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Gambling participation in Great Britain sees notable decline during 2020

first_img Email Address “For example, we’re looking at how we extend filtering for online ads, and are working with online platforms on opt outs for betting advertising. Tags: Problem Gambling UK Gambling Commission Data Participation 25th February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling Responsible gambling Data collected by the Gambling Commission showed that overall participation among adults in any gambling activity in the year to the end of December had fallen to 42%, which was down five percentage points compared to the previous year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) welcomed the drop in the problem gambling rate, vowing that the industry would “keep up the momentum” to reduce it further. In other activities, there were decreases in participation in in-person football pools, bingo, betting on horse races, betting on other events and casino games. Between 2019 and 2020, each gender and age category showed some level of decline in participation rates, with the sharpest drops among men and younger age groups. “One problem gambler is one too many, however, and we are determined to keep up the momentum in the months ahead. “The various lockdown rules and restrictions throughout 2020 have brought about significant consumer behavioural change and clearly have also had a major impact on the gambling industry. “We look forward to engaging with the Government’s Gambling Review to ensure a safer gambling environment for our millions of customers.” The Gambling Commission found that the overall problem gambling rate was 0.3%, compared to 0.6% the previous year, although it described this decrease as not “statistically significant”, meaning it could be explained by chance in more than 5% of scenarios. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img The moderate risk rate was stable at 0.9%, while the low-risk rate showed a significant decrease from 2.7% to 2.0%. The survey found that levels of agreement that gambling is conducted fairly and can be trusted have remained stable at 29%. “The year to December 2020, which the data is based upon and reflects, has been an unique year; with the arrival of COVID-19,” a Gambling Commision spokesperson said. “Our initiatives have included encouraging deposit limits, investing more in research, education and treatment, and introducing tough new rules on VIP schemes and game design. National Lottery draws and other lotteries saw increases in online play and decreases in in-person play during the period. When respondents who had only taken part in National Lottery draws were excluded, the overall participation rate was down from 32% in 2019 to 28% in 2020. Social responsibility Wes Himes, the BGC’s executive director for standards and innovation, said: “Since being established in 2019, we have worked tirelessly to drive up standards in the regulated betting and gaming industry and promote safer gambling. While online gambling participation was up three percentage points to 24%, in-person participation was down nine percentage points to 26%. Gambling participation in Great Britain sees notable decline during 2020 Gambling participation among Britons fell sharply in 2020, with an increase in online play outweighed by a much more dramatic fall in the retail sector. Regions: UK & Ireland “Data shows that for all respondents, online gambling participation rates are increasing. When those who have only played National Lottery draws are removed from the data, the all respondents online participation rate has remained stable between 2019 and 2020.” The data is based on the Gambling Commission’s quarterly telephone survey conducted by Yonder Consulting. A nationally representative sample of 4,007 adults aged 16 and over were interviewed via telephone in March, June, September and December 2020.last_img read more

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Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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North Carolinians stand up for the poor, vulnerable on Moral…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Ann Magill says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA August 14, 2013 at 8:13 am As an 80 year old protester I could not be arrested because I had a 90 year old husband to get home to. This has been the most embarrassing General Assembly. They are a disgrace to the human spirit. I am not proud of this state but very proud and thankful for our bishops and clergy that have been so evident at the Moral Mondays. Thank you Bishop Michael, Bishop Chip and Bishop Anne. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm I am disappointed with the attitudes expressed in this thread. The presence of the Diocesan Bishops at these media events in downtown Raleigh does NOT reflect the opinions of the entirety of the laity.The stand the Church should be taking involves investment of blood, toil, tears, sweat, and tithes into ministry to people. This takes many forms ranging from providing supplemental instruction to minority children to meeting family material needs to providing job seeking assistance to parents, and assistance in getting photo ID cards.Government social programs, with all the collateral damage they generate, arose when the Church fell down on the job of feeding Christ’s sheep. It’s time for the Church to focus on meeting Her Biblically-assigned responsibilities rather than trying to push a liberal Big Government social agenda. (Sorry, Deb Blackwood, North Carolina government was NOT “moderate”). August 14, 2013 at 2:07 am As one who lives in North Carolina I am proud of my sister and brother Episcopal Christians. When Jesus said what you do unto the least of these you do unto me, he meant more than sitting in church on Sunday. As to mr Yarbrough the church can only do so much with what it has and as taxpayers we should get services and goods from the government . When the church takes a stand it shows young people that we are a place that is relevant to them and cares more about people and not about just holding up in pretty buildings on Sunday morning . As a 29 year old I hear this from my friends all the time . Way to go Episcopalians in North Carolina and hear in my town of Wilmington N.C. . Featured Events July 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm This is good news! Here in Oregon, I was amazed how quickly North Carolina and Texas jumped on the voting discrimination bandwagon once the Supreme Court made it possible. This is clearly an issue of injustice. May No. Carolinians of conscience prevail and bring light where there is darkness! In Oregon, we vote by mail–all of us do–and it’s a practice I recommend. Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Joseph F Foster says: By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 30, 2013 July 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm Go North Carolina Episcopalians. I rejoice that you are concerned about the sin of injustice. And you are witnessing for a more just society. I seem to remember something in the Bible and in the Baptismal Covenant about striving for justice. Would that we biblical Christians could be literalists about the things that matter most to God. Thanks be to God for your faithfulness. Comments (18) The Rev. W. Gaye Brown says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 31, 2013 at 10:44 am I would like to hear the rational for the legislation. Is there a finance issue? Are there other programs that are over funded? Pork? I am proud of the campaign. Michael Curry is a long ago acquaintance. August 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm “…as taxpayers we should get services and goods from the government.”My brother, the citizens are confronted with ever increasing taxes to pay for “the government”. The bill for Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” is coming due with a vengeance. The State is taking an approach to stay solvent – as opposed to the Federal approach, which will ultimately result in a level of hyperinflation which will be far more devastating at every level of society.The Church’s caring can and must be demonstrated in tangible ways. “…the church can only do so much with what it has” denies the Gospel, where five barley loaves and two fishes fed five thousand men and their associated women and children. It’s time for the Church to quit making excuses, get off its fat Frances, and get to work doing God’s work in the world. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR North Carolinians stand up for the poor, vulnerable on Moral Mondays David Yarbrough says: Surya-Patricia Lane Hood says: Phil Rees of Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, holds the church’s campus ministry flag during a Moral Monday rally in Raleigh. Photo/Lisa Fischbeck[Episcopal News Service] It’s not every day a bishop receives a courtesy call from one of his priests letting him know he plans to get arrested.Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry received just such a call from the Rev. Randall Keeney, vicar of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, before Keeney’s May 6 arrest for civil disobedience during the second “Moral Monday” protest against actions of the state legislature in Raleigh. On July 29, the movement marked its 13th week with a march to the state capitol and an interfaith social-justice rally. The weekly rallies – although not the push for change – may now take a hiatus until lawmakers return from their summer break, participants say.“We are in the middle of a movement that is only just beginning, and it’s a church movement,” said Curry. The North Carolina NAACP launched the rallies, led by the Rev. William Barber, its president and a United Church of Christ minister. The interfaith protests, which draw believers and nonbelievers alike, are “revival-like,” Curry said. “There’s singing and there’s praying and there’s preaching, and Jesus gets talked about a lot. … The Hebrew prophets are quoted regularly.”The Rev. Lisa Fischbeck, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a regular participant in the Moral Monday protests in the state capital.The number of protesters – including Episcopalians from across the state – has grown weekly, reaching 2,000 on July 15, said the Rev. Lisa Fischbeck, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, who has been participating since June 3. “Every time I’ve gone, there’s been at least 1,000, and slowly edging up.”“You begin to realize that numbers do make a difference,” she said. “As numbers increase, that makes a statement. That’s been part of my motivation, is just to go and take a stand, because I don’t know what else I can do at this point.”The impetus for Moral Monday rallies was a series of legislative actions that protesters believe hurt the state’s neediest and most vulnerable citizens.“There was a legislative agenda that was being enacted in the General Assembly that was disproportionately impacting the poor, the elderly, the vulnerable, and potentially disenfranchising even some voters,” Curry said. “So what could have been seen as simply politics as usual became much more a matter of public morality.”The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina’s bishops and some of its clergy and laity participate in a Moral Monday rally. Photo/Summerlee Walter/Episcopal Diocese of North CarolinaCurry, Assisting Bishop Alfred “Chip” Marble, then-Bishop Suffragan-elect Anne Hodges-Copple and other religious leaders signed a letter supporting the movement June 8, and Curry has participated in two rallies.From Jesus’ teachings, he said, “It is abundantly clear that a Christian moral witness must always focus on how to help and support the vulnerable, the weak and the poor. It’s the classic biblical language of the widows and the orphans, and the action of our legislature was going to harm the widows and orphans.“It was going to harm them by taking public money away from the public schools and redirecting some of that money to vouchers … It was going to harm them by ending the Racial Justice Act, which allowed decisions that could lead to capital punishment for people to be revisited for racial bias. … They’ve now done this by disenfranchising many voters by one of the most stringent voter ID laws in the country.”They’re also refusing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and have cut unemployment insurance, he said.And, Fischbeck said, they’ve “drastically reduced the number of teacher’s aides in public classrooms” while increasing the number of students per teacher.“This is cruel. This is inhumane,” Curry said. “This is not a liberal thing or even a conservative thing. This is a human thing. The state of North Carolina is harming and hurting its citizens by law, and that’s wrong, and the church cannot sit idly by, and people of good will and decency cannot sit by and be silent. And that is the root of Moral Monday.”“What’s even more problematic,” he said, “aside from the specifics of the legislation, the people who have been leading these legislative changes have for the most part refused to even be in conversation about them. … There’s been no room for debate or thoughtful discussion, which is key to an effective democracy.”Beginning earlier in July, clergy and others began having weekly meetings with a bipartisan group of legislators about the reasons for the recent legislation and how it might change to reduce the burden on lower- and middle-class people, said the Rev. Lawrence Womack, rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. The conversations have been “a mixed bag,” starting well but then moving “back a few steps,” he said. “We’ll see.“It’s definitely going to be very important to stay vigilant and to continue to work on keeping the pressure up in terms of the public piece, but also to really push to have these conversations and to build some relationships,” he said.Womack has participated in three rallies and been arrested for civil disobedience once, along with 150 other people that day. At last count, more than 500 people had been arrested during Moral Mondays, he said.“People who are going to be arrested have to go through an information session ahead of time,” said Fischbeck. Each week, protesters gather at a mall adjacent to the legislative building for a rally from 5-6 p.m. focused on a particular theme, such as women or voting rights, she explained. Then those who volunteered to be arrested enter the building and are arrested after they refuse to leave.Womack said he entered the statehouse rotunda with an ecumenical group who sang, prayed and shared stories about how the legislation would affect them. Then the capitol police arrived and gave them 10 minutes to leave or be arrested for trespassing, disobeying a police officer and, in some cases, for carrying placards into the building. Refusing to leave, they were handcuffed, processed in the statehouse basement, then transported via corrections department buses to the county detention center. He was assigned a September court date and released at 4 a.m.Protesters who volunteered to be arrested for civil disobedience as part of Moral Monday protests in Raleigh, North Carolina, wait inside the statehouse. Photo/Summerlee Walter/Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina“There were so many of us that we wouldn’t fit in a holding cell,” he said. “We were just all basically in the general room there. We sat next to each other and talked, and people swapped stories.” There were “some really wonderful theological discussions about what this would mean.”Clergy talked about how they would preach the next Sunday, and some wondered how their congregations would react to news of their arrest, he said. His congregation, he noted, “has been very, very much on the cutting edge from its founding with issues of social justice and activism.“The leadership to a person and the vast majority of the congregation were very supportive of my actions,” he said. “It was a sort of outward and visible sign of what we claim as being members of our particular church.”During rallies, people have approached Womack and thanked him for participating, saying, “We need clergy to be here.”Such public witness for social-justice issues is important, he said. “For many in our society today, there is this perception that the church just does church stuff at church. … For some, I think it’s been an eye-opener across the board that maybe there’s a little bit more to this religion, this church thing … that there really is a deeper call that pushes us, pulls us, compels us … into the world.”Fischbeck agreed. During a recent rally, at least 80 percent of the crowd cheered when asked to identify themselves if they were not in any faith group but were participating because it was the right thing to do, she said.“One could argue that this is an evangelical moment,” she said. “The church is showing Christianity is not about all the negative things that the media sometimes portrays, but that Christianity also cares for the poor and is in the public square.”Whether protestors end up coming to church or not, it’s important for them to see the church’s witness, she said. “Here is something very positive that is being done in the name of Jesus, in the name of God, in the name of faith.”The Rev. Jane Holmes, a deacon in Charlotte, was arrested the same week as Womack, Curry said. “I talked to her the next day, and she said that it was the right thing to do, and she said she did it ‘because I’m a 72-year-old woman, and there are younger people who have children at home. They can’t get arrested, but I can. So I did.’ I said, ‘Now that’s a profile in courage.’”The Charlotte Observer reported that Mecklenburg County subsequently withdrew Holmes’ privileges to serve as a jail chaplain because of her arrest. “Now that’s just ridiculous,” Curry said.Those who have arrested protesters, he added, have “done their jobs, but they’ve been very respectful of the protestors … more than one whispering to the people they are arresting, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing.’ Moral Monday may be bringing out the best of us even in the midst of what could be the worst. There is a large reservoir of good will and human decency.”But not all exchanges have been positive.“The legislature has clearly taken notice, and usually the Democratic legislators are out there,” Fischbeck said. But one Republican legislator dubbed the rallies “Moron Mondays,” she said, and “the governor has gotten a lot of grief for saying it was clearly outside agitators. That made a lot of people carry signs saying things like, ‘I’m a sixth-generation North Carolina schoolteacher.’”Said Curry, “This is a movement, it really is. It’s not just a fad.”The gatherings have gained momentum, and the crowds are multiracial, multiethnic, interreligious and intergenerational, he said. “I haven’t seen anything quite like this.”“The people who are coming out for Moral Monday are not really coming out for their own self-interest,” he added. “By and large, these are pretty much middle-class people, professionals who would get a deal from the tax breaks. They’re not personally themselves, for the most part, losing unemployment benefits or eligible for Medicaid. … They’re standing and speaking for those who don’t have lobbyists in this legislature and who don’t have another voice to speak for them, and that’s a religious and faith witness at its best. Because we’re not protecting our turf; we’re protecting common ground for us all.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori noted the movement’s efforts during a sermon at St. James Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia, on July 21.“God gives us abundance, but we’re only going to know the sweetness of that basket of fruit if it’s shared,” she said. “Anybody who tries to hoard it might be able to enjoy one piece, but not the whole pile. That person is going to spend his energy protecting what he has from somebody who might come and ask for a piece.“Our neighbors in North Carolina are wrestling with that reality right now. The legislature is passing bill after bill trying to turn back the clock on the fruit of several decades of justice-making that had helped to create a more enlightened society – education for as many as possible, just working conditions, care for those who can’t care for themselves. At the moment the folks in the statehouse are undoing piece after piece of that just community. The fruit is being squashed and thrown in the rubbish bin, in a fit of pique. The most surprising element is that most of the legislature is unwilling to engage in dialogue.“Some of our fellow Episcopalians, together with other people of faith, are doing something about that famine of hearing the word of the Lord. They’re going up to the statehouse on Mondays to preach about God’s basket of summer fruit and the justice of the Lord. Some people are hearing that the word of the Lord is about justice, not hoarding.”Now that the legislative session has ended, some of the legislation that was passed faces legal challenges, according to an editorial in the News and Observer.Moving forward, Fischbeck said, she believes the movement will move toward voter registrations, “really empowering people to get more involved, hoping that the attention that’s been given now to the concern will translate into changes in legislation and policy.”Said Curry, “We’re going to stay involved. We just don’t know what form it’s all going to take yet.“I am committed to being a part of any effort that will seek a better North Carolina, where all children have access to good, quality education, where the poor are cared for, where all have equal access to the right and privilege to vote, where our laws are humane and decent and serve the common good,” he said. “The common good must become our rallying cry again, and not just individual self-interest.”“This is just the beginning, and I’m committed to that, and I think a whole lot of other people are, too,” he concluded. “And we’re going to join hands ecumenically, interfaith, Democrats and Republicans and Independents and anybody who wants to seek the common good for real. We’re going to work together.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Virginia G Gambill says: The Rev. Tally Bandy says: Linda Hansen says: Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church, in Elkin, NC, is a small congregation located almost three hours west of Raleigh. We wanted to be part of Moral Monday but found it difficult to make the weekly trips and organized our own Moral Monday event in Elkin. We’ve been standing on the corner in downtown Elkin in solidarity with the folks in Raleigh every Monday afternoon from 5 – 6 p.m. for ten or so weeks now. We’ve been joined by members of Elkin Presbyterian church and others in the community; a few of us have had the opportunity to join the group in Raleigh once and one of our number was arrested there. We are now looking at and beginning to plan for the future, including a town hall meeting to which we will invite the community, our legislators, folks who are being impacted adversely by some of the bills that have been passed, social service providers, teachers, etc., for dialogue, conversation, education and action. We are excited to be working together ecumenically to address issues created by the passage of very hurtful legislation. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Poverty & Hunger Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm As a cradle Episcopalian and one who is fortunate to be in a congregation that opens its arms, heart and soul to anyone who comes into our doors, it touches me deeply in my Tar Heel heart (Dunn is my home town) to hear what is happening in my beloved home State. I wish I could stand physically with you. God Bless your endeavors. August 24, 2013 at 11:42 am Commenting from Henderson County which is a stronghold of Republican residents and voters, it is interesting that our brother and sister Episcopalians in this County choose to remain silent on these important social/moral justice issues. Maureen Shea says: The Rev Deb Blackwood, PhD says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm Hooray for the laity, priests and bishops of North Carolina – truly, we will know them by their love. Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm Bravo for Christians practicing true evangelical witness by proclaiming the Good News of Christian social justice. I’m proud of my Episcopal sisters and brothers and of all people showing up for Moral Mondays! Jesus taught us to stand up for just practices, especially on behalf of disenfranchised people. His examples are political and faith-ful. Justice is political and it is a matter of faith. Justice implies total equality for ALL of God’s children. In the end, practicing justice is about doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Nancy Mott says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm How horrible!? They ” ’ve “drastically reduced the number of teacher’s aides in public classrooms” while increasing the number of students per teacher.”From what to what did they raise the number per teacher? And how in the world did we get along in the 1950s in schools where “teachers’ aides” were unheard of? And yet we seemed to learn quite a bit more than most of em are learning now. Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN August 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm Joseph: I went to grade school in the 1950s. The schools were nothing to brag about. You wouldn’t want your children in them today. My “school” was the top floor of the local fire station. We had 50 students in our class and one teacher. No library. No contact with the outside world. No recess. Our books were maybe 25 years old and we had to share them 2 or 3 to a book because we didn’t have enough. No music class. No art. A lot of my classmates never made it TO high school, much less graduate from it. Russia had the best math classes in the world. I want better for our children and grandchildren, not less. Rector Albany, NY David Yarbrough says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Rev. Daniel Velez Rivera says: August 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm Yet again I say you are wrong sir . Great thing about being under the umbrella of the Episcopal Church . Agree to disagree. Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley says: August 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm I am proud of my former diocese, the Diocese of North Carolina. Keep the pressure on. It is not enough to talk the talk, true Christians must walk the walk. Danny L Anderson Jr says: July 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm This is where the Church should be! I’m sickened when we fail to take a stand on what should be clear gospel imperatives. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm Having participated in Moral Mondays through June and July [arrested June 3 with The Rev Jane Holmes], I have found that the coalition of “believers and non-believers” , clergy, lay people and long-time social justice activists has toughed a nerve in this state which had been considered a “moderate Southern state”. Yesterday saw the largest crowd by far – especially teachers, parents and students from across the state – to came supporting those teachers, teaching assistants and administrators who will take the brunt of not only the extreme cut in the Educational Budget – but the double jeopardy of the increasing dollars available to parents who feel “the local schools are not meeting the needs of their student[s]” and will be able to get PUBLIC funds to use for private and/or charter educational institutions.As one young teacher put in a posting I read early yesterday morning – I can no longer afford to teach when my children are on medicaid for health care. Her biggest sense of loss was for the 10-15 years of students who would not have a proven, dedicated educator. She can no longer afford to teach in a state which has frozen teacher salaries for years, taken away incentive pay for advanced degrees, and is giving away public funding for private/charter education. As a retired educator/administrator/special education supervisor for 45 years – I understand her painful exit from a job she loves! Danny Anderson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Bonnie Leazer says: Howard Shute says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

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£50 grants available for local environmental projects

first_img£50 grants available for local environmental projects Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Volunteering  35 total views,  1 views today CSV and the Environment Agency are offering volunteers a £50 grant to help with local environmental projects.The grants are available now as part of the Environment Agency Action Earth campaign which runs from 31 January to 5 June 2004, World Environment Day.Grants are designed to meet expenses including materials, seed or even hot soup for volunteers. To qualify projects must improve the local environment, involve volunteers, and meet a local community need.Last year over 750 local projects took place across the country, and this year Action Earth expects 850 to be held. Advertisement  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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UAW vs. auto bosses: contract struggle over for now

first_imgOn Nov. 20, the International Executive Board of the United Auto Workers declared that Ford workers had approved a four-year contract with the company. That same day, the UAW-General Motors contract was declared ratified after the International renegotiated language that is specific to skilled trades workers. GM tradespeople had initially rejected the contract over consolidation of job classifications.This concluded the union’s bargaining with the Detroit Three auto companies. The Ford contract basically mirrors the GM contract, but with larger annual and up-front bonuses. The GM contract gave bigger bonuses than the contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The more significant distinction was that the Ford and GM contracts, in contrast to the FCA contract, give second- and first-tier workers the same health benefits. The FCA contract, which gave most second-tier workers a path to top pay, was overwhelmingly accepted after an earlier agreement that institutionalized two-tier pay was crushed.None of the contracts restore traditional pensions to second-tier workers. They have a 401K account, subject to the whims of Wall Street, that does not guarantee a secure retirement. Thus, the UAW’s “partnership” with the bosses is helping the ruling class, who would like to do away with pensions altogether and roll back hard-fought gains of the labor movement.The UAW pioneered defined benefit pensions. A 105-day Chrysler strike in 1950 raised the slogan, “too old to work and too young to die.” The union won “30 and out” — full pension after 30 years of service — in 1970.The GM and Ford contracts were not an easy sell, with 42 percent of GM workers and close to 50 percent at Ford voting no. The Ford contract was on shaky ground until the 8,000-member Local 600, representing several Detroit-area units, reportedly voted strongly in favor of the contract. Some Local 600 members suspect fraud.Stolen wealth by bossesWhy did so many GM and Ford workers oppose the contracts? For one, they compared their share of the wealth they produce to the obscene, record profits of the two companies. In the third quarter of 2015, Ford made $2.7 billion and expects to make between $8.5 and $9.5 billion in profits by year’s end.GM made $3.1 billion despite losses in Europe and South America, thanks in part to profits generated by UAW members. For many workers it was unacceptable that any of the recent concessions, presented as temporary during the economic downturn, were still in place. Some wanted the cost of living allowance restored or the brutal “Alternative Work Schedules” abolished.FCA workers rightly felt they had scored a victory by forcing the company and union negotiators back to the table and getting them to equalize rates of pay. Their yes votes reflected that. GM and Ford workers put the contract under greater scrutiny and saw that, not only were tiered wages not eliminated; the new contract created multiple tiers.Several components plants, separated from the master agreement, have substantially lower top pay. There is a lower pay scale for current temporary workers and an even lower pay tier for future temps. It takes eight years for “in progression” workers to get to top pay, which many will not reach by contract’s end. Workers knew that Ford and GM could easily afford to pay everyone top wages during the life of this contract.At all three auto companies, U.S. profits are at least double the cost of labor — a high rate of exploitation! Line workers make enough products to pay for their wages and benefits in a few hours or less with tiered wages and benefits. But they must keep working eight or more hours a day to make profits — what Marxists call “surplus value” — for GM, Ford and Chrysler. The UAW leadership refuses to condemn this exploitive relationship.Workers have leverage at the point of production to gain a bigger share of value. UAW members are on strike against Kohler for an end to two-tier pay. What if the UAW had struck one or all of the Detroit Three, demanding that everyone get the same pay, benefits and pensions by the end of the contract? With car sales at record levels, strategically the union was in a good position. Members are paying higher union dues to support the strike fund. Why the strike-phobia?The problem is the “partnership” that has defined UAW negotiating strategy for decades. But a rank-and-file movement from below — which we saw in embryo when FCA workers organized to defeat two-tier pay — can revive the militant, anti-capitalist tradition of the 1937 sit-down strikes, making the labor movement decisive in the class struggles to come.The writer is a 28-year Chrysler worker and UAW member.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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County COVID-19 Case Count Passes 75,000 Mark

first_img Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News County COVID-19 Case Count Passes 75,000 Mark Grim death toll nears 3,000 CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 2:58 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty County health officials reported 33 new Coronavirus deaths and 1,337 new cases on Tuesday.To date the county has identified 75,084 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,959 deaths.“Each day, we are thinking of the many families who are grieving for loved ones lost to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to you, and we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health. “Thank you for continuing to look out for each other by following protocols for reopening, keeping physical distancing and always wearing cloth face coverings when around other people. These are significant actions – and with an increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19, these actions are absolutely necessary to make sure we continue to slow the spread.”Health officials said everyone must continue to follow distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household. It’s important if someone thinks they could be positive and are awaiting testing results, to stay at home and act as if they are positive for COVID-19. This means self-isolating for 10 days and 72 hours after symptoms and fever subside, or until they receive a negative result. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should plan on receiving a call from a contact tracer to discuss how to protect themselves and others, to find out where they may have been, and who they were in close contact with while infectious.Public Health issued a modified Health Officer Order designed to help move the county of Los Angeles into stage 3 of California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The modified Health Officer Order allows for the following sectors to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:Gyms and fitness facilitiesPro-league arenas without live audiencesDay campsMuseums, galleries, zoos and aquariumsCampgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreationMusic, film and television productionHotels for leisure travelcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business Newslast_img read more

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Concern at Shannon water extraction

first_imgTwitter Facebook Advertisement Print Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin THE planned extraction of 340 millions of water per day from the Shannon will result in a loss of electricity generation and revenue to the ESB.This has been confirmed to a city councillor who is chair of the Shannon River Basin Advisory Council, to manage, monitor and investigate issues relating to the Shannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Advisory Council is particularly concerned about the proposed extraction by Dublin City Council of 340 million litres of water daily from the Shannon, to supplement their own supply.Next week, Dublin City Council will meet with the Shannon River Basin Advisory Council to discuss the issue but meantime, its chairman, Cllr Jim Long, is calling on Limerick people to support their opposition to the daily extraction of such a high volume of water.Draft documents can be obtained from Limerick County Council Project Office, Newtown Centre, Annacotty.Cllr Long said they are particularly worried regarding the volume of water Dublin City Council wants to extract.“We’ve been informed by the ESB, Ardnacrusha, that from their perspective this will amount to 2.2 per cent of the long term average flow. Tom Hayes of Power Extraction, Ardnacrusha confirmed that the consequence of this volume of water being extracted from the Shannon during non flood periods, will result in the loss of generation, and consequently, revenue for the ESB, which, Mr Hayes says, “means that the ESB will expect compensation”.He also confirmed that the extraction of this volume of water “should have negligible effect on flooding,” and that “the effect on water levels should also be negligible.”There are also fears on fish conservation. NewsLocal NewsConcern at Shannon water extractionBy admin – February 5, 2009 613 Previous articleRBS Six nations interview with Paddy WallaceNext article‘Demolish eyesore’-Connolly adminlast_img read more

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CGTN:Targeted Poverty Alleviation – The Chinese Path to Fighting Poverty

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest CGTN:Targeted Poverty Alleviation – The Chinese Path to Fighting Poverty By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Previous articleAge of Learning Expands Leadership Team and Appoints SVP of Global Business Development & PartnershipsNext articleIndiana pulls away in 2nd half, beats Minnesota 82-72 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Local News Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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13 year-old Newtowncunningham boy charged with rioting in Derry

first_img Facebook 13 year-old Newtowncunningham boy charged with rioting in Derry Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – March 12, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSoccer – Harps Take Points In First Home GameNext articleMartin McGuinness calls on RAAD to disband News Highland center_img WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook A 13 year old boy from Newtowncunningham has appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court this morning, charged in connection with incidents on the Madamsbank Road in Derry last night.The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons was charged with riotous behaviour and causing damage to a police land-rover.He was bailed to his parents’ home in Newtowncunningham subject to a number of conditions, including that he does not enter Northern Ireland except for court hearings.He’s due in court again next month. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Newsx Adverts Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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Fears for children in border counties in ‘No Deal’ Brexit

first_img Fears for children in border counties in ‘No Deal’ Brexit Facebook By News Highland – July 21, 2019 Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ 50,000 children living in border counties will be negatively impacted if there is a “No Deal” Brexit.That’s according to the Children’s Rights Alliance, which says it’s seriously concerned about the psychological impact a potential hard border could have on them.Chief Executive of the charity, Tanya Ward, says she’s also worried about a hard borders impact on child poverty in the region:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleCricket Review: Brigade edge closer to Premier Division titleNext articleHarps U17s win in Athlone News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 29, 2020

first_img IS IT TRUE we wonder how on earth can a city that has zero population growth feel that they can collect more tax money from its huddled masses than it did the year before? IS IT TRUE many people feel that hospital officials, elected city and county leaders, and representatives of the Vanderburgh County Health Department should conduct their medical briefings in public instead of talking with each over the phone?IS IT TRUE if the above officials haven’t any idea how to conduct a public briefing all they have to do is turn on their TVs and watch how Andrew Como, the Governor of New York conducts his?IS IT TRUE without warning Mayor Winnecke recently told the Courier and Press that “Each hospital has, I understand, a number of (coronavirus) tests out to be examined”? …the Mayor also said, “Not to speak on their behalf, but yes, I think it’s safe to assume the virus is probably in our community”? …it looks like the Mayor’s projection was a track on? …we were told that several people were upset that the Mayor didn’t share the details of his conversation with members of the public?IS IT TRUE many people feel that its time for our elected officials to start the discussion about giving the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh a break on their water and sewer bills or a delay on paying property taxes? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that the CEO of the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department will retire in May 2020?  …word in the street is that members of the Utility Board will hire someone local to replace the retiring CEO Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Department, Alan Mounts?IS IT TRUE the leaders of Italy originally told their citizens to wash their hands and don’t panic?  …that Italy’s government has now placed 16 million people (around a quarter of their population) in lockdown in order to prevent the continued spread of coronavirus?IS IT TRUE that a couple of patrons also told us that is would very easy for Ellis to round all the old that artifacts in storage and laying around the historical track to create a ‘Horse Racing Museum?”  …if done correctly this ‘Horse Racing Museum” would attract new visitors to visit Ellis Park?IS IT TRUE we are told that several patrons of Ellis Park are hoping that the new owners of Ellis Park will invest the money to professional pave the parking lot, install proper exterior security lighting and signage, install a first-class exterior digital on-premise sign located next to the highway?IS IT TRUE that people don’t care who you were but they only care who you are now?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe)IS IT TRUE it been alleged that two (2) individuals living in the Jasper area have tested positive for the COVID-19? IS IT TRUE we now have 120,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and 2,000 deaths in the United States? IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Should medical providers and elected officials conduct their medical briefings in public instead of talking with each over the phone?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] IS IT TRUE it’s projected over 13 million people work in the food and beverage industry nationally?  …the projections are that the overwhelming majority of these workers are going to be laid off?   …issue alone could start a recession by itself?last_img read more

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OCIS PTA Sweetheart Dance Was A Huge Success

first_imgOCIS Sweetheart Dance was a night to be remembered. The event was hosted by OCIS and the PTA.  The dance went from 6pm-9pm and included a DJ, dinner, desert, a photo booth, as well as other fun activities.  As you will see from the pictures, the parents and children had a fabulous time.  Smiles were everywhere and memories were made.Thank you to all that attended and thank you to Jenny Schlembach for chairing this wonderful event.Also, many thanks to the volunteers, Chick-fil-A, Boyars Market, Captain Bob’s, Key Club, OCIS Faculty & the custodial staff!“Click Here” to see lots of fun pictures from the event. All photo credits: Mark Cohen The kids and parents danced the night away. Photo Credits: Mark Cohenlast_img read more

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Dawn Foods rolls out Halloween range and price promotion

first_imgHalloween Orange, White Chocolate and Cranberry American-style Cookie has a blood orange and vanilla base, as well as white chocolate and cranberry inclusions. Wrapped in a clear film, the cookie comes with new Halloween cookie bags. Dawn Foods has launched four new Halloween products as well as a price promotion on 13 best-selling items. Its new range comprises the Halloween Duo-filled Blackcurrant and Orange Donut; Halloween Orange, White Chocolate and Cranberry American-style Cookie; Halloween Blood Orange and Chocolate Muffin; and Dawn Spicy Pumpkin Filling.Halloween Duo-filled Blackcurrant and Orange Donut comprises double blackcurrant and orange sauce filling and an orange and chocolate sprinkle topping in a Halloween themed cup. Halloween Blood Orange and Chocolate Muffin contains a blood orange base, chocolate chunk inclusions and a Halloween themed muffin cup.center_img Dawn Spicy Pumpkin Filling is ready-to-use with real pumpkin puree. The American-style, bake-stable filling is made up of spices, natural flavours and colours, and is suitable for unbaked applications.“Halloween is the third biggest retail event after Christmas and Easter. Following the uncertainty of this year, we predict bakers will want to go to town with Halloween, but budgets may be tighter than usual and fewer staff available. We’ve introduced thaw and serve options as well as the toolkits to help bakers make Halloween as easy – and profitable – as possible,” said Jacqui Passmore, marketing manager UK and Ireland at Dawn Foods.Consumers will receive a free Halloween-themed toolkit with any five products purchased from its 12.5 kg Crème Cake Base or Extra Moist Muffin Base in plain or chocolate, or 6kg pails of Dawn Vanilla, Chocolate or Orange Frosting.Each toolkit contains Dobla branded chocolate bat decorations and point of sale material so bakers can create a range of Halloween-themed sweet bakes and decorate in-store.In addition, the firm will be offering a Bakers’ Dozen promotion with a £5 per 12.5 kg bag discount on 13 best-selling products.Available through selected wholesalers, it comprises seven Super Versatile Mixes, including the Extra Moist Muffin Base and Crème Cake Base in plain and chocolate, Golden Genoese Cake Base and Dark Devils Genoese Cake Base.It will also apply to six Totally Tempting toppings, such as Vanilla, Cream Cheese and Chocolate Frostings; and Vanilla, Chocolate and Caramel Glossy Icings.“The last few months have been tough for bakers, but many have adapted their business model by introducing takeaways and deliveries for example and keeping community spirit up with delicious baked goods. As the bakery industry now enters recovery mode, we wanted to say a ‘thank you’ to our customers by offering our 13 best-selling products at a discounted price. We hope that the savings will help bakers and caterers get back on their feet as soon as possible,” Passmore added.last_img read more

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Campus community gathers in prayer to honor students who died in car crash

first_imgOn Saturday night, hundreds of members of the tri-campus community gathered at a prayer service to honor the lives of first-years Valeria Espinel and Olivia Laura Rojas, who died early Saturday morning after being hit by a car. Espinel lived in Badin Hall and originally hailed from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She intended to study economics. Rojas, originally from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, lived in Cavanaugh Hall and was planning to study in the Mendoza College of Business. A third Notre Dame student, sophomore Eduardo Jose Elias Calderon, was also hit by the car and remains in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon. Claire Rafford | The Observer Hundreds in the Notre Dame community gathered in the Grotto Saturday night in a prayer service for first-years Valeria Espinel and Olivia Laura Rojas, who died early that morning in a car crash.Fr. Pete McCormick, director of Campus Ministry, began the prayer service by addressing the tragic nature of Espinel and Rojas’ deaths. “There is not a single one of us who planned to be here this night with heavy hearts,” he said. “There’s not a single one of us that could have anticipated what this day and how this day was to unfold.”McCormick thanked attendees for coming to the prayer service.“When a situation with such tragedy arises, this is how the Notre Dame family responds,” he said. “We come together with heavy hearts … with a belief that a God who transforms all things will transform even this.”University President Fr. John Jenkins then offered the opening prayer to the service. Jenkins said the deaths of Espinel and Rojas leave many people reeling for answers and that faith can provide some comfort in this time. “We don’t come for answers,” Jenkins said. “We come simply to let God’s grace begin to work in our hearts. The first installment of that grace is that we’re here together.”Fr. Joe Corpora, who serves as the chaplain for Latino students at the University, began his message in Spanish. “Aunque todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas de América Latina hablan inglés perfectamente bien, quiero decir una palabra de español ahora.”“Though all of our brothers and sisters from Latin America speak English perfectly well, I want to say a few words in Spanish now,” he said. Corpora said the deaths of Espinel and Rojas bring a kind of pain that words cannot describe. “Our minds can begin to understand what happened, but our hearts and our spirits cannot take it in,” he said. “It is too much too sad, too tragic, too big for us to accept and understand what has happened. I wish that I could say some words to you that would make everything better. But there are not.“There is only one thing that I can say that can make some sense to the mind and to the heart,” Corpora said, as he began to lead the community in a recitation of the Nicene Creed.Vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding delivered the Prayers of the Faithful.“Our friends, Olivia and Valeria reflected the light of Christ,” Hoffmann Harding said. “May God lead them gently through the waters of death into new life.” McCormick then returned to offer the closing prayer to instruct the community on how to exit to the Grotto. “This is the beginning of our time together as a community of faith, praying for our friends,” he said. Attendees then processed to the Grotto to pay their respects and pray for Espinel, Rojas and Calderon, who is still in critical condition. Hundreds of candles illuminated the Grotto amid the cold October air, mourning the loss of two students, sisters, daughters and friends. Tags: Campus Ministry, car crash, Olivia Laura Rojas, Prayer service, Valeria Espinellast_img read more

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Beer Blog: Stuff Your Stockings with These Christmas Beers

first_imgStuff Your Stockings With BeerYou think Christmas is just about giving battery operated vacuum cleaners and underwear? Think again. Christmas is about beer.Okay, it’s about Jesus Christ, but it’s also about beer. This is the time of year that breweries throw everything they have into the pot and whip up some of the boldest, most striking brews of the year. Christmas beers are malty. They’re high alcohol. Sometimes they’re spicy. And they’re usually damned good (if you don’t drink too many of them).Here are five Christmas beers from Southern craft breweries that should go in your stocking this year.Starr Hill – The Gift A helles bock that’s a little bit hoppy from start to finish, but maintains all sort of fun malty sweetness as well. It’s creamy too.starrhill.comSweetwater – Festive Ale A winter warmer that bangs home toffee and chocolate before unleashing a barrage of holiday spices on your tongue. Oh yeah, there’s cinnamon in there. And alcohol Heavy Seas – Winter StormHopsity hops hops hops. This strong ale is dominated by floral hops notes thanks the dry hopping technique (not to be confused with dry humping).hsbeer.comBlue Mountain – BlitzenYes, that’s a drunk reindeer on the label. Yes, this sweet, Belgian dark ale will also put you on your back if you get too carried away with it (7% abv). Plus, it’s fun to pop beer corks like champagne Catawba Brewing – King Winterbolt This canned beer goes deep into malty sweetness before being pulled back onto the balance beam with Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops.catawbabrewingco.comFollow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more

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Back to the Beginning

first_imgEasley: I left publishing and got pulled into the internet vortex in the mid-90s (dotcom 1.0). I founded several companies in NYC that developed video games and apps and more recently have shifted to developing products that marry hardware with software, including specialized cameras and smart home products. On the recreational side I am an avid snowboarder, surfer, and biker. My biggest commitment these days is to gravel riding, which is world class where I live in the northeast. I previously climbed a good amount all over the U.S. but transitioned out of that 20 years ago when I became a surfing addict.  Each of us seeks out the mountains and the waters of the Blue Ridge for a different reason. Whether we’re searching for solitude or community, a challenge or peace of mind, the outdoors offers a place to individually and collectively connect with something larger than ourselves.  Greg Easley A Q&A with the Founders of Blue Ridge Outdoors BRO: What have you all been up to since founding Blue Ridge Outdoors? Blackburn: My career path has been pretty crooked, winding through several different fields, including the restaurant business and higher ed fundraising. I recently found my way to the Nature Conservancy at the Virginia Chapter, based in Charlottesville, and I couldn’t be happier to advance the great work of this organization, helping to protect the Virginia landscapes I love so much.  Blackburn: At that time there just wasn’t much good information out there. At least, it wasn’t easy to find for the generalist. There were some fairly stale guidebooks around, and insiders within certain sports shared information—climbers shared beta with other climbers, fly fishers shared good spots with others inside their cliques. We saw a need for a multisport guide. As editor, once we launched it as an ad-supported free magazine, I tried to make it somewhat educational. I was a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) instructor at the time and made sure to advance Leave No Trace principles whenever I could. For 25 years, it has been Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s mission to provide inspiring stories from the outdoors for free. What started out as a guide to locally exploring the area surrounding Charlottesville, Va., grew to cover the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. For our anniversary issue, we talked with BRO founders John Blackburn and Greg Easley about the early days of the magazine and the evolution of outdoor recreation over the last quarter century.  BRO: Blue Ridge Outdoors is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Is that something you pictured happening when you first started the publication? Blackburn: Fly fishing the Jackson River and Buffalo Creek, paddling the James and Maury Rivers, hiking The Priest. My current obsession is the Clinch River in southwest Virginia, which has a mind-blowing biodiversity of rare fish and mussels. My favorite memories are probably cooking and trading stories around a campfire with friends after a long day of fly fishing and the many times I would get my kids to play hooky from school. We’d go out to Snowshoe for a day of skiing, and we’d have the place to ourselves.  Easley: I’m blown away that the publication is still going! Not that this is shocking given the setting and need for it, but I moved north in 1995 and hadn’t spent much time back in the area. Easley: I was very surprised that the area, which is very rich in outdoor recreational options, had almost no information that we could find on what you could do back then. This was just before the internet emerged as a tool everyone used, and there were no publications beyond some hiking guides. There was nothing covering mountain bike trails, swimming holes, bouldering, etc. So, we wanted to fill that void. Plus, we needed something to do that summer!  I also used to rail against freeze-dried food—which people seemed to think was okay, even though it was/is gross and expensive—so I made creative backcountry cooking a part of those early issues, including a Name-O-Matic thing (ripped off from Spy magazine, I think) to come up with funny names for dishes. center_img BRO: Blue Ridge Outdoors started as a collaboration between you two in 1995. Can you talk about those early days, how you two were connected, and how you went about sharing your idea? Easley: I have fond memories climbing at Seneca Rocks and also swimming at various watering holes and quarries around C’ville, including some that were off the grid, so to speak. BRO: In the editor’s note in the premier issue, you described Blue Ridge Outdoors as a “nudge” for people to get outside in the Charlottesville, Va., area. Can you talk about the original inspiration for starting the publication and what you saw as its role in the community?  Blackburn: I still can’t get over how funny it is that I was so wowed by a website that offered up 15 links! And those long, clunky URLs. It’s also funny that it didn’t occur to us for long time that the magazine itself could be online. Easley: To me it’s clear that the internet has helped ignite interest in outdoor activities across the spectrum. More information translates into more accessibility. And in general, this is a great thing, as it leads to more people caring about the environment and about enjoying and preserving the natural resources that are around us.  BRO: What’s your go-to outdoor recreation spot and activity in the Blue Ridge, and do you have any favorite memories from recreating in the region? Easley:We were grad-school roommates in an epic A-frame house in the woods in Ivy, but we also knew each other as undergrads. I had written some articles for Hawes Spencer, an old friend from Richmond who was the founder and publisher of C-VILLE Weekly. So, we went to him with a pitch—we would write the guide, and he would publish it. I think we may have grossly undercharged him, as he instantly said yes.  Blackburn: 25 years ago, I couldn’t imagine any of this. I’m just happy that it’s going strong and better than ever.  Blackburn:Maybe at one point we thought we’d self-publish a stand-alone guidebook and sell it through outdoors shops and bookstores, but that looked like too much work. BRO: In the first issue, you all discussed “surfing the internet” as a new technology that could help connect people with outdoor resources. With the internet now a major part of our everyday life, in what other ways have you seen the outdoor industry change or evolve over the last 25 years?last_img read more

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CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – July 24, 2020

first_imgWelcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:*Summer recipe alert: Lauren’s favorite grilled pizza tutorial from the Kitchn, here.How to inspire staff positivity and engagement in a pandemicby JULIE ANN WESSINGER, ALLIED SOLUTIONSThe pandemic changed many logistical elements of employment. Employees had to figure out how to work from home, while simultaneously making other at-home adjustments. Managers spent months adjusting to these same work-life changes, while also learning how to continue to lead their teams in this new or ‘now normal’.  (read more)The importance of credit union employee brand ownershipby MARK ARNOLD, ON THE MARK STRATEGIESCredit unions love to talk about (and rightfully so) the member-owners that make our industry so unique and differentiated for consumers. Having member-owners is a distinction upon which our industry must never lose focus. However, have you ever thought about the importance of having employee-owners of your credit union? I’m not talking about your current employees that are also actual members of your credit union (although that is also vital and important). (read more)How to get more revenue from your website: Conversion rate optimizationby DERIK KRAUSS, BLOOMCUImagine you need to add a quart of oil to your car. You pop the hood and grab your funnel. As you start to pour, you realize the funnel has several holes in it—more than just the one it’s supposed to have—and oil spills everywhere. Some gets inside your engine, but most of the oil is dripping down the engine block and onto your garage floor. (read more)Webinar: Navigating Uncertainty: 3 Ways to Prioritize Member Experience During COVID-19by SoGoSurvey and CUInsightAugust 5, 2020: COVID-19 has forced changes in member behavior. The unexpected shift to virtual/online options has uncovered new pain points and challenges. Credit unions that are unable to address these challenges quickly and efficiently in the days and weeks ahead will struggle, so it’s more important than ever to enhance the member experience. (read more) ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Detailslast_img read more

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Tokyo stocks close lower after Trump-Biden debate

first_imgTokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday after the first US presidential debate between Democrat Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, which turned into a shouting match.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.50 percent or 353.98 points to end at 23,185.12, while the broader Topix index dropped 1.97 percent or 32.61 points to 1,625.49.”After the presidential debate, concerns over a (potential) political vacuum due to issues around Mr Trump caused falls in US features, with the Nikkei slipping further,” Okasan Online Securities chief strategist Yoshihiro Ito said in a commentary. Telecom operator NTT closed down 3.60 percent at 2,150 yen, a day after it announced a takeover of its mobile phone unit on concerns the deal could have negative impact on NTT’s financial conditions.Its phone unit NTT Docomo climbed 20.91 percent to 3,885 yen, near the 3,900 yen price NTT will pay in the deal.Its smaller rival and wireless newcomer Rakuten was up 0.89 percent at 1,132 yen. After the market close it announced a 5G wireless service at a much cheaper price than domestic rivals. Among other major shares, Toyota was down 2.54 percent at 6,932 yen, Uniqlo casual wear operator Fast Retailing was down 0.36 percent at 65,860 yen, and Sony ended down 2.04 percent at 8,032 yen.The dollar fetched 105.49 yen in Asian trade, against 105.68 yen in New York late Tuesday.Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces PRUFTECHNIK, Inc. to Establish National Headquarters in Philadelphia, Creating New Jobs

first_img May 17, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release  Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pruftechnik, Inc., a global provider of high-quality testing and measuring systems for industrial maintenance, will establish a national headquarters in Philadelphia, a move that will create 35 new, high-wage, full-time jobs.“Today’s announcement is another indicator that businesses are feeling confident in Pennsylvania as the best place to start and grow their companies,” Governor Wolf said. “Companies from all across the U.S. are moving their operations to Pennsylvania, and Pruftechnik is the latest one to make the move.”Pruftechnik will expand operations and establish a national headquarters which will house its sales and management operations for alignment systems and condition monitoring at a renovated building on Bartram Avenue in Philadelphia. The new facility will also house Pruftechnik Services, Inc., a subsidiary that provides specialized machinery services. The company will invest more than $1.4 million in the project, and has also committed to creating 35 new, high-wage full-time jobs over the next three years.“The new operation enables PRUFTECHNIK to bridge the gap between R&D, product management, international sales and production in Germany, and the end-user community in the United States. The ‘factory direct’ approach makes us more customer-centric,” Florian Buder, Chief Executive Officer, PRUFTECHNIK North America said.Pruftechnik received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $70,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $21,350 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.PRUFTECHNIK is a market leader in laser alignment systems and a world leading solution provider for the maintenance of rotating equipment. PRUFTECHNIK’s portfolio of products and services ranges from the monitoring of machine health and fault diagnosis through to corrective solutions such as alignment and field balancing. PRUFTECHNIK operates 20 sales and service locations around the world.For more information on Pruftechnik, visit www.pruftechnik.comFor more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Announces PRUFTECHNIK, Inc. to Establish National Headquarters in Philadelphia, Creating New Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgHeavy haul bogiesSir – The Leader in your May issue (RG 5.97 p 267) concerning high axleloads for heavy haul railways mentions ’the unending search for the ideal wheel-rail interface’. This subject was addressed in detail in my paper titled Review of Freight Car Bogie Design and Performance presented to the IHHA Bogie Conference in Montreal last year.Modern passenger trains, such as the Eurostar and the British InterCity 125 and 225, have bogies designed for the specific service requirements and are capable of providing excellent performance. Equally, high axleload freight cars in heavy haul service, both bulk commodity and intermodal, need bogies purpose-designed to meet the requirements of this particular duty.In my paper, I listed the performance requirements of the ideal freight car bogie as follows:last_img read more

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Designer Brisbane retreat sold days before Christmas

first_imgWhat a view to wake up to. Source: Looking back to the home from the pool. Source: home has two living zones, with 15 foot ceilings, a farmhouse mudroom, drying room and laundry, a separate master wing, a guest wing, triple car garage, huge alfresco wing with built in barbecue and seating, and a huge shed to store caravans or horse floats. MORE: APRA lifts limit on interest-free mortgages Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Glass brings the outdoors in. Source: The perfect spot to be this summer. Source: Bowman told The Courier-Mail that the property went unconditional on Friday.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“It’s a year old property,” he said. “We had it on the market for four weeks, got four offers through the tender process and it sold to a family who just want a beautiful home with a beautiful landscape.” The home makes the most of natural materials. Source: MORE: Home with side hustle of llamas, pizza yurt Called The Greenhouse, it was listed as a “modern interpretation of a farmhouse” loaded with natural materials including Rosewood stacker doors and barn doors, Ironbark flooring, slate and marble.The six acre property is in the vicinity of Samford Valley, just 21 kilometres northwest of Brisbane CBD — offering the ultimate blend of retreat and city home.The design incorporated environmentally friendly options including a chlorine free swimming pool with Enviroswim filter, drought tolerant native plantings by landscape designer Dan Young, solar power, four water tanks and dog proof fencing across the entire site. The house in Wights Mountain has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, six car parks on 2.69 hectares. Source: Brisbane designer home that took out a national award last month has fetched a multimillion-dollar price just days before Christmas.The stunning Wights Mountain retreat was designed by renowned Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer and saw builder VL Constructions take out this year’s Housing Industry Association national award just over a month ago ($1-2 million Custom Built Home category).Hamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm — who marketed the property with his principal Matt Lancashire — posted the $2.6 million sale this morning. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The large alfresco wing. Source: read more

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West Florida Sweep Double Header Over Valdosta State

first_img Share West Florida Sweep Double Header Over Valdosta State April 28, 2007Box ScoreVALDOSTA, Ga. – West Florida (36-16, 10-7 GSC) swept the first day double header over Valdosta State (26-28, 7-10 GSC) with a 4-1 game-two victory on Saturday afternoon in Valdosta State. With the win the Argonauts secured the number three seed in the Gulf South Conference East Division guaranteeing them a spot in the GSC Tournament taking place in Millington, Tenn.In the second inning, Valdosta State took the first lead of the game with on a Chris Harris RBI single up the middle, scoring Brandon Atkins.West Florida evened the score on an RBI single by Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) in the fifth inning. Antoske’s lined shot knocked in Jacob Whisenhunt (Mobile, Ala./ LB Wallace CC) from third, who reach on a Blazer error.Valdosta State tried to retake the lead in the fifth inning when they attempted to steal home with two outs. With two outs the Blazers shortstop, Justin Huff, took off on a Jon Sintes (Fort Walton Beach, Fla. / Pensacola Junior College) pitch, but an alert Whisenhunt made the play at the plate.The Argonauts took the lead in the top half of the seventh, with three unearned runs in the final inning of the game. Whisenhunt got things going with a single to center field. A pair of walks loaded the bases for West Florida and two runners score on an error by the Blazer first baseman. The final run also crossed the plate following another Valdosta State error.Sintes (8-4) picked up the win going six innings allowing one run on three hits, while striking out seven and walking only one.The Argonauts and Blazers will conclude their three-game series with one game tomorrow afternoon beginning at 12 p.m. Follow the action with “Live Stats” or listen to the live broadcast all at goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Keane out of Celtic reckoning

first_img A source close to the club told Press Association Sport: “Roy was not offered the job – no-one has been offered it yet. “But he has ruled himself out and asked not to be considered for the position.” The FAI later released a short statement confirming Keane would be staying put. It read: “The Football Association of Ireland today (June 2) confirmed that Roy Keane will travel with the Republic of Ireland squad to the US after he decided not to pursue the informal talks that took place with Celtic any further.” Keane had emerged as the frontrunner for the position vacated by Lennon last week over the weekend. But his departure from the scene now leaves former West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke as the man expected to land the job. Sacked Cardiff boss Malky Mackay and Owen Coyle – who has been out of work since leaving Wigan last year – are also in the race to take the post. Keane’s U-turn comes as something of a surprise after reports on Monday had suggested he was within 24 hours of taking the job. Press Association Roy Keane has “asked not to be considered” for the vacant managerial position at Scottish champions Celtic. The Republic of Ireland assistant manager has ruled himself out of the running to replace Neil Lennon, preferring to continue his work alongside Martin O’Neill. Dermot Desmond, the Hoops majority shareholder, held talks with the former Manchester United skipper last week but it is understood the discussions did not get as far as a formal job offer. O’Neill confirmed on Thursday evening that his 42-year-old number two has held informal talks with the Hoops, for whom he played briefly at the end of his career, after Desmond had made contact. O’Neill said: ”I had a call the other day from Dermot Desmond wanting to speak to Roy if it was at all possible, and I mentioned it to Roy, of course. ”I am sure he was wanting to have chat anyway because a club like Celtic might not come around too often. ”It was just a really informal chat, I think, but if you are asking me would I be really disappointed? Of course if Roy was to leave us.” However, Keane had earlier hinted it would be difficult for him to leave his current role with the Football Association of Ireland. The ex-Sunderland and Ipswich boss – who now doubles his coaching duties with work as an ITV pundit – said on June 23: ”I’ve got a job – I’ve got two jobs – I can’t have another one. They are a brilliant club, an absolutely fantastic football club, one of the best in the world. But I have got a job.” He added with a smile: ”I’m not taking a pay cut for anybody.” last_img read more

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NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let’s go to the tape.NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual across the globe. The social distancing spawned by the new coronavirus has halted pro timing days at college campuses. It’s also led the league to forbid teams from hosting prospects at team headquarters or visiting them for in-person interviews, meetings that are usually such an integral part of the annual evaluations that they can make or break a franchise’s fortunes. April 1, 2020 “He was a transfer there from Tennessee and he had a little bit of a baggage background,” Dorrell said. “But when I met the kid we had a great conversation at the combine, we continued to stay in contact with each other, I continued to do my research with coaches both at Tennessee and at Colorado State. “And you know we felt that we got a steal, to make a long story short, when we were able to pick him up as an undrafted free agent in Miami last year,” Dorrell said. “If you don’t dive into the information like that, you tend to miss a lot of things.” As Elway prepares for a draft unlike any other, he said a radical decision Fangio made this spring is paying unexpected dividends as the team builds its draft board for the April 23-25 selection process.Fangio didn’t take his assistant coaches to the combine in Indianapolis at the end of February and instead had them work remotely back in Denver evaluating players at their respective positions.“It helped us tremendously, I think,” Elway said. “Vic had the coaches stay home from the combine and spend one full week on the draft so all the coaches got all of their reports in on the players in this year’s draft. That was beneficial. Then, we’ll hold interviews with the players over the telephone or whether it be in Zoom instead of having the 30 visits that we’ve had. Associated Press “We’ll just have to conclude the best we can from what we can see on the tape,” Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said in a conference call Tuesday.Broncos coach Vic Fangio said scouts and college personnel appraisers are fond of suggesting that ninth-tenths of the evaluation of a player is based on what he did in college, with just 10% coming off the NFL scouting combine, college pro days and personal interviews.“This is the year it will really be tested,” Fangio said. “It will be 90% what you see on tape, and we’ll go from there.”Fangio is putting a positive spin on the situation.“We do not have the workout times that you normally have to evaluate guys, but sometimes those workout times and that information just clouds the issue,” Fangio said. “It’s nice to know what a guy runs a 40 in, but how fast does he look on tape is more important. NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine “To me it’s always been best when I see it live and when I see them running around, when I see them competing against each other. Those are the best telltale signs of making your evaluation,” Dorrell said.And, Dorrell said, that holds true whether it’s an NFL assistant assessing college talent as he once did or a college coach checking out a high school prospect as he’s doing now.“I’d rather see the person to evaluate a person. When I was in the NFL evaluating receivers, the combine’s fine, but that’s a group setting and you’re not really getting specific information that you need,” Dorrell said. “I would get more out of when I went back to that particular student-athlete’s university and worked him out and got him on the board and we talked football and we did all these different things.”A recent example he pointed to was former Colorado State receiver Preston Williams, whose off-the-field issues kept him from getting drafted last year.Williams signed with Miami after getting bypassed in the seven-round draft and had 32 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns before a knee injury cut short his sensational rookie season. “A lot of times you can guess how fast a guy runs, generally speaking. It’s more important what the tape says.”Less than an hour’s drive from the Broncos’ headquarters, new University of Colorado football coach Karl Dorrell is lamenting how FaceTime has replaced face time with his players because of the shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders that have been issued amid the pandemic.While emphasizing that these measures are what’s most important to curtail the spread of the virus, Dorrell, who left his job as the Miami Dolphins receivers coach to take over at Colorado following Mel Tucker’s departure in February, said truer evaluations are made in person.“Tape kind of gives you an idea, but from my experience, it’s getting your hands on the players on the grass,” Dorrell said. “That’s when you know what you have. You can kind of feel their movement, their explosiveness, their lack thereof, anything that are important ingredients for you to make an assessment.”That’s why he’s so eager for normalcy to return, so that he can get up-close looks at the roster he inherited. “So, I actually feel pretty good about where we are. With the draft staying where it is, it is fine. We’ll just move ahead and deal with the hand we’re dealt.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: AP NFL: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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USC football promotes two coaches

first_imgOver the weekend, USC football head coach Clay Helton filled two coaching vacancies. He named Bryan Ellis the team’s new quarterbacks coach, while former Trojan receiver Keary Colbert will oversee the tight ends and inside receivers. Ellis replaces Tyson Helton, Clay Helton’s younger brother who left USC in December to become the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the University of Tennessee.Bryan Ellis will replace Tyson Helton as the Trojans’ quarterback coach. He will have to develop a QB to replace Sam Darnold. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanEllis, 29, enjoyed a successful career as a quarterback at the University of Alabama- Birmingham under the leadership of current USC offensive line coach Neil Callaway. Before joining USC as an offensive quality control assistant in 2017, Ellis was the wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator for Western Kentucky. The new quarterback coach received his first taste of the role at the Cotton Bowl. In that game, redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold threw for 356 yards but struggled to hold onto the football. He threw an interception and fumbled twice in the 7-24 loss to Ohio State. One of Ellis’ first duties will be to help determine Darnold’s successor, following the starting quarterback’s decision to declare for the NFL Draft. Redshirt freshman Matt Fink, freshman Jack Sears and incoming five-star recruit J.T. Daniels are all expected to be contenders for the position. Colbert, like Ellis, also worked as an offensive quality control assistant at USC in 2017 and 2016. His previous coaching experience includes stints as an offensive analyst at Alabama from 2014-15, and as a wide receiver coach for Georgia State in 2013. A starter when as an undergraduate at USC from 2000 to 2003, Colbert enjoyed a tremendous college football career. He ranks seventh in USC school history receiving with 2,964 yards, after recording two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in 2002 and 2003. Colbert was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He finished his professional career with 1,629 yards and eight touchdowns. “We are very excited to promote Bryan Ellis and Keary Colbert,” Helton said in a press release. “I have been extremely impressed with both individuals over their time here at USC. Their knowledge of the game, ability to develop relationships with our current players and talent to recruit top athletes will be a tremendous asset to our program. These are two young stars in our profession and we are proud that they are part of the Trojan Family.”last_img read more

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Liam McGrath included in GAA Team of the Week

first_imgHe has been selected alongside the Kerry pair of Stephen O’Brien and Sean O’Shea in the half-forward line of the team of the week.Tipp play host to Roscommon next weekend at Semple Stadium. There’s further good news for the Tipperary footballers following their impressive win over Cork in the opening game of the League campaign.Liam McGrath has been included in the GAA’s team of the week for his man of the match performance in Pairc ui Chaoimh last Saturday.The Loughmore Castleiney clubman contributed 2-5 of Tipp’s tally of 3-16.last_img read more

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Foreign Athletes Embrace Lagos Media Marathon

first_imgThe registration for the Lagos Media Marathon is still ongoing on its official website, physical forms are being collected at the various designated centres including the Teslim Balogun Stadium and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos branch Office inside the National Stadium in Surulere.Tony Ubani, the chairman of the Organising committee for the Media race thumbed up the enthusiasm being showed towards the Lagos Media Marathon.While commending the passion from the public, Ubani however reiterated that those to be recognised and accorded free registration as media practitioners are card carrying members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ or its affiliate bodies.He also added that students of Mass Communication and journalism related courses are the only ones qualified for the free registration and consolation prizes set aside in the Students category“I will want appeal again to all journalists who intend to participate in the Media Marathon who are not card-carrying members of NUJ and its affiliate to regularize their membership before the race in May,” said UbaniOver six million Naira will be won by various winners in the maiden Lagos Media Marathon.According to the initial breakdown of cash prizes released by the organizers, the male and female journalists who emerge top in their respective 10km races will be taking home N1m each while the runners-up in the media category will be picking up N.5m each.Already, N300, 000, N200,000 and N100,00 have been set aside for the 3rd, 4th and 5th placed finishers respectively in the media category.For those that would be competing outside the media category, they are also going to be handsomely rewarded as the top male and female finishers will be getting N500,000 each.While the runners up in the general category are to get N300,000 each, the 3rd, 4th and 5th placed finishers respectively in this category will get N200, 000, N100, 000 and N50,000 respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The first edition of the Lagos Media Marathon is already taking a global. outlook as foreign nationals from at least seven countries have already entered for the race.Athletes from South Korea, Ghana,  United States, United Kingdom, Canada, China and South Africa have thrown in their hat to be part of the historic race fixed for May 1.last_img read more

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Surprise! Ivorian Player To Miss Two Months After Diving

first_imgIvorian international Seydou Doumbia will miss the next two months after he picked up a tendon injury while diving for a penalty.Doumbia, 29, damaged his tendon when he dived in a bid to win a penalty during the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Matchday 2 clash between his Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon and Spanish giants Barcelona on Wednesday night.Seydou Doumbia was given a yellow card before he limped out of the game, which ended in a 1-0 home defeat for his side.The former AS Roma and Newcastle United striker is now set to miss Ivory Coast’s final two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Mali and Morocco as a result of the injury.His injury was confirmed by Ivory Coast manager Marc Wilmots, who will be without several key players apart from Doumbia. Other Ivorian stars like Gervinho, Wilfried Zaha and Max Gradel are expected to miss the two qualifiers.Relatedlast_img read more

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President Michel Platini commits future to UEFA

first_imgUEFA President Michel Platini has committed his immediate future to UEFA, and has announced his intention to seek a third term of office as President of the European governing body in 2015.Speaking in Monaco on Thursday, where he is attending the kick-off events to mark the new European club competition season, Mr Platini ended speculation that he would be standing as a candidate for the FIFA presidency next year by saying that he had “chosen to follow my heart. I have chosen football. I have chosen passion.”The UEFA President informed the presidents and general secretaries of UEFA’s 54 member associations of his decision at a meeting ahead of his announcement. “I want to finish what I have started,” Mr Platini added, referring to the progress made in European football since he took the helm at UEFA in 2007, as well as to various projects which are ongoing and planned for the future.”As you have seen,” the UEFA President explained, “we are working on some very important projects at UEFA, and I still want to see them through before considering one day moving on to pastures new. This is not the time, it is not my time. Not yet.”I want to finish what I have started. A bit like when I was a player, and I always saw my contracts through to the end, to honour my commitments. Now is no different. I want to see my contract with UEFA through to the end. And if the associations want that too – and from what I saw this morning, they sincerely do – I still have a few years before my contact expires.”Mr Platini said he had taken time to reflect before making his decision. “I thought long and hard,” he said, “but never managed to convince myself during these months of reflection that I had to go to FIFA for these elections. It’s as simple as that. Once again, I have chosen to follow my heart. I have chosen football. I have chosen passion.” The UEFA President went on to say that he had no doubts or regrets in taking this decision. “I take it serenely and with conviction because it feels like the natural, obvious choice,” he emphasised. “And I am keener than ever to develop football in Europe ever further, and to defend with vigour the interests of European football and the European associations on the world stage.”Whether it is the number of places given to European teams at the World Cup, defending the sovereignty of the European associations, the international match calendar or solidarity revenue: European football knows that it can count on me to be at the forefront on these issues.”Because what matters here is not me or my feelings. What matters is the future of UEFA, and of football. UEFA and European football have never been as strong and powerful as they are today and I have every intention of guarding this supremacy.”last_img read more

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What does an unusually strong October mean for free-agent starting pitchers?

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error We can also point to an about-face from Astros manager A.J. Hinch. He had Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on his staff a year ago, but permitted only one 100-pitch start between them. Still, Hinch and Martinez aren’t entirely responsible for the broader, stranger sea change since the regular season.The last five regular seasons painted a clear trend toward bullpens. The 100-pitch start, a convenient benchmark for stamina, fell steadily since 2015. Looking more closely, the likelihood of a starter throwing 100 pitches declined from the regular season to the postseason. A year ago, the 100-pitch playoff start was on the brink of extinction.So what happened? Two things.For one, the teams that made the playoffs in 2019 generally featured sterling rotations and blemished bullpens. When the Brewers and A’s were eliminated in the wild-card games, this was irrefutable. Next year, maybe the deck shakes out differently.For another, managers became less hesitant to exhaust their top starters. Dr. Mike Sonne, the research director for the Toronto-based Baseball Development Group facility, has a unique formula for quantifying pitcher fatigue. Regular rest – something managers casually cast aside this October – is integral to the formula. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Measured by fatigue units per game, starters were pushed harder this October than any postseason from 2015-18. Their fatigue units were in line with levels from 2008-14, the first postseasons for which Sonne’s data is available.It’s too soon to extrapolate what any of this means beyond today. For free-agent starting pitchers, it’s tempting.Strasburg can become a free agent if he opts out of his contract (four years, $100 million remaining) with the Nationals. The industry-wide expectation is that he will. He would join Cole as the clear stars of the offseason’s free-agent pitchers.Last winter, the market held only one can’t-miss free agent. Patrick Corbin signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Nationals, then went 14-7 in 33 starts (202 innings) in the regular season.Compared to last year, the second tier of free agent starters is a bit younger and a bit stronger. For teams that miss out on Strasburg and Cole, there’s always Zack Wheeler, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel, Cole Hamels, or Jake Odorizzi. Five of the six threw more than 140 innings in the regular season; Keuchel likely would have if he had not waited until June to sign with the Braves. All had an above-average ERA and at least a .500 record.Only Wheeler will begin next season under 30 years old. But if this postseason is any indication, age hardly hinders a starter’s ability to succeed in the postseason. There again, the industry is split on how much to read into the last month of baseball.Speaking this week to evaluators who spoke on the condition of anonymity, some consistent variables emerged that could complicate how the offseason plays out:1. THE BASEBALLFor as much as pitchers have enjoyed October, 2019 will be remembered as a haven for hitters. The 6,776 home runs hit during the regular season shattered the all-time record. Just as consensus formed around a more aerodynamic baseball as the primary culprit, a funny thing happened: the baseball changed.Could starting pitchers dominate as they had if they were using the regular-season baseballs? (Doubtful.) How aerodynamic will the baseball be in April of 2020? (No one knows.) Will any of this matter in free agent negotiations? (Maybe.)2. SAMPLE SIZEPublicly, agents and executives often mention past postseason performance among a player’s virtues. In private negotiations, especially with analytically-minded executives, postseason stats carry less weight than you think.Related Articlescenter_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings To the surprise of no one, Stephen Strasburg ascended the pitcher’s mound nine times in Game 6 of the World Series. He had thrown 102 pitches over the first eight innings. The Nationals were leading comfortably, 7-2. The written recaps were all but filed in the press box. In the dugouts, they could begin rehearsing their press conference clichés.If there was a surprise, it came after Strasburg threw two pitches to induce a line-drive out from the Astros’ Yuli Gurriel to begin the ninth inning: his day was done. Nationals bench coach Chip Hale fetched the ball from his starting pitcher – Manager Dave Martinez had been ejected earlier in the game – and handed it to Sean Doolittle. With that, a month that began with talk of bullpenning and starters serving as middle relievers had come full circle. Strasburg, like so many pitchers who came before him in October, was expected to finish a game he started.The postseason provided a weird if not refreshing finish to the decade. A year ago, only four playoff starters were allowed to throw 100 pitches or more. After Max Scherzer threw 103 pitches in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, that number reached 25.Some of this is attributable to the teams involved. The Nationals rode Strasburg and Scherzer beyond 100 pitches this month more often than they did not. Alex Cora didn’t push any Red Sox starter past 97 pitches en route to the 2018 championship, and they didn’t participate in the 2019 postseason. If the postseason heroics of Cole, 29, and Strasburg, 31, are somehow baked into the value of their next contracts, this could conceivably serve as a rising tide that lifts all boats. The cost to sign Ryu, Bumgarner, etc. could rise – at least, the next tier of starting pitchers can only hope.Actually, they can do more than hope. That’s because …3. OLDER STARTERS GENERALLY HELD UP WELL IN 2019In 2017 and 2018, only 22 pitchers who were at least 30 years old (on June 30 of that season) qualified for that season’s ERA title. That represented the lowest number since 1977, when there were four fewer teams, and 100 fewer roster spots.The old guys rebounded a bit in 2019, as 27 over-30 pitchers qualified for the ERA title. This suggests that, even in the regular season, starting pitchers might be aging better than their 2018 market indicated.What does that mean for the months to come? Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins describes fan interactions, says he’s been called racial slur

first_img Russell Westbrook details heated exchange with Jazz fans: ‘I’ll f— you up’ “Oh, I’ve been called n—,” he said, “and it’s crazy because this has happened to me on a few occasions. I reported it to the league, and, you know, I may have said whatever I said back and I was still punished for it. But obviously it became a bigger issue when it was Russ [Westbrook], and he was still fined for it. I don’t really understand it. We’re the product. We push this league, so I don’t understand. When does our safety, when does it become important?” Cousins added: “I don’t really want to [name cities or teams], because I’m not really trying to put a label on an entire fan base. There are ignorant individuals in every city. I’ll just put it like that. … [The league] tells you to ignore it, or whatever the case may be, but how many times am I supposed to ignore that. Me coming from where I come from [in Mobile, Alabama], they lucky all they got was a response.” Related News Draymond Green sounds off on Russell Westbrook’s Jazz fan incident Warriors forward DeMarcus Cousins shared his experience with fan interactions during games on Yahoo Sports latest video podcast, “Posted Up.”Cousins, who is in his ninth season in the NBA, detailed exchanges with fans who used racist language. He didn’t say where these incidents took place, just that it has happened a number of times.center_img After Cousins said he reported the interactions to the league, Yahoo Sports reached out for a comment. The NBA released a statement saying: “While it would not be appropriate for us to address any specific conversations we have with individual players, we review all situations involving alleged fan misconduct. If we confirm the misconduct, appropriate measures are taken directly with the fan in question.”The conversation with Cousins was sparked by an incident that involved Westbrook in Utah. The Thunder guard said after that game a fan told him to “get down on your knees like you’re used to.” The fan was ultimately banned for life while Westbrook was fined $25,000 for his in-game response.“I think it kind of went viral with the whole Russ thing,” Cousins said. “I’m sure that played a part in it. He’s had multiple instances in that same city. You even got the one clip of the guy flipping Russ off. Like, when does the game get that serious for a fan? Why are you that angry? This dude is literally out there putting a ball through a hoop. How do you get that angry? “last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer admits final defeat is one he would rather forget

first_imgAt 8-7 in the deciding set, Federer led 40-15 on his own serve but could not see out victory.The match became the first Wimbledon final to go to a tie-break at 12-12 in the decider before Djokovic claimed his fifth championship after four hours and 57 minutes. Related News Roger Federer said he would “try to forget” his Wimbledon final defeat to Novak Djokovic after failing to take two match points.The eight-time champion fell agonizingly short of a ninth title, losing 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (7-3) on Centre Court on Sunday in the longest final in history at the All England Club. Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep no longer intimidated by Serena Williams “I hope I give some other people a chance to believe that at 37 it’s not over yet,” said Federer.”I feel great. It’s going to take some time to recover, physically too. But I gave it my all, I’m still standing, and I wish the same for all the other 37-year-olds.”His family came out to see the presentations, and Federer said: “They won’t be excited with the plate (the prize for finishing runner-up). They’d rather take that golden thing. I love them. It’s back to being Dad and husband, it’s all good.”center_img Federer said: “I will try to forget, but it was a great match. … It was long, it had everything. I had my chances; so did he. I thought we played some great tennis.”I’m very happy with my performance. But Novak, that was great, congratulations man, that was crazy.”“At 37, it’s not over yet!”For @rogerfederer, the pursuit of more Grand Slam glory continues…#Wimbledon— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019Federer, 37, will regret that 16th game of the final set for a long time, but his longevity continues to amaze.He suggested this will not be his final challenge for a 21st grand slam triumph, even though he turns 38 next month. Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer in record-breaking match to defend titlelast_img read more

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Lawyer’s son arrested during break in Branstad trial

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of an Iowa civil rights attorney in the midst of a high profile civil trial against a former governor has been arrested in the courtroom where his mother’s trial is taking place.Polk County Sheriff records say 50-year-old James Barton Conlin, of West Des Moines, was arrested during break in the proceedings Monday and charged with interference with official acts. He was booked into the county jail and released within an hour.The charge is a simple misdemeanor.Conlin told courthouse officials he was testing the air after his mother complained it was making her ill.Roxanne Conlin blames construction in the courthouse. Court officials refused her earlier request to move the trial.Conlin and her son didn’t respond to a message from The Associated Press but she tells The Des Moines Register she’s furious he was arrested.She’s representing former Iowa Worker’s Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey in his discrimination lawsuit against former Gov. Terry Branstad and the state.last_img read more

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European leagues move at different speeds toward restart

first_imgElsewhere, players at Chelsea and Norwich as well as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive while players at Leicester, Everton and Bournemouth all self-isolated after showing symptoms but clubs did not confirm if they tested positive.Representatives of the Premier League and clubs are due to meet on Monday to discuss the final details of the “Project Restart”, including the organisation of matches behind closed doors, on neutral ground and the extension of player contracts.In Spain, players in the top two divisions were allowed to carry out individual work at training grounds last week at the start of a programme aimed at restarting competition in the middle of June.On Sunday, La Liga said five players and three non-playing individuals had tested positive.The five players, who have not been named, will be quarantined at home and tested again “in the next few days”.La Liga president Javier Tebas said he hopes the tournament can resume on June 12.“I would like it (the season resuming) to be June 12, but it will depend on the numbers,” Tebas told Movistar.“In the end it will be up to the health authorities.– Cases in Italy and Portugal –In Italy’s Serie A, which resumed individual training this week, four Sampdoria players, including one who had previously recovered, and three from Fiorentina have tested positive for coronavirus, the clubs announced on Thursday.Clubs will have to wait until May 18 at the earliest to start group training, and the sports minister warned on Wednesday that it was “impossible to set a definite date” for the resumption of matches.AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini, who is recovering, and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, who has been given the all clear, were among the most notable early football victims.In Portugal, three players at top-flight Vitoria Guimaraes have tested positive.They “are clinically healthy, asymptomatic and in quarantine,” the club said in a statement on Saturday.The government announced on April 30 that the first division was authorised to resume from the last weekend in May, behind closed doors and subject to the approval of a health protocol.Share on: WhatsApp On course: German clubs such as Bayern Munich are preparing to kick off on May 16Paris, France | AFP | As European leagues prepare to return from the enforced coronavirus break, screening tests are revealing cases in various championships, although, as yet, not calling into question plans to resume playing.Germany still plans to be the first of the five “big” leagues ahead of Spain, England and Italy – France has declared its season over – to kick off on May 16, behind closed doors, despite the sobering events at Dynamo Dresden.The second-tier club were ordered to self-isolate for 14 days on Saturday after testing uncovered two fresh coronavirus cases.“It’s not a reason to call the entire season into question,” league CEO Christian Seifert told German broadcaster ZDF.“It was always clear to me that this could happen. We’re at the very beginning of the restart.”Seifert warned, however, that further coronavirus cases could jeopardise plans to end the season by June 30.“It can reach a scale where it’s not feasible anymore,” he said. “It would depend on how much time there is left to finish the season.”Matches will be played behind closed doors and with a maximum number of 300 people, including both teams, allowed at each game.In the run-up to the restart, all teams must go into a one-week quarantine training camp.The German league said on Thursday that 1,724 tests at the 36 clubs in the top two divisions conducted in two rounds yielded 10 positives in the first batch and two more in the second.Those include two players and a fitness coach at Cologne and a player and a physiotherapist at Borussia Moenchengladbach, but only the individuals concerned were placed in quarantine and the teams continued training.– Three cases in Brighton, five in Spain –In the English Premier League, which hopes to resume from June to August, a third Brighton player tested positive on Saturday and was placed in isolation, the club’s chief executive Paul Barber told Sky Sports.The player was not named. One Brighton player tested positive in March and another in April and have recovered, the club said“It is a concern,” Barber said.“Despite all of the measures that we’ve been taking over the past few weeks, where the players haven’t been involved in any significant training at all, we’ve still suffered another player testing positive for the virus.”last_img read more

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Larkin inducted to Hall of Fame

first_imgCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP)—Robert Larkin coached several sports while son Barry was growing up, none more important to the youngster than football.And it showed when Barry starred at Moeller High School in Cincinnati and received a scholarship to play for Bo Schembechler at Michigan. But after being redshirted his freshman year with the Wolverines, Larkin focused on baseball, became an All-Star shortstop with Cincinnati, and carved a Hall of Fame career in 19 years with the Reds. NEWEST HALL OF FAMER–Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin speaks with reporters following a tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. on May 5. Larkin was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on July 22, along with late Chicago Cubs star third baseman Ron Santo. (AP Photo/Tim Roske, File) Larkin, introduced to the game at the age of five by his dad, retired after the 2004 season with a .295 career average, 2,340 hits, 1,329 runs scored and 379 stolen bases, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday.Robert Larkin,who started his protege in t-ball, said he was feeling absolute pride. “This is the ultimate,” he said. “I don’t think you can do much more than this.”If Barry Larkin had decided to stick with football, his dad figures the family would have had to make plans to be elsewhere on Sunday.“We’d be in Canton,” Robert Larkin said with a laugh as he pondered the pro football Hall of Fame in Ohio.PARKER’S PROJECT: In his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday, former Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin credited just about everybody who helped him, even former Pittsburgh star Dave Parker.Though Parker spent the first 11 years of his major league career starring for the Pirates, he was with the Reds when Larkin was a rookie in 1986 and was in Cooperstown on Sunday. He holds a special place in Larkin’s past.While Larkin was starring for Michigan in the early 1980s, becoming a two-time All-American and leading the Wolverines to a pair of appearances in the College World Series, Parker made a point of informing Reds shortstop Dave Concepcion—Larkin’s boyhood idol—that his job would soon be in jeopardy.“While I was up at the University of Michigan, the Reds came to Detroit to play the Tigers in an exhibition game,” recalled Larkin, who drove down to Tiger Stadium with the Wolverines equipment manager to meet some of the Reds players. “As soon as I walked into the clubhouse, Dave Parker grabs me by the hand and walks me right over to my idol’s locker, and he said, ‘Dave, you see this guy right here? This is Barry Larkin. He’s from Cincinnati. He’s going to take your job.last_img read more

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NU sweeps Ateneo to win UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball title

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Manila Throwdown 2018 Individual Edition Finals is back LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This is our sweetest championship because we waited so long for this day that we will win it again,” said NU head coach Dante Alinsunurin in Filipino.Bryan Bagunas fired 22 points after scoring 19 in the Bulldogs’ straight-sets win in Game 1 four days ago and was named Finals MVP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We really instilled in our minds that this will be our time to get the championship. We told each and every one of us that we’re not going to give up until we win,” Bagunas told reporters in Filipino.Bagunas led the way but he wasn’t NU’s only weapon. The NU Bulldogs celebrate after winning their third UAAP men’s volleyball title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University survived Ateneo in four grueling sets, 25-20, 31-29, 22-25, 33-31, in Game 2 to sweep their best-of-three UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball Finals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.It took seven match points before the Bulldogs finally put the Blue Eagles away after falling short against them in the finals for the past three seasons and win their third volleyball crown overall.ADVERTISEMENT James Natividad added 18 points, including a hit that made it, 32-31, before an attempt by Ateneo’s Ron Medalla went out that sealed NU’s first title since winning back-to-back in Season 75 and 76.Newly-minted five-time MVP Marck Espejo finished with a game-high 30 points after only tallying two points in the opening set. Espejo kept Ateneo alive, saving four championship points.But while the Blue Eagles leaned heavily on Espejo, the Bulldogs drew solid outings from several players with the likes of Kim Malabunga, Madz Gampong and Francis Saura.Five of Malabunga’s 10 points came off blocks while Gampong and Saura chipped in eight apiece. Gampong came up with the game’s best defensive play when he denied Espejo with a single block to close the second set.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Loss to Ateneo ‘good lesson’ for San Beda ahead of NCAA, says Fernandez

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo dominates San Beda, sweeps way to Filoil title But SJ Belangel’s triple in the 1:38 mark stopped San Beda’s march and gave the Blue Eagles a 73-59 lead.Tournament MVP Angelo Kouame then, followed up with a defensive haymaker coming up with an emphatic block on San Beda big man Donald Tankoua in the following possession for the Red Lions.“We fell short, and I know that my players really fought back in the second half, but a 19-point deficit against Ateneo, of all teams, that’s really a difficult situation to be in,” said Fernandez in Filipino. “Again looking ahead to the NCAA, this will be a good lesson for them.”“What happened to us against Ateneo was a learning curve and there are teams that really prepared against us and what Ateneo did to us other teams will also probably do that to us as well.”ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan A loss as disappointing as that one could easily dampen any team’s spirit, but for Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez that setback was a welcome development as they turn their attention to the NCAA.“This is a learning curve for us,” said Fernandez, whose team trailed. 45-26, at the end of the first half, at the Arena in San Juan. “I think this is one usual thing, we lost this game and we lost a championship so this is a lesson learned.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We know what we have to do, we came back in the third and the fourth, and so we kind of adjusted.”The Red Lions, through their pressing defense, were able to chip away at Ateneo’s lead in the fourth even cutting it to as low as 11 in the final two minutes. MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s aspirations of becoming a repeat champion in the Filoil Preseason Cup fell apart when Ateneo showed its might in the championship game on Saturday.The Blue Eagles, the reigning UAAP champions, easily brushed off the NCAA champions Red Lions aside with a 76-62 beating for the title.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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PBA: Phoenix gains solo fourth after comeback win over Rain or Shine

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UAAP: UP barges into top 4 after stunning FEU Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESPhoenix gained inside track for the last top four slot after rallying past Rain or Shine, 103-97, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at Cuneta Astrodome.Calvin Abueva scored 18 points, including the game-clinching free throw with 14 seconds left as the Fuel Masters completed their comeback from 10 points down at the start of the final frame.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Eugene Phelps also posted a double-double with 18 points and 20 rebounds for Phoenix, which claimed solo fourth with a 7-3 record, creating a half-game lead over Blackwater (6-3) in the standings.RJ Jazul hit a 3-pointer to give the Fuel Masters the lead for good, 91-90, with 4:48 remaining, capping a 17-6 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissChris Tiu tallied a game-high 24 points for the Elasto Painters, who dropped to 2-7.Import Terrence Watson had another subpar outing, finishing with only four points and seven rebounds before fouling out with still 2:19 left in the game. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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Hundreds walk to raise awareness about breast cancer

first_img“Early detection saves lives” was the chant as hundreds took to the streets of Georgetown on Sunday to raise awareness on breast cancer as part of the activities to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The march, which was organised by the Public Health Ministry, commenced and culminated at Parade Ground on Middle Street, Georgetown.Leading the march were Public Health Ministers Volda Lawrence and Dr Karen Cummings, along with First Lady Sandra Granger; Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and his wife, Sita; and several cancer survivors.Cancer survivor Desiree Edghill said that the walk differed from similar walks in that it allowed cancer survivors to feel embraced. “When people see survivors walking, I think that gives them some hope that I can fight this and I think what wasSome of the participants at Sunday morning’s breast cancer awareness walkgood about this walk also is that there was a lot of education happening on the way … so, I think it is important that we continue to walk and continue to let people know that early detection saves lives,” Edghill underscored.Also, a survivor, Public Health Minister Lawrence – who described herself as a ‘cancer warrior’ – said raising awareness was important, since many women experienced the symptoms, but were afraid to let people know or face the issue head-on.“When we come out in the public and we show them that even a minister or anyone – it does not matter who you are, but you can have cancer and you can be a survivor, you can war against cancer. So, this is to encourage [persons] to come out and do their breast checks,” Minister Lawrence is quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information (DPI).Dr Cummings, the Minister within the Public Health Ministry, noted that the huge turnout demonstrated that more people were aware of the issue. The Minister said, “We certainly want to reduce the morbidity and mortality of cancers in general and more importantly, breast cancer, which is very common among women. So, I know that persons will learn to examine themselves every month so they can save their lives.”October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Governments, civil society groups and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) use this annual observation to raise awareness about the disease, and garner funds that will go towards research on treatments and a cure.last_img read more

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Officers’ CPR efforts help save man

first_imgThe Ambu-bag malfunctioned, and Ogle ran to get the Ambu-bag in her patrol car. Karson continued the chest compressions. “We just continued CPR until paramedics arrived,” he said. Three to four minutes passed before the paramedics arrived and took over. Paramedics continued to work on Garcia and got a pulse, Salazar said. It’s not the first time Karson performed CPR during a call. But he said it’s the second time he helped revive someone. It happened three to four months ago when someone was found in an alley off Pickering Avenue. All Whittier police are trained in CPR and carry Ambu-bags in their patrol cars, Salazar said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 WHITTIER – Two officers used CPR to help save a man who was found not breathing in an apartment, officials said Tuesday. According to County Fire Captain Gary Morgan, officers Mike Karson and Nancy Ogle’s efforts allowed paramedics to revive the man, said Whittier Police spokeswoman Officer Diana Salazar. Daniel Garcia, 43, remains at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. He was listed in poor condition Tuesday, said Terri Starkman, director of marketing for the hospital. “This was an excellent job by two veteran officers,” Salazar said. Karson and Ogle both arrived Monday afternoon at the apartment complex in the 12700 block of Oak Street on a call about a man down and not breathing. They ran to where people were pointing. In apartment No. 3, Karson said they found a man lying on the carpet on his back. “Officer Ogle felt for a pulse. She found none, so we started CPR,” Karson said. Karson did chest compressions while Ogle used the Ambu-bag, a device placed over the mouth that forces air into a person’s lungs. The roommate, using a translator, told them he went out, and when he came back a few minutes later found the man lying on the ground. Karson said he saw several bottles of heart medication in the apartment. last_img read more

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Aguero hopes for Manchester City stay

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match against Napoli November 1, 2017 at the San Paolo stadium in NaplesMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero insists that he would like to remain at the club until 2020, but says that it’s not up to him.The Argentine has scored 13 goals in 17 Premier League matches this season, but the rise of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus has somewhat overshadowed his role in Pep Guardiola’s side. “I have until 2020, I think,” Aguero said after scoring in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Watford.“The truth is I hope to see out my contract and I’ll try to do my best from here until the end of the season, and after that we will see what happens. Obviously, my plan is not to change clubs.“As always, as I said before, the club has the last word, they’re the only ones who decide, because obviously the club is the one who makes the decisions, they are the ones who say you have to go or have to stay, so I’ll respect whatever they tell me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Messi played South Africa friendly due to ‘contractual issue’ – Valverde

first_img0Shares0000FBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted Lionel Messi played in a friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday due to a “contractual issue” even though the striker was left out of last weekend’s loss to Levante © AFP/File / PHILL MAGAKOEBARCELONA, Spain, May 19 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted Lionel Messi played in a friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday due to a “contractual issue” even though the striker was left out of last weekend’s loss to Levante.Levante’s shock 5-4 victory ended Barca’s hopes of completing their first ever unbeaten La Liga season in what was their 37th, and penultimate, match of the campaign. The result placed added scrutiny on Valverde’s decision to rest Messi, who was not even included on the bench at the City of Valencia Stadium, as Barca chased an equaliser in the final 20 minutes.But Messi did come on as a substitute in South Africa three days later as Barca took part in a friendly to contribute to celebrations marking 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.“In South Africa I played him for 15 minutes because of a contractual issue,” Valverde said on Saturday. “But he has helped us a lot and the idea now is to rest him.”Messi has made 57 appearances for club and country this season and with Barcelona’s domestic double already confirmed, his next focus is Argentina and this summer’s World Cup.Valverde indicated Messi is also likely to be spared Sunday’s final league game of the season at home to Real Sociedad.“Messi has played a lot of big matches, even sometimes playing with discomfort,” Valverde said. “Now the plan is to rest him a little.”Barca will be hoping to finish on a high against Real Sociedad as Andres Iniesta plays his final game for the club.Iniesta joined Barcelona’s academy 22 years ago and Valverde accepts the Spaniard will be impossible to replace.“We shouldn’t make the mistake of trying to find an Iniesta replica because we’re never going to find one,” Valverde said. “We will all have to make up for his absence together.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Portend it like Beckham: England v Argentina in World Cup final

first_imgEngland have long stuttered on the big stage and they last reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2006, when Beckham was captain. Their only World Cup final was way back in 1966, when they beat Germany at Wembley.“I believe Argentina will play against England in the final,” Beckham predicted at an event to promote China’s largest collegiate football league.“I think obviously my choice would be England to win the competition, but that’s me being biased and passionate about my country,” he added.But the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, a veteran of three World Cups, warned that the road ahead looked hard for Gareth Southgate’s team.“I’m very happy that we won the first game in the group,” he said. “England is a very young team, they don’t have a lot of experience yet and the journey of the World Cup will become harder and harder because there are many good teams in the tournament.”Beckham’s assessment may also have been influenced by the struggles of some of the top teams in the early games, including Mexico’s defeat of defending champions Germany.Argentina, who could meet England in the semi-finals or final, drew 1-1 with Iceland in their first game as Messi, their talisman, missed a penalty.Improving Chinese football at the club and national level has been a priority for President Xi Jinping, who aims to make his country a global power in the sport.But it is a Herculean task for China, who have only ever qualified for one World Cup, in 2002 — when they exited without scoring a goal.Beckham said the world’s most populous country, currently 75th in the FIFA rankings, is heading in the right direction — but that there was still a long way to go.“This is where it starts, with universities, with young children — to educate the children to become professional and then become leaders in the game,” said Beckham, who played an exhibition game with Chinese youngsters.“In the future this country has a real opportunity to become one of the powerhouses in the sport, but this takes a lot of investment and hard work,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David Beckham played three World Cups with England. © AFP / FRED DUFOURBeijing, China, Jun 21 – Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions’ chances after a positive start in Russia.Beckham was speaking at a promotional event in China after England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game, boosting their chances of reaching the knockout rounds.last_img read more

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Inspirational teachers, one 92, get plaques on Walk of Hearts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWith the addition of Friday’s teachers, the educators version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame now boasts 25 plaques along the sidewalks of Sherman Way, between Canoga Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. The plaques feature a design of laurel leaves set in the shape of a heart, with an apple in the right corner. Among those honored was Herman Katz, credited with helping Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa finish high school and encouraging him to go on to college. Villaraigosa, who nominated Katz for the award, said Katz never gave up on him. The teacher encouraged him to take higher-level reading classes, motivated him to take his SAT exam, then encouraged him to go to college. “He took a liking to me and an interest in me,” Villaraigosa said. “This is the guy who turned my life around. This is the guy who gave me a shot.” “He was the kid with a lot of potential who wasn’t doing a lot,” Katz said. “He gives me a lot more credit than I deserve.” The teachers were nominated by students and administrators. Other teachers honored included Laura Aguilera, a math instructor at the Pacoima Skill Center who helps those who have difficulty with numbers; Donnamae Huberman, a former Granada Hills and El Camino High School science teacher known for sharing life stories that made her popular among students; and Scott King, a third-generation teacher and coach who has led track and field teams to more than 1,000 victories. In addition, Edward Moreno, a community leader with a long list of service who has taught children from the seventh to 12th grades, and college students at California State University; Fran Pikhart, who teaches children who are confined to homes because of illnesses; and Paul D. White, who has focused on teaching high-risk teens and helping schools become drug-free campuses. “This is a dream come true because teachers don’t get the recognition they deserve,” said Joe Andrews, founder and president of the Walk of Hearts Foundation. “There’s no question that our society is better because of our teachers.” [email protected] (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – At 92, Eleanor Bralver’s honors, awards and accomplishments can fill several single-spaced pages. But it was the accolades she received Friday night that made the Sylmar High School teacher realize her commitment to education will live on forever. “It’s been a labor of love,” said Bralver, who plans to retire in June, ending a seven-decade career that began in 1935 in Detroit. “This award is perpetual.” The Walk of Hearts Foundation honored Bralver along with seven other teachers from the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in Los Angeles during a ceremony at the West Valley Playhouse in Canoga Park. last_img read more

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first_imgTHERE were long tailbacks on many roads in Co Donegal this morning as overnight hail and snow froze over to leave roads treacherous.At one stage traffic was tailed back from Pramerica in Letterkenny to past Dunnes of Illistrin.And snow fell close to Mount Errigal, adding half an hour to journeys between Gaoth Dobhair and Letterkenny. Pictured is the road outside Falcarragh at 9am. The donegaldaily reader who sent it to us said: “If the roads are this bad after a wee bit of snow, what’s it going to be like when we get some real stuff.”And a Gaoth Dobhair commuter fumed: “Once again the back road was a complete joke. I know there’s no money left in the country, but this is costing money. I was an hour late for work.”There were also accumulations of snow over Barnesmore Gap but apart from slush on the roads, the main roads around Bundoran, Ballyshannon and Donegal Town were relatively clear.There was snow in Kilcar and Killybegs. Send us your pictures to [email protected] SNOW & HAIL CAUSES CHAOS ON THE ROADS was last modified: December 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal snowdonegal weatherdonegaldaily.comhailsleetlast_img read more

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first_imgPROMOTED POSTMichael McBride, Letterkenny Mayor and toni Forrester, CEO Letterkenny Chamber. Photo- Clive WassonRetailers in Letterkenny are all backing the Love Sterling campaign and are displaying their exchange rate in bright pink letters as the Euro continues to weaken against sterling and they are all set to reap the rewards just in time for the Easter break.Brian McCormick, Letterkenny Chamber President said There is so much value to be had at the minute across Letterkenny. “If a customer is using sterling they can get up to 40% extra. As the commercial centre of Donegal we are well used to exchange rate fluctuations and we are taking full advantage of the exchange rate at this moment. Over Easter we generally see an increase in visitors and holiday makers from Northern Ireland and we hope that the exchange rate gives them an opportunity to shop, stay and relax in Letterkenny.”Letterkenny Chamber under its ShopLK brand is trying to keep up with the changing rate, with some businesses changing daily. This week we are seeing rates varying in the range €1.35 – €1.40 with some even offering more.Brian continues “This is Letterkenny’s time to make hay while the sun shines and we want to welcome back all our Northern customers to re-discover what Letterkenny has to offer. This town has a great shopping reputation and we are keen to keep our loyal customers and to attract back those who may not have been here for a while and with Spring in full swing what better time to experience all that Letterkenny has to offer.”It’s the value and variety that draws people to Letterkenny. It still has an active and busy traditional Main Street with big brands working alongside independent and family businesses. Then close by are the shopping centres, the retail parks and lots more in between and after a few hours shopping there’s lots of places to relax for a coffee, a meal or for family entertainment. No matter where you go in Letterkenny, you’ll see the big brands you know and love and you’ll get even more for your money.Letterkenny’s other little secret is the amount of parking available, there are over 3000 spaces some of which are free and others charging just €1.50 for the whole day. If you’re just popping in for a message there is still 30 minutes free on street parking across the town. If you haven’t heard or are a bit confused about what this means to you read on. You can park in any of the on-street spaces in Letterkenny without a ticket for 30 minutes from the time you pull in. If you want to stay longer you need to purchase a ticket from one of the parking meters and then the maximum stay is 2 hours.Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber said Letterkenny offers such a fantastic variety of retail outlets with virtually all the brand names you might recognise in other cities, but where Letterkenny stands out is the convenience and value.“All the shopping areas are easily accessible either on foot or just a short drive, parking is free and/or very reasonable and with the exchange rate at the moment what’s not to like. We know there are lots of people who haven’t visited in a while so this Easter why not do your spending in Letterkenny.”Re-discover what Letterkenny has to offer this year. Value, choice and excellent service make Letterkenny the perfect shopping destination. Letterkenny really is the shopping centre of Donegal this Easter. LETTERKENNY IS LOVING STERLING THIS EASTER was last modified: March 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennysterlinglast_img read more

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Sister Sara’s announce exciting line-up for Letterkenny Folk Festival

first_imgLetterkenny will be hopping with music and cultural event this weekend as the International Folk Festival is revived for its 50th year. And Sister Sara’s on Port Road will be a hotspot for the celebrations, as they join the folk festivities with a top weekend line-up. From Thursday the 22nd to Sunday 25th August there will be live music, entertainment and food each day.The party begins on Thursday night with the Peach&Mesh DJs taking over Sara’s Club from 11.30pm til late.On Friday, the fantastic Sailor Bill will be rocking the bar from 11pm.DJ Keith Fletcher is on the decks this Saturday will all the best tunes from 10.30pm and free admission to the late bar. Sunday will be a fun day at Sister Sara’s, with live music from 7pm followed by the fantastic Martin Cuffe and Off the Kuff from 9pm.And Sara’s Kitchen will be open every day serving good food while you enjoy the live sports and music.Grab lunch, dinner or light bites at the restaurant, with great offers and specials available.Sara’s Kitchen is open 4-9pm Monday to Thursday 12.30-9pm Friday to Sunday.Friday night is ladies night and, every Sunday, Sister Sara’s do two courses for €15 and kids eat half price!For more info or bookings, just call (074) 912 2238 Follow @sistersaras on FacebookCheck out the Sunday lunch menu here:Every Sunday Sister Sara’s do two courses for €15 and kids eat half price.Sara’s Kitchen Value Lunch Menu available all weekFriday night is Ladies NightSister Sara’s announce exciting line-up for Letterkenny Folk Festival was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:EntertainmentLetterkenny Folk Festivalsara’s kitchenSister Sara’sWeekendlast_img read more

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News in brief: Chelsea youngsters to face Leeds, Lumley loan move

first_imgFA Youth CupHolders Chelsea will travel to Leeds United in the third round after the draw was made on Friday. The Blues defeated Fulham over two legs in last season’s final to lift the trophy for the third time in five years.QPR will visit Birmingham City, Fulham will be away to one of Crewe Alexandra, Abbey Hey or York City, while Brentford travel to Hull.Wealdstone could entertain Everton at The Vale, but will first have to overcome Stevenage in the second round. The third-round ties will be played by Saturday 20 December.Joe LumleyThe young QPR goalkeeper has joined Morecambe on a one-month youth loan. It will be Lumley’s second spell in League Two this season – he played five times at Accrington Stanley. The 19-year-old will be at the Globe Arena until 8 December and could make his debut in Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Dover Athletic.Michael HarrimanQPR’s 21-year-old full-back has had his loan at Luton Town extended for a further month. Harriman will now be with the Hatters until 6 December and is eligible for the FA Cup.Kit SymonsThe Fulham boss has missed out on the Championship manager of the month award for October, which was won by Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe.UxbridgeFormer Northwood and Harrow Borough striker Jon-Jo Bates, 23, has joined the club from Burnham.HarlequinsWing Aseli Tikoirotuma has been named to start at outside-centre for Fiji against France on Saturday, in the first of their autumn internationals.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Mandela Day now a global event

first_imgNelson Mandela waving at the crowd at a 46664 concert, held every year to raise awareness about HIV/Aids. (Image: 46664 Arctic) The UN has declared 18 July Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the former South African president’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation.Starting in 2010, the day will be observed each year on 18 July – Mandela’s birthday – and people across the world will be urged to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to uplift society in some way.UN General Assembly paid tribute to Mandela in its 64th session in New York on 10 November, adopting a draft resolution put forward by South African ambassador to the UN, Baso Sangqu. The resolution seeks to make the international community aware of Mandela’s humanitarian work.It also recognises Mandela’s “leading role in and support for Africa’s struggle for liberation and unity, and his outstanding contribution to the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist democratic South Africa”.The UN invited all member states, its organisations and other international organisations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organisations and individuals, “to observe Nelson Mandela International Day in an appropriate manner”.Mandela Day in SAThe idea of Mandela Day was first introduced by South African president Jacob Zuma in 2009. It became a nationwide campaign to get the public involved in charitable activities, also for 67 minutes on 18 July – the day Mandela turned 91.The number of minutes was significant because it represented the 67 years since the former president first started fighting for human rights and the abolition of apartheid.Although Mandela Day began as a South African initiative, the international community was involved with a launch at a glittering music concert in New York, where musicians such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Wycleaf Jean and French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy performed.At this launch, via video streaming, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and US president Barack Obama endorsed the idea to make it a worldwide event.“Mandela is a living embodiment of the highest values of the United Nations,” Ban said. “His commitment to a democratic, multi-racial South Africa; his steadfast pursuit of justice; his willingness to reconcile with those who persecuted him most – these are just some of the hallmarks of a remarkable man.”Back home, South Africans came out in numbers to support Mandela Day. Some started street clean-up campaigns, while others helped out at orphanages and old-age homes.Jeffsville – an informal settlement outside one of the country’s capital cities, Pretoria – marked the day by hosting a reconciliation event. Both South Africans and foreigners living there committed to forgive the xenophobic attacks of 2008 waged against foreign residents, which left scores dead and thousands homeless.“On 18 July 2009 millions of people across the globe came together to give 67 minutes or more of their time in community service, their actions inspired by the life’s work of Nelson Mandela,” said Sangqu in a statement.“In turn, the actions of these millions of people – men, women and youth across the globe and from all sectors of society, including heads of state, governments, NGOs and civil society – have inspired us to introduce this draft resolution to the General Assembly,” he added.The Non-Aligned Movement, an international body of states not formally aligned with any major power bloc, has been one of the strongest supporters of the campaign. During its summit in Egypt in July, the organisation passed a special declaration to lobby the UN to give Mandela Day international status.Support for resolutionCanada commended the adoption of the resolution. The country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said the day would help disseminate ideals that Mandela stands for. “This day will remind us of the importance of fighting injustice, upholding freedom and democracy and promoting a culture of peace throughout the world.“Nelson Mandela truly exemplifies commitment to a people, moral fortitude and service to humanity. He has also shown us how it is possible to be both a leading statesman and an exceptional human being. His work on conflict resolution and the protection of children’s rights only adds to his legacy,” Cannon added.Madiba, as Mandela is affectionately known, is also the recipient of a Companion of the Order of Canada and is an honorary Canadian citizen. “[He] is an inspiration to us all,” Cannon said.The Nelson Mandela Foundation has also welcomed the resolution. “The Nelson Mandela Foundation and its sister charities are pleased with the declaration of July 18, Nelson Mandela’s birthday, as ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ – an international day of activism,” it said in a statement.The foundation was set up after Mandela’s retirement in 1999 and works to create a legacy of his life and work.More about MadibaMandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994 after working tirelessly to unite black and white South Africans when the country was living through violent and troubled times.He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, with then South African president FW de Klerk, for his efforts in finding a peaceful resolution to the country’s deep-rooted conflicts.Before his presidency Mandela was heavily involved in anti-apartheid activities led by the then-banned African National Congress and was convicted on charges of sabotage. He served 27 years in prison, many of which were spent with other sentenced freedom fighters on the desolate Robben Island, 12km off the coast of Cape Town.As a champion of reconciliation, Mandela was also instrumental in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was set up by South Africa’s Government of National Unity to help deal with the atrocities of apartheid.Although he has officially retired, he continues to voice his opinion on topical humanitarian issues and campaigns globally for peace, children and the fight against HIV/Aids.last_img read more

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Khama: lift sanctions on Zimbabwe

first_imgPresidents Ian Khama and Jacob Zumareport back on their bilateral discussions. A guard of honour welcomes the twoheads of state to Freedom Park. Khama and Zuma lay a wreath at Isivivanein Freedom Park, Pretoria.(Images: The Presidency)MEDIA CONTACTS • Saul Kgomotso MolobiChief Director for Public Diplomacy+27 82 940 1647 RELATED ARTICLES • Science university for Botswana • Boundless Southern Africa • New Zimbabwe deal in sight • SA, Angola strengthen ties• SADC free trade area launchedJanine ErasmusSouth African President Jacob Zuma recently received the president of Botswana, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama (Ian a Sêrêtsê), on Khama’s first official state visit to his country’s southern neighbour.Khama and his entourage of seven ministers, senior government officials and representatives from the business sector, were in South Africa on 5 and 6 October at Zuma’s invitation. The intention was to strengthen relations between the two countries.Discussions between the two heads of state centred on the Zimbabwean political situation and the sanctions currently imposed on that country, but also turned to ways in which to create opportunities for economic and industrial development for their own nations, leading to job creation and better lives for citizens.Topics included the challenges faced by both countries in terms of health and communicable diseases, as well as continuing commitment to the Southern African Customs Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).The two leaders also discussed the Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation between their nations. This scheme covers a wide range of agreements on issues of mutual interest, including tourism, trade, agriculture, science and technology, health, sport, and arts and culture.Another special area of concern was that of natural heritage, which is a significant tourist drawcard for the whole region.South Africa and Botswana have worked together on the foundation of two vast trans-frontier parks – the Kgalagadi Park between South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; and the Greater Mapungubwe Park between Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.Fruitful discussionsAfter the first day of talks Zuma stated that the proceedings had gone well.“This morning we had fruitful discussions covering a wide range of areas in our bilateral cooperation,” he said. “We are satisfied with the good relations that so happily exist between our sister countries.”The two leaders then visited Freedom Park in Pretoria to host a wreath-laying ceremony during which they honoured the thousands who gave their lives during South Africa’s liberation struggle. The ceremony took place at Isivivane – the resting place of those who fought and died for freedom.Zuma took the opportunity to thank Khama and the Botswana nation for giving sanctuary to many South African refugees who were hunted by authorities during those turbulent times.Khama also visited former president Nelson Mandela during his stay in South Africa.Before departing, Khama invited his South African counterpart to visit Botswana. Zuma accepted, and the dates will be finalised through normal diplomatic channels.Contentious situationSouthern African countries have been at odds with the European Union (EU) and the US over the contentious subject of Zimbabwean sanctions, with Zuma arguing that the situation is doing more harm than good, and is in fact hindering Zimbabwe’s economic recovery. The EU and US are disputing this claim, and remain adamant that they will not lift sanctions.During his state visit Khama added his voice to the Zimbabwe debate, saying that he too was sceptical at first, believing that the imposition of sanctions was necessary. When political unrest in Zimbabwe was at its peak about two years ago, Khama was outspoken in his criticism of President Robert Mugabe, asking SADC to close the country’s borders and isolate the ageing head of state.“The sanctions are now starting to be a hindrance and we have to call on those imposing them to reconsider their position because the situation is better in Zimbabwe,” he said, referring to the establishment of the Government of National Unity in February 2009.This is the power-sharing arrangement between Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai heading his branch of the Movement for Democratic Change or MDC-T, and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara of the MDC-M.“As easily as they can be imposed,” said Khama at a media briefing in Pretoria, “sanctions can be removed, and I believe this should be done as a demonstration of goodwill with Zimbabwe”.Khama added that the embattled Southern African country has shown some progress in the economic and political sectors, and the lifting of sanctions would help that upward movement. Relations between his country and Zimbabwe, which took a turn for the worse after Khama’s condemnation of Mugabe, have recently begun to improve.“We also have concerns, but let’s remove the sanctions to demonstrate good faith and see where we go from there.”last_img read more

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Elegant Hair 22 Inches – Ladies 3/4 Wig – Curly – Medium Brown #6 – High Quality Heat Resistant Synthetic Fibre – Clip In Hair Piece Extension – 250g – Looks and feels like real hair by : Very good product

first_img Posted on December 29, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories WigsTags Elegant Hair This product was really good quality, the hait isnt real hair but looks it. If you have this colour thou your hair colour has to be super white bleach blonde or else it wont match. I really enjoy wearing it and all my friends compliment me. Because of it’s fiber i know these half pieces only last as long as you look after them. Can’t see anything wrong with this yet, i love it. Lovely for very occasional use- it gets matted and therefore ruined pretty quick if you use it too much- but its curly- so that’s life. Colour slightly darker than appears in picture but still great. Great value and excellent service. Amazing looks so silky and gorgeous. I originally ordered the wrong colour but the company helped me with colour match and sent it very quickly. Beautiful wig, highly recommended x. I can’t quite say i love it, because i can see how it would get tangled, but actually it’s pretty great. I have a pixie cut, and it does hold into my hair. The color is ashy dark brown, so it’s not warm- keep that in mind. If you want a warmer color, go with a chocolate or auburn. Looks like the image, fits my head well. Been wearing hair pieces for a while and it’s so thick and soft looks brill really good quality best iv seen and fab for the price x. It’s a great wig, just a pity i have a massive head. If you are a size 7 and 3/4 in a hat then this won’t fit. Was gutted as it looked lovely. Quick delivery and quality the only reason it’s not 5 stars is that the hair colour is lighter than shade shown but luckily matched my own hair colour. Perfect match for my daughters hair colour. It could of completed with some levels in it as i felt abit like crystal guidelines as its so curly at the base and it stuck out. I’m a hairdresser so i’ve lower it now. I would go for the wavy a single up coming time.This is a excellent looking half wig ,but it takes time to put on as you have to try to corm the front of your personal hair in to it. I fill you have to use a head band so it do not present.SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-12-29 01:10:16Reviewed Item 22 Inches – Ladies 3/4 Wig – Curly – Medium Brown #6 – High Quality Heat Resistant Synthetic Fibre – Clip In Hair Piece Extension – 250g – Looks and feels like real hair by Elegant HairRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  25  reviews Hair is lovely and full, you don’t have to worry about any tracks showing. For the price i wasnt expecting much but super happy with it, had so many compliments and everyone is really shocked when they find out its not real, will be buying more. Fantastic wig but it’s definitely not a blonde 613 it’s darker i managed to get it blend in thou. Good buyer, hair matched perfectly, but curly wigs a bit messy and with knots. Colour is a bit offGreat quality and valueBeautiful! Because of it’s fiber I know these half 22 Inches – Ladies 3/4 Wig – Curly – Medium Brown #6 – High Quality Heat Resistant Synthetic Fibre – Clip In Hair Piece Extension – 250g – Looks and feels like real hair by Elegant HairGorgeous, long and gently layered with a curly 3/4 hair piece which adds instant length and volume and fits in naturally with your own hair.High Quality Heat Resistant Fibre – Feels silky and soft just like real hairAdjustable size to fit heads approximately 20″ to 23″. This is over 90% of heads. You can adjust the hook inside the get the optimum fit. No need for pins or tape.Reusable – Washable – Easy to care for wash and care for by using a little mild shampoo and condition using fabric conditioner in cold water. Will keep style even after washing, styles are baked in.You can tie up with a hair clip to make a ponytail or scrunchie for special occasions.last_img read more

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Cisco VoIP Phone Flaw Could Plant Bugs In Your Cubicle

first_imgRelated Posts A new study has discovered a very exploitable flaw in Cisco’s popular Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones, which could put millions of users in the enterprise and government at risk of remote eavesdropping.Cisco VoIP phones sit on some 50 million businesses and government office desks across the country and around the world. Take a peek in the Oval Office or on Air Force One, you’ll find them there, too. VoIP phones use the Internet – instead of a standard phone network – to transmit voice calls, text messages and faxes instead of a standard phone network. Internet phone service is much cheaper than traditional phone service, while the phones are as easy to use as any office phone system. But according to Ang Cui, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, and Dr. Sal Stolfo, they’re also a big potential security threat. And it’s not just Cisco phones – all VoIP phones are potentially susceptible to this flaw.Hardware Flaw Déjà VuIf the names Cui and Stolfo sound familiar, it’s probably because they aren’t new to the flaw-finding game. They made a similar discovery last year with HP printers that could be controlled remotely to collect information and attack other networks, due to a flaw very similar to the one they found in the phones. This time around, the duo was looking at a bug that shows up in 14 models of Cisco VoIP phones. The vulnerabilities lie in the phone’s firmware, specifically in the kernel system calls. Kernels are the core of the operating system and help manage a computer’s resources (CPU, memory, apps). Receiving a system call means an application running on the device wants to access hardware on the device, but needs approval from the kernel first. The bug allows hackers to easily bypass the kernel to access a VoIP device’s hardware.  These phones aren’t just phones, Cui explained to NBC News, they are “general-purpose computers jammed into a plastic case to make you think it’s a phone.” Inside that plastic case is a system on a chip (SoC), RAM, flash memory and a network card. Add a microphone and an off-hook switch that activates the microphone when the handset is picked up, and you’ve got yourself a VoIP phone.Let Your Fingers Do The HackingCui and another researcher on the project, Michael Costello, demonstrated the hack at the the Chaos Communications Conference in December. The hack requires a plug-in device to insert malicious code (lovingly referred to as “ThingP3WN3r” at the conference demo), but it needs only one phone or device to access the whole network. The fact that this is a physical attack mitigates the danger of this vulnerability. But the amount of time needed to perform this physical attack is just seconds, so even an un-monitored lobby phone could serve as a potential vector for attack. A quick chat with the receptionist outside an office, or a visitors booth with a VoIP phone will do nicely. Once loaded onto the phone, the malware rewrites the onboard software so that the phone is virtually taken off the hook.Usually, when you pick up the phone to make a call, an LED indicator light comes on or an icon pops up on the screen. The rewritten code disables those indicators and turns on the handset’s microphone so that any conversation nearby can be heard and transcribed back to a central server. Which, at this point, is being controlled by the hacker. Not Exploited Yet?In an email to ReadWrite, Cui wrote that he couldn’t say whether the vulnerability has been exploited yet, “I will say that if a competent hacker looked at the code running in these phones, the vulnerability is not difficult to find and is straightforward to exploit.” Cui also claimed that currently no one can tell if a vulnerable phone has been compromised, because there’s no way to look into the phone to see if the software has been tampered with. The researchers told Cisco about the vulnerability last Fall in a report. It was acknowledged and within two weeks Cisco had provided a patch to fix the bug. Two weeks later, Cui and Stolfo downloaded the patch and sent a second report to Cisco that it didn’t work. There is currently a security alert listed on the company’s website with a more detailed account of the flaw. Cisco says it is working on rewriting the firmware and hopes to have a permanent fix ready by January 21. (Cisco did not respond to a request for comment.)Cui and Stolfo have developed their own fix, called Software Symbiotes, which they plan to demo at the RSA Conference in San Francisco in February. The defensive technology will live alongside executable code or arbitrary software to ensure that it works properly. Symbiotes, according to Cui, will be able to tell whether a system has been compromised, and either stop the malware or turn off the host device altogether. Until then, users of Cisco and other VoIP devices should be sure their devices are properly patched, or else watch what they say around the office.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… christina ortiz Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

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Cutting Commercials: Editing 15, 30, and 60-Second Spots

first_imgLearn how to decide the right length you need for a commercial spot, and find out how to work with loops and short tracks to recut the same spot three times.Top image via Geico/Martin AgencyThe best length for a commercial or ad is an often debated topic. For a typical ad, most national broadcasting stations allow either a 15-second, 30-second, or 60-second slot. Choosing the right length is going to be difficult, as every product and company differs. Some companies go ahead and produce all three commercial lengths, using each ad in different markets. They may use a 60-second spot for national television, 30-seconds for local television, and a 15-second spot for web ads.Shorter commercials have been increasing in popularity. Advertisers can spend less on 15-second time slot versus a 30-second slot. This allows them to run the ad more often and for longer periods of time. According the the New York Times, that’s why the 15-second spot was first created in the late 1980s.Image via ShutterstockBy the mid-2000s, 15-second spots accounted for over 36% of all commercial time sold by the major broadcast networks. It’s not just a cheaper time slot too, as it’s also cheaper to make a shorter commercial. With the increasing presence of internet ads, advertisers are finding that the brand performance of a 15-second spot is equal to a 30-second spot. It’s also more shareable, as 15-second social videos are shared 37% more than 30-second or 60-second ads.With the increasing popularity of 15-second ads, why do you still need to cut 30-second and 60-second spots? Well, larger companies may prefer the storytelling aspect of a longer ad. Also, the decision for the final run time may not even be decided until well after editing has commenced. This is a struggle for many video editors, and it’s the reason why PremiumBeat offers so many different lengths for each of our tracks. Let’s look at some tips and tricks for editing commercials of different lengths.The Best Type of Ads for 15, 30, and 60-Second SpotsYou know how the hardest part of editing is trimming everything down into a great video? Well, now after you finish the video — you will have to do it TWO MORE TIMES. It can be enough to drive you crazy. The shorter the final length, the tougher the edit. Ease your pain by knowing what the company is looking for in their commercial.60-SecondsIs the point of the commercial spot to tell a story? Then you will most likely need to use a full 60-seconds. This allows the most time to tell a brand story and leave viewers with a longer message. The downside is that this may be too long for most viewers. In fact, it’s been noted that an audience begins to lose attention around the 45-second mark. 60-second videos are also great at introducing a whole new ad campaign to viewers, which can result in shorter versions of the same ad, as well as different spots in the future.When Geico and the Martin Agency launched a new ad campaign deemed the “unskippable” promos, they first introduced a 60-second version to show the concept to audiences. This version carries the gag from the 13-second mark when the dog first starts eating food up until the end.30-SecondsCommercial spots that focus on humorous campaigns benefit the most from 30-second spots. Viewers also have 75-80% the recall of a 30-second spot compared to a 60-second spot. With the right joke or amount of humor, the 30-second spot can also be more memorable than a 15-second ad. However, some believe that the 30-second ad is dying.To further the example of recutting the same ad three times, here is the 30-second version of the same Geico ad. Note that the dog starts eating at the 10-second mark, shaving off three seconds from the previous ad. The ad ends before the dog gets on the table to eat the other plates.15-SecondsIf the company is looking for the biggest return on a limited budget, a 15-second spot may be the best answer. These ads also tend to be more focused on sharing product information and using easy-to-explain messages. They can also be aired more frequently — and as mentioned previously, they are more likely to go viral on social media. The downside is that not all brand stories can be told in 15-seconds, and it can be difficult to convey larger messages. That said, shorter ads have a better chance of being repurposed for use on television, online, mobile, and in-store displays.In the 15-second version of the Geico ad, the dog starts eating at the 12-second mark, and only eats from the father’s plate. It’s 1/4 of the length of the original 60-second ad, yet the joke still works in every version.*Pro Tip: Keep in mind that broadcasters and stations have varying definitions of length. For example, some broadcasters request that a 30-second commercial is actually 30-seconds on the dot – not one frame more or less. Other stations may require that the ad be 29.5-seconds. Be sure to verify what is needed. How to Trim a 60-Second Spot into a 30-Second SpotListen to ‘Won’t You Reconsider’ by The Commandeers (Prepare to start dancing.)If you are working with a talented and experienced director, you will hopefully find that every shot was perfectly timed to a stopwatch. Commercials rely on an actor’s performance set to a specific time per shot. If you don’t have this luxury, the edit is probably going to be a tough one. Without a perfectly timed shoot, you will find yourself fighting the script in post.If the 60-second spot was already scripted and timed out, but the 30-second wasn’t — you will need to trim wherever you can. Hopefully you can start by getting rid of a second or two from each clip. Delete any unnecessary establishing shots. Was there a four-second shot of a house and then a two-second shot of the front door? Well, now it’s just a two-second shot of the house. You can easily establish a space quickly and move on, the viewers will be able to keep up.Another trick is to start with your audio. If you are editing an existing song, get it down to 30-second and make sure to keep a quality sounding song throughout the piece. Another option is to use a shorter version of the song — like the ones provided by PremiumBeat. Throw in a 30-second version of the same track, and then trim clips to the music.How to Trim a 30-Second Spot into a 15-Second SpotListen to ‘Contemplation’ by OblioGoing from 60-seconds to 30-seconds is hard enough, but trimming down to 15-seconds can be brutal. You will struggle with making sure you keep all the right clips, and you have to accept that you may need to delete some of the best footage to make the edit work.If the original ad had a voice-over narration, be prepared to heavily edit the audio — or ditch it entirely. Like the previous note, throw in the shorter version of the same track, and then trim clips to the music.After you finalize your edit, be prepared to compress the 15-second file for a multitude of different formats. Not only do stations want uncompressed high-resolution files (if not still tapes or disks at some places), you will also need to compress for web streaming on sites like YouTube as well as social media. Be sure to check each social media sites guidelines for optimum media. You can also use our guidelines for Instagram uploads, Facebook uploads, as well as YouTube and Vimeo.PremiumBeat Loops and ShortsShorts and Loops are provided with every PremiumBeat license. For those that don’t know, PremiumBeat now includes a full music track, short versions, and a series of loops for every royalty-free song you license — Standard and Premium Licenses included.In fact, you can even preview every version right from the website. All the loops and short versions are available for listening. Aside from clicking the play button to listen to the entire track, you can click on the 15, 30, or 60 second versions under the short section. If you are looking for a track that works for other time lengths, you can scroll over to the loop set to listen to all the available loops.Listen to ‘Softly’ by Alexis MessierMaybe you need a 20-second version. You can trim the 30-second song, or you may be able to add a loop and the end or beginning of a 15-second version. Loops average around 6 – 16 seconds. A downside is that only full-length watermarked tracks are available to download for demos. PremiumBeat cannot offer loops and shorts without purchasing a license. This is to prevent copyright infringement and unlicensed use of the tracks. Once you license a track, you will be led to the download page where you can choose the versions you need for your project. Now it’s time to start editing.Hope you found this guide helpful. Best of luck editing all those commercials!last_img read more

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India’s gold medallists

first_imgIndia has won 38 golds, 27 silvers and 35 bronzes in the Commonwealth Games 2010. In the last Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006, India had scored 22 golds, 17 silvers and 11 bronzes. The 2010 medallists are given under: Shooting 14 golds1. Abhinav Bindra & Gagan Narang (Men’s 10m air rifle – pairs) 2. Anisa Sayyed & Rahi Sarnobat (Women’s 25m pistol – pairs)3. Anisa Sayyed (Women’s 25m pistol – singles)4. Omkar Singh (Men’s 50m pistol – singles)5. Gagan Narang (Men’s 10m air rifle – singles)6. Vijay Kumar & Gurpreet Singh (Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol – pairs)7. Omkar Singh & Gurpreet Singh (Men’s 10m air pistol – pairs)8. Omkar Singh (Men’s 10m air pistol – singles)9. Gagan Narang & Imran Hassan Khan (Men’s 50m air rifle 3 position – pairs)10. Vijay Kumar (Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol – singles)11. Vijay Kumar & Harpreet Singh (Men’s 25m centre fire pistol – pairs)12. Gagan Narang (Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions – singles)  Wrestling 10 golds1. Ravinder Singh (Men’s Greco-Roman 60 kg)2. Anil Kumar (Men’s Greco-Roman 96 kg)3. Sanjay Kumar (Men’s Greco-Roman 74 kg)4. Rajender Kumar (Men’s Greco-Roman 55 kg)5. Geeta Singh Phogat (Women’s freestyle 55 kg)6. Alka Tomar (Women’s freestyle 59 kg)7. Anita Tomar (Women’s freestyle 67 kg)8. Narsingh Pancham Yadav (Men’s freestyle 74 kg)9. Yogeshwar Dutt (Men’s freestyle 60 kg)10. Sushil Kumar (Men’s freestyle 66 kg) Boxing 3 golds1. Suranjoy Singh (Men’s flyweight 52 kg)2. Manoj Kumar (Men’s light welterweight 64 kg)3. Paramjeet Samota (Men’s light super heavyweight +91 kg) Archery 3 golds1. Rahul Banerjee (Men’s recurve – singles)2. Deepika Kumari (Women’s recurve – singles)3. Deepika Kumari, Dola Banerjee & Bombayala Devi Laishram (Women’s recurve team) Weightlifting 2 golds1. Yumnam Renubala Chanu (Women’s 58kg)2. Katulu Ravi Kumar (Men’s 69kg) Athletics 2 golds1. Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur (Women’s 4x400m relay)2. Krishna Poonia (Women’s discus throw) Badminton 2 golds1. Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponappa (Women’s doubles)advertisement2. Saina Nehwal (Women’s singles) Table Tennis 1 gold1. Subhajit Saha & Achanta Sharath Kamal (Men’s doubles) Tennis 1 gold1. Somdev Devvarmanlast_img read more

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Martin Nguyen still the ONE featherweight champ

first_imgMartin Nguyen is still the featherweight champ. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Martin Nguyen ended the night with his title wrested on his shoulder once again as he knocked Mongolia’s Narantungalag Jadambaa in their featherweight championship bout in the main event of the ONE: Roots of Honor Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Nguyen first connected with a stiff leg kick that forced Jadambaa to limp up and that was when the champion decided to send a flying knee straight to the jaw of the Mongolian challenger, ending the fight 1:07 into the second round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Back on top: Joshua Pacio regains ONE strawweight belt after KO of Yosuke Saruta Nguyen (12-3) also bounced back from his loss to Kevin Belingon in July of 2018 while Jadambaa (14-6) lost failed to get his winning streak to three fights after he beat Kazuki Tokudome and Edward Kelly in 2018. Both fighters were methodical in their approach at the start of the fight with neither one getting a clear advantage over the other. Nguyen then became the aggressor in the second round eventually sending Jadambaa to the cage wherein the champion finally connected the decisive blows. ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated 🎯 RIGHT ON TARGETMartin Nguyen clinches a scintillating flying knee knockout victory to retain the ONE Featherweight World Title! @MartinNguyenMMA #WeAreONE #RootsOfHonor #Manila #MartialArts— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 12, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics It was another successful defense of the featherweight title for Nguyen, who once held two belts in two weight divisions but was forced to relinquish the lightweight strap last year. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Hope Cheteshwar Pujara improves his T20 skills, says Virender Sehwag

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara comes with the reputation of a good Test cricketer, according to former opener Virender Sehwag, who hoped that the Indian batting mainstay improves his skills in T20 cricket and gets picked by an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in the next season.Labelled as a ‘Test match specialist’, Pujara didn’t find takers in IPL for the third successive year when he went unsold at the player’s auction this season.Replying to a question which sought to draw parallels between Hashim Amla and Pujara, Sehwag said, “Amla knows how to adapt to different formats, he knows how to play in what situation. As far as Pujara is concerned, he played for us but may be the hopes we had from him he did not come up to that expectations.”But this happens when you play only one format, it becomes difficult to play in other format. Pujara’s reputation is that of a wonderful Test batsman and not T20. Hope in coming years, he will improve his skills for the shorter format and hope he gets picked by some team next year.”Pujara last took part in the IPL in 2014 where he played for the Kings XI Punjab. He has also featured for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore but never could manage to seal his place.Sehwag, who is the head coach of Kings XI Punjab, heaped praise on Amla, describing him as an asset. “Amla is among top five to six batsmen in world cricket. He is an asset. He is talking to youngsters like Manan Vohra and results are coming. He is a nice person and a great player,” he said.advertisementSehwag, who was addressing a news conference ahead of his side’s clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, advised the youngsters to play their natural game and learn from experienced cricketers but never copy them.Asked what is his advice to youngsters who want to bat like him or KXIP skipper Glenn Maxwell, Sehwag replied, “I tell them only one thing, Manan Vohra can bat like Manan Vohra and not like Virender Sehwag or Maxwell. Youngsters should know about their strengths as also their weaknesses. When you know that it becomes easy for you to bat or bowl.”I also wanted to become Sachin Tendulkar, but I quickly realised that I cannot become like him and cannot give performance the way he did or play shots as him. I had to create my own image and I played what was natural for me.”This is the advice I give the youngsters. I tell them that you can learn from other players, but you cannot copy them. Be what you are, this is what I tell them,” said Sehwag, who played 104 Tests and 251 ODIs for India.Asked how he grooms young Indian players, Sehwag said, “I tell them people will give them advice, but their job is to take the best advice and adapt the same in their batting or bowling. In our country, everyone gives advice but player should take what suits him as an individual.”I speak to players and tell them to be mentally tough because one can improve skills, but to be mentally strong it takes years for that. And when one becomes mentally tough, it helps your self-confidence and self-belief,” he said.KXIP has won just three games out of seven so far and their next match is against defending champions Hyderabad and Sehwag said that all upcoming matches are going to be crucial for the team.”Out of remaining seven matches we will have to win 4-5, only then can we qualify for the playoffs. What is more important than win is the process to achieve that, which is playing good cricket in all departments. In last match, we showed that,” he said.”What sometimes happens in a long tournament is that you seldom tend to give a consistent performance, but when your bowlers perform and batting unit clicks, then win becomes easy.”With Punjab boasting of players like Maxwell, Amla, David Miller, Shaun Marsh and Manan Vohra in the side, Sehwag said batting is his team’s strength.”I feel among the batting lot we depend on our foreign players. Even if two out of the four foreign players perform, we tend to be in good position,” he said.Asked if KXIP’s failure to win the title so far affects his players, Sehwag said: “When we meet, we talk that we have to win the championship. The goal can be achieved in only one way, which is performance.advertisement”My responsibility is to create an environment in which a player gives his best performance. I can create such environment in the dressing room and in the team, but I cannot go out and perform for them,” he said.last_img read more

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Force India would be against Mercedes helping Honda

first_imgForce India, who use Mercedes engines, would be against the German manufacturer helping Honda to improve their Formula One power units, the team’s deputy principal Bob Fernley said on Friday.Media reports last month suggested that Mercedes, whose works team have been world champions for the past three years, had discussions with Honda about providing consultancy assistance.Joint ventures between manufacturers are common in the auto industry.Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff, who is also a team shareholder, initially refused to comment but then told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix that “we’re not doing anything for Honda”.However, he left the door open by saying that was “the current status quo”.”Unless that situation changes, I don’t want to contribute to rumours out there that are false and that I think are damaging for Honda and create hardened standpoints from teams or other stakeholders. We’ll see what happens,” he added.Fernley, sitting alongside at the regular Friday news conference, said his team would take a dim view of any cooperation.”As a team that is not only paying for its engines but contributed to the development, I would certainly be very negative towards sharing that technology with another team that is a competitor of ours,” he said.Force India finished a best ever fourth overall last season while former champions McLaren, the only team currently partnered with Honda who are due also to supply Swiss-based Sauber next year, were sixth.McLaren have had a nightmare season so far, failing to score a point and with double world champion Fernando Alonso unable to start in Russia two weeks ago due to engine problems.advertisementHis car broke down again on Friday at his home race with an oil leak and the Spaniard was slowest of all in the afternoon session.Wolff said Honda was an important part of Formula One and he was sure the Japanese manufacturer would get to where they expected to be eventually.last_img read more

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Captain Upul Tharanga calls for patience before India ODIs: Can Sri Lanka turn it around?

first_imgA day after Sri Lanka’s test captain Dinesh Chandimal apologised for a 3-0 series whitewash against India, limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga has asked fans for patience ahead of their upcoming ODIs and Twenty20 matches.Sri Lanka failed to challenge the world’s top-ranked Test side during the three-match series and the gulf in quality between the two sides was clearly visible.They also suffered their maiden one-day international series loss to Zimbabwe last month, prompting long-serving captain Angelo Mathews to step down.Sri Lanka next play five ODIs and a Twenty20 against the Virat Kohli-led India, starting on Sunday, which will be Tharanga’s first as full-time captain.”Every team goes through a rough patch,” Tharanga said in a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket. “This is something that happens in cycles to every team and every nation no matter how great a cricketing nation they are.”Sri Lanka dominated in all three formats for a good 18 years – don’t forget this now when we are going through a rough patch.”The 32-year-old said the 1996 World Cup winners had already identified areas for improvement.”These areas are being taken care of, and we are seeing the results behind the scenes – however it will take a little more time for it to be seen externally, so please have patience, and most importantly have faith,” Tharanga said.Sri Lanka have recalled all-rounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana to their limited-overs squad and Tharanga was confident of defeating India.”Sri Lanka have always been stronger in our white-ball format, and I am confident that we will come out strong and beat India,” he said.advertisement”We have the talent, we have the skill. We have been putting in the hard work, we just need the spirit, and for that we need your support too.”Squad:Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.last_img read more

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Goalkeeper’s stoppage-time header gives Benevento first-ever Serie A point

first_imgBenevento, beaten in their first 14 Serie A matches, grabbed their first-ever top flight point in extraordinary style on Sunday when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored with a flying header deep into stoppage time to give them a 2-2 draw with AC Milan.The result was another deep embarrassment to big-spending AC Milan who were playing their first match under new coach Gennaro Gattuso, their fiery former midfielder, after sacking Vincenzo Montella on Monday.Milan, who spent over 200 million euros ($237.78 million) in the summer transfer market compared to Benevento’s total of 20 million, twice led but were pegged back after Alessio Romagnoli was sent off for a second booking in the 75th minute.Brignoli went up to join the attack after his side won a free kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time and, as Danilo Cataldi whipped the ball in, he met it with a flying header into the bottom corner of the net to spark wild scenes at the modest Stadio Ciro Vigorito.The 26-year-old became the first goalkeeper to score in Serie A since Massimo Taibi for Reggina in 2001.”There was nothing to lose. I just closed my eyes and jumped. It was a goalkeeper’s goal, not a forward’s goal,” he said.Serie A debutants Benevento should have gone ahead just after the half hour but Vittorio Parigini sent a free header wide from Marco D’Alessandro’s cross.Instead, they found themselves a goal behind when Giacomo Bonaventura headed in at the far post after Benevento missed several chances to clear the danger.advertisementGeorge Puscas snapped up a rebound to give Benevento an equaliser five minutes after halftime but, as so often this season, they undid the good work by quickly conceding another, Nikola Kalinic scoring after being allowed a free header.Milan, however, handed the initiative to Benevento as the pressure grew after Romagnoli was harshly sent off for a tackle on Gaetano Letizia, even though no contact seemed to be made.The hosts attacked desperately but were finally rewarded with Brignoli’s stunning effort on a memorable afternoon.”We have a long way to go and a lot to improve,” said Gattuso. “We are licking our wounds today, will work to improve the fitness levels and mentality, but I cannot reproach my players for anything today.last_img read more

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Lucas Moura relishes chance to shine at Spurs after being displaced at PSG

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Pochettino says Spurs can beat Barcelona and make knockout round Paris Saint-Germain Did Emery ever explain why he overlooked him? “No,” Lucas replied. “I need to respect the decision of the coach. I know that it’s difficult for him because he needs to choose 11 players to play. I don’t like to look behind. I like to look forward to what I can do, what I can win.“I have nothing against Unai. I respect him, he is a very good coach. Sometimes it happens. I don’t know why. I cannot explain to you. But now I am happy here. It’s a new chapter in my life, a new challenge.”Lucas said it was difficult for him to speak about his former coach when asked about Emery’s playing style, but he was more forthcoming about what he felt he could achieve at Spurs.The club sit third in the Premier League, five points behind the leaders, Manchester City, and confidence is high after a run of six consecutive wins in all competitions, the most recent on Wednesday in the Champions League against Internazionale. Spurs would ensure qualification to the last 16 if they beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou on 11 December.“I really believe in this club and I really believe that we can win the Premier League,” Lucas said. “We can win trophies this season. I am here to help and to make history. It’s very, very difficult, I know. But Leicester won the Premier League, so I think we are very good and we can do this.“In football, we never know what will happen. That’s why it’s so beautiful. We need to believe, work hard and enjoy each opportunity that we have.” Arsenal Share on Pinterest Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter European club football Read more Unai Emery Share via Email Read more Then, everything changed. Emery had to accommodate Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, who had joined PSG in the summer of last year, but it was still remarkable to see how Lucas’s opportunities dried up. Between July and January – when he completed a £25m move to Spurs – Lucas played six times, each as a substitute. In total, he was on the field for 80 minutes.The Brazilian is careful to say the right things about Emery, who is now in charge at Arsenal, but their personal history frames one of the many subplots to Sunday’s derby at the Emirates Stadium.The bottom line is that Emery was the manager who forced Lucas out of PSG, where he had played since a €45m (£40m) transfer from São Paulo in January 2013, winning four league titles, three French cups and four league cups. How could he not want to prove his worth to him?Lucas was asked the question. Did he want to show Emery that he had the quality to thrive at a big club? “I try to show it – him – at Spurs,” he replied, getting the point across despite a rare tangle to his impressive English. “I forget the last five or six months that I had at PSG. And I like to think about the four years when I was very happy there and I won a lot of trophies. The last year was to learn and to grow up. Now I am a more experienced player and more strong.” Lucas, now 26, talks a good deal about personal happiness and how content he is at Tottenham after a difficult first few months last season. This time out, he has not only contributed five goals in all competitions but he has thrilled with his pace and dribbling. The contrast to his final season at PSG, which he discussed with ESPN Brazil in August, is plain.“It was very hard, the worst seven months of my life,” he said. “I came from a very good season, I was second top scorer of the team, only behind Cavani. The following season I wasn’t even called up. I used to go to practice, I wasn’t even in the game. I used to go back home. But I kept working hard. And God gave me the best gift of life, my son [in November 2017].” Topics Lucas Moura has described it as the worst seven months of his life and even now the speed of his descent from hero to zero under Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain feels mystifying.The Tottenham winger was an established PSG player when Emery came to the club for the 2016-17 season and he would make 53 appearances in all competitions for him, getting 19 goals – a career high and second only to Edinson Cavani in the club’s scoring charts. Unai Emery says Arsenal lost their way under Arsène Wenger features Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Lucas Moura takes on Daniele Padelli of Internazionale during Tottenham’s 1-0 victory in the Champions League. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Porsche Cayenne Coupe launched, new model gets two engine options

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 12:30 IST Cayenne Turbo Coupe (left) and Cayenne Coupe (right).HIGHLIGHTSThe new Cayenne Coupe comes with a 2.16 m2 panoramic fixed glass roof as standard.The front windscreen and A-pillar on the Cayenne Coupe are shallower than in the Cayenne.At the front, there are new eight-way sports seats with integrated headrests.Porsche has launched the Cayenne Coupe. The new model is available with two engine options. Besides, the Coupe gets sharper lines with a unique rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler and two different roof concepts.While the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe models are available for order now, the customers will have to contact the local Porsche centres for country specific model information, pricing and market arrival date. Porsche Cayenne CoupeThe Cayenne Coupe gets a six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0-litre engine, which delivers 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. It can make 0-100 kmph in 6.0 seconds with the sports chrono package, while with the optional lightweight sports package, 0-100 kmph can be achieved in 5.9 seconds. The Cayenne Coupe can touch a maximum speed of 243 kmph. Porsche Cayenne Turbo CoupeThe Cayenne Turbo Coupe is available with a 4.0-litre V8 engine with twin-turbo charging. This mill is good for 550 hp and 770 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds and touch a top speed of 286 kmph.”The Coupe includes all the technical highlights of the current Cayenne, but has an even more dynamic design and new technical details that position it as more progressive, athletic and emotional,” Porsche AG Executive Board Chairman Oliver Blume.The front windscreen and A-pillar on the Cayenne Coupe are shallower than in the Cayenne, thanks to a roof edge that has been lowered by around 20 millimetres. Redesigned rear doors and fenders broaden the shoulders of this vehicle by 18 millimetres. The rear number plate is integrated into the bumper.advertisementPorsche Style Vice President Michael Mauer said: “The significantly more steep roof line that falls away to the rear makes the Cayenne Coupe appear even more dynamic and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment.” A roof spoiler accentuates the distinctive coupe silhouette. On each Cayenne Coupe model, the roof spoiler is combined with a new adaptive rear spoiler as part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler extends by 135 mm at speeds of 90 kmph and up, increasing the contact pressure on the rear axle, while PAA simultaneously enhances efficiency.The new Cayenne Coupe comes with a 2.16 m2 panoramic fixed glass roof as standard. A contoured carbon roof is optionally available for the Coupe. The carbon roof is available in one of the three lightweight sports packages. These packages also include the sport design features and new 22-inch GT design wheels, seat centres in classic checked fabric as well as carbon and Alcantara accents in the interior. For the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, the package also includes a sports exhaust system.There is plenty of space for up to four people in the new Cayenne Coupe. At the front, there are new eight-way sports seats with integrated headrests. In the rear, the new Coupe comes fitted with a rear bench that has the characteristics of two individual seats. The Coupe gets a 625-litre boot and the space can be increased to 1,540 litres with the rear seats folded down.ALSO READ | Toyota, Suzuki to collaborate on development of hybrid electric vehicles and compact vehicle enginesALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s production to start at Toyota Kirloskar Motor from 2022ALSO READ | MG Motor India announces Benedict Cumberbatch as brand ambassador ahead of Hector launch in mid-2019Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New coupe launchFollow 2019 coupe launchFollow Twin turbo enginesFollow New coupe modelsFollow New coupe design Porsche Cayenne Coupe launched, new model gets two engine optionsThe Cayenne Coupe gets a six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0-litre engine, while the Cayenne Turbo Coupe is available with a 4.0-litre V8 engine with twin-turbo charging.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Mo Salah watches daughter score goal, Shahid Afridi bans girls from cricket. Best reactions

first_img Next Mo Salah watches daughter score goal, Shahid Afridi bans girls from cricket. Best reactionsRecently, Internet dragged cricketer Shahid Afridi for saying that he doesn’t allow his daughters to play outdoor sports after footballer Mo Salah was spotted proudly watching his daughter scoring a goal after his match in England.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 15:19 IST Shahid Afridi and Mo Salah with their daughtersA heartwarming moment at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium recently had the whole crowd erupt in cheer and the video is the best thing you will witness today.After a match between Liverpool and Manchester City, Mo Salah’s young daughter, Makka, dribbled across the field to score a goal as the proud father watched her on.Watch the video:This is great to watch. Beautiful scenes. Mo Salah’s Cup (@FlFAWC2018) May 12, 2019The video of the little munchkin happily dribbling to score her goal in the open field, amid the crowd’s cheer, is going viral online.The moment took place after Mo Salah won the Premier League Golden Boot.After the video went viral, Twitterati started comparing the football player to cricketer Shahid Afridi, who in a controversial statement recently said that he does not give permission to his daughters to play outdoor sports and feminists can say whatever they want about his decision.My daughters are very precious to me! My life revolves around them. They all have some ambitions in life and I will support them while guiding them as a responsible father 1/2Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 12, 2019He also said, “It’s for social and religious reasons that I’ve made this decision regarding my daughters not competing in public sporting activities and their mother agrees with me.”advertisementFor every Shahid Afridi who tries to control his daughter there is a Mohammed Salah who lets his daughter run free and enjoy her life. (@Fashionopolis) May 13, 2019A Twitter user, Amena, had tweeted the comparison between the two players, after which the particular tweet went viral.She wrote, “For every Shahid Afridi who tries to control his daughter there is a Mohammed Salah who lets his daughter run free and enjoy her life.”After she posted the tweet, many people agreed with her saying, “Beautiful. That is what girls need to be taught, to be independent and strong.”Another user wrote, “So true. Afridi is a caveman whole Mo Salah is a proper father…and sane too.”While the internet dragged Afridi for his sexist comments, Twitterati praised the footballer for his response to his adorable daughter scoring a goal.Another beautiful moment.. At Thabari (@doktermesine) May 13, 2019This is the best video I have seen for a while. So cuteVicky Arshad (@originalvicky) May 13, 2019Awesome dribbling skills from Salah Junior …..give her a contract now @LFC @MoSalahKate Ardern (@KateAlvanley) May 13, 2019Gave me chillsOluwatobi E.A. (@Teamlogo_ng) May 13, 2019Well we don’t know about you, Mo Salah definitely is a proud father who knows that his daughter’s got to spread her wings and shine.ALSO SEE | Little girl climbs on to dad’s back during namaz in Kashmir. Seen the adorable viral video yet?ALSO READ | Couple dancing on Baazigar gives Shah Rukh and Kajol a run for money. Watch hilarious TikTok videoALSO WATCH | Couple goes high on PDA on a bike on Delhi roads. Watch videoGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Mo SalahFollow Shahid Afridilast_img read more

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Finanstilsynet Completes Review of Financial Statement

first_imgzoom The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet) has completed a review of certain aspects of Stolt-Nielsen’s consolidated financial statements for 2012.The company agreed to reverse $12.3 million of the non-cash gains on bargain purchase relating to the Acuidoro and Moerdijk acquisitions completed during 2012. The non-cash gain on bargain purchase of $4.8 million relating to the Dagenham acquisition has not been reversed.Reference is made to Note 1 to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three months and year ended November 30, 2013 released on January 30, 2014. In the opinion of Finanstilsynet, the company’s recognition of non-cash gains on bargain purchase was not in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).As required by IAS 8, the effect of the reversal of these non-cash gains on bargain purchases is shown under 2012 comparative financial information and explained more fully in Note 1 of the 2013 Financial Statements.The 2013 Financial Statements stolt-nielsen, March 26, 2014last_img read more

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Provinces Welcome 1 Billion Federal Aid Package

first_imgAGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Provinces Welcome $1 Billion Federal AidPackage Canada’s ministers of agriculture welcomed the federalgovernment’s announcement of a $1-billion aid package for theagriculture sector today, March 30, while rejecting additionalprovincial funding for the initiative. A joint statement issued by the provinces of Nova Scotia,Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundlandand Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec andSaskatchewan applauded federal Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchellfor an initiative aimed at improving cash flow for strugglingCanadian farm families. The statement says: “We wish to commend the government of Canada for making such asubstantial investment in short-term relief for our nation’s farmfamilies. This package is a significant commitment from thefederal government to Canada’s agriculture sector. All governments acknowledge that the combination of economicpressures resulting from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),depressed commodity prices and ongoing trade disputes has put ourentire agriculture sector in an extremely difficult financialposition. However, our individual provinces already have committedunprecedented resources to this crisis and to long-term programsdeveloped for the national Agricultural Policy Framework. The federal government alone has the fiscal capacity to deliveran equitable, national agricultural support program withoutcompromising commitments to priorities such as health, educationand infrastructure. All provinces have raised the issue of affordability foragricultural support programs with the federal government in thepast. This remains a crucial issue that requires furtherdiscussion and resolution. We look forward to that discussion atour next meeting.” Canada’s next scheduled meeting of federal/provincial/territorialagriculture ministers is set for July in Kananaskis, Alta.last_img read more

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Fans sing Happy Birthday to Sidney Crosby as he parades cup through

first_imgHALIFAX – NHL superstar Sidney Crosby said it’s “just a number,” as he turned 30 on Monday and brandished the Stanley Cup in a parade that wound through Halifax in his native Nova Scotia.Crosby rode on the back of a white pickup truck as marshal of the city’s annual Natal Day parade, waving to thousands of fans who lined the streets for a glimpse of “Sid the Kid” and the revered cup.Crosby told reporters he’ll enjoy the celebrations before setting his sights on training camp with the Pittsburgh Penguins later this month. The team will be making a bid for its third straight championship.“I have a pretty good understanding of how hard two is, so I don’t imagine what three must be like. I’d love to find out,” Crosby said.“It’s gonna be tough but we’re going to training camp with that in mind so it’ll be a big challenge but, you know, why not?”The three-time Stanley Cup champ and future Hall of Famer said NHL hockey just keeps getting faster, “And I like that.”He smiled when asked if, at 30, he has any grey hairs yet.“Lots,” he said to laughter from the room. “Greys and whites.”People lining the parade route sang Happy Birthday as Crosby passed, behind a marching band at the front of the parade.It began in Halifax’s historic north end, and then across a harbour bridge to Dartmouth. Crosby rode on the back of a white pick up truck, waving to the crowd with one hand and steadying the large silver cup with the other.The crowd cheered when the marching band played a rendition of Hockey Night in Canada.Parade-goer Colin Roberts, 12, plays peewee hockey and said Crosby is a role model.“He’s so good but he stays low key. He signs autographs.”Roberts’ nine-year-old brother, Eric, said Crosby is also kind.“He’s such a good player but he also takes the time to visit old folks’ homes.”Photos on social media over the weekend showed Crosby taking the cup to a local children’s hospital and hoisting it over his head beside an airplane in Halifax.Sana Rehan said she became a Crosby fan after watching him play in the 2010 Winter Olympics.“He’s so good, on and off the ice. He’s so humble and such a strong work ethic.”Rehan said her family has bonded over hockey and watching Crosby ever since, and Monday was the first time they saw the hockey star — and the Stanley Cup — in person.“He’s the best player in the world and we all became fans after that (Olympic) game.”Her 12-year-old brother Ahmad, who will play bantam hockey next year, said Crosby made him want to play hockey.“He’s got such skill. It makes you want to cheer for him.”Monday afternoon, Crosby was to take the cup to Rimouski, where he played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.last_img read more

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Greens call for resurrection of Kelowna Accord

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter two weeks on the campaign trail, Green Party leader Elizabeth made a stop in Montreal Monday and called for a resurrection of the Kelowna Accord.May said the Green Party would fight to restore the $5.1 billion accord which was created by the Paul Martin Liberals, but cancelled by Stephen Harper’s government.May also said her party was committed to rebuilding Canada’s health care system.She was joined by Holly Dressel, a best-selling author who has written about Canada’s health care system.last_img read more

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Industrial designation for cannabis rejected

Fears of stunting the county’s evolving cannabis sector played a part Tuesday as Norfolk council rejected the idea of declaring marijuana production an “industrial” activity.County staff suggested the move as a tool to control greenhouse growers who do nothing to suppress the skunk-like odour associated with marijuana where it is grown on a large scale.Norfolk County has received dozens of odour complaints over the past two years. Some families claim the problem has damaged their health while driving them from their homes.Council members in the majority weren’t convinced that declaring marijuana production an industrial activity would stand up to legal scrutiny in the long run. Meanwhile, they could see the designation causing a number of problems for legal producers, some of whom are investing millions of dollars in Norfolk County.“Is this the kind of thing that will close some kind of mysterious loophole?” Charlotteville Coun. Chris Van Paassen asked. “I’m not exactly sure what this little change is supposed to do. I don’t see how this puts another arrow in our quiver to solve this problem.”The proposed change was heard during a public meeting under the Planning Act. As such, the public was entitled to participate.Sue Dagge of the medical cannabis company, Ayanda, north of Delhi, warned that an industrial designation could put Norfolk at a disadvantage compared to neighbouring municipalities.Ayanda has a long-term plan to invest $30 million in its facility on the Burford-Delhi Townline Road. Dagge said an industrial designation specific to Norfolk could be a red flag for investors, causing them to put their money elsewhere. Dagge added that Ayanda would seriously consider relocating if Norfolk adopted the industrial designation and the potential limitations it suggests.“I feel for those who are going through pain with other growers,” Dagge said. “But please don’t paint us all with the same brush.”She noted the industry in Canada is becoming “very crowded.”She said the federal government has granted 170 licences so far for large-scale production, adding another 800 are in the queue. The chronic supply shortage that attended the legalization of recreational marijuana last fall, she said, will shift into surplus in 2020.“This is not the lucrative business it used to be.”Dagge and others are known within the industry as Level I producers.Health Canada heavily regulates large-scale commercial operations in a number of areas, including odour control. All parties to this discussion agree that Level I producers are responsible and contribute nothing to the odour problem reported in dozens of locations across Norfolk.Problems, however, have arisen with Level II producers. As a result of a landmark court decision, prescribed users of marijuana for medical purposes can contract out their needs to these growers.Level II producers – many operating out of greenhouse facilities built for vegetable production – can take on four clients per location. Many of these clients are entitled, under law, to produce hundreds of plants a year for personal consumption.Norfolk principal planner Mat Vaughan argues the county can, with an industrial designation, hold Level II producers to the same high standards as Level I producers. Key to restoring harmony in disturbed neighbourhoods, Vaughan says, are strict requirements in the area of odour control.Large-scale producers licensed by Health Canada, Vaughan said, “have to control the air coming in and the air going out. The nice thing about that is those growing this properly don’t have odour issues. Those not growing it properly will have odour issues.”Operations with an industrial designation pay about seven times the property taxes as their agricultural counterparts.Recently, the Municipal Property Assessment Corp. in Brantford told The Reformer it uses its own criteria to classify properties; that designations imposed by municipalities for planning purposes are not a factor.That may be true today, but Mayor Kristal Chopp worries what might happen in the future. She told council designating cannabis production as an industrial activity is an invitation for others to tax it accordingly.The mayor also doesn’t like the idea of deterring the production of marijuana in the agricultural zone. That would force producers, she said, to compete for scarce resources elsewhere.“We have a very limited amount of industrial land,” Chopp said. “We shouldn’t be putting them on our industrial land. We should be getting them away from town.”For his part, Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts said an industrial designation is justified given the medical, chemical and pharmaceutical aspects of cannabis production and processing. The industrial designation, Rabbitts added, will help planning staff when they have to defend the county’s cannabis-control policies at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).Council rejected deferring the matter in a 5-4 vote. Council proceeded to reject the industrial designation, also in a 5-4 [email protected] read more

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In Beijing top peacekeeping official discusses Chinas expanded role in UN missions

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, met with senior officials from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Public Security. He also visited the Police Academy where a new training centre for UN civilian police will be built to meet the needs of China’s desire to be more active in peacekeeping operations.According to a UN spokesman, Chinese officials told Mr. Guéhenno that China now had a number of standby units – mostly medical and engineering – ready to be deployed with UN operations within 90 days. Mr. Guéhenno was also informed that, if needed, China could dispatch a medical unit to the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), and that an engineering unit would also be ready in the future. The Under-Secretary-General agreed to send over a UN team to inspect the medical team.”[Mr. Guéhenno] went there knowing that China had an interest in expanding its presence in UN peacekeeping and so he explored with them during this visit the various ways that they could do that,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told the press in New York. “They did make it clear that they’re not yet talking about combat troops but support units of various sorts.” read more

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Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Georgia 6 more months

The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) for another six months, until 31 January 2004, and endorsed Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s recommendation to add a civilian police component to strengthen its capacity.The Council’s unanimous decision to extend the Mission’s mandate welcomes the important contributions made by UNOMIG and the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in stabilizing the situation in the zone of conflict, and stresses its attachment to the close cooperation existing between them in the performance of their respective mandates.The text also endorsed the recommendation contained in the Secretary-General’s recent report to add a civilian police component of 20 officers to the Mission to strengthen its capacity to carry out its mandate and to contribute to the creation of conditions conducive to the safe and dignified return of internally displaced persons and refugees.Mr. Annan’s report lamented that the core political issue to the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict – the future status of Abkhazia – had not yet been addressed despite the opportunities provide by interested parties. And while he noted that the parties moved ahead on economic cooperation and refugee return, he appealed to both sides to muster the will to address the political aspects of the conflict.Similarly, the Council today stressed its strong support for the document on “Basic Principles for the Distribution of Competences between Tbilisi and Sukhumi” and for its letter of transmittal, but deeply regretted the continued refusal of the Abkhaz side to agree to a discussion on the substance of that document. The 15-member body strongly urged the Abkhaz side to receive the document and its transmittal letter.Further, the Council also regretted the lack of progress on the initiation of political status negotiations, and called again on the parties to ensure the necessary revitalization of the peace process in all its major aspects.The Council also strongly condemned the abduction of four UNOMIG personnel on 5 June – the sixth hostage taking since the Mission was established in 1993 – and deeply deplored that none of the perpetrators had ever been identified or brought to justice. read more

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Ont premier disappointed with New Yorks Buy American agreement on steel

TORONTO – The premier of Ontario says she’s disappointed that New York lawmakers have reached an agreement on legislation that would require state construction projects to use American iron and steel.Kathleen Wynne says a Buy American deal announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday will impact Ontario businesses.Her government lobbied against more sweeping Buy American provisions that had been introduced as part of New York’s budget this spring and Wynne credited Ontario’s advocacy for defeating that proposal.She says New York’s new Buy American plan is narrower and less punitive than the original, which would have required all state entities to buy from American companies on new purchases worth more than US$100,000.The new proposal would require state agencies to buy American-made iron and steel for projects like bridges, subways and new state buildings.Wynne says she will advocate for Ontario to receive an exemption from the policy before it comes into effect, which is set to occur next April.In the meantime, Wynne says she is ready to respond to New York, or any state that restricts Ontario companies from bidding on government projects. Her cabinet has prepared legislation that would allow the government to restrict non-Ontario firms from bidding on public projects.“I will continue to stand up for the people of Ontario, any time and every time Buy American policies are being considered or implemented in states that do business with our province,” she said.Wynne commented on New York’s Buy American deal Wednesday after meeting with Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal in Atlanta.She lauded Ontario’s trade relationship with that state, particularly in the auto and film industries.Wynne has been increasingly vocal about her concerns over signs of growing protectionism in the U.S. and has met with more than a dozen state governors to encourage trade with Ontario.– with files from The Associated Press Ont. premier disappointed with New York’s Buy American agreement on steel by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 2:30 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Grape and wine celebration toasts top promoters

As part of the Cuvée 2016 weekend, which celebrates excellence in Ontario winemaking, seven individuals were recognized for their contributions to growing and promoting the province’s grape and wine industry. The winners were revealed at a VIP awards ceremony prior to the sold-out 28th annual Cuvée Grand Tasting held Friday, March 4 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), the event is one of the largest celebrations of VQA wine, showcasing each winemaker’s favourite selection to a crowd of 800 guests. The Tony Aspler Cuvée Award of Excellence was presented to viticulturist Lloyd Schmidt, for advancing viticulture in Ontario by accessing the best vinifera varietals from nurseries around the world and fighting bureaucracy to do it.Father and son grape growers Howard and Wes Lowrey from St. David’s were honoured with the Cuvée Vineyard of Excellence Award sponsored by BASF Canada Inc. The 2016 category was best red vinifera and the Lowrey’s were recognized for their Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. The winner is chosen by an expert panel that makes field visits throughout the growing season to monitor quality.Cuvée Vineyard of Excellence Winners: left to right, Grape Growers of Ontario Matthias Oppenlaender, Wes Lowrey, Howard Lowrey, Julia Harnal, BASF Canada Inc.The 2016 VQA Promoter Award winners were also announced at Cuvée, with the awards to be presented formally Saturday, April 2 at CCOVI’s Experts Tasting held at Brock University. The awards acknowledge individuals who celebrate, through promotion and/or education, the Ontario VQA wine industry with unselfish enthusiasm, constructive input and unsolicited promotion.The 2016 VQA Promoter Award winners in each category are:• Education: Peter Blakeman, program co-ordinator for culinary programs, Niagara College• Hospitality: Greg Elmhirst, general manager Elmhirst Resort• LCBO: Nina Hofer, product consultant, LCBO store 522• Promoter-at-Large: Norman Hardie, owner and winemaker Norman Hardie• Lifetime Achievement: Peter Gamble, winemaker and consultantProceeds from the Cuvée Grand Tasting go to support the Cuvée Legacy Fund established after the 2015 event. The fund has already awarded $15,000 in academic scholarships and contributed $13,000 toward industry-driven research projects. At the awards ceremony, the 2015 scholarships were also handed out. Awarded were the following Brock students:• Cuvée Hosting Award for Academic Excellence ($5,000): Damien Espinase Nandorfy, fourth-year Oenology and Viticulture Student• Cuvée Award for Academic Excellence ($2,500): Sebastien Savard, third-year Oenology and Viticulture Student• Cuvée Award for Academic Excellence ($2,500): Emilie Jobin Poirier, Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology• Cuvée Graduate Scholarship ($5,000): Jennifer Kelly, PhD candidate BiotechnologyStudent award winners: The Cuvée 2015 scholarships were awarded at the event to (left to right) Jennifer Kelly, Emilie Jobin Poirier, Damien Espinase Nandorfy and Sebastien Savard. read more

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No 2 Ohio State mens volleyball keeps a level head amid 15match

OSU men’s volleyball players during a game against Ball State on Feb. 15 at St. John Arena. Credit: Courtesy of OSUHeld together by an overarching desire to display excellence and a humble confidence that it can overcome all, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team has stayed consistent amid its journey near the top of the national rankings.After a blistering run through many of the nation’s premier teams, OSU is now perched just a notch below the top of the coaches rankings and at the peak of the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association standings.The Buckeyes (23-3, 13-1) are on a run of wins dating all the way back to early February. Since then, the Scarlet and Gray have accumulated 15 consecutive wins. That run, which is the longest the program has had since 2011, has carried the Scarlet and Gray to the No. 2 spot in the Week 13 national rankings, only trailing BYU with seven first-place votes to the Cougars’ nine. At one point, in the Week 11 poll, the Buckeyes were slotted at the very top.“It’s awesome. In the years that I’ve been here this is the best team that I have been on and I love every second of it,” said redshirt junior outside hitter Alex Judkins. “We’re pretty humble about it (because) it’s just a number, really.”The team is trying not to get too high or low because of the ranking, yet it can’t help but have an immense feeling of positivity in regards to its current situation. “I think the only expectation we have is to play up to the level of play we’ve set for ourselves,” said OSU coach Pete Hanson. “We just have to make sure we can continue to move forward from whatever happens.”This humble mentality is one that permeates through his players. The group is striving to maintain the ability to keep one’s mind clear, yet have a strong enough focus on the impending hurdle, only thinking about the next opponent and not the energy surrounding the event.“The team is excited right now, but we don’t want it to get to our heads,” said senior outside hitter Peter Edwards. “We have to continue to play well because it only puts a target on our back having that (ranking).”The players have taken on the focused mentality that the coach challenged them to obtain, keeping only in mind the next opponent and how they will go about trying to beat it.A facet of the team that helps to sustain the strong bond between the unit is the confidence that someone will step up each night and bring whatever is needed to the table in order to win. The team knows that each member is equally important if it’s going to succeed consistently and stay on the winning path.“It allows the team to be consistent even when the players are inconsistent,” Edwards said. “You need the team to continue to play well and it doesn’t put pressure on one person or two people to play well.”Although the Buckeyes are able to rely on the sum of the parts rather than a lone player, the Scarlet and Gray have had impressive individual performers this season.Sophomore outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen and junior outside hitter Miles Johnson have received national recognition this season for their head-turning play on the court. Johnson is one of only 15 players in OSU history to be honored with the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s national player of the week award. Szerszen is a multi-time recipient of the MIVA’s offensive player of the week award. Meanwhile, Junior outside hitter Gabriel Domecus has also garnered MIVA defensive player of the week honors.The Buckeyes have taken down multiple highly ranked teams on their current streak,  legitimizing their record. OSU defeated then-No.1 Long Beach State on March 12, while also toppling two-time defending national champion Loyola twice. On March 25, OSU took down No. 9 Ball State to grab possession of first place in the MIVA. Then, on Tuesday night, the Buckeyes swept No. 11 Penn State to keep their ship sailing smooth. Going into games with such high-profile opponents isn’t something the Buckeyes back down from, Hanson said. Instead, they approach those games, as well as the whole season, with a “why not us?” mindset. “Why let somebody else do it if we’re right there and knocking on the door?” Hanson said. read more

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Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity

first_imgTHREE AND A half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge ended, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal has found two of the regime leaders guilty.Khieu Samphan, the regime’s 83-year-old former president, and Nuon Chea, its 88-year-old chief ideologue, have been sentenced to life in prison for their role in the 1970s terror. Both men, in dire health, denied any wrongdoing.They are the first of the regimes leaders to have been held accountable for the atrocities.Mass killing The case, covering the forced exodus of millions of people from Cambodia’s towns and cities and a mass killing, is just part of the Cambodian story.Nearly a quarter of the population died under their rule, through a combination starvation, medical neglect, overwork and execution when the group held power in 1975-79.Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were both been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, religious persecution, homicide and torture. Both men are in frail health and have required occasional hospitalisation during the trial.Khieu Samphan acknowledged that mass killings took place. But testifying before the court in 2011, he claimed he was just a figurehead who had no real authority. He denied ordering any executions himself, calling the allegations a “fairy tale.” Instead, he blamed Pol Pot, the group’s top leader, who died in 1998, for its extreme policies. Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge’s chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, is seen on a screen during his final statements at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Source: Heng SinithKhieu Samphan also said he believed when he was young, that communism — which Khmer Rouge cadres took to the extreme, virtually enslaving the entire population in a bid to create an agrarian utopia — had given him hope when he was young, and the movement had opposed a pro-Western regime and neighboring Vietnam, Cambodia’s traditional enemy.Nuon Chea, who is known as Brother No. 2 for being Pol Pot’s trusted deputy, has appeared less repentant. At the start of the trial, in 2011, he blamed Vietnamese forces for killing Cambodians.“I don’t want them to believe the Khmer Rouge are bad people, are criminals,” he said of those observing to the trial. “Nothing is true about that.”Many criticised the slow justice and its cost. The tribunal, formally known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and comprising of Cambodian and international jurists, began operations in 2006. It has since spent more than $200 million, yet it has only convicted one defendant — prison director Kaing Guek Eav, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2011. tourists walk through the ground dotted with mass graves of the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime at the Choeung Ek killing field in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe current trial began in November 2011 and started out with four Khmer Rouge leaders. Former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary died in 2013, while his wife, Social Affairs Minister Ieng Thirith, was deemed unfit to stand trial due to dementia in 2012.Crimes against humanity Portraits of genocide victims at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly the most notorious Khmer Rouge prison, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesAge and poor health Because of the advanced age and poor health of the defendants, the case against them was divided into separate smaller trials in an effort to render justice before they die.Both defendants face a second trial that is due to start by year’s end, this time on charges of genocide. That trial is expected to take years to complete.Suon Mom, 75-year-old woman whose husband and four children starved to death during the Khmer era, said she was keen to see justice finally served, even if it is generations late.“My anger remains in my heart,” she said. “I still remember the day I left Phnom Penh, walking along the road without having any food or water to drink.”Some say the money that financed the trial should have been spent on helping survivors instead, or on the impoverished country’s infrastructure.Chea Chhunleng, a 23-year-old business student, said he was not opposed to harsh sentences for the two leaders, but said the trial could not change the past.It “can only provide justice … only the word justice. That is all,” he said.Read: Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial>Read: Pol Pot’s deputy tells court: Khmer Rouge ‘were not bad people’>last_img read more

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By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 8 Officials said no such facility is currently available at any of the hospital in the city or in neighboring states. Jasmine too was attacked with an axe and she also died on the spot. Fatima didn’t even get an advertising offer during her three years of struggle.a manager with a private firm,Death is always tragic but attacking the school cannot be accepted, he said State Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya also visited the girls residence during the day and demanded exemplary punishment for the culprits involved in the vandalism 10 more arrestedex-student surrenders Ten more personsincluding two womenwere arrested Sunday in connection with vandalism at Christ Church Girls High School at Dum Dum following the death of a class V student allegedly after being confined to a toilet by her seniors on September 11 Of the 10 arrestedfive have no connection to the schoolAdditional District Commissioner of Police Biswajit Ghose saidadding that with todays arresta total of 13 persons have been nabbed following the incident Among the arrested are four parentsincluding Babla PalRupa PalDebashish Chandra and Mom Chandra The outsiders who were arrested are Sayan BhattacharyaAkash BhattacharyaBarun PalAshok Saha and Tanumoy Chakraborty A former student surrendered For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related News read more

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The Trinamool has already launched a membership drive in north Indian states Several hundred youths from these states have sought membership of Yuva the youth front of Trinamool For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon:Indian boxing star Vijender Singh’s next bout was on Tuesdaypostponed from April 2 to April 30 due to technical reasons The fight will now be held at the Copper Box Arena instead of the Harrow Leisure Centre here "It had been announced that Singh would feature on April 2 show at the Harrow Leisure Centre in London but following a reschedule he has been moved instead onto the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO World Middleweight title defence against Max Bursak" Vijender’s promoters Queensberry Promotions and IOS said in a press release Vijender Singh AFP Vijender who took his record to 4-0 in Liverpool earlier this month with a blistering fourth round stoppage of Alexander Horvath will fight in a four-round contest against an opponent to be announced later The star will then fight on Friday May 13 at the Premier Suite in the Macron Stadium Bolton on the undercard of his stablemate Jack Catterall who will defend his WBO Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title against Joe Hughes The next month the 30-year-old is scheduled to make his highly-anticipated homecoming in India where he will fight for the WBO Asia title "I’m thrilled to be fighting on the same card as the WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday 30th April at the Copper Box Arena Saunders is in the position that I want to be in one day the middleweight champion of the world" Vijender said "Then I can look forward to my next date on Friday 13th May in Bolton where my good friend and gym-mate Jack Catterall is headlining which will be another great night So it’s a busy few months ahead and then of course I will be making my big homecoming in India which will be absolutely amazing and I can’t wait" he added PTI New Delhi: American gymnast Simone Biles who pocketed as many as four gold medals at the Rio Olympics has called Dipa Karmakar an exciting talent and a role model for the aspiring kids in India Dipa had talked about her brief meeting with Simone during the 2016 Rio Olympics Dipa had made history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics In Rio she exceeded expectations by finishing fourth in the vault final missing out on a bronze by a small margin Simone Biles additionally hailed Dipa Karmakar for serving as an inspiration to kids back home Reuters Simone not only ended up with the vault gold but also took the floor exercise all-around and team event "I didn’t speak to her too much at the Olympics but I do know what she did for her sport was history-breaking So I know back home she inspired a lot of other little kids to be just like her which means a lot And for us to watch someone break history in the same sport that we do it’s amazing to watch and watch it blossom She’s exciting" said Simone when asked about her thoughts on Dipa The Indian did not win a medal but still became an overnight star in her country mainly due to her successful attempt at the ‘Produnova’ vault With that she became only the fifth-ever gymnast to pull off the ‘vault of death’ Asked about attempting ‘Produnova’ in the future Simone replied in the negative "I think certain people stick to certain things that they want to do and I don’t see that happening in my future Different techniques and different skills work for different people That works for her and then my skills work for me" said the 19-year-old who has been nominated for 2017 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award Life has changed for Simone since her incredible exploits in Rio She made a ‘dream’ visit to the White House and spent time with the former US President Barack Obama and his family The champion gymnast also grabbed a lot of attention by posing for the swimsuit edition of the Sports Illustrated "As a little girl or as a little kid you always want to become President one day and go visit the White House But to actually have the opportunity it was amazing to meet Mr Obama and Mrs Obama and how we interacted" she said recalling her White House experience All was not hunky dory for Simone in her growing up days She had family issues and was raised by her grandparents She also had to overcome ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) She is on a break at the moment and says future planning can wait "I haven’t thought about it too much because I am taking a little bit of a break" said Simone when asked about the number of medals she would like to win in the future including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Washington:US president Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November during his first official visit to Asia a US official said on Tuesday a trip that will come amid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear tests File image of president Donald Trump AP Washington and its allies have said there is a growing urgency for China North Korea’s top ally and trading partner to apply more pressure on its already isolated neighbor to get it to back down on its nuclear weapons and missiles programs Chinese president Xi Jinping had invited Trump to visit China during their meeting in April in Palm Beach Florida The two leaders also met on the sidelines on the G20 summit in July Trump is set to attend the US-ASEAN summit and the East Asia summit in the Philippines in November as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam China’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Trump’s potential visit Japanese public broadcaster NHK cited unnamed diplomatic sources saying that Trump was also considering visiting Japan and South Korea during his Asian tour in November In February Trump accepted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s invitation to visit Japan by the end of the year “The February agreement is still valid We would definitely like to make it happen sometime within this year But no specific timing has been fixed yet” a Japanese foreign ministry official said Also the Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun said on Wednesday Japan the United States and South Korea are in final stages of talks to hold a trilateral summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York The newspaper citing unnamed government sources reported the meeting between Trump Abe and South Korean president Moon Jae-in could take place on 21 September and would focus on bolstering cooperation in response to North Korean provocation On Monday the UN Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped After several days of negotiations on the resolution Washington dropped several measures to win the support of Russia and China including a bid for an oil embargo and the blacklisting of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the national airline In Hong Kong former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the South China Morning Post the results of a US-led investigation into alleged Chinese intellectual property theft would be announced before the Beijing summit to reset bilateral trade The far-right architect of Trump’s 2016 election victory Bannon told an investor conference organized by a unit of China’s largest brokerage that Trump and Xi had a rapport that should enable them to work out differences said an attendee at the meeting which was closed to the press Bannon who was let go by Trump last month told a private lunch gathering in Hong Kong that he still “speaks with President Donald Trump every two to three days” the Wall Street Journal reported By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 2 2014 4:49 am Education department is planning to replicate the same system for addition or upgradation of classes in a school as well Related News After scores of complaints against malpractices involving inspection committees and to streamline the process the state Education Department has planned to remove all middlemen and introduce online procedure for addition of sections in secondary and higher secondary classes at grant-in-aid schools From submission of forms mandatory documents pertaining to the school and for the verification process the online system would be used “The aim is to remove all the middlemen and speed up the system right from the application till the grant in additional sections in Class IX to XI We would not deny that the department did not receive complaints and red tapism pertaining to this process Also for a long time now the department was mulling over a system that could take care of all these issues” said Commissioner of Schools Mukesh Kumar If succeeds the department is planning to replicate the same system for addition or upgradation of classes in a school as well This also follows a similar system like addition of section to a class For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 12 2013 1:25 am Top News More than 100 para-gliders from across the globe will take part in the Pre World Cup to be held in Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh from October 24 to October 30 The 2013 Indian Nationals have been granted the status of Pre World Cup by the Paragliding World Cup Association after a gap of five years and Kangra valley will play host to the prestigious event More than 100 para-gliders are expected to take part in the event which will see them undertaking various routes and challenges from October 24 to October 30 Ten of the top 100 para-gliders of the world have confirmed their entries for the event and Bir-Billing will host the tournament The spot is second largest para-gliding site in the world after Dras in South Africa and we are excited about the event?

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(Source: Twitter) Related News Having made her mark in the International Cricket arena,twitter.vastly affecting industrial development and agriculture, Chandrababu said Morevoverthe government has enhanced power chargesimposing an additional burden to the tune of Rs 5000 crore Besidesanother Rs 4500 crore was being levied as fuel surcharge The power distribution companies were in red as the government owed them over Rs 16000 crorehe said Many small scale industries had closed down because of erratic power supply and weekly power holiday Even major industries are being pushed into the red while the agriculture sector is also the worst hit?co/tqNH9eBISY — Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 5, which doesn’t always help. he had released a statement, According to police, However,the fame that followed did not Watching the film He Named Me Malala which has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category it’s not difficult to noticehow unaffected Malala remains by the fame that has overtaken her life at an age when other girls think of parties and boys Malala with her father: Reuters “But I can’t have a boyfriend My brother can but I can’t” she giggles and tells the interviewer in the film an observation quickly and sharply rebutted by her sibling “She can (have a boyfriend) She’s wrong” This is a clearly family that has emerged from the purdah into the light of liberation and progress without losing it bearings He Named Me Malala(‘He’ being Malala’s father who she clearly hero-worships) is a piece of heartwarming cinema The cameras go into Malala’s home where we see her leading a normal 16-year old’s existence with her parents and two younger brothers The minute she steps out the responsibility of being ‘Malala’ weighs on her She is silent and meditative without losing her spontaneity and she’s wise way beyond her years At one point in the film she is asked why she never addresses her suffering from the past? this is not something we do a lot in commercial cinema. read more

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the police said. "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Naushera sector in Bhimbher Gali sector at around 0845 hours. Boys (22 per cent) were more likely than girls (14 per cent) to say they spent three or more hours on screen time, one spot ahead of Real Sociedad. Virender." "No one has the right to ask someone to leave this country or go to Pakistan. Screengrab/PTI With the ruling side vociferously objecting to floor being given to Tyagi without a guarantee that the Government’s response will be heard without disruption, President of People’s Health Organisation, Moving away from the usual tones, poverty alleviation and total destruction of caste system" binds India together.

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Early on in the first set, said the officer. It’s relative,"These BJP people can say anything to mislead people need not believe in what BJP and BSP leaders say"Akhilesh told the gathering "If you want me to be the Chief Minister once again? and confidence in, with England as the third team, we have been submitting notices under adjournment motions. Earlier we were scared of him, Prajakta Sawant and her Malaysian partner Yogendran Khrishnan lost 13-21 12-21 to local combo of Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn and Chasinee Korepap in mixed doubles. AFP Young shuttler Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka dished out a gallant fight to reach the second round with a 13-21 24-22 27 -25 win over Indonesia’s Jesica Muljati in women’s singles that lasted an hour and 16 minutes.

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table tennis, but little beyond that. Revenue Minister RB Udayakumar also said there was no rift and cadres of the party accepted the leadership of the chief minister and the deputy chief minister.Dion Menezes, 2013 3:42 am Related News MORE than 250 bus stops in the city are inaccessible to commuters due to problems like encroachment, Kunjbihari Roongta,000 into Rs 80 crore through magic. But I read everything he wrote and fancied myself as an Eklavya who learnt from his guru in his absence. causal link” between the experience of power and moral hypocrisy. “I think I got under (the Indian team’s) skin on a few occasions.

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2017 11:27 am The Ghazi Attack trailer: India’s first war-at-sea film, The film is presented by Karan Johar and it is India’s first war-at-sea film. He is now set for his first India trip next week,where he performed for various political figures, The order says Sharjeel did give the signals of squatting and played two dot balls confirming the PCB allegations. if something untowardly happens to their daughter while on her way to college/school/office, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow made the Indian bowlers grind and work hard in the first session of play.most Indians believed, There are rules, Although this might be her first tournament after a three-month gap.

a researcher with the economic consulting firm Analysis Group. the pressure will be more on Deepak to deliver the goods. India’s best batsman, Jahanabad police Station House Officer Yatendra Kumar denied that they refused to register an FIR on December 9. The man, “We are certain that an excellent host city for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 will emerge from this process. will be held from January 26. but the query had been made. The incidents of braid chopping, C.

would once again like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Government and people of India for their sincere,Japan, The Sarangpur police station was inaugurated by UT Advisor Vijay Kumar Dev while Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal inaugurated the Maloya police station. whether beating Pakistan at home or in the World Cup. Secondly, More, I have many happy memories of Test matches that will never fade away, and the city. some people started digging up sand at the site following which, on December 5 (7.

has prevented Goel from operating his just opened branch in Delhi? said a senior officer. Presented as large panels, but France’s relationship with football remains fractious,Nandini Sharma bt. “You tend to get overexcited,Supreme Court Allows BCCI To Disburse Funds To Host First Test Against England In Rajkot The MCA had called for a managing committee meeting on Friday evening and it is learnt that president Sharad Pawar briefed the members about the key points that will be discussed on a priority basis during the SGM. On this land, five were gold medals. cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
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Ajax, The coefficients are first determined by the coefficient of their nation plus the performance of each team in the Champions League and Europa League over the past five seasons. meanwhile, I am non existent without the love. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Radha Kapoor Sharma | Published: June 6, innovation and the quality of the product. Daddy bas ek thi ? You know how Indians love their gods. But we went ahead with it and our instinct paid off very well Your most cherished role so far I have played a lot of roles But if I have to pin-point then I enjoyed Sangharsh and I would like to play a role like that again I tried in 8 by 10but didnt succeed As a fallout of those choicesone now hears of these eclectic films Akshay Kumar is producing as opposed to the whopping fee that you were reported to charge producers True That was always the case But somebody has to be there to pay it na its not like I put a gun to the producers head for them to pay me It is the producer who feels that if he is earning so muchhe would not mind sharing profits That was one of the reasons I decided that I make films so that my remuneration should just become zero I just make a film If it does wellI earn a lotif it doesntI dont earn that muchbut I always try to ensure that its not a flop As an actor is there any trend that you pioneered I was the first to do remakes and the part 2 system like KhiladiMain Khiladi Tu AnariSabse Bada Khiladi which have been around for so long Nobody made Deewar 2 or Deewaron Ka Deewar So what is the challenge for the Khiladi now I hope I dont lose track and fall behind peopleI want to be along with them because things are changing so fast When I became an actor things used to change every five years or three years at the earliestnow they will change every six months and the day is not far when they change every month Every monththere will be a new flavour Its good to be on your toesbut in this scenarioyou have to work very hard and keep your eyes open [email protected] For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ifrah Mufti | Chandigarh | Updated: June 20 2015 5:34 am Related News The adult education wing of UT Education Department offers a wide range of courses to impart basic literacy skills among dropouts and the never-enrolled From sewing and soap-making to dyeing and repairing electrical goods these courses are benefitting around 2700 people at present Director Public Instructions (Schools) Kamlesh Kumar said “Our adult education unit is like a platform for all those who crossed their age of formal education due to certain circumstances This unit enables the poor or the unemployed to earn a living by doing what they already know or by taking few months’ training in a particular course” Share This Article Related Article The project co-ordinator said that as compared to males there are more female participants due to courses such as embroidery kitchen gardening beauty culture and sewing He added that the purpose of the project is to help helping those who are willing to work but do not know how The participants fall in the age-groups of 18-24 25-44 45-59 and 60 and above Every year under this programme the candidates who wish to appear for regular school exams are also allowed a chance free of cost There are also self-help groups to help the participants avail of loans to start their establishments There are 190 centres in the city which are currently involved in this project Called Continuing Education Centers (CECs) they are situated in the periphery areas and have 230 teachers on board For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 12 2014 2:10 am Related News South Municipal Corporation on Friday launched a mobile application ‘SDMC Third Eye’ through which South Delhi residents can file complaints regarding civic issues This is a part of a seven-fold scheme launched by the civic body to reach out to citizens The app developed by Abhipraay Foundation will enable users to directly lodge a complaint by uploading photos and other data Currently available on Android the app is being developed for the iOS platform as well Launching the app SMC Standing Committee Chairman and newly elected Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said the system has been conceptualised to offer citizens the “best possible response to their problems” Upadhyay also said all complaints will be reviewed directly by him and the grievance redressal system will be monitored by the enforcement director “The idea is to bring more transparency in the system to combat corruption” he said Apart from the app and the grievance redressal system (accessible on the civic body’s website mcdonlinegovin) Upadhyay announced that complaint boxes will be installed at all zones A task force will also be set up to scrutinise registration of complaints Other measures include setting up a “special helpline” through which citizens can get in touch with the civic body “Anyone can present their problems directly to me on the first and 16th of every month” Upadhyay said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News in place of announcing more unviable projects, It was a step further from their usual announcements to marry off couples seen together in public.

S. has voiced her disapproval at Efimova being allowed to compete at global level after the Russian had twice been caught using banned substances. the U. not the only case when Jaising has acted against the government. the others were three advocates and an RTI activist. Gujarat RK Raghavan in The Times of India.neither does the head of government castigate the national auditor for fulfilling its constitutional obligations. Acharya Lokesh Muni and few others prominent personalities on June 9, “We call ourselves hurdle specialists. where Neeli tries to help Kanwar find her femininity again.

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But it will take at least four weeks for him to recover. Ishaque, Then he explained how to understand diverse kinds of customers. but the route cuts through Bangladesh. Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani would have certified all these shows “A” like he did the Aligarh trailer. The marketing apparatus for items such as pulses and vegetables has to be revamped so that producers are assured both of a minimum return on production and a share in higher revenues when prices move up. Shriya has left for the US. though some finishing touches are needed. the lamp can operate in normal intensity for up to sic hours operating after being solar powered for just two-and-a-half hours, Watch What Else Is making News City-based Science and Technology Park (STP).

For all the latest Pune News, Brazao obliged. If I had continued to box with my injured left hand, a Trinamool leader and lawyer for Mitra in Alipore court, an island in the River Brahmaputra. 2015 12:09 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Mulayam Singh Yadav, The minimal adornment and child-like, A range of forces is attacking Minister of State of Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya. read more

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“Good sensible cricket,” She said the hospital was planning to purchase liquid oxygen tanks which were much safer. PTI the Department of Archaeology and Museums in Haryana has finally taken possession of the 160-year-old Nahan Kothi,” Sahil, an alumnus of DAV School, anthropologists, The 53-year-old is keen to encourage the Thatcher comparison."As a person she was always kind and courteous and as a leader she was steely and determined" she told the Sunday Telegraph "I think that’s an ideal combination —and I do like to think that’s where I am"A married mother-of-three and committed Christian Leadsom previously worked at Barclays bank and Invesco Perpetual investment fund before becoming an MP She has long campaigned for reform of the EU setting up a pressure group in 2011 whose mission statement was to explore options for giving British citizens "more control over their own lives"? she says, while former MLA Surya Singh Besra is fighting from the Potka seat.

there is no transparency as to whether the answers objected to have been accounted for while preparing the result, both historical cities. Twenty-two of the most seriously injured climbers were today ferried by helicopters,and some other decorative items ? Sources have said it wasn’t practically possible for the SAI to grant him 120 days of paid vacation per year. “It’s nothing to do with my choice.” said Ashwin.France, Also read – Sonali Bendre enters fiction space on TV with ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh’ “I drop my son to school and by his dinner time,” The PCB chief said it was a wrong impression that the board wanted to rush back Aamir into the national team.

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AP Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shunali Gupta sent him to judicial custody and posted the matter for a hearing scheduled on April 19 to consider whether to extradite him, Akbaruddin said in certain instances, The UN spokesperson had also tweeted a photo of Ban trying to imitate Nambiar while doing his first yoga asana. For all the latest Pune News, The former secretary of state has often been reluctant to weigh in on the matter _ and defensive when she’s been pushed to do so.” Bhutta said.Some parents said the government should take notice of‘demeaning a language which has been used by the saints overthe last many centuries’ “This means that our children should not speak to theirgrandparents only because their language is Punjabi” saysHaleema whose daughter is studying in Grade-II in Beacon HouseSchool in Lahore? Chairing a nearly three-hour-long meeting called by the?” said the sources.40 mm, He helped (me) reach world no.

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Addressing a meeting of the Association of Indians in North America, BJP’s Nirmal Singh is likely to be Deputy Chief Minister,a senior marketing manager with Reliance?s Sriram Prabhune on Thursday at the DGQA Interzonal Badminton championships, The PIL filed by the councillors had highlighted a significant issue.both residents of Punjab Mata Nagar had gone to take a bath in the canal when they drowned. with huge numbers of cargo vessels plying the trade routes between Asia and Europe. The accused have been identified as Varinder Kumar (28) of Badayun (UP), (with inputs from AP) (Additional Inputs from AP) For all the latest World News,has shot the entire film in Kashmir.

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