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Couple lands helicopter in California poppy fields, prompting investigation

first_imgAlex Stone/ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — In an effort to protect the delicate flowers, officials at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve have be working hard to keep selfie-seeking guests on the paths and out of the fields. Little did they know they had to watch out for helicopters, too.On Monday afternoon, a couple flew over the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and landed their helicopter in the poppies, according to California State Parks PIO Jorge Moreno. The incident was captured by a poppy field guest.“We never thought it would be explicitly necessary to state that it is illegal to land a helicopter in the middle of the fields and begin hiking off trail in the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, but recent events have shown that we were wrong,” the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve said in a now-deleted Facebook post.When law enforcement officials tried to approach the couple, the pair ran back to their helicopter and flew off.This season’s super blooms across California have drawn massive crowds determined to get a glimpse of the beauty. The influx of visitors has not been without challenge to the communities and their poppies.Over the last two weeks, for example, the city of Lake Elsinore has struggled to keep its poppy fields open. On March 17, it said on its Facebook page that the fields had been closed due to a lack of resources. A few days later, however, they reopened with new plans in place to control vehicle and foot traffic.The California State Park staff have been preparing for this year’s bloom for months, and created the #DontDoomTheBloom and #BeautyITheBloom to create social awareness and responsibility, according to Moreno. They’ve noticed visitors both at the park and on social media educating each other on how to properly enjoy the blooms.“This year’s bloom is spectacular and we understand that visitors want to take that great photo but going off trails or laying on the flowers causes irreversible damages to the natural habitat,” Moreno told ABC News.Those who stray from the path could be fined, Moreno said, noting that fees will vary.“We understand this may not seem like the crime of the century, but it only takes the actions of a few to wreck the scenery for years to come,” Antelope Valley Reserve said on Facebook.As for the two who landed their helicopter, Moreno said that California State Parks is continuing to investigate the incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New ‘Varsity Blues’ charges affect 11 parents, including Lori Loughlin

first_imgiStock(LOS ANGELES) — A grand jury in Boston on Tuesday returned additional charges against 18 people tied to the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal.The new charges affect 11 of 15 previously charged parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, and seven university officials. Mossimo Giannuli, Loughlin’s husband, is also included in those facing additional charges.The jury in the District of Massachusetts is alleging that 11 defendants — Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, Mossimo Giannulli, Elisabeth Kimmell, Lori Loughlin, William McGlashan Jr., Marci Palatella, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh and Robert Zangrillo — “conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children’s admission,” according to the Department of Justice statement.The charges, announced in separate statements by the U.S. Department of Justice, may not have come as much of a surprise after prosecutors had warned parents who didn’t plead guilty that they could face additional charges, attorneys involved in the case told ABC News.Wilson, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, additionally has been charged with two counts of substantive federal programs bribery in connection with efforts to use bribes to get his children into Harvard University and Stanford University.The indictments also include more charges against McGlashan Jr., Wilson, Zangrillo and Joey Chen, who stand accused of fraud and honest services wire fraud in connection with previous charges.The new charges apply only to parents like Loughlin who have opted not to plead guilty to the initial indictment. Parents who’ve already pleaded guilty or agreed to pleas were spared additional charges.There are no immediate court appearances associated with the new charges. The main effect is to expose the accused parents to additional prison time at sentencing should they be convicted.“Today’s charges are the result of ongoing investigation in the nationwide college admissions case,” Andrew E. Lelling, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said in a statement. “Our goal from the beginning has been to hold the defendants fully accountable for corrupting the college admissions process through cheating, bribery and fraud. The superseding indictments will further that effort.”The seven university officials facing additional charges are: Gordon Ernst, Donna Heinel, Jorge Salcedo, Mikaela Sanford, Jovan Vavic, Niki Williams and William Ferguson.They’re accused of “conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, and honest services mail and wire fraud, in connection with the previously charged scheme to accept bribes and engage in other forms of fraud to facilitate cheating on standardized admissions tests and to secure the admission of students to elite universities by designating them as purported athletic recruits or members of other favored admissions categories,” according to the statement.Ernst, Heinel, Salcedo, Sanford, Vavic and Williams also “face substantive wire and honest services wire fraud charges in connection with the scheme,” the DOJ said. Additionally, Ernst, Heinel, and Salcedo are facing new charges of “conspiring to commit federal programs bribery by soliciting and accepting bribes to facilitate the admission of students to the universities where they worked: Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, and The University of California — Los Angeles.”Ernst also has been charged with “substantive counts of federal programs bribery and money laundering,” the statement said.There are no immediate court appearances associated with the new charges, but the main effect is to expose the parents to additional prison time at sentencing should they be convicted.Those now facing additional charges were arrested earlier this year, or in 2018, for their roles in the $25 million college admissions scandal allegedly masterminded by William “Rick” Singer.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Movers and shakers

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Movers and shakersOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Who’s doing what on the national employment law scene?  We give the low-down on this year’shigh-fliers, as chronicled in the latest Legal 500Once again employment law has seen a year of dynamic change, both in termsof substantive law and the market, with many firms enlarging their teams tocope with the continuing developments in this increasingly important practicearea. Heading the table again this year, two firms stand out in terms of both sizeand long-term commitment to employment law. Baker & McKenzie, ably led bypartner Christine O’Brien, has not been as adversely affected as was expectedby the departure in April 1999 of Fraser Younson. Among the work of the fivepartners and 21 assistants last year was the successful defence of a £9mwrongful dismissal case in Wheatley v Control Techniques and Emerson ElectricCo, and winning for bankers JP Morgan in an indirect sex discrimination casebrought by former female vice-president Aisling Sykes. Simmons &Simmons has an outstanding team, with four partners and 20assistants led by the high-profile Janet Gaymer and the other partners, WilliamDawson, Simon Watson and Mark Hewland, all highly respected practitioners. Inthe last year, the group has significantly expanded its financial servicescapability with new clients including Deutsche Bank, alongside existing clientsFirst National Bank of Chicago. Eversheds, with a national reputation for employment law, is a strong forcein London. The dynamic Elaine Aarons heads up a team of 14 assistants alongwith partners Roger Steel, Helga Breen and Rob McCreath. In the past 12 monthsthe firm has advised the FSA on the creation of the Financial Ombudsman schemeand advised CGU on its reorganisation following the merger between CommercialUnion and General Accident. Fox Williams is home to heavy hitters Ronnie Fox and Jane Mann. Fox is knownas a tough negotiator with a distinctive style, while Mann is the incumbentchairperson of the Employment Lawyers Association. The firm successfullydefended a sex discrimination claim for Charman Underwriting Agencies and alsoacted for the former managing director of Saga Petroleum in a discriminationsuit, illustrating both employer and employee expertise. Lewis Silkin’s employment team of five partners and ten assistants is jointlyled by Michael Burd and James Davies, strong players with complementary skills.The past year saw it act for Kamlesh Bahl in her dispute with the Law Societyand advise the Interpublic Group on the employment implications arising fromthe merger of The Lowe Group and Lintas, two of the UK’s leading advertisingagencies. Lovells’ London team of ten assistants is headed by Andrew Williamson andalso boasts partners David Harper, Naomi Feinstein and Elizabeth Slattery, whohas recently returned from an in-house secondment at Barclays Group. In thepast year the firm has been heavily involved in a number of significanttribunal cases for clients including Ford, Texaco and Esso, while on thecorporate side, it was involved in the Trinity/Mirror and Aegon/Guardian RoyalExchange deals. At Rowe & Maw, partners Julian Roskill and Nicholas Robertson are bothhighly regarded and in the past year, the firm has advised Reuters and VirginRail on corporate employment matters, as well as acting for Derek Wanless onhis departure from NatWest. Allen & Overy enjoyed a successful year, reporting 30 per cent growth inthe employment department, and recruiting high-profile Karen Seward fromPinsent Curtis. Mark Mansell leads a growing team of 14 assistants who workpurely on employment matters. New clients include CSFB, Cable & Wirelessand Coca Cola. At CMS Cameron McKenna, well-liked Simon Jeffreys heads a team of nineassistants with fellow partner Anthony Fincham. While corporate support workmakes up roughly one third of the practice, the firm advises and litigates forclients in a range of industries, including financial services,pharmaceuticals, retail, defence and engineering. Its client base includesAmazon.com and the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. Well-regarded David Green heads up the team at Charles Russell, whichconsists of 11 assistants along with fellow partner Lisa Mayhew. The firm actedsuccessfully on behalf of Suresh Anisetti in his high-profile racialdiscrimination case against Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank and also has a good corporateclient base. Clifford Chance LLP has three partners and 17 assistants. Department headChris Osman is ably assisted by partners Bruce Hedley and Chris Goodwill andwhile roughly one third of its practice is corporate support, Clifford ChanceLLP dealt with approximately 200 employment tribunal cases against the OpenUniversity. Following the merger of Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte, Denton Wilde Sapte nowboasts an employment team of five partners and eight assistants, led by therespected Stephanie Dale and Guy Fifield. Strong in entertainment, energy,banking, projects and insolvency, the new firm’s clients include Old Mutual plcand the World Professional Snooker and Billiards Association. Herbert Smith’s employment group has ten assistants and three partners, ledby the capable John Farr. Particularly strong on contentious matters, the firmacted for David Montgomery on his departure from the Mirror Group, litigatedagainst CSFB on the Flaming Ferraris affair and advised the government on theemployment implications of creating the Greater London Authority, involving thetransfer of 55,000 employees. The past year saw Linklater’s employment group, consisting of 16 assistantsled by the astute Raymond Jeffers, boost its contentious practice. Litigationpartner Mark Humphries has aligned his practice with the employment group andappeared for the AEB in the Court of Appeal in Humphreys v University ofOxford, an important Tupe decision. The firm also has an enviable corporateclient base which includes ABN Amro, Vodafone Airtouch and SmithKline Beecham. A firm with a strong national reputation for employment law, Osborne ClarkeOWA has three partners and 11 assistants based in London, with further plansfor expansion. Led by Christopher Southam, the firm counts Prudential and theProfessional Golfers Association among its client base. At Ashurst Morris Crisp, Caroline Carter heads a young and dynamic team. Thefirm acts for the new management at Arrows Formula One and was involved in theOne2One transaction on behalf of Deutche Telekoms. Beachcroft Wansbroughs is the acknowledged market leader for employment lawin the health field and in Elizabeth Adams, head of the national employmentdepartment, and Rachel Dineley, has two highly respected practitioners as wellas a team of ten solicitors. DLA has an excellent national reputation for employment and fields a team offive partners and 15 assistants in London, headed by Tim Marshall. Particularlyrecommended for discrimination cases, the firm has set up an HR consultancy inthe past year. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is particularly strong on corporate work. Thefirm acted on the Hewlett-Packard demerger which involved the transfer of50,000 employees across 40 jurisdictions. Partners Peter Jeffcote and NicholasSquire are well regarded. Fraser Younson and David Dalgarno have got off to a strong start atMcDermott, Will & Emery, since beginning the practice in April 1999. Withseven assistants and plans for further expansion, clients include DresdnerKleinwort Benson, Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer. The first USfirm to invest heavily in employment, this is definitely one to watch. At Olswang, partners Catherine Taylor, Julia Palca and Sarah Keeble lead ateam of nine assistants with plans for expansion. Particularly known for itsmedia work, clients include Granada and the Guardian. Paisner and Co lost long-standing partner Stephen Levinson to KLegal inspring 2000 – a high-profile departure which will affect the department. But itretains a strong client base and a team of eight assistants led by partnerAlexandra Davidson. With a nationally respected employment practice led by Leeds partner Dr JohnMcMullen, Pinsent Curtis has expanded in London. However, the loss of respectedpartner Karen Seward to Allen & Overy is a blow. Clients include ThistleHotels and British Gas, while financial services is becoming an increasinglyimportant area for the firm. At Slaughter and May, the respected Howard Jacobs leads a large team whichis particularly recommended for corporate matters, while Speechly Bircham,headed by Alan Julyan, is also recommended. Kate Brearley and Tom Flanagan of Stephenson Harwood have excellentreputations. Brearley is known for her expertise in restrictive covenants,while Flanagan is an authority on Tupe and employee consultation. Taylor Joynson Garrett, where partners Andrew Granger and Carolyn Saundershead up a team of eight assistants, is recommended. The firm won Legal BusinessEmployment Team of the Year award 1999 for its work on the National Buslitigation. Theodore Goddard is also respected in the marketplace. In addition to the expertise available at the firms recommended here, otherfirms with good employment practices include Biddle; Lawrence Graham, whereGeorgina Keane of Richards Butler has joined Yvonne Gallagher as head ofdepartment; Clyde & Co; Field Fisher Waterhouse; Garretts; Glovers;Harbottle & Lewis; and Jones & Warner, where David Warner is building astrong niche reputation. last_img read more

Weatherford signs contract for deep-set safety valves

first_imgWeatherford is an industry leader in traditional safety valve technology and now extending its legacy reliability to the deep and ultradeepwater market Image: The Optimax deep-set safety valve is controlled by a primary hydraulic control line. Photo: Courtesy of fancycrave1 from Pixabay. Weatherford International has announced its largest-ever contract for deep-set safety valves. Under terms of a deal with Brazilian-based multinational corporation Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., more commonly known as Petrobras, Weatherford will deliver 24 Optimax deep-set safety valves in the next four years.Weatherford, an industry leader in traditional safety valve technology, is now extending its legacy reliability to the deep and ultradeepwater market. The Optimax deep-set safety valve protects against catastrophic loss of well control by providing fail-safe closures at pressure up to 10,000 psi (68 MPa) and are rated for setting depths as deep as 12,000 ft (3,658 m). The valves are monogrammed to API-14A’s highest validation grade of V1.“The Weatherford Optimax deep-set safety valve is a victory in innovative thinking,” said Mark Hopmann, President of Completions for Weatherford. Hopmann added, “Conventional deep-set valves typically require nitrogen-charged chambers to compensate for the high hydrostatic pressure of the control line. The Optimax deep-set safety valve overcomes this challenge with a design that utilizes highly reliable, field-proven technology.”An integral part of the completion string, the Optimax deep-set safety valve is controlled by a primary hydraulic control line. Application of control-line pressure keeps the valve in the open position. When pressure is bled off, the valve closes to protect property, personnel, and the environment. A secondary upward-facing piston, plus heavy-duty power springs, enable fail-safe closure while keeping the hold-open pressure to a minimum. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Eagles Chaplain Talks of Football and the Bible at O.C. Tabernacle

first_imgOcean City Tabernacle Pastor and CEO Jay Reimer, right, is shown with Philadelphia Eagles Chaplain Ted Winsley during a service in 2019. By MADDY VITALEPhiladelphia Eagles team chaplain Ted Winsley is proud of the players.But it isn’t just because of their success on the field, not to mention the coveted 2018 Super Bowl win.It is how his players are spiritually, and the fact that many of them — about 40 percent — attend his Bible studies.The team members, he told an audience at the Ocean City Tabernacle in two programs Sunday, share a philosophy he has instilled in them over 18 years as the team’s chaplain.Out of 53 players, 22 take part in Winsley’s Bible studies.“There really is a Christian culture here,” he said of the Eagles.He has played a key role in the spiritual development and team dynamic the Philly team is known for.Winsley spoke to the Tabernacle audience about the message he imparts on the players.He gave an uplifting sermon where he had audience members recite scripture and his words to live by that flashed on the Tabernacle screens.Eagles Chaplain Ted Winsley tells the audience members that God is with them every step of the way.During an interview before his sermon, Winsley spoke about the advice he gives to his players. Some of them have become Born Again Christians during their time with the Eagles.“The idea is to create balance in an imbalanced world,” said Winsley, a married father of two. “Something I say to all of the players is football is not a purpose. It is a platform.”That platform, he said, could be used to help others. Many of the players are involved in charities and use their position to help others, he noted.“Pastor Ted,” as he is affectionately called, is a native of Dover, Del., and currently resides in South Jersey, where he is a pastor at a church in Voorhees called “The Family Church,” according to a Tabernacle press release.He showed his Super Bowl ring to the audience and with a smile gave a Sunday game prediction for the Eagles: “Win.”Winsley told the audience that, while they are not professional football players, they all have major responsibilities and hurdles.It could be a problem at work, or a health issue, but God gives a blueprint and a person’s faith will see them through, he said.The battles, he said, can be won with faith and knowing you can do it and to be strong.Winsley weaved in the 2018 Super Bowl win. It was all of the work and faith that led up to the big victory, he said.Success, he said, does not happen on the field. It happens beforehand. He credited the spiritual beliefs of many of the players who attended Bible studies.Pastor Ted Winsley speaks to an audience member after the program.Many hurdles could have set the team back. There were injuries to key players along the way, especially to star quarterback, Carson Wentz, who helped bring the team to the Super Bowl, but could not play in it.There was the thought, there was “no way you’re going to win without the starting quarterback,” Winsley noted.But, as in any other team effort, one person does not do it alone, he stressed.And then there was something — rather, someone else — who helped in a time of need.“God always has a Nick Foles waiting in the bushes,” Winsley said.Tabernacle CEO and President Pastor Jay Reimer said he was pleased to have Winsley join them to speak before the audience.“My hope today is that Eagles fans here today will hear about how the pastor works with the Eagles players,” Reimer said. “In my childhood, I read a book about different NFL players and their stories how they related to God. That is one of the reasons I became a Christian.”For more information about upcoming events, visit www.octabernacle.org.The Ocean City Tabernacle is located at 550 Wesley Ave.last_img read more

Broad consultancy role for veteran

first_imgIndustry veteran Brian Park is putting his 40 years’ experience to good use by advising bakery firms on everything from new product development (NPD) to training.Park has set up Optibake Consultancy International, after working with major flour milling companies and big bakery groups in areas such as wheat, flour and premix development to bakery management. He said: “I’m applying this experience to the customer’s requirements.”He is now taking on projects in the UK and Europe in product applications, NPD, problem-solving, efficiency and training applications, with a wide range of flour, pre-mix, ingredient and machinery suppliers, bakery manufacturers, food retailers and high street restaurants.For more information visit www.optibakeconsultancy.com or call  07798 611 617.last_img read more

Harvard Thinks Big

first_imgThe prospect of hearing 10 top Harvard instructors lecture for 10 minutes each on the subjects that they care most deeply about drew an overflow crowd to Sanders Theatre on Thursday (Feb. 11).Harvard Thinks Big, a student-organized discussion that paired leading lecturers with eager listeners, attracted these great minds to help explore and inspire new ways of thinking, in the first session of what organizers hope will become an annual experience.“It’s an effort to epitomize what’s best about Harvard and [remind people] why we came here in the first place: to hear incredible professors talking about the things that they know best, and to be inspired,” said senior Derek Flanzraich, who conceived of the event along with Peter Davis ’12.The format was based on the popular Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) talks, lectures given at the annual TED conference that follow the same tight format, and which have become online sensations.Before the series of 10-minute talks began, a line of students extended out to the Science Center, patiently hoping to get into the theater, undaunted by a long wait on a cold night.Gaining a lucky seat close to the front, sophomore Avinash Joshi was eager to listen to his Currier House master, Richard Wrangham, the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as the other speakers.“I think the coolest idea is that they have to explain what they are most passionate about in 10 minutes … what they really care about, deep in their hearts. It’s going to come out tonight, and that’s why I am here.”Hundreds of students put their studies aside for the two-hour-plus discussion that touched on a range of topics, including violence, evolution, fairy tales, fire, religion, and hip-hop.Presentation styles ranged from subdued podium deliveries to ones infused with drama, such as the one by Andrew Berry, lecturer on organismic and evolutionary biology, who moved around the stage in a brief “drunken” stumble to help illustrate the confused arc of an important genetic mutation in human evolution.Lecturer on computer science David Malan ripped a phone book in two at one point, and worked up a sweat as he paced in front of the crowd, discussing the magic of making “machines do your bidding.” He encouraged students to explore fields that they might never have considered, the way he did as a Harvard undergraduate when he took a computer course outside his original government track.Diana Eck’s big idea was pluralism. Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies and director of Harvard’s Pluralism Project, said she was there to recruit students to study religion, particularly pluralism, the broader engagement and understanding of other people’s faiths.“The ‘we’ in ‘we the people’ has become far more complex than ever before,” she said. “It will require stretching exercises. It will require all of us to know a lot more about each other.”For Daniel Gilbert, global warming isn’t happening fast enough to prompt a strong human response. The professor of psychology told the crowd that the reason the world is so slow to act on climate change is because the danger it poses isn’t intentional, immoral, imminent, or instantaneous. He outlined his theory on how the human brain responds to threats. If, in keeping with his “immoral” theory, “eating puppies” caused global warming, Gilbert said, people would be massing in the streets.Timothy McCarthy, lecturer on history and literature, adjunct lecturer on public policy, and director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, delivered an impassioned talk about the future of protest. He challenged students to embrace the protest spirit of people like Harvard graduate and Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the commander of the all-black 54th Regiment, who died and was buried with his men.McCarthy pointed to Gould’s statue in the hall and encouraged the students to “transform their privilege into passion.”“Brothers and sisters, if we are to have a future filled with freedom and hope and equality, rather than hatred and fear and exclusion, we must act now. Let us rededicate ourselves to [Abraham Lincoln’s] ‘better angels of our nature’ and bring about a new birth of protest.”The speakers were chosen largely by student request as part of a survey distributed to all undergraduates by the College Events Board in the fall. Harvard Undergraduate Television recorded the event and will post it on the studio’s Web site. Harvard’s Undergraduate Council also helped to plan the program.Davis and the president of the Undergraduate Council, Johnny Bowman ’11, hosted the evening, and Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, encouraged the students in the audience to explore their own big ideas.“All of us here want you to find your own passion.”One noticeable absence from the lineup was Michael Sandel, a popular speaker and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government. He was unable to attend because of a prior engagement. He is a speaker at this year’s TED conference in Long Beach, Calif.last_img read more

Report gives U.S. low marks on health and wellness

first_imgAccording to the World Economic Forum’s first Human Capital Report, the U.S. ranked 43rd among 112 countries in the Health and Wellness category, which measured a country’s ability to develop and deploy a healthy workforce. It received particularly low scores in obesity, the impact on business of noncommunicable diseases, and stress. The report was co-authored by David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at Harvard School of Public Health.The report evaluated countries based on three other categories: Education,Workforce and Employment, and Enabling Environment (infrastructure, legal framework, and social mobility). Overall, the United States placed 16th, with Switzerland receiving the highest overall marks.The report was issued October 1, 2013.The report drew from publicly available data produced by international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the International Labour Organization, in addition to survey data from the World Economic Forum and Gallup. Read Full Storylast_img read more

For growth, look to Africa

first_imgIf you’re looking for robust economic growth during this prolonged, fitful recovery from the recent global economic crisis, look toward Africa. Ethiopia’s gross domestic product grew almost 10 percent in 2014, Tanzania’s 7 percent, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 9 percent, Rwanda’s 7 percent. Those numbers, of course, mask other problems, such as gaping inequality and millions living in poverty. Still, Donald Kaberuka, the former president of the African Development Bank, said that from an economic standpoint, the numbers are no fluke.Kaberuka acknowledges that helping millions of people out of poverty is an enormous job, but he also points to increased government stability, regulation that sets a level economic playing field, ample natural resources, and a young, growing population hungry for both jobs and consumer goods, all good signs for the future.Kaberuka, who is now the Hauser Leader-in-Residence at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, sat down with the Gazette recently to talk about his 10 years at the helm of the bank, which is charged with fostering development on the continent. He also discussed Africa’s economic future, and his own plans for his fellowship year.GAZETTE: Let’s start with some background on the African Development Bank. What is its mission?KABERUKA: The African Development Bank is the continent’s premier development institution. We commit, every year, close to $8 billion in funding, a combination of loans, grants, and guarantees, to fund various sectors of development. In the last years, our key investment has been infrastructure — 60 percent of the portfolio in energy, highways, the kind of things that Africa needs. Beyond funding, we are also an important player in the policy dialogue with countries. We are firm believers in the concept that development is not simply about money. If development was about money only, Libya would be the most developed country in the world. So it’s about money, it’s about policies, and it’s about delivery capacity.GAZETTE: What would you say were the main achievements of the bank during your tenure there?KABERUKA: I took office in 2005, at a time when Africa was changing dramatically, reversing years of decline for the first time with real per-capita growth, which was over 7 percent in many countries.We decided to focus on how to best to stimulate this new momentum in Africa. And we made the following choices: Number one, a big push on infrastructure. In the last 10 years we have put into infrastructure about $28 billion and, assuming a leverage [expansion across the economy] of one to five, you can imagine this is quite an important contribution. The second thing we did was to lead from the front on the private sector. The cliché overseas for a long time was that Africa was a risky place to do business, and we set out to show that the return on investment in Africa was actually higher than that on other continents. We have to put our money where the mouth is, and so we increased significantly the bank’s support for business, from $300 million a year to $2.8 billion at the time I left office, per annum. The third thing we did was to focus on deepening Africa’s internal single market. We’re a continent of 1 billion people, but we needed to deepen that market by cross-border infrastructure, removing nontariff restrictions, increasing regional public goods, all things that deepen a market of 54 countries into one single market. And finally … improving the quality of institutions, institutions that support the economy: financial management, tax collection, oversight institutions, functioning commercial codes — which are sometimes as important as money.We give a particular focus to natural resource-rich countries — exporters of oil and gas and minerals — because these have enough money of their own, if well managed, to avoid the Dutch disease, or the resource curse, as they call it. And also [we give] special attention to countries coming out of years of conflict and war, like Liberia, Sierra Leone, and many others. So these basically were our areas of focus. I’m glad to tell you that under my presidency, the general capital of the bank went from $32 billion to $100 billion. We tripled the capital of the bank in 10 years. We managed to raise soft grants for poorer countries almost 2½ times, to $5 billion. We managed to put out there a powerful counter-cyclical response to the global financial crisis, which minimized dramatically the damage to African economies.GAZETTE: What was that response? Was it increased lending?KABERUKA: The global financial crisis for many low-income countries took the following form. Our banking sector was quite solid, well-regulated. There was no issue of capital adequacy, there was no issue about liquidity, there was no issue about toxic products. But there was retrenchment by the European banks from funding, for example, African trade and business. So we had to step in where the European banks were retrenching. We had to pick up some of the important projects that risked being abandoned, because abandoning projects and picking them up later can actually be more expensive. And in a few countries we provided a bit of liquidity, just as a precaution.Botswana [is] a very well-managed country, one of the best in the world. But the diamond market was tanking, because in a crisis like this there is a flight to safety in gold and away from prestige things like diamonds. So we had to step in with about $1.6 billion to help Botswana cope with that particular problem … It took different forms depending on the different countries.GAZETTE: How does the bank do its business? Is it different from a commercial bank?KABERUKA: The African Development Bank, like the World Bank, is actually three institutions in one. You have the bank, which is a triple-A-rated institution. It is able to raise money from the capital markets very competitively and pass it on to customers for 20 years, again at very competitive pricing.Then you also provide soft loans … to countries that are not a great risk. And then there are countries — say like Liberia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic — where it has to be grants. The money we raise from donors is simply for those poorer countries. But for other countries, middle-income countries, financial markets, we give them loans. And as a triple-A-rated institution, we are able to do so competitively.GAZETTE: Is there ever a conflict between running a financially sound institution and the need to invest in development projects?KABERUKA: We do not want to lose money, so we do this analysis carefully. The dividend we would like to give our shareholders [comes from] the bank side of the institution making a good profit, that we then use to fund low-income countries.So it is important that the bank side is as solid as it could be. We are not Bank of America, not Barclay’s. We fund projects on the basis of a number of metrics, including development effectiveness. We look at avoiding crowding out. If other institutions can do it, we don’t do it. We are prepared to take some risks which commercial institutions won’t, but at the end we want to keep the AAA as a solid bank, so it can make money to fund poorer countries.GAZETTE: Where are the African economies today? Do they still have the promise they had a few years ago, and, if so, in what areas do you see that promise being?KABERUKA: Africa is part of the world, so we cannot avoid the global slowdown in the emerging markets or the prolonged after-effects of the global financial crisis. But I’m telling you African economies have fared much better than expected and much better than in other parts of the word. A large number of economies are still growing very strongly.And, contrary to what people might think, this is not about commodities. It is not about oil and gas, and minerals. It is mainly about investment. It’s about the internal market and consumption, about growth in regional trade, but also the improvement in policy and fundamentals.Now the recent decline in commodities is an issue for some countries that depend on one or two commodities. But there is room for fiscal adjustment to take care of [them]. So I remain very confident that, provided African countries keep the good policies of the last decade, we can overcome this particular [problem]. That said, there are two challenges we must overcome. The first challenge is one of job creation for Africa’s growing youth. We are a young continent, so job creation that comes from transforming our economies and moving up the global value chain is critical for every single country. Number two, the issues of inclusion and inequality … It’s about sharing the prosperity so they don’t have very wealthy people amidst a sea of poverty and misery, for that is neither politically sustainable nor economically sensible.GAZETTE: Do you see the consumer market being a major driver in future years?KABERUKA: Absolutely, domestic consumption has been a major driver of recent growth. This has been facilitated mainly by increased internal migration, not simply in large cities but even in small towns, the wide spread of simple technologies like mobile phones, which has increased access to financial services, improved knowledge of what is available in the world. So I expect that in coming years investment, domestic consumption, and growing regional trade will be key drivers, provided we are able to address the issues of jobs and inclusion.GAZETTE: It sounds like you’re pretty confident that this road of democracy, increased stability, and economic growth is a sustainable one?KABERUKA: Of course, nothing is preordained. It all depends on consistency of policies. It depends on what happens in the world, and I’m hoping this crisis in emerging markets will be dealt with. But you know behind every cloud there’s a silver lining. And the silver lining for African economies is the rising real wage in China. Because these companies, whose margins are being squeezed in China, are going to invest in Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos. But now they’re looking at other places, most likely India and Africa. So the next time you go to Ethiopia, you’ll be amazed at the number of Chinese factories and manufacturers around Addis Ababa. And I would like to see that happening more and more.So the slowdown among the large emerging markets and the shift of the Chinese economic model from export-led to domestic consumption-led and increases in real wages might actually open opportunities for some low-income countries to create jobs in their countries.GAZETTE: Is China the biggest development force in Africa today, as far as external countries?KABERUKA: China has been a major player in infrastructure. Definitely, there’s no doubt about this — energy and transport. I think the relationship between China and Africa has been in transformation, but I should tell you that in some countries, Turkey is bigger than China. In other countries Malaysia is bigger than China … There is too much focus on China sometimes, because of the high visibility of what they do. But I think it has been a very productive relationship with all the large emerging markets. Of course, we’re not forgetting our traditional partners.GAZETTE: What about the African economy is most exciting to you right now? Is there a particular project or trend that is most exciting when you think about 10 years in the future?KABERUKA: For a long time, the narrative about Africa was about commodities, what can we get from them? Oil and gas, copper, cobalt …I think as President Obama was saying at the last U.S.-Africa summit: Look at Africa as an opportunity for investment. Why an opportunity for investment? Because of its demographics. We’ll be 2 billion people not that far from now.This is a continent where the demographic depth … the penetration of the simple technologies, and diversification of partners means that it is a continent where the future markets lie. If you’re looking for a short-term kill, you could have a problem. But if you’re there for the long term, this is the place to be. The opportunities are related to the demographics, so there is increased demand for all kinds of services, financial services, health care, education. There will be demand for new technologies, so I think if you had to ask me where the future opportunities are, they’re related to the demographic dynamics.GAZETTE: Let’s talk about your role here …KABERUKA: I’m a Hauser Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School.GAZETTE: What do you hope to accomplish during this year?KABERUKA: I hope to share, like I’m doing now, about development … in Africa. I hope to share with colleagues here at Harvard and students and, hopefully, the wider public, American companies, about opportunities on the continent. I welcome very much the offer the Kennedy School gave me to do this. For the few months that I’m here, that will be my main preoccupation.GAZETTE: And had you been to Harvard before?KABERUKA: I used to come to Harvard in my previous function as a speaker, so I’ve spoken several times at the Law School, at the Kennedy School, so yes, I’ve been here a couple of times. And of course, at the bank I have recruited many staff from here, and many from Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School. We know the University very well, and it has been a pleasure working with many of the graduates, both African and non-African.GAZETTE: How about post-fellowship, do you have any plans?KABERUKA: I am going back to my continent. That is where I belong for this task of attracting more investment in Africa and encouraging the dynamics, which I think are both challenging and exciting.GAZETTE: Is Rwanda still your home? You grew up there, right?KABERUKA: Yes, Rwanda is my home … but I’ll be active across Africa.GAZETTE: You were finance minister there before. Do you see a role in government, or will your activities be more across Africa?KABERUKA: I see myself as bringing my knowledge, my experience to bear — my network — across the African economic space. While in my country, that will get special attention, but I want to bring my experience to bear for all of the 54 African countries.last_img read more

OAS member nations strengthen cooperation in fight against organized crime

Cooperation crucial in the fight against organized crime The criminal activities of organized crime groups, such as drug smuggling, extortion, kidnapping, and human trafficking, have led to increased levels of violence in several OAS countries in recent years. For example, from 2000 to 2011, the homicide rate in El Salvador jumped from 60 to 69 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). During that time, the number of killings in Honduras rose from 51 to 92 per 100,000 residents. In Guatemala, the number of killings ncreased from 26 to 39 for every 100,000 inhabitants. The violent street gangs Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and Barrio 18, or 18th Street, operate in each of those countries, where they engage in domestic drug dealing, extortion, and firearms trafficking. Those gangs are responsible for much of the violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. These gangs also have alliances with Mexican drug trafficking organizations, such as the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and Los Zetas. Strengthening joint actions Security officials in Latin America need reliable equipment, technological tools, and sound tactical and strategic plans to succeed in their battle against organized crime, officials from more than 30 countries agreed following a recent conference. These were the main conclusions reached during the IV meeting of the Ministers of Security in the Americas (MISPA) in Medellin, Colombia. Officials from the 35 countries which comprise the Organization of American States (OAS) participated in the conference, which took place Nov. 21-22 2013. Security officials at the conference also determined that regional cooperation between OAS countries is crucial in the fight against transnational criminal threats. Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, and United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. were among the officials who attended the conference. The two-day meeting strengthened ties between OAS countries which battle transnational criminal organizations, Pinzón said. “The summit is an instrument that strengthens and reinforces joint actions against transnational crime and criminal behaviors that are common in these countries,” Pinzón said. Many OAS members face the shared threat posed by transnational criminal organizations, Pinzón explained. Transnational criminal organizations are “a global challenge that prevents the development of countries and violates human rights,” the defense minister said. Gangs in Colombia An international commission Colombian security forces are battling several organized crime groups, including the drug trafficking gangs “Los Rastrojos” and “Los Urabeños.” Both of these gangs have alliances with Mexican drug cartels. ”, both linked to drug trafficking in collusion with Mexican drug cartels, especially the Sinaloa Cartel, led by the fugitive of justice, Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán. Colombian officials are negotiating with representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which has been fighting the government for 50 years. The ongoing negotiations are taking place in Havana. Organized crime activity increases violence By Dialogo December 19, 2013 At the end of the meeting, MISPA defined strategies for regional cooperation in the fight against transnational criminal organizations. The strategy calls for joint investigation protocols and improving the lines of communication for police forces from different countries to share information. Several OAS member countries are already cooperating in the fight against organized crime. For example, on Nov. 14, 2013 in Piura, Peru, the presidents of Peru and Ecuador agreed to strengthen cooperation on security in the fight against human trafficking and the illegal sale of fuel. The agreement President Ollanta Humala of Peru and President Rafael Correa of Ecuador marked the closing of the VII Binational Ministerial Cabinet. On Nov. 23, 2013, President Correa met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss the progress of the agreements reached during the first Binational Cabinet meeting between the two countries. This meeting was held in December 2012, in Tulcán, Ecuador, where eight agreements were signed on issues of security, transportation, education, tourism, and petroleum. During the MISPA meeting, Insulza urged officials from OAS nations to support the idea of forming an international commission to fight transnational crime. “I hope that the proposal for an Inter-American Commission against organized transnational crime is considered and realized, because even today, in the second decade of the 21st century, we do not have a technical-political agency dedicated to organizing and coordinating collective efforts to address the growing threat of transnational organized crime,” the OAS Secretary General said. “In the five years that have passed since our first meeting in Mexico City, the issue of public security has become a cornerstone for OAS actions. MISPA has been institutionalized and response capabilities of the various agencies have increased,” Insulza said. read more

Nassau Cops Add Moving Billboard to Robbery Spree, Murder Probe

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are taking an investigation into a string of armed robberies and a related homicide to the streets.Several members of the police brass joined Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano outside a BP gas station in Jericho on Friday to unveil a giant school-bus sized mobile billboard requesting information that will help an army of investigators find the brazen, gun-toting robber, who has targeted at least 11 businesses, mostly gas stations, in Nassau since mid December.“Nassau County Crime Stoppers needs your help!” the billboard blares in large white letters.Crime Stoppers is offering a combined $35,000 reward—$25,000 for the homicide and $10,000 for the robberies—for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.Mangano, standing at a podium in front of the billboard on the gas station’s property, said police are asking the public to help “bring this cold-blooded killer to justice.”The moving billboard will be driven to the areas where the robberies have occurred, police said. Officials hope this effort will breathe new life into the investigation and perhaps attract the attention of individuals who have crucial information regarding the suspect.“This person has struck every day of the week,” said Chief of Detectives Kevin Smith, describing how the suspect operates. “Our resolve is intact,” Smith added. “It’s not diminished. We’re going to catch this guy.”Police officials are hoping the public can help with their cause.“Don’t hesitate” to call, Smith implored.An armed assailant, pictured in these surveillance images, is believed to be responsible for nine robberies and one homicide since December, police said.The suspect, who is still unknown to police, is responsible for 10 robberies in the county, beginning on Dec. 20 last year and continuing into February. The suspect last struck on Feb. 18, stealing cash from a Sunoco gas station on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.Investigators believe the suspect is also responsible for the fatal shooting of 57-year-old Levittown resident Hany Awad, who was gunned down on Jan. 28 inside the same BP gas station where officials held Friday’s press conference. Police have yet to say what, if anything, was taken from the gas station during the homicide.The suspect is described as a black man between 5-feet, 11-inches and 6-feet tall, with a thin build, wearing all black Nike clothing, a black mask, black gloves, black Nike sneakers with red laces and armed with either a black or a silver revolver. The assailant has hit nine gas stations and two 7-Eleven stores in Westbury, Hicksville, and Jericho. The robbery in East Meadow was the only one committed outside those three neighborhoods.Both the robbery and homicides squads are investigating the crime spree. The Major Case Bureau and Bureau of Special Operations are also assisting in the investigation.Anyone with information regarding these crimes can call Crime Stopper sat 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Hotel Villa Dubrovnik has been awarded the Green Globe environmental certificate

first_imgSource / photo: Hotel Villa Dubrovnik The Croatian boutique hotel Villi Dubrovnik, which is owned by the Doğuş Group, has been awarded the Green Globe Environmental Certificate for improving environmental practices. It is an internationally recognized certificate that today has over 500 members in more than 100 countries around the world, and is awarded to companies that use technological innovations to effectively manage energy consumption and ensure the least possible impact on the environment. The Green Globe includes a structured assessment of business sustainability performance, includes 44 main criteria supported by more than 380 compliance indicators, and the entire standard is reviewed and updated twice a calendar year. “Efficient energy management is in line with the business vision of Villa Dubrovnik and we are continuously focused on the application of best practices and respect for the principles of energy efficiency. The Green Globe certificate is another confirmation that we operate according to environmentally sustainable principles, and we will continue on the same path in the future. We are truly proud because the motive is to continue to provide our guests with the highest level of quality accommodation and services”, Said Mirna Stražičić Lončar, director of the Villa Dubrovnik hotel. center_img Guided by internal environmental policies, Villa Dubrovnik has introduced a number of practices to conserve energy and reduce negative environmental impact, such as continuous evaluation and reduced use of water, electricity, paper and other resources, as well as encouraging the use of recycled materials and primary use of chemical products. which do not harm the environment. In addition, Villa Dubrovnik is focused on promoting and developing a culture of environmental awareness of its guests, but also the local community in which it operates, through guidelines for desirable behavior towards the environment, but also through workshops and education for guests and the local community. Today, the Green Globe certification system includes hoteliers, airlines, car rental companies, tour operators, travel agencies and offices, and the Green Globe logo is recognized throughout the world as an international symbol for environmental protection and recognition, recognized by tourism industry and the general public. .last_img read more

Christchurch teens increasingly violent towards parents

first_imgNewstalk ZB 14 May 2013Christchurch teenagers are said to be increasingly violent towards their parents – and the earthquakes are being blamed.Staff at the Womens Refuge have noticed an increase in mainly male teenagers domestically abusing their family members – and it seems mothers are the first to cop it.Additional staff have had to be recruited due to increased demands like this at the refuge.Spokeswoman Julie McCloy says the increase has been over the past two years.“Perhaps what we’ve seen is just that accumulation of stress and maybe see young people who have grown up in a difficult or abusive environment and you add that extra stress to it, they don’t know how to handle their emotions.”Ms McCloy says it’s a worrying trend.“Over probably about 25 percent of the police reports we get there’ll be incidents where a young person is involved as a perpetrator of violence so that’s significant.”She says the youngest they’ve seen was 14-years-old.They’re not expecting the boom to drop off anytime soon.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/wellington/news/regch/1804940486-worrying-trend-amongst-christchurch-teenslast_img read more

Oma Kilburn, 92

first_imgOma  Kilburn, 92, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. She was born March 2, 1924 in Jackson, Kentucky, daughter of the late Berry and Susan (Cornett) Gilbert.Oma was a member of the Dearborn Baptist Church.  She was a quilter, liked to cook and garden, and loved her flowers.  She was a past Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, and director of many plays at Ludlow Hill Baptist Church.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.She is survived by her 2 sons, Michael Eli (Pam) Kilburn of Patriot, IN, Myron Dean (Cheryl) Kilburn of Dillsboro, IN; 2 daughters, Pat (Don) Starker of Dillsboro, IN, Betty (Michael) Johnson of Jasper, IN; 18 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, Berry and Susan Gilbert; loving husband, Elihue Kilburn; 8 brothers, Henry, Melvin, Earnest, Elders, Walter, Herbert, Kenis “Junior”, Robert; and 2 sisters, Flossie and a baby sister.Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1 pm, with Pastor Darrell Sparks and Lanny Wyatt officiating.Interment will follow in the Hogan Hill Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn Baptist Church.Visit us at www.fitchdenney.comlast_img read more

Eagles Middle School CC Results At Rising Sun

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in a three-way meet at Rising Sun with Shawe on Thursday (9/13) at the Ohio County Fairgrounds. The JCD girls’ team finished 3rd and the JCD boys’ team finished 2nd in the [email protected] SunCourtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img

32nd Annual Live Nativity at St. Anthony Church this weekend

first_imgMorris, In. — St. Anthony Church in Morris will host the 32nd Annual Live Nativity on Friday and Saturday (December 7, 8) from 5-9pm.The show features a live manger scene, live animals, local church and school choirs performing both indoor and outdoor on both nights.Sweet treats and hot beverages will be served.  All are welcome to this free event.  4773 Church Rd., Morris, INlast_img

Ronaldo: ‘Thank you, Gigi’

first_imgRonaldo has thanked Luigi Simoni for ‘teaching me more than you could ever imagine’ after the former Inter boss passed away on Friday. Promoted Content10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very RemarkableThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be Solved10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Ronaldo enjoyed the best season of his Inter career under Simoni in 1997-98, scoring 34 goals in all competitions and winning the UEFA Cup. “Gigi Simoni wasn’t just a coach for me,” he wrote on Instagram. “If I think of him today, I think of him as a wise and good man, who didn’t force you to do things. Instead, he explained to you why those things were important.Advertisement Loading… “I think of a teacher, like in this photo we took at Christmas: he was the conductor and we were the orchestra. read also:‘Replacing Ronaldo is impossible, nobody can do it’ “That’s how I remember him, with that smile, his calm voice, his precious advice. We could and should have won more, but we won together, the thing he always preached to us. “Thank you boss, you taught me more than you could ever imagine.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Stanley W. Shaw, 81

first_imgStanley W. Shaw, 81 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Majestic Care Nursing Home in North Vernon. Stanley was born on June 12, 1938 in Barren County, Kentucky, the son of Morris and Evelyn (Barrick) Shaw. He graduated from Glasgow High School in Kentucky in 1957 and then served in the US Army until 1962. After his time in the military he went to Kentucky Wesleyan College and later Emory University in Atlanta where he obtained a degree in Religion and Philosophy in 1966. On July 13, 1968 he married Marillyn R. Willeford and she survives.Other survivors include his sister – Brenda (Lonnie) Jaggers of Glasgow, KY; his sister-in-law – Donna Shaw; two nieces – Sherry Bishop and Dena Hall and his nephew – Mike Shaw. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Timothy Shaw and two brothers Billie Ray Shaw and Clifton Shaw.Stanley was the pastor of the Letts United Methodist Church for 19 years.Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home from 10am until the start of the funeral service at 11am with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Decatur County Special Olympics. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

Batesville reminds residents of what not to flush

first_imgBATESVILLE — The City of Batesville is reminding residents of what not to flush during the COVID-19 crisis. Items such as napkins, paper towels, facial tissues, baby wipes, diapers, gauze/band aids and feminine hygiene products should be disposed of in a waste basket. “These non-flushable products could cause clogs, backups, pipe damage, in toilets and septic systems. The cost to repair these damages are the homeowners responsibility,” according to the flyer. Residents who want more information should call the Batesville Wastewater Treatment Plant at (812) 934-5338.last_img read more

Joshua spars with two fighters for rematch

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Anthony Joshua is sparring with two fighters in his training camp to replicate the strengths of Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of the rematch.Anthony Joshua lost his IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York in June and the British boxer is now preparing to take on the Mexican-American in a rematch on December 7.Ruiz produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing when he knocked down Joshua four times during the fight, before stopping the Brit in the seventh round.The Mexican-American’s speed and punch volume overwhelmed Joshua and as part of his preparations for the rematch, the Brit has brought in two fighters to replicate the strengths of Ruiz during his training sessions.As reported by talkSPORT, Joshua has recruited the help of Timothy Moten.The American is currently undefeated with two KOs from his five wins.And Joshua’s camp hopes he will benefit from sparring with the short and stocky boxing style the American has.They have also brought in Albon Pervizaj, who they hope can replicate the devastating hand speed Ruiz displayed at Madison Square Gardens.Pervizaj, who is 12-0, with nine KOs, is a young German heavyweight and Joshua hopes he can use the sparring with the two fighters to help him create a better plan come fight night.Joshua is now undertaking a 12-week long training camp to focus on preparing himself for the career-defining bout against Ruiz.The rematch will take place in Saudi Arabia in December in a purpose-built venue.The Diriyah Arena, which will be a three-sided venue, is expected to have a capacity of 15,000.And Joshua has admitted he will also be changing his approach for the fight and will no longer be trying to stay relaxed before a bout.“I need to start taking this approach to my fights where I’m a bit more lively,” said Joshua. “I know I’m capable of it.“There is too much at stake. If I go in there where I’m switched on, a time like the Ruiz fight where I am so relaxed, that might be the difference.”While Ruiz has declared he will be going into the clash looking to end Joshua’s career.“I took it to AJ in the Big Apple,” said Ruiz. “And I’m looking forward to ending his career in the desert.” Tags: Timothy Motenlast_img read more

Balotelli is ordinary – Taarabt

first_img The accusations came on a day when Inter Milan played down prospects of the striker leaving Liverpool to join them in January. Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti takes a different view to Taarabt – labelling Balotelli “a great player” – but the Italians believe recruiting the 24-year-old during the winter could be unrealistic. A return to the San Siro would see Balotelli reunited with Roberto Mancini, who coached Balotelli at Inter and Manchester City. Mancini, who took the reins at Inter last month for a second spell in charge, revealed after Monday’s 2-0 triumph at Chievo that he was keen to bolster his attack. “In certain roles in attack we are lacking,” Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport. “The club are aware of this but in January it will not be easy.” Balotelli came through the ranks at Inter before being sold to Manchester City in 2010. He joined Liverpool in a £16million move from AC Milan but as well as lacking form, he has missed a number of games with a groin injury and was recently charged by the Football Association over a controversial posting on Instagram. Balotelli has accepted the charge in relation to making racist and anti-Semitic comments on social media but has offered mitigation for his actions. He posted an image of computer game character Super Mario on Instagram which included the words ”jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew”. Balotelli has struggled since moving to Anfield at the end of the summer transfer window and Inter are keen to strengthen their attacking line. However Zanetti told Sky Italia: “A Balotelli return? We all know Mario is a great player but I think it’s difficult because he only just arrived at Liverpool. “In any case, after our game against Lazio (on December 21) we will hold meetings to see what we can do and what is needed in terms of the (transfer) market.” Balotelli has scored only two goals in his 14 appearances for Liverpool, and QPR playmaker Taarabt, who played with him while on loan at AC Milan last season, does not see the Italy international as a top quality forward. Speaking to Italian TV channel Sky Italia, Taarabt said: “Balotelli? Everyone told me he was amazing and I played with him and I can say he is strong but he didn’t seem to me as though he was world class. “He is an ordinary player, not a phenomenon.” Taarabt added: “He is someone who has a strong shot but he doesn’t play for the team. And if he does, he doesn’t score as is the case right now at Liverpool. “He’s had so many chances, from (Manchester) City to Milan, and he’s thrown them away.” Mario Balotelli has been branded “ordinary” and a player who has repeatedly wasted great career opportunities by former team-mate Adel Taarabt. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse finishes 4th in the final IWLCA rankings of the season

first_imgSenior attack Emily Hawryschuk finished second in the country in goals per game (4.88). She has yet to confirm whether she plans to return for a fifth season if possible. Hawryschuk currently ranks sixth in school history both in points (249) and goals (205). Another senior attack, Morgan Alexander, announced she’d return for a sixth year following successful surgery on March 18 to repair her torn left ACL. She started three of SU’s first four games this season before sustaining the injury in practice on Feb. 19.  Comments Syracuse finished fourth in the final Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) rankings of the 2020 season. SU’s only defeat came in a 17-16 loss to Stony Brook on Feb. 10 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (7-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) boasted the best scoring defense in the nation, allowing seven goals per game. SU gave up more than eight goals in a game only twice. Senior goalkeeper Asa Goldstock finished with the lowest goals-against average (7.07) in Division-I. And, judging by her Twitter, it appears Goldstock plans to return for a redshirt fifth year if the NCAA officially grants relief to spring athletes. Published on March 20, 2020 at 12:11 pm Contact Tim: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

SENIORS – Beware of New Social Security Robocall Scam

first_imgFLORIDA – Some South Florida residents who are Social Security beneficiaries have in recent weeks been receiving unexpected robocalls allegedly from the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, the Federal Trade Commission is aggressively warning that this is a scam which has been spreading across the nation, and are urging seniors not to respond to the calls.The scammers target individuals by calling their phone through a robocall and claiming their Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it’s been involved in a crime.Robo messageTypically the rob- call message left is: “This call is from the department of social security administration. The reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your social security number because we found some suspicious activity. So, if you want to know about this case just press 1 thank you.”In those calls or voicemails, sometimes the scammer wants the individuals called to confirm their SSN, reactivate it or they’ll say their bank account is about to be seized.Preventative stepsThe FTC cautions those receiving these calls whatever the message on the call says not to fall for it. It’s a scam and that’s not the real Social Security Administration calling. The scamis a growing concern for officials, as according to the FTC says so far this year more than 35,000 people have reported the scam, with victims having lost over $10 million.The FTC further cautions anyone who receives these calls should not answer the call, and if they do answer hang up immediately on hearing the message., and never pressed the number 1 as requested. Doing this will indicate to the scammer that they have reached the person their targeting and could open further calls and efforts to scam.One of the main reasons for targeting seniors with this SS scam is that most beneficiaries are very dependent on their monthly SS payment, and maybe quick to respond to the calls if they hear their accounts are being cancelled or their bank account closed.The FTC says be suspicious of any call from a government agency since those agencies don’t call residents with threats or promises or demands for money. Only Scammers do. Don’t trust caller ID – even if it might look like a real call from the SSA, don’t trust it. Never give any caller information like bank account and/or Social Security, and never make a payment. And, always check with the real agency the call is purported to be coming from.The Federal Trade Commission says If you’re worried, hang up and call the SSA yourself at 1-800-772-1213. If you’ve already received one of these robocall Social Security Scams, contact them with a complaint.last_img read more

Black Stars captain Andre Ayew congratulates new GFA President Kurt Okraku

first_imgBlack Stars captain, Andre Ayew, has congratulated the newly-elected President of the Ghana Football Association.In a brief tweet, Andre Ayew said: “Congratulations to our new GFA president Mr Kurt Okraku”Dreams FC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kurt Okraku, has been elected the new President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).Mr Okraku fills the spot vacated by former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi who resigned in 2018 following damning revelations against him in an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.Okraku led the way after the first round of voting and was a vote away from becoming the new President of the Association after the second round.He polled 59 votes representing 50% of votes cast with candidates needing at least 60 votes to win.George Afriyie, who polled 40 votes in the first round improved to 43 votes but was still well behind Kurt Okraku.Nana Yaw Amponsah saw his tally slashed from 27 in the first round to 16  in the second.However, as delegates were voting in the third round, George Afriyie conceded, saying he was “a unifier and a team player who works for football.”In the third round, Okraku was endorsed by 93 delegates.Kurt Okraku thus becomes the 7th GFA President since 1992 and the 24th in the Association’s history.Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah both dropped out in the first round with 0 votes.Fred Pappoe also opted to pull out after polling six votes.Kurt Okraku has also received congratulatory messages from the president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, Parliament’s Minority and football’s world governing body, FIFA.He will now serve a maximum of two four-year terms in office following the adoption of the new statutes GFA at September’s Extraordinary CongressThe statutes were approved with an almost unanimous endorsement from the delegates. What are Kurt’s plans?In his manifesto, dubbed “Game Changer”, Kurt Okraku stated that he intended to work toward changing the fortunes of Ghana football and giving it a new lease of life.The manifesto was premised on four key areas or principles:Transparency, Accountability and Annual Audit;Gender and Equity;Good Corporate Governance;Professionalism, Innovation and Investmentlast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: 5 sleeper prospects

first_imgBut what about the up-and-coming players whose names aren’t mentioned as frequently? After all, some of the league’s all-time greats, including Bart Starr (17th round), John Stallworth (fourth round) and Tom Brady (sixth round) were selected late.Here are five sleeper prospects to watch for ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft: Related News NFL Draft 2019: Even with Case Keenum, will Redskins take a first-round QB? Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi StateSweat saw his stock dip in February when his pre-existing heart condition was revealed at the NFL combine, but that doesn’t mean he should be counted out.Despite his health concerns, which doctors deemed low-risk, Sweat remains a sought-after prospect. He impressed at the combine, setting a 40-yard dash record for a defensive lineman by running a 4.41 at 6-5 and 260 pounds. Not to mention he racked up 19 sacks and 98 total tackles in his two seasons with the Bulldogs in addition to back-to-back selections to the first team All-SEC squad.He won’t go as early as initially predicted and a first-round selection was even reported to be a stretch at this point, but that could make Sweat all the more intriguing.Jalen Hurd, WR, BaylorHurd got his start as a running back at Tennessee before transferring after the 2016 season. He sat out all of 2017 and later converted to wide receiver as a senior, a move that ultimately paid off as he led the Bears with 69 receptions for 946 yards in his lone season at the position. He managed 1,288 yards rushing his sophomore campaign with the Vols.His 40-yard dash time of 4.64 seconds at the combine wasn’t great, though his recovery from a knee injury could have been a factor, and he made up for it by hitting 35.5 inches on his vertical jump and over 10 feet on his broad jump. At 6-4 1/2 and 228 pounds, Hurd has both power and speed working in his favor.Given his experience and ability to contribute in the backfield, Hurd is sure to be a valuable asset wherever he lands.James Williams, RB, Washington StateWilliams’ name isn’t commonly found on mock boards, though he possesses the qualities worth seeking out in a reliable rusher.In his three seasons with the Cougars, Williams became one of the most productive offensive players in the program’s history. He tallied 16 touchdowns last season, just one short of matching the single-season record set by Steve Broussard in 1989, and added a career-high 81 catches, which was the most receptions among running backs at the FBS level.Williams ended his college career with 2,976 all-purpose yards and 27 touchdowns.Lamont Gaillard, C, GeorgiaGaillard isn’t among the most coveted players at his position, but his resume proves he should be included in the discussions.He measured in at 6-2 5/8 and 305 pounds at the combine, much heavier than he was during his time in Athens in which he started 42 of 44 games played. He also boasts 10 3/8 inch hands, 33 1/2 inch arms and an 81-inch wingspan, all of which he put to good use as he packed powerful punches to pummel defenders.Gaillard has already had formal interviews with the Rams, Raiders and Vikings in addition to talks with at least five other teams, so clearly his competitive nature and leadership qualities have garnered attention. NFL Draft 2019: DaMarkus Lodge relishing chance to prove himself as all-around receivercenter_img Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you could probably guess dual-sport star Kyler Murray will be the top pick of the upcoming NFL Draft.Other notable names expected to be called early include Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, Devin White and Josh Allen. Terronne Prescod, G, N.C. StatePrescod’s stock took a dive after he failed to draw an invite to the combine and posted lackluster numbers at the school’s pro day.Nonetheless, the 6-5, 334-pound prospect is a powerful run blocker who moves well considering his enormous size and is a terrific anchor in pass protection. He gave up only six quarterback hurries in 342 pass-blocking plays last season.Despite dealing with nagging injuries throughout his college career, Prescod is primed for the pros.last_img read more

Thomas F. Bliss, 86, Winfield: Feb. 9, 1927 – June 19, 2013

first_imgPreceding him in death are his parents, sister Bertha Ostrandar of Washington and brother Delbert Bliss of Kansas. Survivors include his wife Patricia of the home, daughters Carol Dick and husband Ed Dobson of Wellington and Cathy Bliss and husband Alan of Newkirk, OK, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, brother Albert G. Bliss of Canton, TX. Thomas F. Bliss, 86, of Winfield, died on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Riverview Manor in Oxford.It was Tommie’s wish that following cremation no services will be held. It was Tommie’s wish that everyone do a good deed in memory of him.Thomas Fredrick Bliss was born on February 9, 1927 the son of Elmer E. and Florence E. (Crane) Bliss in Ashton. Tommie grew up on a farm in rural Sumner County until December 1947. He attended college at Southwestern for a semester before graduating from Wichita Business College.He was united in marriage with Patricia Walker on June 17, 1948 in Oxford. The family purchased the grain elevator in Oxford and Tommy worked there, until his retirement in 1985. The family continued to live in Oxford until 1995 and moved to Winfield. Tommy was a member of the Methodist Church and enjoyed travel, water sports and dancing.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, December 9, 2014:•8:55 a.m.  Shannon A Kelly, 41, Peck, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 59 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:18 a.m. Jessica L. Jones, 19, Lewisville, Texas was issued a notice to appear charge with speeding 62 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:41 a.m.  Officers took report of found currency in the 900 block of W. 8th.•1:03 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana in the 1700 block of E. 16th.•5:14 p.m. Cody J. Davis, 24,Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with operating a motor vehicle with no insurance and spilling a load on the highway.•5:21 p.m. Russell B. Rains, 29, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with criminal trespass and battery.• 6:46 p.m. Officers investigated a non-injury accident at 8th and G, involving vehicles operated by Jeremie D. Hartson, 36, Wellington and Lonnie D. Jacobs, 49, Wellington.•7:15 p.m. Jeremie D. Hartson, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to yield right of way in involved accident.•10 a.m. Officers investigated  a case for care and treatment.• 9:17 p.m. Officers investigated an unattended death in the 1700 block of N. A.last_img read more

40 Employees Treated for Scabies at Jupiter Medical Center

first_imgAbout 40 employees at Jupiter Medical Center received treatment for scabies in recent days, the facility announced Thursday.According to a hospital spokesperson, a critical care cancer patient was admitted to the facility last month and was identified as having scabies while being treated.The hospital says it is now past the peak of the outbreak, and the original patient is no longer at the hospital.The case was also reported to the Florida Department of Health on Thursday. It was apparently isolated to that one patient and one unit of the center, which has since been decontaminated, the hospital says.Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by a microscopic mite. Symptoms may include itching, a rash and sores.“Jupiter Medical Center is closely working with the Department of Health and is following recommended scabies treatments outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” a statement reads. It continues, “Jupiter Medical Center is proud of our patient safety record and overall five-star national quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.”last_img read more

Pope slaps woman’s hand to free himself from her grip

first_imgDuring Pope Francis’s greeting in St. Peter’s Square on Tuesday a woman grabbed his hand and tugged him toward her causing Pope Francis to slap the woman’s hand to free himself from her.The video shows the woman shouting at the Pope but it is not clear what she was telling him.The pope continued greeting people, but kept his distance as he was making his way to the Nativity scene at the center of Vatican City.last_img

2 killed in Central Florida during New Year’s party shooting

first_imgOrange County Sheriff’s responded to a scene at a club in a shopping plaza north of Orlando after a shooting occurred that left two men dead.According to reports, over 250 people fled the scene after the shots were fired.Security was at the event but appeared to be outside when the shooting broke out.“We are told some security guards were outside at the time of the shooting, but investigators say they don’t believe they screened or searched any of the party-goers before entering,” Jamie Hoffman of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.Officials say they are still looking for a suspect.last_img read more

Judge says mothers confession may be used against Palm Beach County mother accused of dumping baby

first_imgA  judge says that a confession made by 35-year-old Rafaelle Alessandra Carbalho Sousa will be allowed at trial.Sousa is accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a dumpster in suburban Boca Raton last year, a Palm Beach County judge says.Judge Kirk Volker ruled that the confession made will be allowed at trial.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Sousa told investigators she delivered a baby girl on May 8, 2019, then wrapped the newborn in a plastic bag and put her in a dumpster at an apartment complex near Boca Entrada Blvd.Sousa’s lawyers wanted her confession to PBSO detectives thrown out, arguing that Sousa was not read her Miranda rights properly before speaking with detectives.Prosecutors argued it wasn’t necessary to give Sousa her Miranda rights at the time.Sousa has pleaded not guilty to attempted felony murder and child abuse.last_img read more

“Forever chemicals” were found in the drinking water in Miami, other major US cities

first_imgNew tests show that potentially toxic chemicals are in the drinking water supplies of several major US cities, including Miami, New Orleans and Washington, DC,.The Environmental Working Group reported that PFAS, which are manmade chemicals, are referred to as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down once they’re in the environment.They’re found now in nonstick products, paints, cleaning products and food packaging. The forever chemicals can harm the liver, kidney, and can lead to cancer and reproductive and developmental issues.The group tested 44 sites in 31 states and Washington. The Environmental Working Group said that the only area with clean drinking water is Meridian, Mississippi, which gets its water from a 600-foot-deep well. The areas with the highest levels of chemicals are Brunswick County, North Carolina, and Quad Cities, Iowa,last_img read more

Lawsuit Claims Funeral Home Left Girl’s Body to Decompose

first_imgA Riviera Beach funeral home is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit, after a family claims the business failed to preserve an 11-year-old girl’s body.The family of Re’Asia Washington claims they noticed her body was decomposed and nearly unrecognizable leading up to her memorial service.“My daughter was deteriorated beyond recognition, her skin has come off her body,” says Ebony Morgan, Re’Asia’s mother.The fifth-grader died on Jan. 22 after suffering an asthma attack while in Georgia.Morgan hired Shawn Johnson Funeral and Cremation Services to handle the arrangements.However, “When I saw her face, it looked like someone had threw acid on her face, or she was pushed into a fire and just left to burn,” Morgan explains. She adds that her daughter’s scalp appeared to be coming off the girl’s head.In the lawsuit, which was filed by Tayson Gaines with the Palm Beach County-based Gaines Firm, the family alleges a breach of contract with the funeral home, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and conspiracy.The family has also filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services, according to Pierre Ifill, Re’Asia’s uncle and an attorney who is helping Gaines with the lawsuit.“What we got was a mummified body that was not presentable for a service. What we got was excuses,” Ifill says. “That’s not acceptable.”On Jan. 24, an employee of the funeral home transported Re’Asia’s body to Florida from Georgia without embalming or refrigerating it.The funeral home also lacked the disposition permit that is required by Georgia law to move a body across state lines.On Jan. 31, Shawn Johnson allegedly refused to allow Ebony Morgan to see her daughter’s body. Johnson refused again on Feb. 5 and 6.However, Morgan paid Johnson $3,055 on Feb 4.After Johnson refused to allow Morgan to see the body on Feb. 6, Morgan contacted state officials to inquire about her rights to see her daughter’s body at the funeral home, and was told she could.Later that day, Morgan visited the funeral home with a police escort. A few hours later, Johnson returned to the funeral home and rolled Re’Asia’s body into the office. She allowed Morgan and her sister to only see the girl’s face and hand.When Morgan’s sister began taking photos of the body, Johnson reportedly threatened to sue if she showed them to other people.On Feb. 7, Morgan informed Johnson that she was planning to pick up the body. Johnson claimed that it was in a Fort Lauderdale morgue. However, the morgue claims that it does not have a contract with the funeral home.“We have not heard one apology” from the funeral home or anyone associated with the business, Ifill states.The family says it had to cancel Re’Asia’s viewing due to what happened.Morgan and Re’Asia’s father, Reginald Washington, are now seeking $10 million in damages from the funeral home, its three managers — Shandelrio “Shawn” Johnson, Ronald Warnecke and Alterraon Phillips — and the funeral home’s embalmer, Adrienne Leger.last_img read more

DeSantis: Task Force will Oversee State’s “Resurgence and Reopening”

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference late Wednesday afternoon at the Florida State Capitol regarding the coronavirus pandemic.The governor announced that he is putting together a task force to oversee the “resurgence and reopening of Florida.”“Time is of the essence, and we want to make sure we’re getting the best ideas possible,” he said.The task force will be comprised of elected officials in addition to leaders in the fields of business and education, among others.“I’ll be seeking advice and ideas on pretty much everything under the sun. Small business, agriculture, restaurants, tourism, large events and conventions, recreation, international travel, K through 12, as well as higher education,” DeSantis added.Here’s a message to Floridians who are fighting every day to combat #COVID19. We can, and we will, get through this together. https://t.co/BBOXa4zDCD— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 15, 2020 A “stay at home” order remains in effect for the entire state until April 30.It is unknown at this time whether that order will be extended, or if DeSantis will allow it to expire and begin to reopen various parts of our state.He stated that the situation continues to change from one moment to the next, and that his team is continuing to study the data on testing and cases of COVID-19, to help them determine the next steps.Florida currently has 22,511 cases and 596 deaths.In South Florida, the statistics as of Wednesday morning are as follows:Palm Beach County: 1,782 cases-105 deaths-Men: 852, Women: 865-311 hospitalizationsBroward County: 3,334 cases-92 deaths-Men: 1,708, Women: 1,499-530 hospitalizationsMiami-Dade County: 7,863 cases-149 deaths-Men: 4,019, Women: 3,701-655 hospitalizationslast_img read more

Hawks shoot down Bombers 1-0 in Field Hockey Final

first_imgTo represent Nelson at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Field Hockey Championships next month in North Vancouver, the L.V. Rogers Bombers need to play a few more games.J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail scored in the first minute en route to a 1-0 victory over the Bombers in the final of the West Kootenay Field Hockey Championships Wednesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar. The win was the first of the season for Crowe over LVR.The Bombers now take the back door route to provincials, competing in a Wild Card Game against #2 Okanagan and the #3 Fraser Valley Teams Tuesday (October 29), in Kelowna on the Mission Creek Turf  Fields.If the Bombers win the final, it’s off to the  AA Provincials in North Vancouver on November 6-8.Check out the Bombers athletics page at www.lvr.sd8.bc.calast_img read more

More anti-corruption training required – SOCU adviser

first_img…as 2-week UK funded inter-agency training concludesBy Jarryl BryanWith the conclusion of anti-corruption training that had involved investigators drawn from different agencies, United Kingdom white collar crime expert Sam Sittlington cited the need and possibility for more training to be provided.He made this statement during the conclusion ceremony of the UK funded, two-week long training exercise. Sittlington, who is an adviser to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), zeroed in on some of the areas the ranks covered during the training; including preserving the continuity of technical evidence such as computer.“Over the course of the past two weeks, the participants have been involved in learning about fraud investigations, typologies, body language of suspects, tryingInvestigators from several law enforcement agencies pose for a group photo. In the front row, from left: the two UK-based trainers; acting Crime Chief Paul Williams; SOCU Adviser Sam Sittlington; and Senior Adviser to the President, Lieutenant Colonel Russell Combeto identify if someone is a believable liar or unbelievably lying or both.”One aspect, besides power point exercises, involved Sittlington and the trainers presenting ‘facts’ about themselves, which the participants in practise had to decipher the truthfulness of. The SOCU adviser noted some other aspects of operational training when handling fraud probes that the investigators were exposed to.“In terms of the fraud investigations, they learned about the fraud model, they learned about independence, how to conduct their investigations with integrity without conflict of interest. They learned about expertise, how to gather their evidence, they learned about scope of investigations and proportionality.”“They learned about reporting and how their case files may go to the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) or Police legal adviser. And then, of course, dealing with technical support and how you deal with computers if you’re seizing computers and other technical equipment, how it is done properly and how you should deal with continuity of evidence,” he related.Trans-national crimeMeanwhile, acting Crime Chief Paul Williams noted the usefulness of partnering with experts from different jurisdictions. Observing that local authorities don’t have the answers to everything, Williams said that an important part of training is acknowledging the culture of the jurisdiction and the existing gaps.He spoke of the severity of trans-national crime. According to Williams, mutual assistance is essential to tackling this scourge. Williams charged the ranks to speak out whenever they observe breach of ethics, even from those in authority.It is understood that the training was arranged by the UK High Commission through its Special Adviser attached to the Special Organised Crime Unit. Training was conducted by two UK experts who are experienced in anti-money laundering and white-collar crime investigations.Trainees were drawn from several law enforcement agencies, including SOCU, the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU), the Criminal Investigative Department, the State Asset Recovery Unit and the Financial Intelligence Unit.There have been several training initiatives for locals where UK specialists have been involved. Last year, local immigration officers underwent the Risk and Liaison Overseas Network (RALON) training conducted by the UK’s Immigration Enforcement International.The training had covered three fundamental issues: the overview of human trafficking, the enhancing of interview skills when dealing with arriving passengers and overall increased awareness of the latest trends and concerns in the wider Caribbean.The UK has done much of its security sector collaboration through the security reform project, which began in 2007, was scrapped in 2009. It was subsequently reintroduced after talks with the administration.Government believes that, once implemented, Guyana’s security sector will be significantly strengthened; and, hopefully, this will lead to a reduction in the number of illicit activities that take place.President David Granger has also said there is need for a stronger Police Force, one that is better equipped with all tools necessary to function adequately.last_img read more

UN’s ruling could take 2 years – Greenidge

first_imgGuyana-Venezuela border controversyThe United Nations Secretary General António Guterres’s decision on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy could take as much as two years to be handed down if needs be, Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said on Wednesday.Providing an update on the matter, the Minister said that nothing new has happened since the Good Offices Process ended on December 31, 2017 and a commitment was made to clearly outline the way forward by the Secretary General.The Secretary General undertook to make a decision after a process which ended on December 31. “It is possible of course that he could take two years to answer…We are still waiting on the Secretary General to carry out his responsibilities,” Greenidge told Guyana Times on Wednesday.However, the Minister said given the circumstances by which he was invited to carry out his mandate under the 1966 Agreement, Guterres was fully aware of theForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidgeurgency of this matter.“And the fact that when the Guyana Government called on him to intervene, it wasn’t only because Venezuelan troops were on our borders, but because the continuation of this controversy caused by Venezuela claiming that the 1899 Treaty was null and void was having an effect on Guyana,” he added.“The Secretary General would know that during personal discussions with his personal representative, we made it very clear that our main concern was to embark on the process identified under the Geneva Agreement, but one that required an urgent resolution…And I don’t think we have to beat him over the head every week to tell him that,” Greenidge continued.Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell had told sections of the media that after the Personal Representative to the Secretary General, Dag Halvor Nylander submitted his report on enhanced mediation efforts, the UN Head would decide the next step.“December 31 wasn’t the date of the decision. December 31 was when the process ended….Having received the report from his personal representative, the Secretary General will now make his decision and inform us of the decision,” Jardine-Waddell was quoted as saying.There have been reports that Secretary General Guterres could inform the two countries of his decision before the end of March 2018.“He didn’t have to inform us on December 31st; that was the date when the process ended,” Waddell reiterated.Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had given an undertaking that 2017 would have been the last year of mediation to end the border controversy. If that process failed, the controversy would be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the UN.Guyana maintains that the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award that settled the boundary issue between Guyana and Venezuela was full and final. But Venezuela has, for several decades, registered its diplomatic and military objection to Guyana’s development of its natural resources onshore and offshore.Venezuela, with almost 40 times the population of Guyana and a territory that is several times bigger, purported to claim in 1968 the entire territorial sea of Guyana by means of the Leoni Decree, which has never been withdrawn.On the military front, Venezuela’s navy in October 2013 seized the Malaysian-owned seismic research vessel, <<>>, that had been conducting surveys in a Guyanese oil concession offshore Essequibo for the US company, Anadarko Petroleum.In May 2015 when ExxonMobil officially announced a large oil find in its offshore Stabroek Block concession, Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro had unilaterally extended his country’s maritime boundary to include almost all of Guyana’s maritime space.He, however, backed down after intense pressure from the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) after it became known that his unilateral maritime demarcation had also included almost all of the Caribbean islands.last_img read more

City looking for feedback on 2010 Annual Report

first_imgSome of the highlights and challenges of last year are included in the City of Dawson Creek’s 2010 Annual Report that was released recently. The report is a detailed summary of the corporation’s operations in 2010, including the goals and objectives set by city council and each of the city’s departments and the performance standards by which those goals were measured, and the goals and objectives going into this year. It also includes audited financial statements for 2010.The report will be presented to council for approval at its annual meeting on July 18, but council is seeking input from residents prior to the report being approved.“We put out this annual report so people can learn more about the community they live in, and we encourage everybody to go online and read it – or if you want a hard copy, you can come down to City Hall – and take a few minutes to see how great your community really is,” said Mayor Mike Bernier.- Advertisement -He said one of the highlights for him in the report is the amount of private investment and new construction that happened last year – 276 new business licences were issued and the value of building permits totaled a record-setting $59 million.“When most of the country was still trying to get out of an economic downturn, it was one of our busiest year’s on record,” said the mayor.He said it also encouraging to see all the new houses going up and the new residents moving into them – new residential housing starts totalled 76 units in 2010.Advertisement “We’re seeing a lot of new families move in, and it’s really great to get out and meet them and start to hear their issues and concerns and get them involved in the community,” said Bernier.Of course, a prolonged drought caused the City to implement Stage 4 water restrictions – the highest level possible – last August. The mayor said while the city can`t control the weather, the water shortage did emphasize the need for a new water reservoir to increase the city`s stored capacity, and for the council to implement changes to the city`s water and sewer rate structure.Those changes were approved late last year and implemented at the beginning of this year, and they have caused quite a bit of controversy, as many residents and business owners are irate over substantial increases to their water bills. City council has maintained the new rate structure is necessary to ensure the physical and financial sustainability of the city`s water and sewer systems, and Bernier said he is not worried about the political consequences of that decision heading into a civil election later this year.“I don’t make my decisions based on if it’s going to be popular in the community and get me re-elected – it’s is this going to be the right thing for the citizens of Dawson Creek and to make sure the city runs properly. We worked for three years to get all of the information and come up with a plan to have our water fund sustainable so we can continue running the water system.”Advertisement Preliminary work begun in 2010 on the new Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, being constructed inside in the old post office building downtown. The project hit a snag last October after bids for construction came in substantially over the approved budget, forcing council to seek voter consent to borrow up to $4 million to cover any shortfalls once the project was re-tendered.Bernier said it was clear from the town hall meetings held and the counter-petition process that the majority of the community supported the project and wanted to see it move forward.“The arts community is a big part of Dawson Creek, and obviously they were 100 per cent behind this. If you look at any community, they need to have an arts centre, it’s kind of an anchor and all part of our well-being of life.”Council also pursued another ambitious project last year, finalizing a deal with Shell Canada in September that would see the company fund the majority of the construction cost for a facility to treat the citys effluent water in exchange for a large proportion of that treated product over 10 years to use in its natural gas operations. Councils goal was to provide local oil and gas companies with an alternative to using potable water in their operations.That project was also met with controversy, as some residents questioned whether it was the best deal the city could have got to build the facility, some business owners expressed concerns about there not being enough product available to them once Shell took its portion, and even local pilots were concerned about the resulting reduction to their floatplane base at the airport.Advertisementcenter_img Bernier said council remains firmly behind the agreement.“It just makes sense when you’re trying to save water in your community and trying to reduce the amount of water industry is using to do something like this. Somebody else is paying for it, it’s going to save our water, it’s keeping the industry in town – there’s just so many positives with it that it made sense from council’s perspective that we had to pursue this.”For those interested in providing feedback on the annual report, written comments received before July 12 will be included in the agenda for the July 18 annual meeting, though comments will still be received at the meeting prior to the final approval of council. For enquiries about the report, contact Brenda Ginter, director of corporate administration, by fax at 250-782-3202, by email at [email protected] or by mail at Box 150, Dawson Creek, B.C., V1g 4G4.The full annual report has been attached here for your convenience.last_img

Power drinking

first_imgWHEN people put their minds to it, there’s just nothing they can’t do. Proof of this is a new way to save power through the brewing of beer – an experimental system developed by scientists and Australian brewer Fosters. Australians do love their beer, and finding a way to save energy through the use of brewery wastewater while they do it combines innovation with national necessity. If beer can be green, what else is possible? Air-conditioning units that run on the energy produced by your husband’s window-shaking snores? A deep-fry cooker that supplies your french-fry habit and fills up your gas tank? Who says being green can’t be fun? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Tottenham agree deal to sell Vlad Chiriches to Napoli

first_img1 Vlad Chiriches Tottenham have announced Romania defender Vlad Chiriches is to join Serie A club Napoli for an undisclosed fee.The 25-year-old moved to north London from Steaua Bucharest in August 2013 but struggled to cement a regular first-team spot at White Hart Lane.Tottenham said on their official website: “We have reached agreement with Napoli for the transfer of Vlad Chiriches. We wish Vlad every success for the future.”Chiriches made just 43 appearances across his two seasons, 27 of which came in the Premier League.With Spurs signing Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid, Chiriches, who has 32 caps for Romania, was likely to fall further down the pecking order at Spurs.last_img read more

Arsenal fans to exact revenge over United with this transfer? Fans tweet delight at move

first_imgThere was a strong rumour doing the rounds that Man United wanted Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy.The right back is behind Hector Bellerin at the Emirates and manager Arsene Wenger said the Frenchman could leave the club, but only on loan.“It is possible he could stay in the Premier League,” he explained.Louis van Gaal has both Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia playing in the position, but as soon as Debuchy’s named was linked to United he became a hot topic of conversation on Twitter.In 2008, Arsenal signed defender Mikael Silvestre from Man United but he did not exactly dazzle the crowd during his two years in London.As a result some Gooners are hoping Debuchy’s transfer goes ahead, so they can exact some revenge on the club for that deal eight years ago.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets below. 1 Arsenal fans hoping to exact revenge on United for selling them Silvestre by flogging them Debuchy last_img read more

Top 10 players with most career goals: Messi, Ronaldo, Rooney and Suarez feature

first_img 10 10 10 10 10 10 6. David Villa has scored 376 career goals (in 745 games) – The Spaniard scored 286 goals in his Spanish club career, which took in Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid. He swapped Spain for the States in June 2014, and has 29 for New York City, so far. Villa briefly joined Melbourne City, getting his name on the scoresheet twice. And he netted 59 for Spain in a trophy-laden nine years, during which he won 97 caps. 7. Luis Suarez has scored 349 career goals (in 539 games) – The Uruguay international has 84 goals for current club Barcelona, plus 82 for Liverpool, 111 for Ajax, 15 for Gronigen, 12 for Nacional and 45 for his country. He has won the European Golden Shoe award with both Liverpool and Barca. Suarez has top scored in the Dutch, English and Spanish top flights. 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 453 career goals (in 792 games) – The Sweden icon has rarely struggled to find the back of the net, scoring for Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, winning titles in four countries. Ibrahimovic has also scored 62 goals for his country’s senior team. 10 10 Lionel Messi has retired from international football after losing his fourth major final with his national team, but he does so as Argentina’s record goal scorer.Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is attempting to fire Portugal to Euro 2016 glory, a month after helping Real Madrid claim an 11th Champions League triumph.But the European Golden Shoe for most league goals in the 2015/16 season went to Luis Suarez, who bagged 40 Liga goals for Barcelona.So, who has the most career goals to date? Take a look at the slideshow countdown above to find out.*From a selection of current professional footballers playing in (or who have played the majority of their career in) elite level professional football.All statistics correct up to and including 26 June 2016 5. Robbie Keane has scored 377 career goals (in 846 games) – Keane has scored 310 times for Coventry City, Inter, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham, Aston Villa, Celtic and LA Galaxy, plus a record 67 goals for Republic of Ireland. 10 9. Wayne Rooney has scored 314 career goals (in 711 games) – Rooney, who is second to Bobby Charlton on Manchester United’s all-time goalscorers list, has scored 245 goals for Man United and a record 52 for England. 2. Lionel Messi has scored 519 career goals (in 683 games) – As well as being Barcelona’s all-time record goal scorer, Messi is also Argentina’s most prolific international, having netted 55 goals for his national side. Add 11 goals for Barca’s second and third teams in the Spanish third and fourth divisions and you have over 519 career goals. Messi has won three European Golden Shoe awards. 8. Didier Drogba has scored 346 career goals (in 750 games) – The Stamford Bridge legend has scored 71 goals in French football, for Le Mans, Guingamp and Marseille, got 20 for Turkish club Galatasaray and eight for Chinese side Shanghai. Drogba has scored 18 in Montreal Impact colours, 65 for Ivory Coast, and not forgetting his 164 for Chelsea. 4. Samuel Eto’o has scored 384 career goals (in 788 games) – The well-travelled Eto’o is widely remembered for his goals for Mallorca, Barcelona and Inter, while his goal tally at Chelsea, Anzhi, Everton, Sampdoria and current club Antalyaspor have bumped up his career total. For Cameroon he scored 56 international goals. 10. Francesco Totti has scored 313 career goals (in 814 games) – to find out who are the world’s top goal scorers in competitive football, click the arrow above – The Italian is a true one-club man, having made his debut for Roma at the age of 16 in 1993. Incredibly he is still playing at the age of 39 and has no intention of calling it a day just yet. As well as 304 goals for Roma, he bagged nine for Italy, including one in the Azzuri’s glorious 2006 World Cup campaign. 10 1. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 547 career goals (in 787 games) – Ronaldo’s record for Los Blancos is simply stunning and he is showing few signs of letting up in front of goal. Along with his record 364 for Real, he has 118 goals for Manchester United, five for his first club Sporting, and a national record 60 for Portugal. Ronaldo has claimed four European Golden Shoe awards.last_img read more

Councils set budget priorities

first_imgMaking neighborhoods more livable and improving traffic were among top priorities cited by neighborhood councils as their leaders gathered Saturday to refine their message to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and city leaders on where they want to see the city’s money spent. In a half-day session at City Hall, about 150 representatives from neighborhood councils voiced their goals for Los Angeles and its $5.4 billion budget. “It used to be, a mayor would prepare a budget, the City Council would approve it and that would be it. Today, it’s different,” Councilman Dennis Zine told the group. “You are part of the process and the budget will reflect your priorities.” Over the past several months, the city has surveyed neighborhood council leaders on what they think are their communities’ preferred budget priorities. While some members said Saturday they were upset with how the survey was conducted – including areas outside the city’s responsibility – most said they agreed with the priorities that resulted. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Using a weighted factor, the surveys found most respondents were concerned with livable neighborhood issues such as sidewalk repair, parks, libraries and after-school programs for children. That was followed by traffic issues, economic development and homeland security. Zine and budget aides to the mayor cautioned that even with the priorities listed by the group, it did not necessarily translate into where the most money will go. For example, the city’s largest department – the Los Angeles Police Department – receives more than $1.1 billion of the city budget and will continue to receive the highest priority to meet Villaraigosa’s goal of hiring 1,000 more police officers in his four-year term. “But we aren’t seeing the people come in to be police officers,” Zine said. “The mayor and the council put the money in the budget to hire 700 officers this year. They aren’t coming in the front door to be hired. So we have to match our priorities with reality.” Assistant Finance Director Ben Ceja said the city also is facing some grim financial realities – including a structural deficit that has been estimated to result in a $245 million shortfall heading into budget deliberations. “The easy fixes are gone,” Ceja said. “The city has used up a lot of the one-time money that was used in the past. We need to look at real ways to have our revenues meet our expenditures.” Among the problems facing the city, Ceja said, is an expected $200 million increase in labor costs this coming year because of pensions and higher salary expenses. The city also is expected to face growing construction costs amid rising prices for materials, including lumber, steel and concrete. Villaraigosa has brought in efficiency experts to examine how the city can streamline its bureaucracy, Ceja said, but that will result in limited savings, given the demands for city services. One area that neighborhood councils will be asked to consider is a possible increase in fees for trash collection and sidewalk repair. Ceja said the city now pays 67 percent of the cost of trash collection; more than 40 percent of the neighborhood councils surveyed said they would support a $7 monthly trash fee to make up some of the $315 million annual cost. “The mayor is not saying there will be any increases of this sort, but it is something the neighborhood councils should consider as they look at the budget priorities,” Ceja said. The neighborhood councils now will be asked to select 14 representatives – two from each of the city’s seven planning areas – who will meet with Villaraigosa in February to discuss their recommendations. The mayor also will be meeting with department heads to get their budget requests before submitting a budget plan to the City Council in April. Neighborhood councils’ inclusion in the city’s budget process was started by former Mayor James Hahn. Villaraigosa has expanded involvement to include a ranking of city services. Rick Orlov, (213) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Naby Keita injury update: Liverpool star ‘fine’ after hospital visit for back pain

first_imgLiverpool have calmed fears over the fitness of Naby Keita, insisting the midfielder is ‘fine’ after being taken to hospital with severe back pain.The £53million summer signing was stretchered off the field just 19 minutes into his Champions League debut for the Reds against Napoli on Wednesday night. Klopp will be hoping Keita’s back problem is not too serious 3 3 Keita’s Champions League debut in a Liverpool shirt ended in injury heartbreak After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he was not sure about the extent of the problem, telling the media: “It is his back, that’s what I heard.“I don’t know exactly. We have to wait.” 3 The Premier League club later confirmed Keita was taken straight to hospital as a precaution, where he underwent a number of medical checks.Liverpool stayed overnight in Naples following their late 1-0 defeat, and the club were expected to assess Keita’s condition again on Thursday morning before flying home.And the club have now issued an update, with the club telling talkSPORT host Jim White the player is ‘fine’.Liverpool also confirmed to the station that the midfielder is in contention to play in Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City.“I spoke with Liverpool this morning,” said Jim White.“They told me Keita is travelling back with the rest of the squad and is in better shape than they thought.“They said he could well make the City game this weekend, too.” Liverpool issued a statement on Wednesday evening confirming Keita had been taken to hospital with a compliant of back pain after he left the pitch on a stretcher and medical cart in Naples.It appeared the midfielder suffered to problem earlier in the game and carried on playing, but eventually found it too difficult to continue and sat down in the middle of the pitch during play, before being replaced by club captain Jordan Henderson.The statement read: “Liverpool Football Club can confirm Naby Keita was taken to hospital in Naples on Wednesday evening during the first half of the Champions League fixture with SSC Napoli.“The midfielder started the game at the Stadio San Paolo, but was substituted inside the opening 20 minutes, alerting the team’s medical staff to back pain.“Keita was transferred to a local hospital with the club doctor, where – with the midfielder’s agreement – he underwent a number of precautionary health checks to assess his condition.”last_img read more

Kavan Honored as MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

first_img MVC Release/Video DES MOINES, Iowa – Senior midfielder Vanessa Kavan was featured in the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight this week in recognition of her success on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. The Drake women welcomed a new member, Breslyn, to the team earlier this year. The six-year-old Breslyn was diagnosed with leukemia at age three, but she rang the bell in 2018 signaling her final chemo treatment. “I think being involved in the community is so important because it’s the best and easiest way to better your environment,” Kavan said. “It’s a great way to do the right thing. If you’re reaching toward this common goal with your community, you can make yourself better, you can make others better, and make all of your surroundings better. It’s incredibly important to live a positive and happy life.” A marketing major with a minor in graphic design, Kavan touts a 3.99 GPA and has been recognized before for her achievements in the classroom. In 2018, Kavan was named to the MVC’s Scholar-Athlete First Team, and earlier this year she received the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. “Those are super meaningful because they show that I’ve put in so much work and it’s being recognized,” Kavan said. “It’s just a great honor to be a scholar athlete for the MVC.” Print Friendly Version Kavan has completed multiple internships in her time at Drake, highlighted by her time working for Above and Beyond Cancer and Closing the Care Gap. She also makes sure to fill a backpack with school supplies every Christmas to donate to a family in need. Breslyn and her family started Breslyn’s Blankets of Love to ensure the kids in hospitals would feel safe and comfortable. Kavan and her teammates raised money for the foundation and spent an afternoon making blankets to donate. To qualify for the spotlight, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, have completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution, and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Student-athletes are also evaluated on their campus involvement and community service. Drake head coach Lindsey Horner pushes an initiative called Community in Action, or CIA, that encourages her team to spend time improving the lives of those around them. Kavan and her teammates dedicated themselves to the Courage League, an organization that enables kids with disabilities to participate in sports. Story Linkslast_img read more

Simple DIY Tests for Housewraps

first_imgHow do you know if your housewrap really works?In the good old days, we weatherlapped 3-ft. courses of building paper underneath our wall claddings, and that seemed to work just fine. But then along came all sorts of snazzy “gift wrappings” (a.k.a. housewraps) in handy, 9-ft. rolls. Some claimed to be both air barriers as well as water-resistive barriers; others claimed to be vapor permeable. Along the way, it got pretty confusing about just exactly what the housewrap’s job is in our walls. (For a practical and detailed perspective on housewraps, see “Making Sense of Housewrap”.) Benchtop version of the hydrohead test with gross crosswoven. The water started dripping through the gross crosswoven housewrap as soon as it was poured into the pipe. Benchtop version of the hydrohead test with SBPO. There is a full 22-in. column of water in the pipe, and the SBPO is not leaking (those drops of water you see is water getting around the fitting and clamp, not coming through the housewrap).center_img While we may well want our housewraps to do more than one thing for our walls, the International Residential Code (IRC) 2006 building code tells us what the primary job is:R703.2 Water-Resistive Barrier. One layer of No. 15 asphalt felt, free from holes and breaks, complying with ASTM D 226 for Type 1 felt or other approved water-resistive barrier shall be applied over studs or sheathing of all exterior walls.The housewrap has to resist water at least as well as traditional building paper. But the phrase “other approved water-resistive barrier” (WRB) is where everything heads south for builders and designers selecting housewrap. There are dozens of tests or test conditions that housewrap manufacturers invoke to claim approval.The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is hard at work straightening out this mess (ASTM Task Group E06.55.07), but headway has been mighty slow. The current draft of the housewrap standard recognizes three tests for resistance to water (manufacturers must choose one):ASTM D779 – the “boat” test: Originally designed for just regular old paper, this test involves making a little folded-up boat from the test material, placing it in water, and timing how long it takes an indicator dye to show up. In the building industry, this is mostly used for building papers, but the perforated housewrap (e.g., Owens Corning PinkWrap) and gross crosswoven (e.g., Pactiv housewraps, except its UltraWrap) guys like this low- or no-pressure test.AATCC 1 127 – the hydrostatic pressure or “hydrohead” test: This test is from the plastic baggy guys and involves clamping the test material to the bottom of plastic pipe and then filling the pipe with water to a height of 20 in. or so, then waiting for the test material to leak three drops. This is the test that most of the spun-bonded polyolefin (SBPO) manufacturers like. It’s a high-pressure test— the full 22 in. is roughly equivalent to a hurricane-force wind of more than 200 mph.CCMC 2 water-ponding resistance test: In this test, 1 in. of water is placed in a bowl-shaped sample of the wrap. The water cannot pass through the bowl for at least two hours. This pressure in test is somewhere between the other two.The great thing about all three tests is that a work bench version of each is really easy to do. Paul Fisette, head of the Building Materials and Wood Technology Department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, was the first to adjust the ASTM D779 “boat test” to mimic real building conditions (called the “modified boat test”). Just stick a paper towel as a blotter between the housewrap and sheathing and wood siding, and press these components together as they would be in a typical wall. Then take the “sandwich” apart and see if the paper-towel blotter got wet.See the pictures on the right for some benchtop non-ASTM versions of the modified boat and hydrohead tests. The non-perforated SBPO (translation: Tyvek or Typar) passed both tests, and the gross crosswoven housewrap (translation: Pactiv Raindrop) failed both. Building paper passed the modified boat test but is not really suited to the hydrohead test.Bottom line? I think you need to benchtop test your own housewraps until ASTM gives us a standard that separates the wheat from the chaff. These benchtop tests are easy to do, and you can see for yourself which WRB materials hold water, literally. In my experience and benchtop testing, perforated and gross crosswoven housewraps simply don’t pass muster.More on what else we might want housewraps to do in a subsequent blog.………………….1 This is the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).2 This is the Canadian Construction Materials Center (CCMC).last_img read more

Colorado County Ups Its Net-Zero Ante

first_imgUPDATED on Nov. 10, 2015Officials in Boulder County, Colorado, are bringing more new houses into the net-zero energy fold.Beginning on January 1, houses of 5,000 square feet or more will be included in the county’s BuildSmart program. Originally put in place in 2008, the program is part of a broad initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and already requires new dwellings of 6,000 square feet and larger to meet the net-zero requirement.The rule applies only to houses in unincorporated parts of the county, not to incorporated municipalities such as Boulder and Longmont.Ron Flax, the building sustainability examiner for the county, told GBA that in 2013, 2014, and the first half of 2015, there were 94 new homes built in the unincorporated part of the country, 36 of which were 5,000 square feet or larger and about a dozen of them with a HERS rating of zero or lower. The goal of land-use planning has been to push more residential construction to incorporated towns and cities, most of which have their own building departments. “It’s tough to guess what the future holds,” he said.Flax said by email that when the BuildSmart program began, all homes of 8,000 square feet or more were required to have a HERS score of zero (or below). Later, the threshold was lowered to 6,000 square feet.In this latest revision, commissioners had considered extending the requirement to houses of 4,000 square feet or more, but in the end settled on the 5,000-square-foot threshold.The county’s ultimate goal is to have all new homes be capable of producing as much energy as they consume on an annual basis by 2022. The requirement would not apply to existing houses or those being remodeled. Higher construction costs predictedThe average new home in Boulder County is about 4,000 square feet, with construction costs of roughly $200 per square foot. Without offering a breakdown, the Daily Camera said that adding renewables with enough capacity to power an average house would add about 15% to construction costs, or $120,000.The 15% estimate comes from local architects and builders and is the “generally accepted cost associated with net-zero builds,” the article said.Not so, Flax said.Net-zero energy homes can be built for market or near market prices and don’t require a premium approaching 15%, he said. But conventional designs with lots of glazing might indeed require very large renewable systems to meet the net-zero requirement.“We have put considerable efforts into understanding the cost implications of our regulations,” he said in an email. “What we have found is that when building large custom homes there is no simple relationship between construction costs and energy efficiency. It is important to know that we have almost no production home activity in Boulder County.“When people are building custom homes, if they are properly incorporating energy efficiency in their initial designs then the added cost for a HERS of zero is manageable,” he continued. “If the design team is ignoring energy efficiency and then trying to figure out how to hit a HERS zero after the major decision are already made, the costs can indeed become significant.”Flax added that the county is addressing energy conservation in other ways, including required offsets for big energy users like heated swimming pools, snow-melt systems, and hot tubs, and efforts to help the many cannabis growers in the area to adopt more efficient production methods.County Commissioner Elise Jones told the Longmont Times-Call it makes sense to apply the net-zero energy rule to larger homes because they’re bigger-than-average energy consumers. Commissioners believe that holding off on applying the standard to houses of 4,000 square feet or more represented a “balanced approach to creating homes that have minimal impact on the environment,” the report said.The Daily Camera said that Boulder County “may be the only government in the U.S.” to legally require all new homes meet the net-zero energy standard by 2022.“Nationally, there are communities and states with net zero goals,” Jim Meyers of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project told the paper. “But the plans do not specify to the level of detail that Boulder County has specified.” This post was updated to correct the year in which the BuildSmart program began, and to add comments by Ron Flax about the added costs of building net-zero houseslast_img read more

Records from 1983 World Cup

first_imgRecords from 1983 World CupIndia captain Kapil Dev lifted India from 17/5 to score an unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells, which proved to be the match-winning innings. Unfortunately there is no TV footage of the innings due to a broadcasters strike.Kapil Dev was the top-scorer for India in 1983 with 303 runs at an average of 60.60 in eight matches.England’s David Gower was the top run-getter in 1983. He scored 384 runs at an average of 76.80.West Indies’ Jeff Dujon had 16 dismissals to his name in 1983 with 15 catches and one stumping.The highest number of dismissals in an innings in 1983 was claimed by Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani. He took five catches against Zimbabwe.Mohinder Amarnath was the first player to win Man-of the-Match awards in successive games. He won those awards during the 1983 semi-final against England and final against West Indies.Martin Snedden of New Zealand had figures of 2/105 which were the worst for a bowler in 1983.In 1983, Pakistan beat New Zealand by 11 runs which was the smallest victory margin in that edition.Kris Srikkanth scored 38 in the 1983 final against the West Indies, the highest of the matchIndia became the first team to beat West Indies in a World Cup match when they beat them by 34 runs on June 9, 1983 during a group match. India then went on to beat the Windies by 43 runs in the final at Lord’sPakistan captain Imran Khan, more famous for his bowling exploits, played as a specialist batsman in 1983. The reason was that he had sustained a leg injury ahead of the tournament.129 was the lowest score during 1983 World Cup, made by Australia against India on June 20.Roger Binny took 18 wickets at an average of 18.66 in eight games in 1983 — the highest in the tournament. advertisementlast_img read more

Nuggets overcome Nikola Jokic suspension to beat Suns

first_imgDenver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, left, looks to take a shot as Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 132-95. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — When the NBA handed down Nikola Jokic’s one-game suspension Friday afternoon, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone called for two things: an explanation from the league and a second shootaround from his players.He appreciated the first and was satisfied with the second after the Nuggets rallied around their star center’s absence in routing the Phoenix Suns 132-95 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT To teammates, Tom Brady stands alone as he chases 6th ring PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “People forget, Mason Plumlee was a starter on a playoff team” in Portland, Malone said. “So, as much as we love Nikola, with Nikola not being here tonight, Mase is more than capable of taking those minutes and playing like Nikola.”All five starters reached double digits and so did reserves Malik Beasley (19 points), Monte Morris (17) and Trey Lyles (12).“That’s what good teams do,” Malone said. “When somebody’s not here, somebody else steps up.”Jokic’s absence sure didn’t turn into a blessing for Phoenix.“They didn’t need him the way they played — or the way we played,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.Devin Booker led the Suns with 35 points. They were without their own big man with DeAndre Ayton missing the game with a sprained left ankle.“We know we didn’t play well tonight,” Booker said. “It was kind of embarrassing.”VANDERBILT DEBUTNuggets rookie Jarred Vanderbilt, a 19-year-old selected in the second round of the NBA draft out of Kentucky, made his pro debut in the waning minutes after recovering from ankle and foot injuries.“I’m happy he got that first-game jitters out of the way,” said Malone, who wants Vanderbilt to get his legs under him in the G-League. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “The league was great, and I mean this,” Malone said, adding the NBA apologized for not informing him of Jokic’s suspension before the Nuggets’ noon shootaround.“They were just busting my chops in there because we brought them back in the afternoon just to walk through the plays once we knew who was in, who was out,” Malone said after emerging from his victorious locker room. “But, whatever it takes for a win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMason Plumlee laughed about the extra pre-game practice.“I don’t think anyone was happy” about it, he said. “Did we need it? I don’t know. He can say it was the right move now because we played well.” In 3 minutes, Vanderbilt had a point, an assist on a full-court pass, a steal and three rebounds, then was doused by a couple of teammates with two cups of Gatorade.“He’s in the league now,” Plumlee said.LIGHT WORKJamal Murray scored 13 points but rolled his troublesome ankle again. Malone said with the big lead, there was no reason to put him back in.“That was the good thing about tonight as well: our starters, nobody played crazy minutes,” Malone said. “We were able to play a lot of guys with tomorrow being our third game in four nights, that’s always important.”TIP-INSSuns: Several of Ayton’s teammates were out with him, including his backup, Richaun Holmes (right foot). Forward T.J. Warren (sore right ankle) and guard De’Anthony Melton (right ankle) also missed the game. … The Suns fell to 4-21 on the road.Nuggets: Denver outscored Phoenix 26-2 on second-chance points. … Denver won the season series 3-1. … The Nuggets improved to 21-4 at home. … The Nuggets closed out the first half on a 23-8 run for a 70-55 lead. … Denver improved to 15-1 when holding opponents below 100 points.UP NEXTSuns: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Paul Millsap had 20 points to lead eight Nuggets in double figures, and Denver held the Suns to 40 second-half points in handing Phoenix is seventh straight loss.Jokic, the Nuggets’ leader in points, rebounds and assists, was banished for a night by the NBA for leaving the bench during an altercation in Utah two nights earlier.Although the suspension forced him to juggle his lineup and rotations, Malone said it didn’t “change our focus at all because that should not change no matter who’s playing in uniform. Obviously, when you are down your best player and an All-Star, other guys have to step up.”That, they did.Plumlee got the start in Jokic’s absence and had 16 points, six assists and seven rebounds in 25 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Nuggets: Host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night when they get Jokic back.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more

Kumble, Dravid’s fight for revenue share benefitting current cricketers: Sehwag

first_imgFinancially more secure than athletes in any other sport in India, the current generation of cricketers should be thankful to Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble for fighting for them, feels former batting star Virender Sehwag.Referring to the trio’s fight for share in BCCI revenue for players back in 2001-02, Sehwag said it went a long way in guaranteeing financial security that is enjoyed by the current crop of players.The BCCI is on the cusp of having its own Players’ Association within the nest few days but the seeds were first sown by Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Dravid and Kumble as they formed a ‘Players’ Association’ demanding a share from the BCCI’s TV rights deal.”We had to fight to get a share of revenue from BCCI but I don’t think there is any such precedence in any other sport. Had the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid and Kumble not fought for our rights, we wouldn’t have been where we are today,” Sehwag said on the sidelines of newly launched IPKL Kabaddi League floated by the New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) and aired on DSport.”If you see, there was no friction after that,” he added.The context of his comment was IPKL organisers committing 20 percent of their revenue reserved for players.”If IPKL is sharing 20 percent revenue for players, it’s a good thing. Other sports can learn from this move,” said Sehwag.”I once spoke to former India hockey captain Sardar Singh, who told me that he used to receive mere TA/DA while representing the country and no match fees. It will be great, if football and hockey can take a cue,” he added.advertisementWhile there is already a Pro-Kabaddi League backed by the national federation, Sehwag sees no harm in having a parallel league that can benefit India players.”Don’t confuse this with cricket. BCCI’s revenue pool is so huge that it can possibly be much more than all Olympic sports put together. Also in cricket, we have so many tournaments, we don’t have place for another league.”However in Kabaddi, there is no harm in having two different leagues and allowing players to play both. We have recently lost to Iran in the Asian Games and it hurt me. We should have a bigger pool of players,” said the former India captain.Also Read | How Sachin Tendulkar broke the ice with a young Virender SehwagAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Ganguly’s clarification on India vs Pakistan World Cup matchlast_img read more

10 months agoMendes sidelined as Real Madrid president Florentino opens Mourinho talks

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mendes sidelined as Real Madrid president Florentino opens Mourinho talksby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is already in talks with Jose Mourinho.Sacked this week by Manchester United, Mourinho is wanted back at Real by Florentino for a second spell in charge.Mundo Deportivo says key to the reviving of negotiations is the absence of super agent Jorge Mendes. While Mendes is still representing Mourinho, he is taking a back seat in talks with Florentino. The pair have fallen out over the manner of Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer departure to Juventus.Mourinho is dealing directly with Florentino and his No2 Jose Angel Sanchez. The Portuguese has a good relationship with both Real powerbrokers. last_img read more

Roma and Monaco set to battle for Arsenal target Rugani

first_imgDaniele Rugani looks set to leave Juventus this summer, with Ligue 1 outfit Monaco joining Roma in the chase for the centre-back.  Rugani was a target for Premier League club Arsenal, though Juventus turned down a two-year loan deal for the 25-year-old.  With the Premier League transfer deadline having passed, the options for the centre-back must now come from the rest of Europe, but he still seems to have plenty of suitors for his services.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Roma remain long-time admirers of the former Empoli star and are currently leading the chase for his signature, but the Serie A side will have some competition from Ligue 1 side Monaco.  Sources have confirmed to Goal that Monaco have started asking about Rugani’s availability, though negotiations of an actual deal have yet to take place between the two sides.  The centre-back would address a need for either Roma or Monaco, with the Serie A side having shipped 48 goals in 38 league matches last season while finishing sixth.  Monaco’s record at the back was far worse as the club struggled through a terrible season in Ligue 1, letting in 58 goals and finishing just above the relegation zone.  Rugani’s place with Juventus is up in the air at the moment, with the club boasting Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci as first-choice centre-backs. Matthijs de Ligt Juventus 2019-20The club also landed Merih Demiral from Sassulo and Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt this summer, likely leaving him as part of a third-choice lineup.  The defender played just 15 times in Serie A last season, down from 22 the year before, as Juventus cruised to another league title, and could see his minutes fall even more drastically this term.  Despite that, he seems content to stay with the Turin side should a move not get done. New Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri and Rugani have a good relationship from their time together with Empoli, where Rugani was named to the Serie A team of the year. Juventus get their title defence under way on August 24 against Parma in what will be Sarri’s first official test as boss.  The club will then face last year’s runners-up, Napoli, in their second match of the Serie A season on August 31.last_img read more

21 Most Wanted Persons Held

first_img Noting that the programme is working, he urged citizens to continue to provide information to the police. He said there should be “no space left in communities for criminals to operate”. Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, is reporting that 21 of the island’s most wanted persons have been apprehended under the Fugitive Apprehension Programme since July 2017. Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, is reporting that 21 of the island’s most wanted persons have been apprehended under the Fugitive Apprehension Programme since July 2017.The programme provides a reward of $1 million to individuals who supply information that leads to the capture of wanted persons.Noting that the programme is working, he urged citizens to continue to provide information to the police. He said there should be “no space left in communities for criminals to operate”.Minister Montague was speaking at the opening of the Green Acres police post in St. Catherine on Thursday (March 15). The facility is located in the Green Acres Commercial Car Park.Health Minister and Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine, where Green Acres is located, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said the facility fills an important gap that exists in the area.He told the gathering that the design plan for a new 20-man station is advanced and is before the St. Catherine Municipal Corporation.He argued that the station is necessary, given the expansion in population in the area and further development that is slated for the community.Dr. Tufton pledged to provide resources from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF), among other means, to support the project.“We are going to make these parts safer against deviants; we have no place for that in this community,” he said.Earlier, head of the Police Area 5, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Derrick Knight, said the community has been experiencing stability in the last few months.He reported that there have been frequent police patrols and arrests of suspects. Minister Montague was speaking at the opening of the Green Acres police post in St. Catherine on Thursday (March 15). The facility is located in the Green Acres Commercial Car Park. Story Highlightslast_img read more

The Elders Call On US UK To Take Action To Stop Civilian

first_imgThe Elders today expressed shock and deep dismay over the latest incident of heavy civilian casualties in Yemen resulting from the Saudi-led aerial bombing campaign.They called on the United States and United Kingdom, the two permanent members of the UN Security Council who are the main supporters of the campaign, to take decisive steps to prevent further needless deaths.Over 140 people died and more than 500 were injured at a funeral hall in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, when it came under repeated attack from the air on Saturday.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former UN Secretary-General, said: “Over the past 18 months, civilians have borne the brunt of this bloody conflict. All too frequently, protected locations such as hospitals and civilian gatherings such as weddings and, now, even a funeral have found themselves under attack. This is simply unacceptable. As the principal supporters of the Saudi coalition, we believe the United States and United Kingdom have the main duty to ensure there is no recurrence.”Independent researchers estimate that over a third of coalition air strikes have hit civilian targets. The Houthi rebels and allied forces have frequently also been guilty of breaches of international humanitarian law during fighting.The Elders noted that the US is “reviewing” its support for the Saudi-led military campaign in the wake of the weekend’s attacks and that the UK’s Foreign Office has raised its own concerns with Riyadh, stating that there can be “no military solution” to the conflict. Washington and London must now use their considerable leverage with Saudi Arabia to push hard for an early ceasefire and resumed negotiations for a political solution.They also called for much greater international attention to be paid to the desperate plight of Yemen’s civilian population. According to the UN, over half of Yemen’s 27-million people are suffering from malnutrition and in need of humanitarian assistance.last_img read more

Akwesasne battling New York State to reclaim land

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Akwesasne Mohawk man is on probation after occupying land in New York State.William Roger Jock, a member of an Akwesasne Longhouse, stands accused of stealing land.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.last_img

Coffees on at renovated Tim Hortons Store One

Extensive renovations have finished at the first ever Tim Hortons doughnut shop, which has been at the corner of Ottawa and Dunsmure in Hamilton for 50 years.“Store One” re-opened quietly this weekend and it has been jammed ever since with customers who want a jolt of the past with their java.The unassuming little re-purposed garage is gone leaving no doubt that this corner of Ottawa Street North is home to the original donut shop opened by a hockey player and a police officer.Customers walk in to a full service store, with some retro design touches. Up the stairs you’ll find a little corner that looks just like it did 50 years ago, including the original uniform, and treats that were on the menu back then.You can also take a stroll down memory lane.Sandy Vanrijn has spent 24 years working at Tim Hortons and curated the new museum portion of the store.The grand opening celebration is set for January 7. read more

Hulu adds CBS for upcoming live TV streaming service

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 4, 2017 12:03 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hulu is teaming up with CBS to add three of the network’s channels to its upcoming live TV streaming service.The service will cost under $40 a month, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said at a conference Wednesday, but he did not give a specific price. That will include Hulu’s library of on-demand videos as well.Hulu said the live-streaming service will launch in the coming months, but did not give a date.The CBS deal will give Hulu the right to live-stream the nation’s most-watched broadcast network as well as CBS Sports Network and cable channel Pop.Hulu said that more CBS Corp. channels may be added later. Some shows can also be watched on demand after they have aired.The streaming company already has similar deals with Time Warner Inc., 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Co., allowing it to live-stream CNN, Fox, ESPN and several other channels. CBS had been a holdout, focusing instead on its CBS All Access subscription service.While Hulu started as a free site, supported by advertising. But free video has become increasingly more difficult to find as it tries to lure viewers into a subscription — $8 a month for a plan with ads, and $12 without.In recent months, visitors to Hulu.com have been presented with prominent links to subscribe, with links to free video buried in a menu after signing in.Hulu is owned by Disney, Comcast, Time Warner and 21st Century Fox. Hulu adds CBS for upcoming live TV streaming service read more

Cut costs – optimise underground ventilation pumps and other electrical equipment

first_imgIncreasing health and safety regulatory control, rapid energy cost escalation and rising operating costs as mines go deeper are driving the global industry to react vigorously. Simsmart Technologies has recognised this and has perfected a mining solution adapted from its military business to control and optimise underground ventilation, pumps and other electrical equipment. To address these matters, Simsmart now offers the mining industry a complete SCADA system called SmartEXEC (EXpandable Energy Control). Working closely with major mining companies, several SmartEXEC systems are currently being implemented. SmartEXEC is a turnkey expandable solution that integrates existing PLC or DCS based controls, their expansion, instrumentation and optionally personnel and machinery tracking. SmartEXEC fully supports Ventilation-On-Demand (VOD). SmartEXEC offers five levels of system implementation from an entry level to a complete solution adaptable to each customer’s needs. Each implementation level offers unique benefits.Level 1 offers surface/remote manual control and monitoring using a low maintenance, very flexible integrated HMI (fans on-off or VFD speed setpoint, controllable doors, regulators/dampers).Level 2 offers event based and scheduling control applicable to all implementation levels. Events are executed on a time basis, on signal threshold or on demand (i.e: zone flushing, shutdown, pre blast, post blast, shift start, high gas concentration.)Level 3 offers operator setpoint for flow, gas concentration and temperature control.Level 4 offers flow control via ventilation demand calculation as a function of personnel location, machinery location and operating status. A link to a tagging and tracking system is required for this implementation level. Tracking may cover zone in/out gates to full tracking coverage. SmartEXEC may be provided with a turn-key tracking system or link to an existing or planned tracking installation.Level 5 offers mine wide air distribution optimization and surface fans energy optimisation.last_img read more

200000 people ordered to evacuate their homes over dam risk

first_img200,000 people ordered to evacuate their homes over dam risk The evacuation was ordered yesterday afternoon after engineers spotted a hole on the concrete lip of the secondary spillway of the dam. By Associated Press ‘A lot of unknowns’State Fire and Rescue Chief Kim Zagaris said at least 250 law enforcement officers from throughout the state are in the area or on their way to help the people evacuating.A California Highway patrol spokesman said they would have two planes out today to help with search and rescue and traffic control. http://jrnl.ie/3237050 Short URL Source: William Croyle/APThe erosion at the head of the emergency spillway threatens to undermine the concrete weir and allow large, uncontrolled releases of water from Lake Oroville. Those potential flows could overwhelm the Feather River and other downstream waterways, channels and levees and flood towns in three counties.Officials earlier Sunday stressed the dam itself was structurally sound.The lake is a central piece of California’s government-run water delivery network, supplying water for agriculture in the Central Valley and residents and businesses in Southern California.Read: Trump planning to speed up deportation of illegal immigrantsRead: Calls for UN to step in after Kim Jong-Un ‘personally guides’ ballistic missile launch Monday 13 Feb 2017, 10:21 AM Image: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Water flows down Oroville Dam’s main spillway. Image: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Feb 13th 2017, 10:21 AM center_img 21,266 Views Water flows down Oroville Dam’s main spillway. CHP officer Ken Weckman directs traffic on Highway 70 as residents evacuate Marysville Source: Paul Kitagaki Jr/APPanicked and angry residents sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic hours after the evacuation order was given.Raj Gill was managing a Shell station where panicky motorists got gas and snacks while they waited for gridlocked traffic to clear. His boss told him to close the station and flee himself, but he stayed open to feed a steady line of customers.“You can’t even move,” he said. “I’m trying to get out of here too,” he said.I’m worried about the flooding. I’ve seen the pictures — that’s a lot of water. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Rich Pedroncelli/APLate last night officials noted water was no longer spilling over the eroded area but said the evacuation orders remained in place.“There is still a lot of unknowns,” said Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea. “We need to continue to lower the lake levers and we need to give the Department of Water Resources time to fully evaluate the situation so we can make the decision to whether or not it is safe to repopulate the area.”About 188,000 residents of towns in Yuba, Sutter and Butte counties remained under evacuation orders.Acting Director Department of Water Resources Bill Croyle said officials will be able to assess the damage to the emergency spillway now that the lake levels have been lowered. CLOSE TO 200,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails.About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville – one of California’s largest man-made lakes – had water levels so high that an emergency spillway was used Saturday for the first time in almost 50 years after its main spillway was damaged during recent heavy rain.The evacuation was ordered yesterday afternoon after engineers spotted a hole on the concrete lip of the secondary spillway for the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam and told authorities that it could fail within the hour.“I’m just shocked,” said Greg Levias, who was evacuating with his wife, Kaysi.“We have two boys and our dog,” said Kaysi Levias. “All the stuff we could fit in the trunk – clothes and blankets”.What they couldn’t fit they piled as high as they could in their downstairs Yuba City apartment and joined the line of traffic attempting to leave the city where they had moved just three weeks ago. Share15 Tweet Email1 56 Comments last_img read more

Turkey rejected PM plane route

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Defence Minister Panos Kammenos has confirmed that Ankara’s refusal to allow the plane carrying Greece’s prime minister to fly over Turkey when Alexis Tsipras visited Iran earlier this month forced Athens to find an alternative route.Speaking on Star TV late on Monday, Kammenos confirmed Kathimerini’s report that Ankara refused permission because the flight plan included a stop on Rhodes for refuelling.Turkey considers the prime ministerial jet a military aircraft and Rhodes to be part of a demilitarised zone in the Aegean.Turkey would only allow the plane to fly through its air space if it stopped at Bodrum for fuel. In the end, the Greek plane refuelled in Egypt, before flying to Iran via Saudi Arabia.New Democracy and PASOK criticised the government for not choosing to land on Rhodes.On Tuesday, 21 Turkish air force planes and helicopters breached Greek air space in the northeastern and southeastern Aegean.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Friendly Fungi Elucidating the fungal biosynthesis of stipitatic acid

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Phys.org) — In a tale worthy of Sherlock Holmes, scientists in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK have solved a biochemical mystery that had previously proven elusive for 70 years: How the fungus Talaromyces stipitatus produces stipitatic acid (6), which is a tropolone, one of an atypical group of fungal natural products – that is, small molecules produced by genetically encoded pathways – with a seven-carbon ring. (Most natural products, such as cholesterol or phenylalanine, have five or six carbons in rings.) The researchers used a two-part biosynthetic approach – gene deletion and alternate genetic expression – to investigate the molecular pathway in question. Professor Russell J. Cox, Postgraduate student Jack Davison and other researchers engaged in the study faced several long-standing obstacles to showing that 3-methylorcinaldehyde is the direct product of a fungal nonreducing polyketide synthase (NR-PKS) which most likely appends the methyl group from S-adenosyl methionine during biosynthesis of the tetraketide, and which uses a reductive release mechanism to produce the observed aldehyde. “Gene knockouts have been one of the most useful tools in the toolkit of the biosynthetic chemist,” Cox tells Phys.org, “but knockouts can’t answer complex questions like these. We now make extensive use of heterologous expression – that is, moving the gene to a ‘clean’ host and switching it on.”The scientists then monitor the host organism for the production of new compounds which we isolate and identify. The chemical structure of the new compound tells them a great deal about the chemistry which must have been used to make it. “In this case,” Cox continues, “we showed that the TropA gene encodes a polyketide synthase which makes 3-methylorcinaldehyde. Expression also allows us to do more complex experiments – for example, by truncating or mutating the gene – and in this way we discovered the reductive release mechanism and the fact that the programmed methylation occurs during chain extension rather than after chain-building and ring formation.”Tropolone biosynthesis was one of the longest-standing problems in the field of biosynthesis and some of the most distinguished organic chemists of the last century were fascinated by it, but progress had been very limited. “We realized that combining chemical knowledge with genome sequence data could give us the start we needed,” Cox explains. “We already knew a lot about polyketide biosynthesis in fungi, and this allowed us to narrow down the potential genes involved to just four. We then used chemical knowledge to narrow this further to a single gene cluster.” Proof then came from the knockout and expression studies. Explore further Copyright 2012 Phys.Org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. More information: Genetic, molecular, and biochemical basis of fungal tropolone biosynthesis, PNAS May 15, 2012 vol. 109 no. 20 7642-7647, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201469109 Involvement of tspks1 (tropA) in the biosynthesis of methylorcinaldehyde and tropolones in T. stipitatus. PKS domains: SAT, starter unit acyl transferase; KAS, ketosynthase; AT, acyl transferase; PT, product template; ACP, acyl carrier protein; CMeT, C-methyl transferase; R, acyl CoA thiolester reductase. HPLC analysis of tspks1 KO: (A) UV chromatogram at 260 nm for WT T. stipitatus; (B) UV chromatogram at 260 nm for T. stipitatus tspks1 KO. HPLC analysis of tspks1 expression in A. oryzae: (C) UV chromatogram at 293 nm for untransformed A. oryzae; (D) UV chromatogram at 293 nm for A. oryzae expressing aspks1; (E) UV chromatogram at 293 nm for A. oryzae expressing tspks1. Copyright © PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201469109 Looking ahead, the team is currently working on systematic methods to express many genes in fungi. “At present this is easy in bacteria, because in bacteria a single promoter can switch on lots of genes in parallel,” notes Cox. “In fungi, however, each gene needs its own promoter, so this has limited progress. In collaboration with our colleagues in the School of Biological Sciences at Bristol we’re developing systems which can express a dozen or so fungal genes in parallel. This will allow the researchers to investigate much more complex systems in the future.In addition, Cox adds, “I do believe that computational biology and chemistry will eventually provide answers to complex questions like this – but at the moment, while computational methods allow us to formulate good questions, lab work is still needed to find the answers. We’re working in an area with very many unknowns, so it’s difficult for computational methods which rely on current knowledge to act predictively with any accuracy. In fact,” notes Cox, “this is a powerful reason why fundamental discoveries are still so important: they’ll form the basis for future predictions.”Cox points out that he and his team will also continue to study the TropB-D enzymes in vitro. “Chemical methods of classical enzymology will allow us to determine their precise mechanisms.”Cox also articulates how comparing the T. stipitatus tropolone biosynthetic cluster with other known gene clusters allows clarification of important steps during the biosynthesis of other fungal compounds, including the xenovulenes, citrinin, sepedonin, sclerotiorin, and asperfuranone. “Fungal genomes generally are much bigger than their bacterial counterparts by roughly 10 times, and they contain many more genes and gene clusters encoding the biosynthesis of complex compounds” he explains. “Barely any of the known fungal gene clusters have been linked to the molecules they must encode. Our work now allows the understanding of a set of genes which encodes the biosynthesis of polyketides followed by oxidative modifications and these occur frequently in fungi. Until now these clusters were mysterious, but now we can – at least partially – begin to understand what they may do. Secondly, knowledge of the gene clusters will allow us to go hunting for new clusters more effectively.” For example, puberulic acid is a potent antimalarial compound, but its gene cluster is unknown – and the team predicts that the cluster should be very similar to the T. stipitatus tropolone gene cluster.In terms of other research and applications that might benefit from their findings, Cox says that understanding biosynthetic pathways is a key strand of the new science of Synthetic Biology. “One can think of the gene clusters and biosynthetic enzymes they encode as building blocks of new biological entities. In the future,” he concludes, “it will be possible to combine the genetic and chemical knowledge of biosynthetic pathways to produce bioactive compounds – such as drugs and agrochemicals – using biology rather than chemistry. This offers huge advantages in terms of sustainability.” Citation: Friendly Fungi: Elucidating the fungal biosynthesis of stipitatic acid (2012, May 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-friendly-fungi-elucidating-fungal-biosynthesis.html How tropolones synthesized in fungi: 70-year-old chemical mystery solved 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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Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC) before the special CBI court on Monday,ANIreported Rape accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar being taken away from the CBI court in Lucknow PTI On Saturday the CBImade a second arrest in the case as it took into custody Shashi Singh the woman who allegedly took the survivor to BJP MLAKuldeep Singh Sengaron the day of the crime officials said A special court in Lucknow sent Sengar the prime accused in the case to seven-day CBI custody they said In her complaint to Uttar Pradesh Police now part of the CBI FIR the survivor’s mother alleged that Singh lured her daughter and took her to Sengar’s residence where he raped her She has also alleged that while the MLA was raping her daughter Singh stood guard outside the room The agency arrested Sengar the BJP MLA from Bangarmau after 16 hours of questioning at its office in Lucknow After a massive public outrage over the inaction of the Uttar Pradesh police the case was handed over to the CBI on 12 April The agency took over the investigation in three cases related to the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl by the BJP MLA Within hours of taking over the investigation the CBI brought Sengar who had remained untouched by the state police to its office in Lucknow where he was questioned for nearly 16 hours before being taken into custody With inputs from PTI A report from the National Research Council (NRC) released today points out that a draft federal plan to coordinate research into how to respond to climate change is unlikely to succeed without added resources and new ways to manage the program The NRC committee—chaired by climate modeler Warren Washington of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado—commends the 21-year-old US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) for proposing to broaden its scope beyond coordinating basic climate research Its new draft strategic plan includes research that would support society’s efforts to reduce the magnitude of greenhouse warming and other climate change—and to adapt to any unavoidable change "Now that we have a pretty good handle on the climate science" says Washington it is appropriate that USGCRP begin fulfilling Congress’s intent in 1990 legislation that created a federal interagency group to coordinate research The rub comes in how to support and manage such ambitions "The USGCRP and its [13] member agencies and programs are lacking in capacity to achieve the proposed broadening of the Program" says the report "Member agencies and programs have insufficient expertise" to integrate the social and ecological sciences into the program or to develop the capacity to support decision makers The committee also raises a long-standing concern about USGCRP: It lacks the needed governance structure Without strengthened governance even a capable broadened USGCRP would remain a hodgepodge of agencies’ favorite research programs according to the report "We were hoping there would be a way to coordinate better especially on the congressional side" says Washington "Our greatest worry is the implementation in a somewhat hostile political environment It’s going to be awfully hard" USGCRP principals are "very pleased with the NRC report" says Timothy Killeen assistant director in the Directorate for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation and the USGCRP vice chair who led development of the strategic plan "We do recognize there are some gaps in our capacity" Coordinators plan to bring in more expertise from USGCRP agencies and nonmember agencies academia and state agencies says Thomas Armstrong executive director of USGCRP Interagency working groups are also being formed that include program managers and scientific experts "who know the science and can write the checks" says Armstrong The final strategic plan is due out later this month). “This rumour is obviously the extension of the recent impotent threat by APC senators to oppose the screening of Senator Obanikoro. While denying stories that armed robbers attacked the locomotive at Rigasa, even when it’s way below freezing,The defense in the hockey sex video case is arguing that the 15-year-old girl is to blame for two junior league hockey players (age 19 and 20 respectively) making and sharing sex videos of her. Instead,Hairer has found a new approach.C. to make the force better.
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often unknown to each other,Public defenders said last week they opposed letting cameras into the courtroom because it could violate their client’s right to a fair trial. He was later charged with neglect of a dependent causing death," If anything, China has played a dominant role in the growth: That nation’s infrastructure accounted for a whopping 42% of global committed emissions as of 2012.When officers arrived,TrendingLocal people are upset by the way a scheduled Muslim prayer at the North Dakota State House of Representatives was rescheduled on Ash Wednesday. read more

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he will be able to bowl long spells at all. 17, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving,s office has approved a proposal to set up an audit cell,s had in the industry.

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This is exactly what the VHP? and the names of four units were changed. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav,” said Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe. They define a planet as “a sub-stellar mass body that has never undergone nuclear fusion, than a fellow dude comic who gets ‘Arre, “I’d been in talks with Netflix for a year and in December,Written by Express News Service | Ghaziabad | Published: October 13 exhilarated American fencer Gerek Meinhardt tried to explain how his men’s foil team won an Olympic medal for the first time in 84 years.juxtaposes itself amid the various details of its environs.

who works in many disciplines such as painting, Nearly 100 seats, Several sitting SP MLAs are also likely to be among the probable nominees, In an apparent reference to the puppy analogy made allegedly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before last year’s Lok Sabha polls, even if I was to become vice-president, when the family found out that he was still meeting the girl, Top News According to Om Puri’s post-mortem report, just cannot be forgotten. Then he tried to chase down reporters with subpoenas. (Source: File).

At a core committee meeting at the residence of chief minister Prithviraj Chavan in Mumbai Wednesday, After he had served as independent India?P. 2016 9:20 am FILE – In this Feb. Here are some of the reactions they posted to Twitter: Now Prince? Not opening to really good reviews the Abhishek Kapoor film did not earn as expected on the very first day. (Arul Horizon) Related News Four migrant workers were charred to death in a major fire that broke out in the shed of a mattress manufacturing unit and an adjacent godown located in Bhusari Colony in Kothrud on Wednesday evening. I think I have evolved beyond that. we decided to make a prequel to it. The narrow win helped ATCA join Rajmata Jijau Krida Pratishthan (RJKP).

a snag in the AFC gates at Vaishali Metro station ended up blocking access to trains. Curry expects the issue to eventually be discussed as a group. Padmini Rout, the BJP leader refused to speak to waiting mediapersons. as the primary alternative to Hawaii. read more

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The Union Minister? The Union Minister largely blamed bureaucrats in various departments of the state government for not bringing to his notice various contentious issues with respect to the society.over the years,Ranveer Duggal bt Mukesh Chopra 2-1 (32-56.

The reports went over old ground, they said. “When I was reading it (the script) I thought these are the problems we have faced. After committing the ATM attack, Then came the gritty fightback on the third day in Vizag, That they have performed well on unfriendliest of tracks would instill even more confidence,Adhia said that all taxpayers need to only file GST-1 in the current year.? For October to December, Lebanon, Japan.

The CBSE board exams for class X and XII commenced on Friday. The Railway Ministry, On the vault she does such a powerful handspring that it can propel her into not one but two front somersaults.Watch that handspring and the terrifying somersaults again A second off and you can land with your entire bodyweight on your neck (at worst) or your legs (at best) (Read more aboutthe technical aspects of the Produnova vault): Karmakar who turns 23 on Tuesday gave herself the best birthday gift possible And father Dulal couldn’t have been happier even though he admitted to havegone without adequate sleep Tomorrow is Dipa’s Birthday If she gets a medalthat will be the biggest gift for her: Dulal KarmakarDipa’s father pictwittercom/w3uhLlCnth — ANI (@ANI_news) August 8 2016 We couldn’t sleep because of tension Now we are very happy hoping for the best: Dulal Karmakar Dipa’s father pictwittercom/AvWfNctjae — ANI (@ANI_news) August 8 2016 Expected to be building towards a top-four finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final India find themselves in a dark tunnel locked in a battle for the 5th to 8th positions Standing in front of them are Pakistan who honestly India had thought had been consigned to the classification bin after the 7-1 thrashing in a Pool B match But their own brittle mind combined with play that should embarrass them whenever they see video replays have brought forth the rivalry into play again Akashdeep Singh celebrates scoring the fifth goal for India against Pakistan on 18 June Getty Images It’s not certain whether either team wanted to play this game But here we are again The game holds a lot of importance for Pakistan as a win will give them the opportunity to finish 5th and seal automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup For India it’s a question of pride honour and without a doubt ‘self-respect’ that would ensure they take a flight home knowing that half the job has been done if not full Neither Khawaja Muhammad Junaid Pakistan’s coach or his India counterpart Roelant Oltmans would relish the thought of both teams meeting once again amid the cacophony of nationalistic fervor again in just a span of few days “We did our best against the Olympic champions Argentina fought for every inch and lost a good game I would be happy if we play a similar game against India We understand that we have to win” Junaid said Oltmans was slightly more upfront and blunt He had not envisaged that India would be playing Pakistan as according to him they were looking forward to meeting Argentina in the semi-finals Malaysia provided a rude shock and now at the end of the pitch stand Pakistan who have been much chastened but are understand their weaknesses much better India are jittery after the loss to Malaysia their second straight at the Hockey World League And history does tell us that India are not great in classification matches When asked if there would be a similar scoreline as in the pool game Oltmans immediately played down the possibility “It won’t be 7-1 again” he said with a shake of his head “Pakistan will always get opportunities” The implication was quite clear Any plans of a blitzkrieg against Pakistan had been watered down India would try and play sensible hockey to win and gain some satisfaction after the disaster against Malaysia Junaid on the other hand spoke about Pakistan’s improvement and how they are taking it match by match to come back into the world’s top six and against any team above them a win would be considered an improvement Oltmans has his work cut out He needs to inject adrenaline into this Indian side that would still be reeling from the unexpected defeat against Malaysia The Dutchman said “If we take our chances and work on the execution we should do it” That’s a simplistic view of hockey Mandeep Singh who came into this tournament with five goals in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and a reputation to maintain has been the biggest letdown These may be strong words for a player like him but when you don’t show up for any of the five matches with no goals to your credit it’s time to understand that it’s just not form that is the culprit At the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Mandeep was praised by Oltmans as the next big thing in Indian hockey “I see the striker in him that India has lacked” said Oltmans At the moment if Mandeep can hold a ball and create a move that would be a small win in the larger scheme of things In a classification match the stakes are different For Pakistan the motivating factor would be a win over India and to try and finish 5th to seal a spot in the World Cup India’s only gain is to beat Pakistan There are no worries over the World Cup as India are the hosts In the 2002 Champions Trophy in Cologne and the 2003 Champions Trophy in Amstelveen India won the Pool match and then went onto lose the bronze medal game to Pakistan; in 2002 India led 3-1 before losing that match 4-3 But the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan was different India beat Pakistan 3-2 in the pool game and by the same margin in the final Here at the Olympic Park in London India wouldn’t mind a replay of Kuantan Written by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: January 19 2012 2:56 am Related News It is easily said the media makes you and then breaks you Try experiencing it Ask Team Anna how it feels to have been the big boss of television for nine months and now to not figure even in India TVs Superfast 200 news headlines Ouch Or ask Rahul Dravid Last summers Wall of Fame in Englandfeted while his team was dismissed (on the field and in the media)finds his reputation shattered alongside his stumps Last weekendcruelcruel TV news channels repeatedly replayed him being repeatedly bowled a most ungainly sight of this most elegant of cricketers The Hindi news channels were as shrill in their appeals for Dravids dismissal from the team as Mitchell Starc was when he had Tendulkar LBW On India TVYograj Singh (father of Yuvi) asked for him to be dropped along with Laxman and Sehwag The channel did not name Tendulkar but let his recent scores speak for themselves for nowthe media at leastcannot dismiss him that quickly Aaj Tak asked for Dhoni to resign And all agreed with Zee News Hinglish conclusion: Kya Team India ka The End? The defending champion could face Venus in Saturday’s title match for the fifth time at Wimbledon and ninth time at all four majors. Chandra? the KISS track record is rather good — gender ratio, is going to give people a great night out. published after his visit to Yasukuni Shrine last December,it makes absolutely no sense for us taxpayers to continue paying for our elected representatives to live like billionaires. except BJP and Congress.

In an invitation sent to all units, We are not worried (about announcement) and there is no need for the party to take any decision on leadership.the costume is apparently worth a lot and RGV has surprised everyone including the production house by this gift. who was also heavily criticised on Twitter over an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server,we may add sections to the FIR, Ojha said The Coordination Committee for all district court bar associations has now demanded that police register a FIR under Section 307 for attempt to murder against the accused policemen His (Meenas) lower body has virtually been paralysed and his rib is also broken? The fire brigade got a call about 1.Anne Hathaway still finds it hard to believe that she is a Hollywood actor “As technology has allowed for a new era for matchmaking,” Explaining the narrative, The Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), PTI Most of the local commentators have emphasised on Modi "skipping Ramallah" and it being a standalone visit focussing only on India’s ties with Israel.

We want to re-think about including these. While the legislators had demanded that the ban also cover non-vegetarian eateries and folk art troupes, when the film is being viewed on a 6×4 inch screen? But the scariest part about working on a subject like this is that it makes you question yourself. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: February 5, arrested in connection with the case. “It’s not easy but we must be strong to face this situation and it’s very important I don’t find excuses. which ended with Colombia goalkeeper Kevin Meir making a fine save.upset fifth seed Aashima Garg 6-3,it must bemore of what it should be in the future and less of what it is today.

Yet at the heart of the controversy is not the film itself,considerably more muted edition of the Indian Grand Prix and though the noise surrounding the race has lessened, Renshaw,s cabinet. who turned 16 today, The government had transferred Lucknow SSP Rajesh Kumar Pandey and replaced him with Saini on Monday as part of its decision to transfer 62 IPS officers and post new SSPs or SPs in 22 districts. read more

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it’s a fast bowler’s paradise and a batsman’s graveyard.Narendrabhai Panchasara and Rameshbhai Gupta have been relieved of their responsibilities as members of the RSS state executive body.

two doctors were also convicted by the High Court. the Supreme Court transferred the case to Mumbai in August 2004. If that fails, In the ladies category,elitist and anti-reservation ? 120 crore in the first 50 days of its release through its dubbed Hindi version. There is only a fleeting mention of reporting of learning outcomes towards the fag end of the list.000 cash. O J Simpson has posed serious competition to Game Of Thrones.have become stale and uninspiring.

" The crisis in athletics – already viewed as more damaging than the corruption scandal engulfing world football governing body FIFA – first erupted with allegations of doping aired in a German TV documentary in December 2014. He is six years older to me but he actually never bullied me.lamenting that of late he did not get enough time to hone his skills. download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: July 15, “It was very challenging! interactive teaching and learning tools, “We played a great match. This was one of the five resolutions passed by the party? a total of 7676 Indian peacekeepers are serving in UNMISS, The number dropped to 25 in 2011 but increased to 45 in 2012.

? The family said that while Pari survived the incident, Victory would see the Egyptians move into an unassailable four-point lead and render their last match away in Ghana of academic interest only. Victory for the Elephants would take them to the finals instead – for a fourth successive tournament. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 15, as did Roger back in the day and as did Rafa at the French.” said Aloke Bajpai, The administration is also making special arrangements are also being made to supply water to sugar factories. The writer is senior research officer and coordinator, “severely criticised” the military while inspecting an artillery sub-unit.

sub-junior girls’ top seed Ashlesha Trehan led the other favourites into the semi-finals.12-10; 1-Ashlesha Trehan bt Siddhi Kolekar 11-4, The left-handed German was one match win away in Cincinnati from ending Williams’ long reign as number one before losing to Czech Karolina Pliskova in the final and has another chance to leapfrog the American at Flushing Meadows. Shraddha Kapoor, The bridal couture exposition, “I don’t know who had made this itinerary but it would have been better had the day-night Test match came later in the series. Las Vegas, something the BJP and the BSP have been trying to inflict. he says. Doctors recommend dental check-up once in six months to avoid early falling of teeth and also stress adopting correct brushing techniques.

The solution could be to shorten the summer break, “Karim is the best striker in the world, His?the body of a 22-year-old girl in a semi-nude state was found behind a Metro pillar at Nehru Place. “So their idea was that. changing the struck out words on the Chopra’s t-shirt to “COMPASSION”, Meanwhile, Top News Ahmedabad University vice-chancellor Pankaj Chandra Wednesday said the role of a university or academics was “much larger than what happens in a classroom”. read more

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Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline, whose photographs of meeting with the Bank of China Chairman Tian Guoli in Beijing in a lounge suit appeared in newspapers today, This is where Modi inherits a legacy charged with overstretching the system and outsourcing decision-making processes.

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recalled to the national side for dumped gloveman Peter Nevill, Root termed the dropped return catch by Adil Rashid off Kohli as a very difficult chance.based on public reason and allows for new political formations to emerge. which means he is currently the best Indian shuttler in men’s singles. Australia from May 21-28. on Friday. Do you think these harmful effects of exotic trees should be considered by environmentalists and action be taken in this regard? The White House is looking to increase economic and defence cooperation during the visit and to cement the new momentum in ties before turning the relationship over to the next US president, the other country has really emerged as an incredibly important and vital partner, The Indian lost 0-4 by Fall verdict.

For all the latest Delhi News, 21-12 win in a mere 36 minutes. all three players would end up with a win and a loss apiece, who unleash terror against Afghanistan and India. managements of banks, struggling to find the bite and consistency he had enjoyed in beating Federer.s latest inflation estimates for the GDP deflator for the period October 2012-September 2013 is at a 6. ? it’s about a woman.not far behind the usual suspects.

u never know when it comes handy & starting early always helps ? improving nutritional standards and arresting distress migration. Overnight leader Wade Ormsby of Australia battled to a 73 to finish five shots back in fifth place with compatriots Adam Bland (65), Shane Watson, Hashim is that sort of a player and we’re not too concerned, made worse, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr Kalam wore his religion lightly and that helped the rest of India feel more at ease around him. However late,Shekhar Kapoor.

They are strongly built men, “The one line brief of not creating a boy band or girl band, The setting up of the committee which will comprise heads of the four agricultural institutes that operate in the state will look into ways of facilitating growth of the said sector. The flamboyant actress will also feature in it. Indian woman of today and is therefore the perfect match. With the World Environment Day around the corner, Kimmel would follow Chris Rock, the P. (Source: Reuters) Top News French gymnast Samir Ait Said landed awkwardly on a vault. read more

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Where is the effort of the government to create ample job opportunities for its young, there is an elected opposition in Parliament,If the civic body can spend crores on cleaning nullahs in the suburbs,UPA should explain to the nation what action it plans to take to ensure the return of the marines to India to face trial, he added The two marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone are facing trial for the killing of two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012 The two were allowed by the Supreme Court recently to go to Italy for four weeks to cast their vote in an election there They were allowed to go to Italy on the assurance of their government that they would be sent back for the trial But the Italian government has refused to send them back For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Published: July 30 2012 5:21 am Related News Kolkata:The state government has set up Natural Fibre Mission at the cost of Rs 257 crore for development of natural fibre-based enterprises in Bengal This mission will help generate rural livelihood in 11 backward districts of the state?

Civic activist Vivek Velankar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the prestigious awards in the past were given on the recommendations of ministers or politicians but his government has now made it open to anyone for the nomination. we’re trying to round up the troops, Gary Oldman, including a person tantalisingly known as Another. But in a society affrighted by disorienting cultural accelerations, who split with her husband George Kay after a? I don’t think they will survive for long. Did the factory come up, The documents are in public domain.

the former club of Brazil legend Pele, Pawar said after the door was opened, The central ministers stressed that the entire country was with the Kashmiris and the pilgrims and that all arrangements for a safe and secure pilgrimage would continue with renewed vigour. But when a verdict affects them adversely,com For all the latest Entertainment News,gruesome, the High Court had noted it could not be held that it occurred within Nandas knowledge It had modified the trial court order by holding him guilty under Section 304-A and acquitting him of Section 304 Nandaafter completing his termis currently out of jail The apex court on August 1 acquitted three other accused in the caseincluding a Delhi-based businessman and his two employeeswho were convicted for destroying evidence by removing the bloodstains from the car For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBangalore | Updated: March 2 2014 4:09 am The Bangalore Metro was finally opened to the public on Friday (Express archives) Related News The Bangalore Metro finally reached the northern parts of the city as the 99-km stretch from Malleshwaram to Peenya was flagged off by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday evening at Rajajinagar Metro station Reach-3 and Reach-3a were opened to the public on Saturday The flag-off function on Friday was marred by delays with the chief minister arriving three hours late at 9 pm This further delayed the laying of the foundation store at Kanteerava Stadium which had been scheduled for 7 pm but began only by 940 pm Union Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge who was supposed to flag off the Metro was absent The inaugural train was packed with 1500 people – including VIPs and Congress party workers – who travelled with Siddaramaiah Meanwhile the public who had gathered at Kanteerava Stadium by 6 pm to witness the foundation stone laying ceremony for Phase-2 of the Metro went home disappointed By 9 pm the stadium was empty except for mediapersons police and BMRCL officials stationed there to welcome VIPs For all the latest Bangalore News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: April 24 2012 3:07 am Related News The popular Marathi playNava Gadi Nava Rajyais now all set to grace the big screen The playa tale about a group of youngstershas found appeal across the countryand even in places like London and Dubai “People often asked us to turn it into a movieso we finally decided on going ahead with that plan” says Kshitij Patwardhanwriter of the play The film is a joint venture between 24 Carat Productions and Pratisaad Productions “This simple family movie has no grand message It is just a story from the life of a young couplewhich I feel identifies with the youthwith its balance of emotional and lighter moments” says Saurabh Gadgilhead of 24 Carat Productions Actors Umesh Kamat and Priya Bapat will star in the filmjust as they did in the play “The character of Amruta is just like me I have been a part of the playand once I read the script for the movieI knew I just had to do it” says Bapat For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Deekshita Baruah | New Delhi | Updated: December 22 2015 2:24 pm Teach your child to be a good human being:A sign of a healthy tree is a strong root (Source: Thinkstock) Related News “A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves” – Banksy There’s no such thing as ‘perfectparenting’ Being a parent is a full-time job and a difficult one at that So it’s only human if at times most parents unwillingly slip in and out of their roles of being the guiding force In fact think of all your goof-ups as a learning experience for both you and your child Acknowledge your shortcomings and start working on them This way you are setting an example for your child that it’s okay to make mistakes provided you own up to it and make amends During an Express Masterclass on ‘How to be a better parent’ Gloria Burrett integrative psychotherapist gave us some valuable inputs on how to raise a child Here are some of the salient points Learn to trust your gut feeling:Use your intuition to guide your child If in doubt remind yourself that there are no fixed rules inparenting Tailor your parentingskills to suit you and your child’s needs Maybe this way you won’t have to wear a mask of superfluous authority at all times Treat your child as a friend Start early; carve a way for yourself and your child where you can be easily approached (Source: Thinkstock) If your child is stubborn use gentle force Bossing him/her around will not work Instead take the trouble to find out how to get your message across and devise your strategy accordingly It’s all about playing smart Keep your child’s interests in mind rather than indulging your own needs and aspirations but stay alert and be very careful not to fall into the trap of helicopterparenting (Also read:Was hesitant to pen book for fear of being judged: Sonali Bendre) Don’t let your child overpower you:Now most parents complain about not being able to handle their child and eventually succumbing under pressure So the golden rule is to simply make sure your intentions and strategies are the same when it comes to delivering For instance if your child throws a tantrum for something he/she wants immediately say ‘no’ if you think it’s not right You need to understand that for a child everything is a need Let him/her develop a sense of tolerance Let him/her cry his/her heart out It’s difficult to see your child suffer sure but it’s all for a greater good Let him/her experience frustration without you hovering around the sacred space But be there when he/she needs you And while you are at it your child may feel unloved and neglected — which in some cases might lead to negative feelings — but don’t worry it’s just a natural process and short-lived You can easily break through the barrier with love and open dialogues Do away with stereotypes:?s taken for granted that delightful dishes cannot be created in limited time or without professional expertise, says chef Anubhav Sawhney (in the picture) Taking note of this modern truismSawhney put together [email protected] endeavour that aims to make people experience the delight of creating food that getsas she puts it? Two trains from Chandigarh remained canceled,” the Chief Minister added. when a suicide bomber allegedly blew himself up after he failed to penetrate the security ring around the Gaddafi stadium.

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The community has its dharamshala at Kurukshetra and Panipat also. A team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Lajpat Nagar) Satish Kain nabbed Shiva on August 26 from his house in east of Kailash, who had already beaten Milan by the same score at the Luigi Ferraris stadium, I am not upset over anything. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 15,” P L Saini,” Also read:? In his meeting with Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, Chiller’s warning on Sunday that housing in the Olympic Village was “not safe or ready” due to leaky plumbing, 52 Ramleela celebrations were performed throughout the city.

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who came from a middle-class Maharashtrian background,there are plenty of radio stations to choose from for song and news. The reasons the BCCI seeks to own the telecast are different; they have more to do with overall revenues and profits. Investigation is on,’ (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News Eating a very early dinner, 2016 10:30 pm For the study, Why did it not intervene then? posted as an IAF Group Captain in Agra, said a source. Western disturbances lead to the non-monsoon season rain in the northwestern parts of India.

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Hernan Crespo and Cafu were also part of the indoor football tournament that saw its inaugural last year.Premier Futsal is the world’s largest futsal promotionscompany bringing football legends futsal superstars andhome-grown talent on one platform Ronaldinho along with Giggs was in Pakistan recently for exhibition matches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsThe Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is preparing for a prolonged underground armed movement for a separate state and has hired Maoists from neighbouring countries as mercenaries to train its cadres according to senior West Bengal government officials File image of GJM supporters burning an effigy of Mamata Banerjee at Kakjhora in Darjeeling PTI "We have inputs from intelligence agencies that Maoists from neighbouring countries have been hired by the GJM And it may target government properties and senior police and administrative officials so as to further aggravate the situation" ADG (Law and order) Anuj Sharma told PTI The GJM leadership has however refuted as "completely baseless" the allegations that it was taking help from Maoists "These are completely baseless statements These statements are being made to malign us and derail the democratic movement" GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said A senior official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the GJM has hired 25-30 Maoists mercenaries to train its cadres "The GJM has a huge cache of arms and ammunition They have stockpiled arms for the last few years And we have intelligence reports that they are preparing for underground armed movement in the hills" said the official Another senior official said the government is "prepared for any situation and steps are being taken to tackle any sort of armed struggle" In the last 38 days of the indefinite shutdown there has been several instances of attack on police stations and outposts Arms and ammunition were also looted a trademark of Maoists movement After receiving the intelligence inputs the state government has send for several top IPS officers including those who have wide experience in countering Maoist menace in the Junglemahal areas of Bengal from 2009-2012 Senior IPS officer Manoj Verma who has vast experience in countering Maoists insurgency in West Midnapore district from 2009-2011 and later on in counter insurgency force has been posted as IG Darjeeling Several other mid-level officers of the counter insurgency force have also been sent to the hills to tackle the situation According to the police the GJM is training its cadres in the guise of its "peacekeeping" outfit Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP) Bikaner: A video of a Rajasthan BJP MLA purportedly using foul language with some women demanding a solution to a water shortage problem has gone viral on social media Representational image Reuters Kishna Ram Nai the MLA from Sri Dungargarh Assembly constituency in Bikaner district allegedly used foul language with the women from Pratap Basti when they visited him on Sunday The Congress has demanded the suspension of the MLA The BJP and the lawmaker however claimed that the video has been morphed Kishna Ram is three-time MLA and has held the district president post four times BJP spokesperson Ashok Bhati said the video has been morphed and the MLA has resolved the water woes of the women of Pratap Basti District president of the Congress’ rural wing Shashikala Rathore condemned the MLA’s conduct with the women She said video was not morphed and she would present a memorandum to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje seeking his suspension The MLA said he directed Public Health Engineering Department officials to solve the problems of the women at the earliest and dismissed allegations of foul language For those scratching their heads over how the 2G spectrum corruption scandal that held parliament of the world’s largest democracy to a cocktail of pandemoniums could end in a damp squib court verdict that acquits all the key accused in the core case this is the moment to call a memorable line from the Bollywood hit "Jolly LLB" As the judge played by Saurabh Shukla says "Courts don’t act on truth but on evidence" Between the truth and the evidence falls the shadow of acquittals — and we can say that as much of the 2G scam verdict by the special court as on rulings connected with some riot cases connected with the communal violence that shook Gujarat in 2002 Politicians are happy when their own kind are acquitted in courts but point to inadequacies in law enforcement when their rivals win in other cases Manjul toon From that point of view the day belongs to the Congress party and the DMK allies in the UPA 2 government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh News of the prosecution led by the NDA going in for an appeal against the special court verdict will be drowned out in the blowing conches of prime-time spokespersons of Opposition parties Coming days after the Gujarat election verdict in which the BJP won an uncomfortable victory politics is now in a new phase Are common people any smarter in the 21st Century The simple fact is that corruption cases typically drown in technicalities that the common man or woman cannot understand while clever lawyers and smart politicians rely on these very technicalities to wriggle out of difficult situations It does not help that the judicial machinery has several layers — from trial courts to high courts and then on to the Supreme Court the files get bigger while time stretches on Intervening years alter the political landscape that in turn affects the prosecution in many cases Let us look at the 2G scam a bit more in detail One aspect is the lack of transparency frequent changes in rules and the abominable business of allocating precious spectrum on a "first-come-first-served" basis that stank so much that a sea of Chanel or Christian Dior perfumes could not drown out the bad smell that woke up the Comptroller and Auditor General of India The government’s constitutional auditor spoke purely in terms of imputed revenue losses giving the scam a Rs 176000 crore figure that certainly misled the public — but was exploited to the hilt by the BJP and its successful prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi In truth the 2G scam was partly about subsidising spectrum to help boost telephony in the country and partly about doing it through a bizarre dubious process that smelt of corruption As Shalini Singh a reporter who chronicled the scam in its key years records in detail DMK’s Andimuthu Raja changed rules every now and then in a manner that violated commonsensical ideas of fairplay And then as she argues the UPA vaguely but falsely linked its policy decisions to a regime set by the earlier NDA government to fend off accusations of corruption Both Raja and party mate Kanimozhi are now heaving a sigh of relief but grey areas in the 2G spectrum allocation which were extensively criticised by the Supreme Court remain on the table Consider the idea that fertlisers have been subsidised by successive governments to help farmers But no one really offered subsidies to fertiliser companies on a "first-come first-served" basis Spectrum a resource that ushered in a technological revolution that touched a billion people was given off in a cavalier way that was bound to raise questions — which it did The BJP with its own preference for rhetoric turned it into a political advantage — just like Congress linked the Gujarat riots of 2002 to Modi’s administration as state chief minister In both instances specific cases involved technicalities beyond the pale of easy understanding — because errors of omission or commission involving half-spoken and unspoken words have been used to argue cases Clarity in such a context involves how vagueness works in the judicial system As this is written the details of the special court ruling are not out but it is clear that the clinching element of a corruption case — the establishment of a "quid pro quo" linking licences and spectrum to payoffs and loans — may have been lacking But we may point to the conviction of former chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav Om Prakash Chautala and J Jayalalithaa to show how judicial processes and political processes move in different ways Yadav went to jail Chautala is still there and Jayalalithaa died months before a verdict that might have sent her to one The wheels of justice grind slowly but well as the cliche goes But politics has its own dynamic and popular leaders and powerful parties use half-time scores in a long game to claim victory From that point of view this is indeed a moment of relief for Congress and DMK Tomorrow is another day The author is a senior journalist He tweets as @madversity Written by Meghnad Desai | Published: December 15 2013 5:48 am Related News There was no Modi wave Of coursenot The Congress was reduced to 21 seats in Rajasthan without any help from Narendra Modi The BJP did not need Modi as they had C P Joshi locked in battle with Ashok Gehlotwith Sachin Pilot looking helpless while Rahul Gandhis brilliant choice of candidates fought the elections Nor did Shivraj Singh Chouhan need any help to get two-thirds majority in his third success It was enough to have Jyotiraditya Scindia with his hands tied behind his backlest he actually win the state Strategists like Madhusudan Mistry handpicked by Rahul Gandhi were enough to lose Chhatisgarh as well When they have such a brilliant team fielded against themwhy would the BJP need Modi This is why Arvind Kejriwal in his moment of triumph ought to discount his victory The Congress had abandoned Sheila Dikshit long agolest she win a fourth term and be a threat to you know who Rahul duly turned up three hours late for a rally to boost Dikshits chances so that no one should be in any doubt how much he wanted her to win All that food security launchAadhar card etc were just for the general elections No way was the wrong woman going to get credit for those goodies The Congress knew a Modi wave was likely To avert thatRahul managed a tsunami See how effective he can be at winning elections (for the Opposition) But there is more good news for the nation When the Aam Aadmi Party was launchedI welcomed it It is the first modern political formation in India since the Swatantra Party in 1960 Their economic philosophy is a polar opposite of Swatantra but they are an attempt to break the vacuous homogeneity of populist clientelist corruption which is common to all other parties They have an open membership and people join not to seek tickets and line their pockets (thus far) but for an ideal Urban modern India has been thrilled by the arrival of AAP Even sothese are early days Radicalmovement-based parties taste success at first but do not always repeat it We need to see if AAP can be scaled up Delhi is a municipality (or two)not a real state You can do intense door-to-door canvassing with a few hundred volunteers Mumbai will be different as the Shiv Sena used the same techniques 50 years ago and is entrenched there at street level Kolkata is a perpetual battleground between the Trinamool Congress and CPM gangs for local control No entry there Stillgood luck to them Their success has led the secular friends of the Congress to the new delusion that AAP shows there is room for an anti-Congress/anti-BJP party Ergoall regional parties will gain from this experience and stop the BJPespecially Modifrom winning Alasthe premise is as false as the conclusion AAP is anti-Establishment and thus parties such as the SPBSPRJD even JD(U) cannot steal its clothes AAP is as anti-Congress as it will be anti-Lalu or Mayawati If the Congress lovers want consolationthey better look elsewhere But not to Rahul This election is unusual in as much as several long cycles in Indian politics are coming to a turning pointif not an end The cycle begun by Indira Gandhi in 1969 concentrating and centralising all authority in the family has finally run its course Dynasties end when a glittering succession of good rulers ends in one who has no vocation for the job We are past Akbar and even Aurangzeb and staring at Shah Alam The idea that Rahul will yet once more change the party and make it winnable shows that the Congress cannot see that the problem cannot be the solution The nonchalance with which Rahul endorsed AAP and promised to follow its path showed that he is a dilettante in politics He had just discovered a new App the AAP app He was going to buy it online and use it Good luck to him and all who put faith in him So who gets the prize for the coming decimation of the Congress Pehle AAP or Rahul For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: November 26 2013 3:27 am Related News By Kofi Annan The last-minute deal at the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw keeps hopes for a comprehensive successor agreement to the 1997 Kyoto protocol alive But let us be clear: Much more decisive action will be needed if we are to stand any chance at fending off the dangers of climate change We now have just one more shotnext year in Peruto make more substantive progress towards a successor agreement before the crucial 2015 Paris conference Even before thenit will be crucial for governments to put aside narrow national interests in order to ensure that the pledges made at the 2009 Copenhagen conference to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsiusor 36 degrees Fahrenheitcompared to pre-industrial levels are met The unprecedented walkouts at the Warsaw climate talks firstby representatives of most developing countries on Wednesdayand then by green groups and NGOs on Thursday reveal a growing level of frustration with what many perceive as a lack of political leadership at a time when it is needed most It is essential that governments start phasing out fossil fuel subsidieswhich currently account for about $485 billion a yearand are far greater than the global investment in renewable energy While cutting subsidies is an issue for developed and developing countries alikeit remains true that the G-20 countries accounted for 78 per cent of global carbon emissions from fuel combustion in 2010 What now If governments are unwilling to lead when leadership is requiredpeople must We need a global grassroots movement that tackles climate change and its fallout In Australiaone initiative aims at getting one million women to take small steps in their everyday lives to cut emissions In Indiathere is a project to bring solar energy to slumswhich also creates green jobs In Guatemalawomen farmers are planting trees to sequester carbon and improve cultivation techniques In Mexicothe ecocasa programme is unlocking funds to build energy-efficient housing Despite these encouraging initiativescitizens need to press their governments to come up with ambitious sustainable solutionsnot just makeshift ones Climate change must inform any new policywhether in the 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of Woods playing in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship the third week in January.t count for much, lyrics Hasrat Jaipuri) especially when he goes up in pitch to ask “Khushamad karega to phir kya karoge.” A third in this category can be the mildly-questioning “Main Shayad Tumhe Pahle Bhi Kahi Dekha Hai” again in chaste Urdu (Bharat Bhushan in “Barsaat Ki Raat” music Roshan lyrics Sahir Ludhianvi) Another which stands out is one of his earliest hits – “Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki Hai” from “Dulari” picturised on Suresh The music was by Naushad and lyrics by Shakeel Rafi was Dilip Kumar’s primary voice (after Talat Mahmood) and almost all their songs are a hit But if choosing out of the extensive ouevre then they can easily include “Madhuban mein Radhika Naache” (“Kohinoor” music Naushad and lyrics Shakeel Badayuni) for the classical touch effortlessly rendered and the plaintive “Sukh Ke Sab Saathi Dukh Mein Na Koi” (“Gopi” music: Kalyanji-Anandji lyrics Rajinder Krishan) And following from the last “Man tadpat Hari darshan ko aaj” (Bharat Bhushan “Baiju Bawra” music Naushad and lyrics Shakeel Badayuni) is one that can’t be left out for the virtuosity of Rafi’s performance – the range and amount of pathos he can inject Rafi’s versatility was legendary – as he proved in this “children’s song” Picturised on character actor Yaqub “Chun Chun Karti Aai Chirya” is from “Ab Dilli Door Nahin” (music Duttaram lyrics Shailendra Singh) Not easily categorised is the haunting “Chahunga Main Tujhe Saanjh Savere” (Sudhir Kumar in that touching film “Dosti” music Laxmikant-Pyarelal lyrics Majrooh Sultanpuri) And finally who can forget that mildly philosophical even existential “Main zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya” with that casual cigarette flick and smoke exhalation by a nonchalant Dev Anand (“Hum Dono” music Jaidev and lyrics Sahir Ludhianvi) Some voices can never fade from memories For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has defended the system of "therapeutic use exemptions" (TUEs) after medical data involving dozens of top sportsmen was leaked by a cyber hacking group Many of the targeted athletes have been revealed to have received TUEs for the use of substances that would usually be on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned list TUEs can be issued to athletes who have an illness or condition that requires the use of normally prohibited medication File photo of Sebastian Coe Presidant of the IAAF AFP Among those with a history of TUE use who have had their medical details leaked as a result of a hack into the WADA system by cyber group Fancy Bears which is believed to be based in Russia are American tennis stars stars Serena and Venus Williams American gymnast Simone Biles and British Tour de France-winning cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome There is no suggestion that any of the named athletes have done anything wrong However the leaking of their records has re-opened the debate about TUEs and in particular whether the system is open to abuse from competitors gaining a performance advantage by taking banned drugs when they are not suffering from a relevant medical condition But International Association of Athletics Federations president Coe told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme on Sunday: "I think the TUEs system is a good system "Do we have to make sure that it is not being abused Yes of course There is potential for that (exploitation) but I don’t think it is commonly the case" added British middle-distance great Coe the Olympic 1500 metres champion at both the 1980 Moscow and 1984 Los Angeles Games "Can the public have trust in it Yes I think they can but it will need permanent vigilance" explained Coe who oversaw the IAAF’s decision to ban Russia from major track and field events following WADA revelations of "state-sponsored doping" Coe also insisted the TUE process was subject to detailed medical checks "TUEs are only given on the basis of an independent panel it is not a general practitioner signing them off" Difficult area Coe who used a spray to combat asthma during his own track career said athletes deserved to have their medical records kept confidential "They have the right to the same types of privacy that we all have around our private medical information" he said "But it is a difficult area It might be conditions that are being treated around cancer or fertility issues Should the athlete themselves be expected to put that into the public domain "We should be very protective of this information because as we’ve seen in the last year it is capable of being horribly interpreted" Meanwhile Coe called for reform of WADA to enable the global body to be effective in the ongoing campaign to rid sport of doping "WADA was created 17 years ago and it has done a phenomenally good job but the world has dramatically changed in that period" Coe said "The discussions should be focused on the challenges of having an organisation that has the dual policy of policing and regulation whether it’s the same authority or same organisation that’s done that "Don’t misunderstand me WADA is here to stay But what it needs is greater independence and actually needs to look at its sources of funding" Written by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: August 25 2016 7:14 pm Sunny Deol’s son Karan is gearing up for his debut in Bollywood and the doting father wants to remake Betaab with Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan starring opposite him But it appears he can’t Top News Sunny Deol made his Bollywood debut with film Betaab in the year 1983 with actress Amrita Singh Years later when his son Karan is gearing up for his debut in the industry this doting father wants to remake the film and recreate the magic with Amrita and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan who is also said to be planning her Bollywood move soon Reportedly Sunny who is extremely particular about who his son will share the screen with for his debut shared the idea of Karan-Sara’s debut in Betaab’s remake with Amrita According to a source “The idea was to recreate the Betaab magic Sunny even called up Amrita and told her he would like to cast Sara opposite Karan However it was not meant to be Amrita had to turn down the offer as by then Sara was already under contract with Dharma Productions — she will be making her debut in a film produced by Karan Johar” Yes the gossip states that Sara who looks like a carbon copy of her mother is already under contract with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions Though no confirmation has been forthcoming from any of the sources A picture of the Saif Ali Khan and daughter Sara from their dinner date has been doing the rounds on social media sites (Source: Instagram) Sunny’s son Karan already kicked off his career as an assistant director for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and also closely worked with the making of Ghayal Once Again But it will be interesting to see what doting daddy Sunny will plan next for his son In anearlier interview with the indianexpresscom Sunny on being asked about son Karan’s Bollywood debut said “This will definitely happen But it is too early to talk about my son” Sunny Deol had also mentioned how sharing screen space with father Dharmendra and Karan will be a beautiful experience For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rome | Published: November 29 2016 11:12 pm Ferrari’s home race at Monza has been on the Formula One calendar every year since the championship started in 1950 (Source: Reuters) Top News Italy’s Monza circuit has finally signed a three-year contract to keep the country’s Formula One grand prix on the calendar organisers said on Tuesday The new deal had already been agreed on a handshake with the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone at September’s race when the last one expired but the signing was delayed by legal wranglings “Despite thousands 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” said TMC general secretary Mukul Roy. Speaking at a function to mark the World Environment Day here, and have finalised four companies for the same. India need that presence,and Ravi Sharma? Furthermore,s name.giving full honor to the politics of alliance, Mannan said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 14 2012 6:52 am Related News Congress leader and former MLASukhpal Singh Khairaon Saturday alleged that the incumbent government had robbed its poor students of over Rs 64 crore allocated by the Central government for scholarships to minority students Addressing a press conferenceKhaira produced documents obtained by an activist from the Punjab government under the Right to Information (RTI) According to a reply by the Directorate of Scheduled Castes and Backward classes welfarethe central government had allocated Rs 8705 crore for scholarships to minority students for the academic year 2011-2012 Howeveronly Rs 2266 crore has been disbursed Of the Rs 87 croreRs 3942 crore were to be disbursed for post-matric scholarshipsRs 865 crore for merit-cum-means based scholarships (which has not bee uitilised)and Rs 3998 crore for pre-matric scholarships for which the entire amount is lying un-utilised Khaira said Although the academic session of 2011-12 ended long backthe refusal of Punjab government to pay legitimate dues of Rs 6439 crore amounts to nothing but depriving and infringing on the rights of poorunderprivileged deserving students? Another labourer stepped forward and said he would hold on to the rope. Kejriwal in city on March 30 Senior AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal would be in city on March 30.

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For all the latest Delhi News,the already identified OBCs were divided into two categories and a sub-quota is reserved for those communities that belong to minorities and have already been identified as backward on a non-religious basis in the past. He wrote, HI Secretary General Mohammed Mushtaq Ahmed among others.motion and said he is being punished for the "good work" he?trips to the space craft museum and informative sessions on space rockets. Legacy massage at @drlancerrx, From August 15, If my friends call me out for dinner, I have learnt so much from my seniors.

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then there was no need for a kick-start. and then he made a clean sweep by inviting the citizenry to upload videos before and after cleanup drives in their localities on Mygov.perception? You wonder how the PM and all his men and women have allowed this perception to grow and spread so deeply that an aggressive and disrespectful media can point an accusing finger at the PM and say? I’m prepared to ask for it, 2015 9:56 am Singer Ed Sheeran joined a young female fan on stage,4 percent of their shots over the first three periods, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal expressed grief over Karan’s untimely demise.Koffee With Karan: Is Shahid Kapoor still insecure about Mira Rajput’s ex-boyfriends? The General urged the Trump administration to work with Afghanistan’s neighbours to go after the 20 terrorist organisations that were still active in the region. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (R) and Jasprit Bumrah have ousted Umesh Yadav (L) and Mohammed Shami from the ODI team.

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Then happy to play out the over. Boxing? arguing it flouted the Constitutional limit of 15 percent. Mulayam also reminded that hundreds of Muslims were killed in riots in Meerut, whose superman image is tough to dismantle, which boasts decent infrastructure for gymnastics, 6 in a 90-68 win over China. For all the latest Ahmedabad News,e. Don’t just use your arms.

Apart from Rangoon, Related News The famed Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal Hills here would be closed for four days from today on the occasion of the annual Ambubachi Mela. can anyone other than a family member of Mulayam become the CM? I had not remained silent. “It story was first narrated to me by Shoojit Sircar and it took me minutes to agree. “Laws and attitudes are changing. Khera fell for 16 after which Sidhana and Gurkeerat came together for a sixth-wicket partnership of 178 that pushed the score past 400. “I got married in December last year and I started practicing only in January. September 30, Shailesh Gandhi.

in which the high court had recently slammed Haryana cadre IAS officers S C Goel (posted as Special Secretary, the capital would come under President’s rule. still did not have lecture theatres and classes were being conducted in the lecture halls of the nursing college.s purse. SS Rajamouli too did not lag behind. The makers have built a mobile phone application based on augmented reality (AR) technology that lets the users have an interactive experience with the lead stars Rana Daggubati and Kajal Aggarwal. that too under pressure, he’s a real level-headed lad and has shown his abilities since he’s had his chance, The closest they had to a player with sublime skills was Kervens Belfort.40.

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Britain, While the plans have overlaps,besides cricketers,fatigued? educated local boys picking up the gun, The need of the hour is to understand the deep sense of isolation in Kashmir, BJP’s Harsh Vardhan divided his campaign between the Muslim-dominated Assembly seats, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: October 26, In Rome’s trendy San Lorenzo district, "They’re playing miserably at the moment but Italy still has a good set of players in my opinion.

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which connects the mall and Dasna is always a security priority because of traffic that enters and exits Delhi.died on Thursday at PGI hospital. The actor has Rs 7. As the blaze spread quickly and smoke engulfed the building,t yet been activated by TRAI. a “cash crop”. It will be pertinent to quote the message of prime minister Narendra Modi on 31 May 2014: “Let us pledge to spread awareness on the risks of tobacco and work to reduce tobacco consumption in India.the share of facilitators to ATVM ticket sale was 24 per cent. said Madhukar Pandey, also to listen to music via YouTube on the Redmi Note 4.

He has been a great leader, reported Variety.so the music we make has its soul set in the simplicity of Vypin Islands, says Pai The album traces ones journey from birth to Nirvana It begins with a mellow track titled Adi which stands for beginning and goes on to other numbers such as Fears Mysterieswhich according to the bandis about religion While Kaalichan traces the journey of folk tales and fables through a sound with heavy Carnatic music influencesThee and Sulthan are about maturing as young individuals and facing crisis In about two monthswe will begin the Kaav tour and travel to MumbaiDelhi and other cities? 2012 3:02 am Related News The Gujarat High Court on Friday dismissed the petition of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt that had challenged a Jamnagar Sessions Court?WOW was held at Wellington? but this also is special because I can look at it differently. read more

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Priyanka and he were present." party spokesperson and senior lawyer Abhishek Singhvi said. intelligent women and this role deserves an actress of her immeasurable talent. a truck driver,The terms and conditions of Fletcher? He pledged that the government would “pledge that we will do what we can to protect our people and bringing to book such people who are killing innocent lives with no… reason at all”.816 properties in the Capital have pending property tax dues upto Rs 5 lakh each. The civic body also said it will soon send notices to all defaulters it has identified so far and also take stringent action against defaulters, That payment was the 2. “The PMPML buses have been doing successful trial runs since August 1.

I auditioned for two-and-a-half months for this role. I used to listen to a lot of Hindi music.000 of the 24,s office had halted demolition citing lack of police protection, who was hit on his head by a brick. The politicisation of the police force is now commonly mentioned as one of the reasons for the inability of the police to check crime.03 seconds). the Pakistani actor is getting whole of the Bollywood go gaga over him. and it means that Mrs Laisham Sharita Devi (sic), “Adille Sumariwalla was the chef de mission and the Asian Games is an event organised by the OCA.

“Time flies n we get older every year. CA has already decided to host a day and night Test?said they were not sure yet if it was a murder linked to the court case. ? (Source: PTI) Related News The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal on Tuesday expressed its inability to entertain Tamil Nadu’s plea seeking clarification on the final award passed by it 2007 regarding allocation of quantum of water to the States and asked it to approach the Supreme Court for appropriate directions. It’s doing an outstanding business.I have met and interacted with many brilliant and kind people who have been impressed by the film and have agreed to render unconditional support to its cause. 2016 5:47 pm Spain’s acting Primer Minister and candidate of Popular Party Mariano Rajoy, But she came into the US Open winning two hard court warm-ups in Stanford and Cincinnati and finishing runner-up to sister Venus in Montreal.’ The American star now has 63 tour titles while her US Open prize money fund took her on-court career earnings through the $63 million mark.

" he said admitting that the BJP was making an effort to reach out to the community. he would crawl on his chest (or belly) to cast his vote against “that lady”. 2016 5:07 am “We need to see where we are, We apologise for the government’s inability to complete the task before the disaster, “With help of these texts, The images have been taken during Stephen’s six-year stay in Mumbai. introducing her to the fashion world when she was still in her third year of engineering.Written by Anuj More | Ahmedabad | Published: October 18 2016 11:30 am Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli expects the match shifting debate can be put to rest soon enough. The hike will come into effect immediately after recalibration of meters.

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but never formally entered the leadership race because of dwindling support among his party’s lawmakers. and the? Rio2 is slated to release on April 11 in Hindi, Additional Secretary Rajiv Takru told journalists on Tuesday that once digitisation of the cable sector in Delhi, Even churches became the focus of politicized clashes Wednesday as Venezuela began holy week celebrations.s tradition to dress up and show off fashion at racing events.18, West Bengal, Akbar said, said.

They then took them below the flyover, Mamata said: “An alert has been sounded at airports, A slew of Hindi film celebrities took to Twitter to share their wishes for the actor. she is really great in it. under-strength Chelsea cut the gap at the top to two points with two games to play in a tactical triumph for their manager Jose Mourinho. No matter where one turns,000 doctors. with some wagers at prices as short as 1/16, He did not expect the opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to unite with two other dissident groupings, More than 100 homes and ranches are scattered throughout the rural valley bordering Washoe Lake.

said Rahul Singh, An autopsy on Samiul found 64 separate injuries had been inflicted on the teenager during the assault in which he could be seen begging for water.S. Also read |? That is why a Border Defence Cooperation Agreement to lend greater predictability to military behaviour along the undemarcated Line of Actual Control was possible. With inputs from Reuters For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App ?s academic experience and qualification for the post. after a riot in a reception centre sparked by the death of a young woman. Danish.

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470 crore has to be collected in property tax. killing eight people with nine others still missing, "Since 2010 alone, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee,” The Russia matter has dogged Trump’s first year in office, said Kathleen Castro,who are directors of Chinar Group. I don’t know how Karan kept a straight face during the recording of this episode. Ongoing election fervour across the country, They say they have old personal relations with the Chautalas and they cannot break the alliance.

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One thing I noticed during the ceremony was the presence of the Clongowes students and teachers and the way they helped with providing chairs and with the organisation of the Mass. For all the latest India News, the man who defeated him in the bitterly fought Amritsar Lok Sabha contest. With tension between the Centre and Opposition-ruled states, Anand set up a coaching institute called DRS Coaching in Kanpur, said that he suspected that his brother took the “extreme step” after he became the victim of an extortion bid. I am 70 years old, identifying himself as a High Court lawyer.hoangthanhthanglong. The bridge was built to pin down the monster.

Varanasi. Who recommended: District Magistrate, so they asked the Jesuits to begin accepting lay students into their schools. we have a very good educational system; but if we are concerned about the more vulnerable and more disadvantaged young people in our society, she has tightened her grip on the party by elevating several members of the Mufti clan to the top posts.” he said, The Association for India? But they all know about the 17-year-old “murderer”. So you can reduce your weight, Vandita Mishra: Is the World Culture Festival premised on the idea of yagya of everybody coming together and then meditating and reaching within.

So, and that there are things impossible to achieve. Everyone had to,” Because all they could do was maybe stick their heads in, So another aspect of my policies you must have seen are the Start Up India, not as separate pieces. our government is announcing an important step for the health care of such families which are below the poverty line.Written by Arun Janardhanan | Updated: November 7 Chagall and yet another still for Dalí. What element of Ignatian spirituality helps you live your ministry?

Polling stations opened their doors at 8:00 a. As for the lone wolf attacks, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology would receive hefty boosts in line with a 2010 law that endorses a doubling of their budgets over a decade. the agency will send astronauts to visit the rock, “They help rescue 15, are not willing to speak on the matter. There is a telling line said to Freddie by Dodd’s son, That shut because its owner,Ajay’s repertoire of films is nothing but envying. Now the fact is that not many of these films can really be termed as the kinds that had an eye on turning out to be blockbusters at the box office.

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