Important notice regarding Schengen visa waiver

LocalNews Important notice regarding Schengen visa waiver by: Dominica Vibes News – June 2, 2015 Share Sharing is caring! 227 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Further to the signing of a visa waiver agreement between the European Union and the Commonwealth of Dominica on 28 May 2015, the Embassy of France in Saint Lucia has advised that travelers must ensure that their documents are in order.The visa-waiver agreement allows nationals to stay in Schengen states for ninety (90) days over a period of one hundred and eighty days (180) allows bearers of ordinary, official or diplomatic Dominican passports to travel to Schengen states.The visa exempt applies for entry into Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Separate agreements still have to be signed for Iceland, Norway and Switzerland and it does not apply for entry into Ireland (Rep.) and the United Kingdom, as other regulations apply. The Embassy of France in St Lucia has advised travelers’ that “verification upon arrival may be randomly carried out by immigration staff at Schengen ports of entry”.As such, “it is therefore highly recommended to be in possession of most of the documents previously required to obtain a visa”.These documents include “specifically: Job letter, Paid return ticket to country of residence, Proof of financial means, Proof of accommodation and Travel/health insurance”.The public is also reminded that the Schengen area does not comprise the French overseas territories; therefore a visa may still be required to enter these territories according to the applicant’s nationality.“Persons who have recently applied for and obtained a Schengen visa through this Embassy are hereby advised that this Embassy will not be liable to refund visas already issued in prevision of a travel to take place after the visa exemption comes into force, this Embassy being required to apply visa regulations as they are at the time the visa enquiry/application is made and regardless of when applicants are due to travel,” the Embassy noted.The short stay visa-waiver also applies to nationals of Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. read more

5G NR mmWave Prototype to Accelerate Mobile Deployments for Smartphones

first_imgQualcomm Technologies has demonstrated 5G NR mmWave prototype system based on the 5G New Radio (NR) Release-15 specifications being developed by 3GPP. The prototype system, which operates in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum bands above 24 GHz, demonstrates how advanced 5G NR mmWave technologies can be utilized to deliver robust mobile broadband communications at multi-gigabit-per-second data rates in real-world mobile environments. The prototype system also showcases the Company’s optimized mmWave RF Front-end design in a smartphone form-factor to test and trial real-world mmWave challenges, such as device and hand-blocking.The prototype system will employ Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna technology with adaptive analog beamforming and beam tracking/steering techniques, which is required for robust and sustained mobile broadband communications in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environments and device mobility. With support for 800 MHz bandwidth and advanced 5G NR technologies including LDPC channel coding for data channels, the prototype system is designed to support peak download speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second.There is clear and growing global industry interest for deploying advanced 5G NR technologies already in 2019, including mmWave, in mobility applications to meet increasing mobile broadband needs and emerging use cases. For consumers, enhanced mobile broadband supported by 5G NR will bring unprecedented immediacy, enhancing media consumption, improving media generation, enabling immersive virtual/augmented reality, and offering even faster access to rich information.The Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G NR mmWave prototype system will be utilized in upcoming 3GPP-based 5G NR interoperability testing and over-the-air trials with infrastructure vendors and network operators starting in the second half of 2017. Additionally, mobile device OEMs will have an opportunity to gain an early start in optimizing their devices for the unique challenges associated with integrating 5G NR mmWave technologies in form-factor accurate devices. The testing and trials intend to drive the mobile ecosystem toward rapid validation and commercialization of 5G NR mmWave technologies at scale. Qualcomm Technologies will utilize learning from this testing and trials to help drive the ongoing development of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G multimode modem family to help support timely commercial mobile network launches anticipated in 2019 based on the global 3GPP 5G NR standard.The prototype system incorporates insights gained through extensive over-the-air testing completed over the last eighteen months utilizing the existing Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G mmWave prototype system based on the Company’s proprietary design. It adds to their existing 5G NR sub-6 GHz prototype system, operating at mid-band spectrum from 3.3 GHz to 5.0 GHz, which was utilized to demonstrate the Company’s first 5G NR connection in February of this year.Mobile World Congress Americas attendees can view demonstrations of Qualcomm Technologies’ mmWave and sub-6 GHz prototype systems in the Qualcomm booth in South Hall, booth S.216.last_img read more

Daquis returning to Petron in PSL?

first_img[/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Daquis returning to Petron in PSL?’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – After being released to free agency following the decision of the RC Cola-Army Lady Troopers to take leave from the Philippine Superliga, Rachel Anne Daquis could be headed back to the Petron Tri-Activ Spikers.A source told Panay News that the former Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws star is close to an agreement with the Tri-Activ Spikers, which she bannered to the 2015 PSL All-Filipino Conference title.The possible arrival of Daquis could be a welcome addition for head coach Ceseal delos Santos of the Tri-Activ Spikers following the departure of Maica Morada, Iumi Yongco, Cherry Nunag, Mary Grace Masangkay, and Christine Joy Rosario.Morada, Yongco and Nunag are reportedly headed to the Cignal HD Spikers to reunite with head coach George Pascua, while Rosario decided to discontinue her volleyball career to pursue her dream to become a flight attendant.The 29-year-old Daquis may team up with Ilonggas Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and April Ross Hingpit, as well as Shiela Pineda, Carmina Aganon, Frances Molina, Jennylyn Reyes, and Mayette Zapanta at the Tri-Activ Spikers camp.The Lady Troopers were forced not to participate in the upcoming Philippine Superliga season with almost half of its players set to undergo an eight-month military training program with the Philippine Army./PN[/av_textblock]last_img read more

Podcast: NEOSI Presents ‘CavsLand’ with Matt Medley and Brandon Larador

first_img Related TopicsCavsNBA Join Matt Medley and Brandon Larador this week in on our new weekly Cavaliers Podcast – “CavsLand”. The Cavs are 7-1 as of November 11, 2015, and today Brandon and Matt discuss the impressive start and debate whether it’s sustainable, as well as recap recent games and preview the upcoming schedule… Awesome music and random fantasy basketball trash talking featured as well. Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Top 20 WrestleMania Non-Main Event Matches

first_imgIt’s the busiest week of the year in the world of professional wrestling, with WrestleMania 33 this weekend in Orlando, and plenty of great events before the show on Sunday kicks off at 5pm Eastern.Since the first WrestleMania in 1985 at Madison Square Garden, there’s been tons of great matches to speak of, along with a lot of stinkers along the way.The term ‘main event’ was a natural for Mania since it’s start 32 years ago, but it seems like as of late the card has been built around 4-5 matches, and this year is no different, with lots of matches that are being looked at as ‘highlight’ matches on the card.Of course if you think ‘main event’ this year, that’s likely going to go to Brock Lesnar vs Goldberg for the WWE Universal Title, and it should be the final match on the card.Today though we take a special trip down memory lane, as we count down 20 non-main event matches that stole the show. You’ll see a trend as certain names appear over and over on this list, but there’s no doubt that if you think of ‘great’ Mania matches, you’ll probably remember most of these.So enjoy reliving these historic matches, the “Top 20 WrestleMania Non-Main Event Matches.” Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Related TopicsHulk HoganRandy SavageShawn MichaelsThe RockUndertakerWrestleManiaWWE Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedelast_img read more

UWF Softball Prepares for Final Regular Season Test

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – After a three-game weekend sweep of West Georgia and West Alabama, the Argonaut softball team has clinched a tournament berth in next week’s Gulf South Conference tournament. This weekend, West Florida will wrap up their final regular season series at No. 7 Valdosta State in what may be considered a preview for the upcoming postseason. VSU took two from the Argos in their first meeting last week, winning both games 1-0. The Lady Blazers are hitting .379 as a team, but were outhit 13-11 by the Argos in the twin bill.  After last week’s play, Valdosta has taken over the GSC leader position with 46-7 mark on the season, 21-2 in the GSC. The two conference losses were handed to VSU by Alabama-Huntsville and West Alabama earlier in the season.West Florida enters the weekend 40-13, 15-9 in conference competition, and are led by the reigning GSC East Pitcher of the Week, Jillian Lafrance. VSU’s Brianna Collis ranks No. 18 in the nation with a 1.04 ERA, just above Lafrance’s 1.11. The UWF pitching staff holds their opponents to a .212 at the plate and has combined for 383 strikeouts that lead the league. The Argos remain at the No. 4 spot in the South Region rankings that are led by Alabama-Huntsville and Valdosta State in the first and second spots, respectively. West Florida looks to the weekend series with VSU to prepare for the upcoming Gulf South tournament, in hopes to pursue a ticket to the NCAA tournament. The doubleheader with the Lady Blazers is slated for Sunday, April 26th at 3:00 pm EST, and will be available through live broadcast and stats at Friendly Version UWF Softball Prepares for Final Regular Season Test UWF Softball (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img Sharelast_img read more

UWF unable to hold on against Barry, loses 58-55

first_imgUWF unable to hold on against Barry, loses 58-55 Share Emily Erland totaled nine points and five rebounds on Saturday (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s basketball team led Barry 22-11 going into half time, but the Buccaneers came back in the second half shooting 57.1 percent from behind the arc as UWF fell 58-55 in the final women’s game of the McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic Saturday at the UWF Field House.After Barry (2-0) came back to lead 48-45 with 6:03 remaining in the game, UWF’s freshman guard Baylie Bridges (Leesburg, Fla./Leesburg HS) scored seven unanswered points on a 3-pointer, a pair of free throws and a layup to put the Argos (0-2) up 52-48 with 4:40 remaining in the game.The Bucs tied the game after a jumper and a layup followed by a free throw to complete a three-point-play before sending Argo senior Emily Erland (Pegram, Tenn./Harpeth HS) to the charity line. Erland tied the game 53-53 on her first free throw but missed her second with 1:51 on the clock.The Argos went 0-for-4 from the field as Barry built a five-point lead while going 5-for-5 from the free-throw line in the final minute of play to hold a 58-53 lead with five seconds on the clock. The Argos’ Toynetta Johnson (Pascagoula, Miss/Pearl River CC) made a layup as the clock expired but it wouldn’t be enough as UWF remained winless this season.Barry shot 11.8% from the field and 14.3% from behind the arc in the first half, but came back to shoot 40.6% from the field in the second half and 57.1% from three-point range. After a layup from Druding to start the second half, Barry went on a 15-0 run that included five 3’s on six attempts to take the lead 29-24 with 16:30 on the clock.Bridges led the way for UWF, scoring 12 points and recording three assists, and Jaymie Druding (Orchard Park, N.Y./Maine) added 10 points in the loss. Standing at 5-feet-6-inches, Johnson recorded a team-high 13 rebounds and six assists.UWF will be back in action with a pair of games at the North Georgia Tip-Off Classic Nov. 16-17 in Dahlonega, Ga. UWF will play Georgia State & College first and then North Georgia the following day. Both games will be at 4 p.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS#Newspaper Box ScoreBarry vs West Florida11/10/12 2:00 p.m. at Pensacola, Fla.At Pensacola, Fla.BARRY 58, WEST FLORIDA 55BARRY (2-0)EULE, Colette 6-12 10-11 25; PEREZ, Jackie 5-13 0-1 14; FRONTINO, Amanda4-15 1-2 12; DIXON, Dominique 1-9 0-0 2; PISCONERI, Danika 0-11 2-4 2;SCHAHCZINSKI, Emily 1-1 0-0 2; JENKINS, Alesha 0-3 1-2 1; HARDY, Tyler 0-20-0 0. Totals 17-66 14-20 58.WEST FLORIDA (0-2)Bridges, Baylie 4-11 2-2 12; Druding, Jaymie 4-7 2-4 10; Erland, Emily 3-63-4 9; Vette, Hanna 3-10 0-0 8; Miller, Raquel 3-11 0-0 6; Wigfall, Jasmine2-4 2-2 6; Johnson, Toynetta 2-14 0-0 4; Gradel, Sarah 0-0 0-0 0; Hughes,Kelseigh 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-65 9-12 55.Barry…………………….   11   47  –   58West Florida………………   22   33  –   553-point goals–Barry 10-28 (PEREZ, Jackie 4-11; FRONTINO, Amanda 3-8; EULE,Colette 3-5; HARDY, Tyler 0-1; DIXON, Dominique 0-3), West Florida 4-21(Bridges, Baylie 2-7; Vette, Hanna 2-8; Erland, Emily 0-1; Johnson, Toynetta0-5). Fouled out–Barry-None, West Florida-Erland, Emily. Rebounds–Barry 48(FRONTINO, Amanda 13), West Florida 51 (Johnson, Toynetta 13).Assists–Barry 13 (DIXON, Dominique 5), West Florida 12 (Johnson, Toynetta6). Total fouls–Barry 9, West Florida 17. Technical fouls–Barry-None, WestFlorida-None. A-221McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off ClassicPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

No. 1 UWF match at Florida Southern ends in 0-0 tie after weather delay

first_img No. 1 UWF was playing its fourth consecutive road match to open the 2013 season Sunday    LAKELAND, Fla. – The No. 1 West Florida women’s soccer team’s match at Florida Southern ended in a 0-0 tie after inclement weather forced play to end with 2:12 remaining in regulation.The Argonauts had outshot the Moccasins 8-7 but were unable to capitalize on their opportunities in the first 87 minutes of play. UWF (2-0-2) took seven corners to FSC’s (0-3-1) three before the delay.UWF was playing on the road for their fourth consecutive match and playing in their first match against a non-ranked opponent in 2013. The Argos’ previous match against No. 16 Rollins Sept. 13 also was delayed by inclement weather for one hour and 15 minutes before play resumed.Sunday, UWF’s defense held strong as Argo senior Sarah Story (Hoover, Ala./Darton) made just three saves without having to move from her position.The Argos will host NAIA Cumberland (Tenn.) Saturday Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. in their home opener at the UWF Soccer Complex.For information on all UWF athletics, visit                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)                        2013 West Florida Women’s Soccer         #1 West Florida vs Florida Southern (09/15/13 at Lakeland, FL) West Florida (2-0-2) vs. Florida Southern (0-3-1) Date: 09/15/13      Attendance: 138 Weather: 90, partly cloudy, 12 mph wind Goals by period       1  2  Tot ——————————- West Florida……..  0  0 –  0 Florida Southern….  0  0 –  0  SCORING SUMMARY: Shots: West Florida 8, Florida Southern 7 Saves: West Florida 3 (Sarah Story 3), Florida Southern 1 (Erin Moseley 1) Game halted with 2:12 remaining due to weather Print Friendly Version No. 1 UWF match at Florida Southern ends in 0-0 tie after weather delaycenter_img Sharelast_img read more

Saito gets table tennis record win

first_imgIto notched her 100th win of the event in 2002.Saito lost to Kenichi Matsubuchi 9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 5-11, 11-7 in the next round. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kiyoshi Saito set another Japanese table tennis record when he picked up his 101st career singles win at the national championships Thursday.The 47-year-old, who has won a record eight national singles titles, broke a tie with 100-match female winner Kazuko Ito by defeating Shusei Tanimoto 11-7, 14-12, 11-2 in the first round at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Fudo holds nerve to claim 50th win

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES ICHIHARA, CHIBA PREF. – Joint overnight leader Yuri Fudo held steady to claim her 50th Japan LPGA Tour victory at the Cyber Agent Ladies on Sunday.Fudo shot a 4-under-par 68 to capture her second consecutive win of the campaign, closing out at 10-under 206, three shots clear of last year’s winner Shin Ji Yai of South Korea. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img The 34-year-old from Kumamoto is only the fourth player on the JLPGA Tour to post 50 wins after Hisako Higuchi, Ayako Okamoto and Taiwan’s Tu Ai-yu.“When I heard it was my 50th win I thought ‘Have I really won that many titles,’?” said Fudo. “The win that sticks in my mind most is my first (at the 1999 Itoen Ladies).”A six-time money title winner in Japan, Fudo won the Nishijin Ladies Classic in front of her home fans a fortnight ago and sat out last week’s Fujisankei Ladies Classic. last_img read more

It’s go time: Ole Miss takes on Boise State tonight

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Trey Bledsoe catches some passes during a drill on Wednesday August. 20 Session ID: 2020-09-18:3588d498abe2affa35ac1587 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-745014-3749711333001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.OXFORD – It’s time.Time to get started with the season. Time to see what No. 18 Ole Miss really has in store for 2014. Time to play Boise State at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (7 p.m, ESPN).Game preview: No. 18 Ole Miss vs. Boise StateNkemdiche, other top SEC prospects poised for big yearThe Rebels are, in a word, ready. They have been, truthfully, for about a week now.“Everybody is bouncing off the walls right now,” defensive end C.J. Johnson said.“We’re tired of hitting each other every single day,” tight end Evan Engram admitted.“I can’t look back on any other season and say we’re as far along as we are now,” safety Cody Prewitt acknowledged.Even coach Hugh Freeze, who spent each of his first two training camps at Ole Miss worrying about whether the team was understanding the offensive and defensive systems being installed, said he is ready for kickoff.“I found myself (Sunday) feeling very anxious to get going,” Freeze said.There’s a reason why this training camp, with the notable exception of two season-ending injuries at the cornerback position, has gone so smoothly. Ole Miss brought back 16 starters, nine of them on defense. It has more top-end talent, from Prewitt (a returning All-American) to quarterback Bo Wallace (the SEC’s leading returning passer) to that super group of sophomores, than it typically has had. And it’s experienced enough success (15 wins in the last two seasons, including a pair of bowl games) to want more, and enough heartbreakingly close losses to learn hard lessons.“We played so many young kids last year,” Freeze said. “We’re playing young kids this year too. But I do think the leadership in our locker room has changed, and I think just that another year in the program and staying together and the coaching staff staying together and the continuity and the confidence that is expressed around our building makes those kids feel that way.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDcenter_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:30f7a14c87e204a3347e17cc Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-993502-3749921002001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.All that being said, success is not guaranteed. The Broncos are, at least on paper, not the program that once won a Fiesta Bowl. Longtime coach Chris Petersen left for Washington, but new coach Bryan Harsin is experienced in Boise State’s ways and has vowed a return to that kind of program identity.If Ole Miss does not play well, if it turns the ball over or lets Boise State complete a few long passes downfield, the game could get a lot closer than 10.5-point spread.Or it could be just step 1 and, as Prewitt said, “a really good opportunity for us to really set the season off to a really fast start and good start.”“I tell everybody it is our coming-out party,” wide receiver Laquon Treadwell said. “This is the new normal. We’re going to show everybody what we’re about this year.”Contact Hugh Kellenberger at (601) 961-7291 or Follow @HKellenbergerCL on Twitter.18 Ole Miss vs. Boise State» 7 p.m. today, ESPNlast_img read more

No. 1 USC ready for challenge against No. 9 Duke

first_imgDURHAM, N.C. – Dawn Staley had a lot of success against Duke University during her playing days at Virginia.Now her nationally No. 1 ranked women’s basketball team gets its first crack against the Blue Devils when the teams meet Sunday at 1 p.m. in a game broadcast nationally on ESPN2“It is the first time we’re going to face a really hostile crowd,” said USC senior forward Aleighsha Welch. “I think everybody in here kind of has heard about the hype of what Cameron Indoor Stadium can bring.“It’s exciting, though. We’ve worked up to this point to prepare ourselves for this game. For us to be on the road, I think it will be a true testament to where we are right now.”The Gamecocks enter the contest against Duke with a 7-0 record, while the ninth-ranked Blue Devils (5-2) have dropped their last two games.Duke 6-foot-3 senior center Elizabeth Williams, a three-time AP All-American has missed the Blue Devils’ last two games with an ankle injury. She is listed as day-to-day.“She’s a great player,” Welch said. “I give her all the respect in the world. We do know she is coming off an injury so it will interesting to see how that goes. But we just know, no matter who plays, we just need to do what we need to do to handle business.”“We’re preparing for her to play,” Staley said. “She has been out for a week now. Usually your ankle feels a little bit better in a week and it feels a lot better when you drop two games.“Duke will be ready to play us and our players will be up for the challenge.”Playing their last game prior to exams, the Gamecocks will face a new phenomenon against Duke – a taller squad that leads the nation in rebounding.The Blue Devils have seven athletes 6-foot-3 or taller. Carolina, which relies on its inside game, will have to find a way to combat Duke’s height advantage.“The game is going to be decided from a rebounding standpoint and points in the paint,” Staley said. “Our ability to continue to score in the paint, our ability to still be able to shoot those outside shots to keep them honest.“Duke is not a team that sits back and packs it in. I hope they do, but, if they don’t and play the way they usually play, we’ll have opportunities to score inside, to penetrate it and get open looks outside as well.”Although this is the beginning of a hectic period for the Gamecocks, Staley admits this was a matchup she and her team could not ignore.“It has really been a tough week for us, from a physical standpoint and, mentally, they’re preparing for finals,” said Staley. “But to pass up an opportunity to play a top 10 team in the country on the road, I think this is the moment college basketball is all about being a student athlete and being able to balance.“They’re being challenged in what it takes to be a student-athlete.”last_img read more

Team Dalton now has a logo

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – As support grows and more prayers go up for young cancer patient Dalton Brown, he now has a logo.  WLAF’s Aaron Hopkins created the look for the high schooler over the weekend.  Dalton was diagnosed with cancer week before last. Dalton is number 23 for the J. Frank White Academy basketball team, and Aaron used his team colors along with the color orange for leukemia in the creation.  You can follow Dalton’s progress on Facebook.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/11/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

We will love Formula 1 forever, said Claire Williams –

first_imgThe British stable was founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams together with Sir Patrick Head. During 43 years and 739 grand prizes, the team won 114 races, 312 podiums, 128 pole positions, but above all seven world championship titles and won the Constructors’ Cup nine times.In recent years, however, the Grove stable has struggled with financial problems until it was sold at the end of August this year to the American capital company Dorilton Capital.The race at Monza, Italy, was the last event for founder Claire Williams’ daughter as deputy (but de facto boss) team boss. The Williams family retires from the British team after this race.The team will now be led by Matthew Savage (Chairman of the Board of Dorilton Capital), Darren Fultz (co-founder and CEO since 2018) and James Matthews (Head of Investment Consulting at Eden Rock Group).“It was a huge privilege and an honor to work with everyone on our incredible team. But for Frank, for myself and every member of the Williams family, I would like to thank everyone on our team, past and present, for everything they have done for us over the years, “said Williams.“They are real fighters of this team and we wish them much success in the future. We would also like to thank all our fans around the world who have supported us for so many years.“Our time in this sport was a huge privilege, we leave with many memories, we have experienced ups and downs, triumphs and adversity, we will love Formula One forever,” Williams concluded.last_img read more

De Kock has moved on from Warner altercation ahead of T20 series

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa captain Quinton de Kock says both he and Australia batsman David Warner have moved on from their altercation two years ago in a ferociously contested test series that culminated in the “Sandpapergate” scandal. De Kock and Warner were involved in a fierce verbal exchange in which Warner had to be restrained in a stairwell as the players left the field at tea on the fourth day of the first test in Durban in March 2018.Warner said at the time that De Kock made “a comment that was vile and disgusting and about my wife,” but his role in the fracas that followed earned him a $13,500 fine and three demerit points.It was in the next test in Cape Town that a fired-up Warner was the alleged mastermind behind a plot to alter the condition of the ball using sandpaper, for which he and captain Steve Smith were banned for a year by Cricket Australia, and Cameron Bancroft for nine months. But as they prepare to meet again in the first of three Twenty20 Internationals in Johannesburg today, De Kock says he harbours no bitterness towards Warner.“We haven’t had any conversations, but I think both of us have moved on,” he told reporters yesterday. “We both just love to play the game really hard. I don’t think anything will happen, we will just carry on with the way we need to go about things.“If a player on either side decides to take an opponent on, then maybe that fierceness from both teams will reignite. But will both continue to just play the game hard.” De Kock has replaced Faf du Plessis as captain across all three formats of the game, but is pleased to have the experienced batsman back in the side after the latter was rested for the T20 and One-Day International series against England this month.“It’s great to have him back, he is excited about going forward now,” De Kock said. “He understands he has a big role to play for us, is still seen as a leader among us and is one of our senior players in the team.”De Kock’s schedule has been relentless for South Africa in the last few years, but he says he is not ready for a rest. “The captaincy has kept my energy up, in time I will get the chance to sit down, I’m sure. But for now there is a bigger picture on hand for myself,” he said.last_img read more

CPL partner with ICSS to combat match-fixing, fraud

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Caribbean Premier League organisers have collaborated with independent non-profit body, the International Centre for Sport Security, to tackle corruption in the upcoming tournament bowling off here next Tuesday. Through its Sport Integrity Unit, the Qatar-based organisation will provide technical assistance to the CPL throughout the tournament to help combat match-fixing and betting fraud.A sports integrity hotline will be set up to detect and trace corruption and will be part of a monitoring system implemented for each of the tournament’s 33 games, which will target “suspicious betting patterns and manipulation of sports results”.“We are delighted to welcome the ICSS as an integral part of our overall security and competition integrity management,” said Andy Murphy, CPL’s head of security.  “The Hero CPL will benefit immensely from the professional support that the ICSS offers, and we are delighted to welcome the ICSS as an additional layer of security and oversight.“The ICSS will become an integral part of our operational planning and will support our extensive network of partner organisations throughout the Caribbean and beyond to ensure we have a successful competition.”The CPL has emerged as one of the high profile Twenty20 franchise tournaments on the international cricket calendar since its debut in 2013. Featuring six franchises, the tournament attracts some of the world’s leading players and last year boasted over 300 million in combined broadcast and digital viewership. And with corruption now a focal point in the modern game, the ICSS said the partnership with CPL reflected foresight and awareness on behalf of organisers and also served as a warning to potential threats.“The Caribbean is an important region for the ICSS and it is a privilege for the ICSS team to have this opportunity to work with the CPL, and their partners, to support them in the protection of their competition,” said Fred Lord, director of the SIU’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Operations.“This proactive action taken by the CPL sends a strong message to the organised criminal syndicates who are focused on corrupting and manipulating sport for their own financial gains. “It shows that the CPL is aware of the imminent risks it faces and is prepared to ensure that the highest levels of safeguards have been put in place to deter corrupt and criminal behaviour.”For the first time this year, all matches in the CPL will be played in Trinidad due to the limitations on travel imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.Queen’s Park Oval in the capital and the Brian Lara Stadium in Couva, central Trinidad, will serve as the two playing venues, with fans barred from attendance as per health protocols governing the tournament.last_img read more

2017 Orioles preview: Jonathan Schoop

first_imgWith Opening Day less than three weeks away, we’ll take a look at a member of the 2017 Orioles every day as they try to return to the postseason for the fourth time in six years.Manny Machado Kevin Gausman Adam Jones Darren O’Day Seth Smith Mike Wright Caleb Joseph Donnie Hart2B Jonathan SchoopOpening Day age: 25Contract status: Under club control through the 2019 season2016 stats: .267/.298/.454, 25 HR, 82 RBI, 82 R, 1 SB, 647 PAWhy to be impressed: In addition to hitting 25 long balls for the first time, Schoop increased his walk rate and lowered his strikeout rate, which are improvements an aggressive hitter needs to make in his mid-20s. His .688 on-base plus slugging percentage against left-handers in 2016 doesn’t sound like much, but it represented major improvement from his .573 mark against southpaws the previous year.Why to be concerned: After posting an .847 OPS in the first half of 2016, Schoop slumped after the All-Star break with a .643 mark and batted just .196 in the final month of the season, perhaps an effect of playing all 162 games. He still only walked 3.2 percent of the time in 2016, which is 2.6 percent worse than even Adam Jones and illustrates how much his impatience limits his ceiling as a hitter. 2017 outlook: Schoop is often overlooked because of the remarkable development of Manny Machado, but he’s come a long way over his three full major league seasons and can still get better if he improves his plate discipline and contact rate. Manager Buck Showalter should try to give Schoop an occasional day off in an effort to avoid the second-half swoon he experienced last season. Not-so-scientific projections for 2017: .274/.314/.474, 29 HR, 85 RBI, 88 R, 2 SB, 623 PAlast_img read more

Ballon D’or Award: Recipient Ronaldo Draws Level With Fierce Rival Messi (5-5)

first_imgReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has drawn level with fierce rival Lionel Messi on 5 Ballon d’or awards after he was named the recipient for 2017 on Thursday evening.Ronaldo, who had previously won the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, saw off the aforementioned Messi and PSG superstar Neymar to win the prestigious and highly coveted award.The Portugal international captain was influential last season as he led his Real Madrid side to a UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Spanish La Liga double.RelatedLionel Messi Valueless in the Eyes of ArgentinaDecember 5, 2018In “Europe”Luka Modrič Attacks Ronaldo and Messi for Missing Ballon d’Or CeremonyDecember 15, 2018In “Europe”‘I’D LIKE TO RETIRE AT REAL MADRID’- Ballon d’Or winnerDecember 4, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Teddy bear flies over 200 miles to be reunited with 4-year-old girl

first_imgLoganair(ORKNEY, Scotland) — One beloved teddy bear got left behind by his best friend and had to travel a great distance to be reunited with his owner.Donna, who asked ABC News not to use her last name, was traveling on Monday with her 4-year-old daughter Summer back to their hometown of Orkney, Scotland, from Edinburgh Airport in the country’s capital.The mother said the two didn’t realize “Teddy,” as he is lovingly known, was left behind until they sat down on the plane.“I panicked and called the cabin crew guy over, who said he’d [likely] be at security,” she added, noting that while going through airport security it was “really crazy.”“It must’ve fallen off of something,” Donna said.Donna said they didn’t have time to go back to security to look for Teddy. Instead, when she touched down in Orkney, she tried recovering Teddy, whom Summer has had as a best friend since she was born.“As soon as I landed, I was frantically calling everywhere trying to get through to anyone,” Donna recalled. “But I wasn’t getting anywhere with the airport.”So the mother took to Facebook, posting a plea in a local group for help with locating Teddy. That’s where Loganair cabin crew member Kirsty Walter heard about the incident, offering to help.Walter was able to locate Teddy and personally flew him back Wednesday to Orkney herself to reunite him with Summer.“Whenever our team was made aware of the ‘grizzly’ situation, we knew there could be pandemonium if we didn’t help,” Loganair’s Commercial Director Kay Ryan told ABC News in a statement. “Our cabin crew team quickly tracked down the bear and arranged for him to be on the next service up to Orkney. It was wonderful to see Teddy back in the company of Summer and we’re pleased to have played a role. Loganair prides itself on bringing everyone, including Teddy, home for Christmas.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Final wishes

first_imgBy BRIDGET SCOTT THE night before Robert ‘Bob’ Wheatley died, he told his friend Ray Drysdale that he wanted to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Principal Watson welcomed

first_imgBeaconhills College Berwick Campus has announced Sam Watson as their new Principal who will take over from founding Principal Jenny…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Camogie Semi-Finals and Finals to be held this weekend

first_imgDetails of the coming weekend’s Lough Ree Hotel and Spa Senior and Duanes Daybreak Intermediate Camogie Championship fixtures have been announced. The Senior Quarter finals will be played on Saturday next in Tynagh as a double header with Killimor taking on Oranmore/Maree at 3.30 followed by Ardrahan and Eyrecourt at 5pm. The Intermediate Semi-Finals will be held on Sunday as a double header in Killimor. Carnmore will take on Ahascragh/Caltra at 11am followed by Mountbellew/Moylough and Cappataggle at 12.30. The Junior A Semi-finals will be played this weekend with St Colmans taking on Shamrocks on Friday at a venue and time to be confirmed and Kiltormer and Cois Farraige in Craughwell on Sunday at 11am.The County Junior B Final is fixed for Sunday in Loughrea with St Dominics facing Liam Mellows at 6.30 and the Junior C Final between Kilconieron and Portumna is provisionally scheduled for Friday with a time and venue to be confirmed.The action gets underway on Thursday with the Under 13 Division One and Two Finals. Athenry take on Davitts in Division One and Kinvara face Turloughmorein Division Two. Venues and Times to be confirmed.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Kane expects ‘brave’ and ‘aggressive’ England in Russia

first_imgEngland will adopt an aggressive approach to their World Cup fixtures and tackle the tournament “head on” as Gareth Southgate’s youthful squad hopes to make its mark in Russia, captain Harry Kane has said.The 24-year-old Tottenham striker hopes that an inexperienced squad will be motivated by the biggest stage, on which the national team has repeatedly disappointed since lifting the trophy in 1966.“The aim is to be aggressive and brave in possession,” Kane told British media. “We want to take this tournament head on.“There will be tough moments, and ups and downs. Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive but, for us, it’s about playing attacking football.“We are aiming to win the first game, then to target the second, and take that attitude to the World Cup.”Kane, who scored 41 goals for Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions last season, will also be hoping to find the net for the first time at a major tournament.He struggled for form during England’s dismal Euro 2016 campaign when they were knocked out by Iceland in the Round of 16.“Personally, that (scoring) record is something I want to change, and hopefully will this summer,” Kane added.England face Tunisia in their opening Group G fixture on Monday, before taking on Panama and Belgium.last_img read more

Earnhardt Jr. misses out on another Chase

first_img“I saw a lot of cars and wrecks and a lot of things that happened and I knew it was pretty close,” Harvick said. “I saw (Earnhardt) running third, and in my head I knew where we were and kind of turned it up a little bit.” This “regular-season” finale has been full of excitement since NASCAR implemented the Chase for the championship in 2004. It sent several bubble drivers into the race needing miracles to keep their title hopes intact. But NASCAR changed the format this year, widening the Chase field from 10 to 12 drivers and implementing a seeding system that awarded 10 bonus points for every regular-season victory. It diluted the drama of this particular race and made it almost impossible for Earnhardt to race his way in. He knew it long before he arrived in Richmond, and he seemed almost resigned to his fate from the start. It means Earnhardt won’t win a championship with DEI, his late father’s company. Although he won two Busch Series championships while his father was still alive, he’s never been higher than third in the Cup standings. Earnhardt was solid at times this season, but the motor failures derailed his efforts. “We deserved to be in the Chase,” he said. “We ran top-five almost every week.” Although the drama was gone, the new format put a premium on wins and drivers went hard for them every week. Although Jeff Gordon dominated the standings all season long, his points lead is gone because Johnson, his teammate, won two more races than he did. Johnson surged into the top seed by winning last week at Fontana and Saturday night in Richmond to give him a season sweep on the Virginia short track. He said that momentum will be key to winning a second championship. “Momentum means a lot, it really does,” he said. “We’ve seen that time and time again with different race teams. We’re happy to be hitting our stride now and we had a great 26. Now it’s about these last 10 and we’ll see what we can do.” Gordon, the four-time series champion, will be seeded second – just 20 points behind Johnson. Tony Stewart, the two-time series champion, will be 30 points back in third. He missed the Chase last season. Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 Dario Franchitti, hoping to wrap up his first open-wheel championship in the IRL IndyCar Series season finale at Chicagoland Speedway, got the weekend off to a great start by winning his third pole of the year. The Scotsman, who goes into today’s race in Joliet, Ill., with a three-point lead over Scott Dixon, turned a fast lap of 214.646 mph. Dixon was sixth at 214.217. Franchitti, the third of 22 drivers to make qualifying attempts on the 1.5-mile oval, said he slowed down from practice earlier in the day and was uncertain where his speed would place him in the final running order. “I was shocked when I heard my (qualifying) time. I wasn’t sure if we got the most out of the track, but it turns out the track slowed down,” Franchitti said. “But qualifying is only a small part of what goes into the race.” ETC.: Franchitti will become the latest open-wheel star to make the jump to NASCAR. A source close to the negotiations said Franchitti will sign with Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 40 Dodge beginning in 2008. David Stremme, the current driver of the No. 40, has already been told he will not have the ride next year. He will join Juan Pablo Montoya, another former open-wheel star, a heralded rookie with Ganassi’s Nextel Cup team this season. Italian Grand Prix McLaren driver Fernando Alonso clinched the pole position in qualifying for today’s Formula One race in Monza, Italy. Alonso circled the 3.6-mile circuit in 1 minute, 21.997 seconds for his second pole of the season. Alonso’s rookie teammate Lewis Hamilton, who leads the Spaniard by five points atop the drivers’ standings, was second at 1:22.360. ETC.: Alonso, the two-time defending world champion, has reportedly submitted evidence relating to the Ferrari spy scandal to Formula One’s governing body, following its request that McLaren’s drivers cooperate in the inquiry. “I did only what had to be done,” Alonso was quoted as saying in Saturday’s edition of Italian news daily La Repubblica. “The highest body made a request of me.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Jimmie Johnson locked up his spot as the favorite for the Nextel Cup title, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. was locked out of NASCAR’s showcase event. Johnson easily raced to his series-best sixth victory of the season, winning Saturday night at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway to shore up the top seed in the Chase for the championship. The defending Nextel Cup champion will start the 10-race title hunt on top of the standings and with the momentum of two consecutive wins to help him hold off 11 other challengers. But NASCAR’s most popular driver won’t be one of them. Earnhardt will watch the Chase from the sidelines for the second time in three years, failing to race his way into the event. He ran in the top three late in the race, but his fifth motor failure with just a few laps to go sealed his fate. He finished 30th and was clearly dejected as he shared a brief hug with crew chief Tony Eury Jr. The two are leaving Dale Earnhardt Inc. at the end of the season and will join Hendrick Motorsports. “We’ve run good every week. We just can’t finish races,” he said. “We love racing. We’ll be all right. This is disappointing, these dang motors.” Earnhardt started the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 as the only driver mathematically eligible to race into the Chase, but the odds were stacked against him. Kevin Harvick, the driver on the bubble, had to finish 33rd or worse, combined with a flawless Earnhardt run, for Junior to make it. Harvick avoided two different accidents and coasted to a seventh-place finish to end any suspense. last_img read more

Zidane aiming to emulate Guardiola by becoming new Real Madrid boss, says ex-Barcelona star

first_imgZinedine Zidane will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Pep Guardiola by becoming the new head coach of Real Madrid, according to former Barcelona winger Bolo Zenden.The French maestro was unveiled as the new Los Blancos boss in a press conference on Monday following the sacking of Rafael Benitez, who was axed less than 24 hours after Real were held to a 2-2 draw with Valencia.Zidane has a strong affinity with the Spanish giants, having won Champions League, La Liga and Spanish Cup titles during his five season stay as a player, while he was appointed the manager of Real Madrid’s B team in 2014.Despite his standing with the club and its fanatical fanbase, Zenden believes Real are taking a big risk by giving Zidane the reigns but admits it will not the first time an inexperienced boss has proven his doubters wrong.“Zidane already has a head start, the people love him over there,” the ex-Chelsea and Liverpol midfielder told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s one of Real’s best ever players, he won everything he could at the club and he’s been there as a manager, although it was with the reserves.“He’s got everything going for him, but in the end I still think it’s a big risk because he’s never managed at the highest level.“But I remember well when Pep Guardiola said to the Barcelona president, ‘he wouldn’t dare make me the head coach’. He was inexperienced as a coach, but it happened and we all know the story when he took over. That’s something Zidane will be aiming to do.”Zenden worked as Benitez’s number two at Chelsea and backed his former boss’ record at Madrid, insisting he did not deserve to be axed.And the former winger issued a warning to Zidane, that even he will not be safe if the board do not see results during his reign and that Jose Mourinho’s continued availability will present a teasing fall-back for club bosses.He added: “Under Bentinez, they were still in the Champions League and only three points off the top of La Liga, which has left Zidane something to work with. But in a few months’ time they could out of everything.“I’m sure that, given his relationship with the club, Zidane will be given more time than anybody else, but still that time is limited. At a club like Madrid, at the end of the season if you haven’t won any trophies and you’re off the pace than I’m afraid, even for a figure like Zidane, that’s the end of the road.“We all know there’s another big figure in football who is available at the moment, who could be in the frame in a few months’ time if it’s not working.”last_img read more

Ducks getting healthy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Said center Andy McDonald: “I don’t know, I thought everyone worked pretty hard. After two days off, everyone seemed to be upbeat and had energy.” It wasn’t cause for great concern, nor did it make much sense – the Ducks haven’t had as many healthy players practicing together since training camp. Recuperating defenseman Mathieu Schneider and forwards Rob Niedermayer and Ryan Getzlaf participated in all aspects of practice. The outlook is good for Schneider, who expects to make his regular-season debut tonight against Columbus. The 38-year-old defenseman, who signed with the Ducks as a free agent in the offseason, hasn’t played since breaking his ankle in an exhibition game against the Kings on Sept. 15. “I don’t think there’s anything more I can do to test it,” he said of the ankle. “I haven’t had any kind of setback … I feel great physically and mentally.” Schneider skated with Francois Beauchemin in practice, and Carlyle said the two defensemen can expect more opportunities in man-advantage situations than on the penalty kill tonight. Carlyle said Niedermayer (groin) and Getzlaf (left forearm) will be game-day decisions. after two days away from the ice Around the league Flyers: Defenseman Derian Hatcher will undergo surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee and will miss two to four weeks. Predators: Owner Craig Leipold decided to give more time to the local investors trying to buy the team and keep it in town. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By J.P. Hoornstra Staff Writer The Ducks returned to Honda Center for a practice Wednesday . And for whatever reason, it was quiet out there on the ice. “From a vocal standpoint,” Coach Randy Carlyle said, “this was one of the quietest days.” last_img read more

Michael Carrick has signed new Man United deal, claims Red Devils legend

first_img1 Michael Carrick has won five Premier League titles and one Champions League crown in ten seasons at Old Trafford Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new contract at the club, according to Red Devils legend Paddy Crerand.Carrick’s previous deal with the Red Devils was set to end this summer after ten successful seasons at Old Trafford.However, Crerand, who made over 300 appearances for United between 1963 and 1971, appeared to let slip that the 34-year-old has agreed fresh terms with the club.Speaking on MUTV, Crerand said: “Something that happened today that nobody has mentioned, and I’m delighted that he has signed another contract: Michael Carrick. He’s signed a contract for another year.“There was a situation where it looked as if his contract was up at the end of this year and that was it, but from what I’m gathering he’s there for another year.”Carrick has claimed five Premier League titles and one Champions League crown during his time at United, and has also won the FA Cup and League Cup since signing from Tottenham in 2006.New boss Jose Mourinho has already tied down teenage striker Marcus Rashford and fellow academy graduate Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to new deals but there has been no official confirmation from the club on a contract being agreed with Carrick.last_img read more

‘They left me with the bill!’ – Harry Redknapp reacts to corruption allegations

first_img Harry Redknapp has responded to allegations made about him in the Daily Telegraph 1 Harry Redknapp has reacted to allegations he was aware of players betting on their own matches, revealed by the Daily Telegraph in their ‘football4sale’ investigation.The former Premier League boss was filmed by undercover reporters, revealing the details of a game in which his players ‘all had a spread bet’ on the result.The report indicates the players – of an unnamed team – bet on themselves to win, with one player allegedly telling an agent to ‘remortgage your house’ because of how favourable the odds were.However, Redknapp has since responded to the claims, calling them ‘a nonsense’.Speaking to BT Sport, Redknapp said: “It’s a nonsense. If that’s the best they could get out of three hours of sitting with me and trying to stitch me up, it’s sad.“They never had a bet anyway. No-one had a bet. Impossible. Anyone who’s watching this who understands betting odds knows that a team on the top playing a team that’s relegated, it’s not a betting proposition. You can’t bet on that. It’s ridiculous.”Jokingly, Redknapp also suggested the worst part of the entire operation was when the reporters hurried out of the restaurant – leaving the manager to pay the bill!He added: “The worst part is that when the bill came up, the other four scumbags got up and left me with the bill.”last_img read more

Redknapp: When Klopp watches Arsenal’s last game, one thing is likely to stand out

first_img on target targets Getty Jamie Redknapp insists Liverpool must stop Arsenal new boy Dani Ceballos this weekend.The Real Madrid loanee made his full Gunners debut in a 2-1 win over Burnley last weekend, registering assists for both goals. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta The Spaniard ran the show from midfield and is expected to start against Liverpool on Saturday, LIVE on talkSPORT.And Redknapp, who made 311 appearances for the Reds between 1991 and 2002, thinks Jurgen Klopp’s men will have to pay close attention to Ceballos.He told the Daily Mail: “What a performance from Dani Ceballos on his full Premier League debut. OFF 2 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “Arsenal must already be tempted to ask Real Madrid how much it would cost to sign their loanee on a permanent deal.“Jurgen Klopp will watch back Arsenal’s win over Burnley and note they need to stop Ceballos at Anfield next week.“That will be a great test of the 23-year-old’s ability.”Arsenal have a wretched record against Liverpool, failing to get the better of them in their last eight meetings. stalemate Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship latest rookie error Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LIVE on talkSPORT Unai Emery’s Arsenal were thrashed 5-1 by Liverpool at Anfield last season What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week “That is really our challenge, a really good test. For the supporters, for all of us, going there with six points is good.“Really our target is to reduce the distance to Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.“When we play against them it is a big challenge to show how we can be. Next week is going to be a very good match.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. deals The Gunners’ last victory over the Reds came in a 4-1 victory in April 2015.Arsenal boss Unai Emery joked he would prefer never to face Liverpool again.“For us we don’t want to play against Liverpool ever,” he said. Leeds vs Brentford (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Liverpool vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSwansea vs Birmingham (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 FAREWELL BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Getty 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Dani Ceballos looks like a real talent and showed his class in the Premier League win against Burnley Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

Indy Man Lifelined After off-road accident in Brown County

first_imgIndiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred this afternoon in the town of Nineveh, located in northern Brown County.This afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the 8700 block of Nineveh Road in reference to an accident involving an ORV.Witnesses to the accident stated they observed the ORV traveling down the roadway,  before losing control, veering off the road and striking a barn structure.The operator, Christopher Oder, 38, of Indianapolis was Lifelined to IU Health Methodist in Indianapolis with head trauma.  He is currently listed in critical, but stable condition.  He was not wearing protective equipment at the time of the incident.  Alcohol is believed to have played a factor. The incident continues to be under investigation by the Indiana Conservation Officers.last_img read more

Environmental planner discusses vision with council

first_imgAlthough Chatham-Kent council has agreed in principle to consider climate mitigation measures in future decision making, there are still details to be worked out on what exactly can be done to help lessen the impact.With certain parts of the municipality ravaged by flooding and erosion this year, councillors approved a motion this past summer to declare a climate emergency.Staff provided an update on what that will mean at Monday’s meeting.Gabriel Clarke, an environmental planner who has been with the municipality since June, said a climate “lens” will be part of the upcoming budget process.“What I’m attempting to do with the climate plan is bring more of a nuanced view to our investments in the long term,” he said.Clarke added there will be a need to balance the impact on ratepayers while thinking ahead to the future.The climate emergency declaration motion, entered by South Kent Coun. Trevor Thompson in July and passed unanimously, aimed to look at how strategies and policies can reduce individual and collective environmental impacts.Staff were also challenged to work internally and engage stakeholders to prepare information and recommendations for cost-effective initiatives ahead of budget deliberations.A terms of reference report is slated to come to council Nov. 18, as well as a climate change background report in early 2020.“I think this is a good first step,” Thompson said.The upcoming report will contain findings from Chatham-Kent’s historical and future climate analysis; internationally accepted climate projections; and an inventory and impact analysis of actions the municipality has undertaken to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change since 2014.Chatham Coun. Doug Sulman said there could also be ways to reduce Chatham-Kent’s carbon footprint through conservation.“It’s not always about spending more,” he said.Clarke said energy efficiency is one example of how the municipality can take action, citing the out-of-date HVAC system at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre as an example.He said the climate lens will show the differences between various types of equipment and the benefits of each.Monday’s council meeting came on the heels of a midday decision to close Erie Shore Drive, between Bisnett Line and Erieau Road, to all but local residents and emergency vehicles due to high winds.The area experienced severe flooding in August, resulting in a localized state of emergency.During non-agenda business at the end of the night, South Kent Coun. Clare Latimer said residents are hoping for information sooner rather than later concerning the overall situation.“These individuals are living in limbo,” she said. “They’re merely looking for options.” read more

Magnificent seven for Chad le Clos in Glasgow

first_img30 July 2014Chad le Clos claimed an individual bronze medal and added a further bronze as a member of the South African medley relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Tuesday evening.In the 200m individual medley final, Le Clos blasted out of the blocks, opening up a lead of more than a second after the butterfly leg. He still led at the halfway mark, after the backstroke, with fellow South African Sebastien Rousseau in second place.Both, however, fell off the pace and out of the top three on the breaststroke leg.Australia’s Daniel Tranter then stormed to victory in a Commonwealth Games’ record of 1:57.83, with Scotland’s Daniel Wallace finishing second in 1:58.72, just 13- hundredths-of-a-second ahead of Le Clos. Rousseau continued his tumble down the standings to finish in eighth place.Medley relayIn the absence of a specialist backstroker, Rousseau was handed the position for the 4 x 100m medley relay. He had the South African team in sixth place when he handed over to Cameron van der Burgh for the breaststroke.The Olympic champion improved South Africa’s standing by two places after recording a time of 59.40 seconds, the second best of the race, before Chad le Clos took over.By the time the butterfly ace sent Leith Shankland on his way in the freestyle leg, le Clos had the South African team in third place with an advantage of 2.77 seconds on fourth place.Shankland maintained his position to help secure the bronze medal behind England and Australia.50m freestyleVeteran Roland Schoeman finished sixth in the final of the 50m freestyle, seven- hundredths-of-a-second ahead of Brad Tandy, who placed seventh.“Disappointing I need to figure things out,” the 34-year-old Schoeman said after his swim. “I was 22.0 about four or five weeks ago. That was the positive thing and it’s disappointing not being able to step up here and do it tonight.“The challenge for us is that we need the funding and sponsorship to continue here [at this level]. What most people don’t understand is that it all hinges on swims like tonight. You are only as good as your last swim and for me trying to get to a fifth Olympics, it becomes increasingly harder not to come away with a medal.”Myles Brown contested the final of the 1 500m freestyle, but was some way off his best form and came home in eighth place.Swimming medalsThe South African swimming team finished the competition with 12 medals, including three gold, three silver and six bronze. Le Clos won a record equaling seven medals, with golds in the 100 and 200m butterfly, silver in the 4 x 100m freestyle, and bronze in the 50m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 4 x 200m freestyle relay, and the 4 x 100m medley relay.“It has been a great week for me,” Le Clos said, reflecting on his big medal haul after the medley relay. “I started off with the 50m butterfly, and I was just happy to get the bronze. I think that was the biggest weight off of me, just to get that medal first up.“The relay, the 4 by 100m [medley], was one of the highlights of the meet, all the relays, actually. The 4 by 100m freestyle was amazing for me. Swimming a 48.5, I was really happy with that, and the 4 by 200m [was good].”Medal spread“Any time you can bring medals home for South Africa, it’s successful, but the most successful thing is that the medals are spread this time,” breaststroke star Cameron van der Burgh said.“If you look at Sebastien, Leith and all these boys bringing medals home, it’s a lot more diverse now. We are growing in the number and the depth that we have and that’s the main thing.” p>AthleticsLong Jumpers Rushwahl Samaai and Zarck Visser were automatic qualifiers for Wednesday’s final. After a first trial no jump, Visser launched himself to 7.99m, which exceeded the automatic qualifying distance by 9cm, and headed the group B contenders.England’s Greg Rutherford, who leapt 8.05m, was the only person to better Samaai’s mark of 8.03m in group A.Andre Olivier won his 800m heat in 1:47.93. “It’s going to be tough in the semis,” he said afterwards. “I need to run a good race.”Mountain bikingIn the mountain biking competition, Mariska Strauss placed tenth in the women’s cross-country race after losing time on the very first lap following a crash in the bunch.“Halfway through the first lap there was a crash just ahead of me, allowing the lead girls to pull away,” said Strauss. “It was a mission trying to catch back, but I gave it my all and ended tenth, and tenth was my best today, so and well done to the other girls.”Gold went to Canada’s Catherine Pendrel, who dominated the race, with fellow Canadian Emily Batty picking up silver and the Australian Rebecca Henderson the bronze medal.In the men’s race, Philip Buys was in sixth place after the first lap, but then steadily lost places to finish in 13th position. New Zealander Anton Cooper claimed gold ahead of his team-mate Sam Gaze, with Australia’s Dan McConnell coming home in third.HockeyThe South African men’s hockey team recovered from a 0-5 defeat to world number one Australia to hand Wales a 5-1 loss. That leaves them in third place in Pool A, with two wins and one defeat, with a crucial game coming up against India, who, like South Africa, are on seven points after three matches.Medal standingsAfter Tuesday’s action, South Africa is in seventh place on the medal table, with seven gold, five silver and nine bronze medals for a total haul of 26 in all.Australia tops the standings with 34 gold, 31 silver and 36 bronze medals, bringing their total to 101.England, with 33 gold, 33 silver and 27 bronze is in second place, with 93 in all.Canada’s 16 gold, five silver and 18 bronze medals has the North Americans in third place.last_img read more

Back to School: Students Tell Us How to Recruit Better on Campus

first_imgWhy is that? One reason could simply be that job fairs are unable to sort through hoards of students to connect them with the right recruiters and companies. More importantly, many companies attending job fairs do not have any intention of doing serious recruiting work there, making it a waste of an opportunity for both the company and the interested applicant. Therefore, students are now seeking other alternatives besides career fairs (i.e. Personal Networking). With college students across the country about to return to campus, college recruiters aren’t far behind. But does putting company letterhead down on tables work today? Furthermore, do students really believe meeting with recruiters will lead to the jobs they want? Surprisingly, 52 percent listed Personal Networking as the best method for securing a job in their field upon graduation. Yes, students were more than five-times more likely to say their own personal networking will provide them the best opportunity for a job after graduation than say career fairs filled with campus recruiters, job websites or even career services. So how do recruiters enter that mix? Furthermore, if hiring managers aren’t available, don’t just opt for a warm body. Alumni from a certain school can also be a good option. A recent graduate who has excelled within your workplace in the first few years on the job can be a great asset on campus to network and build a hiring brand presence.  Specifically, we commissioned Google to ask 500 18-24 college students the following: What do you believe will provide you the best opportunity to secure a job in your field of study upon graduation? The company offers CodeSprints, online coding competitions, which your company can simply sponsor or host on your own. This way, the event can be about the challenge itself and not overly salesy of your hiring brand. You’ll be surprised the hiring brand recall you can establish by bringing this type of enjoyable challenge to a worthy group of engineering students.  Hiring for technical or STEM positions? Why not skip the career fair and do something that will create some real connections – a hackathon. Hackathons can take on many shapes and sizes, but the opportunity they give recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate technical student talent in a natural environment is unparalleled. Don’t think you can pull off your own hackathon? One organization that can help you with managing a hackathon is HackerRank. Build Better Connections with Key Influencers and Groups on Campus: Building connections on campus doesn’t end with career services. On-campus recruiting today means building connections with key faculty and student stakeholders. Info sessions, affiliate programs and campus sponsorships can be some ways to get your hiring brand known around campus.  Of course there are also offline and more contemporary methods for obtaining professional contacts as you start your career, which can also prove more useful to students than fighting through the hustle and bustle of career fairs. They can join student clubs that are related to their career interests, seek out internships to build connections in industries they’re interested in or even begin dialogue with thought leaders in certain markets on social networks like Twitter.  Whether it’s you, someone else on your university relations team, or one of these other parties, don’t forget that this first connection on campus will influence how students view your organization going forward. Take a positive first step and build a personal connection that lasts. You also can’t overlook building connections with key influencers within faculty on campus. Close relationships with faculty members can assist with obtaining insight into top students and prospective talent on campus, give you a trusted channel to engage students with and help you with finding prospective interns.  Data may suggest that interest or a lack of interest not only differs school-to-school, but also by majors or graduation years. Therefore, don’t stretch yourself too thin, overspend or create negative perceptions of your brand with those on campus who aren’t interested. Become more targeted and drill down into specific majors, classes and even diversity groups where your message is being well received.  Many companies today are simply looking for talent that will love coming to work each day and engaging in the workplace. What better place to look and align your brand with on campus than student clubs where students get together in their free time to focus on their passions, such as marketing, engineering or business. Over 82 percent of companies today use campus clubs as a recruiting resource to find top college talent (Source: 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers). This is because clubs offer inherent recruitment advantages. Not only are they a shortcut to finding this self-motivated talent, but they act as natural campus filters so that companies can get to exactly the students they want. Furthermore, it’s an authentic way for companies to endear themselves to students. Because students spend so much of their energy building these organizations, they truly appreciate when you choose to engage with them. Research released from Bersin by Deloitte last year found that a consistent campus presence from hiring brands, which builds awareness and connections, versus simply pushing current openings, is necessary to implement successful campus recruiting efforts today. That may be for good reason. Door of Clubs recently examined how students plan to secure a job in their field of study upon graduation.  Measure Student Interest on the Fly: Once you start your engagement and connections with students on campus you need to make sure you’re tracking so you can adjust efforts on the fly. The number of hires from a school is just a starting point. Early on in your campus recruiting efforts it’s important to track how many students are engaging with your messages and responding.  Having a hiring manager join you in your campus recruiting efforts isn’t mandatory, but it can go long way in building real personal connections with potential hires on campus. After all, who are students going to be interacting with daily once they join your organization? Recruiters may feel like it will be impossible to get executives involved, but studies show that hiring managers often jump at the opportunity to uncover promising new talent on campus.  Champion Hiring Managers to Make the Trip to Campus: Searching for employment as a student is a tedious assignment that can be quite time consuming outside of college curriculum. While students may have underestimated the power of their personal networks in the past and how useful their respective contacts can be; the rapid development of online social networks such as LinkedIn has harnessed and illuminated the value. Target Schools and Groups that Align with Your Hiring Brand: We all know the bad rap the “spray and pray” technique gives recruiters. It doesn’t work off-campus and it certainly doesn’t work on-campus with recruiting. Furthermore, a lot of recruiters will take shortcuts and let lists like this dictate what schools they are targeting. Not only will that put you right next to Google and Facebook in trying to attract the most prestigious talent, but it will miss all the undervalued talent residing in lesser known schools across the country. last_img read more

AI Favored Search 2.0 Solution

first_imgTags:#search#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In the current Read/WriteWeb poll (see below), we’re asking what ‘search 2.0’ conceptsyou think stand the best chance of beating Google. The results so far are interesting,because Artificial Intelligence is currently top pick – despite having a history ofunderachievement in the tech industry and there being no real AI search contenders yet.Hakia, which we profiledrecently, is one such AI (or natural language processing) search engine. But Hakia isat this stage a fair way off being a finished product.Poll results so far:1. Artificial Intelligence (e.g. Hakia, Powerset) 23% (123 votes)2. People Powered Search (e.g., ChaCha) 21% (115 votes)3. Vertical Search (e.g. SimplyHired, Technorati) 15% (81 votes)4. Personalized Search (e.g. Collarity) 12% (63 votes)5. Clustering (e.g. Clusty, SearchMash) 11% (58 votes)6. Social Search (e.g. Eurekster, Rollyo) 7% (37 votes)7. Visualization (e.g. Quintura and Kartoo) 6% (33 votes)8. Previews (Snap, Live Image Search) 5% (25 votes)Alex Iskold, in his R/WW post The Race to BeatGoogle, was skeptical of AI search:“Based on what we have seen so far, it is difficult to see how these companies canbeat Google. Firstly, being able to enter the query using natural language is alreadyallowed by Google, so this is not a competitive difference. It must then be the actualresults that are vastly better. Now that is really difficult to imagine. Somewhat bettermaybe, but vastly different? Unlikely.”But it seems R/WW readers beg to differ. 23% of you think AI search is the most likelyapproach to challenge Google.Disagree? Well, let us know in the poll which search 2.0approaches you favor. You can choose more than one: richard macmanuslast_img read more

US delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others

first_img(AP) — The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street.The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday that it is still planning to go ahead with 10% tariffs on about $300 billion in Chinese imports, extending the import taxes on just about everything China ships to the United States in a dispute over Beijing’s aggressive trade policies. Most of the levies are scheduled to kick in Sept. 1.But the agency says it would delay the tariffs to Dec. 15 on some goods, including cellphones, laptop computers, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, shoes and clothing. And it’s removing other items from the list based “on health, safety, national security and other factors.”The news sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 460 points in midmorning trading. Shares of Apple, Mattel and shoe brand Steve Madden shot up on the news.Separately, China’s Ministry of Commerce reported that top Chinese negotiators spoke by phone with their U.S. counterparts, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and plan to talk again in two weeks.Together, the developments revived optimism that the world’s two biggest economies can make progress toward resolving a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets for more than a year and clouded prospects for the global economy.The U.S. and China are fighting over American allegations that Beijing steals trade secrets and forces foreign companies to hand over technology. The tactics are part of China’s drive to become a world leader in advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and electric cars.last_img read more

Laugh tracks boost humor ratings of corny ‘dad jokes’

first_imgSasa Huzjak/Alamy Stock Photo Laugh tracks boost humor ratings of corny ‘dad jokes’ “Dad jokes” are well known for inducing groans at least as often as laughter. (Case in point: What do you call a bear with no socks on? Barefoot.) However, a new study has found that these inoffensive one liners seem to become funnier with the addition of one simple ingredient: a laugh track.To find out whether the presence of laughter could change how funny a joke appears to be, researchers asked a group of 20 college students to listen to recordings of a male comedian tell intentionally cheesy jokes. Participants rated the jokes on a scale of one to seven, ranging from not funny at all to extremely funny. Then, researchers had 48 neurotypical and 24 autistic subjects rank the same jokes, this time paired with a prerecorded laugh track.Half of the jokes were paired with “posed” laughs, recorded by a mix of male or female voices attempting to recreate the sound of natural laughter, whereas the other half featured spontaneous laughter by the same adults. 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Participants who heard audio samples featuring genuine laughter rated the jokes as even funnier than those who heard imitated laughter. And compared with their neurotypical counterparts, individuals with autism were more likely to rate all jokes as funnier. There were no other differences in the results between individuals with or without autism.The results imply that everyone, regardless of neurodevelopment, is likely influenced by laughter, say the researchers, who plan to explore how the brain is impacted by laughter and comedy using brain scans in similar, future studies. In the meantime, they may have proved one thing: When does a joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent.center_img By Sabine GalvisJul. 22, 2019 , 11:45 AMlast_img read more

No serious leg break for Dessena?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Brescia midfielder Daniele Dessena has reportedly avoided a double leg break but still faces around three months out with a fracture. There were fears Dessena had broken the fibia and tibula in his right leg after a nasty collision with Erick Pulgar during Brescia’s 0-0 draw with Fiorentina on Monday. However, Gazzetta dello Sport writes that while he did fracture the malleolus in his ankle, he did not sustain any serious damage and will not need surgery. The 31-year-old left the field on a stretcher and in tears as he risked suffering a similar injury to the tibia-fibula break that ruled him out for much of 2015-16. While he received an outpouring of support from several famous faces, teammate Mario Balotelli was furious the VAR did not review Pulgar’s tackle.last_img read more

DeRozan scores 29, Raptors beat slumping 76ers

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “He wants to do so much more and he can’t,” Brown said. “He just hasn’t practiced or, recently, played. There was a rhythm and a fluid side of his game that he was searching for.”Dario Saric scored 17 points, Amir Johnson had 12 and Ben Simmons scored 10 for Philadelphia, which has lost five straight and nine of 10.Brown insisted his players haven’t been affected by the slump.“They understand the sky isn’t falling,” Brown said.Simmons echoed his coach’s assessment of the rotten run, which includes a triple-overtime loss against Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT Embiid, Philadelphia’s leading scorer and rebounder, returned after missing the previous three games because of a sore lower back.“It wasn’t feeling the best but I really wanted to play tonight,” Embiid said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingEmbiid had 14 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes, but the 76ers lost for the 18th time in 19 meetings with the Raptors.Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said he could tell Embiid, who got a technical foul late in the third, was frustrated at not being able to perform better. LATEST STORIES View comments Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan high fives fans as he comes off court after scoring 29 points in his team’s 102-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA basketball game. APTORONTO — Joel Embiid’s return wasn’t enough to get the Philadelphia 76ers out of their recent rut.DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 102-86 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) for their 10th straight home victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “A rough few games,” Simmons said. “We just need to get back on track. Once we get that game under out belts, we’ll be fine. There’s no reason to panic.”Delon Wright matched his season high with 14 points while Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas each had 12 for the Raptors, who have won six straight overall and 12 of 13.Toronto is an NBA-best 12-1 at home and is 10-1 in December, second only to Golden State’s 10-0 mark this month.“I can see an air of confidence, especially here, and we’ve got to continue that,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.Embiid took Philadelphia’s first six shots of the game. He scored eight points in the opening quarter, but Ibaka had 13 for the Raptors. The teams were tied at 27 after the first.Ther 76ers made five of 15 field-goal attempts in the second and committed 10 turnovers that led to 15 Toronto points. Lowry and Valanciunas each scored eight points in the second, and the Raptors led 55-46 at halftime.DeRozan scored 16 points in the third, and Toronto closed the quarter on a 13-3 run, taking an 81-63 lead into the fourth.“You blink and they go whack, whack,” Brown said. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Man United collapse allows City to go 13 points clear in EPL Malditas save PH from shutout After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breadslast_img read more

Brad Haddin retires from international cricket

first_imgAustralian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin announced his retirement from Test cricket on Wednesday bringing the curtains down on a decorated international career.Haddin missed the second Ashes Test at Lord’s due to personal reasons and was not in the playing 11 for the next Test. The New South Wales club cricketer Peter Nevill replaced him.Haddin joins pacer Ryan Harris, all-rounder Shane Watson, captain Michael Clarke and opener Chris Rogers who have all retired from international cricket since losing the Ashes earlier this summer.Congratulations to the retiring Brad Haddin on a wonderful career in Baggy Green. Story: (@CricketAus) September 9, 2015Brad Haddin has played 66 Tests, 126 ODIs and 34 T20Is for Australia. Though he retired from international cricket he will still continue to play in Big Bash League(Australian domestic T20 tournament) for Sydney Sixers.Australian legend Brett Lee also expressed his good wish for his former team mate post retirement.Congrats Hadds. A great career mate. Thanks for the safe hands buddy ???? @CricketAus& Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) September 9, 2015Haddin retired from ODI’s after the 2015 world cup, where Australia won the championship for the fifth time.last_img read more


first_imgAshwin also spoke about getting more comfortable with the Ashwin also spoke about getting more comfortable with the conditions as the series went on but added that they had played good cricket despite what the ODIs scoreline says. “I think now we feel a lot more comfortable coming here. It is great competition, the players come hard at us and we do quite enjoy it. But how many times we come back here, we need to adapt to different situations. We end up playing some cricket in India, go somewhere else and then come to Australia. So it takes a bit of time, and this tour was especially challenging because we landed in Perth, then had to adjust to different time zones going to Brisbane then Melbourne, so it took another week or so for us to completely get over jet lag. “These are the challenges an international cricketer faces, and coming to Australia has always been very challenging and we enjoy it. “We have played wonderful cricket. As I said, there has been a miscalculation of 20-30 runs and the margin has been one over, so that tells you what kind of cricket we have played. We have been able to match them at every aspect of the game. Its very unfair to say how the tour has gone and who has done better, I dont think that is right,” Ashwin signed off. PTI CN CM CMlast_img read more

Mary Kom marches into seventh World Boxing C’Ships final

first_imgIndian Open Boxing Tournament 2019: Even Mary Kom’s Nepalese opponent was humble in her loss AdvertisementChungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte marched into her seventh World Boxing Championships final after defeating North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim 5-0 in the 48kg category via unanimous decision at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. She will cross swords with Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the final on Saturday.Mary Kom is one step closer to win her sixth World Championships goldMary Kom’s years of experience came handy in the final round as she goaded Hanna to make mistakes and capitalized on it. In the next two rounds, Magnificient Mary’s wit prevailed again as she broke her opponent’s cadence and wrenched the tempo of the game in her favor.Mary’s astute feet movement, coupled with left jabs and right blows left her opponent flabbergasted and no chance of recovery whatsoever. The judges were highly impressed with Mary’s performance and awarded the five-time World Champion a 5-0 win.Later in the day, India’s Lovlina Borgohain lost to Nien-chin Chen of Chinese Taipei 4-0 in the 69kg category at the semi-finals. As a result, she had to settle for bronze in her maiden World Championships expedition.Tomorrow, Simranjeet Kaur and Sonia will be in action in their semi-final bout against China’s Dan Dou and North Korea’s Son Hwa Jo respectively. Both of them have guaranteed themselves a bronze medal in the biennial extravaganza.Advertisementlast_img read more

Creating A Lifestyle Platform: Planning For Best & Worst Career Scenarios

first_imgIn order to create a lifestyle platform take the time to prepare for the best and the worst case career scenarios.Like most of you I grew up working my way through high school.  I lived in cattle country so I worked in feed yards which inspired me to read Upton Sinclair’s ‘Back of the Yards’. Like the feed yards in early Chicago this was not easy or clean work.It was however a wonderful environment for life lessons and maybe the most important lesson came from Cowboy Pete. Yep, I worked with real cowboys on real horses working cattle all day long. Cowboy Pete, an old and wizened cowboy who could barely walk but was as graceful as a ballerina on a horse, used to ask, “What’s life to a jack rabbit?” He always answered himself with a smile, “one hill after another…son, if it wasn’t for down you wouldn’t know up, if not for bad you wouldn’t know good.” Cowboy Pete gave everyone something to think about. I’ve pondered and used this wisdom effectively all my life.Life is a series of ups and downs, of good and bad. Accepting that ‘life happens’ and preparing for any instance opens a number of opportunities for a lifestyle platform.  If I get this job and increase my income…if I lose my job and we have to move…if I make the sale…if I get the interview…And, when things are up, take a moment to realize where you are in your career and be thankful while recognizing the hurdles you have overcome. When in a valley, remember what it took to get to your last career high and identify steps you can take now to reach the next plateau.Perspective and balance requires planning – if it wasn’t for down, you wouldn’t know up. Think about it.last_img read more

Ronaldo on Portugal’s World Cup 2018 exit: We leave with heads held high

first_imgPortugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of lifting the World Cup came to an unfortunate end on Saturday as his team lost 2-1 in the round of 16 against Uruguay in Sochi.The superstar footballer, who scored four goals in the tournament, failed to find the back of the net in the decisive game as Edinson Cavani’s brace saw Uruguay reach the quarterfinals where they will meet France.Ronaldo however, is proud of the way his team played in the World Cup and feels that his team should leave Russia with their heads held high.World Cup 2018: Edinson Cavani brace sends Ronaldo’s Portugal crashing out”We must congratulate Uruguay because they are the national team that are in the quarter-final. I think we played a good game and maybe we deserved more, but in football, the ones that score the most goals win and they scored two, so congratulations,” quoted Ronaldo, as saying.Not a fair result. Portugal coach can’t come to terms with World Cup exit”We leave with our heads held high. As the captain of Portugal, I know how hard we have worked and we must be proud of the team,” he added.World Cup 2018: Cavani speechless after destroying Ronaldo’s dreamThe Real Madrid playmaker further said that he is happy with kind of efforts put in by the players and asserted that this team will continue to win in the future.World Cup 2018: Messi, Ronaldo dreams dashed as Argentina, Portugal bow out”We go with our heads held high and we are sure that this team will continue to win things,” he said.advertisement”This team will continue to be one of the best in the world, with quality players, a young group, united. I am confident and happy because this team will always fight with all their strength,” he added.World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo’s class act in defeat wins heartsCavani scored in the seventh minute and then again in the 62nd minute to seal victory for the South Americans.It was a dream start to the match for Uruguay. Luis Suarez produced a pinpoint cross from the left and Cavani evaded the Portugal defence to power home a header at the far post.World Cup 2018: Coach Oscar Tabarez hails Uruguay’s mental strengthPepe headed Portugal level in the 55th minute, the first goal Uruguay have conceded in the tournament, but Uruguay regained the lead seven minutes later when Rodrigo Bentancur found Cavani and he curled a brilliant first-time shot past Rui Patricio from the edge of the penalty area.Portugal dominated possession but their attack did not have enough bite to break through the Uruguay defence twice, leaving Ronaldo a frustrated figure throughout the match.Ronaldo could not add to his four goals in the first two matches, failing to improve his record of failing to score in all six World Cup knockout matches he has played.Ronaldo had an opportunity around the half-hour mark to score from a free kick 30 metres out but could only hit the wall.Earlier, Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentina’s loss, the other “GOAT” at this tournament was also eliminated. It was two weeks ago that Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the same stadium against Spain, stroking his chin after the first goal to imply he was the “greatest of all time.”There was no goal from Ronaldo this time. Everywhere he went, the Portugal great was hounded by two or three Uruguayan defenders.Uruguay will play France on June 6 at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.last_img read more

The Secret Sauce of Record-Breaking Year-End Campaigns

first_imgPrep your team to:Be confident in sharing year-end messages.Be ready for a flood of requests for help and info, especially in December.Immediately share important feedback they receive on any component of last-minute marketing so you can correct the course if necessary. Go!Like most tasks, implementing your year-end campaign is a lot easier (and will be so much more successful) when based on a research-based plan. Don’t skip that step.Write right.Make sure your tone is personal and your call to action clear and easy to act on. Consider these five steps to a successful year-end email campaign.This last recommendation is so important. If you skip it, you’ll risk undermining campaign success. If you do it, you’ll do great. Get on it!That’s my year-end campaign secret sauce. What can you add? Share your tried and true practices in the comments below!With refreshing practicality, Nancy Schwartz rolls up her sleeves to help nonprofits develop and implement strategies to build the 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 Outline Your Plan Every connection you squeeze into 2014 allows you to deepen the relationship just a little more! So clarify your goal, think through what will be top of mind for these folks, and start reaching out right now.Do more of what has worked best to engage your most loyal supporters while you have their attention.Your trends analysis will also highlight the channels and messages that hit a positive nerve with each audience group. These are the ones you’ll want to replicate in the remaining weeks of this year. Use that info to shape some year-end-specific messages.Go beyond online channels to share those messages. Although email is a timely and relatively low-cost format for targeted campaigns, print and social media campaigns can be great complements if resources allow. There is still time to get another postcard out the door, if it makes sense.Ramp UpLine up your team and budget.Although the stats indicate that year-end is a productive fundraising time, you’ll have to work better and harder than ever from the get-go to generate gifts, because all fundraisers are onto the same stats.Spend a few minutes with colleagues in your organization, ideally one-on-one, to ask for their help and to thank them for their help in making marketing a success (even if their role is very indirect).Then, get your website, donation processing, and colleagues ready to respond.Make sure your site features:Recent stories about programs, including some programs introduced pre-2014 (to connect those folks who haven’t checked in much this year).A big donate button on every page, with a “phone in your gift” number.A recently tested online giving process.Consistent messages and look-and-feel across your entire site, including the donation page. Avoid confusing donors; make it easy for them to feel confident in giving by making your donation process match the rest of your materials.center_img Come in close and listen hard. This is a secret I don’t want to broadcast to the entire world.The secret sauce to ensuring year-end campaign success that I’ve seen work time and time again is this year-end checklist. Year-end campaign creation and management is a busy, often overwhelming process fraught with anxiety. This checklist is the best antidote I know, and it doubles as a surefire tool to propel you to your year-end victory lap.Pinpoint Where You Are Right NowRoll up your sleeves and take a long, hard look at this year’s fundraising results to date, both quantitative and qualitative. Note: If you have no idea what your results are, designing ways to measure success is a must for 2015.Assess results against your benchmarks. Review year-to-date results, and compare them to your benchmarks to see what’s working as hoped and what’s not.This is easier with hard numbers, like those associated with online petition signing or registration, online giving, or other actions that you can directly track to their source. More challenging, but equally important, is drawing insight from quantitative information such as client, volunteer, or donor feedback and stories from the field.Identify meaningful trends:Which matches are working? Which target audience is responding to what campaigns, channels, and messages?Who else should you be in touch with? Have any surprise visitors—groups you didn’t expect to engage with your organization—surfaced this year?Who fell off your radar that you need to rekindle the relationship with before it’s too late? Who was a loyal supporter in previous years but has been significantly less responsive this year?last_img read more

Keeping up with the Icardashians, with special guest Neymar!

first_imgWhatever one might say about perennial Champions League under-achievers Paris Saint-Germain, they certainly do not shy away from a challenge – or a problematic star.Not content with holding on to Neymar following an exhausting summer of transfer speculation and the player’s open hostility towards the club that pays his salary, the French champions have doubled down with the acquisition of another forward who spent most of the window starring in his own footballing soap opera – Mauro Icardi.The Brazilian and the Argentine – not to mention Icardi’s agent and wife Wanda – could create plenty of drama at the Parc des Princes this season. 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 Indeed, if Icardi’s final months at Inter resembled an anarchic reality show, the spin-off is set to hit a football pitch near you in France. Neymar, it’s time to meet the Icardashians!The first indication of possible future strife came from a recurring cast member of the Icardi show  – Maxi Lopez. Wanda’s ex-husband and Icardi’s former friend and team-mate has never forgiven the couple for striking up a relationship out of the ashes of his separation from Wanda and is rarely silent on the subject.So, perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised to see Maxi share a photo of him with Neymar on the same day PSG made Icardi’s one-year loan from Inter official.“Brother, those who know you know you’re a modest, open and simple person,” the veteran striker – presently embroiled in a bitter custody battle with Nara over their three children – wrote on Instagram. “Whatever club you play for, you’re always going to be one of the best of all time.”That message arrived on a transfer deadline day on which all eyes were focused on Neymar.The Brazil international had fought tirelessly to escape Parc des Princes and return to Barcelona, only to see a move frustrated by PSG’s refusal to lower their asking price for the most expensive player in the world, and the Catalans’ simultaneous reluctance to put up hard cash to back up assertions that they wanted the forward back at Camp Nou.Even after the window shut, though, the exit offensive continues.Neymar PS“A Brazilian only wants to be where he is happy. And he was very happy at Barca,” agent and father Neymar Sr. fired on Tuesday. “When his friends asked him if he would like to go back, he was moved.”Judging by her recent comments, Wanda is not too happy that her husband and client has had to move to France, given Inter’s refusal to let him stay at San Siro, or sell him to bitter rivals Juventus.”The kids go to school in Italy, so we’ll live between Milan and Paris,” the former model told Telefe. “Of the three options we had, PSG was the worst for me, because I have to go back to live in Milan with the kids.”Icardi’s fall from grace at Inter – losing the captain’s armband last season after falling out with his employers and some of his team-mates – was spectacular.But then, his time at San Siro was never dull, with goals and controversy arriving in almost equal measure throughout his six-year stay at the Giuseppe Meazza.Indeed, the Argentine had almost been stripped of the captaincy three years previously after taking aim at Inter’s ultras in his autobiography.Nara, too, matches Neymar Sr. step for step when it comes to sparking transfer speculation, linking her client with clubs as varied as Real Madrid, Juventus, Boca Juniors and unnamed Chinese Super League candidates over the years.Wanda Mauro Icardi PSG PSAll things considered, Neymar and Icardi lining up together could create plenty of headaches for PSG, particularly when one also adds Edinson Cavani – a previous antagonist of Neymar’s following a frankly ridiculous row over who takes penalties – and Kylian Mbappe – who appeared to shove the Brazilian out of a team photo at the height of transfer speculation – into the mix.But one thing is also clear: those four together are perhaps Europe’s most talented forward line.None of PSG’s potential Champions League opponents can boast an attacking quartet of that calibre, blending youth, experience, deadly finishing and outrageous technical ability (and certainly no lack of confidence).Thomas Tuchel will struggle to find room for all four on the field, a potential pitfall with so many big personalities in the dressing room; but it is a dilemma most coaches would welcome.Whether that will be enough to finally deliver the European glory the French side so desperately crave is, like every other issue surrounding these superstars, open to debate.But on the field and off it, Neymar, Icardi and the Parisians should prove captivating viewing over the course of 2019-20.last_img read more

Gerrard ‘surprised and flattered’ by Klopp job claim

first_imgSteven Gerrard admits to being “surprised and flattered” to find that Jurgen Klopp considers him to be the ideal candidate to step in as Liverpool’s next boss.The Anfield legend has been cutting his managerial teeth in Scotland with Rangers.He has impressed in the role at Ibrox and has made no secret of the fact that a return to Merseyside would appeal to him at some stage. 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 Klopp has suggested that Gerrard should be appointed whenever the day comes for him to step down from a role with the Reds, with the German telling FourFourTwo when quizzed about the role iconic figures have to play in the present and future: “Kenny [Dalglish] and Stevie have both been a really big support from day one.”If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow.”If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can.”Gerrard previously spent time working in Liverpool’s academy system, with Klopp always on hand to offer words of advice, and he is delighted to learn that a man who led the Reds to Champions League glory last season holds him in such high regard.Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2019-20The 39-year-old told reporters at a pre-weekend press conference: “I was surprised and flattered at the same time.”But when you read the quote really carefully, like I have, it said, ‘if I get sacked tomorrow’ he thinks Steven Gerrard should be the next Liverpool manager.”Jurgen Klopp’s not getting sacked tomorrow. I don’t want him to get sacked tomorrow. He’s doing a fantastic job.”Both Klopp and Gerrard are currently tied to contracts with their respective clubs until the summer of 2022.Neither is showing any sign of walking away from their posts, or being relieved of their duties.Gerrard hopes that remains the case for the foreseeable future, adding on Klopp: “I’m a Liverpool fan, and I’m sure every Liverpool fan on the planet endorses what I’m saying here, we want him to stay for many, many years and bring as much success to our club as possible, but it [the comment] was very flattering at the same time.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Cole backs Greenwood to be Man Utd regular

first_imgMason Greenwood has the “quality” and the right “mentality” to become an important player for Manchester United in the near future, according to Andy Cole.The young striker, who celebrated his 18th birthday on Tuesday, has already racked up seven appearances across all competitions this season, scoring twice.He netted his first senior goal in United colours to earn Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a 1-0 home victory over Astana in the Europa League on September 19, becoming the youngest scorer in European competition in the club’s history. 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 Greenwood followed up that performance with another goal in a Carabao Cup third-round tie against Rochdale, which the Red Devils scraped through on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.The English forward is expected to return to Solskjaer’s starting XI for a Europa League trip to AZ on Thursday night, with a glowing endorsement from a club legend likely to boost his confidence even further.Cole, part of United’s 1999 treble-winning side, insists it “won’t be long” before Greenwood is a fixture in Solskjaer’s line up.“The kid has got quality in abundance, to be fair to him,” he told MUTV.“If he keeps working and keeps progressing, which I have no doubt he will do, it won’t be too long before he is lining up for the first team on a regular basis.“When you watch him, as a former centre-forward, you can see with your own eyes that he has two great feet. If you look at his mentality as well, he looks like he has got his head screwed on for a very young boy who has just turned 18. “I watched him a lot during the pre-season tour and watched him quite a few times on MUTV as well, so you realise he has quality. It won’t be long.”United’s biggest problem at the start of the 2019-20 campaign has been a lack of goals, with only nine to their name from seven Premier League outings.The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Monday night, once again failing to finish off their opponents after getting into a winning position.Cole went on to admit that a lack of firepower is a concern for his old club, but he feels Solskjaer will inspire a turnaround in fortunes sooner rather than later.The former England frontman said: “It is a little bit of a concern, not getting that second goal when we go a goal up and can’t kill the game off.”So it has been a little bit disappointing but, listen, Ole and the rest of the coaching staff and team are working very hard to try to put it right. They will hit the net soon.”On United’s aspirations in the Europa League this season, Cole added: “You are in it to win it.“That is the way you have got to look at it. This is an opportunity to get into the Champions League next season, guaranteed, if you can’t get there due to our league position.”You have got to go out and try to win the competition. The players out here would like to win it, no doubt.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

‘De Gea looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on!’

first_imgFormer Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince has blasted David de Gea for his lack of leadership following the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat against Newcastle.The 28-year-old goalkeeper recently committed his long-term future to the Red Devils, signing a five-year deal to end speculation about his departure.United have started the season poorly, however, and sit 12th in the Premier League table following their defeat on Tyneside. 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 The Spaniard spoke to the media post-match at St James’ Park, claiming he was at a loss to explain Uniter’s recent performances, and Ince feels his demeanour was not acceptable from one of the leading players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dressing room.“I watched David de Gea’s post-match interview and I was at a loss,” Ince said to PaddyPower.“He’s meant to be one of the leaders. If that was Peter Schmeichel standing there, there’s no chance you’d have seen that interview. Rather than him addressing and recognising where the team were going wrong, it just felt like ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.’“This is one of the top players, the leaders at Man United, who has just signed a five-year contract. And he looks like he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on.“If you’re a United fan listening to your goalkeeper, one of the main leaders in the team, and that’s the interview you hear you’d be right to [think it was a disgrace]. I’d be looking thinking, ‘he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on – I bet he’s regretting signing that contract.’”Ince also insisted that the academy players that have been used by Solskjaer this season have been thrown in at the deep end, and suggested that many are not at the level required to play for United.“You can’t blame the young players either, and in fact, I wonder how many of those are even good enough really.“You look back to the academy days of Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes etcetera and you just don’t get those kinds of players anymore, especially not all in one group together. So, while it’s unfair to compare them to those, I would also say that some of them are just good young players.“Looking at the youth that played against Newcastle, and being realistic, how many of them will be playing first-team football on a regular basis in two or three years’ time? I’m not convinced.”United have two weeks to plan for their next Premier League fixture as they host Liverpool after the international break on October 20. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Scaloni hails Argentina attitude after Germany draw

first_imgArgentina boss Lionel Scaloni stated that he felt his side’s 2-2 draw with Germany on Wednesday was arguably the best performance of his tenure in charge.La Albiceleste found themselves two goals down in Dortmund less than a quarter of the way through the international friendly, following Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz’s early efforts.Scaloni’s substitutes however helped inspire a comeback as Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos sealed a draw late on following their arrivals for the second half. 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 The former Sevilla assistant manager took the reins of the national team following last year’s World Cup horror-show in Russia and has often attracted criticism for his selections so far.However, speaking after securing a share of the spoils in midweek, the 41-year-old felt optimistic for the future.When asked if it was the best showing of his tenure, Scaloni told reporters: “Possibly, yes, considering the opponent, but we had great games before, with our attitude.”What stands out, aside from the performance, was the attitude of wanting to overcome the score and not give the match away. That was our team’s greatest virtue in the second half.”It was a complicated match at 2-0, and it could’ve ended badly for us, but we read the match properly.”What we were supposed to do in the first half didn’t happen. In the second half it did. We’ve matured lot, that’s what these matches are all about; growing for the future, with complicated things ahead.”I think it [the second half] was the same as the first half, with the distinction that we didn’t commit any mistakes at ball clearances.”We had four mistakes in the first period; two of them were goals, the other two weren’t.”In these kinds of games, what matters is the functionality over the score. Logically, if we don’t lose, it’s better. The score comes second, most important is the performance.”In the second half, I’ll say it again, we saw another Argentina, a more decisive Argentina that knew what to do. But the first half needs to be properly analysed.”There were mistakes and if we could erase those mistakes, the performance wasn’t bad. Logically, Argentina were superior in the second half, so we must point out the good aspects and correct the bad ones from now on.”last_img read more

Report: Club Brugge 0-5 PSG

first_imgKylian Mbappe scored a second-half hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 5-0 win over Club Brugge in Tuesday’s Champions League Group A clash.The France forward was introduced from the bench seven minutes into the second half and helped put the game out of Brugge’s reach with a devastating display that also included an assist.Mauro Icardi opened the scoring for PSG at Jan Breydel Stadium and made it five goals in four matches after being set up by Mbappe in the second half. 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 Thomas Tuchel’s men have now won all three European matches without conceding and are five points better off than second-placed Real Madrid, who beat Galatasaray 1-0 in the other Group A fixture.3 – Angel Di Maria is the first player of Paris to deliver 3+ assists in a Champions League game since Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Dinamo Zagreb on 6 November 2012 (4). Helpful. #BRUPSG— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 22, 2019Icardi added to his goals against Galatasaray, Angers and Nice in PSG’s last three matches with a half-volley finish seven minutes in.Angel Di Maria took Thiago Silva’s cross-field pass in his stride and picked out Icardi on the edge of the six-yard box to push PSG towards a fifth successive win in all competitions.Di Maria missed a glorious chance when played in by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Icardi was denied by the legs of Simon Mignolet early in the second half.But Mbappe headed home nine minutes after being introduced from the bench and then teed up Icardi for a quickfire second from close range.Krepin Diatta had a goal ruled out for handball soon after and a bad day for Brugge got worse when Di Maria played in Mbappe, who took the ball past Mignolet and converted into the empty net.There was still time for Mbappe to complete his hat-trick, the forward firing past Mignolet after again being teed up by Di Maria once more.FULL TIME in BelgiumA night to remember for @KMbappe#CLUPSG— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 22, 2019What does it mean? PSG on brink of last 16 PSG could have sealed a place in the knockout rounds today had Galatasaray drawn with Real Madrid. As it is, though, Tuchel’s men are seven points clear of third-place Brugge and should get the job done in two weeks’ time when these sides face off in Paris.Icardi continues scoring streak Mbappe was at his clinical best in Belgium and will rightly grab the headlines, but Icardi also stepped up from the off and is proving a shrewd loan signing for Tuchel. He now has seven goals in nine Champions League matches for Inter and PSG, with each of those coming in the group stage.Mignolet undoes good work Mignolet produced a good save low down to deny Icardi 50 minutes in, but he undid his hard work by palming a cross straight into Mbappe’s path for PSG’s second goal. The French champions did not look back from that point.What’s next? These two renew acquaintances on November 6 in Paris. Next for PSG, however, is the small matter of Le Classique against Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday, the same day Brugge host Belgian First Division title challengers Standard Liege. read morelast_img read more

Girls basketball: Skyview 51, Hudson’s Bay 31

first_imgGirls basketball: Skyview 51, Hudson’s Bay 31 The Columbian Hudson’s Bay EaglesSkyview Storm Emily Norton scored 21 points to lead the Storm to a win at the Evergreen Holiday Tournament.Maddie Hendricks and Remi Riley added 10 each for the Storm (12-1). Aniyah Hampton had 16 to pace Bay (9-3).SKYVIEW 51, HUDSON’S BAY 31SKYVIEW (12-1) — Michelle Winter 0, Alexis Perez 0, Maddie Hendricks 10, Ava Harmon 4, Remingtin Riley 10, Tanariea Deloney 0, Kazz Parks 6, Emily Norton 21. Totals 20 (9) 2-7 51.HUDSON’S BAY (9-3) — Juliann Medrano 0, Shelby DeLong 2, Maria Mendez 0, Jaydia Martin 0, Mae Carse 2, Xena Le 0, Aniyah Hampton 16, Kamelai Powell 9, Anastacia Mikaele 2, Lose’ Tamo’ua 0. Totals 13 (2) 3-6 31. Published: December 29, 2018, 11:04pm Share: Skyview 10 18 7 16–51HudBay 2 9 13 7–31center_img Tags Share: GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Gorge on trail to recovery

first_img Now comes the hard, long-term work on those parts of the Gorge where the damage was the worst.The Eagle Creek Trail, one of the Gorge’s most popular trails, remains closed.“Basically, what we’ve been saying is that we are working on it and we are making progress,” said Rachel Pawlitz, the public affairs officer for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (CRGNSA). “But, because of the nature of what needs to happen before we can open it, we do not have a time frame.”“We are fairly certain it will not open by the end of this summer. There is a chance that it will open by the end of the year.”Pawlitz explained that several bridges along the route were destroyed, and that replacing them will take time. They also prefer to wait until the entire 14-mile reach can be re-opened, to allow the public an escape route if landslides close sections of the trail. Hikers on the Horsetail Falls Trail walk past trees that were charred during the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017. Visitors to Columbia Gorge hiking trails can see first hand how a forest recovers from a fire. Photos by Terry Otto/The Columbian Photo Gallery GO 2 Photos “When you’re walking along you start to see evidence that there was a burn,” said Delpha Thomas. “We were noticing trees close to the trail that are black.”“This is a really magical trail because you can walk behind the falls,” she said. “This is a great one.”She was heartened by the green-up sights along the trail.“I’m glad to see this area is recovering,”As the crowds return to the Gorge trails, Pawlitz warns that hikers need to be prepared for any scenario, including getting lost. This happens every year to a number of hikers. She lists some things people should do to make sure their hike is safe and fun.“We are encouraging people to plan before they come out,” she said. “Bring a backpack with essentials, and be prepared to spend the night if you can’t get back.” Receive latest stories and local news in your email: As the forest recovers, visitors are flocking back to favored trails to see for themselves what was done by the fire.“Lots of people hike a certain trail every year, and this is a great way for them to see what the natural regrowth processes look like,” said Pawlitz.Some members of the public may wait a long time to see their favorite trail again.“There are a few trails that are very obliterated and we have not made any final plans, but we do not intend to work on them anytime soon,” added Pawlitz. “Understand that you should have that extra level of awareness, looking up and looking down, because a lot of the hazards come from falling rocks or trees, or uneven footing,” she said.“Tell people where you are going, bring a map, and don’t use your cellphone as a flashlight. it doesn’t last long.”For up to date information on trail closures, check the CRGNSA Alerts and Notices website at: Share: Rockslides are a big concern in the Eagle Creek Canyon, and with every heavy rain the conditions deteriorate more. What is loosening the soils and scree slopes are the lack of roots, a problem that will continue for years to come.“In the coming seasons landslides are a bigger concern than wildfires,” said Pawlitz. “There are going to be (dead) trees that are decaying, and those roots might take five years before they start giving way. It’s probably going to get worse as opposed to better as far as trees falling.”Pawlitz warns hikers that winds and rains will cause many trees to come down. Hikers should avoid the burned areas during high wind events.She pointed to the Multnomah Falls Trail as an example of instability. The trail was deemed sound and re-opened, but then a rockslide closed it. The geologist warned there was still quite a bit of rock that could come down, so the trail will remain closed. terry.otto@columbian.comcenter_img Subscribe Today She pointed to the Wahclela Trail as an example. The canyon is too unstable to enter as yet.The popular Horsetail Falls Trail is open, but only to the upper falls. Most of the connecting trails are closed off.That did not stop many visitors this last Sunday. The Horsetail Falls trailhead parking lot was full by 10 a.m.Delpha and Jarrod Thomas had brought their young son Arlo to the trail, which has been one of their favorites hikes for years. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. The juxtaposition of lush, green foliage against the boles of charred, black trees was stunning. Creeping wildflowers crawled over stony slopes and cascaded down steep hillsides, filling every sunlit spot with color. Blackened boughs poked above the riot of new growth, a reminder that this was the site of a massive wildfire just a couple years ago.The Columbia River Gorge continues to recover from the tragic fire of September 2017, and the trails that have opened offer glimpses of what a recovering forest looks like.The trails open in the Gorge right now offer a wonderful educational opportunity to see the rebirth of a forest. This short hike on the Horsetail Falls Trail was filled with evidence that fire is an integral element in forest health.Many Columbia Gorge trails have reopened, but others may be closed for years.The massive Eagle Creek Fire was started on September 2, 2017, when a 15-year old youth from Vancouver tossed a smoke bomb into tinder-dry brush along the lower Eagle Creek Trail. It eventually burned over 48,000 acres of forest, and caused millions of dollars in damage. Share: By Terry Otto, Columbian staff writer Published: June 12, 2019, 6:27pm Terry Otto Columbian staff writer Gorge on trail to recovery Burned areas gradually reopen, offer glimpse of forest rebirthlast_img read more

Community notebook: Washington Timbers women move into playoff position

first_img Follow The Timbers host Washington Premier of Puyallup at 3 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Sports Complex in the regular-season finale. Admission is $6 for adults.Victory fall to Force 5-1The Vancouver Victory lost to the Oly-Pen Force 5-1 on Saturday at Bremerton in an Evergreen Premier League match.Moises Manon scored for the Victory (0-6-1) to make it 2-1 in the 58th minute.The Victory host Washington Premier at 5 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Sports Complex in their final home match of the season. Admission is $6 for adults. GO By The Columbian All-star high school soccer is SundayThe Clark County Senior All-Star Soccer Game is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Sports Complex following the Washington Timbers and Vancouver Victory matches.Top seniors from around Clark County have been invited to play in the match.Admission to the all-star game is free.Little League all-star teams book spots to stateThe Cascade Little League All-Stars won the District 4 major softball title on Saturday, beating East County in two games, 10-0 and 14-4.Cascade advances to the state tournament beginning June 29 at Poulsbo.Ridgefield is the District 6 representative to the state tournament. Follow The Columbian on Instagram Community notebook: Washington Timbers women move into playoff position Published: June 24, 2019, 9:30pm Intermediate baseball — Evergreen beat Columbia 18-1 on Monday to win the District 4 title and advance to state, which begins June 29 at Fort Vancouver Little League.Grass Valley is next run for summer seriesThe Clark County Running Club’s summer series heads to Grass Valley Park in Camas for the next two Wednesday summer series runs.The Grass Valley 5K begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday and on July 3.The race begins at Grass Valley Park across the street from Lacamas Swim & Sport, 3211 N.W. 38th Ave., in Camas.Jesse McChesney of Vancouver was the fastest among 80 runners at last week’s Washougal Dike Run No. 2. He did the 3-mile course in 17 minutes, 14 seconds.center_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The Washington Timbers women’s soccer team scored last with an 89th minute goal from Sarah Teubner to take the 3-2 win over the Oly-Pen Force on Saturday at Bremerton in Week 7 of the Northwest Premier League.The Timbers (2-5-0) and the Force (2-5-0) have the advantage for the final two playoff spots, sitting in fifth and sixth place with one week left to play. The top six team make the playoffs.Subine Postmas scored for the Timbers in the 2nd minute and Emily Wilkins equalized in the 7th. Andrea DePinto gave the Timbers a 2-1 lead in the 57th but again, the Force tied it up in the 68th with a Lauren Hudson goal.But it was former Clark College standout Teubner who finished it off with an assist from Ellie Schmid, a Washougal High grad, to give the Timbers their second win of the season and move them into playoff position. Washington Timbers starting XI at Bremerton on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Washington Timbers photo) Share: Shun Yamaguchi, 18, of Vancouver, was second (17:36), and Branden Chou, 15, was third (17:54).Abby Knight was first among the women in 19:55, placing 15th overall.Just nine runners did the 5-mile course. Joseph Boothby was first in 32:24.For a list of upcoming summer series runs, go online to read more

Primetime slips to 0-2 at Babe Ruth World Series

first_img Published: August 4, 2019, 3:42pm Primetime looked prime to get its first victory at the Babe Ruth 16-18 World Series on Sunday in Mobile, Ala.However, the Bakersfield (Calif.) Wave scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to steal a 7-6 victory, sending the Pacific Northwest champs from Clark County to 0-2 in pool play.Primetime jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning on a bases-loaded walk and fielder’s choice groundout, only to have Bakersfield score four runs in the bottom of the second and add one more in the fourth.Primetime got two runs back in the fifth ining on Hayden Williamson’s ground out, and a single by Tanner McDonald to make it 5-4. An error in the sixth inning allowed the tying run to score for Primetime, and another error on a ground ball scored Wyatt Wooden for a 6-5 Primetime lead.Bakersfield (3-0), the Pacific Southwest champion, opened the bottom of the seventh with a double, sacrifice bunt and a walk. The Wave then scored the tying run on a single.With two outs and runners at second and third, the Wave scored the winning run on a error.Dillon Hamilton went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and a stolen base for Primetime. By The Columbian Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Primetime slips to 0-2 at Babe Ruth World Series Share: The two teams combined for nine errors and 16 men left on base.Needing a victory to keep hopes alive for bracket play, Primetime next faces Middle Atlantic Region champion Onondaga, N.Y., at 4:30 p.m. Monday, and then Ohio Valley Region champion Crown Point, Ind., at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.The top two teams from the two four-team brackets advance to single-elimination play starting Wednesday. GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Montrose Travel – More Than Just a Host Agency

first_imgWritten By: Andi Mysza,Senior Vice President, CTM North America – Head of Allure Travel by CTM and MTravel Hosting Services Everybody loves a good shortcut. Whether you’re brand spanking new to the travel industry or an experienced veteran, who wouldn’t want the fast-track to profitability? But I’ll let you in on a secret that’s going to save you a lot of grief as you grow as a travel professional: to be achieve financial success, keep learning.  I can speak to this topic on a personal level. Decades ago, my parents bought Montrose Travel, and I cut my career teeth on everything from sorting brochures all the way up to becoming co-owner with my brother and sister-in-law. We quickly learned that to stay competitive in a time of internet booking, slashed commissions, mega-agencies and economic depression we couldn’t sit on our intellectual haunches. That meant constantly asking ourselves: What can we do better? How can we adapt to changing travel habits? What hard choices can we make now that will pay off later?  Get A Host Agency That Can Do Both At MTravel, we are fierce advocates for ongoing learning—it’s the attitude that has helped us transform a small mom-and-pop travel agency to a multi-million powerhouse today. That learning involves two key components: practical development and personal development. [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]Practical development includes learning fun new stuff: streamlining your e-marketing, mastering key booking tools, experiencing and documenting the hottest new destination. Personal development channels the power of people: the bond forged with your preferred suppliers, the trust built with your host agency, the wisdom gleaned from your fellow travel professionals. Together, these components enrich your knowledge, minimize mistakes and protect you from falling a step (or two) behind your competitors. Partnering with a progressive host agency like MTravel provides ample opportunity for both. Professional Development: It’s Different For Everyone, and That’s OkayVariety is the spice of life! At MTravel, we’ve spent the last few decades observing how people learn and thrive as travel agency owners. Based on extensive feedback from our independent travel professionals, we’ve finessed our professional development programs down to a fine science to blend those two components—and our newest offerings are our best yet. For Face-to-Face Learners: Jump Start LIVE!Starting your own business is a serious undertaking. MTravel’s award-winning Jump Start Series began as a live webinar series designed for the beginner agent to help break up the process into bite-sized pieces. At the end of a month, graduates were ready to take on the world, fueled with enough knowledge to curate travel with confidence. But not everyone learns best in front of a screen. To help, we created a face-to-face extension of our popular Jump Start Series, perfect for both new agents as well as those looking for a caffeine jolt for their business. Hosted at our headquarters in beautiful Montrose, California, this 3-day bootcamp covers crucial elements like how to develop your agency brand, top booking techniques for air, hotel, cruise, vacation packages and insurance, best practices for accounting, open Q&A forums and more. We also create bonding experiences with a cocktail hour, mini-trade show and farewell dinner to give you maximum networking time with your peers and preferred suppliers. The proof of success is in the feedback. “Jump Start Live is an excellent training and networking session,” said 2017 attendee Doreen Coones of Coones Travel and Tours. “The big picture the travel industry, hosting agency, supplier relationship, and how I fit in as an independent contractor finally became clear to my mind.” We couldn’t have put it better. For the Tech-Challenged: MTech AcademyMTravel’s MTech Academy is our newest, stripped-down approach to helping travel professionals get comfy with technology. In partnership with Virtuoso, the nation’s leading travel consortium, this in-person event eliminates distractions and zeroes in on the best tools and programs to manage your travel business. Our intimate sessions demystify travel technology with critical workshops on affordable cloud-based business tools, social media advertising, digital marketing technology and an exclusive professional development session at Virtuoso’s own headquarters in Ft. Worth, Texas. We even unlock the secrets of our ultra-new private-labeled consumer website to make booking and marketing your agency a snap. Attendees leave refreshed, equipped and more tech-efficient than ever. For Those Hungry for More: Annual Educational ConferenceThis is our masterstroke, the most highly rated event among our independent travel professionals. Held in a new destination every year, this 5-day conference represents the turning point for many travel professionals; the event that transforms the course of their career and forges lifelong friendships.   This year’s event, “Secrets to Your Success,” focuses on productivity, how to amplify your daily operations to work smarter, not harder. Agent attendance has surged by 14% past last year’s conference, with 100% participation from our preferred suppliers to help you get the most networking juice out of your investment. Best-in-class training sessions, supplier panels and intimate roundtables are coupled with plenty of time to explore Mexico, which remains one of the most popular and profitable destinations for U.S. travelers to date. Hailed as “invaluable,” “motivational,” and a “must-do” by our attendees, the Annual Educational Conference is the reigning king of ongoing learning for savvy travel professionals.   Professional Development = The Shortcut to Success When it comes to professional development, having the right host agency partner is critical. MTravel represents the biggest shortcut to success by supplying built-in opportunities to fasttrack your practical and personal development in the travel industry. With more than 40 years of hosting under our belt, rock-solid supplier relationships and the resources of a top-11 international travel company like Corporate Travel Management on our side, we’ve already done the hard work for you. So what part can you take to get that competitive edge? All you need to do is carve out the time. Just like we make eating, sleeping, exercise and socializing part of a healthy lifestyle, we have to nourish our businesses for a healthy bottom line. Dedicate time for taking online classes. Show up to networking events. Attend conferences. Meet your peers for coffee. Engage in regular calls with your host agency. Join the webinars. Participate in your peers’ online forum. No matter where you are on your travel journey, you are never too “fill in the blank” to stop learning.  So take our hand and let’s jump together—the result will be a more confident, competent and profitable you.  Are you ready to start your independent travel business with MTravel? We are here to help! Contact us here or call us at 800-870-5799. Be sure to check out our website at and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.last_img read more

NSWMA Steps Up Activities to Keep Jamaica Clean

first_imgThe National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be ramping up efforts this year to keep the country clean and safeguard public health.Executive Director of the NSWMA, Jennifer Edwards, says that focus will be placed on waste reduction, through a series of public education messages to encourage members of the public to reuse, reduce and recycle.She tells JIS News that waste reduction has become a major issue in Jamaica, primarily because persons are not managing their garbage. She argues that waste management can and should become a way of life, and, if practised continuously, will make the collection process easier.One such way is by composting waste, such as left over vegetables, and peels from ground provisions such as yam and bananas.“Put them in a container, add a little dirt, stir it, and use as fertilizer for potted plants and lawns, which makes them look lush, and will ultimately reduce the amount of waste that goes into our disposal sites,” she advises.She also urges persons to reuse plastic containers and boxes. “So we are saying to persons, reuse as much as you can to prevent excess garbage. If you have boxes, use them for your children to do their drawing, or find some other creative way to utilize them,” she urges.She notes that even though recycling is not a major business in Jamaica, because of inadequate facilities, nevertheless, waste materials suitable for reprocessing can be packaged by the NSWMA, and exported if containerized by citizens.Importantly, she is advising citizens to avoid putting electronics into solid waste that is to be collected, because it is very difficult to separate, once it gets into the compactors. “Keep electronics separate, call us and we will make arrangements for them to be collected separately from the rest of the waste,” Miss Edwards states.Keeping Jamaica CleanAs the lead agency charged with the responsibility of keeping Jamaica clean, Miss Edwards says the NSWMA is fully committed to carrying out its duty to collect, transport, store, and manage solid waste, “in order to prevent it from becoming a public and a health nuisance.”Highlighting the agency’s tagline: ‘Jamaica’s Beauty is our duty’, the Executive Director notes, however, that keeping Jamaica clean is not just the responsibility of the Government, but is, in fact, the obligation of every citizen.“It is the responsibility of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), private sector companies, government entities, and individual citizens. We have a responsibility to keep Jamaica clean, so don’t just throw your trash in the streets; bag it, containerize it, and we will collect it,” she implores.Miss Edwards mentioned the ongoing ‘Keep Jamaica Clean’ campaign,an initiative of the Government of Jamaica, which is intended to encourage citizens to get into the habit of keeping their surroundings clean.The NSWMA has also assigned community relations officers in each region across the island, to educate citizens about how best to manage their solid waste.“As part of our mandate, we visit schools, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and citizens’ associations meetings, to interact and educate them about how best to reuse, reduce, and recycle solid waste,” Miss Edwards says.A clean school competition is currently in progress, which will conclude in March 2013.“Schools from across the island are competing against each other, to showcase the best ways of composting solid waste, separating plastics and turning waste-to-art,” she explains.Mentioning the six-month waste separation pilot project, which ended in September 2012, and involved three communities in Kingston, Miss Edwards says the initiative will be extended to other areas of the island. Under the project, citizens of Karachi, Havendale, and Whitfield Town were charged with the responsibility to manage their waste through separating and containerizing. “We are now moving into Manchester to conduct the second phase of this pilot project. Based on the feedback regarding the first phase of the project, there was a high compliance rate. In some communities there was a 52 per cent compliance rate, which showed that the residents are willing to work with the NSWMA, by managing their solid waste,” Miss Edwards said.Working with StakeholdersMiss Edwards said the NSWMA is in dialogue with parish councils to implement a clean city competition in 2013, where the best kept city will be awarded for proper waste management.The agency will also be working with stakeholder agencies to enforce laws relating to illegal dumping and to ensure that garbage disposal is included in development planning.“Presently, a lot of private sector personnel just dispose of their waste on the road, and oftentimes mix it with commercial waste, which is a major problem for us, and we are seeking to change that,” Miss Edwards says.She tells JIS News that there is collaboration with the Kingston Chamber of Commerce (KCC), and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC), to put measures in place, to prosecute such persons, if they are caught in the act.The NSWMA is also working with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), and is looking at the agency’s re-development plans, especially for the downtown area, to ensure that when developments are being done, the NSWMA can easily gain access to those areas, to effectively collect waste.“One of the challenges that we have is that homes are being developed on streets that are so narrow, that prevents our compactors from getting into those areas, so there is always a pile up of garbage, which eventually becomes a public health hazard,” Miss Edwards argues.“We are working with different government entities, to ensure that whatever future plans are to be implemented, proper garbage disposal is taken into consideration,” she adds.Importantly, Miss Edwards is encouraging citizens to pay their property taxes, which is a requirement by law, and is the agency’s main source of funding.“Citizens of Jamaica; work with us; pay your property taxes, so we can accumulate the resources needed to carry out our job effectively…(and) be more efficient in our operations,” she appeals.An agency of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, the NSWMA was established in 2001, under the National Solid Waste Management Act.The agency collects garbage everyday utilising its fleet of trucks and through contractual arrangements with private companies and individuals.The NSWMA has eight waste disposal sites in Church Corner, St. Thomas; Riverton, Kingston; Doctors Wood, Portland; Haddon and Tobalski, St. Ann; Martin’s Hill, Manchester; Myersville, St. Elizabeth and Retirement, St. James.The authority also has overall management and regulatory responsibilities for all the Parks and Market companies islandwide.last_img read more

An Interview with Greg Hill the Man Who Skied 2 Million Feet

first_imgGreg Hill is a ski guide known for pushing the limits of endurance in mountains across North America.He’s held records for skiing more than two million vertical feet in a year, skiing 62 vertical miles in a month and first descents in Norway, Chile, Pakistan and Canada. Recently we spoke with the renowned skier and picked his brain on a variety of topics. From learning more about how he uses modern tech to help his mountain guiding business in the form of the 57Hours app, to hearing the story of how he managed to ski two million feet, and even what drove him to make the switch from a standard automobile to an EV.Backcountry Ski  GuidingGuiding clients backcountry skiing is one of Hill’s main sources of income. It’s how he started making the mountains his job and still loves it.Travis Rousseau“The majority of my winters are spent on my professional career, my pro skier career versus the guiding, but I probably do 30 days a winter,” Hill says. “It’s definitely something I love doing, one; and it’s my source of income for the rest of my life really, so I like to keep honed. So that 30 days is a great way to keep doing it and keep making sure I’m progressing and becoming a better guide.”57Hours57Hours is a new phone app that connects skiers and climbers with certified mountain guides all over North America and, increasingly, the rest of the world. Pick your dream trip and the app puts you in touch directly with the guide, but only after they’ve gone through a vetting process.“You need to be accredited, especially to guide people so having [57Hours] do that legwork ensures that clients that are searching through 57Hours are getting qualified certified guides, which will make their experience better.” Hill says.Hill’s biggest tip for making the best trip with a guide? Let the guide do the work. “At first I didn’t see the benefits of using I guide. Now, I can see the benefits of having the right guide and them planning it for you because that’s their area of experience. That makes it a worry free, amazing trip instead of muddling around for a couple days. If you’ve got five days and you muddle around for two figuring things out, then maybe you get three good days. But you hire a guide, that dream of yours can be exactly like you dreamt it to be.”Skiing Two Million FeetBig goals like skiing two million feet or summiting 100 mountains in a tiny car requires persistence over years and years, which Hill knows well.Angela Percival/Arcteryx“They were very long term [goals]. 1999 is when I dreamt of two million. Y2K would be neat to do two million. To get there I had to be able to do one million in a season, so I finally did a million in a long season. But the average per day wasn’t quite good enough for two million. So then I spent some time doing 10,000 foot days to hone my daily skills and maximums. So then I could get to two million feet. And then I ended up doing 50,000 in a week. And then finally all that training for 10 years worked towards the two million feet.”A couple years later he decided he needed another challenge and aimed for 100 kilometers (62 miles) of vertical skiing in one month.“And then after the two million feet, that will take a few years to recover, mentally and emotionally. Then the March Madness, the 100k, that was just another ‘Let’s see if we still got it.’ What could I do for one month of non-stop?“Gore-Tex Vs. Softshell JacketsSoftshell fabrics in jackets and pants were basically created for ski touring and breathable adventures in the mountains, but Hill’s favourite gear has changed over time.“For years I was a softshell guy but when the weather turned then you were never quite prepared for it. You were if you carried your pants in your backpack. A nice gore-tex pant with a decent stride with some thigh zips that open wide are more of a one-piece that does it all.” Hill’s current go to favourites are the Rush LT pants and jacket from Arc’teryx.Obviously skis are important tools for the snow but you need the right tool for the conditions.“I’m a powder skier so I’m usually on a powder ski like the Salomon QST 118 and then the bindings depend on if I’m on and off the mountain then I’m in the Shift. But if it’s strictly touring bigger days then I’ll be on the MTN pin bindings.”Electric AdventuresSpending more and more time and fuel driving to trailheads and flying to ski destinations, Hill started to worry about his carbon footprint.“It was growing for years, when I watch myself drive my F-350 up to Rogers Pass for a day of solo touring and enjoying nature. The hypocrisy of that action took a long time to settle in.” Hill says. Instead of driving a gas-guzzler he tried to go the other end of the eco-extreme.Travis Rousseau“In 2012 I biked to all my summits for a month, but people would drive by in their trucks. No one would really join me, it was just too hard. Now the adoption into the electric vehicle is really easy, it’s really easy. It’s just a vehicle. It’s the same amount of energy, it’s not like I’ve gotta bike 40k to do this. It’s not what you’re going to do normally but a little more sustainable.” And then the timing was right when Chevrolet came out with the fully electric Bolt.“Once the Chevrolet came out, I thought ‘well this thing has range.’ I can prove that a life of adventure is possible. Climb 100 summits. If I can do 100 summits, the average person can have an adventurous life without sacrificing too much.“You can find Greg Hill in the mountains around Revelstoke, British Columbia, and on Instagram. Editors’ Recommendations Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Professional Climber Adrian Ballinger on the Savage Mountain, No-Oxygen Climbing, and YouTube NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacylast_img read more

Talking Portlands Craft Beer Scene with Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing

first_img Jeffrey Freeman A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato 1 of 4 Jeffrey Freeman The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux Previous Editors’ Recommendations Next Have a style of beer you want to learn more about? Think we’re missing the mark on a specific topic? If you have a question or comment for The Manual podcast crew, give us a shout at — we’re always around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can join the discussion. You can find Upright Brewing in northwest Portland and follow the team on Facebook and Instagram.Further ReadingTalking Sour Beers with Cascade BrewingMake Lagers Great Again: Why American Craft Brewers are Taking the Style BackDubbel the Fun: A Guide to Monastic Beercenter_img Jeffrey Freeman Jeffrey Freeman Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is dedicated to helping men live a more engaged life. Each week, our editors and guests get together for a round-table discussion about what’s new, exciting, and unique in the men’s lifestyle world. So pop open your favorite brew, step into your man cave, and start streaming.For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, the round-table — managing editor Nicole Raney, food and drink editor Sam Slaughter, and host Greg Nibler — travel to Portland, Oregon’s Upright Brewing to speak with founder Alex Ganum about the city’s beer scene and what’s next for the world of craft beer.If you’ve never been to Portland (or listened to any of our other beer-related podcasts), then it probably still doesn’t come as a surprise that the hippest city in Oregon is one of the meccas for craft beer in the country. With 117 breweries in the Portland metro area as of June 2018, it’s hard to go a block or two without finding a decent brew. To find out more about the scene as a whole and how it has grown and changed, we sat down with Alex Ganum of Upright Brewery, which just celebrated its tenth anniversary.In such a rapidly-changing industry, it’s always fun to hear how it has changed from the perspective of someone who has been in the business for a while. Ganum tells the gang what it was like when he first started his brewery and how the scene has shifted — not just in terms of the number of breweries, but the types of beer being brewed and the people brewing those beers. From there, the conversation switches to Upright’s beers and beer philosophy, as well as a discussion about lagers and why more and more craft breweries are producing them.If you live in Portland, love Portland craft beer, or just love a good brew every now and again, then this episode is for you. Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Jeffrey Freeman Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells last_img read more

What is Cognac A Quick Guide to the Classic French Spirit

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Liqueur 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made When you think of the French brandy we know and love as cognac, one of two things probably comes to mind. First, you might think of snobbery, of that je ne sais quoi that makes everything French so damn French. If not that, you’re probably conjuring images of the 1990s Saturday Night Live! character “The Ladies Man” Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows), who drank Courvoisier during every show.Regardless of what you pictured — even if it’s just a blank canvas because you know nothing about the spirit that’s been produced in western France for centuries — you’re in the right place. Below, you’ll find a crash course on everything you need to know about cognac. (Which is perfect considering today, June 4, is National Cognac Day.)What Is Cognac?Cognac is brandy made, primarily, from a blend of grapes that include the Ugni blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard varietals. At least 90% of the brandy must be comprised of those grapes, while an additional 10% can be made of other kinds, such as Semillon, Folignan, and more. Like Champagne, cognac must be made in the Cognac region of France (check out this map if you want to see where that is).Once the brandy is made, it must be distilled twice in copper pot stills, then aged at least two years in oak barrels, (At this point, if you’re saying, “Man, this sounds like whiskey,” you’re not wrong. The processes and laws are somewhat similar). The barrels must be made from French oak sourced either from Limousin or Tronçais.Cognac GradesWhen deciding what kind of cognac you are going to buy, there are a couple things you can look for on the label to help you in your journey. First, you can consider the quality grades, which were created by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). These have everything to do with the liquor’s age.V.S. (Very Special)A blend where the youngest brandy has been in a cask for at least two years.Example: Courvoisier V.S.Courvoisier also recently released a Sherry Cask finished cognac, which is available here.V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale)Also known as “Reserve,” this designation signifies that the youngest brandy has been stored in casks for at least four years.Example: D’USSÉ V.S.O.PHead here for D’USSÉ cocktail suggestions.X.O. (Extra Old)Extra Old means that the youngest brandy in the batch has been in a cask for at least six years. Starting in April 2018, this designation’s age requirement will change to ten years. Cognacs that would have previously met the X.O. requirement but would no longer be classified as such by the new law, will be referred to by the designation “Napoléon.”Example: Remy Martin X.O.Hors d’âge (Beyond Age)Beyond Age is the final quality designation and is, by law, equal to X.O., but can be used by cognac producers for premium products that go beyond the specified age designation.Example: Raymond Ragnaud Hors d’âgeCognac-Producing RegionsNot to be tied to just one type of designation, cognac can also be classified by its cru, or the geographic region where its grapes are grown. Much like wine, the grapes of a specific region — even if they’re the same varietal — will taste different due to the terroir (the various environmental factors that influence how a grape grows and tastes, such as climate and soil composition). There are six cognac crus in total. They are:Grande-ChampagnePetite-ChampagneBorderiesFin BoisBon BoisBois OrdinairesIn terms of size, Fin Bois is the largest, with around 85,000 acres total, while Borderies is the smallest with just over 10,000 acres. It’s important to note that the sizes mentioned are total acreage, not how much is planted with vineyards.Flavor-wise, the different designations of cognac will vary. Much like with whiskies, it’s possible to find fruit notes (both dried and not), a variety of spice characteristics, flowery or herbal notes, or rancio, which helps describe the sweet yet nutty flavor you can pull from the oak aging. Each cru has its own specific profile.Now, new cognac experts, go forth and prosper with a snifter of cognac at your side!Article originally published June 4, 2017. The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers last_img read more

Beard Straighteners Are a Thing Heres Why You Might Want One

first_img Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Editors’ Recommendations Once you’ve straightened your beard, keep it that way with your choice of beard wax, conditioner, or oil, and enjoy the moment someone’s eyes zero in on your perfectly executed beard shape and widen with wonder as they marvel at the precise styling of your magnificent facial hair. Humans have been straightening their hair since someone (presumably) accidentally realized the application of heat to a wavy mop-top results in smooth strands that stay in place. Humans have also been curling their hair — even their beards — since they realized the inverse could be achieved, too. Don’t believe us? Please see contemporary statues, imagery, and art of the ancient Sumerians, Persians, and Greeks (who curled their beards into ringlets with some of the earliest tongs). Changes your perception of 300 doesn’t it?Given man’s above-cited love of peacocking, combined with our modern-day affinity for full, luscious beards, it’s no surprise that there exists a device designed to straighten men’s beard hair. The Kuschelbar, by Masc by Jeff Chastain, is just that, with the added benefit of being able to straighten the hair on your head, too (if you so desire, that is).But, you’re asking, why the hell would I need to straighten my beard? Isn’t the point of it to be large, voluminous, and thick? Yes, this is true, but a beard should be well-maintained and consistently groomed, meaning split-ends, flyaways, unwanted waves, and unevenness should be preemptively and proactively managed.With Kuschelbar, having a well-maintained, crisp, and perfectly coiffed beard is easy. Like a regular hair straightener, this beard straightener uses heat in combination with a brush to usher negative ions into and around the beard hair, providing a smoother, more polished appearance. Using 190-degree (Celcius) temperatures, you might think you’d easily burn your face off with something like this, but thanks to a heat barrier comb design, you can straighten even the roguest of beards without worrying about mangling your mug. Masc sent The Manual a sample and one of our staffers (Dan) took one for the team and tested it out. In the video below, you can see how easily and effortlessly Dan’s beard went from being almost unruly to downright dashing.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:27Loaded: 35.66%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:27 SharePlayback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAt $100, Kuschelbar might seem like an overly expensive grooming accessory, but keep in mind that it is specifically designed and built for beards. If you tried to use your girlfriend or wife’s hair straightener on your beard, you’d be likely to end up with a burnt cheek and smoking whiskers rather than a subtly styled beard. So the cost, while not cheap, is definitely worth it to save your skin. Masc by Jeff Chastain Kuschelbar Hair & Beard Straightener $100 from Masc by Jeff Chastain How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster How to Shave With a Straight Razor Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard last_img read more

The Best Motorcycle Tents for Camping on Two Wheels

first_imgWingman-of-the-RoadThe only thing more exhilarating than hitting the open road is hitting the open road on two wheels. Whether that means on a motorbike or under your own power on a traditional bicycle, there’s nothing like cruising some backcountry road at sunset with the wind in your hair, George Thorogood in your ear, and a few bugs in your teeth. When you’re ready to overnight along the way and an ordinary roadside motel won’t do, you need a proper motorcycle tent. Here are four of the best.Best Overall: Lone Rider MotoTent V2Lone Rider’s MotoTent V2 is the closest thing to a gold standard in two-wheel tents. The best-in-class motorcycle tent features a large sleep area roomy enough for two riders and their gear. The integrated vestibule is wide enough for one adventure motorcycle with panniers. High-quality materials all around — a fire-retardant ripstop nylon shell, waterproof zippers, and aircraft-grade aluminum stakes — make it damn-near-bulletproof. Yet, the entire affair weighs just 12 pounds. The downside is that you’ll pay handsomely for the privilege of owning the best. A new MotoTent will set you back more than $550.Best  for Adventures: Redverz Atacama Expedition Motorcycle TentLike Lone Rider, Redverz is well-respected in the world of adventure biking and two-wheel camping. Its Atacama Expedition Tent is the company’s flagship motorcycle tent, over-engineered with 4000mm hydrostatic head on the outer fly so it’ll stand up to driving rain and hard winds. The vestibule can accommodate any full-sized touring adventure bike with panniers allowing riders to park straight inside. Twin garage doors roll down on either side to keep your bike dry and protected. Inside, the oversized footprint is large enough to accommodate a queen airbed or two sleeping pads plus a pair of camp chairs. The ceiling boasts a peak height of 77 inches, more than enough for all but the tallest riders to stand comfortably. $600 from Redverz $410 from Wingman-of-the-Road Ready for more adventure? Here’s everything you need to plan a road trip. Best Budget Option: Coleman Hooligan 2-Person Backpacking TentColeman gear strikes a balance between durability and affordability. Their products are rarely the best on the market, but they offer good value for the money. The Hooligan 2-Person Backpacking Tent is no exception. The compact dome sleeps two comfortably with room for two camp pads, and the exterior holds up to wind and rain equally well. When the weather allows, the rain fly can be removed to reveal an all-mesh interior for better ventilation and stargazing. A small front vestibule provides extra dry storage for gear or a two-wheeler. While bulkier than most on this list, it still weighs less than nine pounds making it an ideal choice for motorcycle and bicycle campers. The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men $65 from Coleman Best All-in-One System: Wingman-of-the-Road Goose Motorcycle Camping SystemThe Wingman-of-the-Road Goose is unlike any other motorcycle tent we’ve seen. It eschews the modern, freestanding nylon tent setup for a unique design that’s part vintage, part military-inspired, and all utilitarian. The entire system — including the canvas tent, thick foam mattress, sleeping bag, and blanket (which doubles as a cover for the whole kit) — is an all-in-one solution for weekend adventure cyclists. Simply throw the Goose onto the back of your bike, and you’re prepared to overnight just about anywhere. When you’re ready to make camp, the tent sets up with a flap that extends over the seat and gas can of your two-wheeler. The space between also serves as a vestibule for your gear or a trip mate who doesn’t mind getting a little wet in their sleep. The Goose is currently sold out, but you can place a pre-order for delivery in early July.center_img How to Sleep Outdoors: Bring the Best Gear for a Good Night’s Sleep It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt $50 from Amazon Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 Editors’ Recommendations The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure last_img read more

Spectacular Failures Tells the Story of Businesses That Went Very Very Wrong

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Like the proverbial train wreck from which we just can’t pry our eyes, there is something electrically compelling about the story of a big business falling apart. Or, in many cases, it’s more of an implosion, and in some cases an implosion brought on by fraud and allegations of sexual misconduct — so goes the story of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, who ran the collapsed Heritage USA, a Christian-themed amusement park.A big business catastrophically breaking apart makes for a good story, but a good storyteller is still needed. And that’s where Lauren Ober steps in. As she explains: “Business stories are just human stories, but with lots more money involved.”Lauren Ober, host of Spectacular Failures DuHon PhotographyThe Pittsburgh native was no stranger to sharing stories when she accepted the host’s chair of the new American Public Media podcast, in partnership with the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Spectacular Failures, and she was no stranger to audio journalism, either.  “I was a newspaper reporter for many years before I even moved into radio,” she explained, “which I did in 2012. So I’ve been in audio since then. I worked for WAMU, the NPR station here in DC, and I hosted a show for them called The Big Listen which got picked up by NPR national …  the opportunity for Spectacular Failures popped up last year, and I jumped on it.”“We also want to see certain people triumph … In America, failure doesn’t have to end you.”Lauren wants potential listeners to understand one thing first and foremost: this is not a show for business experts; you can enjoy listening to Spectacular Failures whether you have an MBA from Villanova or you don’t know a derivative from a daguerreotype. At the heart of the show are stories about the people who ran failed businesses, explaining what happened and why. It’s not a business show, in other words.“I didn’t know anything about business at the time [the host opportunity arose] — I was a casual observer, a news consumer, but if you had asked me what collateralized securities were, I would not have had a fluent answer. The mandate of this show was to make a narrative program that regular non-businesspeople would enjoy. The stories we have chosen have lots of characters in them, the background just happens to be about businesses,” Lauren says.So what are the types of stories Spectacular Failures covers and who are these characters therein featured?Meet Leonard. He's a breweriana aficionado. Specifically, he collects Schlitz beer memorabilia like tap pulls, trays, and bar mirrors.Never heard of Schlitz? Find out how a company that was once the largest beer producer in the U.S. ceased to exist:— Spectacular Failures (@FailureShow) July 3, 2019Well, there’s the episode called “Schlitz Beer goes bad, then worse,” for example. That one is about how “‘The beer that made Milwaukee famous’ cuts corners and loses its most loyal customers.” In that episode, Lauren and her team tell the story of Schlitz, a beer brewed since 1849 and by the 1970s a neck-in-neck rival of Anheuser-Busch for the title of biggest brewery in America. “And then, seemingly overnight, Schlitz was gone.”Further ReadingFinancial Planning 101: What to Do ASAP to Build Long-Term Wealth11 Best Business Books to Help You Achieve Success on Your TermsPro Interview Tips That Will Help You Land Your Dream Gig What draws us to these topics? The same things that attracted Lauren Ober to the show in the first place. “I think there are two things. First, I mean there’s a healthy dose of schadenfreude, these are people we like to see bad things — well, not bad, but unfortunate things — happen to; a certain kind of people and not to us. But we also want to see certain people triumph. We want to see that failure is not going to end you, and I think in America — and [for] other places this isn’t true — in America, failure doesn’t have to end you.”She adds: “We also like failure because it’s relatable. Who among us hasn’t failed?”Binged all of Spectacular Failures? Check out these other great podcasts. Breckenridge Brewery Celebrates Shark Week With Very Jaw-some Beer Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic So what happened? In short, a series of unfortunate but entirely avoidable events. In 1970s, a misguided cost-cutting initiative saw the brewery swap out much of its malted barley for cheap corn syrup and the use of a number of other cheaper ingredients as well. The new formula tasted terrible and many Schlitz fans quit the brand. Facing declining sales, in 1977 the company launched a disastrous ad campaign featuring angry men effectively threatening the viewer if they switched beers. In response, even more people switched beers. Next, the company began using a cheap anti-hazing additive which had a reaction with the beer and led to the recall of more than 10 million bottles of Schlitz beer. By 1981, the once mighty brewery was no more, bought by Bud.Don’t worry, Lauren’s show makes the whole saga more colorful than that, as it does in every half-hour episode. Through a blend of interviews, narrative monologue, music, sounds recorded on location, and archival clips, Spectacular Failures makes excellent use of its medium to tell stories about everything from the total flop that was MoviePass to the David and Goliath story of a family-owned funeral parlor taking on a billion-dollar, multinational company … and winning.last_img read more

The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpacking

first_img $300 from Otterbox $300 from Amazon $48 from Amazon $80 from Amazon MSR MugMate Coffee/Tea FilterWhile a full barista set isn’t going to work when you’re backpacking, caffeine is still essential. The MSR MugMate is about as simple as it gets — it’s just a tiny mesh cup that sits in your cup that holds coffee or tea. Add the grounds or leaves to the cup, then pour water through and leave the MugMate in for the desired amount of time. For a stronger brew, add the grounds to a pot of water, then boil and stir. Pour through the MugMate into the cup to strain the grounds out. Lodge Cast Iron 10-inch Camp Dutch OvenCamping with a car nearby gives you more room to pack pots and pans, but you may not need to bring more than one. The Lodge 10-inch Cast Iron Dutch Oven can fry, stew, griddle, and everything in between. The pre-seasoned cast iron can go straight into the fire, hang above it with the steel handle, or sit on a stove. At 13 pounds, you’d be crazy to take this backpacking, but the thick iron evenly distributes heat. Lower the temperature to simmer a stew or bump it up to sear a steak. If you’re caught without the Everest above, set the lid down, spread coals or briquettes on top, and sit down the dutch oven for a makeshift stove. Snow Peak Field Barista SetNone of this food preparation would happen without any coffee, especially breakfast. Lovers of steel and titanium, Japanese gear maker Snow Peak has put together a beautiful set to create the all-important adventure fuel. The Field Barista collection includes a stainless steel kettle, adjustable ceramic burr coffee grinder, and six-piece pour-over brewer. Each breaks down into its own cotton bag for storage. The drip is compatible with Chemex or Hario V60 filters. The result ends up in a 450 ml double-walled titanium mug with folding handles. Add a lid to keep things hot for longer. The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure $100 from REI MSR Ceramic Two-Pot SetTitanium is perfect for boiling water, but it creates hot spots and does not retain heat well. MSR’s Ceramic Two-Pot Set is a great option for when you want to cook as you do at home. The set weighs 12 oz and includes one 1.5 liter pot and one 2.5 liter pot. Save space by leaving one at home or nesting plates and cups inside. $80 from REI $368 from Snow Peak Editors’ Recommendations Leatherman Skeletool CX Multi-toolThere’s no space in a backpack to carry multiple kitchen knives, so we usually use the multi-tool we have with us. For only 5 ounces, you get pliers, wire-cutters, a full-size knife, multiple screwdriver bits and, most importantly, a bottle opener. The CX version has a carbon handle and 154CM steel in the blade, which holds an edge well. GSI Outdoors Santoku Knife SetNo kitchen is complete without a sharp set of knives. GSI Outdoors makes it easy to grab and go with the Santoku Knife Set. A four-inch paring knife, six-inch santoku knife, and six-inch serrated knife mince, slice, and dice the fresh veggies. A folding cutting board with a meat icon on one side and a veggie icon helps you keep things clean after a long day on the trails. Hard plastic sheaths for each knife, a fabric carrying case, and even a microfiber scrubby round out this chef kit in a bag. $51 from Amazoncenter_img $140 from REI Lodge Cast Iron/FacebookWhether you’re whipping up some grub for your climbing buddies or planning an extended getaway in the great outdoors, camp food is important. And how you prepare is key.Knives don’t make the chef, but having top-notch tools to help you wrangle your next dish outside certainly do help. We’ve rounded up the best camping cooking gear and backpacking accessories to help you make the perfect meal beside the car or 20 miles from it.Best Cooking Gear for Car CampingOtterBox Venture 45 CoolerWithout a cooler, car camping cuisine look a lot like dehydrated meals and protein bars. However, better food is one of the reasons to choose car camping over backpackingThe OtterBox Venture 45 doesn’t cut corners — it’s one of the best coolers money can buy right now. The giant, sturdy handles make it easier to carry because, with that amount of ice-protecting insulation, it’s not light. That heft lets you keep ice for up to 14 days. Four mounting points on either side allow you to add bottle openers, cup-holders, or waterproof boxes for your electronics. A table attachment fits into the handle. Pop off the cutting-board top to throw your drinks in the three cup-holders. Save your back by opting the over-sized off-road wheels.For organizing food inside, add vertical dividers and drop in the dry food basket that hangs in the top rim. The angled bottom keeps melted ice flowing towards the drain. If you don’t need 45 quarts worth of room, go with 25 quarts. If you need more, there’s a 65-quart option. $140 from Walmart Looking for more gear suggestions? Here are our favorite camping coffee makers, the best backpacking gear for men, and ultralight products that are actually worth the price tag. $40 from Walmart $80 from Moosejaw $17 from Walmart $17 from Amazon The Best Backpacking Gear for Men to Get You on the Trail in 2019 Camp Chef Everest Two-Burner Camp StoveOne of the biggest complaints about camp stoves is how long they take to boil water. The Camp Chef Everest stove helps out in the speed department. With two 20,000 BTU burners, three-sided wind protection, and push-button lighting, you can have coffee ready before anyone’s even awake at camp. The Everest comes with a wide grill and a propane tank adapter so you’ve got options for the pots and pans you need to create your edible masterpiece. Get the compatible griddle as well, and you’ll have a full lineup at breakfast. Just make sure you have a table large enough for this cooking machine. Best Cooking Gear for BackpackingSixty pounds of food and gear isn’t a problem when you’re camping out the back of a truck. When you’re hiking 10 miles before dinner, weight becomes an issue. There’s only so much room in a multi-day backpack. These are some of the best pieces for your camp kitchen when it needs to weigh less than 10 pounds.MSR WhisperLite Universal Camp StoveEven at one-twelfth the weight of the Everest stove, the MSR WhisperLite Universal isn’t the lightest stove out there. However, it’s still packed with features that make it one of the most flexible and adaptable stoves you can buy today. The WhisperLite sits directly on the ground, not on a fuel canister, making it more stable for large pots or uneven surfaces. No one wants their dinner all over the ground at the end of the day. For fuel options, you can take whatever is best suited for the adventure. Small, easy-to-use gas canisters work well when you just need quick energy that lights in a snap. Just swap out a couple of parts and you’ve got a liquid fuel stove with a refillable fuel bottle that works well in cold weather. The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall 9 Essential Kayak Fishing Accessories to Get You Started last_img read more

10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now For whatever reasons — a macabre obsession, escapism, boredom, or something else — these documentaries are here and they’re here to stay. The thing about these docs is that many of them are broken into parts, making them beyond binge-able. It could be because you simply can’t believe what is happening right before your eyes or because you need to see the despicable human being guilty of crimes finally captured. Either way, true crime documentaries offer a multi-hour experience, unlike many other genres.Below, you can find the best crime documentaries on Netflix right now. As you’ll notice, Netflix has done a good job of finding and producing high-quality crime docs and docu-series, taking the reins of the bandwagon and driving it full-speed into the future. And while Netflix isn’t the only place to binge (HBO’s The Jinx is a wonderful example of a doc not available on the platform), it is one of the best places to start.Making a Murderer (2015-Present)Arguably, this is one of the most influential true crime documentaries when it comes to the nation’s current obsession with the genre. This doc looks at the imprisonment, exoneration, re-arrest, and subsequent trial of Steven Avery, who was charged with (and convicted of) the murder of Teresa Halbach. Since the first season’s premiere, countless articles have been written about the documentary and the case as a whole, but if you’re new to true crime documentaries, this is as good a place to start as any. Which is why we’re not linking to any of the articles — check out the show for yourself first.WatchThe Innocent Man (2018)Not all people convicted of crimes actually commit them. In fact, between 3% and 5% of capital crime prosecutions end with a wrongful conviction. The Innocent Man is an adaptation of John Grisham’s only nonfiction book, which looks at the 1998 wrongful conviction of Ronald Keith Williamson for the rape and murder of Debra Sue Carter. The series also looks at another pending wrongful conviction in the same small town of Ada, Oklahoma (population: 17,000), and the effects that these types of cases have not only on those directly involved but the town as a whole.WatchAbducted in Plain Sight (2017)If you’re a parent, then this doc is probably going to be a nightmare for you. If you’re not a parent, then this will still be one of the most frustrating documentaries you’ve most likely ever seen. Abducted in Plain Sight chronicles the abduction of 12-year-old Jan Broberg by her neighbor Robert Berchtold — twice. The documentary looks at how Berchtold embedded himself in the Broberg family and how he was able to abduct Jan both times. Littered throughout the documentary are also aliens, Mormonism, and a whole heap of “how the f*ck can you let someone do that to your daughter twice, you ignorant fools?”WatchConversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)Perhaps one of the most infamous serial killers in American history, Ted Bundy went on a rampage that spanned multiple states, years, and victims. This documentary brings recordings of him to the front and center, allowing audiences a look at just how psychotic and terrible he was. While some have argued this glorifies serial killers, thereby expressing everything that is wrong with the country’s obsession with crimes, it is an interesting look at the mind of a notorious criminal.WatchThe Keepers (2017)The unsolved murder of a nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, leads to former students of Cesnik’s investigating a coverup involving a priest at Cesnik’s school, Anthony Joseph Maskell, and multiple counts of sexual abuse against students. The Keepers looks at the lengths the Catholic church appeared to go to in order to cover up crimes by one of their own. If you thought the government was terrible for covering things up, you should see how the Catholic church does it.WatchWild Wild Country (2018)Just as serial killers are viewed with an unsettling amount of interest in our country right now, so are cults. Wild, Wild Country documents one of those cults: the Rajneeshpuram community, led by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela. The Rajneeshis were responsible for the first bioterror attack in the U.S., and for corrupting countless people with their ideology (all while tucked away in middle-of-nowhere Oregon). This documentary has won awards for a reason — not only will you want to binge it, but you’ll also want to yell and scream at the screen while you do.WatchEvil Genius (2018)This one isn’t for the faint of heart, as footage of what would become a murder is played two minutes into the first episode. Evil Genius looks at the murder of Brian Wells, which was part of what might be one of the most insane bank heist stories ever told. If we told you the plot, you wouldn’t believe us because it is that crazy. While there have been other true crime shows made about this case, Evil Genius dives in deep, weaving an intriguing narrative that shows the lengths to which some people go to try and get away with murder.WatchMurder Mountain (2018)The marijuana industry in California is a big deal and, in Northern California’s Humboldt County, that industry encompasses both legal and illegal enterprises. The mixing of these different sects has led to disappearances, murders, and cover-ups as locals prefer to take an outlaw view on doling out justice. Murder Mountain focuses specifically on the case of Garrett Rodriguez, who was found murdered in 2013.WatchAmanda Knox (2016)After being twice convicted for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher while living in Italy, Amanda Knox spent four years in an Italian jail before being acquitted. Amanda Knox features interviews with a variety of people involved in the case, from her boyfriend at the time to journalists to law enforcement to Knox herself, to document everything that went on the case. This doc is as much about the case as it is about what can happen when tabloid journalism runs away with a story.WatchThe Legend of Cocaine Island (2018)Are you loving your Florida Man horoscopes these days and want more Florida Man hi-jinks? Then The Legend of Cocaine Island is for you. The newest Netflix true-crime documentary tells the story of a down-and-out Florida businessman who learns about a stash of cocaine on the Puerto Rican island of Culebra and decides to dig it up and resell it, thereby pulling his family out of the financial crisis they are in. If you know anything about literally any Florida Man story, then you can guess how this one ends.Watch Now Now that the Halloween season is here, there is perhaps no more appropriate time to turn the lights off, curl up with a loved one, and turn on a true-crime documentary. The genre is everywhere these days, offering avid true crime enthusiasts ample opportunities to get their fix. There are plenty of other true crime platforms, from books to podcasts, but those don’t really allow for cuddling up, so that’s why we lean toward the true crime documentaries.Other Netflix Streaming GuidesBest Travel and Adventure DocumentariesBest Food DocumentariesBest Food ShowsBest Action MoviesBest Documentaries Overallcenter_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Nowlast_img read more

Asakusa Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel

first_imgFrom the second half of the Edo period, Yanagibashi flourished as Hanamachi, an entertainment district where there were various Geisha houses and tea houses. This is the area where you can still find specialized shops or warehouses called tonyawhich sell many kinds of things starting from dolls, chopsticks, Japanese paper, edged tools and such. The atmosphere of Shitamachi (the traditional commercial and working-class neighborhoods) still remains in this area. There is a youth hostel which just opened in March 2015. It is called Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel (YH), a 5 minute walk from Asakusabashi station and with a bright red certain as its symbolic entrance.A Lounge to Interact, even with the LocalsThere is a lounge where you can interact with other guests on the first floor. It is a new room that aims to create an open atmosphere. The staff members wish to create a friendly and cozy environment which guests can enjoy talking to each other. People who pass by here can see tourists from all over the world are having fun around a big table. Local people who see this might even come in and join them.There are a lot of hand-made works made by artists from Asakusa which let you feel the Japanese spirit in this lounge. The crafts in the picture above are traditional Japanese kites called tako in Japanese.The red symbol drawn on the right kite in the picture above is a the Japanese character of dragon. The character drawn on the left one is banzuke of sumo which is the ranking of Sumo wrestlers.The illustration on this kite in the picture above is Ukiyoe-style. The powerful eyes leave a strong impression on viewers.The Relaxing Resting Lounge and Kitchen There are also two types of rooms which are Japanese style in the first picture and Western style in the second picture. Both of them cost 10,800 yen (9,600 yen for those who are the member of Youth Hostels Association). Families usually book the Japanese style room.FacilitiesNow I will introduce the equipped facilities in the YH.This is the shared shower room. You can use shampoo, body wash and a dryer for free.Toilets are separated for males and females. Rooms for three people have a private toilet.There are two laundry machines. Washing costs 200 yen for half an hour and drying costs 100 yen for half an hour.A Memorable Trip in Tokyo Starts at Tokyo Sumidagawa YHThose two people above in the picture are Mr. Nire and Ms. Horiba who are the staff at Tokyo Sumidagawa YH. We can feel their hospitality from the picture, can’t we?They also ogranize local events like tea meetings since they hope that guests will have a memorable trip in Japan. We highly recommend travelers who want not only to stay but also get to talk with local people stay in Tokyo Sumidagawa YH.InformationTokyoSumidagawa Youth HostelAddress:2-21-4 Yanagibashi, Taito, Tokyo 111-0052Check-in:16:00Check-out:10:00Wi-Fi:AvailableLanguage:Japanese・EnglishStation:Asakusabashi Station (浅草橋駅) JR line/Toei Asakusa LineAccess:5 minute walk from east exit of JR Asakusabashi station or exit A3 of Toei Asakusa linePrice:From 3,300 yen to 10,500 yen *Depending on the types of the roomPhone Number:03-3851-1121Official HP:Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel There are two types of rooms for two people. The first picture is the Western style room and the second picture is the Japanese style room. Both of them cost 7600 yen (7000 yen for those who are the member of Youth Hostels Association).Rooms for 3center_img There is a specious resting lounge on the second floor. You can relax and talk with other travelers while watching TV or reading the huge collection of various travel magazines. There is also a refrigerator in the kitchen.RoomsAll of the rooms have a Free Wi-Fi connection and an air-conditioner. Let’s take a look at rooms one by one.Separate dorms for males and femalesDorms are separated for males and females. The price for a bed is reasonable which is 3300 yen per night (3000 yen for those who are the member of Youth Hostels Association) There is a overhead reading light. You will sleep on a futon on the tatami mats which is the typical Japanese style of sleeping. A Futon for each person is separated by a fusuma byobu or Japanese folding screen.Rooms for 2last_img read more

Good Cook Recipe Hiyashi kitsune udon

first_img“Kitsune udon” (fox udon) which has a mysterious name is one of the Japanese standard foods. Photo Credit:Ei Shuppan-sya (エイ出版社)Kurashi jyozu (「暮らし上手」)Kyono bangohan (今日の晩ごはん)Reference:This week’s recipe by Kenichi Kaneko “Hiyashi kitsune udon” (金子健一さんが作る今週のレシピ「冷やしきつねうどん」) What is “Kitsune udon”?Udon is a kind of noodles made of wheat. Thin noodles are called “somen” (素麺), or “hiyamugi” (冷麦), and thick ones are called “kishimen” (きしめん) or “houto” (ほうとう). Kitsune udon, a food with “abura-age” (油揚げ, fried tofu) seasoned with sweet soy source on noodles, is loved by everyone from children to adults.Why is it called “kitsune” (“fox”) udon? Though there are various theories about it, the one that people believe foxes love abura-age is likely the most convincing.Topping is rich in variety, so you can choose whatever you want. This time, as the picture above is showing, I prepared three kinds of toppings; “banno-negi” (万能ねぎ: minced green onion shoots), “myoga” (みょうが: Japanese ginger) and “agedama” (揚げ玉:bits of fried tempura batter) with green laver. If you put mainly “agedama”, the udon becomes “tanuki udon”.But, it is only in kanto region (関東地方). The name is different depending on the region, so check it if you are interested.Soup and Topping ArrangementThe key to the taste is its soup. The one in the picture above is stock and soy source mixture produced by “Kamada soy source” (鎌田醤油). The company is located in Kagawa prefecture (香川県) which is famous for udon. Submerge and soak dried shiitake mushrooms or sea tangle in water to make a soup stock, then mix it with stock and soy source mixture, and you can make deep flavored soup for udon.These are fish sausages, the commoner’s dish which you can get at comvenience stores or super markets. People love them as snacks or snacks to go with sake because you do not need to cook. Actually, they go with udon as a topping.Here You Go!This time, I cooled boiled udon using cold water. How about having cold kitsune udon for lunch today?Cooperation:Kurashi jyozu (「暮らし上手」): Ei Shuppan-sya (エイ出版社)last_img read more

Josh Groban Performs At Culture For Ones Fifth Annual Benefit

first_imgOn the evening of Monday, April 3rd, NYC’s prominent philanthropists, as well as those involved in the arts, entertainment, and fashion came together at espace for Culture For One’s Fifth Annual Benefit which raised $290,000 to provide the under-served youth in NYC’s foster care system with access to the arts.Josh Groban Performs At Culture For One’s Fifth Annual Benefit Credit/Copyright: Patrick McMullanWABC news anchor Sade Baderinwa served as the emcee for the evening, which also included three riveting performances from Josh Groban and the cast of The Great Comet of 1812. Diana and Joe DiMenna were honored with the Culture For One Inspiration Award for arts and entertainment leadership and their dedication to the organization.Comedian Caroline Rhea provided comic relief while raising additional funds for the silent auction that included top items such as a VIP concert package to attend Bruno Mars’ much-anticipated upcoming show, a Chuck Close self-portrait, and a photoshoot with legendary photographer Arthur Elgort and stylist to the stars Ann Caruso.Notable attendees included Alexandra Richards, Patti Hansen Richards, Caroline Rhea, stylist Ann Caruso, fashion designer Frederick Anderson, filmmaker Shruti Ganguly, Harold Koda, jewelry designer Joan B. Horning, Susan Clatworthy, Hofit Golan, and Susan Shin.The benefit chairs for evening included Jennifer Bandier & Neil Boyarsky, Patrice Bugelas-Brandt & Bill Brandt, Denise LeFrak Calicchio, Lenore & Bob Cohen, Janet & Howard Kagan, Shelley Lazar, Linn Tanzman & Sanford Rosen. In addition, the benefit committee for the evening was Jessica & Todd Aaron, Robin & John Abbott, Jenessa & Brent Banks, Julie Farmer & Scott Lazarus, Fran & Andrew Gelman, DO, Amy & Richard Goldman, Lorna Hyde Graev, Susan & Jason Kasarsky, Nancy Klein & Michael Brodman, MD, Lizzy & Bryce Markus, Carolyn Minick Mason, Randi Rossignol, Eileen Schein, Natasha Schlesinger, Pamela & Steven Sinderbrand, Kate & Shai Waisman, Nina Weinstein.Guests were inspired when Culture For One founder and executive director Linn Tanzman took the stage to tell the story of how the organization was founded. Throughout her career, Linn held multiple high-profile corporate positions in the music, media, beauty and fashion industries. One day, Linn began to feel her calling to work with children and as time went on, she began to think about her own “legacy,” realizing that she wanted to give back to the city that had served her so well. She left her corporate career to pursue this passion that spoke to her heart and soul. While volunteering with an organization that supported children living with HIV / AIDS, she learned about becoming an interim care provider to foster infants. Since 2009, Linn has fostered thirteen babies as a Spence-Chapin interim care provider. With time, she realized that those babies, who are on their way to their “forever families”, are the lucky ones. It is the children who spend time in foster care who are the most overlooked. This sparked the idea to take one foster child to a Broadway show, which made her realize that what most foster children need are genuine connections with adults that makes them feel valued and important opportunities to help with their development. Linn decided that although she was only one person, what she could offer local foster children was this type of connection through exposure to New York City’s vast cultural offerings, and thus Culture For One was born.Following Linn’s poignant speech, former foster youth and Culture For One participant Jahlika Hamilton brought the crowd to tears – and received a standing ovation with her deeply emotional recount of the positive impact that Culture For One has had on her life, and how the organization helped create new happy memories for help her overcome the hurt and many challenges she faced being in the foster care system.last_img read more

Chicago building once home to Al Capone and family sold

CHICAGO — A red brick two-flat on Chicago’s South Side that once belonged to gangster Al Capone has been sold after being on the market for years.Listing agent Ryan Smith says the 2,820-square-foot (262-square-meter) building in the city’s Park Manor neighbourhood sold last week for $226,000, more than twice the $109,900 asking price. The buyer wasn’t identified.The previous owner listed the building in 2009 for $450,000 and lowered the price over the years.Capone paid about $15,000 for the building in 1923. The names of his mother and wife were on the deed.The Capone family owned the building until the death of his mother in the 1950s.The Commission on Chicago Landmarks and the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council in 1989 rejected bids to make the building a landmark.The Associated Press read more

Sierra Leone at critical juncture in peacebuilding efforts UN warned

28 September 2010Sierra Leone, often cited as a success story in United Nations efforts to consolidate peace in countries that have been ravaged by conflict, faces good opportunities but also major risks from upcoming elections and newly found mineral wealth, a senior UN official said today. These factors coupled with the situation in neighbouring Guinea “are indeed a source of hope for Sierra Leone [but] they bear also considerable risks for its future that, if not managed carefully, could impact adversely the progress that Sierra Leone has achieved over the last years,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Executive Representative Michael von der Schulenburg told the Security Council at the start of day-long UN deliberations on the small West African country.He called for increased UN financial resources for development in Sierra Leone, a key factor in the peacebuilding strategy, warning of a “worrying trend” of decline that “will no doubt jeopardize the UN’s work and credibility.” Citing largely unexploited gold resources, diamonds and rutile, a precursor of titanium, recent contracts for large iron ore exploitation and the potential for off-shore oil and gas, he said Sierra Leone “may be at the verge of turning from a major recipient of foreign to becoming a major exporter of primary mineral and hydrocarbon products.” But he warned that experience in other parts of the world showed that countries depending on the export of raw materials often suffered social dislocations, huge income disparities and rampant corruption and environmental degradation.“Therefore it is incumbent for all concerned, in particular for the Government of Sierra Leone, to make all the necessary efforts to ensure that its new emphasis on extractive industries is put on the right track from the very beginning,” he said, calling for due attention to contract transparency, compliance with the laws, and the potential for corruption. Turning to nationwide elections scheduled for 2012, Mr. von der Schulenburg noted that the parties were already accusing each other of shady intentions, warned of the potential of ethnic and regional divisions and stressed the “critical” need for the electoral bodies be accepted as “being professional, credible and, even more importantly as being impartial” by all sides, calling for all such outstanding issues to be address well in advance of the vote.“In this context I would like to urge the National Electoral Commission to do more to alleviate fears within the main opposition following the re-appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner,” he said. “At the same time, I call on the main opposition party to show greater flexibility in discussing their electoral concerns without getting entangles in personal conflicts.”Finally, he turned to neighbouring Guinea, where a democratic transition is in progress. Should this go well, it will make the region more stable, but if it is stalled or reversed it could have serious negative consequences for Sierra Leone, given the ethnic, cultural and geographic links between the two countries, he warned.Sierra Leone, once known more for a vicious civil war in which massacres, the mutilation of victims and recruitment of child soldiers were commonplace, was the first country, together with Burundi, to be put on the agenda of the UN Peacebuilding Commission when it was set up in 2006 to prevent post-conflict countries from relapsing back into bloodshed, and today it was the focus of a session by the body. The Security Council was considering Mr. Ban’s latest report in which he said that despite progress in consolidating peace and fostering national reconciliation, Sierra Leone must address high youth unemployment and corruption to ensure that the gains are not reversed.Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister Zainab Bangura told the Council that as regards elections the Finance Minister had already started “mobilizing support and the necessary resources to set the stage for a credible, free, fair and fully participatory process and we count on the United Nations and international community to respond promptly to his call to action.”She also pledged openness and transparency in exploiting the mineral resources and noted that after its dark past Sierra Leone is now ranked by the Global Peace Index as the 53rd most peaceful country out of 149, with Iraq at the bottom and the United States ranked at 85. The index is collated by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australian-based non-governmental organization (NGO), and considers a list of 23 internal and external peace indicators.Canadian Ambassador John McNee, chairman of the Sierra Leone section of the Peacebuilding Commission, cited the successes achieved so far as well as the challenges that lie ahead, 10 years after the end of the civil war. “Sierra Leone remains a multilateral success story for peacebuilding but is at a critical juncture,” he said. “A final investment in peace is necessary to secure the gains that have been made since the end of the civil war.“The Peacebuilding Commission stands ready to continue assisting Sierra Leone’s efforts to mitigate the major risks to peace, to support preparations for conducting free, fair and peaceful elections in 2012, and to assist in building a durable, comprehensive peace to the benefit of all Sierra Leoneans.” read more

Post911 security policies may be genesis of todays borderless violent extremism Iran

“Fifteen years have passed since the painful terrorist attack on New York City; a disaster whose human dimensions moved the entire world,” President Rouhani told the Assembly’s annual general debate, stressing that, on 11 September 2001, no one imagined that the terrible events would lead to larger disasters, including a devastating war in the Middle East and the spread of terrorism.“Today,” he continued, “the most pressing question as to why we are facing such a situation should be on the agenda of international forums,” where an honest debate should take place regarding the flawed polices and erroneous actions “that have paved the way for worldwide insecurity, [and] what the world should look like 15 years from now.”The genesis of borderless violent extremism and terrorism could be attributed to the security strategies developed by major powers in the past 15 years, who are mainly focusing on advancing repression and military intervention under the pretext of creating a secure environment for their citizens, he continued.“The main lesson to learn from the analysis of this trend is that security in one region at the cost of insecurity in others would not only be impossible but it could also lead to more insecurity everywhere,” he said.Regrettably, some powers have provided covert and overt support for terrorist groups or condoned their formation, and the same powers are now committing atrocities against innocent people and their defenders under the guise of fighting terrorism, Mr. Rouhani said. Today in fact, the discourse of hatred and violence in the Middle East and North Africa is spreading with an astonishing speed, he noted. “Palestinians are still afflicted by a web of apartheid policies and atrocities set by the usurping Zionist regime,” he said. He also said “if the Saudi Government is serious about its vision for development and regional security, it must cease and desist from divisive policies, spread of hate ideology, and trampling upon the rights of neighbours.”Iran opposes any kind of sectarianism and any attempt to promote religious gaps, he stressed. The Muslim people, be they Shi’as or Sunnis, have lived and continue to live together for centuries in harmony and mutual respect.The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) confirmed the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme through devising confidence-building mechanisms, closing the so-called “possible military dimension” file and reinstating Iran’s right to develop a peaceful nuclear programme, he said. This deal also put an end to unfounded concerns and led to the removal of the brutal sanctions against Iran.And today, the UN Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have formally accepted Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, he added. The lack of compliance with the JCPOA on the part of the United States in the past several months represents a flawed approach that should be rectified.Unfortunately, such illegal actions are not unprecedented, he said, citing the latest case of the US Supreme Court ruling to seize billions of dollars of the Iranian people’s assets. “This experience demonstrated that the Zionist pressure groups could go as far as having US Congress pass indefensible legislations forcing the highest American judicial institution to violate pre-emptory norms of international law,” he said.Only eight months after the removal of the cruel nuclear-related sanctions, the economy of Iran, as the most secure and most profitable investment destination in the region, is showing clear improvement, he noted. Iran’s economic growth rate surpassed 4 per cent in spring 2016, the inflation rate dropped to single digits, and Iran has come close to pre-sanction level of oil production and export. “All in all, we are witnessing more development in the economic, scientific and technological fields in Iran,” he said. read more

Saluting Brock with a birthday bash

Prepare the party hats and ready a rendition of Happy Birthday as the University’s namesake turns 248.The Brock community is invited to come out Friday, Oct. 6 for a birthday party held in honour of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.The third-annual event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Brock statue with free cupcakes, live entertainment and a rousing round of Happy Birthday.Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear red Friday in honour of Brock’s big day. The Brock Campus Store is offering a 25 per cent discount on red clothing purchased on Oct. 5 and 6.The Brock community can share its school spirit — and its Brock statue selfies — online using the #BrockU hashtag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. A Snapchat filter has also been created to mark the occasion.After the birthday party, students can continue the celebration by cheering on the Brock Badgers men’s rugby team as they battle Queen’s at 1 p.m. on Alumni Field.About Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock Isaac Brock was born on Oct. 6, 1769 on the Island of Guernsey, one of Britain’s channel islands. He earned a reputation for being studious, reading works on ancient history, science and military tactics. Estimated to be more than six feet tall, Brock was also athletic and excelled in swimming and boxing. He entered the military at the age of 15.Brock came to Canada when he was 33 years old. Within 10 years, he became commander-in-chief of the army, responsible for defending Upper Canada against the United States.When the War of 1812 broke out, Brock’s army was ready. Quick victories at Fort Mackinac and Detroit defeated American invasion efforts.In the early morning of Oct. 13, 1812, the American troops crossed the Niagara River and took the hill at Queenston Heights. In an effort to stop their progress, Brock led the charge on foot up the steep hill. However, his tall stature and distinctive British red coat and white trousers made him an obvious target. A musket ball struck Brock in the chest and he fell. His last pronouncement is reported to be “Surgite!” — Latin for “Push on!” — which was adopted as Brock University’s motto. read more

Cam Newtons Advice to Johnny Manziel Apparently Did Not

Photo by zimbio.comCam Newton, the former Heisman Trophy winner, said he conversed with enigmatic Johnny Manziel “a few times” this summer. Apparently, whatever Newton had to offer did not stick, as the news gets worse each day for “Johnny Football.”The latest is that a Las Vegas broker said he paid Manziel $7,500 to sign helmets, a blatant violation of NCAA rules that could render the rising sophomore ineligible for the upcoming season. Not good.Newton survived an NCAA investigation into pay-for-play allegations. He was not found to have committed any wrongdoing and was not suspended from any games.Manziel “has to go through these types of situations to know how to handle them in the future,” Newton said. “When somebody comes up to you and asks for your autograph, you don’t know if they’re going to do it for good or bad” purposes.“For any college athlete you are vulnerable to so many things,” Newton said. “You think everybody loves you for who you are.“When I was there at college, so many people wanted from me and I wanted to give so much,” he added. “Like I would sign this and give my time and this, this and that. And nobody was looking at it through my [eyes]. If you say no to this particular person, you are going to be a [jerk]. You are going to be the person that people look at as, ‘What’s up? We came out here and supported you and cheered for you and you can’t sign an autograph?’ Never mind that you signed 300 other autographs before. But that’s the nature of the beast.”Despite whatever Newton shared with Manziel, the Texas A&M star has struggled to stay out of the news since leading Texas A&M to an 11-2 record and an upset win over No. 1 Alabama en route to becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman.The latest potential problem involves an ESPN report that the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs last January.Newton said he hopes “that everything works out in the best for him so he can get back to what he likes to do and that’s playing football.” read more

Robots interviewing graduates for jobs at top city firms as students practice

“What we are seeing now is the role out of a much more sophisticated set of tools, including interviews delivered by a computer,” he said. Thousands of videos are scanned by powerful algorithms that can pick up what kinds of words or phrases you are usingCredit: PeopleImages/E+ Thousands of videos are scanned by powerful algorithms that can pick up what kinds of words or phrases you are using 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. He said: “They ask very traditional interview questions, like  why do you want to work here, and what are your strengths and weaknesses. You’re just talking into a blank screen, it’s really unnerving.”A number of companies are using the AI interview technology developed by HireVue, a firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.“We were set up 13 years ago by a university student who couldn’t get an interview and couldn’t get a job,” said Kevin Parke, HireVue’s chairman and CEO.“He wanted a job at Goldman Sachs, and he could see their offices from his campus room. But they didn’t come to his college to do interviews. He wanted to democratise interviews to make the process fairer and more consistent. Now Goldman Sachs are one of our biggest clients.”Unilever is another firm that uses HireVue’s AI interviews for their graduate scheme. “They believe many graduates are applying for the wrong jobs,” Mr Parke said. “They are now saying ‘don’t apply for a job, just do an interview and we will match you to the best job’.” As a nervous university student keen to make a good impression, you would be forgiven for wanting to comb your hair, polish your shoes and maybe even clean your teeth before a job interview.But this kind of preparation could soon become a thing of the past, as prestigious city graduate schemes – including Goldman Sachs and Unilever – are increasingly using robots to conduct interviews.Rather than sitting in front of an interviewer, students are asked to set up a webcam on their computer or phone. Questions pop up on the screen, and they are asked to make a video recording of their answers.Thousands of videos are then scanned by powerful algorithms that can pick up what kinds of words or phrases you are using, how concisely you present your arguments, and how confident you sound. Computer programmes using artificial intelligence (AI) can also detect “micro-expressions”, which could be how much you blink, smile or frown.The AI interviews are typically used at an early stage of the application process, in order to whittle down tens of thousands of applicants to a smaller pool that can move on to assessment days and finally, in-person interviews.Derek Walker, who used to run the graduate recruitment at Merrill Lynch and Barclays bank, said that most big firms have been using automated online tests for the past decade. “They might have an actor or a graphic asking questions, or a pre-recorded voice, but they are not there listening to you. You have no ability to build a rapport with a machine and this can really throw people.”Mr Walker, who now works at Finito, a company which gives career advice to students, went on: “Your answers are being analysed against a set of quality and criteria determined by the employer. It is more sophisticated than throwing in certain words. It can be the ability to articulate in a concise way, there can be an assessment of body language.“Some employers have taken characteristics from successful employees and used those characteristics to create a profile of what is desirable.”The technology is popular with firms as it allows them to see a wider pool of applicants than they would normally recruit from, Mr Walker said. “The reason most companies give as a reason for doing this is that it improves the diversity of applicants and removes unconscious bias,” he added. Joshua Pauk, a 21-year-old graduate from Bristol University, said that when he applied for graduate schemes in the banking sector, he was asked to record webcam interviews for around ten different companies. read more

Youth crime violence demands a regional solution says CARICOM Secretary General

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCrime and Security, a regional problem affecting youths- CARICOM SGJanuary 16, 2019In “Crime”Much more work, urgency needed in Regional crime fight – LaRocqueNovember 22, 2016In “Regional”Crime, Zika among threats identified by CARICOM SG for urgent actionFebruary 16, 2016In “Crime” CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque(CMC) — A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth violence and prevention in the Caribbean began here on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, saying it is a regional problem that demands a regional solution.LaRocque told the conference that has brought together leaders from youth movements, governments, civil society, development organisations and academia that crime and security is an issue that is having an impact on all the 15-members of the regional integration grouping.“It is a regional problem that demands a regional solution.  It not only requires the full co-operation of all our countries but also all the stakeholders within the member states.  The multi-state, multi-sectoral response to this challenge is vital for us to succeed in defeating it,” LaRocque told the opening ceremony.He said a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2012 Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen Security, noted that crime and violence impose high social, economic and cultural costs.Crime and violence are development issues and the report recommended that a model of security for the region should be based on a human development approach with citizen security being paramount, he added.The two day conference, which is being hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, UNICEF, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat, the St Lucia-based Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, and the Caribbean Learning for Youth Networking and Change Sessions (LYNCS) Network, is intended to design transformational youth-centred action to combat crime and violence and address constraints that youth activists face in improving safety outcomes in their communities.LaRocque told the conference that the youth are the demographic that is most affected by crime and violence and that some of the main findings of recent studies are that the majority of victims, as well as perpetrators of crimes recorded by the police, are young males 18 to 35 years old.He quoted the UNDP report as indicating that the Caribbean has some of the highest figures of youth convicted of crime with at least 80 per cent of prosecuted crimes being committed by young people between the ages 19 to 29 years old.“There are a number of socio-economic determinants of crime, not least of which is the high youth unemployment rate in the region of 25 per cent in 2017. That is three times the adult average and highest among young women ages 18 to 30 at 33 per cent,” he said, adding that to combat this scourge, Caribbean leaders approved the CARICOM Crime and Security Strategy in 2013, which incorporates the CARICOM Social Development and Crime Prevention Action Plan. read more

High priority mining strategy introduced to diversify Malawis economy mining minister

first_imgMining has been given “high priority” status by the small, landlocked African country of Malawi, in an ambitious attempt to diversify the country’s economic base. Speaking last week at the 2012 Paydirt Africa Downunder conference, Malawi Minister for Energy and Mining, Right Hon Cassim Chilupha, said the new strategy was in recognition that the global mining sector has significant potential to contribute to the economic growth and development of the country.”The mining sector is currently still very small despite the country’s favourable geology, and already identified mineral endowment,” Minister Chilupha said.“The mineral resource base is very diverse with a high untapped resource potential. The sector is currently dominated by uranium and coal mining, as well as rock aggregate and limestone quarrying,” he said.“Until 2009, mining was contributing less than 3% to our GDP and its contribution to export earnings was equally low. Lately, the share of mining to GDP has risen to 10% following the opening of the Kayelekera uranium mine, and we expect that this will increase to at least 20% when other known mineral resources are developed.”Chilupha said as well as Malawi’s already known mineral resource base, the potential existed for the discovery of “high value” minerals such as rare earth metals, gold, diamond and platinum group metals in the country.He said various private companies were currently engaged in exploration in Malawi, ranging from basic exploration to detailed feasibility studies throughout the country.A number have initiated mining activities, he said.Chilupha said the Malawi Government continued to support initiatives to improve support infrastructure and essential services in the mineral sector, especially in the critical areas of energy supply, transport and communication. “We believe good infrastructure is essential to the development of our country’s mining sector.”“Our Government also recognises the need to establish a conducive environment in order to attract investment in the minerals sector,” he said.“Our strategy is to guide and direct mineral development while stressing private sector investment. Our focus is on playing a role of facilitating – rather than regulating – private or foreign direct investment.“This gives rise to the need for an appropriate comprehensive policy to guide the development of this sector and meet the challenges presented by the changes in the sector – both locally and globally.”Chilupha said the Malawi Government had just approved a new Mines and Mineral Policy. Following the approval of this new policy, the country’s mining laws in Malawi are being reviewed to make it competitive and attractive.“The Government will re-examine the institutional, regulatory and fiscal framework to ensure that investing in the mining sector in Malawi becomes simplified,” he said.“Institutions responsible for regulating the sector will be re-structured so that the lead times for grant of mineral rights are minimised and the process simplified.“The new mining law will put in place a clear, transparent and equitable regulatory framework for the mineral sector.”last_img read more

Limerick residents should assume flood water is contaminated

first_imgTHE HEALTH SERVICE Executive has told residents of Limerick that anything that came in contact with flood water will have to be disposed of.The HSE tonight released guidelines on how to deal with flooding in the area.The starkest warning is that residents should “always assume flood water is contaminated.”Residents are also advised to check for rodents, wear protective clothing and to avoid contact with water if possible.They recommend people not underestimate the depth of water as road surfaces or manhole covers may be damaged, destroy any food that has come in contact with water and consider throwing out children’s toys that have come in contact with water.Where possible, people are advised to avoid the water altogether and to cover cuts and grazes. The emergency numbers in the region are 061 417833 or 999. There is an information drop in centre at Bishops Palace, which is under daily review, from 11am to 4pm.There is are food centres at Saint Munchins and Saint Mary’s Community Centres which are open from 9am to 4pm.Financial assistance for people affected is being handled by the Department of Social Protection, Ballynanty Health Centre, which can be reached on 061 457100 and is open from 9am to 5pm.Read: Limerick floods were ‘like Dante’s Inferno’Read: Funding could be made available for floods clean-uplast_img read more

Le bon cholestérol ne réduirait pas les risques dinfarctus

first_imgLe bon cholestérol ne réduirait pas les risques d’infarctusUne nouvelle étude américaine tend à prouver que contrairement à ce qu’on croyait jusqu’ici, un niveau élevé de “bon” cholestérol dans le sang ne réduit pas les risques d’infarctus du myocarde.Le mauvais cholestérol qui tapisse nos artères est accusé d’être à l’origine de plusieurs pathologies telles que l’athérosclérose ou des affections cardiaques. A l’inverse, on avait jusqu’ici tendance à penser que le bon cholestérol, lui, était non seulement inoffensif mais en plus susceptible de réduire le risque de faire un infarctus du myocarde. L’étude publiée la semaine passée dans The Lancet ne va pourtant pas dans ce sens.À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Si la théorie selon laquelle un faible taux de “mauvais” cholestérol réduit le risque d’infarctus n’est pas remise en question, “nos résultats montrent que l’augmentation de bon cholestérol n’entraîne pas forcément la réduction du risque cardio-vasculaire”, constate le Dr Sekar Kathiresan, le principal auteur de l’étude relayée par le L’étude menée a porté sur le patrimoine génétique de plus de 100.000 personnes. Plus précisément, les chercheurs ont concentré leur attention sur un gène spécifique, censé augmenter de 10% la production de “bon” cholestérol et parallèlement réduire de 13% le risque d’infarctus. Or, les résultats ont montré que les sujets génétiquement programmés pour avoir un taux plus élevé de “bon” cholestérol avaient le même risque de faire un infarctus que les autres. Cette découverte s’est d’ailleurs vue confirmée par une nouvelle étude portant cette fois sur une série de 14 gènes responsables du niveau de “bon” cholestérol. Durant celle-ci, deux groupes ont été examinés : un premier composé de 41.000 personnes et un second constitué de 12 500 personnes ayant des antécédents cardio-vasculaires. Encore une fois, ceux qui portaient les gènes en question n’avaient pas moins de risque de faire un infarctus que ceux qui en étaient dépourvus.Des conclusions à confirmer Ces résultats remettent donc en cause la pertinence de certains traitements qui visent à augmenter le taux de “bon” cholestérol dans le sang. Toutefois, les chercheurs restent prudents et rappellent qu'”une enquête plus approfondie sur les mécanismes de production de bon cholestérol et sa part de responsabilité dans les maladies coronariennes doit être menée”. En effet, ils n’excluent pas qu’un facteur encore inconnu réduise le risque de crise cardiaque tout en augmentant le niveau de “bon” cholestérol.Le 23 mai 2012 à 16:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgGFF News-The West Africa Football Union ( WAFU ) has appointed Gambia’s Ba S JABBIE and Ebrima Jallow as Match Officials in the forth coming WAFU tournament schedule to take place in Ghana.Baa Jabbie is been nominated by the Gambia Football Federation and thus his appointment to the position of Disciplinary Committee Member of WAFU tournament Ghana 2017 came into being while Jallow is selected by the Confederation of African Football ( CAF ) as Assistant Referee in the tournament.Both Baa and Jallow are scheduled to leave Banjul on Monday September 4th for Ghana and are expected to be in active duties until the 24th when the final would be staged.last_img read more

2 hospitalized after ATV rollover in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews rushed two people to the hospital after they were injured in a rollover accident while riding a four-wheeler in Southwest Miami-Dade, Friday afternoon.7Skyforce captured the overturned all-terrain vehicle along Southwest 192nd Street, near 187th Avenue.Paramedics airlifted the victims to Jackson South Community Hospital with serious injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Samsung eyes Galaxy Note 10 launch on Aug 7 in New York

first_imgSamsung’s successor to last year’s Note 9 will debut Aug. 7 in New York.  Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung will show off its Galaxy Note 10 during a flashy Unpacked event on Aug. 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to people familiar with Samsung’s plans. The venue is the same place the South Korean technology giant launched the Note 9 last year.   Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Comments 4 Share your voice Phones Gadgets Galaxy Fold and Mate X delays: The ripple effect for foldable phones Samsung: We’ll announce Galaxy Fold timing ‘in the coming weeks’ Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s $1,000 price tag a mistake? Tagscenter_img Samsung See also The Note 10 launch comes as Samsung and its rivals face a slower smartphone market. Prices for the latest devices are increasing, but features aren’t changing dramatically from generation to generation. That means we’re holding onto our phones longer than before. The hope is 5G and new designs like foldable phones could revitalize the smartphone industry. Samsung’s answer to the mobile malaise has been the Galaxy Fold, a phone that expands into a tablet. The $1,980 device, the first major smartphone to incorporate a foldable display, has faced hiccups since its announcement. Samsung initially planned to launch the phone April 26, but it delayed the Fold when the screens on some reviewers’ test phones broke. It hasn’t set a new sales date or explained what went wrong with some of the displays. 4:56 Samsung hits the brakes on Galaxy Fold release 13 Photos Since the launch isn’t for two months, the company could change its plans. Samsung declined to comment. The Note line doesn’t sell as well as Samsung’s Galaxy S devices, but the big-screen phablet has a fervent fan base. Introduced in 2011, the first Note kicked off the trend toward bigger displays on phones, a trend that become the norm across the mobile industry. The size of the first Note’s screen — 5.3 inches — now seems almost small compared to today’s giants, such as the Note 9’s 6.4-inch display and the iPhone XS Max’s 6.5 inch-screen.last_img read more

This Doll May Be Recording What Children Say Privacy Groups Charge

first_imgBrian Naylor/NPRPrivacy groups have filed a complaint about My Friend Cayla dolls to the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that they spy on children.Tech toys have become popular holiday gifts. Many are interactive; some even claim educational benefits. But one such toy has privacy advocates very worried this year.It’s called My Friend Cayla. It’s a doll and looks pretty much like most dolls do. She is available in various skin tones and hair colors, and according to her website, she is the smartest toy you’ll ever have.But My Friend Cayla also has some issues. She sings, talks and listens — maybe a little too well.“We’re very concerned about the fact that these dolls are essentially spying on your kids’ private conversations,” says Claire Gartland, director of the Consumer Privacy Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington nonprofit that advocates for consumer privacy.The problem with Cayla, Gartland says, is that everything a child tells the doll can be recorded, in the guise of having an interactive conversation.Ask her, say, “Can I tell you a secret?” And the doll responds: “Sure go ahead; be very quiet, though. I promise not to tell anyone; it’s just between you and me because we are friends.”But Gartland says anything that’s said to Cayla isn’t really secret at all. If the doll is connected to a smartphone — as it’s designed to be — that information can be sent to the toy’s makers.“There’s all kinds of intimate details of their personal life, their parents’ personal lives. We know how kids at younger ages don’t necessarily have the same social filter,” Gartland says, “so these children could be chattering on about anything, really.”Gartland says the conversations that Cayla records are sent to servers at a company called Genesis, which makes the doll, and to another company called Nuance, which makes voice-recognition software for this any many other products. Nuance also has a database used by law enforcement and military and intelligence agencies that matches voiceprints.In a blog post, Nuance says it does not share voice data collected from its customers with any of its other customers. Genesis did not return calls for comment.Gartland says parents are not being sufficiently notified of My Friend Cayla’s capabilities, “and more importantly they’re not consenting to this, and that’s where some of our legal regulations come into play.”The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires companies that collect and use private information from children age 12 and younger to notify their parents and get permission first.Gartland’s group and other privacy advocates have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about Cayla. Ideally they’d like to see the toy and its sibling, i-Que Intelligent Robot, taken off the shelves in the United States, as has happened in some European countries.Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Louisville Football Names McKenzie to Coach Running Backs

first_imgMcKenzie earned an undergraduate degree in secondary education, political science, and American history in 2005. He completed his master’s degree in education at Vanderbilt in 2010. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football program has hired Norval McKenzie as its running backs coach, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Tuesday. McKenzie is the father of one daughter, Anaya, and he and his wife Amber have a son, Storm.MCKENZIE AT A GLANCE2006-07: Hiram (Ga.) H.S. (assistant coach)2008-09: Vanderbilt (graduate assistant)2010: Vanderbilt (assistant recruiting coordinator)2011-15: Furman (running backs/special teams coordinator/recruiting coordinator)2016-18: Arkansas State (running backs) McKenzie helped lead Furman to a 2013 SoCon championship and several victories over FCS nationally-ranked teams, including No. 5 Wofford in 2011. The Paladins also knocked off then-FCS member and No. 3-ranked Appalachian State in 2011. Story Links Before his stint at Arkansas State, McKenzie spent five seasons at Furman, serving as the running backs coach, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. The 2008 season saw him help Vanderbilt post its first winning season (7-6) since 1982 and a 16-14 victory over Boston College in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl – the program’s first bowl victory since 1955. McKenzie assumed the duties of assistant recruiting coordinator, while also helping with player development and coordinating the Gridiron Club for former Commodore letter winners, in 2010. A Powder Springs, Ga., native and former football standout at McEachern (Ga.) High School, McKenzie was a four-year football letterman for Vanderbilt (2001-04), where he rushed for 1,411 career yards. He battled back from a serious leg injury his sophomore year to lead Vanderbilt in rushing as both a junior and senior. Last season, McKenzie’s running backs were an integral component of the offense that averaged 186.4 yards on the ground, guiding the Red Wolves to an 8-5 record and a win over Nevada in the Arizona Bowl. McKenzie tutored two of the Sun Belt’s top-10 rushers in Marcel Murray and the league’s Freshman of the Year Warren Wand. McCloud, who completed his career ranked 10th in Furman rushing history, garnered all-conference recognition in 2013 after running for 1,110 yards and five scores. Triston Luke rushed for 385 yards and a pair of scores in 2015 to find a place on the league’s All-Freshman team, while Marcus Anderson earned the recognition in 2013 when he posted 334 rushing yards and two touchdowns.center_img Alma Mater: Vanderbilt, 2005Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.Wife: Amber (Falcone)Daughter: AnayaSons: Storm Print Friendly Version While coaching at Furman, McKenzie instructed a pair of All-Southern Conference running backs and two others who were named to the league’s All-Freshman team. Jerodis Williams was a two-time All-SoCon choice after rushing for 2,225 yards and 20 touchdowns over his junior and senior campaigns, in addition to earning All-America honors in 2012 when he led the FCS in kickoff returns (35.9 avg., 2 TDs). Before joining the Louisville staff, McKenzie spent the last three seasons as the running backs coach at Arkansas State. Following graduation, he began his coaching career at Hiram (Ga.) High School, working two seasons there before returning to Vanderbilt as a graduate assistant coach for the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. Playing Experience2001-04: Vanderbilt (RB) Murray, who finished seventh in the Sun Belt in rushing, ran for 860 yards and eight scores, while Wand totaled 792 yards and four touchdowns to help the Red Wolves finish fifth in the conference in rushing. Wand closed his career finishing in the top 10 in school history in rushing yards. In McKenzie’s first season in 2016, the Red Wolves won a Sun Belt Conference championship with a 7-1 record and defeated UCF 31-13 in the Cure Bowl. During that campaign, Wand and junior Johnston White combined to rush for 1,351 yards and 12 touchdowns. Wand, a second-team all-conference honoree, rushed for a team-high 879 yards, while also posting 24 receptions for 279 yards and three more scores. McKenzie’s impact was felt during his second season, helping the Red Wolves rank No. 10 in the nation in total offense, averaging a school-record 494.8 yards per game. The unit also accounted for 10 combined touchdowns as the team ranked No. 13 in the country in scoring offense with 37.8 points per game. In that season, Wand and Johnson combined for 1,145 yards and nine touchdowns. last_img read more

State has seen finances improve despite huge burden inherited from Left Front

first_imgKolkata: State Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra placed statistics, highlighting the improvement in the last seven years with regards to the economic and financial parameters of Bengal. The turnaround, according to Mitra, has occurred even after a huge debt burden left by the previous Left Front regime in the state.In response to a query from Congress MLA Asit Mitra at the state Assembly, the state Finance minister pointed out that the debt and GSDP (gross state domestic product) ratio has actually gone down by almost 5 percent in seven years from 2010-11 to 2017-18. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The ratio was 40.65 percent in 2010-11, from which it has gone down to 35.63 percent. The revenue deficit to GSDP has also dropped from 3.75 percent in 2010-11 to 0.96 percent in the 17-18 fiscal. The fiscal deficit has also halved during this period, to 2.83 percent from 4.24 percent,” Mitra said. According to Mitra, the Left Front government’s huge loan had been caused by their inability in implementing the Financial Regulation and Budget Management Act (FRBM). “Bengal had also lost grant of the 12th and 13th finance commission because of this and the Left Front had left a loan of Rs 1,91,835 crore,” Mitra maintained, adding that for repayment of the loan the state had to borrow Rs 1,53,741 crore, taking the total loan to Rs 3,45, 577 crore. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChief Minister Mamata Banerjee also pointed out that the Left had not acted correctly in taking loan from small savings. “Loan from small savings is always an area of concern as it involves common people’s money. They did not sign FRBM and took loan from small savings, which is not right,” she added. According to Mitra, the present government is in a debt trap because of the previous Left Front government. “We have increased the revenue through fiscal discipline and e-governance, but still we are compelled to pay a huge amount because of the loan taken by the previous government,” he said, adding that the state has a debt repayment burden of Rs 47,000 crore in the current fiscal. Mitra asserted that the planned expenditure has grown over 5 fold from Rs 11,837 crore in 2011-12 to 56,604 crore in 2017-18. The capital expenditure has grown over 8 fold from Rs 2,225 crore in 2011 to 19,368 crore in 2017-18.last_img read more

Jani Punjab puts on bhangra extravaganza at Ladysmith Show

first_imgClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Last night (May 6) saw a spectacular performance by popular Bollywood artist Jani Punjab and his Show Band at the Ladysmith Show.A large crowd gathered in front of the stage to witness amazing talent, as renditions of popular classics had everyone on their feet and dancing the night away.Show-goers were seen enthusiastically singing along with the Bollywood star.Young and old alike had an amazing time, as the Saturday night entertainment transported everyone into a magical musical wonderland at the show.It was indeed a fitting end to a great three days of top-class entertainment! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 01, 2009 Researchers Lower CTA Dose 44 Percent by Lowering Kilovoltage Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. July 1, 2009 – Radiologists can effectively lower the patient radiation dose by approximately 44 percent and improve vascular enhancement without deterioration of image quality, while screening for possible pulmonary emboli using pulmonary CT angiography, according to a study Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.Researchers used pulmonary CT angiography to evaluate a total of 400 patients believed to have a pulmonary embolism. Two hundred patients were evaluated using the standard peak kilovoltage setting of 130 or 120 kVp and the other 200 patients were evaluated using a low peak kilovoltage setting of 110 or 100 kVp. Shin Matsuoka, M.D., lead author of the study, and his team found that lowering the peak kilovoltage setting by 20-kVp led to superior vascular enhancement without deterioration of image quality allowing them to effectively reduce the patient radiation dose. 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Hunter under investigation for killing Costa Rican cougar

first_imgRelated posts:President Chinchilla signs ban on hunting for sport Hunters ignore Costa Rican ban, kill mother deer, fawn near Carara National Park National Police arrest 6 hunters inside Palo Verde National Park Costa Rica judge releases poachers hours after cops catch them with dozens of dead birds Prosecutors in the southern Pacific canton of Buenos Aires, in the province of Puntarenas, are investigating a local man for allegedly killing a Costa Rican cougar (Puma concolor costaricensis), an endangered species in the country.The investigation began after a photograph of the man holding the body of the dead cougar as a trophy next to his shotgun appeared in a story published by the digital newspaper“We received the photograph attached to an email from one of our readers,” the site’s webmaster Randall Chávez told The Tico Times.Agents of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) along with members of the National System of Conservation Areas used the information in the email to identify the man and opened an investigation on the case that reportedly occurred in late April.Earlier this month OIJ agents arrested the man following an inspection of his property located in the rural community of San Luis de Chánguena in Buenos Aires.The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was charged with a violation to the Wildlife Law, and a copy of the picture was filed as evidence before the local court.The legal process against him initiated in early May, and he was released with preventive measures, OIJ’s press office confirmed.Hunting for sport was banned in Costa Rica in 2013 when ex-President Laura Chinchilla signed a law setting fines for hunters of up to ₡1.5 million ($3,000) and up to ₡900,000 ($1,800) for people caught trafficking wildlife species.The law allows hunting for personal consumption in limited circumstances, scientific research or wildlife population control, and it does not affect sport fishing, a popular tourist activity in the country. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

India govt faces heat after raising diesel prices

first_img How men can have a healthy 2019 Top holiday drink recipes Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix A decision to limit to six the number of subsidized cooking gas cylinders available to each household a year would also leave the government with a shortfall of 320 billion rupees ($5.8 billion).Last year, widespread protests forced the government to withdraw a decision allowing foreign supermarket chains like Wal-Mart to open stores in India.But the diesel price increase was welcomed by business leaders and the Confederation of India Industries praised the government’s “bold decision.”“(The) rationalization of fuel subsidies is a necessity from the point of fiscal consolidation,” CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said in a statement.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories The subsidy reduction is part of the government’s economic reform program. The delay in those reforms has been blamed in part on a sharp drop in India’s growth rate and the rapid fall in the value of the rupee.Concerned by India’s massive subsidy bill, ratings agencies have threatened to downgrade India.The government has also announced a reduction in cooking gas subsidies. The price of diesel _ important for farmers’ irrigation pumps and tractors, as well as trains and buses _ is politically sensitive in India and both opposition politicians and coalition allies criticized Thursday’s decision.“It will affect the farmer, it will affect the common people,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told CNN-IBN television channel. She demanded that the government withdraw the hike.Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress party is a key coalition member, said she had never been consulted on the price rise.Another government ally, the Samajwadi Party, also demanded that the government retract the decision.The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party also slammed the move and said it would add to the problems of India’s poor.The Congress Party-led government said that even with the increase in diesel price, the state oil companies would lose about 1 trillion rupees ($18.7 billion) this fiscal year. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s beleaguered government faced angry protests from its political allies as well as the opposition Friday after it raised the price of diesel fuel in a bid to curb a ballooning national deficit.The government raised the price of diesel by five rupees (10 cents) a liter late Thursday. The price of diesel is regulated and kept much lower than gasoline prices in India. But the government has been under intense pressure to reduce its fiscal deficit by cutting spending for subsidies, particularly on fuel. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more

IHG named among Top 5 Most Desirable Workplaces in Asia

first_imgIHG named among Top 5 Most Desirable Workplaces in AsiaIHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, has been named among the top five companies to work for in Asia in Great Place to Work®’s annual ‘Best Workplaces in Asia 2017’ list.Ranked fifth in this year’s coveted list, IHG has been recognised for showing commitment to creating a great work environment where colleagues trust the people they work for, take pride in the work they do, and enjoy working with the people around them.The rankings are derived from insights gathered from Great Place to Work’s extensive Trust Index© Survey which measures employee perception of the workplace environment, and a Culture Audit©, completed by the organisation’s management team and evaluated by an independent Great Place to Work team. More than 1,400 companies participated in national list studies across nine Asia-region countries, including Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates.Deborah Woollard, Vice President, Human Resources, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said: “At IHG, it is our people that make up the heart of our business and a great workplace culture. A place where people come to work excited and engaged in what they do, where they can grow and learn, and where they can be themselves, is not just a nice to have but is part of our DNA and competitive advantage. This stems from an environment built on trust and shared values and impacts how we interact with our guests and with each other.“Being recognised as one of the best companies to work for in Asia shows that we are on the right path. As we continue this journey, we are committed to continue investing tirelessly to provide opportunities for our people to grow in their professional and personal journeys, celebrate the contributions of those who give so much to IHG, and create an even stronger environment for our colleagues to build trust and relationships with each other,” Deborah added.IHG places strong emphasis on growing, developing, and retaining its people by creating an inclusive culture where people are encouraged to be themselves. In recent years, the company launched industry-leading programmes to help colleagues grow in their roles and develop personally and professionally, such as IHG Future Leaders, where young individuals with leadership potential are trained to lead a function in the hotel within two years, and GM Express, which focuses on accelerating the development of high-potential talent to be the General Manager of a hotel under the company’s select service brand, Holiday Inn Express, within 18 months.The company also celebrates its employees’ great work through initiatives such as its annual ‘IHG Celebrate Service’ week, where employees are recognised for their commitment and dedication to delivering great guest experiences throughout the hotels every single day.IHG was ranked third in Great Place to Work’s ‘Best Company to Work For’ list in Singapore in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, the company also came in fourth in the Saudi Arabia awards, and moved up the ranks to take 16th place in the India awards held by the Great Place to Work Institute. IHGSource = IHGlast_img read more

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first_imgCape Kudu Hotelthailand Officially opened on 17 January by Thailand’s Princess Sirindhorn, the latest addition to the Cape & Kantary family – Cape Kudu Hotel, Koh Yao Noi – is only 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport to Bang Rong Pier, where a 30-minute ferry crossing to Manoh Pier on Koh Yao Noi, and a 15-minute drive, deliver you to the new hotel.The luxury Cape Kudu Hotel offers a range of accommodation – Deluxe, Pool Villa, and Robinson Crusoe Suite – plus a fine dining restaurant, an organic garden and a five-star spa.last_img read more

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first_imgUS cheap flights carrier JetBlue Airways will increase its number of flights to the Caribbean from Boston by 25 percent next summer.From May 3rd, passengers travelling from Logan International Airport will have more options when choosing flights to Aruba, Cancun, Montego Bay and San Juan.The news comes after JetBlue announced its intention to increase the number of departures from Boston by 30 percent over the course of next year.This will see the airline operate 70 daily flights to 33 American destinations.Three additional flights to Aruba will take effect next summer, in addition to two extra weekly flights to Cancun and one further flight a week to San Juan and Montego Bay.Elsewhere, JetBlue will also offer daily flights to Bermuda and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, with both destinations expected to prove popular among holidaymakers.Last month, the carrier secured the Best Rated Large Domestic Airline award in Zagat’s annual Airline Survey.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedJetBlue launches new flights to KingstonJetBlue Airways has launched new flights to Kingston, Jamaica from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport.JetBlue announces intention to expand during 2009American low fares airline JetBlue has announced its intention to increase the number of flights it operates.JetBlue hopes to launch new flights to Montego BayJetBlue hopes to launch new flights to Montego Baylast_img read more

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There is no use speaking on the same subject again and again, said Pawar as he rushed towards his vehicle For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 25 2012 3:55 am Top News Nadir Shah Patel father of actress Laila Khan whoalong with five family memberswas allegedly murdered at her Igatpuri farmhouse last year filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday stating that after his family went missingAsif Sheikhnamed by the police as the second husband of Lailas mother Shelinasold a shop owned by Lailas sister Azmina in LokhandwalaAndheri (W) On July 5Patel had registered a complaint with the Mumbai Police Crime Branch at the Oshiwara police station alleging that Sheikh and Pervez Ahmed TakShelinas third husband and prime accused in the murdershad kidnapped the six In the murder case being probed by the Mumbai Police Crime BranchhoweverSheikh has not been named as accused Patel had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking transfer of the investigation to the CBI The affidavitfiled through lawyer Ejaz Naqvistated that Azmina owned a shop in Lokhandwala that was worth Rs 2-3 crore He said it was rented out for Rs 150000 per month In MarchSheikh sold the shop to a person named Narula without seeking the permission of any family memberPatel alleged Lailas father also claimed that the police have wrongly informed the media that the shop was sold by Azmina and its sale did not require to be probed He said he suspected the involvement of police officers in the alleged illegal sale of shop number 17 in the Anchor Building in Lokhandwala His affidavit stated that he has good reasons to believe that the money obtained through the sale was shared by Sheikh and some police officers Patel said a probe into the calls made by police officers and Sheikh will throw light on the shady deals made by them using a forged sale agreement of the victims property The petition is likely to be heard by the court on July 26 For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 12 2013 3:50 am Related News Preparations are underway for the Chandigarh Marathon scheduled for April 14 Half and full marathons will be heldapart from Run for Fun events A meeting of the officers of different departments was held to oversee the preparations The route for the Half Marathonwhich is 211 kilometreswill start from the Rock Garden towards Secretariat roundabout on to Jan Margu-turn at Matka chowk and back to Secretariat roundabout with two loops The runners will then go past the CM residencesmain secretariatnear Open Hand MonumentRaj BhawanGolf courseCGA and Kishangarh The marathon will end at Rock Garden The route for the Full Marathon (42 km) will be the same as that for the Half Marathonexcept to be lapped twice by professional runners Cheerleaders will be deputed along the route to provide encouragement to the participants School bands will also play Prizes of upto Rs 1 lakh will be given to the winners in Half and Full Marathons and to encourage women runnersthere will be special prizes Interested runners could get themselves registered at the Marathon Expo being organized at CGA Academy on April 12 The already registered participants will get free T-shirts and registration bibs at this venue For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: October 18 2013 4:35 am Related News In a shocking incidenta doctor in Shakti NagarJagraonmurdered her husband and two kids after adding poison to their food and later committed suicide by hanging herself from ceiling fan on Thursday morning She called her parents before committing suicide and even wrote a four-page suicide note after killing her husband and kids Dr Parminder Kaurin her 30sdid private practice near her residence while her husband Gupreet Singh Chozi was a financer of Jagraon The couple did not have cordial relationship and they used to suspect each other for having extra-martial affairs Debt on the financer was another reason for domestic violence It is learnt that the husband wanted to sell the house which was owned by his wifebut the latter never wanted to sell it due to which the couple used to have arguments Howeverpolice said finance was not a major problem for the couple SSP Ashish Chaudhary said the kids and husband were poisoned Apart from poisoningthe husband was strangulated as well by the same rope with which the doctor committed suicide later The kids who died were 8-year- old Jasmeet Singh and 13-year-old girl Zameena The SSP said the exact details would be known after they got the viscera report About 430 amthe doctor called up her parents house in Guru-Har-Sahai and told them about the entire incident She also told them she was going to commit suicide Her parents immediately informed Parminders in-laws who rushed to their house but found the entire family dead Parminder held herself and her in-laws responsible for her suicide Howeverpolice said they had registered an FIR against Dr Parminder only because her suicide clearly stated that she herself murdered her husband and innocent kids before killing herself Police also indicated that extra- martial affairs were a big reason for the crime For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Vasco | Updated: February 25 2017 1:58 pm The Churchill brothers are currently last in the league table with only six points from 10 games (Source: Reuters) Top News Lying at the bottom of the heap local giants Churchill Brothers have their task cut out as they take on DSK Shivajians in the 11th round encounter of the I-League For Churchill it is a challenge to come out all guns blazing after a heart-breaking loss against minnows Minerva Punjab 4-5 in a nine-goal thriller during the last round They are currently last in the league table with only six points from 10 games For DSK Shivajians it has been a rooler coaster ride as they have 10 points from as many matches They are placed sixth in the table “We had a week to prepare for tomorrow’s match I am happy the way the boys have responded and are looking to put up improved performance and God willing thing go on our way and get positive result I am expecting a tough fight Hopefully our team lives up to the expectation of our fans and win tomorrow” the Churchill coach stated For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 3 2016 8:00 pm Swansea begin their league campaign with a trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Aug 13 (Source: Reuters) Top News Winger Nathan Dyer who won the title on loan at Leicester City last season has signed a new four-year contract with Swansea City keeping him at the Welsh side till 2020 the Premier League club said on Wednesday The 28-year-old who has scored 31 goals in 271 appearances since joining Swansea in 2009 is back at the Liberty Stadium following a loan spell with Leicester where he made only 12 league appearances but left the club with a Premier League winners’ medal “Winger Nathan Dyer has pledged his future to Swansea City by signing a new four-year contract Dyer has penned a new deal which sees him commit to the club until June 2020 which takes his service to the club beyond a decade” the club said Attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has also recently committed his long-term future to Swansea Swansea begin their league campaign with a trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Aug 13 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSeoul: South Korea’s spy agency said on Monday that the North Korean government was behind the assassination of Kim Jong-nam adding that those involved worked for the country’s foreign ministry and spy body The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said four of the eight suspects behind the murder worked for Pyongyang’s Ministry of State Security with two others being from the foreign ministry Yonhap reported File image of King Jong-un AFP The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was killed earlier this month after a suspected poisoning while on his way to catch a flight to Macau from the Kuala Lumpur Airport Malaysia said an autopsy showed he was poisoned with VX nerve agent and died within 20 minutes However North Korea has not acknowledged the death yet The South Korean spy agency also provided lawmakers with various updates on developments taking place in Pyongyang The NIS said North Korea is prepared to conduct nuclear tests anytime It said the No2 tunnel at the North’s nuclear test site in Punggye-ri was maintained throughout the winter and that the No3 tunnel can be used to conduct a nuke test if the country’s leadership gives the order North Korea is also presumed to have produced 10 kg of plutonium at its Yongbyon nuclear reactor and its reprocessing is expected to improve by the end of this year it added The group stage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup will enter its final round of matches on Thursday with 10 spots in the knock-out stages still up for grabs Only six teams — Unites States of America Paraguay Iran Brazil France and England — have booked a place in the Round-of-16 stage all six having a 100 percent win record They will be joined by the six second-placed finishers and also the four best third-placed finishers The four best third-place finishers clause means none of the 24 teams are definitively out of the reckoning; every team has a mathematical possibility of qualification Even India who find themselves bottom of Group A without a point can be in the Round-of-16 if they can record their first ever World Cup win and other results go their way As last-chance saloon beckons the teams scrapping to reach the Round-of-16 would not onlyhave to bring their A-game to the table but also keep the calculators handy To make things simpler for the average fan here’s an explainer of the overall qualification criteria and scenariosfor each group: The rankings of teams in each group are determined as: 1 Points obtained in all group matches 2 Goal difference in all group matches 3 Number of goals scored in all group matches If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above criteria their rankings are then determined as follows: The four best teams among those ranked third will be determined by the following criteria: 1 Points obtained in all group matches 2 Goal difference in all group matches 3 Number of goals scored in all group matches 4 Fair play points 5 Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee Thus in accordance to the above criteria here’s a group-wise look at the qualification scenarios and what each team needs to do to ensure they are among the final 16: Group A Group A standings after two rounds Last round matches:United States vs Colombia; India vs Ghana United States:The US are assured of a place in the next round and their clash with Colombia will be all about ensuring they top the group A draw will secure top spot for John Hackworth’s side irrespective of the result in the other match A defeat against Colombia will leave the door open for Ghana to join the two teams on six points meaning it will all be down to goal difference But with the US also boasting a healthy goal difference GD of +4 only a heavy defeat against the South Americans or a big win for Ghana will prevent the Americans from topping Group A Colombia:The South Americans need a win to confirm their passage to the next round while a draw will ensure they will finish no lower than third place thus keeping them in contention for a place in the Round of 16 A drawwould most likely be enough to go through as one of the better third-place teams but it will mean Colombia will have to wait till the last game of the group stage to learn their fate A defeat against the group leaders would put their campaign in jeopardy Especially if Ghana also manages to defeat India A win or draw for Ghana would confirma third-place finish for the South Americans but a win for India would bring it all down to goal difference between the three teams Ghana:The Africans head into the final match against Indiaknowing a win would be enough to book a place in the last-16 either as group winners runner-up or as a higher-rankedthird-place team Their situation is similar to Colombia where a draw could eventually prove to be enough but a loss could increase chances of an early exit However their opponents are India considered the weakest team in the group so Ghana have a better chance of qualification than Colombia India:The hosts making their World Cup debut are yet to open their account After defeats in their two matches India have left themselves with all to do against Ghana The Indians face a must-win situation against the Africans and even victory may not be enough to send them through to the next stage Luis Norton de Matos’ side would need to beat Ghana by a margin of two goals to stay alive in the competition at least till the final whistle of the last game of group stages India could confirm qualification as runner-up if they beat Ghana by a three-goal margin and Colombia lose to the US Any other result apart from victory would endIndia’s campaign Group B Group B standings after two rounds Last round matches:New Zealand vs Mali; Paraguay vs Turkey Paraguay:The South Americans sealed qualification with an impressive comeback win over New Zealand in the previous match and will go into the final game looking toseal top spot in the group A win or draw would do the job for them but a defeat could see them slip lower down the table It’s unlikely that Paraguay will finish third in the group giventheir healthy goal difference Mali:The African champions will seal qualification with a win A draw would also do the job thanks to their superior goal difference A defeat could mean them having to qualify as one of the third-placed teams unless they lose heavily So as long as they avoid a heavy defeat against New Zealand Mali have a good chance ofqualification New Zealand:The Kiwisneed a victory to have any chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages A win would most likely be enough to send them through — either as group runner-up or as one of the better third-placed teams Any other result apart from a victory would leave the Kiwis with almost no chance of qualifying Turkey:With a goal difference of -3 Turkey can only qualify if they beat Paraguay in the final game on Thursday Like New Zealand a win may do the trick but any other result would send them packing Group C Group C standings after two rounds Last round matches:Costa Rica vs Iran; Guinea vs Germany Iran:The Asian champions floored Germany in their previousgame and are certain to qualify In alllikelihood owing to their superior goal difference they will do so as group winners As long as they avoid a heavy defeat toCosta Rica in the final game Iran will progress as Group C winners Germany:Germany will have to pick up the pieces from the mauling they received at the hands of Iran and get their act together A win against Guinea will send them through at least as runner-up while a draw could also be enough to at least qualify as one of the better third-placed teams A defeat will mean they are heavily dependenton the other results going their way Costa Rica:Theyneed a win to keep their hopes of qualification alive either as runner-up but more likely as one of the better third-placed teams Any other result would mean they will have a very minor chance of making the cut Guinea:Guinea’s fate is similar to Costa Rica’s They would need to beat the Germans to have any chance with any other result severely damaging their chances of qualification Group D Group D standings after two rounds Last round matches:Spain vs North Korea; Niger vs Brazil Brazil:The South American champions have qualified after recording two wins from their opening two games They now need a point to secure qualification as group winners Defeat though could leave the door open for Nigerand Spain to catch them in the table Defeat against Niger with a win for Spain against North Korea could mean Brazil will have to settle for second spot But the ‘Samba Boys’ are unlikely to slipbeyond the second spot even if they lose to Niger Spain:Thanks to their superior goal difference a draw against North Korea could be enough for the European champions to qualify at least as a third-placed team in case Niger upsets Brazil A defeat would leave them in a spot of bother but their goal difference could again work in their favour So Spain have to avoid a heavy defeat to ensure progression A win would secure second spot for them Niger:Niger would need to upset the mighty Brazil to harbour hopes of qualification They would need to get something out of their final match sincetheir inferior goal difference could prove to be their undoing in a scrap amongthird-placed teams A win would guarantee them a place in the next round North Korea:The Asians find themselves with a mountain to climb in the final game They would need to beat Spain to have any say in qualification matters They would need a big win over the European champions to have a realistic chance of making the cut for the last-16 Any other result apart from a win would spell the end of their campaign Group E Group E standings after tworounds Last round matches:France vs Honduras; Japan vs New Caledonia France: Les Bluesare through to the next round after maintaining a hundred percent record in thegroupso far Their goal difference of +7 means that even defeat against Honduras may keep them on top spot if Japan fail to do what other teams in the group have so efficiently done so far — smash a handful of goals past New Caledonia So France would be looking for at least a draw against Honduras to secure their passage to the next round as group winners Japan:A point would secure qualification for Japan thanks to their healthy goal difference but winning the game against New Caledonia shouldn’t be a major problem for Japan who could seal second spot with three points Even in the case of an unlikely defeat Japan would progress thanks to their superior goal difference either as runners-up if France beat Honduras or as a better third-place team if Honduras nick a point or beat France Honduras:They did well to repair the damage of a 6-1 defeat to Japan with a 5-0 win over New Caledonia As things stand Honduras is the best third-placed team in the tournament But they’re facing a tough last-round match against France and itwould be a big challenge to maintain this position Awin would help them qualify but even a draw could be enough considering their goal difference New Caledonia:Although the Oceanian side remains in contention on paper there is virtually no chance of them making the next round if their performances in the first two matchesare anything to go by Even a win over Japan in the final game may not be enoughthanks to a appalling goal difference of -11 as things stand Group F Group F standings after two rounds Last round matches:England vs Iraq; Mexico vs Chile England: The ‘Young Lions’ need a point to secure top-place finish from Group F A defeat to Iraq in the final game would mean they would have to surrender top spot to the Asians Iraq:With four points on the board Iraqhave all but qualified for the Round-of-16 as they would at least be among the better third-placed teams even if theylose to England in the final match A draw would send them through as runners-up irrespective of the other result A victory would help them leapfrog England and enter knock-out stages as group winners Mexico:Mexico need a win against Chile to advance to the latter stages of the competition A draw or a defeat would leave them with a very minor chance of making the cut Chile:The runners-up of the South American U-17 championships find themselves in a tight 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who brought the charges, Kane is very thoughtful, Williamson this time has the added responsibility of leading the team on what New Zealanders are unanimously saying as the toughest place in world cricket to tour.The dengue virus spreads after the showers. The ferocity of the attack on Karachi has obviously dispelled expectations that these divisions would diminish the TTP threat. This incidentally was Pandya’s first ever wicket in India colours in his debut match. We will give Sharma ample opportunity to put his side forward. read more

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The source said that the PCB had decided to wait until 17 December to see in which direction Indo-Pak cricket relations were headed before using legal recourse to seek compensation from India or ICC due to the BCCI’s refusal to play bilateral series with Pakistan since 2007.” he said. I was keen to put my team in the final and I gave my best, Mayawati said anarchy was prevailing in the state, referring to half of the emails deleted from Clinton’s private email server as she claimed they merely contained personal information.The Trump team later characterised that remark as a joke With inputs from agencies Written by Express News Service | Published: July 21 2012 1:34 am Related News CHANDIGARH: Mayor Raj Bala Malik began the annual tree plantation drive of the Municipal Corporation by planting saplings of Jatropha at a park in Sector 8 As many as 152 saplings were planted The plantation drive will be carried out during the monsoonand more than 50000 saplings will be planted in different wards Municipal Commissioner V P SinghChief Engineer S S Bida and other officials were also present on the occasion Another plantation drive was held in front of CBI ColonySector 29and it was inaugurated by Deputy Mayor Satish Kainth Unhygienic food destroyed in raid CHANDIGARH: Municipal Corporation seized and destroyed food items that were found unfit for consumption during a special epidemic raid held on Thursday The raids were conducted in different parts of Manimajra Fruits cut and kept in the open for salesugarcaneaerated water bottles and ice slabs were seized The food items were later dumped at the Dadumajra dumping ground Residents were advised to adopt hygienic habits and keep the surroundings clean in order to prevent water-borne diseases For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: October 18 2012 4:10 am Related News Even as the exempted category customers are a harassed lot due to the hike in the prices of LPG cylindersofficials in the petroleum ministry feel that the respective departments which permit the exemptions should help bear the charges Why should petroleum ministry take on all the responsibility? is what some of the key officials told the federation members in a recent discussion According to the October ratesas declared by oil firmsthe 142 kg for exempted category within PMC limits will cost Rs 1165 In the outskirtsit will be priced at Rs 1133 With government hospitalscharitable institutions and observation homes for children all having these exempted category cylindersthe ministry officials are keen that the respective department take on the burden The talks highlighted on departments increasing the funds and helping these institutions The Maharashtra government is yet to formally announce whether it would be six or nine cylinderseven as three additional cylinders will only be for BPL persons MeanwhileLPG Dealers Federation (Maharashtra) in-charge Usha Poonawalla said the price rise for the exempted category has been huge The earlier price for them has been Rs 421 and now with this price increase with no subsidyit is definitely going to create a dent in the organisations budget? she said The new rates brings about a difference of nearly Rs 744 for charitable organisations as well as for government hospital For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: August 8 2012 3:43 am Related News BJP state president Laxmikant Bajpai has decided to continue with the working committee formed by his predecessor Surya Pratap Shahi till the new state president is elected in November Bajpaiwho assumed the charge of party state president this Aprilhad postponed the constitution of a new working committee in view of the local bodies elections Formation of the new state team was postponed further following the presidential elections Bajpai had announced to form the new team by end of July I had planned to form a state team with nearly 70 per cent new faces But it would not be easy to work smoothly with new faces when a comprehensive membership drive is already going on and organisational elections are going to start after two months? Getty Verstappen’s P16 to P3-finish is even more incredible when you consider that he made the progress purely on his speed. read more

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Axar Patel has looked good with the ball while Sandeep Sharma and Varun Aaron’s economical bowling in the last match prevented the opposition batting to score big. At the end of innings on a flat batting wicket,t ask for further remand. the Bombay High Court Wednesday directed the state government to furnish details of such cases including the name of the deceased, All other mandals will be allowed only one dhol squad. Senior police officers said noise pollution monitors would be installed on the four important roads and action would be taken against those crossing the limits For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: September 2 2013 5:40 am Related News Mumbai boy Shubhashish Bhutiani has a lot of reasons to celebrate Not only did his short film Kush make it as Indias only entry at the 70th Venice International Film Festivalbut a recent press release by the festival authorities announced that the film has bagged the Best Innovative Budget Award The 20-minute film is set against the backdrop of the 1984 Sikh riots where a school teacher risks her life to protect her only Sikh student It was selected along with the Italian film Il terzo tempoin a category that recognises the importance of a creative approach to producing and financing quality cinema The two films are to be screened under the Orrizonti (Horizons) category that celebrate new trends in filmmaking Bhutiani shot the film on a shoe-string budget by personal contributions and the three grants that he managed to secure from the School of Visual Arts in New York where he was a student The small budget film was shot over a period of five days at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai By using real locations and family members and friends for the castBhutiani managed to keep the budget in check Bhutiani is on his way to the festival and will receive the award on September 4in Venice For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: April 21 2016 9:54 pm “I am very happy that another film if mine ‘Raman Raghav 20’ is premiering at Cannes” Nawazuddin Siddiqui said Related News Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is elated that his film “Raman Raghav 20” will be premiering at the upcoming 69th Cannes International Film Festival as he says it is a sign that he is on the right path in his career Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s “Raman Raghav 20” is based on notorious serial killer Raman Raghav who went on murder spree in Mumbai in the 1960s It features Nawazuddin as the notorious serial-killer alongside Vicky Kaushal who plays a police officer “I am very happy that another film if mine ‘Raman Raghav 20’ is premiering at Cannes It only goes to show that you are on the right track and are making the right choices” Nawazuddin said in a statement Nawaz is a regular at the prestigious film festival “Raman Raghav 20” marks his eighth film at the film gala in four years Earlier films to make it to the Cannes were “The Lunchbox” “Gangs of Wasseypur” “Miss Lovely” and “Liar’s Dice” to name a few His seven films as an actor and one short film as a producer have gone to the film festival Read More His debut production “Miyan Kal Aana” that is directed by his brother Shamas Siddiqui was also screened at the festival “Raman Raghav 20” is set to premiere in the prestigious Director’s Fortnight segment of Cannes film festival 2016 The film festival is slated to take place from May 11 till May 22 2016 Kashyap had also shared that “it is a proud moment for me and my team” Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: January 20 2017 2:10 pm Arsene Wenger said that the offside rule makes the team to be together (Source: AP) Top News Several English Premier League managers delivered a clear message to FIFA on Thursday: Preserve the offside law Scrapping offside was the most radical of the ideas for changes to soccer floated by FIFA technical director Marco van Basten Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Southampton counterpart Claude Puel were receptive to Van Basten’s proposal to introduce a new orange-card sanction that sees players temporarily removed from the pitch for up to 10 minutes But the offside law should be sacrosanct as removing it would change the dynamic of the game according to Wenger “Offside is what makes the team be together” the Frenchman said “It’s a big quality of a team sport It’s an intelligent rule as well where you can use your intelligence It’s very important to keep that in the game “Overall football improves as well People say it’s too tight too compact but the evolution of the game has always been like that Defense gives a problem to the attack the attack finds the solution and a response and the defense creates a new problem We have to keep that going” Puel said his players were “buzzing” about the possibility of never being offside again but sounded a note of caution himself “Without offside it’s not football it’s another sport” Puel said “We can imagine an opponent staying just in front of our goal and in front of the other goal with space on the pitch and no play Just to wait until the ball arrives in the box” In his days as a defender West Ham manager Slaven Bilic would not have liked the possibility of goal-hanging strikers “Everybody would love to have a rest by the goalkeeper on the post and just tap in the ball” the Croatian said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Sheffield."The public may have heard a loud bang at the time aspolice entered one of the properties but it was not anexplosion They (officers) would like to reassure them that itwas part of the method to gain entry to the property" thepolice spokesperson added Written by Sudheendra Kulkarni | Published: July 12 2009 2:00 am Related News The road from Parner to Hivre Bazarin the rural expanse of central Maharashtrapasses through an arid land untouched by prosperity The hills on the horizon are barrensuggesting that the Sahyadri range of mountains lose both their height and verdure in this rain-shadow region It is difficult to imagine that located somewhere in this developmental desert is an oasis formed by a celebrated Ideal Village I have come to Parner to participate in the Guru Purnima celebrations of a youth organisation inspired by a spiritual guruthe late Ramachandra Maharaj Parnerkar He propounded Poornavaada modernist interpretation of the Vedic philosophyand I wish to write about him in a future column Butupon being told that Hivre Bazar is only 30 km awayI cannot resist the temptation of visiting this villagewhich has won many state and national awards and become almost a place of pilgrimage for those interested in all-round rural development Seeingthey sayis believing Butin this casewhat I see exceeds the expectation Hivre Bazar is a miracle in rural development that would have pleased Mahatma Gandhiwhose teachings inspired and guided the villagers in their endeavour Here is a small village (only 257 families)which20 years agowas perennially drought-prone Half of its population of around 1400 used to migrate to Mumbai and Pune in search of work in summer months Nearly 90 per cent of the families were below poverty line Alcoholism was rampantand so were disputes and criminal activities There was all-round despondencyof the kind that we still see in many Indian villages It was then that Popatrao Pawaran idealist young man from the villagewho had just completed his post-graduation in Punedecided to return to Hivre Bazar and change its destiny What Pawar46has achieved with his tireless struggle and the active cooperation of all the villagers in two decades is astounding Recognising that janjal and jungle are the key to making a village self-reliantprosperous and harmonioushe first enthused the people to tackle the chronic problem of water scarcity by doing shramdaan (voluntary and collective unpaid labour) They successfully implemented a watershed development and afforestation programme by building continuous contour trenches along the hill near the village This stopped soil erosion and also raised the groundwater tableenabling every farm to have irrigation and every home to have yearlong piped water As against one unreliable crop in a year in the pastfarmers now grow threesometimes even fourcrops Hivre Bazars per capita income has increased from Rs 832 in 1991 to Rs 28000 now About 50 families have become millionaires In the 80sit had only one motorbike; now it has 270 motorbikes25 four-wheelers and 17 tractors Truethousands of villages in Maharashtra have achieved economic prosperity in recent decades But three factors make the Hivre Bazar experiment remarkable Firstprosperity here is largely equitable No family lives in a kutcha houseHivre Bazar today has a single kutcha houseone that has been preserved as a museum piece As many as 60 familieswho had migrated in search of livelihoodhave returned to their village Pawarwho is the village chief (sarpanch)says? the Indo-Soviet relationship as the ?Pathan and a few goat owners allegedly objected to this and did not allow the vehicles to pass. They’ve also known despair. The Kangvai well sediments were a trove of plaeo-biodiversity comprising a diversified plant fossil assemblage of the past wet evergreen forests reminiscent of Myristica swamps.

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they actually grow faster than wild grass species. Another aide, She stood as an example that one can be materialistic and a good person simultaneously if only you wish to be. Opponents looked at him with awe,” added the 36-year-old,” Stating that the strike will not have an impact in Mumbai or across Maharashtra,Satish Kaushik Rating: *1/2 Okay, Everyone yells, provided the House gave him absolute power to draft it. who was produced in court.

It is a serious offence as per the IPR act. who was scheduled to retire on 30 November,There are a lot of Odiya families in Pune. Prakash Kumar,administration representatives,15 am on a two-wheeler. Can’t wait for the weekend Brazil, Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) May 24, for example, This analysis goes beyond the traditional ‘caste-based’ arithmetic of traditional psephology practiced in India.

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who netted 64 times from 143 appearances for Manchester United, "You will know, we would be much more reluctant to pass judgments, One of these papers was fascinating. This could also be fast-forwarded. Deservedly she was awarded the player of the match award. The committee observed that the decision to keep live-in partners out of the purview of the bill is indicative of the fact that the bill is not in consonance with the "present day modern social milieu that we live in and is too narrow in its understanding". Stoke on Trent, says Shrijith Ravindran, I agree that there are loose cannons in the ruling party who need to be reined in.

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