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December 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWidespread rain that lashed large parts of southern and western Odisha districts due to cyclone Phethai has spelt doom for the farmers.Rainwater entered fields where standing crops were yet to be harvested while harvested crops have also been damaged. During November and December, farmers harvest Kharif paddy crop. But the unseasonal rain has hit the prospects of a good harvest.Rain was reported from Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Kalahandi and Balangir districts.“We will not be able to cut paddy for next 15 days and it will be damaged in the field. Last year also, unseasonal rain had caused extensive damage,” said Darpan Pradhan, a farmer in Balangir district.In many market yards, crop in gunny bags was soaked due to incessant rain. Farmers apprehend that they would not get appropriate MSP for the paddy due to loss of quality in the rain.“We had issued instructions to all Mandis to protect crops by polythene cover. The government is keeping a close watch on the situation through emergency control rooms,” said Bishnupada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner.The State has received an average 8 mm rainfall while average 30 mm rainfall was recorded in 10 districts.In view of forecast for heavy rain, the government had made arrangements of temporary shelters in 174 places in Gajapati district.Meanwhile, a high level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the additional assistance from National Disaster Response Fund of ₹1023.59 crore to Odisha for damages to life and property caused by cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ in recent months.last_img read more

December 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgManipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday said all preparations have been made to give a rousing reception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will arrive here on Friday. “Mr. Modi will stay for about one hour before going to Tripura,” he said. The Chief Minister is personally supervising the preparations at Hafta Kangjeibung ground in the heart of Imphal where Mr. Modi is scheduled to address a public meeting.Mr. Singh said that the Prime Minister would inaugurate eight projects and lay foundation stones for four others. “Since some armed groups have called a boycott of the visit of the Prime Minister, we are leaving nothing to chance,” he added.He also appealed to the people to occupy their seats by 11 a.m. to witness the launching of several developmental projects.Among the important projects to be inaugurated by Mr. Modi are Integrated Check Post at Moreh and the Dolaithabi barrage.last_img read more

November 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES “It was fun, pretty fun,” Lowry said. “Especially because we got the win. If we lost, it would have been terrible.”Marco Belinelli scored 21 points for San Antonio, Davis Bertans had 16, and former Raptor Rudy Gay added 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Spurs have lost five of six.“I thought it was a great game, a real competitive game,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.The Raptors took a 101-100 lead on Lin’s jumper with 6:52 to go – part of a 9-0 run.San Antonio overcame a six-point deficit, reclaiming the lead on Bertans’ two free throws with 1:36 left – the first of four lead changes in the final 1:36. Bertans missed a potential go-ahead basket with less than 3 seconds left, and Lowry sealed victory by grabbing the rebound.Leonard made two free throws with less than a second to play before Belinelli missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the final buzzer.TIP-INSSpurs: DeRozan had eight assists. He had his first career triple-double when the Spurs routed the Raptors 125-107 in Texas on Jan. 3, finishing with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. … G Derrick White returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous five games because of a sore right heel. He scored seven points in 20 minutes. … C Jakob Poeltl, who was traded along with DeRozan, got a nice cheer when he entered the game late in the first.Raptors: Raptors coach Nick Nurse was ejected after picking up a pair of technical fouls for arguing a blocking call against Green in the third. … Leonard shot 2 for 12 in the first half and Toronto was 5 of 30 on 2-point attempts in the opening two quarters. … G Jodie Meeks dressed but did not play in his first game since signing a 10-day contract Wednesday. … Toronto is 17-6 against Western Conference opponents.SERGE-ING Paul George hits winner, scores 45 as Thunder beat Jazz in 2OT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ibaka has scored 10 or more in 21 straight games, matching a career-best streak. He also did it in 2014.EXCHANGE RATELowry said DeRozan picked up the tab when the two friends met for dinner Thursday night.“His American dollars are strong right now so we took advantage,” Lowry joked.UP NEXTSpurs: At New York on Sunday night.Raptors: Host Orlando on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) loses the the ball under pressure from Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) with about 15 seconds left in an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — A crucial turnover brought a sour end to DeMar DeRozan’s first game back in Toronto.Kawhi Leonard stole the ball from DeRozan to score the go-ahead dunk with 15 seconds left and the Raptors beat the San Antonio Spurs 120-117 on Friday night, spoiling the former Toronto star’s return to Canada.ADVERTISEMENT Lowry and DeRozan embraced near center court following the final whistle as the sellout crowd of 20,058 cheered its approval.Fans rose for a standing ovation when DeRozan and the Spurs jogged out for pregame warmups, and were on their feet again when San Antonio’s starters were introduced.The longest, loudest cheer came after a tribute video that ran during the first timeout. With the crowd roaring, DeRozan got up from the bench and walked onto the court, acknowledging the fans with several waves.“To come back here and get a reception like that is definitely humbling, beyond gratifying,” DeRozan said. “I appreciate it.”Pascal Siakam scored 22 points to help Toronto win its seventh straight game. Lowry and Danny Green each had 17, Serge Ibaka had 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin had 11 points in his second game with the Raptors.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “Tonight was like a playoff game,” Leonard said. “We had to grind it out all the way to the end.”Leonard scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, and combined with Kyle Lowry to strip DeRozan at midcourt before racing in alone for a one-handed slam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I knew they were going to be aggressive, trying to make a play on the ball and then foul,” DeRozan said. “I’ve just got to be more aware.”Traded to San Antonio in the offseason deal that sent Leonard to Toronto, DeRozan received a warm welcome but was denied a second victory over his former team. 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November 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLONDON — In a potential blow to Switzerland’s Davis Cup ambitions, Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals less than one hour before his title match against Novak Djokovic on Nov. 16, handing a third straight title at the year-end event to the top-ranked Serb.The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he hurt his back in the nearly three-hour semifinal win over Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka on Nov. 15 in which Federer saved four match points.“Unfortunately I’m not match fit,” the 33-year-old Swiss told the crowd at the O2 Arena. “I tried everything I could last night, also today: painkillers, treatment, rest, so forth, warm-up, until the very end. But I just can’t compete at this level with Novak. It would be too risky at my age to do this right now and I hope you understand.”Fans appeared to be supportive with applause for Federer when he spoke.The Swiss is set to play for Switzerland in the Davis Cup final against France, starting Nov. 21. If he recovers in time, Federer will be chasing the only major trophy still eluding him. France hosts the match in the northern city of Lille and has opted for clay, a slow surface that could further thwart Federer’s chances to perform well.“I don’t think he was calculating and trying to save his body for Davis Cup final,” said Djokovic. “This is probably the biggest match of the season next to the final of a Grand Slam. I spoke to him, it’s a question mark for the Davis Cup final as well.”It was only the third time in Federer’s career that he withdrew, each time due to a back injury, following walkovers in 2008 at the Paris Masters and in 2012 in Doha.Following back problems that ruined his 2013 season, Federer enjoyed a superb resurgence this season, losing to Djokovic in an epic Wimbledon final and adding five new titles to his collection.Federer, the most successful player at the ATP Finals with six wins, also made it to the semifinals at the Australian Open and the U.S. Open and won his 23rd Masters title in Shanghai last month.He remained on course for the year-end No. 1 spot until this week and had dropped just one set on the way to the final.“I think you have some recurrent things coming back from time to time,” the second-ranked Federer said. “It’s not that much of a surprise. I must say I’ve been feeling really good for over a year now, which has been not a surprise, but it’s been very nice. So this back spasm, whatever it might be, it’s just not a fun thing to have during the day. It’s just uncomfortable. But I’m positive and I’m hopeful that it’s going to go away very soon.”Djokovic became the first player since Ivan Lendl from 1985-87 to win the year-end event three times in a row but was not in the mood for celebrations.“You never like to win, especially these big matches against big rivals, with the retirement,” said the four-time champion.Unbeaten on indoor courts in more than two years, Djokovic finished the season No. 1 for the third time in four years, becoming the seventh man to accomplish the feat at least three times.Besides winning his seventh Grand Slam title at the All England Club, Djokovic was also runner-up at the French Open, and won six titles.“Right now I’m at the pinnacle of my career,” he said, adding that winning at Roland Garros would be one his main goals in future years. “I physically feel very fit. As long as it is like that, I’m going to use these years in front of me to fight for No. 1 of the world and the biggest titles in the sport.”Instead of facing Federer, Djokovic played an exhibition with Andy Murray before a doubles match pitting Murray and John McEnroe against Tim Henman and Pat Cash.Federer’s withdrawal marked the first walkover in a final in the tournament’s 45-year history.(SAMUEL PETREQUIN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

November 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgATHENS – Navarino Challenge invites people of all ages to participate in the 3-day sports event taking place October 13-15 in Costa Navarino and Messinia. The multi-award-winning event aims to promote the Olympic spirit and ideal, and fair play through the participation of role-model athletes, joining 17 activities in total.On Saturday October 14th, participants will join a non-competitive open water swimming race (10 am) in the Bay of Navarino. Starting from the picturesque port of Pylos, participants will cover a 1-mile (1.6 km) swimming route, designed by the Federal Technical Coach of Swimming, Nikos Gemelos.At 10:30 am, Kids’ Athletics will take place at the Pylos town square, joined by the event ambassador Periklis Iakovakis, Olympic and World Champion at 400m hurdles. Kids’ Athletics has been developed and set in place by a special panel of scientists from IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) and is organized in Greece by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.For the second consecutive year, the Stand Up Paddling demonstration race by BIC® Sport (at 11:30 am at Pylos port), with the support of Surf Salad, water sports at Costa Navarino takes place.Stand up paddling at Navarino Challenge. Photo by Loukas HapsisThe day’s events will conclude with a demonstration of Optimist and Laser boats (at 12:30 pm) from the Maritime Athletic Pylos Association “Nestor” with the assistance of the Sailing Club of Kalamata “Poseidon” and the Sailing Club of Kalamata “Eolos” with the assistance of the Municipality Pylos-Nestor, the Port Authority of Pylos, Pylos Association of Enterprises for Tourism Development, and Explore Messinia.On Sunday October 15th, participants will join the half-marathon (21.1km), 10km (joint start time at 8:15 am), and 5km (running and dynamic walking – start time 8:30 am) routes, while the 1km running route for children (9:30 am) will also take place. The race will be timed for all runners.The event will be supported for the first time by official sponsor Sportingbet, one of the world’s leading online gaming companies. On behalf of Sportingbet, Giannis Kapodistrias, said:“We are very pleased to support such a great sport event as Navarino Challenge, which is taking place all across Messinia! Sportingbet is distinguished for its dynamism, energy to achieve goals, passion for sport, which are also found at Navarino Challenge. We are very proud of the fact that Navarino Challenge promotes the benefits of exercise and balanced nutrition and raises awareness regarding childhood obesity.”The gala dinner “A Night to Remember by Qatar Airways” will be held on Saturday October 14th, for the guests and participants staying at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino. The event will also honor athletes distinguished for their ethics and contribution to sport. The unique gifts and awards of the Gala are created once again by Apia store in Costa Navarino.For those wishing to stay at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, a full program of events is included in their stay, with activities such as taekwondo (led by the two-time silver Olympic medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis), Kids’ Athletics (with the Olympic and World Champion Periklis Iakovakis), boccia (with the Gold Paralympic athlete Grigoris Polychronidis), climbing and bike riding at Voidokilia beach (supported by Navarino Outdoors), pilates (with the PE instructor specialized in pilates Mandy Persaki), basketball, golf (supported by the Navarino Golf Academy) kick boxing (with the champion Alexandros Nikolaidis), baby swimming and aqua aerobic (supported by Swim Academy), tennis cross training (supported by Navarino Racquet Academy) and boxing (supported by Vizantinos target sport club).More information about the available accommodation packages at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino are available online.Samsung will join the event for the first time as the official technology partner, with the eco-system of Samsung Galaxy devices. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, combined with the camera Gear 360 and Gear VR, will enrich the experience of participants and spectators alike, with unique 360° content.The pasta brand Melissa also joins this year’s event, promoting the message about the benefits of the Mediterranean nutrition and the balanced Mediterranean diet, as the official nutrition supporter.Navarino Challenge is held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization with the co-organization of Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group and the support of the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.Registration for Navarino Challenge is still open, more information is available online at: www.costanavarino.com and activemedia.com.gr/product/navarino-challenge-2017/.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

October 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Guardiola delighted with Fernandinho as Man City cruise past Shakhtar Donestkby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola has hailed Fernandinho after the Brazilian filled in at centre-half for Manchester City’s comfortable win over Shakhtar Donestk on Wednesday.John Stones’ injury in training meant Guardiola had one out-and-out centre-back to choose from in Ukraine.Playing alongside Nicolas Otamendi, 34-year-old Fernandinho was impressive in the role, helping keep a clean sheet as City romped to a 3-0 victory.Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gündoğan and Gabriel Jesus were the scores for Guardiola’s side.Speaking after the game, the City manager heaped praise on his make-shift defender.He said: “Fernandinho is a clever player and so intelligent, an incredible guy. He did well, it’s the first game he played.”He has a lot of experience and personality. What he says, the people follow him in the locker room.”He added: “He is a player who can play many positions and has a good personality – that’s why he is so important for us. I didn’t have doubts that he would [look so comfortable in the back four].” last_img read more

October 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan shoots for Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 promo in Lucknow, to get makeoverAmitabh Bachchan, who’s currently shooting for Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo in Lucknow, took out time for shooting the promo for upcoming edition of Kaun Banega Crorepati.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 5, 2019UPDATED: July 5, 2019 13:41 IST Big B to be back with the upcoming installment of Kaun Banega Crorepati in August.Amitabh Bachchan is all set to return to small screen with the all-new season of Kaun Banega Crorepati in August. The megastar who’s currently in Lucknow for Shoojit Siracar’s film Gulabo Sitabo, shot for the show’s promo in the city of Nawabs on Monday. He reported on the sets of KBC after wrapping up the film’s sequences in the morning, reports Mid Day.Although Big B was originally supposed to shoot for the final promo of the quiz-based show in Film City, Mumbai, but couldn’t due to his film commitments. The makers of Kaun Banega Crorepati found a perfect solution to the problem by flying down to Lucknow along with the show’s team. The teaser was directed by Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari and is expected to air on July 6.According to Mid Day, the promo will have a light-hearted concept that will see Big B along with a Lucknow-based contestant and several locals.Big B to get a makeoverMakers are all set to experiment with Amitabh Bachchan’s wardrobe this time. “Though he will be wearing classic striped and checkered suits, the superstar will experiment with his ties. He will be seen sporting the triple knotted looks, which include the Eldredge, trinity and the cape knot,” a source told the Mumbai tabloid.KBC to replace Ladies SpecialKaun Banega Crorepati will premiere in August and according to reports, Sony TV’s Ladies Special will go off air to make way for the quiz show.According to a report on an entertainment portal, Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 will air on its regular time at 9 pm. Channel has decided to pull the plug on Ladies Special that airs at 9.30 pm as the show failed to rake in ratings. However, Patiala Babes that airs at 9 pm will be given a different time slot. The show is working well and people are loving the mother-daughter duo on the show.advertisementHere’s when Big B shot for the registration promo”So prep for KBC starts and here we are running into introductions, systems, learning new inputs, rehearsing, getting ready for another year. Its 2019 and it all began in 2000. 19 years and a gap of about two years when it did not happen for me. But 17 years is a lifetime and a life time that was given a lifeline by you,” Amitabh wrote on his blog.The 76-year-old actor said he has started shooting for the introduction and initiation for the eleventh season. “Hey (they) are calling me to record and shoot how to call you on ‘KBC’.”Theme of the seasonAgar koshish rakhoge jaari, toh KBC Hot Seat par baithne ki iss baar aapki hogi baari! 1 May se shuru ho rahe hain #KBC ke registrations. Adhik jaanakaari ke liye bane rahen. @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/lkV66j0MGD— Sony TV (@SonyTV) April 15, 2019The makers posted the promo and captioned it as, “Agar koshish rakhoge jaari, toh KBC Hot Seat par baithne ki iss baar aapki hogi baari! 1 May se shuru ho rahe hain #KBC ke registrations. Adhik jaanakaari ke liye bane rahen. @amitabhbachchan.”RegistrationsT 3089 – ! , … … KBC !! !! pic.twitter.com/mzeLj36Wfh— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 13, 2019The registrations for the show began from May 1 at 9 PM on Sony TV and like every year, Big B asked a series of questions for around a month. Viewers could register themselves online by logging on to Sonyliv website and filling up the form, or off line by IVR, SMS etc.Also read | Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 to premiere in August, to replace this TV showAlso read | Excited Amitabh Bachchan starts prepping for Kaun Banega Crorepati 11Also read | Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 registration date out, Amitabh urges fans to participateAlso read | Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 to premiere in August, to replace this TV showAlso read | Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 registrations begin on May 1. Here’s how to registerGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Nextlast_img read more

October 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Hutton’s Group – the UK’s leading ship supplier – is expanding its Renewables Division to better service the growing offshore oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.Hutton’s Renewables has relocated to larger quayside premises in the centre of Great Yarmouth’s vibrant maritime community in order to expand its stock holding capabilities and support services for the East Coast windfarm developments and offshore oil and gas facilities. With its deepwater harbour, Great Yarmouth is situated within 100 miles of one of the world’s largest concentrations of offshore renewable projects.Opening soon, Hutton’s new premises in South Dene’s Road provide a unique 200 metres of quay-side loading area as well as 500 sq metres of warehouse space and more than 200 sq metres of yard storage.Hutton’s will supply its full range of services including chandlery provisions, logistics, energy and medical services from the new facility which is ideally situated to supply this developing maritime sector. The company is employing new staff to meet customer needs and increasing order levels.Rob Ludlum, Hutton’s Renewables Division manager, explains: “This is a great development for Hutton’s and our offshore shipping and renewable industry customers. Our new location facilities and range of services will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for their full requirements.“We are particularly pleased to be able to offer the unique resource of having our own quay, capable of accepting vessels up to 100 metres long with a minimum water depth of 3.8metres. This facility will enable us to work more closely with our customers to provide a full range of services.”Hutton’s Group, which recently announced the strengthening of its management team, is predicting further growth during 2014 as the company expands further within the marine marketplace. Hutton’s Group, February 5, 2014last_img read more

October 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAs part of its National Heritage Day celebrations, SherbrookeVillage today, Feb. 16, unveiled a new website that showcases thetraditional trades and skills for which the community continuesto be known. The website, With These Two Hands, the Commerce of Sherbrooke,gives visitors in Canada and around the globe a taste for howthings were done some 100 years ago by bringing to lifetraditional livelihoods such as smithing, printing, weaving andpottery. It also demonstrates the vital contributions ruralcommunities have made, and continue to make, to Nova Scotia’seconomy. “Historic Sherbrooke Village preserves the past by keeping thosevery skills and trades alive,” said Craig MacDonald, director ofSherbrooke Village Restoration. “This web project enhances ourability to share the special talents of our staff with the world.We are confident that by putting what we do and how we do it onthe Internet, we can encourage more people to visit our museum.” The web project was supported with a $23,400 contribution fromIndustry Canada, funded through the Government of Canada’s YouthEmployment Strategy. The Sherbrooke Restoration Commission hiredfive young interns to put the site together, using historicalphotos and videos. This is the second website featuring Sherbrooke Village that hasbeen supported by Industry Canada. The first site, On the RisingTide: The Fortunes of the Cummingers of Sherbrooke, tells thestory of a prominent merchant family whose fortunes were made ingold mining, lumbering and shipbuilding. The new website can be accessed on the Internet athttp://collections.ic.gc.ca/handcrafttrade/ .last_img read more

October 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Quick facts: payroll rebates are designed in a way that the tax revenue generated for the province from the employment is always more than the amount of the rebate payroll rebates are only paid after a business has generated actual payroll for the Nova Scotia economy for every dollar a company spends on payroll from jobs created in Nova Scotia it receives between five and 10 cents back when a company submits an annual rebate claim, it must send NSBI audited information that confirms the number of jobs it created that year payroll rebates are paid through the Strategic Investment Funds Information on NSBI transactions can be found at http://www.novascotiabusiness.com/fundingdisclosures . -30-center_img Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of a payroll rebate for The Sydney Call Centre Inc. The Sydney Call Centre Inc. has the potential to create up to 750 jobs under the three-year payroll rebate agreement. Based on the maximum growth forecast of the agreement, NSBI estimates the company could spend $49,500,000 in payroll. It is also estimated employees in those jobs would contribute provincial tax revenues of $5,053,000 through their income and consumption taxes. As a result, the company would earn a rebate up to $2,475,000 over three years. The Sydney Call Centre Inc. would be eligible for a smaller rebate if it creates fewer than 750 jobs.last_img read more

October 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGot Your 6 today announced five new projects have received its 6 Certified designation, a program that recognizes film, television, theatrical, or digital content that accurately portrays veterans as leaders and civic assets.The projects range from FOX’s new drama, “The Gifted,” Amazon’s “Last Flag Flying,” and National Geographic’s historical drama, “The Long Road Home,” about the 1st Cavalry Division in Sadr City, Baghdad on “Black Sunday.”The national veteran empowerment organization Got Your 6 launched the 6 Certified initiative in early 2015 as part of its mission to change the veteran “broken/hero” stereotype held by 80 percent of U.S. civilians. The program challenges entertainment industry executives and content creators to craft more thoughtful narratives around veterans and military families.Got Your 6 announced the following projects were awarded with 6 Certified status:“Disjointed” — Cannabis legend Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Kathy Bates) employs her newly graduated son and a team of young “budtenders” to help run her Los Angeles marijuana dispensary. The security guard, Carter, is a U.S. Army veteran focusing on successfully reintegrating into civilian society, while grappling with survivor’s guilt and PTSD. Carter is written with great humor, creativity, and care, particularly when it comes to his animated, introspective spoken-word poetry pieces. Chuck Lorre Productions, Warner Bros. Television, Netflix“The Gifted” — Set in the “X-Men” universe, family adventure series “The Gifted” tells the story of a suburban couple whose lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Writer Melinda Hsu Taylor attended Got Your 6’s Vetfronts event in 2013 and has written veteran characters into her shows ever since. In one of the series’ flashback scenes, the character “Thunderbird,” a U.S. Marine Corps veteran (and mutant), utilizes the skills he learned in the Corps to protect other mutants from a pipe bomb thrown at them while raising funds for Team Rubicon, a Got Your 6 partner and veteran-led disaster relief organization. 20th Century Fox Television, Marvel Television“Last Flag Flying” — Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, Marine Corps veterans Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. The film follows the men on their journey, realizing along the way the enormity of their shared experience in Vietnam and grappling with its consequences. These veterans are represented as diverse and human, neither heroes nor broken. Amazon Studios, Lionsgate, Big Indie Pictures, Cinetic Media, Detour Filmproduction“The Long Road Home” — Based on Martha Raddatz’s bestseller, “The Long Road Home,” is an eight-part mini-series that chronicles the events of April 4, 2004, when a platoon was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad, in an attack that came to be known as “Black Sunday.” The series follows the lives of those affected by the events of that day, telling their varied and human stories with kindness and care. Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, Fuzzy Door, National Geographic“Returning the Favor” — Host Mike Rowe travels the country in search of remarkable people making a difference in their communities, and gives back to those who pay it forward. In the pilot episode, he visits a garage in Indiana to surprise Jason, a former Army engineer, who runs a therapeutic motorcycle-building program for veterans. The episode showcases Jason and his efforts, along with those veterans making use of the program. The veterans profiled are strong and impressive, thoughtful, and, most importantly, human. mikeroweWORKS Productions, Hudsun MediaSince the launch of the 6 Certified program, 65 projects have been certified, including Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Sully,” Lionsgate’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” and Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World,” as well as episodes and seasons of Netflix’s “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” FX’s “Justified,” FOX’s “Gotham,” FX’s “Fargo,” and ABC’s “Modern Family.”To become 6 Certified, a project must contain a representative and balanced depiction of veterans and fulfill at least one of the following pledges:DO YOUR HOMEWORKResearch or consult with real veterans, family members, or subject matter experts in an effort to create accurate representationsCAST A VETERANHire a veteran actor to play a substantial roleHIRE A VETERAN WRITEREmploy a veteran writer to contribute to the narrativePORTRAY A VETERAN CHARACTERDevelop a multi-dimensional veteran characterTELL A VETERAN STORYDevelop a narrative with meaningful and accurate veteran themesUSE VETERANS AS RESOURCES ON SET OR IN WRITERS’ ROOMSHave veterans present for consultation throughout the filmmaking processAfter the project has met the requirements for certification, it may be submitted by a studio or production company once the project enters post-production. After the submission is complete, the project is evaluated by the 6 Certified Review Committee, an independent group of subject matter experts who review all submissions and grant 6 Certified status.The current members of the 6 Certified Review Committee include: Bruce Cohen, producer of “American Beauty” and “Silver Linings Playbook”; Charlie Ebersol, Chairman and Founder, The Company; Dr. Kimberly Gilmore, senior historian and Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, HISTORY®/A+E Networks; Rory Brosius, Vice President, ScoutComms; Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS); Tim Norman, Director of Human Resources, DreamWorks Animation; Marjorie Williams, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Endemol Shine North America; Matt Mabe, Director of Strategic Operations, TAPS Red Team; and Bill Rausch, Executive Director, Got Your 6.Additional information on certification is available at gotyour6.org/6-certified.The 6 Certified program is operated by Got Your 6, the national veteran organization that empowers veterans to lead a resurgence of community across the nation. The organization believes veterans return home as leaders and team builders and is named after the military term meaning “I’ve got your back.”last_img read more

October 7, 2019 | | Post a Comment

8 Disruptive Forces Reshaping Networking Sorell Slaymaker September 05, 2019 Change is in the air, and not all long-held assumptions will prove valid. Wired vs. Wireless: A Closer Look J.R. Simmons September 18, 2019 As enterprises configure their networks to meet the demands of a connected workforce, the debate over wired vs. wireless network has come into focus. Figure 2. Too much backhauling in enterprise networking High network latency is the number one performance problem when moving from a premises- to a cloud-based solution. Enterprises should target one-way network latencies of <25ms for each leg of the call -- first, from caller to UC/CC platform and second, from platform to second caller or agent. Distributed hosting and getting rid of network backhauling will keep the UC/CC cloud performing as desired. While keeping users within 25ms of their UC/CC cloud service is not always possible, it should be the design objective.Why less than 25ms? Here's the logic:1) For a robust communications experience, the ITU-T G.114 recommends a one-way delay of 150ms or less from the talker’s mouth to the listener’s ear, not just the network delay. Slaymaker_absolute-delay-model.png ‘Snowflake’ Networks: Putting a Freeze on Automation Terry Slattery June 26, 2019 Snowflake networks may sound as pretty as a new snowfall, but they create real challenges for automation. cloudnetworking_774.png The Changing Face of Network Strategy Scott Murphy June 19, 2019 Applications are changing the face of the network. Is your infrastructure ready? My recommended best practices are as follows.Best Practice #1: Regionalize the UC/CC hosting platform. This may sound obvious, but many a cloud UC/CC provider requires all traffic to go through a single center with a second site available for disaster recovery. Conferencing services are terrible about doing this. Enterprises should specify the 25ms requirement in their request for proposals from cloud providers. The market challenge here is that the best-of-breed UC/CC solutions vary by region, as evidenced in that the latest Gartner Magic Quadrants for contact center providers in North America and EMEA have few of the same vendors in them.Best Practice #2: Directly connect agents to the cloud UC/CC provider. This can happen in two ways:1) For users or work-at-home (WAH) agents, put in a next-generation router (SD-WAN light) and allow a split tunnel through which they can go directly to the UC/CC cloud hosting network. The network security rules for directly accessing the Internet from home versus going back to the data center via VPN are:Whitelist -- A set of sites that the WAN agent is allowed to access directlyTLS -- Ensure all whitelist applications are TLS-encrypted and validate the certificate in the setup processDirectionality -- Ensure that only TCP/UDP sessions are originated from the WAH agent, not from the Internet.VPN -- All traffic that doesn’t meet the three rules above goes back to a data center (public or private), and if it destined for the Internet, it goes through a full security stack.2) For UC/CC users at an enterprise site, use MPLS carrier cloud interconnects to connect directly to the UC/CC provider. The number of private interconnects of UC/CC cloud providers is growing, and redundancy is already built into these. If you’re with a really large organization, you can leverage carrier-neutral co-location facilities to build your own interconnects.Personally, I find delays in communication very frustrating. Since I’m usually in a hurry, I will step on a conversation and do not let the other person finish their sentence. Get another person like me on the phone, and we both will step on one another. We both will start talking at the same time, stop at the same time, and finally one of us will have to let the other start and finish. While this maybe OK in my personal life, it is not OK in business communication.Tags:News & ViewsLatencycloud performanceEnterprise NetworkingBest PracticesCloud CommunicationsDeployment ModelsMonitoring, Management and SecurityUnified Communications Articles You Might Like Slaymaker_backhauling.png 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Extreme Networks Zeus Kerravala May 17, 2019 The company, whose existence was being questioned just a few years ago, has risen from the proverbial ashes. 2) Using VoIP adds 60 to 80ms of delay (serialization, buffer)3) Cellular phones add additional latencies, typically from 40 to 80ms4) Security stacks add 20 to 60ms of delay (the worst part of this is that the delay can be variable -- jitter, which we at No Jitter know is evil)5) Network delays based on location of callers and the UC/CC platform they are going through, typically 10-25ms within the lower 48.Network delay of 25ms equates to roughly 2,500 miles by fiber. (Fun fact of the day: Light travels approximately 31% slower in fiber than in space.) So, a cloud UC/CC platform hosted in Omaha, Neb., can serve both U.S. lower 48 state callers and agents well. But if the platform is in Miami, Fla., and the callers and agents are in Seattle, Wash., we exceed our latency budget.This gets especially problematic when callers, UC/CC platforms, and agents are on different continents or a lot of backhauling is going on within a network. Backhauling is when a network path is the predefined logical path, not the shortest physical path. This primarily occurs in enterprise networks for private-to-public internetworking, where Internet-destined traffic must be backhauled to an enterprise data center, through a security stack, then out to the Internet. See All in Enterprise Networking » read more

September 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

OSU players sing “Carmen Ohio” following a 34-17 win against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Aug. 30.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State football team entered its season-opener against Navy on Saturday with a plethora of question marks throughout the team. The depth chart was filled with listings of one player “or” another set to start, and a redshirt-freshman quarterback was set to be under center for the first time as a Buckeye.While not every question was answered in the game, The Lantern’s sports editors picked five key takeaways from the Buckeyes’ 34-17 victory at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.1. There won’t be an “or” at quarterback on OSU’s next depth chartComing into the game against Navy, there was still some speculation as to whether redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones would replace Barrett for any amount of time against Navy.Before the game, OSU coach Urban Meyer said there was no set plan for that to happen, but left the door open for a possible Jones appearance despite the fact that Barrett was listed as the only starter under center.On Saturday, Barrett played the entire game and gave the coaches no glaring reason to pull him. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native completed 12 of 15 pass attempts — including at least one drop — and threw two touchdowns and one interception. The pick, which came in the red zone, was the only clear mistake Barrett made throughout the game.While he still wasn’t — and never will be ­— the runner that senior quarterback Braxton Miller is, Barrett still managed to lead the Buckeyes with 50 yards on the ground.He wasn’t asked to do a lot, but for all intents and purposes, Barrett passed his first test with flying colors.2. Offensive line partially sorted out, but still a red flagSpeaking of question marks on the depth chart, there might not be a position group with more unknowns than the offensive line.On the depth chart released by OSU before the Navy game, only three of the five offensive line positions had a set starter listed. Junior Taylor Decker, redshirt-sophomore Pat Elflein and redshirt-senior Darryl Baldwin were set to get the starting nod at left tackle, right guard and right tackle, respectively.All three did end up starting, although Elflein was moved over to left guard while redshirt-freshman Billy Price started at right guard. Junior Jacoby Boren started at center and played the vast majority of the game for OSU.It looks like Boren will have that spot locked down going forward, but Price and senior Joel Hale rotated during the game at the second guard position after Price struggled early. It could be argued that Hale had the better overall day, and you can look for both to continue fighting for playing time the rest of the season.Even if the line is sorted out in the coming weeks, it’ll have to improve — Meyer said he was “very disappointed” by its performance against Navy.3. Young Buckeye backs impressed in debutsReplacing a 1,000-yard rusher at running back is never easy, but a few young Buckeyes proved they can handle the football in their hands.Freshman running back Curtis Samuel showed he can handle the pressures of major college football as he recorded 45 yards on seven carries in his Buckeye debut.Redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall showed why he has been pushing sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson for touches against Navy as he showed explosiveness on a few outside runs. Ultimately though, Wilson proved he is still deserving of a starting job as he led the Buckeyes in yards per carry (7.2) against Navy as he finished with 43 yards rushing to go along with another 46 yards receiving. Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliot did not have a big day, but he did account for OSU’s only rushing score as he amassed 44 yards on 12 carries in the Buckeye win.  4. OSU kickers will likely split dutiesFreshman kicker Sean Nuernberger accounted for all of OSU’s first half points against Navy as he converted on field goal attempts of 46 yards and 28 yards in his first college appearance. Redshirt-senior kicker Kyle Clinton however, assumed the kickoff duties for the Buckeyes but did not exactly impress, booting one kick out of bounds, resulting in a penalty. Despite that, it appears the two kickers will continue to split duties barring an injury or poor performances from one or the other. 5. ‘Silver Bullet’ secondary remains untested As expected, the Navy offense did not attempt the throw the ball much against the Buckeye defense, completing two of just four pass attempts in the 34-17 loss to OSU. Entering Saturday, the Buckeye defense will be up against a much more traditional offense as Virginia Tech comes to Columbus.The Hokie offense is led by Texas Tech transfer quarterback Michael Brewer who, in his first start for Virginia Tech, threw for 251 yards on 23 of 30 passing attempts. Needless to say, the OSU secondary that struggled mightily in 2013 will face its first real test Saturday. The Buckeye secondary, which returns only one starter from 2013 in senior cornerback Doran Grant, will play in front of its home fans for the first time in 2014 when it takes on Virginia Tech at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWhen you’re away from your family and loved ones, one of the best ways to communicate for free is Skype. With that in mind Claire Delaunay has created Botiful, a mobile robot controlled via Skype and it makes for a much more fun way to remotely communicate with others.A new Kickstarter project, Botiful uses the Skype app on your mobile to communicate with others. Simply plug your mobile into Botiful and your contacts will be alerted you’re online using a robot. When you are in a call with a friend who’s using a robot, an on-screen interface appears, you can use this interface to control the robots movements as well as controlling the phone screen to move it up or down. So you can make Botiful nod its head, dance, or even follow your friend around.It’s not just good for adding a bit of fun and personality to your Skype calls though – Botiful can be used for almost anything you can think of. Whether it’s watching your children, teasing your pets, reaching inaccessible places (i.e under a car) or following a friend around.Botiful is avaliable in white, red, blue or a combination of these colors, the choice is yours when you make a pledge for one. Botiful isn’t a cheap investment though, you’ll have to pledge at least $199 to get your hands on one. Nevertheless, almost half of the $90,000 needed has already been secured and with 27 days to go, Claire will most likely reach her goal.Botiful reminds me of the MKII in Metal Gear Solid 4 and it’s probably the closest anyone will get to owning one. So if you’re away from your kids and want to entertain them, or even if you just want to impress your adult friends, Botiful is a worthy investment.More at Kickstarterlast_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share Tweet Email1 Mar 1st 2018, 5:08 PM The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… http://jrnl.ie/3880010 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 5:08 PM Short URL EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #BLIZZARD: We’re in the middle of a Status Red weather warning. The advice is to stay indoors – and since most modes of transport are down, schools, shops and businesses closed, and flights cancelled – there’s not much to do in any case.2. #BELFAST TRIAL: The investigating officer tasked to probe allegations that a woman was raped by Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding admitted today there were “significant inconsistencies” in testimonies to the police and the doctor.3. #GOVERNMENT ADS: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that he “understands” concerns around the promotion of the Project Ireland 2040 plan.4. #BONUSES: Executives and key figures at AIB are in line to receive large deferred bonuses worth up to the equivalent of their annual salaries.5. #RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin has boasted the country has developed “invincible” weapons, warning global powers they must now reckon with Russia’s military might.Comments have been closed for legal reasons No Comments 12,520 Views last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img A TOTAL OF 58 people are presumed dead after the devastating fire in a London tower block, police chief Stuart Cundy told reporters this afternoon.“We’ve worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well,” he said.“There are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead.”Of the 58, he said the number of confirmed fatalities in Wednesday’s inferno remains at 30.Cundy said 16 bodies had so far been recovered from the tower and taken to a mortuary.Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-storey concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments.On the figure of 58, he said: “I really hope it won’t, but it may increase,” while adding that “it might be that some of those are safe and well”, and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police.“Our focus has been on those that we know were in Grenfell Tower. However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there,” he said.“That is also an absolute priority for the investigation — to establish who they may be,” he added.Cundy said police had now managed to get to the top of the tower and had undertaken a first visual search for victims, ahead of later painstaking searches.“There is considerable damage within Grenfell Tower,” he said.“We have colleagues in there as we speak, searching for and recovering those that have died.”The first victim to be formally identified was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother.Cundy gave Alhajali’s name at the press briefing.Alhajali, who lived on the 14th floor, was a civil engineering student at West London University.“Mohammed undertook a dangerous journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the UK, in his own home,” the Syrian Solidarity Campaign said in a statement.“His dream was to be able to go back home one day and rebuild Syria.”Cundy said the police investigation into the blaze would look at the building and its refurbishment in 2016 and vowed to prosecute people “if there is evidence”.He said: “We investigate criminal matters. The investigation will identify any criminal offence that has been committed.“It will go to establish the answers of what happened in the fire and how it spread; it will look at the building itself; it will look at the refurbishment as well.“Our criminal investigation will identify any criminal offences that have been committed. Wherever we can, we will bring people to justice if there is evidence.”Read: Bill Cosby walks free from court as judge declares a mistrial in his sexual assault case >Read: Japanese monk gives ‘funerals’ for old dolls’ souls > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 23,959 Views Share218 Tweet Email Jun 17th 2017, 4:38 PM http://jrnl.ie/3449900 By Garreth MacNamee Image: David Mirzoeff/PA 37 Comments Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 4:38 PM Met police say 58 presumed dead in Grenfell tower fire The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 30. Image: David Mirzoeff/PAlast_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgA rift has erupted between the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GCM) and the State government of Victoria, due to the delay in rezoning the area that includes the GCM’s property in Bulleen.Purchased in the mid-80s by members of the community, the future of the site and its use had been a subject of great debate for some 30 years. In 2017, the community finally revealed some well-thought out plans to build a new ‘Greek Centre on the Yarra’ featuring an array of amenities including aged care facilities, schools, community and function spaces, and sporting fields.Now this ambitious plan may fall victim to the Victorian Government’s North East Link road project, as the land in question may be subject to a compulsory acquisition as part of designs to build tunnels that will link the Eastern Freeway and the M80 Ring Road.As detailed in a letter sent to the GCM members by the director of the Community’s Greek Centre, Jorge Menidis, the Minister for Planning Richard Wynne decided to refer the site, located at 49 Greenaway Street, to “yet another Panel hearing at a yet to be determined date with yet to be detailed terms of reference.”This, as Mr Menidis stresses in his letter, comes on top of two previous panel reports, which led to a series of meetings between the GCM and the Minister, who had “clearly dismissed” the notion of the land being referred to another panel.“At these meetings, the Minister and his team undertook to consider the site on its own merits and not refer it to a Panel subject to the receipt of specific reports and drawings,” Mr Menidis wrote. “We furnished the requested information at significant expense to the Community but always with the clear understanding that the Minister and other leading Government officials were supporting our request. Our reports and drawings were submitted and seemingly ignored.”Calling all GCM members to contact their local MPs, Mr Menidis expressed the Communiy’s “extremely bitter disappointment,” coming “on the back of the Minister and leading Government officials having promised to consider the site’s rezoning application following our community’s overwhelming 94 per cent vote in favour at the AGM in February of 2017.”“Our disappointment is compounded by the fact that we thought we had secured bi-partisan support for our plan when, at the February 2018 Lonsdale Street Festival in front of 50,000 people attending on the night, the Leader of the State Opposition Matthew Guy promised to rezone Bulleen as one of his first actions if the Coalition were elected in November,” reads the statement.“The Community needs to rezone the land to ensure its financial future with the sale of approximately 1/4 of the rezoned site for 17 million dollars. This sale could proceed tomorrow but for the Minister’s actions.”WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN GCM AND PLANNING MINISTERNeos Kosmos contacted the Victorian Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, who said that the future zoning of the land owned by the GCM “needs to be considered in accordance with the planning laws that apply to all Victorians.”“It has taken many months for the GOCMV to submit a valid application and provide the necessary information, that all other developers need to provide. Having only provided the information in July, they need to be patient and abide by the laws that apply to others,” reads the Minister’s statement.“The proposed development will now be considered by a Ministerial Advisory Committee, which enables members of the public, adjacent landowners and others with an interest to submit objections and address.“Throughout the process the GOCMV were told that their application would need to be considered by an Advisory Committee, alongside another proposal for the development of the nearby Yarra Valley Country Club.“The previous Panel referred to, was held some 15 years ago and is not relevant to the current planning. There are significant issues about flooding, access, the form of the proposed residential development and the size of the proposed community building that need to be resolved. More recently the government announcement of the North East Link may impact on the land.”This statement led to the GCM issuing another response, stating that a meeting with the Minister was held on 26 February.“We received correspondence from the Minster on 28 March detailing what was required for a submission to be made and then met again with him on 3 April.“In preparing the submission, we engaged the services of Contour Town Planners, Biosis Ecology and Heritage consultants, KUD architects and TGM consultants. Further, we sought and received referrals from Melbourne Water and Manningham City Council. The application was made on 29 June 2018.”THE OPPOSITION REAFFIRMS PLEDGE TO RE-ZONE THE SITEGiven that this turn of events has already led the relations between the GCM and the Andrews Labor Government to deteriorate, it was not too long before the Opposition seized the opportunity to reaffirm Matthew Guy’s pledge to re-zone the Bulleen property, if he is elected in November.“Consistent with what is called a Gibson report, I want to make sure that your land out there in Bulleen is subsequently properly re-zoned, so you can get that centre underway, as you’d expect it to be,” the Liberal Leader had said at the Lonsdale Street Festival.Reaffirming this pledge in his recent statement, Mr Guy accuses Daniel Andrews of turning his back on Victoria’s Greek community “by refusing to re-zone the Community’s site at Bulleen.“This raises the question: is Daniel Andrews planning to compulsorily acquire the Greek Community’s Bulleen site after the election as part of his North East Link project?” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgA 16-year-old boy faces felony harassment charges after he allegedly threatened another student over Snapchat.A parent at Skyview High School sent an email to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer with a screen shot of the threat earlier this week, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.The Snapchat included a photo of at least six long guns inside a gun safe and included the text, “Don’t come to school Thursday,” at the bottom of the photo, according to the court document.The deputy worked with school administrators to find the student on Wednesday and pulled the boy from class.When interviewed by the deputy, the boy said he was “not sure what he was thinking,” and then admitted that it was “not very smart of me,” court records stated.The deputy arrested the 16-year-old boy, and he made his first appearance in Clark County Juvenile Court on Thursday to face the charge.Because the threat likely made its way around social media, school officials sent an email to parents notifying them of the incident, Vancouver Public Schools spokeswoman Pat Nuzzo said.last_img read more

September 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBoca Juniors have announced Gustavo Alfaro as their new manager following Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s departureAfter Boca’s Copa Libertadores final defeat to rivals River Plate last month, Schelotto left the club less than a week later and has since been appointed the manager of MLS side LA Galaxy.Now Boca have turned to Alfaro to change their fortunes with the Primera División champions currently down in sixth-place and 12 points adrift of leaders Racing Club.Speaking during his presentation, the 56-year-old revealed his pride at taking the top job in Argentinian football.“Boca is obliged to win everything it plays in,” said Alfaro, as quoted by Sport.“We have very strong challenges ahead, we have to try to accomplish that, Boca has no purgatory, it’s either heaven or hell. It’s winning, going out a champion, that’s the goal.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“For me, it’s a mixture of pride and challenge to be here today, I feel that I am fulfilling a promise I made with my old man when I left chemical engineering a long time ago to dedicate myself to football.“I promised my old man that I would reach the pinnacle of Argentinian football.”Alfaro has spent his entire coaching career in Argentina but he’s never lasted more than three years in a job.📽 #BienvenidoAlfaro | Gustavo Alfaro firmó su contrato y se convirtió oficialmente en el nuevo entrenador de #Boca. ¡No te pierdas la intimidad de sus primeras horas en el club! pic.twitter.com/P3ZMX48mRU— Boca Jrs. Oficial (@BocaJrsOficial) January 2, 2019last_img read more

September 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Still no official unemployment number for TCI; growth recorded at NIB for 2014 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – Over 22,000 Bahamians are unemployed and the reveal late last week on a recent labour force survey sends at least one Politician into an ‘I told you so’ mode.    The comments of PLP National Chairman, Bradley Roberts about the massive job expansion of the PLP over five years in office elicited an additional media statement from the Ministry of Labour.The Ministry quickly points out that the survey taken just before the General Elections and around the time of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, likely contributed to the less than two point drop in the unemployment rate.    The public has been told in recent weeks that there was a burst of hiring by Government under the former Perry Christie Administration just before the elections.At the Ministry of Tourism, where there were layoffs to streamline payroll the annual bill was put at $750,000 for that extra staff.    The National Health Insurance or NHI also cut back, saying people were hired but had nothing to do.Here is what the Labour Ministry had to say,  “… many of these employees, sadly, have since reverted to unemployed status and are seeking new opportunities in the labour market.”For the 9.9% who remain without work countrywide, there are two projects touted in the media statement – expansion of the National Training Agency and work with the Inter-American Development Bank to finalize a National Apprenticeship Program aimed at preparing hundreds of our young men and women to be trained to enter the job market.#Unemployment, according to the survey dropped from 11.6%, Grand Bahama Island leads with 12.4% unemployed and most of our unemployed are between the ages of 15-24. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, unemployment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp LABOUR MINISTER HON. D.SHANE GIBSON RESPONDS TO LATEST EMPLOYMENT FIGURES Higher crime, higher unemployment, Opposition expressed concern on joblessness Recommended for youlast_img read more