Rs 120 crore set aside for NSS

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) Out of Rs 500 crore allocated to Ministry of Youth Affairs, Rs 120 crore have been earmarked for the National Service Scheme (NSS), which is aimed at developing students personality through community service. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely had allocated a total of Rs 1400 crore as plan outlay, while Rs 192 crore was set aside for non-plan for a total figure of Rs 1592 crore for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Last year the total allocation was Rs 1541.13 crore. The plan outlay has been increased to approximately Rs 10.82 crore as compared to the previous year, while the Non- Plan outlay has been hiked by Rs 40.15 crore. The allocation for the scheme for the Benefit of North Eastern Area, has been revised to Rs 144.98 crore this year as compared to Rs 150.23 crore last year. The Sports Authority, entrusted with the task of organising national camps, has been granted a total of Rs 381.30 crore this year, which is a hike of Rs 11.91 crore. However, assistance to sports institutions has been kept at Rs 545.90 crore. Under youth affairs, the National Service Scheme has been allocated Rs 215.70 crore. Rs 12 crore has been allocated for anti-doping activities, which is the same as last year. PTI AT PM ATlast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton calls Nico Rosberg a ‘gentleman’ after first win in 2016

first_imgLewis Hamilton clinched his first win of the year in the sixth race of the 2016 season at the Monaco Grand Prix. His victory on Sunday helped Hamilton cut the drivers’ championship lead to just 24 points. However, the three-time champion has thanked leader and team-mate Nico Rosberg for letting him pass at the crucial stage of the race.Rosberg, who now has 106 points, struggled to finish seventh but said he was following team orders as he was not in a shape to win the race.”I knew that when I was behind Nico that I was much, much quicker than him but I just couldn’t see anything in his spray and also I was conscious that none of us were going to win this race if I was stuck behind. But as he said, we have an agreement that when the team asks you to push and you are not able to and it is going to ruin the team’s chances of winning.”We have that kind of agreement but I didn’t know until you just told me here so I just said thanks for being a gentleman,” Hamilton said.WEAK POINTS”Not thinking that something would happen after that I was actually planning to overtake him at some stage, I was looking for all of the weak points, his weak areas and I was just waiting for the moment to be close enough. I was going to take him in Turn 3 around the outside, which not many people do but that was the place,” he said. (Rosberg laments lack of confidence in his car)advertisementWINDOW OF OPPORTUNITYHamilton finished 90 seconds ahead of his team-mate, who otherwise has dominated the season with four wins in the opening four Grands Prix.”I came here thinking ‘I’ve got to earn it’. I didn’t know whether I could win, but the rain opened up the window of opportunity. I was on the limit the whole way,” Hamilton said.last_img read more

Hot new star of 2017, Rahm excited about new format

first_imgDubai, Nov 14 (PTI) European Tours rookie of the year, Jon Rahm, who has risen to World No. 5 and turned out to be the best emerging talent of 2017, said he is looking forward to adding the Hero Challenge crown to his collection as he makes his debut in the series.Rahm today received his Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award.Rahm said he was very excited about the new format at the Hero Challenge.He said, “I saw it on TV and social media. There were lights and the flame went up when the ball was hit. It looked exciting and I was quite fascinated.””We need new fans coming into the sport and the Hero Challenge is a good way. I believe eight of us will be aiming for a target on a floating green in this Finale. Golf needs to have fun, too, apart from the normal tournament golf that we play.”The idea of the Hero Challenge was to bring new audiences, especially kids. The event will be telecast live on SkySports and will be streamed on Twitter.Poulter will attempt to become the third Ryder Cup hero to win the Hero Challenge in the 2017 season ? after American Patrick Reed claimed the title in July and Englishman Lee Westwood emerged victorious in September.It has been a meteoric rise to the top of the world game for the 23-year-old, who turned professional in June 2016 following a glittering amateur career during which he became number one.He earned his maiden professional title at the PGA Tours Farmers Insurance Open in January and then joined the European Tour and won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.advertisementRahm said: “Its a very satisfying feeling to win this award. If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that I would be sitting here – fourth in the Race to Dubai, playing the way Ive done in the Rolex Series, becoming Rookie of the Year – when I wasnt even a member at the beginning of the year – its a really special feeling.”Rahm, the current world number five, lies fourth in the Race to Dubai and he received his Rookie of the Year award from European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley. PTI Cor AH AHlast_img read more

2013 Super Trans Tasman Series Announcement

first_imgSeveral years ago TNZ and TFA formed a joint venture under the banner of Trans Tasman Test Series and committed to play Open grades each year and Youth and Masters grades every other year. For the first time all three will fall in the same year. There will be 24 international teams from the two countries delivering an exciting display of Touch at its best in the world to a lucky NZ crowd. The venue will again be at the spectacular Trusts Stadium in Henderson, Auckland and will be run from Tuesday, 5 February to Sunday, 10 February 2013.For more information, please click on the attached media release. Related Filessuper_trans_tasman_2013_media_release-pdflast_img

Vroom! Porsche creates a crazy sound bar from a 911 muffler

first_img The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market Editors’ Recommendations The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo If you’re about to embark on your seventh viewing of the entire Fast and Furious franchise and things are starting to feel a little thin, the folks at Porsche Design might have just the thing for you — a sound bar built from a Porsche 911 muffler.This isn’t just a lookalike — the 911 Soundbar is built from the original exhaust and silencer from a Porsche 911 GT3. The company says that this actually helps improve the sound, but as we haven’t listened to it in person, we’ll abstain from weighing in on the benefits (or problems) the acoustic properties of a car muffler might bring.Related: Yamah’s new entry-level sound bar looks better, connects fasterThe unit features a single analog input as well as both coaxial and optical digital inputs. The 911 Soundbar also features support for Bluetooth connectivity, including aptX, in case you’d rather not use wires. DTS TruSurround virtual surround sound is included, as is a lip sync function to ensure your video and audio remain properly synchronized. The 911 also features bass and treble controls, as well as a built-in LED display and remote control.The sound bar boasts a claimed 200 watts of power, so while we can’t speak to how good it might sound, it will almost certainly be loud. And if it doesn’t offer enough bass on its own, it’s also equipped with an external subwoofer input — possibly one made from a cargo van’s muffler?This isn’t the only tech-related product to bear the Porsche design name. Earlier this year, the company unveiled a 2TB hard drive that was the result of a collaboration between Porsche Design and LaCie, while earlier this summer, Microsoft teamed up with the company on a 2-in-1 laptop design.If you’re thinking this would be the perfect complement to your TV, be prepared to spend as much or more than your TV cost. The price on the Porsche Design website is $3,500. If you’re looking for something a little on the cheaper side, a Porsche Design candle will only cost you $45.A version of this post first appeared on our “brother site” Digital Trends 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel last_img read more

Nova Scotia Company Expanding Export Markets

first_imgAnother rural Nova Scotia manufacturing company is significantly expanding its markets and sales overseas. Interhabs Limited, located in Hubbards, designs and builds customized, pre-engineered homes. Based on growing demand in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the company has the potential to double its sales. The provincial government will provide a $300,000 loan guarantee to help support this growth. Robert Williams, vice-president of Interhabs, said the demand for the company’s finished product requires a significant front-end investment. “Interhabs has been active in the Scottish market for over 25 years, working hard to blend Canadian technology and materials with the styles and traditions of the Scottish highlands,” he said. “The quality and value of our product, combined with expanded marketing and recent changes in U.K. requirements for energy efficiency, have increased the demand for our product.” The company must pay for labour and materials well before payment is received for the finished product. As well, the lengthy process required to receive construction approval in the U.K. can temporarily affect the company’s cash flow. “The bank loan helps bridge the gap between our production costs and profits,” Mr. Williams explained. “The guarantee from the province will help us strengthen our credit relationship with the bank.” Economic Development Minister Kerry Morash said the guarantee is in line with the province’s new economic growth strategy. “This company adds value to our raw materials, uses innovative designs, focuses on a diverse export market, and has been in business for more than 30 years,” the minister said. “We are pleased to help the company grow the business, and increase the flow of export dollars into the Nova Scotia economy.” The decision to provide the guarantee was based on the investment criteria in the province’s growth strategy, the financial track record of the company, the company’s long history, and an analysis of risk versus benefits to taxpayers. Interhabs employs about 30 people. The company has been in business since 1975. Export sales total about 80 per cent of its business. Interhabs has twice won Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards. It has also won a Nova Scotia Home Award for its Solarhab design model which highlights the Interhabs focus on energy-efficient homes.last_img read more

Killing of Gond tribals UP govt removes Sonbhadra DM SP

first_imgLucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday shunted out the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Sonbhadra, besides ordering action against 13 other officials after they were indicted in an inquiry into the killing of 10 Gond tribals last month over a land dispute.Addressing a press conference at his residence, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said FIRs will be registered against several police and administration officials for alleged irregularities and members of Adarsh Krishi Sahkari Samiti, Umbha on charges of land grabbing. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The disputed land in Umbha and Saphi villages also be transferred back and registered in the name of gram sabha, he said, while announcing that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will look into the matter. Adityanath said departmental proceedings have been initiated against Sonbhadra District Magistrate Ankit Kumar Agrawal and Superintendent of Police Salman Taj Patil for taking “one-sided decision” against the villagers. Directives have been issued to attach Agrawal and Patil to the Personnel Department and the DGP Headquarters, respectively, he said. S Ramalingam has been made the new district magistrate of Sonbhadra, while Prabhakar Chaudhary is the new superintendent of police, officials said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”The entire matter will be probed by an SIT. The SIT will be headed by DIG SIT J Ravindra Gaud, and will have Additional SP Amrita Mishra along with three inspectors. DG SIT R P Singh will be monitoring the work of the SIT,” the chief minister said. In July, 10 people were killed and 28 injured in the clash after a village headman and his supporters opened fire on a group of tribals over a land dispute. The Personnel Department has initiated action against Ghorawal SDM Vijay Prakash Tiwari, and an FIR will be registered against him, according to an official statement. Disciplinary action has also been initiated against Ghorawal Circle Officer Abhishek Singh, Sub-Inspector Lallan Prasad Yadav, Inspector Arvind Kumar Mishra and Constable Satyajit Yadav, it said. The Goonda Act has been slapped against the circle officer for allegedly exerting pressure on the affected families and an FIR has been registered against him, it added. A case has been registered against the sub-inspector, inspector and the constable for allegedly not reaching the incident spot in time. According to the statement, an FIR has also been filed against Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Dikshit for allegedly taking Rs 1.42 lakh from the village pradhan to free the disputed land without proper orders of the court. In 1955, the then tehsildar of Robertsganj had passed an order for registering 1305 bighas of land in the name of Adarsh Krishi Sahkari Samiti, according to the statement. “The possibility of the then tehsildar of Robertsganj Krishna Malviya being alive is very slim. Even if he is alive, he will not be in a position to be charged in a case. Hence, the committee did not recommend any action against him,” Adityanath said. He said an FIR will be filed against pargana adhikari of Robertsganj in 1989 Ashok Kumar Srivastava and tehsildar Jai Chandra Singh. Cases will be registered against Asha Mishra, the wife of IAS officer Prabhat Kumar Mishra and Kiran Kumari, the wife of IAS officer Bhanu Pratap Sharma, for allegedly getting the land registered in their names in 1989.last_img read more

Boxing Federation should consider doing away with selection trials for performers

first_imgNew Delhi: Celebrated Indian boxer M C Mary Kom on Wednesday said proven performers should not be made to undergo selection trials and asserted that she did no wrong by seeking an exemption from the ones for the world championships. A controversy broke out over Mary’s selection for the women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia after her competitor in the 51kg category, Nikhat Zareen, was refused a trial bout. Zareen, in a letter to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), alleged that she was stopped from competing despite having a scheduled trial bout. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhMary Kom, a six-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist, was chosen by the BFI selection panel based on her gold medal-winning performances at the India Open and a subsequent tournament in Indonesia. “Maybe, the BFI can change the programme altogether, no trial for boxers who are performing well, they can directly get the quota for any championship or tournament,” Mary told reporters on the sidelines of an event arranged by the All India Gaming Federation. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe world championship is scheduled to be held in Russia in September-October. “You look at other games like badminton, who gives trials? Did Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu give any trial?” she added. Mary defeated Zareen in the semifinal of the India Open in Guwahati earlier this year. When quizzed on her decision to approach the BFI with a request for exemption, Mary Kom said she merely left it on the federation and did not pressurise it to rule in her favour. “I felt weird about my decision but I had told BFI clearly you decide who is doing better. If I have to give a trial or not is not in my hands. The BFI decides all these things, it’s upto them” she said. Soon after this furore, Mary Kom was caught in the eye of the storm on being picked in the selection panel for this year’s national sports awards. The point of contention was her personal coach Chhote Lal Yadav’s application for the Dronacharya award. Mary Kom recused herself from the selection committee’s proceedings after a media storm on conflict of interest. Yadav was eventually not among the nominees finalised this year. “This was my second time in the committee. I have recommended many coaches and at that time there was no controversy. This time I don’t know what happened, the media created a controversy, so I recused myself,” she said. Mary Kom was part of the awards selection committee for Dronacharya in 2016 as well but her coach was not in fray at that time.last_img read more

Rabat to Host Treasures of Islam in Africa from Timbuktu to

Rabat – The Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Arab World Institute (IMA), the Ministry of Culture, and the National Museums Foundation will jointly organize an art exhibition titled “Treasures of Islam in Africa, from Timbuktu to Zanzibar.”This exhibition will showcase 13 centuries of history through nearly 250 pieces of heritage and contemporary art, from public and private collections from Morocco, Africa, and Europe. The exhibition will display art, archeology, architecture, and works of ethnography. The event is due to take place in the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bab El Kebir Gallery, and Bab Rouah Gallery. The exhibition aims first to explore the different methods with which African countries were first introduced to Islam. Islam reached Southern Saharan countries in the 8th century, first through trade networks in the east and west, then through the major pilgrimage routes.Second, it intends to highlight the wealth of religious practices across the African continent. Sufi brotherhoods were prevalent in the 18th-19th centuries, influencing African Islam today.Finally, the exhibition invites visitors to a sensory experience highlighting the spread of know-how across the continent. It will unveil the stylistic and technical peculiarities that contributed to the influence of Southern Saharan populations.A previous version of the exhibition was held in May 2017 in Paris. King Mohammed VI and François Hollande, the then French President, visited the exhibition held at the Institute of the Arab World (IMA) in Paris. read more

Left in the dark Jenaya Wapemooses family still looking for answers six

Regina Police Service Six months after Jenaya Wapemoose was last seen, her sister is no closer to knowing what happened but tries to stay optimistic.“I’m just left in the dark waiting for her or waiting for answers,” Jackie Wapemoose said in an interview Tuesday. “The days and the months keep passing and I don’t know. I just don’t want to lose hope.”Jenaya, 22, is originally from Cowessess First Nation but has been living in Regina since she was 10 years old. She was last seen on the 1800 block of Ottawa Street on March 10. and no one has heard from her through her regular social media channels since April 7, according to the family. The Regina Police Service said she was reported missing on May 7.On June 27, RPS said the case was being considered suspicious based on evidence gathered during an “extensive investigation.”In the first couple of months after Jenaya went missing, Jackie said family and friends hung up many posters around Regina, and she estimated around 50 people called her with tips on where Jenaya might be. She passed along the information to police, but said the leads didn’t reveal anything. She hasn’t received any new tips in months.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“I feel like everything is pointing like she is gone, but I keep telling myself she’s stronger than that and I know she would fight to stay here, fight to be alive,” said Jackie. “I just want them to find her. I feel like truly she’s still here alive. I don’t want to think something bad happened to her.” Jenaya Mary Wapemoose. Jackie Wapemoose hugs another woman a gathering to form search parties for her sister Jenaya Wapemoose, a 22-year-old woman who has been missing since March 10th. Beginning at the Esso station on Albert Street and 7th Avenue groups fanned out to put up posters and information. To keep people on the lookout for Jenaya, Jackie has continued to hang up posters in Regina.She has also been doing some fundraising so she can travel to other cities like Moose Jaw and Winnipeg to put up posters and talk with people there as well.“I just feel like people are forgetting about it, forgetting about her, and I don’t want that to happen,” she said. “That’s all we can do, is just mention her name, and hopefully somebody will come forward … I’ve just got to keep trying because I don’t want to give up.”In her most recent contact with RPS a week ago, Jackie said she was told police were still working on the case and that there were still a few people they were trying to contact.Jenaya is described as female, Indigenous, five feet four inches tall, 130 pounds, thin build with shoulder-length light brown, wavy hair and brown eyes. Noticeable markings include a tattoo of stars on her neck.Police encourage anyone with information to call the RPS at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post read more

Ontario shuts 14 Everest College campuses promises help to get students refunds

Ontario shuts 14 Everest College campuses; promises help to get students refunds TORONTO – Ontario is moving to shut down American-based Everest College, which operates 14 private career schools across the province, and offering help to students try to recover some of their tuition payments.The superintendent of private career colleges suspended all Everest College campus activities, which government officials say will prevent it from declaring bankruptcy, at least in the short term.The suspension will affect about 2,450 students and 450 staff at Everest College, which announced last summer that it was looking to sell off or close down all its campuses in Ontario.Colleges and Universities Minister Reza Moridi says officials from his office will be at every Everest campus, including at night classes, to give students information about what they can do next.Students will be offered help to find another career college they can transfer to and complete their education or apply for a refund from a $3 million fund set up for that purpose.However, there are no guarantees anyone will get a full refund of their tuition fees.Everest has 15 days to seek a hearing before Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal of the superintendent’s decision.“The superintendent was no longer satisfied that Everest could be expected to be financially responsible in the operation of a private career college and in the offering of its vocational programs,” the ministry said in a release.“One of the main priorities during this process is to ensure that students are provided with training completion options that will allow them to promptly complete their programs, with as little disruption as possible.”The Canadian Everest campuses are owned by Corinthian Colleges, a California-based company which owns 107 college campuses across North America and also offers degrees online.Allegations of falsifying job placement data used in marketing claims to prospective students at one of the company’s U.S. campuses triggered an investigation by the U.S. Education Department, which eventually led to a severe cash shortage at the company when federal funds were withheld.As a result, Corinthian Colleges agreed to close 12 campuses in 11 states and place the rest of its campuses up for sale, including those in Canada.Everest operated campuses across Ontario, in Barrie, Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, Newmarket, Ottawa, Toronto, Sudbury and Windsor.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 19, 2015 1:09 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

South Sudan UN relief wing reports increase in violence against aid workers

According to a humanitarian update for South Sudan, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) found that 78 humanitarian access incidents were reported by partners in May, 73 per cent of which involved violence against aid personnel or their properties. The figure was higher than in April, when 48 incidents were reported, and also higher than the monthly average of 63 incidents reported from January to March. “Road and river travel for humanitarians continues to be hazardous,” OCHA said in the update. The violent incidents – including shooting, ambushes, assaults, harassment and robberies – increased during May, and included the killing of three humanitarian workers, bringing the reported number of aid workers killed in South Sudan to 55 since the conflict began in December 2013. Since January, there have been 29 incidents of robberies of vehicles while traveling to assess, deliver and pre-position vital supplies, 13 of them in the month of May. In Upper Nile, humanitarian partners were shot at while attempting to cross the River Nile to deliver humanitarian assistance between Malakal and Wau Shilluk on 26 and 30 May, OCHA said. In the update, OCHA also reported that nearly 4,500 internally displaced people departed the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in May, bringing the population in the site to about 95,000 at the end of the month. Most of those departing – mainly adult men and women – reported that they planned on engaging in farming activities in Rubkona, Guit and Koch counties. An internally displaced woman seeking refuge from the ongoing violence in the swamps of Unity state, cooks her last supply of sorghum. Photo: FAO South Sudan In addition, OCHA said that thousands of people have received humanitarian assistance in Guit, Koch, Mayom and Rubkona counties in recent months, as partners based in Bentiu took advantage of the dry season to extend aid to parts of Unity previously inaccessible by road. About 103,400 people have been reached with food rations distributed outside the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site – including in Bentiu Town, Ding Ding, Kuach, Nhialdiu, Nimni, Bil, Kadet and Jazeera – since February, while seeds and fishing kits have been provided to about 7,400 households in Guit County and 10,000 in Koch County, OCHA said. Nutrition surveys have been conducted in Guit and Rubkona in May, and support for acutely malnourished children and pregnant and lactating mothers is ongoing. OCHA also highlighted that more than one year following the start of the offensive in south and central Unity in April 2015, which displaced hundreds of thousands of people, more than 310,000 people – including displaced, returnees and vulnerable host community members – are receiving humanitarian assistance and protection in southern Unity. However, humanitarian partners have reported that their activities are increasingly impeded by under-funding. Ganyiel hospital, the only functioning referral theatre in southern Unity, has shortages of regular primary health-care commodities due to logistical constraints and road insecurities. In mid-April, health cluster partners from Bentiu had to send surgical and anaesthetic kits to the hospital, OCHA said. In addition, OCHA reported that since August 2015, ongoing insecurity and four major outbreaks of fighting have affected Yambio and Gangura. As a result, civilians were displaced multiple times, including to the surrounding jungle areas and other payams. Moreover, health partners are investigating an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever syndrome that has affected Aweil North and West counties since December 2015. The latest case was detected on 3 June, although no new deaths have been reported since 28 February, OCHA said. As the rainy season begins, humanitarian partners are also working closely with relevant authorities to avert an outbreak of cholera. read more

MLS conference championships open Sunday

The Major League Soccer playoffs re-start on Sunday, with the Portland Timbers hosting Sporting Kansas City and Atlanta United hosting the New York Red Bulls.The two leg conference championships come following a two-week international break.For Atlanta coach Tata Martino, the conference final has added meaning: A shot at the MLS Cup in his final season with the team. Martino, the MLS Coach of the Year, will leave United following the season and could become Mexico’s coach.The MLS Cup final is set for Dec. 8.A look at the two conference finals:WESTERN CONFERENCE: Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas CitySporting KC: Sporting finished the season as the top seed in the Western Conference and earned a knockout-round bye before a 5-3 win on aggregate over Real Salt Lake in the conference semifinals. The team led the Western Conference (and was second in the league) with 65 regular-season goals, a club record. Sporting has won a pair of MLS Cups, in 2000 and 2013. The team has lost in the knockout round in each of the last four seasons since winning the league title. Sporting will be without forward Diego Rubio for the opening leg because of yellow card accumulation.Portland Timbers: The Timbers advanced to the conference final on penalty kicks to cap a wild semifinal with rival Seattle. Portland is the only team that played a knockout round match to get to this stage. The Timbers won the MLS title in 2015. Last season Portland was eliminated from the playoffs in the conference semifinal against Houston and afterward coach Caleb Porter and the Timbers parted ways. The Timbers are playing their first season under Giovanni Savarese.Quotable: “Extremely proud that that we continue to go forward and now we are in the final, one of the last four teams surviving still. Credit to the guys, they’ve been working very hard, they work together. Anybody that steps on the field wants to contribute, and it gives us the chance for us the coaches the chance to continue to work, which is what we love,” Savarese said.___EASTERN CONFERENCE: Atlanta United vs. the New York Red BullsAtlanta United: Atlanta won a playoff series for the first time by beating New York City 4-1 on aggregate in the semifinals. United was the highest-scoring team in the league during the regular season and was in the race for the Supporters’ Shield up to the final day but fell short after losing at Toronto. United’s scoring prowess is paced by Josef Martinez, who won the Golden Boot with a league-record 31 goals.New York Red Bulls: The Red Bulls, who have never won an MLS Cup, advanced on a 3-1 aggregate semifinal victory over the Columbus Crew. The Red Bulls captured the Supporters’ Shield this season for the third time since 2013. The previous two times the Red Bulls won Supporters’ Shield they failed to make MLS Cup. New York was knocked out in the conference semifinals by Houston in 2013 and beaten by Columbus in the Eastern finals in 2015.Quotable: “We’re still getting better. I think that we can still play a little bit better. I think Tata continues to push us. It’s just an extra motivating factor. I think that we all want to win. We all want to be champions. That would be icing on the cake for him for sure.” United defender Michael Parkhurst said.___For more AP soccer: and M. Peterson, The Associated Press read more

Marko Vujin before Skopjes hell Barca PSG and HSV lost but we

KielMarko Vujinmetalurg Barcelona, PSG, Dinamo Minsk, KIF Kolding are defeated this season in Skopje, but Kiel is coming now! The first clash of the VELUX EHF CL TOP 8 battle in Skopje “Boris Trajkovski” hall will be played today between Metalurg and Kiel, and the top scorer of “Zebras”, Marko Vujin said for that his team are going for a win in front of 7.000 home fans:– We are going for a win. We wouldn’t be Kiel if we don’t think in that way. We know how tough court is there, that this year Barcelona, Hamburg and PSG didn’t win in Skopje, but we are Kiel – was just part of the statement of leading scorer of DKB Bundesliga. ← Previous Story Kasper Kisum next three years with SG Flensburg! Next Story → Vezprem with +2 from Paris!

Extradition of Siemens Greece former CEO approved by German court

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A German court ruled yesterday that the former head of Siemens’ Greek branch can be extradited to Greece to face charges in a corruption case, and ordered him kept in custody.The Munich state court considered Michael Christoforakos’ case after Germany’s highest court last week overturned an earlier decision to allow his extradition and his lawyers vowed to seek his release.Christoforakos faces money laundering and bribery charges in Greece. His lawyers say he is innocent.The Federal Constitutional Court on Sept. 3 overturned an earlier ruling by the Munich court authorizing an extradition based on bribery and money laundering charges because a statute of limitation may apply.The Munich court said even under the ruling by the Karlsruhe, Germany-based constitutional court, prosecution for the fraud charges isn’t barred by the statute of limitations.“The facts of which (the defendant) is accused do not fall under the statute of limitations according to German law, even when the constitutional court’s decision is used as a basis,” the higher regional court in Munich said.Greek authorities issued an international arrest warrant for Michael Christoforakos, the former chief executive of Siemens Greece, as they accused him of having approved contracts for Siemens with Greek telephone company OTE  which were gained through a systematic program of bribery up until 2003.Germany’s federal constitutional court had struck down an initial ruling last week due to formal errors, halting the extradition process.A spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office said Christoforakos’s lawyers had appealed Monday’s ruling, meaning the German constitutional court could weigh in again.Siemens ended one of the biggest corporate corruption investigations in history when it agreed in December last year to pay about 1 billion euros ($1.43 billion) in fines and penalties as a result of investigations by U.S. and German authorities into bribes it paid to win contracts.last_img read more

Guerre des brevets Apple poursuit Samsung en GrandeBretagne

first_imgGuerre des brevets : Apple poursuit Samsung en Grande-BretagneLa hache de guerre n’est pas près d’être enterrée entre Apple et Samsung, qui se poursuivent mutuellement en justice en s’accusant de violation de brevet. La firme de Cupertino vient de déposer une nouvelle plainte contre son concurrent coréen, cette fois en Grande-Bretagne.Alors que l’ASA, l’autorité de régulation de la publicité britannique, a confirmé le titre de smartphone le plus fin du monde de l’iPhone 4, quand Samsung réclamait ce statut pour son Galaxy S II, Apple vient de porter plainte contre la firme coréenne en Grande-Bretagne, rapporte le site Znet. En saisissant la Haute Cour, Apple aurait engagé sa vingtième procédure judiciaire pour violation de brevets contre Samsung en Angleterre, affirme le site. À lire aussiSamsung Gear S : prix et caractéristiques, la nouvelle montre connectée de Samsung sort en FranceLa plainte d’Apple aurait été déposée le lundi 2 septembre, en réponse à la procédure que Samsung a engagé devant la Haute Cour en juin dernier. Toutefois, aucune précision n’est donnée quant à la nature des brevets qui auraient été violés par la firme coréenne. La guerre que se livre les deux concurrents a été déclarée partout en Europe. La semaine dernière, Apple obtenait en Allemagne l’interdiction de vente de la Galaxy Tab 10.1, qui violerait un brevet concernant le design de l’iPad 2. En France, c’est Samsung qui vient de déposer une plainte, accusant le géant de Cupertino de violer trois brevets sur la technologie UMTS (voir notre article). Le 15 septembre 2011 à 19:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Passage by Kareem Mortimer wowed audiences at the Portland Maine Film Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMore from the film scene for the Caribbean, this time a director’s choice award for Bahamian film maker Kareem Mortimer. The Bahamian film, simply called: Passage wowed audiences at the Portland Maine Film Festival… Passage’s win in Maine was the latest in a string of laurels that the short has earned. Its success on the festival circuit includes a win in the open category of the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, On Location: Grand Bahama Island and Best Short at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Clarence Rolle of the Bahamas Film & Television Commission accepted on behalf of Mortimer. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img


first_img National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Oct 2014 – Culture is the soul of a nation; the finest expression of humanity and a record of a people’s evolution and advancement. From Salt Ponds, to the Conch Farm; from “going-in-the-field” to billion dollars luxury resorts; from the peaceful donkeys in Grand Turk to the Private Jets in Providenciales; from potato bread to Lobster in reduction sauce; Pepper Joy to Bambara Rum, as a people our cultural story demonstrates a culture in evolution and advancement and that my fellow countrymen is our Heritage. This is what has and will distinguish us from every other nation in the world. It is our unique marker, our signature across history and it is what follows us into the world even as it brings the world to us. And so, I call on you, as your Queen, with pride and affection for all that we are throughout our National Heritage Month, on October 13th; National Heritage Day and beyond, to embrace it. Let me tell you why our heritage means so much to me, and why in this wide, vast world, as we let our imaginations soar across our borders; we must keep our minds rooted firmly in our own historical truth:There are many ways to enter what is beautiful about us, what is humane and what gives us grace, but for me it is the music. We seem to breathe and live by a certain rhythm and melody. I feel it when I do not hear it. But as soon as I hear that Rake n’ Scrape, I feel like a bundle of smiles, and I see the humour, the practicality, the simplicity and the sense of dignity that is in our national character. You see, Rake n’ Scrape to me means a people who have little, but are content to make beauty even with the little they possess. There is something magical, warm and honourable about that. That is our heritage.Who can fail to see and feel something special about our people? We are all Sister and Brother. At every turn we are Cousin… “cuz” so and so. Speaking to us about family is like speaking about the elements of chemistry: we say: “She is my grandmother’s aunt’s husband’s second daughter, but she is my third cousin”. We are “Titter” this and “Babba” that. It is charming and funny, but underneath it reflects and confirms a tradition of respect amongst us, amongst generations of brothers and sisters that is dying in other places around the world. And yet, when the world comes to our shores, we welcome then into this culture of family. This too is our heritage.I love the land, our land – Beautiful by Nature, (Bountiful by Skill), as God intended and the angels obliged. And while I love the fresh mornings, or the Sweet Salinas at Salt Cay, the old world charm and gentility of Grand Turk, and as I am seduced by ambition by Provo’s luxurious race into the future, and made tender by North Caicos’ tending of the soil or Middle Caicos’ calm, where time seems still, and of course, the historical “swag’ of the “Big South”, it is the Flamingoes for me: They seem ancient and delicate. I love the fact that their colour comes from the interaction between what they eat and what the sea provides… because the sea is how we survived. This is also our blessed heritage.In some countries they have monuments and we have our little share. But ours is a remembered culture and a heritage to be acknowledged, remembered and celebrated. I am your honoured Queen and unlike other Queens, I am empowered by you only to issue decrees of love. Let us love what we are through what we have been as the path to what we must become. Let us live with the grace of our national story… and let us gain from and give to our heritage all that gives love, and so gives life to life.Shanice WilliamsMiss Universe Turks and Caicos 2014 Recommended for you Related Items:miss tci universe, national heritage month, shanice williams National Heritage Month ends New TCI based magazine debuts: Karibelast_img read more

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