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Police in Puerto Rico use tear gas after protesters toss fireworks

first_imgJose Jimenez/Getty Images(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Police in Puerto Rico deployed tear gas near the governor’s mansion in San Juan late Wednesday after someone on the protesters’ side tossed fireworks nearby.There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths. Police earlier had requested protesters leave the area immediately in front of the mansion. Residents, officials and authorities in San Juan earlier in the day were gearing up for large demonstrations in the Puerto Rican capital, as protesters went back to the streets to continue demanding the resignation of embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosello.San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz told ABC News in a call on Tuesday night that she expected Wednesday’s planned protest to be the largest they have seen yet — with 20,000 people marching from the Capitol building to the governor’s mansion. She credited the involvement of musical artists who had called for protests.On Saturday, the nonprofit journalism group Center of Investigative Journalism published nearly 900 pages of conversations from a leaked group chat between Rosello and several top aides that detail efforts to manipulate public narratives, operations to discredit negative press coverage and criticism of opposition leaders.The conversations, made through the Telegram app, also contain sexist, homophobic and misogynistic comments from the members of the group, according to the report. These messages have not been independently authenticated by ABC News. After the revelation of the messages, Rossello announced the resignation of a number of government officials including Luis Rivera Marin, the secretary of state.“I have not committed any illegal acts, or corrupt acts. I committed an improper act,” Rossello said of the Telegram chat group messages.But by Monday, the Old San Juan streets surrounding the governor’s mansion were filled with hundreds of protesters calling for Rossello to leave. Clashes left nearly two dozen police officers injured.On Tuesday, Rossello apologized for his involvement in the messaging but insisted that he would not resign.“I’m not proud of what I did. Those were merely comments, but they were hurtful comments. And I apologize for what I’ve done. But, I need to move forward, continue on with the work I’m doing for Puerto Rico,” he said.He said he understood Monday night’s protests were a direct message against him and his administration.“I will continue in my job,” a defiant Rossello said from the governor’s mansion, adding “my commitment is to keep on working.”On Wednesday, Royal Caribbean said that a second cruise ship — this time, the Harmony of the Seas — would not be stopping in San Juan because of concerns about the demonstrations.“Due to the ongoing civil unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we have cancelled Harmony of the Seas’ call to San Juan. Harmony will now sail to St. Maarten, her next scheduled port of call. Concern for the safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew members is our top priority,” the company said.The previous day, Royal Caribbean said it that had canceled a planned stop to the city by its Empress of the Seas and would be rerouting to Tortola.“Our guests will receive refunds for prepaid shore excursions. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will make adjustments as necessary,” the company said in part.In response to the news that the Empress of the Seas would not be docking in San Juan, Cruz told ABC News Tuesday night that there are times where one has to “forego a little today to ensure a lot tomorrow.”White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a written statement on Tuesday that the latest political developments on the island “prove the President’s concerns about mismanagement, politicization, and corruption have been valid.”The governor responded to the White House’s comments, saying “Corruption is a social evil. It’s a social evil in the private sector, it’s a social evil in local government, it’s a social evil in the federal government.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Data Science Lecturer

first_imgThe Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Applied Mathematicsand Statistics, in collaboration with the Mathematical Institutefor Data Sciences, seeks applicants for a lecturer position in DataScience commencing July 1, 2021 on the Homewood campus.The selected individual will be a member of the faculty in theDepartment of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, but will mostlybe expected to participate in the master’s program in Data Scienceby teaching two courses per semester over a two-semester academicyear. The selected individual will also be expected to be involvedin the program’s academic leadership and in the evaluation ofstudent applications to the program and, and to advise students whoare enrolled in the program. Successful candidates must have astrong academic background, with a doctoral degree in one of thefollowing: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, ElectricalEngineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. They areexpected to have a strong commitment to, and excellent credentialsin, teaching subjects that are relevant in Statistics and DataScience, including its mathematical foundations.More information about the Department of Applied Mathematics andStatistics can be found at https://engineering.jhu.edu/ams/, about the Mathematical Institute for Data Sciences at https://www.minds.jhu.edu and aboutthe Whiting School of Engineering at https://engineering.jhu.edu/ . Adescription of the Data Science master’s program may also be foundat https://engineering.jhu.edu/ams/data-science-masters-program/.Applications will be reviewed as they are received and willcontinue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicationsreceived by December 31, 2020 will receive fullconsideration.All applicants should submit their application online at apply.interfolio.com/80105Electronic applications should include a cover letter describingthe principal expertise of the applicant, a statement of teachinginterests, a complete resume, and at least four referenceletters.The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer that actively encourages interest from minoritiesand women and is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fosteringa diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. TheJohns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

Satirical blog intensifies ‘I, Too, Am Oxford’ controversy

first_img“The whiteboard comments were individual to each person and related to their personal experience of Oxford’s inclusivity. This of course leads to a wider discussion of access for all types of minorities at Oxford.“We are simply painting a more balanced picture of the university and highlighting to people that it is ignorant individuals, and not the University of Oxford, that expresses these views.“We all stand by our response and really hope that people will take the time to read the explanation at the beginning of our Tumblr page as we feel this accurately expresses our intentions.”Chiara Giovanni, who was involved in the “I, Too, Am Oxford” campaign, said, “While I thoguht it was funny, well-timed and aptly named, I think a quick explanation of why WAAO is silencing, hurtful and belittling to the PoC who took part in the original project would have been useful. It’s a shame tha this isn’t immediately obvious but clearly it’s necessary to explain that (a) parrotting access expenditure does not equate to dedicated combatting of institutional racism while students are here and (b) white people telling the PoC who participated that they, in effect, should sit downa nd stop worrying because everything’s dine and ‘diversity’ is being celebrated.”“Some of the comments were irrelevant, but I do think that the fact this exists, along with the huge backlash to WAAO on Tiwtter at #wearealloxford demosntrates how hurtful and insulting this project is, and how it’s actually having a terrible impact on the University’s image (the opposite than intended!), which ought to be taken very seriously.”Many have reacted negatively to “We Are All Oxford” on Twitter. One tweet reads, “Oxford University outreach spend: £5.6 million. Oxford University annual endowment: £3.8 billion #wearealloxford”. Another reads, “#wearealloxford is exactly why #ITooAmOxford is needed. I cannot believe that @ousunews thought it was a good idea. Really sad.”However, others have defended the campaign. A recent tweet reads, “#wearealloxford has been woefully misunderstood. Its ONLY argument is that the original campaign is unrepresentative. Not denying it.” A new Tumblr account purporting to be, “A concise description of what’s wrong with “We Are All Oxford” has added to the controversy surrounding the “I, Too, Am Oxford” compaign.“We Are All Awful”, published earlier today, posts pictures from “We Are All Oxford” alongside captions that mock the original content.In one post, a “troll” face is superimposed onto that of a woman holding the sign, “We enjoyed celebrating diversity at the OUSU International Fair”, alongisde the caption, “This white person who ‘enjoys’ celebrating ‘diversity’”.Other features, including the fact that one person appears twice in “We Are All Oxford”, holding a different sign in each picture, are also mocked.“We Are All Oxford” was published earlier this week by Alexandra Jaye Wilson in protest on what it considered an unfair representation of the treatment of race in the university by the “I, Too, Am Oxford” campaign.She commented, “We are appalled that someone has reduced the efforts of our response to a patronising and immature parody blog. We have emphasised repeatedly that we have no intention to undermine the original campaign as it raises very important issues about people’s prejudices and misguided perceptions, which need to be challenged!“It seems as though the social media reaction is claiming that we are saying that racism does not exist, which is not the case at all. We are not naive and we are horrified that people think we are trying to suggest that these negative experiences do not matter, as many of us have faced them ourselves.“In addition to this, there has been a lot of criticism about white people featuring in the campaign. We think it is extremely important that everyone has an opportunity to express their opinion and people who are white should not feel that they are excluded from this discussion. For clarification some of the white people pictured are not White British and are in fact ethnic minorities.last_img read more

Forum Cancellation Leads to Call For Resignation For Mayor Austin

first_imgForum Cancellation Leads to Call For Resignation For Mayor AustinJUNE 1ST, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, HENDERSON COUNTY, INDIANA, KENTUCKYAs talks over a possible Deaconess Health and Methodist Hospital affiliation continue drama is surrounding the process. Thursday night, Henderson City Commissioner Robert Pruitt called for Mayor Steve Austin to step down from the Methodist Board of Directors. That came after an informal public forum was canceled. Mayor Austin sits on the board independently from being mayor. He says the 24 member board voted to cancel the forum due to tight nondisclosure agreements.“Disturbing but not surprising both of those people that are bringing up issues about it are running for public office in the next election so I’m sure they are trying to get a little traction with that,” says Austin.Mayor Austin says the forum may be rescheduled once their nondisclosure agreements run out at the end of the month.For now, officials are asking anyone with questions to email them at [email protected] TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

IS IT TRUE DECEMBER 15, 2015

first_img We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke “…honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE that the City County Observer would like to congratulate the Evansville Courier and Press for picking up on the IS IT TRUE post that was published earlier this week about the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Holiday Gluttony Feast Part 2? …after CVB being outed 7 years ago for spending over $3,000 for a dinner event held at Biaggi’s Ristorante, the CVB may have done it again with purchasing a $1,100 roasted whole pig from Dewig’s Market in Haubstadt?  …if Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau CEO would had purchased this roasted pig from local vendors he may have paid a lot less for this dish?  …we thought that theme for the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau was to buy local? … word in the street is that the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau also had a roasted “The Pig Fest” in 2016?  …it has been reported that the total bill for the 2017 “The Pig Feast” exceeded well over $2,000, excluding any alcohol? IS IT TRUE that Bob Warren has headed the CVB for 8 years will announced his retirement around this coming May, 2018?  …since Mr. Warren is in charge of bringing new visitors and investors to Evansville, we hope that were no Muslims or Jewish people that didn’t get offended by this event and stayed away because of this big fat roasted pig had its picture plastered all over Facebook?  …offering mutton alongside “The Pig” may have suited those (and there are many) who do not eat pork?IS IT TRUE that its been a very long time since someone has channeled Johnny Carson in doing a “Carnak the Magnificent” imitation in making some unrealistic predictions?  ….it looks like the prediction what would happen to downtown Evansville if a new convention hotel was built downtown may be some what off?…we wonder if this is the same “Carnak the Magnificent” who predicted an occupancy rate that would exceed the local averages for the downtown Doubletree? …Mole #21 tells the CCO that the occupancy rate the downtown Doubletree Hotel for the first year may be coming in below 40% which is lower than average for the Tri-State motels?…we wonder if this is the same “Carnak The Magnificent” that agreed with the power that be that the Ford Center and the Doubletree Hotel together would successfully bring lots of conventions and of big acts to town and it would pay for the Ford Center bond debt?  …the reality is that there has literally hasn’t been a single act that has come to the Ford Center that Roberts Stadium couldn’t have handled?…the real miscalculation statement made by the CVB leadership was if the city would bring a big time NCAA Division II sporting event to Evansville it would fill the Ford Center and area hotels never happening?IS IT TRUE we read that Mr. Warren will announce his retirement in May, 2018 and we wish him well? ..in all fairness Mr. Warren has done a okay job with what he has to work with?…its looks like that all of subsidized fun and games nonsense will not turn Evansville into a major tourist attraction any more than a fancy bike path on North Main Street will turn it into a desirable neighborhood or the Evansville Thunderbolts will make the Ford Center profitable?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel when CVB served a roasted pig at their holiday event it attracted new businesses to locate in Evansville? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]center_img EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Crooner Tony DeSare Performs With Ocean City Pops Aug. 5

first_imgSinger, songwriter Tony DeSare performs with the Ocean City Pops Big Band Sunday at the Ocean City Music Pier. (www.tonydesare.com) By Maddy VitaleTony DeSare is not just a crooner with a smooth voice that can lull a baby to sleep or liven up a concert hall with his Big Band swing.He wouldn’t be satisfied just to be all of that – even though he pleases fans around the globe.He is a pianist, a songwriter, a composer, an audio engineer, shoots, edits and records all of his own videos.“I think that is what makes me different,” DeSare said in a phone interview shortly before getting on the road Wednesday afternoon.The reason audiences pack his venues from jazz clubs, to theaters and concert halls is simple.“I tell audiences I try to cover a little bit of the last century of pop music. I love great songs – classic pop songs. I will also throw originals in,” he explained. “The idea is, I really like to think of it not so much like a concert, but entertainment. I try to make it spontaneous and unpredictable. I go from a Cole Porter song to Prince.”One of DeSare’s favorite songs to perform is one of his own creations titled, “How I will say I love you.”“If I had a most popular song, it is that one. It has been used over the years in lots of weddings,” he noted.The audience at the Ocean City Music Pier will be swooned and entertained by DeSare in his concert “Tony DeSare Fly Me to the Moon” Sunday night with the Ocean City Pops Big Band.The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $20. DeSare will perform songs by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, the Bee Gees, and Billy Joel as well as some of his own and the timeless classics of Frank Sinatra.DeSare, who grew up in upstate New York, said he will be experiencing Ocean City for the first time and is looking forward to it.“I am very excited about going there,” he noted. “We are going to have a good time. I heard the Pops are great.”DeSare didn’t surprise with his answer as to who was his biggest influence.“It is Frank Sinatra. He is the first real pop star to sing with a microphone and make it an art form. He really was the model. Before him was Bing Crosby, but Bing didn’t take it to his level,” he said.But singing and a love for jazz came after DeSare’s entrance into the musical world through his love of the piano.“My parents didn’t listen to jazz growing up. I fell in love with the piano,” he said. “I loved jazz and all the greats in the golden age of songwriters – the Great American Songbook. That model where people came up with great songs doesn’t exist the same today. Today it is more about beat and production than it is about the song.”DeSare takes his fans back to the golden age of songs, paying homage to the classics by putting a fresh twist on it, he said.He has seven albums to his credit with three top 10 Billboard jazz albums and has won critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances, according to his website.And it all started nearly 20 years ago, and times have definitely changed for the performer.“I moved to New York City in 1999. When I first moved there I would walk by the jazz club Birdland, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. I wouldn’t even have enough money to buy a ticket,” he said with a chuckle. “Over the years, I performed at every single one of them. They are definitely checked off my bucket list.”Tony DeSare loves performing the classics by Frank Sinatra. (Courtesy www.tonydesare.com)DeSare lives with his wife Daisy and their 5-year-old son Christopher in the Atlanta area and also have a home in New York City. A strong family is what keeps him grounded. he said.“I fly just about every week,” he said. “Daisy and I have been married for six years. She is very supportive of me and understands I have to travel for my job.”He carries with him one thought touring throughout the United States and Canada.“Being able to communicate with music is something very unique that you couldn’t do just by speaking,” he said. “There is something special and magical that happens with music I don’t think we even understand.”Tickets to the show Tony DeSare Fly Me to the Moon are $25 and $20. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice. To learn more about Tony DeSare visit www.tonydesare.com.Tony DeSare performs around the globe. (www.tonydesare.com)last_img read more

Indiana Chamber of Commerce issues priority list to lawmakers

first_img Google+ Indiana Chamber of Commerce issues priority list to lawmakers By Charles Edward (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is asking the state General Assembly to take steps in 2021 to reinforce Indiana’s status as an economic leader in order to help businesses and their workers emerge from the prolonged pandemic.At its virtual legislative preview this past week, the organization unveiled the specific policy actions it believes will have the most impact on Indiana’s economic recovery:Enhanced legal liability protections for Hoosier businesses if an employee, customer or other person contracts the COVID-19 virus after returning to work or visiting the businessRaising the state’s cigarette tax to discourage smoking and vaping, plus shore up the state’s financesEstablishing a work share program that will allow employers to maintain a skilled stable workforce during economic downturns, like what has happened during the current pandemicIncreasing incentives for attracting remote workers to Indiana to help mitigate the projected losses to its workforce over the next decade (due in large part to Baby Boomers retiring)Additional state efforts to further prepare Indiana for the digital economy, including continuing to bring high speed broadband to all corners of the state“The pandemic was unforeseen and state funds have dwindled, but Indiana is in better position that most and can take charge of how it makes its way back,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.He cautioned, however, that businesses should not be penalized for the pandemic in the form of paying more taxes or fees.“Too many companies have closed and more are barely hanging on. Instead, businesses and the workforce need as much certainty and targeted assistance in the form of incentives and opportunities. That’s how we can protect employers and employment, and start to get more back to normal.”Brinegar said he’s pleased that protecting businesses and institutions from legal liability regarding COVID-19 is also a priority of legislative leadership.He also noted that incentives around remote workers and further preparing all areas of the state for new technology are no longer an option but required. “Broadband connectivity – and ultimate consumer adoption – is becoming as important an infrastructure need as water and electricity.”Two long-standing priorities the Indiana Chamber has pushed for several years reappear on the list and seem to have their best chance of occurring in 2021: Raising the cigarette tax and the state implementing a work share program.Brinegar explained that beyond the obvious health care advantages for a state lacking in positive health outcomes, “Indiana’s smoking rate is fourth highest in the U.S., and our cigarette tax is the lowest in the Midwest and 37th lowest in the nation. With a critical need for the state to replenish its general fund, the so-called sin taxes, like on tobacco, are a likely place for lawmakers to start.”Work share legislation has yet to be voted on by the House or Senate; the Indiana Chamber sees support building for the state to join the 28 others in enacting “this common sense” employment policy.“Under a work share program, employers can reduce hours without full layoffs, enabling workers to keep their jobs (and benefits) – which, over time, could be returned to full-time status once economic circumstances improve.“We don’t know how long this recovery is going to take or if there will be more downturns along the way. What we do know is that if Indiana had a work share program currently in place, federal CARES Act money would have covered ALL the unemployment benefits for employees on work share through the end of the year.“As it is, the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund had to pay tens of millions of dollars in the benefits for those employees. This, in turn, caused the fund to be depleted faster and the state to borrow more money from the federal government than it would have if Indiana had enacted a workshare program.  We can’t afford to get caught without a work share program again,” Brinegar concludes.A panel discussion featuring all four General Assembly caucus leaders was also part of the annual Indiana Chamber event. The detailed rundown of the group’s legislative initiatives – for 2021 and long term – is available at www.indianachamber.com/priorities. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Jon Zimney – November 21, 2020 1 271 Previous articleCOVID concerns force the delay of the South Bend police tapes trialNext articleEducation task force wants civics lessons to take bigger priority in schools Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

FOB: Furlough scheme vital for foodservice bakeries

first_imgThe extension of the job furlough scheme has been welcomed by a baking industry suffering from the collapse of the foodservice market.Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week announced that the scheme to pay workers on leave because of coronavirus will be extended to October. It is estimated a quarter of the UK workforce is now covered by the scheme.Employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500 until the end of July, but the government will ask companies to contribute to the cost of the scheme from August, when employers will be able to bring furloughed employees back part-time.Baking industry trade groups have said the scheme has been essential during the outbreak.Although there has been a huge increase in demand for bread at retail, many bakery businesses have been hit hard by the closure of trade customers such as pubs, restaurants and schools.“Some of our members, where foodservice is an integral part of their business, have seen a significant decrease in sales,” said Federation of Bakers chief executive Gordon Polson.“During these difficult times and while the foodservice industry remains affected by Covid-19, we believe this government support is essential in helping to ensure the future of many businesses in the bread and bakery industry.”Trade group Scottish Bakers said its members were reporting that 80% of bakery businesses had now furloughed staff, with a significant proportion of the sector ceasing to trade altogether.The organisation added that this meant almost half of all Scottish bakery shops and all bakery cafés were now closed, and that many bakers feared they would be unable to continue trading or remain viable for much longer.“This announcement by the Chancellor offers a real lifeline to many struggling small and medium-sized bakery businesses throughout Scotland,” said Scottish Bakers chief executive Alasdair Smith.“The extension will allow businesses to more carefully plan their escape from lockdown and begin to bring back staff in a more measured way over a longer period of time. This will help them build up their capacity as demand for their products begins to recover with greater freedom of movement for our population.”He added that being able to plan as far forward as the end of October was a welcome extra relief for businesses and would help to preserve many jobs in the sector.last_img read more

Some Kind of Wonderful! Beautiful Recoups on Broadway

first_img View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows In addition to Mueller, Beautiful stars Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil. The company also includes Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen, Ashley Blanchet, Andrew Brewer, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins. It’s one fine day for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The bio-musical, capitalized at $13 million, has become the first new tuner of the 2013-2014 season to recoup. Starring 2014 Tony winner Jessie Mueller in the title role and directed by Marc Bruni, the production is currently running at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

FUSINA Repels Honduran Drug Gangs in Mosquito Coast Region

first_img“In order to prevent the inhabitants of Gracias a Dios from developing direct and indirect activities for the benefit of common and organized crime, state forces have currently been deployed on land, sea, and air to take full control of this region,” Col. Paz Escalante said. “We are implementing a strong social development program that seeks to improve the living conditions of indigenous communities.” By Dialogo June 16, 2015 Such collaboration was crucial in the operation that led to the capture of Zambulá Thompson. “The arrest was the result of coordinated work done by various government agencies, which are currently operating in the area of Gracias a Dios, all part of FUSINA and deployed by land, air, and sea to shield this area of operations,” FUSINA commander Infantry Colonel Gustavo Adolfo Paz Escalante told Diálogo. And in July 2014, U.S. federal authorities in Florida arrested Miguel’s and Luis’s sister, Digna Valle Valle. Honduran daily La Prensa reported in April that she had pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and agreed to cooperate with U.S. federal prosecutors in exchange for a reduced sentence. Inter-agency and international cooperation is a key component of these efforts; for example, 400 Marines and pilots work in shifts to patrol sea and air routes throughout the day, while two ships patrol inter-oceanic waters. Meanwhile, a Military unit in the area coordinates these efforts with forces from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). That initiative is being carried out by FUSINA, an organization comprised of 4,400 highly trained, equipped, and specialized men and women of the Armed Forces, the National Police, the Attorney General’s office, the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), the Immigration Agency and the Directorate for Intelligence. And their efforts have led to several successful security operations, including two major drug interdictions in the Mosquito Coast area. In mid April, FUSINA together with Navy personnel seized 691 kilos of cocaine on the Caratasca Lagoon in Puerto Lempira, the capital of Gracias a Dios department. The drug was hidden in six fishing boats traveling on the lagoon. And a week later, FUSINA agents conducted an operation that led to the capture of Jorge Zambulá Thompson, a Miskito man allegedly carrying 175 kilos of cocaine on a fishing boat in the department of Gracias a Dios. That initiative is being carried out by FUSINA, an organization comprised of 4,400 highly trained, equipped, and specialized men and women of the Armed Forces, the National Police, the Attorney General’s office, the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), the Immigration Agency and the Directorate for Intelligence. And their efforts have led to several successful security operations, including two major drug interdictions in the Mosquito Coast area. In mid April, FUSINA together with Navy personnel seized 691 kilos of cocaine on the Caratasca Lagoon in Puerto Lempira, the capital of Gracias a Dios department. The drug was hidden in six fishing boats traveling on the lagoon. And a week later, FUSINA agents conducted an operation that led to the capture of Jorge Zambulá Thompson, a Miskito man allegedly carrying 175 kilos of cocaine on a fishing boat in the department of Gracias a Dios. Government disrupts gangs in Gracias a Dios For example, in the Caribbean region of Honduras, some drug trafficking organizations are exploiting members of the Miskito indigenous people, using threats or promises of large amounts of money to persuade them to transport drugs. But the Honduran government is fighting back — aggressively focusing air, naval, and land forces against drug trafficking organizations as part of an overarching security plan known as Operation Morazán. Such collaboration was crucial in the operation that led to the capture of Zambulá Thompson. “The arrest was the result of coordinated work done by various government agencies, which are currently operating in the area of Gracias a Dios, all part of FUSINA and deployed by land, air, and sea to shield this area of operations,” FUSINA commander Infantry Colonel Gustavo Adolfo Paz Escalante told Diálogo. Agents with the Honduran National Inter-Agency Task Force (FUSINA) have made important inroads in the fight against transnational criminal organizations that operate in the Mosquito Coast region — particularly in remote areas that have become a haven for drug trafficking in recent years. As a consequence of FUSINA’s efforts, the Mosquito Coast region “can’t be regarded as a paradise for drug lords anymore,” said Eugenio Sosa, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). Those forces have contributed to several major drug seizures and arrests of organized crime kingpins in recent months, including the captures of several leaders of Los Cachiros, a drug trafficking gang, and the leaders of the Los Valles drug trafficking group. The two busts in April denote a broader trend in Gracias a Dios, where transnational criminal organizations have pulled some Miskito people into drug trafficking by threatening them or offering them large amounts of money, Col. Paz Escalante said. The Miskitos are located in the Northeast region of Honduras, an area known as “The Honduran Mosquitia” — specifically from the mouth of the Rio Wanks (also known as Rio Coco or Rio Segovia) to Rio Tinto (also know as Rio Black) in Gracias a Dios. That organization, based in the department of Copán, was led by brothers Miguel Arnulfo Valle Valle and Luis Alonso Valle Valle. In October 2014, Honduran law enforcement authorities captured the two brothers; the Honduran government later extradited them to the United States, where they face federal drug trafficking charges. U.S. federal prosecutors allege the brothers led an organization which transported tons of cocaine from Colombia to Honduras and finally to the United States. Strategic security initiative Dismantling groups like Los Valles and Los Cachiros is part of the Honduran government’s broad security strategy. At least four drug cartels, including at one from Mexico and one from Colombia, operate in Honduras; and FUSINA operations have hit them hard, seizing some of their assets and capturing some of their operatives. Those efforts have reduced violence and overall crime in the departments of Olancho, Copán, Cortés, and the city of San Pedro Sula. Additionally, FUSINA, in cooperation with the United States government, has also disrupted Los Cachiros. In September 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department designated seven individuals and five businesses tied to the Honduran gang; and in January, the group’s alleged leaders — Javier Eriberto Rivera Maradiaga, alias “Javier Cachiro,” and his brother Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga — surrendered to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in January. Strategic security initiative Overall, since its launch on January 27, 2014, Operation Morazán has led to the seizure of more than 11,000 kilos of cocaine, most of it at sea; the execution of 3,927 arrest warrants, including extradition orders; and the dismantling of 55 criminal gangs. As a consequence of FUSINA’s efforts, the Mosquito Coast region “can’t be regarded as a paradise for drug lords anymore,” said Eugenio Sosa, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). Those forces have contributed to several major drug seizures and arrests of organized crime kingpins in recent months, including the captures of several leaders of Los Cachiros, a drug trafficking gang, and the leaders of the Los Valles drug trafficking group. For example, in the Caribbean region of Honduras, some drug trafficking organizations are exploiting members of the Miskito indigenous people, using threats or promises of large amounts of money to persuade them to transport drugs. But the Honduran government is fighting back — aggressively focusing air, naval, and land forces against drug trafficking organizations as part of an overarching security plan known as Operation Morazán. And in July 2014, U.S. federal authorities in Florida arrested Miguel’s and Luis’s sister, Digna Valle Valle. Honduran daily La Prensa reported in April that she had pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and agreed to cooperate with U.S. federal prosecutors in exchange for a reduced sentence. “We are tackling crime in the countryside, towns, and neighborhoods,” Col. Paz Escalante said. “We trust in God that we will be cleaning and increasingly reducing the crime rate in each of the neighborhoods of the different municipalities.” Additionally, FUSINA, in cooperation with the United States government, has also disrupted Los Cachiros. In September 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department designated seven individuals and five businesses tied to the Honduran gang; and in January, the group’s alleged leaders — Javier Eriberto Rivera Maradiaga, alias “Javier Cachiro,” and his brother Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga — surrendered to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in January. Overall, since its launch on January 27, 2014, Operation Morazán has led to the seizure of more than 11,000 kilos of cocaine, most of it at sea; the execution of 3,927 arrest warrants, including extradition orders; and the dismantling of 55 criminal gangs. The two busts in April denote a broader trend in Gracias a Dios, where transnational criminal organizations have pulled some Miskito people into drug trafficking by threatening them or offering them large amounts of money, Col. Paz Escalante said. The Miskitos are located in the Northeast region of Honduras, an area known as “The Honduran Mosquitia” — specifically from the mouth of the Rio Wanks (also known as Rio Coco or Rio Segovia) to Rio Tinto (also know as Rio Black) in Gracias a Dios. That organization, based in the department of Copán, was led by brothers Miguel Arnulfo Valle Valle and Luis Alonso Valle Valle. In October 2014, Honduran law enforcement authorities captured the two brothers; the Honduran government later extradited them to the United States, where they face federal drug trafficking charges. U.S. federal prosecutors allege the brothers led an organization which transported tons of cocaine from Colombia to Honduras and finally to the United States. Agents with the Honduran National Inter-Agency Task Force (FUSINA) have made important inroads in the fight against transnational criminal organizations that operate in the Mosquito Coast region — particularly in remote areas that have become a haven for drug trafficking in recent years. “In order to prevent the inhabitants of Gracias a Dios from developing direct and indirect activities for the benefit of common and organized crime, state forces have currently been deployed on land, sea, and air to take full control of this region,” Col. Paz Escalante said. “We are implementing a strong social development program that seeks to improve the living conditions of indigenous communities.” Government disrupts gangs in Gracias a Dios Inter-agency and international cooperation is a key component of these efforts; for example, 400 Marines and pilots work in shifts to patrol sea and air routes throughout the day, while two ships patrol inter-oceanic waters. Meanwhile, a Military unit in the area coordinates these efforts with forces from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). Dismantling groups like Los Valles and Los Cachiros is part of the Honduran government’s broad security strategy. At least four drug cartels, including at one from Mexico and one from Colombia, operate in Honduras; and FUSINA operations have hit them hard, seizing some of their assets and capturing some of their operatives. Those efforts have reduced violence and overall crime in the departments of Olancho, Copán, Cortés, and the city of San Pedro Sula. “We are tackling crime in the countryside, towns, and neighborhoods,” Col. Paz Escalante said. “We trust in God that we will be cleaning and increasingly reducing the crime rate in each of the neighborhoods of the different municipalities.” In the area of La Mosquitia Excellent In my view this is an excellent magazine, positive and informative.last_img read more

CFPB gathering feedback on remittance rule

first_img continue reading » The CFPB has issued a request for information (RFI) on its remittance rule – a positive sign for the industry as the bureau considers possible changes to the rule. NAFCU has long expressed concerns about the rule’s highly burdensome compliance costs and urged the bureau to exempt credit unions from the rule.“NAFCU has long argued that credit unions should be exempt from all CFPB rulemakings, including its remittance rule,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “The remittance rule imposes overbearing compliance costs, which have effectively prevented many credit unions from providing assistance to consumers in need.“The rule, as it stands, pushes countless consumers away from credit unions and into the waiting arms of shady, fly-by-night entities that may do consumers harm. We appreciate the CFPB’s commitment to reviewing the rule, and we look forward to continuing to work with them throughout the process,” Berger added. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NCUA outlines CSA, CBSA application requirements

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Amendments to the NCUA’s chartering and field-of-membership rules go into effect Oct. 14, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood wrote in a letter to federal credit unions (20-FCU-03). These changes will allow a credit union applying for NCUA approval of a community charter, expansion, or conversion to designate a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) or an individual, contiguous portion of a CSA as a well-defined local community (WDLC) if the area has a population of 2.5 million or less.Beginning Oct. 14, 2020, prospective and existing federal credit unions seeking a community charter may use a CSA or portions of a CSA (within certain limitations, as defined in the rule) as a basis for defining their proposed service area without documenting how a CSA’s residents interact or share common interests.The rule also clarifies that an applicant credit union must provide the NCUA with the business rationale used to define a CSA or Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) if the defined area does not include an area’s largest county or named city. continue reading »last_img read more

Dated Gold Coast house skyrockets almost $2 million past reserve at competitive auction

first_imgIt was sold by the children of the late Ray and Joan Stuart, who owned a local newsagent. Mr Stuart was a former Rotary club president and died in 2006. His wife died earlier this year. The four-bedroom property is on an 810sq m double block with views of the ocean and Burleigh Heads National Park on three sides. The buyers plan to knockdown the property and build a family home.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoKollosche director Michael Kollosche, who sold the property alongside Eoghan Murphy, said there were 54 bids placed in just 25 minutes. “It’s a trophy asset and very unique as it was the first time to market in over 57 years,” he said. “Most of the buyers looking at it were looking at it as a home site to demolish and build a new home.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: The value of a view01:16 Mr Kollosche said the sellers — siblings Duncan, Philip and Julie — were extremely happy with the result. “They are elated to get well above their reserve price and know it’s going to end up with a home a family will enjoy,” he said. “Their preference was not to see a big development there.” The impressive views were a big selling point. The four-bedroom house had a reserve of $3.5 million.The two-level house at 1 Short St had 178 groups inquire, with 18 registered bidders at the auction on the weekend. An opening bid of $1 million was placed before the price was quickly push passed reserve. The hammer fell $1.875 million above the vendors price expectations. MORE NEWS: Imagine living a fairytale A quaint house at 1 Short St, Burleigh Heads, has sold under the hammer for $5.375 million.A DATED Burleigh Heads house has fetched almost $2 million more than expected, selling for a whopping $5.375 million at auction.The property was the legacy of a newsagent’s early-morning paper deliveries 55 years ago and changed hands for the first time in its history. A prominent Gold Coast fashion couple Wez and Eirin Bryett, who founded women’s clothing boutique and fashion line Princess Polly, splashed millions to knock the property down and build a modern masterpiece for their family. RELATED: Burleigh Heads home listed for sale, 55 years after it was built by the local newsagent MORE NEWS: How this home moved suburbs last_img read more

Juve midfielder put Man Utd, Everton on alert

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket While Ancelotti is noted to rd appears the likelier scenario, with Juventus’ long-standing interest in Utd talisman Paul Pogba a possible bargaining chip. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently revealed be the driving force behind the Toffees’ approach, a move to Old Trafford thoughts about a potential Pogba-Bruno Fernandes creative axis, yet rumours of a Pogba exit continue to persist in the media. read also:Juventus plot £125m package to re-sign sign Pogba with Ramsey, Rabiot included The Metro article notes that Rabiot – valued at around the £26.5m mark – could feasibly be used as a makeweight in any deal to take Pogba back to the Bianconeri. The sticking point of Rabiot’s £120,000-per-week salary is duly noted in the article, though this would be entirely offset plus interest if Pogba were to move the other way. Meanwhile, Man Utd have joined Chelsea in their efforts to pinch a free agent signing away from Jose Mourinho and Tottenham’s grasp. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, has put Manchester  United and Everton on alert after the latest report stated the Frenchman is ‘open’ to a Premier League move. Rabiot, 25, switched Ligue 1 for Serie A last summer after nine years with Paris Saint-Germain. Despite his undoubted talents, the France international struggled to adapt to the Italian game and has been marginalised to the tune of just 14 starts across all competitions in his debut season in Turin. Man Utd recently registered their interest in the player, with the club reportedly hoping his potential acquisition would allow him to replace an ageing Jose Mourinho signing still with the team. Now, British newspaper the Metro (who cite Italian publication Corriere di Torino) have added fuel to the fire by stating ‘Rabiot would be open’ to a Premier League switch. The Red Devils, as well as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton, are both name-checked as potential suitors, while Rabiot’s agent and mother, Veronique, is revealed to be ‘sounding out potential options.’Advertisementlast_img read more

Mancini: Owners unhappy at title defence

first_img Press Association Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini accepts the club’s owners are not happy with the champions’ faltering Barclays Premier League title defence. The Italian went on: “After you lose you can’t be happy for 24 hours but after that you need to think about the future. We have a good relationship. At this moment they aren’t happy because when you lose you can’t be happy but I think they are happy with our job over the three years.” Mancini reacted angrily to his side’s performance at Southampton and was heavily critical of the players. He now expects a reaction as Leeds visit. He said: “I think that the players know they didn’t do their job at Southampton and sometimes it is important they take the responsibility. I think that we have some players that can do better than this year but I am sure I have a good team and at the end of it we will win something. “It will be different because it’s the FA Cup but it won’t change for us because results are always important and there is always pressure. The players will respond, I’m sure about this.” As for the title race, Mancini claims it is not in his nature to concede defeat. He believes that if the deficit can be cut before City travel to Old Trafford on April 8, further league success remains possible. Mancini said: “I think that is a difficult moment because we lost seven points in three games but in football sometimes it is strange. When you think it is finished, three or four games can change everything. While we have the points available to win, we should believe in ourselves. “We play the derby in April and from now until then we have six games and we need to look at what happens in the next six games. If we reduce the gap before the derby… but it’s not important to look at the table. It’s important to win, win, win.” center_img But the Italian does not fear for his job and expects his players to respond to last weekend’s damaging loss at Southampton and keep fighting to retain the crown. Rivals Manchester United now lead City by 12 points at the top of the table and, with just 12 games remaining, the FA Cup appears to be Mancini’s most realistic route to silverware. But Mancini, who regularly speaks to chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, feels he and the club’s hierarchy are looking forward confidently. The 48-year-old said: “I speak with Khaldoon every week. He is like me. When we lose he has my mentality, he is upset and disappointed but this is normal and it’s correct in football.” last_img read more

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

first_imgHe says the league is thankful only two players have tested positive for COVID-19 so far and is hopeful weeks of isolation will prevent more from contracting the virus. Players and staff have been told to self-quarantine until at least April 4.There is no timeline for when players might be able to start working out in small groups or report to team training facilities. Meeuwisse says the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and Canada will determine when that might be possible.Varying recommendations and lockdown regulations across the league’s 31 markets could impact how the NHL proceeds. Meeuwisse and deputy commissioner Bill Daly are still unsure whether fans would be allowed in for potential games when they resume.___Aqueduct has extended the suspension of live horse racing through at least April 5 because of the impact of the new coronavirus in New York. The National Hockey League has postponed its scouting combine, awards ceremony and draft that were scheduled for June. It did not provide new dates for the events.With the NHL season on pause since March 12, the postponement of these events did not come as a surprise. The league is still working on scenarios of what hockey would look like if it is able to resume this season.___Organizers of the European Championships in track and field still hope to stage the event in Paris in August despite France being locked down during the coronavirus pandemic.European Athletics says it asked officials in Paris for a feasibility study for the Aug. 25-30 championships. Fox5 in Las Vegas first reported the news.Mortenson-McCarthy says the area of the stadium where the worker was assigned and the surrounding vicinity were immediately shut down and sanitized. Work in other parts of the stadium has been unaffected and the stadium is still scheduled to be completed this summer.The Raiders are set to begin play in the $1.9 billion stadium this fall.___USA Diving will keep its Olympic trials in Indianapolis when the event is rescheduled. Kim Pegula says she and her husband Terry wanted to provide immediate assistance to “those in need and fighting on the front lines.”Money from the teams’ charitable foundations will got to the newly formed Western New York COVID-19 community response fund supporting the region’s non-profit agencies.Money also is going to several local food banks and assistance for health officials in purchasing protective gear and medical equipment.___Rio de Janeiro’s soccer body has extended its prohibition on professional matches in the state to the end of April. The initial suspension is valid until the end of March. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager Don Waddell said the request was “the best avenue to take for the next 10 days.” The team had announced this week that it would temporarily close its offices as of Tuesday while employees work remotely.Waddell said the decision would be on a week-to-week basis, though it doesn’t affect employees working under contracts. It comes as Wake County commission Chairman Greg Ford said the county plans to soon issue a stay-at-home order for residents similar to other areas of the state.The News & Observer of Raleigh first reported the plan, citing an internal email that stated employees would go without pay if they had used all allotted time off. Waddell clarified that later, telling the newspaper: “Everyone will get paid and we’ll figure it out after that.”“Everybody’s got full benefits, everybody’s getting paid this week,” Waddell told the AP. “We haven’t laid one person off. We haven’t cut one person. We haven’t cut any benefits.”The Hurricanes had previously announced plans to compensate arena and team-event staff for lost wages for remaining home games on hold with the NHL regular season suspended. The family of majority owner Adrian Hanauer is making a $500,000 initial investment to the fund, which will be aimed at individuals, non-profits and small businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The MLS team says the fund is intended to support a range of needs, from groceries to rent assistance and monetary packages. The priorities of the fund will go toward individual shift workers and service providers that work in and around the stadium when the team has home matches; small businesses in the area to help them stay open; and non-profits that support individuals and businesses in those neighborhoods.“The Sounders were born here in Seattle over 40 years ago, and we wouldn’t be the club we have become without the support we’ve always found in this amazing and vibrant community,” Hanauer said in a statement. “Now, as our world faces the new and unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, it’s our responsibility to step up and give back to the community in a meaningful way.”___Claressa Shields’ fight against Marie-Eve Dicaire has been postponed. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6 p.m. Wednesday. In a memo to teams, Goodell said restrictions meant as a safeguard against the new coronavirus will be in force until at least April 8. Then the league will re-evaluate, using advice from medical experts and health authorities. The few exceptions include trainers and doctors treating players, security and technology personnel.The NFL has gotten some pushback for not postponing the draft scheduled for April 23-25 while the rest of the sports world is largely shut down. The league is developing a new format because it has scrapped the public events set for Las Vegas. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The companies say they intend to restore jobs and compensation “once our business resumes to its normal state from this unprecedented stoppage.”The Bruins were the last team in the NHL to offer help to gameday employees who lost work because of the coronavirus pandemic — and then only if postponed games aren’t made up. The team is owned by Jeremy Jacobs, who is the chairman of the NHL board of governors and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. According to Forbes Magazine, the Jacobs family is worth $3.3 billion.___Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is teaming up with Dr. Anthony Fauci for a question-and-answer discussion about the coronavirus.Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, will host the chat on his Instagram account Thursday — (at)StephenCurry30. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. March 25, 2020 Woodward said his wife isn’t currently working in a hospital. She finished a nursing contract at the end of February in Arizona, where they live, and is going back to school for another license.The Woodwards are also joining Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his wife, Robyn, to provide meals to health care workers at Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.___The United Center is going to be turned into a logistics hub to help with Illinois’ response to the novel coronavirus.The United Center and the surrounding area will be used for front-line food distribution, first responder staging and collecting medical supplies. “Maybe if they said everybody could have 12 on-field sessions,” Swinney said. “So that means we would get only three just to make it equitable. But some of these schools who got none, they could get 12.”___Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward and his wife Erin, a trauma nurse, have recorded a message thanking first responders and health care workers.The message was sent to the Texas Hospital Association and Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.“We’re just trying to say thank you to all of these people on the front lines,” Woodward said Wednesday. “The first responders are first on the scene to a lot of these things. … The doctors, nurses, everybody, they’re putting themselves at risk for all of us.” The proposed full-face visors are made of plastic and contain anti-fogging material.With non-essential businesses ordered closed in Quebec, the company is awaiting authorization from the provincial government before going into production.___A construction worker at the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas has tested positive for the new coronavirus.Mortenson-McCarthy Builders said Wednesday the worker had not been in close contact with any other project worker and had been off site since last week. The worker is self isolating for 14 days and won’t return to work until cleared. The club’s statement Wednesday says that postponing the two-week grass-court tournament would not come “without significant risk and difficulty” because of the surface.Playing without fans has been ruled out. Wimbledon hasn’t been canceled since World War II.___NASCAR says in a memo to teams that one of its employees at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee was not identified and NASCAR said the individual has been receiving medical care and all potentially exposed have been told to self-quarantine. ___Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders.The protective equipment to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic would be produced at the company’s innovation center in Quebec.Bauer’s vice president of products, Dan Bourgeois, says he has already received calls from Montreal police, firefighters and hospitals interested in the products.Bourgeois says the company decided to adapt its hockey visor production after hearing Premier Francois Legault say manufacturers in Quebec could have a role to play if supplies of protective equipment run low. NASCAR was at Atlanta scheduled to race March 15 without spectators. But two days prior to the race, NASCAR postponed Atlanta and last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which instead was converted into a virtual iRacing event broadcast on Fox Sports 1 with 35 drivers. NASCAR has suspended its season through May 9 and will race at least five more iRaces, televised on Fox, during the stoppage.___The NHL’s chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better.Dr. Winne Meeuwisse says the virus is “really just entering the rapid acceleration phase” in North America. That makes it unclear when hockey might resume. French officials reported their work has been “severely compromised by France’s national shutdown of non-essential activities” during the health crisis. However, European Athletics says “many athletes are keen” to see the championships go ahead as planned. It shapes up as the main medal target for European track and field athletes in 2020 after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year.The European track body’s ruling council next meets May 7-8 by video conference.___The owners of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabres are committing $1.2 million to supporting local charities and health officials dealing with the new coronavirus pandemic.center_img The 2012 gold medalist and four-time world champion said he was disappointed when he found out the Tokyo Games would be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. He considers it a setback, not a deal-breaker.He turns 32 in July. “When I walked away from Rio medal-less in 2016, I contemplated retirement,” he tweeted. “Not because I couldn’t do it anymore, but because I knew that it would require another four years of tremendous work to get back. I was unsure if I was willing to dedicate another four years of my life to reach that stage.“Yet, here we are, and there it goes. The race that I was once afraid to embark on because of its length just moved its finish line a little further. But I’m still in the race.”Burroughs’ aggressive wrestling style and success has earned him a worldwide following. Rio is home to defending Copa Libertadores winners Flamengo.Brazil has more than 2,400 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, and 57 people have died.___The Boston Bruins say they are putting 68 full-time employees on temporary leave and cutting the pay of 82 others who work for the team or Delaware North, which owns the TD Garden.The moves — which the Bruins called “temporary business stabilization measures” — are effective April 1. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. Curry posted his plans on his Twitter account with an invite to all to submit questions. ___Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is open to the NCAA allowing more football practices after spring ball was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Tigers got in nine sessions after starting practice Feb. 26 before all spring activities, including their Orange and White scrimmage, were canceled.Swinney is not in favor of extending fall camp, instead suggesting a sort of NFL-style mini-camp depending on how many spring workouts the team got before spring activities were canceled. Associated Press He won his first world title in 2011 and took gold in his Olympics debut in London the next year. He was favored to repeat as champion at 74 kilograms in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro but finished ninth. He won the world title in 2017 and was third the last two years.___Churchill Downs has suspended the final three racing dates at Turfway Park following Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s “Healthy at Home” executive order out of concern for the COVID-19 pandemic.The Florence, Kentucky, track’s winter meet was scheduled to end Saturday. Turfway’s backside area will remain open because it falls under the “life-sustaining business” category by providing “food, shelter and other necessities of life for animals.”___ As a result, the $750,000 Wood Memorial has been postponed. No make-up date has been determined yet for the major Kentucky Derby prep that was to be run on April 4.Last Thursday, the New York Racing Association suspended racing at Aqueduct after confirmation that a backstretch worker who lived and worked at Belmont Park tested positive for COVID-19. The Belmont backstretch is home to 585 workers who tend to the daily care of more than 1,300 horses stabled on the property.The pandemic has affected other prep races for the Kentucky Derby, which itself was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. The Sunland Derby in New Mexico and Blue Grass and Lexington stakes in Kentucky have been canceled, along with the UAE Derby. The Arkansas Derby was pushed back from April 11 to May 2. For now, the Florida Derby on March 28 and Santa Anita Derby on April 4 are still scheduled.___ At various times, she held the American record in the shot put in the women’s 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. She also was once the nation’s top-ranked thrower and ranked eighth in the world in the weight throw in the 75-79 age group.___Argentine cyclist Max Richeze has been released from a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, where the UAE Team Emirates rider spent 18 days after testing positive for the coronavirus following the cancellation of the UAE Tour.Richeze wrote on Instagram that two tests for COVID-19 had come back negative and he was discharged Wednesday.That status of Richeze’s teammate, Fernando Gaviria, remains unknown after he also tested positive for the virus. Two staff members for UAE Team Emirates also tested positive, and the entire team remains in voluntary quarantine. “On behalf of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, our athletes, our front offices and our dedicated United Center personnel, our thoughts and support are with the people of this great city and state,” a spokesman for the United Center said in a release. “Together, we will get through this.”___Mary Roman, a world-class senior athlete who held numerous national age records in track and field, has died of complications from COVID-19, the mayor of Norwalk said. She was 83.Roman, who also served for 20 years as Norwalk’s city clerk in Connecticut, died Monday night at Norwalk Hospital, Mayor Harry Rilling said.A childhood polio survivor, Roman began competing in senior track events in 1989 and won hundreds of medals, mostly in the throwing disciplines. The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off The second edition of the UAE Tour, a major early season stage race, was canceled with two stages left. Riders and support staff for all 22 teams were isolated, though nearly all of them now have been cleared to leave the country.___The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week.That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting.Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29 and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April. Shields and Dicaire were supposed to have a 154-pound unification bout May 9 in Flint, Michigan. Salita Promotions announced the postponement, citing the coronavirus pandemic. Salita Promotions said it would monitor the situation and work to announce a new date at some point.“Unfortunately, the real fight is outside the ring right now,” promoter Dmitriy Salita said in a statement. “Once our invisible opponent is beaten, we can get back to watching two undefeated champions and the two best super welterweights in the world vie for the undisputed world title as Claressa Shields continues to build her incredible legacy in female boxing.”___Wrestling star Jordan Burroughs has no plans to retire, announcing he is going to compete for a spot in the Olympics in 2021. With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, USA Diving formally called off the trials scheduled for June 14-21 at the IU Natatorium on the IUPUI campus near downtown Indianapolis.The governing body said it will work with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the Indiana Sports Corp to reschedule the event, though that decision can’t be reached until the International Olympic Committee comes up with new dates for the Tokyo Games.All tickets that had been purchased for the U.S. diving trials will automatically be shifted to the new dates once a decision is reached. Any hotel reservations that were booked through USA Diving’s site will be canceled.___The Seattle Sounders have established a relief fund to help support individuals and businesses in the Seattle neighborhoods of Pioneer Square, SoDo and the Chinatown-International District near the team’s headquarters and home stadium of CenturyLink Field. ___Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic has added his name to the list of NBA players helping out during the global coronavirus pandemic, announcing he has made a donation to the Homeless Education Fund for schools in Central Florida.School closures mean many children in the Orlando area are missing out on the free or reduced breakfast and lunch meals that they usually count on daily. Gordon has helped with causes directed toward helping vulnerable kids before, and says he’s hoping his gift can help “our most precious resource.”Several Magic players, including Jonathan Isaac, Nikola Vucevic and Mo Bamba have made donations to various causes in recent days. The DeVos family, which has owned the Magic for 29 years, is also backing a $2 million fund that will pay hourly employees of the Magic, Lakeland Magic, Orlando Solar Bears and the Amway Center who would have otherwise been missing out on income during the sports and entertainment shutdown.“Potential is universal; opportunity, not so much. That’s where we come in,” Gordon said. “Now is a great time to wrap our arms around our kids’ communities.”last_img read more

The Latest: Keselowski wins Stage 2 of NASCAR’s return race

first_img___5:15 p.m.Ricky Stenhouse Jr. calls his opening-lap crash “pretty embarrassing.”Stenhouse crashed exiting the second turn on the first lap at Darlington Raceway. His crumpled car was spitting flames as he drove to the garage. He retired from the race without completing a lap. He finished last in the 40-car field. “Not really sure a whole lot what to say there about our first lap, first corner,” he said. “Pretty embarrassing for myself, our team, our crew guys. I feel awful for them. They put a lot of hard work into getting our cars ready.” May 17, 2020 Because only essential personnel are allowed to attend Sunday’s race, drivers were on their own to prepare for 400 miles of action. They typically have a staff that manages their schedules, prepares their beverages for the race and other important details.Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson posted a photo of all the things he had to do himself at Darlington.“One of the perks of making it to the big time is showing up to the car with everything ready,” Johnson posted on Twitter. “Times R different right now & some of the responsibilities R mine again. Hopefully the drink bag won’t leak, visor doesn’t fall off, cool shirt is primed correctly & so on. #NascarIsBack”Brad Keselowski, the 2012 champ, also took to Twitter to show his new normal, a pre-race lunch he had to make for himself. It included a few raviolis, two hard-boiled eggs and a roll. He asked if water boiled differently in South Carolina. ___4:45 p.mRyan Newman is running in the top 10 in his first race back since a horrific crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.Newman suffered a head injury as he skidded across the finish line in the season opener. His return comes exactly three months after the Feb. 17 accident.Newman started 21st in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___6:10 p.m. The Latest: Keselowski wins Stage 2 of NASCAR’s return race Meanwhile, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed exiting the second turn on the very first lap of the race. His crumpled car was shooting flames from the back as he drove to the garage. He retired from the race without completing a single lap. He finished last in the 40-car field. ___3:55 p.m.NASCAR is back! The Real Heroes 400 is underway at Darlington Raceway, without fans and with masks and social-distancing mandates all around.The new protocols should matter little to the 40 guys who took the green flag for the first live NASCAR race in 10 weeks. Brad Keselowski has won the second stage of NASCAR’s race at Darlington Speedway, the sport’s first live event in 10 weeks.It was Keselowski’s second stage win of the season. He led Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer to the checkered line as the stage ended.Keselowski started on the pole after qualifying was set by a random draw.The third and final stage will determine the race winner.___ Stenhouse said he’s looking forward to trying again at Darlington on Wednesday night. ___5 p.m.Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson wrecked while leading on the final lap of the first stage at Darlington Raceway.Johnson had passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman for the lead with 10 laps remaining in the opening stage of NASCAR first race in 10 weeks. Johnson was trying to earn his first stage victory of the season — and only his third ever under this system. Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days.Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night.___11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield. The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.”Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m.___11 a.m. McMasters said he was disappointed not to be at the track but vowed to be at Darlington’s first race with fans.“I love ‘The Lady in Black,’” McMasters said. After a video saluting healthcare workers, the rules for Sunday’s race were laid out. NASCAR used graphics to present virtual explanations for the racing procedures and the images included simulated fans in the stands. There are no fans permitted to attend a NASCAR race through at least June 21.At least one vehicle attempted to enter the property but was turned away at the only open gate outside the speedway.___ 3:30 p.m.John Holland might have traveled the farthest to not watch a NASCAR race.Holland flew in from Chicago to tailgate with friends from Darlington. The group was at a home directly across from the track. Holland said he didn’t hesitate when the opportunity came up. He says he’ll be back to watch the Southern 500 here in September. ___3 p.m. 5:50 p.m.A caution has been called to remove a sticky sponsorship sign that came loose when Kyle Busch scraped the wall while riding the high line at Darlington Raceway. After Busch rubbed the Blue-Emu sign, it started peeling off the outside wall. A portion of it stuck to Denny Hamlin’s grill and another attached to Tyler Reddick’s front fender.It was a weird scene, even for NASCAR, and arguably as odd as racing without fans and with masks and social-distancing mandates. Blue-Emu, you might recall, is the sponsor that fired Bubba Wallace for rage-quitting during an iRacing event in which the topical pain reliever was sponsoring the driver. NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.”Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months.“Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote.NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. Associated Press “I felt like I was going to be able to exit the corner side by side with them and things just went horribly wrong there,” Johnson said. “I feel terrible for my team and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. We’ve got great race cars and things are coming in the right direction, but things just really didn’t turn out there on Turn 2.”Johnson arrived at Darlington with just 13 laps led in the first four events of the year. He is scheduled to retire from full-time competition at the end of the season. Johnson crashed as he was trying to put Chris Buescher a lap down. It ended his day.“I don’t want one single person to get down,” said Johnson’s crew chief, Cliff Daniels. “We’ve got a great race car, so don’t you get down.”William Byron won the opening stage.Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott were called for speeding on pit road following Johnson’s accident. William Coats, another member of the group, said the fellowship they’ll share Sunday is important.___12:45 p.m.The first sign that Sunday’s race wasn’t a normal one for NASCAR was the lack of traffic on the four-lane highway outside of Darlington Raceway.Traffic is always one of NASCAR’s biggest issues as thousands of fans descend on often rural areas not equipped for the overflow of cars. Participants then turned onto a gravel road guarded by four state trooper vehicles and entered a health screening area. NASCAR officials there checked names, administered a temperature check with a device pointed at the forehead and logged the reading on a chart. 1 p.m.Kevin Nobles wasn’t going to miss a race at Darlington Raceway. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t get near the track. Nobles was part of a five-person group setting up a tailgate at an RV park outside the venue known as the the track “Too Tough To Tame.”Nobles, 56, from Aynor and on his way to Myrtle Beach, says he wanted to be close enough “to hear the engines and smell the gas fumes.”Nobles was excited that races were going live and believes it could be a big lift for fans following a 10-week hiatus amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Ryan Newman was in the car behind The Associated Press in the screening line. He leaned out his window for the temperature check and removed his hat so the thermometer could scan his forehead. Newman, wearing a camouflage face mask, was cleared to enter the track to prepare for his first race since he suffered a head injury on Feb. 16 in the season-opening Daytona 500.___12:30 p.m.Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drivers, crews and officials wore face masks during pre-race ceremonies, which were performed remotely. The Fox Sports booth, featuring Mike Joy and four-time champion Jeff Gordon, also was being broadcast remotely from Charlotte, North Carolina. Driver Clint Bowyer wore a mask during a pre-race TV interview. Here’s a quick primer of other things to know:— Ryan Newman is returning after a suffering a head injury in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17.— Matt Kenseth is out of retirement and driving for Chip Ganassi. He replaces Kyle Larson, who was fired in April for using a racial slur. The 48-year-old Kenseth is racing in the Cup Series for the first time since the 2018 season finale. He is the oldest driver in the field.— NASCAR chose the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit as the safest place to restart its season after eight events were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR had been facing a financial collapse if races didn’t resume on national television. — This is the first of 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. Darlington is hosting three events in four days.— Roughly 900 people have been approved to be inside the gates, all considered essential.— Teams are allowed 16 employees per car, including the driver and owner. Most owners gave up their spot because they are either over the age of 65 and at high risk for COVID-19 or their role at the track is not considered critical to competition. Several team members are helping remotely, offering a peek into how sophisticated NASCAR’s technology has become.— The first race back is called The Real Heroes 400 and is dedicated to health care workers. Names of health care workers across the country have been substituted for the drivers’ name above car doors.___ His only victory of the season was a Truck Series race at Las Vegas the second week of the season.___2:30 p.m.South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gave a brief welcome over video to NASCAR in a virtual version of the traditional pre-race driver meeting.The meeting was streamed on NASCAR.com, and McMasters thanked the stock car series for coming to Darlington for its restart. “Help me, guys. I’m lost,” Keselowski said. “Let’s go racing.”___2:40 p.m.Kyle Busch’s car failed inspection twice before Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway and the reigning Cup champion will drop to the back of the field at the start.Busch is planning to run the first seven of NASCAR’s races resumed schedule over the next 11 days. His No. 18 Toyota from Joe Gibbs Racing was originally slated to start fourth. Busch is winless in Cup through the first four events held before the season was suspended March 13. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines.Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Chelsea deny Cole taunted Man City

first_imgChelsea insist Ashley Cole did not taunt Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini or his players after Monday’s game at Stamford Bridge.Cole was reported to have sparked a tunnel bust-up following Chelsea’s 2-1 victory by mocking City for recently failing to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League.He was said to have shouted: “Thursday nights, Channel 5” towards Mancini after the match.AdChoices广告But a statement issued by Chelsea on behalf of Cole read: “Contrary to reports, Ashley Cole did not say anything to the opposition in the tunnel after Monday’s game.“Ashley has huge respect for the players and staff at Manchester City, many of whom he knows personally and calls friends.”Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

`Hikers and GCC Tigers storm to outdoor hockey titles

first_imgTHE PEPSI Hikers and the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) GBTI Tigers claimed exciting overall victories on Saturday afternoon in the Bounty- and Antonio’s Grille-sponsored Guyana Hockey Board One-Day Outdoor Tournament, which was held at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence.Seven male teams and five female sides battled in the 25-match event, which culminated in fading light.Seasoned players and skippers of both side, Robert France and Sonia Jardine, led from the front in the championship clash.In the male final, the Hikers were able to dominate against Bounty GCC– the Sequel. France scored in the seventh and 18th minutes of the clash to seal the game, but it could have been by a larger margin with the top club attacking in waves, which forced their opponent to defend with large numbers.On the other pitch, the older Tigers were able to outlast the younger GCC GBTI Spartans.As she has done over the years, Jardine made the difference. Collecting the ball just over the halfway spot, the 40-year-old turned on her marker and then beat two other defenders before she faked the goalie to push the ball into the uprights.Although there were several attempts by both sides, the fifth-minute first-half goal proved to be the decider.The female semi-final clashes were both one-sided affairs. After a 0-0 first half, the Spartans dominated Saints in their final-four battle. Abosaide Cadogan scored in the 14th and 18th minutes, while Diana Charles converted in the 16th minute.Meanwhile, the Tigers were able to get past the GCC GBTI Spice by a similar margin in their semi-final clash. Princessa Wilkie scored in the 6th and 12th minutes before Jardine sealed the game in the 17th minute of play.Both male semi-finals went to penalty flicks. The Hikers had a tough battle against the Bounty GCC Pitbulls. The eventual overall champions had to play catch up after Kevin Spencer had scored in the opening minute, but Aroydy Banford answered in the second half to take his team to the shootout, where they triumphed.The Sequel and YMCA Old Fort Carriers also battled to a draw (0-0), but the former were able to surge ahead in the shootout.Tigers’ Trisha Woodroffe was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, while the Spartans’ Sarah Matthias was adjudged the Most Promising Junior Female player.In the male division, Shaquon Favourite, from the YMCA Old Fort Warriors, was voted as the Most Promising Male player, while Rayon Brandford from the Hikers won the MVP award.last_img read more

NNL: Edo Deputy Gov Rallies Support for Insurance FC

first_imgIts parts of the efforts of the state government to ensure Insurance, once one of Nigeria’s top sides, return to the elite league, Edo FA boss, Frank Ilaboya, said.“The deputy governor believes with adequate support, Insurance will claw back to the elite division. He describes the Heartland fixture as a must win for the Benin Arsenal.“Heartland are table toppers while Insurance are locked in the middle of the table. A win on Wednesday will not only propel the club to title contenders, but also give the players the needed confidence to excel in their remaining matches,” Ilaboya, who is also in Owerri with the side, said.In a related development, Shaibu has urged the club, winners of the FROT Group/Edo FA Cup, to “fast track” their journey to the top by winning this year’s Federation Cup and qualify for the continent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has mobilised support for Insurance ahead of their Match Day 19 NNL clash with table toppers Heartland FC in Owerri on Wednesday.A second half strike by Oriseweyim ensured the Benin side took all three points in their first fixture at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium but Shaibu is not taking chances against the leaders as he arranged buses, which conveyed hundreds of the club’s fans to Owerri on Tuesday. The delegation is led by a member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Damian Lawani.“We are here to give all the necessary encouragement to the club, our target is to get promotion and Gov Godwin Obaseki has promised to provide all that is necessary to achieve this,” Shaibu stated.Also, seventh-placed Insurance, who are given N1m as win bonus per game, have been promised an enhanced package for the super fixture. Our correspondent learnt that the state government was also set to present new buses to Insurance and Edo Queens.last_img read more

‘Unmissable’ Match: Master Dribbler, Okocha, Takes on Ace Defender Puyol

first_imgThat is the setting when Okocha leads the ‘Shine Shine Bobo’ squad, depicting the Star Lager Beer, to face a Puyol “The Wall” -inspired team, tagged The Chairman Team.The ‘Chairman Team’ depicts Heineken, the Chairman of International Premium Beers and official partner of UEFA and UEFA Champions League since 1994.The ‘Unmissable’ Match is part of the UEFA Champions League Tour. Football fans will be the major beneficiaries when both brands from the stable of Nigeria Breweries line out iconic stars to feature in ‘Unmissable’ Match on April 16 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.The match will feature 20 minutes each half, with a mixture of footballers from Akwa United Football club, selected Heineken consumers and ex-Nigerian international footballers such as Mutiu Adepoju, Daniel Amokachi, Austin Eguavoen and Uche Okechukwu playing for either side of ‘Unmissable’ Match.Carlos Puyol will captain the Chairman team of Heineken while former Super Eagles captain, Okocha will captain the Shine Shine Bobo team of Star.Already, in a trending video on social media, Okocha is calling on the public to be part of the excitement. Tickets, are already in distribution to fans via outlets in Uyo and environs, just as listeners have been engaged on radio programmes with several tickets already won and some lucky fans have won the right to be at the Consumers’ later in the evening.The ‘Unmissable’ Match is a complimentary moment to the visit of the UEFA Champions League Trophy for the third time since 2009 and 2014. It is the first time the tour would be held outside Lagos and it will give teeming football fans the unique opportunity to come close to the iconic trophy and have photo opportunity to it and its ambassador, Carlos Puyol courtesy of Heineken, the International premium lager beer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It promises a thrill of epic proportion when two global iconic footballers featuring in contrasting positions clash. This is the setting at the ‘Unmissable’ Match holding in Uyo on April 16.Austin Jay Jay Okocha, a master dribbler, will be leading an array of stars who will attempt to break a defensive wall marshalled by former FC Barcelona central defender, Carles Puyol Saforcada who is better known as Puyol.He was a three-time winner of the UEFA Champions League trophy with FC Barcelona in 2006, 2009 and 2011. On the other hand, Okocha featured in three straight World Cup competitions for Nigeria in 1994, 1998 and 2002 and was one of the top 125 living footballers in the world named by the legendary Brazilian football icon, Pelé some years ago. Significantly, only five players from Africa made the list. Austin Okochalast_img read more

Liverpool boys swimmers roll to sectional Class A championship

first_imgAnd it didn’t take long for Liverpool to reach that win column as, in the opening 200-yard medley relay, Jack Andrejko, Curtis Merrick, Griffin Merkling and Brandon Nguyen went one minute, 38.19 seconds to hold off Watertown’s second-place 1:38.70.On his own, Brownlow swept both sprint races, tearing to a season-best 21.50 seconds to beat out Watertown’s Simon Sratton (22.08) in the 50 freestyle and also winning the 100 freestyle in 47.95 seconds, well clear of his season-best 48.61 as, again, Stratton (48.63) was second and Brandon Nguyen (49.81) took seventh place.Merkling went 1:57.92 to beat the field in the 200 individual medley, Nguyen earning fifth place in 2:09.27. In the 500 freestyle, Merkling’s 4:51.74 qualified him for the state meet in that race even as he finished second to F-M’s Quinn Smith, who prevailed in 4:48.74. Curtis Merrick, already in the state meet in the 100 backstroke, prevailed in that race in 54.33 seconds, while Andrejko was third in 58.50 seconds and Jack Hyde got fourth place in 1:00.15.  and also finished second in the 100 butterfly in 54.42 seasons, a new season mark, behind Watertown’s Nate Carlos, who posted 52.21 seconds.Liverpool nearly swept the relays, with Nguyen, Merkling, Andrejko and Brownlow prevailing in the 400 freestyle in 3:19.01 to F-M’s second-place 3:21.67. In the 200 freestyle relay, Merrick, Brownlow, Ian Denny and Josh Foley were second in 1:30.57 to Watertown’s 1:28.35.Will Allen tied Baldwinsville’s John Burns for fifth in the 200 freestyle in 1:55.12, also getting fifth place in the 500 freestyle in 5:12 flat. Denny was seventh in the 50 freestyle in 23.49 seconds, with A.J. Wagner seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.55 and Ryan Wilhelm 10th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.25.Uriy Grabovyy finished fifth in the Class A portion of the diving competition with 234.25 points. Then, in last Wednesday’s state qualifier, he ended up with 386.50 points and was 12th out of 16 finalists.Cicero-North Syracuse had Logan Petralia make his way to third place in the 50 freestyle in 22.44 seconds behind Brownlow and Stratton, with Seaver Schultz fourth in 22.45 seconds. John Harbaugh went 56.71 seconds in the 100 butterfly to finish sixth and Petralia ninth in the 100 freestyle in 50.81 seconds, just behind Schultz in 49.95 seconds.By having Petralia, Harbaugh, Schultz and Dom Bagozzi go 1:30.54 for third place in the 200 freestyle relay, the Northstars narrowly missed reaching the state qualifying standard of 1:30.12 as it would later post another third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:37 flat.Connor Burke, who swam that event with Bagozzi, Josh Kubala and Sawyer Powell, took ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.08 as Powell was ninth in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.54.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys swimmingC-NSliverpoolcenter_img When the Liverpool boys swim team claimed the Section III Class A championship one year ago, it did so without winning a single individual or relay race.That wasn’t the case this time around.Claiming two relay events plus four individual titles, the Warriors repeated as sectional champions Thursday at Nottingham High School, gaining 381.5 points, well clear of the 263 points earned by runner-up Fayetteville-Manlius.last_img read more

NCAA’s documents released in McNair case

first_imgOn Tuesday morning, the NCAA unsealed hundreds of emails, memos and transcripts that seem to show ill will and bias toward both USC and former running backs coach Todd McNair.“These recent documents confirm what we’ve believed all along, that we were treated unfairly in this investigation and its penalties,” USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said in a statement on Wednesday. “I think these documents are cause for concern about the NCAA’s own institutional controls.”The NCAA had battled to keep the documents sealed by claiming that making them public would inhibit the committee’s ability to conduct investigations in the future.“It should be concerning to all schools that the NCAA didn’t appear to follow its own rules,” Haden said.McNair sued the NCAA for defamation, and his attorneys argued the emails showed that certain officials tried to influence the infractions committee. California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal ordered the NCAA to release the documents in Feburary.The emails seem to prove McNair’s case and show why the NCAA was so concerned with keeping the documents sealed. Two non-voting members, Roscoe Howard and Rodney Uphoff, attacked both the Trojans and McNair in the emails. In one email, Uphoff even compared evidence from the Reggie Bush case to the Oklahoma City bombings.“This evidence in this [Bush] case is, for example, markedly stronger than in the OKC bombing case which was built entirely on circumstantial evidence,” Uphoff wrote, according to CBS Sports.  “In fact, there was no direct evidence that [Terry] Nichols was ever involved in the bombing plot.”Another infractions committee overseer, Shep Cooper, went as far as calling McNair “a lying, morally bankrupt criminal and a hypocrite of the highest order.”USC was sanctioned in 2010 for a “lack of institutional control” in cases regarding former football player Reggie Bush and basketball player O.J. Mayo. The Trojans were handed a  two-year post-season ban and a massive reduction in scholarships over the subsequent four years. Many consider the punishment put on the Trojans to be one of the harshest in history.The NCAA pinned McNair as one of the main contributors to USC’s mishandling of their star players. The NCAA claimed that McNair “knew or should have known” about Bush’s relationship with potential San Diego agents. McNair ended up losing his job at USC in 2010 and has not worked for another team or college since.In voice memos released as part of the sealed documents, Uphoff harshly criticized USC’s hiring of Lane Kiffin following the departure of Pete Carroll.“Paul Dee was brought in at Miami to clean up a program with serious problems. USC has responded to its problems by bringing in Lane Kiffin,” Uphoff wrote. “They need a wake-up call that doing things the wrong way will have serious consequences.”Some members of the committee, including Britton Banowsky and Eleanor Myers, were skeptical about the case, especially against McNair.“It is challenging for me to make the finding when there is no allegation that he personally was involved in any rules violations, or even had specific knowledge of any,” Banowsky wrote.The NCAA released more than 500 pages of documents on Tuesday. A decision regarding McNair’s defamation lawsuit should come within few months.last_img read more

From the Editors: This section isn’t your escape

first_imgWe’re in the middle of a monthslong pandemic that is now hitting Southern California hard. If not done strategically and with health at the absolute forefront of decision making, playing any sport this fall will put not just the health of student-athletes, coaches and team personnel at risk but also that of the surrounding South Central community. Universities across the country are not incubated from the neighborhoods that surround them, meaning every NCAA-affiliated event carried out carelessly could endanger residents whether they are fans or not.   At the same time, it is evident that this brand is part of a flawed system reflecting the plague of systemic racism so deeply ingrained in our society. The student-athletes that make college sports function are using their platforms to say as much — and we should listen. The NCAA has long been known as an organization that exploits its student-athletes by reeling in hundreds of millions of dollars for predominantly white administrators, commissioners, athletic directors and coaches without directing a dime of that money toward the student-athletes generating its revenue. This dynamic is especially prevalent in college football and basketball — sports that make the most money and comprise the highest percentage of Black student-athletes. The Black Lives Matter movement has firmly ingrained itself in athletics, and that cannot and should not be undone. The work begun by Colin Kaepernick and carried on by Eric Reid, LeBron James and countless others has made a profound impact on sports, and athletes on both the professional and collegiate stage are continuing that today.   Note: This article was written prior to the postponement of Pac-12 sports through 2020. It’s our responsibility to tell these stories. It’s our responsibility to highlight and celebrate the achievements of Black student-athletes, both on and off the field, that are too often taken for granted. It’s our responsibility as journalists at USC to shed light on how college sports are not a vacuum outside of society but rather part of an inherently unequal hierarchical system. We know that USC Athletics is a major aspect of campus life for students, identity for alumni and pride for fans. USC Athletics is a brand, one that plays a central role to so many members of the University community. The term “Trojan Family” is perhaps best on display amid the backdrop of USC sports, and that’s a reality we don’t take lightly. The Daily Trojan is a completely independent, student-run platform, and it is our job to provide a voice to our local community and student body. This means increasing profiles that highlight the achievements and contributions on and off the field of the Black student-athletes in our community, dedicating ourselves to covering social justice issues within USC Athletics and the wider world of sports and holding the Athletic Department accountable to follow through with its initiatives to fight for racial justice both within Trojan athletics and beyond. We want to look at the big picture when reporting on our student-athletes. All of us love sports, but that doesn’t mean the system providing us with such rich and entertaining moments is or has ever been anything close to perfect. The student-athletes who make you proud to call yourself a Trojan are reckoning with a sporting landscape that doesn’t prioritize their equity.  Tradition is everything to USC, but change is demanded for a reason. These are just some of the many ways we can and must listen to the voices — especially those of color — in our community and help do our part in effecting lasting, tangible change.  College athletes have said as much. A group of Pac-12 football players wrote a letter in the Players’ Tribune Aug. 2 stating they will opt out of the 2020 season if the NCAA does not remedy these shortcomings. Student-athletes at USC formed the United Black Student-Athletes Association in June to demand that the Athletic Department better support its Black student-athletes and actively fight racial injustice. center_img Statues of USC’s 1969 defensive line, known as “The Wild Bunch,” cast a shadow outside of Heritage Hall. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) There is a multitude of questions regarding whether fall sports will be played this year. Administrators are forced to consider not just the economic necessity and logistical feasibility of safely carrying out a 2020 season but also the ethics of taking such a risk in the first place.  Tailgating? Wouldn’t bet on it. Fans in the stadiums? Unlikely. Games taking place at all? Far too early to tell, but there’s no guarantee — no matter what the schedule says.  This is a moment when we must collectively understand that acknowledging systemic injustice without actively working to dismantle it is simply not enough. So, until we’re all told there won’t be college sports this semester, the Daily Trojan sports team will continue to bring you as close to your typical fan experience as we can with the resources available to us, even if much of that work will be done remotely. Now, to add on, student-athletes are having to fight for uniform coronavirus prevention protocols and medical coverage from the NCAA during a pandemic that disproportionately affects the Black community. This is our promise to reflect these complex truths in our reporting. This is our promise to improve upon our regrettable lack of diversity among our staff and our columnists to uplift the voices that we have historically undercovered. In just about every way, this won’t be a normal semester for anyone in the USC community. Athletics are no exception, and that’s not just because the football schedule will exclude Notre Dame for the first time since World War II. Most people across the sporting landscape have concerns about the feasibility of safely carrying out a fall sports season. Almost all are hoping there’s a way to make it happen. Both statements apply to us. last_img read more

Ferrari becomes first team to reveal dates for the launch of new car for F1 2020 season

first_img First Published: 12th December, 2019 22:35 IST Written By Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto recently revealed that February 11 will be the day when they will launch their new car for the 2020 season. He revealed the plan during Ferrari’s Christmas media lunch at Maranello. Also Read: Formula One: Ferrari Fined 50,000 Euros For Fuel Irregularity On Charles Leclerc’s CarF1 2020: Mattio Binotto reveals Ferrari’s strategy The 2019 Formula 1 season was a big disappointment for Ferrari. Once again, they lost the constructors championship to Mercedes. The Italian outfit failed to build upon their pre-season form in the 2019-20 campaign. After the summer break, they won three races in a row. However, at the end, they came up short yet again. The major takeaway from the season is that they have the best engine and driver Charles Leclerc is taking more pole positions than anyone else.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton To Ferrari? If Yes, What’s Next For Sebastian VettelFerrari reveals date for 2020 F1 car Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 22:35 IST Ferrari Becomes First Team To Reveal Dates For The Launch Of New Car For F1 2020 Season Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, during Christmas lunch, revealed that February 11 will be the day when they will launch their new car for 2020 season. FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Binotto said that the team is excited about the launch and they want to do some dyno homologations before going to Barcelona for testing. He said that the team is launching the car on the 11 February 2020 and soon after that, they have got an intense program of bench [testing] before going to Barcelona.Also Read:  Red Bull Zero Gravity Pit Stop: F1 Team’s Mind-boggling Performance Creates HistoryF1 2020 testing and season date revealed  Teams will have two fewer days of pre-season testing in Barcelona next year. The first of two three-day tests will run from 19-21 February. The second one will run from 26-28 February. The record-breaking 22-race 2020 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix on 15 March.It’ll be exciting to see Ferrari’s new car and observe its performance in the 2020 season. What are your thoughts on the same? Do let us know. Also Read: Michael Schumacher’s Wife Corinna Is Hiding F1 Legend’s Condition, Claims Ex-manager LIVE TV Suraj Alva last_img read more

Andy Murray wins Paris Masters to celebrate world number one status

first_imgAndy Murray topped off a week that saw him named as the world number one for the first time with victory over John Isner in the final of the Paris Masters, winning 6-3 6-7 6-4.The Briton, who will take over from Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, survived a barrage of aces against the towering American to win his 14th career Masters tournament.The three-times grand slam champion gave little breathing space to Isner, who was hoping to clinch his first Masters title after two lost finals.Murray will be the top seed at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London from Nov. 13-20.”Thanks to my team and my family who were commenting back home. This has been an incredible journey for me to get to the top of the rankings, I could have not done it without all of you,” said Murray.The double Olympic champion entered the contest with a 7-0 record against Isner and his recent form, which had helped him to win six of his eight previous tournaments since losing the French Open final, suggested he would have the upper hand. Murray, who now has 43 titles to his name, broke in the sixth game on his first opportunity when Isner sent a backhand long.Andy Murray wins Paris Masters to celebrate world number one statusEurosport UK1 hour agoAndy Murray topped off a week that saw him named as the world number one for the first time with victory over John Isner in the final of the Paris Masters, winning 6-3 6-7 6-4.The Briton, who will take over from Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, survived a barrage of aces against the towering American to win his 14th career Masters tournament. The three-times grand slam champion gave little breathing space to Isner, who was hoping to clinch his first Masters title after two lost finals.Murray will be the top seed at the season-ending ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London from Nov. 13-20.”Thanks to my team and my family who were commenting back home. This has been an incredible journey for me to get to the top of the rankings, I could have not done it without all of you,” said Murray.The double Olympic champion entered the contest with a 7-0 record against Isner and his recent form, which had helped him to win six of his eight previous tournaments since losing the French Open final, suggested he would have the upper hand.Murray, who now has 43 titles to his name, broke in the sixth game on his first opportunity when Isner sent a backhand long. The American, who served a total of 18 aces, had two chances to break back in the following game as he opened up a 40-15 lead.Murray saved the first with a routine volley after managing to lob his 2.08-metre opponent, and forced Isner to bury a backhand into the net on the second.He bagged the opening set with an unreturned serve having made only four unforced errors.Isner earned three break points thanks to a splendid drop shot followed by a forehand winner. Murray saved them all, the last one with a second-serve ace, and staved off another one to stay level.In the tiebreak, Isner went 4-2 up when Murray double faulted, and the American closed it out with a booming forehand winner to send the contest into a decider.last_img read more

Doc Rivers says Clippers can’t become ‘intoxicated’ with one win over Spurs

first_imgGame 2 is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Staples Center.What Rivers said may be true. The bottom line is, the Clippers came up with one of their most impressive victories of the season. When their 18-point lead was cut to nine with less than eight minutes to play, many probably figured the Spurs would get even closer.They never did. The Clippers came out of a timeout and went on a 7-0 run, eventually leading by as many as 20 points.Yet, Rivers wouldn’t say it was his team’s best effort of the season. “I really don’t think so,” he said. “I kind of said it after the game last night that I liked that we won the game. But I felt frustrated during the game, a lot, with the way we were playing. I thought we were playing hard and that might have been the hardest we’ve played. “But we can be a smarter basketball team for sure on both ends. We missed a lot of shots, but so did they and I think that theirs are the ones that probably frustrated me the most because some of them — they were just really good missed shots — but some of them we just broke our coverage under the disguise of playing hard. We have that saying — hard and smart is better than just hard.”The Spurs shot just 36.6 percent, and while some of that was solid defense, some of it was shots that went in-and-out.“I think we can play better,” Rivers said. “I think we’re going to have to, if you want to be honest. We can’t count on the missing wide-open 3s.”Monitoring minutesThere has been a lot of talk about the Clippers not having the best of benches outside of sixth man Jamal Crawford. The shooting guard scored 17 points Sunday, but only two other reserves scored for a combined five points.Among the starting five, Blake Griffin played nearly 43 minutes, DeAndre Jordan more than 38 and Chris Paul just under 38. The Spurs, with 43 points from six reserves, got a team-high 33 minutes from starting forward Kawhi Leonard.Rivers was queried as to whether he is concerned about his starters becoming fatigued if this is a long series.“No, we’ve been doing it all year,” Rivers said. “It’s not like it’s the one time. In the playoffs, you get days off. It’s nothing like the regular season. I mean, we get two days off on this one and it’s every other day, so I don’t think minutes are going to be a concern at all.”Griffin averaged 35.2 minutes during the season, Paul 34.8 and Jordan 34.4.Crawford smiling bigCrawford couldn’t stop smiling in the locker room after Sunday’s victory. He shot 7 of 10 from the field — 3 of 4 from 3-point range. That’s an enormous improvement from the 10-for-36 (27.7 percent) shooting clip he had put up in the final four regular-season games after missing the previous 17 with a calf injury.“Me and Chris (Paul) talk about it all the time,” Crawford said. “We’re consumed in basketball every single day of our lives. To be out five weeks and not be able to do anything but watch, I mean, you can take some good things from it.“But it was more bad than good for me because you want to be out there so bad and help your team and just be part of the guys. … The injury is one thing, then coming back and conditioning and trying to get a rhythm, all that stuff sucks. But you’ve go to go through the process sometimes.” The Grand Prix of Long Beach was contested Sunday, but Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Monday threw out his own yellow caution flag.One day after his team walloped the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 107-92 in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, Rivers was pumping the brakes.“We can’t get intoxicated with one won game,” Rivers said. “We do, we’re in trouble. And the point is that no matter what happens, you’re playing a team that’s won multiple titles.“There’s nothing you can do to shake their confidence and you’re just going to have to keep playing. If you come in thinking something different, then it’ll be a long night.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Bigfoot statue stolen from Boynton Beach store

first_imgBigfoot is at large!Boynton Beach Police say someone made off with an 8-foot, 300-pound statue of Sasquatch.It used to stand in front of “Mattress Monsterz” on East Boynton Beach Boulevard.The store owner said he did not discover the theft immediately becauseBigfoot stood among multiple decorations on display for Halloween.There is no surveillance video of the theft, which is believed to have taken place during the week of Oct. 6-13.But the store hopes someone spots Bigfoot and calls the police.The statue is worth about $3,000.“If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.” “You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.”last_img read more

International field heads to Gerrards Cross

first_img Golfers from thirteen countries around the world will be competing in the English Girls’ Under 16 and Under 14 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championships at Gerrards Cross Golf Club in Buckinghamshire on the 6th to 8th of August.The draw features players from Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Wales as well as from the host nation.Last year at Lyme Regis both titles went to golfers from the Continent of Europe.The Under 16 competition, which in the past has been won by 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall and her fellow LET members Florentyna Parker and Felicity Johnson, went to 15-year-old Finnish player Kerttu Hiltunen who swept to an 11-shot victory over England’s Ellie Gower, Rafiah Banday and Jess Baker. Banday, from Royal Mid-Surrey, returns for another tilt at the title this year.The Under 14 championship was won by 13-year-old Italian Francesca Fiorellini who succeeded compatriot Charlotte Cattaneo as champion and has since gone on to capture the R&A Girls’ Under 16 Open and represent the Continent of Europe in the Junior Vagliano Trophy.One of last year’s runners-up Anna Neumayer from Austria moves up to the Under 16 competition this year.Hall is also a former winner of the Under 14 title as are Parker, new European Ladies’ champion Alice Hewson and current English women internationals Lily May Humphreys and Samantha Fuller.The Under 16 championship is played over 72 holes with the full field playing 18 holes on each of the first two days before the leading 40% of players progress to play 36 holes on the third day. The Under 14 event is staged over 54 holes with 18 holes played on each of the three days. The leading 40% of competitors make the cut after two rounds. 31 Jul 2019 International field heads to Gerrards Cross Tags: English U14 girls’, English U16 girls’last_img read more

Thurston County REALTORS End the Year with More Giving

first_imgFacebook158Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County REALTORSThurston County REALTORS Association (TCRA) installed their 2019 officers and board and raised money for several charities at their Installation Luncheon and Holiday Charity Auction on December 6, 2018. The annual event drew nearly 200 attendees and was held at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia, Wash.Wreaths, arrangements and gift baskets contributed by local businesses and individuals lined the large ballroom at the country club for the Holiday Charity Auction that raised more than $7700, a record amount for what has become a yearly event. The money raised by each item went to the charity chosen by the item’s winning bidder.At the event, REALTORS also presented a $6000 check—part of the proceeds from the Association’s annual fundraising golf tournament last September—to the Thurston County Food Bank. The Association had also donated a portion of the money raised at the tournament to the REALTOR Relief Fund that provides help for those who experience devastating loss from disasters like the recent California wildfires.Newly installed TCRA President Kevin Gordham says that in 2019, REALTORS will continue their many charitable activities that contribute so much to local Thurston County communities.“We are out in the community daily helping clients find or sell a home here and the quality of life we all enjoy is one of the biggest attractions to the area,” says Gordham. “Our Association members are dedicated to community giving and support.”Thurston County REALTORS have installed their 2019 officers. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORSThe 2019 officers installed at the event are:President: Kevin Gordham, Keller Williams Realty South SoundPresident-elect: Christina Janis, Epic RealtyTreasurer: Kim Torres, Academy MortgageTreasurer-elect: Necia Leach, Thurston County TitleSecretary:  Michelle Mewhinney-Angel, Windermere Real Estate/OlympiaPast-president: Tonia DeBeaux, John L Scott, Puyallup Main Along with its officers, 10 of the local organization’s board members were also sworn in.A day following the Luncheon, about 100 TCRA members, many of whom donned Santa hats and other festive wear, rang bells and sang carols in front of several area stores to help fill the traditional Salvation Army’s Red Kettles during Thurston County REALTORS® Ring Day.Many REALTOR Associations across Washington state and the U.S. participate in Ring Days in December. TCRA has participated in their event organized by REALTOR® Gregory Moe of Windermere Real Estate/Olympia for the last several years. This year, they helped raise more than $18,700 for the Salvation Army–Olympia Corps.“The enthusiasm for the day was incredible,” added Gordham. “Our members devote their time to help the less fortunate. We are motivated by our care for the community, the wonderful place where we help people find a home. Ring Day is just one of the local REALTORS’ charitable activities in a year that is filled with giving.”The Thurston County REALTORS Association is a professional trade association of more than 700 REALTOR and Affiliate members and is dedicated to protecting homeownership, ethics and professionalism within the real estate industry.last_img read more

HOSPICE FUNDRAISING NIGHT IN MEMORY OF THE LATE ANNE FRIEL

first_imgTHE family of the late Anne Friel are holding a fundraising night for the Donegal Hospice this Friday.Anne, from Ballyarr, passed away in September after a short illness.Her family now wants to raise money for the hospice in Letterkenny as a fitting memorial to her. It takes place this Friday at Carr’s of the Diamond.The event starts at 9pm and features a Mr & Mrs competition, a Karaoke competition, a draw for a hamper and an auction.There is no cover charge. All funds raised from the competitions and draw will go to the Donegal Hospice.  HOSPICE FUNDRAISING NIGHT IN MEMORY OF THE LATE ANNE FRIEL was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Anne FrielCarrs of the Diamonddonegal hospicememorial fundraiserlast_img read more

HIGH COURT FINDS IN FAVOUR OF DONEGAL PRIEST IN DRINK-DRIVING CASE

first_imgA Donegal parish priest facing trial on drink-driving charges is entitled to declarations that a failure to provide him with certain official documents in Irish breached the State’s constitutional obligations, the High Court has ruled.Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon said her decision does not prevent the trial of Donnchadh Ó Cuinn proceeding next month at the District Court and also does not affect the work of the District Court “in aon chor” (in any way).Fr Ó Cuinn, parish priest of Falcarragh, is charged with driving in excess of the legal limit for alcohol on March 29th, 2014, at Main Street, Letterkenny. He denies the charge. In judicial review proceedings, he argued, as a native Irish speaker, he is entitled to conduct official business through Irish, his native language, the national language and the first official language of the State.He claimed the State defendants breached those rights in failing to make available in Irish some official documents, including the relevant District Court rules and Statutory Instrument.The documents at issue were not available in Irish, only in English, at the time of the alleged offence in March 2014, the Irish Times reports.Fr Ó Cuinn secured leave in November 2014 to bring the judicial review and a stay on any further step in his prosecution was granted pending the outcome of that.In her judgment, Ms Justice O’Hanlon said Fr Ó Cuinn was entitled to certain declarations. She also noted his counsel Séamus Ó Tuathail had said, because of how the case proceeded, he was not seeking certain additional reliefs, which had included an order staying any further step in the prosecution until the relevant documents were available in Irish.The judge said the two declarations granted did not prevent his trial proceeding in the District Court in Letterkenny next January and also do not affect the work of the District Court in any way.She granted a declaration the Minister for Justice, Ireland and the DPP breached their constitutional obligations in not providing an official translation in the national language, the first official language, of the District Court rules as soon as possible following their publication in English.She granted a second declaration the statement on which the charge against the applicant depends is not a statement in the form as determined on foot of Statutory Instrument No. 541/2011, or Section 13 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, insofar as it does not answer to the schedule of that instrument especially in its being in English only.HIGH COURT FINDS IN FAVOUR OF DONEGAL PRIEST IN DRINK-DRIVING CASE was last modified: December 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrink-driving chargesFalcarraghHIGH COURTPriestlast_img read more

FOUR MASTERS MINORS CELEBRATE SEMI-FINAL WIN – AND THEN GO OFF TO THEIR DEBS!

first_imgFour Masters 3-09. Ardara 1-05IT was probably the last evening they wanted to play a match – on the same night as many of them were going to their Debs.In the Division 1 Minor Championship Semi-Final which took place in Dunkineely this evening Four Masters boys recorded a huge victory over Ardara to claim their place in the Final….and they are celebrating into the night at their Debs. Four Masters began the game in a flurry of activity quickly taking the lead with two successive points. This was then followed by three quick goals from Patrick Reid, Emmet Doogan and Padraig Carr. The breeze was with the Masters and their confidence and self-assurance was sky high as they continued to dominate, with a consistently impressive team effort. As the half-time whistle was blown the score line said it all, Four Masters 3-08, Ardara 0-02.As the second half commenced the sky opened with torrential rain and the wind began to howl, Ardara went into the battle full-throttle as the Masters put in a mighty back to the wall performance to contain the renewed Ardara offensive.As the final whistle blew the score was 3-09 for Four Masters and 1-05 for Ardara.Tony Cornyn, joint Manager of the Four Masters Minor Team, with Michael Breslin, commented, “we are all absolutely delighted. This is a huge victory for the team and highlights the massive effort that all the lads have put in on the training field and in each and every game they have played. This is a great team and their efforts and dedication are paying off”. Some of the team were celebrating their Deb’s on the same evening and having had such a fantastic victory their celebrations were surely that much better. It was certainly a great night for these young men, one they will never forget.Four Masters will now face either Aodh Rua or Dungloe in the Final who will meet on Monday 29th July. FOUR MASTERS MINORS CELEBRATE SEMI-FINAL WIN – AND THEN GO OFF TO THEIR DEBS! was last modified: July 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ardarafour mastersMinorswinlast_img read more

CONRAD SIGNS FOR ROTHERHAM UNITED

first_imgRAMELTON goalie  Conrad Logan is on the move again – this time to Rotherham United.The 25-year-old has signed on a six month deal from Championship side, Leicester City.The former Swilly Rovers player moved to Leicester City in 2004. He has appeared in over twenty games for the Foxes and has also had loan spells with Boston, Stockport, Luton and Bristol Rovers. Three years ago Conrad was on loan with Stockport and helped them win the play-offs to get into League One and he says that he’d like to help Rotherham do the same.“I’d like to think I know what this league is about and what it takes to get out of it,” he said, “and hopefully I can do that here.“It’s important for me to get out and play games. Rotherham are very ambitious and so is the manager, who I’ve been impressed with.“He is trying to do everything the proper way and all the talk is about getting promotion. I am looking forward to working with him.’ Conrad added: “Since I’ve come here all the talk has been about getting promotion and you want to be involved in that but, for the short term, I’m just looking for the six months but we’ll wait and see what happens from there.”Conrad is working with Andy Dibble, the goalie coach at United and said: “He’s had a good career and he’s coached at good clubs too and I’m really looking forward to getting to know him a bit better and working more with him.“I’m feeling fitter than I’ve ever felt and I’m really looking forward to playing some more games and, hopefully, being part of a successful team.”CONRAD SIGNS FOR ROTHERHAM UNITED was last modified: July 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:conrad loganRameltonlast_img read more

Sports Fitness Academy launch personal training and sports massage therapy courses

first_imgSports Fitness Academy is launching four exciting new courses in Stranorlar.L2 Fitness Instruction, L3 Personal Trainer, L3 Sports Massage Therapy and L4 Sports Massage Therapy are being introduced by the Sports Fitness Academy. They are also hosting an open day at the Base Enterprise Centre for prospective students between 11am and 7pm on August 24th. Tutors will be at hand to answer any questions about the upcoming courses.Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym basedThis Level 2 Gym Instructors Certification is the industry’s most popular entry-level fitness instruction qualification and is ideally suited to those with a passion for health and fitness.You will learn all the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to confidently plan, instruct and evaluate successful one-to-one gym programmes. If you would like to start a career within this industry, this is the course for you. It will provide you with the stepping stones to achieving a Personal Trainer Certificate as it provides the underpinning knowledge and skills in preparation for this future career. It also provides the first step to progress and complete other CPD courses such as Circuit training, Kettlebells or Indoor Studio Cycling.Level 3 Diploma in Personal TrainingThis qualification is aimed at students wishing to become a Personal Trainer, and already hold the pre-requisite of L2 fitness instruction.During this course you will acquire the skills, knowledge and competence required to offer one-to-one training, fitness assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client. This Personal Training Course will enable successful candidates to work with a wide range of customers from basic gym inductions through to professional athletes.You will learn how to design, manage and adapt a gym based personal training programme with a range of clients, how to communicate with clients effectively and motivate clients to adhere to exercise programmes and learn how to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme.Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage TherapyWithin this qualification you will learn the skills and knowledge required to plan, provide and evaluate sports massage treatments for both sporting and non-sporting clients.You will learn to treat individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions, such as muscle fatigue, lumbago/non-specific low back pain, and repetitive strain/overuse, non-acute type injuries.Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage TherapyThis qualification is designed to prepare you for a career as a sports massage practitioner working with injured clients. The units it contains cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 3 qualification in sports massage therapy or equivalent. Specifically, this qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology to work on post-acute injury and pre-existing conditions, dealing with musculoskeletal and para-tendon injuries.You will develop the skills to conduct subjective and objective assessments, which will cover active, passive and resisted range of movements, detailed postural analysis, functional testing and special tests. You will also develop the skills to work safely and effectively on muscle and para-tendon injuries using a variety of soft tissue techniques and will be able to advise on treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.To check out their other courses see sportsfitnessacademy.ie or visit their Facebook page.Sports Fitness Academy launch personal training and sports massage therapy courses was last modified: August 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:coursessports fitness academysports massage therapylast_img read more

Letterkenny Chamber meets with Irish Water on water infrastructure development

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber recently met with Irish Water on a number of issues including water infrastructure development.Irish Water representatives, both national and local, met with the Chamber to outline the work they have achieved and planned in the area.Following the briefing, Chamber President Leonard Watson said, “the briefing enabled the Chamber to learn about the plans Irish Water has to improve and future proof the water and sewerage infrastructure. This was a timely meeting in terms of the extent of work that is planned for the wider Letterkenny area. We were pleased to open the lines of communication on a very direct basis with Irish Water.Those present listened to and addressed our issues and concerns and we feel they have taken these on board and will take them into consideration when work is being planned and carried out.” “We understand that Continued improvement to our water infrastructure is crucial in the coming years as we plan for growth in population and business.“The briefing offered us the opportunity to learn about the work currently being undertaken and about plans for the future. They will be keeping in direct contact with the Chamber as works progress allowing our members to be prepared in a timely fashion. ”Echoing this sentiment Darragh Murphy Irish Water Business Communications manager said,“This is a fantastic opportunity to update the Chamber on the investment in water services at a national and local level. It’s also an opportunity to connect with businesses to inform them of improvements to service and supply and the proposed regulatory changes in the sector.” Letterkenny Chamber meets with Irish Water on water infrastructure development was last modified: December 14th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Instagram breach exposes personal data of millions

first_imgMillions of Instagram users have had their photos, videos and locations secretly breached by strangers, it has been revealed. Worryingly, content downloaded included Instagram Stories – which are supposed to vanish after 24 hours.But marketing firm Hyp3r made copies of “millions of posts every month”, according to an investigation by Business Insider. The pics, clips and location data was all taken in violation of Instagram rules.Hyp3r is a marketing company that tracks your social posts tagged to locations.Customers can then use this data to target you with relevant ads.In a statement, Hyp3r CEO Carlos Garcia said: “Hyp3r is, and has always been, a company that enables authentic, delightful marketing that is compliant with consumer privacy regulations and social network Terms of Services.“We do not view any content or information that cannot be accessed publicly by anyone online.”Instagram breach exposes personal data of millions was last modified: August 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Daniel and Margo to be reunited for Christmas special

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell is to be reunited with his sister Margo for Christmas.The singing sensation and his older sister had not spoken for several years after their mum Julia died in May, 2014.Margo revealed last year “I don’t see Daniel at all. Things are not good there. It is circumstantial. “It has now been four years in May since Mam passed. That’s how long it has been since we spoke. That’s the way it is.“But he is doing magnificently well and he is my brother and I love him dearly because he is a good man.“Sometimes when people come into your life they change things so. I pray for them.”However, it is understood that Daniel and Margo put their differences behind them earlier this year. And now they are to share a stage together as they first did when Daniel joined Margo’s band many decades agoThe pair will appear on TG4’s highest-rating country music show, Opry le Daniel, on Christmas Eve at 9.30pmThe pair recorded the show live recently in front of a packed house at the Millennium Stadium in Derry.Margo said she is really looking forward to reuniting with Daniel for the special Christmas show.She said “I’m delighted to be appearing on Opry le Daniel on TG4 television,  especially at Christmastime, with my ‘wee’ brother Daniel, at 9.30pm on Christmas Eve’. Daniel and Margo to be reunited for Christmas special was last modified: December 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DanieldonegalMARGOOprey le DanielReunitedlast_img read more

Two of Division II’s top running backs square off as Humboldt State hosts Western State Colorado

first_imgARCATA >> When opposing defenses have had to game plan for Humboldt State the last two years, they have known that one of the biggest tasks they will have is to try and stop a record-setting running back and one of the best Division II has to offer.That will also be head coach Rob Smith, defensive coordinator Miles Kochevar and the Jacks’ task as well.An abnormal early-November non-conference game will not just serve as Humboldt’s final home game of the 2016 season. It will also be the place …last_img read more

Jordan Bell and Steve Kerr got into it late in Monday night’s game

first_imgLOS ANGELES – An argument flared up once again on the Warriors’ bench at the end of another game here.This time, it did not involve Kevin Durant and Draymond Green over a late-game play. This time, it was Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Jordan Bell over a late-game performance.With 4:50 remaining in the Warriors’ 130-111 victory over the Lakers on Monday, Kerr and Bell had a heated argument on the sideline. Bell declined to comment on the incident afterwards, while Kerr kept his explanation …last_img read more

Nature Time Improves Health, Well-Being

first_imgStressed? Depressed? Take a forest bath. Another major study shows that outdoor exposure is good for the body and mind.A meta-study (a study of studies) involving 290 million people in 20 countries has concluded that “Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits.” Science Daily announces, “It’s official — spending time outside is good for you.”Researchers at the University of East Anglia found strong confirmation in 140 studies of what is intuitively obvious: we feel better when we can see trees and sky. The benefits go deeper than intuition:A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure….‘Green space’ was defined as open, undeveloped land with natural vegetation as well as urban greenspaces, which included urban parks and street greenery.The team analysed how the health of people with little access to green spaces compared to that of people with the highest amounts of exposure.“We found that spending time in, or living close to, natural green spaces is associated with diverse and significant health benefits. It reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, and preterm birth, and increases sleep duration.“People living closer to nature also had reduced diastolic blood pressure, heart rate and stress. In fact, one of the really interesting things we found is that exposure to greenspace significantly reduces people’s levels of salivary cortisol — a physiological marker of stress.Considering how much work time is lost due to stress, depression and anxiety, time outside could be just what the doctor ordered. The Japanese, once again, seem to be ahead of the Europeans on this point.“Forest bathing is already really popular as a therapy in Japan — with participants spending time in the forest either sitting or lying down, or just walking around. Our study shows that perhaps they have the right idea!”But what causes the benefits? Is it physical activity? Is it socializing? It’s probably those, and more: it gives helpful bacteria a chance to hitch a ride on you! Those, in turn, get your immune system something to practice on.Meanwhile, exposure to a diverse variety of bacteria present in natural areas may also have benefits for the immune system and reduce inflammation.“Much of the research from Japan suggests that phytoncides — organic compounds with antibacterial properties — released by trees could explain the health-boosting properties of forest bathing.”The findings reinforce the idea that human beings were made for outdoor life. We obviously shouldn’t be outside in pouring rain, or on smoky, smoggy days. But life in front of unnatural computer screens in an office cubicle with processed air can take its toll. Wise managers, healthcare professionals and city planners should take this human need for outdoor exposure into account.The research team hope that their findings will prompt doctors and other healthcare professionals to recommend that patients spend more time in greenspace and natural areas.Twohig-Bennett said: “We hope that this research will inspire people to get outside more and feel the health benefits for themselves. Hopefully our results will encourage policymakers and town planners to invest in the creation, regeneration, and maintenance of parks and greenspaces, particularly in urban residential areas and deprived communities that could benefit the most.“This ought to be one subject both creationists and evolutionists can agree on.Creationists can get a laugh over atheist Carl Sagan’s lapse into worship when he said, “It makes sense for us to revere the trees, for we are their children.” OK, Carl; plant an acorn and see if a baby grows from it. Instead, the Bible teaches that God put our first parents not in a city, but in a garden. The future city of God will have lots of open greenspace: rivers, too:Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. This is the real, original created Tree of Life, not Darwin’s fake. Do you see a hint that both Eden and the future New Earth will allow humans to take risks? Why would God make provision for healing with leaves of trees? This suggests that heaven will be adventurous! Don’t think God wants his creatures to be bored, when He outfitted us with all kinds of physical capabilities and minds that soar with high aspirations. The apostle John is watching this vision from a “high mountain,” he says in (21:10). Can’t you envision it festooned with forests and all kinds of living creatures? Who will be first to the top? The gates of the New Jerusalem are open day and night, so we can enjoy all kinds of amazing environments on an unfallen Earth.Our sister site CreationSafaris.com includes many resources to help you get some AWE in your life: Adventure, Worship and Education in the great outdoors! (Visited 295 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Airlines ramp up biometrics at US airports

first_imgPhoto: JetBlue. US carriers are increasingly looking at biometric security as a way of ferreting out the bad guys without annoying customers.The latest such passenger-friendly set-up is slated to be rolled out progressively by US low-cost carrier JetBlue this June.Tests start at Boston Logan International, on JetBlue’s nonstop to Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International. JetBlue contends this is the first initiative of its kind for a U.S. airline.Here’s how it works. Passengers who opt in look into a camera that’s connected to a United States Customs and Border Protection (CPB) database.Then the image is matched to their passport, visa or immigration photograph.There’s no need for a boarding pass and, in theory, the security layer gets stronger and while the inconvenience diminishes.“We hope to learn how we can further reduce friction points in the airport experience,” says Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s executive vice president of customer experience. The boarding pass piece of the security is “one of the hardest to solve. Self-boarding eliminates boarding pass scanning and manual passport checks.”This is very much a test, not something that you can expect next week at the airfield near you.But its potential clearly has security officials excited about the possibilities.“By transforming current business operations,” says CPB Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner.  “Airlines and airports will have the opportunity to use verified biometrics to ensure a seamless and consistent process for travelers.”“Seamless” is one of the most overused terms in the travel industry today, but if information technology provider SITA’s system lives up to the prospect of truly “seamless” boarding then this small step in Boston will bring huge benefits for flyers and airlines alike.Also using biometrics is a new Delta Air Line initiative that will allow passengers to use fingerprints to check bags, enter a lounge and board an aircraft.The testing ground in this instance is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and phase one allows Delta SkyMiles members to forego a paper or mobile boarding pass and hard copy ID in favor of using fingerprints to enter the Delta Sky Club.A second phase will expand that the bag check-in and boarding a flight.“We’re rapidly moving toward a day when your fingerprint, iris or face will become the only ID you’ll need for any number of transactions throughout a given day,” says Delta chief operating officer Gil West.Delta is working with CLEAR systems on the project and hopes ultimately to have fingerprint readers at all boarding gates.last_img read more

Gymnastics: Dipa racing against time to be fully fit

first_imgDipa Karmakar has been hogging the limelight ever since her bronze-medal winning feat at the Commonwealth Games. At Glasgow, she became India’s first woman gymnast to win a CWG medal. Dipa is looking forward to carry on her form at the Asian Games but she is racing against time to be fully fit.The injury in her right ankle which she suffered at Glasgow is preventing her from giving her all in training. But Dipa sounds hopeful that the injury will not be a hindrance to her participation.”I hurt my ankle during the CWG on the first day of the competition. I have not been able to give much time for recovery and there are only two weeks left now,” Dipa told Mail Today.”I have cut down a bit on my training because I do not want to aggravate the injury. We have four apparatus, but I am focussing more on vaulting table which is my strength. I feel some problem during the landing so I am practicing in foam pit. The treatment is on and my aim is still to give my best,” said the Tripura girl.She points out why a medal at the Asian games is so important to her. “When Ashish bhaiya (Ashish Kumar) won medals in 2010 CWG and then the Asian Games, boys’ gymnastics got a fillip. So I wanted to do the same for girls’ gymnastics. I have the same target of winning medals at the CWG and the Asian Games.”The competition will be tougher at the Incheon Asian Games but Dipa is looking to excel. “It will be tough but it is not like we cannot do it. The medal at the Commonwealth Games has given me immense confidence.In CWG, the top gymnasts are from Australia, Canada and England to compete against. In Asian Games too there are three countries–China, Japan, and Korea against whom we will have a stiff competition. But it is not that we cannot match their standards. If we play to our potential we can definitely win medals in the Asian Games too. We are looking to win 2-3 medals.”advertisementLife has changed for Dipa after her success at Glasgow. “People have started to know me and it is good to see that gymnastics is getting popular. I am proud of the fact that I was able to perform a difficult vault (Produnova vault) successfully at the CWG. People appreciated me there after that after that. It is very difficult to get the landing right in that but I got it right.””I am thankful to SAI and the federation. SAI has been a big support. I was able to learn and practice the Produnova vault only after the pit that was built at IG stadium.”[email protected]last_img read more

Smriti Mandhana slams joint-fastest fifty in women’s T20s for Western Storm

first_imgSmriti Mandhana slammed the joint-fastest fifty in women’s T20s during the Women’s Cricket Super League 2018 match at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.Playing for Western Storm, she slammed an unbeaten 52 off 19 balls to guide her team to a total of 85/2 from their six overs in a rain-truncated match against the Loughborough Lightning.Mandhana, 22, brought up her fifty off just 18 balls to smash her first fifty of the tournament. Earlier, New Zealand’s Sophie Devine had slammed a half-century off 18 balls against India. This was also the fastest fifty in the history of the tournament.Mandhana smashed five fours and four maximums in her knock of 19 balls. Her whirlwind knock in the end turned out be crucial for the Storms as they managed to restrict the Lightnings for 67/0 from their six overs and win the match by 18 runs. Devine’s 21-ball 46 wasn’t enough to guide the Lightnings over the line.Mandhana was also awarded the player-of-the-match award for her brisk knock. She now has 11 sixes in the tournament, the most by any women in the history of the tournament in any season. West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor and New Zealand’s Rachel Priest had smashed nine each in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Smriti Mandhana hit her fifty off 18 balls against the Loughborough Lightning (Getty Images)With the win, the Storms are second in the points table with two wins from three games. The Georgia Elwiss-led Loughborough Lightning are on top because of a better net run-rate.Mandhana, the first and only Indian women player to play in the T20 competition in England this year, has been in great form so far. She has hit 137 in three matches so far in the tournament.advertisementMandhana has also played for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia before this captained the IPL Trailblazers in the one-off exhibition game organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India against the IPL Supernovas in April.She has been one of India’s star women cricketers recently and has hit 1464 runs from 41 ODIs, including three centuries and 11 fifties. She has also played 42 T20Is for India and has scored 857 runs at an average of 23.16.last_img read more

We will have to give less chances to Belgium in next match: India captain Manpreet Singh

first_imgIndia began their journey in the Hockey World Cup on Wednesday by thrashing South Africa 5-0 at the Kalinga Stadium but captain Manpreet Singh said they will try to give minimum chances to World number three Belgium in their next match.”Overall, we played a good game but we still need to improve. We got many chances in the match but we missed them. We could not convert many of the penalty corners. Our next match is with Belgium and we should not miss the crucial chances,” Manpreet said.”Belgium are a good side. They have the ability to punish us for our mistakes. We need to keep our defence strong against them,” he added.India’s next game is against Belgium on December 2. The match is going to be a high-voltage one as Belgium also thrashed Canada by 2-1 in the opening match.Indian team coach head coach Harendra Singh said a mixture of penalty corners (PCs) and field goals ensured the win for India.”No goal was scored against India (/search?query=India) which is a good sign for us. It indicates that our defence was good in the match. The penalty corner conversion rate, however, needs to be improved,” Harendra said.He also talked about the changed role of forward player Akashdeep Singh in the team saying with his ability to eliminate one or two players while on the run is lethal for opponents.”Yes, we have changed his role as this is the demand of the team. He has got the skill and capacity to eliminate one or two players on the run. It becomes lethal for the opponents as we have three strikers who keep floating inside the circle to grab the scoring opportunity. I am happy that he is playing his role pretty well. I hope he continues doing this,” he said.advertisementThree field goals and two penalty corners helped World No.5 India register a comprehensive win in the second match of the evening.World number five India are eyeing to reclaim the World Cup after 43 years, a title which they won only once way back in 1975 in Kuala Lumpur.Simranjeet Singh (43rd, 46th minutes) scored a brace, while Mandeep Singh (10th), Akashdeep Singh (12th) and Lalit Upadhyay (45th) were the other goal getters for India against a South Africa, ranked 10 places below India.The Indians toyed with the South African defence in the first quarter as they mounted numerous attacks on the opposition goal and to their credit succeeded on two occasions to take a comfortable 2-0 lead early on.(With IANS inputs)Also Read | Hockey World Cup 2018: India hammer hapless South Africa for perfect startAlso Read | Hockey World Cup India vs South Africa: HighlightsAlso Read | Hockey World Cup 2018: FULL COVERAGE | FULL SQUADS | SCHEDULElast_img read more

Marseille suspend Patrice Evra after kick at fan as Uefa takes action

first_imgMarseille added there had been “unacceptable behaviour” from some fans who subjected Evra and his team-mates to “hateful attacks” but said: “As a professional and experienced player, Patrice Evra could not respond in such an inappropriate way.”Evra is almost certain to face a more severe sanction from Uefa following scenes reminiscent of Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick at Selhurst Park in 1995.Video footage showed Evra aiming the kick at the Marseille fan as visiting players and supporters, who had seemingly scaled barriers to reach the advertising hoardings at the Estádio D Afonso Henriques in Guimarães, confronted each other at the side of the pitch. He was then ushered away by a team-mate.The Marseille manager, Rudi García, revealed afterwards that Evra had reacted to taunts from the fans but he still criticised his actions.“Pat has experience and he must not react, it’s obvious,” García said. “Patrice is a more than experienced player and we cannot respond to insults so low and so incredible because they come from one of our supporters.”Of the fan García said: “He is not a supporter of OM, because you cannot insult your own players, you have to be behind everyone.”Evra, a former France captain who won five Premier League titles and the Champions League during an eight-year spell with United, joined Marseille from Juventus in January. He has made only two appearances for the club in all competitions this season.The governing body has charged Marseille with breaches of Article 16 of its disciplinary regulations: namely the “field invasion by supporters, the setting-off of fireworks and acts of damages”. Europa League Share on Pinterest Marseille news Marseille have suspended the defender Patrice Evra after he aimed a kick at one of the club’s supporters before Thursday’s Europa League tie at Vitoria.Uefa earlier confirmed it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Evra following the incident and his club have now taken action.“Jacques-Henri Eyraud, president of Marseille, met Patrice Evra today and informed him of his lay-off with immediate effect and a summons to an interview prior to a possible disciplinary sanction,” a statement from the French club said.The former Manchester United player, named as a substitute for Marseille’s fixture away to Vitoria, lashed out at the fan in a heated confrontation before Thursday night’s match in Portugal.Evra was sent off and on Friday Uefa announced the 36-year-old would miss “at least one match”, with the organisation’s disciplinary body set to discuss his case at its next meeting on 10 November. Topics Share on Facebook European club football Read morecenter_img Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Uefa Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Patrice Evra sent off before game begins for kicking out at Marseille supporter Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Terence Lewis and British Council come together to teach gender sensitization to BMC school students

first_imgTerence Lewis and British Council come together to teach gender sensitization to BMC school studentsBritish Council brings ‘Changing Moves Changing Minds’, aDance and sport based international programme, to 0.1 million students in Mumbai municipal corporation run schools in collaboration with Gem and Jewellery National Relief Foundation to spark gender equality conversations in classrooms.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 17:54 IST British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, announced the launch of its international gender-education programme – Changing Moves Changing Minds (CMCM) – in Mumbai. This globally successful programme will be implemented in 1187 Mumbai municipal corporation run schools starting October 2019 with the support of programme partners – Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) Gem and Jewellery National Relief Foundation (GJNRF). Terence Lewis, renowned contemporary dance choreographer is the brand ambassador for the programme.What is Changing Moves Changing Minds (CMCM)?Changing Moves Changing Minds (CMCM) is an international education programme that is conceptualized and delivered by British Council, the Royal Academy of Dance (UK) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (UK) that attempts to break gender stereotypes amongst young children at an early age.CMCM has a six- week curriculum using ‘cricket-dance methodology’ that challenges gender stereotypes through sport (cricket) and dance as a medium, promoting positive gender roles in children and enabling young people to realise their potential and fulfil their aspirations.Who can join Changing Moves Changing Minds (CMCM)?The programme is designed for children falling in the age group of 10-12 years from Classes 5, 6 and 7.It aims to reach more than one lakh students in Mumbai through 120 master trainers and 2374 teachers.Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have together co-trained master trainers and these master trainers will cascade this training to schoolteachers who will then deliver the learning to students.Aditya Thackeray, Shivsena Leader & Yuvasena President along with Praveen Pardeshi IAS – MCGM, Sanjay Kothari – Chairman, GJNRF, Barbara Wickham OBE – Director, British Council India and Terence Lewis attended the launch event at BMC English High School, Worli.advertisementWho said what? “Changing Moves Changing Minds is an innovative project which targets gender stereotypes at an early age and ensures gender equality. We are happy that British Council and Gem and Jewellery National Relief Foundation have come together for this cause. We would like to upscale this project across Mumbai municipal schools “said Aditya Thackeray, Shivsena Leader & Yuvasena President.”We are very happy to get associated with British Council and also thankful to GJNRF for supporting this cause. We are hopeful that with this intervention, children studying in BMC schools would get exposure of beyond the classroom activities which would help them to understand gender stereotypes and how to address them.” said Praveen Pardeshi, Commissioner, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.”As part of our work partnering with State and Municipal Governments on their education reform agendas, I am delighted to be working with Mumbai Corporation on this exciting project to be delivered across government primary schools in Mumbai. The British Council has worked with the Royal Academy of Dance and Marylebone Cricket Club to bring their exciting Changing Moves Changing Minds project to India. This uses cricket and movement to challenge gender stereotypes in the classroom, help girls and boys better understand each other and encourage every child to reach their full potential.” said Helen Silvester, Director West India, British Council.”We believe that proper education is need of the hour for our country and joining hands with British Council is a good opportunity for us. British Council trained master trainers will train the teachers of Municipal schools and in turn these teachers will train students. We are happy to get associated with them and hope it will go a long way in education system of Municipal schools.” said Sanjay Kothari, Chairman Gem and Jewellery National Relief Foundation.Terence Lewis, renowned contemporary dance choreographer and the brand ambassador for the programme said, “I feel happy to be associated with the International gender-education programme by British Council called Changing Moves Changing Minds (CMCM) that challenges gender stereotypes through dance and sport (cricket) as a medium, promoting positive gender roles in children. Being a role model for the youth across the country and having judged and mentored young talented kids on television, I feel a programme like this running at the grass-root level where gender stereotypes are common, is much-needed. It has the potential to be a real game-changer and hence as a public figure and role model, I take this as my responsibility to promote and support this program so that it can reach a wider audience.”The CMCM programme by British Council has been piloted in other Indian cities already and has received tremendous success on sensitisation and delivery parameters.Pilot projects have demonstrated that the ‘cricket-dance’ methodology is a unique concept that has the potential to be gender transformative.advertisementAround 90 percent of students are participating as they have preferred cricket and dance to be taught together over individual dance or cricket classes and 98 percent of children felt that teachers showed no partiality in the delivery of the CMCM class which is a testament to the success of the project.While over 80 Master Trainers have been trained across Odisha, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore so far, the current programme is the largest CMCM programme in India so far with an aim to train over 120 Master Trainers in the city.Also read: UK authorities impressed by Indian education policyAlso read: This new India-UK scheme will fund UK students to visit India for higher studiesGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? 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This Book Will Change the Way You Look at Rain

first_img Editors’ Recommendations In order for a book to be great, two elements are essential: good writing and an interesting subject. Superlative writing can hold the attention for a time even if the focus of said prose is decidedly prosaic. Witness David Foster Wallace’s sublime review of a dictionary as evidence, were any needed. Though we must also accept that, at some point, our interest would wander had DFW made a book out of his writeup about a book. And a fascinating, compelling subject can hold a reader’s attention for a good number of paragraphs even if the writing itself is poor. Take, for example, posts you have read on various social media platforms.Again, to be great, a book must be well-written and about something interesting. You might not have know that rain was interesting. And prior to the publication of her recent book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, you might not have heard of Cynthia Barnett, so you could be forgiven for not knowing whether or not she is a writer worth your time. If you’ll take my two cents, here the are: One, rain, as it turns out, is interesting — fascinating even. And penny number two: Cynthia Barnett is a damn good writer.Barnett brings an interesting background to her subject matter here; she cut her teeth as a newspaper reporter, writing both regular columns and doing investigative journalism. Her past experience shows through in her ability to use crisp, well-paced prose to advance the narrative, giving us enough detail to bring clarity without waxing on ad nauseum and losing our focus. While not all of her writing was about environmental matters, much of it trended in that direction. And her passion both within and beyond the bounds of her professional work has always been defined by environmental matters, with water at the heart of her interests. Fortunately, for those of us with less knowledge of and/or aptitude for matters of universal, global concern, Barnett is also committed to making both the plight and the potential remedies for matters related to conservation and environmental protection accessible to a general audience.In other words, don’t worry if you don’t have master’s degree in environmental science or policy — you will still enjoy Rain. And you will easily learn from it.This fast-paced, 292-page book starts back about 4.5 billion years ago when the Earth was a superheated, lifeless ball of fire, soon to be a planet bearing water as delivered by untold millions of meteors crashing into the surface. These celestial missiles weren’t bringers or death, however, but of life, and Barnett doesn’t just tell us that, but instead paints a picture with her words:“About half a billion years after it started, the blitzkrieg began to wind down. As the last of the flaming chunks fell to the surface or hurtled away, the planet finally had a chance to cool. The water vapor could condense.  At long last, it began to rain.”Reading this book, which brings the author (and her reader) from Scotland to the American South to coastal India to myriad points in between, one begins to see rain not merely as a nuisance for the city dweller or a lifeline for the farmer; not as a bringer of death in the form of floods when too much falls or of suffering during drought when too little comes; and not as inspiration for the poet, painter, or songwriter. Rain is none of those things alone, but is rather the universal factor binding all life, human, animal, and flora together. Barnett reveals this both with casual anecdotes — for example, there is, at any given moment, more water in the atmosphere than in all the world’s rivers combined — and through compelling accounts of her own firsthand travels and experiences.One thing Barnett’s book does not do is sound a five-alarm warning about the imminent collapse of the entire global ecosystem, or about the coming pandemics sure to be caused by a lack of sufficient clean water, or other such grim, gloom-and-doom forecasts. Yes, she is an environmentalist and, yes, she’s concerned about our planet and the way we have long been treating it. While reading Rain will likely compel you to be a bit more thoughtful in your use of water and might even get you to be more actively involved in conservation efforts, it’s not an indictment in the way other notable environmental-themed works are (to name the obvious choice, Silent Spring). Rather this is simply a very good book about a surprisingly compelling subject that will certainly entertain and just might inspire.When the rain does come, stay dry with the best hiking gear, rubber boots, and umbrellas. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

Floodlike situation in parts of Punjab Haryana IAF rescues 9 people

first_imgChandigarh: A flood-like situation prevailed in many parts of Punjab and Haryana where the Indian Air Force on Monday rescued nine persons stuck in Karnal district due to sudden rise of water in the River Yamuna. While the Meteorological Department said no heavy rainfall was reported in most parts of the two states on Monday morning, the two states had received heavy rains during the past three days. Assisted by the Karnal Police, the Indian Air Force rescued nine persons including women and children who had got stuck in Karnal. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The rescue operation was carried out by the IAF in the early hours of Monday despite adverse weather, Haryana’s Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said. Keeping in view the alarming situation due to release of 2.4 lakh cusecs of water from Ropar headwork, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered the stationing of companies of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) at vulnerable points in Shahkot, Nakodar and Phillaur. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The Deputy Commissioner, who along with senior police officials inspected the level of water at Phillaur bridge and at village Danewal in Shahkot, on Monday said that 50 expert swimmers and divers of NDRF have been stationed at Shahkot. 42 expert swimmers and divers of SDRF have been stationed at Nakodar Sub Division. The Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner said Army authorities have also been requested to station their columns at all these Sub Divisions in the district so that they could help the administration in case of any need. Rescue centres have been established in every Sub Division where requisite provisions of food and shelter have been made. Besides, medical teams have been deployed at all centres for providing medical assistance to the evacuees. Sharma had earlier asked the sub-divisional magistrates Phillaur, Nakodar and Shahkot to get 81 low-lying and flood-prone villages evacuated to save them from fury of floods. Jalandhar district authorities have asked people living near the swollen Sutlej River and low-lying areas to remain alert following the release of excess water from the Bhakra Dam. In the Yamuna River, water level had risen dangerously at the Hathni Kund barrage in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana on Sunday evening. Haryana’s Department of Revenue and Disaster Management issued a high flood warning on Sunday alerting deputy commissioners of Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Faridabad and Palwal. The Yamuna River discharge at 6 pm on Sunday was 8,28,072 cusecs, which is categorised as a “high flood” situation, officials said. There were reports that rain water had entered a village in Yamunanagar on Monday and people were being evacuated. All the deputy commissioners of the five Haryana districts have been requested to keep a close watch on the situation and keep their disaster management resources on high readiness to tackle any adverse situation. In Punjab, floods were reported from areas like Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Pathankot. Authorities have also ordered closure of schools in Rupnagar on Monday. The Punjab government had on Friday issued a high alert in the state after a forecast of heavy rainfall in next 48 to 72 hours. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed all deputy commissioners in the state to monitor the situation closely. The chief minister himself is keeping close tabs on the situation, officials said. He has instructed field officers of revenue, drainage, health, food and animal husbandry departments to stay alert and prepared to handle any eventuality arising out of heavy rains.last_img read more

EDC expresses regret for US41M loan to back Bombardier sale to Zuma

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s export credit agency says it regrets a 2015 decision to lend US$41 million to a South African company owned by members of a family with ties to former president Jacob Zuma.Export Development Canada executive vice-president Carl Burlock says in the months and years that followed, the agency became increasingly concerned about the loan it provided to Westdawn Investments to backstop the sale of Bombardier aircraft. Over that time, Burlock says in a statement, allegations related to corruption and political interference were mounting against members of the Gupta family, which owns the company.He says EDC ended its business relationship with Westdawn in late 2017 and the company has responded by filing a lawsuit in the United Kingdom against the agency to contest the deal’s termination.Burlock says the agency’s decision to support the purchase was in line with its international commitments under the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and that it relied on the fact there were no formal charges or active investigations related to the allegations.Zuma resigned as South Africa’s president in 2018 after a near-decade-long tenure marked by persistent corruption allegations. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Trump touts economy but not everyone in Michigan feeling it

SAGINAW, Mich. — A bright mural welcomes people to downtown Saginaw, where a new indoor market opened along the riverfront last year — part of the city’s decades-long effort to reinvent itself after the auto industry started leaving. Inside the market, vendors sell falafel, fresh-baked pies and T-shirts.For Mike Wilson, who sells sports cards and collectibles, it’s a sign that mid-Michigan has adapted since the days when his father and all four of his grandparents worked for General Motors. He says President Donald Trump — whom he supports “100%” — deserves credit.“When people can spend what they’re spending with us you know it’s going well, because what we sell isn’t cheap,” says Wilson, 46.But at the soul food booth just around the corner, Denise Anderson is still searching for the life Trump promised.“I haven’t seen it,” Anderson said as she served up fried catfish. Things “felt better” when Barack Obama was president and her brother could get health care, she says.The contrasting views are at the heart of the battle for Michigan, a state that helped Trump win the White House in 2016 and that both the president and Democrats agree he must hold to win a second term. It’s among Democrats’ top 2020 targets, along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and its 16 electoral votes and diverse electorate are a reason Democrats will hold one of their presidential primary debates in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday.Whether Trump can win again may hinge on a list of unknowns, including turnout on Election Day and which Democrat emerges from a crowded field of candidates. It also rests on how voters see the economic health of a state cautiously eyeing a slowdown in the auto industry, which cuts to the core of Trump’s promise to Michigan four years ago.The president came to Saginaw County and vowed to revive manufacturing here, part of his vision of returning America to an earlier moment of greatness. In Michigan, a state trying to regain the roughly 1 million jobs lost from its peak in 2000, the message resonated. But there was never a plan behind Trump’s promise. His economic policies have brought only slight manufacturing growth and his trade policies may actually have harmed it. Still, Trump is presiding over a stretch of larger growth in other sectors. The overall impact is an uneven economy and a clash over whether Trump should be getting credit or blame.Trump’s path to a second victory in Michigan runs through working-class places like Saginaw County, about 100 miles northwest of Detroit. In 2016 Trump became the first GOP presidential nominee to carry it since Ronald Reagan’s 1984 landslide.His success here — and in the 11 other Michigan counties that supported Obama and then Trump — was significant. Democrat Hillary Clinton received about 10,000 fewer votes in Saginaw County than Obama did in his 2012 win. Trump won Michigan by just over 10,700 votes.For much of the 20th century, Michigan was relatively prosperous thanks to a strong manufacturing sector, and the state largely supported Republicans for president. Then, boosted by a strong labour influence, the state in the early 1990s became part of the Democratic “blue wall” that supported Democrats for president, even as the GOP dominated state races.The state swung again after Trump’s win in 2016, giving Democrats every statewide office on the midterm ballot along with two more congressional seats. The electorate’s mood next year is the subject of intense speculation.Michigan is again seeing hiring gains and benefiting from the strong stock market. Detroit is growing again after leaving bankruptcy, and the aerospace and cybersecurity industries have expanded. Manufacturing is up slightly, but now accounts for only about 20% of the state’s jobs, down from half in the 1960s.The auto industry, meanwhile, is trying to find its way through rapid changes that include a huge shift by consumers away from cars to trucks and SUVs, and massive investments in electric and autonomous vehicles that may not pay off for years. As a result, there have been cuts. Ford recently let go of 2,300 white-collar workers in Michigan as it downsized, while General Motors cut about 8,000 engineers and others, many through retirement offers and layoffs at its sprawling technical centre north of Detroit. GM also announced plans to close four U.S. plants and shed about 3,000 jobs, including 265 at a car transmission factory in Warren, Mich., near Detroit that will shut down Thursday. Most of those workers were placed at other plants, but face long commutes or relocation.However, Michigan’s poverty rate is 14.2%, higher than the national mark of 12.3%. And it still ranks in the bottom half of states in percentage of residents with college degrees.While Michigan’s per capita personal income is higher, the income of the median household, adjusted for inflation, is still well below what it was in 1999, with African Americans faring the worst.“Unemployment continues to drop,” said Charles Ballard, an economics professor at Michigan State University, at 3.9% in May, “but a lot of those jobs are just so-so jobs.”The disparity is especially clear in places like Saginaw County, which is about 70% white, and where growth has lagged upscale areas such as Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Traverse City, which have attracted highly educated residents, high-tech jobs and tourism.GM once employed roughly 25,000 people in Saginaw County, including at GM-owned Saginaw Steering. Today those jobs have largely been replaced by work in the service industry, where wages are lower and benefits spotty. With four hospitals and a medical school, the area is increasingly a medical nexus for the region, and it is trying to attract more tourists with a sports complex for hosting tournaments.Analysts are issuing warnings about the impacts of Trump’s trade policy. The Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor said that while there are many moving pieces, the likely outcomes “are all profoundly negative for consumers, for new vehicle dealership revenue and employment, and for overall U.S. economic output and employment levels.”Angie Miller, president of the Mid-Michigan Area Labor Council in Saginaw, said there are a lot of workers like herself who “grind it out every day” but don’t feel like they’re further ahead.“I don’t sit at home and watch the stock market. I don’t see more money in my bank account,” said Miller, who works in the telecom industry. “Maybe if you’re a business owner you feel differently.”It’s not clear how this good-bad picture will translate politically in light of Michigan’s pattern of pendulum swings.Miller said the labour council will begin registering voters soon to try to unseat Trump next fall.She said she’s been buoyed by the activism she’s seen, including dozens of local people who boarded buses outside a Saginaw shopping mall to attend a 2017 march in Washington, D.C.Labor isn’t the force it once was. Union members were just slightly more likely than other voters to support Democrats in 2018. Six in 10 union voters supported Democratic candidates in House races, according to AP VoteCast, a survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters nationwide.Other groups are jumping in. Priorities USA, the largest Democratic outside group, said it is spending $300,000 to $450,000 a week on digital advertising in four swing states, including Michigan, and will focus its message on wages and health care.The group’s head, Guy Cecil, said winning Michigan will require turning out Democrats who did not vote in 2016 and targeting persuadable voters in the middle.“We think there are a lot of those voters,” he said, citing younger voters and black voters. In Detroit, a Democratic stronghold, about 41,000 fewer people voted compared with Obama’s 2012 re-election. Statewide, 84,290 people who voted in 2016 did not cast a ballot for president — a measure of discontent with the candidates.Much depends on which candidate Democrats nominate. In 2016, some people just didn’t like Hillary Clinton, whose husband, former President Bill Clinton, signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which many workers blamed for lost jobs, said Mike Hanley, a former United Auto Workers official who campaigned in rural parts of Saginaw County.“People would say ‘don’t come up here if you’re with her,’” Hanley said.Wilson, who owns Curveball Sportscards & Collectibles, said he backed Trump because he wasn’t a politician, and he had turned “a small amount” of money he received from his father into “a huge amount.” Trump has denied reports that he received far more from his father than he claims. Wilson also said that as a Christian he supports Trump’s stand against abortion.He’s expecting a close election and another Trump victory.“It’s kind of hard to take somebody out the way things are going,” Wilson said.___Associated Press reporters David Eggert in Lansing and Tom Krisher in Detroit contributed.Sara Burnett, The Associated Press read more

Zarqawis death removes heinous and dangerous man – Annan

“This is an individual who has been responsible for many heinous crimes, caused lots of problems in Iraq for the Government and the people of Iraq – the people of Iraq who are afraid to step out, the people of Iraq who are only demanding peace, stability, and to have their streets back,” Mr. Annan told reporters at a press encounter.“I think they will all be relieved that he is gone. And of course, we cannot pretend that that will mean the end of the violence. But it is a relief that such a heinous and dangerous man who has caused so much harm to the Iraqis is no longer around to continue his work.”Asked whether he thought Mr. Zarqawi might stray somewhat dangerously close to the line drawn by the Geneva Convention against targeted assassinations, he replied that Iraq was a war zone.“And there are lots of groups fighting with each other. There are lots of militias, armies and others. And with Zarqawi, if it is him indeed who has been killed, has been at war. He’s been in a fight. So I don’t think you can equate it to targeted assassination of the kind that we have seen elsewhere,” Mr. Annan said. read more

Googles YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2017 4:57 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAN FRANCISCO – AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavoury subjects.The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars.YouTube’s popularity stems from its massive and eclectic library of video, spanning everything from polished TV clips to raw diatribes posted by people bashing homosexuals.But that diverse selection periodically allows ads to appear next to videos that marketers find distasteful, despite Google’s efforts to prevent it from happening.Google depends largely on automated programs to place ads in YouTube videos because the job is too much for humans to handle on their own. About 400 hours of video is now posted on YouTube each minute.Earlier this week, Google vowed to step up its efforts to block ads on “hateful, offensive and derogatory” videos.“We know that this is unacceptable to the advertisers and agencies who put their trust in us,” Philipp Schindler, Google’s chief business officer, wrote in a Tuesday blog post.As part of Google’s solution to the problem, Schindler promised to hire “significant numbers” of employees to review YouTube videos and flag them as inappropriate for ads. He also predicted YouTube would be able to address advertisers’ concerns through Google’s recent advancements in artificial intelligence — technology parlance for computers that learn to think like humans.But that promise so far hasn’t appeased AT&T, Verizon Communications and an expanding global list of advertisers that includes Volkswagen, Audi, HSBC Holdings, the Royal Bank of Scotland and L’Oreal.“We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate,” AT&T said in a statement. “Until Google can ensure this won’t happen again, we are removing our ads from Google’s non-search platforms.”By extending its ban to everything beyond Google’s search results, AT&T is also effectively pulling its ads from more than two million other websites that depend on Google to deliver ads to their pages.In its statement, Verizon said it decided to pull ads from YouTube to protect its website while it investigates the “weak links” among its digital advertising partners.Both AT&T and Verizon may have an ulterior motive to make YouTube look like an untrustworthy spot for marketers because both companies are trying to sell more digital ads in their own networks.YouTube has become one of the fastest growing parts of Google’s ad system, which generated $79 billion in revenue last year. Google doesn’t disclose how much of that came from YouTube ads, but the research firm eMarketer estimated that the video site accounted for $5.6 billion that amount. EMarketer projected YouTube’s advertising will rise 26 per cent this year to $7 billion, but that prediction came before marketers began to suspend their spending.The YouTube boycott began late last week after an investigation by The Times in London revealed the ads of major brands were appearing in videos delving into contentious themes. read more

Lebron James Supporting Obama Could Be Bad for the

Lebron James declared his support for the re-election of President Barack Obama Monday night, despite being advised beforehand making his vow publicly could be “bad for the brand.”James makes millions of dollars each year off his endorsements, Nike being his biggest endorser. Nike, along with other endorsers, felt that announcing his backing of the President would be a negative reflection to the deals that he has in place.“I’ve been second guessed,” James said after Monday’s 124-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on the eve of election. “They’re saying it’s bad for the brand. If I feel like I want to support someone, then go for it.”James signed a seven-year, $93 million contract with Nike in May 2003. In March 2010 the brand signed him to an extension for an undisclosed amount.James has made it known that he is not afraid to take a stand as an athlete.“I just think it’s about knowledge if you know what’s going on,” James said. “I’ve always said I feel like it’s important for me to do it because that’s just who I am. I got out there and I learned a lot about it in ’08 and I learned a lot about it now.”In 2008, the three-time NBA MVP said he researched Obama before voting for him, but adds he has done the same this time around.Heat president Pat Riley and James are on two different sides of the aisle when dealing with politics. Riley has donated $2,500 to Republican challenger Mitt Romney.James was asked if he thought about throwing an event such as Bruce Springsteen did to rally support for Obama. The NBA champion said that his busy schedule during the summer, preseason and now regular season have prohibited him from being able to organize an event.“It’s kind of late now, but I’ve been able to send out a few tweets and support (Obama),” he said. “But I’m supporting him and I think his camp knows that and everybody that knows me knows that.”James is glad that he did not let endorsers influence his decision to speak out, but issued a challenge to everyone who can vote and hasn’t voted.“I think it’s a very important election for everyone,” James said. “Everyone, they talk about having a right to vote. Just don’t talk about it, actually go out and do it. And let your voice be heard, and I’m happy to be in the position I am.” read more

Talison Lithium to double output from Greenbushes mine

first_imgAlbemarle Corp, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, has announced that Talison Lithium, a joint venture between Albemarle and Tianqi Lithium Corp, has approved the expansion of lithium concentrate production at its Greenbushes, Australia spodumene mine. Greenbushes is the world’s largest active lithium mine. It has the largest known hard rock lithium reserve, and contains the highest concentration of lithium oxide available of any active mine.“This project is integral to our announced lithium expansion plans so that we can meet the growing needs of our customers,” said John Mitchell, President, Lithium and Advanced Materials for Albemarle. “The expansion of the mine and ore upgrading facilities is a key deliverable in our supply strategy to grow total combined lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) production to approximately 165,000 t/y early in the next decade.”The expansion is intended to more than double the LCE capacity at Greenbushes from 80,000 t to more than 160,000 t/y, of which Albemarle has a 50% interest in the offtake. Commissioning of the expansion is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019.Albemarle, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts.last_img read more

LNH Round 10 St Raphael take the two points in Dunkerque

Dunkerquefrancehandballst raphael ← Previous Story DKB Bundesliga: THW Kiel crush Goppingen Next Story → Serbian playmaker Kristina Liščević to miss Women’s EHF EURO 2014 The 10th round of the LNH in France confirmed us that the team of St Raphael might have the chance to be Dunkerque of the last season, after they have defeated Dunkerque away with 36:33, and have held onto the second spot on the table. The other two contenders for the title, the teams of Montpellier and PSG Handball have won as well. Montpellier had an easy job against Aix winning 33:22 away, while PSG Handball won at home against Toulouse with 34:31.LNH Scores: Aix 22:33 Montpellier, Creteil 28:27 Nimes, Dunkerque 33:36 St Raphael, Tremblay 23:25 Selestat, Nantes 33:24 Istres, PSG 34:31 Toulouse read more

Google la mise à jour pour iOS apporte les vidéosbulles

first_imgGoogle + : la mise à jour pour iOS apporte les vidéos-bullesL’application Google + pour les mobiles fonctionnant avec iOS a fait le plein de nouveautés. Une mise à jour a été mise en ligne, apportant notamment la vidéo-conférence grâce aux vidéos-bulles.Google vient de publier une mise à jour pour la version de son réseau social destinée à l’iPhone, l’iPad et l’iPod touch. Cette mise à jour apporte son lot de nouveautés, dont la plus importante est certainement l’arrivée des vidéos-bulles (hangout), qui permettent d’engager des chat vidéo avec d’autres internautes membres de Google +. Cette nouveauté a été apportée à l’application Android la semaine dernière.À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Parmi les autres améliorations à noter, la possibilité d’envoyer des photos issues d’un dossier ou directement prise avec le terminal via la messagerie instantanée du réseau social, Huddle étant renommé Messenger. Il est également désormais possible d’ajouter ” +1″ sur un commentaire, mais aussi de gérer de façon plus précise les notifications à afficher, tandis que la recherche des personnes a été affinée. Enfin, on notera l’apparition des messages privés échangés avec une seule personne. Plusieurs bugs ont également été corrigés. La version 1.0.4.2326 de Google + pour iOS est disponible au téléchargement sur l’App Store d’Apple.Le 26 septembre 2011 à 19:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Man City can make more history next season says Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola is certain that his squad can repeat their feats for next seasonThe Catalan secured his first Premier League title on Sunday after Manchester United’s shock 1-0 defeat to West Brom confirmed City as the new champions.It marked what has truly been a dominant season at the Etihad Stadium with City having only lost two games all season and they are currently on the verge of breaking Chelsea’s points record of 95 points over the course of a single season, as well as their own record for most goals scored in a single season at 103.But Guardiola, whose side contain many young regular starters, is adamant that City have the potential to learn from their experiences from the past year and build on it for more glory in the future.“Sergio [Aguero] is a genius, a top player but about 30 years old but the others are 21, 22 so we won with guys that are so young,” said Guardiola, according to Manchester Evening News.“Playing in the Champions League at that age is sometimes complicated and maybe it’s a good lesson for them for the future and for next season.”While repeating the same feats that City have achieved this season will be difficult, Guardiola has refused to rule out the prospect.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We will have to try,” answered the 47 year-old when asked.“If you read what people said this week we have a lot to improve. You cannot deny that you are judged on results, okay that’s what it is, but you cannot deny we were good this season, we were good every single day.“To make 18 wins in a row you have to be mentally strong and they again [against Tottenham] showed me how strong they are and this is important to help build up this club a little bit higher.“Manchester City is not like United or Chelsea – the big clubs in England have trophies and a lot of history behind them.“Sometimes you have to do these sort of things to believe ‘wow, we are good too, like the others’.“The way we played helped us reach our target.“Of course next season it’s not going to happen the same, it’s impossible. It’s the target to say we were able to to that and if we are able to do it once then we are able to do it twice so we have to try to be constant next season.last_img read more

Wunderman UK launches wellbeing programme for London staff

first_imgGlobal digital agency organisation Wunderman UK has launched a new wellbeing programme for its 400 London-based staff, which includes the completion of an on-site wellness studio.The new programme, called Well Beings, was launched on 2 January 2018 to help staff own and take control of their wellbeing-related goals, as well as to set a high standard for health management within the business. The wellbeing programme will additionally help the organisation to future-proof its existing teams by supporting staff to maintain their health.Well Beings features a range of events and activities that are tailored to support employees’ mental, physical and spiritual health. It includes a running club, meditation sessions, martial arts classes, nutrition support, mental health first aid sessions, reflexology and yoga, massages, and business coaching talks to name a few. The calendar of events will also include alternative health remedies, such as forest bathing.As part of the new programme, managers will also have the remit to identify employees within their team who may be under particular pressure and suggest Well Beings activities that might help.To support the launch of Well Beings, Wunderman UK has built an on-site wellness studio at its London head office. Designed with a vintage glamour theme, the studio includes equipment such as ballet barres and punch bags. Additionally, the organisation will be launching a corresponding app in summer 2018 to better guide staff through the year’s wellbeing schedule.The Well Beings programme and the design of the wellness studio were created taking into account feedback obtained via staff surveys that were completed over the course of 2017. This was to ensure that Wunderman UK employees were achieving the work-life balance that they desired.The wellbeing programme was launched to staff using a visual campaign involving plasticine. Each employee received a tub of plasticine so they could craft their own version of wellbeing or their wellbeing goals in a physical shape or format. The campaign was also shared via the organisation’s social media channels, such as Twitter.Pip Hulbert (pictured), chief executive officer at Wunderman UK, said: “We have put an understanding of how it feels to work at Wunderman at the centre of all our talent and cultural plans going forwards. Building our own studio is a massive step for us and shows how seriously we are taking the health and wellbeing of our staff, offering fun and inspiring activities that fit easily into the working day.“I definitely believe we now offer one of the best wellbeing initiatives in our industry. Classes will be designed to support people in the face of specific stresses that can arise in the workplace and help staff discover what wellbeing really means to them as individuals. We want to signal to everyone that they have ‘permission’ to take time out and that wellbeing is seen as a priority by the business.”last_img read more

Physicists develop flexible multicell ZnMnO2 battery for printed electronics

first_img(Phys.org) —The market for thin, flexible, printed electronic circuits is potentially huge. Although tremendous advances have been made in printing organic semiconductors like thin-film transistors (TFTs), one of their present limitations is a relatively high operating voltage requirement. 3D printed lithium-ion batteries with acceptable single-cell potentials (~3V) have been previously demonstrated, at least on small scales. The main concerns though, are that even with hermetic packaging, the raw materials for these cells still pose inherent safety and reliability risks. For wearable devices, which are a major application for flexible printed devices, a more versatile technology has been sought. A new study in Applied Physics Letters describes recent experiments with a different battery chemistry—Zn-MnO2. Using special fabrication techniques, a 10-cell series configuration of the battery was able to generate peak voltages of 14 volts, and a capacity of up to 0.8 mA h. © 2013 Phys.org The main incentive to developing printed thin-film batteries is that they would be able to be fabricated on the same production line as the rest of a printed electronic device. Much research has gone into reducing the relatively high potential (10-30V) of solution-phase printed organic TFTs. The fact remains that a lot of the traditional problems of these devices like low mobility, large channel lengths, drain-source shorting, and thick dielectric layers, go away when higher voltages are used. The ability to now make high-potential batteries based on alkaline chemistry, like the Zn-MnO2, removes many of the traditional concerns with lithium batteries.Alkaline batteries are generally less expensive than lithium batteries, and their environmentally friendly raw materials do not need to be hermetically sealed. The cells are printed on commercially available polyvivyl alcohol/cellulose(PAC) membranes. The 100um thick membrane also serves as a separator and a substrate for the Zn and MnO2 electrodes. A hydrophobic fluoropolymer solution (Teflon AF) is printed between the electrodes to reduce electrolyte migration and conduction between neighboring electrodes of different cells. The anode and cathode are printed from solution-based inks composed of conductive additives and binder materials. The cells were connected with a printed silver-based ink.The anode and cathode footprint of the battery, as well as their separation distance, is 1 cm2. The open circuit potential of 14 V is limited mainly by self-discharge of the MnO2 electrode during processing, particularly as a result of the multiple baking steps needed to evaporate solvents. The battery was tested by discharging through a 100 kΩ resistive load. After 7.5 hours, the potential dropped to 10V, which was what was used for the conservatively-set 0.8 mA h capacity.To further characterize their battery, a technique known as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to determine the ohmic resistance (1.20 Ω), and the charge transfer resistance (0.8 Ω). These values are low enough for the individual cells that they do not cause major impedance losses when assembled into a 10-cell device. The researchers also gave the battery a real-word test to demonstrate its performance within an actual printed circuit. They used a ring oscillator circuit made from five simple inverting gates connected head-to-tail. The frequency of an output tap on this circuit depends on supply voltage and delay through the circuit. The ring oscillator test circuit only drew a very low current and the resulting waveform peaked at 13 V on each 10 ms cycle. After 20 minutes of use, no changes in the open circuit potential were detectable, suggesting that simple circuits could be powered for an extended duration. More complex circuits may likely draw much more power than a ring oscillator, but the new Zn-MnO2 battery looks like it will be a good alternative to lithium for many foreseable printed device applications. Journal information: Applied Physics Letters Citation: Physicists develop flexible multicell Zn-MnO2 battery for printed electronics (2013, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-physicists-flexible-multicell-zn-mno2-battery.html Explore furthercenter_img Printed Flexible Zn-Mno2 Battery. Credit: A. Gaikwad et. al. Applied Physics Letters Vol 102 Issue 23 More information: A flexible high potential printed battery for powering printed electronics, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 233302 (2013); dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4810974 AbstractMechanically flexible arrays of alkaline electrochemical cells fabricated using stencil printing onto fibrous substrates are shown to provide the necessary performance characteristics for driving ink-jet printed circuits. Due to the dimensions and material set currently required for reliable low-temperature print processing of electronic devices, a battery potential greater than that sourced by single cells is typically needed. The developed battery is a series interconnected array of 10 low resistance Zn-MnO2 alkaline cells, giving an open circuit potential of 14 V. This flexible battery is used to power an ink-jet printed 5-stage complementary ring oscillator based on organic semiconductors. Battery embedded in circuit board demonstrated at Tokyo exhibition 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.last_img read more

Best of Last Week Observation of elusive antiparticle mystery on Titan and

first_img © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Best of Last Week – Observation of elusive antiparticle, mystery on Titan and reversing memory loss from Alzheimer’s (2014, October 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-week-elusive-antiparticle-mystery.html Explore further Princeton University scientists used scanning-tunneling microscope to show the atomic structure of an one-atom-wide iron wire on a lead surface. The zoomed-in portion of the image depicts the quantum probability of the wire containing an elusive particle called the Majorana fermion. Importantly, the image pinpoints the particle to the end of the wire, which is where it had been predicted to be over years of theoretical calculations. Credit: Yazdani Lab, Princeton University In other astrophysics news, researchers here on Earth were able to watch as a mysterious feature evolved in a Titan sea courtesy of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The bright object seen on Saturn’s moon was observed to be changing over time. Researchers aren’t sure what it is, but suspect it could be bubbles, waves, suspended solids or something forming beneath the surface.In more practical news, officials have announced that the first floating solar farm in the UK has come to life in Berkshire—the farm won’t take up valuable farmland and is the first of many to come. In related news, a team of researchers has come up with what they are calling the world’s first “solar battery” that runs on light and air—it’s a solar cell that stores its own power.There was also some good news for millions of people the world over as a team of researchers has been attacking type 2 diabetes from a new direction with encouraging results. A drug normally used for another purpose was found to burn fat in liver cells, a precursor to the disease. Also, another team in Denmark has found a new material that steals oxygen from the air—one teaspoon can hold a whole roomful of oxygen, perhaps doing away with oxygen tanks for those with lung impairments, offering a new lease on life.And finally in some truly exciting medical news, a team of researchers has demonstrated a way to reverse memory loss due to Alzheimer’s for the first time ever—it involves a 36-point therapeutic program that involves a wide array of therapies ranging from diet changes, to brain stimulation and pharmaceuticals. It’s the first study to show that such memory loss does not have to be permanent.center_img (Phys.org) —It was another interesting week in pure physics research as a team in India revisited superposition with a proposed resolution of the double-slit experiment paradox using Feynman path integral formalism—they’re looking to resolve a discrepancy with the Schrödinger wavefunction. Meanwhile, another team at Princeton has observed the Majorana fermion, an elusive particle that is its own antiparticle—a possible step toward the creation of computers based on quantum mechanics. Not to be outdone, yet another team has found a Higgs-gravity connection that may leave traces in white dwarfs—the Higgs boson experiments conducted in 2012, it turns out, might just play a major role in finally understanding the nature of gravity via an investigation into the connection between the coupling of spacetime curvature and the Higgs field. A Higgs-gravity connection may leave traces in white dwarfs 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.last_img read more

CM announces expert committee to resolve tea industry issues

first_imgDarjeeling: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the formation of an expert committee to look into different issues and problems pertaining to the tea industry. The committee will be handing over its recommendations and a report within three months. She also stated that the Land department will be soon preparing a law for distributing land rights to tea garden workers.The Chief Minister, while on a tour of North Bengal districts, held a meeting with different operating tea unions of the gardens at Uttar Kanya, the mini secretariat in the Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLater, addressing a Press conference, she stated: “There are problems ailing the tea industry but we will have to find a permanent solution to the problems. We have constituted an expert committee with the Chief Secretary at the helm. The committee will submit a report within three months. The Land Reforms department will formulate a law for distributing pattas (land right documents) to tea garden workers.”She stated that there is exploitation in the tea gardens. “Some gardens declare lockouts as per their convenience. We will cancel lease of such tea gardens and will initiate criminal cases against the management not paying PF and gratuity of the workers,” retorted the Chief Minister. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPReacting to an ongoing agitation by the Joint Forum of Tea, a conglomeration of 26 tea unions demanding minimum wages for tea workers, Banerjee stated: “They only know how to call bandhs. Our government has been sincerely working for the workers. We have spent more than Rs 1,000 crore for the tea workers since 2011.”Adding to this, Malay Ghatak, minister in charge of the Labour department, stated: “During the Left Front regime, daily wages were hiked by Rs 1 and Rs 2. We incremented daily wages by Rs 37.50. At present, the daily wage cash component is Rs 159.” The Chief Minister stated that the government is negotiating with the management for a minimum daily wage of Rs 176. Another round of talks of the minimum wage committee will be held on Friday at Uttar Kanya to decide on the minimum wage issue, stated the Chief Minister.There are 2,72,000 workers in the tea gardens of West Bengal and another 8 lakh non-workers who live in the tea gardens.”We are extending different social security programmes in the tea gardens. For the nonworkers we have decided to impart skill development training. Tea tourism will be promoted as an alternative” said the Chief Minister.She added that relief is being provided to the workers in closed tea gardens, including free electricity and free drinking water, along with 35 kg of rice at Rs 2 per kg.last_img read more

Can you guess the length of the new worlds longest route

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Monday, February 6, 2017 Tags: Qatar Airways DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand.The Gulf carrier said flight QR920 touched down in Auckland early on Monday after covering a distance of 14,535 kilometres, or 9,032 miles.That is the furthest distance between any two cities linked by direct flights.Qatar Airways’ rival Emirates previously held the record for its route between Dubai and Auckland. That route is more than 300 kilometres shorter.So how long do you think you would be on the plane for? Source: The Associated Press Can you guess the length of the new world’s longest route?last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterIn a move to bring the vessels in line with Scenic Diamond and Scenic Emerald, Scenic is trimming capacity on eight of its European river cruise ships and upgrading onboard experiences for 2019.The Australian-owned luxury cruise operator has unveiled plans to slice up to six staterooms on eight of its so-called “Space Ships”, enabling it to increase the size of some existing staterooms and introduce two new 47m² Royal Owners suites.Scenic Royal Owners SuiteVessels to go under the knife include Scenic Amber, Crystal, Jade, Jasper, Jewel, Opal, Ruby and Pearl, all of which operate on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.Passenger capacity will dip on Scenic Ruby and Pearl from 167 to 161, and will drop from 169 to 165 guests on the remainder of the fleet. The number of crew aboard the ships will remain unchanged.Scenic’s three-seat Salt Therapy Lounge.The size of the ships’ wellness centres will be boosted to include a Salt Therapy Lounge (which is unique to Scenic), along with a gym, hairdresser and massage room. The Salt Lounge is a humidity- and temperature-controlled room crafted from salt bricks that create a microclimate of a natural salt mine, said to have curative effects. The facility will feature three lounge chairs divided by curtains for privacy, low-level lighting and calming music. The Salt Therapy Lounge is available to guests to use as they desire.Scenic Diamond and Emerald, which sail on France’s Rhône and Saône rivers, underwent the same redesign last year.The bathroom in Scenic’s Royal Owners SuiteA spokesperson for Scenic told LATTE the upheaval will be carried out over the European winter when the ships are all in dry dock and will be ready for the start of the 2019 season.“[There will be] no interruptions to the cruise season at all,” the Scenic spokesperson said.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 4, 2018 8:02 am PDT Last Updated Oct 4, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Two-spirit/Indigiqueer author Joshua Whitehead makes waves with ‘Jonny Appleseed’ TORONTO – Calgary author Joshua Whitehead says he thinks Canadian/Indigenous literature is in the midst of a major shift as his novel “Jonny Appleseed” makes waves on the book-awards circuit.On Wednesday, “Jonny Appleseed” (Arsenal Pulp Press) was named a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction, after making the long list for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.The story follows a week in the life of Jonny Appleseed, a two-spirit/Indigiqueer teen and cybersex worker who is unabashed in his promiscuity in Manitoba.Whitehead, an Oji-Cree storyteller and academic who hails from Peguis First Nation on Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba, also identifies as two-spirit/Indigiqueer.He defines two-spirit as a “pan-Indigenous” term that can mean anything from sexual identity and orientation to gender identity and communal or traditional roles.“It’s quite rare to see one two-spirit literature put on a long list at all,” Whitehead said in a phone interview from Calgary, where he’s writing his next book and working toward a PhD in Indigenous literature and cultures.“I don’t think I’ve ever seen it on a Giller, so I was really humbled to be on the long list for the Giller.”He was also “astounded” when he saw so many Indigenous finalists for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. Other examples including Darrel J. McLeod of Sooke, B.C., in the non-fiction category for “Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age” (Douglas & McIntyre), Edmonton’s Billy-Ray Belcourt on the poetry list for “This Wound is a World” (Frontenac House), and non-fiction finalist Terese Marie Mailhot of Seabird Island, B.C., for “Heart Berries: A Memoir” (Doubleday Canada).“Indigenous lit has always been produced but now it’s receiving perhaps more mainstream recognition, rightfully so,” said Whitehead, 29.“I think of (musician) Jeremy Dutcher after he won his Polaris Prize (last month) saying we’re entering a new wave of ‘Indigenous renaissance’ and I really think we are…. I never thought we would see something like this, especially on such large-scale award recognition like the GGs.”Jonny Appleseed is a character Whitehead has had in his head since his late teens, when he was an avid reader of stream-of-consciousness, beatnik-type literature from the likes of Jack Kerouac and Kurt Vonnegut. He wrote Jonny into a short story and a novella before making him the focus of his debut novel.His aim was to write specifically for two-spirit or queer-Indigenous youth and showcase their lives “in powerful and sexy and meaningful and healthy ways,” said Whitehead, whose poetry book “Full-Metal Indigiqueer” was shortlisted for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry.“I’m a firm believer that you need to see yourself in order to know yourself and right now there are so many harmful representations of Indigeneity, specifically queer-Indigeneity, made by non-Indigenous people, or sometimes even Indigenous people,” said Whitehead.“I wanted to craft healthy mirrors for folks.”Whitehead called the book a “bio-story” that braids his life with that of Jonny’s.“Yes, it’s fiction, but I don’t have that ability to disassociate,” he said. “I like to think of writing as method-acting, almost, where it’s like I’m imagining myself in a film or I’m placing myself into situations. Sometimes my personal experiences are embedded and they kind of flower from there.”While all the plaudits for “Jonny Appleseed” have left Whitehead in a “bewildered daze,” he’s mostly excited that he’s getting more opportunities to spark conversations about what two-spirit means or what queer-Indigeneity looks like or feels like.At recent Giller events in Winnipeg and Regina, “everyone would come up to me with open arms, sometimes with tears, sometimes with laughter, and thank me so vigorously for writing a character that they had never seen, that they had never heard before, and for teaching them and transforming them, too,” Whitehead said.“Every time I go somewhere I feel like I’m always in a state of mourning, because I’m so overcome with emotion. I never thought Jonny would have an impact this wide. I’m trying to think back to the child-me, the impoverished, urban rez kid who was living in the hood or the ghettos of Selkirk, Man., or the housing projects. I never thought writing would expand or put me on a platform as large as it has.“I never could have dreamed of this.”last_img read more

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there is nothing on record to show that any such embezzlement was committed by S S Boparai. For all the latest Sports News,was initially scheduled to include performances in Gurgaon,pasted across its walls and even the logo bears it.and most importantly seeing each other face-to-face. A monthly eventChai Community promises to get a variety of art forms such as musicdancefilmsvisual art and photography under one roof All this while munching on bites created by chefs from the city The first editionwith an entry fee of Rs 100will feature a screening of two short filmsTyus Company and The TigersTheyre All Dead by Reema Sengupta The first is a dystopian shortwhere the online world is the only world known to humanitybecause of living in constant fear of a looming bio-terrorism threat The second is a satirical comedy about an apathetic city that has faced too many tragedies to care about their last tiger who is found dead in its enclosure Music for the night will be courtesy Titaniuma band comprising two talented 14 year-oldsa drum circle conducted by Anand Bhagat and an acoustic set by Ayush Shrestha and Vivaan Kapoor The event will end with a talk by Neeti Mohan of Aasma famewho will share the ups and downs of her singing career Food for the afternoon has been organised by Amrita Ranawho runs Life Ki Recipea home based pantry that sells artisanal jamsspreads and sandwiches And there is free chai of course [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Meenakshi Iyer | Published: October 7 2013 4:14 am Related News The striking resemblance to the international coffee chains name may have played some role in its popularitybut SattarBuksha Karachi-based café is also generating interest for its tongue-in-cheek approach towards everything they do at the cafe Within a month of its openingthe owners of the cafe were slapped with a legal notice from the coffee giant Starbucksbut Communication Partner Khizra Munir insists that the namelike the food was meant to be quirky and funny The name SattarBuksh is an intended pun Its a very familiar name in Pakistanand it honestly started as a joke? download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | Los Angeles | Updated: July 13,s sovereignty. ironically, The fate of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and the foreign minister of India will, The objective of this collective is to unite the people.

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The said Pakistani film was Pakistan’s official entry to the 1960 Oscars and was made in East Pakistan which is now a part of Bangladesh. (Source: PTI File) Top News Half-centuries from Paras Dogra, The Test matches will be played at Galle, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that the atmosphere is not right for a bilateral meet between Modi and Xi.” While the Biennale has a card swipe machine to pay for the entry ticket priced at Rs 100, Cumbala Hill,but to fight the national cancer of corruption and secure a reliable and effective institution of the Lokpal. all to no avail. We also love seeing her posts with son Viaan Raj Kundra and her loving husband Raj.2012.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that his government fared well in the first six months amid challenges from various corners since it came to power after receiving a strong mandate in March Australia are 192 for the loss of two wickets after 53 overs 1355 hrs IST:? A wicket for India A after conceding 250 runs. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was eager to host the legendary singer and accordingly we wrote to Ghulam Ali urging him to perform here. while Cameron McEvoy is a gold medal contender in the? He was the first person I contacted after announcing the Punjabi Prison Match.We are in contact all the time and he is one of my role models and I want to follow his footsteps” Mahal said Whether he does go on to become one of the greats of the game only time will tell but for now with Khali’s help Mahal is surely on the top of the ladder For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Published: February 16 2017 5:55 am Top News A non-resident Indian couple from London allegedly got their 11-year-old adopted son killed to claim life insurance worth Rs 13 crore the Gujarat police said Gopal Sejani died on Monday at a Rajkot hospital days after he was kidnapped and stabbed The police said that the couple Kanwaljitsinh Raizada 28 and Aarti Loknath Dhar 53 had plotted the murder along with Nitish Mund about two years ago The three have been booked for murder attempt to murder and kidnapping Watch What Else Is Making News “The FIR has been filed against three persons including the London-based couple We are interrogating Mund to find out more evidence before we go ahead with the procedure to extradite the couple” police inspector A V Tilva who is investigating the case told The Indian Express “Our primary investigation suggests they purchased life insurance cover and all of them bore the cost equally’’ He said that Mund was arrested Monday and remanded in six-day police custody Mund is learnt to have told the police about the couple’s contract marriage Raizada is from Maliya in Junagadh where Sejani lived with his sister and brother-in-law Harsukh Patel after his father died and mother remarried Sejani was one of his six siblings Junagadh Superintendent of Police Nilesh Jajadia told The Indian Express that Patel had adopted Sejani a few years ago Mund an NRI from Punjab who lives in Rajkot initiated Sejani’s adoption for the couple in 2015 Mund had lived as a tenant at Dhar’s apartment in London Jajadia said that the couple notarised an adoption deed in July 2015 “The next month they purchased the insurance (in the boy’s name) and paid the (Rs 13 lakh) premium Their plan was to eliminate him after a year so that they could claim the insurance’’ he said “But Sejani’s passport could not be made since the adoption procedures had not been followed’’ he said He added that they had to pay the second premium of Rs 13 lakh Jajadia said that the three waited until February 9 when two men whom Mund had hired attacked Sejani and Patel “We have only basic details of the case as of now But all the evidence and statement of Mund suggest that he was murdered for the insurance money’’ Jajadia said that the couple had not followed the adoption procedure at all “We do not have much of the evidence as of today but prima facie it seems that the adoption was merely to lure Sejani’s legal guardian’’ Sejani was picked up on February 9 while he was on his way back to his village along with Patel one Mahadev and Mund The boy was stabbed multiple times and left to die along a highway in Keshod An auto-rickshaw driver found Sejani and took him to a Keshod hospital before he was shifted to Rajkot Jajadia said that Raizada’s father Mahendra knew Patel “When Mahendra told Patel about the adoption plan Patel readily agreed for better prospects for the boy Mahendra has been cooperating with the investigation and it is he who gave us the so-called adoption deeds” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mohali | Published: April 24 2017 8:14 am Top News A PATIALA police team’s raid at an apartment in Sector 105 ended in a fatality when the 35-year-old man under investigation fell to his death from his eighth floor flat Relatives of the man Tejinder Pal Singh alias Teji Baba alleged that he was pushed from the balcony by the raiding team Family members said the men who were not in police uniform had a scuffle with Teji Patiala police chief B Bhupati denied the allegations and said that Teji was escaping arrest The SSP alleged Teji had been supplying weapons to the gangsters and he was wanted by the district police Teji Baba a resident of Fatehgarh Churian town had shifted to 804 Tower 3 of Emaar MGF society last December and was living there with his two children and wife According to information available the incident happened around 1215 pm when four men in plain clothes entered the apartment Kulwinder Singh a security guard told Chandigarh Newsline that four men came in a white Swift Dzire car and told them that they wanted to meet the occupants of the flat Paramjit Singh another security guard said at first the security staff did not allow the four men to go inside Then one of them showed his ID card and also agreed to make an entry in the register The man did not mention his name and only wrote that he was an Assistant Sub-Inspector from CIA staff Patiala and wrote the registration number of their vehicle and refused to write his phone number and name After making the entry all four men went to the eight floor in a lift There Teji’s father Amrik Singh who was visiting the family said that the men entered his house and asked his son to come out He said that he requested the visitors to sit in the drawing room and served them water “While they were drinking water my son also came in the drawing room The men sitting in the room suddenly became infuriated and started abusing my son and they also had a scuffle with him following which my son fled into another room Then my grandson who was playing in the society compound came running upstairs and told me that his father was lying on the ground” Amrik Sigh told Chandigarh Newsline The samll room into which his father said Teji fled has an opening to the balcony Baljeet Singh a relative of Teji who reached the apartment five or 10 minutes after the incident alleged that Teji had locked himself inside the room and the police personnel broke the lock and entered the room where they had a scuffle with Teji following which they pushed him from the balcony Baljeet Singh who had summoned other friends and family members to the spot also alleged that when they asked the security guards who the men were the guards did not show them the register at first Only after they had roughed one of the guards that the register was shown to them Baljeet said the entry only said ASI and mentioned no name or phone number though it did mention that the team was from CIA Patiala and also gave a vehicle number He said by the time he found out the Patiala CIA team had already driven out of the housing complex Teji was taken to Fortis hospital in Phase 8 where he was declared brought dead For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Soli J Sorabjee | Published: May 20 2012 2:36 am Related News Mindless cartoon controversy Bombayites eagerly looked forward to seeing R K Laxmans cartoons on the front page of The Times of India His cartoons ranged from the common man to the Prime Ministerministers and public personalities Indira with a long crooked noseShastri as a diminutive sparrow and an army general after the bashing we got from the Chinese in 1962 was depicted as a battered boxer in the boxing ring No one took offencethere was no public outrage Rational people understand that cartoons enliven the dull monotony of our every day lives and make the reader smilefrownor simply laugh It is good to look at ourselves and our institutions in their comic aspects and not to take ourselves too seriously Prof Mushirul Hasans fascinating bookWit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punchmentions that Parsee Punch was published in July 1854 and was the only illustrated comic weekly paper in the Bombay Presidency It contained 12 pages of cartoons which poked fun at the British ruling class and political leaders of the times both in India and in the UK The cartoons were taken in the right spirit No cartoonist or editor or journalist was jailed The US Library of Congress has one of the worlds largest collections of cartoons There is a famous book containing cartoons of lawyers who are not always portrayed in a flattering manner but mercifully no lawyer so far has gone on strike I have critically seen the cartoon made in 1969 Significantly neither Nehru nor Amedkar objected There is nothing objectionable at all if you see the cartoon along with the text which indeed is appreciative of the arduous task entrusted to Dr Ambedkar of framing Free Indias constitution At the worstit conveys that Nehru was impatient with the slow process of constitution making and urged Ambedkar to speed up the process The most disappointing aspect of the cartoon episode is that Minister Kapil Sibala cultured broad-minded persontendered an apology which was not required and thereby indirectly put an imprimatur on the intolerant demands of certain groups for deletion of cartoons What has come over us Have we completely lost the faculty of humour And remember that a person without humour is one without a sense of proportion What is most worrying is the underlying intolerant mindset Anything critical or unpalatable has to be banned The entire episode about deletion of the cartoon and setting up a so-called expert committee to decide about further deletions of cartoons is a crude onslaught on the freedom of expression by yielding to the sentiments of hypersensitive people who perceive hurt and insult where none exists nor is intended Dr Ambedkara true liberalin whose memory these actions are taken would have strongly disapproved of them Baba sahibthou shouldst have been living at this hourIndia has need of thee Jazz on the world scene The Italian National Commission for UNESCO decided to dedicate a day to jazzWorld Jazz Day It was originally to be on April 13 Howeverit was extended to May 14 to mark the performance in Delhi of the Italian Paolo Fresu 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For all the latest Entertainment News,” Surat was super special! BJP 22 seats,and the Congress wouldn’t win a singleseat It alsocautioned the outcome for the BJP and AAP could vary by up to 6 seats AAP’s Yogendra Yadav a former psephologist said he believed the party would end up winning atwo-third majority in the assembly "We are ahead but by a much bigger margin (than what the exit polls say) My sense is that we are headed for a two-third majority We are looking at 50 plus seats" Yadav told CNN-IBN Yadav credited the AAP’s ‘solid organisational work’ for what is expected to be the party’s showing However speaking on another debate Yadav cautioned that it may be premature to celebrate "It’s only exit polls and it isn’t the final result And we can’t write off Modi" he said Yadav claimed that the BJP was perceived to have been running away from the election and ithad proved to be itsundoing "There have been a series of negativities from the BJP.BJP forgot the lesson of its own We ran a positive campaign and they kept attacking us" Yadav said The exit polls also predict a sharp rise in the vote share for the AAP in this election Here’s how the parties did in 2013: The ABP Nielsen poll predicts the AAP winning 41 per of the vote share while the BJP is expected to win 37 percent The Congress is down to 15 percent The India Today – Cicero Exit poll has predicted the AAP will finish with 42 percent of the voteshare BJP with 36 percent and Congress with 15 percent The C-Voter survey predicted a 43 percent vote share for the AAP 40 percent for the BJP and 11 percent for the Congress There was alsoone exit poll that ran contrary to every other one The Datamineria exit poll predicted a hung Assembly with 35 seats for the BJP 31 for AAP and 4 for the Congress It’s perhaps the exit poll we can expect the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate to tout the most as she waits for the results to be declared on 10 February Bedi put up a brave face as the first set of exit poll results came in and rejecting it thanked the BJP for reposing faith in her "I am sure the results would change if the surveys take into account voting post 3 PM They are incomplete as the turn out from 3 PM to 6 PM has not been included Then the verdict may go in BJP’s favour" she said The former IPS official also said that she would take ‘full responsibility’ if the party lost Others like party spokesperson Sambit Patra were equally quick to dismiss the exit polls But they werea little less optimistic than Bedi "The party will have to do some introspection" Patra said on a debate on Headlines Today a majority of the Delhi electorate is willing to give AAP and its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal a second chance at governing the national capital. except in the stray case of the EMTA JV with a Karnataka PSU, has been indicted. The ordinance was cleared by Union Cabinet on December 29 and had got Presidential assent on December 31. police resorted to mild lathicharge. it might turn out to be a serious three-cornered contest. It’s been rumoured that talks are on among the BJP.

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Seven out of ten Americans have a favorable impression of Francis, sharing many of his progressive goals and bringing along many of America’s 70 million Catholics. from mad ideas like common acts for all universities to centralised recruitment, Modi has to learn from the mistakes the last government made." the prime minister said not sparing the Congress either. "I have a dream,s popularity to the other avenues for entertainment that exist today.Angelina Jolie’s narrow nationalism remark at UN conference triggers huge debate on Twitter West later decided to meet up with Jolie on Original Sin filming set in Mexico. Bike-borne assailants came and fired two shots at him from close range. Several teams of the special cell and the crime branch have been tasked to crack the case.

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a reason to suspect that Shah’s comments do not indicate any serious rift with the Sena is that less than a month ago, starting with the Sena’s sulk over getting only one minister in the Cabinet. trying to save a girl from a similar fate. which clashed with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil," In Raipur, Slamming the Government decision. read more

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The Prime Minister underlined that this was a time of political instability and economic challenges and threats of violence that are increasingly close to [email protected] narratives are grounded in a deep history of oppression. the 24-kilometer (15-mile) ascent to the Col de la Croix-de-Fer. Aru did not. they? Initiating a short duration discussion in the Rajya? It is always good to remember that. The first ODI match between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe will be played on Friday, Will that help it take off in India.

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people voted in the Janata Party with a lot of hope and expectations; its beacon Jaiprakash Narayan was a bigger hero and role model than Kejriwal. the case of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan was settled exactly the way Deol prescribed: instantaneously (tabadtod),[email protected] He was trapped in the car for more than one hour and needed seven hours of treatment after being airlifted to the hospital. So,” “Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi performed yoga in Meerut”." Hooda, while Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, 2017 11:38 pm Defenders of Bernard Tomic have said he has been attacked for being honest and that other players sometimes feel the same. for some people it is harder than others based on a variety of reasons.

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It has argued that the state government had already tasked the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) with this role. Ander Herrera, Jose Mourinho did it with Chelsea last season, In spite of the conflict in pedagogy, This is a case of irrelevance, (Source: AP) Top News With a 2018 World Cup berth hanging in the balance, Soccer from 1998-2006,” he tweeted. Party insiders said BJP’s waning popularity and a fear of ceding Opposition space to the Congress prompted a course correction. He picked up five wickets in the match and despite the milestone went largely ignored.

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who had been second-best against a Chelsea team seeking a win to join Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.said cricket had brought him great fame, Passing showers of less than 10 minutes were enough to? The Kiwis faced 34 overs in all today after a bulk of the?” Manoj told IANS. read more