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Kenya Orchards Limited (ORCH.ke) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSeed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSeed Co International Limited is one of the leading certified seed companies authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in its markets. From years of intensive investment in R&D, the Company is involved in the breeding, multiplication and distribution of mainly hybrid seed varieties. Seed Co International Limited is primarily listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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New Zealand v Ireland: 2nd Test preview

first_imgNew Zealand v Ireland, Saturday 16 June, 8.35am BST, Christchurch, Live on Sky Sports 2 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bright spark: New Zealand scrum-half Aaron Smith flummoxes the Irish defence at Eden Park last SaturdayBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIRELAND ENDURED a miserable evening at Eden Park last weekend, the All Blacks running in five tries in a comprehensive 42-10 win to ensure their unbeaten run against the men in green remained intact.It may have been New Zealand’s first outing since the World Cup final last October and they may have capped three new players, but they still looked far and away the best side in the world. They just have that innate ability to consistently churn out performances of the highest standard. So are there any glimmers of hope for the Irish in Christchurch on Saturday?Strength in depth: Adam ThomsonChanging of the guardNew Zealand have made only one change to the side from the first Test, Adam Thomson replacing the injured Victor Vito. He’s been in great form in this year’s Super Rugby so they are unlikely to lose anything there. In fact, Ireland may find it tougher at the breakdown.Declan Kidney has brought in four new players to the starting line-up. Andrew Trimble adds his considerable experience to the wing with Simon Zebo dropping to the bench and his defensive attributes will need to come to the fore. Gordon D’Arcy is also likely to bolster Ireland’s defensive line, which was caught out a few times in Auckland, but they will miss the creative edge Keith Earls (injured) provided at 12 last week.Up front, Mike Ross has proved his fitness and replaces Declan Fitzpatrick, who held up well against Tony Woodcock. Ross will be looking to gain an edge at scrum time for Ireland, while flanker Kevin McLaughlin will add a more athletic presence at the lineout and in the loose.The key axisNew Zealand’s half-back pairing of Dan Carter and Aaron Smith stood out last week. They may be at opposite ends of their careers but they linked superbly and completely dictated the game. Smith’s service was sublime and he timed his runs perfectly, while Carter was able to mix up the game with floated passes, various kicks and the odd break too.If Ireland are to avoid another heavy defeat they must put far more pressure on these two. Sean O’Brien needs to get in their faces and give them less time to make those important decisions. Do that, and the All Blacks’ game will be disrupted. NOT FOR FEATURED center_img 15 and fabulous: can Rob Kearney get Ireland’s attack firing?Emotional edgeIt’s a sellout in Christchurch as Test rugby returns to the city for the first time since the earthquake. Not only will that create an emotionally-charged atmosphere in the crowd but the All Blacks will have that extra grain of motivation to secure another victory.Brian O’Driscoll’s side will be highly motivated themselves as Ireland are still searching for that first win over New Zealand and they need to show a little more ferocity than last week. The intent was there in Auckland but the accuracy wasn’t – and they need to up their physicality in attack and defence.VerdictUnfortunately for Ireland I can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel – I think it’ll be another defeat but maybe not quite as heavy: a 25-point winning margin for the ABs. NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg; Zac Guildford, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea; Daniel Carter, Aaron Smith; Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Adam Thomson, Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read.Replacements: Hikawera Elliot, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Sam Cane, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben SmithIRELAND: Rob Kearney; Fergus McFadden, Brian O’Driscoll (captain), Gordon D’Arcy, Andrew Trimble; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Dan Tuohy, Donnacha Ryan, Kevin McLaughlin, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: Sean Cronin, Declan Fitzpatrick, Donncha O’Callaghan, Peter O’Mahony, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Simon Zebo.last_img read more

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Canada: Resource extraction is the ‘critical justice issue of our…

first_imgResource extraction is “the critical justice issue of our time,” Jennifer Henry, executive director of the Canadian ecumenical justice group, KAIROS, tells the Joint Assembly. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] Joint Assembly members were challenged on July 4 to think beyond the economic impact of resource extraction and to consider its “life and death” impact on indigenous communities in Canada and overseas and on the earth’s “ecological integrity.”Members were presented a proposed joint resolution that would commit both the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) to advocate for “responsible resource extraction” by Canadian mining companies and to support affected communities in demanding their right to “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” with respect to resource extraction, among others. The assembly is to act on the motion July 5.For Canadian especially, resource extraction is “the critical justice issue of our time,” said Jennifer Henry, executive director of the Canadian ecumenical justice group, KAIROS, who addressed the assembly. “We have a tremendous impact on earth and all that’s in it.”Canada is home to 75 per cent of the world’s mining and mineral exploration companies, and its stock exchanges trade 40 per cent of the world’s mineral exploration capital, Sara Stratton, KAIROS education and campaigns co-ordinator, also told the assembly. In 2011, resource extraction accounted for 11 per cent of Canadian GDP, up from six per cent in 2001, said Stratton.Mining is both a daunting and controversial issue, but it is one that churches must engage with “because those [with] whom we are one body in Christ are asking us to make the connections between the fuel we have in our vehicles, the money we make from our investments…and the serious human rights violations and ecological displacement” that result from them, said Henry.  “Our neighbours near and far are seeking for a response.” She also cited the biblical imperative of transforming unjust structures of society and safeguarding “the integrity of creation.”Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson both spoke of the need to act on the issue.“We are all in this together,” said Johnson, adding that the challenge before members is “how to reduce consumption and help generate solutions.”Hiltz said the abuses are “human tragedies from which we cannot turn our eyes away or close our ears.”Stratton and Henry showed photos and videos that demonstrated the impact of mining by Canadian companies in Ecuador, El Salvador, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in some of Canada’s indigenous territories.They include the killing of local activists opposed to mining─allegedly by paramilitary groups supported by companies─the rape of women in communities struggling with mineral wealth conflict, cyanide leaching that has polluted drinking water,  and the displacement of communities from land they consider sacred. In Canada, First Nations people have not seen the economic benefits promised them by some resource explorations, and they now worry about the loss of their traditional livelihood, said Stratton.“The cost for materials that go into our cell phones” and other objects “are enormous,” added Stratton.What the snapshots of experiences convey is the reality that “resource companies are able to change environmental law, and work their way around constitutional responsibilities and human rights,” particularly in countries with less rigourous legal systems, said Henry. Some victims have sought accountability in Canadian courts but have had no luck, she added.  Henry urged the assembly to ask, “Is this living with respect? Is this right relations? Is this our biblical mandate?”Before the resolution was presented, Stratton led the assembly in a simple exercise that was meant to bring the issue home. She asked members to take out of their pockets, hands and vestments “anything that was derived from resource extraction” and to consider what these objects mean to them and reflect on where they came from. In most cases, people don’t know where they come from or whether what they possess is made with conflict-free minerals, she said.Johnson, for her part, spoke about the “stories of impact, the struggles to secure safe water” when she visited communities affected by resource extraction in Argentina and Colombia. “Their problems are our problems,” she said, noting Canada’s long history of resource extraction and its strong participation in the global mining economy. “We have a particular calling on what it means for resource extraction to be responsible, ethical and fair.”At the last Sacred Circle of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, Johnson said she heard testimonies of aboriginal people’s “deep connection to land” and how “the choices we make about how we engage with land and resources” affect them in many ways.Hiltz spoke about the “moral responsibility” that people of faith have to protect and uphold the environment. Responsible resource extraction calls for compliance with international standards of environmental practices and declared human rights conventions, he said. It means that companies must respect the right of communities to free, prior and informed consent with regard to resource extraction, and they must pay attention to methods that are “least destructive to ecological balance,” and the condition of land, waterways and air after they leave a community. It also calls on churches and all members of society to be accountable for their own behaviour and consider “how lives are devastated” to meet their own personal demands for goods.Approving the motion is “about doing our part to bring about those very things for which we pray,” said the primate. “May we discover new ways of sharing the goods of the earth, of struggling against exploitation, greed and lack of concern.” Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ecumenical & Interreligious Featured Events Canada Joint Assembly, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canada: Resource extraction is the ‘critical justice issue of our time’ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Marites N SisonPosted Jul 5, 2013 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

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Enseñar a obispos a ser obispos

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Submit a Job Listing Enseñar a obispos a ser obispos El Colegio para Obispos enfrenta un momento de cambio e interrogantes Associate Rector Columbus, GA House of Bishops Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 23, 2017 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Uno de los objetivos del Colegio para Obispos es relacionar a los nuevos obispos. Gretchen Rehberg, obispa de la Diócesis de Spokane (ordenada el 18 de marzo), a la izquierda; DeDe Duncan-Probe, obispa de la Diócesis de Nueva York Central (ordenada el 3 de diciembre) y Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, obispa de la Diócesis de Indianápolis (ordenada el 29 de abril) departen después del almuerzo del 14 de junio. Ellas estaban en el Centro de Retiro Roslyn, en Richmond, Virginia, para la sesión de 2017 de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de tres años del Colegio para la formación de nuevos obispos. Foto de  Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] ¿Cómo uno aprende a ser obispo? Durante la mayor parte de la vida de la Iglesia Episcopal, los nuevos obispos aprendían a desempeñar su trabajo con poca o ninguna ayuda externa.Sólo en los últimos 24 años la Iglesia ha tenido un proceso formal para tal aprendizaje. Ese proceso, dirigido por el Colegio para Obispos, está a punto de someterse a una importante transición.El obispo F. Clayton Matthews, que dirige el colegio en su papel de jefe de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral del Obispo Primado, se jubilará el 30 de junio. Él ha desempeñado ese papel desde 1998.En 2004, Matthews dirigió la formación del programa de tres años para nuevos obispos, conocido como Viviendo Nuestros Votos [Living Our Vows]. El colegio brinda también educación continua a todos los obispos. Viviendo Nuestros Votos se creó luego de un estudio de varios años sobre las necesidades de los obispos. El programa resultante está concebido para ayudar a los obispos a crecer espiritual y vocacionalmente y en “su capacidad de proporcionar el tipo de liderazgo que la Iglesia necesita para la misión de Jesús a la cual somos llamados”, dijo el obispo primado Michael Curry.El Colegio para Obispos dejará la oficina de desarrollo pastoral junto con Matthews cuando este se jubile. Él le informará a Curry y dirigirá la misión de formación del Colegio por otros dos años como un cargo de jornada parcial.El obispo Todd Ousley  de Michigan Oriental sucede a Matthews como jefe de la oficina de desarrollo pastoral el 5 de julio. Esa oficina continuará apoyando a la Cámara de Obispos y al Obispo Primado respecto al cuidado pastoral de los obispos, sus familias y los sistemas diocesanos; y mediando en los asuntos disciplinarios del Título IV [de los Cánones de la Iglesia].El Colegio para Obispos ha sido parte de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral hasta ahora. Sin embargo, su estatus dentro de la estructura de gobierno de la Iglesia Episcopal cambió en 2010. La Cámara de Obispos votó por unanimidad incorporarlo como una entidad separada sin fines de lucro. Matthews explicó que el Colegio pertenece ahora a la Cámara de Obispos y, según dijo, cuenta con una dotación de $6 millones.Todos los cambios advienen mientras el Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Episcopado contempla la elección, nombramiento, papeles a desempeñar y responsabilidades de los obispos de la Iglesia. La Convención General solicitó el estudio en 2015. Y también comisionó al equipo de trabajo con proponer a la Convención de 2018 un nuevo proceso para el discernimiento, la nominación, la formación, la búsqueda, la elección y transición de obispos.Algunos miembros del Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Episcopado cuestionan la propiedad del Colegio y el hecho de que informe directamente al Obispo Primado.Participantes en la sesión de 2017 de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de formación de tres años del Colegio de Obispos para los nuevos obispos, debaten (por teleconferencia) la investigación de la autora Donna Hicks sobre el papel de la dignidad en la solución de conflictos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Viviendo Nuestros Votos —que a veces se le ha llamado en la Iglesia “la Escuela de Obispos Bebés”— consiste fundamentalmente de una reunión anual “en residencia”. Algunas de las clases que se ofrecen durante la semana están orientadas a si el participante es un obispo de primero, segundo o tercer año. Cubren toda una gama que va desde derecho canónico hasta el adiestramiento de liderazgo y las relaciones con la prensa. Los obispos intercambian información entre sí sobre incidentes que han ocurrido en sus diócesis, ofreciéndolos como una oportunidad de aprendizaje para todos.Una sesión llamada “Sombreros y Bastones” enseña a los obispos a manejar sus mitras y báculos, y cuándo hacerlo. Hay una sesión sobre las liturgias del Libro de Oración Común en que sólo un obispo preside: la confirmación y las ordenaciones.Algunos obispos escuchan, el 14 de junio, mientras Mary Kostel, consejera especial del Obispo Primado sobre litigios de propiedades y disciplina, explica el canon correspondiente a la disciplina del clero de la Iglesia Episcopal, conocido como Título IV. La sesión fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de formación de tres años que Colegio de Obispos les ofrece a los nuevos obispos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La formación de una comunidad es otro objetivo de Viviendo Nuestros Votos. A partir de una reunión de nuevos obispos y sus cónyuges cada enero, el Colegio relaciona a los nuevos obispos elegidos por esa misma época.  Algunas de las llamadas “clases” son grandes —la de 2017 tiene 12 asistentes— mientras otras son pequeñas, como la Clase de 2015 con sólo cuatro personas. Veinticinco obispos participaron en la sesión de 2017, que tuvo lugar del 12 al 16 de junio en el Centro de Retiro Roslyn, en Richmond, Virginia.“Te das cuenta que no estás sola”, dijo la Rvdma.. Gretchen Rehberg, que se convirtió en la obispa de Spokane a mediados de marzo. El programa, contó ella, está empezando a enseñarle a quien acudir en busca de ayuda en el desempeño de lo que ella definió como “un empleo singular”.Rafael Morales Maldonado, el obispo electo de Puerto Rico, dijo que su primera sesión  de Viviendo Nuestros Votos llega en un momento “providencial”. Él será ordenado obispo el 22 de julio.La Clase de 2017 incluye también a obispos y obispos electos de [las diócesis de] Nueva York Central, Indianápolis, Indiana Norte, Pensilvania, Los Ángeles, Spokane y Carolina del Norte Occidental, así como al obispo de los ministerios federales de la Iglesia y tres provenientes de Toronto en la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá. Esa diversidad es “un tesoro para mí”, dijo Morales.“En muchos casos, sus experiencias [de los obispos] son semejantes, pero en diferentes contextos”, señaló.Daniel Gutiérrez, obispo de la Diócesis de Pensilvania, centro izquierda, comparte una sonrisa con John Taylor, obispo coadjutor electo de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles, durante el estudio bíblico del 14 de junio que fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos. El presentador Matthew Sheep (con la camisa a rayas), Russell Kendrick, obispo de Costa del Golfo Central (con camisa azul pálido de espaldas a la cámara), Patrick Bell, obispo de Oregón Oriental y Carl Wright, obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales, también formaron parte del grupo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Bruce Myers, obispo de Quebec, en la Clase de 2016, representa una tendencia creciente para el colegio: la acogida a obispos de otras partes de la Comunión Anglicana. Actualmente, hay cuatro obispos canadienses que participan. Y la sesión en [el Centro de Retiro] Roslyn fue la última para David Alvarado, obispo de El Salvador de la Provincia Anglicana de América Central.Myers dijo que el colegio le está brindando “alguna formación deliberada acerca de en qué consiste llegar a ser un obispo y servir en el orden de los obispos”. Esa labor tiene lugar con los obispos canadienses que asisten al programa (no existe ese entrenamiento en Canadá), como con los obispos de la Iglesia episcopal.“En un sentido, este es un lugar muy nivelador y [en él] encontramos el terreno común de nuestro ministerio episcopal”, afirmó.Viviendo Nuestros Votos asocia a los nuevos obispos con un obispo “compañero mentor”. El de Myers es el obispo Steve Lane de Maine, cuya diócesis tiene una frontera común con Quebec.Los obispos canadienses podrían, dijo él, aportar al colegio “una mirada de una Iglesia que es semejante en muchos sentidos, que comparte un territorio común y contextos comunes de muchas maneras, pero que acaso se enfrenta con esas realidades de modos ligeramente diferentes debido a nuestras circunstancias”, puntualizó.Por ejemplo, el legado abusivo del sistema de escuelas internas obliga a la Iglesia de Myers a encontrar medios para “andar junto a los anglicanos indígenas y a los canadienses indígenas de fuera de la Iglesia de maneras significativas y adecuadas”. Ese trabajo podría ser un ejemplo para los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, señaló él.Alan Gates, obispo de la Diócesis de Massachusetts, habla con el obispo  Bishop F. Clayton Matthews, a la derecha, y con el obispo sufragáneo jubilado Terry Dance, de la Diócesis de Hurón de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá, durante un estudio bíblico el 14 de junio que fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.El obispo de Massachusetts Alan Gates, que terminó Viviendo Nuestros Votos con la reciente sesión, dijo que el Colegio es valioso en dos sentidos. Primero es el contenido. “No hay ningún adiestramiento para obispos antes de una elección porque nuestra política y nuestra teología sugieren que no sabemos de antemano quién será llamado a ser obispo”, dijo él.Segundo, agregó, “sería difícil sobreestimar la importancia” de la creación de redes de apoyo, e hizo notar que muchos obispos trabajan solos en sus diócesis sin obispos sufragáneos o auxiliares.“Ha sido ampliamente tergiversada como una especie de actitud exclusiva que los obispos sientan la necesidad de pasar más tiempo juntos”, dijo él. “Pero, para mí, eso no es la fuerza impulsora. En verdad es un deseo de ese tipo de apoyo, de conocer y de ser conocidos por otros que se enfrentan a estos retos particulares”.La colegiatura en la Cámara de Obispos es uno de los objetivos del Colegio. En una entrevista con Episcopal News Service (que puede verse aquí), Matthews dijo que la atmósfera de la Cámara cuando él comenzó su trabajo era “tóxica” y de “total desconfianza”. Eso partía fundamentalmente del amplio debate denominacional acerca de la plena inclusión de las personas LGBT en la vida de la Iglesia, afirmó.“Tuvimos que crear una atmósfera en la que hubiera, dentro de la Cámara, más respeto para el contexto en el que los obispos trabajaban”, añadió.El Obispo Primado dijo que el plan está funcionando. “Lo he visto en los 17 años en que he sido obispo”, dijo. “He presenciado un auténtico desarrollo y un auténtico crecimiento en nuestra capacidad de ser una comunidad de obispos y cónyuges que es genuina y verdadera”.“He visto el impacto de eso en la cámara en lo que se refiere a nuestra acrecentada capacidad de transitar por terrenos complejos y a veces difíciles en la toma de decisiones como comunidad y, sin embargo, seguir manteniendo las relaciones que nos vinculan”, afirmó.El colegio ayuda a los obispos a ser “más profundamente fieles y efectivos en el desempeño de sus deberes y en vivir nuestro ministerio episcopal”, dijo el Obispo Primado.La labor y el ministerio de un obispo son diferentes a los de un sacerdote, puntualizó Curry, recordando que un obispo más viejo le había dicho que cuando se convirtió en obispo realmente había cambiado de carrera.El colegio enfrenta un gran desafío en la formación de obispos que pueden ayudar a la Iglesia Episcopal a convertirse en una rama del Movimiento de Jesús, subrayó. La próxima interrogante es ¿cómo adiestrar a los obispos para que puedan proporcionar un liderazgo espiritual a la Iglesia de modo que puedan “dar testimonio de una manera de ser cristianos que realmente se asemeje en algo a Jesús de Nazaret”?Andy Doyle, obispo de la Diócesis de Texas, y miembro de la junta directiva del Colegio, presenta el estudio bíblico del 14 de junio que fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de formación de tres años que el Colegio ha creado para nuevos obispos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.El Obispo Primado preside la junta directiva del colegio y nomina a sus miembros. De los 19 miembros actuales, 14 son obispos varones, cuatro son laicos y una es presbítera. La presbítera y una de las miembros laicos son esposas de obispos.En los próximos dos años, dijo Matthews, él espera “no tener que dedicar todas mis energías a defender el derecho del colegio a existir”.El Muy Rdo. Gary Hall, miembro del equipo de trabajo, dijo que él y otras personas no están preocupados por la existencia del colegio, sino por su gobierno. Si todas las órdenes de la Iglesia eligen obispos, entonces la junta de la entidad encargada de formar obispos debería representar mejor a todos esos órdenes.Hall dijo que hacer al colegio una entidad separada preocupa a algunos miembros del equipo de trabajo porque el currículo y la logística de los programas se elaboraron cuando el colegio era parte de la Iglesia. Esa propiedad intelectual abandonó la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (el nombre con el cual la Iglesia está incorporada) cuando el colegio se incorporó como una entidad separada, explicó Hall.Él no ve nada perverso en el empeño del colegio.“Creo que el deseo de convertirlo [en una entidad sin fines de lucro] era un deseo de protegerlo económicamente, y nadie realmente pensó en las implicaciones que eso traería en lo que se refiere a problemas legales o asuntos de gobierno o de rendición de cuentas para toda la Iglesia”.Sin embargo, el cambio destaca una actitud que Hall llamó “excepcionalismo episcopal”.Esto ha sucedido en los mismos años en que la Iglesia ha llegado a un entendimiento del bautismo como “la comisión fundamental del ministerio”.“La cultura del episcopado ha tomado exactamente la dirección contraria”, dijo Hall, que fue ordenado en 1977. Un proceso de formación insular contribuye a esa trayectoria, añadió.El trabajo de un obispo se está haciendo más difícil, explicó Hall, y él cree que ellos necesitan “toda la educación profesional y el apoyo que puedan obtener. Ese no es el problema. El problema es que todos nosotros tenemos una participación en la educación y el bienestar de los obispos”.El equipo de trabajo debe presentar sus propuestas a la Convención General a través de un informe en el “Libro Azul” en algún momento a principios del año próximo. Las sugerencias se debatirán durante la reunión que tendrá lugar en Austin, Texas, del 5 al 13 de julio de 2018.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service JOSE GREGORIO GONZALEZ says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Comments (1) July 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm REVISEN LA DIÓCESIS DE VENEZUELA Y MANDEN UN OBISPO URGENTE Y HÁGANLE UNA AUDITORÍA A LOS ESTADOS FINANCIEREROS, PASTORALES, SOCIALES, A LOS PROGRAMAS DE EDUCACIÓN (CODET, SOLO EXISTE EN EL PAPEL), Y AL PROGRAMA DE JUBILEO (QUE TAMBIÈN SOLO EXISTE EN EL PAPEL) Y VERÁN LO PODRIDA QUE ESTÁ LA DIÓCESIS. AQUÍ SE NECESITA UN OBISPO DE OTRO PAÍS. ESTA DIÓCESIS ESTÁ MUY MAL. CREO QUE DE LA 9na. PROVINCIA SOMOS LA PEOR. REVISEN POR QUÉ SE HAN IDO 4 DIÁCONOS Y 1 SACERDOTE DE LA DIOCESIS, ESTOS SE HAN IDO A OTRAS IGLESIAS ANGLICANAS. SI QUIEREN LLÉMENLOS Y VERÁN LO QUE ES ESTA DIÓCESIS.ATENTAMENTE.REV. DIÁC. JOSÉ GREGORIO GONZÁLEZTELÉFONO: 0058-4268063491 Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Archbishop of York leading teenagers on pilgrimage to Taizé in…

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Teenagers from five schools in northern England have set off on pilgrimage with Archbishop of York John Sentamu to Taize in France.  The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions.Full article. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Jul 19, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Archbishop of York leading teenagers on pilgrimage to Taizé in France Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth & Young Adults Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

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Chicago church’s Greenlining Campaign works to reverse effects of racism…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Chicago church’s Greenlining Campaign works to reverse effects of racism in housing Posted Aug 5, 2020 Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Diocese of Chicago] On May 31, Pentecost Sunday, six days after George Floyd was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 47 people at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago, Illinois, attended an online evening prayer service to mourn him and other Black people killed by racist violence.“We reflected on how people felt powerless in this moment,” said Elizabeth Moriarty, a member of the parish and volunteer leader with United Power for Action and Justice. “We all had stories of shame and grief. But the organizer in me said, Oh no, we don’t know our power.”Two months later, the congregation announced that it had raised $232,600 to support Canaan Homes, a housing and community organizing initiative in Lawndale, a West Side neighborhood devastated historically by predatory lending and the discriminatory housing policies known as redlining. The fundraising effort, which All Saints’ called the Greenlining Campaign, was launched a few weeks after the Pentecost prayer service “with the idea that we would be leaven,” said the Rev. Stephen Applegate, the parish’s interim rector. “Leaven for the 1,000 homes Lawndale Christian Development Corporation hopes to build and leaven for others to join in this campaign.”All Saints’, a North Side congregation with more than 600 members, moved beyond its initial sense of powerlessness using a community organizing ministry that began in 2018, Moriarty said. With the support of Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Diocese of Michigan, then rector of All Saints’, Moriarty established the ministry through one-on-one interviews with members of the congregation “to build relational power.”In the language of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the community organizing network founded in Chicago by legendary organizer Saul Alinsky, the phrase “relational power” refers to the power that can be amassed through strategic, mutual relationships between people and organizations.At All Saints’, the movement grew quickly. When the parish joined United Power in February 2019, 40 people from the congregation went to Lawndale to deliver the annual dues check. Seven months later, 142 All Saints’ members participated in a United Power meeting with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, during which more than a thousand people asked her to release a thousand vacant lots in Lawndale for affordable housing.“This is what All Saints’ does through the power of the Holy Spirit. We take these kinds of risks and make these kinds of things happen,” Applegate said.This spring, the organizing momentum was slowed by Perry’s departure and the pandemic. But shortly after the Pentecost prayer service, Moriarty received an email from Richard Townsell, executive director of Lawndale Christian Development Corporation, calling on United Power members to respond to systemic racism with “persistent and targeted action that is built on relational power.”“Our goal,” wrote Townsell, “is to rebuild Lawndale with homes that working people can afford; to rebuild the public square with local leaders that care about the issues that affect us, and to not give in to fear or the market driven ideology that has taken over our country’s polity.”The next day, Moriarty called Townsell and asked how much money he needed. He sent her a 50-page plan for Canaan Homes, she recalls, and she thought, “Oh, a church can raise money for the Promised Land. This is our chance!”The All Saints’ vestry endorsed the project on June 16, and the Greenlining Campaign launched six days later with the goal of raising $215,000 in a month. On July 27, the campaign committee met with Townsell to announce that they had exceeded the goal by more than $17,000. Half of the gifts were for $100 or less, and 56% of donors are not members of All Saints’. Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee and five other Episcopal congregations—St. Mary’s, Park Ridge; St. Augustine’s, Wilmette; St. John’s, Irving Park; Church of the Atonement, Edgewater, and Grace Place Episcopal Church, South Loop—were among the donors, as were several ecumenical congregations.All Saints’ co-warden Scottie Caldwell was one of the parish leaders who helped raise the funds. In a letter to the congregation, she wrote about her anger and sense of powerlessness on the night George Floyd was killed. But then, she wrote, she had a realization: “I know what to do. All Saints’ is with me. … Because we have been working with United Power for Action and Justice, because we have been talking about racism and power and organizing, and because I have seen, again and again, the transformative power of a community that believes in what’s possible and what makes the world new, I remembered that I am not alone.”“The biggest thing I can say is that it is unprecedented,” Townsell said of the campaign. “I have had so much difficulty reaching into some of the big name white evangelical churches in Chicagoland trying to get them to support our work and I have struck out. They won’t even return my phone calls. It’s to All Saints’ credit that they are really willing and able to do the Gospel and to do something outside of their congregation.”The money will pay to build the first model home in the development and three months of salary and benefits for a community organizer from North Lawndale. The organizer, Townsell said, will “get muscle politically to defend” the project.“When we built the Ezra Project in the late 1990s, we had a lot of enemies,” Townsell said, referring to an affordable housing initiative in which the Diocese of Chicago invested a million dollars. “The street gangs weren’t happy, the banks weren’t happy because we went with one preferred bank, the developers weren’t happy because they wanted to build more market rate homes. We build 100 houses, and then the opposing forces shut us down.“Now we’re starting with the organizing,” he said. He is counting on what he calls the “All Saints troublemakers” to be part of the organizing power. “The mayor should not just be hearing from our alderman.”Applegate, who arrived at All Saints’ in February just three weeks before the pandemic forced the suspension of in-person worship and programs, said Perry’s legacy helped the congregation deliver such impressive results. “Bonnie’s ability to create and empower leaders means that she left behind a whole group of capable, committed, and energetic leaders,” he said. “When she left, she left them with a legacy of risk and risk and risk again. She was very successful in creating a DNA that has outlived her and will outlive her.”To Moriarty, the Greenlining Project’s success can be measured not just by the money raised, but also by the relationship it has formed between All Saints’ and Lawndale Christian Development Corporation. “Part of our power at All Saints’ is our white privilege and our ability to leverage relationships across the city,” she said. “This project allowed us to move our money back to where it was taken from and say to Richard, ‘We believe in you, we’re following you.’ We’re learning the story of Lawndale.” Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Racial Justice & Reconciliation Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

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Dream Lake Elementary six weeks away from completion

first_img Reply If you build it, they will come. But if you build it on time and within the budget they will come happy.Construction on Dream Lake Elementary School in Apopka is approximately six weeks away from a scheduled completion date (June 16th). And according to Bill Adkins, they are right on schedule.“I have zero concern we will be ready by the June 16th deadline, said Adkins, the Senior Superintendent for Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI).According to Adkins, they are in the process of installing flooring, painting and laying asphalt to the parking lot. Next week they begin laying the sod. “Greening” (laying sod and landscaping) the property will take 4 weeks.“You’ll be amazed what this school looks like in six weeks.”Christine Moore is also impressed with the status of the new Dream Lake Elementary.“I’m extremely pleased with the progress,” said Moore the Orange County School Board Member for District 7, which includes Apopka. “CPPI is always one of the cleanest, most efficient sites, and it will be the first project completed in Orange County.”According to Moore, there are 11 construction projects in process within the Orange County Public School (OCPS) system. Dream Lake is slated to finish first because of her persistence to get it out in front.“I got with the (OCPS) staff to make the demolition (of the old Dream Lake Elementary) happen. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. That’s what I’m here for, to advocate for my schools.”The demolition of the old Dream Lake Elementary was last summer.Dream Lake Elementary School, located at 500 North Park Avenue, was closed during construction. Students are attending classes at the former Apopka High School ninth-grade center during the 2015-16 school year.According to the OCPS website, The 90,637-square-foot school is being rebuilt to hold a capacity of 830 students. It has a current enrollment of 824 students. The budget for the project is $18.1 million. It is shaping up and looking good. Will be happy to see it completed. Fencing also looks nice. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Christine Moore 3 COMMENTS Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply The upgraded fencing is due to the generosity of the City of Apopka. We are now awaiting funding for a relief school for the northern part of Apopka. Zellwood, Wolf Lake and Rock Springs elementary schools will all benefit when this newest school will be constructed. This relief school is finally in the 5 year work plan. This is great news to celebrate as well. May 11, 2016 at 8:11 amcenter_img TAGSChristine MooreDream Lake ElementaryOCPS Previous articleIs Tractor Supply Coming to Apopka?Next articleHow Does a Dermatologist Protect Her Skin From the Sun? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply May 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm The City of Apopka paid for the new fencing at the Dream Lake School? I thought that was Orange County’s responsibility?last_img read more

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White Street Loft / WORKac

first_imgPhotographs:  Elizabeth Felicella Text description provided by the architects. The 6,000 sqf White Street Loft apartment encompasses a full ground floor, half a basement and one third of a sub-basement. The client, a family of four, love to entertain, and for more than four years WORKac collaborated with the family to create a new space for urban living that embraces diversity of materials and spaces, kinetic interventions to transform spaces and a highly developed sense of whimsy and the unexpected. Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20The classic New York minimalist loft was considered too constraining and inflexible. The concept therefore was to divide the space into a series of programmatic “stripes” to accommodate different functions, moods and materials and break down the length of the apartment into a promenade of experiences, from most public at the front to most private in the back. This is combined with a shifting of the rear floors to allow for three full-height levels.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaThe stripes consist of: the Living Room at the front of the apartment, with white resin floors and a loft-lke minimalist feel; the bamboo Shaker Box which has built-in storage and Japanese-style tables set in the floor – it can double as a stage or dance floor; the Kitchen/Dining room with plum-colored concrete floors and walls and a more formal arrangement of a table for 12 to 16 and an enormous kitchen; the Media Room where curved felt-covered walls, floor and ceiling provide a comfy nook for hanging out – a kids-only sleeping loft above provides space for sleep-overs. Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaThe Void is an indoor light shaft with a mesquite-tiled floor that accommodates the circulation as well as a “Stitchevator” (named after the family dog) carrying tired dogs, snacks or toys between levels and a translucent bridge connecting the Master to a megacloset behind; the Bedrooms zone contains two kids rooms at the top, Master at the basement level and Nanny and Guestroom at the bottom; the Skylight strip employs a number devices (glass, voids, an outdoor courtyard) to distribute light among all of the levels; the rear Garden is a small stripe of green – and chicken coop. Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaAll of the ground-floor stripes are connected by a series of unique tables. The Dining Room table can be extended with a leaf, the Shaker Box tables can be raised or lowered, the Living Room table doubles as a chandelier and can be lowered from the ceiling. All of the tables can be joined together for huge dinners, or twice a year to form a catwalk that can connect to the stairway in the void for the fashion designer’s new collections.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Landmark for Manufacturers Trust Company BuildingArticlesVideo: Nature in Architecture with Michael PawlynArticlesProject locationAddress:New York, NY, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Loft “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWORKacOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsDabasInteriorsRefurbishmentNew York3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on February 21, 2011Cite: “White Street Loft / WORKac” 21 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?怀特街阁楼 / WORKac是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/113567/white-street-loft-workac Clipboard United States “COPY” Photographs 2011 Year:  Area:  6000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyLoft, Apartment Interiors•New York, United States White Street Loft / WORKacSave this projectSaveWhite Street Loft / WORKac White Street Loft / WORKac Save this picture!© Elizabeth Felicella+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/113567/white-street-loft-workac Clipboard Architects: WORKac Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva

first_imgHouse In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano RivaSave this projectSaveHouse In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva Architects: ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva Area Area of this architecture project Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212187/house-in-juso-arx-portugal-stefano-riva Clipboard CopyHouses•Cascais, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212187/house-in-juso-arx-portugal-stefano-riva Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 41 Share House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva Housescenter_img ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  170 m² Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. In the concept for this small house in the vicinity of Aldeia de Juso, the tiniest area of flat land and the house’ s, as well as the high density of the new houses yet to be built in the surroundings, forcibly draw us to some sort of “obsession” about the possibilities of dilating space. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGUnderlying this question, the importance of “expanding” the outdoor space becomes a particular central aspect, since it is also a building integrated in a semi-rural area, where people go looking for the experience of inhabiting garden or open yard spaces. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWe propose, after all, to solve and clarify the question, by widening to the maximum the inhabitable premises in their global scope, both in the vertical and horizontal referentials, in both interior and exterior. The building has been thus structured in three floors, spatially related in profile, each level having specific and different characteristics. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn Level -1, the areas are laid out (as the regulations so demand) under the contour of the ground level. However, this idea of “imposed limits” is to be questioned through the means of “distensions” and “advancements”, to be operated in the three possible directions (north, east and west), shaped as yards and pool. Save this picture!plan 02In this floor there will also be included work and service areas. Save this picture!plan 03On the ground level, the limits for the “precincts”, appears widened and defined by the walls around the lot. The inner space is freely configured. Consistent with the strategy of maximizing the presence of the gardened outdoor space, the garage is then left aside to an “inserted” area to the south of the kitchen. All the social spaces of the building are located on this floor. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the upper floor resides what is the most significant expression of this project. Until the maximum limits allowed by the regulations, was shaped a kind of enclosure of opaque lines encompassing the bedrooms and their respective yards, thus expanding the enjoyable areas and protecting their necessary intimacy. On the roof level, an accessible terrace finally liberates the eye over a 360º view of the surrounding houses, the sea or the beautiful mountains of Sintra.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessUniversity of Applied Arts Extension Proposal / Wolfgang TschapellerArticles2012 TED Prize Winner: The City 2.0’s Wish has been Revealed!Articles Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeARX Portugal + Stefano RivaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCascaisHousesPortugalPublished on March 01, 2012Cite: “House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva” 01 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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K House / Kimura Matsumoto

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKimura MatsumotoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaHousesJapanPublished on December 23, 2013Cite: “K House / Kimura Matsumoto” 23 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” CopyHouses•Osaka, Japan Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Yuko Tada+ 29 Share 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460216/k-house-kimura-matsumoto Clipboard K House / Kimura Matsumoto Projects 2012 K House / Kimura MatsumotoSave this projectSaveK House / Kimura Matsumoto Area:  45 m² Area:  45 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460216/k-house-kimura-matsumoto Clipboard photographs:  Yuko TadaPhotographs:  Yuko TadaSave this picture!© Yuko TadaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The site faces a busy road. Near this house, there are galleries, studios and the park where music festival is held every year. Save this picture!© Yuko TadaOur clients are an artist and his family. We thought, for the place that they make a work and lives under daily life, the state that the programs such as a house, an atelier, and a shop mixed was good. At the same time, we regarded “Comfort to live in the town” as important. We considered that “Comfort” to be that various hierarchies from the town to a person continued smoothly. Specifically, we used some scales (the scale of civil engineering structure, the scale of furniture/personal articles, the scale of behavior) across boundaries.Save this picture!© Yuko TadaFirstly, we put a volume nearer south neighboring land side. Then, the left-over space on the road side continued with space done the setback of the western apartment, and came to have an expanse as a parking, an open space and an open garden.Save this picture!© Yuko TadaSecondly, we made three different stories of the height. On the first floor, ceiling height is 4450 mm of the almost same size as the width of the front road (the scale of a town was taken in this house). In the second floor, we adopted the distance between the outer wall with the next door to ceiling height (the second floor like the attic inserted between the first far floor and the third near floor). The third floor is in the height beyond the surrounding roof, and is very bright (we experience neighboring roofs like a landscape). Save this picture!© Yuko TadaFor each floor, we provided spandrel walls of thickness 270mm. This separates the inside and the outside definitely and gives a sense of security inside, and causes an act from the outside and makes an opportunity of the communication with the inside and the outside. Spandrel wall changes its height in each floor accordingly the scale of behavior, a body and a town. The walls of thickness 106mm on spandrel wall are thin (the inside and outside bodily sensation distance shrink). The size of steel pillar (75×75 mm) is near to the dimensions of furniture and fittings (the existing difference between structure and furniture shrink). And the stairs and the handrail resemble the form of furniture and a tool (the meaning of the element becomes multiplex).Save this picture!© Yuko TadaThis building is made from such scale operations and limited material. We aimed at the comfortable life in a town full of sectional changes. (Yoshinari Kimura + Naoko Matsumoto)Save this picture!© Yuko TadaStructure planWith this building, solid steel frame pillars of 75mm support 3 stories of floor height 4,715mm. Save this picture!© Yuko TadaBy using spandrel walls of the first floor as concrete encased column bases to control the buckling length, reducing the weight of fixed load to reduce a long term axial tension, using the brace with the flat bar for a wall to secure necessary horizontal load bearing capacity and necessary rigidity, the structure thickness of the pillar, the beam, and the brace of a perimeter side was able to be suppressed to 75 mm or less as a result. Save this picture!© Yuko TadaFurthermore, by stopping ground improvement and thickening the raft foundation as traffic vibration measures with the light-weighting, tightening a precision management condition when selecting a steel fabrication factory, managing the position of the pillar and anchor bolt thoroughly and so on, I made efforts in the making of background of structural beauty for this project. (structure engineers / Eisuke Mitsuda )Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWalmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto RequenaSelected ProjectsCan a Law of Linguistics Predict How Cities Grow?Architecture News Share Japan Year:  Architects: Kimura Matsumoto Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

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Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925352/lacuna-house-bijl-architecture Clipboard Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, GRAPHISOFT, Austral Bricks, Axolotl Group, Caesarstone, Dulux, Eco Outdoor, PENTA Light, Precision Flooring, ROGER SELLER, Bathroom tiles, Timber slats, Turnstyle Designs Landscape: Australia “COPY” Lacuna House / Bijl ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLacuna House / Bijl Architecture Save this picture!© Tom Ferguson+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture Lead Architect: CopyHouses, Extension•Sydney, Australia Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Tom Ferguson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: Bijl Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects Melonie Bayl-Smith ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925352/lacuna-house-bijl-architecture Clipboard Year:  Space Landscape Design 2018 Design Team:Giles GibbinsEngineering:Cantilever Consulting EngineersConsultants:Partridge HydraulicCollaborators:Driftwood JoineryCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom FergusonRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The Lacuna House embraces a typical suburban brief – to create a haven away from a busy work-life and a safe home in which to raise children and live life. In doing so, the design realizes these common aspirations with a subtle overlaying of functional and aesthetic requirements to create new spaces, flows, and internal views while combatting the negative aspects of the site’s context. By focusing on the lacuna of the site – the unfilled spaces or gaps – the design reconciles built form with the landscape, and places a new pool as the connecting element that brings the site together. Located on Sydney’s leafy north shore, poor local planning decisions had overtime allowed two neighboring properties to compromise the setting for the inter-war dwelling.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tom FergusonA property with a high brick wall abutting the southern boundary had created an unsightly and unwelcome sense of enclosure. To the west, a neighbor’s second-story addition with a bank of windows overlooked the rear yard. Further, the rear yard of the site was unsightly, containing a ramshackle shed, overgrown garden, and cracked excessive paving. It was, therefore, no surprise that our clients desired a family home with generous spaces for outdoor living. Retaining the large rear yard for kicking a ball around and playing cricket was essential, so too was the need to provide an adaptable house for a family with two small children and regular visitors from overseas. Our design scheme introduces a new rear addition to the original cottage, with the soaring roofline and expansive stacked glazed doors to make the most of sky and treed views.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThis new roof not only opens the dwelling out to the rear yard but acts as a visual buffer, controlling views to and of the existing second story addition which was modified and better integrated with the dwelling to improve the living/bedroom zoning of the home. The new indoor-outdoor living, kitchen and dining volume carefully control scale and proportion to refocus the home towards the garden, greatly improving flows throughout and bringing natural light and ventilation deep into the home. This newly-released rear expanse is now claimed by green lawns for play and a delightful family swimming pool – another lacuna, Latin for pool – framed by the house and a new cabana.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Tom FergusonNeighboring properties were carefully hidden through timber slatting, brick mass, new planting, and full-length curtains that catch the afternoon breeze. Inside, the traditional front entry and hall have been retained, with the front bedroom now extended with a luxe ensuite bathroom and walk-in robe. A new central library room has been created to relieve the hallway length, serving as a TV and playroom in the immediate future, with plans to transform into a media and reading room as children grow and mature. Bathrooms and utility spaces have been thoughtfully inserted into the zoning of the plan, allowing for convenience, flexibility and robust use by family, guests and visitors alike over the anticipated long future in the home.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonProject gallerySee allShow lessCan Feliç Nursery / Estudio Fernández-VivancosSelected ProjectsChicago Union Station Great Hall Restoration / Goettsch PartnersSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBijl ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSydneyOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 25, 2019Cite: “Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture” 25 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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No to defence secrecy for French nuclear energy

first_img News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information October 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No to defence secrecy for French nuclear energy Receive email alerts Organisation News FranceEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News May 10, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders and ecology groups are calling on the French government to rescind a decree classifying information about nuclear material as defence secrets. Journalists are especially targeted by this decree, as they risk criminal penalties including prison sentence of up to five years if they report on matters falling within its provisions. to go further RSF_en Follow the news on France RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Reporters Without Borders and ecology groups are calling on the French government to rescind a decree classifying information about nuclear material as defence secrets.Two appeals were submitted to the French council of state on 9 October calling for the withdrawal of the decree on the “protection of national defence secrecy in the area of protection and control of nuclear material,” which was signed by a senior defence official, Didier Lallemand, on 24 July 2003.One of the petitions was presented by the ecological association Greenpeace and CRIIRAD, an independent institute for radiological research. WISE-Paris will add its name to this petition soon. The other petition was submitted by Reporters Without Borders and Writer-Journalists for Nature and the Environment (JNE). The Association of Environmental Journalists (AJE) has also decided to support it.These groups accuse Lallemand of exceeding his authority by signing this decree, which attacks the basic freedom of expression and information. It falls to the legislature, not the executive, to regulate matters concerning a constitutional principle.”Journalists are especially targeted by this decree, as they risk criminal penalties including prison sentence of up to five years if they report on matters falling within its provisions,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “The role of journalists is fundamental in informing the public in such sensitive areas as nuclear energy. They have a key role in the public debate.”Yannick Rousselet of Greenpeace France stressed that this was not just a squabble between Greenpeace and the French government. “The threat posed by the nuclear industry and, in particular, the transport of nuclear material, concerns all of France,” Rousselet said. “This decree is a crude attempt to suppress the right of citizens to be informed about nuclear energy. The appeal we are filing today is a key moment in our campaign to eliminate the threat which this dangerous and unwarranted industry represents.”Sylvia Preuss-Laussinotte, one of Reporters Without Borders’ lawyers, said the decree was all the more surprising as France was one of the first countries to sign the Aarhus Convention of 25 June 1998, which affirms the right to be informed about the environment and which runs counter to the decree. She said the decree was also contrary to a European parliament and council directive adopted on 28 January 2003 about public access to information on the environment.last_img read more

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International award scoop for Limerick based design agency

first_imgTwitter NewsLocal NewsInternational award scoop for Limerick based design agencyBy admin – August 20, 2009 2037 The Designers Ink Team: (front L – R) Michael McCoy, Web Developer; Ciara McInerney, Office Manager; Niamh Browne, Creative Director; Elaine Hennessy, Senior Designer; Paul McMahon, Business Development Director. Back Row: Marina Slattery and Edel Moloney, Missy Gray Interior Design. WhatsApp Previous articleFresh Lobster – stocks are high so prices are loweringNext articleNews bites – LCEB, IAA’s new director, Eircom and Apple admin Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Email Print LIMERICK based brand and design consultants, Designers Ink have been awarded yet another award for their work in branding and design and this time it’s international.The awards held by highly acclaimed American design magazine HOW judge design from all around the world and Designers Ink were the only Irish award winners this year and are also once again,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up the only design agency in the mid west region to be awarded this prestigious international design award.The logo itself was for Missy Gray Interior Design who are based in Ennis, Co. Clare. Missy Gray specialise in both commercial projects and offer a fresh and innovative approach to interior design. They pride themselves on fusing an eclectic quirky mix of the modern and old with some antique styles so the concept behind the logo was to create a chandelier shape from other pieces of recognisable furniture – a lamp, table and chair.Niamh Browne, Designers Ink’s Creative Director said “it is a real achievement for us as the awards are international so the standard is exceptionally high. Other winners were from countries such as Australia, Hong Kong and obviously the US so it was great to see the Irish flag been flown by ourselves!”Designers Ink’s two previous awards were for the branding of Munster Rugby which is now a brand that is recognised worldwide and they received their second national award in 2007 for the branding of Skylift, Limerick based powered access company. This now gives the company a total of 3 awards and now also places them on the international stage.Responsible for the branding of the new Thomond Park Stadium, some of Designers Ink’s other clients include RTÉ lyric fm, (who also recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary which Designers Ink designed all the promotional material for), and the University of Limerick. They also now specialise in web design and development, search engine optimisation, content management systems and on-line marketing. This award also coincides with the companies tenth birthday and their move to new offices.last_img read more

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Man in court accused of depriving Donegal investors

first_img Twitter Man in court accused of depriving Donegal investors Google+ Newsx Adverts Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 15, 2011 It’s been claimed in Donegal Circuit Court that a 50 year old man accused of depriving investors of €177,000 headed a company called Pear Shaped Resources.The court was told the company was set up in January 2004 in the British Virgin Islands and the share capital was in US dollars.Thomas Elvin denies 26 charges of operating as an illegal investor on a variety of dates between 2003 and 2005 and of deceiving people of their cash during the same period at a number of locations in Donegal town, Ballybofey and Cloghan.Prosecutor Patricia McLaughlin told a jury of six men and six women that there were two nominee directors of Pear Shaped Resources but effectively it was run by Elvin who had power of attorney. A Florida-based associate, Larry Marsella, worked for Pear Shaped.The prosecution said there were seven victims of a series of actions by Elvin and there would be evidence from six of them. The seventh, Elizabeth Duncan, was dead.Ms McLaughlin said none of the invested money was returned.The jury was told that the prosecution claimed Elvin, of Meencargagh, Ballybofey, operated as an investor without authorisation.The prosecution claims Elvin operated through Irish companies Countrywide Ltd and Countrywide Provident , and through Pear Shaped Resources.Ms McLaughlin said investigating gardai were able to identify that between €80,000 and €100,000 of the €177,000 was sent to Larry Marsella in Florida. He invested it in a company called ForEx, a high-risk investment firm where there could be substantial gains but the risk was huge. Half of the money was lost there.When the charges were read to him Elvin said clearly to each before Judge John O’Hagan: “Definitely not guilty.”The trial continues. Previous articleEircom says every effort is being made to return phone servicesNext articleFires, snow and struggling businesses impact on council budget 2012 News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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Plea Seeking SOPs For Restaurants And Hotels In Light Of COVID19, Delhi HC Asks Petitioner To First Move The Appropriate Authority [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Seeking SOPs For Restaurants And Hotels In Light Of COVID19, Delhi HC Asks Petitioner To First Move The Appropriate Authority [Read Order] Karan Tripathi20 Oct 2020 8:50 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has given the liberty to move a representation before an appropriate authority in a plea seeking Standard Operating Procedures for hotels and restaurants in Delhi. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed the appropriate authority, which in the present case would be the Delhi Government, to reply to the representation moved…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has given the liberty to move a representation before an appropriate authority in a plea seeking Standard Operating Procedures for hotels and restaurants in Delhi. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed the appropriate authority, which in the present case would be the Delhi Government, to reply to the representation moved by the Petitioner within 3 weeks of receiving it. The court has further directed the Delhi Government to consider the suggestions listed by the Petitioner in his plea while considering the representation. Moved by Indian Law Watch, the petition sought directions to be issued to the Delhi Government and the Delhi Disaster Management Authority to formulate a standard operating procedures for hotels and restaurants, keeping in mind the COVID-19 infection. While perusing the petition, the court noticed that the Petitioner has approached this court directly for relief without first making a suggestion as made in the present petition, to the concerned Respondents. Therefore, while allowing the Petitioner to withdraw the petition, the court noted the following: ‘In view of the submission made hereinabove, the present petition is disposed of with liberty granted to the petitioner to make a substantive representation to the respondents No.1 to 3 within one week from today. The said representation shall be considered by the respondents No.1 to 3 and the same shall be replied to within three weeks from the date of receipt. The suggestions made by the petitioner in the representation shall be carefully considered by the respondents No.1 to 3 before responding.’ The court further noted that if the grievance of the Petitioner still survives, it shall be entitled to seek appropriate legal recourse. Petitioner organisation in this case was represented by Mr Saurabh Chadha and Ms Jyoti Srivastava.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Border Poll a matter for people, not politicians – Coveney

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Pinterest Minister Simon Coveney says the date of a border poll should be decided by people in Northern Ireland rather than any head of state.It comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he doesn’t believe there will be a vote on Irish unity for a very long time.Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says that’s not something for political leaders to decide alone………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/copveney7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Border Poll a matter for people, not politicians – Coveney Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – April 21, 2021 Previous article401 new Covid 19 cases, 31 in DonegalNext articleRescue on Errigal after climber suffers fall News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Gardai seize number of cars during operation at Clonmany Festival

first_img Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardai in Donegal seized a total of 8 cars over the weekend.The cars were seized during an operation as part of Road Policing at the Clonmany Festival.The vehicles were seized for road traffic offences including no insurance, NCT or tax. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – August 14, 2017 center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleTwo men arrested in Omagh in connection with suspected terrorism offencesNext articleThe Countdown is on to the Gartan Swim Challenge this Saturday News Highland WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Gardai seize number of cars during operation at Clonmany Festival Google+ Twitter Google+last_img read more

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8 injured after lightning strikes Florida beach

first_imgWFTS (CLEARWATER, Fla.) — A Lightning struck at a Florida beach on Sunday, leaving eight people injured, police said.The victims were struck at Clearwater Beach near Tampa on Sunday afternoon, according to the Clearwater Police Department.The department said one person was hit by the strike directly and rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Another person was treated for burns and three others were hospitalized as a precaution.At least three others were injured, but refused treatment at the scene. Lightning was also blamed for at least three fires in the area on Saturday.The Clearwater Fire and Rescue said it’s common for people to stay on the beach to watch the storms pass, but it’s dangerous.“Beachgoers should take cover and go to a safe place when lightning and thunder are present. As a reminder, Clearwater Fire and Rescue uses the phrase: when you hear the roar, go indoor,” the fire department told ABC affiliate WFTS-TV.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 1/31

first_imgJanuary 31, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/31 Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Joshua Thalman posted 18 points on 7-12 from the field as the Richfield Wildcats smacked San Juan 62-47 in Region 12 boys basketball action Friday. The proficient Wildcats shot 58.5 percent (24-41) from the field in the win as they improved to 13-4 and 6-1 in Region 12 play. Morgan Albrecht added 13 points and 6 rebounds on 5-6 from the field for the Wildcats in the win.Randall Flavel netted 16 points and 8 rebounds on 7-8 from the field in the loss for the Broncos, who fell to 12-6 and 3-4 in Region 12 play.The Wildcats return to action Saturday at 4:30 pm for a home game against Grand. The Broncos are staying in Sevier County overnight and will play at South Sevier Saturday at 4:30 pm.MONROE, Utah-Brandt Williams amassed 28 points and 14 rebounds and the South Sevier Rams gashed Grand 64-48 Friday in Region 12 boys basketball action. Milo Birdwell’s 12 points and 7 rebounds led the Red Devils in defeat.Region 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Derek Smith posted 36 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Delta Rabbits drilled North Sanpete 79-47 in Region 14 boys basketball action Friday. Dallon Steadman and Robert Olson had 9 points apiece in the loss for the Hawks.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Brendan Allred stepped up with 15 points and the Juab Wasps edged Union 53-52 Friday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Keaston Young had 19 points in defeat for the Cougars.Region 16DUCHESNE, Utah-Janzen Keisel led the way with 18 points and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs bested Duchesne 58-47 in Region 16 boys basketball action Friday. Gavin Davis netted a game-high 20 points for the Eagles in the loss.MONTICELLO, Utah-Burke Mickelsen netted 28 points as the North Sevier Wolves routed Monticello 64-45 Friday in Region 16 boys basketball action. Cedar English and Devin Hatch had 13 points apiece in the loss for the Buckaroos.Region 18FILLMORE, Utah-Sam Marshall posted 19 points as the Millard Eagles humbled Enterprise 61-46 in Region 18 boys basketball action Friday. CJ Drake had 13 points for the Wolves in defeat.KANAB, Utah-Sam Orton amassed 18 points and the Kanab Cowboys downed Parowan 46-40 Friday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Max Topham’s game-high 19 points paced the Rams in the loss.Region 20JUNCTION Utah-Quade Gleave’s 12 points led the way as the Piute Thunderbirds stonewalled Milford 44-37 in Region 20 boys basketball action Friday. Heston Sullivan had 14 points for the Tigers in defeat.PANGUITCH, Utah-Ryker Hatch had 14 points as the Panguitch Bobcats stymied Valley 45-38 Friday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Braden Heaton had 12 points to pace the Buffaloes in the loss.Bob Kirk InvitationalCUMBERLAND, Md.-Richard Isaacs Jr. led the way with 16 points and 5 assists as the Wasatch Academy Tigers fell 61-58 to the St. Benedicts (N.J.) Gray Bees in overtime Friday at the Bob Kirk Invitational.Girls BasketballRegion 12MOAB, Utah-The South Sevier Rams routed Grand 76-25 Friday in Region 12 girls basketball action.Region 16DUCHESNE, Utah-Oakley Butler posted 21 points and the Duchesne Eagles routed Gunnison Valley 51-33 Friday in Region 16 girls basketball action. Rian Christiansen had 9 points in the loss for the Bulldogs.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-Nataly Dunka netted 14 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers gashed Beaver 45-39 in non-region girls basketball action Friday. Avery Brown posted 24 points for the Beavers in defeat. Tags: Richfield basketball/San Juan basketballlast_img read more

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NDEP, HMAS Stirling Crew Attend Friendly and Fun Fair

first_img View post tag: HMAS April 17, 2013 View post tag: Stirling Back to overview,Home naval-today NDEP, HMAS Stirling Crew Attend Friendly and Fun Fair View post tag: Navy View post tag: friendly View post tag: Fair View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: attend [mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 17, 2013; Image: View post tag: Fun View post tag: NDEP View post tag: Australia Navy Domestic Engagement Program (NDEP) and HMAS Stirling personnel recently attended a Friendly and Fun Fair held at Endeavour Primary School on Tuesday, 9th April 2013.The annual Family and Fun Fair promotes the Buddy System, an anti-bullying program within the primary school where a younger student buddies up with an older student for the duration of the day and together they undertake various challenges.Domestic Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Office Toni Ralph said with 10 per cent of the school’s students belonging to Navy families, the NDE team members and sailors from HMAS Stirling were right at home. “We showed children, both familiar and not familiar with Defence or Navy just what it is that we do on a daily basis,” she said.“We encouraged the older students in the buddy pairs to teach and support the younger students to carry out activities that they had not previously done before like using a fire extinguisher.”To showcase a variety of Navy equipment, Navy Police Coxswains taught students how speed guns worked and showed students through the Naval Police vehicles. Survival at sea equipment such as life rafts and life jackets were also demonstrated to students by members of the Ship Safety and Survivability School.Endeavour Primary’s Defence School Transition Aide School, Mrs Sharon Lamont said that the Navy display was once again a favourite amongst the children. “The children love the interaction with Navy members,” she said.“For students not from military families, Navy involvement helps them understand what the families of their classmates do and what the Navy is all about.” Training & Education View post tag: crew View post tag: Naval NDEP, HMAS Stirling Crew Attend Friendly and Fun Fairlast_img read more

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Re: Sexual aggression at the workplace

first_imgDear Editor:The Outing in Hollywood of producers, directors, actors by survivors of this alleged sexual misconduct is freeing to all people who are and were subject to it.The survivors weren’t carrying this burden and secret any longer. The alleged perpetrators didn’t have power over them any longer. I say hurrah for their bravery and their courage. Let’s all stand together with the survivors.Regards,Renee Wallacelast_img

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ADM bolsters delivery fleet

first_imgADM Milling (Brentwood, Essex) has wheat flour mills located around the UK and a technical centre in Avonmouth, Bristol. From these mills, the company supplies all the bakery and food manufacturing sectors, from multinational manufacturers to in-store bakeries, caterers and craft bakers.Primary products are a range of white, brown, wholemeal, cake and speciality flours, as well as an extensive range of bakery mixes, ingredients, bran and bakers’ sundries.ADM has recently made a major investment in new delivery vehicles, adding to its existing fleet. It can offer a delivery service ranging from bulk tankers several times a day down to bags stacked in the right place in the bakery.last_img read more

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Snow still causing problems in Scotland

first_imgAlthough much of the snow has melted in the south, bakeries in the north of England and Scotland have continued to struggle with the elements.“We are quite used to dealing with snow up here but the severity and duration of this recent blast has taken everyone by surprise,” said Lewis McLean of McLean’s Highland Bakery in Morayshire.“We had about 8-10 inches of snow in our car park, last week. Out of 130 staff only three did not make it into work, even one of those whose car slid off the road and crashed, made it to work the next day on the bus.”He added: “We’ve managed to help quite a few local shops by supplying them with extra stock as deliveries from the south had been running late or were stuck.” André Sarafilovic of Stephens Bakery in Dunfermline, commented: “Miraculously we are getting all of the products out and customers are buying everything they can get their hands on. “When this type of things happen it brings out real community spirit. A local farmer even came over without being asked and cleared our delivery yard – it’s amazing what people will do for a steakbridie!”last_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Welcomes Nicole Atkins For Their Ryman Auditorium Debut [Setlist/Videos]

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead played at the famed Ryman Auditorium last night in Nashville, Tennessee. The Grateful Dead tribute band, continuously reinventing old tunes into new, is on the road this week, hitting Charleston’s Music Farm tonight, and two Florida appearances this weekend with the Sunshine Blues Music Festival in St. Petersburg and Boca Raton.The southern run started off strong last night, with appearances from Nicole Atkins throughout both sets. The vocalist sat in on “The Music Never Stopped” and “Dancin’ In The Streets” during set one, and returned for “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)” during the second set.A few clips have surfaced on the Internet with from these YouTube and Instagram users, including this snippet of “Terrapin” and more! Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN | 1/12/17Set 1 (7:51PM – 9:08PM)Truckin’ (SM) ->Tennessee Jed @ (TH) ->The Music Never Stopped (SM & NA)>Dancing In The Streets (SM & NA) ->Brown Eyed Women (TH)Set 2 (9:47PM – 11:30PM)Help On The Way (TH) ->Slipknot! $ ->Throwing Stones % (SM) ->Dark Star Jam ^ ->Throwing Stones Reprise (SM)The Stranger (Two Souls) (NA) >Let It Grow & (SM) ->He’s Gone (All) >Terrapin Station * (TH)ENC: GDTRFB (All with NA) ->WBYGN (Instrumental ending)@ – With unknown tease MB# – With a “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Jam (Band)$ – TH broke a string% – With a Dancin Tease (TH)^ – With a GDTRFB Tease (TH)& – With a “Norwegian Wood” (The Beatles) Tease (SM) & a “Kashmir” Jam (SM & Band)* – With Ruben & Cherise Teases (MB then Band) an “Eleanor Rigby” (The Beatles) Jam (TH & Band)[photo via @doranseladams on Instagram]last_img read more

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Harvard fencer heads for Olympics

first_img Touché: Harvard fencing “He had an immediate impact on the program right from Day One,” said Brand, who is in his 16th year with the Harvard program and who has coached three other Harvard Olympic fencers, including Emily Cross ’09, a silver medalist with the U.S. women’s foil fencing team at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Not only was Dershwitz “an excellent individual fencer,” said Brand, “but he was an excellent team person, which is sometimes very difficult to find in an individual sport like fencing.”Dershwitz honed his drive and devotion after taking up the sport at age 9, eager to emulate his older brother, Philip, whose regular routs and hard hits brought him to tears but strengthened his resolve. “[Philip] really pushed me to be better; he was a great role model,” said Dershwitz. “He also made me want to push myself even harder.”As Dershwitz excelled with his sword, other sports fell away. In high school he committed himself exclusively to fencing, traveling to competitions and working with his coach to “to compete at a higher level.” The commitment paid off. In 2015 he won gold at the Junior World Championship in the saber, as well as gold at the Pan American Championships. He sealed his spot on the Olympic team with another gold medal finish at the Grand Prix in Seoul in March, one of a series of fencing’s senior world cup events.“I am really happy to be able to represent my county and my school,” said 20-year-old Eli Dershwitz. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerCompetitive fencing includes the foil, the épée, and the saber. Each comes with its own style and rules. Saber fencing involves the smallest of the three blades. Unlike épée or foil fencers, saber fencers can use the edge as well as the tip of their weapons to score points or “touches” against their opponents. The target area for the saber is the body above the waist, excluding the hands. The winner of a match is the fencer who scores 15 points or who has the most points when the three-minute match expires. Saber fencing is considered the most aggressive of the three weapon styles, with quick cutting and slashing motions and explosive movements that are key to victory.“It’s a lot faster-paced — fast reactions, fast touches, a lot of sprints,” said Dershwitz, who loves the saber’s mix of speed and complexity. “That always got to me, the amount of physical and mental ability it took at the same time, to be able to be explosive but also to be able to react quickly to what your opponent was doing.”These days a typical Olympic workout for Dershwitz includes a morning routine of weights, endurance training, and sprints, one-on-one training with his coach in the afternoon, and 2½ hours of fencing at night. When he wants to relax, the Sherborn, Mass., native often heads back to Cambridge to train or just kick back with friends. “Living so close to Harvard and being so close to all my friends and roommates from last year, it’s definitely been a big support.”Many of Dershwitz’s Crimson teammates will travel to Rio to watch him compete, including Duncan O’Brien ’16, who trained at the same fencing club where he watched Dershwitz blossom into “an unbelievable talent.” He would arrive early to jog, stretch, and practice his footwork, and he “wanted to fence until the coach turned the lights off … he inspired everyone,” recalled O’Brien, who encouraged Dershwitz to apply to Harvard.Between schoolwork and fencing for Harvard and in international competitions, freshman year was “very hectic,” said Dershwitz. He credits his family and friends with helping him through and supporting his Olympic dream. The final step is to just do his best in Brazil.“I want to look back and say I gave it everything I had … and hopefully,” he said, “I come back with a medal.”The Olympic men’s saber competition will be lived streamed at nbcolympics.com. There’s “no crying in baseball,” actor Tom Hanks famously quipped in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own,” but some fencers have been known to shed a tear. Just ask Eli Dershwitz.The Harvard undergraduate admits he has “teared up” while watching Team USA during the last three Olympic opening ceremonies. There’s a good chance he’ll be emotional again when the games kick off in Brazil next month, but this time he’ll be in the procession.Tears of joy could flow for the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic men’s fencing team during the competition as well. As the top-ranked saber fencer in the United States and current tie for 11th in the world, Dershwitz, 20, will begin his quest for a medal on Aug. 10 at the Carioca Arena 3 in Rio de Janeiro.“A lot of things have fallen into place; a lot people have helped me along the way, and I am really happy to be able to represent my country and my school this summer,” said Dershwitz, a rising sophomore who fenced for the Crimson as a freshman before taking a year off to train in his sport full-time. “I am just looking forward to putting all the hard work and dedication, all the hours of blood, sweat, and tears over the years … into one great tournament.”For many participants, those years of training culminate in a tournament that ends in a flash. Fencing matches last a maximum of three minutes, but their lightning-fast pace means bouts are often decided in 60 seconds, sometimes fewer.“You prepare yourself for four, eight, 12 years to get this one shot at the Olympic Games … and in a lot of cases you end up fencing that one match and you’re out,” said Harvard’s head fencing coach, Peter Brand, who recruited Dershwitz. The single-elimination Olympic saber competition will begin with 32 competitors and end with just two thrusting and slashing along the piste, or fencing strip, in pursuit of the gold.Eli Dershwitz is the No. 1 ranked saber fencer in the U.S., and currently tied for 11th in the world. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerBrand calls Dershwitz the kind of fencer you see “once maybe every 100 years,” and predicts he has a good shot at the podium.“Eli is an absolute phenom. I’ve never seen anything like it before.”Experts agree it’s unusual for such a young fencer to succeed in the senior ranks; most who excel at the sport typically peak in their late 20s. Dedication, talent, and hard work have all fueled Dershwitz’s swift success, said Brand, but it’s his mental toughness that sets him apart.“That’s something you can’t teach, and he’s just wired that way,” said Brand. “He does not get rattled.”Dershwitz’s composure was key during the Crimson’s 2014-15 season, when he helped the men’s team lift the Ivy League title. He performed as both a fencer and coach, competing and leading footwork sessions during practice for his fellow fencers.center_img Relatedlast_img read more

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John Lloyd Young to Star in London’s Jersey Boys

first_imgTony winner John Lloyd Young will star as Frankie Valli in the West End’s Jersey Boys when it moves to the Piccadilly Theatre on March 15. Young, who originated the role on Broadway in 2005 and won a Tony Award for his performance, will headline the London production through April 27. The cast of the Tony and Olivier-winning musical, which follows the rise of Frankie Valli and his chart-topping group the Four Seasons, will also include Matt Nalton as Nick Massi, Edd Post as Bob Gaudio and Jon Boydon as Tommy De Vito. Michael Watson will play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. 

Young earned a Tony Award and a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli. He starred in the indie film Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! and appeared on Glee. His off-Broadway credits include The Summer of Swans and Sarah, Plain and Tall. He revisited the role of Frankie Valli in Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of Jersey Boys, due out in June 2014. Jersey Boys opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008 and will play its last performance there on March 9.center_img The cast at the Piccadilly will also feature Nicola Brazil, Sophie Carmen-Jones, Thomas Goodridge, Lucinda Gill, Matthew Hunt, Mark Isherwood, Charlotte Jeffery, Ben Jennings, Stuart King, Sandy Moffat, Sean Mulligan, Tom Senior, Emma Stephens, Matt Thorpe, Graham Vick, Ben Wheeler and Rob Wilshaw. View Commentslast_img read more

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Congress back next week; Obama warns against shutdown

first_imgWith one week to go before the end of the congressional recess, President Barack Obama warned lawmakers via Twitter to not “kill” the “growing economy” through another government shutdown or austerity measures.Obama’s warning came after reports that the U.S. gross domestic product grew by 3.7 percent during the second quarter, exceeding expectations.During the last week of recess, NAFCU continues to urge credit unions across the country to contact their U.S. senators and representatives in person to advocate for regulatory relief, a national data security standard for retailers and other top industry needs.Among the measures Congress is expected to take up soon after recess is S. 754, the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act,” a NAFCU-supported measure that would promote quicker, more efficient sharing of cyber-threat information between business and government. The Senate has unanimous consent to proceed, but further action won’t occur until at least September due to the August recess. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Credit union analytics comes of age: 9 essential guidelines

first_imgA fascinating new report by McKinsey & Company highlights that credit unions can drive organizational value by creating an analytics culture.The report recognizes that financial services analytics has reached a point where marketing was in the 1970’s for the banking sector. Prior to that time, sales and marketing initiatives for credit unions and banks were rare. In 2017, a credit union would find it difficult to survive without some level of marketing effort.Credit unions today are beginning to acknowledge the potential benefits of analytics. Some brave pioneers in the industry have already gained experience in this area. Now, analytics is poised to be a mainstream activity. To this point the authors admonish credit unions and banks to, “establish analytics as a business discipline”. The implication is organizations must make a serious commitment to building an analytics culture.What can a credit union do to support such a commitment? The report lists 10 essential guidelines. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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CDC says H1N1 vaccine supply is improving

first_imgOct 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The pandemic H1N1 vaccine supply is increasing significantly, and over the next 2 weeks Americans will have an easier time finding and receiving the doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.At a media briefing today, CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, said 22.4 million doses are available to ship to states now, which is 8 million doses more than the 14 million available a week ago. “We wish we had more vaccine now, but we’re beginning to get a significant increase in availability,” he said.Though polling shows many Americans are ambivalent about getting the vaccine, people have faced long lines to receive doses for themselves or their children, and some providers have had to turn people away. For example, yesterday officials in Jackson Township, N.J., turned away 1,000 people from a vaccine clinic after the facility exhausted its 1,500 doses, according to a report from the Associated Press.As states wait for more doses, flu activity is still widespread throughout the United States, Frieden said.  Flu cases have decreased in some areas, such as Georgia, but are increasing in a patchwork pattern of focal points—typical for influenza—throughout the country, he reported.Though Frieden said federal health officials are frustrated by the slow trickle of vaccine coming out, they are pleased by other aspects of the vaccine. The vaccine closely matches the circulating H1N1 virus and is likely to be very effective, he said. He added that federal officials have high levels of confidence in the vaccine’s safety because it is produced by the same manufacturers using the same methods as the seasonal flu vaccine, which has an excellent safety record.The CDC is observing the different ways states are distributing their vaccine doses and is working to identify best practices to ensure that available vaccine is given to priority groups as soon as possible, Frieden said.He added that school-based immunization clinics are likely to be one of the most efficient distribution methods, and he lauded districts that are distributing vaccination consent forms ahead of time. He urged state and local officials to make it as easy as possible for people to receive the vaccine.last_img read more

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Singapore sovereign fund Temasek joins Facebook-backed Libra

first_imgTopics : The association includes a number of nonprofit and e-commerce firms but has lost some high-profile initial members including Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe and PayPal. Libra, a high-profile project launched by social network giant Facebook, is tentatively scheduled to launch this year but has been battered by severe criticism from some of the world’s most influential financial authorities.Backers of Libra argue it can help people outside the banking system by lowering transaction costs for many kinds of payments and transactions; critics say it could disrupt the global monetary system and currency markets.In its latest update, the association said it is seeking seek approval for digital coins in individual currencies, revamping its cryptocurrency initiative in a move aimed at minimizing disruption to the global monetary system.Under the new plan, separate “stablecoins” would be created and pegged to real-world money such as the US dollar and the euro.center_img The Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek has joined the Facebook-backed Libra project seeking to create a worldwide digital payments network, the Swiss-based Libra Association said Thursday.Temasek was among three new members announced for the association, including the cryptocurrency investment firm Paradigm and the private equity group Slow Ventures, both based in California.”The addition of these three new members to the Libra Association shows our commitment to building a diverse group of organizations that will contribute to the governance, technological roadmap and launch readiness of for the Libra payment system,” said association vice chairman Dante Disparte.last_img read more

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Return of fans to English stadiums on hold: UK PM

first_imgPrime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that the planned return of spectators to sports venues in England could be on hold for six months due to a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.A number of pilot test events, in which capacities have been capped at 1,000, have taken place and it was hoped venues would be allowed to welcome more spectators from the start of October.But Johnson set out a range of tough new restrictions for England designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. “We have to acknowledge that the spread of the virus is now affecting our ability to reopen business conferences, exhibitions and large sporting events,” he told the House of Commons.”So we will not be able to do this from October 1 and I recognize the implications for our sports clubs which are the life and soul of our communities, and… the Chancellor and the Culture Secretary are working urgently on what we can do now to support them.”He said the measures being announced on Tuesday would remain in place for “perhaps six months”.It is a devastating blow to sporting organizations, many of whom rely heavily on match-day revenue for survival, and there have already been calls from governing bodies for the government to provide emergency funding. Topics : Professional sport, including the Premier League and Test cricket, has largely been played behind closed doors since it returned following the coronavirus shutdown earlier this year.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport confirmed all pilot events scheduled for September had now been cancelled. They will now take place with no fans. Stark warning The English Football League has estimated its clubs will lose a collective £200 million ($255 million) without fans in stadiums for the whole of the 2020/21 season.The Premier League warned of the “devastating impact” the continued absence of supporters was beginning to have on its clubs and communities.”Football is not the same without attending fans and the football economy is unsustainable without them,” the league said in a statement.”Last season, Premier League clubs suffered £700 million in losses and at present, our national game is losing more than £100 million per month. This is starting to have a devastating impact on clubs and their communities.”We are confident that Premier League clubs, using innovative ways to get supporters safely back into grounds, will enable revenues to return to all levels of the game, as well as maintain solidarity arrangements, current tax contributions and financial support for local and national economies.”The Football Supporters’ Association said it was “crucial” to the survival of clubs to get spectators back into grounds as soon as it was safe to do so.Bristol Bears boss Pat Lam said a ban on fans for up to six months would have a “huge impact” on rugby clubs in the English PremiershipThe Jockey Club called for direct government support.”Without paying spectators, the largest revenue streams for many sports have been cut off for six months to date,” said group chief executive Nevin Truesdale.”And, with no prospect of a change soon, this threatens the survival of sports organizations and the many livelihoods they support.”last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Continues Push for Statewide Broadband in Centre County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Continues Push for Statewide Broadband in Centre County April 24, 2019 Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania State College, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf continued his push to expand broadband access to all Pennsylvanians by joining the PA Priorities Summit to highlight how Restore Pennsylvania would help address the rural broadband crisis.“Broadband is as essential in today’s society as electricity and water. Not having broadband limits your ability to do business, find a job, access information, and so much more,” said Governor Wolf. “Our lack of broadband access keeps children from accessing online assignments, prevents businesses from marketing themselves, and health care facilities can’t share information. We can and should be doing more to tackle this issue and Restore Pennsylvania is the answer.”Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure. The massive rebuilding plan funded through a commonsense severance tax will help commonwealth communities address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure.Later today, the governor will visit Penns Valley School District to hear from students and faculty about how the lack of reliable, high-speed internet is impacting their education and everyday lives. At least 8 percent of students in Penns Valley School District have only dial-up internet access at home.“Lack of quality internet access means our children miss out on learning opportunities and their parents lack easy access to important school information,” Governor Wolf said. “Our students, parents, and our teachers deserve better, and we can provide that through Restore Pennsylvania.”“If we intend to have our rural students be prepared to learn online, collaborate, and create in a truly personalized way, then they need the tools to do so,” said Dr. Brian Griffith, Superintendent, Penns Valley School District. “Access to affordable and reliable broadband internet service is imperative to equity across the commonwealth and nation.”Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to completely bridge the digital divide in every community in Pennsylvania, making Pennsylvania a better place to work, do business, and live. Grants will be available to support installation of infrastructure to bring high speed internet to every corner of the commonwealth. Funding will support every phase of the process from feasibility testing to connection.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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West Midlands lauds alternatives portfolio in 2015 outperformance

first_imgThe £11.6bn (€15.7bn) West Midlands Pension Fund outperformed its benchmark by 1.7 percentage points last year, citing strong performance from its private equity and other alternatives holdings.The UK local government pension scheme (LGPS), however, reported losses across nearly all equity holdings, the notable exception being its North American portfolio, reflecting an overall decline in stock markets during the 2015-16 financial year.The fund’s equity portfolio overall underperformed its benchmark by 2 basis points, losing 2.67% in value over the course of the year, with particularly steep losses of 7.5% from emerging market holdings.The scheme’s global equity portfolio, which grew by £500m last year after it decided to actively manage a portfolio internally, lost 2.2% compared with a benchmark loss of just 0.49%. West Midlands hailed the in-house move as part of an attempt to be more cost-effective.In the forward of the scheme’s draft annual report, Geik Drever, head of the pension fund, said: “[The] restructuring of our portfolio has continued during the last year, including the introduction of an in-house, actively managed global equities portfolio.“This, along with other changes to the portfolio over the last few years, has yielded ongoing savings of almost £25m per year.”The remaining developed-market equity holdings were largely passively managed.The best performing asset class was private equity, which returned 15.8%, followed by an 11.3% return on property and a 9.9% return on real assets and equity holdings.The fund’s 2.4% return was significantly down from the 2014-15 return of 15.5% and also below its 10-year annualised return of 5.6%.Because inflation stood at 1.5% last financial year, however, the fund still managed an absolute return of 0.90%.last_img read more

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Statoil Joins GCE Subsea Cluster

first_imgGCE Subsea informed that Statoil has come onboard as a new industry partner in the GCE Subsea Cluster.“Being the largest company in Norway and one of the most capable and competent subsea companies in the world it is of great importance, and a great pleasure, to announce our partnership,” said Owe Hagesæther, CEO of GCE Subsea.“Statoil values the clusters national and international network and their driving role in industry driven R&D and innovation processes,” said Stein Olav Drange, vice president Technology Management in Statoil. “We also focus on building relations with the Oceans Industries Incubator and the Startup and ScaleUp programmes and companies in GCE Subsea, and believe that GCE Subsea will prove to be a useful arena for innovation relevant to our value chain.”GCE Subsea has 23 partners within industry, R&D, academia and public offices.The cluster’s main hub is located at the Coast Center Base at Ågotnes west of Bergen, one of the largests bases for subsea aftermarket activities.“GCE Subsea is one of Norway’s three Global Centres of Expertise representing most professional and important industry. We are excited to have Statoil onboard as a partner. This will strengthen the cluster significantly, and add force to our effort implementing our strategy for the Norwegian subsea industry,” Hagesæther said.last_img read more

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Apple-Cranberry Dessert.

first_img Tweet Recipe source:Better Homes and Gardens Share Sharing is caring! 26 Views   no discussions Apple-Cranberry Dessert.This recipe for a delicious apple and cranberry casserole has layers of flavor. A sweet batter tops the fresh apples and cranberries. Unsweetened cherries can be substituted for the cranberries, if fresh cranberries are not available, or frozen ones work well too. Top with a scoop of ice cream.Ingredients:2 12-ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries or 2 16-ounces packages frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries*2 cups chopped, peeled cooking apples2 tablespoons butter, cut up1-1/4 cups sugar3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans2 eggs, slightly beaten3/4 cup butter, melted1 cup sugar3/4 cup all-purpose flourVanilla ice creamcenter_img Share Food & DiningLifestyle Apple-Cranberry Dessert. by: – July 20, 2011 Directions:Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Grease the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Toss the cranberries and apples together in the pan. Dot cranberry mixture with the 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle evenly with the 1-1/4 cups sugar and the chopped nuts.In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, melted butter, the 1 cup sugar, and the flour until well combined. Pour evenly over top of cranberry mixture.Bake, uncovered, for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until top is golden brown. Serve warm (cool about 30 minutes) or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream. Makes 15 servings.*Note: If using frozen cranberries, do not thaw before tossing with apples. If using frozen cherries, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before tossing with apples. Sharelast_img read more

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Batesville 8th graders raising money for D.C. trip

first_imgBatesville, In. — In order to help fund the class trip to Washington, D.C., beginning Friday, November 10th, the 8th grade class at Batesville Middle School will be selling $10.00 gift certificates to local restaurants.The following businesses will be supporting the students in their efforts to raise money towards their Washington, D.C. trip in May.  Gift certificates are available to the following restaurants:  Cricket Ridge Restaurant, Classic Pizza, Lil’ Charlie’s, Fireside Inn (Enochsburg), Pearl Street Pub, The Brau Haus, Ertel Cellars Winery, Pizza Haus, Pizza King of Batesville and Greensburg, Randy’s Roadhouse, Skyline Chili of Batesville, The Hobo Hut, Ison’s Family Pizza, The Big Four Café, and Wagner’s Village Inn of Oldenburg.Contact any 8th grade student or stop by the middle school before Tuesday, November 28th for certificates.last_img read more

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IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars run at Yankee

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 27) – Three IMCA divisions see on-track action at Farley Speedway’s 41st annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic presented by Casey’s General Store Aug. 30-Sept. 1.The IMCA Modified feature pays $3,000 to win and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot quali­fier. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $1,200 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $1,000.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Iowa State points will be awarded. En­try fee and two-day tow is $100 for Modifieds, $50 for Northern SportMods and $40 for Stock Cars.Qualifying for the Stock Cars and an open practice session for the Modifieds and SportMods be­gins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.Friday action also gets underway with at 6:30 pm and will feature the double heat race format in both Modified and SportMod divisions. Fast dashes will also be run.On Saturday, Sept. 1, racing starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include last-chance qualifiers and main events. The annual Yankee charity auction will be held that afternoon.More information about the Yankee, presented by the Runde Auto Group, is available on the www.Farleyspeedwaypromotions.com website and on Facebook. Free camping will be availa­ble on the grounds.last_img read more

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Weathers, Duquesne visit VCU

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDuquesne (20-8, 10-6) vs. VCU (18-11, 8-8)Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two junior forwards will be on display as Marcus Weathers and Duquesne will take on Marcus Santos-Silva and VCU. Weathers has scored 20 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 13 over his last five games. Santos-Silva is averaging 11.4 points over the last five games. Weathers, Duquesne visit VCU March 2, 2020center_img FEARLESS FRESHMEN: VCU’s Santos-Silva, Nah’Shon Hyland and Issac Vann have collectively accounted for 40 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 43 percent of all Rams points over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Sincere Carry has had his hand in 45 percent of all Duquesne field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 18 field goals and 21 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Rams are 14-0 when they make eight or more 3-pointers and 4-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Dukes are 16-0 when they hold opponents to 69 points or fewer and 4-8 whenever opponents exceed 69 points.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Rams have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Dukes. VCU has an assist on 37 of 66 field goals (56.1 percent) across its past three matchups while Duquesne has assists on 48 of 87 field goals (55.2 percent) during its past three games.STINGY DEFENSE: VCU has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 25 percent of all possessions this year, the eighth-highest rate among all Division I teams. Associated Press last_img read more

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ESM cross country hosts invitational; F-M wins girls, boys divisions

first_imgAni Sydorowych, in 20:21.1, beat out Amelia Amack (20:21.4) for eighth place as Lejla Borcillo was 11th in 20:36.2.ESM was 10th thanks to Rachael Ladd’s 15th-place finish in 20:45.1, plus top-50 efforts from Mary Roach (21:52.9) and Taylor Hoffman, who posted 23:22.5.Taking eighth place on the team side, Jamesville-DeWitt had Madeline Foss finish 26th in 21:40.8, while Megan O’Malley went 22:05.9 for 36th place in the team race. Kathryn Sizing, in 23:13 flat, was 45th, just ahead of Cora Gilbert-Siecherma (23:37.5) and Miriam Zoghby, who finished in 23:46 flat. Bishop Grimes’ Edy Livingston took 44th place in the team race in 23:12.5. The feature of the boys race was having ESM star Nick Berg beat everyone except a trio of F-M runners, Berg finishing fourth in 16:36.6.Otherwise, F-M had a top-five sweep, Peyton Geehrer and Sam Otis both hitting the line in 15:57.7, with Geehrer declared the winner. Geoff Howles was third in 16:14.3, with James Peden fifth (17:02.) and Jack Altimonda sixth in 17:11.3.Berg, along with a 33rd-place showing from  Casey Engineri (18:45.1), helped  ESM to a 10th-place finish in a 28-team field. J-D was 12th, led by 19:33.7 from Gabriel Cuello. Manlius-Pebble Hill’s Will Markwood finished 52nd in 19:25.2.Before this, ESM and J-D both had their SCAC Empire division opening meets, with the Red Rams more successful as it swept three-team  meets against Oswego and Auburn.J-D’s girls edged Oswego 26-31 and topped Auburn 18-43. The Buccaneers claimed the top two spots before Foss finished third in 22:35, with O’Malley fourth in 23:48 and Sizing fifth in 23:51. Zoghby (23:55) and  Gilbert-Siechema (24:49) also had top-10 finishes.On the boys side, J-D won 20-41 over Oswego and 25-35 over Auburn, with the Red Rams’ Ahviere Reese second in 18:45 behind the Maroons’ Jimmy Vasile, who won in 18:14. Luke Hobika was fourth in 19:05, with Collin Rivercomb sixth in 19:20 as Brian Hulbert was eighth (19:26) and Ashton Corona ninth (19:35).ESM’s girls swept Syracuse West 15-45 as l Ladd won the race in 22:10, more than a minute ahead of the 23:11 posted by Roach. Elena Vespi was third in 25 minutes flat as Hoffman got fourth place in 25:23 and Allyanna O’Brien (27:15) completed a top-five Spartans sweep.But the ESM boys lost 24-31 to Syracuse West despite Berg’s 17:27, which beat Syracuse West’s Connor Shanahan (19:16) by nearly two full minutes.Engineri was fourth in 19:34, but that was the Spartans’ only other top-five finish. Spencer Carnival got seventh place in 21 minutes flat as Brandon Walters (21:07) beat out John Courcy (21:11) for ninth place.Fresh off its Sept. 7 Vernon-Verona-Invitational sweep, F-M  earned twin 15-50 wins over Henninger last Wednesday as some of the lesser-known Hornets’ runners got a chance to race for individual glory.On the girls side, Sydorowych won in 19:00.7, edging Borcillo (19:01.6) at the finish line. Fiona Mejico finished third in 19:11.2, while Debbie Lucchetti, in 20:11.9, easily took fourth place. Alexa Bolton (20:54.2) held off  Julia Sun (21:11.7) for fifth place as Katie Berge’ was seventh in 21:23.7 and Julia Gorman (21:26.0) was ninth.Moving to the boys race, F-M’s Daniel Patrick beat the field in 16:48.9, with Owen Snyder second in 16:57.2.Trevor Krukin was third in 17:07.2, just ahead of Ben Perry (17:12.2), with Keaton Vest fifth in 17:18.4. William Seamans (17:19.4), Joe Fraguso (17:42.1) and James Grace (18:27.9) completed a top-eight sweep.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story As they do each September, East Syracuse Minoa hosted its cross country invitational meet Saturday on its home course at Pine Grove Elementary School.And the Spartans could take out of this event the fact that it drew Fayetteville-Manlius into both the boys and girls field, knowing they would likely dominate – which they did.Claire Walters, winning the girls race in 18 minutes, 7.1 seconds, led a 1-2-3 sweep ahead of Hannah Kaercher (18:13.2) and Phoebe White (18:29.3), with Grace Kaercher fifth in 18:57.5.center_img Tags: cross countryESMF-MJ-Dlast_img read more

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It’s time for the annual crosstown showdown in LA

first_imgFor players, coaches and fans alike, the crosstown showdown between USC and UCLA is a long-awaited treat at the end of the season. With just two weeks left before bowl season, the No. 13 Trojans (7-3) will travel to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena to face the Bruins (4-6).Brian Chin | Daily TrojanBeat the Bruins · Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and the football team are traveling across town to take on UCLA. The Trojans have defeated the Bruins in 13 of their last 17 meetings, including last year’s 40-21 win.The teams have undergone quite different storylines as this season has progressed. Having won six straight, USC vaulted up in the College Football Rankings this week after defeating playoff contender then No. 4 Washington, but head coach Clay Helton has been working to keep his players focused on the task at hand this week.“We have a job to do,” Helton said. “That’s been the overriding emphasis each and every week: do our job, on this day, in this moment. And that’s what I’m going to keep selling.”The Bruins have struggled without their starting quarterback Josh Rosen, who was replaced by redshirt senior Mike Fafaul. The Bruins have relied heavily on their passing game as they are averaging just 87.2 rushing yards per game. Sophomore defensive end Porter Gustin emphasized the need to maintain that standard in this game.“We’ve talked all week about establishing that they’re not going to run the ball on us early,” Gustin said. “Making them one dimensional and getting after the quarterback, that’s a key for sure.”The Trojans will most likely be without junior defensive tackle Josh Fatu who is suffering from an ankle injury. The team expects to be at full strength on the offensive side of the field. The team is preparing for a Bruin defense that is extremely effective on third down.“Not only one of the best secondaries that we’ve faced, but also one of the defenses with the best third down efficiency,” Helton said. “They come in right at 32 percent, which is one of the top three in the league.”Combatting a staunch defense will be a Trojan offense that ranks second in the Pac-12 at third down efficiency, coming in at 46.2 percent, showing that the effort USC has put into third downs each week at practice has paid off.“That’s a key battle of keeping drives alive on the field,” Helton said.Redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold has impressed the nation during his tenure as the starting quarterback.“Everyone is seeing touches and everyone is making plays,” junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster said.Darnold leads the nation in touchdown passes, completion percentage, yards per attempt and passing efficiency this season among freshman. He has thrown 22 scoring passes this year. Darnold is ranked fifth in the nation in ESPN’s Total QB Rating and is the highest rated freshman.Darnold has been able to spread the wealth among his receivers, not just targeting Smith-Schuster but also making names for wide receivers senior Darreus Rogers, sophomore Deontay Burnett and redshirt freshman tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe.“Smooth is the right word to describe Tay (Deontay Burnett),” Darnold said. “Tay is just one of those players who knows how to get open and knows how to do his thing once the ball comes to him.”Helton hasn’t downplayed the rivalry aspect of this week, but has said several times that he is trying to keep his team as calm as they can be. Smith-Schuster said on Tuesday that the coaching staff talked to the team in order to help them refocus after the Washington win and to not get caught up in the hype of the rivalry.Last year, the Trojans won 40-21 at the Coliseum, but the year before suffered a defeat at the Rose Bowl, 38-20. The 2014 win is just the fourth win the Bruins have had in the last 17 meetings.“The more and more the day comes closer, you get more excited,” Smith-Schuster said. “It’s a big rivalry game and everyone is excited, but you just have to keep calm.”The Trojans need to win on Saturday to keep their hopes of a Pac-12 South title alive in addition to needing Utah and Colorado to each lose one of their remaining two games.“The one thing I’ve been proud of this team for the past six weeks is we haven’t been about the hype,” Helton said. “We say execution fuels emotion.”last_img read more

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I never wrote a resignation letter to the GFA: Sammy Adjei

first_imgEx Black Stars goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has revealed to Asempa Sports that he never planned to retire from the senior national team as reported in 2008.The 32-year old goalkeeper of Accra Hearts Of Oak made these Revelations on Asempa sports heroes program over the weekend and described it as an ordeal.Ex Black Stars goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has revealed to Asempa Sports that he had never planned to retire from the senior national team as reported in 2008.Adjei who had stints in the Israeli league with FC Ashdod before the 2008 Africa cup of nations in Ghana said that he had never wanted to retire from the national team but was forced to retire by his club because he decided to leave the club to come and play for Ghana in the 2008 Nations cup.In addition he reiterated his resignation letter to quit the Black Stars was written by FC Ashdod and not him because they had warned him to stay and play for them but he refused and came to Ghana for the tournament.He explained that he was given conditions to stay and play for the club or else he would lose his starting place in the team after the Nations cup tournament. The club authorities lured him made to sign a letter to show that he was going for the Nations cup but he later realized it was a resignation letter.The veteran goalkeeper expressed his disappointment in the Ghana Football Association(GFA) saying that most of the officials there including the then GFA vice president Fred Pappoe knew about the issue but never tried to defend him when the news broke.On the flip side goalkeeper Sammy Adjei said he was hoping to get back to his best since he still has a lot to offer.He played for Club Africain of Tunisia in 2004 and was part of the Accra Hearts of Oak team that conquered Africa in 2000 and the Black stars team that went to the 1st ever World cup in Germany in 2006.Sammy Adjei also promised he may not join any team if Hearts of Oak rejects him as its been speculated.last_img read more

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NLDS Game 1: Atlanta Braves at Dodgers lineups and pitching matchups

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco vs. Braves: 0-1, 2.95 ERA (three starts)at Dodger Stadium: 18-13, 2.85 ERA (47 starts)Postseason career: 1-0, 2.81 ERA (three starts)Hates to face: Freddie Freeman, 5 for 8, two walks, doubleLoves to face: Lucas Duda, 1 for 4, two strikeouts How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: MLB NetworkTHE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP HYUN-JIN RYU (7-3, 1.97 ERA) BRAVES RHP MIKE FOLTYNEWICZ (13-10, 2.85 ERA)vs. Dodgers: 1-1, 5.56 ERA (two starts)at Dodger Stadium: 1-0, 4.26 ERA (one start)Postseason career: DebutHates to face: Manny Machado, 4 for 6Loves to face: Joc Pederson, 0 for 6, 3 strikeoutsThe lineups: Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articleslast_img read more

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Celtics vs. 76ers: Time, TV channel, how to live stream

first_imgThe attitudes surrounding Philadelphia and Boston couldn’t be in a more polar opposite state.The 76ers are rolling. Last week they took the Eastern Conference arms race to a new level, acquiring Tobias Harris and other players at the NBA trade deadline. Their new starting lineup consisting of Ben Simmons, JJ Reddick, Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Harris is now arguably the best in the league, even better than Golden State’s, and has been tabbed by local media as “The Phab Phive.”  MORE: Watch Celtics vs. 76ers live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The 76ers are 2-0 since the big acquisition, including a 23-point blowout of the Lakers on Sunday in which Embiid had 37 points and newly acquired Harris dropped 22.Meanwhile tensions in the Celtics’ locker room are beginning to boil over. On Thursday, Boston blew an 18-point lead to the Lakers, losing on a buzzer beater from former Celtic Rajon Rondo. Things got worse two days later when they were booed off their home court following a blown 28-point lead against the Clippers. Adding insult to injury, Kyrie Irving left in the second quarter with a knee injury, and veteran forward Marcus Morris called out his team afterward.Marcus Morris went off on his Boston Celtics after the team blew a 28-point lead and lost at home to the Clippers on Saturday: https://t.co/DZr8dKqQGI pic.twitter.com/Agx5J0hn8X— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 10, 2019Despite the opposite trajectories in team morale, the 76ers and Celtics are neck-and-neck in the standings. Boston has grossly failed to meet preseason expectations of title contention with the insertion of Irving and Gordon Heyward back into its lineup from a year ago. Despite the addition of the all-stars to the starting lineup, the 76ers hold a one game lead over the Celtics for the 4-seed.Here’s how to watch the Eastern Conference matchup live on TV and stream online. What time is Celtics vs. 76ers? The Celtics play the 76ers on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET.Celtics vs 76ers TV channel, live streamThe game will be broadcast nationally on TNT. It can also be streamed live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.Where is Celtics vs. 76ers being played? Thursday’s game will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. It’s the final home game before the All-Star break for the 76ers, who have one four of their last five there. The Celtics are an even 13-13 on the road.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods accepts reality after another bad PGA round: It’s getting harder for him to win majors

first_imgTiger Woods conceded he was running out of time to win major titles after falling out of contention at the PGA Championship on Saturday.The 44-year-old American shot a 2-over 72 for a second successive round, which left him with little to play for leading into the final day at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. TIGER ON SUNDAY: How to watch his round at the PGAThe tournament will represent another opportunity missed for the reigning Masters champion in his bid to equal Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major victories. Woods has managed 15 over a 24-year professional career, but only one since 2008.”There’s not as many [opportunities to win] as when I first started playing,” Woods said after completing his round. “The reality is that the golf courses are getting bigger. They are getting longer. The margin between making the cut and the lead is a lot smaller than it used to be. Used to be sometimes 12 to 15 shots.”Now we had, what, nine shots here? It’s just different. It’s getting tighter and it’s getting harder to win events, but you look at the leaderboard of most major championships, you see the same guys.2 birdies.4 bogeys.4 fairways hit.12 greens in regulation.31 putts.Tiger Woods cards a 2-over 72 in Round 3 of the PGA Championship. He’s +2 for the tournament. pic.twitter.com/cG7XCaJfUH— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 8, 2020“May not be always the same winners, but you see the same handful of guys are there. They understand how to win major championships, how to win the big events, how to plod their way along, how difficult it is to win these big events.”Putting again proved a problem for Woods as he failed to make a birdie until the 16th hole. Though well behind the contenders, Woods said he had a clear goal in mind for the final round.”You just keep fighting, no matter what,” he said. “Whether the rounds are shooting 61s or shooting 81s, the intensity should always be there, the effort should always be there. I keep fighting until the end [with] pride in what I do. I love to compete. Unfortunately I didn’t do my job today.”At the end it clicked and hopefully I can get something going tomorrow and get into the red for the tournament.”last_img read more

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Woman drugs mother of a newborn and tries to steal baby

first_imgThe Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in Washington State is reporting that they have arrested a woman who posed as a photographer in an effort to kidnap a woman’s newborn.The Sheriff’s department says they began investigating the suspect who went by the name Juliette Parker on Facebook after the victim contacted them believing she may have been drugged by the suspect.The victim told authorities that she met Parker in a Facebook group where Parker advertised free newborn photo sessions because she wanted to build her photography portfolio.The victim told investigators that the suspect visited her home three times with her 16-year-old daughter and took selfies with the newborn. She also said that she noticed that the suspect would wipe her fingerprints off of everything she touched.On the third visit, Parker and her daughter brought the mother a cupcake and several moments after the victim ingested the cupcake she began feeling drowsy and numb.The victim then kicked the pair out of her home. While the suspect and her daughter did leave, the victim noticed that her house keys were missing and contacted the police believing she may have been drugged.After an investigation, authorities reported that they found evidence that there were several other victims and that the suspect planned to steal a newborn and raise it as her own:“Our detectives have worked tirelessly on this case, conducting multiple interviews and obtaining several search warrants,” the department said. “This detailed investigation identified additional victims and garnered evidence that indicate that the suspect was planning to steal a newborn baby to raise as her own.”last_img read more

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RED HOT BAD JU JU TAKES $75,000 KALOOKAN QUEEN STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER ARROYO, JR.; CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY TRAINED BY MILLER GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.04

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–Last with three furlongs to run, California-bred Bad Ju Ju surged to the lead a sixteenth of a mile from home to take Friday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Trained by Peter Miller, the 4-year-old daughter of Desert Code got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.04 over a main track listed as wet fast.Claimed three starts back for $40,000 on Oct. 8, Bad Ju Ju got her first stakes win while winning for the third consecutive time for Rockingham Ranch. Off at 4-1 in a field of eight fillies and mares three and up, she paid $10.80, $5.20 and $5.00.“What a ride!” exclaimed Miller. “She was down inside and then he was able to tip outside coming to the quarter pole…I could see he was loaded, but I was afraid he was going to get stopped. We’ll nominate to the Santa Monica (Grade II, seven furlongs on Jan. 21), but she’s Cal-bred and we’ll look at all those races as well.The Kalookan Queen capped a stellar year for Bad Ju Ju, who is based with Miller at San Luis Rey Downs. In her 11th start of 2016, she picked up her fifth win and improved her overall record to 17-7-1-4. With a Cal-bred bonus of $22,500, she received $61,740 for the win, boosting her career earnings to $305,731.“I was very confident going into the race and I was confident during the race,” said Arroyo, who was covered in mud following the race. “I’ve been going down to San Luis Rey to work her and I knew she was doing well.”Head and head for the early lead with longshot Tuscany Beauty and favored Fantastic Style, Brainspin, ridden by Luis Contreras, tired late and had to settle for second, one length in front of Ponder Lea. Off at 6-1, Brainspin paid $7.00 and $7.00.Next to last after a quarter mile, Ponder Lea was off at 18-1 and paid $15.00 to show with Flavien Prat.Fantastic Style, with Rafael Bejarano up for Bob Baffert, was heavily favored at 1-2 but caved readily the final three sixteenths, finishing fifth.Fractions on the race were 21.44, 44.18 and 1:09.40.last_img read more

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Carlos Taberner: “My mother is requesting all the aid”

first_imgCarlos Taberner (Valencia, 22 years outdated), is the 175th in the world, considered one of the tennis gamers who might obtain monetary assist from that program that is being accomplished by ATP, WTA, ITF and the 4 Grand Slams, and that not all his companions, like Dominic Thiem, see with good eyes. Carlos didn’t fare badly at the starting of the 12 months as a result of he performed the preview at the Australian Open and a few tournaments on the skilled circuit the place he might earn cash, however the remainder of the season sees her as “an unknown, particularly for the bills of coach, bodily coach, bodily therapist …”. “Proper now I’ve the whole lot frozen,” he explains.“It didn’t go dangerous for me, having performed in Australia, however I’ve extra bills than a participant who is 600, who doubt that he has a coach for him in an Academy or a membership ”, argues Taberner, who lives his“ first 12 months with a non-public construction nearly 100%. ”Ready for occasions, he doesn’t lose sight of the choices of obtain subsidies, and has the assist of his household to take action: “In the Valencian Neighborhood there are some grants from the Metropolis Council and the Generalitat, but it surely is not sure that they may give them to me, my mother is a tax advisor and is requesting the whole lot, simply in case.” Concerning the state of affairs of tennis gamers in Spain, Carlos has a idea: “We’re going to attempt to keep the identical. I think about there will probably be pacts between coaches and gamers to not lose any. In the finish we’re all going to remain the manner we’re, I don’t assume anybody says he received’t play. “Though he makes one caveat: “Sure, there are individuals who, in the event that they don’t play all through the 12 months, received’t know what to do. Enjoying Futures you don’t win something, even in case you take the trophy. Then you definately make up with the leagues, in Germany, Italy, France … however possibly they don’t play. Those that are in that state of affairs, attempting to move to Challengers, if they may have a foul time.Damaged plansAmongst Taberner’s plans, which he has not been capable of perform, have been “enjoying Challengers in Spain, the earlier Rabat, attempting to enter Godó and Madrid after which go to the Grand Slams.” However … “I don’t assume it’s going to be performed. There is speak of saving the ATP Finals anyway. Who’s going? I don’t know, the ones from final 12 months or the ones that are actually amongst the finest eight of the race ”. His hope is to affix the nationwide tournaments introduced this Sunday by the Spanish Federation: “Wherever they’re, in any city in Spain, we’ll all attempt to play.”last_img read more

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$2m boost for Prep, Primary Swim meet

first_img DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI Marsh reminded his audience that Olympians Janelle Atkinson and Alia Atkinson competed during their developmental years at the long-standing meet. “We did have Janelle Atkinson here two years ago, who came through the Burger King Swim Meet, and she came and participated actively, so there has been a relationship with some of the famous alumni,” added Marsh. Title sponsors Burger King and Popeyes will be spending a combined $2 million to mark the 17th renewal. According to Sabrena McDonald-Radcliffe, head of sales and marketing for Restaurant Associates Limited, it reflects their biggest investment in the sport to date. “Both brands are committed to the growth and development of the sport of swimming as it encourages discipline, perseverance and teamwork among young people,” she said. Immaculate Conception High student Zaneta Alvaranga, who recently returned from the Carifta Swimming Championships in Bahamas with six medals – four individual and two relays – including the 50m butterfly record also spoke. “I encourage you to keep loving the sport of swimming, as it will help you to be focused and become a high achiever in everything you do,” the 12-year-old implored the youngsters. The defending girls’ prep champions are Immaculate. However, new champions will be crowned on the boys’ side as Wolmer’s will not be competing. Excelsior are reigning primary schools champions. Meet director Allan Roy Marsh says the 700 children who will be competing at this weekend’s Burger King/Popeyes Prep and Primary Schools Swim meet will be given an oppor-tunity to showcase their talents in an organised and healthy competition. The two-day meet will be held on Friday and Saturday. Action will get under way at 8:30 a.m. each day at the National Aquatics Centre and will showcase prep and primary swimmers ages 6-12. A total of 55 schools – 45 prep and 10 primary – are down to take part. “Through sponsorship of this meet, Burger King is providing opportunities to over 700 kids, many of whom would not have an opportunity to swim in an organised competition,” Marsh outlined at yesterday’s launch at Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa on Lady Musgrave Road.last_img read more

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Split over Creative Conflict

first_img2015 ain’t gone nowhere yet and some things are already falling apart.  Actually, it’s really not so bad.  It’s just another one of those teething moments of the Liberian entertainment industry.  Recently, rumor circulated on Takun J’s 1.4.6 Block that one of LIB’s hottest rising artist and his manager split, and LIB Life had to get the juice.According to reports, Lil Beshop, the Hip-Co hit maker behind the famous track ‘Human Being’, and his manager Marie Collins, have split.“I no longer mange Lil Beshop, he didn’t fully understand my role as his manager and refused that I partake in the creative process of his song, ‘Let’s Party’, which I sponsored and provided the beat for,” Chic Collins posted on facebook.After seeing her post, we immediately contacted Lil Beshop to hear what he had to say on the matter.“The contract Marie and I signed didn’t include her being involved in such activities,” Beshop stated. “In Liberia, there is a certain type of music my fans are used to hearing, but Marie wanted me to do the ‘let’s party’ song in a way I knew my fans wouldn’t agree on.  Though Marie has helped me tremendously in the recent part of my career, she has stopped contacting me and other things, which indicates she is no longer my manager,” he adds.Collins says she came up with the beat to ‘Let’s Party’ in hopes of promoting it in the UK where she lives. “The beat is a replica of a hit song here in the UK.  I wanted Beshop to nail [it] so that I can promote it here,” she stated.  “I messaged him a chorus I felt will make the track a hit, he agreed via text but wasn’t giving me updates on the song. I had enough and told him that I couldn’t manage him anymore.”According to Collins, she began managing the popular star after he approached her to manage him on the social site facebook“I have sent Beshop money on several occasions to record. I paid an online press kit monthly and boosted post on his facebook page. I also promoted his songs as well as doing my managerial duties,” she added.Meanwhile, Collins says Beshop hasn’t disputed her decision to split from his team and feels they both agree on the decision.  But on the other hand, according to Lil Beshop, a contract was signed between the two parties that expire in five years.“Marie has been managing me for less than year. As for me, I never said I didn’t want her to be my manager but will agree on whatever she wants to do.  Signed a contract sheet for three years, she wrote on my page and her page that she’s no longer managing me. She breached the contract.”These are some of the teething experiences of the Liberian entertainment industry, where the terms of reference for some artists and their managers appear not so clearly defined.  And even with crystal clear terms, the conflict over the creative process, however, is always a sticky issue no matter who the artist is.  The real conflict may be between the artist’s creative autonomy and his manager’s interpretation of what the audience expects, on the one hand; and the fact that artist and manager are not targeting the same audiences, on the other hand.  Is this a conflict that a remix cannot fix?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Alleged killer for High Court trial

first_imgA man who allegedly stabbed his wife on the night of 30 April, 2015 after a domestic dispute will finally face trial for the charge laid against him.Miguel “Allan” Barker of Bagotville, West Bank Demerara will have his day in the high court over the allegedThe late Donessa Barkerbrutal stabbing of Donessa Barker. The woman had collapsed after being dealt several stab wounds about the body.In evidence tendered in the Wales Magistrate’s Court, the woman died of incised wounds and it was proven that she was stabbed to the chest.At the packed courtroom, Magistrate Nurse ruled that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a trial. However Barker in his response to the accusation maintained that he was not present at the time of the crime.“Me an me wife didn’t really [have] no problem, sir,” the defendant noted.The murder accused also pointed out that during the course of the investigation, police forced him to sign a statement which he did not understand since he cannot read.The Magistrate posited that the court will take his explanations into consideration but the defendant has to defend his alleged crime at the Supreme Court.Barker, before being remanded to prison, was told that at a later date, he will be informed as to when his high court trial will commence.It was on a Thursday evening last year that the mother of one was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband.The couple had been married for more than a year, but had been experiencing extensive marital issues. Reports had indicated that the murder accused would frequently accuse his wife of infidelity which caused intervals of separation in the marriage.On that fateful night, the couple were heard arguing which was followed by a scuffle and after some time, the man left the home but then returned and jumped through the bedroom window.Guyana Times had reported that Barker had reportedly taken a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his spouse several times. Neighbours attempted to rescue the woman and had rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead.At that time, Barker allegedly fled with the murder weapon but was later apprehended and charged for the fatal crime.last_img read more

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Rubber Product Manufacturing in Liberia in Sight at Last

first_imgLiberia, Africa’s first independent and sovereign Republic, has also been, since the early 1930s, the continent’s first rubber producing country, and yet in nearly 90 years has not yet been able to produce a single rubber band, glove or any other rubber product.That seems to have been the plot or scheme of Harvey S. Firestone who, in 1926, signed agreement with the administration of President Charles D.B. King for one million acres of land to grow natural rubber in Liberia.Mr. Firestone first attempted to grow rubber in the Philippines, but they turned him down for fear that if they allowed Firestone in, it would signal a death knell to Philippines’ quest for independence.Firestone’s next stop was Liberia, in his determination for the United States of America (USA) to grow her own rubber and break the British monopoly on rubber in the world.Mr. Firestone found Liberia’s rich soil, rainfall and climate to be, as he put it in his own words, the best place on the planet to grow rubber successfully. He immediately opened the Firestone plantation along the Farmington River in what is now Margibi County.Firestone did two things more to ensure that Liberian officialdom and Liberians were on his side: first, he encouraged most Liberian officials to grow rubber, which he bought, making many leading Liberians rich; second, he employed thousands of Liberians and became the country’s first major concession and largest employer besides the government.In the process, Harvey Firestone and his family became very rich—billionaires.Firestone was good for Liberia except for one thing: the company deemed Liberia fit only for a rubber plantation that produced ONLY raw material to feed American factories, and nothing else. That is why in Firestone’s nearly a century of operation in Liberia, it has manufactured absolutely nothing here, but rather, until this day, June 7, 2018, shipped every ounce of its rubber to the USA and other foreign parts. That is why we say that Firestone saw Liberia as simply fertile ground for producing raw materials— nothing else.Two questions arise: first, how was it possible for Firestone to treat Liberia, a country that has been so good to Firestone, so badly and so contemptuously? The second question is, how have Liberian officials and successive Liberian governments allowed Firestone to do this—treat Liberia so badly—for nearly a century—92 years to be exact?We can venture a third question: how was it possible for all these Liberian rubber planters, from James (Jimmy) Francis Cooper, the first Liberian rubber planter, to many other Coopers, Dennises, Shermans, Freemans, Jacksons, Tubmans, Tolberts and the biggest rubber planter of them all, Harry L. Morris of Kakata and Todee, yes, how did all of rubber planters to allow Firestone to get away with this—slaving after this company’s US dollars and remaining naked as purely producers of Firestone’s raw material—rubber, and nothing else?But as the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. Today, we have another Cooper, whose name was also James, from Sinoe County, son of Henry Cooper—Henry is a popular name among the Coopers, who hailed from Sinoe, built a several hundred acre rubber farm in Bomi County. Today, the son of this James E. Cooper, also called James the II, has decided to brave the century-old powerful current by dreaming a serious dream. Young James E. Cooper, Jr., son of a Sinoe Cooper and an American mother, is dreaming of adding value to Liberian rubber by manufacturing rubber gloves, boots, adhesives (glues, gums, pastes), solvents (thinners), gaskets, rubber roofing tiles, re-threaded automobile tires and later freshly manufactured automobile tires.This is nothing short of revolutionary and we appeal to the government of President George Manneh Weah to give its firm backing to this great and historic initiative.Mr. James E. Cooper, Jr., tells us that he is not alone. Several other rubber planters have already started constructing rubber processing facilities in various parts of the country, including Kakata, Margibi County, and Nimba County.Mr. James E. Cooper, II says not only will these rubber processing and manufacturing enterprises produce finished products; they will also cause thousands more people to be employed in the rubber sector. They will not just be tappers, but engineers and technicians working in manufacturing plants.Presently, Mr. Cooper’s processing plant is producing TSR 10 rubber for export to Malaysia and the USA where it is used to manufacture automobile tires. He also produces smoked sheets for export.Mr. Cooper is in negotiations with Sri Lankan manufacturers to come to Liberia and join him by bringing in their technology to start rethreading tires, and later the real thing—brand new automobile tires for export to the Mano River Union and ECOWAS markets.Mr. Cooper and his fellow rubber processors have an even bigger dream: the Free Trade Agreement, spearheaded by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, which was signed in Kigali last week by 48 of the 53 African nations.Cooper and his colleagues are on to creating Liberia’s industrial revolution. Let us all join in this great endeavor by giving Mr. Cooper and all his colleagues our fullest cooperation and support. The media must play their part, and so, we fervently pray, will the Liberian government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fire ravages ornament maker’s home

first_imgA Hadfield Street, Georgetown man is now left without a roof over his head after a fire completely ravaged his home just before midnight on Saturday.House owner Rudy Morgan said he was awakened by a crackling sound and intense heat on his body, and upon checking, saw that his Lot 47 Hadfield Street Lodge home was on fire.The man, who makes ornaments along Main Street Georgetown, was the lone occupant of the one-flat wooden house. He recalled that, before going to bed, he had lit a mosquito coil, which he surmised might have been the cause of the fire.“I was sleeping, I was on my bed…to tell you the truth, I got lil water under my house, so the mosquitoes were a lot. So I light two coils, and then I went to bed, went under my netting and went to sleep. When I sleeping, I feel the heat on my skin, so I jump up,” Morgan relayed.Rudy MorganThe man recounted that he quickly hopped out of bed and made attempts to douse the flames before the fire spread further, but this proved futile.“I run and I used some bottled water that I had to try and out the fire, but before I know it, the fire ran through half of my house,” he explained.Fearing for his safety, Morgan said, he exited the house and began calling on neighbours to alert them.The Fire Service was also called to the scene; however, by the time they arrived, the entire house was already burnt to the ground.The ornament-maker estimates his losses to be in excess of $1 million. He told this publication that all his craft items have been destroyed in the fire.“I had all of my ornaments that I does sell in here and outside, and everything burned. I lost my livelihood, because all the materials that I does use and so gone,” Morgan cried.Now homeless, the man is calling on the public to lend him assistance in rebuilding. He revealed that all the cash he had in his home has been lost in the fire.last_img read more

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21-year-old woman opens up about living with a ‘self-confessed’ killer

first_imgThe 21-year-old woman who was living with the self-confessed Black Bush Polder murderer said she did not know that he murdered his wife, but confessed that she was wearing the dead woman’s clothing.Following the arrest of the couple after a missing person’s report was filed at the Whim Police Station on Wednesday, Uma-Davie Nathoo told investigators that she knew “nothing of the crime” and was in disbelief that it had even taken place.Dead: Lilwantie BalackUma-Davie NathooWhen the remains of the body were unearthed, thereby confirming the victim’s demise, this young woman maintained her innocence. “He (partner) can’t put me in that one!” she said. “I wasn’t there! He will have to face it!” she told the Police.The young woman was on Friday evening released from custody on $25,000 station bail after Police were convinced that she was not a participant in the crime. Her paramour’s relatives paid the bail.That same Friday was when the skeletal remains of Wilwantie Balack, also called “Darling”, 39, of Mibicuri North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, were dug up from a grave at the back of her yard in the agricultural community. Balack had gone missing in September last year, and her husband had repeatedly told their children that his wife had migrated to the USA. The woman had been last seen by her children on September 3, 2016.At approximately 11:30h on Friday, her remains were found in a four-foot grave about 120 metres behind the family’s house. Relatives had been searching for her since September 6, the day it is believed she was killed. Her 21-year-old daughter, Dharshni Davi Balack, said her father had given them conflicting information about the whereabouts of their mother, telling the three children that she was in the USA and other relatives that she was in living in different parts of the country.Suspicion grew as no phone calls were received from Wilwantie; and her husband, 43-year-old Sunildat Balack, also called “Red Man”, brought the 21-year-old woman to live with him.  The three Balack children soon discovered that their father’s new partner was wearing their mother’s wedding band.Speaking with <> on Sunday, Nathoo said her entire insides began to tingle when she learnt that she was living with a man who had killed and buried his wife and had told no one. “Is like something start cutting up me whole inside when I hear. You know, like when people drink Gramoxone. Ah heavy, heavy burning start come, and I feel upset,” she declared.She explained that her relationship with Balack lasted for three months, during which she had returned to her mother’s home on three occasions because of abuse.Nathoo said Balack had indicated his interest in her while she was still a schoolgirl, but she had never given him a favourable response. She said he would normally visit his mother’s home, which was two houses from where she lived with her parents at Albion, Corentyne.Her father told this publication that in December last year, when he was attending a religious function in the village, Balack asked him for his home telephone number. He said when he got home, his daughter was on the telephone with someone.According to Nathoo, Balack told her that he and his wife had separated and she had migrated and was now working as a cook at a restaurant in Florida. “So we make arrangement that he gon pick me up at 12:30h the next day… I meet he on the road and I tell he that before we go to he family, let us go and eat something because I hungry.”Following that, she was introduced to some of Balack’s relatives, who were very friendly. “They tell me that if I gon live with him as husband and wife, they gon support me; and if he wife come back, they gon back me and don’t let she go back in the house, because is she go away and lef he,” the woman explained.Meanwhile, Nathoo’s father said she had telephoned the family to say that she was happy and was living with a man, and she explained who he was.ClothingThe young woman said that when she entered the Balack house, she was shown around and told that the clothing belonged to Balack’s wife. “He tell me that I could wear whatever I want.”Nathoo had gone to live with Balack without taking much clothing. She had taken only a small bag with her. “I wear some of her sari to go to functions that his family had and he carry me,” she explained.A week after leaving home, Nathoo visited her parents at their Albion home on the company Balack.Balack’s family had by then already indicated that they would arrange a wedding ceremony for the couple.AbuseShe said the first incident of abuse occurred in January, a mere two weeks into the relationship. She was called names and told that his previous wife took care of certain responsibilities. “I tell he that I is not a farm girl and that I frighten snakes and it gon take some time fo me to get use to going in the farm…”Following the abuse, the woman said she returned to her mother’s home, but two days later, she was back in Black Bush Polder. A month later, she received her first slap. “He slap me and I slap he back, and this man whole face change and he run me and I get away from he… Ah tell he that I sorry and I would not do it again, but he was different from then,” she related.“He bring me on the road and he start slap me up again. He asking why me leff and go at me Mummy house; that is he biggest problem,” Uma related.The woman said Balack once threatened to drive his car into a canal with her and jump out, leaving her to perish and then he would report that it was an accident. “Me start to beg and tell am say that me wan live long an that Ah nah go back to me mummy. He said, ‘Alright, Ah hope you stick to that now’…,” she related.According to her, on more than one occasion Balack asked her to leave, claiming that she was not what he wanted. “I tell he that I ain’t leaving, because he done spoil me already and I staying, so we gon live like husband and wife.”She said that on one occasion he had threatened her by saying that he was expecting his wife to return. One neighbour was also told that Wilwantie Balack was returning in time for Phagwah.Nathoo said she stood her ground. “I tell he that I ain’t going back home, because nobody ain’t gon want me now.”The wedding bandThe day after Nathoo moved into the Mibicuri home, she was asked to take the car keys and put them into a bag in which Balack had his licences. “When Ah go in the bag Ah see this ring, is a lady ring and it get a heart, so I ask him who is that ring for. Is a female ring, so Ah start pressuring him: Why he get a ring like that in his bag? He tell me to lef it, that it is not for me. So I start demanding that if he make it for another girl or so, and he say it gon remain there. But I keep pressuring he, and like he just want to satisfy me (so) he give me the ring to wear.”Contrary to rumours, Nathoo denied that she also wore other pieces of jewellery which belonged to the dead woman.Meanwhile, Balack is expected to soon be charged with the murder of his wife.last_img read more

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City releases 2008 statement of financial information report

first_imgThe financial statements are out for Fort St. John City employees and elected officials for 2008.City employees salaries totaled just over $9,644,000. As for elected officials, the total came to more than $185,000.Former City Manager John Locher, who was fired in June of 2007, received just over $141,000 as a promised severance package.- Advertisement -Now, last year, former Mayor Jim Eglinski spent just under $7,000 for expenses, like out-of-town conferences. Since January 2009, Mayor Lantz has spent just over $11,000 for conferences in various parts of BC and Alberta.Meanwhile, wages for three firefighters varied from $128,000 thousand to $147,000.To see a full copy of the statement, click on the attachment below.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Stoke City v Man United: Rooney DROPPED by under-fire Van Gaal

first_imgWayne Rooney has been DROPPED for Manchester United’s Boxing Day clash with Stoke City.With pressure mounting on under-fire manager Louis van Gaal following a run of six games without a win, the Dutchman has responded by dumping his captain on to the bench for the lunchtime Boxing Day kick off.Rooney, who has scored just two Premier League goals this season, insisted earlier this week that he and his team-mates would fight to save Van Gaal’s job, but he will have to wait for his chance to join that battle against the Potters.Ander Herrara comes back into the side, while Anthony Martial will lead the line on his own.Stoke also make one change, with Geoff Cameron recovering from a hamstring strain to replace Marko van Ginkel in midfield.Stoke: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Johnson, Whelan, Shaqiri, Bojan, Afellay, Arnautovic. Subs: Joselu, Wilson, van Ginkel, Adam, Diouf, Walters, Haugaard.Man United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Young, Carrick, Ander Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Depay, Martial. Subs: Rooney, Romero, Schneiderlin, Varela, McNair, Borthwick-Jackson, Andreas Pereira. 1 Wayne Rooney last_img read more

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Chelsea transfer latest: Christian Atsu to join Malaga on loan

first_img1 Out-of-favour Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is expected to join La Liga side Malaga on loan.The Ghana international moved to Bournemouth on loan at the beginning of this season, but was recalled by the Blues after failing to make an impact with just two appearances for the Cherries.And with limited opportunities at Stamford Bridge, it seems the 24-year-old will not be sent out to gain experience in Spain.The likes of Epsnayol, Rayo Vallecano and Levante were all reportedly interested in a deal for Atsu, but the prospect of regular first team football at Malaga looks to have swayed the player.Atsu joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and has already spent time at Everton and Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan.The former Porto winger has 42 caps for Ghana and his Blues contract expires in the summer of 2018. Chelsea winger Christian Atsu last_img read more

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PATSY BROGAN ‘SHEBEEN’ TRIAL TO GO AHEAD TODAY

first_imgA 73-year-old farmer will go on trial in Donegal Town today charged with operating a ‘shebeen’ in a shed at his home called the ‘Bog Hotel’.The trial date for the case against Patsy Brogan – fixed last month – set aside time today for the trial at Donegal District Court.At a previous hearing defence solicitor Paudge Dorrian said the pensioner will be “contesting” a charge that he sold beer and spirits at the premises outside Inver, Co. Donegal, on September 25 last year. The summons was brought against Mr Brogan – pictured here with his 29-year-old Polish girlfriend – on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions by Inspector Denis Joyce.Brogan was cleared by a court last year of running an illegal bar in his converted shed when Donegal County Council sued him for a breach of planning laws.He told that court that he doesn’t charge for drink and the judge in that case found the converted shed was not in breach of planning laws and was not unlike private bars in homes across the country where families shared drinks with friends.PATSY BROGAN ‘SHEBEEN’ TRIAL TO GO AHEAD TODAY was last modified: October 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Bog HotelCo DonegalDonegal District CourtinverPatsy Broganlast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC LAUNCHES SUMMER CAMP

first_imgTIR CHONAILL ATHLETICS CLUB SUMMER CAMPTír Chonaill Athletics Club grew from three thriving juvenile clubs that existed in Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Bundoran in the 1970’sTír Chonaill Athletics Club is a club with an open door policy, where you will be greeted with a warm welcome from friendly, courteous and experienced members and qualified coaches. Coaches who believe that everyone is capable of achieving their goals, regardless of age or fitness levels, and who strive towards this end in a friendly, supportive and safe environment. The club caters for athletes from 8 years old upwards, the oldest member being 68 years of age and for Juveniles, Seniors, Masters, Joggers, Walkers, Tri-Athletes and Fit4Life covering such events as Track & Field Athletics, Road Running, Cross-Country Running, Triathlon, Walking and Hiking. Camp Sponsors CARA PHARMACIES Our Partners in successTir Chonaill AC   Summer  Camp 2011Five Days Of Fun   July 4th to July 8th [inclusive]LEARNING THROUGH SPORT Camp Director: Eamon  Harvey  074 97 21578/087 0867948054  Tirchonaillac.comFor Ages 5 – 15                            includes Athletics Specific Camp       for 13 -15 year olds9am – 2pmCAMP APPLICATIONName: ___________________ Age:____ Medical Condition:__________________Name: ___________________ Age:____Medical Condition:__________________Name: ___________________ Age:____ Medical Condition:__________________Name: ___________________ Age:____Medical Condition:__________________Telephone: _______________________Emergency NumberAddress:____________________________________________________________________________________________E:mail:___________________________Signature:_________________________PRINT NAME:______________________ABOUT THE CAMPThe camp is part of the Tír Chonaill AC Summer programme and provides a fun, structured environment in which children aged five through to fifteen can socialise, make friends through the FUNdamentals of Sport. The camp is situated in the grounds of the Abbey vocational school.Supervised Lunch breaks; Qualified personnel including a child protection officer;End of camp tournamentSample  ActivitiesVolleyball, Badminton, Football, Basketball, Sportshall, Tag Rugby, Dodge Ball, Gymnastics, Dancing, Quiz, Art & Crafts, Circle Games, Athletics, Olympic Trampoline, Wet-weather activities (if required).AT FEES YOU CAN AFFORDOne family member                €60Two family members              €110Family Group                                     €150Closing Date for Camp Applications is  Thurs  30th JuneWHAT YOU NEED TO BRINGIf it’s warm -Sun screen, snacks and lots of waterIf it’s Cold and wet -A coat, snacks and lots of waterWHERE DO I SEND MY APPLICATIONJust drop your completed application and cheque, money order or even cash into any Cara Pharmacy outlet in Donegal Town or Bundoran or into All Sports on Quay Street Donegal Town.TERMS AND CONDITIONSPlaces are limited.  While club leaders will take all reasonable action to ensure the safety and well being of the children, we cannot be held responsible for damages, injuries or loss of possessions and parents/guardians are advised to obtain personal insurance for these occurrences. Misbehavior and/or continual breach of camp rules will result in the participant being suspended from the camp and no refund being given.  Children attending camp should not be left unsupervised at camp venue until the official coaches are present.  Children must be collected promptly at 2:00pm.Tir Chonaill Athletics ClubSenior 5 Day Summer 2011 Camp The camp, aimed at 12 to 15 year olds, will introduce and develop a variety of athletic events in a fun environment. The camp will be staffed by qualified athletics teachers/coaches. Disciplines will include – Long Jump; High Jump; Pole Vault; Shot Putt; Middle distance; Javelin plus gymnastics, trampoleening, orienteering and gamesWhen and Where          9am  to 2pm daily            Abbey Voc School, Donegal Town Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri                                   4th – 8th July 2011Cost one family member €60       Two family members – €110        Family group €150To attend – fill out the application – overleaf and return to camp directorEamon Harvey, Drimark, Donegal Town 0872797548/0749721578 or leave in All Sports Donegal Town or Cara Pharmacy Donegal Town or Bundoran Closing date for applications   Thurs 30th June ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC LAUNCHES SUMMER CAMP was last modified: June 20th, 2011 by gregShare 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:TIR CHONAILL AC LAUNCHES SUMMER CAMPlast_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORK

first_imgDONEGAL’S Ladies GAA senior team travelled to Cork today – and were well-beaten by the All-Ireland champions.Cork led 3-11 to 0-1 at half time with goals by Angela Walsh (10), Ni Bhuachalla (16) and a penalty by Emma Farmer (29).Four more goals followed in the second half in the clash at CIT with Sarah Harrington scoring two of them. Donegal managed to register just two more scores.Final score – Cork 7-23 Donegal 0-03. DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORK was last modified: April 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORKlast_img read more

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DD LOCAL – RAPHOE WALKERS TAKING TO THE ROADS

first_imgRAPHOE WALKING GROUPThe Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome. This is a brilliant opportunity to get fit (ter) and meet new people in your Community.Fundraiser for new playground for Raphoe Support needed to ensure we reach our target to get the playground started. Donations also welcome. [email protected] or 0863467793COFFEE DAYIn memory of Lulu Pringle Friday 9th august in St John’s Bosco Centre Donegal Town from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Everyone welcome, All proceeds in aid of North West Hospice and Solice Care Centre Donegal Town for further information contact Jude on 0863945008DRAW WINNERS Draw in aid of Neo Natal Unit Letterknny/Neo Natal Unit Rotunda Hospital Dublin.Anne Kelly thanks sincerely all who contributed to recent draw total raised €1630.00Winners1st prize signed Donegal Jersey (donated by Jenny Duncan) winner James Johnston Muntertinney Raphoe2nd prize Hamper winner Nicole Sweeny 3rd prize bottle of whiskey (donated by Laird Mc Kinley) winner Niamh MorrisOAKFIELD PARKTo celebrate the fantastic weather we’re having right now, Thomas, the train at Oakfield Park will be running every Wed, Thurs & Fri at 3pm, in addition to his regular runs all day on Saturday & Sundays. The Gardens are open as usual – Wed to Sunday from 12 to 6pm.Pack a picnic and take advantage of the sunny weather & school holidays and bring the family along to this gorgeous local facility right on your doorstep. RAPHOE BOXING CLUBA very sincere thanks goes to Martin Laird and all his workforce at the Raphoe Tidy Towns for all the great work that they do inside and outside the boxing clubhouse as it is greatly appreciated.Congratulations goes to boxing club coach Gary Mc Cullagh and his wife Aileen on the birth of their baby son last week.Best wishes for every success goes to Convoy’s Bryan Mc Namee and Letterkenny’s Brian Elliot who will be representing Ireland at the forthcoming European Schoolboy Championships to be staged in the City West Dublin from 28th July to 4th August. Good luck lads from all at the Raphoe club.More details of the club’s 25th anniversary to be staged in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Saturday 16th November will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to [email protected] every Thursday to meet the print deadline.DD LOCAL – RAPHOE WALKERS TAKING TO THE ROADS was last modified: July 19th, 2013 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:Raphoe noteslast_img read more

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SHOCKING! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE PUPS?

first_imgTHEY have faces to melt the hardest of hearts.But someone decided to dump them in Mountcharles – and left them. Three of them managed to make it to the garden of a local woman who rescued them – she found two others later.  “We arrived up today to collect the pups that seem to be collie x springers approx 9 weeks old. There are 4 females and 1 male,” said Ryan McCauley from Donegal Pet Rescue.“They seemed in quite good health, they had a wormy belly and wee bit nervous but other than that healthy. We looked around the area to see maybe a mother had been dumped with them but unfortunately there was no sign of her.“We walked around the local area and asked the neighbours if they had seen any dogs or unusual vehicles in the area but to no avail. We are hoping that these little cuties have wondered off by themselves but it is looking like someone dumped them in this location knowing they would be found rather than pick up the phone and ask a rescue organisation for help.“The pups were checked over and although two of them are a bit nervous of us they seem used to human contact so that puts the idea of being born wild out of the equation. “They got treated for worms and will get their vaccinations and chips in the next few days. We are pleading with the public for information on this case as it is quite strange to find healthy pups in an area where they will be found quickly.“We do get pups dumped that are unhealthy or too young to be away from the mum as the owner does want to look after them anymore but most people will call us for help.“We have had cases in the past were the pups were born in fields to a mum but these pups are used to human interaction and quite healthy so can’t be the case. We would like the public to please get in contact if they recognise theses pups or if they know the mum of these pups so we know she is safe and looked after.“The rescue centres are always under pressure but we will do everything in our power to help you especially young pups. There is no need to dump them off hoping they will be found. We have had no reports of missing pups or the rescue in the local area has had no reports of missing pups so we are assuming they have been dumped, but if these are your pups please get in contact with us. Can everyone please share so we can get the information we need on these pups and their mum. And please if you don’t want puppies then neuter your pets, dogs trust are running a free neutering and micro-chipping scheme for the month of July.” SHOCKING! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE PUPS? was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:abandoned pupsdonegalDonegal Pet RescueMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more

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Strip club court battle continues

first_imgSOUTH EL MONTE – Akbar Mehr has not given up in his quest to bring a strip club to South El Monte. Despite a recent Superior Court ruling denying him a permit to open Diamonds Showgirls, Mehr plans to take the matter to the appellate courts. “The judge ruled in favor of the city,” said Mehr, a planning adviser. “Usually we don’t care about the decision of the lower court. I expected something like that.” Mehr alleges South El Monte council members adopted an emergency ordinance to prevent him from opening his strip club at 1225 Durfee Ave. The site, which formerly housed Cindy’s Restaurant, is zoned for commercial businesses, he said. On that basis, the city denied his application for a permit, Barrow said. According to Mehr’s attorney, the city’s move was illegal. “The city changed the ordinance and claimed it was simply correcting a prior mistake,” said attorney Roger Diamond, who has defended adult businesses in the past. Most recently, he helped Anaheim’s Taboo Club win $2 million after officials in that city tried to keep the cabaret out of their boundaries using similar tactics, Diamond said. In the South El Monte case, Diamond and his client are seeking upward of $1 million in lost profits over the last year. Barrow say his City Council’s actions were within legal reason. “City councils are presented a lot of different ordinances at different times, and so when you have a 25-page ordinance, unless someone has done a red-line version, there’s no way to see how it applies to the current ordinance,” he said. “It was clear that no one brought this to the City Council.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2303160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Under the previous ordinance, Mehr added, adult businesses were allowed in that area so long as their front doors were 500 feet away from the property line of homes, schools, religious establishments or parks. Mehr’s business met those criteria, he said. South El Monte City Attorney Quinn Barrow disagreed, saying the ordinance terms were inadvertently incorrect. “There was a period (in 1999) where, just for adult uses, the measurements had changed to the primary door,” Barrow said. “No one knows how that change got into the books. At the time the council was adapting an ordinance that was 25 pages long.” “It’s property line to property line,” Barrow said of the correct zoning code, noting Whittier Narrows Recreation Area lies in too close a proximity to Mehr’s potential club. Barrow also said discrepancies in the ordinance were not discovered until Mehr and another business requested a permit in late 2004, prompting the council’s response. last_img read more

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Kids rewarded with ride in Rose Parade

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake More than 150 supporters attended the ceremony, including Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who helped present the awards. — “Operation Christmas for our Troops II” collected more than 40,000 toys for the children of Californians serving in the U.S. military this year, and CDs, DVDs and video games for to the troops themselves. Last week, the employees of Woodland Hills-based 21st Century Insurance donated 750 toys to the National Guard facility in Ontario. Yellow Ribbon America, the National Guard Association of California and the California state Legislature sponsored the operation. — In a community service project in advance of his upcoming bar mitzvah, 12-year-old Nicholas Sacks of West Hills collected 36 large bags of hygiene products and donated them to the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles.—Submit Community Column items via email to [email protected]; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to Daily News, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills 91365. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Eight Los Angeles children will ride horses in the upcoming Rose Parade as a reward for their success in the Wonderful Outdoor World program. Among the eight are Luz Roque from Pacoima and Alejandro Gutierrez and Ricardo Solis Jr. from Sylmar. W.O.W. gives urban children ages 8-12 a chance to camp at their local park or recreation area, where they learn skills like pitching tents and catching fish and get an overall respect for nature. It’s offered through the city Department of Recreation and Parks and has several public and private sponsors. — Fifteen Girl Scouts from the San Fernando Valley received the Girl Scout Gold Award at a ceremony in Granada Hills. Only senior scouts ages 16 or 17 are eligible for the award, which is the highest in the scouts. Earning the Gold Award requires a Girl Scout to “set goals, plan and put aspirations into action, gain leadership skills, explore career options and develop personal values while providing services to the community at large.” One of the award winners, Brianne King of Sylmar, designed a 12-square-foot “Star Gazing Center” for studying astronomy at a Girl Scout camp in Frazier Park. Another, Kristina Smith of Burbank, provided a summer music camp called “Mornings with Music” for children at a local school.last_img read more

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GAA PUNDIT PAT SPILLANE VOICES SUPPORT FOR ARRANMORE ISLAND FISHERMAN

first_imgFormer Kerry GAA star and RTE pundit Pat Spillane has publicly voiced his support for the plight of Arranmore Island fishermen.Spillane appeared on The Late Late Show and gave an in-depth interview to host Ryan Turbidy. One of the issues Spillane discussed passionately was his fears regarding widespread rural decline all over Ireland.He pointed to the TV3 programme ‘Islanders’ as an example of how areas and Islands could be potentially wiped out due to severe draconian measures taken by powerbrokers in Brussels.He used Arranmore Island fisherman Neilie Kavanagh as an example of everything that is wrong with the current system.Simply click play on the video above to listen to what Spillane had to say. GAA PUNDIT PAT SPILLANE VOICES SUPPORT FOR ARRANMORE ISLAND FISHERMAN was last modified: May 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arranmore IslandFeaturesnewsPat Spillanelast_img read more

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Geocaching Caption Contest 37 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

first_imgCuriousGeorge59 was not happy to have missed the FTF (First to Find) by seconds.CuriousGeorge59 was not happy to have missed the FTF by seconds.Devise your most creative caption for this picture of these two geocachers and they’re unlikely companion. You could even win a ‘barely coveted prize’ in the 37th Geocaching.com Caption Contest. This picture was originally posted on the official Geocaching.com Facebook page. Share your pics there for a chance to have your image used in a future caption contest.One coveted, and one barely coveted prize. Win them both!Submit your best – most King Kong geocaching appropriate caption – by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your Geocaching.com username in all entries. Then, explore the captions other geocachers have posted.Try to ‘influence’ the voting process (*nudge*nudge*). “Like” the caption that you believe should take home the barely coveted prize. If you think your caption should win, convince your fellow geocachers, your friends, and family to “like” your caption. Lackeys vote from the top finalists to decide the winner of the contest.Click on the image to see the winner of this caption contestThe winner receives this month’s ‘barely coveted prize.’ The prize consists of one coveted and one barely coveted prize. Up for grabs is a rare John Grisham Geocoin, and an seldom used office pen.Click on the image to your right to discover the winner of this Geocaching.com Caption Contest. Lackeys voted to award the winner of the 36th Geocaching.com Caption Contest a barely coveted prize. Click on the image to your right to read the winning caption of that contest.Explore all the winning captions by checking out all the Geocaching.com Caption Contests. If you have suggestions for Geocaching.com Caption Contest photos, send a message and the image to [email protected] with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Caption Contest 34 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 10, 2012In “Lackeys”Geocaching.com Caption Contest 31 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeFebruary 16, 2012In “Community”Geocaching.com Caption Contest 33 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeMay 4, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

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Visualizing a World of Facebook Connections

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… audrey watters A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Facebook#web center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts How do you visualize Facebook? As Facebook engineering intern Paul Butler notes, when you have a social graph of 500 million people, there are numerous ways in which you can view the data. For his part, Butler has been interested in visualizing how our friendships are connected to geographic place. So he has created a visualization based on cities and the number of Facebook friendships between them. Using the open source statistical tool R, Butler has taken data from a sample of aboutu 10 million friendship pairs, plotted them to location, and counted the number of friends between pairs of cities. Here’s part of Butler’s explanation:“I defined weights for each pair of cities as a function of the Euclidean distance between them and the number of friends between them. Then I plotted lines between the pairs by weight, so that pairs of cities with the most friendships between them were drawn on top of the others. I used a color ramp from black to blue to white, with each line’s color depending on its weight. I also transformed some of the lines to wrap around the image, rather than spanning more than halfway around the world.”Butler says that when he shared the image with others at Facebook, “it resonated with many people. It’s not just a pretty picture, it’s a reaffirmation of the impact we have in connecting people, even across oceans and borders.” Indeed, it is a very powerful visualization of our world.(You can find a high resolution image here.)last_img read more

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NFC in 2011: U.S. Bank Testing NFC in 20 Different Markets

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces This post is part of a series on NFC here on ReadWriteMobile which will serve to get you up to speed on what NFC is, what notable developments are underway and what commercial programs using NFC will arrive this year. You can follow this series by clicking the tag (or bookmarking the tag) “NFC 2011.”This post assumes you are familiar with the term NFC as well as the technology’s use in mobile payments. If you’re just starting to learn about NFC, you should begin here with the first post in the series to get caught up.NFC-Enabled Mobile Banking Apps What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#Trends sarah perez Also involved in the pilot program is payments processing provider FIS and the payments specialist Monitise, which the bank credited with the development of the mobile banking application. Actually, there are two mobile apps involved – one written for BlackBerry smartphones, while the other is an iPhone app. Both offer similar functionality, Venturo says.Using the apps, customers can perform balance inquiries, pay their bills, see their transaction history, and even switch on or off the NFC functionality. The balance inquiry, specifically, is updated in real-time, reflecting the transactions that were just made at checkout.Ironically, the on/off switch is provided to address customers’ fears regarding this new technology’s security, despite the fact that NFC, in truth, provides more security than the mag stripe standard used on credit cards today. That feature may or may not arrive in the commercial product, if one is to launch.Once enabled, these mobile phones can be used anywhere Visa has its contactless payment terminals in place. Merchants accepting these transactions exist in locations that range from pharmacies to fast food restaurants and even some convenience stores.How the System WorksCustomers participating in the pilot program receive the microSD card or iPhone case in the mail at the same time as their new credit card arrives. Included in the package are instructions as to how to insert the chip into the phone (or use the case), plus how to enable and use the mobile application.At point-of-sale, customers can switch on the NFC functionality within the mobile application (if it was not on already), then simply wave their phone in front of the Visa payWave terminal in order to complete the transaction.So far, the testers have found the process easy. “We’re really happy with the pilot program’s progress,” Venturo told us in March, while noting that U.S. Bank continues to refine the overall experience.Commercial Plans?The pilot was set to wrap up by the end of March 2011, after which U.S. Bank will determine what plans it has for making the program more widely available to non-employee customers. As of yet, the company has not made any announcements about its commercial plans.While the pilot program itself may have performed well, Venturo believes that there needs to be more than mobile payments alone before NFC technology really takes off. There needs to be more of value driver, he said, where customers receive other items, like coupons or loyalty discounts, when they perform mobile transactions.Right now, NFC technology is only popular among a highly mobile group of early adopters – a group which is not necessarily the youth market, Venturo explained. Meanwhile, others, when offered the ability to make payments with their phone ask “why would I do that?” He also said that adoption of NFC by merchants will ramp up at different levels across the U.S., noting especially there’s a lot interest in certain spots on the East Coast and west of Colorado.Image credit: Mobilecrunchcenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology U.S. Bank has been testing an NFC-enabled mobile payments service in 20 different markets, spanning several U.S. states, according to Dominic Venturo, Chief Innovation Officer for U.S. Bank Payment Services. The program was being trialed by bank employees who were also bank customers. However, the company won’t disclose the exact number of personnel involved.Like similar services from Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase, U.S. Bank’s payment solution lets customers make purchases with their mobile phone simply by waving their phone at select payment terminals at the point-of-sale. The service debuted in November 2010 in partnership with Visa, whose payWave technology is being used in the new solution. Using hardware made by DeviceFidelity, customers can NFC-enable their smartphones either by inserting a microSD card into their device, or by using a specially designed iPhone case which also includes a microSD card slot. Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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A Net-Zero Campus in New York City

first_imgRoosevelt Island is technically part of the borough of Manhattan, but it has a distinct identity. Some of that has to do with its 19th-century history, when it was home to a lockup for convicts and institutions such as the Smallpox Hospital and New York City Lunatic Asylum.But in contemporary life, that identity is more about the island’s spectacular location on the East River, between Manhattan and Queens, its status as a residential community of about 13,000 people, and, more recently, as the potential home of Cornell University’s New York City Tech Campus, a 10-acre project that would include a 150,000-sq.-ft. core academic building designed and built to perform at net zero energy. Cornell is bidding against proposals being presented to the city by Columbia University, New York University, and Stanford University for the contract to build a tech campus in town, with, in Columbia’s case, an extension in nearby Westchester County. (Mayor Michael Bloomberg has indicated there might be more than one winner among the bidders.)In Cornell’s proposal, the main academic building would be one of the four largest NZE buildings in the U.S., the school says.“Forget the cliché ‘game-changer,’” Kent Kleinman, Cornell’s Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art and Planning, said in a news item about the proposal. “This New York City campus is more than that. It is the ideal plan for creating an educational environment to train future engineers and designers in the science of sustainability for decades to come. And it will make New York City home to one of the nation’s premier green buildings.”A living labAs currently envisioned, the campus residences, corporate facilities, and main building will sit just south of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, which passes over the island at Manhattan’s East 59th Street. (The island is a narrow stretch of turf that runs from East 46th Street to East 85th Street. Direct access to the island is provided via subway and tramway, rather than the bridge.) The main building will serve as a home for an academic partnership between Cornell and Technion / Israel Institute of Technology.Construction of campus structures other than the main building is expected to be to the LEED Silver or Gold standard and yield about 30% greater energy efficiency than comparably sized buildings built to code. The design-and-planning team, which includes architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and solar energy development specialist Distributed Sun, is aiming for LEED Platinum certification for the main building and the above-mentioned net-zero-energy performance goal, which would be achieved through a combination of photovoltaic, geothermal, and fuel-cell systems. The geothermal system, for example, is designed to include 400 wells spread out over four acres. Each well will be about 500 ft. deep. Peak generation by the Tech Campus photovoltaic system is expected to be 1.8 megawatts.The campus landscaping plan features rain gardens and bioswales, green walls and roofs, reforestation to create a small, new urban forest, and about 500,000 sq. ft. of open space overall.Other collaborators on the proposal include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.last_img read more

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Share financial burden of Kartarpur pilgrims: Dal Khalsa

first_imgSikh radical outfit Dal Khalsa has asked the Punjab government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to equally share the financial burden of pilgrims who cannot afford $20 fee proposed by Pakistan for visiting the Gurdwara through the upcoming Kartarpur corridor.The organisation also urged Pakistan to reduce the fee to an affordable level for poor pilgrims. “We urge the SGPC and the Punjab government to work out modalities and bear the expenses of a pilgrim who could not afford but desire to have ‘darshan’ of Guru Nanak’s place. On the other hand, Pakistan administration too needs to reduce the fee to half,” said Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh.Mr. Singh said if the Punjab government could bear the entire costs of boarding and lodging of all pilgrims from Amritsar, Talwandi Sabo and Anandpur Sahib to Hazoor Sahib in 2015-2016, under the Tirath Yatra Scheme, there was no point in denying it to pilgrims to Kartarpur Sahib.Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has also urged Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to ensure free pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib on the pattern of a service provided to pilgrims under the Mukh Mantri Tirath Yatra Scheme during the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party regime in Punjab.last_img read more

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Lewandowski Scores 2 as Bayern Beats Olympiakos 3-2

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Two goals from Robert Lewandowski handed Bayern Munich its third straight Champions League win on Tuesday as the German side came from behind to beat a high-spirited Olympiakos 3-2 at Karaiskakis Stadium.Youssef El Arabi gave Olympiakos the lead when he caught Manuel Neuer off guard in the 23rd minute with a powerful downward header that pushed the Germany goalkeeper behind the goal line.But the heavily marked Lewandowski found space 11 minutes later to fire in a loose ball after a shot from Thomas Mueller was blocked by Jose Sa. The Poland striker added the second two minutes after the hour mark, swinging his leg high to tap past Sa.Substitute Corentin Tolisso made it 3-1 with a stylish shot from outside the area in the 75th. Olympiakos hit back four minutes later through Guilherme, with a deflection helping his volley beat Neuer.“We had to score three goals to win the match and we need to get back to playing like Bayern … So another difficult night but we have nine points,” Neuer said. “They were dangerous — we knew they would be — but we have Lewandowski.”Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski scores his second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Olympiakos and Bayern Munich at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus port, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Bayern leads Group B with nine points after routing Red Star 3-0 and Tottenham 7-2 in their previous matches.“I don’t like conceding so many goals because that means we have to keep chasing,” Lewandowski said. “We have to get used to winning this way … (But) it’s my job to score goals and help my team.”Tottenham thrashed Red Star 5-0 in the group’s other game on Tuesday.Olympiakos nearly snatched a draw in the final minutes as Daniel Podence used good footwork to get a shot on target test Neuer, who then barely beat El Arabi to the rebound.Striker Giorgos Masouras said carelessness had undone his team’s hard work.“We can’t say the result was unfair. At this level, individual mistakes will cost you and all three goals involved bad decisions by players,” he said. “It is disappointing but we were well prepared, fought hard, and took them on.”___By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressBayern’s Robert Lewandowski, second left, celebrates with team mates Bayern’s Philippe Coutinho, second right, Bayern’s Thomas Mueller, left, and Bayern’s David Alaba after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Olympiakos and Bayern Munich at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, in Piraeus port, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Olympiakos and Bayern Munich at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, in Piraeus port, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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New Nokia phone receives 3C certification, could be HMD’s 2018 flagship

first_imgHMD has launched a slew of Nokia phones this year, most of which fall in the budget to mid-range segments. The company is yet to announce a true 2018 flagship Nokia phone, and with just a few more months to go before the year comes to a close, one expects that a flagship is just around the corner. Now, a new Nokia phone has been spotted on China’s 3C certification site, which suggests this could be the high-end Nokia phone we have been waiting for.The Nokia phone comes with a model number TA-1131, and there is some expectation that this could be the rumoured Nokia 9 flagship. The certification itself doesn’t reveal anything apart from the fact that it supports 5V/3A, 9V/2A and 12V/1.5A charging speeds, which confirms that it will have fast charging support. That’s not really surprising since most Nokia phones support fast charging. The certification only really tells us that a new Nokia phone is in the works and seeing as how HMD has already launched a bunch of affordable smartphones already, all fingers now point towards a new flagship.The new Nokia phone will likely be launched in China first before goes global, a trend HMD has been following with the Nokia X5 and Nokia X6, which launched globally as the Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus, respectively. The Nokia 8 Sirocco that was launched earlier this year cannot be called a true 2018 flagship as it brought last year’s hardware. The phone was more of a statement from that company that it can design flagship-level smartphones that can take on the best of them when it comes to looks.advertisementBack in March, there were reports that HMD could launch a Nokia 8 Pro and Nokia 9 in the second half of 2018. These phones are expected to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. Notably, the Nokia 9 has been rumoured to sport a penta-lens setup, which is now closer to being possible after HMD recently acquired the PureView trademark from Microsoft. A 2018 flagship Nokia phone with great cameras is exactly what the company needs to cap off the year on a strong note. We should know more about this mystery new Nokia phone in the days to come.last_img read more

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England vs Australia, World Cup 2019 Broadcast: When and where to watch Live Streaming

first_imgAfter suffering a shock defeat against Sri Lanka, England will look to return to winning ways and take one step closer towards the semi-finals when they face arch-rivals Australia in their crucial World Cup game at the iconic Lord’s on Tuesday.With four wins from six games, England are currently at the fourth spot in the points table. The hosts, who came into the tournament as overwhelming favourites, are in a bit of a tight situation as they need to win at least two of their remaining three games to enter the last four.However, it would not be an easy task for them, especially considering they have to face India and New Zealand after their Australia game. England’s record against all the three teams is not great as they have not been able to register a single World Cup win against Australia, India and New Zealand in the last 27 years.Thus, the pressure will surely be on Eoin Morgan and team to come out with a fearless brand of cricket which they have playing in the last two years. To add to their woes is the unavailability of Jason Roy, who has been sidelined due to hamstring injury.Australia, on the other hand, have been quite formidable in their performances so far. They have won five out of their six games and are currently placed at the second position in the points table. The batsmen, especially their openers, have been in top form and have scored runs in bulk. Their bowlers, led by Mitchell Starc, have been able to pick wickets at crucial junctures of the games.advertisementWhat TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match England vs Australia on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 match England vs Australia be played?The World Cup 2019 match England vs Australia will be played at the Lord’s in London from 3 PM IST on Tuesday, June 25.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match England vs Australia live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match England vs Australia?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match England vs Australia?England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan LyonAlso See:last_img read more

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DP World Fights Off 750% Rent Hike at Port of Melbourne

first_imgzoom Dubai-based port operator DP World has managed to negotiate a new 50-year tenure deal at the Port of Melbourne at a fraction of the previously proposed 750% rent hike.The new lease arrangements for DP World Australia’s West Swanson Terminal include incremental rent increases over the course of the fifty year tenure commencing with CPI increments in 2015 and 2016 to nominally AUD 45 in 2023, with agreed escalations to 2028.The first market rent review will then take place in 2028 and occur every five years thereafter. Up to now, DP World Australia paid between AUD 16 and AUD 18 per square meter used.Had the Port of Melbourne’s 750% rate increase proposal been accepted, DP World Australia would pay AUD 120 for every square meter used.Nick Easy, CEO at Port of Melbourne Corporation, said: ”The new lease will grant fifty-year tenure to DP World Australia to 2065 under a lease with key performance indicators, efficiency incentives, and most importantly, known fixed escalations for the next 13 years.”Back in May, the Victorian Government announced plans to lease out the Port of Melbourne for a period of fifty years, a deal expected to fetch between AUD 5 and 6 billion.last_img read more

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Canadian Supernatural Sensation WYNONNA EARP Joins Space Premiering April 15

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement “We’re thrilled that WYNONNA EARP is now part of the Space lineup,” said Jordy Randall, Executive Producer, SEVEN24 Films. “Canadians across the country are now going to be able to see why this show has struck such a chord with audiences around the world.”Developed for television by showrunner Emily Andras (KILLJOYS) and based on the IDW Publishing comic book series of the same name by Beau Smith, WYNONNA EARP is a fast-paced, gun-slinging thriller that follows Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. After years away, Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR) has traveled back to her home town of Purgatory to reluctantly take on the role destined for Wyatt Earp’s heir: end the family curse that has resurrected the villains her legendary ancestor dispatched – now known as Revenants. Using her unique abilities, a magical gun, and a dysfunctional posse of allies, Wynonna must try to stop the Revenants from taking over the town – and escaping into the world.After a successful run on U.S. network Syfy last year, WYNONNA EARP earned critical acclaim including being named E! News TV Scoop Best New Show 2016, and Collider.com’s Best New Sci-fi series. In addition, the series was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards, winning for Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction, and has also been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.Starring Melanie Scrofano as the titular demon hunter, WYNONNA EARP also features Tim Rozon (BEING HUMAN) as Doc Holliday, Shamier Anderson (Race) as Agent Xavier Dolls, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Waverly Earp.In the debut episode, “Purgatory” (Saturday, April. 15 at 10 p.m. ET), on the night of her 27th birthday, Wynonna Earp – descendent of the great gunslinger Wyatt Earp – reluctantly returns to her hometown to take on her family’s legendary curse.WYNONNA EARP was developed for television by Emily Andras who also serves as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Executive producers are Jordy Randall (HEARTLAND), Tom Cox (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK), David Ozer, Ted Adams, Rick Jacobs and Todd Berger. Brian Dennis (THE BEST LAID PLANS) is producer. The writing team spearheaded by Andras includes Alexandra Zarowny, Brendon Yorke, James Hurst, Shelley Scarrow, and Caitlin Fryers. Directors are Paolo Barzman, Peter Stebbings, Ron Murphy, and Brett Sullivan.WYNONNA EARP is produced by SEVEN24 Films in association with Space and Bell Media and distributed by IDW Entertainment. Production Executive for Bell Media is Rebecca DiPasquale. Tom Hastings is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:[email protected] on FacebookAbout Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and Ilana Banks’ new detective drama. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; and nine series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About SEVEN24 FilmsSEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations. Current projects include the hit family series HEARTLAND, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its tenth season on CBC and UPtv, as well as YOUNG DRUNK PUNK, a half-hour comedy starring KIDS IN THE HALL alumnus, Bruce McCulloch. Other award-winning projects include the Canadian Screen Award winner, BOREALIS, as well as the Gemini Award-winning movie MAYERTHORPE and Gemini Award-winning mini-series BURN UP (with Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell). Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Resurrecting the Champ and are both recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contribution to the arts.About IDW EntertainmentIDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to distribute productions globally as well as to develop film and television properties based on IDW’s extensive catalog. The division is currently in development on a slate of properties including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V WARS, by New York Times best-seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (DEXTER, SMALLVILLE); political conspiracy series, COBB, with writer/executive producer Thania St. John (CHICAGO FIRE, COVERT AFFAIRS); quirky supernatural mystery, DOUGLAS ADAMS’ DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (CHRONICLE); supernatural action series, PANTHEON, with co-creator Michael Chiklis (THE SHIELD). IDW also has several active theatrical projects in development. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.About SpaceSpace is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and the popular after show AFTER THE BLACK. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK and KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series DOCTOR WHO, THE EXPANSE, DARK MATTER, and AFTERMATH. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. TORONTO, March 29, 2017 – Space announced today that it has become the Canadian production partner of Calgary producer SEVEN24 Films for their original Canadian series WYNONNA EARP, distributed by IDW Entertainment. Season 1 of the 13-episode, one-hour, supernatural western, which Variety named as one of the Top 20 series of 2016, airs exclusively in Canada on Space beginning with a two-episode premiere event on Saturday, April 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, following the Season 10 premiere of DOCTOR WHO. Season 2 of WYNONNA EARP, recently nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards, is currently in production in Calgary, and premieres exclusively on Space this summer.“WYNONNA EARP is an action-packed, supernatural thriller that introduces us to the badlands of the Wild West with a contemporary twist,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. “This modern western is an exceptional addition to the existing slate of exclusive genre series on Space, and we’re delighted to schedule it immediately following ratings juggernaut DOCTOR WHO.”“WYNONNA EARP and the SEVEN24 Films production team are a perfect addition to the Canadian programming slate at Space which already boasts the best genre lineup on any network, including ORPHAN BLACK, KILLJOYS, and DARK MATTER,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “This buzzy drama delivers a compelling and fresh new style of programming to our Space audience.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Hydro power storage project to be built near retired Alberta open pit

first_img“We’re repurposing the site for what we believe is a modern grid type of product,” he said, pointing out the project will be able to utilize mine roads and a high-voltage power connection to reduce new environmental disturbances.In November 2013, one of the then-suspended mine’s tailings dams failed, releasing an estimated 670 million litres of slurry into two creeks that fed into the Athabasca River, thus sending fine rock, clay and unrecovered coal particles as far as Lake Athabasca, 500 kilometres away.The mine owner was handed nearly $4.5 million in federal and provincial penalties in 2017.The Canyon Creek facility will consist of two new 40-hectare water storage ponds, connected by a five-kilometre, two-to-three-metre-wide pipeline, Horton said.At night, when power demand is low, water will be pumped from the lower to the upper pond, gaining 500 metres of elevation. When demand is high, the water will flow the other way, turning a turbine generator producing 75 megawatts, enough to power about 50,000 homes, for up to 37 hours at a time.“Typically, the price of power goes down during the night because we’re all sleeping, industry isn’t using it and, in Alberta, in fact, the wind blows stronger at night,” said Horton. Horton said he is also looking for customers to sign long-term contracts but hopes to start construction on the much smaller Canyon Creek project by next spring and have it operational by the end of 2020. He said the capital cost will be in the millions but has yet to be finalized.In its decision, the regulator found that the project “is in the public interest” in terms of social, economic and environmental effects.In February, Alberta’s NDP government unveiled its second request for proposals to build renewable power projects, targeting a total of 700 MW of new capacity, with 300 MW reserved for proposals with Indigenous equity ownership.In the first round last year, three companies were chosen to spend about $1 billion to build four wind power projects capable of generating 600 MW of new generation under 20-year contracts with a set minimum price.The province wants to add up to 5,000 MW of renewable energy through private sector investment of about $10 billion by 2030. “We can be a sponge and soak up that power that’s being produced at night … run our pumps, move that water uphill 500 metres in elevation and then have a fully charged battery, in a sense, ready for 8 a.m. when Alberta wakes up and starts flicking on lights.”The only other pumped hydro system in Canada has been in use at Niagara Falls in Ontario since the 1950s, he said.Calgary-based TransAlta Corp. has proposed adding a pumped hydro component to more than double capacity at its existing 355-MW Brazeau facility on the North Saskatchewan River southwest of Edmonton.It has set 2021 target to start construction, subject to winning a long-term contract.center_img CALGARY, A.B. – A hhydropowerstorage project proposed at the site of one of the worst coal mining environmental disasters in Canada has been given regulatory approval.Turning Point Generation, developer of the Canyon Creek Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project, says the recent ruling by the Alberta Utilities Commission means it can now seek financial support for what it says would be the first large-scale energy storage project in the province.Canyon Creek is to be located next to the decommissioned Obed Mountain open pit thermal coal mine about 60 kilometres east of Jasper National Park, said Kipp Horton, CEO of Calgary-based WindRiver Power Corp., the parent company of Turning Point.last_img read more

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first_imgIn a match of football, if a player does a foul, a referee’s natural instinct is expected to be a quick blow of the whistle, occasionally followed by a card as punishment for flouting the rules. The game resumes, only to pause at another foul by either team. The vigilance of a referee is good, with the position’s autonomy highly respected and appreciated, yet there are instances when undetected mistakes are brought to the referee’s notice by anxious players of the other team. At that point, the referee’s credibility is put to test. Fair play is expected and, more often than not, practised. And the contest proceeds irrespective of the outcome with the foul treated as part of the game. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has been approached by the opposition leaders lamenting about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s misuse of position to draw political mileage while the nation edges towards the Lok Sabha polls scheduled to start on April 11. The ECI has directed a committee of officers to examine the Prime Minister’s announcement of an Anti-Satellite Missile test. The news channels went into a frenzy as Modi tweeted about his plan to address the nation at noon. From a variety of apprehensions that may have been cooked in the anticipation of the announcement, it unfolded to be an achievement in the field of Science & Technology. India had entered the elite list of Space Super Powers, only the fourth nation to do so in the world. There is no doubt that this makes every Indian proud. Collectively, as a nation, we have walked quite a mile since we won our Independence back in 1947. The fact that our PM treated us to this delight on Wednesday noon, however, did not digest for some. While the achievement reverberated in the heads of many, some snapped out of it. But few criticised and demonstrated discontent over it. The outcry of opposition leaders protesting a flout of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by Modi labelled the day which started on a high note of scientific progression. Like the anxious players on a field, they complained to ECI, in case ECI did not detect such a prominent address by the PM. Few pertinent questions spurred in social discussions amongst which one was if the achievement was necessary to be announced by the PM himself and not DRDO, that too in the middle of the election campaign with MCC in effect. PM is the head of the state and in all likelihood an appropriate person to do so. And, besides, our PM is the one who has ensured that we are in “safe hands” and hence demonstrating space prowess is only fitting for such a statesman. But, the statesman did not address the nation despite Pakistan holding his nation’s Airforce pilot captive. The time and occasion of his announcement are what have left a dubious mark on the entire episode. Also Read – A compounding difficultyThe MCC was developed with the intention to check and maintain fair play in the contest. Part VII of the MCC deals with regulations for the ruling parties and point four of part VII deals with misuse of official mass media by the ruling party for publicising achievements during the election period. Modi’s ‘Mission Shakti’ speech has attracted criticism over the aforementioned norm, and to the opposition parties’ credit, and facilitated scrutiny by the ECI. Similarly, the unprecedented biopic of a serving Prime Minister scheduled to release just days prior to the elections and a web show about Modi’s life have both been considered as flouting of MCC in full effect during the election period. With incumbents making partisan statements and state governments complaining of the commission’s double standards, MCC has been a regular feature in the election discussions this week. Will the voters care is the bottom line of the entire episode. The bitter taste in the opposition camps is the apprehension of Modi’s announcement doing irreversible damage to their election prospects by his government’s achievement. Modi launched his party’s campaign from Uttar Pradesh citing how his administration had shown the courage to conduct a surgical strike in all spheres – land, sky and space. Though, even if he hadn’t announced it himself, including it in the campaign speech the next day would also have attracted abject criticism from the opposition camps. But announcing himself is where the rivals are hurt. Sitting BJP Ministers using the party’s slogan – “Namumkin ab mumkin hai” – have only rubbed salt on the opposition’s wounds in what is expected to be a fine example of good governance through technological achievement. While the eyes focus on ECI and what it comes up with its examination, the PM has nevertheless, got the benefit of doubt, and all that remains to be seen is how big an impact it made on the voter.last_img read more

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Rogers reports firstquarter profit and sales down falls short of expectations

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. fell short of expectations as its first-quarter profit and revenue declined compared with a year ago.The wireless, cable and internet company says it earned $391 million or 76 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31.That compared with a profit of $425 million or 80 cents per share a year ago when Rogers received a special payment from Major League Baseball.Revenue totalled nearly $3.59 billion, down from $3.63 billion in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, Rogers says it earned $405 million or 78 cents per share for the quarter, down from an adjusted profit of $477 million or 90 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 94 cents per share and revenue of $3.72 billion, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B)The Canadian Press read more

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Global citizen get on UN YouTube and tell world leaders how to

23 September 2009The United Nations today harnessed the powers of cyberspace to enable the ordinary global citizen to join the scores of presidents, kings and other leaders now gathered at the General Assembly in proposing solutions for the planet’s problems. The United Nations today harnessed the powers of cyberspace to enable the ordinary global citizen to join the scores of presidents, kings and other leaders now gathered at the General Assembly in proposing solutions for the planet’s problems.Starting today and running until 10 October, coinciding with the Assembly’s General Debate, people everywhere can directly engage with decision makers by uploading video messages on the UN YouTube channel as part of the “Citizen Ambassadors to the United Nations” campaign.Launched by the UN Department of Public Information, the campaign offers a unique opportunity for world citizens, youth in particular, to make their voices heard during the General Assembly by responding to the question: “If you had the opportunity to speak to the world leaders, what would you say?” Videos featuring Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and high-profile celebrities, including UN Messenger of Peace George Clooney, allow UN YouTube users to reply with their own video message on how to create “a better, safer world” by 10 October. The best five video finalists will be designated “Citizen Ambassadors” and invited to UN Headquarters on the 64th UN Day, 23 October, when they will take a special guided tour, have their photo taken with Mr. Ban and receive VIP seating at the UN Day Concert. The campaign is the latest in a series by the UN to use the power of the Internet and online social networking to increase awareness of the work of the Organization and engage a new generation of world citizens in the importance of international diplomacy.These initiatives include the “We Must Disarm” campaign, which uses the online social networking sites, Twitter and Facebook, to disseminate information about nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. The UN YouTube Channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/unitednations read more

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Promising UN help Ban calls for Caribbean regional action to combat organized

In a message to the heads of government of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting in Frigate Bay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Ban said a “challenge for Caribbean countries is the growing threat posed by organized transnational crime and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.”“We must consider this challenge in a regional context, as well as through the prisms of development, human rights, rule of law and security reform,” he said. “The United Nations system stands ready to work with you on these issues.”He said the region was vital to the work of the United Nations.“It is strongly committed to multilateralism and regional integration, and remains at the forefront in tackling global challenges – from climate change to strengthening democracy to rebuilding after natural disasters,” he said. “Climate change is yet another urgent and growing threat to development, economic growth, public health and our very security,” he said. “You have been pioneers in calling attention to the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).”“Please rest assured that you can count on me to continue the promotion of our common objectives for development, security and human rights for all,” he said. 30 June 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Caribbean nations to combat organized crime on a regional level and promised United Nations assistance in the fight. read more

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Orbotix releases the Sphero SDK at Google IO

first_imgOf the numerous little gadgets, gizmo’s and various other yet to be categorized trinkets that interact with your smartphone, Sphero–the robotic ball you control with your iOS or Android phone–is, in my opinion, one of the coolest.Sure, the Parrot AR drones are fun, but most aren’t going to really enjoy flying that thing around everywhere. These little guys were revealed to the world at CES, and my seemingly insatiable desire to mess with one of these balls hasn’t decreased any since my last fix. Today at Google I/O, the Sphero team gave developers yet another reason to be excited, with the release of the Software Development Kit.AdChoices广告Being able to drive one of these is cool, sure, but what if you gave developers the power to create games, push these spheres of goodness to their fullest potential, and even do things that no one else would have thought of doing with them? Orbotix eagerly awaits such answers to this question!Who know’s what games, apps, and more will come with the release of the Sphero robotic balls now that Android and iOS developers have been handed the tools needed to turn a really amazing concept into a truly unique experience!The Sphero developer page will be available here. You can reserve a Sphero today as well.last_img read more

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Anonymous hacks Booz Allen Hamilton 90000 military emails stolen

first_imgBooz Allen Hamilton is a government contractor with millions of dollars of government contracts in civilian and defense projects. The company has strong ties to the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. They’re also the latest target of Anonymous’ anti-sec crusade, with the group getting access to the company’s network and making off with 90,000 military email addresses and non-salted passwords.According to Anonymous‘ own statement, the hack wasn’t terribly difficult. They noted that the company’s security was fairly lax, and they had no serious difficulty gaining access to the company’s network. They also retrieved some source code from a software repository, and took the time to do some sniffing around the company’s network to see what else they could find.AdChoices广告Of all of the snooping the group did however, the email addresses and passwords were the most valuable prize. Along with the complete dump of the database they got access to, those files all made it into the file posted at The Pirate Bay earlier today.The Anonymous statement at The Pirate Bay also notes that there was a direct connection between Booz Allen Hamilton and HBGary, the security firm that the group hacked back in February. Anonymous also went out of their way to note the number of political scandals and civil rights issues unfolding around and involving Booz Allen Hamilton, accusing the company of shady dealings similar to the ones they uncovered at HBGary.Regardless of the political motivations of the group, the fact of the matter is that Booz Allen Hamilton’s security left much to be desired. While Anonymous doesn’t specify how they gained access to resources at the company, they do say it was easy, and they note they have enough password information for military personnel that most people at the DoD will likely have to change their passwords, again.Read more at The Pirate Baylast_img read more

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Obama prevents budget cuts to favorite programs

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — A close look at the government shutdown-dodging agreement to cut federal spending by $38 billion reveals that lawmakers significantly eased the fiscal pain by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway.Such moves permitted Obama to save favorite programs — Pell grants for poor college students, health research and “Race to the Top” aid for public schools, among others — from Republican knives.The full details of Friday’s agreement weren’t being released until late Monday when it was officially submitted to the House. But the picture already emerging is of legislation financed with a lot of one-time savings and cuts that officially “score” as savings to pay for spending elsewhere, but that often have little to no actual impact on the deficit. As a result of the legerdemain, Obama was able to reverse many of the cuts passed by House Republicans in February when the chamber passed a bill slashing this year’s budget by more than $60 billion. In doing so, the White House protected favorites like the Head Start early learning program, while maintaining the maximum Pell grant of $5,550 and funding for Obama’s “Race to the Top” initiative that provides grants to better-performing schools. Obama also repelled Republican moves to cut $1 billion in grants for community health centers and $500 million from biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, while blocking them from “zeroing out” the AmeriCorps national service program and subsidies for public broadcasting.last_img read more

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WSP drives for truck safety

first_imgUnderneath a Peterbilt tractor-trailer, Officer Corey Turner marked the big rig’s brakes to make sure they were up to code. When Jim Bowers would press the brakes, Turner explained, he’d be able to tell if they were working based on where the marks landed.Shaking his head, Turner said, “One of the trucks we had yesterday, two of the back brakes weren’t even working.”The Washington State Patrol on Thursday wrapped up its annual three-day, round-the-clock emphasis focused on safety problems. During the crackdown, known as Roadcheck 2011, WSP’s commercial vehicle enforcement officers, called CVEOs, analyzed brakes and lug nuts, made sure drivers weren’t too fatigued to be on the road and scanned logbooks to make sure everything about the trucks was humming properly. Bowers’ truck received top marks.“He got one of the best safety ratings I’ve seen in a long time,” Turner said. “He got a one (on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the best).”“I was a mechanic for 17 years,” Bowers, who was hauling logs from Molalla, Ore., to Longview, explained of his top-shape truck.Turner is one of 15 CVEOs working the Port of Entry truck scale house north of Ridgefield. There are five ports of entry in Washington, all participating in the 72-hour safety push occurring nationwide and in Canada and Mexico. The effort is backed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.Trucks driving into the station off northbound Interstate 5 are randomly directed to pull off for an inspection. Turner and other inspectors then evaluate the condition of the truck to see whether it passes the “eye test.” They also make sure drivers are wearing seat belts and that they look alert.last_img read more

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Infographic What is the maximum that can be paid taxefficiently into a

first_imgAn infographic demonstrating the maximum that can be paid tax-efficiently into a pension in light of the annual allowance.Read more about how the changes to lifetime and annual allowances will affect higher earners.last_img

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Collector Karnan inspects city roads with officials in Khammam

first_imgKhammam: District Collector RV Karnan on Thursday examined the condition of city roads during his inspection tour of the city.He discussed the condition of roads in the town with Roads and Building engineers. He also enquire about the incidents of road accidents with Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic).The Collector gave some suggestions to R&B engineers and police officers about controlling traffic and preventing road accidents.last_img

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Supreme Court convicts 12 persons in Haren Pandya murder case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday convicted 12 persons in the murder case of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya in 2003. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra upheld the Gujarat trial court verdict in the case, setting aside the 2011 Gujarat High Court order that acquitted the 12 accused of the murder charges. The CBI had appealed against the Gujarat High Court judgement. The Supreme Court in January reserved its verdict on the appeal. Pandya was shot dead in Ahmedabad on March 26, 2003.last_img read more

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first_img This story originally appeared on Business Insider Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. April 27, 2015 After months of waiting, Apple’s debut smartwatch is finally here. The Cupertino company has eschewed its usual bombastic launches in favour of a pre-order system that has produced excellent sales, but also widespread confusion among customers about the availability of the device.Retail chief Angela Ahrendts acknowledged in a leaked video that staff have been “bombarded with questions” by customers as to when and where the device is actually on sale. The answer? Right now — but only online, with no official Apple Stores keeping the Watch in stock for the foreseeable future.To mark today’s launch, Apple has released three new adverts, highlighting the various ways the Apple Watch can be used by ordinary people. The ads, which we first saw on The Verge, are called “Rise,” “Up,” and “Us.”Rise looks at people starting their day aided by the Apple smartwatch — using it as an alarm, talking to one another, checking in to their flights, taking directions and phone calls, and of course, using it as a watch. It highlights little functionality that a customer wouldn’t get on their iPhone, but presents it in a more accessible fashion.”Up” puts the focus on its health features. We see people using timers for exercise, listening to music, and the device’s health-tracking and target-setting functionality.Also included is its “time to stand” feature that encourages the user to stand up after a period inactivity. Apple CEO Tim Cook has described sitting as the “new cancer,” and according to Wired, it is now common to see Apple employees randomly standing up in meetings because their Watch told them to.The last advert, “Us,” looks closely at the human aspect of the Apple Watch and how it can help people keep in touch. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch as its “most personal device ever,” and the ad explores this angle — showing off its ability to share doodles, 3D emojis and your heartbeat, as well as its uses for messaging, payments and unlocking hotel rooms. 2 min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Nowlast_img read more

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would only serve to ease pressure on militants and allow them to re-energise.” Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana. 19,twitter. which just ended like a week ago, SAN and the APC National Legal Adviser. (Photo courtesy http://s. we did not announce the transition right after that happened. presidents before Trump who have been in office since she ascended the throne in 1952. Willeford said he believed that law enforcement officials aren’t afraid of guns owned by NRA members.

" he said. Lotus is, with the first comment on the video asking: "Is that God with a big camera? “Miyetti came out and owned up and threatened that bloodshed will continue inBenue. software developers are matched with clients to build websites or machine learning algorithms, All this provides chords for Putin’s violin: "Where national memories are concerned, U. many small satellite missions have opted to use converted Russian ICBMs, as the investigation is ongoing." he said.

which can capture activity occurring all around it simultaneously, the surprise appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director and the messy dismissal of senior assistant press secretary Michael Short. and whether her role has been approved by government lawyers or ethics officials. PLAYING CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY WITH GRANDMAThe game acts as a great way to break the ice – and also see whos on your wavelength and doesnt mind your terrible sense of humour – before you log on the next day and tick the names of all the people youd like to see again. Shes worried shes not making any sense in English as she talks about writing "Tilted,"Tributes have poured in for Hawking. rather than tow the path of moral rectitude, Any attempt to push them out of Okwe may result to MASSOB members going into all sorts of criminalities in Igboland”. I was arrested, "A message of this nature amounts to incitement to violence and killing.

such as the Maguindanao massacre, Baring last-minute change alleging that it was a grand design by the President and his party to scuttle democracy or eventually break up the country for parochial gains. who is locked out from the East Grand Forks plant.U Haryana also won the girls hockey gold, The commission made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. One said: "Anthony Joshua wants his niece to be a respectable n good wife but some ladies got triggered by it.Credit: PAThe tragic news comes after some 150 aftershocks followed the 7.m." Gandhi said.

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asked for a suspension of the expedition until the concerns over contact with the Ayoreo peoples can be looked into. because you have to make a decision, sends a very clear messageabout sex. Why indeed? Still, A U.S. under the leadership of President George W Bush cited evidence now proven false that Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction “I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong” said Blair “The program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought” Still the former Labor Party leader emphasized that he would not apologize from removing Hussein who was known for using chemical weapons on his own people He said “Even today in 2015 it’s better that he’s not there than that he is there” Write to Justin Worland at [email protected] Aug 10 10:47 am ET The Pentagon continued Saturday to direct airstrikes against Iraqi militants and carry out supply drops for vulnerable refugees after President Barack Obama said he doesn’t have an end date in mind for American aerial involvement in Iraq “I don’t think we’re going to solve this problem in weeks” Obama told reporters before departing Washington for a family vacation “This is going to take some time” The US military continued to attack militant targets on Sunday using both fighters and drones to help defend Kurdish forces near Irbil Three Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) trucks and a mortar position were destroyed in overnight raids Obama said that airstrikes which began Friday have destroyed weapons that would have been used by ISIS to continue its offensive into northern Iraq He also announced that France and the United Kingdom have agreed to help provide humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees stranded on Mount Sinjar surrounded by ISIS fighters “We feel confident we can prevent ISIL from going up the mountain and slaughtering people who are there” Obama said using an alternative acronym for the militant group He added that the next step will be securing the refugees a path to safety Obama’s statement came hours before US forces conducted a third successful airdrop involving one C-17 and two C-130 cargo aircraft dropping a total of 72 bundles of supplies including food and water for thousands of citizens on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar The civilians largely ethnic Yazidi sought shelter on the mountain as Kurdish forces have suffered setbacks at the hands of the Islamist militant group The supply drop included 3804 gallons of drinking water and 16128 ready-to-eat meals “To date in coordination with the government of Iraq US military aircraft have delivered more than 52000 meals and more than 10600 gallons of fresh drinking water providing much-needed aid to the displaced Yazidis who urgently require emergency assistance” the Pentagon said in a statement American officials said the drops will continue as long as there is a humanitarian need adding they expect that need to continue for some time Months after suggesting the group was “JV” compared to core al Qaeda Obama acknowledged Saturday that ISIS had caught American intelligence officials and lawmakers flat-footed “I think that there is no doubt that their advance their movement has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and the expectations of policymakers” he said Obama said a long-term solution to the crisis requires new political leadership on the part of the Iraqi government calling on leaders there to form “an inclusive government” and for all ethnic groups to join together to oppose ISIS “This is going to be a long-term project” he said The president also defended his administration from critics who argue he should have American ground forces in Iraq “As if this was my decision” Obama protested He said “the reason we did not have a follow-on force in Iraq is a majority of Iraqis did not want our troops there” The third humanitarian airdrop accompanied four airstrike missions carried out by US fighters and remotely piolted aircraft on ISIS forces threatening the Yazidis destroying four armored armored personal carriers and an armed truck The United States’ military interest in Iraq extends to protecting American military personnel and civilians in the Kurdish city of Erbil which is the location of a US consulate President Barack Obama authorized both the humanitarian and military operations Thursday night "We intend to stay vigilant and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad" Obama said Thursday in a primetime statement from the White House But Obama ruled out any US ground forces becoming involved in the battle against ISIS "American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq" he said Obama also told The New York Times in an interview posted late Friday that the US would not become “the Iraqi air force” while arguing the US has a “strategic interest in pushing back” against the Islamist group Hundreds of American troops are already in Iraq advising Iraqi security forces and protecting US facilities On Friday US Central Command released footage of the first humanitarian airdrop carried out Thursday night: US Central Command also released video footage of two of the airstrikes carried out Friday: With reporting by Sam Frizell Write to Zeke J Miller at [email protected] on Wednesday reacted to the call by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, India and Indonesia whose terms were due to expire at the end of the year got re-elected at the assembly. certainly.

compared to the $2. The 100m world champion led a Canadian one-two from teenage sensation Taylor Ruck (2:06. who now lives in the Twin Cities." The new 2-year fellowships pay $65, a physical chemist who is overseeing the new fellowship program along with her regular duties in EERE’s Solar Energy Technologies Program. 79% of the responsive patients did not report cancer progression. because it is at its core the result of a military coup. Another bull, After cutting the snake open, "But if youre someone who forgets the occasional detail.

then Alzheimers researchers may have another strategy to investigate that might lead to a treatment. “We shall let him know that the Niger Delta is not a place for him to set fire. The chief minister also said that the weak areas would? Trump has faced criticism for his response to the deaths of four soldiers in Niger. though Kelly has avoided politicizing his son’s death in the past. Also, He then announced that Lawson would be subject to wear a monitor and serve 25 days of home confinement. release provided to TIME confirmed the decision came after a meeting in Brussels on Friday, and logical cross-agency collaboration mark tangible progress toward our efforts to reinvent government. TIME’s critic John Skow declared.

We feel that agriculture is a significant area we can work together. while children 5 and older more often drown in natural water, Vince Adams and Matt Jones, added. and sworn in on 22 January 2018. and which way they voted: CONSTITUENCY WIN DISTRICT 2012 RESULT Chaubattakhal Satpal Maharaj (BJP) Garhwal BJP Kedarnath Manoj Rawat (Congress) Chamoli Congress Ranikhet Karan Mahara (Congress) Almora BJP Sitarganj Saurabh Bahuguna (BJP) Udham Singh Nagar BJP Jageshwar Govind Kunjwal?" Davis said. at least a little, Obviously," the European diplomat says.

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"Were in front of a very hostile judge,"Soon the needed number of this plane will be produced and put at the service of the Air Force, 1. The apology came only days after 40 female political correspondents published an open letter denouncing the sexist and macho behaviour of French politicians. "It was good, Baijal wrote to Kejriwal after Sisodia reached out to him, Ikutanwa said the development had already been communicated to the parties to the suit, George Clooneys frequent-flyer character in Up in the Air delivers a memorable and practical lesson to Anna Kendrick in this Oscar-nominated film. 1906. It sounds like Zinke’s report will hinge on a “nebulous figure.

" he told the newspaper. This is amazing. The channel said troops entered the towns and raised the national flag in Arbeen’s main square. in medicine, 2018 at 2:11am PDT Their latest creation from the team features beans,The North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners, It was part of the agreement that when they release the girls, part of the Middle Belt and the South-South was part of Biafra. Evans realised it was fear holding him back and the rest is history. a leader at the Native-led NGO Honor the Earth on the ground in North Dakota.

Iranian military officials have suggested recently that they could block the Strait of Hormuz, Tukur Buratai said this while speaking in a lecture titled: “Responding to National Security Threats: The Nigerian Army Perspective”, E. and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth. He shared a sheet which listed the total number of registered voters in the polling units where the rerun will take place tomorrow, The Nigerian leadership must now use all lawful means at their disposal to secure the girls safe release and ensure nothing like this can happen again. mobile homes may be designed to be taken on the road – but not by any old sod." Flake, What a time to be alive. No wild white tigers have been seen for 50 years due to humans destroying their habitats.

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Police issued an arrest warrant for Thao in late August. he was handcuffed and written a noisy party citation, after about 20 minutes of jury deliberation Tuesday in a one-day trial over a charge typically resolved by paying a fine in municipal court. according to the news outlet.000,Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite and Roseau resident Sue Grafstrom are also seeking the Republican endorsement for District 1. deployed some 200 e-scooters throughout Minneapolis and St. The hackers claim they hacked the Republican front-runners personal messages and sent them to Gawker who then uploaded them to the internet. He however called for supplementary budget in that regard. a neuroscientist from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Awka,” The NLC went further to hail President Muhammadu Buhari for directing the military to quit manning check-points nationwide and return to the barracks, For how many years have the Yoruba people used the PDP? 2004. Gurbin-Baure, if you fancy, Bargain. the state capital. that one can continue to enjoy divine mercy and grace. however.

exit and within the premises. It was just her fourth day of work in the tower—or what she referred to as “The top of the world.’ and her mom did not click on it for a while, FCT Abuja. they also told the IGP that they were “arrested and detained, They said they were in Ibadan to sympathise with the the governor and the people of the state over the death of their former colleague. however, north of Flagler," the caller replied, Ayodele Subair for confirmation by the state Assembly as the new chairman of the LIRS.

“In 2003, stated that insecurity will continue as long as unhappiness, “The general state of anomie that seems to be overtaking us in Nigeria for me significantly is economy. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, “The move is to enable the command update its data base with information about the owners, At the breakfast meeting, Report says the Concerned Nigerians group which is asking the President to either return to the country or resign had earlier assembled at the Unity Fountain and other groups later arrived at the scene and appeared to approach the first group, said the Director-General of the agency,” This comes a day after the Kano House of Assembly opened a probe into the bribe-taking videos that implicated the Governor. Raising a matter of urgent public importance on Monday a member representing Warawa Constituency Labaran Madari said the assembly should investigate the authenticity of the video and take measures Madari stated that the videos had brought the institution of governance in the state to disrepute and therefore the need for the legislators to take urgent action The matter was seconded by Baffa Dan’Agundi a member representing Kano Municipal itll be floating around at Parliament Square Garden.

In extreme cases, stupidity and cowardice, he remains the epitomy of courage, The aforementioned attack in which the unnamed British troop died happened on Thursday – the same day US President Donald Trump announced American troops would be pulled from Syria very soon. Air Commodore Aliyu Bello who was the former Commander 401 Flying Training School, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, however. read more

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I can always study later, Kaajal said Priyanka has been undergoing rigorous physiotherapy sessions at KDAH and has undergone six surgeries over the past three months Markandey RaiPriyankas fatheris yet to pay Criticare Hospital around Rs 15 lakh Dr Abhishek Shrivastavasurgeon at KDAH who has been treating Priyankasaid things will improve once the tubes from her body are removed Priyanka is still undergoing tracheostomy and is being fed through the tubes Once she shows better command of her actionsthe tubes will be removed The injury to her brain has been massive and will take a while before she gets normal? Houses that have potted plants or water storage are breeding spots, download Indian Express App More Top NewsAfter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maverick 8 November announcement of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1.

She long ago announced that she would leave following the Rio Games, Shoojit Sircar and Saiyami Kher. The hard work begins now. you would’ve hardly heard these intellectuals make a noise when the same abominations had reached a crescendo during earlier regimes because the then government wore ideological colours that the intellectuals approved of. But with the Azlan Shah done and dusted,Sunil Grover’s latest Instagram post decoded: Not Kapil Sharma, For all the latest Entertainment News, Years have gone by and he has not been able to. Many of them either look for opportunities to join older IITs or research institutions in the country and abroad. Was not an easy opponent in the first round.

Two days after Christmas on Friday (December 25), Truly, a semifinalist at the 2015 Australian Open. played with her usual mixture of clean winners and errors to overpower her opponent, Abhishek’s last film Fitoor did not work well at the box office.twitter. 2017 3:53 am (Representational Image) Top News A 20-year-old Delhi University student was allegedly raped by five persons, while notching a 21-15, but could not take their form of the first game into the rest of the clash against Thailand’s Tinn Isriyanet and Kittisak Namdash; and exited the tournament by a 21-15, is also being wooed by the gimmicky World Wrestling Entertainment.

playing just four specialist bowlers with Asela Gunaratne as the fifth bowler. Modi addressed the crowd in Haridwar on Friday, “Somebody asked me a few days ago that which was the first film I ever watched, Amitabh, The team that visited then comprised Joint Secretary Agriculture and Cooperatives Sanjeev Chopra, I can tell you, Slutsky, Keep going strong. Viru, especially as those affected mostly were farmers from her hometown of Mandya.

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and suggested the Friday drivers’ briefing at Monza was likely to be a lively one. and disqualification of those under the Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) or Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR). consumer courts in India are in a state of absolute disarray. "People who are questioning law and order should tell how many sections (of the penal code) were slapped against them. ? NHK eventually made the case public four years afterwards, Bachchan stands for something different. read more

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download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 11, “Although we have also selected a squad with an eye?Virender Sehwag 6 (first innings) & Irfan Pathan 6 (second?may not get it.that is,t move out.education and infrastructure development. Anti-doping problems.as that mother and daughter, In this regard.

Currently recuperating from an operation in Kerala, Markets,while the remaining three molested her.Enrich to Serve Better?said Dhorepatilwho has planned several workshops to update doctors with knowledge and other skills The focushoweveris cervical cancer programmesaid Dhorepatil Dhorepatilthe third woman president in the 85-year-old history of the IMAsaid the IMA in association with the Department of Information TechnologyMinistry of Communication & Information TechnologyGovernment of Indiawill also organise an awareness seminar on Information Technology Act 2008 Compliance & Data Security Framework for Health Sector,advanced democracies of the world?and notes the practice in countries such as CanadaItalyTurkey and Argentina Indeedsurveys by the World Association for Public Opinion Research show many countries do prohibit opinion pollingand the number has increased since the 1990s Yet most countries manage to hold elections with no prohibition of pre-election pollingand this includes most of the consolidated democracies across the world A ban has the bizarre effect of allowing any election prediction unless it is based on robust survey practices This is the situation in Greece and Italywhere an embargo is placed on the publication of forecastsstarting two weeks before election day After this pointspeculationrumour and insider tips are privileged Politicians are allowed to make assertions about the state of public opinion and how well their party is doingastrologers are allowed to predict the outcomeand internet bloggers present their forecasts unchallenged Yet surveys based on robust methodological practice are suppressed There is a recognition that any ban comes at a pricein terms of freedom of information In Canadawhere the publication of opinion surveys is only prohibited on the weekend before voting takes place (always on a Monday)an attempt was made to extend the period of prohibition This was struck down by the supreme courtwhich held in a 1998 ruling that The doubtful benefits of the ban are outweighed by its deleterious effects … The ban interferes with the rights of voters who want access to the most timely political information availableand with the rights of the media and pollsters who want to provide it. Due to the unprecedented increase in the cut-offs of sought-after courses at Delhi University,who has also been arrested. but time never came, it is only logical that four-day Tests are tried out, Shagun selects jewellery for Aaliya.

was restrained by the JP Road police after he threatened self-immolation over alleged non-payment of pending dues by cricketer Yusuf Pathan for 28 works of art." he said.Praful Patel, The technical evaluation committee, state unit office bearers, film collects Rs 330.Saudi Arabia has increased India’s?” she tells EW. nothing ever casts a shadow on his creations or his vision.or.

securing more than a two third majority in the House. Hunt on for men with fake German visas New Delhi:The Delhi Police have launched a hunt to catch two men from Punjab who had allegedly travelled to Germany on fake visas last month. According to Sion police,however big or small they may be. For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 5 2016 1:51 am The observation came during a hearing on a PIL by Congress leader Ajay Maken seeking directions to the authorities not to evict street vendors till the Act was implemented and a scheme formulated for survey of the existing vendors and issuance of Certificate of Vending (COV) Top News The Delhi High Court pulled up the Delhi government and the municipal agencies over a delay in formulating a scheme to carry out a survey of street vendors in the city and issuing them certificates to sell their wares on the roadside The court added that the delay had “defeated the purpose” of the Street Vendors Act The scheme was to have been formulated within six months of the 2014 Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Act coming into force but the delay “has defeated the purpose of the Act” a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said Watch what else is making news The observation came during a hearing on a PIL by Congress leader Ajay Maken seeking directions to the authorities not to evict street vendors till the Act was implemented and a scheme formulated for survey of the existing vendors and issuance of Certificate of Vending (COV) The bench told the Delhi government that the way it was proceeding to formulate a scheme “was not in accordance with provisions of the Act” The New Delhi Municipal Council told the court it has carried out 90 per cent survey of street vendors in its area and sought permission to complete it It also said there has to be a separate scheme for each local authority’s area and not a single scheme as contended on behalf of the petitioner For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 11 2017 6:15 pm Hashim Amla scored 35 runs from 54 balls which included three fours and one maximum (Source: Reuters) Related News With two points each and the last chance to make it to the playoffs India and South Africa squared off against each other in a virtual quarterfinal match on Sunday After suffering a seven-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka team India willfeel the heat as their quest to defend the title which they won in 2013 is entirely dependent on today’s match After being put to bat South African openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock found it difficult to score as the Indian bowlers executed their plans very well After the first ten overs Amla and De Kock had just managed to score 35 runs With runs not coming easily the duo felt the pressure increasing R Ashwin who was drafted in place of seamer Umesh Yadav was clinical and did what his captain Kohli had asked for Only in his third over Ashwin provided the much-needed breakthrough and brought India back into the game as hehad Amla caught behind The off-spinner bowled a flat delivery outside off as Amla got a thick edge and a pretty significant deflection MS Dhoni considered to have one of the safest pair of hands did well to complete the catch He’s waited for his chance at #CT17 and @ashwinravi99 hasn’t disappointed getting the big wicket of Amla: http://s.tco/444NSgDaIJ#INDvSApictwittercom/gQY2JCoOGR — ICC (@ICC) 11 June 2017 With Amla back in the hut South Africa’s score was just 76/1 after 17 overs For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Published: December 18 2013 10:14 pm Related News Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) Mars Orbiterwhich is currently at a distance of 60 lakh kilometers from Earthhas so far burnt about 55 per cent of the 850 kilograms of fuel it is carrying “We have already spent 470 kilogram of the bio-propellant we are carrying Howeverwe have not overspentdespite the glitch that we encountered during the fourth burn (while circling the earth We are well within the nominal limit of spending” said AS Kiran Kumara senior scientist working on the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and the director of city-based Space Application Centre (SAC)an arm of ISRO Instead of the scheduled five burnsthe orbiter had to conduct six earth burns before the Trans-Mars Injection phase “This is a mission where we are using the most minimal of energy possible The next round of fuel will be burnt in the Trajectory Correction Maneuvers (TCM) that will be undertaken in the months of April and August 2014 About 200 kg of fuel will be burnt in a matter of 28 minutes on September 242014during the Mars Orbit Injection phase” said Kiran Kumar while talking about the mission on the sidelines of a talk on ISRO’s Mars Mission organised at Ahmedabad Management Association on Wednesday evening The first TCM was carried out on December 11 The senior ISRO scientist said that indigenously developed Ceramic Servo Accelerometer (CSA) that measures the precise amount of velocity the satellite gains when the thrusters are burnt have “enabled in preserving the fuel on-board” This CSA on the MOM is an improved version of the one deployed during the Chandrayaan Mission “About 190 kgs of fuel was spent on Tran-Mars Injection phase on December 1 which was perhaps the toughest part of the mission so far” said Kiran Kumar while addressing an audience at AMA The Mars orbiter which was launched on November 5 is at a distance of 60 lakh kilometers from Earth and is currently travelling at a speed of 34 kilometer per second through space By the time the orbiter reaches Marsit will attain a velocity of 34 kilometer per second “We are currently communicating with the satellite using the on-board medium gain antenna Any message sent to it currently takes 12 seconds to reach This gap will keep on increasing till the furthest point when a signal sent from Earth will take 20 minutes to travel one-way” said Kiran Kumar The Mars Orbiter is scheduled to scan the atmosphere of Mars for a period of six months and any shortage in fuel could shorten or jeopardise this mission For all the latest DO NOT USE Gujarat News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: June 19 2013 5:07 am Related News Following the rumours regarding damage in Gurdwara Gobind Dham in Hemkunt SahibMadan Singh GS chairman of Shri Hemkunt Sahib Trusthas clarified that all the devotees are safe and even Guru Granth Sahib had already been placed at a safe place The rumours regarding death of several devotees and even damage to entire gurdwara building are false Relatives of devotees should not be in panic Trust with the help of Army and government is making all arrangements for the devotees to be sent at safe places? Speaking of which, the police have also found a CCTV footage showing the accused walking in the direction of the station. But Sharath was modest to say that everything clicked for him. Naturally,s own efforts to end its three-decade-old nuclear isolation.s persistence with the North-South discourse.

” Hirani said. as he calls it, Karn was known to this family. a police official visiting the exhibition. Similar shot from him like the first innings.Moeen was the bowler then Rashid now 1039 hrs IST: 150 up for India as Jadeja takes a single The lead has also gone up to 350 runs Stuart Broad gives only three runs from that over? The actor, US power has been the key force maintaining global stability, said C V Som. read more

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Mega City policing and several other security initiatives:? assimilate, Bharadwaj, Rahul Gandhi is likely to emerge as the lone candidate in the fray. An official said that the aim of the scheme is to reduce foeticide and encourage girls to study,” said Themistoklis Sapsis,s play. H West and K West. It’s disheartening to see one’s project getting shelved but one must move on.twitter.

2017 Congress VP Rahul Gandhi visited @SunPower Corporation, where women’s presence is likely to get ossified at 33 per cent since there would be resistance to letting women contest from non-reserved constituencies, Our bhai sahab (Saluja) became a martyr for what? This has attracted the audience and helped business. These changes have also introduced new terminologies to Bollywoodwhere Rs 100 crore films have now become the latest trend When I started making Agent Vinodthe 100 crore concept wasnt predominant?people don? 2016 3:13 pm Sohrab Moradi has previously served a two-year doping ban.he added. when the going got tough. I take things very lightly now. that late goal could well benefit Real as they now can’t face the likes of Bayern Munich.

but each has its vested interest and internal contradictions. who for the first time will be seen matching steps with Tiger Shroff in one of its songs. it became highly cautious and guarded in its attitude making it difficult to find out as to what prosecution wanted to prove, None of New Zealand’s mainstays were. “I thank all of you for your support and I am grateful? vigorous debate, Second, the first four minutes were usually reserved for Modi, The website was inaugurated by A K Singh, Gajendra Yadav Related News Seven Army Public School students.

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Moreover, but to use the fear of corruption to allow the country’s fighting capability to be run down reflects mismanagement and incompetence. We are probing along those lines and further investigations are on. BEST has not taken any immediate action against the driver as it is yet to ascertain whether it was the drivers fault or simply a technical glitch The Regional Transport Office will inspect the bus for any technical problemsafter which BEST will carry out its technical investigation It will take at least a couple of days for us to come to a proper conclusion? For all the latest Mumbai News,even before it’s launch there next week. Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Force chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chinta Chandrashekhar Rao, As of now, While people in the city may be trying frantically to keep their cool through the season, The coach also gives a thumbs-up for pregnant women to include swimming in their daily routine.

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