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first_imgMILAN — Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League.And this season’s Ajax team has oodles of flair.Much like the great “Total Football” squads from the early 1970s and the nearly unbeatable teams from the mid-1990s, Ajax and its latest homegrown side make watching soccer fun and exciting.Unless you’re a fan of Juventus, or Real Madrid, or any of the team’s rivals in the Dutch league.“Yyyeeeeaaaahhhhhhhhh,” former Ajax striker Patrick Kluivert wrote on Twitter, along with the final score in Ajax’s 2-1 victory over Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. “Come on guys.”Kluivert had plenty to be happy about. He was the one who scored the only goal in Ajax’s 1-0 win over AC Milan in the 1995 Champions League final, the last of the club’s four European Cup titles.FILE – In this June 2, 1971 file photo, Ajax striker Johan Cruyff, center, in action during the during the final of the European Cup against Greece’s Panathinaikos, at Wembley Stadium, in London. Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League. Their victory against Juventus on Tuesday, April 16 – coming only a few weeks after the team eliminated three-time defending champion Real Madrid in the last 16 – put Ajax through to the semifinals 3-2 on aggregate. They will next face either Manchester City or Tottenham. (AP Photo/Laurence Harris, File)Ajax followed that victory with another trip to the final in 1996 and a spot in the semifinals in 1997. Both times they lost to Juventus.Tuesday’s victory — coming only a few weeks after the team eliminated three-time defending champion Real Madrid in the last 16 — put Ajax through to the semifinals 3-2 on aggregate. They will next face either Manchester City or Tottenham.“What a special @ChampionsLeague night in Turin,” former Ajax and Juventus goalkeeper and current Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar wrote on Twitter. “Winning against @juventusfc and now we go to England for the semifinals.”Van der Sar’s tweet was accompanied by a short selfie video showing him in somewhat disbelief, laughing, screaming and pumping his fist in pure joy.That excitement around the team is just as palpable as the excitement they create on the field, with midfielder Frenkie de Jong and 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt leading the way.But Ajax has gone through this before. The team’s highs and lows are well known and well documented.“For many years Dutch football kept getting worse, but now we’re coming back,” Ajax coach Erik ten Hag said. “In every country there are better periods and ones that aren’t as good.“We’re a small footballing country, it can happen that sometimes things don’t go well but now there are incredible talents and with them things can only get better.”The first great Ajax run started with Johann Cryuff and Rinus Michels in the early 1970s. Michels, who was the coach of the team, is widely credited with helping create “Total Football,” a flowing, attacking style of play which made Ajax the darlings of the game. Cruyff was the face of the project, becoming one of the greatest to ever play.But after winning the European Cup — the precursor to the Champions League — in 1971, Michels left for Barcelona. After winning the title again in 1972 and 1973, Cryuff left for Barcelona and the decline began.The team in the 1990s went through a similar fate, with players being sold off to make money for the club.And this year’s Ajax can expect the same with De Jong headed to Barcelona next season in a deal that could be worth up to 86 million euros ($98 million).“If we play well, it’s normal that players leave,” Ten Hag said. “We’re not Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City or Juventus. It depends on the economy of football, but we’re creative in building the team, with balance.“We play with a philosophy and we will do so in the upcoming years, too. We will fight for every player, I hope to not lose too many.”The next step may be to go back to “The Future” — the name of the club’s storied youth academy.“Several players will leave but Ajax’s youth academy is strong,” Ten Hag said. “We also have a very good scouting system. If some players leave, we will bring in other strong ones to go forward and to grow.“We start again from zero every season.”By: Daniella Matar, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgIndia hockey team goalkeeper, PR Sreejesh had to fly back home from Hockey World Cup 2018 action in Bhubaneshwar to check up on his ailing father, PV Raveendran who has been hospitalised due to a heart problem.Sreejesh’s departure comes at a time when the national hockey team, under coach Harendra Singh, are preparing for their final Pool C game against Canada, scheduled for December 8.Nonetheless, the seasoned goalkeeper, who has been brilliant between the sticks in the ongoing global spectacle, will return to Bhubaneswar from Kerala before the Canada tie. In fact, the star player from Thiruvananthapuram will join the Indian camp as early as on Wednesday night, according to The Times of India.Sreejesh missed the training session on Wednesday morning and was also absent from a felicitation meet organised by Odisha Police at the Fan Park at the Kalinga Stadium, which has been hosting the Hockey World Cup matches.Coach Harendra said Sreejesh was allowed to leave the Indian camp as there was a big gap between their second Pool C match against Belgium and the one against Canada. Notably, the fifth-ranked team came up with an inspired performance during their 2-2 draw against higher-ranked Red Lions on December 2.India are favourites to top the four-team pool and secure a direct quarter-final berth as consolidated their numero uno position after the stiff test against Belgium. Harendra’s men are tied on points with Belgium but are the Pool C toppers as they have a better goal difference than the highest ranked team in the group.advertisementWhile India are expected to win their match against Canada, Belgium will face South Africa, who were blanked 5-0 by the hosts in their opener, on December 8.Also Read | Indian team utilised crowd’s energy, says coach Harendra SinghAlso Read | Canada, South Africa keep knockout hopes alive after 1-1 drawlast_img read more

first_imgAll-rounder Moeen Ali has been left out of England’s squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia next week after a disappointing display during a crushing defeat in the opener.As expected, fast bowler Joffra Archer was included in the 12 and looks poised to make his test debut in the absence of England’s record wicket taker James Anderson.The veteran Anderson injured his calf again on the first day of the opening test at Edgbaston which Australia won by 251 runs.Moeen made only four runs in two innings at Edgbaston and his exclusion means left-hander Jack Leach, who batted impressively as a night watchman against Ireland the week before, will likely take over England’s spin bowling duties at Lord’s.Moeen has reached 50 only once in his last 16 Test innings and has also struggled to make an impact with the ball in the previous series against Australia.Somerset left-arm orthodox spinner Leach has taken 20 wickets in five tests.While the loss of Anderson is a major blow to England’s hopes of regaining the Ashes, the prospect of Archer steaming in to bowl his 90mph deliveries will excite England’s fans.The Barbados-born pace bowler made a huge impact at the World Cup when he was England’s leading wicket-taker and bowled the dramatic Super Over at Lord’s which sealed the title for the hosts over New Zealand.Olly Stone, who was included in the squad for the Edgbaston Test but did not play, is ruled out with a bad back.England squad: Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.advertisementAlso Read | Shane Warne eyes IPL-like success after appointmenet as coach of Lord’s Hundred teamAlso Read | Global T20 Canada: Shoaib Malik shatters glass window with huge sixesAlso See:last_img read more

first_img Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits How to Shave With a Straight Razor Sasha and Stoney are two very lucky husbands. Their wives, Mia and Laura, began worrying about their active (rowing, skiing, snowboarding, and cycling) husbands’ skin.Many grooming products were too expensive, had too many chemicals or were just plain girly, so the wives took charge of the situation and came up with their own men’s skincare line, Oars + Alps, a reference to their husbands love of the outdoors.Launching with just three simple products, they have incorporated the thrillingly named Alpine Caribou Moss into each. A lichen native to the Arctic tundra where it thrives amid nature’s harshest elements, Alpine Caribou Moss improves skin’s elasticity and contains powerful antioxidants that fight UV radiation and guard against environmental pollution.The three products include:Cleansing Stick ($14)One of the most fun products we have tested recently, this is a face wash in solid form. No more oozing bottles and soap in your eye, just rub this stick around your face and wash. Activated charcoal absorbs up to 200 times its weight in impurities. It also exfoliates, buffing away the dead skin. Great for all skin types and very travel friendly.2 in 1 Face Moisturizer and Eye Cream ($18)Dudes aren’t down with dabbing eye cream on in the morning, but boy do we need it. Squirt a dime size dose of this in your palms and rub it all over your face, neck and eyes to hydrate your face. Powerful ingredients like shea butter, safflower oil, jojoba oil and protective Alpine Caribou Moss help tough skin stay hydrated and protected.Natural Deodorant ($12)Made with all natural ingredients, this little anti-odor stick is great for travel and has a light scent that won’t overpower your favorite cologne. Alpine Caribou Moss is rich in antioxidants that allow it to thrive in the harshest elements of the Arctic Circle, so clearly it can shield your skin from irritation. And since this formula is alcohol and aluminum-free, sweat stains are a thing of the past.As you can see, purchasing all three won’t break the bank since these guys are direct to consumer. And to make you love Oars + Alps even more they believe in giving back and donate one percent of their proceeds to non-profit organizations fighting skin cancer. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffalast_img read more

“The conflict is undermining democracy and human rights and seriously hindering development activities,” said a statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman.The statement also decried “very disturbing” reports that human rights defenders in Nepal face grave threats to their safety and security.”The safety and ability of the national human rights commission and all human rights activists to carry out their essential work should be guaranteed,” it stressed, welcoming the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government of Nepal and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.”The Secretary-General once again calls for an urgent cessation of fighting and the initiation of dialogue between the Government and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) with the participation of all political and civil forces,” the statement added. “He stands ready to assist such a national effort.” read more

The riot that took place on 25 January at the Uribana prison occurred in the context of an arms seizure, said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “This latest example reflects an alarming pattern of violence in Venezuelan prisons, which is a direct consequence of poor conditions,” he told a news conference in Geneva. “Chronic prison overcrowding, lack of access to basic services and the generalized presence of firearms are widespread in Venezuelan prisons. These conditions are further exacerbated by judicial delays and excessive resort to pre-trial detention.” Mr. Colville noted that States are guarantors of the lives and physical integrity of persons deprived of their liberty. “These persons are under State custody and therefore the relevant State authorities bear responsibility for what happens to them,” he stated. States must ensure that conditions of detention are compatible with the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, he added. “We call for prompt and effective investigations into this incident with a view, where applicable, to identifying those responsible and to obtain redress for the victims’ families,” he stated. “We also call on the Venezuelan Government to adopt urgent measures to ensure that conditions of detention comply with international human rights standards.” Such measures should include the adoption of a comprehensive prison policy, training of penitentiary staff and ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, Mr. Colville said. read more

first_img Share Tweet Email4 4. Death is realMusician Phil Elverum’s wife Genevieve died of cancer in 2016, an incredibly short time after being diagnosed with the disease. Now he has an album out that explores the depth of pain he and his young daughter have experienced.(Pitchfork, approx 25 mins reading time)In the past, words usually came second for Elverum, but this time he sat down at a desk in the room where his wife had passed, across the hall from his daughter’s bedroom, and wrote lyrics out, longhand; some of them came directly from notes he had scribbled for himself in between hospital appointments or chemotherapy treatments. He recorded these songs in Geneviève’s room, too, mostly on acoustic guitar and with just one microphone and a laptop, at night when his daughter was sleeping or in stolen moments when she was at play dates with neighborhood friends.5. Stranger in the woods Source: Shutterstock/Poprotskiy AlexeyWould you – could you – ever abandon life as you know it? That’s what Christopher Knight did, living a hermetic life for 27 years. Here’s his story.(The Guardian, approx 22 mins reading time)Knight did not tell anyone where he was going. “I had no one to tell,” he says. “I didn’t have any friends. I had no interest in my co-workers.” He drove down the east coast of America, eating fast food and staying in cheap motels – “the cheapest I could find”. He travelled for days, alone, until he found himself deep into Florida, sticking mostly to major roads, watching the world go by.6. Is Trump trolling the White House press corps?We’ve all been fascinated with how Sean Spicer has conducted himself at the White House press briefings. And then there’s Trump’s own approach to the press and reporters. But is Trump… trolling people?(New Yorker, approx 39 mins reading time)A TV correspondent told me that calling on front-row reporters first isn’t just about appealing to their egos: “It’s also about maintaining a sense of predictability, a sense that eventually the substantive questions will be answered. Throwing that into chaos—‘Maybe you’ll get a question, if you shout loud enough, who knows?’—makes everyone desperate and competitive and makes us look like a bunch of braying jackals. Which I don’t think is an accident.”… AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES… Source: Globe PhotosChuck Berry died yesterday, aged 90. Here’s a look back at his influential and incomparable career.(Esquire, approx 17 mins reading time)His first single, “Maybellene,” was built out of an old white hillbilly country song, then fed through the blender of Berry’s guitar and Willie Dixon’s bass until something entirely new poured out. And whatever that was, that new sound, that white-black hybrid, Berry ran with it, and the rest of the world did, too.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday> Mar 19th 2017, 9:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Winter and sadness Source: Shutterstock/KichiginWhen you live in some parts of the world, the sunlight can sometimes feel out of reach – or it can be dark for months at a time. This can lead to seasonal affective disorder – so how do countries tackle it? Here’s what they’re doing in parts of Scandinavia.(Mosaic Science, approx 22 mins reading time)When Anna’s pupils enter the classroom at 8.10am, the lights are a bright bluish-white to wake them up. They then grow gradually more intense as the morning progresses, dimming slightly in the run up to lunch to ease the transition to the gloomier light outside. Immediately after lunch the classroom is intense whitish-blue again – “to combat the post-lunch coma,” jokes Strandberg – but then the lights gradually dim and become more yellow as the afternoon progresses.2. Gardening is my therapyIn this moving extract from his memoir, Alan Jenkins writes about how gardening helped him deal with the aftermath of neglect and children’s homes.(The Guardian, approx 27 mins reading time)There is a photo of my brother and me with Lilian as young boys. Christopher is lopsidedly smiling, proudly holding his new ginger kitten. It almost matches his hair. Lilian is crouched with Tonka, her Siamese cat. I have my arm around her, looking a little warily into the camera. The boys’ clothes are comically big. Not “you will grow into them” big, but clothes bought while the intended children aren’t (have never been) there. We were small for our age. But these are new clothes for a new life in our new home with our new family.3. London Bridge is down A waxwork of Queen Elizabeth. Source: Shutterstock/BangkokhappinessA few months ago, rumours surfaced that the Queen of England was dead. She wasn’t – but here’s a look at the secret plans for when she does pass away.(The Guardian, approx 42 mins reading time)The last time a British monarch died, 65 years ago, the demise of George VI was conveyed in a code word, “Hyde Park Corner”, to Buckingham Palace, to prevent switchboard operators from finding out. For Elizabeth II, the plan for what happens next is known as “London Bridge.” The prime minister will be woken, if she is not already awake, and civil servants will say “London Bridge is down” on secure lines. Short URLcenter_img By Aoife Barry 12,056 Views No Comments Sitdown Sunday: How Chuck Berry invented rock n’roll Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 9:00 AMlast_img read more

first_imgArchbishop Stylianos, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia for the last forty-four years, was laid to rest on at Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery on Saturday after funeral rites were conducted at the Archdiocese Cathedral of the Assumption.Thousands of faithful gathered from across the country and joined dozens of priests, officials and dignitaries – including the Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian – in farewelling the long-time leader, distinguished poet and spiritual father of Australia’s Greek Orthodox believers.Following from Friday’s arrival and public veneration, the Cathedral remained open overnight for prayers and for the public to pay their final respects. Among the constant exchange of people was Eleni Emvalomas, who attended from after 1:30am on Saturday morning with her father.“My dad and I both wanted to attend the Trisagion service, but both didn’t get a chance,” Eleni, a 2015 graduate of All Saints Greek Orthodox Grammar School said.“To be in the midst of the Archbishop during those intimate hours was humbling.”READ MORE: 50 photographs depicting scenes from the funeral and burial of Archbishop StylianosAfter the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy began the Funeral service proper at 11:30am, albeit delayed by ten minutes as Premier Berejiklian arrived and took her place in the prominent front pew of the Cathedral, alongside Federal Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos, representing the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Federal Labor MP, Anthony Albanese and the former Father of the House, Philip Ruddock.Premier Gladys Berejiklian arriving at the Cathedral. Photo: George MpliokasMetropolitan Panteleimon of Vryoula, who had been sent by the Ecumenical Patriarchate as its official representative, was joined by Bishops Seraphim and Ezekiel, priests and the choir, but also by many within the congregation, in chanting ‘May His Memory be eternal’ before concluding the service at the Cathedral with an address read on behalf of the Patriarch.READ MORE: Scenes from the funeral and burial of Archbishop StylianosChartered buses were loaded with schoolchildren and clergy as Cleveland Street was sectioned off, and a mounted police escort accompanied the hearse carrying the Archbishop’s coffin through busy Saturday midday traffic as church bells rung and pedestrians looked on.Paul Kalabalikis, a member of St. Nicholas’ Church youth group, was one of the onlookers and described paying his final respects to the fallen leader.“Our Captain has left his ship,” he said.“Seeing how much he’s done as an Archbishop of our Church throughout all these years is amazing.”Over half an hour’s drive away, Stylianos was buried behind the eastern end of St. Athanasius’ Chapel in Rookwood cemetery. Several thousand people made the journey from the Cathedral to the final resting place of the Archbishop, where more than thirty priests collectively chanted ‘Christ is Risen’ at his grave.The grave was flanked by a number of young men and women from the local Cretan Association, dressed in the Archbishop’s native costume and paying their respects by standing watch and singing lamentations in Cretan dialect while the congregation offered roses and said their last goodbyes.Aris Paraskakis was proud to be in Cretan costume, paying costume to the Archbishop’s own roots. Photo: George Mpliokas“Being in costume made me feel privileged and honoured,” Ari Paraskakis, a member of the Sydney-based group, said.“I may not see another Greek Archbishop who is also a Cretan, so today and having him over the years made me feel a connection with him and a sense of patriotism.”READ MORE: The life and times of Archbishop Stylianos in 12 photosAlexander Vounisios, a member of the Cretan Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria who flew to Sydney and also wore traditional costume, concurred with Paraskakis’ sentiments.“It brought the Greek community of Australia together, as many of us travelled from interstate to pay our respects to this spiritual leader,” he said.“We wanted to honour His Eminence’s Cretan heritage and show our support to the wider Greek community.”Having said their final prayers, the dozens of priests departed and allowed for the last of the congregation to pass by Stylianos’ grave, which continued past 4 o’clock in the afternoon.Father Athanasios Giatsios, parish priest of St. Catherine’s Church in Mascot, admitted that Saturday in particular had been “very emotionally draining” and reflected on his time under the Archbishop’s stewardship, both as a clergyman and as a student of St. Andrew’s Theological College, which Stylianos had established back in 1986.“As a graduate of [the College], I feel extremely honoured to have been taught by His Eminence,” he said.“He loved the College since it was his creation, his dream. He treated us – the students – like his own children, striving always to instil in us a sense of awe and true fear of God through the path of humility and honesty. His pastoral sensitivity in certain matters made me appreciate the depth of his spiritual discernment.“I thank God for giving me the blessing of having His Eminence as my Shepherd and Father.”After more than four decades as the leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Archbishop Stylianos was the first Church leader to be buried in Australia since Theophylactos, Metropolitan of Australia and New Zealand, was laid to rest in 1958.“I am certain that his Eminence is how with God,” continued Father Athanasios, “and that he will always be praying for the wellbeing of his spiritual children here in Australia.“May His Memory be eternal!” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgYouTube crée une plate-forme de vente en ligne YouTube s’apprête à s’enrichir d’une plate-forme de commerce en ligne qui permettra aux artistes de vendre des morceaux de musique ou des billets pour leurs concerts. Baptisé Merch Store, ce service pourra être intégré aux pages des partenaires musique du site de partage de vidéos de Google.Sur son blog officiel (lien non disponible) YouTube annonce la mise en ligne prochaine d’une nouvelle plate-forme. Un service de commerce en ligne baptisé Merch Store, qui permettra aux artistes de vendre des téléchargements de musique, des t-shirts, et toutes sortes de produits dérivés.À lire aussiQuand Facebook commente Youtube…Le service s’intégrera directement sur les chaînes YouTube des partenaires musique du site de partage de vidéos, qui peut se targuer d’attirer chaque mois quelque 800 millions d’internautes. Pour créer cette plate-forme commerciale,  YouTube s’est associé à plusieurs acteurs, comme Topspin pour les concerts et produits dérivés, Songkick, là aussi pour les billets de concerts, et iTunes et Amazon pour les téléchargements de morceaux.Comme le rapporte TechCrunch, YouTube touchera une petite commission sur les ventes afin de financer son service. Le montant de cette part n’est toutefois pas précisé. “Nous voulons vous offrir la chance de trouver votre public et de faire carrière dans la musique sur YouTube” se félicite le site de partage de vidéos dont Google est propriétaire depuis près de cinq ans.Le 17 octobre 2011 à 20:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img The Next ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Is Probably About VikingsAll the Trailers You Might Have Missed from SDCC The Vikings were rather famed explorers. They were able to settle some of the toughest lands, like Iceland, braving the frigid oceans many thousands of miles from home. And this was all centuries before just about anything that would resemble modern navigational equipment like a GPS, accurate maps, or even a simple compass. Worse still is the region’s notoriously rough seas, often blanketed in dense fog and cloud cover. Such conditions would doom many of history’s greatest explorers, and yet the Nordic peoples managed. But why?For years researchers weren’t sure, though legends have long told of “sunstones,” objects that would show the viewer where the sun was, even on a cloudy day. It sounds impossible, but a number of crystals are known to have such properties, but typically they need to be extremely high quality and very well cut — not something you’d a pre-industrial civilization would capable of producing. Unfortunately, exactly what the Vikings used remains a mystery, but a new paper demonstrates that such navigation would work quite well — a critical step, at least, to understanding how these ancient seafarers made their way.To study this, Gábor Horváth and Eötvös Loránd, biophysicists at the University of Budapest, conducted many thousands of computer simulations, tracking the likely routes of the Vikings during the best sailing seasons. The simulations varied cloud cover and how often navigators checked their crystals. To cover all their bases, the pair also simulated different types of crystals, which have varying degrees of accuracy. The results showed that the success of voyages depended dramatically on how often the sailors consulted their stones. If they checked and adjusted course accordingly every three hours, the voyages would succeed almost every time. While it’s certainly not proof positive that this was how the Vikings managed their feats, it is pretty wild to think that the best hypothesis — and the one with the most evidence — suggests that Vikings trusted their lives with special rocks I thought only existed in Pokemon games. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Girl Scouts are inviting people to enjoy craft beer paired with Girl Scout Cookies during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.AleSmith Brewing Company, Mike Hess Brewing, and Stone Brewing return as official partners for the popular, fifth-annual Cookies on Tap event.The event happens Friday Feb. 23 through Sunday at all three Mike Hess Brewing tasting rooms. The $15 flight include five craft beers samples paired with five Girl Scout cookies. KUSI Newsroom, February 21, 2019 Local breweries pairing beer with Girl Scout Cookieslast_img read more

first_imgBusinesses are charged a fee and must pre-register with NRC Alaska. Households are free unless the haul contains more than 55 gallons of waste in which case they must also pre-register. The Boroughs hazardous waste disposal program gives households and small businesses the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous wastes and chemicals. To pre-register and for specific waste disposal questions, call NRC Alaska at (877) 375-5040. For general questions, call the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department at (907) 262-9667. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna will be hosting the final hazardous household waste day of the year on Saturday, November 10.center_img There is a 3 drum limit per household per year. The Central Peninsula Landfill will take those items from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, on Saturday, November 10.last_img read more

first_img ADC AUTHOR Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, has been recognized as the recipient of the Association of Defense Community’s 2019 State Leadership Award.Ivey and other ADC Award honorees were recognized Monday during a lunch ceremony at the 2019 Defense Communities Annual Summit.Known as a champion for her state’s installations, defense communities and military service population, Gov. Ivey has championed wide-ranging legislation to improve the quality of life for service members and their families since 2017.In May 2018, Ivey signed several service-related quality of life bills, including the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act, which provides professional licensure reciprocity for military spouses across numerous state agencies. She also signed the Parks for Patriots bill, which grants free state parks admission to active or retired Alabama service members.Ivey was also an integral part of the state’s campaign to secure the fifth-generation F-35 Fighter mission for the 187th Fighter Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base.“While many people were involved in the multi-year selection process for the F-35 Fighter Wing, the governor led our state through this journey with distinction, and she was instrumental in bringing this next-generation aircraft to Montgomery,” U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) said. “I am incredibly proud of Gov. Ivey’s leadership and commitment to Alabama’s military footprint,” Roby added.Army photo by Sgt. William Fryelast_img read more

first_imgShares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries rose by more than Rs 23 on the BSE on Tuesday morning and were trading at Rs 762 at about 1:45 pm responding to reports that the company was planning to buy Intas Pharmaceuticals for Rs 15,000 crore.The share had plunged about 4.5% on Monday after it said the US FDA issued a warning letter on its Halol plant in Gujarat after an inspection in September 2014 during which it found possible deviations from good manufacturing practices.If the deal goes through, it will mark the second-biggest acquisition for Sun Pharma after Ranbaxy, which was acquired for $4.5 billion in a stock deal.The proposed deal to acquire Intas Pharmaceuticals will entail a cash outgo of Rs 7,500 crore and the rest by way of stock,  DealStreetAsia quoted a source familiar with the development as saying. Ahmedabad-based Intas Pharma manufactures tablets, capsules, parenterals and cytotoxic formulations for the central nervous system (CNS), cardiovascular system, diabetology, gastroenterology, urology, pain management, animal health care, oncology and biotechnology, DealStreetAsia added.Sun Pharma has been acquiring and selling units over the past few weeks. Last week, it sold its manufacturing facility in Ohio, the US, to Nostrum Laboratories and in November this year, it bought American eyecare firm InSite Vision. Sun Pharma did not disclose the deal value for the sale of its Ohio facility, while saying the “financial impact” on the company was “negligible”.The company said it would cooperate with the US FDA for possible remedial measures at its Halol plant. “We will continue to cooperate with the US FDA and undertake any additional steps necessary to ensure that the US Agency is completely satisfied with our remediation of the Halol facility,” said Dilip Sanghvi, managing director, Sun Pharma, in a regulatory filing on 19 December. Meanwhile, Intas Pharmaceuticals is likely to come up with an IPO, having got market regulator Sebi’s nod for it. The IPO will give an opportunity for ChrysCapital to exit partially, after having failed twice, in 2011 and 2013, due to poor market conditions, said DealStreetAsia.last_img read more

first_imgInfosys, Wipro, TCS, Oracle and HP are reportedly in the race to bag the Rs 125-crore technology outsourcing contracts to be finalised shortly by Indian e-commerce shopping website Paytm, which was given a licence last year by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to set up a payments bank. The contracts envisage core-banking, security and fraud detection and are expected to be awarded in a week, Paytm co-founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma was quoted as saying by The Economic Times.One97 Communications Ltd, which owns Paytm, is planning to open a physical payments bank in August 2016.”Internally, we were changing the launch date with the intention that by June (2016) we should pull it off, but July will also get covered because there is so much technology implementation happening,” Sharma told ET.Infosys, Oracle and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are in the race to offer core-banking services solutions for payments while Wipro and TCS have bid to sell their system-integration solutions, Sharma said.Shinjini Kumar, former central banker and PwC executive, will head the company’s payments bank as its CEO, according to an earlier ET report.Former Airtel executive Saurabh Sharma will head the merchant and agent acquisition business while ex-Amazon India executive Vikas Purohit will lead Paytm’s banking operations, ET reported.Demand deposits from small businesses and individuals up to Rs 1 lakh maximum will be accepted by payments banks. However, NRIs cannot conduct business with such banks. [1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

first_img Share _____Copyright 2017 AccuWeather The tropical wave that was once tropical storm Harvey will push inland across the Yucatan Peninsula today, inundating the region with tropical moisture which will fuel heavy rainfall.Forecasters now say what could be Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey could make landfall somewhere from the Texas-Mexico border to central Texas coast sometime Friday. According to Weather Underground, “the current conditions should allow Harvey to regenerate into at least a tropical storm before it makes landfall on Friday, and it may be able to reach hurricane strength.” All of the models considered for Harvey’s landfall show that it will happen between the Mexico/Texas border and the central coast of Texas on Friday, weather experts add.  Regardless of development, coastal Texas can expect heavy rains in excess of five inches late this week.Meanwhile, the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is monitoring the redevelopment of the tropical storm iand its potential impact on Texas coast.Heavy rainfall will also continue to impact parts of Belize and Guatemala. Rainfall totals will average between 2 and 4 inches and some locations could pick up greater than 6 inches.This will lead to mudslides and flash flooding in any higher terrain. Additionally, there can be gusty winds with the storm and can cause sporadic power outages.Tropical Rainstorm Harvey will reemerge into the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning into an environment of lower vertical wind shear, very warm sea surface temperatures and deep moist unstable air.Given these favorable conditions the low pressure area should intensify back into a tropical storm sometime Wednesday or Thursday.While the future movement of this system remains uncertain, most global computer forecasts are projecting the system to track northwest towards the northeast coast of Mexico.If the system does track in this manner, it could make landfall over northeast Mexico or perhaps deep South Texas on Friday.Residents and interests over eastern mainland Mexico and over South Texas should pay close attention to the future redevelopment and movement of this potentially high-impact storm system.Elsewhere in the Atlantic, we are monitoring a tropical wave over the eastern Bahamas. There remains a potential for this system to become better organized over the next few days.Very heavy rainfall and localized flooding can be expected across the Bahamas and Florida today through Thursday as the system slowly makes a turn to the north as a trough picks it up and sends it out to sea later this week.The last tropical wave is located east-northeast of the Leeward Islands. This system is unlikely to develop as it struggles with strong wind shear.last_img read more

first_img Thursday, the Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. released it May 2017 mortgage performance statistics, which are derived from its loan-level database that represents the national mortgage market majority. Black Knight found that prepayments, which normally are a good indicator of refinance activity, jumped 23 percent month-over-month—the highest point so far in 2017. This is likely due to softening interest rates. These levels are still more than 18 percent below where they were this time last year.Delinquencies fell 7.13 percent month-over-month, which is a reversal of its performance in April when they rose 13 percent, the largest increase since November 2008. It’s typical to see a partial reversal in calendar-driven increases. Loans either seriously delinquent (90 or more days past due) or in active foreclosure both hit 10-year lows in May and is continuing to improve. Only 421,000 loans are in active foreclosure, a decrease of 12,000 since April and 153,000 since 2016.The top five states by non-current percentage were Mississippi at 10.66 percent, Louisiana at 8.68 percent, Alabama at 7.13 percent, West Virginia at 6.83 percent, and Maine at 6.60 percent. In the bottom five states for past due mortgage payments, Oregon came in at 2.70 percent, Idaho at 2.69 percent, Minnesota at 2.51 percent, North Dakota at 2.26 percent, and Colorado at 2.12 percent. Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama kept their same ranking in the top 5 states by 90+ days delinquent at 3.10 percent, 2.56 percent, and 2.13 percent respectively.Foreclosure starts saw a slight increase in May, with 55,800 loans referred to foreclosure, which is a 5.7 percent increase over April. This is the second lowest number of monthly starts since 2005.A more in-depth look at mortgage performance, including an analysis of data supplemented by detailed charts and graphs that reflect point-in-time observations will be released by July 10, 2017. It will be available here. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Mortgage Performance 2017-06-22 Brianna Gilpin June 22, 2017 630 Views center_img Share 5 of the Best and Worst Mortgage Paying Stateslast_img read more

first_img Days on Market Existing-Home Sales Home Sales homes HOUSING Housing Inventory Inventory Median Price NAR 2018-05-24 Radhika Ojha Share Deep Diving into Existing Home Sales in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img May 24, 2018 555 Views The sale of existing homes declined 2.5 percent in April after seeing a brief upward movement in the previous two months according to the latest existing-home sales data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Thursday. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, decreased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million in April, down from 5.6 million in March, the report indicated. On a year-over-year basis, home sales fell for two straight months and were 1.4 percent below a year ago in April according to NAR. Additionally, this slump in sales was felt across all the four U.S. regions covered by NAR, thanks to the “staggeringly low inventory levels,” according to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, NAR.“The root cause of the underperforming sales activity in much of the country so far this year continues to be the utter lack of available listings on the market to meet the strong demand for buying a home,” he said.The report noted that though total housing inventory at the end of April increased 9.8 percent to 1.80 million homes available for sale, it was still 6.3 percent lower than the level of 1.92 million recorded a year ago and had fallen for 35 consecutive months. Unsold inventory was at a four-month supply at the current pace of sales, compared to 4.2 months a year ago during the same period.“What is available for sale is going under contract at a rapid pace,” Yun said. “Since NAR began tracking this data in May 2011, the median days a listing was on the market was at an all-time low in April, and the share of homes sold in less than a month was at an all-time high.”While the median price for existing homes this April rose 5.3 percent to $257,900 from $245,000 in April 2017, the report indicated that properties stayed on the market for an average of 26 days in April. This was lower than 30 days recorded in February this year and 29 days during the same period a year ago. The report said that 57 percent of homes sold in April were on the market for less than a month.“With mortgage rates and home prices continuing to climb, an increase in housing supply is absolutely crucial to keeping affordability conditions from further deterioration,” Yun said. “The current pace of price appreciation far above incomes is not sustainable in the long run.”last_img read more

first_imgEmployers association OEV, said on Wednesday it accepted the labour minister’s proposal regulating the cost of living allowance (Cola) but expressed reservations over some of its provisions.The minister proposed Cola payments, frozen following the bailout, to restart in January 2018. Cola will be added to the salary once a year, provided that the economy showed growth in the second and third quarters of the previous year.The allowance will represent 50 per cent of the annual rise in the consumer price index, and it would be incorporated into basic salaries.Salaries will not be reduced in the event of deflation and if conditions for its payment were not met it will be frozen and resume later from that point.The deal, which was accepted by all parties, is for three years, pending a new agreement on the subject.In a letter to Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou, OEV said it accepted the “take-it-or-leave-it” proposal though it sought to stress that as a matter of principle it could not accept certain provisions: no reduction when there is deflation, and incorporating the allowance on the salaries in effect at the end of this year.That, it said, would mean paying 65 per cent of any future allowance instead of 50 per cent, which was the target.The proposal provides that any Cola paid to workers before the end of the year, will be incorporated on their salaries and Cola paid from January 1, 2018, will be calculated on that amount.Sek trade union described the minister’s proposal as balanced and consensual.“It secures workers to a great extent, contributing to the preservation of labour peace,” the union said. “The Cola institution is preserved … as is the prospect of further regulation on the basis of the wider philosophy that governs the institution.”You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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