US COVID-19 relief bill would punish streaming of copyrighted contentLegislation for $300 weekly unemployment bump adds possibility of ten-year prison term for streaming protected content, would also create small claims Copyright Claims BoardBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 21st December 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareA COVID-19 relief bill under consideration by US legislators also includes a number of measures related to copyright law that could negatively impact game streamers.A House amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 introduced today would extend unemployment benefits in the US by $300 a week through mid-March 2021, but it also incorporates elements of recent legislation proposed by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) that would establish a small claims Copyright Claims Board and specifically make digital transmission of copyright-protected works a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison for a second offense.According to the language of the bill, “It shall be unlawful for a person to willfully, and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain, offer or provide to the public a digital transmission service that- (1) is primarily designed or provided for the purpose of publicly performing works protected under title 17 by means of a digital transmission without the authority of the copyright owner or the law; (2) has no commercially significant purpose or use other than to publicly perform works protected under title 17 by means of a digital transmission without the authority of the copyright owner or the law; or (3) is intentionally marketed by or at the direction of that person to promote its use in publicly performing works protected under title 17 by means of a digital transmission without the authority of the copyright owner or the law.”This raises particular questions for YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Gaming, considering the games influencers often showcase involve a number of copyrights, from the games themselves to licensed music featured in them. There have also been copyright lawsuits over tattoos on athletes in pro sports games.Twitch in particular has faced a torrent of Digital Millennium Copyright Act claims from music labels this year, so much so that the platform advised streamers to play games with the sound off if they had any doubts about copyright.Related JobsSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big Planet3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games The Copyright Claims Board has also been a point of contention, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation saying it would “re-ignite the nationwide problem of copyright trolling” just as federal courts have started to demand stricter standards of evidence in such cases.The board would be limited to issuing rulings of no more than $30,000 plus legal fees in favor of claimants. Additionally, all information about the claims board proceedings except for the final determination and records would be exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.The bill is expected to pass, with Congressional Democrats and Republicans saying yesterday that they had reached an agreement on the COVID-19 relief package.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 2 hours agoApple questions credibility of Xbox testimonyiPhone maker asserts that Microsoft did not produce evidence to back Lori Wright’s claims of unprofitable consolesBy James Batchelor YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
GameMaker to add next-gen supportPlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S support is currently in closed beta, with a full launch due in MarchMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterTuesday 23rd February 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareYoYo Games announced the addition of next-gen support to its GameMaker engine, so users can create projects for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.Next-gen support is currently in closed beta, with a full commercial launch due in March 2021.Studios wanting to make use of next-gen support will need to purchase the corresponding license, namely the PlayStation or Xbox license, or the Ultimate license, which gives access to all the platforms supported by the engine.Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games To learn more about the different licenses and whether GameMaker is the right engine for your project, you can read our GamesIndustry.biz Academy guide on the topic. YoYo Games general manager Stuart Poole said he was “extremely pleased” for GameMaker to offer next-gen support. He added: “As a result, our growing indie development community will soon be able to develop and launch their games straight onto these next-generation console platforms, with all the ease and simplicity they’ve come to expect from GameMaker.”YoYo Games was recently acquired by Opera to form the basis of its new gaming division. It bought the engine maker from Playtech for $10 million.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 2 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
“The huge amounts of energy resources in the continent present opportunities to easily develop the African energy system at the local, national and regional levels, using a combination of both small and large-scale energy technologies in order to achieve energy security,” said El Markabi. Read more:Talking energy business in Africa means talking synergyAUDA-NEPAD and AfDB report new milestone in Africa’s energy masterplan The decision was announced at the second ordinary session of the sub-committee on energy of the African Union Specialised Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism. African Energy Ministers gathered on the second day of the sub-committee meeting to discuss the implementation status of the action plan adopted by the specialised technical committee in April 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Dr Mohamed Shaker El Markabi, Egyptian Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy and current chairman of the specialised technical committee: “Africa is the world’s largest treasure trove of clean energy resources and has an important strategic position in global clean development. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The establishment and operationalisation of the African Single Electricity Market was discussed as the policy paper and roadmap validated by the AUC in partnership with the European Union, member states and stakeholders were presented. Roadmap to the African Single Electricity Market validated Finance and Policy The African Single Electricity Market is expected to be launched in February 2021 during the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government. The market’s first phase is projected to be achieved by 2023 and full operation is anticipated by 2040. This market would make the case for power trading between African countries much easier. Generation The African Union Commission (AUC), African Energy Commission, Pan African Institutions and partners also presented an update on the implementation of the specialised technical committee’s action plan since the last sub-committee meeting. He stressed the need to create a conducive environment for all stakeholders to effectively participate in the energy development agenda. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development “Significant mobilisation and coordination strides are required to effectively engage stakeholders in addressing the key barriers to energy sector development on the continent, including policy, regulatory, technical, financing and market barriers,” said Abou-Zeid. The African Union is ready to launch the African Single Electricity Market. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy noted that COVID-19 has posed serious challenges to the sector and implementation of various plans around the continent. The Commission has however marshalled efforts with partners to ensure the sector remains robust and contributes to a post-COVID-19 recovery. TAGSAfrican UnionCOVID-19European Unionpolicy developmentPower Pool Previous articleFive ways we see Africa’s energy sector evolvingNext articleInitiative adapts traditional project finance for mini-grid assets Theresa SmithTheresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS Featured image: Stock
As national energy and decarbonisation plans drive the demand for energy storage, the global grid battery energy storage market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 23% by 2030. This is according to a new study released by research firm Frost & Sullivan. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Image credit: Stock Maria Benintende, Energy & Environment Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, said: “With climate change and environmental sustainability at the center of national agendas, battery storage systems deployment is crucial to support the transition to higher levels of clean electrification relying primarily on variable renewable energy sources. The expansion of renewable energy and continued decline in the costs of battery energy storage systems are expected to put the technology at the forefront of national energy plans, according to the study. Growth opportunities are expected for companies who: Find out more about the Electricity Market Modernisation and Cost Reductions Powering the Global Grid Battery Energy Storage Market Have you listened to?Webinar recording: Battery Storage: Africa’s energy metals market and supply chain Have you read?Op-ed: Energy storage will boost Africa’s energy transformation “Asia — led by China — and North America — led by the US — are anticipated to be the leading regions, accounting for 46.2% and 32.4%, respectively, of the total grid battery storage power capacity by 2030. Opportunities in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East will remain limited, pending further cost reductions and modernisation of market designs. Europe’s participation is likely to fall from 25.6% in 2020 to 13.3% by 2030 because of the saturation of frequency regulation markets and the lack of a business case for other applications.” In 2020, the market was resilient to COVID-19, with installations expanding by 47.3% or 2.4GW. “Additionally, the increasing power demand and generation assets distant from consumption centers necessitate transmission grid reinforcement and optimisation. Batteries offer an attractive option in handling the evolving electrification issues, sparing massive investments in new transmission grids. Integrate solar PV with battery energy storage. The US is expected to lead in this segment as the cost for solar PV and batteries continues to decline and owing to the availability of regulations permitting hybrids in wholesale electricity markets.Co-locate battery storage with thermal power plants. Hybridisation of conventional power plants, and even hydropower plants, with storage, is an emerging and attractive niche.Adjust storage to leverage evolving regulation and market conditions: Product and systems design should be focused on scalable configurations that can be easily augmented in size and energy to power ratio and combined and aggregated behind a single power control system to serve future potential applications with minimum disruption.Leverage emerging digital technologies to optimise battery and plant performance. Powerful software combined with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced price forecasting is vital for storage owners’ and operators’ merchant strategy success. This rising demand for storage is expected to increase annual market revenue from $2 billion in 2020 to approximately $16 billion by 2030. BRICS Generation There continue to be countries setting goals to generate 50% of their total energy from renewables by 2030. The renewable energy plants will need to be integrated with battery energy storage systems to allow the storage of excess energy during times when generation is high for dispatching during times when generation is low and demand high. Finance and Policy TAGSBattery storagedecarbonisationEnergy StorageFrost & Sullivanhydropowersolar powerwind energy Previous articleGERD deadlock could be resolved by solar and wind powerNext articleLEONA SMITH heads up health and safety compliance for wind farms Nomvuyo Tena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Annual power capacity is expected to reach 19.3GW from 8.5GW in 2020, resulting in 134.6GW/437.4GWh of cumulated capacity by 2030. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development
Horse Sport Enews Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce Lindsay Cooper-Kelly of Ottawa, ON, as the recipient of the 2016 Dressage Youth Bursary.In recognition of the challenges young riders face as they strive to continue their education while also competing at high levels of equestrian sport, EC developed the Dressage Bursary Program for young riders to help ease the financial burden of pursuing equestrian excellence.A first year psychology student at Carleton University in her hometown, Cooper-Kelly, 18, has risen up the ranks of dressage at a lightning fast pace. First stepping into the stirrups at age 12, she progressed from competing at the training and first level in 2015 to succeeding at the FEI Junior level less than eight months later. Her outstanding scores even earned her a spot at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NJYRC) in Parker, CO in July 2016.With the goal of returning to NAJYRC next season, and moving up to the FEI Under 25 division following that, Cooper-Kelly has worked hard to balance academics with her equestrian education. In addition to her full-time studies, she also works two part-time jobs to support her intense training schedule. Somehow, she even finds time to volunteer at Queenswood Stables, where she has trained for the past six years. She is in the process of completing her Equestrian Canada Rider Levels before attaining her coaching certification.Ultimately, Cooper-Kelly hopes to continue on the road to becoming one of Canada’s next high performance dressage athletes, while also putting her psychology degree to work assisting children with mental illness, and first responders and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).“I am honoured to have been chosen for the Equestrian Canada Dressage Bursary for Youth,” said Cooper-Kelly. “I will be using the funds for training and showing to further my goal of competing at the FEI Young Rider level.”Each year, EC selects worthy recipients of its Dressage Youth Bursary program based on the strength of applications received. Elements considered in the application process include a transcript of grades and outline of academic curriculum; future educational plans; equestrian experience; commitment and dedication to the sport; a positive image within the sport; achievement of notable competition results, whether at the local, regional or national level; goals within the equestrian industry; and financial need.For more information on EC’s athlete development programs, please visit www.equestrian.ca. Tags: Lindsay Cooper-Kelly, Equestrian Canada Dressage Youth Bursary, Queenswood Stables, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP
Instructional Faculty in Psychological Data ScienceCollege/School/Unit: College of Liberal ArtsDepartment: PsychologyPosted: Apr 1, 2021Apply By: Open until filledDescriptionThe Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austinseeks a candidate for an Assistant or Associate Professor ofInstruction to teach undergraduate and possibly post-graduatecourses. Professional faculty positions are 3-year renewablecontracts and salary will be dependent upon position andqualifications. Background check conducted on applicantselected.QualificationsThe successful candidate will be responsible for teachingintroductory statistics with an emphasis on practical approaches tovisualizing and analyzing real data. When covering traditionalparametric tests, p-values should be treated as continuousprobabilities (rather than as significant/not significant), andother sources of information, such as effect sizes and priorknowledge, should be emphasized. The general approach taken shouldbe broadly consistent with the editorial Moving to a World Beyond“p < 0.05" in The American Statistician (2019).Required proficiencies:a) PhD in Psychology or other related social and natural sciencefieldsb) Expertise in modern research methods and analytics used in thesocial and behavioral sciencesc) Proficiency with R/RStudioCandidates may also demonstrate expertise in one or more of thesepreferred proficiencies:a) Mixed effects modelingb) Bayesian statisticsc) Structural equation modelingd) Machine learning (e.g. random forests, elastic net, ect)e) Text mining and web scrapping, wrangling large publiclyavailable datasetsf) Expertise in Python, or other programing languages for datascienceg) Familiarity with open source and open science approaches to thebehavioral sciences, including method to insure reproducibility ofanalysisApplication InstructionsInterested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a currentcurriculum vita, and three letters of reference.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementThe University of Texas at Austin, as an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with allapplicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination andaffirmative action. The University is committed to a policy ofequal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs andactivities, and admissions. jeid-81006b73f0b57a4aaa633330c97c098c To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/72560
The first accessible MAN TGE converted by Minibus Options was displayed at the CV Show, and a further 10 are already in build.A demonstration programme will commence shortly for the seed minibus, which is a 5,000kg GVW model and comes with a wheelchair lift and a side entrance.Of the examples now being built, nine are for stock and are similar to the prototype. They will have up to 17 seats, depending on the customer’s requirement. The tenth TGE with Minibus Options is a 4,000kg GVW, front-wheel drive example that is for a customer.“All TGEs will be buyer-specific; Stock models will be finished without a lift, but we can add one quickly prior to delivery. Seats are on T-bolts in tracking so they can be removed easily,” says Sales Director Fred James.MAN is currently working on a solution to allow a front-entrance variant of the TGE that will grow its appeal for minicoach use. It reports strong customer interest; a chassis cowl will also be available for coachbuilt bodies.Buyers in all sectors will be able to take advantage of 24-hour servicing offered by MAN dealerships.“The accessible minibus circle doesn’t know the MAN brand, but we are expecting strong interest when it is able to see what the TGE can do,” adds Mr James.
Sheila Ann Fuller 59, of Port Arthur passed away October 27, 2016. Services will be held November 5, 2016 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 5920 Sam Ave. Port Arthur, TX. Visitation will begin at 11AM until Funeral at 1PM. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Port Arthur, TX. Sheila is survived by her 3 children: Kokeja Hayes, DeWayne Hayes, and Randle Fuller. Her step children in which she claimed as her own Ade Arije and Jetawn Ford. Siblings: Ernestine Fuller, Regina Jones (Horace), Oweda Proctor (Wallace) and Marcus Hayes. 6-Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Fuller’s services have been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary Beaumont,TX. www.proctorsmortuary.com
Staff reportFierce overnight winds caused damage to the Lamar University police station early Saturday, some classroom windows were broken on campus and the Cardinal View recruiting event was moved from the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Center to the revamped Setzer Student Center.Those were the principal effects of a dangerous storm that moved east through Jefferson Parish and continued on along the Gulf Coast on Saturday morning. Lamar Police headquarter sustained apparent roof damage that caused the department to shift to temporary quarters in the Human Resources building on campus.Minimal damage was noted at Family and Consumer Sciences, Carl Parker, Communications and Engineering Research.Current assessment of the situation is ongoing and power will be restored as soon as possible.Downing said damages did not appear to be significant enough to affect resumption of classes Monday. Next UpKate Downing, LU director of marketing, said the storm traveled through the northern end of LU’s campus around 3 a.m. Saturday.Power was temporarily affected but recovered later in the morning.Downing said both the Mary and John Gray Library and Montagne Center lost power, at least for awhile. She said attendance at the View was not affected by the overnight weather. Many students were traveling from the Houston area after the storm had passed through.The View was scheduled to end shortly after lunch.The student center reopened this week to great fanfare after it was refashioned and modernized.
View Comments Following sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Bush Theatre, Baby Reindeer, the new solo show written and performed by Richard Gadd, will transfer to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre this spring. Olivier winner Jon Brittain will repeat his work as director of the production, which will run in London from April 2 through May 2 ahead of an engagement across the pond at Brooklyn Academy of Music from May 21 through June 13.”Baby Reindeer has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life. With an incredible team behind me, I have pushed myself to ridiculous limits in a show I find incredibly hard to say and do,” Gadd said in a statement. “I feel a moral duty to let people know the terrifying reality of going through something like this.”Based on the true story of Gadd’s relationship with his stalker, Baby Reindeer paints a brutally honest portrait of two people trapped by toxic ideas of gender, sexuality, power and abuse—driven well past their breaking points.The production features scenic design by Cecilia Carey, lighting design by Peter Small, sound design by Keegan Curran and video design by Ben Bull. Richard Gadd in “Baby Reindeer”(Photo: Michael O’Reilly)
“I have complete confidence that we’ll get there,” Bingle said. “We have work to do, but we will get it done.”Men still need improvementThe men’s track and field team worked at honing its skills this weekend too.Coach Phil Lundin said he wanted those who were having a slow start to the season to really step it up this weekend.He said he believes his team has the right attitude to make some moves in the next few weeks.“You can see people are starting to compete a little more robust and that’s good even though their performances aren’t that good,” Lundin said. “The competitive edge is coming so I think that’s promising.”One of the Gophers who did step it up a little this weekend was senior thrower Adam Schnaible.He placed second with regional qualifying distances in both the hammer throw and shot put.In the hammer he had a season best of 197-7 and pulled through with a career best in the shot put at 58-7 1/4.Schnaible said he was happy with his performances and liked throwing outside in nice weather once again.Lundin said it was good to see the progress of some men but wishes it was coming along faster for others with little time before the championship season.“Overall we’re making the necessary steps toward the Big Ten’s; we just need more oomph.” Men and women successful in Iowa City Krista TheisApril 23, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGood weather at Saturday’s Musco Twilight Invitational produced several season highlights for many on the Minnesota men’s and women’s track and field teams.A large group from both teams traveled to Iowa City, Iowa, to compete against individuals from such teams as Wisconsin, Marquette and Illinois-Chicago.Coaches gave many of Minnesota’s top athletes the weekend off to rest for this week’s Drake Relays but wanted to see others progress their development Saturday.The women’s team had many personal best performances and NCAA Midwest Regional qualifying marks.Junior Andrea Smith led the way in the pole vault, winning the event and qualifying for the region meet with a height of 12-11 1/2.She was happy to get the regional mark out of the way and said the women were all reaching for high standards.“We were just saying ‘bigger poles, bigger poles,’ ” Smith said.Junior Ruby Radocaj also won a title in the javelin event. Her throw of 152-8 was an outdoor season best.Christin Kingsley had the best meet of her junior year, winning the long jump and regionally qualifying with 20-3 3/4.Coach Matt Bingle said that he was happy to see some people take advantage of the good competition and weather but thinks others need to step up.“Some of them need to be determined to do this. They need to take it on as a challenge,” Bingle said. “They’ve got to want it and they’ve got to work at it for the next few weeks if they want to be in a spot to help this team win the title.”Bingle said there were a lot of personal records and that was great to see, but thinks the women can do better in the coming weeks.
When Beliefs Face Reality: An Integrative Review of Belief Updating in Mental Health and IllnessTobias Kube and Liron RozenkrantzKube and Rozenkrantz integrate different lines of research about how people adjust their beliefs in light of new evidence. Some research suggests that everyone is prone to biases when updating their beliefs, although people with mental disorders appear to have difficulty updating disorder-specific dysfunctional beliefs (e.g., patients with depression may have difficulty revising negative beliefs). These biases include failures to take information into account that goes against one’s own view, with political and societal implications. The authors discuss different anomalies in belief updating, propose a new model of belief updating, and recommend directions for future research. The Future of Women in Psychological ScienceJune Gruber, Jane Mendle, Kristen A. Lindquist, et al.Gruber and colleagues analyze 10 topics relevant for women’s professional prospects in psychological science: career advancement; financial compensation; service assignment and practices; lifestyle roles and work–family conflict; gender biases; prevalence and perceptions of positions of power; intersectionality; harassment and incivility; agency, self-esteem, and self-promotion; and lack of belonging. The authors discuss empirical evidence for each of these issues and clarify gender gaps and positive change. They hope that a better understanding of these issues will spark conversation and help to mitigate remaining gender differences in psychological science. The Emerging Science of VirtueBlaine J. Fowers, Jason S. Carroll, Nathan D. Leonhardt, and Bradford CokeletThe study of virtues has grown in the past two decades and has incorporated diversified research methods. Fowers and colleagues propose a framework to help to resolve theoretical and methodological challenges surrounding the science of virtue. Their model, STRIVE-4 (Scalar Traits that are Role sensitive, include Situation × Trait Interactions, and are related to important Values that help to constitute Eudaimonia), depicts virtue as acquired traits dependent on one’s role and situation and related to values that partly constitute eudaimonia (human flourishing). The model also proposes that virtue traits include components of knowledge, behavior, emotion/motivation, and disposition. A Call for Greater Attention to Culture in the Study of Brain and DevelopmentYang Qu, Nathan A. Jorgensen, and Eva H. TelzerDevelopmental cultural neuroscience—a potential interdisciplinary approach combining developmental psychology, cultural psychology, and cognitive neuroscience—could compensate for the current dearth of studies considering cultural and ethnic variation in neural processing across the life span. Qu and colleagues analyzed 80 publications in developmental neuroscience, finding that 99% of them used samples from Western countries and only 22% provided a detailed description of the racial/ethnic makeup of their sample. These findings point to the importance of incorporating culture into the investigation of neurodevelopment. Self-Regulation Without Force: Can Awareness Leverage Reward to Drive Behavior Change?Vera U. Ludwig, Kirk Warren Brown, and Judson A. BrewerEffortful self-control is one way to regulate behavior to achieve goals (e.g., restraining oneself from eating cake to lose weight). However, another way to self-regulate behaviors relies on autonomous motivation (e.g., eating healthfully because doing so is intrinsically satisfying or aligned with one’s values). Ludwig and colleagues propose that bringing awareness to one’s subjective experience and behavior can change the value (or reward) one assigns to learned but unhealthy behaviors, leading to behavior changes. These changes would derive from reinforced learning, rather than being forced and dependent on self-control. Is the Political Slant of Psychology Research Related to Scientific Replicability?Diego A. Reinero, Julian A. Wills, William J. Brady, Peter Mende-Siedlecki, Jarret T. Crawford, and Jay J. Van BavelReinero and colleagues investigated the impact of political ideology on the quality of scientific articles, including their replicability. They asked psychology students and laypeople to classify the political slant (liberal vs. conservative) of the abstracts of 194 articles reporting studies that had been subjected to later replication attempts. The political slant of the articles was not associated with the success of later replications, subsequent citations, original effect size, or original sample size. However, research with a greater political slant—liberal or conservative—appeared to be less replicable.
LinkedIn Email Share Share on Facebook People who fear relationship conflicts are just as happy when they are single or in a relationship, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.“It’s a well-documented finding that single people tend to be less happy compared to those in a relationship, but that may not be true for everyone. Single people also can have satisfying lives,” said lead researcher Yuthika Girme, a psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.In a survey of more than 4,000 New Zealand residents, a nationally representative sample, people with high “avoidance social goals” – who try at all costs to avoid relationship disagreements and conflict – were just as happy being single as other people were in relationships. Being single may remove some of the anxiety triggered by relationship conflicts for those individuals, the study noted. Some previous research has shown that being single usually is associated with slightly lower life satisfaction and poorer physical and psychological health. Share on Twitter Pinterest Conversely, the study found that participants with low avoidance goals who aren’t concerned about the ups and downs of a relationship were less happy when they were single. The study participants ranged in age from 18 to 94 years old with long-term relationships lasting almost 22 years on average. One-fifth of the participants were single at the time of the study. The research was published online in Social Psychological and Personality Science.Trying too hard to avoid relationship conflicts actually may create more problems, Girme said. While high avoidance goals may help people be happier when they are single, it can have negative effects in a relationship, contributing to anxiety, loneliness, lower life satisfaction, and an unhealthy focus on negative memories, according to prior research.With a high divorce rate, solo parenting, and many people delaying marriage to pursue career goals, the number of single people is on the rise. Single people now outnumber married adults in the United States, with more than 128 million singles representing 51 percent of the adult population.The study also analyzed the effects of “approach social goals,” where people seek to maintain relationships by enhancing intimacy and fostering growth together as partners. Study participants with high approach goals were generally more satisfied with their lives – but also experienced the most happiness when they were in a relationship compared to those who were single. The researchers found similar results in a separate survey of 187 University of Auckland students.“Having greater approach goals tends to have the best outcomes for people when they are in a relationship, but they also experience the most hurt and pain when they are single,” Girme said.
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U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Nydia Velázquez have sounded the alarm and expressed serious concerns over the Trump administration’s proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by $2.6 billion, or 31 percent.As part of the EPA’s budget, the Administration has proposed cutting the Hazardous Substance Superfund Account by $330 million and cutting Superfund enforcement by $28.9 million.The lawmakers said that a portion of these federal funds aid in the cleanup efforts currently underway at Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, one of the most contaminated waterways in the country, and vowed to fight to protect funding for this crucial program.“Cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund budget could be detrimental to the cleanup efforts currently underway at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn,” said Senator Schumer. “President Trump’s proposal would take an axe to federal funds we need to keep our water clean to drink, our beaches safe to swim in and our air safe to breathe and that’s why I will do everything in my power to beat back this radical effort to slash the EPA’s budget.”Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez said, “Time and again, this Administration has shown a determination to put polluters ahead of the public health and the environment. This extends to the White House’s proposal to slash funding for EPA and its Superfund program, hobbling cleanup efforts at sites like the Gowanus Canal. We must stand united in opposing these ill-conceived cuts, which will damage our communities.”In the 1800s the Gowanus Canal was used as a major industrial transportation route and sat adjacent to manufacturing and chemical plants that discharged its waste into the waterway. Sanitary waste from sewer systems has also continued to flow into the Canal.As a result, according to the EPA, the Gowanus Canal has become one of the nation’s most seriously contaminated water bodies. In 2010, the EPA added the Gowanus Canal to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List. The cost of the cleanup plan is estimated to be $500 million.
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The Ernst Göhner Foundation, which holds approximately 46 percent of Panalpina’s total share capital, informed the board of directors that it does not support the current non-binding proposal from DSV.Panalpina’s largest shareholder added that it supports the board of directors in pursuing an independent growth strategy that includes mergers and acquisitions.A statement from Panalpina added: “According to its fiduciary duties the board of directors of Panalpina continues to carefully review the situation with its professional advisers. Further announcements will be made as appropriate.”www.ernst-goehner-stiftung.chwww.panalpina.comwww.dsv.com
BRAKE?maker Knorr-Bremse has reported an 4·1% increase in sales for 2007, up to €3·25bn from €3·12bn in 2006. Adjusting the figures for currency effects shows an operation growth of 6·6%.The European activities of the Rail Vehicle Systems division have recovered from stagnation in 2006, with growth of more than 11% assisted by the signing of long-term supply agreements. North American sales rose 1·5%, but the weak South American market saw a 10% drop on 2006 figures. Four joint ventures in China established in 1006 have now come on stream, and along with the opening of a Knorr-Bremse plant in Suzhou contributed to an 80% rise in sales in Asia and Australia.The company said its activities in 2008 will focus on developing new markets, including Russia.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInRobbery – SanquharPolice Scotland officers in Sanquhar are appealing for witnesses after an elderly couple were attacked and robbed in their home in Mennock, near Sanquhar, in the early hours of Tuesday 22 March 2016.Around 0200 hours, a 74 year old man and a 68 year old female were asleep within their home when three men broke into the house and held them against their will. The house was searched and property, including a quantity of jewellery and phones were taken. The three men left the house and it appears that they made off in a vehicle, which was heard driving off towards the A76 road which leads to Sanquhar. Neither of the victims was harmed in this attack. The 74 year old man was able to leave the house in order to alert police.There is no description at this stage of the three suspects, other than they were all male.Detective Inspector Dean Little said today:“This was a very alarming experience for this couple and although they were not physically injured they are very much distressed over what has happened and it is important that we catch those responsible.“This is a despicable crime, however is rare for our area, and I am appealing for anyone who may have any information, however small, which might help us catch those responsible to get in touch with us. We are conducting extensive enquiries in the Sanquhar area and door to door enquiries are underway. A large number of officers are currently working in the Sanquhar area on this enquiry and we want to reassure the community that we will remain in the area providing a visible presence at this time. Locals residents are encouraged to approach the officers if they have any information which they feel might be of assistance.“In particular I want to hear about any unusual or suspicious activity in or around the Mennock or Sanquhar area over Monday evening and into the early hours of Tuesday, and any sightings of vehicles moving about during this period, and in particular between 0200 hours to 0300 hours on the Tuesday morning would be helpful. We can be contacted at Sanquhar on the 101 number, or if the caller wants to remain anonymous then through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
On Monday, the City of Miami released their updated Strategic Plan 2015. The plan outlines the City’s priorities and goals for the next three years and sets six key priority areas: Public Safety, Clean and Beautiful Neighborhoods, Growth and Development, Education and Economic Access, Parks, Culture and Recreation, and Efficient and Effective Government.During the summer of 2015, the strategic plan was updated to include residents’ feedback on various issues. Stakeholders representing different community sectors also participated in the process along with more than 40 organizations including Miami-Dade County, the Miami Downtown Development Authority, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the United Way of Miami-Dade. Stakeholders were engaged in the strategic plan update through public meetings and discussions.In addition to hosting public meetings, the City conducted a comprehensive survey to measure residents’ quality of life in Miami and overall satisfaction with City services. Developed and administered by the National Research Center, Inc., Citizen Survey is a reputable tool used by hundreds of cities in the country.“We believe it is extremely important to update the plan every year to make sure we are reflecting the community’s changing priorities. As we move forward with new initiatives, we will continue engaging the community in the planning process,” stated City Manager Daniel J. Alfonso.Elected officials approved the strategic plan in the fall of 2015 as part of a broader initiative to improve transparency, communications and public engagement between City government and the communities served. The City of Miami Strategic Plan was launched as part of the Strategic Planning Initiative three years ago.
Kenya developing policy to minimize medicine costs Kenya President: SGR will help transform Kenya’s economy Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Friday launched Kenya Cancer Policy 2019-2030 to help address the growing burden of disease in the country.Rashid Aman, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health of Kenya, said that the cancer policy documents provide a framework on how to comprehensively manage the cancer burden.“Cancer has been slowly and quietly consuming our people. It is one of the most impacting diseases on our people and the health facilities in recent times,” Aman told journalists during the launch of the document in Nairobi.He said that the Kenya Cancer Policy 2019-2030 is expected to help reduce the number of deaths since every household in the country has in one way or another, been affected by the deadly disease.Aman said that people with underlying conditions such as cancer are at higher risk of contacting COVID-19.He said that out of the 154 patients that have succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic, six were nursing cancer at the time of their death.“Cancer care can now be accessed in county facilities. Every household has been affected by cancer. Recognizing the burden of cancer, Uhuru directed the ministry to develop cancer policy,” said Aman.The Ministry of Health estimates that 47,887 Kenyans are diagnosed with cancer every year and 32,987 patients die annually.Aman, who also launched the breast cancer screening pilot report dubbed “Breast Health Awareness Campaign”, said the document will guide the scaling up of breast cancer screening services in the country.He said that breast cancer is the leading type of cancer in Kenya with about 6,000 new cases every year.Related Kenya set to launch cervical cancer vaccine
Tanzania’s Banuelia Mrashani knocked almost five minutes off her personal best to edge Japan’s Rie Matsuoka for her first-ever victory in the Tokyo International Women’s Marathon on Sunday.Mrashani sprinted clear of Matsuoka just before entering Tokyo’s National Stadium and won in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 59 seconds. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Matsuoka finished three seconds back in second and last year’s runnerup Irina Timofeyeva of Russia was third in 2:26:45. The late withdrawal of Naoko Takahashi with a rib injury left the race wide open.
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Arakawa skipped the world championships held in Calgary, Canada, last month after winning the women’s gold at the Turin Olympics in February. She has yet to make up her mind on whether to turn professional or continue competitive skating.On Tuesday, Arakawa returned to Japan from her training base in the United States, where she fine-tuned her programs for ice shows and exhibitions. She said she will have a busy schedule with ice show skating until shortly before the new Grand Prix season starts this year. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Olympic champion figure skater Shizuka Arakawa indicated Tuesday she will sit out this year’s Grand Prix series while giving priority to appearances in ice shows.Arakawa said she will “probably not take part” in the Grand Prix series beginning in late October but did not make clear whether or not she will skate in the world championships in Tokyo next March.
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A woman was arrested for stealing mail out of residents mailboxes on Robinson Loop Road in Sterling, on May 15. Miller was arrested and transported to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility and remanded on the warrant and also charged with theft of the mail. The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a small grey vehicle on Robinson Loop Road that was pulling up to different mailboxes and the driver, Elizabeth Miller, 25, of Sterling, was going through the mailboxes. AST located the vehicle on the Sterling Highway and contacted Miller. According to the Troopers, Miller had an active warrant for her arrest and after a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, she was found to be in possession of the stolen mail.
LONDON (AP):Dominic Calvert-Lewin produced the goal and James Rodriguez provided the spark on his debut as Everton opened their English Premier League (EPL) season with a 1-0 win at Tottenham yesterday.Calvert-Lewin rose above defenders Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld to meet Lucas Digne’s free kick and power a header past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris 10 minutes into the second half.Everton had squandered a far easier chance to take the lead in the first half when Richarlison missed an open goal. The Brazilian sprinted on to Ben Davies’ misplaced backward pass and rounded Lloris, but scooped a shot over an unprotected net from a tight angle.At least Richarlison was getting close to scoring. Tottenham striker Harry Kane was ineffective in front of goal, with only two touches in the Everton penalty area.It was the first time Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho, who has previously managed Chelsea and Manchester United, has lost his opening match of an EPL, having been unable to sign a backup option to Kane.Everton’s biggest signing of the curtailed summer break was James from Real Madrid, where he fell out of favour. And the Colombian midfielder was sharp on his debut, in only his second match since February, at the heart of the attacking threat and pinging balls with precision.Another player who has been reunited with Carlo Ancelotti, Allan, who joined from Napoli, was also dominant in midfield against an ineffective Tottenham.It was the first time Everton have won away at one of the top-six sides since 2013.The victory was a sign of Everton’s potential to be able to break into the European places in Ancelotti’s first full season in charge of a team he dragged away from relegation danger into a 12th-place finish in July.Mourinho also took charge during the first half of last season as Tottenham finished sixth.Yesterday’s EPL results:West Brom 0-3 LeicesterTottenham 0-1 Everton
The Derby Telegraph has reported that 18-year-old right back Opi Edwards has joined local outfit Bath City in the National League South.RTE News reports on a chuffed Callum O’dowda after his volley helped City secure their impressive 4-1 victory against Crystal Palace on TuesdayA frustrated Crystal Palace fan has aired his views in a column for Yahoo Sport after the Eagles’ Carabao Cup defeat.And a group of City fans have backed the Bradley Lowery Foundation by cycling from Ashton Gate to the Stadium of Light ahead of the weekend’s Championship clash, writes the official Sunderland FC website.
The hospitality treatment at Ashton Gate treats you and your guests to a meal as well as your own private seating and lounge bar area.Lee Johnson’s side are unbeaten in their last eight matches, heading into the fixture against the Premier League’s Huddersfield Town.And they boast a good home record against David Wagner’s side in recent years, having won 4-0 in their last two clashes in BS3.This Saturday’s FA Cup encounter kicks-off at 5.30pm.Your box at Ashton Gate – What’s included:Private executive box for 12 peopleOne-course plated mealHalf-time refreshmentsPrivate balcony seating to enjoy the match outside your boxAccess to the Executive Lounge barCost £1,600+VATThe deadline to secure your box is 5pm on Thursday (January 3rd).Email [email protected] or call 0117 963 0630.Match sponsor: DentonsSleeve sponsor: Ola CabsCup partner: Free Super Tips
Bristol Sport Account:In order to purchase your season card online, you will need to ensure you have set up your Bristol Sport Club Account. To do this, please visit login.bristol-sport.co.uk where you can also find an updated step-by-step user guide to help you through setting up your account.Designed to make life easier for you, the Bristol Sport Club Account allows you to use just one single login to purchase tickets (including your 2019/20 season card), merchandise, watch BCTV, access the Bristol City App and keep an eye on your City Rewards loyalty balance. City Women 2019/20 Season Cards will include all eleven home league games and all home FA Continental Cup group games.Barclays FA Women’s Super League action will return in style at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday, September 7th when Tanya Oxtoby’s side face Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening weekend, supporters can purchase their tickets here.Throughout the 2019/20 campaign Bristol City Women will welcome; Arsenal, Birmingham City, Brighton and Hove Albion, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Reading, West Ham United, as well as newly promoted Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to the South West. Supporters can secure their season cards here. SECURE YOUR SEASON CARD Pricing: Adult season cards prices have seen a slight increase and can be purchased for just £50, which equates to season card holders paying less than £4 per game to watch top flight women’s football.Under-12s are able to bag their 18/19 season cards from just £10 for the entire season.Under-19 (aged 12-18) prices sit at £20 for the 2019/20 season.Under-22 (aged 19-21) and over-65 season cards are priced at just £35.Season card prices are exclusive to booking fees. Benefits: 11 Home League games in the Barclays FA Women’s Super LeagueGroup stage games for the FA Women’s Continental League CupNo supporter pays more than £4 per game£5 Rewards cash start-up balanceMember prices for Bristol City, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers
We’re one day away from the start of the 2018 Cougar Football season. The Campbell County Cougars take on Cherokee on the Chiefs’ home turf on Friday night.CCHS Head Football Coach Justin Price tells WLAF, “Our guys had a good day (at Wednesday’s practice), and they are eager to play on Friday.” Offensive management was the focal point at yesterday’s session. Price says, “We want to make sure we don’t have any concerns before Friday.”In 2017, Campbell finished with a 7 & 4 mark including a 48-20 home win over Cherokee. The Chiefs ended up at 5 & 5.Coverage of Cougar Football begins Friday at 7 pm on the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network. Hear the game over WLAF-FM 100.9 and WLAF-AM 1450. Watch the game on WLAF-TV 12 and 1450wlaf.com. The Cougars on WLAF are brought to you by these outstanding corporate partners: Terry’s Pharmacy, United Cumberland Bank, PCUD, Tracy Lobertini and Alco Builders and Realty, Community Trust Bank, B & M Tires, State Farm Agent Tabatha Smith, First National Bank, Cumberland Gap Medical, Rice Oil-Marathon, TCAT, Fazoli’s, Norris Lake Insurance, Riggs Drug Jacksboro, LUB, Valley Roofing, Gray Insurance Agency and Peoples Bank of the South.CLICK HERE to see the full 2018 CCHS schedule. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/16/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
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See also:Hazard seals Chelsea win over nine-man ArsenalCosta ‘can do what he wants’ – WengerCosta defended after Chelsea’s derby triumphBoss Mourinho savours Chelsea improvementTerry to return for Chelsea against WalsallChelsea’s Costa banned for three matches Chelsea’s Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following Saturday’s controversial derby against Arsenal.Costa puts his hands in the face of Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny before rowing with Gabriel.The Blues striker and Gabriel were booked by referee Mike Dean and the Gunners defender was dismissed for a second yellow card when he then kicked out at Costa.AdChoices广告Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho defended Costa after his side’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge, but an FA-appointed panel felt there was a case for retrospective action.The FA has also charged Gabriel with improper conduct and both clubs with failing to control their players.All parties have until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charges.Meanwhile, Kurt Zouma has expressed his regret for saying that his Chelsea team-mate Costa “likes to cheat a lot”.“Sorry for any confusion. English is not my first language and I did not mean to accuse anyone of cheating,” the French defender wrote on Twitter. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
BATON ROUGE – Terrence Magee amassed 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre’Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night.Travin Dural caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings and Leonard Fournette added a short scoring run for the Tigers (6-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), who raced to a 27-3 halftime lead en route to becoming bowl eligible for a school-record 15th straight year.The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2) came to LSU in the thick of the SEC East race, only to be handed their fourth lopsided loss in as many trips to Death Valley since 2000.Kentucky also saw freshman running back Stanley “Boom” Williams, their all-purpose yards leader, knocked from the game on a helmet-to-helmet hit during a kickoff return.Patrick Towles completed 19 of 36 passes for 146 yards and Austin MacGinnis kicked a 33-yard field goal for Kentucky.
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Photo/Leo Valdez“We just needed to play smart ball,” said Montague coach Shawn Bectel, whose team is now 39-14-3 on the season. “We needed to read what they were doing and take care of business, which we did.”Bectel isn’t afraid to have big goals for his team.Last season Montague advanced to the Class B regional finals before bowing out to NorthPointe Christian, and the Wildcats would like to go farther this fall.“I think we are ready mentally (to make a deep run in the tournament),” Bectel said. “We’ve been working hard and we know what it takes to get there.”The Wildcats will face another West Michigan Conference opponent, the Whitehall Vikings, on Thursday night in a Class B district semifinal match at Orchard View at 5:30 p.m.Miss Volleyball candidate Emma Flagstead, who missed 12 games due to injuries earlier this year, had another strong performance, leading Montague with 15 kills, five blocks and six digs.“She is still probably leading the state in kills despite missing 12 games,” Bectel said about Flagstead. “She and the rest of the team is healthy and ready to go.”Morgan Roesler led the Wildcats defensively with 12 digs, Summer Garwood chipped in with 31 assists and Allyssa Bobian had 11 digs and nine kills.Montague never trailed during the first set, and started to take control with a 7-1 early run that resulted in a 14-7 lead.Gracie Reinhold gets ready for the Oakridge return. 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Reigning Guyana Open champion Avinash Persaud added the Lusignan Golf Open on Sunday to his long list of titles as he continues to sit at the pinnacle of the sport locally. Persaud’s first day had already pinned him in the lead but as the dust settled in the A flight (0-9 handicap), he easily walked off with the Best Gross and Best Net scoresThe top seed grossed 72 on day two while Chandra Lakeraj trailed with 76 and Mike Mangal, 79. Patrick Prashad and Kassim Khan tied with a gross score of 80.Persaud’s gross of 144 and a two handicap, gave him a net score of 140. Lakeraj and Khan both tied on 145 but with Lakeraj was better on the back nine forcing Khan to settle for third. Meanwhile in the B Flight, Dr. Joaan Deo emerged the top golfer in the 10-18 handicap division.Deo had a remarkable day, bettering her first day’s play by shaving 10 strokes off y to close day two with 80, disrupting the order of the group and breaking away from a three-man tie for the top spot at the end of day one. Lekhnarine Shivraj, Satrohan Tiwari and Aasrodeen Shaw were the front runners of the group on day two with scores of 84, 86 and 87 respectively while Aleem Hussain and Kalyan Tiwari tied on 89 and Max Persaud, Ian Gouveia, Ravi Persaud and Lakeram Ramsundar tied on 90.Deo’s combined net score of 138 made her the clear winner with Shivraj ending as the runner up with 145 and Patanjalee “Pur” Persaud finishing third with 149. The young dentist said it was a rough first day having struggled with her putts, however, according to her “I just went out there and war to play my best golf…Honestly I was just happy to put up a good score.”Deo said that the competition in the B flight was always keen since the majority of the players fall in this division but that she was glad to come out on top.In the C flight (19-28 handicap), Maurice Solomon grossed 90, nine less than his first day to come out on top with Imtiaz Subhan grossing 96 and Philbert London reaching 110. Solomon’s combined net score of 145 saw him five points ahead of second placed Subhan while third place was won by London with a net of 167.Mohanlall Dinanauth won the longest drive with 325 yards while Paton George won the nearest to the pin with one meter.
Gbenga Ogunbote, gaffer of 2018 Aiteo Cup Champions, Enugu Rangers, has blamed the recent run of poor results in recent league games to fatigue, temporary drop in form and injuries to key players.Ogunbote stated this while interacting with the media ahead of his team’s final group game against Wikki Tourist.He said, “it is unfortunate that we suffered a run of poor results after going unbeaten for close to 13 matches. We suffered injuries to several players like Bobby Clement, Uche Nwafor, Seka Pascal and others.”The former Enyimba Manager, however, re-emphasized the determination of his team to finish the current NPFL season on a high note.“Now, we are back and sure to grab the ultimate prize after finishing the first phase of the league successfully,” he added.The Flying Antelopes are currently on top of the Group A log of the abridged League with 40 points from 21 games and will seek to improve their point tally on Sunday in Bauchi when they tackle 8th placed Wikki Tourist in the last game of the group.The top three teams in Group A and B of this season’s abridged League will battle it out in a Super Six tournament for the title.Related
Sumner Newscow report â€” E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Collecting unwanted, working and non-working electronic devices. For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.Â For questions concerning specific items to be collected or data destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).NO CRT monitors, NO old tube-type TVâ€™s.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Shelby Johnsonby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Shelby Johnson, 26, of Oxford, charged with alternative counts of first degree murder, is scheduled for Sumner County District Court on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.Jesslinn Hulett.Johnson is accused of murdering her 7-month-old daughter Jesslinn Hulett on Sunday, April 1 in Wellington.She is scheduled to make her first court appearance before a Sumner County judge. Johnson is currently in Sumner County jail being held on $250,000 bond.Johnson is charged with murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, child abuse and aggravated endangering of a child – all felonies.She is being accused of cruelly beating and shaking Jesslinn, causing great bodily harm with injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. Johnson allegedly caused injuries including scalp contusions, internal bleeding, three bone fractures to her skull, swelling of her brain, bilateral retinal hemorrhages, and related head injuries consistent with blunt force trauma.Johnson is also accused of not seeking immediate medial treatment when these injuries occurred, but instead going back to bed for about an hour until the baby was found not breathing by the child’s father Schuyler Hulett.Jesslinn’s death was ruled a homicide in May.Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said that not much will happen Thursday except the judge will consult with Johnson over whether or not she needs a court-appointed attorney and her current status with the bond set against her.For the full story of the case click here.
This 2014 photo provided by Aimee Beltran shows her Chihuahua Chuy decked out in an ugly Christmas sweater at her home in Virginia Beach, Va. Ugly sweaters arent just a Christmas tradition for people. Cats, dogs and even guinea pigs are joining the party. (Aimee Beltran via AP) This Dec. 5, 2015 photo shows an 8-year old Chihuahua named Coco out in the winter cold in his new Christmas sweater in Los Angeles. Ugly sweaters arent just a Christmas tradition for people. Cats, dogs and even guinea pigs are joining the party. Television ushered the ugly sweater in and out in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) This 2014 photo provided by Aimee Beltran shows her Chihuahua Chuy decked out in an ugly Christmas sweater at her home in Virginia Beach, Va. Ugly sweaters arent just a Christmas tradition for people. Cats, dogs and even guinea pigs are joining the party. (Aimee Beltran via AP) In this Dec. 9, 2015 photo, Catie Savage holds her cat Lambchop while Ziggy looks on, both dressed in their finest ugly Christmas sweaters, in her apartment in New York. Ugly sweaters arent just a Christmas tradition for people. Cats, dogs and even guinea pigs are joining the party. (Rowelle Coxen via AP) “My non-cat lady friends definitely think I am crazy,” said Savage, who handles her cats’ Instagram site (@life_of_ziggy), with 43,000 followers. She says she enjoys the sweaters more than the cats do, “which makes it even funnier to me.”“PetSmart’s ugly sweaters for dogs and cats are among our top five best-selling holiday apparel items so far this season,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer for the pet store. “We even have ugly sweaters for guinea pigs.”Television ushered the ugly sweater in and out in the 1980s. Around the turn of the century it enjoyed a revival, starting with adults, who had parties just to celebrate the ugliness. Kids got in on the act and now pets have nosed their way in, giving owners laughs and plenty to photograph.Ugly sweater dog events across the country this month included an ugly sweater contest for dogs at a park in Anaheim, California; a dog-friendly ugly sweater 5K run and walk in National Harbor, Maryland; and separate ugly sweater parties for big and little dogs hosted by Chicago Party Animals, one of the nation’s largest canine clubs with 2,000 members.You can find ready-made ugly sweaters everywhere from 99 cent stores to high-end stores, but they’re an especially hot item at thrift stores — though presumably most shoppers are buying them for people, not pets.“Our stores collect holiday sweaters year-round,” said Marla Eby, marketing and community relations director for Goodwill Southern California. “Then we decorate them, adding ribbons, bows, and embellishments until they are at their gaudy best.”“Customers snap up the sweaters as soon as we bring them out on the floor,” said vice president of Retail Operations Craig Stone. “They are so popular we can’t keep them in stock.”Aimee Beltran of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has turned her blog (https://irresistiblepets.net) into an ugly sweater classroom twice, using her 6-year-old Chihuahua Chuy as a model for the finished product.Her advice to anyone making a pet sweater: “Have fun with it. Don’t take it too seriously. Make it your own and your style. There is no right or wrong way to do it.”An ugly sweater has to celebrate Christmas. The bolder the colors, the brighter and the more stuff on it, the better — bring on the bows, snowmen, Santas, trees, buttons, stars, sequins, rickrack, felt, glitter and cotton. Sleeves can be mismatched, misshapen or missing.But most pets — including Savage’s cats — would probably like to ditch the sweaters.“Dog vision is different than human vision and because patterns are not particularly useful to their vision, dogs probably could care less what their sweater looks like,” said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, executive director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a professor at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.Most dogs and cats don’t like wearing sweaters unless they got used to being dressed young. “Sometimes the putting on or taking off can cause static electricity, which would make the dog even more anxious the next time,” Beaver said.If a dog has grown up wearing clothes or if a dog is small and short-haired and it is cold, a sweater will be OK, but wearing one for a contest “is of no consequence to the dog, which will be focused on the scents around it and not on the real appearance of other dogs,” Beaver said.Owners love to have fun with their pets, but “most of this is a people thing,” Beaver said. LOS ANGELES | Ugly sweaters aren’t just a Christmas tradition for people. Cats, dogs and even guinea pigs are joining the party.Zigzilla “Ziggy” and Chopper “Lambchop” got sweaters from PetSmart this year so they’ll be ready when they get an invite to their first ugly sweater party, said the cats’ owner Catie Savage of New York City.
Roger Daltrey, “As Long As I Have You” (Republic Records)It may seem paradoxical to begin a review of a Roger Daltrey album by mentioning Pete Townshend, but The Who vocalist himself credits his bandmate for encouragement in getting “As Long As I Have You” finished.“I’d lost confidence in it, due to a long break recovering from meningitis,” Daltrey says in a touching liner note on his first solo record since 1992.This cover image released by Republic Records shows “As Long As I Have You,” by Roger Daltrey. (Republic Records via AP)Daltrey has embodied many characters on record, stage and screen — pinball wizard Tommy and real-life reformed criminal John McVicar among them — but he’s not the kind of singer whose personality gets lost in the song. Instead, his credibility and authenticity as a vocalist make the tunes his own no matter who wrote them.Townshend’s also plays acoustic guitar and a few electrifying solos on seven of the 11 songs on the album, an exquisitely chosen selection of tunes by Stephen Stills, Parliament, Stevie Wonder, Nick Cave, K.T. Oslin by way of Dusty Springfield and Boz Scaggs, among others.Daltrey tips his cap to his band and youth by covering a pair of tracks The Who played when they were starting out — the dynamic title song and a Joe Tex ballad, “The Love You Save.”Both Stills’ “How Far” (from the first Manassas album) and Parliament’s “Get On Out of the Rain” (aka “Come In Out of the Rain”) could be The Who circa 1972, Daltrey singing with gusto and Townshend’s guitar lines providing real lift. Oslin’s soulful “Where Is a Man to Go” and Cave’s “Into My Arms” are also great.The end of the album brings a rarity: Daltrey originals. The tender “Certified Rose,” with Stax-like horns, is dedicated to his daughter, while thoughtful closer “Always Heading Home” attains added poignancy in light of his brush with mortality.Daltrey says he’s ready for another Who album and this record and his 2014 collaboration with Wilko Johnson show he’s still in great form. It would be an amazing journey, Pete.
By Nicole WilliamsJUSTIN Burrage has had his eye on a Holden Sandman since he was a young kid, when his…[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.
Dear Editor,It breaks my heart to know that paedophilia, trafficking and other child sex offences have become a scourge and industry in Guyana and around the world. In Guyana, we have seen many instances where mothers are prostituting their own underage children, where fathers are sexually molesting their own daughters, and in some cases, even their own sons. I recall a case, in the Vreed-en-Hoop area, where a Corporal from the Guyana Defence Force, molested his two-year-old stepson. Some stepfathers are also known to take advantage of their stepchildren. Girls are being threatened that if they “tell anyone, they will be killed along with their mother”. There are even many uncles who are involved in paedophile activities with their nieces and nephews. Children are being sold every day on the dark web around the world to some of the most prominent people in society.Victims of this kind of abuse usually undergo a series of psychological damage and destruction as they age. Poor self-esteem, eating disorders, intense fear, horror, helplessness and depression are just some of the many issues our youths are bombarded with. Higher incidences of suicidal attempts, dysfunctional relationships, violence and self-destructive behaviours are becoming even more apparent in these victims.It is evident that we are in a drastic situation when it comes to paedophilia and child sex abuse, and, therefore, we need drastic action. I am, therefore, supporting chemical castration for good – that is not reversible. If we don’t have the facilities for chemical castration, then we do surgical castration, where there will be no pain or chopping of the organ.Chemical castration is a method used to suppress sexual urges. It is already available to some sex offenders, both in prisons and communities worldwide, except Guyana as far as I know. Countries such as Poland, Australia, India, Indonesia and a host of other countries have already implemented this system. A May 2016 issue of The New York Times, reported that a number of US States already use chemical castration, as part of a range of measures to reduce reoffending. In June 2019, Will Stewart of The Mirror reported that officials in Ukraine approved the law for the use of chemical castration on convicted paedophiles and rapists.Unlike Indonesia, where chemical castration is a non-optional punishment, Guyana should impose it as an alternative to life imprisonment or the death penalty. The opportunity of going through counselling and guidance may be given to paedophiles and rapists, with the understanding that they will be castrated.It has been found by many countries that have already implemented this system that imprisonment and behavioural therapy are not particularly effective, as offenders usually repeat their crimes when released into society. Chemical castration is championed as an effective tool for achieving this. Therefore, I plead with our Government to implement this system so that we can save our youths. Help us save our children.Sincerely,Roshan Khan
The body of a Corentyne man was on Thursday afternoon found in a trench at Topu, a village in close proximity to Albion.The dead man has been identified as Mohan Ball, 49, of Lot 74 Hampshire South, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne). This publication understands that several villagers witnessed the alleged murder.The dead man’s sister, Raywattie Fraser, explained that a little boy claimed to have seen what happened: “The lil bai come and say a ‘Rocky’ and ‘Andy’ kill Uncle Ball and throw him in the trench.” She further explained that she rushed to the scene with her husband after receiving the information.“When we go the street was full with people, me husband go across at the trench and check he, and say he dead and come back”.The body bore several marks of violence on it. Fraser described the marks as being large ‘black and blue’ spots, and there were also spots of what appeared to be blood. The sister claimed he could not swim. A piece of wood was also seen a short distance from the body.Villagers say the man was seen earlier in the day drinking with two villagers and that the three were later seen fighting.One of the two suspects was allegedly seen in wet clothes in the vicinity of where the body was found. The suspect was riding a bicycle at the time.Some villagers referred to the deceased as a ’junkie’. His sister did not have a photograph of him and could not locate one.“All he get is he clothes, he never deh to take pictures. He lives here and there, he does stay with people in the village, who he a work with,” his sister said.He was considered a funny person. “He always like make joke, he na like fight and suh, he never deh in problem,” the grieving sister said.Police are investigating and up to press time, no arrest had been made. (Andrew Carmichael)
0Shares0000The US confirms the first eight members of the Ryder Cup team to play Europe in September but four places are still up for grabs and Tiger Woods could still be selectedPARAMUS, United States, Aug 21 – Tiger Woods is aiming to cement his claim to a place in the USA’s Ryder Cup team as he prepares for this week’s Northern Trust Open in New Jersey.The former world number one said Tuesday securing a place in Jim Furyk’s Ryder Cup squad had been one of his goals at the start of his comeback season after nearly two years out with injury. Woods heads into this week’s opening leg of the lucrative FedEx Cup Play-Off Series after a thrilling diplay at the PGA Championship, where he came up just short to finish second.Woods is ranked 11th on the USA Ryder Cup points table but must wait until September 5 to learn whether he has earned one of captain Furyk’s wildcard selections.Either way, Woods is assured to travel to France as one of Furyk’s vice-captains.The 14-time major winner however is determined to travel as a player.“I want to be picked and I want to be part of the team,” said Woods on Tuesday.“The interesting role here is that I’m a vice captain, so we’re talking about myself in the third person a lot. So, that’s one of the more interesting conversations we were having.“We were having a lot of fun with it but yeah I’m one of the guys on the short list and sometimes I’ve got to pull myself out of there and talk about myself in the third person, which is a little odd.”Asked by an AFP reporter if he dreamed of playing on the USA team he replied: “Yes, I do.”“I started at the very beginning of the year, I told Jim I wanted to be a part of the team, not just as a vice captain but as a player. I’m very close to making that happen.– ‘A long year’ –Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion, has not won a major since the 2008 US Open and hasn’t won any event since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational“It’s been a long year and one that was one of my goals was to make that team, because to be part of that team, you’ve got to be one of the 12 best players and I’m kind of trending towards that.”Though foremost on Woods’ mind is committing himself to all four ‘Play-Off’ events including being among the leading 30 and thus qualify for the FedEx Cup deciding Tour Championship that commences on September 20th in Atlanta.“I’m playing the first three right now and that should get me into Atlanta and on the back side is obviously The Ryder Cup,” said Woods who is currently ranked 20th on the FedEx Cup standings.“That is a lot of golf and as I was explaining to you guys back in Akron, it’s about pacing myself and making sure I don’t practice too much, don’t overdo it, and make sure my training schedule goes well.“That’s one of the hard things this year is trying to find the right balance, and as the summer has gone on, I’ve gotten better and felt better, and this is a pretty important stretch.”Woods meanwhile reflected on his failure to make more birdies in his PGA Championship performance.“It was exciting to make a run but I lost by two at the end,” Woods said. “I did make a push on Sunday which was nice.“I shot a low round but it just wasn’t enough, on a golf course that soft, we needed to make a few more birdies.”Woods will contest the opening two rounds of this week’s tournament in the company of Australia’s Marc Leishman and current European No.1 Tommy Fleetwood.Strangely, the trio were grouped together earlier this year for the first two days of the Masters but with Woods struggling with scores of 73 and 75.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth McAuley is shown the red card by referee Neil Swarbrick 1 Neil Swarbrick has become the latest Premier League referee to send off the wrong player.Swarbrick dismissed Gareth McAuley just two minutes into West Brom’s clash with Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime for a challenge on Wilfried Bony which was actually made by his defensive partner Craig Dawson.It is the third case of mistaken identity in two seasons and will further heap pressure on referees’ chief Mike Riley, who has faced growing criticism over the standard of top-flight officials.Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs was wrongly shown a red card last season at Chelsea by Andre Marriner despite team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handling an Eden Hazard shot on the line, while Wes Brown was sent off by Roger East during Sunderland’s defeat at Manchester United three weeks ago for a foul made by John O’Shea.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe man did not immediately comply and told the robbers he did not want to wake up his 90-year-old father, who was sleeping in one of the rooms, Walters said. The man with the handgun then hit the victim on the head with the weapon, causing a small laceration to his scalp, Walters said. When the robbers realized someone else was actually home, they panicked and fled, taking nothing with them, he said. “One of the women actually dropped the Taser at the scene and we’re hoping to pick up fingerprints off it,” Walters said. He said investigators learned that the victim met the two women at a bar about a month ago. They offered to take the victim home that day because he was intoxicated, and while at his home, they saw him opening the safe, Walters said. The three assailants were described as adults wearing dark clothing. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A man was pistol-whipped and suffered a scalp injury today during an abortive home invasion robbery in Westchester, authorities said. The three intruders, including two women the victim met at a bar a month ago, were at large this morning, police said. The break-in at 5413 W. 77th Street, near Benjamin Avenue, was reported at 1:05 a.m., said Sgt. Tim Walters of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Station. A man armed with a blue steel semi-automatic handgun and two women, one of whom was holding a Taser, broke into the home and demanded that the victim open a safe, Walters said.
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Israel unleashed a furious military campaign on Lebanon’s main airport, highways, military bases and other targets Thursday, retaliating for scores of Hezbollah guerrilla rockets that rained down on Israel and reached as far as Haifa, its third-largest city, for the first time. The death toll in two days of fighting rose to 57 people with the sudden burst of violence sending shock waves through a region already traumatized by Iraq and the ongoing battles in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas. It shattered the relative calm in Lebanon that followed Israel’s pullout from its occupied zone in south Lebanon in 2000 and the withdrawal of Syrian forces last year. Israel’s target was Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant Shiite faction, which has a free hand in southern Lebanon and also holds seats in parliament. Hezbollah sparked the current conflict Wednesday with a cross-border raid that captured two of Israel’s soldiers. Israel said it was determined to beat Hezbollah back and deny the militant fighters positions they have held along the border since 2000. Israeli analysts warned that Syria, which supports Hezbollah and plays host to Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal, could be Israel’s next target. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said any Israeli attack against Syria would be an aggression on the whole Islamic world and warned of a harsh reaction, the official Iranian news agency reported today. The agency said Ahmadinejad made the comments in a telephone call to Syrian President Bashar Assad. At the United Nations, the United States blocked an Arab-backed resolution that would have demanded that Israel halt its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, its first U.N. Security Council veto in nearly two years. Israel’s offensive was among its heaviest in Lebanon since it invaded the neighboring country and occupied its capital 24 years ago. Two days of Israeli bombings killed 45 Lebanese and two Kuwaitis and wounded 103. Two Israeli civilians and eight Israeli soldiers have also been killed, the military’s highest death toll in four years. With Beirut’s international airport closed after Israeli bombs ripped apart its runway, many tourists were trapped while others drove over the mountains to Syria – though Israeli warplanes struck the highway linking Beirut to the Syrian capital of Damascus early today, closing the country’s main artery and further isolating Lebanon from the outside world. Beirut residents stayed indoors, leaving the streets of the capital largely empty. Others packed supermarkets to stock up on goods. Long lines formed at gas stations, with many quickly running out of gas. Israel said its attacks were to prevent the movement of the captured soldiers and hamper Hezbollah’s military capacity. It said it had information Hezbollah was trying to take the two soldiers to its ally, Iran – an allegation denied by the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Israel launched an offensive in Gaza against Hamas, whose fighters are holding another Israeli soldier captured two weeks ago. Early today, Israeli aircraft struck targets in several parts of Gaza and a Palestinian was killed when an Israeli tank shell struck his truck, officials said. There were no reports of injury in the air raids, which damaged a main road and offices and training camps of militants. The shock waves from the fighting on two fronts began to be felt as oil prices surged Thursday to a record above $78 a barrel in world markets, also agitated by the threat of supply disruptions in the Middle East and beyond. President George W. Bush, speaking of the Lebanon offensive, backed Israel’s right to defend itself and denounced Hezbollah as “a group of terrorists who want to stop the advance of peace.” But he also expressed worries the Israeli assault could cause the fall of Lebanon’s anti-Syrian government. “We’re concerned about the fragile democracy in Lebanon,” Bush said in Germany. The European Union took a harsher tone, criticizing Israel for using what it called “disproportionate” force. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said he was planning a peace mission. The Arab League called an emergency meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo for Saturday, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned that Israel’s Lebanon offensive “is raising our fears of a new regional war.” Egypt launched a diplomatic bid to resolve the crisis, amid apparent frustration among moderate Arab nations that Hezbollah – and by implication its top ally Syria – had started the fight with Israel. Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s political heavyweight and economic powerhouse, accused Hezbollah guerrillas – without naming them – of “uncalculated adventures” that precipitated the latest Middle East crisis. “The kingdom sees that it is time for those elements to alone shoulder the full responsibility for this irresponsible behavior and that the burden of ending the crisis falls on them alone,” according to a Saudi official quoted by the Saudi Press Agency. Hezbollah’s rocket attack on the port city of Haifa was its deepest such strike into northern Israel yet. No injuries were reported in Haifa, home to 270,000 residents and a major oil refinery 30 miles south of the border. Still, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ayalon, called the attack “a major, major escalation.” “Those who fire into such a densely populated area will pay a heavy price,” said David Baker, an official in the Israeli prime minister’s office. Hezbollah’s deputy leader denied its fighters fired on Haifa, but Israel blamed the group, which had warned earlier in the day that it would strike the city if Beirut were targeted. Israeli officials said it was a Katyusha rocket launched from southern Lebanon. Witnesses also confirmed that a rocket hit the city. The militants also fired rockets at four other northern Israeli towns, killing a 40-year-old woman on her balcony in Nahariya and a man in Safad. Soon after the Haifa attack, Israeli helicopter gunships raked fuel depots at Beirut’s seaside airport with machine guns and missiles. The tanks exploded, sending gigantic flames into the night sky just outside Beirut. Earlier in the day, warplanes shut down the airport with strikes that pounded craters into all three of its runways, and Israeli warships sealed Lebanon’s ports. Among the Lebanese dead were a family of 10 and another family of seven, killed when strikes hit their homes in the southern village of Dweir. “It’s a massacre,” said Abu Talal, a 48-year-old resident who joined scores of Hezbollah supporters and townspeople at the funeral of Shiite cleric Sheik Adel Akkash, who was killed along with his wife and eight children, ages 3 months to 15 years. “This is the (Israeli) arrogance. The raids aim to terrorize us, but morale is high.” The last time Israeli strikes targeted Beirut was in 2000, when warplanes hit a power station in the hills above the city after a Hezbollah attack killed Israeli soldiers. Israel has not hit Beirut’s airport since its 1982 invasion of Lebanon and occupation of the capital. Israel says it holds Lebanon responsible for Hezbollah’s snatching of the two soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser, 31, and Eldad Regev, 26. The Lebanese government insisted it had no prior knowledge of the move and did not condone it – and even withdrew its ambassador to the U.S. after he made comments seemingly in support of the guerrillas. Hezbollah fighters operate with almost total autonomy in southern Lebanon, and the government has no control over their actions. But the government has long resisted international pressure to disarm the group. Any attempt to disarm Hezbollah by force could lead to sectarian conflict.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Lebanese government, caught in the middle, pleaded for a cease-fire. “If the government of Lebanon fails to deploy its forces, as is expected of a sovereign government, we shall not allow Hezbollah forces to remain any further on the borders of the state of Israel,” Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said. Israeli warplanes stepped up the pressure early today, striking targets in the southern suburbs of Beirut where Hezbollah has its political headquarters, security officials said. The impact of at least four missiles were heard, but there was no immediate word on casualties. The raid came just a few hours after Israeli planes dropped leaflets in south Beirut warning residents to avoid areas where Hezbollah operates. Fears mounted among Arab and European governments that violence in Lebanon could spiral out of control.
SATURDAY Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club hosts dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Tokyo Steak, 1024 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 by Friday for reservations. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 317-7021. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymouswill meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail [email protected] The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12-Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a cards, Pokeno and other games snack night, 7 in Lancaster. Bring food to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 723-3237. Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief, weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798.
1 REPLY This is a first touchline ban of Lee Bowyer’s managerial career BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has been slapped with a three-game touchline ban by the FA after verbally abusing a referee.The 42-year-old was shown two quickfire yellow cards by referee Chris Kavanagh during the Addicks’ 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon last weekend. huge blow The FA charged the former Leeds midfielder with verbally abusing a match official on Monday.Now, Bowyer’s three-game touchline ban will see him watch crucial games against Doncaster, Portsmouth and Burton from the stands. ADVICE An FA statement said: “Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer will serve a three-match touchline ban after using abusive and/or insulting language towards the match referee in both the 46th minute and following his dismissal during the EFL fixture against AFC Wimbledon on 23 February. He has also been fined £1,750.”The Addicks are fifth in League One and travel to promotion rivals Doncaster on Saturday. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining
Shocked staff at the historic Lifford Courthouse arrived for work to find the building had been attacked by vandals.The vandals threw bricks through the windows of the building and also damaged expensive original wooden window frames.Damage done to Lifford Old CourthouseDamage done to Lifford Old CourthouseA Garda investigation has been launched into the incident which took place on Sunday night into Monday morning. A spokesperson for Lifford Courthouse posted their annoyance on the company’s website.They said “We arrived in this morning to find this waiting for us.“Yet more windows damaged, without a question deliberately due to the amount of them that were smashed.“A lot of damage was also done to the original wooden frames which have been around for longer than anybody reading this. Needless to say, they are a lot more expensive to replace than most windows.” Lifford Old CourthouseAnybody with any information is asked to contact Lifford Courthouse on 074 9141733 or Lifford Garda Station on 074 9141000.Local county councillor Gary Doherty has slammed the vandalism.Investigation launched after vandals attack historic Lifford Courthouse was last modified: October 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:lifford old courthousevandalism
17 April 2012South Africa and Germany have launched a research co-operation initiative that aims to foster local skills development and innovation, while providing a platform for further joint ventures in science between the two countries.Speaking at the launch of the German-South African Year of Science in Cape Town on Monday, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said that while South Africa had made a significant contribution to technological innovation worldwide, the country remained heavily dependent on imported technology.For this reason, South Africa had been building science and engineering partnerships with a number of countries. In the case of Germany, this dated back to 1996, when the signing of a cooperation agreement led to the establishment of a joint research fund to support development projects in several sectors.Pandor said the German-South African Year of Science, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research, would help both countries to attract more young people to the field.More than 200 applications were handed in by the science community of both countries during a recent call for proposals under the German-South African programme.41 initiatives to receive fundingOf these, 41 initiatives had been jointly agreed on and would receive funding.These include a collaboration between Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar and North West University on sustainable resource-based sanitation, and a project between the University of Pretoria and the Fachhochschule Kiel to finance a woman’s science conference.The Year would focus on several strategic areas, including climate change, human capital development, the bio-economy, megacities, astronomy, and health innovation.“Social innovation or innovation for development is a key component of our collaboration,” Pandor said. “Projects such as the Communal Water House of the Ikwezi local community in the Eastern Cape, intended to support management of water resources, is one such example.”Southern African centre for climate changePandor also thanked her Germany’s minister of education and research, Annette Schavan, for helping to set up the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management – a joint initiative between Germany, South Africa and several other African countries.Schavan said the German-South African Year of Science aimed to pool both countries’ scientific capacity and strengthen existing research partnerships.She pointed out that money alone was not the most important thing when it came to boosting innovation and research, but that strong vocational training of students by business was essential.Companies had to be open to receiving new students for research-type positions, Schavan said, pointing out that the 600 German companies in South Africa were an ideal place for graduates to get good on-the-job training.Square Kilometre ArraySpeaking after her address, Pandor said she hoped that the decision as to who would host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project would be made on the next expected date.The decision was delayed at the beginning of the month and a new date has been set for the middle of May.South Africa, allied with eight other African countries, is competing against Australia (allied with New Zealand) to host the €1.5-billion SKA, an instrument 50-100 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than any radio imaging telescope yet built.Pandor said if South Africa won the bid to host the SKA, it would turn the continent into a place of research, draw more youngster into science and innovation, and improve internet bandwidth for businesses.“If we have someone winning the Nobel science prize, because using the SKA in Africa they discovered who’s out there, and they get the prize because of the SKA, that would just be the cherry on the top,” she said.Source: BuaNews
If I asked 10 people to finish the sentence below, I bet many of them would answer in the manner shown in parenthesis:“When the going gets tough, (the tough get going)”In most cases I would agree and I think that is one of the hallmarks of many people, especially those who are successful in their worldly pursuits. Life is not easy and I can personally say that I have learned much more from my challenges than I ever have from circumstances where I gained something easily. I’ll cite a few cases in my life to illustrate these experiences.When I graduated from high school I chose to attend the United States Naval Academy for plebe summer. I was well prepared physically, but I was not very mature for an 18 year old high school graduate who had never been away from home on my own. My time at the academy was short and I learned a lot about myself in the next few years when I attended Murray State University and obtained my first degree. As a result of my personal experience at that time I made a point to make sure that both of our sons had ample time away from home as teens where they had to deal with adverse situations. These trips included many Scouting high adventure trips to the Grand Canyon and the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota. I hope these trips helped mature my sons in ways I had not been exposed to. It seems to have worked.When I was 30 I learned that I had thyroid cancer. Most types of cancer are very challenging and many are fatal. I was fortunate because my type of cancer was very treatable and I have very few challenges today as a result of that experience. I learned at that time to trust in the wisdom of others, especially those in the medical profession and I also learned the value of a supportive and loving spouse who stood by me every step of the way. We navigated through that episode with God’s help.In 2009 and 2010 I was in the middle of growing my consulting practice and the downturn in the economy was not helping with this. We also had two sons in college and we learned very quickly to determine the difference between essential needs versus wants. We were fortunate to come through that segment of time unscathed and the lessons I learned then about avoiding debt and the dangers of being overly leveraged stick with me to this day.Tough circumstances test us. We learn many things about others when times get tough, but we learn much more about ourselves when we have to make challenging and difficult decisions.My encouragement to you is to reflect upon those most challenging times in your life and see if you made decisions you would repeat again today. If you would not, take time to consider what you would do differently if confronted with a similar situation in the future.People learn a lot about you during challenging times. Even better, you learn a lot about yourself.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois It seems odd that Microsoft would (at least at first) exclusively sell this package through Circuit City. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason to restrict the sale of Equipt to just one retailer, unless Microsoft is just trying to test the waters here to see how the public will react to a subscription service. While software subscriptions are common in the business market, consumers are used to buying their software outright, with maybe the exception of anti-virus software, which might explain the combination of OneCare and Office.For users who already subscribe to OneCare at $49.95 a year, Equipt is a bargain at only $20 more a year. Subscribing to Equipt just for the Office package, though, might be less of a deal, especially given that Microsoft doesn’t always upgrade Office every two years and that most users don’t always need to have the latest version of MS Office.Equipt clearly points in the direction that Microsoft wants to be going with software subscriptions – the question will be if mainstream users are ready. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Microsoft today announced that it will release an all-in-one software subscription package that includes Live OneCare and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. Microsoft Equipt, formerly known as ‘Albany,’ will be sold in Circuit City stores starting mid-July. The subscription price for Equipt is set at $69.99 per year. Microsoft’s regular price for buying Office Home and Student 2007 is around $150.Subscribers will receive free upgrades when they become available and, just like owners of the Office Home and Student edition, subscribers can install Equipt on up to three computers in their household. Equipt will also come with a number of other Live branded Microsoft software that is available for free online already, including Live Messenger, Live Mail, and Live Photo Gallery. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Rajasthan needed some quick wickets to defend what was a moderate target. They got Jayawardene very early but could do nothing to stop the rampaging Sehwag during this 43rd match of IPL 5 at the Sawai Mansing Stadium in Jaipur. Score | PhotosSehwag was simply in brutal mood slamming the 2nd fastest fifty of the tournament, the fastest one for DD and his 5th fifty in a row. DD seem to be unbeatable at the moment though the exit of Pietersen will leave the team short of some aggression. Warner, though will be perhaps an ideal replacement. Things are fast going downhill for the brave boys from Jaipur and they need to pull up their socks if they are to keep their semis hopes alive. IPL 2012: RR vs DD Live: Delhi win by 6 wicketsRR 141/6 in 20 overs lost to Delhi 144/4 in 20 overs (Sehwag 73, KP 36)11:00 pm | 15.2 overs: Menaria to Naman Ojha, SIX, Comprehensive win for DD. This was tossed up just outside off, Naman Ojha gets a good stride forward and lifts the ball deep into the crowds at long off for a massive six. Delhi win by six wickets and now they are almost there into the playoffs.Naman Ojha, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:55 pm | 14.4 overs: WICKET! Oh ho Sehwag fails to carry his bat till the end. Brad Hogg to Sehwag, out Caught by Dravid!! Sehwag falls after a demo of T20 cricket. This was flighted on middle and spinning away, Sehwag looked to play the inside out scoop over cover, ends up slicing it off the outside edge towards Dravid at point. No celebrations in the RR camp though. Sehwag c Dravid b Brad Hogg 73(38) [4s-12 6s-1] advertisementYogesh Nagar, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:41 pm | 11.4 overs: WICKET! Taylor departs cheaply. Brad Hogg to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Goswami!! Ross’ misery seems to be never ending. This was short and just outside off, Ross Taylor looks to pull, only manages a top-edge that is well held by Naman Ojha running towards the bowler. Ross Taylor c Goswami b Brad Hogg 6(5) [4s-1] (DD 106/3 in 11.4 overs)Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease 10:30 pm | 10.2 overs: WICKET! KP falls after a fine 36. Shane Watson to Pietersen, out Caught by Owais Shah!! The partnership has been broken. This was full and outside off, Pietersen looks to go back over the bowler’s head, does not get hold of the shot, ends up offering a simple catch to Shah at long off. Respite for Rajasthan, but has it come too late? Pietersen c Owais Shah b Shane Watson 36(34) [4s-3 6s-1] (DD 96/2 in 10.2 overs)10: 20 pm | 7.5 overs: Pankaj Singh to Sehwag, SIX, FIFTY for Sehwag, his 5th in a row, this was short and just outside off, Sehwag arcs back, opens the face of the bat and lifts it over third man for a maximum.10:15 pm | 6 overs: Delhi are 61/1 at the stage with captain Virender Sehwag (43*) and Kevin Pietersen (13*) in the middle. Delhi are going easy at the stage.Lalit Modi tweets: With Today’s win Delhi will likely guarantee there place in the PlayoffsSwitch-hit exponent Kevin Pietersen comes into bat9:47 pm | 0.3 overs: WICKET! Early dismissal there… Jayawardene hasn’t been in best of form this season. Chavan to Mahela Jayawardene, out Lbw!! Early strike by Chavan. This was tossed up on the middle and spins back in a touch, Mahela Jayawardene was caught in his crease as he went back, the ball stayed a touch low as well. The impact was on middle and would have crashed into the stumps. Mahela Jayawardene lbw b Chavan 0(3) (DD 0/1 in 0.3 overs)9:45 pm | Mahela Jayawardene and Sehwag are at the crease. Mahela Jayawardene is on strike. Chavan will open the attackLalit Modi tweets: Sehwag – likely to win back orange cap.DELHI DAREDEVILS: Target 142 in 20 oversRAJASTHAN ROYALS: 141/6 in 20 overs (Dravid 57, Rahane 42; Pawan Negi 4-18)After a rollicking start by Rahane and Dravid, Rajasthan were done in by a spell of left arm spin bowling by Negi. Rajasthan have themselevs to blame, as all four off those wickets came off short balls. Nothing to take away from the young man, he conceded just 18 runs, for which he needs to be applauded. Dravid tried to hold the innings together, but scoring quickly at the death is not his cup of tea. Morkel: It was a great comeback from us. It’s tough to score if wickets keep falling. Very happy for Negi, he’s been working hard in the nets. He made good use of this opportunity. I am happy with the bounce available on this wicket. The outfield is fast, we have got experience and firepower in our batting order and should chase it down advertisementAnkeet Chavan, left handed bat, comes to the crease 9:20 pm | 18.1 overs: WICKET! Great innings from Dravid comes to an end. Morne Morkel to Dravid, out Bowled!! Morkel picks up his first wicket! Length delivery on middle, Dravid looks to smash it over midwicket, gets an inside edge which hits the thigh pad and crashes into the off stump. Dravid departs after playing a fine hand! Dravid b Morne Morkel 57(43) [4s-7] (RR 128/6 in 18.1 overs)9:12 pm | 16.2 overs: Morkel to Dravid, FOUR, full ball is driven powerfully by Dravid, an inside-out hit as gets plenty of pace on it to beat a diving Pietersen at mid-off, that brings up his 50 as wellStrategic time out! Rajasthan are 95/5 at the stage and the RR has come down 7.30 an over.9 pm | 12.6 overs: WICKET! Another one in his bag – 4th. Pawan Negi to Menaria, out Caught by Pietersen!! Take a bow young man, 4-18. Flatter delivery on middle, Menaria looks to flick, gets a leading edge which lobs up to Pietersen at long on. He doesn’t drop such dollies. The team envelop the young left armer and congratulate him. Menaria c Pietersen b Pawan Negi 2(4) (RR 95/5 in 12.6 overs) Ashok Menaria, left handed bat, comes to the crease 8:56 pm | 12.2 overs: WICKET! That’s a third by Pawan. Pawan Negi to Hodge, out Caught by Sehwag!! This is Negi’s day. Shorter delivery outside off, it should have gone for a boundary, but Hodge cuts it uppishly and straight to Sehwag at point. Easy catch for the Delhi skipper, Rajasthan lose another foreign player. Hodge c Sehwag b Pawan Negi 1(2) (RR 93/4 in 12.2 overs)Brad Hodge, right handed bat, comes to the crease 8:50 pm | 11.4 overs: WICKET! Yadav gets his first. Umesh Yadav to Owais Shah, out Caught by Naman Ojha!! Inspired bowling change by Sehwag. Length delivery on middle, Owais Shah gets across and looks to play it to fine leg, the ball lobs up off the glove behind the stumps. Naman Ojha gets under it and takes an easy catch. Rajasthan in a spot of bother! Owais Shah c Naman Ojha b Umesh Yadav 1(3) (RR 90/3 in 11.4 overs)Owais Shah, right handed bat, comes to the crease 8:45 pm | 10.5 overs: WICKET! Watson falls cheaply. Pawan Negi to Shane Watson, out Bowled!! Second wicket for Nadeem. Off stump goes for a walk. Slow and length delivery on the off stump, Shane Watson goes for a wild slog, across the line and misses it completely. The ball crashes into off stump. Shane Watson b Pawan Negi 8(9) [6s-1] (RR 87/2 in 10.5 overs)8:40 pm | 10 overs: RR are 80/1 at the stage with captain Dravid batting on 27 and new man Shane Watson on 8. The current run rate for Rajasthan Royals is a good 8 runs an over.Shane Watson, right handed bat, comes to the crease 8:32 pm | 8.4 overs: WICKET! The first one goes down for Rajasthan and it’s dangerman Rahane. Pawan Negi to Rahane, out Caught by Sehwag!! End of Rahane. Flatter delivery on the middle stump, Rahane went for the reverse sweep, hit it uppishly towards Sehwag at point, who nonchalantly picks it up from thin air. Negi has given the break-through, Rahane departs after good stand. Rahane c Sehwag b Pawan Negi 42(32) [4s-7] (RR 71/1 in 8.4 overs)advertisement8:25 pm | 6 overs: RR are 56/0 at the stage with captain Rahul Dravid (18) and his opening wicket partner Ajinkya Rahane (36) batting strongly in the middle. The CRR is a heady 9.33 runs an over and it’s definitely going to rise.8:04 pm | 0.4 overs: Irfan Pathan to Rahane, FOUR, back of a length delivery swinging in from middle stump, Rahane swivels in the crease, smashes it towards backward square leg for the first boundary.8:00 pm | Dravid and Rahane are at the crease. Dravid is on strike. Irfan Pathan will open the attackTeams Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag(c), Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor, Yogesh Nagar, Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha(w), Morne Morkel, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Owais Shah, Brad Hodge, Shreevats Goswami(w), Ashok Menaria, Brad Hogg, Ankeet Chavan, Amit Singh, Pankaj SinghSehwag: We have played well in all the departments. Rajasthan is a very talented side and we need to play well. I always wanted to hit straight, but the bowlers are bowling a tight line in the tournament. We have a good team, Morkel and co have bowled well so far. I don’t mind bowling first on this wicket. We have won quite a few games chasing and we will go for it. Dravid: Last match was a tough loss, but the spirit in the team is good and we would like to get over with it quickly, Cooper is fractured unfortunately and will be out for 5 weeks. Watson comes back for us and that will be a big boost. The pitch is good for batting. We will bat first. It’s a strategy which works great for us. Watson comes in for Cooper. That’s the only change. 7:40 pm | TOSS – Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and elected to bat
Director Brad Bird says the work on the sequel of 2004 hit animated comedy superhero film The Incredibles is going so well that it will release before Cars 3.While promoting the upcoming The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, Bird shared the update about The Incredibles 2, reported Aceshowbiz. He, however, added the two Pixar Animation Studios films do not have official release dates just yet.”In terms of the release date, we were originally – Incredibles was supposed to happen after Cars, and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you’re making films so far in advance,” Bird explained.Scooby-Doo returns to big screen with a new animated movie The director said he had done a large portion of the initial script of The Incredibles 2.”I have the story arc. I’m probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we’re already boarding parts of it. I’ve got a lot of people that worked on the first one working on it, so we’re all having a good time with it.”Bird, 57, continued by telling the reporter about strategies he had to work on the film, which is expected to arrive in the US in 2017.Six animation movies you must show your kids “Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack, and other ones comes together a little more quickly, and so I’m just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you’ve got everything firmly figured out.”advertisementBird remained silent about the movie’s details and didn’t give any plot details.
SHARE SHARE EMAIL × cricket IPL 2019 COMMENT March 27, 2019 COMMENTS RCB’s Captain Virat Kohli along with Mumbai Indian’s Player Jasprit Bumrah and Yusuf Patan during the IPL Practice Session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru – The Hindu RCB’s Captain Virat Kohli along with Mumbai Indian’s Player Jasprit Bumrah and Yusuf Patan during the IPL Practice Session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru – The Hindu Published on Mumbai will also be boosted by the availability of Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga. IPL With Jasprit Bumrah “ready and roaring” after an injury scare, Mumbai Indians would fancy their chances against an erratic Royal Challengers Bangalore when the two star-studded teams square off in the IPL on Thursday. The big sub-plot of the contest would be the world’s best ODI batsman — Virat Kohli — taking guard against the world’s best ODI bowler — Bumrah — in a format notorious for its unpredictability. Bumrah’s shoulder injury was a cause of concern for the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai but India’s premier pacer seems to have recovered in time to be back in the fold.Both teams will be eager to register their first win of the IPL and the onus will be on Kohli and Rohit, both of who failed with the bat in their respective opening matches.Mumbai will also be boosted by the availability of Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga.Malinga was on Tuesday released by Sri Lanka Cricket from the domestic Super Provincial One-Day domestic tournament, slated from April 4 to 11. The SLC had made the tournament a trial for the World Cup squad selection, prompting Malinga to pull out of the IPL’s first leg initially.However, the SLC softened its stance, reasoning that the fast bowler will be bowling to better batsmen in the IPL.Mumbai will also heave a sigh of relief as Bumrah joined practice Wednesday during which he ran for 20 minutes and participated in catching drills. He also took to social media to state that he was “ready and roaring.” Bumrah suffered the shoulder injury after landing awkwardly while fielding during Sunday’s contest against Delhi Capitals.Yuvraj Singh will also be in focus after the 37-year-old started the season on a classy note hitting a sublime half-century against Delhi Capitals. While Mitchell McClenaghan will be eager to face the challenge of bowling to Kohli, AB De Villers and Shimron Hetmyer.RCB will expect its batsmen to put up a formidable total after they were bundled out for a paltry 70 in 17.1 overs against the Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the season. With power-hitters like Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shimron Heymeyer in the team, that should not be an uphill task.Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will again be the key man in the RCB bowling attack and will need the support of the other bowlers. Squads Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav and Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper).Royal Challenegers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), A. B. de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Kulwant Khejroliya, Moeen Ali, Md. Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Parthiv Patel, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshdeep Nath, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Devdutt Padikkal. sport SHARE
“This is my first national level gold medal after 2014 “This is my first national level gold medal after 2014 and I am very happy to have won the race. I have not won an international medal till now and I hope I can do it at the Asian Championships in Japan next month,” said Irfan, who had finished fifth at the 2014 Asian Games. “I am hoping that I can time below one hour 20 minutes and that can fetch me a medal even in the World Championships. In 20km race walk, the competition is very tough at the Asian level. Most of the top competitors in the world are from Asia.” Irfan received a winners prize money of Rs 50,000 while Devender and Ganapati received Rs 30,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively. In national record holder Khushbeers absence, Priyanka (ONGC) won the womens 20km event in one hour 37 minutes and 58.32 seconds. The silver and bronze went to Railways athletes Shanti Kumari and Rani Yadav respectively in 1:38:38.70 and 1:38:51.30. None, however, could qualify for the World Championships among the womens 20km race walkers. Priyanka got the winners cheque of Rs 50,000 while Kumari and Yadav received Rs 30,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively. Contrary to speculation that the National Anti-Doping Agency may not come to take samples from the athletes for dope testing, a team came and did its job. PTI PDS CM CM
Need help finding time to pull your plan together? Check out our upcoming webinar, Seven Steps to a Written Fundraising Plan, on Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00pm EST. Register now to save your spot!Here’s your new mantra for fundraising success: It’s not the plan, it’s the planning. That’s the amazing takeaway from the Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Nonprofits that take time to reflect on the past and set goals for the next year bring in a lot more funds than those without a fundraising plan—even if they don’t look at it very often when it’s done.But time! Who has enough of that, much less for something like “planning”? We get it. Take a deep breath and check out these quick and simple suggestions for finding both time and headspace to pull your plan together. Begin with one hour.Open your calendar right now. Look at the next two weeks. Find one hour that you can schedule and protect to sit down with your fundraising guide and start thinking, prioritizing, and writing.If you can, step out of the office and go somewhere quiet, like a coffee shop or a park bench with a nice view. Bring your laptop, but leave the day-to-day routine behind so you can focus during this one hour. We bet you’ll make an impressive amount of progress. Once you see how well that first hour goes, you might decide to make it a regular part of your schedule. That’s great, but for now, just start with an hour. Use your team.You don’t have to go it alone. Enlist your team. It could be people on staff who are involved in various aspects of fundraising and communications. At an all-volunteer organization, your team might be a handful of people on the board and key volunteers who are really thoughtful and strategic about fundraising. Think about who can bring lots of practical, on-the-ground knowledge and experience into your planning process. Just start.Creating a fundraising plan can feel daunting or overwhelming, particularly if you haven’t done it before, but the best advice is to just start. Grab a copy of The Super Simple Fundraising Plan Template and start answering the questions. And remember: No matter when you start, simply making a plan will have a big impact on your fundraising success.
Posted on October 22, 2015October 13, 2016By: Sandeep Bathala, Senior Program Associate, Maternal Health Initiative, Wilson CenterClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world. Women who are born into the lower castes or are tribals – India’s indigenous groups – are especially likely to lack access to quality health care. Over 40 percent of these women also belong to the lowest wealth quintile.An investigation of 29 birth-related deaths in one hospital in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh revealed that 26 of the women were tribals, explained Poonam Muttreja, executive director of the Population Foundation of India, at a Wilson Center event.Abhishek Kumar of the India Health Action Trust and International Institute for Population Sciences said that scheduled tribes and castes make up 25 percent of India’s population and disparities within such a large social group should be expected. However, progress on improving antenatal care and medical assistance at delivery has been slowest for lower caste and tribal women, especially those living in the northern, central, and eastern regions of the country.Only the richest of the rich scheduled castes/tribes are benefiting from caste-based government programs, economic development, and expanding maternal and reproductive health care services, said Kumar. He suggested further investigation is needed into individual factors such as economic and educational status to determine why the most egregious disparities continue.More research is required to understand factors associated with the lack of access to health services between and among social groups in what will soon be the world’s most populous country.I have heard successful stories of scaling up quality and equitable maternal and newborn health programs across the world over the past few days. 1,000 of us from over 75 countries are poised to apply the lessons we learned to catalyze commitment and accelerate maternal and newborn health within the post-2015 development framework.I hope to learn more about how to reach the most vulnerable women and newborns before the next Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference. Effective approaches to improve equitable care must continue to be given priority. To hear about programs described at the conference that have increased adolescent’s access to quality care that is affordable and accessible; addressed supply side issues; provided incentives for providers and users; partnered with the private sector; or entailed innovative community-based solutions, check out Crowd 360 digital hub. This week has been so enlightening.Sandeep Bathala is reporting from 2015 Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City for the Wilson Center, Maternal Health Task Force, and UN Population Fund.Photo: “Mother and child” ©2007 Mike Reys, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Morocco2% (1992)16% (2011) Dominican Republic20% (1991)56.4% (2013) 4. Iran: 47.9% (2009)4. Timor-Leste: 1.7% (2009) 10. Italy: 38.1% (2011)10. Gambia: 2.5% (2010) 1. Dominican Republic: 56.4% (2013)1. Niger: 1.4% (2012) Egypt4.6% (1992)51.8% (2014) Posted on January 25, 2017January 30, 2017By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Read Part 1 here.Trends over timeIn 1990, roughly one in 15 babies on the planet was born via cesarean section surgery. In 2014, one in five babies was born via cesarean. The rates have increased dramatically over the past few decades in most regions, with the fastest growth taking place in North Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. There is substantial variation within regions, with certain countries experiencing more rapid increases than others. Highest National Cesarean RatesLowest National Cesarean Rates ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Romania7.2% (1992)36.3% (2011) 7. Colombia: 43.4% (2012)7. Nigeria: 2% (2013) Considering data and measurement limitations is important when interpreting trends. Currently, there is no standard, internationally-accepted classification system to measure and monitor cesarean rates, which presents challenges when attempting to make comparisons between locations or time periods. Despite this limitation, though, available data illustrate a clear upward trend in most parts of the world.Wide geographic variationThe highest cesarean rates are mostly found in middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia, while the lowest rates are found in sub-Saharan Africa. National cesarean section rates vary widely, ranging from less than 2% of births in Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Niger and Timor-Leste—where many women do not have access to safe cesareans when they need them—to greater than 40% in Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Maldives, Mexico and Turkey. CountryPrevious Cesarean Rate (Year)Current Cesarean Rate (Year) 5. Turkey: 47.5% (2011)5. Burkina Faso: 1.9% (2010) There is also wide variation within countries depending on location. For example, in the United States, facility-level cesarean rates ranged from 7.1% to 69.9% in 2009. Similarly, cesarean rates in China ranged from 4% to 62.5% in 2014 across provinces.Read Part 3 here.Graphs and adapted tables from Betrán et al. The increasing trend in caesarean section rates: Global, regional and national estimates: 1990-2014. PLOS One 2016; 11 (2): e0148343.—Read a statement about the prevention of primary cesareans from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.Share this: 8. Maldives: 41.1% (2011)8. Guinea-Bissau: 2.3% (2010) China4.4% (1990)36.2% (2011) 3. Egypt: 51.8% (2014)3. Ethiopia: 1.5% (2011) 6. Mexico: 45.2% (2012)6. Madagascar: 1.9% (2013) Mexico12.4% (1987)45.2% (2012) Colombia16% (1990)43.4% (2012) Georgia3.8% (1990)36.7% (2012) Turkey8% (1993)47.5% (2011) 2. Brazil: 55.6% (2012)2. Chad: 1.5% (2010) 9. Uruguay: 39.9% (2012)9. Guinea: 2.4% (2012)
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State fans are accustomed to their Buckeyes playing on Saturday. Football schedules generally work out so that Friday night is for high school ball, Saturday is for college, and Sunday is for the NFL.Of course, television money has thrown a bit of a wrench into that standard schedule. That’s the case for Ohio State this week, with the Buckeyes heading to Evanston to face Northwestern in a rare Friday night game.It isn’t uncommon for Power Five teams to play on Fridays. The ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12 have plenty of games on weeknights, but teams the level of Ohio State are usually not involved.The Buckeyes opened on a Thursday night at Indiana back in 2017. Obviously that doesn’t impact Friday Night Lights in Ohio, though. This will be the first Friday night regular season game for the Buckeyes since 1959, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The game may not be in Columbus, but the worry is that a number of fans will stay home to watch, driving down attendance and fan support at Ohio high school games. Naturally, those programs are not happy.Perrysburg High School athletic director Chuck Jaco spoke out about the issue with the The Blade in Toledo, as the game will run up against his program’s senior night.“When they announced it, I thought, ‘What? Ohio State can’t be playing on a Friday,’” Jaco recalled. “And then I looked at the schedule, and I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s our last home game of the year.’“Darn them. High school football is sacred in Ohio. It always has been. I’m a die-hard Buckeye fan, and even if I wasn’t an AD, I wouldn’t get excited to watch the Buckeyes on a Friday night. Shame on the Big Ten for intruding on the Midwest. It’s going to impact us. It just doesn’t make sense. You don’t mess with Friday nights in Ohio.”He’s not alone. The Twitter account for the Ursuline Football program responded to the piece, calling for a boycott of the game.Please make a statement to Ohio State by NOT watching their Friday night game this week. Friday nights are for HS football. Let’s keep it that way. Support your local team. We play Boardman, and would love to have you in our stands, but that’s not the point. Support HS football. pic.twitter.com/8C2ZXc918i— Ursuline Football (@UrsulineIrishFB) October 17, 2019Obviously, this is out of Ohio State’s hands. Not every Big Ten team has the same issue with their home state programs, and the Buckeyes clearly didn’t try and pull a power move to prevent the league from scheduling the Buckeyes on Friday.Ryan Day has responded to the criticisms, which obviously put him in a tough position with the high school coaches with whom he has to build a relationship.“But that’s out of our hands, out of our control, and not much we can do about it,” Day added. “I try not to worry about that. When the schedule comes out, we’re going to go play wherever they tell us to play. I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about that, because it’s not really under my control or something that I can worry about.”Given the outcry, Ohio State might be wise to try and prevent this from happening again any time soon, but of course, then the program runs the risk of being branded as one that is trying to be bigger than the Big Ten conference as a whole. There’s certainly no easy winning with this issue.That’s not the only issue that this game faces. Because of the bumped back ALCS, Ohio State at Northwestern has been moved from FS1 to Big Ten Network.[The Blade]
Under-fire coach Zinedine Zidane insists he has no regrets about returning to Real Madrid and says he is not affected by speculation that Jose Mourinho could replace him.The Frenchman has struggled to rekindle the magic that saw him win three consecutive Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018 since replacing Santiago Solari in March.Los Blancos have won just two of their four La Liga games so far this season and slipped to a humbling 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday. Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career That defeat has led to fresh questions about his future, with the Madrid board rumoured to be considering swapping Zidane for former boss Mourinho.However, Zidane says he is unfazed by the speculation and remains focused on preparing his side to face Sevilla in La Liga on Sunday.”If I read the press, it says I’m gone,” he told a media conference. “I feel strong. I have learned to never back down and to keep working until the very last moment.”I’m not thinking about leaving. I’m only thinking of winning tomorrow. The difficulties that they speak of on the outside are something we can’t control.”I made the decision to come back because I liked the look of the new project. Now I am here, I will try. We have to be together to achieve our objectives.”Asked about speculation that Mourinho could replace him, Zidane added: “It doesn’t bother me to hear about Mourinho; it is what it is. Here, you lose one game and you have to change everything.”Sevilla are top of La Liga after three wins from their opening four games and Zidane says his players need to continue working hard if they are to return to winning ways.”We must give everything we can to win the game,” he said. “It’s a difficult stadium but it’s always going to be like that.”We have to keep working hard, prepare well for games and change things around. That’s football. We have a chance to change it round quickly. That’s what helps me get through.”We can’t talk about everything that goes on outside the club and respond to all the criticism.”
Arsenal’s captaincy ballot has been branded a “farce” by Paul Merson, with the former Gunners star considering it “pathetic” that a vote was required to see Granit Xhaka passed the armband.Unai Emery has favoured leadership groups across his coaching career to date and had implemented a similar system at Emirates Stadium.He has, however, decided that the role of skipper should be more prominent for 2019-20. 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 Switzerland international midfielder Xhaka topped a blind ballot in north London and will now be charged with the task of taking on added responsibility.Merson is baffled as to why such a process was required, with the former Gunners star suggesting that Emery should have made the call himself and plumped for “serial winner” David Luiz.“Why is Unai Emery asking his players to vote on who should be captain? It’s pathetic. Seriously. Make a decision!” Merson said in the Daily Star.“When you start worrying about what your players think, you’re in trouble. And why does he need five captains anyway?“Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the world but I don’t think he’s got a clue what his best team is.“Granit Xhaka started off captain but he’s not a foregone conclusion to start every week. So I’ll tell you someone who should be – David Luiz. And that’s why he should be captain.“Not as one of five either, but on his own. People look at his mistakes when they should be looking at what he’s won.“The guy is a serial winner. Yes, he’s either a nine out of 10 or a four out of 10 every week, but he never hides, whatever happens. I like that. That’s leading by example.“Why not make him captain? He always comes across well and he was always a good influence on the young players at Chelsea. He was a leader there.“It’s a big deal being captain of a big club. To have a ‘leadership group’ of five players just devalues it. It’s like you don’t trust anyone enough to do it on their own.“And asking players to vote is asking for trouble. What if they don’t take it seriously? It becomes a farce.“It wouldn’t happen in a Sunday league team. I’m surprised he doesn’t give the fans a vote as well!“Arsenal have had some legendary captains in the past, but it’s also a sign of how the game has changed that he’s chosen to do this.“It’s quicker, more technical. But there aren’t as many leaders any more. When you look at the Invincibles, there were leaders everywhere in that team. Patrick Vieiria, Emanuel Petit, Sol Campbell. Big characters.”Arsenal’s first outing since holding a captaincy poll will take them to Old Trafford, with Emery’s men set to take in a meeting with old adversaries Manchester United on Monday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Tottenham might have left the old White Hart Lane behind, but Spurs fans have taken their favourite terrace songs with them.An entertaining style of play has helped the north London club reclaim its status as one of the most feared sides in England in recent years, and supporters have not stopped making noise throughout that journey.Goal have put together a compilation of Tottenham’s most popular songs to get you in the mood for your next trip to see the Whites. 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 You can also read about Manchester United chants , Liverpool chants , Man City chants , Chelsea chants, Arsenal chants and Everton chants . Glory glory, Tottenham Hotspur The Spurs go marching in Come on you Spurs! We love you Tottenham We’re the Park Lane Tottenham He’s one of our own We’ve got Alli Victor Wanyama He’s one of our own Super Jan Vertonghen I love Eric DierGlory glory, Tottenham Hotspur Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur,Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur,Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur,And the Spurs go marching on. Tottenham are the greatest team the world has ever seen,Tottenham are the greatest team the world has ever seen,Tottenham are the greatest team the world has ever seen,And the Spurs go marching on. The pride of North of London we’re the kings of White Hart Lane,The pride of North of London we’re the kings of White Hart Lane,The pride of North of London we’re the kings of White Hart Lane,And the Spurs go marching on. Loyal Spurs supporters and they come to every game,Loyal Spurs supporters and they come to every game,Loyal Spurs supporters and they come to every game,To watch the Spurs go marching on. The Spurs go marching in Oh when the Spurs, go marching in,Oh when the Spurs, go marching in,I wanna be in that number,Oh when the Spurs go marching in. Come on you Spurs! Come on you Spurs!Come on you Spurs!Come on you Spurs! We love you Tottenham We love you Tottenham, we doWe love you Tottenham, we doWe love you Tottenham, we doOh Tottenham we love you… We’re the Park Lane Tottenham We’re the Park Lane,We’re the Park Lane,We’re the Park Lane Tottenham. We’re the Shelf Side,We’re the Shelf Side,We’re the Shelf Side Tottenham… He’s one of our own He’s one of our own,He’s one of our own,Harry Kane, he’s one of our own. We’ve got AlliWe’ve got Alli,Dele Alli,I just don’t think you understand,He only cost £5 mil,He’s better than Ozil,We’ve got Dele Alli. Victor Wanyama Victor Wanyama,Victor Wanyama,Victor Wanyama,Oh Victor Wanyama, He ate Spaghetti and thought it was nice,Du du du duu… Super Jan Vertonghen Super, super JanSuper, super Jan,Super, super Jan, Super Jan Vertonghen .I love Eric Dier I love Eric Dier,Eric Dier loves me,I love Eric Dier,Eric Dier loves me,All together now… Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Luxury line becomes the first river company to open its reservations nearly three years in advance Book Now Savings guarantee the lowest fares with up to $2,000 per suite on select sailings MIAMI, November 1, 2018 – Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, announced the complete deployment for its award-winning fleet in 2021 giving travelers nearly three years in advance to plan luxury vacations along Europe’s rivers. The line’s five luxury river ships – Crystal Mozart and the four identical sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler, and Crystal Ravel – will sail the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers on itineraries of seven to 16 days. With 45 unique ports of call, dozens of which are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, every voyage features at least one overnight stay, many with double and even triple overnights, allowing guests to further immerse themselves in the ports’ charm and history, or venture to nearby towns for broader experiences. “We have seen such great demand and increasing desire by luxury travelers to secure their ideal European vacations earlier than ever and we are pleased to make our complete offerings for 2019, 2020 and now 2021 available for booking,” said Walter Littlejohn, Crystal River Cruises’ vice president and managing director. “Not only does this advance ability to plan help ensure that our guests enjoy their Crystal River Experience precisely the way they wish, but our Book Now Savings adds more incentive to book early, guaranteeing the best fares for guests who plan ahead. “In 2021, more than 180 Crystal River Cruises’ departures invite the most discerning travelers to experience the nuances of true luxury on Europe’s rivers – a standard unmatched by any other line. UNESCO-recognized Old Towns in Bamberg and Brugge, epicenters of art and music in Vienna and Salzburg and dramatic landscapes like the Wachau Valley and Middle Rhine Valley add historic and natural flavor to itineraries that also feature contemporary hubs like Düsseldorf and Basel,” Littlejohn added. The “Eastern Danube Discoveries” voyage will debut on Crystal Mozart offering deeper exploration of Hungary as well as Serbia and Croatia. Other itineraries highlight the seasonal delights of riverside destinations, like springtime “Tulips & Windmills” sailings that explore the flower-laden fields of the Netherlands and Belgium; and winter sailings that focus on the dazzling spectacles of the region’s famed Christmas markets. Crystal will also sail the river less traveled, with “Enchanting Moselle” voyages through the scenic Moselle Valley. Seemingly timeless medieval towns mix beautifully on Crystal River Cruises with modern hubs of culture and commerce. Guests can explore Germany’s oldest town of Trier, Beethoven’s birthplace in Bonn, the famed windmills of Amsterdam, Dusseldorf’s vibrant art and culinary scene and the stunning musical heritage of Vienna. On every voyage, the Crystal River Collection of more than 200 inclusive, curated experiences ashore will enhance the journey for guests with an abundance of options that cater to varied interests. Complementary Signature Events, optional more elaborate excursions and exclusive dining experiences are also on offer.Now available for booking, Crystal River Cruises’ 2021 itineraries include:Rhine & Moselle River cruises: Crystal Bach and Crystal Debussy“Legendary Rhine,” 7 nights, Basel to AmsterdamFeaturing overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France. “Romantic Rhine,” 7 nights, Amsterdam to BaselFeaturing overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France, and cruising through Boppard and Lorelei, Germany. “Tulips and Windmills,” 7 nights, Amsterdam RoundtripBeginning and ending with overnight stays in Amsterdam; calling in Kinderdijk, Hoorn, Rotterdam and Middleburg, Netherlands; and Ghent and Antwerp, Belgium. “Enchanting Moselle,” 10 nights, Amsterdam RoundtripFeaturing overnight stays in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Trier, Germany; calling in Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Cochem and Bonn, Germany; and Arnhem, Netherlands. “Rhine Christmas Markets,” 10 nights, Amsterdam to Basel/Basel to AmsterdamBeginning and ending with overnights in Basel and Amsterdam (double overnight), as well as overnights in Koblenz, Germany; calling in Rüdesheim, Speyer, Breisach, Cologne and Strasbourg, France. Danube River cruises: Crystal Mozart, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel“Eastern Danube Discoveries,” 11 nights, Vienna RoundtripBeginning and ending with overnights in Vienna; also calling in Esztergom, Budapest, Visegrad, Mohács and Kalocsa, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Vukovar, Croatia; Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia and cruising through Iron Gate Gorge. “Delightful Danube,” 7 nights, Budapest to Regensburg/Regensburg to BudapestFeaturing overnights in Budapest, Regensburg and Vienna; calling in Dürnstein and Melk, Austria; and Passau, Germany, as well as cruising the Wachau Valley. “Danube Serenade,” 7 nights, Vienna to Budapest/Budapest to ViennaFeaturing overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Dürnstein, Melk, Linz and Krems, Austria; and Bratislava, Slovakia, and cruising the Wachau Valley. “Treasures of the Danube,” 10 nights, Vienna RoundtripBeginning and ending with overnights in Vienna and also overnighting in Budapest and Passau; calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Dürnstein, Melk and Linz, Austria; and cruising the Wachau Valley. “Christmas Wonders of the Danube,” 7 nights, Budapest to Passau/Passau to BudapestFeaturing overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria and cruising the Wachau Valley. Ultimate Journeys – Danube, Rhine & Main Rivers combined “Grand Europe,” 16 nights, Budapest to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to BudapestOvernighting in Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam, Regensburg (westbound only) and Rüdesheim (eastbound only); calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Dürnstein and Melk, Austria; and Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Rüdesheim, Bamberg, Cologne, Miltenberg and Würzburg, Germany, as well as Koblenz, Germany and the Rhine Gorge on the westbound route; and cruising the middle Rhine Valley. Holiday CruisesDecember 22 – Crystal Ravel Holiday Cruise, 11 nights, Budapest to Regensburg with New Year’s Eve in RegensburgBeginning and ending with double overnights in Budapest and Regensburg (including New Year’s Eve), respectively, including New Year’s Eve, and also overnighting in Vienna; calling in Passau, Germany; Krems, Melk and Linz, Austria; and Bratislava, Slovakia. December 22 – Crystal Bach Holiday Cruise, 11 nights, Basel to Amsterdam with New Year’s Eve in AmsterdamBeginning with three nights in Basel (including Christmas Eve and day), ending with a double overnight in Amsterdam (including New Year’s Eve) and also overnighting in Breisach; calling in Strasbourg, France; Mannheim, Worms, Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Dusseldorf, Germany; Arnhem and Lelystad, Netherlands. December 23 – Crystal Mahler Holiday Cruise, 10 nights, Regensburg to Budapest with New Year’s Eve in ViennaBeginning with an overnight in Regensburg and ending with a double overnight in Vienna (including New Year’s Eve) and also overnighting in Linz and Budapest; calling in Melk, Austria; Passau, Germany; Esztergom, Hungary; and Bratislava, Slovakia. Crystal’s new-build river vessels are the river cruising industry’s first and only all-balcony, all-suite, all-butler vessels in Europe, with every category of accommodation positioned above the water line. All suites feature Panoramic Balcony-Windows™ and walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms are featured in most categories. Sister-ship Crystal Mozart is Europe’s most spacious river ship, at twice the width of any other, and offers an unrivalled number of social spaces, restaurants and the largest spa on the rivers. All of Crystal’s river ships feature private butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, ETRO amenities, robes and slippers, and wall-mounted flat-screen HD TVs. Additional enticing features include farm-to-table cuisine in multiple, open-seating eateries: the elegant Waterside Restaurant, namesake Bistro cafés and the exclusive Vintage Room; and the Palm Court for entertainment, enrichment presentations and sweeping views of the countryside. Crystal’s attention to detail reaches ashore, as guests are transported on the days’ adventures in luxury motor coaches equipped with complimentary water and Wi-Fi for added convenience and comfort. Fares for Crystal River Cruises’ 2021 voyages start at $2,399 per person. Book Now Savings are up to $2,000 per suite on select voyages through November 30, 2018. Crystal also recently unveiled the complete deployment for 2020, which features new itineraries and special programming, including the decennial Oberammergau Passion Play. About Crystal The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to be the distinctive choice of the world’s most discerning travelers. The readers of Travel + Leisure voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018). Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel professional, call 888.799.2437, or visitwww.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insider blog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.
Editors’ Recommendations Previous Next How long has it been since you last got your recommended dose of nature bathing and convivial happy-hour conversation around the campfire?Probably too long.Snow Peak can help. The Japanese outdoor gear manufacturer has been running an annual campout, mingling staff and customers, in Japan since 1995. Last year saw the first annual United States Snow Peak Way in Stevenson, Washington. Campers set up their tents in Beacon Rock State Park campground and experienced the latest Snow Peak products, workshops, and campfire chats with Snow Peak staff and special guests. Snow Peak Way returns for 2019 on May 31 to June 2, again at Beacon Rock State Park.What Is Snow Peak Way?Over the two nights in the park, campers can choose from a variety of activities. And lounging around the campground waiting for happy hour is a perfectly valid itinerary.For more active options, get a great view of the entire area on the Hamilton Mountain or Beacon Rock hikes. Or see some of the biggest waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge on a waterfall tour. For something more creative, design a tent flag with old Snow Peak tent material or try your hand at the centuries-old tradition of shibori tie-dye. Workshops and new Snow Peak product demonstrations will fill in the gaps: learn new recipes for the trail from Dirty Gourmet, forage for new natural perfume ingredients with Juniper Ridge, try your hand at the fine art of fly casting with Fly Fishers Place, or start each day with some morning yoga in the fields.What do you get by going?Two-night camping staySPW USA Edition Mini Sierra CupSnow Peak Titanium 450 MugOatmeal bar and coffee each day for breakfastOpen barAccess to the camp field, workshops, demo area, and official activitiesTickets start at $50 for the 2019 edition and go on sale March 15, 2019. Rent a Snow Peak tent, sleeping bag, or camp chair, or bring your own. You will be asked to bring your own dishes but there is a Snow Peak cook and wash station available.A Brief Snow Peak HistoryThe name Snow Peak was inspired by Mount Tanigawa where founder Yukia Yamai challenged himself physically and mentally as a young man. Beautiful but deadly, Tanigawa is only 6,500 feet tall but has killed four times as many climbers as Everest.During the 1940s and ’50s, Yamai would take his European climbing equipment and ideas to the experienced metal craftsmen of the Tsubame Sanjo region to make improvements. Yamai never stopped tweaking the designs for their pitons, hobnails, and hammers; literally anything that was metal. In 1958 he founded Yamai Shoten which later became Snow Peak.Since 1980, Yamai’s son, Tohru Yamai, has expanded the elegant, metal outdoor gear manufacturer to the global company we know today with a full lineup of camping gear and apparel, and a soft spot for titanium. How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall 1 of 2 The Best Car Camping Gear for Any Season The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 12 Best Travel Backpacks to Take With You on the Road
Evenprime MoisturizerAnother winner for simple packaging, Evenprime is also part of a simple cleansing and moisturizing duo. The product is made in South Korea, famous for its high-quality, effective skin care collections, and is designed with simple ingredients, making it gentler than many drugstore brands. Editors’ Recommendations Other Great Face Moisturizers Mayron’s Goods + Supply Face Milk 1952 SeriesOK, let’s be honest, we were originally attracted to the clean, minimalist packaging, but we stuck around for the lightweight “milk,” featuring argan oil that includes essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and excludes parabens. We also love that Mayron’s is a father/daughter business, produced by David Mayron, a former bigwig at Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, and Melanie Mayron, who some of you may remember for winning an Emmy for her role on the late 1980s show Thirtysomething. $36 from Nordstrom Port Products Balancing Daily MoisturizerAnother family business, brother-and-sister Matt and Madison Ruggieri originally curated skincare site The Motley in 2010, but then realized that they were missing some essential products. Port Products was launched to fill in the gaps, releasing a simple face wash, shaving cream, and moisturizer combo. Focusing on natural ingredients and botanicals, this daily moisturizer is fast-absorbing, immediately soothing irritation and leaving skin looking healthy. It also fights excess oil production, controls shine, and contains an anti-aging complex to ward off wrinkles and skin damage. Finally, this moisturizer features ginger root to fight blemishes. $32 from Amazon Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 20Kiehl’s is a perennial favorite with a reputation for straightforward, no-nonsense skincare. The brand’s classic Facial Fuel moisturizer goes high-octane with the addition of SPF 20 for further protection. It is also infused with vitamins C and E, chestnut extract, and soy, leaving skin feeling refueled, re-energized, and revitalized. Keep Your Face Fresh and Protected Using the Best Face Moisturizers with SPF $34 from Nordstrom How to Shave With a Straight Razor $20 from Mayron’s Goods + Supply Moisturize to decrease the signs of aging. Moisturize to keep your skin from getting too oily or too dry. Moisturize to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Moisturize — with the right product — to protect the face’s more delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Moisturize after shaving, which tends to dry skin.We can’t emphasize enough that, as part of a good cleansing and shaving regimen, moisturizing is one of the most important things a guy can do for his face … and probably one of the most overlooked. Don’t skip it! We know walking the aisles of any drug or department store (don’t even try googling the topic), can be overwhelming, so here’s a little guidance that lists some of our favorites to keep that face looking youthful and vibrant. Best Face Moisturizer for Men Lab Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion SPF 35We like Lab Series’ moisturizer first for its light weight — it goes on easy and doesn’t feel like you’re smearing on a thick layer of goo. Second, it has a built-in SPF of 35 to filter those UVA and UVB rays, meaning you don’t have to think about putting on sunblock again (unless, of course, you’re out in the elements all day, then, please reapply). Third, it’s high-tech, using Lab Series’s Hydra-Endure Technology, which helps skin absorb and retain vital hydration and even helps protect it from pollution. In fact, we love Lab Series Day Rescue so much, we chose it as the best face moisturizer in The Manual’s Grooming Awards 2019. 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits $35 from Kiehl’s The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About
Guest experts enhance small-ship adventure cruises Seattle, WA, August 13, 2019 — UnCruise Adventures, a small-ship adventure cruise line, announces theme cruisesfor the 2020 sailing season. Six ships offer themed departures on a variety of topics including birding, photography, wine and culinary, kids and families, and insider departures. Theme cruises provide added value and unequaled access to industry experts at no extra cost. Four birding cruises, three photography cruises, seven wine and culinary cruises, two family departures, and ten Insiders cruises comprise the theme schedule. Theme cruises will be offered in Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, and the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Each themed cruise welcomes curious guests and novices while providing rich, hands-on guidance for those interested in deeper learning. Hosts are passionate about their field and are eager to share their wisdom through experiential learning on and off the ship. Themed departures aim to enhance the pursuit of discovery and learning woven throughout every UnCruise. Select Alaska departures will host destination Insiders with an advanced knowledge of the area, its culture and its natural history. New for 2020, Insiders will also be on board for two-week sailings from Juneau to Seattle, providing interpretation and acumen through Alaska’s Inside Passage and the San Juan Islands. As part of the Insiders series, UnCruise CEO Dan Blanchard and Loyalty Manager Naomi Sture will also host a special “UnCruise Insiders” departure in Alaska celebrating the vibrant community of returning guests. Family-focused departures allow for dedicated kid-friendly activities and family fun in the outdoor playgrounds of Southeast Alaska and Mexico. On board the Wilderness Discoverer and Safari Endeavour, UnCruise youth-adventurist guide Erin Kirkland will lead the fun, inspiring young passengers with outdoor activities, games and interpretation. “Guest experts add to the experience of cruising by small ship,” said UnCruise Adventures CEO Dan Blanchard. “It’s an extra opportunity to learn even more about the places we’re exploring and interact with hand-picked experts who are deeply connected to that area or topic.” UnCruise Adventures’ fleet of boutique yachts and small ships carry 22-90 guests on adventure cruises in remote and scenic parts of the world. All adventure activities and shore excursions are included. Find more information on theme cruises online. To book or to request additional information, contact your travel agent or UnCruise Adventures at 888-862-8881 or [email protected]
Mohamed MasaauThere are worse ways to spend your days than living on a luxury yacht. Getting paid to live on a luxury yacht certainly isn’t one of them. Uber-luxe shopping site HushHush just announced that it’s in search of one very motivated Yacht Tester. The best part: No experience necessary.The Yacht Tester gig is exactly what it sounds like. One lucky self-employed applicant will be chosen to travel the world and spend a full week on each yacht that needs reviewing. The perks are obvious: living on some of the world’s most extravagant boats in exotic destinations. That includes eating, drinking, showering, and sleeping for a full week on each boat.However, HushHush makes clear that this is no free luxury vacation. The company is the self-described “world’s leading luxury shopping marketplace and VIP concierge service.” Think of it as Amazon for one-percenters. The goal of this position is to ensure that each boat is up to the site’s rigorous standards. They’re expecting their tester to verify that every last thing on board — bed frames, door knobs, showerheads, faucets, electrical outlets — is in impeccable order. The Yacht Tester is required to submit detailed reports and reviews of their findings for each boat knowing that HushHush’s clientele expects nothing less than the best.HushHush is now accepting applications and looking to hire ASAP. The brand is quick to point out that applicants need no previous sailing or hardcore boating experience, although that will clearly give them a leg up. They’re mainly interested in hard-working, flexible workers who are at least 21 years old, have a passport, and can travel extensively on short notice. The successful applicant will earn £1,000 (approximately USD $1,300) per yacht at the completion of each week. With the potential to review 50 yachts per year, that boils down to an annual salary of more than $60,000. You’ll need to bring your own sailor suit though.If you can’t commit to dropping everything for a year to travel the world (we can relate), but still want to play luxury yachtsman, Boatsetter lets you live out your one-percenter fantasies with hourly and daily yacht rentals. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Editors’ Recommendations The 200-Horsepower Vanquish Vanqraft VQ16 Is a Boat-Sized Jet Ski The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020
The Ultimate Brewery Tour of Austin, Texas 1 of 2 Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Previous St. Peter’s BreweryWell, folks, the time has come. The final episode of the nine-part Star Wars Skywalker saga — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — is set to be released on December 20, 2019, marking the end of the film franchise’s storied 42-year run. In lieu of this sad yet ultimately inevitable news, we are going to start seeing plenty of companies hop on the trend train to show their appreciation. On tap first we have craft brews inspired by the Death Star’s very own space soldiers for the likes of beer geeks and warsies everywhere: The Original Stormtrooper beer.What better way to end the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith than to celebrate with a drink? Besides, every knowledgeable Star Wars fan knows beer was consumed by many throughout the Galaxy.This isn’t the first time a Star Wars beer has been crafted, but it is the first line brewed by “an elite garrison of hop shock troops” stationed at St. Peter’s Brewery in Suffolk, England. The Original Stormtrooper beer collection features two action-ready, full-body brews that are a force to be reckoned with: Galactic Pale Ale and Lightspeed Pilsner.St. Peter’s BreweryThe Original Stormtrooper beer is not your average beer and film collaboration. Its inspiration stems from the epochal armor created by Shepperton Design Studio’s Andrew Ainsworth, seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. St. Peter’s Brewery also crafts its beer with some of the highest quality water out there. Drawn from the brewhouses own bore-hole, St. Peter’s delivers just the right amount of balanced minerals to ensure both a successful brew and excellent taste.Our favorite aspect of this collaboration, though, has to be the sensational promotion photos showing Stormtroopers brewing the beer themselves. Editors’ Recommendations St. Peter’s Brewery St. Peter’s Brewery Next America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Both brews are easy drinkers, topping out at just 4.2% alcohol by volume. The Galactic Pale Ale gives off a golden color, boasting semi-hoppy notes that are followed with bright punches of grapefruit, pine, and herbs. For the classic lager enthusiast, the silky Lightspeed Pilsner is a refreshing brew that utilizes imported Australian Galaxy and American Millenium hops to get its rich stone fruit and citrus aromatics.Each variety is available in eight-packs of bottles on Firebox for just $32 (if you’re looking for the most affordable and efficient method). And, if you wish to pick up some other merchandise from the collab, head on over to the Original Stormtrooper beer website for a selection of posters, pint glasses, and more. (Note: the beer cannot be shipped to the U.S. for now.) 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene
Editors’ Recommendations Previous Compass Compass 1 of 12 Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market It’s the zip code all ‘90s kids grew up wishing they were a part of. And while this home may not come with the drama of an episode of Beverly Hills 90210, it does come with the high-end luxury we expect to find in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the world. Take a look at North Canon Drive Residence — an ode to opulence.Everything about this estate is dramatic and over the top, but it’s exactly what you want a $45 million residence to be. There are the “standard” elements you find in a luxury home — a (hidden) sound-proof movie theater, a private gym, five bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and a guest house. While these may be “standard” in multi-million dollar estates, there’s nothing standard about the design.CompassWalking through the glass front doors, you are greeted by an entry with 14-foot ceilings. A courtyard encased in glass is the central anchor of the home. Done in a minimalist fashion, a single mature olive tree grows there, surrounded by a bench of marble. It’s a luxurious yet serene space and it sets the tone for the rest of the home.Throughout the residence, there is an ultra-contemporary design with traditional minimalist touches. Just don’t confuse minimalism with simple. There’s nothing simple about the custom 12 x 12-foot Hermes chandelier in the lounge, or the staircase wrapped in mirrored stainless steel. The stairway features a polished marble accent wall with the handrail carved into it and lined with LED lights, allowing it to glow at night.This type of high-end design is easy to find at a home located in the ultra-exclusive Flats neighborhood of Beverly Hills. However, this one, designed by Roman James, takes it to a whole new level. We’ve covered a range of multi-million-dollar estates that have hit the market in recent years, but this is the first to incorporate a Darwin system from Delos. Darwin does everything from automatically creating the right ambiance at bedtime to filtering the air and water. Compass Compass Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Compass Compass Compass Compass Compass While having a state-of-the-art home that can make you healthier just by being in it is pretty cool, the underground car court is what really has us drooling. Able to hold seven automobiles, the garage features a turntable in front of a 58-foot wrap-around projection screen. With highly polished black tile floors and dazzling lighting, calling this space a “garage” doesn’t do it justice.And that’s how it goes for every room in this 16,400-square-foot home. From the bespoke furnishings designed by Visionnaire Home to the infinity pool with swim-up bar, each space inside and out of North Canon Drive is deserving of a better name than simply “kitchen” or “bedroom.”Take for instance the “kitchen.” This isn’t just a space for cooking. It was designed by Fendi. The company only dipped its toe into the kitchen design pool late in 2018, making this one of the very first Fendi kitchens in the world. Meanwhile, the master suite is larger than many average American homes, spreading out across 3,000 square feet and featuring boutique-style walk-in closets and dual spa bathrooms.Dubbed a “wellness” estate, we’re pretty sure that just stepping foot into North Canon Drive Residence will have you feeling great.The property is listed by Sally Forster Jones, Janet Muradian, and Shauna Walters of Compass. Next Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat This Desert Oasis Is a Stylish Update on Classic Adobe Homes Compass The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Compass Compass
What is Marion Crepes?This patissirie has opened as a small crepe wagon in 1976. It was the first shop to sell crepes wrapped up in paper, and spread the culture of eating outside while walking around. When you walk among the Takeshita Street, you might see those people strolling with that Crepe. You can buy it at the “Marion Crepes”, the store of this blue sign board.Sweets of Japanese taste—-“Matcha” CrepeCrepe was originally imported from France, but it matches well with Japanese Green Tea “Matcha”. I personally recommend “Matcha-Kuromitsu(Green Tea & Brown Sugar Syrup)” and “Matca-Maron(Green Tea & Chestnut)”, for those “Matcha” was very moderately sweet and tasty. The saleslady said the “Banana Chcolate Special” and “Custard Chocolate Special” were the most popular. After receiving your order, they will make the crepe in front of you. Various fruits such as strawberries and bananas are wrapped up in the appetizing smell of burnt dough.Why not try out this famous Harajuku sweet “Marion Crepe”?Information【マリオンクレープ】[Marion Crepe]Address:1-6-15 Jingu-mae, Shibuya ward, TokyoPhone:03-3401-7297Open Hours:10:30~20:00Closed on Weekends and Holidays
Eating something delicious and cheap while strolling around an unknown area is part of the thrill of travel, isn’t it? If you want to experience this, the Yanaka Sendagi area in Tokyo is the place to go.Oden is a dish eaten especially in winter and is thought to warm the body. Visitors tasting this for the first time will be able to try ingredients found in traditional Japanese dishes like nerimono (fish paste in a ball shape), or rich dashi soup.We saw many couples choosing osozai (ready-made side dishes, usually consumed alongside rice) for their dinner. The dishes look delicious but be careful of the amount you take so you don’t overeat.Osozai is also popular with hungry students filling their growling stomachs.This is miso konnyaku. Miso is fermented soybean paste, and konnyaku is a jelly-like food made from konjac (a type of potato) flour. 2 sticks cost 100 yen. We recommend trying one!The atmosphere of the traditional Japanese shotengai, or shopping district puts visitors in the mood to shop and eat! The narrowness of the shops creates a comforting closeness between customers and the shopkeepers.As you take a break with a cup of coffee, feel free to leisurely stroll around town. You can find delicious coffee at Yanaka Coffee Shop, pictured above.The Yanaka Sendagi area offers a lot of alluring shops selling food and goods that you will want to line up for. Definitely take the time to visit and get a feel for the local community here.InformationYanaka Sendagi is located in the areas around the west exist of JR Nippori Station west exit and Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Sendagi Station.
If you just keep going straight along this shopping street for about eight minutes, you’ll arrive at Aoto Heiwa Park. It’s very easy to get to the park from the train station.Two Recommended Shops near the ParkSugito Senbei: Popular with All the Locals To the right of, and a little distance away from the orizuru glass display, is a cenotaph.An atomic bomb site stone is enshrined at this cenotaph. In 2012, this stone was inherited from a Buddhist temple, Tokaiji Temple, located in Tokyo’s Shinagawa ward. Putting the cenotaph and the stone in a public place for everyone, regardless of their religion, for many years was a deeply held wish by atomic bomb survivors and families of atomic bomb victims. Katsushika ward accepted their proposal and helped to make this wish become a reality.An Atomic Bomb Site Stone Donated by Tokaiji Temple To the right of the bricks there are stone remnants of the curb portion of Hiroshima city’s Miyuki Bridge. The bridge was located about 2.2 kilometers from the epicenter of the atomic bomb blast which occurred at 8:15 in the morning, August 6th, 1945. Shortly after the blast, many people crowded onto the bridge, and it was later referred to as the line between life and death, depending on whether one crossed or didn’t cross the bridge.With the rebuilding of the bridge years later, the Katsushika Association of Atomic Bomb Survivors inherited the stone remnants of the original bridge, and had them placed here in the park in a bridge-like arrangement. Visitors have access to the stones, so please feel free to touch them.Folded-Paper Cranes Made by Local Residents The statue of the young girl is surrounded by a fountain, which for the summer months only, becomes a children’s water playground. Right in front of this statue, a symbol for peace, there are remnants of buildings bombed in Nagasaki and Hiroshima on display.Bricks from a Private Home Bombed in Nagasaki Also, to the far left, there’s a collection of orizuru, or folded paper cranes (origami). These were made and donated by nursery school, elementary school and junior high school students, and also by staff from human welfare agencies in the Katsushika ward area. Attached to the various folded-paper cranes are tags showing the names of the different institutions which contributed to this display, making it evident that the promotion of peace is an integral part of the ward’s education policy.A Place for Worship Regardless of Religion To the right are remnants of a bridge’s curbstone. This bridge crossed over Hiroshima city’s Kyobashigawa river, and was located 2.3 kilometers from the epicenter of the atomic bomb blast. Exactly like Hiroshima’s Miyuki bridge, whose remnants lie in front of the statue of the girl, many bomb victims also rushed onto Kyobashi bridge amid all the confusion.Touching these stones, which have come from two separate bomb sites, is permitted. While touching these stones with your bare hands, it’s a good opportunity to take some time to think about the terrible destruction caused by the atomic bombs, and also about the events during that period in world history.You May Also Like:Hiroshima – Inside The Atomic Bomb DomeHiroshima Guide: Sightseeing Highlights, Cuisine And MoreHow To Travel From Tokyo To Hiroshima: A Thorough ComparisonNagasaki Guide: Places To Visit, Festivals, Dining and More!Ways To Travel To Nagasaki, The Doorway To KyushuWhat Kind of Town Is Aoto?While heading from Narita Airport to Ueno and Nippori, or going in the direction of Asakusa, travelers often make use of the Keisei Electric Railway Line. If you hop on board Keisei Electric Railway’s Limited Express Train there are no additional charges, so for 1030 yen you can make it all the way to Nippori Station. Here you can board the Yamanote Line, the train that does a loop around the central part of Tokyo. At less than half the price of the Skyliner (limited express fees) and the JR Narita Express, this is a very reasonable option.Keisei Electric Railway’s Limited Express Train only stops at a selected number of stations, and one of those is Aoto Station. It’s located in Katsushika ward, one of Tokyo’s traditional downtown areas, and the station itself is a hub that takes travelers to other parts of Tokyo. From Aoto Station, train lines branch out with one line taking passengers to the Ueno and Nippori station areas, and the other to the Oshiage (near Skytree) and Asakusa areas. The large number of people disembarking from the trains is one of the characteristics of Aoto Station.Aoto Heiwa Park, Close to Keisei Railway’s Aoto StationThere is only one ticket gate at Aoto Station making it easy to find one’s bearings. As soon as you pass through the ticket gate, turn right and go down the set of stairs. After you go down the stairs, you’ll see a lively shotengai, or shopping street, off to your right. Directly to the right side of the statue (while facing the statue), bricks from the gate of a minka (private home) are on display (Nagasaki atomic bomb brick). This home was located only one hundred ninety meters from ground zero, when the atomic bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on August 9th, 1945. These bricks have been encased in glass and are off limits due to their fragile state.Remnants from a Hiroshima Bridge To the right of this cenotaph, there’s a rock from the banks of a river that flowed right under ground zero of the Nagasaki atomic bomb blast. Since the stone was a mere one hundred metres from the blast’s epicenter, traces of infrared rays can be seen on the surface of the stone. It’s been said that many Nagasaki residents, whose bodies had been completely burned by the blast, were desperately seeking water and jumped into this river one after the other.A Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Site Stone Gifted by Todaiji Temple What is Aoto Heiwa Park (Peace Park)?Aoto Heiwa Park (Peace Park) in Tokyo’s Katsushika ward, was originally a typical park that you would find in any Japanese neighborhood. However, after Katsushika ward’s official declaration for peace and a nuclear-free world, the park became a place for the promotion of world peace. Located in the center of the park is the nuclear-free peace cenotaph, symbolized by a statue of a young girl releasing a dove into the sky.In the surrounding area, there’s a nursery school, public elementary school and other facilities, so this is a park where the sound of children’s voices can be heard. People walking their dogs and those coming to the park to exercise are also common sights. Aoto Peace Park View InformationparkRemnants from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Sites Diagonally across from Aoto Heiwa Park, there’s a ramen shop called JOMA, housed inside a prominent looking, black colored building. We’ve been told that teachers from the local schools often come here to eat, on days when the school lunch isn’t served. For only 500 yen you can eat shoyu ramen, and the shop also has miso, shio (salt) and tsukemen, to name just a few other varieties. JOMA View InformationrestaurantYou May Also Like:The King of Refreshing Ramen: AFURIPopular Around The World! Ichiran’s Natural Tonkotsu RamenIn ClosingSo how was that? Going for a stroll through Aoto Heiwa Park while reflecting on the importance of world peace, is a precious experience you can have here in Japan. On your next jaunt to Tokyo, make a stopover at Aoto Station and visit the park, and enjoy a leisurely walk through the neighborhood. After about three minutes of walking as you head from Aoto Station to Aoto Heiwa Park, Sugito Senbei, a senbei shop with a ninety year history, comes into view. The rice cracker dough, which takes three weeks to make, is then deep-fried in the back of the shop’s premises. The most popular item in the shop is age-kakimochi, which retails at 400 yen for one bag. This store is so popular that senbei fans often make a special trip here from far away, so we recommend buying some for a souvenir. 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by かがみ～Mount Fuji – Sacred Place and Source of Artistic InspirationNo other mountain in Japan is higher than Mount Fuji (3776 m). With its perfect shape and view, no wonder why it has been loved by the Japanese. Depending on the time you visit, you will be able to see different facets of Mount Fuji.by Hideo by nekotankSacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain RangeIf you want to see beautiful cherry blossom, Mount Yoshino is a famous spot. This World Heritage site spreads across three prefectures. Kumano kodo is a famous path that is surrounded by wonderful nature connecting three shrines: Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine, Nachi Taisha Shrine, and Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine.by amesuke by Hidetsugu Tonomura by DVIDSHUB by Ippei & Janine Naoi by Hiroaki Kaneko by Roberto Maxwell by Kentaro Ohno by Agustin Rafael ReyesThe Kingdom of Ryukyu Gusuku Sites in OkinawaLocated in Okinawa prefecture, this site consists of nine castles and other ruins. Okinawa was an independent kingdom known as the Ryukyu Kingdom before its integration within Japan in the Meiji period (1868 – 1912). It was a kingdom with a rich, unique culture. Gusuku, the name of the Okinawa Castle, is actually a word in the Okinawan dialect, which is very different from standard Japanese.by Kazuhiro Tsugita by PYONKO OMEYAMA by Shinichi Morita by Matt MalcomsonShiretoko in HokkaidoShiretoko is a peninsula located in northeastern Hokkaido. There are five beautiful lakes surrounded by the forest. The clear and beautiful reflection of the Shiretoko mountain is reflected on the surface of the lakes, creating a mesmerizing landscape. It snows especially heavy in the winter, but snow makes the place even more beautiful.by Mr Hicks46 by pha phaHiraizumi in Iwate PrefectureIn Hiraizumi, Iwate prefecture, there are many temples and ruins showing the prosperity of the Fujiwaras clan, who were very influential in the Heian era (794 – 1185). Hiraizumi was registered as a cultural World Heritage site in 2011.by @yb_woodstock by ChunHsin Chu by Travel-PictureOgasawara Islands,The Ogasawara Islands form an amazingly beautiful volcanic island chain. The chain consists of around 30 islands and only Chichijima (Father Island) and Hahajima (Mother Island) are inhabited. This archipelago belongs to Tokyo administratively, but the quality of the air, the sounds, and the seashore scenery are definitely different from central Tokyo. by Travis by Douglas Sprott by imp98 by Antti T. Nissinen by hoge asdfWhat do you think of these places? There might be places that you have already visited or some that you have not even heard of. But our guess is that you are already making some new travel plans by now! by Sendai BlogIwami Ginzan Silver Mine in ShimaneIwami Ginzan in Shimane prefecture was a silver mine from 1526 to 1923. For nearly 400 years, it was the largest silver mine in Japan. Since the Meiji era, its main production was switched from silver to copper according to some records.by Hiroaki Kaneko by double-h by Naoya Fujii Following our previous article on Japan’s world heritage sites, we will introduce the places in Japan that were registered as UNESCO World Heritage sites between 1999 and 2013.The Shrines and Temples of Nikko, TochigiBuilt in 1617, Nikko Toshogu is one of Japan’s most elegant shrines. This shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate who ruled Japan during the Edo period (1603 – 1868). There are various kinds of wooden animal statues, among which the three monkeys are especially well-known.by Andrea Schaffer
12 October 2009The senior United Nations envoy in Iraq has voiced concern about the country’s election laws, saying they lack clarity just three months before parliamentary polls are slated to be held. Ad Melkert, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued a statement yesterday in which he called on Iraq’s Council of Representatives to revise the legal framework for the elections.“Holding parliamentary elections on 16 January appears to be something that is strongly desired by the people of Iraq, will be a vital milestone for Iraq’s democratization process, and called for by the Iraq constitution,” he said, according to a press release issued by UNAMI in Baghdad.Last week the Council of Representatives delayed a decision on the election laws amid disagreement over several aspects of proposed amendments and a desire of some parliamentary members to evaluate the performance of the Independent High Election Commission (IHEC), which is tasked with staging the polls.But Mr. Melkert said the evaluation of IHEC’s performance since 2008 should not be undertaken until after the results of next January’s elections are announced.“UNAMI believes that significant changes to the institutional set-up in IHEC would severely disrupt the ongoing electoral preparations to the point that it would not be possible to hold credible elections until a considerably later date.”Mr. Melkert stressed that he is optimistic that IHEC can organize credible elections in January “that will be broadly accepted by all political factions and the Iraqi voters.”But he added that preparations will have to be accelerated in several areas for this to be achieved and the Government also needs to step up its support of IHEC.
5 January 2011The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur today welcomed the release of one of its staff members who was kidnapped in the strife-torn Sudanese region three months ago. Istvan Papp, who was released earlier today, appeared to be “unharmed and in good health,” the mission, known as UNAMID, stated in a news release. Mr. Papp, a national of Hungary, was transported upon his release to El Fasher, the North Darfur capital where the mission is headquartered, for a medical examination, and was then taken to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. “We are thankful to have our colleague back with us, safe and sound,” said the Joint Special Representative and head of UNAMID, Ibrahim Gambari.Mr. Papp was abducted along with two other peacekeepers from their residence in El Fasher on 7 October by gunmen who left in a UNAMID vehicle. The other two staff members managed to escape from the moving vehicle.A total of 10 UNAMID peacekeepers have been abducted since 2008, when the mission began its mandate to protect civilians in Darfur. At least 300,000 people have been killed and 2.7 million driven from their homes as a result of the fighting that has ravaged the region over the past seven years.“The mission shall not be deterred by such acts of violence and criminal activities against its peacekeepers, and calls on the Government of the Sudan to bring the perpetrators to justice,” UNAMID stated.
Ohio State freshman back Juliette Dusquene shoots a penalty during the Buckeyes’ 1-0 loss to Michigan on Sept. 22. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State field hockey team (6-6, 0-4 Big Ten) fell to No. 5 Penn State Nittany Lions (11-2, 4-1 Big Ten) 3-0 as junior midfielder Gini Bramley’s two goals boosted the Nittany Lions Friday afternoon at Buckeye Varsity Field.The Nittany Lions controlled the pace and the ball for most of the game, showing why they’re one of the top teams in the country. Ohio State struggled offensively as it only managed seven shots, six of which came in the first half, and frequently turned the ball over. “We were not taking care of the ball,” head coach Jarred Martin said. “They are a fast team with good players up front and we started playing too much defense.”The game was even to start out, but a breakthrough came after Ohio State freshman back Juliette Duquesne was given a green card three minutes in. The Nittany Lions were able to use the extra body to put in the first goal of the game when Bramley was able to slot the ball past senior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro in a one-on-one situation.The Buckeyes tried to recover with three penalty corners over the next 10 minutes, but all shots were denied by junior goalkeeper Jenny Rizzo. With more than four minutes left in the half, Bramley netted her second goal of the game after junior forward Moira Putsch’s cross snuck past Tamburro and Bramley slammed it into the open net. The Buckeyes went into the half down 2-0 while being outshot 9-6. Penn State imposed their will on the Buckeyes in the second half. They spent much of the 35 minutes in possession of the ball on Ohio State’s half of the field.Penn State struck the final blow to the Buckeyes with 10 minutes left with as junior midfielder/forward Aurellia Meijer sent a pristine cross to Putsch who fired a laser of a shot into the back of the net. “They came out pretty strong and played a little bit smarter than we did,” Tamburro said.The Buckeyes offensive woes were evident, as the first shot for them in the half didn’t come until inside the last two minutes of the game. Martin said that the team can’t afford any mental mistakes in marquee games like Friday’s.Tamburro saved 10 of the Nittany Lions’ 14 shots on goal.“We gotta make sure we stay mentally focused in the game when we play against these good teams,” Martin said. “We know we can compete.”Ohio State plays the Cal Golden Bears Sunday as part of the Buckeye Invitational.
← Previous Story Anita Bulat from Podravka moves to Viborg Next Story → No winner in Serbian “Eternal derby” handball russiaLadalada togliattirussiaRussia handballRussian handballtogliattizvenigorodzvezdaZvezda Zvenigorod In the big derby in female Russian handball, Lada Togliatti took the early lead in the first half, playing nicely in the attack, but also conceding lots of goals in a fast-paced game. Zvezda Zvenigorod showed that they are major title contenders this season and lowered the lead to bearable 17:15 at halftime for Lada Togliatti. In the second half the small lead was being kept with constant goal-for-goal play, in the 55th minute the score stands at 29:26 with the home team making 2:0 run and a suspension for the visitors. Until the end the lead is only extended, 31:27 for Lada.Lada Togliatti now joins Rostov and HC Dinamo on the top of the league with 8 points, with Lada having played a game more.
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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy speaking ahead of his address to the ICSH AGM today. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy speaking ahead of his address to the ICSH AGM today. http://jrnl.ie/4077000 Jun 18th 2018, 2:58 PM 59 Comments Short URL By Cormac Fitzgerald Share113 Tweet Email And we need to do that with the Oireachtas working with us to make sure that any legislation that comes forward our focus can be actually on measures that will help build homes and not on unnecessary distractions.Murphy said that the issue wasn’t about him, and that it was important instead to “focus on the work”.“I’m getting houses built and everything that we see in terms of supply indicators show that there are dramatic increases in housing supply happening,” he said.All of the data points to that. My job as minister is to drive that work and make sure that we get those houses completed and get people into those new homes.“This isn’t about me, this was never about me. This is about getting houses built.”CSO housing building Last week, Murphy and the government came in for more criticism after the CSO revealed that the number of new houses built in 2017 was lower than was previously reported.The ICSH is the representative body for a large number of approved housing bodies (AHBs). It’s annual report for last year showed that one third (2,330 homes) of all social housing was provided by social housing charities last year.Meanwhile, over 28,000 tenancies from over 300 housing associations were registered with the RTB.The group took the opportunity of its AGM to call for a new national support scheme to assist older people moving to supported housing and not just nursing homes. Monday 18 Jun 2018, 2:58 PM 16,046 Views ‘An unnecessary distraction’: Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over ‘potentially reckless behaviour’ Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks. HOUSING MINISTER EOGHAN Murphy has criticised Sinn Féin after the party backed out of tabling a motion of no confidence in him.Murphy described Sinn Féin threatening the motion as an “unnecessary distraction” and “potentially reckless behaviour”, while speaking to reporters today.Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.Last week, the party unveiled a new billboard which took aim at Murphy specifically for what it deemed his failure to get a handle on the housing and homelessness crisis in the year he’s been in office.“If you look at the billboard it was a list of things the minister hasn’t delivered on. It was the list of the increasing rates of child homelessness, pensioner homelessness, zero affordable homes, glacial delivery of social homes and increasing rents and house prices,” Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said last week.However, the party announced at their Ard Fheis over the weekend that they would not be presenting the motion before the summer recess.Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the party would use its one opportunity of Private Members’ Business before the summer to put down a motion on hospital waiting lists next week instead.Murphy’s response Speaking to reporters today at the AGM of the Irish Council for Social Housing, Murphy said that Fine Gael’s focus was on “fixing the housing sector” and “getting thousands of homes built”.“[It’s] an unnecessary distraction when you look at it. After what’s happened towards the end of the week. And potentially reckless behaviour,” he said.“Our focus as a government is on fixing the housing sector and getting thousands of homes built and that’s exactly what is happening. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
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Perhaps lady liberty could begin searching for her tissue box. directed by Damien Chazelle, It was speculated that the ‘Haider’ star will tie the knot on June 10 with his Delhi-based fiancee Mira Rajput. 25,and developing exhibits that challenge our current understanding and generate debate),pride of India?so long as this claim is made on the basis of what it provides to Indians and not on the basis of what it collects of India Indiaafter allis hardly a relic and its history is being made every day its time the National Museum engaged these present concerns The writer is a museum studies scholar [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 25 2016 4:50 am The next meeting of the PU Syndicate will be held on May 1 Express Archives Related News AFTER STUDENTS of Panjab University wrote to the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) for implementation of a reservation policy for SC/ST candidates in the university’s executive bodies PU Chancellor and Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari has sought a report on the implementation of the university’s reservation policy As per the letter the university is required to submit a detailed report on the percentage of reservation currently being given to SC/ST candidates during employment admission and in the university’s governing bodies In the next meeting of the PU Syndicate on May 1 the issue will now be addressed before a reply is sent to the Chancellor’s office A special committee has now been constituted by the varsity to look into the implementation of the 2006 UGC Guidelines for provision of reservation to SC/ST students and teachers in the Panjab University Senate and Syndicate The UGC policy mandates reservation for SC/ST candidates during admission and recruitment for the university teaching staff Additionally reservation must also be provided in all governing and executive bodies of universities For admission and employment 15 per cent reservation is applicable for Scheduled Castes and 75 per cent reservation for Scheduled Tribes Share This Article Related Article As per a legal notice sent to PU by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2009 the university was directed to create 25 per cent reservation for SC/ST candidates in all its governing bodies After the varsity received the complaint then a committee was formed under the then university Vice-Chancellor R C Sobti but no action was initiated “We do have a reservation policy in place during admission and employment However SC/ST candidates do not have reservation in the Senate or Syndicate as of now Currently we have a system where nominations are made in the governing bodies for candidates coming from these backgrounds ie there is a representation from SC/ST candidates in the Senate and Syndicate Now that the issue has been highlighted the university needs some clarity on the terms ‘representation’ and ‘reservation’ which is why the issue is being tabled in front of the university Syndicate in its next meeting” a member of the special committee told Chandigarh Newsline The issue regarding reservation in the university’s governing bodies came to light in March again when a few students of PU wrote to the MHRD and Department of Social Justice and Empowerment seeking implementation of a reservation policy ahead of the Senate polls which are scheduled to be held in August this year The students had highlighted that the PU authorities had released the official schedule of the Senate Polls 2016 without adopting the UGC guidelines for reservation of SC/ST candidates in the university’s governing bodies WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: August 6 2016 12:03 pm The qualifying round for the pursuit will be held next Thursday (Source: AP photo) Top News Italy were awarded Russia’s place in the Olympic men’s cycling team pursuit competition on Friday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected the appeal by three Russian riders who were ruled ineligible by the sport’s governing body Dmitry Sokolov Dmitry Strakhov and Kiril Sveshnikov were ruled out by the UCI after being named in the McLaren report that exposed extensive state-sponsored doping and cover-ups of positive tests in Russia Their appeal to CAS was rejected on Friday opening the way for Italy who finished fourth in the world championships in March smashing their national record to replace them “We’re very happy with this call-up but we’re a little bit sorry that it has come at the last minute and that the lads haven’t had the chance to prepare themselves and aren’t in top condition” Gianluca Valoti director sportive of three of the riders’ pro team Colpack told Cycling Weekly “This was a rest period for our riders Simone Consonni and Filippo Ganna were training at Sestriere to get ready for their next races on the road” The qualifying round for the pursuit will beheld next Thursday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: December 26 2015 12:06 am “Bipasha will narrate the show There will be a creative director to oversee the show as a whole” the source said Related News She has been part of supernatural movies like “Raaz” “Creature 3D” and “Alone” but now Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu is said to have signed up to make her TV debut with an upcoming horror mini-series “Darr Sabko Lagta Hai” According to a source the show is a TV mini-series in the horror genre and will be narrated by the actress “Bipasha will narrate the show There will be a creative director to oversee the show as a whole But different directors will helm different episodes The series is going to be episodic and will see a host of horror stories that will play out week after week” the source said Share This Article Related Article The show will be aired on 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