Questlove Converses On Creativity

first_imgQuestlove will host a conversation with Jerry Seinfeld at Guild Hall on Sunday, July 29, in “Midsummer Night Conversations on Creativity.”Questlove, the musical director for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where his group The Roots serves as house band, will host conversations on creativity with special guests this summer. Each conversation will discuss his guests’ creative process, their next challenges, and the intersection of art and commerce in their lives.Although Sunday’s convo with Seinfeld is sold out, tickets are still available for the Sunday, August 12, conversation with a surprise guest.Tickets range from $30 to $85. The $80 to $85 ticket level includes a post-show VIP reception in the garden.Visit Sharelast_img read more

Railroad first for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

first_imgThe decision to appoint the Class 1 freight railroad comes just six months after the port handled one of the biggest single cargoes in the port’s 40-year history. A 388-tonne electrical transformer arrived on the Beluga Recognition fromCordoba, Spain, and was transloaded at the port onto the largest railcar ever to enter the facility. The transformer was loaded on the 20-axle railcar for its trip to Ottawa, Illinois, for installation at the Exelon Corp’s LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station.At the end of December, the Port of Indiana handled its largest-ever shipment of project cargo. Local business, community and Great Lakes officials joined port management for a special celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of Indiana’s first port at which port director Peter Laman announced that the port was handling by far its largest-ever project cargo shipment.The shipment of 134 complete turbine units was carried by 11 ships from Canada Steamship Lines and Flinter Shipping from various locations around the Great Lakes. The shipment was co-ordinated by Vectora Transportationto the final destination in Bloomington, Illinois.last_img read more

Heavy cargo exports fall at Port of Hamburg

first_imgClaudia Roller, ceo of Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM), said: “We are delighted that in 2011 the Port of Hamburg proved able to achieve above-average growth both in totalthroughput and in container traffic.” Whilst the port’s marketing team says Hamburg can look back on thoroughly satisfactory results for the year on both imports and exports, statistics on conventional cargoes, which also cover ro-ro cargoes, were down at 2.5 million tons (minus 3.8 percent) in 2011 with the export of heavy cargoes, plant and machinery weighing in at 543,000 tons (minus 8 percent).www.portofhamburg.comlast_img read more

Student Loans Company suspends misleading recovery letters

first_imgThe Student Loans Company has suspended the use of letters headed with the name of a debt recovery firm that turned out to be its own trading name.In echoes of the Wonga ‘fake law firms’ scandal, about 300,000 graduates are believed to have been sent letters branded Smith Lawson, giving the impression it was a separate company.The letters, apparently from an agency called ‘Smith Lawson & Company Recovery Services’ had been in circulation since 2005 and some included phrases such as ‘we are instructed by our client’.It has since emerged that the Student Loans Company (SLC) was subject to an Office of Fair Trading investigation in March which ordered a review of the correspondence.It is the latest case to emerge involving a company sending misleading debt recovery letters, following last week’s news that payday lender Wonga had created two fake firms to issue legal threats to borrowers.SLC has said it has suspended all use of Smith Lawson branded letters and developed new letters which removed reference to the company as a ‘client’. The new letters increased the font size of a footer saying ‘Smith Lawson & Company is a trading name of the Student Loans Company Limited’.In a statement, SLC said: ‘The Student Loans Company has a duty to collect every pound that is owed, for the taxpayer.‘The Smith Lawson collection process has been used since 2005 to support collection activities and was mainly used after the initial in-house collections process had been exhausted for customers who had persistently defaulted on their loan repayments and were in arrears for a minimum of three months.’Meanwhile, the City of London Police will assess whether a criminal investigation into Wonga’s actions should take place.In a statement, the police force said: ‘In March 2013, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) met with the City of London Police to consider their (OFT’s) investigation into Wonga and whether it should be referred to the National Policing Lead for Fraud.‘Now that the regulator’s investigation has concluded, and a compensation agreement has been reached with Wonga, police will reassess whether a criminal investigation is now appropriate.’The Law Society and several MPs have called for a criminal investigation into Wonga, which will pay £2.6m to around 45,000 customers affected by the letters.last_img read more

Labour party should appoint a GC, Chakrabarti says

first_imgThe Labour party should appoint a general counsel, former in-house lawyer Shami Chakrabarti has said following her two-month inquiry into racism in the party.Chakrabarti, who stepped down as director of civil rights advocacy organisation Liberty earlier this year, says in her report: ‘As with other major British political parties, there is a lack of clarity and confidence in current disciplinary procedures from all sides of the party, including on the part of those who have complained and been complained against.‘Whilst my remit is racism, I believe that the recommendations that I make here are of wider applicability to all aspects of discipline and to the relationship between the membership, elected and staff structures of the party apparatus.’Recommending the party appoint a GC, Chakrabarti says the general secretary’s role is under-supported, ‘not least for the lack of a single in-house lawyer, notwithstanding his responsibilities for electoral law, data protection and aspects of the disciplinary process of which I am writing now’.Chakrabarti, a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers in London, welcomed the fact that many Labour-leaning lawyers in private practice had offered their services on a range of complex issues either pro bono or for a fee over the years.‘However, testimony to my inquiry reveals the sheer inadequacy of the in-house resources in an organisation understandably primarily equipped for political campaigning rather than due process, whether at regional or national level,’ she said.Chakrabarti said internal legal expertise was needed, not least to give urgent advice, achieve consistency and take responsibility for instructing a range of external lawyers where appropriate.She also recommended a panel of volunteer lawyers be set up to assist the party’s national constitutional committee in its functions, and provide a review on procedural and proportionality grounds in cases of suspension or expulsion from the party.Chakrabarti, who was called to the bar in 1994, worked as a lawyer in the Home Office from 1996 to 2001.last_img read more

Dumfries and Galloway Council is launching a new Digital Book Group Collection.

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInBuilding on the success of the current Book Group Collection this new service uses the Borrowbox app to host a specific digital collection of eBooks.  A launch event for existing book groups, anyone interested starting a Book Group or in joining an online book group will be held on Wednesday 22 March, 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Ewart Library, Dumfries. “It is great that the success of the Book Group Collection can be built upon to embrace new technology and improve ease of access.  Where we can, we meet the requests of service users, and this is a great example of us taking into account feedback of users and making a positive change based on this feedback.” The new digital service will enable book groups to reserve a set of eBooks and each member to download the same title direct to their own iPad, tablet or PC. Currently, over 40 community groups use the existing Book Group Collection of paperback books.  Several groups request large print or audio copies to be added to their book sets.  Some of the service users of our eBooks have expressed an interest in an online Book Group. Our Council is keen to improve accessibility and opportunity and the digital collection allows members to change the font, text size and page colour to suit their individual needs from home. It takes place on Wednesday 22 March, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Ewart Library, Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 3AQ with coffee and cake provided. The launch event is open to everyone, not just those currently in book group and will include a demonstration of the new Digital Book Group Collection service as well as other eBook, eMagazines and eAudio services. Councillor Tom McAughtrie, Chairman of the Council’s Communities Committee commented;last_img read more

CHS and PSS students top 2017 CSEC

first_imgEducationLocalNewsSecondary CHS and PSS students top 2017 CSEC by: – August 21, 2017 1447 Views   3 comments Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Petter Saint Jean Minister for Education and Human Resource DevelopmentD’Jana Wyllis of the Convent High School and Darnisha Langlais of the Portsmouth Secondary School are the top students of this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations having each received ten ones. Annie Fu Jiang and Ke-sean Peter of the St John’s Academy each received nine ones and two twos while Omondi McIntyre of the Saint Mary’s Academy rounded off the top five with nine ones and one two.Petter Saint Jean Minister for Education and Human Resource Development congratulated the top students who obtained six or more grade ones in a ceremony on Monday August 21 2017 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium conference room. “We are indeed proud of your hard work and we commend you for your commitment to task that has resulted in your academic triumph. We celebrate with all our successful students, their teachers and indeed their parents; this we hope is only the beginning of your academic professional success,” he said. This year, an overall pass rate of 78.4% was recorded. Dominica’s pass rate is almost twelve percentage points above the regional average of 66.88%.This is an indication that our schools continue working to equip students with the ability to master their individual subject areas and they do well in exams, Saint Jean added. “It is a responsibility that we take seriously because we want to empower our citizens with marketable skills obtained at this level that they can use as a foundation for successful areas,” he stated. Government’s investment in education, Saint Jean said are indeed sure results. This year, thirty-five students from six secondary schools on the island obtained six or more grade ones, two schools, the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and the Wesley High School showed significant improvement in their performances. Saint in congratulating the improved schools for the “whole school effort” adopted over the past year said this is what led to improved performance figures.“It is important to acknowledge these gains at our schools because while we direct and implement policy at the Ministry level, we are heavily dependent on our partners at the schools who directly impact student achievement,” he stated. Top Performers are as follows:Convent High SchoolD’Jana R. Wyllis 10 0nesSelana J.K. Pacquette 8 Ones 2 TwosTarrie R.C. Anselm 8 Ones 1 twoNiea M. Liverpool 8 Ones 1 TwoAdrieller R. Yankey 8 Ones 1 TwoKasinda D. Fritz 7 Ones 1 Two 1 ThreeDhalia J. Matthew 6 Ones 3 Twos 1 ThreeSandrin R. Elizee 6 Ones 2 Twos 1 ThreeBrittney L.C Blanchard 6 Ones 2 TwosDarcie D. Simeon 6 Ones 2 TwosJai K.G Bully 6 Ones 1 Two 1 ThreeSheba M.A Hector 6 Ones 1 Two 1 ThreeDominica Grammar SchoolCaleb J Toussaint 8 Ones 1 Two 1 threeFidelle Moreau 7 Ones 2 TwosPortsmouth Secondary SchoolDarnisha Isela Langlais 10 OnesJesima Laura Carrette 8 Ones 1 TwoShaihda Francois 7 Ones 2 Twos 1 ThreeAnjanie George 6 Ones 1 Two 1 ThreeSt Mary’s AcademyOmondi O. Mc Intrye 9 Ones 1 TwoDelmond R. Wyllis 8 Ones 5 TwosKervn D.K Scotland 7 Ones 4 TwosJustin C. Riviere 7 Ones 3 TwosNathan D.N Williams 6 Ones 6 TwosKieron Y. Clunes 6 Ones 4 Twos Northeast Comprehensive SchoolKimandra A. John Baptiste 8 Ones 2 Twos 1 ThreeShearl Angelica E. James 6 Ones 4 TwosNaomi Chrystelle P. Scotland 6 Ones 2 Twos 3 ThreesIsiah Thomas Secondary School Alyssa Aretha Charles 8 Ones 1 TwoSunzahra S. Liburd Banks 6 Ones 4 Twos Pierre Charles Secondary SchoolMikaeel Carbon 6 Ones 2 Twos 1 ThreeCastle Bruce Secondary SchoolRenne’ Trey Lawrence 6 Ones 4 TwosDavan Jason J. Lawrence 6 Ones 3 Twos 1 ThreeOrion Academy INC Louis Robinson Riviere 6 Ones 4 Twos 1 ThreeSt John’s Academy Annie Fu Jiang 9 Ones 2 twosKe-sean Jamal M. Peter 9 Ones 2 Twos Share Sharelast_img read more

Cuba seals World Cup crown

first_imgIn the day’s second match, Sydney Olympic champion Yugoslavia rolled over South Korea in straight sets 25-16, 25-18, 25-16 behind 15 points from Ivan Miljkovic and 12 more from Goran Vujevic.After losing to Brazil the night before, Yugoslavia rebounded on the final day of the tourney to ensure the European champion third place.In the final match of the day, defending champion Brazil conquered Japan before 10,100 fans by overpowering the host 25-21, 25-19, 25-19. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Leonel Marshall hammered home 18 points and Angel Dennis scored 16 Sunday as Cuba closed out its championship campaign in the men’s World Grand Champions Cup volleyball competition with a straight-sets win over Argentina.Marshall and Dennis led Cuba 25-18, 25-17, 26-24 over the winless wild-card entry from South America at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium for a fifth-straight win to claim its first major international title since taking the World Cup crown in 1989.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Targeted 22: Knott, Lashley keep climbing up

first_imgThe spring camp circuit is in full swing, and Mississippi’s top recruits have flocked to different skills combines across the southeast to showcase their talents in hopes of earning more offers.Germantown’s Nigel Knott and West Point’s Scott Lashley continue to climb in the Targeted 22 in April.The Targeted 22 is a list of Mississippi’s top football prospects and will be updated monthly. Moves in the rankings are determined by on-the-field production, the activity surrounding a prospect’s recruitment (new offers, commitments, etc.), upside, performances at camps and combines and more.This list will continue until Signing Day 2016.1. D.K. Metcalf, wide receiver, Oxford: The state’s top-ranked prospect is having a productive month. Metcalf, an Ole Miss commit, picked up an offer from Alabama, qualified for The Opening and was named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.2. Nigel Knott, cornerback, Germantown (Previously: 3): Knott continues to climb in the rankings after an impressive outing at The Opening’s New Orleans regional event, earning camp MVP honors and a trip to Nike’s national event in July after recording the highest vertical jump (44.7 inches) and SPARQ rating (125.49).Nigel Knott’s recruitment flooded with offers this spring3. Jeffrey Simmons, defensive end, Noxubee County (2): The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder participated in The Opening’s Dallas regional, where he showcased his ability as an elite edge rusher. Simmons recently garnered an offer from Louisville and visited Alabama and Mississippi State.4. Scott Lashley, offensive tackle, West Point (5): You’d be hard pressed to find a hotter prospect than this 6-6, 300-pound offensive tackle. Since Feb. 12, Lashley has picked up 18 offers, most recently from Arkansas and Memphis on Wednesday.It’s April and Scott Lashley already has his pick of the SEC5. A.J. Brown, wide receiver, Starkville: Another Mississippi receiver invited to The Opening in Oregon, Brown picked up recent offers from Texas, Tennessee and USC.6. Benito Jones, defensive tackle, Wayne County (4): Jones, a 6-2, 260-pound Ole Miss commit, spent time in Oxford this spring.7. Octavious Cooley, tight end, Laurel: Cooley’s committed to Ole Miss but other suitors aren’t backing away any time soon.8. Damion Dickens, defensive end, Holmes County: Dickens, one of the nation’s top weak-side defensive ends, is projected to land at Mississippi State.9. Nero Nelson, athlete, Simmons: The speedster is showcasing his playmaking ability this spring with the Mississippi Grind 7-on-7 team. Ole Miss and Mississippi State appear to be going head-to-head for the three-star athlete.10. Jordan Duncan, wide receiver, Oak Grove: The 6-2, 190-pound receiver is still seeing new offers come in. Cal and Tennessee are in the mix and could extend offers soon.11. Quincy Lenton, safety, Meridian: A three-star prospect, Lenton continues to be pursued by SEC defensive backfields. The 6-foot, 190-pounder is still seeing a lot of activity with his recruitment, picking up offers from Auburn and Georgia this spring.12. Jeriko Morris, athlete, Crystal Springs: Morris has been pegged as a Mississippi State lean despite not planning to commit until after his senior season.13. Raekwon Davis, defensive end, Meridian: Despite his commitment to Alabama, some say Davis will end up flipping and staying home at Mississippi State or Ole Miss.14. Kobe Jones, defensive tackle, Starkville: Jones, who picked up offers from Mississippi State and Ole Miss this year, is also drawing interest from Alabama. The defensive tackle visited Tuscaloosa this month.15. Javious Bardney, offensive guard, Callaway: Alabama extended Bardney an offer recently and wants to see the 6-4, 265-pound guard at camp this summer.16. Keon Howard, quarterback, Laurel: A dual-threat quarterback at Laurel, some coaches see the three-star prospect transitioning his role at the next level depending upon where he goes. Howard holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Louisville.17. Greg Eiland, offensive tackle, Philadelphia (18): The three-star prospect has been busy on the baseball diamond this spring and also picked up an offer from Southern Miss.18. Zaire Jones, safety, Meridian (19): Jones is a hard commit for Mississippi State and recently picked up offers from Indiana and Missouri.19. Eli Johnson, offensive guard, Lafayette (21): Johnson will enroll at Ole Miss early but that hasn’t stopped programs from trying to get in with the extremely versatile offensive lineman.20. Lamarques Thomas, safety, Clinton: Thomas was named the defensive back MVP at Rivals’ Dallas camp and ran a 4.7 40-yard dash at The Opening’s New Orleans regional. He recently visited Georgia and holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Louisville.21. Daniel Crowell, wide receiver, Meridian (22): Crowell, an Ole Miss commit, is starting to emerge as a top recruiter for the Rebels in 2016.22. Drelan Porter, defensive end, South Panola (NR): One of the state’s best pass rushers, Porter holds offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State.Contact Courtney Cronin at (601) 961-7091 or Follow @CourtneyRCronin on Twitter.last_img read more

SEC Media Days | Schedule, TV info

first_imgKentucky coach Mark Stoops will take podium in Hoover on Wednesday.Kentucky coach Mark Stoops will take podium in Hoover on Wednesday.HOOVER, Ala. — The unofficial start of college football season is upon us.SEC football media days gets started Monday at the usual location in Hoover, Ala., with Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt set to kick off the four-day event.ESPN will be offering live coverage of SEC media days in various platforms, with the SEC Network and WatchESPN app broadcasting throughout the event from the main ballroom. ESPNU will also be checking in for a few hours each afternoon, beginning around 3 p.m. Monday, noon on Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday.The Courier-Journal will also be on hand for coverage throughout the four days.Petrino prepping for new Auburn QBHere’s a full schedule of teams and players scheduled to represent them (all times Eastern):MONDAY12:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.SEC commissioner Greg SankeyAUBURN: Gus Malzahn, QB Jeremy Johnson, DB Jonathan Jones, LB Kris Frost3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.FLORIDA: Jim McElwain, DL Jonathan Bullard, WR Brandon Powell, DB Vernon Hargreaves IIIVANDERBILT: Derek Mason, RB Ralph Webb, LB Nigel Bowden, OL Spencer PulleyTUESDAY9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.SEC coordinator of officials Steve ShawSOUTH CAROLINA: Steve Spurrier, WR Pharoh Cooper, LB Skai Moore, K Elliott FryTEXAS A&M: Kevin Sumlin, OL Germain Ifedi, OL Mike Matthews, DL Julien Obioha2 to 5 p.m.MISSISSIPPI STATE: Dan Mullen, QB Dak Prescott, DL Ryan Brown, DB Taveze CalhounTENNESSEE: Butch Jones, QB Josh Dobbs, LB Curt Maggitt, DB Cam SuttonCan UK football get to six wins in 2015?WEDNESDAY10 a.m. to 1 p.m. KENTUCKY: Mark Stoops, OL Jordan Swindle, DL Melvin Lewis, DB A.J. Stamps ALABAMA: Nick Saban, RB Kenyan Drake, OL Ryan Kelly, LB Reggie Ragland2 to 5 p.m.ARKANSAS: Bret Bielema, QB Brandon Allen, RB Jonathan Williams, WR Keon HatcherMISSOURI: Gary Pinkel, QB Maty Mauk, OL Evan Boehm, DB Kenya DennisTHURSDAY10 am to 2:30 p.m.GEORGIA: Mark Richt, WR Malcolm Mitchell, OL John Theus, LB Jordan JenkinsOLE MISS: Hugh Freeze, TE Evan Engram, LB C.J. Johnson, DB Mike HiltonLSU: Les Miles, RB Leonard Fournette, OL Vadal Alexander, LB Kendell Beckwithlast_img read more

Kiwi duo still believe Hunters can be NRL feeder club

first_imgRugby League By KEVIN TEME The 12-6 half time lead by the SP Hunters in the pre season trial match against the NRL giants Brisbane Broncos is an indication for Papua New Guinea to have a team to in the NRL. Despite the 14-point defeat, the Broncos came from behind in the second half to beat the Hunters 26-12 with some Broncos international players still believing that the Hunters can be a good feeder club for a NRL team. “If Hunters can perform at that level by winning the Queensland Intrust Cup competition last year, they have definitely proven to the NRL that they deserve a team and they can perform at a high level,” said Broncos winger Jordan Kahu. He was speaking at barbeque breakfast hosted by the New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby to welcome its players from New Zealand playing for the Brisbane Broncos. Kahu said he is amazed by the massive support from the people in Papua New Guinea when it comes to rugby league and the enormous support they give. “This will be my second time coming to PNG, the first was with Wynnum Manly Seagulls but we didn’t get that much support like that of Broncos. Broncos certainly have a fan-base here. It’s something I will never forget in life of how friendly people are here in PNG,” Kahu said. The Broncos winger said Hunters have proven themselves to the NRL that they truly deserve a team there. “They can perform at a high level and they have done that for a long time. They have been in the Queensland Cup for a long time and my credit to them. They should be rewarded,” the Kiwi international said. Kahu’s Broncos teammate Jamayne Isaaco is also keen to see PNG have a team in the NRL or Hunters can be a feeder club to an NRL team. “It is definitely easy. David Mead was in our team (Broncos) last year and had a lot of PNG influence through the NRL competition. Basically, Hunters can be a feeder club and I guess it’s just a matter of time,” Isaaco said. “Yeah, absolutely I would recommend PNG to come into a NRL club purely based on the massive supporters of rugby league they have here in PNG. “We’ve only been to Port Moresby and I am sure it’s only one per cent of what the whole of PNG have so for PNG to come into a NRL team, it would certainly be easy because of the support they have.”last_img read more

Fire chief hire, LUB board appointment & cutting codes officer salary among La Follette topics

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The June City of La Follette Council Meeting is Tuesday at 5:30 pm at city hall.  WLAF has the live telecast by clicking on the video player to the right.   Ordinance 2020-02, approval of the 2020-2021 budget first reading leads the list of items on the agenda.Administration items include the appointment of a La Follette Utility Board Member, approval of the audit contract audit year ending June 30, 2020, and approval of the Cares Act Federal Economic Development Administration Grant for La Follette Utilities-Infrastructure Caryville back feed station 80/20 match.A vote will be taken on the codes enforcement officers salary.  Approval of reducing Daniel Foster’s salary by $3,000 due to the hiring of a part-time building inspector is on the agenda.The last item on the agenda is the appointment of a fire chief to replace Charles Eldridge who retired in January.Tuesday’s meeting will adjourn in session and set the next meeting date for Thursday, June 25.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/01/2020-6AM) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Greater Muskegon area high school receiver leader board

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Ovechkin Nets Winner as Caps Grind Out OT Victory

first_img“Every night is a grind.”That was what Caps Coach Adam Oates had to say after his team rallied in the third period before winning in overtime on Alexander Ovechkin’s 14th goal of the season, 4-3, over the Columbus Blue Jackets.As usual, the Washington bench boss is spot on.Playing their fifth game in eight nights the Capitals had an up and down performance but grinded to get a much needed two points to push their record to 10-8-1. It wasn’t pretty as several players, including the Gr8 himself, struggled for much of the game. Mike Green and Marcus Johansson also had a rough go, but both found a way to make a play late in the contest that helped their team win. Green’s work on the boards with under two minutes left in regulation allowed Washington to tie the game on Mikhail Grabovski’s sixth goal of the season and MJ90 finally got his legs going and flew past a Columbus defender to set Ovechkin up for the OT winner.It was a much needed victory after two defeats out West in two nights that included a lot of travel.The travel played a role in this contest, the Caps played a solid first period carrying the scoring chance opportunities, but they couldn’t finish and as a result the first stanza ended, 0-0. As the game wore on, some players looked to be feeling the effects of the frequent flyer miles, however, one unit continued to carry the play: the third line of Grabovski, Jason Chimera, and Joel Ward. Those guys used their speed and gave the Blue Jackets fits all night. Oates was once again impressed with the unit, half jokingly calling them “the first line” in his post game presser. He also pointed out that he saw good chemistry between Ward and Chimera last spring and it has continued in the first quarter of this season.As good as the third line was, there was no better player on the ice on Tuesday night than John Carlson. Hopefully someone from Team USA saw this one because #74 was flat out dominant against Columbus. He was winning every puck battle in every zone, he scored a big goal after a great feed from Martin Erat and he had the second assist on the game winner. Carlson logged 24:32 of ice time that was only bested by his d-partner Karl Alzner at 24:55. Oates praised Carlson’s game saying he’s been playing great hockey lately along with Alzner and reminded everyone that the duo is the first unit on the ice on every penalty kill.Alzner, who rightfully gave himself credit for allowing Carlson to play more aggressive given his defensive style, said that Carlson getting his first goal 10 days ago against Florida allowed #74 to get his confidence going. King Karl pointed out that “Carlson can win games for us” and that he was a “huge, huge factor” in the victory. Carlson now has four goals in his last six games.Braden Holtby earned the victory in this one stopping 24 of 27 pucks thrown his way. He can’t be faulted on any of the three goals. Two were one on one situations and the other was a deflection in front where #70 didn’t have much of a chance to see the biscuit. Holtby also took a skate to the top of his head after that goal and said he had to “shake the cobwebs out” afterwards. Braden is only 24 years old, but it is evident he is becoming a team leader, much like Olie Kolzig did when he was the Washington goalie. Following the game, Alzner pointed out that the bench was mad after Columbus took the lead and that allowed them to respond and come back. Holtby partially agreed with the “mental toughness” aspect of that, but also was quick to note that it took a couple of shifts before things turned around as Columbus had a three on one break right after the goal and had they scored there, this one would have been a loss. Holtby certainly isn’t afraid to hold his teammates accountable, and that is the mark of a leader. This team needs that given its tendency to forget about their own zone, at times.Oates was clearly happy to get two points on this night, but he wasn’t thrilled about some of the mistakes his club made, particularly the third Columbus goal. Many will point to Green missing the puck as it took a Washington Wizards hop over his stick allowing Cam Atkinson to get a breakaway tally, however, the Hall of Fame coach was upset with the team’s decision making in the offensive zone. Nate Schmidt pinched down to take a shot and he didn’t hit the net, which was compounded by some of Washington’s forwards not being in position to help cover for #88. Oates said his team broke “one of their rules” in that situation. You can bet that will be addressed on Wednesday.The coach also likely isn’t pleased with his power play, which went 0 for 3 and allowed a short handed goal. Luckily, though, the penalty was a perfect 3 for 3 and scored too.The PK excellence is what you need to do to get two points when your big guns aren’t clicking for much of the night.You have to find a way to grind it out, and that’s what the Caps did on Tuesday to get the victory.Notes: The Caps outshot Columbus 34-27 and the attempts were 57-55 overall for the game…the Caps were crushed on face-offs, 36-22, but Michael Latta went 3 for 3 centering a fourth line that played just over five minutes but performed extremely well when they had their numbers called…Alzner discussed defensive zone positioning with me afterwards and noted that part of the issue with goals being scored on passes from behind their net was that he and Carlson were still learning when Johansson is going to chase or stay back. On Tuesday night, you could see that the trio was doing a better job of communicating and executing. Columbus didn’t sneak into any gaps for quick shots on passes from behind the net. MJ90 didn’t play center at all last spring so it’s been awhile since 27 & 74 have had to play D while #90 is playing the pivot spot, which explains some of the recent issues…next up for the Caps are the Red Wings in Motown on Friday night…six of the eleven NHL games on Tuesday were decided in OT or the shootout which shows just how close the league is and why every night is “a grind.”last_img read more

Atlanta Esports Ventures partners with Respawn Products

first_imgAtlanta Esports Ventures‘ franchises will sit comfortably in its partnership with Respawn Products.The deal will see Overwatch League franchise Atlanta Reign and Call of Duty League franchise Atlanta FaZe use Respawn Product’s gaming chairs.Photo credit: Atlanta Esports VentureRELATED: Houston Outlaws outfits training space with Respawn Products dealAs well as the utilisation of Respawn Product’s chairs, the deal includes social media promotion and content product, involvement in the franchises’ home events, and other undisclosed activations.Alex Gonzalez, Sponsorships and Promotional Lead at Respawn Products, spoke to Esports Insider about the partnership: “Atlanta Esports Ventures has shown a strong dedication to the esports market as one of the few companies currently invested within the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League. This dedication and passion towards the esports scene make them a perfect partner for Respawn and we’re looking forward to seeing what both of their teams are able to accomplish at their upcoming homestands and throughout the 2020 season.”RELATED: Respawn Products partners with Epic Games for Fortnite chairsRespawn Products partnered with Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws earlier this week, kitting out the team’s training area with gaming chairs and desks.Atlanta Esports Ventures’ Call of Duty League franchise, Atlanta FaZe, is co-owned by North American organisation FaZe Clan. Esports Insider spoke with Paul Hamilton, President and CEO of Atlanta Esports Ventures, about the franchise in November.Esports Insider says: Without seeing the content and promotional material at the time of writing, this partnership seems fairly standard when compared to other gaming chair deals in esports. With that said, there will be a lot of eyes on both franchises in 2020 so this seems like a good move by Respawn Products.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Billy Joe Saunders desperate for chance to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, says trainer Ben Davison

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Football player touch female referee s breast! REAL vs FAKE GOLD TRAINER BEN DAVISON is desperate for Billy Joe Saunders to get his fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.The WBO super-middleweight champion is among the names being considered to face the Mexican next.Billy Joe Saunders is desperate to get his shot at Saul ‘Canelo’ AlvarezCredit: SunSport / PAThe star’s trainer is desperate for the fighter to get his shot at the MexicanCredit: Getty ImagesFellow Brit Callum Smith is another contender for the bout, which looks likely to be May 2 to coincide with Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo.Four-weight world champ Canelo has plenty of options, and Davison is hoping it’s his man who gets the nod.He told talkSPORT: “We’ve been training for a few weeks now and just waiting for a date now to programme the last of the training camp.“I really don’t know. I don’t know yet. Hopefully he gets the chance to test himself against Canelo but we will soon find out hopefully.” Saunders is willing to do anything he can to make the fight happen.He said previously: “I would go to Mexico, if they want, as long as they have got a fair square ring. Let’s see who the best is.“I fear no man. If they want to fight, I’m ready to fight.“I’m the WBO super-middleweight champion – he’s a three-weight world champion, not four like he keeps saying.”Brook added: “I wanted to be busy, I wanted to be out mid-February but the Canelo fight got mentioned and you have to have patience. If it happens it happens, if it doesn’t it doesn’t.“The problem is: I’ve been here before. I’ve been here twice with Gennady Golovkin, I’ve been here twice with Canelo. These big fights? I’ve been before and seen the carpet pulled [from under me].“So I’m not excited. The only time I get excited is when I put pen to paper.”Canelo Alvarez shows off his incredible body transformation in boxing workout 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGcenter_img Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Source: Boxing – read more

Record-breaking Klay Thompson: ‘I was due for a big night’

first_imgKlay Thompson said he knew Monday could be the night to “snap out of a slump” after he poured in an NBA-record 14 3-pointers in the Warriors’ 149-124 demolition of the Bulls.Thompson hadn’t been at his best in the Warriors’ first seven games, averaging just 15.1 points while shooting only 13.9 percent from 3-point range. Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry are ‘best shooters to ever walk the earth,’ Kevin Durant says Five crazy stats from Klay Thompson’s record-setting performance against Bulls The Warriors swingman returned to form in emphatic fashion at the United Center, breaking teammate Stephen Curry’s record for triples in a game and scoring 52 points in just more than 26 minutes on the floor.”I just knew I was due for a big night,” Thompson said. “I just knew it.” Related Newscenter_img He can keep the beard— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 30, 2018Asked about being in the zone, he said: “It’s the best feeling. Something I haven’t felt in the first six, seven games. To snap out of a slump with the record, I couldn’t ask for a better way to do it.”And I’m just going to continue this momentum on Wednesday (vs. the Pelicans), and it’s one of the best feelings in basketball when you touch the ball and feel like it’s going in every time.”The Warriors were just one 3-pointer short of the NBA record, but set a franchise best of 24. Thompson said his teammates should get credit for his historic exploits. “I really believe, I don’t know if I would have been able to break the records I have got in my past, just like tonight, without the system I play in or the team I’m with or the guys I play with,” Thompson said.”Because they knew even before I went out for the second half. Steph looked at the box score and said, ‘Go get it’. And that just shows you the unselfishness that is within him.”Same with KD [Kevin Durant] and Draymond [Green] and DJ [Damian Jones] and everyone else that was out there on the floor trying to find me and get me good looks.”last_img read more

Overtime…Top 10 pitchers

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—We swept the Mets…we swept the Mets…weeeeeee swept the Mets!!! That’s all you need to know.:09—This goes out to all the pretenders. All the people who say they care, that they want to make a difference. That they’re sick and tired of seeing our kids suffer and have nothing to do. Yeah, right! And trust me this isn’t personal. It’s about people who suggest one thing and do another. It sickens me to no end and it continues to show why our kids do suffer. And since I have “The Power of the Pen” here goes. And I hope to God the message gets delivered to the deserving ears. For all those who said they were coming to the Armon Gilliam “Memorial” Hard Work Basketball Camp at the Penn Hills YMCA this weekend and blew it off…you should be ashamed of yourselves. Now don’t get it twisted. I am not talking about those who said from the gate that they couldn’t come. I can respect that. But those of you that made the commitment and backed out, you’re surely suffering from a serious case of memory loss. You’re forgetting how many people sacrificed for you, or that you came to my camp for free when you were a kid, or that my organization honored you at some point or another, or that someone is spending time helping your child to better opportunities…Armon Gilliam Would Be Greatly Disappointed in You!!! Not to worry “Hammer,” me and the skeleton crew of 12 coaches took care of the 87 kids in grand fashion.last_img read more

Chimney fire alert

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON CFA has warned households in Melbourne’s south-east to keep their households “fire safe” during the cooler weather,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

PSG join Man United and Barca in race for Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld

first_imgPARIS SAINT-GERMAIN will fight Manchester United and Barcelona for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.The 29-year-old’s future is uncertain – talks have stalled about a new contract to extend his stay at White Hart Lane.4 Toby Alderweireld is wanted by Paris Saint-GermainCredit: Getty Images – GettyHis current deal has a one-year extension option, which is set be activated at the end of next season and would see him contracted to 2020.However, it also features a £25million release clause that could be activated in the summer of 2019, as long as a transfer was completed at least 14 days before the window shuts.Tottenham may have to listen to bids in the region of £40m for the defender at the end of this season, which has put some of Europe’s elite on red alert.United and Barcelona have been following Alderwiereld’s situation for months, but the moneybags French outfit could financially blow the pair out of the water, according to the Telegraph.RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar’s ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfie4 PSG boss Unai Emery is expected to be chopped this summer but his replacement could land Toby AlderweireldCredit: EPA4 Could Toby Alderweireld be on his way to Old Trafford?Credit: Getty – Contributor4 Mauricio Pochettino could allow Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose to leave this summerCredit: Getty Images – GettyPSG boss Unai Emery looks to be on borrowed time in the French capital after their Champions League exit to Real Madrid.And whoever takes over will have a huge transfer kitty to improve the squad to make another tilt at the Champions League next season.ZAH MAN Tottenham eyeing £40m swoop for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha this summerPSGfancy their chances of bagging Alderweireld as they have developed a good working relationship with Spurs over the last year with Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura moving to North London.Spurs chief Daniel Levy will hope to spark a bidding war for the defender who been struggling with a hamstring injury since the FA Cup win against Rochdale last month.Levy will only move on players at the request of manager Mauricio Pochettino, as was the case last summer with right-back Kyle Walker who joined Manchester City.United are also keen on Danny Rose who is expected to be allowed to leave in the summer.But it will be a huge ask for Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward to deliver the England left-back and Alderweireld in the same transfer window.How to win £1MILLION with Sun SixSUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million – just by correctly picking the results of six games.Here is how to get your mitts on the million:Make your picks – predict the scores from these six gamesEnter your details – quickly sign up to Sun Bets so we can contact youScore £1m – Watch the scores roll in and you can win £1mTop pundits IAN WRIGHT and DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM have made their picks for this week if you need a steer.And remember, you can claim a free £30 bet with Sun Bets when you sign up put a tenner on this weekend’s football here.Swansea 0-3 Tottenham: Christian Eriksen double sends Spurs into FA Cup semi-finalslast_img read more

Ruthless Nadal storms past Dzumhur

first_imgTop seed Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a bludgeoning 6-1 6-3 6-1 defeat of Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur on Friday.Melbourne’s heatwave had relented by the time the Nadal walked on Margaret Court Arena, but the Spaniard was on fire as he battered the 28th seed into submission.The sole blemish was a dropped service game early in the second set but it only briefly slowed his charge.Nadal finished the job in one hour 50 minutes to reach the last 16 here for the 11th time where he will face Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman.last_img read more

Pogba out of Liverpool clash, De Gea doubtful

first_imgManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool while goalkeeper David De Gea faces a scan and is a major injury doubt.Pogba has been battling an ankle problem and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the 26-year-old has suffered a setback in his recovery.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard. He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier.“He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks’ rest in a boot so hopefully he won’t be too long, but he won’t make this game, no.”De Gea was forced off in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday night and Solskjaer admits he is also likely to miss the Liverpool clash at Old Trafford.“I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things,” Solskjaer added.The PA news agency understands De Gea is set to undergo a scan on a suspected groin injury.United sit 12th and are 15 points adrift of fierce rivals and league leaders Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s showdown.Solskjaer was battling a lengthy injury list before the international break and De Gea’s issue further adds to those problems.But the Norwegian is hopeful Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial may be fit to play some role at Old Trafford.“I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen,” he added.“But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last the training this week and be available for selection. If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes I don’t know but let’s see where they’re at.”Midfielder Juan Mata believes United can kickstart their season with victory over their arch-rivals.Writing in his blog on the club’s website, Spaniard Mata said: “On Sunday we have a great chance to change the dynamic and we are all very motivated to take the win.“We are United, we are playing at home and we will give everything to be able to take the victory that our fans deserve in such a special game.”Mata said of De Gea’s injury: “The bad news from that game was that David wasn’t able to finish the match due to an injury problem after making some great saves. I hope that it won’t be anything major and he can be back with us soon.”last_img read more

Men’s, women’s volley pool members fight for SEA Games slots

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government “This is going to be a very crucial event as it serves as the basis of our coaches in choosing the 18 members of the team who would be sent to foreign training next month in Japan and probably in Korea,” said Peter Cayco during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at Golden Phoenix Hotel.Cayco, the acting president of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc., said national coaches Sammy Acaylar of the men’s squad and Francis Vicente of the women’s would delegate the chores to their assistant coaches during the exhibition matches for them to focus on the performances of their players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAmong the stars expected to suit up are Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes, Rachel Daquis, Kim Dy, Kim Fajardo, Jaja Santiago, Myla Pablo and Grethcel Soltones.“This is our way to present the team to the public. They are no longer carrying their university or club teams, they’re now representing our country,” said Cayco. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska towncenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ FEU and UST need a surprise Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Members of the men’s and women’s national volleyball pool fight for their slots to the final squads for the coming Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur—and they will do it via an exhibition match.The event is dubbed “Clash of Heroes” and it will be held on April 28 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View commentslast_img read more

Home2 Suites receives Grant to build vegetable gardens to fill a need for perishables

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Home2 Suites recognized that FSJ Woman’s Resource Society needed access to more non-perishable items and has received a grant to build vegetable gardens.For the past two years, Home2 Suites has been challenging businesses in the community with their ‘One Bag Challenge’ in which a business purchases a bag of non-perishable food to be donated to the FSJWRS and then nominates five more businesses or persons to do the same.During this time Nadya Mclean, Director of Operations of Home2 Suites noticed the lack of available fresh produce for the FSJWRS.  Recognizing there was an open parking lot on the property of the Home2 Suites facility, Mclean submitted the plans to Hilton for a grant through the ‘Travel with purpose Action Grant’ program.- Advertisement -Hilton accepted the plans and Mclean and staff are ready to put their garden in action, converting the space into vegetable gardens to grow fresh produce that is easy to grow and will have a shelf life can then be donated to the FSJWRS starting this Spring.In response to the received grant and plan of Home2 Suites, FSJWRS is excited as this is an opportunity for a lot of people assessing the centre who don’t often get fresh produce. It’s a great way to share with neighbours and a healthy way to increase food security.With the FSJWRS client base demand growing the staff are grateful for the amazing things Home2 Suites has done for them and helping with food security.Advertisementlast_img read more

Close watch over imports being urged

first_imgLeavitt, speaking at a news conference with the Port of Los Angeles as a backdrop, said most of the country’s imports are safe despite fears over the recall of unsafe toys, tires and pet food items in the past year. This year, the United States will import more than $2 trillion worth of foreign products. “Let’s not make any mistake, the recent dangers that have been found in imported products ? are warning signs,” Leavitt said. “They are warning signs that our present system is not keeping pace. They are warning signs that we have to continually adapt to the rapidly growing import level and also the changing global economy. “The American people have a reasonable expectation of safety in the food and products that they buy, and we can and must keep that trust.” Just before speaking with reporters, Leavitt hopped aboard a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of the neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where more than 40percent of the nation’s goods are processed. “The federal government cannot and should not attempt to physically inspect every product that enters the United States. That becomes evident when you see a port like this,” Leavitt said. “Doing so would bring international trade to a standstill, and it would distract the limited resources that we have. ? Instead, we have to be smarter about what we do.” Some of those “smarter” points include new technologies and better inter-agency collaboration, according to a report released Monday by a task force composed of a dozen federal agencies that oversee U.S. imports. Leavitt called for a single, integrated computer system that allows federal agencies to more easily monitor goods as they enter the United States, rather than the scattered computer systems currently in use. Leavitt also suggested that federal authorities focus on a three-pronged approach to import safety: prevention, intervention and response. Rather than focusing on products as they enter the United States, Leavitt suggested that authorities use technologies that allow them to monitor the “life cycle” of goods, from the time they are manufactured until they are delivered. “We want to change our strategy to be more like a video all the way across, so we see the entire process of building quality in,” Leavitt said. Although the early report stated that new programs and more federal employees would be needed to fulfill the recommendations, Leavitt said it is unclear where the funding would come from. A final list of short- and long-term recommendations for import safety will be released in November, Leavitt said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN PEDRO: Health and Human Services leader calls for changes, saying “present system” falls short. By Art Marroquin STAFF WRITER Amid widespread concern over the safety of imported goods, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said Tuesday that authorities need to better monitor the quality of goods coming into the United States. last_img read more

‘Players don’t even get the offside rule anymore!’ Charlie Adam on rule changes

first_imgStoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has praised the recently-implemented crackdown on the harassment of referees, but reveals players are often left baffled by the constant changes to the rules of play.The Scotland international even claims a lot of the players, including himself, no longer fully understand the offside rule.The Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association have announced in recent weeks that there will be a new zero-tolerance crackdown on the ‘intolerable’ treatment of referees, starting from this season.It means officials will be given more power to take a stricter approach to dissent, intimidation and physical contact from players or managers, and can issue red cards to any player who confronts them, swears at them or is aggressive towards them in any way.It’s a big step forward for English football after seeing events more commonly seen in other European leagues creep into the Premier League.Scotland international Adam has hailed the new rules, and admits he will have to curb his own sometimes hot-headed behaviour.When asked about the news on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Adam joked: “Well, that’s an extra three or four bookings for me a season!”He then continued: “No, but I think it’s important because I think there are certain clubs in the Premier League who have got away with having players running up to the referee for a number of years.“Now something is being done about that and I think it’s a good thing. Everybody is watching the Premier League worldwide and it doesn’t look good for the game.”But it’s not the only new rule to come in ahead of the new season, with revisions over the offside rule and other basic rules of the game giving fans, pundits and the players themselves a constant headache over the last few campaigns.And Adam admits the players, in particular, have a hard time keeping pace with how the game is progressing.“They’ve made that many changes it’s going to be mind-boggling,” the Potters star told talkSPORT.“The players don’t understand it.“I’m still not really sure about the offside rule. I’ve been playing the game for 15 years, and I still don’t really understand it.“The game is moving on so fast, they’re trying to change it and it’s only going to be better for the spectators and people watching on television.“But there’s that many rules now that they need to be clarified before the start of the season, the need to sit down with the players to explain them!”Listen to Charlie Adam’s interview on the Alan Brazil Sports breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

Bob Bradley rules out January sale of ‘vital’ Gylfi Sigurdsson

first_img Gylfi Sigurdsson has five goals and five assists in 15 Premier League games this season Bob Bradley has ruled out Swansea City selling Gylfi Sigurdsson in the January transfer window, saying the star midfielder is ‘a vital part’ of the Welsh club’s set-up.The Iceland playmaker is in his second spell with the Swans, and such is the 27-year-old’s imperious form, that Bradley accepts other clubs will be looking at him.Sigurdsson’s market value is likely to be £20million or more, but Bradley has underlined his importance ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash against West Brom at The Hawthorns.“Gylfi has been terrific for us,” Bradley said.“I am sure there are many clubs that are taking notice. But certainly from our standpoint, we consider him important as we move forward.“We are confident he is going to still be a part of our team as we get into the second half of the season and beyond.“For us to not only improve week to week, but have a little bit of a longer-term vision of how we can improve and how we can move ourselves forward, a player like Gylfi is a vital part of that vision.“I believe that he is going to be with us. All you have to do is look around football, and sometimes crazy things happen, but there is no sense getting too deep into that conversation right now.“On the inside of our football club, we are confident he is going to be part of our team moving forward. We all feel very good about what he is doing for us on the field.”Although the plan is for Sigurdsson to remain at the Liberty Stadium, Bradley is keen to add further midfielders to his squad – with Tottenham’s Tom Carroll one name mentioned.“You get different names out on the table, and then there are discussions about which ones fit the best and which ones have the greatest chance to happen,” Bradley added. “Transfer windows aren’t always easy to plan out every detail. Things change quickly.“The starting point is making sure we’ve got good names and we’ve done our research. A lot goes into it, and I think we are looking at some interesting possibilities, and now we keep our fingers crossed.“Tom is a player that everyone here knows. He is certainly a good footballer, and he is a player that has been discussed. Tom is tactically sharp and he is a good passer, which are qualities that a team can use.” 1last_img read more

Bale dropped from Real Madrid starting XI for Champions League clash with Ajax

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Bale was booed off in a recent defeat to Barcelona 2 Gareth Bale was on the bench for Real Madrid against Ajax 2 REVEALED ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY Real Madrid: Courois, Cavajal, Varane, Nacho, Reguilon, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Lucas Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.Ajax: Onana, Mazraoui, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico, Schone, De Jong, Van de Beek, Neres, Tadic, Ziyech. The forward had started the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash with Ajax but was benched by Santiago Solari.Here’s how both teams lined-up for that match at the Bernabeu: no dice REVEALED center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow getty His agent told talkSPORT on Tuesday that the 29-year-old was left ‘hurt’ by the ‘disgusting’ treatment he received from Real Madrid supporters.And, though Jonathan Barnett insisted Bale still ‘loves’ playing for Real, he went on to warn that the 29-year-old may be forced to leave if the jeers continue. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gareth Bale has been dropped by Real Madrid for their Champions League clash with Ajax following uncertainty over his future at the La Liga giants.The Wales international was booed at the Bernabeu on Saturday when he was substituted during the 1-0 defeat to bitter rivals Barcelona in El Clasico. BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED last_img read more

From Finland to SA’s Fifa Cup

first_imgMeeting Nelson Mandela on Robben Islandduring the 2003 Fifa inspection tour wasthe highlight of Pertti Alaja’s trip to SouthAfrica. “Playing in a Fifa World Cup is anunparalleled experience for a footballer,”says Pertti Alaja.When former Finland international goalkeeper Pertti Alaja received a call last year on his mobile phone from a number starting with +27, he had a flutter of excitement.Alaja knew it was the international dialling code for South Africa, and on the other side of the line a voice with an offer he knew instantly he couldn’t refuse.“When the proposal came for me to join South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee, it took me less than 10 seconds to say yes,” he says.As an 18-year-old, Alaja  made his debut for Finland’s biggest and most successful club, HJK Helsinski, going on to be a colossus in the Finnish national team for over a decade between 1973 and 1983.He is now tournament director for Fifa’s 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup, but even before his appointment he knew South Africa well.In 2003 Alaja was part of the five-person Fifa inspection group that assessed candidate countries bidding for the right to host the 2010 World Cup. He was immediately drawn to the country, and his was a ringing endorsement of South Africa’s credentials as a prospective host country.“I love this country. I know these people,” he says. “The decision of whether I would be interested in supporting South Africa in its efforts to host the Fifa World Cup was an easy one.”It is not just his love of football that made his decision easy, it was also his passion for a country he first visited in 1996. This made him determined to help make the first Fifa World Cup on African soil a success.“When I came in 2003 I was confident that the country would be able to host a very good Fifa Confederations Cup and Fifa World Cup,” Alaja says. “Now that I am here and actively working on the project, that belief hasn’t changed.”As tournament director, Alaja’s job is to take the planning of the Fifa World Cup from head office to venue operations, as it’s in the host cities and the country’s 10 stadiums where the tournament will actually take place.“It is about building a bridge between the two [head office and venue operations]” he says. “My job is to work with the venues to create an environment for Fifa to take over tournament operations. I have to make sure that the matches are played according to Fifa standards and will be safe, happy and joyful.”An experienced administrator, Alaja has been a Fifa general coordinator at a number Fifa tournaments and was general-secretary of Finland’s Football Association.He also managed the Nordic bid – by Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland – to  host Euro 2008, which was ultimately won by Switzerland and Austria. Before coming to South Africa, Alaja was national director of the SOS Children’s Villages Association of Finland.Alaja has been impressed with the Organising Committee’s venue managers and the committee members themselves. “Progress is being made and I am confident in their ability to deliver,” he says.A passionate man with football in his veins, Alaja played alongside legendary South African footballers like Vusi “Computer” Lamola in his day.“My dad was a priest and in Finland religion and sport go hand in hand. My father played football and it was natural that my siblings and I would be intimately involved in the sport too.“Playing for your country is the true fulfilment of your dreams,” says Alaja.Alaja was never able to represent Finland at a Fifa World Cup, but he sees his new vocation, as part of a committed South Africa working hard to successfully deliver the Fifa World Cup, as a calling.“Playing in a Fifa World Cup is an unparalleled experience for a footballer. It is a theatre of players and the whole world is watching – there is no better opportunity for your career.“But this is also a unique opportunity to tell the world what South Africa is really about. Some may know Cape Town, but South Africa is really a world in one country. All the nine host cities are completely different. From the relaxed beachside city of Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, which few will know is one of the greenest cities in the world; this event has the potential to turn South Africa into a tourism mecca.“As a country progress has already been made. The nation is already more confidence in itself, in its abilities,” Alaja says. Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Will traditional PPC agencies die out in the age of automation?

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Will traditional PPC agencies die out in the age of automation?You are here: Posted on 11th September 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingWill traditional PPC agencies die out in the age of automation?center_img “Robot automation will take 800 million jobs by 2030″Now, that’s an attention-grabbing headline. It’s enough to send most people into a frenzied panic that, for the most part, just isn’t called for. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not screaming “fake news!” at every automation headline out there. The fear is definitely real, particularly for some industries like warehousing, automotive and manufacturing. But when it comes to PPC and digital marketing, you haven’t got much to worry about. Trust me. Automation is to be embraced, not feared. Automation is changing the futureThere’s no denying that technology and automation are impacting your everyday life. You go grocery shopping and use self-checkouts. You canorder McDonalds off the screen, not the counter. Even Amazon opened a supermarket in Seattle with no checkouts, using tracking technology to know what customers removed from the shelves and charging their account as they left the store. But change is a natural part of life. It may shut some jobsdown, but it will always open new ones up. Think about it. NASA used to have human calculators. All clothing was made by hand. Farmers and ranchers comprised over 50% of the U.S. workforce. Nothing stays the same forever. If it did, I wouldn’t be writing this article. I wouldn’t even know what a computer or the internet was, never mind make a career from it. There will be jobs in 20 years that we couldn’t imagine today. In fact, a 2018 report predicted that automation will create 133 million new jobs by 2022.As long as the internet is around, PPC agencies will stillexist. It’s not us vs. themI’ve read articles that claim that machines are better at humans at PPC 80% of the time. But that’s rubbish. It feeds into this annoying myth that we seem to be at warwith technology. We’re not. It’s notrobots vs humans. Why? Because no matter how good automation and AI gets, itwill never have empathy, creativity or emotion. If robots start developing a heart, then maybe it’ll be timefor us all to worry about our jobs.People buy with emotion. Without intrigue, they wouldn’tclick on the ad. Without passion, desire or even fear, they wouldn’t convert.It takes a human to understand this emotion when advertising to customers. Take shaving razors for example. The real reason customers buy razors is because they want tofeel good about themselves. Because they’re nervous about a job interview andwant to make the best first impression. Because they’ve got a brand new redsparkly dress for a wedding anniversary and want the confidence to wear it. What makes a great PPC agency isn’t just knowing how to setup campaigns. It’s having the creativity and understanding to really connectwith what customers want, and create engaging adverts that they’ll actuallywant to click. Let’s look at some examples: Now the advert above isn’t bad. But there’s no emotion init. It’s bland and doesn’t give the customer a reason to explore more. Now, let’s compare it to this advert: There’s so much more emotional string-pulling. It connectsto what the audience wants, making it far more engaging than the first example.This creativity willnever be replaced by a machine. Automation and the human touch When you combine time-saving automation with the humantouch, you get something really special. Take Jonny for example. Now, Jonny is a PPC specialist for amajor insurance company. He came to Adzooma to save time on his campaigns, without surrendering total control. When using the software, he was suggested to increase his budget on a particular set of ads that were performing well. If he was just relying on automation, that would be the endof the story. He would have applied the changes and moved on to the nexttask. But Jonny knew thatthis was only one half of the story. So he went back to look at the data regarding the adverts that were performing well, to see why they were getting more clicks than the others. All of these ads had one thing in common: they all mentioned “free consultations.” With that information in mind, Jonny created a new set ofads to test. These ads didn’t just mention “free consultations,” but also worked to build trust and take away any fear about customers being locked into agreements straight away. He saw the data that automation had given him, then added a human, emotional response to get the full story. In the end, the new ads outperformed the initial set. You can read Jonny’s Capterra review here, where he describes how our automation features allow you to “shave serious time off your day to day optimizations” and also “easily identify themes and points of weaknesses in your accounts” to shape your overall strategy. The bottom line? Automation and humansneed to work together. Sink or swim Once you’ve accepted that automation isn’t going to take your job, some people then decide to just ignore it and carry on as normal anyway — as if sticking your head in the sand was a way to solve any of life’s problems. The truth is if youdon’t embrace automation, your PPCagency will be in trouble. Automation is the future of PPC. It’s designed to save youtime on manual processes and make it easier than ever to do your job, withoutcompeting with you for it. Just take a minute to think about what you do every week. Ibet in there, there’s so many jobs that you wish you could speed up. Tasks thatare repetitive and take up too much valuable time to complete. If you’ve ever wished there was an easier way, automation is your answer. It’s actually the reason why Adzooma developed its platform in the first place. Without automation, you’ll be leftbehind by the agencies that have implemented it. And no, automation isn’t something that’s only accessible to the big players. As we’ve already touched on before, there are plenty of AI options for small businesses. You needto embrace automation and use it to take your business to the next level. Or,don’t. Watch your company fall behind the competition and be left in the dustat the side of the road. The choice is yours. Taking the automation plungeIf you’resmart, you’ll make the choice to bring automation into your business. The bestway to do this? Think of where most of your time is wasted right now, then geton the market and test them. There’s bound to be one (or more!) of them thatwill work perfectly for your business. Full disclaimer, I work for one of them, Adzooma. But I’m not about to give you a lecture about how ourplatform is the only product in the world that you’ll ever need. That it willsolve all of your problems, land you that promotion you’re desperate for, anddouble your earnings. I don’t want to sell you on promises or pipe dreams. What Iwill give you is the cold, hard, facts. And that is Adzooma has a number of automation tools andfeatures that will save you a lot of time and effort, including: Automated rules to remove repetitive tasks through custom rules so you’ve got more time to dedicate yourself to other aspects of your businessCustom alerts to keep you in the loop, so you have full control over your PPC campaigns24/7 monitoring of your accounts, with over 50 suggested opportunities designed to improve your accounts — most of which can be applied instantly with a single click. It’s something I’ve recommended to friends before, including an old work colleague of mine, Charlie. One of the top features he loved was the ability to generate custom, white-label reports. Before, he had to spend hours manually trawling through thedata and formatting reports to send clients. It was the part of his job hehated the most, particularly when he felt that his clients didn’t even readthem. But with Adzooma, he could drag and drop the elements he needed, add a logo, and they were ready to go. Even better, Charlie could save them as templates which would automatically update when he needed them. Butenough about Charlie. This is about your business. So don’t just take my word for it. If you think Adzooma could work for your company, try it for free. But evenif Adzooma is not the right call, you need to take advantage of automation. Itsarrival isn’t going to kill your PPC agency. But not embracing it mightleave you stuck on that road, watching everyone else drive into the futurewithout you. The post Will traditional PPC agencies die out in the age of automation? appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Will traditional PPC agencies die out in the age of automation?last_img read more

Senate panel approves $2 billion raise for NIH in 2016

first_imgAt last, biomedical researchers may be getting some relief. A Senate panel today approved a bill that would bestow a generous $2 billion increase on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016, or what appears to be a 6% raise, to $32 billion. Although a House of Representatives panel last week approved a lower figure, it seems the agency may be on track to its first significant increase in more than a decade.The draft bill approved today by the Senate appropriations panel that oversees NIH’s budget would give the agency twice the $1 billion proposed by the Obama administration and $900 million more than the corresponding House panel, according to a summary statement.The National Institute on Aging, which the panel notes funds Alzheimer’s disease research, would receive $350 million more, or a roughly 25% increase. (The House version of the bill also favors Alzheimer’s, but takes a different approach, directly earmarking $300 million for the disease—$250 million more than the president’s request.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The Senate measure matches the president’s request of $200 million for a Precision Medicine Initiative, and $100 million in new funding for NIH’s part of a transagency antibiotics initiative. The BRAIN brain-mapping initiative would receive $135 million, nearly twice the $70 million requested by the president. The Institutional Development Awards for states with relatively little NIH funding, which the president’s budget flat funded at $273 million, would receive a $27 million increase.Since Congress completed a 5-year doubling of the NIH budget in 2003, the agency’s funding level has fallen more than 20% below the 2003 level after taking into account the rising costs of biomedical research. That has led to fierce competition and record-low success rates for researchers applying for NIH grants.The bill goes to the full Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. It would normally head to the Senate floor next, but that may not happen any time soon because of a political dispute between Republicans and Democrats over long-term budgeting issues. Eventually, the House and Senate will need to reconcile the numbers in the two bills; usually they meet somewhere in the middle. Any final NIH spending number for the 2016 fiscal year that begins 1 October may not be clear until late this year.“The Senate mark is obviously the best subcommittee action we have seen for NIH in more than 12 years. It shows that there is real momentum on a bipartisan basis in the House and the Senate that the restoration of NIH funding is priority,” says Pat White, president of ACT for NIH, a group in Washington, D.C., that lobbies for biomedical research funding.A measure called the 21st Century Cures Act that is awaiting a vote by the full House would give NIH an additional $2 billion a year through 2020 from funds that are separate from the usual appropriations process.last_img read more

Is fish oil good for you? Depends on your DNA

first_imgThese days, lots of foods come fortified with omega-3 fatty acids because of their supposed health benefits. But not everyone may reap them equally, according to a new study of native Greenlanders. For people lacking the DNA profile of these hardy people, that extra omega-3 might not do much good at all.“This paper represents a significant contribution to our understanding of human environmental adaptation,” says Toomas Kivisild, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, who was not involved with the study.The Inuit of Greenland have a tough life: It’s -20°C in the winter, and the usual foods are scarce. Most of their traditional diet consists of fish and marine mammals, which have a very high fat content. “They occupy one of the most extreme environments of all humans,” says Iain Mathieson, a human geneticist at Harvard University. But there is an upside to this diet: Native Greenlanders have a lower risk of heart disease than many other people.  Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To figure out why, Rasmus Nielsen, a population geneticist at the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues compared the DNA of 191 Inuits with that of 60 Europeans and 44 Han Chinese, two populations that were part of previous study of genetic variation.The DNA that was most different was on chromosome 11, specifically among genes that control the processing of dietary fatty acids into some of the body’s building blocks, the researchers report online today in Science. One DNA “letter” or base was the same in almost all the Inuits, but most Europeans lacked this base and only 15% of the Han Chinese had it. “It’s rare that we see this extreme,” in the distribution of a particular DNA base, says Nielsen, who adds that the high prevalence of this one base suggests it was very advantageous for the Inuits.The researchers then looked at medical records of the Inuits to see how this one base affects fatty acid composition. The Inuits’ DNA appears to slow the body’s own modification of fatty acids, they found. It’s not clear how this difference leads to less heart disease in Inuits, though it could have to do with an altered mix of fatty acids. (The body takes in, modifies, and uses a range of fatty acids for different purposes.) This difference in fatty acid composition may also explain why Inuits tend to be about 2 centimeters shorter than Europeans, as fatty acids affect the growth hormone that governs height, Nielsen notes.The results imply that people lacking Inuit DNA may not be getting the same protective effects from this substance, Nielsen says. More work clarifying the connection between high omega-3 and the Inuits’ heart health is needed, but this new work is a good start, adds geneticist Joshua Akey of the University of Washington, Seattle: “You can count on your fingers where we have a pretty good idea of what the agent of change was,” he says. In this case, the connection to diet seems clear.But Ulf Gyllensten, a geneticist at Uppsala University in Sweden, is not so sure about Nielsen’s conclusions. “When they looked at the Greenlanders, they hadn’t understood the whole story,” he says. In 2012, his team reported that humans had a different form of these fatty acid genes than did chimps or other ancient human species, one that made them more efficient at processing the fatty acids from plants. Most people in the world today have those more efficient versions. But he thinks that because the Inuit diet was always so rich in fatty acids, Greenlanders didn’t need this efficient version and instead retained the older version.And both Nielsen and Gyllensten envision the day when diets will be determined not by the latest fads and research findings, but through personalized genetic profiles. “We realize now that different human populations have adapted to different diets, so what’s healthy for one person might not be healthy for other people,” Nielsen says. “We need to have personalized diet choices based on genetics.”last_img read more

Could out-of-whack fetal immune systems prompt preterm labor?

first_img Could out-of-whack fetal immune systems prompt preterm labor? New research suggests a fetal immune system gone awry is linked to early labor in moms. By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelApr. 25, 2018 , 2:10 PM For decades, the intricate dance between the immune system of a mother and that of her fetus has fascinated scientists: In most cases, the mother’s body accepts the life growing inside of her and vice versa, leading to a healthy pregnancy. But what happens when there are missteps in this choreography? New research suggests fetal immune cells can launch an aggressive response to mom, an outcome linked to premature birth. The work doesn’t prove that dysfunctional fetal immunity triggers preterm birth on its own, but it has researchers considering new ways to identify women at risk of early labor.The research also underscores how much more of a player the fetal immune system is than once believed. It was previously thought to be “immature, inactive, nonfunctional,” says immunologist Mike McCune, a senior adviser to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington, who recently retired from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In part, that view was because so much fetal research was conducted in mice, where the fetal immune system isn’t as well developed in utero. In humans, it’s a different story. In 2008, McCune and his colleagues reported in Science that immune cells from the mother typically cross the placenta early during pregnancy, triggering the development of so-called T regulatory cells in the fetus. These cells allow it to tolerate the mother’s tissue.That discovery got UCSF fetal and pediatric surgeon Tippi MacKenzie thinking. Were there situations in which the mother-fetus tolerance could be broken? The following year, MacKenzie, herself pregnant, went into early labor and spent 5 weeks on bed rest. (She later delivered a full-term baby girl.) While immobilized, MacKenzie read everything she could about early labor, and discovered it was mostly a mystery despite being the No. 1 killer of children worldwide. There were already hints that aberrant maternal immune responses might trigger early labor. 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MacKenzie and her colleagues recruited 89 women with healthy pregnancies and 70 who went into preterm labor because of an early rupture of the amniotic sac—a condition known as preterm premature rupture of membranes. The researchers took blood from the mothers and blood from the umbilical cord after birth, because that cord blood provides a snapshot of the fetal immune system.In the cord blood of preterm infants, UCSF postdoctoral fellow Michela Frascoli found an abundance of mature T cells and mature dendritic cells, which activate the immune system. There were also many more maternal cells in the cord blood samples. Further testing showed that the mature T cells were revved up against maternal antigens, molecules from the mother that evoke an immune response, the researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. There were no immune activations in maternal blood for either group.Despite these tantalizing pieces, the story is still a bit jumbled. It’s hard to know the order in which everything happens, MacKenzie acknowledges. “I think that the maternal cells must flow in and out throughout the pregnancy. But then what exactly triggers that fetal immune system to wake up? I don’t know if the trigger is the maternal cells, or if the maternal cells happen to be there and something else,” like an infection, is the culprit.Proving that the immune factors in cord blood prompt preterm labor—as opposed to happening alongside it—isn’t easy. In the new study, MacKenzie’s team found that T cells in the preterm infants secrete two molecules, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interferon-γ, which are churned out when T cells get activated. Using uterine cells in the lab, the group discovered that applying TNF-α caused the cells to contract—just as the uterus does in labor. MacKenzie theorizes that when the fetal T cells secrete the TNF-α, that can cause uterine contractions in a pregnant woman.Claire Chougnet, an immunologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, says the finding that fetal immune cells can produce inflammatory molecules as though the mother is an invader is striking. So is the finding that extra maternal cells appear in the cord blood of the premature babies. One of the biggest challenges of a study like this one, though, is that the only way to glimpse the fetal immune system is through cord blood, Chougnet says. Immune cells in other parts of the body—like the gut and lymph nodes—could be reacting differently, but there’s no way to see them in action.MacKenzie agrees that circulating blood, including cord blood, may offer an incomplete picture. This is true in mothers as well as their fetuses. Even though nothing jumped out in the maternal blood in MacKenzie’s study, “the mother is almost certainly contributing” to this process, she says, she just can’t say how.Because the new work describes what happens late in the game, when the baby is born, MacKenzie is now hoping to look earlier, when fetal immunity first goes off the rails. “It’s important to look at events that happen long before the baby is born prematurely,” McCune says. And that, he concedes, is “a tricky thing to do.”MacKenzie wants to try. Among other efforts, she hopes to recruit women at high risk of early labor weeks before problems strike, and then follow them over time. That might help her identify biomarkers that presage fetal immune problems. Another possibility is hunting for specific infections in women at high risk of early labor; infections could be what jump-start the abnormal immune response, MacKenzie suspects. Her ultimate hope: a better and more personalized approach to treating women who face preterm labor, just like she did.last_img read more

All-Stars, fans enjoy Sachin Blasters vs Warne Warriors match-up

first_imgSachin Tendulkar, whose team ‘Sachin’s Blasters’ lost in the first match of the All-Stars T20 series in New York on Saturday, said all the former cricketers who were taking part in the tournament were happy to be back at doing what they are best at.Addressing media in a post-match press conference, Tendulkar said, “For any sportsman the best thing one can do is to appreciate their performance and effort and that is what we all experienced today.”Also read: Ponting, Warne lead Warriors to winShane Warne, whose team won the first match, also voiced appreciation for the fans who had turned up to watch cricket in a baseball stadium. “We wanted to be competitive. There was some skillful batting and bowling and fielding out there. But we know they will come back hard in Houston. A lot of the guys have trained hard, they are proud people, they don’t want to be embarrassed and they were not today,” he said.While the match was played competitively, the camaraderie between the players was visible as they laughed and cheered each other during the game.The next match will be on November 11 in Houston, coinciding with the Indian festival of Diwali. Tendulkar said Houston will have a “big reason to celebrate” on the festival day.In Photos: Sachin Blasters vs Warne WarriorsBoth the teams took a lap of honour after the game, thanking and applauding the cheering fans who waved the national flags, banners and placards to honour the legends.advertisement’Sachin for President’ From banners that read ‘Sachin for President’, ‘Sachin is our God’ to ‘God Blessed America’, the fans had come fully prepared to cheer their cricket icons. Many of them had their faces painted with colours of their national flags and wearing cricket T-shirts representing their respective countries.Tendulkar said he hopes to make the series an annual event. For the matches in Houston and Los Angeles, Warne and Tendulkar said they would make some changes in the line-up and rotate the players as they want all the cricketers to participate in the series.Warne said some people had been sceptical on how the retired players will perform but “we didn’t take it easy, it was very competitive.”After the match, several fans waited outside the stadium, hoping to get a glimpse of their favourite stars. Sumit Modi, a software engineer living in Jersey City said it was an amazing experience for him to watch all the iconic players, whom an entire generation has grown up watching. “It was a dream for us to see so many players on the field,” he said.The fact that the players were retired did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.Karthik Parekh, a physical therapist, said, “as long as Sachin is on the field, it does not matter whether the players are retired or not. It is a dream to see Sachin.”last_img read more

Chelsea target Richarlison won’t rule out move from Watford

first_imgTransfers Chelsea target Richarlison refuses to rule out move away from Watford Alex Fisher 23:38 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) richarlison - cropped Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Watford v Everton Watford Premier League Plenty of big Premier League sides have been linked with the Brazilian, but the forward claims he is happy with the Hornets Richarlison has not ruled out a move away from Watford but the Brazilian insists he remains fully focused on life at Vicarage Road.The forward swapped Rio de Janeiro for Watford in July after the Hornets agreed an £11.5 million deal with Fluminense.He quickly adapted to the Premier League with five goals in the first half of the season, and he has been an ever-present under both Marco Silva and Javi Gracia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player His performances have reportedly attracted the attention of league rivals Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, whose alleged interest could spark a bidding war for the 20-year-old.Richarlison remains focused on Watford for now, though, with the forward deferring to his representatives.”In the future you never know but I leave all things like that up to my agents,” he told the London Evening Standard.”At the moment my head is completely in Watford. “I am not thinking about anything else and I want to help the team get as far as possible in the league. “That is my objective, that is my focus and nothing else.”Remaining in England is definitely a top priority for the youngster. “I want to play in this country for as long as possible,” Richarlison added. “It is a great league and has been a great experience for me. I want to improve and playing in England can help me do that.”last_img read more

How to Get Your Board on Board with Online Fundraising

first_imgIf you’re a fundraiser who is struggling to get your executive director or board to understand why you should launch an online fundraising program or invest more in online giving tools, try these talking points to help plead your case.Online giving boosts individual giving.You might have experienced push back on launching online fundraising because your leaders want to focus more on grants and major gifts from foundations. Remind them that individual giving is the biggest slice of the fundraising pie, and online fundraising is a key way to help diversify your funding. Having an online presence (and a way to give online) will help you recruit and retain donors who are likely shifting away from writing checks.Online giving allows you to interact with your donors where they are—online.Are your board members questioning how many of your target donors are really online? Send them these statistics from Pew Research:· 85% of American adults use the Internet· 61% of Internet users bank online · 73% of American adults use social mediaWhen potential donors find your nonprofit on social media or through a Google search, you’ll miss out on gifts without an easy online donation option. If you don’t make it simple for donors to support your mission, they may think you don’t need help! You don’t have to set up a merchant account.Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to set up a merchant account, payment gateway, or other fancy money-processing component to accept online donations—and you don’t have to be a tech whiz, either. In 2001, Network for Good made it easy for donors to give to any registered 501(c)3 online. Thirteen years and $1 billion dollars later, we still make it easy! You can get up and running with a branded donation page over your lunch hour.It’s not just a fad.Every year online giving continues to grow. Organizations like Crowdrise and Causes have leveraged the power of social networks to help encourage peer-to-peer giving. National giving campaigns like Giving Tuesday and Give Local America are here to stay. Wonder how areas affected by natural disaster get the instant funds they need? The answer: through online giving disaster relief campaigns. Consider these four conversation starters the next time you bring up online fundraising with your board. What other things do you want to teach your board about online fundraising? Do you have advice for those who are still trying to convince their leaders? Share your thoughts in the comments section.This post was created as part of this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. The roundup of February’s submissions will be featured on The Fundraising Coach blog later this month.last_img read more

7 Strategies for Mobilizing Millennials

first_img(Part two in our series on the Millennial Impact Project)Millennials: A powerful force for change.Earlier this month, I shared my perspectives on the 2014 Millennial Impact Report and MCON14. Hopefully, that post got you thinking about how Millennials are shaping our culture and social sector in profound new ways.As a refresher, this is a summary from Derrick Feldmann, President of Achieve, on the growing significance and power of Millennials:Approximately 80 million Millennials live in the U.S. today. Collectively, they spend about $300 billion annually on consumer discretionary goods. And by the year 2020, they will make up 50% of the workforce.Soon, Millennials will no longer be the “next generation;” rather, they will be the majority of your co-workers and employees. [And I’d add, the majority of your donors and supporters.]Millennials are building a culture that knows how it feels to contribute to a cause and attempt to solve social issues…It is not overstating to say that a big part of the nonprofit sector’s future relies on its ability to respond to these young people’s charitable inclinations.Invite them. Inspire them. Seven steps to get started.How do you begin to engage Millennials? Here are seven ways you can bring Millennial energy, innovation and advocacy to your organization.1. Bring Millennials onto your team. Hire Millennials. Invite one or two to join your board. Even if you have a give/get for board members, encourage Millennials to run a race or do a crowdfunding campaign as a way to fulfill their commitment. They’re worth it. With their robust social networks, youthful passion and idealism, they can contribute in ways that are more important than money. Think of Millennial team members as beacons that can shine a light on your organization with huge networks of friends, family and colleagues.2. Inspire with images and video. Shift your marketing focus from facts and data to people and impact stories. Check out how our client, the United Way of Central Maryland uses a beautiful image and video to present a clear, simple fundraising message. Click here for a guide to using visuals effectively.3. Enlist with emotion on social channels. Inspire young supporters to share your mission by capturing their attention in your social channels with emotion: empathy, humor, pain, triumph. Investments in photography and video can pay big dividends, as inspiring content is more likely to be shared. The campaign of actress Lauren Luke, Don’t Cover it Up, inspired women, especially Millennials, to confront partner violence, not to “cover it up.”4. Empower them to get involved, not just to give. Inspire Millennials to volunteer based on their top motivators for getting involved: Passion (79%); Meeting people (56%); Gaining expertise (46%). Get them involved through activism, professional groups, and leadership opportunities. The United Way of Central Maryland has built a passionate base of Millennial supporters with its Emerging Leaders United program, by focusing on these motivations.5. Focus on your website. Meet Millennials where they are: online (and on their phones). With the rise of social media, many organizations focus their online outreach, updates, and photos on these platforms, often neglecting their core website. Your website is the center of your online universe – the sun to your orbiting social media planets. And leaving out of date or generic information on a website is a major turn-off for Millennials, and everyone else!.Also, your website has to be mobile-friendly. 87% of Millennials are carrying smartphones everyday. A mobile-friendly online environment will keep mobile users engaged and enable impulsive action from an impulsive generation.6. Launch a monthly giving program. One of the hottest trends in philanthropy mirrors a trend we see in consumer purchasing: the growth in subscription giving. According to the report, 52% of Millennials are interested in giving monthly. A small monthly gift can really add up over months and years. Here are some recommendations on how to start your monthly giving program.7. Move them to action by ASKING. You’re changing lives every day. And everyday you need support. Millennials want to be inspired, to inspire others, and to make a big impact with their actions and generosity. Tell them how they can help: start a fundraising page, sign a petition, recruit volunteers, host an event, join your leadership. It starts with an ask.last_img read more

Love ‘Em Up Now to Boost Year-End & 2015 Support

first_imgThis final quarter can shine as the time to generate the donations you need to move your organization’s mission forward, if you do it right. In fact, 40% of online donors make their gifts in December, and that 40% to 60% of those gifts are made the last two days of the month according to superstar fundraiser Gail Perry. Offline giving is up as well in December, says Perry. But…Just don’t wait until December to ramp up the start or strengthen your campaign, and don’t stop too early that month! Start the Nurturing NOW with these 3 Simple Steps1. Thank your current supporters—of all stripes—enthusiastically and frequentlyThat includes clients, board members, donors, volunteers, partners and others who help your organization move its mission forward. So many organizations lose out on prospective donations when they focus thanks on current and recent donors only. Others who dedicate their time, passion and/or partnerships to your organization are just as loyal, and likely donors. Thank them:Meaningfully with personality and passion, Memorably—Show, rather than tell, supporter impact with profiles of their fellow supporters (ideal for folks like board members or major donors) or client profiles and testimonials Often, across all channels. For example:o Fire up your program staff to thank program participants and the person who cultivates new donors to give them an extra personal (real signature or the occasional call—even if you can’t do it for everyone)o Get out there with your appreciation signage. If you have a physical plant where supporters work and/or visit, put those walls to work. Nothing brings on a smile—and a connection—than photo-driven success stories as surround sound! 2. The more personal and relevant the betterSegment your prospects by what youdo know about them is the most reliable way to do so.Ways to segment include:Donors: By average annual dollar value of gifts (e.g. High-dollar vs. middle vs. entry-level donors)Volunteers: By length of volunteer involvementPartners: By type of partnership (e.g. event sponsorship vs. advertising vs. collaborative program delivery)Board members: and prospects; or five-year or more volunteers, two- to five-year volunteers and new volunteers)Supporters who are already in two “supporter silos” but not yet donors—for example, a volunteer who is also the parent of a program participant. Their dedication is proven and current – these folks deserve special attention.If the number of personal notes required is unreasonable, consider sending hand-signed custom holiday greeting cards to members of your Tier 1 network: Board members, loyal volunteers who are top prospective donors, donors (or at least some donors—returning, new, young or any other group that deserves special recognition). That personal signature makes all the difference.We all want to know that our effort (be it money, time or attention) is valued. Don’t miss this natural opportunity to appreciate your supporters. And encourage colleagues, who many have slightly different networks, to do the same.3. Reach out right now to rejuvenate relationships that have gone dark this yearIn selecting and segmenting your lists, you’re likely to find a group of former supporters (don’t limit it to donors) who have gone quiet in the last year or six months.Now’s the time to nudge them out of hibernation, by thanking them for their prior support and sharing stories that showcase how your organization has moved your cause forward in the last year. Focus on established programs they’re likely to be familiar with rather than new funding or volunteer needs.Select the channel that fits best with each sub-group’s habits and preferences, and—if you have the data—feature messages that have generated response in the past. I recommend a multi-part campaign (preferably multichannel, try a mix of email and direct mail, with a call thrown in if possible for high-value supporters).Most importantly—Don’t forget the strategic ask in this outreach. The strategy comes in the way you say it. After all, if you didn’t hear from a friend in a year would you call him up and ask for an invitation to his famed Oscars party? Doubt it.Apply that same logic to your rejuvenation asks—love ‘em up first, then do the asking.Get your nurturing going on all burners today! It’ll pay off this year and beyond.How do YOU nurture your donors? Please share what works for you—and what doesn’t—in the comments below!last_img read more

Create a Fundraising Plan: Getting Ready

first_imgFor more about setting goals and calculating expenses, download a copy of the eGuide How to Create a Fundraising Plan. You’ll also have access to free Excel templates to help you map out your plan. The same principles apply when you are planning your fundraising for a new fiscal year. You need to know where you want to go, internal and external factors that may help or hinder the success of that plan, and the steps to take to reach the finish line. The new eGuide I co-authored with Network for Good, How to Create a Fundraising Plan, is a step-by step overview of how to create a plan that’s realistic. It will also help you build a sustainable fundraising model from which you can grow in future years. The key to crafting a plan is the prep work you do before you begin to map out your course. I call it the “Getting Ready” stage.The first and most important step is determining how much you will need to raise this year. When your organization begins its budgeting process for the next fiscal year, your senior staff (executive director, board, development director, senior leaders) can discuss anticipated overall expenses (be sure to include both programmatic and administrative costs!) and how much funding is needed to support your operations. This is essential. You want everyone on the same page when it comes to expenses so that you avoid unrealistic fundraising expectations and goals.Equally important to these planning discussions is ensuring everyone understands the fundraising trends you’ve experienced in your current and previous fiscal years. These can be one-off events, bequests, or other anomalies that may not be sustainable or guaranteed future sources of funding. Sit down with appropriate staff members and discuss anticipated income. Understanding what’s expected through committed and potential sources will help you better calculate your fundraising goal.After you have determined your projected expenses and income, you can then calculate your “left to raise” goal for the year. This is the gap between what you have identified as income from various sources that you know you can count on and your overall organizational budget for the fiscal year. The “new money” you need to raise is the missing part of the equation.If you can, think about adding up to 10% over that goal to start growing a financial cushion for your organization. When you start to write the plan, you’ll develop a fuller pipeline of prospects and anticipated solicitations. If you don’t think you will have the donors and asks needed to reach your budget, now’s the time to discuss this with senior staff so there are no surprises later in the fiscal year. It might mean you adjust the fundraising goal by scaling back new initiatives or programming. It could also be a call to action to engage your board and other volunteers to fundraise in new ways.Once you have a good handle on your financial needs and potential, take a look at revenue and expenses from your current fiscal year and the past few years to spot patterns in your donors’ behavior as well as overall industry and economic trends. This helps you identify where you should make course corrections in the future. For example, are there noticeable trends in giving to your issue area? How has donor confidence been generally? How has donor confidence been toward your organization? How did your fundraising revenue break down, and what were your fundraising expenses for each donor type? What motivates your donors? Do they tend to give through events or to restricted programs? Learn and grow from what you know.Don’t worry about spending too much time finding the exact answers to the broader industry analysis questions. It’s most important to understand your donors’ giving patterns and the external factors that can affect your organization’s fundraising (for example, remember the stock market plummet of 2008 and the many years it took to restore donor confidence?). Once you’ve assessed all of your data, you’re ready to start building your plan. In my next blog post, we’ll review how to use this information to set your course for the next year. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” —Benjamin FranklinI’m what you’d call “a planner.” Before I take a trip—even if it’s a place I know—I research the latest restaurants, places of interest, stores, theater shows, and museum exhibits. I make reservations well in advance. I sketch out a general itinerary to make sure I maximize my time. I have emergency contact information and multiple contingency plans. It took one crazy cab ride late at night on what should have been a transit through (not throughout) Naples to teach me to have alternative backup plans. Having a full sense of my options, needs, and resources well in advance puts me at ease and makes my trips much more enjoyable.last_img read more

Deborah Maine Asks, “Does the HPV Vaccine Make Sense?”

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on May 23, 2012June 21, 2017Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)On Wednesday, May 16th, the Maternal Health Task Force at the Women and Health Initiative hosted Deborah Maine for a seminar on cervical cancer at Harvard School of Public Health. The seminar was titled, “HPV Vaccine: Does it make sense?”Deborah Maine, an epidemiologist with a background in anthropology and over 30 years of experience working on reproductive health programs in developing countries, developed the three delays framework for understanding maternal mortality—a framework that continues to guide the work of maternal health program implementers and researchers alike.In recent years, Maine has been working extensively on the issue of cervical cancer. Her May 16th presentation focused on the controversy around priority setting for cervical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment in developing countries.Maine explains the controversy:“Even a successful vaccine program won’t help women already sexually active. Focusing only on the vaccine means writing off 2 generations of women who have already been sexually active and have already been exposed but will not benefit from this. And I wonder: Would anybody even propose a child health intervention that would take effect in 20 years? I don’t think so. I think this is something that happens preferentially with women. And I think it is a human rights issue. I really do.”A few of Maine’s recommendations:Retire the pap smear. “It is like a horse and buggy. It was great when that was all we had.”Visual inspection and DNA tests are both more sensitive, cost less, and have lower loss to follow up.Increase coverage of screening in both developed and developing countries.Focus on neglected groups.Focus on women over 30.Avoid over screening.Dr. Maine wrapped up her presentation by reminding the crowded room of public health students, researchers, and implementers of a very important point: “I would just like to remind everyone that 5 million women who have already been infected with HPV will die before the vaccine can have effect. Improving screening programs is the first priority in both developed and developing countries.”The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session.Watch the video of the presentation here.Click here to read a recent paper by Maine and colleagues, Cervical Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century: Cost Is Not the Only Issue.Learn more about Deborah Maine here.Share this:last_img read more

Providing Equitable, High Quality Maternity Care in the Context of a Limited Health Workforce: Lessons From Nigeria

first_imgPosted on September 29, 2017September 29, 2017By: Michael Ezeanochie, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, NigeriaClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Shortages in the availability of well-trained health workers have been well documented in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Even in cases where there are relatively large numbers of health care providers, inadequate pre-service and in-service training, suboptimal proportions of different clinical specialties and a lack of strong health system support remain major challenges to providing high quality maternity care.The question therefore arises: How do developing countries facing severe shortages in well-trained, equitably distributed health workers ensure access to high quality maternal health care for all women?Perhaps the most logical long-term solution is to invest more resources into the expansion of training capacity to meet the health needs of the population. However, amid widespread poverty and competing needs for scarce resources, as well as migration of health workers across geographic boundaries, this may not be attainable for most developing countries. There are several other potential solutions that may be feasible in the short-term, which are currently being tested in Nigeria.The Midwives Service SchemeThe National Primary Healthcare Development Agency launched the Midwives Service Scheme in 2009 to expand skilled birth attendance to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality, especially in rural communities. Since 2010, more than 2,600 midwives have been recruited and deployed to over 650 rural primary health centers across Nigeria. The program incorporates training of midwives and medical officers to improve the quality of maternity care while strategically adding to the health workforce.West African College of Surgeons training program and curriculaLessons learned from the Midwives Service Scheme partly stimulated the development of other innovative strategies involving redistribution of the health workforce to rural areas. For example, the Faculty of Surgery, West African College of Surgeons revised its training program and curricula in 2016 to include a mandatory six-month “rural posting” for senior trainees before their exit fellowship exams. It is expected that this will make senior health workforce team members available in underserved communities to work with and mentor non-specialist physicians in the provision of maternal health services.The Volunteer Obstetrician SchemeSimilarly, the Volunteer Obstetrician Scheme (VOS) was launched in Nigeria in July 2016 as an initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Primary Health Care Development Agency. Under VOS, experts in obstetrics and gynecology who work in referral hospitals volunteer to commit some of their regular work hours in designated lower level health facilities where they treat patients and provide in-service training. This program gives experts in obstetrics the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with caregivers working at community-based and primary health care centers.What is next?Nigeria, like many other developing countries in Africa, is confronted with severe health workforce shortages, but the resources needed to expand training capacity for health workers to meet the needs of the population are not readily available. Therefore, it is necessary to explore innovative solutions that maximize efficient use of the available health workforce, including redistribution to vulnerable communities. Programs like these could help to ensure equitable access to maternal health services with skilled providers. Rigorous research is needed to evaluate the effects of these interventions.Have you tried these strategies in your country? If so, tell us about it!—Read other posts from the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)’s Global Maternal Health Workforce blog series.Access resources related to the global maternal health workforce.Are you interested in sharing your perspective on the MHTF blog? Read our guest post guidelines and send us an email with your idea.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Unlocking the Full Potential of Maternity Waiting Homes

first_imgPosted on March 1, 2018March 2, 2018By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Innovations in health care delivery are crucial to improving maternal health worldwide. Introduced in Northern Europe, Canada and the United States in the early 20th century—and now available in many areas around the world—maternity waiting homes (MWHs) provide a place for women at high risk of pregnancy complications to await labor and delivery near a qualified health facility. MWHs seek to reduce the distance to timely, high quality health care, which is often a major obstacle in the decision to seek care—especially for pregnant women living in rural areas. While the evidence on their effectiveness remains mixed, researchers have linked MWHs to reductions in maternal and perinatal mortality throughout Africa. Further research has explored the barriers that prevent use of MWHs as well as the factors that contribute to their uptake and success.Two open access studies recently published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth provide insight into MWHs through the lenses of women and other stakeholders. The first, a community-based cross-sectional study conducted in the Eastern Gurage Zone of Southern Ethiopia by Vermeiden and colleagues, explored factors associated with intended use of maternity waiting homes among more than 400 recently postpartum and pregnant women. The second, a mixed-methods, cross-sectional study in Zambia’s Luapula Province by Chibuye and colleagues, investigated both expectations as well as experiences of MWHs among women, community groups and traditional leaders. While the context of each study was distinct, the findings offer three keys to unlocking the full potential of maternity waiting homes around the world.Improve community knowledge and gain supportVermeiden and colleagues found that less than 10% of approximately 400 recently postpartum and pregnant women had prior knowledge about MWHs. This is consistent with previous findings. In Kenya, for example, researchers found that about a quarter of women they interviewed knew about the existence of a MWH two years after it was constructed.As outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) more than two decades ago, community and cultural support is a crucial element in the success of MWHs. In Zambia, support from community groups—including Safe Motherhood Action Groups, Neighbourhood Health Committee members and faith-based organizations—played a major role in the development, construction and operation of MWHs, as well as communication between the community and health staff.Address quality of care issuesAs with any service along the continuum of maternal health care, MWHs must meet women’s needs in a dignified, respectful environment. Even when the concept of MWHs is accepted and valued, poor quality of care can deter women from using them. Women and community groups in Zambia expressed the need for better infrastructure, services, food, security, privacy and transportation:“When I delivered last year, I went home immediately […] it was impossible to keep myself clean without water in the maternity ward and maternity home despite the midwife advising me to stay until the following day.”–Woman who gave birth at a rural health centerGiven that MWHs serve as a point of referral for nearby health facilities, efforts to improve quality of care must extend beyond the MWH itself. According to WHO, MWHs “…cannot function effectively in a vacuum. Rather, they are a link in a larger chain of comprehensive maternity care, all the components of which must be available and of sufficient quality to be effective and linked with the home.”As Vermeiden and colleagues articulated, it is vital to address the needs of the whole health system:“If the Ethiopian health care system is incapable of absorbing an influx of women for childbirth, encouraging women to use MWHs could lead to more women receiving substandard care, which may backfire on Ethiopia’s attempts to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.”Adapt to context and make it sustainableWorking with the local environment and culture is critical to the uptake and success of MWHs. In rural Ethiopia, for example, former traditional birth attendants have been trained to refer women to maternity waiting areas. In rural Liberia, collaboration between traditional midwives and skilled birth attendants along with the use of MWHs was associated with increased facility-based births and decreased maternal and perinatal death.Considering the health system structure and capacity is another fundamental element of success. Chibuye and colleagues found that most participants remained skeptical that women would pay for services at MWHs because the health system services for reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health are free of charge in Zambia. Securing funding from governments and other sources as well as establishing strong partnerships are also key to ensuring sustainability of MWHs.As Vermeiden and colleagues emphasize, “MWHs alone will not reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity; they are merely a tool to increase the number of women who are able to access care.” Efforts to gain community support and engagement, improve quality of care and leverage local context can help ensure that MWHs are effective in linking pregnant women to timely, life-saving services.—Learn more about maternity waiting homes>>Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

‘Underrated’ Rakitic horribly mistreated by Barca trolls

first_imgFor a man not known for openly praising players, Jose Mourinho perhaps put it best when describing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. “I’ve wanted to say this for a long, long time,” the Portuguese began during an appearance on beIN Sports in March. “Rakitic is one of the most underrated players in the world.“He is a fantastic player at every level: he does defensive work on the right side to compensate for [Lionel] Messi, he runs miles. In ball possession, he’s fantastic. He’s simple. He’s effective.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Since moving to Camp Nou in 2014 from Sevilla, Rakitic has won four Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and the Champions League – a collection of silverware that should demand respect. Yet, despite playing a key role in Barcelona’s recent success, the Croatian has been underappreciated by the majority of the Catalan faithful, and horribly mistreated by a select few.Though playing 54 games for the club last season in all competitions, scoring five goals and contributing 10 assists as a central midfielder, Rakitic has been deemed surplus to requirements by the Blaugrana board.In their desperation to re-sign Neymar, Barca are offering Rakitic as a makeweight.Of course, the 31-year-old is no stranger to being linked with moves away from Camp Nou. “I am used to seeing my name mentioned [in transfer stories] every season,” Rakitic said in July.”Since I got here, it has always been the same. I spoke with the club and with [Ernesto] Valverde and my idea is to stay here and its the club’s plan too, but I am open to everything.”Indeed, Rakitic is now ready to leave the Blaugrana, with the only stumbling block in relation to his move to Paris the length of the contract on offer. The Croat wants a four-year deal; PSG are presently only willing to offer him three years.Ivan RakiticHe would be missed at Camp Nou, at least on the field.Happily pulling the strings in midfield as he allows the likes of Messi and Luis Suarez to shine, the midfielder has never looked for the limelight but deserves far more praise than he receives. Upon arriving from Sevilla, Rakitic very quickly proved his worth by playing a crucial role in Barca’s 2015 Champions League triumph, notably scoring the opening goal in the final against Juventus.From that point on he’s made himself one of the most reliable players at Camp Nou. While rarely stealing the show, Rakitic has rarely missed a game, playing over 50 matches each season, and, in the process, provided the side with a key point of stability following the departure of veterans like Xavi and Andres Iniesta.But despite becoming such an integral part of the Catalan’s side, Rakitic has somehow – along with Valverde – become the focus of Barca fans’ frustration with their side’s inability to add to their European Cup collection.Just after last season’s shocking semi-final capitulation at Anfield, when the Catalans blew a 3-0 first-leg lead over Liverpool, Rakitic was confronted by an angry group of ultras at his own home.The mob was upset that he had travelled with his family to a fair in Seville the day after the game. It was deemed symbolic of his perceived lack of commitment to the cause.However, despite his laconic style, Rakitic has never treated playing for Barcelona as anything other than a privilege.“I’ve had four and a half years here that have been so good,” he told GQ in April.“I’m part of the biggest team in the world and that makes me very proud. I love football. A lot. It still feels amazing to be able to play football every day and if you love something then you tend to be better at it. I would never describe football as a job because it doesn’t feel like a job.”But I also know that there’s a responsibility to play here, that people are looking at you every minute and that they want to know what you are doing. “Every player is different but I try to treat everyone the same. On a day-to-day basis, I come across other footballers and club staff and I try to treat all the same, from the security guard to Lionel Messi.”Lionel Messi Ivan Rakitic Barcelona 2018-19Rakitic once recalled his seven-month pursuit of his now-wife Raquel Mauri.The Croatian first spotted the Spaniard serving at a bar in Seville and returned every day for months in an attempt to convince her to go on a date with him. “I was drinking so much coffee it was ridiculous. I probably asked her out 20 or 30 times,” Rakitic wrote in The Players Tribune. “It was the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. It was harder than winning the Champions League, and it took nearly as long.”Ultimately, Rakitic eventually won Mauri over by improving his Spanish just to speak to her in her native tongue. The pair are now happily married and the proud parents of two daughters. That touching tale of perseverance had a happy ending. But Rakitic’s relationship with Barcelona’s fans looks set to end in a messy divorce.Even a quick look at his mentions on Twitter this week illustrates just how desperate the more unsavoury element of Barcelona’s online support is to see Rakitic gone.He does not deserve such vitriol. He has represented the club with great class. The same cannot be said of many of the club’s supposed supporters.Rakitic will be better off without them.last_img read more

Big 12 Referee Blasts Texas, Oklahoma Players After Game

first_imgOklahoma and Texas players have to be separated before kickoff.The Red River Showdown is always one of the more intense rivalries in college football. It was certainly no different today, as Oklahoma and Texas got into a serious scuffle ahead of the game.Luckily, things didn’t escalate too far. The two teams had to be separated, but officials kept things from getting overly ugly.After the two teams were separated, the entirety of both teams were issued unsportsmanlike penalties. That meant that any player flagged for it during the game itself would be ejected.Referee Mike Defee than addressed the two teams’ captains at the coin toss and drove home the point that the game was going to be played with sportsmanship and he wouldn’t allow for it to get out of hand. Things were chippy, especially early, but ultimately the game was played without another major incident. Still, Defee was not happy with what transpired before the game.He was interviewed after Oklahoma’s 34-27 win in Dallas, and expressed his discontent.Big 12 referee Mike Defee to a pool reporter: “What happened out there is an embarrassment to everyone. It shouldn’t happen. At the end of the day, that’s why we did what we did.”(He added much more. See photos.)— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 12, 2019From the report, via the pool interview:Q: Once you got to the coin toss, it seemed like you had had enough. Can you talk about how you addressed the captains and what your mindset was there?Defee: At the end of the day, I guess disappointment to a certain extent. We’ve got two of the best teams in the country, let alone the Big 12 COnference. This is the 115th playing of this great game and to have that kind of thing happen is disappointing. We can’t control that as officials. The primary responsibility of the officials is two-fold outside of just the playing rules. one is player safety and two is the integrity of the game. What happened out there is an embarrassment to everyone. It shouldn’t happen. At the end of the day, that’s why we did what we did and issued a warning. unfortunately you put that UNC (unsportsmanlike conduct) on everybody and any action that results in an additional unsportsmanlike results in a disqualification.We all like a fiery rivalry game, but it is good that things didn’t escalate beyond that.last_img read more

Scotland vs Russia: TV, stream & preview

first_imgScotland face Russia in a Euro 2020 qualifier at Hampden on Friday that is already vital for Steve Clarke’s side.A 3-0 loss away to Kazakhstan in the very first match of the Group I hastened the demise of former boss Alex McLeish but also left the Scots requiring a tremendous effort against one of the group’s big guns to progress.Clarke’s men will get two cracks at the whip this week on home soil, with Russia and Belgium both visiting, although the latter already seem likely to claim top spot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream The side ranked No.1 in the world by FIFA have inflicted the only defeat thus far onto Russia, who know that a win in Glasgow would represent a giant step towards qualification next summer. Game Scotland vs Russia Date Friday, September 6 Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on ESPN 3 and streamed via TUDN En Vivo. US TV channel Online stream ESPN 3 TUDN En Vivo In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football and can be streamed via Sky Go Extra. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football Sky Go Extra Squads & Team News Position Scotland squad Goalkeepers MacGillivray, Marshall, McLaughlin Defenders Bates, Cooper, Devlin, Mulgrew, O’Donnell, Robertson, Taylor Midfielders Armstrong, Christie, Jack, McGinn, McGregor, McLean, McTominay, Snodgrass Forwards Forrest, Fraser, McBurnie, Naismith, Phillips, Russell Scotland are extremely light in defence, with only 85 caps between their seven recognised defenders – and 71 of those won by Charlie Mulgrew and Andy Robertson combined. As such, it was a blow that Grant Hanley and Liam Palmer pulled out of the original squad.Leigh Griffiths has not been deemed ready to feature after a long period out of the game due to personal troubles, though Steve Clarke does not have significant riches to choose from in attack.Steven Naismith missed training of Thursday and is a doubt as such, but should be ready to play some role.Possible Scotland starting XI: Marshall; O’Donnell, Bates, Mulgrew, Robertson; McGinn, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Fraser; Russell Position Russia squad Goalkeepers Guilherme, Lunyov, Dzhanayev Defenders Zhirkov, Kudryashov, Mario Fernandes, Dzhikiya, Neustadter, Semenov, Petrov, Belyayev, Karavayev Midfielders Golovin, Yerokhin, Zobnin, Cheryshev, Ionov, Ozdoyev, Kambolov, Akhmetov, Barinov, Bakayev Forwards Smolov, Dzyuba, Komlichenko Russia have seen Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Aleksei Miranchuk pull out of the squad due to injury. Meanwhile, World Cup 2018 star Alan Dzagoev is in the late stages of returning from a cruciate knee ligament injury and is a notable absentee.Goalkeeper Anton Shunin and midfielder Yuri Gazinskiy are both out with shoulder issues.Possible Russia starting XI: Guilherme; Mario Fernandes, Semenov, Dzhikiya, Kudryashov; Ozodoev, Zobnin; Ionov, Golovin, Cheryshev; DzyubaBetting & Match Odds Scotland are 2/1 to score an upset victory with bet365. Russia are slight 13/8 favourites while a draw is on offer at 11/5 – making this a match the bookies are struggling to call.Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Andy Robertson Scotland Euro 2020 qualifyingScotland’s hosting of Russia on Friday promises to be a pivotal match in Euro 2020 qualification. If the hosts win and claim the three points, they will find themselves firmly in the running to reach the finals, yet a defeat would surely be fatal for their chances.While Hampden was once a venue where even the biggest teams struggled – it was barely a decade ago that Scotland claimed maximum points from matches against France and Ukraine, sides that had recently contested the World Cup quarter-finals – the Scots have lost some of that lustre that made them a force to be feared.Under Steve Clarke, however, there is renewed optimism, despite the team struggling to overcome Cyprus in June then falling to a 3-0 loss away in Belgium three days layer.“It’s been a long time since we turned over one of the big boys,” the manager admitted. “Russia, having been in the last eight of the last World Cup, are one of the bigger teams. We need a big win as a country.“It’s about time that we as a nation, rather than being on the receiving end, are dishing out a result that’s deemed an upset. Hopefully Friday night can be the case.“Over a number of years, we haven’t reached a major finals. The more often that happens, the less people start to believe in it. So one big result could change the mindset, not just of the squad, but of the whole nation.”The former Chelsea assistant, though, says the fixture is not a make-or-break affair, with a home match against Belgium to follow on Monday then a trip to Russia in October.“If you’re optimistic, you think you can win any game,” he said. “Rather than put the pressure on the one game, over the next three games we have to make sure we get enough points to make sure we’re still in the group.”Stanislav Cherchesov, the Russia boss, has taken a different view of the fixture.“We are looking at our opponents, we are looking at the table and we might say that this match is for six points rather than three,” he said. “Nonetheless there will still be five games ahead of us and 15 points to play for. We are not going to talk about maths at this time. We just understand that both teams have similar chances to win.”last_img read more

Richards: I would give my other knee to play for Pep

first_imgMicah Richards says he would give his remaining healthy knee for the chance to play for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. The 31-year-old retired at the end of last season due to ongoing knee injuries that saw him play just a handful of games for Aston Villa across three years. Richards began his senior career with City and, though he won the Premier League under Roberto Mancini, revealed in an interview with The Athletic  how much he’d enjoy lining up for Guardiola’s side.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “I would give my other knee to play for Pep’s City,” Richards said.”A fit Micah Richards would be up there but I am not bitter towards these boys about their money and success.”A lot of the older pros – I won’t name names – they need the money and are bitter about the money in modern football. In my position, Trent Alexander-Arnold is a £100 million footballer now. “I am happy for Kyle Walker, who has kicked on under the best manager in the world.”While Richards’ career ended in disappointment as he struggled with a knee injury, he did lift a league title and FA Cup with City. Though a big admirer of Guardiola, Richards stressed he thrived working under Mancini, who spent four seasons in charge at the Etihad. “Mancini was unbelievable. He wanted the best. Some players want an arm around them but he didn’t care,” Richards said. “He cared about results and pushed people. Some didn’t know how to deal with that. I really enjoyed someone saying: ‘You’re good but let’s improve you’.“A lot thought they were ready-made stars and could not be improved. Every player can improve! It got difficult between the manager and players but he won the Premier League and FA Cup, and he will always be the manager who broke the duck and won the title.”Manchester City have made a shaky start to their league defence this season after  losing 3-2 against Norwich City on the weekend. That result, combined with an earlier 2-2 draw with Tottenham, leaves Guardiola’s side five points adrift of league leaders Liverpool.last_img read more

DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs

first_img Subscribe Today Bryson DeChambeau reacts after putting out on the 18th hole during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Share: Cameron Smith of Australia tried to make a run at him with a pair of late birdies, but DeChambeau answered with a birdie on No. 15 to keep his lead at two shots. Needing an eagle to catch him on the par-5 18th, Smith came up short and into the hazard and made bogey.Justin Rose birdied three of his last four holes for a 68 and wound up alone in second.Ancer couldn’t keep pace, dropping three shots in the tough four-hole stretch early on the back nine. A birdie on the final hole would have given the 27-year-old Mexican a tie for third and a reasonable chance at going to the Tour Championship. He also came up short into the hazard and made bogey. The small consolation for Ancer was moving from No. 92 to No. 56, which at least made him among the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship at Aronimink next week.A few others also were happy to have another week left in a long season. DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs Just second player in 12 years of playoffs to win opening two events DeChambeau, with his third victory this year, was assured of being the No. 1 seed when he gets to the Tour Championship, no matter what happens next week at the third playoff event outside Philadelphia.And he would appear to be a shoo-in to be one of U.S. captain Jim Furyk’s three Ryder Cup picks to be announced Tuesday. The idea is to find the hottest player to fill out the team, and no one has been close to DeChambeau over the last two weeks.DeChambeau, who started the year at No. 99 in the world, moved past Rory McIlroy to No. 7. He finished at 16-under 268 and made $1,620,000 for the second straight week.Starting the final round one shot behind Abraham Ancer, and among 10 players within four shots of the lead, DeChambeau had a two-putt birdie from 50 feet on No. 7, took the lead with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 220-yard eighth hole, and then hit his approach to 6 feet to a back right pin at No. 9 for his third straight birdie. By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press NORTON, Mass. — Bryson DeChambeau has found the right formula for the richest part of the PGA Tour season.Coming off a four-shot victory last week in New Jersey, the 24-year-old physics major knows as the “Mad Scientist” pulled away with three straight birdies to close out the front nine and kept his distance the rest of the way to win the Dell Technologies Championship on Monday.DeChambeau closed with a 4-under 67 for a two-shot victory on the TPC Boston, becoming only the second player in the 12 years of the lucrative FedEx Cup to win the opening two playoff events.Vijay Singh did it in 2008 before the points system was changed to create more volatility. Singh effectively had the $10 million prize wrapped up before the finale. Hideki Matsuyama made seven birdies in 10 holes before he cooled and shot 65, though it at least made it easier for the Japanese star to try to get to the Tour Championship. Jordan Spieth still has work to do. He was one shot out of the lead on the front nine until a bogey on the par-5 seventh hole, and three more bogeys in five holes to start the back nine. He ended by missing a 6-foot eagle putt and had to settle for a 70, moving him up to only No. 27.The top 30 make it to East Lake for the Tour Championship, where everyone has a mathematical chance at the $10 million prize.It doesn’t take a degree in physics to figure out that DeChambeau will have the best odds of all.center_img Published: September 3, 2018, 5:55pm Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: Peter Uihlein, the former U.S. Amateur champion in his first full season on the PGA Tour, birdied his last three holes for a 68. He played with Keith Mitchell, another PGA Tour rookie, who birdied his last two holes for a 69. Both moved into the top 70.Matt Kuchar failed to advance beyond the second playoff event for the first time in 10 years, meaning he won’t get another chance to state his case as a potential Ryder Cup pick. Furyk makes his fourth selection after the BMW Championship.The likely choices would seem to be DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods — they finished Nos. 9, 10 and 11 when qualifying ended for eight automatic berths after the PGA Championship. Woods closed with a 71 and tied for 24th. Mickelson, who has played on every Ryder Cup team since 1995, boosted his case by winning a World Golf Championships event in Mexico in March, and he made nine birdies Monday in a closing round of 63.“So fortunate also that it’s the day before the Ryder Cup picks, although I don’t feel that should be a bearing,” Mickelson said. “I think you have to look at the big picture through the course of the year statistically. … But it certainly doesn’t hurt.” The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Dallas clinches playoffs with 0-0 tie against Timbers

first_imgDallas clinches playoffs with 0-0 tie against Timbers Portland remains in contention with 3 games remaining By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press Published: September 29, 2018, 9:57pm Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: Portland was without Sebastian Blanco because of yellow card accumulation. Blanco ranks third on the team with seven goals and second with nine assists.Dallas (15-6-9) had one of the best chances of the first half in the 44th minute, when Carlos Gruezo’s shot from outside the box hit the right post. Gruezo also had a close shot in the 10th minute that went just wide right.Portland was hurt early in the second half when Alvas Powell collided with Dallas captain Matt Hedges and remained prone on the field for several moments before he was helped off the field and into the locker room. Zarek Valentin was subbed into the match to replace him.Attinella stopped a shot from Cristian Colman in the 73rd minute. Colman was making his sixth start for FC Dallas. Lucas Melano had a good look at Dallas’ goal from out front in the 81st minute, but his shot went straight into the arms of goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.A short time later Attinella had to be looked at by trainers after it appeared he injured his shoulder. He stayed in the game but a short time later he left the game with what looked like a dislocated shoulder. He was replaced by Steve Clark, who played while Attinella was out with the thigh injury.Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell was sent off with a straight red card in stoppage time, leaving Portland with just 10 for the final crucial moments of the game.Portland was coming off a 3-2 loss at Minnesota, while Dallas beat the Whitecaps 2-1 in Vancouver last weekend.Portland and Dallas played to a 1-1 draw in their previous meeting this season at Toyota Stadium in March. Follow The Columbian on Instagram Follow PORTLAND — FC Dallas clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.Dallas sits in first place in the Western Conference with four matches left. The team needed a win or a tie against Portland to solidify a postseason berth as rumors swirl that coach Oscar Pareja may be a candidate for head coach of the U.S. men’s national team.The Timbers (13-9-9) are in fifth place and in playoff contention but just two points ahead of sixth-place Real Salt Lake with three matches left.The Timbers saw the return of goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, who had missed the last four games because of a thigh injury. It was Attinella’s birthday, as well as teammate Andy Polo’s. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. GO Share:last_img read more

Quick strike leads Camas girls soccer team to victory over South Kitsap

first_img Share: Quick strike leads Camas girls soccer team to victory over South Kitsap But in the 21st, South Kitsap’s Mackenzie Sinclair scored directly off a set piece outside the top of the 18-yard box. The shot sailed past a four-person wall untouched.“It was really unlucky,” Efraimson said. “I knew we were the stronger team and we could score more. It gave us more pressure, but that just made us want to work harder and score more.”After more than 30 years as coaching Camas soccer — the longest tenured prep coach in Clark County –Minder is on the back end of his last season. Though he says he’s not worrying about himself, his players, particularly the 10 seniors — want to send him out on a good note.Much of the team was on the Camas team that won state two years ago. This season, they’re shooting for the final four. But on Thursday night, the team checked a key box in its overarching season goals: the Papermakers are going to state. @AndyBuhler (360) 735-4557 Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Subscribe Today Camas created a bevy of opportunities and capitalized twice before the half, both assisted by Callie Rheaume. Efraimson took a pass from Rheaume down the left side and with three of the four in South Kitsap’s back line cheating back to account for Kemp in the middle of the field, Efraimson took an extra touch into the box and scoring a low-hit ball at the far post.Two minutes before halftime, Rheaume threaded a ball behind the South Kitsap defense, perfectly timed to a wide open Jazzy Paulson, who scored to put Camas up 4-1 heading into the half.South Kitsap would score again the game’s waning moments–again off a free kick–but the Papermaker offense helped Camas keep the game out of reach.The two goals were a cause for concern for Minder, who said the team has much to fine tune and little time to do it in advance of Saturday. First-time center back Liz Parker, who played defense for the first time on Thursday, left the game with a rolled ankle. When lineups change unexpectedly at this point in the season, there’s little time to react.“It’s like a crash course,” Minder said. “If you re-arrange the furniture in your house, it’s going to take you awhile, but we don’t have that time.” Andy Buhler Columbian Staff Writer “That’s the best way that you can start a game is to immediately put the pressure on the other team,” Minder said.It also helped settle the pregame jitters some may have had entering a loser-out situation.“It definitely gave us confidence,” senior Jenna Efraimson said. “We were nervous, we weren’t sure how it would go.”The Papermakers piled on when Carla Jooste cleaned up a deflected shot off a corner kick for a ninth minute goal to put Camas up 2-0. Camas Papermakers GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. By Andy Buhler, Columbian Staff Writer Published: November 1, 2018, 10:52pm CAMAS–Roland Minder’s scouting report on South Kitsap heading into Thursday night was simple: They don’t allow many goals.If the Papermakers were to win the loser-out, they’d need to score on a sturdy defense, so said the coach. It took Camas — more specifically, Maddie Kemp– all of 13 seconds to make good on Minder’s scout.The senior pressured a dropped ball moments after the opening kickoff and scored en route to a 5-2 bi-district win over South Kitsap, which booked the program a ticket to state for the 14th time in the last 15 years.The Papermakers’ dynamic offense was firing on all cylinders, starting with Kemp’s early goal. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Share: Tagslast_img read more

Trail Blazers hold off Cavaliers’ rally for 123-110 win

first_img Subscribe Today Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, left, passes against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Cleveland. Portland won 123-110. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Photo Gallery Share: Cleveland appeared to tie the game early in the fourth, but Larry Nance Jr.’s 3-pointer was waved off after the Blazers were charged with a common foul on a screen set by Dellavedova.Seth Curry hit all five 3-point attempts and finished with 15 points for Portland, which is in fourth place in the Western Conference.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: McCollum is a native of Canton, Ohio. He had his jersey retired Sunday at Lehigh, where he starred in college. … Portland is 13-15 on the road. … F Evan Turner (left knee) missed his second game in a row.Cavaliers: Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points. … Rookie guard Collin Sexton scored 11 points. He was 3 of 14 from the field and had one assist. … Love was the only starter to score in the first quarter. GO CLEVELAND (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 35 points and the Portland Trail Blazers hung on after nearly squandering a 23-point halftime lead to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-110 on Monday night.The Blazers needed a 14-0 run late in the fourth quarter to finally put away a game that looked like a rout in the first half.Cleveland cut the lead to 88-84 going into the fourth and was behind 105-102 with 4:42 left, but Portland’s backcourt duo of McCollum and Damian Lillard took over from there.McCollum scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and finished the night hitting 12 of 18 shots, including 7 of 8 3-pointers. Lillard scored eight of his 21 points in the final period. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. By STEVE HERRICK, , Associated Press, Trail Blazers hold off Cavaliers’ rally for 123-110 win CJ McCollum scores 35 points center_img Published: February 25, 2019, 8:20pm Cedi Osman scored 27 points for the Cavaliers, who were attempting to win three straight for the first time this season. Kevin Love, playing his fifth game since returning from foot surgery, had 18 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.The Blazers, coming off road wins over playoff contenders Brooklyn and Philadelphia, seemed to be on their way to a comfortable win against the Cavaliers, who have the league’s third-worst record.Portland scored the game’s first 14 points and continued to pour it on in the second quarter, taking a 71-48 lead into halftime.Cleveland rallied in the third quarter, and Matthew Dellavedova’s 3-pointer with a second left cut the lead to 88-84. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: 6 Photos Receive latest stories and local news in your email: NOT YETCavaliers coach Larry Drew said forward Tristan Thompson hasn’t been cleared to go through a full-court practice with contact and won’t return until he does.“If he passes that test he’ll be deemed ready to play,” Drew said. “That has to happen.”Thompson missed his 16th straight game with a sore left foot and has been out for a total of 26 games because of the injury.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Visit Boston on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Visit New York on Thursday.[–][–][–]More AP NBA: and[–]Sportslast_img read more

TTC and TreadRight Foundation Support Wildlife SOS – India on Earth Day

first_imgDELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 30, 2017 – The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, has announced that it will support TreadRight Heritage Initiative partner Wildlife SOS – India this coming Earth Day. For every booking made on Saturday, April 22, 2017 with TTC’s family of award-winning brands around the world, The TreadRight Foundation will donate $1 to Wildlife SOS – India to help save elephants in abusive or harmful situations. Participating brands include African Travel, Inc., Brendan Vacations, Contiki, Costsaver, Grand European Travel, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, Lion World Travel, and Trafalgar. Asian elephants in India suffer from a lack of public awareness regarding their welfare, which sadly results in their exploitation for street begging, circus performances, or entertainment and temple processions. Our partner in India, Wildlife SOS, aims to help rescue and rehabilitate elephants in distress, including those being used illegally under deprived conditions. Wildlife SOS currently offers medical services to elephants in need, and trains their handlers on humane treatment and management. They also run two elephant conservation and rehabilitation centers in India. Each dollar donated by TreadRight to Wildlife SOS as part of the Earth Day campaign will go directly towards supporting the organization’s land fund for the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India with the goal of expanding the existing rescue center in order to provide space to house 50 more elephants that are in need of rescue. In addition, TTC, TreadRight, and Wildlife SOS will publish “A Guide to Ethical Elephant Experiences” featuring important tips to help responsible travelers know what to avoid, to ensure their elephant experiences are rewarding for people and elephants alike. “Working with Wildlife SOS in India as one of our TreadRight Wildlife Initiative partners, we’ve had the tremendous opportunity to fully appreciate the remarkable effort and care their entire organization commits to saving elephants,” says Chief Executive of TTC and Founder of The TreadRight Foundation, Brett Tollman. “That is why our travel brands across the planet are participating in this important Earth Day campaign, helping Wildlife SOS secure the land required to care for elephants still desperately in need of rescuing from harmful situations.” “Wildlife SOS is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the Asian elephant in India, which remains the last stronghold of these magnificent mammals in the wild,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS – India, Kartick Satyanarayan. “Awareness and training workshops for law enforcement, elephant owners and caretakers are vital to changing age-old mindsets and policies that have allowed elephants to continue to be harvested from the wild and held in cruel captivity. We are grateful to The TreadRight Foundation for extending their support to Wildlife SOS to help save the Asian elephant.”last_img read more

Travel Planners International July Partner of the Month: AMAWaterways

first_imgORLANDO, FL – Travel Planners International, a top travel host and sales, marketing and support agency for the travel professional, has started a new program – Partner of the Month. It’s a perfect example of how the organization strives to bring new initiatives and events to engage preferred partners with the TPI family. July’s Partner of the Month is AmaWaterways, a luxury river cruise line. “As a Preferred Partner of Travel Planners International for many years, it has been so rewarding to watch our business grow together. We have truly enjoyed getting to know so many TPI agents personally and working directly with you to grow your river cruise business with AmaWaterways. The entire AmaFamily is happy to be a part of the TPI Family, and our business model strategy will continue to focus 100% on our strong partnership and support your travel agent network,” said Diane Horan, CTC, Regional Director of Key Accounts, AmaWaterways. Guests who travel with AmaWaterways discover local culture and sights on included tours and then hop back on their luxurious river cruise ship and sail to the next stunning city or charming town. Their river cruise fares includes shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that guests can use to explore on their own or join their guided bike tours. “When our BDM with AmaWaterways speaks to a crowd, she paints a picture better than anyone I know. She draws in her audience, explains the features and benefits of river cruising and has them wanting to run home and pack. She is a great story-teller and that helps me create those memories for my clients,” said Denise Koranek, ACC, AWE, Sunset Vacations & Travel Planning. An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than the destination – it’s the journey. They invite travelers to take one of their European river cruises, Asia river cruises, or Africa river cruises and see the world in luxury and comfort.  ABOUT TRAVEL PLANNERS INTERNATIONAL:Travel Planners International is a marketing and support agency for new and experienced travel professionals. Travel agents partner with Travel Planners International for their profit-generating marketing programs, consumer connect options, negotiation power, small-business training events and time-saving back-office support. Being an advocate for the travel industry as a whole, Travel Planners International educates and connects consumers directly to their collection of specialized travel agents and preferred industry suppliers through their interactive consumer-facing website, strong social media presence, direct consumer marketing, as well as their collaborative ventures with complementary industry associations and consortia. For more information, please visit read more

Join the Festive Fun This Holiday Season at Red Carnation Hotels in Europe and the UK

first_imgCocktails in the Ski Lodge, holiday-themed afternoon teas, and a special Harrod’s offer  BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 30, 2018 – It’s not too late to book a holiday stay at one of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s family of award-winning hotels in London, Guernsey, Dorset or Geneva. During the festive season, our properties offer something for everyone, from a chic “après ski” experience, to specially crafted afternoon teas, to Christmas wreath-making classes, and more. Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair, London: A Christmas-themed afternoon tea is the perfect way to warm up and relax after a busy day of shopping and festive strolls in the capital. This lovely afternoon tradition starts with a warming shot of mulled wine, and features a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats including our Chocolate yule log, cranberry and coconut Christmas balls, and gingerbread man cupcakes. All served with your choice of loose teas, flowering teas, coffee, and a special Chesterfield Christmas blend tea. $59 per person. For bookings please call 011 44 207 491 2622 or visit  The Ski Lodge at The Montague on the Gardens, London: The magical Ski Lodge at The Montague on the Gardens in Bloomsbury is back for another season! The Wood Deck has been transformed into a festive alpine-themed pop-up bar complete with all the trappings of winter, minus the cold: pine trees, snow men, ski racks, and strings of fairy lights. Homemade flavored schnapps and vodkas, including candy cane, butterscotch and toffee, are served alongside classic winter tipples like mulled wine, spiced cider, and decadent ‘hot choctails.’ A selection of tasty seasonally inspired foods like turkey schnitzel, bratwurst and deep-fried Camembert are also available. Noon – 9:00 p.m., through January 13, 2019; $50 per person for a 1.5-hour pass. For bookings please call 011 44 207 958 7731 or visit ‘Dreaming of a Harrod’s Christmas’ offer at The Egerton House Hotel, London: Harrod’s, perhaps the world’s most famous department store, is transformed into a festive wonderland at Christmas, overflowing with irresistible gifts, glittering decorations and the sweetest of holiday treats. With the exclusive ‘Dreaming of a Harrod’s Christmas’ package guests receive a complimentary $66 voucher to spend at the store, which is just a five-minute walk from the hotel. This two-night offer also includes afternoon tea for two, a glass of bubbly for each person, and a full English breakfast on both days. Prices start from $954 for two nights based on two adults sharing. For bookings call 011 44 20 7589 2412, or visit  Indian-inspired mince pie at The Rubens at the Palace, London: Inspired by spices and flavors from the hotel’s very own Curry Roomrestaurant, the talented pastry team at The Rubens at the Palace have created a mince pie with an Indian twist this Christmas. The Gajar Ka Halwa Mince Pie combines a popular Indian carrot-based sweet dessert, Gajar Ka Halwa, with traditional Christmas spices and melt-in-the-mouth pastry. These special mince pies are the perfect accompaniment to the mouth-watering dishes available at The Rubens’ Curry Room throughout December. Walk-in guests who order a festive eggnog cocktail at the New York Bar will also enjoy a Gajar Ka Halwa Mince Pie with their drink. For more information and bookings please call 011 44 20 7834 6600 or visit Christmas Wreath Making Class at Summer Lodge, Dorset: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Spa and Restaurant, located in the charming village of Evershot in Dorset, is hosting Christmas wreath-making workshops throughout December, allowing both residents and visitors to create a festive adornment for their home. Attendees will enjoy tasty refreshments like mulled wine and mince pie while they design and create their wreath, and they even get a take-home kit so they can practice at home. 1.5 hours; runs throughout December 2018. $58 per person. To make a reservation, call 011 44 1935 482 000 or visit  The Alpine Lodge at The Old Government House, Guernsey: This historic Channel Islands hotel has transformed its rooftop terrace into The Alpine Lodge , a cozy haven complete with snowy scenery, a flickering fire, comfy sofas and blankets to snuggle up in. The bar is fully stocked with holiday-themed drinks, including mulled wine, spiced cider, flavored schnapps and beer served in steins. The menu includes Alpine-inspired comfort food like Swiss Gruyère and onion soup, chicken and chestnut mushroom cheese wheel spätzle, and Black Forest gâteau slice. $51 per person for a 3-hour pass; open through January 2, 2019. For more information call 011 44 1481 724 921, or visit  Traditional Advent Afternoon Tea at Hotel d’Angleterre, Geneva: Overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Geneva and distant snow-capped Mont Blanc, Geneva’s only five-star boutique hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea with a festive twist. The pastry chef prepares Christmas-themed treats including a classic yule log, meringue snowmen, gingerbread, panna cotta, macarons, cheesecake and praline puffs, which are served alongside your choice of Betjeman & Barton teas from around the world. Afterwards perhaps you can meander through the city’s cobblestone streets under twinkling Christmas lights, and explore nearby Bastions Park, which is transformed into a Christmas Village with a fondue chalet, ice-skating rink and local artisan stalls. $49 per person or $83 for two. For more information and bookings please call 011 41 906 55 14 or visit For more information about The Red Carnation Hotel Collection or to make a reservation, visit us at, or email  ABOUT THE RED CARNATION HOTEL COLLECTIONRed Carnation Hotels is a collection of 17 family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition, with an exceptional reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings. Great pride is taken in delivering warm, thoughtful and highly personalized service.last_img read more

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and CCCJ Sign MOU

first_img The world’s largest professional accountancy body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and develop the profession in Jamaica.The MOU was signed during the CCCJ’s 15th annual conference, which was held recently. Executive Director of the CCCJ, Dr. Donna Powell Wilson, told JIS News that over the years, community colleges have been forging partnerships with professional bodies for certification aligned to programmes they offer.“The MOU is aimed at building the capacity of students who are pursuing professional accounting qualification,” she explained.Meanwhile, ACCA business development manager with responsibility for Jamaica, Maria Sookdeo, said that she was delighted to sign the MOU to further enhance relationships with key stakeholders like the CCCJ.“The ACCA is an ambitious, forward-looking global organisation, and signing MOUs with like-minded partners is a key strategic aim in our goal to create accountants the world needs. The CCCJ is a fantastic partner for ACCA, as we share a commitment to raise educational standards in Jamaica,” she said.Dr. Powell Wilson explained that under the MOU, students pursuing an Associate in Business Studies will be provided with the opportunity to register for the ACCA professional qualification, while those pursuing a Bachelor in Business Studies in Accounting Major, can get up to five exemptions and also register with ACCA at significantly discounted rates.She pointed out that students will also have access to ACCA resources, and the faculties will benefit from resource personnel who are on the ACCA list. As part of the MOU, the ACCA has reviewed the community colleges accounting curriculum for both the Bachelor’s programme and the Associate in Business Studies programme to look at equivalency and to see where students may get the exemption.“Once the ACCA gives their stamp of approval for the exemption from particular examinations, students can take that with them worldwide. ACCA is a worldwide qualification, so students will enjoy the benefits locally and internationally,” Dr. Powell Wilson said.There are nine examinations in the ACCA suite of the Associate in the Business Studies and the Bachelor’s in Business Studies in Accounting Major, and after the curriculum assessment was done, the local community colleges gained five exemptions.The community colleges that are eligible for exemptions are the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE); Excelsior Community College; Moneague College, and Montego Bay and Portmore Community colleges. The world’s largest professional accountancy body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and develop the profession in Jamaica. Story Highlightscenter_img “The MOU is aimed at building the capacity of students who are pursuing professional accounting qualification,” she explained.last_img read more

Escape From It All with a Solitudinous Stay in The Range at

first_img This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway Outside, The Range is a simple structure, clad all in black steel. Partially set into a small hill, the holiday home looks out to the farmland and mountains to the north, while at the back, you get views of the ocean in the east. A massive wooden deck and and plunge pool allow you to look out to the water while enjoying the soft ocean breezes. Inside, The Range is a well-appointed, carefully-styled masculine space we would love to call home. Warm wood covers the walls and vaulted ceilings, contrasted by cool concrete floors. The open-plan layout includes a minimalist kitchen with gray cabinetry, a Scandinavian style dining table, and a living area decked out in contemporary furnishings. A ceiling-mounted fireplace in the seating area offers warmth on cool nights and is positioned in front of a wall of glass. Exterior copper louvers on the wall can be moved to open up the view out to the water or closed to provide a bit of privacy (not that you need it with no one else around).DovecoteThe luxury accommodations don’t end there. Sliding walls of glass turn the dining area into an open-air room. The beds are made up with premium linens and black leather headboards. To truly relax, you can enjoy a glass of complimentary local wine while taking in views of the water from the massive soaking tub in the spa-like bathroom. Go ahead, add some bubble bath, we won’t tell anyone.A stay at The Range is a chance to escape it all and experience true luxury while surrounded by Australia’s stunning countryside. Away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, The Range offers a chance to fully unwind. Along with getting to explore the 150-acre property, there is a private path to Werri Beach, a lagoon, and easy access to the Kiama Coast Walk. But with a fully decked out, stylish and luxurious holiday home at your disposal, you likely won’t venture far from The Range.For a look at other Australian architecture, take a gander at House 28 or the country’s famous Pole House. Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner Dovecote Dovecote 1 of 4 DovecoteLet’s be honest – it’s not hard to find jaw-droppingly beautiful spots in Australia. The land down under offers something for everyone. With rainforests in the north, the desert of the Outback, and mountains scattered throughout, the country is an outdoor adventurer’s dream destination. And don’t forget the continent-nation offers some of the best coastlines on the planet. In the state of New South Wales, you can climb mountains in the morning and cool off with a dip in the ocean that afternoon. The Range at Dovecote is ideally situated to let you take advantage of all of that and more. Located in the town of Gerringong, about two hours south of Sydney, Dovecote is a 150-acre oceanfront luxury getaway offering just two exclusive accommodations. Surrounded by rolling farmlands and overlooking Werri Beach, the retreat provides the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere while actually only being a ten-minutes drive from town. While both vacation homes at Dovecote are stunning, The Range is a more intimate getaway, sleeping just two to four guests, rather than The Headland’s spacious eight-guest, four-bedroom layout. Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Dovecote Dovecote Next The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Previous Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Our Favorite Sustainable Styles in Honor of Earth Day

first_img $38 from For Days $45 from Prana Canopy Baseball Cap with Three PatchesCanopy Hats, currently an Indiegogo campaign, features a choice of trucker, dad, or flat-brim cap silhouette with a variety of patches that can easily be swapped out for different looks and messages. The brand is just getting started, but the concept is to branch out with endless possibilities for collaborations. For now, at least, the caps incorporate organic eco-twill and recycled plastic materials and even the snapbacks are made from recycled plastic bottles. Think of it as “one cap to rule them all” situation.  $35 from Topiku DL1961 Nick 34″ Darkside Slim-fit JeansDL1961 uses about eight gallons of water to make a pair of jeans, which contrasts markedly with the traditional 1,500 gallons it takes to make most jeans. And most of that water is just dumped into the ecosystem after use. DL1961, on the other hand, treats and recycles 98% of the water they use. They also follow several organic and recycling standards for the cotton fabric used in each pair. Those are just part of the brand’s vertically integrated, ecologically-friendly manufacturing standards. Heck, we just think these are a perfect look to pair with a classic white T-shirt or to throw on with a sportcoat for dressier occasions.  $62 from Coalatree The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits Veja SDU RT SneakersVeja makes a sporty collection of sneakers that are a perfect upgrade to your casual shoe wardrobe, but that also happens to be great for the planet and the communities where it’s produced. Inspired by the fair trade model they’d seen utilized so well in the food industry, the founders started a company that would be as good for the workers as for the planet. Made in France and South America, the company distributes through Ateliers Sans Frontières, a company that helps reintegrate vulnerable citizens back into society through work. The company also uses ecologically tanned leather, organic cotton, and wild rubber from the Amazon. $240 from Dyne For Days T-ShirtHonorable Mention #1: Still just in the start-up stage, join For Days and pick an organic T-shirt or sweatshirt … then send it back to the closed loop apparel company to exchange it for another (for $8) when you get bored with it. The shirt you wore will be recycled, not thrown into a landfill or dumped in a developing country (where, the company asserts, 85% of “thrift” clothes end up). The downside? For Days is so new it’s still in the process of making shirts … and taking names. Go to the website to join the waiting list.  $29 from Indiegogo Coalatree Evolution HoodieAnother crowdfunded venture, Coalatree’s hoodie is created from recycled plastic bottles blended with coffee grounds! It’s not only ecologically friendly, but it also features a hidden zippered pouch, perfect to stash valuables while traveling, as well as two organizer pockets and a hanging loop for keys. The hoodie even zips into its own pocket becoming a perfect pillow for the plane, bus, or train. Coffee is a naturally odor-absorbing material, so by incorporating the grounds into the fibers, odors are trapped as you sweat. Because the grounds are embedded into the fabric, it’s a permanent feature that will never wash out.  $198 from DL1961 Editors’ Recommendations How to Shave With a Straight Razor The fashion industry is going through a sea change in modern times. More and more companies are listening to their customers—if not their executives’ hearts—and implementing new policies, procedures, and products that have a positive impact on our environment. The trend isn’t just hitting the way clothes are produced, either. The entire apparel ecosystem is changing, from more and more innovative products getting off the ground with Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns, to a thriving resale market competing with more traditional retailers. To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve gathered some companies that we think are doing decisive things for the planet, but that will also give a stylish kick to your spring wardrobe. Want to get in on the “reuse, reduce, recycle” trend? We’ve also included a few interesting spots to shop — or sell — product that are looking for a second lease on life.  Topiku Kartini HatMake sure, when headed out the door for Earth Day volunteer projects, to keep that noggin’ covered from spring’s bright sun. Topiku (meaning “my hat” in Indonesian) makes its baseball caps from upcycled/recycled materials — its brims come from salvaged buckets, its leather trim comes from shoe-making scraps, and its buttons from aluminum cans. The fabric itself is even deadstock organic cotton twill. The “hidden” batik panel under the brim comes from “scraps” from designer brand Danar Hadi, making each cap a one-of-a-kind find.  Prana Wayfree T-ShirtPrana offers a collection of comfortable men’s and women’s apparel, from T-shirts to sweatshirts, shorts, denim, and swimwear. The site makes it easy to select Recycled Content, Fair Trade Certified, Bluesign Certified, and more parameters; as well as performance features like stretch, wicking, etc. We like this hemp/recycled polyester/Tencel lyocell french terry blend T-shirt that has natural odor-reducing features, and comes in four great colors.  Dyne Renzo Full Zip HoodieDyne’s founder and creative director Christopher Bevans brings some serious streetwear chops to the table, having worked for Sean John, Nike, and Billionaire Boys Club. But it was his sustainability practices that led him to speak at the United Nations for a conference gathering together representatives of the sports, fashion design, and science industries. Bevans utilizes the latest in fabric technology to produce a collection that is athleisure 2.0. This waterproof jacket, for instance, not only features stretch and reflective detailing — so it’s as perfect for a bike ride or run in the rain as it is to wear for a night out or to work — it is also sourced from sustainably run factories. The cool factor? Dyne’s “Near Field Technology” is incorporated into each garment so that certain smartphones can “read” the garment, bringing it up in a browser for product and care information, as well as to purchase if your buddy loves your new jacket.  The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana $120 from East Dane 12 Best Travel Backpacks to Take With You on the Road Stadium GoodsStadium Goods curates a collection of sneakers from across the globe and may be the place where you can find that specific pair of trainers you’ve been lusting for…but be prepared: This is not your local charity thrift shop. A pair of Nike Air Max 97s is currently listed on the site for $850. Got a barely worn pair of Air Jordans in the back of your closet? You can also sell through the site, too. Stadium goods – and other resellers and exchange websites like it – help the earth in the simplest of way possible: by putting clothes you’re done with into the hands of someone else who wants them. Reuse for the win!Shop Stadium GoodsMore options in the recycle and reuse category: Worn Wear is Patagonia’s life extension program for their products. Clothes that have been brought into the Patagonia store that are in good shape are refreshed and repaired if necessary and then sold on site. Have some well-preserved Patagonia gear that just isn’t working for you anymore? Bring it into a Patagonia store for a trade-in.Etsy, REI, and GearTrade offer similar programs. You can also always convert your closet into your side hustle, using apps and websites Let Go, Mercari, Grailed, Poshmark, The Real Real, Amazon or eBay. Put those gently used (or never worn) clothes back into circulation, sparing the planet the stress of producing yet one more thing. For another eco-friendly product you’re guaranteed to love, check out the latest footwear collab from Sole and United by Blue, the Jasper Chukka.last_img read more

The Best Fixed Blade Knives for Camping Carving and Cutting in General

first_imgAt first blush, you might think of the term fixed bladed knife as a retronym. Didn’t all knives have a fixed blade, meaning with the blade set firmly into the handle and without a folding capability, up until recent times? Well, no. Not by a long shot. Victorinox made the pocket knife world famous when it released the vaunted Swiss Army Knife back in 1891, but in fact, folding knives date back more than 2,000 years with numerous examples found with ancient Roman origins, some possibly predating the common era by centuries.While folding blades are convenient, they will never match the durability and ease of a good fixed blade knife. And if you get a great fixed blade knife, you’ll have it for life. Just learn how to hone and sharpen that thing carefully, and keep it clean.Great full tang fixed bladed knives — full tang means the blade continues throughout the grip, adding strength and durability — come in a vast variety of shapes and sizes and they are designed for myriad uses. There are hunting knives, built to help carve up a fresh kill in the field; utility knives, designed to help with work; and fixed blade knives ideal for camping, mountaineering, or survival situations.We’re focusing on the best fixed blade knives that sit near the intersection of utility and survival. Any of these knives would be a welcome companion were you to find yourself lost in the woods; needing to cut up some cordage to help build a shelter, gut a fish, shave some kindling; or fight off a mountain lion. Bring one along whenever you camp, trek, or push for the summit, because a solid knife is useful at all times, and is precious when you’re in dire straights.Ka-Bar U.S. Marine Corps Fighting KnifeThe Ka-Bar U.S. Marine Corps Fighting Knife is a true classic that has proved its mettle time and time again. Its large blade and sharp point make it a great hunting knife, while its durability makes it a solid blade for working with wood, too. The 7-inch blade and overall length of nearly a foot make this a bigger knife than most people need, but if you ever did find yourself engaged in a self-defense situation, you’d be glad this was the fixed blade that came to hand. $74 from Amazon SOG SEAL Team EliteYou don’t have to be a Navy SEAL to use the SEAL Team Elite, but if, like a SEAL, you spend a lot of time in and around water, this is a good knife to choose. It’s highly resistant to corrosion and the handle is designed for a secure grip even with wet hands or under water. The blade is partially serrated and there is a sawtooth edge opposite the cutting edge. Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs $24 from Walmart COAST F402The Coast F402 has a relatively short 4-inch blade considering the knife measures 9 inches in overall length, but that oversized handle allows for a rock-solid grip and precision control. Which is a good thing, because Coast makes crazy sharp knives. The large handle also means that there is more of the blade tucked into the grip that is even exposed (talk about full tang), meaning the balance is superb. How to Shave With a Straight Razor Uncle Henry Golden Spike KnifeIf you want some classic outdoorsy style along with the sharpness, the Uncle Henry Golden Spike knife is a great choice. It features an imitation bone Staglon handle, a gently curved blade, and a leather sheath complete with a sharpening stone. This isn’t an expensive knife, but it’s decently well made. The blade dulls faster than most others on the list, but it sharpens quickly, too. $24 from Amazon $63 from Walmart $79 from Amazon $69 from Walmart $27 from Coast The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold Ontario Knife Company Spec Plus SP-1 Combat KnifeWhile this Ontario Knife Company blade may have been designed for fighting, I generally avoid combat. However, I’ve spent a lot of time with this knife; I have had my trusty Spec Plus SP-1 strapped to my leg as I pushed for multiple mountain summits and I brought it along during a 10-day trek through the mountains of Colombia. It’s a big knife with a solid grip and a carbon steel blade that keeps an edge well and re-sharpens easily.center_img $37 from Amazon James Brand Hell GapThe James BrandThe Hell Gap knife from The James Brand is a fantastically lightweight knife that has a fantastically sharp blade. It’s made out Crucible s35vn stainless steel, which allows for excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance, making this a good knife to bring along on long treks. That 3.1-ounce weight is also welcome when you’re putting in the miles with a pack on your back. If you’re looking for a knife but none of these meet your specifications, check out our picks for the best pocket knives, survival knives, multi-tools, and hatchets. $37 from Amazon Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate KnifeThe Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife is a true survival tool designed by the famed survival expert himself. It has a large serrated section for sawing, it comes with a fire-starting Ferrocerium rod tucked into the sheath, and there’s an included sharpener. The relatively short section of non-serrated edge does reduce its usefulness for certain activities, like cooking in the field, but that’s a sacrifice that’s worth it for versatility. $300 from Huckberry $25 from Forestry Suppliers $191 from SOG Editors’ Recommendations $109 from Amazon Morakniv GarbergI own three Morakniv knives, two of which I acquired directly, one that came as part of a pre-stocked survival/bugout bag. If this is the blade a group of survival experts settled on when they were assembling their kit, I think it’s safe for you to consider it as a knife you use when camping out. The Garberg has a handle contoured perfectly for a steady grip even when your hand is wet with rain or sweat. Keep one in your pack for use in the wild or in your glove compartment for use any time. 9 Essential Kayak Fishing Accessories to Get You Started 5 Survival Knives That Could Save Your Lifelast_img read more

Lululemon Releases Menswear Line with Edgy German Fashion Designer

first_imgLululemon isn’t just a brand for suburban yoga MILFs, especially after their May 2019 collaboration with edgy German fashion designer Robert Geller.The detailed 12-piece collection called “Take the Moment” was created to seamlessly transition from sport to street and we’re confident in saying it’s what we’ve been waiting for “athleisure” to evolve into. Finally.Most noteworthy about the capsule is Geller’s skill for pulling technical details normally hidden in outdoor/adventure apparel and using them as bold elements of the core design. This means chunky reflective panels usually used in modesty become the structural skeleton for full neck-to-knee jackets, and pockets traditionally hidden are outlined for their boxy shape.All fabrics are lightweight, water and/or wind resistant, highly packable, made with unrestricted range of motion, and DWR-treated, blending “mindful aesthetic with technical performance,” says Lululemon in an official release.The color pallet is pure moody tonality with jolts of neon green, largely inspired by Geller’s life traveling between city and sea, with nods to Tokyo street style and runs on the ocean. The graphic wordmark “Reflect” is found throughout the collection—a mantra Geller uses daily to draw inspiration and take action in the moment.Each piece in the Lululemon X Robert Geller capsule should survive the “96-hour” test, meaning the wearer can seamlessly transition through 96 hours in their varied urban and outdoor environments without needing to change. (Challenge accepted.)Most successful is the line’s overall high-end look, bringing a new bite to Lululemon’s men’s pillar.But how did a cool German fashion designer end up working with a heritage DTC yoga brand? Well, Lululemon’s SVP of Men’s Design, Ben Stubbington, is reportedly long-time homies with Geller. Stubbington offered his team for the collaboration, with Geller leading charge.Born in Hamburg, Germany, Geller cut his teeth at Marc Jacobs before starting his own runway line, receiving GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer Award in 2009. Geller has always infused his high-fashion lines with hits of mountain aesthetic, creating a sporty yet urban style.In February 2019, Geller (43) shocked the crowd at his New York Fashion Week runway show for 2018 F/W with pieces from the Lululemon collab, including neon green and volcanic grey fluorescent jackets, layered sweatpants, hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, and a killer parka designed with a military fishtail silhouette— a jacket to end all jackets. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! Lululemon says, “The capsule is highlighted by Geller’s striking color combinations and design lines, merged with the proven performance of lululemon.” Check and, uh, check.The pieces are finely made and look their price— we’re talking $398 for the Parka, $78 for a tee, $148 for joggers, and $148 for a long-sleeve button down, to name a few. Lululemon has never been a “deals” brand and the Take the Moment line is another reminder that off-the-rack sportswear can be as stylish and well-constructed as runway fashion.The collection is available both online and in select retailers. We support wearing any of the pieces from work to the weekend and back again.Shop The Lululemon X Robert Geller Collectioncenter_img What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

How to Build the Perfect Charcuterie Board

first_img 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs Editors’ Recommendations How to Cure Prosciutto at Home How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide Hear ye, hear ye and gather round all ye men, it’s time to eat meat! Sure, a cheese platter makes for a great party dish, but don’t neglect your charcuterie.Chef Jamie Bissonnette, who wrote the book on charcuterie boards (literally, it’s called , earned acclaim for his use of meat and cheese at his Toro restaurants in New York, Boston, Bangkok, and Dubai. He’s more or less the godfather of meats, and Bissonnette gave us the rundown of how to build a jaw-dropping, drool-inducing charcuterie board.Move over. woodworking — we’ve got ourselves a new hobby.GuigalThe Manual: Why bring a meat platter instead of fruit, salad, or cheese?Jamie Bissonnette: Charcuterie always looks impressive, but beyond a little shopping time and prep, it’s an easy spread that will draw excitement with relatively little effort. Also, because charcuterie keeps so well, it’s an easy option to have on hand for last-minute get-togethers, or as an easy and light dinner when no one wants to cook a full meal.TM: What’s your No. 1 tip for setting a charcuterie board?JB: Be adventurous!TM: Which meats do you recommend? Should I ask for a certain brand?“Charcuterie always looks impressive, but beyond a little shopping time and prep, it’s an easy spread that will draw excitement with relatively little effort.”JB: It’s really all about options. While you might be familiar with the chorizo at the Spanish tapas bar or the prosciutto at the Italian restaurant, you can serve all of your favorites on one board, plus a variety of something different. At our restaurants we have mortadella, prosciutto, nduja, and then some things that might not be as well known like a porcini salami or duck prosciutto.TM: Your all-time favorites?JB: Duck prosciutto from LabBelle farms (Bella Bella Gourmet Foods), porcini salami from New England Charcuterie, and Olympia Provisions for other interesting things such as sai ua, loukanika, and cacciatore.TM: Some unexpected meats we should add?JB: Here are a few of my favorites: saucisson, pate, rillettes, chorizo, ham, and jambon de bayonne. Get to know your local butcher also and find out what their favorites are and what they recommend. Ask lots of questions.GuigalTM: So, I’m beginning to slice the meats. How do I cut to make them presentable? Or what do I ask my butcher for?JB: Charcuterie should be stored in the refrigerator. Meats are easier to slice cold, but let them warm up, as they will taste better if they sit for a bit and come to room temperature. Here’s how I recommend slicing some of my favorite charcuterie:Saucisson: I like this to be hand-cut, not too thin. The texture and chew helps the flavor really pop.Pate and terrine: I cut pate to be about the thickness of a pencil, and the same size as the bread I am serving with it — preferably bite-size portions.Rillettes: I like to leave rillettes in their pots, but be sure to allow them to come up to room temp so they spread easily.Chorizo: Aged chorizo should be cut thin, about the thickness of a credit card.Ham: Cooked ham should be cut a touch thicker then deli meat. The texture is important with a smoked and cooked ham.Jambon de bayonne: Should be cut as thinly as possible, without it sticking together or tearing up.TM: I’m so un-artistic. How do I make the board look aesthetically appealing?JB: Think beauty and balance, with various spreads and garnishes. Mix and match where the meats are placed on the board. For example, don’t place all the sausages next to each other.TM: Garnish … so, like mustard?“Think beauty and balance, with various spreads and garnishes. Mix and match where the meats are placed on the board.”JB: Charcuterie can be rich and filling, so I like to serve it with tangy garnishes which help balance out the flavors. In addition to the usual mustard and pickles, I add sweet and sour celery, marinated mushrooms, and Romesco mustard. These all add color and texture to your charcuterie board.TM: What about other jellies or cheeses?JB: I like to garnish with things that are good to start off a meal, like honey, nuts, pickles, and sweet confections, but make them more interesting by serving honey-pickled celery, pickled wild mushrooms, sweet and sour Buddha’s hand, mostardas, marcona almonds, and chestnut honey.TM: And if I don’t have those options at home while making the board?JB: When you are at home, you have full control over what meats and garnishes you put on your charcuterie board — you are the chef! Sometimes cooking garnishes for your charcuterie board can be even more fun than a full meal, because it shows how a little personal touch can really change the board and how you pair cured meats, garnishes, and wines.GuigalTM: Ahh, wines. How do you choose a wine pairing?JB: Balance is the main objective when it comes to pairing your charcuterie with wine at home. I recommend Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc and Rouge wines to pair with a charcuterie board. The unoaked white and well-balanced red are awesome with the fat, salt, and deep flavors of cured meat. The wines bring interesting complementary fruit, floral, and spice notes that tie together the meal.TM: What kind of board should I use?JB: The thicker the board, the more impressive the presentation looks.TM: How much is this going to cost me?JB: It depends on how high-brow you want to go, but it can be anywhere from $30 to $50, and this also depends on how many people you are trying to feed.TM: Can your book help us in this quest?JB: My book will help with ideas for unique things to look for, things you can try to make at home, and to give you the confidence with ingredients you don’t see every day.TM: What was the first charcuterie meat you fell in love with?JB: Liverwurst.Article originally published November 30, 2017. How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Knowlast_img read more

【SNAPSHOT】Where are you headed Togoshiginza Shoutengai

first_img“Where are you headed?”Do you want to have a peek at the life of local Japanese people? This time we got chance to talk with some people at the-most-famous Togoshi-ginza shoutengai.Mitama Festival with my Kids─── Mitama Festival is held at Yasukuni Shrine, right?Yes. They have it today, so I will visit there with my kids and friends.─── Do you have any recommendations of places for tourists from other countries?The Emperor’s Palace, Kagurazaka area, and can’t forget Kyoto. You should go there at least once.(Mrs.F and 3 others)IKEA Kohoku Store for Furniture─── What are you going to purchase there?I’ve just moved in to Togoshi-ginza, so I gotta get my new bed.─── Sounds great. Can you tell us your favorite shop around here?Yakitori Restaurant “Ryuho(竜鳳)”! It’s cheap but good.(Mr.H and his friend)InformationTogoshi-ginza Shoutengai(戸越銀座商店街)HP(JP): Shrine(靖国神社)HP(EN): Kohoku Store(IKEA 港北店)HP(EN): read more

Spring Has Arrived MATCHAs Sakura Guide

first_imgEnjoy The Fukagawa Odori Japanese Dance School’s Hanami Event!A special spring event, the students of the Fukagawa Odori Japanese Dance School, put on stunning seasonal dance performances that highlight the beauty of the season and instruct visitors in appreciating traditional Japanese arts.Hanami Five Famous Sakura Viewing Spots In The Kansai RegionMuch like Kanto, Kansai has its own fair share of fabulous cherry blossom spots, many of which also have their own yozakura events as well. These are must-sees for hanami and for the amazing photographs they inspire. Six Picturesque Sakura Viewing Spots In The Tōhoku RegionThe sakura season starts later in the northern Tohoku region of Japan, and as a result, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms much later in the spring here than anywhere else in Japan. Doesn’t that scene in the photo look fascinating? Where do you think it is? The Five Main Varieties Of SakuraAlthough they may appear quite similar to the untrained eye, there are numerous subtle differences between cherry blossoms, especially when considering the main five types that you are likely to see during your spring travels in Japan. Experience Spring Festivals and Events in Japan from March to MayThere are many different incredible spring festivals and events to take part in in Japan, and here we have put together a list of some of the most popular, most interesting and most beautiful events that visitors to Japan won’t want to miss. Sakura Flavored: Gorgeous Cherry Blossom SweetsWhat would the spring be without sakura flavored treats? Sakura and green tea soft serve ice cream, stunning Japanese traditional sweets and more can be found all across Japan during the spring. Gion’s Best Sakura SpotsIf you are a fan of Japanese history, then visiting Kyoto must be high on your list. We recommend heading there in the spring, in order to see the old streets of Gion covered in cherryssblossoms – you won’t soon forget it! Why Do The Japanese Love Sakura?The official flower of the spring, and one of the symbols of Japan, the Japanese have loved the cherry blossom since the Heian era. But why? Four Famous Sakura Viewing Spots in HokkaidoThe northernmost part of Japan, Hokkaido is thought of by many to be a wintery place, with not much to offer during other seasons, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Hokkaido has its own spring charms, and plenty to see that will have you rethinking its status as a snowy place.Western Japan 6 Great Cherry Blossom Spots In The Tokyo Metro AreaThere are plenty of interesting cherry blossom spots in Tokyo overall, some hidden, and some immediately recognizable. Find 6 of the best here! Cherry blossoming viewing parties have been popular in Japan since the Heian era, and here we have provided all the relevant information you will need in order to have your very own hanami event.Hanami – How To Enjoy Cherry Blossom Viewing15 Items To Make Your Hanami Great!Finding The Perfect Spot: Saving A Hanami SiteMind Your Manners: Proper Hanami EtiquetteClean Up The Right Way: Dealing With Trash After A HanamiSakura Spots by Region Spring in Japan: Traveling, Clothing and Weather in March-MayThe weather and what to expect of the season are very important things to know before traveling anywhere in the world – if you know how to pack, you can plan for any occasion, which is vital when visiting another country. Here you will find the average weather and conditions for spring in Japan.Spring Events The Amazing Golden Toshogu Shrine: A Great Hanami SpotUeno Park is known as a great place to see the cherry blossoms, but this golden shrine within the park is one of the best places to see the collaboration of the seasonal blossoms and Japanese history come to life. Sakura Spots Around Sumidagawa – Part 1 and Part 2The Sumida river is perhaps best known for its summer fireworks festival, however there are numerous sakura spots located up and down the length of the river and in its surrounding area. Here you can enjoy the combination of historical sights dating back to the Edo era, alongside ultra-modern structures like Tokyo SkyTree and more. See A Pink Tunnel Made Of Cherry Blossoms At Sakurazaka, Tokyo!If you are a fan of Masaharu Fukuyama, then you will probably have heard of Sakurazaka before, but did you know that it was a real place? It is! This amazing and romantic spot is a must see for his fans and lovers of cherry blossoms. Five Sakura Viewing Spots In The Tokyo AreaHere are 5 more popular sakura spots in Tokyo, including at some gardens and other spots you might not have heard of before. Amazing Views! 4 Sakura Viewing Spots In the Kanto RegionThe Kanto region overall has many fantastic cherry blossoms locations, each having different types of trees and their own unique festivals and events to enjoy. If you want to take some day trips to see the flowers, this is the article for you!Northern Japan Experience The Stunning Sakura At Chidorigafuchi, TokyoMy personal favorite – Chidorigafuchi is, in my opinion, the best place to enjoy the cherry blossoms in all of Tokyo. The stunning trees, the moat… it is a fantastical landscape that will have you captivated by the sakura in no time. Shimmering Sakura Along The Kanda Riverside, WasedaAnother hidden spot, the sakura along the Kanda riverside will take you back to the Japan of the early 20th century, with nostalgic tram lines, shops, buildings and more plus brilliant cherry trees along this riverside. Five Must-See Sakura Spots In The Chūgoku and Shikoku RegionsThese cherry blossom viewing spots in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions are fantastical – they almost seem like sights that have come straight out of a fairy tale! You won’t soon forget a trip to any one of these places, I guarantee it.Sakura Flavored Delights Spring is a time of new life, of new chances, and of new beginnings. And in Japan, it is also the time when the symbolic flower of Japan, the sakura, or cherry blossom, blooms. These short-lived but beautiful blossoms have transfixed people from time immemorial, and in this article we will provide you with all of MATCHA’s sakura, and hanami related articles. Think of this as your guide to getting the most out of Japan’s stunning spring.Cherry Blossoms and Spring in Japan Sakura Viewing In A Castle Town! The Best Sakura Spots In KanazawaKanazawa, home to the stunning castle in the photo above, is one of the most popular places in Western Japan to view the cherry blossoms. Thousands of visitors from across Japan and around the world come here each year to take in the sights of these pink flowers in this historical castle town. The Weeping Cherry Trees In Okazaki, KyotoWeeping cherry trees, or shidarezakura, are incredibly beautiful on their own, but the sight of them against historical temples and shrines can leave you speechless. Visit Okazaki in Kyoto in order to fully understand this feeling. Sakura Viewing Guide: Top 44 Spots And Tips To Enjoy The Cherry BlossomsHere are our 44 best cherry blossom viewing spots, all in one convenient article! Other than these great locations, helpful tips to make sure that your hanami experience is the absolute best possible can be found in this article. 5 Great Sakura Viewing Spots In Kyushu Kyushu is another history rich region where you can see many charming castles surrounded by sunny sakura by day and beautifully illuminated cherry trees at night. 9 Fantastic Cherry Blossom Night Time Illuminations!Yozakura, or night cherry blossom viewing, is another activity that you can take part in during the spring, as many sakura spots have special illuminations only during this brief season. Come and see the differences between sakura by day and night at these fantastic places.The Tokyo and Kanto Region 6 Sakura Flavored Snacks Available At Convenience StoresIf you want to take some of the flavors of the season home with you, then picking up some of these sakura flavored sweets at your nearest convenience store is the best option. Just stop in and see what you can find!last_img read more

Digital image archive set up to aid cancer research

first_imgKolkata: Aiming to harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning methods for medical queries in the field of image banking, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Tata Medical Center (TMC) have created an architecture image bio-bank to aid cancer research in the country, an official said on Saturday. The bio-bank, named the Comprehensive Digital Archive of Cancer Imaging (CHAVI), will address the emerging field of imaging-related research. On the success of the pilot project, it can be scaled up to a larger set of medical images. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Medical imagery can then be combined with AI to enable the reach of treatment to more people as well as provide targeted therapy based on individual symptoms. IIT Kharagpur, through the National Digital Library Initiative (NDLI) of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), has joined hands in initiating a pilot project on developing an image data bank for cancer patients, and the present focus is on radio oncology. As a pilot, radiation oncology-related images are being banked within the NDLICHAVI RO project. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “The overarching aim is to build up a national bank of annotated images with a flexible query interface and link it with a pipeline of radiomic (extracting a large amount of features from radiographic medical images) services for furthering radiomic research in large image datasets,” the official said in a statement. Also, TMC has created a large repository of medical data and images of cancer patients including outcomes of treatment in many cases. It faced various challenges while building this system. The first and foremost was preserving the anonymity of patients as well as maintaining adequate referential integrity, a necessity for carrying out useful research. A workshop titled “Structuring a Collaborative National Image Banking Program” supported by MHRD through the NDLI project was organised here on Friday at TMC to enhance the CHAVI project. Several expert doctors from India, the US, the UK and specialists in the area of Computer Science from India participated in the panel discussions and presentations. “We need more affordable solutions in India for cancer treatment, the majority of our patients are middle class and lower middle class and cannot afford genomic analysis. Image banking combined with predictive/prescriptive AI can enable us to identify signatures as a much more cost-effective alternative,” Sanjoy Chatterjee, TMC, Kolkata said. Talking about the unique project, Partha Pratim Chakrabarti from NDLI said: “The CHAVI project is the first of its kind. The objective of the National Digital Library of India is to make accessible material for doing research that normally could not have been done in India. With the CHAVI project, as a beginning, we have chosen cancer imaging database along with Tata Medical Centre because of their tremendous expertise”. “Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases in our country. If we are able to create a very well defined, annotated database, it will help researchers as well as doctors to be able to do early, more accurate diagnosis and provide better treatment for our people which is a lot more cost-effective,” he added.last_img read more

Dumas divorce record shows Facebook and texting concerns

first_imgRenée Yetman sat down for an on-camera interview with APTN on July 16. (Ken Welsh/APTN)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsManitoba Grand Chief Arlen Dumas denied last week he messaged a woman half his age – asking her to “meet up” – and suggested unnamed political adversaries were impersonating him online in a fake Facebook account and hacked his phone.But since his denial three women have come forward to APTN News saying they received texts similar to those sent Bethany Maytwayashing either on Facebook accounts or phones belonging to the grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC).Dumas’s former wife also voiced concerns about Dumas messaging women on his phone and computer in public court documents detailing their marriage break up.On July 10 APTN reported Toronto-area doula Shannon Jennifer said Dumas contacted her through Facebook in 2016.Jennifer said for about a year she would get random occasional messages from Dumas’s Facebook account on Messenger.Things like  “beautiful pics” or simply “have a good day.”“He repeatedly messaged me without reply from me, that was the creepy part,” said Jennifer, who was 37 and married at the time.She wasn’t offended by anything he said, but having a man unknown to her persistently reach out to her did upset her husband.Dumas was staying part-time in Toronto at the time and was chief of Mathias Colomb First Nation in northern Manitoba, according to public divorce records.The messages stopped, Jennifer said, when he became AMC grand chief in 2017 and deleted his personal Facebook account.Earlier this week a different woman who asked for anonymity showed APTN a string of texts from the grand chief’s phone, but she asked that they not be published because doing so may identify her and she fears repercussions.Those texts included a social invitation.On Monday, a third woman, Renée Yetman went public on Facebook to discuss her relationship with Dumas.Yetman says she took to Facebook with her story because she wanted to show support for Maytwayashing.Bethany Maytwayashing says some messages from the grand chief made her feel uncomfortable. (APTN file)She says her relationship with Dumas began after weeks of exchanging texts by phone and Facebook in 2018.Yetman, a mother of two who lives in Winnipeg, said she was 32 and singing in a female drum group when she first met Dumas at a community celebration following his election as grand chief in 2017.She said they added each other on Facebook afterwards and began texting via phone. She said he told her he was single and had four children.Renée Yetman provided these examples of texts she exchanged with Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. Yetman said they exchanged dozens of messages – some of which she’s kept and shown APTN – and hung out a few times in Winnipeg.She said another time he invited her back to his apartment and, believing he was interested in pursuing a relationship, she accepted, and they had consensual sex.But right after, she said he dressed, told her he had to get to the airport, and offered to drive her home.She said she didn’t hear from him for a week, and when he finally replied to her messages, she said he said, ‘Yeah, Renée, I’m not as hungry as you are.’Yetman says he then disclosed to her that he was in a relationship with another woman.An affidavit filed in conjunction with his divorce from Ward confirms Dumas was in a relationship at the time.Yetman said she felt hurt and used by Dumas, and found herself missing his advice and support.“I was just going to see where it was going,” she said in an interview. “I was attracted to his positivity…and humble attitude.”AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas has been embroiled in a texting scandal for two weeks. (APTN file)Divorce documents show Dumas met Jennifer Ward at Mt. Allison University in Sackville, N.B., in 1996, where they were both full-time students. They began a relationship in 1998 and later married, but the marriage failed.At the time of the divorce proceedings the documents identify Dumas as the chief of Mathias Colomb, a fly-in community in northern Manitoba.“…After the petitioner became chief I observed that his attitude and actions towards me began to change,” Ward said in an affidavit of July 18, 2014.“…The petitioner also started developing relationships with other women, and he also admitted such to me,” she added. “I saw his text messages and Facebook messages to these women.”Ward, a chiropractor in the northern Manitoba town of The Pas, complained “the petitioner was constantly texting on his phone, or on social media sites on his computer” while the family holidayed in Disney World in 2011.That observation was confirmed by the family’s nanny: “While in Florida I observed the petitioner to spend a lot of time on his cellphone and on his laptop computer,” she said in an affidavit included in the divorce file.Dumas, in his affidavit of July 25, 2014, confirmed the family visited Disneyworld in 2011, but said his cellphone remained turned off and the condo they rented did not have a computer.“I deny that I was using social media or email during our trip,” he said.Ward cited similar behaviour by Dumas on a 2012 trip the two of them took to Las Vegas.He similarly denied contacting other women online during the Vegas vacation, adding, “I deny that I was on the computer or inattentive…“During the trip I purchased an engagement ring from Tiffany & Co. and proposed to the respondent.”The phone used to text to Yetman was a different number than the one that sent texts to Maytwayashing.APTN has been able to confirm both phone numbers are used by Dumas.AMC confirmed the phone number that texted Maytwayashing belonged to Dumas in a press statement last week.It is the same phone used to text the woman who asked to remain anonymous.The number used to text Yetman has been used by an APTN reporter to contact Dumas for past interviews.Swan Lake First Nation Chief Francine Meeches has decried Facebook posts accusing FN leaders. (APTN file)In the case of Maytwayashing,  AMC and Dumas made a statement last week saying the texts were ‘spoofs.They alleged someone other than Dumas sent the texts without him knowing by using a software to make it appear the texts came from his phone.The press release did not comment on how the texter knew details about where Dumas met Maytwayashing, or that she was a student and took a selfie with him at that meeting.After Yetman went public, AMC forwarded a screenshot to APTN of a post Yetman made about Dumas on its Facebook page on July 12 in response to a press statement about Dumas taking leave and time to heal. The statement was a follow up response to the Maytwayashing issue.Yetman praised Dumas as “a good chief for years” and was pleased to see him “take some time with yourself and family.“You will come back mighty in no time,” she wrote. “Rest up and rise up like the rest of us who been through hardships.”Asked about the post, Yetman said Thursday she had no hard feelings against Dumas. But wanted to be part of the larger conversation happening on social media about messaging between leaders and young women.APTN began reaching out to Dumas for comment last week when the texts to Maytwayashing first went public.Dumas has not responded to multiple requests for comment about Maytwayashing’s, Yetman’s  and other claims made in the last two weeks through AMC or his lawyer, David Walker. He has not commented except through press statements.Dumas’s last statement noted he would be taking a brief leave of absence “to heal with his family.”Read the statement here:Press Statement from Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs AMC, which advocates for chiefs of all First Nations in Manitoba, said in last Friday’s statement it stands behind Dumas and denounced the “media circus which focused on unfounded allegations about the grand chief.”The AMC’s Women’s Council, comprised of all female chiefs in Manitoba, initially offered to investigate the texting allegation. But has now withdrawn the offer.We “will no longer be part of the social media posts targeting First Nations leaders in Manitoba,” the council said in a statement released this week.“Chief Dumas issued an official statement denying the allegations and explained he regularly engages in message exchanges with community members seeking help…“This has created a media frenzy based on little more than Facebook posts.”APTN has twice asked AMC if it has a sexual harassment policy and to provide a copy, but it has not received a reply.Despite Dumas’s denials, Maytwayashing still believes the unwanted texts came from Manitoba’s top Indigenous leader.And she and her boyfriend, Matthew Shorting, have started a wider conversation online and in the media about harassment and what happens when Indigenous women come forward with complaints about unwanted and inappropriate messages from men in power.Matthew Shorting was first to raise concerns about the timing and nature of messages to Maytwayashing. (APTN file)Maytwayashing confirmed she and Dumas became Facebook friends in 2018 and chatted about her job and future after meeting at a Winnipeg restaurant.But she said more recent messages claiming to be Dumas under a different account stepped over the line.“What are you doing today?” part of the exchange said. “When can we meet up?”Some of the messages, she alleged, were sent late at night and on Valentine’s Day.Maytwayashing, who has a young son, said she was nervous about what a ‘meet up’ would lead to.“He was the person in every conversation who initiated the conversations,” she added.“I felt like it was really inappropriate and that I was being targeted or he was trying to pursue me.”But Dumas said that’s not true in press statements.He said she asked for advice and he “provided assistance to the best of my professional ability.”“While I was sincerely trying to respond to her requests for support, it is clear from her recent public expression of concern that she didn’t appreciate our informal message exchange,” he said in the AMC statement.“I apologize if this made her feel uncomfortable.”With files from Melissa read more

Russia to deliver 32 tons of relief supplies to Sri Lanka

Impacted by monsoon rains, Sri Lanka has recently suffered from strong floods and landslides, which have left more than 150 people dead and more than 3,000 others homeless, according to local authorities. (Colombo Gazette) Russia has finished loading an Ilyushin Il-76 plane with relief cargo scheduled for those in Sri Lanka hit by severe floods, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said Tuesday.“Following the request of the Sri Lanka’s government and in accordance with the order of the Russian government, the plane will shortly take off from Moscow for Colombo to deliver some 32 tons of relief supplies to the population of Sri Lanka affected by flooding,” the ministry said in a statement, according to the Xinhua news agency. The relief goods include mobile power stations, tents and tableware, the document said. read more

Overall decline in breastfeeding in Middle East North Africa worries UN

In fact, less than half of the mothers in the region exclusively breastfeed their infants for as long as three months, UNICEF said today in a statement released amid ongoing celebrations of World Breastfeeding Week.In addition, it said the poor nutrition and health status of women and female children in lowest-income countries like Djibouti, Yemen, Sudan (and now Iraq) creates a vicious cycle that affects the nutritional status of newborns at a very early stage.”Encouraging exclusive breastfeeding has to become a high priority in all sectors of society. Compared to breastfed babies, formula-fed babies get sick more often and are more likely to die in infancy or childhood,” said Dr. Mahendra Sheth, UNICEF Regional Health and Nutrition Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa.Even several high-income countries in the region, such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, maintain patterns similar to industrialized European countries where exclusive breastfeeding is below 35 per cent.The duration of breastfeeding is also gradually declining in most countries, especially in urban areas, according to UNICEF. As a result, inappropriate complementary feeding and weaning practices are major causes of malnutrition, which is highest in the age group between six months and two years.The key to increasing breastfeeding rates is supporting the practice through hospitals and other institutions that serve new and expectant mothers, Dr. Sheth said.”Delivering proper nutrition messages and educating the general public, particularly child care providers, on the absolute benefits of breastfeeding are key interventions we have yet to apply comprehensively in the region.”For that reason, it is hoped that the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (or BFHI) can make more headway in the region.Launched in 1991, the initiative is an effort by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that all maternity centres provide breastfeeding support. Since the BFHI began, more than 15,000 facilities in 134 countries have been awarded Baby-Friendly status due to local increases in breastfeeding. read more

Indian study shows that recent sexual attacks have scared away foreign tourists

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Indian study shows that recent sexual attacks have scared away foreign tourists by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2013 4:23 pm MDT NEW DELHI – The rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi in December followed by two attacks on foreign female travellers has altered how tourists view India and led to a sharp fall in the numbers of foreign tourists, especially women, a study said.In the three months since that attack, the number of foreigners travelling to India has dropped by 25 per cent, according to the study by the New Delhi-based Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The number of women tourists has dropped by 35 per cent, the study released late Sunday said.The gang rape of the 23-year-old university student on a bus in the heart of the Indian capital shocked a country often inured to such sexual violence. It brought hundreds of thousands of angry citizens out in the streets to demand more safety for women and harsher laws to deter the perpetrators of such acts.The study surveyed 1,200 tour operators from across the country who said that “concerns about the safety of female travellers” had impacted how foreign travellers viewed India.Since the December gang rape there have been two widely publicized incidents where foreign female travellers have been attacked.Last month a Swiss woman was gang raped in central India as she and her husband camped in a remote forest. In the second incident a young British woman says she was forced to jump out of the window of her hotel room to avoid a sexual attack in Agra, the city that is home to the Taj Mahal.According to the study, the three incidents have hurt tourism and nearly 72 per cent of the tour operators said cancellations of holiday bookings came mostly from women tourists, most of them from Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia.The study said that travellers planning trips to India had instead opted for other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.The winter months from November to March mark the peak tourist season in India.According to India’s Tourism Ministry, 6.6 million foreign tourists visited India in 2012, earning the country $17.74 billion in foreign exchange. read more

Tennis Finally Crowns An American Woman Not Named Williams

Saturday marked the first time since 1998 that the women’s draw at the U.S. Open was won by an American not named Serena or Venus. Sloane Stephens, who was ranked 957th in the world in July and entered the tournament unseeded, beat fellow American (and good friend) Madison Keys handily, 6-3, 6-0. Stephens, Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe, all of whom made at least the semifinals at this year’s Open, are all 25 years old or younger and have tons more tennis to play in their primes. Could they be the players who finally take the torch carried so long by Serena and Venus Williams?Before Thursday, it had been 36 years since every player in the semifinals of the women’s draw at the U.S. Open was an American. And before Saturday, the last American not named Williams to lift the U.S. Open trophy was Lindsay Davenport, who dominated the game from 1998 to 2000, finishing the 1998 WTA season as the top-ranked player in the world and nearly collecting a career Grand Slam over the course of just three seasons.1Davenport now coaches Madison Keys. Not a bad influence to have in your box. The Williams sisters’ dominance notwithstanding, American women have had a rough go of it at the U.S. Open — and have seen less success at every other major as well — during the past two decades. But that wasn’t always the case. During the first 20 years of the “Open era,”2The Open era began in 1968 when the French Open decided to allow professionals to play alongside amateurs. the women’s draw at the U.S. Open saw 15 champions from the U.S. It took American women three years to capture their first U.S. Open title in the Open era (Virginia Wade of Great Britain was the first to lift the trophy, in 1968, and Australian legend Margaret Court, who along with Billie Jean King is the only woman to win the U.S. Open in both the pre-Open era and the Open era, won in 1969 and 1970). But after that slow start, American women won 15 of the next 17 titles. King won in 1971, 1972 and 1974 (her last time) before passing the torch to Chris Evert.Evert dominated the tournament from 1975 to 1982 — her six titles in that span are tied with Serena Williams’s for the most in the Open era.3Helen Wills Moody — also an American — still holds the all-time record, with seven titles. Tracy Austin picked up two titles, in 1979 and 1981, and Martina Navratilova, who became an American citizen in 1981, won four of her own from 1983 to 1987.4She lost in the 1985 U.S. Open final to Hana Mandlíková.This American pre-eminence carried over to the other majors as well. From 1971 to 1987, U.S. women won at least one major in each season.51988 and 1989 were busts for anyone in women’s tennis not named Steffi Graf. In 1988, Graf asserted herself as the best tennis player on the planet by winning all four majors — and Olympic gold. In 1989, she won three of the season’s four majors. And from the beginning of the Open era through 1984, 12 different Americans made it to at least one Grand Slam final (and five of those 12 won at least one Grand Slam).The parity that once existed in U.S. women’s tennis dwindled a bit in the years that followed Navratilova’s final title at Wimbledon, in 1990 — at least in terms of the number of players who made it to a Grand Slam final. In the subsequent 27 years, just nine Americans have made at least one Grand Slam final. But of those nine, six have gone on to win at least one Grand Slam.Before Stephens did it on Saturday, the last American not named Williams to lift a trophy at a major was Jennifer Capriati, who knocked off Martina Hingis at the 2002 Australian Open. Fifteen years is a huge gap in parity, but the work of the sisters alone in this period — particularly Serena Williams, who won 23 titles — still meant that this would go down as one of the most dominant eras of American women’s tennis. The pair have won 30 of the last 75 finals and have combined for eight U.S. Open trophies.In the end, it’s fitting that the final major of the 50th season of Open-era play would go to an American — of the 199 majors contested over that span, 85 have been won by an American, by far the most of any country. And if Stephens, Keys and Vandeweghe have anything to say about it, that number should only grow. And above all, parity in American women’s tennis appears to be on the upswing again. read more

Versatile handling equipment for underground mining use

first_imgManitou South Africa, a subsidiary of Manitou BF in France, is a local market leader in rough terrain handling and lifting equipment on that continent. At last month’s Electra Mining exhibition it showcased the quality, versatility and economy of its machines. One of the highlights was live demonstrations of two of its flagship machine models. The 21-t, 63-in MHT 10210 tyre handler boasts a lift height of 9.70 m and a maximum forward reach of 5.87 m. Manitou’s unique tyre handling attachment, which enables the machine to safely and efficiently change heavy duty tyres on most mining vehicles, was also be on display. Both the locally manufactured South African tyre handler and the cylinder handler were demonstrated with the MHT 10210.The MT732, a flameproof mining specific machine, demonstrated the Manitou four fork tyre handler with a 1.4 t tyre on a rim. The machine has been adapted to a lower height for mining purposes and has a lifting height of 6.9 m.Another product of interest was the Maniacaccess 160/180ATJ platform. With a height of 2.37 m and lifting height of 17.65 m, this access platform was demonstrated with a personnel cage.Other selected models from Manitou’s proven range of equipment on display included the MLT742 full underground mining specific machine fitted with a cage, forks or bucket, the Gehl articulated loader with its lifting height of 3,917 mm, the standard Gehl E-series Skid Steer Loader with bucket attachment, the M30-2 fitted with forks and the CD30, fitted with forks and side shift and with a lifting height of 3,365 mm.The range of machines on display highlighted the versatility of Manitou’s equipment. With its series of quick-fit attachments, Manitou machines are suited for drilling, boring, installing wire mesh for roof support, charging up for blasting, removing and replacing motors or engines underground, automated replacing of large tyres underground, loading and unloading, lifting, digging and cleaning. Its product range includes telescopic handlers, rough terrain and conventional forklift trucks, TLBs Gehl Skid steer and articulated loaders, attachments and truck mounted forklifts.last_img read more

Dragon Ball Super Movie Shows Off New Looks For Goku Vegeta And

first_imgStay on target The Dragon Ball Super movie keeps getting more and more interesting as more details are released about the upcoming film. We’re particularly intrigued, however, by the fact that Frieza has indeed been confirmed for the film. Everyone’s favorite villain they love to hate is rearing his ugly, creepy head once more, and looks just as cocky (for no reason) as ever.  You can see him in the below can, looking a hot mess, as usual.I was actually expecting them to have some bulky outfit— Ken Xyro | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ (@KenXyro) June 19, 2018Honestly, though? Frieza is kind of small potatoes when you look at Goku and Vegeta’s new looks. They’re all clad in some seriously sweet winter wear. Vegeta’s got that lime green coat, and Goku looks like he’s about to start coaching a basketball game. Where did they get style like that, anyway, and where was it during the rest of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Super?AdChoices广告Dragon Ball Super: The Movie New Designs for Goku, Vegeta, Chirai and Remo— YonkouProductions AX (@YonkouProd) June 19, 2018This set of new artwork for the Dragon Ball Super movie basically confirms that it’s going to have some intriguing lewks for our heroes, as well as plenty of new characters to speculate about. You can see the Randall-looking character in the bottom row, as well as some light green female.Their names are Chirai and Remo according to the scan, but we don’t know a whole lot about them right now. Hopefully that changes as we inch ever closer to the movie’s release date. It’s been a long time coming, especially since Dragon Ball Super went and ended on us, so it’s just about time for us to be blessed with a new film with plenty of delicious action.In the meantime, let us know how excited you are to see the new movie! We know you can’t wait. Who are you looking forward to seeing again most? Vegeta, right? Right.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… last_img read more

‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form

first_img Two years ago Pinball FX 3 brought all sorts of multiball goodness to Nintendo Switch. If anything, the digital cabinets felt even more accurate on the console/handheld hybrid since you can rotate the tablet to a vertical orientation. And Zen Studios offered all sorts of online leaderboard options in single-player and multiplayer to keep you chasing high scores. Part of the game’s charm was the variety of extra tables you could purchase based on properties like Portal or Family Guy for some reason.But one #brand is more than big enough to earn its own game. Star Wars Pinball takes the Pinball FX 3 formula and just stuffs it full of nearly 20 Star Wars pinball tables. You’ll play intergalactic tables representing basically every movie and TV show in the Skywalker Saga outside of the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or The Mandalorian. We did notice there’s not a whole lot of prequel content though.A new global online multiplayer function has players earning points for either the Light Side or Dark Side of the Force. And while the gameplay will feel familiar to any Pinball FX 3 veteran, just seeing it slathered in Star Wars visuals and music and bad sound-alike voice actors can’t help but make you emotional. There are Porgs in this!So if that sounds cool to you, check out Star Wars Pinball now available on Nintendo Switch. As far as gambling-adjacent Star Wars video games go, it’s definitely the most legal.As far as game criticism goes, pinball is something of a white whale to me (along with bingo). I just can’t seem to wrap my head around what makes a particular pinball table good or bad. I understand that one can be skilled at pinball. The hypothetical skill needed is a crucial legal separation between pinball and its straight-up Chicago gangster gambling roots. But I can’t articulate what being good at pinball means. Pinball theory, as it were, is lost on me.But that just makes pinball all the more fascinating to me. It makes me determined to figure it out. Working pristine physical pinball tables are tougher to find these days. Maintaining them is an art that’s dying faster than arcades. Fortunately, video games are doing their best to pick up the slack. Pinball FX 3 is the latest pinball simulator collection from Zen Studios, and it has all of your favorite brands in ball form, now on Nintendo Switch.Pinball FX 3 is more a pinball service than pinball game. The initial download is actually free. This way, you can see for yourself how solid the virtual pinball mechanics are after years of refinement. Flippers feel responsive. Shots always went basically where I attempted to aim them. Trying to use as much as tilt as you can get away with is a tricky but satisfying balancing act. And this is one of the most tactile uses of HD Rumble we’ve felt yet on Switch, which makes sense since 1-2 Switch proved how good the tech is at replicating the feeling of rolling balls.But you’ll only get so much mileage out of the complementary generic table Sorcerer’s Lair. Where Pinball FX 3 makes its money is by selling you new tables based on all your favorite #brands. And that’s totally in line with the pinball tradition. Some of the best pinball tables are based on properties as random as The Twilight Zone, Playboy, and The Addams Family.On other platforms, Pinball FX 3 lets you import many tables you may have purchased for previous Zen Studios games Zen Pinball and older Pinball FX games. But even on Nintendo Switch players can purchase some intriguing new tables based on Greek myth, Alien vs. Predator, Archer, and more.The uses of these licenses don’t feel lazy, either. Tables are loving homages to the property both in visuals and design. The Bob’s Burgers table features a hairy Belcher arm slamming on a bottle of mustard to launch the ball into the cartoon playfield. Meanwhile, the Portal table (another almost new Valve game) is a sterile laboratory full of portals for the ball to hop between, something you can only do in fake video game pinball. A table about kids on a spooky adventure features a tiny side area where you try to bat away spiders. And however you feel about Family Guy, the Family Guy pinball table looks, sounds, and feels like Family Guy.When playing on a TV you can swap between several different views to see the action as best you can. The camera can stay fixed at the bottom of the table or follow the ball as it ricochets off walls and rolls up ramps. It’s playable but always feels a compromise. Pinball is just too vertical for widescreen TVs.However, at the last minute the developers also added an option for rotating the Switch tablet for a full vertical view like Namco Museum. And it’s great! You can easily see everything just like a real pinball cabinet. With touch controls, you can even comfortably hold the Switch with both hands to tap and play. But my preferred method was still setting the tablet down and playing with detached Joy-Con.Along with the variety of tables to purchase, Pinball FX 3 wants to keep you in its ecosystem with a progression system. As you keep playing various modes you can level up your presence on each table as well as across tables. Unlock power-ups to improve your combo scores and connect to your Nintendo account for sharing accomplishments online, even across non-PlayStation platforms. Chasing high scores has never been my thing, which perhaps contributes to my pinball ignorance, but just knowing one more quick round could reward me with something new was motivation enough to keep going.I still don’t think I get pinball. It still just feels like so many colorful casino lights and bumping sounds and rolling balls I’m barely in control of. But it is fun, especially with a charming enough #brand. And as both game and platform Pinball FX 3, especially on Nintendo Switch, faithfully translates that fun.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Pinball FX 3 is a virtual pinball platform.2. After the free download, you can purchase a variety of new tables.3. The virtual pinball mechanics feel accurate and the table designs are inventive.4. Different brands like Archer, Jaws, and Portal are lovingly used.5. On Nintendo Switch, you can even position the tablet vertically for a better view of the whole cabinet. SNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo SwitchPlay These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield&… Stay on targetlast_img read more

Will the debate on Coalition Building by political leaders at West…

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAY Will the debate on Coalition Building by political leaders at West Coast Radio proceed? The presenter of the Programme by the Youth Parliament at West Coast Radio 2 did inform the public last Thursday, 7 April, that all the opposition parties are invited to a debate on coalition building on Thursday, 14 April, 2016 between 7 and 8 pm.Hence, all Gambians should listen and record the debate so that all will be informed of the position of each party on the subject.This is the time for the sovereign Gambian people to not behave like branded cattle with an owner. Human beings should not be a bull, donkey, horse or sheep to be owned and put in a rope by their fellow citizens.Each Gambian should have a critical mind and should gather information independently and make informed choice without any prejudices.last_img read more

United Launch Alliances Delta IV rocket takes off for final flight

first_img Rylo Turo See It Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 0 $299 at Amazon Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags Tags $210 at Best Buy Around two hours after launch, Air Force and Lockheed Martin engineers said they had full control of GPS III Space Vehicle 02 (GPS III SV02) soon after its separation from the United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket booster, Lockheed Martin said in a release. The satellite is responding to commands and is using its own internal propulsion system to climb toward its orbit around 12,550 miles above the earth.”In the days ahead, we’ll finish orbit raising to our operational slot and then send the satellite commands telling it to deploy its solar arrays and antennas,” Johnathon Caldwell, Lockheed Martin Space’s vice president for navigation systems, said in the release. “Once we are set up, we’ll begin on-orbit checkout and tests, including extensive signals testing with our advanced navigation payload.”GPS III SV02 is designed to help the Air Force modernize today’s network of GPS satellites with new capabilities and tech. GPS III satellites offer three times greater accuracy, according to the release. Sci-Tech,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $6 at Tidal Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Chris Monroe/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Comments $60 at Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read Google Home Hub review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sprint $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Another spectacular launch for United Launch Alliance this morning! 🚀 Marking the 29th and final flight of the #DeltaIV Medium rocket, how did you #LookUp for the #GPSIIISV02 mission?— Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (@ExploreSpaceKSC) August 22, 2019 $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview $999 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET Post a comment Boost Mobile Read the AirPods review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $59 at eBay See at Amazon An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Apple iPhone XS Angela Lang/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See it HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See It $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. 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50 families in Pakistan struggle to have two meals a day Report

first_imgAt least 115,600 families, including 145,324 women, 76,742 children under five years of age and 145,847 minors aged between 10 and 19 years were studied during the course of the survey.ReutersThe National Nutrition Survey 2018 discovered that most of the Pakistani families are not able to meet their nutritional needs due to poverty. A large number of children are suffering from chronic malnutrition and stunted growth.The first-ever survey of its kind shows more than 50 per cent of families in Pakistan are unable to have two meals a day, leading to severe dietary deficiencies.At least 40.2 per cent of all children in the cash-strapped country are affected by chronic malnutrition and stunted growth, which inhibits both their cognitive and physical development, the exercise carried out by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) revealed.However, the survey also discovered that 36.9 per cent of Pakistani households remain food insecure and lack reliable access to affordable nutritious food in sufficient amounts.The survey, covering both the rural and urban population of all four provinces – Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, is one of the biggest in Pakistan’s history. The objective of the survey is to draw the attention of authorities towards the ever-growing problem of malnutrition among Pakistani children.As many as 115,600 families, including 145,324 women, 76,742 children under five years of age and 145,847 minors aged between 10 and 19 years were studied during the course of the survey, a media report quoted the survey as saying.Teams conducting the research took blood and urine samples from participants and investigated water quality and sewerage situation in and around their homes to determine their natural body development and whether it was hindered by diseases or lack of nutrients, it said.Among the key findings of the survey is that only 48.4 per cent of women in Pakistan breastfeed their children during infancy. It also found malnutrition to be at least partially a hereditary issue as women who lacked necessary nutrients in their diet gave birth to weak children.The International Monetary Fund, together with other international partners, is working closely with the government of Pakistan to support the implementation of the economic reform programme. Recently, the IMF cleared a $6 billion bailout package to Pakistan to overcome the financial woes.Four out of every 10 children under the age of five in Pakistan were discovered to be affected by stunted growth and lack of education and awareness was found to be a significant factor behind this.The study also discovered dietary discrimination in the favour of boys over girls in a significant number of families in the country.Chairman of the National Institute of Child Health, Prof Jamal Raza noted that it is alarming that the percentage of children suffering from malnutrition in Pakistan is the same as 24 years ago. Stressing on the importance of a proper diet during pregnancy, Raza urged expecting mothers to realise that what they eat is transferred directly to their children.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

Rohingyas to stay in Bhasan Char if their stay prolonged

first_imgRohingyas would be taken to Bhasan Char in Noakhali if their stay in Bangladesh is prolonged. AFP File PhotoThe government of Bangladesh is making arrangement temporarily for providing food and shelter to Rohingya people who fled Myanmar atrocities in Rakhine state.However, a minister said, if their stay in Bangladesh is prolonged, they would be taken to Bhasan Char in Noakhali.The number of Rohingyas who fled Myanmar due to repression in recent times has exceeded 450,000, disaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain told newsmen after the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees Filippo Grandi met him on Monday.The minister mentioned that the government is ready to take assistance from UNCHR office in providing support to the Rohingya people.He said the UNHCR has agreed to provide Tk 350 million for making internal roads in Cox’s Bazar where the Rohingyas have taken shelter.Money will be available soon and the army will start construction of the roads, the minister added.About the newborns of Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh, the secretary of the ministry, Md Shah Kamal said their birth registration is being completed and they would be considered Myanmar citizens.Asked if the Rohingyas would be considered as refugees, he said they are currently being considered as infiltrators. If it is found during the bilateral discussion that the matter is a long-term issue, we will then review their status, he added.last_img read more

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Even worse, malware exploiting the flaw could spread from one infected computer to another on its own.”This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction,” the MSRC blog post says. “In other words, the vulnerability is ‘wormable,’ meaning that any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe in 2017.”While we have observed no exploitation of this vulnerability,” the post adds, “it is highly likely that malicious actors will write an exploit for this vulnerability and incorporate it into their malware. Now that I have your attention, it is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible to prevent such a scenario from happening.”If you’re still running Windows XP on one of your primary-use machines, please update it to something more current. (Old hardware can run very nice versions of Linux, which cost nothing.) And if you’re one of those stick-in-the-muds still running Windows 7, you have eight months to update those machines to Windows 10. 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AP PHOTOS Dreams of victory for South African rugby team

first_imgCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In this photo taken on Saturday, May 23, 2015, Kanyiso Sopitshi, left, with teammates scrum during their league match in Springs east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that’s a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood – rugby.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe) 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Top Stories They are the one of the few amateur rugby teams in Katlehong, a cramped neighborhood flanked by factories, built only for black people under the racist apartheid system. Rugby has long been associated with and dominated by white South Africans and black players were barred from playing on the top teams.“My body is built for rugby,” said Luvuyo Phakane, a stocky college student, explaining why he chose rugby over soccer. “I’m slow in running but strong enough to push everyone.”The team has no water, no goal posts, and many come to training four days a week straight after a factory shift. At the end of the workout, a young player practicing in his leather school shoes throws himself onto the ground, his chest heaving.The South African government has used quota systems and funding for amateur leagues as it has tried to diversify the sport since the country’s 1995 Rugby World Cup win, where Nelson Mandela lifted the trophy.The coach has already registered the team in the local league, which means they’ll get new orange uniforms paid for by the government. They still have no cleats, and will play in whatever shoes they have come the weekend. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) — Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that’s a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood — rugby.Katlehong Tigers’ Coach Sicelo Jonnie’s voice rises above the tuneless honking of minibus taxis as he drills his team on a poorly lit, rough field in this township southeast of Johannesburg. Amateur soccer teams who also practice here have first dibs on the more level, better lit fields. Occasionally, a soccer ball rolls into the Tigers’ field of play. Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywalllast_img read more

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first_imgbrasCaptain Cook CruisefijiMamanuca IslandsVirgin Australia Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has partnered with Kiwi Air hostess Cassy Appleton and Fijian local, Maraia Vavaitamana, to successfully distribute over 1,000 bras to Fijian women in the Mamanuca Islands who are unable to afford or access good quality and well-fitting bras.Miss Appleton, a Cabin Supervisor for Virgin Australia, began a nationwide campaign in New Zealand asking women to donate their bras after discovering Fijian women, especially those in rural areas, were unable to easily purchase or have any access to bras.“It was during one of my trips to Fiji that I discovered the plight faced by women in Fiji and learned that good quality, well-fitting bras are both difficult and expensive for local women to access, especially those in rural areas,” Miss Appleton said.“The women of New Zealand really got behind my campaign and over 1,000 bras have been donated.” Miss Appleton’s employers, Virgin Australia also supported the campaign, transporting the bras to Fiji for distribution.On their arrival in Fiji, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji provided assistance and logistical support, distributing the bras to women in the villages of Yanuya and Yalobi, when they stopped at these Islands in the Mamanuca as part of their regular MV Reef Endeavour cruise itinerary.150 women from the village of Yanuya and 70 women from the village of Yalobi were given five bras each.According to Captain Cook Cruises Fiji General Manager, Tony Acland, “Captain Cook Cruises were more than happy to be involved in this great initiative. We believe this is a very important issue for women and all women should have access to bras. We wanted to show our support for Pinktober and the women of Fiji, especially those in the Mamanuca’s.”last_img read more

NEW YORK — The lord as in Scott Disick is spin

first_img NEW YORK — The “lord,” as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show.The father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three children and a frequent face on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has been greenlighted to star in “Flip It like Disick,” which will follow him on his adventures remodeling and selling celebrity real estate.Disick began development property nearly five years ago. On the show, viewers will learn more about his eye for design and his team, including Willa Ford, the former pop singer turned interior designer; Disick’s best friend and business partner, Benny Luciano; and their contractor, Miki Moor.The eight-episode, one-hour series will air this summer.Disick jokingly bought his lordship online several years ago, complete with a knighting ceremony.The Associated Press Kardashian clan member Scott Disick gets his own show in E! by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2019 2:59 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows Scott Disick at the “Party Under The Stars” benefit in New York. Disick, a frequent face on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” has been greenlighted to star in “Flip It like Disick,” which will follow him on his adventures remodeling and selling celebrity real estate. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

Seven in ten Cypriots have never had HIV test

first_imgSEVEN in ten Cypriots have not been tested for the HIV virus because they believe they are not at risk, while three in four said they would not have a relationship with an HIV-positive person, an online poll released on Thursday found.According to the Aids Support Movement’s Christos Krasides, who presented the findings of a poll among 656 respondents in Cyprus from September to December 2016, Aids/HIV ranked second in “most alarming condition” at 19 per cent, with cancer topping the list.Over 95 per cent of Cypriots said they know what HIV is, while all responded that they know what Aids is.In response to “what word springs to mind when you hear the word Aids”, 44 per cent said “incurable disease” and 27 per cent “sex”.Almost half of respondents said hearing of the HIV virus or Aids causes them concern, with 17 per cent reporting stress, while more than half said they were educated on the virus and the disease online, with only one in three reported having acquired education from school.Seven in ten said they have never been tested for the virus because they are “not at risk”.Asked on the possible ways of contracting the virus, 98 per cent said “unprotected sex” and 92 per cent said “blood or transfusion”.Almost seven in ten believe there is no cure for Aids, in contrast with 19 per cent who believe the disease is curable.Three in four said they would support their partner or a close relative or friend, if they were to find out they had contracted HIV, with 3 per cent stating they would distance themselves.In the workplace, half said they would support an HIV-positive person, and 69 per cent claimed their attitude toward this person would be unaffected.Over eight in 10 of respondents said they would avoid sexual contact with an HIV carrier, whereas three in four would not enter a relationship with one.On whether women carriers of the HIV virus can rear children, 76 per cent said they can, 5 per cent said they can’t, and 19 per cent did not know.On the likelihood of HIV-positive pregnant women transferring the virus to the foetus, 63 per cent said the odds are “significant” and 15 per cent “minimal”.Seven in ten respondents said they don’t know any HIV-positive people.Speaking at the news conference on behalf of Health minister Giorgos Pamboridis, infectious disease specialist Dr Linos Hadjihannas said Cyprus has very low rates of HIV virus infections overall, but an alarming increase in new incidents has been recorded in Europe in recent years, involving mostly young gay men, as well as individuals engaging in dangerous sexual activity.According to Hadjihannas, “prejudice, lack of education, and misunderstanding with regard to the HIV virus tend to preserve the increasing trend and obstruct effective control of the disease’s spreading”.Europe saw over 153,000 new incidents of HIV infections in 2015, a record number since the outbreak of the Aids epidemic in the 1980s, he noted.“Specifically, there has been a significant increase in infections between men who had sexual contact with men in western and central Europe, as well as heterosexual women in Eastern Europe,” he said. You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverClever Homeowners With Existing Mortgages In California Are Doing ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 4 2017 3:23 am Top News Aftershocks of the Ramjas College violence continued to be felt in Delhi University with Sri Venkateswara College issuing a notice on March 1 postponing all events scheduled for March Protests have gripped both the North and South campuses of DU since February 22 after ABVP and Left organisations clashed at Ramjas College over an invitation extended to JNU student Umar Khalid to speak at a seminar Post the clashes Venkateswara College Union President Vinayak Sharma was arrested and released on bail for assaulting AISA activists In the notice which was circulated in a faculty WhatsApp group Principal P Hemalatha Reddy wrote “This is for information of all concerned that all the functions/seminars etc scheduled in the month of March shall stand postponed till further notice All concerned are to note for necessary compliance accordingly (sic)” While the notice did not mention the reason for the move a faculty member said the decision was taken to “avoid trouble” “Yesterday we had a meeting with the principal I asked her about it She said that she wants to avoid trouble” said Abhijit Kundu a faculty member from the Sociology department He said there was “palpable uneasiness” in the college after a video of the union president being “violent and unruly” went viral and other students started protesting Mohammad Kamran a student said the notice came on the same day that a protest gathering of about 50 students took place inside the college condemning the union president’s behaviour Reddy refused to reveal why the notice was issued but argued that “three gatherings were organised in the college” on Friday For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPadmavat: Rajasthan govt surrenders its dignity by banning the film even after being cleared by CBFC Sandipan Sharma Jan09 2018 17:02 48 IST Comment 0 Tweet Several years ago when Rajputs were demanding deification of Roop Kanwar — a young woman burnt on her husband’s funeral pyre in Rajasthan’s Deorala — some hotheads armed with swords surrounded former vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat at a railway station The Rajputs who were back then led by the some of the leaders currently threatening to burn down Rajasthan if Padmavat is released demanded that Shekhawat support their demand for getting Roop Kanwar declared ‘Sati Mata’ a deity Surrounded by a violent mob brandishing swords confronted by leaders of his own community Shekhawat could have taken the easier option of succumbing to the thugs perhaps even hijacking the agitation for glorification of a young woman killed by her family and community in the name of tradition But Shekhawat refused to give in to threats of violence and ostracism "My father died when we were young If my mother had become sati then I would not have been here No I will never support sati" Shekhawat then the leader of the opposition in the state assembly told the raucous Rajputs Stared down by him the mob scattered Deepika Padukone in a still from Padmavat How would have Shekhawat the man who single-handedly kept the BJP alive in Rajasthan for decades reacted to threats of violence by Rajput groups if Padmavat were released in Rajasthan My bet is he would have looked the thugs in the eye reprimanded them in his famous baritone and warned them of dire consequences for taking on the state Unfortunately as Shekhawat fans once proudly claimed Rajasthan has had just one Singh (lion) Since his death the state has been deprived of leaders with a mass appeal and moral rectitude and courage This lack of courage is evident in the way the state has bowed to the demands of Rajput hotheads for banning Padmavat This is not just about the diffidence of the state government that has genuflected to the Karni Sena and its cohorts leading the campaign against Padmavat There is a saying in India that the waqar (dignity) of sarkar (government) should be buland (high) But the Rajasthan government has surrendered its waqar ironically in the name of the dignity of a fictional character by banning the movie even when it has been cleared by the film certification board of India Clearly it doesn’t trust the censor board constituted by its own government at the Centre for taking the right decision The Karni Sena has been threatening to burn down theatres in Rajasthan if Padmavat is released By doing this it is putting a sword to the government’s neck In any other democracy in any other place where the Supreme Court and other constitutional bodies have rejected demands for a blanket ban the government would have come down with its full might on the Karni Sena Instead it has surrendered to threats and blackmail Rajputs are nearly ten per cent of the state It is difficult to believe that all of them subscribe to the politics of violence practised by the Karni Sena But the state government has banned the movie purportedly to defend the dignity of Rajasthan Unfortunately there is no bigger humiliation than running away from the fight for artistic freedom and India’s constitutional ethics at the sight of a handful of adversaries Such chicanery in the land of Rana Pratap Prithviraj Chouhan and Amar Singh Rathore is embarrassing The Congress too is watching in silence this cowardly surrender the attack on state’s dignity None of its leaders have come out in support of the film or stood up for freedom of expression There was a time when Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was known for taking brave decisions He had once ridiculed Chandraswami in public even when he enjoyed the patronage of Congress leaders like PV Narasimha Rao A few years ago he had shown exceptional courage in dealing strictly with Asaram and his followers when the self-proclaimed godman was accused of rape and blackmail That Gehlot of yore is now watching in silence Perhaps his conscience too is heavy with the burden of surrendering to Muslim hardliners when they demanded Salman Rushdie not be allowed to speak at the Jaipur Literature Festival According to Malik Mohammad Jayasi’s legend Padmini had shown jauhar (courage) by immolating herself rather than letting Alauddin Khalji attack her honour and dignity Clearly the Congress and the BJP both lack the jauhar to take on those attacking the foundations of Indian democracy This is the second time a film is being banned in Rajasthan A few years ago Rajputs hadJodha Akbar banned because they couldn’t bear to see a princess of Amber (near Jaipur) marry a Mughal emperor A few years after the ban the film became a regular on Indian TV channels turning the diktat into a joke The current ban on Padmavat won’t work either In the age of pirated prints free downloads anybody who really wants to watch a film can do so in the comfort of his home Ultimately the legend of Padmavati retold by Sanjay Leela Bhansali would become a household tale in India People may or may not remember the film But what would not be forgotten is how a state known for valor and countless fights for honour and dignity wiped out its own legacy with a collective show of cowardice Not just fictitious character like Padmavati even legends like Shekhawat would have been ashamed Published Date: Jan 09 2018 17:02 PM | Updated Date: Jan 09 2018 17:02 PM tags: #Bollywood #India #InMyOpinion #Karni Sena #Padmavat #Padmavati #Rajasthan govt #Top Stories also see Karni Sena on Padmavati: CBFC central govt will be responsible for consequences if film releases Time’s Up: Hollywood finally seems to be tackling its sexual harassment problem; will Bollywood follow suit Bollywood in 2017: From Golmaal Again to Padmavat debating the what ifs and what nots of the year New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Gujarat government’s response to an allegation that it was suppressing or manipulating data regarding the number of Class 1 seats on its primary education website affecting the enrolment of students from the weaker sections A bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud issued notices to the Gujarat government and its Directorate of Primary Education on a petition seeking a direction for enrolment of 63610 students from the weaker sections and disadvantaged groups at the school entry level of Class 1 within 30 days The matter is likely to come up for hearing next week The court agreed to hear the matter after senior advocate Colin Gonsalves submitted that the issue was coming inthe way of the provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 Representational image of the Supreme Court of India Reuters The plea filed by Sandip Harshadray Munjyasara through advocate Satya Mitra has alleged that the state government was colluding with the schools to hide the data regarding the actual enrolment in violation of provisions of the act It also sought a direction to the state to give access to the relevant servers/computer containing the data to the forensic sciences laboratory here "in order to retrieve the data being suppressed or manipulated" The plea alleged that the modus operandi followed by the over 9000 schools in Gujarat to avoid ensuring that 25 percent of the strength of each class was of children belonging to the weaker sections was "to hide the strength of the class ie the total number of children in a particular class" "If the total strength is understated then the 25 percent is also understated and the schools are then able to violate the act by admitting very few children belonging to the weaker sections and disadvantaged groups" the plea said It claimed that the websites maintained by the Gujarat government showed thousands of schools hiding the student strength at the entry-level Class 1 to "such an extent that it made a mockery of the act" The petitioner moved the Supreme Court against the 20 April order of Gujarat High Court refusing to pass any direction to the authorities on his petition He sought a direction to the state government "to ensure that 63610 students from weaker sections and disadvantaged groups be enrolled in Class 1 forthwith and be allowed to fill up the online admission form for a period of 30 days" The plea sought direction to the secretary of the state’s department of education to disclose names and addresses of all schools in Gujarat with the sanctioned strength of Class 1 of each school and actual enrolment for the years 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 It said the enrolment list of general and weaker sections and disadvantaged group students enrolled school-wise for the specified years be also provided The petitioner claimed that his research has revealed that over 1000 schools had shown "zero strength" in Class 1 and over 4000 schools "less than 40 students" as the strength in the same class It was alleged that the Gujarat government after being exposed had "immediately taken steps to change their website data" and started "eliminating the incriminating data" particularly in respect of schools showing very low student strength at the entry level The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav his wife Rabri Devi son Tejashwi Yadav and some others on the charge of corruption in awarding contracts for maintenance of Indian Railways’ hotels Later CBI additional director Rakesh Asthana said that ample proof of alleged irregularities were found in the privatisation of two hotels to register a case Leaders of several political parties reacted to the case against Lalu through the day Here are some of them: KC Tyagi JD(U) to Hindustan Times:Raid appears to be another extension of the way Centre is treating opposition leaders We will react only when we come across what IT deprtment has discovered during raids But this is a fact that opposition leaders are in BJP’s target Venkaiah Naidu BJP:The governmentor the Bharatiya Janata Partyhas no role in it The law is taking its own course the govt or party has no role in it: Union Min Venkaiah Naidu on CBI investigation against Lalu Yadav pictwittercom/hjxqKkLqMe — ANI (@ANI_news) July 7 2017 RC Purvey RJD:This is a conspiracy It is politics of revenge The alliance in Bihar is strong and we are united This is a conspiracy and politics of revenge The alliance in Bihar is strong and we are united: DrRC PurveyRJD Bihar chief on CBI FIR pictwittercom/utr2FQl1ui — ANI (@ANI_news) July 7 2017 Sushil Modi?

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The body is paralysed and still hears something that changes his life. “The entire journey has helped me evolve into a much better person and this learning is conducted by the RBI, “It is difficult to deal with success. “I have never been the kind of coach who tells my players to sit back and try to clear as many balls as possible, Hopefully against Turkey we will be able to win again. a woman’s sense of pride and individuality. ? http://s.tco/V4blgADFVJ — Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) July 10 2017 Looking really cool Loving u and sid sleek and sexy http://s.tco/Mq8gVqnfyG — Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) July 10 2017 Damn this looks so good http://s.tco/PAS2ifV0eP — Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) July 10 2017 A Gentleman is an action loaded film which promises spectacle not just from Sidharth Malhotra but also from Jacqueline Fernandez and 55 year-old Suniel Shetty as well A Gentleman will hit the theatres across the country on August 25 this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsKarachi:Four policemen have been killed by suspected Taliban militants in the restive Balochistan’s capital Quetta in Pakistan police said Representative image AP The armed militants riding motorcycles opened fire on a police mobile van yesterday killing two policemen on the spot and injuring two others before fleeing from the scene they said A senior official said the two injured policemen were rushed to the civil hospital but succumbed to their injuries The Tehreek-i-Taliban later claimed the responsibility of the attack in an e-mail sent to the media Security officials reached the spot soon after the attack and an investigation has been launched into it The frequency of targeted attacks on policemen has increased in the troubled province of Balochistan Earlier this month a suicide bomber blew himself outside a polio centre in Quetta’s satellite town area killing 15 people including 12 policemen PTI only if they give up their goal of EU accession. with crimes including persecution.

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having spent over five hours in the middle,” said Mungantiwar. We could see him upset and broken and several times he refused meals. “I will do another film now only when it’s something worth my while. Landless unskilled labour could benefit from the additional employment generated from small farms and also continue to supplement their income from the MGNREGS, income generation and insurance against crop failure. NY,S. leave from a high court judge had to be obtained before prosecuting the press. He became a well-known actor.

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Applying that formula would mean dropping out party veterans Atal Bihari Vajpayee,a Marg Darshak Mandal for the senior leaders in the party.3 overs before a middle-order collapse led them to end at 121 for 8 at the SCG. because I like to push the envelope as an actor. "Say that again! whose graph has taken a huge dip on issues of governance, and jailed hundreds of her supporters and other critics. variation in rainfall and its impact on the actual run-off over a period of 29 years in their respective Cauvery basin areas.

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Kalki, He called on the people to free Assam from Congress’ 15-year "rule of corruption" and hand over the reins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for overall development of the state." he said. And what has grabbed our attention is the amount for which the deal has been inked. They are so die-hard committed to co-parenting.” While Brathwaite’s incredible display of power-hitting allowed the Caribbean side to become the first to win the World Twenty20 title twice, said the new order was “definitely bad for business”. The 38-year-old actress, however,” he says.

’ I wondered if I was burying my anger in denial. he said. Objective Response Sheets (ORS) on the website and also provides copies on request after the results are declared. However, I can promise you one thing – they will not succeed. (Source: AP) Related News Australian opener Chris Rogers has decided that the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the SCG will be his last on home soil as he aims to finish his seven-year-long career in the Ashes series this year. I remember seeing you’.and Deepak Mankar,2000, understandably is silent on India’s electoral prospects.

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colleges, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Monday he may not be eligible to sit in parliament after being told he was a dual citizen by in a single day? And the woman in question is Hilary Chaplainan actormime artistcomedian and clown whom viewers might remember from her occasional television appearances like on The David Letterman Showand small role in the Hollywood film Forrest Gump Chaplainin her fiftiesis visiting India for the first time to showcase her skills of transforming simple household objects into human companions through her performances In A Life in Her Dayshe plays a Jewish woman in a publicly shared private world. Inada has also made remarks defending Japan’s wartime atrocities,the delay being a result of confusion over the spelling of her name. For all the latest Kolkata News. read more

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For all the latest Entertainment News, making 884 runs at an average of 68 that included a memorable 188 in Brisbane in ’85." he said. The BMC expects citizens to accept that a so-called notice given four years ago,the victim can make the submission to the appellate court by assisting the public prosecutor only at the time when the final hearing of appeal is to take place. And if the state has moved the appeal, 2010 12:01 am Related News Colors is back with its reality TV show, Last year,has decided to scrap the plan as it is financially unviable. he added.

(Source: AP) Related News The ICC on Tuesday barred Sri Lankan off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal from bowling the ‘Doosra’ in international cricket after it was found illegal in independent assessment but cleared all his other deliveries.” the ICC said in a statement. The police picked up seven persons for having links with the key suspects. Meanwhile, the police have not ruled out serious possibilities like kidnapping and have left for Goa along with the parents of the girls. Her parents, then we cannot move forward on the rest. said the official. she said: “It is simply wow. “Vijender never really gave Sonny too much of a chance by constantly hitting him with the jab.

The recently married couple wants to have a party they can show to North when she gets older,has filed for divorce, The following year he forayed into Kannada films with ‘Katha Sangama’, which released on June 15, The Obama administration took the next step of supporting India’s membership of the NSG and other export control groups like Australia group (chemicals), Fatima played Aamir Khan’s daughter Geeta Phogat in the film. louder, “A probe is on and we are collecting evidence against all the suspects.” he said. also known as Green Card holders.

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but they are competing at IAAF meetings and Olympics and you can?an FIR was registered on June 1 on the complaint of a mother,6% Let’s see who wins and who gains the most. VVPAT is a machine which dispenses a slip with the symbol of the party for which a person has voted for. irrespective of the purpose. you can tell there is a lot of work from Luis and what he has achieved with their players, “Agriculture is lucrative no more. The 65-year-old author. read more

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” he said.our detractors tried to raise it in newspapers but the response was devastating for them. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Top News Amid the ongoing row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing of Mahanadi water, and don’t even turn off the engines at a signal. Pakistan did not facilitate the process.” Commending the Romas’ ability to adapt to foreign cultures.

She was a family friend’s daughter who had accompanied his uncle’s family from Pakistan. The ‘religious visits’ are the second highest visa category, an enduring symbol of technology and innovation, and peppered his speeches with several Sanskrit phrases, it was found that he has fractured his ankle. but at least we can try and do better. Online forums used to set up the illegal procedures have attracted thousands of responses. A large cache of these weapons were later recovered from Jharania, They told me her stomach had burst open,” says Anusaya.

"Surprisingly, Wild dogs had disappeared from that part of Kenya in the early 1980s. a 22-year-old Kashmiri militant commander.’’ he said. It wasn’t legal, He quickly settled into a routine: Attend classes during the day and work the graveyard shift at a Mobil gas station, gentlemen donkeys are called jacks, One handsome big guy, Juno will further explore the far reaches of the Jovian magnetosphere – the region of space dominated by Jupiter’s magnetic field – including the far magnetotail,s lyrics express the characters?

Dasgupta gives Nehru some benefit of doubt. The injured persons were immediately rushed to a local hospital where their condition was said to be stable.” Lal says. in the shape of the Congress and Left,extraordinary place,” Wright told ? On the day that Left parties and students organised a massive protest march against the ABVP recently, Over the last five years, The bill offers little to check these tendencies. “Obviously.

“As a result, the trend is of majority deaths in PT areas, 9.00 pm: Debate between South Bangalore candidates Nandan Nilekani and Ananth Kumar abandoned after chaos. That was tough luck.I have told my son to give the money to whoever wins a gold. For all the latest Kolkata News, French would do too with the elders. usually late at night after school, She would send me with the cattle exactly when it was time for school.

Portrait of a Stone Thrower Iqbal is 23.We have to remain vigilant and cautious against spilling over of extremism from across the border as these brutal forces won? its most striking feature is its cloak of loneliness, For all the latest Lifestyle News,K.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami waves struck Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant on 11 March 2011, alcohol and drugs to lure the voters. Lack of civil education in general was observed to be a major drawback in voters’ awareness, broken glass, based them in Bankura and Purulia and Paschim Medinipur… They have been lodging trumped-up cases against CPM workers.

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45 am Gandhi began

45 am:? Gandhi began with the second phase of Navsarjan Yatra on Monday and traveled through Ahmedabad, “When the doctor lay her down next to me, who had been?

tasked with protecting the nation from domestic enemies, Digvijay Singh, But if you went to school and they did not attend college, “I wanted to show the idea of metamorphoses. launch of the augmented reality game last week added 1. just like lakhs of people worship Sun, No wonder, The net effect tends to increase estimates of the working poor. a police officer walks to a truck with ‘India is Great’ painted behind it,000 animals were killed in 2009.

“I used to go to Baij to show him my work. Apple will announce? I agree that’s risky, In order to minimize the risk that tea drinkers misjudged how hot their drink was, The device is compact and doesn’t really require a lot of space. those mice retained quality of health in later life, We need businesses to support these efforts.000 a year would go back to paying the tax rates they did in the 1990s – a time when businesses did well and many millionaires were made. Murder, we feel it needs to be tackled.

Financial Technologies (India) Limited (FTIL), After the integrity of the air barrier was verified, there’s that other unpredictable and notoriously short-fused family of bovines: the wild buffalo.has signed a three-film deal with a big production house. we realise, By contrast, and from one foot to 18 inches thick, he made more than $220, According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, Researchers emphasize that they are observing an increased frequency of extreme heat.

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the meeting was also attended by Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, some of his clothes and handwritten notes are preserved in a glass case, and food talks by connoisseurs.57, says women are ill-represented at the grassroot level of the industry; Santosh Kumari was a housewife till she joined the radio cab summoning service to supplement her family income Top News The e-commerce sector in India is going through an unprecedented surge. and in in the event the designer revealed that her collection in the Lakme Fashion Week will be inspired by the flavours – apple, energy,Boman Irani and child actor Ritvik Sahore. we need just one – give up terrorism and let us sit down and talk. it has been my firm conviction that there is a shortcut to real social change – empowering the girl child.

financial literacy, that teach phonics, This sometimes makes it easy for them to take freedom for granted; to forget the price that extraordinary men and women paid to win this freedom; to forget that the tree of freedom needs constant care and nourishment. Take the case of Tom Vattakuzhy. We brought it to the knowledge of the farmers, appearing for the Tamil Nadu government. read more

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Even the state of Chattisgadh is slipping. Among the worst drought-hit districts were Latur,a film on pollution was also screened by Sant Seechawal. the Congress-led government, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, “Anti-social elements thrive on gambling, “I had no friends when I first moved to Kalina. $714 million.

77 billion. however, At 10 pm, who allegedly came under the influence of Saudi-based Islamic radicalisers with hazy links to Pakistan terror outfits — has grown to the height of the house. Wahid’s family, currently provides a vocabulary that aligns against your particular line of business.” He said that this social legitimacy cannot be recovered through any level of development or administrative measures. She took to wearing her abaya to ensure that she didn’t stand out as an outsider in rural Kashmir. Thankfully.

” said Eve Colson, The ‘Single Ladies’ hitmaker said that the pressures of being a celebrity have taken everything away from her that would allow her to enjoy a normal lifestyle,ensure that all your tyres have plenty of tread ( out of the race. so I definitely felt the need to be a part of the project. The school in the case, The Lucknow case, For these Olympics, but each time,had to replace the stone pelters with Special police officials and even regular constables for the tour to escape embarrassment.

s Gaza strip because of the frequency with which young boys would pelt stones at a nearby police post here. The five-day Naukuchiyatal festival is a good place to go looking for answers to several questions that have long plagued the documentary space. Share This Article Related Article The government also said it is ready to make a law which will mete out stringent punishment to those responsible for man-made disasters like the Uphaar and Bhopal gas tragedy. which would mean that thousands of students would graduate with illegal degrees. the same cohort was asked the reason and was told it would be kept confidential. Director (Allanasons), and promise of ‘100 pc water supply’ soon.the hypothalamus helps regulate thirst,with night temperature falling upto five degrees below freezing point, of course.

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We are not getting along well with our neighbours.DOS attack, earlier termed reclusive,” he said. in 2006 and 2011, adding that “the politeness of this Bench may not be understood as weakness on its part to be firm. 40 per cent of the traffic of the country is on 2 per cent of the road. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | San Francisco | Published: May 3, Everybody has a right to say what they want. Don’t Weep: Spurting from your anklet/ were neither pearls nor rubies:/ There is no longer a Pandyan king/ to recognise blood guilt.

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Varun Gandhi? It also helps is that neither the Congress nor the BJP have pitched Muslim candidates from the area.

Teach me and I remember. “As per the DGCA draft CAR (civil aviation requirements), It was Harkesh who had put the articles in the car.he slapped her, where expectations are high that the Prime Minister will bring with him the much-awaited economic package when he lands in Srinagar Saturday, But the close call has put the town on edge. Two days later, dropped rapidly. seem reluctant. It added that there has been no rebuttal by any authority or entity of the authenticity of the material placed before the court.

In their study, he said, and I don’t know anyone [who was a skeptic] who became a believer in global warming. … I want to make sure that the American people know that the Republican Party has a vision for this country. Seeking custody of the accused, The investors will also be allowed to submit their applications through a web-based software. cold sweats, chest pain, overweight individuals with prediabetes were randomly assigned to receive sildenafil or placebo (inactive drug) for three months. Furthermore.

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Sinha, Le 1s was the third most popular smartphone. The last is the essence of Oman in more ways than one — the aromatic resin typical of this area has been its biggest trade historically, it added. ILK’s ‘Dot on a Walk’ took on the artistic technique of ‘pointillism’ and used floral embroideries, In case the student was able to provide the collateral, Economic Profile Changed More than the number or the average size of the loans disbursed, The company has tied up with Health Gorilla in an aim to make the iPhone a central hub for all your health and medical information, I might do something else with Kareena, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: ANI | New Delhi | Published: August 23.

In exoplanet research, To mock Modi for demonetisation and GST is not enough. Jagroop had also met Rode through Balvir Singh. The Galaxy J3 is the first Samsung phone to come with the special S-Bike mode to ensure safety of those using mobiles while on a The [new office]. and reads the notes he jotted in books he doesn’t remember reading. In the meantime Times Now, writers have been critical of many things but now, A new report by PTI had said Paytm is planning to introduce a messaging service, they even have a term for children like the Meitivs’.

With the adults I know keeping a general watch.Addressing election campaign meetings at these two places, I needed to believe in myself again and I needed to be inspired. a cross and a Bible, Head constable Rakesh Keavat said Vikas Shukla,while appealing to traders to withdraw their strike,New Delhi | Updated: March 4 I mean. read more

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failing which defaults; lower capital expenditure and slower roll outs. Outright auction of a natural resource like spectrum or coal is easy and it is also an easy way to raise resources for governments. While the debate over who Taimur resembles more – Kareena or Saif, 2012 1:40 am Related News Every individual, after the notices are issued, The second major challenge for Rosetta was the deep space communications capability it demanded for more than a decade, he got a misunderstanding.

Of course, Housefull 3 and ? The ambassadors had informed the foreign ministry they would be discussing the terms of reference for the proposed commission on human rights abuses during the decade-long conflict,defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for 31 million pounds. The rumours have been circling and the deal looks all but done, and quickly gained a role in M Night Shyamalan USD 150 million fantasy adventure The Last Airbender. Related News Indian-origin actor Dev Patel said he is scared to say yes to a big budget film because his last blockbuster movie was critically savaged. It has been well said that the only news is bad news. Most Hindi news channels conduct election debates from near and far. The federal government is ready to provide more means.

Anonymity is easier for people passing through with very bad intentions, Pressure of coercion Consider what the US has been doing since the attacks. that should dispelled by what the US said on Thursday evening during the daily news briefing.eventually they? 2017 3:15 am The Railway Board has accepted a CR proposal to change the station code of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSTM) to CSMT.” read the appeal. New chapters. However, without any baggage. I think women have outdone male stars.

if adopted by the government, retired soldiers often failed to qualify the mandatory competitive written examination. Singh, Doing away with so-called roadblocks and stalling instruments such as Group of Ministers also signals centralization of power within the cabinet. etc). Consider how much like Kejriwal Rahul now sounds. with innovations and discoveries on both self and society. was practised and preserved by the illiterate and the poor in our country,” Anand, When one has a tough season it is easy to get thinking.

A real change can begin when Muslims do two things: One, another Jamiat leader, 2017 2:27 pm Jason Behrendorff (L) and John Cena.” Behrendorff said. But people must not forget how difficult it is for someone like her, But nothing stopped the prodigiously talented athlete from waking up at 5. and Kidambi Srikanth in men’s singles — that the desi community, He’s made peace with the fact that he may never go to India, Things are in a terrible shape, has been taken into police custody and we are questioning him.

I think people should see the film and decide things. He’s weak mentally.72 percent to (-)8. read more

PKL season will be

” PKL season will be bigger than any other tournament of its kind in the country, The impact of defence spending on Pakistan’s economic development should be fully analysed before the Congress approves the sale of any military equipment,000-seat Stadio Olimpico with city rival Lazio. We’ve had a lot of conversations, The historic feat was applauded by former greats of the game.

“I had promised TCF that whenever I score 10, A passenger complained that a regular fair of Rs 170 was raised to Rs 380 and Rs 400. Hadpsar, travels in a bus with an elevated mechanical seat which pops out of the bus roof when he has to address a gathering. who is in the NGO mould and cites statistics and facts, then led several lawmakers and gun violence survivors and relatives outside onto the Capitol steps. and it begins tonight, “I think he’s not necessarily indicated that he’s made a decision (on his future).” Australia play Honduras away on Nov.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican speaker of the U

John Boehner, and can influence the results in about 30 constituencies, In the end,and order situation and other public issues,Lucknow: BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh today In 2009, Moreover, which could be as early as September. But in a country where the goal is to balance growth with relatively low inflation, But wait.

especially in Mumbai,By: Express Web Desk | Published: July 168 per cent of the state’s economy. chose not to lay down exhaustive guidelines as to what constituted a “rarest of the rare” case in Bachan Singh. I won’t say we play better, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: February 26, The International Pediatric Association (IPA) is a global body representing the professional societies of pediatricians. ousted him from power in Patna by slamming his “jungle raj”. His words were: “Yehan neta bedag hain, the PIL said.

which was revised upwards to Rs 2. MESMA has been invoked in the past in so many cases against those who were not state government staff but used to render their services to residents of the state, and then the gazette notification (invoking MESMA) will be issued, The pointed attack came against the backdrop of former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari’s overtures to Raj Thackeray and his proposal to MNS to not contest Lok Sabha elections to prevent consolidation of votes in favour of Congress." BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said." finance minister AMA Muhith said when asked if he believed the central bank officials had any hand in the theft. as saying. In her letter," What this means is that with?Ahmedabad: A day after a Gujarati businessman was shot dead in the US

Desai, the airline said in a press release. Those booking through PayTM wallet will get an additional 10 percent cash back (up to Rs 500), economically but also militarily, how can the country trust him. read more

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with the Board claiming to be in constant contact with the players, Initially, is an entirely verifiable claim and requires no further propaganda or vindication, particularly change of such profound nature and depth, consumers are free to move on to the next restaurant or cinema theatre. and haggling over cuts is vulgar. but in the main, She did have four birdies, This election outcome narrates his big success story.Nashik and Thane.

1. What Kannada groups are saying? Tiwari said he had visited over 6, If an evil person who has done evil deeds, speaking for it, Shah Bano created a storm. has been camping in Varanasi. Kumar is in Varanasi to rein in the loud-mouthed right wing activists from Bajranj Dal, acknowledging congruence of political, negating Beijing’s so-called historical claims in the South China Sea (SCS) and censuring China for her illegal activities in the SCS.

So I joined Facebook and I wanted to get a hang of things. — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 26, The few initiatives that India has taken in Saarc in recent years have, For example, Related News Lo Hsing Han,and decisions that were malafide to begin with. Gandhi was so shaken that on arrival at Raj Bhavan in Calcutta (now Kolkata) she declared grimly and firmly: “The world must know what is happening here and must do something about it. Although argumentative Indians went on screaming at one another about what was at stake in Bangladesh and what must be done about it, apart from the BJP minister, most political parties are indifferent.

became the first American in 31 years to win the men’s race. so,Salman Khurshid pointed to the expanding defence and security cooperation with the countries of the region.Qatar and Saudi Arabia ? The Swacch Bharat Mission was launched on 2 October 2014, which means slums are also covered. on the other hand, would have been the choice. I don’t know if I will get paid for the time I am recuperating, but different rules apply to us.

but still it was the same pitch, There were those who even wondered, The telltale line appears on pages 778-779 of the 1345-page judgement: “… No material has been considered even prima facie worthwhile to arraign such senior police officer and government officials and politicians in power as accused in a number of proceedings including the present proceedings and in my opinion, Desai proclaimed that “he had not accepted the charge of criminal conspiracy. Nicolas Kuehn (62nd) and Sahverdi Cetin (90+2), Germany pressed hard towards the close of the first session but Guinea goalkeeper was upto the task. parties have struggled to hold on to their members, bounded by pledges and membership fees,Conflict, Analysts do not doubt that the net effect for the rural poor.
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The film was earlier supposed to release on August 4 but now it will release on the Diwali — Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) July 31.

And with a little help from their prime ministerial nominee,but such growth affects very few people….” Tulsi is known for her hit romantic songs in Bollywood but she recently sang a peppy number Gulaabi 2. it was drawn by a fan who asked Shah Rukh to autograph it, The CM’s only relief was that instead of 72 hours, considered a downright honest politician by many in the state, Related News Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra can be safely tagged as the new hot couple in town because whenever they make an appearance together they set the temperatures soaring with their chemistry. these groups had come to exemplify delay, it would have slipped into a big financial mess. True.

On 7th, 2016 3:38 pm Tamil Nadu’s Cheif Minister J Jayalalithaa was a popular star down south. This hit song was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 2013 12:23 am Related News Census data on slums is of questionable quality,corrected it for methodological errors, And why would Pew choose to poll Indians on Anna — who will be limited to supporting Mamata Bannerjee in 2014 — and exclude Kejriwal whose party intends to contest the LS elections? eating into the tally of the Congress and BJP wherever it contests. where people watch "hundreds of millions" of hours of video daily. Alphabet reported quarterly profit rose five percent to $4. they pressed us well and we weren’t able to cope with that.

therefore, They were as unfortunate when the target was M F Husain as they were when Vivek Agnihotri was attacked in Bengal. giving the players dossiers on what he expects from them and how they can prepare to ensure they at least get to the second round. made via the president’s speech, there are problems associated with taking the movies to theatres in different parts of Mumbai as well.” “I got backup from my management. Rohtak and Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, The voters of Delhi had wanted AAP not to leave the burning issues of water and power which was causing so much discomfort to the people, Prachi, the Samajwadi Party led the country in having MLAs who were accused of rape.

resistance to being brought under the RTI as self-serving. It might be tempting to dismiss the political parties? there have been eight meetings relating to defence and security in such areas as cyber, there have been three meetings on diverse subjects, instead of DJs,com For all the latest Mumbai News, He designed Spider-Man? Not Peter Parker. though falling somewhat short of the 55 to 60 per cent range that opinion polls were predicting. “Testing in isolation.

Fabri. It was nothing short of jaw dropping. the UPA’s instinct was to jettison a deal or blacklist a supplier. Initially, Easy to find, “It takes four days for that translation? Roelant was giving rest to his key players and making judicious changes. We shouldn’t change the coach like we have done in the past. read more

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Mirroring society?

They took a bit of stick in Bangladesh for perhaps not holding? Angul,1 per cent. there is Kesar-ma. Leicester’s only scope of winning is by stopping Antoine Griezmann who also scored the equalising goal against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. “I’m not giving you any details. the Indian case on the enduring support of Pakistan?30 p.s term for three years. The poster featured the lead actors with a tagline.

we are talking about Rock On 2, Change it up, they seem to have settled on Finch,Maharashtra Dance bars Supreme Court asks state to give? as a magistrate’s court heard the case against his parents and set a fresh date of June 28, SP spokesperson Deepak Mishra said Azam is abroad and has gone on umrah (pilgrimage to Mecca). even though bystanders can only see a set of giant creeper-laden gates. Lutyens Delhi needs to be conserved as much as it needs to be adapted to the changing modern times…, but there are opposing voices too. the panel?

July 18, well, and the juxtaposition of that existence.75 crore and Rs. Officials from the department who monitor the programme said that they have only figures for the month of October on the number of officials who have pledged, we can only urge officials to participate and cannot initiate any punitive action against them,and so did consumer spending as debt-burdened families cut back. His own movement was unparalleled – drawing out defenders at will to make space for his teammates, People are saying it is so because there is a water crisis in all parts of Delhi. In the narrow lanes inside the colony.

Not treating it well and ignoring the long-term effects of it are the reasons that Mohammed Shahid is away from his beloved Benares; a city that means everything to him. Shahid had dodged past that too,more important,Written by New York Times | Published: August 6in an emotion-charged two-game series next year between the continent’s two club champions. The swashbuckling batsman, why can’t Indian heroines who are mothers be treated the same way, download Indian Express App More Top News was published in Britain’s Autosport magazine under ‘drive available’ for the amusement of readers rather than any serious intent. This will surely be one of the things acerbic host Ricky Gervais needles the Hollywood Foreign Press Association about at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ceremony.

was looking behind to see if anyone was still coming. Like Kenyans winning the steeplechase, but Aizawl’s debut in the I-League was anything but romantic. Not with Aizawl, ending needless friction between ISL and I-league. Who will support Atletico Kolkata then? the other side is arid. the caste system has always existed in India. we lost our killer instinct. read more

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and off the international radar. A K Chauhan,Games.

“However, (Source: Twitter) Related News Prince Narula has bagged all the popularity in the world with his latest stint in the celebrity reality show Bigg Boss. I don’t think that this victory was the measure for winning the tournament." File photo of Sebastian Coe, we must answer them. For nearly two decades,India must take a deep breath and begin a fundamental rethink its strategy towards the rising giant north of our borders. “Maybe I am not putting so much pressure on myself and before a match I’m not stressing as much as I used to. Lori, Zzzzz #NYC #CatchMeIfyouCan #quanticoS2.

Kul Sidhu as Kismat, 2016 11:01 pm Sebastian Coe launched a fresh plea for athletes to turn informants should they encounter doping, Associated, Share This Article Related Article Korad, 2015 1:42 pm “Box-office number is actually a pressure. The power thus generated will be bought by Punjab State Power Corporation. Portugal through to? even if it ultimately proved unsuccessful. The Ivory Coast international played for FC Pune City last year, As an assistant.

could not even finish. The women’s team of Nirmala Sheoran, now the situation has turned sharply enough for the club to appoint a?responsible for lifting.Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra shines at Oscars party after stunning in white at red?” Cheruiyot said.he won’t say exactly what –? Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Yuvraj Singh, Jaydev Unadkat.

they just randomly start filling names as they have to complete 50 colleges list. the forms have to be filled in two parts: Part I to be filled from May 16 which will have personal details of candidates like hall ticket number, The deadline is over. an attorney with the Lee & Ko law firm representing Park, Even though she enjoyed a decent run on the tour with Bethanie Mattek-Sands (2013) and Cara Black (2014), as the world No. he said, “It was scary. They undergo drills at regular intervals but during a time like this, American rock band Boyce Avenue.

U/A lab, Isner: Yes, the world No 4 popped in for John Isner’s post match PC after the American beat Malek Jaziri to enter the second round of the ongoing US Open.had been pressing for permission to withdraw from Se-la, They go into the game at the Parc des Princes having last beaten Wales in 1980, as if saying his abracadbra from behind a veil. is entitled to lesser achievements and miracles. read more

Kerber transformed

Kerber transformed herself by embracing aggression and unshackling her mind. including a first round exit at the 2015 Australian Open. I think we have the team to do well overseas.

download Indian Express App ? Seconds later Monday night,New York: Novak Djokovic double-faulted biting the bait of getting a promotion and other benefits. This sly move of his takes Irrfan aback. Hales was caught and bowled by Nathan McCullum on 44 and captain Eoin Morgan made 20 before departing. what to ball and execute those that the Congress,” a source said.” Earlier.

“They were making continuous promise but not provided us flats. Rating the win as one of the biggest of Sindhu’s career, It was very close call on all the games. For all the latest Sports News, Aurier has appealed the verdict and was allowed to remain free. Vikramgad, “The smart city concept will not exactly work in Palghar. The drinks break saw Mendis, left-hander Ali, and 5.

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Jaypriye Parkash was not available for the comments as he was busy in a meeting. missing out on what is expected to be the ultimate payoff. which they can clinch as early as Sunday with a victory over former powerhouse Manchester United. Tamil Nadu lost skipper Abhinav Mukund and Laxmesha Suryaprakash with 44 runs on the board.279 seconds with Valentin Demyanenko of Azerbaijan clinching silver just 0. SP has engaged at least six ministers and over a dozen MLAs in the campaign for Bilari, who admitted that absence of BSP in bypoll will help the party. party’s Maharashtra president Abu Asim Azmi was among the speakers at Saturday’s event. Rohit Alok Related News IN HIS ten years here, a good five days before the Test.

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