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Stock market crash: how I’d invest £3,000 in UK shares today

first_imgStock market crash: how I’d invest £3,000 in UK shares today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Investing £3,000, or any other amount, in UK shares after the stock market crash may not necessarily be a profitable move in the short run. The stock market may yet experience a further downturn due to risks such as coronavirus and Brexit.However, now could be the right time to buy bargain shares for the long run. In many cases, they trade on valuations significantly below their historic averages. Indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 having always recovered from their downturns to post new record highs. So the prospects for many UK shares appear to be attractive from a long-term perspective.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buying cheap UK shares after the market crashPerhaps the most obvious thing to do after a market crash is to buy the cheapest stocks that you can find. This can be a sound idea, but comes with the caveat that any stocks purchased should be high quality. That’s both in terms of their financial positions and long-term growth outlooks. If not, you may end up building a portfolio of stocks that are cheap for good reason, in terms of having weak recovery potential.Assessing the quality of any business is very subjective. However, financial metrics, such as debt compared to equity and the number of times interest payments can be made from operating profit, provide guidance on how solid a company’s foundations may be.At the present time, how a business will react to changing market conditions caused by coronavirus may also be highly relevant. Some industries could change significantly in the coming years, due to evolving consumer trends. As such, businesses will need a clear plan to adapt their operating models following the recent market crash.DiversificationThe market crash may have caused the vast majority of UK shares to decline in value. But in the coming years, some companies are bound to perform better than others. Therefore, it’s imperative to include a broad mix of businesses in your portfolio.For example, some industries may enjoy stronger growth rates than others. Meanwhile, some countries may perform better than the global average. Ensuring you have exposure to a variety of businesses means there’s a lower chance of being focused on industries and/or countries that fail to produce impressive growth rates.The majority of the FTSE 100’s revenue, and around half of the FTSE 250’s sales, are generated from international markets. So UK investors are likely to find the process of diversifying relatively straightforward after the market crash.Not only does diversification reduce overall risks, it may also enable you to benefit from a wider range of businesses. And that, over time, may enhance your portfolio returns. It may also enable you to experience a likely recovery in the stock market after a challenging period in 2020. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 15th August, 2020 Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Wasps up for Firhill Challenge

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tony Hanks – Wasps Director of RugbyLondon Wasps were last in the Heineken Cup knock-out stages back in 2007 – when they went all the way and lifted the trophy for the second time in the space of four tournaments.Now they go into the final two Rounds of Pool matches with 15 points in the bank and just two points adrift of Pool 6 pacesetters Toulouse, the defending champions who have got a record fifth Heineken Cup crown in their sights.Glasgow Warriors at Firhill on Sunday is the first challenge for Wasps and then comes the huge clash of champions at Adams Park when Toulouse and Wasps meet in the climax to the Pool stages.“I look at qualification for the Heineken Cup as the hardest thing,” said Wasps Director of Rugby Tony Hanks. “But once you have done that and are in the tournament the next thing is to get through to the quarter-finals and that was the initial goal we set for ourselves at the start of the season.“What we have achieved so far is to keep ourselves in contention – especially with the back-to-back wins over Newport Gwent Dragons – but we accept we will have to be at our best to get through this weekend and beat a very good Glasgow side away.“And although we did beat them 38-26 in Round 2 at Adams Park, this will be a completely different game. We had a huge point to prove when we played them at our place having just lost to Toulouse as it made that home game really important if we were to make an impact in the group.“They will be a different proposition up there in Glasgow and we know we will be up against a very physical, tough and proud team. I have got an enormous amount of respect for Sean Lineen and Gary Mercer. We accept they will be prepared really well by the coaches and keen to make up for the disappointments they felt after their performance in Adams Park.”“Glasgow are a very hard side to break down – that is all part of their culture and attitude of playing for each other – and they also have some young and talented players like Ruaridh Jackson, Max Evans and Richie Gray while full back Bernardo Stortoni always seems to give us problems.” TAGS: Wasps Wasps have won all three previous tournament meetings with Glasgow and go into the contest in fifth place in the Aviva Premiership.“Before the last rounds of the Heineken Cup it is always pleasing to be well placed in your domestic league and in England it is very tight right across the board, anyone of eight or nine teams vying for the top six places and automatic qualification for the 2011 / 2012 Heineken Cup,” said Hanks.“But now our entire focus is on the Heineken Cup – and everyone knows that no poor teams qualify for the quarter-finals.“Looking back at the earlier matches the opener against Toulouse has to go down as one that got away. We were able to put them under pressure and we managed the conditions really well. To have gone as close as we did against a full strength and very talented Toulouse team was disappointing.“But that has gone and is in the past and we are most certainly not looking beyond Round 5 on Sunday – that would be totally disrespectful to Glasgow.“The first thing for us is go to Glasgow and do the job. “Against the Dragons we would have preferred to play them at Rodney Parade – Cardiff City Stadium was a difficult place to play, it was a bit of an eerie atmosphere – so we were glad to come away with the win and take nine points from the two matches against them.”last_img read more

Joel Stransky backs HITZ and the Springboks

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Joel Stransky knows a thing or two about winning the Rugby World Cup and the former South Africa fly-half believes Wales’ quest to do exactly that will end this weekend An injury-depleted Wales side qualified as runners-up in Pool A last week, as Australia held out to top the group leaving England to miss out on the quarter-finals altogether.Next up is a clash with the rejuvenated Springboks, who have flown back into impressive form since their shock defeat at the hands of Japan on the opening weekend.And former Bok fly-half Joel Stransky, whose dramatic drop-goal clinched the World Cup title for South Africa in 2005, believes his countrymen will progress – spurred on by their youthful contingent which include Jesse Kriel, Damien de Allende, Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.“I think it’s going to be tough,” he said. “Wales have shown enormous character and determination in the last few weeks and to have pushed Australia so close – they could have won that game.“But there is a part of me that thinks they have played two massive games and to sustain that type of effort is going to be tough.“South Africa have had a longer rest and they have built some good momentum. They have shown great character to come back from what was a shocking defeat. Good teams don’t become bad teams overnight.“I think they have got better and, most importantly, I think some of the youngsters have come through and done well.“I have no doubt that on the field of play, taking away the experience factor, they are capable of delivering more than the older guys.” “I have a charity in South Africa, the LumoHawk Foundation, and a lot of what we do is around underprivileged children and getting kids off the streets. This is quite similar in many ways in using sport as a conduit. This fits in nicely with that ethos.“It is very rewarding helping kids who had come from difficult backgrounds – it’s inspiring.”center_img Stransky is on the shores for the World Cup and took the time on Thursday to stop in at Allianz Park for a session with Saracens’ award-winning HITZ programme, after an invitation from one of the project’s partners – Barclays.HITZ tackles some of the greatest challenges facing young people today – unemployment, crime and disillusionment – and gives them the skills to get back into education, vocational training, apprenticeships and employment.Joel Stransky dropped in at Allianz Park for a session with Saracens’ award-winning HITZ programmeDelivered nationally by Premiership Rugby and funded by partners Barclays, Comic Relief, Land Rover and Wooden Spoon, HITZ uses rugby to increase young people’s resilience, self-reliance and confidence.And Stransky, who watched the 16-to-18-year-old students take part in a rugby session before answering their questions, clearly enjoyed the outing.“I have been chatting to some of the kids and talking to them about some of the lessons sport can teach you about life,” he added. Joel Stransky scores the winning drop goal during the 1995 World Cup final match against New Zealand Photo: Shaun Botterill /Allsport/Getty Images last_img read more

Three nominees added to New Jersey bishop election slate

first_img Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has announced March 16 that it had added three names to the slate of six nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s 12th bishop.The three priests, all from the diocese, nominated through an independent nomination process that began with the Jan. 28 announcement of the original slate. That process ended Feb. 27.The additional nominees are:The Reverend Canon Dr. Francisco Pozo, 56, vicar, Christ Church, Trenton;The Very Reverend René John, 52, dean, Trinity Cathedral, Trenton; andThe Reverend Canon Donald J. Muller, 59, rector, St. Peter’s Church, Medford.They join the previously announced nominees:The Rev. David Anderson, 56, rector of St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut;The Rev. Joan Beilstein, 52, rector of Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, Maryland;The Rev. Allen F. Robinson, 42, rector of St. James’ Church in Baltimore, Maryland;The Rev. Canon Melissa M. Skelton, 61, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Seattle, Washington; and canon for congregational development and leadership of the Diocese of Olympia;The Rev. Canon William Stokes, 55, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Delray Beach, Florida; andThe Rev. Martha Sylvia Ovalle Vásquez, 60, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Walnut Creek, California.Detailed information about the all nominees is available here.Short video presentations by the nominees on topics that they have chosen, along with a brief personal introduction, will be made available for viewing on YouTube no later than April 12.The nominees will participate in a visit to the diocese April 22-24, during which time they will meet with clergy and lay people of the diocese.The bishop election will take place on May 4 and the ordination is scheduled for Nov. 2.The 12th bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. George Edward Councell who has served as the diocese’s 11th bishop since 2003. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Posted Mar 16, 2013 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Three nominees added to New Jersey bishop election slate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Elections Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

Interfaith Power & Light welcomes Susan Hendershot Guy as new…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release [Interfaith Power & Light] Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) announced that Rev. Susan Hendershot Guy will serve as its new president, ending a year-long search for the successor to founding president the Rev. Sally Bingham, who is retiring after leading the organization for 18 years.“I am excited to continue to grow this vital organization and its critical mission to mobilize a religious response to global warming and to act as good stewards of our planet for future generations,” said Hendershot Guy, a minister ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition, who has led this work in Iowa for seven years. “I deeply respect the work of Rev. Bingham and hope to build on the solid foundation she created. The need for people of faith to lead the movement to protect Creation has never been greater.”President Emeritus Bingham will remain involved on IPL’s board of directors. “It is with delight and my strong support that I leave IPL not only with a strong board of directors, but also in the capable hands of the Rev. Hendershot Guy who will carry IPL well into the 21st Century,” said Bingham.IPL has an unparalleled track record of educating millions of “people in the pews” about the call to care for Creation and mobilizing them to action, achieving clean energy policy wins from the local to international level. Mobilizing people of faith to be advocates for climate protection is more important than ever, as the Trump administration continues its reckless attempts to roll back urgently needed climate policies. Maintaining the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and keeping congregations all over the U.S. moving forward with emissions reductions to show that “We are Still In” the Paris Accord are important priorities for IPL. Hendershot Guy will be speaking in support of the Clean Power Plan at the upcoming hearing in San Francisco.“Rev. Hendershot Guy will bring a valuable new perspective to our San Francisco-based team from her experience leading one of our successful Midwest affiliates,” said Doug Linney, chairman of the board of directors, which conducted the nationwide search for the new president. “I am more confident than ever in our stability, strength, and the urgency of our mission. I believe we are in a great position for growth and innovation,” Linney continued.Hendershot Guy will step into her new position this month. She will lead IPL from its national headquarters in San Francisco. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Jan 19, 2018 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID People TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Interfaith Power & Light welcomes Susan Hendershot Guy as new president Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Environment & Climate Change, Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

Charity CEO’s name in Web site injunction

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity CEO’s name in Web site injunction Howard Lake | 7 June 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ThirdSector magazine reports that the Chief Executive of the Brook Advisory Service in Edinburgh has won a court injunction ThirdSector magazine reports that the Chief Executive of the Brook Advisory Service in Edinburgh has won a court injunction that requires her name and contact details to be removed from the Web site of the anti-abortion group UK Life League. The Web site had encouraged visitors to contact the Chief Executive at her home. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New head of French-speaking countries union urged to defend press freedom

first_img News Reporters Without Borders today urged the new secretary-general of the International Organisation of French-Speaking Countries, former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf, to condemn attacks on press freedom in Lebanon resulting from an outbreak of political score-settling.It said Lebanon in particular should be reminded of its obligations to freedom and legality – that had made it a democratic exception in the region – because it had hosted the 9th French-Speaking Countries Summit last October. The Lebanese broadcasting media has been hit in the past few months by “political score-settling that would be almost laughable if press freedom was not the main victim of it,” Reporters Without Borders said. Recently, President Emile Lahud and Prime Minister Rafik Hariri had been battling it out by shutting down TV stations and making “intemperate remarks,” it said.The closure of the privately-owned Murr Television (MTV) last 4 September drew broad national and international condemnation but Hariri only added his voice to this on 6 January, two days after Lahud ordered the reopening of another private station, New Television (NTV) that Hariri had ordered closed late last month because of his ties to Saudi Arabia. Hariri is now expected to press Lahud to allow MTV to reopen.The right of MTV and NTV viewers to be informed, along with the right of the two stations to exist and operate freely was “clearly unimportant” to the Lebanese authorities, Reporters Without Borders said. “This absurd situation shows the contempt of the politicians for the independence of the courts, as well as their use of the media and press freedom in petty political manoeuvring.” January 14, 2021 Find out more Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon January 7, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New head of French-speaking countries union urged to defend press freedom RSF_en Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car News Organisation LebanonMiddle East – North Africa LebanonMiddle East – North Africa to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Lebanon February 4, 2021 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders called today on the new head of the International Organisation of French-Speaking Countries, Abdou Diouf, to condemn attacks on press freedom in Lebanon, where it has fallen victim to political score-settling. last_img read more

Donegal arts practicioners meet with newly elected TDs

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Newsx Adverts Google+ Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Arts practicioners in Donegal say they’ve had constructive meetings withs newly elected TDs and Senators in the county. Meetings took place at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny and the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey today, as part of a series of “meet and greet” sessions taking place around the country.Speaking after the Letterkenny meeting, An Grianan Theatre’s Marketting Manager Daithi Ramsey said after they were briefed on the significant contribution made to the economy by the arts, the politicians who attended today’s meeting expressed their support.He believes the arts in Donegal will have elequent advocates in the Oireachtas………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/daihi530.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleTwo people transferred to Dublin following Inishowen RTCNext articleHaulier calls off fuel protest planned to coincide with Queen’s visit News Highland WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – May 16, 2011 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Donegal arts practicioners meet with newly elected TDs Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Altnagelvin patients recalled following x-ray blunder

first_imgNewsx Adverts A review into the performance of the Western Health Trust has found that thousands of X rays went missing in Altnagelvin Hospital Derry last year.As a result, thousands of patients have been recalled.A number of departments at the hospital are affected including those who deal with chest complaints.The SDLP’s Pol Callaghan is to raise the issue in Stormont today, he says there are serious questions over the performance of the Western Health Trust:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/polxrays4pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Previous articleGAA – Tyrone Edge Closer To Semi FinalNext articleSuspended St Eunan’s students ‘not welcome back’ News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – January 27, 2011 Google+ Altnagelvin patients recalled following x-ray blunderlast_img read more

Karnataka HC Asks State Bar Council And AAB To Initiate Disciplinary Action Against Advocates Who Gather Outside HC Gate Seeking Entry Without Appointment

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Asks State Bar Council And AAB To Initiate Disciplinary Action Against Advocates Who Gather Outside HC Gate Seeking Entry Without Appointment Mustafa Plumber2 Jun 2020 1:41 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the Karnataka State Bar Council and the Advocates Association of Bengaluru to take disciplinary action against advocates who gather outside the high court premises and seek entry without having prior appointments issued by the registry for physical filing of matters. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajit…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the Karnataka State Bar Council and the Advocates Association of Bengaluru to take disciplinary action against advocates who gather outside the high court premises and seek entry without having prior appointments issued by the registry for physical filing of matters. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajit Shetty said; “Even today at 9.30 am a huge scene was created outside the high court gate, seeking entry. This is against the Standard Operating Procedure issued by the high court, if this continues we will be compelled to close the courts.” On Monday, also a similar situation had arisen and the Chief Justice had to personally intervene and convince the advocates to follow the SOP. Counsel appearing for the State Bar Council informed that the advocates in their anxiety may have tried to enter the high court premises. To which the bench said “It cannot be for a minority that the majority suffers. Our worry is that litigants will suffer if the courts are closed.”  “Issue notices of disciplinary action against those lawyers who are creating a scene. Is this not misconduct? When the court issues SOP and there is blatant violation, are you not required to issue notice? Are you helpless?,The bench orally asked the State Bar council and Advocates Association.The counsel for the State Bar Council assured the court that action would be initiated. The bench even indicated that it would expand the scope of the suo-motu petition initiated to address the various legal and technical issues which district courts could face during the limited functioning which started from June 1 and include the issue of advocates not following the SOP. Next Storylast_img read more

‘How Can Unarmed Forest Staff Enforce Law Against Armed Poachers?’ Supreme Court Expresses Concern At Lack Of Protection For Forest Rangers

first_imgTop Stories’How Can Unarmed Forest Staff Enforce Law Against Armed Poachers?’ Supreme Court Expresses Concern At Lack Of Protection For Forest Rangers LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Jan 2021 12:45 AMShare This – xUnlike a policeman in a city, a forest ranger is in a situation where he cannot call for help. No one to help him in a forest – CJIThe Supreme Court on Friday expressed serious concerns over the lack of protection for forest officials.”It is difficult to imagine how any law can be enforced by the forest staff who are unarmed against poachers who are likely to be heavily armed”, a bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed in an order passed in application filed in the ‘TN Godavarman Thirumalpad case’. While…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday expressed serious concerns over the lack of protection for forest officials.”It is difficult to imagine how any law can be enforced by the forest staff who are unarmed against poachers who are likely to be heavily armed”, a bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed in an order passed in application filed in the ‘TN Godavarman Thirumalpad case’. While expressing concern at the lack of protection for forest rangers,  the Court asked the Central and State authorities to come up with a policy to give arms licenses to forest staff. Delete “It is difficult to imagine how any law can be enforced by the forest staff who are unarmed against poachers who are likely to be heavily armed”, the CJI led bench notes in the order.Solicitor General and amicus curiae ADN Rao agrees to make a joint statement for resolution.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 8, 2021 The Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, observed that the policy is necessary inasmuch as forest rangers often deal with armed poachers, unlike a policeman in a city, a forest ranger is in a situation where he cannot call for help.The order passed by the bench, also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramnian, observed :”We are of the view that we find it difficult to comprehend how forest officials will be in a position to protect the forests which are normally vast tracts of uninhabited land and of which poachers undue advantage for carrying out their nefarious activities. It is difficult to imagine how any law can be enforced by the forest staff who are unarmed against poachers who are likely to be heavily armed. We must take note of the fact that there are states, notably state of Assam, and according to Rahul Chitnis, the State of Maharashtra, which have armed some forest officers above a certain rank. We do not know what steps are being taken by other states, where poaching is rampant, for protection of the life of the forest guards.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta,  ADN Rao amicus curiae,  Senior Advocate Shyam Divan and other counsel state they will make a joint submission about the measures which can be adopted for the protection of the life of the forest staff. We accordingly adjourn the matter for a period of 4 weeks for the purpose”.The bench was hearing an interlocutory application which challenged the prosecution launched against few forest officers in Rajasthan. Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the applicants, submitted that the FIRs against the forest officials were a ‘counter-blast’ for their action taken against poachers. Divan added that forest officials during their duty have no protection at all. India accounts for 31% of world wide attacks against forest rangers according to some statistics, Divan added.”Our forest bureaucracy needs to be protected; This is an all India problem”, Divan added.At this juncture,the CJI asked, “Why is that in Assam forest rangers are armed with fire arms but in other states they have only lathis?”. Advocate ADN Rao, who is appointed as the amicus curiae in the Godavarman Thirumalpad case, submitted that the problem arises due to lack of utilization of funds by states.In response, the CJI replied :”What we are tentatively thinking of doing…we will see that this money is utilized for bullet proof vests and then for arms for self-protection for officers above a certain rank and helmets in addition to the regular thing like lathis. In some states, officers are moving in chappals and lathis and are being slapped around and beaten by poachers. But in Assam they are armed and nobody comes near them .A forest ranger is in a situation where he cannot call for help unlike a policeman in a city. No one to help him in a forest”.ADN Rao replied that he will consult the Solicitor General for a uniform policy by the Ministry of Environment and Forests regarding this.During the hearing, the CJI also suggested the Solicitor General it was necessary to create a wild life division for the Enforcement Directorate as millions of dollars are the illegal proceeds of wildlife poaching done by international rackets. At this juncture, the Solicitor General and amicus curiae ADN Rao agreed to make a joint statement for resolution of a proper policy in the matter.The bench also granted ad-interim relief in the matter of Shyam Divan by staying the criminal proceedings against the officials. Named after crusader of forest conservation in India, late Mr. TN Godavarman Thirumulpad, the case pertains to implementation of Forest Conservation Act in India. Mr. TN Godavarman Thirumulpad had moved the Apex Court in 1995, seeking to prevent illegal felling of trees in Nilgiri Hills. Taking cognizance of the matter, the Court had then ordered that all non-forest activities, like sawmills and mining to be suspended in forest areas and further retrained felling of such trees from those areas. The case, which was a measure to prevent the illegal felling of timber, later evolved to be the criteria for determination of Indian Forest Policy. The apex court gave the nomenclature of TN Godavarman case and continues employing the writ of mandamus, in matters pertaining to implementation of Forest Conservation Act.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Accounting for HR

first_img Comments are closed. HRpractitioners need to start asking themselves how HR can effectively contributeto the business. Is HR really adding value? asks Denis W Barnard Ihave often wondered why it is that if HR needs to account for its existence,senior company officials continue to appoint HR staff in the first place? Inmany cases each organisation seems to have its own flimsy agenda for this, withspecifications ranging from company scapegoats, welfare workers, corporate axemen and backstops for feeble management.Now,after decades of trying to justify their own existence, HR practitioners shouldbe asking themselves the big questions: what are the key areas where HR caneffectively contribute to business; should HR be represented at board level –and why? Atthe heart of any responsible business there has to be an infrastructure ofcontracts and policies that have a facility for rapid updating on a continuingbasis. Apart from the compliance and clarity that these provide, there is alsothe increasingly important issue of risk containment, given the escalatingscale of remedies for cases of failure by an employer. Anymanager of any function neglects this aspect at their peril, because one lostcase can spawn a raft of like actions. To add to these core necessities shouldbe a compensation and benefits system that works for company and employeesalike, and a serviceable information system for management reporting. Second,it is essential to have a plan and operable procedure to develop the people youhave, and future ones – unless you are in a business that can afford to losestaff and replace them at no cost. Most managers want stable departments withstaff who have been around so long they can do the job blindfolded. Whatthey don’t understand is that they are not maximising the talents of thosepeople who have them and want to move on, and are losing the opportunity tointroduce new blood in the entry-level jobs. Third,an honest appraisal system coupled with a realistic development programme isneeded, realising that there will not always be room for everyone further downthe line, certainly not for those who don’t make the grade. The desired resultwill be better people moving through, up – and on occasion out – of theorganisation in a way that benefits both sides by trading performance and inputfor development, experience, reward and continued employability.Anycompany “touched” by a meaningful HR presence should be left with thelegacy of an environment of challenge and examination. Goodways of achieving this are deploying facilitation skills to assist businessteams to brainstorm new ideas or problem solving; hooking them on staff surveysto take the temperature at regular intervals (and doing something about itwhere necessary); making them analyse exit interviews to see where they arefailing and, crucially, get colleagues at all levels to stop thinking likeemployees but more like individual business people. Everyone should askthemselves “if this were my company/money, would I really do this?”Thelinks between HR and recruitment have been unravelling for some time, and maybein the near future they will effectively die altogether. In many cases, theonly expertise HR has to offer on this is selecting the medium in which toadvertise and schedule in the interviews. By all means design the bestprocesses for successful sourcing and selection, transfer the skills to theirrightful owners – the line managers – and then let it go.Imaintain that HR people can initiate the above three strategies but only untilthey are rolling satisfactorily. After implementation, the necessary skillstransfers should be effected and then it is time to move on, not start buildingbusiness empires and polishing your alloy wheels. An outsourced provider can doany or all of these aspects, and certainly after that the ongoing strategy andapplication can be purchased off-the-shelf from one.Incase anyone reading this is wondering why I haven’t mentioned aligning HR tothe business plan, I should say that many companies don’t have a business plan.Some have one but keep it secret, and others have one but having formulated it,seem to forget it exists. If you have access to one that genuinely seems todrive the organisation, the job will be made easier. The three actions outlinedabove are common for any business to succeed. Asfor HR representation on the board, I’ve yet to hear a really sound andsustainable business reason for this. To flip the matter over, I read recentlyone of the downsides of outsourcing is that it minimises the chance of HRpeople becoming directors! Perhapswe should consider: what are the areas of HR operational expertise that areeither non-transferable or unavailable elsewhere that can justify the cost of aboard director year after year? It’s a time for HR professionals to take areality check on what they are doing, how long they’ve been doing it, and ifthey can make a case for their existence in the form that they recognise it.DenisW Barnard is CFO and a founding director of hrmeansbusiness ltd. www.hrmeansbusiness.com Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Accounting for HROn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Shell/Exxon joint venture agrees on an initial roadmap for exploration and development of offshore Somalia

first_imgThe roadmap will enable the conversion of prior agreed concessions into Production Sharing Agreements under the provisions of the Petroleum Law Shell/Exxon joint venture agrees on an initial roadmap for exploration and development of offshore Somalia. (Credit: Somalia Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources) The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today announces it has agreed on an initial roadmap with the Shell/Exxon joint venture focused on the next steps towards the exploration and development of certain offshore hydrocarbon blocks.This co-created roadmap will enable the conversion of prior agreed concessions into Production Sharing Agreements (“PSAs”) under the provisions of the Petroleum Law. This builds on the agreement signed in Amsterdam on 21 June 2019 which led to the receipt of USD$1.7 million from the Shell/Exxon joint venture from historical surface rentals and other incurred obligations on Offshore Blocks. In adherence to the Revenue Sharing Agreement, this payment was re-distributed among Somalia’s Member States for independent allocation. The processing and distribution of this sum among the member states demonstrate the strength of Somalia’s Revenue Sharing Agreement and provides a model for future treatment of funds arising from petroleum exploration and production.The Ministry is committed to creating an attractive fiscal and regulatory environment for Independent and International Oil Companies to enter offshore Somalia. The revenues from any potential resource will be shared and invested for the benefit of all Somali people.Commenting on the initial roadmap, His Excellency Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, The Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, said: “I am delighted we have agreed on an initial roadmap with the Shell/Exxon joint venture. This gives us confidence in our ability to explore any offshore hydrocarbon potential further. We have a long relationship with the Shell/Exxon joint venture and look forward to this continuing as we seek to provide the building blocks we need to grow our economy.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Diving Teams Train for CSS Georgia Salvage

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Diving Teams Train for CSS Georgia Salvage Authorities View post tag: americas June 19, 2015 View post tag: train View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Naval Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6 conducted joint training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS) June 16.Sailors participating in the training are preparing for the salvage of the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia.Senior Chief Navy Diver Steve Askew, a Master Diver assigned to MDSU 2, said:The purpose of this training was to take EOD Techs, who are already qualified divers, and make them proficient in surface supply diving for the job we’re about to undertake in Savannah, Georgia.The job in Savannah, Ga. Askew refers to is the salvaging of the CSS Georgia, which currently rests on the bottom of the Savannah River. Divers from MDSU 2 and EODMU 6 Technicians will be working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to bring up parts of the ship’s armor systems, steam engine components, small structure pieces and all her weapons, which include four cannon and upward of 50 projectiles, which are either rifle shells or cannon balls.During the first two weeks of the job, there will be one Navy Diver and one EOD Technician diving together to retrieve unexploded ordnance and various artifacts, said Askew.The joint training this week wraps up three months of training for the salvage operation, scheduled to take place from 21 June until 11 September.[mappress mapid=”16271″]Image: US Navy View post tag: teams Diving Teams Train for CSS Georgia Salvage View post tag: Diving View post tag: Salvage View post tag: CSS Georgialast_img read more

Visiting Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

first_imgWesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, doesnot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, maritalstatus, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,learning disability or physical disability, political belief,veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information ornon-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications fromwomen and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiriesregarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discriminationpolicies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President forEquity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, [email protected] Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse,energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking andpractical idealism go hand in hand.Position DetailsThe Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invitesapplications for a visiting faculty position at the assistantprofessor level in neuroscience. The initial appointment is for oneyear, and is renewable for a second year based on performance. Thevisitor course load is five courses per academic year. The coursestaught will contribute to both the Psychology Department as well asthe interdisciplinary Neuroscience & Behavior program.Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in the candidate’sarea of expertise, statistics, and a small seminar for first-yearstudents as well as contributing to a team-taught core course inBehavioral Neurobiology. In addition, service to the department andprogram will include advising undergraduate majors. The PsychologyDepartment currently has 18 full-time faculty members in the areasof neuroscience, psychopathology, cognitive, developmental,cultural, and social psychology. Wesleyan faculty have a strongcommitment to both scholarship and undergraduate teaching. Theappointment will begin September 1, 2021.Minimum QualificationsCandidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, orrelated field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as anAssistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as anInstructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at thetime of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D.in Psychology,Neuroscience, or related field within one year of hire.Special Instructions To ApplicantsA complete application includes: curriculum vitae, researchstatement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available,and no more than two reprints. In the cover letter, applicantsshould describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment tofostering an inclusive community, as well as their experienceworking with individuals from historically marginalized orunderserved groups.You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of threereferees from whom we may obtain confidential letters ofrecommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the emailaddresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the mostup-to-date email addresses for each one).After you have submitted all of the required documents, you willsee a confirmation number. At that point, each of your refereeswhose email address you have provided will receive anautomatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit aletter of reference for you.Additional InformationReview of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled.Inquiries about this position can be sent to Professor BarbaraJuhasz, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] for Interfolio users:We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. Fromyour Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method toupload your letters directly to our online application.For further instructions, look here:http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systemslast_img read more

Rough sleeping ban scrapped

first_imgOxford City Council has removed the prohibition of rough sleeping from their proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), meaning that it will not become a criminal offence. The inclusion of a prohibitionof rough sleeping in the PSPO was part of a measure to tackle anti-social behaviour in Oxford’s city centre. However, the Oxford city council confirmed in a statement on 18th  that this section has been removed from the proposal, stating, “The draft proposals to deal with pidgeon nuisance and with rough sleepers who have been provided with indoor accommodation but fail to use it have not been included in the recommendations to the CEB.“In both cases, the consultation process indicated that an Order of this type was not likely to be the most effective way of tackling these issues.”This change has been welcomd by On Your Doorstep (OYD), OUSU’s homelessness action group. Freya Turner, chairman of OYD, commented on the result, telling Cherwell, “We at OYD are very pleased that Oxford City Council has listened to our concerns and those of the sector, and has excluded rough sleeping from the PSPO.“This isbecause activism brought into relief the fact that rough sleeping, which is a product of unfortunate circumstances, should not be lumped together with practices likefeeding pidgeons, which is behaviour that anyone can choose to refrain from.“Moreover, the PSPO as a piece of legislation was clearly not designed for dealing with rough sleeping, because it was restricted to a particular area – the city centre – and therefore it would have just displaced the homeless people further out of the city, which is not a constructive way to help them and would have made it harder for services to reach them.”OYD began their campaign against the proposed prohibition on rough sleeping two months ago with a petition on change.org. The petition gathered significant momentum, gaining 72,280 signatures by the time the Council changed its plans. OYD successfully passed a motion hrough OUSU securing OUSU support for the group’s stance on the PSPO. Last week also saw OYD campaigning on Cornmarket Street against the criminalisation of rough sleeping.The Oxford City Council responded to OYD’s opposition in late April, releasing a statement in response to the petition, assuring people, “The consultation process has been widely supported and before any decision is taken, the Council will be looking closely at what residents, businesses and visitors have said.”Council Leader Bob Price commented, “The propoal has been developed by the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team in response to complaints from city centre traders, residents and visitors about a range of anti-social and nuisance behaviour.“it seeks to provide a clear framework for city centre activities which will maintain the vibrant and active character that we enjoy throughout the year, while dealing efectively with behaviours that could damage the quality of the city centre experience for shopping, eating and entertainment. It will rprovide legal powers for the first time to tackl persistant offenders who cause a nuisance.”last_img read more

ISTEP+ Scores Kept Sealed, Reporting Issues With Test

first_imgBy James PolstonTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Parents, students, and teachers awaiting the results of the spring 2018 ISTEP+ tests will have to wait a little bit longer.The Indiana Department of Education released a statement Thursday saying it will not be presenting ISTEP+ results as planned at the Sept. 5 meeting of the State Board of Education. The results had been embargoed until then.In a separate statement released later Thursday, IDOE reported they have received word this week from Pearson that there are issues involving a 10th-grade mathematics graphing item and third through eighth and 10thgrade document image reconciliation associated with the final ISTEP+ spring 2018 results.Pearson Education is a British-owned education publishing and assessment service that the IDOE uses to administer the ISTEP+ test.IDOE said officials are currently working with Pearson to reconcile the data for the affected students and redeliver final data and reporting. The department also said it anticipates only a small percentage of students in third through eighth and 10th grade will be affected. Further updates will be provided as more information is made available.Footnote: James Polston is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Group classified Draw Terms

first_img1. We are William Reed Business Media Ltd of Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT.2. Entry into the free-prize draw is subject to these rules and is open to UK residents aged 18 or over.3. Employees (and their families) of William Reed Business Media Ltd, William Reed Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries, their agents and anybody professionally connected with the free prize draw are not eligible for entry.4. To be entered into the prize draw you must have contacted Group Classified as part of the September marketing campaign and provide a valid postal address for us to notify you if you win.5. Only one entry per person is permitted and anybody found to have submitted more than one entry will be disqualified.6. There is one prize. The first name drawn will receive a case bottle of Champagne7. The closing date for the draw is 30th November 2009. Only entries received by that date will be entered into the draw. We will not be responsible for delays in entries for any reason whatsoever.8. The winning name will be drawn at random on 7th December 2009 and will be notified by post with their prize on or before Monday 14th November 2009.9. To obtain the winner’s name send an SAE to Amie Letts, William Reed Business Media Ltd, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT  by 12th November 2009.10. The decision of our Managing Director in all matters under our control is final and binding. No correspondence regarding the results of the draw will be entered into.11. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend the prize draw at any time.12. We reserve the right to publish the prize-winner’s name and/or pictures for future publicity and promotions.last_img read more

Press release: Culture is Digital report will unleash the creative potential of technology for cultural organisations

first_imgNOTES TO EDITORS:Showcases at the event included: When culture and technology come together, great things can happen. The Royal Opera House is exploring immersive technology to open up a suite of new experiences, sharing the extraordinary qualities of ballet and opera with audiences old and new in our digital age. This report acts as a useful framework for all in our sectors to explore this territory. Our cultural output has always been our unique calling card to the rest of the world and when combined with the latest digital developments there is no limit to our creativity. We want the UK to be the best place in the world to trial pioneering technology, while also maintaining our world leading status as a centre of artistic and cultural excellence. Our Culture Is Digital report sets out how culture and technology can collaborate, learn from one another and keep innovating. By embracing new technologies and attracting more diverse audiences, we will continue to cement our status as a creative powerhouse in the digital age. Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund will invest more than £2 million to build the digital capacity of their sectors The National Gallery will create an Innovation Lab to examine how museums and cultural organisations can use immersive media, such as virtual and augmented reality, to enhance visitors’ experiences The Royal Opera House will create an Audience Lab, which will work with diverse talent to create content using emerging technologies and develop cross-sector collaborations Heritage Lottery Fund Chief Executive Ros Kerslake said: Every day across England, artists, performers, museums, libraries and arts organisations create brilliant new content. We want to make sure they have the skills to use the best technology to enable more people in more places to connect directly to this deep well of creativity. We welcome this timely report from DCMS. As we have set out in our current consultation on future funding, HLF is committed to supporting digital capacity in the heritage sector, building on the considerable progress that has already been made. We look forward to working with Arts Council England and other partners in making our collective aspirations for digital culture a reality. DCMS Secretary of State Matt Hancock announced the move as part of the Culture is Digital report, which sets out an ambitious framework for how culture and technology can work together to increase participation and boost the capability of cultural organisations.It is the first time that the Government has looked at how the two sectors can work together to unleash the creative potential of technology and help bring every cultural organisation – both big and small – into the digital age.The report makes a number of commitments, including:center_img Arts Council England will also create and pilot the use of a Digital Maturity Index for the cultural sector, to help organisations improve their digital capability.ACE will also work with the Heritage Lottery Fund to form a Digital Culture Code – a set of guidelines and principles which cultural organisations will be encouraged to sign up to help increase their digital skills.Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley said: The National Gallery is committed to an ambitious five-year programme of digital change. This goes from evolving our approach to ticketing through the use of big data, to launching new mobile services, to embedding innovation in immersive media in the Gallery through our forthcoming Lab. We are excited by today’s launch of the Culture is Digital report. The commitment it marks from DCMS, the Arts Council and cultural organisations across the country to digital transformation heralds an exciting new period for us all. Royal Opera House Chief Executive Alex Beard said: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said: The Culture is Digital report showcases innovative projects in the creative sector, highlighting the extraordinary collaborations between our world-leading cultural and digital pioneers.It was launched at the National Gallery showcasing some of the finest recent examples of digital culture, including cutting-edge immersive installations using the latest technology.The #CultureisDigital project was informed by an online open conversation last yearand was borne out of the Government’s Culture White Paper commitment to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance the online cultural experience.It also builds upon the Government’s UK Digital Strategy commitment to increase digital skills, digital participation and unlock the power of data.Dr Gabriele Finaldi, National Gallery Director, said: Factory 42 – Hold the World with David Attenborough: In Hold the World, Sir David and the Natural History Museum are brought together using a combination of interactive video game technology and TV documentary. Sir David will be transformed into a hologram and will guide participants to virtually handle fossils, using his passion for the natural world to bring objects to life. Science Museum/Alchemy VR: Space Descent VR, a unique and immersive virtual reality experience commissioned by Alchemy VR for the Science Museum Group in which astronaut Tim Peake guides you through a thrilling, high-speed journey to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M. BBC/Civilisations: As part of the Culture UK initiative, BBC R&D has collaborated with BBC Arts to offer the museum sector, galleries and libraries a number of exciting opportunities to be involved in the news series ‘Civilisations’ on BBC 2. The Welsh National Opera/REWIND: Magic Butterfly – the combined experience of The Magic Flute and Madam Butterfly in VR – was a collaboration between the WNO and immersive content studio REWIND. The interactive immersive virtual reality experience combines motion capture, animation, music and technology. Smartify: A virtual art guide enabling audiences to scan and identify artwork in museums and receive rich information via text, audio and video using augmented reality. You can follow #CultureIsDigital on social media and explore our interactive 360 degree presentation that allows users to learn about case studies and other key aspects of the report.last_img read more

Mitch Stein Discusses His NOLA Roots, Promoting Concerts, Playing With Members Of The Dead & More [Interview]

first_imgIn April, the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will return to the Fair Grounds Race Course in celebration of the longstanding event’s 50th anniversary. Musician, bandleader, promoter, film producer, and modern-day musical Renaissance man Mitch Stein fell in love with Jazz Fest more than 25 years ago, and has been involved with the event’s annual festivities in some capacity ever since. This year, Stein will bring a plethora of hard-hitting late-night shows to Café Istanbul, including the 5th Annual all-star celebration of the Grateful Dead dubbed AXIAL TILT.As New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival approaches, Live For Live Music‘s Sam Berenson had a chat with Mitch Stein to discuss his love for New Orleans and its musical culture, the upcoming shows he’s promoting surrounding Jazz Fest, his love for the Grateful Dead and more.Sam Berenson: What initially inspired your interest in New Orleans’ music scene?Mitch Stein: I became familiar with New Orleans music at a relatively young age. My dad was a professional singer, and used to play big band and Dixieland/New Orleans records in the house on a very regular basis. I had already become a big fan of The Radiators by the late 1980’s, and my interest in them guided me towards my first trip to New Orleans. I first attended Jazz Fest more than 25 years ago, and it was on that first visit that Charles Neville (who I had booked years earlier with the Neville Brothers at a show in New York, when I was in college) invited me to sit in with him at Storyville.From that moment, I decided to attend every Jazz Fest I could, and with eternal thanks to Charles, I began my now decades-long immersive study of all things New Orleans. This also subsequently led to the formation of GATORATORS in 2012 with Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, and Reggie Scanlan from The Radiators, plus drummer Eric Bolivar, with whom I had played music before he moved to NOLA from the Bay Area. The band has been playing together ever since.SB: What effect has being a musician and playing music had on your professional career in the industry?MS: I’ve been playing piano since I was 4 years old. I studied classical piano for 10 years, then switched to formal jazz training, including studying and performing at the Berklee College Of Music. In addition to my own projects, I have for years been a “hired gun” for other folks’ jazz, rock, blues, and funk projects, and my decades-long experience of being both a player and bandleader (and film producer) has provided me with the tools necessary to not only communicate and perform with other professional musicians and production professionals, but has paved the way for my now ongoing role as Exclusive Booker and Producer of the night-time Jazz Fest shows at Café Istanbul.SB: Is there anything you’re looking particularly forward to this year during Jazz Fest?MS: While I am extremely happy with this year’s calendar of phenomenal shows at Café Istanbul featuring New Orleans musicians nearly every night, I am admittedly very excited to host The Brecker Brothers Band on May 5th. The Breckers provided the soundtrack for a large segment of my musically formative years, and it’s pretty cool to have things now come full circle, resulting in the upcoming show. The level of musicianship in that band is way off the charts, and while every show on the calendar is worth catching, this show will definitely be a “you-should-have-been-there” experience.SB: What’s the history behind your relationship with Café Istanbul?MS: I first reached out to the owner of Café Istanbul prior to Jazz Fest 2015 to pitch him on an all-star, 2-night celebration of the Grateful Dead called AXIAL TILT (timed with the Dead’s 50th Anniversary). He explained that he was already booked on my requested dates, and we said our goodbyes. A few minutes later, he called to say that he had been contemplating my proposal and was going to go with his gut, allow me the chance to produce the shows, and shift the folks already confirmed to another date.Those shows went so well that he asked if I would be interested in being the exclusive booker for all shows at Café Istanbul during Jazz Fest, and I jumped at the chance. This will be my fifth year booking shows there, and I am extremely appreciative to have been given this opportunity. I am even happier that in addition to thoroughly enjoying the high-level music performed at the shows they attend, folks who pack the place every night really love the overall experience the venue and its staff provides.SB: You’re clearly a big fan of the Grateful Dead. How did you your relationship with the band/music begin?MS: As mentioned before, I had been studying classical piano for 10 years, and was then immersed in formal jazz training when a friend of mine called to tell me that he had an extra ticket for a rock concert and asked if I wanted to join him. I hadn’t yet heard of the Grateful Dead, and assumed by their name that they were some type of hard rock band. When I went to my first Dead show, I quickly discovered to my now lifelong delight that this wasn’t a rock band per se, but a jazz band performing in the rock idiom. The level of musicianship and onstage communication between the band members was stunning, and I was hooked from the first show.I bought a ticket for the following night’s show and was again delighted to discover that not a single song was repeated from the night before. I could spend a LONG time talking about the myriad ways that the Grateful Dead and their music has positively affected my life; suffice it to say that having seen nearly 400 Grateful Dead concerts (plus another 300 or so solo Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and other band members’ solo and collaborative projects), the Dead’s music—and its direct relationship to the world of Jazz—is very much a part of my DNA. I have now officially performed music with every living member of the Grateful Dead, and I feel very fortunate that living and working in the San Francisco area offers me regular opportunities to celebrate them and their music.As a New Orleans side note for those unaware, the Neville Brothers opened for the Grateful Dead at eight of their shows, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil each opened once, and Branford Marsalis joined them on several occasions. Other notable jazz-oriented live Grateful Dead show collaborators include Billy Cobham, Charles Lloyd, David Murray, Etta James, Flora Purim, Ken Nordine, and Ornette Coleman.SB: Tell me a little bit about the formation of your “AXIAL TILT” event.MS: As I mentioned earlier, AXIAL TILT began in 2015 as a 2-night celebration of the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary. I assembled an incredible tribute ensemble comprised largely of members of the Dead’s extended family including Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends), Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra), Robin Sylvester (RatDog), Jay Lane (RatDog), original Grateful Dead member and vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux, and Charles Neville. We are now getting ready for the fifth annual AXIAL TILT (the same lineup but with Joan Osborne on vocals and Dino English from Dark Star Orchestra on drums; Charles unfortunately passed away last year), and will once again present two nice, long evenings of live Grateful Dead nuggets. Each performance will include one acoustic and two electric sets per night, with no repeat of any songs.SB: What’s your fondest memory of Leo Nocentelli?MS: I’d have to say the very first time I saw Leo with The Meters in New Orleans many years ago. I was familiar with their music, but watching the actual Godfathers Of Funk in person for the first time, and hearing Leo’s ultra-familiar guitar riffs in real time and in person, was one of the highlights of all of my years attending Jazz Fest. To now have him performing exclusively at Café Istanbul this year during Jazz Fest’s night-time shows is one long “pinch me” moment. And since I am also a member of Voyager, I’ll also get to check off a personal bucket list item when I’ll have the chance to actually jam with him on April 27!SB: I see Eric Krasno is involved with a bunch of your late-nights. Where did that friendship begin?MS: While our paths have crossed many times over the years, this will be the first time that we’ll be working together. I have been a fan of Eric’s for many years, and have actually tried to book him the past couple of years I’ve been booking the Istanbul lineup. This is the first year that the scheduling gods have paved the way for our collaboration, and I am more than excited to experience his artistry on my “home turf” in musical conversation with folks like Leo Nocentelli, Jason Crosby, Johnny Vidacovich, Renard Poché, Reggie Scanlan, Mark Brooks, Will Bernard, Wil Blades, Jason Hann, and others.SB: So you live in the Bay Area now. Do you see any similarities between your local music scene and New Orleans’?MS: I often tell people that if I didn’t live in the Bay Area, I’d likely end up in New Orleans. There are many similarities between the two scenes, with the most obvious being that both areas are overflowing with exceedingly talented musicians and appreciators of music, and both have provided the world with “signature” musical styles and sounds that continue to be celebrated not only in their respective locales, but throughout the world. I consider it a privilege to be affiliated with both areas, and will continue to do all that I can to celebrate that connection. YEAH YOU RIGHT!AXIAL TILT is set to take place once again on May 2nd and 3rd at Café Istanbul during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA. For more information and tickets to AXIAL TILT and all the other nighttime Jazz Fest shows at Café Istanbul, head here.last_img read more

‘Whole grain’ not always healthy

first_imgCurrent standards for classifying foods as “whole grain” are inconsistent and, in some cases, misleading, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers.  The Whole Grain Stamp, one of the most widely used industry standards, actually identified grain products that were higher in both sugars and calories than products without the stamp. The researchers urge adoption of a consistent, evidence-based standard for labeling whole-grain foods to help consumers and organizations make healthy choices. This study is the first to empirically evaluate the healthfulness of whole-grain foods based on five commonly used industry and government definitions.“Given the significant prevalence of refined grains, starches, and sugars in modern diets, [having] a unified criterion to identify higher-quality carbohydrates is a key priority in public health,” said first author Rebecca Mozaffarian, project manager in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at HSPH.The study appeared in the Jan. 4 online edition of Public Health Nutrition.The health benefits of switching from refined to whole-grain foods are well established, including lower risk of cardiovascular disease, weight gain, and type 2 diabetes. Based on this evidence, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend that Americans consume at least three servings of whole-grain products daily, and the new U.S. national school lunch standards require that at least half of all grains be whole-grain rich. However, no single standard exists for defining any product as a “whole grain.”Mozaffarian and her colleagues assessed five different industry and government guidelines for whole-grain products:The Whole Grain Stamp, a packaging symbol for products containing at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving (created by the Whole Grain Council, a nongovernmental organization supported by industry dues)Any whole grain as the first-listed ingredient (recommended by the USDA’s MyPlate and the Food and Drug Administration’s Consumer Health Information guide)Any whole grain as the first ingredient without added sugars in the first three ingredients (also recommended by USDA’s MyPlate)The word “whole” before any grain anywhere in the ingredient list (recommended by USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010)The “10:1 ratio,” a ratio of total carbohydrate to fiber of less than 10 to 1, which is approximately the ratio of carbohydrate to fiber in whole-wheat flour (recommended by the American Heart Association’s 2020 Goals)From two major U.S. grocers, the researchers identified a total of 545 grain products in eight categories: breads, bagels, English muffins, cereals, crackers, cereal bars, granola bars, and chips. They collected nutrition content, ingredient lists, and the presence or absence of the Whole Grain Stamp on product packages from all of these products.They found that grain products with the Whole Grain Stamp, one of the most widely used front-of-package symbols, were higher in fiber and lower in trans fats, but also contained significantly more sugar and calories compared with products without the stamp. The three USDA recommended criteria also had mixed performance for identifying healthier grain products. Overall, the American Heart Association’s standard (a ratio of total carbohydrate to fiber of equal or less than 10-to-1) proved to be the best indicator of overall healthfulness. Products meeting this ratio were higher in fiber and lower in trans fats, sugar, and sodium, without higher calories, than products that did not meet the ratio.“Our results will help inform national discussions about product labeling, school lunch programs, and guidance for consumers and organizations in their attempts to select whole-grain products,” said senior author Steven Gortmaker, professor of the practice of health sociology.Other HSPH authors included researchers Rebekka Lee and Mary Kennedy; Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology; and David Ludwig, professor in the Department of Nutrition.Support for the study was provided by the Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Prevention Research Centers grant, including the Nutrition and Obesity Policy, Research and Evaluation Network); the New Balance Foundation; the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

From Ed Portal to Harvard Yard

first_imgWhen incoming freshman Kevin Yang learned he was accepted to Harvard College, he quickly wrote and thanked one of the people who helped him the most — Tri Huynh. As a Harvard student, Huynh, now a teacher in California, tutored Yang once a week at Harvard’s Education Portal in Allston.Opened in 2008, Harvard’s Ed Portal serves as a cooperation agreement between Harvard and the city of Boston to bring the University’s greatest strengths of teaching and research to the Allston-Brighton community.For Yang, who moved many times during his middle and high school years, the Ed Portal was a constant. “We’ve lived all over Massachusetts, and moving so often was difficult,” Yang said. “High school was very stressful, and writing my college essay helped me reflect on my identity.”While Yang’s parents worked — his mother is a nurse and his father a scientist — Yang’s grandparents drove him back and forth from the Ed Portal several times each week. These days they drive his younger brother Neil there for his mentoring sessions.Noting his parents high regard for education, Yang said: “You’re always stepping on the backs of your parents to go further. Getting into Harvard is a new experience for all of us — it has been a roller coaster ride. At the end of the day, they are proud of me.” 1Incoming freshman, Kevin Yang, foreground, and his family, at their home. From left, Yi Jin, Kevin’s mother; grandfather, Yongshou Jin; brother, Neil Jin and grandmother, Yi Qun Zhu. His dad, Hailin Yang, not pictured, was at work. 5Neil takes Kevin’s longboard for a ride in their neighborhood. 15In Harvard Yard, Kevin checks his new Harvard ID, comparing it to the one from Boston Latin, and noting how much he has changed. 7For several years, Kevin’s grandparents drove him to and from the Ed Portal, school, and other activities. Currently, Kevin is in the driver’s seat with his learner’s permit while his grandfather instructs him from the passenger seat. 12Neil plays a computer game, while Kevin looks on. Remembering his own mentor, Kevin says, “He was more than a tutor — he was a real person, he helped me to chill. He recognized my human side … he also saw my interest in biology and helped me with my studies.” 2A shelf in the living room displays Kevin’s many awards and some family photos. 8Kevin attended Boston Latin School, the oldest school in America, founded in 1635. 4Kevin’s younger brother, Neil, looks up to him. 6Kevin’s grandfather, Yongshou Jin, speaks Shanghainese. Kevin speaks English, Latin, Chinese, Spanish, and Shanghainese. 9Five signers of the Declaration of Independence along with many other notable historic figures attended BLS. 10Kevin graduated in June. 3Kevin reads his acceptance letter to Harvard. 13On freshmen move-in day, Kevin, returning from his Freshman Orientation Program (FOP), greets Catherine Zhang ’19, on left, while his mother, Yi Jin and father Hailin, look on. Yi Jin rejoiced when she saw her son following his FOP of hiking and camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 14Kevin greets his new roommate, T.J. Song (right) of Gilroy, Calif. They’ll share a room, part of a suite in Weld Hall. 11Kevin and Neil pose inside the Harvard EdPortal. When Kevin attended, the Ed Portal was across the street from its current location at 224 Western Ave. in Allston. Membership is free and hundreds of students like Yang take advantage of the Allston-Brighton mentoring program, which pairs a Harvard student with a local youth. 16Kevin hugs his mother. His father, Hailin, said he would miss work to be at move-in day partly so he could, “park the car in Harvard Yard.” The family car is to the left.last_img read more

Costa Ricans Are The Western Hemisphere Nation Most Satisfied With Life

first_imgBy Dialogo March 29, 2010 They lack the per capita wealth of the Americans, but the Costa Ricans are the happiest people in the Western Hemisphere, while the Haitians and the Cubans are at the opposite end of the spectrum, according to a Gallup poll released today. About 63 percent of “Ticos,” as Costa Ricans are known, are satisfied with life and optimistic about the future, while only 2 percent have difficulty surviving from day to day, according to the survey. Following the Costa Ricans at the top of the happiness list are the Canadians, the Panamanians, the Brazilians, and the Americans. Things are very different in Haiti, where only 4 percent of citizens are content with their existence and where access to food, shelter, and medicine is a problem for 35 percent. In Cuba, 25 percent of people say that they are happy, compared to 11 percent who struggle to survive every day. In the survey, Gallup asked at least one thousand people in each country how they would evaluate their wellbeing on a scale of zero to ten, using a sample designed to represent the opinion of all citizens. According to the study, happiness depends on two factors, health and wealth, Gallup’s head of Global Practice, Tom Rath, said at an event at the firm’s headquarters today. And among all of an individual’s circumstances, “nothing is as important as having a good job” for a sense of personal satisfaction, Rath indicated. Gallup conducted the survey in more than 150 countries, together encompassing 98 percent of the world’s population. The nation where citizens said that they were most content with life was Denmark, while the nation with the worst result was Zimbabwe, where, according to Gallup, sadness reigns.last_img read more

Advice available for lawyer reservists

first_img November 15, 2001 Regular News Advice available for lawyer reservists Advice available for lawyer reservists The Florida Bar’s Ethics Department With the tragic events that occurred on September 11, many reservists and National Guard personnel were mobilized to assist in the fight against terrorism. Some of those called to duty were members of The Florida Bar. Because of the possibility of a greater mobilization in the near future, it is important for attorneys who may be called to active duty to be adequately prepared to handle the impact on their law practice. While most reservists have a developed contingency plan to protect their clients and law practice, we have learned that some attorneys were not prepared for an immediate mobilization. Mobilization is especially difficult for solo practitioners who do not have the advantage of another attorney working in their office to assist in the transition of cases. Attorneys who practice in a firm have the benefit of allowing another attorney within the firm to handle client matters. The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel has posted some guidance on the ABA’s website which may be beneficial to sole practitioners who do not have a current mobilization plan which includes their law practice. The guidance includes an article entitled “Mobilization Readiness Advice for the Solo Attorney/Reservist.” The article offers tips on selecting an attorney to assist in the winding down of a law practice. Factors such as competence, experience, professionalism, and adequate malpractice coverage are primary considerations when selecting a designated attorney. Transitional conferences with the attorney and staff regarding status of cases are also suggested for at least the most pressing matters. The designated administering attorney would need to have an understanding of office systems such as conflict checks and calenders. It is also important that designated attorneys have access to locked storage facilities as well as passwords to obtain computer information. Most importantly, the trust account should be made accessible. Failure to have an authorized signatory on your account could require a court’s order to release client funds. Client notification is also discussed in the article. Clients should be notified of the possibility of an activation order once it appears that a mobilization is likely. Information provided in the notification would include a discussion of what to expect when activation occurs and the necessity that the client file be forwarded to another attorney. Notification and communication with your malpractice carrier is also critical. The article, as well as samples of suggested documents and checklists, can be viewed in its entirety at www.abanet.org. The Florida Bar has a link to the relevant section of the ABA website on its homepage at www.FLABAR.org. It should also be noted that the Military Affairs Committee of the Florida Bar is sponsoring a pro bono referral program to assist active duty military, recalled reservists, and recalled National Guardsmen with their legal needs. Those interested in volunteering should complete an application (provided below) and return it to the Military Affairs Committee staff liaison, Jennifer Wilson. Civilian attorneys and other local bar associations in the state should refrain from soliciting or otherwise directly contacting the military to provide assistance. The Florida Bar Military Affairs Committee will coordinate all necessary assistance and provide training for the volunteers. In addition, the Law Office Management Advisory Service of the Florida Bar (LOMAS) has information and materials available for attorneys who employ reservists. LOMAS can be contacted at (850) 561-5611.last_img read more

Deal reached in Versailles counterfeiting case

first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County Superior Court Judge Jeffery Sharp has sentenced a Versailles man to two-and-a-half years probation in connection with four counts of felony counterfeiting.Court documents indicate Daniel Craig, 32, purchased fake bills at a flea market and tried to color them to make look authentic. Craig then used the $100 bills at Versailles-area businesses before he was charged in the spring of 2017.On October 4 Craig reached a deal with the prosecutor to plead guilty to one charge and three other counts were dropped. He was also given credit for 54 days served.last_img read more

Lady Cardinals Sweep Lady Mohawks

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Cardinal defeated the Waldron Mohawk in 2 exciting sets. 25-24, 25-24. The Cardinals came out strong with 5 strong serves from Rachel Suttmann. After that, the Cardinals had to work hard on the court to push this first set to the end. The second set started off slow until Jaelyn Owens served 6 straight points. The girls covered the court well to stay close with the Mohawks to pull out the win. Rachel Suttmann led the team with 10 points followed by Jaelyn Owens 8 points, Ashley Hunter 3 points, Cora Roth 2 points and Kalli Obermeyer 1 point. Sophia Hohenstein played the net solid with several tips. Lucy Abplanalp and Cora Roth both had a kill to lead the offense. The St. Louis 8th Grade Volleyball team topped the 8th grade Waldron Mohawks 25-18, 25-14. The Cardinals started off slow in the first set falling behind 6 points quickly. The Cards kept their composure to battle back 1 point at a time. Once they battle back to the top in the first set, the girls stayed on top even through the second set. Lilly Schebler led the team with 10 points. Kate Weber contributed 8 points, Isabelle Wonnell 6 points, Catherine Streator 5 points, Rhea Miller 3 points and Ella Moster and Claire Saner 1 point each. The back row defense by Ingrid Tuveson, Maggie Beiser and Ava Owens passed the ball well to help set up the offense. Catherine Streator commanded the net with 8 hits, Isabelle Wonnell 7 hits and Kate Weber 6 hits.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more

Imperious Kipchoge wins in Londonagain as Kosgei upsets favourites

first_imgBy Peter HallLONDON (Reuters) – Eliud Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon time ever to clinch his fourth London Marathon title on Sunday, ahead of Britain’s Mo Farah who struggled in fifth, while Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei impressed to win the women’s race.Kenya’s Kipchoge made it an incredible 11 marathon wins from 12 races, leading from start to finish to come home in a time of two hours, two minutes and 37 seconds — 58 seconds off his own world record set last year in Berlin.The women’s race got off to a slow start, but reigning champion Vivian Cheruiyot ran a fast 15th mile, before Chicago Marathon champion Kosgei took the lead and strode to her first London title with a time of 02:18:20.Kipchoge was expected to be challenged by Farah, but having kept up with the imperious Kenyan early on, Farah struggled in the latter stages.He finished over three minutes behind the winner, who is regarded by many as the greatest athlete of all time.“It feels strange to be considered the most successful elite man in racing, it’s really good and I’m very, very happy to have won four times,” Kipchoge said.“I know how to win this race and I was confident and didn’t feel it was in doubt at any point.”Farah’s pre-race preparations were marked by a dispute with fellow distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie.However, the multi-Olympic, world and European champion over 10,000 and 5,000 metres said the dispute did not act as a distraction ahead of his third London Marathon.“I didn’t think the fuss affected my run and I wasn’t distracted by the build up,” Farah said. “It was all about London today and so I put my head down, did my best.“I don’t regret anything I said and I respect the race.”In the women’s race, three-times winner Mary Keitany was the favourite with the field going for the women’s only record — without the aid of male pacemakers — set by Keitany in London in 2017.Keitany, however, never troubled Chicago Marathon champion Kosgei and last year’s winner Cheruiyot out in front, finishing down in fifth, 2:38 slower than Kosgei.Kosgei broke clear of Cheruiyot to win having ran the fastest second half of a marathon ever.“To smash my personal best is all I could to ask for,” Kosgei said. “I always get tempted to go with the leaders, but now I run better in the second half so I held back and that worked for me.”last_img read more

Who’s worth more: the team or the player?

first_imgWhen Valve introduced the new Dota Pro Circuit (DPC), the way we viewed the competitive Dota 2 scene drastically changed. Back before teams were penalized for changing their rosters, we would see teams dropping players weeks before a major tournament. The magnitude of these changes meant that teams who trained together for months were suddenly left trying to obtain a $23m (£16.2m) dollar prize pool with new teammates. The effect that these last minute changes had on teams left players scrambling to synergize. The expectations of the fans and their organizations added more weight onto their first place aspirations. The chaos of the pre-DPC shuffle emphasised the success a potential line-up would have over the developed and cohesive team they could build. It was a system rules by instant gratification over patience.  These last minute drops weren’t too commonplace but they did occur.The Aegis of Champions, the ultimate aim for any Dota 2 player. Credit: ValveTake Evil Geniuses (EG) as an example. Back in January of 2015, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Ludwig “Zai” Wåhlberg very abruptly left EG to join Team Secret. This sudden line-up change occurred about a month before the Dota 2 Asia Championships (DAC). Luckily EG was able to fill the two spots with the recently released Kurtis  “Aui_2000” Ling and the pub star Syed Sumail “Suma1L Hassan. EG went on to win the DAC and succeed against the odds. This emphasis on the team meant that potential investors saw  value in the team rather than the individual players. It also meant that teams could drop players at a moment’s notice without suffering any consequences. So how did the DPC change all this?An Emphasis on the PlayerThe introduction of the DPC forced teams into regulated roster changes and doesn’t allow teams to change their line-ups without a penalty. This gave a much needed protection to players who previously were seen more as pawns rather than the foundation of a good team. Suddenly players were given more value as they were the holders of the new DPC points, not the teams. The eight teams who had acquired the most points would receive a direct invite to The International 2018 (TI8) and the points would be based on the top three players who have accumulated the most points.The new DPC system places a much larger emphasis on the player which changes the dialogue for investors. Just recently we saw Fnatic drop Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin and then pick up Sahil “Universe” Arora. This change saw Fnatic jump from 11th place to 9th place, leaving them to just one place away from automatically qualifying for TI8. No longer is the emphasis on the team but rather on the player. The Wild West of Dota 2Esports is an ever growing industry with new investors waiting to see what’s a worthy investment. What’s worrying about the sudden emphasis on players instead of teams is that it turns potential investors away from the Dota 2 competitive scene. Are team organisations still a worthy investment if the emphasis is now placed on the player rather than the team? If teams can drop points as quickly as they achieved them, is the Dota 2 landscape a stable investment? It’s hard to create an argument that supports the stability of the current Dota 2 competitive scene. While it seemed that Valve was attempting to regulate the movement of players amongst teams, it really feels like Valve created more chaos than order. Valve’s regulations have now changed how players are valued and thus, changed how investors view both the player and the team. The two are now separate entities with players potentially being seen as commodities, not integral members of a squad. This year has proven that the Dota Pro Circuit isn’t flawless and still needs further development. The Dota 2 competitive scene has come a long way. What’s worrying is potentially seeing what happened with Ohaiyo happen next season at the mid point of the circuit – or even just before The International this year. Will more teams recognise their ability to shuffle their teams to accumulate points without having to play in the tournament ? Will Valve see this flaw in their system and add more provisions to ensure teams don’t capitalise on this ‘flaw’? The type of swing that Fnatic had might please their investors now but this won’t always be in favour of the organisation. Future shuffles could see bigger highs and lows – and not just in the favour of the organisation or their investors.last_img read more

David Ortiz’s condition upgraded to ‘good;’ prosecutors set to reveal motive, plot behind shooting

first_img“We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal, both in the Dominican Republic and here in Boston. David’s journey to good health has been bolstered by the many expressions of love that have come to us from across the globe. Your support has lifted his spirits tremendously during this challenging time.”The #RedSox today issued the following statement on behalf of Tiffany Ortiz: pic.twitter.com/WRTQJD9KLq— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 18, 2019The retired Red Sox star had been listed in “guarded” condition in recent days. He underwent surgery in the Dominican Republic following the shooting, and doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestines. He was then transported to Boston. David Ortiz’s condition has been upgraded to “good,” his wife Tiffany reported Wednesday, nine days after he was shot in his native Dominican Republic.“This morning, David’s condition was upgraded to ‘good’ by his doctors and he continues to make progress with his recovery in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital,” Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement released by the Red Sox. The 43-year-old Ortiz was at a Santo Domingo bar the night of June 9 when a suspect shot him at close range. Thus far, 11 people have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. Boston’s WCVB TV reports that prosecutors are expected to reveal the motive and plot behind the shooting Wednesday.Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” was a 10-time All-Star who led the Red Sox to three World Series titles.last_img read more

NFL Thanksgiving game picks against spread: Cowboys handle Bills; Saints win NFC South

first_imgWeek 13 in the NFL opens with three games on Thanksgiving, starting not long after noon ET. Although Thanksgiving matchups tend to lean toward home teams, two of the three road teams are favored in 2019.With Detroit’s Ford Field and Dallas’ AT&T Stadium in the traditional mix, there will be no November weather issues per usual in the first two contests. This year, the same goes for the night cap, with Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium doing the hosting. Favorites usually fare well straight up and against the spread on Thanksgiving. Do we see the trend continue for Bears vs. Lions, Bills vs. Cowboys and Saints vs. Falcons on Thursday?Here are our latest NFL picks and predictions, a Thanksgiving special edition.FULL WEEK 13 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsNFL Thanksgiving picks, predictions against spreadChicago Bears (-5.5) at Detroit Lions12:30 p.m. ET, FoxThe Bears are somehow 5-6 despite inconsistent and often mistake-plagued play from Mitchell Trubisky, but in better matchups, he tends to deliver timely big plays. Just three weeks ago, he rallied Chicago past Detroit at home and now gets a second shot at this reeling defense. Look for Trubisky to start faster in the rematch by spreading the ball around, namely to Allen Robinson downfield and Tarik Cohen on checkdowns. Given the renewed strength of Chicago’s defense, he doesn’t need to do too much to out-duel another backup QB again, this time David Blough Bears coach Matt Nagy needs to have his team continue to beat teams it should beat in order to finish a disappointing season strong. Lions coach Matt Patricia should be off the hot seat given the rash of key injuries his team has suffered, namely to Matthew Stafford. Even with their chances of an NFC North repeat faded, the Bears will be better at playing for pride than the Lions given their significant defensive advantage.Pick: Bears win 24-17 and cover the spread.Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys (-6.5)4:30 p.m. ET, CBSThe Cowboys need this game at home to prove they can beat teams with winning records, as Jerry Jones now has a more watchful eye on Jason Garrett. The Bills have a brutal four-game stretch ahead that could derail a 8-3 season from AFC wild-card contention. Desperation will kick in for Dallas, which will be able to run better with Ezekiel Elliott and get it downfield better with Dak Prescott than Buffalo will do with Devin Singletary and Josh Allen. This game will be a grind on both sides as big plays are contained and good red zone defense leads to more field goals than TDs.The Bills have yet to face an offense at the level of the Cowboys, and they have had issues stopping the run. That’s bad news for Buffalo against Elliott, who can also set up Prescott for favorable play-action passing opportunities. Allen will do his best to keep his team in the game both passing and running with former Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley helping him in a “revenge game,” but Prescott has more firepower around him. Look for the Cowboys to come through big-time for Garrett on both sides of the ball.Pick: Cowboys 26, Bills 16New Orleans Saints (-6.5) at Atlanta Falcons8:20 p.m. ET, NBC The Saints had a narrow escape against the Panthers at home on the heels of being routed by the Falcons at home and rolling past the Bucs on the road. The Falcons went from suddenly whipping the Saints and Panthers on the road to falling hard to the Buccaneers at home. That makes this yet another hard-to-predict NFC South matchup. We’ll see about the injuries to Julio Jones and Marshon Lalttimore in what could be a marquee wide receiver-cornerback matchup, but the biggest issue here will be the Saints having a strong running game vs. the Falcons not having much of one, even with Devonta Freeman. Drew Brees will feel much less pressure than Matt Ryan will in the rematch with plenty of help from Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray.The Falcons that beat the Saints 26-9 fielded an overachieving and inspired defense after their bye. The Buccaneers did a good job to adjust and find the big plays downfield and also run effectively to take pressure of Jameis Winston. The Falcons used to have a real home-field advantage, but that has been absent this season against better teams. The Saints will spoil the holiday night for their division rivals and clinch another NFC South title in style.Pick: Saints win 27-20 and cover the spread.last_img read more

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Wednesday April 1st Local Sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA will permit spring-sport Division I athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost, but did not guarantee financial aid. Winter sports were not included in that decision. The council declined to extend eligibility for student-athletes in sports where all or most of their regular seasons were completed. IOWA CITY — Iowa baseball coach Rick Heller is not sure how many of his 10 seniors will take advantage of an added year of eligibility. The NCAA Division One Council approved an added year for spring athletes who had their seasons cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.Heller says the Major League Draft could have an impact on which of the seniors return.Under the plan returning seniors will not count against scholarship or roster limits. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — 1991 World Series, Game 3 — Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves — 7:00center_img IOWA CITY — Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands says his program is focused on the future. The top ranked Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Tournament but had their chance of winning a national title taken away when the NCAA Championships were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.And with nearly the entire lineup back it is a bright future.Brands says the focus right now needs to be staying healthy and finishing the semester.Brands says it does no good to look back at what might have been.Brands back on Friday was named the 2020 InterMat Coach of the Year, getting eight of the ten first-place votes from the staff of the amateur wrestling website.last_img read more

Age cheats under scanner at U-17 World Cup

first_imgBrazil coach Carlos Amadeu said that it won’t be easy for the South American giants to break their 14-year-old trophy drought with “too many title contenders” in fray.“All the European teams are very strong, including Spain and England, while Mexico, United States and the South American sides will pose a threat,” Amadeu told reporters in Mumbai.“It’s always difficult to face an African side in this age group,” the 52-year-old added.Brazil have been dealt a severe blow after star striker Vinicius Junior, who has drawn comparisons with Paris-Saint Germain’s Neymar, was denied release by his club Flamengo.India, hosting their biggest football event yet, will also be keen to mark their debut with a strong showing. They are in Group A with USA, Columbia and Ghana.But India’s manager Luis Norton de Matos, a former Portugal forward, did not mince his words when he said that India have just a five percent chance of winning a game.The 23-day event culminates on October 28 with the final in Kolkata, the eastern city known as the hotbed of football in cricket-obsessed India. New Delhi, India | AFP | The Under-17 World Cup starting in India on Friday should feature only players born this century, but officials are taking no chances after defending champions Nigeria were caught in a major age-cheating scandal.All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of Neymar, Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they weren’t born before January 1, 2000.The measure was confirmed after Nigeria, who have won the tournament a record five times, bombed out of qualifying after they lost 26 squad members who were found to be over-age ahead of a key clash in August.Age fraud is also rampant in other countries, according to football officials, prompting FIFA to bring Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment to the 17th edition of the tournament, which is taking part in six Indian cities.MRI scans can determine whether a player is below 17 with 99 percent accuracy, experts say, as they can show whether he or she has stopped growing — which usually happens after 17.“While it is the responsibility of each member association to ensure that their players meet the age requirements, FIFA has decided to conduct magnetic resonance imaging of the wrist at its U-17 competitions,” said a FIFA spokesperson.Play gets underway on Friday in New Delhi, where two-time champions Ghana play Colombia at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, while New Zealand clash with Turkey in Mumbai.With the absence of Nigeria, and with three-time winners Brazil weakened, the tournament is regarded as open and unpredictable. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Driver in fatal Broward County forklift crash did not have license, in country illegally

first_imgThe forklift driver involved in a deadly crash in Broward County should not have been behind the wheel or even in the country.Ulises Mondragon of West Palm Beach was driving a forklift over the weekend when he collided with a Mercedes-Benz near Fort Lauderdale Beach, killing the driver.Police say the 30-year-old admitted he did not have a driver’s license and was not authorized to drive a forklift.They also said Mondragon is in the country illegally from El Salvador, and ICE has been notified.Mondragon is jailed on multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal crash.last_img read more

Local man arrested for pointing an AR-15 with a laser at a police helicopter

first_imgThe Martin County Sheriffs Office is reporting that they have arrested a 55-year old man after he reportedly pointed a laser that was attached to an AR-15 at a police helicopter.The incident occurred around 9:50 pm on January 18th as officials were assisting the Port St. Lucie police department with a burglary investigation.When the Port St. Lucie police department responded to the home, Norman Flaxman admitted that he pointed the laser at the MCSO Air-1 helicopter because  he “wanted to test it.” Authorities also reported that Flaxman may have posted the footage on social media.He is now facing felony charges of pointing a laser at a pilot or driver.last_img read more

Local Man Calls Police After Stabbing, Robbing Victim

first_imgBoynton Beach police say a man called them after he allegedly stabbed the person he attempted to rob.Police received a phone call from West Palm Beach resident Victor Morel on Saturday night, claiming that he had been shot at two times around the area of SE 23rd Avenue and South Seacrest Boulevard. Morel also told them that he had stabbed a person at 2039 South Seacrest Boulevard, and refused to meet with law enforcement.Officers responding to 2039 South Seacrest Boulevard found two spent shell casings in the parking lot. They also discovered an empty holster, loose amphetamine pills and a blood trail close to the front door of an apartment at that address.The victim was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital with a stab wound to his upper back and an abrasion to the right side of his head. He was later transported to the Delray Medical Trauma Center for a collapsed lung.When Morel eventually agreed to meet with police, he told them that he met the victim on a social media app called “Grindr.”He added that he had heard the victim was a drug dealer, and his intentions when meeting the victim were to “make some money off of him.”Morel also admitted that they met at the victim’s argument and got into an argument there.According to police, Morel admitted striking the victim in the head with a closed fist, causing the victim to fall to the ground.The arrest report adds that Morel then grabbed a briefcase filled with methamphetamine and struck the victim again before running out the front door.Morel stabbed the victim, who had managed to get a hold of a firearm.The other man fired two shots as Morel drove away, hitting the front windshield and driver’s side window.Police contacted the victim at the hospital, who told them that Morel had attempted to rob him of his wallet, but he put up a fight.The victim added that Morel stabbed him in the back, forcing him to pull out his firearm and shoot.Morel is charged with Robbery and Aggravated Battery.He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and there is no word on any charges against the victim.last_img read more

$66,603 CARRYOVER INTO SATURDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.

first_img$66,603 CARRYOVER INTO SATURDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2020)–There was no single ticket winner in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot today, creating a Jackpot carryover of $66,603 into Saturday’s nine-race program.With a carryover of $50,049 from Thursday, there was $72,309 in new money bet into the Rainbow Six today, creating a total Jackpot pool of $122,358.Approximate post time for Saturday’s fourth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is at 1:59 p.m. PT.  Three graded stakes, the Grade III, $100,000 Robert B. Lewis, the Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos and the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual, which are carded as races six, seven and eight, are all included in Saturday’s Rainbow Six sequence.Average field size for tomorrow’s Rainbow Six stands at 9.3 horses per race.First post time is at 12:30 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

‘Baba’ Nunes backs BIGDADDYKOOL in Superstakes debut

first_imgAnthony ‘baba’ Nunes’ three year-old colt, BIGDADDYKOOL, announced his arrival on the big stage earlier this year when he captured the Lotto Classics for the Governor’s Cup in May. A month later the young horse was second in the Jamaican derby after an exciting battle to the wire with FUTURE KING for Jamaica’s most prized race, although both horses ended being disqualified.However, despite taking on some of the best thoroughbreds on the local circuit, in the Lotto Classics, such as ORPHEUS and JAMAI RAJA, and horses like FUTURE KING in the derby, the three year-old colt will face his toughest test to date when he lines up for the Superstakes, against defending champion FRANFIELD, reigning horse of the year SEEKING MY DREAM, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, PHINEAS, A THOUSAND STARS, JAMAI RAJA among others, this weekend at Caymanas Park.But veteran trainer, Nunes, is confident the young horse has what it takes to win the $1 million purse on Saturday.”It is the first time he (BIGDADDYKOOL) is going to run against the top A class older horses like SEEKING MY DREAM and PERFECT NEIGHBOUR so it’s left to be seen if he can manage them. But I am pretty confident in him he’s a really nice colt and he certainly stays the trip and he has mature extremely nicely since the St Leger and we have high hopes for him,” Nunes told the Gleaner.’Baba’s biggest concern is that his main contender has not raced in over two months, and he thinks this could have an effect on the outcome, but nevertheless he remains very optimistic of his chances.”But he has trained nicely and I think he can overcome it (A class, older horses). In my mind you are always going to have question marks until the race runs. But ideally I would love to have get a race four weeks before but it didn’t happen and that is how it is in horse racing sometimes, things don’t work out the way you plan. But as far as me preparing him for this race with that in mind I have no complaints,” he told the Gleaner.Nunes has won the event on three occasions and would love a fourth, he also wants to give Trinidadian owner Stephen Narinesingh his first Superstakes win.last_img read more

Works ongoing to salvage sunken dredge “Draga”

first_imgOver a month after dredge “Draga” sank at Pieremap Falls, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), efforts are now moving apace to salvage the wreckage.The vessel bearing registration number SD 3398 and owned by Crown Mining is expected to be removed from its present position in a matter of days.The operation is being untaken by the Natural Resources Ministry and several agencies including Crown Mining, to have the wreckage removed from the Mazaruni River since it is dangerously positioned.According to a statement issued by the Natural Resources Ministry, a crew of workers has built a specialised pontoon which will be used to bring to the surface the partly sunken dredge. The pontoon has three hydraulic winches and is 28 feet wide, 68 feet long and four feet deep. It has 18 compartments.“The plan is to fill the pontoon with water and then secure it to the sunken barge. The water will then be pumped out of the pontoon, which will cause it to rise up, taking the Draga with it. The pontoon when empty will have a lifting capacity of 180 tonnes,” the release stated.However, while the crew is at the site attempting to execute the plan, several challenges are now being encountered.The officials explained that the speed of the water at the top of the Pieremap Falls, coupled with a prolonged rainy season, is making the job even more difficult since the works entail underwater cutting.The works will soon be executed as the water levels drop, making the operation less dangerous. “The Ministry of Natural Resources will continue to monitor the situation in collaboration with the Maritime Administration Department,” the release added.last_img read more

Nurses charged to be “agents of change”

first_img“We must change the perception that persons have about the capability of public health nurses. You must be the agents of change for the benefit of all … patients must leave satisfied.”UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw GriffithThis was the charge delivered by Advisor to the Public Health Minister, John Adams to the 27 nurses graduating from the University of Guyana’s Bachelor of Science Nursing Programme. Adams was speaking at the annual award ceremony hosted at the Pegasus Hotel on Sunday evening.He told the nurses that as agents of change, they must educate others in order to make a difference within the public health sector. This, he noted, will involve a willingness on their part to continue to build their own capacity as they strive for excellence as health-care professionals.“That step will not only benefit you, but boost the Ministry of Public Health and the country, as a whole … It will bring you on par with your colleagues in the Caribbean since qualifying yourself in the various health fields will certainly aid Guyana in achieving Goal 3 of SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] – ensuring a healthy life and well-being for all. The acquisition of these skills will surely benefit you and the country, once it is utilised properly,” he is quoted as saying by the DPI.Chief Nursing Officer at the Ministry, Linda Johnson, said the award ceremony speaks volumes for those who have graduated.“It is indeed an undeniable fact that the progress of any health-care system is through the development of nurses via higher education. Globally, nurses are the centre of almost every health-care team and they make an enormous contribution to the health of any nation … as graduates that emerge with a degree in nursing, your experience and added knowledge are valued assets,” Johnson said.The Chief Nursing Officer also charged the nurses to map out and develop new approaches to nursing care, health promotion and disease prevention. She advised them to secure leadership role opportunities within the sector in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learnt.In his remarks, UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith encouraged the nurses to embrace the values of respect, integrity and excellence and to be exemplars of all three attributes.last_img read more

Orange County blaze likely first of many

first_imgThe blaze was ignited by flames that spread from a stolen car that was set ablaze, said Miller. “It was intentionally set, so that makes it arson,” he said. The car was a 2004 white Honda Civic that had been stolen from Riverside County, said John Nicoletti, spokesman for city of Anaheim. He said investigators had been in Riverside County all Monday working leads and were also reviewing security tape from Highway 241 to try to identify who ditched the car. “We’re looking for anybody who was traveling along the 241 toll road early Sunday that may have any information about seeing people around a vehicle such as that,” Nicoletti said. A red-flag alert for fire danger had been issued going into the weekend, and the forecast of winds, extremely low humidity and heat proved true as Southern California stayed on pace to have the driest winter in decades. ANAHEIM – A fierce blaze that whipped through brush lands among neighborhoods of multimillion-dollar homes during the weekend likely foreshadows an intense wildfire season as Southern California emerges from an abnormally dry winter, firefighters and forecasters said Monday. “With the current conditions we’re seeing, if we do have fires, we’re looking at real extreme fire behavior,” said Capt. Steve Miller of the Orange County Fire Authority. Even as firefighters predicted full containment of the 2,036-acre Anaheim Hills fire by 6 a.m. today, crews Monday had to jump on new blazes – 5 acres in Camarillo and about 10 acres in Los Angeles’ rugged Griffith Park. A 1,005-acre blaze that began Sunday in rural Riverside County was expected to be surrounded Monday evening. The Anaheim Hills blaze broke out Sunday and forced hundreds of people to temporarily leave their homes as hot, dry Santa Ana winds spread it over an area equal to about three square miles. One house was damaged and two outbuildings were destroyed. Another home initially reported as damaged was not harmed, Miller said. The last time it was this dry was in the 1923-24 season when 2.5 inches of rain was recorded through March 22, 1924. Only about 2.4 inches of rain have fallen in downtown Los Angeles since the July 1 start of the rain year, and forecasters said it was unlikely there would be any rain in March. Normal annual rainfall in Los Angeles is 11.43 inches. Santa Ana, Orange County’s seat, received only 1.81 inches of rain between July 1 and March 11 – about one-fifth of normal. At least four Orange County cities hit record highs Sunday, including Fullerton with 97. At 92 degrees, Los Angeles was one degree shy of breaking a record set in 1916. Temperatures to the east in Riverside County reached 104 degrees Sunday, a fire spokeswoman said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Watching the bombs fall

first_imgSoto had never anticipated such an event when he first decided to sign up for the Marines. As a 23-year-old working for a landscaping company in Hollywood, the Texas native was walking down the street one day in 1940 when he saw a military poster. “There was this Marine guy on there, and boy he looked sharp up there,” Soto said. “It said, `Join the Marines and see Guatemala, Australia, Japan.”‘ That was all it took for Soto to enlist. Pretty soon, the private was in training in San Diego and then assigned to the USS New Orleans, which would be his home for the next three years. At the small Alhambra back house where Soto now lives, one wall of his living room is dedicated to his time in the service. The front page of an old newspaper from the day after the Pearl Harbor attack is encased. Next to it, are pictures of Soto in his military uniform and a shadow box with several medals inside. Among them is a purple heart. Soto received it after he was wounded during the November 1942 Battle of Tassafaronga, near Guadalcanal. “I remember it was dark,” he said. “You couldn’t see your hand in front of your face. All of a sudden, zoom. We felt the (Japanese) torpedoes.” Soto was standing next to his 5-inch anti-aircraft gun when he heard an explosion. “I got hit in the head and the shoulder, and I was knocked unconscious,” he said. “No one saw me.” Dozens of men on his ship died, and several U.S. ships in the battle were badly damaged or sunk. On the New Orleans, damage to the ship’s hull sank the stern of the cruiser, but the crew managed to keep the ship afloat. After finally being discovered by sailors, Soto was taken to safety and treated for his wounds. Soto was promoted to sergeant in 1943 and discharged in 1946. He got married shortly after and had two children, but he got divorced in the 1980s. Before retiring 20 years ago, Soto worked for the postal service and then as a secretary for a Los Angeles junior high school. Every now and then, a bad memory slips in. “When you see all those bombs exploding, bobbing heads in the water, waiting to be rescued – it’s a lot,” he said. “I’ll never forget that day. I’ll never forget it.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I remember that morning I was up at 6 a.m.,” the 89-year-old said. “Breakfast was at 8 a.m., so I started polishing my rifle, shining my shoes. I was passing the time.” When the emergency sirens went off, Soto dropped everything and ran up on deck only to see other U.S. ships “taking a heavy beating” in what has become an infamous day in U.S. history. Soto’s ship – a 9,000-ton heavy cruiser – was in dry dock at the time, sans power and under repair. About two hours later, as quickly as everything had begun, the attack that would eventually lead the U.S. into World War II was over. “We got a lot of survivors,” he said. “They were burned very bad, very bad. There was a lot of damage done. The Japanese did more damage that day than the whole war. I will never forget that day.” ALHAMBRA – It was about 7a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, when Joe Soto heard the sirens aboard the USS New Orleans go off, signaling an emergency. “All of a sudden we heard, `All hands to battle stations, all hands to battle stations,”‘ Soto said. “`This is not a drill.”‘ A fleet of Japanese planes and midget submarines had begun their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Soto was shining his shoes. last_img

GOSSIP – Ibrahimovic ‘close’ to Man United deal, Payet agent speaks out and MORE

first_imgHere are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United face competition from Bayern Munich for their top summer target Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Daily Mirror)However, it is also reported United are close to completing a deal for the 34-year-old Sweden striker. Personal terms have apparently been agreed and a medical will follow Euro 2016. (Sky Sports)The agent of West Ham star Dimitri Payet says it would take “ridiculous money” to sign the 29-year-old France international this summer. (Sky Sports)Man City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs interested in signing the Hammers’ free-kick master. (The Sun)David de Gea has given Jose Mourinho a huge boost by declaring: “I’m staying at Manchester United”. (The Sun)Everton and England defender John Stones is wanted by both Man United and Manchester City this summer. (Daily Star)Victor Valdes could join City after being released on a free by their Red Devil rivals. (The Guardian)Meanwhile, City are set to announce the arrival of their second big summer signing – 20-year-old Schalke winger Leroy Sane. (Marca)The sister of Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan has dropped a major hint that he will join the Gunners, and NOT Man United this summer…by following the Gunners on networking site LinkedIn. (The Sun)Wolfsburg are one of three teams interested in signing Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. (Daily Express)New Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to sign Newcastle and Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul, 28, and is also considering a move for Zenit and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel. (Daily Express)West Brom will offer 22-year-old striker Saido Berahino to West Ham in a bid to sign Hammers forward Diafra Sakho. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?‘Graceful. Young. Quality passer!’ – Manchester United fans react to transfer target Andre Gomes’ performance for Portugal v IcelandArsenal transfer news: Vardy latest plus updates on Mahrez and MkhitaryanManchester City transfer news: Schalke deny Citizens have agreed deal to sign Leroy SaneManchester City transfer news: Nolito agrees to join Pep Guardiola’s side after Euro 2016, claim reports in SpainLiverpool transfer report: Martin Skrtel set for Anfield exit with interest from Germany, Turkey and ChinaBorussia Dortmund resigned to losing Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer – Premier League trio ready bidslast_img read more

DONEGAL WIN FOURTH VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS TITLE IN A ROW

first_imgMANAGER Joe McKelvey led Donegal Vocational Schools to a fourth straight success with victory over Cavan at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.In a superb battle, the Donegal lads eventually won out with goals the difference – 3-13 to 1-13.Darach O’Connor was the hero on the night – and a supersub at that. He came on 13 minutes into the second half and scored two goals and two points – and set up Donegal’s third goal.As tactical changes go, McKelvey couldn’t have got it more right.No wonder O’Connor is being tipped for future senior success for club and county.  DONEGAL WIN FOURTH VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS TITLE IN A ROW was last modified: November 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CavandonegalVocational Schools Finallast_img read more

Raiders add Joyner to secondary — who’s next?

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.) ALAMEDA — If you’re desperate for a silver lining on the Raiders’ defense, look to the secondary.The Raiders made a quick strike Monday, reportedly coming to terms with safety LaMarcus Joyner on a four-year, $42 million deal with $16.7 guaranteed that indicates the former Rams franchise player will have a major role in 2019.After finishing last in the NFL with only five interceptions in 2017, the Raiders …last_img read more

Can an Evolved Brain Choose Good and Evil?

first_imgIf the brain evolved, wouldn’t anything the mind does be determined by forces beyond one’s control?Choose to disbelieve in determinism: “Humans are wired for prejudice but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story,” Caitlin Millett writes in The Conversation.  A neuroscientist doctoral candidate at Penn State, Millett begins by telling her readers that their brains evolved:Humans are highly social creatures. Our brains have evolved to allow us to survive and thrive in complex social environments. Accordingly, the behaviors and emotions that help us navigate our social sphere are entrenched in networks of neurons within our brains.Yet at the end of her article, she preaches that we need to overcome our evolution by the power of free will:In today’s world people are more connected than ever – from social media to Skype, to the never-ending news cycle – people are exposed to increasing diversity. Due to these advances, we as a global community are also faced with the knowledge that prejudice-based discrimination and violence still exist. It’s become a human imperative to transcend divisive impulses which no longer serve our survival. Neuroscience has started to educate us about innate human drives. It’s now up to all of us how to use this information.This implies that we have an imperative (a command) to fight our evolution, and choose how to use the information that evolutionary neuroscience has revealed. Does it make sense to fight one’s own evolution? How does a being under the power of natural selection transcend one’s impulses?Fight your bias: Conservatives might be glad to finally find one admission that bias applies to both sides of the political aisle, but Science Daily assumes everyone is capable of recognizing their bias and overcoming it. “Demonizing whole groups of people, saying that they are inherently incapable of understanding science, is not only false, it is not an effective communication strategy,” R. Kelly Garrett, a communications professor at Ohio State, said. “Everyone can be biased. Calling people names is not a solution.” This indicates how differently professors in the humanities and the sciences can view the mind, responsibility, and free will.Convince, don’t fight: Along the same lines, Bliuc and McGarty in The Conversation advise global-warming believers (like themselves) not to bash global-warming skeptics.  Their headline, “Overcoming the social barriers to climate consensus,” reveals that they support the human-caused global warming position. Yet the authors preach peace. “It can be tempting to think that people who disagree with you are mad, bad or simply stupid,” they say. “However, not only are such judgements usually wrong, but telling people that they are stupid is unlikely to convince them of the merit of your own view.” Their emphasis on social solutions to the political divide presupposes free will.The downside of political coercion: The bitter fruit of treating a populace like robots to be manipulated can be seen in China’s backtracking on their decades-long “one-child policy.” Seeing that they have created a gender imbalance that threatens social unrest and other unintended consequences, they are now attempting to fix it by mandating a “two-child policy.” But it’s generating more unrest, Medical Xpress reports. A whole generation has grown up looking down on parents with more than one child, and seeing them severely punished; can they switch gears so easily? Outsiders are warning the leaders that a two-child policy cannot be forced on Chinese parents. In an op-ed for a leading Communist Party newspaper, Liu Zhun advised, “It is better to carry forward the new policy through encouragement and incentives, which will be more easily accepted by the people.”That last story is tragic, but it illustrates the stark contrast between an evolution-based communist society and a creation-based free society. Communists built their system on Darwinian biology. Accordingly, they treated their people as animals to be manipulated. The document that launched America’s free society rests its propositions on the self-evident truth that we are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. Rights imply responsibilities, and responsibilities imply free will. A government that mandates a “one-child policy” runs roughshod over the rights of their people; is anyone surprised when “unintended consequences” follow?John Stossel’s weekly TV program this week focuses on the differences between communism and capitalism. Stossel, a libertarian who believes in evolution, nevertheless argues for freedom on pragmatic grounds; freedom is good because it works. Government coercion brings waste, low quality and suffering. This shows that he really doesn’t believe in evolution; else why create a show trying to convince people to think and use reason?All of these articles presuppose free will. If they didn’t why would a neuroscientist choose to write about the brain and tell readers how they should overcome prejudice? Why would  supporters of a political persuasion choose to write about how to convince (not coerce or manipulate) others of the correctness of their views? Why should a communist write an op-ed to encourage leaders to switch from mandates to incentives?These articles show that determinism is self-refuting. We all know our own consciousness. We all know the influences that tempt us, but understand that we have the freedom to choose against temptation and do the right thing.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – April 9, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jeremy Kappell, Ohio Ag Net MeteorologistIt’s shaping up to be a very nice Tuesday across the Buckeye State with abundant sunshine returning and relatively mild temps temps in the low to middle 60’s for most areas, a little cooler for areas downwind of Lake Erie.  The blue sky will be accompanied by a gusty northwest breeze on the order of 15 to 25 mph.We’ll start off Wednesday with seasonably cool lows down into the 30’s for most with more sunshine to start the day before clouds increase.  There will be a sizeable temperature gradient across the state with highs only in the low 40’s on the Erie Lake Shore, however, most will enjoy 60’s. Winds will be on the order of 5 to 10 mph out of the east and northeast.Meanwhile a strong late season storm system looks to develop across the Plains by late Wednesday and Wednesday night.  Ahead of this system, warming winds will arrive across the Buckeye State on Thursday with high temps warming through the 70’s in most areas despite considerable cloud cover.  The exception will be far northern Ohio which will be stuck on the wrong side of a stationary front allowing for much cooler conditions for Toledo and norwest sections of the state.A large area of rain with embedded rumbles of thunder will approach the state from the west by Friday morning.  This activity will work it’s way across the state and generally weaken to showers as it progresses to the east.  Rainfall on the order of a quarter to half inch appear likely at this time.  Expect seasonable highs in the 60’s for most of the state.Temps will cool behind a cold front as we slide into the weekend on a dry note.  High pressure looks to bring some quiet conditions Saturday.  Data suggest another low will form across the Lower Mississippi River Valley by late Saturday driving the potential for some heavier rainfall late Saturday night and into Sunday especially for southern parts of the state.Looking further out unsettled and chilly conditions appear likely early next week giving way to a drier stretch by midweek with gradually improving temperatures.  We’ll see another shot at some showers by late Wednesday/Thursday of next week.last_img read more

You Cannot Win If You Have Already Lost in Your Mind

first_imgYou cannot win if you have already lost in your mind. If you have given up and accepted defeat before you have even tried, you have eliminated the possibility of winning. The certainty that you cannot win becomes a self-fulling prophecy, and it becomes your reality.You Wouldn’t Want to Meet, Would You?When you expect your dream client to reject your request for a meeting, the contact will meet your expectations. The default answer for a request for a meeting is always “no.” People are protective of their time, and the higher their level of responsibility, the more this tends to be true. The first “no” to a request for a meeting is the response everyone receives on their first request, but that isn’t the final answer when a few things are true.Trading Value: The primary challenge in acquiring a meeting is trading enough value for the time you are requesting. If what you are offering isn’t beneficial for your prospective client, they will protect their time and refuse your request. The more time you are requesting, the more value you will need to deliver. If all you have is a pitch to buy from you, what you promise is inadequate.Deserve to be in the Room: If you don’t believe you belong in the room when your dream client makes a decision, you will hear the word “no” a lot more than someone with a different belief about themselves and the value they create for their clients and prospective clients. Maintaining the idea your client knows as much or more than you is debilitating—and is rarely ever accurate. If you don’t believe that you can help your dream client get a better result than anyone else, it will be more difficult for you to acquire meetings.Willingness to Persist: If you are not willing to address your dream client’s concerns and ask again for the meeting, your unwillingness to try will result in the first “no” answer being the final answer, at least in that interaction. It is difficult to believe that the value you trade is enough to agree to a meeting if you aren’t willing to defend it. If you don’t think you deserve to be in the room when your dream client makes a decision, you aren’t going to persist.I doubt you would ever say something like, “You wouldn’t want to meet with me, would you?” Maintaining the belief that you will automatically receive a “no” to a request for a meeting produces the same outcome. You are better off believing the opposite, that everyone wants to meet with you, that you can make a difference in their results, and that need to take a meeting. If you believe this as strongly as you believe no one wants to take a meeting, you would have many more meetings.I Can’t Compete with Lower PricesWhen you expect to lose to your irrational competitor, the one with prices so low it’s difficult to understand how they’re still in business, you improve their chances of beating you. You may find what follows challenging to believe, and you may want to resist or reject it, but it is true.There are salespeople that work for your company that sell the same thing you sell, with the same higher price required of you, competing against the very same irrational competitors, who are highly successful. Your inability to compete has less to do with your company, your pricing, and your competitor. It has more to do with your sales approach. If you believe that your higher price is an obstacle to winning, you will find that to be true. You can—and must—hold a different set of beliefs.Better for Your Client: If you don’t believe that you are going to produce better outcomes for your prospective client than your lower-priced competitor, you have already lost in your mind. While it’s true they are going to peel off the small percentage of people and companies who believe the primary factor in buying anything is the lowest price, those contacts and companies aren’t for you. Your offering has a higher price as a way to create differentiated value. You have to believe you and your offering are better for your dream client.Worth Paying More: The value you create is worth paying more to obtain. If the outcomes you help your dream client achieve are better than your competitor’s, they are worth the additional investment. You lose in your mind when you believe that you and your lower-priced competitor are equal, and you have all but surrendered completely when you think the lower price makes them a better choice. Never in the history of solutions has investing less produced better outcomes. You have to believe that good enough isn’t good enough if you want your dream client to feel the same.Justify the Delta: Without believing that you are better for your clients and worth paying more for, you won’t be able to justify the delta between your price and your competitor’s lower price. You won’t argue the case that your prospective client shouldn’t make the concessions that inevitably flow from the cost-cutting necessary to operate with a lower price. If you can’t name those concessions and the implications for your client, you can’t help your dream client rationalize the decision to invest a little more for the better outcomes they need.Your Mindset Determines Your ResultIf you believe you have lost before you even try, that belief will become your reality. You are better off assuming that you are going to succeed and being optimistic enough to believe that any loss is temporary, that you are playing a longer game, and that you will do better the next time. You are also better served by the belief that when you don’t achieve the outcome you need, you are solely responsible, that it is temporary, and that you can make adjustments that will help you succeed in the future.A large part (maybe the most substantial part) of your results start first in your mind. While it’s easy to blame external forces for your challenges and failures, it does nothing to improve your results. When you change your beliefs, you free yourself to change your behaviors and actions, and you improve your outcomes. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving

first_imgLATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “He does something different in every game,” Suarez said of Messi. “He was spectacular again. The fans who came to the stadium were able to enjoy the best player in history.”Suarez has also been impressive.The Uruguay striker also scored twice against Betis, reaching 100 goals with Barcelona in 114 matches. He is the league’s second-best scorer with 15 goals, and has found the net 10 times in his last eight matches.His first goal on Sunday was a neat volley from inside the area, and the second was a well-placed shot into the top corner after a set up by Messi.Barcelona had been unbeaten in 29 matches until a 1-0 loss at Espanyol in the quarterfinals of Copa del Rey last week, when Messi failed to convert a penalty kick in a rare miss. Suarez began that game on the bench. The second leg is Thursday at Camp Nou, when the duo is expected to play from the start.Messi and Suarez helped Barcelona open an 11-point lead at the start of second half of the Spanish league, its biggest advantage after 20 matches since the 2008-09 season.Barcelona has a 19-point lead over defending champion Real Madrid, which it beat 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium late last year with Messi and Suarez each scoring once. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates with Luis Suarez, right, after scoring the fourth goal of his team during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad, at Anoeta stadium, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Sunday, Jan.14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)MADRID — It turns out Barcelona had the solution to its problems right at home.After starting the season surrounded by doubts following failed attempts to bring in a top player to replace Neymar, Barcelona showed it can do just fine regardless.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez proved they can get the job done by themselves, leading Barcelona to an impressive first half of the season.With the talented duo thriving, Barcelona became the runaway leader in the Spanish league and stayed alive in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMessi and Suarez have combined to score 34 goals in the Spanish league, more than the total tally of all but three other teams.There was concern when Barcelona failed to sign Philippe Coutinho after Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain in the offseason, but the duo took over the attacking responsibility and made sure the team stayed highly competitive despite not having the extra forward. The Catalan club added young France forward Ousmane Dembele, but the France international got injured and hasn’t been able to play much. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City ONE Championship partners with Global Citizen to fight poverty John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Messi has been on a level of his own, leading the league in scoring with 19 goals. He has scored nine times in his last 10 games.The Argentina forward had a mesmerizing performance in Barcelona’s 5-0 rout at Real Betis on Sunday, scoring twice and being applauded by some of the opposing fans.“We are lucky to be able to see him play,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “I suffered when I was on the other side, now I can enjoy it. It’s a spectacle to be able to watch him. He is the best who will ever play.”Messi’s second goal on Sunday was one to admire, with the playmaker entering the area and going past two defenders before calmly finding the net.He also impressed late in the game by escaping from three defenders after being pressured near his own area, changing direction several times while coolly controlling the ball. He finished the play by putting the ball through the legs of one of the defenders.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

UST star Milena Alessandrini out at least 2 weeks due to partial ACL tear

first_imgRussell Westbrook helps Thunder rally past Grizzlies View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Milena Alessandrini is expected to miss at least two weeks due to a left knee injury she suffered two days ago.Golden Tigresses assistant coach Yani Fernandez said it’s still hard to be precise regarding Alessandrini’s timetable since she still has to undergo therapy and that procedure would ultimately dictate how much time she’ll miss on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Alessandrini’s MRI results showed a partial tear on the anterior cruciate ligament, a Grade 3 sprain of the medial collateral ligament and the lateral collateral ligament knee.“If everything’s stable, she can continue to play with a knee support, if not she would need an operation,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAlessandrini, the Rookie of the Year in Season 80, injured her left knee after an awkward landing in the second set against the Lady Tamaraws.This was Alessandrini’s second major injury in just two seasons after she hurt her right shoulder last year that caused her to miss five games. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more

ISL season 4 gaining ground

first_imgFor starters, the inaugural match between ATK and Kerala Blasters FC got 25 million total TV impressions and registered a 59 per cent growth over last season’s opening game. SHARE SHARE EMAIL “We are thrilled with the response that the Hero ISL is getting from football fans across India. The growth demonstrated is across urban, rural and digital audiences which indeed proves that Future Hai Football,” says Sanjay Gupta, MD, Star India. Several media planners BusinessLine spoke to said the inventory for the matches too, have been seeing favourable response. “A 10-second slot is selling anywhere between ₹1.25 lakh and ₹2 lakh,” sources indicate. Besides this, an enhanced season from 12 week to 17 weeks also signify the viewer interest in the global sport with a total of 95 matches slated for prime time on television and frequent update on the digital platform. The total number of matches in the last season was 65. First match sees 59% jump in viewership SHARE The fourth season of Indian Super League, a league-based football tourney, seems to be inching the cricket way both in terms of viewership and sponsorships. November 23, 2017 ISL is owned by IMG, Reliance Industries Ltd and Star India. Globally, DHL supports some of the world’s biggest football clubs and tournaments such as Manchester United, FC Bayern Munich and Copa Libertadores. Digital streaming platform Hotstar said it has recorded a 5X increase in total time spent (minutes watched) and 3X more viewers compared to the opening match of Season 3. An ISL spokesperson said, “Having strengthened club participation from eight to 10 in this season, its soaring viewership and the league’s commitment to grass-roots football, India is undergoing a football renaissance. It is going to be an exciting new journey with the longer season set to kick-off shortly. We are extremely happy that we are seeing greater interest from corporates”. As per available data, the first season of ISL had seen sponsors pump in ₹55 crore, the second season saw close to ₹100 crore through sponsorship, while the third season was estimated to have seen sponsorship at ₹150-175 crore. Several sponsors have also continued their association with the sporting extravaganza. Published on football × DHL said it will unveil a 360-degree interactive brand campaign specifically created for this season which has the potential to be seen by 215 million television viewers and 1.5 million in-stadia spectators. R S Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express India, said: “ISL has grown to be an integral part of the country’s sporting calendar. The increase in the number of games this season gives us greater opportunity to engage with our audiences on and off-ground for a longer time period”. An ISL 2017-18 football championship match… an enhanced seasonfrom 12 week to 17 weeks signifies the viewer interest in the sportwith a total of 95 matches slated for prime time on television An ISL 2017-18 football championship match… an enhanced seasonfrom 12 week to 17 weeks signifies the viewer interest in the sportwith a total of 95 matches slated for prime time on television DHL sponsorship DHL, which has been sponsor for the last three seasons, has renewed partnership with ISL4 as an Associate sponsor. The fourth season has also seen addition of two new teams Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC taking the total number of teams to 10. COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

Sunil Chhetri is Like a 29-year-old, There’s No Replacement for Him: Igor Stimac

first_img 2023 AFC Asian Cup QualifiersFIFA 2022 World Cup QualifiersfootballIgor Stimac First Published: November 21, 2019, 7:03 PM IST 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. New Delhi: Indian football coach Igor Stimac feels that talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri is “playing like a 29-year-old” and remains irreplaceable for the next few years.The 35-year-old Chhetri has been in prolific form in recent years but since netting India’s lone goal in the 1-2 loss to Oman in September, he has not found the target in the last three matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Asked if he has found any player in India who can replace Chhetri in the future, Stimac said, “I don’t know why people mention about replacing Sunil, he is not going anywhere. He is fit and doing his best. He is very valuable to us. His body is like a 29-year-old.”As long as he is training like he is doing right now and giving his best for the national team, he will be with us, I can assure you that.”He (Sunil) had some great chances, there was one against Afghanistan which normally Sunil scores nine out of 10 times. It did not happen that day, but that does not mean that something has changed in his game. It happens in football,” the Croatian said on the sidelines of the launch of the 13th I-League here.Chhetri is currently the second highest international goal scorers among active players, only behind Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the most-capped player and also the all-time top scorer for the Indian national team, with 72 goals in 115 appearances.Stimac said the current team also has players who can score goals and he was hopeful of them stepping up and getting the job done for India.”But at the same time. I will have chance to find out a few more players like Sunil Chhetri. I hope that once Jobby Justin starts playing games he will start scoring goals,” the head coach said.”I hope a few other players like Seiminlen Doungel from FC Goa will start playing as central forward and Manvir Singh start scoring goals. We have some options,” added Stimac.Doungel scored an injury-time goal in India’s 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in Dushanbe, Tajikistan earlier this month. The Indian team is virtually out of contention for a 2022 World Cup third round spot after losing 0-1 to Oman on Tuesday. Related StoriesEveryone is Keen to Play in Srinagar: I-League CEO Confident Real Kashmir Games Will be Safe last_img read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli’s pep talk helped India overcome fielding blues

first_imgAfter demolishing South Africa in the must-win fixture on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli asserted that it was their best performance of the ongoing Champions Trophy so far.Kohli’s side had to win their final Group B fixture at The Oval to avoid an embarrassing exit and they rose to the challenge with a ruthless display and defeated the Proteas by eight wickets to storm into the semi-finals of the ongoing event.”I cannot pin point any negatives from today honestly. It’s probably our most complete game yet,” said Kohli in the post-match press conference.The Proteas, who are currently the No. 1 ranked ODI side, however lived up to their ‘Perennial Chokers’ tag in a virtual quarter-final clash that turned out to be a thoroughly one-sided encounter.Chasing a lowly target of 192, the defending champions lost two wickets and crossed the line in just 38 overs.India didn’t had a great start to their chase as they lost Rohit Sharma (12) at team’s score of 23. However, skipper Virat Kohli (76*), who came in next to bat, shared a 128-run partnership with opener Shikhar Dhawan (78).The left-handed opener, who had been in tremendous form in the Champions Trophy, was once again at his menacing best as he thrashed the South Africa bowlers to all the parts of the ground.In his 83-ball knock, Dhawan smashed 12 boundaries and a six while the swashbuckling Indian skipper accumulated 7 fours and a six in his 101-ball inning.”It was a good toss to win. The wicket didn’t change much. We thought the wicket was really good to bat on. Our bowlers bowled really well and the fielders backed it up as well. I would say we had a complete performance in the field,” Kohli said in the post-match presentation ceremony.advertisementEarlier, the Men in Blue came out with a brilliant performance, both with the ball and in the field, to bowl out South Africa for a paltry 191 in 44.3 overs.Put into bat, the Proteas had a solid start as both Quinton de Kock (53) and Hashim Amla (35) put on 76 runs for the opening stand. However, once Ravichandran Ashwin—playing his first match of the ongoing Champions Trophy—got the wicket of Amla, things just started to fall apart for the AB de Villiers-led side.After the duo, only Faf du Plessis could manage to stay on the crease for a bit long and contributed valuable 36 runs.The onus was on du Plessis to then bat through the innings. However, like the Pakistan match, he dragged one back off Hardik Pandya and got bowled.From 116/1, the Proteas found themselves struggling at 157/5. JP Duminy was the only recognised batsman in the middle and he too could not stay long and help his side reach to a respectable total.Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah both picked up two wickets while Pandya, Ashwin and Jadeja all chipped in with a wicket each.”We grabbed our opportunities and that helped us restrict such a strong batting line-up to 190. Always good to get him (AB de Villiers) out early. He can really hurt you in the middle overs. It was great breakthrough for us. It was good to see the intensity from the boys,” said Kohli.Apart from the brilliant bowling performance, the Men in Blue were exceptional in the field as they pulled off three run-outs to put the brakes during the course of the South African innings.”This kind of fielding performance was required. Before going out in the middle, we had a chat in the huddle where I said I wanted to see everyone’s intensity go up and that is conscious effort which I want to see from everyone in such a big game,” said Kohli.”The bowlers were on the money. It actually helps the fielders to get into better positions and attack the batsmen when they know that the bowlers are hitting the right spot regularly,” he added.India will now face Bangladesh in the second semi-final on June 15 while Group A topper England will face the winner of the final Group B fixture between Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Monday.last_img read more

IAR Systems to showcase offering for IoT security, automotive functional safety and RISC-V

first_img Continue Reading Previous Green Hills: INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS conform to FACE Technical Standard v3.0Next ADLINK to optimize AI with heterogeneous computing at the Edge At embedded world 2019, IAR Systems will present its technology for IoT security, developed with its sister company Secure Thingz, a global domain expert in device security, embedded systems and lifecycle management. In addition, the company will show its strengthened functional safety offering for automotive, and a preview of upcoming complete tools for RISC-V.At IAR Systems’ booth, embedded world visitors can expect a full program of free technical 20-minute-seminars. On all three show days, experts from IAR Systems and its partners, including Si-Five, Microchip, Arm, Renesas and Amazon Web Services, give insights to embedded development and debugging, functional safety and code quality, and IoT security.Connected devices in the Internet of Things continue to be vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals. At embedded world 2019, IAR Systems together with its sister company Secure Thingz will be showcasing the new product Embedded Trust – which will help embedded developers to consistently implement security into their products to protect them from counterfeiting, unauthorized usage, invasive attacks, and other security threats. The companies will also demonstrate a new innovative product to simplify security development throughout the development team.The versions of IAR Embedded Workbench that are certified for functional safety development have recently experienced strong demand in the automotive sector. The pre-certified development toolchain fulfills all requirements according to ISO 26262, which is used for automotive safety-related systems, and IEC 61508, the international umbrella standard for functional safety, including standards derived from it. At embedded world 2019, IAR Systems will demonstrate the latest versions of the functional safety tools with special focus on automotive software development.Another demo that can be seen at IAR Systems’ booth is the not-yet-launched IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V. The toolchain will bring leading compiler technology, static code analysis and extensive debug functionality to the RISC-V community.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

A dozen great ideas

first_imgMundane becomes magicalVrinda Mathur, 27, Sahej Bhatia, 27 and Navya Aggarwal 27, Co-founders Studio Wood, Delhi, www.studiowood.co.in Back in 2014, a group of college graduates and design enthusiasts came together to do something unique. Under the banner of Studio Wood, they created furniture that explored the limits of form and,Mundane becomes magicalVrinda Mathur, 27, Sahej Bhatia, 27 and Navya Aggarwal 27, Co-founders Studio Wood, Delhi, www.studiowood.co.in Back in 2014, a group of college graduates and design enthusiasts came together to do something unique. Under the banner of Studio Wood, they created furniture that explored the limits of form and function; it became an instant hit. They then decided to take it up a notch by designing spaces for “the young at heart”. Their USP, lies in their mixed bag of skill sets and design styles. Vrinda Mathur and Navya Aggarwal are design graduates from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, while Sahej Bhatia is an architect currently pursuing his masters in design at Harvard University. They have successfully completed over 40 projects in the last two-and-a-half years. AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: The trio was awarded India’s Best Young Design Studio in 2016 by the IBDSA (India’s Best Design Awards) and has won an award for furniture design in Decowood’s Design Divas. Their latest achievement is their selection and participation at Salone Satellite, a pavilion for designers under 35 years at the Salone del Mobile, Milan.WHAT’S NEXT? “We are launching a new range of flat-pack tables. This year will also see a range of projects from residential, offices to retail stores designed with a different aesthetic sense than what one usually sees,” says Mathur.By Ridhi KaleBreathing new lifeAnica Kochhar, 35, Architect and founder Phenotype Architectural Design Studio, Delhi, www.phenotype.in Anica Kochhar was 11 when she realised her love for architecture- with the lines and drawings that make a structure complete and composite-and decided to pursue the subject seriously. Armed with a bachelors degree from the Pratt Institute, New York, she started working with architecture firm Morphogenesis when she returned to India. She went on to do her masters in urbanism at the Architectural Association, London, and decided to launch Phenotype Architecture Design Studio soon after. With a portfolio of projects ranging from residential architecture, pre-fabricated construction to retail and restaurants in Delhi, as an architecture firm they take thrie design cues from the site’s constraints and client’s brief. “This allows us to play, push, experiment and also shed a skin with every space, exploring new territory and new aesthetics,” says Kochhar. RECONGNITION A regular at design exhibitions, Kochhar’s works stand out for her novel approach. LOOKING AHEAD With Borderline Studio, Kochhar plans to keep creating everyday objects with a playful spin. She is also working on retail and residential projects.advertisementBy Shelly AnandColour and craftSona Reddy, 34, Founder Sona Reddy Studio and Room Therapy, Hyderabad, www.roomtherapyhome.com Photo: Krishnendu HalderAfter working for over four years in architecture and construction in the US, Sona Reddy returned home to Hyderabad only to find herself hunting for the right furniture and accessories for her projects here. As a result, in 2013, she started designing her own furniture and accessories and established a studio at home under the label Room Therapy. When the interest in her work started anew she launched Sona Reddy Studio in 2014. Reddy has since designed several homes and new-age spaces such as the Japanese restaurant, Haiku that is unconventionally Asian or a cafe called Kaficko with its inviting subdued charm.CURRENT OBSESSION: “We have just finished a gastro-lounge and it is minimal and clean with elements of surprise here and there,” says Reddy of her recent venture in uptown Jubilee Hills. UP NEXT Besides her projects at the studio, Reddy is currently working on designing a new line of furniture for Room Therapy, refurbishing antiques to give them a new contemporary spin. By Mona RamawatBeauty in simplicitySaif Faisal, 32 Founder and designer Saif Faisal Design Workshop, Bangalore, www.saif-faisal.com How did a car designer end up making fancy home decor? Saif Faisal attributes the birth of Saif Faisal Design Workshop in 2014 to “the distinct displeasure I got from the local design scene”. He felt that the best way forward was to develop his own studio that gave him the freedom to work and explore different disciplines. Faisal has trained as an architect at Bangalore’s RV College of Architecture before opening his eponymous multidisciplinary design studio. He works across architecture, product design, furniture, lighting, craft, interiors, brand identity, design development, creative direction, motorcycle design, automotive racing and jewellery design. WINNING STREAK: He was nominated for Beopen Future London in 2012, won the I Design Award in 2015, Godrej Design Lab in 2015, EDIDA (Elle Deco International Design Awards) in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Lexus Design Award in 2018, A Design Award in 2018, and just won the Perspective Asia’s 40 Under 40 in Hong Kong 2018.advertisementIN THE PIPELINE: “I’m designing a commercial Aquaponics farm which will supply the ingredients to a restaurant with a special menu. I am also working on some conceptual projects dealing with culture and sociology, it has to do with emotional intelligence,” he says. Besides this he is working on a Cafe-Racer e-motorcycle concept, creating art design pieces, and making limited edition designs using Bidri craft.By Ridhi KaleThe right contextSachin Bandukwala, 40 and Melissa Smith, 34 Founding Principal architect and partner, Banduksmithstudio, Ahmedabad, www.banduksmithstudio.in If you are looking for a fresh approach to architecture and design that also looks into the impact it makes on the environment and its surroundings, head straight to banduksmithstudio in Ahmedabad. Established in 2011 by Sachin Bandukwala and Melissa Smith the studio ‘works with the processes of construction, and materials available, to create a design that fits perfectly in each particular location and the surroundings in which it is placed’. “Our work engages processes of making through built projects that explore the boundaries of material and craft in the context of contemporary Indian construction. Projects come at any scale, and the practice shifts from furniture and object design, to interiors, renovations, additions, and residential, institutional and commercial architecture,” says Bandukwala.SUCCESS STORY: The studio won second place in the Indo Swiss Dynamic Shades Competition in 2015; was named India’s Hot 100 Commercial Designers in 2014 and won the Archhello Emerging Generation in 2013 and IA&B Practice of Consequence in 2012. FAST FORWARD Their upcoming projects include a library for children in Gandhinagar, lake regeneration in Ahmedabad and a home called the Floating Metal House in Ahmedabad.By Ridhi KaleTradition with a twistRanjan Bordoloi, 28 Founder and designer, Studio Bordoloi, Guwahati [email protected] Back in 2015, Assam-based Ranjan Bordoloi was busy putting the finishing touches to his graduation collection at the Department of Design, IIT Guwahati. One of his designs, the Pitoloi Chair, caught the attention of judges (from Elle Decor India and The Park Hotels) and he won The Park Elle Decor Student Award 2015. The result, he was given a chance to exhibit the chair at India Design ID 2015 in Delhi. Here Giulio Cappellini, the Art Director of Milan-based furniture giant Cappellini spotted it and offered to showcase it at Cappellini Next in Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2015. The global attention pushed him to start Studio Bordoloi the same year. “Since its inception, we have been collaborating with the artisans practicing a dying craft of brass utensil making in Assam,” says Bordoloi. WINNER’S CIRCLE: From Red Dot Design Award 2017 in Singapore to the EDIDA 2018 in India, the studio has won several awards. In 2016 Bordoloi was one of eight young designers to be selected by Godrej Interio, where he developed a chair called Kaathfula in collaboration with their engineers.MUCH AWAITED: Currently the studio is working on a project in collaboration with NIFT Bangalore called USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) sponsored by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. “We are exploring possibilities of using age old crafts such as rosewood inlay of Mysore and toy making craft of Channapatna,” explains Bordoloi. He is also planning a solo exhibition in Mumbai for his self-produced works.advertisementBy Ridhi KaleA flair for dramaKunaal Kyhaan Seolekar, 30, Founder and creative director, Studiohaus and Koy, Pune www.studiohaus.in and www.koy.store Photo: Danesh JassawalaAn architect dons many hats-from dabbling in interior design to turning art consultant and sometimes even doubling up as the contractor. But Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar, who studied architectural design at the Parsons School of Design, doesn’t just don many hats he juggles them with flair. Seolekar started studioHAUS in 2012. “I believe that design tells a story, hence each work of ours holds a strong design concept that evokes emotions through its materials, textures and patterns. We specialise in private residences, which expanded into concept stores, exclusive resorts and villas,” he says. In 2017, he launched KOY, an interior design concept store. Seolekar is recognised not just for his designs but also as an actor and model. He made his acting debut in Fireflies (2013), and then as Aarif in Fitoor (2016). Design, however, remains his first love. WILL TO WIN Seolekar won the Young Talent of the year Award at EDIDA in 2017 and Best Residential Interior of 2017 for parkHAUS, Pune presented by Trends Excellence Awards. Photo: Danesh JassawalaFORTHCOMING PROJECTS: “We are busy with a future-ready hospitality project with 80 one-bedroom suites, a minimal concept store for a multi-brand boutique and private residences with modern contemporary finishes and furniture,” he says.By Ridhi KaleLarger than lifeShone Saju, 35, and Dinesh Shanmugam, 35, Co-founders, Living Edge Architects & Designers (LEAD), Bangalore, www.lead.co.in “Clean lines, clutter free aesthetics and creative integration of exterior and interior spaces are integral to all our designs,” says Shone Saju, co-founder of Living Edge Architects & Designers (LEAD), a Bangalore-based architecture firm. Started in 2010, the prayer hall with a built up area of 25,000 sq ft at Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, was their first project. “Our design philosophy is to create innovative places and identity. We are committed to enhance people’s lives through better architecture and design,” adds Saju. The design studio today specialises in luxury homes, interiors and hospitality ventures. THE SHOWCASE The duo makes it a point to particiapte in key exhibitions in India. HANDS FULL Currently they are working on several projects such as private residences, cafes and a recreational centre. By Shelly AnandChanging the gameRohan Chhabra and Kriti Chaudhary, Co-founders, Re-Culture, Delhi, www.re-culture.com With a desire to transform the semantics of everyday objects, Rohan Chhabra and Kriti Chaudhary started Re-culture in 2014. Chhabra has a background in industrial and fashion design, while Chaudhary is a ceramicist and product designer. Interestingly this Delhi-based design collaborative came into being when the duo, who had their own independent practices, found a common ground for their interdisciplinary ideas. “As a team we believe in ideas that are generated through the design process and culture at large. In our products we aim to achieve a combination of enlightenment and enchantment by re-culturing the language of everyday things,” says Chaudhary. So, they project personalities onto inanimate objects giving them a sense of playfulness and ambiguity. NO PRIZES FOR GUESSING: Their first project Dear o’ Deer was a finalist in the ‘Unique Youngstar’ competition by German Design Council and was chosen to be exhibited at Spoga Gafa in Cologne in 2014.THE NEXT MOVE: They are currently working on a menswear line of apparel and accessories for a collection called Project AID, which stands for Animals in Danger. Illegal poaching and human population pressure are threatening the survival of many animal and plant species and their design will highlight this.By Ridhi KaleGeometry of good designAanchal Goel, 28 and Sugandh Kumar, 30, Partners, Objectry, Delhi, www.objectry.com Photo: Rajwant RawatDelhi-based studio, Objectry is more than just a play of form and materials- its geometry meets functionality meets minimalism that is rooted in a deep understanding of traditional art and crafts. The brainchild of Aanchal Goel and Sugandh Kumar, the duo started Objectry in 2015 after a stint with an export house where they worked with metal and went their separate ways (Goel experimented with pottery and Kumar opted for woodwork). “Objectry is an attempt to make products of basic utility interesting. We achieve this by exploring various Indian handicrafts and giving them a crisp and modern aesthetic,” says Goel. In the three years since they started they have successfully created products, furniture and interiors of a few retail stores and a design studio. “We have also managed to work with a few handicrafts including woodwork, black pottery, terracotta pottery and metal work,” says Kumar. Photo: Rajwant RawatTO THEIR CREDIT: Objectry has been nominated by EDIDA in 2017 and also participated in the London Design Fair in 2016.UPCOMING PROJECTS: “Our most exciting upcoming project is a chic residence in Gurgaon. It’s a relatively new area for us and we are extremely excited about it,” says Goel. This doesn’t mean they will leave product design. They will continue to showcase the interplay of clay, metal and stone to make lights, furniture and accessories.By Ridhi KaleA spin doctorIshrat Sahgal, 29, founder and interior Warchitect Mishcat CO and Ishrat Sahgal Studio, Delhi, www.mishcatco.com Photo: Rajwant RawatHer products are easily the most instagramed designs on this side of the globe. Why? She has that rarest or rare qualities: good taste. The designer in question is Ishrat Sahgal, who founded Mishcat Co in 2013 that creates a yarn from saree scrap and spins them into beautiful eye-catching carpets inspired by everything from nature’s bounty to the way sun’s rays create a shadow on the iconic Connaught Place in Delhi. “Mishcat was born with the aim of finding the sweet spot between traditional Indian craft, globally conscious interior design and sustainability. The idea was to be a one-stop shop design house that brought some of the fun and playfulness back into the carpet selection process,” says Sahgal. But that’s not the only thing the Rhode Island School of Design graduate does. Since she is an interior architect by profession she runs a boutique practice called Ishrat Sahgal Studio. Recently completed interior projects include the official headquarters for Caparo London in Delhi, Cafe Kothi at the lovely 28 Kothi in Jaipur and a rooftop cocktail bar called Upstairs Club, which is a part of the ITC chain in Chandigarh. Photo: Rajwant RawatPRAISE WORTHY: Sahgal made it to the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 list and her rugs can be seen in some of the best dressed homes.NEW HORIZONS: At the moment she is working on opening a new design studio in London.By Ridhi KaleIn graphic detailNischal Abhaykumar, 36, and Jesal Pathak, 34, Co-founders, M9 Design Studio, Bangalore, www.mnine.in Creative expression is as tricky as it is capable of uplifting any space. Bangalore-based architectural firm M9 Design Studio specialises in the latter. Founded in 2009 by architect Nischal Abhaykumar, in 2014 Jesal Pathak joined him as the creative lead. Abhaykumar has a Master of Art and Architecture Design from Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC) in Frankfurt, Germany, while Pathak has a Master of Design from Domus Academy in Milan. “We strive to impact people through spaces. No matter what project we’re designing, we always aim to make a difference in the city’s landscape,” says Abhaykumar. They have a varied portfolio ranging from residential, recreational and commercial to hospitality and institution.WINNER’S CIRCLE: The studio has won several awards. These include Emerging Architect of the Year (under 35) at the NDTV Design and Architecture Awards in 2017; Gold winner, Architecture Public Building, Architecture Ideas 3.0 by FOAID (Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing) in 2017; and Young Designers Award for M9 Workspace at the 361 Degree Design Conference in 2017. Photo: Lantern CameraCOMING UP:”Currently we are working on two institution projects located in cities with extreme climate conditions- one, extremely dry and hot and the other, very humid,” says Pathak. They are also working on a sports arena, a library competition and a couple of hospitality projects.By Ridhi Kalelast_img read more

Lille fans attack their own players as the team fights relegation

first_img11St Etienne29-1336 Quick guide Ligue 1 results Twitter Pinterest 8Montpellier29341 Nice 5Nantes29043 Read more Pinterest Share on WhatsApp 6Rennes29142 Thank you for your feedback. Lille • With Mario Balotelli unavailable due to a thigh injury, was moved from the left wing to a central role and scored four goals for Nice in their 5-2 win at Guincamp. Scoring four goals is a rare feat in Ligue 1, and while it only takes Pléa’s tally to 10 for the season, his performance (as well as a lovely finish by Bassem Srarfi) served as a potent reminder of the variety of weapons that Lucien Favre has at his disposal. Nice have underwhelmed for much of the season, but with seven goals scored in their last two matches, and the squad’s fitness improving, Nice are showing no signs of a European hangover and could yet be priming themselves for another run at the Europa League.• Nantes haven’t played the most attractive football in France this season – 29 matches played, 29 goals scored and 29 goals conceded – but their late win over Troyes was enough to take them into fifth, with Emiliano Sala’s headed goal the difference in a tense encounter. The win was the Breton club’s first in six weeks, but on a weekend when rivals Rennes and Montpellier dropped points, Claudio Ranieri’s side did just enough to keep their hopes of European football alive.• Rennes were imperious for much of their 1-1 draw against Saint-Étienne on Saturday evening, constantly seeking to trouble the slow-footed Loïc Perrin and Neven Subotic with balls over the top for the fleet-footed Wahbi Khazri and Ismaïla Sarr. However, Stéphane Ruffier was resolute in goal for the visitors, and Rennes’ focus wilted as they tried time and again to beat their opponents with crosses rather than on the counter or with quick interchanges. Rennes have the weapons to finish in the top six – especially after spending a small fortune in the summer – but but unless they can demonstrate more focus, their considerable outlay will have gone for naught. Share on Facebook Rennes Hide Topics Ligue 1 often made the headlines for the wrong reasons last season, with violent incidents in Bastia, Metz, Marseille and Nantes. The league’s governing body, the LFP, came down hard on the offending clubs and their fans, and there had been no major incidents in the current campaign – until Saturday evening, when hundreds of Lille fans invaded the pitch at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy following their team’s 1-1 draw with Montpellier.Lille have struggled badly since Gérard Lopez bought the club last year, with results on the pitch mirroring the club’s rash approach to management. Marcelo Bielsa was hired in May and fired in December after his signings failed to make an impact. Bielsa’s replacement, Christophe Galtier, has brought the team some measure of stability. A vital win over Strasbourg and gritty draws against Lyon and Nantes gave the fans renewed hope of survival, but conceding late goals against Nice and relegation rival Angers has left them 19th in Ligue 1 with nine games to play.A draw against a dogged Montpellier side who are fighting for a place in Europe may not look like a bad result, but the fans’ anger has been brewing for some time. They went into this season with such high hopes given Bielsa was in charge and had money to spend. Things reached a boiling point on Saturday. As the game tricked into injury time there were a few whistles and jeers but the stadium, barely half full, hardly seemed to be reaching any sort of critical mass, even as Galtier was sent off for coming on to the pitch. Shortly after the final whistle, though, fans streamed out from behind Benjamin Lecomte’s goal, rushing toward their own players and attempting to attack them. Thankfully the quick work of the club’s stewards prevented any serious injuries. Stewards protect the players from fans at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images 16Amiens29-930 Montpellier Ligue 1 table 2Monaco294163 Guardian Sport Network 12Caen29-1135 Captain Ibrahim Amadou was quick to condemn the supporters’ actions: “The fans reacted as if the championship was over and we’ve already gone down. There are nine matches left. Yes, they are disappointed but I can’t understand their reaction.” Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama added: “The real fan will always stay behind the team no matter what. Good or bad times.” Yassine Benzia said: “We cannot accept that there are players on my team who have been assaulted. In the locker room the players were scared. We have a quite young group and it is not every day we see this kind of images.” Thiago Maia reported that a fan had “tried to kick out at me but the steward took the blow”.Galtier compared the fans’ actions to the behaviour of the crowd at Heysel, which was overstating things, but he was right to say there can be no place for this sort of behaviour. Lille were quick to issue their own statement of condemnation, acknowledging that legal action would be taken. Even with such strong rhetoric, however, the club are likely to be forced into playing least one match behind closed doors. Their next home match is a particularly vital one, with relegation rival Amiens scheduled to visit on 1 April. Facebook Share on LinkedIn 15Strasbourg29-1931 9Bordeaux29-437center_img 10Dijon29-1437 14Angers29-832 Twitter 19Lille29-1828 7Nice29-242 4Lyon292554 Alassane Pléa scored four goals for Nice at Guingamp this weekend. Photograph: Eddy Lemaistre/Icon Sport via Getty Images 17Toulouse29-1229 PosTeamPGDPts 13Guingamp29-1335 20Metz29-2920 Facebook Ligue 1 The best kits in the last 50 years of Serie A 18Troyes29-1528 Share on Messenger Share via Email Show Ligue 1 resultsStrasbourg 1-3 MonacoPSG 5-0 MetzBordeaux 0-0 AngersDijon 1-1 AmiensLille 1-1 MontpellierNantes 1-0 TroyesRennes 1-1 St ÉtienneGuingamp 2-5 NiceLyon 1-0 CaenToulouse 1-2 Marseille 3Marseille292559 features Was this helpful? Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Nantes 1PSG297277 Beyond the lost gate receipts, there could be further ramifications. Lille’s financial situation, already difficult before Lopez’s arrival, was exacerbated in the summer by the club’s large net spend. Selling Martin Terrier to Lyon for £10.8m in January has helped but the threat of a fine or a points penalty will worry the club. France’s all-powerful financial watchdog, the DNCG, has rarely hesitated before punishing clubs whose finances are not up to standard.A sponsor who was visiting the match from Hong Kong with his family had supposedly committed to a deal worth in the region of €20m but was left horrified by the scenes. It would come as no small irony if the fans’ actions have harmed their club’s finances too.On the pitch, after the players had been safely ushered into the changing rooms, the fans, before being escorted away, were seen chanting “if we go down, we’ll take you down” towards Lopez and general director Marc Ingla. Lopez has remained largely silent on the matter, but Ingla joined Galtier in condemning the fans’ actions, saying the club will have no tolerance in their reaction. The LFP’s disciplinary committee may also adopt a zero-tolerance approach when they meet on Thursday, with a points deduction not out of the question.The irony of that outcome should not be lost on those who invaded the pitch. It may make for uncomfortable reading, but supporters in France – even if these violent agitators are only a small minority – must learn to stop this behaviour. Relegation is a matter of little consequence when compared to serious physical harm.Talking points European club football Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Govt to Invest In Training of Animators

first_imgThe Government will be investing in the training and education of animators, to ensure that the country has the requisite skills, in sufficient numbers, to meet the demand for the expertise both locally and internationally.This was disclosed by State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, during an interview with JIS News at the closing of the KingstOOn animation conference and film festival on June 22, at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, University of the West Indies (UWI).He said that already, discussions have been held towards introducing animation education in the school system. The intention is to train students to become animation artists for film, television, video games, and the internet.“We have met with the Ministry of Education and they have actually started putting together a curriculum for animation. We are going to ensure that the curriculum is consistent with what the industry actually wants…,” he told JIS News.Mr. Robinson said the staging of the conference and film festival, which sought to give visibility to the pool of talented young Jamaican artists, will provide the catalyst for the development of animation as a major industry in Jamaica.He informed that follow-up discussions have already commenced with the World Bank and Montreal-based Toon Boom, which is a major software development company, “about linking us with companies that are looking for opportunities to outsource to Jamaica, so we have already started the follow-up kind of actions.”The State Minister expressed pleasure at the huge turnout and participation in the two-day event. “It has really been heartwarming to see the kind of turnout and enthusiasm that has been displayed here,” he told JIS News.He praised the animators for the stellar work they produced in the various categories of the competition held, noting that the pieces were judged by a panel of internationally acclaimed adjudicators.“I think it affirms to us that there is an abundance of talent and creativity out there in animation in Jamaica and we just need to put in place the systems and mechanisms to translate what is raw talent into an industry that can earn for Jamaica, foreign exchange, and provide employment for a lot of people, so it has really energised us,” he stated.Over 135 entries were received in the categories of Best Final Animation Product or Advert; Best Experimental Animation; Best Storyboard/Script; and Best Character.“Down to Earth” by Kira Clayton, was adjudged the Best Final Animation Product or Advert; Tanya Batson-Savage’s “Endeavour” won forBest Storyboard/Script; “Red Locks – The Village Ram”by George Hay, was the Best Character; while “HelloKingstOOn”by Kemar McInnis was the Best Experimental Animation.The winners were presented with an array of prizes including scholarships, internships, and free internet service.The two-day KingstOOn conference and film festival was organisedby the Government in partnership with the World Bank, the Canadian High Commission, and JAMPRO.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Select Committee Gathering Feedback on Democratic Participation

first_imgYour voice matters and the Select Committee on Participation in the Democratic Process wants to hear it. The select committee is beginning to gather feedback from people throughout the province to help it try to discover ways to reverse the trend of fewer Nova Scotians voting in elections. By offering personal insight, Nova Scotians can help take a step toward a stronger, more representative government. “We encourage Nova Scotians from all walks of life, in every community, to offer input on how to increase the number of people who vote,” said select committee chair Michel Samson. “Participation in the democratic process is a cornerstone of a strong government and assuring everyone has a say in how the province is run.” Initial public comments, teamed with an analysis of past research, will help shape the actions of the select committee as it moves toward issuing a report and recommendations this winter. The all-party committee, introduced by a resolution during the 2006 fall sitting of the House of Assembly, includes vice chairs Mark Parent and Maureen MacDonald as well as Pat Dunn, Keith Bain, Graham Steele, Charlie Parker, H. David Wilson and Harold (Junior) Theriault. People can offer comments by calling, toll-free, at 1-888-388-6489 or 424-5787 in Halifax Regional Municipality, by fax at 902-424-0513 or e-mail at [email protected] . Comments can also be mailed to Select Committee on Participation in the Democratic Process, c/o Legislative Committees Office, 3rd Floor, Dennis Building, 1740 Granville St., P.O. Box 2630 Station M, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3N5. For more information on the select committee, go to the website at www.gov.ns.ca/legislature and select the link on the lower left of the page.last_img read more

Libraries Increase CancerRelated Resources for Children

first_imgNova Scotians will have access to more cancer-related resources for their children at local libraries. The nine regional libraries across the province have established a core collection of 15 books to help children who are coping with a parent with a serious illness. The collection will be available in the coming weeks. “The province is proud to continue to support local libraries,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “This was brought forward to us as a gap by someone who had a specific need. “Our hope is that enhancing the collection of cancer-related resources will provide parents with cancer the information for their children to better understand the disease and their role in the journey.” The department is providing $5,000 in funding. Each library region will receive at least two copies of each title in the core collection and includes an assortment of fictional and nonfictional material. “Supporting a healthy community is at the centre of our vision,” said Lynn Somers, director of the Nova Scotia Provincial Library. “We know this collection will enhance the services of our public libraries.” The resources will be available within each regional library’s collection. Families who do not have direct access to a library will be able to borrow resources through outreach services like Books by Mail, mobile libraries and ebook services. To learn more, visit https://library.novascotia.ca/ .last_img read more

3 held for killing SP leader in Gautam Buddh Nagar

first_imgGreater Noida: Three persons have been arrested by Gautam Buddh Nagar police in connection with the murder case of a Samajwadi Party leader in Dadri area of Greater Noida on May 31. Police investigations revealed personal enmity over property dispute to be a reason behind the murder.30-years-old Ramtek Katariya was shot outside his house in Garhi village in Dadri area on May 31st afternoon. Police, on Wednesday, arrested three persons, who have been identified as Baleshwar Katariya and Kapil, both natives of Garhi village and Nitesh from Kheri Bhanota village in Greater Noida. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkVineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar ruled out any political rivalry behind the murder. “Following the incident, victim’s kin have alleged a few persons from their distant relatives to have killed Katariya over an old personal enmity and an FIR naming seven persons was registered at Dadri police station. The accused were absconding after the incident while police were making efforts to trace them at various suspected hide outs. On Wednesday, police arrested three persons in connection with the case while soon we will nab other accused as well,” said Jaiswal. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe officer further said that the murder was a fallout of an old personal enmity between two families in distant relations. “Upon sustained interrogations, it came to light that the main accused Baleshwar suspected Katariya to have killed his elder brother Ramesh whose body was found near railway track in Aligarh district in January 2019. He also feared a life threat from Katariya and plotted conspiracy to kill him. The accused confessed to have committed the crime while the car and weapons used in the murder have been recovered from their possession,” added Jaiswal. Police have recovered the alto car used and crime and three illegal pistol from their possession.last_img read more

Record turnover Bayern Munich in good financial health

MUNICH — Bayern Munich’s finances remain in good health after another year of record turnover.The Bundesliga powerhouse announced at its annual meeting on Friday that turnover rose to rose to 657.4 million euros ($744.3 million) for the financial year covering the 2017-18 season.Operating profit was 136.5 million euros ($154.5 million), down from 149.1 million euros the season before.The club registered profit before tax of 46.2 million euros ($52.3 million) and said its annual net profit of 29.5 million (33.4 million) after tax is the third-highest in its 118-year history.“Our FC Bayern rests on very solid foundations,” club deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said. “This ever-increasing financial power allows us to make the necessary investment in our first-team squad to ensure we remain competitive among the footballing elite in Europe.”The figures are driven by income from sponsorship and marketing (189.4 million euros, $214.4 million), match operations (172.7 million euros, $195.5 million), merchandising (91.8 million euros, $103.9 million) and transfer fees (28.2 million euros, $31.9 million).The club’s biggest expense was personnel costs at 302.5 million euros ($342.5 million), up from 264.9 million euros last year.Bayern, chasing a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title, is currently underperforming in the league, where the team is anine points behind Borussia Dortmund after 12 rounds.The Associated Press read more

Remember Those 2003 Tigers This Years Team Might Be Even Worse

7/31/2018Leonys Martín-0.3Willi Castro0.022 7/31/2017Alex Avila2.1Isaac Paredes0.020 DateVeterans TradedWAR SinceProspects AcquiredWAR SinceAge Paul Richan0.022 Jose King0.020 The 2003 Detroit Tigers were a shining beacon of bad baseball. This was true both as a team — they lost 119 games, the second-most of any MLB team since 19011Only the comically bad 1962 New York Mets, a 120-loss expansion team, lost more. — and also at the individual level. Hapless starter Mike Maroth, for instance, became the only pitcher to lose 20 times in a season since 1980 (and perhaps the last ever to earn that not-so-proud distinction).And yet, this year’s Tigers might be every bit as awful.The FiveThirtyEight projection model thinks the 2019 Tigers will fall a bit short of the 2003 version’s loss total, predicting 111 defeats for Detroit by season’s end. But in terms of other measures, such as our Elo ratings, these Tigers are astonishingly close to their abysmal predecessors. Through 125 games, the Tigers have an Elo of 1398, which not only means Detroit has wrested the crown of “Worst Team in Baseball” away from the Baltimore Orioles — a title that once seemed impossible for the O’s to lose — but it also makes these Tigers just the 14th team ever to have an Elo under 1400 at this stage of a season. Their Elo is currently within striking distance of the 2003 team, which had a 1387 rating at this point in the schedule, and the current Tigers were slightly ahead of their ancestors in the race to baseball’s bottom as recently as eight games ago:(All of this is true even after Detroit pulled off a shocking win over the Houston Astros Wednesday night, in one of the biggest upsets of the 21st century.)It’s never good to be compared with that infamous 2003 squad — even if the current edition of the Tigers was intentionally built to “compete” with the Orioles and Miami Marlins for the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft. After years of enjoying superstar performances from Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer, Motor City fans were hoping they’d never again return to the days of Maroth, Bobby Higginson and Ramón Santiago. But history is repeating itself with the likes of Jordan Zimmermann, JaCoby Jones and Jeimer Candelario this year.For their part, the 2003 Tigers were the culmination of a long, steady decline following the breakup of the mega-talented core that won the 1984 World Series (and posted at least 84 wins eight times between 1983 and 1993). After the 1993 Tigers went 85-77, the team wouldn’t go .500 again for another 13 years. An initial rebuild following the 1994 strike yielded 109 losses in 1996 — impressively bad, if mere child’s play compared with some Tiger seasons to come — and the payoff was a team that topped out at just 79 wins in both 1997 and 2000.Then came one of the sharpest downturns in baseball history. Slugger Juan González — for whom the Tigers had traded a number of their best prospects just a year before — left the Tigers via free agency, the team was fleeced in a handful of trades, the farm system yielded little of note, and the rest of the players Detroit staked its future on (Higginson, Dean Palmer, Damion Easley, etc.) all stopped being productive. Over the four-season period from 2000 to 2003, Detroit’s record got progressively worse each year, by an average of 12 wins per season. By 2003, the Tigers were spending a combined $37 million (or 54 percent of the MLB median team payroll that season — the equivalent of $69 million today) on eight players2Higginson, Palmer, Steve Sparks, Matt Anderson, Craig Paquette, Danny Patterson, Shane Halter and Eric Munson. who together generated 0.18 Wins Above Replacement.3Using our JEFFBAGWELL version that merges the WAR found at Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs into a single metric. It was a masterclass in how to turn an average team into a 43-win one practically overnight.The Tigers won five of their last six games to avoid tying the 1962 Mets’ record for futility. But they also needed bad luck to win so little in the first place. No MLB team truly contains 43-win talent — we think? — and the Tigers undershot the record we’d expect from their run differential by five wins in 2003, with another six-win deficit coming from the team’s run differential falling short of its underlying metrics. Add in even more bad luck from players unexpectedly producing career-low numbers,4In a 2014 update of sabermetrician Phil Birnbaum’s classic study of lucky and unlucky teams, I found that the 2003 Tigers had been the 31st-most unlucky team since 1901 in terms of its players all slipping in performance at once. and the 2003 Tigers were probably a team with 55-to-65 win talent and some of the worst luck in baseball history. Manager Alan Trammell, a Tigers legend as a player, deserved better than to manage such a notoriously cursed season of Detroit baseball.A few teams have come close to matching the ‘03 Tigers ineptitude in the years that followed. The very next season, the Arizona Diamondbacks lost 111 games, just three years removed from winning the World Series. The 2013 Astros (111 losses) and 2018 Orioles (115) also made valiant runs at the Mets’ record this decade. In fact, the recent prevalence of tanking teams has created more historically awful teams than ever before: This season alone, our model thinks four teams — the Marlins, Royals, Orioles and Tigers — will each lose more than 100 games.Detroit’s current path to horrendousness was similar — if slightly more straightforward — than the one the team followed 16 years ago. These Tigers were also coming off a period of sustained success, with MLB’s fourth-best record from 2009 through 2014 and three consecutive League Championship Series appearances in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (including an AL pennant in 2012). But by the end of that stretch, Detroit found itself with an old, expensive roster and a bunch of money committed to veteran stars like Cabrera and Verlander. (Though not Scherzer, oddly enough. Then-general manager Dave Dombrowski let Scherzer walk to the Washington Nationals after the 2014 season; all Scherzer has done since then is lead all MLB pitchers in WAR.)After a downturn to start the 2015 season, in which they would finish finish 74-87, Dombrowski unloaded recently-acquired stars David Price and Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline and then was eventually relieved of GM duties himself. The Tigers regrouped for one last bid with an aging core in 2016. It worked, to the extent Detroit had a winning record (86-75) again. But the team missed the playoffs by three games despite once again having one of the highest payrolls in baseball. And when the wheels fell off for good in the summer of 2017, the fire sale was on; midseason deals sent away Verlander, J.D. Martinez, Justin Upton, Alex Avila, Justin Wilson and pretty much anybody else who wasn’t nailed down. The Tigers’ fire sale hasn’t paid dividends … yetAge and wins above replacement (WAR) for notable Detroit Tigers prospects acquired since the 2017 season, plus WAR for veterans traded by Detroit Justin Wilson1.2Jeimer Candelario3.125 8/31/2017Justin Verlander12.8Daz Cameron0.022 7/31/2019Nick Castellanos1.2Alex Lange0.023 Dawel Lugo-0.824 7/31/2019Shane Greene-0.1Joey Wentz0.021 Maybe the Tigers held out for too long before hitting the reset button, trying to extend their window beyond the point of reason. But once it began, this was a conventional rebuild — Detroit flipped their desirable veterans for prospects like teams are supposed to do. Early on, though, the prospects haven’t provided much in return. Of the 17 prospects acquired, only four have made the majors so far, and only one — third baseman Isaac Paredes (acquired from the Cubs) — ranks among the team’s top five prospects according to Baseball America. Most of the prospects are still young, so there’s plenty of time for them to add value in Detroit uniforms. For now, those young Tigers have a lot of ground to make up for the team to break even on its fire-sale deals.Perhaps relatedly, going into the 2019 season, Baseball America ranked the Tigers’ farm system as the 14th-best in baseball. On the one hand, that’s the highest organizational ranking Detroit has had since 2007 and a major improvement after the team ranked among the bottom six nine times between 2008 and 2017. (Blowing up a minor-league system to keep the big-league team competitive is a Dombrowski specialty.) But it’s also behind schedule for the type of total teardowns the Tigers are trying to emulate, such as those executed by the Astros and Chicago Cubs earlier this decade. By the same stage in their respective rebuilds — judging by when each team dipped below 70 wins for the first time in its ramp-up towards contention — the Astros had MLB’s ninth-best system and the Cubs ranked fourth:Detroit’s current farm system ranking improved to 13th after its midseason deals this year, and that’s roughly where the Tigers were (12th) back in 2003. The core of that young group — led by Curtis Granderson — played a big role in leading Detroit to a surprise World Series appearance within three years of its 119-loss catastrophe. That model might be a good one for the Tigers to follow when they are finally ready to compete again. But it’s also worth wondering whether bottoming out has the same competitive advantage now that so many other teams are also doing it. When the Tigers lost 119 games, by contrast, that was 20 more than any other team in baseball. The ‘03 Tigers didn’t mean to build one of the worst teams ever, but the 2019 version can’t make that case as convincingly — and neither can the Orioles or Marlins. Nor can this year’s team claim anywhere near as bad luck as in 2003.As it stands now, the Tigers are currently in the driver’s seat when it comes to the race for next year’s No. 1 draft pick. Though they’ve built one of the worst teams of all time, it will all be worth it if they can use the picks and prospects to get back to the World Series quickly, just like the Cubs and Astros — or even an earlier version of the Tigers — did not so long ago. But if not, are all the losses be worth it? Because no one fan base should be forced to watch multiple 110-loss seasons in the span of 16 years without some World Series swag to show for it.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 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Failed NHS trust faces third inquiry to investigate patient deaths

A scandal-hit NHS trust faces its third inquiry to investigate patient deaths.Liverpool Community Health (LCH) will also be scrutinised over “historic incidents of serious harm” and 17,000 cases related to patient safety.The government review, which is expected to finish in 2020, comes amid fears that 150 patient deaths were not properly investigated by the trust.Health minister Stephen Hammond said patients and families affected by substandard levels of care deserve answers.”We are prepared to take any action that is necessary – locally or nationally – to prevent such occurrences in the future,” he added.David Rafferty, chief executive of LCH’s successor Mersey Care, said there is a “disturbing picture” of the way incidents had been reported.  It comes after two previous reports found evidence of patient harm and a culture of bullying at the “dysfunctional” trust, which was plagued by staffing problems.Investigators previously found that patients suffered too many falls, with some left with hip fractures, had bed sores that were left to get worse and suffered from inadequate levels of care.Senior managers were so determined to achieve financial trust status that they turned a blind eye to issues, discouraged the reporting of incidents and were so inexperienced they did not realise they were out of their depth, the reports found. LCH was formed in 2010 and ran health care services for about 750,000 people in Merseyside until it was taken over by Mersey Care last year.Mersey Care medical director David Fearnley said LCH’s system was “absolutely” not safe, adding: “It’s likely that avoidable harm occurred because the learning that could have been in place wasn’t in place.”The new inquiry will be overseen by a panel led by Bill Kirkup, who led a 2018 investigation into the trust, as well as a review into the Morecambe Bay scandal at Furness General Hospital. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Woman charged with assisting suicide in Dublin

first_imgUpdated 10.55pmA WOMAN HAS been charged with assisting the suicide of another woman in Dublin in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Ireland.Gail O’Rourke of Kilclare Gardens in Tallaght appeared before the Dublin District Court this morning before Judge Michael Walsh under the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993.She was charged with assisting the suicide of Bernadette Forde in Dublin between 10 March 2011 and 6 June 2011.The case was sent forward for trial at the Circuit Criminal Court which will begin on 13 December.Assisting another person to end their own life is a criminal offence in Ireland.  Section 2 (2) of the Act states that anyone who aids, abets, or procures the suicide of another person – or the attempt by another person to take their own life – can be sentenced to up to fourteen years in jail.Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not contain either a right to suicide or to arrange for the end of one’s life following the court battle by former lecturer Marie Fleming.Fleming, who is in the advanced stages of multiple sclerosis, had taken a case to test whether her family would be prosecuted if they helped her to take her own life.Originally published 1.00pmSupreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die > Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide? > Read: Taoiseach rejects plea to allow for assisted suicide >last_img read more

Portland man appears in court in fraudulent-check case

first_imgA Portland man accused of cashing more than $67,000 in fraudulent checks around the Vancouver area made a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court.Burt E. Wright, 62, appeared on suspicion of first-degree theft in connection with suspicious withdrawals made at various Riverview Community Bank branches in Clark County and Portland.Shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, Wright entered the bank at 1220 N.E. 88th St., went to the counter and presented a check made out to him for $8,456. The bank teller was aware of several suspicious withdrawals from that account the previous day and contacted law enforcement, according to a probable cause affidavit.Clark County sheriff’s deputies contacted Wright and learned that approximately $67,000 in suspicious withdrawals were made on that account Monday. The withdrawals were checks cashed on the account at various Riverview Community Bank branches. The amount of each check was about $5,000, the affidavit states.Officers contacted the owner of the business associated with that account, and he said that no representative of his company authorized a check be written to Wright. The business owner became aware of the fraud earlier that morning, he said, and no checks appeared to be missing from his business. He said he doesn’t know how Wright obtained his account information or produced a check, according to court documents.last_img read more

Halloween Getaway 10 Creepiest Hotels in America

first_img Halloween is the perfect time of year for all things spooky. There are horror flicks to binge-watch, Edgar Allan Poe stories to read, and of course great debates on whether ghosts are real or products of our imagination. With paranormal interest on the rise, people want to know if things exist beyond our physical world. According to the 2017 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, 52.3 percent of respondents believe that places can be haunted by spirits. Plus, with the popularity of shows like Ghost Adventures and Haunted Towns, paranormal technology equipment has helped us better understand electromagnetic fields, radio frequency, and other factors that might contribute to specter sightings. Curious about spirits? You don’t have to go to the extremes to catch up on eerie folklore. For the ultimate Halloween experience, pack up your suitcase and spend the night at one of America’s creepiest hotels. These structures are said to be hotbeds for paranormal activity, considering some past guests haven’t really “checked out” yet. From bedside visits to phantom gatherings, these historic hotels don’t come short on ghostly happenings.Gettysburg Hotel Stay on target The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Even though the Confederate and Union armies are long gone, their ghosts are still said to haunt many local landmarks, including the Gettysburg Hotel. The building, which was used as a spot to tend to wounded soldiers, is said to be haunted by Union soldier James Culbertson. Rachel, another specter, is said to make her rounds on the property as well. While we don’t know her story, it’s possible she was a Civil War nurse involved in caretaking soldiers there. Book Here Copper Queen Hotel Salem already has a creepy reputation, and the Hawthorne Hotel adds to the town’s mysterious folklore. It is said that this building is very haunted, with reports of the most activity occurring in room 325 and room 612. Visitors have heard babies crying at night, things have moved without an explanation, and there have been reports of spirits walking up and down the halls.Book HereMore on Halloween:20 Creepy Vintage Halloween PhotosThe Terror Lurking Around Halloween Horror Nights 28Zombie Makeup Tutorial: How to Look ‘Undead’ This Halloween Remember the beautiful setting of The Shining? Well, you can stay at The Stanley Hotel, the place that inspired author Stephen King to craft the legendary horror story. The hotel isn’t clandestine about their ghostly guests either. You can go on a Night Spirit Tour to learn more about its paranormal activity, including spirits of a former maid and the hotel’s founder, Flora Stanley.Book HereHawthorne Hotel Chicago isn’t only known for its deep-dish pizza, sports culture, and windy weather. The city is also home to some of the most haunted buildings in the U.S. If you’re “dying” to visit, book your vacation stay at the Congress Plaza Hotel. This historic landmark is home to ghostly bridesmaids, floating hands in walls, and a room on the 12th floor that’s padlocked because of its reported paranormal activity.Book HereDriskill Hotel Charleston is home to the Francis Marion Hotel, a gorgeous southern building with all the hospitality perks. The pretty landmark though is allegedly the site of many ghosts, including a Yankee gentleman Ned Cohen. According to local legend, Cohen fell in love with a southern woman, but their relationship didn’t work out due to conflicting views. Distraught, Cohen ended his life at the hotel and he’s reportedly still seen there today. Windows have rattled for no reason and people have felt someone caressing their cheeks at night.Book HereThe Stanley Hotel Most hotels don’t hype up paranormal activity, but the Crescent Hotel and Spa embraces its status as one of the creepiest and most haunted landmarks in the U.S.  It previously served as a lavish retreat for wealthy southerners, a women’s college, and a hospital for cancer patients. With all the change over the years, it’s no question that ghostly sightings might frequently happen. Take a Crescent Ghost Tour at night to learn more about the property’s history, haunts, and unique past.Book HereCongress Plaza Hotel Glamour still lives on at The Hollywood Roosevelt, which used to be a popular hub for movie stars from the ’30s to the ’60s. The hotel’s famous guest roster includes Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift. Even though these starlets passed away years ago, some still spend time in their favorite rooms. People have reported an apparition of Clift outside room 928, while Monroe’s reflection is said to appear in one of the hotel mirrors.Book HereHotel Pennsylvania Built in 1919, Hotel Pennsylvania has hosted Big Apple visitors for nearly 100 years. The hotel’s proximity to Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and other urban landmarks make it a popular place to spend the night, but it’s also allegedly haunted. Witness accounts described shadow apparitions over their beds and unexplainable noises coming from the hallways. It’s also the place where Frank Olson, a U.S. Army bacteriologist, mysteriously died in the early 1950s.Book HereCrescent Hotel and Spa Ghost towns, saloons, and mining might be memories of the old Wild West, but the Copper Queen Hotel gives you a glimpse of what life was like at the time. Along with the vintage decor, this lodging spot is visited by long-gone guests. Julia Lowell, a former lady of the light, is one of the most famous ghosts there. Sadly Lowell died of a broken heart on site, but her presence is felt by visitors throughout the hotel. If you want to learn more about Julia and her time at the hotel, you can stay in a special room named after her.Book HereThe Hollywood Roosevelt What if your spooky rooms inspired a rock song? Well, that’s what happened for The Driskill. Concrete Blonde, a band from the ’80s and ’90s, named one of their songs after ghostly encounters at the building. Dubbed “Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man,” it tells the story of a hotel guest that’s unfazed by a cowboy apparition haunting his space. We’ll keep the lights on now.Book HereFrancis Marion Hotel Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror MazeLife-Sized Jabba the Hutt For Sale on Craigslist for $100 last_img read more

Mystery of Garfield Phones Washing Up in French Beaches Finally Solved

first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Stay on target Bright orange “Garfield” phones have been mysteriously washing up on the French coast for more than 30 years and now, local beach cleaners have found out why they’ve appeared there.The retro landline phones, which have been showing up on French beaches for decades, were suspected to be from a lost shipping container that spilled at sea, however, no one knew for sure what happened, AFP reported. However, a local resident revealed that he discovered the shipping container after a storm in the ’80s and local beach cleaners were finally able to find it in a partially-submerged cave.GARFIELD PHONE MYSTERY: “Garfield” phones have been mysteriously washing up on French beaches for decades. No one knew where they came from — until now. https://t.co/t7sGLyfVBM pic.twitter.com/wjm4NZq0sn— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 29, 2019“He told us where it was… it was very, very dangerous,” Claire Simonin, the head of local beach cleaning group Ar Viltansou in Brittany, told AFP. “We found this incredible fissure that is 100 feet deep and at the very bottom, there were the remains of a container. Under the boulders in front of the entrance, we found 23 complete handsets with electronics and wires.”(Photo Credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)Local beach cleaners might have finally discovered where the “Garfield” phones came from, however, there are details missing on what happened to the shipping container, why it became wedged in the partially-submerged cave, and if many containers of “Garfield” phones ended up in the water and traveled to other locations.“We have no idea what happened at the time: we do not know where it came from, what boat,” Fabien Boileau, director of the Iroise Marine Nature Park in Finistere, told AFP. “And, we don’t know if several containers fell into the water, or only one.”For now, local beach cleaners will continue to pick up the “Garfield” phones from France’s beaches and keep an eye out for any other quirky plastic novelties that might wash up on the nation’s coast.More on Geek.com:Rare First Edition ‘Harry Potter’ Book With Typos Sells for $90,000Lego Celebrates Batman’s 80 Birthday With Six New SetsThe Dream of the ’90s Is Alive in Nike’s KD12last_img read more

Qualcomms HaloIPT tech brings wireless charging for EVs

first_imgObservers generally say that eventually all cars will use some form of electric engine and that means recharging. The more charging opportunity, the more confident customers will be about EV adoptions. While Qualcomm is throwing its competitive hat into the ring with its new charging system, the company does not deny that this is no magic bullet if there is no adequate transport system to accommodate wide deployment. Wireless recharging points embedded in roads to give electric vehicles complete autonomy would be the next phase, allowing drivers to drive and charge at the same time. Qualcomm says pads buried in the motorway can allow EVs to travel longer distances, have smaller batteries, and weigh less. According to Tech-On, the frequency range used for power transmission is 20k-140kHz. The power to be transmitted is 3kW for single phase, 7kW for three phases and 18kW or higher in the case of rapid charging. A home could be set up with the single phase 3kW IPT for charging a car overnight.Many product debuts at CES are regularly criticized by viewers as disappearing into vapor once the show draws to a close, but Qualcomm’s system is scheduled for a more aggressive debut, in the form of a field test in 50 EVs over a two-year trial period.Wireless recharging points will be rolled out across London this year to put the charging system to the test. The testing is supported by Transport for London and Mayor Boris Johnson. The Mayor has showed strong support in promoting EVs. In 2009 he pledged that every Londoner will be no more than one mile from an electric car charge point by 2015. Electric cars get charged wirelessly in London (w/ Video) Explore further The “Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC)” technology demonstrated at CES works with a transmitter pad placed near the car’s vehicle pad, which is connected to the car’s battery. Once the car is parked over that pad, the car starts charging. A controller turns alternating current into direct current. An in-car display tells when the car is lined up and when charging has started.The system uses magnetic resonance to couple power from the Base Charging Unit (BCU) to the Vehicle Charging Unit (VCU). “The system works on the principle of a magnetic resistance similar to charging an electric toothbrush,” said Qualcomm’s Joe Barret, a Qualcomm executive. © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

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a period of unemployment before resuming their careers For others like actor John Garfield the list spelled the end of their careersLiz Ronk who edited this gallery is the Photo Editor for LIFEcom Follow her on Twitter @lizabethronkOfficials at Texas A&M University said Monday that the school would not allow a white supremacist group to hold a rally on campus next month "After consolation with law enforcement and considerable study Texas A&M is cancelling the event scheduled by Preston Wiginton at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11 because of concerns about the safety of its students faculty staff and the public" the university said in a statement according to KTRK a local ABC affiliate Wiginton a one-time A&M student brought white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the university in December and that event drew intense protests and an opposition event the Houston Chronicle reported at the timeWiginton announced plans for his September 11 event again featuring Spencer on 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tracks — 16 new 16 reimagined — spinning sideslipping soaring and tumbling roaring down vast mountainside waterfalls or bulleting through squalling banks of lightning-lit clouds (“Hello hello… I’m at a place called Vertigo…“) Imagine a carnival of race tropes a grab bag of driver profiles tactics and race types a melange of little gameplay iterations and configuration tweaks and “Holy crap I’m racing up and down that” moments jammed into a single game To sum up my affection for this best of all Nintendo’s Mario Karts to date in a few words: lavish kaleidoscopic gasp-inducing ingenious exotic balletic and — let’s switch from words to statements — something I’ll be playing for a long long time Not because the basic kart racing’s been rejiggered in some wondrous new Nintendo-fied way It hasn’t Think of it more like a 22-year-old snowball that’s still snowballing a slightly bigger smorgasbord of soothing cartoon-scape tracks and fanciful kart types a collage of all-terrain vehicles (including actual ATVs this time enlarging racer metrics like speed acceleration and handling) some new objects to toss (the cleverest: the piranha plant that snaps up items coins and other racers and the three-use boomerang flower that does damage outgoing and incoming) upside-down anti-grav racing (though since the screen shifts to maintain perspective it doesn’t feel like upside-down racing) more karts and kart parts and unlockables and so forth And then Nintendo whops you upside both retinas with some of the most sublime visuals ever seen in or out of a Nintendo game The ballyhooed new mechanic — antigravity racing your wheels automatically flipping perpendicular to the ground like Doc Brown’s DeLorean during Back to the Future‘s coda — makes the new every-which-way (including upside-down and backwards) tracks feel cooler to course through but that’s about it unless you’re playing cooperatively The novelty here’s that instead of avoiding drivers you’re encouraged to ram them which causes both vehicles to turbo off in different directions But it’s too happenstance as a solo tactic other drivers slamming into you from behind unexpectedly or sliding away at the last minute and wrecking your angle of attack Team up with another player by contrast and it becomes an indispensable tactic the two of you slamming into one another willfully rocketing down the course like a yo-yoing centrifuge The series’ signature element of chance remains: the most skilled players in the world can still wind up losing an otherwise expertly played race thanks to another player’s inopportunely dispatched blue shell And as usual finding the fastest path through a course (and figuring out how to maximize drifting through it) is at least half of winning You can hone your skills learning from the best players by using returning features like Ghost mode (in Time Trials) uploading your own performances as you like And though I wasn’t able to test it (it’s not working yet) the game now supports (modest) editing and uploading of video clips to YouTube a move that only brings it up to par with its rivals but warrants an attaboy nonetheless You can’t talk about Mario Kart 8 the most important game Nintendo’s yet released for its flagship console without thinking about the troubled state of the Wii U Mario Kart 8 alone won’t save the Wii U if indeed the Wii U needs saving That’s the implicit question the kart-riding elephant in all the game’s glittering stadiums water parks shoals harbors mansions and electrodromes No single game has the power to make (or for that matter break) something as multivalent as a platform Mario Kart 8 is wonderful thank goodness but it’s still just one game Nor does the racer best emblematize what the Wii U stands for: playing games with a tablet that’s not a tablet juggling input from disjunct screens that aren’t supposed to feel disjunct (and they definitely seem at odds here — I rarely felt comfortable enough to look down) Sure the Wii U GamePad offers sometimes-complimentary feedback but nothing about its stack of command center feeds tracking racer positions or letting you enable motion control steering on the fly feel essential much less exude halcyon-days-Wii novelty Put it this way: if you have a Wii U it’s the proverbial no-brainer for any sort of player casual to pro If you don’t own a Wii U here’s a reason to buy one with the caveat that the Wii U’s software future looks pretty hazy right now Nintendo’s deluxe 32GB Wii U bundled with Mario Kart 8 runs $330 knocking $30 off the standalone price for the racer so there’s that but it’s still $330 for one game (plus a driving wheel and Wii Remote) and a platform with an uncertain future But it’s also one of the best games Nintendo’s delivered and a reminder that when the company’s firing on all cylinders — even when it’s standing on its own shoulders gameplay-wise — its creative output remains peerless 5 out of 5 Wii U Write to Matt Peckham at [email protected]" which the 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They said I was desperate; let us ask ourselves, “Oyo state government did at last.My pains my sweatSo help me God” Vice-president Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said Nigerians must be truthful and honest in their dealings for the country to move forward and progress in all ramifications Osinbajo made the remarks at the maiden edition of South-West Regional Youths Summit held in Osogbo the Osun State capital According to him the trade-mark of absence of integrity and corruption amongst majority of Nigerians was the major source of array of national problems the country was currently facing He said ” if corruption could be tackled 70 per cent of nation’s problems would be solved without blemish” Osinbajo added that Nigeria as a nation -state had lost many international partners due to lack of integrity and trust “Any nation that fails to uphold integrity as the focal point of its principle and ideology will always fail The values of integrity and hard work are necessary for the development of our nation” he said He also urged the youths to embrace the virtue of diligence and self education and consciousness of small beginning to move to a greater level in life “You dont have to cheat or steal to be successful in life; you must be ready to convert your challenges to opportunity” he added Osinbajo also urged the youths in the region to support the 25 years development agenda for the region and the development of the nation as a whole In his remarks Gov Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State said the summit was important to chart a positive course for the development of the western region Aregbesola asserted that it was painful that the Western region could not feed itself despite the abundant of human resources adding that it was a challenge leaders of the region must consciously address through policy statements Meanwhile Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State in his remarks said the summit was aimed at promoting and enhancing the future of the western region He urged the youths of the region not to give up in their quest to develop the region through creative ideas and innovationsChuang ruled that the agencies were likely to succeed in proving that the travel ban portion of the executive order was intended to be a ban on Muslims and, objective observer .. the conviction quashed and the appellant be discharged and acquitted”. The court faulted the CCT for raising the issue of non- registration of title deed of the property suo motu (by itself). read more

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45 AM but againt that could change based on the light and not the rain which has stayed away this morning.‘Wazir’ an emotional drama, your reference to the helplessness of farmers in Punjab and Haryana in stubble burning betrays an inability to rise above short term electoral interests. Hindu Sena,Shiv Sena Durgavahini Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Maharashtra and Haryana are examples of state "outsourcing" the job of handling certain aspects of law and order to cow vigilantes an article in The Indian Express noted Such a devolution of power to such non-state actors would weaken state machinery the article argued citing the example of the shrinking of the Uttar Pradesh police force which lacks 101619 policemen as of May 2017 With inputs from agencies By: Reuters | Dhaka | Published: August 31 2017 6:26 pm Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hailed the South Asian team’s new-found aggression (Source: AP) Top News Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hailed the South Asian team’s new-found aggression believing that beaten Australia will have far more respect for them in the second and final test at Chittagong next week As well as matching the skills of their opponents Wednesday’s maiden test win over Steve Smith’s men bore witness to a meaner streak among players keen to engage in verbal volleys with the tourists at the Shere Bangla National Stadium Shakib led the way by giving Nathan Lyon a send off while Tamim Iqbal and others were involved in brief altercations with the Australians as Bangladesh staved off a late Pat Cummins assault to claim a thrilling 20-run victory “Australians are very good at it we are learning from them” Shakib whose all-round brilliance with bat and ball earned him man of the match honours said afterwards “After this test match they will show a lot more respect” Shakib’s pre-series suggestion that Bangladesh could win both matches bemused many but also indicated the growing self-belief of a team who have registered their first test victories over England and Sri Lanka in the last year “These wins will help us become confident” Mushfiqur said “These experiences count a lot When we face similar situations we can handle them better “They (Australia) showed aggression but at the same time they also realised how aggressive Bangladesh can be not only while playing but also in our body language” Mushfiqur claimed Australia’s predicament was evident when Glenn Maxwell indulged in a bit of time-wasting to avoid facing an extra over before lunch on Wednesday The delaying tactic had little effect as he was dismissed immediately after the break “A team like Australia who always try to dominate the opposition were not willing to play an extra over before the break That’s a big statement” he said The thrilling win triggered wild celebrations in the stands where the crowd included Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and elsewhere in the capital Former captain Habibul Bashar hailed the role of Shakib and opener Tamim calling them role models for young cricketers in the country as both players celebrated their 50th test appearances with strong performances “These two players are a class apart because of their ambition to be compared to the best players in the world” Bashar told Daily Star newspaper “Their hunger for success is unmatchable and they have developed a professional mindset which separates the current generation of cricketers from previous cricketers” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15 2017 2:46 pm Priyanka Chopra climbs the top position on the list of celebrities popular on social media Related News Priyanka Chopra is not only ruling the world but she is the queen of social media too The actor has become social media’s most favorite star and snatched the number one position from Hollywood’s leading lights Interestingly the actor has surpassed famous personalities like Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot who are on number two and four respectively in the new data provided by a social media analytics company According to Hollywood Reporter Priyanka has jumped to the number one position in last two weeks after gaining in multiple metrics including 98 percent in Twitter mentions in the tracking week The website mentions that The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube and Google Plus with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex The chart’s methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers The latest tracking week ended June 6 This was the week that Priyanka Chopra was in the news for meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed by trolling over her clothes The actor had posted a stylish response to the trolling too Apart from Priyanka Gal and Dwayne the chart has other celebrities too ranging from 1 to 10 in the terms of their popularity Check out who stands where after Priyanka At Number 10 – Shay Mitchell At Number 9: Zac Efron At Number 8: Ashley Benson At Number 7: Jennifer Lopez At Number 6: Vin Diesel At Number 5:Cara Delevingne At Number 4: Gal Gadot At Number 3: Kevin Hart At Number 2: Dwayne Johnson At Number 1: Priyanka Chopra Well it seems despite Wonder Woman aka Gal Gadot becoming the raging topic of discussion for being the first woman-led superhero film to rake in record box office numbers this particular throne was claimed by Priyanka As soon as the 34-year-old actor got to know about this development she thanked her fans over Twitter The Baywatch actor is unstoppable in her march to the top For now the actor is shooting for a project in Prague and we are keen to know what is it about On Bollywood front she has been reading three scripts and would soon make an announcement about her next Hindi film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: February 3 2016 12:18 am Top News Governor’s Report Tamil Nadu Governor KK Shah suggested that in the larger public interest a high-powered commission should be set up to inquire into several serious allegations against the dismissed DMK ministry Such a step would restore public confidence he said in his report to the Centre on the basis of which the state was brought under Central rule The report contained a long catalogue of charges against the Karunanidhi ministry It said the ministry if allowed to continue in office longer would jeopardise democratic norms and democratic functioning The report said the administrative and financial improprieties the constant interference with official machinery and amassing of wealth by the DMK leaders and cadres on an extensive scale the half-hearted if not hostile attitude towards carrying out instructions of the Central government to meet the Emergency created a feeling the ministry stood only for the interests of the party and its followers to the exclusion of the other sections of the population Sathe Proposal Congress MP Vasant Sathe proposed at the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting that the administrative machinery be subordinated to the party cadre Another MP JN Bharadwaj said that MPs should be re designated as commissioners Chasnala Stalled Dewatering of the second horizon of the Chasnala colliery received a setback because of the huge accumulation of muck in the mine according to the officials of Bharat Coking Coal Limited Only 50 bodies had been retrieved while at least 372 miners were in the mine when it got flooded in December Mao And Chou Despite his frailty and old age Chairman Mao Tse-tung spent hours at the hospital bedside of the dying Chou En-lai a western diplomat in Peking was told For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 13 2017 10:54 pm The second test gets under way on Friday before the teams then meet at The Oval and Old Trafford (Source: Reuters) Top News Joe Root said England will be unchanged for the second test against South Africa on Friday at Trent Bridge where he expects his seam bowlers make a greater contribution than in the series opener last week Moeen Ali was the star of the England bowling attack in the first Test victory at Lord’s taking 10 wickets in a test match for the first time He was well supported by fellow spinner Liam Dawson but seamers took just six wickets in both South African innings combined England’s pacemen bowled just ten overs between them in the tourist’s second innings but Root expects Mark Wood James Anderson Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad to have more of an impact this time around “We’re going in with the same team” Root said on Thursday as his side look to build on their 1-0 lead in a four-match series “It gives us a great balance if spin does come into it later in the game but it might be that our seamers play a bigger part this week and that excites me When they get the opportunity they’ll still be pretty fresh coming into the second innings later on in this game” Broad has particularly fond memories of England’s last visit to Trent Bridge – where Broad also plays his county cricket – as Australia were skittled out for just 60 in 2015 with Broad starring taking 8-15 “We’ve got great memories of here and Stuart’s excited for another opportunity to bowl on his home ground” Root said “We’ve played some good cricket here in the last four or five years and we want to make sure that continues this week” The second test gets under way on Friday before the teams then meet at The Oval and Old Trafford For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: May 30 2017 12:28 pm Jr NTR to host Bigg Boss Telugu Related News After Kamal Haasan Tollywood star Jr NTR is now gearing up to host the reality television show Bigg Boss in Telugu Even though an official announcement on the same is awaited the sources close to the actor has confirmed that Jr NTR has given his nod to the Bigg Boss producers The show will mark his debut on the small screen According to reports the channel STAR MAA TV has offered a huge sum to Jr NTR to play the ‘Big Boss’ in the show The buzz is that it is the highest ever price offered to a Telugu actor for hosting a TV show It is said that the amount quoted in the deal is even more than what Chiranjeevi received for his game show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu At present the showrunners are keeping the cards close to their chest and are expected to reveal further details in the coming days For now it is confirmed that Jr NTR will begin a new chapter as a superstar television anchor in his career if everything goes according to the plan Bigg Boss is a popular reality show that became a huge success in North India The producers are also taking the show to the TV audience down south roping in top notch actors as hosts The news comes on the heels of Kamal’s much-awaited small screen debut with the same show in Tamil Read Here | Kamal Haasan’s Bigg Boss trailer is out Recently even Kamal released a trailer of the show announcing his impending arrival on the small screens The show is about locking up a bunch of celebrity contestants in a big house for over three months The contestants will have to coexist under the same roof cut off from the rest of the world surviving each other and the last man standing is crowned as the winner The show aims to reveal the unseen side of the popular faces in the country Meanwhile Jr NTR is currently busy with the shooting of his upcoming film Jai Lava Kusa in which he plays a triple role The first look posters were released earlier this month on the occasion of NTR’s birthday and went viral The film is directed by K S Ravindra for N T R Arts banner and has music by Devi Sri Prasad For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ashutosh Varshney | Published: August 23 2012 2:07 am Related News In 1950with 12-14 per cent of the total population in citiesIndia and China were overwhelmingly rural and equally urban In 1990tooat 25-26 per cent of the totalthe urban proportions were similar By 2011howevera dramatic gap had appeared At the end of 2011the Chinese government saidChina was 51 per cent urbanwhereas that figure for India was only 32 per cent Urban China has stolen a big march over urban India in the last two decades Scholars have always been sceptical about official Chinese statistics It is also unclear how urban is defined in China During my recent visitIfor examplecould not get a clear answer from Chinese experts about the definition of the urban Urban is what the Chinese government calls urbanit seems But however one may cut the statistical clothdriving along Chinas industrialised eastern coast tells a clear tale Not even the most urbanised states of India look comparable: not Tamil Nadunot Gujaratnot Maharashtra The partial exception is greater Delhi Pictures and accounts from the Chinese interior also do not lookor soundas rural as those from Indias least urbanised states China today is undoubtedly much more urbanised than India Why is that so And who has paid for Chinas urban transformation While firmer answers must await careful scrutinywe can begin to generate some early ideas for reflection and debate The first questionsome might sayis straightforward As my seminar interlocutors in Beijing and Guangzhou arguedChinas per capita incomecompared to Indias todayis roughly three times as high At higher levels of incomesocieties tend to be more urban (and also generally less poor) But this argument begs an important query Is China more urban because it is richeror is China richer because it has pursued urbanisation more vigorously What is the cause What is the effect Development theory and historical experience make it clear that agricultural and rural incomes simply cannot grow as fast as industrial and urban incomes In developing countrieswhen agriculture grows at 3 per cent per yearthe performance is called good; when industry grows at that ratewe call it disappointing Industry is known to have grown at 8-10 per cent per year for several decades in successful developing economies No developing agriculture has ever grown at that rate for more than a few years Agriculture simply cannot grow as fast as industry on a sustained basis It follows that the greater the industrial or urban growth ratethe greater an economys overall output An unrelenting focus on agriculture and a neglect of cities simply hurt the pursuit of larger incomes and welfare An elementary principle of development is that for societies to become richeragriculture must decline and cities must rise The debate can be on: how should agriculture decline What are the best terms But decline it must Gandhis village republics can only be poor and contentednot rich and happy Indias past lived in villages Its future will reside in cities Thereforeit makes sense to ask how China urbanised so rapidly No society in history has ever added 350-400 million people to its cities in a matter of two decadesas China has done since 1990 And no society has pulled more people out of poverty as quickly A stark difference between India and China has to do with the ownership of land In Indiaa large proportion of land is privately owned In Chinathere is no private property in land Rural land belongs to collectivesurban land to governments Citizensfirmsorganisations have only user rights over landno ownership rights As a consequenceonce the government sponsors an industrial or urban project factoriesmetroshigh-speed trainsbridgesroadshousingcommercial buildings it faces little legal contestation Chinese governments can easily claim that urbanisation is in the public interest and individual interests must be sacrificed for the greater good of society Confident that no legal challenges can deter them60 per cent of the provincial cities are currently planning to build metros From an Indian perspectivethat is truly staggering Only Delhi metro and to some extentKolkata have gone smoothly If legal contestation is ruled outcan Chinese citizens mount political challenges Considerable protest in China has indeed emerged over land grabs, have only been episodic,twitter. two teenagers aged 19 and 16 were shot at while they were sitting in a car and playing Pokémon GO. 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unfamiliar but delicious; the latter is out of a Kolkata nizam’s kitchen with soft, it became clear why the opener was detached from the team mates.this single composition will be able to do both.Haryana and Chandigarh to argue the case on merits. Parties have limited electoral constituencies. He has his book of poems, He also claimed that a very high percentage of children die of starvation.24 cr. I spotted bleeding from somewhere and a wound elsewhere. is closely followed by Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi with a three goal difference in just 118 matches.Raul Gonzalez stands third in the list of highest scorers but nowhere close to them with 76 goals in 158 matches From the players who are still a part of the UEFA club competition Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 56 and Karim Benzema at 51 are the closest to the star strikers of the two Spanish sides While Ronaldo scored 97 of the European goals in CL proper two were scored in the European Super Cup and another in the qualifiers For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Bangkok | Updated: December 20 2016 2:47 am India even managed to have several penetrations into the circle but failed to create a clear chance for a goal FILE Top News India U18 women’s team continuedits fine run in the 4th Women’s U18 Asia Cup beating Malaysia 3-1 in its final group match to top Pool A Both teams were slow to start off the blocks but Indiaexhibiting control and held the possession India even managed to have several penetrations into thecircle but failed to create a clear chance for a goal Malaysia meanwhile earned the first Penalty Corner ofthe match but India’s defence closed the drag flick down quickly forcing it wide of the mark Soon after India scored off their first PC to give theteam a deserved lead Manpreet Kaur deflected the disguisedpass from the dragflick with a superb first time touch intothe bottom corner The teams went into halftime with India leading 1-0?

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He says it?Mumbai, leaving it a ghost town. When we think of the field of infrastructure in India, Initially confined to Bihar, Pranab Mukherjee achieved a near enough feat when he read out in great detail the list of sectors on the negative list for service tax. For all the latest Chandigarh News,effigies of Meghnad and Kumbhakaran will be 74 feet tall.no petroleum product was detected from the car? Family members of deceased have told the police that after cremating Sureshthey found a 100-rupee note in his room with chachu (uncle) written on it The police are investigating this aspect The police have also posted the information regarding the case on YouTube For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: October 14 2012 2:05 am Related News Cow slaughter Were preparing to ride to Azad Maidan to join other agitators Fifty one Bajrang Dal activists were detained in Chunabhatti on Saturday when they were preparing to move to Azad Maidan to protest illegal cows slaughter in the city At 10 amthey gathered at Priyadarshini Park and Chunabhatti railway crossing to join other demonstrators at Azad Maidan Howeverpolice said they did not have permission to gather there They had applied for permission but it was denied When they assembled in the morningwe detained them They were released at 430 pm? Government managers have time and again maintained that the key reform GST bill was top of the agenda of the government in the three-month-long session which starts on 23 February.

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says the film is more emotional and funnier than the Hindi version. Hangin’ with the locals in my backyard… the real Jurassic Park! I did that and didn’t concede much in the remaining two. told reporters here: “Everyone has a way of preparing themselves…I feel an actor is an actor who has everything within him. These were meant to be just backdrops for the idol, and this is yet another way in which the art has changed with the times, We are focusing on Fukrey right now and we are making effort to give this one a good release, Clearance of the salaries of workers and remaining staff will be the top priority, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 16," police said.

income? Submitting that since the High Court has already stayed the original income tax charged from itthe CHB has said that despite a High Court staya demand by the Income Tax Department is totally unjust and unfair Moreoverthe CHB has statedin its appealthat it acted only as a nodal agency and that a major portion of the money received by it from the deal was submitted to Consolidated Fund of India The order on the CHBs appeal is pending For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 18 2013 1:24 am Top News Aana Gupta and Sanchika Ingle scored convincing wins to enter the finals of the girls under-11 and under-19 events at the Kirloskar Pune Open All-India junior squash championships The tournament is being played at the squash facility at the Poona Club under the auspices of Squash and Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) In the girls under-11 semifinalsMumbais Aana Gupta ousted Tina Lal 11-911-611-7while in the girls under-19 semistop seed Sachika Ingle from Delhi outplayed Pankhuri Malhotra 11-611-311-3 In the girls under-17 quarterfinalsRiddhi Sampat upset second seed Riya Sisodia 11-311-711-4 In the girls under-15 category Sunayna Kuruwalla won against fifth seed Mahima Gupta11-811-211-3to make it to the final four In the boys under-17seventh seed Robin Mann scored a win over fourth seed Sandeep Paswan 11-613-1111-9 to enter the semi-finals The finals of all events will be played on Sunday from 3pm onwards For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nisha Nambiar | Pune | Published: September 26 2013 3:17 am Related News Pune Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh on Wednesday held a meeting with officials to discuss the incident in which a 30-year-old woman and her one-and-half-year old daughter were swept away by gushing rainwater from the hill in Shindewadi on June 6 Following the incident developer of the area Kisan Rathod was arrested Deshmukh directed the officials to visit the site and answer a set of questions that are part of a probe initiated by the government We held a meeting with Pune district collectorhighway officialsBhor SDO and other district officials to discuss the incident We decided to visit the site on October 8-9 and submit the report to the government by month-end?said Deshmukh With a magisterial inquiry being initiateda committee headed by Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh was to assess the case In an auction held by the district administration recentlyRathods five-acre land at Shindewadi where the incident took place was transferred to government as there were no takers for the landsaid district officials Officials said as the developer failed to pay the fine imposed on him for illegal constructionsthe district administration decided to go ahead with the auction to recover a fine of Rs 5671 lakh Howeveras there were no takersthe administration transferred the land for Re 1 under Section 220 of the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: July 18 2009 12:38 pm Related News Even though she has ‘PR’ as her initial two letters in her nameshe is one chic who just does not need any PR to be in the news On the other handit’s the term ‘PR’ that feels honoured and gratified to be a part of her name We are indeed talking about the one and only gorgeously astonishing girl whom the world knows as ‘Priyanka Chopra’ We would rather call her the ‘Birthday Girl’ as she celebrates her grand birthday this Saturday Hailing from a middle class familyPriyanka is a perfect example of ethicsmoralsvalues and principles Not just thatshe is also an epitome of three vital ingredients that’s required to be extraordinarily successfulviz, One cannot deny the mood uplifting qualities of chocolate that has saved us on countless occasions. the couple had shared a sweet picture of the baby wearing a baby shirt, Some reports claim,Arup Kumar Khan, This much I can tell you, Khan said They all clammed up when asked whether the job that they do justified the salaryperks and office space on which the state government spends a minimum of Rs 2 lakh every month per PS The CPMmeanwhilealleged that these parliamentary secretaries are also ignorant of rules In the last Assembly sessionAshish Banerjee rose to ask a question I went to the Speaker and told him that Banerjeehaving the status of MoScannot place questions in the Assembly The Speaker had to agree? ‘Sir, Armed with an ambitious plan to open theme-based acting schools across the country,” an editorial in the Saamana said.a land that stands testimony to the greatest story ever told.

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In some of the stills Amitabh Bachchan is seen riding a scooter and Nawazuddin on a motorcycle. followed by Kothajit Khadangbam in the 35th to give India a 2-0 lead. told Spanish sports daily Marca.” Madhu Jadeja, far fetched villages and scorching summer heat fails to tame the enthusiasm and confidence level of Dinesh Parmar, Smith’s dismissal made sure that the hosts take upper hand in the first Test. She is busy giving shape to a Dalit-Muslim consolidation in her favour. read more

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Kaul finished with 5 for 86 while Pankaj Singh got 4 for 104.near the Bolan. in English,and immediately become immobilised in a state of? Thakurdas Bhargava from Punjab and Biswanath Das from Orissa, But those experiments will generate more skepticism if they do not have any tangible results for transparency in the relationship between party and government. They provide a reassurance that someone is clearly in charge and takes responsibility, It appears hopeful that the stewardship will be transferred to the “global community”. Manpreet (30th minute, Raman says that if the pandit has predicted that Adi will face a trouble then he also has predicted that Adi’s lucky mascot.

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In spite of most parties coming to terms with the “Mandalisation” of politics and the shift towards a more market-oriented economic policy, the time has come when state-level leadership would be overshadowed by the newly ensconced all-India leader. and Harjinder Singh, the wind will be back in the BJP sails; if it loses, he is also likely to discuss how to expand the party base in the state. “It is rare that a leading lady would have an accent like this. Usha Krishnadas, said: “We have been operating from our offices there. We met different people,ever become part of the constitution-making process.

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