Beware of fake nationalism Tejashwi

first_imgPatna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who has been in a sulk ever since his party drew a blank in the Lok Sabha elections, has urged voters to be cautious of “issues like Hindus versus Muslims and fake nationalism” and choose a government without being affected by propaganda. The leader of Opposition, whose absence from the recently concluded assembly session in Bihar drew repeated criticisms from the treasury benches, shared his thoughts in a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday. “People must choose a government keeping in mind the issues that affect their daily lives, without being affected by propaganda,” Yadav said in the post titled ‘Dil ki baat’. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Assembly polls in Bihar are scheduled for next year. “If people give in to issues like Hindus versus Muslims and fake nationalism fall for enticements like a mere Rs 6,000 per annum, which amounts to just Rs 17 per day, why would any regime feel the need for solving their problems,” the 30-year-old stated. He was referring to the BJP-led central government’s ‘Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana’, under which the an income support of Rs 6,000 will be provided every year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding or ownership of up to two hectares. The RJD heir apparent also complained about the Nitish Kumar government for its “continuous harping on the situation that prevailed 25-30 years ago”, when the state was ruled by his father Lalu and, successively, by mother Rabri Devi.last_img read more

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Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack

first_imgKabul: Afghanistan’s president on Monday vowed to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marked a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate. President Ashraf Ghani’s comments came as Afghanistan mourns at least 63 people, including children, killed in the Kabul bombing at a wedding hall late Saturday night. Close to 200 others were wounded. Many outraged Afghans ask whether an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end nearly 18 years of fighting America’s longest war will bring peace to long-suffering civilians. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The bomber detonated his explosives in the middle of a dancing crowd, and the IS affiliate later said he had targeted a gathering of minority Shiites, whom it views as apostates deserving of death. Both the bride and groom survived, and in an emotional interview with local broadcaster TOLOnews the distraught groom, Mirwais Alani, said their lives were devastated within seconds. A sharply worded Taliban statement questioned why the US failed to identify the attackers in advance. Another Taliban statement marking the independence day said to “leave Afghanistan to the Afghans.” Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls More than anything in its nearly year-long negotiations with the US, the Taliban want some 20,000 US and allied forces to withdraw from the country. The US envoy in talks with the Taliban, Zalmay Khalilzad, on Sunday said the peace process should be accelerated to help Afghanistan defeat the IS affiliate. But Ghani on Monday asserted that the Taliban, whom the US now hopes will help to curb the IS affiliate’s rise, are just as much to blame. His government is openly frustrated at being sidelined from the US talks with the insurgent group, which regards the Afghan government as a US puppet. The Taliban “have created the platform for terrorists” with its own brutal assaults on schools, mosques and other public places over the years, the president said. More than 32,000 civilians in Afghanistan have been killed in the past decade, the United Nations said earlier this year. More children were killed last year 927 than in any other over the past decade by all actors, the UN said, including in operations against insurgent hideouts carried out international forces. “We will take revenge for every civilian drop of blood,” Ghani declared. “Our struggle will continue against (IS), we will take revenge and will root them out.” He urged the international community to join those efforts. He asserted that safe havens for militants are across the border in Pakistan, whose intelligence service has long been accused of supporting the Taliban. The IS affiliate’s claim of the wedding attack said it was carried out by a Pakistani fighter seeking martyrdom. Ghani called on people in Pakistan “who very much want peace” to help identify the IS safe havens there. Last month after meeting with President Donald Trump, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted he will do his best to persuade the Taliban to open negotiations with the Afghan government to resolve the war. Trump on Sunday told reporters he doesn’t want Afghanistan to be a “laboratory for terror.” He was briefed on Friday on the progress of the US-Taliban talks, of which few details have emerged. In a message marking Afghanistan’s independence and “century of resilience,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the weekend wedding bombing “an attack against humanity.” It was one of many international expressions of condemnation pouring in following the attack.last_img read more

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The year 2014 InFocus

first_imgAPTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:In this edition our guests reflect back on the year 2014.Which stories and issues do you think were most important?Watch our panel give their perspective on the year’s events and ongoing issues.last_img

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Black Press to print Calgary Sun 52 Postmedia positions to be eliminated

first_imgTORONTO – Black Press Group Inc. will begin printing the Calgary Sun newspaper this summer under an outsourcing agreement with Toronto-based Postmedia Network Inc., which will eliminate 52 positions as a result.Other printing work for weeklies and community dailies currently done at the Calgary plant will be moved to other Postmedia production locations.Postmedia says 26 full-time and 26 part-time positions in Calgary will be eliminated when the plant closes.It says all employees will receive a combination of working notice and severance based on length of service.Postmedia didn’t announce financial details of the restructuring costs or its outsourcing agreement with Black Press of Surrey, B.C., which has plants in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, as well as several cities in British Columbia and the United States.Printing of the Calgary Herald, also owned by Postmedia, was previously outsourced in 2013 to TC Transcontinental Printing.last_img read more

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Ivorian peace process tops agenda of Ban Kimoons final stops in West

23 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reaffirmed the continued support of the United Nations for Côte d’Ivoire’s peace process, including the elections slated for later this year, as he arrived in Abidjan, the final stop on a four-nation tour that also took him to Ghana, Liberia and Burkina Faso. Mr. Ban met with President Laurent Gbagbo soon after his arrival in the West African nation, and also with Prime Minister Guillaume Soro. Yesterday, in Burkina Faso, the Secretary-General discussed the Ivorian peace process with President Blaise Compaoré, the facilitator of that process, and thanked him for his work in the inter-Ivorian dialogue. Côte d’Ivoire became divided in 2002 between the Government-controlled south and the rebel Forces Nouvelles-held north, but a peace agreement concluded in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, paved the way for an end to the conflict and included a provision calling for free and fair elections to be held.Presidential polls were to be held as far back as 2005, but after having been delayed several times since, are now scheduled for 30 November.Following his meeting with Mr. Compaoré, Mr. Ban said he was encouraged that the Ivorian Government has set a date for elections and that he would encourage Mr. Gbagbo to keep this commitment.“I hope that we will soon see stability and peace and development in Côte d’Ivoire,” Mr. Ban told reporters, adding that “the road to elections is fraught with many challenges, many difficulties.”Mr. Ban also met yesterday with Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament, and discussed with them the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), good governance and poverty reduction.Before leaving Burkina Faso this morning, the Secretary-General visited the Manegda School – a primary school on the outskirts of Ouagadougou that is supported by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). While there he planted a tree and offered ten computers to the schoolchildren.After wrapping up his West Africa trip, Mr. Ban will travel to Vienna where he will meet on Friday with the Federal Chancellor of Austria, Alfred Gusenbauer. He will also attend the inauguration of additional conference facilities at the Vienna International Centre, where the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN office in Vienna, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Organization have their headquarters. Following that, the Secretary General heads to Switzerland, where on Monday in Bern he will chair the meeting of the UN Chief Executive Board, which brings together 27 heads of UN agencies, funds and programmes. The gathering will largely focus on increasing food prices and the possible responses from the UN system.On Tuesday Mr. Ban will be in Geneva, where he will deliver the first of a series of lectures organized by the UN office there and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). More than 1,500 people are expected to attend the lecture – entitled “Are the development goals doomed to fail?” – which will include an interactive segment, with questions that have been coming in from the audience through three Swiss media outlets in the last few days. The Secretary-General will then head to London, where on 2 May he will chair a meeting of the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East – the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States. The gathering will review all aspects of the peace process launched in the US city of Annapolis late last year and the situation on the ground. The Quartet meeting will take place in the margins of a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee on the same day. The AHLC is convening to assess progress in Palestinian institutional and economic development since its meeting in New York last September. read more

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Vanuatu asks UN to review criteria for least developed country status

26 September 2008Vanuatu today called on the United Nations to urgently review the criteria for classifying some nations as least developed countries (LDCs), a status that brings increased international aid and trade assistance, saying that the interpretation of the rules could lead to some struggling States missing out on vital funding. President Kalkot Mataskelekele told the General Assembly’s high-level debate that poor countries could find themselves having “graduated” out of LDC status, even though they remain highly vulnerable to external economic shocks.“The decision of graduating a country from LDC status, in our view, must imply the recognition of undisputed sustainable socio-economic progress in the country,” Mr. Mataskelekele said.There are currently 49 LDCs, classified in that group by the UN because they have the lowest socio-economic indicators in the world. To graduate out of that status, as Cape Verde did last year, the countries must meet two out of three criteria: a boost in per capita incomes, significant progress in human capital or assets (such as in nutrition, health and literacy), and a resilience to economic shocks.But Vanuatu’s President said the vulnerability criterion should be treated as paramount. “It is indeed the only criterion that ultimately matters to small and vulnerable States such as ours.”He added that many small island developing States were especially vulnerable, as they faced not only major economic challenges but also the potentially catastrophic effects o rising sea levels because of climate change.“The reform we are calling for is a mild and reasonable one, one that could easily be adopted by ECOSOC [the Economic and Social Council] and the General Assembly without altering the main components of the established methodology.“We believe the time has come for the UN to come full circle by making the same criterion a superior one, so that no highly vulnerable country be forcibly reclassified and bound to lose the level of concessionary support it remains in need of. Such a reform would do justice to countries that have not achieved the implied structural progress.”Tuvalu’s Prime Minister Apisai Ielemia echoed Mr. Mataskelekele in his address to the Assembly, stressing that small island developing States remain highly vulnerable to economic and environmental turmoil.”The enormous threat of more severe weather events and sea level rise hangs over us like a large storm cloud,” Mr. Ielemia said. “This threat hinders investment in our country and potentially puts into question our very survival.” read more

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TSX closes higher amid positive China data BlackBerry shares climb

TORONTO — The Toronto market closed slightly higher Monday as strong early advances sparked by positive Chinese trade data evaporated amid another bout of falling oil prices and a fresh slide in gold stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index had been up as much as 77 points but closed ahead 18.97 points at 14,709.8 as base metals and energy stocks also declined.The Canadian dollar erased early gains to move down 0.32 of a cent to 87.92 cents US as the U.S. currency strengthened.New York markets were slightly higher with the Dow industrials and S&P 500 building on the record highs established at the end of last week. New York’s Dow industrials rose 39.81 points to 17,613.74, the S&P 500 added 6.34 points to 2,038.26 and the Nasdaq climbed 19.09 points to 4,651.62.Data released overnight Sunday night showed that China’s export growth slowed to 11.6 per cent in October from a year earlier, beating analysts’ expectations of a 10 per cent rise.Imports rose 4.6 per cent from a year earlier, slightly below forecasts calling for a five per cent gain.The trade surplus of the world’s second-biggest economy also beat expectations as it widened in October to US$45.4 billion from $30.9 billion in September, higher than forecasts calling for a $42.3-billion surplus.Analysts said the positive reaction to the data indicated that markets were finally getting comfortable with Chinese growth not returning to the double-digit run-ups that were a feature of the country’s economy for many years.“We’re starting to become more realistic in that we now don’t overreact if the data comes in at or marginally below,” said Kash Pashootan, portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company.The gold sector continued to be a major weight on the TSX, down almost six per cent with December bullion losing $10 to US$1,159.80 an ounce. The sector has fallen over 17 per cent in the last month as the U.S. Federal Reserve concluded its massive bond-buying program, or quantitative easing, while inflationary pressures in most countries remain tame.Lower bullion prices are impacting gold stocks as it is getting increasingly expensive to get the precious ore out of the ground. “Gold goes in cycles and we’ve had a 12-year cycle where gold has done well,” Pashootan said.“And that ended a couple of years back and we could easily have a 10- to 12-year cycle where gold does nothing.” Energy stocks also turned negative as oil prices declined in the face of a stronger U.S. currency.The December crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange shed $1.25 to US$77.40 a barrel and the TSX energy sector moved down 1.33 per cent.The base metals group moved down 1.3 per cent while December copper edged two cents lower to US$3.02 a pound. Gains were more plentiful outside the resource sectors.The TSX found support from the consumer staples sector with Loblaw Cos. (TSX:L) up $1.37 to $58.55 ahead of earnings from the grocer later in the week.Techs also lent support with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) climbing 69 cents or 5.78 per cent to $12.63 after CEO John Chen told the Financial Post that the smartphone maker is “on the cusp of profitability.”Financials and telecoms also provided lift for the TSX. read more

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Sears Canada to cut up to 127 million in expenses this year

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 18, 2016 6:28 am MDT Last Updated Mar 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sears Canada to cut up to $127 million in expenses this year, most by Q1 TORONTO – Sears Canada says it’s planning to cut its overhead costs by a further $100 million to $127 million this year, on top of about $125 million in expense reductions it made last year.The national retail chain (TSX:SCC) didn’t provide details of how it will cut more sales and administrative costs but it expects to have most of the plan implemented within the first quarter of 2016.“It’s really just back office stuff,” said Brandon Stranzl, the company’s executive chairman. “That’s the vast majority of it.”The cuts will affect 16 different functions in the company, and over 80 per cent of them relate to corporate overhead functions, like human resources and IT, he said.Sears did announce it’s negotiating details of an agreement for Easyfinancial Services Inc. to take over support of financing for Sears Canada customers who purchase large ticket items.The Toronto-based company also announced it will sell its national logistics centre in Calgary but continue to use the facility under an $84-million sale-leaseback agreement that’s expected to close in the first quarter.The announcements were included with Sear Canada’s fourth-quarter financial report, which showed an 8.7 per cent decline in overall revenue — to $887.6 million from $972.5 million — and 1.6 per cent decline in sales at stores open for more than a year.The warm winter weather affected the company’s seasonal business. Snowblowers, as well as winter boots and jackets, did not sell well, said Stranzl.The company reported a $30.9 million net profit, or 30 cents per share, for the quarter ended Jan. 30 mainly because of a $170.7 million gain from the termination of a credit card agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank in November.In the comparable period a year earlier, Sears Canada had a net loss of $123.6 million or $1.21 per share. read more

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Clinton email use broke federal rules inspectors report

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff “the matter was not to be discussed further.”The inspector general’s review on Wednesday also revealed that hacking attempts forced then-Secretary of State Clinton off email at one point in 2011, though she insists the personal server she used was never breached. Clinton and several of her senior staff declined to be interviewed for the investigation.Earlier this month, Clinton declared that she was happy to “talk to anybody, anytime” about the matter and would encourage her staff to do the same.Opponents of her Democratic presidential campaign pointed to the audit as proof that Clinton has not been truthful about her private email use, citing it as fresh evidence she is not trustworthy or qualified to be commander in chief.Campaigning in California, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump noted solemnly that Clinton had received “a little bad news” and then railed against her “horribly bad judgment.”Clinton, also campaigning in California, didn’t mention the controversy and ignored reporters’ shouted questions. A spokesman for Clinton, who served as the nation’s top diplomat from 2009 to 2013, declared the audit showed her email use was consistent with what others at the department have done.The 78-page analysis, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, says Clinton ignored clear directives. She never sought approval to conduct government business over private email, and never demonstrated the server or the Blackberry she used while in office “met minimum information security requirements.”Twice in 2010, information management staff at the State Department raised concerns that Clinton’s email practices failed to meet federal records-keeping requirements. The staff’s director responded that Clinton’s personal email system had been reviewed and approved by legal staff, “and that the matter was not to be discussed any further.”The audit found no evidence of a legal staff review or approval. It said any such request would have been denied by senior information officers because of security risks.The inspector general’s inquiry was prompted by revelations of Clinton’s email use, a subject that has dogged her presidential campaign.The review encompassed the email and information practices of the past five secretaries of state, finding them “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly as those risks pertain to its most senior leadership.”Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon underscored that point Wednesday.“The inspector general documents just how consistent her email practices were with those of other secretaries and senior officials at the State Department who also used personal email,” Fallon said.The audit did note that former Secretary of State Colin Powell had also exclusively used a private email account, though it did not name any other prior secretaries who had done so. But the failings of Clinton were singled out in the audit as being more serious than her predecessor.“By Secretary Clinton’s tenure, the department’s guidance was considerably more detailed and more sophisticated,” the report concluded. “Secretary Clinton’s cybersecurity practices accordingly must be evaluated in light of these more comprehensive directives.”Republicans said Wednesday the audit showed Clinton was in clear violation of the Federal Records Act and endangered national security.The State Department has released more than 52,000 pages of Clinton’s work-related emails, including some that have since been classified. Clinton has withheld thousands of additional emails, saying they were personal.Critics have questioned whether her server might have made a tempting target for hackers, especially those working with or for foreign intelligence services.Separately from the State Department audit, the FBI has been investigating whether Clinton’s use of the private email server imperiled government secrets. It has recently interviewed Clinton’s top aides, including former chief of staff Cheryl Mills and deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin. Clinton is expected to be interviewed.Clinton has acknowledged in the campaign that the homebrew email setup in her New York home was a mistake. She said she never sent or received anything marked classified at the time, and says hackers never breached the server.The audit said a Clinton aide had to shut down the server on Jan. 9, 2011, because he believed “someone was trying to hack us.” Later that day, he said: “We were attacked again so I shut (the server) down for a few min.”The next day, a senior official told two of Clinton’s top aides not to email their boss “anything sensitive,” saying she could “explain more in person.”On CBS’ “Face the Nation” this month, Clinton said, “I’ve made it clear that I’m more than ready to talk to anybody, anytime. And I’ve encouraged all of (my staff) to be very forthcoming.”The audit said four of her closest State Department aides — Mills, Abedin, policy chief Jake Sullivan and strategy aide Philippe Reines — all declined interview requests.___Associated Press reporters Stephen Braun, Chad Day, Jack Gillum in Washington and Lisa Lerer in Los Angeles contributed to this report.___Read the State Department Inspector General’s report at http://apne.ws/1qJYhjw___Follow Michael Biesecker on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mbieseck and Bradley Klapper at https://twitter.com/bklapperAP by Michael Biesecker And Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2016 8:09 am MDT Last Updated May 26, 2016 at 1:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector’s report Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd as he arrives at a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. 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BBC head of television backs Strictly cheats Seann Walsh and Katya Jones

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. After a day of crisis talks between the BBC’s senior executives, Walsh and his management, it was announced that the comedian will return on Saturday night’s show to dance with his professional partner, Katya Jones. Photographs of the pair kissing in the street prompted Walsh’s girlfriend, Rebecca Humphries, to release an extraordinary open letter on Monday night. She said he had branded her a “psycho” when she asked if he and Jones were becoming close, and went on: “I have a voice… The BBC has drawn the ire of women’s campaigners after its head of television, Charlotte Moore, opted to keep Seann Walsh on Strictly Come Dancing and rejected his former girlfriend’s accusations of emotional abuse. read more

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GWI says it invested 48M for equipment to swiftly service wells

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related5-member team from GWI in Netherlands undergoing trainingOctober 29, 2018In “latest news”QAII refutes misleading Kaieteur News reportAugust 26, 2016In “latest news”New Diamond well successfully producing water- GWISeptember 28, 2017In “Business” File photo: a well being dug by GWITo prevent low pressure and lengthy disruptions during maintenance of its wells, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) says it invested $48Million in new equipment.According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) release, the equipment, which will comprise a truck fitted with well maintenance apparatus and new disconnection devices, is being sourced from Q-Flow International, a Dutch company based in the Netherlands.It was outlined that the $48Million expenditure includes the cost of the equipment and training for staff both in Holland and Suriname over a two-month period.The equipment is expected to arrive before the end of the year. Director of Operations, Dwayne Shako said over the years GWI has experienced a continuous drop in the production of large wells after two years of operation.Should a well be reduced to half its production it never returns to its full production capacity. Hence, the need for proper their maintenance, he noted.Director of Operations of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Dwanye Shako“It’s important for us to capture these wells and rehabilitate them before they reach to half of their production. We have 137 wells across the country and including the treatment plants, that would be 141 wells…These wells are the heart of our business, more than 70 percent of our production is groundwater,” Shako explained.Over the years, GWI’s drilling technique usually took weeks and included the use of chemicals in the installation of the casings, which over time clogged the wells. Shako said the new equipment will see the well-being maintained within eight hours.“We’re trying to maintain continuous service at good pressure. If the wells are taken offline, it creates several issues among which is low water pressure. So, with this equipment, we will be able to maintain the wells swiftly. We will have the equipment on site, install it and within eight hours can have the well clean, the casing clean and the well production brought up back to normalcy.”The utility company is also working on acquiring its own rigs for drilling wells.Additionally, GWI outlined that it has already received another loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) that will cater for treatment plants in the Somerset to Charity area in Region Two and at Bush Lot in Region Five.Other plans in GWI’s pipeline include assessing the feasibility of treating water from the Hope Canal for distribution further down the coast. read more

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Sprem to Gummersbach

← Previous Story Marcus Ahlm “Zebra” until 2013 – THW Kiel with four line players? Next Story → Heuberger tips Germany for bronze Goran Sprem decided to join Gummersbach at least until the end of this season. The Croatian international, played for Flensburg, Nettelstedt, Melsungen and his last Bundesliga team was Nordhorn until 2009. Last season we could see him RK Zagreb shirt. He won the gold medal with Croatia at the World Championship in 2003 and the Olympic Games 2004. Both, Sead Hasanefendic on behalf of the club, and Goran Sprem on his own behalf, were delighted about Goran playing for Gummersbach. read more

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Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_img Saturday 23 Feb 2019, 7:40 PM NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Posters of Jon Jonsson who has been missing since 11am on 9th Feburary 2019 Source: RollingNews.ieA young girl is in a critical condition in hospital after getting trapped under a capsized boat in Limerick.Search teams combed large areas of north Dublin in search of missing Icelandic man Jon Jonsson.It emerged how gardaí and the PSNI fear there are dozens of dissident republican weapons caches dotted along the border region.A man died after the car he was driving collided with a pickup truck in Westmeath.A new opinion poll found that support for Sinn Féin has surged in recent weeks.The family of missing Esra Uyrun made a new appeal for information eight years after her disappearance.Over 1,300 drivers were caught breaking red lights on a section of the Luas red line in just 18 months.Commuters were warned of train disruptions at a number of busy stations this weekend. Feb 23rd 2019, 7:40 PM Get our daily news round up: INTERNATIONAL Opposition supporters converge in front of La Carlota military base urging soldiers to join their fight and allow the entry of U.S. humanitarian aid, in Caracas, Venezuela. Source: AP/PA Images#UK: Police in London appealed for information following the murder of a man in the Wood Green area of north London last night.#INDIA: Nearly 100 people died after drinking toxic alcohol in India.#USA: Guitarist Peter Frampton revealed he is battling an incurable muscle disease.PARTING SHOTIt’s awards season over in the US. While many actors dream of winning an academy award, there’s one gong they’d rather not receive and that’s the Razzie – a competition which hands out prizes for Worst Movie/Worst Actor etc.The Razzies’ crosshairs were squarely on Holmes & Watson this year.It nabbed not only the Worst Picture award but also a Worst Supporting Actor prize for John C Reilly, a Worst Actor nomination for Will Ferrell, a Worst Screen Combo for the two of them (for “trashing two of literature’s most beloved characters”), a Worst Director award for Etan Cohen, and a Worst Remake, Ripoff or Sequel prize for the film.Not ideal. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 12,466 Views Share3 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4509842 No Comments Short URL Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday Here’s what made the headlines today.last_img read more

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Sega Could be Launching Subscription Service Called Sega Forever on Mobile

first_imgStay on target Sega Genesis Mini Heats Up Retro Console WarsNo Joke, ‘Yakuza 7’ Goes Full Turn-Based JRPG Subscription services seem to be all the rage these days. Even video games are dabbling with this business model with services like EA Access. If a recent report turns out to be true, we may see a subscription-based service from none other than Sega.Recently, YouTuber Shawn Long (of RGT 85) posted a video where he talked about something called Sega Forever. He was made aware of this service by a Twitter follower named @BearKiddy who hails from the Philippines. This story was also picked up by SegaNerds and NeoGAF.BearKiddy sent Long images of Comix Zone for iOS. The main menu features options for “AD-FREE” and “SEGAzine.” Clicking on AD-FREE takes users to a page that shows the game has ad-supported and ad-free versions. The ad-supported version has cloud-saves, but the ad-free version has cloud saves and local saves. This option also has a button that says “SEGA_FOREVER_BUY_FOR.” On the very bottom of this page, it says “SEGA games may be featured upon launch.”BearKiddy says that when he booted up Comix Zone, a screen popped up that asked him to subscribe to the Sega Forever newsletter. BearKiddy also said he was sent a Sega Forever survey from Sega prior to all of this. The survey had a list of titles that could potentially be on the service. This included titles like Virtua Cop, Panzer Dragoon, and (of course) Sonic the Hedgehog.Adding more credence to all of this is the fact Sega has registered Sega Forever accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. None of these are active at the moment. For now, Sega Forever appears to strictly be a mobile-based service. Hopefully, if this all turns out to be legit, we’ll eventually see the service on consoles and PC.E3 is only a few short weeks away. Hopefully, Sega will divulge more information about Sega Forever at that time.last_img read more

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Jordan Peeles Twilight Zone Reboot Teaser Interrupted the Super Bowl

first_img Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror Maze’The Twilight Zone’ Finale Trailer Introduces Creepy ‘Blurryman’ On Sunday, Jordan Peele took Super Bowl viewers into another dimension called “The Twilight Zone.”Peele, who’s narrating the upcoming Twilight Zone series reboot, appeared in an eerie new CBS All Access teaser during the big game. The teaser showed a glitched CBS sports telecast that transitioned to “The Twilight Zone,” a creepy place where horror, mystery, and sci-fi alter reality. The Twilight Zone reboot, which stars Peele, Lesley Mirza, and Ike Barinholtz, will premiere on CBS All Access on April 1, 2019.Based on the original Twilight Zone anthology series, which was created by Rod Serling in the ’50s, the new reboot will highlight unexplainable, sudden, and strange incidents that happen to everyday people, and its Super Bowl footage highlights this bizarre concept.“CBS is off the air” in The Twilight Zone reboot’s teaser. A stadium, once filled with fans, becomes a desolate environment with a chilling wind in the distance. It’s empty, dark, and creepy, and viewers have no idea what’s about to happen.Peele’s voice then cuts in with, “Witness an empty space, filled with thousands of screaming people. A man, both nowhere and everywhere at the same time answers our new questions. The unthinkable is expected.” On the screen, Peele is seen walking on the football field, and multiple Peels are located in the stands. It’s a complete mind trip if you’re witnessing this confusing scene.Photo Credit: CBS All Access/YouTubeBefore we have time to process this environment, Peele asks us, “When truth is not the truth, what dimension are you even in?” He opens a door on the footaball field, and completely vanishes. The Twilight Zone’s creepy soundtrack then cuts in to wrap up the teaser.The Twilight Zone reboot will leave us in this strange space until April, however, Peele gives us all the chilling vibes for the upcoming sci-fi show. Visit The Twilight Zone’s CBS All Access website for more details on the eerie reboot series.More on Geek.com:Jordan Peele Teases New ‘Us’ Trailer Ahead of Super Bowl‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Airs Creepy Teasers at Super Bowl‘Game of Thrones’ Hijacks Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Borough Mayor Proposes Funding Cuts To Schools And Tourism Industry

first_imgThe borough assembly will hold a special meeting on both items at 6 p.m., on July 6. The first line-item veto would cut more than $650,000 in education funding to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. This amount was added to the budget by the assembly at its July 6th meeting when the budget was passed. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor introduced two line-item veto items this afternoon, for the agenda at this evenings borough assembly meeting, aimed at cutting funding towards both the school district and the tourism and marketing industry. The mayor is now proposing cutting back to his original proposed funding amount of $100,000. Mayor  Pierce: “We are not in a position to spend more money from the general fund, fund balance without assured additional revenue.”center_img Both items failed to obtain the required 6-3 votes in order to make it on this evenings agenda, citing a lack of adequate time to inform the public. Now, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be holding a special hearing on the two items on July 6. The second line-item veto targeted by Mayor Pierce was funding towards  the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council. The assembly approved to fund the organization $306,000 in the budget that was approved two weeks ago.last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For November 26 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, November 26, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A slight chance of rain and snow before 8am, then rain. Patchy fog. High near 44. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.At Town Hall: The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 6:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: Brush Strokes Art Studio of Tewksbury is holding a paint night at 7pm. Come paint holiday wine glasses at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street).  Eat, drink and paint!  Brush Strokes will provide all the paint supplies.  No painting experience is necessary.  Space is limited so register today by calling 508-572-0853 or by clicking HERE.  Cost is $35 for two wine glasses.At The Library: Baby Laptime at 9:30am. Networkers: Exploring Entrepreneurship – The SBA Advantage at 10am. Exploration Station at 10:30am. Maker Mondays at 3pm. PJ Storytime at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Quilting at 1pm. Book Club at 1pm. Wii Bowling Tournament at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For March 5, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For December 18In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Familys lucky escape after £25 tyre with three unsatisfactory repairs blamed for

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman Nicole Hunt’s car had to be written off following the crash in September 2017 “We are lucky because we had just passed a lot of traffic and were on a relatively quiet part of the motorway. Read More’I’ll chop your neck’ – Axe-wielding teenager’s threat to shopkeeper after his little brother was thrown out of store   “My little boy banged his head on the back of my seat and the boys were really shaken up. But our injuries were nothing compared to what could have happened.  “My mum had to have time off work because of her back and I had to have time off from university because I was too nervous to drive again for quite a while afterwards. “My car was written off and my insurance is requesting £18,000 to cover the cost of my car and the repairs to the central reservation.  “I wanted a tyre to just tide me over for the trip which cost £25.” Read MorePolice found cannabis and ‘lots of expensive items’ inside home of this drug-dealing taxi driver and his girlfriend   The Newlaw Associates investigation claims three ‘unsatisfactory’ repairs were carried out on the tyre before it was fitted to Nicole’s car. Its investigation continues: “From the time the tyre was fitted to Miss Hunt’s vehicle, there would have been a gradual and progressive loss of inflation pressure from at least one of the repaired areas. “On relatively straight roads, a gradual loss of pressure in a rear-fitted tyre can often go unnoticed – until such time the inflation pressure is low enough to cause the bead area to dislodge from its rim-seating and immediately deflate the tyre. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive “Deflation of the tyre caused Miss Hunt to lose control of the vehicle and impact against the crash barrier. “The tyre failed in service as a result of a gradual and progressive loss of inflation pressure from within the tyre due to improper repairs to the bead area.” The report concludes: “No criticism is offered against the driver for failing to control the vehicle. Predictably, a deflated rear near-side tyre normally causes a vehicle to swerve violently to the right and vehicle control is extremely difficult – even for the most experienced drivers. The tyre company at the centre of the insurance claim has confirmed it is cooperating with trading standards. A spokesman said: “Trading standards has been out to us and we’re complying with them as we always have been. They’ve never had an issue with us and we’ll take any of its advice on board.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA family have told how their car spun out of control and crashed into a motorway central reservation at 70mph – just days after a £25 part-worn tyre with three ‘unsatisfactory’ repairs was fitted to the vehicle. Motorist Nicole Hunt was driving her five-year-old son Oscar Hunt-Lines, her 11-year-old brother Harvey Wheawall and their mum Michelle Wheawall to Chessington World of Adventures when the crash happened on the M40 in September, 2017. An independent investigation – carried out by Newlaw Associates – has blamed ‘improper repairs’ made to the tyre before it was fitted to the rear near-side wheel for the crash. Now insurers are still waiting to resolve the issue with the tyre company – 17 months after the smash which wrote off Nicole’s Seat Ibiza. Events manager Nicole, aged 27, of Westwood Heath, Leek, said: “I was on the M40 when I suddenly lost control of my car and crashed into the central reservation at 70mph. “I’d had the tyre fitted three days earlier. After the accident my insurance company AXA organised for my car to be taken away for a forensic examination by Newlaw Associates. last_img read more

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CBRE Group Reports Continued Growth in Commercial Real Estate

first_img The U.S. commercial real estate (CRE) market continued to look better in the first quarter of 2013, according to “”CBRE Group, Inc.””:http://www.cbre.com/EN/Pages/Home.aspx[IMAGE]The latest analysis from the CRE services and investment firm shows vacancy levels dropping or remaining level across all commercial sectors as demand continues to rise.””Retail locations and warehouse buildings had their best quarter in terms of vacancy/availability declines in several years as a result of a more confident consumer. Higher spending on consumer goods led to improved occupancy in both property types,”” said Jon Southard, managing director of CBRE’s Econometrics Advisors group. “”Recovery also remained on track in multifamily and office, although demand did not dramatically outpace new supply during the quarter in either of these sectors.””The office vacancy rate fell 10 basis points to 15.3 percent, 70 basis points below last year’s first-quarter rate. Suburban markets continued to outpace downtown markets in the first three months of 2013, with the suburban vacancy rate falling 10 basis points to 17 percent and the downtown rate remaining flat at 12.4 percent.Office vacancies have fallen for 11 consecutive quarters now, CBRE Group reported.Local market performance was more mixed, with vacancy declining in 31 of the 63 markets tracked. The best performers last quarter were smaller markets, including Austin and Las Vegas (with vacancy rate declines of 120 basis points each). Most “”gateway”” markets (including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco), meanwhile, struggled.””Private-sector hiring has been solid, as companies have largely shrugged off government spending cuts,”” Southard said. “”However, due to the sequester we expect further [COLUMN_BREAK]cutbacks in federal and state spending in the coming quarters. These cuts will likely only slow total employment growth–not stop it. As a result, office occupancy should continue to improve for the remainder of 2013, albeit at a slower pace than last year.””Vacancy in the industrial market had an availability rate of 12.3 percent in Q1, down 230 basis points from its recessionary peak. According to CBRE Group, the recovery is broadly based, with 48 markets posting declines, seven showing increases, and five unchanged quarter-over-quarter.The recovering auto industry provided a large boost to certain manufacturing markets and led the industrial recovery in Q1. In total, availability fell 100 basis points or more in 10 markets, including Boston, Chicago, Raleigh, and Trenton. In the retail sector, the availability rate was 12.5 percent in the first quarter, a decline of 30 basis points from Q3 (the largest drop since 2005).Notably strong performers included Richmond, Charlotte, Cleveland, Memphis, and Phoenix. Each recorded a decline of 60 basis points or more. At the other end, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Birmingham saw availability increase, largely as a result of the housing crisis driving retail growth to better-performing markets.The apartment market saw vacancy standing flat at 5.1 percent. Despite slow growth in demand, the market remains tight by historical standards, with the four-quarter trailing average rate remaining at 4.9 percent (40 basis points below the long-term norm).Compared to last year, vacancy declined in 23 of the 63 markets monitored, including Orlando, Atlanta, Cleveland, Albuquerque, and Cincinnati. With occupancy staying slightly below the historical norm, CBRE Group expects effective rent growth will remain healthy this year as the economy continues to recover. “”With effective rents now well above their pre-recession levels in most major markets, new apartment construction picked up in recent months and completions are bound to return to historical norms towards the year’s end. This will temper rent growth, slow the pace of declines in vacancy and in many markets, will contribute to rising vacancy rates in the near term,”” CBRE Group said in a release. in Data, Origination April 8, 2013 503 Views CBRE Group Reports Continued Growth in Commercial Real Estatecenter_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies CBRE Group Commercial Real Estate Investors Lenders & Servicers Rental Properties Service Providers 2013-04-08 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Fitzgerald’s hamstring injury is in a different spot than the one that slowed him earlier in the season. He did have full participation in Friday’s practice, but his status for the San Francisco game wasn’t certain until Sunday.The star receiver hasn’t missed a game since 2007.The inactives for Arizona in Week 6:QB Ryan LindleyLB Kevin MinterLB Kenny DemensT Bobby MassieTE D.C. JeffersonDE Ronald Talley Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and was designated as questionable for Sunday’s matchup in San Francisco, but ESPN’s Adam Shefter tweeted Sunday morning that the 10-year veteran may have difficulty with playing again on Thursday against Seattle.Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou reported Sunday afternoon that Fitzgerald and safety Rashad Johnson were declared active for the San Francisco game. Johnson will be playing his first game since injuring his finger against New Orleans in Week 3. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories last_img read more

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