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first_imgThe issue of providing a permanent resident certificate (PRC) to six communities that do not enjoy Scheduled Tribe status is hotting up in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh.At least 18 student and civil society organisations in the State have come together for a 48-hour shutdown from Thursday to protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s alleged move to grant PRC to the six communities classified as non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe or non-APST.These six communities – Adivasi, Deori, Gorkha, Mishing, Moran, and Sonowal Kachari – inhabit Namsai and Changlang districts of the State. Some of these communities are ST in Assam.Appeal to CMOn Tuesday, these organisations had asked Chief Minister Pema Khandu to withdraw the government’s move to grant the PRC that they said would go a long way in robbing the rights of the indigenous communities of the State.During a public rally at Vijaynagar in Changlang district on December 14 last year, Mr Khandu had said that his government was looking into the possibility of granting PRC to the non-APST groups. At the same time, he said the interest of the indigenous communities would not be compromised with.In another public rally, Deputy Prime Minister Chowna Mein had also said the PRC would be the government’s New Year gift for the six communities. The government later clarified that there was no such move but local NGOs have not been convinced, particularly after a joint high-power committee submitted a report on the issue a few days ago.Motive doubtful “The recommendations in the report, whose motive is doubtful, need to be scrapped,” the NGOs said in a joint statement. These organisations include the Arunachal Law Students’ Union, All Papum Pare District Students’ Union, All Nyishi Students Union, United Arunachal Indigenous People’s Forum, All Tagin Students’ Union, and Arunachal Anti-Corruption Union.last_img read more

first_imgVirgil van Dijk says Liverpool will be “trying to win everything” this season as he warned his team-mates “anyone who doesn’t believe better stay at home.”The Reds extended their flawless start to the new campaign with victory over Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League group game on Tuesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s side have now won their first six games in all competitions, the first time they have managed that since 1990. Klopp’s message so far has been consistent, challenging his team to retain focus and meet obstacles head-on. Complacency, he has warned, will not be accepted. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! That theme has been taken up by his players, with Van Dijk speaking after the PSG game about the hunger and desire which burns within the Reds squad.“If you are going to be on the pitch and you don’t believe it then you’d better stay home!” the Dutchman said. “You need to have belief, you need to have belief in everyone in your team and I have all the belief that’s there in this team.”I’m enjoying every single bit of it. If you look at the team we have, if you look at the whole squad, players who are not even in the squad who have so much potential and so much quality, it says a lot about our team.“Obviously in the end it is about hard work, making sure everyone is there for each other and I think it started for us in the pre-season. Hopefully we can keep on going. We’ve had a good start. There will be a day when we have downs as well, but then it is how we react – and I am not worried about anything.”Liverpool’s start to the season has underlined the progress made under Klopp during the past two seasons, but having finished fourth in each of the last two campaigns it would require significant improvement for them to end their long wait for a league title. They finished 25 points behind champions Manchester City last time, after all.Despite this, Van Dijk is happy to set the bar high in terms of their ambitions.Virgil van Dijk Liverpool v PSG“Everyone is excited, everyone is feeling good, everyone wanted to be part of this,” he said. “We know the season is very long, we have four competitions to play in, but you know – we want to win everything, that is basically our mindset. Otherwise, you’d better stop.“You need to have ambitions, and with the size of this club, with the people around here and the history of the club, we want to try and win everything. It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be something very difficult to do, but you know we are going to just try it. That is the only way forward.”We want to compete for every competition like we did last year, and we wanted to start well this time. We’ve had a good start to the season, nothing has been won yet, we need to show it every week, every three days now.“We have to be ready. But you know it’s a great time to be a Liverpool player, you want to play these games, you want to play these clubs we are going to face. You want to play at the highest level, you know, so enjoy it.”Van Dijk’s next task is to face his former club, Southampton. His transition following his £75 million ($98.5m) switch to Anfield in January has been seamless, the 27-year-old immediately establishing himself as a key player for his new club.Now, his aim is simple; trophies.Virgil van Dijk Liverpool v PSG“I have enjoyed every bit of it since I have arrived here,” he said. “And I hope we keep it going.”I want to win things, I want to create memories here and write history as well with all these boys. The season is just started, we have started well. We don’t need to take anything for granted, we have to keep working hard and stay humble.”We were not in the [Champions League] final last year for no reason, I think we should already get that respect for what we did. But obviously this season is new, everyone starts over, every game.“It started here [against PSG], but then the weekend again with Southampton, the [Carabao] cup against Chelsea, we need to keep going, keep improving, but also enjoy it – you know it’s the highest stage and you want to play these games as a player.”We can’t get ahead of ourselves, we have to stay both feet on the ground and keep working hard and be humble because look, Saturday a very tough game at Southampton, then midweek Chelsea, then Chelsea again, then Man City, then I have Germany and Belgium with Holland.”So, keep on going, every week is a new preparation, every three days now. It is the only way forward.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

first_imgMichigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan officially becomes a Nike school next month. The Wolverines, previously with adidas, signed a $173 million deal with The Swoosh earlier this year than runs through 2027. The contract begins on Aug. 1. As part of the deal, Michigan’s football program will be wearing the Jordan logo. All of the Wolverines’ gear – jerseys, pants, sideline apparel, etc. – will have the Jumpman logo. Today, we got a sneak peek at some of Michigan’s new gear, including a color, “Amarillo,” that Nike specially developed for the Wolverines. Michigan will be the only college program to wear this shade of yellow. Here’s a look, from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Nike will go back to the more traditional yellow for Michigan. Here’s a comparison of adidas yellow vs Nike pic.twitter.com/KTQHQPXKMp— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 20, 2016MLive.com’s Nick Baumgardner says that the “Amarillo” sweatshirt with the Jumpman logo on one shoulder and the Block M on the other will be Jim Harbaugh’s official sideline shirt. This (but in blue and w/ a thin M) is Jim Harbaugh’s new coaching shirt. He designed it. pic.twitter.com/8ID6UFE44K— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) July 20, 2016You can view more details of Michigan’s new gear here.last_img read more

Rabat – It is amid a public confusion that Islamic finance has made its first steps into the Moroccan banking system. The novelty of the young participative market in Morocco and the structural ambiguity of its interbank circuit have often led experts and clients alike to believe that participatory financing would be more expensive than conventional bank loans.In its latest number, the economic newspaper La Vie Eco tested these assumptions on the ground, after the launching of participatory banks.Participatory banks are appearing everywhere out of nowhere, like overnight grown mushrooms. It’s difficult to stroll down the streets without noticing the big billboards promising “halal” loans, or the shiny banking agencies adorned with Arabic calligraphy offering a Sharia-compliant experience. Presenting almost identical “everyday banking” products, the competition between the participatory subsidiaries of some Moroccan banking giants is fierce. In this segment, these products’ costs are rather similar to those offered by conventional banks, even with some competitive advantages for participatory banks. They offer according to La Vie Eco no account maintenance fees for some services and complete deletion of value dates in others.However, when it comes to real estate financing, the economic newspaper observed a blatant difference in “land” conditions.The Mourabaha real estate loan aims to facilitates the customer acquisition of the desired property without going through an interest loan. The participatory bank is responsible for the purchase of the asset, acting as an intermediary between the buyer and the seller, and then selling the asset back to the customer by specifying a profit margin, which it can not negotiate after the contract has been established. This lump-sum margin covers the risk assumed by the bank acting as an intermediary.While participatory banks have mostly been anticipated for their financing offers, especially for real estate, the Mourabaha, adapted to this type of financing, seems to be more expensive than the classic credit, according to La Vie Eco. The latter explains that for a loan of MAD 761,500 over 20 years, the interest rate would be 3.3 percent more expensive than a traditional real estate credit.To obtain this result, the weekly newspaper compared the two formulas for a property worth MAD 1,568,000 with a personal contribution of MAD 806,500 over a period of 20 years. The monthly payment is estimated at MAD 5,599 with a Mourabaha credit, compared to MAD 5,414 for a classical one.The newspaper also pointed out the MAD 1,500 costs for transferring ownership as part of the Mourabaha credit. In the end, the overall cost of the operation settled at MAD 1,345,260, compared with MAD 1,299,292 as part of the conventional financing.This simulation was carried out excluding insurance costs and with an interest rate of 5.3 percent in the conventional bank credit. read more

Walmart buys ad tech startup

NEW YORK — Walmart says it’s buying San Francisco-based ad tech startup Polymorph Labs as it looks to better compete with online rival juggernaut Amazon in targeting shoppers online.The world’s largest retailer has been quietly building its own ad business though that area is still much smaller than Amazon’s.Walmart Inc. said Thursday Polymorph’s technology will make advertising with the discounter easier for thousands of brands while delivering more relevant digital ads to consumers faster.Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.Polymorph’s technology platform, which includes a high-speed ad server, will enable Walmart advertisers to quickly select audience segments based on shopping behaviour. For example, brands that advertise could quickly identify cat food buyers versus dog food buyers, and then measure whether their ads influenced a sale.Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge is chastising attorneys over secrecy related to a dispute between chemical manufacturer Chemours and DuPont Co., which spun off the company in 2015.Chemours attorneys filed a sealed complaint May 13 with a cover sheet stating only that it sought relief involving “a spin-off transaction.”Chemours failed to file a redacted complaint within three days, as court rules require. The redacted version that was filed late is almost entirely blacked out.A Chemours attorney said Thursday that the secrecy was requested by DuPont. DuPont attorneys say the filing of the lawsuit violates a separation agreement requirement that any dispute between the companies be resolved through arbitration.The judge said the complaint should be unsealed, but he deferred the immediate unsealing to give attorneys a chance to appeal.Randall Chase, The Associated Press read more

OTTAWA — A Conservative plan to allow Canadians to use income splitting as a tax-saving measure will be just one more example of the federal government financing its policies partly through provincial coffers, a new study says.[np_storybar title=”Income splitting would cost taxpayers $3B a year and benefit only 10% of households: study” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/06/10/income-splitting-would-cost-taxpayers-3-billion-a-year-and-benefit-only-10-of-households-most-of-them-in-alberta-study-finds/”%5DThe Harper government’s income splitting plan is more expensive than previously believed, helps even fewer Canadians than earlier thought and would benefit Conservative strongholds such as Alberta and Saskatchewan more than other provinces, according to a study by the Broadbent Institute. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]The Mowat Centre report says if the federal government goes ahead with its plan to introduce income splitting, the provinces would have no choice but to follow suit thanks to existing tax agreements.And that would cost provincial coffers around $1.7 billion a year at a time when everyone is strapped for cash.“The federal government has walked out of the bar and the bill is sitting on the table and the provinces are going to have to pick it up,” report author Sunil Johal said in an interview.It’s far from the first time the provinces have been impacted financially by new federal measures.[Ottawa] has walked out of the bar and the bill is sitting on the tableEarlier this year, the provinces won a hard-fought battle over the controversial Canada Job Grant program, fearing Ottawa would claw back federal job-training dollars even as it forced provincial governments to foot their share of the bill.They’ve also been vocal of late in expressing frustration at the billions of dollars they expected to have to pay as a result of Conservative criminal justice reforms.The Tories promised to allow income splitting during the 2011 campaign, saying it would take effect in 2015 as long as there was a balanced budget, which is now expected.The toxic duo of taxes and inflation on high-net worth CanadiansKenney says Ottawa to proceed with income splitting, despite report saying it may worsen income inequalityThe plan would allow spouses with children under 18 to divvy up their incomes to a maximum of $50,000 in order to reduce their overall tax bill.The government estimates 1.8 million families could save an average of $1,300 a year.But critics, including the late former finance minister Jim Flaherty, have suggested the policy is a flawed one.The Mowat Centre, based at the University of Toronto, bills itself as a non-partisan think-tank. But multiple studies from across the political spectrum have found that in some provinces, existing tax structures mean no families will benefit. In others, some in high-income brackets would see only minimal financial savings.Despite the criticism, however, the federal government has insisted it will press ahead with the measure.The provinces would likely be on the hook because of the tax collection agreements all of them save Quebec have signed with the federal government over the last 50 years, the report said.The deals mean there is only one tax collector for the various federal and provincial levies, which saves everyone money. But as a result, the affected provinces all use the same definition of taxable income.That means if the federal government changes the definition, the provinces will have to go along.The tax agreements are a key part of the economic union in Canada, Johal said.“But at a certain point, if things like this keep happening and the cumulative impact of these decisions reaches a certain dollar value, the provinces are going to have to make an assessment: ’Is it really worth it to us to stay in these agreements if the federal government is going to continually make unilateral decisions?”’But amendments to the agreements or an offer by the federal government to compensate the provinces for lost tax revenues are options that could be explored before the provinces just walk away, he added.For example, Ontario’s agreement with Ottawa on the collection of the harmonized sales tax protects the province from any decision that would result in a 1% revenue decrease. If the province doesn’t agree with the decision in writing, the federal government has to pay up. read more

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) has told the provincial government it will no longer investigate and enforce animal cruelty laws.The agency says it will not sign a new contract after its current agreement expires at the end of March.OSPCA CEO Kate MacDonald told The Canadian Press the current model is no longer working.“Enforcement is the responsibility of government, one that we can confidently support by offering animal protection services to enforcement agencies. Being an outside agency, we have been woefully under-resourced to provide legislation enforcement,” said MacDonald in a news release. “We have struggled to meet the need and have struggled with both Officer safety and, at times, conflicts with our charitable mission. It is simply not in the interests of animals or this charity to continue along the same path.”The OSPCA says it will shift into a support role in animal cruelty investigations, providing animal shelter, forensic evidence collection and veterinary services.The group says it will draft its recommendations for a new Ontario Animal Protection Act that will provide the maximum protection of animals.The agency has enforced animal cruelty laws in Ontario for the past 100 years. read more

With Liberia seen as making great strides in emerging from its horrific civil war but still needing support in maintaining stability, the Security Council today decreased the military deployment of the United Nations mission there (UNMIL), at the same time increasing the mission’s police presence by the same amount. In a resolution adopted unanimously, the 15-member body increased the size of UNMIL’s civilian police component, and decreased the military component, by 125 personnel from current authorized levels. In his latest report on Liberia, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that the country has made “very encouraging” progress since the Government of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf assumed office in January,” highlighting in particular the resettlement of all internally displaced persons, and he recommended continued reductions in the military component of UNMIL. At the same time, he warned that the security situation remains fragile, citing the threat of unrest among several disaffected groups, including disgruntled demobilized personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia and deactivated members of the Special Security Service and Liberian National Police. He recommended increasing the police component not only to respond to such threats, but also to provide an opportunity for the Liberian Police Support Unit to gain further practical experience “to eventually take over those responsibilities from UNMIL.” read more

Brock nursing lab expandsThe Department of Nursing unveiled a new clinical lab, allowing nursing students to experience real-life healthcare work on campus: St. Catharines StandardBrock University: A preferred place to work and studyBrock University was named a Top Hamilton-Niagara Employer for 2017: iHeartRadio, Hamilton Community NewsBrock students team with NY photographerSt. Catharines Standard discusses how Visual Arts students are learning 17th century photography techniques with the Camera Obscura project in partnership with NYC photographer Liz Sales.Caring for the animals who work for usLabour Studies professor Kendra Coulter pens an op-ed in the The Globe and Mail this week about how citizens play a crucial role in caring for service animals.The aftermath of the U.S. electionExperts at the University examine how the Trump Presidency will impact U.S. and Canadian citizens in The Globe and Mail, St. Catharines Standard and Eurasia Review. read more

Friday’s France-Switzerland tilt represents a battle for first place in Group E, as both teams are tied with three points after winning their first matches. But though the winner will be in the driver’s seat for advancement, the stakes aren’t especially high for the loser either.Italy vs. Costa Rica: 12 p.m. EDTFrance vs. Switzerland: 3 p.m. EDTEcuador vs. Honduras: 6 p.m. EDTIn briefIN DEPTHAs things stand, France has a 91.8 percent chance of getting into the knockout stage of the tournament, and the Swiss check in at 80.9 percent. Ecuador and Honduras — who make up the rest of Group E and also face off Friday — lag far behind, at 20.3 and 7.1 percent, respectively.Honduras has a bleak outlook, mainly because they are the second-worst team in the World Cup field, according to ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI). But Ecuador, according to SPI, is essentially Switzerland’s equal; the only difference in its advancement probabilities stems from Switzerland’s thrilling added-time victory over Ecuador on Sunday. For Ecuador, it was the one that got away; without that win, the model projects Ecuador to amass only 2.8 points within the group — they’re likely to beat Honduras but will be clear underdogs against France.Meanwhile, if Switzerland loses to France on Friday, the Swiss would still project to finish second in the group, because the meek Honduran squad is their only remaining hurdle. In fact, if the Swiss lose to France, Ecuador beats Honduras, and Switzerland only earns a draw against Honduras (an unlikely outcome), the Swiss would still be expected to advance over Ecuador by a slim margin — unless Ecuador beats France (or draws and posts a better goal differential than Switzerland). In other words, there are a lot of ways the Swiss can get out of Group E that don’t depend on them picking up points against France.The situation playing out in Group D, where Italy will face Costa Rica at noon Friday, is superficially similar. Like France and Switzerland, Costa Rica and Italy won their first matches of the tournament. Neither team’s odds of advancement are quite as high as its counterparts in Group E, though, mainly because there are no weak sides like Honduras to pick up easy points against. Costa Rica is the worst SPI team in the group, and it ranks 25th in the world.Whoever loses will have a fighting chance against Uruguay to qualify for the knockout round in the group’s second position. But that’s nowhere near as favorable a spot as the France-Switzerland loser will be sitting in after the day’s action ends.YesterdayLuis Suarez and Wayne Rooney prompted many questions before Thursday’s Group D showdown between Uruguay and England. Would Suarez, who missed Uruguay’s loss to Costa Rica in its World Cup opener because of knee surgery, be match-fit for 90 minutes in a must-win game? Could Rooney, whose performance against Italy brought his place in England’s lineup into question, break his career World Cup scoring drought?Those questions were answered in Sao Paulo.Suarez hadn’t played since May 11, but there was no evidence of rust. Of his four shots, two were on target — both goals. The latter goal, breaking a tie in the 85th minute, virtually ensured England’s second-consecutive loss in the tournament’s group stage, something England hadn’t experienced since 1950.Uruguay beat a European team at the World Cup for the first time in 16 matches since 1970, but don’t blame Rooney. He got off four shots, including two on goal and another that hit the post. Rooney found his World Cup breakthrough with a 75th-minute equalizer. The goal took him 10 World Cup matches — 758 minutes of play.England’s 78.1 pass completion percentage ranked in the bottom 35 percent of all teams in this World Cup, but it was easily the best in this game. Uruguay posted the worst completion percentage by a winning team in a World Cup win since at least the 1966 tournament (the start of ESPN Stats & Info’s data set). Uruguay’s 59.2 pass completion percentage against England was the only team performance in a game below 65 percent at this tournament.Other attacking and possession statistics favored England, including second-half touches in the attacking third (89 to Uruguay’s 57). The biggest stats, however, belonged to Suarez: two shots on target, two goals, 2-1 to Uruguay. — ESPN Stats & Info GroupOFF THE PITCHAs neighbors, France and Switzerland have a lot more in common than a World Cup match. Given their proximity, it makes sense that there would be population overlap. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development data from 2009 shows that Switzerland has provided over twice the amount of nationals living in France than the other way around; there were 90,551 Swiss nationals living in France and 42,862 French nationals living in Switzerland. But given the population of each country, the French living in Switzerland make up five times the share of Swiss who made the opposite trek.There is one caveat to that data: Things have gotten icy between the two countries since it was compiled. In December 2012, France’s president, François Hollande, announced that wealthy French residents of Switzerland would have to pay French taxes and Swiss taxes, which one Swiss politician called a “declaration of war.” It’s unclear how this spat has affected migration between the countries, but it’s safe to say that the two nations are no longer as chummy as they once were. — Hayley MunguiaFURTHER READINGWe’re Telling England There’s a Chance!Defending World Cup Champions Keep Flaming OutCORRECTION (June 20, 10:05 a.m.): A previous version of the chart in this article showed the incorrect proportion of France’s projected 53 percent win. read more

Slavko Goluža sacked by Siscia

← Previous Story Anja Andersen: “Oltchim will play handball like Barcelona football” Next Story → Pick Szeged became a part of Bonafarm Group After bad results with national team of Croatia at the WC 2011, where they took fifth place, coach of NT, Slavko Goluža (40), lost two games with his club, Siscia from Sisak and definitely lost chances to win second place at the end of Croatian championship. Because of that Management of the club decided to sacked him, but officialy in form of mutual agreement. Media from Croatia, however, find the truth. Siscia SisakSlavko Goluza read more

first_imgSURVIVORS FROM THE Bethany Home in Dublin have described their “mixed feelings” following a meeting with Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch.The individuals are calling for redress, an apology from the State for how they were treated in the home, and a monument to be built in memory of 219 children who were buried in unmarked graves.The home closed in 1972.Right directionPatrick Anderson McQuoid, whose mother was sent to the home while pregnant with him, described the meeting as a “step in the right direction, put it that way. But no more than that”.Fellow survivor Derek Leinster said that he had “mixed feelings” about it. “I thought we were past the point of having to listen,” he said, explaining that Minister Shatter and Junior Minister Lynch both indicated the meeting was about listening to the survivors.Leinster said “there is overwhelming evidence to prove that our case is indefensible”, meaning that the 18 survivors from the home who are fighting for redress do qualify for it.The home did not qualify under the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002, which is disputed by the survivors. They say they have evidence of the State’s role – such as money from the State being used by the Bethany Home to pay nurse mothers who took in children born at the home.Leinster said that the meeting “got a very hap-hazardous start” as Minister Shatter informed them that they had just 30 minutes due to time constraints. “It would have been better if the meeting had been cancelled and we had another date,” admitted Leinster.However, he continued:But to be fair about it, in fairness to them we have to say we are very grateful we had the opportunity to meet them, but we were very unhappy that we had such a hap-hazardous type of meeting . But we do understand the difficulties they find themselves in in trying to run the State and the difficulties they encountered. But that didn’t make our case any the easier.Four people spoke during the meeting: their solicitor James McGill, Niall Meehan, Patrick McQuoid and Derek Leinster.“This is such a complicated case. You needed hours rather than half hours to get any depth or measure on it,” said Leinster, who added the Ministers requested more information from them.The survivors have received support from councillors in Cork, who recommended that the Government provide a full apology to the surviving women and men of Bethany Home.Unmarked gravesIn 2010, Niall Meehan, who works as a spokesperson for the Bethany Survivors Group, discovered the unmarked graves of 219 children who had been in the home. The group is calling for a monument to be erected in memory of these children.Bethany Home was an evangelical Protestant-run home, leading to the survivors believing that part of the reason they were not included for redress was their religion.The home was for unmarried or so-called ‘fallen’ women at the time who were pregnant and sent there to give birth. Female criminals, ex-criminals and prostitutes also spent time there.The survivors say they experienced physical abuse and neglect at the home, which has led to long-term health issues. They say that they were often placed in unsuitable homes, just because the adoptive parents were Protestant.TheJournal.ie will carry an in-depth interview with Derek Leinster and Patrick McQuoid about Bethany Home this weekend.Read: “We hope he does the right thing”: Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter>Read: Bethany Home survivors to meet Shatter for redress and apology>Read: Bethany Home survivors: “They will have to realise we are not going away”>last_img read more

first_imgWhat do you get when an all-in-one PC mates with a tablet? You get an oversized AIO tablet PC, like today’s deal the Dell XPS 18. This is literally a tablet and AIO PC hybrid, built around an 18.4-inch 1080p touch slate powered by third-gen Intel processors and running Windows 8.The battery lasts for around five hours unplugged, and it has all the goodies to keep you connected on the go like Wireless-N, Bluetooth, media card reader, USB 3.0, and more. It has built-in kick stands to prop it up and weighs just five pounds.When you do want to settle down and plug in, Dell thoughtfully bundled in a wireless keyboard and mouse. You can also grab an optional stand that is adjustable and powered, giving you a truly seamless desktop experience. In a surprising move, you also get a no-cost on-site warranty with accidental damage coverage. One thing is clear: Dell definitely expects you to take this neat little beast on the road. Right now you can grab a rare coupon for $50 off the base model or $100 off any upgraded models.In other deal news, Lenovo is taking a hefty chunk off their 7-inch A3000 Android tablet. The tablet features a quad-core processor, dual cameras, 16GB of storage with microSD slot, and more for just $179. You can also grab a 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for just $39.99 with free shipping, and the new Super Slim PS3 500GB bundle with Assassin’s Creed 3 for $229.99. Scroll down to grab these deals.Dell XPS 18 1080p Touchscreen dual-core all-in-one mobile desktop for $849.99 plus free shipping (reg. $899.99) Our other top deals:Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 16GB 7-inch Android 4.2 quad-core tablet for $179 plus free shipping (reg. $229 | use coupon IDEASFORSCHOOL)Imation Pocket Pro 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $39.99 plus free shipping (reg. $99.99)Super Slim 500GB PlayStation 3 with Assassin’s Creed 3 bundle for $229.99 plus free shipping (reg. $299.99)last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Miracle triplets Chrisovalantis, Konstantinos and George Hajis are three of 44,100 Victorian prep students who will start their first day at school today.Yet for these special little boys, today is an extra special milestone. An emotional Anastasia Hajis recalls that five months into her pregnancy, doctors told her that her babies may not survive.Chrisovalantis and George were suffering twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, meaning that George was getting too much blood, whilst Chrisovalantis had too little, stunting his growth.The boys were operated on while in the womb in an Australian-first procedure and were born premature, but without complications.“From what I’ve gone through to now I’m so proud of them for what they’ve accomplished and I wouldn’t change it for the world,” Anastasia says.“It’s mixed emotions today. I’m sad because I’ve had them for five years but for them to reach this milestone, I’m happy as I nearly lost them at 19 weeks.”Today the boys are as full of beans as you’d expect five year old boys to be, even Chrisovalantis, who is suffering from cerebral palsy.Chrisovalantis can’t run or jump, although still persists to jump on his family trampoline, showing off his “on the ground somersault” and grinning about how he is excited to be starting school.Although Ms Hajis says she is worried that his condition will affect him during his first year at Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School.“I don’t know what his mobility will be with writing and this will push him back until he has his operation in a couple of years,” she says.“But he’s a little boy that is ambitious and never gives up. Thank God for his brothers who support him and encourage him to keep trying.”last_img read more

first_imgThe National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Washington is hosting art exhibits in Clark, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties with the theme of hope this month, which is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.“The artwork represents the hope we all need in life,” a local NAMI press release reads.The exhibit features artists of all ages and experiences, and runs Sept. 5 to 30. The shows take place at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver (Columbia Room from Sept. 11 to 30); Three Creeks Library, 800 N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver (reception 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25); Cathlamet Public Library, 100 Main St., Cathlamet; Skamania Chamber of Commerce,167 N.W. Second Ave., Stevenson.All artwork is donated and will be sold at the Lift Up Life Art Silent Auction, a First Friday event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Cellar 55, 1812 Washington St., Vancouver.For the second straight year, NAMI will also have Life Rock to build suicide awareness. Volunteers have painted 1,000 rocks and, beginning Sept. 1, you can spot the rocks, which will be placed throughout Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties. The rocks are artistic and carry messages of hope, love and acceptance.If you find a rock, you can visit namiswwa.org to tell your rock story so NAMI can share it. You can keep the rock, move it or gift it.last_img read more

first_imgBiographer Manuel Pereira believes Jose Mourinho’s time at the top of the football world isn’t over as he is yet to conquer the German and French leaguesThe Portuguese coach has enjoyed an incredible 18-year managerial career in top-flight club football following spells with Benfica, União de Leiria, FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United.In that time, Mourinho has won league titles and domestic cups across four different countries along with two Champions Leagues and the Europa League.While the four-time World Best Club Coach’s career has hit a low point recently, in light of his sacking from United last month, Pereira insists Mourinho is far from finished.“He is a very ambitious person and will not disappear into the sunset,” Pereira told Goal.“He still has a long life as a coach before him with many challenges that excite him. He has only trained in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain so far.“For example, he still lacks the Bundesliga. If Karl-Heinz Rummenigge calls him tomorrow and offers him to train Bayern, Mourinho would agree for sure.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Also PSG would certainly be a delightful task for him.”Another possibility for Mourinho is taking charge of the Portugal national team, which would be less stressful.Although Pereria believes a lot can happen between now and this summer at Real Madrid, who he believes Mourinho could still rejoin.“In case he does not find a club in the summer, I can imagine that he will take over the Portuguese national team,” Pereria said. “That would mean less stress for him.“He could thereby devote himself more to his private life, which has suffered a lot in Manchester.“He did not have a real home there, but spent most nights in the hotel or flew to London to be with his family.“But a lot can happen by summer. Especially at Real Madrid.”last_img read more

first_img Elections will not hamper Defense Force HMBS Flamingo Memorial Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 12, 2017 – Nassau – Leader of the DNA, Branville McCartney, says the election date cannot continue to be held by one man! In a statement issued by the party leader, McCartney says this does not represent a true democratic state, as the power remains “in the hands of the Prime Minister, who can choose to call it at a time pleasing to him or his party, without regard for the current state of the country.”McCartney expressed concerns over the date clashing with National Assessment Examinations and the disruptions students will face to facilitate the polls.  The DNA Leader echoed sentiments over May 10th polls clashing will the HMBS Flamingo Tragedy. He says it’s “a reminder that this Bahamaland is a place to be protected and defended, and its citizens deserve the opportunity to observe this event without distraction”.McCartney reminded the public of the Carnival date changes to accommodate the polls, but was later forced to be reinstated following public outcry.  He says under his party, calls continue to be made for fixed election dates as it will remove the element of surprise and allow for proper planning and execution of the electoral process.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElection#May10thisdayinhistory#electiondateheldbyoneman Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElection, #electiondateheldbyoneman, #magneticmedianews, #May10thisdayinhistory DNA on Election Date The significance of this year’s election date – May 10th Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_imgWanaparthy: With the Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers are flowing above the danger mark, the farmers, fishermen and the daily wage labourers who have lost all their belongings to the floods are now appealing the government for help. Though the local district administration has come to their rescued from the flash floods, they are all completely devastated as they have nothing left but debts on their heads. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us As many as 15 families from Rampur village of Pebbair mandal have completely lost all their belongings washed away in the floods. They are just left with their cloths as they lost their houses, cattle, fishing lakes, poultry farms, citrus plantation, paddy, mulberry, mango, sapota and coconut plantations in the floods. Pouring their woes to Hans India, the poor farmers have land on lease and were making a lively hood in Rampur village of Pebbair mandal on the banks of Krishna River said, “We have lost everything, even the people who had given us loans are not asking for our welfare but asking to return the money they have lent us,” said Anjayaneilu, a farmer who lost his fishing pond to the recent floods. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Another farmer lost his 35 cattle in the floods and his paddy crop completely damaged. It is estimated that these poor farmers from Rampur village have lost their fishing ponds, plantation crops and agriculture crops of paddy over 35 acres of land causing a huge loss of more than 50 lakh. In view of the above the poor farmers are urging the government to extend them a helping hand and help them to come out of the debts, as they have lost everything washed away to the floods.last_img read more

first_img Share Listen The United Nations has just released a report on global warming and a local expert told Houston Matters Wednesday the Bayou City has become of the American metropolises leading the way with initiatives to better protect the environment.Gavin Dillingham is program director of Clean Energy Policy at Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and said what the report presents isn’t surprising but “hopefully it’s a wake-up call to a lot of people that may not have been paying as much attention to it or that still need maybe more information or data.”Dillingham noted that, a few years ago, the City of Houston “first looked at its internal operations and really tried to focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions there through just improving operations in buildings and fleet to waste management, etcetera.”“Now the City is looking to do that on a community wide basis through its Climate Action Plan,” the expert added.Dillingham also highlighted that one of the main goals of Houston’s Climate Action Plan is to meet the city’s greenhouse gas reduction goals as initially established in the Paris climate agreement, from which the Trump administration withdrew last year.For Dillingham, there are several American cities that are working towards meeting those goals and “the City of Houston has really taken a good leadership role” by trying to combine cost-effective measures that will better protect the environment but that will also promote the city’s economic vitality.The expert also underscored the fact the City of Houston has recently joined the 100 Resilient Cities Network, a $164 million global effort to build urban resilience around the world.At a regional level, the HARC expert explained his organization is working on helping a group of nine counties near the Texas Gulf Coast to prioritize efforts to combat climate change. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /05:09last_img read more