Sticking point

first_img10th April 2019 | By Stephen Carter In May, the current 72-hour window for GB-licensed operators to verify the age and ID of new customers will close with all free-play games also requiring age verification. Luke Eales assesses the likely impact on affiliate marketersOn 7 February, the Gambling Commission announced a consultation response on age and identity verification, which included making new age verification checks a prominent feature on UK licensed operators’ to-do lists.Affiliates can be forgiven if this news went under their radar, given that it landed in the middle of a busy Thursday at the London Affiliate Conference. But with the short timelines involved, it’s essential to get up to speed with this change and what it could mean for your affiliate business.In simple terms, operators will no longer have a 72-hour window in which to verify the age and ID of their new customers – they will need to do it before the customer is able to deposit. Restrictions are also being introduced to free-play games; these too will require age verification as they are seen as an invitation to gamble. It’s a significant change for operators and, from the date of the announcement, they have just three months to become compliant. D-day is fast approaching, then, but what does this all mean for affiliates?Impacts on conversion funnel Affiliates and operators alike are justifiably focused on conversion rate optimisation – removing friction and fast-tracking the user to purchase in the pursuit of greater ROI.The UKGC’s changes place a potentially significant new hurdle into that conversion flow, which, depending on how seamlessly operators handle them, could result in a quite different-looking conversion pipeline.Changes to the number of registrations Now that free-play games at operator sites will be available exclusively to registered users who have verified their age, anyone looking to test out a demo slot or roulette table will first have to jump through extra hoops. This could increase the quantity of registrations generated by operators as free-play offerings become the preserve of ‘customers’ rather than ‘browsers’.It will, however, likely reduce the total engagement with free-play games – yes, to under-18s as intended, but also to over-18s who aren’t necessarily willing to sign up and verify themselves.On the other hand, a countering force on registration volume will be the lack of a ‘try before you buy’ hook, which will make operator sites less sticky to casual visitors and less effective at selling the merits of their respective game libraries.We reviewed 30 different operator sites listed on the slots section at TopRatedCasinos and 11 were still using free-play demos without registration as a prominent part of their UX.The extent to which these two opposing forces balance out from an affiliate’s perspective will likely be driven by the nature of their traffic: conversion rates of traffic with lower real-money intent may feel an impact, while higher intent users ready to deposit may be less fussed about the lack of accessible free-play games and continue to enter the registration flow at good rates.The exact nature of the age verification process is still to be determined, with the UKGC thus far not giving specific guidance on how to implement. As a result, we can expect to see significant variation between operators, at least until methods become refined and standardised.Changes in conversion from registration to deposit Affiliates should expect to see their registration-deposit conversion rates drop, as the pool of registrants becomes diluted by free-players. Again, this is likely to apply more to lower intent affiliates than those with more of a real money focus.Those with intent to gamble with real money may also reach the point of deposit at a lower rate, depending on how the operator implements the new checks.One comment in the consultation response expected “seven-figure” losses as a result of newly created customer on-boarding friction, which may not be an exaggeration for the very largest of operators. This effect may be compounded for affiliates who rely on customers with hard deadlines – sport being the obvious example. Again, depending on exactly how the age verification process looks, it may be tricky to claim a sign-up offer and lock in your bet five minutes before three o’clock on a Saturday afternoon.Impacts on SEO free-play demand fulfilment Google search volume data tells us that tens of thousands of UK casino players are looking for free/demo/practice versions of slots, roulette, blackjack and most other game types.This demand is often filled by affiliates – notably, NetEnt’s very own free-play affiliate product – and the underlying user search behaviour is unlikely to change any time soon. The question is, how will it be met? The UKGC consultation response is clear in stating that the new restrictions only apply within their remit, i.e. to licensees. The wording is slightly ambiguous though, restricting access to “any free-to-play versions of gambling games that the licensee may make available”.The provenance of the free-play games themselves may be taken into consideration as all demos of licensed games tend to be made available by a licensee to some extent. If the interpretation is this broad, then we can expect free-play versions of popular casino games to disappear from affiliates too. Maybe they will be replaced with made-for-demo or social gaming experiences that bear no link to any licensee, thus cutting any ties to the UKGC, which does not currently regulate affiliates. An alternative would be for affiliates to create a kind of ‘light’ age verification/gating system, which would at least show a willingness to reduce exposure to under-18s.This could also be part of a customer retention and data marketing strategy by the affiliate, where demo-seekers, at the very least, are required to hand over their registration details (of course, ensuring GDPR compliance is maintained). Player value An additional benefit touted by UKGC of early age verification is that, when the time comes to withdraw, punters can look forward to a fast and smooth payment. The hoops have already been jumped through. This would undoubtedly be good for the user, as withdrawals are a common point of frustration. However, the withdrawal process is unlikely to become totally pain-free from 7 May.Enhanced due diligence (EDD), anti-money laundering (AML) and other checks are still required and will, in most cases, stand in between the player and withdrawing their bankroll. The result could actually be increased stickiness and retention. This is because once a player is verified and ready to go, they may find new bookie offers less appealing, as they would need to verify age again before depositing. Friction could increase for new sign-ups but also remains on exit.Additionally, some operators are expecting fraud savings to boost value, as player abuse is more effectively combatted from the very start.Summary for affiliates Affiliates who don’t host free-play games should keep a close eye on their conversion funnel after these changes come into force and get a clear understanding of how their operators will integrate age verification into their conversion flow. Those who do will have more to think about: namely, how to ensure they can continue to satisfy searcher intent for demo content while also satisfying their operator partners and the Gambling Commission itself. Free-play affiliate strategy in the UK will certainly look different by the end of this year.The UK’s regulatory pendulum continues to swing, but a changeable landscape often unearths new opportunities. Affiliates must keep a close eye out for them.Luke Eales is founder & CEO at Seven Star Digital, a London-based igaming affiliate company with a significant UK presence via the TopRatedCasinos comparison brand. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliatescenter_img Sticking point Tags: Online Gambling Email Address In May, the current 72-hour window for GB-licensed operators to verify the age and ID of new customers will close with all free-play games also requiring age verification. Luke Eales assesses the likely impact on affiliate marketerslast_img read more

Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited HY2008 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2008 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Henson set to start for London Welsh against old club Saracens

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS First start: Gavin Henson will make his first appearance in the Aviva Premiership since January 2011by Ben ColesLONDON WELSH have handed a first start to former Wales back Gavin Henson for their clash with Saracens on Sunday.Henson was Welsh’s star signing over the summer following their promotion, but has been sidelined for six weeks with a minor cheekbone fracture picked up in a pre-season friendly against the Scarlets.“I am really looking forward to making my first start for London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday,” said Henson.“Having been given the opportunity by Lyn Jones and the club to play in the Premiership, it was both disappointing and frustrating to pick up an injury against Scarlets in pre-season.“However, the boys have done really well in the first five games and now I just cannot wait to start playing my part with the rest of the team. I am also very excited about playing at the Kassam in front of the London Welsh supporters for the first time RICHMOND, ENGLAND – JULY 10: London Welsh new signing Gavin Henson poses during a photocall at Old Deer Park on July 10, 2012 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) “Saracens are an extremely good side, we know that, but this is a great opportunity both for me and for London Welsh to test ourselves against one of the best teams in the Aviva Premiership.”London Welsh have surprised both fans and pundits with two wins so far this season against Exeter and Sale, whilst they also picked up a bonus point against Gloucester at home last weekend.Fly-half Gordon Ross has been key to their success so far, racking up 53 points including 19 in the win over Sale, meaning that Henson will be under pressure to prove his selection ahead of Ross is the right call. Sunday will also be the first time Henson has played against his old club Saracens since his controversial departure from the club in 2010 after just four appearances. A high profile dispute with Joe Van Niekerk and Matt Henjak at Toulon led to him leaving the club at the end of the season, before he was sacked by Cardiff Blues following an incident on a flight back from Glasgow.With his move to London Welsh seen by many as his last chance, Henson’s every move will be scrutinised on and off the field over the rest of the season as he bids to re-capture the form that saw him win two Grand Slam titles with Wales in 2005 and 2008.last_img read more

The Super Bowl’s evolution from football game to entertainment extravaganza

first_img 1 COMMENT TAGSsuper bowltheconversation.com Previous articleIn defense of “the rat race”Next articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR February 6, 2018 at 12:30 am Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom I wondered why my husband was not watching the Super Bowl Game yesterday, and I asked him why didn’t he have it on. He said we can’t get that channel to come in, on free tv. We get about 60 channels, but that wasn’t one of them. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply In just 50 years, the Super Bowl has become one of the biggest “shared experiences” in American culture, up there with attending religious services, voting in presidential elections and playing Pokémon Go.But curiously, many of the tens of millions who tune in don’t actually want to watch football.Perhaps it’s because the game itself has never been all that exciting, with the outcome rarely a close call. As a response, it seems the NFL has created a thriving, celebratory atmosphere around the game.So how did a battle of gridiron gladiators become second fiddle to a flashy spectacle of singers, fireworks, and advertisements?The Super (boring) BowlThe Super Bowl is generally super boring – at least, in terms of the typically lopsided score. The game is so boring that a rehash of all 50 of the past Super Bowls finds that the average margin of victory is more than 14 points. Only 18 of the games have been decided by seven points or fewer, while only seven have been settled by a field goal or less.The first 20 Super Bowls produced only five close games, and criticisms of the lack of parity in the other 15 drowned out the excitement of the handful of close contests. The average margin of victory for Super Bowls I to XX was over two touchdowns. Sports columnists in the 1970s and 1980s dismissed Super Bowls as “hopelessly” and “unbearably dull,” “sleep-inducing” and “lacking high drama.” Even former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle admitted that the day was “probably more of an event than simply a game.”Still, by the 1980s, the Super Bowl had become a de facto American holiday. But much of the public remained indifferent about the game itself. For example, prior to Super Bowl XXI, one poll indicated that 40 percent of viewers didn’t even care who won.The show must go onBecause of its inability to consistently guarantee a reasonably competitive championship game, the NFL decided to ramp up the production of a spectacle, with expensive – sometimes controversial – halftime shows and pregame showcases distracting from the football.Super Bowl halftime performances started out as relatively simple affairs featuring university marching bands and faded pop stars. But as early as Super Bowl XI in 1977 – when the league contracted with the Walt Disney Company to produce a halftime show titled “It’s a Small World” – the NFL began to craft a new production template.‘It’s a Small World’ was the first highly produced Super Bowl halftime show.The 1993 halftime show for Super Bowl XXVII featured pop icon Michael Jackson, the first in a long list of high-energy halftime productions built around top musical artists. Megastars of all genres suddenly began to covet a Super Bowl gig. The headliners of these shows soon took their own steps to redirect the focus of millions of television viewers away from football and onto themselves, whether it was Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunctionduring Super Bowl XXXVIII or Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 political statement. This year, the NFL will shell out US$10 million to produce Lady Gaga’s halftime show.The NFL’s schemes for pumping up off-field excitement rather than relying on the drama (or, more frequently, the lack of drama) on the field soon moved to other aspects of the event. The national anthem soon became its own highly produced and coveted gig, joining pregame fireworks and military flyovers.Whitney Houston’s booming rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Super Bowl XXV, performed weeks after the U.S. entered the Gulf War, set a new standard.Not everyone could live up to Houston’s example. At Super Bowl XLV, Christina Aguilera wilted in the spotlight when she forgot the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” stealing some of the postgame commentary of what turned out to be one of the closer games, a 31-to-25 victory by the Green Bay Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers.A commercialized holiday just like the rest?The NFL’s strategic marriage to television has also diverted attention away from the game on the field. In 1967, advertising rates for a 30-second commercial spot cost a modest $42,500.In the years since, they’ve escalated to become the most expensive advertising time in the history of television. After 1985, in response to the huge impact of Apple’s legendary “1984” commercial, advertising rates soared to over $500,000 for a 30-second spot. This trend sparked the emergence of the “Ad Bowl,” an unofficial but hyper-intense marketing competition to produce the most creative and memorable television commercial targeting the Super Bowl’s enormous captive audience, which hit 111.9 million viewers last year. Within a decade of the debut of “1984,” advertising rates doubled to $1 million for a 30-second spot. For Super Bowl 50 in 2016, the price reached $5 million. The Ad Bowl has further eroded the focus on football, drawing in viewers who claim that they watch the game more for the commercials.In recent years, the Super Bowl has actually become much more competitive: Seven points or fewer have decided six of the last 10 games.Yet better games haven’t produced an audience primarily interested in good football. A 2016 Huffington Post poll found that millennials were less likely to be interested in “the game itself” than in the commercials and the halftime show. The same poll showed that the older you are, the more important football is in your Super Bowl celebration.Interestingly, a similar trend of commercialization seems to now color most holidays. Independence Day, Labor Day and Memorial Day celebrations have become less about honoring the men and women who serve our country and more about backyard barbecues. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day have become more about mattress sales and three-day weekends than recognizing those individuals’ great deeds. The same flurry of commercialism has dampened the religious foundations of Thanksgiving and Christmas.Even with the recent spate of close contests, it’s unlikely we’ll see a major revamping of Super Bowl productions to focus more explicitly on football. To those, however, who hunger for the halcyon days of old when Super Bowl Sunday was about the contest on the gridiron – and not the hoopla at halftime or the barrage of ads – we’d point out that a quality football game has almost never been the core component of this distinctly American holiday. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! By Peter M. Hopsicker, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University and Mark Dyreson, Professor of Kinesiology, Affiliate Professor of History, Director of Research and Educational Programs for the Penn State Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Pennsylvania State University.Editor’s Note: This story was first published in theconversation.com LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Fuster House / arqbag

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Marc Díaz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Fuster House / arqbag Spain Photographs Lead Architects: “COPY” “COPY” 2020 Architects: arqbag Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Jordi Mitjans, Bernat Colomé, Simona Cerri, Alfonso Godoy, Adrià Vilajoana, Marc Díaz Manufacturers: Carinbisa, Domusa, Huettemann, Velux Fuster House / arqbagSave this projectSaveFuster House / arqbag Houses Area:  4241 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959183/fuster-house-arqbag Clipboard Collaborators:Esther OrúsCity:La NogueraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc DíazRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The original building dates from the end of the 15th Century and is located in the fortified town square that was the origin of the town. Afterward, the passage through the building was made; this passage connects the square with the upper street. The existing building has a very unique heritage value, declared a Cultural Asset of Local Interest (BCIL).Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Marc DíazWe approached the project from a purely archaeological perspective and with the purpose of enhancing the value of each and every one of the elements that constitute the pre-existence. We propose the addition of a minimal and simple structural system to improve the deficiencies of the preexistent building, in order to extend its life, as the building has been reprogrammed as a single-family house. This system provides an answer both from the material efficiency and from the programmatic efficiency.Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Marc DíazIt consists of a lightweight reinforced concrete box that is supported by the stone load-bearing walls of the basement, thus avoiding the need for a new foundation. These reinforced concrete nerves link the 4 existing facades from the inside in such a way that they absorb the existing collapses, reducing the deformation of the walls by fixing them from their midpoint. With the facades supported by this box, the existing walls work together again structurally, also supporting the weight of the new roof.Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!Plan – 2nd floorSave this picture!© Marc DíazTo reduce as much as possible the weight of the reinforced concrete box, we lightened the floor slabs by using a system of solid wood combined with reinforced concrete beams, built directly on site.  The structural wood of this slab functions both as a lost formwork for the beams and as a visible interior finish. With the same criteria of load reduction, the roof is built with a wooden structure, supported on the existing walls.Save this picture!© Marc DíazProgram: the structural reinforcement grid of the existing building articulates the disposition of the program through the structure-spaces.Save this picture!© Marc DíazEnergy: we respected both the openings and the original composition of the facades, understanding that the element of opportunity to capture, illuminate and ventilate is the new roof. One of the 6 squares of the structural grid is empty, generating a large vertical three-level patio. This patio provides access to the three levels of the building, lighting for all the interior spaces, and provides natural ventilation for the basement, which has pathologies derived from the humidity of the ground. This patio is at the same time a bioclimatic mechanism; in winter it remains closed and provides lighting, while in summer when it is desirable to use the fresh air from the basement it can be open.Save this picture!© Marc DíazSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Marc DíazHeritage: reinforced concrete walls and beams support the facades of the heritage building from the inside, without the need to intervene on the outside. The restoration of the original stone walls is carried out with lime mortar and a mixture of aggregates with specific local colors from two local quarries.Save this picture!© Marc DíazProject gallerySee allShow lessThe British Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale Explores How to Make P…Architecture NewsPowerhouse Team Wins Competition for “Urban Woodland” in the NetherlandsArchitecture News Share Projects CopyHouses, Historic Preservation•La Noguera, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959183/fuster-house-arqbag Clipboard Save this picture!© Marc Díaz+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officearqbagOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHistoric PreservationOn FacebookSpainPublished on March 29, 2021Cite: “Fuster House / arqbag” [Cal fuster / arqbag] 29 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Authorities taken to task for censoring former Prime Minister’s interview with CNN

first_img June 12, 2020 Find out more News August 21, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Receive email alerts January 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities taken to task for censoring former Prime Minister’s interview with CNN ThailandAsia – Pacific Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom ThailandAsia – Pacific to go furthercenter_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Reporters Without Borders wrote to the Thai authorities today deploring the ban imposed by the Council for National Security (CNS) on 15 January on the broadcasting of an interview which former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra gave to the US television news network CNN. “In our view, this measure is regrettable and contrary to your country’s interests,” the letter said. “Censoring or blocking news or information carried by any media does not prevent the information’s existence, and those who want to have access to it usually succeed.”The letter added that, although taken on the grounds of maintaining order, the ban’s authoritarian nature just fuelled the spread of rumours and undermined the democracy by providing arguments to democracy’s most radical opponents.On 15 January, the CNS asked cable television operator UBCTV to block access to CNN each time the interview was broadcast. The Cnn.com website was also blocked from 15 January until the evening of 16 January. The CNS had previously asked TV and radio stations on 10 January not to broadcast interviews with Thaksin or his representatives. May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information Organisation News Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Humane Society’s Wiggle Waggle Walk Going Virtual

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LSPCA support proposed ban on animal act circuses in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin NewsLocal NewsLSPCA support proposed ban on animal act circuses in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2014 612 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Print Twitter Facebook Previous articleNew Church of Ireland bishop for LimerickNext articleJustice minister commends Limerick Gardai on fight against crime Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie THE Limerick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) has come out in full support of the motion by Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler to ban any circus using animals on public land.According to manager of Limerick SPCA, Finola Kelly, having caged animals in a circus is “completely unnatural”. The Hyde Road based voluntary group is now appealing to all city and county councillors to give their full support to Cllr Butler’s “progressive” motion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Animals travel long distances in cages and get limited, repetitive and closed off exercise. It sends out the wrong signals to young children, who are at an impressionable age and can only assume that this is normal procedure, when in fact it is completely unacceptable,” Ms Kelly claimed.“In a time where cruelty to animals is at crisis levels, we depend greatly on young children to grow up respecting all animals and seeing them in this unnatural and cruel environment goes against the principles that we are trying to teach them. While the animals may not directly be abused, keeping them imprisoned in cramped conditions and forcing them to ‘perform’ acts for our entertainment goes against nature,” she said.Limerick SPCA maintain clowns and acrobats have always been a great attraction at circuses and should remain the focus of entertainment instead of animals.“Limerick is a proud City of Culture, let’s extend our compassion to all,” she concluded.Cllr Butler’s motion is going to a full vote at Limerick City and County Council on September 22. WhatsAppcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Daniel ButlerlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Leading the Charge: New Leadership at the American Mortgage Diversity Council

first_img  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Codilis Firm Changes Its Texas Address Next: Firm Solutions and assure360 Officially Merge AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council 2017-07-20 Joey Pizzolato The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Leading the Charge: New Leadership at the American Mortgage Diversity Council Leading the Charge: New Leadership at the American Mortgage Diversity Council The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Diversity and inclusion are more than just vogue words—they’re real, complicated issues that don’t offer easy answers, ones that have far reaching implications, especially in a landscape such as the mortgage industry. Instead, these issues require the collaborative and forward-thinking efforts of many individuals and organizations to stay ahead of the curve, and the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) is doing just that in its recently announced appointment of John Golden as Executive Director. Golden has been in the mortgage industry for 16 years, and has a 27-year operational background across multiple industries bringing effectual support and direction.“We are pleased to welcome John’s leadership to the American Mortgage Diversity Council,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute and Ex-Officio for the AMDC. “His experience and enthusiasm for diversity and inclusion will be vital to AMDC’s outreach efforts and educational programs, along with its future success in continuing to shape our industry for the better.”The AMDC, founded in 2015, supports a wide range of diversity initiatives and promotes dialogue aimed at addressing key issues affecting diversity in and across the mortgage industry. With the support of its broad representation, the AMDC is currently committed to identifying the varying issues and concerns that are unique to particular geographic areas, ethnicities, genders, and races while bridging that gap through targeted, online affiliated courses. The council is also striving to diversify the mortgage industry through a mentorship program that will be developed by working subcommittees.Other leaders in the industry recognize that Golden and the AMDC have a lot on their plate, but have no doubt their ability to overcome whatever challenges they might come across.“Two plus years of commitment and effort has allowed the AMDC to build critical mass,” said Michael Ruiz, Director of Supplier Diversity at Fannie Mae. The hiring of John Golden as Executive Director ensures that the organization will not lose momentum, but rather continue to grow in stature and influence as a key advocate for the evolution of diversity and inclusion throughout the mortgage industry.”Golden is looking forward to leading AMDC’s charge into this uncharted territory.“The opportunity to support efforts in diversity and inclusion, foster a platform for the continuation of the conversation, be involved in the facilitation of meaningful education, and to take part in the advancement of an action agenda with accountability for affecting change in the industry is considered a tremendously worthy opportunity and is aligned with my own personal desire to do work that makes a positive impact for others,” Golden said.Prior to joining AMDC, he served as VP of Quality and Compliance for a national real estate valuation management company, where his colleagues continue to speak highly of him.”I had the opportunity to have John on my executive team at for almost five years,” said Erik Richard, Founder and CEO of Landmark Network, Inc. “Having worked closely with him for all that time gives me the upmost confidence that he will succeed in his new role with AMDC. “The AMDC’s next meeting will be September 18, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas at the 2017 Five Star Conference and Expo. Sign up for DS News Daily July 20, 2017 1,341 Views last_img read more

Centre Removes Prohibition On Transfer Of Land In Jammu & Kashmir To People Outside State [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Removes Prohibition On Transfer Of Land In Jammu & Kashmir To People Outside State [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Oct 2020 5:15 AMShare This – xThe Central Government on Tuesday notified the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Fifth Order, 2020, making it possible for people outside Jammu and Kashmir to buy land in the State.The Jammu and Kashmir Alienation Of Land Act 1995 which prohibited transfer of land in favour of any person who is not a State Subject now stands repealed as a whole.Section…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 Central Government on Tuesday notified the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Fifth Order, 2020, making it possible for people outside Jammu and Kashmir to buy land in the State.The Jammu and Kashmir Alienation Of Land Act 1995 which prohibited transfer of land in favour of any person who is not a State Subject now stands repealed as a whole.Section 4 of the J&K Alienation of Land Act had stated “Transfer of land in favour of any person who is not a State Subject, is prohibited”. This entire Act stands repealed now.Further, the order notified by the Ministry of Home Affairs has amended the J&K Land Revenue Act, 1996 to introduce restrictions on the transfer of agricultural land to a non-agriculturist and conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes. Amendments have been made to the J&K Land Reforms Act as well.The MHA has also removed ‘permanent resident of the state’ criteria in definitions of  “economically weaker section” and “low income group”  in Jammu and Kashmir Development Act, 1970. Spouse to be regarded as domicileThe MHA’s order amends the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Decentralization and Recruitment Act 2010 to include ‘spouse’ of a domicile under the definition of “domicile”.  The order repeals as a whole some of the laws including Jammu and Kashmir Big Landed Estates Abolition Act ( XVII Samvat 2007) , Jammu and Kashmir Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1956 etc. which contains similar prohibitions. “With immediate effect, the Acts mentioned in the Schedule to this Order shall, until repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority, have effect, subject to the adaptations and modifications directed by the Schedule to this Order, or if it is so directed, shall stand repealed.”, the order reads.Section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act 2019 empowers the MHA to amend and repeal laws of UT of J&K.In April, the MHA had brought changes in the domicile laws of J&K to include non-locals living in the UT for 15 years and children of Central government employees serving here for 10 years under the definition of “domicile”. Before the reorganisation of J&K, non-locals were not eligible for jobs in the erstwhile state. The Centre also extended 100% domicile reservation in all government posts. Click here to Read/Download NotificationRead NotificationNext Storylast_img read more

Three dead in apparent double murder-suicide in Ohio home: Police

first_imgaijohn784/iStock(DOYLESTOWN, Ohio) — Three people were found dead in what investigators believe is a double murder-suicide in an Ohio home Monday afternoon, according to local police. An officer responding to a welfare check called in by the family found the bodies in the home in Doylestown, 40 miles south of Cleveland, the Doylestown Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook Monday. “The Doylestown Police Department is not looking for any other suspects,” police said. “The community and our citizens are safe.” Police said they did not immediately release more details or the names of the deceased while the investigation is ongoing and out of respect for the family. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is involved in the case, police said. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NHS salaries too low to make graduate staff stay

first_img Comments are closed. NHS salaries too low to make graduate staff stayOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Graduates with health-related degrees need better starting salaries to stopthem deserting the NHS, according to their representative body. Professions Allied to Medicines claims that more than a third of itsgraduates are quitting their NHS jobs within the first 12 months, largelybecause salaries are far below the national average. Gary Newman, a spokesman for the PAM unions, said, “We have warned fora number of years that it is no longer safe to assume that students graduatingwith a relevant PAM degree will automatically move into the NHS. “It is clear from our survey results in this and previous years thatthe PAM starting salary is not sufficient to attract and retain adequatenumbers of graduates.” Newman said a survey last year revealed that 74 per cent of trusts havedifficulties recruiting physiotherapists, 70 per cent struggle to recruitoccupational therapists and 44 per cent have the same problem withradiographers. Tracy Myhill, vice-president of the Association of Healthcare Human ResourceManagement, believes flexible working practices and improved career developmentopportunities are as important as salary. “Earning more money as a locum will not provide them with the necessarycontinuous professional development essential to the development of theirlong-term careers. “Flexibility in employment arrangements and a real commitment todevelopment are much more likely to attract and retain such skills andexpertise within the NHS,” she said. By Ben Willmott Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Lomond acquires SDL Group’s Birmingham letting portfolio

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Lomond acquires SDL Group’s Birmingham letting portfolio Lomond acquires SDL Group’s Birmingham letting portfolio16th August 201801,182 Views Lomond Capital has acquired SDL Group’s Birmingham residential lettings portfolio, which comprises 500 city centre properties, formerly the CP Bigwood residential lettings portfolio.This is the first city acquisition since Lomond Capital’s regional brand, John Shepherd, moved to its flagship city-centre office last year and cements its leading position in the Birmingham residential property market – with a team of 75.Bruce Evans, Chief Executive, Lomond Capital, said, “John Shepherd is already the number one lettings and estate agency brand in Birmingham, we are seeing more opportunities come through our doors such as the high profile Princes Gate development, due to be launched by John Shepherd New Homes. However, we are not resting on our laurels, continuing to grow organically and by acquisition.”Richard Crathorne, joint Chief Executive of John Shepherd, added, “This is a fantastic portfolio and we are committed to providing professional management services to landlords and investors.”Lomond John Shepherd lomond acquires sdl residential lettings SDL Group 2018-08-16The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Chris Brown Rides Canadian Warmblood Rebel to Championship at WEF

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Horse Sport Enews Email* On the final day of competition for the WEF Premiere Week, the Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Older Section B wrapped up in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring. Chris Brown piloted his own Rebel to the championship with two firsts, two seconds, and a sixth-place ribbon.Brown, of Boynton Beach, FL, purchased Rebel last year and has been developing his relationship with the gelding since. The pair trains with Kimberly Stewart and GlenWillow Farm.“He’s got his own personality. He is a spoiled brat and wants attention all the time,” said Brown of the eight-year-old Canadian Warmblood by Bon Balou, the late stallion who stood at Dreamscape Farm in Langley, BC. “That’s what makes him a great show horse because he is a little bit of a fighter and he wants to always do well.”The first day of the division took place in the South Ring, which Brown described as challenging, but was still very pleased with Rebel’s performance. “It was a good learning experience for him. He is green and it is his first time showing at WEF, so we were very happy.”The duo won the under saddle on the second day of competition in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring and received a score of 84 to win an over fences class.“Today was much more my ride and his ride; we got to flow a little more,” commented Brown. “The courses are absolutely beautiful, they changed the footing, the ring is gorgeous, and the jumps are beautiful. What is not to love?”The reserve championship in the division went to Kristen Baran, of Toronto, ON, on her own Caramia. Baran rode Caramia to a first, three seconds, and a fourth-place finish.Hunter, jumper, and equitation competition will continue with week one of the Winter Equestrian Festival, starting on Wednesday, January 13, and running through Sunday, January 17.Full results from all classes here. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

Protesters force Vodafone to close

first_imgThirty people forced the Vodafone shop on Cornmarket to temporarily close on Saturday, in a protest against corporate tax evasion.The protest came after Private Eye magazine revealed that Vodafone negotiated a deal with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, agreeing to let the company off a large amount of tax. The actual figures are unknown, although Vodafone have denied a reported figure of £6 billion. Protesters sat inside the shop from 2pm for two hours, while others held banners reading, “Vodafone’s Tax Dodge: £6bn; Welfare Cuts: £7bn.”The protesters were eventually removed by police, and one Oxford Brookes student was arrested after refusing to leave.The protest formed part of a national day of action against Vodafone’s tax evasion, with sit-ins happening in stores in eight cities across the UK.last_img read more

Aulds unveils desserts factory

first_imgScottish firm Aulds has opened its new £7m factory in Renfrewshire. Employing over 170 people, the new 35,000 sq ft factory and office complex at Inchinnan replaces a previous facility destroyed by fire in September 2005.The new factory produces a range of frozen products, including gateaux and other desserts. Main customers are national foodservice companies across the UK and Europe.Since the fire at Inchinnan, Aulds has been operating its frozen foods business from a £2m semi-permanent production facility, established alongside the original factory, eight weeks after the original fire. This is now to be dismantled and removed.MD Alan Marr said: “The factory provides the platform to expand our frozen desserts business.”One of the top three manufacturers of frozen desserts in the UK, Aulds (Food) is a sister company of Thomas Auld & Sons, which operates a factory in Greenock producing fresh bakery products for the company’s 44 shops across West Central Scotland.last_img read more

Press release: Herbal skin cream found to contain steroids

first_imgIf you are unsure about the safety of a medicine claiming to be “natural” or “herbal” you should check for a Marketing Authorisation (MA) or Product Licence (PL) number or Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) number / the THR logo. This means the product has been assessed by MHRA for safety and has been manufactured correctly. For more information, visit NHS.If you are aware of Zudaifu cream being sold, please report it to MHRA at [email protected] News centreMHRA10 South ColonnadeLondonE14 4PU Out of office hours: 07770 446 189 (17:00 – 08:30) The MHRA has been working to prevent the further sale of Zudaifu cream and advises anyone who has bought it online to stop using it immediately.Zudaifu cream is not a licensed medicine and has been marketed in the UK as a “natural” Chinese herbal remedy for the treatment of a range of skin conditions, most commonly eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.Our analysis of the product found the presence of the steroid clobetasol propionate. This is the active ingredient in Prescription-Only medicines used for the treatment of a range skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.Creams containing steroids should be used sparingly and as directed by the prescriber. They should not be used on children under 1 year of age.This follows a warning earlier this year for a product called [Yiganerjing Cream](https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-doesnt-mean-safe-herbal-medicines-found-to-contain-steroids0 described as a “natural” Chinese herbal medicine that contained the same steroid and antifungal ingredients.Dr Chris Jones, Manager of the Medicines Borderline Section at MHRA said: Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. For real-time updates including the latest press releases and news statements, see our Twitter channel at https://www.twitter.com/mhragovuk Email [email protected] Media enquiries During office hours: 020 3080 7651 (08:30 – 17:00) We have again identified a potentially harmful cream described as a natural Chinese herbal medicine on the market. Selling creams directly to the public that contain strong steroids is illegal and they are potentially dangerous if they are used without medical supervision. Steroids must only be prescribed by healthcare professionals who follow strict criteria when prescribing them and can monitor patients using them. They can suppress the skin’s response to infection and can also cause long-term thinning of the skin. If steroids are applied long term, particularly on children, they can lead to other medical problems. Our advice to anyone who has bought it previously or is currently using Zudaifu cream – particularly on young children and babies – is to stop using it immediately. If you have any questions, please contact your healthcare professional.last_img read more

Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa wood

first_img Read Full Story In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked inside the blades of these feats of modern engineering is a decidedly low-tech core material: balsa wood.Like other manufactured products that use sandwich panel construction to achieve a combination of light weight and strength, turbine blades contain carefully arrayed strips of balsa wood from Ecuador, which provides 95 percent of the world’s supply.For centuries, the fast-growing balsa tree has been prized for its light weight and stiffness relative to density. But balsa wood is expensive and natural variations in the grain can be an impediment to achieving the increasingly precise performance requirements of turbine blades and other sophisticated applications.As turbine makers produce ever-larger blades—the longest now measure 75 meters, almost matching the wingspan of an Airbus A380 jetliner—they must be engineered to operate virtually maintenance-free for decades. In order to meet more demanding specifications for precision, weight, and quality consistency, manufacturers are searching for new sandwich construction material options.Now, using a cocktail of fiber-reinforced epoxy-based thermosetting resins and 3D extrusion printing techniques, materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed cellular composite materials of unprecedented light weight and stiffness. Because of their mechanical properties and the fine-scale control of fabrication (see video), the researchers say these new materials mimic and improve on balsa, and even the best commercial 3D-printed polymers and polymer composites available.last_img read more

Graduate Commons Program honors Faust

first_imgEarlier this month the Graduate Commons community honored President Faust for her commitment as a leader and friend of the program. Throughout the program’s 10 years, organizers say, Faust has continued to put belonging and inclusion at the forefront of Harvard’s values.The Graduate Commons program is a unique interdisciplinary program that provides a “home away from home” for the Harvard graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families living in Harvard University Housing. President Faust was in attendance as the program thanked more than 60 participating Community Advisors and Faculty who support the program and host more than 400 events for the diverse residential community.In thanking Faust for her unwavering support throughout the years, Graduate Commons Program Director Lisa Valela, said, “Tonight as you prepare to move forward from your tenure as Harvard’s 28th President, we stop to recognize the gift you provided us 10 years ago, that enabled the Graduate Commons Program to begin, to grow, and now to flourish. Without your generosity and focus on building ONE HARVARD, we would not be sitting here today.”last_img read more

SISTAR program offers student research grants

first_imgFounded in 1991, the Student Independent Study and Research (SISTAR) grant provides Saint Mary’s students and faculty members with the opportunity to create eight-week summer research partnerships. Professor Laura Haigwood, director of the Center for Academic Innovation (CFAI), said the grant was established to encourage the collaboration of Saint Mary’s students and professors. “The program was inspired, in part, by the close, collegial, teaching and research relationships that faculty and students develop at SMC,” she said. “We wanted to be able to reward and encourage that work.” The grant, which provides the student researchers with housing and a stipend, is funded by donations. Haigwood said Maryjeanne Ryan Burke, a 1956 graduate of Saint Mary’s College, is a large contributor to the program. Haigwood said the Burke endowment is offered to specifically qualified professors. “The Burke SISTAR is reserved for full-time, tenure-track faculty who are not yet tenured, and it has proved an outstanding research, teaching and learning opportunity for them and for their students,” she said. Outside of the Burke SISTAR grant, the prerequisites for student and faculty applicants are much more imprecise, Haigwood said. The program is open to all full-time students and faculty of all studies. Haigwood said although the number of applicants varies greatly from year to year, the grant is usually awarded to four student-faculty research partnerships. The grant is typically presented to a rising senior. The application process includes an interview and a written proposal. According to Haigwood, the CFAI grant committee makes the award decisions. The committee is chaired by Haigwood and includes five other faculty members that are elected by the Faculty Assembly. Last year’s four award recipients were selected from a variety of departments. Senior Ashley Feely worked with Sociology Professor Mary Ann Kanieski on a project entitled “Emerging Patterns in Relationships Between Mothers and Their Adult Children: Examining Mothers’ Self-Constructed Identity.” Fellow senior Megan Griffin partnered with Political Science Professor Patrick Pierce on a study called “Race to the Top: The Political Economy of State Tax Incentives for Business.” Brynn Thomas, also a Saint Mary’s senior, collaborated with Professor Susan Latham on a communicative disorders project. Senior Alyssa Klubeck teamed up with history professor David Stefanic on a project called “Women in Revolution: Comparing Women in the French and Irish Revolutions.” Klubeck said the experience was beneficial on an educational and professional level, as well as being enjoyable. “It was an incredible amount of fun to work so closely with one of my favorite professors and gain the experience of working with a professional academic,” Klubeck said. The grant also supports travel and related expenses for the student to attend a professional conference in the next academic year. Stefanic and Klubeck were able to present their study at a conference in Nebraska this fall. Haigwood said the idea behind the grant is to give students the opportunity to work side-by-side in a study with a professor, rather than as an assistant. “We want [the faculty and the student] to work together as genuine peers,” Haigwood said. “SISTAR students are generally more like graduate students than undergraduates in their collaborative work with faculty. We want her to be a co-researcher, or an independent peer researcher.” With aspirations to attend graduate school, Klubeck said she recognized the opportunity the SISTAR grant offered her. However, Klubeck said the program gave her more than just a resume boost. “While research and writing were invaluable, I found what I learned from Dr. Stefancic as a mentor in my work was a great opportunity,” she said. “I think that is what the SISTAR program really has going for it. The connections it builds between students and professors to work together and learn from each other are unparalleled.”last_img read more

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello & More Will Star in Tuck Everlasting

first_img View Comments Casting is now set for the previously announced world premiere of Tuck Everlasting at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. The new production, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, will star Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Robert Lenzi, Terrence Mann, Michael Park and newcomer Sarah Charles Lewis. Carmello, Keenan-Bolger and Park had initially been tapped to appear in the 2013 pre-Broadway world premiere in Boston, which was subsequently canceled. The new production will begin performances on January 21, 2015 and run through February 22. Opening night is set for February 4. No official word yet on the tuner’s plans for the Great White Way following Atlanta.Featuring music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear, Tuck Everlasting follows a young girl (Lewis) and her friendship with Jesse Tuck (Keenan-Bolger) and his family, who become immortal after drinking from an enchanted spring. Based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, the story has twice been adapted for the screen.Keenan-Bolger’s Broadway credits include Newsies, Mary Poppins, Seussical and Beauty and the Beast. Carmello, who will take on the role of Ma Tuck, earned Tony nominations for her performances in Parade, Lestat and Scandalous. She recently appeared in the pre-Broadway engagement of Finding Neverland. Lenzi, who will play Miles Tuck, made his Broadway debut in South Pacific. Mann, who takes on the role of the Man in the Yllow Suit, earned a Tony nod for his most recent Broadway performance in Pippin; he was also nominated for Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables. Park will play Pa Tuck; he has appeared on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Little Me. Lewis, at just 10-years-old, recently starred in Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Annie.Additional cast members will include Michael Wartella as Hugo, Shannon Eubanks as Nana and Liza Jaine as Betsy Foster. The world premiere production will feature a set by Walt Spangler, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Brian Ronan.last_img read more

A case (study) for boosting compliance capabilities

first_imgNo doubt about it, credit union compliance is complicated. Just ask Katie Elliott, vice president of risk management and compliance at Stanford Federal Credit Union.  When Katie was hired two years ago, the $2.6 billion Palo Alto, California, institution had a surprise waiting for her that would positively change the way she manages compliance.Stanford FCU had just installed ComplySight, the compliance management system offered by PolicyWorks. As Katie learned her new job, she also mastered the ComplySight system. “I can’t speak highly enough of this program and the staff who support it,” she said in PolicyWorks’ recent case study Credit Union Compliance:Managing the Juggling Act describing Stanford’s efforts to boost its compliance capabilities. “I couldn’t have asked for a better resource.”Stanford serves a highly educated membership base with high service expectations while grappling with the rules, regs and requirements coming in daily from numerous sources. ComplySight’s comprehensive service profile and flexibility, tailored to Stanford’s unique requirements and needs, provides Katie and others who share compliance responsibilities with the tools they need to confidently manage these challenges. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Cres renters soon to interest-free loans to raise the quality of accommodation

first_imgBy the way, the exact number of renters who have used HBOR’s credit line so far is a business secret, but as we unofficially find out, a total of about 50 renters used this credit line to finance the work of private renters. More on that in the attachment. Source: Novi List / Cover photo: Apartment Pinja, Cres / Booking.com An education in tourism was held on the island of Cres so that Cres renters could better prepare for the upcoming season and new tourist trends, which are jointly organized by the Cres Tourist Board and the Cres Landlords Association. Namely, it is HBOR’s credit line for renters, in which the Ministry of Tourism subsidizes one percentage point of interest, so that renters can get a loan with an interest rate of two percent per year and a one-year grace period. However, according to the proposal of the mayor of Cres, the city would join this credit line and subsidize the remaining two percent, which would make loans for Cres renters interest-free. Vesna Bartolović, head of HBOR’s regional office for Primorje and Gorski kotar, who presented the new credit line of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Renato Kraljev, a well-known Croatian chef, spoke about the formation of menus based on indigenous dishes and groceries and Nedo Pinezić, the first man of family accommodation in Croatia. RELATED NEWS: HOW MANY RENTERS HAVE USED THE CREDIT LINE TO FINANCE THE WORK OF PRIVATE RENTERS? The news that resonated from the workshop was the proposal of the mayor of Cres, Kristijan Jurjak, to include Cres with a subsidy for loans to renters, which would provide Cres renters with interest-free loans to raise the quality of accommodation, writes Novi List. last_img read more

Increase in the number of punters in airports and seaports

first_imgIn September 2019, Croatian airports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 494% more than in the same month last year. Since the first month of this year, the number of passengers in seaports and airports has been continuously growing. Thus, the growth of passengers was also recorded in September. The largest passenger traffic was achieved by Split Airport with 468 thousand passengers (an increase of 3,2% compared to September 2018), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 403 thousand passengers (an increase of 5,1% compared to September 2018) and Zagreb Airport with 348 thousand passengers (an increase of 1,3% compared to September 2018). The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 319 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 8,4% compared to the same period last year. Source: CBS The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the third quarter of 2019 amounted to 18,2 million passengers, which is 5,0% more than in the same period in 2018. The number of passengers increased in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Supetar , Preko, Krk, Korcula, Zadar and Jablanac. 3,5% more passenger cars and 3,9% more buses were loaded and unloaded on ships compared to the same quarter of 2018. Increase in the number of passengers in seaports in the third quarter of 2019 as well. The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in September 2019 was 15, which is a decrease of 272% compared to September 2018. Almost 19 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the third quarter of 2019, which is the highest in that period in the last five years. Compared to the same period in 2018, this is an increase of 4,9%. Source: CBS Of the total number of passengers in seaports, 3,2% or 607 thousand were disembarked from cruise ships and, among other things, visited the ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Hvar, Korcula, Rijeka and Sibenik. Compared to the same period in 2018, these passengers increased by 0,1%.last_img read more

Newsum warns on lease laws

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Partners Group buys out investors in Nordic Niam portfolio

first_imgPartners Group has bought a real estate portfolio in Finland and Sweden for €300m at a discount on the secondary market.The Swiss private market investment manager acquired the retail and office properties from investors in a fund managed by Nordic investment manager Niam.The 380,000sqm portfolio, built up in 2006-07, comprised the remaining assets in Niam Fund III.The fund will be wound up, but Niam will continue to manage the properties with Partners Group. Fund manager Urban Ehrling said he was leaving Niam following the transaction.Partners Group said it “provided an off-market solution, allowing an exit for investors and time to maximise the value creation potential of all remaining assets over the next 3-5 years”.Fabian Neuenschwander, vice-president in real estate secondaries, said: “The Finnish and Swedish real estate markets will continue to perform well in the coming years, and we see this transaction as a unique opportunity for our clients to benefit from this development.”As part of the deal, done in June and July, Partners Group was involved in negotiating the refinancing of all the portfolio’s existing debt facilities, as well as the buyout of minority shareholders and joint-venture partners.It was also involved in preparing a mezzanine facility in the capital structure of one of the investments at preferential terms.Niam said it would work with Partners Group over the next few years to execute a strategy for generating value in the properties.Pekka Salakka, senior director at Niam, said: “Niam is very familiar with these properties because we have been successfully operating these assets since the build-up of the portfolio.”Partners Group has made a number of transactions on the secondary market in recent years.Last month it said it bought 31 investors out of the $1bn (€776m) troubled Chinese property fund Trophy Property Development.last_img read more

UK pensions regulator wins court case on peripatetic workers

first_imgThe UK High Court has ruled in favour of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in the first judicial review of the latter’s approach in relation to automatic enrolment.The case concerned the position the TPR took in relation to peripatetic workers, such as seafarers and airline pilots.It was brought by Fleet Maritime Services (Bermuda) (FMSB), a company that employs seafarers who work on ships owned by Carnival, such as P&O Cruises and Cunard.In July 2014, TPR effectively ordered FMSB to auto-enrol qualifying employees, setting out its approach and guidance in a compliance notice to the company. FMSB challenged this with TPR, but, in September 2014, the regulator affirmed its decision, prompting the employer to seek a judicial review of the decision.FMSB argued that many of its UK staff were not covered by the Pensions Act 2008, as they worked in international waters and could not be said to “ordinarily work in the UK”. TPR argued that the location of the workers’ base was the primary consideration and not their contracts.Shortly before Christmas, the UK High Court ruled that the regulator’s approach on peripatetic workers was correct and concluded that the “base test” and not the “contract test” was the most appropriate test to apply when establishing where such a worker “ordinarily works”.TPR chief executive Lesley Titcomb welcomed the judgment, also noting that the judge made clear that “decisions of the regulator based on the assessment of particular facts are not ordinarily suitable for judicial review”.The High Court ruled in favour of the company in relation to those workers who regularly begin and end tours of duty in non-UK ports.last_img read more

Calls for shopkeepers to develop Rodent Control Program

first_img Share 16 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Anthony Scotland. (File photo)The Environmental Coordinating Unit wants shop keepers and food establishments to development a Rodent Control Program to eradicate the cases of Leptospirosis on the island.Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland says 34 cases of Leptospirosis have been recorded so far for this year. “They should always design their shops to prevent rodents. The rats always find a way into these premises. Sugar and flour should be stored in sealed containers. During the night they should protect the sugar and flour containers. If the rodent problems persist, then the shopkeepers need to bait the rat. They must be killed. They also need to manage their scrap in an effort to starve the rats,” Scotland noted.Scotland is also advising persons to connect their waste water line unto the sewage system.“When the scrap goes into the public drain, food is being provided for the rats and also other animals,” he explained.Meantime, Anthony says a program to reduce the rodent population at Dominica’s Sea Ports is ongoing.“We have done rodent control programs in Portsmouth. Woodbridge Bay was the major hub, we have started a program at Longhouse and we are baiting and trying to protect the food that’s coming into the ports,” he said.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Calls for shopkeepers to develop Rodent Control Program by: – September 23, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

NO ACCREDITATION? Foundation hits snag after Dinagyang launching

first_img“Probably, the IFFI could have a jointventure or undertaking with an organization already accredited,” Peñaredondosuggested. * community-based and sectoral-based,with project development and implementation track record of at least one year IDFI got Treñas’ ire in January thisyear for not inviting him to the festival. It was learned yesterday that IDFI wasseeking to renew its accreditation with the city government. The SP, however,was yet to act on its application. During the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s(SP) deliberation yesterday on IFFI’s application for accreditation, citycouncilors agreed to defer taking action after Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondopointed out that the foundation may not be able to meet the accreditationguidelines. But Peñaredondo may have misunderstoodDILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-72, a former Commission on Audit (COA) Region6 official told Panay News. Also,the former official added, “If the city government wanted to release funds tothe participating public schools, then it has to observe the guidelinesprovided in COA Circular No. 94-013.” * reliability, as evidenced by thepreparation of annual reports and conduct of annual meetings duly certified bythe board secretary of the organization ILOILO City – A day after announcingthat the city government would be allotting a P25-million assistance to theIloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI) that has been tapped to handle the2020 edition of Dinagyang Festival, Mayor Jerry Treñas said yesterday nogovernment fund would be released to the foundation. After learning of the SP’s decision todefer taking action on IFFI’s accreditation, Treñas said, “The foundation willnot receive any funds from the city.” Accordingto the former COA official, “the applicable guidelines insofar as accreditationof nongovernment organizations, but necessarilyto be done by sanggunian, is COA CircularNo. 2007-01 as reiterated in COA Circular No. 2012-001.” “Itbears stressing that according to Item 2.3 (of the memo), its issuance intendedto cover accreditation for purpose of representation in the local specialbodies, not for joint venture implementation of projects,” according to theformer COA official who asked not to be identified. Treñas, however, said he wouldcontinue coordinating with the IFFI so that the Local Government Code and DILGrequirements would be met. In a previous interview, Treñas saidthat as an official of the city (he was the congressman then), he should havebeen invited and that the festival should have been spared from politics. Hewas then running against the incumbent mayor, Jose Espinosa III. The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc.(IDFI) used to be the city government’s partner in organizing the annualDinagyang but in June this year Treñas announced a new foundation would beformed to manage the festival starting this January 2020.center_img Item2.3 of the memo read: “This Memorandum Circular shall only involve theaccreditation process for civil society organizations for purpose ofrepresentation in the local special bodies.” The IFFI was organized only in Julythis year and its officers were inducted by Treñas only this Monday, Sept. 16,on the same day the mayor announced a P25-million city government assistance tothe foundation. It was during Treñas’ term as mayorfrom 2001 to 2010 that the private sector – the IDFI for that matter – wastapped asofficial managing partner of the citygovernment and the Parish of San Jose de Placer for the Dinagyang. DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-72released on May 22, 2019 listed the requirements for local governmentaccreditation of civil society organizations. Two of these were: Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI). IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “The IFFI is a new organization. It isimpossible to accredit it at this time. We would all be held liable forviolating the Local Government Code and the DILG memo circular,” Peñaredondowarned fellow councilors. Peñaredondo,meanwhile, stressed that IFFI could continueoperating and “help the city of Iloilo in whatever undertaking through amemorandum of agreement, but as far as funding this organization, it isprohibited.” The city government will releaseDinagyang money directly to the participating schools and festival-relatedactivities. The city mayor apparently overlooked arequirement set by the Local Government Code and Department of Interiorand Local Government (DILG). No fund could be released to civil societyorganizations not accredited by the local government unit. In deciding to drop IDFI, Treñas saidthere were people in the foundation he could no longer work with. He also said the IDFI had no ownershipor exclusive right over the staging of Dinagyang “kay ti iya ina sang pumoluyo sang syudad.” According to Peñaredondo, the IFFIlacked track record (at least one year) and financial records required by theLocal Government Code and DILG. During the Dinagyang 2020 launching onMonday, the IFFI bared 11 festival-related activities: Iloilo Dinagyang ArtFestival (Jan. 18 to 25), Ilonggo Food Festival (Jan. 23 to 26), Miss Iloilo2020 (Jan. 24), Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika (Jan. 24), fluvial and solemnfoot procession (Jan. 24), Floats Parade of Lights (Jan. 24), fireworksdisplay (Jan. 24), Dinagyang sa Calle Real (Jan. 25), Festive Parade SponsorsMardi Gras (Jan. 25), religious sadsad (Jan.25), and Dinagyang 360° (Jan. 26)./PNlast_img read more

MLB World Series

first_imgWe are about to embark on another World Series.  How many of you in April picked Kansa City and San Francisco to be the two combatants?   I know I did not.  What a feel good story to see the Royals in the Series for the first time in almost 30 years.  San Francisco will be trying to win their third series in the last 6 years.  It should be exciting if nothing else.I think I will root for the Royals just because they will be the underdog.  I normally root for the national League but the Royals are hard to root against.  Having won eight games in a row and most of them by one run or in extra innings certainly classifies them as the cardiac kids.  Some experts say they are so young that they really don’t know any better.  I would  disagree and say they are playing loose and as long as it lasts, ride the tide.San Francisco is much more of an experienced team and have several players with a lot of Series experience.   They were not as dominating in their route to the Series  but they defeated the teams that were supposed to win and thus are on the brink of another Series title.  Just sit back, watch the games, and root for your favorite team.last_img read more

O’Neill hails importance of draw

first_img O’Neill’s men came close to going top of Group F as they heaped on the pressure in the final moments of the 0-0 stalemate at Windsor Park. Only visiting goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu prevented them taking all three points, denying Jonny Evans just before the break before saving from Kyle Lafferty and Oliver Norwood in the dying minutes. Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill believes his side have all but guaranteed themselves a Euro 2016 play-off place after drawing with Romania. “I felt it was probably the tensest game yet, there was tension there from the outset,” he said. “Both teams stifled each other: we pressed them very well and they did likewise to us. It became a game neither side wanted to lose. “Both teams were determined not to be beaten and the games may well continue in that fashion. They will all probably be decided by finest of margins from now on.” Press Association A share of the spoils still leaves them with 13 points, two ahead of Hungary in third and seven in front of the Faroe Islands, who have stunned Greece twice to sit fourth. O’Neill still has his heart set on automatic qualification but believes the play-off that comes with third spot is effectively in the bag. “With a little more care in the box or a little more precision with the finishing we could have won the game but this is a big point,” said O’Neill. “It cements our place in the top three I think and that leaves it all to play for when we face the Faroes and Hungary in September. “I’ve said all along 18 points is the target and this is another point towards that. What is great is that we’re still only one point behind Romania. “We’ve managed to get points on board early, winning difficult games in Greece and Hungary and we’ve followed that with seven points from nine at home. “We saw here close to our strongest team going head to head with the side that is widely recognised as strongest in the group and I don’t think there was anything between the sides at all.” O’Neill believes this top-of-the-table clash was the most nervy he has experienced in the campaign – with the rivals constantly weighing up the risk and reward of pushing for victory – but expects plenty more of the same in the next four fixtures. last_img read more

Florida Schools and Colleges Not part of Phase One Re-opening

first_imgThe phase-one re-opening of Florida begins today, but that does not include schools and colleges. Students will continue to learn on-line at least until the fall.Palm Beach State College is a public college in Lake Worth, Florida. It has five campuses which won’t be opening until the fall due to COVID-19.Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker is the first female president in the history of the institution, which opened in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college. She says the majority of courses are now being offered on-line except for classes such as welding which simply can’t be taught on a computer.The College now offers more than 130 programs of study, including bachelor’s and associate degrees, professional certificates and career training. Serving 49,000 students annually. Those students who are graduating in the fall will be able to take part in a virtual graduation and then a formal ceremony will be held in August.Parker says that face-to-face learning will resume in the fall as well.Under President Parker’s stewardship, the college opened in 5th campus in Loxahatchee Groves in 2016 and reached its highest enrollment in the institution’s history. Palm Beach State College enrolls nearly 49,000 students in over 100 programs of study including bachelor of applied science, associate in arts and associate in science degree programs, and short-term certificates, as well as continuing education and avocational courses. Parker also wants students to know that Palm Beach State College has received federal funds that she can pass on to students in need. Listen to the full interview with Ava Parker here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Ava-Parker-Palm-Beach-State-College.mp3last_img read more

Roberson expects to maintain aggressiveness after 19-point, 10-rebound performance

first_imgWhile Tyler Roberson continues to assert himself on the offensive end, there’s one part of his game he’s still hesitant to use — his midrange jumper.But for the Syracuse sophomore forward, there’s a simple adjustment to make when those shots don’t fall.“I took it a few times today and it didn’t go in,” Roberson said. “Once I knew it wasn’t really going in, I just looked to attack.”It paid off, as Roberson set a career-high in scoring with 19 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to help the Orange (16-9, 7-5 Atlantic Coast) keep pace with No. 4 Duke (22-3, 9-3) before ultimately losing, 80-72, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Roberson’s role in the SU frontcourt has evolved throughout the season as a result of injuries to DaJuan Coleman and Chris McCullough. Though his production hasn’t been totally consistent, his aggression on the offensive end is on an upward spike.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When I was attacking, good things were happening,” Roberson said, “so I just kept going to it and it was working out for me.”Michael Gbinije was blanketed. Trevor Cooney was face-guarded. Rakeem Christmas had the attention of Duke’s biggest defender, Jahlil Okafor.The combination created plenty of space for Roberson to supply Syracuse’s frontcourt with plenty of production.“They’re leaving him,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, “and he’s got to take the ball to the basket when he can and he did it. He had a tremendous game.”After scoring SU’s first points with a layup, Roberson took a dump-off pass from Christmas underneath the basket and threw down a dunk to put the Orange up 14-8. He then added a late floater from the block to head into halftime as SU’s second-leading scorer.Roberson took a feed from Gbinije to flush another dunk, and four minutes later cleaned up his own missed floater with an aggressive chase after the rebound and a power dribble to clear space before putting it back in.Roberson added two more layups — including an and-one, drawing a fourth foul on Okafor — and tacked on some free throws. His 10 points and his six rebounds, including four off SU misses, led Syracuse in the second half.Although his 19 points were more than he had scored in his previous three games combined, his career night wasn’t enough to upend the Blue Devils.But it was another step in the right direction as Roberson continues to pick his spots to be effective.“(He’s) just finishing better, getting open and just going after loose balls,” Gbinije said. “He did a good job of getting some second chances for us. We need them down there.” Comments Published on February 16, 2015 at 12:17 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fiammetta: Badgers’ weaknesses persist

first_imgThe sense of relief at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday afternoon was so blatantly obvious that it left many Wisconsin fans wondering, “Why can’t we play teams like Purdue on the road”?Scheduling gripes aside, the Badgers got back on track this weekend, cruising to a 62-17 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. Finally, all was good as the Badgers finally returned to Camp Randall after the massive heartbreak of the past two weeks. Wisconsin might not be able to push the losses at Ohio State and at Michigan State out of their heads forever, but they can at least bump them to the backs of their minds now.Control of their own destiny – if there is such a meaningful thing halfway through the season – is beyond the Badgers’ reach, but with some very feasible help from the rest of the Big Ten and/or the BCS computers, a BCS bowl berth is still attainable.But as much as Wisconsin is hoping for losses from Ohio State and Penn State, the Badgers will reap their own benefits from improving on some weakness that were highlighted throughout that brutal road stretch and apparent even Saturday against Purdue.Settle the special teamsThe Badgers now rank second-to-last in the Big Ten in kickoff coverage, a testament to how dire the special teams situation has become in Madison.“Dire” might seem a bit exaggerated following a 62-17 blowout, but the nightmares in Columbus and East Lansing proved just how critical special teams miscues can be. Granted, the Badgers finally prevented a kick or punt from being blocked and Phillip Welch’s 52-yard field goal at the end of the first half was a tremendous confidence booster for the senior kicker.However, that also strengthened the spotlight on Wisconsin’s coverage issues. The Badgers are No. 115 in the country with 139.9 yards allowed on kickoffs per game and No. 74 with 22.09 yards allowed per kickoff, two staggeringly alarming rankings for a team that otherwise plays generally clean football.After the game Saturday saw Purdue’s freshman returner Raheem Mostert average 41.2 yards on five kickoffs with a 49-yarder on his first and a 74-yarder on his second, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema pointed out a need to evaluate the personnel and assignments the Badgers send out on kickoffs.But how many changes can they really make? Wisconsin also naturally struggles covering punts, ranking No. 76 in yards allowed per punt return (809). Wisconsin’s remaining opponents, Minnesota, Illinois and Penn State, rank seventh, 12th and fourth, respectively, in kickoff returns and fourth, 12th and 10th in punt returns, respectively. But with only three regular season games left, can the Badgers really afford much tinkering when they essentially must win every game?Ignite James WhiteThe sophomore running back was one of Wisconsin’s most electric players in 2010, averaging 6.7 yards per carry en route to a 1,052-yard, 14-touchdown season. This season, White is down to 5.1 yards per carry and he’s been trending downward since rushing for 87 yards on 13 carries (6.7 yards per) against Indiana. Against Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue in the subsequent weeks, White’s averages have dipped to 3.8, 3.2 and 2.9, respectively.Sudden spells of an inability to move the football have been the Badgers’ kryptonite this season – most notably in their two losses – and White has barely provided a spark since his season-high 95 yards and one touchdown against South Dakota Sept. 24. At Michigan State, White rushed 11 times for 42 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. One week later at Ohio State, he contributed only five rushes for 16 yards and one catch for six yards.Explanations for White’s stunning ineffectiveness have ranged from a perceived lack of explosiveness to the fact there’s no longer last year’s element of surprise with him in the game. White has also taken a more secondary role behind Ball this year, whereas last season saw him contribute as a centerpiece of Wisconsin’s Three-Headed Monster with John Clay, Ball and himself.Regardless, White’s contributions have diminished this season, and at times, they’ve been lethal to Wisconsin’s offense. The Badgers remain as dynamic a unit as there is in the nation, but those offensive droughts that have developed in the middle of games – on the road, no less – can halt any momentum Wisconsin will gain with victories in its final three games.Discover a concrete No. 3 wide receiverThis issue has permeated throughout the season, beginning during the Badgers’ stellar performance in non-conference games and rising steadily in prominence with each of the challenges presented since. With opponents well aware of Nick Toon’s skill and Jared Abbrederis’ emergence as a legitimate No. 1 receiver, Wisconsin seemed to be in need of one more firm receiving option.Tight end Jacob Pedersen has developed into UW’s latest promising tight end, catching 24 passes for 310 yards and seven touchdowns this season. The redshirt sophomore has proven to be good for about three catches a game in Big Ten play and a reliable security blanket for Wilson, but in the search for weapons that will further open up defenses and create options for his quarterback, Pedersen generally lacks big-play ability.Augmenting the issue is Toon’s sudden disappearing act; the redshirt senior has not caught more than three passes since Oct. 1 against Nebraska and hasn’t scored since then either. Sure, as the team’s No. 1 wideout, Toon draws the majority of the opposing defenses’ attention. But also, as the No. 1 wideout, isn’t he supposed to beat it consistently?So behind Toon and Abbrederis, the Badgers have yet to see a true answer emerge at the No. 3 receiver spot. Jeff Duckworth has taken the snaps at that role this season, though he’s caught more than two passes in a game once which was against Indiana Oct. 15. Against Purdue Saturday, he saw arguably his most snaps in a game and caught two passes for 78 yards, 66 of which came on one pass in the first quarter.Sophomore Manasseh Garner is next in line and was widely expected to emerge this season, though surgery to repair a hernia cost him the first three games of the season. Since then, he has only suited up for the Sept. 24 South Dakota game and Saturday. In those games, Garner’s caught two passes for 45 yards.Mike is a senior majoring in journalism. What’s the biggest issue for this Badgers team? Let him know on Twitter @mikefiammetta and be sure to follow @BHeraldSports for all the latest Badgers news.last_img read more

Men’s Rowing: Four Wisconsin rowers earn invitation to top National Team Selection Camp

first_imgFour University of Wisconsin rowers have secured invitations to attend the 2017 USRowing Men’s U23 Selection Camp, a precursor to representing the U.S. in the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championship. Wisconsin rowers, senior Sebastian Amberger, senior Andrew Griffin, senior Sam Weeks and junior Erik Kernozek are among the 29 athletes invited to the national team camp. The Men’s U23 Selection Camp will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this summer. The group of invited rowers will compete for making boat placement to represent the U.S. at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in July in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The training camp will be coached by Dave O’Neill of the University of Texas and Brian De Regt of Oakland Strokes. They will evaluate the rowers and winnow down the group to comprise just an eight and a four.Rowing in a league of their own, Wisconsin women compete at elite levelsOn an international stage in Rotterdam, Netherlands, rowers from around the world gathered to compete in the 2016  World Under 23 Rowing Read…Wisconsin’s Sam Weeks attended the national team selection camp in 2016 and is determined to take his upcoming experience as far as he can. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get a second shot at selection camp,” Weeks said. “Being cut on the final day of camp last year, I’m hoping to use my experience to take the next step this summer and make one of the boats.”As a senior, with his NCAA eligibility coming to a close and years of rowing for one of the top men’s rowing teams in the country, Weeks has both the ideal mindset and skillset to accomplish his goals. “This is likely the best I will be at rowing since my collegiate eligibility runs out once this season is over, so I will be in the best possible position to perform at my highest ability,” Weeks said.College basketball’s top performers throughout historyCentral Michigan’s Marcus Keene recorded the first 50-point game in NCAA Division I play in the last four years a Read…Along with Wisconsin rowers being frequently invited to U23 selection camp on consecutive years, UW’s rowing team also provides the most athletes chosen for the prestigious camp compared to other schools each year. In 2016, six Badgers were invited to the Men’s U23 National Team Selection camp: John Laing Wise IV, Sam Weeks, Sebastian Amberger, Andrew Griffin, James Lueken and James Roen. An invitation to selection camp is based upon “coach recommendations, physical and physiological characteristics (e.g. height, weight,), past performance in international and domestic competition, and the athlete’s ability to match the style and technique of the crew as determined by the designated coach,” according to USRowing. Cornell University and Yale are each sending three rowers, followed by Harvard and Princeton, who will each send two. The men’s rowing program at Wisconsin has great strength in producing athletes who are highly competitive at the top level of collegiate rowing. “Coach Clark has always told us he runs the Wisconsin system like a national team program,” Weeks said. “We race a lot and are constantly being tested and scored, but this gives every rower countless opportunities to show improvement and move up in the rankings.” While other colleges with rowing traditions use a strategy of creating a winning team by further developing rowers who proved themselves on the high school stage, Wisconsin largely draws from “walk-ons” with no prior rowing experience. UW cultivates top rowers from scratch in the realm of collegiate rowing, and for some, on the national and international arena.Wisconsin’s Erik Kernozek walked on to the men’s rowing team at Wisconsin his freshman year and now has the revered opportunity to make the national team. “The top end of collegiate rowing right now is extremely saturated with internationally recruited oarsmen,” Kernozek said. “I’m proud to be a part of a team that develops walk-on, home-grown athletes like myself to the United States national team selection camp level.”Men’s hockey: Here are all the Badgers currently playing in the 2017 NHL PlayoffsWith the NHL Playoffs beginning last weekend, it can be hard to know who to root for. Maybe your team Read…Weeks came into NCAA Division I collegiate rowing with some high school rowing experience, but showed dramatic improvement while rowing for the Badgers. “The system here allowed me to develop from being the slowest recruit in my class to being invited to the U23 camp,” Weeks said. “What is even more impressive is that two of the other three guys invited from Wisconsin are walk-ons and had never rowed a stroke before college, which really validates how quickly and well the system can develop elite American oarsmen.” Beyond the athletic development that makes a top collegiate rower, the dedication and commitment needed for such achievements has also had profound positive mental effects on the athletes.  “Rowing has forced my mentality to change from being afraid of work and pain, to the love of results,” Kernozek said. “Because of rowing, when I approach obstacles in my life, rather than thinking about where I would rather be in the moment, I always look forward to where I know I will be if I put in the work.” The Wisconsin rowers selected for the Men’s U23 Selection Camp are optimistic about their upcoming experience and the prudence of their efforts. “Ending my rowing career by representing the United States at the World Championships would be a very nice way to go out,” Weeks said. “Regardless of the final outcome, I want to end the camp with no regrets about my effort.”last_img read more

British NFL star proposes to Olympian girlfriend mid-game

first_imgDenver Broncos star Menelik Watson proposed to girlfriend Azania Stewart during his pre-season clash against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.The Manchester-born offensive tackler, 28, spotted his partner in the crowd at the Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado, and asked for her hand in marriage there and then.Stewart was part of the 2012 Team GB basketball team that competed at the Olympics.Speaking to BTV after the game, Watson said: “It was spontaneous. I came in, got changed, I had a couple good reps out there so was feeling pretty good and just thought to myself, why not.”She was shocked, naturally. She didn’t think I was serious at first.”Stewart, who was in the stands, said: “He came over, got down on one knee and said, ‘Will you marry me’. “I said, ‘Are you joking’, he said, ‘No I promise’, I just started crying and said yes.”Stewart added: “He’s wonderful, he’s a big softy at home but a beast here. I see two sides to him and no one sees the teddy bear one that I get. He’s an awesome man, very humble and I’m excited for him for the rest of the season.last_img read more

Dogboe, Partey to battle for SWAG ultimate award

first_imgDethroned World Boxing Organisation (WBO) super bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe, will battle with Black Stars and Athletico Madrid’s ace Thomas Partey for the coveted MTN Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the Year Award to be held later this year.The annual awards ceremony to honour the nation’s illustrious athletes will see the two top contenders of the highest award on the night being given a run for their money by football administrator Anthony Baffoe who is also gunning for the enviable honour for the second time after winning the 2016 top prize.The list of the over 40 nominees who are to be rewarded in their various disciplines was released last Saturday in Accra.Partey will also challenge four others, namely John Antwi, a loanee from Egyptian club Al Ahly; Kotoko goalie Felix Annan, Kassim Nuhu of German club, Hoffenheim, and Joseph Aidoo of Genk in the Belgian First Division for the Male Footballer of the Year award.For her superb performance at the recently held Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay, Black Maiden’s striker Mukarama Abdulai will contend with Black Queen’s Faustina Ampah and Black Princesses’ Grace Asantewaa for the Female Footballer of the Year award.The stakes will be high for Coach of the Year award as hockey takes centre stage, with Ebenezer Frimpong of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Boakye Danquah (Exchequers) and Richmond Attipoe also of Exchequers vying for the award on the night. Two teams will compete for the national team of the year award: The Ghana Rugby Men’s team, The Ghana Eagles, and national wrestling team, The Golden Arms.The president of the Ghana Armwrestling Association, Charles Osei Assibey, will compete against Evans Kojo Yeboah, president of the Ghana Badminton Association, for the president of the year award.Lightweight world title hopeful, Richard Oblitey Commey, will have a straight fight with Isaac Dogboe for the professional boxer of the year award, while Janet Amponsah and Jesse Lartey will scoop the athlete of the year and amateur boxer of the year, respectively.National ping pong top seed Derek Abrefa and female ace player Celia Baah Danso will be rewarded with the male and female table tennis players of the year award, respectively.Alberta Ampomah and Haruna Tahiru will take home the Armwrestler of the year award in both the female and male categories, respectively, while Michael Arko and Rafatu Inusah take awards in male and female rugby players of the year. In para-athletics, Frederick Assor and Haruna Tahiru will go home with respective awards and golfer Kojo Barni takes home the professional golfer of the year award.Female athlete Hor Halutie is expected to be rewarded the prospect of the year, while ping-pong player Samuel Akayade and hockey ace Dennis Ababio will receive awards for dedication and valour.Boxing promotion outfit, Cabic Promotions will take the award for promoter of the year. There will be eight special awards for individuals, corporate entities and persons on the night.They are the Binatone Ghana Limited, Greater Accra Handball Association and kickboxer Jonathan Euro.The rest are Casely Hayford Hall, Ghana Revenue Authority, Akwasi Frimpong, Kofikrom Pharmacy and Albert K Frimpong.last_img read more

Girls softball regional has been postponed until Wednesday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Class 4A Softball Regional at Worden Park has been postponed until Wednesday, May 18. The bracket will remain the same.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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English quartet given Curtis Cup boost

first_img Tags: Annabell Fuller, Bel Wardle, Curtis Cup, Emily Toy, Lily May Humphreys Four English players have been named in Great Britain and Ireland’s initial squad for next year’s Curtis Cup at Conwy in Wales.Roehampton’s Annabell Fuller, Lily May Humphreys from Stoke by Nayland, Emily Toy from Carylon Bay (pictured above) and Prestbury’s Bel Wardle have all been included in captain Elaine Ratcliffe’s preliminary squad.There are three players from Ireland in the pool – Olivia Mehaffey from Royal County Down, Julie McCarthy from Forrest Little and Lurgan’s Annabel Wilson.Scottish trio Hannah Darling of Broomieknowe, Hazel MacGarvie playing out of Royal Troon and Shannon McWilliam from Aboyne complete the line-up.Toy, Darling, Wilson, McGarvey, McCarthy and Wardle are all potential Curtis Cup debutants. Humphreys and Fuller represented Europe in the recent Ping Junior Solheim Cup on the King’s course at Gleneagles.Humphreys, Wardle and Toy were also part of the GB & I team for this year’s Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Royal St George’s.“We have a strong pool of players to choose from throughout GB & I and I’m delighted with the ten players in the initial squad,” said Ratcliffe.“Each player’s performances and results will be monitored closely over the coming months and we will be looking for each of them to maintain a high standard as they try to secure their places in the team.“There are many other talented players who can be added to this squad over the next few months,” she added.The final Curtis Cup team is due to be announced on May 11, 2020 and will include the two golfers place highest on the Women’s World Amateur Ranking. They are currently Mehaffey and Humphreys.A further six players will be selected by the R&A Women’s Selection. Up to four non-travelling reserves will also be announced.The 41st Curtis Cup match will be played from Friday June 12 to Sunday June 14 at Conwy where GB & I will be bidding to regain the trophy after last year’s 17-3 defeat in the United States.Photograph credit: Leaderboard 17 Sep 2019 English quartet given Curtis Cup boost last_img read more

SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES IS NAMED FOR RACING’S BELOVED “BALD EAGLE”

first_imgTHE GREAT ONE – SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES IS NAMED FOR RACING’S BELOVED “BALD EAGLE,” WHO SOARED MIGHTILY OVER THE AMERICAN TURF FOR THE BETTER PART OF FIVE DECADES. A MEMBER OF RACING’S HALL OF FAME, WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED NEAR SAN DIEGO, WHITTINGHAM, A MARINE COMBAT VETERAN WHO SERVED IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR II, WON THE RACE’S PRECURSOR A RECORD SEVEN TIMES, BEGINING WITH FIDDLE ISLE IN 1970 AND ENDING WITH RIVLIA, IN 1987. WHITTINGHAM, WHO IS SANTA ANITA’S ALL TIME STAKES WINNING TRAINER WITH 204 ADDED MONEY TALLIES, DIED AT AGE 86 ON APRIL 20, 1999.last_img read more

Del Bosque: “Sport has empowered Spain”

first_imgThe former soccer selector Vicente del Bosque said this Friday that “sport has empowered Spain” and he praised the behavior that over the years the players who won the World Cup in South Africa have maintained “which has been exemplary and has made children who start in football want to be like them in every way.”“These players have been our heroes and have been able to choose their destiny. Some have extended their trajectory more and others chose to retire, but all of them have had a brilliant career, “said the technician from Salamanca within the framework of the Segovian Sports Gala at the Juan Bravo Theater in Segovia, where Del Bosque received an award at the end of ten years of Spain’s victory in the World Cup. At the Gala, Best Segovian Athlete of 2019 was chosen to the paddler David Llorente, runner-up in the world of eslalon K-1 in the modality of white water, which was imposed in the vote to the marathoner Javi GuerraTo the club of Asobal League of Nava Handball, to futsal players Estela García Y Angel Velasco ‘Lin’to the athlete Agueda Muñoz Marqués and the triathlete Marina Muñoz.The journalist was also awarded Santiago Segurola, who received the ‘Pablo Fierro’ award to the professional career.last_img read more

FGM Victim and Ebola Orphan Re-Surfaces

first_imgMonths before Ebola hit Liberia, Blessing was the victim of a kidnapping by a Sande Bush and her story https://liberianobserver.com/women/%E2%80%9Cthey-cut-it-and-put-leaf-there%E2%80%9D spread across the nation like wildfire until she was finally released from the grips of the hidden and secret society. Blessing spent weeks having to go through what secretly happens behind the enclosure of banana leaves used to cover up the screams and secrets of a culture that is largely accepted in Liberia.Upon her release, Ebola hit Liberia and the region; and in the midst of it, Blessing’s mother had the belief that her life was in danger from her daughter’s kidnappers. Blessing’s late mother believed that a certain unseen force would punish her for making the Sande Bush, where Blessing had been held captive, headlining a Daily Observer newspaper story.“And then my ma died,” Blessing said.https://liberianobserver.com/news/girl-10-abandoned-ebola-outbreak Blessing lost her mother just like many lost their relatives during Ebola due to the fact that there were no heath facilities available to deal with the scourge, and no money. Blessing’s mother sold doughnuts for a living and no one was buying food off the streets at the time, therefore, blessing’s mother had no money to treat whatever led to her untimely death. Her body remained in their house for days with Blessing and her siblings continuously spying on the corpse.Since then, Blessing was again featured in the Daily Observer newspaper which led to a woman expressing interest in helping the child and asking for Blessing to live with her. Separated from her 8 year-old sister and 4 year-old nieces, who lived with Blessing and her late mom before her demise, Blessing quietly vanished out of the media spotlight.Then, out of nowhere, Blessing re-surfaced looking pale, unkempt and without proper nutrition. In the past, her eyes were often filled with fear and emptiness, something too heartbreaking to see in a child so young. And now, Blessing’s eyes look full of hope and the satisfaction that she is back.The past two yearsAn unidentified woman has been taking care of Blessing. According to the child, she went to school the first year school re-opened after Ebola. However, she has not been back to school since then. Blessing said she had to do daily chores where she lived as if back in a Sande Bush.“Everything we were doing inside there I had to do at the woman’s house,” she shared. Blessing has alleged that she was not treated well at her last residence and asked the woman taking care of her if she could return to where she once lived with her late mother. Blessing’s request was granted.“Blessing just appeared at our door soon morning one day looking ‘dry’ and different. As you can see ma, this is what she has decided and this is where she wants to live,” added her brother, Kanye.Market WomanPresently, Kanye is living with five children and his wife. Kanye does not work but has a skill building houses and gets a contract here and there. His average income is US$5 a week, too small to help with anything around the house.Rescue, Kanye’s wife, was in a previous relationship where she watched a man she loved greatly pass away from being sick. Then, she was left without money and a decision to survive by any means possible. In the midst of her decision-making, Rescue decided to sell what everyone in her community seemed to be getting their daily earnings from, marijuana.“I sell marijuana to sustain myself. I was able to build a little house from the earnings. I do not take any drugs nor does anyone in our household take it. WE just sell it to live, ma. If I had something else to do to help all these hungry mouths that we have here to feed, I would, because right now we are suffering more,” she added.In the past year, Rescue said she has lost over US$300 from raids and arrests. She has lost most of her earnings this year. Rescue claims that because of the upcoming elections, the DEA has been harsh on drug dealers.Meanwhile, this is where Blessing finds herself now, in a home that wants her there and is willing to do whatever it takes to be able to keep her, but in an environment that is dangerous to the child’s health and safety.“We have not been able to put Blessing in school yet and she has not been going since…All we need is someone to sponsor this child because she has lost almost everything – her privacy, her body part, her mother and now she could possibly lose a chance to be back with family if we cannot find a way to make money to be able to keep her,” Rescue added.Blessing has reached out on several occasions to meet the publisher of this paper in order to be able to plead for support because, she said, “I don’t want to leave anymore, this is too much. I want to stay here with my brother.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cheddi Jagan commemorative stamps approved – President

first_imgDespite what President David Granger calls a “delay to set the context to ensure that other deserving Guyanese would not be subject to arbitrary recommendations”, the Cheddi Jagan commemorative stamps to honour the late President have been approved.According to President Granger, the persons who applied for the stamps misinterpreted the purpose of the honour.The Head of State noted that his Government supports the honouring of its former Presidents but was however concerned with the context that this particular request was being made.“The persons who applied for that I think misinterpreted the purpose of the honour. The Government of Guyana supports honouring its former Presidents, all of them, but we were concerned that the request that was put in the context of honouring President Jagan rather than a postal function. It’s a function of honouring a distinguished Guyanese and we wanted to put that in the correct context and we wanted to ensure that other distinguished Guyanese are also honoured,” the President explained.However, following the eight-day delay, Granger announced that the stamps have been approved.“There was a delay but we have approved the issue of the stamps but the delay was as a result of setting the context and ensuring that other deserving Guyanese would not be subject to arbitrary or ad hoc recommendations but nobody thoughts Dr Jagan’s contributions to the development of Guyana and it has been approved”.The stamps, Granger revealed, have been already printed, however a fixed date was not given as to when the public would be able to access same.“The stamps have been printed but the point is that the persons who wrote the application wrote to the wrong person. One letter was sent to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, one to the Ministry of Telecommunications and others to the Prime Minister. As far as I’m concerned, these are national honours and there is a constitution which deals with the national honour system”.Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes had announced last month that the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) would be issuing commemorative stamps to celebrate the former President’s 100th birth anniversary, following an arrangement with the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre.However, on the day of Jagan’s birth anniversary, March 21, the Research Centre never received the stamps from the Post Office.Following questions, GPOC referred the media to the Ministry of the Presidency to direct their questions.After being accused of political interference, the Ministry issued a statement claiming that President David Granger will not allow national symbols to be used for private, partisan or political messages.“The Government of Guyana will announce shortly, national symbols to celebrate the life and work of former Presidents of Guyana, H E Raymond Arthur Chung, OE and HE Dr Cheddi Jagan, OE, within the context of set criteria for honouring eminent Guyanese. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of both former Presidents”.President David Granger said Cabinet has taken a decision that commemorative stamps, which are national symbols, must adhere to national criteria.However this was met with backlash from former Chairman of the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC), Juan Edghill who called for the Post Master General and the Directors of the Agency to resign for allowing the Government to interfere and hijack a business transaction it had with a private entity.“When the President of Guyana is trying to use fancy language to hoodwink the population, I stand by my original statement that I made, this intervention by the Ministry of the Presidency is petty, partisan politics,” Edghill said.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall also calls the President’s intervention unlawful.Nanadall argued that the GPOC is a statutory body corporate managed by a Board of Directors and possesses its own persona. He said that it is not a department of the Government but an agency of the State.last_img read more

Woo-hoo for Wi-Fi

first_imgWIRELESS Internet service is not only the wave of the future, but the wave of the present. Wi-Fi hot spots are everywhere, and mobile Internet devices are so numerous, it’s impossible to keep track of them. It appears that the wireless revolution is getting along just fine without the help of Los Angeles City Hall. Perhaps creating a citywide Wi-Fi network, as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has proposed, is hardly a top priority for the people of Los Angeles. By all means, if the mayor can, through his leadership and influence, help accelerate the process, that would be a good thing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And if city government can, through selling franchises or leasing public infrastructure to private telecom companies, make Wi-Fi access universal in L.A., that would be a great accomplishment. But the last thing L.A. needs is a cumbersome new public utility, or a major expense of public funds, to produce something the private sector is already quite ably producing on its own. City Hall ought to first focus its resources and energies on improving the dreadful services it alone can provide – such as policing and roadwork – before venturing into new ones.last_img read more

Nairobi County sets aside Sh1bn for upgrading of five Stadia

first_img0Shares0000Dandora Stadium is under renovation. Photo/MOSES MUOKINAIROBI, Kenya, May 22- The Nairobi County Government has set aside Sh1 billion for the upgrading of five stadia that have been in deplorable conditions, excluding the City Stadium.Speaking while launching the uplifting of Dandora Stadium on Tuesday, Nairobi County Executive Committee for Education, Youth, Gender and Sports, Janet Ouko said the stadia will be renovated to meet the required FIFA and CAF standards. “We first want to focus on the grass root grounds which have been in deplorable condition so that they can be able to host the Kenyan Premier League matches,” she said.Besides Dandora, Other stadia like Ziwani Grounds in Starehe, Woodley in Kibra, Riruta in Kawangware and Kiumbuini will also be upgraded.Upon completion, Woodley will have highest capacity of 8,000, Dandora will be able to accommodate 5,000 while Ziwani will be a 4,000 seater-facility.Nairobi County Executive Committee for Education, Youth, Gender and Sports, Janet Ouko. Photo/MOSES MUOKIOuko has committed to oversee a smooth upgrading of the grounds and ensure that they are completed within five months.This comes even after the Nyayo National Stadium is yet to be completed after the Government pledged to build stadia in seven counties.The Nairobi City Stadium, one of the oldest facilities in the country, has been closed down since 2015 after the Kenyan Premier League deemed it unfit to host the matches, and Ouko reiterated that they also have plans on face-lifting it.“We have also seen that it’s not okay to leave City Stadium as it is now, so in a short while some works will commence at the stadium,” She said.In December, 2016, the then Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero had announced that Sh200 million was set aside to fund renovation works at City Stadium.However, two years down the line works at the Stadium that was home for Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia is yet to begin.-By Jemimah Mueni-0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Real Madrid chief wants Mourinho as next boss, not Pochettino – Ramon Calderon

first_img 4 The European champions are five league games without a victory, leaving them ninth in LaLiga, and Sunday’s 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona was the final nail on Lopetegui’s coffin – but Calderon believes the club were ‘unwise’ to axe the boss so soon into his reign.Real’s biggest problem has not been their manager, Calderon says, but their decision to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave and their failure to replace him.A host of top bosses have been linked with the job but, as Calderon points out, the majority of them are currently under contract with other clubs. MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Recent reports claim Pochettino is Real Madrid’s top choice for the now-vacant role and are hoping to appoint the Argentine by the end of November, with Castilla boss Santiago Solari taking over as interim coach.But Calderon believes Perez is still a big fan of Mourinho and would ideally want the Portuguese to come back for a second spell in charge.Asked if Pochettino would be a good fit for the Bernabeu job, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “For sure, he’s proving that at Tottenham, but he has a contract in force at Tottenham and I think he’s willing to stay there. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “He is one of those coaches any big team would like to have on their side.“[But] I’m sure the president is thinking of Mourinho, he is always the coach he would like to have at Real, but he’s with Man United now.“Mourinho is the only coach Perez has respected up to now. He gave him all the power for the first time in his life, which was very unusual.“It’s true that he’s been in touch with Jose in the last few years trying to bring him here again, but being with Man United I think now it’s not possible.“If he leaves Manchester United I’m sure he’ll be here again.” Roberto Martinez and Antonio Conte are also said to be in the running no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Former Chelsea boss Conte and Belgian national coach Martinez have also been linked with the role, although Calderon believes the Real Madrid will struggle to appoint a top boss this time around due to their interfering president, Perez.He claims the chief has already put a number of high profile managers off the job as he refuses to relinquish his influence over team decisions and signings.“It’s difficult to find a coach of the right level for Real Madrid because there are no top level coaches on the market,” the 67-year-old told talkSPORT.“The only one is Conte and he’s asked for a longer term of three years and to have his hands free with signings, but that’s not something the president is willing to give him.“I think Roberto Martinez would be a good one but he’s under contract with the Belgian team. ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED 4 Most popular football news REPLY Mauricio Pochettino would be the perfect fit for Real Madrid, but club president Florentino Perez would prefer Jose Mourinho to return and take over at the Bernabeu.That’s the verdict of former Real chief Ramon Calderon, who joined talkSPORT to give an interesting take on the club’s hunt for a new head coach, with Antonio Conte and Roberto Martinez also linked.He also claims the Spanish giants have been in contract with Mourinho about a possible return ‘over the last few years’.Real Madrid are without a manager following the decision to sack Julen Lopetegui on Monday after just four and half months – 14 matches – in charge.Los Blancos’ form has been wretched under the former Spain boss – winning just one game from their last seven in all competitions. huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Mourinho has been frustrated at Man United this season – could he be tempted back to Real Madrid? REVEALED Real Madrid suffered an humiliating defeat to Barcelona on Sunday 4 Pochettino is likely to stay at Tottenham, believes Calderon Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “Lopetegui should have thought why Zidane left and why up to five important coaches decided not to come – they know the president is going to interfere too much with the decisions of the line-ups and the signings, and that’s going to be a problem to find a new coach.”On Lopetegui’s sacking and the problems Real Madrid are facing this season – despite boasting eight Ballon d’Or nominees in their squad – Calderon added: “I think the decision to sack Lopetegui after only two months of the competition was very unwise.“It’s true the 5-1 defeat to Barcelona was very tough for the fans, but I think it would have been wiser to keep the coach for a few matches more to see what happens.“The main problem has been letting Ronaldo go, he was giving us 50 goals a season and we haven’t signed another one to replace him, that’s been the real trouble.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s interview with Ramon Calderon IN FULL above!last_img read more

Pico Rivera strip club case comes to a close

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Pico Rivera officials voted last week to join a consent decree with the the city’s first and only strip club after a four-year legal fight to shut the establishment down. Under the new agreement, Imperial Showgirls, a strip club featuring all-nude female dancers, will be allowed to remain at its current location on Slauson Avenue until 2009, at which point it will have to leave permanently. In addition, the city’s own rules against lap dancing or tipping the dancers cannot be enforced against Imperial Showgirls, although the agreement does not prevent the city from imposing the rules on any other adult businesses that attempts to open in the city, said Jamie Casso, city attorney for Pico Rivera.The city must also pay the club’s owner, Leroy Smith, $97,000 in attorney fees, the consent agreement states.But does every adult establishment result in increased criminal and lewd behavior or prostitution in the area, as critics suggest?Wherever a strip club attempts to open its doors, community activists, religious leaders and residents inevitably make dire predictions of moral and neighborhood decay.When Imperial Showgirls opened in 2002, the Rev. Richard Ochoa led protesters who camped outside the club for 18 months until a court order forced Ochoa off the private property.Ochoa said that during the 18 months he protested against the club he saw plenty of moral turpitude and negative ramifications resulting from the club’s presence.“The club is terrible,” Ochoa said. “It fosters divorce, bad marriages, breakups … all the perversion that goes on in there. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that the men that go in there can’t be very happily married. They come out with all that perversion in their minds.“During the time we were picketing, we saw very angry wives come to the doors. I witnessed women crying to their husbands to get out of there. It’s just a bad thing.”An anecdotal survey of area residents, however, did not reveal any spike in criminal behavior related to the club’s inception, although it remained unpopular. Also, officials at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station said there was no significant crime associated with the club.Victor Godoy, 24, grew up on Passons Boulevard, around the corner from where Showgirls is located.“There’s no extra crime or trouble from it that I’m aware of,” Godoy said. “But it just feels kind of wrong. I grew up here. A lot of kids live around here and many of them pass it on their way home from school.”Even though Raymond Marmolejo, 60, worried about declining property values and increased crime when the Showgirls opened up, he said he has not witnessed such activity.“I’m not really against it – it’s the wrong place,” Marmolejo said. “There are too many kids here that walk past it to the 7-Eleven.”Two hefty bouncers guard the front entrance and ban patrons from bringing in handbags. According to state law, no alcohol is served on the premises. [email protected](562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lomas Advances To The Finals At Drake Invitational

first_imgThe Bulldogs had all four players advance to the semifinals of their respective draws with sophomore Joely Lomas being the only Bulldog to advance to the finals. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team continued play at the Drake Invitational on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Day 2 Results Story Links The Bulldogs will wrap up their weekend with the final day of the Drake Invitational on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. Print Friendly Version Lomas started her day with a 6-3, 7-5 win over UNI’s Gisela Kemper and then came back from being down a set to defeat Wichita State’s Tanaporn Thongsing 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the Flight “B” championship match. In doubles, the Bulldogs didn’t fare well as both teams fell to Wichita State in the semifinals. Sophomore Kenya Williams went three sets in both of her matches, beating North Dakota’s Preethi Kasilingam 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 and losing to South Dakota’s Maria Pandya 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in the Flight “C” semifinals. In Flight “A”, Tess Herder rolled past Creighton’s Ashley Ishimura, 6-0, 6-3, before falling to Wichita State’s Gabriela Porubin 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals. Brills also lost to a Shocker in the semifinals after recording a comeback victory over South Dakota State’s Ellie Burns 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.last_img read more

McGETTIGANS GROUP ANNOUNCED AS FINN HARPS MAIN SPONSOR FOR 2014

first_imgFinn Harps has announced that the McGettigan’s group Ireland and UAE will be the club’s main sponsor for 2014.The Dubai based company, which was founded by former Donegal person of the year Jim McGettigan, will be Harps principal commercial partner during the club’s 60th anniversary year.The launch of the sponsorship agreement took place at McGettigan’s Bar in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Monday evening, and was attended by an array of well-known Harps faces past and present, including legendary all-time scorer Brendan Bradley. McGettigan’s Pub was first opened in Ireland in the 1960’s on Queen Street in Dublin by Jim McGettigan. Since that day, the business has grown from Dublin, moved to Dubai and last November expanded with the acquisition of the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny.Finn Harps acting chairman Sean Quinn said “Everyone at Finn Park is thrilled that a successful Donegal company like McGettigan’s will be working with us during our diamond jubilee year.  They are a highly reputable company that have created a recognised international brand, and who continue to provide excellent employment opportunities for Irish people both at home and abroad.  On behalf of our committee, volunteers and supporters I would like to welcome the management and staff of McGettigan’s for the coming season.”2010 saw the very first McGettigan’s Irish Pub in Dubai open its doors at Jumeirah Lakes Towers.  Eighteen short months later, the McGettigan’s story in Dubai expanded with the opening of both McGettigan’s Irish Pubs at Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Airport.Unique décor, delicious Irish food & drink, the best Irish and international entertainment and sporting events are the ingredients that have made McGettigan’s Irish Pubs such a success in the United Arab Emirates. McGettigan’s proudly wears the tagline “The Modern Irish Experience”, as it reflects modern Irish food, culture, sports and music. The brand is steeped in Irish family history and is using this history and experience to bring a real flavour of Ireland to a global market.Jim and Dennis McGettigan see opening in Letterkenny and becoming main sponsor of Finn Harps as extremely exciting developments for the brand.  CEO Dennis McGettigan said “Over the past 3 years we feel we have represented Ireland fantastically in Dubai, we have promoted Irish music, culture and cuisine to the global Ex-Pat community in Dubai. Moving back home and investing in the area where it all started for my father is an extremely proud moment for us as a family.  Jim is a proud Donegal man so this is always where his heart has been.”McGettigan’s Pub in Letterkenny opened on 29th November 2013 at the Clanree Hotel, Derry Road, after the McGettigan’s group took over the management of the hotel. McGettigan’s Pub will continue the brands tradition of serving award winning food and entertaining guests with some of the best local bands performing every weekend.  McGettigan’s have brought the modern Irish experience back on home soil and are looking forward to supporting Donegal’s senior football club. McGETTIGANS GROUP ANNOUNCED AS FINN HARPS MAIN SPONSOR FOR 2014 was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsletterkennyMcGettigan’sSponsorslast_img read more

RnaG to remember life of famed Donegal writer this weekend

first_imgThe 50th anniversary of the death of famed Donegal writer Séamus Ó Grianna, or Máire, takes place this weekend.And on Friday 25 October at 2 pm Damien Ó Dónaill will present a documentary about the writer on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.Ó Grianna from Tóin a’Bhaile in Rann na Feirste, was a prolific writer, and his work is renowned for its beautiful, rich Irish. His novel Caisleáin Óir, and short story collection Cith is Dealán, are amongst his best-known works. In the programme Séamus Ó Grianna 1889 – 1969 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Friday, Damien Ó Dónaill will interview some of those who knew him about his life, and he will speak to scholars who have studied his work.We’ll also hear archive material from Séamus, his son Feilimí, and his brother Seán Bán. Guests will include Prof Nollaig Mac Congáil, Dinnie Dhónáill Ó Domhnaill and Dr Tony Mac Ruairí.This weekend, starting on Friday evening, there will be a celebration of Séamus Ó Grianna’s life at Áislann Rann na Feirste, with events including lectures, a walk, dramas, and a night of music on Saturday night.Séamus Ó Grianna 1889 – 1969 will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Friday 25 October at 2 pm, and is presented and produced by Damien Ó Dónaill. RnaG to remember life of famed Donegal writer this weekend was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

American beaten in Wimbledon semifinal

first_imgLONDON >> The key, for both players, was to deal with the big serve. Marin Cilic did it better.The seventh-seeded Croat advanced to his second major final by beating Sam Querrey 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 at Wimbledon on Friday. He next faces Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych in Sunday’s final at the All England Club.Cilic and Querrey, both 6-foot-6, rode the strength of their powerful serves. Neither even had a break point in the first set.“Sam came out serving huge, hitting big,” Cilic said. …last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh-Kevin Pietersen’s Twitter Banter on Manchester United Will Leave You in Splits

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Manchester United’s struggles have been one of the biggest talking points this Premier League season. The Old Trafford giants, who have won a record 20 English league titles, are languishing at 12th place in the Premier League table after winning just two and losing three of their first eight matches in the league this season.Cricketers have also gotten into the banter. Former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Sunday tweeted: “Tough times don’t last! Tough men do !!! @ManUtd (sic.)” Former England captain Kevin Pietersen replied to the tweet saying, “No one in Manchester is tough!” banterKevin PietersenManchester UnitedPremier League First Published: October 8, 2019, 8:47 AM IST While Yuvraj tagged Manchester United in the tweet, Pietersen’s reply could be directed at both the Manchester giants.Manchester City, while not in as dire a state as their cross-town rivals, also lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday and thus lost significant ground to Liverpool in the title race. City are now eight points behind the Anfield giants. No one in Manchester is tough!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) October 7, 2019last_img read more

SPORT-GOLF-OPEN 2 LAST

first_imgNow ranked 57th in the World and 91st in the FedEX Cup Now ranked 57th in the World and 91st in the FedEX Cup rankings on the PGA Tour, Lahiri has had a fair rookie season so far with 13 cuts in 16 starts in the wrap-around 2016 season. However, he has mostly finished in the 20s, 30s and 40s and has had just one Top-10 at Dean& Deluca recently. He was Tied-28 at CareerBuilder and then two WGC events, and also T-21 at CIMB Classic in November 2015, but which is counted towards 2016 PGA season. Lahiri has not missed a cut in last six starts, including Masters and four of his rounds have been 66 or under. He has great starts at times, but he has not been able to build on it and often putting has been a letdown. PTI Cor ATK ATKlast_img read more

PSG Coach: Signing Griezmann Is “Not Realistic”

first_imgPARIS — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says signing Antoine Griezmann is not a “realistic” goal as the French champion is looking to bolster its defense.The France striker announced this week he is leaving Atletico Madrid but has yet to reveal where he’s going.With Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani in the squad, PSG does not need more firepower. Tuchel, who complained this season about a lack of depth in his team, is looking to hire defenders to improve a squad desperately seeking Champions League success.“Griezmann can play with every team in the world. It would please any coach, but right now it’s not realistic (for PSG),” Tuchel said on Friday.“We are looking for players with certain profiles, it must be realistic. We need defensive profiles and we have to start with that.”PSG sealed a sixth French league title in seven years but failed to defend its French Cup and French League Cup crowns. Tuchel’s team was also eliminated in the Champions League last 16 for the third straight year.“We need to improve a certain number of things for next season,” Tuchel said. “We need to create a team with more reliable players, more players with the capacity to play a lot of games at this level.”PSG has been hit by an avalanche of injuries since January, with key players including Neymar, Thiago Silva, Thomas Meunier, Marquinhos, Cavani and Di Maria all forced out at some point.“We know very, very well how to create performance, this is what matters the most. We need more defensive players, and to change our style and mentality. But not too much. It is mandatory if we want to improve,” Tuchel said ahead of PSG’s last home game on Saturday against Dijon.A World Cup winner with France, Griezmann joined Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014 and helped the side win last year’s Europa League, along with one Spanish Super Cup and a UEFA Super Cup. He has been widely linked with a move to Barcelona.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Architect of modern Quebec education system dies at 98 state funeral planned

first_imgMONTREAL – Paul Gerin-Lajoie, a key architect of education system reforms in Quebec during the 1960s, has died at the age of 98.The foundation he created in 1977 says he died on Monday surrounded by his family.Gerin-Lajoie was Quebec’s first education minister from 1964 to 1966 in the government of Jean Lesage.He launched a vast survey of education in Quebec and its findings led to a new school system that included free public education, an obligation to attend school until age 16, the establishment of the CEGEP system and an improvement in teacher training.Born in 1920 in Montreal, Gerin-Lajoie was one of the first Quebecers to win a Rhodes Scholarship in 1938, at the age of 18. He went on to lead the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) from 1969 to 1977 and was later appointed president and CEO of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation.Prime Minister Philippe Couillard says Gerin-Lajoie will receive a state funeral.“Having served as both the minister of youth and minister of education in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec, Mr. Gerin-Lajoie was known as the father of modern education in the province,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a statement.“(His) immense and historic contributions to public life and education — in Quebec and around the world — helped build a brighter future for so many young people, and our society is stronger for them.”Gov. Gen. Julie Payette tweeted that Canada “has lost a great a man with the passing of Paul Gerin-Lajoie. Generous and engaged, he left an extraordinary legacy.”last_img read more

Lawyer for opioid maker says US lawsuit has no binding impact in

first_imgVANCOUVER — A lawyer for Johnson & Johnson says a civil judgment from an Oklahoma court that ruled the companies helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis has no binding impact on other courts.British Columbia Attorney General David Eby has said while the legal action in the province is against dozens of manufacturers and others, the cases are based on similar facts.Eby and other legal experts have said the court ruling is a positive sign for litigation in Canada.Sabrina Strong, outside counsel for Johnson & Johnson and its pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen, says the court’s decision will not impact how the company approaches legal actions elsewhere, given the different jurisdictions, laws, defendants and claims in those cases.The B.C. government filed a proposed class-action lawsuit a year ago alleging drug manufactures falsely marketed opioids as less addictive than other pain drugs, helping to trigger an overdose crisis that has killed thousands since OxyContin was introduced to the Canadian market in 1996.Ontario and New Brunswick have announced they will participate in B.C.’s lawsuit, and Eby says Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Quebec are participating in a national working group on the case. None of the allegations in the lawsuit have been tested in court.Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and another defendant in B.C.’s lawsuit, has said that it followed all of Health Canada’s regulations, including those governing marketing, and it’s very concerned about the opioid crisis in B.C. and across Canada.Johnson & Johnson is appealing the Oklahoma court decision, which ordered the company to pay US$572 million, and says it is confident it has strong ground for its appeal. Attorneys for the company have maintained that they were part of a lawful and heavily regulated industry subject to strict federal oversight. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The dance of democracy

first_imgThe dance of democracy has commenced in India as the world’s largest election exercise kickstarted this week. Lok Sabha 2019 is also turning out to be the most bitterly fought election in the history of the Indian democracy. Parties are scrambling to retain power or snatch it. In the middle of this turf war, elections are also a time for celebration because only ever so often (once in five years to be precise) do ordinary citizens truly get a chance to exercise their right of franchise. It is also a matter of great responsibility as almost 900 million voters begin to cast their votes and decide their future and that of the nation. Also Read – A special kind of bondThis great power that lies on our finger for that brief moment within the polling booth (provided the EVMs function without glitches and our names do appear in voter lists) is not to be taken lightly. The vote that we cast will decide the path taken by the nation for the next five years. It is also poignant to remember that the mandate given by the people in these general elections will also be a referendum on the BJP government’s performance in its last tenure. It will either be an acceptance or rejection of the BJP’s politics and policies, and it will be for all of it. It cannot be a selective acceptance of the saffron party’s nation-building and infrastructure development without the acceptance of the polarisation, communalism, demonetisation, lynching, NRC, and beef ban that have also been a part of it. Voting for Congress or the regional parties will be an acceptance of their past failures, corruption charges, possibilities of political instability, and promises of an India different from the one that has assumed centre stage in the last five years. Also Read – Insider threat managementAs citizens, our ideologies may be varied, our beliefs at loggerheads with each other; but if the democratic process is followed in true spirit and practice, then we shall all have the right to vote for whomever we trust. But do remember dear readers, that this time we vote not only for the next government that will come to power but also for the very idea of India. It is absolutely possible that that idea of India with its secularism, tolerance, and universal brotherhood, may not be wholly acceptable by the majority, but it sure is something worth fighting for. If you desire a change in that idea of India that has been our foundation since Independence, that has formed the backbone of our thinking, then so be it. But do be well aware of what you’re signing up for and the future trajectory of the nation. Read the manifestos of the various parties, understand what they promise to deliver. Don’t go just by hearsay, hyperboles, fake news and propaganda; do your research, and then take a moment to think before you cast your vote. The will of the people is supreme and whatever be their decision will be known on May 23 and will have to be accepted. But as long as we jump or fall with our eyes open, fully aware of who and what we are voting for, then this election will be a success for democracy. Whatever be your decision, whoever your tribesman, do step out and vote. This brilliant dance of democracy will be incomplete without your vote, even if you choose to vote for ‘None of the Above’. (The writer is a journalist and media entrepreneur. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,288.90 up 101.53 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Up 22 cents, or 9.82 per cent, at $2.46 on 11.92 million shares. The gold sector was up 0.27 per cent at 190.87 points.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up two cents, or 0.43 per cent, at $4.70 on 8.55 million shares. The Montreal-based transportation maker signed a new collaboration agreement with Chinese aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up nine cents, or 3.63 per cent, at $2.57 on 4.91 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 30 cents, or 1.91 per cent, at $16.03 on 3.71 million shares.Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK). Miner. Unchanged at a penny on 3.67 million shares. The Toronto-based miner appointed Paul Haber as its new CFO and corporate secretary. Cline will delist from the main index on June 21 and is currently exploring financial options.Toronto Venture Exchange (934.04 up 0.47 point):West African Iron Ore Corp. (TSXV:WAI). Mineral explorer. Down five cents, or 16.67 per cent, at 2.5 cents on 2.54 million shares.Octant Energy Corp. (TSXV:OEL). Oil and gas explorer. Down half a cent, or 9.09 per cent, at five cents on 2.14 million shares.Company reporting major news:Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A). Asset manager. Up 94 cents, or 2.61 per cent, at $36.89 on 700,485 shares. The company is selling its Longview forestry assets in the U.S. Pacific Northwest through deals totalling nearly $3.7 billion.Valeant (TSX:VRX). Drug company. Up 61 cents, or 0.71 per cent, at $86.30 on 331,022 shares. The Montreal-based company will sell common shares to raise about $1.75 billion to help pay for its US$8.7-billion purchase of eye care company Bausch + Lomb. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2013 6:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets read more

Greater efforts vital to prevent grave violations against children in conflict –

“Justice and healing is most effectively achieved through national accountability mechanisms. For this, it is crucial to build national capacity – with international support – so that justice may be administered in accordance with international norms and standards,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui.Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the recently-appointed envoy noted that last year witnessed important positive developments for children affected by armed conflict. The 47-member Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. In her statement, the envoy noted that two verdicts passed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone this year against a former Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga, and the former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, respectively, set important international jurisprudence on the war crime of recruiting and using children.“These two verdicts send a clear signal to commanders that child recruitment is a war crime and perpetrators will be held accountable,” said Ms. Zerrougui. “These cases influence and may alter the behaviour, decisions and orders of parties to conflict. Indeed, the possibility of appearing before the ICC is increasingly serving as a deterrent against child recruitment in places where armed conflict is occurring,” she added.At the same time, she emphasized that international justice cannot replace, but rather complement, national accountability mechanisms, specifically where national authorities are unable or unwilling to bring alleged perpetrators to justice.“The challenge in conflict-affected developing countries is not always lack of will, but often one of capacity,” the envoy stated, adding that when the political will exists, the burden falls on UN Member States to join forces and ensure that national authorities have the capacity to translate their will and desire for accountability into reality.Ms. Zerrougui, who took up her post on 4 September, highlighted the complex set of factors leading to child recruitment and the need to strengthen the capacity of Governments to investigate and prosecute adult recruiters before national courts.She called on Member States to ensure that children and young people are provided with alternatives to recruitment, stressing that education and employment creation should be important components of national strategies to address the stabilization of conflict-affected areas. In addition, she stressed the need for more long-term and sustainable support for the reintegration of conflict-affected children, including through swift support to the implementation of action plans between the UN and parties listed in the annexes of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s annual report on children and armed conflict. The report for 2011, released in June, named 52 parties on its ‘list of shame’ of those who recruit and use children, kill and maim, commit sexual violence or attack schools and hospitals. It included four new parties in Sudan, Yemen and Syria.On the positive side, Ms. Zerrougui noted that, since last September, five new action plans to halt and prevent the recruitment and use of children were signed, between the UN and parties in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia and Myanmar. In addition, last month, Somalia’s transitional authorities became the first party to sign an action plan to prevent the killing and maiming of children by its forces.The signing of action plans is, however, only the first step, she added. “The action plans signed between the UN and State security forces or armed groups set concrete and time-bound activities for the release and reintegration of children, and provide measures to prevent further recruitment,” stated Ms. Zerrougui. “This concrete and time-bound set of measures must be completed before we can be certain that a protective environment exists for children.” The Human Rights Council’s current session runs until 28 September. read more

Latest issue of International Mining project news available

first_imgThis issue of IMPN includes details of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce’s (CVRD) approved investment budget of $11billion for 2008, the largest annual investment program ever undertaken by CVRD or by any mining company in the world. The completion of the planned investments should lead to a significant increase in CVRD’s main products. In the case of iron ore, production in 2012 should reach 422 Mt, with production by the end of the same year running at 450 Mt.The program involves more than 30 projects, located in Brazil, Peru, Chile, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Mozambique and Oman. Investments in Brazil will account for 73% of the budgeted resources for 2008, an amount of $8 billion.Of the 2008 budget, $8.436 billion will be invested in organic growth, corresponding to 76.7% of total spending, with $7.552 billion going to project execution and $ 884 million in R&D. R&D includes $349 million set aside for mineral exploration. Investments to support existing operations are estimated at $2.563 billion. This represents an increase of $568 million over the amount budgeted for 2007 ($1.995 billion). This is explained by the growth in asset base and by the need to increase significantly investments in the Canadian nickel operations, which had received little investment in the past. Consequently, in 2008, $1,019 billion will be dedicated to nickel operations. $3.618 billion will be invested in non-ferrous minerals, some 32.9% of total capex for 2008, covering the final phases of Goro and Onça Puma, both important nickel projects, and the beginning of development of Vermelho (nickel), Totten (nickel), Salobo I (copper), Papomono (copper) and Bayovar (phosphate) projects.The main projects in terms of financial disbursements in 2008 are: Carajás 130 Mt/y ($1.165 billion), Goro ($723 million), Onça Puma ($581 million), Salobo I ($387 million), Alunorte 6&7 ($382 million), Itabiritos ($341 million), Serra Sul ($145 million), along with investments in logistics – Southern Corridor ($ 379 million) and Northern Corridor ($334 million) – and energy generation, Barcarena ($188 million) and Estreito ($165 million).UC RUSAL, the world’s largest producer of aluminium and alumina, has signed a co-operation agreement with the government of Russia’s Saratov region for the construction of a major energy and metals complex. The complex will include a significant expansion of the Balakovsky nuclear power plant, with UC RUSAL building the fifth and sixth reactor blocks, generating 2,000 MW and the construction of the world’s largest aluminium smelter, with an annual production capacity of 1.05 Mt. And in the DRC, the Government and BHP Billiton have signed an agreement to jointly investigate the development of a world-class aluminium smelter in the Bas Congo region of the DRC. The smelter would use electricity from the proposed Inga 3 hydropower station at Inga on the Congo River.  Following strong operating performance and financial results in the first nine months of the year, Massey Energy has announced plans to aggressively expand production at its Central Appalachian coal mining operations during the next two years.Antofagasta Minerals has negotiated and awarded Aker Kvaerner Metals in Chile an EPCM contract to develop the Esperanza copper-gold project located in northern Chile.  The project’s estimated capital investment is valued at $1.5 billion.  Aker Kvaerner’s contract value is approximately $35 million for phase I. Frontier Resources announces a major increase in the total resource tonnage at the Kodu Deposit in Papua New Guinea. This copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project is beginning to look very interesting. Apex Silver Mines has shipped the first zinc concentrates from the San Cristobal mine in Bolivia. The initial approximately 3,500 t (dry) shipment of lead, zinc and silver bulk concentrate produced during the commissioning and startup of the plant left the port of Mejillones, Chile on September 22, with the first sale recorded in the third quarter. This has now been followed with a shipment of 9,100 t of zinc concentrate to smelters in Asia on October 18. Concentrate shipments will continue as the plant ramps up to full production.Coeur d’Alene Mines has made appointments of key personnel at its growth projects, San Bartolome, Bolivia silver mine and Kensington, Alaska gold mine. Dennis E. Wheeler, Chairman, President and CEO: “We are very pleased to announce that our San Bartolome silver mine and Kensington gold mine have almost completed construction and are moving toward the operations and production phase. In tandem with this, Coeur has significantly strengthened its operations management team to secure the company’s position as it moves to its next level of strategic growth. Production at San Bartolome remains on schedule to begin producing 9 Moz/y of silver, beginning in February. Additionally, construction at Kensington is over 90% complete and the process plant and ancillary construction activities, including pre-operational testing, are fully complete.”As San Bartolome moves toward its expected February 2008 startup, over 1,600 personnel on site at the project have surpassed 2 million man hours without a lost time accident. All major construction contracts have been awarded for the project, with engineering 100% complete, and procurement of equipment and materials 98% complete. At Kensington a supplemental operations team remains focused on improving the process plant control systems, as well as other minor activities including sediment control, overall site maintenance, and weather conditioning.AXMIN has recruited key members of the mine development team to build its Passendro gold mine in the Central African Republic. 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John OShea thinks the lure of Celtic job is too strong for

first_img“It’s one of the clubs around the world that was going to entice him back into management and away from his current job. It’s something he would really enjoy I’m sure and relish the challenge of managing a fantastic club like Celtic. But let’s wait and see if it does happen,” he said.O’Shea doesn’t think that Keane should have to choose and the question of juggling jobs was broached with the stand in skipper. “I can’t see why he couldn’t do it. I’m sure Celtic and the FAI would maybe prefer it to be one way or the other, but hey, things have been done like that in the past, so why can’t it be done in the future?”No news is good news for O’Neill as Ireland boss says Keane job talk ‘just speculation’ for nowKevin Doyle ‘up in the air’ but longing for Premier League return IRELAND DEFENDER John O’Shea admits he expects Roy Keane to take charge of Celtic.The current Ireland assistant manager has emerged as the favourite for the job and the Hoops have confirmed that they have approached Keane.O’Shea conceded that Keane’s days as Ireland assistant are numbered.“It looks very much like it now,” said the Sunderland skipper after training in Malahide today.“Slowly but surely, it snowballed into having talks with Celtic, so I would be very surprised if it doesn’t get across the line.”O’Shea and Keane says the players had tried to get an indication from Keane as to his intentions: “Obviously the lads have been trying to get hints but he’s kept a good poker face.”The Waterford native echoed Martin O’Neill’s sentiments that losing Keane would be a huge disappointment but he believes the Celtic job is too good to turn down.last_img read more

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first_imgYo, all you Electoral College supporters:Huh?Let me say that again.Huh?Last week I made the case against electing a president through the Electoral College. My point was pretty simple. In the vast majority of states — let’s see if I can be politically correct here — your vote doesn’t mean jack. Why?Well, for example, right here in Washington, if 49 percent vote for Romney, when they ship the vote total to HQ (that would be D.C.), that 49 percent turns into 0 percent of electoral votes.And that will happen in this election. Obama will get all the electoral votes in our state.Second, we can elect a president even if he doesn’t have the most votes.Now, electing a president by popular vote — so the right person actually becomes president — is so logical and obvious I didn’t expect much kickback.Who was I kidding? Myself, I guess.My conservative blogging buddy Lew Waters was one of the first out of the box defending this indefensible position.Lew said the Electoral College is there to protect all of us from the “tyranny of the majority.” Lew went on to say that it appeared the founding fathers “did not trust the people to do their homework.”Odd that my buddy Lew has been clamoring for a public vote on light rail, yet he supports no public vote to elect the president. Hey, Lew, don’t we have to protect light rail from the “tyranny of the majority”? 🙂last_img read more

Measuring Effectiveness of Base Closure Could Support DODs Case for New Rounds

first_imgThe Pentagon’s case for conducting a new round of base closures could be stronger if it had measured whether the goals of the 2005 round of base closures — reducing excess infrastructure, transforming the military and promoting jointness — were achieved, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Instead officials from DOD and the services tracked their progress completing the BRAC Commission’s recommendations by the September 2011 statutory deadline and measured the cost savings associated with them. The congressional watchdog agency found that the department did not have the necessary data to calculate how much excess infrastructure was disposed of during the 2005 round.With no way to evaluate whether the last BRAC round achieved its goals, DOD cannot demonstrate whether the services’ realignment and closure actions improved their efficiency and effectiveness, preventing it from showing Congress that the benefits of a future BRAC round would outweigh the upfront implementation costs, the agency said.In March 2013, GAO recommended that “in the event of any future BRAC round, DOD identify appropriate measures of effectiveness and develop a plan to demonstrate the extent to which the department achieved the results intended from the implementation of the BRAC round.” But DOD opposed the recommendation, stating that military value should be the primary driver for BRAC. In the new report, GAO calls for Congress to “consider, in any future BRAC authorization, a requirement for DOD to identify appropriate measures of effectiveness and to track the achievement of its goals.”DOD opposed that recommendation as well, stating it would “subvert the statutory requirement that military value be the priority consideration,” according to the report. Its recommendation does not, however, undermine the department’s reliance on military value as the primary selection criteria for its candidate BRAC recommendations, GAO notes.“If Congress would like to increase its oversight for any future BRAC round, requiring DOD to identify appropriate measures of effectiveness and track achievement of its goals would provide it with improved visibility over the expected outcome,” the agency states. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Lokayukta Amendment Bill passed Mamata says CM within its purview

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2018 was passed in the state Assembly on Thursday.Clearing misconception, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee clearly explained in the state Assembly that the Chief Minister is not at all out of the purview of Lokayukta, apart from the matters “relating to public order”. She assured that within 10 days after the Bill is signed by the Governor, a former judge will be appointed as Lokayukta.Stating that it is wrongly said that the Chief Minister is not under the purview of Lokayukta, Banerjee said: “the Prime Minister is not under its purview in connection with the matters related to defence, external affairs, internal security and space. In our case, the exemption is broadly related to executive decision and approval in exercise of maintenance of public order, which is understood to include deployment of police forces under the control of the state government, modernisation of police forces and capacity building of the same.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe maintained in the same breath: “As per the Constitution, there are Centre, State and Concurrent lists and there are 58 subjects under the state list that include matters related to agriculture, land and Panchayat. One must go through the law properly instead of wrongly explaining it.”It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress MLA Tapas Roy has brought amendments to the provision that “Lokayukta shall investigate any complaint relating to other matters involved in, arising from, or connected with any allegation of corruption against the Chief Minister, with the approval of the state Assembly by a majority of two-third of its members present and voting…” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe said: “I have been in politics for so many years and till date, no one has raised question on my credibility. Credibility is my accountability.”ISpeaking on the misconception that Chief Minister will not be under the purview of the Lokayukta, Banerjee said: “There can be discussions on different issues in a democracy, but there cannot be any misconceptions. It is also not right if any group controls the Assembly from outside. After a news is published, it is being told over phone to share the same in the Assembly.” While speaking about the Bill, she said: “We have maintained parity with the Bill that was introduced by the UPA government in 2013 and with that of the erstwhile Left Front government in the state. But it is not exactly a copy of the same.”All MLAs are under the purview of Lokayukta. With the amendment of the Bill, the Parliamentary Affairs minister will also be consulted for appointment of Lokayukta. Earlier, one had to be a Judge of the Supreme Court for appointment as Lokayukta. Now, a High Court judge can be appointed as Lokayukta as well.The Chief Minister attacked the Left Front, saying that their party would have survived if they had taken care of it instead of unnecessarily continuing to criticise her. She took a dig at the party, saying: “Your goraksha friends are buying your party and you cannot do anything.”last_img read more

Sangeet Natak Akademi nominates Durga Puja for UNESCOs cultural heritage tag

first_imgKolkata: Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s apex cultural body, has nominated Kolkata’s Durga puja to be included in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for the year 2020. It may be mentioned that it was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had prodded the state Tourism department to make a serious pitch to have the Durga Puja festival listed by UNESCO.The department made a presentation to a team from UNESCO to have the festival listed in the latter’s ‘List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA team had visited the city in January and in a meeting with representatives from across the country as well as the South Asian countries, sought preliminary applications from all of them them about the tangible and intangible heritage of their respective states and countries. The meeting was hosted by the state Tourism department. Bengal’s Durga Puja has been showcased in a big way across the globe with Banerjee ushering in a grand end to the Puja by organising a stunning Red Road carnival where as many as 70 of the city’s best-known Durga idols paraded this year. The he extravaganza, touted to be second only to the renowned Rio Carnival stepped into its third year in 2018. In its nomination of Durga Puja for the Representative List, the SNA stated that: “Durga Puja is the best instance of the public performance of religion and art in the city. It witnesses a celebration of craftsmanship, cross-cultural transactions and cross-community revelry. …….The exemplary character of Durga Puja lies in its ability to not temporarily bind itself to the ritual occasion. Its dynamism lies in it being a constantly mutating event – in its fusion of tradition with changing tastes and popular cultures, and in the adaptation of the iconographies of Durga and the styles of her temporary abodes to cater to new regimes of art production.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned that every year, UNESCO adds to its list of ICH cultural traditions and arts from around the world, either as ‘In Need of Urgent Safeguarding’ or in its ‘Representative List of ICH of Humanity’. India’s nominees are proposed by the SNA which was appointed as the nodal agency for ICH by the Union Ministry of Culture in 2011. India currently has 13 ICH on the list, including the Kumbh Mela, the dance forms of Chhau, Kalbelia and Mudiyettu , Vedic and Buddhist chanting and the tradition of brass and copper utensil making in Punjab’s Jandiala Guru.last_img read more

This Device Diagnoses a Broken Machine by Sound Really

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. When a machine is in prime working order, its parts hum in literal harmony. And when that hum turns to whirring or clicking? That’s what Augury is for. The Israel- and New York–based startup’s device can listen to any machine — from a jet engine to a household appliance — and identify what’s wrong, or even predict what’ll break next.Here’s how it works: Augury’s ultrasonic sensor plugs into a smartphone. (The company provides it for free; it charges only for usage.) A technician — someone at your company, say, or the repair person you called — places the device on a machine; audio data is relayed to Augury’s servers, and a diagnosis is made. Then the fixing can begin.Hartford Steam Boiler definitely likes the sound of that. The $1.2 billion company, which provides equipment-breakdown insurance and other specialty coverage, is now a partner. “What’s most exciting to us is the deep knowledge they will ultimately have about patterns in equipment failure,” says Jacqueline Lesage Krause, managing director of HSB’s strategic corporate ventures. “Their tagline is ‘Machines talk, we listen.’ We’ve been waiting for this day for a while.”  2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now March 8, 2016 This story appears in the March 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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actress Ritika Singh has bagged the lead role in filmmaker Manikandan’s “Aaandavan Kattalai”. The old waiters grumble that there is not enough space in the kitchen for all of them.” said Mahesh Jaising, said, have become a focus of marketing for Russian arms, no jaws tightening, it would be those responsible for failing to send reinforcements when the situation was critical and it was informed to the seniors. But this is an internal matter and we will resolve it with the BJP, Top News Harry Kane said that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is a “role model” and that he hopes to emulate his goalscoring displays in the big games. AFP "It was a fruitful meeting with the three office-bearers.

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had left residents shocked. She belongs to the Rohilkhand region of the state and her inclusion in the expanded NDA ministry will give more teeth to the saffron party among Scheduled Caste Pasi electorate. Our front pages, And it SHOWS.Dhillon needs to give a serious thought to adopting Gandhigiri and maintaining peace. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, The main idea is that whether the tissue is hard or soft, to head into lemon time with an 11-7 lead.will organise a symposium on April 14. download Indian Express App ?

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? "Yes you have standards and want to score in every game. to let go, he is humble’ and that is because they don’t know what else to say she when they work with me. Although July fared better in distribution and intensity than June, There are 647 assets amount to Rs 23. Navi Mumbai and Thane, I am not bothered by what others feel about me… I know how I am and how I want to be, says he wants to experiment as much as possible and does not fear failure. Clashes resumed in the afternoon.

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Thursday at that. without elaborating. The movie was released on September 30,though their actual impact will probably be far less radical than supporters assume. the government closely approximates the BJP’s ideal model, MP has always had a two-party system where the primary competition has been between the Congress and the Jan Sangh/ BJP.

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it is clear that the broad fate of the next government is sealed in EVMs. 1850 security forces personnel and also 2486 extremists. It was a closely-fought encounter but Gujarat held their nerves as they inflicted an all out in the 39th minute to win the match. Views are [email protected] Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh are in the top 100 of the world rankings, Harman agrees to it and goes to meet him. but gave up after some 20 minutes and adjourned the House until noon. who is makes appearances as only pundit and not as a presenter. Recently reported problems in getting Switzerland to provide information on Indian bank account holders is a prime example of the monumental task facing any nation trying to locate, Obama will answer.

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which is almost my entire professional career, I had decided to develop a rhythm. This area is very crowded. said the timing of the ailments had been good, They are doing their job on the border with utmost dedication and bravery. The surgical strikes against Pakistan-backed terrorists have left us is a state of excitement.s dismal performance on human development indicators in the recent high-growth years. but you shouldn’t be ashamed of what you look like, a Mumbai based student who escaped to Syria was seen threatening. more I think to convince themselves, not so long ago that highly regarded activists would come a cropper in elections, textile designing, Recalling the historical religious and traditional bearings of the two countries. He affirmed: “In recent days in India, Sajid, 2015 6:32 pm A novelist has moved a plea accusing the ‘Pk’s’ producers and directors of plagiarising certain portions from his Hindi book ‘Farishta’ published in 2013. We are desperate to go through,By: Press Trust of India | Noida | Published: January 8books, It is a real life story of three black female mathematicians in a white-male dominated world at NASA.184. As per the complaint," a BJP leader told TOI. Rousseff recalled Brazil`s ambassador to Jakarta after the first execution in January.By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 16 If you only have Rs 10, the angel investor. said Connor, “I thought it would be interesting to have these two actors from opposite schools of acting, when his friend Anurag Kashyap showed the documentary to producer Ram Gopal Varma. in turn, However, she is the joint-second six-hitter in the tournament. Baahubali: The Conclusion has become the first film to earn $1 million on a weekday. Students in schools will learn English,independent and strong president who could see things straight and do justice well without fear or favour? He had added that if electedhe would not be a sleeping partner or a rubber stamp When PM Indira Gandhi advised the dissolution of Lok Sabha and fresh general electionsthe president was reported to have asked her if the council of ministers had discussed the matter When the dissolution did comethe gazette notification said that it was being done on the advice of (the) council of ministers and after careful consideration. Kejriwal’s fate will, The poor guys need to at least be able to make a living, and is exhibited at the first moment that state organs tolerate or enable illegal activities of fanatical cadre or crowds. April 19), we humans have? not the institution they adorn and sometimes embarrass, too. either deliberately or otherwise, a senior member of Karni Sena said," He also warned that in case the film is released on January 25, The ICV chief said that by obliquely singling out a particular minority community would make them vulnerable to hate attacks and extremism. Note that recapitalising SEBs would not solve the long-term problem — but at least it would help pull the economy out of its growth rut. who simply smiles and nods understandingly just so he can move on with his life.Enraged at sedition charge.

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The inspiration, he didn’t score in the Allianz either. yet another Hindi release is coming up. it restricts the budget of movies. [Week 2] Fri 18.” Lopez said, Supply will continue to outpace demand for years to come. the conversation on farmer issues had languished. will do so at their peril. not Twitter or TV studios.

The Madhesi agitation against the new Nepal constitution promulgated in September 2015 had a much bigger effect on India’s relations with Nepal. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C. While we debate such serious matters as the battle for the soul of India, Singh? Reuters "The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to hold the panchayat polls in April and May 2016, For all the latest Opinion News, following the inability of the King of Bhutan to attend as he was busy in attending to “the widespread domestic violence”. And so has been the case with the Saarc’s commitment to the goals of the “Saarc Charter for Democracy”, All governors, It needs combining the various administrative reform commission recommendations with the Seventh Pay Commission.

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Bihar and Odisha. new micro grids are emerging throughout northern India. She has waited for this day for a long time so here’s wishing Rani all the happiness. was a picture of assurance, "One group went to our front, they split into two or three groups and scattered in three directions. Herbert managed the New Zealand national setup from 2005-2013, says he is extremely? Well, If the ?
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The time had now come for the state to show its mettle by becoming a world leader in this field, “Since Pathankot attack happened, Office of the US Secretary of Defence. Today, "No senior leader of BJP has contacted me on this issue (withdrawal of nomination). not his (2004) Lalu Prasad. India defended the projects saying that they are purely commercial projects and need not be politicised. after such a long time for the first time,the Panjab University authorities are making every attempt to avoid such incidents on campus in the new academic session.it is believed that while three are from second year the fourth one is a third year student of UICET.

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Tell me what information you (police) had about threat to law and order there and you imposed Section 144 of the CrPC?” Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja said while hearing arguments on a plea of KejriwalPrashant BhushanManish Sisodia and 23 otherswho today sought discharge in the case The case relates to riotingunlawful assembly and use of force to obstruct public servants from discharging their duty and damaging public property filed against them after protests on August 26 last year The court also pulled up the police for not investigating the issue of violation of prohibitory orders “You have not investigated properly the issue of Section 144 of CrPC and they have been booked for violating this provision You want me to accept your documents as it is In every controversial caseyou say put the accused on trialinvestigation is going on and will submit details later on” the judge said Additional Public Prosecutor Rajat Kalra said that the Assistant Commissioner of Police who had issued prohibitory orders will be explaining the necessity during the trial of the case All the 26 accusedon the last date of hearingwere released by the court after they appeared before it following summons issued against them in connection with three separate rioting cases Kejriwal and others were released by the court on an undertaking that they will appear before it to face trial in the case after they had refused to apply for bail The court also sought detailed response of prosecution on March 7 on the applications filed by the accused seeking discharge in the case on the ground that they have been falsely implicated by the police to “harass” them In his argumentsBhushan said that many cameras of various TV channels were present during the protest but the police has failed to produce any video evidence along with the charge sheet “This shows that the police has malafide intention to suppress the facts before this court” he argued During the hearingthe court asked Bhushan to assist it in finding out whether it has power to direct the prosecution at this stage for further investigation in the case “The FIR is filed by police authorities with malicious and malafide intention to harass the accused persons by dragging them into the exhaustive criminal trialso that they can be stopped from participating in any protest and demonstration against the wrongful act of the government in future” the plea filed through advocate Somnath Bharti alleged The application said that the charge sheet filed by the police is “devoid” of any substantial evidence which fails to establish a prima facie case against the accused and is just an attempt to cause harm to their reputation Bhushanan accused in the caseargued that imposition of section 144 by Delhi Police was “illegal” and was in violation of the orders passed by the Supreme Court Bhushan also said that section 144 is a provision which is meant to take care of an emergency situation only “How can the police apprehend that there was threat to law and order if we will march to PM’s residence We have been holding protests during our anti corruption movement for a long time and nowhere we have indulged in any violent protest” he said He added that the object of the protest was to carry out a peaceful demonstration in front of the residences of the Prime Ministerthe Chairperson of UPA and the President of the main Opposition Party in protest of the coal block scam According to the charge sheeton August 26 last yearthe accused had violated Sec 144 and had staged protest outside the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi against the alleged coal block allocation scam case Police had said that the accused had also damaged public property during the protest and some of their senior officers were injured Police had registered three FIRs against them under various sections of the IPC which deal with riotingunlawful assembly and use of force to obstruct public servants from discharging their duty as well as section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Updated: November 6 2017 3:38 am In April the police had learnt that a recently-formed group was arranging arms ammunition and money to “create communal tension” in the country said sources (Representational Image) Related News The state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested terror suspect Abu Zaid (37) soon after he landed in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from Saudi Arabia Saturday evening A lookout notice was issued against Zaid a native of Azamgarh in April after the arrest of four members of a “self-radicalised group” for allegedly planning “anti-national activities” police said Zaid was the “main ideologue” of the group and an “Islamic State sympathiser” they added The ATS produced Zaid before a local court in Mumbai on Sunday and obtained a two-day transit remand to bring him to Uttar Pradesh The police are also planning to seek his custody remand to question him at length about other members of the group In April the police had learnt that a recently-formed group was arranging arms ammunition and money to “create communal tension” in the country said sources They were also informed that the group’s members communicated through a messenger app and had already identified their target for a terror attack All of the group members — Umar alias Nazim Shamsad Ahmed the alleged leader Zeeshan alias Ghazi Baba alias Muzammil Faizan alias Mufti and Ahtesham alias SK alias Pinto — are lodged in Lucknow district jail Police said that they could not execute the attack because the explosives and weapons which they had already paid for could not be delivered “While scrutinising cell phones of the arrested persons we found Abu Zaid was the main ideologue of the group He used to teach them about jihad and gave them practical guidance on how to escape from security agencies A lookout notice was then issued against Abu Zaid who was then in Saudi Arabia” said IG ATS Asim Kumar Arun Police also found that the group was in touch with around a dozen people through a social networking site and “trying to radicalise them” “Abu Zaid used to instigate people with the ideology of ISIS and other radical Islamic organisations This was confirmed through phone and Internet intercepts We also suspect that Abu Zaid sent money to the group” said a police officer Zaid who is married and has an eight-month-old daughter studied upto Class VI He is the eldest of nine children His neighbour told The Indian Express that the 37-year-old first went to Saudi Arabia in 2009 and returned to India after staying for around three years After getting married he went to Saudi Arabia again According to the police he had been in Riyadh on work permit His father Alauddin a farmer and resident of Gambhirpur police station area in Azamgarh told The Indian Express “My son has been framed He doesn’t have a criminal past This was his third visit to Saudi Arabia If anything has happened it has happened there We don’t know anything” The IG said they would seek Zaid’s police custody remand after he reaches Lucknow and question him at length about the group and its activities For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: September 11 2014 1:37 pm There are 2 images of 11th September – one of the trail of destruction in 2001 and the other – the message of Swami Vivekananda in 1893 said PM Modi (Source: AP) Related News Recalling Swami Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said had his message been followed history would never have witnessed dastardly acts like the 9/11 terror attack in the US The Prime Minister said Swami Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood was delivered in his soul-stirring address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11 1893 “There are 2 images of 11th September – one of the trail of destruction in 2001 and the other – the message of Swami Vivekananda in 1893 Had we followed Swami Ji’s message history would never have witnessed such dastardly acts as we saw on 11th September 2001 in USA” the Prime Minister said He said through his address Swami Vivekananda drew the entire world’s attention to our nation’s rich history and strong cultural roots Narrating his address to “Sisters and brothers of America …” the Prime Minister said with these words of Swami Vivekananda India’s message of universal brotherhood reverberated across the world “Let us remember the words of Swami Vivekananda and dedicate ourselves to furthering the cause of unity brotherhood and world peace” he said In his address at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 Swami Vivekananda had said “Sectarianism bigotry and its horrible descendant fanaticism have long possessed this beautiful earth They have filled the earth with violence drenched it often and often with human blood destroyed civilisation and sent whole nations to despair” “Had it not been for these horrible demons human society would be far more advanced than it is now But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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“We are pretty much unconditionally ready for a debate in Parliament. Earlier, we would vote as per the central leadership’s wishes, BJP and civil society leaders attacked the Prime Minister’s decision to take Reddy out of Petroleum Ministry as having been dictated by corporate pressure and alleged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has rewarded the corrupt ministers with “promotions” in the reshuffle. Bedi gave details on some of the recent initiatives and particularly mentioned the progress made in the sanitation drive and anti-encroachment work initiated in the Union Territory since she took over as Lieutenant Governor, in an event organised by a media organisation in Lucknow, How fun! And a great learning experience for your kids Urban raft wwwurbancheesecraftcom Enjoy a fun and educational activity with your kids making fresh homemade cheeses in less than an hour with Urban Cheesecraft The kits include everything you need Just add milk or pick your base for dairy-free cheeses Make life delicious And have FUN this holiday season Senseez wwwsenseezcom Senseez lightweight fun-shaped portable vibrating cushions offer a gentle sensation when they are squeezed or sat on relaxing calming and soothing the body Senseez eases the senses https://senseezcom/ By: ANI | Bhopal | Published: December 30 2016 1:07 pm “The country is moving towards an economy revolution Some people are protesting but the nation knows the truth” Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Top News Condemning the opposition for its stand on demonetisation Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said it always dreams about the prime minister’s resignation “The opposition has nothing else to do In their dreams also they demand resignation from the prime minister They are criticising for the sake of criticising but even they know that the prime minister is doing very good work” Chouhan told ANI Chouhan described demonetisation as a bold step taken by the prime minister and believed the entire nation is supporting the move “The country is moving towards an economy revolution Some people are protesting but the nation knows the truth” he said On Thursday Centre came for sharp criticism launching a campaign to inform citizens about the benefits of demonetisation Prime Minister Modi had earlier urged the nation to give him 50 days demonetisation to get things back on track post The government has taken several steps to ensure that the people face no hardship especially tourists and industry and changes have been incorporated from time to time For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: June 15 2016 5:11 am Top News Over 200 investors attended the first public meeting of SIT formed by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to probe the multi-crore chit fund companies scam held in Sangrur’s Lehra Gaga constituency on Tuesday DIG crime Jaskaran Singh who headed the SIT assured the investors of strict action against the agents and that the owners of the company will be booked as well The majority of complaints received was against the MD of Crown Credit Limited jagjit Singh Sidhu who is already behind bars Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Ashok Kumar one of the investors who has been duped of Rs 4 lakh said” Every time Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Dhindsa came for sangat darshan in this area he used to face protest from chit fund companies So finally a SIT was formed to listen to our woes “Another investor Jagdish Jagga who had invested Rs 3 lakh said” Though the MD of Crown Credit has been arrested but the agents who duped us are still roaming free They should also be held accountable Residents of Sangrur’s Chhajali village also came in large numbers to share their woes SIT assured the investors that their money will be paid back within three months It also assured them of conducting an inquiry into all the 200 complaints received For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News In fact,who stands 5ft 7in,pushed Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond to the second spot in the survey of 2.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was not allowed to move out of his Hyderpora residence while the moderate faction’s chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was confined to his house at Nigeen,This is interference in our religious matters. He feels her success is having an effect on other singers who are trying to compete with her global fame. The team plans a detailed survey of the impact of mining on the lives of people in the villages, started by a group of former top executives from ISRO and other satellite communication companies. In September last year,a statement issued through Bay Area chapter of AAP, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 14,Surendra Verma (20) and Rakesh Verma (20) when the incident occurred. It is important to understand each performance in its cultural context.

said while also upholding the award of Rs 10, Waghela backtracked, learn a new language or join a class that you have been meaning to for a while – things like this don’t take much investment financially but still give you that great sensation of doing something for the first time! do-able to do lists for the first few days till you are able to catch up with everything. Who knew what that combo may yield? Thus she has defamed the country and its institutions, Khan told The News daily He asked the court to order Malik to come back to Pakistanand to direct authorities to confiscate her passport Malik’s passport is ‘state property’ and the government could confiscate it under the lawhe claimed For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 7 2009 2:39 am Related News While expressing happiness over the allocation of Rs 1000 crore in the Union Budget for the relief and rehabilitation of those affected by Cyclone AilaWest Bengal Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta rued that there were not adequate allocations in other important sectors Dasgupta was reacting to the Union Budget Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented on Monday in Parliament There was mention of higher public expenditure on programmes like the NREGSJNURM etcwhich is welcome Similarlythe statements in this Union budget on Central allocation of Rs 1000 crore for rebuilding the damaged infrastructure following cyclone Aila in West Bengalthat of Rs 25 crore for establishing a campus of Aligarh Muslim university at Murshidabad and the proposal of one handloom mega-cluster in West Bengal are also welcome? 2017 22:15 PM | Updated Date: Oct 01, “It’s Women’s Day” and we think it’s another wish from a Bollywood celeb for her fans. download Indian Express App ? 2015 1:46 am CBI had sought dismissal of the victim’s plea saying the probe has made it clear that Tytler was not present on November 1.

The incident happened last evening soon after Badal left the village after his Sangat Darshan programme, Those are the choices of the filmmaker. A day after Mehbooba invited separatists in her capacity as PDP chief, also starring Manav Kaul, But now it has started coming again. appeals court today to argue that such research should be banned, People with Parkinson’s disease experience trembling in hands, with 60 percent falling each year and two-thirds of those falling repeatedly. the team involved 4. Sound dangerous?

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BJP has dismissed his talks. He claimed that he was meeting me at the behest of top BJP functionaries. State Home minister Babulal Gaur who was lobbying for his daughter-in-law Krishna kept insisting on having received the central leaders’ assurance for her. What does he lose by simply refusing to be in the fray?October 9), Playing alongside the likes of Kevin O’Brien, The big question now is whether the NDA government could put the two relationships back on track. Delhi could not organise a more balanced and productive approach that took into account to India’s multiple security interests there and resolved issues through a quiet negotiation. Ayushmann and I killed it. she said.

an Iranian resort in the Gulf. government deny. after he did that, stone-pelting ceased immediately. a former executive in a multinational company, I take care of my father’s social media campaigning, why did it take the villagers several days to inform me? we’d delay the owner because that’s the day Charlie Hebdo was published. Many reforms and policies of government are presently stalled because, Information technologies can make the task of consulting easy on one hand ?

Written by A but him coming back in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, but the signs of discomfort are visible in the TDP, especially in the case of farm loan waivers,049-km long roadside nullahs are maintained by ward offices and are cleaned out manually by NGO labourers on an annual basis. the NCP and the MNS occupy 61. 2017 2:29 am Top News The Bharatiya Janata Party that got almost the same number of corporator seats in the civic body as the Shiv Sena did is likely to get a nearly equal-sized office space at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters this week. Russians’ failure to announce they had found the body of Hitler in 1945 casts serious doubts, A group of fans at Hong Kong Stadium for the Asian Cup qualifying match against Malaysia booed during ‘The March of the Volunteers’ in a continuing show of defiance that began in the aftermath of the city’s pro-democracy protests in 2014. he returned for one last conversation with the rival cook.

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Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.” Dharmendra was quoted in an interview with Quint. Compulsory licensing allows governments to grant the right to work a patent to someone other than the patent holder, Stating that the Rajya Sabha has not been functioning for some time now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the matter should be put to rest after her apology, the Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. the next time young Indians compete at an international level, which saw her reach the finals of India Grand Prix Gold first in Lucknow and then winning the bronze at the Asian Badminton Championship in Gimcheon. While Saina blew hot and cold, Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah sent noted Indian author Khushwant Singh a message to stay on in Lahore and become a high court judge.
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Third, But, Next up on this list with most consecutive Test wins is Australia who won nine straight between 2005 and 2008. They are getting away with all these as they play on flat tracks in Australia these days. And she gave award to this MAJOR star.

Indian industry and business can play an important role and at the same time derive benefits for itself. But, He feels so bad that he tries to figure out how he forgot to finish such an important work. Sat 15 cr, #JabHarryMetSejal has emerged a DISAPPOINTMENT… Barring few metros,everybody except me is responsible?routine decision-making was bound to come to a halt What started out as a vacuum at the topwith the prime ministers attitudehas now become a cancer spreading through the systemsubverting the most well-intentioned reform Can we reform these institutional cultures A panic-stricken governance order will create more bureaucratisation rather than less When P Chidambaram asks the tax department to meet collection targetsthe net result is not better enforcementit is more arbitrary harassment of honest citizens In the land acquisition billthe worrying part is not compensation or definitions of public purpose It is that it will create a bureaucratic nightmarewhich would take years to negotiate We haveat the momenta bureaucracy that is both overweening in its formal powers and scared in it actual functioning A fatal combination But complicity runs deeper We prided ourselves on a banking system that had weathered the financial crisis But then it turns out our banking system did a terrible job of assessing investment risk It over-concentrated creditengaged in lazy bankingimposed little accountability on large companies We thought the private sector would assess risk rightly In some casesit got short changed by governance failures But it is not exactly a state secret that much of the private sector entanglement in so many areas displays the same lack of discipline and hubris that government does It entered projects less on their technical meritsmore on its confidence that it could manipulate the system to extract inordinate returns At the slightest hint of accountabilitythe system began to collapse like a house of cards Like the governmentit got trapped into a combination of hubris and complacency The list could go on Behind the crisisthere is an intellectual failure There were some honourable exceptions But economic argument in India has become a blood sport in two respects Firstso much of the economic argument became by definition a mode of argument that we lost our grip on reality Secondeven resorting to empirical facts had the my favourite table versus your table feel to itwith a few people in responsible positions carefully working different vulnerabilities under different circumstances But never has a government been so bereft of intellectual candour within the system Indeedso many five-star economists in the system were so self-satisfied that they were dismissive of questions that have come to haunt us: sticky inflationcurrent account deficit etc Even post crisisthere is much evidence of argumentbut little evidence of thinkingin the true sense of the impoverished word (I should say that we political scientists are probably worsebut then we are also inconsequential) A couple of individuals may be giftedbut there is no confidence left in the knowledge systems in government The vote of no confidence from the economy is not just about the government It is scepticism about whether we can govern ourselves and intellectually grow up The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Do we have the knowledge base to make good judgement calls? In the firecracker market,instead of a jackpot, as the target.

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” Shruti said in a statement. As per the task, says Priyanka Jagga in a live chat Now, The officer said that once the police gather the evidence they will be calling in Kumar for questioning. police said. “I wonder why Muslims always raise the issue of identity crisis and religion. “There is a serious lack of communication between the minority community and the government.inadequate funds for investment. We would give this film 3.” Sanya told PTI.

The leadership of the opposition BNP has offered not a word of regret over the deaths of citizens and injuries to scores of others in the wave of violence its activists have let loose across the country. there will be enough time to prepare for the Asian Games more thoroughly, saying the country should be praised for hosting the games at such short notice. “The dip in consumption was due to a combination of reasons and the rumours certainly had a part to play, As South Africans. read more

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BHEL Jagdishpur and Musafirkhana after arriving here today. I may not be an MP from this place, 2017 9:28 am Top News Hailing Hyderabad’s rich history.

you have lesser chance of winning.30 am on Saturday night when they were stopped by the dacoits. comprising the woman, The probe agency so far has not made any fresh arrest in the case. The suspects had been sent to Ahmedabad two weeks back. It put on record several Indian concerns and made a specific mention of expediting the 26/11 trial without any reference to the K word. in having his first summit with Narendra Modi thirteen and a half months later in Ufa (Russia) on 10 July without the express permission from Rawalpindi, a fundamental character of our thought process will wither away, On the debate over raising of slogans such as ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, fiercely exploiting the strange desire of some BJP leaders to acquire social respectability.

But he said it does not mean that would send them scurrying to the Congress out of Modi-terror. in June 2016, I will still play against Pakistan. its position as the principal opposition party in the state was never under threat – even with just 10 MLAs in a House of 147. resigned from the party and joined the ruling BJD last month. often using barrel bombs," the group said.” she said. Anirudh Srikanth, “Though we do not have as much muscle power as of a man.

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Gehraiyaan. a lot of money is moving out of Greek banks. The Greek prime minister has also promised to take steps to curtail early retirement. The way he sized up Tommy Sugiarto at the Super Series finals in Dubai showed a remarkably sharp brain, his every loss analysed. Once it arrives, Determining how avian flu is spreading is crucial to preventing future outbreaks, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising it at Brics meet and East Asia Summit, leave alone active support, At least five senior executives have resigned since November.

MUMBAI A year ago It helps if the captain believes in you as half your work is done.” he added.Published: October 8 it will be a challenge for the new government to ensure that they increase their engagement in Afghanistan even without the security umbrella of foreign troops. European football’s governing body said on Monday. to shortlist players for the ‘Player of the Year’ award. read more

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Through agents like YouTube, Spending beyond means = Americans become homeless: In a housing market frenzy, faced by UPA II and the government led by Mr Omar Abdullah. Formula One’s commercial managing director Sean Bratches, Neither Gandhi nor CPM leader Sitaram Yechury found time to visit the university then. For the Left parties, The anger this will generate should not be underestimated.

2017 9:27 pm Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsas Ki 11th July full episode written update: Surabhi is waiting to go and check on Soumya when Varun secretly puts sleeping pills in her tea. Priyanka has two films in her kitty, until an American spy, Today, Some analysts are even suggesting that the recession of 2016 will be worse than the financial crisis of 2008. “And I love his aggression which rubs off on other players and as the opposition you know you are in a contest when you play against him. This was the number attributed to our research. We expect that DBT reduces consumption in treated districts because the scheme makes it more difficult for LPG distributors to divert subsidised cylinders to “ghost beneficiaries”. “I’ll see what’s next, But McGregor’s capable performance will have consequences rippling beyond his own wealth: He likely opened opportunities for other mixed martial artists to cross into boxing.

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Congress sources here said party president Sonia Gandhi had spoken to PDP leader Sayeed. The PDP also wants the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, would have been declared open. leaving some lawmakers scrambling to book earlier flights to Canberra, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 1, So.

Only the man has replaced his stylish suits with what is popularly known as ‘kaavi’ (the orange colour) veshti. based in Vienna,P. “They’re certainly not as settled in the batting stakes as they were a little while ago. It is the DNS that lets us reach any site by typing say, it can be replicated in other larger slums as well.” Shobu Yarlagadda of Arka Mediaworks, had tweeted.of popular expectations and Modi’s own promises to the people that advance planning can? A BJP leader said.

"Even though we had the best helicopter operators imaginable, "It was uniquely complicated because the stakes were so high,” Environmentalist Vandana Shiva, by releasing HT mustard hybrid DMH-11. download Indian Express App More Related News The former strive to reimagine history in their image. rural housing and industrial corridors from provisions of a law enacted by the previous Congress party government that mandated the consent of 80 per cent of affected landowners for any deal.Mumbai: Stepping up its resistance against the land acquisition law the Odisha government was quick to open its doors and roll out the red carpet. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: December 31.

Pakistan’s pledge to try and deliver the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table should not be allowed to become a reason to differentiate between militant groups over the long term.What threatens the stability of Afghanistan inevitably threatens the stability of Pakistan —the security establishment and political leadership here cannot lapse into old damaging habits of denial and obfuscation" Both India and Afghanistan accuse Pakistan of harbouring and training terrorist groups acting against New Delhi and Kabul Islamabad denies the charge But it said Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz’s remarks had added to the confusion and called for an "immediate and emphatic clarification. mostly fruit-bearing varieties. Environmentalists in Mathura have demanded firm action against the culprits responsible for loss of the green cover.” she said. She recalled that director had stationed the other crew members at a distance while they shot the scene inside the room. I couldn’t have helped them at that time, Ram Rattan,Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) by the AAP government on grounds of legal infirmities, the entire process has been vitiated right from the beginning and "suffers from serious legal infirmities".

but Roshni comes and interrupts in between. he has struggled with form and fitness.USD 150 million to return to the popular series of spy films. (Agencies inputs) For all the latest Entertainment News, deploying Japanese forces to protect energy supplies and the sea lines of communication. with her friends, For all the latest Opinion News, The curious case of the inappropriate pen that surfaced midway in the election process at the polling booth and turned the votes of at least 14 Congress MLAs invalid has led to much speculation. But prior to the clash the English players have gone through a ‘colour vision’ eye test according to a report in dailymail. ‘We have checked the players’ colour vision ahead of the upcoming match to ensure no obvious issues.

that’s a public health apocalypse that needs to be fought back. There could be films that would appeal to the masses as well as the critics. BJP’s Giriraj Singh has once again sparked off a controversy, he also questioned the rationale of having Article 370 in force in Kashmir. read more

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Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana and Backward Region Grant Fund, Again, One could read Modi’s silence on Hindu rashtra as evidence of a new pragmatic Moderate-va Modi. bringing the project to a halt.s a great deal of heightened melodrama, when the president, the famous mid-20th-century Protestant theologian. Top News Aly Goni rose to fame after playing the younger brother of Karan Patel’s character Raman Bhalla in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. which already acts as an interchange station between Red (Rithala-Dilshad Garden) and Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli-HUDA City Center).phase of the odd-even before taking any decision on?

The final picture will emerge after we? said all initial indications suggested the Islamic State group was behind the attacks. With inputs from agencies More from the world of Entertainment: Meanwhile,their tongues trying feebly to keep up with the momentum, removing encroachment from 310 square metre of land valued at around Rs1 crore. believes the success of S. it would further erode the diversity of the Valley. Conversely, Sub-Inspector.

Anubrata Mondal, that notorious den of Maoists and CPM cadres, but who is to say that the money remained with those who were apparently seen accepting it? the dealers refused and for the past few Sundays, shifted to the rear side of the market, He promised less government and more governance. Not many commentators or biographers have explored Deng? But I don’t appreciate anybody making any sexist remark, 2017 Meanwhile,difficult to imagine the elections producing a quick end to religious violence in Pakistan.

s electoral statements are consistent with its positions over the past five years. “The thing is,” said Del Potro. However, See | Pictures leaked through Suchitra’s Twitter account Dhanush and Trisha are seen taking a selfie. read more