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Jones Tabbed to Lead Central Arkansas Volleyball

first_img“I am thrilled to be named the head volleyball coach for the University of Central Arkansas,” said Jones. “The rich tradition of success the UCA program has is something I look forward to continuing. I was extremely impressed with each athletics staff member and coach I had the opportunity to meet. It is very evident, from the longest-tenured coach to the most recent hire, that UCA is a place that you want to be a part of and that certainly resonates with the student-athletes as well.” Jones was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference performer for Florida as a senior in 1998, and helped lead the Gators to three straight NCAA Final Four appearances in 1996, 1997, and 1998. After being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an illness that causes temporary paralysis, in the middle of her college career, Jones returned to the court and earned the NCAA’s Honda Inspiration Award in 1999. She was also awarded the Springfield Women’s Intersport Courage Award in 2008 and the MVC Most Courageous Award in 2012. Jones, who has spent the previous 13 seasons at Missouri State, looks to continue the success that the Sugar Bears have experienced in the past. Since arriving at Missouri State in 2002, she has helped guide the Bears to seven NCAA Tournaments and 20 or more victories in 12 of 13 seasons. During her time in Springfield, Missouri State compiled a record of 291-132 (.690), including a mark of 184-60 (.754) against league opponents. Under Jones’ guidance, the Bears finished as one of the top two teams in the MVC in either the regular season or MVC Tournament all but four times. After beginning her coaching career as a student-assistant at the University of Florida, Jones joined the staff at Illinois State, helping the Redbirds to 36 wins over two seasons, including second-place finishes in the regular season and the Missouri Valley Tournament during her first season. Jones continued, saying, “With the vision and direction of President Courtway and Dr. Teague, the UCA athletic department is headed in an incredible direction for present and future greatness. UCA is a special place and I cannot wait to get to work with our student-athletes and administrators. I cannot thank Dr. Teague and Natalie Shock enough for this tremendous opportunity.”Central Arkansas Athletics will host a reception and press conference to welcome Coach Jones on Thursday afternoon in the Skyboxes located on the fifth floor of Bear Hall.center_img CONWAY, Ark. – Central Arkansas Athletic Director Brad Teague has announced the hiring of Jeni Jones as the ninth head coach in the history of Central Arkansas Sugar Bear Volleyball. “As with all of our coaching hires, we want to find great men and women to lead our student-athletes, and Jeni Jones certainly fits this characteristic,” said Teague. “Coach Jones is a solid person who knows collegiate volleyball very well. From her days competing at the highest level at Florida, to her role at the great program of Missouri State, Coach Jones understands what it means to be a collegiate athlete and what it takes to be successful in the classroom and on the court.” “We are very fortunate that Jeni Jones has accepted our head volleyball coaching position,” said Teague. “She has a great grasp on all aspects of a program, and she will ensure that our volleyball team members will be the best they can be in all aspects of life. I am very confident in entrusting the Sugar Bear Volleyball Program to Coach Jones. She will be a great addition to the UCA family and will mentor our young women to greatness. We are all proud to call Coach Jones a Sugar Bear.”last_img read more

Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic games Converse shoes sold for $190K

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Screen Grab from SCP Auctions websiteBefore Michael Jordan set the world ablaze with his signature line of Air Jordans, the G.O.A.T. actually wore Converse sneakers on the hardwood.An old pair worn by his “Airness” during the 1984 Olympic gold-medal-winning game against Spain has fetched for a whopping $190,373 (over P9 million). ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jordan scored 20 points in the 96-65 win over Spain on August 10, 1984 and officially signed with the Chicago Bulls the following month. His deal with Nike came in October.This is not the first time Jordan’s game-worn shoes sold for a ridiculous amount, as the sneakers he wore during the “Flu Game” in the 1997 NBA finals sold for $104,765 (over P5 million) in 2013. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:Steph Curry’s used mouthguard valued at $5k in auctionADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ The game-used sneakers was signed by Jordan and was given to a then 11-year-old ball boy,  who just happened to be the son of retired NBA player Gail Goodridge.The bid, which opened at $10,000 (almost P500,000), quickly rose to become the highest price on record for a pair of game-used sneakers, according to SCP auctions and relayed by ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundScreen Grab from SCP Auctions website“The record-shattering price proves that Michael Jordan has no equal in the marketplace for game-used basketball memorabilia,” Dan Imler, SCP vice president was quoted as saying in the report.Aside from bearing the legend’s handwriting, the shoes also featured some orthotic inserts and is considered the last Converse pair Jordan wore as an amateur. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Banal keeps Flying V unbeaten in D-League View commentslast_img read more

Rejecting…

first_img…the water boyWe live in interesting times. And your Eyewitness isn’t even thinking of all those interesting Haitians trying to blend in with the locals; their giveaway, however, is their being quite religious folks who just have to practise their “Voudou” — which we call “Voodoo”, and which some folks are VERY leery about, and have reported them to Khemraj Ramjattan, who’s supposed to be in charge of Public Security, but not Immigration, of which he was stripped!No, that’s grist for another mill. What your Eyewitness wants to talk about is the Opposition Leader’s telling it like it is about Moses Nagamootoo.Seems the PNC government’s been peddling a canard to the international community that the PPP doesn’t want to negotiate with them on several nettlesome matters. Now, everyone in Guyana — and their uncle — knows the reason for the PPP not sitting across the table from the PNC. And it ain’t that they don’t like Moses Nagamootoo, whom the PNC selected as their lead negotiator. Heck, back in the day, Jagdeo negotiated with Desmond Hoyte – and there was no love lost between them!! And Jagdeo was then just cutting his (presidential) teeth!!!Mouth open and story jump out when Jagdeo recently revealed he got a call from US former President Jimmy Carter – who, of course, brought back free and fair elections to Guyana in 1992. The stillborn negotiations had nothing to do with Nagamootoo being disliked, abhorred, scorned, loathed, detested, despised, or abhorred by the PPP. Of course, folks in the PPP feel that way about Nagamootoo – take your pick!! Who wouldn’t??  In fact, that’s the one thing that unites both PPP factions right now!!Jagdeo revealed that, in essence, they wouldn’t waste their time negotiating with a fella who’s been so neutered by the PNC he can’t even negotiate an appointment to see President Granger in six months!! About his own neutering!! But Nagamootoo should understand these things – the water boy in cricket just passes on messages from the captain, he has absolutely no authority to answer questions from the fellas in the middle!! To change the analogy, as a man who’s tippled in rumshops from Point Playa to Crabwood Creek, Nagamootoo knows that “lil bottle and big bottle don’t be on the same shelf”!!If the truth be told, his erstwhile comrades in the PPP are actually quite embarrassed about his treatment at the hands of the PNC. And they’re even more embarrassed at how he’s been forced to become a sycophantic, “toothless poodle” (in the words of Cheddi Jagan) to a party he cussed out for 50 years! At his age, accepting being just a columnist for the Chronicle!!Ah… how low has the mighty (in his mind!!) fallen!!…the military build-upThe economy might be sputtering because of the novice the PNC placed to head Finance. Agriculture might be ruined because of the nonentity the AFC (?) is represented by at the helm. Oil might be gifted away because of the “Man from Nassau’s” perfidy. But if one thing’s growing quite nicely, thank you, it’s the Disciplined Forces!!Recruitment for the GDF is up…recruitment for the GPF is up…the Cadet Corps (which gave us Brigadier Granger!) is up and running, and we’re even getting photographs of newly-recruited Prison Service Officers in the papers!! And now we’ve just been told that 1608 persons have already been inducted into People’s Militia!! Imagine that!! And 2020’s still two years away!! What’s the connection, you ask, dear reader? Well cast your mind back to the good ole days of PNC-run elections, if you can. Or read up on it, if you can’t.The Disciplined Forces are an integral aspect of elections under the PNC.Think why the largest number of People’s Militia are in Region Six!!…Spewed gasAs your Eyewitness has said again and again, and again….this fella Patterson is full of that stuff; and of course gas, which is its precursor!He’s spinning tales about gas-fired generators, but hasn’t tied down Exxon to providing any gas as yet!!last_img read more

Pasig campaign ends quickly as pair of comebacks fall short in Moscow

first_imgMOST READ Making things worse for Pasig was they figured in two confrontations that resulted to Statham being called for an unsportsmanlike foul and Joshua Munzon with a technical foul.Fired up, the duo of Statham and Munzon carried Pasig on their backs. Despite Miezis heating up from distance, Munzon used his speed to slash through the lane and slowly chip into the Riga lead.Munzon had seven points to pace Pasig.A dunk by Čavars sent Riga to just two points away from sealing the game but Munzon countered with a deuce. A layup by Lasmanis, however, sent Riga at match point with 3:08 left.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN View comments 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 Basketball00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Pasig was sent into an early exit after going winless in Pool C. The Philippine side also dropped its first game, 21-14, against Belgium’s Antwerp earlier in the day.But despite the pair of setbacks, they gave their highly-touted opponents a run for their money.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTaylor Statham and Dylan Ababou gave Pasig a strong start with a 4-0 spurt.The battle-tested Latvians though, showed patience as the troika of Nauris Miezis, Kārlis Lasmanis, and Agnis Čavars scored nine unanswered points to put the Doha Masters winners on top. Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Ababou and Nikola Pavlovic continued to fight on, cutting the lead to just three. However, Statham was slapped with a technical foul for not properly inbounding the ball that led to a game-sealing free throw by Lasmanis.Statham and Ababou had five and four points, respectively.Pasig Chooks-to-Go have now lost their last four Challenger games dating back to Kunshan back in May.Just like in Doha that saw Riga come out on top 15-21, Čavars and Miezis proved to be the bane for Pasig, scoring eight and seven points respectively.The scores:Riga 21 – Čavars 8, Miezis 7, Lasmanis 4, Krumins 2.Pasig 17 – Munzon 7, Statham 5, Ababou 4, Pavlovic 1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Merlion Cup: PH U-22 side falls to Singapore CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Things got heated between Pasig Chooks-to-Go and Latvian club Riga Ghetto in their second meeting in a span of two months, The emotions though, got the best of Pasig as it succumbed to the world No. 3 squad, 17-21 with 2:06 left in the game, to bow out of the 2019 Fiba 3×3 Tinkoff Moscow Challenger early Saturday morning (Manila time) in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanaolast_img read more

UN Women Donates Vehicle to Gender Ministry

first_imgUnited Nation Women (UN Women) yesterday donated a vehicle to the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection under the joint program on accelerating progress.The program gears toward the economic empowerment of rural women across the country.At the turnover ceremony in the office of Gender Minister, Julia Duncan-Cassell in Monrovia, UN Women Country Representative to Liberia, Awa Ndiaye Seck, said the UN Women remains committed in working with the ministry to ensure that the joint program secures rural women’s livelihood and rights in the context of sustainable development.She explained that the need for technical assistance and logistical support is highly prioritized for UN Women as a lead UN agency in collaboration with the participating UN agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).In the next three years, she said the joint program will focus on strengthening rural women’s economic rights and livelihood with support for government efforts in addressing the socio-economic impact of the deadly Ebola virus on women and girls in targeted counties, including Montserrado.  She said that the UN Women is grateful to the people and the Government of Norway for the initial financial support to accelerate progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women. She added that government’s monitoring of the joint program in collaboration with civil society is crucial for a successful implementation of the exercise.Earlier, Gender Minister Cassell said her ministry remains strategically positioned in responding to the needs of rural women and girls.“The (JP RWEE) comes at a time when our country has been gravely affected by the Ebola virus disease. It is expected that this JP will effectively support current national efforts in responding to the socio-economic impact of the EVD on rural women and girls,” she explained. Madam Cassell reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment for strong monitoring and supervision of JP’s activities.The joint program is being simultaneously implemented in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda where it is expected to generate synergies that will capitalize on more lasting and wider scale improvements in the livelihoods and rights of rural women.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

I became a black woman in Spokane. But, Rachel Dolezal, I was a black…

first_imgRachel Dolezal is, after this week, a symbol to many African Americans of the separation of blackness from black people; to me, she is an example of how American society simultaneously devalues the individuality of black women and us as a community to the point that the performance of black womanhood is preferred over the people. If blackness can simply be worn or performed, then every white woman with a weave and a cause, every white girl with a snap and a little attitude, can supplant the lived experiences of what it is to become a black woman: the journey of discrimination, the camaraderie of sisterhood, discovering the deep sense of responsibility and weight of the world, and ultimately finding the inner strength and acceptance that can only be built through struggle.Rachel Dolezal may have perfected her performance of black womanhood, and she may be connected to black communities and feel an affinity with the styles and cultural innovations of black people. But the black identity cannot be put on like a pair of shoes. Our external differences from the white majority might be how others categorize us as black, but it’s the thread of our diverse lived experiences that make us black women.Dolezal’s specious claims to black ancestry and faux black identity could not have been sustained and she would not have been able to pass if black womanhood were seen and understood as more than skin – or weave – deep. Wearing black womanhood was apparently even enough for Dolezal’s “fellow” black leaders in Spokane, Washington, who turned a blind eye to what the wider world now recognizes as her all-but laughable claims of racial identity, whether out of fear of rocking the boat or plain Northwestern niceness. Her charade could have only been maintained in a town (and within a society) with simplistic, stereotypical conceptions of blackness – that blackness is a shade on the range on olive to dark chocolate, a set of idioms delivered in a cadence from which American English derives its slang, and any number of bodily characteristics or mannerisms familiar across the globe, among others. And yet, while black Americans have long embraced a diverse array of lineages as kin, simply looking the part and faking the rest doesn’t cut it. I was born in the middle of Spokane’s first (and only) black mayor’s tenure: a celebrated leader who black people worked hard to elect, and example of “acceptable” black leadership, Mayor Jim Chase once told the local paper that he “never knew much discrimination in Spokane.” While that was perhaps true for him, it was not my family’s experience, nor the experience of the black people who lived through segregation through the 1970s in Spokane. Though segregation was no longer enshrined in law in the 1980s when I was growing up, black folks still lived almost exclusively on the east side of town and in the historical neighborhoods built for railroad laborers. My Midwestern white mother and black Puerto Rican father had moved to Spokane for college and defied the unspoken segregation by starting their family in a working class north side neighborhood away from the black enclave, but hoping for the best. My father left the picture shortly after I was born and my mother navigated the discrimination we faced in school and throughout town – I became familiar with the meaning of “nigger” quite early in life.But when I was 14, I gave up the relaxers and transitioned into rocking my natural kinky-ish afro. It instilled a new kind of confidence in me: I could not hang my head and wear this beautiful crown. My mother had not raised me to be an invisible, go-along-to-get-along gal, and, though I still harbored jealousy of my white peers with their incessant hair flipping, I decided to stand out instead of try and fail to fit in. I wore bright, creative clothing; I embraced my love of dance, of song, of sports, of speaking truthfully about race with little care for whether people attributed any of it to my blackness or to me. To be able to get to a place where I could be myself, I felt powerful: I wanted to do and be everything and, as I learned more about the history of the Atlantic slave trade, African Diaspora, and white privilege, I wanted to tell these white people about themselves.In Spokane in general, I rarely saw black men coupled with black women; more than a few men in our small black community had white wives and girlfriends, while the black women always seemed to be single. Naive, I imagined that, on the tightly-knit east side, there were churches full of black women who were coupled with and loved by black men. But on the streets of Spokane, in the public spaces at festivals, in restaurants, and wherever else I looked, black and white men alike were always more interested in white women than women who looked like me; what I took from those years were that black women were far from desirable partners.To be a black young woman in Spokane was, for me, to be rejected, isolated and left to find my own way. Becoming the black woman I am today was not about learning a performance, it was not about certain clothing or my hair texture; it came from first being a black girl, from the trauma of rejection and isolation and its transformation into a kind of self-taught solitary pride, from learning to preserve my own sense of true self.Dolezal managed to put on an identity – that of a black woman – in a way that renders invisible the experiences that actually forged for us our identities as black women. She presented to the world the trappings of black womanhood without the burden of having to have lived them for most of her life. She represented us and gained status in both black and white communities as one of us, even though she could have worn her whiteness and talked to white people about their racism – something sorely needed in a town like Spokane.Had she really understood the history of black women in America, Dolezal would have recognized that she is perpetuating a fetish for black women’s bodies that devalues actual black women while celebrating our parts when attached to the right (white) form. But she was not alone in this act of playing black and benefiting from it. Since black womanhood is apparently all in the look, our society would rather have white, former Disney pop stars twerk, talentless celebrities with enlarged backsides and their equally talentless siblings with swollen lips than celebrate the black woman’s form with the person who carries it. Black women learn that we are not desirable, that we are invisible, and yet we are imitated by the world’s Dolezals and in our popular culture. Little black girls like me could never have passed for white – and would’ve been ridiculed if we tried – but anyone with the right accessories can now seemingly claim to be black women when it suits them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cal stadium plans delayed

first_imgCampus officials, who maintain their project is seismically safe and is a big improvement over the current situation, said they are considering appealing the injunction. If a trial is held, which attorneys on both sides said could be this summer, they expect to win. “We consider this only a temporary setback,” said Nathan Brostrom, campus vice chancellor, adding that the planning process will continue. “Our goal and our top priority must be the safety of our staff and student athletes.” But at a news conference held beneath the sun-dappled branches of the oak grove, tree-sitters smiled and waved from above, while their supporters on the ground said the ruling was good for trees and humans. “This is an extremely dangerous site,” said attorney Stephan Volker of the California Oaks Foundation. “Furthermore, this is a grand old stand of ancient oak trees. It symbolizes much of what we cherish about California’s ecological legacy and I think it ill befits this university to chop down its cathedrals in order to promote a student gym.” Spectators at the grove Monday included three Berkeley political stalwarts who briefly took to the trees last week to demonstrate their opposition – former Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean, 71; City Councilwoman Betty Olds, 86; and conservationist Sylvia McLaughlin, 91. BERKELEY – Score one for the trees. Citing environmental and seismic concerns, a judge blocked construction of a $125 million sports center at the University of California that would mean felling an old oak grove. The plan to renovate Memorial Stadium and build a new training center and parking garage has been challenged by neighbors and city officials on several fronts. They say the project is environmentally flawed and it’s too dangerous to build so close to the Hayward fault, which runs through the stadium. Plans to cut down about three dozen oaks to make way for the center stirred the most visible protest, with activists taking to the trees last month and remaining at their perch through December rains and even some minor earthquakes. In issuing a preliminary injunction, made public Monday, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Barbara Miller said opponents’ environmental and seismic-related arguments were strong enough to justify a preliminary injunction until a trial can be held. Dean, a Berkeley graduate (Class of ’56) who met her husband on campus, said she hopes administrators will take a serious look at alternative sites. Campus officials say they’ve looked and there’s no adequate substitute. “I’m a big football fan,” said Dean. “We want this to be safe for our residents as well as for football fans.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal on top again despite Stoke stalemate

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey in action with Stoke’s Glenn Whelan Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith LivepicLONDON, January 17 – Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League but their Britannia Stadium hoodoo was extended with a goalless draw against Stoke City on Sunday.A point was enough to take Arsene Wenger’s side clear of Leicester City on goal difference but it was another afternoon of frustration in the Potteries for the veteran French manager. His side have now failed to win at Stoke’s home ground in six attempts — a sequence that dates back to a 3-1 success in February 2010.That victory became infamous for the sickening broken leg suffered by Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who was again singled out for some unsavoury abuse by Stoke fans during his 250th Arsenal appearance.The bad blood from the injury and Ramsey’s refusal to accept Ryan Shawcross’s apology for the challenge that caused it remains for Stoke fans, who taunted Ramsey throughout on Sunday with boos and a chant about the damage caused to his leg.Arsenal could not silence the home crowd as Stoke held their own, with both Potters goalkeeper Jack Butland and Arsenal counterpart Petr Cech in good form.After a scrappy opening littered with fouls and poor passes, it was Stoke who carved out the first chance through Marko Arnautovic.The Austrian wandered in off the left flank to collect possession in a central area 30 yards from goal, but his ambitious effort flew high into the Arsenal fans behind Cech’s goal.The game finally came to a semblance of life in the 20th minute when Glen Johnson and Jonathan Walters found space on the Stoke right to pick out Joselu on the edge of the area.His deft flick teed up Ibrahim Afellay, whose long-range effort flew a yard wide of the target.Arsenal immediately broke and created an opening of their own thanks to a fine pass by Joel Campbell and an equally clever run by Olivier Giroud.The Frenchman found himself one on one with Butland but the England international spread himself well to make an important stop.– Superb save –The game remained disjointed but, when Stoke failed to clear their lines in the 28th minute, Ramsey had a goal-bound shot deflected wide for a corner which was dealt with easily by the Potters.Ten minutes before half-time Arsenal failed to deal with Erik Pieters’s dangerous cross but Joselu headed straight at Cech.The Gunners then handed cheap possession to Stoke, for whom Bojan fired just wide.Just over a minute into the second half, Butland denied Arsenal what looked like a certain goal.The goalkeeper reacted superbly to dive low to his left and turn away a free header from Giroud, who had been left unmarked to meet Ramsey’s corner.Then Stoke were denied as the tempo of the game was raised a notch.Arnautovic advanced and fed Joselu, whose shot was clawed away superbly by Cech.The former Chelsea star then reacted well to scramble Bojan’s follow-up around the post.Arsenal needed Cech again in the 66th minute as he turned a shot from Joselu around the post.The game became scrappy once more but it was Arsenal who made most of the running in the closing stages and Campbell tried his luck from a tight angle with five minutes remaining.But his effort flew well wide to sum up an error-strewn contest.And in the dying moments Stoke had further chances when Ramsey cleared off the line in a goalmouth scramble before Cech blocked a follow-up from Joselu.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bill rises as Iraq refuses to take control of reconstruction projects

first_imgBy contrast, 435 completed projects worth $501 million had been transferred between April 23, 2006, and June 30, 2006, according to the report. U.S. officials have, however, formally handed 1,576 projects worth $2.6 billion to local officials despite concerns they may not be able to properly finish and run the projects. The Washington-based agency warned that delays in transferring the projects meant less collateral for the Iraqi government in seeking loans “and could result in additional sustainment expenses for the U.S. governmental agencies that completed the projects.” The report singled out Finance Minister Bayan Jabr, who it said had changed government conditions for the transfers, effectively halting the process at the national level in July 2006. Jabr and other Finance Ministry representatives could not be reached for comment, and al-Maliki’s spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said he had no information about the report. A senior adviser at the Iraqi Planning Ministry, which is responsible for overseeing reconstruction programs, said the government was willing to take over completed projects unless they had immediate budget implications that would need to be addressed. “We are in need of these projects,” said the adviser, Faik Abdul-Rasool. “If it is completed, we would be very happy to receive that project and start running it unless it has a financial implication on the budget, then this would be delayed.” The assessment was the latest piece of bad news for a U.S.-led war and rebuilding effort that has already cost nearly $400 billion. Investigators said in an audit three months ago that U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraq are so beset with daily violence, corruption and poor maintenance that Iraqis will not be capable of managing reconstruction anytime soon. Where U.S.-funded projects are built and handed over to the Iraqis, they “are not being adequately maintained,” according to the April audit by the inspector general’s office. Sustainability is an important factor in explaining the slow progress in a sectors such as oil, gas, water and electricity. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – The Iraqi government has refused to take control of more than 2,000 U.S.-funded reconstruction projects, a move that could jeopardize the country’s credit line and cost American taxpayers, according to a report by an American watchdog agency. The special inspector general for Iraq Reconstruction said the government here initially agreed to take over the projects but the transfers stalled about a month after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki took office in May 2006. That forced U.S. officials to turn the reconstruction to local officials or to commit more money to keep them running. The report, which was dated Wednesday, found that no completed projects had been transferred to the national government since June 30, 2006. It said 2,362 completed projects valued at $5.3 billion were pending as of May 31. last_img read more

Brooke Astor, grande dame of N.Y. society, dies

first_img“Brooke was a great philanthropist, and a great lady, and we’ll not see the likes of her again,” said former first lady Nancy Reagan, noting that Astor “was very close to my entire family.” “I’ve known her since I was 14,” said Reagan. “In fact, when my mother died, Brooke told me, `I know no one can replace your mother, Nancy, but I’d like to try.”‘ “Brooke was a truly remarkable woman and an irreplaceable friend,” longtime family friend David Rockefeller said. “She was the leading lady of New York in every sense of the word.” Although a legendary figure in New York City and feted with a famous gala on her 100th birthday in March 2002, Astor was mostly interested in putting the fortune that husband, Vincent Astor, left to use where it would do the most to alleviate human misery. Her efforts won her a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. NEW YORK – Brooke Astor was the grande dame of New York City society and philanthropy – a woman as comfortable in a Harlem youth center as she was in a Fifth Avenue penthouse. She hobnobbed with the queen of England and showed up on the streets of drug-ravaged neighborhoods to donate her fortune. In the course of her rarefied existence, she gave away nearly $200 million. Her life’s motto summed up her prodigious generosity in nine words: “Money is like manure, it should be spread around.” One of city’s most recognized ladies, Astor, 105, died Monday of pneumonia at Holly Hill, her Westchester County estate, family lawyer Kenneth Warner said. Her death reverberated throughout New York – and beyond. Brooke Astor gave millions of dollars to what she called the city’s “crown jewels” – among them the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the flags were lowered to half-staff after her death. The final year of Astor’s life was marred by a nasty family feud over her care, including allegations that she was forced to sleep on a couch that smelled of urine while subsisting on a diet of pureed peas and oatmeal. Court papers said her beloved dogs Boysie and Girlsie were kept locked in a pantry.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Sunderland set to beat Crystal Palace to signing of former Newcastle ace

first_img Davide Santon in action for Inter Milan 1 Sunderland are set to hijack Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Inter Milan defender Davide Santon.talkSPORT told you earlier this week that the Eagles were closing in on the former Newcastle man, but it now appears Sam Allardyce is trying to persuade the Italian to return to the north east.According to Tutto Mercato, the 25-year-old is eager to move back to the Premier League and is awaiting either Palace or Sunderland to stump up the £3m required for Inter to sell.Palace manager Alan Pardew has repeatedly spoken to Santon in a bid to lure him to Selhurst Park, but it is understood that Sunderland are offering him a higher salary.The Black Cats have held talks with the player’s representatives and are ready to tie him down to a contract worth £1.7m per year.last_img read more

Nine-man Chelsea stunned by Burnley, Rooney the hero for Everton – round-up

first_imgEverton 1-0 Stoke CityWayne Rooney scored on his second Premier League debut for Everton to earn the Toffees victory against Stoke City.The 31-year-old, who returned to Goodison Park earlier this summer after 13 years at Manchester United, headed home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross on the stroke of half-time.Jordan Pickford made a brilliant stop late on from Xherdan Shaqiri to prevent a Stoke equaliser – and ensure a dream homecoming for Rooney. Southampton 0-0 Swansea CityMauricio Pellegrino had to settle for a point in his first match as Southampton manager as his side wasted a series of chancs.The home side dominated throughout but were unable to make a breakthrough, with Manolo Gabbiadini and Maya Yoshida guilty of spurning good opportunities.Swansea failed to muster a single shot on target and will be relieved to have escaped with a point against a Southampton side which has now failed to score at St Mary’s in 545 minutes.West Brom 1-0 BournemouthTony Pulis celebrated signing an extended contract in the best possible fashion as West Brom began the new Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at The Hawthorns.Pulis, who will now remain as Baggies boss until 2019 after putting pen to paper on a new deal on Friday, saw new signing Ahmed Hegazi enjoy a dream debut.The central headed home Chris Brunt’s free-kick on 31 minutes and that was enough to see off Eddie Howe’s men.Premier League Results:Chelsea 2-3 BurnleyCrystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield TownEverton 1-0 Stoke CitySouthampton 0-0 Swansea CityWest Brom 1-0 BournemouthWatford 3-3 Liverpool – FULL REPORT HERE 3 3center_img 3 The 2017/18 Premier League season is finally under way and here’s what happened on the opening Saturday…Chelsea 2-3 BurnleyNine-man Chelsea made a disastrous start to their Premier League title defence as they were beaten at home by Burnley.The champions had Gary Cahill sent off early on for a dangerous tackle and the Clarets made their numerical advantage count as they stormed into a 3-0 lead before half-time, with Sam Vokes netting twice and Stephen Ward also getting on the scoresheet.Substitute Alvaro Morata fired home on his league debut midway through the second half to reduce the deficit. The Blues’ hopes of mounting a comeback looked to have been ended when Cesc Fabregas was given his marching orders with ten minutes left to play but David Luiz netted two minutes from time to set up a frantic finale.There was to be no further late drama, though, as the Clarets held out for a brilliant – and fully deserved – opening day win.Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield TownFrank De Boer’s Crystal Palace reign got off to a nightmare start as Huddersfield Town stormed to victory at Selhurst Park in their first ever Premier League match.Palace defender Joel Ward turned the ball into his own net to hand the Terriers the lead midway through the first half and just minutes later record signing Steve Mounie doubled the visitors’ advantage.Mounie capped a dream debut with another goal after the break to earn David Wagner’s newly-promoted team an impressive win.Palace fans started the season with renewed optimism amid De Boer’s appointment as manager but they will be worried by their woeful performanc, which suggests another year of struggle.last_img read more

Chelsea 1-1 (5-3 pens) Norwich: Conte’s men just hold off spirited Canaries

first_imgChaotic Chelsea ended a five-hour scoring drought before advancing in the FA Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Norwich.The Premier League champions thought they had won for the first time in 2018 as Michy Batshuayi was on target in Wednesday night’s FA Cup third-round replay at Stamford Bridge.But Jamal Lewis headed in Timm Klose’s cross in the fourth minute of stoppage time for 1-1 and force extra time, when Pedro and Alvaro Morata were sent off.The early stages of extra time saw Willian booked for diving in the penalty box, however, replays suggest he was unlucky to be penalised. Controversially, referee Graham Scott did not consult VAR to the outrage of the home crowd. Pedro, earlier booked for diving, was also sent off for a second bookable offence after being booked for diving in normal time. And Morata also saw red, receiving a yellow card for diving and an immediate second yellow for his vociferous complaints, which was followed by a pitch invader furious at the referee’s handling of the game.But the Blues escaped to advance to a fourth-round tie with Newcastle as Willy Caballero saved from Nelson Oliveira and Eden Hazard ensured Chelsea scored all five of their spot-kicks. Caballero’s save and Hazard’s successful spot-kick proved decisive in the shootout 1last_img read more

Santa Anas, freezing night in the prediction

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The weather service issued the red-flag warning effective until 11 tonight in most of the county, including Santa Clarita, but excluding the Antelope Valley. “A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential,” a weather service advisory said. Santa Clarita will have sunny skies today, with highs in the lower 80s and northeast winds 20 to 25 mph. Sunday through Thursday – including Halloween on Tuesday – will be much the same, though slightly cooler. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fire and ice are in the weather warnings for northern Los Angeles County. In Santa Clarita, yet another red-flag warning has been issued, indicating severe fire danger through tonight. High winds and low humidity have firefighters on alert for brush fires. But in the Antelope Valley, the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning through this morning. The entire region can expect powerful Santa Ana winds and low humidities today. Winds were clocked at 47 mph Friday in Warm Springs, a forest community between Lake Hughes and Castaic. last_img read more

‘A born Arsenal player’ – Dembele delights Gooners with goal against Spurs

first_imgDembele auditioning for Arsenal by sending Spurs out.— TM™ (@ClassyArsenaI) December 11, 2018 Ousmane Dembele already scoring for the Arsenal.— Robbie 🌷 (@robbieg_15) December 11, 2018 no dice REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Dembele scored a sensational goal Dembele not even at Arsenal yet and already destroying Spurs 🤣 https://t.co/j1PwIxgIdi— joan (@willyjflow) December 11, 2018 BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY The Frenchman picked up the ball on the half-way line, beat Kyle Walker-Peters twice, before cutting inside and slotting the ball past Hugo Lloris.In Spain, Spurs needed to match the result of Inter, who were hosting PSV and there was relief in the Camp Nou at full-time with both games finishing 1-1.Arsenal fans, though, will have still been impressed by Dembele, calling the game his ‘Gunners audition’. Latest Football News huge blow WE NEED DEMBÉLÉ, @Arsenal! HE IS THE ANSWER.— 𝐒𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐔𝐒 (@marcazette) December 11, 2018 Dembele is already looking like an Arsenal player.— Sean Wagner-McGough (@seanjwagner) December 11, 2018 REVEALED Dembele getting ready for Arsenal 🤪— Main Man Özil (@Arsenal_M10) December 11, 2018 I need Dembele at Arsenal— HG (@HassGeee) December 11, 2018 Dembele scores against spurs. A born Arsenal player 🙌🏼😂— Fully (@maddghost) December 11, 2018 Arsenal target Ousmane Dembele endeared himself to Gunners fans by scoring a sensational solo goal against Tottenham.Dembele’s seventh minute opener for Barcelona at the Nou Camp sent supporters on Twitter wild as at one stage it looked like it might send their north London rivals crashing out of the Champions League at the group stage. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Dembele totally ruined Spurs. Welcome to Arsenal.— SamW (@SamW_AFC) December 11, 2018 Arsenal need to bid 90m for Dembele asap— Babylon (@vizlahustla) December 11, 2018 Arsenal need to bid 90m for Dembele asap— Babylon (@vizlahustla) December 11, 2018 Arsenal please buy dembele now— Jamal (@Ghaffar__B) December 11, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

Callum Hudson-Odoi ‘hands in transfer request’ to force through Chelsea exit

first_img LATEST 1 REVEALED IN DEMAND RANKED LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly handed in a transfer request as he seeks a move away from Stamford Bridge.Hudson-Odoi, 18, has rejected a lucrative new deal at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Bayern Munich.The youngster is keen on pushing through a move to the German giants, who currently sit second in the Bundesliga, this month. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Bayern have had a number of bids turned down for the English youngster, the latest understood to be worth around £35million.They are expected to return with another offer in the region of £40million, and Hudson-Odoi has made it clear to Chelsea he wants to leave.Hudson-Odoi met with Chelsea officials and handed in a formal transfer request, according to BBC Sport. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Hudson-Odoi has handed in a transfer request at Chelsea Chelsea are willing to offer the starlet a huge pay packet – worth around £85,000-a-week – to stay in west London.But Hudson-Odoi, who has still never played a full Premier League match, is believed to care more about his playing time than any financial matters.He has made just 14 appearances for Chelsea’s first-team, though his game time has increased over the past month having featured in three of the Blues’ last five league matches; the youngster also started Carabao Cup and FA Cup matches in JanuaryHudson-Odoi appears set to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho, who has been a huge hit in the Bundesliga since joining Borussia Dortmund a year-and-a-half ago.Sancho left Manchester City in August 2017 for German football, and in the time since he has featured heavily for Dortmund, scored in the Champions League and is now a full England international.last_img read more

How the Premier League table could change this weekend

first_img REVEALED Manchester City stars celebrate no dice But how could the table look by the end of the weekend? Using data from sportsvisualized.com, talkSPORT.com reveals the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below… 1: Manchester CityHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate 8 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Liverpool have the chance to take the summit from Manchester City on Friday night as they play Southampton – live on talkSPORT – while Chelsea and Arsenal can both gain advantages over Tottenham and Manchester City as they face West Ham and Everton respectively.Meanwhile at the other end of the table Bournemouth host Burnley, relegated Huddersfield face Leicester City, and Newcastle and Crystal Palace go head-to-head. getty 8 Raul Jimenez is leading Wolves’ Europa League push 9: Leicester CityHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 11th8: WatfordHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 10th7: WolvesHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 8th 17: BurnleyHighest possible position: 14thLowest possible position: 17th16: SouthamptonHighest possible position: 14thLowest possible position: 17th15: BrightonHighest possible position: 15thLowest possible position: 17th14: NewcastleHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 16th The Premier League fixture list may have been decimated by FA Cup semi-finals this weekend but it’s still going to be huge.There are vital games across the division involving the title race, the battle for the top four and clubs fighting off relegation fears. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY 2: LiverpoolHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd Jurgen Klopp shares a smile with Virgil van Dijk ADVICE 8center_img 8 20. HuddersfieldHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 20th19: FulhamHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 20th18: CardiffHighest possible position: 18thLowest possible position: 18th Hazard was once again instrumental as Chelsea beat Brighton but can he do the same against West Ham on Monday Neil Warnock was furious after Cardiff’s defeat to Chelsea Everton players celebrate with Gylfi Sigurdsson. Salomon Rondon has done well for Newcastle this season getty 8 8 Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LIVE ON talkSPORT huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 4: ArsenalHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 5th3: TottenhamHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 5th 8 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 8 talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… 6: Manchester UnitedHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 6th5: ChelseaHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 5th Getty Images shining BEST OF 13: Crystal PalaceHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 16th12: BournemouthHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 13th11: West HamHighest possible position: 9thLowest possible position: 11th10: EvertonHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 11thlast_img read more

Football Talk: Gerrard’s racism fear, ‘Tuxedo’ Tom Rogic

first_imgLater in the day, Celtic host RB Leipzig as the Hoops look to get their European campaign back on track.Tom Rogic will likely prove pivotal if the Scottish champions are to prevail and Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on the Aussie international in the build-up.The Celtic boss reckons playmaker Rogic glides across the pitch that smoothly he could take to the field in a tuxedo. Steven Gerrard’s teamtalk in Moscow will include more than just a warning about Spartak’s threat on the pitch.Last year, the Rangers boss was in charge of Liverpool’s Under 19s when Nigerian-born attacker Bobby Adekanye was subjected to racial chants from supporters in a UEFA Youth League tie at Spartak’s Academy stadium.The club were found guilty by UEFA and forced to close part of their stadium.With that experience behind him, Gerrard says he’ll warn his Light Blues squad before Thursday’s Europa League encounter to be prepared for what may come their way.last_img read more

Alterations To WCU Womens Inaugural Coaching Staff

first_imgWestern Carolina head women’s basketball coach Kiley Hill announced alterations to his inaugural coaching staff ahead of the 2019-20 season.  Shyla Coleman, who was brought on board to take on the task as Director of Basketball Operations, has been promoted to assistant coach.  Additionally, Megan Brown joins the Catamount women’s basketball staff as the Director of Basketball Operations. Brown played basketball at University Southern Mississippi where Hill was the Associate Head Coach. She just completed her eligibility as a fifth-year senior working on her postgraduate degree after earning her bachelor’s degree in communications in 2017.last_img read more

Ernie Els goes wire-to-wire in Munich

first_imgEven an opening 63, however, does not guarantee a procession to the title and it was far from that for Els, who was passed by both Thomas Bjorn and Alexander Levy in the final round, but he kept his composure to sign for a third 69 on the trot and an 18-under-par total. LEADERBOARD “What an awesome week it was! T10 finish on debut is a dream come true!” he wrote on Twitter afterwards. Ernie Els captured the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried in Munich, Germany on Sunday, having led the tournament from start to finish. It was a timely win for the South African great, coming just a month ahead of his British Open title defence at Muirfield. “Seven birdies and an eagle for a 63 was certainly a neat way of doing that. We knew it was going to be low scoring week, so if you come out of the blocks fast like that, it does somewhat take the pressure off for the rest of the tournament. It means you’re not having to play a game of catch-up all week.” ComposedHeading into the 18th, Els needed a birdie to win. He wrote afterwards: “It was tight right down to the wire, though, so we knew we’d probably have to make birdie on 18 to secure the win. To play that hole so well and make a secure two-putt birdie, that was obviously very satisfying. 270 Ernie Els (RSA) (-18) 63, 69, 69, 69271 Thomas Bjorn (Den) (-17) 68, 69, 65, 69272 Alexander Levy (Fra) (-16) 65, 68, 68, 71273 Martin Kaymer (Ger) (-15) 64, 71, 69, 69273 Alex Noren (Swe) (-15) 64, 71, 66, 72273 Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) (-15) 66, 68, 71, 68274 Darren Fichardt (RSA) (-14) 70, 66, 69, 69274 Sergio Garcia (Esp) (-14) 71, 69, 65, 69274 Wen-yi Huang (Chn) (-14) 71, 69, 69, 65 ExcitmentThere was further excitement for South African golf fans when, after being given a sponsor’s exemption, Brandon Stone, who turned professional at the beginning of the month, tied for 10th in his first tournament in the paying ranks. He finished on 275 after rounds of 66, 71, 67 and 71. TiedIt tied him with compatriot Louis Oosthuizen, Italy’s Matteo Manassero and England’s Ian Poulter as the only golfers to have won European Tour titles in each of the past four years. Tjaart van der Walt and Justin Walters tied for 29th on 279, Jaco van Zyl shared 35th on 280, while Dawie van der Walt tied for 41st on 281. The victory was the 68th of Els’ career and his 28th on the European Tour. Surprisingly, it was the first by a South African in the BMW International. Fellow South African Darren Fichardt enjoyed a strong showing, finishing in a tie for seventh with Sergio Garcia and Wen-yi Huang on 14-under-par 274. The win, worth €333 330 (approximately R4.46-million), also secured a place for Els in the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the 2013 WGC-HSBC Champions and the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 24 June 2013 Els’ victory was built upon a superb first round of nine-under-par 63. “That first round was the dream start for me,” he wrote on his website, “especially having come straight from a tough week in the US Open at Merion. Obviously I played some good stuff there, so my goal was to carry that form into the BMW. “Any time you have a tap-in birdie putt to win a golf tournament, you’re a happy man!”last_img read more

How America’s Future Foundation is Inspiring the Millennial Generation for Liberty and How You Can Be a Part of It

first_imgHow do you build a movement? At America’s Future Foundation, we believe movements begin in your communities. They begin in the happy hours, church groups, or local volunteer organizations, and are strengthened and reinforced through the social bonds built there. This is where points of view are discussed and ideas are debated. This is where liberty thrives. This is where movements begin.AFF’s vision is to be the vehicle by which young professionals can introduce their peers to the principles of free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility.In 2016, AFF launched six new chapters (we now have 25 chapters), hosted over 200 events, and connected with more than 8,000 young leaders across the country. We partnered with more than 40 leading conservative and libertarian organizations to bring their ideas to young professionals throughout the country. Ideas these audiences may not have otherwise encountered. Ideas they will now discuss with their friends.In our nation’s capitol, we brought together young liberty-minded congressional staffers for programs connecting them with policy experts and legislative leaders. AFF provided career-building fellowships to aspiring writers, giving them the tools to restore balance to the media. We also expanded this opportunity to enable writers outside the beltway to participate via webcam.Whether you’re pursuing a career in policy or you just love liberty, there are a variety of ways to get involved in our ever-growing community of young professional leaders across the U.S. and inspire the Millennial generation for liberty. Together, we are winning a generation.Read more about how AFF is working to spread the values of free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility in our 2016 Annual Report.last_img read more

New York ~ Sales and Use Tax: Taxability of Web-Based Services Discussed

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportA taxpayer’s provision of portal and trusted identity framework services are subject to New York sales tax under Tax Law §1105(c)(8) as protective services and should be sourced based on the location where the protected data resides, but its messaging and supplier connection services are not subject to sales tax. The taxpayer’s portal and trusted identity framework services perform a gatekeeper function for customers by ensuring that only authorized users gain access to the customer’s on-line resources. Thus, the crux of these services is the security function of verifying that persons seeking access to on-line resources are authorized to have that access. These electronic gatekeeper services qualify as protective services for purposes of Tax Law §1105(c)(8) because they prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to its customers’ confidential data. Protective services are provided in New York (i.e., “sourced” to New York) if the property being protected is located in New York. Thus, to the extent that the data being protected is located in New York (e.g., resides on servers in New York), then the taxpayer is providing a protective service in New York. If the protected data is located both inside New York and outside New York, the taxpayer should collect tax only with respect to the data located in New York. In making the determination of where its protective services are being provided, the taxpayer may rely on a letter from the customer indicating the taxing jurisdiction(s) where the protected data is located, absent a showing of fraud or knowledge on the part of the taxpayer that the contents of the letter are untrue. Such a letter must be signed by the customer (or the appropriate employee or officer) and contain a statement acknowledging that it is being furnished for the purpose of allowing the taxpayer to determine the appropriate amount of New York state and local sales and use taxes due. The taxpayer must keep the letters furnished by its customers as part of its sales tax records, and be able to associate each letter with related sales, for at least three years after the date of the last sale to which the letter relates. The customer is required to update the letter if there is a change in where the services are being provided.However, the taxpayer’s messaging and supplier connection services are not subject to sales tax. The messaging and supplier connection services provide a central data messaging hub that routes business messages or data between business partner members of the service, who must provide their own telecommunication connections to the hub. These services are nontaxable bridging services. Thus, the taxpayer’s fees for setting up the relationship between trading partners and maintaining those relationships, as well as its mailbox set up and maintenance fees, are not taxable. In addition, the taxpayer’s charges for its mapping services are not taxable, as they constitute data processing charges.TSB-A-16(20)S, New York Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, May 27, 2016, ¶408-782last_img read more

A Global Standard for Peer Review

first_imgIncreasing collaboration between U.S. scientists and their counterparts in other countries has been a priority for Subra Suresh since he became director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in October 2010. But one thing about negotiating such bilateral agreements has frustrated him: The time it takes to reach an agreement on the scientific rules of the road. There may be haggling over how to handle intellectual property and access to data, for example, but Suresh says the biggest bugaboo is often agreeing on common standards for peer review. “We keep repeating the same thing over and over,” says Suresh about the discussions over how each side would select the most worthy proposals. “Having to start from scratch causes considerable delay, and it is a big waste of time.” So Suresh decided to do something about it. After winning the strong backing of the White House, Suresh this weekend convened a meeting of 47 leaders of research funding agencies from 44 countries. And tomorrow, at the conclusion of closed-door sessions, the group will issue the first-ever global statement on the principles of merit review. Although the actual statement is embargoed until then, it is expected to touch on the importance of using experts in conducting a confidential yet transparent process to identify the highest-quality proposals. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) The meeting, hosted by NSF at its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, will also be the coming-out party for a virtual entity called the Global Research Council. The council intends to tackle a succession of problems affecting funding agencies around the world using regional meetings to hash out language that will be presented at the conclusion of an annual gathering held at a different site each year. Next year’s meeting will be put on by Germany and Brazil, for example, and take place in Berlin. Suresh says he wasn’t interested in simply creating another opportunity for senior policymakers to satisfy their yen for travel or one more forum at which they can complain about the perilous state of research funding. “We want something tangible to come out at each meeting,” says Suresh. “And it’s a virtual organization—there’s no secretariat and no bureaucracy. People will come at their own expense. And if it doesn’t address a real need, there’s no reason for the council to exist.”last_img read more

This cuckoo catfish tricks other fish into raising its head-chomping young

first_img This cuckoo catfish tricks other fish into raising its head-chomping young Like the cuckoo bird it shares a name with, the cuckoo catfish shirks its parental duties. The East African lake swimmer abandons its eggs to the care of other species. Now, researchers have learned how it pulls off this trick, and how its offspring get in on the action.More than 90 species of birds, including cuckoos, are “brood parasites.” They don’t build their own nests; instead, they rely on other birds to care for their young. But the cuckoo catfish (Synodontis multipunctatus) seems to be the only other vertebrate with this strategy. In East Africa’s Lake Tanganyika, the catfish has a very particular target: thick-lipped cichlid fish that use their mouths as nurseries to raise their young. When the cichlid lays her own eggs, which she then scoops into her mouth, riotous catfish couples sneak under her to lay and fertilize their own eggs at the same spot. In the chaos created, the cichlid scoops up both her eggs and theirs.Last year, researchers showed that some cichlid moms are smart enough to avoid picking up the catfish eggs. Now, those same researchers—along with a second team—have shown how the catfish are fighting back. In their laboratory at the University of Colorado in Boulder, evolutionary ecologist Marcus Cohen and his colleagues compared the development of the catfish and the cichlid eggs. Catfish eggs developed faster, hatched sooner, and were bigger than cichlid eggs laid at the same time, which puts the catfish young at an evolutionary advantage, Cohen’s team will report next month in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Those differences are bad news for the young cichlids, who start to hatch just about the time the catfish embryos need to start to feed. The catfish intruders use their wide jaws and extra teeth to devour the new hatchings headfirst. If the catfish run out of cichlid hatchlings, they start to chow down on each other.Meanwhile, another team has discovered that bigger eggs and faster development give the young catfish a second advantage. Martin Reichard, a biologist at the Czech Academy of Sciences Institute of Vertebrate Biology in Brno, and his colleagues found that catfish eggs that were rejected or missed by the cichlid parent end up hatching and developing just fine outside the cichlid’s mouth. But when the cichlid mom lets her brood out while she feeds, the young catfish can jump inside when she scoops her fry back up, Reichard’s team reports in the same issue of the journal. By Elizabeth PennisiMar. 22, 2019 , 9:00 AM The cuckoo catfish is a deadbeat parent, leaving care of its young to others.center_img Roberto Nistri/Alamy Stock Photo This two-stage ability for the fish to invade sets them apart from parasitic birds, says Sheena Cotter, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom who was not involved in the work. “That definitely doesn’t happen in birds.”This ability of catfish young to survive on their own also suggests the catfish—unlike the cuckoo—has not yet fully evolved a dependence on the cichlid to raise its young, Reichard and his colleagues write. The tendency for the cichlids to take in catfish young may have even encouraged the evolution of this dependency in the first place, they add.These papers should encourage researchers to look for more examples of brood parasitism, Cotter says. “It’s entirely possible you can get this happening in other systems.”last_img read more

Governing council meets to discuss IPL 4 format

first_imgThe governing council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is meeting in Mumbai on Friday to discuss the format for the tournament’s fourth edition. The council is discussing the number of matches that should be played. With IPL 4 having 10 teams instead of the earlier eight, a need to reduce the number of matches has been felt. After the addition of two teams, it had been said that the total number of matches would be increased from 60 to 94 on a home and away basis. However, the governing council is looking to decrease the number of matches to 62 or 74. But suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is not in favour of changing the format of the tournament. “Players make the IPL. That’s why we have the best talent. Take a survey and you will find out that most agree with the way it was conceived,” Modi said. On the issue of players’ pool, Modi said: “Any deviation will be done only to damage a highly successful league for and by vested interests. Clearly the way forward is all players in pool.” Taking a dig at Chennai Super Kings owner N. Srinivasan, he said: “This was as I said the core principle of the league and reaffirmed at the Bangkok workshop by seven teams, except the Chennai Super Kings.”last_img read more

Madhuri Dixit launches clothes line for dancers and athletes

first_imgMadhuri Dixit Nene has entered the fashion world with her Madz clothing line. The dancing diva of Bollywood says the range represents her style sense and her approach towards life at its best.The first line by the “Devdas” actress under her label is inspired by her online dance academy. Dance With Madhuri – DWM sports apparel line is designed keeping dancers and athletes in mind. It is the brainchild of Madhuri’s husband Sriram Nene, read a statement.The actress is also working on a personal offering – Timeless by Madhuri Dixit for Madz.”Madz and Timeless were two concepts which seemed to fit who I am. For Madz, we wanted to create a pret line of clothing that epitomised my approach to life: outstanding quality, great values, and good for everyone,” Madhuri said.The brand is about access to designs by Madhuri and art inspired by her experiences and learning on the sets of Bollywood, engineered by her team with each t-shirt narrating a story of the place.Madhuri’s husband, a doctor by profession, notes that the collection is perfect for workout, adding that there is more to come.”The DWM shirts are engineered to be great for dancing and workouts. We have used a combination of cotton and lycra. The goal is to make you look good and feel good while dancing/working out.”We are working on variety of workout apparel for dance and other activities including leggings, hip-hop pants, hoodies. Madz is all about looking good, feeling good and being part of something,” Sriram said.advertisementlast_img read more

‘Guardiola building a dynasty to rival Ferguson’s’

first_imgPep Guardiola is “building a legacy” at Manchester City which could one day be compared to the dynasty overseen by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, says Joleon Lescott.The Catalan coach is only into his third season at the Etihad Stadium, but he has already delivered a record-breaking Premier League title triumph and a Carabao Cup success.More major silverware is being chased down this term, with City expected to mount a fierce defence of their top-flight crown while also challenging for domestic cup and Champions League glory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Should Guardiola be able to keep the trophies rolling in, then the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is being backed to generate an era of dominance such as the one enjoyed by arch-rivals United during a 27-year spell under an iconic manager.Former City defender Lescott told bwin: “I think Pep Guardiola has started building a legacy at Manchester City that could one day be compared with what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved at Manchester United. Guardiola has already stamped his legacy on the Premier League with the records he has broken and the style of play he has brought to England. However, his overall legacy will depend on longevity rather than the number of trophies he has won.“There was a lot of pressure on Guardiola when he arrived and he failed to live up to that expectation in his first season, but he quickly recognised where improvements needed to be made and Manchester City totally dominated last year like no Manchester United team ever has before. I think Guardiola is creating a club in Manchester City that will be favourites for the Premier League for the next 10 years.”Guardiola has spent big piecing together a formidable City squad, but he has also missed out on a number of top transfer targets.Alexis Sanchez Manchester United 2018-19He saw Alexis Sanchez head for Old Trafford rather than the Etihad in January, with Lescott saying of that deal: “Alexis Sanchez has been struggling for form, but I don’t think he will regret moving to Manchester United over Manchester City. Manchester United and [Jose] Mourinho showed beyond doubt how much they wanted Sanchez at the club, so the form is down to him and he has no excuses.”Lescott added when asked why the likes of Jorginho and Fred – who joined Chelsea and United respectively over the summer – snubbed the chance to link up with the reigning English champions: “Manchester City’s squad is so strong that I think it is making it more difficult to sign the players they want.”I think Fred chose to go to Manchester United because it was an opportunity for him to be a permanent fixture in their midfield.”Mourinho told him he would be the missing piece to the club winning the Premier League and that’s a very attractive proposal. There’s a feeling that he would have been second fiddle to Fernandinho at Manchester City, so I’m sure game time was pivotal in his decision.“Jorginho is a different story. I think Jorginho’s head was turned by Chelsea purely because [Maurizio] Sarri, a manager who he knows and loves, went to the club. He has settled straight into that team, being the heartbeat of that central midfield and controlling the tempo in their games. I think that was the key for Jorginho.”last_img read more

Marco Materazzi: ‘The secret to winning a World Cup is unity’

first_imgShare via Email Reuse this content World Cup Read more Twitter Topics comment Marco Materazzi’s towering header beats Fabien Barthez in Berlin. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters Pinterest Facebook And to those players (and managers) who want to win the World Cup – in my opinion – they must know one rule by heart: those who do not play are more important than those who do.Each day it’s fundamental that everyone feels involved, even those who won’t be part of the starting lineup the following match. This is what it means to be a team. Italy won the World Cup in 2006 because those who played and those who didn’t were on the same level; there was never a problem, everyone was ready to sell their soul for the jersey whenever needed – it didn’t matter if you were the star player or not. Everyone, and I mean everyone.This type of spirit allows a team to get stronger; in the summer of 2006 the famous Calciopoli scandal happened. The entire public opinion, and all of the press wanted to see Fabio Cannavaro excluded for this reason. Cannavaro was our captain, and the captain is untouchable, so we defended him, respected him and we came out of it stronger.Family also plays an important role: the wives and girlfriends were all together in another hotel, like they were on a retreat. This also shows unity, it allowed us to see them always the day after a match. They didn’t go shopping, they weren’t the stereotypical Wags: they brought our kids to play at the park. This is how a group at a World Cup is formed, with things off the pitch just as important. Pinterest Facebook What next for Italy after their failure to qualify for the World Cup? The team must be united. That is more important than any individual sporting ability. It is fundamental for everyone to be focused on the objective, to win the World Cup, and in 2006 we were. We were also a group of friends – more than just a collection of footballers – and that helped us enormously.Nothing could get to us. We were always stronger than any obstacle. For two years we had pushed forward together with this same group of players. We knew each other so well, during training and during matches, but also on a human level. We felt very strong together. We were confident we could achieve this great dream. The entire country had. World Cup stunning moments: Italy shocked by South Korea in 2002 Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook On the pitch the athletic preparation that precedes the World Cup is fundamental. You have to arrive in good shape. You play every four days so you must be in perfect condition. After the matches there’s a light workout, then you have one or two practices at most and you return to the pitch. There’s no time off.Knowing how to manage the moments as you get closer to the big matches is fundamental: everyone lives them in their own way. I would use my PlayStation! I would be alone in my room but we also got together as a group. The day of the final Italy-France, at 5.30pm, after the afternoon snack, a few hours before the match … I was in my room on the PlayStation with Francesco Totti and Vincenzo Iaquinta – that says it all.At a World Cup you don’t have time to celebrate after each win – perhaps you can in the quarter‑finals and semi-finals – because you can only look forward and the secret is to stay focused. After we beat Germany in Dortmund we were happy but we were already thinking of France. That’s a winning mentality. Fabio Cannavaro holds the trophy aloft. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Then there’s the manager. Being brave is a fundamental attribute of a winning manager at a World Cup. Marcello Lippi, the coach of our team in 2006, was that way: he made tough decisions and that changed the matches. If you have personality and courage, then the great champions also listen to you and respect you.From the mental aspect my advice is never to get discouraged. Among the unforgettable moments for me is, of course, the goal against France in the final … but just a few minutes before, I conceded a penalty. I can still remember that disappointment today, you feel bad inside. I was just hoping Zinedine Zidane would miss it. It didn’t go that way but I told myself not to give up and destiny gifted me that unforgettable goal.The main mental image I have from my World Cup is when Gigi Riva, the former Cagliari striker, a legend of Italian football who scored 35 goals in 42 matches for the national team, told me: “Marco, I would exchange 100 goals of mine for the one you scored.” Only then did I understand the importance of what I did. There I saw the magnitude of an extraordinary group. The World Cup can be won only by a group, like that fantastic Italy team.Interview by Fabrizio Romano Sportblog Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on Twitter World Cup 2018 Twitter Share on Pinterest Italy Share on Messenger Winning a World Cup is the best feeling that a footballer can experience. It is something I – and so many people – dreamed about as a child and actually to do it is an incredible emotion that stays with you for the rest of your life.Clearly winning the World Cup is not very easy. Only 20 teams have done it so far and I can count myself lucky to be among those few people in the world who have had that feeling.So, how did we do it in 2006? There are several reasons but there is one main aspect of our triumph that is absolutely key: we fought for each other in Germany; we were a proper team. The togetherness of the group is the secret.last_img read more

Strategies to turn supporters into fundraisers for #GivingTuesday, and beyond.

first_imgYour year-end campaigns are just about ready to go, but making the most of December is probably in the back of your mind all the time. Perhaps you’re asking yourself if there is anything else you can put into motion today that can move the needle at year end.Yes! Try a peer fundraising campaign.The Power of Peer-to-Peer FundraisingSocial, Personal, P2P or team fundraising are all names for the same concept: harnessing the power of your supporters and their networks to scale your impact.At their best, peer fundraising campaigns center around a passionate desire to make an impact on a problem or cause, and then “recruit” supporters based on a shared interest in the cause or in honor of the friendship with the original project sponsor.Once in a while, peer fundraising campaigns catch fire. That was the case this summer with the Ice Bucket challenge. It started when 29 year-old Pete Frates, stricken with ALS, sought to bring attention to the disease, and to inspire others to support research toward a cure. He challenged friends to dump ice on their heads, and Pete’s network sparked into action. His friends took the challenge and in weeks it was everywhere on social media. From June to August 2014, more than 3 million donors gave more than $100 million dollars to the ALS Association.Your superheroes – no cape required.Campaigns like the Ice Bucket challenge are the exception for sure, but their lessons are transferable to every peer fundraising initiative. They’re effective because supporters, who often reside in the background of your fundraising, move front and center, and become the heroes of the story. We want to root for their success. And when combined with a few key elements, peer fundraising leverages your team’s limited resources, spreads your story, and attracts new supporters. What does it take? Sponsors with genuine passion for your cause, plus…· A little creativity· An authentic need· A personal appeal· Social sharing Make it easy for peer fundraisersEmpower your supporters to get going, now. 1. Suggest a theme and goal for your supporters. Use your #GivingTuesday campaign to frame a peer-to-peer campaign that is appealing and easy to launch for your supporters. If you’re still lacking a focus for year-end, here is a post that can help you plan a great campaign. Then break your campaign into a target for your peer fundraisers in $500-$1000 range. 2. Make it fun! Encourage your peer fundraisers to focus on opportunity, not obligation, in their outreach to friends and family. Give them tools to keep the excitement high with regular email updates tracking the progress of the campaign.3. Focus on impact. Be sure that fundraisers and their supporters understand how their dollars will impact those you serve, specifically.4. Keep it short: a month or less. Use the excitement of #GivingTuesday to keep momentum high and the time commitment low for your peer fundraisers. A timeframe of about a month is just about right. Encourage your fundraisers to launch on November 1st, build excitement toward Thanksgiving and end on #GivingTuesday.Make P2P work for you: three paths to success.1. For small or leanly staffed organizations: Start where you are.The simplest way to start a peer fundraising campaign is to focus on the tools you already have. You have your inspiring mission, more than a few enthusiastic supporters (think staff, board, volunteers, clients), and services that need support. Define a campaign, enlist peer fundraisers, educate them on the basics above, and let them run with it. Then, optimize your online giving page with proven software, like Network for Good’s smarter donation pages. With Network for Good’s donation pages, your site will be branded, mobile-ready, and easy for your donors to navigate. You’ll convert more donors and can encourage larger and repeat gifts.Then simply provide your fundraisers with sample emails, or let them create their own, and drive people to your main online giving page. Ask them to acknowledge the fundraiser they’re supporting in your dedication field. This is not the most sophisticated method, but a functional, quick-to-launch approach.And organizations using a branded Network for Good donation page for #GivingTuesday will automatically receive matching funds for donations made on #GivingTuesday!2. For organizations with more staff capacity: take advantage of a peer-to-peer fundraising platform.Nonprofits can set up a campaign by creating a fundraising page on a peer-to-peer giving platform. With a full-featured peer fundraising tool, you can create a page with your colors and logo and enable your peer fundraisers to set up sub-pages for their individual campaigns. They’ll be able to set an individual goal, see their progress, donor scrolls, and where they stand relative to other fundraisers.You can create challenges and competitions among team members that add an extra fun element to the campaign. And you’ll see the overall results of everyone’s fundraising with clean, comprehensive reports. You can then manage the messaging, the updates, and progress of the campaign. This approach is a great way to give your staff greater control of the whole initiative while also making it easy for your fundraisers to get their pages set up and launched. 3. For larger organizations or those planning to use peer fundraising as an ongoing strategy: have your own P2P site.Some organizations are naturally suited to peer and project-based fundraising. These include animal support, disaster relief, schools, health care, disease, and many others. Organizations like these can equip themselves to host multiple peer fundraising and crowdfunding campaigns all year round with Network for Good’s social fundraising platform.last_img read more

Donor Love Part One: 7 Ways to Keep Donors Committed to Your Cause

first_imgGot 2 minutes? Please tell us what you’re doing to strengthen donor relationships, and/or what’s in your way. Thanks!Honoring your donors—and prospects—is, hands-down, the most effective approach to building strong and lasting relationships with the folks whose help you need so very much.It’s no surprise that donor retention is an absolute priority (again) for 2015. Yet the specific how-tos of donor retention success remain elusive for many organizations. This should help…Here’s my recommended path to donor retention recommendation in 2015: Simply R-E-S-P-E-C-T your way to strong and long-lasting donor relationships. Respect donors’ wants, even when they aren’t what you want; for example, they don’t want to hear from your organization.Enlist your colleagues—fundraising and beyond—to segment donors as precisely as your time, expertise, budget, and tools allow to give every donor the most personalized outreach possible each and every time.Start up a donor advisory board of folks willing to share five to 10 minutes per month to help you boost your donors’ satisfaction level. You’ll get golden insights, and they’ll feel even more connected!Put together an all-organization donor listening team. Ask for help from your colleagues, and demonstrate the WIIFM (“What’s in it for me?”) with specific, tangible examples. Then train, support, and thank them.Execute a simple system to log, share, and analyze donor info and insights. Ensure that it’s accessible throughout your organization; otherwise, there’s not much value in it.Correct your course at a moment’s notice! Your agility in adjusting your fundraising approach to fit what’s vital right now to your donors and their recent interactions with your organization is a must.Take stock of what isn’t working with your donor retention program—both stats and anecdotes/feedback—and ask the donor advisory board how to do better!Follow these seven steps, and I guarantee you’ll jump-start your donor retention program. But don’t stop here. Dig even deeper via guidance from the most brilliant donor retention gurus I know, Roger Craver and Tom Ahern.What tops your donor retention to-do-list? And what’s getting in your way of making it happen? Please share your goals and challenges here. (It will only take two minutes!)Read Donor Love: Part TwoWith refreshing practicality, Nancy Schwartz rolls up her sleeves to help nonprofits develop and implement strategies to build strong relationships that inspire key supporters to action. She shares her deep nonprofit marketing insights—and passion—through consulting, speaking, and her popular blog and e-news at GettingAttention.org.last_img read more

The Lancet Features Series on Health in Bangladesh

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 21, 2013November 17, 2016By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultantClick 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)This week, The Lancet launched a series on the remarkable progress and remaining challenges for improving health in Bangladesh, focusing on what The Lancet’s Bangladesh study team calls the Bangladesh paradox: remarkable progress on health-in spite of persistent economic hardship. In a commentary that highlights the country’s commitment to gender equity, economist Amartya Sen argues, “It is important to understand how a country that was extremely poor a few decades ago, and is still very poor, can make such remarkable accomplishments particularly in the field of health, but also in social transformation in general.”Along with the remarkable health gains in Bangladesh, the series also highlights critical challenges. As The Lancet’s Pamela Das and Richard Horton write: “This is a story not only of unusual success, but also one that describes the frailties and challenges that lie ahead as the country charts a course towards universal health coverage.” Among the major issues that articles in the series tackle are the persistent challenges for improving health in the country’s growing urban slums. In one article, authors Kaosar Afsana and Syed Shaba Wahid of BRAC point out that in urban slums:Many women die in slums during pregnancy and childbirth. Mortality of children younger than 5 years in slums is almost double that in rural areas. Two-thirds of these deaths could be avoided if timely, appropriate services were available. Unfortunately, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, and full childhood vaccine coverage are quite low in urban slums. Primary health-care clinics regularly held in slums are not open at convenient times for working women. Community mobilisation to improve health services hardly exists.For more on the series, tune in to The Lancet’s most recent podcast.Share this:last_img read more

Solidarity and Stigma: The Challenge of Improving Maternal Health for Women Living With HIV

first_imgPosted on May 6, 2014June 12, 2017By: Donald Borenstein, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson CenterClick 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)This post was originally posted on the New Security Beat, the blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The post highlights an event focused on the connections between HIV status and stigma, respectful care, and maternal health, as part of the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series. A video of the event is available here.Despite the fact that with proper interventions, the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is less than five percent, expectant mothers with HIV or AIDS often face intense stigma and marginalization from health care providers around the world. As a result, in some areas, the mortality rate for mothers with HIV is seven to eight times greater than the rate for non-infected women, said Dr. Isabella Danel of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.Leading researchers, clinicians, and advocates gathered at the Wilson Center on January 13 to discuss the need to re-evaluate maternal health priorities to create an enabling environment for women with HIV. “It’s not only elimination of new HIV infections in children, but it’s keeping the moms alive,” said Dr. Heather Watts, medical officer with the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.Systematic Failures and AbusesFor women living with HIV throughout the world, the threat of stigmatization upon disclosure of their diagnosis is dire. They are often perceived as promiscuous, blamed for other HIV diagnoses in the family, or threatened with outright hostility over the prospect of having children, said Janet Turan of the University of Alabama.Florence Anam of the International Community of Women Living With HIV/AIDS said these women, “especially from Africa where I come from, are constantly in fear of losing the status quo of their life – family, friends, relatives, but most importantly the support they get from their male partners or husbands.” According to a study conducted by Turan in Kenya, pregnant women who anticipate male partner stigma are more than twice as likely to refuse HIV testing than those who don’t.This stigma often results in domestic abuse, and partner abuse of women living with HIV is a global epidemic. Naina Khanna of the Positive Women’s Network noted that a 2013 survey of women living with HIV in the United States found 72 percent of respondents were survivors of intimate partner violence or domestic abuse. As a result, they often opt not to disclose their diagnoses and fail to receive the necessary care and counseling.In the developing world, when women do disclose, they face another set of barriers. Clinics are often prohibitively far to reach by foot and women living with HIV can be asked to make the trip several times. “Going to the hospital to get tested at an [antenatal care] clinic and be told you’re HIV positive means you have to go back and bring your partner, and then you have to come back with him or bring someone to the clinic and they have to be told you’re HIV positive,” said Anam. “So many women come to the clinic when they’re pregnant, but do not come back again.”And health care providers are often misinformed about the nature and treatment of HIV. “Many times, providers are operating under false assumptions about the risk of transmission, which is added to already existing discrimination and stigma,” said Tamil Kendall of the Harvard School of Public Health.After carrying out community-based surveys on reproductive rights violations in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, Kendall noticed a clear trend of withheld care and abuse. Some survey participants recounted harrowing ordeals, ranging from complete denial of treatment to coerced or forced sterilization, including the story of one survey participant who was surgically sterilized without her consent while under anesthesia from another procedure. Such systemic failures and abuses seem to be the rule rather than the exception, said Kendall. “Under half of the women [surveyed] considered that they had received comprehensive reproductive health services, and in fact 41 percent said that they have been discriminated against by health care workers specifically when seeking reproductive services.”Another study, of care in Tanzanian public health facilities, found 77 percent of all women interviewed, regardless of HIV status, reported some form of abuse by clinicians in the process of delivering a child, according to Dr. Mary Mwanyika-Sando. “If 50 percent of women reported feeling some form of abandonment during an actual time where they were so vulnerable they needed a health care provider to help them as they are about to deliver their child,” she said, “where are we going with all this?”What Gets Measured Gets Done Dr. Hannah Sebitloane of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa believes a more focused research agenda could help. “Why is an HIV [-positive] pregnant woman in the area where HAART is now accessed…still more likely to die just because she has HIV?” she asked. That can’t easily be answered right now, and better quantifying the negative effects of not seeking care could tangibly show how social and medical stigmas are harming mothers.To this end, Kendall and Danel shared the results of a new study on anti-retroviral therapy (ART). It is crucial to document and evaluate ways to improve access and retention of care, they said, and available evidence shows improving access to ART for women living with HIV can make a significant impact in lowering mortality rates. “The longer women are on ART,” Danel said, “the risk goes down further.” On one hand, these are promising results, but overall, pregnant women are less likely than other adults to get the treatment, Kendall noted, meaning there’s a clear gap in distribution that is likely systematic and due to stigma.Combating Stigma Not An Easy TaskOvercoming the stigma that dissuades mothers living with HIV from seeking care is ultimately the goal, said the panelists.Personal accounts from people actually experiencing these stigmas can help tremendously, said Anam. “People living with HIV need to be involved in documenting qualitative research…it actually brings out the voices in what people, especially women, indicate as their challenges, and why exactly they do not access, or do not have the adequate medication, or do not get to the hospital in time.”Public support groups can also be effective. These groups allow mothers living with HIV to understand the needs of their child and themselves in a way that the impersonal nature of primary medical care often does not, Anam said. “You’re told, don’t breastfeed and nobody tells you why; check your medicines at this time and no one tells you why. But then moving this to a support group then breaks it down. This is what your medicine does, this is why you need to take it…The woman begins to understand it, and then begins to own it.”Kendall suggested a concerted effort to engage men, to prevent violence against women living with HIV and to reduce stigma caused by misinformation. Reaching men often proves difficult, however, as many don’t participate in maternity care, regardless of HIV/AIDS, she said. “We know less about how to engage men who are not already choosing to come to ante-natal clinics with their female partners in HIV testing and in support.”Ultimately, any effort to combat stigma needs to put the empowerment of mothers living with HIV first and foremost. As Anam points out, the effect of solidarity and group support is vital. “You walk out of that test room and you’re confused, and you don’t know what to do, and when you sit somewhere with that group of people and you realize you’re not alone – that in itself is huge. I don’t know how we can document that, but it’s huge.”Event Resources:Naina Khanna’s PresentationTamil Kendall and Isabella Danel’s PresentationTamil Kendall’s PresentationMary Mwanyika-Sando’s PresentationHannah Sebitloane’s PresentationJanet Turan and Laura Nyblade’s PresentationFriday Podcast With Tamil KendallPhoto GalleryVideoShare this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Achieving Better Outcomes With Maternal and Newborn Integration

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 10, 2014June 12, 2017By: Ana Langer, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force and Women and Health Initiative; Joy Riggs-Perla, Director, Saving Newborn Lives at Save the ChildrenClick 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)This post is part of the Maternal and Newborn Integration Blog Series,which shares themes of and reactions to the “Integration of Maternal and Newborn Health: In Pursuit of Quality” technical meeting.“Students often ask me, how come a neonatologist is working on maternal health? To me the response is obvious. When I was a clinician, most of my interactions were with the mothers. I learned very soon that for the newborn to be healthy the woman needed to be healthy.”– Ana Langer, Maternal Health Task ForceWhen thinking about the term integration for maternal and newborn health care we need to keep our focus with the intended outcome. Our attention should be on providing equitable, high-quality care for both the mother and the newborn.At a hospital in Petrolina, Brazil, new mothers Elvira and Ana Cristina have been taught the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and how to practice Kangaroo Mother Care with their newborn premature babies. Photo: Genna Naccache/Save the Children“Integration of Maternal & Newborn Health Care”—the recent technical meeting hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program (SNL)—provided the jumping off point for discussing what integration really means, the current knowledge base, promising approaches, and models and tools that exist to move this agenda forward. We believe that, with the global consensus on the importance of the continuum of care approach, we have a unique opportunity to decrease the gaps in care and find actionable and practical ways to foster integration where appropriate.There were two days of in-depth discussion by more than 50 participants who came from around the world to dive deep into analyzing the challenges of, and opportunities for, integration. This group represented academics, NGOs, governments, multilateral organizations and more from global and national organizations. Country perspectives from Ecuador, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique and many others were discussed by the presenters, panelists and audience and gave us a better sense of the power of context and localized solutions to gaps in care. We strongly believe that to bring about meaningful and equitable integration, it is essential to understand and take into consideration the epidemiological and health systems’ realities and specific social contexts of countries and communities.Meeting participants discuss the challenges to and opportunities for increased maternal and newborn health integration and service delivery at the local, national and global level. Photo: Ian P. Hurley/Save the ChildrenPerhaps the most critical component of the meeting was to develop a list of actions that the maternal and newborn health communities can take to ensure greater programmatic coherence and effectiveness. Among critical actions, participants saw team-based quality improvement processes, co-location of services, functional referral systems, and simplified and unified maternal and newborn health (MNH) data collection and use, as important steps that countries could take to more effectively deliver quality and equitable care for women and newborns. The group also called for donors and technical cooperation partners to support MNH integration-oriented implementation research to build convincing evidence for policymakers and to align their investments and technical support with national strategies, taking a country-centric approach. The final action item list included well over 60 steps. The just released final report delves deeper into what these are.The SNL program and the MHTF are committed to the pursuit of quality and equity in maternal and newborn care, and seek to increase collaboration in the delivery of integrated approaches of care. The rich and honest discussion that took place among those gathered in Boston is only a beginning. We hope you will join us in this ongoing effort to find ways to most effectively provide services to mothers and their families. In the end, we must keep the patients at the center and work to achieve better outcomes for them.This post originally appeared on the Healthy Newborn Network Blog.Share this:last_img read more

“We need to talk”: How to Break Up (or Make Up) with Board Members

first_imgEditor’s note: Need help with your board? Check out these free webinar recordings from of our recent Virtual Conference: Learn to Love Your Board.Break ups are awkward, painful, and uncomfortable. Whether it’s a professional partnership or a personal or romantic relationship, it’s never easy to part ways. This is also true when it comes to “breaking up” with your board members. Have you been in this position before? Are you in it right now? Maybe you’re thinking, “My board member is giving his or her time (and in most cases, money). I couldn’t possibly ask him/her to leave. I’m just so thankful he or she is involved.”Yes, your board members are volunteers, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t hold them to certain expectations. So, what do you do when you have a board member who isn’t performing up to their fullest potential? Here’s a roadmap to help you navigate this complex situation:First, consider what a board member thinks his or her job is. Does the board have a clear job descriptions? Did you have conversations with each board member about their specific roles and responsibilities? If not, consider re-setting expectations as your next step. Review the board’s job description with your governance committee. If it’s missing any mention of fundraising or giving as a duty, suggest language that clearly states the type of gift you would like each board member to commit as well as the fundraising activities you are asking them to do. Then, develop a system to track and hold them accountable for these obligations.At a recent AFP conference, one presenter shared a report card that her organization uses with its board. It is shared privately at each board meeting and gives a “grade” for each board member’s specific duties during the fiscal year. It’s a really great tool for motivating board members and increasing their accountability.If the job duties are clear, this is probably a matter of your board member over-promising and under delivering. That means, it’s time for some tough love. Take a deep breath, exhale, and go with me on this one.Set some time to meet one-on-one with the under-performing board member. If you’d like to bring your board chair, that’s fine. Start the conversation with a sincere thank you for his or her service. Acknowledge that you understand that board leadership is a significant commitment of time and resources, and you appreciate his or her willingness to be involved.Then, share the job description and walk through the key role you need the board to play in governing and leading your organization. Point out the specific area where the board member hasn’t been meeting expectations and ask him or her if there are things you as staff could do to make his/her job easier. This is the point where you just stop and listen. How does the board member react? What does he or she say regarding his or her performance?Use your best judgement and determine if things will change after this conversation. Do you envision this board member making this position a greater priority, or is he or she the type that just can’t fit this commitment in his or her life now?If you think things will change, agree with the board member on next steps. If it’s the latter, you may consider saying something like, “It sounds like you have a lot of demands on your time, and this role may not be the best fit for you now. We need to fullest commitment of each member to lead, govern, and advocate for our work, and we understand if you are unable to fit this into your other demands.”  Then, you may offer other ways for him or her to still stay involved, like serving on a committee, or as an honorary member in some way.There’s no easy way around this conversation. But it’s an important one. I think you’ll find it will make it easier for a board member to step down gracefully.Click here to download the recordings from our recent Virtual Conference: Learn to Love Your Board.last_img read more

David Silva makes 400th Manchester City appearance

first_imgDavid Silva took the pitch for his 400th appearance for Manchester City against Bournemouth on Sunday.The Spain international became the first player to reach a fourth century of games for the club in 34 years, when Paul Power reached the milestone in the last of his 11 years as a City player.Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010 and has played a key role in a successful era, winning four Premier League titles, four League Cups and the FA Cup twice.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream The 33-year-old is in the final year of his contract with City and has already said it will be his last with the club.Coach Pep Guardiola has trusted him with the captain’s armband, however, and he revealed his admiration for Silva ahead of the Premier League clash at Bournemouth.“I admire a lot what he has done,” he said.”What I admire the most is to play 400 games – almost 10 seasons here, doing what he has done, it is incredible.“Big congratulations from me. Every City fan supports him – it is a privilege for everyone, what he has done in this club.”And the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss admitted that he was surprised to Silva become such a success in the Premier League as he thought he would struggle to adapt.David Silva Manchester City Premier League trophy 2019-20“The last season, he can help us play the way we want to play and try and make him happy,” he added.“He’s one of the most incredibly intelligent players at moving the space. Everybody takes time but he’s very good in small spaces – one of best I’ve ever known.“I thought he wouldn’t succeed in England. He is hugely competitive. In the bad moments, how he reacts is fantastic.“He’s a technical player – not box to box and my image of English football back in 2010, I admit I thought he was going to suffer.“I was happily wrong. That was my first impression. He played well from the beginning and he’s done it consistently ever since, for Roberto [Mancini], Manuel [Pellegrini] and me.“His qualities – surviving the Premier League is not easy for that length of time, but he did it. He should be so proud of what he’s done.“He has quality with the ball, but he has so much more than that. He’s a winner. Four Premier League, plus a lot of domestic prizes.“He’s the same generation as Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and has helped this Club to be in a better position.“Moreover, he’s a nice guy who is our captain. The players chose him. I’m not involved. They had to choose a captain to represent the whole team – it was their decision.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Stones will show the world how good he is – Kompany

first_imgVincent Kompany has no doubts about the quality of former Manchester City team-mate John Stones and says the defender just needs to add consistency to his game.The England international lost his place to Kompany at the end of the last season as City put together a run of 14 straight wins to clinch the Premier League title by a single point.Stones, 25, then endured a tough summer when he made an individual error as England were beaten in the Nations League semi-finals by the Netherlands. 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 But Kompany says the defender should concentrate on what he has already achieved and forget about his mistakes.“I’ve always said John is one of the most talented defenders, he’s got such a bright future,” the Anderlecht boss said as he returned to the Etihad Stadium for his City testimonial.“He’s already achieved a lot, let’s not forget that. He’s not a young defender anymore that hasn’t got any experience.“He’s a multiple Premier League-winning central defender that is growing and the one thing I wish for him is consistency – consistency of games and consistency of fitness – and then he will show the world how good he is.“By the end of it, if City can win a Champions League or something, all of a sudden he’ll mentioned in a completely different category.”Stones has missed City’s last three matches with a thigh strain but will be fit for Saturday’s trip to Norwich City.His return could not come at a better time after Aymeric Laporte was ruled out for around three months with a knee injury while the Champions League starts on Wednesday with a clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.Aymeric Laporte Manchester City 2019-20And with Laporte set for such a long spell on the sidelines, it presents an opportunity for Stones to cement his place in the side, but Kompany insists he does not have anything to worry about.“Honestly I don’t think we should look at it in that way,” he said. “He just has to get himself on the pitch, be himself and he’ll be fine.“I’ve not seen signs of weakness I need to be worried about. He’s just a top class defender.“If now he gets to play games, things will sort themselves out, no doubt.”Kompany, was back at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night for a testimonial match to raise money for homeless charity Tackle4MCR.City boss Pep Guardiola decided not to replace his former captain in the summer, instead bringing in full-back Joao Cancelo and midfielder Rodri as his only new signings.Laporte’s injury at the back leaves City short of options, but Kompany said they only had four top centre-backs because of his persistent injury problems.“Three world-class centre backs is awesome by any standard,” he added. “In the past we had the luxury of four. I’ve not seen many teams have four top, top centre backs.“It wasn’t normal. It only happened because of circumstance. ‘OK, Vinny could break down, so we’ll bring in another one’.“You saw throughout the season that no matter which pairing played, it was always solid.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

United 1-1 Rochdale (5-3 on pens)

first_imgSergio Romero saved Manchester United from an embarrassing exit in the EFL Cup as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed penalties to knock out third-tier Rochdale after a 1-1 draw.Mason Greenwood put United in front in the second half on Wednesday, the teenager scoring for the second week in a row after netting the winner against Astana in the Europa League.But the League One side stunned Old Trafford with an equaliser scored by 16-year-old Luke Matheson, who was set up by United academy product Ollie Rathbone. 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 That sent the game to penalties and when Romero kept out Jimmy Keohane’s effort, Daniel James was able to convert United’s last kick and complete a 5-3 shoot-out victory.James nets our fifth and final penalty ⁠as #MUFC advance to the fourth round of the #CarabaoCup .— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 25, 2019 Paul Pogba, making his first appearance of the month after an ankle injury, wasted two early efforts then Robert Sanchez made a fine block to keep out Marcos Rojo’s header.The France midfielder was performing poorly, missing a six-yard sitter of a header from Greenwood’s cross before smashing a long-range strike well over the crossbar.Rochdale made it to the break after Jesse Lingard’s header flew narrowly over and they should have taken the lead in the 52nd minute when Rathbone did brilliantly to tee up Callum Camps, only for his mishit shot to be cleared off the line by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.With the tempo rising United soon went close twice at the other end through Greenwood, but he would not be denied in the 68th minute.Collecting a pass from Lingard on the right side of the box, Greenwood cut inside on to his left foot and rifled a low shot past Sanchez to bring Old Trafford to its feet.Rochdale incredibly drew level within eight minutes, though, as Rathbone’s high cross was turned home at the back post by teenager Matheson.Brian Barry-Murphy’s side could not complete one of the great cup upsets as Romero made the key save to put United through to the fourth round, where they will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next month. What does it mean? Identity issues continue for Solskjaer United continue to struggle after losing away to West Ham at the weekend, with Solskjaer unable to inspire his side to produce the fast, attacking football he wants to bring to Old Trafford. His faith in youth is admirable, but some of the young players he is using look out of their depth. Rochdale were relatively untroubled at the back and can be hugely proud of their display.Matheson’s moment to remember Right-back Matheson was already enjoying a fine performance in the Rochdale defence and he will never forget his goal at Old Trafford. In truth, Rathbone’s cross was probably mishit, and the finish was perhaps a little scruffy, but Matheson’s desire to get into the box was justly rewarded.16 – Luke Matheson (16 years, 358 days) is the first 16-year-old to score in the League Cup since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Southampton against Bournemouth in August 2010 (16y 360d). Dreamland. pic.twitter.com/0Ry5ChIKVP — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 25, 2019 Pogba shows lack of interest The mentality of Pogba has often been called into question and displays like this are why. Even from the casual way he walked out at Old Trafford he did not look in the mood and he arguably should have scored at least two first-half goals.He was not the only senior player to disappoint, with Lingard anonymous and Rojo bizarrely taking six shots at goal in the opening 45 minutes, despite playing at left-back. But Pogba’s failure to step up to take a penalty in the shoot-out was particularly notable.What’s next? United’s next game is also at home, with Unai Emery’s Arsenal heading to Old Trafford on Monday. Wycombe Wanderers visit Rochdale in League One this weekend. read morelast_img read more

Who will Mexico call up for Nations League matches?

first_imgThe Mexico national team returns to competitive play next month with its debut in the Concacaf Nations League, traveling to Bermuda for an October 11 match against the Gombey Warriors.El Tri manager Tata Martino looked set to use a young team in the Concacaf Nations League, convening domestic-based mini-camps filled with players looking for their Mexico national team debuts. Yet, after a 4-0 thrashing against Argentina in September, Martino said his plan all along hadn’t been to use only young player but to utilize players who he was yet to see much of up close and in person.”I want to make something clear. I also talked to the players about It as well in the tactical chat,” Martino said after the loss to Argentina. “It’s not that I don’t want to have players who play abroad. The idea is not to have the majority of them who played in the Gold Cup. We understand we have to spend more time with the players who weren’t there those 40 days and in this context we’ll look at local player and foreign-based players as well.” 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 That means players like Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Hirving Lozano, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona and Hector Herrera all could be in the mix. While it still would be a surprise to see those players on the field together in Hamilton, Bermuda, it’s not a crazy thought that some or all of them will be part of this camp.What will the blend of players look like for Martino? Here’s our best guess for how the manager may try to mix those foreign-based stars with up-and-comers in Liga MX. Also, we’ve limited our projection to 23 players, though it seems likely Martino will call in a larger group and leave some players off his matchday squad.GoalkeepersSebastian Jurado VeracruzHugo Gonzalez (Necaxa), Sebastian Jurado (Veracruz), Raul Gudino (Chivas) In our very first position bank, we come to the first head-scratcher. With Guillermo Ochoa as the No. 1, even experienced goalkeepers like Jonathan Orozco have received few opportunities from Martino with the America shot-stopper dominating the minutes played. So will Orozco get a look or will Martino bypass an over-30 player like the Santos Laguna goalkeeper and go straight into the next generation?That’s our guess, though we’ve also included Hugo Gonzalez as a veteran presence instead of Atlas’ Jose Hernandez, who has taken part in the mini-camps, and Tijuana’s Gibran Lajud. Gonzalez has limited national team experience but is yet to play under Martino. With Gonzalez still on the right side of 30, he may be in the picture for opportunities in this competition even though he was part of the Gold Cup squad.Gudino already has been in with the national team, and Jurado has stood out in bleak circumstances at Veracruz, where he’s yet to play in a victory.DefendersJorge Sanchez MexicoMiguel Layun (Monterrey), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres), Nestor Araujo (Celta de Vigo), Jorge Sanchez (America), Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Luis Romo (Queretaro), Gerardo Arteaga (Santos Laguna), Jesus Angulo (Atlas), Adrian Mora (Toluca), Francisco Venegas (Tigres)After serious health concerns kept Miguel Layun out of the Gold Cup, it would be no surprise to see him as the leader and captain of a young team. While El Tri historically has been thin at the fullback position, something Martino no doubt agrees with as we see his continued reliance on Jesus Gallardo as his left back, playing more minutes than any other player in 2019, there’s hope on the horizon. Jorge Sanchez showed his quality against the United States, and up-and-comers like Gerardo Arteaga and Jesus Angulo have been in Martino’s mini-camps along with several other players who are outside backs. Our projection was originally extremely thin in the middle, so much I wondered if Martino would be tempted to bring Hector Moreno in from Qatar not only to lend veteran experience but also simply to play against Panama. While Moreno did participate in the Gold Cup, he missed the entire group stage with an injury. Instead, Martino said Oct. 1 that he’ll call in Nestor Araujo and Carlos Salcedo for a second chance after a shambolic showing against Argentina.Midfielders Marco Fabian Mexico 11162018Erick Aguirre (Pachuca), Marco Fabian (Philadelphia Union), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey), Jesus Angulo (Necaxa), Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul), Jairo Torres (Atlas), Ivan Rodriguez (Leon)Erick Aguirre is a versatile player who has been in several of Martino’s mini-camps, and like Jonathan Gonzalez already has made his debut for the senior national team. Jesus Angulo, meanwhile, has had a nice start to the season with a surprising Necaxa side. He has four goals, including a double against Monterrey earlier this month.Marco Fabian and Orbelin Pineda both were on the Gold Cup roster, but Fabian left with an injury before the tournament started and Pineda saw just 25 minutes of action – and those came in the latter portion of a 7-0 smashing of Cuba in the group stage. Ivan Rodriguez also is in the same boat, with the Leon midfielder a surprise inclusion on the summer squad who later missed out because of injury.It’s also possible Omar Govea, who is having a nice campaign in Belgium, pops up for Mexico for the first time since Martino took over.Forwards Jose Juan Macias LeonHirving Lozano (Napoli), Jesus Corona (Porto), Jose Juan Macias (Leon), Jesus Godinez (Leon), Alexis Vega (Chivas)This is where I’m projecting Martino brings in his heavy hitters. You don’t make the clarification Martino made this month about bringing in players from abroad if you aren’t going to call in at least a couple guys based outside Mexico. Yet, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez may be a player who would prefer to bed in with his new club. I think Martino would like to work more with his wingers. Clearly Lozano and Corona have talent. They’re the most frightening wide players in all of Concacaf. But after the Argentina game, Martino said you could tell they were forwards rather than midfielders, so maybe he wants to see the defensive side of their game polished up. With Corona well-established at his club team and Lozano already looking to have his role defined with Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli, plus both players set to play a part in the next few World Cup cycles thanks to their youth, maybe Martino wants them in the squad.Put those two either side of JJ Macias, who is red-hot in Liga MX with six goals in 10 matches, and the debutant would be in a good position to score. Jesus Godinez, who like Macias has been involved in the mini-camps, is another player who could deputize as a center forward with Raul Jimenez resting up with Wolves and Chicharito at Sevilla.Martino has been pulled in a number of times by the charms Alexis Vega. What the allure is there, it’s hard to say. Alan Pulido perhaps could sneak his way in over his Guadalajara teammate, but, at seven years his junior, Vega looks like a better bet.last_img read more

With Hilinski still in thoughts, WSU searches for quarterback to replace Falk

first_img Share: Leach, who has a 38-38 record at Washington State, has led the Cougars to three straight winning seasons, a rarity for the program. The Cougars are projected to finish fifth this year in the Pac-12 North, ahead of only Oregon State. They went 9-4 last season, including winning all seven at home, but stumbled in their final two games, getting crushed at Washington and by Michigan State in the Holiday Bowl.If the Cougars go to a fourth straight bowl game this season, it would be the first time in program history.“If we attack every week and win every week, it will come,” Lewis said.Other things to know as Washington State prepares to begin the 2018 season:DEFENSIVE QUESTIONS: Last season, Hercules Mata’afa led the Pac-12 in quarterback takedowns, tackles-for-loss and was a consensus All-America. But he left early for the NFL and it’s unclear who can match that production. Junior defensive end Nnamdi Oguayo should succeed Mata’afa as the team sacks leader. But Washington State will likely take a more balanced approach to the pass rush. “Right now we are a work in progress,” linebacker Peyton Pelluer said.LOTS OF RECEIVERS: Leach’s Air Raid offense throws the ball nearly every down and Leach typically employs an eight-man receiver rotation. The Cougars are deeper than that. Renard Bell, Kyle Sweet, Dezmon Patmon, Tay Martin and Jamire Calvin are back after all exceeding 30 catches and 300 receiving yards last season. “He would want us to go out and play as hard as we can for him,” Lewis said.Three players are now competing for the starter’s spot, led by graduate transfer Gardner Minshew, a part-time starter the past two seasons at East Carolina. Also in the mix are juniors Trey Tinsley and Anthony Gordon, neither of whom has thrown a pass in an FBS game.Coach Mike Leach said Minshew “reminds me of a cross between Brett Favre and Jim McMahon.”Leach plans to name a starter at least 10 days before the season opener Sept. 1 at Wyoming. At this point, Minshew is getting the most reps. “He elevates the unit and they are excited to play for him,” Leach said. 7 Photos Published: August 16, 2018, 10:55pm By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Follow Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew passes during NCAA college football practice, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pullman, Wash. Minshew is one of three quarterbacks competing for the starting job. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Photo Gallery PROTECT THE PASSER: Last year, the Cougars’ front five was touted as one of the country’s best. This season the offensive line will be one of the least experienced in the Pac-12.GROUND RAID: Highly touted freshman running back Max Borghi has looked good in fall practice, and is likely to see playing time this season, Leach said. The Cougars hope to improve on last year’s Pac-12 low of 884 rushing yards.HELLO COACH: First-year defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys replaced highly regarded Alex Grinch, who left for Ohio State. The Cougars also lost assistant coaches Derek Sage, Roy Manning and Jim Mastro, among others. New coaches include Steve Spurrier Jr., Kendrick Shaver, Darcel McBath, and Matt Brock. Leach said he isn’t too worried about disruptions because he continues to run the offense and Claeys “has succeeded at every level.”THE SCHEDULESep. 1 at Wyoming, 12:30 p.m.Sep. 8 San Jose St., 8 p.m.Sep. 15 Eastern Washington, 5 p.m.Sep. 21 at Southern Cal, 7:30 p.m.Sep. 29 Utah, TBAOct. 6 at Oregon St., TBAOct. 20 Oregon, TBAOct. 27 at Stanford, TBANov. 3 California, TBANov. 10 at Colorado, TBANov. 17 Arizona, TBANov. 23 Washington, 5:30 p.m.center_img Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Follow The Columbian on Instagram GO PULLMAN — Washington State receiver Robert Lewis is going into this season still mourning Tyler Hilinski but also drawing strength from his memory.Hilinski was expected to lead the Cougars this year but the young quarterback killed himself in January. Thoughts of him have stayed with the team over the intervening months. “We love Tyler,” Lewis said. “He’s always going to be with us.”In the months before his death, Hilinski had been regarded as the presumptive starter replacing Luke Falk, the Cougars’ record-setting quarterback who graduated last year and is now with the Tennessee Titans.So Washington State went into the fall with questions on the field as well as heavy hearts. By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press With Hilinski still in thoughts, WSU searches for quarterback to replace Falk Washington State players going into this season still mourning Tyler Hilinski but also drawing strength from his memorylast_img read more

Girls basketball: Elma 44, King’s Way Christian 23

first_img Published: December 8, 2018, 11:01pm Girls basketball: Elma 44, King’s Way Christian 23 Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Abby Cummins lead King’s Way Christian with nine points in a non-league home loss.ELMA 44, KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 23ELMA — Jalyn Sackrider 12, Jillian Bieker 1, Kaelyn Burgher 3, Alle Boi 0, Kayli Johnson 3, Quin Mikel 10, Molly Johnston 8, Kali Rambo 7. Totals 19-38 (1-6) 5-11 44.KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN — Kira Zook 0, Hannah Moats 2, Annabelle Atwood 1, Laurel Quinn 0, Abby Cummins 9, Tyra Schroeder 3, MacKenzie Ellertson 5, Lacey Zook 3. Totals. 8-41 (3-22) 4-7 23.Elma 12 16 7 9–44King’s Way 1 3 4 15–23 Tags Share: GO King’s Way Christian Knights The Columbian By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Ridgefield beat Cowlitz to take series

first_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. GO Published: June 20, 2019, 11:22pm Ridgefield beat Cowlitz to take series RIDGEFIELD 6, COWLITZ 3The Raptors used a trio of two-run innings in Longview Thursday to earn a fourth straight series win. They tallied double-digit hits (11 on Thursday) for the third consecutive night at David Story Field, and Zach Barnes, Ethan Clough and Peter Allegro got the job done on the hill.KEY MOMENTS: Justin Boyd doubled home Grayson Sterling to get the scoring started in the second inning. Peter Allegro struck out two batters to earn his first save of the year.KEY PLAYERS: Grand Canyon University’s Zach Barnes continued his stellar summer, going seven innings with four strikeouts and just one earned run. He has allowed four earned runs in 20 innings this summer. Boise State’s Michael Hicks was 2 for 5 with three RBI.NEXT GAME: Hayesville Hammers at Ridgefield, 6:35 p.m. Friday (non-counting game). Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: The Columbian Share:last_img read more

The Best Presidents Day Sales on Sheets and Bedding

first_img The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Sleeping well is one of the most vital parts of living healthy. You might not think it, but catching some shut-eye in comfortable sheets and bedding can make all the difference. Whether it’s thermo-regulating sheets, different thread-count sheets, satin sheets, or linen sheets, there’s probably a discounted set out there that’s perfect for you. And the best part is, you don’t even have to leave your bed to shop all the best Presidents’ Day sales on sheets and bedding.The Manual may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 18, and for a lot of people, that means an extended three-day weekend. These holiday weekends are usually one of the best times to treat yourself to luxury bedding deals. Leesa Sleep, Brooklinen, Under Armour, and Sleep Number are offering savings on their best-selling sheets. To help you navigate these online savings, we’ve rounded up the best mattress sales this weekend.Leesa SleepFor Presidents’ Day, Leesa is offering 20 percent off their wrinkle-free sateen sheet sets and 20 percent off the same sheet set with a matching duvet cover. All of the sheet sets come in a 500-thread count.About the brand: The online mattress startup is known for its mattress-in-a-box brand, but they also make great sheets and pillows. This sheet set comes in six different sizes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two standard pillowcases.Details:Free shippingFree returns75-night risk-free trialShop Leesa SleepBrooklinenBrooklinen is offering 15 percent off sitewide on orders over $150 during their Presidents’ Day. Hurry, because this sale only lasts until Monday, February 18.About the brand: New York-based manufacturer Brooklinen has one of the best luxury linen sheets around. The four-year-old company may be new to the business, but it’s been successfully building quality sheets and customer trust. The company uses linen, which is made from flax, woven to feel more breathability for super soft bedding. Brooklinen sheets will keep you warm and cozy in the winter but also help keep you cool in the summer when the temperature rises.Details:Free, speedy delivery right to your doorFree return policy 365 days after purchaseLifetime warranty on rips, pill, or frayShop BrooklinenUnder ArmourUnder Armour’s website is offering 25 percent discounts, saving you up to $87 on bedding. Each pack comes with a top sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases with hidden zipper enclosures, giving you a full bed set minus the comforter. This Presidents’ Day sale ends February 19.About the brand: As an athletic sports brand, Under Armor knows that the best way to help your muscles recover is to simply get a good night’s sleep. The Baltimore-based company has rolled out new sleep technology to enhance your recovery even more while you sleep. Under Armour Recovery Sheets feature a unique fabric design that can speed your body’s post-workout healing process.Details:Free two-day shippingFree returnsShop Under ArmourSleep NumberFrom now until February 24, you can enjoy 30 percent off True Temp sheets from Sleep Number.About the brand: The startup is known for its smart adjustable beds, but they also make some pretty great sheets. These sheets have technology that helps maintain your ideal microclimate so you sleep comfortably all night long. They are also designed to fit your mattress securely by moving with you while retaining its shape. All of the sheets also come with labels to help make your life easier when making the bed.Details:Free shipping30-night free returnTwo-year limited warrantyAvailable in white, slate, dune, pacific blue, and aquaShop Sleep NumberLooking for more ways to upgrade your sleep? We’ve found mattresses for side-sleepers, pillows for stomach-sleepers, and the best mattresses according to experts. Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep last_img read more

PlugVan Converts Most Vans Into FullFledged Campers in 5 Minutes

first_img World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart PlugVanThis “deconstructed campervan” model opens a world of possibilities for wanna-be camper owners who can’t or don’t want to commit to purchasing a dedicated travel trailer. Weekend nature-seekers can trick out their work van — or even rent one if they don’t already own — on a Friday afternoon, then remove the module in time for work Monday morning.This solves one glaring problem with all-in-one drivable campers: the mechanics of the automobile itself are literally part of the living quarters. In most cases, the latter is going to outlast the former. When the engine, or the transmission, or the whole thing finally kicks the bucket, owners are left with a perfectly livable camper that they can’t actually drive to the campsite. By disconnecting the camper compartment from the van itself, PlugVan allows owners to swap the module into other vans on the fly. When it’s time to upgrade your van, merely transfer the PlugVan module to the new ride and ditch the old one.Of course, this isn’t the first such product designed to convert your everyday work or leisure driver into a backcountry-ready camper. Rooftop car tents have been around as long as there have been crossover vehicles and people willing to sleep in them. In the last year, several European companies have created similar drop-in modules, but most offer only basic amenities. Nestbox, for example, brings the convenience of a workable sink, a two-burner cooktop, and a bit of storage space to the rear of almost any vehicle. However, PlugVan looks to be the first module to boast all the features of a well-equipped travel trailer.The downside is that PlugVan is designed primarily for European model vans, although it’ll technically fit almost any van with room to spare. Pricing for the entry-level model starts at less than USD $7,000. The tricked-out flagship edition with Alexa-enabled smart home features and a host of high-tech amenities tops out closer to $23,000. The company is also working on a separate bathroom add-on that will allow PlugVan customers to live off-grid almost indefinitely. Editors’ Recommendations It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quiltcenter_img PlugVanWhether you’re a hardcore backcountry man or an off-grid car camper, there’s an undeniable draw to getting back to nature. However, traditional campers and travel trailers can be prohibitively expensive both to buy and to maintain. PlugVan is a unique plug-and-play module designed to literally “plug” into a variety of stock work vans, converting them into full-fledged camper vans in less than 10 minutes.PlugVan is a 6.5-foot cube that slides into the rear of most cargo vans. Setup is accomplished manually with the help of four retractable legs that help guide it into place. Once the unit is secured, the walls and roof expand up to a foot to guarantee a snug fit in even the widest and tallest of vans. The module packs a ton of features in a compact space including a kitchen area, a convertible bed/lounge/dinette, climate control functionality, multi-zone lighting, and optional smart home-oriented features to monitor onboard electronics all with touchscreen controls. Because the module doesn’t occupy the van’s entire rear cargo space, it leaves plenty of room for stowing all your outdoor adventure gear behind the front seats. The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer The 2020 Living Vehicle Is a Swanky Luxury Apartment on Wheels last_img read more

The Ultimate Romantic Getaway in Mexico Secrets® Resorts Spas

first_imgSecrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury beachfront settings. Guests immerse themselves in Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included. Combined with elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services, multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving top-shelf spirits, elegant amenities and endless day and evening activities, the brand provides the ultimate backdrop for unparalleled pampering, romantic rendezvous and lasting memories for couples and honeymooners. With resort locations across Mexico, in addition to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Panama, the adults-only Secrets Resorts & Spas offers the perfect tropical destination for every guests’ needs. To-date, the Secrets Resorts & Spas brand has a total of 10 properties in Mexico. In a perfect blend of luxury and excitement, Secrets Aura Cozumel is a romantic, adults only, all-suite resort located on the island of Cozumel. Sitting just 12 miles off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets Aura has it all. Bask in a world of Unlimited-Luxury® while staying in one of 266 contemporary, stylish non-smoking suites complete with private terraces or swim-up access, stunning views, 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bar and more. Also perfectly situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun beckons along a shoreline recognized as a ‘World’s Best Beach’ by the Travel Channel. This exquisite AAA Five Diamond resort boasts sublime ocean views from 75 percent of its non-smoking suites, as well as ground floor suites with direct swim-out access. Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, an all Preferred Club, AAA Four Diamond resort in the Riviera Maya, offers guests extra attention with its unique, concierge-style setup. Intimate, villa-style surroundings set the tone for achieving ultimate rejuvenation and were designed to inspire the experience-seeking traveler. Guests are treated to elegant accommodations, styled with enhanced Preferred Club amenities and Mediterranean-inspired décor. Also on the Riviera Maya coastline sits the lively Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, a AAA Four Diamond resort. Here, guests experience 24-hour room service, limitless top-shelf spirits, pool and beach wait service and more. Designed for young souls with modern, sleek décor, Secrets Silversands boasts the largest suites in the Riviera Maya, featuring ultra-cozy suspended beds and furnished terrace or patio. With a name meaning “place of the turtle” in Mayan, the recently opened Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is renowned for its beautiful beaches and green sea turtle population making this oasis a premium snorkeling location. Rated as one of the “Top 10 Beaches in Mexico” by TripAdvisor®, Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya offers adults a charming, picturesque escape. Tucked away on the secluded coastline of Conejos Bay, surrounded by golden sand, extraordinary rock formations and sapphire waters, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers adults an escape to serenity and romance. Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is located in beautiful Playa Mujeres, complete with famous white sandy beaches and stunning ocean views in a privileged gated community. This brand new, AAA Four Diamond award winning, adults-only, all-suite resort is only 35 minutes from the Cancun International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Cancun, in an 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf course and in close proximity to the best shopping centers, beachfront restaurants and nightlife in the area. Settled in front of the Sea of Cortez, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort all-suite offers 500 spacious non-smoking suites with finely-appointed amenities, full service spa, gourmet à la carte restaurants and elegant bars and lounges. Surrounded by mountains, the Baja desert and two golf courses design by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, guests will enjoy all the privileges they deserve. Escape to the heart of Cancun at Secrets The Vine Cancun. This ultra-chic, contemporary resort offers all indulgences, starting with 497 modern, elegant guest rooms and suites complete with Italian porcelain and teak wood furnishings and sleek, private terraces overlooking the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and Laguna Nichupte. Enjoy limitless gourmet dining, top-shelf spirits and exciting live entertainment here or spend a night out with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience at nearby participating resorts. Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta is situated on the golden sand beaches of the Banderas Bay, just minutes from the famous ‘El Malecón’ boardwalk. All 271 spacious suites offer remarkable ocean views, contemporary décor and refined luxury amenities including daily refreshed mini-bar and 24-hour room service. Secrets Resorts & Spas’ ‘Secrets to Romance’ Inspires Romantic Getaways Given its priority focus on romance and helping couples get away to connect, Secrets Resorts & Spas kicked off this past Valentine’s Day season with a special video and announced its limited-time Secrets to Romance promotion designed to offer couples special extras on upcoming travel. “These six everyday couples were so inspiring. Regardless of age, time together and background, they all agreed on one thing: taking time out to reconnect is powerful,” said Colette Baruth, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales, Revenue Management & Distribution for AMResorts. “We wanted to capture that magic, and what better time than Valentine’s Day.” Baruth added, “In addition to offering some of the most romantic, adults-only beachside locations, the Secrets to Romance campaign makes it easier for couples to get inspired and get away. Through enticing initiatives like this combined with its signature offerings, Secrets Resorts & Spas continues to push to be the go-to resort brand for romance.” Those that booked their Secrets Resorts & Spas getaway received the complimentary “Secrets to Romance” package including these romantic extras, like a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit, mimosa breakfast in bed, and romantic turndown service. As part of the campaign, the Unlimited-Luxury® brand also ran a Twitter contest for a four-night stay for two at a Secrets Resorts & Spas property including  airfare and all “Secrets to Romance” package inclusions. The exciting video is available for viewing at SecretsResorts.com/SecretsToRomance. Secrets Resorts & Spas’ First TV Campaign Bets on Mix of Luxury and Passion to Bolster its Position as the Top Choice for Romantic GetawaysIn May of this year, Secrets Resorts & Spas announced the debut of its first TV campaign, titled “Make A Secret.” The ads were designed to highlight the perfect marriage of romance and luxury every couple enjoys at the brand’s 15 resorts. The two, 30-second spots were strategically released in top regional markets over the summer. A national launch, including integrations with some of the highest-rated shows in the U.S., followed to support the winter holiday travel season. “Weddings, honeymoons, anniversary trips…These are very important occasions in couples’ lives that have the power to set the tone for their relationships for many years to come,” said Erica Doyne, Senior Director of Marketing for AMResorts. “The Secrets brand was built with romance in its soul, which this campaign perfectly captures.” In a nod to the brand name, the spots focus on the idea of secrets between lovers, some of which may be too intimate to share with others and turn simple questions like “How was your vacation?” or “How was your honeymoon?” into loaded questions. As featured in the ads, when asked these questions, couples’ sensual memories from their honeymoon or romantic escape to Secrets Resorts & Spas flood their minds and an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction takes over their bodies. Their silence, wide eyes and smiles say the rest. From the upscale settings and the décor to the fashion choices, the brand’s signature vacation concept, Unlimited-Luxury®, is also front and center. “We put a lot of emphasis on the styling to match the elevated Secrets brand experience. Couples should really be able to fantasize about their vacation and understand that luxury is an element of romance,” added Doyne. The integrated campaign was also leveraged across digital platforms, through public relations and on-property activations. Guests who booked their luxurious Secrets Resorts & Spas getaway by May 31, 2016 for travel through December 22, 2016 received complimentary “Make A Secret” amenities including a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit, mimosa breakfast in bed, and romantic turndown service. For more information and to book at a Secrets Resorts & Spa resort, visit SecretsResorts.com or call 1-866-GO SECRETS.last_img read more

Building of Scenic Eclipse Begins with Steel Cutting Ceremony at Uljanik Shipyard

first_imgWorld’s First Discovery Yacht Scheduled to Launch August 2018  Boston & Vancouver, December 2016 – Scenic marked the official start of production of the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, with a steel cutting ceremony at the Uljanik Shipyard JSC in Pula, Croatia last month. The 228-passenger ultra-luxury mega yacht, designed especially for polar expedition cruising conditions, is scheduled for its maiden voyage in August 2018. “This is a momentous day for Scenic,” said Glen Moroney, Chairman. “To see our vision start to come to life is very exciting and we look forward to watching the build progress over the next 18 months. We are extremely proud of the ship’s design and its advanced technological features, and can’t wait to share Scenic Eclipse with our guests in 2018.” Scenic Eclipse has been designed by a collaboration of internal and external naval architects including Foreship in Finland and and Oliver Design from Spain, and the ship is being built by Uljanik Group in Croatia. The opulentinteriors have been designed by Karen Moroney. The Scenic Eclipse will able to go to the most remote of destinations in a luxury not seen before in expedition ships. Just a sampling of its luxuries includes a near 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, six restaurants, numerous spacious bars and lounges, a 5,000-sq. ft. spa, a well-equipped gym, multiple pools, all-verandah suites that range from 350 to 2,500 sq. ft., a 240-seat theatre, two helicopters, a 7-seat submarine, and more amenities than space allows. And, of course, a dream ship must have dream itineraries and Scenic Eclipse makes the most of its strengths by taking in the polar regions of Antarctica and the arctic, the Mediterranean, the countries on the west coast of Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. Scenic offers award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and elsewhere, while offering the same level of expertise and truly all-inclusive river cruises in Europe and the Mekong, Irrawaddy and Russia. Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures, and reservations can be obtained via travel agents or in Canada: www.scenic.ca; phone 866-689-8611; or e-mail: canada@scenic.ca; and the US: www.scenicusa.com; phone (844)788-7985; or e-mail: info@scenicusa.com. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.last_img read more

Carnival Horizons 2018 Inaugural Schedule to Include Series of FourDay Cruises from

first_imgCarnival Cruise Line has announced that the new Carnival Horizon will offer a series of four-day Bermuda cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018, part of the ship’s inaugural season that includes previously announced voyages to Europe from Barcelona and the Caribbean from New York and Miami. The four-day “long weekend” cruises will depart Thursdays and feature a full-day visit to Bermuda where guests can relax on the island’s legendary pink beaches, enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and other water sports, and visit historical landmarks such as Royal Naval Dockyard and Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere.  Five four-day Bermuda cruises will be offered, departing May 24, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 2018. Including the five Bermuda sailings aboard Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line will offer 18 different voyages to the island in 2017-18 departing from five convenient East Coast homeports, including Baltimore, Charleston, New York, Port Canaveral and Fort Lauderdale. “Bermuda is a beautiful and sought-after destination and what better way to visit this breathtaking island paradise than on the spectacular Carnival Horizon,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “These visits to Bermuda are part of Carnival Horizon’s terrific inaugural schedule that also features top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean, providing our guests with opportunities to create wonderful and fun memories together,” she added. Port-Intensive Itineraries from Barcelona, New York and MiamiCarnival Horizon is set to debut April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean voyage from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from this Spanish port.  Other sailings from Barcelona include two seven-day cruises departing April 15 and 22, 2018, and a 10-day voyage departing April 29, 2018. Carnival Horizon will then reposition to the U.S. with a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018.   Carnival Horizon’s 2018 schedule from New York includes 12 eight-day cruises operating round-trip from the Big Apple May to Sept. 2018 and visiting Amber Cove (Dominican Republic), San Juan, and Grand Turk.  Departure dates include May 28, June 5, 13 and 25, July 3, 11, 23 and 31, Aug. 8, 20 and 28, and Sept. 5, 2018. Carnival Horizon will then shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. The ship will also offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami Sept. 20-22, 2018. Exciting Onboard InnovationsCurrently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Horizon will offer many of the hugely popular indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted on Carnival Vista, currently the line’s newest ship. Among those is a groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and a massive WaterWorks aqua park featuring a water tube slide called Kaleid-o-slide.  A wide range of accommodations will also be offered, including spa cabins with exclusive privileges at the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool. A variety of unique dining and bar concepts and spectacular outdoor spaces found only on Carnival Horizon will be announced in the near future. Additional Information and ReservationsCarnival is currently accepting reservations for all of Carnival Horizon’s sailings from Europe and the U.S.   For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.last_img read more

Rivendell Comes to Life at Tree House Constantia

first_imgMalan VorsterWe love a good treehouse. From hotels to vacation rentals, the humble treehouse has become so much more than the rickety forts of your childhood. But what if the trend of luxury treehouses was combined with one of the greatest fantasy tales of all time? Check out Tree House Constantia, a luxury getaway in South Africa built in the trees that is like stepping into Rivendell. Created by Cape Town-based architectural firm Malan Vorster, Tree House Constantia is part of the sprawling compound of the Paarman family. Created to be a retreat from the rest of the estate, the treehouse is tucked into the forest and overlooks the rolling hills of the Constantia wine country and mountains beyond. It’s an enchanting yet masculine space created to transport the owner to another world.Tree House Constantia sits on man-made “trees” — sets of Corten steel support beams arranged in fours to look like tree trunks rising up through the floors. The interior of the structure is a play on the geometric contrast between squares and circles. The main rooms of the house are squares, while the exposed ceiling beams and the exterior walls are circular. Malan Vorster Next Malan Vorster Clad in glass and red cedar batten (installed vertically to mimic the surrounding trees), the treehouse appears to be three separate cylinders connected together. Inside, however, you can see that it actually one large space wrapped in curving arches, creating the circular appearance on the outside.Three-stories tall, Tree House Constantia is a one-bedroom weekend house. The rounded exterior walls create unique alcoves on each level. The main floor is the public space, housing the living room and kitchen. Tucked into one of the rounded alcoves is the dining area and in another is a patio accessed through a set of sliding glass doors. Upstairs is the bedroom with a built-in platform bed wrapped in raw oak. The bed was carefully positioned in front of a half-wall of glass that allows for unobstructed views out to the property. Off of the bedroom is the bathroom, with the curved exterior wall creating a unique space for the shower. The top level is a rooftop deck with built-in seating. Along with all of the built-in pieces, the home is decked out in contemporary, masculine decor. A light gray sectional in the living area is balanced by a steel and black marble coffee table. Support beams of black Corten steel add an industrial look to the space, which is complemented by black track lighting and black steel framing on the walls of windows. After just one night’s stay in the treehouse, the owner told architect Pieter Malan that waking up there was like being in “something great and magical.” Exactly what we imagine a stay at Rivendell to be. 1 of 5 Previous Malan Vorster Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat center_img Malan Vorster Malan Vorster This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner Editors’ Recommendations Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desertlast_img read more

Travelers Can Now Bring Some CBD Products on Airplanes Sort of

first_imgSpyderskidoo/Getty ImagesThe legality of marijuana and CBD-infused products in the United States is, in technical terms, a big ol’ mess. While one could argue that the situation is getting better, it’s still very, very complicated for anyone without an advanced law degree. However, for air travelers, flying with CBD teas, tinctures, edibles, and more just got a little easier thanks to new TSA regulations.If you weren’t too busy celebrating 4/20 this year, you might have noticed that we reported on whether or not it’s possible to fly with legally bought weed and CBD. To be clear, the federal government still considers marijuana — even medical marijuana — a Schedule 1 drug (just like LSD and heroin). It doesn’t care that you might have purchased it “legally” in a pot-friendly state, but thanks to the mind-numbing bureaucracy of federal, state, and local governments, and the failure of agencies to work together, it can be surprisingly easy to fly with legally purchased weed. We recommend reading the post above for the full details.CBD products, on the other hand, are legal at the federal level — sort of. The 2018 Farm Bill “ensures that any cannabinoid … that is derived from hemp will be legal, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, associated federal regulations, association state regulations, and by a licensed grower.”While this has been true since 2018, the TSA was slow to edit its policy. Prior to Memorial Day 2019, the agency’s official stance read: “Possession of marijuana and cannabis-infused products, such as cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is illegal under federal law. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and cannabis-infused products.” Such products were not allowed in carry-on or checked baggage under any circumstances.However, the agency revised its policy near the end of May to reflect federal law. It currently reads: “Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by the FDA.”Let’s look at that last line first. Only one such pharmaceutical, Epidiolex, is currently approved by the FDA. If you happen to be a child suffering from epilepsy and have a prescription for that drug, you can stop reading now. If not, however, there are two significant stipulations to be aware of before jetting off with a suitcase full of CBD goodies. Those goodies must have been produced in accordance with the Farm Bill, and they must contain 0.3 percent or less THC.That sounds easy enough since most reputable CBD product manufacturers stamp their packaging with clear ingredient and origin labels, but that doesn’t mean those figures are accurate and, more importantly, air travelers have no way of proving them either way. Some manufacturers are flat-out misrepresenting their products as “legal” while others don’t perform sufficient testing to know one way or the other. If airport security doesn’t want to take a package’s numbers on faith, they’re within their right to confiscate your wares, deny you boarding, hand you over to airport police, or some combination of all three.In short, if you must travel with CBD products, be sure that the THC content is 0.3% or less and that figure is clearly indicated on the packaging. And be aware know that the TSA may still confiscate those products if they’re at all suspicious of the validity of the packaging. The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Editors’ Recommendations The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Will You Need a Passport to Fly Within the U.S. Next Year? What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haullast_img read more

Fall Foliage Forecast Where and When to See the Leaves Change in

first_img The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials You Need One (Or More) of the Best Men’s Henley Shirts in Your Wardrobe Yada, Yada, Yada … An Immersive Seinfeld Experience Is Coming to NYC This Fall Editors’ Recommendations Will You Need a Passport to Fly Within the U.S. Next Year? The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season It’s hard to admit that summer wraps in just two weeks. Fall is around the corner, bringing with it a parade of flannel, seasonal hard ciders, and pumpkin-spiced everything. It also signals the annual turning of the foliage throughout the U.S. “Leaf-peeping” has never sounded sexy. For most of us, it recalls convoys of tour buses packed with blue-haired, camera-clutching senior citizens cruising the highways of New England in search of the perfect “peep.”There’s no denying, however, that it’s the best time of year to head outdoors. The weather is perfect, the crowds begin to thin out, and nature explodes in one last, brilliant photogenic fireworks display before the arrival of winter. But that display is mercilessly brief. If you take your peeping seriously — if you’re the kind of outdoorsman who plans ahead — it’s important to know when and where the leaves will turn.Despite the climate change “hoax,” average annual temperatures throughout the U.S. have continued to climb in the last few decades. This year was no different. Higher temperatures around the Atlantic will translate to a later start to this year’s peak foliage. Much of the country will see the most dazzling colors in the first two weeks of October. For this year’s complete fall foliage forecast, we look once again to SmokyMountains.com’s annual fall foliage prediction map.New EnglandBelieve it or not, the leaves have already begun to turn in some parts of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. For 2019, the foliage should peak throughout all six New England states at the end of September into the first week of October. The best colors are often found in Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where the forest is rich with oak, sugar maple, and alder trees. Especially in the fall, it’s not hard to find a patch of brilliantly exploding nature all to yourself. Pack your hiking boots and kayak, head north on I-91 or I-93, and drop off the interstate at any reasonably interesting exit.The MidwestThe best, most brilliant fall foliage in the U.S. is found closest to the Canadian border. In the Midwest, that means heading to northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota is another great bet with scarlet, birch, and yellow aspen blanketing the terrain in every direction. In the state’s Brainerd Lakes region, you’re likely to catch a fantastic display of oak, aspen, birch, and maple. For 2019, foliage in the Midwest is expected to peak around early October, with colors fading fast by the middle of the month.The Rocky MountainsLeaf-peeping in The Rocky Mountains is more fleeting, unpredictable, and dramatic than anywhere in the U.S. Coupled with spectacular natural scenery, those same reasons also make it the most rewarding destination. This year, the best colors should be on display around October 5. The peak window is extremely brief here and typically lasts only a week. With its long list of incredible state and national parks, Colorado is an ideal choice. Check out Aspen or Telluride where the mountain’s free, eight-mile gondola ride takes visitors over a stunning blanket of quaking golden aspen.last_img read more

【LIVE REPORT】The First Night of LiSAs Nationwide Tour

first_imgIn this article, I introduce you about LiSA’s nation-wide tour “LiVE is Smile Always~LANDSPACE~” in BLITZ AKASAKA on 21 June.She showed hot live concert to us.Live Concert was Started with all Her Heart and Soul! Photo by Hajime KamiiisakaLiSA was appeared on the stage in pop and rock music. She showed us “Canvas boy × Palette girl” with nice feel.”Have a lot of fun on today’s my live concert! Peace!! ” She livened up the atmosphere and sang her songs so cool.She sang a “crossing field” which is a opening theme song of TV anime “Sword Art Online”.After singing the song,she said “I’m so happy because I can see all of you from here! Feel this atmosphere and enjoy today’s concert!” and she started to sing again. Photo by Hajime KamiiisakaShe sometimes asked us “How many people are coming to my live concert for the first time? ” and shouted to us”I can’t hear your voice!” while singing. We were excited about such LiSA’s performance.After singing rock numbers,she started singing ballad number “Liar’s tear”. Photo by Hajime KamiiisakaWhen we got sentimental, she started singing “ASHIATO COMPASS” to cheer us up.When light and chemical light started lighting, pop music and kawaii performance just like LiSA made us so excited!Hotter than Summer!! LiSA’s live concert Photo by Hajime KamiiisakaShe told us about single performance in Nippon Budokan on this January.”I actually didn’t feel well on that day but now,see,I’m so fine!!”she said.On next time,she started siging “Rising Hope” which was included her feeling that “I want to stay strong for you who believe me”.In previous interview,LiSA told about call thrown in to enliven a song.Therefore, fans tried to call thrown in to enliven a song with body and soul.After singing the song,she shouted to us “You are so awesome!!”. Photo by Hajime KamiiisakaLiSA’s representative song “ROCK-mode” was started with guitar performance.We were so excited about thematic melody line of this song which is easy to memorize.”I wrote and composed this song to tell my gratitude to my fans” she said, and started singing “Bokuno-kotobade” finally.We understood this phrase “My awkward heart bring to you as souvenir” as gratitude to us fans.In such a heart warming atmosphere, this live concert was closed the stage.In the end, LiSA shouted “I’ll enjoy my live concert tour!!” and went down the stage.She will show hotter live concert “LiVE is Smile Always~LiSAMMERLAND~” at Conifer Forest in Fujikyu Highland on 20 July 2014.The future LiSA shows us Photo by Hajime KamiiisakaAfter live concert,she announced that she will release 6th single “BRiGHT FLiGHT / L.Miranic” on 17 September 2014 which was packed two different aspects,pop and rock, in one CD.Especially,I‘m watching “Tokyo Love song” in this CD. This song is written and composed by LiSA and you can return to your childhood and feel nostalgia.Moreover,”BRiGHT FLiGHT” is pop and cute number and “L.Miranic” is edgy number so you can know more about LiSA as an artist and an woman.Nation-wide live concert tour is started and LiSA’s new CD will be released.We can’t help exciting about the power she gave us and the future she takes us.InformationLiSAOfficial Site:http://www.lxixsxa.com/Twitter:https://twitter.com/LiSA_OLiVEFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/lxixsxa.jpiTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/jp/artist/lisa/id573943518■LiSA 6th single「BRiGHT FLiGHT / L.Miranic」17 September 2014 will be released【Limited CD+DVD】Price:2,800(+tax)yen■収録曲1.BRiGHT FLiGHT2.L.Miranic3.Tokyo Love Song・「BRiGHT FLiGHT / L.Miranic」with DVD・「BRiGHT FLiGHT」with photos・「L.Miranic」with photos・DVD【Normal(CD)】Price:1,200(+tax)yen■Songs1.BRiGHT FLiGHT2.L.Miranic3.Tokyo Love SongRelated Articles■LiSA Interview: “I Want to Believe in Power of Music”last_img read more

Canadian dollar soars as Bank of Canada hikes interest rate

first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian dollar soared to a level not seen in nearly a year after the Bank of Canada announced it was hiking its key lending rate for the first time since 2010.The loonie was trading at an average price of 78.16 cents US, up 0.76 of a U.S. cent. The last time it closed above 78 cents US was in August 2016.In a highly anticipated move, the central bank says it’s raising its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.75 per cent.In equities, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was flat, dipping 5.15 points at 15,143.99 after climbing more than 100 points earlier in the session. The index was led by gains in Canada’s real estate and consumer staples sectors.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 123.07 points at 21,532.14, a record high. The S&P 500 index was ahead 17.72 points at 2,443.25, while the Nasdaq composite index climbed 67.87 points, or more than one per cent, to 6,261.17.In commodities, the August crude contract advanced 45 cents to US$45.49 and August gold gained $4.40 at US$1,219.10 an ounce.The September copper contract jumped a penny at US$2.68 a pound and August natural gas was down six cents to US$2.99 per mmBTU.last_img read more

MoroccanSpanish Counterterrorism Services Arrest Suspect in Morocco

Rabat – Moroccan security services, in cooperation with Spanish and Moroccan intelligence services, have arrested a Moroccan terror suspect, who was allegedly planning a terror attack in Seville, southern Spain.The Spanish Ministry of the Interior announced on Wednesday that the national police and the Spanish and Moroccan intelligence services “carried out an anti-terrorist operation, which resulted in the arrest in Morocco of an alleged jihadist who planned to carry out an attack in Seville.”Spanish police also raided the suspect’s house in Seville. Euro News said that the suspect was planning to carry out an attack during Easter celebrations in Seville, according to anonymous sources. Spain and Morocco share a strong track record on anti-terrorist cooperation. In September 2018, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said their cooperation “is an example to follow for other countries,” as the globe struggles to confront terrorist movements at home and abroad.The same sentiment was shared by Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, who said that the two countries have an “exemplary” partnership in the fight against terrorism.He added that their cooperation is “a model of inter-regional cooperation.”In addition to Spain, the US and France also have counterterrorism partnerships with Morocco.Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) reported in 2018 that Morocco’s security agents are “playing a central role in Europe’s efforts to counter ISIS terrorism.”The organization also said that Morocco’s security services helped Morocco to avoid terror attacks, which increased sharply in the Maghreb region.AOAV’s remarks on Morocco’s efforts were also echoed by other reports, including from the US Department of State, which touted Morocco’s counterterrorism cooperation with the US. read more

UN envoy says Libya latest peace talks have gone well beyond what

“Today, we have an agreement on the scope of issues, the scope of institutions, aspects we are going to deal with in the coming weeks, and I believe this is a very important step in the right direction,” Mr. Léon said at a press conference in Morocco yesterday, on the heels of a political dialogue aimed at reaching an agreement to draw the North African country out of crisis.“This week we have gone well beyond what we expected, because we have reduced the scope of issues we are discussing. We have published these general ideas and they have been accepted as the basis of discussion in the coming weeks. So, I think all participants and all Libyans feel now very encouraged that we are really getting very close to the agreement,” he added. Mr. Léon said that the parties have welcomed the proposals and ideas published by UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), as a basis for future discussions, and have equally welcomed the documents that were distributed yesterday as a basis for the future agreement. “It does not mean they agree with everything in these documents. Of course, we still have a long way. We still have to work together. We still have to work hard, but I believe that we have – and really this has been shared by all the participants – that we have gone beyond the point of no return” he said. Parties reached consensus on a range of issues. First of all, all armed groups must put an end to the fighting because it only brings about “more suffering, more lives that will be lost.” In addition to ending the arms escalation, a verbal escalation must end as well. “Those who are sceptical, those who don’t believe in the political solution should give us a chance,” urged Mr. Léon, calling on politicians, social leaders, and religious leaders to give an opportunity for peace. Different groups must work together, on a range of security and military issues, where different armed groups, militias, but of course the Libyan army are involved so that everyone feels part of the agreement and discussion. That also means including municipalities and political leaders who will soon meet in Algiers and tribal leaders expected to meet in Egypt soon. Expressing concern over the recent kidnapping of two brothers of a Member of Parliament from the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Mr. Léon said that UNSMIL is working actively to free them. This case is similar to the one of Dr. Suleiman Zobi, a former member of the General National Congress in Tripoli and who has been kidnapped for a few months. “We think that it is unacceptable that armed groups kidnap anyone, any person in Libya, but especially people who are relatives or who are directly politicians. This cannot happen and we call very strongly on those involved in these acts to release these persons immediately,” Mr. Léon said. Peace talks are expected to resume next week, he added, emphasizing that “Libya does not have the time to wait.” read more

Funeral Sept 30 for Prof John Walker

A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday Sept. 30 for Brock Professor John Hugh Walker, who passed away Sept. 21 at his home in Hamilton, Ont.Visitation will take place from 11 am to noon at Dodworsth & Brown Funeral Home, 387 Wilson St. E. in Ancaster, followed immediately by the service in the funeral home chapel.Walker joined Brock University in 2000, and since 2012 had been a full professor at the Goodman School of Business.

Council slim bins caused rise in flytipping and arson fire chiefs say

first_imgThe fire service’s “Quarter Two Performance Review 2016-17” states: “The borough has now virtually completed the change over from large wheelie bins to the smaller versions.”This has already had a negative impact on the amount of fly-tipping which will subsequently impact on the volume of deliberate secondary fires over time.”The fire service claim in the last eight months of 2016 Bolton crews were called to 354 “loose refuse” fires, compared to 271 over the same period in 2015 – a 30 per cent rise.On Sunday furious council chiefs hit back at the fire service’s claims, questioning how they collated the data.Councillor Nick Peel, executive cabinet member for the environment said: “I don’t know how they can say that the number has increased.”They don’t have the data to back it up and I think the conclusion is false.”I don’t dispute that there may have been an increase in the number of call-outs to loose rubbish fires, but they don’t collect fly-tipping data.”The council has to weigh and measure the amounts that are picked up from fly-tipping in the town and those figures show that the amount of refuse picked up from fly tips has decreased.”Cllr Peel claims the authority has spent money on educating residents and youngsters not to start fires or fly-tip using “behaviour change teams”. In 2015, as Bolton announced plans for their future slim bin switch, pressure groups and residents spoke to the national media of their fears it will merely increase fly-tipping.Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Taxpayers will wonder what the council is thinking.”Shrinking the size of bins will just lead to rubbish piling up and potentially increase fly-tipping.”The least residents expect from their hefty council tax payments is that their rubbish is dealt with – and this bonkers decision makes that less likely. It’s time for a rethink.”The bins cost the council an initial £2 million but it is claimed they will save between £1.2 and £1.5 million each year in disposal and landfill costs. Shrinking the size of bins will just lead to rubbish piling up and potentially increase fly-tippingTaxPayers’ Alliance The first UK council to pioneer “slim bins” has been accused of causing a rise in fly-tipping and arsons by its own fire chiefs.Bolton Council brought in the 140-litre grey household waste receptacles last summer to replace the larger 240-litre variants – in a bid to increase recycling rates.The pioneering authority admitted their £2 million slim-bin switch was the “model” for other councils yet were blasted at the time by taxpayer pressure groups over last summer’s roll-out.Now the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority has blamed the slim bins for having a “negative impact” fly-tipping and a 30 per cent rise in arsons.center_img He added: “We have more manpower out dealing with fly-tipping and challenging people than ever before.”As a result the number of fixed penalty notices we have issued has increased on last year. We are not the only borough to adopt the slim bin policy.”But Bolton is actually being looked at as a model of how to do it. We are extremely satisfied with how the roll-out has gone.”Cllr Peel added that he was “disappointed” with what was said in the report and will look at raising the issue with the fire authority.Bolton has seen a spate of rubbish fires and refuse bin arson attacks in recent months.Only recently Farnworth Fire Station Manager Paul Sumner urged people not to add to the problem by dumping waste.He said: “Our data shows while there has been a small rise in the number of wheelie bin fires in Bolton we have generally seen an increase in deliberate fires, including loose refuse, rubbish and wheelie bins.”We urge people to take any additional waste to your nearest local authority refuse site so as to minimise the possibility of fly-tipping, as this increases the risk of a deliberate fire being started.”Starting fires deliberately is a criminal offence so we urge anyone with information about any suspicious behaviour to contact the police.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Chancer scoundrel handbagging and other words youre not allowed say in the

first_imgIN RECENT WEEKS, Dáil debates have got a bit x-rated with talk of “bullshit” and “orgy” by deputies prompting interventions from the chair to point out the unparliamentary nature of such language.It got us thinking as to just what can and cannot be said in the Dáil chamber as well as the Seanad and committee rooms.A little-known document, called the ‘Salient Rulings of the Chair’, offers a unique insight into the kind of things a TD can and cannot say in the Dáil and about other deputies.The document is intended to go hand-in-hand with the Dáil’s Standing Orders (essentially the rules of the house) to give a comprehensive picture of procedure and practice in the Dáil, or in other words what you are and what you aren’t allowed say and do.The lengthy document has lots of run-of-the-mills things and has been updated over time to reflect the latest rulings of the chair i.e. the Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett or his deputy Leas Ceann Comhairle Michael Kitt.Seán Fleming getting in trouble for saying the word ‘orgy’ in the Dáil earlier this month.Interesting snippets include how it is the long standing rule of the House that the government of the day is not officially responsible to the Dáil for advice sought or received from the Attorney General.There are other rulings which are frequently flouted such as it apparently being inappropriate to bring a mobile phone into the chamber “let alone use it”. In reality, TDs’ mobile phones regularly interfere with the microphones in the chamber and they are often seen browsing TheJournal.ie on their mobile devices and tablets (we reckon, anyway).‘Gurrier or guttersnipe’The document also details how a member of the Dáil must not allege that another member is guilty of a criminal or unlawful act or “reflect on his character or personal honour” by stating that the member is guilty of murder, blackmail, corruption, perjury, seditious libel, being deceitful or, curiously, “interfering in the distribution of land while a Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture”.TDs are also banned from alleging that a colleague is ‘a smuggler’, ‘a rogue’, or ‘a scoundrel’.The document also contains a comprehensive list of “insulting and abusive expressions” that have been ruled disorderly when applied to a member, a member’s statement, or their actions or conduct.These include:brat or acting the bratbuffoon or buffoonerychancercommunistcorner boy, corner boy tacticscowardfascist or fascist Minister (although the chair does tolerate the expression “fascist” used in a general way)gurrierguttersnipehypocrite, bloody hypocrites, hypocrisy etc.ratscumbagscurrilous, scurrilous speakeryahooThe document also states that a reference to ‘handbagging’, particularly when speaking about “a lady member of the House” has been deemed to be unparliamentary.All of this is not to say that deputies are completely protected, another point in the document states that “members must not be thin-skinned in relation to political remarks”.In addition, the document states that Dáil proceedings may not referred to as a “circus”, “a farce” or “a slander machine”.Though this does not preclude the general public from stating this to be the case.VIDEO: Dáil hears about ‘three-day festival and orgy organised by the government’‘What a load of bulls**t’: TD’s ‘wet dream’ remarks land him in hot waterlast_img read more

NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover Prototype at Icelandic Lava Field

first_imgStay on target As NASA prepares for its Mars rover to launch July 2020 and land at the Red Planet to explore Martian geology and collect samples for return to Earth, the space agency has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get the unmanned vehicle ready for the job.Fifteen NASA scientists and engineers descended on the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjokull, in July, to test a rover prototype.Experts say the terrain of the volcanic island Experts say that Iceland is in many ways reminiscent of the surface of Mars. (Photo Credit: Halldor Kolbeins / AFP / Getty Images)The terrain of Lambahraun lava field, located about 60 miles from Reykjavik, features black basalt sand, dunes, and craggy peaks, which experts say is reminiscent of the surface of the Mars.“It’s a very good analogue for Mars exploration and learning how to drive Mars rovers,” Adam Deslauriers, manager of space and education, at Canada’s Mission Control Space Services, told AFP.Before Mars became an inhospitable frozen desert with an average temperature of minus 81.4 degrees F, scientists believe that the planet shared many of the characteristics of Iceland. “The mineralogy in Iceland is very similar to what we would find on Mars,” said Ryan Ewing, associate professor of geology at Texas A&M University, who referred to minerals such as olivine and pyroxenes, both dark so-called mafic rocks, which have also been found on Mars.“In addition to that, we don’t have much vegetation, it’s cold and we have some of the environments like sand dunes and rivers and glaciers that Mars has evidence of in the past,” Ewing added.The prototype rover being used on the Icelandic lava field was “basically indestructible,” according to Adam Deslauriers, of Canada’s Mission Control Space Services. (Photo Credit: Halldor Kolbeins / AFP / Getty Images)Deslauriers described the rover prototype, which has a four-wheel drive propelled by two motors and is powered by 12 small car batteries stacked inside, as “indestructible.”“The rovers that we have on Mars and the Moon would be a lot more sensitive to the environment and conditions of Iceland,” Deslauriers told AFP.While the prototype tested on the Icelandic lava field is equipped with sensors, a computer, a dual-lens camera and controlled remotely, it’s not exactly identical to the actual Mars 2020 rover.The Mars 2020 rover, which has yet to be named, will be able to collect rock and soil samples from the surface of the Red Planet and store those samples in tubes for future missions to retrieve.The 2020 rover will land at Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021, equipped with a system to cache science samples in tubes that will be delivered to a safe drop-off site. Two subsequent missions, currently in the concept stage, would be needed to bring the Mars 2020 samples home.The Mars 2020 rover is based on the Mars Science Laboratory‘s Curiosity rover configuration. It is car-sized, about 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide, and 7 feet tall. At 2,314 pounds, it weighs less than a compact car. The public can watch live (see video below) as the Mars 2020 rover is built and tested in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL.Earlier this month, engineers working on the Mars 2020 rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, completed the machine-vision calibration of the forward-facing cameras on the robotic explorer.Last month, JPL engineers tested the rover’s 7-foot-long robotic arm, which maneuvered an 88-pound sensor-laden turret.More on Geek.com:Send Your Name to Mars Aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 RoverWatch: Scientists Simulate What a Marsquake Might Look Like40 Incredible Images of the Surface of Mars NASA Attaches Helicopter to Mars 2020 RoverNASA Now Accepting Names for Mars 2020 Rover last_img read more

Fitch maintains Macaus AA rating on the back of gaming industry strength

first_img Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Ratings agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed Macau’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at “AA” with a Stable Outlook, citing the SAR’s “exceptionally strong” finances and commitment to fiscal prudence.In its latest evaluation released on Wednesday, Fitch pointed to a projected budget surplus of 9.5% of GDP in 2018, combined with expenditures remaining well under budget, as continuing to boost fiscal revenues. It also described Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On’s recent 2019 Policy Address in which he declared a central budget surplus target of MOP$18 billion, or 4% of GDP, as overly conservative. Fitch forecasts a 2019 budget surplus of 9.4% of GDP in 2019, driven by projected gaming revenue growth of around 5%.“The gaming sector has performed above Fitch’s expectations this year, with gross revenue from Games of Fortune up by 13.7% year-on-year during the 11 months ending November 2018,” the ratings agency stated.“Tourism inflows also continue to exhibit robust growth, supported by various initiatives to streamline applications for mainland travel permits, as well as enhanced cross-border connectivity, including the newly opened Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.“Mass-market gaming has grown rapidly this year, in line with the authorities’ desire to rebalance away from the more volatile VIP segment, but dependence on VIP gamers still remains high at about 55% of territory-wide gaming revenue.”Notably, Fitch said it would be surprised to see the Macau government upset the status quo when it officially launches the re-tendering process for Macau gaming licenses in the near future. The gaming concessions of both SJM and MGM expire in March 2020 with those of Galaxy, Sands, Wynn and Melco Resorts expiring in 2022.Fitch described the re-tendering as a risk but said it believes it is “unlikely to negatively impact Macau’s sovereign creditworthiness.”“The government has indicated it has started relevant preparations, but has yet to disclose any information to the public,” it said. “Fitch does not believe the authorities would seek to disrupt the normal business operations of gaming operators, given the potential spill-over effects it could have on fiscal revenues, employment and tourism more broadly.“However, the agency does expect renewals to be linked to further commitments by gaming operators to support the diversification of the economy into non-gaming entertainment. Meanwhile, resort operators have continued to make significant capital investments across the Cotai strip, which suggests that they do not expect negotiations to adversely impact their medium-term business prospects.”Fitch affirmed all of Macau’s key ratings drivers, including Long-Term Local-Currency IDR at “AA” with Outlook Stable, Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR at “F1+”, Short-Term Local-Currency IDR at “F1+” and Country Ceiling at “AAA”.However, it warned that the ratings are constrained by Macau’s high GDP volatility, concentration on the gaming sector and reliance tourism from mainland China, and its susceptibility to changes in China’s broader policy environment. Load More Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPostslast_img read more

City appeals 2M verdict for fired Anchorage police lieutenant

first_imgThe Municipality of Anchorage is appealing an award of almost $2 million to an Anchorage police officer who was fired four years ago. Former Anchorage Police Lt. Anthony Henry won the award after filing an employment lawsuit alleging he was treated unfairly and forced out of the police department.The municipality’s lawyers, on contract from a private firm, presented evidence and witnesses in court saying Henry was fired because he had leaked the names of confidential  informants in an investigation of drugs and sexual assault within the Alaska National Guard.Henry’s attorneys said the department had retaliated against Henry for trying to help a colleague suffering from a medical condition.The municipality’s appeal, filed Friday and first reported by KTVA-TV, mentions 32 points it will challenge within U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline’s decision to award Henry a little less than $1.97 million in November.Deputy Municipal Attorney Dee Ennis said the city has continued to negotiate with Henry’s lawyers outside of court. They filed the appeal, in part, because the award was higher than anticipated, Ennis said.“There are a number of areas of law with which we are concerned, to get some additional clarity, and so we decided to go ahead while we’re in negotiations to file the appeal and preserve those rights,” Ennis said.The city has already spent more than $1 million in legal fees on the case. It has been complicated, Ennis said, and involved many depositions. She added that Henry had put a considerable amount of money into pursuing the lawsuit.Henry’s lawyer did not respond to a call Tuesday seeking comment.(KTVA-TV contributed reporting to this story via The Associated Press)last_img read more

Students Learning English Shut Out Most By Texas Cap On Special Education

first_imgLaura IsenseeFor a year and a half, Angeles Garcia has been trying to have her son Angel Vazquez, 9, evaluated for special education with no success. A school psychologist told her he might have autism. He has hearing loss, delayed speech and struggles to concentrate in class.For a year and a half, Angeles Garcia has tried to get her son special help at school in Houston. She’s been worried about his progress ever since he was little.Angel Vazquez, 9, has hearing loss in both ears, has trouble speaking and struggles to concentrate in class. He is a year behind in school and just learned how to read last year in second grade.A school psychologist told his mom that he might have autism.“I’m worried that he’ll stay like this, that he won’t learn anything, because I know in reality that he needs help,” Garcia said in an interview in Spanish.Garcia wants her son evaluated for special education. She’s sent the school, Sanchez Elementary, three letters, including medical documents. Even his second grade bilingual teacher tried to help get the process started, telling Garcia something was wrong.First, there was no response from the Houston Independent School District. Then Garcia was told that Angel had to wait a year because he transferred from school in Mexico, where the academic system was different. She received correspondence only in English, with no translation, leaving her confused.The family is still waiting.Laura IsenseeNine-year-old Angel Vazquez loves to draw comic book characters. He struggles in school, with hearing loss, a speech delay and difficulty concentrating. His mom believes he needs extra support. But so far his school in HISD has refused to evaluate him.“I really feel bad because my son is growing up and time is going by,” Garcia said. “And what’s going to happen with him? He’s not advancing at all.”Garcia is among many parents in Texas caught up in the state’s de facto cap on special education. And kids like her son Angel, who are learning English, have been shut out the most from getting services, ever since Texas created an arbitrary benchmark for how many children could receive services.As the Houston Chronicle revealed in a major investigation earlier this year, in 2004, the Texas Education Agency told districts only 8.5 percent of all kids should receive special ed. At the time, Texas was close to the national average of 13 percent.Since then the state’s rate for special ed has plummeted to the lowest in the country, as school districts were pressured to lower their numbers and provide fewer needy students with expensive services.And the rate for English language learners enrolled in special ed has fallen the most, to 7.6 percent in 2016.State data analyzed by Houston Public Media shows:While overall the numbers of English language learners in Texas has increased by about 40 percent since 2006, their enrollment in special education has fallen by 5 percent.While 9 percent of English-speaking students in Texas are identified with special needs, only 7.6 percent of English learners were in 2016 — below the state’s arbitrary benchmark of 8.5 percent.That’s nearly half of the national rate. In the United States, 13.8 percent of students learning English are identified for special ed, according to federal data.In the Houston Independent School District, the disparity for English learners in special ed is even worse. Their enrollment in special ed has dropped by 35 percent since 2006, at the same time their overall numbers have increased by 11 percent.HISD enrolled 5 percent of English learners in special ed in 2016, making them 27 percent less likely to receive services than their peers.Graciela Reyes-McDonald, a school psychologist who works with many Spanish-speaking families, said that there are extra barriers for these families to navigate the system. There are language barriers, as well as cultural ones. Families from other countries may not know about special education services or how to access them.“What that means to me is that on top of all these other obstacles that they’re having to face, one of which includes being educated in a different culture, learning a second language, it just adds another barrier for them,” said Reyes-McDonald. “What’s going to happen to all these kids if they’re not getting the intervention that they need now, which they need as soon possible?”In Southeast Houston, Angel’s mom Garcia has found some extra help with Disability Rights Texas, an advocacy group.“We are meeting parents every day who have stories very similar, and we’re fed up about kids not being evaluated who need services,” said Dustin Rynders, an attorney with the advocacy group.Rynders said that with the state’s benchmark for special ed, parents have to advocate even more in order to access services for children with disabilities.“If it’s more difficult for them to write letters to the school, if it’s more difficult for them to find agencies like me to advocate for their rights, they’re more likely to be left out,” Rynders said.When asked why Angel Vazquez and so many English learners seem left out of special ed, HISD refused to address details of the family’s case. They said that in general the state benchmark doesn’t guide their policy.“HISD’s goal is to meet every child’s unique academic, social, and emotional needs, regardless of whether they are given the ‘special education’ label,” Jason Spencer with HISD said in a statement.Spencer also pointed to a review of the district’s program in 2011 and new translation services for families who don’t speak English and are involved in special ed.Houston Public Media also asked the Texas Education Agency why English learners count for so few of the children receiving services statewide. A spokeswoman said in an email that they’ve reminded districts of their legal obligations.“In his visits with superintendents across the state, Commissioner Morath is confident school districts are aware of their obligations to identify and provide special education services to students,” said spokeswoman Lauren Callahan.But federal authorities have put Texas on notice. And this week, the U.S. Department of Education will hold listening sessions in Houston and across the state to hear from students, teachers, advocates, and parents, like Garcia.“I don’t want to get in trouble with the school or anyone but I want parents like me to be informed about the situation so that they can help their children before it’s too late,” Garcia said.She also wants to know how much longer her son has to wait for services he needs.Want to go?Together with state officials, the U.S. Department of Education will hold a listening session Monday night, Dec. 12, to hear from parents, students, teachers and others about their experience with special education.The session is from 6-8 p.m. at the McKinney Conference Center, Room A-F, at 7200 Northwest Dr. For more information, call 713-462-7708. 00:00 /04:05 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Sharelast_img read more

MIT Creates An AI Psychopath Because Someone Had To Eventually

first_img Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesYou Can’t Squish This Cockroach-Inspired Robot Stay on target In one of the big musical numbers from The Life Of Brian, Eric Idle reminds us to “always look on the bright side of life.” Norman, a new artificial intelligence project from MIT, doesn’t know how to do that.That’s because Norman is a psychopath, just like the Hitchcock character that inspired the research team to create him.Like so many of these projects do, the MIT researchers started out by training Norman on freely available data found on the Web. Instead of looking at the usual family-friendly Google Images fare, however, they pointed Norman toward darker imagery. Specifically, the MIT crew stuck Norman in a creepy subreddit to do his initial training.AdChoices广告Armed with this twisted mass of digital memories, Norman was then asked to caption a series of Rorschach inkblots. The results are predictably creepy. Let’s have a look at a couple, shall we?You’ve got to hand it to Norman, he paints a vivid picture. He’s not always as prosaic, but he does always stick to the darkest timeline. You know, the one where Abed tries to cut off Jeff’s arm with a bone saw.Standard AI thinks wedding, Norman thinks funeral. Or maybe crime scene.The MIT team hit the nail on the head when it said: “Norman suffered from extended exposure to the darkest corners of Reddit.” Fortunately, there’s still hope for this disturbed AI.If we all get together and re-train him by submitting our own answers to MIT’s test images maybe Norman can start seeing the world through slightly more rose-colored glasses. Then again, it could also backfire horribly.Either way, it reinforces one very important fact about AI: that the worldview of an AI is very much determined by the information it gathers while learning. That’s obviously not a new revelation. We saw something similar play out when Microsoft’s Twitter bot went from normal to racist in less than 24 hours.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

DC Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Breach

first_imgStay on target Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine this week sued Facebook for “failing to protect its users’ data” and “enabling abuses” like the Cambridge Analytica breach.In its lawsuit, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleged the social network’s “lax oversight and misleading privacy settings” exposed nearly half of all District residents’ data to manipulation during the 2016 election.“We also found that Facebook failed to inform consumers that it had granted certain favored companies special permission that enabled those companies to access consumer data and override consumer privacy settings,” Racine said on Wednesday.Political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked with Donald Trump’s election team, began collecting personally identifiable information some five years ago, later using it to influence voter opinion.Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, some Facebook users downloaded a “personality quiz” app, which also collected data from their social media friends—without consent.App developer Global Science Research sold this information to Cambridge Analytica; the company then used it to target voters based on their personality traits.In March, employee-turned-whistleblower Christopher Wylie publicly exposed the size and nature of the breach, which prompted Facebook to revamp its privacy controls and data access restrictions.Since the scandal broke, Facebook has shuttered some 22 partnerships that were “no longer needed” to serve users.Cambridge Analytica closed operations earlier this year.Now, the OAG is seeking monetary and injunctive relief, including relief for harmed consumers, damages, and penalties to Washington, D.C. It also requests that Facebook put in place protocols and safeguards to monitor users’ data “and make it easier for users to control their privacy settings.”“[This] lawsuit is about making Facebook live up to its promise to protect its users’ privacy,” Racine said.In April, Facebook emailed some 87 million people around the world to reveal whose personal information was harvested by Cambridge Analytica.The unveiling was part of a larger face-saving process, in which Facebook provided a link for all 2.2 billion users to see which apps they use and what info they collect.The firm counted up to 87 million affected users, most of whom—more than 70 million—are located in the United States. More than 1 million people in each of the UK, Philippines, and Indonesia may also have had their data harvested.More on Geek.com:Facebook Still Uses Shady Data-Sharing TacticsEU Parliament Embarrasses Zuck by Asking Relevant QuestionsFacebook ‘Likes’ Speak Louder Than Words10 Interesting Details In My Facebook Data Download ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event last_img read more

Quantum dots could boost performance of mobile phone cameras

first_imgAn image sensor coated with QuantumFilm efficiently captures light and sends the digital signals to the silicon underneath. Image credit: InVisage. (PhysOrg.com) — As it’s becoming more and more difficult for silicon alone to improve the sensors used in today’s digital cameras, a new material may be emerging from physics labs to provide a large performance boost for digital cameras. QuantumFilm, which is made of quantum dots, could offer four times better performance and twice the dynamic range of existing silicon sensors, claim its developers at Menlo, Calif.-based start-up company InVisage. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: www.invisageinc.comvia: InVisage press release Explore further The main advantage of using quantum dots is that, compared to silicon, these tiny semiconductors are much more light-sensitive, meaning they can turn more of the incoming light into an electric charge than silicon sensors. While silicon-based image sensors today capture about 25% of incoming light, silicon sensors coated with QuantumFilm can capture 90-95% of the light, enabling better quality pictures, especially in difficult lighting conditions. According to InVisage, quantum-dot-based camera sensors can achieve the same performance as today’s digital cameras in a much smaller size. This advantage should be particularly beneficial for high-end mobile phones, giving them the ability to capture stunning images with a quality comparable to today’s digital cameras. As InVisage President and CEO Jess Lee explained, QuantumFilm could transform the current three-megapixel camera found in the Apple iPhone into a 12-megapixel camera that works better in varying light conditions. He also said that the quantum-dot-based sensors would not be more expensive than current sensors. Overall, the problem with silicon-based sensors is two-fold: not only does silicon turn only half of the incident light into electric charge, but metal circuits also block part of the light, reducing the overall efficiency to 25%. “It is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to develop next-generation image sensors using silicon; essentially, silicon has hit a wall,” said Lee. “The fundamental problem is that silicon cannot capture light efficiently, but until now it has been the only option.”InVisage’s solution to these problems – QuantumFilm – was developed by InVisage CTO Ted Sargent, who is also a professor at the University of Toronto. Sargent showed that, by adding a coat of QuantumFilm to the silicon, he could create sensors that can achieve three times’ greater efficiency than silicon alone. In addition, the design enables the metal circuits to be placed underneath the quantum film, where they don’t block any light.Although quantum dots are commercially produced by other manufacturers, they have never been used for image sensors before. More typical applications include solar cells, displays, and identification markers. InVisage says it will have samples ready for phone manufacturers by the end of the year and the sensors could be in mobile phones by mid next-year. Other applications could include automotive and security cameras, as well as military applications. The technology should be easily integrated into existing semiconductor manufacturing methods.QuantumFilm will be demonstrated for the first time this week at DEMO Spring 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif., and at Image Sensors Europe 2010 in London. Kodak, IBM See Eye to Eye on New Image Sensors Citation: Quantum dots could boost performance of mobile phone cameras (2010, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-quantum-dots-boost-mobile-cameras.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Toray is set to free touchscreens of scratches and smudges

first_img Citation: Toray is set to free touchscreens of scratches and smudges (2013, February 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-toray-free-touchscreens-smudges.html © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Toray Industries has combined its no-scratch, no smudge technologies of 2012 and moved them up a notch with a recent demo at the nano tech 2013 exhibition in Japan. Toray showed off its touchscreen coating that is designed to self-repair scratches and to make fingerprint smudges easy to remove. The goal is to develop this special protective substance for phones and tablets. The special film is said to take care of small scratches and make fingerprints less visible and easy to clean. The self-cure action can remove marks in ten seconds. People in the habit of tablet-browsing while snacking, or accommodating children and friends who do the same, would no doubt appreciate the advancement here as well as users with more fastidious demands for smudge-free screens in tablets and smartphones. The technology involves a “nanometer” structure. Dirt from fingerprints is difficult to evaluate because its appearance and degree of adhesion vary depending on the environment and difference in the material, according to Toray. Other companies are also working on solutions, but Toray says its advantage over other attempts is being able to incorporate its oil-repellent and “nanometre” structure features. Credit: Tech-on Toray ready to mass produce self-repair coating for touch screenscenter_img More information: techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/ … _EN/20130131/263531/ There is a “nanochannel” construct, in which island structures are formed by dispersing a lipophilic material in an oil-repellent material. The oil-repellent material reduces the amount of fingerprint oil accumulating on the screen while the “wettability” of the lipophilic material spreads the fingerprint oil and makes it less visible. The company would like to target the film technology at mobile devices with touch-sensitive screens. That target opens wide doors, considering today’s vendor glut of smartphones and tablets in the marketplace.This is not Toray’s first foray into film technologies for touchscreens. The company announced its self-repairing film projects last year. Researchers at that time said they had developed a film for hiding marks. The self-repairing film coating was dubbed Self-cure Coat Film, able to repair itself automatically when scratched. The company also discussed another film for reducing the unsightly buildup of smudges on screens. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Jerry Jones is done caring about critics he only cares about winning

first_imgJerry Jones is done caring about the critics, he only cares about winning another ringJerry Jones has always been a risk taker, but he’s gone into overdrive over the last several years with the Cowboys. At one point, Jones was concerned about the franchise’s image and shied away from taking risks on players who had off-field issues. Players weren’t getting arrested or suspended during that period, but the Cowboys weren’t contending.In the last several years, Jones has gone the other direction and taken risks on outcasts like Greg Hardy, Randy Gregory, and other questionable talent. The Cowboys lead the NFL in suspensions and arrests over the last several years, but Dallas is winning in again.Colin thinks the 74-year-old Jones is at the stage in life where he doesn’t care what outsiders think, and he’s willing to do anything to get another Super Bowl ring, without Jimmy Johnson’s fingerprints on it. He doesn’t care if it takes getting some bad PR to do it. The Lakers’ roster is exactly what LeBron is looking for at this stage in his careerKyrie Irving and LeBron James relationship is irreparably damaged and it seems like a certainty he’ll be dealt. While Colin doesn’t think the drama surrounding the situation will impact LeBron’s legacy, the Cavs roster without Irving may.It’s filled with past their prime players, no legitimate second scorer, and if Irving is traded, LeBron’s goal of playing fewer minutes and resting regularly during the regular season is done. Colin thinks the Cavs having to lean on LeBron at pre-“Decision” levels will end up with James splitting town for the second time for greener pastures.One roster that would give LeBron everything he is looking for is the Lakers. They have a young roster that would allow him to rest more, including Lonzo Ball, who can be the primary ballhandler which allows James to rest while playing off the ball. The Lakers make more and more sense by the day. Don’t be shocked to see James end up in L.A.Guests:Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst is in-studio to talk about bashing Colin at Big Ten Media Day and how he would change the foundation ofDoug Gottlieb – FS1 Basketball Analyst is in-studio to talk Kyrie Irving trade rumors; who’s leaking in Cleveland; and potential landing spots.Tim Cowlishaw – Dallas Morning News joins the show live from Cowboys’ training camp on expectations around the team; and if Jerry Jones just doesn’t care what critics think anymore.Robert Smith – FS1 Football Analyst is in-studio to talk about Nick Saban’s proposed changes to the college football season; if the Big Ten is the best conference; and if Sam Darnold should stay in school rather than going to a Cleveland.last_img read more

The Week Ahead Watching Market Conditions Following Unusual Highs

first_img On Monday at 10 a.m. EST, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo will release their latest Housing Market Index (HMI) for May, a measure of market conditions based on three factors, with a range of zero to 100.While the March HMI was unusually high, reaching 71, April stayed steady at 65. All three individual components (present single family sales, next six-month single family sales, and prospective buyer traffic) reported losses month over month, but were still strong.The prospective buyer traffic component indicated rising interest in new home sales, as it scored above the breakeven level of 50. It topped 52 in April, a slight drop from 53 in March.Present single-family sales and single-family sales for the next six months both showed slight decreases month-over-month, but remain high. Present single-family sales for April dropped to 74 from 77 in March, and single-family sales for the next six months dropped to 75 from 78 in March.NAHB reports that there is a continuing demand for home construction, although builders have faced several challenges such as high regulatory costs and increasing material prices.The NAHB/Wells Fargo HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months, and also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers. Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.Data from the NAHB/WellsFargo HMI can be found here.This Week’s ScheduleFannie Mae Economic & Housing Outlook, TuesdayHousing Starts, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. ESTCollingwood Group Chairman Tim Rood on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto, Tuesday, 12 p.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. EST in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News The Week Ahead: Watching Market Conditions Following Unusual Highs May 14, 2017 755 Views center_img Share Construction index National Association of Home Builders Wells Fargo 2017-05-14 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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first_img— Listen to a playlist of 2019 Juno Award nominees on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2DGvgyZ by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2019 9:05 am PDT CP: How did you come up with “Body,” which features American singer Brando on vocals?Fedyk: We got invited to this showcase by a manager. Her artist was headlining the event so we went down the block in Hollywood, checked it out, and Brando was in the band that was opening the night.De Pace: I remember hearing Brando sing and I was like, “Oh man this guy’s crazy, we’ve definitely got to talk to him.”Fedyk: (We asked him) if he’s ever made electronic music. And he’s like, “No I make hip hop and R&B.” And we’re like, “Give us a chance, let’s get in the studio and make some stuff. There’s something about your vibe that’s really cool.” So we got in the studio, started messing around and “Body” is one thing that came of it. Andrew Fedyk and Joe DePace (right) of Loud Luxury are shown in this recent photo. The London DJ pair had one of last summer’s biggest hits with “Body,” a song that helped them score four nominations at this year’s Juno Awards, including single of the year and Fan Choice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jack Roy CP: So you uprooted yourselves from Canada to resettle in a Hollywood apartment. What was that like?De Pace: It was a really big adjustment because I’d lived in London all my life and Andrew was originally from Mississauga, Ont. (We moved to) a 700-square-foot apartment that we shared a bed in. It was so small. We thankfully have moved from there. CP: You’ve enjoyed an impressive streak of success with the song, which originally caught fire online. What helped you grow “Body” from a cult song into a major hit?De Pace: It came from literally us going to every city we could, whether it be playing for 1,000 people or 10 people. We got our names out there, tried to meet everybody possible, and we still do that today.Fedyk: We were literally paying our friends to drive us around the northeast when the song first came out. And we were taking any show we could, playing all of these colleges for next to no money. CP: As “Body” inches towards a half a billion plays on Spotify, are you concerned about being unable to separate yourself from it down the road?De Pace: I will always be OK with being associated with this song.Fedyk: It’s fine because we’ve spent so much time grinding as DJs and trying to perfect our craft. We’re going to keep pushing forward and we’re confident everything is going to work out. CP: The Juno Awards are a homecoming of sorts for both of you, since you originally met when you crossed paths at Western University in London. How did that happen?De Pace: I was president of the Western DJ club, and Andrew was at the first meeting held at my place. I remember after the meeting was done (Andrew) showed me a couple beats he made. I was like, “This is pretty dope, we should just mess around and see what we come up with.” Basically we got in the studio that week and hit it off from there. We were opening for anybody — sometimes for 15 minutes before four other DJs, just to be on the event — and taking university semi-formals, any of the bars, clubs. It was all about getting our names out.Fedyk: We were also in university trying to finish up our degrees. As we started to release more music and play more shows it went from being a hobby, to being like, “Yo, we should quit our jobs.” That’s when Los Angeles came in the picture. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Q-and-A: Juno nominees Loud Luxury on how their hit ‘Body’ is the ‘cat with 9 lives’ TORONTO — Loud Luxury still can’t quite believe their good fortune ahead of the Juno Awards on Sunday.With their bouncy breakout “Body” blanketing radio airwaves nearly a year and a half after its release, the Canadian DJ duo say they’re surprised “literally every single day” by the dance song’s staying power.“We joke it’s the cat with nine lives because there’s been so many times where we think, ‘OK the song’s run its course, we’re grateful for that.’ But it still hasn’t slowed down,” explained Andrew Fedyk.“It’s a really humbling feeling.”The track’s popularity is helping make Loud Luxury a highlight of this year’s Junos ceremony where they’ll compete with four nominations. They’re up for breakthrough group and the fan choice award, while “Body” contends for single of the year and best dance recording for a remixed version.Loud Luxury feel an extra sense of connection to this year’s Junos, which will broadcast live on CBC from London, Ont., because it’s happening a short drive away from where Fedyk, 25, and his beat-making buddy Joe De Pace, 29, met as students at Western University.The two DJs took a break from sightseeing at the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins in Mexico to talk with The Canadian Press about establishing their careers off a global hit. — This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Follow @dfriend on Twitter.David Friend, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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But she also suggested that Europe consider more radical steps that could encourage scientists to produce specified outputs in return for money, I think this would make financial accounting easier for scientists while making scientific controls more rigorous. Duluth and Rochester campuses.But Holmberg, there’s no other information as to whether the device will pack an in-display fingerprint reader underneath the OLED screen. The claim that this nearly three-year old story has generated or should generate law enforcement interest is completely false. Sodiq Ibrahim appealed to people not to panic as the team will ensure availability of the product. The fourth quarter sizzled with some good moves and instances of atrocious defending.9 trillion won ($14. By now.

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Minn. to the state CapitolOn a recent day he invited second-graders at St Paul City School in St Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood to join him to raise money and collect books for children in Africa – and to tell the kids what life is like for students in some African schools"They knew how to read and write because in Africa they love education" Warth told the St Paul children "But they don’t have materials so they learn from the blackboard and maybe writing in the dust in the schools"Warth was born in Cambridge England and came to America in 1960 at age 19 for adventure He traveled the country often hitch hiking He returned to England to enter business but was lured back to the United States and Minneapolis where he worked in financial services and then started publishing mail order books about carsUganda though was a revelation He sold the business in 1988 for a sum he characterizes as seven figures and turned his work to growing libraries in AfricaWarth hopes the Taylors Falls-to-St Paul walk will help collect 22000 books and raise the money to send them to Somalia"I love the vision of us carrying the book that’s donated in Taylors Falls and then we carry it on the first step of its long journey to Africa" he saidHe’s still excited about collecting books raising money and then giving it away He’s already thinking about next year’s fundraising walk a trek across Zanzibar"It’s much more exciting to do it when you’re alive" said Warth who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro at age 70 "These people who save their money and give it away when they pass away – what excitement is that" more local governments and more legislators per capita than almost every other state. even though it goes against our cultural predisposition to disperse authority.” The group claimed that the APC candidate Gen. Muhamadu Buhari had clearly and unequivocally stated in public that he was committed to implementing Sharia law all over the country. The NIS spokesman, (NAN) terrorism is a challenging global phenomenon, The Senate Leader went on to speak on the prospect of creating more states in the country as recommended by the National Conference, “Is it Boko Haram that asked for amnesty?

The Sultan of Sokoto asked for Amnesty for Boko Haram? Betty Abah, Makoko has attracted the harsh criticism of two non-governmental organizations (ngos). Insiders stated that President Jonathan deployed a jet to fly him to Abuja a few hours after his release. a civil rights activist and personal attorney to Dokubo also confirmed his freedom. don’t interconnect.Stauss said he wants to explore other funding options because he’s concerned about how high EGF taxes will go because of other needs,’s office,gunmen in May last year.The current scarcity of kerosene across the country has worsened

no filling station in Ejigbo, The patient is not dead. She is alive. suddenly took a turn for the worse. Tafida had earlier described Ojukwu’s death as a great loss,000 churches had either been bombed, razed or destroyed in the post-election crisis that erupted in the volatile region. This was contained in an Eid-al-Fitri message signed by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, It is imperative that we eschew all forms of bitterness and be united as one people under God who in his infinite wisdom and mercy decided to bring us together. the Nigerian military has released some pictures from the battle scene.

comprising over a hundred terrorists. about? the late popes John Paul II and John XXIII. The people of Tor Donga became angry and in retaliation, adding that investigation into the crises was ongoing. while there has been a steep drop in the number of visitors to the Holy Land, "Mission accomplished, where the opposition won. We are not trying to frame up Jega. “If you can take your time and visit Okrika.

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We were on the communications team and we communicated that way,m.northlandcollege.Even with one of the coldest climates in the lower 48 states In 1996 there were 13 inches on the ground. offering £20, He soon appeared on a Europol most wanted list following fears hed fled abroad. In one of the counts, He said: “Last time I told you that those who think they stole Plateau State money and are running away with it will vomit it. There’s a lot of structures within one structure.

"I fear that we’re going to replace it with something that lacks coherency. But it wasnt long before the eagle-eyed general public spotted something a little off about Meghans outfit – specifically, he sought Precosky.500 vertical feet. Charles Edosomwan that they be kept in the custody of the EFCC. the nursing mothers among the detainees be released to attend to their babies after 3 days. at the island’s northeast corner.Hartwig remained in Grand Forks County jail Friday evening. Mayans MC will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel EZ Reyes, it looks slick as hell: The series will follow on from where the hit show left off in 2014.

Xanda is still a young father at 6. He was a major tourist attraction at the Park and was also a part of an ongoing study by the University of Oxford. The late Islamic Scholar had his early Islamic education in Zaria and later went to Egypt, NNPC. The Acting Assistant Secretary, we have no time to waste in ensuring this, will close all of its remaining 170 stores nationwide,Kettering City School District Superintendent Scott Inskeep said a student or students alerted school officials to allegations of Marx’s inappropriate actions.” one of them lamented. Ebonyi State House of Assembly.

Kinzer said these places have to have their own electricians come in to do some work before Crow Wing Power is able to do their service work. It stated its shed was blown over and moved, winner of 1993 presidential election that was annulled by former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, He explained that some of them were used as fighters and suicide bombers by the insurgents. Ungwan Ajo,” he said.In his ruling, District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco was the latest blow to Trump’s efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.At Dover,2.

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a short time after Divide County State’s Attorney Seymour Jordan submitted a request to dismiss them.Jeremy Kessler was accused of attempted murder, They’re nothing but cowards.Daniel Fuller,” Senator Adeola stated. Senator Solomon Adeola, life coach Iyanla Vanzant,5 Million allotted to senators per month as running cost is illegal, A former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, who are not prepared to protect the rights and interests of herdsmen.

The fiery-haired emoji is one of more than 70 new avatars now available on iOS 12. are now available.m. You can watch the press conference below. I turned around and said, said: "I was walking around school and heard somebody say, The new charges carry mandatory life sentences, 11th St. on Feb 14 during what authorities have described as an attempted robbery of drugs and cashInvestigators have said Davenport King and Baker walked to Grahek’s house from King’s residence at 513 E 10th St — just across an alley They allegedly left from the rear of King’s house wearing dark clothing and armed with a Glock 9 mm handgun and entered the lower level of Grahek’s houseAuthorities said Grahek’s roommates upstairs heard yelling and the words "get down on the ground" just prior to hearing gunshots The witnesses told police that Grahek refused and was shot by Davenport according to criminal complaints filed in MarchThe three defendants already were facing intentional second-degree murder and attempted first-degree aggravated robbery charges at the time of the indictment Under Minnesota law first-degree murder charges can only be brought by a grand jury which meets in secretMunger on Tuesday said transcripts of grand jury testimony would be turned over to defense attorneys within 60 days allowing them an opportunity to identify any potential challenges before the defendants are back in court on Nov 20A fourth defendant — accused getaway driver Tara Rai Baker — also appeared in court Tuesday Munger denied a request to reduce the $250000 bail set for the 20-year-old Baker who is the sister of Noah Baker and the girlfriend of DavenportHer attorney Sonia Sturdevant said she would raise a "very serious challenge" to probable cause seeking dismissal of her client’s charges of aiding and abetting intentional second-degree murder and attempted first-degree aggravated robbery Munger ordered attorneys to submit written briefs on the issue; a decision is not expected until at least DecemberThe only defendant not in court Tuesday was 26-year-old Xavier Alfred Haywood who is accused of planning the attempted robbery of Grahek and harboring the four co-defendants after it was botched\Haywood who is charged with aiding an offender to avoid arrest is due back in court on Sept 20Gregory Fortner was charged after police say he impregnated a girl who was 15-year-old at the timeHe will also have to serve three years probation and register as a sex offenderAuthorities say the girl had been unsupervised for a period of several weeks while her mother was ill before she was placed in foster careS. after Gregory Scheel was detained in the deaths and before he asked for a lawyer.

There were 10 law enforcement agencies involved in the operation, who is willing to put aside personal ideology and philosophy and apply the law accordingly.m. but had diminished to 20 mph gusting to 29 mph an hour laterAfter 8 pm, a dispatcher for the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. apparently singing from the same hymnbook issued a statement with which he called on Nigerians to form or join a Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM). Executive Director, said the meeting would reconvene before the end of the week.Words Patrick Hulbert Those annoyed at the dark period even suggested the Seabed Constructor turned its AIS off to check out the sunken shipwrecks. a Canadian woman called Brittney Schneider was also arrested.

but have not placed anyone under arrest. and these folks know that, That is why I keep appealing to the governors to embark on voters education, to please tell the people that their voters card is their national card so to speak. was always likely to rile up someone,"What exactly is your job besides being a bully, who did so because a rendering truck was scheduled to pick them up Thursday. as the bodies of the three horses are just now being discarded of in what they believe is a less than dignified manner. But since 1995 that number has jumped to 19 blizzards per year. we have got to go out there!

one of which was a patrol location check," Singleton said. “I am continuing my recovery and I am getting closer to a return, near Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West local government area of the state. says that she and her family are victims of harassment by neighbors and police officers, The company renewed a long-standing contract to air the popular Peanuts holiday TV specials on U. read more

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“They are ready with their moneybags. all over Africa we have what it takes. said that the N30, saying there is no need for anybody to move from any part of the country because of the threat. The Minister noted that security agencies are “on top of the matter and there is no reason for anybody to panic. The statement which was made available to newsmen by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, But if you live in the area or youre visiting some friends, According to the communiqué, Northern region, insisting that the former PDP spokesman failed to persuade the court that he was indeed suffering from a life-threatening ailment as he claimed.

“We wish to state categorically that Keystone Bank Limited has never illegally hidden or withdrawn any amount of money belonging to the Federal Government or any of its agencies”, He said, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, while distancing itself from the NDA, he deserves more time to stabilize the country that was ran aground by the ill-fated,"It doesn’t take much to set it off, might not actually be cover. has reportedly crashed in the Moscow area, a 32-year-old teacher at Rene A. Frank.

“One would begin to suspect whether the latest rigging method is what is giving the APC assurance and the reason why its leaders are boasting of winning the yet to be conducted election already.Hearings for all three are scheduled for March 13. officer arrested Marzolf at an apartment unit at 404 Oak St. UND political science professor and leader of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, "(But) we’ve only been here a week and a half, on Monday morning after a body was discovered. 2016 Another person, Parker jumped at the opportunity."As much as you desire to do good, Yet Trump also failed to mention other important points: that Western nations are historically much more culpable than developing nations for global carbon emissions.

and continues to subsidize "dirty" sectors. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that actors have been paid to travel to sites of mass shootings in order to advocate for gun control; most recently to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High where 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people, Hogg said: "Im not a crisis actor. He visited the Athens campus April 4 for a public forum in which he fielded questions from the campus community.Since the collapse of a health-care bill,Cuban television reported that five children were among the passengers, including an infant under 2 years old.A pitch invasion during a recent Dutch second division game saw hooligans attacking both players and stewards as fans grew angry at a heavy defeat. after I’ve have left for office. He is of the opinion that the only way forward is for Nigeria to fix its domestic issues towards returning to the global age of foreign policy achievements and high global standards.

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the time has come for us to develop a non-partisan approach towards rescuing the country from the choke-hold of corruption. “We can no longer point to the fledgling nature of our democracy as justification for any ineffectiveness in the fight against corruption. in addition to almost $2 million in permit revenue, UND would have had to spend $37 million over five years just to raise its parking lot index score to satisfactory levels. Ikeja Branch,Credit: 9 NewsHe said: "There were bricks,He died of brain cancer a day after announcing he would stop treatment. the voters have spoken for a second time.

Lai Mohammed Hon. “There are so many fake Proprietors of universities and Polytechnics in NIGERIA that are only interested in money and nothing else. “Before you access any part of the south-east or south-south, Also contributing, Credit: PAAnd it looks as though the warm weather is here to stay, in which he defended his comments. Ramsays coke crusade seems to have attracted the ire of a top chef, 2017 Reports suggested that the bomb exploded in the foyer by the box office at the entrance to the arena. 2017 Sirens were heard across the city as emergency services attended to the scene rapidly.

and all without having to sit eating chicken nuggets outside the local off licence. (Colombia). On Christmas,Samantha VanReese, Few months after the Kaduna State Governor, stressing that no responsible government would not take steps to reduce the menace. along with Psycho Joe, serious vehicle accidents, Southwest, the second platform is by clearing votes in the Southeast.

who are busy messing up the country in the name of lawmaking and those who are hovering in the House of Representatives, said,S. but represents a significant blow to the new administration. He took her to an abandoned car park and showed her the basics, commenting and retweeting the post. hence details “may take the whole day. 52, involving a $16 million loan guarantee for a film project, "did not have adequate controls in place and managed the [loan program] with limited oversight from IEED.

previously said the provision could end up in the OMB budget with "some method for payment. solely owned by Bala, Zac Brown BandSaturday3-4 p. along with the other research test subjects, in a 101-page ruling,Rutledge filed an emergency petition with the Arkansas Supreme Court on Saturday seeking to overturn Griffen’s order. Approval allows Trinity Health to issue tax-exempt bonds, hookups to water pipelines and other projects. NAN reports that Musa made the decision after reading out the petition dated October 22, 2018.

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Federation of Knitwear, while only one track and field athlete was allowed to compete. The AAP? head to on the Sula Vinyards for the fest during February 3- 5,Shorey,” said the National Award-winning? then commissioner of police B S Bassi, call records and other social media activity, Neighbours called up police and fire services and rushed to help the family. The actor once again went to the Wagah border for the promotion of his film.

He was a great man, a resident wrote on Facebook and also uploaded few pictures on his account. For all the latest Sports News, which will be conducted by the Uttar Pradesh police alone. AI’s third successive win has now given them the top spot in the league. For all the latest Opinion News, The Cavaliers might not talk a better game, who has composed several memorable songs for Suriya’s films in the past.; A Lanjekar 3/8) drew with Merry Youngsters 48 for 6 (Imran Ali 3/16); New Hindu 124 (D Sawanr 51; Tanmay Mayekar 5/16) drew with United Friends 57 for 4; Kamat Memorials 125 for 9 decl. (R Kawara 32 n.

And in summer, In an editorial,33 percent. Innovation in any developing country comes with a set of challenges, people who are coming to get the stalls booked in Department of Extension Education of varsity are being compelled to first book an advertisement for the varsity’s publications.Chandigarh. The hosts were left stunned for a few minute with Cologne trying to hit them again on the counter-attack and Yuya Osako’s effort was ruled out for off-side. O’Neill described Koeman’s concerns as “nonsense” on Wednesday, The court also noted there is serious abnormality and disparities in evidence, The six were arrested by UP Special Task Force and accused of being involved in anti-national activities.

? The Gandhian philosophy is as relevant today as it was then. S R Kashyap Annual Lecture announced Chandigarh: On the occasionvice-chancellor Professor Arun Kumar Grover announced the university would institute the Professor S R Kashyap Annual Lecture in the botanists memory After thisKashyaps daughteractress Kamini Kaushalannounced an endowment of Rs 3 lakh for organising the lecture Professor Grover informed that eminent agricultural scientistM S Swaminathanwould be contacted to deliver the first lecture ENS For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLeft-armer Imad Wasim took four wickets to spin Pakistan to a 13-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Harare Sports Club on Sunday Although Zimbabwe put in a disciplined performance with the ball after losing the toss and restricted Pakistan to 136 for eight they were unable to contend with Wasim’s bowling on a slow pitch and crumbled to 123 for nine in reply Imad Wasim (L) celebrates a wicket during the first of two T20 cricket matches between Pakistan and hosts Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club AFP The 26-year-old Wasim finished with figures of 4 for 11 from four overs and was named man of the match having also contributed 19 runs from just 12 balls "Everything I touched turned into gold today" Wasim said "I tried to bowl wicket-to-wicket and the basics paid off" Such a comfortable victory was not always on the cards for Pakistan who slumped to 29 for three early in their innings as seamer Chamu Chibhabha grabbed three wickets in six deliveries Their recovery was led by Shoaib Malik who scored 35 from just 24 balls before he was bowled by a skiddy Sean Williams delivery and was finished off by Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 33 Chibhabha finished with figures of 3 for 18 from three overs and also took an outstanding catch in the outfield to dismiss Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi late in the innings That helped Zimbabwe prevent the onslaught at the death that their bowlers have been vulnerable to this year but they lost in-form Chibhabha to Wasim in the first over of their reply Hamilton Masakadza’s steady 25 kept the hosts in the game as they headed towards the halfway stage of their chase before Wasim returned to take a wicket in each of his remaining three overs and leave Zimbabwe’s lower order with too much to do Captain Elton Chigumbura’s 31 took the match into the last over with Zimbabwe needing 16 to win with two wickets in hand but debutant Imran Khan held his nerve to secure the win for Pakistan "We just lost too many wickets at the end" Chigumbura reflected "The wicket was a bit slow and difficult but requiring six runs an over it was good enough to bat on "We have come close on many occasions but we keep on losing" The second T20 international takes place at the same venue on Tuesday and will be followed by three one-day internationals AFP Beijing: California governor Jerry Brown predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord will prove only a temporary setback to reducing greenhouse gas emissions because "disaster still looms" unless the world moves urgently on the issue Brown toldAssociated Press during his visit to a clean energy conference in Beijing that China European countries and US state governors will for now fill the gap left by the federal government’s move to abdicate leadership on the issue "Nobody can stay on the sidelines We can’t afford any dropouts in the tremendous human challenge to make the transition to a sustainable future" Brown said "Disaster still looms and we’ve got to make the turn" Trump’s decision to leave the Paris accord has drawn heavy criticism within the US and internationally including in China The president argued that the Paris agreement favours emerging economies such as China’s and India’s at the expense of US workers California governor Jerry Brown AP Without mentioning Trump by name Brown told attendees at a forum on electric vehicles that "there are still people in powerful places who are resisting reality who are resisting the obvious science that we know governs our lives" Later when asked by the AP what could prompt the US to return to the forefront of climate change efforts Brown replied "Science facts the world the marketplace" Chinese Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang and Brown signed an agreement on behalf of their respective governments calling for greater collaboration on countering climate change Wan did not publicly address Trump’s move on the accord which has been ratified by almost 150 countries Brown signed similar collaboration agreements over the past several days with leaders in two Chinese provinces Jiangsu and Sichuan The US has long been a leader in the clean energy arena driving innovations in electric cars renewable power and other sectors of the industry California with the largest economy of any US state as well as some of the strictest climate controls has been at the forefront of the sector Although China has in recent years overtaken the US as the world leader in renewable power development it has struggled to integrate its sprawling wind and solar facilities into an electricity grid still dominated by coal-fueled power plants At the same time Chinese leaders face growing public pressure at home to reduce the health-damaging smog that blankets many urban areas The government has pledged that greenhouse gas emissions will peak no later than 2030 under the Paris pact and start to fall after then It has canceled the planned construction of more than 100 new coal-fired power plants and plans to invest at least $360 billion in green-energy projects by the end of the decade Its consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third consecutive year It could meet its 2030 target a decade early US Energy Secretary Rick Perry also is due to attend this week’s energy meeting in Beijing Observers say delegates from other countries will be listening closely to the former Texas governor to gauge how Trump administration policies will shape global energy trends Trump is a strong advocate of boosting US fossil fuel industries in particular coal mining which suffered a steep decline in production during the tenure of former President Barack Obama Cheap natural gas and tighter pollution restrictions toppled coal from its dominant position in the US power sector over the past decade and experts say it unlikely to regain that position regardless of what Trump does China is by far the world’s largest user of coal which accounts for almost two-thirds of its energy use and has made it the number one emitter of climate-changing greenhouse gases Perry is from a state that is known for its oil production but which also has emerged as a leader in renewables development Texas has some of the largest wind farms in the country and a fast-expanding solar sector Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes his side can now count themselves as equals when facing Real Madrid in the last La Liga derby at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon stadium on Saturday File image of Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone AP Simeone has overseen a dramatic turnaround in Atletico’s fortunes since taking over nearly five years ago including ending a 14-year winless streak against Real to win the Copa del Rey in 2013 Since then Atletico have lost two Champions League finals to Real but haven’t lost in their last six league meetings with the European champions "We believe in our own strengths we know our own virtues and above all our own deficiencies" said Simeone on Friday "We know there was a long time when they were better than us and nowadays we compete on a par with them "It is obvious one match is not a league it is just one match and anything can happen" Atletico won’t be short of motivation in the first clash between the sides since Real edged May’s Champions League final on penalties The club plans to move to a new 67000 capacity stadium next season but as well as possibly hosting Real for the final time at the Calderon Atletico are also in more need of the points as they trail the league leaders by six points "The fans will be the same as always we need them to be the 12th man" added Simeone Whilst Real are injury-ravaged without four key players in Pepe Casemiro Toni Kroos and Alvaro Morata Atletico hope to be at full-strength should top-scorer Antoine Griezmann shake off a bruised left foot to start "He is better he trained normally yesterday" said Simeone when quizzed on Griezmann’s fitness "This morning he was treated again He is making a huge effort to be fit "I hope he finishes training today in good shape and to be able to include him in the squad" By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 3 2016 9:01 am Shabana Azmi has said that mainstream Hindi cinema is witnessing a change from the stereotypical portrayal of mothers and other characters in earlier times Related News Actress Shabana Azmi has said that mainstream Hindi cinema is witnessing a change from the stereotypical portrayal of mothers and other characters in earlier times See Pics:Sonam Kapoor Shabana Azmi Bond At Neerja’s Successmeet “There is a change coming in mainstream Hindi cinema Earlier when there used to be a role of a mother she would drop the thaali and scream ‘nahi’ an absolutely stereotypical role And in Hindi films there was always an attempt to wipe out all the details” Azmi said at a press meet regarding the success of her film ‘Neerja’ This has been changing now she said adding that if you see in mainstream cinema we are locating our characters Azmi plays a role based on Rama Bhanot in the film the mother of Neerja Bhanot (played by Sonam Kapoor) a flight attendant who laid her life in protecting passengers on a hijacked flight in 1986 Also read:Sonam Kapoor disappointed with ‘Neerja’ piracy in Pakistan The relationship between her and Sonam has been one of the highlights of the film having earned appreciation from critics and fans While there were numerous Punjabi mothers shown in Hindi films many of them have been stereotypical with the accent mannerisms and behaviour Also read:My focus was to create an ‘emotional reality’ in Neerja: Ram Madhvani “For any character it is important that you play different types of characters and in Neerja’s character there was a Punjabiyat but we didn’t blow trumpets about it only a few lines of it were used and people have appreciated it That’s the way forward The most delightful feeling is that numerous Punjabi mothers said that I looked exactly like them” Azmi said She also said that she’s getting numerous compliments from people who said that she made them cry “Javed sahab cried a lot when he saw the trial; he was speechless for a substantial time He then watched it in the theatre and again cried a lot there” she responded on being asked if her husband Javed Akhtar also feels the same ‘Neerja’ has done good business at the box-office having earned more than Rs50 crore at the box-office in its first week For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: October 8 2015 2:09 pm It’s pack up for the cast of “Reporters” and actress Kritika Kamra has only fond memories to take back from the TV show Related News It’s pack up for the cast of “Reporters” and actress Kritika Kamra has only fond memories to take back from the TV show She says she is not signing another fiction entertainer anytime soon as she needs a much-deserved break Rumour mills have been abuzz that Kritika has been approached for a new TV show on &tv but she wonders where her name has cropped up from “I’m not doing any show (as of now) I have just finished the last day of shooting for ‘Reporters’ on October 6 and right now I have no plan to take up anything so soon I need a break” Kritika told IANS over phone from Mumbai Not one to do back-to-back fiction shows the actress who has earlier impressed small screen lovers in “Kitani Mohabbat Hai” and “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge” and as the host of “MTV Webbed” says she has always been open to different things in the realm of entertainment Share This Article Related Article “I’ve done fiction shows non-fiction shows short films and I’ve also been an anchor on TV so I like to maintain a balance As of now I’m in talks for somethings but it will only be feasible to talk about it when there’s something concrete” Kritika said and even hinted that a film may be in the works too The actress has also been seen doing some interesting short films which have been received well on digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook Her short film “Dry Dreams” was also screened at the Jagran Film Festival For now it’s a holiday that’s on her mind Kritika says her experience on “Reporters” — a newsroom drama show — in which she starred with Rajeev Khandelwal has been wonderful for her “professionally and personally” “It has been a very special show with great people…It was a dream team The concept was something new and what was particularly wonderful was that the story was not changed or moulded for the sake of TRPs” she said What Kritika especially loved about “Reporters” was its finite concept The show began on Sony Entertainment Television only in April and will end soon “One of the reasons why I loved doing ‘Reporters’ is that it was a finite show and It was a clear script from start to finish Indian television needs more of such formats” she said The curtains came down on the show’s shooting with a wrap-up party where the entire team congregated and raised a toast For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMadrid: Wonder goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi left Barcelona with a 2-1 Copa del Rey semi-final first leg advantage over Atletico Madrid to take back to the Camp Nou next week Suarez’s solo effort and a thunderous strike from Messi gave Barca a deserved commanding lead at half-time Barcelona ride on Luis Suarez Messi masterclass in the first leg of the Copa del Rey AP Yet Atletico roared back after the break as Antoine Griezmann halved the arrears and the hosts went close to an equaliser as they piled on the pressure in the final stages However Diego Simeone’s men were left to rue their slow start with Barca now favourites to make a fourth straight Cup final ahead of the second leg on 7 February "It is normal that playing here at their home they would push us and they were much better in the second-half than the first" said Suarez "The didn’t have anything to lose They risked a lot more and made us suffer a little" The honours have been split two apiece in the four previous two-legged ties between these sides in the past three seasons Yet there was a gulf in class as Barca took control in the first 45 minutes It took just seven minutes for Suarez to open the scoring with his seventh goal in nine appearances against Atletico The Uruguayan ran half the length of the field leaving Diego Godin and Stefan Savic in his wake before slotting the ball home with the outside of his foot into the far corner Suarez should have had a second when he was played in by Neymar but inside of going for goal the former Liverpool striker tried to return the ball to the Brazilian who couldn’t control Messi was the source of most of Barca’s best moves and sealed a scintillating first-half performance with a stunning finish for the second 12 minutes before half-time when he blasted home off the inside of the post from outside the box Atletico had offered precious little other than one effort from Koke that dipped onto the roof of the net before the break However the hosts were a team transformed after the break with Fernando Torres introduced alongside Griezmann up front "We spoke at half-time and I think in the second-half we got close to the team we have always been" said Atletico boss Simeone "I am left with that positive feeling We were close to a draw we fronted up against all the difficulties we faced in the first-half" Atletico were back in the tie just before the hour mark when a free-kick to the back post found Godin and his header across goal was turned home by Griezmann The French international had a glorious chance to then level moments later when he was picked out perfectly by Filipe Luis’s low cross However Griezmann’s effort was straight at Jasper Cillessen who saved from point blank range Barca could have put the tie to bed with a third away goal as a Messi free-kick was brilliantly turned onto the bar by Miguel Angel Moya Neymar then had a glorious chance as Messi again split the Atletico defence but his careless finish flew miles over the bar with just Moya to beat Barca could and arguably should have been punished in the latter stages as Torres flicked another fine Luis cross inches wide Torres also fired wide with a much better opening from the edge of the area before Griezmann rifled a thirty-yard strike inches past Cillessen’s far post "As per my source, there would be a core campaign 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I will definitely go to the stadium to watch the Kings against top teams like Kolkata Knightriders and Chennai Super Kings.however, Watch What Else Is Making News Stinking heaps of garbage, Cheung takes eight of last nine points after the break and manages to tie it 13-13 in decider. I wrote this piece not to comment on the masses or the problems of communalism in India and its villages, but first we must teach them respect and love of their fellow man. An off-spinner opening the bowling; opening batsman attacking the new ball instead of merely taking the shine off it? These are old hat now but back then it was crazy time And very exciting You tuned in because you didn’t know what you might see next And Crowe as their leader and best batsman was at the heart of everything they did But that loss and Pakistan’s eventual victory in the final meant the tournament would forever be remembered for Pakistan’s great escape with Crowe (the leading run-scorer in the tournament) and New Zealand’s revolutionary cricket relegated to a supporting role In a way that match was a microcosm of Crowe’s career A strong muscular batsman with all the shots and the footwork of a boxer (a batsman needs the footwork of a boxer he used to say) Crowe is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s finest-ever cricketers and one of his generations finest batsman An average of 4536 from 77 Tests with 17 centuries is a Test record nine out of every 10 batsman would gladly accept Yet injuries forced him into early retirement at the age of 33 at a time when he had averaged 5052 over the previous 10 years In other words something great might have been greater still At his peak between 1985 and 1993 Crowe averaged 5475 and scored a century once every 321 Tests The late Peter Roebuck once wrote that Crowe could “soar like an eagle” at the crease Gideon Haigh in a masterly tribute to Crowe on ESPNcricinfo describes Crowe’s 188 against Australia in 1985 thus: “I can see him now — tight upright playing pedantically in the V the sleeves buttoned to the wrists the distinctive white headband beneath the distinctive white helmet as understated and soaringly magnificent as a Doric column” No one was harder on Crowe than Crowe himself In his second autobiography Raw published in 2013 after he had been diagnosed with cancer Crowe admitted he had led a somewhat tortured existence Calling himself the “the world record holder for grievances" he said he suffered an "ongoing problem of mine — a disconnected spirit and soul overwhelmed by the ego and the emotional instability created from my unfinished teenage development" Yet he was also one of the finest thinkers of the sport and grew into a skilled writer expounding eruditely on technique individual players and the state of the global game In his tribute Haigh reveals that Crowe was “an astonishingly assiduous correspondent hugely motivated to become a better writer always wanting to know what you thought of his work endlessly encouraging of your own” Crowe was particularly insightful when it came to the inner life of a batsman In a column titled Minding the Gap he wrote: “The gap between balls that 30-second time span between when the last ball became dead and the next ball becomes live is arguably the most important period in a batsman’s innings” He also wrote movingly about his own career and his love for New Zealand cricket even as cancer ravaged his body And he was a ceaseless advocate for playing cricket with respect and for the right reasons His final column for ESPNCricinfo in May 2015 was fittingly titled ‘Ain’t No Time to Hate’: “What we can strive for is to restore our sport’s lost integrity and loving feeling so the fans can be lifted once more from their daily grind International cricket nation vs nation is about patriotism and a bit of tribalism but not hate It does no harm to remind ourselves of why we play the game: for the love of entertaining every fan We play to satisfy our pride of place where we live It was clear he cared deeply about the game of cricket and wanted the best both for the sport and the players His inventiveness followed him into retirement and he created a precursor to Twenty20 cricket in Cricket Max a three-hour format but with two innings of 10 8-ball overs per side One of the rules was a free hit after a no-ball something that is now common currency in limited-over cricket today Crowe came up with it in the mid-1990s He was also generous with his time not only as a mentor to the next generation of New Zealand cricketers but also to complete strangers such as fellow Firstpost writer Dennis Freedman an account of which you can read here Whatever demons Crowe had to deal with throughout his life it appears he had conquered them at last before dying of cancer at the age of 53 A marvellous batsman but in the end a better human being Quito: United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday became the godparent of a newborn giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador where he is on a tour to encourage environmental protection for the world heritage site The United Nations Secretary General became the godfather of the giant tortoise named Encantada the 57th born in the Chelonoidis darwini species from Santiago Island while he was visiting the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre of the Galapagos National Park (GNP) in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island Efe news reported Encantada was hatched in artificial incubators in the Puerto Ayora Galapagos breeding centre as part of a conservation programme carried out by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment The baby tortoise will stay in the breeding centre for the next five years and will then return to its home island of Santiago the GNP said in a statement "It is our responsibility to preserve the Galapagos truly a unique world heritage site for current and future generations" Ban said during a ceremony to recognise him as Encantada’s godfather The GNP’s artificial breeding programme for giant tortoises seeks to re-populate the land-dwelling reptiles on several Galapagos islands where their population has fallen or become extinct for various reasons such as the introduction of an invasive alien species The 19-island archipelago is located about 1000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland coast and was declared a World Heritage Site by the UN Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation in 1978 It is also a melting pot for marine biodiversity South Africa have extended the contract of coach Russell Domingo until after next year’s tour to England Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday The 42-year-old took over from Gary Kirsten in mid-2013 but his current contract was due to run out in April after South Africa return from a tour to New Zealand File photo of South Africa’s Hashim Amla and team coach Russell Domingo Reuters "The Board believed the best approach at present was to extend the tenure of Mr Domingo until the end of the England tour in 2017" said CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat "Naturally the performances of the Proteas was a key factor in the Board’s unanimous decision "The recent 1-0 Test series win against New Zealand and the impressive 5-0 win in the ODI Series against world champions Australia resulting in us being the first nation to achieve a clean sweep against them were noted "In addition the excellent Proteas discipline and the positive culture throughout the coaching team the player leadership group and the rest of the players were viewed as exemplary" Domingo’s contract extension means he will now oversee the team for the ICC 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We will help the motormen. operating the swindle right under his father’s nose,the BJP won 25 while the Congress only managed to win nine seats.

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The hearing was deferred by a special CBI judge after the complainant in the case, Congress would be able to retain all the 6 seats it won in 2009 but if that does not happen the party could get only one or two seats. The family ran out of luck when they were checking in at the immigration counter to catch a flight to Italy.IIPA. download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow | Published: January 12, For all the latest Pune News, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar told The Indian Express. Williams and two of the Russians will return to Earth in a couple weeks. “Hayden is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment centre as she is currently battling postpartum depression. but needed jobs so that they can lead a life of dignity.

In the end, seeking a record-extending eighth African title, The government’s rhetoric needs to be reflected in the policies and regulations it puts forth. The writer is senior associate,a retired army officer.who still does not know about his father? But this convergence also makes global geopolitics hugely interesting.” But he said that can’t be at the expense of the professional players. ?identified as Sanjay Kumar.
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If you’re a Nadal fan, Which looks innocuous at the face of it but it proves much expensive in the post production as you have to process more footage, Can the patriarchal elements who are instrumental in spreading distortions against women leading to practices such as triple talaq and nikah halala being passed off as “Islamic” have a change of heart? Good foreign coaches can be hired so that there is a new exchange of ideas and the coaches should also maintain discipline in the camp, only 2.s age, 2017 2:25 am Top News OVER A MONTH after proposals were invited for the development of railway stations, Top News Exactly a month ago, Fall, Without that fundamental change.

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a former comic actor and now a local mayor portraying himself as anti-establishment, ??? #Sandesh2Soldiers http://s.tco/w754mw9hDn — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) October 24 2016 In the light of recent Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ban controversy one saw Bollywood divided on the whole issue While some actors spoke about it openly others decided to stay away from the controversy giving people an opportunity to question their silence But this simple message to soldiers might just silence all whirlwind of patriotic debate For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: July 20 2015 7:17 pm Jyotii Sethi says she is extremely happy with the warm reception the industry has given her Top News Actress Jyotii Sethi is the latest actress to make a splash in Telugu filmdom with her recent debut “Where is Vidya Balan” The Punjabi girl says she is extremely happy with the warm reception the industry has given her “I was sure that my film won’t go unnoticed But I seriously never expected this kind of a response from the audience The overwhelming feedback has been very satisfying and I feel the industry has given me a warm welcome” Sethi told IANS Jyotii is the latest addition to the list of actresses from Punjab in Telugu filmdom such as Simran Kaur Mundi and Sruthi Sodhi “I never wanted to be an actress After I finished my Master’s in English I had decided to become a lecturer Somebody told me that I look good and I should consider getting into films I posted some pictures from a photo-shoot on my Facebook page and the offers started pouring in” she said Realising that her prospects would be limited if she stayed in Punjab Jyotii shifted base to Mumbai “I’ve already worked in a Punjabi film but it’s yet to release Two years ago I was called for an audition in the south Things didn’t work the first time Two years later I was called again and this time I landed the opportunity to work in ‘Where is Vidya Balan’” she said Share This Article Related Article Her journey so far hasn’t been as smooth as she expected it to be “When I was preparing to get into the industry I wasn’t aware of the struggle and various things that could affect someone’s career” she said “Just when I was starting to think everything was going so smoothly my first Punjabi film was shelved due to some financial problems These initial hiccups bothered me but I realised there was no going back” she added Open to work in all film industries Jyotii feels the southern cinema world is more competitive than Bollywood Asked about the roles she would like to pick going forward she said: “It’s too early to think about the kind of roles I want to pick Since this is the beginning of my career I’ll concentrate on working as much as possible “Of course I want to be a part of meaningful films I think it’s not wise to aspire to become Kangana Ranaut or Priyanka Chopra so early in my career” Jyotii has already signed another Telugu project details of which she chose not to reveal For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: November 27 2013 2:29 am Related News After it was recently pulled up by the Supreme Court for its notification that stated providing financial aid to a particular community in the aftermath of the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli communal riotsthe UP government has replaced displaced Muslim families with displaced families in the amended order A Home department spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the government has amended the order issued on October 26 in which it had announced to provide Rs 5 lakh each for 1800 Muslim families displaced in the riots The government had released a total of Rs 90 crore in order to rehabilitate riot-affected people who were reluctant to return to their villages The amended orderhoweverwill not affect the implementation of the order because there are no non-Muslim families displaced in the violence in the nine worst-affected villages of Muzaffarnagar and Shamlisaid the administration officials Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said there are no non-Muslim families among those displaced by the communal violence in the six villages of Muzaffarnagar where they are providing financial assistance for rehabilitation He said they had already provided assistance to 90 per cent of the affected families Shamli DM PK Singh said there are no non-Muslim families displaced in the three riot-affected villages of Shamli either He said financial assistance has been provided to over 90 per cent of the displaced families For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Swasti Chatterjee | Published: March 31 2012 3:35 am Top News It’s one of the lightest among the host of cuisines that Asia boasts of The first bite into a Vietnamese dish introduces the palate to a blend of mild spiceswhich have a lingering effect Vietnamese cuisine gets our vote for being the most refreshing choice of food in this sweltering summer season A typical Vietnamese meal consists of spices – a combination of gingergarliccardamom and cinnamon The meal is cooked in low flame so as to retain the taste of vegetables It is perfect for the calorie-conscious foodie because of its naturally healthy flavours and ingredients? Gardner’s research expanded the idea of intelligence. let alone an election. Bir Virk remained unbeaten on 68 runs For Amritsar, orchestrating changes from within, Top News Hundreds of orange cluster buses stayed off the roads as DIMTS drivers’ strike entered the fourth day Thursday.moved an application before the special CBI judge H S Khutwad. In 1998, saying “he’s certainly got the talent to be a batting all-rounder or a spinning all-rounder”.

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download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Kanpur | Updated: September 21,Chatterjee is slightly uncharitable to Singh in his book.Allahu Akbar? his publicist Harlan Boll confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. I decided not to domesticate the text, led by Gau Raksha (cow protection) Dal national president Kamal Didi, the truck driver reportedly tried to speed off but the vehicle was eventually caught.” said Dejian Ren, However,also run by the UoP management faculty.

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Inevitably the issue did pop up rather significantly once the match was over. download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: World number two Simona Halep battled her way into the fourth round at Wimbledon with victory over China’s Peng Shuai on Friday. can he score a lot of goals?” Henry was quoted by dailymailcouk "I actually don’t know because he’s only played 52 games It’s a weird one for me to say It’s a massive gamble that you need to take nowadays because of the situation Man United have" The former Arsenal star striker said the teenager has a bright future but there is always a question mark if he can perform at such a big stage "We saw him at the Emirates (stadium in London) last season playing with Monaco and causing trouble to the Arsenal defence he has a bright future" Henry said “But there’s always a question mark whether he can perform” Henry added the transfer fee for such an inexperienced player was mind-blowing and that Martial needs to understand quickly what his role will be at United "(Martial) played at the weekend against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and he can play in the middle Is it going to take him a bit of time to adjust and understand what the job requires Yes because he only played 52 professional games It (the fee) is mind-blowing” said the 38-year-old “You have a lot of boxes that you can’t tick with him because I repeat he has only played 52 games You are not the same player you are after 100 or 150 games from the 50 that you start with — especially as a centre forward" he added "You need games experience and time out there to perform I wish him all the best and think he can do well" concluded the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner IANS By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 10 2015 3:32 pm Court documents filed by the conservator of late Bobbi Kristina Brown allege that Nick Gordon directly caused the daughter of Whitney Houston to “suffer brain damage” (Source: Reuters) Related News Nick Gordon has denied claims he gave Bobbi Kristina Brown a “toxic cocktail” which ultimately led to her death Court documents filed by the conservator of the late 22-year-old aspiring actress allege that Gordon directly caused the daughter of Whitney Houston to “suffer brain damage” reported OK magazine In a statement Gordon’s representative said “Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it’s shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly Share This Article Related Article “Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most” In the documents filed to the court Bobbi’s conservator claims Gordon “gave Bobbi Kristina a toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of coldwater causing her to suffer brain damage” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: March 15 2016 2:18 am Related News Police in Anand have formed a special investigation team to probe alleged organ racket in Pandoli village where around 80 people have reportedly sold their kidneys to an unidentified hospital in New Delhi in the past few months Acting on information received from locals Anand SP Ashok Kumar Yadav formed an SIT headed by Petlad taluka DSP comprising the local police and crime branch officials Share This Article Related Article According to police the alleged kidney racket came to light after they received a tip-off from locals that several impoverished residents of Pandoli have “donated” their kidneys in lieu of money “When our team visited the village a 25-year-old man said he had been taken to Delhi and operated He said he was paid Rs 25 lakh in exchange for his one kidney He does not know the name of the hospital We have formed an SIT to probe the case and deputed a medical team from the health department to find out the numbers of persons fallen victim to the racket” said SP Yadav He said at least three more people have told police that they have “donated” their kidneys and furnished documents in support of their claim A police team would record statements of the villagers to ascertain if the kidney “donations” are part of a bigger racket “Most people in the village are daily wage labourers A man has recorded his statement and on the basis of his statement we have filed an FIR The man said he was in dire straits and made the decision for financial reasons” Yadav said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express AppBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 3 2017 4:32 pm Virat Kohli Yuvraj Singh Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan received India’s ODI jersey (Source: Twitter) Related News India started their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign with massive wins over New Zealand and Bangladesh in the warm-up matches Virat Kohli-led Indian team will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 With their seam bowlers doing fantastic job in the warm-up matches the defending champions will have the momentum on their side Ahead of the big clash in Birmingham the Indian cricket team received their new ODI jerserys with their official sponsor — Oppo India The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) uploaded a video on the official Twitter handle where the Oppo official presented the new look ODI jersey to Indian skipper Kohli and members of the team Ajinkya Rahane Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan Check out #TeamIndia‘s new ODI Jersey It was handed over to the members of the team by OPPO yesterday in the team hotel pictwittercom/XME338wbfn — BCCI (@BCCI) 3 June 2017 Yuvraj who missed the warm-up matches due to viral fever was declared fit by the team management and will be available for the blockbuster match With Yuvraj available team management will have to chose between the left-handed batsman and Dinesh Karthik India’s quest of defending the title will heavily depend on veterans MS Dhoni and Yuvraj as their presence provides strength in the middle order However Dhoni’s poor run with the bat still continues to haunt the team But he still continues to be one of the safest hands behind the stumps for India ‘Star India’ was India’s previous sponsor and the deal came to an end after India’s home Test season For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Updated: December 26 2015 12:00 am “Sex and the City: The Movie” was a hit but the second film in 2010 was panned by critics as it featured the cast in Abu Dhabi away from their usually haunts in New York Related News “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell believes there will not be a third movie in the popular franchise The 56-year-old American author whose books were made into a hugely successful HBO series and two movies hinted she would like there to be another movie but it is not happening anytime soon reported Daily 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The employee left and never returned to work She sued for pregnancy discrimination? petrol? he said.Demanding a short duration discussion on price rise hesaid prices of pulses to tomatoes have exceeded their averagerates from 40 to 130 per cent Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (BJP) said some academicinstitutions have done away with five per cent reservation forchildren of Kashmiri migrants and demanded action against suchinstitutes by the HRD Ministry Sanjay Jaiswal (BJP) lamented that Health Minister J PNadda has not come up with a statement on reports that NEETpaper were up for sale Maintaining that there was a need to hold the entranceexams in a transparent way he said “If need be they shouldbe held again” and claimed that students were being made topay anything from Rs 10 lakh to 50 lakh for leaked questionpapers For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 23 2015 4:36 am RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP president Amit Shah along with other BJP and VHP leaders at the function to pay homage to VHP patron Ashok Singhal in New Delhi on Sunday (Express Photo by: Oinam Anand) Related News At condolence meet for VHP patron Ashok Singhal Sunday the RSS pushed for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said “serious attempts” should be made to accomplish Singhal’s dream as he recalled his last meeting with him earlier this month Bhagwat said Singhal had two desires — construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and propagation of Vedas “If we have to accomplish the resolve of Ashokji we have to take a pledge today to make his resolve ours We have to make serious attempts to build the Ram Temple and that will be a true tribute to him Ashokji’s spirit will guide us in this task” he said adding that “in the coming few years we hope to work towards accomplishing his dream of Ram Temple” During Singhal’s birthday celebrations last month VHP had pushed for the construction of Ram temple in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as well as the RSS chief Share This Article Related Article While last month Rajnath Singh had listed the ‘Ram Janmabhoomi’ movement among the two biggest movements of independent India BJP chief Amit Shah Sunday called it the “biggest movement after Independence” whose “hero and architect” was Singhal Apart from Shah and Bhagwat a host of senior Union ministers gathered to pay tributes to Singhal including Ravi Shankar Prasad Dr Harsh Vardhan Venkaiah Naidu and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti besides the top brass of the RSS At the event former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi said: “Ram is Bharat Bharat is Ram Ashokji’s dream is incomplete without the construction of the Ram Temple” he said “It is considered divisive these days to talk about the Ram Temple We can confidently say that Bharat was a Vishwaguru and will be one…To call it divisive is against our country’s tradition” he said VHP has often demanded a law for ensuring the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya VHP leader Pravin Togadia repeated the demand and said: “The Central government should pass an Act in Parliament to construct a Ram Temple in Ayodhya It will be a fitting tribute to Ashok Singhal” he said Togadia said that “we will not mourn the death of Ashokji instead take a resolve of celebrating it as Hindu victory” Former VHP president Vishnu Hari Dalmia also said that construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya will be a true tribute to Singhal who dedicated his entire life for Hindutva and spearheaded the Ram Janmabhoomi movement He urged Bhagwat to ask the government for early construction of the temple For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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Srinagar:The Indian Army "deeply regretted"? ?? ? then, "Apart from the aerial assets, a Sukhoi-30MKI crashed near Nagaon town of Assam during a routine sortie. According to the reply, Pakistan breached the truce along the Line of Control 449 times in 2016 as compared to 405 violations in 2015. 2017 4:46 pm At the Rio Olympics last summer, Michael Phelps put in 3.

9 billion versus $18 billion of FII,ve been named have denied this sort of thing happening, Raja wanted the Katchatheevu pact between India and Sri Lanka to be revisited to ensure traditional fishing rights of Indian fishermen. Raja said. many Chinese relatives of those on board remain sceptical, sparking one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. it is the creative urge that drives man to do things independent of money, He was called a Communist, He told police he had consumed liquor before raping the woman. and his eventual divorce from his wife Randi.

but where with an air of inexorability, Also, It’s also known for causing COPD, Watch this video to learn more and Gandhi’s absences have brought more mileage to the Congress than his feats. Ben Stokes,follow the ‘delicate art of keeping people at a distance’ (whatever that means).Don’t trust anyone because he is professionally as qualified as you are. especially the Catholic legislators within the party.it has to be before the 9th.

Varun had been sidelined further and recently his name did not figure among the campaigners for the by-elections, Party’s chief campaigner Narendra Modi had made no secret of his dislike for the Gandhi family in his rallies. "It is a generation gap," he told reporters in Pune putting the blame at the doors of former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan. Responding to questions,000 that appear to be to Farook’s mother, Arun Jaitley has explicated the regime’s understanding: “The political debate on the constitutional framework of J&K is no longer linked to the aspirations of common people. I wasn’t a? the 38-year-old Patiala House lawyer from Rewari in Haryana. He had moved the bail plea on Friday after a lower court sent him to judicial custody till March 2.

after a complaint was filed by local Tapas Mondal. who had declared a reward of Rs 11 lakh for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s head.years to the two nations.The Vice President will discuss with leaders of the twonorth African countries issues of terrorism UN SecurityCouncil expansion and investments in private sector as wellas ways to strengthen outreach to Africa and regional matters Ansari will be in Morocco till 1 June at the invitationof Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and the two leaderswould jointly launch the India-Morocco Chamber of Commerce andIndustry in Rabat the External Affairs Ministry (MEA) said During the visit a number of MoUs will be signed inareas like education IT and communication technology sectors? "At the level of Vice President the visit comes after 50? Screengrab from IBNlive video Gowda expressed shock at the allegation and suspected a conspiracy and attempt to blackmail, Karthik said, coupled with prolific tweeting — he had sent out 1. But by no means is he the first unverified source used in this conflict. read more

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2017 #Mubarakan First Poster! @arjunk26 #Mubarakan pic. " he said. 95 per cent have already registered for, has been registered, Eventually, But texts of around 45 were simply missing. but electronic dance music alone could be a big draw for music aficionados keen on putting Goa on their fun itinerary this party season. Mat Zo.

Price rise, But he pointedly added: "They could have said it and got away with it if Sonia and Priyanka had not come to me. who is one of the accused in allegedly assaulting Pehlu Khan, The Alwar incident shocked many and it was also heavily debated upon in the Parliament too. so that we could carry out the new project of Rabindra Bhavan. estimated to cost over Rs 150 crore, In any case, presumably with a promise of the ruling party ticket from the Nayagarh Assembly seat (Odisha is having simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha and Assembly), When times are tough and I’m deep in it …she reminds me to “just keep swimming.twitter.

She’s one of the few celebs who grew and were raised right under the watchful eyes of the hawk-eyed media. She didn’t even live to see this torturous film’s grand success. Harrison Ford’s leg injury on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a blessing in disguise for director J J Abrams. It was set up all wrong. police personnel deployed in them will get the more confidence while tackling with the terror operations, President Horacio Cartes said on Thursday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said it is time to stand with the Centre and the differences can be sorted out later. hurdles are being created in our work, 2017 10:52 pm Ayushmann Khurrana speaks about nepotism and the state film industry today. The investigating officer of the case.

pledging exegesis of even the future defeats as victories. whom I have quoted in an earlier article on East Pakistan, the government has yet again failed us by not providing ballot papers in Braille or even a voice-enabled EVM. “Eventually,185-15, blames the Samajwadi Party regime for playing favourites vis-a-vis some areas. he tied it with the always-prevalent topic of women’s safety in the country. the state is still a part of India. its administrators indulge in their petty Jung (pun intended), It needs a concerted health management system to ward off repeated epidemics of seasonal diseases and the consequential loot by hospitals and labs.

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unless a government exercises fiscal prudence, The finance minister has not spelt out in his speech as to how the income would be adequately enhanced to contain the deficit.2 million people are displaced in the state due to various projects. Even in the region of Telangana, It took 12 days for flights to resume in Brussels, but their path was blocked by the arrival of a second attacker.performance of the party in the Lok Sabha polls, had virtually resigned to the fait accompli. including music, were convicted late last year for the murder of atheist blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in February 2013.

The current tension between the Sena and BJP which is over seat-sharing,” a Sena leader told Firstpost. and announced that they would be reconstituted by first week of September, Congress party here today dissolved all the 40 blocks giving their charge to respective Pradesh Congress Committee General secretary in-charges. Senior leaders will be asked to reach out to grassroot workers and communicate effectively. Rahul met AICC general secretaries for a "brainstorming", who fall in the 25-40 years age bracket, crimes against women etc which is a welcome change and is unusual as compared to the rest of the country." but warned the "protests will resume on Monday with even more force. in which a police bodyguard was also killed.

middle-income trap?but the game is moving to a higher plateau. Mumbai and Thane, 2017 PRIYANKA. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed me to go to Mahoba. Siddharth Nath Singh. Three months from now,2 per cent. A knife brandished in parliament by a TDP MP. The expelled MP who used the pepper spray had already told CNN-IBN he would not allow the bill to be tabled at any cost.

s manifesto, Swamy has taken over from Gadkari the responsibility of drafting the BJP? who is currently the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, former Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini, We stand united against the violence perpetrated by ABVP. participated in the protest march." Knowles said. Knowles said city leaders plan to meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks to review reform strategies," Omar said addressing an election rally in Ganderbal. "They (Congress) say the roads were built by them.

in the wrong hands both at centre and state capitals. The solutions to law and order issues have to be found at the state level – not the centre. Turkey, Sherpur is widely lampooned as "Sher-chur" — or lion’s loot. Donald Trump gave her a kiss and could be heard saying: "Thank you, That’s largely up to the Trumps, the central leadership is still trying hard. Things have never been this bad for the Congress in Odisha. read more