10 months agoMan Utd players want job to go to Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd players want job to go to Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has already won over Manchester United’s players.The Mirror says Solskjaer was put in charge until the end of the season, while the United hierarchy carry out the process of recruiting a new full-time successor to the sacked Jose Mourinho.Although Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains the first-choice of the board, the Old Trafford giants’ players would be happy for Solskjaer to get it.The fan-favourite former Red Devils striker has pushed his claim to stay in charge beyond this season by rattling off five wins in his first five games — and many of his squad would like to see him get the nod.Solskjaer’s inclusive man-management style, in contrast to predecessor Jose Mourinho’s divisive approach, has been welcomed by United’s squad, particularly the forwards.The 45-year-old, currently ‘on loan’ from his job managing Molde back home, has made no secret of his desire to keep the job on a permanent basis, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is said to be extremely impressed by the start he has made in the role. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Paradigm Watches Aims to Unite Family and Offer Stylish Timepieces

first_imgFor most people shopping for a watch, the search typically involves finding a suitable timepiece strictly for themselves. Perhaps a watch for a friend or loved one may strike someone’s fancy while shopping, but the mere act of buying a watch tends to involve just one person. However, no one told the Australian company Paradigm Watches this presumed fact as the startup recently took to Kickstarter to promote its luxury brand of watches intended for the whole family.Before scoffing at the term luxury, it’s worth pointing out Paradigm also prides itself on offering its high-quality timepieces at hundreds of dollars cheaper than its luxury competition. Put plainly, Kickstarter backers have the ability to secure its Paradigm One watch for $268 instead of the typical retail price of $921. From the campaign’s site, the brand delivers “the quality you would expect in a watch ten times more expensive.”Far from a gimmick, the specifications native to Paradigm’s lineup does evoke a timepiece befit a thousand dollar price tag. Featuring a domed sapphire crystal face, Swiss mechanical movements, and a water-resistance rating up to 330 feet, the Paradigm One oozes class and style. The company also gives parents the ability to engrave messages on the back of each watch for their kids or significant others.Though, what perhaps sets Paradigm apart from its competition even more is the fact the company intends to give back to its community as much as possible, pledging to donate 10 percent of profits to help fight homelessness. Citing a mission statement which reads, “to inspire a generation of people to change course and achieve the achievable,” Paradigm has partnered with several charities in Australia, North America, and the United Kingdom to help assist the rapidly growing population of homeless people.“We love giving back to our communities around the world,” said Paradigm on its Kickstarter campaign. “We see homelessness in first world countries to be a problem, it just shouldn’t be happening. We donate 10% of the profit from each watch to a charity in your region focused on taking women and children off the streets.”So, not only does it offer a luxury timepiece at a fraction of the traditional cost but it’s also built itself to contribute to those in need. In other words, it’s not just the watches which prove enviable as its vision is just as admirable. Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Why Are All These Celebrities Shotgunning Beers? Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel Editors’ Recommendations Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree last_img read more

Saharawis Who Challenge Polisario Deserve No Mercy No Sympathy Polisario Official

Rabat – Amid the ongoing and unprecedented crisis surrounding the Polisario’s attempt to change the status of the buffer zone in an area west of Morocco’s defense wall in Western Sahara, a statement made by a Polisario leader seemed to lay bare the contradictions of the separatist movement and the long-held belief that it is the sole representative of the Saharawis.The Polisario official, Bachir Mustapha Sayed, leveled criticism recently at a new initiative in the Tindouf camps called the “Sahrawi Initiative for Change.” Members of the initiative have been seeking to hold a constituent assembly to foster programs that seek to improve the living conditions in the camps, to better engage with those Sahrawis living there, and to explore alternative ways to end the Western Sahara conflict.“Anybody who splinters from the Polisario, or seeks to establish a new organization will deserve no mercy or sympathy from our side, nor appreciation of his idea,” Mr. Sayed said. The comments sent a clear message to the region: In addition to expelling dissidents and prohibiting associations and movements other than its own self-appointed affiliations, the Polisario seems determined to repress any dissension or opposition to its hardline positions and rhetoric. The Polisario has long sought to attract international sympathy for its movement by selling itself as the sole legitimate representative of the “oppressed Saharawi people.” Mr. Sayed’s recent statements, however, are a scathing verbal assault on Saharawis who feel attached to Morocco as a unified nation and to those who express their opinion related to Morocco’s sincerity in finding a solution to the dispute and ending the dire conditions of the people stranded in the camps.Many outside observers are seemingly unaware that there are a growing number Saharawis who do not see the Polisario as a legitimate representative of the people of Sahara. But these Saharawi voices are harshly silenced, squashed, and charged with treason for sympathizing with “the enemy.”Former Polisario Police chief Mustafa Salma Ouled Sidi Mouloud spoke to Morocco World News about Mr. Sayed’s video and its implications for any Saharawis who dare to challenge the legitimacy of the separatist movement. Mr. Salma, who was first imprisoned and then expelled from Tindouf in 2010 for daring to suggest that Morocco’s Autonomy Plan can serve as a genuine roadmap towards a peaceful settlement, told Morocco World News that the separatist is not ready to negotiate any political solution to the dispute or accept any challenge to its rule over the Tindouf camps.“This statement gives a clear idea about the contradictions of the Polisario. It demands that Morocco allow the Sahrawis to determine their fate. Meanwhile, the Polisario’s view in this video shows that it refuses that any Sahrawi express their opinion against it and considers them rogue, dissidents whose ideas deserve no sympathy,” Mr. Salma said.And so, whereas Morocco has been expressing its wholehearted support for a mutually beneficial political solution, the separatists seem inflexible in their rhetoric: Amplify and exaggerate the claim of victimhood, and disparage all Moroccan efforts towards ending the crisis. The strategy being to ultimately discredit Morocco’s Autonomy Plan in the eyes of the international community.“The problem is that the person who uses this rhetoric is the one in charge of human rights in the Tindouf camps,” Mr. Salma concluded, suggesting that the Polisario says it wants a solution while its actions are aimed at ensuring the impossibility of a political and mutually beneficial solution.Salma went to add his belief that the Polisario can by no means allow other dissenting Saharawis to express themselves freely and establish organizations or political parties that challenge their supremacy.“To open the way for the inhabitants of the camps to establish civil organizations would pave the way for political pluralism, which would challenge Polisario’s claim that it is the legitimate representative of the Saharawis. And this possibility has been long ruled out and rejected by Algeria, because democracy in the sense of pluralism would cause the Polisario to lose its status as the sole representative of the Saharwis and this is a red line,” he added.Mustapha Salma, who has been deprived from seeing his family for the past 8 years, said it is “surprising to see the report of the UN Secretary-General which mentions no violations of human rights in the Tindouf camps when the Saharawis are deprived of their rights of assembly and freedom of expression.”“The report of the UN Secretary-General cannot reflect the reality of human rights violations in the Tindouf camps for the simple reason that there is no civil society organization that can monitor and report them,” he noted. read more

When Trump Speaks Shithole Oblige

Rabat – President Donald Trump said the United States will be “watching very closely,” as he called on the same African nations that he previously deemed“shithole countries” to support USA’s joint 2026 World Cup bid.Considering his past statements, many assumed that African countries would come out in droves to support Morocco’s bid. Instead, since Trump’s threat, no African country has pledged support to Morocco. Needless to say, Morocco has been very active in the last decade helping other African countries improve their economies and with 2.57 billion dollars of foreign direct investment, Morocco is the first in Africa’s 2017 Investment Index. As soon as President Donald Trump spoke, South Africa obliged. The South Africa Minister of Sport and Recreation Tokozile Xasa, announced, “We are very clear that we can’t support Morocco,” adding, “ Our parliament was very straightforward in this regard‚ it is the mandate of the country and it is an obligation for sporting bodies to understand what the country’s agenda is.”South Africa prides itself as one of the most active defender of Africa’s causes, even though this recent action reveals that it is not above stabbing the back of another African nation. Despite past differences, Morocco prides itself on prioritizing the needs of other African nations. We should help each other in time of need and not be at the mercy of a bully.While United 2026  has received the endorsement of all South and Central American countries for 2026, Morocco has yet to receive more than few votes of support from the 54 African countries. Morocco has been at odds with Algerian leadership for more than 5 decades, and yet, they are still supporting the Moroccan bid.Algerian leadership understands that a vote against Morocco is a vote against the Moroccan people. The Algerian people would never forgive their leadership, had they endorsed United 2026.African countries are not the only ones hesitant to support Morocco; Arab nations have displayed mixed responses, as well. Saudi Arabia–a state that Morocco typically defends tooth and nail–chose the 2026 World Cup bid to retaliate against Morocco for being neutral during the kingdom’s previous political breakdown with Qatar.While the Arab League and the OIC came out in collective support of Morocco’s bid, not many individual countries from these 2 organizations have come out in full support of Morocco.Most African and Arab countries are secretly hoping that FIFA disqualifies Morocco before the final vote, so that they won’t have to consider disappointing Trump. However, this will not happen. FIFA was supposed to send another group of inspectors to Morocco, and as of today, they have not shown up. Gianni Infantino, the FIFA head has apparently decided to let the vote to take place on June 13. No one would have expected that France, which maintains an excellent relationship with the United States and Canada, would support Morocco without any reservations so early in the bid process. That’s a real friendship without any calculations. The French people and government are Morocco’s true friends. They have been defending our sacred cause at the UN for decades, and they are not about to let go of the Moroccan people. Moroccans will continue to say “Vive la France!”Meanwhile, Spain is cleverly waiting for the right moment to pledge its support to whichever bid will cause less embarrassment. One thing is sure: a vote against Morocco will not make the more than 700,000 Moroccans calling Spain home very happy.The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent any institution or entity. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission. read more

Moroccos First Pettherapy Coming to Rabat Children Hospital

Rabat- Cats, dogs, rabbits and other furry animals can soon accompany patients on their journey toward recovery, beginning June 28 in Souissi Children’s Hospital, Rabat.Perhaps one of the most-anticipated and needed additions to Morocco’s health system is animal-assisted therapy, due to the many benefits it gives to the patient’s emotional and psychological well-being. The first of its kind in the country will be dedicated to children battling illness in Rabat’s Children Hospital, thanks to an initiative by the Friends of the Children’s Hospital in Rabat Association (AAHER) and the High Institute of Audiovisual Works and Cinemas. The inauguration of the space provided for pet-therapy will take place on June 28, after a fundraising gala set for June 6 at Allal El Fassi Theater in Rabat. Another fundraising gala is scheduled for the day of the inauguration at Annakhil Palace in Temara, south of Rabat.Children living or visiting the hospital will be able to bond with the animals, an experience that helps children heal and provides more affection for animals.  It is to be hoped this first step will encourage more pet-therapy spaces to open in hospitals throughout the kingdom, so that a larger population can benefit from its physical and psychological advantages.The advantages of pet-therapyFor both adults and children, having animals around as a form of treatment has proved therapeutic across the world. Pets like dogs or other animals encourage physical activity and social interaction, while animals like rabbits or cats help relieve stress.Calming animals can also soothe easily-irritated or angry patients by prompting the body to release endorphins, chemicals that produce a calming effect.Patients suffering from depression or mental diseases can benefit exceedingly from the presence of a pet, especially ferrets, according to The Douglas Institute, which specializes in serving people with mental health problems. read more

Sorry Instagram users ads coming to Canadian streams soon

Sorry, Instagram users: ads coming to Canadian streams soon TORONTO – Facebook’s popular Instagram photo sharing app will start running ads in Canada soon.Some users may have already seen a message from Instagram with a head’s up that advertisements will soon be displayed in their streams.It was about a year ago that Instagram started sprinkling ads into user streams in the U.S., and a similar move was made in the U.K. in September.Instagram also recently launched video ads in the U.S.Instagram, which was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 in a US$1 billion deal, says it has 200 million users worldwide.The company says it has shared more than 20 billion photos to date and averages about 60 million daily. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2014 9:20 am MDT read more

The clock is ticking on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals says UN

“Climate change is ravaging the planet… staggering numbers of children and youth – especially girls and young women – still lack access to basic education and healthcare services, [and] people in many countries are starved of economic opportunities, decent work and social protection measures”, she told the  2019 ECOSOC Partnership Forum, where governments, business representatives and other influencers met to discuss how partnerships can best advance and the 17 (SDGs).During today’s ECOSOC Partnership Forum, we explore how partnerships can drive inclusive implementation of the SDGs. Join us live: https://t.co/re8QqoTipx @UNDESA @AminaJMohammed #Partnerships2030 pic.twitter.com/gtOeEEIEkj— UN Global Compact (@globalcompact) April 11, 2019 Under the theme, “Partnerships Driving Inclusive Implementation of the SDGs”, the Forum will capture key policy messages to inform the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in in September.“Our task is immense, but many of the pathways to change are in plain sight”, she asserted, adding that while “success is still possible”, it requires difficult conversations around “the need to fill partnership skillset gaps, tackle financing shortfalls, and address data deficiencies”.The economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development call for “a fully integrated approach” that engages everyone.“Partnerships are critical for achieving progress across the full agenda” stressed Ms. Mohammed, calling SDG 17 on partnerships, “the ‘connective tissue’ which will ensure an integrated and holistic approach to sustainable development”.The deputy UN chief shared four points for discussion, beginning with a commitment between the UN, governments, private sector and civil society to work together in a more coordinated and integrated way. “The transformation we need requires us to acknowledge that everyone is a development actor,” she argued. “Governments alone cannot achieve the SDGs”. Secondly, she pointed to the need to prioritize investments in platforms and coalitions that engage a larger ecosystem of partners. “Investments in cross-cutting, high-return priorities have strong potential to unlock progress across multiple SDGs”, she stated, flaggin a range of areas, from quality education and health services to zero-carbon energy and environmental conservation.Ms. Mohammad’s third point focused on leadership, innovation and strategic collaborations “at the local level”. “We must draw on the knowledge and experience of local communities and actors on the ground to ensure that we replicate and scale up the most promising models”, she emphasized. Ensuring that the process to socialize the SDGs and strengthen ownership is “inclusive, transparent and accountable”, was her final point.“All stakeholders, big or small should find a place to play their role and make their contribution”, she maintained. The transformation we need requires us to acknowledge that everyone is a development actor – Deputy Secretary-GeneralShe urged everyone to “reflect honestly about where we are falling short, because those shortcomings are also where the opportunities lie to make a difference”. “Only with this kind of pragmatic approach will we realize our aspiration of leaving no one behind”, said Ms. Mohammed, with the reminder that promoting equitable access and equal participation by all, including the most marginalized, “is a fundamental ethic of the SDG era”. Turning to capacity-building for vulnerable groups, she encouraged the forum to apply “a lens of inclusion and empowerment” to ensure that they “are put in the driver’s seat for SDG implementation”. Recalling that young people, particularly women and entrepreneurs, are at the forefront of SDG progress, the Deputy Secretary-General concluded: “Let’s make sure we listen carefully to their vision and draw inspiration from their determination and commitment to creating a better world”. read more

Services over the holiday season

Brock University offices will be closed at 12 noon, Thursday, Dec. 24, and will reopen at 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.The Walker Complex will be open to the public Dec. 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Dec. 24 from 6:30 a.m. to 12 noon; closed Dec. 25 to 27; open Dec. 28 to 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Jan. 1; open Jan. 2 and 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open Jan. 4 to 8 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; open Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.From Dec. 28 to 31 and Jan. 2 and 3, access to the Walker Complex will be limited to the west entrance opposite the tennis courts. Regular hours will commence Monday, Jan 11.Holiday access: From Friday, Dec. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 3 (inclusive), Campus Security Services will unlock the Schmon Tower’s main entrance doors from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2 p.m. for faculty and staff who do not possess an exterior door key and have a legitimate reason to enter the University. We request that all faculty and staff accessing 573 Glenridge and Academic East also sign in at the Information Desk located on the main floor of the Schmon Tower lobby during this same time.For personal safety, anyone entering the University during this period should sign in and out.Faculty and staff do not need a pass to gain access providing they have their own keys for access and can produce ID. Anyone else wishing access to the University must notify Campus Security Services via an email from their administrative assistant, dean or department head and send it to security@brocku.ca advising of their impending visit.This email notice must be received prior to Dec. 18 by 4 p.m. and must specify times and dates of the visits. Brock University ID must be produced on the day of the visit.In the event of a building or grounds-related emergency during the period of Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 (inclusive), please call Campus Security Services at x3200 which, in turn, will inform the applicable Facilities Management staff that can best address the situation. Heating setbacks will be in effect when the University is closed.Custodial Services will be provided at the Walker Complex during hours of operation over the holiday season.There will be no food service on campus other than vending machines during the holidays. There are a number of food outlets on the east side of Glenridge Avenue, immediately opposite the main campus.Should a significant snowfall occur, major campus roads will be cleared including lots D and P. These are the parking lots that should be utilized by all visitors, faculty, staff and students. There will be no charge for permit holders to park in these lots over the holiday period.If you have further questions regarding this notice after Dec. 24, contact Campus Security Services, x3200.Note: Campus Security will not be able to process any access requests that are received after the deadline of Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. read more

UConn Has Been Slightly Less Dominant In The Tournament Than It Was

In case you haven’t been reading this site lately, here’s the latest reminder that the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team, which is seeking its third straight national title Tuesday in Tampa, is really, really good. UConn is way more dominant than Kentucky’s men’s team was even before the Wildcats lost in the national semis. It’s way better than its closest rivals in the women’s game: Notre Dame, its opponent Tuesday. And it’s even way more dominant than its worthiest rivals: other recent UConn teams.Before the tournament began, we tracked how much UConn led by in its games, on average, throughout the 40 minutes of regulation. Not only had UConn crushed its opponents by an average of 42 points per game this year, but it was even more dominant earlier in the game — for instance, it led at halftime by an average of 25 points. And at just about every stage of the average game, the Huskies were ahead by more points than the UConn teams of the previous four years. The big exception was their Elite Eight game against Dayton, in which UConn had a lead of more than 10 points for less than a quarter of the game.What we didn’t know then is whether the comparison would hold up once the NCAA tournament began. UConn would have to face some tough competition — could it continue to dominate?The answer is a qualified yes. UConn’s average halftime margin has been 18.2 points during the tournament, compared to 24.8 points in the regular season and American Athletic Conference tournament — a drop-off of 27 percent. But it has caught up a bit in the second half of games, winning by an average of 37.4 points — just 11 percent lower than its 42.1-point average lead at the end of regulation coming into the tournament. That may mean that UConn peaked at different times in tournament games, or that the 11 percent gap is understating the extent to which UConn has struggled in the tournament, since it spent less time with its foot off the gas pedal in the second half. Of course, struggling is relative for these Huskies: They’ve still won each of their tournament games by at least 21 points.A related question we faced was how much of this team’s apparent edge over its UConn predecessors would drop away once it, like its predecessors, had to play in the tournament. The answer is, not much.This chart isn’t finished yet — Notre Dame will have something to say about it. Our March Madness predictions give the Fighting Irish only a 14 percent chance of winning. They have an even smaller chance of winning by enough to change UConn’s overwhelmingly dominant profile.Correction: An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to a tournament in which UConn played. It was the American Athletic Conference tournament, not the Big East. read more

Vers une électronique écologique grâce à la soie daraignée

first_imgVers une électronique écologique grâce à la soie d’araignée ?Selon une étude scientifique publiée en début de semaine, la soie d’araignée, de minuscules tubes de carbone, un peu d’eau et beaucoup de finesse permettraient de donner naissance à l’électronique du futur. Ses caractéristiques ? à la fois nanométrique et écologique.La soie d’araignée est connue pour son extrême résistance. Mais ce n’est pas son seul avantage. En effet, elle est aussi bon marché, biodégradable et compatible avec des usages médicaux puisqu’elle n’entraîne pas de rejet. Mais ce n’est pas tout puisque, soumise à un certain taux d’humidité, la fibre de la soie d’araignée s’allonge et grossit. Il est donc envisageable de la soumettre à une “super contraction” en augmentant son diamètre tout en réduisant sa longueur.Toutes ces caractéristiques font de cette soie un matériau idéal pour des applications électroniques miniaturisées dans le domaine des implants ou des senseurs. Le seul “défaut” de la soie d’araignée est en vérité sa faible conductivité électrique. Pour solutionner ce problème, des chercheurs ont eu l’idée de pulvériser des nanotubes de carbone, de très bons conducteurs d’électricité d’à peine 80 nanomètres (milliardième de mètre) de diamètre, sur de la soie d’araignée mouillée. “Notre échantillon a été pris de l’arbre situé en dehors de notre laboratoire. Heureusement, je travaille en Floride où il y a à peu près des araignées partout. Donc nous ne sommes jamais à court d’échantillons, nous allons simplement dehors et les récupérons des arbres”, a plaisanté Eden Steven de la Floride State University, soulignant ainsi un autre avantage de ce matériau.Une solidité 3 fois supérieure À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une fois déroulée, la pelote de soie obtenue a vu ses propriétés naturelles augmentée avec une solidité trois fois supérieure à celle de la soie d’araignée d’origine mais elle était en plus devenue un excellent conducteur. En utilisant cette soie améliorée, les scientifiques ont réalisé des expériences tout à fait convaincantes. Dans la revue Nature Communications, ils expliquent avoir réalisé un prototype d’électrode capable de mesurer les pulsations cardiaques. Plus étonnant encore, ils ont mis au point un système capable d’abaisser ou de soulever une masse de 35 milligrammes rien qu’avec un peu d’eau et un léger courant électrique chauffant le fil, rapporte l’AFP. “C’est biodégradable et bio-renouvelable, donc… ça ne produira pas les déchets électroniques que les dispositifs conventionnels laissent. C’est un matériau très polyvalent”, a ajouté Steven cité par le Los Angeles Times. Des applications variées D’autres recherches ont également lieu pour explorer les avantages de la soie d’araignée. Ainsi, des chercheurs ont réussi à réaliser des sutures, remplacer des ligaments ou des tendons à l’aide de cette soie. Un chercheur japonais a même fabriqué des cordes de violon tressées en soie d’araignée. Selon lui, ce violon possède un son exceptionnel.Le 15 septembre 2013 à 11:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

New Chairs and Appointees to ASA Committees Unveiled

first_imgASA President Ray Gaesser has named the chairs and appointees for the association’s various committees and working groups.New First Vice President Wade Cowan of Brownfield, Texas, will chair the Public Affairs Committee. Vice Presidents Bob Worth of Lake Benton, Minn., and Bob Henry of Robinson, Kan., will remain as chairs of the Membership and Corporate Relations and Trade Policy and International Affairs Committees, respectively.Vice President Kevin Hoyer of West Salem, Wisc., will chair the Communications Committee, and President Gaesser will assume the role of chairman for both the Farm Bill Task Force and the Biotechnology Working Group.For a full list of appointments and members on each committee, please click here.last_img

Walker cuts 58M from schools

first_imgMembers of the Great Alaska Schools coalition have repeatedly lobbied and rallied for school funding.(2014 file Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)Gov. Walker’s vetoes fall heavily on K-12 education, which would lose $58 million.Download Audio“We wanted to impact public education as little as possible, but there had to be some modification,” he said.The largest share of that cut is to the account the state uses to partially reimburse local governments for school bonds. Walker, a former mayor and city councilman, says he’s well aware his decision just takes that burden off the state.“It does shift it to the local communities, and we feel badly about that. This shifts it – I mean everybody is going to be impacted in some way,” he said.He has also cut $10 million from rural school construction.Caroline Storm, an Anchorage architect and the mom of a sixth grader, says she hardly has words to describe her reaction to the school cuts.“Mind-blowingly disappointed,” she said.Storm is a member of Great Alaska Schools, which has lobbied the Legislature to maintain education funding.“We’ve been going to Juneau, we’ve been advocating, we’ve been pleading, we’ve been begging,” she said. “I’ve talked to the governor myself, several times, personally. I have accosted him on the jet-way of planes, to ask him not to do precisely what he just did.”To Storm, the most painful part of the education veto is a smaller line item: A reduction of $6.3 million from the state’s per-student formula funding. Storm says that will mean a loss of dozens of teachers and directly affect the classroom. Still, she doesn’t blame Walker.“He was absolutely forced into all of these cuts,” she said.Storm blames the Legislature. She says lawmakers played partisan politics and did almost nothing to solve the state’s budget crisis.The governor also vetoed $10 million from the University of Alaska and held back $80 million from the Higher Education Fund, which pays performance scholarships.The Anchorage School District says its share of the education cuts comes to more than $16 million, mostly from lost debt reimbursement.last_img read more

Five pseudo reporters arrested net cash Rs 50000 recovered

first_imgHyderabad: The West Zone task force team on Saturday nabbed five fake reporters on charges of entering Spas and Massage Centres illegally and extorting money from owners. The police recovered net cash of Rs 50,000, TV press reporter identity card, one DVR Box, Hard disc and seven cell phones from the possession of the accused. The accused persons were identified as A Surender Raju (33), S Kiran Kumar (30), T Raghunath Chary (28), B Raja Krishna (26) and B Ravi (28). Also Read – Car mechanic held in Hyderabad for killing Class 10 girl in Jadcherla Advertise With Us According to the police, the prime accused Surender Raju previously started a beauty salon business at Habsiguda but it liquidated due to losses. Later he started working as a car driver. At the time of running beauty salon as most of the customers asked him to arrange for cross massage, he arranged without obtaining any license and permission from authorities. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us As such, he hatched a plan to extort money from massage parlours by posing as a reporter. He shared his plan with other accused, who agreed, and they hatched plan to extort money from massage parlours. On 7 August the accused persons entered Family beauty Salon and Spa at SR Nagar and extorted money of Rs 40,000 and fled away from the spot. Advertise With Us Likewise, on August 7 and August 13, the accused persons entered other such places at SR Nagar and Habsiguda areas and extorted money. On credible information, the task force personnel arrested the accused persons and recovered extorted money from their possession. The arrested persons along with seized property were handed over to SR Nagar police station for further action.last_img read more

Journalist Jahangir on life support

first_imgMuhammad JahangiMuhammad Jahangir, a journalist and executive director of Centre for Development Communication, was put on life support at a hospital in the city on Monday.He has been suffering from cancer and put on life support at Asgar Ali Hospital in the city, said Tanbirul Islam, assistant general manager of Yunus Centre.Jahangir is the editor of Monthly BINODAN, a magazine for the adolescent, being published since February 1998.He also teaches journalism at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). He also works as a part time teacher at University of Development Alternative (UODA).He Joined The Daily Dainik Bangla as university correspondent in 1970 and was promoted to staff reporter two years later. He later joined the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).Jahangir is the former Dhaka Correspondent of Daily ‘Aazkal’ of Kolkata.He was also involved with two TV channels.Jahangir is also a member of Bangla Academy, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, National Press Club, and Rotary Club, among others.last_img read more

Harris County Did It And Now Travis County Is Suing Some Major

first_img Share pexels.comThe lawsuit, filed on Monday, claims the drug firms facilitated widespread addiction to opioids by promoting their use through deceptive marketing and falsely downplaying the risks.Travis County spokesperson Hector Nieto said the actions of those companies resulted in costs to taxpayers.“Whenever the county has to respond as a result of someone overdosing on opioids, suffering the effects of opioids, or being hospitalized because of opioids, at some point in time, Travis County winds up having to cover that bill,” said Nieto.Companies named in the suit have defended their practice in the past saying they’ve worked to mitigate abuse of opioids while ensuring they can be prescribed legally to treat pain.Harris County filed suit against pharmaceutical companies, and even a few doctors and a pharmacist, back in December.last_img read more

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Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil and defender Jerome Boateng AFP Ozil was slammed by German fans on social media for his woeful displays in the shock group stage defeats to Mexico and South Korea having been dropped for the last-gasp win over Sweden Boateng says the entire German squad must shoulder the blame for the disastrous performances in Russia not just Ozil or head coach Joachim Loew who has said he is considering his future "It was and is down to us players We were on the pitch and the coach gave us clear words and instructions which we did not follow" said Boateng For the first time since 1938 Germany failed to get past the first round at a World Cup which Boateng admits was a "shock for all of us "There was a lot missing: will passion conviction – we acted paralysed We just had too many failings" he added Amid the fall out of the holders’ early exit Ozil was singled out by pundits with former captain Lothar Matthaeus accusing him of no longer looking comfortable in the Germany shirt Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan fell offside with German fans after posing for pictures with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the eve of the World Cup which put their loyalty to Germany in question Boateng admits the controversy was an "unhappy" distraction which created a "very difficult situation" for both players Ozil refused to comment on the Erdogan issue or face the German media during the World Cup However on Saturday he posted how the early exit "hurts so much We just weren’t good enough I’ll need some time to get over it" on Instagram but made no mention of his Germany future Boateng has ruled out retiring from international duty amid calls in the German media for a clean-out of all underperforming 2014 World Cup winners "As long as nobody comes up to me and tells me that everything is going to be completely new and I am not part of the plan then I would like to continue" said the burly Bayern Munich defender "I am a leader and as such willing to get involved "I will try to pass on my experience to the young players and I really want to help us play well again" Clickherefor full coverage ofFIFAWorld Cup 2018 Clickhereto view the full schedule ofFIFAWorld Cup 2018 Kolkata:West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday claimed that the ruling Trinamool Congress is not willing to resolve the Darjeeling unrest to gain political benefit in the region by trying to create a divide between Nepali and Bengali communities Representational image Reuters Ghosh who earlier advocated a tripartite meeting between the Central and state governments and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders to resolve the unrest alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government is trying to fuel "anti-Nepali sentiment" among the Bengalis living in north Bengal "The state government is not willing to discuss the Darjeeling unrest because they do not want to solve it The issue gives them political benefit" Ghosh told IANS "They are trying to create a divide between the Nepali community and the Bengalis living in the hills North Bengal is not a stronghold of Trinamool That’s why they are trying to strengthen their base by fuelling anti-Nepali sentiment" he said Taking a swipe at Chief Minister Banerjee the BJP leader said that "it’s funny she had to depend on the army which she once termed as extortionists to save her face in Darjeeling" "The state police have no role in the hills now They have been driven away to the plains The army has been called in to maintain law and order" Ghosh said The picturesque Darjeeling district in the northern West Bengal is on the boil for more than two weeks over demands for a separate state of Gorkhaland It has been facing an indefinite shutdown for the last 10 days While GJM which is spearheading the movement for Gorkhaland has repeatedly rejected any possibility of talks with the state government accusing it of "oppression and high handedness" the state government maintains that it is ready for a discussion after the situation in the area becomes normal IDEAS Belinda Luscombe is an editor-at-large of TIME The Chinese artist and activist is taking on migration issues and the rise of nationalism with a documentary and his biggest public art project to date Your exhibition in New York City is called “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” What’s it about Before the Berlin Wall collapsed about 11 nations had border [walls] and fences Now it’s jumped to 70 so you have seen the tendency to exclude and to defend New York is a city that is made of immigrants This is not a normal kind of public art; it uses the city as a ready-made and develops projects through the city’s boroughs especially the immigrant areas using bus shelters and subway stops Some people support President Trump’s wall because they’re worried about being overwhelmed by people from other countries What would you say to them There’s a lot of talk about the potential danger It’s saying “We are better than them They are the danger They are the problem” It’s trying not to recognize humanity as one It’s against the ideology that we’re all created equal and it’s a violation of our understanding of human rights and human dignity and it’s just such a backward movement How do you walk the line between making art that connects as art and art that connects as a political statement First I’m an artist Absolutely my art is with me in all my activities My defense of human rights or freedom of speech is really related to the very essential core of the art practice There’s a discussion going on about Confederate statues in the US Do you think they should be removed I support the freedom of speech I think that is what we have to defend and even though those statues may not be pleasant they still reflect where we come from If you see what happens in China the party constantly changes reality and history to its own favor which really establishes a totally tyrannical control You lived in the US for a little while as an art student in the ’80s Were you in the country legally Nobody ever asked me that question I came to the US as a student But I dropped out of school and so I became an illegal alien in New York City for years Nobody ever checked–not even when I brought a lot of trouble to the police when we had the [Tompkins Square Park] riots Why did you pull back on social media I grew up in a society in which no individual voice can be heard whether you are a President or company leader or poet So when social media provided me such a possibility I got absolutely lost in it I was kind of completely wild and I spent like 24 hours a day [with it] It was just never enough After so much argument about those very essential values I lost my voice It’s just like a singer lost his voice because I repeatedly talked about those big issues And then one day I had a chance to develop artworks You paid a price for your father’s work as a poet when he was exiled How do you feel about your son in that context I was born while my father was being purged and I grew up in this exiled condition,上海龙凤论坛Misael; he cleaned public toilets in a very remote area And then for 30 years he was forbidden to write anything But he is today the most patriotic poet loves his nation his people and the fight for the independence of the nation At the time I was arrested my son was only 2½ When I went into detention the only thing I felt sorry about is I thought I was going to be sentenced to over 10 years So my son’s condition really made me become much softer I have to protect his safety have to send him to Germany to a safe ground and also I have to take this exile path with him Contact us at editors@timecom This appears in the October 23 2017 issue of TIME IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsEight people have accused Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior and harassment according to a new report from CNN The allegations against the 80-year-old actor range from inappropriate touching to suggestive comments and were brought by entertainment reporters including a CNN reporter who co-wrote the story as well as people in the entertainment industry according to CNN The outlet reportedly spoke to an additional eight people who said they had seen Freeman’s alleged misconduct "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy” Freeman said in a statement provided to TIME “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected that was never my intent" One woman who said she was a production assistant on Freeman’s 2017 film Going In Style told CNN that the actor subjected her to months of unwanted comments and physical contact including one incident in which he allegedly repeatedly tried unsuccessfully to lift her skirt and asked if she was wearing underwear Another woman who said she was a senior production staffer on 2013’s Now You See Me told CNN that she and her assistants endured months of lewd comments from Freeman to the point that they stopped wearing fitted clothing around him CNN reporter Chloe Melas who co-wrote the CNN story said Freeman made inappropriate comments about her body when she interviewed him while six months pregnant His remarks reportedly included “I wish I was there” and “You are ripe” Melas said Tyra Martin entertainment producer at Chicago’s WGN-TV told CNN that Freeman frequently made comments about her appearance during interviews but said only one incident when Freeman allegedly told her “Oh don’t pull it down now” after she adjusted the skirt of her dress “gave [her] pause” None of the other accusers were named by CNN and the outlet adds that multiple people interviewed for the story said they had never witnessed inappropriate behavior from Freeman Freeman who won a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in January at the height of attention to the #MeToo movement was widely praised for calling out the group’s gender-specific award statues in his acceptance speech "I wasnt going to do this Im going to tell you whats wrong with this statue" Freeman said "It works from the back but from the front its gender specific Maybe I started something" Write to Jamie Ducharme at jamieducharme@timecom" Boateng told German daily Welt on Sunday She then stayed underwater long enough for the Waif to presume she was dead before emerging to straggle through the streets of Braavos Why was she not carrying Needle [her sword] with her while Rs 1 "We have witnessed in the past three-and-a-half years you have to code that purpose into its cultural DNA GoDaddy shares the results of our gender balance and pay equity studies The company’s board launched an independent investigation and regulators in Nevada at leastseems to understand him better than anyone Boko Haram say different an electronic warfare suite Perhaps the entire show takes place inside GRTA’s hard drives James seems to have named the computer behind his experimental trials after his mother: GRTA read more

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