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  • FD Announcement: Family Development Launches a Newsletter

    first_imgThis post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Development is excited to announce the launch of a brand new quarterly Newsletter! Check it out below!What’s in it for you? Each issue will provide information about MFLN’s upcoming professional development opportunities, glimpses into what Family Development has in store for the quarter, webinar presenter bios, and introductions to our Family Development team.To access your newsletter, click here. To subscribe to our quarterly MFLN Family Development newsletter send an email to: MFLNfamilydevelopment@gmail.com (Subject: Subscribe) or click here.last_img read more

  • Alpesh Thakor calls for unity among OBCs

    first_imgThe three social activists who campaigned extensively against Prime Minster Narendra Modi and the BJP during the Gujarat elections will build a similar momentum in Madhya Pradesh where the Assembly elections are due to take place by this year-end.“This is my first tour of Madhya Pradesh after I became an MLA. Tomorrow (Tuesday), I will be addressing a rally in Satna district. In coming days and ahead of the elections I, Jignesh Mewani ji, Bhai Hardik Patel will be touring several Assembly seats of the State and will address rallies. The three of us had jointly built a momentum by voicing the concerns of the youth and the deprived sections in Gujarat. The momentum will be carried forward in Madhya Pradesh,” OBC leader and Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor told a press conference here on Monday. Ahead of the Assembly elections in Gujarat, the Congress had joined hands with Dalit rights activist Jignesh Mevani, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor and Patidar leader Hardik Patel who had helped the party give a credible fight in the State where the BJP is in power since 1990. In M.P. too, the party is locked in a direct contest with the BJP. The party is likely to adopt a model similar to the Gujarat one. The BJP had failed to work for the poor and the backward classes, said Mr. Thakor, adding that the three will expose the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government.He added that he would try to bring the OBCs, SCs, STs and minorities on a single platform in the State and would carry forward the work started by a group of OBC youths from 29 Assembly seats to the other segments in six months.last_img read more

  • Vietnam overcomes Kazakhstan, guns for 5th place in AVC

    first_imgRead Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Vietnam averted disaster and stopped Kazakhstan in five sets, 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 20-25, 15-5, to vie for a fifth place finish in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Wednesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy put up a game-high 26 points as she led the Vietnamese’s upset of the 21st-ranked team in the world.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 22 points for the Vietnamese, who will face Chinese-Taipei in the match for the fifth place. The no. 44 team in the world lit up on the offensive end, converting 68 of its 197 spike attempts while limiting its errors to just 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYekaterina Zhdanova led the Kazakhs with 23 points while Alessya Safronova added 14. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Cignal wins PVL men’s crown anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • Sri Lanka strike back after Dhawan’s hundred,Sri Lanka strike back after Dhawan’s hundred

    first_imgSri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017: Lokesh Rahul and Shikar Dhawan run between wickets. Photo: Reuters Jadeja takes 5 wickets as India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs COMMENT 2/4 SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE August 12, 2017 Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017: Lokesh Rahul and Shikar Dhawan run between wickets. Photo: Reuters 1/4 Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017Indian captain Virat Kohli arrives to toss. Photo: Reuters 3/4 Shikar Dhawan hits a boundary. Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017 Photo: Reuters Published on cricket RELATED Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017Indian captain Virat Kohli arrives to toss. Photo: Reuters Shikar Dhawan hits a boundary. Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017 Photo: Reuters × COMMENTS Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017: Lokesh Rahul and Shikar Dhawan run between wickets. Photo: Reuters Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed his sixth Test hundred before Sri Lanka struck thrice as India reached 253 for three at tea on the opening day of the third cricket Test here today.At the break, India skipper Virat Kohli (11) and Ajinkya Rahane (3) were at the crease.Dhawan (119) and KL Rahul (85) shared a solid partnership of 188 runs to better the highest opening stand against Sri Lanka in away Tests, going past the 173—run stand between Manoj Prabhakar and Navjot Sidhu in 1993.Rahul missed yet another Test hundred, miscuing one straight to Dimuth Karunaratne at mid—on off left—arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara (2/19) in the 40th over. His 135—ball knock had eight fours.Dhawan though stayed and scored his second hundred of this series off 107 balls. He added 31 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara (8) but the latter did not look very comfortable at the crease despite good batting conditions.Dhawan was caught at square leg, thanks to a leaping effort from skipper Dinesh Chandimal, a second dismissal against the run of play as he was just looking to cut loose with a flurry of boundaries.Dhawan faced 123 balls in his knock and punished the home bowlers with 17 boundaries.Pujara’s discomfort at the crease came to an end as he was caught off Lakshan Sandakan (1/45) in the 51st over. He put on only 10 runs with Kohli as India were left to rebuild their innings despite being in a comfortable position.Earlier, Dhawan, who scored at a brisk pace, and Rahul settled down quickly on an easy—paced wicket with true bounce.Paceman Lahiru Kumara was very expensive in his first six overs, leaking 41 runs while Vishwa Fernando also could not keep the batsmen in check. So much so that Karunaratne had to be introduced early into the attack and was the best Lankan bowler on display in the morning session.The opening duo brought up its 50—partnership off just 55 balls in the 10th over and kept up this pace of scoring to reach 100 off 107 balls in the 18th over.They remained in control even when the hosts introduced spin into the attack in the form of Dilruwan Perera. Lakshan Sandakan also bowled two overs.For Rahul, it was his seventh successive fifty in Test cricket overtaking Gundapppa Viswanath and Rahul Dravid (both with six half—centuries each).India replaced the suspended Ravindra Jadeja with Kuldeep Yadav while Sri Lanka also included Chinaman Lakshan Sandakan in the team.With Yadav and Sandakan featuring in the match, it is only the second time since 2004 when two ‘chinaman’ bowlers are playing in the same game after Dave Mohammed (West Indies) and Paul Adams (South Africa) at Cape Town. Shikar Dhawan hits a boundary. Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017 Photo: Reuters Lokesh Rahul plays a shot. Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017 Photo: Reuters Lokesh Rahul plays a shot. Sri Lanka vs India 3rd Test at Pallekele, Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017 Photo: Reuters 4/4last_img read more

  • Demonetised currency seized, four arrested

    first_imgMalappuram (Ker), Jun 26 (PTI) Demonetised Rs 1,000 currency notes that would have been valued at Rs one crore, wereseized by police from a vehicle and four persons arrested in this connection in the district today. The seizure was made when police on a routine vehicle check intercepted a sports utility vehicle at Thalappara, police said. The scrapped currency notes, which have no value at present, were found kept hidden underthe seats. Four persons, aged between 28 and 38, travelling in the car were arrested, police said adding further investigation was on. PTI KV VSlast_img

  • Kim Kardashians Jackie Kennedy cover ignite controversy

    first_imgLos Angeles, Aug 29 (PTI) Kim Kardashians photoshoot for a magazine where she is channelling Jacqueline Kennedy has not gone down well with a lot of people. The latest shoot done by Steven Klein for the Interview magazine, features the reality star sporting Kennedys popular coiffed do, round collar dress and long white gloves.The magazine addresses Kim as “Americas New First Lady”.The cover also features her daughter North West, clad in a Peter Pan collar dress.Many on social media expressed disappointment over the comparison to style icon Kennedy.One follower left a comment on Interview magazines Instagram, writing, “Dont you dare disrespect Jackie Kennedy like this.” Another added, “Jackie is turning in her grave at this garbage.” Some Instagram users also pointed out Kardashians darker complexion, with one asking, “Im not sure whats worse… THIS or black face?”The Kardashians were previously called “Americas First Family” on the cover of Cosmopolitans November 2015 issue, which caused outrage on the internet then. PTI SHD SHDlast_img read more

  • A Big 12 Starting QB Has Been Benched

    first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)A starting college football quarterback got off to a rough start on Thursday night. He’s been benched as a result of his poor performance.The Baylor Bears are facing off against the Wet Virginia Mountaineers tonight and things got out of control fast. West Virginia currently holds a 41-0 lead and it’s still the first half.Part of the Bears’ struggles tonight can be pinned on starting quarterback Charlie Brewer. The night couldn’t have started off any worse for Brewer, who completed just 1-of-8 passes and threw three interceptions before getting benched.Jalan McClendon replaces Brewer at QB. Brewer 1 for 8 and 3 picks.— John Werner (@JohnWernerTrib) October 26, 2018Brewer’s replacement Jalan McClendon hasn’t fared much better, completing 3-of-5 passes for just nine yards. Unlike his predecessor, though, McClendon managed to keep the ball out of the Mountaineers hands.West Virginia leads 41-0 at the half.last_img read more

  • Oil Spill Hinders Chilean Port Operations

    first_imgzoom Port of ValparaisoInchcape Shipping Services (ISS) Chile has reported an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday, September 24, at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection, resulting in a spill of around three cubic metres at sea.Following the incident, ENAP (terminal owners) in coordination with the National Maritime Authority of Chile deployed a team of expert environmental personnel to mitigate the impact on the environment, by employing absorbent sleeves and installing barriers with an 800 metres extension.Concurrently, an investigation was established with the involved stakeholders to determine the causes of this incident.On September 25, the oil spill teams continued with the environmental clean-up and where affected, vessels will continue to be cleansed before departure.Port operations have not been stopped but currently the ENAP terminals Monobuoy, Multibuoy and LPG are not working. Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: Puerto Valparaisolast_img read more

  • Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert To Support Seasides Martin Luther King Jr

    first_imgSinger songwriter Jackson Browne announces a benefit concert on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Sunset Center in Carmel, CA to support Seaside’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School of the Arts.Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert To Support Seaside’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Of The ArtsAccompanying Jackson Browne at the benefit concert is longtime band mate and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Advance venue pre-sale tickets are available beginning Wednesday, October 11 at 9:30 AM, with general tickets on sale this Friday, October 13 at 9:30 AM PT at the Sunset Center www.sunsetcenter.org.Located in Seaside, CA, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School of the Arts (MLK School of the Arts) is a vibrant learning environment in a district with a strong commitment to arts education. MLK School of the Arts is part of Turnaround Arts, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that introduces a high-quality and integrated arts education to strengthen school reform efforts. Turnaround Arts was founded in 2011 under the Obama Administration of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), a White House advisory committee on cultural issues. With support from Turnaround Arts, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has more than doubled its music offerings, initiated an art and science DzEco Ambassadordz program in the fifth grade, and hired a Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator to connect teaching artists and nonprofit arts organizations to its schools.In 2015, MLK School for the Arts introduced music classes to all of its students and local teaching artists provided an additional 60 hours of arts instruction for the entire school. MLK School of the Arts has also partnered with The Arts Council of Monterey County, The San Jose Opera, the Carmel Music Society, the Sunset Center, and the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.For more information and ticket details about the November 14 benefit concert, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.last_img read more

  • Jason Derulo And Hulk Hogan Inducted Into 28th Annual Boys Girls Clubs

    first_imgBoys & Girls Clubs of America will induct nine new Club alumni into their Alumni Hall of Fame during a ceremony this week in San Diego, California.For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs around the country have provided kids and teens of all backgrounds, the opportunity to achieve great futures. To celebrate the accomplishments of former Boys & Girls Club members, the organization annually recognizes distinguished alumni, including these nine inductees who have excelled to the top of their respective fields.The ceremony will be hosted by Emmy and Tony-award winning actor and Club alum Courtney B. Vance, and will honor alumni who have gone on from their Boys & Girls Club to make major contributions in their professions, from sports to entertainment to the military and more. Each of these leaders has followed a unique path, yet they all share a similar beginning – with the life-changing programs, caring staff and the fun, safe environment of a Boys & Girls Club.Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni Hall of Fame “Class of 2018” inductees include: Emmy-award winning journalist, Ed Arnold; Department of Defense, Senior Program Analyst for Community and Family Policy, Candace Bird, Ph. D; Orlando Magic Executive, Becky Bonner; two time NBA Champion, Matt Bonner; NFL Hall of Famer, Terrell Davis; global multi-platinum recording artist, Jason Derulo; 12-time World Champion, Hulk Hogan; U.S. Army Lieutenant General Leslie C. Smith; and Olympic gold medalist snowboarder, Shaun White.“It is an incredible honor to recognize Boys & Girls Club alumni who are leaders in their industries and have made a difference in the lives of so many,” said Jim Clark, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “This new class will serve as impressive role models for the next generation of Club kids and teens, inspiring the nearly 4 million youth in our Clubs that they can dream big and achieve their goals.”Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni & Friends estimates there are nearly 16 million living Boys & Girls Club alumni today. More on this year’s inductees:Ed Arnold The Optimist Boys Club in Texarkana, Arkansas, changed Ed’s life. The caring adult staff meant the world to Ed, especially the positive male role models he didn’t have at home. The confidence the Club instilled led him to pursue his passion for broadcasting, landing his first radio job at just 14 years old. After earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film from California State University – Long Beach, Ed spent more than 30 years as an Emmy Award winning sportscaster and anchor for KTLA-TV and KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Today, Ed is the co-host and managing editor of the PBS SoCal news magazine “Real Orange.” To help kids as the Optimist Boys Club once helped him, Ed co-founded the Boys Club of Fountain Valley in 1967, now known as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley.Candace Bird, Ph. D.At just 5 years old, Candace could be found wherever the books were at the Central Boys & Girls Club. It’s where she developed her love for reading, and knew she was special as Club staff praised her reading skills. As Chief of Child & Youth Programs for the U.S. Air Force from 2012 to 2016, Dr. Bird oversaw policy, planning and resource management of Air Force Child Development Centers, Family Child Care Programs, School Age Care Programs and Boys & Girls Clubs America-affiliated Youth Centers. She has served military family programs for 20 years as a caregiver, program coordinator, director, major command specialist and deputy branch chief in Japan, United States and Germany. Dr. Bird credits the Central Boys & Girls Club for solidifying her passion to inspire youth to be life-long learners, as she is.Becky BonnerThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire first welcomed Becky through its doors as a second grader. Seeing her brother Matt receive a trophy at a Club banquet, inspired Becky to play basketball and win her own trophy. And she has certainly gotten her fair share of trophies. She earned a basketball scholarship to Stanford University before finishing her college days closer to home at Boston University. After playing one season of pro basketball in Sweden, she joined the college ranks with the University of Maryland and University of Louisville. After six years working in Basketball Operations International for the NBA League Office, Becky joined the Orlando Magic in 2017 as Director of Player Development and Quality Control. Many expect she may become the first woman to be a general manager in the NBA. Clearly, her time as the lone girl on the Club’s basketball team prepared her well.Matt BonnerMatt walked into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire at 6 years old and discovered a passion for basketball. His first coach, Club Director Obie Parker, was a positive influence and a great role model for Matt. After graduating from high school as class valedictorian, he went on to a stellar basketball career at the University of Florida, where he once again graduated top of his class. Following a 12-year NBA career and two NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs, Matt is now an NBA analyst for Fox Sports Southwest. He and his siblings Luke and Becky are the co-founders of the nonprofit Rock On Foundation, which provides a platform to support community arts and athletics programs.Terrell DavisTerrell walked into the Encanto Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego as a 7-year-old and fell in love with the sports programs. The Club provided him and his siblings with a sanctuary from the perils of their tough neighborhood. Terrell’s NFL career began in 1995 as a sixth round pick of the Denver Broncos. He went on to become the team’s all-time leading rusher with 7,607 yards and led the Broncos to two NFL championships. In 1998, he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. The three-time Pro Bowler also popularized the “Mile High Salute,” a military-style salute given to fans and teammates to celebrate a touchdown. In 2017, Terrell was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.Jason Derulo
Jason began attending the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club in Broward County Florida at the age of 11. The Club offered Jason a safe place to flourish as his mother worked and attended law school. At the Club, Jason could be found playing ping-pong and performing at special events. Now he is a multi-platinum powerhouse who has generated over 9 billion audio streams. Jason was a featured performer for the 2017 Monday Night Football theme and his clothing line LVL XIII launched in Bloomingdales in fall 2017. He also has a label in partnership with Warner Bros. Records and a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. Jason recently wrote and recorded Coca-Cola ®’s anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ titled “Colors,” shooting the video at the place he first performed before an audience at age 11, his Boys & Girls Club.Hulk HoganTerry Bollea would ride his bike five miles every day to attend the Interbay Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, where he loved to play baseball. He remembers touring the Club with his mom and dad, and being immediately impressed by its library and swimming pool. When he learned to swim and dive from the Club’s 10-foot diving board, Terry knew he could achieve anything in life. Terry, of course, became Hulk Hogan, a 12-time World Champion and key figure in WWE’s rise from regional attraction to worldwide entertainment powerhouse. The Hulkster’s undeniable charisma set the standard for future WWE Superstars. The larger-than-life icon went on to star in movies, television shows and his own animated series, and he became an idol to a vast legion of fans known as “Hulkamaniacs.”Lieutenant General Leslie C. Smith, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Smith is an alumnus of the Warren Boys Club, part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. The Club played an important role in the young man’s development. It’s where he learned to play basketball, how to swim, and acquired life skills that directly impacted his long-term success. He graduated from Georgia Southern University as a distinguished military graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and commissioned a Lieutenant by the United States Army. His military education includes Airborne School, Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. He also holds master’s degrees from Central Michigan University in Administration and National Defense University in National Security Strategy. An active supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs, Lt. Gen. Smith frequently visits Clubs to speak to young people about leadership skills and community service. Earlier this year, he was promoted to the rank of three-star lieutenant general.Shaun WhiteShaun White first attended the Club when he was 8 years old. His fondest Club memories are the gamesroom, learning and playing sports like street hockey and soccer, and Club staff who helped him with homework. Shaun’s prolific career as a snowboarder and skateboarder began when he was a child. Just 6 when he began snowboarding, Shaun landed his first sponsorship within a year. When he was 7, he caught the eye of renowned skater Tony Hawk at a San Diego skatepark. Hawk became a mentor, providing Shaun with guidance when he turned pro at age 13. Shaun’s remarkable achievements include winning three Olympic gold medals, a record 15 X-Games gold medals and 10 ESPY Awards.For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni & Friends go to www.bgca.org/alumni.last_img read more

  • UNbacked project aims to jump start economic development in GuineaBissau

    20 December 2007A new project backed by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will boost the incomes and living conditions of some 100,000 rural poor in Guinea-Bissau. A new project backed by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will boost the incomes and living conditions of some 100,000 rural poor in Guinea-Bissau.With a $4.7 million IFAD grant, the $5.6 million Rural Rehabilitation and Community Development Project will focus on rebuilding communities with the participation of local public administration, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector.It will also bolster the role of the most vulnerable groups, including women and youth, in Guinea-Bissau, which was wracked by three decades of political instability and a civil war after gaining independence in 1973.”The political scenario has evolved positively since 1999,” said Cristiana Sparacino, IFAD’s country programme manager in the West African nation. “There are encouraging signs that the new multi-party system can resolve political crises within a framework of democratic institutions.”She urged the international community to provide urgent support to help the country to achieve economic development.The initiative’s activities will be built around innovations proposed by participants themselves, and a local initiative fund will provide financial support to those who form partnerships to create new local rural development projects.To date, IFAD has supported other projects in Guinea-Bissau totaling more than $20 million. read more

  • Fewer Canadians contributing to RRSPs but average contribution rises BMO survey

    TORONTO — A survey from the Bank of Montreal suggests fewer Canadians were contributing to their RRSP this year, but that contributions were higher than recent years.The survey, conducted in the final week before the March 2 deadline, found 57% of Canadians had made an RRSP contribution for the 2014 tax year.That was down from 65% for the 2013 tax year and 62% the year before that. But the average contribution, at $3,737, was up about $200 from the two previous years.The rising power of the TFSA: Are RRSPs even relevant anymore?RRSP dilemma: Pay down debt or squirrel your money away for retirement?According to the survey, of those who planned on receiving a tax refund after making an RRSP contribution, 34% planned on saving or investing the money.Of the others, 15% said they would pay down their mortgage, 13% planned to use the money for home renovations and 11% planned on using their refund for travel or to purchase leisure items.The survey was conducted Feb. 24-25 by Pollara with an online sample of 1,002 Canadians 18 years of age and over. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. read more

  • Dan Beutler ready for HSV Hamburg

    Dan Beutlerhandball goalkeepersHSV HamburgSG FlensburgSwedish handball Swedish national goalkeeper, Dan Beutler (33), after seven succesfull years in SG Flensburg will move to HSV Hamburg from the next summer, wrote German media. Beutler, who went from Swedish handball to Bundesliga at 2003, took a possible clause in his contract with SG Flensburg which lasts until 2012. If it all true, Beutler will play in couple with German national goalkeeper, Johannes Bitter, from the next season.In his career, Beutler played for Irsta HF (1995-1999), Yistad (1999-2002) and Redbergslids (2002-2003) before he moved to SG Flensburg, the team from German-Danish border. ← Previous Story Linnea Torstenson is the MVP of the EHF EURO 2010 Next Story → Women’s WC 2011 Play off games: Germany strikes Hungary! read more

  • Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630000

    first_imgPLANS TO FORM a single board to oversee the work of the National Museum and National Library will save the exchequer over €600,000 a year, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has claimed.Under the plans, announced last year, a single statutory Advisory Council would do the work currently carried out by the two boards.Asked by Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó’Fearghail to outline the savings that would be achieved by the plan, Jimmy Deenihan said that much of the savings would lie in sharing services.“[As] board fees totalling over €80,000 were paid out to members of these boards in 2012, direct recurring annual savings of that order will be made as a result.Savings of approximately €200,000 are expected to be achieved in staff costs, with a further €350,000 in savings to be achieved through additional shared services.Deenihan added that the decision was not just made on monetary grounds.“The decision taken by Government in relation to the National Library and National Museum is not solely focussed on monetary savings but also on creating efficiencies and streamlining services and structures.”Read: Artists receive over €3 million in bursaries over the past three yearsRead: Long-lost Van Gogh painting unveiled in Amsterdamlast_img read more

  • George Hotz in trouble again but not for hacking

    first_imgGeorge Hotz, otherwise known as the hacker Geohot, earned a reputation for himself in recent years by becoming Sony’s nemesis and friend of anyone wanting to unlock an iPhone. He was the first to hack the PS3, which later led to a lawsuit filed by Sony. He’s also been successful with Apple hardware, and was the first to release a software exploit, known as purplera1n, for the iPhone 3GS.Since the lawsuit with Sony was settled out of court Geohot has been relatively quiet. He’s worked at Facebook, but left earlier this year and has since been seen taking part in hackathons like AngelHack. However, he’s now in trouble again, but not for hacking hardware.Hotz was traveling by car with friends to SXSW last week in order to give a talk entitled “The Final Frontier of Reverse Engineering.” Along the way he had to pass through a border control in Sierra Blanca. The officers there were using dogs to decide if any vehicle warranted a search, and Hotz’s car was barked at.The subsequent search found a 1/4oz of marijuana in the glove box and a further 1/8oz forming part of “chocolate edibles.” It’s important to point out Hotz has a medical marijuana license in California, and such a small amount of the drug should apparently see Hotz only get a citation. The problem is, the local sheriff didn’t see it that way. He decided to count the entire weight of the chocolate as being marijuana, making it seem as if Hotz was carrying $800 worth of drugs rather than just $15. Such an amount earned him a felony charge and $1,500 bail.It looks as though the SXSW talk went ahead, so Hotz must have made bail. I doubt this is the last we’ll hear of this though, as it has been suggested the stop and search contravines the Fourth Amendment. This is because the primary purpose of the checks were for a non-narcotics purpose, yet the dogs checking cars shows it clearly was a check to find drugs. It’s also the case that searches were being carried out in the hope of finding something, rather than having evidence before hand that something was there to find.Depending on how upset Hotz is over what happened, he could choose to take action and attempt to get the felony charge reversed as well as the bail refunded.Read more at Above The Lawlast_img read more

  • Newsweek Redesign Debuts

    first_imgBarnett attributes much of the redesign process to Arthur Hochstein, former art director of Time Magazine, citing him as “…the driving force behind closing it from week to week.” On Newsweek’s website, Brown says that photojournalism will become a focus of the revamped book. Barnett sees the photography usage as the biggest change with the redesign. Accordingly, the magazine opens with the News Gallery, three consecutive spreads of photos from around the world. The captions read more like “storyettes”, as “another chance for us to get hard news up in the front that happens to be mainly visual.” He says, “The last redesign [in May 2009] took away all of the big, beautiful storytelling with photography. We immediately brought that back.” Newsweek’s cover page is now thicker (70 lb), and the inside pages (now 34lb) are whiter. A shift in typography is another integral part of the Newsweek redesign. After toying with the idea of dropping the red box around the logo and possibly adding “thick red rule” under the tile, the font changed instead, now sans serif titling gothic. Body copy is printed in acta, a font produced by Portuguese typographer Dino dos Santos. There are more ad pages, and more luxury brands in those pages. Whether this is a result of Brown’s arrival, or a spike from the buzz around the redesign, will be seen in forthcoming issues. Illustration also appears in the revamped Newsweek, with portraits of icons and contributing columnists for “a more newsy feel.” Other additions include the Newsbeast, a column in the front of the book, and Omnivore, a culture-centric section. The Newsweek/Daily Beast merger became official on February 1st. Now called The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, Tina Brown acts as editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine and daily news website. Stephen Colvin (president of the Daily Beast) is CEO of the Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Barnett says, “I think you’ll see from week to week – this is the first issue, and we’re just now figuring out what the personality of the redesign is going to be, what its limitations are and what it can allow us to do.” Only a month after their merger with The Daily Beast, Newsweek underwent a makeover. Led by editor-in-chief Tina Brown (former editor of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Tatler and Talk magazines), Newsweek’s new design hit newsstands Monday, March 7. Featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton on the cover to lead the story “150 Women Who Shake the World,” the issue includes articles written by Harvey Weinstein, Leslie H. Gelb and Kathleen Parker. Joanne Lipman’s first installment of her regular column “C-Suite” appears in this week’s issue. Lipman was editor of Conde Nast’s ill-fated Portfolio, a magazine shut down after a 24-month run. According to an interview with Newsweek on May 1, 2009, the magazine’s end was “purely an economic decision.” FOLIO: spoke with creative director Dirk Barnett, who joined the Newsweek/Daily Beast team on November 30th to lead the redesign. He spoke on the key components of the visual redesign, as well as editorial changes, to the weekly news mag. last_img read more

  • Congress supports medicos strike in Warangal

    first_imgWarangal: The Congress has extended its support to the medicos, who resorted to a protest opposing National Medical Council (NMC) Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha recently. Warangal District Congress Committee (DCC) President Naini Rajender Reddy met the medicos at Indian Medical Association (IMA) building here on Wednesday and backed their agitation. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Speaking at the protest, he found fault with the Central government for passing the bill, which is against the interests of the medicos. Terming the bill as ‘anti-people and ‘pro-corporate,’ he said that the Centre is trying to throttle the voice of the people. Both the Centre and State governments have been diluting the spirit of democracy, he alleged.To exert pressure on the Centre, the medicos need the support of all political parties, so that they can make their voice heard, Reddy said. Further, he told the medicos to unite district-wise and stage demonstrations all over the country. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us “On behalf of the DCC and as a parent, I am not only supporting the agitation but also ready to help the medicos,” Reddy said. It may be mentioned here that the medicos and the Indian Medical Association is opposing the NMC Bill, which seeks to establish a new regulatory structure for medicine, quashing the Medical Council of India (MCI) and nominating non-medical members to the Commission etc. TPCC secretaries EV Srinivas Rao, Bathini Srinivas Rao, IMA district president Dr Surender, former IM district president Dr Kasturi Prameela and Dr Ashok Reddy were among others present.last_img read more

  • Karvy group under scanner for defrauding investors senior officials booked

    first_imgA customer hands Indian currency notes. Reuters file [Representational Image]The Bengaluru police has booked the top officials of Karvy group for cheating investors by promising huge returns. Operating under many firms such as Karvy Private Wealth, Karvy Realty India Pvt Ltd, Karvy Stock Brokers and Karvy Capital, the Karvy group of companies allegedly cheated investors by promising them a secure investment and 20 percent returns, according to reports.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Karvy Private Wealth Abhijit Bhave and some other top shots of the group have been booked by the city police for criminal breach of trust and cheating after nine investors filed a complaint with the Basavangudi police for defrauding them to the tune of Rs 3.81 crore.”We registered a case of cheating and requested all details and documents about their investments for verification. A probe will begin once we complete scrutiny of documents,” a police officer said, according to News18. The complainants alleged that Karvy relationship managers called them repeatedly and even visited their residences. “They encouraged us to invest in the company, which would, in turn, invest in profit-making firms and get us good returns,” a complainant said, reports Deccan Herald.The managers had told complainants that investments would be handled by the Karvy Private Wealth CEO Abhijit Bhave, Real Estate Head Pravin Garle, Directors Kamodor Partha Sarathi, Yogendar Mika, Ashish Agarwal, Bhagavan Das Narang, regional heads Nithin Sabarwala, Praveenbai Bhagwanji Amlani, Nithin Saksena, Prathivadi Bhayankaram Ramapriyan, Venkatesh Sesha Ravi Prasad Chavali, Mumbai division head Chethan Deherkar and Basavanagudi Branch vice-president Thomas Stephen, adds the report.The report comes in the wake of the IMA scam that rocked the state last week. Most of the complainants in Karvy invested a major part of their life savings in the firm hoping for a better future. Some had invested for their children’s marriage while others looked for a steady income after retirement. But to the shock of investors, the money flow halted suddenly two years ago.last_img read more

  • Box of Pokémon Cards From 1999 Could Fetch 56000 in Auction

    first_imgStay on target Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks “Gotta catch ’em all?” Then this unopened box of Pokémon cards from 1999 might just be the biggest catch of all.Auction house Huggins and Scott Auctions put this unopened 1999 Pokémon first-edition, limited printing English Base Set Booster Box up for auction with a starting bid of $35,000.In August last year, Huggins and Scott sold another unopened box of 1999 First Edition Pokémon cards for the staggering price of $56,000.AdChoices广告The Pokémon booster box will come in a pressurized Pelican protector case. (Photo Credit: Huggins and Scott)This new box up for auction has been described by Huggins and Scott as “tightly sealed and virtually untouched.”The description for the auctions says: “A box break will yield (36) 11-card packs. Additionally, each pack will deliver: (5) common, (3) uncommon, (2) Energy and (1) Rare or Foil card. Based on production, the odds of pulling a foil card are nearly 1:3 packs. With 396 chances for Gem Mint 10 holos and other high-grade treasures, ‘the sky’s the limit’ for this cornerstone!”And because serious collectors will want this baby fully protected, the box will come in a custom-fitted and pressurized Pelican Model 1400 Protector case.Got at least $35,000 to spare? Bidding ends on Feb. 13 on hugginsandscott.com.More on Geek.com:This Copy of ‘Superman #1’ Could Fetch More Than $300,000 in AuctionRare Penny Found in Boy’s Lunch Money Could Fetch $1.7 Million in AuctionRanking Pokémon Every Movielast_img read more