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The Boohoo share price just fell 20%. Is it the perfect time to buy?

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House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual…

first_img General Convention 2018, House of Bishops, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 11, 2018 at 10:49 am Your response is a parody of White Privilege. It is a fact that Black children are more severe,y punished in schools compared to White children. Is this random or racism? If you don’t know the answer then you are not qualified to discuss this topic. You can imagine two things: a dead Black student and a stand your ground defense. What is truly troublesome is why this is not immediately apparent in a presumably enlightened audience. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tony Oberdorfer says: March 8, 2018 at 11:29 am What in God’s good name is “gender bias”? James Sparks says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Paula Wicker Hamby says: Gender Justice, Peter Sickels says: Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 9, 2018 at 1:41 am Tell me Peter are you saying that only the people who side with you on this issue are the true followers of Christ? There are good people on both sides of this issue and your self-righteous and judgmental attitude toward those who hold another view shows more than a little pettiness on your part. Submit an Event Listing March 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm The House of Bishops once again shows us the leadership vacuum in the Episcopal Church. I honestly can’t figure out how/why arming a teacher to protect students is racist. That’s such an odd thing to say and write.Then there is the House pledge to continue “our own work of reconciliation within our branch of God’s church, honoring what we have learned and accomplished, as well as acknowledging the distance we still must travel.” That takes “courage”? Joe Prasad says: March 19, 2018 at 9:56 am Joe, you misunderstood and my writing is to blame. I appreciated your comment. My reference to ignorance and arrogance was a response to comments by others who presume to know how Black youth behaved bases on personal experiences while ignoring epidemiological data describing unjust disparities in “crime and punishment.” These perceptions are more than bias. They comprise a set of beliefs, attitudes and perceptions that are fundamentally racist. My apologies for a text that should have been more clearly stated. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Joe Rogozinski says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm Efforts to raise the consciousness of Whites is daunting. If it were less so perhaps we would not be burdened with a treasonous Presidency. Does one really have to prove that racism is alive and well in the Nation’s schools. The entire system of funding is based on underlying policies of suburban-urban dichotomies which are essentially racist in structure and intent. I was prevented from taking the exams for special High Schools when the Assistant Principal grabbed me by the collar and refused to let me exit the school. Or how about the response from my favorite teacher when upon asking each student what they wanted to be when they grew up responded to my answer: “No, you cannot be an Engineer.” Black students are so unruly; but White students are mass murderers. How to factor such outcomes into your analyses? Racism in the US has only gotten worse: disparities in incarceration, health, education, income, wealth, etc. But it is better to blame the victims. Why can’t American Blacks behave like immigrants? Or, we can piggy back Bill Cosby and preach parental responsibility to low income urban dwellers. A critical problem is embedded in the inability to recognize racism in self; then how does one recognize it in others? The following is a quote from the article below: “The Education and Justice Departments wrote in a 2014 Dear Colleague letter that discipline disparities could be caused by a range of factors, but the statistics in the federal data “are not explained by more frequent or more serious misbehavior by students of color.” The departments also noted that several civil rights investigations had verified that minority students were disciplined more harshly than their white peers for the same infractions.” However, all the studies and science in the World will prove insufficient in the face of aberrant assumptions derived from a racist paradigm of human behavior. Trump Finds Unlikely Culprit in School Shootings: Obama Discipline PoliciesBy ERICA L. GREENThe president, goaded by conservatives, is targeting an effort to address racial disparities in school discipline, arguing that any relaxation of policies could let a killer slip through the cracks. Joe Prasad says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Gun Violence March 2018, By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 7, 2018 March 13, 2018 at 9:55 am Ah Mr. Robinson! Spewing the same tired left wing White Privilege garbage that progressives have been spewing for the past 20 years. And of course those who dare to disagree with you are unenlightened. Has it ever once occurred to you that maybe, just maybe, more black children than white children misbehave in a given school district? Maybe they’re more severely punished because their offences are more severe. Racism may indeed be involved in some of these punishments, but the majority of them? No way. Many of these black kids were raised in homes without fathers and with no disciplined whatsoever. To the single mothers who instill discipline to their children, good on them. But there are way too many who didn’t and still don’t. If a black child is disruptive in a class and tells the teacher to go to hell when she or he tells him to be quiet and sit down just what should be done with that child? The other children are in that class to learn. This particular child is preventing that. And since corporal punishment is no longer allowed, that child must be expelled and sent home. White Privilege? Hardly. If it’s a white child, the same punishment should happen to him. It’s about disciplined and order. This isn’t about imagining a dead black student or standing your ground. It’s about handing out punishment to an unruly child no matter what their race happens to be. It’s a concept that progressives like Mr. Robinson apparently find impossible to comprehend. Joe Prasad says: Tony Oberdorfer says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Terry Francis says: House of Bishops Spring 2018 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC March 18, 2018 at 12:02 am I have myself faced discrimination at critical junctures here in US both in graduate school and at work which impacted my life considerably. In graduate school, there were students, staff and administrators who had a genuine dislike for colored people. I also noticed they were white Christians. For a while, I had a black room-mate who shared with me some of the indignities that he experienced. Being naïve, initially I was a bit skeptical till I went through my own harrowing experiences. And so I can understand the pain (and anger) that Blacks carry. But then, for me it was also a few white Christians who went out of their way to assist me in a meaningful way during time of need. They are true Christians.How should one move forward knowing that their history is not a pretty one? Or that those in authority are bent upon creating more problems for the minorities. Hard to change their heart and mind unless it comes from within. March 19, 2018 at 1:23 pm One could indeed make up an interesting list as to what constitutes or constituted common sense in the evolution of US society. Others can entertain themselves with that exercise. This is also why I entered this discussion with the disclaimer that I did not intend to debate. The latest comment by Tony suffices as the perfect example as to why. The point of a discussion regarding racism is to care about the consequences. Thus, no mention of the disparities in treatment of Black students is troublesome or the potentiality of another Black life lost due to the underlying assumptions of a gun toting teacher. You can wax sympathetic about the Black students who suffer because of the bad Black students; but your disinclination to respond to the evidence of racism in contrast to bad behavior of Black students speaks volumes as regards your priorities. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Robert Robinson says: Robert Robinson says: Comments (23) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 19, 2018 at 11:57 am Please note the following article in the NYT. Finally, dismissing the potentiality of a teacher with a gun killing a Black student because of underlying biases while resorting to a stand your ground defense is a gross reprioritization of life: Black Lives Matter.Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National QuandaryBy ERICA L. GREENThe Trump administration is highlighting the struggles that Minneapolis and St. Paul face with disparities in school discipline, and putting a thumb on the scale. Robert Robinson says: Robert Robinson says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img March 19, 2018 at 4:27 pm Robert Robinson’s response to my comment makes absolutely no sense. What is he possibly suggesting with his reference to black lives lost “due to the underlying assumptions of a gun toting teacher?” I would certainly agree that there are “disparities in treatment of Black students” but more often or not they work in black students’ favor because the record shows that in many schools they are held to far less rigorous standards of conduct than their white counterparts.If I do indeed harbor a “disinclination to respond to the evidence of racism” it is simply because nowadays what is all too often referred to as “racism” simply isn’t. Can’t those who call themselves progressives (including many members of the Episcopal Church) get that through their heads? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Robert Robinson says: March 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm My. Question is what active shooters like what happend in Sutherland Springs what is happening to make churches safe. B.D. Howes says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Matthew W. Nugent says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm AppreciTe your comments and history. Still, the rationalizations of racism based on anecdotal experiences with misbehaving Black students leaves a sour taste. The combination of ignorance and arrogance overwhelms clear thinking and makes justice a step-child. March 10, 2018 at 11:29 am Thank you Episcopal House of Bishops for standing for those who are in need of support, harrassed women and those in danger in schools. Arming teachers is not the way to go. Have spent over 25 years in public schools…just how many mental health professionals would it take to help my students who witnessed teachers firing guns??? Get real…has nothing to do with 2nd Amendment rights either! I applaud our Bishops for taking a stand for those who have been vilified and harrassed also. Being “upfront!” and using your voices for those who have no voice is a rare commodity in today’s world.Thank you, Bishops,and mayGodcontinue to bless you! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 19, 2018 at 9:46 am Sorry if I am being misunderstood. I am not rationalizing racism. I am trying to understand what is the best way to move forward. B.D. Howes says: [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops said March 7 that its members will support two major social movements, one to end gun violence and the other to end sexual harassment, violence and gender bias.The bishops said they “wholeheartedly support and join” young people who survived the deadly Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in their call for an end to gun violence.In the other statement, they said they knew the “church has fallen short of our responsibility to listen and respond” to “the reality of sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and the cultural stronghold of gender bias and inequity.” The bishops “invite the church to a deeper examination of what God intends for our relationships,” including at the July meeting of General Convention.Both statements were “accepted” during their annual spring retreat, according to press releases issued by the church’s Office of Public Affairs. The bishops are gathered March 6-9 at Camp Allen, an Episcopal camp and conference center in Navasota, Texas.Bishops say students are ‘choosing life’In their statement on the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, the bishops noted that “at this critical moment young people of our nation are inviting us to turn away from the nightmare of gun violence to the dream of choosing life.”The statement endorses the goals of the student organizers of the March For Our Lives, scheduled for March 24 in Washington, D.C. Companion marches are planned in many U.S. cities and towns, and many Episcopal bishops have voiced their support for those marches. The bishops’ statement reiterated that support.They also pledged to observe “a day of Lament and Action” on March 14, one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which killed 17 students and adults.The bishops said that, while they stand in support of the students’ efforts, “we acknowledge that black and brown youth have continuously challenged our country to address the gun violence that they and their communities are experiencing,” the bishops said. “We repent that, as bishops, we have failed to heed their call.”Some commentators have observed that the media and the public in general have appeared to be more sympathetic to the calls to end gun violence that have come from predominantly white communities. Others have expressed concern about potential racial bias among teachers who might be armed, as President Donald Trump and others have proposed.The bishops said they “recommit to working for safe gun legislation as our church has called for in multiple General Convention resolutions.”The Episcopal Church bishops acted a day after receiving a letter from Episcopalians Philip and April Schentrup, the parents of 16-year-old Carmen Schentrup, who was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The Schentrups attend St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in nearby Coral Springs, Florida, where their daughter was a youth group leader. Southeast Florida Bishop Peter Eaton shared the letter with the bishops.“In our attempt to heal from despair and grief, we are compelled to try and make the world a better place for our two remaining children and for all children,” the parents told the bishops, imploring them “as leaders of Christ’s church, to address the issue of gun violence head-on.“We ask that you make this a priority for the church and to leave little ambiguity as to ‘what would Jesus do.’ The scourge of gun violence on this nation, especially with military assault rifles, is a problem of our own creation and counter to God’s desire for peace and love. As a nation we can solve this problem, and as leaders of the church in our country, we ask that you help lead the way. In Christ’s name, we beg you to take action.”They also asked the bishops to “to come with us to stand up for the lives of children and for the ministry of Christ’s church” during the March 24 events.“One can only imagine the example of leadership and solidarity that such a showing could make on our fractured and divided country,” the Schentrups wrote.Responding to the #MeToo movementIn their statement on sexual harassment and violence, the bishops note that this is the first time the House of Bishops has met as a body since the #MeToo movement began last fall.“Many of us have experienced sexual harassment and perhaps sexual violence,” they wrote. “Bishops who are women know the ‘me-too’ experience. Some bishops who are men know it as well. We live with different experiences of the cultural endowment of power.”The house pledged to continue what it called “our own work of reconciliation within our branch of God’s church, honoring what we have learned and accomplished, as well as acknowledging the distance we still must travel.”They said that the work “will take courage.”“As many women and men bravely come forward to speak the truth of their experience, courageous men and women will listen, where appropriate repent, and take an active role in repairing the brokenness, working to change the culture of our church,” the bishops wrote.The statement also announced what the bishops called a “listening process in an open meeting at General Convention to hear more fully the stories of those who have been victims of sexual harassment and violence in the church.” That session will be July 4 from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in the House of Bishops convention meeting space.The bishops’ plan follows a Jan. 22 letter from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, calling on Episcopalians to spend Lent and beyond examining how the church has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. The letter also said that they wanted General Convention to discuss these issues because they “want to hear the voice of the wider church as we determine how to proceed in both atoning for the church’s past and shaping a more just future.”Jennings later announced that she would appoint and chair a special House of Deputies committee on resolutions regarding sexual harassment and exploitation. The committee will have five subcommittees to draft resolutions on inclusive theology and language; disparities in pay, hiring, leave and pensions; changes to the Title IV disciplinary process and training; truth and reconciliation; and systemic social justice beyond the church. The committee appointments were announced a week ago.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET House of Bishops pledges advocacy to end gun violence, sexual violence ‘Open listening session’ to ‘hear stories of sexual harassment and violence in the church’ set for General Convention Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Terry Francis says: March 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm where does it say in the Bible fellow Christians Joe James and Tony that when following Jesus you have permission to abandon compassion and that cynics will inherit the Kingdom- your pettiness and denial have ruled the Anglican/Episcopal alliance for far too long- your tenure is doomed along with the sorry administration in Washington at the moment. March 19, 2018 at 8:16 am I think that Robert Robinson’s latest comment is way off-base. If in fact there are as many “anecdotal experiences” with “misbehaving Black students” as there obviously are, then it amounts to a pernicious form of racism to deny the fact. And while everybody has to put up with the consequences, the people most hurt are black students who do not misbehave and who resent the disproportional misdeeds of other blacks. There are indeed many blacks in that category and it is disgusting that they have to suffer from the “ignorance and arrogance” of the deniers.I realize that the sensible comment I just made will immediately be condemned by some as another example of “white racism.” I can’t help that. It just shows how far our country has traveled from what used to be known, by blacks and whites, as just plain ordinary common sense. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Robert Robinson says: Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 13, 2018 at 10:58 pm Both Terry Francis and Robert Robinson touch on a sensitive issue. How to deal with students who are being disruptive? When teaching black students, I found it easier to deal with black students whose parents were first generation immigrants from Africa. Some black students whose family lived in US for many generations would react with some hostility: accusing me of being a racist because I asked them to maintain silence in class or pay attention to their work etc. Their parents were of no help. It was a new experience for me; I realized such accusations will continue to be levied by some black students till their community as a whole feel more secured of their standing in this society. I also realized that this was a way for some black students to intimidate their teachers for better (undeserved)grades. Such misguided students often lose in the long run. By the way, I never had a non-black student ever accuse me of being a racist. March 10, 2018 at 7:13 pm I am not advocating arming teachers. Never have. I don’t know if that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I honestly don’t know but I am sure it would be less traumatic for to see a teacher shoot a bad guy than getting shot.Regardless, my question, referring to the comment about arming teachers being racist, is why is that racist? I just don’t see racism there.Finally, with all due respect, who has “no voice” on either of these issues? In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID General Convention, March 12, 2018 at 11:45 am Thanks to the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops for their vital work to prevent gun violence! Robert Robinson says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Joe Prasad says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Gun Violence, March 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm The Bishops are stating views expressed by parents, commentators and media. We all agree that there is gun violence and sexual violence. The House of Bishops has done well by supporting the two social movements – end gun violence and end sexual violence. It does take courage to actively deal with social issues. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tony Oberdorfer says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm So the Bishops do not stand with the Founding Fathers, but with the immature, spoiled, attention seeking high school children who have no idea of the consequences of their actions. I will not stand with the Bishops if they can not stand with and for the US Constitution. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 13, 2018 at 11:54 am I won’t debate the issue with you. However, I am pleased that my comments provided a mechanism for you to expose your underlying assumptions and validate my point. Perhaps others will learn from the commentary. I hope so. Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Oxfam’s Deputy Chief Executive resigns over staff behaviour in Haiti and Chad

first_imgImage: Penny Lawrence – photo: Charlotte Ball/Oxfam GB “Desperately sorry”She said: “I am desperately sorry for the harm and distress that this has caused to Oxfam’s supporters, the wider development sector and most of all the vulnerable people who trusted us.“It has been such a privilege to work for such an amazing organisation that has done and needs to continue to do such good in the world.”Her resignation follows a meeting this morning between senior staff at Oxfam and Penny Mordant, International Development Secretary. The Minister had threatened to withdraw the government’s £31.7m funding from Oxfam if the charity could not satisfy her over its ability to meet safeguarding assurances.Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, said: “I deeply respect Penny’s decision to accept personal responsibility. Like us, she is appalled at what happened and is determined to do what is best for Oxfam and the people we exist to help.“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks for the years of dedicated service that Penny has given to Oxfam and the fight against poverty around the world.”  145 total views,  1 views today Penny Lawrence, Deputy Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, has resigned, following allegations about some former Oxfam staff’s use of sex workers in Haiti and Chad. She said that she took “full responsibility” for the situation.She joined Oxfam GB in March 2006 as International Programmes Director, and served as strategic and operational lead for Oxfam’s programme teams across 60 countries. She said: “Over the last few days we have become aware that concerns were raised about the behaviour of staff in Chad as well as Haiti that we failed to adequately act upon. It is now clear that these allegations – involving the use of prostitutes and which related to behaviour of both the Country Director and members of his team in Chad – were raised before he moved to Haiti.“As programme director at the time, I am ashamed that this happened on my watch and I take full responsibility.”She added that she was “deeply sad” to make her resignation announcement.She has led Oxfam through a programme of organisational change to ensure it becomes “more globally balanced, more relevant and impactful”. She has been taking on the role of interim Programmes Director until the new Programmes Director started.She contributed to Oxfam’s Policy and Practice blog in 2014 from Freetown during the ebola crisis which she helped Oxfam respond to. Howard Lake | 12 February 2018 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img Oxfam’s Deputy Chief Executive resigns over staff behaviour in Haiti and Chad “Passionate advocate of women’s rights”Lawrence describes herself as “a passionate advocate of women’s rights and economic leadership, building resilience in vulnerable communities and cross-sectoral collaboration, especially with big business.”After teaching, the worked as International Programmes Director at VSO before joining Oxfam. She has over 30 years’ experience in development, and has lived and worked in Sudan, Zimbabwe and Ghana, as well as the UK.She holds voluntary positions supporting other charities, following a lifelong commitment to international development work.Having been Chair of ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) from 2012-2015, she is now Chair of Refugee Action and sits on advisory committees, such as Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies, and IKEA’s sustainability advisory board. Advertisement  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: DfID UK Aid Match ethics Oxfam statutory fundinglast_img read more

BLACK WOMEN’S LIVES MATTER

first_imgJUSTICE FOR SANDRA BLAND!As we go to press, Sandra Bland’s funeral on July 25 was attended by hundreds of people in Lisle, Ill., a Chicago suburb.  In her remarks, Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, urged people to continue to demand justice for her daughter on social media.  Since the death of Sandra Bland of Chicago on July 13 in Waller County, Texas, there have been countless actions of people angered, outraged and just sad over her death.The most recent was a July 26 protest outside the home of Texas trooper Brian Encinia, who arrested Bland. This brought out the cops in full force, looking like an occupying army.Liliana Castrillón speaking for the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement.WW photo: Gloria RubacHarris County (Houston) Sheriff’s Department’s vehicles filled the whole parking lot adjacent to Encinia’s apartment complex. Texas State Police, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the West I-10 Fire Department and several other agencies set up a command post in a nearby parking lot. They came with riot gear and a mass casualty evacuation ambulance. Sheriffs mounted on horses awaited the militant contingent that caravaned into the Houston suburb of Katy where Encinia lives. It was only after the demonstration that activists found out that Encinia had moved three days earlier, supposedly for his own safety.African-American activists led this march, which concluded with a rally with community activists speaking out. Several student leaders from Texas Southern University, a historically Black university in Houston, demanded answers regarding Bland’s death. Minister Quanell X chaired the rally and challenged the dozens of cops on horses to deal with the many Black men who had gathered. “Your state trooper assaulted a Black woman who was alone and now she is dead. The men of the Black community are saying to this racist white man who mistreated sister Sandra Bland: ‘You (were) going to light her up? Now, let’s see if you light us all up when we come today.’”Liliana Castrillón, speaking for the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement in Spanish, said: “Some of you police here today may think you are good cops. But there are no good cops if you don’t speak out against the killer cops. You are just as guilty as the one who caused Sandra Bland to be killed. You are just as guilty as those who have pulled the trigger on young Black and Latino men around Texas and the country.”‘State of emergency’Members of local and national churches held a news conference outside the Waller County Jail on July 20 to discuss the case. “We picked this location because it is a crime scene,” said the Rev. Jamal Bryant from the Empowerment Movement of the AME Church. “We are in a state of emergency. Here in Texas we are not afraid of ISIS. We are afraid of the police. We need the immediate intervention of the Department of Justice to take this case, not just out of the county but out of the hands of the state of Texas!”The National Black United Front held a July 21 demonstration outside the Mickey Leland Federal Building in downtown Houston. Co-chairing the rally was the national chair of NBUF, Kofi Taharka, and Jinaki Muhammad, the vice co-chair of Women’s Affairs for NBUF. They both stressed that there was a systemic problem with cops killing Black people and it was the system that had to be changed.A day later, hundreds of protesters gathered in Houston’s largest park after the heat dropped below 90 degrees and marched and rallied until after dark. The multinational crowd was united in their demand that the questions surrounding Bland’s death be answered.Several vigils, marches and prayer gatherings have been held in Prairie View on the campus of Prairie View A&M University, which is in Waller County. PVAMU students have been quite vocal about Bland, who was an alumna of their school. The Hope AME Church held a rally July 26 after hundreds of students marched through the campus mourning her loss.Many other activities are scheduled and being planned. The outrage of so many is hotter than the 100-degree temperatures in Texas. Trooper Encinia being placed on desk duty is not the answer that religious leaders, PVAMU students or activists from around the state will accept as a solution.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

First family visits for imprisoned journalists

first_img News CubaAmericas CubaAmericas Raúl Rivero, winner of the 1997 Reporters Without Borders – France Foundation awardBorn in Morón (Camagüey) in 1945, Raúl Rivero used to be a journalist with the official news agency Prensa Latina and was its Moscow correspondent from 1973 to 1976. He resigned from UNEAC, the official association of Cuban journalists and writers in 1989. He broke completely with the regime in 1991 when he signed “The letter of 10 intellectuals” which called on President Fidel Castro to free prisoners of conscience and to reform the socialist regime. He is the only one of the 10 signatories who is still in Cuba.He created Cuba Press, one of the first independent news agencies, in September 1995. It has never been recognised by the government. He received the Reporters Without Borders – France Foundation award in 1997 for his efforts on behalf of press freedom in Cuba. He was last arrested was on 9 March 1999, the date of the last major wave of arrests. It came just over a year after the pope’s visit in January 1998 and was the government’s way of showing there would be no liberalization.Since then, his international reputation had seem to protect him from the everyday harassment to which his colleagues are exposed. However, the government never granted him a temporary exit visa so that he could take advantage of invitations to attend events abroad. The only permission it was prepared to give him was for a definitive departure with no return. Rivero had always refused this. “Cuba, where news is the exclusive reserve of the state”The Cuban constitution bans any private ownership of the media. Because they cannot publish in their own country, about 100 independent journalists rely on Cuban exile organisations in the United States to put out their articles, mostly on Internet websites. Last year, a score of them were arrested and more than 30 acts of intimidation against journalists counted by Reporters Without Borders. Nearly 60 independent journalists have been forced into exile abroad since 1995.Four journalists are currently in prison in Cuba. They are Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, of the Línea Sur Press news agency, who was sentenced in November 1997 to six years imprisonment for “insulting” President Fidel Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage; Carlos Brizuela Yera, of the CPIC news agency, and Lexter Téllez Castro, head of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña, who were arrested on 4 March last year in Ciego de Ávila while protesting against a police attack on a journalist from the Cuba Press agency; and Carlos Alberto Domínguez, who has been held without formal charges since 23 February last year.A Reporters Without Borders survey – “Cuba, where news is the exclusive reserve of the state” – describes their conditions of detention. The report notes that despite official harassment, some independent journalists say their activities are more or less tolerated. In reality, it says, this is not so and the government’s repression has achieved its goal of keeping independent journalists this side of the “red line,” which is putting out unauthorised news to the general population.List of the journalists detained Help by sharing this information March 27, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First family visits for imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Cuba News 24.03.2003 – At least 24 journalists detainedReporters Without Borders learns that family members were allowed to visit some of the journalists arrested last week. Most of them were reportedly detained in Villa Marista (Havana), headquarters of the state security, which is in charge of the repression against dissidents.The latest report by the Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission (CCDHRN), headed by Elizardo Sanchez, states that 75 dissidents were arrested since 18 March. According to the figures posted on the nuevaprensa.org (visit) and cubanet.org (visit) websites, at least 24 of them are journalists. They are:- Victor Rolando Arroyo, UPECI agency (Pinar del Río)- Pedro Argüelles Morán, CAPI agency (Ciego de Avila)- Mijail Barzaga Lugo, freelance journalist (Havana)- Carmelo Díaz Fernandez, freelance journalist and unionist (Havana)- Oscar Espinosa Chepe, freelance journalist and economist (Havana)- Adolfo Fernández Sainz, Pátria agency (Havana)- Miguel Galván, Havana Press agency (Güines)- Julio César Alvarez, freelance journalist (Havana)- Edel José García Díaz, freelance journalist, former head of Centro Norte Press agency (CNP, Havana)- José Luis García Paneque, head of Libertad agency (Las Tunas)- Ricardo González Alfonso, editor of De Cuba and Reporters without borders’s correspondent (Havana)- Alejandro González Raga, freelance journalist (Havana)- Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, freelance journalist (Havana)- Hector Maseda, Grupo de Trabajo Decoro agency (Havana)- Mario Enrique Mayo, head of Félix Varela agency (Camagüey)- Normando Hernández, head of Independant College of Journalists agency (Camagüey)- Jorge Olivera Castillo, head of Havana Press agency (havana)- Pablo Pacheco Avila, CAPI agency (Ciego de Avila)- Fabio Prieto Llorente,freelance jouranlist (Havana)- José Gabriel Ramón Castillo, freelance journalist (Santiago de Cuba)- Raúl Rivero Castañeda, head of Cuba Press agency (Havana)- Omar Rodríguez Saludes, head of Nueva Prensa agency (Havana)- Omar Ruiz, Grupo de Trabajo Decoro agency (Havana)- Manuel Vazquez Portal, Grupo de Trabajo Decoro agency (Havana)Two other journalists were reportedly under house-arrest. They are:- Roberto García Cabreras, free-lance journalist (Havana)- Adela Soto Alvarez, Nueva Prensa agency (Pinar del Río)_____________________________________________________ October 12, 2018 Find out more ____________________________________ to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News The families of several of the independent journalists and dissidents arrested last week have been allowed to visit them since 24 March in various places of detention around the country. They were allowed to stay between 15 and 30 minutes, mostly in the presence of a guard who ensured that conversation was confined to morale or health matters and not about any charges against them. Many families have been told these charges are being worked out. Most of the journalists said they had been well treated, though some families reported some had health problems. Elizardo Sánchez, head of the CCDHRN, said on 26 March that those arrested had no access to lawyers.Blanca Reyes, wife of jailed poet and journal Raúl Rivero, told Reporters Without Borders she had been able to visit her husband at Villa Marista, the state security headquarters in Havana, on 26 March. He told her he was being held with common law criminals and had been well treated, but Reyes said he was being held in conditions of “minimal” sanitation. The officer present during the meeting told her Rivero and Ricardo González, the Reporters Without Borders correspondent, would be prosecuted under the “defence of national independence” law (88). Their case-file number is 3-48.Law 88 provides for up to 20 years imprisonment for collaborating with US policies towards Cuba. Reyes said she was held at the prison for nearly an hour and a half after the visit, which prevented her from attending a press conference given by several wives of dissidents for the foreign media.The Greek presidency of the European Union (EU) condemned the arrests on 26 March and called for the immediate release of those detained, saying it considered them prisoners of conscience. It said such arrests violated freedom of expression, which the EU wanted to encourage in its relations with outside countries. It added that “violations of fundamental civil and political rights” would be “monitored very closely” by the EU and would “continue to influence the Union’s relations with Cuba.” RSF_en May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more The families of several independent journalists and dissidents arrested last week have been allowed to visit them since 24 March. Blanca Reyes, wife of Raúl Rivero, was told he would be prosecuted under the “defence of national independence” law. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago 24.03.2003 – Two dozen independent journalists arrested, including news agency editor and poet Raúl Rivero Reporters Without Borders today voiced its outrage at the arrest of some 20 independent journalists including Raúl Rivero (photo), 1997 winner of the Reporters Without Borders – France Foundation award, and called on the European Union to send a clear signal that it will not tolerate this level of repression.A poet and the editor of the clandestine news agency Cuba Press, Rivero was arrested on 20 March by police who searched his home. His detention was one of the latest in a wave of arrests in dissident circles that began on 18 March. According to the latest tally, about 20 independent journalists and some 30 other dissidents (government opponents and human rights activists) have been detained.”The arrest of Raúl Rivero, one of the leading figures of Cuba’s independent press, has taken the current wave of repression beyond another threshold,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “The Cuban authorities are clearly taking advantage of the war in Iraq to crack down while the world looks elsewhere. Human rights in Cuba can therefore be viewed as one of the first cases of collateral damage in the second Gulf war. Human rights in other countries could also soon suffer the same fate,” Ménard warned.In a letter to European commissioner for development Poul Nielson, Ménard called on the European Union to suspend consideration of Cuba’s application to joint the Cotonou trade accords. “It is essential that the European Union should send a clear signal that it will not tolerate the current wave of repression. The European Union must above all be consistent. It is official policy that the expansion of relations with Cuba depends on Cuba’s respect for human rights. The European parliament awarded the Sakharov human rights award to Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá last December.”The Cotonou accords, which Cuba applied to join in January 2003, grant 77 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (the ACP group) economic aid and preferential trade relations with the European Union.Arrests end a period of relative toleranceThe websites nuevaprensa.org and cubanet.org, which carry the articles of independent journalists who are banned in Cuba, have reported the arrest of more than 20 independent journalists since 18 March. According to the latest estimates, a total of 50 dissidents including the journalists have been arrested during the same period.The authorities have accused those detained of being “traitors” and “employees in the pay” of James Cason, the head of the US interests sections, which substitutes for a US embassy in Havana. Cason himself has been accused by the government of directing their subversive activity. A statement published on 19 March in the official daily Granma said that the dissidents would be tried. They were facing up to 20 years in prison. This wave of arrests ends a period of relative tolerance which Cuba’s independent press seemed to have been enjoying for the past few months. Taking advantage of this let-up, several journalists in December 2002 had launched a magazine called De Cuba, which was the first attempt to challenge the government monopoly of news reporting in 10 years. The arrest of Ricardo González (photo), the editor of De Cuba and Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent, put an end to the bimonthly, whose last issue came out on 26 February.- Download the magazine De Cuba : News Receive email alerts Organisation last_img read more

Delinquencies Spike Among Amortizing HELOCs

first_img Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Second-lien home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have experienced year-over-year delinquency rate increases in two of the past six months, the first such increases in nearly four years (since June 2012), according to data released by Black Knight Financial Services on Monday.With a few million more HELOCs set to amortize over the next couple of years, there will likely be plenty of refinancing opportunities as homeowners look for a way to handle the higher payments they are facing.According to the April 2016 Mortgage Monitor, the increases were largely driven by an 87 percent spike in the number of delinquencies among 2005-vintage HELOCs that began amortizing in 2015 at their 10-year end-of-draw period. Heading into 2015, the 2005-vintage HELOCs made up about 17 percent of all active HELOCs in the United States.“Due to the large volumes in the 2005 vintage, those delinquencies are more noticeably impacting overall year-over-year HELOC delinquency figures, whereas up until six months ago, improved performance of other vintages had been sufficient to mask delinquency rate increases of vintages experiencing draw period expirations,” Black Knight reported.According to Black Knight, the trend of rising delinquencies among HELOCs is likely to continue in the next couple of years, since HELOCs with a 2006 vintage—totaling about 1.25 million—began amortizing this year and accounted for 17 percent of all active HELOCS. HELOCs with a 2007 vintage currently account for about 18 percent of all active HELOCs.The delinquency rates among 2006-vintage HELOCs already appears to be increasing, having crept up by 5 basis points over the first quarter of 2016, according to Black Knight.There is a chance that HELOCs amortizing over the next year or two might take advantage of the low interest rate environment to refinance when they reach the expiration of their 10-year draw periods. The prepayment activity among 2006-vintage HELOCs has been higher in the last 12 months than what the 2005-vintage HELOCs have experienced, and the 2007-vintage HELOCs may similarly benefit from low interest rates, Black Knight reported.Some 2006-vintage HELOCs may have difficulty refinancing due to larger balances and higher negative equity rates, which equate to larger payment shocks.Over the past two years, approximately 30 percent of HELOCs reaching the end of their draw period were either paid off or refinanced. Whereas 2005-vintage HELOCs made up 17 percent of all active HELOCs at the beginning of 2015, that percentage shrank to 13 percent by the beginning of 2016. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: More Renters Looking to Buy These Days Next: Clinton and Sanders to Square Off in California About Author: Brian Honea Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Newscenter_img Delinquencies Spike Among Amortizing HELOCs Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: HELOC delinquencies Home Equity Lines of Credit refinancing Home / Daily Dose / Delinquencies Spike Among Amortizing HELOCs Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago HELOC delinquencies Home Equity Lines of Credit refinancing 2016-06-06 Brian Honea June 6, 2016 4,119 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Fed’s Powell Urges “Patience”

first_img Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: ARMs Economy Federal Reserve FOMC HELOCs Holden Lewis ING Interest rates James Knightley Jerome Powell LendingTree Mortgage Rates NerdWallet tendayi kapfidze in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Short-term mortgage rates such as adjusted-rate mortgages (ARMs) and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) are likely to remain stable with the Federal Reserve hitting pause on further rate hikes after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday.In its post-meeting statement, the FOMC said that in support of its statutory mandate to foster maximum employment and price stability, the committee had decided to maintain the interest rate at 2.25 to 2.5 percent. “The Committee continues to view sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective as the most likely outcomes,” the committee said.In a press conference after the meeting, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that the case for raising rates had weakened and that he would “want to see a need for further rate increases” with inflation being the key.Looking at the next few quarters, the committee indicated that it would be “patient as it determines what future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate” due to the current global and economic developments and muted inflation pressure.In a shift from looking at a gradual increase to risk management, the FOMC also indicated that it was “prepared to adjust any of the details for completing balance sheet normalization in light of economic and financial developments.””For consumers, the pause in rate hikes means a break in rising interest rates on borrowing for credit cards and personal loans, though savers will see less offers from banks of higher deposit rates,” said Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist, LendingTree. “Though not directly related to the Fed Funds rate, mortgage rates have been declining which may support the slowing housing market.””This announcement might make HELOCs more attractive to homeowners who are deciding whether to pay for home improvements by getting a credit line or by getting a cash-out refinance,” said Holden Lewis, Home Expert at NerdWallet. “If the Fed is at or near the end of this series of rate hikes, some homeowners will feel comfortable taking out HELOCs because the rates are unlikely to rise much, if at all.”Looking at the effect of the current Fed statement on the broader economy James Knightley, Chief International Economist at ING, said that the potential inverted yield curve in the US was a challenge for the banking system “since banks have long-dated assets and short-term liabilities and this environment would deter lending.””The Fed could accelerate (or decelerate) sales of its longer-dated Treasury holdings with the Fed commenting in a separate note that it is “prepared to adjust” balance sheet normalization (both in size and composition) after agreeing to maintain the $50bn roll off per month,” Knightley said. “Selling longer-dated Treasuries would re-steepen the curve, thereby putting up borrowing costs but taking some of the pressure off the financial system. However, with Fed Chair Jerome Powell saying it won’t be used as an “active” tool, the Fed funds target rate will remain the main driver of policy.”But do we see rate hikes in the near future? Both Kapfidze and Knightley said that this was likely. “Taking it all together we are unlikely to see an interest rate rise in the first quarter, but we still think there is a decent chance of a move in June. If the strength of the US jobs market persists and wages keep rising the consumer side should help support growth and generate a little more inflation,” Knightley said.According to Kapfidze, rates could be hiked twice in 2019 if growth remained above potential. “Hikes would occur later in the year, perhaps starting in June if the economy weathers the political risks,” he said. “Overall policy uncertainty is extremely high and could start curtailing business investment and expansion plans, including hiring, which may lead the economy to slow at a faster rate.”Click here to watch a video of what Fed Chair Jerome Powell had to say about the meeting. Previous: Record Number of Homebuyers Looking to Change Metros Next: Ginnie Mae Outstanding MBS Crosses $2T Threshold Fed’s Powell Urges “Patience” Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post About Author: Radhika Ojhacenter_img ARMs Economy Federal Reserve FOMC HELOCs Holden Lewis ING Interest rates James Knightley Jerome Powell LendingTree Mortgage Rates NerdWallet tendayi kapfidze 2019-01-30 Radhika Ojha Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 30, 2019 1,338 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed’s Powell Urges “Patience” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Allahabad HC Intimates That Courts & Tribunals In State Will Open For Working From April 20 [Read Letter]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Intimates That Courts & Tribunals In State Will Open For Working From April 20 [Read Letter] Akshita Saxena18 April 2020 5:36 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has announced that all the Courts subordinate to it, including the Tribunals, that do not fall under containment zones will be opened for working from April 20. In a letter addressed to all the District Judges in UP, the Registrar General intimated that all the Courts subordinate to Allahabad High Court and all Commercial Courts, Motor Accident Claims Tribunals…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has announced that all the Courts subordinate to it, including the Tribunals, that do not fall under containment zones will be opened for working from April 20. In a letter addressed to all the District Judges in UP, the Registrar General intimated that all the Courts subordinate to Allahabad High Court and all Commercial Courts, Motor Accident Claims Tribunals and Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Authorities across the State will be opened from 20th April, 2020 for working, where court campuses are situated outside of the containment zones. For this, all the District Judges/POs have been directed to obtain written report from the District Magistrate regarding status of their court campus in respect of containment zone. The court has further directed that lockdown measures and social distancing norms as notified by the Central government from time to time will be followed stringently. The RG has clarified that the Officers/staff residing in the containment zones will be exempted from his/her official duties. Further, those court campuses that fall in the containment zone may remain closed, in terms of its order dated March 25. Pertinently, April 20 is the set by the Central government to review the situation and grant some relaxations accordingly. “Till 20 April, all districts, localities, states will be closely monitored, as to how strictly they are implementing norms. In States with no increase of hotpots, they could be allowed to let some important activities resume, but with certain conditions,” the PM had announced on Tuesday. Read Letter Next Storylast_img read more

COVID19- Plea Seeking Financial Assistance, Medical & Insurance Cover For Lawyers: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Seeks Govt’s Response

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19- Plea Seeking Financial Assistance, Medical & Insurance Cover For Lawyers: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Seeks Govt’s Response Sparsh Upadhyay14 May 2021 8:34 AMShare This – xRepresentative imageThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court last week sought the response of UT of J&K on a plea filed seeking financial assistance, medical and life insurance for lawyers who are facing grave financial hardship on account of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bench of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur was hearing a plea filed by one M. Abubakr Pandit who has prayed that UT of J&K be directed to grant immediate financial assistance to the tune of Rs 25,000/- to the advocates who are in actual practice before the High Court and District Court within the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The plea before the Court The plea avers that the present crisis due to Covid-19 and closure of courts has caused serious financial problems for many advocates during the period of lockdown including the petitioner. The plea also states that most of the lawyers are not able to feed their family and are at the stage where they can say a final goodbye to the noble profession forever. Importantly, the plea states, “Since the pandemic has started many advocates became COVID Positive and some were also hospitalized and to bear the medical expenses they approached to various members of the Bar for financial aid whereas there was no assistance by the Respondents.” The plea also stresses that the Advocates are called the officers of the court and that the Courts should come forward for the welfare of the Advocates and their family members and further, a guideline be prepared at an earliest for providing the Insurance Policy in favor of the advocates including their family members. Prayers in the plea Direction to the UT of J&K to grant immediate financial assistance to the tune of Rs 25,000/- to each advocate who have earlier received the financial assistance and are in actual practice before the Hon’ble High Court and District Court within the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Direction to the UT of J&K to formulate a medical and Life Insurance policy for the welfare of the advocates and their family members practicing before the High Court and District Court within the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir In related news, the Rajasthan High Court has asked the Bar Council of Rajasthan about the steps being taken for the welfare of advocates who are affected by COVID-19. A single bench of Justice Ashok Kumar Gaur posed this query while issuing notice on a petition seeking utilization of the advocates welfare fund for the relief of advocates affected by the pandemic. The Supreme Court Bar Association has announced a ‘General Assistance Scheme 2021’ to support the bereaved and financially unstable families of such lawyers who pass away at an early age. The assistance will also be extended to such members who are financially constrained and undergo surgery or are treated for critical illness. Eligible members may send their application to: [email protected] Earlier this week, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed that in case any family of the lawyer is in need of financial assistance either on account of medical expenditure or due to the death, the family members may approach the Bar Association with an application. “On the application being forwarded, the Court would speedily consider it and endeavour to provide maximum financial aid out of the welfare fund,” the Court said. It has also requested the Government to consider making some additional budgetary allocation for such families, as the funds available with the Bar may not be sufficient to meet the requirement.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsJustice Dhiraj Singh Thakur Jammu and Kashmir High Court Financial Assistance To Lawyers covid COVID-19 financial assistance Medical Insurance life insurance Next Storylast_img read more

Presbyterian Church of Ireland ceases all services until further notice

first_imgThe Presbyterian Church in Ireland has ceased all services until further notice.It’s written to its ministers to tell them that all congregational activities, including Sunday worship, should stop in light of the evolving coronavirus situation.The Church is encouraging congregations to find creative and virtual ways to worship for the time being. Presbyterian Church of Ireland ceases all services until further notice Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp By News Highland – March 18, 2020 Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ Facebookcenter_img Previous articleCovid Community Response team set upNext articleThe reality of Coronavirus needs to realised – Pringle News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Now due: Second dose vaccines

first_imgLatest Stories Published 11:05 pm Monday, February 1, 2021 At this time, the Pike County Health Department is not making appointments. Those wishing to make an appointment are asked to wait until later in the week or next week.Byrd Drugs is waiting on another shipment of the vaccine and new groupings at Charles Henderson will begin on Feb. 8. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell All In Credit donates to TH&R All In Credit Union employees recently donated Christmas gifts and Christmas trees to Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center. As part… read more Now due: Second dose vaccines Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Skip “Pike County has been a top-performing county and we are getting ready to give the second of the two doses,” he said. “When we get to March, we are going to reset so that we won’t have all of the second doses given at the same time. We will alternate days for first and second shots so we won’t have an extended time for either dose.”Pike County will receive more vaccine in February so that is encouraging.Kirkland said on-line appointments will facilitate future scheduling appointments.“Of course, some people would rather make appointments by telephone and that option will still be available,” he said. “Right now, we are working to make sure everyone who is eligible for that second shot receives it.” In mid-January, Gov. Kay Ivey urged Alabamians to be patient amid the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.On Monday, Feb. 1, Corey Kirkland, administrator of the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Southeastern District, stopped short of asking for continued patience rather steadiness in the coming weeks.“Right now, we have 10,000 people in our district that are all due second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Kirkland said. “I just found out that I’m getting enough vaccine to cover the second doses. So, right now, we are not making new appointments until we get these second doses given. It will be a week-to-week thing.”Kirkland said 1,200 vaccines have been administered in Pike County including 9,200 in the district. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Articlelast_img read more

Economics Adjunct – Jabs School of Business

first_imgNondiscrimination Statement If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResumeCover LetterLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Unofficial Transcript State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Qualifications Position TitleEconomics Adjunct – Jabs School of Business Posting Details Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6137 The appointment may include teaching undergraduate courses inmacroeconomics, microeconomics, and economic analysis.center_img Position Summary The successful candidate will have a minimum regionally accreditedMaster’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Economics with at least threeyears of experience in the field. Prior teaching experience is aplus. Qualified applicants will become part of an adjunct pool andcontacted when a need emerges. Teaching Responsibilities * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo The Jabs School of Business at California Baptist Universityinvites applications for an adjunct faculty position ineconomics. * Are you a Christian?YesNo Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Workforce Development Emerges As Number One Legislative Issue

first_imgNovember 20, 2017 By Adrianna PitrelliTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s legislative leaders from both parties and the governor share one big objective for the 2018 legislative session – workforce development.“We will work closely with the governor and I know our Senate colleagues have been looking at this all summer,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s yearly legislative preview event. “We have to take important measures to ensure every student is ready for college or a career.”Monday’s event was hosted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to talk about key issues for the 2018 legislative session. Leaders of the Republican and Democratic caucuses in the House and Senate joined the discussion to talk about their priorities for the year — many of which line up with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda, which was outlined earlier in the month.“We need to build a stronger, healthier workforce that is trained and knows how to grow so they can get the wages they deserve,” said Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, House minority leader. “Wages, salaries and household incomes are not growing at the rate we’d expect.”Healthcare, Pelath said, also plays into workforce development.“If you don’t have a healthy workforce, you don’t have the workforce you should have,” he said. “We need to explore solutions to maintain health insurance and maintain lives.”While Pelath accepts the healthcare issue is based in Washington, D.C., he encourages Hoosier lawmakers to stay informed about what’s happening.One of the chamber’s priorities is supporting a requirement that all primary and secondary students take computer science courses. That recommendation falls in line with Holcomb’s plan to require all schools to offer computer science courses.“As we increase the number of technology jobs in the tech sector, it becomes even more important to have required STEM coursework — especially in computer science,” said Caryl Auslander, vice president of education, workforce development and federal affairs at the Indiana Chamber. “This will better prepare students and help improve the skills gap.”Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said the addition of computer science coursework in the curriculum is a smart move and will allow for students to be more well-rounded.“I think it will help workforce,” Lanane said. “I think there is a way, maybe, the state can engage some institutions of higher learning.”Adding more practical classes to state requirements for graduation, will give students more opportunities because they will have more skills to make them ready for the workforce, said Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek. Hershman, the Senate majority leader, stepped in for President Pro Tem David Long.However, he said half the battle of getting a job is making sure people can pass a drug test — what he calls a “big problem of the state,” and a problem all lawmakers will continue to address in 2018.Finding a solution to have more reliable supplies of water in the state is also a hot topic for the chamber as well as both sides of the aisle — and Bosma said it’s a problem he hopes to see fixed in less than six years.“It’s not going to be easy, but I think we are in general consensus that there’s a problem,” he said. “Some wanted a water solution with a road solution and I said you can only deal with one crises at a time.”In the last legislative session, lawmakers passed legislation to increase gasoline taxes as part of the plan to boost funding for infrastructure repairs.Seen as both an environmental issue and an economic development issue, the chamber said a plan is needed for the state to effectively manage its water resources. Water prices are steadily rising for Hoosiers because of over usage and old infrastructure, which causes leaks.“Our state’s economy is growing more diverse, but we always will make things,” Auslander said. “And it often takes large, reliable supplies of water to do so.”Other key issues the chamber supports includes raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 and screening prospective employees for tobacco use.FOOTNOTE: Adrianna Pitrelli is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City Awards the Finest of the Freckled

first_imgThe fair-skinned of the world gathered en masse Thursday on the Music Pier for Ocean City’s annual Freckle Contest.On a rainy evening when the boardwalk’s outdoor Family Night entertainment was cancelled, big crowds of the freckled and their fans gathered in the loggia of the Ocean City Music Pier.The competition is for folks with the most freckles. It is divided into age groups: 5-and-under, 6-8, 9-12, teens and adults. Prizes are awarded.Here are some of the winners: Emily Daprato, 8, of Northfield wins the category for ages 6-8.Lane Zipperlen, 7, of Garnet Valley, Pa., finishes second in the category for ages 6 to 8.last_img read more

Ocean City High School Faces Powerhouse Highland in Grid Playoffs

first_imgBy Tim KellyThe playoffs. This is why the players lift weights in July.  This is why the coaches watch hours and hours of game footage throughout the season.  All for a shot to go up against the best and to become a South Jersey champion.The NJSIAA football playoffs begin Friday night. Though Highland is the prohibitive favorite over Ocean City, the players, coaches and hundreds of fans are upset-minded and will show up at Highland’s Gloucester Township campus.The first round Group 4 game kicks off at 7 p.m. and pits the seventh-seeded Red Raiders (3-4) against the second-seeded Tartans (7-1), whose lone loss was by a single point to Burlington Township on October 20.Ocean City won its first three games before losing four straight. However, they hung in there against physically-imposing St. Augustine, lost in overtime to Oakcrest and last week dropped a 24-21 nailbiter to archrival Mainland on a 41-yard field goal with three seconds left in the game. They also lost to Highland’s sister school Triton on the road after leading the game in the fourth quarter.Despite the four-game slide, Ocean City is in the big dance for the second straight year after a nine-year absence, which, along with the success of the Freshman and JV teams, says a lot about the positive direction of the program.“These games are probably a lot of fun to watch, but they are nerve-wracking to coach,” said OC head coach Kevin Smith. It doesn’t figure to get any easier.  Highland has a high-powered offense and a defense that can shut people down.  They averaged 38 points a game in three shutouts over Oakcrest, Moorestown and Paul VI.Highland has a punishing running game that averages an astounding 263 yards a game. The key to stopping the Tartans –if there is one– is to limit the damage sure to be inflicted by their sensational sophomore running back Johnny Martin III.Martin was held to under 100 yards on the ground just once all year, an 86-yard effort against Clearview, and Highland still won. He churned out a season high 244 yards against Kingsway, 184 against Oakcrest and 186 last week against Paul VI in a 55-0 romp.  If he puts up similar numbers on Friday, it could be a long night for Ocean City.An OC defender brings down a Mainland ballcarrier as Mike Williscroft (68) moves in. (Photos courtesy of OCHSfootball.com)The Red Raiders offense has been uneven except for a consistent passing game. They have also had several costly special teams breakdowns and their defense has at time been vulnerable to the big play. That said, they’ve played hard all year with no quit and have been in every game.The teams have one common opponent, Oakcrest which beat OC 20-14 and lost to Highland, 30-0.But all that goes out the window on Friday.“It’s a new season,” Smith said of the playoffs, and at the moment everyone is 0-0.In Ocean City’s favor, the Raiders have played hard and made some big plays against quality opponents. With a few breaks, they could easily have three more wins.  Quarterback Ian Aungst and the passing game have clicked when he’s had time to throw.  Opposing defenses have not been tested much against the Raider running game, allowing them to dial up a variety of blitzes and leave the Raider QB susceptible to sacks.That hasn’t stopped the offense from moving up and down the field through the air. Their most impressive drive of the season may have happened late in the fourth quarter against Mainland when OC went 80 yards against the wind for a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game. Brendon Lashley and Jake Schneider have been among Aungst’s favorite targets.The defense has also looked very strong at times during the season. D-lineman Austin Green, linebackers Travis Stoerre, Billy Kroeger and Brandon Lin are a few of the standout defenders.Ocean City has been burned several times by big plays against the special teams. All three phases will have to be on their A-game in order for Ocean City to have a chance.The winner of Friday’s game advances to the semi-finals on November 9 against the winner of the Clearview – Hammonton first round contest.CORRECTIONS: In last week’s Mainland game story, we misidentified the receiver in a key 31-yard catch and run.  Senior Tom Meehan actually made the play.  Also we incorrectly stated Jake Schneider caught a touchdown pass and Brendon Lashley caught a pass for the two-point conversion.  It was the other way around.  We regret the errors.Senior linebacker Travis Stoerrie prior to last week’s Mainland game. Ocean City’s Tom Meehan makes a leaping catch between a pair of Mainland defenders (Photos courtesy of OCHSfootball.com)last_img read more

MAY – JUNE

first_imgMay14 – 16 Residential – multiple breads programmeLocation: Panary, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447email: [email protected] – 18 Advanced Practical Cake TechnologyLocation: Campden & Chorleywood, Chipping CampdenContact, tel: 01386 84210416 Sugar Craft – Cake Decorators at Work: three-hour demonstrationLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 767930316 Federation of Bakers ConferenceLocation: Westminster, LondonContact, email: [email protected] bakersfederation.org.uk19 – 20 Basic BreadmakingLocation: Panary, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447email: [email protected] – 22 Essential Skills For Working with ChocolateLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Advanced Skills for Working with ChocolateLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 767930323 – 24 Caffè CultureLocation: Olympia exhibition centre, LondonContact, tel: 020 7288 6176email: [email protected] Chocolate Wedding and Celebration CakesLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 767930325 Chocolate Desserts and Individual CakesLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Easy-to-Make ChocolatesLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Sugar Craft – Human Figure ModellingLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Sugar Craft – Character ModellingLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 6 Going ProfessionalLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447email: [email protected] – 10 British Traditional BreadsLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447email: [email protected] – 15 Masterclass on breads: five-day courseLocation: Bread Matters, CumbriaContact, tel: 01768 88189912 Basic Bakery Processes, CCFRALocation: DublinContact, tel: 01386 84210413 Sugar Craft – Simple Cake Decorating SkillsLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] One-Day Basic BreadmakingLocation: Cann Mills DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447email: [email protected] – 17 Italian BreadsLocation: Cann Mills DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447email: [email protected] – 19 Sugar Craft – Simple Cake Decorating SkillsLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Continental, Italian and French breadsLocation: Cann Mills, DorsetContact, tel: 01722 341 447email: [email protected] Half-Day Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Sugar Craft – Creating Shaped CakesLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected]last_img read more

News story: Update on government support for Northern Ireland

first_imgThe Government continues to work intensively with all the parties in Northern Ireland to bring about the restoration of devolved government. To date, however, the Executive and Assembly has not been restored.Regrettably it has been almost eighteen months since local Ministers were in office and taking decisions.As we outlined in our 2017 Conservative Northern Ireland manifesto, “in the continued absence of a functioning devolved administration, a Conservative Government will do all that is necessary to provide the good governance and political stability that Northern Ireland needs, including political decision making from Westminster if that is what is required.”In accordance with the principles set out by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in parliament, the Government will bring forward measures as necessary to provide the basis for good governance. First, we will take whatever steps are necessary to provide good governance and ensure the continued delivery of Northern Ireland’s vital public services. Second, we will continue to uphold our commitments from the Belfast Agreement and its successors. Third, we will continue to work to remove the barriers to devolution. That is why the Secretary of State has introduced in the House of Commons the Northern Ireland Budget Bill for the 2018-19 financial year and why the UK Government is considering further action to address pressing public appointments in Northern Ireland. The Government will make further legislative interventions which may be required to ensure good governance.The Government recognised the need for additional financial resources to be allocated to Northern Ireland alongside the Confidence and Supply Agreement agreed between the Conservative and Unionist Party and the Democratic Unionist Party in June 2017. To date £20 million was provided in 2017-18 Supplementary Estimates for health and education and in the 2018-19 Main Estimates a further £410 million will be made available, subject to normal Parliamentary approvals comprising, £80 million immediate health and education, £30 million to address mental health and severe deprivation, £100 million health transformation and £200 million infrastructure development.We will ensure that our commitments on major infrastructure spending, including the York Street Interchange road project and the broadband investment programme, agreed alongside of the Confidence and Supply Agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party, are able to be taken forward so that the people of Northern Ireland benefit from the increased investment agreed in June 2017.The Government is determined to ensure Northern Ireland benefits fully from this additional expenditure. In the period ahead we will ensure that Members of the Legislative Assembly during the impasse continue to receive updates on the work of the departments in Northern Ireland as well as preparing for the return of devolved government. We recognise the value in ongoing consultation with Northern Ireland’s democratically elected representatives.last_img read more

Avon town meeting is March 21

first_imgAVON – Residents will gather for the annual town meeting Saturday to vote on $234,000 in municipal expenditures and to fill a seat held by a longtime member of the Board of Selectmen.Selectman Greta Espeaignnette does not intend to run for her seat this year, after nine years of serving as First Selectman. Candidates for the three-year term will be nominated for the floor, as well as candidates for four, 1-year positions: Treasurer, Tax Collector Constable and Road Commissioner.Selectmen are also proposing combining a number of open deputy positions into a single, part-time position, specifically the deputy Tax Collector, Town Clerk and Treasurer positions, as part of an effort to expand town office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. An additional $11,500 is proposed to be raised and appropriated to cover that cost.Those funds are included in the proposed $234,840 municipal budget, down $45,789 from the previous year. That decrease is mostly attributable to reductions in appropriations for road work and a replacement bridge and culvert on the Bob Orbeton Road.This year’s plan, according to the town report, is to pave a newly-improved gravel section of the Mt. Blue Road, with the majority of excise tax money going to that project.Also on the warrant is an article that would reduce the setbacks for construction around Mt. Blue Pond to the state-required 250 feet. The reduction in setback distance relates to Mt. Blue Pond no longer serving as the area’s drinking water source.The March 21 town meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the town hall.last_img read more

Prince’s Family Plans To Turn Paisley Park Into A Museum

first_imgOne aspect of Prince’s rich legacy was his 50,000 sq. ft. recording studio/home, Paisley Park. Situated just outside of Minneapolis, Paisley Park played host to some of Prince’s greatest moments, including late night dance parties, artist collaborations, studio efforts, and more. The Park was seemingly symbolic of Prince’s larger-than-life abilities; if he can do it all, why wouldn’t he have a home that had it all?Fortunately, fans of the Purple One may soon get the opportunity to peer into Prince’s mansion. According to a new interview with Prince’s brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips, the family has plans to turn Paisley Park into a museum. “We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory,” said Phillips. “It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy… Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”The plan would be something similar to that of Graceland, which is a public museum devoted to the late great Elvis Presley. As of now, a timeline on the Paisley Park Museum is unclear, but opening Paisley Park would serve as an important memorial to such an enormous legacy. RIP, Prince. You will be missed.[Via The Sun]last_img read more

Medicine Ball

first_imgIn an era when big-time college football too often is tarnished by tales of disrepute – Tennessee this week dismissed two players charged with attempted armed robbery – Murphy and seven Harvard teammates who are bound for medical school represent not only the glory of The Game but the spirit of amateur football as the Ivy League has played it for more than a century.“Sometimes there’s a myth that you can’t compete in Division 1 football and aspire to things like medical school,’’ Crimson coach Tim Murphy said as he prepared for the 126th Harvard-Yale spectacle. “We’re very fortunate to have a bunch of kids doing it. It’s a great tradition…’’Read more here (The Boston Globe)last_img read more

New Champlain ferry operation imminent

first_img Residents in the area surrounding the Lake Champlain Bridge share family, friends and business relationships on both sides of the lake, Vermont Governor Douglas said. Establishing this new, free ferry service will allow these relationships and commerce to resume more normally.   On B-Day, December 28, 2009, it took longer for the clouds of smoke, rust and paint to settle than for the 500-plus shaped charges of MRX high explosive to cut enough weakened steel beams to bring down the Champlain Bridge. In its place, work on a new bridge is expected to start this spring. In the meantime, a new ferry located at the same spot was expected to begin operations by the end of January.The implosive demolition opened the way for a set of operations more complicated than dealing with the old bridge, whose remains by mid-January had been fished out of the crossing to the point where a 20-foot-deep channel was available for future boat traffic. (A 1,000-foot safety zone has been declared around the bridge removal operation no ice-fishing shanties, either which is supposed to be completed by April 15). Attention had turned to the project of creating a ferry at the same crossing a project that had begun before the implosion and was on track to be done by the end of January–and to strategic decisions that would shape the Champlain Bridge s replacement.The Ticonderoga ferry had been kept running through December 27 usually it closes after fall foliage season, and ice had briefly forced owner Michael Matot to shut it down on December 17 by Jeff Provost s company Dock Doctors. The Ferrisburgh firm, which employs about 35 people in the colder months and as many as 50 in the summer, does manufacturing in Vermont but sells more of its products in the Lake George area of New York, where it has a branch office.Thus Dock Doctors found itself among the businesses who had employees or markets or suppliers that required crossing Lake Champlain, and saw the lake become a divide when the bridge was closed October 16. Since the summer, usage had been limited to one lane, with no trucks over 40,000 pounds allowed. The generally accepted figure is that in normal operation, there were about 3,400 trips across the bridge each day.Provost made himself known to the public when he announced, at a states-sponsored hearing in Addison following the steel bridge s complete shutdown, that he could swiftly put up docks capable of serving barges like this in use on the Hudson river, which could handle (as could the docks) both heavy truck traffic and winter ice.Neither state took him up on the offer, but in the weeks that followed, Dock Doctors ice-managing craft and two bubbler lines went to work pushing back the ice then keeping the crossing open between Larabee s Point and Ticonderoga. It took them time to come around to it, Provost said in a recent interview but a lot of ferry users won t forget the sight of the channel passing between acres of ice like the Biblical parting of the Red Sea.Bubbler lines are used all over the world, Provost said. A compressor pushes air through hoies in a hose running along the bottom of the body of water, the air bubbles enlarge as they rise (less pressure), and soon there is an upward draft, similar to that of a ceiling fan, except it is sending water upward. The lake bottom and the water near it are warmer, he said which is why some kinds of fish plow into bottom mud to survive and creating a circulation that brings up the warmer water maintains a wall that prevents ice from forming.The Ti ferry could have run all winter, between its two bubbler lines, plus propeller devices that move water near shores, and their barge and its small crane to deal with any loose floating ice, Provost said. In fact, there is a bubbler operation they began 12 years ago in Pittsburgh for the Army Corps of Engineers, to keep 100 boat slips open, which is still going.But no insurance company would continue the Ti ferry s insurance, Provost said, because of one risk assessor. He didn t even come and look. Instead, based on the fact that the Ti ferry s quarter inch steel hull wasn t meant to run through ice, he recommended against insuring the operation even though there was no ice, Provost said.A NYS-DOT bulletin announced that on January 14, Lake Champlain Transportation would deploy one of their ferries to the future ferry crossing between Chimney Point and Crown Point, to cruise back and forth and keep ice from blocking the channel. Two days later it was there, doing exactly that.John Zicconi, VTrans director of planning, outreach and community affairs, had no doubt that the ferry could double as an ice-breaker; the company keeps a crossing open in the Champlain Islands with one, he observed. Provost said it seemed a huge waste of money to him, running a ferry rather than a few compressors, but we have to look to the future.The future of the crossing is unfolding as three concurrent efforts: removing the remains of the bridge (no one has said how the concrete piers will be taken down); finishing new ferry docks at Chimney Point and Crown Point and starting regular ferry service (which Zicconi said is on track to start by the end of January); and designing, planning, permitting, and building a new bridge (to open in 2011 if many things go well, or in 2012 if not).One key decision was made, as promised, a few days after the January 11 closing of a public comment period regarding the design of the new bridge. The projected cost of a new bridge had gone from the NYS-DOT s rough estimate of $50 million prior to discovering a fatal flaw in one of the unreinforced concrete bridge piers to a rough estimate in mid-January of $111 million, counting the costs of building and operating a ferry and subsidizing travel on the existing ferries. With the Vermont, New York and the country as a whole facing major deficits and a stalled economy, there was every chance that budgetary issues would trump aesthetic considerations and the effect of replacing a National Historic Monument with something of Spartan simplicity on the area s attractiveness to tourists.HNTB, the Kansas City firm contracted to design the new bridge, put forward six potential bridge renderings. The long-span steel girder bridge and sequential concrete bridge, both with the roadway as the highest point, resembled Interstate highway construction; the steel composite cable-stayed bridge and concrete extradosed bridge both had the roadway supported by cables connected to high towers (one such cable-stayed bridge is visible in the heart of Boston; for a spectacular example, look up the Millau Bridge in France, which spans a valley rather than a river); and the network tied arch bridge and modified network tied arch bridge both had the middle of the roadway held up by cables tied at a steel arch.The modified arch drew overwhelming support from the public and from the citizens advisory group, a panel of New York and Vermont state and local officials plus business representatives. On each side its arch extended down past the roadway to a pier and from there continued upward in check-mark fashion to support more of the roadway; the concept seemed to suggest a higher highway with a better scenic view, and the overall profile was stylish rather than severe. In mid-January, the two state transportation agencies looked at the results of the informal survey, and chose the same arch design the public had favored. But that did not settle all the issues.The reason for putting a new bridge where the old one had been was, officials said, largely to avoid the time and expensive of archaeological investigations Lake Champlain and its shores having been historically important corridors for at least 400 years. Deviating at all from the previous footprint even at the same crossing–would set in motion federally required processes.That set off alarm bells for cyclists and pedestrians, a group that has grown substantially with the strengthening conviction the country should support and enhance means of transportation that do not increase global warming by burning fossils fuels. If the width of the bridge is not increased, to avoid increasing its footprint, how could there by room for adding cycling lanes and sidewalks?Zicconi said that whatever is true for the base of the bridge, the traveled way will have 11-foot vehicular lanes, five-foot shoulders, and sidewalks; unusually wide vehicles, such as farming machinery, would utilize shoulder space. Asked if the curbs for the sidewalks were being designed to allow cyclists to leap from the shoulder to the sidewalk when confronted by a dangerous situation a standard safety maneuver for cyclists he said no one had brought up that issue.The strongest pressure for accelerating ferry and bridge construction has come from the business community, where loss of bi-state business and employee travel have been serious issues. All sorts of improvisations and adaptations have helped keep the impacts from becoming extreme: Basin Harbor quickly arranging a pedestrian ferry; public transit agencies on both sides of the lake adding bus routes between towns or businesses and ferry landings; the state paying ferry charges so those fees wouldn t increase the cost of commuting; businesses or nonprofits assisting employees who commute (Middlebury College and the Porter Medical Center, for example); carpooling; and in the case of places like the West Addison General Store (hurting but still going, said owner Dana Franklin) and the Bridge Restaurant in Addison, voluntary supportive purchases by area residents.Even where successful, the effort has been strenuous. At Porter, where 75 employees were from New York State, only two people left because of the bridge situation, according to spokesman Ron Hallman. It hasn t been easy, he said, especially for people leaving or coming onto a shift at 11 pm. Nor has the $250,000 they have spent in employee assistance as of mid-January been easy budgetarily. He summed up: It s big issue.Much was made early on of three Vermont farmers with operations or fields or cows across the lake (make that four: part of the Bridge Restaurant s popularity comes from featuring local farm beef). But the bigger agricultural impact might arrive later for Bourdeau Brothers, the business name used for Bourdeau Brothers in northern Vermont, Bourdeau & Bushey in Middlebury, and Feed Commodities International, and for their customers. Jim Bushey, who manages in Middlebury, said that if there is no effective means of reaching their New York State customers by spring, when services like seeding and fertilizing are needed, the situation could become serious. Sending feed trucks through Whitehall, at the southern end of the lake, has been a considerable expense, he said.It may never be possible to get a good figure for the total impact, said Andy Mayer, executive director of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. But their Middlebury office, which has been an information relay point, send out a survey in the late fall, not aimed at affected parties but simply using their contact list. The 83 surveys returned indicated losses of $60-$300 per week. Some help is anticipated from the state s economic development resources; early on, business people said they were more interested in grants than loans, but the feeling has swung the other way, that loans with low or no interest would help, he said.When the bridge closed, both states declared transportation emergencies, but so far there has not been a push to declare an economic emergency. As for funding the new bridge, the formula repeatedly cited would have an 80 percent federal share matched by 20 percent from the states, with each paying 10 percent. Efforts are underway to secure some sort of appropriation or earmark that would defray all or part of the state shares.The unexpected bridge closure and demolition, for safety reasons, brought attention back to the VTrans’ 2007 Road to Affordability and its premise that repairing and maintaining infrastructure promptly is much cheaper, in the long run, than allowing emergency situations to arise. A recent online FAQ for that plan states that The Agency has $1.5 billion in highway, bridge and culvert projects already identified and under development. At our current pace of spending $60 million annually on roadway projects and $50 million annually on structures like bridges and culverts, it will take about 15 years to complete everything on our books. And this does not account for inflation or needs that will surface between now and the year 2022.The upcoming Legislature will have to decide whether increased bonding would amount to increased deficit spending, which would hurt the state s bond interest rate, or whether prompt attention to infrastructure needs would help in the long run.Despite the recession, a we ll get there spirit has prevailed. At the telephone number for the Bridge Restaurant, owner and operator Lisa Cloutier thanks people for calling The No Bridge Restaurant, which she says is closed for the time being because the loss of the bridge minimized traffic along the corridor (her restaurant is at the junction of Routes 17 and 125, a few hundred yards from the crossing). However, the message insists, Make no mistake about it: once the ferry comes into this corridor, this restaurant will be back open again.Source: Vermont Business Magazine. Story by Ed Barna. Ed Barna is a freelance writer from Middlebury. New York Governor David Paterson traveled to Crown Point, NY, today and was expected to announce that a new ferry operating at the location of the former Champlain Bridge was expected to begin operation by the end of January, in other words, by Sunday at the latest. Full, regular service is expected first thing Monday. This has been a long-time coming for those commuters using circuitous travel routes to reach destinations to and from Vermont, and for those businesses on both sides of Lake Champlain who count on those commuters. The free service will run around the clock and every day. The crossing will take about 15 minutes.last_img read more

Fugitive Model Agency CEO Nabbed in Fla.

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York James MunizThe fugitive CEO of a Hicksville-based modeling agency accused of defrauding dozens of clients out of more than $250,000 was apprehended Tuesday in Florida and is facing extradition back to Long Island.James Muniz, who prosecutors said was staying with relatives in Hialeah, Fla., is facing 21 charges in Nassau County, including 20 counts of grand larceny and one count of scheme to defraud.Three of the 44-year-old Roslyn man’s employees had surrendered to authorities last month on similar charges. They include 26-year-old Jennifer Santiago of Queens, 31-year-old Jennifer Diaz-Domenech of Brooklyn and 42-year-old Michelle Alperin-Smith of Nesconset.Prosecutors alleged Muniz’s company, New Faces Development Center, Inc. and Model Talent Development Corp., which closed in November, had scouts tell victims they had the “look” to succeed in modeling or acting, would not be charged for the companies’ services and that only a few were offered such opportunities through the agencies—but scouts signed up anyone who’d pay for contracts costing $550 to $3,000. Both companies are facing the same charges as the four suspects.The New York Attorney General’s office, which sued New Faces for $250,000 in restitution in 2006 when it was owned by Muniz’ ex-wife, opened a new investigation into the company last year before the case was consolidated with a similar probe by the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.Muniz is being held in a Miami-Dade County jail until he is extradited to New York. He and the three employees face up to seven years in prison, if convicted. Each company faces fines of up to $10,000, plus possible restitution.Since the arrests were announced, investigators have received about 300 phone calls from other clients of the modeling agency, leading to 85 formal complaints that are now being reviewed.The investigation is continuing, and anyone who thinks they may have been similarly victimized should contact DA Rice’s Complaints Unit at 516-571-3505 or the Attorney General’s Office at 516-248-3301.last_img read more

People Analytics: Tapping into a powerful resource

first_imgHR has relied on the use of data and analytics for years but has only recently begun to embrace people analytics. Defined as using a data-driven approach to inform your people practices, programs and processes, people analytics is a powerful resource for HR. After all, human capital is the source of all business success—it makes sense to analyze people to understand and even predict enterprise performance. Recently, HR departments have begun to leverage this powerful tool – and it’s changing the game for many businesses.HR today is all about understanding people and predicting their actions and responses. And, as Josh Bersin has said, “…People Analytics” as a business discipline has arrived. Our research now shows tremendous growth in this market, and a significant shift away from measuring HR toward a real focus on using people data to understand and predict business performance.”Unfortunately, while we see more organizations beginning to talk about it, 92 percent of HR departments don’t believe they’re proficient in using people analytics. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Use the following got tips to get started or build your proficiency in using people analytics in your organization. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jones Beach Fireworks Show to Return this Independence Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jones Beach State Park is quickly regaining its appeal as the place to be to celebrate the holidays on Long Island.After bringing back the popular Jones Beach Holiday Lights Spectacular last year, New York State announced that the famous fireworks show at the iconic South Shore beach is also returning after a five-year hiatus. The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, which once drew thousands of revelers from Long Island and around the region, will be on full display this Independence Day.“What better place to celebrate America’s birthday than at one of the most iconic and landmark state destinations,” said Rose Harvey, commissioner of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement announcing the event’s return, said his administration was “proud” to revive the tradition—once a staple event for LI families. Jones Beach last hosted the dazzling pyrotechnic event in 2009. The show was cancelled in 2010 due to monetary and staffing constraints.The announced revival comes days after Jones Beach held its annual Bethpage Air Show, which featured stunt pilots performing impressive aerobatic maneuvers as revelers looked on from the beach. Hundreds of thousands attended the two-day event.Astoria Bank will sponsor this year’s fireworks show, officials said.Jones Beach itself is in the middle of a multimillion-dollar revitalization project. New bathrooms in Field 6 were installed just in time for the air show and the central mall’s mosaic was refurbished for the first time in three decades. The show’s revival is part of a state plan to invest $900 million in the state parks system by 2020.The 30-minute fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.last_img read more

Switzerland to start easing COVID-19 restrictions from April 27

first_img“The transition from one stage to the next will take place when there has been no significant increase in COVID-19 cases,” the government said.”Sufficient time must elapse between each stage to allow the effects of the relaxation to be observed. The criteria are the number of new infections, hospital admissions and deaths, and hospital occupancy rates.”Switzerland has shuttered schools, non-essential shops and many businesses for a month as it sought to halt the epidemic’s spread. It has also extended billions in financial assistance to businesses and eased bankruptcy rules, to prevent companies from going under.Europe should move with extreme caution when considering easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization’s regional director said on Thursday. Topics : The Swiss government will start a gradual relaxation of restrictions brought in to tackle spread of the new coronavirus from April 27, it said on Thursday.Doctors, hairdressers, massage and cosmetics parlors will be the first businesses to be allowed to reopen, it said. This will be followed by compulsory schools, shops and markets from May 11, it added.In a third stage it will reopen secondary schools, vocational schools and universities from June 8. The government also foresees allowing an existing ban of meetings of more than five people to be relaxed, although the details of this stage will be announced at the end of May.center_img The COVID-19 outbreak has so far claimed 973 lives in Switzerland, although the rate of positive tests has slowed in recent days.Neighboring Austria has already announced a partial exit from its own lockdown, while Germany has announced its own small steps out of the lockdown.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Philadelphia, Delaware County Farms

first_img Environment,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today notified farmland owners in Philadelphia and Delaware counties that they are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).“This year was unprecedented and unpredictable, with weather conditions that challenged farmers across the state,” said Governor Wolf. “This funding will be crucial to help those producers protect their investments and recoup some of their losses. I encourage anyone eligible in Philadelphia or Delaware counties to apply for this valuable federal relief.”The funding will help with losses caused by disasters that occurred during the 2018 crop year, such as excessive heat and drought. It is the result of a Secretarial disaster declaration and can include emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency (FSA).Eligible farmers can apply for loans for up to eight months after a Secretarial disaster declaration, and should contact their local FSA office for assistance. More information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov. Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Philadelphia, Delaware County Farms November 08, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Bangkok calls EOM bids

first_imgBANGKOK Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority has invited bids for supply of electrical and mechanical equipment for its initial 22 km heavy metro route from the city centre near Hua Lampong to Bang Sue via Asok, Huai Khwang and Lat Phrao. The aim is to award the contract on the basis of an equip, operate and maintain (EOM) concession, of sufficient length for the supplier to recover its investment. Draft documentation was released on December 4, with bids due back by the end of the month.MRTA has already awarded a contract for construction of the 11 km southern section between Hua Lampong and the depot at Rama IX Road to a consortium led by Germany’s Bilfinger & Berger (RG 12.96 p777). Detailed design and project management for this section is being undertaken by Maunsell Consultants of Great Britain. The twin running tunnels will be bored through soft alluvial soil using earth pressure balance TBMs, with the nine stations built by top-down construction within diaphragm walls. olast_img read more

Panay-wide quarantine starts April1; Prov’l gov’ts to harmonize border restriction rules

first_imgA personnel of the Pavia Emergency Responders check the body temperature of motorists using a thermal scanner at a checkpoint in Barangay Ungka, Pavia, Iloilo last night. Iloilo province is under a “general community quarantine” against the novel coronavirus. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * DOH Region 6 would form atechnical working group to look into the improvised materials as alternativefor PPE ILOILO City – Beginning April 1Panay Island will be under an island-wide quarantine in an effort to shield itfrom the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of yesterday, Panay Island andthe rest of Western Visayas remained free from COVID-19, reported theDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6. The nearby island province ofGuimaras will also be quarantined. The Panay-wide quarantine untilApril 14 was agreed during yesterday’s emergency meeting of the RegionalDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) here headed by DirectorJose Roberto Nuñez of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6. The unified rules and regulationsfor the border restrictions would be released before April 1, said Nuñez.  * for the police to take thelead in patrolling borders and identified strategic areas But people should still observeprecautionary measures such as social distancing, among others, stressed Nuñez. For the meantime, each provincialgovernment would be observing the restrictions they imposed beginning yesterdayuntil March 31, said Nuñez. It was agreed that the people ofIloilo City and Guimaras could freely cross the Iloilo Straight but thatGuimaras should close its backdoor to block the entry of people from NegrosIsland. (There was one positive COVID-19 case in Negros Oriental; the patientdied on Sunday.) Also present at the meetingyesterday were NEDA-6 director Ro-Ann Bacal, Department of Interior and LocalGovernment regional director Ariel Iglesia, Department of Tourism regionaldirector Helen Catalbas, and Police Regional Office-6 director RenePamuspusan./PN Hopefully, he said, this periodwould be enough for persons under monitoring (PUMs) in the provinces to havebeen cleared. center_img Also agreed yesterday were thefollowing: Yesterday’s RDRRMC meeting at theNational Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 6 office was attendedby governors Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, Rhodora Cadiao of Antique, SamuelGumarin  of Guimaras, FlorencioMiraflores of Aklan, and Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas who pushed for theharmonization of the border restrictions. To effectively do this, theprovincial governments of Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, and Capiz agreed to harmonizethe border restrictions they separately imposed beginning yesterday. * OCD Region 6 would request the3rd Infantry Division of Philippine Army for air assistance in transportingpersonal protective equipment (PPE) from the DOH central office to Region 6 Goods should also be able to movefreely within Panay and across Guimaras subject to quarantine inspections. * for the Philippine PortsAuthority to verify with its central office regarding the travel goods withoutcontainer vans Capiz’s Gov. Esteban EvanContreras was not able to attend the meeting. He was observing self-quarantinefollowing a trip to Manila on March 11. He sent a representative to themeeting. BY IME SORNITO and GLENDA TAYONA * for OCD to take the lead indisseminating information on border restrictions / community quarantine * for provincial disaster riskreduction and management offices to directly  coordinate with the policeprovincial offices for checkpoints/patrol along borders of provinces and localgovernment units Harmonizing the rules aims to easethe inconvenience that the restrictions would bring on people, especially thosecrossing provincial boarders due to work and business, among others.last_img read more

Pee Wee Football

first_imgThe other night we drove by the Intermediate School and saw many Pee Wee football players practicing.  Some of these young athletes are so small I doubt if they can see across the desks they sit at in school.  When you look at these tiny mites, the debate begins over how young contact sports should start.Many experts, including former professional football players, believe contact football should not begin until an athlete is at least 12 years old.  Their theory is that these young bodies are not equipped to take the hits that contact sports can give them.  We all know that growth of these kids is not uniform, so putting an age on teams can result in physical mismatches.  These experts believe weight should determine how a league is set up.The other side of the debate states that the earlier you start an athlete in a sport, the better you can teach the proper techniques.  This is the theory on which Batesville’s Pee Wee League is based.  Coaches have been removed in the passed who failed to follow this policy.  I probably lean toward starting about age 10 when an athlete is at least in the 4th grade.  Maybe I’m wrong and maybe I’m right.  There is no cut and dried answer.last_img read more

CWI/PCL 4-day tournament….

first_imgSeamers put Jaguars on topTHE Guyana Jaguars’ seamers produced a sensational bowling display to keep the three-time defending champions on track for victory against Barbados Pride in the fifth round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day game at the National Stadium, Providence yesterday.Pacer Keemo Paul struck four vital blows while Sherefane Rutherford and Keon Joseph grabbed the other three wickets to leave the tourists facing a difficult final day.Leading by 20 runs, the Jaguars then rocked the visitors in their second innings, and when bad light stopped play, the Pride were tottering on 126-7, a lead of 106 runs.Paul claimed 4-38 in an incisive, 17.2-over spell while Rutherford had 2-40, and Joseph 1-23.Earlier, night-watchman Gudakesh Motie rose to the occasion, scoring a gritty unbeaten 72 from 147 balls, inclusive of ten fours and a six, as the hosts took a vital first innings advantage.Resuming the day on 180-4, the three-times defending champions progressed to 219, with veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul (30) adding 15 to his overnight total before left-arm spinner, Jomel Warrican (3-91), removed both Chanderpaul and Anthony Bramble (0) off consecutive deliveries.The 43-year-old Chanderpaul was caught and bowled, while Bramble was adjudged leg before wicket. However, Motie, who resumed the day on three, shared a 45-run seventh-wicket partnership with Paul; Motie flourished as his innings progressed.His fifty came off 97 balls, but soon after the partnership was broken when Paul (19) was bowled by Kenroy Williams shortly before lunch.After the interval Rutherford joined forces with Motie and contributed a 34-ball 25, which took the hosts pass the visitors first innings 294, before off-spinner Ashley Nurse (3-33), claimed the final three wickets of Rutherford (25), Veerasammy Permaul (4), and Keon Joseph (0).With the pitch starting to show some variable bounce, the visitors then made a poor start to their second innings, when Joseph had Shayne Moseley caught in the slip corridor for five with just nine runs on the board.Fellow opener Anthony Alleyne and Shamar Brooks (22) attempted to resurrect the innings, but immediately after tea, Paul had also found just enough movement to trouble Brooks, who was bowled by a ball that shaped to swing away but then straightened to pass between bat and pad, to make it 37-2.The 19-year-old Paul then dismissed Kevin Stoute (11), who was undone by a good ball that moved away fractionally off the seam.Alleyne and Williams then survived a testing period until Alleyne went off Rutherford for a 77-ball 32.But the Jaguars were further inspired by Paul, who trapped Williams leg before wicket for 11, before he had Justin Greaves taken at the wicket for one.Rutherford then bowled Ashley Nurse (1), but Jonathan Carter (14 not out) and Mario Rampersaud (one not out), survived until play ended.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st innings (O/N 180-4)T. Chanderpaul c Rampersaud b Warrican 52C. Hemraj run out (Greaves) 79L. Johnson* b Carter 02V. Singh c Rampersaud b Greaves 15S. Chanderpaul c and b Warrican 30G. Motie not out 72A. Bramble lbw b Warrican 0K. Paul b Williams 19S. Rutherford c Harding b Nurse 25V. Permaul b Nurse 4K. Joseph c Brooks b Nurse 0Total: (all out; 105.4 overs) 314Extras: (b-4, lb-4, w-1, nb-8) 17Fall of wickets: 1-115, 2-120, 3-147,4-173, 5-219, 6-219, 7-264, 8-302, 9-314, 10-314Bowling: Greaves 13-1-44-1, Harding 15-2-45-0, Nurse 8.4-2-33-3, Stoute 20-7-35-0, Warrican 29-6-91-3, Carter 6-1-8-1, Williams 14-5-50-1Barbados Pride 2nd InningsA. Alleyne c Paul b Rutherford 32S. Mosely c Singh b Joseph 5S. Brooks b Paul 22K. Stoute c wk Bramble b Paul 11K. Williams lbw b Paul 11J. Carter not out 14J. Greaves c wk Bramble b Paul 0A. Nurse not out 1Total: (for seven wickets; 37.2 overs) 126Extras: (w-1, b-24, nb-3) 28Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-37, 3-61, 4-80, 5-98, 6-105Bowling: Joseph 9-4-23-1, Paul 17.2-8-38-4, Rutherford 10-3-40-2, Motie 1-0-1-0Position: Pride lead by 106 with three second innings wickets standinglast_img read more

DDL Junior Chess tournament set for this weekend

first_imgTHE first of six junior chess tournaments, planned by the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) and sponsored by DDL TOPCO juices, is set for tomorrow at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. Admission is free for all players and registration starts at 9:00hrs at the same venue on tournament day.The GCF successfully clinched a renewed sponsorship package earlier this week with beverage giant, Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL) under its TOPCO juices brand for the junior competitions.DDL TOPCO juices has committed $320,000 to the chess body to cover prizes for the six competitions and Sharda Veeren-Chand, DDL Marketing Director, was pleased to disclose the approval of the sponsorship.The company played a dominant role in the sponsorship of tournaments previously. The six junior tournaments will be staged by the GCF during November and December, 2019.Frankie Farley, president of the GCF, thanked DDL for its involvement and the important role of the company in the development of local chess.“Your generous contribution will be instrumental in making our vision a reality by helping to offset part of the cost associated with the implementation of the various planned initiatives,” Farley asserted.The upcoming one-day tournament consists of 12 rounds. Each player will be allotted 10 minutes plus 5 seconds increment per round. Interested players can contact Rashad on 658-3004, Davion on 656-4032 or Anthony on 613-2083 for more information.last_img read more

Women of Troy falter again on the road

first_img“UCLA kicked our butts,” USC head coach Michael Cooper said.That statement pretty much summed up the game for the Women of Troy (13-10, 7-5) as they lost their fourth consecutive game, 74-56, to the UCLA Bruins (16-7, 9-3) Saturday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion.Reserves · Freshman forward Christina Marinacci contributed eight points off the bench for the Women of Troy in their loss to the Bruins. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan “We didn’t handle their traps well, we didn’t move the ball, and we didn’t look to attack,” Cooper said.The Bruins came out aggressive and firing on all cylinders, jumping out to an early 10-point lead.Meanwhile, the Women of Troy looked confused on offense, committing 14 first-half turnovers.“I thought we were apprehensive on the offensive side. We dug ourselves in a hole, and it’s always difficult to come out of that, especially with the intenseness of this rivalry,” Cooper said.Not only did the Women of Troy struggle to find any rhythm on offense, but rebounding the basketball was also a problem as the Bruins grabbed 12 offensive rebounds during the first half.“Rebounding has been our Achilles’ heel all season long,” Cooper said. “You’re not going to win very many games getting out-rebounded.”The Bruins stifling defense, coupled with the Women of Troy’s offensive woes, allowed the Bruins to stretch that early 10-point lead to 19 points going into halftime.To start the second half, the Women of Troy went on a 6-0 run, cutting the deficit to 37-24, but the little hope that was there was quickly gone in a flash as the Bruins reeled off eight consecutive points of their own to push the lead to 21 points.And from that point on, the Women of Troy couldn’t muster much else.“I was very pleased with our defensive effort, and each player brought something to the game,” UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell said.Not only did the Bruins have a solid defensive game, but they also had a balanced offensive attack that saw four players score in double figures.The Women of Troy were led by junior center Kari LaPlante and sophomore guard Ashley Corral, who both scored 11 points.One bright spot for the Women of Troy was the play of redshirt junior guard Jacki Gemelos, who scored 11 points off the bench in just her third game back from numerous knee injuries that had plagued her the previous couple of years.“I’m definitely rusty, and I’m trying to get a feel back for the game and let it come to me,” Gemelos said. “I’m not trying to take over a game or anything, but I’m just trying to play solid and give us the best chance to win.”The Women of Troy return home to the Galen Center for the next two games, starting Thursday against Washington State and then Saturday against Washington.last_img read more

Trojans stun powerhouse Anteaters

first_imgFollowing a season-opening loss to UC San Diego, the USC men’s volleyball team is looking to re-group with a slate of matchups against top-ranked opponents.Feather in the cap · Sophomore middle blocker Robert Feathers has tallied a combined 19 kills in the season’s first two games. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe Trojans got off to a solid start in that regard, earning their first victory of the season by knocking off reigning champion and the No. 1 UC Irvine Anteaters 25-21, 25-23, 27-25 Friday night.The Trojans atoned for their tough loss to the Anteaters in last season’s championship game in which they were swept on their home court. The victory enabled the Trojans to overcome their loss at the hands of UC San Diego, also a three-set sweep.Sophomore middle blocker Robert Feathers shined on both sides of the court, registering a team-high 12 kills to go along with six blocks. Freshman outside hitter Alex Slaught and junior opposite Tanner Jansen each notched eight kills to pace the Trojan attack alongside Feathers, while the defense was anchored by freshman libero Brooks Varni (eight digs) and sophomore setter Micah Christenson (seven digs).The Trojans are coming off a successful 2012 campaign, one in which USC coach Bill Ferguson lost four 2011 starters, including three All-Americans. After starting slowly at 5-4, the Trojans dominated the remainder of the season to finish with a No. 2 overall ranking and 26-4 record, including an 18-4 mark in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play to earn their second straight regular season title. USC thoroughly dominated its regular season schedule, posting an 18-game winning streak, a 14-match MPSF winning streak and an 11-game home winning streak.As the Trojans attempt to make another trip to the NCAA Championship, youth will play a major role. Ferguson leads a 2013 squad featuring 18 underclassmen (including 10 freshmen) and only one senior opposite/outside hitter Maddison McKibbin.After lagging behind the competition during the earlier part of the 2000s, the Trojans have developed a dependable program behind Ferguson, who is in his seventh season at the helm. The two-time National Coach of the Year has guided Troy to three NCAA Final Four appearances in the last four years. The team will attempt to make up for the absences of 2012 National Player of the Year Tony Ciarelli at outside hitter and All-American middle blocker Steven Shandrick.Following the resounding win over the Anteaters, the Trojans (1-1) will return to the Galen Center for a three-game homestand, beginning with a match against Pac-12 rival Stanford on Friday night.last_img read more

Syracuse’s surge this season rooted in Heinz Field locker room

first_imgThe kick-start to Syracuse’s upswing this fall began in the Heinz Field visitors locker room 11 months ago. After the Orange’s season-ending loss at Pittsburgh last November — the end of a second-straight 4-8 season for SU — head coach Dino Babers did not allow any other coaches in the locker room. He spoke to only the players, then he asked the seniors to leave and addressed only players who would return this year.Babers’ message: “Everybody wasn’t on board.”“There’s the saying, ‘What you do speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say,’” Babers said Monday morning. “They were saying the right things, they weren’t doing the right things. And I think I have a team full of guys doing the right things.“And this is where we’re at.”Where Syracuse is at is a significantly more opportune position than that of last year. Through eight games, SU (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) has the same record as it did this time a year ago. But the 2017 Orange have beaten the defending national champion, stayed within striking distance against Top 25 opponents in LSU, North Carolina State and Miami on the road, and has not lost by more than 11 points all year despite facing one of the most difficult schedules in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday afternoon at Florida State, Syracuse will have a chance to snap a nine-game losing streak against FSU and beat the plunging Seminoles (2-5, 2-4) for the first time since the teams’ first meeting in 1966. This Syracuse upswing, Babers said, is rooted in the Heinz Field locker room last November.“When we lost that Pittsburgh game, and the way we lost it, that was a very emotional time for the team and I,” Babers said. “… I think that’s where we planted the seed, put some fertilizer down and then coming break in spring ball, and the things we did in the summer, we needed to water it and put a lot of sun on it.”Two weeks ago, Syracuse thrust into the national spotlight with the Clemson victory, one of the biggest in program history. At then-No. 8 Miami, one of only five remaining undefeated teams in FBS, Syracuse pulled to within one point in the fourth quarter.Babers said it all traces back to the Pitt game last year. Shortly after that game, Babers looked at the podium in front of him and paused before his postgame press conference.“I gotta stand here after all that?” he said jokingly.By “all that,” Babers meant a near four-hour affair that included 165 plays, 1,312 yards, nine punts, 19 kickoffs, 20 touchdowns, 58 first downs and Syracuse’s defensive collapse. The Orange broke the program record for points allowed, 76, a mark that stood for 125 years.The defensive miscues were a microcosm of the season. In 2016, SU finished 122nd out of 128 FBS teams in total defense and lost its final four games of the season.“It’s going to get better,” Babers said after the game.“The thing you have to remember is that this year the players were thinking and next year they won’t be,” Babers added.Now, here is Syracuse, two wins away from guaranteed bowl eligibility and only 2.5-point underdogs on the road at Florida State, the No. 3 team in the Preseason Top 25.Other notes from Babers’ weekly press conference:Babers said sophomore defensive lineman Kendall Coleman probably could have played at Miami on Oct. 21 at about 65 percent. “I think we’re going to get Coleman back,” for the FSU game, Babers said.As for fellow defensive lineman Josh Black: “We’ll have to see about Joshua.”Graduate transfer safety Jordan Martin has played the last two games with a cast, contributing mostly to special teams. “I don’t think Jordan’s going to be able to be with us. I think he’s going to be pretty much done.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 30, 2017 at 2:35 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Jim Boeheim’s salary could force Syracuse University to pay thousands of dollars in additional taxes each year

first_imgUPDATED: Jan. 23, 2018 at 12:01 p.m.Jim Boeheim’s salary could force Syracuse University to pay thousands of dollars in additional taxes every year under a provision of the Republican Party’s controversial tax overhaul plan.“I don’t have much of a feeling on that,” Boeheim said on Monday during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches teleconference. “I don’t understand exactly what this is all about, really. It’s beyond me.”A nonprofit’s five highest paid employees will generally subject their employer to a new 21 percent excise tax of some of their pay if they make more than $1 million a year in taxable compensation as part of the provision. Boeheim, the university’s head basketball coach, was paid $1,957,449 in reportable income by SU in Fiscal Year 2014. He also earned $2,151,736 in FY 2015. It’s unlikely Boeheim’s annual salary has dipped below $1 million since then.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlmost every coach in the ACC league in recent years has been paid more than $1 million as a salary, 990 forms and school announcements show. An SU spokeswoman in a statement said the university’s aware of the tax provision but, “we are not able to discuss specifics of personnel matters.” The excise tax wouldn’t take a chunk out of Boeheim’s salary, though. Consider his reported compensation for FY 2014 as an example. According to the university’s 990 form, SU paid the basketball coach $1,957,449. Of that salary, the excise tax could apply to the amount Boeheim made over $1 million. The GOP’s new excise, if theoretically applied to FY 2014, could hit SU with 21 percent of $957,449, which would be an additional $201,064 in taxes.In FY 2014, Boeheim was also paid $86,221 in an estimated amount of, “other compensation from the organization and related organizations,” according to the 990 form. It remains unclear if that $86,221 would factor into the total amount SU could be taxed 21 percent for, of Boeheim’s salary, if considering FY 2014 as an example. The 990 does not detail if any of that $86,221 was taxable income. So, in theory, the university could be forced to pay more than $201,064 in additional taxes. Nonprofits, including major universities, have to foot the bill under this provision. Not individual employees. Take Duke University as another example.Mike Krzyzewski, one of the highest paid collegiate coaches in history, was paid $4,015,468 in reportable compensation by Duke in FY 2014, according to the university’s 990 form.Krzyzewski could force Duke to pay about $843,248 yearly in additional taxes, under the provision, if theoretically using reportable compensation in FY 2014, as an example. But, like Boeheim, it’s unclear if more than $1.5 million in Krzyzewski’s estimated “compensation from the organization and related organizations” in FY 2014 could also affect that figure. Brian Pinheiro, chair of Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr, LLP’s business and finance department, said the new excise tax applies to nonprofits in a way similar to that of other taxes applied to publicly traded companies, such as IBM.“The problem with that proposition is that the rest of the tax bill also gives a pretty significant tax cut to publicly traded companies,” Pinheiro said.Pinheiro represents for-profit, tax-exempt church and government employers on matters relating to executive compensation.As part of the Republican Party’s $1.5 trillion tax plan, the country’s federal corporate tax rate was lowered from 35 percent to 21 percent at the start of the year.“It may just purely have been, ‘we need to raise money somewhere, and here’s a good place to do it,’” Pinheiro said of the nonprofit compensation tax.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the theoretical effect of the GOP’s new excise on Fiscal Year 2014 was misstated. The excise could have hit SU with 21 percent of $957,449 of Jim Boeheim’s salary, or an additional $201,064 in taxes. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Published on January 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamOgozalek Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Steph wins England’s Grand Medal Final

first_img13 Aug 2015 Steph wins England’s Grand Medal Final Kent’s Steph Marshall played six below her handicap at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire to become England’s champion woman medal player.The five-handicapper scored net 67 to win the women’s Grand Medal Final, finishing two shots clear of the youngest competitor, 12-year-old Hannah Golding from Staffordshire. Third place went to Yorkshire’s Karen Jobling, a four-handicapper who returned net 70.The Final was played as part of England Golf’s first Golf Week, which celebrates the grassroots game with a five-day festival of team and handicap events. Scoring was good on a day when the forecast heavy rain stayed away for much of the competition, before catching the later starters.“I am over the moon,” said Steph (image © Leaderboard Photography) from Birchwood Park. She played the Red course in 72, one-under par gross, having never seen it before. “I didn’t have a practice round so I got myself a course book and took it one step at a time.”It proved a very successful approach as she notched up four birdies, two of them in the last three holes. “I felt I positioned the ball well with my driving and I put it close on the greens, although I had to hole a couple of downhill left-to-right putts. But they all went in, everything was going well.”Steph, 20, has been playing golf for seven years after first seeing the sport on television. She’s been on good form this season since making a small swing adjustment, after receiving a chance tip. “I’ve been hitting the ball straight ever since,” she said.Her target is to keep reducing her handicap so that she can play on the LET Access Series.Meanwhile Hannah Golding has already passed her first target for this season. She set herself the goal of reducing her handicap from 21 to 15 and had achieved that by the time she teed up in the final. Now, after returning net 69 today, another cut is on the way.“It was really fun, I like playing different courses,” she said, after completing her round. “I just tried to keep my focus and tried to make pars.” She succeeded, making nine pars in her round.There was more good scoring from Yorkshire’s Karen Jobling, who was round in one-over gross 74 for net 70. “I’m ecstatic,” she said. “I think everyone was expecting to wake up to rain and when we didn’t we felt very lucky and that was relaxing.“I didn’t start very well, my drive clipped a tree, but I managed to make a par and decided that was the sign to get on with it! I managed to stay out of the bunkers and hit some good shots.”Karen is the Richmond ladies’ club champion and this season has reached the final of the Yorkshire vets and of the second flight of the Northern vets. She also got through to the matchplay at the English senior women’s championship.The Grand Medal Final was contested by the cream of England’s club medal players. Each finalist had returned the four best medal scores at her club during 2014 and had won through a regional final to take her place at Frilford.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

Former world champ Ana Julaton retires from combat sports

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Ana Julaton in the One Championship. Contributed PhotoFormer boxing world champion Ana Julaton has decided to step away from the sweet science and mixed martial arts after a professional career that spanned more than 10 years.Julaton announced her retirement Thursday through a lengthy message her Instagram account, saying that it was time for her to leave the world of combat sports while thanking those who helped her along the way.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters NU ends Sacred Heart’s Cinderella run, faces La Salle Greenhills in NBTC finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next She extended her gratitude to long time promoter Allan Tremblay, Bellator President Scott Coker and promoter Lou DiBella as well as Heather Hardy, her last opponent in Bellator.“As a competitor inside the ring and cage, I’m confident in leaving combat sports fully knowing there are so many wonderful, passionate and hardworking women continuing to carry the torch as a guiding light for the bright future of our arena,” wrote Julaton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “For all who have been positive and continue to create a stage for all my sisters in the arts, all the organizations I have fought for thank you.”Julaton became the WBO World Female super bantamweight champion in June 2010 before she lost to Yesica Patricia Marcos in March of 2012.Although she signed with MMA promotion ONE Championship in 2014, she was still a professional boxer until her last fight in the ring in March 2017 that ended in a draw against Maria Jose Nuñez.Julaton finished her boxing career 14-4-3, while her MMA stint was a lackluster one, ending at 2-4 including three straight losses in her final bouts.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Marinero-TIP fends off Batangas-EAC

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino-TIP scored an 80-74 come-from-behind win over Batangas-EAC in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Engineers improved to a 5-3 card while the Generals dropped to 3-5.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Free agency turning into bargain hunting for NBA clubs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Batangas held a 17-point cushion heading into the payoff period before Marinerong Pilipino outscored the Generals in the fourth quarter, 32-9, to snatch the win.“We were not getting our bearing at first because the starters were not able to set the tone but the I told them the during the half time that they will not be in this team if they are not winners and winners find ways to win, to turn things around and that’s what they did,” Engineers head coach Koy Banal said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Marinerong Pilipino had 15 second-chance points compared to Batangas’ four.Trevis Jackson led the Engineers with 20 points, five rebounds, and four steals while Irven Palencia added 10 markers. View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Clark Bautista had 15 points for the Generals. Ma. Angelica D. GarciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Holder flies to Costa Rica to discuss support for agriculture

first_imgAgriculture Minister Noel HolderEnhanced agricultural cooperation is in the making between the Governments of Guyana and Costa Rica.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder on Monday departed for Costa Rica on official Government business to discuss agricultural priorities of the two countries.According to the statement issued by the Agriculture Ministry, some areas up for discussion are the systematic, participatory, and organised approach to dealing with agriculture in the Region; support for the development of medium- and long-term objectives, enabling each country to achieve its development goals and to look at the international vision for dealing with global phenomena related to agriculture and rural life.There will also be discussions on the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Country Strategy 2014-2018.The objective of the visit is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural sector, strengthen agriculture’s contribution to the development of territories and the well-being of the rural population, and improve agricultural capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change.Holder is accompanied by Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Nigel Cumberbatch and General Manager of the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC), Ida Sealey-Adams.last_img read more

US Visitor visas plunge from over 25000 to 4923 in 2018

first_imgEven as authorities maintain that there is nothing to worry about regarding United States visa policies, a significant decline in the number of visitors’ visas issued by the US Embassy in Guyana was recorded last year.According to a visa summary provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, a total of 4923 visitors visa were approved by the US Embassy here during the 2018 Fiscal Year, which runs from October 2017 to September 2018.This is a whopping 20,000 plus decline compared to the 25,338 visas granted in 2017. It was also significantly less than the 51,202 visas in 2016; 30,121 in 2015; and 17,284 visas in 2014.The last time these figures were below 5000 was in 2010 when only 4242 non-immigrant visas were granted.While these visas were granted from the Embassy’s Kingston head office in Guyana, another 306 Guyanese got their visitors’ visas outside of Guyana. The category ‘Non-immigrant Visa issued by Nationality’ shows that 5229 Guyanese were granted visas, while the refusal rate for ‘Visa’ (non-immigrant) by Nationality for Guyana stood at 70.62 per cent.Meanwhile, with regards to permanent residency, a total of 7506 immigrant visas were granted by the US to Guyanese in 2018.These figures over the years, however, have been declining. A total of 6403 immigrant visas were processed in 2014; 6154 in 2015; and 5600 in 2016.According the US Bureau of Consular Affairs, Guyana is among the top 10 countries with the highest F1 waiting list under the ‘Family First’ preference category, with a total of 4078. This represents 1.6 per cent of the waiting list, which totals 261,704.Prior to last year, Guyana consistently recorded high numbers of non-immigrant visas issued by the US Embassy here.Former US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, had attributed this to the improving economic situation here.“The improving economic situation over the last few years has led to our refusal rate coming down significantly, from a high of well over 50 per cent five years ago, to one much lower today and luckily for us only a small per cent of Guyanese, who go to the US actually abuse their visas and stay illegally,” the former US diplomat had stated.Holloway had also sought to alley fears of a change of his country’s policy to Guyana under a trump Administration.“The fears that we were disengaging or even forgetting about Guyana were quite simply misplaced fears. Bilateral relations could not be better…a lot is going on and there is more to come,” the former US envoy had indicated.Nevertheless, there has been a crackdown on illegal immigrants in the US in recent months and Guyana was listed as one of the countries which could lose visa access if the Government refuses to accept deportees.Meanwhile, it has been reportedly that Guyana is working to strengthen its immigration policy with regards to deported citizens.On the other hand, the US Embassy’s Consular Section and the Regional Security Office has been working with local law enforcement to obtain the first successful prosecution for visa fraud in Guyana, which resulted in an Internet Café vendor being imprisoned.last_img read more

New HIV infections in Caribbean rise by 9%

first_imgThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is now warning that after a major reduction of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome worldwide (HIV/AIDS), the HIV infection in adults is on the rise.According to a UNAIDS report, “after years of steady decline, the Caribbean saw a nine per cent rise in annual new HIV infections among adults between 2010 and 2015”.UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibeThis is as a result of the medical drug for the disease not working as effectively as in the past.The report reveals that in some regions globally, the infection is currently on the rise.According to the report, since its introduction in 1997, there was a significant reduction – 40 per cent, in the disease. Most recently, however, analysis from the UNAIDS shows that the HIV infection in adults remains stagnant, failing to decline for at least five years now.The report says that HIV prevention urgently needs to be scaled up among the adult age group.The prevention gap report outlines that an estimated 1.9 million adults have become infected with HIV every year for the past five years and new HIV infections among adults are increasing in some regions.While the numbers of new HIV infections are rising, the report reveals that donor funding to fight the infection has declined to its lowest level since 2010.According to the report, international donor contributions dropped from a peak of US$9.7 billion in 2013 to US$8.1 billion in 2015. “Low- and middle-income countries are stepping up to fill the gap, with domestic resources accounting for 57 per cent of the US$19.2 billion total funding in 2015.”The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, said the organisation was consequently sounding the alarm. “The power of prevention is not being realised. If there is resurgence in new HIV infections now, the epidemic will become impossible to control. The world needs to take urgent and immediate action to close the prevention gap,” he noted.The report also revealed what was needed to step up prevention efforts.UNAIDS is urging countries to take a more comprehensive approach to battle the disease.According to Sidibe, science, innovation and research have provided new and effective HIV prevention options. “Investing in innovation is the only way to secure the next big breakthrough – a cure or a vaccine.”The report highlights that the major hopes for antiretroviral therapy to have an impact on preventing new HIV infections are starting to be realised, although the full benefits may not be seen for some years.The data in the report, collected from more than 160 countries, illustrated that enormous gains can be achieved when concerted efforts are made. It outlines that by 2015 some 17 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy, double the number in 2010 and 22 times the number in 2000. UNAIDS will be calling on implementers, innovators, communities, scientists, donors and others at the 2016 International AIDS Conference, July 18-22, in Durban, South Africa, to close the prevention gap.last_img read more

Businessman slapped with causing death charge

first_img– placed on M bailA businessman on Wednesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate JudyMohammed RahmandLatchman, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.Mohammed Rahmand, from the West Bank of Demerara (WBD), pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.It is alleged that on July 28, at Houston Public Road, Georgetown, the 31-year-old man drove a motor vehicle bearing registration plates PSS 4430 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Lisa Khan.The prosecution’s case contended that on the day in question, the defendant was attempting to overtake another vehicle when he struck Khan in the process.Following the accident, a breathalyser test was conducted and it was found that the defendant was over the legal alcohol limit.As such, he was arrested and charged with the offence. In court on Wednesday, the family of the deceased told the court that they do not wish to pursue the matter, as the defendant has been assisting them with burial expenses.However, this did not have any impact on the court’s decision to have the matter go to trial. After a successful bail application, the businessman was placed on $1 million bail.The case will continue on August 17.last_img read more

Flyers force fifth and final Savage Cup game

first_imgHowever, with the Flyers aware of just how important the next goal would be, the home team buckled down and upped their offensive pressure, which paid off in the dying minutes of the second.  With 2:14 left in the second, a battle in front of Mulholland between Lalonde and May resulted in an accidental high stick to the face of May, resulting in the Powell River defenseman to drop to the ice with blood leaking from his face. As the Regals defenseman lay on the ice, no whistle sounded but play seemed to slow down, something Flyers forward Tyler Brough recognized, and smartly threw the puck on net, beating Mulholland for the game tying goal.Following a brief conversation between the officials, the face-off was set for centre ice, as the scoreboard read 2-2 concluding the second.The tie game didn’t last long in the third, as the Flyers exploded offensively in the final frame, scoring four goals in a span of 8:39. Ryan Carter got the ball rolling, followed by goals from Gary Gladue, Tyler Brough’s second of the game, and capped off by Rod Stevens, for a 6-2 Flyers lead.Advertisement It was a bit of a different looking Flyers squad for game four, as Girard Dicaire was absent on the blue line due to injury, allowing affiliate player and Fort St. John Huskies defenseman Taylor Greatrex an opportunity to play in his first Savage Cup game, while also showcasing the skills of Clayton Pool in net.It didn’t take Greatrex much time to contribute to the Flyers success, firing a quick wrist shot on net 12:13 into the first, beating a screened Justin Mulholland to provide the Flyers a 1-0 lead.Following the game, head coach Darrel Leahy gave praise to the young defenseman playing in his first Savage Cup game.- Advertisement -“He (Greatrex) had a great game, he played well, skated well, didn’t hurt us, no one got around him, he didn’t cough up the puck and made great plays coming out of our end. Couldn’t have asked for anything more of him.”The one goal lead lasted until 1:39 into the second period, when Regals forward John Coyle scored for Powell River, tying the important game at 1-1.Coyle wasn’t finished there, as the speedy forward scored his second straight game at 17:07 of the second, providing the Regals a 2-1 lead, and silencing the crowd of the North Peace Arena.Advertisement Despite two more goals from the Regals, an empty net by Rick Cleaver sealed the game for the Flyers, 7-4, who with the win, avoided losing the 100th Savage Cup to Powell River for the second straight year, forcing a decisive, winner-take-all game five, which will be played Monday at the North Peace Arena.A big factor in the Flyers game four win was discipline, specifically not taking useless penalties that have proven costly in past games. Coach Leahy said it was something the team discussed entering Sunday’s elimination game.“For whatever reason, we did take less penalties, and there were no stupid penalties. We had four of them last night (Saturday) that were very stupid. So it was a big difference, we talked about it, focused on it and it worked.”After four intense, entertaining and emotional games, the 100th Savage Cup will be determined by one game, which will be played Monday evening at the North Peace Arena. The winner of tomorrow’s game will be crowned Savage Cup champions, and will have the privilege of representing BC at the upcoming Allan Cup.    Monday’s decisive game five begins at 8 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Berbice butcher shot to foot by masked gunmen

first_imgA Berbice butcher is now nursing a gunshot wound to his left foot after being ambushed by three masked gunmen at his home early Saturday morning.Injured is Deochan Bookay of Lot 9 Lancaster Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Reports are that at approximately 04:00h on Saturday morning, Bookay was in his yard and in the process of slaughtering sheep to sell when he noticed a group of men approaching him.This newspaper was told that three males were dressed in dark clothing and had cloths tied around their faces. They were also brandishing guns which were all pointed in Bookay’s direction.Guyana Times understands that a confrontation occurred between the butcher and the suspects, during which the gunmen fired shots in Bookay’s direction. Bookay was hit in his left foot and he fell to the ground. Because of the loud commotion, alerted neighbours rushed out as the gun-toting trio quickly made good their escape on foot.Bookay was subsequently rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital, where he was admitted for medical attention.According to a Police source, it is believed that the armed trio did not visit Bookay’s residence to execute a robbery.“It seems as if there is some bad business deal or something of that nature because they did not demand anything from him or attempt to rob him or his house at any point. It could be that he knew them or at least why they came up to him. They did not kill him and apparently only fired shots after he and them had some kind of confrontation,” the source said.Meanwhile, investigations into the shooting incident are ongoing while Police are on the hunt for the three perpetrators.Just two months ago, a cattle farmer was admitted at the New Amsterdam Hospital after being shot twice at his Manchester, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Glenroy Collins, 27, was shot during a dispute over his cattle rearing in the suspect’s rice field, destroying thousands of dollars of rice. At the time of the incident, the suspect had been arrested by Police, who had been hunting for him; however, they had been unable to locate the weapon.Earlier this year, several cattle were poisoned as rice farmers retaliated to the destruction of their crop by animals.last_img read more

I had to sell Torres, insists Chelsea boss Mourinho

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he had to sell Fernando Torres as the striker needed a change of scenery.The Spaniard was loaned to AC Milan during the summer transfer window, ending what had been a difficult spell at Stamford Bridge.Torres will spend two seasons with the Italian outfit, which will see out the remainder of his current contract with the Blues, having failed to live up to his then-British record £50million move from Liverpool in 2011.Mourinho admitted he has the upmost respect for Torres and hopes he thrives with his new club.“About Fernando I have to say, with the respect that I bring to all my former players, that as a professional and as a person there is no discussion,” said Mourinho.“He’s an outstanding guy and professional. We will manage without him, myself and the team, but he needed the change.“Now he will go to Milan and his passion for football will motivate him.” 1 Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres last_img read more

Klopp’s methods making me ‘an even better player’ – Liverpool star Coutinho

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho insists Liverpool are moving in the right direction thanks to Jurgen Klopp’s ‘heavy metal football’, but also admits he has a soft spot for former boss Brendan Rodgers.The Brazil international hit a purple patch in late October/November with four goals in three matches, including one in the 4-1 thrashing of Sunday’s Capital One Cup final opponents Manchester City.He is on track to beat the eight goals he got last season, which was his best-scoring campaign at Anfield, and Coutinho believes he has already progressed under Klopp.“It feels like we are moving in the right direction under him and we believe we can fight for the big prizes and enjoy some special moments with the fans,” Coutinho told World Soccer magazine.“In training, we are working hard and enjoying his methods, which are helping to make us better players.“Klopp has put his ideas forward and they are helping to make me an even better player.“I have been lucky to work under some fine managers already in my career and they have each added an element to my game.“The likes of [Rafael] Benitez, [Mauricio] Pochettino and Dunga are great coaches but I will always have a special gratitude to Brendan.“He believed in me and brought me here. He gave me the opportunity to play for such a great club.” 1 Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho last_img read more

ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC TO HOST PRESENTATION FUNCTION THIS WEEKEND

first_imgRosses ACRosses AC Juvenile presentation function will take place in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dore on Sunday 7th December at 5pm. All parents are asked to bring their children along. For more info from Ita or Bríd.The Adult presentation night will take place on Friday 12th December in An Chuirt starting at 8pm. All adults involved in the club are encouraged to come along. It will be nice to catch up after a hectic year and there will be food and beverages available.  Donegal Sportshall Athletics trials in the Aura, Letterkenny on Sunday 14th Dec from 1pm to 4pm. Age groups are U-13: Born Sept-Dec 2001, 2002 and Jan-Aug 2003. U-15: Born Sept-Dec 1999, 2000 and Jan-Aug 2001. Sportshall Athletics continues on Mondays in Gweedore from 6-7pm and in the gym RCS, Dungloe at 6.45 – 7:45pm for children born 2007 and older. For Health and Safety reasons we cannot accommodate children born 2008 or younger. Fee €2. Naomh Muire GAA Club will host Sean McGrory Project Manager of Jigsaw Donegal for a one hour talk this Friday December 5th at 7pm in the Banks. The talk is for Adults, Parents, Coaches, Committees, Teachers and all those who wish to improve their understanding of the key issues impacting on mental health and well-being of young people. The talk aims to help us understand the value of listening as a way of supporting young people. This is open to everyone in the. Tea afterwards with information available. Please share on your page  Good luck to Ciaran McGonagle who will represent the club on the Donegal team in the All Ireland Novice Championships in Santry Dublin this Sunday December 7th. A new Fit4life session started in early November in the gym RCS, Dungloe with coach Sinead Diver.Fit4life is a programme for all whether you are a complete beginner or a regular jogging/runner. The programme will help you to achieve improved levels of fitness and wellness within the club structure in a fun, sociable environment. Training sessions allow runners/walkers to train at an appropriate level. There is progression from Walking to Jogging to Running. No previous experience is needed. Fit4life group meet at Carrickfinn track on Saturday mornings at 10 am with coach Sinead Diver. New members welcome. Training sessions are happening on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the Industrial Estate. Please feel free to come along and join the adult group who do a long run in the forestry every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore. Some upcoming events are: Dec 7th – All Ireland Even Ages and Novice C.C. Championships, Santry Dublin. Dec 4th – 5k in Letterkenny at 9:30pm. Dec 14th – Turkey Trot Letterkenny. Dec 16th – Goal Mile, Letterkenny. Dec 26th – Darren Mills Memorial 5k – Viking House.ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC TO HOST PRESENTATION FUNCTION THIS WEEKEND was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

How the Warriors’ bench has bolstered its 3-point shooting

first_imgThe Warriors’ bench combined for 36 points. They went a combined 7-of-14 from 3-point range. … * * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND – Sorry, Steve Kerr couldn’t resist.The Warriors’ coach was in a good mood for obvious reasons following the Warriors’ 110-93 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday at Oracle Arena. Kerr was also in a joking mood after scanning the box score.last_img read more

Bruce Bochy reaches final milestone, joins 2,000-win club as Giants clinch series

first_imgBOSTON — Bruce Bochy admitted he hadn’t given much thought to joining one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs.On the brink of earning his 2,000th career victory as a major league manager, Bochy sat in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park before Wednesday’s game and downplayed what reaching the milestone would mean to him.“I’ll be honest, that’s not a number I’ve ever thought about,” Bochy said. “I know it’s a possibility it could happen this year.”When Bochy’s San Francisco Giants put the …last_img read more

Sparrows Do the Long Haul Without Sleep

first_imgDuring their 2600-mile migrations from Southern California to Alaska, white-crowned sparrows fly day and night without sleep for days on end.  Apparently they don’t have to fly on automatic pilot.  Science Now tells about a University of Wisconsin psychiatrist who watched captive sparrows during their migratory period.  The birds seemed alert and in no way impaired by the lack of sleep.  See also the summary on EurekAlert.Some of us, like truck drivers and students, might get more done if we had bird brains.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Borg/McEnroe review – needle-free account of celebrated on-court duel never breaks a sweat

first_imgThis tennis film feels like a two-hour baseline rally, and it’s not just the rackets that are made of wood. It is all about the allegedly fascinating psychological face-off between supercool Swede Björn Borg and the superbrat challenger from New York, John McEnroe – played respectively by Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf. It culminates in their first, titanic Wimbledon confrontation in the 1980 final. That really was an unbearably tense contest, but at the end of this film my nails remained salon-fresh. The awful truth was that for all their rivalry and wildly different styles, there wasn’t any needle between these two men personally, no tension, nothing outside the tennis court for us to get excited about.Really, almost any other pairing of characters from this film would have been more interesting: there is McEnroe/Peter Fleming, his compatriot player and supposed friend on whom John might have played nasty gamesmanship tricks in the changing room. There’s McEnroe/McEnroe Sr, the demanding dad and professional lawyer who drove him hard. And there’s Borg/Lennart Bergelin, the coach and mentor played by Stellan Skårsgard with a perpetual look of priestly sorrow. Duels or sporting contests or grudge matches of any sort can make successful cinema: there was Rush, about racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, and of course Frost/Nixon about the famous interview. Audiences have yet to see the forthcoming Battle of the Sexes, with Emma Stone and Steve Carell as tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, fighting to see whether men’s or women’s tennis is better. However that comes out, it’s a tennis film which has the advantage of being about something other than tennis. As far as this goes, Borg and McEnroe have all the bromance chemistry of Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst in the notorious romcom Wimbledon. It feels like someone’s been over-diluting the Robinson’s Barley Water.•Borg/McEnroe was screened at the Toronto film festival and is released 22 September in the UK. reviews Festivals Share on WhatsApp John McEnroe Share on Pinterest Well, LaBeouf is good casting – really, the only possible casting – and he channels McEnroe’s simmering resentment and winner-rage plausibly enough. (I wonder if there were any real-estate moguls in New York around that time for him to model himself on?) As for Borg, Gudnason is certainly an eerie lookalike. But his performance seems set on showing us that underneath that bland, slightly dull exterior there was a … well, let’s just say he seems the complete master of his personality. Borg suppressed his temper to become a great tennis player; but then McEnroe did the opposite and he’s a great player too. So what’s the life lesson here? What’s the point? They’re both great players, great guys, and there’s a kind of self-cancelling evenness at work. The sweatband remains dry. Toronto film festival 2017 Support The Guardian Shia LaBeouf Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Twitter Facebook Game, set and movie: what makes a winning tennis film? Share on Twitter Pinterest Topics The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Wimbledon Share on LinkedIn Toronto film festival Read more Share via Email Bergelin was Borg’s tough trainer from when he was a teenager, the man who beat out of the young Swede precisely that kind of immature tantrum for which McEnroe later became notorious: telling him to focus his energies on the game. Borg’s real-life son Leo plays the young star between nine and 12 years old. There is one startling scene where the later-teen Borg, after a stern rebuke, storms off into some remote Swedish woodland for a dark-twilight-of the-tennis-soul, raging at the game and at himself, smashing away at the splintering bark with his racket. This scene may have been inspired by Andy Samberg in the comedy Hot Rod, doing his famous cathartic dance in the forest.Actually, the film does show the adult Borg getting cross with Bergelin, even firing him. But it’s so banal, you wonder if anything has happened at all. “You’re acting like a baby, treating the people who care for you like dirt!” shouts Lennart. Is he? I must have missed that. All I could see was him being bland. You find yourself waiting for something to happen that isn’t a tennis match, and the tennis itself conforms to the rule that tennis on film isn’t exciting. Something about the grammar and structure of movie editing cancels the rhythm and cumulative drama of tennis itself. Tennislast_img read more

TUI Cruises Takes Delivery of New Mein Schiff 1

first_imgThe new flagship of German TUI Cruises, the New Mein Schiff 1, was delivered today from Meyer Turku shipyard.The 315 m cruise ship is based on a new design, which is an evolution of the Mein Schiff series.“The impressive new 50 m wide steel and glass window structure that makes up the new Diamond at the aft of the ship just above the propellers is a good example how we combine architectural design with our engineering skills supported by sophisticated computer models. Innovations, strengthening our Turku team and our 200million Euro investments in Finland well in advance are our way to compete with our mostly government owned and supported competitors,” CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer comments.The design of the New Mein Schiff 1 allows for a 10 percent energy efficiency improvement compared to last year’s Mein Schiff 6. The cruise ship is equipped with catalytic converters for the main and auxiliary engines, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions.“We will proceed with this expansion over the next year with the new Mein Schiff 2. In 2023, the Mein Schiff 7, another ship in this class, will continue the trend,” said CEO of TUI Cruises Wybcke Meier.At the shipyard, New Mein Schiff 2 is already under construction and TUI Cruises recently ordered a third sister ship to New Mein Schiff 1 & 2 for delivery from Turku in 2023, which will be called Mein Schiff 7.New Mein Schiff 1 will sail from Turku to Hamburg where it will be christened on May 11.last_img read more

Thunder Bay inquest jury finds four First Nations students deaths undetermined three

first_imgWillow Fiddler APTN National NewsA coroner’s jury examining the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay has come back with more than 100 recommendations.The students were all from remote communities and only in the city to go to school.After many delays, the inquiry got underway in Oct. 2015.The jury heard from dozens of witnesses who talked about everything from police indifference to the deaths, to racism in Thunder Bay.More on the Thunder Bay inquest.last_img

From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

LAS VEGAS — Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won’t let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough water to fill the coffee maker. Wherever one looked at the annual Design and Construction Week, there was a new way to make our lives more efficient.“We can make appliances work harder for you,” said Cara Acker, a senior brand manager for Bosch Home Appliances.So while homeowners list security cameras, video doorbells and programmable thermostats as the technology they’re most interested in, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders, the future is offering that and much, much more.More than 2,000 exhibitors participated in the annual trade show, which brings the NAHB and the National Kitchen and Bath Association together. Some highlights:___DRESS REFRESHTwo companies, LG and Samsung, demonstrated self-contained clothing lockers that use a combination of air and steam to remove dust and odours from clothes and other items, like stuffed animals and pillows.Samsung Electronics says a 25-minute cycle in its AirDresser removes 99 per cent of the germs and bacteria in clothes ranging from cotton to cashmere.LG Electronics, meanwhile, says its LG Styler with SmartThinQ eliminates so many allergens during a 20-minute cycle that it’s certified by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.Both units can hold three items and a pair of pants, and both are Wi-Fi-enabled to send alerts when the cycle is finished. The Styler can also recognize simple voice commands through Google Assistant.One difference between the two is that the AirDresser has hangers that send jets of air over and through the garments, while the Styler vibrates the hangers back and forth about 220 times per minute.“It extends the life of clothing in between trips to cleaners, saving users money and keeping them looking their best,” said LG Styler spokeswoman Taryn Brucia. Price tag: about $2,000.The Styler is already on the market, with a new black mirror finish available later this year. The AirDresser launch date isn’t yet set.___DRYER DISHESIt’s a bold boast, but Bosch and Thermador, which are owned by the same parent company, say their high-end dishwashers will eliminate towel and air-drying, even on plastic.To show how it works, Acker added water to a goldfish bowl containing small white pellets of the mineral zeolite. The water was quickly absorbed, and the bowl warmed noticeably. In their high-end dishwashers, the heat generated by the moist zeolite is circulated through the tub after the final drying cycle. This “CrystalDry” feature should be available in late summer on the Bosch Benchmark and 800 Series dishwashers. The price hasn’t been released, but the technology debuted last year on the Thermador Star Sapphire dishwasher with “StarDry,” which retails for $2,800.Not to be left out, the mid-priced Bosch 500 series dishwashers will be advertising a new feature called AutoAir. It pops the dishwasher door open about 5 inches at the end of the cycle to release steam. (Look for it in late summer. Price not yet released.)___COOKING CREATIVITYInduction cooking is getting an upgrade, and celebrity chef Brian Malarkey used it in a cooking demonstration at the GE display, touting the precise control it allows.“You have so much more range,” he said.For those with nascent cooking skills, GE Appliances’ new Cafe brand offers an induction surface that uses Bluetooth to sync the burner with a smart frying pan when following a recipe through its Hestan Cue app. That pairing will adjust the pan temperature and monitor the cooking time. It retails for $2,530-$4,300.For more confident cooks, Gaggenau has a full-surface, 36-inch induction cooktop that can determine the shape, size and position of up to six pots or pans. The power level follows the pan as you move it around the cooktop, and sensors ensure that pots don’t boil over. It retails for $6,750, with a five-pan, 30-inch cooktop selling for $6,200.___FLAUNT IT IF YOU’VE GOT ITWhile Houzz principal economist Nino Sitchinava told a seminar that a “hot new trend” is to hide the range hood behind cabinetry, GE Profile is taking the opposite approach with its new 27-inch “Kitchen Hub.”In addition to a four-speed ventilation system, the flat-fronted hood is a touchscreen that can take voice commands via Google Assistant. Cameras face forward and down to allow multitaskers to post food shots or video chat while they cook. The hood can also be used to access recipes, playlists, social media and Netflix, or to connect with some other GE and Haier smart products to perform tasks such as adjusting the thermostat or turning on the dryer. It is set to launch in May for $1,200-$1,400.___WATER WORKSFor those of us who can’t see straight until we’ve had our coffee, there’s now a way to measure the correct amount of water automatically.Delta’s VoiceIQ faucets lets you set up to six custom container sizes, so a voice command to “fill coffee pot” will turn the water on and off, dispensing the preset amount. It also understands requests for direct measurements, like “2 cups” or “3 quarts.” Available for the past few months on its $500 Trinsic faucet, the $150 VoiceIQ module will be sold separately starting this summer. It is designed to work on any Delta faucet with Touch2O Technology manufactured after January 2018.It also lets you track water usage.Another smart water product intended to reduce the headaches caused by leaking faucets and frozen pipes won an award at the show for best Smart Home Technology. The Flo by Moen hooks up to a home’s main water supply line. Sensors on the Wi-Fi-connected device monitor water flow, pressure and temperature, while artificial intelligence differentiates between normal and abnormal use. Homeowners are fed the information and alerts through a smartphone app. It retails for $500.___BLACK IS THE NEW GRAY“We’re kind of tired of stainless steel,” said Sitchinava, of Houzz. “There is a contender that is coming through: black stainless steel.”On the show floor, stainless and black stainless appliances were in abundance, as were shades of white and the occasional pop of cobalt blue and emerald green.And there are new options on the horizon. The Cafe brand offers glass fronts over a platinum finish this fall. And, Samsung is launching a new neutral colour this spring: Tuscan Stainless. The warm natural bronze finish was shown on a refrigerator, which still carried accents of stainless steel. A Samsung spokesman said that was to allow the refrigerator to co-ordinate with existing stainless appliances.Karen Schwartz, The Associated Press read more

Audit Your POTS Line Save Money

Leading the Way Through a Large-Scale Cloud Migration Darin Ward March 04, 2019 Fourth in a multipart series: Success begins at the top and is ingrained in the team Besides disconnecting unused POTS lines, we found other opportunities. For instance, we worked with FedEx and UPS to eliminate modem-based PCs and change the shipping systems to online. We learned that many of our postage machines could accept a USB adapter to work online and that allowed us to eliminate the phone lines. We upgraded many of our environmental monitoring devices for network connectivity. Since our VoIP solution supported fax machines, we ported fax numbers during our upgrade projects. Toll-Free Tools, Not Given So Freely Darin Ward June 06, 2019 If you don’t have access to a self-service portal, ask again… and again! From EC19 Mainstage Direct to You: Hear from Your Peers Beth Schultz March 21, 2019 In panels large and small, plus a keynote address, enterprise IT professionals share their goals, concerns, and vision for communications and collaboration in their businesses. Improving Inventory, Saving MoneyWhether you’re simply looking to cut costs or make room for newer systems, an audit on POTS lines can be beneficial for your organization, as I learned through experience. Through an internal test audit of roughly 15 to 20 plants and offices, I found the cost of our POTS lines varied greatly, and they were inaccurately displayed in our database. In general, our company used POTS lines for alarm systems, gas and water meters, postage machines, environmental monitoring, elevators, faxes, and remote access to devices. Many of these lines were missing a label in the database to describe their purpose, a common occurrence for companies that have been acquired or merged. In large companies, it’s easy to overlook POTS lines. They’re low-tech, usually standalone analog products that individually don’t cost much. However, they can cost a bundle. Check your inventory occasionally, and you may uncover an opportunity to reduce your expenses.Tags:News & ViewsPOTSTEMTelecom Expense Managementtelecom auditEnterprise InsiderBest PracticesNews & ViewsOrganization & Management Articles You Might Like 1 Year, 50 Sites: Lessons Learned in Cloud VoIP Project Darin Ward January 03, 2019 Second in a multipart series: The good, bad, and ugly… expect to see it all in a cloud migration. One thing I found was many POTS lines were abandoned, but we were still paying their bills. We didn’t have good control over our inventory of services, and fewer than 50% of these lines were even labeled in our telecom expense management (TEM) database. With a full audit of our roughly 500 sites, the company had the opportunity to improve its inventory and, most importantly, save money. Log in or register to post comments 1626_NJ18_EnterpriseInsider_774.jpg We also discovered that sometimes the business had ordered voice services without including me or our TEM in the process. This created new, standalone accounts with standard rates. Additionally, I found that we had purchased many of these POTS lines with unnecessary add-on services, like three-way calling and voicemail that cost us more money. Remember those services the business ordered? We added those services onto our carriers’ master service agreement for improved rates. Beyond Cost-SavingsAfter receiving approval on the project, I recruited stakeholders to ensure management’s support and under my supervision kicked off the project. Weekly meetings kept us focused, and we used a cloud-based workbook as a centralized repository for our field IT personnel to enter inventory notes. Following six months of audits, we were able to disconnect several thousand circuits and save almost a half-million dollars that year on monthly recurring costs. Many years ago, I turned a corner in my career. There was no title change or anything; just a change in mindset. I shifted from strictly focusing on effective architecture operations to the financial aspects, finding opportunities to save money. After spending several years doing PBX architecture, administration, and least-cost routing, I had largely ignored our plain old telephone service (POTS) lines. POTS lines are relatively reliable, analog in nature, but carriers are pricing them out of the market to free up infrastructure and make way for newer technology. See All in Enterprise Insider » Adapting Smartphone Sound Just for You Darin Ward July 03, 2019 A tip from the trenches on tuning audio quality for Samsung devices read more

New UN report shows poor people in Bangladesh face legal disadvantages

Human Security in Bangladesh: In Search of Justice and Dignity shows that in a country where more than 70 per cent of the population earns less than $2 a day, impoverished people face frequent court delays and lack access to legal aid. As such, many Bangladeshis are “priced out of the legal system.”The poor are also at a disadvantage when dealing with the police, who, according to the report, are most responsive to influential members of the community. To address the problem, the report recommends improved police monitoring and training.Another key finding reveals that despite constitutional and legislative guarantees, women in Bangladesh continue to be subject to violence, acid throwing, murder, rape and trafficking. UNDP suggests that the country tackle this problem through setting up a help line, increasing the number of women officials, and launching a systematic awareness raising campaign about gender-based violence.”Human insecurity is like a cancer,” said UNDP Representative Jorgan Lissner in Dhaka, “No single group of people or causes can be blamed for it, and it can only be tackled by all segments of society working closely together – the Government, academia, political parties, civil society, local communities and the private sector.” read more

Douglas Coupland to use 3D images of Canadians in customized artwork for

TORONTO – Canadians will be the stars of Douglas Coupland’s new art project set to be showcased at fashion retailer Simons.The renowned Vancouver-based novelist and artist has announced the launch of 3DCanada, a crowd-sourced art initiative.As a nod to Simons’ cross-country expansion, 3DCanada will capture 3D files of a sampling of Canadians from Quebec to British Columbia.Between now and 2017, Coupland will visit six cities across the country to scan Canadians at various Simons locations where participants will take home their own 3D printed busts.In-store events will take place on Saturdays during store hours, where up to 100 people will have the opportunity to meet Coupland and be scanned.Each 3D bust will be printed on site and will stand about five centimetres in height. The busts will be available for pickup the following week.The original Simons store in Quebec City will host the first scanning event on July 11, followed by Montreal Centre-ville on July 18.The next four events will take place at future Simons locations in Vancouver, Mississauga, Ont., Ottawa and Calgary.Coupland is set to unveil a sculpture composed of hundreds of 3D printed busts in 2019 at the future Simons location in Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto.“3DCanada is a cross-country portrait of Canadians 150 years into nationhood,” he said in a release.“What do we look like now and where are we going with technology? 3DCanada will present a glimpse of what a group portrait can look like in the 21st century.”Simons CEO Peter Simons has previously pointed to the retailer’s support of the arts community — which includes showcasing works by homegrown talents — as one of the company’s distinguishing characteristics.The remaining scanning events are slated to take place at Simons in Park Royal in West Vancouver this fall and Square One in Mississauga, Ont., next spring.They will be followed by events at future Simons locations at Rideau Centre in Ottawa in the fall of 2016 and the Core in Calgary in the spring of 2017. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 3, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 3, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Douglas Coupland to use 3D images of Canadians in customized artwork for Simons read more

TSX US stock markets steady ahead of Fed interest rate decision

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 13, 2017 9:34 am MDT Last Updated Mar 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX, U.S. stock markets steady ahead of Fed interest rate decision TORONTO – North American stock indexes were looking for some direction Monday ahead of a closely-awaited policy rate decision this week from the U.S. Federal Reserve.In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.14 points to 15,544.82, helped by gains in the metals and gold sectors.Among the most influential stocks showing gains was TD Bank (TSX:TD), advancing 96 cents or 1.45 per cent at $66.96. The bank’s shares had fallen $3.88 in heavy trading on Friday after CBC reported that current and former TD employees alleged they broke the law to meet sales targets in order to keep their jobs. TD has denied the allegations.Another major gainer was financial services firm DH Corp. (TSX:DH), adding $2.12 or 9.20 per cent to $25.16 per share after it received a friendly takeover offer.The Canadian dollar was trading at 74.38 cents US, up 0.10 of a U.S. cent.South of the border, markets seemed to have hit the pause button ahead of an upcoming Fed meeting, which ends on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 21.50 points to 20,881.48 and the S&P 500 index was barely changed, up 0.88 of a point to 2,373.48. The Nasdaq composite index gained 14.06 points to 5,875.78.Most investors anticipate the U.S. central bank will raise short-term interest rates at the meeting. It would only be the third increase after it had cut rates to a record low of nearly zero during the financial crisis in 2008.Although expectations are high, Canadian equities analyst Craig Fehr says there’s still a chance that the Fed might surprise the markets.“We went so many years where there was relatively no uncertainty heading into these meetings because the expectation was that the Fed was going to remain on hold,” said Fehr, who works at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“And now, we’ve started to embark on this new era of monetary policy in the states where there is going to be a bit of uncertainty meeting-to-meeting in terms of whether or not there is going to be a rate hike.”Fehr said regardless of the decision, the markets will be closely watching the language surrounding possible future hikes. The central bank has previously said it wants to raise rates as many as three times this year.Expectations of a March rate hike have been bolstered amid more evidence that the U.S. economy is improving, including Friday’s jobs report, which showed strong hiring in February.The Fed isn’t the only central bank meeting on interest rates this week. Other banks around the world are also meeting, including the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan.Meanwhile, commodities were mixed with the April crude contract down nine cents at US$48.40 per barrel and April natural gas up four cents at US$3.04 per mmBTU.April gold rose $1.70 at US$1,203.10 an ounce and May copper added three cents to US$2.63 a pound.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

Football Back from injury Tracy Sprinkle emerges as captain on defensive line

Ohio State redshirt senior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle hits a pad at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.When then-redshirt junior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle was carted off the field in the first game of the 2016 season, his career was in jeopardy.He had ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee.Defensive line coach Larry Johnson believed the worst-case scenario had taken place.“I have to be honest with you, I thought that his career was going to end,” Johnson said. “That was a serious injury. Nearly 50 percent of people come back from that injury, or less than that. So it was 50-50 that he was going to make it.”A little under a year later, Sprinkle is preparing to enter his redshirt senior year as a possible starter on the defensive line, taking reps at nose tackle and was named one of nine captains for the team.Coach Urban Meyer made sure to note that the captaincy is based not only on the talent he brings to the table, but the leadership he demonstrated even while recovering from his season-ending injury.“That’s how much he means to this team,” Meyer said. “The amount of respect he has earned over the last couple years. You know, he worked so hard. You see an injury, that’s awful. It’s just great to have him back.”For Sprinkle, it has been a long journey to reach a starting role and leadership position with the Buckeyes.The fifth-year senior began his Scarlet and Gray career struggling to find consistency on the field and had issues off the field. After redshirting his first year in 2013, he was dismissed from the team after an arrest in July 2014 on a number of charges, including possession of drugs and rioting. However, after only a month, he returned to the roster and occupied a spot on the scout team.But Sprinkle did not let the dismissal and eventual assignment to the scout team dissuade him from pursuing his career at Ohio State. He kept putting in the time, both during and after practice, to do all he could to climb up to a starting role. And finally in 2016, the hard work paid off as he was named one of the starters on the defensive line. His path from practice-squad member to starter on the line is a part of a message he preaches to all players whose path to the starting line seems just as distant.“I first came here just struggling, started off on the scout team, so some guys on the scout team and I would let them know there’s still hope that you could still play,” Sprinkle said. “Sometimes it’s hard at Ohio State being that top guy, so we just helping guys out with the things that I’ve been through, letting them know that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”Then, just 14 snaps into his first game as the starting nose tackle, Sprinkle exited the game, and didn’t set foot on the field again for the remainder of the season.Sprinkle said he felt demoralized at the time of the injury. The recovery elicited doubt in not only his belief in his ability to return, but also his overall mentality and his faith.But through all the obstacles thrown in his way, he remained strong, and said the injury helped make him stronger.“I was kind of against the odds the whole time,” Sprinkle said. “My faith was challenged if I could believe in myself and believe in a higher power, and I made sure that (I) grew throughout the process. So my faith got really stronger throughout the process.”Though the injury took Sprinkle’s physical presence off the defensive line during games, he remained there as a guiding hand to many of the younger players. He said he was always there to instruct the younger players, and to also serve as a source of inspiration for those who might question whether they would ever be able to play for the team. “Last year, I was already taking a leadership role on the defensive line,” Sprinkle said. “And when I went down, I made sure I still kept to that. I just didn’t want to get away from the guys, so I tried to do everything I can without playing still to help those guys out.”Sprinkle worked during practices to help his teammates improve on the field, but put in just as much work outside of practice to return himself to full health. He worked with his physical therapist day in and day out to get back to the field, let alone the competition for the starting spot.And considering the extent of the injury, the coaching staff said it is remarkable that he has made it all the way back.“I’ve never seen a guy work as hard in rehab to get back to where he is right now. He shouldn’t be playing, but yet he worked so hard to get here, and you’ve got to respect it,” Johnson said. “You see him walking around and you’re like, ‘Wow. A year ago he was out of it.’”Sprinkle said he is honored to be named a captain for his final season at Ohio State.“I don’t want to say I was aware of it, but I mean, you kind of just feel it around the locker room,” Sprinkle said. “I have a very good impact on the young guys, and the older guys. So, I feel like that room is just great. From all the things that I’ve been through to be considered a leader of the team now, it’s a humbling experience.” read more

NBA Teams Are Resting Players Earlier And Earlier

This NBA season has produced plenty of eye-popping box scores, but some of the most talked about stat lines recently have been the ones filled with zeroes and marked by a controversial note: Did Not Play-rest.On March 11, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr opted to keep his core players — Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala — out of his team’s marquee matchup with the San Antonio Spurs, citing a desire to protect his players’ health after Golden State’s 11,000 miles of travel over the preceding 13 days. One week later, the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tyronn Lue, held out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love from the team’s own nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Those benchings apparently did not sit well with the NBA’s commissioner, Adam Silver, who sent team owners a memo saying that the coaching practice of resting healthy players is an “extremely significant issue” for the league. And Silver’s comments didn’t sit well with James: “I don’t understand why it’s become a problem now, because I sit out a couple games?”James is right: NBA players have been getting extra days off for years. But lately teams are embracing rest more than they ever have before, perhaps because coaches are convinced that giving a player a night off here and there can help a team come playoff time. If you’re looking for someone to credit or blame for the recent popularity of this philosophy, look no further than San Antonio. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is the guru of rest. Mike BudenholzerHawks1919 NBA players who have missed the most games because of rest Gregg PopovichSpurs61113 Paul PierceCeltics, Nets, Wizards, Clippers14 PLAYERTEAMGAMES MISSED FOR REST Rajon RondoCeltics, Kings, Mavericks16 Tim DuncanSpurs38 Tyronn LueCavaliers1515 Brett Brown76ers1515 Mike BrownCavaliers, Lakers—16 Dwane CaseyRaptors1919 Rick CarlisleMavericks3241 Doc RiversCeltics, Clippers2245 Tony ParkerSpurs17 Since 2006,1In our data set, the first instance of a rest notation is from a Phoenix Suns game on April 14, 2006. there have been 609 instances of a player missing a game because he was resting, according to a query of over 50,000 injury reports from Pro Sports Transactions Archive, a database containing NBA transactions dating back to the 1940s.2For all NBA games available in the archive, we queried injury reports for descriptions that included the word “rest.” In an email, the archive’s curator, Frank Marousek, said this would return “most (if not all) of the rest games” in the archive, whose injury data is drawn from internet sources, including media reports, as well as league and team contacts. Popovich has been responsible for 113 of those 609 games missed by healthy players — more than twice as many as any other coach — and even twice as many as any other franchise. (All the data in this piece is current through March 16 of this year.) And his influence has bled into the rest of the league, with many of his former coaching assistants (Mike Budenholzer, Mike Brown, Brett Brown) and former players (Steve Kerr) becoming some of the most enthusiastic adopters of the DNP-rest once they became head coaches for other teams.Popovich was also the first coach to unexpectedly rest four key players in the thick of the regular season for a nationally televised game — a strategy for which the Spurs were fined $250,000 by the league in 2012. His decision to send home Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and Tony Parker before a November game against the Heat was the prototype for the prime-time no-shows that have echoed through the league in recent weeks.Popovich has defended his approach to player rest. “It’s a trade-off,” he said earlier this month. “You want to see this guy in this one game? Or do you want to see him for three more years in his career? And do you want to see him in the playoffs because he didn’t get hurt because maybe he got rest?”It’s unclear if regular-season rest really can prevent playoff injuries, but that hasn’t stopped Popovich from trying. In the 2013-14 season, Pop strategically managed the workload of his 30-something star trio, choosing to rest Duncan, Ginobili and Parker 10 times combined over the course of the season. Duncan, in particular, was given ample opportunities to relax. The Ageless One skipped a game each month in November, December, March and April and had two games off in February. Later that year, the Spurs beat the Heat to win the championship in part because James suffered through painful cramps during his fourth consecutive playoff run to the finals after a 2,900-minute regular season. Duncan, Ginobili and Parker, meanwhile, poured it on during the series, playing an extra 3.9, 5.9, and 5.8 minutes per game, respectively, than they did during the regular season. It’s impossible to say what role the extra rest played — but it couldn’t have hurt.Like his rivals, James has been taking the occasional day off for years, but until recently, 90 percent of his rest days came in April, during the final two weeks of the season — including three games in the last week of the 2011-12 Heat campaign. But during the past two seasons, the Cavaliers have taken a page out of Popovich’s book and embraced a near Duncan-esque rest program for LeBron. During Cleveland’s championship run last season, James skipped at least one game in each of December, February, March and April. This season, he’s missed games in November, December and March, with more rest likely leading up to the playoffs.As a result, James finds himself rocketing up the all-time “DNP-rest” list for NBA players. Predictably, the Spurs’ Big Three hold prominent positions on the list. But with Duncan (No. 1) and his longtime foe Kevin Garnett (No. 3) resting comfortably in retirement, James is in position to eventually overtake the top spot.3Teams’ injury descriptions are taken at face value. In the case of Joel Embiid, for instance, another team might have chosen a different description for his injury, but the Sixers listed it as “rest.” Dwyane WadeHeat, Bulls12 Joel Embiid76ers11 George KarlNuggets, Kings1826 Kevin GarnettCeltics, Nets, Timberwolves23 Steve KerrWarriors1919 LeBron JamesCavaliers, Heat19 Source: Pro Sports Transactions Archive Manu GinobiliSpurs26 LeBron’s recent increase in games missed for rest is emblematic of broader league-wide trends. Each season, the number of games missed to rest is increasing, and the timing of the missed games is shifting earlier and earlier into the season. Coaches who have rested players the most Source: Pro Sports Transactions Archive Mike WoodsonHawks, Knicks—16 Dirk NowitzkiMavericks12 BENCHINGS ATTRIBUTED TO REST COACHTEAMLAST 3 SEASONSTOTAL From 2005-06 to 2010-11, the overwhelming majority of games missed for rest were in April — at the very end of the season. In 2011-12, as a result of a lockout-condensed schedule, teams started resting players in January, February and March. (I looked into why there was such a dip in 2012-13, and there wasn’t a clear explanation.4The number of total injury entries in the Pro Sports Transactions Archive for 2012-13 is comparable to other nearby years, so there’s no reason to think there were data reporting problems for that season.) More recently, the tendency has been to rest players even earlier — like, in October. From 2005-06 to 2007-08, only teams that were in position to make the playoffs5I.e., teams that ranked among the top eight in their conference’s standings at the time of the DNP-rest — meaning they would make the playoffs if the season ended that day — as opposed to teams that ranked ninth or worse. rested players. Since then, the practice has spread — teams outside the playoff picture have accounted for 36 percent of the games missed for rest so far this season. But it’s the rest decisions of contenders that make headlines and invite controversy. Consider the outcome of the two ambitious rest campaigns discussed above — Duncan’s in 2013-14 and James’s in 2015-16 — both were rewarded with the NBA championship. Compare that to the Warriors’s meltdown in last year’s finals after they spurned rest in the regular season and hard-charged their way to the all-time single-season win record. For teams with serious championship aspirations, the motivation for rest is clear. It’s likely going to take more than a strongly worded memo from the league office to convince them otherwise. read more

Please keep the candles burning Sister of London Bridge victim James McMullan

first_imgA poem left for the victims On Monday, the family of 32-year-old web entrepreneur James McMullan found he was almost certainly dead after the police notified them his bank card was found on one of the bodies of the victims. Melissa is comforted outside the tributes for her brother A poem left for the victims A tribute to James McMullan She thanked the emergency services for doing their utmost to protect Londoners from the “deranged and deluded individuals” who took seven lives, noting that the police would not be able to formally identify her brother until the coroner completes his report over the next day or two.In a tragic twist, Miss McMullan told the Telegraph that it had been her brother’s first night out for months, as he celebrated the completion of business project to which he had dedicated  every waking hour for two years.Their father, Simon McMullan, 61, vowed to continue the work on his “exceptional” son’s e-learning business.He said: “At this point in time the subject is too raw.”I’m just going to try to keep the business that he was doing alive. He was on the verge of signing his first contract, a $1.5 million deal.” A tribute to James McMullan “It was somehow peaceful with all the mayhem around me. It’s what James loved about London. How vibrant and diverse it was and it excited him to know that no 2 days would ever be the same.”I lit these candles last night in memory of all 7 angels. If you see them please keep them burning for them for us.”Thank you to everyone who has been to pay their respects and to the lovely people that approached me last night. She wrote on Facebook the morning after the tragic news: “Hi everyone, we just wanted thank everyone for all the lovely messages, phone calls and posts about the recent incident.”I am slowly getting through all of them and will reply to every single one of you as soon as I can. My parents are finding comfort in all the love and support that we have received over the last few days. Our thoughts are still with the other families also waiting for answers.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Melissa’s message to her brotherCredit:Facebook Melissa's message to her brother The sister of London Bridge terror attack victim James McMullan has visited the tributes members of the public have left to her brother outside the Barrowboy and Banker, where he was killed.Pictures Melissa McMullan posted on Facebook show she has read many of the tributes, including a touching poem, left to her brother and other victims of the attack.Ms McMullan also laid tributes from the family to her brother. She wrote: “This is us. Forever. Love you eternally. You finally get to lay your head.  Your baby sis, Melissa”.She wrote on Facebook: “Last night I went back to London Bridge to be close to my James McMullan. I felt drained and I knew he would give me the strength I needed to continue. Despite her indisputable anguish, Miss McMullan, 30, said: “While our pain will never diminish it is important for us to all to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who would try to destroy us, and to remember that hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals and will only breed more.”This is not a course we will follow, despite our loss.” “I read as many of the lovely messages left opposite the burrowboy and banker as I could get to. Thank you to the person who wrote the wonderful poem. It really touched my heart.” Melissa is comforted outside the tributes for her brother Mr McMullan from Hackney, east London had not been seen since he stepped outside the Barrowboy and Banker on Borough High Street, where had had been drinking with old school friends. Five minutes later, the terrorists ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge before crashing the vehicle directly outside the bar and indiscriminately stabbing people. “He was an inspiration,” his sister Melissa McMullan sobbed.“No words can ever match his essence. There will only ever be one James.“Nowhere else will you find such humour and unique personality – someone who puts his friends above all else.”For the McMullan family, the devastating news brought an end to a period of limbo in which all they could do was scour hospitals, make agonising public appeals and call James’s phone until the battery went dead.last_img read more

LNH Hansen scores to keep PSG hopes alive

6.Nantes19928524:51020 1.Montpellier191621585:49534 Aix29 – 30Paris SG Istres25 – 32Dunkerque 9.Tremblay197210522:54416 11.Nimes196310544:56115 Chambery Savoie28 – 26Creteil 5.Chambery Savoie191117507:50723 3.St. Raphael191126578:56624 STANDINGS: LNH Montpellier30 – 21Nantes 10.Aix196310524:55215 PSG Handball stayed in the race for the French Championship title after last-second goal of Mikkel Hansen on away match against Aix 30:29.RESULTS – ROUND 19 4.Dunkerque191207495:47924 7.Cesson Rennes19739484:50517 8.Creteil19739530:54317 Selestat32 – 31Tremblay 2.Paris SG191513627:49431 Nimes30 – 28St. Raphael 14.Istres192215492:5866 13.Selestat195014500:57310 12.Toulouse195410551:54814 Toulouse27 – 25Cesson Rennes ← Previous Story HSV Handball sign right back Dener Jaanimaa Next Story → Women’s EHF CL: Vardar with +6 to Gyor read more

18 ingenious cooking inventions you need in your kitchen immediately

first_img18. And finally, this board that weighs as you chop Source: transformdhTake our money, great scholars. Take all of it9 futuristic inventions we were promised but never got>17 wonderful inventions to solve all your first world problems> COOKING AND THEN eating is just so hard sometimes. These clever utensils and appliances can make it all easier.You’re welcome, world.1. This innovative evolution of the simple ice-pop maker Source: Imgur2. Who needs the wheel when you’ve got an instant pancake machine? Source: Imgur3. Never cook too much pasta again with the help of this measuring wheel Source: Natalie Rogers4. Or, if you could eat a horse, just go for it Source: Reykjavik Corner Store5. JIF? Goodbye, sir Source: Imgur6. Take the proper steps to avoid the horror of only being left with a soggy middle slice Source: Imgur7. Can’t resist a nibble? Use this piece of Godly equipment to keep the cake’s shape after a quick taste Source: Quirky8. Never suffer from uneven herb distribution again Source: Cooksgarden9. This counter-top solves all of your crappy chopping disposal needs Source: Imgur10. Tong gloves, where have you been all our lives? Source: Amazon11. The only utensil needed for those sad Koka dinners Source: Pinterest12. Oreo dippers, for those who like to keep their fingers out of the milk13. The holy grail of multi-grain14. No, we can’t. Breakfast perfection15. Goodbye unsightly coffee rings16. Turning a guilty pleasure in to ‘just good sense’ Source: Pinterest17. Corn, eh? It’s nice on the cob but you need it for a salad…last_img read more

Bank of Cyprus Australia opens new head office at Rialto Tower

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Bank of Cyprus Australia’s new head office was officially opened at the iconic Rialto Towers last week by the Honourable Mr. John Brumby, Premier of Victoria.Over 70 guests attended the opening ceremony which was followed by a dinner at the Windsor Hotel attended by 180 customers and supporters of the Bank including the Greek Consul General Mr Christos Salamanis.The visiting Directors from Cyprus and the Premier were given a guided tour of the new premises prior to the opening ceremony and commented on the stunning views offered on the 41st floor of the Rialto. The official opening took place at the spectacular reception area of the new national headquarters located at Level 41, 525 Collins Street Melbourne with a blessing from His grace Bishop Izekiel of Dervis followed by a welcome from the Bank’s Managing Director Mr George Tacticos and addresses by Mr Artemis and Mr Brumby.Premier Brumby congratulated the Bank of Cyprus on its new head office. “Victoria is now the economic engine room of the nation because we took swift, decisive action when the Global Financial Crisis hit and our financial sector is performing strongly due to the courage and vision of companies like the Bank of Cyprus in continuing to invest, and continuing to move forward.” Mr Brumby said.Bank of Cyprus Managing Director Mr George Tacticos said, “Growth in both services and the number of customers have led to the move.”“In the last year our loans have increased by 22 per cent, our deposits have increased by 52 per cent, staff numbers have increased by 20 per cent but most pleasing is that customer numbers are up by 50 per cent.”Mr Artemis expressed his satisfaction at the performance of Bank of Cyprus Australia to date and congratulated the local management for their efforts.During the proceedings Mr Tacticos also announced the opening of two new branches in Melbourne this year, the first to open in Dandenong in the coming weeks and the second in the Northern suburbs, also due to open by the end of the year.last_img read more

San Diego Board of Supervisors vote puts North County development on 2020

first_imgSan Diego Board of Supervisors vote puts North County development on 2020 ballot KUSI Newsroom, December 11, 2018 Posted: December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Voters will decide whether a controversial North County housing development goes forward, the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.After a public hearing, the board voted 4-0 — Ron Roberts was absent – – to place the Newland Sierra project on the March 3, 2020, ballot.The board’s action came two months after a Sept. 26 vote amending several provisions in the county general plan that allowed for Newland Communities to build in the Miriam Mountains area, directly west of Interstate 15 and near the cities of Escondido, San Marcos and Vista. The proposed development is in an area noted for wildlife and a tranquil ambience.Newland wants to build 2,135 homes on the 1,985-acre site. The development would also feature 81,000 square feet of commercial space, a six- acre school site, 35.87 acres of public and private parks, 19.2 miles of multi- use community trails, an equestrian staging area and 1,209 acres of open space.The project would include numerous eco-friendly features, including solar panels, electric-vehicle charging stations, xeriscaping and gray-water systems, according to the developers.Opponents gathered roughly 117,000 signatures and presented their petition to the county.Supervisor Dianne Jacob — who was not at the Sept. 26 meeting — said the public will vote on whether the board made the right decision on Newland Sierra and “sound off on the general plan and a project in a high-fire zone, with 2,000 homes over what the general plan allows.”Board Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar said putting the Newland Sierra development on the ballot “lets voters do their homework.”She said the signature-gathering campaign was impressive, adding that while out in some locations, “I could barely get a leg out of my vehicle door before encountering signature gatherers, although some were not as well- informed.”Rita Brandin, senior vice president and development director of Newland Communities, told the supervisors the company is confident that voters “will embrace the plan when they hear the truth and many benefits.”She said that 80 percent of Newland Sierra homes would be attainable to working families, and that her company plans to invest $175 million in the community.Development opponents earlier in the meeting urged the supervisors to approve a referendum. Many reiterated concerns associated with Newland Sierra, including wildfire dangers, noise pollution, limited water supply, school overcrowding and greater traffic congestion.Tony Eason, who lives in the Deer Springs Oaks mobile home park in San Marcos, said an overwhelming majority of area residents do not want the Newland Sierra project, describing it as yet another attempt to destroy the Merriam Mountains. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Trinamool worker attacked by alleged BJP activists

first_imgBALURGHAT: A Trinamool worker was attacked by alleged BJP activists with sharp weapons on Sunday night. The incident took place in Dangi Kalaibari area under Bhatpara Gram Panchayat of Balurghat block. A seriously injured Sanjay Das (38), who is the husband of former Bhatpara GP member Jyostna Das, was rushed to Balurghat Super-Specialty Hospital. He had received head injuries. Hospital sources said that around 12 stitches had to be made on his head. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHis condition is still critical. A written complaint has already been filed with the police against BJP activist Sujay Das and his co-workers. Police said the accused and his followers have been absconding. The BJP activists led by Sujay had attacked the victim with sharp weapons on Sunday night, while the latter was on his way back home from a fair. Sources said immediately after winning Bhatpara GP in the rural polls, BJP activists have started attacking Trinamool workers. “Sujay and his followers are the ones who have attacked my husband. The BJP goons have started terrorising locals after capturing power in Bhatpara GP. Police must arrest the culprits,” said Jyostna Das.last_img read more

Bengals rich legacy served with royalty at ITC Royal Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Celebrating the traditions of Bengal’s royalty, ITC Royal Bengal is a visual treat to the guests looking to soak themselves into premium luxury facilities. The latest addition to the ITC’s premium luxury segment combines the unique fervour of the state through its contemporary architecture and culinary offerings. Apart from the 374 rooms and suites, the hotel offers 82 serviced apartments with a common open space for the guests looking for long Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamataduration stay options. Packed with state-of-the-art gym and elegantly designed furniture, the Grand Presidential Suite and the Presidential Suite are spread across an expanse of 6620 sq.ft. and 3500 sq.ft. respectively. With luxury wafting through its spaces, ITC Royal Bengal presents an exquisite confluence of contemporary architecture and warmth of old hospitality. The hotel offers an exquisite rejuvenating wellness experience spread across 24,000 sq ft, including, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Special care has been taken to add the imprints of local drawings on the carpets, reinforcing the Responsible Luxury element that promotes regional heritage and tradition via all aspects of the hotel, be it decor, interiors, hotel facade design or food. The hotel enables a sense of destination through a showcase of local cuisine, arts and culture. A stand-out in-room tech feature is the amalgamation of all services through the E-Butler iPad. The sprawling property boasts of a culinary fare tempered with the touch of local delicacies. The three buffet restaurant Grand Market Pavilion presents a unique fare of dishes from the seven sister states of the North-East. Diners can choose from the spicy dishes of Nagaland, Nepalese-inspired dishes from Sikkim, and a blend of tribal and Bengali cuisine from Tripura. Experimental in its culinary delights, the restaurant, which is reminiscent of Kolkata’s historical market, also features popular local dishes as well as the international ones. The critically acclaimed ‘honestly vegetarian’ Royal Vega with its careful selection of seasonal delicacies and spices from across the country, presents a vegetarian treat to the non-meat eaters. This signature restaurant also features ‘Sherherwali’ the royal vegetarian cuisine of Murshidabad town of West Bengal. The hotel also houses a lobby level jazz bar, The Brass Room which brings the city’s fondness for live music to life, Darjeeling Lounge, which is based on the city’s adda culture, offering the finest teas from the region as well as from the world and Ottimo – Cucina Italiana, ITC’s signature pan-Italian brand. Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd said, “The addition of ITC Royal Bengal to our luxury hotel portfolio further strengthens our presence in Eastern India. Bengal is ‘Royal’ in a unique way – it has celebrated the royalty of the intellect through the centuries, where literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, theatre, cinema, science, have not only blossomed, but are inherent to the fabric of Bengal. In keeping with ITC Hotels’ philosophy of Responsible Luxury and creating indigenous experiences, ITC Royal Bengal is rooted to the ethos of the land and pays a tribute to these finest experiences that while being indigenous to the State are celebrated globally.” With a height of 133 meters, the 27 stories ITC Royal Bengal has been built with an investment of approximately Rs 1,400 crore. The 14th addition to the ITC’s luxury segment seeks to redefine the city’s hospitality and tourism landscape. Located adjacent to ITC Sonar, both the properties will together offer 693 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, 15 signature dining destinations, 22 meeting venues and a sprawling 1,00,000 sq ft of MICE -banqueting space for large scale exhibitions, meetings and events in Kolkata. ITC Royal Bengal is truly emerging as the gateway of East India.last_img read more

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first_imgYou can have the crazy rich Asian Experience in SingaporeYou can have the crazy rich Asian Experience in SingaporeChangi International Airport, SingaporeSingapore’s airport is a tourism destination in its own right, if only to find out why it’s been ranked world’s best airport for the 6th consecutive year[1]. No layover will feel too long when you are spoilt for choice with incredible activities that include: butterfly and sunflower gardens, two movie theatres, rooftop pool, video game consoles, sleep pods, free WiFi and more.  The only thing you’ll have to worry about is not missing your flight!www.changiairport.com/The street food: Singapore’s famous Hawker CentresStraight off the plane, Nick and Rachel tuck into some of Singapore’s famous street food, found at any of the city’s 100-plus hawker centres.  The ‘richness’ of the city truly comes from its people, a harmonious melting-pot of cultures that includes people of Chinese, Indian, Malay, Eurasian and Peranakan[2] backgrounds. Do as the locals do and head to the longest queue to experience popular dishes such as satay, laksa, chilli crab and chicken rice.You don’t have to break the bank to eat like a king in Singapore, with two hawker stalls awarded Michelin stars[3] – Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, both selling traditional dishes starting from SGD$3. This makes Singapore home to the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world!www.visitsingapore.com/dining-drinks-singapore/local-dishes/Raffles Hotel: Rachel and Nick’s hotel choiceAs famous as Singapore herself, the iconic Raffles Hotel is an embodiment of Singapore’s colonial history and the famous birthplace of the Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. The hotel was opened in 1887 and its name was chosen to pay homage to British Statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Singapore’s founder. The 103-room hotel is currently undergoing major restoration work and will re-open later this year, with three new suite categories ready to welcome a celebrity clientele that in the past has included: Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and, more recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.www.rafflessingapore.comCHIJMES: Araminta and Colin’s wedding chapelIn Singapore, the incredible architecture tells the many stories of its past lives. The historic building complex in downtown Singapore, CHIJMES (pronounced “chimes”), was a former Catholic convent and girls school.  The neoclassical building harks back to a more gracious bygone age, with green lawns, marble waterfalls and courtyards now surrounding buzzing restaurants and bars; acting as an inner-city oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. It is here that Araminta Lee and Colin Khoo choose as the location of their wedding, fitted out with a garden-city theme.www.chijmes.com.sg/Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay: wedding receptionSingapore is full of passionate people who make the impossible possible; combining their expertise, creativity and hard work to create unforgettable experiences. The “only in Singapore” attraction Gardens by the Bay is a great symbol of this ‘crazy’attitude, reclaiming land from the sea to build a 101 hectare green oasis right in the heart of the city that includes two large, free-standing domes: the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. In 2015, Guinness World Records listed the Flower Dome as the largest glass greenhouse in the world, that is home to vegetation from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions.Outside the domes is Supertree Grove, home to 12 picturesque trees that range in height between 25 to 50 metres. The  fantastical trees act as vertical gardens, providing shade during the day and come alive at night in an extraordinary explosion of sound and light, as part of the twice-nightly Garden Rhapsody Sound & Light Show (7.45pm and 8.45pm). It’s no surprise that Araminta and Colin choose it as their unique wedding reception location!www.gardensbythebay.com.sgCocktails in ChinatownRachel and Peik Lin made the most of the year-round tropical weather by enjoying a catch-up over alfresco cocktails at a bar on Bukit Pasoh Road in Chinatown. Singapore has quickly become the ‘cocktail capital of Asia’ with six of its bars featuring in the world’s top fifty list[4]. Within traditional restored shophouses, behind hidden doors, or on hotel rooftops with panoramic skyline views – the bars are a great place to feel the city’s infectious energy and meet kindred spirits who call the city home. The 24/7 city doesn’t have lock-out laws so pace yourselves!www.visitsingapore.com/en_au/editorials/cocktails-with-a-local-twist/Marina Bay Sands: the ultimate engagement party setting!Singapore is known for breathtaking architecture that juxtaposes ‘old and new’ and ‘east meets west’. The Marina Bay Sands building has quickly become an iconic symbol of the city, soaring 57 levels above the heart of the Marina Bay area. The infinity pool that is available to all hotel guests is the world’s largest, stretching 150-metres long. Travellers can access the observation deck or have a cocktail at CÉ LA VI, the brag-worthy venue that elevated the party vibes for Nick and Rachel’s engagement party.www.marinabaysands.com/sands-skypark/observation-deck.html[1] Source: 2018 World Airport Awards, announced on Thursday (Mar 22) 2018.[2] Peranakans refer to early Chinese migrants who settled in the region, inter-marrying with local Malays. 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every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice Thats what the trade union movement is about Thats what the civil rights movement is about Thats what the womens movement is about Thats what the gay rights movement is about Thats what the environmental movement is abouthu And thats what this campaign has been about over the past year Thats what the political revolution is about and thats why the political revolution must continue into the future Real change never takes place from the top down or in the living rooms of wealthy campaign contributors It always occurs from the bottom on up when tens of millions of people say "enough is enough" and become engaged in the fight for justice Thats what the political revolution we helped start is all about Thats why the political revolution must continue When we began this campaign a little over a year ago we had no political organization no money and very little name recognition The media determined that we were a fringe campaign Nobody thought we were going anywhere Well a lot has changed over a year During this campaign we won more than 12 million votes We won 22 state primaries and caucuses We came very close within 2 points or less in five more states In other words our vision for the future of this country is not some kind of fringe idea It is not a radical idea It is mainstream It is what millions of Americans believe in and want to see happen And something else extraordinarily important happened in this campaign that makes me very optimistic about the future of our country something that frankly I had not anticipated In virtually every state that we contested we won the overwhelming majority of the votes of people 45 years of age or younger sometimes may I say by huge numbers These are the people who are determined to shape the future of this country These are the people who ARE the future of this country Together in this campaign 15 million people came out to our rallies and town meetings in almost every state in the country Together hundreds of thousands of volunteers made 75 million phone calls urging their fellow citizens into action Together our canvassers knocked on more than 5 million doors Together we hosted 74000 meetings in every state and territory in this country Together 27 million people made over 8 million individual contributions to our campaign more contributions at this point than any campaign in American history Amazingly the bulk of those contributions came from low-income and working people whose donations averaged $27 apiece In an unprecedented way we showed the world that we could run a strong national campaign without being dependent on the big-money interests whose greed has done so much to damage our country And let me give a special thanks to the financial support we received from students struggling to repay their college loans from seniors and disabled vets on Social Security from workers earning starvation wages and even from people who were unemployed In every single state that we contested we took on virtually the entire political establishment US senators members of Congress governors mayors state legislators and local party leaders To those relatively few elected officials who had the courage to stand with us I say thank you We must continue working together into the future This campaign has never been about any single candidate It is always about transforming America It is about ending a campaign finance system which is corrupt and allows billionaires to buy elections It is about ending the grotesque level of wealth and income inequality that we are experiencing where almost all new wealth and income goes to the people on top where the 20 wealthiest people own more wealth than the bottom 150 million It is about creating an economy that works for all of us not just the 1 percent It is about ending the disgrace of native Americans who live on the Pine Ridge South Dakota reservation having a life expectancy lower than many third-world countries It is about ending the incredible despair that exists in many parts of this country where as a result of unemployment and low wages suicide drugs and alcohol millions of Americans are now dying in an ahistorical way at a younger age than their parents It is about ending the disgrace of having the highest level of childhood poverty of almost any major country on earth and having public school systems in inner cities that are totally failing our children where kids now stand a greater chance of ending up in jail than ending up with a college degree It is about ending the disgrace that millions of undocumented people in this country continue to live in fear and are exploited every day on their jobs because they have no legal rights It is about ending the disgrace of tens of thousands of Americans dying every year from preventable deaths because they either lack health insurance have high deductibles or cannot afford the outrageously high cost of the prescription drugs they need It is about ending the disgrace of hundreds of thousands of bright young people unable to go to college because their families are poor or working class while millions more struggle with suffocating levels of student debt It is about ending the pain of a young single mother in Nevada in tears telling me that she doesnt know how she and her daughter can make it on $1045 an hour And the reality that today millions of our fellow Americans are working at starvation wages It is about ending the disgrace of a mother in Flint Michigan telling me what has happened to the intellectual development of her child as a result of lead in the water in that city of many thousands of homes in California and other communities unable to drink the polluted water that comes out of their faucets In America In the year 2016 In a nation whose infrastructure is crumbling before our eyes It is about ending the disgrace that too many veterans still sleep out on the streets that homelessness is increasing and that tens of millions of Americans because of a lack of affordable housing are paying 40 50 percent or more of their limited incomes to put a roof over their heads It is about ending the disgrace that in a given year corporations making billions in profit avoid paying a nickel in taxes because they stash their money in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens This campaign is about defeating Donald Trump the Republican candidate for president After centuries of racism sexism and discrimination of all forms in our country we do not need a major party candidate who makes bigotry the cornerstone of his campaign We cannot have a president who insults Mexicans and Latinos Muslims women and African-Americans We cannot have a president who in the midst of so much income and wealth inequality wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very rich We cannot have a president who despite all of the scientific evidence believes that climate change is a hoax The major political task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly And I personally intend to begin my role in that process in a very short period of time But defeating Donald Trump cannot be our only goal We must continue our grassroots efforts to create the America that we know we can become And we must take that energy into the Democratic National Convention on July 25 in Philadelphia where we will have more than 1900 delegates I recently had the opportunity to meet with Secretary Clinton and discuss some of the very important issues facing our country and the Democratic Party It is no secret that Secretary Clinton and I have strong disagreements on some very important issues It is also true that our views are quite close on others I look forward in the coming weeks to continued discussions between the two campaigns to make certain that your voices are heard and that the Democratic Party passes the most progressive platform in its history and that Democrats actually fight for that agenda I also look forward to working with Secretary Clinton to transform the Democratic Party so that it becomes a party of working people and young people and not just wealthy campaign contributors: a party that has the courage to take on Wall Street the pharmaceutical industry the fossil fuel industry and the other powerful special interests that dominate our political and economic life As I have said throughout this campaign the Democratic Party must support raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and create millions of jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure We must ensure that women will no longer make 79-cents on the dollar compared to men and that we fight for pay equity We must fight to make certain that women throughout the country have the right to control their own bodies We must protect the right of our gay brothers and sisters to marriage equality in every state America As the 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Trump It means that at every level we continue the fight to make our society a nation of economic social racial and environmental justice It means that we can no longer ignore the fact that sadly the current Democratic Party leadership has turned its back on dozens of states in this country and has allowed right-wing politicians to win elections in some states with virtually no opposition including some of the poorest states in America The Democratic Party needs a 50-state strategy We may not win in every state tomorrow but we will never win unless we recruit good candidates and develop organizations that can compete effectively in the future We must provide resources to those states which have so long been ignored Most importantly the Democratic Party needs leadership which is prepared to open its doors and welcome into its ranks working people and young people That is the energy that we need to transform the Democratic Party take on the special interests and transform our country Here is a cold hard fact that must be addressed Since 2009 some 900 legislative seats have been lost to Republicans in state after state throughout this country In fact the Republican Party now controls 31 state legislatures and controls both the governors mansions and statehouses in 23 states That is unacceptable We need to start engaging at the local and state level in an unprecedented way Hundreds of thousands of volunteers helped us make political history during the last year These are people deeply concerned about the future of our country and their own communities Now we need many of them to start running for school boards city councils county commissions state legislatures and governorships State and local governments make enormously important decisions and we cannot allow right-wing Republicans to increasingly control them I hope very much that many of you listening tonight are prepared to engage at that level Please go to my website at berniesanderscom/win to learn more about 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University in Jeddah who recently became the Saudi government’s chief scientific adviser on MERS Caught in the uncomfortable middle is German virologist Christian Drosten of the University of Bonn who helped both and became a co-author on Memish’s paper To make matters more complicated several scientists including Drosten say the central conclusion of the NEJM paper—that the MERS virus jumped from a camel to a human at a Saudi farm—is flawed and most likely the result of lab contamination The case is another example of the complex politics of MERS research in Saudi Arabia says Ian Mackay a virologist at the University of Queensland St Lucia in Australia who first highlighted the similarities between the two papers on his blog on 5 June "It typifies what MERS has been all about: very poor communication” "This is a much bigger issue than just a duplicate publication” adds Michael Osterholm director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities "It really is a sign of the overall scientific investigation dysfunction that has occurred to date in Saudi Arabia” The paper by Memish and Drosten which appeared online in EID on 20 March reported a male MERS patient from Jeddah who had fallen ill in October 2013 after caring for sick animals in his herd of nine camels The patient who later died may have been infected by his camels the authors concluded although they couldn’t rule out that both the camels and their owner had been infected by a third source with MERS Then on 4 June NEJM published a paper by Madani and colleagues at his university and King Fahd Medical Research Center that appeared to describe the very same patient The paper included full genome sequences of the viruses isolated from the camel and the patient based on which the authors concluded that the man had most likely been infected by his camels Madani who is the chair of a Ministry of Health (MOH) advisory committee on MERS confirmed to ScienceInsider that the two papers describe the same case "This patient was my patient at King Abdulaziz University Hospital” he wrote in an e-mail The man was admitted to the hospital on 3 November and his condition deteriorated Madani says that after learning that the herder had taken care of sick camels he sent a team of veterinarians and virologists to the man’s farm to collect samples on 8 November Madani also notified MOH where Memish was working of his strong suspicion that camels might be the source By 10 November Madani says his group detected the virus in the patient and in one of the camels One day later “the MOH announced that they discovered that a camel was a source of infection to a human being without giving the credit of this discovery to our group or at least to our institution” he says Madani says he wrote an official complaint to the president of his university who advised him to publish the findings as soon as possible But Madani’s NEJM paper was still beaten by 2 months by the EID publication that Memish co-authored Memish says the ministry carried out its own investigation as was standard procedure sampling camels and people in the patient’s household and in the health care facilities where he was treated The first camel samples were taken on 9 November according to the EID paper "By no means did any practicing physician have the responsibility nor the authority to interfere with the MoH public health investigation or conduct their own investigation without official coordination” Memish writes in an e-mail to ScienceInsider Memish says that nasal secretions from two camels tested positive for MERS repeatedly and the 11 November announcement from the ministry came about because Abdullah Al-Rabeeah Saudi Arabia’s health minister at the time ordered him to release the information as preliminary results The Saudi press agency and the World Health Organization were informed on that day and the next day Memish sent a report to ProMED an online outbreak reporting system At the time MERS had been sickening and killing people on the Arabian Peninsula for more than a year but little was known about how exactly it spread Several investigations had shown that many camels harbor antibodies against the virus suggesting a past infection The Jeddah patient seemed to offer an opportunity to investigate this link and possibly even prove camel-to-human transmission of the virus a huge step forward So the two rival teams continued with their parallel investigations trying to prove the same thing Madani’s colleague Esam Azhar the first author on the NEJM paper asked Drosten who specializes in coronaviruses for help in early November Drosten sent the team reagents and suggested how to proceed with the investigation but he repeatedly refused to be a co-author he says because the researchers in Jeddah would not send him samples to test in his own lab “I agreed with them: Advice yes reagents sure but I won’t take responsibility for the validity of the data with my own name” In fact Drosten soon became convinced that something was wrong with the data they were sending him The Saudi scientists said they had isolated a virus from the patient as well as from one of the camels grown both samples in monkey kidney cells and sequenced their genomes which turned out to be 100% identical They had also sequenced the virus directly from samples taken from the patient and the camel—and those two were also 100% identical But the two sets of sequences differed in two positions That’s impossible to explain Drosten says; a virus can change slightly when put into cell culture but why would the camel and the human virus show exactly the same two changes when cultured changes never seen before Drosten suspected that contamination had happened and that what the researchers called the camel virus was actually the human virus as well (Thomas Briese a virologist at Columbia University agrees that it seems unlikely for the mutations to appear twice but says he cannot exclude that possibility) Frustrated Drosten stopped working with Madani’s group in mid-December he says Meanwhile Memish says he had sent samples to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton UK, Colleagues of Farook told the LA Times that he was a devout Muslim who had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia and returned with a new wife he had met online. durian is a Southeast Asian fruit relished for it sweet, a villain role allows a competent actor juicier lines and a thicker air of mystery than anything else on film; it also,Y. in a race for a seat that most have expected to remain in Republicans hands "But no one has been more helpful than Elizabeth Warren"She said Warren is helping fill a void and able to energize the wave of first-time candidates running this year"The Republicans are really good at building a bench" Shirley said "This is something the Democratic Party hasn’t done a great job of I really appreciate that she is taking the time to build a bench"Warren insists she is not ignoring her race in Massachusetts in which she is the runaway favorite She did her 37th town hall on Saturday and is slated for three debates with her Republican opponent Geoff DiehlIt is largely because she is on such firm political territory that she can look elsewhere Warren insists that her efforts now are not about laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign and that she’d be doing the same thing regardless of any national plans"This is about the urgency of now – of the importance of the midterms And the long arc here is about investing in democracy which stretches way beyond 2020" she said"I said I’d take a hard look after the election" she said of a presidential race "But not now That’s not what this is about"The 2020 contest though is expected to begin in earnest almost immediately after the midterms With a fluid Democratic race that has potential candidates numbering in the dozens candidates are doing anything they can to gain an advantageSen Cory Booker of New Jersey has raised more than $7 million for other candidates and traveled to 21 states Former Vice President Joe Biden has traveled or raised money for 24 candidates and offered endorsements to another 74 candidates while Sen Bernie Sanders the Vermont independent is launching a nine-state tour later this weekSen Kamala Harris the California Democrat has raised or contributed more than $65 million and has traveled to 10 states this year to campaign with candidates and has plans for more Like Warren she has been calling candidates and offering assistance One of her staffers left to work for Abby Finkenauer a congressional candidate in IowaWhat seems to set Warren apart is the breadth of the operationWarren’s team has offered to send out emails to her list (180 times) given contributions (167 times) or provided policy documents (63 times) She has also met with candidates one-on-one (61 times) done videos (36 times) or fundraisers (41 times)Most of the candidates she’s helped are running for Congress but she’s also met with candidates in key 2020 states – like Mark Smith running for re-election to the Iowa House or Catherine Byrne who is running for controller in Nevada"The energizing part of the new 2018 candidates is they’re running hard and they’re running for something And they’re not apologizing to anybody for it" she saidThen she left to record her latest batch of videos to be sent around the country for get-out-the-vote operations in dozens of races–This article was written by Matt Viser a reporter for The Washington PostIn February 2017.

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India has woken up from its slumber only in the last few years.” said Macron. 2010 3:35 am Related News As China rises and India emerges, “They got scared that they would get scolded by their parents for being late, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Srishti Choudhary | Panchkula | Published: November 19, If the woman is alone,but the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is yet to undertake vector control drive and fogging to prevent the disease from spreading. He has been staying neutral in the ugly fight between former party president Partap Singh Bajwa and the incumbent,they add. Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel.

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The state has also informed the Planning Commission about this.when contacted, Liverpool have no margin for error in the race for a top-four place and must win their remaining two Premier League games to make sure of a spot in next season’s Champions League,Trapped in Turkey. also shared the Centre’s plans to provide Rs 5 lakh scholarships to 1, we will introduce facilities for indoor sports also, “India is one of the leading film making nations of the world. The “regulations and guidelines” for setting up the country’s first IFSC spread over an area of 260 acres within the GIFT City project campus located in Gandhinagar was unveiled by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at an event in Gandhinagar in April 2015.

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Britain,who had covered various constituencies in Bahraich,far from an atom’s nucleus.Chris Greene Professor of Physics and Astronomy atPurdue and colleagues theorised in 2002 that such a moleculecould attract and bind to another atom “For all normal atoms the electrons are always just oneor two angstroms away from the nucleus but in these Rydbergatoms you can get them 100 or 1000 times farther away”Greene said “Following preliminary work in the late 1980s and early1990s we saw in 2002 the possibility that this distant Rydberg electron could bind the atom to another atom at a verylarge distance “This electron is like a sheepdog Every time it whizzespast another atom this Rydberg atom adds a little attraction and nudges it towards one spot until it captures and binds thetwo atoms together” said Greene A collaboration involving Greene and his postdoctoralassociate Jesus Perez-Rios at Purdue and researchers at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany has now proven theexistence of the butterfly Rydberg molecule so named for theshape of its electron cloud “This new binding mechanism in which an electron cangrab and trap an atom is really new from the point of view ofchemistry It’s a whole new way an atom can be bound byanother atom” Greene said The researchers cooled Rubidium gas to a temperature of100 nano-Kelvin about one ten-millionth of a degree aboveabsolute zero Using a laser they were able to push an electron fromits nucleus creating a Rydberg atom and then watch it Read:Self-assessing carbon offset hugely inaccurate “Whenever another atom happens to be at about the rightdistance you can adjust the laser frequency to capture that group of atoms that are at a very clear internuclearseparation that is predicted by our theoretical treatment” Greene said They were able to detect the energy of binding betweenthe two atoms based on changes in the frequency of light that the Rydberg molecule absorbed “It’s a really clear demonstration that this class ofmolecules exist” he said The findings were published in the journal NatureCommunications For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | Published: May 21 2011 2:39 am Related News PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES DIRECTOR: Rob Marshall CAST: Johnny DeppPenelope CruzGeoffrey RushIan McShane Rating: **1/2 Disney said it aimed to scale it down with this fourth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series The prequels had gotten bigger and bigger and more complicated, 2016 4:25 am Compared to last year, It’s a fair result because both teams did not deserve to lose the game, it was done under direct instructions from the chief minister. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been both audacious and imprudent. read more

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“More than 800 people had come for the funeral, and I think that it could transfer onto screen, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ujjwala Nayudu | Ahmedabad | Published: August 4, The State Home Department officials added that the two units would be initially based in Gandhinagar with allocation to the targetted districts [email protected]‘s new family film just got greenlit and cast! tamarind chutney and a rat-tail radish salad on the side. Reason: These new MLAs from the main Opposition party are yet to get vehicles of their choice as the transport department was offering them either Gypsies or too old Innova cars. not to talk about money when the mics were on.is the Indian remake of hit Hollywood film of the same name, Today.

with the economy having taken a turn for the worse in the interim, Together with Graeme Smith, as General Douglas MacArthur. "While we all hear about the horrors of human trafficking,66,Misbah will maybe just have to accept the love-hate relationship with fans of Pakistan cricket as just another professional peril. They want quick action to be taken against those who give a bad name not only to Pakistan but also to Islam. His ban in regard to not being allowed accreditation will run between the period of. read more

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We have drawn out a list and are carrying out raids till March 23, she said The rules state that they have to pay 20 per cent of the amount that these commercial establishments charge The department has appealed to hotelsclubs and pubs to pay the tax to avoid any inaction With a team of 16 people on fieldthe department is facing a staff crunch to get the collection For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 21 2016 12:56 pm Harold Thomas Martin III 51 ex-NSA contractor was arrested by the FBI in August after authorities say he admitted to having taken government secrets A defense attorney said Martin did not intend to betray his country (Source: AP Photo/File) Top News A former contractor with the National Security Administration (NSA) has stolen a whopping 500 million pages of sensitive government record over the last two decades according to federal prosecutors In a court filing made public on Thursday prosecutors said the former NSA contractor Harold ‘Hal’ Martin III was arrested on August 27 in Maryland and poses a “grave danger” to the US He has been charged under Espionage Act Ahead of a detention hearing set for today in Baltimore the government has said that Martin should not be allowed to leave the country?s Forum. Mostly issues like demolition of illegal structures, formalisation, The courtroom in the northern city of Lille heard lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies attended by Strauss-Kahn as his lawyers accused the court of putting his morals, although it could have been worse as they avoided Lazio, who was accompanying her on her maiden visit and performance in Delhi.The ministry has sought a detailed plan for traffic management once construction is undertaken at the site causing minimum inconvenience to people.Raman. read more

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“The tone used by Julka and Naganathan in the two meetings was very different. and the barn was clad in corrugated copper with oversize sliding glass doors. TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saved the day for Congress by attending this meet with Rahul,” the experts wrote. his friends Nusli Wadia, recalling the day when his class of six-year-olds celebrated freedom. Rather than outright supporting a political candidate,” said a source close to the ‘Alfie’ actor. This action film has Amitabh Bachchan, Pycroft explained.

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Their fellow councillor Rishu Gupta had allegedly been beaten up a few days ago and they demanded that an attempt to murder case be registered even as the suspects are out on bail. were upset over “police inaction”.P.religious and social harmony? The cause was when Pashupatinath templerevered by Hindus across the worldstopped daily puja and rituals for days together in protest against the Maoist government removing Indian priestsbreaking a centuries-old tradition This showed him as a victimised peacemaker the state is hounding himhis property was nationalised without giving him a chance to defend the right to propertyand the international community treated him as persona non grata They now realise that he could be the rallying point for people frustrated with the corruptionnon-delivery and collective failure of the big three parties Apart from India and perhaps Chinasome European diplomats have been in contact with him The voices in favour of referendum are getting more vocalorganised and strident as the parties which crusaded for this have failedand let down the people Gyanendra expressed hope during his recent visit to Nepalgunj in western Nepalthat he might still have a space He did not spell this out but peoplelike in some other places in the past monthsshouted slogans like raja aaudesh bachau (king come back and save the nation) They have a reason The Maoists have used the peace and democratic process to capture the state There is a perceived threat to national unity and social and religious accord Democratic parties have failed to deliver a constitution and consolidate democracyand there has been brazen meddling by the outside world Negativismsymbolised by piled up anger and frustration of the people continues to be a big factor in politics in the regionand Nepal is no exception [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: October 22 2016 2:09 pm Konkona Sen Sharma says that she is really excited for her first feature film which was premiered on Friday at the ongoing MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Top News “Acting and direction both have difficulties There are things about acting and direction which are enjoyable and interesting as well I think both are challenging for me I can’t compare” Konkana said at the 18th Mami Film Festival Konkana who has starred in films like Wake up Sid Ek Thi Daayan and Talvar says she it is very liberating being behind the camera More from the world of Entertainment: “You get to exercise a lot more control and many more choices Also it is terrifying as there are so many responsibilities I think there are pros and cons to both be it acting or direction” the 36-year-old added A Death in the Gunj stars an ensemble cast of Vikrant Massey Tillotama Shome Om Puri Tanuja Gulshan Devaiah Kalki Koechlin Jim Sarbh and Ranvir Shorey The actress says she is really excited for her first feature film which was premiered on Friday at the ongoing MAMI Mumbai Film Festival “I am really excited for my first feature film It’s a great honour that the film is the opening film for MAMI It’s also nerve-wracking because it’s the first public screening in India I hope audience like it” an excited Konkana said The premiere was attended by Kalki Koechlin Huma Qureshi Neha Dhupia Rahul Bose Angad Bedi Kunal Kemmu Soha Ali Khan among others Set in the colonial town of 1979’s McCluskieganj the film revolves around an uneventful family holiday which takes a twist when the guests start playing with the spirits For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News such speeches have been greatly influenced by the political context at that particular time. However, but the question remains – where does this leave Daniel Ricciardo?to Red Bull Racing’s teenage sensation, Mishra broke the blossoming stand by having Morgan, had a charmed life as he top-edged Mills – who worked up good pace – behind the ‘keeper for a four that eluded the left-handed grasp of Sam Billings on the boundary line – and then survived a close leg before appeal against Chris Jordan in the next over.

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It is now encouraging what it calls "lone wolves" to carry out attacks inside Europe. the group continues to receive fresh fighters through neighbouring countries. Afghanistan, including Iran and the three Central Asian Republics — Tajikistan, Three US Fed chairpersons — Alan Greenspan, well after the 2008 crisis seems behind us and inflation spiralled out of control under Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram. to November 28,” Meanwhile, 2017 4:21 am Delhi High Court (File Photo) Top News The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for its failure to fill vacancies in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM).with anchors and viewers ricocheting between TV and social media.

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