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Whitey Bulger’s family filing wrongful death suit against DOJ

first_imgMivPiv/iStock(NEW YORK) — The family of James “Whitey” Bulger signaled its intent Friday to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Justice Department, nearly a year after the Boston gangster was beaten to death in federal prison.Bulger, who was 89 when he died last October, had been moved into the general population of the federal penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia, where he was attacked within hours. “We believe that James Bulger was deliberately placed in harm’s way,” the family said in a statement provided to ABC News by their attorney Hank Brennan. “There is simply no other explanation for the transfer of someone in his condition and inmate status to be placed in the general population of one of the country’s most violent federal penitentiaries.”According to Bulger’s family, he had anticipated being moved from U.S. Penitentiary Coleman in Florida to a medical facility better equipped to manage his failing health. “Instead, he was transported to USP Hazelton, where he was murdered within hours of arrival,” the family’s statement said.The Bureau of Prisons declined to comment, citing pending litigation. The FBI has been investigating Bulger’s death, but has yet to bring any charges. The family said its notice of claim is meant to get answers.The lawsuit is seeking $200,000 in damages, but the family noted that they expect no financial benefit since any award to Bulger’s estate is subject to forfeiture orders.Bulger, an FBI informant, had been serving a life sentence for crimes committed while head of the Winter Hill gang.He had been linked to 11 murders. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspects in plot against MI governor also discussed kidnapping VA Gov. Northam

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN and LUKE BARR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer allegedly discussed taking similar action against Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam over his COVID-19 restrictions.The men — Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta — appeared in court on Tuesday as prosecutors outlined why they should be locked up pending trial. They were charged with attempting to take Whitmer and others hostage at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, last week.A spokesperson for Gov. Northam said the FBI had previously notified his security team about the plot.“The FBI alerted key members of the Governor’s security team throughout the course of their investigation. Per security protocols for highly-classified information, neither the Governor nor other members of his staff were informed,” the spokesperson said. “At no time was the Governor or his family in imminent danger. Enhanced security measures have been in place for Governor Northam and his family for quite some time, and they will remain.”The suspects are allegedly part of a larger group of self-proclaimed militia members from around the country who met online earlier this year to discuss plots against elected officials. The plan to go after Northam allegedly came up during a July 18 meeting in Dublin, Ohio.During questioning by federal prosecutors, FBI Special Agent Richard Trask detailed specifically how seriously the men were about carrying out the plot. They also played videos and showed photos of the men during what the FBI describes as training for a possible event.Trask detailed the plot to allegedly surveil the governor’s home, which included timing the response from law enforcement to her house and blowing up a bridge that connected law enforcement to her residence.Prosecutors also went into specific detail about the code names that were allegedly used by the six men, and how they enlisted the help of the Wolverine Watchmen — another group that was brought up on state charges — to allegedly carry out the planned attack.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Girl testifies she felt disrespected when playing football

first_imgSeptember 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Girl testifies she felt disrespected when playing football Tags: Girls Football/Laura Goetz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teenager who was the only girl on her school’s football team says she often faced discriminatory treatment by her coach and teammates.Sixteen-year-old Laura Goetz says she felt excluded and degraded during the two years she played football at West Jordan High School.She testified Tuesday as part of a lawsuit that aims to give girls the chance to play football on female-only high school teams.Goetz says she was forced to change in the boys’ locker room at away games. She said one coach also insisted on calling her “princess.” Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Revolutionary moments

first_imgIs 2011 going to be the year of radical activism? It is when it comes to bread. Students of industrial loaf-making might not torch their bread plants this year, but the arrival of the first major breakthrough in dough processing for many years will at least cause people to sit up and take notice.It’s called the Radical Bread Process and comes from the same organisation that spawned the Chorleywood Bread Process (CBP) Campden BRI, formerly Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association. The merits of CBP divide opinion as much as Marmite. But what nobody disputes is that it revolutionised breadmaking when it emerged in 1961, to eventually become the dominant method of breadmaking in the UK.Energy inputIn essence, CBP is a no-time dough process that is controlled by the energy input to the dough. The process employs mechanical dough development, which uses high-shear mixing to achieve physical changes in the dough that are traditionally brought about over extended time periods by fermentation. It uses a small amount of added fat and an oxidising agent, usually ascorbic acid.Following mixing, the dough is relaxed and the sheeted and rolled dough is then cut into four pieces, which are turned through 90 degrees when placed in the pan. The result is a fine structure, familiar to anyone who has bought a loaf of wrapped bread.Following demand in the industry for a new process that uses less energy-demanding mixing, more tolerance to raw materials’ variability and reduced product quality variation, the Radical Bread Process was developed and patents have been filed. The major change is the use of lamination currently largely used in pastry-making. This creates layers of dough. The other change is cutting, so the layers align in one direction. The bread loaf obtained by baking this dough exhibits a unique cellular structure.Most gas cells in the developed dough are disk-shaped (oblate) ellipsoids. Dough pieces are placed together in a pan, each piece being oriented in such a way that the polar axis of the ellipsoid gas cells coincides with the length dimension of the pan. During the subsequent leavening, the gas cells become elongated in a vertical direction.In simpler terms, this structure was found to increase the bread crumb’s resistance against tear during spreading. Slices of the loaves are also said to have a very bright appearance, ideal for white bread. What’s more, these loaves have a very regular shape, which should instantly appeal to those industrial producers of sandwich bread.Awaiting trialThe system is not yet on the market and is awaiting a major machinery supplier to run with it. With CBP so well established and the high cost and risks involved in adopting a commercially untried system, at a time when input costs in the industry are especially high, its success will rest on its reception within the industry. Q&A with Gary Tucker, head of baking and cereal processing at Campden BRI Given that this would involve a big investment in machinery for a plant bakery, what would you say is the overriding benefit? “The big benefit is bread quality. This is mostly an improved crumb structure because of around 10% more cells, aligned more in one direction than the swirls of a CBP loaf and, hence, a whiter appearance. Also, the crust sides are straighter because of the cell directional effect, which makes this ideal for sandwiches. Whether this is enough of a draw for bakers to invest is difficult to determine. Money is tight in the food industry, so this would need one of the equipment companies to take the lead, but with the collaboration of some bakers. It may be that Campden BRI can encourage this to happen through funding schemes such as the Technology Strategy Board.How does the mixing stage work?”The ingredients are first hydrated in a standard mixer, which could be Tweedy, spiral or bar mixer. This is just enough to form a dough that can be moved onto the lamination surface. The dough will be under-developed.”How long does each step in the process take?”First mix is about 30 seconds to one minute. Laminations can take 5-10 minutes, depending on how many laminations are required to develop the dough to its optimum condition. A very short relaxation or first proof stage is needed, but this can only be two to three minutes instead of the five to seven minutes usually needed with the CBP. The remaining stages of moulding, final proof and baking are the same as with other bread processes.”Is the total process quicker or slower than CBP?”It takes about the same time, although I suspect that, when scaled up, it will be a bit longer than CBP.”Will this new process change the way people use processing aids such as ascorbic acid or enzymes?”One of the benefits of developing dough with lamination is that the use of minor ingredients will be different. We have not done much work on this area, but we expect the Radical Bread Process to require a different set of improvers, and possibly fewer of them. For example, ascorbic acid will be less important because the dough does not need to be oxidised so quickly as with the CBP.”Would this process require any changes in ingredients or recipe formulation?”Yes, there is much scope for ingredient and process optimisation. There may even be the potential for lower-quality flours to be used for breadmaking, but this still needs to be determined.”When you say potential for lower quality flours, are you talking about protein levels? “Yes, and more specifically the proteins that form gluten when hydrated.”Are there any potential energy reductions?”The mixing stage of CBP is energy intensive, and a lower energy first mix, followed by more gentle lamination, will result in less energy being used. We cannot quantify this on a like-for-like basis, because we have not done the work. However, initial energy monitoring suggests the Radical process will use less than with CBP. I should point out that baking and cooling both consume more energy than mixing, but any savings must be worthwhile.”Do you believe this will ultimately replace CBP?”It’s unlikely to replace CBP, because of the success CBP has achieved. However, for the high-quality bread market there could be a place for this.” The Radical Bread Process in a nutshell l Ingredients are combined into an underdeveloped doughl Dough is subjected to deformation shear by using laminationl The developed dough is cut into piecesl Dough pieces are positioned in a pan so the laminations lie in one directionl Proving, baking and cooling is the same as for pan bread.last_img read more

Press release: 100 miles of extra lanes coming to North West motorways

first_img Smart motorways have been proven to be effective at tackling congestion, with the smart motorway on the M62 in West Yorkshire saving commuters an average of 30 minutes each week. We’ll be starting work on four new smart motorways in the North West over the next 18 months and will do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum, including only closing parts of the motorway overnight when traffic levels are much lower. The North West’s new smart motorway routes will provide over 100 miles of extra lanes benefiting the hundreds of thousands of drivers who use our motorways every day for commuting, business and leisure. Drivers can find out more about the work being carried out to complete the Manchester smart motorway upgrade in a new video:Manchester smart motorway nears completionSmart motorways use the latest technology to monitor traffic levels so that variable speed limits can be automatically set on overhead electronic signs to keep traffic moving at a steady speed.The hard shoulders on each new smart motorway route will be converted into permanent extra lanes and new emergency areas will be created for drivers to use if they break down.New CCTV cameras will also provide 100% coverage of the routes and Highways England will be able to display red Xs on overhead signs to close any lane, allowing its traffic officers and the emergency services to get through.Construction work will begin on a 3-mile stretch of the M62 near junction 12 this summer. Temporary narrow lanes will be introduced to allow contractors to work at the side of the motorway, and a 50mph speed limit will be needed for the safety of drivers and workers.The roadworks will be gradually extended to junction 10 by the autumn and the smart motorway scheme is due to be completed by spring 2020.Variable speed limits will also be introduced between junctions 10 and 18 on the M60 later this summer when the remaining section of the North West’s first smart motorway goes live. The speed limit will remain at 50mph until then while the new technology is being fine-tuned.Overnight resurfacing work will continue into the autumn on parts of the M60 once the smart motorway is operational. This work will take place at night so that the route can remain fully open with no impact on drivers during the day.Other schemes taking place in the North West include a 20-mile-stretch of smart motorway on the M6 in Cheshire where construction work is due to be completed by spring 2019, providing 40 miles of extra lanes for drivers.Work will start in spring 2019 on a 4-mile smart motorway on the M56 near Manchester Airport, and on a 10-mile stretch of smart motorway on the part of the M6 which links the M62 near Warrington to the M58 near Skelmersdale.Finally, a new 19-mile smart motorway will be created over the Pennines on the M62 between Rochdale and Brighouse. The route will link up with other schemes on the M62 to create almost 60 miles of smart motorway between the North West and Yorkshire, with construction work due to start in autumn 2019.Find out more details about driving on a smart motorway.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Four new smart motorway schemes, worth around £500 million, are due to start construction work within the next 18 months.Contractors for Highways England will begin work on the first one later this summer – on a 9 mile stretch of the M62 which links the M6 near Warrington to the M60 near Eccles.Drivers have already been able to use over 10 miles of extra lanes on the M62 near Rochdale since December last year, and a stretch of smart motorway has also been completed on the M60 near the Trafford Centre.The final temporary narrow lanes were removed earlier this week on the Manchester smart motorway scheme, and more than 200 electronic signs are due to be switched on later this month on a 9 mile stretch of the M60 between Trafford Park and the M62/M66 interchange at Simister Island.Mike Bull, Highways England’s smart motorways programme manager for the North, said:last_img read more

Statutory guidance: The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the NHS Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) (No 2) Directions 2020

first_imgThese directions replace those published on 20 April and set out the exercise of functions for NHSE England to support the provision of services by the NHS to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.The power will last until 31 March 2021.last_img

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters honored by McDonald’s

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR) was chosen from among hundreds of submissions from around the world to be included in the McDonald’s 2010 Global Best of Sustainable Supply. The Best of Sustainable Supply recognizes best practices of companies that demonstrate leadership and innovation in sustainable supply. McDonald’s first introduced Newman’s Own Organics coffee roasted by Green Mountain Coffee, part of GMCR’s family of brands, to its restaurants in New England and Albany, NY in October 2005.“This recognition affirms the importance of our efforts to seek sustainable solutions to poverty and hunger in communities around the world that supply us with coffee”GMCR was selected for its efforts to fight poverty and hunger in its coffee supply chain. In 2007, GMCR commissioned the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to conduct one-on-one surveys with small-scale coffee farmers in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua. The survey showed that more than 67 percent of the interviewees could not maintain their normal diet from 3 to 8 months of the year. These months, known as “los meses flacos,” or “the thin months,” occur after the coffee harvest, when farmers’ earnings have been depleted and the price of food staples rises.Under the leadership of Rick Peyser, Director of Social Advocacy and Coffee Community Outreach, GMCR initiated support of projects with the goal of eliminating “los meses flacos” by helping families diversify their production and income. A coalition of nonprofit organizations and Fair Trade coffee cooperatives including Save the Children, Heifer International, Catholic Relief Services, Café Femenino, Community Agroecology Network (CAN), Pueblo a Pueblo, CECOCAFEN, and CESMACH have created a web of projects across multiple regions. Since 2007, GMCR has funded 14 projects in 10 countries, which are starting to help more than 18,000 families (over 96,000 people) develop the capacity to overcome months of food insecurity in a sustainable manner.“This recognition affirms the importance of our efforts to seek sustainable solutions to poverty and hunger in communities around the world that supply us with coffee,” said Peyser. “We believe there is a direct link between the quality of coffee we purchase and the quality of life in the farming communities that grow this coffee. As such, we are focused on supporting projects that improve the quality of life. Reducing food insecurity improves health, enhances children’s ability to learn, and provides families with new opportunities to begin lifting themselves out of poverty. When farmers and their families are unable to maintain their normal diet, they are generally not able to invest in their coffee, so this work will also help improve the quality of coffee in the cup.”The 2010 Best of Sustainable Supply was recently announced during McDonald’s 2010 Worldwide Convention and is featured on its Corporate Social Responsibilityweb site.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea, and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman’s Own® Organics coffee, Tully’s Coffee®, and Timothy’s World Coffee®. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters and brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee and Timothy’s. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. GMCR encourages investors to consult this section of its web site regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to GMCR’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–4.27.2010last_img read more

How to outsmart ransomware

first_imgHave $175? Then it doesn’t matter if you utterly lack technical skills, you can become a cybercriminal. That’s because a malware strain called Karmen – potent ransomware – has been on sale on the dark web for $175.  That’s how bad this has gotten and it very well may cost your credit union money.In mid-May a ransomware attack infected thousands of organization in 70+ countries.  It all happened in the space of a few days. Some 200,000 are said to have been victimized.  Ransomware now is just about the fastest spreading malware out there.  The tools that spread it are slick and, as Karmen shows, they are also cheap.Little to no technical skill is needed to unleash ransomware via phishing emails on an unwary public and, increasingly, the targets of choice are businesses – especially American businesses – and that’s because businesses often are willing to pay up to rid themselves of malware. Symantec, in fact says the average ransomware payout in 2016 was $1077, up from $294 in 2015.Symantec also said that the payout rate in the US reached 64%, compared to 34% globally.  That means about two in three US victims pay up.Data from NTT Security also said that the US is by far the most common victim of ransomware.  The news gets worse.  Symantec said ransomware attacks were up 36% year over year.  Probably there will be still more this year.Ransomware is bad. There are various flavors but a common format is that the criminal mass mails out links that, when clicked on, download apps that lock files, preventing the user’s access. The files could be just about anything, from email to the entire computer.Know this: There are steps you need to take to protect yourself against being a ransomware victim. A key secret: the best self-defense is assuming you will be a victim and preparing accordingly. How? Read on.Also know: credit unions have already fallen victim to ransomware. How many? Nobody knows. Victims – especially ones likely to feel exceptional embarrassment and that includes financial institutions – do not advertise that they fell into a trap.  But credit union security experts talk of “at least several dozen” credit unions that have fallen victim to ransomware, paid ransoms, and sometimes regained access to their data.Small and medium sized credit unions are believed to be especially vulnerable because – unlike the mega credit unions – they typically lack sophisticated malware detection tools that stop malware from penetrating the organization.Probably more credit unions will fall victim. That’s because savvy criminals now are doubling down on attacks on businesses. Said Symantec: “a small number of groups have begun to specifically target businesses with ransomware attacks designed to infect multiple computers on a single network and encrypt valuable data.”Won’t a small payment result in the files being unlocked – so maybe this isn’t such a big deal? Not necessarily. Cyber crooks are crooks and that means they may not always live up to their word. Just because a ransom is paid does not mean full access to data is restored.  Said Symantec: “Paying the ransom doesn’t guarantee decryption of the victim’s files. According to the Norton Cyber Security Insight team, only 47 percent of victims who paid the ransom reported getting their files back.”Symantec also – worryingly – reported that smart criminals are beginning to try to attach ransoms that take into account the value of the data that has been locked. It pointed to a $70,000 ransom paid by San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency which had seen its light rail system disrupted.A credit union’s files might well be perceived as highly valuable.What can a credit union do to protect itself? Several things and it starts by training employees not to click on links in phishing emails – and retraining them frequently.But probably the single biggest step a credit union can take is to make sure its data are backed up and can be easily retrieved and put to use. Do just that – assume you will be victimized and prepare your defenses now – and you put yourself on safe ground.Savvy smartphone users generally aren’t ready ransomware victims because an iPhone user often has most of his/her data backed up to iCloud. An Android user also often will have lots of data automatically backed up in Gmail, etc.  When the data is on hand, it’s easy to tell the criminal to buzz off.The very same idea works for a credit union. Backup all critical data and that’s the antidote to ransomware.Accept this: very probably your institution will be assaulted this year by ransomware criminals.  How you fare is up to you.Take a few steps, now, and very probably you will do well indeed. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robert McGarvey A blogger and speaker, Robert McGarvey is a longtime journalist who has covered credit unions extensively, notably for Credit Union Times as well as the New York Times and TheStreet, … Web: www.mcgarvey.net Detailslast_img read more

Pennsylvania’s New Online Absentee Ballot Application Launches Today

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Beginning today, Pennsylvania voters have a new option to apply online for their absentee ballot, Governor Tom Wolf announced. The mobile-friendly application site is at votesPA.com/ApplyAbsentee. Voters who apply will receive their absentee ballot in the mail.Previously, voters could only complete a paper absentee ballot application and mail or hand-deliver it to their county election office for processing. Today’s launch of the online option coincides with the first day registered voters may apply for absentee ballots for the November 5 election.“Giving voters the option to apply for an absentee ballot online is another important step to make voting more accessible,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvanians have busy lives, so we must continue to modernize our elections and make voting more convenient for people.”In August 2015, Governor Wolf launched online voter registration. Since then, more than 1.4 million applicants have used the site to apply for a new voter registration or update an existing registration.The 1937 PA Election Code sets the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot at one week before the election, or by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, this year. The deadline for county election offices to receive voted absentee ballots is just three days later, on the Friday before the election. This year, that deadline is 5:00 p.m. Nov. 1.The online applications will be forwarded directly to the appropriate county elections office for processing. Voters must still mail or hand-deliver the voted absentee ballots to their county elections office.“This latest innovation will make the absentee ballot voting process more convenient and accessible and will save time,” Secretary Boockvar said. “Still, we urge voters to apply for their absentee ballot well ahead of the application deadline, so the counties can get the ballots mailed early enough for voters to meet the return deadline.”The online application is currently available to all domestic Pennsylvania voters, and will be available to military and overseas voters by 2020. Initially, online applications will require a PennDOT driver’s license or ID number. The Department of State is planning an update, also by 2020, that will allow applicants without a PennDOT number to use the online system.In Pennsylvania, absentee ballots may be cast by individuals with illnesses or disabilities, individuals who will be away from their municipality on business on Election Day, and Pennsylvania students attending out-of-state colleges or universities, among others.For more information on voting by absentee ballot, visit votespa.com. September 16, 2019center_img Pennsylvania’s New Online Absentee Ballot Application Launches Todaylast_img read more

LD returns 8.7% in 2014 on Danish equities, US investment growth

first_imgDenmark’s LD pension fund reported an investment return of 8.7% for 2014, and said strong returns on Danish shares and US investments in general had pushed profits higher.The return compares with 8.8% for the previous year.LD director Dorrit Vanglo said: “This is a really good result that we are very pleased with — seen both in the light of modest growth in the economy and the very low level of inflation.”While rising prices on the Danish equities market helped drive overall investment returns higher, the fall in interest rates over the year had increased profits on both general bonds and corporate bonds, LD said. “We have had positive returns in all funds, and when we look outside the country’s borders, it was particularly investments in the US that gave good results,” said Vanglo.She predicted that it would be the US that pulled the world economy forward in 2015 as well.At the same time, the stronger dollar meant goods produced in Europe would be relatively cheaper, thus making European business more competitive, she said.Assets under management rose by DKK1.2bn (€161m) in 2014 to end the year at DKK54.6bn, after payments made to members of DKK2.5bn.LD is a non-contributory pension scheme based on cost-of-living allowances granted to workers in 1980, and as such it receives no new contribution inflows.Vanglo said LD’s costs were being kept to an absolute minimum.“There are just 15 staff at LD and we have tight control over our suppliers, under which costs fall when overall assets and the number of members fall,” she said.For more on LD’s investment startegy, see investment editor Martin Steward’s interview with Dorrit Vanglolast_img read more

Gold Coast home of former Queensland politician sells for $3 million

first_img2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.THE Gold Coast home of a former Queensland politician has changed hands in a multimillion-dollar deal.A local buyer splashed $3 million on the Sanctuary Cove mansion, which was built almost a decade ago by the late Ivan Gibbs and his wife Doris.Mr Gibbs, who died in 2011 aged 83, was a cabinet minister for 10 years and a National Party MP in the Queensland parliament from 1974 to 1989.He represented the Gold Coast seat of Albert, which for many years was one of Australia’s fastest-growing areas. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.Kollosche Prestige Agents managing director Jordan Williams handled the sale of the Arnold Palmer Drive property.He said the buyer was an architect and had plans to “spruce” the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home up.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I think they’re going to do a pretty impressive renovation on it,” Mr Williams said.“I’m excited to see the end product when they’ve done.” IS THIS ONE OF THE COAST’S QUICKEST SALES? ONE IN FOUR HOMEOWNERS WOULD FAIL NEW MORTGAGE TESTS The single-level house is 843sq m and on a 2484sq m double block.Mr Williams said its size was the selling point for the buyers.“Normally you have 100sq homes (about 929.03sq m) over three to four levels,” he said.The property had been listed under another agency several times between April last year and February this year before Mr Williams took over the marketing. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.center_img 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove.“I only had it on the market for a couple of months,” he said.“Both parties are over the moon.”Mr and Mrs Gibbs’ son, Andrew, told The Bulletin in May that while the home held a special place in the family, it was much too big for his mother.He said they built it with entertaining in mind.“They’ve always had a lot of people around for dinner so it was always about that,” Mr Gibbs said.It was also important for his father to have a large study.“He spent a lot of time in the office and on the phone – he was involved in lots of charities too,” Mr Gibbs said.last_img read more

Prostitutes arrested in Christchurch

first_imgNZ Herald 17 Jan 2012Complaints about noise and disorder from street prostitutes, their associates and clients have seen police swoop in to arrest 14 people in Christchurch. Police said the weekend operation on Manchester St was a response to residents concerns about disorder in an area used by sex workers. Acting Central Area commander Inspector Al Stewart said most of the people arrested had outstanding warrants, while some were charged over behavioural offences or dishonesty. He said the operation was about combating disorderly behaviour rather than cracking down on prostitution.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10779282last_img read more

Balogun wants English football season concluded

first_img Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… Wigan’s Leon Balogun has called for the 2019-20 English League season to be concluded. Brighton defender Leon Balogun (middle) Several leagues across the world are currently on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed thousands of lives. If football in England is cancelled like that of Belgium, the Latics could escape demotion from the Championship because of their current position on the log. Even at that, the defender whose Latics side sits just two places outside the relegation zone doesn’t want the whole season to be scrapped considering the number of matches remaining. “Well, looking at Wigan at the moment, probably everybody would be kind of happy in terms of why we are not getting relegated,” Balogun told Nigerian comedian Funny Bone during a live Instagram chat.Advertisementcenter_img “But at the same time, it’s like I feel like I want to continue because there are still like nine or 10 games to go and it would be wrong to stop it. “On the other hand, it feels super weird. I think some teams and most of the teams would need a little pre-season to get ready for the games. “All of us try to stay in shape but obviously, it’s not the same like you are on the pitch training, I can go out for as many times as possible, but I will never have the same match fitness that I gain from training and playing, you know.” read also:Leon Balogun: My Super Eagles’ recall special In his quest to enjoy more action and reignite his career, the 31-year-old defender completed a loan switch to the DW Stadium outfit on Transfer Deadline Day from Brighton and Hove Albion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Duterte only suffered muscle spasms, advised to rest – Go

first_img“May mga medisina na dapat… At kailangan po magpahinga ang Pangulo.He was advised to rest. Rest, rest kailangantalaga,” said Go. MANILA –President Rodrigo Duterte was advised by his doctors to take a rest in the nextfew days following his motorcycle accident in the grounds of Malañang lastweek, his former aide Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said. Go added thatafter undergoing an MRI scan early Wednesday morning, doctors found that thePresident experienced muscle spasms when he complained of back pains . In a Facebook live taken by Go on Tuesday evening, President Duterte said that he felt the pain while getting up from bed to brush his teeth during his shortened Japan visit. “Ako na po ang mag a-assure sa inyo, nothing to worry, purely musclespasms po ‘yun at kailangan lang po niyang pahinga ng ating Pangulo,” he added. Go, however,refused to name the hospital where the President was checked President Rodrigo Duterte is seen clutching on a cane while he is in Japan to join world leaders in witnessing the enthronement ceremony for Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo on Tuesday. PCOO “Ang kinabahala namin at first kung tinamaan ang kanyang spine since itwas unbearable pain nga po angnararamdaman niya kahapon. Perosalamat po sa Panginoon at wala naman pong dapat ikabahala at tiningnan talagang doctor habang ginagawa yungMRI,” Go said. Duterte complained of pain in his hips after falling from a motorcycle ride inside the Malacanang Palace last week but insisted that he will continue riding. “Alam mo, about four days ago, sumpemplang ako sa motorcycle. Pag nag mo-motor ka, once or twice sa buhay mo, makatikim ka talaga ng semplang,” President Duterte said. “Lahat ng mga nagmomotor sumesemplang. Kagaya sa akin, ang ano lang, parang hindi ko matiis… ‘Yung sa belt banda, mga three inches medyo masakit talaga,” he added./PNlast_img read more

Marriott dominant in Dakota Tour IMCA Modified win at Williston

first_imgWILLISTON, N.D. (July 12) – Another big Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified event ended with Hunter Marriott holding the big check.Marriott led all 25 laps of Tuesday’s Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour main event at Williston Basin Speedway and earned $2,200. He pulled away from the rest of the pack following the initial start and again after the only caution of the contest, on lap 10.Lucas Schott was a distant second while 2014 tour champion Jeff Taylor used multiple lines in racing from 10th starting to third.Jason Grimes started 17th and finished fourth; rounding out the top five was Jason Wolla.Marriott was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Seventy-four Modified drivers from a dozen states and Canada were entered at Williston. Eight states and Saskatchewan were represented in the main event.Joren Boyce, a former Modified tour champion, passed Matt Speckman on the fourth circuit and led to the end of the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.Three cautions slowed the early going but the race stayed green the last 17 laps. Boyce beat Speckman across the stripe by a car length. Andrew Altenburg was third.Features at Williston were the first held in the 27th annual tour, following rainouts at Jamestown Speedway, Nodak Speedway and Estevan Motor Speedway.The tour is at Southwest Speedway in Dickinson on Wednesday, July 13. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps follow the 6:30 p.m. drivers’ meeting and racing starts at 7 p.m.Dacotah Speedway at Mandan hosts both the Thursday, July 14 tour date and the Friday, July 15 $10,001 to win Legendary special for IMCA Modifieds.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 2. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 3. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 4. Jason Grimes, Jamestown; 5. Jason Wolla, Ray; 6. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; 7. Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; 8. Tom Berry Jr., Boone, Iowa; 9. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 10. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 11. Tyson Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; 12. Troy Heupel, Williston; 13. Chris Schroeder, Williston; 14. Travis Hagen, Williston; 15. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa; 16. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 17. David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa; 18. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 19. Mike Hansen, Dickinson; 20. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 21. Josh Wolla, Minot; 22. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas; 23. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 24. Mike Hagen, Williston; 25. John Flory, Williston; 26. Jamall Wold, Arnegard; 27. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa; 28. Steven Pfeifer, Minot; 29. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa.Heat winners were Hank Berry, Schott, Hatlestad, Bragg, Alvarado, Marriott, Jason Wolla and Tom Berry Jr.1st “B” feature (top five) – 1. Schroeder; 2. Laney; 3. Grimes; 4. Ruter; 5. David Brown. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Taylor; 2. Heupel; 3. Josh Wolla; 4. Hagen; 5. Wold. 3rd “B” feature – 1. Dotson; 2. Turnbull; 3. Kyle Brown; 4. Mari; 5. Pfeifer. 4th “B” feature – 1. Thornton; 2. Hansen; 3. Hagen; 4. Scholpp; 5. Flory.Provisional – Noteboom.Stock Cars – 1. Joren Boyce, Minot; 2. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 3. Andrew Altenburg, Truman, Minn.; 4. Chris Hortness, Estevan, Sask.; 5. Jeremy Swanson, Westby, Mont.; 6. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa; 7. Chris Ellis, Stanley; 8. Dalton Flory, Williston; 9. Jake Nelson, Williston; 10. Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; 11. Joe Flory, Williston; 12. Rob Stenvold, Minot; 13. Brock Beeter, Minot; 14. Bill Jones, Lignite; 15. Jordan Durward, Grand Forks; 16. Dave Swallers, Williston; 17. Michael Vennes, Minot; 18. Derrick Linghor, Williston; 19. Mike Gotch, Regina, Sask.; 20. Scott Yale, Minot; 21. Beau Deschamp, Bottineau; 22. Cody Nelson, Kenmare; 23. Tim Sorenson, Williston; 24. Blaine Durward, Trenton.Heat winners were Boyce, Altenburg, Hortness and Speckman. “B” feature winners were Zevenbergen and Dalton Flory.last_img read more

IMCA Modified, Hobby, Northern SportMod rookies vie for Friesen Performance crates

first_imgRookie competitors in each of those divisions must display two Friesen Performance decals on their race car to be eligible. Engine awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in No­vember. The Sutton, Neb., dealership again gives a 604 crate engine to the na­tional Modified rookie of the year and 602 crate engines to both national Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod rookies of the year. 2019 crate engine recipients were John Oliver Jr., Modified; Kaden Reynolds, Hobby Stock; and Cade Richards, Northern SportMod. “The Friesen Performance program has become a staple with our first-year drivers, and one that has been a primary incentive for drivers to move up and challenge themselves in a new division,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The satisfaction of presenting these engines at our national banquet is very rewarding.” More information is available by calling 402 630-4894 or by visiting the Friesen Performance Face­book page at https://www.facebook.com/Friesencratenation/.center_img SUTTON, Neb. – Friesen Performance continues one of IMCA’s most popular award programs for first-year drivers, giving crate engines to top rookies in three divisions for a seventh consecu­tive season.  “It has been really fun getting to work with a few of the recipients of this fantastic award,” said Chad Smith. “They have come in to do some dyno testing and tuning on the actual engine they won. It is very rewarding to see the appreciation they have for it and their desire to continue to get better. “  Friesen sells and ships GM crate engines to IMCA customers across the country and is an author­ized crate engine repair facility for IMCA. Along with selling and servicing new and pre-owned vehicles, Friesen has one of the largest parts departments in the country and specializes in power train, discontinued parts and all Chevrolet Performance parts.last_img read more

FIFA says GFF has the authority to decide Elite League competition

first_imgWORLD governing body of football, FIFA, has confirmed that the Guyana Football Federation Inc. (GFF) has the right and authority to decide the composition of its competitions, including the Elite League.Four clubs have breached their obligations under the 2015 GFF Constitution by boycotting the 2016-2017 Elite League, after the GFF Executive Committee decided to include a further two teams in the league.In a letter to the GFF dated 1st February, 2017, FIFA’s General Secretary Fatma Samoura said: “It is within the power of the GFF Executive Committee to change the regulations of the Elite League, including determining the number of participating Clubs, unless there is a binding written agreement between the GFF and the Elite League which would state otherwise – to the best of our knowledge, however, such an agreement does not exist.”FIFA’s confirmation follows a similar move by the regional body CONCACAF.The GFF Executive Committee, elected with a mandate to reform football in Guyana, took the decision to expand the Elite League in order to broaden the geographical reach, commercial potential and competitiveness of the league, and to accelerate the development of football across the country.In her letter, Samoura referred to Article 36.2.i. of the GFF Constitution, which states that it is within the powers of the GFF Executive Committee to “draw up regulations governing the conditions of participation in and the staging of competitions organised by the Federation, including the playing schedule.”last_img read more

Bermuda Score Second Win Against US to Advance to ICC Twenty20…

first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Deunte Darrell held his nerve to hit an unbeaten 30 from 23 balls as Bermuda completed a famous double over the United States on Thursday to book their ticket to the final ICC Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates in October and November.Playing at White Hill Field, Bermuda followed up Sunday’s six-run win over the US by winning by four wickets with seven balls to spare, to advance to the final qualifier ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia with two games to spare.Canada, meanwhile, handed the Cayman Islands their fourth successive defeat in the quadrangular tournament, coasting to an eight-wicket victory in Thursday’s second-round opener to also book their place in the UAE.After winning the toss and sending their opponents in, Bermuda held the US to 141 for nine with Hayden Walsh top-scoring with 26 as medium-pacer Onias Bascome snapped up three for 32 from four overs.In reply, Bermuda were given a flying start by Okera Bascome, who smashed four sixes and two fours in his 16-ball 35 before he fell in the sixth over to slow left-arm bowler Karima Gore, leaving the hosts 44 for one.Gore then removed the other opener, captain Terryn Fray, who has had a poor tournament with the bat, for eight and Bermuda suffered a major setback when Sussex all-rounder Delray Rawlins, who earlier took two wickets, was third out for 12 at 69 in the 10th over.But Malachi Jones, having been promoted to number three, kept the scoreboard rattling along with 27 off 19 balls.When Allan Douglas was sixth out at the end of the 17th over, Bermuda still required 25 for victory and the target was further reduced by 10 runs in the 18th over.Man-of-the-Match Darrell then struck a six and a two and another maximum, after Onias Bascome had given him back the strike with a single off the first ball of Walsh’s over, to see the local side over the line.New York-born Gore, 21, who has also played for Antigua and Barbuda, was the pick of the US attack with three for five off four overs, accounting for the openers as well as Douglas, while leg-break bowler Timil Patel (2-19) removed Jones and Rawlins.In the first game, slow left-arm bowler Saad Bin Zafar shackled the Cayman batsmen on his way to figures of three for eight from four overs as the Caribbean side struggled to 91 for seven, with Greg Strydom top-scoring with 23.Cayman then rocked Canada, removing openers Rodrigo Thomas and Rizwan Cheema for ducks without a run on the board as Alessandro Morris and Kervin Ebanks claimed a wicket apiece in the first two overs.But that was the last success for Cayman as captain Navneet Dhaliwal struck five sixes and three fours in his unbeaten 53, while Nitish Kumar finished not out on 37 off 35 balls with a couple of fours and sixes, as Canada swept to victory with more than seven overs to spare.last_img read more

Pini Yakuel: Optimove – Betting Industry’s altered marketing agenda requires a real-time rethink

first_imgShare Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon GVC expands Optimove CRM dynamics across global group portfolio July 4, 2019 Optimove upgrades customer journey ‘self-optimisation’ capacities August 6, 2020 Share Optimove expands real-time dynamics to help betting meet new marketing demands August 27, 2019 Pini Yakuel – OptimoveExpanding its ‘Marketing Hub’ provisions, Optimove a leading supplier of customer retention and campaign optimisation tools for mass-market enterprises, announced a raft of real-time functions customised for betting marketing teams.  Detailing initiatives to SBC audiences, Optimove CEO Pini Yakuel underlines the importance of betting operators building-up their real-time capacities, as marketing leadership can no longer think statically on customer engagement, facing a board agenda of live dynamics such as player behaviour, care-of-duty and social responsibility interactions…______________ SBC: Pini thanks for this interview. As a marketing technology Optimove services a number of mass-market industries. However, why has Optimove, chosen to build specific components for betting marketing incumbents?  Pini Yakuel (CEO – Optimove): We are proud to be recognized as the preferred CRM solution for the gaming industry. We have always anticipated the needs of our clients and been able to identify how our technology can answer those needs. Over the past few months, we have seen the need for realtime capabilities increase. True to our commitment to staying ahead of the curve, it was only natural that we develop realtime capabilities to support our clients’ evolving marketing requirements.SBC: In your press update, you detail that you want to help industry operators make better ‘informed decisions’ through real-time dynamics. What does this actually entail? PY: As we always say, marketing has three sides. The first is data collection and curation; the second is activation or campaigns, and the third is measurement and optimization.On the data side, we provide a combination of fast and slow data. Most data used for profile creation, segmentation and predictive modelling is historical data, and therefore these processes are non-realtime by nature. We call them “Slow Data”. Real-time engagement using live signals is what we call “Fast Data”. Fast data, such as realtime web and mobile interactions, complement customer profiles by providing the marketer with the context needed in order to make an informed decision. What Optimove is adding now is the combination of realtime, historical, and predictive data.For example – if we know that a certain player or bettor is a bonus seeker, and we see they are currently playing roulette, the marketer now has the tools to trigger a campaign which is different than the one that would be triggered for a VIP.Additionally, Operators need to gain insight into the impact of each of their campaigns, or a sequence of them, on any business KPI. In our newest release, our Streams feature was enhanced with new capabilities now enabling users to measure the joint impact of a sequence of realtime and scheduled campaigns. Streams complement Optimove’s pre-existing offering of single campaign measurement.Together, these capabilities provide valuable insight to operators empowering them to make better-informed decisions based on the intelligence they gain on their players and the effectiveness of their past and current marketing activities.SBC: At a marketing and operations level, why have real-time dynamics been so hard to achieve or execute for betting operators?  PY: Traditionally, realtime dynamics have been managed from the iGaming platforms, that are separated from CRM systems. This has created an operational challenge since it required marketers to manage, connect, and measure their campaigns without seeing the full picture. Optimove’s new realtime technology enables marketers to overcome these obstacles by centralizing the required capabilities under one roof. SBC: How do you envision your new Marketing Hub provisions, tackling the complexities of the industry’s social responsibility and compliance demands across multiple markets placed on marketing teams?   PY: We are extremely aware of the need marketing teams have when it comes to complying with regulation. We are committed to helping them provide a secure and safe entertainment environment for their players.These new real-time capabilities are built on top of our robust player modelling and orchestration technologies, enabling the full control over each and every player’s experience. As an example, marketers can allocate players into an ‘always exclude’ segment, isolating them from receiving promotions from the operator. This segment can contain players that have been identified by the operators’ own tools, Optimove’s proprietary predictive algorithms, or people who have exceeded their communication limits.SBC: As a tech and marketing stakeholder, can the sector’s compliance demands simply be addressed by technology developments… Are shortcomings simply down to tech limitations?PY: t’s not about technology solving compliance demands, it’s about technology empowering operators to provide safe environments to their players. I once compared AI to Ironman’s suit, for the armour and support it provides the human in it. I’d rather look at technology as exactly that—technology is an enabler, not an easy-fix solution to any issue.Looking at responsible gaming models only as a means to meet compliance regulations, misses the mark. Responsible gaming models should be created by the industry’s desire to create safe environments and top-quality experiences for players. Technology is the means to that end. It’s not the ultimate goal.SBC: Finally, focusing on real-time dynamics and intelligence, what future marketing challenges lay in the horizon for industry stakeholders… PY: In this fast-paced, ever-changing industry, it seems like the future is already here. The competition for players’ time and engagement is growing and the players themselves are evolving. Operators will be required to invest more and more in order to attract new players and earn their loyalty. This can only be overcome if operators look at their marketing through the lens of relationship building. In order to succeed in this task, industry stakeholders must face the fact that historical, predictive and realtime data cannot live in siloed spaces. To maximize the impact of realtime dynamics and intelligence, operators will need all three data types operating in unison within one interface. As challenging as this seems, the adoption of solutions such as Customer Data Platforms within the industry might be what the future entails.The combination of historical customer data with realtime interactions is paramount to improve player experiences. In the not-too-distant future players will expect operators to empower them to create their own journeys. These player-led journeys differ from marketing defined player journeys as they’re infinite and non-linear. With this in mind, technology providers will need to lift the burden off marketers by supporting self-optimizing journeys that compare between competing actions across touch-points and aim to deliver the most appropriate and effective message to each player at any moment in time. While operators need to jump the proverbial hurdle and trust the machine to orchestrate at scale.__________________Pini Yakuel – CEO – Optimovelast_img read more

US ruling allows Martinez Sampedro family full disclosure on Codere investors

first_img Related Articles Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline  May 28, 2020 Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Connecticut’s District Court has granted the Martinez Sampedro family a major concession in its ongoing legal dispute against Grupo Codere SA’s US debt-holders, upholding the family’s ‘discovery demand’ against Silver Point, Contrarian and Abrahams Capital hedge funds.Securing its Connecticut demand, the Martinez Sampedro family – enterprise founders of Codere – will be able to access all information related to the US hedge funds refinancing of the bankrupt Spanish gambling group undertaken between 2014 and 2016.As previously declared, Martinez Sampedro representatives intend to use its US demand in relation to the family’s corporate governance dispute being undertaken through Spain’s Capital Markets Commission (CNMV).“The decision to go to the Justice of Connecticut responds that it is in this State where the registered office of Silver Point and another of the funds demanded is located and the authorization marks an unprecedented procedural milestone in Spain,” detailed a Martínez Sampedro statement.A bitter two-year legal challenge sees the Martinez Sampedro family assert that US debt-holders led by Silver Point had failed to follow proper corporate control procedures in its €1 billion restructure of Codere, as deal stakeholders had ‘purposely bypassed’ recommending a takeover offer to founders once they had gained 30% control of the gambling group.Furthermore, the family states that its executive voting rights had been restricted during the period despite maintaining 18% of Codere’s shareholding, branding illegal the appointments of Vicente Di Loreto as new Group CEO and Norman Sorensen as Executive Chairman.This August, a CNMV filing disclosed that Codere governance had withdrawn outright the board representation of brothers’ Jose Antonio (former President) and Luis Javier (former VP) at the firm’s AGM. Codere avoids total collapse with 12-month credit line  June 22, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

October Insights Takes You on a Journey of Raising Stroke Awareness With Reporter, Star Connor

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis World Stroke Day is October 29. Reporter, Star Connor spoke with MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena’s  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician Karen Meyer, D.O. about the dangers of stroke, life after having a stroke, and more.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Senior Citizens Center Accepting Medicare Part D Open Enrollment PlansNext Art in the Loft Presents: 2017 Glamour & Gourmet: Urban Nightslast_img read more

Steve Shea, 60, Oxford: Nov. 16, 1954 – Dec. 8, 2014

first_imgSteve SheaSteven Shea, 60, of Oxford, died Monday, December 8, 2014, at his home in Oxford.Graveside Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Wellington. No visitation is scheduled as cremation has taken place. A memorial has been established with the NRA and may be left with the Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Steven Lloyd Shea was born November 16, 1954 the son of Lloyd and Naomi (Osborn) Shea in Ottawa, KS. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1973. Steven worked as a machinist at TECT for over 40 years. He enjoyed firearms of all kinds and was a gunsmith. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting and fishing. Steven was a member of the Kansas State Rifle Association and the National Rifle Association.Steven is survived by his sister, Cindy Wiley of Oxford; stepdad, Jerry Price of Oxford, and niece, Christy Newlin, great nephews, Quentin Newlin and Bryson Mahurin; great nieces, Aubriannah Presinger and one great great-niece, Arienna Mahurin.He is preceded in death by his parents.last_img read more

Woman Banned from Cruise Ship After Taking Balcony Railing Selfie

first_imgA woman was removed from a cruise ship last week and banned for life by the cruise company, after she was seen climbing onto her room’s balcony railing to pose for a photo over the ocean.The incident occurred aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Allure of the Seas, as it was approaching the port at Labadee, Haiti.The unnamed woman was spotted by another passenger, Peter Blosic, who alerted the crew.He says, “While on my balcony, I saw the woman climb on her railing. It happened so quickly. Not knowing what her intentions were, I alerted the crew. If I said nothing, and she was going to jump, that would be horrible.”Blosic posted a picture of the woman wearing a blue bathing suit with her hands over her head on social media. The ship’s crew tracked down the woman and removed her when the ship docked in Falmouth, Jamaica, according to Blosic.A Royal Caribbean spokesperson released a statement which reads:“Earlier this week on the Allure of the Seas a guest was observed recklessly and dangerously posing for a photo by standing on her stateroom balcony railing with the help of her companion. Security was notified and the guests were later debarked in Falmouth, Jamaica as a result of their actions and are now banned for life from sailing with Royal Caribbean.”On its website, the cruise line explains that “sitting, standing, laying or climbing on, over or across any exterior or interior railings or other protective barriers” is not allowed, for guests’ own safety.last_img read more

President Trump expected in Palm Beach County on Friday

first_imgPresident Donald Trump  is expected to arrive in South Florida on Friday to spend the holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Palm Beach.The Town of Palm Beach and the Federal Aviation Administration said road closures and flight restrictions will start Friday morning all the way through Sunday, January 5th.It is unclear what time exactly Trump will fly into Palm Beach. This visit follows his impeachment.BREAKING: House Passes Vote to Impeach President Trumplast_img

Man charged with animal cruelty after video shows him hitting dog on South Beach

first_imgA man was caught on tape trying to kill a dog near Ocean Drive and 13th Street, Sunday afternoon.The video shows a man choking the dog with the leash, and yanking him to the ground.Witnesses were screaming and crying in hopes that the man would stop. Others stepped in and held down the dog’s attacker, 51-year-old Louis Sepulveda, until police arrived.Sepulveda was arrested and is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty with intent to injure or kill.There is currently no word on the dog’s well-being.Full video and story on wsvn.com.,A man was caught on tape trying to kill a dog near Ocean Drive and 13th Street, Sunday afternoon.The video shows a man choking the dog with the leash, and yanking him to the ground.Witnesses were screaming and crying in hopes that the man would stop. Others stepped in and held down the dog’s attacker, 51-year-old Louis Sepulveda, until police arrived.Sepulveda was arrested and is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty with intent to injure or kill.There is currently no word on the dog’s well-being.Full video and story on wsvn.com.last_img read more

Digicel heaps praise on Morgan

first_imgKINGSTON: For his outstanding leadership in guiding Leicester City to its first Barclays Premier League title, telecommunications firm Digicel, one of the main sponsors of the country’s senior men’s national senior football team, salutes Reggae Boy Wes Morgan on the club’s historic achievement. Describing it as “another proud achievement for Jamaica”, Digicel CEO, David Butler, is in high praise for the champion captain. “Against all odds, as captain, Wes Morgan demonstrated solid determination and the will to win in leading his team to a modern-day fairytale ending. Leicester’s accomplishment will go down as one of the greatest achievements in sport and we are so proud that it happened under the captaincy of a Jamaican,” said Butler. The inspirational defender is known for drumming up support globally for the Reggae Boyz, especially during the lead up to tackling other teams vying to qualify for the World Cup. In March, Morgan attended the handover ceremony at Digicel’s headquarters in Kingston, where the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received another US$3 million (nearly J$350 million) towards the development of various national teams, including the Reggae Boyz, as they take on the Road to Russia. Morgan had tweeted a photo from the event with six other team members to further attract global support for the mission. Digicel is hoping that Morgan becoming the first Jamaican international football player to win the Barclays Premier League will add a fresh motivation to the national team. “This will surely lift the spirits of the Reggae Boyz as they prepare for the Copa America tournament and another important series of qualifying games. When Wes is a champion, Jamaica is a champion,” Butler praised.last_img read more

Conte defends Christensen after Barca slip-up

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde thinks that manager Antonio Conte is Chelsea’s biggest strengthLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had only kind words for Andreas Christensen despite his costly error in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League.Willian gave the Blues the lead after twice hitting the post at Stamford Bridge, but a misplaced pass from the Dane allowed Andres Iniesta to tee up Lionel Messi for an away-goal equaliser. “It was a great performance, an incredible performance,” Conte said after leaving club captain Gary Cahill on the bench to go with Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, and Cesar Azpilicueta in central defence.“He is only 21 and it is great he can play with that maturity. He was one of the best players. He played a top game and I am very pleased for his performance.“I don’t remember a great save from Thibaut. They had the one chance in the first half with Paulinho and then the second half with [Luis] Suarez.“I think we played a really good game and I must be pleased because my players made a great effort. They followed the plan, the programme we prepared.“They showed themselves to be a really strong team, a fantastic team, but we showed that if we are ready to work very hard together defensively but at the same time when you continue to have the right feeling with the ball to create the chance to score I think that we can try to do something incredible at Camp Nou.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Milan court suspends Mediapro Serie A TV tender

first_img“The announcement of Mediapro being assigned Serie A’s television rights raises so many doubts that it’s necessary to verify its legality before any significant offers can be presented,” Sky Italia said in the statement.In February Mediapro outbid Sky for domestic television rights to Serie A, agreeing to pay 1.05 billion euros ($1.3 billion) a year for the period 2018 to 2021, but Sky argued that the Spanish company was not in a legal position to make an offer.The suspension means a further extension of the deadline for the assignment of offers from broadcasters interested in buying Serie A rights beyond the original limit of April 21.“Sky has invested in Italian football for a number of years, reaching millions of homes, families and enthusiasts, and given great satisfaction to all its subscribers and the clubs within a competitive system, while respecting Italian rules and laws,” the statement continued.“Because of our desire to keep contributing to the growth of Italian football … while respecting the values ​​of a free market and all laws, Sky has turned to the courts which, after immediately suspending Mediapro’s tender, will give its verdict on May 4.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action from Sunday’s Rome derby in Serie A between Roma and Lazio © AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEMILAN, Italy, Apr 16 – A Milan court on Monday suspended Spanish group Mediapro’s tender for television rights for Italy’s Serie A matches for the next four years until May 4.Sky Italia said in a statement it had requested that the court verify whether Mediapro’s tender respected Italian laws.last_img read more

Man United on verge of £46m deal, Walcott set for shock City switch? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United are set to seal a £46million deal for Benfica’s teenage midfield sensation Renato Sanches. Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira was in London on Thursday night to complete the move. Sanches, 18, is under contract at Benfica until 2021 and has a buy-out clause of nearly £60m, but it is understood the club are willing to sell for £31m up front with £15m in add-ons. (Daily Mail)Manchester City have added Arsenal forward Theo Walcott to their list of potential summer signings. Incoming manager Pep Guardiola is a keen admirer of the 27-year-old and he has asked City to monitor Walcott’s situation closely as he faces a crossroads in his career at Emirates Stadium. (London Evening Standard)Chelsea winger Willian is a £50million target for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande. Guangzhou boss and former Brazil national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has targeted Willian after signing their countryman ­Paulinho from Spurs last summer and another South American, Colombia’s Jackson Martinez, in February. (Daily Mirror)Southampton keeper Fraser Forster has admitted he is flattered by Chelsea’s interest in him. The Blues have the giant 28-year-old in their sights if Belgian Thibaut Courtois decides he wants to leave this summer. Forster has just two years left on his current contract at Southampton and has yet to sign a new deal. (Daily Mirror)Claudio Ranieri is monitoring Southampton’s Victor Wanyama as a possible replacement for N’Golo Kante. Leicester boss Ranieri is set to lose his PFA Player of the Year nominee this summer, with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, ­Manchester City and Arsenal all huge admirers. (Daily Mirror)Swansea City will move to re-sign Joe Allen from Liverpool this summer, setting up a potential reunion with Brendan Rodgers. Allen will enter the final year of his contract at Anfield at the end of June and preliminary talks are currently not even planned over a renewal. Swansea were keen to sign their former academy player on loan in January and will make him one of their top targets again when the window re-opens. (Daily Mirror)Leicester are facing a big fight to sign the NEW Jamie Vardy. The Foxes want whizkid Charlie Coppola, who plays for non-league Lewes. But Premier League rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have joined the race for the striker, 16, who can also play as a wide man. (The Sun)Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is interested in rising Atletico Madrid star Borja Baston. The 23-year-old striker is currently on loan at Eibar, for whom he has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle are targeting a summer move for Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs. The north Londoners are ready to listen to offers for Gibbs this summer amid a growing likelihood that he will not be at the club next season. (Football Insider)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Leicester transfer news: Juventus eye N’Golo Kante as Paul Pogba replacementChelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to move for Barcelona star Sergio BusquetsRoberto Mancini: Inter Milan signing Manchester City star Yaya Toure will be toughSlaven Bilic confident ‘Liverpool target’ Aaron Cresswell will stay at West HamLiverpool transfer news: Is this the goalkeeper to replace Simon Mignolet?Transfer news: Lazio and Sampdoria ready to offer former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner a career lifelineTransfer news: Borussia Dortmund expected to beat Liverpool and Tottenham to signing of starlet DembeleTransfer report: Blow for Tottenham and West Ham as Barcelona join chase for prolific striker Alexandre LacazetteTransfer news: Barcelona defender Marc Bartra set to spark summer transfer fight between Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenhamlast_img read more

Frugal gets no respect

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If you pop open a can of soda and drink only half, what do you do with the rest? Are you so cheap that you save it – or so wasteful that you throw it out? I’ve been thinking about cans of soda since I saw a headline in a supermarket tabloid a few weeks ago. The headline, about a television personality who is a millionaire many times over, said he is “so cheap” he saves half-cans of soda. The tabloid and the story don’t deserve my attention, and I will spare you any names. My point, reinforced by the headline, is that our culture conspires to make it difficult for us to save but easy to waste. Start with the English language. We have plenty of words with negative connotations for folks tight with their money – niggardly, stingy, skinflint, miserly, tightwad, cheap and cheapskate readily come to mind. Positive words for smart savers are much more scarce. Even “frugal,” according to my Webster’s unabridged dictionary, can denote “excessive” savings. And can you think of a word – I can’t – to describe a person who is smart in all aspects of managing money? Being financially clueless also can be perceived as cute. Case in point: Producers of a planned new “reality” television series, “Broke Folk,” announced last month a nationwide search “for unusual, extreme and entertaining stories about real money messes from funny, outgoing and interesting people in over their heads.” You don’t have to wait for “Broke Folk” to air to get some laughs, or at least giggles. Just tune in to the financial call-in shows, where viewers ask the “gurus” and talking heads on TV for advice. Frequently, these callers are asked how much money they owe on their credit cards, how much they contribute to an IRA or 401(k) plan and what kind of investment return they are getting. A common answer, accompanied by giggles, is “I really don’t know.” This is not a putdown of people who find financial matters confusing or intimidating admittedly, they can be. It is, however, a loud warning to stop treating these matters so casually and to start taking financial responsibility. At a minimum, that includes getting a handle on cash flow (how much money comes in and goes out every month), net worth (the value of everything we own minus what we owe) and how our investments are doing. But again, our culture works against us. We don’t want to be perceived as “obsessing” about money, so we fiercely resist what’s arguably the most useful financial exercise we can ever do, which is to account for all our income and expenses as they occur. (We demand that corporations and the government do this but can’t be bothered with our own money.) And we get so caught up with the “daily living” including, for many, accumulating stuff and keeping up with the perceived expectations of others that we neglect to build a basic financial foundation that would make our lives both easier and simpler. “The general public absolutely treats (financial matters) too lightly,” said Benjamin Tobias, a certified financial planner and president of the Financial Planning Association of Broward County, Fla. His observation (I agree): Society puts too much emphasis on appearances, and appearances work against people saving. “People talk about what kind of car they are getting, and other ‘status’ things,” Tobias said. “But it’s a ‘no-no’ to talk (in social settings) about how much you’ve saved for retirement.” Maybe people should start speaking up more about their savings, Tobias said, creating “peer pressure” for others to save. I’ll speak up: I have more than enough money saved to live comfortably the rest of my life. And the few times I’ve had half a can of soda left I’ve always saved it. Humberto Cruz offers personal finance advice. Write him at [email protected]last_img read more

BURGLAR COULD NOT APPEAR IN COURT AFTER HE WAS STABBED

first_imgA man who was caught by Gardai hiding in a wardrobe after robbing two houses has been stabbed before he was due to appear in court yesterday.Matthew Lafferty, 19, stole a laptop computer, television, a DVD players and jewelry when he burgled two houses at Wolfe Tone PLace and Ard Lohan, Letterkenny on February 3rd last.Lafferty, of 35 Fairgreen, Letterkenny, appeared in court last week facing burglary charges. The court heard how a woman had interrupted Lafferty and another man when they were upstairs in her house at Ard Lohan.She ran to call the Gardai and Lafferty was found in a wardrobe in a friend’s house also at Ard Lohan.Lafferty was put on bail and ordered to keep a night-time curfew by Judge Paul Kelly to appear at Letterkenny District Court today.However solicitor Patsy Gallagher told the court that Lafferty could not appear as he had been seriously injured after being stabbed.Inspector David Kelly said three suspects had been identified for the attacked and the investigation was ongoing.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been hospitalised after the attack but had been released.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Lafferty to appear in court again on Thursday, February 16th.BURGLAR COULD NOT APPEAR IN COURT AFTER HE WAS STABBED was last modified: February 14th, 2012 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:burglaryMatthew LaffertySTABBEDlast_img read more

MIRACLE OF KELLY JONES: FAMILY SAYS THANKS TO DONEGAL

first_imgThe family of miracle tourist Kelly Jones have paid tribute to the people of Donegal for helping to find her.In a message sent to donegaldaily.com from the United States last night, her cousin Dana Bailey described Kelly’s rescue from a renovated rectory in Glencolmcille yesterday as “great news.”And in a message to local people, gardai, mountain rescue volunteers, coast guard officials and members of hill walking clubs, Dana told us: “Thanks so much for not giving up the search for my cousin Kelly. “Our family greatly appreciates everyone’s efforts.”Kelly’s dad Ricky is flying in from the southern American state of Georgia tonight and is due to arrive in Ireland tomorrow.The tourist will be interviewed by gardai at Sligo General Hospital later today if she is well enough to answer questions.Gardai want to trace her movements from Saturday past at 11am until her miracle discovery at 12.30pm yesterday when she was spotted inside the old rectory on the outskirts of Glencolmcille – and around 300 metres from the local GAA club where rescue HQ had been set up. CRIME SCENELast night scenes of crime officers from An Garda Siochana sealed off the building for a meticulous forensic examination. Gardai want to know if Kelly was held against her will at any stage.Gardai believe she may have been there for up to three days but aren’t certain at this stage. Two searches were made in the grounds around the building by volunteers. There was no sign of anyone in the house during those searches, though the building – which was locked – was not searched.A window was smashed at the house, but it is unclear whether this was done by rescuers or before they arrived.Kelly was found by local volunteers who noticed her inside the house as they searched the gardens around it. Local garda Odhran McBride was first on the scene. He said he was “delighted” to find her alive.“I was just relieved and wanted to get her medical attention as soon as possible,” said Gda McBride.“I want to pay tribute to all the volunteers and all the local people who spent five days looking for Kelly in and around this area. They showed remarkable community spirit.”The same community spirit was praised by Brian Murray from the Donegal Mountain Rescue. He told us: “We are delighted that Kelly was found alive because to be honest it wasn’t looking good. “We wish her a speedy recovery and are delighted for her and her family over in the States.”And Patrick McBrearty from the Sliabh Liag Hill Walkers tolddonegaldaily.com: “We are delighted that Kelly was found safe and well by gardai and members of our club. We hope she recovers and will be reunited with her family soon.”The garda investigation into her disappearance is well underway. Gardai believe she may have been in the rectory for up to three days but Kelly wasn’t sure how long she had been there or why.Kelly was born in Texas and her family live both there and in Georgia, though recently she was working as a catering manager in Charleston, South Carolina.Donegaldaily.com received a large number of hits from all three States in the past three days since we broke first broke the news of Kelly’s disappearance.MIRACLE OF KELLY JONES: FAMILY SAYS THANKS TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:CRIME SCENEDONEGAL MOUNTAIN REFAMILY THANK DONEGALGardaiGELGlencolmcilleGlencolmkilleKELLY JONES FOUND ALIVElast_img read more

‘SCALING BACK OF NOWDOC SERVICES SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE’ – DONEGAL SINN FÉIN

first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin public representatives, Deputies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and their nine county councillors have expressed their concern about proposals to scale back the NowDoc service in the county. They’ve released a statement saying, “We are concerned about proposals to scale back the NowDoc service in North and West Donegal.“People living in rural areas must have equality of access to vital health services with those living in urban areas. Rather than adequately resource the  NowDoc service across Donegal, the HSE on behalf of the Government have placed the onus to deliver the service onto GPs.This has apparently stretched the resources of many GPs, particularly those serving rural communities.In turn proposals have emerged to reduce the current NowDoc service from a doctor and driver on call from 12pm to 8am at three locations in Carndonagh, Letterkenny and Gweedore down to two doctors and drivers based in Letterkenny but available to travel to meet patients in Carndonagh and Gweedore.The current practice of having a further GP on standby for emergencies will continue”. They continued, “The practical issue here is that many families live a short distance from the surgeries in Carndonagh and Gweedore.“If these proposals become a reality, typically the family calling out of hours and in worry and distress will have to wait much longer than at present for the doctor and driver to arrive.“This is a diminution in service and a loss, no matter how it is presented.“The bottom line is that GPs have been forced into this proposal due to a failure by the HSE to adequately resource the NowDoc service.“People living in rural areas of Donegal are being asked again to accept a scaling back of their primary health service and this is not acceptable. “We Sinn Féin public representatives are opposed to these proposals and we welcome the opposition of the other public representatives.“The HSE need to go back to the drawing board”.‘SCALING BACK OF NOWDOC SERVICES SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE’ – DONEGAL SINN FÉIN was last modified: June 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsPoliticslast_img read more

Secular Evolution Drives Smart People Insane

first_imgIt’s hard to say this delicately, but if left-leaning evolutionists really believe these things, they are certifiably wacko.You know something is nutty when it cannot possibly be true. Any statement that is self-refuting, for instance, is forever false by simple logic. No amount of evidence or argument can change that. Another example is believing contradictory things. Paranoid delusions are a third example of insanity. Finally, rabid hate is a clue something is mentally off. In the following news reports, we won’t claim the believers are stupid; they are obviously not, and some have PhDs. But look at the claims and decide for yourself whether they can hold up to logic or sound evidence.Episode 1: The MatrixDo Brexit and Trump show that we’re living in a computer simulation? (The Conversation). Michael Frazer lists himself as a “Lecturer in Political and Social Theory, University of East Anglia.” In this piece on the popular science dialogue website, he is so incredulous over Trump’s victory and the Brexit vote, he appears to have lost his rational coherence. To him, this is evidence the universe is not real, but a simulation being run by space aliens. He even thinks he knows their moral sense:Recent political events have turned the world upside down. The UK voting for Brexit and the US electing Donald Trump as president were unthinkable 18 months ago. In fact, they’re so extraordinary that some have questioned whether they might not be an indication that we’re actually living in some kind of computer simulation or alien experiment.These unexpected events could be experiments to see how our political systems cope under stress. Or they could be cruel jokes made at our expense by our alien zookeepers. Or maybe they’re just glitches in the system that were never meant to happen. Perhaps the recent mix-up at the Oscars or the unlikely victories of Leicester City in the English Premier League or the New England Patriots in the Superbowl are similar glitches.The problem with using these difficult political events as evidence that our world is a simulation is how unethical such a scenario would be. If there really were a robot or alien power that was intelligent enough to control all our lives in this way, there’s a good chance they’d have developed the moral sense not to do so.Could he possibly know any of this? Some might defend Frazer on the grounds that he is only exploring possibilities. But he could save himself a lot of work by recognizing that the whole idea of arguing for a simulation is self-refuting. If we’re in a simulation, everything is determined. The program would be making him write his opinion on The Conversation. Why not save a step and become a solipsist? The aliens might have his brain in a vat, with electrodes controlling everything he thinks is happening. Reality is unreal. The only way Frazer could step outside of the trap would be to takeon the Yoda Complex, a form of mental self-delusion. It appears that his own left-leaning proclivities are driving him mad at the “unthinkable” political outcomes of recent days. Why are they so unthinkable? Why are they stressful? Why are they a cruel joke? These are marks of a disturbed mind, perhaps a mind accustomed to living in an echo chamber and having to step outside for the first time.Episode II: Intelligent Design is Pseudoscience, but Scientifically UsefulBy anyone’s estimation, the Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb, PhD, is a smart guy. He’s also willing to think outside the box— which is good (see Evolution News 11/04/16, for Loeb’s thoughtful musings on the non-exceptionalism of modern science). His latest outside-the-box venture was published with his Harvard colleague Manasvi Lingam in the Astrophysical Journal, where the two speculate that the fast radio bursts that have baffled astronomers recently (see 2/28/17) might have a non-physical explanation: they might be intentional works of space aliens driving solar-sail spacecraft with energy. SETI, of course, is nothing new, but we will see strange contradictions about this in a moment. His thesis on the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics website explains:The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. However, newly published research suggests that mysterious phenomena called fast radio bursts could be evidence of advanced alien technology. Specifically, these bursts might be leakage from planet-sized transmitters powering interstellar probes in distant galaxies.“Fast radio bursts are exceedingly bright given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven’t identified a possible natural source with any confidence,” said theorist Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking.”What he and his colleague Manasvi Lingam are saying, essentially, is that a design inference might be justified in this case; at least, it’s worth considering. The Discovery Institute, naturally, latched onto this as a welcome development. Like most secular astronomers these days, Loeb probably shuns intelligent design. But here, he is finding a type of design filter useful. That’s the crazy part: holding to opposite viewpoints simultaneously. And he’s not alone: the news media, sharing the same secular worldview, thought his reasoning was perfectly legitimate. None of them found the contradiction in their worldview:Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft? (Mike Wall on Space.com)Could fast radio bursts really be powering alien space ships? (New Scientist)Mike Wall writes thoughtfully,Lingam and Loeb acknowledge the speculative nature of the study. They aren’t claiming that FRBs are indeed caused byaliens; rather, they’re saying that this hypothesis is worthy of consideration.“Science isn’t a matter of belief; it’s a matter of evidence,” Loeb said. “Deciding what’s likely ahead of time limits the possibilities. It’s worth putting ideas out there and letting the data be the judge.”Such lines could have been written by Paul Nelson or any other ID advocate. So that’s the rub; to secularists, intelligent design theory is dangerous and pseudoscientific, except when it’s not.Episode III: Nothing Is SomethingStephen Hawking is smart, right? Sure; he holds the chair of mathematics at Cambridge that Isaac Newton held. But in a case of trying to lift oneself up into the air by one’s own bootstraps, Dr. Hawking teaches that the universe created itself from nothing – and since he is smart, many in Big Media repeat it, and think it’s a profound discovery.  A widely-repeated quote from Hawking’s new book The Grand Design (which is about anything but a designer, since Hawking is an atheist), states: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.” On ID the Future, host Jay Richards recalls a quote from the LA Times review of the book where the reporter says, “This is something that must be believed but not understood.” Dr. John Lennox from Oxford replies with a chuckle, “I think I would put it more strongly than that; it can’t be understood because it is self-contradictory.”Lennox points out at least three self-contradictory propositions in Hawking’s ideas. The first and obvious one is that gravity is not nothing; “a law of gravity without gravity would be meaningless.” Next is Hawking’s claim that the universe made itself from nothing (also proposed by Caltech astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss in his book, A Universe from Nothing). The phrase “X created Y” makes sense, Lennox explains, because it implies the pre-existence of X to explain the existence of Y. But to say “X created X” is irrational, because it presupposes the existence X to explain the existence of X. So if you set X equal to “the universe,” Lennox quips, it shows that “nonsense remains nonsense even if  famous scientists talk it.”The third contradiction is Hawking’s page-one claim that “Philosophy is dead.” But then, Hawking proceeds to write a book on philosophy! Lennox jokes that Hawking and his co-author Leonard Mlodinow “prove that as far they’re concerned, philosophy very much is dead.” In a rhetorical coup, Lennox sheds some heavenly light on the hellish insanity of holding to contradictory ideas. Hawking had ridiculed religion in an interview for The Guardian, saying, “Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” Lennox was asked to respond in The Daily Mail, “Well, if you want a one-liner at that level,” he told the reporter, “atheism is a fairy story for people afraid of the light.”Richards notes that the average person reading Hawking’s statement about the universe creating itself would think, ‘that doesn’t make any sense.’ But there’s something about the stature or the aura around Stephen Hawking, he says, that reasonable people give him a free pass.Brains and reputation cannot rescue nonsense. If something is self-contradictory, there is no hope for it, no matter who says it.We’ll have examples of contradictory evolutionary opinions in a future post – statements that are ridiculously implausible, or that violate evolutionary theory’s own fundamental principles.We should all strive to have coherent belief systems. We should listen to those who disagree with us, and consider their views fairly. We should follow the evidence where it leads. Not doing so is crazy.(Visited 168 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

UK seniors boost South African property

first_img11 May 2012Some of the most expensive properties in South Africa have been bought by foreigners, it’s true. It is also true that the Western Cape especially is home to small colonies of Germans, French and British expats. You can even buy proper Austrian meatloaf and German magazines in Constantia in Cape Town.Currently there is a small, but notable, trend establishing itself: British retirees are increasingly looking to South Africa in their golden years. It turns out that it’s not just due to the fantastic climate or amazing scenery – it’s about saving their pensions.‘Solvency-II for pensions’Due to the worldwide economic crisis, there have recently been a number of proposals – dubbed the “Solvency-II for pensions” – made by the EU that directly affect pensioner’s pockets. The Telegraph reports that the country’s biggest companies (6 850 companies with final salary pension schemes) could see their liabilities skyrocketing to more than double what they are now, and analysts warn that this could force them to close.The bad news continues; according to the Alexander Forbs National Pension Index, retirement incomes in the UK have fallen by £13 000 since 2000. Richard Evans illustrates the real term implications of this in The Telegraph with the analogy that a 30-year-old could expect two-thirds of his or her final salary in 2000. That number has gone down to 39 percent.SA one of seven ‘places to retire’What does any of this have to do with the South African property market?Quite a bit in fact; due to the weak local currency, a British retiree can live well in South Africa – even on a diminished pension. Shelter Offshore, an international expatriate advisory website, indicates that South Africa is currently rated among the seven places to retire for an affordable lifestyle, along with Argentina, Northern Cyprus and Slovenia.Importantly, foreign pensions are not taxed here, whereas a tax-free income limit of £9 205 only will apply as of 2013, after which a tax of 20 percent to 45 percent will take effect in the UK.Craig Featherby, Cape Town-based regional manager of deVere Group, a UK financial advisory firm, recently revealed that “over-55s have lost faith in the UK’s economy, tax and pension system; last year 252 000 people left the UK, and 24 000 of them came to SA.“Certain fears may remain as far as currency fluctuations are concerned, but retiring here must be an attractive option, I think interest might well increase,” believes Jan le Roux, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.It is safe to assume that many of these retirees will invest in the local property market in their favoured areas: Cape Town, the KwaZulu-Natal coast and, occasionally, in Sandton, Johannesburg.Local market to benefitIt is true that foreign investment makes a small contribution to the local property market.According to the FNB Property Barometer, the impact remains unchanged at four percent. The report does look back at the heydays of 2008, where these investments comprised 20 percent of the market. It is safe to say that such peaks will not soon be repeated.“That being said, four percent may sound low but, one must keep the domino effect in mind; today’s sellers are often tomorrow’s buyers,” says le Roux.As such, South Africa isn’t set to become another Mallorca, where over 60 percent of properties are not owned by local Spaniards but by other nationalities. But it does seem that the local property market could benefit from British pensioners moving here.Sapalast_img read more

DuPont Pioneer unveils new hybrids and varieties for 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest DuPont Pioneer announced that it will offer North American growers 53 new top-yielding corn products as part of its expanded lineup for 2017 spring planting. The products range from 72 to 118 comparative relative maturity (CRM) and feature 29 new genetic platforms, all cultivated from the DuPont Pioneer global germplasm collection.“Investments in advanced breeding and research technologies, combined with multiple years of rigorous local testing, have enabled this exciting new class of Pioneer® brand corn products,” said Steve Reno, DuPont Pioneer vice president, business director — U.S. and Canada. “This class is unrivaled in the number of new products, yield potential, and overall agronomic performance. It’s elevating our already strong corn portfolio and expanding options for growers.”New product highlights include:A robust set of new Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® products, thoroughly tested in targeted environments to perform rain or shineExpanded end-use options for yellow food corn, white corn, and conventional (non-GMO) marketsHigh-performance brown midrib (BMR) and silage corn products that deliver tonnage, starch, and high digestibility, along with strong agronomics“Adding these new advancements to the existing commercial lineup of Pioneer brand products means we now offer one of the broadest, most genetically diverse, and high-yielding corn lineups in our history,” said Matt Smalley, DuPont Pioneer research director, North America Maize Product Development.As part of the research and development process, Pioneer conducted nearly 1,100 corn IMPACT™ (Intensively Managed Product Advancement, Characterization and Testing) plot trials during the 2016 growing season to understand the right fit for new products across a wide range of geographies and growing conditions.“I’m proud that we develop our own inbreds and hybrids from elite Pioneer germplasm,” said Smalley.  “Our research and agronomy teams know our products from the start of research and development through commercialization, and they ensure the products are fully tested to perform in variable local environments.”Along with the new corn hybrids for 2017, DuPont Pioneer also announced the introduction of Pioneer® brand A-Series soybean varieties, the highest yielding line of soybeans in its history. These new soybean varieties are the result of innovative soybean research programs and the DuPont Pioneer proprietary Accelerated Yield Technology 4.0 (AYT 4.0).Available for 2017 planting, Pioneer is launching 54 new A-Series soybean varieties from maturity Groups 000 to 7 across North America. In 2016 on-farm Pioneer IMPACT™ plot tests, these varieties produced an average yield advantage of 2.3 bu/acre against 10,000 comparisons of elite competitors at 400 locations.1“This is a historic milestone for Pioneer,” said Steve Reno, vice president, business director – U.S. and Canada. “This new soybean line is producing unprecedented step-change improvements in yields. A-Series will help soybean growers achieve higher yields no matter what their yield goal.”The Pioneer brand A-Series lineup has a broad range of trait options to fit each grower’s unique needs. The North America soybean line consists of more than 30 varieties with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® technology, 11 Glyphosate Tolerant varieties, a Pioneer brand Plenish® high oleic soybean variety plus conventional, LibertyLink® and DuPont™ STS® varieties.  The letter “A” will be part of the Pioneer brand soybean variety names to help growers easily identify the new high-yielding lines.Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans are developed by the industry’s most extensive localized soybean breeding and testing network that is focused on developing high yielding varieties for local environments. Since 2011, Pioneer has increased its local research center network across North America by 30 percent to develop and rigorously test its experimental products in the areas where they will be grown.Pioneer announced in July 2016 it had deployed a new breeding technology called AYT 4.0 across its entire soybean breeding program. The technology has more than doubled the rate of genetic gain of its soybean pipeline and cut the time it takes to bring new products to market. The majority of the A-Series soybean varieties were developed with AYT 4.0.“The investments we have been making in research centers, soybean disease nurseries, innovative technologies and top-notch talent are paying off for growers in A-Series soybeans,” said Reno. “These varieties and new experimental products are being developed and rigorously tested right where they are to be grown by our customers so they have the traits and defensive characteristics needed for local conditions.”Learn more about DuPont Pioneer products and services at pioneer.com or contact your local Pioneer sales professional.last_img read more

Harvest weather outlook

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a first half of September which was 5 to 10 degrees below average, the second half of September will average 5 to 10 degrees above average making September in the end a near average month but marked by significant differences in the month. Temperatures the week of September 19 through 25 will run 10 to 15 degrees above average with no risk of frost.Rainfall will remain limited in most areas for the rest of September as well. Some rainfall will occur Tuesday Sept. 19 through Wednesday Sept. 20. Rainfall will average less than a tenth of an inch in the southeast half of the state to 0.10 to 0.50 inches in the northwest half with isolated higher totals. After Sept. 20, the next chance for rain does not come up until around Sept. 26 or 27.October OutlookTemperatures are likely to relax closer to normal in October after the warm late September. Rainfall is also expected to increase some especially in the second half of October. We expected October rainfall to be near or slightly below average which is close to 2 inches for the month on average.Tropical OutlookTropical activity looks to stay east of Ohio in the coming weeks. In fact, with storms well east it is enhancing high pressure and drier conditions over the region locally. Historically, storms tend to shift into the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico once we get to October and November. We will have to wait and see if some of that moisture would make its way back into our region.Frost/Freeze OutlookThere is really no risk of frost and freeze conditions for the rest of September. At times we do see historically late September frosts in Ohio but none are expected this year.We have been talking in recent months that data suggest a normal to later than normal frost/freeze in Ohio and that looks still to be the case. Sometime in October we will likely see our first widespread frost and possible freeze and typically that arrives the first two or three weeks of October but chances are growing it will be in the middle to end of the month of October.La Nina Watch issued by NOAA Climate Prediction CenterConfidence is still low to moderate but the NOAA Climate Prediction Center has issued a La Nina watch for cooler equatorial Pacific Ocean water this winter.See: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/This could lead to a winter and early next spring that is wetter than normal with temperatures starting winter warmer than normal and turning normal to colder than normal. It is too early to tell, but those are some of the early indications.Two week rainfall outlookThe outlook for the next two weeks is normal to below normal rainfall for early harvest in the eastern corn, soybean and wheat areas with much above normal rainfall in western areas as the NOAA/NWS/OHRFCgraphic shows.last_img read more

Questions About Brazil Packer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association is asking the U.S. treasury secretary to conduct a review of Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods increasing its stake in Kansas City, Missouri-based National Beef Packing.Marfrig announced in mid-November the company would buy the remaining 31% of National Beef, the fourth-largest meatpacker in the U.S. The shares in National Beef had been owned by the investment firm Jefferies Financial Group. Marfrig had already purchased 51% of National Beef from Jefferies and other shareholders in June 2018.National Beef operates two beef packing plants about 80 miles apart in Kansas. One is in Dodge City and the other is in Liberal. National Beef also owns a packing plant in Tama, Iowa, and operates other case-ready and further-processing plants in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kansas, Ohio and Missouri.Marfrig announced the purchase of that 31% of shares from Jefferies is already final.USCA wrote Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday asking him to review the sale under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, known as CFIUS. The committee is made up of members from several federal agencies, and it meets in closed settings to review foreign acquisitions in critical industries involving infrastructure, technology, manufacturing and mining. In recent years, CFIUS has examined multiple major acquisitions in agriculture, but the Treasury Department has not added a representative from USDA and FDA to join the committee for reviews, despite calls from members of Congress.In its letter, USCA cited work from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, highlighting that Brazilian meatpackers have benefitted from subsidized loans and other resources from the Brazilian National Development Bank. Marfrig had also settled an agreement with Brazilian prosecutors, paying $28.73 million to cover damages from an earlier bribery investigation.National Beef did not respond to an email seeking comment.Marfrig and one of its main Brazilian competitors, JBS S.A., are now two of four of the largest meatpackers in the United States with Cargill and Tyson Foods being the other two U.S.-based competitors.USCA President Kenny Graner warned of the growing influence of foreign ownership in U.S. agriculture. In an interview, Graner noted a large share of packing capacity is now controlled by Brazil.“You have these foreign owners buying up a large percentage of our kill capacity here in the U.S.,” Graner said. “What is it to them to give back to our rural communities when they just want to take the profits back to Brazil and utilize the exchange rate and become more profitable in their own countries?”Graner added that President Donald Trump has stressed “America first,” but that runs counter to increased foreign ownership, especially when Brazilian beef competes against the U.S. for global exports. “You’ve got political people in both parties working with these foreign investors, but it’s time to put our ag industry first,” Graner said. “Let’s not allow our industry to be sold off to foreign investors.”If CFIUS were to review the sale, the findings would likely remain undisclosed to the public. CFIUS seldom releases details of its reviews and often releases a single report of its work more than a year afterward.The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee wrote Mnuchin in April 2018 to request a CFIUS review of Marfrig’s initial majority-stake purchase of National Beef. Three other senators signed the letter at the time. The senators cited earlier purchases of major agricultural companies, stating, “It has become increasingly clear that growing foreign investment in U.S. agriculture requires a thorough review process to safeguard the American food system.”The senators added in the 2018 letter that there were also issues over corruption scandals in Brazil “that revealed unacceptable safety and quality issues with Brazilian beef intended for the American market, including Marfrig.”Read the letter here: https://bit.ly/…Grassley said Tuesday he did not recall receiving any response from the Treasury Department regarding the letter. Responding to a question from DTN, Grassley also said he does not think CFIUS takes foreign investment in agriculture as seriously as other industries.“No, but that’s probably because the ignorance of agriculture inside the beltway mentality here,” Grassley said.In October, Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote Mnuchin also raising concerns about Brazilian meatpackers and their expansion in the U.S. Menendez and Rubio specifically asked CFIUS to investigate JBS S.A.’s acquisitions in the U.S.USCA stated the group “believes an investigation into the activities of Marfrig Global Foods is necessary to ensure the safe, affordable and abundant food supply that our nation currently enjoys.”Read the Menendez and Rubio letter here: https://bit.ly/…On Nov. 17, Marfrig’s board of directors unanimously voted to increase Marfrig’s ownership interest in National Beef. Marfrig recently announced its third quarter results showing its North American quarterly revenue at just under $2.25 billion and gross income at $374 million for the quarter. Marfrig also recently signed a partnership with ADM to produce more plant-based products.Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(BAS/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Seven Savings Strategies for Military Families

first_imgBy Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] money is a frequent topic of conversation for service members during the month of February. Between the receipt of tax refunds by early filers, the America Saves and Military Saves campaigns run by the Consumer Federation of America, and the Save Your Refund contest, many people are promoting savings.The Military Families Learning Network is sponsoring a free webinar called Savings Strategies for Military Families on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. ET. The webinar will cover reasons for saving money, including peace of mind and to have cash available for emergencies and future financial goals.To calculate how much savings is required to achieve a financial goal, divide the amount needed by the time (e.g., number of months) available to save. For example, if you want to save $5,000 by next year, you’ll need to put aside $416.67 ($5,000 divided by 12) a month, or $96.15 ($5,000 divided by 52) a week. Use this worksheet to develop a savings plan.Many people say, “There’s no way I can save any money!” However, later, they find that they can save when they really put their minds to it. Below are seven saving strategies to get started:Pay Yourself First (PYF) – Make saving an “expense” in your spending plan, just like rent or loan payments. To make PYF easy, automate savings through an employer credit union or retirement savings plan or through monthly transfers from a checking account to a savings account or money market fund.Continue Paying A Loan – If you’re about to pay off a car loan or student loan, continue making the same monthly payment – to yourself! You are already used to making this payment so you won’t feel deprived.Bank A Windfall – Whenever you receive unexpected money – an inheritance, bingo winnings, retroactive pay, an insurance dividend, etc. – put at least part of it into savings.Save “Extra” Paychecks – If you are paid bi-weekly, in two months of each year you will receive three paychecks. Employees who are paid weekly will receive an “extra” check in four months of each year. The months vary with each year’s calendar and the day on which you are paid. Save at least part of this money.Save Coupon Money – Set aside the amount you “save” by using coupons at a supermarket or drugstore. Your cash register receipt will indicate the amount that was saved. If you save $20 a week using coupons, put the “savings” (the money you did not spend) into savings account. That’s over $1,000 over the course of a year!Collect Loose Change – Empty out your pockets and wallet and put loose change in a jar. Then periodically deposit the change into a savings account. Studies show that over three-quarters of Americans have a stash of loose change and over half of Americans add to it regularly.Break an Expensive Habit – Every time you don’t buy a donut at coffee break or spend money in a vending machine, save the money you didn’t spend. Ditto for fancy coffee, lottery tickets, and other money “nibblers.”Successful savers develop a spending plan (budget), include savings for emergencies and future financial goals as fixed “expenses,” and automate savings deposits so they don’t require ongoing self-control, Remember that small steps matter. If you want to save $1,000 in a year, pay attention to where nickels and dimes go every day. For more information about saving money, visit AmericaSaves.org.last_img read more

Dutch part-timers aim to shock at World Cup

first_imgAs most of the Dutch team was packing its orange bags in the country’s only indoor nets on a freezing night in late January, hard-hitting all-rounder Ryan Ten Doeschate was gearing up to play for Tasmania against New South Wales in the finals of Australia’s Twenty20 competition.Ryan Ten DoeschateSouth African-born Ten Doeschate and South Australia’s Tom Cooper are the higher-profile players in a Netherlands team of relative unknowns that is also made up of students, a tobacconist and a hamburger restaurant owner. Many of the players had to take time off work or study to travel to the World Cup.But the Dutch part-timers have proven in the past they are capable of pulling off a shock, beating hosts England by four wickets in the opening match of the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup.”The target for us is obviously to cause upsets, make an impression,” New Zealand-born captain Peter Borren said. “And to do that, we need to knock off one of the big boys.”Realistically, however, the Netherlands will be targeting their two last Group B matches, against Bangladesh and Ireland as games to win.Before those two matches, the Netherlands takes on England in its opener at Nagpur on Feb. 22, followed by West Indies, South Africa and India.Borren said subcontinent cricket is not new to the team as it embarks on its fourth World Cup campaign.”In the last four years we’ve probably been to India maybe five or six times so everyone’s had some experience there,” he said. “But obviously not all that much experience playing at that level in those conditions.”advertisementNetherlands made its World Cup debut in 1996 and appeared at the last two editions of cricket’s showcase tournament in 2003 and 2007. So far its only two World Cup wins have been over fellow minnows Namibia, in 2003, and Scotland in 2007.Selector and former captain Tim de Leede said the Netherlands has no genuinely fast pace bowler to spearhead its attack and will rely on steady medium pacers and a pair of economical slow bowlers – off spinner Adeel Raja and left arm orthodox Pieter Seelaar.”They have to bowl line and length and hopefully the fielders will do as well as they possibly can to support them,” De Leede said.In its race to catch up with the rest of the cricketing world, the Netherlands has been using specialist fielding, batting, bowling and wicketkeeping coaches and has a full-time coach, Australian Peter Drinnen.”They have more professionals than ever. They have a full-time coach, they have specialists coming in … so there are really no excuses any more,” De Leede said.Batting is the Netherlands’ strongest suit, with Eric Szwarczynski, a fluid strokemaker who has a knack for finding gaps in the field and Worcester’s Alexei Kervezee likely to open. Pakistan-born bowler Mudassar Bukhari – usually a lower order hitter – also can open in limited-overs matches.The middle order will feature professionals Ten Doeschate, Borren and Cooper, who has a one-day average of 65.44 in his 10 matches for the Netherlands – most of them against second-tier associate opposition, including 80 not out on debut against Scotland.Seelaar says the likes of Borren and Ten Doeschate have changed the way many homegrown players approach the game and he hopes the new mind set will pay dividends at the World Cup.”I think we now are getting close to a professional setup now,” he said. “The pros teach us how to be pros.”last_img read more

China Open: Indian Challenge Over as B Sai Praneeth Crashes Out in Quarters

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Changzhou: B Sai Praneeth suffered a three-game loss to world no.9 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the quarterfinals to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament here on Friday.Almost a month after dispatching the Indonesian en route his historic world championships bronze at Basel, world no.15 Praneeth went down to the same opponent 21-16 6-21 16-21 in 55 minutes to end his campaign here. Ginting will now take on eighth-seeded Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, who had clinched the silver at the World Championships.Praneeth, who had reached the finals of Swiss Open early this year, came into the match with a 3-2 advantage in the head-to-head count against Ginting but he ran out of steam after winning the opening game.Praneeth opened up a 3-0 lead early on and then kept widening the gap, reaching 11-3 at the break.Ginting tried to make a comeback and was 11-14 at one stage but the Indian ensured there were no hiccups as he pocketed the opening game comfortably.In the second game, Ginting galloped to a 9-4 lead after grabbing six straight points and entered the interval with a cushion of 11-5.The Indonesian continued to rule the roost after the break, jumping to a massive 18-6 lead and soon roared back into the contest.The decider was a close affair as Praneeth erased a 2-6 deficit to catch up with Ginting and was ahead 11-7 at the breather. A fighting Ginting, however, turned the tables after reeling off six points on the trot to reach 13-12.The Indonesian kept his hold on the proceedings after that to grab four match points and converted it easily to enter the semifinals.Last month, Praneeth had reached the semifinals of the World Championships to end India’s 36-year wait for a men’s singles medal at the tournament.He emulated legendary Prakash Padukone, who had also won a bronze at the 1983 edition. b sai praneethbadmintonChangzhouchina open First Published: September 20, 2019, 2:06 PM ISTlast_img read more

Toolkit supports automotive-quality AI

first_img Continue Reading Previous Development platform to offer open unified environmentNext Designing electronic speed controllers for drones NXP Semiconductors rolled out a new deep learning toolkit called eIQ Auto. NXP is seeking to set itself apart from competitors by making its tools “automotive-quality.” NXP’s goal is to make it easier for AV designers to implement deep learning in vehicles.The development of autonomous vehicles (AV) does not necessarily require either artificial intelligence or deep learning. Simply put, not all AVs need to be AI-driven. And yet the rapid advancements and improved accuracy of deep learning are alluring to developers seeking to improve their highly automated vehicles.The difficulty of validating safety of AI-driven AVs persists, however. Safety researchers worry about the “black-box” nature of deep learning, and that’s only one of several thorny issues. It remains uncertain whether AV designers can verify and validate a continuously learning AI system, or if an AI feature, once deployed in dedicated hardware inside a vehicle, will behave the same as when it was developed and trained on a larger, more powerful computer system.Despite such concerns, both AV and safety communities recognize that AI is not a topic they can avoid discussing.With the release of draft specifications for UL 4600 last week, Phil Koopman, CTO of Edge Case Research, told us, “We will go after full autonomy head-on.”UL 4600, a safety standard for evaluating autonomous products currently under development at Underwriters’ Laboratories, neither assumes nor mandates that deep learning should be deployed inside AVs. But the standard covers the validation of any machine-learning and other autonomy functions used in life-critical applications.Automotive-grade software tool kit for deep learningAgainst this backdrop, NXP Semiconductors introduced its eIQ Auto deep learning toolkit.“Most deep-learning frameworks and neural nets developed thus far are used for consumer applications such as vision, speech and natural language,” observed Ali Osman Ors, director, Automotive AI Strategy and Partnerships at NXP Semiconductors. They are not necessarily developed with life-critical applications in mind.Click here for larger image (Source: NXP)(Source: NXP) Click here for larger imageNXP, a leading automotive chip supplier, is going a step further by making its software toolkit compliant with Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability dEtermination (A-SPICE). A-SPICE is a set of guidelines developed by German automakers to improve software development processes.NXP explained that its eIQ Auto tool set — designed specifically for NXP’s S32V234 processor — will help AV developers “optimize the embedded hardware development of deep learning algorithms and accelerate the time to market.”Asked if there are similar auto-grade tool kits available for deep learning, Ors said, “Some car OEMs might have designed their own tools in-house. But as far as I know, I haven’t seen other automotive chip vendors offering automotive-quality software tool kits like ours for deep learning.”Pruning, quantization and compressingThe process of data preparation and training (learning) and the process of AI deployment (inference) on embedded systems are well understood.Today, AV developers are said to be collecting data at 4Gigabytes per second as their test vehicles drive on public roads. Cleaning up and annotating such a huge amount of data and prepping it for training data can be very costly. In some cases, the data-labeling processing alone can financially cripple algorithm developers and AV startups.But equally challenging to AV designers, though little discussed publicly, are the arduous tasks involved in optimizing a trained AI model and converting it for deployment (on inference engines). Ors explained that NXP’s tool accelerates the process of “quantization, pruning and compressing” the neural network.By pruning, Ors means removing redundant connections present in the neural net architecture, by cutting out unimportant weights. Of course, a new “pruned” model will lose accuracy. Hence, the model has to be fine-tuned after pruning to restore its accuracy.Next up, quantization creates an “efficient computing process,” said Ors. It involves bundling weights by clustering them or rounding them off so that the same number of connections can be represented using less memory. Another common technique is converting floating-point weights to fixed point representation by rounding off. As with pruning, the model must be fine-tuned after quantization.AV designers evaluate the accuracy of the converted model by running test data (which the deep learning system hasn’t seen before) and further fine-tune the model.Click here for larger image (Source: NXP)(Source: NXP) Click here for larger imagePartitioning workloadBeyond that, eIQ Auto, said NXP, “partitions the workload and selects the optimum compute engine for each part of the neural network.” It speeds the process of hand-crafting the inference engine, because the tool can help AV designers figure out which tasks run best among CPU, DSP or GPU, Ors explained. He said that eIQ Auto can’t be used for non-NXP devices, as the tool must be intimately familiar with what’s happening inside the processor.>> Continue reading the next section, “Where AI is applied inside AV”, on page two of this article originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “NXP Touts Auto-Grade AI Toolkit for AVs.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Solutions last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton happy to go into summer break with 24-point lead

first_imgDefending champion Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead over Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel after an easy victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton, who won from pole position, is now 24 points ahead of second-placed Vettel after back-to-back victories.The four-time champion recorded his fifth win of the season and has now accumulated 213 points going into the summer break.The Mercedes’s star driver is now looking forward to enjoying almost a month-long break before they return for the next race in Belgium.”I really could only have dreamed that we would be in the position that we are in right now,” he told reporters. “I’m really happy, going into the break, particularly with back-to-back wins.”I think that boost will last a long time for our team and it’s encouraging for everyone so I’m excited for the break,” added the Briton.”We’ve definitely had ups and downs in this Championship, it’s such a rollercoaster ride – but the team has just remained strong.”More from @LewisHamilton https://t.co/FCeXjGTGmr #HungarianGP pic.twitter.com/LIn2pbqA3dMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 29, 2018Vettel took the chequered flag 17.1 seconds behind, after surviving a late collision with Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas who also banged bodywork with Red Bull’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo.Ferrari, mourning the death of former chairman Sergio Marchionne, had Kimi Raikkonen finish third to complete a podium of champions on a dry and sweltering afternoon at the Hungaroring outside Budapest.The victory was Hamilton’s record sixth in Hungary and 67th of his career.advertisementIn a race effectively decided by Saturday’s wet qualifying, when Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid against expectation, Hamilton was never challenged.”We came here knowing Ferrari would be really quick this weekend so to come out with these points, we’ll definitely take it as a bonus,” said Hamilton in a pitlane interview after embracing team members.What a beautiful day its been! Im so proud of the hard work, vision and determination by our team. A huge, huge thank you to everyone. Challenges were definitely presented to us this weekend and we overcame them together @MercedesAMGF1 #HungarianGP #F1 @latimages pic.twitter.com/402taEflvKLewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) July 29, 2018″I’m really happy with how strong it’s come in the last couple of races. We’ve got to come strong in the next half,” added the 33-year-old, who won in Germany from 14th place on the grid a weekend earlier.Tyre strategies were also crucial at a relatively slow and twisty circuit where overtaking is always difficult, with track temperatures hovering around 50 degrees Celsius.Vettel started on the softs and went for a longer first stint than Mercedes, worried by Ferrari’s quick getaways, who opted for ultrasofts that were quicker at the start but faded more rapidly.Lining up in fourth place on the grid, Vettel grabbed third from Raikkonen immediately but could not find a way past Bottas who slotted in behind Hamilton as a defence against the red threat.”We were out of position. I think we could have gone with Lewis today with the race pace,” said Vettel.”P2 is not really what we wanted this weekend but I think it was the maximum today.”ANGRY VERSTAPPENRaikkonen, without water during the race after Ferrari forgot to connect the bottle, made two stops and agreed third – his fifth successive podium finish – was the best he could have hoped for in the circumstances.”We caught up with Bottas after the first stop but there was no chance to overtake. So our option was to stop again and try again. At least we got one place back but far from ideal,” said the Finn.”I think we had pretty good speed today. But what can you do? Sometimes it’s like that, but you take the points and go on to the next one.”Ricciardo, starting 12th, finished fourth but his Dutch team mate Max Verstappen retired early on with a Renault engine failure that infuriated both driver and team boss Christian Horner.”We pay multi-millions of pounds for these engines and for first class, or state-of-the-art, product and you can see it’s quite clearly some way below that,” said Horner.Bottas ended up fifth, and was handed a 10 second post-race penalty for the Ricciardo collision, with French driver Pierre Gasly sixth for Toro Rosso.Kevin Magnussen was a lapped seventh for Haas, lifting the U.S.-owned team to fifth and ahead of Force India, with double world champion Fernando Alonso eighth for McLaren on his 37th birthday.advertisementCarlos Sainz took two points for Renault in ninth and Romain Grosjean made sure of another for Haas.(Report courtesy Reuters)last_img read more

As fighters, as entertainers, as a team, this Argentina project has failed

first_imgLionel Messi ‘It hurts my soul’: Argentina fans in Buenos Aires react to Croatia defeat – video Topics Share on Messenger Pinterest Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook The squad that had to perform to the tune of that shambolic backdrop consisted mostly of the last standing warriors of a bygone generation, and a few novices whose first taste of representing the country was being thrown to the wolves without any sensible preparation. And Messi, whose block was total. Read more Share via Email Shambolic, frenzied, anarchic – and Argentina crisis has Messi at its heart World Cup Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email 0:29 On 22 June 1986 a single Argentina player managed to surpass all that by scoring two goals, one with his hand and the other a stunning solo run that still ranks as one the best in history. Those few minutes on the pitch shifted the focus for ever and opened the gateways for further volumes; poets, intellectuals, investigative journalists and conspiracy theorists would be occupied for 20 years more producing great works that only a muse of Maradonian proportions could inspire. Argentina went on to lift the World Cup again.Fast-forward to 21 June 2018. Argentina, having entered the World Cup with a small player widely regarded as the Goat – an unfortunate acronym for Greatest Of All Time – with the ghosts of these two tournaments weighing heavily on his shoulders, have all but disappeared. Ninety agonising minutes of a shambolic performance, featuring a completely absent and disconnected Lionel Messi and a terrible goalkeeping faux pas that sunk spirits on the pitch, opened the way for a worthy Croatia’s 3-0 win.The blame game and finger‑pointing started swiftly. Within an hour an audio file of Diego “Cholo” Simeone – purportedly having a private conversation with his Atlético Madrid assistant Germán “Mono” Burgos – was viral online. “But if you had to pick one for your team, who would you choose: Messi or Ronaldo?” his distinctive voice says.Jorge Sampaoli, who a year into the job has not fielded the same team twice, who has always proclaimed a love for a back three yet never until this fateful night deployed one, who has been repeating ad infinitum that what he was working towards was “connectivity” that would bring out the best Messi, had left the pitch insulted and insulting. “Smoke seller,” angry Argentina fans said.He assumed responsibility for the fiasco and said “the project failed” before, as if immediately aware that these words were digging a deeper grave, corrected himself: “The project of this game failed.”Minutes later a journalist confronted Sergio Agüero with a slight edit: “Sampaoli says the players didn’t adapt to the project.” Agüero looked startled. “He can say whatever he likes,” he uttered with a killer look in his eyes and walked off. By morning rumours of resignations and mutiny had been raised and denied several times.There is no sign the that Argentinian Football Association can steer the path to a brighter future. For the past four years it has talked of rebuilding, restructuring and reforming but all it has managed to do is repeat, relive and reinforce the worst traits and attitudes. Perhaps most damagingly, it opened bids for a youth training project and chose one that was not even part of the bidding contest. Until 15 years ago the country had boasted, for the better part of a century, some of the best and most progressive child and adolescent development traditions in world football. That has been obliterated. Twitter center_img Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content If football is a war game, a strategic proposal to defeat an adversary through carefully rehearsed combat manoeuvres, a tactically weak and psychologically frail Argentina did not achieve this: the project has failed.It is as if the doors of perception have been opened and everything is finally presented before us as it is. A circus with bitter clowns, no safety net under the trapeze, a malnourished caged tiger and a knife-thrower who aims at the heart of his sidekick. The lady in the box is sawn in half and the chained man in the glass box of water is not even trying to break free. Play Video Share on WhatsApp World Cup features It was clear as the national anthem played that something else was on Messi’s mind. He looked down and scratched his forehead, as if trying to remove something from his head. After that he was largely absent. The superlative Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was generous in the mixed zone: “Messi is an incredible player but in football you need help from the team. We were able to close down spaces and stop Mascherano and other players from passing to him. He is a great, great player but he can’t do everything alone.” Sampaoli also tried in vain to detract fault from Messi.“Yes, yes! Yes, I want Messi to do it!” one deranged pundit on Argentinian TV screamed at the camera, banging on the table. “You, Messi: I want you to do it! I’m asking you!” he continued.If football is escapism and the fans were hoping to forget the torrid times of rising unemployment and galloping devaluation for a few minutes, the project has most certainly failed.If football is a game of beauty and entertainment to be enjoyed by players and observers alike, the project has most certainly failed. It was painful to watch, not only for Argentinians, and those young men who took to the pitch were definitely not enjoying it. In fact, their suffering was palpable. Argentina on brink as Ante Rebic sparks rout to put Croatia through Read more World Cup 2018 On 21 June 1978 Argentina’s World Cup defeat of Peru went down in history as one of the most controversial games ever. The goalfest and intelligent football that unfolded on that cold night in Rosario, as the wonderful Mario Kempes found his feet on his home turf of yesteryear, were eclipsed by allegations which kept conspiracy theorists and investigative journalists busy for years. Argentina, aware they needed to win by at least four goals to progress in their home tournament, triumphed 6-0 amid rumours that an exchange of grain between the countries had been brokered in the dressing room. They went on to lift the trophy. Argentina Eduardo Salvio looks dismayed as Croatia celebrate. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Jonathan Wilson last_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd Wraps Up Capital Increase

first_imgzoom German liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd completed the planned capital increase of EUR 370 million (USD 453.5m) as part of the business combination with the Chilean shipping company Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV). As planned, CSAV subscribed to EUR 259 million (USD 317.5m) and Kühne Maritime made a cash contribution of EUR 111 million (USD 136m). The capital increase had already been agreed upon mid-April with the signing of the contracts to combine CSAV’s container business with Hapag-Lloyd. It was to be implemented by the end of 2014.After the capital increase, the shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd AG hold the following stakes: CSAV with 34%, HGV (City of Hamburg) 23.2%, Kühne Maritime 20.8%, TUI 13.9%, Signal Iduna 3.3%, HSH Nordbank 1.8%, M.M.Warburg & CO 1.8% (including two private investors) and HanseMerkur 1.1%. CSAV, HGV and Kühne Maritime have agreed to pool 51% of the shares in Hapag-Lloyd in order to discuss and make key decisions together in the future.The capital increase was a requirement for releasing the bond with a volume of EUR 250 million (USD 306.5m) that had already been placed successfully on November 20.The proceeds from the bond with a maturity of five years will be used for the early redemption of the Hapag-Lloyd Euro bond due in October 2015. The redemption will take place on December 23.last_img read more

Calgary newspaper columnists take on Kavanaugh nomination triggers backlash

first_imgCALGARY – A Calgary Herald newspaper column on sexual misconduct accusations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh has prompted two women on Calgary city council to shun interview requests from the paper.In her Wednesday column headlined “Kavanaugh doesn’t deserve this. What happened in high school stays in high school,” Naomi Lakritz wrote that the #MeToo movement has created the equivalent of a Salem witch trial for Kavanaugh.The column triggered a backlash on social media, including Twitter announcements from councillors Jyoti Gondek and Druh Farrell that they would not accept interview requests from the paper until the editorial was retracted and an apology issued.In a statement to CTV Calgary, Herald editor-in-chief Lorne Motley says freedom of speech is important and the columnist’s role at a newspaper is to express an opinion.Three women have come forward since Kavanaugh’s nomination was announced with allegations that include sexual assault, indecent exposure and sexual misconduct.One of them — Christine Blasey Ford — testified before a U.S. Senate hearing Thursday that the nominee assaulted her in 1982, but Kavanaugh refuted the accusation when he later appeared before the panel.In her tweet, Gondek wrote that while she is not a “big newsmaker,” she will not be replying to interview requests from Calgary Herald journalists “until the editorial board recognizes the impact of their decision to minimize the gravity of high school sexual assault.”Farrell said in her posting that although the newspaper has some great writers, “I can’t stand by while sexual assault is trivialized. I stand with my colleague (Gondek) in support of women. I won’t be taking interview requests until they retract and apologize.”Other social media postings have called for the cancellation of Herald subscriptions, or the pulling of advertising.Early Thursday afternoon, Lakritz issued a statement to CTV Calgary saying she was not weighing in on whether Kavanaugh is guilty or not.“I obviously don’t have any knowledge of that. What I’m saying is that whatever someone allegedly did as a 15-year-old should not count against him when he’s a man of 53, decades removed from the teenager he once was. Were we all perfect angels at 15? I doubt it. Would we want something we may have done at 15 to affect our lives as mature adults at 40 or 50? Obviously not.”Lakritz said the councillors who have decided to boycott the paper’s reporters “are obviously sadly unaware of the principles of free speech.”The Herald said in its Friday edition that its editorial pages reflect a variety of opinions, with the goal of stirring debate.“We do believe in open debate, vigorous dialogue and free speech, including — of course — for those people who have been subjected to sexual assault and sexual misconduct. Those who stand up to their abusers and those who share their stories should be applauded, not shouted down. Their decisions to speak their truth are actions that merit consideration and respect.” (CTV Calgary, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Govt Includes Two NGOs in National AntiCorruption Commission Defying Rumors

Rabat – The government appears to have taken back its decision to deny civil society a position in the National Anti-Corruption Commission, instead giving two Moroccan NGOs seats in the commission for a two-year term as full members.Having reviewed the executive text of the composition of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, the head of the commission, El Othmani said during a meeting of the Governing Council on September 21 that two seats will be reserved for the NGOs.“In principle, it is the most representative NGO in this field [anti-corruption] that will be given the seats. However, it will be up to the head of government, the president of the commission, to decide by decree,” reported Telquel. The executive draft setting out the hierarchy of power within the commission had sparked controversy, as it stated that NGOs would not have the status of full members.The director of Transparency Maroc, Fouad Zirari, said to the same source on June 5 that he had learned “by rumor” that civil society organiations would not be invited to the new National Anti-Corruption Commission.“We were involved in the preparation of the national anti-corruption strategy adopted two years ago, which would systematically be followed by the creation of an anti-corruption commission. We learned that the government has finally decided to create a commission alone, without the participation of NGOS and civil society,” said Zirari.The president claimed that “the government does not really have the will to fight against corruption, otherwise it would have integrated the civil society without which nothing could be possible in this fight. The commission would only become a is only a showcase to make a good impression on the international scene.” read more

Germany to mull carbon tax as part of national climate pact

BERLIN — Germany’s environment minister says the government will discuss introducing a carbon tax as part of its national plan to curb climate change.Speaking after the first meeting of a special “climate Cabinet,” German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Wednesday that government ministers would, over the coming months, put forward proposals for cutting greenhouse gases in the areas they oversee.Germany’s transport ministry opposes sector-specific targets, but Schulze insisted “everyone will have to shoulder some of the responsibility.”She also displayed openness to some kind of carbon tax. Other countries have already introduced carbon pricing to discourage the burning of fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gases and stoke global warming.Schulze said of such carbon taxes that “there are many different models that will also be debated in Cabinet.”The Associated Press read more

DR of Congo more than 1600 Rwandan fighters undergo disarmament screening

On 10 November, nearly 1,800 unarmed men – most of them young, and some injured or handicapped – were presented to MONUC in Kamina for the opening ceremony of the census and identification operation, according to MONUC.UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for the DRC, Amos Ngongi, and a delegation from the European Union, led by Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel, will be in Kamina tomorrow to witness the last day of the operation.

UN Security Council extends Liberias diamond and timber export sanctions

Expressing broad criticism of Liberia’s Transitional Government, the United Nations Security Council today unanimously extended for six months the existing sanctions against the West African country’s diamond exports, which it said have been increasing, and re-established a panel to investigate if and how funds are being raised to buy weapons to foment new violence. Describing the context in which it was making its decision on diamonds, the Council noted its concern over “the increase in unlicensed mining and illegal exports of diamonds and the National Transitional Government of Liberia’s agreement to, and lack of transparency in, granting exclusive mining rights to a single company.”On this basis, therefore, it said, it would renew the measures on diamond exports imposed by its embargo of 2003 for a further period of six months from the date of adoption of this resolution.It urged the NTGL to intensify its efforts, with the support of the peacekeeping UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), “to establish its authority over the diamond-producing areas, and to work towards establishing an official Certificate of Origin regime for trade in rough diamonds that is transparent and internationally verifiable, with a view to joining the Kimberley Process.” Kimberley verifies that the exports are not “blood diamonds” being sold to buy arms for militias.Even though the presence of UNMIL had improved security, the Security Council said, the NTGL had not extended its authority over the country’s timber producing areas, or its borders and, although there was no evidence now of illegal timber exports, the NTGL had undertaken few of the reforms that would lead to the lifting of the export embargo.The Council called on the NTGL, therefore, “urgently to intensify its efforts to reform the Forestry Development Authority, to implement the Liberia Forest Initiative and to implement the Forest Concession Review Committee’s recommendations for reform, which will ensure transparency, accountability and sustainable forest management and contribute towards the lifting of the measures on timber.”It invited the Government to consider hiring independent, temporary, external advisers on the management of Liberia’s diamond and timber resources so as to increase investor confidence and attract additional donor support.The NTGL had not established the transparent financial accounting that would ensure that government revenues were not being used for fuelling conflict, but were used, instead, for the benefit of the Liberian people. Without this improvement, the Council said it would not unfreeze funds, other financial assets and economic resources seized last year.Former President Charles Taylor, now living in exile in Nigeria, and his associates continued to be banned from using stolen property to interfere in restoring peace and stability in Liberia and the sub-region, the Council said. read more

Airbus seals deal during Singapore Airshow for 20 of its superjumbo A380s

Airbus seals deal during Singapore Airshow for 20 of its superjumbo A380s From left, John Leahy, chief operating officer of Airbus, Amedeo CEO Mark Lapidus and Fabrice Bregier, president and CEO of Airbus, pose at a media conference in Singapore, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Airbus announced its second major aircraft order of the Singapore Airshow with a deal to deliver 20 of its superjumbo A380s to leasing company Amedeo. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair) SINGAPORE – Airbus announced its second major aircraft order of the Singapore Airshow with a deal Wednesday to deliver 20 of its superjumbo A380s to leasing company Amedeo.The 20 planes are worth about $8.3 billion but list prices are often discounted for big buyers.The order is a boost for the European plane maker because A380 sales have fallen short of expectations.Amedeo CEO Mark Lapidus said the A380s will be delivered between 2016 and 2020.A day earlier, low cost carrier VietJetAir signed a deal to buy more than 90 Airbus A320 jets worth about $9.1 billion at sticker prices. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2014 8:30 pm MDT read more

Agnico Eagles Q2 net profit is US377 million revenue rises on higher

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Agnico Eagle’s Q2 net profit is US$37.7 million, revenue rises on higher output TORONTO – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSX:AEM) had US$37.7 million of net income in the second quarter and the profit would have been higher without costs associated with its acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Osisko Mining, in partnership with Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI).Agnico Eagle’s profit for the three months ended June 30 amounted to 20 cents per share, which compares with a net loss of $24.4 million or 14 cents per share a year earlier.Excluding a US$6.1-million item related to Osisko, foreign exchange, stock options and a non-recurring gain, Agnico would have had US$52.8 million of net income or 28 cents per share in the second quarter.Its revenue was US$437.8 million, up from $336.4 million in the second quarter of 2013, due to significantly higher gold production volumes.Agnico Eagle said its production benefitted from higher grades of ore at its Meadowbank mine in Nunavut and contributions from production at Goldex and La India.“With the closing of the Osisko transaction in the second quarter, we are now working closely with our partner Yamana to optimize the Canadian Malartic mine and maximize the potential of the Kirkland Lake portfolio,” Sean Boyd, Agnico’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement issued Wednesday after markets closed..Agnico Eagle also said Wednesday that it’s increasing its 2014 production guidance to about 1.35 million ounces, which is above the 2014 guidance range of 1.175 million to 1.205 million ounces. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 30, 2014 5:10 pm MDT read more

UN mission welcomes start of audit of Afghan presidential runoff election

The audit is part of a plan brokered by the United States and agreed to by the two candidates in the run-off, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, who have committed to participating in and abiding by its results. It involves a complete audit of the results of the run-off held on 14 June – roughly eight million ballots – in Kabul with monitoring by national and international observers. UNAMA said in a statement that the process is being conducted by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC), under close and extensive supervision led by the UN. The Director of the UN Electoral Assistance Division, Craig Jenness, is in Kabul to supervise the preparations for the unprecedented audit. The IEC is also being assisted by the experts from the UN Development Programme (UNDP).Conducted in accordance with international standards, the audit will abide by an IEC checklist as well as UN recommendations. Any disputes and outstanding questions will be referred to the UN for advice, including on international best practices. The UN will also provide advice to the IEC Board of Commissioners throughout the process, the Mission said.In addition to several international election observers in the country to monitor the review, agents of the Presidential candidates, various international media and UN advisors are also taking part in ensuring the audit’s fairness and objectivity. UNAMA said it hopes the audit will strengthen the credibility of the country’s electoral process and that the results will be accepted by the two campaigns as well as all Afghans. For weeks, both presidential candidates had requested a full investigation of serious and credible allegations of fraud and have strongly urged measures that would separate fraudulent ballots from valid votes. UNAMA had shared these concerns and supported an extensive and thorough investigation and audit. read more

UN rights office deplores racist incident in buildup to European football match

The incident occurred on Tuesday as the fans were en route via Paris Métro to watch the Champions League tie between Paris Saint-Germain and the London-based football team. They were filmed chanting a chorus that flaunted their racism as they prevented a French citizen of African descent from boarding the train at the Richelieu-Drouot Metro station. “In recent years we have been engaging in discussions with both FIFA [Fédération Internationale de Football Association] and UEFA [Union of European Football Associations] about exploring ways to enhance the effort to drum racism out of football after numerous examples of racist behaviour by football fans, especially inside stadiums,” the High Commissioner’s spokesperson, Rupert Colville, told a press briefing in Geneva earlier today. “The events in the Richelieu-Drouot Metro station in Paris show that much work remains to be done before racism is truly eradicated from sport, let alone from society at large.” Mr. Colville acknowledged that as the filmed incident garnered attention through its extensive distribution in the media, condemnation of the fans’ behaviour had been widespread and forthcoming. As a result, he added, the UN rights agency welcomed the condemnation by politicians, media and other commentators as well as the decision by French and British authorities to launch an investigation. Nonetheless, he continued, it remained important to recognize that the racism exhibited at the Richelieu-Drouot Metro station was not an isolated event. A recently released UN report investigating the roots of racism in sport has, in fact, acknowledged numerous examples of European football-related incidents in which players were racially targeted with monkey calls and had bananas thrown at them, as well as the rising presence of far-right and nationalist groups in stadia across the continent.“Similar acts of cruel and casual racism take place every single day, all across Europe, without arousing much indignation, because they are not caught on camera,” Mr. Colville said. “It is important to build on the outrage created by this snapshot of the ugly face of racism, to re-energize the effort to combat it in all its forms wherever it occurs.” read more

Large mining acquisitions decreased by 66 in 2009

first_imgWith the rapid onset of the worldwide recession in late 2008, marked by sharp drops in commodity prices that continued well into 2009 – especially among base metals – acquisitions activity almost ground to a halt. This is one of the findings from Metals Economic Group’s (MEG) recent Strategic Report. The publication shows that the volume of large acquisitions in 2009 decreased by 66% from 2008, the third consecutive annual decrease in acquisitions spending since the historical high in 2006. Although in nominal terms the 2009 total was still the fifth-highest annual total in the past ten years, the steep year-on-year drop from 2008 is slightly more than the 65% decline from 2001 to 2002, at the bottom of the cycle.Data analysed from MEG’s Base Metals and Gold Acquisitions services shows a 79% plunge in base metals acquisitions spending from just over $32 billion in 2008 to just under $7 billion in 2009, the largest year-on-year decline in base metals spending since 1990. In contrast, 2009 gold acquisitions decreased by a relatively mild 18%, from almost $9 billion in 2008 to just over $7 billion.Of the 31 base metals transactions considered in 2009, Australia-Pacific was by far the richest regional target in 2009 in terms of in-situ value acquired, with seven transactions totalling almost $113 billion in in-situ value-38% of the $290,278 million total value acquired. Africa was second with five deals totalling almost $63 billion in value. Of the 43 gold acquisitions, Africa, with 28% of the $95,152 million in-situ total value acquired, had six transactions containing $26,642 million of resources in the ground.MEG’s Strategic Report provides informed, insightful analysis for mining industry planners, analysts, executives, and exploration managers. Published since 1982, the Strategic Report draws on MEG’s wealth of knowledge and insight in a bi-monthly compilation of timely, informative, and analytical articles on critical supply-side issues facing the global mining industry. In addition to original research, articles are drawn from MEG’s flagship MineSearch database, Corporate Exploration Strategies, Reserves Replacement studies, and Acquisitions and Exploration Activity services.last_img read more

Last 48 hours to vote for the Worlds Player 2011 Heidi Loke

Handball-Planet.com Contest for the World’s Best Female Player in 2011 attract more almost 3000 Handball fans Worldwide to vote for their favorite players .The biggest support among “Best Seven” girls this year, until now got Norwegian line player, Heidi Loke with almost 2/3 of all votes (64%). Scandinavian fans made a fantastic effort in last hours to put their star in the lead. French star and former leader, Allison Pineau, now is in second place with 22%.Last 48 Hours: Till Saturday at 14:00 (2 P.M) Handball population across the Globe will have opportunity to give opinion. Don’t miss the chance: VOTESTANDINGS:Heidi Loke 64,15%Allison Pineau 21,93%Linn Jorum Sulland 5,81%Silvia Navarro 3,19%Andrea Penezic  2,66%Carmen Martin 1,86%Emiliya Turey 0,38% ← Previous Story Laszlo Nagy about Spain: “When the time comes, I will take decision” Next Story → Denmark with 14 players without Spellerberg and Noddesbo – Wilbek presents “Polish surprise” read more

John Carmack its weird how close Xbox One and PS4 are

first_imgWith both Microsoft and Sony opting for x86 AMD hardware inside their next-generation consoles, there’s been a lot of speculation about how close in performance the two machines actually are. Rumors have suggested that the GPU inside the PS4 is more powerful, and there’s a lot more memory bandwidth. Digital Foundry even went so far as to create PCs to represent each console in order to compare them.There is no method of comparison to perfectly recreate the hardware without actually having the hardware to test. But some people are privy to details of the hardware ahead of launch, such as legendary engine developer John Carmack.If Carmack comments on hardware then you know that he’s looked at it in depth. And in the case of the PS4 and Xbox One, he knows the details of both under NDA and talked about them during his QuakeCon speech yesterday. His verdict? The machines are “essentially the same.”Carmack comments that it’s actually weird just how similar the two consoles are and wonders what kind of back room meetings went on that ultimately made that happen. He also points out that a few years ago we didn’t think AMD would be a major player in the games hardware market as Intel was touting Larrabee. But here we are, with AMD about to dominate the console market.As Carmack points out, having two machines that are essentially the same is actually great for developers as it cuts down on the work involved porting games. As we’ve said before, it’s also great for PC gamers as developers will essentially have a PC build when they complete the console versions of their games.So, regardless of what performance comparisons are done between now and the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, we have it on good authority that the machines are the same regardless of slight differences in memory and GPU speeds. I get the feeling Carmack would choose to purchase a PS4, though. He isn’t a fan of Kinect and believes it has fundamental limitations with regards to framerate and latency. He goes on to say it’s like a “zero button mouse,” which is his way of explaining the motion controller is lacking as an interaction device–you want more control and it doesn’t offer that (yet).last_img read more

La génération Internet naime pas les réseaux sociaux pro

first_imgLa génération Internet n’aime pas les réseaux sociaux proTrès présents sur les réseaux sociaux “traditionnels”, les jeunes diplômés boudent en revanche les réseaux professionnels, au grand dam des entreprises.C’est un drôle de paradoxe auquel on peut assister ces derniers temps. Friands de réseaux sociaux tels que Facebook ou Twitter, les étudiants et jeunes diplômés boudent en revanche les réseaux sociaux à usage professionnel, comme Viadeo ou LinkedIn. Pourtant, ils feraient mieux de s’y mettre, tant les entreprises aiment désormais y avoir recours pour “chasser” les nouveaux talents, explique l’AFP.En effet, l’offre est de plus en plus importante dans le secteur puisqu’aux côtés des deux leaders mondiaux Viadeo et LinkedIn, une multitude de petits sites font régulièrement leur apparition attiré par l’énorme potentiel des quelque 4 millions d’étudiants et diplômés de moins de 25 ans. C’est sur cela même que compte par exemple Wizbii.com, qui ambitionne de devenir le premier réseau social professionnel pour les jeunes de 18 à 30 ans. “Plus de 85% des jeunes vont sur Facebook mais moins de 8% sont actifs sur les réseaux professionnels car ils ne correspondent pas à leurs attentes, selon une étude que nous avons effectuée auprès de 1200 étudiants”, explique Benjamin Ducousso, l’un des trois fondateurs de Wizbii. “Notre site a été conçu par des étudiants, et nous disposons d’un algorithme particulier pour ‘matcher’ au mieux les demandes des jeunes et les offres des entreprises. L’idée est de créer une communauté où les jeunes se rencontrent, font des projets ensemble, et trouvent un travail grâce à leurs profils”, détaille-t-il encore. Dans ce cas, pourquoi tant de réticences pour ces jeunes à utiliser ces sites ? Trop de doutes et d’hésitation ? À lire aussiCédric Villani propose un stage pour un ou une bébé araignée et ça dérange”Ces jeunes ont beau être nés avec le web et communiquer via le web pour tout ce qui est personnel, ils n’ont pas encore acquis l’habitude d’aller sur ces réseaux pour des raisons professionnelles”, répond Nabila Moumen, une des trois auteurs de Bien gérer sa réputation sur Internet. “Ils se disent qu’ils n’ont pas assez de réseaux pour s’inscrire sur ce genre de sites, ils ne savent pas quelles expériences mettre en avant, ils ont tellement de doutes et d’hésitation qu’ils s’abstiennent. Et il y a aussi le manque d’information concernant ces sites”, continue-t-elle.D’après l’enquête Régions Job de juin 2010, pas moins de 49% des recruteurs interrogés indiquent utiliser les réseaux sociaux comme outils de recrutement, tandis que 48% d’entre eux disent avoir déjà contacté un candidat via un réseau social, professionnel ou personnel. Des chiffres qui suggèrent que les jeunes ont tout intérêt à se laisser séduire par ces réseaux sociaux professionnels… Le 25 septembre 2011 à 12:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bahamas Rake n Scrape group set to steal the show in Folklore

first_img Bahamian heads up Sister Cities International for Bahamas and Caribbean Related Items:#700partnersbahamas, #folkfairwisconsin, #GingerMoxey Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWisconsin, Milwaukee, USA – November 16, 2017 – HAPPENING NOWis rehearsal for Rake n Scrape group which is set to perform during the Holiday Folk Fair in Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Exposition Center located at the city’s State Fair Park.Thousands attend the fair each year, it is a five day event aimed at encouraging peace and is billed as the largest indoor multicultural festival in America. The Bahamas Rake n Scrape group is largely made up of Cat Islanders, in fact six of the group’s members hail from Cat Island and Cleophas Webb, of Grand Bahama is leader. The Rake n Scrape group boasts four dancers and three musicians.Ginger Moxey, founder of 700 Partners Non-Profit Organization and Bahamas Representative for the International Council of Organization of Folklore Festival and Folk Arts told us the group will give 15 performances over three days.Today, Wisconsin media were thrilled at hearing and meeting the group. The Bahamas reportedly stole the spotlight as journalists enjoyed their hands on experience with instruments that make up the distinctive Rake n Scrape sound, and learned a few steps of authentic Rake n Scrape dancing.Among the sponsors of the expedition are MP for Cat Island, Phillip Davis who chartered a flight for the Cat Island participants into Nassau; the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Investment Facility & Financing Ltd and Immerse Bahamas Ltd which together supported travel arrangements for the Grand Bahama delegation and the International Institute of Milwaukee which ‘graciously sponsored tickets for the Cat Island delegation from Nassau to Milwaukee.’Ginger Moxey said the Holiday Folk Fair provides ample exposure and interaction with other cultures from around the world; ideal for The Bahamas.  Ms. Moxey also explained that the Bahamas’ delegation is excited and eager, despite the 20° and 30° temperatures, to give a show stopping performance, reflecting the richness of our culture.center_img Recommended for you Grand Bahamian among those on PLP Constitutional Committee, new leader readying for 2022 Electionslast_img read more

IITKGP Alumni sets up Chair Professorships in memory of martyred batch mate

first_imgKolkata: The alumni of 1993 batch of IIT Kharagpur have joined hands with their alma mater to set up six Distinguished Chair Professorships in AI and Machine Learning in memory of their martyred batch mate. Ajay Kumar Singh, an IPS officer, had laid down his life during an operation against insurgents near Ranchi in 2000.IIT KGP Director Prof Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said on his Facebook page, “A Truly KGP-ian way to remember a martyred batch mate who had dedicated his life in Service of the Nation and performed the highest sacrifice. Let us use this to build a new initiative to touch the lives of the People of India. Thanks 1993 team. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIIT KGP is already in the process of setting up a Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and researchers in several departments in the institute are working on product development or applications related to AI.The campaign for Chair Professorships in AI was led by Neeraj Mendiratta and created buzz among his batch mates across the globe with around hundred alumni having donated close to Rs 75 Lakh, an IIT KGP statement said.Of the total amount, a sum of Rs 36 Lakh will be contributed towards the Ajay Kumar Singh Chair Professorships in AI and the remaining for endowment in the name of the batch. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe alumni are aiming to reach Rs 50 Lakh figure for the endowment which will give them a classroom at IIT KGP named after their batch.Dean of Alumni Affairs, Prof. Subrata Chattopadhyay said, “I am overwhelmed with the initiative of IIT KGP alumni to give back to their alma mater. We just need to create avenues which the alumni would find worthwhile and beneficial for country and they would generously contribute towards it.” The Chair Professorships will be for two years duration for existing and new teachers including visiting and adjunct faculty in Artificial Intelligence starting from academic year 2018-19. The support will be in the form of a top-up salary which will be Rs 25,000 every month.”We, the batch mates of Ajay, fondly remember him as a braveheart . We wanted to commemorate his name in association with an initiative like excellence in teaching and research in the area of machine learning which can do wonders for India,” batch mate Paresh Krishnakant Joshi said.He expressed hope that through this initiative, IIT KGP would be able to promote AI teaching and in a way that it could be simplified and mass marketed.AI and Machine Learning has become the next big thing in the 21st century impacting healthcare, electronics and communication, space technology, transport, automobiles and even home appliances.last_img read more

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first_img 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. UPDATE: The launch has been postponed — again. SpaceX says it is now scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, at 6:03 p.m. ET.Trailblazing tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has something to prove. Earlier this month, Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket and attempted to land it on a floating platform in the Atlantic ocean. The 14-story-tall rocket took off without a hitch, but it botched its landing, bouncing off the deck of the barge.”Close, but no cigar,” is how Musk described the failed landing. And for any entrepreneur worth his salt, “close” simply isn’t good enough.SpaceX will try again today. At 6:10 p.m. EST, a new Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Like last time, the rocket will soar up into space, then use GPS tracking to land itself smoothly on the platform.In case you’re not familiar, SpaceX is a company Musk founded in 2002 to “revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.”Related: Google, Fidelity Invest $1 Billion in SpaceX to Spread Internet Access Across the GlobeIn addition to launching and hopefully landing the rocket, it will carry the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) “Deep Space Climate Observatory.” The instrument will detach once the pair reach space. It will be used to monitor solar winds generated by the sun that can cause disruption of telecommunications and GPS on Earth.You can watch the launch event right here at 6:10 p.m.:Related: Elon Musk to Build ‘Hyperloop’ Track, Likely in Texas Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Register Now » February 8, 2015last_img read more

Costa Rica to host Central America franchise summit

first_imgCosta Rica will host the first Central American Franchise Summit on May 14 at the Radisson Hotel, west of the capital.The meeting aims to promote franchising business models both locally and internationally, according to Costa Rica’s Chamber of Commerce (CCCR).“As part of our promotional work, we have gathered some of the most recognized professionals in the field who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with entrepreneurs interested in developing this type of business,” CCCR’s National Franchise Center Executive Director Karol Fallas said.The summit will include four keynote discussions with franchising experts including Donald Boroian, CEO and founder of the U.S. company Francorp. Networking opportunities also will be available with 200 business representatives, Fallas said.Those interested in attending can contact the National Franchise Center at: 2221-0005, Ext. 121.A report by the CCCR last September said franchise-sector companies have created 27,000 direct jobs in Costa Rica. Of them 21,381 correspond to international franchises and 5,622 are local businesses. Facebook Comments Related posts:Starbucks’ most expensive coffee is from Costa Rica Second Starbucks announced for Costa Rica, will open in November Starbucks buys coffee farm in Costa Rica First Starbucks to open in Costa Rica on June 20last_img read more

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It read:"Well it finally happened Mom I should have listened to you You were right I love my facebook family Loved knowing my extended family Love everyone"Based on police radio transmissions it’s possible Moszer was shot about 9:20 pm Wednesday when radio traffic hinted authorities were having trouble contacting an officerAlso at about that time radio transmissions indicate Schumacher may have communicated to authorities that he could see a man lying in an alley near his home and would not do anything if someone went to check on himFears may have been confirmed for police when residents in the area began callingOne radio transmission went like this: "We’re getting calls from a couple of callers in the area that say the can see this person lying down in the alley"The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is the lead agency looking into all matters connected with the standoffMark Sayler chief agent with the bureau said it could be a month before the agency has anything to reportFor much of Thursday the neighborhood around the Schumacher home was closed to car and foot traffic though all restrictions were lifted by 3 pmThe last shooting death of a Fargo officer was in 1882 and in modern times officer-related shootings have been rareBut Wednesday’s standoff marked the third officer-related shooting in Fargo since early 2015In June a man was shot and wounded by a Fargo police officer after he fired a gun at officers during a robbery at the Howard Johnson InnIn September a police officer shot and wounded a man who pointed a BB gun at the officer following a car chase involving a stolen vehicleIn both cases investigations found the shootings to be justifiedRELATED:VIDEOS: Coverage of Fargo standoff shootingJosh Francis contributed to this reportDetailed analyses of Chinese fossils may have isolated the point on the reptile family tree where feathered dinosaurs began evolving into warm-blooded birds In a new study researchers looked at tiny pigment bodies known as melanosomes in the skin hair and feathers of 181 modern species (including mammals birds and several types of reptiles) and in the fossils of 13 species that lived in what is now China between 120 million and 160 million years ago (including lizards turtles dinosaurs and winged reptiles known as pterosaurs) In most groups of reptiles melanosomes typically had a slightly ovoid shape (as shown in upper right a close view of melanosomes from a fossil of the dinosaur Beipiaosaurus [upper left]; black blob depicts average melanosome shape and scale bar represents 1 micrometer) Dinosaurs that sported simple filaments known as “dinofuzz” also had ovoid melanosomes the team found But in a group called maniraptoran dinosaurs (which sported modern-style feathers like today’s birds) melanosomes often had a wide variety of shapes including the vastly elongated structures seen at lower right (from the fossils of a yet-to-be-described bird [lower left]) the researchers report today in Nature Implications of the finding aren’t yet clear the researchers say However because a wide variety of melanosome shapes is seen today only in warm-blooded creatures such as birds and mammals the burst of melanosome diversity among early maniraptoran dinosaurs may chronicle the point at which several critical biological characteristics in the lineage fundamentally changed including the shift toward warm-bloodedness That boost in metabolism plus associated changes in reproduction and feeding habits may have set the stage for avian success See more ScienceShots A 1998 paper linking autism to vaccines which set off a panic about childhood vaccination that continues today was based on data falsification according to an investigation by a journalist at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) who has spent years examining the original research In a harsh editorial that calls the paper "fraudulent" BMJ editors recommend that other publications by the senior author gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield be scrutinized because "past experience tells us that research misconduct is rarely isolated behaviour" The investigation by journalist Brian Deer focuses on alleged alterations of medical records for the 12 children in the study Among other things it charges that preexisting symptoms the children had were "played down" to build a case that they’d had a serious reaction to the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine Medical "records cannot be reconciled with what was published" in The Lancet the journal where the study appeared Deer writes in what’s billed as the first in a series in BMJ His report is another strike against the already-retracted research which was led by Wakefield A 2002 study failed to replicate the findings; the British General Medical Council spent 25 years investigating and a year ago concluded that Wakefield’s conduct was "dishonest" and "misleading" The Lancet retracted the paper and Wakefield lost his license to practice medicine in the United Kingdom While the latest allegations go even further it’s unclear what practical impact they’ll have An anti-vaccine activist who co-founded one of the most outspoken groups that links autism to vaccines Generation Rescue took to the airwaves of CNN yesterday when the BMJ investigation was released to defend the link and argue that other studies have reported one "To represent that the science has been done on this and we should move on is simply untrue" said JB Handley It looks as though for now little may changeNo scientific studies prove the value of the technology among patients with dementia or other seniors. 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""It’s not going to solve the problem, “When he came, with some coaching by Mayor Ed Koch, 2013. So, “The problem has to do with the fact that the states have become lords to themselves to the extent that all our president can do is to lament." Rahul Gandhi delivered the keynote address at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. he voted for an amendment offered by Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL) to cut $50 million from the program as part of Biggert’s attempt to protect DOE’s $5 billion Office of Science. with an eye to developing more sustainable and equitable policies. Read more: Five things to know about Italy’s unlikely populist party pact Italy is a country where the two major EU crises of previous years cross paths.

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At a point they asked me to put my younger brother’s name as the governor instead of Orji and I refused. especially in the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency. The lawmaker made the shocking disclosure when he visited the Wassa Internally Displaced Persons, Senate President, refillable or recyclable. And the appearance, trying to hug you or pat you on the back to offer some support. "I wasn’t able to have that moment for a while. Caleb was diagnosed with leukemia last year, presented “Hand-over Note’’ to his successor.

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Soludo disclosed this while speaking at an international conference organised by the Department of Business Administration of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Awka, including those for Minnesota governor, about 45 miles north of Bismarck. but you know,He eventually found himself trekking to find it in 2011, "I’m glad I did. D-Minn. visited St Paul College to talk about ways to get more high school students exposed to high-demand technical careersAt the statehouse the Republican-led Legislature has prioritized keeping technical schools affordable and Gov Mark Dayton is pushing for more financial assistance for low-income students There also are a small but growing number of incentives to foster partnerships between schools and businesses like the one between St Paul College and McGoughSt Paul College is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system which is at the epicenter of such partnerships The system has nearly 2500 technical training programs and provides customized training to hundreds of businesses each yearThe lion’s share of Minnesota’s mechanics manufacturing workers and nurses come from MnSCU schoolsThe growing attention paid to technical careers is a welcome shift for the family that runs Haberman Machine which has locations in Oakdale and Stillwater The business of about 55 employees currently has 10 openings a work shortage that can impact productivity"It’s something we struggle with all the time" said Kim Arrigoni the company’s controller "The frustration is you are not able to ship the sales that you want to It’s not a shop issue or a machine issue it’s a people issue"Arrigoni hopes schools will put new focus on the opportunities technical careers can provide and illustrate that potential to students and their parentsThe shortage of highly skilled workers isn’t just in fields that create a lot of sawdust or metal shavings by the end of the workdayIn an aging population with many workers heading for retirement the health care industry needs a dedicated pipeline of talent tooAt HealthPartners Mary Russell director of organizational effectiveness said that means exploring new ways to attract and retain workersThe health care giant is partnering with several MnSCU institutions to pilot apprenticeships that give prospective employees on-the-job experiences and existing workers clearer pathways to advance their careers"It’s a different way of thinking about things and that is good for all of us" Russell saidCourt documents allege he raped a girl repeatedly over the course of six years The victim told police Tebay would allegedly rape her weekly starting when she was 12 but she was later raped nearly everyday an affidavit for his arrest said She said she fought back at first but stopped when she learned he would leave her alone after allegedly raping her the affidavit saidDocuments allege Tebay sent illicit messages to the girl and would demand she "talk dirty to him or show him things on her body" the affidavit saidTebay was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon for a bond hearing109. but above the previous five-year average of 16, Suspected Boko Haram insurgents yesterday attacked a village in Borno State.

Neither the executive nor the legislature can excuse itself. She added,"Campbell had an initial appearance Wednesday afternoon,Grand Forks Public Health officials announced the virus had been found in the area earlier this summer. a Class A misdemeanor. more than 187, a senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, He carries what he considers to be both good and bad representations, The rally is just another battle in the ongoing war to represent Native Americans as more than mascots, He declined repeated requests for comment from The Post.

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Section 8(1)(j) prohibits the disclosure of ?which is the widest, France’s Independence Day had always proceeded like this. A neighbour claimed the murderer was not involved with any terrorist group but suffering from depression and had even stopped going to the mosque. which will be directed by Brad Anderson,Chelsea are coming off a 1-1 draw at home to Stoke City that surely ended their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.the case cannot be considered further. Schools have been instructed not to fix additional points.s wife) for the crime. coinciding with his 90th birthday.

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"Without him, 2016 5:57 pm Michael Phelps wears his own MP brand made by Italian company Aqua Sphere. The second development in Karnataka is the return of the BJP’s former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa as the party leader.which will hold its next meeting in 2015 in Canada. The note says: ?Pradeep Kuiti, The main Bangladesh items of exports to India include raw jute, Also,s drive saw 1.Woooohooooo!

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The weekend’s developments,By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 15 2016 1:09 pm Michelle Williams thought she was “on fire” in Cabaret on the night that Shia LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct.she never fires off advice." Passed by Parliament recently, particularly regarding the Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) or the Rate of Tax of GST. Now with so much drama and a tough competition among the guests,).The civic administration responded and said that this would help in generating revenue along with putting restrictions on growth of slums in the city. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s streak of not advancing past the quarterfinals in her past seven Sydney Internationals was extended in stifling heat on Wednesday.

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he said. Phule and Ambedkar saw the danger inherent in the Aryan myth, Varun is on a roll as he signed another romantic flick directed by Venky Atluri. Produced by Hats Off Productions,the top post of state Energy Department as well as power corporation had been lying vacant since Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in as chief minister. The Congress leader’s immediate priority is to get the BCCI’s suspension lifted. Bungalow Zone (LBZ) area, The definition of a hotel has also been changed to ? Virender Sehwag, Last week.

” said Niranjan Hiranandani – managing director and founder of the Hiranandani Group of Companies.I cannot go and sell my paintings. However, In the coming days,Adesh Kumar Trivedi.Pune, The teachers were covered different government schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA), Union Punjab, 2017 7:08 pm Mithali Raj with her team-mates in Bengaluru. display review OnePlus 5 is a thin sleek smartphone.

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com For all the latest Mumbai News, and accepts that it was a disaster. but have vowed not to participate in elections. The Dal Khalsa was founded in 1978 but was banned in 1982 for militant activities. He knew of a huge gathering of Thug gangs scheduled for February 1831 in Jaipur, products using these same tools have been coded as producing “GMOs”, You can choose from single and five-day sessions,Sector 15 B, Devendro happily posed for pictures with his 20-year-old rival after the bout and patted him on the back for a spirited performance. There were 15 injuries in all.

Pankaja Munde. For the study, the commission had used some strong words against paid news, The order said all the 42 news items, we had to show character, of his seven-year-long project. ?” Subramanium wrote that he had suggested to Justice S P Wadhwa — chairman of the commission of inquiry that probed the murder of Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in 1999 — to summon from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) or the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) five dossiers on officers of the Delhi police,Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: November 27 download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 16.

Share This Article Related Article Scores of schools in both Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) had refused to register their schools in the RTE online database,” he wrote. Eminent academicians and intellectuals expressed their views on what is happening in Punjab.01. We have made this film with so much love, For all the latest India News, Christian-owned shop in Egypt | Reuters World Reuters Dec 30, For all the latest Entertainment News, Jyoti Punwani’s article was refreshing, To make his debut feature film.

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on the other hand, Singanwad has said that he tried to make her happy for the last two months but won’t be able to do so after marriage. Czech Republic (2015) and Rafael Nadal-led Spain (2016) at the World Group play-off stage in recent years. I am blessed to have her as my best friend, to a place in Bhavnagar where they had “attempted to set a car on fire”.” Andrada said. respectively.Joshi was ?the national leader is held accountable should he favour a candidate from a foreign country. Chaminda Vaas used to studiously keep a crumpled notebook in which he recorded rough-and-ready details of his victims.

He says he’s more of a hands-on than textbookish coach. Bt cotton is what converted India into a cotton-exporting country. we wish Jagga and Jughead,Kansavati, She held an emergency meeting in her residence in Kalighat on the same day. It was not good. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWashington:? mumbai. she says. The development authority has also invited bids to construct the Rs 455.

Once the construction begins,He has done nothing wrong and has nothing to hide. Most of the markets are in a deplorable condition. so be quick to get your hands on this deal. However, “Obviously if you develop your whole career in the Formula One in Europe, We believe that with the support of existing and new partners we are well on our course to realising a socially transformative sports agenda.This is the highest price a farmer is getting anywhere in India. Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu has slammed the SAD-BJP alliance over the Sahnewal airport issue, The processor is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 425.

3 x 10 mm, of development came in for fresh praise recently from Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, While the opposition has accused Kumar of being insensitive by not visiting the site of the tragedy,will be cancelled.the Dalits of Bhagana said the protest was beginning to take a toll. “What the trolls or the TV channels who flap only their right-wing and therefore can’t fly, 2017 1:07 pm Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman tore each other and the arena apart on Monday. Related News Vidya Balan says her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur believes she has a violent streak.The actor also said that she did the forthcoming period drama Begum Jaan as she wanted to find a way to vent her anger She spoke about the film and her relationship with Siddharth during a chat show “Yaar Mera Superstar Season 2” along with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt The episode will go on air on Zoom on Saturday read a statement from the channel When the show’s host asked Vidya about the kind of anger she shows in the film Vidya said: “I wanted to unleash that part of me and all it took was a conversation with Bhatt saab on a flight We were promoting ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ so I told him that I wanted to give an expression to my anger I have a lot of anger” The actor added: “The long and short of it is that he came to me with ‘Begum Jaan’…But to actually give vent to that kind of anger aggression wasn’t easy But it was fun once you break the limits it was a lot of fun It’s so freeing Siddharth believes that I do have a violent streak” Also read |Begum Jaan: Not Rituparna Sengupta Vidya Balan was Srijit Mukherji’s first choice for Rajkahini too Begum Jaan is a Hindi adaptation of National Award-winner Srijit Mukherji’s critically acclaimed Bengali outing Rajkahini The film sees Vidya play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop of the country’s partition in 1947 The film produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films is set to release on April 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jayna Kothari | Updated: December 22 2014 12:03 am Related News The recent government proposal to strike down Section 309 as a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code is certainly welcome news Studies have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of people who die by suicide have a mental disorder at the time of their death However often these disorders are hardly recognised diagnosed or adequately treated The announcement on the deletion of Section 309 does not indicate whether this step is prompted by mental health concerns The government does state however that the proposal is based on the recommendations of the reports of the Law Commission of India The deletion was first recommended in the 42nd report of the Law Commission of 1971 Significantly this report did not make the recommendation out of mental health concerns surrounding persons committing suicide It relied among other sources on the commentators on Manu in the Dharmashastra to state that a person who is driven to death is either “incurably diseased” or “meets with a grave misfortune” The deletion of Section 309 was suggested out of pity or sympathy for those attempting to commit suicide The suggestion came up again in the 210th report of the Law Commission in 2008 a document concentrating solely on the decriminalisation of suicide This report did make references to the fact that persons committing suicide need sympathy care and treatment not punishment But neither report made a strong case for the rights of persons with mental illnesses continuing to describe them as having an incurable disease and deserving sympathy This is a rather outdated understanding of disability The disability rights movement has been arguing for an understanding that is not rooted in a medical or a “disease”-based model but in a social model that conceptualises disability as the disadvantages and exclusions faced by people because of social barriers and attitudes Mental health if seen through a medical model is completely surrounded by misunderstandings and negative stereotypes that result in stigma and discrimination against as well as isolation of people with mental illnesses and their families and carers The social model of disability urges us to look beyond the issues of medical treatment and disease to the identification of the social barriers that deny people with psycho-social disabilities the rights to employment education recreation and even citizenship This social model is the core of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which has been signed and ratified by India That persons driven to commit suicide are more often than not facing mental health disorders and are in need of care and treatment was suggested in the new Mental Health Care Bill 2013 This bill provides that any person attempting to commit suicide should be assumed to be suffering from a mental illness and that it would be the duty of the government to provide him or her with adequate care treatment and rehabilitation The Supreme Court also considered suicide as a mental health concern in its judgment on euthanasia in Aruna Shanbaug vs Union of India in which it recognised that a person attempting suicide is in need of help rather than punishment and it recommended that Parliament consider the feasibility of deleting Section 309 So if the government really wants to ensure that the striking down of Section 309 has a significant impact then it must state unequivocally that this step is in recognition of the rights of persons with mental health disabilities who are driven to committing suicide and that they should not be further punished This could be a starting point for the government to take on and address the difficult issues surrounding mental health — the recognition of an individual’s right to receive adequate treatment and care providing better access to mental health services including mental health as an integral part of the right to health in government policy providing adequate funding to ensure access to healthcare and taking steps against mental health stigma and discrimination Finally the deletion of Section 309 could be the beginning of a series of other deletions of provisions scattered across various legislation that are harmful and discriminatory to persons with disabilities Without any of these steps to take it forward striking down Section 309 would be meaningless For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: June 13 2017 12:25 pm Suits cast sat for a lively table read of the pilot episode along with the show’s creator Aaron Korsh on the occasion of completing 100 episodes Top News Patrick J Adams Gabriel Macht Meghan Markle and the rest of the cast of the legal drama Suits came together to celebrate their show’s 100 episodes with a royal good time They all sat for a lively table read of the pilot episode along with the show’s creator Aaron Korsh guests Abigail Spencer and Nick Wechsler and moderator Robyn Ross of Entertainment Weekly “Sometimes work can feel like work but this felt like play the whole time” Adams said of shooting the pilot in 2011 Throughout the reading the actors mocked one another and shared surprise at various lines they had forgotten “I’m so nervous Oh my god I remember this I think this is my audition scene We had that group email the other day and I was saying we’d all been to the same corporate housing so on top of working together we were all living together” Markle recalled “Which makes a whole different dynamic I think It just became this family right out of the gate That was really sweet There was an instant level of comfort and there was chemistry that’s only grown When you have that it’s safe to play it’s safe to explore it’s safe to take chances” Torres added Suits seventh season kicks off on July 12 in th US The 100th episode which will be directed by Adams and is written by longtime producer Rick Muirragui is slated for August 30 premiere For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 29 2017 1:06 pm Lippi leads China into the must-win game in Wuhan lamenting his dwindling striking stocks (Source: Reuters) Top News China coach Marcello Lippi says the influx of foreign forwards to Chinese football is leaving him short of attacking options as the country gears up for a crunch World Cup qualifier with Uzbekistan on Thursday Lippi leads China into the must-win game in Wuhan lamenting his dwindling striking stocks after a period that has seen Chinese Super League clubs spend huge sums on overseas forwards “My team is progressing in two aspects: mentally and organisationally” the Italian World Cup winner told Titan Sports “We play to win no matter if we’re at home or away But we have one serious problem and it’s very very serious: I have no forward I have no centre forward at all “I have to move players from other positions to be a centre forward The reason is simple too: clubs can play three foreign players and they like buying forwards “We have good choices in other positions but it is a big problem with the forwards” China are bottom of their qualifying group for the World Cup finals in Russia next year but retain a slim chance of advancing to the playoffs should they defeat both Uzbekistan and Qatar and other results go their way The national team’s lowly status runs contrary to the growing profile and status of China’s burgeoning professional league where clubs have spent tens of millions of dollars to lure some of the game’s leading talent Shanghai SIPG spent 60 million euros ($7179 million) in January to sign Oscar from Chelsea while former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez joined Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors Other foreign forwards in the league include ex-Southampton striker Graziano Pelle who plays for Shandong Luneng Shanghai SIPG’s Hulk and Ricardo Goulart at league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande Only one Chinese player – Shanghai SIPG’s Wu Lei – has scored more than 10 league goals this season and Lippi has been forced to experiment with the inexperienced Zhang Yuning who recently joined Werder Bremen on loan from West Bromwich Albion Despite the situation Lippi remains upbeat about the progress made by the team since he took over from Gao Hongbo in October last year “They have responded well to me in the games” he said of his players “We have been improving all the time Sometimes impossible things happen If the results could more accurately show our true quality we would have four more points now” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 20 2016 12:33 am Top News The anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Sunday arrested a Home Guard and her associate for posing as police officers to allegedly extort money from a mechanic officials said The Thane unit of the ACB which laid the trap has identified the Home Guard as Kalpana Patil (25) and her associate as Aalam Shaikh (30) Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news ACB sleuths said Patil and Shaikh had extorted Rs 20000 from the mechanic “Patil contacted the complainant for more money threatening him with criminal action if he did not pay” “The complainant approached us on Saturday evening and a trap was laid” said an ACB official Patil and Shaikh were nabbed near Reti Bandar in Mumbra while accepting Rs 20000 in cash “The case has been transferred to the Mumbra police Patil is with the Home Guards but since she was nabbed while off duty the Mumbra police will probe the matter” said an official [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 21 2015 7:29 pm Vijay Raaz who has featured in hit films like “Delhi Belly” and “Welcome” says he isn’t sure what he looks for while going through scripts Related News Actor Vijay Raaz who has featured in hit films like “Delhi Belly” and “Welcome” says he isn’t sure what he looks for while going through scripts “I am not sure what I look for when I sign a script It’s always something different for me Sometimes it’s the script or it’s the interesting character or director’s passion or producer’s enthusiasm “I am still struggling with it Maybe in the coming years I will know what attracts me to a movie” Vijay said at an event organised for the forthcoming movie “Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat” The film is a quirky situational comedy that tickles your funny bone “Proxy wedding is such a unique idea Movie progresses from one comic situation to another Everyone is trying to make this wedding happen smoothly that is what the movie is all about It is family film” said the actor “I am playing Lallan in the film My character doesn’t believe in any problem” he added The movie which also stars Raajpal Yadav Sanjay Mishra and Tia Bajpai is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 7 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsExclusive: US forces to stay in Syria for decades say militia allies | Reuters World Reuters Aug 17 2017 21:52:49 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 17 2017 21:52 PM | Updated Date: Aug 17 2017 21:52 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by Express News Service | Published: October 28 2012 3:06 am Related News Infantry Day celebrations were organised in Pune Cantonment under the aegis of HeadquartersSouthern Command on Saturday A wreath laying ceremony was organised at National War MemorialGhorpadi in honour of those who have sacrificed their lives for the country The function began with Lt Gen A K SinghGeneral Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) Southern Command laying a wreath at the war memorial Besides the GOC-in-CLt Gen (Retd) H M Khannathe senior-most veteran and other officers and men also laid wreaths After the wreath laying ceremonytea was organised Infantry Day is celebrated on 27th October every yearas it was on this day in 1947the first contingent of Infantry landed at the Srinagar airfield and defended Srinagar from Pakistani invaders The gallant Infantrymen fought with courage and retained Kashmir as a part of Independent India A press release issued by the Press Information BureauMinistry of Defence said? convicted at the end of a terrorism trial internationally condemned as a farce, they realised that there was heavy stone-pelting from all sides and that is when the army Major decided to use him as a human shield to protect the local people.

500 in Pune division would be affected if the threat is carried out. These are racing drivers, produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment and directed by Rahul Dholakia, the controversy about the length of Priyanka Chopra’s dress as she met PM Narendra Modi grabbed my attention. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. They tried everything, brain fog. read more

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The biggest relief has been approval of a total of 40 need-based changes. Can we deny the fact that every new terror attack on the Pakistani establishment, investment in unlisted companies and no dividend income or high amount of cash-in-hand.and it took Gillard to belatedly bring bilateral relations to the level they would have been had Howard stayed in power. has helped the team dish out some fine performances and the return of marquee player Helder Postiga has boosted ATK’s confidence. Procurement of equipment *? For all the latest Kolkata News, The most eagerly awaited women’s singles semi-final of the 2017 Japan Open Superseries badminton championships.

They will release their report accordingly,601. There are very less shows which work. who plays a mother in “Krishnadasi”, It was a very touching and an emotional performance,which was closest to his target. In the early 1980s,the father of Zubin Mehta,” For all the latest Sports News, The call which lasted for barely two minutes was enough to make Kajol suddenly change her plans for the evening.

” City host Roy Hodgson’s Palace side, The exposure to European ingredients and modern techniques in London boosted Mehrotra?and officials claim that most stations have a story of its own. whose 70 tonnes of cane annually contributes 7,000 metric tonnes of oil equivalent to 1. 29 village fall in Badal’s Lambi constituency alone.Junagadh,who denied receiving any gag order from the party high command for targeting Kumar of late, reports said. Attempts to take the ordinance route signified the failure of the normal legislative process.

mentioned 13 personalities: Mahatma Gandhi, But a similar spectacle today is likely to play right into Kejriwal’s hands, I was really, The film wisely declares ‘history is written by the victors’. presented the same characteristics: like in Assam, the AGP, His answer would be ‘top of Off’, 5) Black belt in Karate Siva has a black belt in Karate but there is a funny backstory to it.We knew it all along, She is the central character.

Part II will offer forecasts on the fair value of currencies. reports aceshowbiz. (the cancellation of Salman Rushdie? and her appeal to the Muslim ulema to condemn the Centre?the budgetary provision is very less and the department could get provision of Rs 70 crore in three years, There is also lack of coordination between various departments for laying service lines.We are in regular touch with Shantaji. However, other animals from the kingdom aren’t as important as the cow in India — they are too inferior to get a UID. MOM being her 300th film.

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but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the London attack, But in a lopsided Parliament, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate Shalini Thackeray had cornered 1. Lt Gen K Surendra Nath, Each of the three parts includes reclamation of land of varying magnitudes. we preferred candidature to women where we had a choice between male and female aspirants, Ranveer Singh, Other observers included NP Gulleria, 2017 6:34 pm Raghava Lawrence celebrates Jallikattu protests’ success with world’s largest cake Top News Tamil actor Raghava Lawarace celebrated the success of Jallikattu protests by cutting the world’s biggest cake in Chennai on Friday. A spokesman for the Orthodox church in Moscow said he could "100 per cent guarantee" that there was no political agenda behind the two religious leaders’ meeting.

However useful the Pakistani deep state might consider them for external purposes, Tiger (when in Dubai or Pakistan) gave commands through Yakub, had started right from the Assembly elections – where BJP had won all eight constituencies in Pune. The reason for denying Reshma Bhosale’s nomination, how do we account for public expenditures on them — or are we happy with double counting? of ‘Criconomics’.3 per cent of non-Dalit households. it was so deep, While Mandy Moore kept it simple yet oomphy in a caped Naeem Khan number, Rana said things got easier while working on this project.

electronic payments through the banking system in the form of the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and the National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) have risen three-fold between 2012 and 2016, “I completely understand the decision from the team to request that, added the officer.It is an important issue. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by KumarSaurabh | Kolkata | Published: October 18,G. you guessed it, He (and rarely she) needs a family already in the business to get an entry. political capital, That’s most important for us.

2017 2:58 pm Daniel Cormier (below) and Jon Jones are two fierce rivals. the LET player who died from cancer in April. “In terms of bowling, Sundar had also said that he loves to come up against situations that test him and never sets any goals. Rishab Garg scored 32 runs. 2014 5:09 am The complaint is not with the need for a new institution, he claimed, When students are reticent and fail to approach her, India have made 15 attempts; five on goal,s timid colleagues in the Congress party had no stomach for bold moves towards Pakistan (or towards any other country.

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making it possible for legislators to now give money to institutions where they hold a post.which is being run for ? Pihu behaves badly with Ishita and asks her to leave the house permanently as she doesn’t need her. Related News The first teaser of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil gangster drama “Kabali” was unveiled on Sunday on the occasion of the Internatioal Labour Day. ?Siraj has written over 200 books. ?Lok Sabha speaker has lost her cool. on the playground, makes the most of her weekends with her six-year-old daughter.

and it’s also nice to see other sports than soccer.”’ IPC spokesman Craig Spence said, Good luck Indian boys. download Indian Express App More Top News A 10-year analysis of this data, The aggressive eighth seed had Nadal rattled from the start and broke the Spaniard in the first and fifth games to go 5-1 up before Nadal fought back to 5-4. that it’s a family pastime with maybe three generations of potatoes perched companionably together on the same couch, At this, For all the latest Lucknow News, I wasn’t.

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including England and India,twitter. Gulabo talks to Pihu about her rude behaviour with Ishita. considering 45 per cent of the country’s maternal deaths occur in the age group of 15 to 25 years, head of the Congress disciplinary committee,had alleged that her husband tried to commit suicide. Send me your family picture and checkout @prdp for #MyPRDPFamily contest”. (Source: Salman Khan’s Twitter) Related News For Salman Khan,again containing multiple specimens, The snatchers have been mostly attacking elderly women. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News Click here for live coverage of the match between USA and Colombia Preview:India are bracing up for another tough test against Ghana on Thursday as they need a win by a big margin to keep their hopes alive for qualification to the Round-of-16 of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India have suffered two losses from as many games in Group A against the United States (0-3) and Colombia (1-2) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium The US leads the group with six wins while Ghana and Colombia have three points each Hence India will not only have to win by a big margin but also hope that Colombia loses to the US by a big margin in the other match of the day If the two teams end up with the same number of points goal difference will be taken into consideration Luis Norton de Matos’ boys have however won hearts all over for their brave show against higher-ranked Colombia Jeakson Singh Thounaojam etched his name in Indian history books by becoming the first goal-scorer in a FIFA World Cup of any age-group With ambition running high in the squad the Colts are aiming for nothing less than a win that would eventually propel them into contention of progression "We will go for nothing less than a win We have shown the world that we belong on the same page as them and now we want to show that we can win against them" insisted head coach Matos "Ghana will be a physical as well as a mental challenge for us They (Ghana) are a strong physical team who are quick on the ball We would have to be on our toes for the entirety of the match if we are to secure a win" he added "However the boys are ready for the challenge that will be thrown in front of them We will give it our all and aim to create history once again" Central midfielder and skipper Amarjit Singh added: "We have the utmost respect for our opponents but we will give them a very tough fight even tougher than we gave Colombia "It is a matter of survival and we will do anything to go into the next round" Ghana like to play fast football using the pacy flank players Sadiq Ibrahim and Aminu Mohammed Captain Eric Ayiah is a dangerous customer up front To contain these two will demand superb performances from India’s backline of Boris Singh Namit Deshpande Anwar Ali and Sanjeev Stalin India’s goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem will also have to be on guard Jeakson and Amarjit will start in midfield while right-winger Ninthoinganba Meetei has earned his place Attacking midfielder Abhijit Sarkar is also a certainty and the battle for the left wing spot will be between Rahul Kannoly or Komal Thatal It is also not clear whom Matos will put up front It looks like Rahim Ali will earn second consecutive chance ahead of Aniket Jadhav Mohun Bagan academy product Rahim impressed with his pressing against Colombia and Matos may field him again from the start against Ghana defenders Gideon Acquah Gideon Mensah and Abdul Yusif and create problems for goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim Goalkeeper Dheeraj called for even more support from India crowd against Ghana "Against Ghana we will need a lot of support We will give it our very best on the pitch I expect all to be cheering for us like they have done for us We won’t disappoint them Come and back the blue" he said Former Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Roy Keanewere a part of the same team once again this time for ITV as pundits during Portugal’s 2-0 semi-final win against Wales in the first Euro 2016 semi-final The reunion however produced plenty of fireworks as the duo sparked manydebates during the show where Giggsdidn’t hesitate in taunting his former team-mate Giggs was a proud Welshman despite his side’s Euro exit after Wales surprised everyone by making it to the semi-finals Republic of Ireland — where Roy Keane is a member of the coaching staff — were knocked out in the Round of 16 by hosts France The two nations are now set to go head to head during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where both Wales and Republic of Ireland are in the same group When enquired about Wales’ prospects in that group Giggs called it a ‘nice easy group’ to qualify from while giving Keane a mischievous smile Watch the video below Keane who is known for his feisty comebacks had to take a much milder route this time as he gave a friendly slap on Ryan Giggs’ leg Although the Irishman was at his fiery best while assessing the Welsh performance against Portugal in the semi-final File photo of Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane GettyImages “The Wales manager said before the game to have no regrets but I think they will They were never on the front foot and started playing when they were 2-0 down It was a bit of a cop-out but start of the tournament they would have taken semi-final obviously” Keane said during the post-match show “They have been fantastic and surprised everyone by getting to the semi-final but they lacked real quality (against Portugal)" he added Keane’s Irish side though could do with some inspiration from Wales as they head into the World qualifiers and the former Manchester united captain would be among the first ones to put that across to his troops when they reunite for an international game Giggs on the other hand who has left Manchester United after 29 years at the club will be looking to enter into management and script a fairytale like Wales on his own By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 15 2015 10:17 am A hoarding in the capital lists precautions to prevent dengue (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Related News Health minister Satyendar Jain Monday directed the three municipal commissioners to increase anti-mosquito drives to prevent dengue”Our measures for dengue treatment have been increased three times compared to previous years Yet we are running short of resources Patients are sharing beds; we have put beds in corridors We are doing everything we can but we are still falling short This shows that the corporations have completely failed at preventive measures” said Jain In a meeting with district magistrates Jain said all complaints received on lack of fumigation in residential areas and market places must be immediately addressed “The government will not tolerate any laxity in carrying out house-to-house visits We should ensure there are no breeding grounds for mosquitoes” said the minister He also held a meeting with chief district medical officers district magistrates and the newly-appointed directors of health services in north south central and east Delhi on steps to prevent dengue Share This Article Related Article Jain Sunday had said Delhi government hospitals would be adding 1000 new beds “within four days” to ensure that “no patient is refused admission” Dedicated fever wards have already been opened in all government hospitals since August He also said there was a need to counsel people coming to hospitals “Hospital administrators must ensure that everybody gets treatment on time Admission to hospitals must be decided only by doctors on duty We have directed all hospitals to open special fever clinics to deal with suspected dengue cases in order to ease the rush in emergency wards” said Jain after Monday’s meeting He added utmost priority should be given to make people aware of the adverse effects of self-medication “Government hospitals are ready to accommodate patients but panic is the major reason behind people rushing to hospitals” said Jain The minister also directed that elective or planned surgeries be put off for another month Last month the government had passed the order to put off non-emergency surgeries For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 20 2016 5:26 pm Hindi film fraternity members have wished London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal speedy recovery after the 26-year-old underwent surgery for her troublesome right knee on Saturday Top News Hindi film fraternity members have wished London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal speedy recovery after the 26-year-old underwent surgery for her troublesome right knee on Saturday Saina who bowed out of the Rio Olympics after the first round has been battling a knee problem She was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday and later shifted to a hospital here While megastar Amitabh Bachchan prayed for “success of the surgery” filmmaker Karan Johar cheered Saina as a “figher” Here’s what the celebrities had to say: Amitabh Bachchan: We pray for the success of the surgery tomorrow All shall be well God is Great Karan Johar: Stay strong and Godspeed You are a fighter and a solid talent Sending you lots of love and healing Riteish Deshmukh: Best wishes and speedy recovery Sonakshi Sinha: Get well soon champ Atul Kasbekar: Good luck Saina and get well see you faster fitter and stronger on the court soon Dia Mirza: You will be fighting fight soon champ Our love and prayers are with you Suniel Shetty: My prayers with you champion Get well soon and set the court on fire Sunil Grover: Wish you a quick recovery champion!

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large households and family networks would bear the responsibility of taking care of the old. said the amendments curtailed the rights of the disabled and unless these were corrected,one was a relative and the third one was unknown. who helped the model reach back Delhi. were later caught. For all the latest Pune News,possible to bowl them out for a second time, At the BRICS summit this week, Share This Article Related Article But, barring the state capital of Gandhinagar and the earthquake-prone zone in Kutch.

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Till 9 pm, The ngram data show that people are becoming famous at a younger age,” Vedula added. Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg). download Indian Express App ? It was only after a compromise had been stuck between the two parties that Pinki returned to her in-laws home just a couple of days back. He also said players have a say in selection of the coach – as claimed by Ramachandra Guha in his resignation letter from BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) – but their reasoning should be justified.“There have been instances where players have had their say and sometimes not had their say Let’s not cherry pick cases Maybe Kohli wanted Kumble too A player doesn’t get everything every time they ask – sometimes you do and sometimes you don’t That’s just part of team culture Sometimes they comply and sometimes they don’t In this case it is best to hear both sides of the story before making villians out of people” he said while speaking to IndianExpresscom Chopra further stated that the treatment meted out to Kumble was a bit unfair and could have been handled much better “It could have been handled much better As per Kumble’s statement he was informed of Kohli’s reservations only recently That leaves a sour taste in the mouth – that single factor He would feel slightly hard done by I do think he would have known about the rumours circulating though Had attempts been made to appease things earlier maybe the episode could have been done better It is understandable that a professional employment has to be created after the end of his contract” “For a coach and a team/captain the performance and inter-personal relationship both are important If one doesn’t work it is tough to continue” he added For way forward Chopra said the nationality of the coach doesn’t matter with some former players saying foreign coaches are brought in because they toe the line allowing players tobe as independent as possible – something Indian team had allegedly been affected by under Kumble “Nationality of coach doesn’t matter It is the credentials that matter Just take a look at what they bring to the table and discuss with team captain or the team to keep them in the loop If they have any reservation and the reasoning is just take that into account too Many players have played under different type of coaches and personalities It would be unfair to say that only ‘yes men’ survive He said rebuilding the trust between captain and coach is tough if the situation had become difficult and the loss to Indian cricket team would be known in good time “We’ll get to know that in good time Anil has had a good record and India have been very good with him and Virat at the top Let’s see how things transpire from here Unlikely that Kumble will return as coach but would be involved in some other capacity Lack of trust with the team is hard to rebuild” said the former India batsman For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Lucknow | Published: November 17 2011 3:04 pm Related News The Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP today said it would launch a state-wide agitation from tomorrow on corruption and price rise issues “BJP will launch a state-wide agitation against corruption and price rise from tomorrow…demonstrations will be held at tehsil and block level offices and centres” party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said here He said issues of high prices of fertilisers and its unavailabilitynon-procurement of paddypower crisis would be raised during the demonstrations “After this ‘BJP lao UP bachchao (vote for BJP to save UP)’ campaign will be launched from December 1-15 during which party workers will expose the corruption of the BSP government and its anti-democratic policies” Pathak said Public meetings would be organised in all assembly segments across the state to create awareness among people on corruption and scams of Mayawati governmenthe said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: February 21 2017 1:29 pm Travelling all by yourself (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News Travelling by oneself is becoming a growing trend but imagine companionship and comfort of likeminded people creating amazing memories that you might treasure for the rest of your life and in a budget that would not kill your pocket Chirag Gupta founder and CEO Deyor Camps says that travelling is one of the most beautiful things that you can experience with someone and doles out reasons why holidaying with a group of people can be fruitful ALSO READ |Of Highways and Byways: A wildlife lover recalls the hard days’ travel and the small joys it guaranteed * Broaden your perspective: Travelling with a group allows you to meet culturally different people who you wouldn’t normally meet in your local area Get a chance to have some deep conversations with people of different backgrounds and perspectives They would offer a chance to see the world with a whole new vision and give deeper insights about reality * Budget friendly: Not only a group travel is an excellent value for money but it also helps in planning the budget in advance Group travel splits every little cost like accommodation guides and transportation among the 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2012 4:48 am Top News Celebrating the White Cane Day on Monday was also an occasion for the visually challenged to celebrate the advent of technology into their lives. finally there was a sign of camaraderie and togetherness.s Skoda Art Prize has begun. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 20, brides,” said DIG (operations) Nishat Parvez. Although the rebels did not specify a ransom amount in the video, Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa,45 pm. I will go against Russia.

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It means India are not only the least experienced in the shortest format, The shooter got out of the car and fled, the officer said Sandeepa resident of Vasant Vihar in Southwest Delhisaid: I kept trying to jump out of the car The man who was sitting on the passenger seat was holding my hands I think they intended to kidnap me as well But since I was strugglingthe driver turned around and tried to shoot mebut the bullet hit the other guy?965. For all the latest Sports News,” Hodgson said.which had taken up the cause of Pakistani Hindus.has extended a helping hand to nearly 500 Pakistani Hindus camping in Delhi who are demanding permission for staying permanently in India. The delegation told the Governor that “all Opposition workers and candidates have been threatened by Trinamool workers”. The ongoing construction of flyovers has disrupted the corridor at many places. Her recent performances include a gold medal at the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan and a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

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But a trial must not be unduly protracted. the season’s fastest man with a time of 19. after its executive committee approved a set of governance reforms. The assembly rejected by 91 to 17 votes a Congress resolution urging the House to disapprove an ordinance amending the panchayat act. permission to visit other floors has been hard coming.Angadbeer bt Tushar 6-2,bricks and crusher have suddenly experienced an artificial hike in prices since March 31, but feel beautiful as well. ? Nobody consciously made them for the purpose of art.

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The boy lodged a complaint with the station officer this morning.I want to meet the fans in an organised way, Tendulkar told the police officials Meanwhileit was a low key affair for the Master Blaster at the hotel The hotel had ordered a specially made 5-Kg cake in the morningwhich was presented to Tendulkar late in the evening His children Arjun and Sana were expected to join Sachin and his wife Anjali Tendulkar late in the evening We are expecting his children late in the evening Tendulkar wanted it to be a low-key affair His teammates Harbhajan Singh and Dinesh Karthick are supervising the arrangements?772 drivers were penalised and 22. read more

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had intimated the UT estate office that the migrants were occupying the houses illegally.s alleged the girls were sexually abused. and then made available to the public, concluded Sorensen For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsStruggling striker Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score the winner as Paris Saint-Germain beat Chelsea 2-1 in a pulsating first leg in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday Cavani who has lost his place in the side in recent weeks latched onto a superb pass over Chelsea’s stretched defense from winger Angel Di Maria and slotted through the legs of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from a narrow angle in the 78th minute "I’m happy for Eddy I’ve said it often because people doubt his scoring abilities but he’s always shown he can score goals" PSG coach Laurent Blanc said "He was going through a very difficult period and I hope that scoring this goal gives him his confidence back" Zlatan Ibrahimovic put PSG ahead with a powerful free-kick in the 39th minute only for Chelsea to level on the stroke of halftime with a rare goal from midfielder John Obi Mikel Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score the winner as PSG beat Chelsea AP Courtois made a string of saves to keep Chelsea in contention heading into the second leg and Spanish winger Pedro almost spoiled the home celebrations in injury time with a rasping drive into the side netting "This is a very strong PSG so I think the performance of our players was very good" Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink said "But we could have been more lethal in the four or five counters that we made" PSG is unbeaten in domestic competition since March and in all competitions since a 1-0 reverse away to Real Madrid in the group stage on 3 November— a run of 23 games Still Blanc’s side could regret a host of missed chances and Chelsea will fancy its chances at Stamford Bridge in three weeks’ time "It’s up to us to go and score at Stamford Bridge we will get chances and we must take them" Blanc said Chelsea knocked out PSG in the quarterfinals two years ago and PSG won when they met at the same stage last season — with both ties settled on away goals PSG’s preparations for the match were rocked by a scandal involving right back Serge Aurier who was suspended by the club for insulting Blanc and some teammates in an expletive-filled online video But Blanc’s side came out with plenty of energy with midfielder Marco Verratti forcing a save from Courtois and Brazilian winger Lucas shooting wide Chelsea’s makeshift defense — missing injured center-halves John Terry and Kurt Zouma — was often caught in two minds whether to sit back or push up on their opponents Thankfully for the visitors left back Cesar Azpilicueta cut out Di Maria’s defense-splitting pass to Lucas as he was breaking into the area But the visitors almost took a shock lead in the 23rd only for PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to brilliantly push Diego Costa’s header onto the crossbar following left back Abdul Baba Rahman’s drifting cross PSG attacked next but Ibrahimovic — having done well to peel off his marker — delivered a poor downward header that startled Courtois only because it was so weak Di Maria wasted another opportunity but the breakthrough came after Lucas was fouled by Mikel some 25 meters out and Ibrahimovic’s powerful free-kick clipped Mikel’s leg and wrong-footed Courtois Ibrahimovic’s intense joy at scoring was understandable too given that he was harshly sent off during the first half in the second leg last season But PSG’s defense so rarely tested in the French league paid the price for poor marking when Costa rose brilliantly above Ibrahimovic to flick on a corner the ball fell to Mikel and he blasted past Trapp "I think the big regret tonight is conceding this goal right on halftime" Blanc said "I was quite angry about that We gave the ball away four or five times before their goal" While Ibrahimovic scores for fun it was Mikel’s seventh goal in 361 career club appearances Chelsea’s gleeful support chanted "You’re not singing anymore" and from the restart Chelsea could have scored again when Willian played in Costa But he opened his foot too much allowing Trapp to guess the angle of his shot Courtois was much busier stopping efforts from Di Maria and Ibrahimovic and unlocking his giant frame to superbly palm away Di Maria’s curling shot But Cavani pounced to hand Hiddink his first defeat since replacing Jose Mourinho in mid-December "Of course a defeat is never a good or nice feeling but scoring away is always good" Hiddink said "We are still in the race" Benfica edges Zenit 1-0 with late goal Benficas Andre Almeida fights for the ball against Zenit’s Oleg Shatov AP Jonas scored in added time to give Benfica a dramatic 1-0 win over 10-man Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday heading home a free kick awarded after Domenico Criscito was shown a red card for the visitors Brazilian striker Jonas Benfica’s and the Portuguese league’s top scorer netted for the 26th time this season with a glancing header from a free kick in 91st minute That was awarded after Criscito picked up his second yellow card of the game for a foul on Andre Almeida Neither team really shone in the first leg last 16 game at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon though the win spared Benfica what looked likely to be a goalless draw and a tough time in Russia Zenit despite not playing an official game since December due to its domestic league’s winter layoff produced a confident performance to keep Benfica at bay for 90 minutes Zenit’s Portuguese coach Andre Villas-Boas rued what he saw as a missed chance to return to Russia with a blank scoresheet "We’ll need to create more chances than today" he said "We held on well . We weren’t as good in the second half" "It was a fair result" Benfica coach Rui Vitoria said "We wanted a bigger win but we didn’t concede a goal and that’s important" Benfica is looking to advance from the last 16 for the first time in four years while Zenit is pursuing its first quarterfinal appearance Benfica had most of the possession but Argentine playmaker Nicolas Gaitan’s neat footwork went nowhere against the visitor’s composed defense With Hulk tightly marked Zenit turned to Danny’s pace to try and break through without success Benfica looked dangerous in the 18th as Almeida broke down the right but when he turned the ball inside Pizzi hesitated before attempting a weak chip over goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin At the other end Axel Witsel produced a low shot in the 52nd shot that forced Benfica keeper Julio Cesar to dive quickly down to his right With 20 minutes to go Gaitan beat two defenders before blasting the ball against Lodygin from short range Just as the match looked destined to finish in deadlock Jonas rose to give Benfica a valuable lead for the second leg in three weeks’ time With inputs from AP Berlin: German chancellor Angela Merkel announced her intention to seek an end to EU membership talks with Turkey during her sole face-to-face TV showdown with challenger Martin Schulz on Sunday putting ties with Ankara centre-stage in Germany’s election campaign In a sharp escalation of an already intensifying diplomatic crisis between two NATO allies with longstanding historical links Merkel said: "It is clear that Turkey should not become a member of the European Union" She said she will discuss with EU counterparts to see if "we can end these membership talks" adding that "I don’t see (Turkey) ever joining and I had never believed that it would happen" Germany will also look at imposing "real restrictions on economic contact" with Turkey as well as possibly issuing a tougher travel warning against travel to the country she said File image of German chancellor Angela Merkel AP Merkel’s tough line comes after Ankara arrested two more German nationals for "political reasons" according to Berlin The plunge in bilateral relations began after Germany sharply criticised Ankara over the crackdown that followed 2016’s failed coup attempt there The escalating tensions have split the Turkish community in Europe’s top economy the largest Turkish diaspora abroad which is a legacy of Germany’s "guest worker" programme of the 1960s and 70s Merkel’s strong stance against Turkey appeared to steal the show from Schulz who had minutes earlier called for an end to the EU membership talks Polls published after the televised debate put the chancellor ahead in the crucial clash Merkel ahead in polls Merkel’s CDU party and their Bavarian CSU allies are commanding a strong 17-percentage point lead over the SPD ahead of the 24 September polls But with almost half the voters still undecided three weeks before the elections the straight-talking Schulz had been pinning his hopes on the prime-time TV showdown hoping to sway millions to his cause and halt a devastating popularity slide A former European Parliament chief Schulz enjoyed a surge in support shortly after taking the helm of the SPD in January only to see that initial excitement fade away But two separate surveys conducted after the debate put Merkel ahead with 55 percent saying in the ARD poll that she was more convincing compared to just 35 percent for Schulz A ZDF survey was closer but still had Merkel ahead with 32 percent against 29 percent who thought Schulz performed better During their 90-minute debate four seasoned TV presenters tossed wide-ranging questions to the two top politicians ranging from Germany’s migration crisis to relations with US President Donald Trump to pensions Schulz who had previously complained that Merkel was lulling voters to sleep with her refusal to engage in combative debate went on the offensive quickly On the hot-button topic of migration he accused Merkel of failing to coordinate plans with EU neighbours when she decided to open Germany’s borders in 2015 to allow in refugees many from war-torn Syria and Iraq But Merkel countered that: "In the life of a chancellor there comes a time when you have to make a quick decision" Recounting the situation when hundreds of thousands of refugees were blocked at the Hungarian border she said she "had no hope that (Hungarian prime minister) Viktor Orban would change his mind" over his tough stance against refugees Given a minute for a closing speech at the end of the debate Merkel turned back to her now-infamous slogan "we’ll manage this" that had marked the refugee crisis "I believe that we will manage this together" she told viewers as she asked them for their support at the ballot boxes on 24 September Visiting Aleppo Iran’s Velayati hails allies’ gains in Syria | Reuters World Reuters Nov 08 2017 23:17:53 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Nov 08 2017 23:17 PM | Updated Date: Nov 08 2017 23:17 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See New Delhi: PCB chief Shahryar Khan has asserted that Pakistan cricket in past few years has survived without playing India and it will continue to survive in case the BCCI backs out of the series slated to be held in the UAE in December The PCB and BCCI has signed an MoU to play six series between 2015 and 2023 However PCB is yet to get the Indian board’s response on its letter last week asking them to honour the ‘binding agreement’ Asked whether he sees the arch-rivals resuming on field ties in December Khan gave a brisk reply File picture of Shahryar Khan AFP "Well it depends on your government Your board has signed an agreement with us that we will play in December They said we will have to get permission from the government We have written to the BCCI asking them honour the agreement We are not running after them We are just saying you have signed something so please honour your signature" the former diplomat told PTI The PCB has often been criticised at home for reaching out to BCCI time and again for resumption of ties The great Javed Miandad went on to say that PCB must not play India at the cost of self-respect Reiterating that politics and sports should not be mixed Khan made it clear that Pakistan will survive irrespective of the future of the high-voltage series "Suppose for political reasons the Indian government decides against playing Pakistan it doesn’t mean we will go bankrupt We will survive If we have survived without India-Pakistan cricket for the last so many years we will continue to survive Yes it will be a setback but that is about it" said the 81-year-old candidly Like in the past the Indian government will have a final say on the popular matter but going by the recent tweet of BCCI secretary and BJP MP Anurag Thakur it doesn’t make the fans on either of the side of border any more hopeful "We have nothing to do with Dawood Ibrahim Our government has made it clear time and again that he is not in Pakistan It is a part of political ups and downs Cricket is one way we can build up better relations" said Khan when asked about Thakur’s controversial tweet last month "Dawood in Karachi NSA wants to meet separatists here Are you really serious about peace and you expect we’ll play cricket with you" Thakur had posted Khan said that there can’t be a deadline on Indo-Pak cricketing matters as most decisions are taken in 11th hour but he is hoping for a positive response from BCCI and the Indian government "The Pakistan government is in favour of cricketing ties with India It is time for the Indian government to take a stand "Politics and cricket should be kept aside There will always be ups and downs in India-Pakistan ties We also came and played on your soil in 1999 when the atmosphere was tense the public gave huge support to us wherever we went "Then you came here after a long break in 2004 I have written to Jagmohan Dalmiya that you made it happen then (2004) you can make it happen now In fact cricket led to improvement in the relations between the two countries "The India-Pakistan series is the most watched event in the sporting world You can’t deprive the fans from both sides from watching their cricketers" said Khan The Bhopal-born administrator also clarified that he never said that India should reward Pakistan for supporting the powerful body in its joint takeover of the ICC alongside Australia and England PTI” revealed Nana. the accused didn’t turn up till evening, finished 8) Abhinav Bindra (10m air rifle) Qualifying score in 2015: 627. 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