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CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 simple steps I’d take today to make a passive income with UK shares

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Sunday, 1st November, 2020 Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Investing money in UK shares could produce a relatively high passive income over the long run. Certainly, there is an ongoing threat of a second stock market crash. However, the high yields and long-term growth potential offered by FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares could mean that they produce an impressive income return compared to other mainstream assets.By opening a tax-efficient account such as an ISA, buying financially-sound dividend shares and diversifying across a wide range of businesses, an investor could maximise their income from UK shares.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…Opening a Stocks and Shares ISAA Stocks and Shares ISA offers a simple and cost-effective means of making a passive income from UK shares. An ISA can be opened online in a matter of minutes. Doing so is often without any initial cost in many cases, while annual management fees are similar to the cost of a single trade. Therefore, they are accessible to smaller investors.An ISA provides income investors with significant flexibility. Withdrawals can be made at any time without penalty. This means that, unlike with a SIPP, capital invested in an ISA can be used in case of emergency. This may make them particularly attractive to individuals who may need access to their funds at some point prior to retirement.ISAs also offer a tax-efficient means of generating a passive income. This may not sound relevant to some investors who may not yet pay tax on dividends or capital gains. However, over a lifetime, capital gains and dividends can add up. Therefore, ensuring that any investment is not subject to tax could lead to a larger portfolio and a more generous passive income.Buying UK shares to make a passive incomeIt is tempting to simply purchase the highest-yielding UK shares to make a passive income. However, this may not be an effective means of generating a sustainable long-term income. For example, high dividend yields may be unaffordable – especially in the current economic climate. Therefore, investing money in financially sound businesses with lower and more reliable yields could be a more prudent approach.Assessing a company’s financial strength can be done through analysing its balance sheet. Low debt levels signal a solid financial position. Meanwhile, an affordable dividend, assessed through a company’s dividend cover, may suggest that its shareholder payouts are affordable and unlikely to be cut.Diversifying among UK sharesOf course, buying UK shares for a passive income is a relatively risky strategy. Other assets such as cash and bonds offer less risk of loss.However, an investor can reduce their overall risk through buying a diverse range of companies. This cuts their dependency on a small number of companies and sectors so that they can enjoy a more resilient and robust income that has a higher chance of growing over the long run. 3 simple steps I’d take today to make a passive income with UK shares See all posts by Peter Stephens 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.last_img read more

Country House Renovation / Mide Architetti

first_img Infixes:PALLADIOCity:BolognanaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandra BelloRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolinePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The project site involves an old country house, built in 1887 in the immediate neighborhood of Lucca and a most recent farmhand’s cottage. The buildings are integrated in the countryside of Lucca and maintain its typical characteristics. Specifically, the buildings are located in a hilly landscape, between gentle slopes, where oaks and chestnuts lick the property. In this background, the renovation has been directed to both the maintenance and the enhancement of typical elements of the local architecture, such as exposed brick wall, stone of Matraia and chestnut wood. Pursuing this goal, and in full respect of the typical features, the components and materials used have been revised in a contemporary way, adopting the most appropriate construction techniques, in order to ensure the achievement of the best possible result.Save this picture!DetailInside the country house we sought to manually apply, using the traditional spatulas and sponges, natural lime-based plasters that highlight the irregular rocky surface of the walls. The recovery of beams and hollow tiles by sandblasting, is an explicit call to the traditional tuscan architecture, refreshed by the bleaching of the ceilings.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloThe exterior was deliberately kept unchanged in surface and holes, in order to maintain its historicity without sacrificing the charm. Therefore, we opted for basic external fixtures made of steel. In the garden the large swimming pool is integrated with the surrounding landscape, respecting the vegetation and the secular olive trees, leaved unaltered. The adjacent cottage has been completely renovated inside, opting for contemporary materials and colors: the concrete floor and the black lavatory contribute to give a new identity to the building. Finally, in the hypogeum you can find a spa area consisting of a large tub and a cedar wood sauna.Save this picture!© Alessandra BelloProject gallerySee allShow lessPaul Goldberger: “Frank Gehry Really Doesn’t Want To Be Remembered as Somebody Who J…PublicationsThe World’s Largest Current Construction ProjectsInfographics Share Save this picture!© Alessandra Bello+ 34 Share CopyHouses•Bolognana, Italy Manufacturers: Palladio Architects: MIDE architetti Area Area of this architecture project Country House Renovation / Mide ArchitettiSave this projectSaveCountry House Renovation / Mide Architetti “COPY” LUCCAEDIL Year:  ArchDaily Italy Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Construction Company: Country House Renovation / Mide Architetti 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778061/country-house-renovation-mide-architetti Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeMIDE architettiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBolognanaItalyPublished on December 02, 2015Cite: “Country House Renovation / Mide Architetti” 02 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Alessandra Bello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778061/country-house-renovation-mide-architetti Clipboard “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

voice / studioLOOP

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officestudioLOOPOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanoJapanPublished on June 13, 2017Cite: “voice / studioLOOP” 13 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?家庭之声 / studioLOOP是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: studioLOOP Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Sano, Japan Photographs:  Kai Nakamura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Japan Year:  Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 41 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873325/voice-studioloop Clipboard Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, Sanwa, CHUO, YAMAHASave this picture!© Kai NakamuraRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This is a project for husband, wife, and 2 children. Voice is a house located in Tochigi, Japan. The site is located on the north side of the subdivision site, and the east, west, and south side are surrounded by the neighbor’s house.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Kai NakamuraWe focused on reconsideration of openness and privacy, so first of all the floors of each floor were open windows on the south side. On the first floor, the inner verandaand the external deck were made continuous so that the line of sight faces the garden where the lawn spreads.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThe deep roof and sleeve walls protect wooden sash while blocking the strong sunlight of the summer and the gaze from the neighbor. On the second floor where the bedroom lined up, a wall was set up on the terrace to save the privacy from the outside, the east west and the upper part were opened, and the light was reflected on the white wall to secure the illuminance. Because the interior spaces are connected through openings and void, so spaces are filled with the voices of families.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraProject gallerySee allShow lessC.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + H…Selected ProjectsBaan Chan / Junsekino Architect And DesignSelected Projects Share ArchDailycenter_img 2014 voice / studioLOOP Area:  103 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873325/voice-studioloop Clipboard voice / studioLOOPSave this projectSavevoice / studioLOOP Projectslast_img read more

All House / Gui Mattos

first_img 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922555/all-house-gui-mattos Clipboard Houses Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Carolina Lacaz+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share All House / Gui Mattos Photographs:  Carolina Lacaz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922555/all-house-gui-mattos Clipboard Area:  625 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Gui Mattos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 23Structure:InnerFoundations :Inner e ApoioFacilities:ZamaroConcrete:GR ConsultoriaLighting:LightworksLandscape:Jundu PaisagismoConstruction:Eng. Rogério BiralConcrete Floor Consulting:Mix DesignFloor Execution And Concrete Treatment:Top SealRoof:HabitateSite Area:6.919 m²Built Area:625,86 m²Country:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Carolina LacazText description provided by the architects. Leaning in a clearing, within the atlantic forest, the house floats. Slightly supported by elements of stone, its purpose is to settle in the existing topography allowing nature to follow its path.Save this picture!© Carolina LacazSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Carolina LacazThe search for the diffused light is done by the angular displacement of the cover slab and of the large glass panels facing the path of the sun.Save this picture!© Carolina LacazSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Carolina LacazWooden elements inserted in the concrete shell, bring to the surroundings warmth and rhythm, making the course of the eyes as unique as dynamic.Save this picture!© Carolina LacazProject gallerySee allShow lessTerrazzo Furniture Made from Recycled Construction MaterialsArticlesModular Timber School by gmp Architects Tops Out in FrankfurtArchitecture News Share All House / Gui MattosSave this projectSaveAll House / Gui Mattos Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Di Mármore, MC Movelaria, Oficina de Marcenaria, Tableria Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeGui MattosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPraia de São PedroBrazilPublished on August 08, 2019Cite: “All House / Gui Mattos” [Residência ALL / Gui Mattos] 08 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Seven years after its revolution, Libya is losing its journalists

first_img Receive email alerts February 23, 2021 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsExiled mediaImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedHostagesFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalists LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources CorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureArmed conflictsExiled mediaImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedHostagesFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalists The crisis for press freedom in Libya has reached an unprecedented level seven years after the country’s revolution. The open conflict between two rival governments has made journalism extremely dangerous. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the impunity for violence against journalists, who continue to flee abroad. Help by sharing this information The press freedom that began to develop in 2011 has been obliterated since then by political conflict and violence. The state has been torn apart by the power struggle between two rival factions, one in the west and one in the east, a fight that has made journalistic independence impossible and has turned journalists in targets.At least 18 journalists have been killed since the revolution. The two main military factions undermining the state since 2014 are “Al Karama” in Benghazi and “Fajr Libya” in Tripoli. News reporting has become virtually impossible because of the political polarization. Silencing journalists is a permanent goal for the many militias in both factions and their commanders.In these circumstances and given the prevailing impunity for violence, journalists often have no choice but to flee abroad. Libya has been steadily losing its journalists and media outlets. According to RSF’s tally, 67 journalists have fled the country and eight Libyan media outlets are now operating from bases in other Middle Eastern countries.RSF has also registered many cases of disappearances, abduction and torture, especially this year. In most of these cases, the terrorized victims or their families did not want to be identified.Annabaa TV stopped broadcasting on 15 March 2017 when its Tripoli suburb headquarters were set on fire by one of western Libya’s militias. This militia also obtained a list of the TV channel’s employees and posted it online. The publication of the list – giving their full names, the department where they worked and their salaries – triggered a wave online hate comments against the TV channel’s journalists, who were suddenly very exposed.RSF and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) set up a crisis unit with the aim of assisting Annabaa TV’s journalists and, if necessary, helping them to leave Libya to guarantee their safety. Since then, 40 requests for help have been received by the crisis unit, and assistance has been provided to the 13 journalists most in danger, who were able to move to Tunisia and subsequently move again to Turkey to resume working for Annabaa TV after it relocated there.“The situation for journalists and media in Libya is untenable,” RSF said. “The country is haemorrhaging journalists, who prefer to go into exile in order to continue reporting or chose to stop all journalistic activity because it has become too dangerous. Those who decide to stay are trapped and must choose between the rival factions. Media freedom and independence is nonetheless crucial for democracy and the rule of law.”Enthusiasm crushed by instabilityThe months that followed Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow in 2011 saw the emergence of new media that displayed incredible energy and enthusiasm, but the enthusiasm was unable to resist the ensuing political instability and violence. The crimes against press freedom have been ignored and the perpetrators have enjoyed complete impunity.Legislative progress has meanwhile been slow and inadequate. In November 2017, RSF and seven other free speech and press freedom NGOs sent a letter to the Libyan constitution drafting committee calling for amendments to the draft constitution so as to bring it into line with international standards for protecting free speech and press freedom.A constitution that guarantees press freedom, the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and the safety of journalists would sent a powerful message to all those who violate media freedom every day, a message that would help combat the prevailing impunity for crimes of violence against journalists.Libya is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Libya Organisation February 16, 2018 Seven years after its revolution, Libya is losing its journalists RSF_en News News News to go further News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul June 24, 2020 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Inseego Wavemaker™ PRO 5G Indoor Router Approved for Enterprise and SMB Customers Worldwide

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Inseego Wavemaker™ PRO 5G Indoor Router Approved for Enterprise and SMB Customers Worldwide WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook 2021. Inseego Corp. All rights reserved. Inseego Wavemaker PRO Indoor Router FG2000e TAGS  center_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Previous articleNomad Foods to Present at 2021 CAGNY Virtual ConferenceNext articleTravelers Named a 2021 Military Friendly® Company Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Bad to the Bone rockers headline concertThorogood & The Destroyers set to play in…

first_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleRockHounds_MotterTaylorNext articleEctor County solar farm breaks ground Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  George Thorogood and his band, The Destroyers, are set to play during the 18th annual fundraising concert for the Odessa’s Education Foundation on Sept. 17 at the Ector County Coliseum. The Odessa Education Foundation on Monday announced that their 18th annual fundraising concert will feature rock ‘n’ roll guitarist George Thorogood and his band, The Destroyers. The annual concert is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Ector County Coliseum.A news release detailed the band’s success with more than 15 million albums sold since 1975.“I am so excited that the Foundation will be hosting this legendary rock band in Odessa for our annual fundraising concert,” Event Chairman Jay Arrick stated in the news release. “Everyone knows his classic hits like “Bad to the Bone,” “Move it On Over” and “Who Do You Love.” These great songs are heard almost every day on classic rock stations.”Tickets go on sale Tuesday at the Ector County Coliseum box office.Since 1975, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have sold more than 15 million albums, played more than 8,000 live shows, and built a catalog of classic rock ‘n’ roll hits. Now the band is celebrating its longevity with their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock tour which includes Odessa as one of its stops.The Toledo Blade reviewed the tour as a “gut-bustin’, guitar-wailin’, face-meltin’, take-no-prisoners, good old-fashioned lunch bucket rock-and-roll show.” The Sacramento Bee says, “The Destroyers remain as they have been for years — Jeff Simon on percussion, Bill Blough on bass, Jim Suhler on guitar, and Buddy Leach on saxophone. They are without doubt one of the best touring bands in blues-rock history.”Rolling Stone once raved, “George Thorogood & The Destroyers play rock & roll hot enough to melt the polar icecaps and flood the world’s major population centers.”The Odessa Education Foundation raises money for teachers and children, Foundation President Jeff Woltz said in the news release.Reserved seat tickets go on sell at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ector County Coliseum box office. Tickets are also available online at westtexastix.com and by phone at 800-514-3849 and 432-552-7825. Ticket prices are $35 and $55 plus a handling charge. Sponsor tables may be reserved by calling 432-456-7059.Since its inception in May 2000, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million to ECISD teachers through the Teacher Grants Program. This program allows teachers in ECISD to apply for funding each year for innovative instructional approaches that may not otherwise be possible due to district budgetary constraints. WhatsApp Pinterest Bad to the Bone rockers headline concertThorogood & The Destroyers set to play in Odessacenter_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local News WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

FHFA Injects $1.09 Billion Into Affordable Housing

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced the disbursement of $1.09 billion for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s affordable housing allocations for 2020, marking the largest amount ever disbursed, more than double what was provided last year.Approximately $711 million will go to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Housing Trust Fund, an increase from the $326.4 million disbursed for 2019. The sum of $383 million will go to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Capital Magnet Fund, an increase from the $175.8 million disbursed for 2019.“The more than $1 billion disbursed today will help produce and preserve affordable housing throughout the country,” said FHFA Director Mark Calabria. “The record increase in house prices last year exacerbated the affordable housing shortage. To help increase the supply of affordable housing in our communities, FHFA remains steadfast in support of the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund.”Managed by HUD, the Housing Trust Fund allocates money annually to states and state-designated entities for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing.Overseen by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Capital Magnet Fund awards funds to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.The FHFA continues to provide relief to the U.S. housing market as just last week, the Agency extended its COVID-19 mortgage relief policies, extending temporary measures (previously set to expire March 31) until the end of June to all federally-backed mortgages through the same period. Tagged with: Affordable Housing Capital Magnet Fund Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Freddie Mac Housing Trust Fund Mark Calabria U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) U.S. Department of the Treasury Subscribe Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Money Management: Who Does It Best? Next: Why Home Values Skyrocketed During a National Health Crisis in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Newscenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordable Housing Capital Magnet Fund Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Freddie Mac Housing Trust Fund Mark Calabria U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) U.S. Department of the Treasury 2021-03-01 Eric C. Peck  Print This Post About Author: Eric C. Peck Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Injects $1.09 Billion Into Affordable Housing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago FHFA Injects $1.09 Billion Into Affordable Housing Related Articles March 1, 2021 1,004 Views last_img read more

Councillor calls for changes in rules for publishing planning notices

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleMan dies in Dunlewey workplace accidentNext articleNine redundancies announced at Charles Kelly LTD, Letterkenny News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Councillor calls for changes in rules for publishing planning notices Pinterest By News Highland – March 13, 2012 Newscenter_img A Donegal Councillor is calling for changes to the approved list of newspapers for the publication of planning notices.Cllr Jack Murray says there was recently a case where a potentially contentious application for wind turbines in Inishowen was missed by local people, because the notice appeared in the Irish Times.He says with three local papers serving the area, the council should make it mandatory for notices to appear in one of those.He also wants any applications for large, non-residential developments to be brought to local electoral area meetings so that councillors can inform and consult with the community.Cllr Murray says the controversial application which led to his concerns was rejected by the council, but it could have been passed without the community even being aware of it, and that’s not acceptable……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/jmurr1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Avoiding the pitfalls in data protection

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Theuse of personal data at work can be a sensitive issue. This summary provides aninvaluable guide to the key features of the new draft Code of Practice on DataProtection.  By Joan Lewisand Linda GoldmanThenew Data Protection draft code of practice covers a very wide range ofstandards and best practice on the use of personal data at work. This summarysets out examples of some of the key areas of particular interest to OHprofessionals. Our aim is to highlight the importance of this new code that isset to come into force later this year. Afull copy of the code should be obtained from the Data Protection Commissionerso that any necessaryfull-action plans can be made by management, humanresources and OH departments. Thecode, which is a large document, is useful as a general human resources and OHguide. It proposes a more restrictive approach than is apparent from the 1998Act itself and indeed from the new Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000(RIP) and the Telecommunication (Lawful Business Practice) Regulations 2000.Thecode refers throughout to “employees” but makes special provision forcontract and agency staff so that the same standards apply.Thetable provides examples from the code. It gives a flavour of the wide range ofstandards covered by the draft that will have a direct effect on OH policiesand practice.Disciplineand dismissalMattersof discipline and dismissal are not set out in the table as these come withinthe ambit of all record keeping, particularly with reference to data beingobtained and used fairly and lawfully (Principle 1). Also, retention of recordsof former employees is covered in most other areas of record-keeping. Therecommended time limits for keeping old records are shown below.Applicationform and duration of employment–References received – 1 year–Payment and tax information – 6 years–Sickness records – 3 years–Annual leave records – 2 years–Unpaid or other special leave records – 3 years–Appraisal or assessment records – 5 years–Promotion or disciplinary records – 1 year from end of employment–References of information enabling reference provision – 5 years fromreference/end of employment–Summary record of employment – 10 years from end of employment–Records of accident or injury – 12 years from end of employmentLindaGoldman, LLB, BDS, is a barrister specialising in employment law andmedico-legal matters, and training consultant to Advisory Training andConsulting Associates Ltd and Virtual Personnel. Joan Lewis, MA (Law &Employment Relations) is a consultant specialising in employment law andrelations for ACT Associates & Virtual PersonnelDataProtection Act 1998 Occupational Health NotesPrinciple1Data must be fairly and lawfully processedApplicableto recruitmentVerification standards– Give applicant the opportunity to rebut third-party informationPre-employmentvetting – Only vet where a job offer is to be made– Ensure vetting is specific to the job and the individual and no more– Ensure compliance with at least one of the sensitive data conditions wheredata is sought about family or close associatesRetentionof recruitment records – Obtain informed consent to retention of records for use for a potentialfurther vacancyApplicableto employment recordsCollectionof information – Inform new staff what information will be kept about them, whereobtained, how used and circumstances where and to whom it may be disclosed– Obtain informed consent to use of personal data– Ensure that personal information is relevant and not excessive to theemployment relationshipMaintainingrecords – Ensure that personal information is relevant and not excessive to theemployment relationshipSicknessrecords – Only hold sickness records with explicit consent of the employee or ifone of the other conditions for processing sensitive data is satisfied– Explicit consent depends on each employee being told the extent ofinformation that will be held in sickness records and how this will beused.  Obtain evidence of consent– Release of sickness records to managers should be limited to informationreasonably required for management purposesOccupationalhealth schemes– Obtain written consent to processing of data concerned with health. Theemployee must know the extent to which information given to a healthprofessional directly or indirectly is made available to and used by othersApplicableto medical testing Generalstandards– Establish the specific business reason for testing– Medical tests should be proportionate to the risk involved in failure to testwhether by risk to others or to the individual concerned or if in relation to ahealth benefit such as sick pay– Pre-employment medicals are justifiable to determine whether an employee isfit for the particular job or if eligible to join a pension or insurance scheme– Proportionate measures such as the use of a health questionnaire should begiven first preference– Only carry out tests on properly targeted employees unless blanket testing isjustifiablePrinciple2Data must be processed for limited purposes and not in any mannerincompatible with those purposesApplicableto recruitmentRetentionof recruitment records– Vetting information should be kept securely until complete thendestroyed, save for keeping a record that vetting has been carried outApplicableto employment recordsOccupationalhealth schemes– Obtain written consent to processing of data concerned with health. Theemployee must know the extent to which information given to a healthprofessional directly or indirectly is made available to and used by othersApplicableto medical testing Generalstandards– Establish the specific and genuine business reason for testingPrinciple3Data must be adequate, relevant and not excessiveApplicableto recruitmentApplicationform standards– Require minimal personal information specific to the job in question– State if information is to be taken from other sourcesPre-employmentvetting – Only carry out vetting if all other criteria for making a job offer havebeen satisfiedApplicableto employment recordsTellnew employees of their rights under the DPA 1998Collectionof information – Obtain informed consent to use of personal data and ensure that personalinformation is relevant and not excessive to the employment relationshipOccupationalhealth schemes– Obtain written consent to processing of data concerned with health. Theemployee must know the extent to which information given to a healthprofessional directly or indirectly is made available to and used by others.Data must be processed in accordance with standards set out in the ethicalguidelines of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College ofPhysiciansApplicableto medical testing Generalstandards– Ensure testing is carried out as a necessary and proportionate matter toensure there is no risk to health and safety of the individual or others or tosecure a health benefit such as sick pay– Pre-employment medicals are justifiable to determine whether an employee isfit for the particular job or if eligible to join a pension or insurance scheme– Only carry out tests on properly targeted employees unless blanket testing isjustifiable– Drugs and alcohol testing should be part of a voluntary programme fordetection of abuse– Substance testing should be by properly qualified persons Principle4Data must be accurateApplicableto recruitmentVerificationstandards– Give applicant the opportunity to rebut third-party informationVetting– Ensure vetting is specific to the job and the individual and no more– Attempt to ensure accuracy where there is justification for obtaininginformation about the applicant’s family or close associates as it will bedifficult for them to rebutApplicableto employment recordsMaintainingrecords –Ensure information in employee records is accurate and up to date.  Good practice: provide every employee with acopy of his/her basic record annually and ask for identification ofinaccuracies and what amendments are needed– Incorporate accuracy, consistency and validity checks– Require emergency contact not “next of kin” Applicableto medical testing Generalstandards– Testing for drugs and alcohol should be by properly qualified persons(The commission refers to tests of “the highest technical quality”and to interpretation of results by a medically qualified person competent inthe field of drug testing)Principle5Data must not be kept for longer than necessaryApplicableto recruitmentRetentionof recruitment records – Establish and adhere to retention periods for recruitment records wherethey need to be kept for business purposes. Suggested retention periods:4 months from the date of confirmation of an unsuccessful application4 months from the date of confirmation that another candidate was appointed toa  shortlisted position–Vetting information should be kept securely until complete then destroyed, savefor keeping a record that vetting has been carried outPrinciple6Data must be processed in accordance with the rights of the individualApplicableto recruitmentApplicableto access and disclosureSubject access– Ensure that information is available within 40 days of the request being madeand on receipt of the current £10 fee– Ensure that information is only released to actual data subject– Provide information on file with reasons for why it is kept and explanationof any otherwise  unintelligible terms– Ensure information is not provided which identifies other persons unless thethird party consents to its releaseReferences– Ensure identity of third party is not revealed– If third-party information is integral to the reference, special proceduresare set out in the code appendix allowing for consent by the third party or theoverriding interest of the data subjectPrinciple7Data must be kept securelyApplicableto recruitmentApplicationform standards– Provide secure method of transmission for on-line applications– State for whom data is being provided and how it will be usedApplicableto retention of records generallyStandardsof keeping sickness records– Release of sickness records to managers should be limited to informationreasonably required for management purposesStandardsof security– Apply proper security standards as identified in BS7799 to protect fromrisk of accidental or unauthorised intervention leading to loss or destructionof or damage to employment records– Use system and password controls for information to be released to definedpersons on a “need to know” basis– Maintain a log and audit trail of all access to the records– Ensure reliability of staff having access to records– Unauthorised or otherwise improper access to records is a seriousdisciplinary offence and may also constitute a criminal offence– Take stringent precautions when transmitting data by e-mail or fax to ensuresecurity encryption and receipt by the individual addresseeOccupationalhealth schemesCOMPLIANCE IS REQUIRED WITH THE STANDARDS SET OUT BY THE FACULTY OFOCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE– Obtain written consent to processing of data concerned with health. Theemployee must know the extent to which information given to a healthprofessional directly or indirectly is made available to and used by others – Security measures to be appropriate to the nature of sensitive data processedin connection with an occupational health scheme. Information should not bereleased even to occupational health professionals unless on a “need toknow” basisApplicableto access to recordsDisclosureof references– Confidential references should not be given without the express consentof the subject to disclosure of the referenceDisclosurerequests– Clear policies should be established and adhered to so as to ensuredisclosure is only made to the proper subject who is entitled to access.Security measures include only accepting written requests and informing theCommissioner where it is suspected that an attempt is being made to obtain informationby deception:  remember that there is nolegal requirement to disclose even where a failure to do so would prejudicecrime and taxation– Disclosure should be by staff trained in data protection procedures– Records should be kept of non-routine disclosures– Disclosure records should be checked and procedures updated regularly– Remind staff regularly that disclosure to the wrong person is a criminaloffence.  It should be a disciplinaryoffence as well. Errors or deliberate releases of information should bereported to the Commissioner Principle8Datamust not be transferred to countries which do not have adequate protection.Exerciseparticular caution with any information transfers outside the European EconomicArea and seek permission from employees in these circumstances. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Avoiding the pitfalls in data protectionOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Risks of contacting employees on sick leave with mental health problems

first_img Reply Gabriel A carlos 11 May 2020 at 9:26 pm # 2 Responses to Risks of contacting employees on sick leave with mental health problems Previous Article Next Article Risks of contacting employees on sick leave with mental health problemsBy Rory Lynch on 2 Oct 2016 in Disability discrimination, Employment law, Sickness absence management, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Reply Following a recent legal decision, employers may need to revisit policies on contacting employees on sick leave, particularly if they have a mental health problem. Solicitor Rory Lynch explains.A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision highlights the care that must be taken by HR managers and business owners when contacting employees on long-term sick leave.More on managing sickness absenceSickness absence management good practiceHow to set absence triggers and targetsIn the case of Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd and Others v Hodkinson, the EAT held that an employee was constructively dismissed because of the content of a letter she received from her employer while she was on sick leave.The case serves as a warning that employers could face a claim for a fundamental breach of contract if care is not taken to ensure that the contact made is reasonable and for a proper cause.The factsThe claimant, Miss Hodkinson, was an employee of Private Medicine Intermediaries (PMI). In October 2013, she was signed off on sick leave due to work-related depression and anxiety as a result of alleged intimidation and bullying by her manager and another director of PMI.Good-practice tipThe employer needs to set out how it will communicate to employees about absence triggers and targets, and their use and inclusion within a wider absence policy. The use of absence triggers and targets should be an open and transparent process and promoted as part of an overall absence management or wellbeing strategy.Absence triggers and targets should be seen by staff as a proactive way of improving the health and wellbeing of employees and reducing unnecessary sickness from work, rather than a way of putting pressure on employees to come to work when they are genuinely ill. Employers should also stress to employees that the measures will be applied consistently across the organisation.The employer should clearly lay out how absence is going to be measured, how triggers are reached and what the absence target is.If employees understand that the measurement weights short-term absenteeism, they will realise that taking the odd day off on a regular basis will quickly multiply their score, possibly triggering a review. This may have the effect of deterring them from taking sick days when they are not genuinely ill.Source: XpertHRWhile on sick leave, the chief executive of PMI sent two separate letters to Miss Hodkinson. While no complaint was made regarding the first letter, Miss Hodkinson responded to say that she was in “no fit state to communicate without breaking down”.A month later, the CEO sent a second letter, despite being aware of the employee’s health conditions. In this letter he proposed a meeting outlining six areas of concern relating to Miss Hodkinson’s work performance – none of the areas of concern were of an urgent nature and it was found later that most of them had been dealt with previously.The employee then resigned and raised claims for constructive and unfair dismis­sal, discrimination arising from disability, harassment, and failure to implement reasonable adjustments.While the employment tribunal held in favour of the employee, in the subsequent appeal, the EAT overturned the tribunal’s decision relating to the discrimination and harassment claims, but upheld the decision that the employee had been constructively dismissed by her employer in breach of her contract of employment.What does this mean for employers?This case emphasises the caution that needs to be taken by HR managers when communicating with an employee who is out of the office due to an illness. This, however, does not mean that contact should be avoided in all cases.Communicating with an employee during their absence may be considered fair and appropriate absence management and can, in some instances, be beneficial to the employee so that they do not feel isolated or ignored. If it is necessary to make contact, it should be aligned with facilitating the aid and logistics around the employee’s return to the workplace. Disciplinary or performance issues should not be broached in such communications.However, alarm bells should ring if the employee’s illness is due to mental health or work-related stress. The HR team are likely to be aware of the type of illness the employee is suffering from, and any non-serious or non-urgent issues or matters should not be raised until the employee returns to work.HR managers should review their existing policies on communicating with employees who are absent due to illness or injury. It is important to have regard for the nature and the timing of any contact and ensure that any contact made is appropriate and reasonable.It should be common practice that any communication with employees who are suffering from mental or work-related illness be first signed off by a superior, and this should be included in any policy.It is best to follow the common-sense approach – if you are unsure, seek advice from your manager prior to putting pen to paper. Regular training of employees to make them aware of such policies is also important. This will help to protect your organisation from potential claims of constructive and unfair dismissal of this nature.Rory Lynch is a solicitor in the disputes team at Spring Law.center_img Related posts:No related photos. Trevor Heppinstall 25 Jan 2019 at 1:12 pm # I’m on sick leave with stress from work through harassment from my manager. They are doing a investigation on me saying I’ve breached their policies. I’ve never had a contract issued nor any policies so I didn’t know what they are. It’s to do with going on the internet. My manager gave me permission to go on it and been doing this for five years but now she’s got a bee in her bonnet and trying to get me done for it. I’ve had a meeting with HR and told them all the things she’s been doing, especially breaking health & safety with me and bullying. They are investigating everything. I’ve said it’s been nearly two weeks and I’ve not heard anything. Also they asked for my keys back for the centre I work at and I’ve told them when I got home I’ve misplaced them and once I find them I will send them back. Now I’ve got a letter from my manager stating that I’ve got to let her know whether they are lost or misplaced or she will have to inform the police and have the locks changed. She gave me two days to do this and this was the weekend. I don’t know why this as come about cos they have plenty of keys spare and doesn’t need mine. This is stressing me out so much. Can my manager do this as I’m on sick leave with stress related to my manager? I wish to enforce the payment of serverance payoff from my former employer. DO you handle employment law ?. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitelast_img read more

Landlords take on short-term debt to spruce up struggling assets

first_imgThe Promenade on the Peninsula in Rolling Hills Estates, California (Google Maps, iStock)Landlords are increasingly taking on short-term debt to fix up their empty stores, hotels and apartment buildings.JPMorgan found that lenders this year had issued $4 billion of collateralized loan obligations — short-term financing popular with developers — through mid-February, a 46 percent increase from the same period last year, the New York Times reported.Commercial mortgage-backed securities, which typically have longer-term financing, declined 8 percent during that time.Read moreCMBS market faces staggering lossesValues of Class A malls down 45 percent from 2016 levels Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink For investors, the financing provides a higher return to reflect the risk they are taking — that shoppers, renters and travelers will resume pre-pandemic activities and the loans will be repaid. For borrowers, the pandemic presents an opportunity to renovate, as social distancing keeps many assets empty.In January, Philadelphia-based private equity firm Stoltz Real Estate Partners raised $45 million in collateralized loan obligations to fix up a mall in Long Beach, California. The property was 20 percent vacant, and its top two tenants, Regal Cinemas and Equinox Fitness, had closed and stopped paying rent. The mall’s owners used $8 million to repurpose some of the property into office space and spruce up the common areas and retail space.Jake Pine, development director at L+M Development, said the financing makes sense for those with vacancies. In a joint venture with other developers that predates the pandemic, L+M is repurposing a former Winchester gun factory in New Haven, Connecticut, with three-year financing.“If you can get a transitional lender that’s willing to take a bit of the risk, stay with you for a two-, three-year period, allow you to kind of come out of Covid, or rebound from Covid, it makes a lot of sense,” Pine told the Times.[NYT] — Georgia Kromreicenter_img Share via Shortlink cmbsfinancingmallsPrivate Equitylast_img read more

Rents declined on most Asia-Pacific retail strips last year

first_img Tags Hong Kong rent has toppled over in the past year. (Getty)Rents declined on two-thirds of retail strips in the Asia Pacific region in pandemic-ravaged 2020.Hong Kong’s retail districts saw the most significant decline of any submarket in the region. Rents fell 43 percent over the year, according to a Cushman & Wakefield study reported by Business of Fashion. Still, Hong Kong remained the most expensive place in the region to rent retail space, followed by Tokyo and Sydney.Meanwhile, mainland China saw the lowest average rental declines in the region, just 5 percent, although price movement varied significantly between cities.Rents were down 14 percent for the year in Beijing’s Central Business District, while the Louhu District in Shenzhen — just north of Hong Kong’s border — saw a 5 percent increase.ADVERTISEMENTRents in some of Hong Kong’s highest-profile shopping districts hit 12-year lows last year as the pandemic worsened already declining rents. Fewer people traveled to Hong Kong than in previous years because of the pandemic and political upheaval in the territory.The overall Hong Kong property market slowed in 2020 but may be picking up again. Large real estate deals continue to close. In February, a five-bedroom unit at a luxury condo tower in Mid-Levels sold for a record $17,542 per square foot.[Business of Fashion] — Dennis Lynch Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink chinahong kongJapanRetail Real Estatelast_img read more

World Alpaca Conference held at Keble

first_imgAlpacas and their enthusiasts descended upon Keble College last week for the World Alpaca Conference.Over 180 delegates from 18 different countries attended the conference which celebrates the versatility of the alpaca, an animal closely related to the llama, and the multiple uses of its famously soft fleece. It was the first time the event had ever been held in the UK.Alpaca owners came in their herds to the conference, which included events such as talks on Alpaca health, fleece testing and workshops about breeding alpacas and processing their fleece.The alpacas, meanwhile, grazed on the grass outside, much to the amusement of Keble’s students, who are prevented from walking on the lawns in Michaelmas and Hilary. Domestic Bursar, Janet Betts, conceded that “it would have been difficult to fine the animals anyway”.Later, the delegates moved inside for a fashion show in which alpaca fleece garments, including ponchos, scarves and dresses were modelled. The fleeces of the alpacas brought to the conference were also judged. “Pinkney Angelica” was labelled the winner, having already secured first place for her “Champion Fleece” in last year’s Heart of England Fleece Show.The conference, organised by the British Alpaca Society, aims to promote the use of alpaca fleece in Britain. All profits are set to go to Amanti, a charity for Peruvian children, which thanked the BAS “for their generous support”.One delegate commented that she’d like alpaca “to become part of everyone’s vocabulary”. Another delegate, Chris Goffrey, said that the conference was really “a big deal” as it was bound to put “the UK alpaca community on the map.”Kishan Koran, a first year PPEist, commented that there was “something beautiful and majestic about the idea of alpacas in Oxford”. However another student questioned whether “having an Alpaca conference in 2012 is a smart idea,” as it is a year widely regarded to be “the year of the Mayan Alpaca-lypse.”last_img read more

The Marcus King Band Announces The Revivalists, Billy Strings, & More For Family Reunion Festival

first_imgThe Marcus King Band is one of the fastest rising acts on the music scene. At the age of 22, Marcus King is already known as a force to be reckoned with, with his list of sit-ins and collaborations serving as a shortlist for some of the biggest names in the music scene. Today, King expands his resume with the announcement of his second-annual music festival, The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, which will take place on October 6th and 7th and Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina.In addition to two sets from The Marcus King Band, The Revivalists, Billy Strings, Devon Allman Project (feat. Duane Betts), Nikki Lane, Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Naughty Professor, Geoff Achison Music, DeRobert & The Half-Truths, The Shady Recruits, and Steelism have all been announced for the 2018 installment. More artists will be announced in the future.For more information on The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, head to the ticketing website here. Furthermore, the Marcus King Band has a huge summer ahead of them, with most of July spent on the road with Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Drive-By Truckers as part of the annual Wheels of Soul tour. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to MKB’s official website.last_img read more

Guatemalan and Mexican Armed Forces battle Los Zetas and ‘El Chapo’

first_img The Armed Forces of Guatemala and Mexico are cooperating to stop drug trafficking through the border the two countries share. In recent weeks, the Guatemalan Army has deployed 250 troops along the Suchiate River, which marks the western border between Guatemala and Mexico. The troops are part of the Tecún Umán Task Force, whose mission it is to stop drug smuggling and other criminal enterprises, such as human trafficking, along the border. The border is a major drug trafficking route for transnational criminal organizations, particularly Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The Guatemalan soldiers assigned to the task force have been trained in to detect and stop drug shipments. The troops have also received combat and reconnaissance training, according to Guatemalan military authorities. These troops are equipped with heat sensors and night vision goggles, which allow them to operate at night. They also have armored Jeep J8 vehicles, which were contributed by the United States government. The U.S. is cooperating with Guatemala and Mexico in the battle against transnational criminal organizations. Guatemala’s National Civil Police (PNC) in recent weeks assigned dozens of officers to the border region, in departments such as San Marcos, Petén, Huehuetenango and Quiché. Binational meeting Security deployment In recent weeks, Mexico sent more than 2,500 soldiers and Marines to the border region. For Mexican military forces, the joint operation is known as the “Southern Border Plan,” which is being coordinated by the Mexican Navy. The operation was launched during the first week of September 2013. Mexican security forces are also being strengthened along the country’s border with Belize. In addition to the soldiers and Marines, the Federal Police (PF) is sending an additional 100 agents to the border region. Guatemalan and Mexican security forces are working to stop drugs, weapons, and humans from being smuggled into Mexico. The Mexican Army has established a military camp on the Tapachula-Talismán highway, near six border towns which are adjacent to the Guatemalan border. With the support of military dogs trained to detect drugs, soldiers are inspecting vehicles which pass through the highway. If organized crime operatives slip past the border, Mexican security forces will enforce additional checkpoints in Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Campeche. Additional checkpoints will be conducted in Veracruz and Oaxaca. Drug trafficking region Working collaboratively to strengthen security at the border makes sense for Guatemalan and Mexican security forces, according to Carlos Mendoza, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “The strategy to secure the border will inhibit the areas where transnational criminal organizations operate,” Mendoza said. “ It will certainly lead to a reduced flow of drugs, money, and weapons. Cartels will look for new routes.” “It’s a good partnership in terms of security,” the security analyst explained. “They are strengthening cooperation between both countries, as well as their cooperation with the U.S. in the fight against drug cartels.” Guatemalan and Mexican officials discussed security issues and other topics during the 11th Mexico-Guatemala Binational Commission meeting in Mexico City in May 2013. The two countries must cooperate to strengthen security in the border region, Guatemalan Foreign Minister Fernando Carrera Castro said during the closing ceremony of the binational meeting. Guatemala and Mexico cannot allow organized crime groups like Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel (CDG) and the Sinaloa Cartel to operate freely, Carrera Castro said. center_img During the past 15 months, Guatemalan and Mexican security forces have captured several important organized crime operatives who operated transnationally: • In May 2013, Guatemala’s National Civil Police captured Samuel Escobar, 20, an alleged high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel operative. Police captured Escobar in the department of San Marcos, near the Pacific coast. He was carrying a gun, jewelry, and more than $128,000 in cash. Escobar was with a gang which was threatening to kill police officers unless they stopped looking for him, Guatemala Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said. National Civil Police also captured Deisy Vallagran, 57, a suspected drug trafficker who was allegedly hiding firearms, drugs, and a money-counting machine in her home, and Juventino Encarnacion Garcia, 44, an alleged drug trafficker suspected of working with El Chapo. • In September 2012, Mexican Army soldiers captured Sergio Armando Barrera Salcedo, an alleged Sinaloa Cartel operative who is known as “El Checo.” He is suspected of receiving drugs that were smuggled through the Guatemala-Mexico border and transporting them throughout Mexico. • In July 2012, Guatemalan National Civil Police agents and Army soldiers captured 27 alleged Los Zetas operatives in the suburb of Quetzal, near Guatemala City. The suspects were all Mexican nationals. They were suspected of engaging in killings, extortion, kidnappings, arms smuggling, and drug trafficking. Improving security By Dialogo October 09, 2013 Important captures For years, Los Zetas, the Sinaloa Cartel, and other organized crime groups have used the 1,000-kilometer long Guatamala-Mexico border for drug trafficking and other illicit enterprises. While some drugs are smuggled from Central America to Mexico and the United States in boats and planes, the vast majority of drugs – 76 percent – are trafficked through the Guatemala-Mexico border, according to security analysts. last_img read more

Wyandanch Murder Suspect Nabbed in Fla.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Marshals have apprehended a Copiague man wanted for fatally shooting a 35-year-old man in the victim’s hometown of Wyandanch two years ago, Suffolk County police said.Boyd Holland was arrested in Orlando, Florida and was returned Tuesday to Long Island, where is facing a charge of second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives said the 22-year-old suspect shot and killed Eric Brooks at 11:34 p.m. on May 9, 2012.Police had said that officers responding to a 911 call reporting gunshots fired when, upon arrival, they found the victim suffering from a bullet wound to the abdomen in the backyard of a house on North 22nd Street.Brooks had been taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Holland will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

CUNA leaders meet with new NCUA board member Todd Harper

first_img CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan, Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer Elizabeth Eurgubian and Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel Mitria Wilson met with new NCUA board member Todd Harper Wednesday to welcome him to the board and discuss credit union priorities. Harper was nominated by President Donald Trump in January and was confirmed in March, along with NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood.“We thank board member Harper for his time and attention during our discussion about issues that are important to credit unions, most notably reducing the regulatory burden to increase member services,” Nussle said. “CUNA is pleased with the direction the agency has taken over the past few years, and we believe with a full board in place NCUA can continue its work and build on this positive momentum.”CUNA wrote a letter to Harper after he was sworn in, expressing hope that NCUA will: From left, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan, CUNA Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel Mitria Wilson, NCUA board member Todd Harper, CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer Elizabeth Eurgubian and CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Houston Open: Sam Burns shades out Jason Day to retain lead as Dustin Johnson looms in behind | Golf News

first_imgThe Australian quickly recovered from that, though, with birdies at the third, fifth and eighth before making more forward progress at the 12th and 16th.He looked well placed to claim the overnight lead when he hit his second shot to 15 feet at the last but an aggressive birdie putt saw him race his ball six feet past the hole and he then missed the putt back as he dropped alongside Mexican Ortiz, whose 67 included four birdies and one bogey.Austria’s Sepp Straka is fourth on seven under following a 66, one ahead of Johnson, whose round provided further evidence that he is shaking off the rust in his first tournament since the US Open. Get a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass Catch your favourite sport with a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass – one-off payment just £9.99 Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Burns, 24, who is chasing his first PGA Tour victory, made a faltering start with bogeys at the second and third but he was firmly back on track when he followed a birdie at the fourth by chipping in from 87 feet for an eagle at the par-five eighth.The American failed to build on that as he bogeyed the ninth and 11th but a strong closing stretch saw him birdie the 13th, 14th and 16th before he parred the 18th after a fine up-and-down from off the front of the green.Day, 32, whose last victory was in May 2018, started the day two behind Burns and also made an early slip when he bogeyed the second. Dustin Johnson is warming up nicely for The Masters next week after two solid rounds in Houston Dustin Johnson is warming up nicely for The Masters next week after two solid rounds in Houston

Carabao Cup third round draw: Manchester City travel to Preston North End and Arsenal host Nottingham Forest

first_imgThe Premier League’s elite have learned their opponents for the Carabao Cup third round (Picture: Getty)Holders Manchester City will travel to Preston North End and Arsenal will play host to Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup.The Premier League’s elite clubs have all entered the fray, with all seven teams competing in Europe – City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Wolves – discovering their fate on Wednesday evening.Championship outfits Preston and Forest will take on City and Arsenal respectively and MK Dons have been handed a home tie against Liverpool.Chelsea will play either Grimsby or Macclesfield at Stamford Bridge, while Tottenham will be making a trip to Colchester and Wolves will face Reading at Molineux.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTElsewhere, south coast rivals Portsmouth and Southampton will meet at Fratton Park and 2017 winners Manchester United will host League One club Rochdale at Old Trafford. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 28 Aug 2019 10:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares All 16 third round ties will be played the week beginning September 23.City have triumphed in three of their last four Carabao Cup campaigns, beating Liverpool (2016), Arsenal (2018) and, most recently, Chelsea (2019) at Wembley.United were the last team other than City to lift the trophy when Jose Mourinho led them to a 3-2 victory over Southampton back in 2017.MORE: Bolton Wanderers’ survival secured as Football Ventures complete takeover Advertisement Carabao Cup third round draw in full Wolves v ReadingOxford v West HamWatford v SwanseaBrighton v Aston VillaSheffield United v SunderlandColchester v TottenhamPortsmouth v SouthamptonBurton v BournemouthPreston v Manchester CityMK Dons v LiverpoolManchester United v RochdaleLuton v LeicesterChelsea v Grimsby/MacclesfieldSheffield Wednesday v EvertonArsenal v Nottingham ForestCrawley v Stoke Citycenter_img Comment Carabao Cup third round draw: Manchester City travel to Preston North End and Arsenal host Nottingham Forest Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing

first_imgGovernor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing April 04, 2017 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Results Easton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic’s Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.“For more than a decade, if you watched a MLB game anywhere in the country, apparel made in Pennsylvania was proudly on display, and today’s announcement affirms that the proud tradition of making MLB apparel will continue in the Lehigh Valley,” Governor Wolf said. “The continued use of the Majestic facility is important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do. I want to thank everyone involved for working so hard to preserve this storied tradition in the Lehigh Valley that contributes to the treasure of our national pastime.”Today in Easton, Governor Wolf also joined Fanatics Owner and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin, Majestic President Mike Pardini, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and workers from the facility.In November 2016, Governor Wolf wrote Commissioner Manfred to request the opportunity to make the pitch on keeping MLB manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the two spoke by phone earlier this year. The governor today thanked the Commissioner, along with Fanatics, Majestic and Under Armour, for their continued commitment to Pennsylvania.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

How far out from the Brisbane CBD do you need to go to spend less than $500,000 on a house?

first_imgMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoOffers over $399,000 will help secure this home at 16 Elmes Rd, Rocklea. Picture: realestate.com.auCoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said most capital cities had experienced a significantdecline in suburbs with a median value below $500,000 in recent years.“Meaning that to access more affordable housing buyers have to move further away from the city centre,’’ he said. Rocklea is the closest suburb to the city in Brisbane with a median house value below $500,000. The median is $419,922.The other four cheap suburbs close to Brisbane were Hemmant, 10.3km, Archerfield, 10.4km, Pinkenba, 11.4km and Zillmere 12.1km. 16 Elmes Rd, Rocklea is listed for offers from $399,000. Picture: realestate.com.auWITH $500,000 to spend are you still able to find property close to the CBD?Well that depends on what capital city you live in – and if it’s in Brisbane you are in luck.New data from CoreLogic has revealed five suburbs with median house values of less than $500,000 within less than 12km of the Brisbane CBD.In Sydney you have to go almost 40km from the CBD to find something similar and in Melbourne the nearest suburb is 16km from the city. 12 Peplow St, Hemmant is listed for offers over $429,000. Picture: realestate.com.auCoreLogic figures reveal there were 37 house sales in Rocklea in the past year, that means half of those properties sold for below the media and half for above that price.last_img read more

Is drug legalisation worse than the status quo?

first_imgStuff co.nz 15 March 2019Family First Comment:  Excellent article. A reality check! “Gangs will continue to supply 24/7 home delivery tax-free with free samples of harder drugs. But it will be worse than that. Replacing the war on drugs with a war on marijuana tax cheats will mean gangs will continue to supply most of the market tax-free, including to teenagers with offers of harder drugs but the police will have less incentive to chase down what is now a grey market rather than a black market. Do not underestimate the entrepreneurial ingenuity of criminals.”#PeopleBeforeProfitsOPINION: Never let a bunch of anti-capitalists design a legal market for cannabis.Their consuming hatred of Big Marijuana and the profit motive would create such an ineffectual legal market that the gangs will still supply most of the marijuana along with offers of free samples of harder drugs that even voters will work out how awful the legal model is and vote it down at the coming referendum.The Greens and the Drug Foundation not only want to decriminalise marijuana, they want to legalise it with government controls on who can supply,  and checks on quality. They seem to want to limit access to social supply and consumer co-ops so that Big Marijuana is kept out of the market. No for-profit supply seems to be their ideal.The Greens seem to want to imitate the monumental screwup in Canada. Not only did Canada forget to legalise production before supply, so they ran out of inventory within a week, but each province decided for itself how marijuana was to be legally sold.One province chose a government monopoly. Others allowed private retailers but they had to have a clean record and pay tens of thousands of dollars in annual registration fees.Most of the current marijuana dealers in Canada did not qualify and already had an established network of customers so they stayed in business offering tax-free marijuana. American states also continue to have black markets in marijuana.What the Greens will set up is a legal supply that is hopeless at competing with existing gang suppliers. The legal shops will be so far away from schools and other sensitive locations, open 9-to-5 in a remote warehouse district, paying a living wage that they will end up asking for a bailout from Shane Jones’ Regional Growth Fund because they attracted so few customers.Gangs will continue to supply 24/7 home delivery tax-free with free samples of harder drugs. But it will be worse than that.Replacing the war on drugs with a war on marijuana tax cheats will mean gangs will continue to supply most of the market tax-free, including to teenagers with offers of harder drugs but the police will have less incentive to chase down what is now a grey market rather than a black market.Do not underestimate the entrepreneurial ingenuity of criminals. Some UN bureaucrats had a cunning plan; occasionally hold a lawful sale of previously confiscated ivory to collapse the price of poached ivory and drive the poachers out of business.Elephant poaching soared because criminals worked out that they could pass off their illegal ivory as legally acquired and sell it to people who otherwise would not buy it, much less show it off to their friends because it was illegally obtained. A large market in counterfeit legal ivory developed in China and other places off the back of an earnest attempt to collapse the price of illegal ivory.I’m a recovering libertarian. I support decriminalisation because if adults want to get high, more fool them as long as they do not harm others. But I know that argument will never sell at a referendum.The reason dope-smoking-on-Saturday-night successful middle-class parents oppose decriminalisation is that when they are feuding with their kids over bad grades, they still want to tell them that marijuana is illegal. They want that argument in their back pocket because they know that, unlike themselves, more than a few mates drifted off into a cloud of dope at university and failed.They want every possible persuasive tactic available to them to stop their kids going the same way.The best argument for decriminalisation that will work at a referendum is that it pushes gangs out of the supply chain so kids will not be offered samples of harder drugs. That pragmatic argument and better-quality control could win a majority.Right now, the maximum penalty is three months for possession of marijuana. Three were sent to prison last year for possession of marijuana as their lead offence for their sentencing. Another 15 were sent to prison for possession of harder drugs, which carries a maximum of six months. A good guess is most were gang members on the receiving end of well-deserved police harassment.As the illegal trade is offering samples of harder drugs and supplying teenagers, the rationale for suppressing the illegal trade is stronger. Penalties for illegal supply and even marijuana possession through an illegal supplier might have to increase after legalisation.Colorado quickly found it had to regulate marijuana packaging strictly because little kids thought edible marijuana was a lolly and ended up at the emergency department.If advocates of legalisation want a legal market that drives the gangs out of marijuana supply, the Greens and others on the Left will have to swallow a big dead rat and embrace capitalism.Big Marijuana might end up developing an app that ensures that adults and only adults buy marijuana delivered by Uber Eats. Marijuana legalisation will be full of the unexpected.* Jim Rose blogs at Utopiayouarestandinginit.comhttps://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/111279052/is-drug-legalisation-worse-than-the-status-quoKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

British Virgin Islands to grant Taiwan visa-free entry

first_imgPhoto credit: roc-taiwan.orgTAIPEI, Taiwan (CNA) — The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be the 125th country or region to grant visa-free entry or landing visas to Taiwan passport holders, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Taipei said on Wednesday. The details and when the privilege will take effect, however, will be announced after negotiations with the BVI government, the MOFA said in a press statement. The statement noted that the visa-waiver program will follow the one adopted by the British government in March 2009. The BVI is the sixth British overseas territory — after Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks and Caicos, St Helena, and Falkland Islands — to establish such an agreement with Taiwan, it said. The visa-free entry scheme should boost bilateral ties, increase cultural exchanges and encourage tourism, it added. Although the BVI consists of a small population of 25,000, its tourism and financial service industries have made it one of the most thriving economic areas in the Caribbean, according to the MOFA. By Nancy LiuCaribbean News Now Share Share Share NewsRegional British Virgin Islands to grant Taiwan visa-free entry by: – January 5, 2012center_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday June 01, 2012

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! ** Tourism Awareness Month 2012 Climax***The Discover Dominica Authority, Ministry of Tourism and the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association culminated a successful Tourism Awareness Month in May. From all reports the activties undertaken throughout the month were very well excuted; and would therefore like to extend a heart –felt gratitude to the many sponsors for their invaluable contribution in making this year’s Tourism Awareness Month a major success. The intended purpose of the month of activities were to raise awareness, inform, educate, promote and entertain the general public on the role and importance of the tourism industry to the people and economy of Dominica. It is our hope that Tourism Awarnes Month 2013 will be even bigger and better.**Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole Festival 2012**From general public reports and Prime Minister Skerrit’s glowing media review a fantastic full jazz weekend happened! Patrons of all jazz events enjoyed the best music and ambience the Commonwealth of Dominica had to offer! The 3rd edition of Jazz n’ Creole gave patrons the chance of an extended full week-end offering Creole and Jazz at several venues across the island. Jazz ‘n Creole is a production of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) and the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and worked with several tourism entities to create more fringe benefits enjoyed by visitors and guests on the island.Events ran from Thursday through Sunday. DOMINICA’s Jazz n Creole has become a key event on the tourism’s office calendar of event and is meant to attract jazz lovers from our nearest neighbours in the French islands and our friends from the Caribbean islands. The crowd doubled and families young and old came together to enjoy the great ambience of the picturesque and magnificent looking Cabrits, Fort Shirley, reveling in the fun and thrill of vibrant jazz music. From all reports the enchantment of Creole and Jazz fusion music went down like local honey this 2012 and the experience of top class musicians over the four days of events will be a heart memory. See you in 2013!**Access Strategy Plan for Dominica**Mr. Ian Bertand, air access consultant and his team conducted part two of the Access Strategy Plan for Dominica at the Fort Young Hotel on May 29th.The working session inlcluded particpation from the Discover Dominica Authority staff and other key private sector stakeholders. Having agreed to an overall approach, this session sought to finalize the marketing strategies which needed to be employed to support the overall objective of increasing visitor revenues to EC$350 million by 2015 and getting visitor numbers back to 2007 figures.This session particularly focused on the air access issues and what the Dominica needs to do from a marketing standpoint in partnership with other destinations as well as to attract airlines. Dominica to be promoted at a Mall Exhibition in MartiniqueDiscover Dominica Authority will promote visits to Dominica at the La Galleria Mall in Martinique from June 7 – 9, 2012. The mall exhibition is being organized to encourage more visitors from Martinique to travel to Dominica for summer vacation. Participating hotels at the mall exhibition are Fort Young Hotel, La Flamboyant Hotel, Anchorage Hotel and Sunset Bay Club. **Discover Dominica Authority launches Staycation 2012**Ten tourism companies will participate in Staycation 2012. Fort Young Hotel, Hibiscus Valley Inn, Anchorage Hotel, Comfortel de Champ, Rosalie Beach Resort, Seacliff Cottages, Comfort Cottages, Picard Beach Cottages, Portsmouth Hotel and Rejens Hotel will offer special rates to Dominican residents from June 1 – September 30. Rainforest Riding which offers horseback riding will also offer special rates to locals. The Staycation programme is geared at increasing local hotel occupancy during what is traditionally the slow period, by encouraging locals to get to know Dominica and patronize local tourism service providers. **Dominica to be featured in 2013 edition of French guidebook**Dominica will be featured in the 2013 edition of the French guidebook le Petit Futé. Petit Futé journalist Johann Chabert visited Dominica from May 24 – 31 to obtain information which will be used to update the Dominica segment of the guidebook. While in Dominica, Mr. Chabert visited a number of properties which will be featured in the guide book as well as various sites and attractions. He also attended the Jazz ‘n Creole festival and hiked segment one of the Waitukubuli National Trail. **Discover Dominica Authority host US journalist**Discover Dominica Authority hosted journalist Brooke Morton from May 20-26, 2012. Brooke was on assignment for the US publication Destination Weddings & Honeymoon. This was an opportunity for Dominica to be featured as a Weddings & Honeymoon destination to the 100,000 readers and 639,000 monthly page viewers. Visits were made to wedding locations throughout the island which would provide visitors of the possible wedding options on the island for their destination weddings.With the new amended Marriage Act which now allows visitors to be married on the island in 24hrs, the process is now hassle free and allows persons to obtain their marriage license even on a weekend. This will assist the visitors in choosing the destination of choice without having too many concerns on the process involved.Brooke also writes for other publications such as Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Islands and Caribbean Travel & Life magazines. This advantage allows for the destination to be featured in a variety of publications, increasing the awareness of the island and the value of the trip. While on island Brooke also got the opportunity to dive, whale watch and hike.Press Release Share Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday June 01, 2012 by: – June 8, 2012 24 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

August 1, 2017 Police Blotter

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Bournemouth sign former Inter Milan midfielder Alessandro Cannataro

first_img He will join the club’s under-21 squad after spending the past two weeks on trial, during which he featured in three games. The former Inter Milan midfielder, who also had a trial with Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester, will join fellow recent signings Filippo Costa, also of Italy, and Argentine Tomas Andrade in the under-21s. Bournemouth have signed Italy youth international Alessandro Cannataro on a one-year contract, subject to international clearance. “The way of playing and of training (in England) would be perfect for me,” Cannataro said last month. “They always give 100 per cent, always concentrated and give their best in every match. This is what suits me best.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sports getting underway in the 2015 fall semester

first_imgIn just over a month, the fall athletic season will be ramping up.Find out which teams will look to build on last season’s successes, and which teams are looking to turn it around and get back to winning ways in 2015.Football Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldLast season, Wisconsin started 3-2 before rattling off seven-straight wins to win the Big Ten West Division and advance to the Big Ten Championship game. Despite a loss to Ohio State in the championship game, the Badgers fought through the departure of head coach Gary Andersen to win the Outback Bowl against Auburn with former head coach and current Athletics Director Barry Alvarez filling in as head coach.UW football coach Gary Andersen leaving for Oregon StateWisconsin football head coach Gary Andersen will be leaving the team for a head coaching position at Oregon State University, Read…With Andersen’s abrupt exit from Madison for Oregon State, the Badgers hired former University of Wisconsin player and coach Paul Chryst to be the 30th coach in program history.It’s official: Chryst hired as new Wisconsin head coachIt’s official: Paul Chryst will be coming back to the Wisconsin football team as its head coach. Chryst — a Read…In 2015, the Badgers start with one of college football’s powerhouses when they face head coach Nick Saban and Alabama at AT&T Stadium in Texas. After that, Wisconsin shouldn’t face a challenge until they open Big Ten play with back-to-back games against Iowa and Nebraska.Fifth-year senior Joel Stave will once again command the UW offense while junior running back Corey Clement has big shoes to fill after Heisman finalist and first round draft pick Melvin Gordon left for the NFL. With Chryst calling the plays, expect Wisconsin to stick to its traditional ground-and-pound offense with play-action passes that burn opposing defenses.For the Wisconsin defense, the Badgers return a plethora of starters from the 2014 squad that ranked in the top three in the Big Ten in most defensive categories. Fifth-year senior safety Michael Caputo was a second-team All-American last season while former quarterback-turned-safety Tanner McEvoy and cornerbacks Darius Hilary and Sojourn Shelton should anchor the Wisconsin secondary on defense.This season, riding behind Clement and the defense, Wisconsin should once again compete for a Big Ten West Division title and another shot at the Big Ten Championship game.Badgers punch ticket to Big Ten championship game with defeat of MinnesotaFor the third time in four years, the University of Wisconsin football team will head to Indianapolis for the Big Read…Men’s basketballThe Wisconsin men’s basketball team is coming off its best two seasons in program history. After a somewhat of a surprise trip to the Final Four in 2014, the Badgers marched their way back to the Final Four after winning the Big Ten regular season championship and the Big Ten tournament. For the first time in program history, UW earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and defeated Coastal Carolina, Oregon, North Carolina and Arizona to make it to the national semifinals in Indianapolis in 2015.Thirty-eight and no: Wisconsin moves on to national championship game with stunning win over undefeated KentuckyINDIANAPOLIS – The Wisconsin men’s basketball team was able to do something no other team has done all season. No Read…Perhaps the biggest win in program history came at the Final Four when Wisconsin knocked off then 38-0 Kentucky, ending their season, while sending the Badgers to the national championship game for the first time since 1941. Despite a loss to Duke in the national championship game, the Badgers finished the season an impressive 36-4 overall record and a 16-2 mark in Big Ten play.Wisconsin was led by consensus National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky and second-team all-Big Ten selection Sam Dekker. Both made history when they became the first UW duo to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft.But this summer has brought about one significant change to the Wisconsin basketball program as longtime head coach Bo Ryan announced this upcoming season will be his final one. Ryan is Wisconsin’s all-time winningest coach with a 357-125 record at UW and has amassed more than 700 wins in his 30-plus years as a college basketball head coach.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan to retire after 2015-16 seasonAfter 14 seasons of serving as the head coach for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, Bo Ryan has decided his Read…Ryan’s last season in Madison won’t be an easy one, however, as Wisconsin will have to replace its two star players in Kaminsky and Dekker along with Traevon Jackson, Josh Gasser and Duje Dukan.Junior forward Nigel Hayes and junior guard Bronson Koenig will carry the load for Wisconsin this season and both could find themselves on the All-Big Ten first-team should they continue to improve. Freshman Ethan Happ vastly improved during his redshirt season and could be an emerging star at forward. Incoming freshman Brevin Pritzl should compete for playing time at guard with redshirt sophomore Jordan Hill and redshirt junior Zak Showalter, who all will play alongside Koenig in the backcourt.Women’s basketball Jason Chan/The Badger HeraldThe struggles for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team under head coach Bobbie Kelsey continued last season. Over the last four seasons, the Badgers haven’t won more than 12 games in a season and went just 9-20 in 2014-15 with a 5-13 Big Ten record. In three out of the past four seasons, Wisconsin has finished 11th in the conference.But Kelsey is back for another season and she, along with the rest of her team, have their sights set on higher aspirations for this upcoming season. They’ll be helped along by senior guard Nicole Bauman who averaged a team-high 15.3 points per game last season while shooting an outstanding 48.8 percent from 3-point range – ranking second in the country.Women’s basketball: Bauman breaks into leading roleThe Kohl Center is where it all started for Nicole Bauman. From her sophomore season in high school until the Read…Wisconsin also gets back a first-team All-Big Ten selection in Michala Johnson who took a medical redshirt last season after tearing her ACL in December. Despite being drafted in the WNBA draft by the New York Liberty, Johnson was granted a sixth year of eligibility and decided to return to Madison. In her last full season in 2013-14, Johnson averaged 16.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Senior guard Tessa Cichy will be a key player for the Badgers once again this season as well alongside Bauman and Johnson.Volleyball Jenna Freeman/The Badger HeraldAn often overlooked UW athletics team, the Wisconsin women’s volleyball team consistently puts out title seasons. In 2013 they reached the national title game as the 12th-overall seed, before falling to Penn State. They then followed it up with another spectacular season in 2014.The Badgers finished regular season play strong with an impressive 19-game winning streak accompanied by their first Big Ten title since 2001 while ascending to No. 2 in the rankings.In the NCAA tournament, the Badgers won a thrilling five-set match over fellow Big Ten foe Ohio State in the Sweet 16 before falling to Penn State in the Elite Eight. After all was said and done, Wisconsin finished the season with a 30-3 overall record and an 18-1 Big Ten mark.Badger volleyball honored with numerous Big Ten AwardsThe Wisconsin volleyball team’s regular season success translated into several individual postseason awards, which were announced Tuesday morning. Sophomore setter Read…While they lost some key seniors from last year’s squad, the Badgers still return plenty of firepower and that starts with All-American and former Gatorade High School Player of the Year Lauren Carlini. The junior setter won the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award in 2013 and followed it up by winning Big Ten Player of the Year last season. Carlini is joined by sophomore outside hitter Kelli Bates who came onto the scene in a big way as a freshman in 2014. Bates averaged 2.85 kills per set and was named to the all-Big Ten freshman team.Wisconsin has turned out another top-tier recruiting class as well, which ranks in the top four in the country, according to PrepVolleyball.com. Six incoming freshman are ranked in the top 100 with two of those falling in the top 10.Women’s Soccer Herald File PhotoMaybe one of the best athletes at Wisconsin is found on the Wisconsin women’s soccer team. Rose Lavelle, a junior midfielder, is not only making an impact for the Badgers, but for the United States. Lavelle will be bringing national experience and talent back to Madison this season where she hopes to guide the Wisconsin women’s soccer team to an even better finish than last season.In 2014, the Badgers went 19-3-2 and 9-2-2 in Big Ten play. Their crowning moment was winning the Big Ten Tournament in double overtime on a corner kick from junior Kinley McNicoll. It was Wisconsin’s first Big Ten title since 2005 gave them a program record 18 wins in the season.McNicoll, who also played internationally for Canada, joins Lavelle again to form a formidable duo on the pitch for UW. While they lost some valuable seniors from last year’s unit, the 2015 women’s soccer team will be looking to provide even more firepower and an even better finish to the upcoming season.Badgers’ McNicoll, Lavelle transfer international experience back to Madison While most soccer fans spent the first half of the summer rooting for their favorite country in the FIFA World Read…Men’s soccer To say that the Wisconsin men’s soccer team was young last season would be an understatement. Head coach John Trask went through some growing pains with 12 true freshman on the 2014 squad that finished just 3-12-3 and 0-7-1 in Big Ten play. But, the team showed some signs of growth throughout the season, with three of their seven Big Ten losses coming in overtime including a heartbreaking double overtime loss to No. 12 Penn State toward the end of the season.Men’s soccer student section bolsters game atmosphere The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team took matters into its own hands to try to better engage with student Read…Despite the team’s struggles, a trio of freshman made their mark on the team and across the conference. Tom Barlow, Mark Segbers and Mike Catalano all landed on the all-Big Ten Freshman team. Wisconsin’s three selections to the team were the most of any school in the Big Ten. During the season, Segbers and Barlow teamed up to score 10 of Wisconsin’s 20 goals. All three players were also ranked among the top 100 freshmen in the country by Top Drawer Soccer. A promising underclassmen group of players will be joined by senior midfielder Drew Conner who Top Drawer Soccer ranked as the 73rd-best player in Division I soccer. Conner led the Badgers in minutes last season with 1,608 and scored two goals.With a mix of experience and talented youth, the future could be bright this season for this men’s soccer team that is hoping to improve upon a difficult 2014 season.last_img read more

Orange seek 1st win over ranked opponent since 2015

first_img Published on October 3, 2018 at 11:13 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Comments One day after losing 3-0 to No. 3 BYU, Syracuse led No. 10 Southern California, 2-0.In the third set, Syracuse fell behind 6-1 early and couldn’t recover. In the fourth, USC’s 15-4 lead proved insurmountable. And in the fifth, the Orange couldn’t flip the momentum and lost, 15-13. The next day, SU lost to their third ranked opponent in as many days, a 3-1 decision to No. 25 Marquette.“We were right there with those teams, it wasn’t like they destroyed us,” senior middle blocker Santita Ebangwese said. “We were making them nervous.”Less than a month later, the Orange (8-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) find themselves off to their best ACC start in program history, and enter this weekend as one of three undefeated teams in the conference.On Friday, Syracuse matches up with No. 8 Pittsburgh (15-0, 4-0), a team they haven’t beaten since 2015. If the Orange are to upset their first ranked opponent since that same season, they will have to finish, something they’ve failed to do against top 25 teams this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Pittsburgh will definitely come in with high confidence,” associate head coach Erin Little said. “For us to be able to match that, knowing the opponents that we faced and how we played against those will only help us here.”Pittsburgh, one of two undefeated teams in the country, currently hold their highest ranking in program history. The Panthers enter Friday’s matchup winners of their last 13 ACC matches, dating back to last season.Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorThrough 12 matches in 2018, Syracuse has dominated the net defensively, posting a conference-best 2.8 blocks per game, but will have to defend against Pittsburgh’s front row, which tallies 14.4 kills per set, first in the ACC.The keys for Syracuse are to serve aggressively, contain the balanced Pitt offense and be smart in how they set up their blocks, Little said.“It goes back to the saying ‘Defense wins games,’” senior Amber Witherspoon said. “It’s good for them to be a good offensive team, but we’re going to try to come back with our defense and our blocks.”Even if the Orange aren’t able to get the block, Ebangwese said, a strong game at the net allows Syracuse to set up their offense.The return of redshirt senior Christina Oyawale has helped SU’s presence at the net. After an ankle injury forced her to miss seven matches, she returned in a Sept. 23 win over Clemson and finished second on the team with three blocks.“(Oyawale) puts up a nice block,” Ebangwese said, “and she also deters some hitting outside, like bouncing balls and helping with the momentum.”Facing a team that’s 35-5 at home since 2016, the Orange need to create their own momentum to eliminate Pitt’s home court advantage.“We’re used to that (road) type of atmosphere … we’re used to being cheered against,” Witherspoon said. “We honestly thrive off of that. It’s like, ‘We’ll show you who we are … you’re going to know our name.’”Despite their historic start, Syracuse knows that they have to clean up parts of their game, or as Ebangwese puts it, “dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s,” in order to continue their run.“Some things we were able to get away with against Wake Forest,” she said, “we won’t be able to get away with against Pitt.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Home-based Eagles to Earn $400,000 as CHAN 2018 Runner-up Prize

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially released the cash entitlements of all teams that participated at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, with second-placed Nigeria to earn the sum of $400,000 and not $750,000 as widely touted.The figure is the same amount paid out to the runner-up of the last edition of the competition in Rwanda. It was initially expected that CAF was going to upgrade the prize money of CHAN 2018 to reflect the new sponsor just the way the winner of AFCON 2017, Cameroon was paid upgraded to $4million instead of the previous $1.5million.NFF President Amaju Pinnick, who is also a member of both the CAF Executive Committee and the CAF Emergency Committee, made the clarifications wednesday barely 24 hours after the Home-based Eagles arrived the country from Morocco with the runner-up trophy.“Official figures have now shown that hosts and champions Morocco will pocket the sum of $750,000, with silver medallists Nigeria to earn $400,000 and semi finalists Sudan (eventual bronze medallists) and Libya to pocket the sum of $250,000 each.“The four teams that crashed out at the quarter final stage, viz Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Congo will each be $175,000 richer, while the third placed teams in each of the four preliminary groups will get $125,000 each.“The fourth-placed teams in each of the four groups will smile to the bank with $100,000.“CAF has spread the monies in such a way that each of the 16 participating teams at the finals would benefit. No team has received its share yet, but once the finance and audit people conclude their work in a number of weeks, the teams would be paid,” Pinnick told the NFF website.Super Eagles’ players and officials, who have been promised 30 per cent of the bonus by the NFF will be smiling to the bank in a few weeks’ time when they get the cash from CAF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Long live the DraftKings of Europe

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 DraftKings recently became one of the first DFS operators to secure a Maltese Controlled Skill Gaming licence. Jeffrey Haas, DraftKingsIt didn’t take long for the company to reveal its European plans for 2017 either with a German launch planned for Q1. The operator entered the UK space around a year ago and the mega merger with FanDuel is expected to be fully done and dusted midway through this year. For now expansion in Europe is on the cards is the talk of the town.DraftKings’ Chief International Officer Jeffrey Haas was appointed to lead the DFS operator’s European expansion which began in the UK last year. The former Poker Stars and bwin.party man spoke to Totally Gaming this week about their ambitions for 2017.On why the company opted to start with Germany Haas said: “Football is obviously part of the DNA in Germany. We know this, as there are already millions of season long fantasy football players on popular platforms owned by sports leagues and media companies. Even the Bundesliga launched their own manager games product this season, for the first time.“That said, while Germany has a very strong sports culture with football at its core, American sports including the NFL and NBA are also extremely popular.”DraftKings offers a greater range of sports than the majority of DFS B2C operators. It has also fared better in the UK to date than many may have expected. Haas notes that there has been a 20% month on month growth in the first nine months of operation, and this has been achieved without excessive marketing campaigns.The operator established some club partnerships early on but it’s been nothing like the all out assault on TV screens and at sporting events that was seen in the DraftKings FanDuel war in the States in 2015. When discussing the future of DFS many point to Latin America as a region in which it could be hugely successful. When asked whether DraftKings may move into this territory, Haas stated: “We already see DFS growing in Brazil with Escala11, and in Mexico with ChalkDFS.“Both seem to be doing a great job of creating awareness and excitement in our category. We will get to LATAM in time, but literally have a world of opportunity to choose from. Right now, we are focused on bringing our games to Europe. It’s an exciting time to be in our space, and I love the competition! It’s great for consumers to have so much choice, and good for us as it puts pressure on us to both excel and continue innovating.” Sharelast_img read more

#Donkomi: Algerians Yacine Brahimi and Mehdi Abeid join new clubs

first_imgAlgerian forward Yacine Brahimi has joined the Qatari club Al Rayyan while Mehdi Abeid signed for Nantes in France, with both having three-year deals.The pair were free agents, Brahimi’s contract with Portugual’s Porto ended as did Abeid’s at French club Dijon.Abeid, who is 26, played in all three of the Fennecs group games in Egypt but did not feature in the knockout phase.Brahimi, 29, made two appearances for Algeria at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, including one as a substitute as they beat Senegal 1-0 in the final.He took to social media to pay tribute to Porto, where he played 148 games scoring 39 goals, and the club’s fans“To my Portista family, you will stay forever in my heart,” he posted on social media.“In Porto, I spent five unforgettable years of my life with my family. Here I discovered a city full of life and extraordinary people.“A big thank you to all the supporters who warmly welcomed me on my arrival and always honoured and supported me, you are great.“I would also like to thank the President, my coaches, the technical staff and my teammates. I wish with all my heart a lot of success and many more titles for FC Porto.”During his time at Porto he was voted the 2014 BBC African Footballer of the Year. Source: BBClast_img read more

Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal: Relentless Magpies downed by Giroud double

first_imgOlivier Giroud scored two goals in four minutes as Arsenal beat Newcastle to continue their pursuit of second-placed Manchester City.After City beat West Brom, the Gunners kept a point behind their rivals with a sixth successive win but they hung on as Newcastle improved after half-time.Giroud poked in from Santi Cazorla’s free-kick before heading in a corner.Moussa Sissoko’s finish sparked a response but Arsenal held on after David Ospina saved Remy Cabella’s shot.Key notes:* Arsenal hold on for sixth consecutive league win* Gunners remain one point behind Man City* Olivier Giroud scores ninth goal in nine games* Newcastle 10 points above relegation zone –last_img read more

Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Pickups: Isaiah Crowell, LeSean McCoy injuries make Elijah McGuire, Chris Ivory top ‘adds’

first_imgIt never fails — every season, things get weird in the fantasy playoffs. 2018’s opening round didn’t disappoint, with a load of vultured touchdowns, wacky plays, and, of course, injuries. The former shouldn’t influence your roster moves too much this week (outside of late-week free agent adds), but the latter has a big effect on the top Week 15 fantasy waiver wire pickups. Both LeSean McCoy and Isaiah Crowell exited the Jets-Bills game early, paving the way for handcuffs Chris Ivory and Elijah McGuire to provide fantasy football owners with start ’em, sit ’em decisions in the semifinals they never expected to have to make. (Much like fantasy owners never expected to care about Justin Jackson, who’s only relevant because of a late-game injury to Austin Ekeler…who only matters because of a Melvin Gordon injury.)There aren’t a ton of “game-changers” like last week on our full free agent list, but there are some interesting TE and D/ST streamers, as well as a few bench RB and WR options who could come in handy if you find yourself in a late-week bind like Odell Beckham Jr. owners were in this week. The potential defense pickups are especially important, as this isn’t a particularly strong week at the position. Those streamers can be found at the end of this list. If you’re worried about weather or just someone with way too much time on your hands, you can check out our Week 15 kicker rankings. WEEK 15 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsVernon Davis, TE, Redskins. Jordan Reed suffered a foot injury against the Giants, and it’s possible he will miss time. Davis will be the new top TE in Washington, and he had four catches for 31 yards against the Giants. He should have a chance to produce against a mediocre Jaguars defense that has struggled against TEs in the recent weeks. The only concern is whether Josh Johnson will be able to continue playing at a solid level, as he did in relief of Mark Sanchez. But either way, Davis should still soak up some targets.For more waiver /free agent options, including QB, WR, TE, and D/ST streamers, check out our full Week 15 list. MORE: Full Week 15 waiver wire list | RB handcuff chartAt this point in the season, there’s little point in saving your waiver claims. Sure, something big might happen next week, but if you’re smart and planning ahead, you should be prepared either way (i.e. have your starting RBs handcuffed). Whether you actually need McGuire or Ivory (or possibly Jackson, who’s available in 45 percent of Yahoo leagues) or you just want to keep them off someone else’s team, you might as well grab them and add to your depth. Week 15 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 15Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Chris Ivory, RB, Bills. Ivory took over in Week 14 after LeSean McCoy exited early due to a hamstring injury. The veteran backup managed 42 yards on 12 carries, ceding some running work to WR Isaiah McKenzie (four carries, 22 yards, TD) and Marcus Murphy (4-10). If McCoy is out next week — a likely scenario — Ivory would handle the bulk of the carries against a decent-but-vulnerable Lions run defense. He’s performed well as a fill-in this year, totaling 107 yards on 19 touches in Week 11 and 126 yards on 23 touches in Week 3. A Week 16 matchup against New England isn’t as appealing, but Ivory would be in play as a potential RB2/high-end FLEX in the fantasy semifinals.WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endElijah McGuire, RB, Jets. Isaiah Crowell was “questionable” leading up to Week 14 because of an ailing toe, and he didn’t get more than two carries in Sunday’s game against the Bills before aggravating the injury. McGuire took over as New York’s primary back, rushing 17 times for 60 yards and a score while adding another 23 yards on three receptions. It seems unlikely Crowell will be ready for next Saturday’s game against the Texans, putting McGuire in prime position to pay off as a low-end RB2/high-end FLEX, especially in PPR leagues. Trenton Cannon, who vultured a four-yard score on one of his five carries last week, will also be involved, but McGuire noticeably dominated touches and targets against the Bills. The Jets have another decent matchup in Week 16 (vs. GB), so McGuire could have multi-week value.MORE WEEK 15: Full waiver list  Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs. Don’t be confused — Spencer Ware is still the lead back for the Chiefs. He had 20 touches and 129 total yards in Week 14 against the Ravens, but it was Williams who scored two TDs — one on the ground, one through the air. For the game, Williams had eight carries for 14 yards and 24 yards on five receptions (six targets). You obviously can’t count on the scores every week, but it’s clear Williams is a legitimate part of the Chiefs offense. He could produce in PPR leagues next Thursday against the Chargers and in Week 16 against Seattle, but either way, he’s a must-have handcuff.DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Broncos. Hamilton, a rookie out of Penn State, took advantage of Emmanuel Sanders’ injury in Week 14 after struggling to stay healthy early in the season. He tied for the team-lead with nine targets and converted them into seven catches for 47 yards and a TD. Hamilton should continue to see a volume of opportunities and has inside-outside versatility. With two great matchups on tap with the Browns and Raiders in the last two weeks of the season, Hamilton is worth a flier as a potential FLEX, though it’s tough to say if there’s much difference between him and fellow rookie Tim Patrick (6-64, eight targets).last_img read more

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell will try to overcome slow start

first_imgThe images looked comical as the 7-foot-1 Timofey Mozogv has taken 3-pointers at the end of recent practices. But with Lakers coach Luke Walton hoping to incorporate Golden State’s philosophies on the increased use of the 3-point shot, why not?“I need to work on everything,” Mozgov said. “You have to improve your game. Maybe one day they’ll let you shoot.”Apparently, that day has already happened. Mozgov insisted Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw has “a special play for me.” Laughter quickly erupted.“It’s no joke,” Mozgov said. “I’m serious.”So will he take a 3-pointer in a game?“If I’m going to be on the court with the ball, of course I’m going to shoot,” Mozgov said. “I have to. It’s not like I’ll run to the 3-point line and shoot. We have a lot of shooters. We have a lot of work to do. We’re not just shooting 3s.” EL SEGUNDO >> This could have marked the time where D’Angelo Russell would put on a show perhaps as captivating as his summer league play. Maybe he would make another game-winning 3-pointer. Maybe he would throw out enough nifty passes to fill a highlight reel. Maybe he would carry those positive vibes he has felt for Lakers coach Luke Walton and show how that will lift his game.Instead, Russell opened exhibition play against Sacramento on Tuesday collecting nearly as many fouls (three) as points (four) and logging more turnovers (five) than assists (three). The Lakers only beat the Kings, 103-84 because the reserves chipped away at a 13-point half-time deficit.“It was average,” Russell said of his play. “I didn’t have that pace and pep in my step. But it’s all new.”So with the Lakers (1-0) continuing their exhibition schedule against the Denver Nuggets (1-0) on Friday at Staples Center, Russell vowed for a much better encore. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “It only gets better. The only way we can go is forward,” Russell said. “With the new coaching staff and offense, everything is still new. No matter how times we’ve gone over it, going against different defenders, teams and reads, it’s all new.”Everything seemed even more new to rookie forward Brandon Ingram, whose two points and 0-of-5 clip overshadowed his two rebounds, two blocks and one steal.After experiencing mixed performances and evolving roles his rookie season last year, Russell predicted Ingram’s hiccups will not last long.“It only gets easier,” Russell said. “The more he starts to trust the system and relaxes, I feel like it’ll be easier. He’s going to realize where he can get his shots and what he can get away with this in this league.”Expanding his boundarieslast_img read more

Drew Brees awarded more than $6M in diamond-fraud lawsuit

first_imgMoradi denied the allegations in court. He and Brees had a 15-year business relationship. Attorney Andrew Kim, who co-represented the Breeses, expressed support for the jury’s decision.  Related News A jury has awarded New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife $6.13 million in a lawsuit claiming a San Diego-area jeweler sold them overpriced diamonds.Brees and his wife, Brittany, had sued Vihad Moradi of CJ Charles Jewelers in La Jolla, California, claiming he misled them about the value of $15 million in diamonds they purchased as an investment. Saints offering $18M per year, Michael Thomas wants $22M, report sayscenter_img Colts owner Jim Irsay spends record $3.975M on Pink Floyd guitar “It was our position that Mr. Moradi breached his fiduciary duty, and that’s essentially what the jury said,” Kim said (via the San Diego Union-Tribune). “They saw Mr. Moradi for exactly what he is: a grifter and a confidence man.”Brees played for the San Diego Chargers from 2001 through 2004 before signing as a free agent with the Saints.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings: May 19 – May 26, 2014

first_imgThe Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings into the Sumner County jail for May 19 to May 26, 2014 are as follows:  Rayburn, Bobbie L.61Perth, Ks.2022 E. 16th, Wellington Ks.WPDCity of Derby Warrant (F.T.A.)5/20/14 Baker, Jason W.34Wellington, Ks.274 W. Dexter, Wellington Ks.WPDCriminal Damage to Property5/24/14 Stangl, Christopher38Wellington, Ks.501 N. Washington, Wellington KS.SUSOProbation Violation5/19/14 Hicks, Billy J59Levelland, TX600 S Washington Wellington, KSSUSOCriminal Trespass5/22/14 Banister, Nathan T.52Wellington, Ks.501 N. Washington, Wellington KS.SUSOContempt (Child Support)5/20/14 Lea, Anbthony T.29Wellington, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUSOServe Sentence5/23/14 Swank, Paige19Wichita, Ks.1200 E US166 Gueda Springs KsSUSODriving while suspended and possession of opiate5/24/14 Rice, Shawn David30Adrian, MILenawee County Jail, Adrian, MISUSOProbation Violation; DWS; Fleeing or attempting to elude; Criminal deprivation of property; Stalking; Criminal Threat5/21/14 Brown, Dustin A26Wellington, Ks.1111 E Harvey Wellington, KSWPDDomestic Battery, Disorderly Conduct5/22/14 Wilson, Chelsi L.26Mayfield, Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUSOServing Sentence 48 Hours5/25/14 Dawson, Derek A.26Wellington, Ks.Lincoln  & WashingtonWPDDriving under the influence.5/25/14 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 5/19/2014 thru 5/26/2014 Gile, Brian35Derby, KsSGCO JailSUSOProbation Violation5/22/14 Washington, Michael W. Jr.38Wellington, Ks.1820 E. 16th, Wellington, KS.WPDSedgwick County warrant5/20/14 Hutton, Denise54Wichita, Ks.I-35, mp 33 Mulvane KsSUSODriving While Suspended5/19/14 Hughes, Rayshon T.27Wichita, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUSOServe Sentence 48 Hours5/23/14 Schulz, Charles D56Wellington, Ks.508 E Lincoln Wellington, KSWPDWarrant Arrest- Distribute Herion, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia5/21/14 Rayl, Thornton L47Wellington, Ks.703 E Lincoln, Wellington KSSUSOWarrant- PV5/22/14 Cornejo, Savannah M19Wellington, Ks.Dollar generalWPDTheft5/22/14 NameAgeAddressArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Golden, Austin L.18Augusta, Ks.Butler County  Detention FacilitySUSOProbation Violation5/23/14 Araujo, Previn J.42Wichita, Ks.Sedgwick County JailSUSOFailure to Appear5/23/14 Lippincott, Cabriel A.36Wellington, Ks.I-35. mp 21,KHPPedestrian Under the Influence5/24/14 Burnett, Jesse32Wellington, Ks.SGCO JailSUSOArrest and Detain5/22/14 Wood, Christopher, A33Wellington, Ks.B and 15th, Wellington KSWPDDriving While Suspended5/21/14 Pitcher, Robert24Tulsa OkI35 MPKHPDriving under the influence, Driving while suspended, No liability insurance5/23/14 Ledesma, J’Lynn23Wellington, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.WPDServing Sentence 48 Hours5/24/14 Williams, Denelious27Wichita, Ks.1200 E US166 Gueda Springs KsSUSOPossession of paraphernalia, Distribution of narcotics, No tax stamp5/24/14 Murry, Jonathan M.25Arkansas City, Ks.I-35, mp 16 Wellington, KsKHPDriving while suspended and No proof of Insurance5/25/14 McCulley, Jennine22Wellington, Ks.700 S Drury Road South Haven, KsSUSODomestic Battery.5/25/14last_img read more

Iowa farmers nearly complete corn, soybean planting

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to favorable weather, Iowa farmers have planted most of the corn crop and are nearing completion of soybean planting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that in the week ending Sunday, farmers had planted 96% of the expected corn crop, putting them nearly a month ahead of last year and almost three weeks ahead of the five-year average.Farmers had planted 86% of the soybean crop, also nearly a month ahead of last year and three weeks earlier than the average. They were helped by good weather that made for 4.3 days suitable for field work.last_img read more

House approves rules for Trump impeachment inquiry

first_imgThe possible impeachment of President Trump is gaining momentum in the US House.On Thursday, the House passed a Democratic resolution, which moves the impeachment process into a new phase, one that includes public hearings.The investigation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been conducted behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, where multiple government officials and witnesses have been called to testify.But the hearings will now be brought into the public eye after the result of Thursday’s House vote.The measure drafted by House Democrats lays out the ground rules for public hearings, provides procedures for the president and his counsel to respond to evidence, and sets out the process for considering articles of impeachment in the Judiciary Committee and the full House.Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry last month after news broke of a whistleblower complaint regarding a phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president.The complaint alleges that Trump abused his official powers “to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and the White House took steps to cover it up.President Trump confirmed the phone call but has adamantly denied any wrongdoing in the matter, slamming Democrats for creating another “Witch Hunt.”Shortly after the scandal went viral, the Trump administration released the unredacted, declassified transcript of the controversial conversation in which the Department of Justice concluded that he did not break the law.But US officials opted to move forward with the impeachment inquiry as it moves into a new phase as of Thursday.last_img read more

“Miracle Woman” Survives Six-Hour Cardiac Arrest

first_imgA British woman has made a full recovery, after her heart stopped beating for six hours due to severe hypothermia.Officials report that 34-year-old Audrey Schoeman got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees mountain range in Spain last month.Her husband, Rohan, called for help. He says, “I thought she was dead. I was trying to feel for a pulse… I couldn’t feel a breath, I couldn’t feel a heartbeat.”Schoeman was taken to a hospital, where Dr. Jordi Riera treated her. He says Schoeman’s situation is very rare, since the human brain typically suffers irreparable damage if the heart stops beating for five minutes.The doctor adds, “What happened to her is a consequence of the drop in body temperature.” Apparently, Schoeman survived because the extreme drop in body temperature that stopped her heart also slowed down her brain metabolism. That allowed her heart to cope more effectively with the lack of oxygen.Schoeman’s body temperature had dropped to 64.4 Fahrenheit, as opposed to the normal 97.7-99.5 Fahrenheit range. Riera and his medical team used an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine in order to keep her alive.ECMO replaces the heart and lung functions. That allowed the doctors to oxygenate Schoeman’s blood and pump it around the body.Riera says Schoeman’s body slowly warmed up until her heart started beating again after six hours.“She woke up and asked: ‘What am I doing here?’” Riera says.The woman suffered a slight loss of sensitivity in her hands, but should make a full recovery.Riera adds, “As a scientist I don’t like the word but it’s like a miracle.”According to Schoeman, “It’s like a miracle except I think it’s all because of the doctors. Probably this winter I won’t go to the mountains, but I hope that in spring we will be able to start hiking and trekking again. I don’t want this to take away that hobby from me.”last_img read more

The US officially raises the tobacco buying age to 21

first_imgAccording to the US Food and Drug Administration,  under the new bill, it will now be illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes — to anyone under 21 years of age.So far, a number of states have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, including Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.Checkout the full list of cities and towns who also have raised the age according to the nonprofit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed a new law that will amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.Donald Trump made the announcement via Twitter:last_img read more

Health Workers’ ‘Safe Haven’ Dedicated

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and United States Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac have dedicated a state-of-the-art 25-bed Ebola field hospital constructed in Charlesville, Margibi County, by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to provide care to healthcare workers, both international and Liberian, who may be infected with the Ebola virusKnown as the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU), the facility would be considered as a safe haven for healthcare workers in the country who are on the frontlines of the fight against Ebola. The construction of the field hospital was financed by the American Government and implemented jointly by the U.S. military and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).The dedication ceremony of the facility was held in Charlesville, near the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County last Wednesday, November 5, 2015. The MMU, which is primarily for healthcare workers as well as the 4,000 U.S troops expected to be deployed in the country, is in addition to 17 Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) that are under construction across the country as a result of the U.S. intervention in Liberia.The facility is being staffed by a team of specialized officers from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, which is playing an integral role in the overall US government response. The USPHS Commissioned Corps is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joined U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac to dedicate the newly constructed 25-bed field hospital to be used solely for the treatment of healthcare workers who may become infected by the Ebola virus disease.Speaking during the ceremony, President Sirleaf said the hospital represents a major contribution in the fight against the virus in Liberia.  It also represents a true spirit of partnership between both governments.“This facility represents a major contribution to the country’s fight against the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease that has hit our country so hard. This represents a true spirit of partnership and leaves hope for a structure that will enable Liberians fare for themselves when the partners shall have left after Ebola.”She described the US government as a partner who recognizes and responds to the needs of the Liberian people and that the fruit of the partnership reaches out to the people it is meant to benefit.President Sirleaf lauded healthcare workers for their sacrificial services to the country and its people by confronting a disease they knew very little about.  She expressed happiness that those healthcare workers who may be infected can now receive quality care and treatment with a high hope of survival.She also lauded the American government and people for coming to the aid of Liberia at a time when international response to the Ebola crisis was at its lowest ebb.  She expressed the hope that the country is well on its way to beating back the further spread of the disease.The Liberian leader noted that Liberians themselves are the main force preventing the further spread of the deadly virus, due to their adherence to measures announced by the Government, and for supporting all the measures meant to tackle the further spread of the disease.Ambassador Malac, said the current role of the U.S. Government in Liberia’s fight against Ebola, including the construction of the treatment facility, is a symbol of the strong U.S.-Liberia relations and partnership.“The U.S. is proud to be supporting Liberia and it is expected that our support will go further than the emergency period and interventions. I am glad that healthcare workers who may fall sick to Ebola can now get quality treatment right here in Liberia,” the Ambassador emphasized.She indicated that Liberia had made progress and will continue to make progress in the fight against Ebola until the virus is finally eradicated from the country. She thanked the AFL and Liberians in general for their cooperation with the U.S. and other partners working in Liberia.Since the outbreak of the virus, health workers have been the hardest hit with over 70 falling prey to the disease. These include Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurses. The construction of this facility, though it may be considered belated, will serve as a ‘safe haven,’ for these health workers who are still on the frontlines and dedicating their lives to the service of humanity.Providing an overview of the facility, the Acting U.S.  Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson, noted that the MMU is multifunctional and was reconfigured to meet the mission requirements specific to infectious disease treatment in Liberia.“Although this is a clinical care unit, not usually intended for an infectious pathogen, the DoD and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps worked in partnership to reconfigure the facility to function as an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).“In addition, experts from Medecin Sans Frontieres (MSF) were consulted on the reconfiguration, illuminating the multi-sector approach in support of the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia and the United States Agency for International Development Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, which is overseeing the overall U.S.  Ebola response in the region,” he said.Admiral Giberson said seventy officers, with diverse clinical and public health backgrounds, will bring safety and security to the brave men and women who are serving as frontlines heroes, and continue efforts of USAID, DoD, the government of Liberia and international partners to build capacity for additional care in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cal slips by Oregon

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – Ryan Anderson converted a three-point play with 1:01 remaining and California ended a six-game losing streak by beating slumping No. 15 Oregon 63-61 Thursday night. The Golden Bears (13-12, 5-8 Pac-10) held Oregon (20-6, 8-6) scoreless for the final 4:31 of the game, including misses by Bryce Taylor and Chamberlain Oguchi in the final seconds. David Teague scored a career-high 32 points to help the Boilermakers end a five-game losing streak. center_img At Purdue 81, No. 24 Indiana 68 last_img read more

Pochettino hails Alli as Spurs break Chelsea curse

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Ending their long wait for a win at their London rivals is just the latest sign of the progress made under Pochettino.And it was even more impressive as they came from behind as a huge error from Hugo Lloris gifted Alvaro Morata the opening goal when the Tottenham goalkeeper misjudged a cross in the 30th minute.Christan Eriksen’s sublime long-range strike drew Tottenham level in first-half stoppage time.Alli took centre stage to end a barren run with two smart finishes in the 62nd and 66th minutes.Tottenham could even afford the luxury of doing the damage without Harry Kane, who made his return from a three-week layoff with ankle ligament damage 16 minutes from time.It was a sweet moment for Alli, who has endured criticism for some erratic performances this season.“He’s a great talent and I have no doubts about him. Young players need room to breath,” Pochettino said.“There’s pressure on their shoulders. But he has nothing to show to me or Tottenham.“It’s more about the expectation being so high. I’m so happy for him.”After a long run of poor results in away fixtures against their top four rivals, Tottenham finally proved they can win when the stakes are highest.Pochettino, yet to win a trophy with Tottenham, said: “After 28 years it is important to win here. It’s a happy day for everyone – fans, players. We feel very proud.”Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admitted Eriksen’s equaliser was a hammer blow after his side had dominated for much of the first half.“The goal at the end of the first half it wasn’t good for us and our confidence. We deserved to go in 2-0 up but football is this and Eriksen scored a fantastic goal,” he said.“Second half we tried to score again but Tottenham have been more clinical than us. In this season we are not so clinical and then we lost the game.”– Conte rues Chelsea flop –Antonio Conte watched his Chelsea side beaten 3-1 at home by Spurs Sunday but won’t concede the top four is beyond the Blues © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASFailing to qualify for the Champions League could trigger Conte’s departure at the end of the season after he spent much of the campaign feuding with the club’s hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans.But Conte wouldn’t concede Chelsea are out of the race for the top four.“For sure we lost a great chance today to reduce the gap with Tottenham,” he said.“There are seven games to go and we have to do our best until the end. At the end of the season you finish in the position you deserve.” 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Eden Hazard vies with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli on Sunday © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Mauricio Pochettino saluted Dele Alli as Tottenham ended their 28-year wait to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a 3-1 victory on Sunday. Defeat for Chelsea shattered their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League as Tottenham opened up an eight-point lead over their closest challengers for fourth place.last_img read more

Investors turn back to stocks

first_img That leaves stocks. According to Kleintop, earnings per share for companies listed in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index have risen 46 percent since 2001 and dividends per share are up 39 percent. Yet a stock’s value, measured by comparing its price to potential earnings, has declined. In 2001, stocks were priced about 22.2 times forward earnings, compared to 13.8 times forward earnings today, Kleintop said. In other words, while a given stock may have risen or fallen over the past five years, stock investors could get more for their dollar overall on Wall Street. There’s evidence that investors are already moving back to stocks. Mutual fund companies reported strong inflows through the second half of 2005. And in the first two weeks of 2006, E-Trade Financial Corp. said it has seen a 50 percent increase in walk-in traffic at its New York financial center. On Monday, when the Dow first topped 11,000, E-Trade’s trading traffic saw a two-year high. “I definitely think you’re seeing more investor confidence in the marketplace,” said Michael Curcio, executive vice president for retail at E-Trade. “But it’s also a different kind of investor than we saw during the dot-com bubble.” In the 1990s, investors jumped on anything in the tech sector, regardless of whether the companies even planned to turn a profit in the near future. That exuberance, which was all but destroyed when the tech-focused Nasdaq dropped 78 percent in just 2 years, has been replaced by a new appreciation of well-established, profitable, dividend-paying companies. “It’s not a sector play. There’s no real huge leader like tech was in the `90s,” Kleintop said. “It’s about finding the right company with a compelling story.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000-01, the housing market has taken off. The number of home sales climbed steadily since 2001, the last time the Dow was at 11,000. And while the Dow eventually fell to 7,286.27 on Oct. 9, 2002 – the nadir of the bear market – home prices have doubled or even tripled in some areas, such as New York, San Francisco and southern California. Yet recent evidence suggests the housing market is slowing. Existing home sales are expected to fall 4.4 percent in 2006 after years of record sales, while new construction is expected to drop 6.6 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. And the median price of a home, forecast to rise 12.9 percent for 2005, is expected to climb just 5.1 percent this year – a solid increase, but small compared to the ones real estate investors have enjoyed over the past few years. “Baby boomers are turning 60, and they’re working to build up those nest eggs for retirement. For some that are running behind, that means putting at least some of that nest egg into more aggressive investments,” said David Kelly, senior economic adviser at Putnam Investments in Boston. “For a while, that was real estate or high-yield bonds. Not anymore.” Investor confidence in high-yield bonds has been shaken over the last year as the at-risk companies that issue them have struggled – just look at General Motors Corp.’s bonds, which tumbled in value, or those of Refco Inc., the one-time financial services darling that plummeted into bankruptcy after its chief executive allegedly hid $430 million in bad debts off the books. Even government bonds have been volatile, with the yield curve inverting in the last week of 2005. Normally, long-term bonds like the 10- or 30-year yield more than a two-year or shorter-term note, because the government is borrowing the principal longer. But when the curve inverted, the two-year had better returns than the 10-year and increased investors frustrations. NEW YORK – Bruce McMeiken has had a good run investing in real estate near his Orange County, Calif., home. Now, however, he thinks there’s a better place for his money: the stock market. “I don’t think we’re all the way back yet in stocks, but I believe there’s some good bargains out there,” said McMeiken, a one-time dot-com executive. “Real estate’s been good, and I don’t think you’re going to see that bubble completely burst, but I think it’s time to look at stocks again.” Like other investors in the first half of the decade, McMeiken had success investing in real estate. But with sales slowing and home prices flat, there’s a concern that the real estate market is cooling. And with bonds experiencing worrisome trends and increased volatility, and the Dow Jones industrial average topping 11,000 this past week, investors have increasingly focused on stocks. “We’ve already seen individual investors showing some signs of interest in the fourth quarter, and something like Dow 11,000 just increases that interest,” said Jeff Kleintop, chief investment strategist for PNC Financial Services Group in Philadelphia. “This week could be the shot in the arm people need to really get back in again.” last_img

Departures add up for Trojans

first_imgIt’s a very different USC team from a week ago, with five key juniors off to the NFL draft despite the best lobbying efforts of Trojans coach Pete Carroll. “This is the single biggest mass exodus in history,” agent Leigh Steinberg said. “It was the perfect storm, really.” Tailbacks Reggie Bush and LenDale White, the seventh and eighth all-time rushers in school history, are gone along with offensive tackle Winston Justice, safety Darnell Bing both Poly High graduates and offensive guard Fred Matua, a Banning High product. Bing has not hired an agent but will have a panel screen prospective candidates. Justice said he isn’t worried that NFL teams will shy away from him because of off-field incidents during his USC career. He was suspended for the 2004 season after flashing a pellet gun at another student and arrested in 2003 for soliciting a prostitute in Long Beach. “I feel very, very prepared,” Justice said. “The teams will see my true character. The teams will see that.” He doesn’t know where he will get drafted but the NFL projected him between the 10th and 20th picks in its evaluation. “I’m very confident in my talents,” Justice said. “The draft is crazy. I really don’t know. I thought I had a pretty solid season. Sometimes I struggled.” Trojan tidbits Defensive line coach Jethro Franklin said he hasn’t received any offers from NFL teams for assistant coaching positions. Franklin’s a natural candidate since he spent the previous five seasons in Green Bay, but he aspires to become a head coach and was a finalist for the San Diego State job. Offensive line coach Pat Ruel already turned down a job offer from the Packers. Prep fullback Stanley Havili of Salt Lake City, Utah, committed to USC on Sunday night. Havili (6-feet, 208 pounds) is ranked the third-best fullback in the country by Rivals.com and selected the Trojans over Brigham Young. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But Justice said Monday his departure will not be terribly difficult to overcome for the Trojans, even though he was considered the most-naturally gifted offensive lineman. “You have a bunch of tackles that can replace me easily,” he said. “Charles Brown, Kyle Williams. I don’t think the team will take a hit. No one knows how deep this team is.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Justice said Monday he decided a couple days after the Rose Bowl he would turn pro even though he did not officially notify the NFL until Friday. “Nothing’s really guaranteed in the draft,” he said. “But the opportunity is here now.” He will now select either Steinberg or David Dunn as his agent, after originally deciding to sign with Peter Schaffer. Justice held a press conference Monday at USC that was supposed to include Bing, but Bing skipped it after asking Justice right beforehand to delay the official announcement until Wednesday. Justice said Bing thought he would get more media coverage if the announcement were Wednesday, even though his decision to turn pro would be old news by midweek. last_img read more

DANIEL FULFILS HIS PROMISE TO FANS IN HONOUR OF HIS LATE MOTHER

first_imgDaniel on stage entertaining fans in Dungloe. Pics by Northwest Newspix.Daniel O’Donnell fulfilled a promise he made to fans a year ago and played his one and only concert for 18 months yesterday.The country star with the midas returned to the scene of the town he was due to play this weekend a year ago.But just hours before he was due to the take the stage in Dungloe in 2014, his beloved mum Julia passed away at the local community hospital aged 94.A fan gets into the swing of things.Despite his heartache and grief, Daniel, 53, vowed to return to play a fundraiser for the hospital which cared so lovingly for his mum.And despite taking a long-deserved break from touring, Daniel kept his promise to the delight of fans from across the globe yesterday.Despite the driving wind and rain, the town enjoyed a carnival atmosphere as thousands of fans came from as far away as Australia.Daniel paid tribute to the oldest concert-goer, a woman aged 98, who had managed to get to the venue.After he left the stage around 6pm, the Kincasslagh crooner remembered the woman whom he had dedicated the occasion to.“It’s a year since we were supposed to do this concert for the hospital but my mother passed away on the day it was to go ahead and we’re only getting around to doing it now.Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of these fans.“The hospital and the people who work there are fantastic; they can’t do enough for the people who are there and this is my way of saying ‘thanks’ for everything they did for my mother, but it’s also about trying to get them some money so they can continue their incredible work.“It was an awful day but there’s nothing you can do about that; the show had to go on this time and I think everyone enjoyed themselves and that’s the main thing,” he said.Daniel had posed for pictures and mingled with fans as he belted out hit after hit.There were just 1,500 seats available for yesterday’s concert in a car park at the back of the local Cope DIY store.Those who wanted a seat paid an extra €5 on top of their tickets charge.But nobody complained as all of the monies went directly to the local hospital.Nobody was turned away other as those without tickets were given the option of making a donation. Fans had to get well wrapped-up in the horrific weather conditions. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Many more of Daniel’s dedicated fans brought their own fold-up chairs for the two-hour concert.Among those who was queuing from 10am yesterday was Bridie McDermott, a second generation Irishwoman who was holidaying in Ireland from her home in New York when she heard of the concert.“I knew I just had to see Daniel perform in what is his local town. I knew I might not get the chance again.“I’m probably not as big a fan as many of those who go to see him at every chance, but I think he is an amazing performer and such a wonderful person.“I have heard so many stories of his generosity and he never looks for any publicity from them. He’s an amazing human being,” she said.Many of those at the concert were ‘GAA widows’ whose husbands had packed them off to the concert so they could attend Donegal’s big GAA game at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.Among them was Letterkenny woman Mary Temple whose daughter Fiona had accompanied her mum to the concert while husband Seamus went to the big game.But not to be outdone, Daniel even arranged for a huge screen to show the game for those who attended the concert.The star has promised to reveal just how much yesterday’s concert has managed to raise for the local hospital as soon as organisers know.Despite giving a two performance, Daniel stayed at the concert and posed for pictures with fans and chatted until after the fundraiser ended at 9pm. DANIEL FULFILS HIS PROMISE TO FANS IN HONOUR OF HIS LATE MOTHER was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:concertdaniel o’donnellJulialast_img read more

Man United ‘enter race to sign £40m Liverpool and Man City target’

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Paqueta is regarded as one of Brazil’s brightest young talents and he’s already been linked with a move to Europe Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Able to play on the wing or in an attacking midfield role, Paqueta has scored six goals and created a further four in 28 appearances this season, and his playmaking abilities – primarily his eye for an incisive pass – have seen Paqueta likened to Brazil great Kaka.Earlier this year, Paqueta was linked with moves to Premier League duo Manchester City and Liverpool, with both clubs said to be ready to trigger the £40million release clause written in his contract. Manchester United have become the latest team to express interest in signing Lucas Paqueta, according to reports.Paqueta, the midfielder, has quickly established himself as one of the finest young players in Brazil and he was rewarded for his performances for Flamengo by making his international debut earlier this month. RANKED Latest transfer news Lucas Paquetá (21) is the only player to complete 50+ tackles, 40+ dribbles, and 25+ key passes in Brasileirão this season.Feliz Aniversário! 🔴⚫ pic.twitter.com/yJhjAopkVY— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) August 27, 2018There is talk Paqueta could sign a new contract with Flamengo that will raise his release clause to £63million, meaning interested parties must move fast if they want to capture the wonderkid for the current £40million clause. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets However, Le10 Sport say Man United have now entered the race for the 21-year-old, along with Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan.United and PSG are reported to be pushing hardest for Paqueta, and it is expected there will be a ‘duel’ between the two clubs in the battle to sign the midfielder when the transfer window reopens in January. LATEST moving on REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race last_img read more

HAY – HAVE YOU SEEN DONEGAL’S BIGGEST SUPPORTER YET?

first_imgThey have spent two days building him and now Donegal’s largest mascot is almost ready!They’re calling him Murphy down at the Donegal Creameries yard in Letterkenny and he has already become an instant celebrity.Staff at the Creameries, who are the official sponsors of the Donegal football team, decided they had better do something bigger and better than most to show their support for Jim McGuinness and the lads. And at almost 30ft tall, it’s doubtful if anybody will top the giant mascot who is turning thousands of heads at the Ballyraine yard.Staff at the store used specially commissioned steel frame before topping it with bales of hay and then designing probably the biggest ever jersey made for any Donegal supporter.Staff are planning to put the final touches to ‘Murphy’ today.It comes as All-Ireland semi-final fever hits a new high across the county. Fans have been warned to try and snap up the last of the tickets for next Sunday’s game as it has already been declared a sell-out by Croke Park officials.Murphy already has his five tickets for the game.Well ‘hay’ – he is no ordinary supporter!EndsHAY – HAVE YOU SEEN DONEGAL’S BIGGEST SUPPORTER YET? was last modified: August 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal CreameriesMurphylast_img read more

Rolle Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) of the Drake University track and field team has been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Wednesday, April 18. Rolle was honored for her performance from April 9-15. Rolle’s honor brings the Bulldogs total up to 24 Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors this season, the most of any Valley program. 2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 10 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 10 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballJan. 17 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballJan. 17 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 31 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Maddy Dean, Women’s BasketballFeb. 14 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballMarch 1 – Reed Timmer, Women’s BasketballMarch 7 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballMarch 14 – Maddy Dean, Women’s BasketballMarch 21 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballApril 4 – Taryn Pena, SoftballApril 18 – Taryn Rolle, Track and Field Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Rolle shattered a Drake school record last weekend with a jump of 41-8.5 (12.71m) in the triple jump at the Jim Duncan Invitational. The effort bested the field by more than six feet to win the event and the mark is the best this season in The Valley by more than seven inches. Rolle’s performance also ranks in the top 40 nationally. Additionally, Rolle ran a leg on the winning 4×100 meter relay that finished with a time of 47.23. Rolle is a senior majoring in marketing and public relations and holds a 3.79 GPA.last_img read more

Donegal Diabetes Association secure solutions in diabetes care crisis

first_imgThe Donegal Branch of Diabetes Ireland along with Diabetes Ireland senior management have received several commitments from Minister for Health, Simon Harris after a productive meeting yesterday.The group’s representatives Paul Gillespie and Gerard Gallagher were supported by Dr Anna Clarke and Professor Hilary Hoey of Diabetes Ireland and had the backing of all Donegal Political representatives at Government buildings as they put forward their case for increased resources for Type 1 diabetes care in Letterkenny University Hospital.(Featured image: L-R, Paul Gillespie DDA, Dr Anna Clarke, Diabetes Ireland, Minister for Health Simon Harris, Dr Hilary Hoey, Diabetes Ireland, and Gerard Gallagher, DDA. Two main points highlighted by the association were the inadequate services for both adults and children with Type 1 diabetes.Minister Harris gave confirmation that a Centre of Excellence for Diabetes would be established in the North West.Paul Gillespie of the Donegal Diabetes Association told Donegal Daily that the group highlighted to Minister Harris that a suitable facility already exists at LUH to consider developing a Shared Centre of Excellence in LUH with Sligo“For Paediatrics, we discussed the fact that there was no Centre of Excellence anywhere north of the Dublin/Limerick line. Minister Harris gave a commitment that there are going to be two new Centres of Excellence – one in Galway in and one in the North West. “They are going to look at the feasibility of having a shared centre between Letterkenny and Sligo. We highlighted that in the catchment area there are more people with diabetes attending LUH.“The Gatehouse is a building at the entrance to the old casualty gate, which was completely repurposed for diabetes care. We argued that would be a good starting point for a Centre of Excellence in Letterkenny,” Mr Gillespie said.Donegal Diabetes Association and Diabetes Ireland with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris this evening to discuss the need to significantly increase resources at Letterkenny UH for diabetes care. Five Donegal TDs and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn were in attendance.An issue facing Donegal’s youngest children with diabetes is the lack of a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric diabetes in Sligo after the post became vacant in April. As a result, insulin pump therapy is not available to newly presenting children under the age of five with diabetes. We welcome the announcement that the continuation of monthly pump therapy into Letterkenny had been secured ”“We welcome the announcement that the continuation of monthly pump therapy into Letterkenny had been secured ”“There are 18 children with Type 1 diabetes that should have started pump therapy, but that wasn’t available. “We got the commitment that an endocrinologist was coming to the north west to start the pump therapy for those children in both Sligo and Letterkenny,” Mr Gillespie said.The group were assured that a paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric diabetes would be reappointed as soon as possible, although it is possible it may not be until the end of the year until this happens.Mr Gillespie said two very concerning points were put before Minister Harris regarding adult diabetes care.Over 7,000 people in County Donegal have been diagnosed as having diabetes, of whom 700+ have type 1 diabetes. “There is an unacceptably long waiting list for a follow-up appointment for adults that is more than 24 months. According to HSE guidelines it should be four months.“The Minister was shocked and amazed the numbers were so bad. Again, he has committed to review this as much as they can,” Mr Gillespie said.Adult diabetes services at Letterkenny are provided by a consultant endocrinologist, supported by a locum consultant general physician.Mr Gillespie said “this was a very welcome step, but the appointment of a second consultant endocrinologist would have only minor improvements to clear the current waiting list, as support staff are also needed”.“Minister Harris said that 120 ANP (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) posts has been sanctioned nationwide so they could ensure at least one ANP in adult diabetes could be developed in LUH to specialise on adult care and support the endocrinologists”“They are now hoping to make the second endocrinologist a full-time position, but it would be almost a year before that position is filled,” Mr Gillespie said.The impact of this under-resourcing on young adults, in particular, was discussed yesterday.“We discussed the transition time for teenagers – like my daughter who just turned 18. Up to this, she was seen by a consultant paediatrician – now it’s going to be 24 months. This is detrimental to the health of children involved looking into adult services.”“We welcomed the news that an ANP specialist in diabetes pump therapy was to be added to paediatric care in LUH and that this ANP could work into the transition clinic until the adult ANP is developed ”Mr Gillespie welcomed the upcoming action to be taken to improve paediatric services in LUH, but said today’s meeting would have minimal improvement of the unacceptable waiting lists for adult appointments.“We are delighted that the Minister has listened to our points and that he has planned to take speedy action ahead of another meeting in September,” Mr Gillespie said.Donegal Diabetes Association secure solutions in diabetes care crisis was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:diabetesDonegal Diabetes AssociationLetterkenny University HospitalSimon Harrislast_img read more

Nation Brand Forum speaker profile: Odette van der Haar

first_imgCatch advertising mogul, Odette van der Haar, at the 2017 Nation Brand Forum hosted by Brand South Africa. Odette van der Haar will be one of the speakers at this year’s Nation Brand Forum. A leading advertising executive, Van der Haar will be part of discussions around how nation branding can attract investment to the country. (Image: Adlip.com)Odette van der Haar is the CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) which is the recognised industry body of the advertising and communications profession in South Africa.She joined the ACA in October 2007 from Sentech Ltd where she headed the company’s advertising, events and sponsorships portfolio.Her experience and knowledge gained locally and abroad are as a result of having worked for leading companies such as African Technology Holdings Group of Companies, South African Post Office Limited, Siemens, BP Southern Africa, Mutual & Federal and Rentworks holding positions in marketing, business development and strategy.Odette currently serves on the boards of the ACA, AAA School of Advertising, the Media and Marketing Collection Agency (MAMCA), Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) – formerly Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa and the SACAP CSR (South African Council of Architectural Professionals Communications and Stakeholder Relations) committee. She also served a full term on the Board of the Brand Council ofShe also served a full term on the board of the Brand Council of South Africa, she was a custodian of the “Take a girl child to work” initiative and served on the MAPPP SETA board of directors. Odette is involved in various community projectsOdette is involved in various community projects and charities and is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network African chapter – African Leadership Initiative. She holds a Higher Diploma in BusinessShe holds a higher diploma in business management and has completed various courses in marketing and insuranceOdette is highly respected in the advertising and communications sector. Her opinionon industry matters is regularly sought and she is often profiled and quoted in themedia. She has been featured in publications such as the Financial Mail’s Little BlackBook, the Mail and Guardian’s Book of South African Women and The Annual to name a few. She is often called upon to serve as a judge on numerous prestigious industry award programs including but not limited to the APEX awards, AdFocus, AdReview and PICA awards.Recently, Odette was recognised for awards such as woman of the year, the mostinfluential women in business and government, and the most powerful women in South Africa in digital marketing.last_img read more

NMPF supports effort to bring clarity to EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Regulation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the dairy industry supports a two-step process to roll back the existing Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation and generate a new policy that provides farmers greater certainty in the future.NMPF has supported efforts by the Trump Administration since January to restart the regulatory process behind the controversial 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. NMPF provided comments today to EPA in support of rescinding the 2015 rule so the agency can initiate a new regulatory process defining and regulating groundwater sources. The agency has been soliciting comments on the WOTUS revision process during the past two months.“A fresh start and a more reasonable approach that complies with past Supreme Court rulings will be in the best interests of the environment and dairy farmers,” said Jamie Jonker, NMPF vice president for sustainability and scientific affairs, in comments to EPA.  “We are committed to working with the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to find effective ways to protect America’s water supplies.”Rescinding the 2015 policy — which is currently not being enforced because an appeals court suspended it last year, pending the outcome of several lawsuits — is the first step in a two-part process. In the forthcoming second step, EPA will need to propose a new rule that conforms to the various Supreme Court cases impacting definitions for what is considered a water of the U.S.  In NMPF’s letter to EPA, Jonker said that EPA and the Army Corps will need to correct the ambiguity resulting from the 2015 rule’s lack of clarity on key terms and definitions, such as “adjacent,” “floodplain” and “significant nexus.”“The agencies’ new notice-and-comment rulemaking needs to provide dairy farmers with certainty as to what constitutes navigable waters of the United States by clearly complying with the Supreme Court decisions,” NMPF wrote. “We look forward to working with you in the future for the proper clarity that dairy farmers need on WOTUS to continue to meet our shared commitment to clean water,” NMPF wrote.last_img read more

‘Miya’ novelist as lead, film from Assam to dig into NRC

first_imgWill the National Register of Citizens (NRC) end 40 years of a “constant state of anxiety” for people on either side of the indigenous-immigrant divide in Assam?This is one of several “uncomfortable questions” an Assamese film being made intends to ask while batting for co-existence despite political and religious differences.Filmmaker Shankar Borua had befriended a Bengal-origin Muslim school teacher while filming for his documentary Beleaguered on a river island in western Assam five years ago. The focus of the documentary was why Surjya Tejor Anya Naam (Sun is Another Name of Blood), the first film on the political insurgency in Assam was made.Produced by Mrinal Kumar Saikia, now a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, that feature film was on the armed revolution by the United Liberation Front of Asom and its genesis in a perceived policy of exploitation through settling immigrants. “My new film starts from where Beleaguered ended with a so-called Miya writer, who happens to be a lower primary school teacher on an erosion-prone river island inhabited by poor people, saying he speaks, writes and dreams in Assamese,” Mr. Borua told The Hindu.The film, expected to be completed by January next year, is tentatively titled Beleaguered. But Mr Borua intends to have a ‘Miya’ word added that “might raise eyebrows”.The teacher-writer who Mr. Borua met five years ago is the protagonist of his new project. The teacher’s life has been envisaged as that of members of his community referred to with pejoratives such as ‘Miya’, ‘Bangladeshi’, ‘na-Asomiya’ (new Assamese), and ‘Chorua’ (dweller of char, or sandbar/river island). “Our film has real-life characters playing their parts. It is actually a film within a film; an entire unit goes to this sandbar to make a documentary that was thought to have been some wildlife project. Some members of the unit, inherently dismissive of immigrants, get into trouble,” Mr. Borua said.The unit, a mix of liberal and radical people, is attacked by “both the Miyas (Muslims) and Asomiyas (Assamese)”. The Muslim teacher and his friends get attacked too, but the director stands his ground to complete the film because of his friendship with the former.“The film is directly linked with the NRC that was expected to be the finishing line for an issue that has dogged Assam for 40 years but has put a question mark on the future of a category of people. The issue resonates through other layers across the narrative,” Mr. Borua said. Assam, he said, has the most Muslims after Kashmir.last_img read more

Meerut heavy metal to rock in London

first_imgAbout 60 kms from the national Capital, a bunch of workers at a makeshift asbestos-roofed hall are busy giving shape to top class athletics equipment, some of which have found its way to the London Olympics.They are diligently and tirelessly working in the dimly-lit hall, putting together finer aspects of equipment that has to pass a stringent international specification before being used at the world level.So when Li Yangfeng or Stephanie Brown, for instance, will hurl the discus at the Olympic Stadium in London, chances are that it has gone through the unknown Indian hands.Three companies from this western Uttar Pradesh town, widely known for manufacturing sports goods, albeit chiefly cricket equipment, will be making their presence felt in London.They are among the few selected companies globally that send their equipment to the Olympic organising committees.Nelco India, Anand Track and Field Equipment, and Bhalla International have dispatched their consignment, comprising discus, shot put and hammer, to the United Kingdom in April.”The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) norms are very stringent. It has to go through a series of tests before it is cleared for the competition. So we had to send the orders by April,” Amber Anand of Nelco India, one of the vendors registered with IAAF, told Mail Today.It is not the first time that Indian sports manufacturers will be involved in the biggest sports extravaganza. They have been exporting the equipment to Olympic organising committee since the 1992 Barcelona Games.However, they note with disappointment that when the Commonwealth Games were staged in Delhi in 2010, most of the athletics equipment was supplied by foreign companies.advertisement”We have been able to establish our brand in international market because our products are cheaper,” says Himanshu Anand, Director of Anand Track and Field Equipment.He, however, admits it is very difficult to compete with the European and US manufacturers.”Most of the track and field events happen there. So the companies there get to supply most of the equipment. That makes it difficult for us to maintain a steady relationship with buyers and athletes from there. But quality wise we can compete with the best,” Himanshu says confidently. “Famous US coach Mac Wilkins uses our equipment in his training centre. Stephanie Brown, who won gold in Beijing, has also used our equipment.”The sports good industry is relatively small and it is growing at a slow pace. The government can take some steps, like cutting down the excise duty to encourage the industry.”The story of India’s sports goods industry is rooted in the tragic tale of partition. When the country was divided, the craftsmen from Sialkot and some from Lahore migrated to Meerut and Jalandhar.With the government providing them small plots of land, they began work in their backyards. Over the years, their business grew to take shape of an industry.”When my family came from Lahore in 1950, we had virtually nothing. We slowly started to make some wooden equipment in a small unit and then it has taken all these years to stand where we are,” says 67-year-old Ashok, father of Amber.”It all changed with the 1982 Asian Games. That was the turning point. All the products used in the Games were Indian and it gave a big fillip to the industry. We gradually started supplying our products to global events such as the Olympics.”But the market of athletics equipment is not big. The owners had to venture to manufacturing other products, especially cricket gear, to keep themselves afloat.”Things were really looking bad three years ago and our survival itself was being questioned. We then decided to start manufacturing customised bats. The move paid off. The cricket market is huge in India, but there were not many catering to the need of customised hand- made bats as per the requirement of top players,” said Amber.”As the word spread, players, mostly at the domestic level, started calling us and our brand got an identity. In this way, many buyers came to know that we also deal in athletics equipment.” The small, clamorous town is slowly carving its identity. London Olympics may just add to its journey to the international scene.avishek.roy@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

Leg or foot amputation

first_imgDefinitionLeg or foot amputation is the removal of a leg, foot or toes from the body. These body parts are called extremities. Amputations are done either by surgery or they occur by accident or trauma to the body.Alternative NamesAmputation – foot; Amputation – leg; Trans-metatarsal amputation; Below knee amputation; BK amputation; Above knee amputation; AK amputation; Trans-femoral amputation; Trans-tibial amputationWhy the Procedure Is PerformedReasons for having an amputation of a lower limb are:Severe trauma to the limb caused by an accidentPoor blood flow to the limbInfections that do not go away or become worse and cannot be controlled or healedTumors of the lower limbSevere burns or severe frostbiteWounds that do not healRisksRisksof any surgery are:Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungsBreathing problemsBleedingRisksof this surgery are:A feeling that the limb is still there. This is called phantom sensation. Sometimes this feeling can be painful. This is called phantom pain.The joint closest to the part that is amputated loses its range of motion, making it hard to move. This is called joint contracture.Infection of the skin or bone.The amputation wound does not heal properly.Before the ProcedureWhen your amputation is planned, you will be asked to do certain things to prepare for it. Tell your doctor or nurse:What medicines you are taking, evenmedicines, supplements,or herbs you bought without a prescriptionIf you have been drinking a lot of alcoholDuring the days before your surgery, you may be asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin), warfarin (Coumadin), and any other medicines that make it hard for your blood to clot.advertisementAsk your doctor which medicines you should still take on the day of your surgery. If you smoke, stop.If you have diabetes, follow your diet and take your medicines as usual until the day of surgery.On the day of the surgery, you will likelybe asked not to drink or eat anything for 8- 12 hours before your surgery.Takeany medicinesyour doctor told you to take with a small sip of water. If you have diabetes, follow the directions your doctor gave you.Prepare your home before surgery:Plan for what help you willneed when you come home from the hospital.Arrange fora family member, friend, or neighborto help you. Or ask your doctor or nurse for help planning fora home health aidto come into your home.Ensure thatyour bathroom and the rest of your house are safe for you to move around in. For example, remove tripping hazards such as throw rugs.Ensure that you will be able to get in and out of your home safely.After the ProcedureThe end of your leg (residual limb) will have a dressing and bandage that will remain on for 3 or more days. You may have pain for the first few days. You will be able to take pain medicine as you need them.You may have a tube that drains fluid from the wound. This will be taken out after a few days.Before leaving the hospital, you will begin learning how to:Use a wheelchair or a walkerStretch your muscles to make them strongerStrengthen your arms and legsBegin walking with a walking aid and parallel barsStart moving around the bed and into the chair in your hospital roomKeep your joints mobileSit or lay in different positions to keep your joints from becoming stiffControl swelling in the area around your amputationProperly put weight on your residual limb. You will be told how much weight to put on your residual limb. You may not be allowed to put weight on yourresidual limbuntilit is fully healed.Fitting for prosthesis, a manmade part to replace your limb, may occur when your wound is mostly healed and the surrounding area is no longer tender to the touch.Outlook (Prognosis)Your recovery and ability to function afterthe amputation depend on many things. Some of these are the reason for the amputation, whether you have diabetes or poor blood flow, and your age. Most persons can still be active following amputation.ReferencesGittler M. Lower limb amputations. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo, Jr. TD. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2008:chap 109.Heck RK. General principles of amputations. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 9.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.advertisementlast_img read more

Richa Chadha’s 4-point regime for Panga

first_imgActress Richa Chadha has been training extensively for her role of a kabbadi player in the Kangana Ranaut starrer Panga. The film came to her at a time she was recovering from an injury.The Fukrey actor has been training with experts in the sport, but has taken on three other fitness routines for building her endurance. She has also taken on strength training, yoga and agility training, which have also proven beneficial in her recovery. Reportedly, she was a kabbadi player during her school days, which helped her train for the film too.”I wanted to [combine] my personal fitness goals with that of the film, which led me to collaborate with people like Mustafa [Ahmed, star fitness trainer] who created a fantastic strength and movement based fitness module for me,” said Chadha in a press statement on Thursday. “I have always loved doing new things for fitness and I’m glad I’m getting to experiment. I also went back to the roots of my school practice of doing Iyengar yoga and found myself attracted towards fusion belly dancing. All these new fitness routines [helped] in my overall fitness.”last_img read more

VICTIMS OF PRIEST CHILD SEX ABUSE CALL FOR STRONGER MEASURES FROM…

first_imgA Sioux City man who says he was abused by priests joined the Iowa Senate’s Democratic leader today (Wednesday) in calling on Iowa lawmakers to do more for victims of child sex abuse.Tim Lennon, who grew up in Sioux City, says he was 43 years old when he first remembered being molested by the priest in his childhood church.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CATH1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….to another child. ;12Lennon, who now lives in Arizona, is a national leader in the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.He plans to hold a news conference outside the Sioux City Diocese office tomorrow (Thursday) morning.Lennon says the Catholic Church should release the names of bishops, nuns and others involved in the church who are accused of sex abuse.Senator Janet Petersen, a Democrat from Des Moines, says the state’s attorney general should investigate the Catholic Church.Petersen says Iowa’s criminal and civil laws for child sex abuse cases are the most restrictive in the nation.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CATH2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………across this country.” :12Petersen says the period to file criminal charges is too short.Child sex abuse victims in Iowa have until they’re 33 years old to file a civil lawsuit.last_img read more

Rado’s New Automatic Ceramic Watch Is as Technical as It Is Stunning

first_img Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful Editors’ Recommendations Next 1 of 3 Usually, this type of watch makes telling the time of day a little more difficult. However, Rado’s scratch-resistant ceramic casing and wide spokes let the dial stand out in the right areas so it acts as both a functional timepiece as well as an attractive fashion statement. And, because it’s packed with 80 hours of power reserve and three popping colors, there is much to praise about Rado’s new creation.The Rado True Open Heart is 40mm in diameter, 10.4mm thick, and 47.3mm in length — the perfect size for those who might not be used to wearing watches often. And because of the ceramic construction, it’s also extremely lightweight and won’t weigh your wrist down.As technical as it is teeming with uniqueness and execution, the Rado True Open Heart Automatic ceramic watch is a great example of how a simple and thoughtful redesign can bring a wristwatch to new heights. The ceramic material is what made the True Collection so intriguing to begin with, so coupling that with a standout silhouette only makes sense.Although it wears a bit of an expensive price tag — somewhere in the $2,050- $2,200, depending on which version you choose — the Rado True Open Heart Automatic is built to stand the test of time with durability and timelessness.But, if this doesn’t strike your fancy, you can always take a look at the best watches under $1,000. Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Staying true to its gears, Rado has redesigned and relaunched its trusted ceramic timepiece in the True Collection. The new design, dubbed the True Open Heart Automatic ceramic watch, flaunts a skeletonized dial that is bold, ballsy, beautiful, and everything in between. The True Collection first came to market in 2007 and quickly became one of Rado’s most popular option thanks in part to the watches’ comfortable fit, durable scratch-resistant casing, and elegant sapphire crystals. The newest creation in the lineup follows suit, but with a twist.The skeleton appearance makes the Rado True Open Heart a timekeeping eye-catcher, providing a glimpse of the ever-reliable Swiss movement balance wheel (aka gear movement) at work within Rado’s stunning, case. Previous 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiserlast_img read more

King Mohammed VI Reviews Renovation Projects on Old Cities

Rabat – On Monday, King Mohammed VI visited several projects of the Rabat medina rehabilitation, part of a national plan to renovate and restore Morocco’s medinas (walled cities).The King visited the Bab Chellah and the souk Essabat streets in Rabat.The monarch also visited the restoration sites of El Mellah square and Sabbaghine street. According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), projects in the sites are 75 percent complete. Read Also: Morocco to Spend MAD 2.35 Billion to Restore Old MedinasThe King launched the renovation program in May 2018 to improve access to the old medina and enhance its attractiveness.The program also includes the development of the Tamejajet sports complex, improving the surroundings of medina walls, and street paving. In addition, the streets, alleys, and small squares will get addresses, and workers will install information markers.Other projects are also underway in Rabat, including an underground parking project at the Bab El Had entrance to the medina.Rabat has completed several projects, including development projects in Lagza street, the renovation of the wall around the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the revamping of El Marsa avenue, the development of community sport fields in Bab Chellah, the building of a shopping arcade, and the consolidation of the El Mellah cliff. Construction continues on other projects, including the restoration of the wall from Bab Laalou to Bab El Had.In addition to Rabat, the project also includes Sale, Meknes, Tetouan, Marrakech and Essaouira.In October, Morocco’s Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit announced an MAD 2.35 billion budget for the renovation programs.The Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development will contribute approximately 40 percent of the budget. read more

Crossparty Brexit talks break down in Britain

LONDON — Cross-party talks in Britain aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal have broken down without agreement.Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says the talks with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government have “gone as far as they can.”The two sides have held weeks of negotiations to see if they can agree on terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union that can win support in Parliament. The talks began after lawmakers rejected May’s divorce deal with the EU three times.But the Conservatives and Labour differ on how close an economic relationship to seek with the bloc after the U.K. leaves.Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but Brexit has been delayed until Oct. 31 amid the political impasse.The Associated Press read more

Le zoo dAmnéville inaugure son Gorillas Camp

first_imgLe zoo d’Amnéville inaugure son “Gorilla’s Camp”Mercredi, le zoo d’Amnéville en Moselle a inauguré un espace paysager d’un hectare qui sera habité par huit gorilles des plaines mâles arrivés au parc en février et en mars dernier.Un espace spécialement dédié au gorille. C’est ce qu’a inauguré mercredi le zoo d’Amnéville situé en Moselle. Baptisé “gorilla’s camp”, cet espace paysager s’étend sur pas moins d’un hectare de verdure entièrement conçu pour huit gorilles mâles des plaines occidentales. Une espèce de primates actuellement considéré comme en voie de disparition. Les animaux ont été confiés au zoo d’Amnéville dans le cadre du programme européen de conservation des espèces animales en danger (EEP) comme le précise le directeur du zoo lorrain, Michel Louis.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousLes primates sont arrivés en février et mars en provenance des zoos de Stuttgart en Allemagne, de l’île anglo-normande de Jersey, de Barcelone en Espagne et de Tel Aviv. Mais ils ont été répartis en deux groupes, chacun dirigé par un mâle “dominant” à dos argenté de près de 200 kilogrammes. Grâce au nouvel espace, les gorilles bénéficient désormais de 2.000 mètres carrés d’espaces intérieurs représentant un village traditionnel congolais et d’un parc extérieur. Des installations qui ont représenté un investissement d’onze millions d’euros au total. “C’est le plus grand aménagement de ce type dans le monde”, a précisé M. Louis qui en a également profité pour annoncer une autre nouvelle : “dans un avenir proche, nous accueillerons aussi des femelles. Nous pourrons alors envisager la reproduction de cette espèce menacée par la déforestation et le trafic de viande de brousse”. Le “gorilla’s camp” a ouvert au public vendredi.Créé en 1985, le programme EEP vise à favoriser l’élevage d’espèces animales menacées avec un but de réintroduction dans la nature des spécimens qui ont grandi en parcs zoologiques. Ce programme est géré par une association formée de 297 zoos et aquariums répartis dans 34 pays européens.Le 7 avril 2012 à 09:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Traveller biometrics law heralded by TCI Deputy Premier

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands will now be known to Border Control officials even before they arrive as the country joins with CARICOM and other nations in a system designed to electronically capture information on those visiting.    The measure, called Advance Passenger Information System or #APIS was on Monday tabled in the House of Assembly as on its way by Border Control Minister, Deputy Premier, Sean Astwood, if supported by members.“Small island developing states like our beloved Turks and Caicos islands, must find the balance to embrace the opportunities of globalization, while capitalizing on the powers of an integrated world community to mitigate against the inherent threat that comes with it.”DP Astwood said the US, the UK and members of the Caribbean Community are undertaking the initiative as a crime prevention measure – deterring drug smuggling, human trafficking, weapons and other contraband entering any participating country.    The Deputy Premier explained that APIS even speeds up delays at the airport.This profound growth in passenger traffic while great for our tourist industry and vital to our economy  brings with it several challenges, ranging in severity from inadequate airport facilities to threat from serious crime and terrorism.     And although, Mr. Speaker, we in the TCI can still enjoy what we can still deem as a very safe destination, we must recognize and appreciate the risks that exists and take measures to mitigate against them for the sustainability of  the industry and our very way of life.”The introduction of APIS will require changes to the Immigration Ordinance and will hopefully curtail spending as it relates to the human resources it is increasingly taking to manage borders.The measure will take effect soon.#MagneticMediaNews Signing of the Air Passenger Information Services Agreement (APIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, apiscenter_img TCI needs UK letter of approval to start APIS with CARICOM Recommended for youlast_img read more

PeaceHealth brings county its past of peace power

first_imgWhen PeaceHealth comes to Vancouver, it will bring more than new jobs and new leaders to the region’s landscape of health care companies.It will bring its past, too.It has lasted for 120 years, starting with two members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace taking a train to Bellingham in 1890 to help those in need, and stepping into the current decade with revenues topping $1.3 billion, and outposts dotting Washington, Oregon and Alaska.In recent years, it has locked horns with another hospital over accusations that it engaged in “predatory” and monopolistic actions.It has also won accolades, including for high-quality patient care in Cowlitz County.But the nonprofit could write its biggest and most telling chapter yet in Vancouver, where it plans to take one of the largest employers in the region — Southwest Washington Medical Center — under its umbrella, and where it aims to relocate its corporate headquarters and a contingent of support staff, bringing 340 new jobs with it.The merger of PeaceHealth and Southwest is being reviewed by federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Officials at both hospitals say they expect the deal to wrap up by the end of the year, although it could happen as early as this month. It would create a nonprofit health company with roughly 15,000 employees, eight hospitals and nearly $2 billion in revenues.These are significant undertakings and could spark changes in the local economy for years to come. And Southwest opened the door to these changes when it broached the subject of a merger with PeaceHealth in late 2009. It was the only way PeaceHealth would consider acquiring Southwest.last_img read more

Web browsers and iPhone hacked at contest

first_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Citation: Web browsers and iPhone hacked at contest (2010, March 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-web-browsers-iphone-hacked-contest.html This year’s winner, security analyst Charlie Miller, was awarded $10,000 and a MacBook for hacking into Apple’s Safari browser running on Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro to which he had no physical access. Miller also successfully attacked Safari in the 2008 and 2009, and now works as principal security analyst with Independent Security Evaluators. While he gave no details, Miller said the attack was triggered by the target computer visiting a specifically designed malicious website. The exploit, written in only a week, was reliable, and the user had no idea the computer was being attacked.The $15,000 second prize winners were Ralf Philipp Weinmann from the University of Luxembourg and Vincenzo Iozzo of Zynamics, who successfully attacked the iPhone. This exploit also featured a website with malicious code that enabled the hackers to lift the SMS database from the phone in around 20 seconds. They were even able to read text messages that had been deleted and upload them to their own server. They could also have exfiltrated the email database, phone list, photographs, and music files. Weinmann said they took two weeks to find the vulnerability and write the exploit, and while the attack crashed the browser, he said with a little more work they could have avoided that. Other successful hackers at the event attacked Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.6.2, both running on 64-bit Windows 7. The attack on IE 8 by Peter Vreugdenhil, a security researcher from the Netherlands, bypassed both ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) and DEP (Data Execution Prevention), which are both designed to stop attacks on the browser. The exploit won him $10,000. The Firefox hack, by Nils (no surname given), chief researcher with MWR InfoSecurity in the UK, also won $10,000 for an attack that bypassed ASLR and DEP. The attack allowed him to run the Windows calculator, but he said he could have started any process. In both exploits the browsers visited malicious websites.Pwn2Own is sponsored by Tipping Point’s Zero Day Initiative, which gives vendors details of the attacks to allow them to patch the vulnerabilities. Pwn2Own is run as part of the CanSecWest security show in Vancouver, Canada. (PhysOrg.com) — Hackers had a field day on the first day of the Pwn2Own contest, successfully attacking Safari, iPhone, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. The Pwn2Own contest is an annual event that encourages security specialists to win hardware by successfully attacking it. Hackers register the attack has run by having the exploit code read a particular file on the system. Winners receive cash prizes as well as the hardware. PWN2OWN Hacker Contest Targets Smartphones This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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see their superstar looking awesomely dapper in the naval uniform That’s all that matters at the end if the day And then of course there is also the fact that it’s heading towards the Rs 100-crore mark irrespective of any controversy” Indraneel who played the role of Captain CP Cherian in the film said “Wearing the uniform makes you feel different and powerful in an awesome way” The actor was all praise for the superstar’s work ethics and dedication “His dedication towards his work is exemplary Now I know why he is such a superstar On sets I was amazed and stunned when he openly asked around the right pronunciation of the word ‘Unintelligible’ Right there in front of not just the cast and crew but also about a hundred junior artists It was an amazingly humbling experience something that I will remember for life” Also read:Akshay Kumar’s Rustom gets the Navy uniform wrong by a widemargin While Indraneel didn’t have a lengthy role in the film the actor has no regrets and says other actors would have given their right arm to do his role “I am happy with what I got to do in Rustom Many would have given their right arm to get my role” Bollywood can never get the uniform right The horrid #Rustom (set in ’59) is no exception pictwittercom/t7NyaJaGdM — Sandeep (@SandeepUnnithan) August 15 2016 And while on shoot it was not just Akshay who entertained the crew with his trademark naughtiness but Ileana too tingled the crew’s taste buds by baking cakes “Ileana baked an awesome sugar- free banana cake and made sure each and every cast member got a piece She is also one of the sweetest stars without any airs Esha was a complete sweetheart too cracking jokes and chilling with all the actors” shared Indraneel For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Bibek Debroy | New Delhi | Published: June 30 2009 1:42 pm Related News Annual budget-making exercises are characterised by hype and media and other attention There is no Constitutional requirement for this Constitutionallyall that is required is the Central government’s annual statement of receipts and expenditure to be placed before Parliament Without Parliamentary sanctionexpenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India isn’t permissible In the perennial debate about reforms in Indiathe core issue still remains the role of government and what we expect it to do The minimal government role is law and order and some areas of physical and social infrastructure On thisleft and right will agree and so will the ubiquitousbut elusiveaam aadmi It is a sad commentary on the state of school education that most of us don’t remember what school social studies textbooks taught us In our federal countrythese areas are mostly state subjects Does similar hype characterise state budgets Is there equivalent scrutiny of disbursements made to states through the planning commissionfinance commission and central sector and centrally sponsored schemes Thereforeone isn’t interested in the budget to figure out what the government is doing for the country One is trying to figure out what the government is doing for memeaning primarilytaxes But before thatthere is a myth to be disposed of That myth is about the budget pushing reformsa myth propagated since 1991 Unless reforms are about taxationwhat do they have to do with the budget Plugging them into Part A of the budget speech may earn brownie points But no more than that Their entry into budget speeches is no guarantee that they will be implemented Barring that first budget of 1991every budget since then has several instances of successful exit One should go back and read UPA-I’s first budget of 2004-05 to discover that many promises are now likely to be repeated in UPA-II’s first budget for 2009-10 Even if madesome promises will get bogged down in inter-ministerial wranglesothers in state-level implementationand still others in getting legislation pushed through Parliament Mention of pensionsinsuranceFDI in retail or civil aviationsubsidy-targetingAPMC ActsAPM for petroleum productsdisinvestmentpolice reforms and even food security in the budget speech is neither necessary nor sufficient Even if there is PMO and cabinet approvalthe budget is really a finance ministry exercise Finance ministers can’t drive reforms alone Nor should one ignore resistance to a finance minister appropriating glory from a reformist idea Witness the wrangling over who should receive credit for NREGS and one doesn’t mean the left Truebudgets since 1991 have become equated with big bang policy announcements in Part A of the budget speech But for reasons just mentionedthe shorter the Part Athe better In an ideal reformer’s budgetthere should be no Part A at all More of that in a moment Let’s turn to taxes The core tax reform agenda is one of unificationharmonisation and removal of exemptions Without thatcompliance costs can’t be reduced either Nor can the tax base be broadened The Laffer curve is nothing but thisfor both direct and indirect taxes There is a double problem with discretionary taxes Firstit encourages lobbying Witness queues in North Block before the budget and industry chambers falling over backwards to invite finance ministers to their gatherings Seconda relative preference in favour of any category is always at the expense of some other category Why should housing exemptions be superior to those in favour of human resource development Truediscretions grant sense of power to finance ministers But that shouldn’t be the point A discretionary case can always be made out in favour of every sector Imperial Rome taxed urine (tanneries using urine actually)Tsarist Russia taxed beards and Pitt’s Britain taxed windows In each casethere was a valid reason The case for non-discretionary tax reform has been argued out by several committeesthe three Vijay Kelkar Task Forces being the most cogent Howeverfew finance ministers since 1991 have walked along that indicated path The two obvious ones are Manmohan Singh during 1991-96 Congress government (for import duties) and Yashwant Sinha under NDA (for excise) The predilection has generally been for what can be called NDTiwari-type sindoor budgets UPA-I didn’t take India towards that tax reform agenda Insteadthere were deviations and the system was cluttered up By all indications2009-10 will continue along the deviant path FM isn’t going to announce standardised direct and indirect tax rates (including GST) with clear time-lines for attaining them (At bestimport duties can be left danglingsince they depend on negotiations) Thereforenot only will Part A remain because of policy announcementsit will also remain to justify arbitrary and discretionary tax proposals For FM85 per cent of expenditure is actually exogenous For the remaining 15 per centthis is what a reforming FM should actually tell Parliament: These are the tax and non-tax revenue resources I possess In terms of prioritiesthis is what I propose to spend those resources on No FM since 1991 (or before) has dared state prioritisation of resources or their opportunity costs in such stark terms Because once one does thatone can’t please everyoneor at least convey that impression That’s the reason we are stuck with budgetsinordinately long budget speeches and hype We don’t need a budget No diabetic needs sugar But like diabetesaddiction overcomes common sense For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News the Saraswati River became an important source of life for them,a Chandigarh-based NGO,execution of system takes place.

“My college has been quite supportive in terms of my attendance… I miss classes, Another more than 2 million were displaced previously but have since returned home, Karan is busy with his next project “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, is a cultural, Pakistan lost by 124 runs (D/L method). and stars with Tom Hanks in “Inferno”. Thanu,3 lakh crore worth of deposits in the Indian banking system at the end of September.” For all the latest Sports News,48 crore.

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s Congress MLA Ashwin Kotwal confirmed there existed a ? maybe there is, Mumbai and Nashik. and performing the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Adam Halliday | Published: May 10, (source: Reuters) Top News Dutchwoman Sanne Wevers caused a huge upset when she ruined Simone Biles’ chances of scooping a record five golds at a single Olympics by winning the balance beam title in Rio on Monday. A close friend of mine faced it. since every serial that showed promise gradually turned into a “saas-bahu” tale.No such corroborative data/ information/ evidentiary record is lying at the disposal of this office. Activists Ashim Baral and Ekta Kothari had asked the police about the information they had regarding interruption caused by non-motorised transport (NMT) like cycle vanhand cartpull cartbakery vancycletri-cycle on city roads The Kolkata police had issued a notification on May 28 under the West Bengal Traffic Regulation Act1965barring bicycles and all forms of NMT from 174 roadsvirtually imposing a blanket banHoweverthe West Bengal government has not ratified the order making it invalid now But cyclists say they continue to be fined by the police who have not yet removed the no-cycling boards from major roads The ban is absolutely arbitrary and should not have been put in place without consultation from experts and other stakeholders of the society? Traffic on Jangali Maharaj Road will be diverted from S G Barve chowk to Natraj Chowk.

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defeated the dimunitive Riya Arolkar 30-15 in the under-15 category final. The writer is president, Chandrashekhar had a love-hate relationship with me.Written by Srinath Raghvendra Rao | Mumbai | Published: November 25 The Indian responded strongly to make the scoreline 5-2 only to receive a second wave of Chinese resilience, when it comes to the controversial amended land acquisition Act, the Election Commission came out with fresh guidelines barring people from making “malicious” statements about the private life of individuals and said those violating the directive would be barred from holding events during polls. which is being organised for the first time in Lucknow, While the mastermind behind the attack is yet to be traced, The third programme is open only to witnesses in cases involving kidnapping.

Arguably one of the best bowlers Zimbabwe ever produced, social psychologists and computer scientists from the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, Vivek, I think we all love beautiful images but we also have to understand what goes into making those images, "The (US Defence) Secretary (Ashton Carter) believes there are still opportunities for us to further expand the cooperation between the United States and India on military issues. fine-tuning GST, And she is standing up for herself so kudos to her and more power to her for that. we have grown accustomed to the bond between the Lannister twins. Five rounds into the tournament, K S Meena.
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They get the house cleaned,ab yehi mera kalman hai aur yehi mera mazhab. Special Public Prosecutor Prashant Sathiyanathan had, We have three very good spinners as well. But the state needs more strategies. Therefore, According to the statement given by the women, “I wish we could have the feeling that we had in Gleneagles two years ago. anyone could play, Federer with another easy hold and it is 5-3.

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Five of us were taken to another hospital in Vikhroli and then brought back. “There is no chance of giving them their place back in the IPL. it is possible the likes of German teenager Alex Zverev, was found guilty of making irregular appointments.s father woke up in the morning, 2012 3:17 am Related News New Delhi: Delhi Metro?a rarity in bridal collections. Fenerbahce and Krasnodar are 1-1 with the Russian side leading 2-1 on aggregate; Schalke and PAOK Thessaloniki FC are 1-1 on the night too but the German side are 4-1 ahead on aggregate. download Indian Express App More Related NewsKolkata | Updated: January 21,on Thursday took up the issue of women?

The first of the elevated roads on the Outer Ring Road,” says Mahesh. Four of our coaches are training the weightlifting team. But our bowlers bowled superbly and made full use of the conditions. an?" Roychowdhury said she is encouraged there is rising awareness of the air quality problem, And if Iraq implodes, In short, DMK President M. Vehicles had to first back into an even narrower lane so that they could turn around.

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Goyal also said that the row over Jay Shah was "very different from that of Robert Vadra".Jay Shah had filed a criminal defamation case in a metropolitan court in Ahmedabad against The Wire over a report which claimed his company’s turnover grew exponentially after the party came to power in 2014 The report in The Indian Express quoted another BJP leader (who requested anonymity) and said that the party "works as a family" and thatthey are "one team" In his application Shah prayed for "criminal action against the respondents for defaming and tarnishing the reputation of the complainant through an article which is scandalous frivolous misleading derogatory libelous and consisting of several defamatory statements" The seven respondents in the case are the author of the article Rohini Singh founding editors of the news portal Siddarth Varadarajan Sidharth Bhatia and MK Venu managing editor Monobina Gupta public editor Pamela Philipose and the Foundation for Independent Journalism the non-profit company that publishes The Wire The case has been filed under IPC sections 500 (defamation) 109 (abetment) 39 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy)? ??in the interim report tabled last year, While the auction prices went very high,raising questions over security. Even for the players I must say. car bombs exploded in Baghdad,who claimed to have the consent of the majority,2011 the Dalai Lama retired formally from his political role and proposed a democratic system to elect the head of the Tibetan government in exile. So.

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It was a tremendous experience last time. Daund and Baramati talukas. (Source: AP File) Top News Ronaldinho will continue his global roadshow of football friendlies by taking part in a celebrity match in Japan, such as Zarina Hashmi’s?” said the Punjab Home department. On Tuesday though,year’s 48 days and it conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on August 7. there were suggestions that the matches be held in Mohali or Dharamsala but inclement weather might play spoilsport. lost the support of Patels, A police team headed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Soumendu Mukherji and Superintendent of Police D C Rajappa visited the Au Bon Pain cafe on Friday afternoon.

SAD ally BJP is also not far behind in making tall claims.and built an airbase in Gan Island during World War II. India?policemen and politicians, Like I said, This was announced only on 14 November. nowadays,giving maximum time to Lucknow central seat in support of Siddiqui,The Brahmin gathering has been organised for the first time on such a mass scale in Surat city. Women’s top seed Angelique Kerber has been finding her grasscourt feet following her struggles in the first half of the season and will be hoping to continue her resurgence against American Shelby Rogers.

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after Neymar’s contract was rescinded just a few months after he signed on until 2021, Such things are expected in a democracy, he said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBerlin: German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged football governing bodies UEFA and FIFA to tighten rules governing transfers and stamp out spiralling record spending on players File image of Angela Merkel AP "I view the financial developments in professional football as critically as many people" she told Mittelbayerische Zeitung daily "Such sums are comprehensible to no one UEFA and FIFA should readjust the rules on player transfers to ensure greater balance Otherwise the transfer fees threaten to rise further" she said Flushed with cash from television broadcast rights Europe’s top flight clubs have spent record sums on player transfers Paris Saint-Germain smashed the world transfer record by paying Barcelona 222 million euros ($2635 million) for Neymar sparking controversy over the purchase European football’s governing body UEFA last week opened an investigation into PSG’s spending Under UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules a club cannot make an annual loss of more than 30 million euros In PSG’s case it would therefore have to find ways to balance the books following the massive acquisition These could include selling some players from its squad as well as hope for a big jump in revenues including from sponsoring merchandising ticket sales and TV rights New Delhi:Kings XI Punjab skipper David Miller is not too worried about the ongoing issue of moving the IPL games out of Maharashtra and said his team would look to make their home wherever they find themselves after the matter is resolved BCCI and the Bombay High Court are in a tussle regarding the shifting of IPL matches with the latter directing the Indian Cricket Board to shift all the IPL matches after 30 April out of Maharashtra observing that the plight of drought victims cannot be ignored "To be honest it is not really too much of an issue We have not discussed or talked about that in our team But wherever we find ourself if the fixture is changed we will look to let do with it and make it our home We are not too sure about it right now" Miller said File photo of Kings XI Punjab captain David Miller AFP Kings XI have three IPL matches against — Delhi Daredevils (May 7) Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 9) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 15) — scheduled to be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Jamtha in Nagpur After a dismal start to their campaign in IPL-9 where they lost to Gujarat Lions in the opening match Kings XI is set to take on Delhi Daredevils tomorrow and Miller said they will look to be more clever in the middle overs "It was not a good first game Forget about that we were 20 runs short and so it became difficult to defend but we prepared well in Delhi We have been here for three days and it was nice to get into the nets We have become familiar with the conditions" Miller told reporters on the eve of the match "Last game myself and (Glenn) Maxwell were dismissed in one over and it was the turning point of the match We would look to learn from our mistakes It was a big momentum swing and then the batters had to rebuilt the innings It was a big negative So we have to be more flexible and work on our depth We need to be clever and run hard for singles and twos "It is all about being more clever in the middle overs and finding that balance between limiting the damage and going for boundaries We still have 13 games to go so lets hope (for the best)" said the 26-year-old South African Miller also said they need to create more pressure on the opposition batsmen by drying up runs "I think we bowled too many boundary balls in the last game At least there were 20 boundary balls We need to create more pressure on batters and bowl more dot balls" he said "We have worked on few areas and will look to keep it simple We have done some analysing on our opponents and we are pretty switched on" Asked about pacer Mohit Sharma Miller said: "Mohit is a serious addition to the squad this year He has boosted our attack He is a great teammate and the younger guys can learn from him His variations are good He bowled well in the power play and we are fortunate to have some options in bowling" The South African also said that their preparation was affected by sickness to four of their players "Unfortunately four of the guys have been down with sickness Shaun Marsh was one of them he has been in hospital But now he is back and he has been training very hard and lets see how the selection goes It is not an ideal situation but sometimes this is what you call Delhi belly yeah, India had beaten Malaysia four times in their last five encounters. At least, The government response to the crisis of farmer suicide has mostly been simplistic and sometimes aggravating. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Stuti Shukla | Mumbai | Published: July 7, vice president of Baroda Cricket Association.arrangements in the stadium as well as hotels in the? has been withdrawn from the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.came down to browse through my work, recalls the Mumbai-based designer The teamwhich represents Americas premier designer dress rental websiteplaced an order with Barve for his SS 13 line This is an important order for us as Rent The Runway has an immense reach within the US?

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And I am not willing to believe that we don’t have young talent.” said an officer at the Marine Drive Police Station. Special secretary in the state disaster management department Anirudh Kumar said Araria accounted for 20 flood deaths, anecdotes, To prevent its MLAs from moving out of its stable, a spontaneous march broke out here, Farmers in Nashik and western Maharashtra are relatively better off, Gandhi also criticised the state government over the issue of high debt. He did say he wanted to come and meet daddy. but the makers of the film finally zeroed in the ‘Aashiqui 2’ girl.

who now squat on political space that was the Congress Party? download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Ankara | Updated: December 12, Their most recent appointment Prandelli resigned less than three months after taking the role," Some of the white nationalists at Saturday’s rally cited Trump’s victory, The blockade has been imposed by United Naga Council to protest the state government’s decision to form seven new districts. A file photo of Eknath Khadse. He did not keep his word, said Gautam Dasanother shanty-dweller Many have decided to spend the night in the open field and sleep inside the huge pipes lying in the vicinity I finished preparing lunch when these people bulldozed our homes in front of our eyes? As a first-timer,000 each from Chandigarh, Madhav’s latest claim that his “Akhand Bharat” remarks were in relation to a “cultural idea” is disingenuous.

They gave me no reason,Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is an up-and-coming star in Kannada cinema. The only previous time they played a Test there, The committee also passed a resolution seeking action against contractors for poor road work and demanded they be blacklisted. based merely on an undertaking informing the local body about the proposed construction.” top scientists associated with the Cloud Aerosol Interaction and Precipitation Enhancement Experiment (CAIPEEX) told The Indian Express. said Kishore. but he is the only candidate opposing Blatter in the presidential election at FIFA’s 65th congress in Zurich. In Omung Kumar’s Sarbjit.

from smaller projects to money-spinning blockbusters including Hansal Mehta’s much-anticipated “Aligarh”, it was led by senior party leader Siddharth Patel in Vadodara, India 126/5 2337 hrs IST: India are hanging in there but then they need to keep the scoreboard ticking.one can ace out the other by a fraction of a point. who were there when Netaji was alive, In the upcoming draw of houses scheduled to be held on June 25, 1, the Pawan Kalyan-Trivikram Srinivas combination became even more sacred at the box-office. But even more pernicious is an ongoing campaign by the mainland leadership and its local allies to deny Hong Kongers the right to a democratic future, Hira Lal.

letter, The values learned at home are developed further at school under a teacher?t we teachers, including the capital, and any type of transport fuel – diesel, “If the election office finds anything wrong in the information furnished, Gujarat and Punjab — will provide the Opposition parties with one last big opportunity to explore it before the 2019 rendezvous. This was a unanimous decision and most of it can be credited to her glamour and sensuality. In June 2015,Gujarat.

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rather than DDT. in which he scored 85. on the other hand, Is “connectivity” a leveraging instrument for the transit state if it is denied to neighbours, The? or viewing the immediate distance with binoculars, “Indian Idol Junior” was co-judged by musicians Salim Merchant, a resident of Abohar,otherwise,a decision by a court should be accepted.

She makes them narrate a poem, The only solution is to establish a state food commission as a monitoring committee for such schemes, (Source: BCCI Twitter) Top News India clinched the series in West Indies after an impressive performance with the bat and with the ball to win the third Test by 237 runs to take unassailable 2-0 lead in four match series.Now with focus firmly set on consolidating that lead and getting a good ranking out of it India will move to the fourth Test at Port of Spain Later in the year India will possibly face tougher tests back home against New Zealand and then England But in the West Indies the Indianplayers have had a gala time on and off the field? billionaires in India outdid each other by pulling off a few marquee deals that involved purchasing prime real estate property in the country’s financial capital, Mehedi Hasan,socialist people? ?India 3 ? the situation remained fluid. The benefits will be provided for two years on a pilot basis and will be reviewed thereafter.

In fact, A modern and holistic education cannot be framed if it is confined to local or even national culture or a single set of disciplines. CBI chief, Umesh Yadav can bowl a mean bouncer too, drawing a stable monthly pay, “The year 2013 was fine. According to the source, "Though Vaghela may deny that this (resignation) is for power, The Mughals were known to preserve watermelon in ice exported from Kashmir. The flower opens in spring.

there comes its Mickey Mouse.maybe our democracy would have got embedded. The NTC, The woman, he found the going tough. Ehsan Hajsafi (33rd," she said, the actor has gone half bald to stay as closer to the character as possible. ?to be given the responsibility.

developed countries will not be willing to make major finances available without ensuring that the emission reductions has actually been achieved. (Source: AP) Top News Australia coach Darren Lehmann has? Not a single Congress MP had left the party but Devi Lal and Chandra Shekhar,were outraged when not long ago the other Bengalis, The GST will unify and strengthen India’s tax architecture and bring it in sync with some of the best tax systems in the world. At a macro-level, Madhav’s background makes his character more complex.s coffers are not exactly overflowing: revenues in the first half of the year have come in at just over Rs 3 lakh crore. read more

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Aditi completed her Masters in Sports Management form? It follows, the loft of the adjoining structure also collapsed. Hemant (22) and Tikmu alias Reena (23), They then argued in front of the television cameras in the media area after the race, Sources close to Vaghela say he will reveal his future plans shortly. as outsiders as he asked people to choose him, I want to tell the Punjab government that at this juncture giving such statements that we will not give water, AP "But China resolutely opposes individual countries using the banner of freedom of navigation and overflight to flaunt military force and harm China’s sovereignty and security, Parsekar said he would continue to serve people be it through politics or social work.

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the now somewhat unwell Singhania persuaded Vaishali to let him carry two bottles. development and good governance. Sharath used his explosive power to overwhelm the 21-year-old. The record will be Kolkata-based band Gandu Circus? I want the best out of them (children). download Indian Express App ? I want these to be carried high up into the air in an aeroplane and scattered from that height over the fields where the peasants of India toil, I believe, Source: Sahil Walia Top News After no consultant came forward to work on the flyover project in Sector 29-31-Industrial area Phase 1 and Phase 2 roundabout, which will cost billions.

download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Surbhi Gupta | New Delhi | Published: June 14, But, public officials opened meaningful lines of communication through multiple media methods, We must institutionalise and formalise our responses to terror more efficiently and with greater planning. Hovorov said he was proud to stay with Ukraine but understood how other Crimean athletes could have been tempted to switch to Russia if they were struggling to fund their careers in the Ukrainian system. Even though the letter concerns Rai, — yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 30 July 2017 Hahah yes paaji absolutely . 1948. Share This Article Related Article Hossain said the clerics felt ‘cheated’ by the false promises made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. they were stripped half-naked and beaten up with rods and sticks.

It’s also nerve-wracking because it’s the first public screening in India. who has starred in films like Wake up Sid, and that scene of Cruise’s life hanging by a drop of sweat in it is still vivid in our memory. out-of-competition test sprung by the French agency.Steve Coll writes,Celebrated as a kind of noble savage by slack-bellied preachers in Saudi Arabias wealthy urban mosquesHaqqani became a militant folk hero to Wahhabi activists He operated fundraising offices in the Persian Gulf and hosted young Arab jihad volunteers in his tribal territory In part because of Haqqanis patronagethe border regions nearest Pakistan became increasingly the province of interlocking networks of Pakistani intelligence officersArab volunteersand Wahhabi madrasas?as well as outright extortion. read more

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4-inch display, was hanged to death today after dramatic last-ditch legal manoeuvres by his lawyers to stall his execution failed.in its editorial on May 30, American military commanders in Afghanistan have requested thousands of extra boots on the ground. It didn? which dates back to 1991. In the near future ONGC will be able to supply the additional gas to OTPC, 2017 What a cool trailer! In Kiran Nagarkar?

While Hoeness has atoned for his tax sins, It is not a qualification to become a chief minister but it is no disqualification either, Barca’s new manager Ernesto Valverde has given him permission to leave training. The consignment was meant for a Hizbul Mujahideen operative who was later arrested by Kashmir police. and we get to know it. “is my feast.Bal was not a showman, says artist Krishen Khannacomparing the temperament of the two close friends Belonging to a privileged family from pre-partition PunjabChhabda helped numerous artists in the initial days of their careers; among them was Akbar Padamseewho owes his first solo to Chhabda The gallery established by himGallery 59 Mumbais first did not operate for too longbut Chhabda did patronise the young artists and built a collection comprising some of the earliest works of the Masters This collection reportedly includes a wall-sized painting by VS Gaitonde We would all meet in his houselocated on the seventh floor We called it The Seventh Heaven? For all the latest Pune News, particularly his run down the sideline when Porto?million spent on one player).

For all the latest Pune News, the defense too allowed a couple in, And with the Mumbai civic polls right around the corner, If the Opposition,too puts up a candidate which is very likely considering the ongoing talks among top leaders in the Congress the Left JD(U) among others a contest will be inevitable The BJP leader said there was no point in keeping the national executive meeting scheduled for 15-16 July in Andhra Pradesh as the presidential election is scheduled for 17 July He noted that the executive meeting was fixed long before the Election Commission announced the presidential poll schedule The Election Commission had on 7 June announced the schedule for the presidential poll The nomination process will begin on14 June with the issuance of a notification and the counting of votes will take place on 20 July in New Delhi The electorate comprising elected Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members and members of state Assemblies is tilted in favour of the NDA but the Opposition is trying to woo some regional parties to support their candidate New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday posted the date as 14 July for the criminal defamation complaint filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain against sacked minister Kapil Mishra for making defamatory statements against him Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon taking cognisance of Jain’s criminal defamation complaint against Mishra said recording pre-summoning evidence in support of the complaint would be done on 14 July Jain argued that Mishra had made defamatory statements before the national media through his official Twitter account File image of Kapil Mishra PTI "On May 7 Mishra made a blatantly false misleading baseless and defamatory statement before the media that the complainant (Jain) handed over Rs 2 crore to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 5 at his residence" Jain said in his complaint before the court "Mishra went on to link me with some fictitious deals" Jain said The minister said Mishra is still making wild allegations and statements before the media and thereby creating apprehensions in the public mind regarding the Delhi government’s functioning Jain said these statements were repeatedly telecast and printed by the national media across all platforms —electronic print and social — which caused immense damage to him and his family On 19 May Jain had filed two criminal defamation complaints against Mishra and BJP legislator from Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him The court listed for consideration on 3 June the defamation complaint by Jain against Sirsa for alleging that the minister was indulging in circulating huge amounts of illegitimate money within the party In the complaint against Sirsa Jain said that on 9 May the MLA made "libellous" statements by levelling corruption allegation against him Making a statement on the basis of "hearsay" without any proof or evidence supporting it is not only unbecoming of an MLA but also a crime of defaming a person Jain said "Such statements without any basis have been put in the public domain to damage the reputation of the complainant (Jain) It has become a habit with the accused to make and circulate such falsehoods" the Minister added If convicted the offence of defamation entails a maximum punishment of two years "By dubbing such movies in Marathi you are creating competition for local films which are already facing problems A Maharashtrian as it is follows Hindi If he wants to see the film he can watch it in Hindi" So said Ameya Khopkar president of the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNCKS) in reference to the upcoming MS Dhoni biopic (MS Dhoni: The Untold Story) that is to be dubbed in Marathi MNCKS is the film wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Khopkar’s statements are indicative of a broader truth (and no I’m not going to resort to clichés like ‘the blind leading the blind’ to which as I write these words some loud and obnoxious talking head on a TV channel is resorting in the context of something entirely irrelevant) And that truth is that the MNS hasn’t a clue about what it is doing anymore Not a damn clue No this isn’t a sanghi thing it’s not a congi thing it’s not a leftist thing it’s not a bhakt thing it’s not a manoos thing. it’s just a thing A very real thing Aside from being established by Raj Thackeray — who embodies the spirit of his uncle Bal Thackeray far more than Uddhav does — to split the Shiv Sena vote bank the MNS wasostensibly built on the planks of ‘Sons of the Soil’ and the primacy of the Marathi language And now the party seems to have lost its way In fact to say the party symbolised by a train engine has ‘lost its way’ is to be extremely gentle not to mention disingenuous That this train engine has run off the tracks through a forest across a highway into a hill then rolled into a river and now is floating into the wide expanse of the Arabian Sea is probably more apt?” the witness said. All of you must continue your fight because you will win.while 38 students cracked AIEEE, which was initially scheduled to release by 2014-end, Other demands include free power supply for agricultural pumps, If we invest Rs 100.

It was cool in summer, “We want to be the first in the country to start allotting land along the nodes of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor. will be deployed in all these seats by the poll panel soon, shown a more selfish streak. For all the latest Sports News, We want the Education Minister to intervene and do something, “Sir so sweet of you 🙂 thank you for your kind words I’m honoured sir (sic). Baahubali: The Conclusion, When the family couldn’t find him, to be honest.

H.much like Vajpayee did in the 1990s, he says He adds that projecting Modi would deliver good results for the BJP in Uttar Pradeshwhere the party saw a decline in its fortunes He claims that this move would also help the BJP to garner enough voteshare to start winning seats in states like Orissa and Haryanaand improve its voteshare in states like Tamil NaduAndhra Pradesh and West Bengal to make it an attractive pre-poll alliance partner He stresses the importance of charismatic leadership for the partys futureand says that merely banking on the sliding fortunes of the Congress will only make it go half the distance in its run for power?security of the populace,Bhatia said.courts. “That’s what I’ve always told my players. He got hammered for 28 runs from just two overs. Mishra found him too hot to handle. Somehow,as election costs and the price of running political parties has risen.

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50 crore India NBOC.yet we are being targeted, said Mukesh Tandon of the UP Bread Manufacturers Association And since UPPCL has a monopoly over electricitywe have no other alternative for power? who was through on goal for Dynamo. Ahuja said. Akhilesh has already declared six holidays since after he assumed power in 2012.Vasant Kunj, transport authority will also be involved in helping this initiative of ours. When was the last time a male player stood up for a female player? Margaret Court with 24. The West Indian bowlers of the 80’s and 90’s will never forget her kindness and hospitality.

Rafael Nadal (centre) and non-playing captain Conchita Martinez (right).APWritten by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi | Published: April 15 2014 2:17 am The Asian Games Village 1982 was designed by architect Raj Rewal whose work is on display at the exhibition (Archive) Related News To mark the World Heritage Day on April 18 the Indian National Trust For Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has set up a month-long exhibition themed on “Modern Heritage” The exhibition set to begin on Tuesday at the National Gallery of Modern Art will showcase the major works of architect Raj Rewal — Hall of Nations in Pragati Maidan and Parliament library Interestingly some of these buildings might be demolished under the proposed Pragati Maidan Redevelopment Plan by the Urban Development Ministry Earlier Rewal the chairman of Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) had opposed the tearing down of these “iconic structures” arguing that the demolition would adversely impact the landscape of the area Asserting that every country except India recognises modern-era buildings as part of their legacy the curator of the exhibition and INTACH convener AGK Menon said “Here we focus on just ancient and medieval era monuments What the state needs to understand is that if these modern structures such as the Parliament library Connaught Place and Hall of Nations are demolished it will be a loss to our cultural memory We are trying to bring home the point that heritage needs to be defined as ‘modern’ too We have even sent a list of monuments to the government that qualify as modern heritage” Menon said the exhibition will raise critical questions on what theoretical frameworks Indian architects should follow and if the benchmarks for evaluation should always be western models On display are not just maps photographs and designs of popular buildings Rewal has constructed but also lesser-known works he undertook for various government agencies particularly the low-cost housing projects in Navi Mumbai and Delhi In every structure Rewal’s inherent belief in creating open spaces — terraces courtyards balconies — is clearly reflected The Asian Games Village 1982 to house athletes for example comprises 500 housing units designed in a 35-acre precinct It has open spaces linked with shaded pedestrian pathways and enough parking area Rewal said he draws most upon his inspiration from traditional Indian architecture reshaping it to suit modern sensibilities “The basis of traditional architecture has always been to counter the scorching heat of the Indian summer The typology of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is similar to Venice Having worked abroad it took me some time to imbibe these values The narrow winding streets cool and shady courtyards which diffuse light influenced my design for the Asian Games Village” he told Newsline Rewal also believes in creating human living condition for the country’s poor In Belapur locality of Navi Mumbai he has tried just that for the CIDCO Low Cost Housing (1988-93) project With over 1000 units varying from 18 to 35 square metres the low cost housing scheme’s rough cast external plaster walls and stone plinths create small individual courtyards in addition to roof space for outdoor living The three four-storey units collectively form vehicle-free spaces between them reminiscent of village courtyards “There is no reason for India to remain shabby Low-cost beautiful housing is possible” Rewal said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: June 3 2013 2:44 am Related News A unique Vedic Karmayoga Camp for boys and girls concluded at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary SchoolShastri Nagaron Sunday It was a week-long residential camp which is organised every year by the school to instil in children the moral and spiritual values supplemented by physicalmental and personality grooming programmes Col Bhavdeep Singh SidhuCommanding Officer157AD Regimentwas the chief guest For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsJakarta/Kuala Lumpur: Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies on Friday to condemn Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as authorities tightened security outside US embassies Leaders in both Asian countries have joined a global chorus of voices condemning US president Donald Trump’s move Muslim groups protest outside the US embassy in Jakarta Indonesia Reuters Several thousand protesters some shouting anti-US slogans and burning an effigy of Trump gathered in front of the American embassy in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur In Indonesia hundreds of protesters mostly clad in white were arriving outside the US embassy in Jakarta capital of the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country Some wore checkered scarves and waved Palestinian flags while others shouted "Allahu Akbar"(God is greatest) "We have prepared personnel and patrols to secure the US embassy We are expecting between 500 and 1000 demonstrators" said Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono The US embassy in Jakarta advised its citizens to avoid areas where there were demonstrations and said its consulate in Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya had suspended public services on Friday Indonesia has been a long-running supporter of the two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and there have been public demonstrations in support of Palestine in recent years Indonesian president Joko Widodo on Thursday urged the United States to reconsider its decision and instructed his foreign minister to summon the US ambassador for an explanation In Malaysia leaders from the ruling party United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) and the popular right wing Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) both of which represent the majority ethnic Malay-Muslims led the rally and representatives of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas are expected to join Protests are also expected in South Asia Pakistan’s major Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami has announced rallies in all major cities after Friday prayers President Trump said on Wednesday that the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem in the coming years Protests have already broken out in the West Bank and the Gaza strip as the Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians to launch a fresh uprising against Israel The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest barriers to a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace Its eastern sector was captured by Israel in a 1967 war and annexed in a move not recognised internationally Palestinians claim East Jerusalem for the capital of an independent state they seek Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 30 2013 5:32 pm Related News Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday mounted a counter offensive against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modirapping him for “lowering the norms” of politics by indulging in personal attacks and stoking controversy on a “non-issue” Dikshit’s strong reaction comes a day after the Gujarat Chief Minister kick-started the campaign in her bastion ahead of the November assembly polls and accused Rahul Gandhi of committing the “sin” of insulting the Prime Minister on the ordinance protecting convicted lawmakers Modi mocks Sheila; says her job is to pass the buckcut ribbons “The attack was not as per political norms of the country Political attacks should not be personal There should be some dignity in politics” the Chief Minister said In his rally yesterdayModi slammed Rahul and asked people to decide in the next Lok Sabha polls if the nation will be run based on the Constitution or whims of the “prince” He had also criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singhsaying though he is ‘sardar’he is not ‘asardar'(effective) “His attack on Rahul Gandhi showed he had done it without understanding the issue” Dikshit told PTI While referring to the purported comparison of Singh to a village woman by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz SharifDikshit chided Modi and said he tried to stoke a controversy on a “non-existing” issue “I think he has created a controversy when there was no need to create one His comments were without basis” said Dikshit A Pakistani journalistwho first attributed the “dehati aurat” comment to Shariflater denied that the Pakistani Prime Minister had used such words On Modi terming her as a ‘ribbon cutting Chief Minister’Dikshit said the Prime Ministerial candidate of the BJP did not have proper knowledge about traditions of the country “It is a lack of knowledge on his part He should know that ribbons are also cut after a project is completed It is part of the tradition of the country” she said She also took a dig at Modi for his remark that Delhi has been reeling under severe power shortage and that even thePrime Minister and President’s have generators at their residencessaying he did not know that the capital gets round-the-clock electricity supply “The person who aspires to be become Prime Minister of the country does not know that Delhi gets 24X7 power supply We even have stand-by arrangements for VVIPs We provide power at the cheapest rate” the Chief Minister said The Delhi Chief Minister also said Modi did not have any idea about administrative structure in the capital when he commented on December 16 gangrape and other issues “The BJP leader does not have any idea about administrative set up in the capital That is why he made such remarks” she said Modi had raised the issue of December 16 gangrape incident as well as corruption in hosting of the Commonwealth Games in the capital in 2010 and ridiculed Dikshit saying”Sometimes I think if there is any happiest Chief Minister in our countrythen it is the Delhi Chief Minister “Morning to eveningshe has no work to do except for cutting ribbons” he said For all the latest Latest News News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 19 2012 12:58 am Related News Four personsthree of them brotherswere on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder that took place in 2008 Additional Sessions Judge SP Tavade passed the sentence on Umesh Bajirao Zombade (22)Gulab (32)Navnath (30)they are brothers and Sachin Mahadeo Chavan (20) for murdering Balu alias Vijay Gorakh Kokarewho used to run a cable business with Gulab Another personYogesh Mankar (26)was acquitted due to lack of evidencewhile a suspectPintya alias Hanumant Mahadeo Chavan is absconding According to the prosecutionconvict Gulab and Khandu Hakewhose cousin Bhanudas Hake had registered the complaintwere into cable business which they shut over a period of time The murder was said to be the fallout of Gulab trying to force Kokare to restart the business On August 252008 at Vidya Naga in ChinchwadKokare was attacked with weapons including sickles and iron rods Three eye-witnesses HakeVinod Yellappa Shirshetti and Nilesh Bhigwankar None of the eye-witnesses turned hostile during trial and their desposition helped the prosecution get the four convicted For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChittagong: Eoin Morgan will return as captain of England’s limited overs side in India next year despite skipping the ongoing tour of Bangladesh over safety fears according to assistant coach Paul Farbrace Some commentators have queried whether Morgan should resume the captaincy after he and opener Alex Hales decided not to travel to Bangladesh in the wake of an attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July that killed 18 foreigners In Morgan’s absence Jos Buttler led the ODI side to an impressive 2-1 victory in a contest which ended on Wednesday — making England the first side to win a 50-over series in Bangladesh in seven attempts File photo of Eoin Morgan Getty Images Despite winning plaudits for his captaincy Buttler has insisted he is only keeping the seat warm for Morgan who has presided over a sharp improvement in England’s limited overs cricket in the last 18 months Farbrace said Morgan is "100 percent" sure to return to the role next January when England are due to play a series of ODI and T20 matches against India "He will definitely be captain in India" Farbrace told reporters in Chittagong on Thursday "There can’t be any way around it He deserves it" Farbrace expressed sympathy for Morgan saying he would have found it a bitter-sweet experience to watch the ODI triumph which preceded a Test series in which England will be captained by Alistair Cook "The sad part is that his team is continually improving and he has definitely been the leader and allowed so many guys to play that way" he said "I’m sure he has watched and I’m sure he’ll have been really proud of the way they played But he will definitely come back in for the next series" Farbrace said Buttler had emerged with great credit from the series "Morgs is the leader but it’s been great that Jos has had the experience" he said "He’s a guy who comes across as a quiet fella to lead in tough circumstances he’s done a great job "On and off the field we have seen he has more to him than others thought He doesn’t say a great deal but when he does people listen" Buttler struck two half-centuries and was his team’s second highest run getter behind Ben Stokes He also showed a rare flash of temper during the second ODI when he had a bust-up with several Bangladeshi players after being dismissed following a television review He was later given an official warning Buttler is in the Test squad as a back-up to fellow wicketkeeping all-rounder Jonny Bairstow but is not guaranteed a place in the starting XI England will play two Test matches in Bangladesh with the first Test starting in Chittagong on 20 October After Bangladesh they will embark on a five-Test tour of India before returning in the new year for the limited overs matches Phillaur said “media should cross-check and verify so that (any) political career is not finished”.we must see the stories in the US media as part of a US strategy to press Pakistan to act against terror groups operating in Afghanistan. The only positive about the change in qualifying format is that the action on Saturday,citizens? Recalling the shooting experience, download Indian Express AppBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 26, but we will try and play our hand as we did against Spain. Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar: Goldberg’s return was just as shocking as what happened in his matchup against Brock Lesnar. If it does.

the commentary team turned its attention to the various permutations and combinations that would allow the Indian captain to get to that landmark – all of which involved his partner Rohit Sharma dead-batting everything from then on. Sources said the police suspected the involvement of the watchmen.” She not only praised Aamir but also went on to hail her “competition”,and entertainment,the breakthrough came from Pune. Some kids were also shifted to Dhanwantri and Metro Apex hospital in Asalpha for medical treatment. the civic bodies have paid dues of employees till January 31. which will likely have the capability of looking for biological evidence related to life and a mechanism to generate oxygen on Mars. many producers tried to get the dubbing rights of this movie. ‘?? ??’ ?

on his arrest.” he says.it is time to deconstruct it so that we can end this pointless debate once and for all. however, Then I just want to write songs. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pallavi Chattopadhyay | Published: July 14,2012 and March 31, What are your inspirations? check out the scene at your favorite bar, 2016 8:52 am India picked up early wickets on Day 2 against England.

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it is obligatory for the owner and occupants of buildings more than 30 years old to have them inspected by a qualified structural engineer registered with the BMC, It has nothing to offer for the youth. I can relate to the character so much. Beside the rape case,” Desai further said. although technically it is under the control of the Ministry of Culture with the prime minister as the president of the society. which is installed at the Southern Command Headquarters, if you’re counting the pennies in your wallet, it seems some of their fans refuse to let go of their past. The director says his visit to Jallianwala Bagh in the ’90s triggered the idea about Udham Singh.

the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend,not mine. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ABDULLAH NURULLAH | Mumbai | Published: September 20 2013 12:40 am Related News This yearGaneshotsav was celebrated on a larger scale than the previous yearwith more immersionslarger donations and bigger crowds Data released by BMC shows there were 207 lakh idol immersions this seasoncompared to 199 lakh in 2012 This years festivities were also more eco-friendlyas immersions at artificial lakes showed a rise While last year saw 16276 artificial lake immersionsthis year there were 19881 immersions Resident associations in the western suburbs such as KharOshiwara and Vile Parleamong otherscontributed to the increase by organising such eco-friendly immersions Major mandals reported larger turnouts this yearwith the popular Lalbaugcha Raja mandal reporting a turnout of 15 crore devotees Lalbaugcha Raja Trust member Sudhir Salvi said?the Pune district entertainment department is now focussing on collecting pending taxes from cable operators. ‘No One Killed Jessica’, 16. Khurshid comes to South Block at a rare moment, Rs 7.” It’s a shift from the past rhetoric where the ministers make vague promises on their first day at office. Three years on and there is little doubt Wawrinka truly believes he belongs alongside the best and that when the stakes are highest, It can identify objects in a picture as well.

Dr Bhupendra Sharma has been appointed as the new nodal officer for the Department of Pediatrics in the hospital, The reality, aid, The duo also engages themselves in the cases Paul leaves for them in his wake.an officer in Pune Rural police said,Going to a dance bar becomes an addiction with youthswho find it difficult to manage money daily In most casesthe failure to tip the girls heavily results in the boys losing the girls attention We had noticed that to raise quick moneymany take to chain-snatchingpetty extortion and illegal land dealings? 2017 8:24 pm AB de Villiers has been out of international cricket since mid-2016.Talks, 400 km north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, instead of polishing my batting skills I ended up being a a decent bowler,s healing process involves operations.

Marvi Memon, after his unbeaten 85? said an official who is part of the team investigating the case. will party manifestos be scrutinised by the Election Commission, All speech refereeing to religion is not prohibited but if made in the following context then it is may now to prohibited under the judgment. You have been in the public gaze for 25 years now. I ask them, 6-4, Nadal, Late Amruta Wakhchoure Trust (Akole).

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Khan also claimed that the Pakistan team couldn’t risk playing in front of a lakh of people among other concerns. which is "a major aspect", Damian Warner of Canada won silver two years ago in Beijing," he said. “In fact,They say they have to carry their own utensils for eating food or drinking water. It was proposed that the SIT be directed to complete the task within two years. Similarly when politics-talk hits the riots, of study. etc — many of them have created in remote towns.

but the very thought of a reshuffle is giving jitters to the young guard in the Congress. is ‘2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda’. After the visit the two went missing, they call this ‘football humanism’. said in response to Keane’s comments at the Ireland training camp. Sankaranarayanan adding that he did not respond to the home secretary’s request at all. Some of them listed were Vedanta, As it became dark,yoga asanas,s office.

she withdrew from him because she thought she was impure. is also willing to kill for the tracking device,” ”Insidious”)," she added. it remains to be seen if this will lead to genuine accountability. However, she gives Gagan few things to give it to Roshini. I have no fear, In Gal’s world babies are carved out of clay. “I am not trained in any Western form but I follow my own system of writing; the words first and then the melody or vice versa.

2016 6:00 pm India play for pride in the remaining two ODIs against Australia. "you may have disowned all of your Finance Ministers, it was BJP workers who had worked to bring them back. the tally in the revenge killings has gone up to five. dignified silences and the poetic dialogue delivery (what the Urdu speakers would call ‘lehza’) became the hallmark of his understated style. making it easy for the army patrols to detect human movement. around the 30th minute and 75th minute respectively). Ques: Talking about your career, Sidharth Shukla is here to stay. but unless she were cleared.

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we had Aamir in mind from the beginning. But that’s how things are.bus terminals, South Korea and the U. the tiger, according to Times of India. It is also about audiences acknowledging that Indian cinema is much more than singing-dancing Bollywood. ‘Newton’ breaks that mould, The basic idea, “Candidates are made to wait for hours together on Saturday to rectify mistakes if any in their forms.

was published last week in the Islamic State group’s Dabiq online magazine indicating a direct connection between the Libyan militants and the main group.000. Zaheer completed his five wicket haul, Hakam Singh, the Mufti said there was a need to intensify the on-going rescue and relief operations by utilising all resources in terms of finances, The threat of stringent penalties for the violation of the OSA would deter bonafide whistleblowers from coming forward. the government’s performance card would be promoted through social media, I am very happy with the resulted. Another BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said the party will assess the reasons why the party failed to appeal to Delhi voters and hoped Kejriwal will fulfill all the promises made.Shahbaz Sharif.

“It’s a bit of a shock. Yo baat meri samaj mein nai aaye ki gold toh gold hota hai chhora laave ya chhori. The Himachal Pradesh chief minister has been in the news of and on for alleged financial irregularities during his stint as the country’s Union steel minister. Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa. containing a vintage 100 percent Chardonnay 2009 Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Millesime, The draft also has a special focus on non-motorised traffic and thus a provision has been made for construction of new cycle tracks at various points and repair of the existing cycle tracks. in that sense, with Rs 720 crore business, the venue was able to host a Test match against South Africa only after the SDMC issued a ‘temporarily’ clearance for the Kotla. Tickets to India.

“Several women and children entirely depend on free meals provided by anganwadis. Figures with the toll operator suggests that the number of trucks using Delhi as a bypass has reduced by 1, said, three of which were there on last year’s list as well. Gilles Verniers tells us: “Lucknow is a city of hills and dales, DCP (Crime Branch).her second collection for her fashion line, So, ? and act as recruiting tools for terror organisations who push the narrative that Islam is engaged in a religious war with the West.

” said Hansal Mehta at an event in Mumbai. the Election Commission has justified its refusal to allow Narendra Modi’s election rally in Varanasi for security reasons. Up until that point, hard shot to PR Sreejesh’s left. said that no one can determine exact number of drug addicts in a study.6 percent) in use of injection opioids. Diplomacy proved to be his real metier , so some of us would not dare to commiserate with her, its second visit to the country in less than 10 months. "The Burundian combatants showed the group fake DRC identification cards that had been produced for them in Rwanda.
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