TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Steven Sessegnon delighted with new Fulham contractby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteven Sessegnon has signed a new deal with Fulham.The 18-year-old has agreed a deal which keeps him at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2022, with a Club option to extend by a further 12 months.Having come through the Academy since joining as an Under-9 alongside twin brother Ryan, Steven penned his first professional contract with Fulham last summer.“It feels very good,” Sessegnon told fulhamfc.com. “It’s something I’ve been working towards for the last few months and it feels amazing to get it done and over the line.“You could say the first [pro deal] was very special but this one has shown all the hard work I’ve done personally, not just with this Club but with international success as well. It is rewarding helping contribute to the progression of Fulham.“This can only motivate me to keep working harder. I will carry on doing as I am and keep on heading towards the next one.“Hopefully I can make my league debut very soon, but over time I need to keep working hard and knuckling down and see what happens.“You can’t rush this sort of thing. I’m going to take my chance, whenever it might come.“The Millwall game in the Carabao Cup was a great feeling for me. That was something I’m not used to, but one that will push me on, and spur me on in the future to achieve great things.”
Taylor Decker spent part of his Wednesday morning doing some work that should please Ohio State fans greatly. The Buckeyes’ offensive tackle surfed Twitter, found a bunch of incorrect predictions made about his national champion team and retweeted them. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman found eight tweets that proved to be very, very wrong. There are plenty, plenty more out there to be found, too. Funny how things work, often those who said you couldn’t will cheer the loudest when you do #raisethewhiteropes— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) February 25, 2015 @TDeck68 @TDeck68Decker recognized one of the few people who did not lose faith in Ohio State, too. @TDeck68 looks like i was the opposite of those people pic.twitter.com/4fac4tLB1f— Thomas Khristenko (@ChefKyrie) February 25, 2015Taylor Decker: really good offensive lineman, even better user of Twitter.
Meanwhile, preparations are in high gear for activities in relation to Parent Month, which is to be observed in November. Among the activities to be undertaken are a church service, introduction of a parent mentorship programme, and a public forum entitled ‘Street Talk Live’. Story Highlights The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is to use qualitative research to greatly improve the execution of its mandate to provide support and advocacy for the nation’s parents. The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is to use qualitative research to greatly improve the execution of its mandate to provide support and advocacy for the nation’s parents.Speaking with JIS News, new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kaysia Kerr, said that greater levels of research, along with anecdotal data, will help to come up with creative solutions in their tasks.Miss Kerr also said there will be greater streamlining of activities of the NPSC to link with the overarching objectives of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The Commission has already begun the process of deepening relations with schools in order to facilitate a more broad-based approach to public education and advocacy to achieve the desired outcome of stronger family units.In the meantime, the NPSC Head said that children with special needs is an area of interest that will be pursued under her leadership, and that there is some room for increased support for parents of special needs children, who require particular skill sets and access to vital information to empower them to properly care for their children.Another objective for the CEO is to increase human resource personnel at the NPSC, in order to significantly improve response time in situations of distress.She explained that there are times when situations are unfolding and expert intervention is needed immediately but there may be delays, based on the available personnel.“This is something that we would like to address in the short term, and discussions of that nature are now under way with the Ministry to facilitate this particular outcome,” she said.Miss Kerr informed that one of the key strategies that will drive the kinds of improvements she hopes to achieve is a thrust towards increasing revenue streams, which can be done through the provision of research findings and consultancy services to different entities, locally and internationally, at a reasonable cost.She commended her predecessor for the work that has already been done by the organisation, adding that she expects to build on that foundation.Meanwhile, preparations are in high gear for activities in relation to Parent Month, which is to be observed in November. Among the activities to be undertaken are a church service, introduction of a parent mentorship programme, and a public forum entitled ‘Street Talk Live’. The Commission has already begun the process of deepening relations with schools in order to facilitate a more broad-based approach to public education and advocacy to achieve the desired outcome of stronger family units.
Six stories in the news for Monday, Nov. 12———PM WARNS OF POLITICIANS’ MISUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIAPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says politicians need to learn how to enhance citizen engagement through the use of social media in the face of leaders using those platforms to undermine democracy. He made the comment this morning while speaking at a conference in Paris. Without mentioning any names, he suggested there are politicians who are using the technology to foster polarization in the electorate. U.S. President Donald Trump, of course, is notorious for using angry tweets to fire up his legions of followers and vent at his critics.———UCP MEMBER APOLOGIZES FOR COMMENTS ON LGBTQ FLAGA member of Alberta’s United Conservative Party is apologizing for making a comparison between the rainbow LGBTQ pride flag and swastikas. John Carpay issued a statement last night to clarify remarks he made at a weekend conference in Calgary organized by the conservative news outlet Rebel Media. Carpay says he was talking about totalitarianism when he “referred in the same sentence” to the rainbow flag and the flags bearing Nazi and communist symbols. In doing so, he says he “unintentionally drew a broad comparison” between them.———INUIT PLAN SAYS TOO MANY POLAR BEARS THREATENING PUBLIC SAFETYThere are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says growing bear numbers are increasingly jeopardizing public safety and it’s time Inuit knowledge drove management policy. Polar bears killed two Inuit last summer.———POT COMPANY HOPES TO FILL LOST MILL JOBSA cannabis company says it plans to build a grow facility in Merritt, B.C., and replace the jobs that were lost in a sawmill closure two years ago. Emerald Plants Health Source purchased a massive chunk of land and plans to build an initial three-thousand-square-metre facility before building up to potentially more than 100-thousand square metres. Two hundred people lost their jobs when the Tolko mill closed in 2016 and the cannabis company hopes to hire more than 200 workers once it’s up and running.———CROWD WATCHES AS BACKHOE RIPS INTO MANGLED PLANECrews have begun tearing into the mangled Boeing 747 cargo jet that overshot a Halifax runway last week. Dozens of people watched yesterday as a backhoe dug into the midsection of the fuselage, which buckled when the empty SkyLease Cargo plane overshot the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Wednesday. The huge plane’s landing gear collapsed and two of its engines were torn off as it skidded along for 210 metres, coming perilously close to a public road.———VIOLA DESMOND BILL BEGINS CIRCULATION NEXT WEEKA new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation in a week, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. The civil rights pioneer and businesswoman is the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote, which will also show a map of Halifax’s historic north end, home to one of Canada’s oldest black communities and the site where Desmond opened her first salon.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon holds a Montreal press conference about the aerospace industry.— Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Toronto.— Aurora Cannabis Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss first quarter results.— First-degree murder trial in Vancouver for Garry Handlen, accused of the 1978 slaying of 12-year-old Monica Jack.———The Canadian Press
Auckland: H S Prannoy hogged all the limelight after he stunned Tommy Sugiarto in straight games to sail into the men’s singles quarter finals of the New Zealand Open badminton tournament on Thursday. Unseeded Prannoy shocked second seed Sugiarto 21-14, 21-12 in 37 minutes to book his place in the last-eight round. He will take on fifth seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in the quarters. But the day started on a bad note for India as B Sai Praneeth was blown away by star shuttler Lin Dan of China 12-21, 12-21. Seventh seed Lin Dan moved to the quarters where he will be up against top seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia. For Prannoy, this was his maiden meeting against world no. 13 Sugiarto. Once Prannoy seized the initiative and took a 7-3 lead, there was no looking back as he extended it to 11-4. The Indian did well to close out the game at 21-14, and in the second game too braved a Sugiarto onslaught where he took the initial lead at 4-2, but Prannoy came back strongly to not only level the scores but nose ahead with four consecutive winners to take a 8-4 lead. After taking the lead, Prannoy showed composure to seal the contest in his favour. Meanwhile, Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy finished second best against seventh seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia 17-21, 19-21 in the second round. On Wednesday, young Chinese shuttler Wang Zhiyi caused a major upset as the 19-year-old outclassed World no. 9 Saina Nehwal in a first round match.
New Delhi: Foreign portfolio investors can now invest in municipal bonds, markets regulator Sebi said in a circular Wednesday. The circular comes almost two weeks after the Reserve Bank of India permitted FPIs to invest in municipal bonds as a measure to broaden access of non resident investors to debt instruments in the country.As per the RBI, foreign investment in municipal bonds should be within the limits set for FPI investment in State Development Loans (SDLs). The limits for FPI investment in SDLs is 2 per cent of outstanding stock of securities. All other existing conditions for investment by FPIs in the debt market remain unchanged, the central bank had said in a circular on April 25. In 2017, Sebi eased rules on issuance of municipal bonds in order to boost such bond market. It allowed municipalities with surplus in their books in three immediately preceding financial years to issue public debt securities.
OSU then-junior defenseman Cara Zubko (2) passes the puck during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 5-3. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternAfter dropping both games against the Wisconsin Badgers last weekend, the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team opens its home schedule on Friday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, winners of last season’s NCAA tournament.The Buckeyes lost both games against Wisconsin by a combined score of 15-0, but spent the following week in practice trying not to dwell on the past.“I think what’s key is to not look back on what’s happened, but to look forward,” senior forward Julia McKinnon said. “Obviously, every team says that at the beginning of the year, but I think we need to focus on D-zone for us most importantly, blocking the shots, looking to get man-on-man.”The difficulty for OSU as it welcomes Minnesota and its high-powered offense is continuing to balance preparing for opponents with the developmental aspects of hockey.“Yes, I can implement systems where the score might have been a little bit closer, but I want our team to get better at being hockey players and knowing what our weaknesses are and what our strengths are,“ OSU coach Jenny Potter said.Eight Golden Gophers are ranked in the top 30 scorers in the country, and Potter spent much of this week preparing her squad for another up-tempo competitor.“We’ve been playing to high speeds in practice, not just stepping in and expecting to be skating that fast, knowing that that team’s coming in,” senior defender Cara Zubko said.Zubko said she believes that at this stage of the season, it was good for both OSU’s newcomers and veterans to receive the lessons that come with back-to-back blowouts on the road.“I think no one goes into the first weekend of the year expecting losses like that. But I think it was a wake-up call in a good sense that, just because we know we have lots of work to do,” Zubko said.Zubko was not the only member of the program looking to take positives away from its series against Wisconsin, and the team is eager to get right back on the ice tonight against another tough conference opponent.“I think it’s a lesson in life as far as how much work you put in, or lack thereof,” Potter said. “For us as a group, seeing where we are and where we want to go, with Wisconsin being a great team, Frozen Four team last year, ranked No. 2 right now, this team wants to be in those positions, so it’s a stepping stone.”Against Minnesota, OSU will look to compete with one of the best, if not the best, program in the nation. The Golden Gophers set an NCAA record with eight goals in a single period en route to an 11-0 victory over St. Cloud State last Saturday, and are led by freshman forward Sarah Potomak, who ranks fourth in the nation in scoring.But for a glass-half-full team like the Buckeyes, the opportunity to erase memories of last week’s sweep by facing off against another elite team is one not to pass up.“We know we have lots of work to do,” Zubko said. “We can’t look back on that, there’s a lot of hockey and a big season in front of us and we’ll be ready for this weekend.”The Buckeyes drop the puck in Game 1 against Minnesota at 6:07 p.m. on Friday and at 2:07 p.m. on Saturday in Game 2.
OSU redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow (10) catches a snap during the Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 15, 2017. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Social Media EditorAfter the 2016 spring game, then-redshirt freshman quarterback Joe Burrow said he wasn’t ready to assume the role of backup quarterback. Now-redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins wasn’t in the mix for the job yet, having not arrived at Ohio State.On Saturday in the 2017 spring game, the two threw a combined 59 passes, completing 40 of them. Haskins was 21 for 32 with the Gray team and 5 for 5 with Scarlet. Burrow was 14 of 22 for Scarlet. Now exiting spring camp heading toward summer workouts and fall camp, whoever wins the backup quarterback job feels confident enough to be the next man up behind redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett.Haskins had the most opportunities in the passing game, playing for nearly the entire game on the Gray squad after Barrett played just the first quarter. Haskins completed five passes for more than 20 yards, throwing for 283 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Burrow connected on three such passes, accumulating 262 passing yards and three touchdowns on the day.Burrow said that the game has slowed down for him quite a bit from a season ago.“I see just about everything that’s going on on defense, know the offense way better — the ins and outs, what’s going on up front,” he said.Burrow and Haskins each stood in the pocket and sprayed the ball all over the field, not being afraid to throw it deep and let the receiver make a play in the air. The effect of a Ryan Day-Kevin Wilson offense was on full display for the first time for the Buckeyes and the passing game reflected that change the most.Burrow came into the spring game as the clubhouse leader for the backup quarterback job, but after a strong performance from both the Athens, Ohio, native and Haskins, OSU coach Urban Meyer will have a decision to make come fall.“I know it is very close. But I’m not prepared to say who is (No.) 2, who is (No.) 3, et cetera, yet,” Meyer said.Meyer continued saying that all four quarterbacks — Barrett, Burrow, Haskins and freshman Tate Martell — have been exceptional during spring camp. He added Haskins and Burrow played well Saturday.In his first time playing in a game scenario, Haskins confirmed beliefs about his arm. He overthrew receivers at time, but dropped in a few long passes on target to redshirt junior wide receivers Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin for his three touchdowns.When asked whether or not he thought Burrow and Haskins are ready to be the quarterback on deck, Dixon emphatically said he’s confident Burrow and Haskins each can be the leader of the offense, if need be.Haskins said that he did what he sought out to do this spring and did enough to win the backup job. But until fall camp, he and Burrow will have to wait to prove they’re the right choice to be the next up after Barrett.“As far as the competition goes, we’re just going back and forth rotating twos, ones,” Haskins said. “Doing everything we need to do to get each other better.”
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses the Buckeyes prior to the first practice of fall camp on July 27. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorComing off its 54-21 victory over UNLV, the No. 11 Ohio State football team (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) will be preparing this week for its matchup against Rutgers, the first Big Ten opponent the team has faced since the season opener against Indiana.Speaking on Tuesday’s weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference, head coach Urban Meyer was asked questions about the protests that were prominent in the NFL this week, and how he would react if one of his own players asked to protest racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.After he avoided providing a direct answer the day prior at a press conference regarding how the team has dealt with the protests, Meyer gave a similar answer in the teleconference, citing a culture of respect to deal with the varying opinions players and coaches might have on the hotly debated topic, while avoiding sharing his own opinion on the matter.“A culture of team, a culture of respect and a culture of focus. And so, I was unaware that anything was going on until yesterday,” Meyer said Tuesday. “I’ll talk to some players and we’ll do what we normally do after a conversation and I’ll let people have their opinions and never cross the ‘r-word’, which is respect.”Meyer later said that in a hypothetical situation in which a player might ask him about joining the protest over racial injustice and take a knee during the national anthem, any conversation on the matter would be kept private and not shared with the public.“That’s between me and the player and to be honest, I don’t know,” Meyer said. “And if I did, I probably wouldn’t share it with you since to me, that’s sanctuary-type meetings you have with your players that you have trust in. So it’s no different than if you said what if my son or daughter came home and asked me what would I do, that’s between me and them.”Here are more updates from Meyer during the Week 5 teleconference.On Big Ten locker rooms: “These players do a lot for us and do a lot for our conference. They should be treated right and that’s very clean environment, obviously the proper heat, proper air conditioner, air conditioning and a sanitary environment. And I would imagine that from this point forward that their people will look at that very closely.”On assessing the team: “Pass defense continues to be the No. 1 on the hit parade as far as we have three pass interference penalties last week. Other than that, we played well, but that’s No. 1 where we need to improve. And then No. 2 is consistency on offense, and especially you know when you start getting into conference play and facing the better defenses, you have to play much better.”On Tracy Sprinkle: “He’s one of our top players as far as leadership, as far as respect amongst our players, so they know how hard he works, what a character guy he is and how much he loves his teammates. He actually talked some today a little bit. He’s getting back to that group he was before he got hurt. So, his last two games have been much better and we anticipate him to continue to improve as he has more confidence on that leg.”On freshmen who impressed against UNLV: “I can see Pete Werner and Baron Browning. They’ve really made strides … plus they’re very talented guys. Jeffrey Okudah is a guy who has taken a giant step and earned some playing time. Trevon Grimes had a couple really good weeks of practice. He’s not in a position to be in the rotation yet, but he’s working towards that.”On Demario McCall: “We’re pressing along and trying to get him ready to go, but when you watched him play, that wasn’t the Demario McCall you’ve seen in the open field. So it is a real injury. It is something that’s getting better and it’s a guy that just needs confidence to become the dynamic player he could be.”
Los Blancos boss Santiago Solari believes the European competition is part of the club’s history and go hand by handReal Madrid and Viktoria Plzen will face off tomorrow night in the UEFA Champions League.And for interim manager Santiago Solari, Los Blancos and the European tournament go together.“It’s always very nice, this competition, which is linked to the history of our club, inseparable,” said Solari according to Goal.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“When we hear the Champions League anthem, we all get excited. It’s fantastic to be back in this competition. This is my third game in this role, so I’m very happy that I get a chance [in the Champions League]. I enjoyed it a lot as a player.”“When you look for a solution to a problem in football, it’s never just one thing, it’s step by step,” he added.“We’ve taken two steps, two games. We had to play well to win them, you don’t win games without doing things well, and they were tough games.”“We did a lot of good things in these two games and we have to do what we did well again, but also improve what we didn’t do well. Every team can always improve,” he commented.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 11, 2017 – Nassau – Premier Sharlene Robinson today phoned Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM) and incoming Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, to congratulate him on his Party’s success at the Polls.Premier Robinson remarked that the call was welcomed and well received.She has also issued a congratulatory letter on behalf of the People of the Turks and Caicos Islands which included the following sentiments:“It is without a doubt that the people of the Bahamas have spoken and their level of faith in both you as their leader and your government translated in the landslide delivery of thirty five candidates from the Bahamas FNM Party…”She continued in her letter. “…As politicians we have the great responsibility to effectively lay out the promises of our manifestos, hoping that others will share in our vision for our countries, but as Leaders we have an even greater responsibility, to deliver on those promises and fulfill the dreams that we have awaken in our people.”Premier Robinson has wished the new Prime Minister all the very best in his endeavors and committed to pray for him, his Government and his country.#magneticmedianews#premiercongratulateshurbertminnis Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #premiercongratulateshurbertminnis Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Tharp was then taken to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for non-life threatening injuries. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to an injured snowmachiner in the area of Turnagain Pass, on April 23. According to the Troopers, Life Med Alaska was contacted and responded to the area, but couldn’t reach the injured snowmachiner, Blake Tharp, 35, of Anchorage. A snowmachine was used to reach Tharp, and transport him to the helicopter.
After years of tepid performance, fund raising through Initial Public Offerings (IPO) route touched a six-year high this year as more than 20 companies raised over Rs 26,000 crore from investors.According to a report in Press Trust of India (PTI), 26 companies have raised more than Rs 26,000 crore through public offers so far this year. As markets enter into a vacation mood owing to Christmas and New Year, analysts don’t see any further fund raising during the last fortnight of the year.Interestingly, companies were able to raise more than double the amount of money in 2016 as compared to the previous year. During 2015, 21 companies mopped up Rs 13,564 crore from investors. The report quoted experts saying that while the first nine months of this year saw most of the activity with larger number of issuance, it slowed down in the past two months after weakness in the secondary market.”Deepening uncertainty over the impact of the note ban may see a marked slowdown (on IPO issuances) in the short term,” the report said.During this year, companies belonging to diverse sectors such as business services, small finance banks and insurance firms tapped the market route to raise funds. Notably, fund mop-up in 2016 has turned it into one of the best years after 2010, in which a record amount of Rs 37,534.65 crore was raised.The year 2016 saw some landmark movements when India’s first life insurance company ICICI Prudential hit the market with its Rs 6,057 crore public offer, making it the largest share sale of the year. The IPO, which was oversubscribed 10.44 times, was the one of the highest fund raising activity by a company after Coal India’s Rs 15,000 crore IPO in 2010.Meanwhile, this year also witnessed listing of many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the SME platforms of BSE and NSE. As per the report, most of the 150 small firms listed on the BSE entered the market in 2016. SMEs together raised Rs 721 crore till September this year, mostly on the BSE platform, the report said.OutlookHowever, outlook for next year seems to be clouded in a lot of uncertainties on the back of domestic and global headwinds. With US Federal Reserve’s outlook on three rate hikes next year, analysts are concerned over the participation of Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) in upcoming public offers. Further, the impact of note ban on economic growth and outcome of state elections will determine the overall sentiments in the market.According to reports, around Rs 12,500 crore worth initial public offerings (IPOs) are set to hit the market next year with major exchanges like NSE and BSE figuring in the list.
AreaRightsEarnings Guntur1.200.43 Ceded2.000.86 RakshasuduTwitterBellamkonda Sai Srinivas’ Rakshasudu has concluded the first weekend with a decent collection at the box office. The movie has recovered 50 percent of its distributors’ investment in three days.Since his debut, Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas has been delivering flop films one after other. Despite making huge investments in his films, he could not score a single hit for himself. The promos of Rakshasudu had grabbed many eyeballs and generated a lot of curiosity. The hype surrounding it helped the movie receive good advance booking for its opening day. Having started on a good note, the film collected Rs 3.90 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. It earned a share of Rs 2.30 crore for its distributors.The movie was successful in striking a chord with the audience and the word of mouth helped it remain rock-steady at the ticket counters across the Telugu state on the following days. In fact, Rakshasudu made better collection on Sunday than Friday and Saturday in some areas like Nizam.As per early estimates, Rakshasudu has collected approximately Rs 10.78 crore at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The movie is estimated to have earned Rs 6.36 crore for its distributors, who have shelled out Rs 16 crore on its theatrical rights. The film has returned them 39.75 per cent of their investments in three days.Here are the area-wise earnings and distribution rights’ prices of Rakshasudu. These numbers are based on various sources and may not match with actual figures released by the makers or distributors. All the figures are in INR crore.AreaAreaRightsRightsEarningsEarningsAreaNizamRights5.50Earnings2.30AreaCededRights2.00Earnings0.86AreaVizagRights1.50Earnings0.86AreaG East Rights0.95Earnings0.40AreaG West Rights0.85Earnings0.30AreaKrishnaRights1.00Earnings0.42AreaGunturRights1.20Earnings0.43AreaNelloreRights0.50Earnings0.16AreaAP/TS TotalRights13.50Earnings5.68AreaRest of IndiaRights Earnings0.26AreaOverseasRights Earnings0.42AreaGlobal TotalRights Earnings6.36 Rest of India AP/TS Total13.505.68 Krishna1.000.42 Nellore0.500.16 Global Total 6.36 G East 0.950.40 Nizam5.502.30 0.26 Vizag1.500.86 G West 0.850.30 0.42 Overseas
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. File PhotoFinance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Monday said BNP will lose its existence as a political party if it does not participate in the next general election, reports UNB.The minister came up with the remarks after attending a meeting with government officials of the district at the deputy commissioner’s office.”No system can be more appropriate than the existing one for holding a free and fair election,” Muhith added.About electricity supply, Muhith said, “The government has relentlessly been working to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply in Sylhet …now the district gets electricity what it exactly needs. So, the government officials concerned should lose their jobs if there’s any complaint from any consumer about the electricity supply here.”Local political leaders, senior officials of the district and the police administrations were also present on the occasion.
Kevin LilesKevin Liles’ For A Better Baltimore Foundation is sponsoring a Back to School Festival, noon to 4 p.m., at Security Square Mall in Baltimore County with the hopes of helping children focus on preparing for a new school year.The event, co-hosted by BCPS Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will feature educational games, free backpacks and school supplies, as well as live entertainment and free immunizations. This third annual Back to School Festival is an opportunity for school children of all ages to celebrate and prepare for the arrival of the new school year, which begins Aug. 27.The traditionally well-attended festival is open to all county students and will include a variety of community resources and children’s activities, as well as several surprise celebrity guests.For more information, visit http://www.lilesforbaltimore.org/.
The Rosslyn Harvest Festival is a brand-new celebration of autumn spanning from Oct. 27– 28, located at 1800 N Lynn St. The events are free and open to the public. The festival is family friendly as it offers a wide variety of games, arts and crafts, vendors, and more. Food and drinks will be sold as well. There will also be a live magic show, music performances, and free trick or treating offered for the youth. For adults, there will be a beer-drinking competition, scavenger hunts, and more. For more information, visit rosslynva.org.
By Rhodesia Muhammad and Bryan 3X Crawford, Contributing Writers@TheFinalCall“Ya basta!” Estela Reyes-Lopez pleaded, which means “enough” in English.“Twenty lives were taken from us because of some young man filled with so much hate, so much ignorance, so much hostility toward people he doesn’t even know,” said Ms. Lopez, the media and public information officer for Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, the center for faith and family health, a non-profit social justice organization based in El Paso.It was a hail of bullets that sent families who were back to school shopping, screaming and running for their lives, when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, around 10 a.m. Aug. 3, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than two dozen.According to authorities, Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old White male identified as the shooter, drove nearly 10 hours from his hometown of Allen, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas, to carry out an act of domestic terrorism and a hate crime against the Hispanic community. Mr. Crusius surrendered to police shortly after his reign of terror, leaving many baffled as to why he didn’t take his own life like many mass shooting suspects.A manifesto apparently posted on social media by Mr. Crusius outlined his intentions and his racist and anti-immigration views, said authorities. Perhaps he surrendered that he wanted to be heard.It was a hail of bullets that sent families who were back to school shopping, screaming and running for their lives, when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, around 10 a.m. Aug. 3, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than two dozen. An American flag dons a memorial for the shooting victims in El Paso, Texas. (Photo: MGN Online)Just 12 hours later, another gunman opened fire in a crowded bar in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, on Aug. 4. Connor Betts, 24, killed nine people, including his own 22-year-old sister, in less than a minute, authorities reported. Thirty-one other people were reported injured. The suspect was eventually shot and killed by police. Authorities are saying the two shootings are not linked.During an Aug. 5 press conference, President Trump said the nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and White supremacy. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated,” he added. “Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the shootings were clearly, at least in part, a result of Mr. Trump’s divisive, racist rhetoric and condemned the president’s proposed legislative fix for strong background checks for gun users and tougher immigration laws. Many questioned why Mr. Trump connected the two issues, especially since the shooting suspects are U.S. citizens.Many social media users’ disdain for the U.S. government, including the president for hesitancy and refusal to call these mass shootings what they really are hate crimes and domestic terror.Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old White male identified as the shooter, drove nearly 10 hours from his hometown of Allen, Texas, about 30 miles north of Dallas.Student Minister Abel Muhammad, Latino representative of the Nation of Islam, said, “President Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened and lit fire to many extremist groups. There is a hesitancy and a slowness in labeling this in what seems to be apparent to every one of us. So many of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters are being killed for far less. Yet, somehow these extremists who take the life of our people somehow always makes it safely to be arrested without incidence. But our people unarmed can’t seem to make it out of a traffic stop.”“It’s absolutely a sign of the times as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been warning the American people for years now, that the injustices within the country create an imbalance and if not addressed the results of ignoring and not trying to create a remedy would be acted out in acts of violence. We see that coming into existence more and more as the times are getting darker,” Student Minister Muhammad said.“After a tragedy like this, there is a time to be sad and there’s a time to mourn. But this situation that we are living right now in our community, this has been building for a long time,” said Ms. Reyes-Lopez, who shops at that same El Paso Walmart with her family. “These clouds have been circling. This thunder has been building and this lightening have struck. And we’re very angry about it. Many of the people I’ve spoken to in the last 24 hours have told me, friends, activists, people that have had their feet on the ground for a long time, said, we are talking about voting, we’re talking about legislation, and gun control.”These mass shootings are happening more often. On February 14, 2018, 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida. On May 18, 2018, 10 people were killed at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. On November 5, 2017, 25 people were killed at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. On October 1, 2017, 58 people were killed when a mass shooter opened fire from a hotel room at the Harvest Music Festival, at a Las Vegas strip in Nevada. On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.Connor Betts, 24, killed nine people, including his own 22-year-old sister, in less than a minute, authorities reported.On June 17, 2015, 9 people were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad, southwest regional student minister of the Nation of Islam in Houston said, God loved us so much, he set up a military structure and security apparatus for his servants, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan, and the Nation of Islam in anticipation of the current dark days. “If we love our people as much as Allah (God) loves us, we will be found teaching and training our people to make our neighborhoods and institutions safe places to live, work, play, learn, and pray. Offering thoughts and prayers or finger pointing is not sufficient today,” Dr. Haleem Muhammad stressed. “Love is a verb. We must show and prove the unequaled wisdom Allah has taught us through his Christ and Messiah.”Student Minister Abel Muhammad agreed that this is not the time for finger pointing. “This is what has angered me, the response has been politicized, where Democrats are pointing at Republicans now trying to win the Latino votes by saying, ‘oh look what they’ve done, they’ve allowed this to happen because of their gun laws’ when for eight years the Democrats had charge of the Congress and the presidential office and they were not able to fix anything in terms of immigration or in terms of those things which ill-affect our people.”Dee Woo, operations manager of KTEP FM, El Paso, a public radio station, commended the residents of El Paso for being a strong community that bands together in times of need. She believes parents are the root of the hatred that leads to mass shootings. “Parents need to stop teaching racism and hatred at home. And, they need to address it with their children as early as two and three years old, because as we’ve seen, children will play with other children because they want to play with other children and for no other reason but to have fun. And it doesn’t matter who it is or the color of their skin. So, stop teaching the children racism and prejudice and instead start teaching them universal love, which is respect for one another and being able to help one another,” she told The Final Call.Others say separation is the only solution. That there are already two Americas, one White and one non-White.Jay Hernandez, a resident of El Paso, noted, “Some in the Latino community in El Paso may have been injured but didn’t seek treatment because of their lack of citizenship and I think that’s hurtful and disgraceful. This is America, yet we don’t have the freedom to shop for school supplies for our children.”“I think it’s a wakeup call,” added Student Minister Abel Muhammad. “I hope ultimately, the only good that can come of this is that perhaps our people will awaken to the fact that these people do not see us as their brothers, they do not see us as their equals. They have no desire for truth, or fairness, or equity or justice with us if they’re not in a position of superiority, not based on truth or goodness, but simply on their Whiteness and we as subordinate and subservient to them. They don’t even want us alive in their presence. Hopefully, as harsh as that may be, I think it’s waking up people to understand and to look at what is it that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan are offering, which is the best and only solution, separation from these people.”There has been an average of one mass shooting every 12 days in 2019, with the total so far being 18.All told, as many as 102 people have been killed this year in mass shootings, with many of them being committed by White men; all of whom adhere to and embrace the ideology of White nationalism.Compounding the issue is the reluctance to paint these men as what they are: domestic terrorists.The emergence of Donald Trump on the political scene in America has brought feelings of White pride mixed with concern about Whites acting out in public spaces every day. Videos capture White men and women berating, harassing, insulting and even calling the police on Blacks and other non-White people. Social media is flooded with clips showing the differences in the way law enforcement treats White perpetrators of crime, versus treatment of non-White people who don’t have to be committing a crime to be forcibly attacked—or even killed at the hands of police officers.All of this could, and should, be very easily categorized as acts of terrorism. But in a society where the thought appears to be only Muslims can be terrorists, White domestic terrorism gets softened to “mental illness.”“No one is safe. And the days of thinking something like this can never happen to me are pretty much over,” political commentator and activist Mark Thompson, told The Final Call. “[White people’s] fear of genetic annihilation, as Dr. Frances Cress Welsing described it, is enabled by Donald Trump. He can dismiss these mass shootings as mental illness. But White supremacy is a mental illness. To believe that you are a superior race that is supposed to be separate and distinct above every other race, is a form of mental illness.”“In America, the dangerous are seen as endangered,” Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, wrote in an op-ed for The Atlantic. “Leaders treat white-nationalist terror, not as a broad social ill, but as a fringe problem that will become extinct on its own. To portray white terrorism as an outlier is to ignore America’s entire racial history, not to mention its present.”Technology and media are part of the phenomenon with White terrorists able to amplify their views through mainstream and social media. And on these platforms, the idea that only Black and Brown people are dangerous can spread like wildfire.An FBI bulletin disseminated through the agency’s office in Phoenix, Arizona, found conspiracy theories, like people from South America are invading the United States, can contribute to domestic terrorist threats.“The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts,” the memo read in part.“White folks are upholding a slavery amendment—the 2nd Amendment—that was meant to use violence to keep Black and Brown folks in check. But the 2nd Amendment is now being used in the killing of White folks themselves,” Mr. Thompson explained, adding, “Firearms are an instrument of White supremacy and the enforcement of racist oppression.”In May, testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, officials from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, that there are more than 850 open cases of domestic terrorism in the United States; 40 percent of them have involved racially motivated violence. However, there is no law on the books in America against domestic terrorism. Perpetrators of these crimes, who are labeled as homegrown terrorists, are often prosecuted using other statutes. This makes it extremely difficult to even prosecute someone as a domestic terrorist in this country.Thus, charges can be left to the whims of prosecutors dealing with those who commit acts of extreme violence.After the most recent tragedies, the possibility of making mass shootings, which authorities describe as shootings with four or more victims, capital crimes was raised.
Kolkata: Coming down heavily on the BJP, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the soaring prices of essential commodities will result in the middle-class being badly hit which will, in turn, become a question of their basic sustenance. “The hike in fuel price will affect the kitchen while the rise in the price of petrol and diesel will hit the transport sector badly,” she told newsmen on Saturday.The Chief Minister also said that the price of cooking gas has skyrocketed without any rhyme or reason. “Things are going beyond the reach of the middle-class. How can they make their both ends meet? How can they sustain,” she said and added: “But the Centre is not taking any measure to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel and that of the cooking gas.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that the Trinamool Congress is the first national party to raise voice against the hike in the price of fuel. The Trinamool supremo had instructed her party leaders to hold rallies and meetings throughout the state. On Tuesday, the youth wing of the party had held a sit-in demonstration at the Gandhi Statue. The meeting was addressed by the president of the youth wing Abhishek Banerjee.Banerjee has said over and again that the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel are affecting the transport sector badly. “The Centre is totally indifferent towards this problem faced by the common people,” she maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAsked if she would attend the meeting of the Niti Aayog scheduled to be held in Delhi on June 16 to be presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Banerjee said: “How can I take part in the meeting as Eid will be celebrated on that day. I want to be by the side of my people on the day of festivals. I take part in Durga Puja, Eid and Christmas and I do not differentiate between communities. I think they did not check the calendar before fixing the date of the meeting.”
Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. September 2, 2010 Do you dream of giving Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, Symantec and all the rest of the pain-in-the-you-know-what techno giants the old heave ho? Well, potentially, now you can by entering the emerging world of small-business appliances that stuff computing and telephony into a single box.All-in-ones combine the once-uncombinable–technologies like phone servers, file servers, file walls, routers and web servers–into a single digital device that fits on any shelf. They’re not exactly cheap; units start in the $2,000 range. But they are far cheaper than the business technologies bought separately. And all-in-ones can be self-installed, easy to customize and powerful enough to support an entire small business’s techno-infrastructure.“The idea is to keep complex business technologies as simple as possible so even the smallest firms can access enterprise-level tools,” says Shawn Chute, executive vice president at Sutus, the British Columbia-based integrated business device maker.There are other cool startups worth knowing here–East Rochester, N.Y.-based Allworx and Fairfield, N.J.-based Critical Links–but Sutus makes probably the most representative device of the all-in-one market, the Business Central 200 (a three-person business will pay about $2,500 for a fully installed system). The thing combines everything from e-mail servers to wireless routers to voice mail management into one unit.To save you the hassle of testing an all-in-one–or worse yet, having you convert your shop over to one you hate–I got a thorough briefing from Sutus executives and installed a BC200 at my six-person digital content company.What’s to LoveJust as the company promises, this really is a business-ready phone, file and e-mail server–plus a ton of other stuff–in one easy-to-install box.The unit, about the size of an average desktop PC, could not be easier to get running, at least to start. Plug it into a wall outlet. Connect the swanky, business-class Polycom desk phones via a single normal Ethernet cable. Then plug in up to three phone lines and one fax line. Connect the whole system to a broadband connection–again via a normal Ethernet jack–and then sit back and do nothing at all. The unit boots up the phone, creates basic telephony and PC identities, creates voice mail, brokers a firewall, configures the e-mail server–in other words, gets you ready for business in less than one hour. Very impressive.What’s Not to LoveAs simple as it is to set up, the BC200 is still major-league technology. It will take real time and effort to get it to actually do what you need it to do.I’ll be blunt: Sutus, and probably all these integrated solutions, are configuration train wrecks waiting to happen. Yes, they can automatically set up basic voice mail, e-mail, file servers and all the rest. But you still have to configure your exact employee names, match them to passwords, get the log-ins right and manage the phone-calling sequences. And that’s just the phone. Then there’s the e-mail. And the file servers. And wireless routers and … and … and. And all of that–all of it–has to be dead right for your business to stay in business. Pretty daunting stuff.Do This NowFrom one small-business owner to another, Sutus is a legit techno solution. If you are in the market for office systems, by all means give these guys a sniff. Yes, you can dream the dream of never having to say you’re sorry to Microsoft: Just be aware that your entire business infrastructure is getting jammed into a single device.And bad data, no matter how cool is the box it sits in, is bad data.