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Ajuy local found dead

first_imgOfficers of the Ajuy municipal policestation have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PN ILOILO City – A 31-year-old man wasfound dead along the shoreline of Barangay Luca, Ajuy, Iloilo. Police identified him as 31-year-old JoebertGuanzon. Residents discovered Guanzon’s bodyaround 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, the report added. Guanzon – resident of Barangay Ilaya3rd, Dumangas, Iloilo – was believed to have drowned, a police reportshowed.  last_img

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Tottenham target Ndombele swap with Coutinho

first_imgPremier League side Tottenham are reportedly open to a player swap deal with Tanguy Ndombele trading places with Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.Advertisement However, if a direct swap deal is reached, Barcelona do stand to make a loss on their original signing.Barcelona paid €120m to sign Coutinho from Liverpool in 2018, and with Bayern Munich rejecting their €100m purchase option on him, they have lowered his value to €80m, with Ndombele rated at €55m.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorcacenter_img Barcelona have been linked with a summer move for the French international, after the former Lyon midfielder has endured a mixed first season in England.Coutinho has also been heavily rumoured to want a return to the Premier League ahead of the 2020-21 season, and according to reports from the Independent, a deal could be struck to suit both clubs.Barcelona are reportedly operating on a tight budget this summer, with player exchange deals likely to form the majority of their transfer dealings. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksGo Stargazing & Discover The Night Sky At These Cool Locations7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

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Cricket News BCCI recommends Poonam Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bumrah, Jadeja for Arjuna Award

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended four cricketers for Arjuna Award 2019. Poonam Yadav,  Indian team pacers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, spinner Ravindra Jadeja have been recommended by the board. Earlier, a senior BCCI official had said that the nomination for Arjuna Awards will be decided on the basis of seniority. “We will decide on the nominees on the basis of their seniority. There will be both men and women cricketers who will be in the list that Karim presents.” The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in sports. The cash reward of Arjuna Award carries INR 5,00,000.Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav is the only female cricketer in the list recommended by BCCI. Yadav has played 41 ODIs and 54 T20Is for India, taking 63 and 74 wickets. Jadeja has been the key figure in the Indian test lineup and he has played 41 Test matches for the team taking 192 wickets. last_img read more

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FIFA awaits AYC 2013 winner

first_imgWhichever nation emerges victorious of the African Youth Championships will swerve a potentially explosive group of death in the World Youth Championships to be played in June.The draw for the tournament, to be played in Turkey from June 21, has been held. It saw twenty-four (24) teams picked from the pots and placed in their respective groups to see their opponents in the opening round.Local Organising Committee (LOC) president Servet Yardimci and FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke conducted the draw together former Turkey national team Fatih Terim and Mustafa Denizli, who teamed up with former world-class striker and Turkey’s all-time top scorer Hakan Sukur, and ex-keeper Rustu Recber.The tournament will feature some very unfancied sides like Cuba and El Salvador but regular participants Brazil and Argentina missed the boat for this year’s edition.Spain, Mexico and Portugal will be in Turkey to continue their rich history of participating and showcasing some of their best youth players to the rest of the world.Here is the full draw: GROUP A (Istanbul, Kayseri): France, CAF representative, USA, Spain.GROUP B (Kayseri, Istanbul): Cuba, Korea Republic, CAF representative, PortugalGROUP C (Trabzon, Rize, Gaziantep): Turkey, El Salvador, Colombia, AustraliaGROUP D (Gaziantep, Trabzon): Mexico, Greece, Paraguay, CAF representativeGROUP E (Antalya, Bursa): Chile, CAF champions, England, Iraq GROUP F (Bursa, Antalya): OFC Champions, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, CroatiaNote: For the definition of the three positions called CAF representative, a separate draw will take place at the conclusion of the CAF African Youth Championship on 30 March in Oran, Algeria, to determine which group the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams from CAF will play in.last_img read more

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Nollybooks: Literacy with love

first_imgMEDIA CONTACTS • +27 11 656 6349 +27 71 236 2118 (Image: info@mmepublishing.co.za) “Chris Rock, the American comedian, jokes that if you want to hide something from a black person, put it in a book. Let’s prove him wrong and let’s get reading, sistas!” That call to action comes from Sis’ Nolly, the face of Nollybooks, a new South African romance imprint aiming to make readers out of young black women. Nollybooks takes the British Mills & Boon model of chick-lit romance written to a formula and adapts it for the urban South African context, with recognisable – if aspirational – characters, settings, language and culture. But it further adapts the model for a less literate society with the “bookazines” format, with a letter from the editor – Sis’ Nolly – in the front and word games, quizzes, a glossary, book club talking points and celebrity news included at the back.The series, launched in October 2010, is an imprint of MME Media and the brainchild of Nigeria-born Moky Makura, a writer, TV presenter and producer, PR pioneer and, now, publisher.Makura, who has an Honours degree in politics, economics and law from Buckingham University in the UK, is on a mission to get “aliterate” young South Africans – particularly girls and young women aged 16 to 24 – back to books.“For many young people in this country, the last books they read were probably at school,” she told City Press a few months before the Nollybooks launch last year. “It is likely the books were not books they would have chosen to read, so it may also have been a negative experience – so they stop when they leave school.”Makura points to the fact that more than 3-million South Africans are illiterate, 8-million functionally illiterate, and many millions more aliterate – they can read books, but don’t. It’s this last, vast market that Nollybooks targets.“We’ve identified a big gap in the market and the time it takes before young people can afford to buy at Exclusive Books,” Makura said. “It’s pricey and intimidating.”Creating an entirely new market of readers out of ordinary, aliterate South Africans has been done before – to huge success. The country’s first tabloid newspaper Daily Sun revolutionised the local publishing industry by tapping into the market of working-class readers, people who had never bothered with newspapers before. Launched in 2002, Daily Sun is by far South Africa’s largest paper, with daily sales of some 500 000 – three times that of its nearest rivals – and a readership of over 3-million people.Like Daily Sun, Nollybooks seeks to attract readers with a low price – R50 a book, between half and a third of the cost of a conventional novel – and content that speaks to their lives.“I named this company Nollybooks because we must write our own stories and make them accessible,” Makura told City Press. “The best way to get people to enjoy books is to give them content they enjoy.”The name of the imprint reflects her inspiration from the success of local storytelling in her the film industry of Nigeria, her home country. “I believe we Africans want to see ourselves reflected in the content that we consume,” she said. “Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, was created by Nigerians telling their own stories to themselves. It’s an incredibly successful, self-sustaining industry. It shows that despite questionable production values, people want to see themselves.”The bookazine format is also an attempt to fit with the readers’ lives, being smaller than most books and so easier to fit in a handbag and read on a bus or taxi to and from work. The glossary of more difficult words included with each book will be useful to members of an aspirational generation, young second-language English speakers keen to improve their language. And dictionaries are rarely found in homes, let alone on public transport.Nollybooks have so far published 11 titles, including The Perfect Holiday Romance, The Spy Who Loved Him, A Man Worth Knowing and More than Friends. Most were written by first-time authors. The Nollybooks team see nurturing new writing talent as part of their goal to spread literacy in South Africa, so they encourage new writers, offer writing tips on the website and recently held a writing workshop at the National Book Week in Johannesburg.The plots of the books are fun, upbeat and very local. In The Spy Who Loved Him, journalist Thuli Mabena takes on a job as domestic worker for wealthy businessman Luasi Nkosi, all the while spying on him and reporting back to her readers on how the rich and famous treat their employees.In Looking for Mr Right, Cassandra is fed up with making wedding gowns for other women while she stays single. Online dating seems a good idea – “until she realises that what glitters in cyberspace isn’t gold in the flesh”. Neo in More Than Just Friends is excitedly awaiting her childhood friend Nceba’s return to South Africa, expecting the awkward-looking boy she grew up with. She is “stunned to see a devastatingly handsome man, and the two immediately rekindle their friendship …”Like the hugely successful international franchise Mills & Boon, all Nollybooks are put together according to a formula that dictates plots, character and writing style.“Formulaic writing works,” Makura told The Times. “It captures readers. It gives them a guarantee. They know what to expect. It’s like watching a soap opera. There is a little bit of the same in each book, and this is like what Enid Blyton does for young readers, too – helping to creating reading habits.”But unlike Mills & Boon, and despite many lines given to the protagonist’s attractions – “How did he keep his body so trim and rugged with all the time he spent in court; settlement after settlement?” – there is no sex.“We are sensitive to the reality of South Africa, to Aids and to young girls,” Makura said.“The sex happens after the story finishes.”last_img read more

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Wind Farms Have Little Impact on Property Values

first_imgA detailed study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds wind turbines have little if any impact on the value of nearby houses.Researchers collected information on 50,000 home sales in 27 counties in nine states. The houses were within 10 miles of 67 different wind farms. Nearly 1,200 of the sales were for homes within a mile of a wind turbine. The study covers sales well before the announcement of a wind farm to well after construction.Wind farms ranged in size from a single turbine to 150 turbines, with turbine size averaging under 400 feet in total height (base to tip of blade). The average turbine capacity was 1.6 megawatts.“Across all model specifications, we find no statistical evidence that home prices near wind turbines were affected in either the post-construction or post-announcement/pre-construction periods,” the study concludes. “Therefore, if affects do exist, either the average sales impacts are relatively small (within the margin of error in the models) and/or sporadic (impacting only a small subset of homes).”Even for houses located within a mile of a turbine, the study found it “highly unlikely” that the effect on the sales price was larger than +/- 4.9%.“Regardless of these potential maximum effects, the core results of our analysis consistently show no sizable statistically significant impact of wind turbines on nearby property values,” the study says.last_img read more

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Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at Ayodhya ‘Ram temple’

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday offered prayers at the makeshift Ram temple here on his first visit to the town after taking charge.The visit assumes significance as it comes a day after criminal conspiracy charges were framed against top BJP leaders in the Babri mosque demolition case.Mr. Adityanath, who arrived here this morning, spent around 30 minutes at the makeshift temple. He later offered payers on the banks of the Saryu River.Mr. Adityanath began his visit by offering prayers at the Hanumangarhi Temple in Ayodhya.He was accompanied by Dharam Das, against whom conspiracy charges were framed on Tuesday along with the other BJP leaders.A special CBI court in Lucknow had on Tuesday framed charges against BJP veterans L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Union minister Uma Bharti and nine others in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case.last_img read more

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