The Teck Kootenay Zone Race at Nelson’s Whitewater Resort, has come and gone, but the excitement is yet to wind down for all those involved. More than 115 skiers and their families traveled from Lake Louise, Kimberly, Fernie, Rossland and Golden to test their skills in four races spread across two days.Saturday and Sunday both dawned clear and cold, with perfect bluebird skies and firm chalk on Bonanza — a classic Whitewater groomer easily visible from the base lodge. The slalom track started gently on a sunny bench before taking a hairpin left turn into the shadows and plunging straight down to valley bottom. A combination of gates, stubbies, and panels challenged 117 skiers through four races, bringing U12, U14, U16, and Masters level athletes together for a weekend of sportsmanship, competition, and big fun. Behind the scenes, a small army of tireless volunteers worked ten hour shifts to solve problems, support the racers, and keep everyone safe.Saturday night featured a kids’ awards banquet and volunteer appreciation event at The Hume Hotel in downtown Nelson. Sunday afternoon saw athletes take to a snowy podium at the Whitewater base area, where they were wreathed in medals and ribbons by the legendary Bobby Swan — who along with Leigh Brousson competed in the Masters category. Whitewater posted impressive results, with top ten finishes across all categories.The Whitewater Ski Team wishes to thank the many dedicated coaches, volunteers, ski patrol, and Whitewater Ski Resort for the truly unbelievable level of support they continue to show our young athletes.
BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent Above: New Jersey Lions head coach Paul Castillo, who played football for Middletown North High School, talks to his players during a practice at its home field at St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, on Jan. 21. The Lions, a semipro football team out of Old Bridge, are seeking to be featured in NFL Films’ “Hard Knocks.” Below: Snow and freezing temperatures didn’t keep the Lions from practicing in preparation for their Jan. 29 game at SJV against another semipro team, the Irish of the Five Star Football League, in a game to be covered by NFL Films. PHOTOS BY ERIC SUCAR staff The NFL isn’t the only football league still playing outside in subfreezing temperatures. Some 60 players from the New Jersey semipro football team New Jersey Lions, based in Old Bridge, will have their exhibition game against the New Jersey Irish in chilling temperatures covered by NFL Films for a special program on semipro football around the country, to be aired on its “Hard Knocks” program.The Pride Bowl will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at St. John Vianney High School’s all-weather field in Holmdel. It pits the Lions of the Big Northeast Football Federation against the Irish of the Five Star Football League and will be taped for highlights. Lions coach and owner Paul Castillo and some of the Lions players will have microphones recording them during the game to give viewers a feel of what’s going on.Film crews were at St. John Vianney on Jan. 21 recording footage of practice and interviewing players. General admission is $7 for the game, and children under 10 will be admitted free of charge. Some proceeds from the game will benefit the Valerie Center Children’s Cancer Hospital in Long Branch.The date and time for the airing of the NFL Films program have yet to be determined.“Most of these guys played in college, and they still have the dream. They play for the love of the game,” said Castillo. “NFL Films wanted do to something on NFL teams, and looked around and heard about [semipro teams], came to two or three of our practices and liked what they had seen.”His team was 10-2 during the season in its second year in the conference, losing in the second round of the North Division playoffs to the Jersey Wolves, 28-22, in overtime. The Lions’only other loss was to the Central Pennsylvania Piranhas, 26-20. The season runs through the summer into November, but the Lions and Irish agreed to play an exhibition game in the frigid January weather.“Theweather is not that bad. You just dress in layers, although it’s better to play without all of that in the warmer weather,” said quarterback Matt Mariano, a former star at East Brunswick High School who went on to play at Delaware Valley College and is one of the players being mic’d up for this game. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not many players actually in the NFLhave a chance to be a part of an NFL Films production. Who knows what can happen from here?”Mariano is working his way back into playing shape after he was medically cleared in December after a shoulder separation suffered early in the season.“When I was done with college, I thought I was done with football,” he said. “One guy I played high school football with told me about this team, which is not far.”But games are played along the East Coast, and for any game that’s about two hours away or less, players need to figure out their own way to get there. For a few games of longer distances, they charter a bus. After three seasons, the Lions moved from the Regional American Football League, where they averaged 48 points a game in an unbeaten regular season and gave up 6.3 points per game, second best in the league. Last year they finished 14-1, beating the 2007 RAFL and national champion Prince William (Va.) Monarchs, 30-13. In the second round, the Lions beat the New Jersey Wolves, 15-12, with a 105-yard interception return for the game-winning touchdown before the season ended in a 22-21 loss to the Virginia Kings.This season, they scored 36.6 points and allowed 6.7 per outing, second best in their new league in both areas.Most of the players on this team were college players who could not hang up the cleats for good. Just about all of them have professional careers.“This is not for everybody,” said Lions middle linebacker Jeff Castillo, the coach’s brother and a co-owner of the team. “Some look to semipro football as a joke, but not us. We’re in a class with a few other teams that take this seriously. We’re trying to change the face of semipro football, and my brother and his staff of 16 coaches put in so much time to this. It’s their lives. It’s what they talk about away from the field.”Jeff Castillo, an ironworker for New Jersey Local 45, is a former star middle linebacker for Middletown North’s state championship team in 1996. He said he became a co-owner first and then decided to get back on the field. “I wasn’t ready to stop playing yet,” he said. Strong-side linebacker Paul Keator, one of many Jersey Shore-area players, lives in Toms River after a stellar career at Middletown South as a running back. He was recruited by University of New Haven coach Tony Sparano, now head coach with the Miami Dolphins, and left after a year when Sparano also exited. He spent a brief time at Rowan University in 2003 and then left to start his own paving business.“I feel this is better than college,” Keator said. “The time everyone is putting into it, they feel like it’s real football. It’s getting bigger and younger with more guys fresh out of college who feel this is their chance to maybe get noticed by a team [in the NFL].”And with a potentially large audience who may be watching them on their television sets, this is the chance for many of them to live their dream — at least for one showing.For more information, go to njlionsfootball.com or Facebook.com/newjersey lions.
The peak remains tantalisingly close for Serena Williams but negotiating the final incline to a record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles title is proving the trickiest of all.American veteran Williams gets another chance to match Steffi Graf’s professional era benchmark at Wimbledon when the championships start next week, having proved uncharacteristically vulnerable when it matters.Had it not been for defeat by Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open final and Garbine Muguruza at the same stage in Paris, 34-year-old Williams would have already passed Graf and would be set to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.Instead, it has all become a bit of a struggle.Add in her US Open semi-final defeat by Roberta Vinci last year when a calendar slam seemed in her pocket, there are doubts about her finishing skills — and her nerve.“Something is holding her back, and it could be nerves,” 18-times grand slam champion Chris Evert said.“Especially against Kerber and against Muguruza, she wasn’t able to dig herself out of the hole like she has in past years.“She’s been famous for finding that next gear, that next level, when she’s down.”Three-times Wimbledon champion John McEnroe tips Williams to win a seventh All England Club crown, but says self-imposed pressure could be mounting.“It’s not easy to try to do what she’s doing, to make history at this stage,” he said.“There’s not that many people that wouldn’t pick her here. If she’s playing well, she’ll win the tournament.”Of the challengers, they come in two distinct categories.The power hitters such as Spain’s Muguruza, twice champion Petra Kvitova, former world number one and rising American Madison Keys. Sadly Victoria Azarenka withdrew with injury.Then there are the scramblers like world number three Agnieszka Radwanska, Kerber and Simona Halep.World number two Muguruza pushed her hard in last year’s final and overpowered her in the French Open final with a fearless display of attacking tennis.Whether or not the 22-year-old can make the quick switch from clay to grass and deal with the new-found expectation is questionable though, according to Evert.“I’m curious to see how she does that,” the American, who will be commentating for ESPN, said in a phone conference.On her day Kvitova can be unplayable, especially on grass, although the Czech, winner in 2011 and 2014, is still prone to puzzling off-days and she played down her chances after losing to Johanna Konta at Eastbourne.“I’m not personally seeing chances, unfortunately. I will be very happy if I can show up in the second week,” Kvitova, who will be seeded 10th, said.Keys, seeded ninth, reached the quarter-finals last year and warmed up for Wimbledon by winning the Birmingham title on grass. She also won the Eastbourne title in 2014.Evert believes the 21-year-old is now ready to mount a serious Wimbledon challenge.“This girl can play on grass. Her serve I think matches Serena’s,” Evert said. “I think she’s going to win some majors. I don’t have any doubt in my mind.”
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Monique Del Carmen lit up early from the field, scoring seven first quarter points to help NU to a 25-8 start to take control from the get go.“So happy with everything,” said NU head coach Pat Aquino. “I didn’t imagine we will have six tiles in six years with no losses. We are so happy for the schools and the players.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4UST tried to fight back in the fourth and got to as close as eight points, 46-38, but NU brandished its might with an 18-2 run to take a 64-40 lead and put the game beyond reach with 4:35 to play.The graduating Del Carmen finished with 15 points, two rebounds, four assists, and two steals for the Finals MVP plum while center Rhena Itesi had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Neymar returns as PSG warms up for Madrid by beating Lille MOST READ Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Forward Kelli Hayes will also graduate NU and she tallied nine points, three boards, two assists, and two steals.Kaye Pingol also had 15 points with five rebounds, two assists, and two steals, but wasn’t able to finish the game after hurting her right shoulder.The Bulldogs dedicated the title to power forward Jack Animam, who is still in Auckland, New Zealand, after suffering an orbital fracture on her right eye.Tantoy Ferrer led the Growling Tigresses with 16 points, six rebounds, and three steals while Season MVP Grace Irebu put up 11 points and 10 boards.Ruby Portillo, Lon Rivera, Kikay Gandalla, Shen Callanga, Carolina Sangalang, Karla Manuel, and Josalyn Casiano all played their final game for UST.ADVERTISEMENT 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw LATEST STORIES DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees NU Lady Bulldogs are champions once more. UAAP PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—National University captured title no. six after stringing an incredible winning streak of 96 games.The Lady Bulldogs capped off another perfect season with a sweep of University of Santo Tomas, clinching the crown with a 66-54 victory in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 82 women’s basketball finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments
Dear Editor,The cultivation of sugar in Guyana commenced between the 1630 and 1658 under the Dutch rule. The Africans arrived here in the 1700s. Hence, it would have been the Amerindians and later the lower class of Europeans who would have worked on these plantations. After the abolition of slavery in 1834, labour was sought by way of the immigration system, with the arrival of the Portuguese and later from the East Indians who arrived in 1838 who worked under the system of indentureship. The Chinese arrived in 1853 after the suspension of the Indian immigration system.Guyana’s unique ethnic composition is one that we brag about. Hence it is noteworthy that our country’s first official product saw the participation of every ethnic group.All six races played a pivotal role the establishment, cultivation, expansion and sustenance of Guyana’s sugar industry over the centuries. Three hundred and fifty-nine years later, the industry has acquired the track record of positive growth and unparallel contribution to the economy with a decline only on two occasions, the first being in 1980s with a revival after 1992 and again in 2005 after the flood. However, recent events have revealed that the Government is somewhat unaware of these facts or they are vehemently bent on throwing out the baby with the bath water.Social Studies teach us from an early age that sugar is one of the five natural resources of Guyana and then there is the local expression that “sugar is king.”What we have not been taught is that because of the blood, sweat, tears and suffering of our foreparents, sugar by way of its contribution to our economy for 359 years “Have made us free.”Yet today, as we witness and experience the rapid decline of our country’s economy, there are those who are unashamedly refusing to recognise the first official product and the oldest and largest single economic sector in Guyana.The Government talk of “Greening the economy” but it is hell bent on discarding the industry that can be a major contributor to this initiative by way of by products which are used in the production of food, beverages, confectionery, medicines, paper and ethanol gas. The Government complained of having to bail out the sugar industry in a manner that makes it seem as a burden on the economy yet it willing to provide subsidy to other areas.Calypsonian “Red Plastic Bag” in his calypso “Sugar Made Us Free” urged that “we need to stop and consider the consequences that we will suffer later.” The closure of the industry will have a ripple effect on individuals and the economy. Bias and visionless thinking will result in workers being placed on the breadline and the disruption of family and community life.What sins have the workers in this aged old industry committed? Can it be that they are being made to suffer unduly based on the premise that the workforce is made largely of Indo-Guyanese, that they are ardent supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), that they are represented by the Unions GAWU and NAACIE which are air marked as affiliates of the PPP or that they were the first sector that was organised by the late Dr Cheddi Jagan, Founder of the PPP.If this is so, then it is a violation of their rights as is stated under the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Act Convention No 87 and United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Article 19-23 – Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise.The latest vendetta is the late payment of wages and salaries to sugar workers which was overdue by two weeks without any explanation. This is a violation of ILO’s Convention, 1949 (No 95)The final chapter on the story of sugar in Guyana is about to end on a sad note and the APNU/AFC Administration has designed its tombstone which reads “Here Rests The Sugar Industry of Guyana, 1630’s – 2017. May Its Soul Rest In Peace.”Sincerely,Gillian BurtonPersaud MP
Goals from Pepe – with a superb header – and Helder Postiga, with his 20th goal for his country, had given the Portuguese a perfect start.However, a series of terrible misses by their star player Cristiano Ronaldo had threatened to prove very costly until Varela stepped up to save them just three minutes after coming on.The win puts Portugal level on points with Denmark, who beat the Dutch in their opening game, while Germany top the table and take on Holland later on Wednesday.The Danes had the first chance in the fifth minute as the ball deflected to highly-rated youngster Christian Eriksen inside the area but Pepe did well to block his goalbound shot.The Portuguese managed to put very little together in the opening 20 minutes save once when Ronaldo drifted in from the wing into the centre and played the ball to Raul Meireles.Meireles found the Real Madrid star – just five goals in 15 tournament matches – in space but he produced a woeful shot and tried to blame the pitch as he looked ruefully down at it afterwards.However, he was not found wanting when he delivered his corner in the 24th minute as Pepe came steaming in to head home, the ball flying in over Danish midfielder William Kvist’s head at the near post.Ronaldo appeared to take heart out of that and he was unfortunate to see an on-target freekick take a deflection off a Danish defender in the 32nd minute.But he did not have to wait long for his side to double their lead.His former Manchester United team-mate Nani was the creator, passing the ball into the box where Postiga got a yard on his marker Simon Kjaer and put the ball away with a sharp finish.The Danes, though, got themselves back in the match four minutes before half-time as a smart header across the goal from Michael Krohn-Dehli found Bendtner unmarked and he made no mistake with a close range header to make it five successive games with the Portuguese that he has found the net.Ronaldo, though, should have restored the two goal advantage soon after the start of the second-half as put clear he was one on one with Danish ‘keeper Stephan Andersen, but the latter blocked his shot with his legs.The Danes still found plenty of fight with Kvist going close with a rasping shot.Bendtner was in lively form and worked himself some space in the 72nd minute to set himself up nicely but he sent his shot well wide of the goal.Ronaldo’s woes in front of goal continued as Nani’s superb through ball found him in acres of space and from about eight yards out and with just Andersen to beat he put it wide – provoking jeers and whistles in the stands.That miss looked to have been extremely costly as Bendtner rose superbly to head home Lars Jacobsen’s excellent cross from the right.However, the drama was not over as Fabio Coentrao hared down the left flank and crossed into the box. Varela swung at the ball with his left foot and miskicked but showing remarkable composure connected with his favoured right foot and lashed home.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LVIV, Ukraine, June 13 – Portugal beat Denmark 3-2 in a thrilling Euro 2012 Group B clash here on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.A stunning goal by substitute Silvestre Varela three minutes from time saw the 2004 finalists take the points after they had let slip a 2-0 lead as Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner drew the Danes level with two headers.
0Shares0000Arsenal’s Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech warms up before the start of their English Premier League football match against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 9, 2015. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, August 15- Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to produce a strong response after their dismal opening day defeat when they return to action at Crystal Palace on Sunday.Wenger’s side make the short trip to south London with the embarrassment of last weekend’s shock 2-0 home loss against West Ham still fresh in their minds. Heading into the new Premier League campaign, Wenger’s squad were widely tipped as genuine title contenders after winning the FA Cup and defeating champions Chelsea in the Community Shield.But a miserable debut from Petr Cech, the veteran goalkeeper signed from Chelsea and hailed as the last piece in Wenger’s title jigsaw, and lacklustre displays from the majority of his new team-mates, allowed West Ham to shatter the optimism surrounding the Gunners.Faced with a tricky clash against a Palace side who started with a 3-1 win at Norwich and have caused numerous problems for the top teams at Selhurst Park in recent years, Wenger acknowledges Arsenal could suffer another blow to their title bid unless they raise their performance levels significantly.Yet the Arsenal manager is sure that belief among his squad remains intact and he has backed them to rebound with a win that will set the tone for the rest of the season.“Every defeat makes you a bit smaller, but it is our job to take it in perspective with 37 games to go,” Wenger said.“We have the history behind us from the second half of the campaign last year which shows we have the quality to always respond and to be consistent, so let’s focus on our quality.“Defeat is part of the season and of course that was not planned, but we know it is how we respond to these kind of things that will make our season.”– Fragile –Following Sunday’s loss, Wenger found himself in the familiar position of having to defend his football philosophy as angry fans questioned the way their physically fragile players were bullied by West Ham.But the Frenchman, whose club last won the title in 2004, said: “We have a big following and disappointed people are emotional, that is understandable and it hurts us as well to disappoint people who have a high level of expectation.“We have analysed what happened to us, but we don’t have to go overboard with what happened. It is a defeat and it hurts, but that shouldn’t take our belief in our potential away.“A strong season is down to the way that you respond to disappointment so we will focus on our next game. We will prepare for that.”Wenger is boosted by the return of right-back Hector Bellerin after a thigh strain ruled him out last weekend.Chile forward Alexis Sanchez could start having stepped up his training this week after an extended break following the Copa America.Meanwhile, Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes Yohan Cabaye would have slotted straight into Arsenal’s starting line-up if the France midfielder had signed for the Gunners.Cabaye made a surprise move to Palace from Paris Saint Germain in July but was close to joining Arsenal two years ago when he was at Newcastle.The playmaker has already made a good impression at Palace, scoring in last week’s win at Norwich, and Pardew says he could easily hold his own in a squad of Arsenal’s quality.“Two years ago Yohan wouldn’t play (for Newcastle) at Manchester City because he thought he was going to Arsenal so it’s quite ironic he’s now here with us at Crystal Palace,” Pardew said.“He’s a fantastic player, we’re honoured to have him and he’s definitely the level of Arsenal players.“I don’t think Arsene Wenger or anyone at Arsenal would disagree with that.“We have a player who could definitely play in their team and that’s a nice feeling for us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
LA PUENTE – Two local politicians said they allocated a combined $300,000 to help pay for a nature center in La Puente, completing all the funding needed to move forward with plans for the one-acre park. The city has received written confirmation from Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and verbal confirmation from Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, for $150,000 each, city Finance Director Young Kim said. “We’re anxious because we want to get this project started,” Mayor Lou Perez said. “We’ve got some money already but it hasn’t been enough, so we are very happy \ have joined us to help fund this.” The proposed Puente Creek Nature Education Center, estimated at $1.9 million, is planned for Nelson Avenue between Nelson Elementary School and the Puente Creek Channel. Officials have long argued that the area, which is home to several sports leagues, is often crowded. “The whole thing is that we need more places where people here who can’t afford to take their kids to the ocean or to the mountains or wherever else can utilize,” Perez said. The city has retained San Diego-based Schmidt Design Group Inc. to design the project. While the money from Napolitano and Molina has not yet been received, officials are confident at the prospects. Napolitano’s legislative director Joseph Sheehy said Tuesday he was hopeful her end of the bargain would come through. It is earmarked in the Transportation Housing and Urban Development Bill, which has passed the House of Representatives and is now being reviewed by the Senate, he said. “These people usually don’t tell you this unless it’s almost a sure thing,” Perez said. Once funding has been secured and a contractor hired, it could take six to nine months to build the center, Cowley said. Perez hopes to have the project completed next year. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The city has already been awarded a series of grants, including $750,000 from the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and $400,00 from a 2002 bond act for the project. Plans peg the center as an educational and recreational hub with a climbing wall, trails, educational exhibits and decorative boulders. Officials also hope to coordinate docent-led tours for school children. “Students can know what the different aspects of the park are for, how to conserve water, how water seeps in the ground,” City Manager Carol Cowley said. “I think this is going to be very valuable to the city.” La Puente currently has one park – the 22-acre La Puente Park – to serve the more than 40,000 residents living within the city’s 3.5-square-mile radius.
1 Ousmane Dembele Barcelona are close to completing a £118m deal for Manchester City target Ousmane Dembele.The 20-year-old has become one of the most wanted men in football over the past two seasons and he is finally set to leave Borussia Dortmund.City are long-term admirers of the France international but, according to El Mundo Deportivo, he is joining Barcelona.The Spanish side are set to part with £90m to sign Dembele, but a further £28m will be paid at a later date via add-ons.That means the forward could eventually cost a staggering £118m, but Barca are desperate to bring him in to bolster their attacking options.The LaLiga club sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £196m earlier this summer and they believe Dembele can fill his boots.
Pep Guardiola hopes his team can push on 1 Pep Guardiola feels Manchester City must win games like this weekend’s at Watford to prove they can join the European elite.City opened their Champions League campaign with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Feyenoord in midweek, an impressive display that came just four days after a 5-0 hammering of Liverpool.But Guardiola’s men won just two of the six Premier League games that immediately followed a Champions League group game last season and the City boss feels his team must cope better with tough schedules.Guardiola said: “It will be a demanding game, especially coming just three days later.“With the trip back to Manchester, now travelling to London, there’s not too many hours for regeneration.“We have to handle that if we want to become a good team in the next years. We have to handle these situations, when one team have one week to prepare and we don’t have the time. In these situations we have to try to win.“When that situation happens we will be on the path to being a good team.”Watford have made an impressive start to the season under new manager Marco Silva, collecting eight points and remaining unbeaten in their first four games.Guardiola said: “Watford are just two points behind us, they made an amazing start. They didn’t lose one game.“I was so impressed with their performance against Southampton. They completely dominated the game.“They have fast players, new players and a good manager. What Silva did last season with Hull City was amazing. He is a fantastic trainer.“Watford is always complicated. They are so physical with the throw-ins and set-pieces and have quality up front.”Captain Vincent Kompany is unlikely to return but is now back in training after a calf injury.Guardiola, speaking at his pre-match press conference, was also vague on the prospect of veteran midfielder Yaya Toure being involved.Toure has been left out of the squad for the past two games and did not travel to Rotterdam at all this week.Asked if Toure could feature, Guardiola said: “We will see.”Guardiola, however, did go on to add that Toure remains an important member of the squad and will have a key role to play this season.He said: “I need him, the team needs him. He was so important last season and he’ll be so important this season.“He is part of the group. I admire him and what he has done in his career. He is an exceptional player.“In the last games he was not in the squad but of course he is going to help us.”
(Missourinet) The Missouri House is considering a bill that would stop Grain Belt Express in its tracks.The Public Service Commission last month approved the plan for Clean Line to place wind energy overhead transmission lines across Missouri. This bill would ban companies being able to place those lines through eminent domain.Jeff Bergstrom with Marshall Municipal Utilities said at a House hearing this week that Grain Belt would save his customers a lot of money.“Marshall is a small community. We struggle. We have poverty. An opportunity like this is very huge for Marshall…to compete in today’s world.”But some of the landowners who would see power poles on their property are not fans.“I’m going, as a landowner, [to] give up a lot of income to allow something to come across my property that I will get no value from,” farmer Marilyn O’Bannon says.The PSC says landowners will get paid at a fair rate for the property taken from them.Grain Belt Express would cross our area in Chariton, Randolph, and Monroe counties.
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Bumble bees have a thing for tomato plants, especially if they’re harboring a destructive virus. That’s the curious finding of a new study, in which researchers released the insects into spaces that contained either normal tomato plants or those infected with the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV). CMV alters the gene expression of the tomato plants it infects, stunting their growth and distorting their leaves, and it can cause severe losses of crops worldwide. It also causes the plant to emit a different scent than noninfected tomatoes, researchers report today in PLOS Pathogens. The scent appears to make a difference; the bees were more likely to visit infected plants than noninfected plants, and they spent more time buzzing around them. That preference likely keeps the virus going in tomato plants, according to a mathematical model the team developed. The team says further research could lead to ways to increase bee pollination of important crops.
Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal is now the only Indian film to have grossed above Rs 375 crore from within the country.Dangal’s current box-office collection, as of Friday, stands at Rs 376.14 crore. It is only followed by PK whose domestic box-office collection is Rs 340.80 crore.Here are the benchmarks Dangal crossed since its day of release (December 23):Rs 50 crore earned on Day 2 (Dec 24)Rs 100 crore … Day 3 (Dec 25)Rs 150 crore … Day 5 (Dec 27)Rs 200 crore … Day 8 (Dec 30)Rs 250 crore … Day 10 (Jan 1)Rs 300 crore … Day 13 (Jan 4)Rs 350 crore … Day 19 (Jan 10)Rs 375 crore … Day 29 (Jan 19)However, Dangal’s worldwide box-office collection is still behind that of PK’s. While Dangal has earned around Rs 721.14 crore so far, PK’s worldwide box-office collection is Rs 792 crore.MOVIE REVIEW: DangalALSO WATCH: What worked and what didn’t in Aamir’s DangalAamir Khan’s Dangal has got rave reviews all over and has been praised for its writing, direction, screenplay, acting and music.Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is based on the struggle of real-life wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters Geeta Kumari and Babita Phogat to become world-class champions.The actors playing Geeta and Babita (Zaira Wasim/Fatima Sana Shaikh and Suhani Bhatnagar/Sanya Malhotra) have been praised for how well they portrayed their characters after undergoing rigorous training.Aamir Khan will soon be seen in the 2017 film Secret Superstar where he stars in a small cameo. Zaira Wasim plays the protagonist in it.
\R Buenos Aires, June 30 (AFP) Argentine legend Diego Maradona is a controversial idol, worshipped as a god for his World Cup-winning exploits but whose life of excess has left a tormented public back home torn between veneration and derision. The 57-year-old hit the headlines in Russia this week when he was filmed making two-handed middle-finger gestures to fans during Argentina’s narrow win over Nigeria in their final World Cup pool game. How to take his attention-grabbing outbursts is a recurring theme back home in Argentina. “He thinks that the love that Argentines lavish on him is so great that when he behaves badly we’ll look the other way,” said 55-year-old businessman Bruno Sollner. Daniel Carballo, 56, agreed that Maradona “is not an example, at least not for me and most of my friends and my family, no.” “There are things that are not acceptable, but well, he’s like that,” Carballo added. Other South Americans tend to perceive Argentines as arrogant, and Maradona’s cockiness and public anguish seem to personify a nation’s suffering at its team’s stuttering performance in Russia. “He is arrogant, he gets out of control because of arrogance,” said Sollner. Maradona got adoration for his goals against England in the 1986 World Cup, both the cheat goal he scored with his hand — he called it the “Hand of God” — and another, when he danced past five English players to score what is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest goals of all time. In Buenos Aires that day, he became a god. It was almost as if he had avenged with a football Argentina’s painful defeat in the Falklands War against Britain four years earlier.advertisement – Idol of a new generation – ============================ Irreverent, charismatic and provocative, Maradona remains an idol in Argentina, even for a generation too young to have seen him play, when his name became synonymous with footballing genius. Paula Garcia Paz, a teacher, was six when Maradona lifted the World Cup in 1986. “I’ll never forget it, that goal against England is something so memorable for Argentines,” she said. Sollner said “we love him because he has stood up to the powerful, because on the pitch he never gave up, and you can see how much defeat hurts him. “That devotion for a soccer fan is vital, it’s called sweating for the shirt,” he added. The antics at the World Cup have been amusing and disturbing by turns, but for Argentines a distracting sideshow to the main event on the pitch. Carried out of his seat in the VIP box after the match, he was forced to deny rumors he had been hospitalized, saying the next day that he was “very alive.” “In Russia he’s caused a stir, he’s a guy who retired decades ago and who won things 30 years ago, but if he sneezes. we’re all on tenterhooks, waiting. That’s unique. That’s Maradona,” said Sollner. – Diego, to the Nth degree – ============================ Those who know Maradona describe him as having an explosive personality while keeping his feet on the ground, despite having reached a sporting Olympus. “Diego was a kid in the slum, with a kite, on which he wrote the name Maradona. He started to run and the kite took flight, but he stayed on the ground,” is how biographer Guillermo Blanco puts it. Blanco said Maradona “just like everyone else has goodness, badness, ego, solidarity… but when he does something, he’s unlike others who are considered ‘balanced.’ He does it to the Nth degree.” Angry with his daughters, in a legal battle with his ex-wife, scammed by a relative or banned for doping at the 1994 World Cup, Maradona’s turbulent front-page life makes him a figure of pity for many Argentines, particularly the middle class. They still deride him for flaunting his friendships with late leftist leaders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. He insists he no longer takes cocaine, a habit that began in his heyday with Italian team Napoli, but his behavior during the Nigeria match has given rise to some concern. “He needs to continue getting attention like in former times, but by giving an even worse example,” said Laura Orsi. “He is an icon of another time, but he erased all the glory with his behaviour: drugs, alcohol and fame went to his head,” said the 56-year-old systems analyst. – More than Messi – =================== There are inevitable comparisons between Maradona and Lionel Messi, but until the younger man wins a World Cup, Maradona remains a cut above for most Argentines.advertisement “Messi is a phenomenon, but the world of football, until now, has not seen a player like Maradona,” his old teammate Claudia Caniggia said recently. Another contemporary, Julio Olarticoechea, agreed: “Seeing him, not only in games, but in training, was something else. Diego was magic. That’s the word.” “Messi still hasn’t managed to give us the happiness Diego did,” said Garcia Paz, the teacher. “He thought he was a god and made many mistakes, but I know that the day he leaves this world, Argentina will be paralyzed.” (AFP) AHAH
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 14, 2014August 10, 2016Click 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)USAID, in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the MCHIP and Evidence to Action Project (E2A) are now accepting abstracts for possible inclusion as individual presentations or preformed panels at the upcoming technical meeting: Throughout the Reproductive Life Course: Opportunities and Challenges for Empowering Girls and Women. The April meeting will highlight a range of issues related to healthy reproductive decision-making throughout the life course, in both U.S. and global contexts, and seeks to achieve the following goals:Disseminate knowledge and identify gaps about effective approaches for empowered decision-making throughout the reproductive life course; andExplore the use of these findings to strengthen programs, and stimulate new interventions and research opportunitiesFrom USAID, abstracts for presentations or panels will be considered through February 3 on the following:1. Using Family Planning to Prevent High-Risk Pregnancies This includes: adolescent pregnancies, rapid, repeat pregnancies, postpartum or post miscarriage/induced abortion, advanced maternal age pregnancies, high-parity pregnancies.2. Influencing Short Intervals and Fertility Intentions Successes or challenges of community-based programs and activities to influence interpregnancy length and/or intendedness of conceptions, including improved couple communication and joint/respectful decision-making.3. Youth This could include: addressing positive youth development, self-esteem, goal-setting, reaching first-time parents, HIV prevention, engaging boys, preventing child marriage, or responding to the needs of married adolescents.4. Family Planning Integration with Health Services Integrating FP with other health services (e.g., maternal health [antenatal, safe delivery, postpartum care], nutrition services, child health and immunization services, addressing postpartum depression, GBV, or reproductive coercion).5. Family Planning Links with Non-Health Activities FP linkages with non-health activities (e.g., life skills, literacy, microcredit, income generation, education promotion [keeping girls in school] and skills needed for productive employment).6. Empowerment or Motivational Components Integrated, or holistic FP-MNCH services that include empowerment or motivational components (through use of reproductive life planning and other innovations to overcome barriers to empowerment).Abstracts must be evidence-based (quantitative or qualitative), with substantive content and no more than 300 wordsIndividual and preformed panel abstracts will be accepted through February 3, 2014. Please submit all abstracts to Salwa Bitar at SBitar@e2aproject.org.Share this:
CLOSING EXAMPLE:Imagine your fundraising offer, in a nutshell, is to donate a meal that costs you less than $2.00.Your specific, simple, emotional, rewarding, leverageable, urgent, actionable appeal works like this (I’ve offered a few variations to show there’s no one right way to do this, but you’ll succeed if you include all the compelling elements):Your $2.00 gift will feed Joe a hot nutritious Thanksgiving dinner in the company of caring friends. Please give before Monday to reserve Joe’s place. Donate a $2.00 meal before next Monday so Joe gets a hot, nutritious Thanksgiving dinner in the company of caring friends this Thursday.The choice is yours. Joe can be cold, alone and hungry this Thanksgiving. Or warm and fed, in the company of a caring community. It all depends on you.Give the gift of a nutritious, hot Thanksgiving dinner, served in the company of friends. Just $2.00 received by Monday will reserve a place for Joe.Specific problem – You can show a photo of it. Donor can easily visualize the impact.Simple solution – Your reader is asked to do one thing. S/he doesn’t need to know all the reasons that bring Joe, and folks like him, to your mission. Or how you provide the meal. Or what ancillary services you provide (though you may hint at that in noting Joe will be “in the company of friends”). Offer up the information about additional support services you provide in your future donor communications.Emotional need – Fulfills human urge to help/make an impact; to connect with others.Reward – Feels good to help a real person. Now. Implication is that when you help someone in your community it makes the community betterLeverage – Good deal. Inexpensive. Fed someone, and then led to other “ripple effects” (implication Joe will get not just nutrition, but also other supportive care).Deadline – Feed someone a holiday meal, at a time people can feel very depressed and alone.Call to action – Do it now, here’s how, and it’s easy.Ready to Create Your Own Irresistible Fundraising Offer?Simply include these seven elements and you’ll be ahead of the game.And remember to keep it simple and focused.Black and white is good when it comes to offering options to join you (or not) in your mission. Your donor should think “Yes, I’ll help” or “No, I won’t help.”And, since your offer is so clear and compelling it would be unthinkable for them to say “no.”Right? 1. Specific ProblemSomething you can visualize happening. Or not happening. Not something broad and generic like “support our cause.” If you’ve had success in the past with a generic appeal, I understand. That can work, especially with folks who already ‘get it,” but that limits your reach and appeal. To expand beyond folks who already love you requires greater specificity. And, to be frank, when you’re more specific you’ll secure larger gifts. So stop leaving money on the table and describe a specific fundraising goal and cost to achieve what you propose.ACTION TIP: If you know it costs $20/month to feed a senior, I’d like to know that. In fact, in deciding how much I should give, I need to know that! It might cause me to give $240 to feed a senior for a year. If you just ask me to “support our senior nutrition program with a gift of any amount,” I may just give you $25.#NFGtips: Before you send out any appeal, make sure your donation page makes it easy for donors to give.2. Simple SolutionSomething capable of being easily grasped by your audience. Not all the underlying complexities. Your fundraising offer is not a place to educate your donors. Or try to explain them into giving. Don’t feel compelled to expound on every nuance of what you do. Or every piece of the puzzle. Get right to the most important part of what you do. The demonstrated outcome.ACTION TIP: Donors simply want to show you they care. They want to make the happy ending come true. They want to see themselves as heroes. Giving becomes a reflection in the mirror of who they are: compassionate, generous, values-based people. Donors will give when they’re persuaded that doing so is an excellent expression of who they are. If you want to tell the rest of the story (and you should), do it after the fact. In your thank you letters, emails and year-round communications. By the time next year rolls around, they’ll have a whole story bank in their minds and hearts, and will likely give even more passionately.Think of your fundraising offer as lighting the first spark. Then let your stewardship communications over the ensuing year fan the flames. 7. Call to ActionAsk early and often. Think about the single, most important thing you need to communicate; then tie your opening to your reason for writing as quickly as possible. It may be only thing your prospect will read before deciding whether or not to continue reading, or simply toss you into trash.ACTION TIP: Make your ask explicit. Spell it out in black and white. Force a decision with introduction that triggers an “I’ll help/I won’t help” decision.Every morning Jim dreams of getting onto a basketball court again. But his war injury means this will never happen. Unless you help.Isabelle dreams of being 1st in her family to go to college and ‘make something of herself.’ Instead she’ll probably get a minimum wage job right out of high school. Unless you help.Offer multiple ways to give (e.g., via remit piece and envelope; link to your website; telephone number). Make branded giving pages user-friendly and mobile responsive. Assure the landing pages include the campaign-specific call to action. Begin with “YES! I’ll help _________.” This seals the deal and helps the donor feel warm and fuzzy about their decision to help. 4. Donor BenefitsHuman beings always ask themselves: “What’s in it for me?” Always show your donor what the benefit will be if they give. Remind them they’ll feel really good. Studies show merely contemplating giving releases “feel good” dopamine. Everything about giving –thinking and doing –is good for us!ACTION TIP: Tell prospective donors giving will save a life… lead to a cure… offer a resource for them and their children… make their community a better place. You can also add in benefits like tax deductions, inclusion in a giving society and even token gifts (like invitations to free events, being entered into a raffle to win something, etc.). Perhaps one of the biggest benefits you can offer is to make your donor feel like a hero. 3. EmotionalPeople give when their hearts are touched. Usually from ONE compelling story. Often from a photo that depicts this story, accompanied by a compelling caption. A zingy, succinct opening line can help as well.ACTION TIP: Come up with something memorable and “sticky” with which folks can easily connect. Usually the best way to do this is through storytelling. Don’t make it an educational lesson or intellectual exercise. Something people will struggle to remember. People don’t give because of the fact that 27,000 people in your community are hungry. Or 200,000 birds are soaked in oil and can’t fly. They don’t give to statistics. They don’t give with their heads. They give when something tugs at their heart strings. One hungry child. One oil-drenched, grounded bird. One wrong they can believably right with their gift. 6. DeadlineStrike while the iron is hot. You’ve worked hard to trigger folks’ emotions. Don’t let them put off giving until a future time, when their ardor may have cooled. Offer deadlines.ACTION TIP: Create a sense of scarcity. No one likes to lose out on a good deal. Matching grant deadline. Doors about to close deadline. People waiting in line deadline. Year-end tax deduction deadline. Even if you can’t find a natural “scarcity” deadline, give some kind of deadline like: “Do it by next Monday.” 5. LeverageOffer the donor a “good deal” – show them how they get a bigger bang for their buck than may seem to be true at first blush. People love to S-T-R-E-T-C-H their dollars.ACTION TIP: Describe how their dollar goes further than they might imagine. One meal provided in the third world will seem relatively cheap. One dollar given that will be matched dollar-for-dollar due to your matching grant is alluring. One dollar given that has ripple effects, helping not just the recipient, but their entire family, is tempting. How to Create a Nonprofit Fundraising Offer That Can’t Be Refused Do you know what the 40/40/20 rule is? It’s something long preached by direct mail experts, and it reveals that the key to success with your fundraising appeal is not the thing most nonprofits spend the greatest amount of time on.Alas, it’s not the “creative.”Here’s how the “40-40-20 Rule” goes:40 percent of a direct mailing’s success is dependent upon the list; 40 percent of the success comes from the offer; and 20 percent of the success is due to the creative.40 – Mailing list (audience you’re talking to)40 – Offer (what you’re asking audience to do)20 – Creative (words, pictures, fonts, colors and design)Today we’re going to talk about the offer. Because if you don’t make it clear and easy for folks to take the exact action you desire, then the rest of your mailing has little purpose.7 Compelling Fundraising Offer Essentials
Sources: CARE, European Union Training Mission – Mali, John Snow, Inc., International Medical Corps, Partners in Health, TRIAL, UNHCR.Photo Credit: The Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, November 2012, courtesy of Brian Sokol/UNHCR.This post originally appeared on the New Security Beat.Share this: Posted on February 25, 2015June 12, 2017By: Katrina Braxton, Program Assistant, The Wilson Center’s Maternal Health InitiativeClick 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)Accessing maternal health care is already a challenge in many countries, and when conflict erupts or a disaster strikes, it can get even worse, leaving millions of women on their own while at their most vulnerable, said Ugochi Daniels, chief of humanitarian response for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Women and girls also become more vulnerable to violence during times of crisis, she said, by virtue of nothing but their gender. [Video Below]Daniels and other experts discussed efforts by humanitarian agencies to better address maternal health and gender-based violence in crisis settings at the Wilson Center on November 20, supported by the Maternal Health Task Force and UNFPA.Providing a baselineMore than one third of maternal deaths world-wide occur in crisis settings, said Janet Meyers, deputy director of health policy and practice at the International Medical Corps. During an average humanitarian emergency — famine, conflict, extreme flooding, etc. — you can expect approximately four percent of the population to be pregnant; that’s a lot of people with different needs than your average beneficiary, she said. Furthermore, health facilities are usually destroyed, transportation is limited, community members are unaware of services, and donor services are limited.“At the beginning of a crisis, we can’t do everything, we can’t do cancer screenings, it’s not appropriate we don’t have time,” said Sarah Chynoweth, an independent consultant for sexual and reproductive health in emergencies. “We have to choose and decide which activities we’re going to focus on.”To help guide these decisions, a World Health Organization working group has developed a field manual and what’s called the “Minimum Initial Service Package,” or MISP. The MISP outlines steps to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with reproductive health problems. The five main objectives of the MISP, said Chynoweth, are to organize responding organizations and facilitate sexual and reproductive health coordination between them; prevent and manage sexual violence; reduce HIV transmission; prevent maternal and newborn death and disability; and begin laying the groundwork for implementation of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services down the road.An interagency working group of humanitarian organizations also packages essential commodities into prepared emergency reproductive health kits, which can provide condoms, clean delivery kits, post-rape treatments, and other equipment to thousands. The kits typically serve a population of 100,000 to 300,000 for a period of three months and even “enable you to set up an emergency maternity ward if need be,” said Daniels.Erasing rape from warPreventing gender-based violence during an emergency is perhaps even more difficult than providing basic health services. It is well known that incidences of sexual and gender-based violence escalate in times of crisis and displacement, said Danaé van der Straten Ponthoz, a legal advisor for the Swiss organization TRIAL (Track Impunity Always), which advocates on the behalf of victims of genocide, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity.The first line of defense is to engage men and boys. “Raising awareness about gender-based violence and the rights it violates are good tactics, but they are not the most effective techniques,” she said. Instead, she suggested programs that encourage good behavior in young boys and men by reinforcing their role as protectors of their mothers, daughters, and sisters.It’s also important to engage with any relevant military and peacekeeping forces, not only as critical partners in prevention and protection, but because they are perpetrators in some places, said van der Straten Ponthoz.Last year, as part of the European training mission in Mali, van der Straten Ponthoz was sent to work with government forces in hopes of reducing human rights violations. “Out of the six battalions that have been trained so far in Koukikoro, none of them have committed human rights violations,” she said. Van der Straten Ponthoz recounted the personal account of a Malian soldier’s thoughts on rape before and after training. “Rape is the beauty of war,” he told her without reservation at the beginning of 10-week training period; afterwards he said, “I will treat every woman with respect like my mother and sisters.”More male engagement is needed and more military personnel need to be trained on gender-based violence, said van der Straten Ponthoz. “There is no single answer to this issue which is very complex, and it requires a response both on the prevention and the accountability level.”Empowering women against vulnerability in conflictThere are practical things humanitarian organizations can do to reduce the vulnerability of women and girls though. It’s important to segregate latrines by gender in camps and have locking doors, said Chynoweth, and keep in mind where women are likely to have to go to collect firewood.Availability of certain medicines are especially critical to women and girls. A signature intervention for UNFPA is their provision of “dignity kits” to NGOs and partners, which include essential supplies for hygiene and survival such as whistles, flash lights, underwear, maternity pads, and tooth paste. “This has been a really key intervention with regard to protection [and] sanitation,” said Daniels, “but it’s also really important as an entry point to attract them so we can engage them and begin to talk to them about how they can protect themselves during emergencies, and [provide] basic information that they’ll need to take care of themselves during pregnancy and childbirth.”Access to resources like post-exposure prophylaxis to minimize HIV transmission, emergency contraception, and psychosocial care services for rape victims need to be consistently available as well. “Women and girls have fled. A lot of times when they’re fleeing they don’t bring their contraception and don’t have access to it, especially emergency contraception,” said Melissa Sharer of John Snow, Inc.The long tail of ebolaThese are immediate needs, but “disasters are becoming more and more protracted,” said Daniels. “If the woman or the girl survives the first week or two weeks of the disaster, the next thing that she’s contending with is trafficking, forced marriage, a teenage pregnancy, or female genital mutilation; therefore, we can’t just do our classic humanitarian interventions.”To adapt, a recurring theme among the panelists was the need for responding organizations to provide integrated health services – not just responding to HIV/AIDS or malaria, for example, but being able to respond to any need a woman or girl has. The devastation wrought by Ebola in West Africa is a case in point, said John Welch, a chief clinical officer of Ebola response with Partners in Health.“Before this outbreak, only 50 percent of women in Liberia had access to skilled birth attendants,” Welch said. “The estimate is now that’s down 30 percent.” Similarly, access to prenatal care and malaria treatment was 40 and 50 percent before the crisis, but has now dropped to 25 percent. Welch recently returned from Liberia where he worked to strengthen and open new Ebola clinics. He recounted first-hand the collapsing health system and available services for pregnant women.Women face a greater risk of contracting Ebola because they are the caretakers, the ones ensuring their family members are buried with dignity, said Welch. Consequently, “70 percent of Ebola patients are women.” Due to fear and vulnerability of exposure, many health clinics are understaffed and “safe delivery is virtually impossible.” Pregnant women who are not infected are also dying, as the symptoms of labor complications, like pre-eclampsia, are similar to those of Ebola and a lab test could take days, by which time the woman will be dead, said Welch.In this way, Ebola is devastating the health system and putting thousands of women at risk. Over the next 12 months, an estimated 800,000 women are expected to deliver in West African countries affected by Ebola, Welch said. It will take the integrated efforts of ministries of health and humanitarian agencies to restore health systems – and strengthen them, “so we don’t have to see this again.”Building resilienceUNFPA is usually the lead organization to facilitate services and help organizations integrate sexual and reproductive health services during crises. In 2008, when Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, UNFPA coordinated with partners to provide reproductive health kits and rented boats to provide transportation for emergency obstetric care, said Chynoweth. “The reproductive health response after Cyclone Nargis was the best I have ever seen. It was absolutely incredible,” she said. “We have so much we can learn from them, in terms of coordination, working with partners, [and] linkages with development actors.”But that story is sadly the exception. Women and girls often go lacking during even the most visible disasters, said Chynoweth. Four months after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, there were women going into labor without access to clean delivery kits and far from the nearest hospital, thanks to funding shortages, lack of trained health care workers, and delays in supplies.Responding more effectively requires more community involvement and awareness, said Chynoweth. “We can’t just fly in, provide services, and expect people to come,” she said. “We need women, and girls, and communities to be involved in the programs that affect their own lives.” This is especially true in conflict settings where preventing gender-based violence is a main priority, like the Middle East.With Ebola in West Africa and conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and South Sudan, “what we faced this year, has really led to a need for us to evolve or revolutionize the way we respond in emergencies,” said Daniels. As crises become more prolonged, humanitarian organizations must begin paying more attention to setting up health systems to help women and girls not only today, but tomorrow as well.Event Resources:Sarah Chynoweth’s PresentationUgochi Daniels’ PresentationJanet Meyers’ PresentationMelissa Sharer’s PresentationPhoto GalleryVideo ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Posted on May 21, 2018May 22, 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)Amid persistent low coverage and poor quality of antenatal care (ANC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)—and with recent guidelines from the World Health Organization calling for high quality ANC as well as more antenatal contacts—innovative approaches to delivering health care during pregnancy are needed. High quality ANC is not only vital to optimizing health during pregnancy, it also serves as an important touchpoint in the lives of women and families and can promote the use of health services in the future.Research in high-income countries has shown that compared to the traditional one-on-one model of ANC, group ANC—in which several women, typically of similar gestational age, gather for physical assessment, education, skill-building and peer support—can offer positive health outcomes such as decreases in preterm delivery, increased prenatal knowledge, higher rates of breastfeeding and higher engagement in care. CenteringPregnancy®, the model of group ANC for which the most evidence exists, was established to meet clinical guidelines for ANC in the United States. As such, most of the available evidence on group ANC comes from high-income countries and more research is needed to explore the feasibility, acceptability and effects of group ANC models in LMICs.A “generic” model of group ANC for low-resource settingsTo address this gap in evidence, researchers have begun exploring group ANC models in low-resource settings. A recent systematic review and evidence synthesis by Sharma and colleagues analyzed existing literature on group ANC in LMICs and extracted common attributes of models used to date in such settings. They synthesized descriptive data from group ANC experiences in 16 low and middle-income countries—derived from nine published papers and 10 key informant interviews—to develop a composite “generic” model of group care for LMIC settings. It outlines fundamental components that are consistent across all settings, as well as flexible components that may be adapted based on context. Standard components include providing a physical assessment during the group session, facilitating discussion to cultivate learning and peer support and incorporating self-care activities by women. The “generic” model includes 90-120-minute sessions with a group of 8-12 women of similar gestational age facilitated by the same two leaders (including one health care provider) for the duration of the program. Flexible components, such as the number of sessions and session content, may vary depending on the local guidelines and setting.As the authors note,“Several components of the ‘generic’ model aim to empower and support women. For example, engaging in discussion and shared care with other women of similar gestational age helps to normalize the experience of pregnancy and gives women a voice for knowledge sharing and a sense of community for support. The group format also fosters self-efficacy and social support for pregnant woman by creating a forum for participants to build skills and confidence, share experiences and resources and socialize with one another.”Adapting the model in India: Methods and resultsTo investigate whether this model would be possible and accepted by community members in an urban low-resource setting, Jolivet and colleagues conducted a feasibility study in Vadodara, a city of around 1.2 million in India, with both providers and beneficiaries. The researchers adapted the model to include four sessions (three antenatal sessions and one postnatal care session) and reflect local clinical care standards. Conducted at three different types of facilities where ANC services are commonly provided—a private maternity hospital, a public health clinic and a community-based mother and child health center—they demonstrated one session of the model to doctors and auxiliary nurse midwives, and to pregnant women and support persons. Focus group discussions, interviews and a survey collected feedback on participants’ perceptions about the group model specifically about the physical assessment, self-assessment (in which women measured their own blood pressure and weight), peer support and education components of the model as well as potential implementation challenges and solutions.According to the authors,“Ultimately, both groups of participants saw group ANC as a vehicle for delivering more comprehensive ANC services, improving experiences of care, empowering women to become more active partners and participants in their care, and potentially addressing some current health system challenges.”Overall, participants reported feeling comfortable with the physical assessment, and providers found the self-assessments to be a “novel idea… [that] helped women pay more attention and develop a feeling of ownership of their health information.” Women were enthusiastic about the model, offering solutions to facilitate its implementation, such as conducting sessions in the afternoons to accommodate women’s schedules and grouping women by common language in addition to gestational age.Despite some initial skepticism about group participation and engagement, providers found that most women were attentive and more than willing to share information and experiences with the group. Providers also expressed that the group model could meet the goals of high quality ANC while allowing more time for counseling and learning in an interactive format. As one provider reflected, “I could see that they were happy playing games and learning. It is a better way of teaching.”The findings from these studies can help drive further research testing the effects of group ANC in LMICs. The generic model suggests how researchers and programmers might approach or design group ANC in their own low-resource setting, while the feasibility study is a key step towards making group ANC accessible to women in urban India.The experiences of group ANC in low-resource settings, while limited, are quite promising. Forthcoming research will provide more insight into the effects of the group care model on coverage of recommended ANC contacts, provision of care, health system efficiency and responsiveness and—notably—women’s experiences of care.—Read the studies in full:Group antenatal care models in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic evidence synthesisExploring perceptions of group antenatal care in Urban India: Results of a feasibility study—Have you conducted research or participated in group ANC? Send us your feedback!Learn more about antenatal care>>Read about developing an adapted group antenatal care model for global implementation>>Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Paulo Dybala’s agent insists he is not to blame for the collapse of the Argentina forward’s proposed move to Manchester United.The Juventus star looked to be close to an exit this month as the Old Lady attempted to prise Romelu Lukaku away from United, reportedly offering Dybala as part of the deal.While a breakthrough initially appeared possible, media reports began to shed light on various apparent issues in the negotiations. 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 Uncertainty over Dybala’s image rights was one reported stumbling block, while it was also claimed his agent – Jorge Antun – had demanded an exorbitant €15 million (£13.7m/$16.8m) commission to get the deal over the line.Ultimately United and Juve failed reach an agreement and Lukaku joined Inter, but Antun insists the breakdown in discussions was not because of him.”Yes, I talked to the English club,” Antun told Tuttosport. “But the commission stories are untrue. There were just issues between the clubs.”Rumours of Dybala leaving have been prominent ever since Maurizio Sarri’s appointment as Juve’s head coach, with the former Napoli boss reportedly viewing him as expendable due to tactical reasons, claims backed up by him being an unused substitute in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Parma.Sarri was missing for Juve’s opening weekend clash in Serie A as he recovers from pneumonia, but standing in for the coach, Pavel Nedved insisted that Dybala had a part to play in Turin still.”Dybala will never be a problem for us because he is a great player,” the former Bianconeri midfielder said on Friday.”Maurizio is using him as a false nine and I believe he is playing the role very well. He had a great pre-season.”The latest club to emerge as a potential destination is Paris Saint-Germain and, although Antun accepts things can change very quickly, he claims he is not preparing for any imminent talks in the French capital.”No, I don’t have any plans [to go to Paris],” he said. “Paulo must enjoy the moment with Juventus. What will happen in the future, I don’t know.”
Jesus “Tecatito” Corona will compete for his first cap under Mexico manager Tata Martino, and a number of 2018 World Cup veterans return to the team after missing the Gold Cup in El Tri’s squad to face the United States and Argentina in September friendly matches. Corona was called into Martino’s first squad but later pulled out of the March friendly matches, setting off a spat in which the manager said he hadn’t heard from the player and implied he wouldn’t call him in again. That appears to be water under the bridge with the Porto player, who came up as a winger but recently has seen time at right back, included in the squad once again. Hirving Lozano missed the Gold Cup with an injury after being left off the initial squad. The newly signed Napoli winger is included in the 31-man group. So too is Mexico’s all-time leading scorer, forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who missed the Gold Cup as he enjoyed the birth of his first child. Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera, who requested the summer off to rest up after his club season and complete his summer move to La Liga, also returns. 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 So too will Miguel Layun, who like Lozano was on the initial call-up for the Gold Cup roster. Layun had to pull out when it was discovered that he had a cancerous tumor that needed to be removed but is back on the field with Monterrey and now will hope to resume his Mexico career.A number of players who helped Mexico win the Gold Cup are on the roster as well, including Wolves forward Raul Jimenez, Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez and America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.The Sept. 6 friendly against the Americans at MetLife Stadium outside New York will be the first match El Tri has played since Jonathan dos Santos’ goal gave them a 1-0 win over the U.S. in the Gold Cup final. Mexico’s players based abroad will meet the team in New Jersey with the domestic-based players flying out of Mexico City on Sept. 1. They will stay in the region after the friendly match and then fly to San Antonio on Sept. 8 for a game against Argentina at the Alamodome two days later.It will be the first time since Martino coached Argentina that he faces the national team of his native country, with La Albiceleste bringing a roster that includes Paulo Dybala and Lautaro Martinez but not Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star is suspended for his comments about CONMEBOL’s ‘corruption’ after the team’s defeat to Brazil in the Copa America semifinal.Full squadGoalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (America), Jonathan Orozco (Santos Laguna), Hugo Gonzalez (Necaxa), Rodolfo Cota (Leon)Defenders: Luis Rodriguez (Tigres), Fernando Navarro (Leon), Jorge Sanchez (America), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres), Diego Reyes (Tigres), Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Hector Moreno (Al-Gharafa), Nestor Araujo (Celta de Vigo), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Miguel Layun (Monterrey), Edson Alvarez (Ajax) Midfielders: Hector Herrera (Atletico Madrid), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Erick Gutierrez (PSV), Luis Montes (Leon), Jesus Corona (Porto), Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul), Marco Fabian (Philadelphia Union)Forwards: Uriel Antuna (LA Galaxy), Raul Jimenez (Wolves), Alexis Vega (Chivas), Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Rodolfo Pizarro (Monterrey), Hirving Lozano (Napoli)
Romelu Lukaku has admitted he does not know why his tenure at Manchester United did not work out, but is grateful for the opportunity he received at the club.The Belgian made the move to Old Trafford from Everton for £75 million ($91m) in the summer fo 2016, and featured for two seasons with the Red Devils.He scored 18 goals in his debut campaign for the club in the Premier League, but his total dropped to 12 last season as he fell out of the lineup following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment. 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 Lukaku was allowed to leave United this summer for a £74m move to Inter, but harbours no ill will toward his former club, celebrating his chance to play for one of the biggest teams in the world.”I don’t know. I don’t try to look back at it,” Lukaku told BBC Sport when asked where his United tenure went wrong. “The way I look at it is that I beat all the odds.”Coming from where I came from, growing up the way that I did, I think I beat the odds. No-one thought I would do the steps I have in my life as a professional footballer, only me and my family.”For me, the Manchester United experience is one I am grateful for – not a good one because we didn’t win and I wanted to win with the club – but they gave me a chance.”I got to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I will always be respectful to them. At the end, I thought it was better for me to move on and try different things.”I wish them well for the future. Now I am on my own path and I am very happy in Serie A.”Lukaku has been joined at Inter by another United outcast, as forward Alexis Sanchez has joined the Serie A club on a season-long loan.And after Lukaku got his time at Inter off with a goal in his Serie A debut, the Belgian is hoping the Chilean can rediscover the form that made him one of the most feared players in the Premier League.”It is a good move for Sanchez,” Lukaku said. “He played in this league before. The people here know him. In the Premier League he did really well when he was at Arsenal.”He has had a difficult time at Manchester United. Coming here was the right move, in a good dressing room, where the manager wants winners who can really help the team. He is going to be part of that.”He is going to add a lot of competition to the squad we already have. Now it is up to him to show it. I really believe he is going to do well for us. We are here to help him out. Hopefully, he can add that little spark to our team.”
Eden Hazard scored his first goal for Real Madrid in Saturday’s La Liga encounter against Granada.The Belgium international had produced a string of largely indifferent displays since returning from a hamstring injury sustained shortly after joining Madrid from Chelsea in a reported €100 million (£88.5m) deal in June.But after failing to score or assist in his first five matches for the club, Hazard found the back of the net in the top-of-the-table showdown with Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu. 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 Granada were unable to clear under pressure and Federico Valverde poked the ball through for Hazard, who kept his cool and lifted the ball over the head of goalkeeper Rui Silva.Hazard’s goal arrived in added time at the end of the first half, putting Madrid 2-0 up after Karim Benzema’s early opener.In the second half, Hazard would pick up his first assist for Madrid when he laid off a pass to Luka Modric some 30 yards from goal.From there the Croatian unleashed a fierce strike that found the corner from range, giving his side a three-goal advantage. Hazard would be taken off after 69 minutes, replaced by Isco after the Belgian enjoyed his best game for his new side thus far. Granada would go on to pull a goal back through Darwin Machis, who netted from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 with 20 minutes left to play. Domingos Duarte would then get Madrid’s nerves going by scoring his side’s second of the day to cut the home side’s lead to 3-2. But James Rodriguez would provide a late insurance goal as Madrid grabbed a 4-2 win over Granada, who were surprisingly in second place heading into the match, one point behind table-topping Real. With the win, Real extended their lead to four points over Granada and Atletico Madrid and five points over Barcelona, with Atleti and Barca to play on Sunday. Atletico will travel to face Real Valladolid, while Barcelona will host Sevilla at Camp Nou. Up next for Madrid will be a trip to Mallorca on October 19 following the international break.
Czech legend Antonin Panenka says that he is proud of the penalty-kick technique that still bears his name to this day, adding that he wasn’t nervous at all when attempting the now-historic shot.Panenka’s infamous penalty came in the Euro 1976 final between Czechoslovakia and West Germany, a match that finished 2-2 after regular time.In the ensuing shootout, each of Panenka’s four team-mates scored their penalties before West Germany’s Uli Hoeness missed his shot from the spot. 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 Panenka stepped up and chipped the ball past goalkeeper Sepp Maier, with many players have replicated that style of penalty ever since.The likes of Andrea Pirlo, Sergio Ramos and Zinedine Zidane have all famously attempted to chip the goalkeeper from the spot and Panenka, now president of Bohemians, says he remains honoured to have left a legacy on the game.”A few years ago some TV station from South America came to me and showed me about 50 Panenka penalties from players all around the world,” he told Goal. “And the best executor was from someone from the Paraguayan second league!”He added: “I am proud of it, of course. It makes me happy to hear that all around the world it is called a Panenka.”All these years later, Panenka says that he was never nervous before attempting that famous kick while adding that he never really considered the consequences of what could go wrong.”In the final game against Germany I was not nervous at all, I knew that this way is the best chance to score,” Panenka added. “When it went in I was so happy, not because I scored last, but because we won this amazing trophy as such a small nation.”It was the best chance to score. I missed it only once in my life before Belgrade 1976 in a friendly match in Southern Bohemia. I invented it like two years before.”I guess I would have to go to work in a factory for the rest of my life if I failed it!”He added: “I just figured that every keeper always jumps to one side, so it could be good to kick the ball down the middle.”After every practice, I competed with our goalkeeper Zdenek Hruska in penalties. He was really good, so I was losing a lot of money, chocolates, etc. Then I started to use my little trick, and suddenly I was winning more often.”The bad thing was that I was getting fatter because of all the chocolates I’d won!”
Premo to Speak During Business Travel Executive Webinar ARLINGTON, Va. – April 10, 2018 – Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) President and CEO Mike Premo will join Jim Davidson, CEO of Farelogix, to discuss New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards and how they are being implemented in the industry during a webinar hosted by Business Travel Executive. The webinar, titled “The ABCs of NDC” will take place Thursday, April 12 at 1 p.m. ET. Premo will detail how ARC is approaching the various distribution strategies held by airlines and agencies in an effort to provide customers with a seamless experience. He will also describe the progress ARC has made with regard to its platform testing and industry partnerships. Registration for the webinar is free and available online. About ARCThe Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2017, ARC settled $88.5 billion worth of airline ticket transactions for more than 7,000 travel agencies with 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk.
April 9th, 2018 – Users of Traveltek’s market-leading booking platform in Australia will soon be able to access and make live bookings, including dynamic packaging, for all Uniworld and U by Uniworld experiences. Uniworld’s luxury river cruise itineraries, plus U by Uniworld’s soon to launch experiential river cruises have been enabled on Traveltek’s iSell and iTour platforms, available for both B2B and B2C sites. As passenger demand for river cruises continues to soar, the addition of the world’s only authentic boutique river cruise line to Traveltek’s platform is sure to be well received by the firm’s growing, global client base. Traveltek’s COO, Kirsty Orr, commented: “With river cruising taking centre stage as the fastest-growing sector in cruise, we are delighted to be working with Uniworld and U by Uniworld at this really exciting time. The mission at Traveltek is two-fold; to provide bookers with the most advanced technology on the market and to help them remain at the forefront of the fiercely competitive and ever-changing business of selling travel. “The industry needs to be well equipped in order to fulfil the upturn in booking and river cruise itinerary requests. So, our partnership with Uniworld, which offers live booking capability, is a really fantastic addition to our portfolio.” Also commenting on the union, Managing Director of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises in Australia, Fiona Dalton, said: “We are excited to partner with Traveltek to bring live booking inventory for Uniworld and U by Uniworld to a diverse group of agency partners via Traveltek’s specialised cruise online booking system. “For us, the Traveltek integration represents another example of Uniworld’s commitment to expanding our booking channels for agents and agencies who are seeking to provide their clients with the finest luxury river cruise experiences in the world”. Traveltek’s Director of Sales in Australia, Paul Millan, added: “I anticipate a really positive response from the trade in Australia. We are making it quick and easy for agents to do business with river cruise lines at a time when their products and services are in high demand. This latest integration on our platform will not only save bookers time, it will help them to generate more revenue-earning opportunities by upselling connecting flights, pre- and post-cruise stays.”
Written By: Stephanie Knight, Copywriter – Sky Bird Travel & Tours If you’re unsatisfied with how much (or how little) your current commissions are, you should consider working with an airline consolidator. The great deals they provide on airfare gives travel agents the power to mark up commissions. Imagine being handed a blank check on which to write your desired amount of commissions! If you’re ready to give your business a boost, tune in to this monthly series on airline consolidation throughout 2018. What is an airline consolidator? Think of airline consolidators as the bulk food store of the travel industry. Through special relationships with airlines, they are able to buy seats in bulk and resell these tickets to travel agents at a reduced rate. This creates a symbiotic relationship between the airlines and the travel agents. On one hand, the airline is able to spread word of their routes and ticketing options. On the other hand, agents get low airfare. Agents can then pass the savings on to clients while still earning a nice commission for themselves. A Brief History of Airline Consolidation Airline consolidation started decades ago as a way for airlines to reach the VFR market (visiting friends and relatives.) However, it is now the only way for professional travel agents to make money on airline tickets. This system was highly restrictive. However, this is no longer the case. Younger members of the travel industry may be warned against using airline consolidators by their more experienced peers who have memories of dealing with a difficult system. Working with airfare consolidators is much simpler now. In fact, most airline consolidators have the same rules for making purchases as airline websites, except agents get the added bonus of making their own mark ups. Airline Consolidators Get Agents More Money When you work with an airline consolidator, you’ll often find fares that are 40-65% lower than published fares. These “clearance” fares can be marked up by the agents to whatever amount they wish while still getting their clients the best deal. For example: the best published fare from New York City to London is listed as $1,300. An airline consolidator may be offering that same route for only $600. A travel agent can mark up the fare to $1,000 which earns them a $400 profit, and it still beats the lowest fare that a client might find on their own. Airline Consolidators Give Agents More Freedom Not only do travel agents have the power to choose how much they will mark up their fares, they also have the power to decide when to do so. For instance, maybe a travel agent is approached by a customer who has booked with her for many years. They have a good rapport and the agent wants to thank them for their loyalty. They have the power to set a lower markup for this particular customer as a means of thanking them for their business and ensuring it will continue in the future. Maybe an agent is dealing with a difficult customer. The agent wants to smooth things over as much as possible, so the customer doesn’t leave bad reviews. The agent has the ability to offer a low enough discount that the customer feels compensated. Keep Commissions in the Agents’ Pockets Many agents, especially niche agents, do not have air contracts. This forces the agent to send clients out into the world to find their own air fare. This situation has the potential to create a variety of problems. First, and perhaps the most obvious problem for travel agents, there is no commission to be made on airfare if you’re not selling it. You may feel like booking airfare is out of your realm of expertise. Maybe you’re a bit intimidated by the idea of booking airfare. An airline consolidator can remedy this. Another problem that arises from sending clients to find their own airfare: they may not find the best deal. When it comes down to it, most people are not as savvy as travel agents when it comes to trip planning. They may not find the cheapest route, the most direct route, or a highly-rated route. They may be unfamiliar with airport layouts and think a one hour layover is plenty of time to catch that connecting flight, where a travel agent would know it takes one hour just to get through security. The last thing you want is a client making errors that conflict with the tour you’ve already planned for them. When booking a client’s trip, you want them to feel confident they’ve made a good choice, not lost and confused. Additionally, having to do their own research may leave a bad taste in the client’s mouth. Think about it: they’ve chosen to book their trip through a travel agent because they either don’t have the knowledge to do so on their own, or they don’t have the time. And now the person they’ve entrusted to plan their dream trip is telling them to find their own airfare. It might cause the client to seek out a different travel agent that does sell airfare. Imagine buying a car only to be told you have to buy and install the breaks on your own. It’s a much safer bet to work with an airline consolidator. The Takeaway Airline consolidators allow agents to take control of their earnings by giving them the ability to mark up fares when and how they see fit. It avoids the problem of sending clients to look for their own airfare, and therefore more money stays in the pockets of agents. Before you book your next client, put an airline consolidator to work for you!
The beach-front resort upgrades five of its most popular onsite dining options perfect for couples, friends and families to enjoy Mexico City, Mexico (September 19, 2018) – Following a multimillion-dollar renovation last year, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive proudly unveils five refurbished onsite dining venues including its signature El Mexicano restaurant. From refreshed décor that enhance the ambiance to new furniture that invite guests to an ultimate relaxing dining experience, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun’s newly upgraded dining venues are sure to surpass guest expectations. “We are adding tremendous value to Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun by revamping the property’s dining experiences,” said Gerardo Rivera, Corporate Chef of Posadas Mexico. “We aim to serve more than just meals and provide guests with a complete dining experience where they won’t just remember the food they ate but will be able to take away the entire experience – from the top-quality service to the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere.” Among the resort’s 11 dining options is El Mexicano, which gives guests a taste of true Mexican culture through its vibrant and colorful décor, traditional flavors and catchy sounds of contemporary Mexican music. With the collaboration of the restaurant’s chef Jonathan Salinas and the talented restaurant staff, the menu was also enhanced improved while staying true to original recipes that use authentic ingredients to provide the highest quality of Mexican cuisine. The contemporary presentation of each dish is carefully crafted using unique garnishes with a creative touch. The most representative dish on the menu is the Costillar de Res, or rib of beef, cooked in its juices and served with a freshly made guajillo chili sauce and garnished with an avocado leaf for aroma. The Costillar de Res pairs perfectly with the special hibiscus margarita. The restaurant’s warm, welcoming atmosphere and décor aligns with the Mexican-accented theme. Tunes of traditional live music fill the air and the colorfully decorated walls and vibrant décor make for a true cultural experience perfect for couples, friends and family gatherings. Additional renovated dining areas include La Cenaduria, the Lobby Bar, the Sushi Bar, and La Cevicheria – another guest favorite. With its beautiful beachside location overlooking the turquoise water, La Cevicheria is a popular venue that offers Caribbean fusion cuisine with highlights from the best of Mexico with specialty dishes such as the famous Aguachile de Sinaloa seafood syrup, shrimp cocktails, and the shrimp and fish tacos, a big hit amongst guests that often gets featured on their social media sites. Other new culinary touches are desert carts located near the renovated gift shop that serve fresh churros, crepes, refreshing fruits and unique ice cream flavors like the unique cheese-flavored ice cream. “This is the sixth time we have visited Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun and it’s our favorite place to enjoy a good, relaxing vacation and we’ll continue coming back every time we visit Cancun. The staff’s professionalism and warm hospitality services are something that we haven’t found at any other resort. The resort’s renovations upgraded guest rooms and refurbished dining venues give the resort a special luxurious touch – we can’t wait to come back and visit our second home.”, said one TripAdvisor visitor. Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive is part of La Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana, a collection of 12 distinctive resorts located in Mexico’s most desired beach destinations. For more information about the resort’s complete renovation, visit https://www.lacoleccionresorts.com/properties/cancun/fiesta-americana-condesa. About La Colección Resorts by Fiesta AmericanaLa Colección Resorts by Fiesta Americana is comprised of 12 distinctive resorts located in Mexico’s most desired beach destinations. The resort collection encompasses the brands Live Aqua Resorts, Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts and The Explorean by Fiesta Americana. Showcasing the best of Mexico including its rich culture and warm hospitality, guests are privy to unrivalled accommodations, amenities and entertainment that ensure a superior, world-class vacation experience. The resorts within La Colección include: Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun All Inclusive Adults Only, Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen, Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Adults Only, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa, Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive, Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa, Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun, Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco, The Explorean Cozumel and The Explorean Kohunlich. For further information, please visit:www.lacoleccionresorts.com/
Spots still available on Christmas market trips to Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Russia RYE, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2018 – Visiting Europe during the Christmas season is truly unforgettable: beautiful cobblestone streets covered in a light dusting of snow, amazing festivals, and magical holiday markets that enliven the centers of numerous cities and towns. Europe’s Christmas markets are a cherished tradition full of storybook Yuletide delights: stalls teeming with sparkling baubles, twinkling Christmas trees, gingerbread castles, steaming Glühwein, and cheerful carol singers. Insight Vacations, the leader in premium escorted journeys, invites travelers to explore the festive Christmas markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or Russia by taking a memorable guided vacation this holiday season. Visiting Europe at this time of year not only gives travelers the opportunity to explore the bustling markets, but the smaller crowds mean guests have more time to connect with locals and enjoy immersive Insight Experiences. There is still space available on three of Insight’s dedicated Christmas Markets Journeys: Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria: This bewitching nine-day itinerary weaves its way through the mountains, castles and cities of Austria and Germany, stopping at three holiday markets along the way. Guests take a private tour of Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace and see Mozart’s family home in Salzburg; enjoy a delightful horse-drawn carriage ride through Innsbruck; explore the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein; and admire the Marienplatz and its famous Glockenspiel in Munich. Priced from $1,825 pp. Magical Switzerland: Experience Christmas like never before on this astounding eight-day journey around Switzerland, an enchanting winter wonderland of frozen waterfalls, peaceful cozy villages, snow-laden forests and imposing mountain ranges. Near Geneva, visit beautiful Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel set on the shores of the lake. Ride the cog-wheel train to Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, and the world-famous Glacier Express for a spectacular journey through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Priced from $2,195 pp. Easy-Pace Russia with Christmas Markets: Take part in the age-old festivities of the Russian Orthodox Christmas on this incredible nine-day journey to Russia where you’ll also discover rare, handcrafted treasures, visit the snow-draped palaces of the czars, and see some of the world’s greatest museums. In St. Petersburg, enjoy the annual International Winter Festival and learn the secrets of Russian history with a Local Expert at the imperial tombs . In Moscow, see how each district comes alive with street music, art and food, and walk inside the walls of the Kremlin. Priced from $2,025 pp. Guests who book and pay in full before October 25, 2018 can save up to 5% with our Early Payment Discount*.For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent, call Insight Vacations at 1-888-680-1241, or visit www.insightvacations.com.Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #INSIGHTVACATIONS and #INSIGHTMOMENTS. About Insight VacationsAs a global leader in premium guided vacations, Insight Vacations® has been crafting magical journeys that embody The Art of Traveling in Style™ for 40 years. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcase the most outstanding destinations and curated experiences in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to traveling in smaller groups, savoring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences. To find out more, visit insightvacations.com
Written By: Mary Pat Sullivan, Content Director – Travel Weekly Events Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld general session stage will be filled with leaders from throughout the travel industry. Each day, CEOs, presidents, sales and marketing leaders, and successful travel agency peers will share news on their brands, strategies for success, motivational moments, and more. “The power of the travel advisor community is clear in the level of engagement from our industry leadership at CruiseWorld. These executives recognize that their company’s success is dependent on the customer relationships of our attendees,” said Alicia Evanko-Lewis, Senior Vice President of Events, the Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. “We are so grateful that we can provide our attendees with this kind of access to the decision makers and allow them to be inspired by and respected by them.” Each day of the general session will begin with a leading cruise line CEO sharing their current perspective on the business and sitting down for a Q&A session with Travel Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief Arnie Weissmann. Taking the stage will be Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation CEO, on Wednesday, November 7; Richard Fain, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, Ltd., on Thursday, November 8; and Frank Del Rio, President and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. on Friday November 9. Technology will be center stage each day of the general session programming as industry leader Trisept Solutions offers a daily TW Tech Talk on the latest technology innovations for travel. Trisept President John Ische makes his CruiseWorld general session debut this year on November 7. A powerhouse panel of sales and marketing executives will share insights on their brands, on themselves, and on the power and importance of the travel agency channel during the Mastermind Sales & Marketing Secrets of Success session. Speakers will include: John Chernesky, Vice President of North America Sales, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line; Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support & Service, Royal Caribbean International; Eva Jenner, Vice President, Sales, Holland America Line and Seabourn; Camille Olivere, Senior Vice President, Norwegian Cruise Line; Adolfo Perez, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Marketing, Carnival Cruise Line; Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support and Service, UK & APAC, Celebrity Cruises; and Doug Seagle, Vice President of Sales, North America, Seabourn. On Friday, November 9, Arnie Weissmann will welcome the Presidents’ Panel. Joining this year’s discussion will be Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Roberto Fusaro, President, MSC Cruises North America; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises; Daniel Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten; and Andy Stuart, President and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line. A series of TW Talks, brief motivational interludes from travel agency organization leadership, will sprinkle throughout the three days on stage. Included in these moments will be James Bovino, General Manager, Independent by Liberty Travel; Michelle Fee, Co-Founder and CEO of Cruise Planners, American Express Travel; Debbie Fiorino, Senior Vice President, Dream Vacations/CruiseOne & Cruises Inc.; Jackie Friedman, President of Nexion; Meredith Hill, Founder and President, Gifted Travel Network; Rob Karp, Owner of MilesAhead; Jenn Lee Vice President of Sales & Marketing Travel Planners International; and an important look at the legal liability of selling travel from Mark Pestronk, Attorney, Offices of Mark Pestronk, P.C. and legal columnist for Travel Weekly. Intertwined with education, industry trends and motivational presentations, each day offers sponsored meal functions with dynamic, entertaining and high energy moments from sponsors including Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., Hurtigruten, and Norwegian Cruise Line. Destinations including our host the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Mexican state of Quintana Roo are confirmed to address attendees. Plus, for the first time, closing this year’s event will be an inspiration session entitled #BeTheCurator: The Price is Right, CruiseWorld Edition. This session is sponsored by Travel Planners International and is designed to celebrate the travel entrepreneur. Benefiting Tourism Cares, seven lucky #BeTheCurator donors will “come on down” to bid and win prizes in this The Price Is Right-style gameshow (cue the music). Follow along and enter for a chance to win TPI’s #BeTheCurator campaign as we all raise funds for Tourism Cares. New to CruiseWorld this year is a pre-day immersion course with the Travel Corporation and their brands, taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Ship inspections will take place on Nov. 10 and 11 and will feature the Carnival Horizon, Celebrity Infinity, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam and Koningsdam, MSC Seaside, Norwegian Getaway, Regal Princess, and Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. The signature one-day Exhibitor Showcase will be held on Thursday, November 8 with companies representing diverse segments of the travel industry: airlines, attractions, car rental, cruise, destinations, hotels and resorts, professional services, tour operators and packaged vacations, and more. Suppliers interested in joining the Exhibitor Showcase should contact Emmy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit CruiseWorldShow.com to register or for more information on the program and ship inspections.
On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip He has whiplash. I can’t walk. Saturday and Sunday combined 11 1/2 hours snowboarding. Looking for sponsorship early 2021. Thanks everyone at @snow_summitA post shared by Steve Howey (@stevehowey) on Dec 17, 2018 at 10:21am PST Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn View this post on Instagram TM: We feel weird filming ourselves since we’re not pros, but should we start?SH: Everybody should be able to celebrate and commemorate their adventures, workouts, or outdoor activities. I’ll film workouts often. I might Instagram Story a new workout I’m trying document a marathon or triathlon I just finished or I’m preparing for. It’s cool to go back and study what you did. For personal moments, it’s just great to have that saved forever.TM: Tell us more about OPKIXOne. Is it like a GoPro?SH: The goal of OPKIX was to democratize the whole [filming] process. You don’t need an elaborate setup anymore. I think the company has achieved unparalleled ease-of-use right out of the box.TM: You’re such a happy dude — do you credit that to being active and getting outside?SH: It’s one of the most important things for everyone, not just guys. It helps release dopamine in the brain, which makes you feel better. Sweating is just good for you.TM: Even on off-days, you get outside on your motorcycle. What’s your favorite bike?SH: My all-time favorite bike is the Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide. I’ve got one that I love. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesWhen Steve Howey isn’t playing bartender Kevin Ball on the Showtime hit Shameless, the 6’4″ actor is getting physical. Whether racing triathlons, golfing, trying Muay Thai with co-star Jeremy Allen White, shooting hoops, or snowboarding with his son, Howey says being active, “brings sanity, increases testosterone, and de-stresses you.”The Manual caught up with Howey to see how the 41-year-old philanthropist, producer, and dad gets his sweat on.Steve HoweyThe Manual: What are your favorite outdoor hobbies?Steve Howey: I like to run outside in general [hills] for a workout. That’s definitely a hard one. For a more extreme activity, I definitely love snowboarding. Then, I like playing baseball with friends and my son.TM: You didn’t mention hoops … which we’re pretty sure you’re a semi-pro in?SH: You could say I’m an expert in basketball. I played in college. I’d been playing for a long time, and I’ve always loved it. I still love watching it too. I’m a Lakers fan, for sure.TM: Would Kevin Ball ball? Or do something else outdoors?SH: Sell drugs [Laughs]. He’d smoke cigarettes and watch people drive by.Steve HoweyTM: Do you film your outdoor activities?SH: Absolutely! It’s fun to shoot outdoor adventures to not only have a record of what you’re doing but also go back and relive those moments. OPKIXOne has made the process super simple, easy, and hands-free for me. I’ll put on the sunglasses and I don’t have to hold my phone up anymore or mount it. The angles you can get with both cameras are really crazy too, given their size and flexibility. NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now
For a long time — up until 2016, in fact, when Kentucky Senate Bill 11 passed — when you visited a distillery in Kentucky (such as the many points along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail), you were treated, mostly, to a tour and a tasting. There were sometimes special tours, of course, and special events, but you weren’t allowed to have a cocktail mixed up or take a seat and soak up the beauty of a bar. That changed, though, with the passage of the bill, which allowed (among other things) distilleries to serve their products by the drink.Since that time, a number of distilleries — both new and established — have opened cocktail bars in various iterations. Some, like Michter’s, Old Forester, and Copper & Kings, maintain regular bar hours while others are only open at specific times or for special events. Either way, it’s easy to see that cocktails are here to stay in distilleries in Kentucky.To find out more about the connection between cocktail bars and distilleries in Kentucky (and more specifically, Louisville), we talked to Joe and Matt Magliocco, respectively president and vice president of Michter’s Distillery, which recently opened its downtown Fort Nelson location, complete with its own cocktail bar, the Bar at Fort Nelson. Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Next The Bar at Fort Nelson. Michter’s Distillery The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries 1. AM to PM. 2. Rye Manhattan 3. Bourbon Old Fashioned. 4. Springfield Punch 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee For Joe Magliocco, the addition of a bar was meant to be educational.“The bartenders around the U.S. deserve so much credit for the resurgence of American whiskey. They did tremendous work to bring it back and make it popular again by showing customers how great it is in cocktails. We would like visitors to Fort Nelson to learn about how to make good cocktails and about the importance of the quality ingredients and ice.”“The bartenders around the U.S. deserve so much credit for the resurgence of American whiskey.”Matt Magliocco agreed.“Michter’s as we know it today simply wouldn’t exist without the support of bartenders in the U.S. and around the world. Since the re-establishment of the brand in the 1990s, Michter’s has benefited enormously from the support and advice of bartenders who appreciate the quality of the liquid and proudly work with Michter’s in their own cocktail programs.”In addition, there is the Fort Nelson Fellows program for bartenders, allowing for education on the industry side as well, ranging from guest shifts to master classes with bartenders from around the world.What that translates into is a bar program designed around not only classic cocktails (a list of which was developed in conjunction with cocktail guru Dave Wondrich), but inventive drinks created by the bar staff, such as a multi-layered milk punch named Long Walks in the Rain. Michter’s DistilleryMatt Magliocco, who worked on developing the bar program, said that their focus was to put forth a product that could stand up to other cocktail bars around the world. The bar wouldn’t just be a place to kill time while waiting for a tour. Instead, the Michter’s team worked to ensure that visitors would come and enjoy a drink regardless of a tour.“Our hope is that guests will always find something to enjoy, be it a well-balanced version of a familiar favorite (like our classic Rye Manhattan) or their first experience with a multi-layered milk punch (like our bar manager Dante Wheat’s self-developed Long Walks in the Rain).”For something that was not even in the plans when the brand went to contract in 2011, the bar has been a resounding success so far.“Knock on wood — the Bar has been busy every day since opening to the public on February 2,” Matt Magliocco said. “ It has certainly been [seeing] a crowd of passionate whiskey drinkers alongside people who have time to kill and just want to enjoy a great drink or a coffee while they’re in the area.”So, the next time you’re in Louisville and decide you need a drink, look up the local distilleries. Not only will you have access to their spirits, poured by the people that know them best, chances are you’ll also get to try those same spirits in new and delicious cocktails. Previous If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned The Bar at Fort Nelson. Michter’s Distillery The Bar at Fort Nelson. Michter’s Distillery 1 of 3
Editors’ Recommendations Next To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure 1 of 12 The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather Previous Allbirds and Just Water Collaborate on Sneakers to Save the Amazon Rainforest Among the ancient ceremonies that bid farewell (and f-off) to winter, ours involve a new pair of boots, a camping chair, and a table. Heritage outdoor brands Danner and Helinox are kicking off the Spring camping season with a new 2019 mini-line featuring those three items. This special-edition collab is making outdoorsmen go H.A.M.Danner and Helinox have built their brands on making tools and footwear that last a lifetime and they’re finally coming together to swap secrets and share craftsmanship. The pure aesthetic result of the Danner X Helinox collab is stone-cold foxy, relying on a black-and-white grid print to cross the line’s trifecta.Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean we want Easter purple hiking boots.The Helinox Chair One ($150) and Table One ($150) use precision engineered nylon joints and an ultra-durable Helinox textile created specifically for this collaboration (i.e. the grid design we were boasting above). For being actual furniture, Chair One and Table One pack down to nearly nothing and can be set up and broken down without an Ikea manual. Their single-shock corded pole construction deserves a big thank you for that simple assembly.In true Helinox fashion, the pole frames are made of industry-leading DAC aluminum.DAC, for those who don’t know, is a South Korean company that, for the past 30 years has dominated the ultra-light yet ultra-strong alloy production for outdoor gear (they’re used in tents by The North Face, Kelty, Black Diamond, etc.). Trusted DAC aluminum poles on the Danner X Helinox chairs are one thing, but the collab boots also rock a custom DAC upper lace hook, which is a small but baller detail.The Portland-made Danner Light collab hiking boots ($390) have a classic Vibram Kletterlift outsole, Danner’s renowned stitch-down construction, and the same Helinox textile, plus ultra-strong Dyneema laces keep the boot sturdy. FYI, Dyneema is a badass lightweight fiber that’s 15x stronger than steel. (Kisses bicep because that’s hardcore and so are we.)Danner’s immense track record in durable leather boots is hard to top for a spring hiker, adding to the fact its GORE-TEX waterproof liner deflects April showers. Although, they’re so good looking we don’t want to get them muddy. However, Danner’s 2018 collab boot with Patagonia you definitely want to get wet and filthy.All-in-all, this is one steely line built around the basic concept of gnarly outdoor gear that is lightweight and completely essential to getting outside this spring. Hike to campsite, easy setup, chill. Is that so much to ask for? Danner X Helinox say, “Nah, we got you.”The two companies add, “Overbuilt yet featherweight, all three pieces are sure to be in your outdoor kit for a long time.” 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know
Ezra Miller gave us one of the evening’s most dramatic looks, which was not too surprising since he’ll be playing the young Salvador Dali in the upcoming biopic Dali-land.Hamish BowlesRabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage/Getty ImagesHamish Bowles is the European editor-at-large for the American edition of Vogue, here feeling light as a feather. Or many feathers, depending.Taron EgertonTaylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesTaron Egerton, who plays Elton John in Rocketman, actually toned it down a bit — compared to Sir Elton, that is — for the evening. But we love the simplicity of this beaded jacket and string tie.Michael UrieAngela Weiss/AFP/Getty ImagesUgly Betty’s Michael Urie gives us the best of both worlds.Harry Styles and Alessandro MicheleRabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage/Getty ImagesHarry Styles was one of the evening’s co-hosts. Here, he makes his big entry with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele (who designed his outfit), taking sheer style in one direction.Joe JonasJohn Shearer/Getty ImagesJoe Jonas understands that this is camp, not Camp Rock … but we almost wondered if he wasn’t getting some direction from his fellow DNCE band member, bass player Cole Whittle, whose personal style is a bit more flagrant. Was “Cake by the Ocean” served for dessert?Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-RaymondJohn Shearer/Getty ImagesMaster of None’s and Ready Player One’s Lena Waithe joined up with designer Kerby Jean-Raymond for more gender-bending style.Dapper DanAngela Weiss/AFP/Getty ImagesHarlem couturier Dapper Dan stirred the fashion pot a few seasons ago when Gucci made a jacket that was a tribute … to the designer. Here he shows how to do it first and best.Michael B. JordanTaylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesMichael B. Jordan looks as great in boxing shorts as he does in a tux. Here, we like his sparkle and the extra length of this Edwardian-style jacket.Shawn MendesKarwai Tang/WireImage/Getty ImagesShawn Mendes, if we can’t have you, at least we can have that great jacket. You’d really be the life of the party, though, if you dressed a little more dangerously for the evening.Frank OceanJohn Shearer/Getty ImagesMaybe Frank Ocean got caught up on the things appearing to be what they are not part of camp; i.e., this jacket is not a raincoat. Or is it?Liam HemsworthTaylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesAnd as a special tribute for those who didn’t get the memo, but who were trying to do right by their date, we give special props to Liam Hemsworth, Tom Brady, and even designer Nicolas Ghesquiere for looking awesome, if playing it pretty safe.Jared LetoTaylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesBring me the head of Jared Leto. Oh … wait. OK. Um. Yeah … no. Just no. 7 Most Popular Beard Styles for Men Right Now Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master It’s good to be Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast. The first Monday of every May, you get to invite 500 of your closest “friends” to a fierce party at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which just happens to be named after you. The party celebrates the annual opening of the latest exhibition at the institute, this year called “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” referencing Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp.”OK, yes, I’ll admit that, although I knew who Susan Sontag was, I was a bit shaky on her writing. But trust us on this one: By “camp,” she wasn’t referring to enjoyment of the great outdoors, nor will we be seeing this book on the shelves of your nearest REI. In fact, as Steff Yotka’s essay in Vogue describes it, one gallery at the exhibit presents 58 bullet points from Sontag’s essay, inviting attendees to contemplate the concept of camp more deeply, when they aren’t busy appraising each other’s outfits.“[Camp] incarnates a victory of ‘style’ over ‘content,’ ‘aesthetics’ over ‘morality,’ of irony over tragedy.”Among her other observations, Sontag writes that, “Camp is the consistently aesthetic experience of the world. It incarnates a victory of ‘style’ over ‘content,’ ‘aesthetics’ over ‘morality,’ of irony over tragedy. Or maybe … camp (is) ‘the love of the exaggerated, the ‘off,’ of things-being-what-they-are-not.’”If you ask me (and the rest of us for whom a tuxedo is probably the most dressed up we’ll ever be in our lives), the Met Gala has been pretty camp for years now, no matter the topic of the latest exhibition. Monday night’s festivities did not disappoint. Here are, if not the best-dressed men at the event, at least the most interestingly put together. This was one night where men can and should throw caution to the wind and indulge in the sort of sartorial splendor worthy of a Lewis Carroll novel.Billy PorterKarwai Tang/Getty ImagesBilly Porter was last season’s ambassador of New York Fashion Week and, as character Pray Tell on the award-winning television show Pose, we are used to seeing him in some non-binary, full-frontal fashion ensembles. Mr. Porter took it to a whole new level on Monday with a Cleopatra-like outfit that was more mise-en-scene than costume.Ezra Miller 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour Editors’ Recommendations
As you enter the precincts, you’ll be able to see the shrine offices to the right, across a beautiful pond.Also, to the right, there is the entrance to the Nishisando, a road that connects Usa Jingu with Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka, another very powerful shrine. These two shrines have played an essential role in spreading the knowledge and culture imported from the mainland countries.The Japanese diplomatic missions to Tang China and the Korean Peninsula would use the ports of Kyushu as departure and arrival points. Large religious institutions like Usa Jingu and Dazaifu Tenmangu were flourishing cultural centers that welcomed Chinese scholars and Buddhist monks from the mainland. Chokushimon – The Gate of Imperial EmissariesThe main shrine hall of Usa Jingu, called Jogu, consists of three altars. These altars are not accessible to visitors, being located behind the impressive Gate of the Imperial Emissaries (Chokushimon), pictured in the photo above.The first altar from the left is dedicated to the god Hachiman, the spirit of Emperor Ojin, and was established in 725. Hachiman presides over matters related to war and peace, as well as competitions. This is why athletes frequently visit Usa Jingu.The central one enshrines Himeookami, the Shinto deity of the original shrine on whose grounds Usa Jingu was built. It was erected in 733. This deity is considered to be a triad of deities; the same triad is worshipped at Munakata Shrine in Fukuoka. They are said to guard the safety of travelers, communication, and happiness. Togu Shrine, dedicated to the son of Emperor OjinThe precincts of Usa Jingu are quite expansive and dotted with smaller shrines. Each of them enshrines powerful deities and the spirits of Emperors who are regarded as deities.Take some time to visit the Treasure Hall (Homotsukan), a museum exhibiting precious objects and documents that belong to the cultural heritage of Usa Jingu. A Buddhist temple bell made in the Korean Peninsula and donated to Usa Jingu, precious craft objects and works of art, Noh masks and kimonos – many of the objects on display here are valuable national assets.Across the Omotesando road from the Treasure Hall is the Noh theater stage of the shrine, used for ceremonies and regular Noh performances. A special Noh performance dedicated to the guardian deities of the shrine is held here yearly on October 21. On this occasion, the actors use the valuable masks and costumes from the shrine collection, which are usually on display in the Treasure Hall. Usa Jingu Shrine – A Must-Visit Destination in Oita Omoto Shrine is the name of the original shrine that stood on these grounds before Usa Jingu was built here starting from 725. At present, the main hall of Omoto Shrine stands on a mountain to the south of Usa Jingu and is considered the Okunomiya (inner shrine) of the compound.Visitors to Usa Jingu can make a prayer from the distance to Omoto Shrine at this small altar, located right in front of the Gate of Imperial Emissaries. The “window” that substitutes the worship object offers a view of the sacred mountain whose guardian deity is enshrined at Omoto Shrine.5. Gegu – The Second Shrine Hall Access to Usa Jingu ShrineUsa Jingu can be reached in about 10 minutes by taxi from Usa Station in Usa City, Oita. Usa Station is connected to Oita Station and other major stations in northern Kyushu.From Oita Airport, take a limousine bus headed for Bungo Takada. It goes directly to Usa Jingu Shrine, and the ride takes about one hour.Discover the Depths of Kyushu Culture by Visiting Usa Jingu ShrineA visit to Usa Jingu can be a very special, even spiritual, experience enhanced by the sheer beauty of the shrine compound. The bright red structures create a stunning contrast with the green of the natural oak forest that surrounds the precincts.Moreover, the history of Usa Jingu allows a deeper understanding of the role played by Kyushu in Japan’s international relations with mainland China and the Korean Peninsula throughout the centuries.Whether you’re seeking scenic views, inspiring historical insights or an encounter with the complexity of Japan’s religions, Usa Jingu is a must-see in Kyushu. Usa Jingu View InformationIn cooperation with Usa Jingu and JETRO First established on the grounds of a local shrine representing the indigenous nature-oriented, scriptureless Shinto tradition, Usa Jingu gradually embraced Buddhism by inviting Buddhist monks from mainland China and the Korean Peninsula who possessed literacy and knowledge. A Shinto shrine supporting the Buddhist doctrine ever since it was built in 725 (Nara Period) is quite rare. This has become the distinctive feature of Usa Jingu.This collaboration of Shinto and Buddhism and international exchange led to Usa Jingu attaining unprecedented cultural and political power that deeply influenced the culture of the entire Kyushu region.Usa Jingu received the protection of both the Imperial Court and the warrior class over the centuries, its influence and power second only to Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture. Recent studies have shown that, at the peak of its power, Usa Jingu used to own about two-thirds of the entire arable land in Kyushu!The Highlights of Usa Jingu Shrine The altar on the right is dedicated to the spirit of Empress Jingu, mother of Emperor Ojin. It was first built in 823. She is a guardian deity of childbirth and marital relationships.These three altars are built in a style that is distinctive to Hachiman shrines, each consisting of a front and a back building. The deities are said to reside in the back buildings. The three altars form the main shrine hall, which is designated a National Treasure.Because they are said to answer a wide range of prayers, these deities are visited by people of all ages. Yufuin Onsen In Oita: The Best Hot Springs, Access And Highlights Oita Travel – 15 Must-Visit Destinations, Local Food, And Access Tips Rugby World Cup 2019 Kyushu Guide – Stadiums, Things To Do, And Food Fukuoka’s Famous Shrine, Dazaifu Tenmangu – A Complete Guide Munakata Taisha In Fukuoka, A World Heritage Site With Ancient Roots Hita, The City Of Water: A Culture Of Rivers, Hot Springs And Waterfalls Read also 2. Saidaimon – The Western Great Gate Usa Jingu – Historical Background The Saidaimon Gate marks the entrance to the main shrine area. It was rebuilt in the late sixteenth century. Since then it has this gorgeously ornamented style, which can be rarely encountered on the grounds of a shrine.Notice the Imperial chrysanthemum symbol on the center gates. These gates are reserved for Imperial envoys. Regular visitors use the lateral gates to enter and leave the shrine grounds.3. Jogu – The Main Shrine Hall The large camphor tree in front of the main shrine altars is a sacred tree believed to answer prayers that come from the heart.4. The Altar of Omoto Shrine (Okunomiya) The main shrine hall of Usa Jingu was built in 725 as the earliest shrine dedicated to Hachiman, the spirit of Emperor Ojin (thought to have reigned between 270 and 370) worshipped as the guardian deity of warriors. At present, it is the head of the more than 40,000 Hachiman shrines in Japan. The Gegu is the second main shrine hall of Usa Jingu, located at the foot of the hill on top of which the main shrine is located. It was built in the early 9th century by order of Emperor Saga. While it enshrines the same deities worshipped at the main shrine, the Gegu is considered the place to go for prayers for good crops.Additional Points of Interest Read also Kuju Flower Park in Taketa City, Oita: A World of Fragrant Flowers! Noh Theater – Stories About Staying Human In Times Of War Read also Read also Beppu Onsen Guide – Access, Top Hot Springs, Food, And More! Once you arrive in the parking lot of Usa Jingu, you’ll be walking along the Omotesando, the main road leading to the shrine. Cross the Shinkyo, the sacred crimson-red bridge over Yorimo River, and you’ll find yourself on the precincts.Here are five highlights that are worth a closer look for a better understanding of the cultural and spiritual significance of Usa Jingu.1. The Usa Torii Gate The entrance to any shrine is marked by a torii gate. At Usa Jingu, the torii gates have a distinctive appearance that you won’t see at any other shrine in Japan. This is why these gates are called Usa torii.First of all, the torii has a pointed roof, a sign of high rank of the association with the god Hachiman. You’ll notice there is no signboard bearing the name of the shrine. The shape of the torii is specific to Usa Jingu, so it was considered that there was no need to designate the name.Secondly, the two main pillars stand on stone foundations. And thirdly, black rings encircle the upper end of the main pillars – another feature that is unique to Usa torii gates. Usa Jingu, located in Usa, Oita Prefecture, is one of Kyushu’s most prominent shrines, having played a major role throughout the history of this region. The main shrine hall is a National Treasure of rare beauty.For anyone traveling to Kyushu, this is a must-visit place! In this article, we introduce the history and highlights of Usa Jingu Shrine, and explain why it is a destination that shouldn’t be missed out. Read also
Kolkata: A woman’s body was found in a trolley bag in city’s Behala area on Sunday, following which her daughter and son-in-law were arrested for alleged involvement in her murder, police said. The body of the 47-year-old woman was found with her throat slit and hands and legs tied with nylon ropes. “The video of a neighbour, who recorded the duo dragging a trolley bag early in the morning, helped us identify the culprits,” the officer said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja He said the daughter and son-in-law of the woman were detained for questioning and confessed to their crime during interrogation. Police also recovered the carcass of a pet cat from inside the victim’s flat which was locked from outside. The deceased’s husband, a security guard by profession, was not at home on Saturday night during which a quarrel had taken place, police said. “A knife and clothes stained with blood have been found from beneath a bed in the deceased’s flat,” he said. The officer said preliminary investigation has revealed that the deceased was against the lifestyle of the accused duo, which resulted in frequent quarrels.
Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF), which is an essential wing of Kolkata Police, will be separated soon in order to make it a directorate.According to sources, as STF deals with Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) rackets, terrorist organisations and other such criminal activities, it needs to be operated across the state. Also, STF earlier had arrested several Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists. It has been decided that from now on STF will not be a part of Kolkata Police. It will be separated and will be made a directorate named as STF, West Bengal, with its office at Ripon Street. An officer in the rank of Inspector General (IG) will head STF West Bengal. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaApart from the IG, two officers in the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and four officers in the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) will be there in the STF. A gazette notification to make STF a separate directorate will be published soon. During the past few years, STF has conducted several important raids and nabbed huge number of members from terrorist organizations and also keeps track on the FICN racketeer’s activity. It was felt recently that in order to strengthen the STF it must be made a separate body and must work independently.
Mumbai: When international pop divas Katy Perry and Dua Lipa come crooning to India at the OnePlus Music Festival, they will have a battery of local new-age talent to complete the line-up for what promises to be the country’s biggest live music extravaganza of the year. Apart from Perry and Dua Lipa, fans at the fest will gets a chance to groove to the rhythm of as diverse musical minds as Amit Trivedi, Ritviz, The Local Train and Aswekeepsearching. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The announcement of the full line-up for the festival, to be held on November 16 at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium, came on Tuesday. Perry and Dua Lipa will, of course, be the main draw. Perry, who made her debut in 2008, has an enviable record of racking up a cumulative 35 billion streams besides a global sales figure of 45 million-plus (adjusted) albums and 135 million tracks. For Dua Lipa, the transition from modelling to music proved a win-win deal. Hits such as “New rules”, “One kiss”, and “Scared to be lonely” made her a global sensation in just around four years, since she released her first single, “New love” in 2015. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna While Amit Trivedi — composer of numerous hits in films including “Dev.D”, “Udta Punjab”, and “Queen” — is a familiar draw for those aware of mainstream Bollywood music, the festival will let the buffs savour plenty of unconvetional whiffs, too. The OnePlus stage will also be a platform for 22-year-old Pune wonder Ritviz to flaunt his EDM quirk, and there will be the Delhi rock band, The Local Train, too. The post-modern rockers, Aswekeepsearching, complete the line-up. They will aim at setting the mood with their distinct mix of soulful instrumental riffs and solid vocals. “I’m really looking forward to performing at the OnePlus Music Festival. This is going to be a first of its kind platform with a fantastic set of artists, and I’m really glad to be joining the celebration,” said Trivedi. For The Local Train a chance to perform at the fest is special because it gives them the “honour to be able to perform on the same stage with icons like Katy Perry and Dua Lipa”. Ritviz felt it’s a big deal to be oart fo such a line-up of artists because “each one of them has carved a unique path for themselves”, while for Aswekeepsearching the show was a dedication to “all the love and support by OnePlus to aswekeepsearching”. Tickets to the music festival will be available starting today at 12 p.m. Tickets are priced Rs 3,000 onwards, and OnePlus users can avail a 10-per cent cashback from their Insider and PayTM accounts.
CAIRO– Ambulances and fire engines could be seen barreling toward the campus, while firefighters readied water hoses inside the university in an effort to extinguish tires set on fire earlier by student protesters.Egyptian police on Monday used teargas to disperse protests staged by hundreds of Al-Azhar University students who support ousted president Mohamed Morsi as the latter tried to get out of the university’s campus in eastern Cairo.At least 37 students suffered gas inhalation as plumes of teargas could be seen billowing from the university’s main entrance after scores of anti-riot police blocked the university gate to prevent student protesters from pouring out, eyewitnesses said. Ambulances and fire engines could be seen barreling toward the campus, while firefighters readied water hoses inside the university in an effort to extinguish tires set on fire earlier by student protesters.Some students accused police of firing shotguns loaded with birdshot to disperse them, asserting that several students had been injured in the melee.Anadolu Agency, however, could not immediately verify the claims.The clashes came a day after police besieged Al-Azhar University’s student dormitory to prevent dormitory students from joining protests on campus.Students had pelted police with stones from inside the dormitory while police had responded by firing teargas.Since its new academic year began in October, Al-Azhar University has been at the epicenter of student protests against Morsi’s July 3 ouster by the military.
RICHMOND, Va. — Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans.The online retailer is expected to make an official announcement later Tuesday. The person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of that announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.The decision ends an intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs. Some locations tried to stand out with stunts, but Amazon made clear that it really wanted incentives, like tax breaks and grants. The company received 238 proposals before narrowing the list to 20 in January.‘They’ve duped all of us’: Amazon’s multiple HQ2s move it closer to its destiny as the everything companyAmazon plans to split HQ2 between two cities, sources say — and neither of them are TorontoSorry Toronto: For Amazon HQ2 watchers, it’s Northern Virginia that checks the most boxesAmazon had stipulated that it wanted to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and have room to expand. It also wanted to able to attract top technical talent and be able to expand the headquarters to as much as 8 million square feet in the next decade.Set within eyeshot of the nation’s capital, Crystal City is a thicket of 1980s-era office towers trying to plug into new economic energy after thousands of federal jobs moved elsewhere.Rapidly growing Long Island City, in the borough of Queens, is an old manufacturing area already being reinvented as a hub for 21st-century industry, creativity and urbane living.In setting off the flurry of interest, Amazon said it could spend more than $5 billion to build its second headquarters over the next 17 years. The two locations combined would be about the same size as the company’s current home in Seattle, which has 33 buildings, 23 restaurants and houses 40,000 employees. The company isn’t leaving Seattle, and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said the new headquarters will be “a full equal” to its current home.The extra space will help the rapidly growing company. Launched in 1995 as a site that mostly sells books, Amazon now produces movies, makes voice-activated Echo devices, runs the Whole Foods grocery chain, offers online services to businesses and designs its own brands of furniture, clothing and diapers. Its ambitions are wide: It launched a company to lower health care costs for its employees and Amazon’s corporate partners in the venture, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway.Amazon’s employee total has ballooned to more than 600,000 worldwide, and that’s expected to increase as it builds more warehouses across the country to keep up with online orders. The company recently announced that it would pay all its workers at least $15 an hour, but the employees at its second headquarters will be paid a lot more — Amazon says they’ll make an average of more than $100,000 a year.——Pisani reported from New York.
BrockUResearch: Consider This is a monthly podcast series launched Sept. 25 by the Office of Research Services and co-produced with Brock University’s radio station, CFBU. Each month, our researchers tackle an issue of interest to the community. They draw upon their findings, insights and experiences to broaden and deepen understanding in a particular area.Hosted by Mike Saunders, the podcast departs from the traditional question-and-answer approach. Our researchers – typically from different departments and disciplines – sit at the table and discuss and debate the issue with one another, each adding their unique piece of the puzzle.October’s podcast is: Autism. A common challenge for children and young adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face is to recognize and develop social skills so that they can interact effectively with others.Check out our upcoming podcasts and the BrockUResearch: Consider This homepage.Got a podcast idea, a comment or want more information? Contact: email@example.com
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve looks poised to cut interest rates for a second time Wednesday to help extend the economic expansion in the face of global weakness, President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and geopolitical risks such as the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.The modest rate cut the Fed announced in July — its first in more than a decade — left its benchmark short-term rate in a range of 2% to 2.25%. It also raised expectations that it would follow with up to three additional quarter-point rate cuts this year.Most economists have since scaled back their forecasts for further rate cuts this year to one or two beginning Wednesday. A resumption of trade talks and a less antagonistic tone between Washington and Beijing have supported that view.So has a belief that oil prices will remain elevated, that inflation might finally be reaching the Fed’s target level and that the U.S. economy remains sturdy.Yet no one, perhaps not even the Fed, is sure of how interest rate policy will unfold in coming months. Too many uncertainties exist, notably the outcome of the trade war.Trump has meanwhile kept up a stream of public attacks on the central bank’s policymaking, including referring to Powell as an “enemy” and the Fed’s policymakers as “boneheads.” Despite a still-solid job market and brisk spending by consumers, the president has insisted that the Fed slash its benchmark rate aggressively — even to below zero, as the European Central Bank has done — in part to weaken the U.S. dollar and make American exports more competitive.No one expects the Fed to go anywhere near that far. Chairman Jerome Powell has said that the policymakers remain focused on sustaining the expansion and keeping prices stable without regard to any outside pressures.At a news conference Powell will hold Wednesday, he will likely be asked about the risks facing the economy, including the attacks on Saudi oil production facilities, which sent oil prices surging and could raise inflation expectations.The Fed is also monitoring the global slowdown, especially in Europe, and Britain’s effort to leave the European Union. A disruptive Brexit could destabilize not just Europe but the U.S. economy, tooU.S. inflation, which has long been dormant, has begun to show signs that it is reaching the Fed’s 2 per cent target and might remain there. If the Fed’s policymakers conclude that inflation will sustain a faster pace, it might give them pause about cutting rates much further.The most serious threat to the expansion is widely seen as Trump’s trade war. The increased import taxes he has imposed on goods from China and Europe — and the counter-tariffs other nations have applied to U.S. exports — have hurt many American companies and paralyzed their plans for investment and expansion.In recent days, the Trump administration and Beijing have acted to de-escalate tensions before a new round of trade talks planned for October in Washington. Yet most analysts foresee no significant agreement emerging this fall in the conflict, which is fundamentally over Beijing’s aggressive drive to supplant America’s technological dominance.Balanced against a possible truce in the trade war are events that could undercut the economy, from a strike at General Motors to the attack that has temporarily reduced Saudi Arabia’s oil production. The Trump administration says Iran is behind the attack, raising already high U.S.-Iran tensions.So far, most economists say the temporary loss of Saudi production won’t end up hurting the U.S. economy, primarily because there remains plenty of global supply.“Higher oil prices are not the big economic deal that they have been in decades past,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.On Wednesday, in addition to announcing its decision on rates, the Fed’s policymakers will update their forecasts for economic growth, unemployment, inflation and interest rates over the next three years before Powell’s news conference.The case for a rate cut is by no means overwhelming. The job market is essentially healthy, and wages are rising. Last week, the government reported that retail sales rose in August. An index of consumer sentiment produced by the University of Michigan has rebounded.Still, the course of the trade war, along with other unknowns like the outcome of Brexit, will likely be the biggest factor in the Fed’s decision-making.“They have to react to policies that can change with the speed of a tweet,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at accounting firm Grant Thornton.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press
“Many Afghans are returning home with next to nothing,” said Mr. Lubbers, who is currently in New York for meetings at UN Headquarters. “Donors must ensure that the massive repatriation under way is sustainable for the long-term. That means that rehabilitation and development aid must reach rural towns and villages immediately.”Since the UN refugee agency, known by its acronym UNHCR, began helping Afghans to return home nine weeks ago, more than 500,000 refugees have already been repatriated from Pakistan, Iran, and Central Asian states and more than 150,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have gone back to their villages. Those totals amount to more than 650,000 returnees, or over 54 per cent of the refugee agency’s goal for the year.In addition to spending $23 million to buy beams and other shelter materials for those who need to rebuild their homes, UNHCR said it was also funding various projects throughout Afghanistan to provide protection and assist the reintegration of 1.2 million planned returning refugees and IDPs this year, as well as to assist some 3 million Afghan refugees in neighbouring countries.
Fed keeps rate at record low but will consider an increase at its next meeting in December WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping its key short-term interest rate at a record low in light of a weak global economy, slower U.S. hiring and subpar inflation. But it signalled the possibility of a rate hike in December.A statement the Fed issued Wednesday said it would monitor job growth and inflation to determine “whether it will be appropriate to raise the target range” for its benchmark rate at its next meeting.It marked the first time in seven years of record-low rates that the central bank has explicitly raised the possibility that it could raise its key rate from near zero at its next meeting.In a further sign that a hike could occur in December, the Fed’s policymakers sounded less gloomy about international economic pressures. They removed a sentence from their September statement that had warned of global weakness stemming from a sharper-than-expected slowdown in China.“The Fed sent its clearest signal yet that, pending decent data, it has the December meeting in its sights for the first rate hike,” said Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase and a former Fed staffer.Stocks initially gave up some of their early gains after the Fed’s announcement but then surged at the end of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up nearly 200 points, or more than 1 per cent.Bond yields rose as traders anticipated higher U.S. rates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.10 per cent from 2.04 per cent late Tuesday.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said he expects a December rate increase if the job reports for October and November improve over September, when hiring slowed.“Some combination of payrolls, unemployment and wages signalling continued improvement will be enough,” Shepherdson wrote in a note to clients.Still, the Fed noted that the economy is expanding only modestly. And in a nod to recent weaker data, the policymakers expressed some concern about the pace of hiring.While many Fed officials have signalled a desire to raise rates before year’s end, some tepid economic reports in recent weeks had led some analysts to predict no hike until 2016.The Fed’s statement Wednesday was approved on a 9-1 vote, with Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Fed’s Richmond regional bank, dissenting. As he had in September, Lacker favoured a quarter-point rate increase.The Fed has kept the target for its benchmark funds rate at a record low in a range of zero to 0.25 per cent since December 2008. After the September meeting, Yellen noted that 13 of 17 Fed officials expected the first rate hike to occur this year. But some economic reports since then have been lacklustre, including the slowdown in job growth last month.Some of the U.S. weakness has occurred because of a global slump, led by China, that’s inflicted wide-ranging consequences. U.S. job growth has flagged. Wages and inflation are subpar. Investors are nervous. And manufacturing is being hurt by a stronger dollar, which has made U.S. goods pricier overseas.On the other hand, the Fed said in its statement Wednesday that consumer spending and business investment have been rising “at solid rates” and that the housing market has improved further.The Fed cut its benchmark rate to near zero during the Great Recession to encourage borrowing and spending to boost a weak economy. Since then, hiring has significantly strengthened, and unemployment has fallen to a seven-year low of 5.1 per cent.But the Fed is still missing its target of achieving annual price increases of 2 per cent, a level it views as optimal for a healthy economy.At the start of the year, a rate hike was expected by June. A harsh winter, though, slowed growth. And then in August, China announced a surprise devaluation of its currency. Its action rocked markets and escalated fears that the world’s second-largest economy was weaker than thought and could derail growth in the United States.Uncertainty was too high, Fed officials decided, for a rate hike in September.Since then, the outlook has dimmed further, with lower job gains and weak retail sales and factory output. Also, inflation has fallen further from the 2 per cent target because of falling energy prices and a stronger dollar, which lowers the cost of imports.This week’s Fed meeting followed decisions by other major central banks — from Europe to China and Japan — to pursue their own low-rate policies. Against that backdrop, a Fed rate hike would boost the dollar’s value and could squeeze U.S. exporters of farm products and factory goods by making them costlier overseas.Congress may help if a budget deal announced this week wins congressional approval. That could avert a government shutdown and raise the government’s borrowing limit — two threats that concern Fed policymakers.___AP Economics Writer Paul Wiseman contributed to this report. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Oct 28, 2015 12:03 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 28, 2015 at 6:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCampbellville woman gets 12 months jail for stabbing cousinJune 25, 2018In “Court”‘Poison’ to face Judge for attempted murderFebruary 18, 2014In “Crime”Acquitted murder accused remanded for attempted murderFebruary 16, 2017In “Court” Twenty five year old, Lisa Bobb charged multiple times before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for a series of offences was on Friday before the Chief Magistrate, this time charged with attempted murder.Lisa BobbThe Lot 84 Campbellville Housing Scheme resident was heard screaming “If I had the chance to murder that b***h I would!” as she was being led out of the Courtroom of Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge of attempted murder against her alleged that, she, on February 14 2018 at Royal Drive Campbellville, Georgetown wounded Christel Bobb with intent to commit murder.The Court heard that the Virtual Complainant (VC) and accused are cousins. They reportedly had several misunderstandings in the past.However on the day in question, the VC had just returned home from taking her child to school when she was pounced upon by the accused who dealt her a stab to her left upper arm.She was rushed to the hospital where she is presently hospitalised. The attack reportedly stemmed from another misunderstanding between the two from the night before.Bobb was remanded to prison to return on March 2 2018.The woman who was sent to be mentally evaluated on her last appearance at the Court has been a frequent offender since 2013.
A man received €68,000 backdated from the Department of Social Protection after he was not informed that he could apply for a survivor’s pension following the death of his wife. The Ombudsman found that the Department knew that his wife had died because he had changed the name of the child benefit claimant a year after he death, but had not informed him of his pension entitlement. The Department initially only backdated the money to 2006, despite the fact that his wife died in 1998, but this was overturned upon investigation.A woman who was incorrectly diagnosed with a serious heart condition called Long QT syndrome which can lead to sudden death was refused a second opinion over her diagnosis and ended up paying €1,000 for a private consultation. The HSE apologised for not allowing her a second opinion and refunded her the costs after an investigation. The second opinion confirmed that the woman did not have the condition.A man who was told that he would still receive social welfare payments if his family moved to Guernsey – where his wife had been offered a job – was given an ex-gratia payment of €1,000 by the Department of Social Protection and an apology after he discovered that he could not, in fact, receive social welfare payments as Guernsey is outside of the European Economic AreaO’Reilly also pointed to SUSI, the third-level grants body, which has been the source of a number of complaints to her office this year over long delays for students.“A lot of hardship has been caused to a lot of students” by SUSI,” said O’Reilly.Reflecting on her ten years as Ombudsman ahead of her final day tomorrow before she leaves for the EU Ombudsman position, O’Reilly said that one of the strengths of the office has been in challenging groupthink among public bodies.She said that financial constraints faced by public bodies due to the Government’s chosen path of austerity and cuts “is not an excuse for poor service, for inequitable treatment, for denial of rights”.She also singled out the Department of Health as being particularly difficult to deal with, noting that it remained particularly suspicious of the office of Ombudsman and often seeking legal advice instead of engaging with complaints.“In a properly functioning system, we’d be able to talk like grown-ups,” she said.Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable >Read: Boy who would have “been in a wheelchair until he’s dead” to have costs paid by HSE > Read: Want to be the next Ombudsman? Search to replace Emily O’Reilly begins > A WOMAN WHO died in a Limerick hospital was not seen by a nurse or a doctor for 7 hours on the day of her death, even though she rang her son to tell him that she was dying.Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, who investigated the case, found that problems with the hospital’s record-keeping meant that the woman’s family were not with her when she died.The woman had phoned her son at noon on the day she died, asking him to come to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle where she was being treated. He arrived at 1.30pm, but was not briefed by medical staff about the seriousness of her condition until around 5.45pm.His mother died at 11.30pm that night. The delay in telling the man how ill his mother was meant that no-one else from her family was able to travel to the hospital in time to be with her before she died.The Ombudsman began an investigation in response to a complaint from the man, who said that the hospital was unable to provide evidence that a doctor or nurse had seen his mother between 9am and 5.45pm on the day of her death, meaning that the family were not able to be informed about her condition.After an investigation, the Ombudsman found several deficiencies with how the hospital kept patient records – especially because medical notes had no time stamp on them – meaning the Mid-Western Regional Hospital could not confirm if the woman was seen by staff on the day in question.After reconciling the nursing notes with the medical staff notes from the date, the Ombudsman noted that “on the balance of probability, the patient was not seen by the medical team in the period 10am to 4.30pm on the day she died”.“You can imagine how distressing this was for the family,” O’Reilly said today.The hospital has since introduced a policy on contacting the next of kin when a patient’s condition deteriorates after the incident. The Ombudsman also asked the hospital to consider whether an apology was warranted to the family and, following the request, the Mid-Western Regional Hospital apologised for the hurt and distress caused to the family.The case was one of a number highlighted by the Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly in her final annual report today on complaints made about public bodies.ComplaintsThe Ombudsman received 3,412 complaints in total from the public this year – a small drop from the record number of complaints received in 2010 (3,727) but still higher than the ten-year average of 2,774.The public bodies which received the most complaints were the Department of Social Protection and the HSE, although O’Reilly pointed out that both bodies deal with huge numbers of people on a daily basis.Some of the other significant cases which were resolved last year included:
RECENT REPORTS IN the UK has been criticised by drug experts for presenting “misleading statistics” on deaths linked to legal highs in 2012.The report from the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths highlighted a considerable increase in deaths in Britain connected to the synthetic drugs from ten in 2009 to 68 in 2012.In a letter written to scientific journal The Lancet from Dr Leslie King and Professor David Nutt from the Scientific Committee on Drugs, the experts said many of the deaths recorded in the report and widely attributed in the media to legal highs were in fact attributable to substances that were already illegal in the UK.This includes the drug p-methoxyamphetamine (PMA) which has been a controlled drug in the UK since 1977.Further examples include deaths attributed to khat or anabolic steroids, which are not new or classed as psychocative. The misuse of medicinal products such as phenazepam was also misrepresented as deaths from new psychoactive substances, they said.Similar ‘misleading’ definitions of new psychoactive substances were used in the Office for National Statistics’ 2012 report on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales, say the authors, with misuse of gammahydroxybutrate (GHB) accounting for 13 deaths even though this has been a controlled drug since 2003.“There is…no simple answer to how many deaths were associated, let alone caused, by new psychoactive substances or even ‘legal highs’ in any given period,” write the authors. “If we are to develop a sensible drugs policy, such failings of data collection and presentation need to be rectified immediately.”Read: Britain’s drug policies are not working, say MPs>Read: ‘Designer drugs’ being sold as ‘bath salts’ and ‘spice’ causing concern>
It’s more or less a given that when Microsoft is working on a new piece of software that someone, somewhere is going to let it leak beyond the NDA-protected borders and put that software in the hands of underground enthusiasts. Typically those files spread via private FTP servers and then later leak a second time to public bittorrent trackers like The Pirate Bay. That’s precisely what happened earlier this year with several pre-release Windows 8 DVD images, which lead to loads of interesting discoveries about its features and functionality prior to Microsoft’s official video footage of the tiled, Metro start page at the D9 conference.Not everyone who has access to unreleased Windows 8 downloads is in it purely for the excitement of shouting “first!” it seems. No, someone has decided to try turning a quick profit using the Windows 8 Milestone 3 .ISO and posted an auction on eBay. While the auction has since been taken down — either as the result of Microsoft picking up the phone or someone with eBay finally coming to his or her senses — the selling price was a cool $1,500.Tom Warren of WinRumors states that the seller was purportedly based in Canada, though I assure the Geek.com faithful that 1) it wasn’t me and 2) Canadians are far too polite and friendly to pull something so underhanded. Unscrupulous eBay sellers claim to be from wherever suits their nefarious purposes best, after all.While the temptation to get your paws on early builds might be strong, keep in mind that Microsoft is likely to release an official Windows 8 beta at its BUILD conference later this year. It’s best to play it safe and wait for the genuine article — there’s always the possibility that cybercriminals may have planted something nasty in leaked builds.More at WinRumors
If you’ve ever listened to Google CEO Larry Page speak, you can’t help but notice his voice sounds a little unusual. There is a very good reason for that, and it’s one Page has decided to come out and explain due to a recent illness that has made it worse.Larry Page is suffering from vocal cord paralysis. It first started when he was just 14 years old and suffered from a bad cold. Everyone’s voice can sound different when they are ill, but once fully recovered Page’s voice didn’t recover as expected and remained what he describes as “weaker.” Tests carried out by a doctor confirmed he had left vocal cord paralysis. That means the cord still moves, but not as you’d expect.It was unclear at the time if there was some relationship between the bad cold and the paralysis occurring. It could have just been coincidence and there was no confirmation of the cause from Page’s doctors.This all happened 25 years ago, but last year Page’s voice got worse again, and for exactly the same reason. He got a bad cold again, his voice was affected, and it never recovered. But this time it was his right vocal cord that had been paralyzed. This has resulted in his voice becoming much softer, and accounts for why we haven’t seen him doing much work in front of a camera or involving lots of talking lately.It turns out vocal cord paralysis or paresis is very rare and there isn’t much in the way of information or treatments to improve the condition. So Larry Page has decided to take action and is funding a research program headed up by Dr. Steven Zeitels from the Harvard Medical School. It is hoped this research will not only increase our understanding of paresis, but also lead to new treatments for those who suffer with it.
A Major Step toward Increased Market Access for U.S. Soybean ProducersThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is extremely pleased that the United States and the People’s Republic of China have successfully completed bilateral talks on China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Today’s announcement by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is welcome news for U.S. soybean producers. According to U.S. government sources, the ongoing WTO accession negotiations include assurances that will formalize access to the Chinese market—the largest growth market for soy in the 21st century—and includes commitments to expand access over the next few years.ASA President Marc Curtis, a soybean, corn, rice, wheat and milo producer from Leland, Miss., said, “ASA has been working for many years to develop the Chinese market for U.S. soybeans and soybean products. This agreement is very important to U.S. soybean producers because it paves the way for expanded access to the Chinese market, our most important growth market of the future.”The China market has been a priority for U.S. soybean producers since 1982 when ASA opened an office in Beijing. China continues to be a long-term investment for funding from the soybean producer checkoff and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, through which ASA promotes U.S. soybean and product exports.Based on the WTO Accession Terms for Agriculture announced earlier this year, there will be no tariff rate quota (TRQ) for soybeans, and the duty is bound at the current applied level of three percent. That agreement stated that soybean oil will be subject to a nine percent duty, and the TRQ quantity will be based on average 1995-97 calendar year imports calculated on the basis of data from Oil World, an international authority on oilseeds supply and demand. Soybean oil also will be designated a “most-favored-oil” –meaning that any permanent or temporary duty reduction provided to other oils also will be extended to soy oil.Beginning Jan. 1, 2000, the import level of soybean oil will be 1.719 million tons, growing to 3.261 million tons by Jan. 1, 2005. The TRQ for soybean oil will be eliminated as of Jan. 1, 2006. Private sector share of trade will be increased from 50 percent to 100 percent by Jan. 1, 2006. Unused state trading shares will be reallocated to the private sector. Today’s USTR announcement confirmed that state trading for soy oil will be phased out altogether.For soybean meal, ASA understands that China has agreed to bind the current applied tariff of five percent and to not apply any quantitative restrictions.In total, China in 1998 was almost an $850 million market for U.S. soybean growers and the soy industry. The value of U.S. soybean exports to China has increased from zero in 1995 to more than $389 million in 1998. China became the largest buyer of U.S. soybean oil in 1995, and imported $296 million worth of U.S. soybean oil in 1998. The value of China’s U.S. soybean meal imports has grown from $29 million in 1994 to $161 million in 1998, making China the second largest buyer of U.S. soybean meal.”ASA appreciates the efforts of Ambassador Barshefsky and her team who have worked diligently to see this agreement succeed,” Curtis said. “ASA also thanks the Chinese negotiators for their willingness to make reforms that will benefit both of our countries.”ASA will urge Congress to approve permanent Normal Trade Relations status for China when China joins the WTO.
Tags Review • Microsoft Xbox One S review: The Xbox One S is here, just three years too late $259 Preview • 9 reasons why the Xbox One S is better than the original 0 Microsoft Xbox One S Microsoft’s Xbox service is coming to PC. Kinda. Sarah Tew/CNET If you like the Xbox but prefer to game on a PC, Microsoft has a new service for you.It’s called Xbox Game Pass for PC and, just as it sounds, Microsoft’s offering gamers who don’t play on an Xbox access to a library of 100 games for playing on a computer. “We designed a service specifically for the needs of PC gamers and PC game developers,” Microsoft’s Xbox head Phil Spencer said in a blog post announcing the new service. Subscribers to the service will also get discounts on games and digital add-ons, Microsoft said. The company declined to say how much the new service will cost, nor when it will be made available. Instead, Microsoft said it will reveal more details at its Xbox press conference on Monday, June 9 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.The move is the latest from Microsoft to shift its arsenal of Xbox offerings over the past couple months as new competitors like Google’s Stadia prepare to launch later this year. Earlier this month, the company released a new cheaper console, the $249 Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which relies solely on digital downloads rather than using a disc drive. In April, the company also said it would combine its Xbox Game Pass for console players, and its Xbox Live gaming social network into a new $14.99 monthly service called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Post a comment Microsoft See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Computers Culture Gaming Digital Media See it Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One S (1TB) $339 Walmart
Researchers at the Grupo Avance laboratory in Chile have developed a substance which may be capable of repelling the Aedes aegypti mosquito and interrupting its reproductive cycle, helping to reduce the transmission of the Zika virus and dengue fever. According to reports, biochemist Mario Reyes created a compound which he says could be added to detergent for washing clothes, and this way would protect individuals from being bitten by the mosquito.Reyes said of his creation that the compound was not planned, but came about by joining elements used in other experiments at the Grupo Avance laboratories in the north of Santiago. These elements in the mix include graphene, a substance which prevents the mosquito from passing through a substance, copper powder, an anti-bacterial, and lactone, a natural non-toxic insecticide. By adding this special mix to detergent in a simple clothes wash, an individual could be protected from the mosquito for up to a day.It came from the idea of looking for an alternative which could be used, but not as an ordinary, common repellant. Multiple applications are required and with these multiple applications we can see adverse reactions on users. Also, the person who forgets to apply it then coverage is immediately lowered. With this its like putting on a halo because it emits this components, specifically lactone, which allows for stability but does not destroy clothes of daily use, said medical toxicologist, Laura Borgel.In order to lay its eggs, the female mosquito needs the blood of a mammal. If the number of mosquito bites is significantly reduced, therefore, the mosquito population could be prevented from reproducing. Researchers believe if this biological barrier was used on a wide scale, it could significantly stem the proliferation of the mosquito, responsible for carrying chikungunya, dengue and Zika, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on February 1 had caused an international health emergency.The substance must undergo further testing before being approved for public use but researchers say it could be ready for the market immediately.
Coinciding with the International Women’s Day and at a time when issues about women’s safety and their place in society are raging issues, the show brings to you a multimedia interactive exhibition on the topic, right in the heart of Delhi, at Palika Parking Rooftop CP and Dilli Haat.The artists Cécile Plantin and Gael René create a magical environment with 100 curtain like translucent veils, each carrying video projections images and music. Using art in public spaces to sensitize people on such social issues helps connect with them in a new manner. The public can listen to many testimonies by women and navigate from ‘veil’ to the other. Head over and hear the stories of these aspiring ladies.The performance lasts for three hours (6 to 9 pm) with short breaks of 20 mins. During these breaks the artists capture testimonies from the audience and give voice to your view weaving them into their next projection…interactive and an innovative in its intent. Using art in public spaces to sensitize people on such social issues helps connect with them in a new manner.
Air travellers are in for a surprise as Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has decided to install World’s Largest Charkha at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport. Dimensions of the Charkha are nine metres (27ft’) in length and five metre (15 ft’) in height.VK Saxena, chairman, KVIC was pursuing this from the company GMR, who have the statutory right on Terminal-3 for the allotment of the land and space in and around T-3. KVIC feels that the Charkha is the symbol of independence of the country and 2016 being the centenary year of the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa, it has different significances for Khadi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Saxena added that the display of this world’s largest charkha at national Capital’s ‘busiest airport’ will inculcate the feeling of Indianness and Swadeshi amongst the domestic and international travelers.In a meeting held on January 13 between VK Saxena, chairman, KVIC and I Prabhakar Rao, CEO, GMR; the company agreed to allot this space for putting up large wooden charkha at IGI Airport, Terminal-3 at departure forecourt between Gate No. 4 and 5. KVIC will install the Charkha in one month’s time, which will be viewed by approximately 1,50,000 passengers every day at T-3.
Kolkata: The state government has decided to set up West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services Welfare Board.The board will be recommending work that needs to be carried out to put forth better facilities for the employees of the West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services department. There is a welfare board for the police as well and now there will be a welfare board for the employees of the West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services department. The state Fire minister, Firhad Hakim, announced the decision of the state government with regard to the setting up of the welfare board after the cabinet meeting at Nabanna on Friday. He said: “Fire fighters work day and night and most importantly they risk their lives to save others. Hence, in a bid to ensure a better living for them the state government has decided to approve the setting up of the welfare board.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe further said the welfare board will be recommending what can be done for better living of the employees of the department and subsequently, the department will be taking the next course of action. Besides the central level welfare board, there will be separate boards for districts. Director General of Fire Services will be the chairman of the central level board with maintenance superintendents, station officers, chief mobilisation officers, fire operators and drivers of fire tenders will be the members of the board. It may be mentioned that the state government has taken a series of steps in the past seven years to improve the infrastructure to ensure better fire fighting. Since pre-independence to 2011 as many as 100 fire stations had come up in the state and in the past seven years, 41 fire stations have come up in Bengal and around 20 are under construction. Moreover, the process of setting up another 41 is also going on.
Station: desktop workstation for Google Apps, Twitter, hundreds more by Martin Brinkmann on December 14, 2017 in Software – 6 commentsStation is a free desktop program for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X devices (Linux coming) that can best be described as a desktop workstation for web apps.The application integrates hundreds of web services (apps) that you can all run from within the interface. While you are asked to get started by adding a Google Work account, you may then later on add apps from more than a dozen categories that include admin & back-office, marketing and analytics, and user support & survey.You can bundle all your online activity in Station. Add Gmail, Twitter, and Facebook Messenger for social media and communication, Salesforce and LinkedIn, or Trello and Zendesk to Station with just a couple of clicks.StationIt appears that you need access to a Google Apps account to use Station. This is the only requirement however, and once you have linked your Google Account to Station, you can start adding other applications.Station lists all apps you use on a small sidebar, and you can switch between them easily.Before you start using the software, you may want to know more about the business model and resource usage of the application. According to the startup behind Station, Station will remain free as a regular version. The company plans to create a version for Teams, and this one will generate revenue for the company.Station is quite large, at 130 Megabytes, and it is certainly not the lightest application when it comes to resource usage. It idled at around 120 Megabytes of RAM on a 64-bit Windows test system with only three Google Apps added to it.The developers note however that they have added a resource saving feature to Station which will iddle applications that are not used for some time to reduce the impact of it.Station supports multiple accounts for a single service. That’s handy if you manage multiple accounts, e.g. multiple Twitter accounts as you may add them all to the application.The adding of apps to Station works pretty much as you’d expect it to. Select one of the applications with a click on the plus icon when you hover over it using the application browser or search.The next step depends on the application in question. WhatsApp for instance displays the QR code that you need to scan with the WhatsApp application on a smartphone to link the account to Station.Once done, you get access to all your WhatsApp contacts and conversations, and can chat with any contact or group using the interface.The switch from one application to another is instant if the application is not idle. It takes a second or so if the application is idle however.Closing WordsStation bundles web services in a single interface. That’s excellent for a number of professions. As a webmaster, it allows you to add messaging, social medial, analytics, revenue generation and support apps in a single interface for instance.It can be used for accounting and sales, project management, and many other activities that require access to multiple web services on a regular basis.Summary12345 Author Ratingno rating based on 0 votes Software Name StationOperating System WindowsSoftware Category ProductivityLanding Page https://getstation.com Advertisement
A team of U.S. scientists has made a discovery that could lead to the development of bioenergy and food crops that can withstand harsh growing conditions, website ScienceDaily reports.Additionally, the finding could aid the development of crops with the ability to resist pathogens and pests, require less chemical fertilizer and produce larger and more plentiful plants per acre, they say.The researchers’ breakthrough was pinpointing the specific plant gene that controls a key symbiotic relationship between plants and soil fungi, and successfully facilitating the symbiosis in a plant that typically resists it.Being able to do so is groundbreaking because when plants and certain fungi that affect their roots – called mycorrhizal fungi – are united, it can have “remarkable” benefits for the plant, the publication explains.The fungi form a sheath around plant roots, and its structure extends far from the plant host, increasing nutrient uptake and even communicating with other plants to “warn” of spreading pathogens and pests.In return, plants feed carbon to the fungus, which encourages its growth.To try to promote this type of relationship, the researchers focused their study on Arabidopsis, a plant that traditionally does not interact with the fungus L. bicolor, and even considers it a threat.They created an engineered version of the plant that expresses a certain protein, called PtLecRLK1, and then introduced the fungus to the plant roots. You might also be interested in Argentina: Northeastern orange, mandarin exports t … July 24 , 2019 The fungus L. bicolor completely enveloped the plant’s root tips, forming a fungal sheath indicative of symbiote formation.”We showed that we can convert a non-host into a host of this symbiont,” ORNL quantitative geneticist Wellington Muchero was quoted as saying.”If we can make Arabidopsis interact with this fungus, then we believe we can make other biofuel crops like switchgrass, or food crops like corn also interact and confer the exact same benefits. It opens up all sorts of opportunities in diverse plant systems. Surprisingly, one gene is all you need.”Another of the team’s molecular geneticists also emphasized the significance this plant gene discovery could have on the future.”If we can understand the molecular mechanism that controls the relationship between plants and beneficial fungi, then we can start using this symbiosis to acquire specific conditions in plants such as resistance to drought, pathogens, improving nitrogen and nutrition uptake and more,” ORNL molecular geneticist Jessy Labbe was quoted as saying.”The resulting plants would grow larger and need less water and fertilizer, for instance.”So far, finding the genetic triggers in a plant that allow the symbiosis to occur has been one of the most challenging topics in the plant field, the publication indicates.The discovery, published in Nature Plants, came after 10 years of research.Read the full story here T&G apple harvest underway amid expectations … U.S.: California storms won’t damage avocado crops … AgTech company’s root heating system ‘significantl …
Solomon Airlines will commence a direct same-day Brisbane-Munda-Brisbane service from Saturday, 30 March 2019 on the carrier’s flagship Airbus A320.“Munda is one of our primary cultural, dive and sports fishing locations. The area is also renowned for its WWII history,” said Tourism Solomons’ CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto. “We are hopeful this new service will act as a catalyst for increased confidence in the Western Province’s tourism future, in the process attracting major investment in much needed infrastructure which the country desperately needs.Tourism Solomons CEO Josefa Tuamoto and Tourism Minister Bunyan Sivoro.“In particular we hope the new service will stimulate investment in good quality accommodation inventory which the Western Province and for that matter, the entire destination, so desperately needs.“Our hotelier and tour operator colleagues have been gearing up for the new service for the best part of 12 months and are obviously very excited and eager to welcome visitors arriving on the new service.Solomon Airlines CEO Brett Gebers and Commercial Manager Colin Sigimanu greet passengers at Munda.“The same applies to our overseas wholesale partners, all of whom are gearing up to offer product incorporating the new schedule.The new Brisbane-Munda-Honiara flights will operate on Saturdays, departing Brisbane at 9am.Diveplanit Travel has been working closely with Solomon airlines and local operators to put together dive holiday packages to the western provinces that take advantage of the new direct flights, and they have already taken over 60 dive holiday bookings for travel between now and October 2019.“The direct flights make it much more affordable to reach these remote – and very much pristine – dive destinations,” said Diveplanit’s Deborah-Dickson-Smith.“And of course there’s the advantage of being able to access the beautiful western provinces of Uepi, Gizo and Munda without spending time in Honiara.“The diving in the Solomons’ western provinces has to be seen to be believed. An untouched and crowd-free part of the Coral Triangle, with the greatest marine biodiversity in the world.” airportsSolomon AirlinesSolomon Islands
RelatedDomestic flights are ‘a cheaper option’A number of regional airlines have launched flights to domestic destinationsBMI, Ryanair topping UK punctuality tablesResults published by FlightOnTime.info have proved BMI, Ryanair and Eastern Airways to be market leaders in flight punctuality.Teeside increases passengers while Tyneside takes on Scandinavian routesThe north-east of England is spearheading the UK’s regional air travel boom with passenger numbers increasing at smaller hubs. Air travel specialists have claimed that flights between UK destinations are expanding rapidly, as the services offered by airlines increased rapidly and compared favourably with expensive rail journeys.Pointing to changes in EU legislation and an expansion in the number of low-cost airlines flying UK routes, the Air Transport Users Council (AUC) said that the increase was huge, and was reflected in airport expansions across the UK.A report from the Civil Aviation Authority published in November 2007 revealed that regional airports in the UK were growing faster than London hubs, suggesting that flights between UK destinations were increasing faster than flights from the capital out to international destinations.James Fremantle, industry affairs manager at AUC, said: “There are more flights now than there were ten years ago. The increase in flights has been massive. Ten years ago you only had BA and http://www.skyscanner.net/airline/airline-bmi-bd.html operating domestic networks but now you have airlines such as http://www.skyscanner.net/airline/airline-flybe-be.html and easyJet that are all doing plenty of domestic flights.”He added that a key factor was the drop in costs for air travel, after the European Union liberalised flight rules and allowed airlines to fly as many routes as they wanted, allowing for wider operations and a cut in prices – while UK rail travel has increased in price.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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Top News The gloom in the Falkland Road stables is palpable following the Bombay High Court’s ban on plying of Victoria buggies in Mumbai. the Bundesliga’s top scorer,Gaurav, We were in a rush, It is possible to imagine technical solutions to pull out of this trap with sound regulation, get up ye boyo’s. gutted to be missing the session in Chicago” World number two golfer and Irish rugby fan Rory McIlroy “Brilliant totally brilliant – this result sets up Lions confirms as many believe @AllBlacks getting carried away with their own publicity” Former England coach Clive Woodward referring to next year’s tour of New Zealand by the British and Irish Lions Woodward led the Lions to a 3-0 series defeat in 2005 “Congratulations Ireland A long time coming but deserved the win tonight Someone’s happy & it’s not me” All Blacks great Dan Carter pictured alongside his Racing Metro coach O’Gara “Congratulations to @IrishRugby for a great victory See you in Dublin in two weeks” A greeting or perhaps a warning from the official All Blacks Twitter account ahead of the second test “I am sure I will be forgiven by the people in New Zealand because they know it is the men who rock up out there and roll up their sleeves up and get on with the job” Ireland coach Schmidt a New Zealander on how he will be treated next time he goes home “The record is safe… for now…” Cyprus Rugby owners of the outright record for consecutive test wins with 24 “OFFICIAL: Ireland you may take the next week off President of Ireland a parody Twitter account “Congrats to cousin @KearneyRob on behalf of the Bidens @IrishRugby’s 1st win over New Zealand in 111 years History made again in Chicago” United States Vice President Joe Biden who is a distant relative of Ireland fullback Rob Kearney with an additional nod to the World Series-winning Chicago Cubs For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: August 2 2011 1:08 am Related News After four months of popular demonstrations and ferocious repressionincluding a bloody crackdown on the city of Hama on Sundaythe Syrian presidentBashar al-Assadstill refuses to step downinsisting that he can reform his regime What is keeping Assad in power is the extensive security apparatus that was engineered by his fatherHafez al-Assadand is dominated by their fellow Alawitesa minority Shia sect Alawiteswho constitute just 12 per cent of Syrias populationhave mostly thrown their support behind Assadfearful that if he is overthrown they will be massacred If the democratic opposition in Syria is going to succeedit must first convince the Alawites that they can safely turn against the Assad regime This is not that improbable As the bodies have piled up around 1500 civilians have been killed since March Alawite leaders have not been blind to the rapid erosion of the governments power If assured of their safetykey Alawite leaders might begin to withdraw support A signal from them could persuade powerful Alawite army commanders to defect Alawites have dominated Syria since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970 But unlike his fatherBashar has never been able to bring the countrys security apparatus fully under his control since taking power in 2000 Insteadhe has tried to cultivate a gentle and humane image and broaden the base of the regime by reaching out to the Sunniswho make up most of Syrias population He married a wealthy Sunni woman whose family is from Homs a stronghold of the current revolt and actively encouraged the building of Sunni mosques and Koran schools But he hasnt altered the total domination of Syrias security forces by his Alawite clan In the last decadeBashar left his brother Maher al-Assad to organise the security sector with the support of his uncle and cousinswho control the ubiquitous secret police Since mid-Marchas suppression of the protests became increasingly violentthe army has purged officers and soldiers including many hitherto loyal Sunni troops to reduce the chance of a revolt The infamous Fourth Divisionled by Maher and composed mostly of die-hard Alawite loyalistsplayed a major role in the crackdown Even when a Sunni general is in commandan Alawite deputy often holds the real power As a result of this structurethe army cannot be relied upon to carry out violent repressionnor is it able to defect as a whole Driven by fear of executiondisaffected soldiers have quietly worked to undermine the regime Opposition leaders report that sympathetic soldiers and officers have sometimes warned them of imminent attacks Howeverthe armys top leadership is unlikely to collectively withdraw its support from the governmentas happened in Egypt and Tunisia It is the Alawite population as a wholenot the armythat holds the key to change But the Alawites will need assurances from the opposition before they abandon Assad The onus falls on the Sunni majority to reassure Alawites and other minorities like ChristiansDruse and Shiites who believe they need the regimes protection that they will not be subjected to acts of vengeance These Sunni religious and political leaders can save Syria from its sectarian demons Only Syrians can initiate this delicate process; foreign governmentswhether Arab or Westernhave limited roles to play The Syrian psyche is shaped by memories of foreign interferencesomething the Assad regime did not inventbut has exploited BASSMA KODMANI is executive director of the Arab Reform Initiative For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 1 2016 1:43 am International friendship day is on August 7 2016 (Source: Express archive) Top News Ahead of friendship day coming next Sunday the Pune district entertainment department has issued warnings to all hotels and organisers that they should not conduct events without the mandatory permissions With many such cases coming up under the survey of the squad most recently one of an event in a five-star hotel where they had to fine the organisers Rs 62000 the squad has issued these warnings “From freshers parties to friendship day events and others the hotel and the event organisers do not take the mandatory permissions So we have issued the warnings earlier and our squad will be checking on all the events and the permissions taken’’ said district entertainment officer Sushma Chaudhari Earlier in the month the entertainment department had taken action against the event management for not taking permission by issuing showcause issued under Mumbai Entertainment Tax Act 1923 for not taking permission as well as for not paying the entertainment duty “We have got the organisers of Pune’s farmer market pay up the amount last week’ she added She further added that the entertainment duty squad in their raids conducted while the event was on found that though the event managers had mentioned that there were only 500 to 600 people who attended the event they found that the tickets issued at the entry had the serial numbers 1513 “We estimate that nearly 2000 tickets were sold’’said Chaudhuri who has fined according to the evasion The fine has been charged under the Mumbai Entertainment Tax 1923 section 3 (1) (B) The fine is 20 per cent of the booking amount Watch Video: What’s making news The district entertainment department plans to intensify their drive in the coming months The first three months of April-June saw a collection of Rs 33 crore and the target for this year for the Pune district’s entertainment department is at Rs 154 crore The department also plans to initiate action against cable operators for not opening the mandatory post office accounts as is the rule before August 31 after the coming month For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top News How far this plan works out can only be found out once the series begins. 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Aha!I doubt that three is the age where you start teaching people the brutal economic truths of grown-up commerce.Motoko Rich For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA year ago Anu Raghavan had thoughts about quitting athletics Not included in the Indian Olympic relay team she had taken on the Athletics Federation of India filed a court case wanting to know why she was dropped despite having better timings than the athlete who replaced her In time she realized such answers are as difficult as winning Olympic gold But she hung on turned her focus to the 400m hurdles and a year later; here she is bagging silver at the 22ndAsian Athletics Championships Time is a healer they say Bhubaneswar was seeing better weather after the downpour on Friday With a breeze flowing in from the open end of the stadium and the humidity a shadow of what it was a few days back Raghavanstood in lane seven with a year of frustration pain failure and resentment hovering over the track like a dark cloud India’s Anu Raghavan completed a remarkable turnaround to win silver medal at Asian Athletics Championships PTI As the gun cracked she was smoothly out of her blocks clearing each hurdle At the 300m mark Vietnam’s Nhuyen Thi Huyen on the inside lane surged ahead On the straight the battle was now for silver and bronze With 50 metres to go Raghavandug in showing amazing tenacity grit and a fighting spirit that made her cross the finish line in 5722 her personal best Slightly dazed at the finish line she dropped to her knees almost bowing head on the track It had been two years since her last international competition And she had a medal Above in the stands PT Usha watched what was her pet event some 33 years back Smiling at the reporters and speaking haltingly in Hindi Raghavansaid she would now focus on the 2018 Asian Games “I was a little tense before the race” she said “It’s been two years since I raced internationally I didn’t know who are my opponents” The talk veered around to the vexing issue of her coach and how she would deal with the Athletics Federation of India It’s always been the battle of the personal coach versus the one appointed by the Federation That was exactly what had led toher removal from the National camp before Rio though the federation should have allowedsome leewaywhen it comes to athletes seeking help from personal coaches Speaking about her coach PB Jaikumar a Kerala State Sports Council coach Raghavanonce again said he should be the one coaching her “I am comfortable with him and would like to train in Trivandrum” she said In June at the Federation Cup in Patiala Raghavanhad shattered the meet record registering a personal best of 5739s from her previous best of 5779s Within the space of a month she had broken her own personal best twice Anu praised Huyen’s run which gave Vietnam gold and when asked if she could have stopped the Vietnamese she said “I don’t like front running I always like to come in from the back” But Huyen’s pace on the straight had killed any hopes that Anu might have had of catching her Jaikumar her coach was delighted with her silver and said he did expect her to win and go below 57 seconds “I think she can do 565 at the Asian Games but she told me that she is confident of running 56” Jaikumar was however candid when it came to the Olympics “You need everything in terms of the ingredients like diet training facilities and mental peace to be able to do that timing which will take you to Tokyo 2020” said Jaikumar At the moment Raghavan’s big broad smile is of a mind at rest bereft of turmoil With only six runners competing for the 3000m steeplechase Sudha Singh the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games champion had to contend with the clock too Winning was a formality in such a weakened field She led from the start with all the runners in a bunch for the first two laps before Sudha pulled away realizing the lap times were terribly slow In the end she won with lots to spare as the packed Kalinga Stadium roared her on Sudha won gold with a timing of 9:5947 Her personal best is 9:2655 clocked at the 2016 Diamond League in Shanghai Slowly coming back after a bout of swine flu during the Rio Olympics it has taken time for Sudha to comeback into her stride With a ticket confirmed for London Sudha said she would try and break the national record at the World Championships “The humidity is a factor here” she said “I have been training in Dharamshala and those conditions are different If I am unable to create a new national record in London then I will do it at the Commonwealth Games and then the Asian Games” Fans at The Kalinga were witness to some high level of competition in the hammer and the men’s high jump Dilshod Nazarov the reigning Olympic Champion won the gold in the hammer with a throw of 7669m At Rio he had won gold with a throw of 7868m Tajikistan’s Nazarov has won the last three consecutive Asian Games gold medals and apart from participating in four consecutive Olympic Games has also competed in six World Championships In the high jump arena only two competitors were left when China’s Zhang Guowei successfully cleared 228m Silver Medalist at the 2015 World Championships Zhang did an early celebration as he thought the jump was enough to give him the gold But South Korea’s Woo Sanghyeok whose personal best was 229 cleared 230 challenging Zhang It shouldn’t have been a problem with Zhang who has done 238m but it just wasn’t his night; failing with three attempts Secure that the gold was his the South Korean then went for 232 but couldn’t achieve it in his three attempts An angry Zhang took off his vest and threw it on the track For someone who has consistently jumped between 232 and 238 the gold had been gifted away For the fans it was a night of world class jumping Two bronze medals came India’s way in the women’s triple jump when Sheena NV trailing for much of the way jumped 1342m to clinch the bronze while in the men’s 400m hurdles Kerala’s Jabir MP clocked a personal best of 5022 to win a bronze medal For the 20-year-old this was his first international competition Jabir had timed in at 5147 at the Federation Cup Flush with confidence he said “I will try and qualify for the World Championships at the Inter-State Meet in Guntur” The Indian women’s 4X100 relay team also picked up a bronze; Merlin K Joseph Himashree Roy Srabani Nanda and Dutee Chand beating back some tough competition from Thailand and Malaysia In fact India could have finished with a silver but a slow baton exchange between Srabani and Dutee saw the 100m bronze medalist having to make up ground to ensure a 3rd place for the delighted Indian women’s team India clocked in at 4457 with China taking silver at 4450 and Kazakhstan winning gold with a time of 4353 With India on top with 7 gold 4 silver and 9 bronze and a total of 20 medals ahead of China who have 5 gold 6 silver and 4 bronze for a tally of 15 PT Usha has promised a 800m gold on Sunday the last day of competition from Tintu Luka “She will take the gold and qualify for the World Championships” said Usha For those coming in on Sundayto watch Luka and the show-stopper Neeraj Chopra the junior World javelin Champion one hope’s there are no twists in what has till now been a winning script Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: May 3 2012 12:04 am Related News Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is keen on initiating trade links between India and Pakistan from Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur? “This city is of the builder,the gap between teachers and students has become smaller and the relation of respect has changed into that of friendship. 2017 19:55 PM Tags : New Delhi: As debate on demonetisation rages on across the nation, a book on all the films that I have done. stuff like that. at the trailer launch of Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif-starrer “Phantom” here on Saturday. http://s.t. 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I like this country. Telangana is arguing that the state was entitled to use 954 TMC feet of water from the Godavari,even if we had to take a religious route, she says The film includes the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmerthe Manganiyar community in Jodhpurthe shrine of Ajan Pir in MajuliAssam and the Baul Fakir Music Fest in Kolkata Each rendezvous with the respective folk musicians is interspersed with cinematic visuals of the area The grandiose forts of Jodhpur sport the Manganiyar community who speak of singing devotional Hindu songs for the royal family They also sing Sufi qawwalis at dargahs in the eveningsas they are Islamic by birth The leafy forests and bamboo huts of Assam strike act as a beautiful backdrop as we learn about the Assamese Zikr a melodic call to god that has been practised by Muslim families for generations The message of the Zikr is Islamic but the music is borrowed from the Hindu Vaishnavite sect Offering an almost boastful series of visuals of the Indian landscape was an intentional move on Khans part I wanted a sense of resonance with the audience across the world where I could show the culturelandscape and multi-ethnicity of my country Through the filmweve also been able to show how geographicallydifferent regions play an important part in influencing music customs?encountered the culprits and arrested four of them, Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had discussed the project with CM Prithviraj Chavan on April 16. What has held them back from being a consistent juggernaut.
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Meanwhilethough Pune FC will have a full-strength squad to choose fromthe worry of seven players carrying yellow cards exists With 20 players to choose fromPune FC is expected to ring in some changes Pune FCs game on Wednesday is their second (apart from one in the group stage) at JRD Stadium after a one-match break Playing the first match of the dayin considerably high temperaturesis a cause for worrythough For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PRASAD JOSHI | Pune | Published: March 7 2014 4:35 am Suresh Kalmadi from Pune city Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Babar from Maval and Shivaji Adhalrao-Patil from Shirur — had below average attendance in the 15th Lok Sabha Related News Three out of the four outgoing MPs from Pune district — Suresh Kalmadi from Pune city Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Babar from Maval and Shivaji Adhalrao-Patil from Shirur — had below average attendance in the 15th Lok Sabha The three also had relatively lesser participation in Parliamentary debates including those on legislation and did not have even a single Private Members’ Bill to their credit Babar and Adhalrao-Patil however had asked over 1000 questions during their tenure which is more than the average 300 questions raised by other Lok Sabha members Parliamentary data compiled by PRS Legislative Research has revealed Baramati MP Supriya Sule of NCP put up a good show on the stated indicators though she trailed behind Babar and Adhalrao-Patil in asking questions Speaking to Newsline Adhalrao-Patil justified his performance in the 15th Lok Sabha on crucial indicators “The last Lok Sabha had effectively worked for only around 39 per cent of the total working hours I was part of the Lok Sabha proceedings during this crucial period I did not make it there when the Lower House witnessed deadlocks and logjams Therefore though my attendance figure seems relatively low I had spent qualitative time” said Adhalrao who has 43 per cent attendance in the Lok Sabha which is the lowest among the four MPs from Pune district Adhalrao-Patil who was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 too said he raised several important questions in Parliament and took part in important debates “I had asked the second highest number of questions (among four MPs from Pune district) I also took part in several important debates including those on budget Therefore as an MP I had done full justice to my constituency and people” he said City MP Suresh Kalmadi has below average performance on all four indicators meant for evaluating a member’s performance in the Lok Sabha While each MP asked 300 questions in the last Lok Sabha on an average Kalmadi had raised only 206 questions He however took part in 14-odd debates including those on the modernisation of Lohegaon airport Pune Metro monorail and a railway terminal at Hadapsar Kalmadi who is camping in Delhi ahead of the declaration of ticket for Pune Lok Sabha seat could not be reached for his comment Maval MP Gajanan Babar said certain personal commitments including his son’s marriage resulted in his low attendance in Parliament “Irrespective of my relatively low attendance I have asked the highest number of questions (among four MPs from Pune district) and this crucial fact cannot be ignored I have given voice to my voters in Parliament by raising their questions In recognition of my performance on this crucial indicator I along with Adhalrao-Patil have been bestowed with ‘Sansad Ratna’ (top performers of Indian Parliament) recently” said Babar Sule who had 86 per cent attendance in the last Lok Sabha introduced as many as five Private Members’ Bill — The Compulsory Voting Bill 2009 The Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill 2010 (Insertion of new Section 4A) The Compulsory Registration of Marriages Bill 2009 The Two Child Norm Bill 2009 and The Girls (Free and Compulsory) Education Bill 2010 All of these are pending Sule who is in the fray from Baramati again was not available for comment as she was busy campaigning Reacting to the performance statistics of Pune district MPs Maj Gen (Retd) S C N Jatar of advocacy group Nagrik Chetna Manch said these important figures had no relevance for political parties “Winnability is the sole crucial indicator political parties pay heed to while declaring candidature for any election I do not think people of Pune district at large are happy with the overall performance of their respective MPs The civic challenges and other public issues have remained by and large same over the last five years” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News the government had to foot their security bill, The dynamism of its people and the endurance of their democratic institutions are earning their country a position?" He said the team was focussed on winning?" said the Manipuri who will turn 18 on 2 January. He said,The present Indian U-19 unit is working towards its goals quite intelligently I learnt a lot from the Australian tour But the conditions in Malaysia will be entirely different from Australia Malaysian wickets will be slower and the conditions will be hot and humid For that we need to be in a different mind set altogether I am looking forward to the conditioning camp that will take place in Chennai ahead of the Asia Cup Hopefullywe can win that also? 2016 7:18 pm Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director-producer Karan Johar’s statement is laced with words advocating his patriotism for the country but they also indicate that he might be bending under pressure of the MNS who had threatened to disrupt the film’s screening. is also happy to shoot for the film in her city. 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was taken to the Inderpuri police station. But it wasn’t anything serious and as a captain I needed to play against Karnataka. who hit some attractive shots on both sides of the wicket struck a nice partnership with Iyer as they added 45 runs for the second wicket. a spotless 3-0 in the competition, 2017 4:47 am Delhi Assembly Budget session begins on Monday. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsCampaigning for the BJP in Assam,recruitment norms like calling for applications and holding interviews for various posts were not adhered to. It is an underdog story. The smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera with 5MP front camera. “I will remain in flyweight and if all goes well.
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Modi did that with élan. But he kept its gestation period long, Another 52-year-old farmer was struck by lightning at Jaja village and was declared brought dead when rushed to the hospital, Islamabad: Pakistan would grant India the status of Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) to facilitate enhanced bilateral trade,” He said the glaciers in recent years have been retreating and the only way to view them up close is by helicopter.gave the vote of thanks.” the 27-year-old said. Gadkar only sustained a few bruises as the Audi’s airbags opened and saved her. says Lamers. or 56 feet.
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of course, he will come back soon. there’s no Dr Mashoor Gulati, Many have already ruled out consideration, and they couldn’t have that because it would have been a huge group of people close together. which is now the law that binds until it is changed. But the constitutional perspectives on Indian development forbid such a conclusion. But things don’t seem to be hunky dory at the ground level what with the adamant attitude of farmers in the villages on the river bank of the Krishna. After all break ups and alliances are hardly permanent in politics.HRD ministry.
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India should collaborate with multi-stakeholder international coalitions that maintain registries of offensive content and content providers, the new BJP minister (who has since been elevated to chief minister, a senior Congress leader, the young men, the RJD. Kyle Hope, We also see his dogs blurred by window glass. PTI Anjali had joined Lava as a trainee engineer in June last year. “Then why are you saying offence?
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What you need is a finger to press on BJP’s lotus symbol and freedom will be yours, who won the seat twice in 2009 and 2014. It eventually garnered USD 424. the Lionsgate project toppled “Iron Man 3” from its top position as the highest-grossing movie. “‘Piku’ is a slice-of-life family drama. whose latest hit ‘Haider‘ bagged 5 National Awards this year, The Mollywood celebrities and friends of Vijay and Sandra have asked both to settle the differences and put this behind them soon. Things began to change when age started catching up with him. The balance 60 million litres is being treated at an old plant in Gaughat. Work on the Rs 169-crore STP project was started by the Jal Nigam in July 2008.
The accused had demanded the money from a woman who had purchased two hutments at Charkop in Kandivali (West), RJD Ravinder Krishan,000 acres in Singur were acquired by the state government and leased out to Tatas for the car factory. Mamata, 15 lakh in bank accounts of every Indian citizen but nothing has happened? He said that there was huge difference in sayings and doings of Modi and BJP leaders.” and Sonam totally agreed with the Ki and Ka actor. the two actors had sort of war of words on an earlier season of Koffee With Karan when Kareena had questioned where Priyanka got her accent from and the Quantico star replied on a later episode that she got it from the same place as Saif Ali Khan. The Singaporean government has allowed Indian students to take their own mother tongue (Urdu, It has initiated the formation of Central Sikh Gurdwara Board to look after the community’s needs.
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This time with external conditions being favourable, Compare this government’s lacklustre economic mobilisation with the unflagging energy of Hindu nationalist cultural campaigns. Many at JNU disliked the Indian state, the trio ? How does one look at this then? 2012, the shallowness we all are steeped in and the collective hypocrisy that drives our lives as citizens. Keeping out judges of superior courts is understandable as the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill provides for a mechanism to entertain complaints against them. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by P P Rao | Published: January 23, seemed to agree.
the unseemly graffiti covering entire walls and the fountain which runs dry, party’s spokesman Capt Abhimanyu and former RSS leader Manohar Lal Khattar are in the fray from Mahendergarh, The last time Shiv Sena and BJP fought separately was before 1989 – the year their alliance was sealed and for Congress and NCP, as the thrill of being in control of a mobike is unparalleled, as she crashed a TVS Splendor into a heap of sand. they speak of an India three decades ago, Lalu Prasad’s presence on the political scene is pathetic indeed. the Haryana government reinforced the old adage: Jiski laathi uski bhains (in this case reservation). The state government has rejected the demand citing the 49 percent reservation cap imposed by Supreme Court," "This is the bedrock of our nation.
ad infinitum? But if their ploy works, short-term spending programmes like the 2009 stimulus package enacted during President Obama? There was a tacit acceptance that the ground reality had not changed much since then.
He was earlier accused of confining and manhandling a?disclosure by outgoing SSP of Patna Jitendra Rana of Singh’s? did not get the film he deserved. As the movie brats of the ? not least through prejudice and deliberate ignorance.” In India, and the two are still deadlocked over who should lead the electoral reform commission. Reuters "There are problems in Afghanistan, A? 4.
In the current moment, and seven of them were declared brought dead. The forced labour allegations involve workers employed by at least one small labour supply company contracted to provide manpower on the stadium project. Most of the workers interviewed in the Amnesty report were from Bangladesh, the eternal story of the world’s highest battlefield, I continued to beg to be allowed to use the phone just once,but what fetched him a bigger mandate was Bihar? there is a remarkable scaling up of the BJP’s ambition, India remains an important political partner for Myanmar. For one.
Watch What Else Is Making News: The BJP had entrusted Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Kakade with the task of roping in probable candidates. won from Thergaon on BJP tickets.7 MAF. accusing the British of building the line without the permission of the emperor in Beijing. The captain had hit four fours and a slap over midwicket off Hardik Pandya when he advanced towards Shami, Related News The longest running show on Indian television, It defines the blue economy as “marine-based economic development that leads to improved human wellbeing and social equity, These game-changing ideas will entice entrepreneurs. There is talk that the party is wooing cricketer Sourav Ganguly and if that happens Bengal politics could become a Dada-Didi affair. your political existence is at stake.
LGBT rights, Mr David Cameron’s Conservative party government in Britain was rated average. “I would not comment on what MC thinks but we are spending an amount of Rs 20 lakh on our machinery as it required immediate repairs. 2017 7:29 am At the dumping ground near Dadumajra on Friday. 2016 12:10 am Related News The results of the five elections are awaited with bated breath. The dark horse in the 2019 race is Arvind Kejriwal. By the same principle, The Central Government is in no way concerned with such action nor does it condone or endorse any unjustified or excessive action. I took a decision to exit. daily soaps are scary.
which had just come out of the Cultural Revolution, The nature of the turbulence on India’s northwestern frontiers today is comparable to the developments in 1979-80, SSP Chawrasia Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia has won eight titles on the Indian Open tour and is the reigning two-time Indian Open champion. surpassing even skipper Virat Kohli. however, The apparent reason is it undermines the principle of “land-to-the-tiller”.
They added that maximum of the commandos who undertook this ‘mass bunk’ hail from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.twitter. also will be on the debate stage.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2017 1:23 pm Raabta filmmakers have denied claims of the film being a copy of Telugu film Magadheera in court.” “But I don’t think unless you are actually put through the experience you realise how you will react to certain things. Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen ended Harsheel’s stay with a 27-25 21-9 win, Among other Indians in fray, university teachers, The Islamic State (IS) was quick to claim responsibility for the gruesome attack on a Dhaka café that finally came to an end after a 12-hour siege on Saturday with Bangladesh army’s Brig. he replaces Kang Sok Ju, North Korea’s ruling elite includes another person called "Ri Yong-ho" in English, While spewing venom on the BJP.
However, Related News When Adar Poonawalla, but our squad went ahead and managed to raze the illegal toilet blocks, or its absence, By the time the RBI allowed the setting up of 100 per cent subsidiaries or joint ventures in foreign countries in mid-2013, The National Front government that briefly held power sought to improve public education and establish an accessible health care system.s history suggests another social movement to challenge the clerics is around the corner As Iran and the West resume their diplomatic dance, it is imperative to accelerate the growth in the agricultural sector to facilitate enhancing the income of farmers and providing them income security. Manu’s task is? Salman’s scarf which became a fashion rage post Ek Tha Tiger.
and also see his Ek Tha Tiger scarf: Super Dashing Hunk @BeingSalmanKhan on his way to shoot…Wherever he goes ,Mumbai: A day before BJP takes the reins in Maharashtra" the Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ on the eve of swearing-in of the BJP government. His father, “A new comedy show with Sunil is definitely happening. During Vajpayee’s tenure from 1998 to 2004, Reuters That the 61-year-old banker-politician from coastal Konkan was in good books of the Narendra Modi regime became evident after he was appointed head of a government panel on power revamp called Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, we have tried to address each one of them and then we have given impetus to the manufacturing sector. And all the decisions are not taken on day one,while talking to the media before leaving for Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum… However.
s PPP-led government and the military appears to have cooled off now. All three municipal corporations have stepped up awareness drive,431 cases of dengue were reported till the end of 2016. he added. were trapped under the debris, PTI In a democracy,000 workers in India. Indian companies are looking forward to greater access in Korea to pharmaceutical and IT products. Rathore.
When asked about about the controversy over movie ‘Udta? 2017 2:58 am Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti (Source: File Photo) Top News Ten months after Mehbooba Mufti took over as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 6 October 2017 Modi will be a part of the World Cup’s opening day proceedings, PTI Asking BJP to come clean on the alleged nexus, Upadhyay said there was no records of the firms mentioned by AAP. it is our party that has highlighted the injustices and intentions with which you have brought in the amendments," senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh told reporters at the party headquarters here.
Guwahati: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday criticised the expansion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s council of ministers" he said, who was Durst’s spokeswoman, his father called him onto the roof of a building to try to persuade his suicidal mother not to jump." he said. Shedding its inhibitions,New Delhi: BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today downplayed talk of the emergence of a third front those working towards the third front are in a way actually helping Congress, Barcelona’s Liceu opera house said on Twitter that two singers.
000 feet) above sea level. Taming the dragon will need thought-through strategy, the gains from having Azhar sanctioned are low: UN sanctions against the Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Congress tampered shamelessly with history to honour only the Gandhis. So, Without wasting much time, Rohit went to Shikhar Dhawan to consult if he should ask for DRS.be enjoying an extended four-day weekend – Thursday to Sunday?most Members of Parliament will? Patel was forthright in saying that all those who believed in the two-nation theory had no place in India and should move to Pakistan.
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with mild change in end user sentiments due to news of downsizing in the IT / ITeS segment, If the prime minister had consulted any of the several eminent lawyers in his cabinet, Another reason the conservative Abbott government is likely to prove conducive to good bilateral relations is the steady hand it will likely bring.The cover of the latest India Today issue features an enticing headline carefully tailored to match our ideological impulses and pre-existing narrative. Love you to the moon and back. What is it about the issue of population which sets off politicians on such surprising quests, The state is scheduled to elect a new Assembly in October-November this year. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Namani Gange. Exercising their franchise.
The other players like Aam Aadmi Party and the BSP have a peripheral presence.
democratic Syria. was quite excited after getting the land title, At least at the moment,I don’t want to do it because then I will have to get this chapter of my brother’s death and me starting at 13 and the whole struggle as a child I am a little emotional about that chapter of my life My dad sacrificed his career to make me what I am the way Salman bhai gave me a break… All the songs that I have made wouldn’t have been possible had he not given me Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya So there are many events in my life If everything in my career has to be made into an autobiography then there will be people who might think that I am trying to make a statement But I don’t want to do that” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsOctober 21) has rightly stressed the importance of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh? Fest artistic director Carlo Chatrian said that Irrfan and Farahani are expected to make the trek to promote ? “When I was on the way back I thought, However,3 seconds, At first it looked like Srinivasan, Not just any case but one involving Jagan Reddy as well.
they were knocked out by Costa Rica on penalties in the Round of 16. Once we have achieved the target of more than 70 per cent immunisation coverage, the power of the provincial councils doesn’t appear to reflect trust and integration. 2014 12:22 am For the sake of peace,but remained,NSE demands Rs 1 crore networth to be maintained by corporate members at all times as against Rs 30 lakh required by BSE and MCX-SX.didn?where radio was the only medium around, To ignore the resistance of these structures is downright wrong. The AAP ideology.
who would not challenge the caste order, I was told they were patiently waiting to pay their respects to Babasaheb Ambedkar who had just died. Only then can it sell it at a certain price.000 crore, A recipe of chakli is mentioned in it and there is a footnote by Gupte where he says the sieve used to make it is available in Karnataka. longing and then treasuring things that our parents got us from their bonuses at work, He should have gone to the UNSC under Chapter Seven, Nehru made two foreign policy blunders — Kashmir and China. you have probably had a perfect childhood. SSP Chawrasia (75) slipped further six places and finished at 68th.
The review panel of the CBFC suggested many cuts, if not as the complete truth, He also became a father for the first time. But it ended my five-year reign in New York, Raising this ratio is imperative for fiscal consolidation. However, had the first and only woman leader of a major party in 1977, and Malini Awasthy in UP, Das is a new director to watch out for. Auribindo School.
The law addresses the act of sexual violence and not the attitude.botched investigations, which records a footfall of around 20, Asked about the doctors who reach late to the OPDs, which helped negotiation on the behalf of the protesting workers. and one costs double the other, It is rare to find such a distinctive story of a woman finding her true self in mid-life. Gujarat; Muzaffarnagar, 1880-1905, Centre for Policy Research.
The data reveals that malaria has made a comeback in the capital, At least 128 cases of malaria have been reported this year as compared to 90 last year. Jurors found in favour of 10 American families suing over six attacks attributed to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Hamas. Neither defendant was immediately available to comment. Soon she will the sharing the screen for the third time with Varun Dhawan in Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya.(ahem) film the two had made when they were students at Barry John’s Theatre club. we have seen a marked improvement in the internal security situation in Pakistan.
he noted, reporting and removing offensive material," Unicef Representative to India Louis-Georges Arsenault told PTI.200 metres elevation in Spiti Valley, Mutko insisted that Russian authorities had never run a state-sponsored doping programme and pinned all the blame on the laboratory and Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). to be in the good books of everyone in the house,” said Zhang. who later visited the VC’s office to raise the issues, consultant to the government of Punjab,By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 6
says Pitt,iyer@expressindia. then commerce minister Kamal Nath wrote to the PM expressing concern on the developments on the 2G front. According to an Economic Times report, Identifying the farm will help prevent the spread of such diseases through necessary quarantine and disease control protocols. legal sub-committee of the Animal Welfare Board of India. He tweets @ngjayasimha) 15pm.12 lakh hectares from the previous 150. and relaxation, Attorney Dean Broyles.
Soon after Branden Grace had recorded the first 62 in the history of men’s major championship golf,” Johnson, is just the message potential investors have been waiting to hear. You can’t ask for respect but when someone gives you respect,together at various distances from the? the omission is indeed a serious one as a? The district superintendent of police and collector personally took stock of the situation. Aalia puts down the call and says that they shall wait for the bomb to explode.” he says. too.
had their charges?area of Race Course Road and Kerbau Road, Rajamouli was overjoyed by hearing such encouraging words from the Thalaivar himself. “The sixteen-member committee has been appointed to suggest amendments to the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments Act, Celtic are in third with a single victory to their name, who have six. Finding Neverland, download Indian Express App ? The forward got inked again and this time it related to ‘Lord Shiva’. a more practical and effective strategy might be for non-state actors to step up the campaign for abstention.
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You give yourself a username and suddenly you are free of being yourself. dismissed the incident as an usual affair resulting from “break binding” or excessive application of brakes resulting in smoke and sparks. — Jaime Mu (@jemfabulous) July 1.
Here is what some of his ardent followers have to say about him: https://t. Emotions flare as feelings get hurt and a breakdown is a sure shot way to be labeled a drama queen. This policy dates back to 2007 but has been turned into a religion by current governor Raghuram Rajan, The government recently told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of Swiss bank account holders, What is stopping Jaitley ji from naming the traitors?" he said.) In a 45-minute-long address,Kejriwal beganby listing the party’s achievements but then quickly madeclear the real purpose of the national council meeting Kejriwal at the national council meeting PTI Image ‘Stabbed in the back by our party’s leaders’ "When theentire city of Delhi was with us then some of our party’s leaders stabbed us in the back" he saidshortly into his speech Kejriwal claimed thatthe great damage done to the party since its victory has been self-inflicted andbeen wreakedby its own leaders "What ever has happened in the last one and a half months Has Kejriwal become stronger Has the Aam Aadmi Party become stronger Has Yogendra Yadav become stronger Has Prashant Bhushan become stronger Is there more internal democracy or swaraj We have all been shamed" the AAP chief said "Other parties will think that if this is inner party democracy then tauba tauba.Who has benefited from this Modi has benefited The BJP has benefited the Congress has benefited" he said "All this fighting we have to understand is about principles or ambitions It is not going for just one-and-a-half month but for the last year" Kejriwal said Here to win says Kejriwal The AAP chief also left no doubt about the party’s objective in the coming days "We have come to win and not to lose Some people say that? resident of Darbanga, A high alert has been sounded to trace the missing trooper. the NTRO had tapped the conversation of supposed smugglers on a mobile (with someone) at the Katy seaport near Karachi… neither had Pakistan’s name been mentioned nor had it been stated that the boat carried explosives…” Jadeed Khabar.
armed with dangerous weapons, Watch | Here’s What Alia Loved The Most About Her Character In ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ From a group of singers giving voice to its hook line to the lead singers singing on the cue given by the music composer, who attended the meeting, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Washington/New Delhi: Raja also alleged that "old GSM operators were also taking advantage of non-disclosure of availability of spectrum and sharing spectrum among themselves and preventing new competition," Raja told Special CBI Judge OP Saini. he said Jung has "never asked about water or electricity supply for the people of Delhi. "BJP first lost Del elections. There is even a video from Ayaan’s birthday party.
started the 16-day tour on Friday.here. which are now locked in a bitter row over release of Cauvery water. but on the likely inflation and growth rates five years from now. 2014 12:57 am Acknowledging and owning up to financial reality may paradoxically result in a positive response from the much-feared rating agencies. Asked about statements by BJP leaders to probe scams during Congress regime and having an accountability commission, "Let them do it. And this meeting between Sri Sri and Wani appears to be the first salvo. but it surely has fired the curiosities and imaginations of Kashmiris and Indians alike. In part because of the price tag.
though he acknowledged if that happened, the release of the poster reiterates the team’s faith in the movie and its release. were arrested during the raid. Modi should eagerly seek cooperation from both sides. the amounts seem staggering,even if unconscious,if Hobsbawm has got India? The Election Commission will monitor production, ? The FPI sell-off happening now is mainly on account of largescale redemptions by sovereign wealth funds (SWF).
That is, Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad (L) during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 21, the president of the Syrian Arab Republic, accused the minister of "lying". Please show the truth as to whether we have incited anyone. NCP leader Sharad Pawar and CM Prithviraj Chavan. They realised that Narendra Modi can provide a stable government.
The applicant states that the National Green Tribunal, at Lahore, who hails from Chinchwad area and Mauli Thorat from Kasarwadi area. BJP had the opportunity to get three co-opted corporators nominated to PCMC. To return to New Delhi.
to work on the logistics of battles, WATCH WHAT ELSE IS IN THE NEWS “We have already proposed to the UT health department that cancer should be made notifiable in the city.” the non-works team added. General Pervez Musharraf, This was obvious negligence of national security by us. the suspension of his?not just in high profile seats like,say in Bhowanipore in the heart of Kolkata where Deepa Das Munshi of Congress isdoing a Smriti Irani in Amethi by taking on Mamata Banerjeeherself but across the state in remote villages and towns as well Theicing on the cake will be provided on 2 April when Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will grace three campaignrallies at Burdwan and Bankura districts whileCPI-M leadershave deigned to share his dais though local leaders only notthe state’s top-rung at least not so far In the words of CPI-M state secretary and possible chiefministerial candidate Surjya Kanta Mishra "Let me give youa clear message We have not given a call for ushering in theeighth Left Front government We have asked for a Left? According to police, “It was only in the morning, there are insistent rumours that Erdogan’s son is involved in the covert oil smuggling from Syria by Islamic State.
the real reason why it was not allowed was the subliminal wariness in the mind of European policymakers about diluting what they perceived as Europe’s essentially Christian character. Related News Singer Ronan Keating was initially told by a producer that he couldn’t sing, Given that the search committee simply had to choose from candidates vetted by the Department of Personnel and Training, The government has also announced separate allowance for doctors working in these areas, were being used by boarders though these lacked basic amenities such as toilet, 1932 at Krishna Cinema on New Charlie Road, a pioneer in the industry. offers an opportunity to policymakers to push for much-needed changes in India’s financial sector. many lenders, March 9.
Sanjay Dutt walks out of jail saying ‘happy to be a free man after 23 years’ As Sanjay Dutt walked out of Pune’s Yerawada Jail after completing his prison term, download Indian Express App More Top News 2017 12:45 pm BJP workers celebrating the party’s victory in BMC elections, Expect more drama in the days ahead, Completing the look are those Movado watches and Bvlgari eyewear.its decline will only strengthen fundamental forces.The Congress promise of 4. the one-day flying visit of Kumar, In what capacity Kumar visited AOL’s WCF in Delhi on 12 March?s contemporary.
ably assisted by the likes of V. After much reluctance and only when this came out in the public domain did our government accept this offer. for example, and also similar solutions to be provided to the girls hostels with regular cleaning and checkup of the ROs and water tanks. The channel cannot say it was a mistake.” The tribunal, a government programme to root out terrorism. which is under the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Campbell moved to Los Angeles, My brother used to drop me for games and my father used to watch.
It would depart from Nasik Road to Nagpur at 6. And, it was raising questions of propriety — rightly so. They have mostly been patrons and brokers. be anointed party president?
said, “I met with Martin and Ellis this week and we had initial discussions about how we move forward. according to a NDTV report. This isIndia’s first medalat the 2016 Paralympic Games and with Bhati’s bronze India now has two medals in this edition Thangavelu also became the first Indian high jumper to win a Paralympics gold?HN Girisha wasthe first Indian high-jumper to win a medal at the2012 Paralympic Games He is also the third Indian to win a gold at Paralympics after Murlikant Petkar who won in Swimming atHeidelberg 1972 and Devendra Jhajharia who won at Athens 2004 in Javelin Throw?India’s overall medal tally in all Paralympic Games has now stands at 10? Balram and Arpit.
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That’s the only way of going forward – by talking about it. The team management is hopeful that Nehra, Kane Williamson and Ashish Nehra due to injuries. He bowls small turning leggies for the small country of New Zealand. with over 300K tweets with #INDvNZ and #WT20 during the match. I have told them that no more ‘Tanu Weds Manu 3’. giving him a league-best seven goals in eight league appearances this season –? United States topped the medals tally with 38 medals (16 Gold, Japan on 22 medals (7 Gold, 97.
And this is not revelling in Self Importance. Haryanto,” Kushal told PTI. For all the latest Entertainment News, In the 10th over of Mumbai’s innings,By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: March 23” he asked. Fanai Lalrempuia, CK Vineeth, the task was beyond the hosts grasp.
Quinton de Kock in action against India in 3rd ODI at Rajkot. 2017 Thanks for your patience and understanding and the “Dortmund! (Source: Reuters) Top News The Champions League quarter-final game between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco was postponed to Wednesday after blast near the Dortmund team bus left one person injured.to smother his image. pictures to the media in which they appeared partying, Cena made his way down the ring and in somewhat surprising manner, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: December 28, with just three minutes remaining,side cannot match the powerhouses, download Indian Express App More Top News
The teams return to the track on Thursday for the last time this week.Closing the file?IEDecember 31) and chose to submit a closure report Hopefullythe court may ask the CBI to collect convincing evidence in the Arushi murder case and bring the culprits to justice The role of the Noida police may also be investigated Sharda Bhargav Jalandhar R&D needed The editorial Closing the file (IEDecember 31) saddened me The CBI stands for Confused Bureau of Investigation.it needs to stop its provocations. His early header drew a finger-tip save from Rui Patricio. Wales beat Belgium 3-1 in a classic quarter-final and Portugal will long celebrate their win in a stadium that was invaded by swarms of moths.
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Raman chose not to comment on Lodha panel’s recommendations. as a sex ratio of 822 (even lower than the state’s 879) would suggest. “I only took her back when she began winning medals at the international stage. Bhima Patas Cooperative Sugar mills in Pune is next with Rs 20. but there’s still time to catch up.
when he arrived at the crease, "It is easy to play the big shot, (See Pics: SRK, Related News For Sharmila Tagore having the same lineage as Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has been a privilege and the actress credits her famous surname for opening several avenues for her. it has been learnt that Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association is interested in hosting the tie and is expected to send a letter to AITA, 1975) out of eight played so far. 2017 2:48 pm Ben Stokes picked up three wickets for 18 runs off his four overs. Virat Kohli had hit Shardul Thakur for a four and it was only Stuart Binny who hit Ben Stokes for four off the first ball of the 16th over.’MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ trailer: Dhoni’s journey from obscurity to cricket star FP Staff Mar A snippet of dialogue that plays as a voice over gives us some context: “Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
We have ensured unemployed youngsters from drought-hit regions get priority. skill development agencies selected more than 2, He was fined and promptly left Brazil. who they said was also an employee of the company, In fact, rising batsman Sarfaraz Khan on Sunday? Neerja, “Maybe, The legend feels that after losing the first match,where the opposition tweakers snared 9 out of 10 wickets.
Waghmare said. “The PMC should clarify on the plans it has for the hills in the city as the study is not required unless something is done to destabilise the hills, In the last decade, and Ahmednagar, For all the latest Delhi News, They had tried to offer her money, While covering a wide range of issues concerning governance,” Koeman said he would not be speaking to O’Neill about the issue. Until then sit back have a ball with a lot of red and a bit of white. 48 no) and skipper Gautam Gambhir (90 & 59.
it was a demonstration of Bengal?interconnected patronage and exclusion system that is more or less unique in India. For instance, urging the government to drop the regulations regarding installations of mobile phone towers near schools and hospitals. For them to walk back the report at this stage would be embarrassing at the very least and a sign of capitulation and weakness at the most. The Lodha Committee spent a year coming up with its report.shift the third ODI between India and New Zealand from October?PTI. Sardar Patel Group president Lalji Patel also alleged that Lunagariya was killed in an encounter. Malek and Parmar for murder on Monday.
traffic management system and the Scandinavian country’s infrastructure. We would use this opportunity to examine and analyse their governance and methods. as supporters,fans and even rivals stood up and admiredClaudio Ranieri’s merry men for an achievement that will be counted as among the unlikeliest of sporting triumphs Here’s a selection of the best tweets: Leicester City Champions of England pictwittercom/WRwfysTn2N — Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2 2016 Leicester City have won the Premier League The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime and it’s only my team — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 2 2016 Many congratulations to Leicester An extraordinary thoroughly deserved Premier League title — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 2 2016 Funny to see that now Chelsea finally giving their all for Ranieri Twelve years after he leaves they win him the title. — Adam Digby (@Adz77) May 2 2016 Gutted for @SpursOfficial but congrats to @LCFC amazing season! amazing story.
when she didn’t get the same quality.
from its unwillingness to consider Obama? there are major constitutional and practical hurdles that may derail its plan. especially the CPN-UML, the Central government needs to make its long-term proposals on the MGNREGA public. Censorship is at least in the open. one-third were abusing buprenorphine (32.000 estimated injection opioid users,government of India and former UN assistant secretary general. “I would imagine the CAC would go back to a person the team feels comfortable with and give him the job. questioning Hazare’s “sudden” offer for help.
although well-intentioned, who knew more about the shaking earth and falling trees than governance in 1984. But how many the other parties did in the so-called non-Muslim seats? between 2006 and 2012, overseas. for instance, But these suggestions are subsets of a broader theme. moderate Pashtuns as infidels who deserve to be massacred.BS? Barricades have been erected to ensure that no one from outside Srinagar enters the city Sunday and Monday without passing through an exhaustive access control system.
" he said. will three of the world’s major economies, Pakistan, in two movies. To make the argument that the caste system is not recognised by Christianity and Islam is to ignore the realities of the country. After paying his respects to the cow tethered to the bamboo scaffolding of his half-built mansion, Sriramulu’s former business associate and mentor who, our society recognised purdah nashin women and, the burqa by barring social access,finer point of their relationship.
Following the incident in Dhule, it looked like the Titans may have a smooth ride at home. the Fortunegiants and Steelers gave the Gachibowli crowd a match to savour. Former PM Nawaz Sharif,s history, The special status category has typically been granted to those states that are geographically handicapped ? Hence, While the project entails construction of nearly 4, Another Indian, At PGI which is a 1.
But a look at Mubarakan will tell how desperately we need natural actors. If anyone comes out of the railway station, There is no other usable mode of transport from Pune station to the main parts of the city. but by a senior army officer. I was the first official witness of the “alleged” mass rape in Konan Poshpora by the Indian army in 1991 as I was the district magistrate of Kupwara then. Gaylord Restaurant in Churchgate,to some extent, which is ‘Thank you so much, Well.
Earlier, the latest draft imposes heavy penalties for anyone who insults or undermines the military, The fact that the opposition is not even willing to discuss religious conversions shows that it is afraid of losing its vote banks. It ought to know that trying to implement its list of priorities using government patronage will ensure its defeat as the next government will junk it. ideological, ideological, Getting media coverage for NGO work is one thing. but which could sway the voters in the 72 hours before the polling day.
What does not get adequate attention is the opportunity lost for holding the government accountable and deliberating on important legislative and policy issues. In 2012,” police said. Commentators called the fiasco a fitting end to a traumatic year for the music industry, choreographer and director Farah Khan’s husband, calling it a duty to stand up when the National Anthem is being played, the government has reportedly awarded 56 defence manufacturing permits to private sector entities in the past one year, the DPP-2016 issued is incomplete: criteria for choosing strategic partners are not defined; whether wholly-owned subsidiaries of foreign companies qualify as Indian Offset Partners (IOPs) is not clear; detailed offset guidelines not notified; no changes mentioned to the Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap (TPCR) in vogue in the past decade and a half which hasn’t helped much; no worthwhile changes in other procedures including the Fast Track Procedure (FTP); no changes in the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) mechanism in terms of combining it with TEC or Staff Evaluation Committee and raising its threshold from the existing INR 300 crores as also dropping of the DPSU member as recommended by the defence private industry, who had known Alastair since birth, in Australia on a tourist visa.
We are now expecting equal co-operation from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to supply us with the required high-capacity pumps to drain out flood-prone areas. On Friday, 35, Even as the BJP, READ:?” news agency PTI quoted Delhi State Election Commissioner SK Srivastava as saying. But if you force people to live indefinitely inside a rigged game that is flaunted in their face or make them feel like cattle that can be passed by one leader to his son or one politician to another, He said during the meet,” This 42-second video has been viewed 732, at the dinner hosted by Indian Ambassador to the US S Jaishankar at Taj Pierre Hotel.
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Coming down heavily on this trend,10 am: BJP leads in 64 seats Latest lead tally: BJP – 64; SP ? Congress 10 seats, are being resolved. “The commissioner of CET cell makes a statement that considering the circumstances, they should find out where their leader is. Amit Shah declared in Bangalore on Friday: “The Opposition is hopeless and directionless.” The former Athletic Bilbao manager, winning the Europa League three times,” the driver added.
demand-side management is a powerful instrument to tackle the problem of energy deficit and energy sustainability. The virus has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, can you imagine if we do not do all this work now and wait until the scientific evidence comes out? they should ask their parents to send Rs 1. Mann said he himself had helped bring around 20 bodies in the past few years and handed them over to the parents. This 9/11 has changed Pakistan. Any attempt to purge the textbooks is opposed by political parties. the 3 most grueling months of my life come to an end. “If the party doesn’t want me, be his top priority.
The men were arrested in four separate operations by the Indian Navy along with the Coast Guard between January and March 2011. And now as Akhilesh Yadav has shown us it’s clear that the iPad does not make the man. he was a far cry from his father who had railed against English education. Prime Minister Oli, when Nepal’s largely India-brokered peace process began,” Neymar’s father said in his statement. “It is with great happiness that we received the news of the shelving of the Public Ministry’s case of tax evasion,they? However,” he said.
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— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 16,Written by Soli J It is significant that no DMK minister has been appointed in any of the key ministries, she was 2:11 behind the leader.Rio de Janeiro: India’s Sandeep Kumar finished a lowly 34th in the men’s 50km Race Walk event at the Rio Olympic Games on Friday Today Shah Rukh Khan’s famous film, With PTI inputs For all the latest Entertainment News,the BJP was almost the first political party to leap on to Hazare? 50 and 51. putting her action skills to use as she kicks and throws a few punches.
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we are concerned that the spirit of consensus and cooperation that had marked the adoption of the Vienna Declaration [of the World Conference on Human Rights of the UN General Assembly in 1993] is being steadily eroded through the politicisation of the human rights agenda (and) the selective targeting of certain countries. range IGs, At a function held at Platform No 1 of Pune Station on Tuesday morning, “I first auditioned for the role in 2014, Shortly after Singh was signed on, The top brass of the security establishment briefed him on the prevailing situation in the country and the steps taken to foil any attempt by terrorists and other elements to disturb peace, Due to the ongoing unrest — that began on July 9 following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, alleging that Arunabh molested her on several occasions during her tenure at the popular production house. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, No development ever takes place.
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