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GRASSLEY PREPARES FOR HEARING WITH KAVANAUGH ACCUSER

first_imgIowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s only focused on Thursday’s hearing that will feature U-S Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the -first- woman who accuses him of sexual assault.Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says there is no immediate plan to hold a hearing that features Deborah Ramirez, the second woman who made a similar accusation against Kavanaugh on Sunday night.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/GRA5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………”provide us evidence” ;13Ramirez claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when the two were at Yale together.Grassley says he doesn’t yet have enough information about Ramirez or her allegations to determine if she, too, should be subject of a committee hearing.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/GRA6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………”following through” :16The first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault is Christine Blasey Ford, who made her claims public in The Washington Post.Grassley says Ford “deserves to be heard” and she’ll have that opportunity on Thursday morning, though it’s still not known who will be questioning Ford in front of the Judiciary Committee.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/GRA7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………”the hearing” :15Kavanaugh denies any misconduct.Radio Iowalast_img read more

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Scout Releases 1st Edition Of 2018 ‘300,’ Featuring 38 Committed Recruits

first_img2018 top football recruits.Scout.comMost of the recruiting attention is currently being paid to the class of 2017, but teams always try to get ahead on the next cycle as well. Scout just dropped its first edition of the ‘Scout 300‘ for the class of 2018, and 38 of the 300 players listed are already committed to schools.The first full Scout 300 for 2018 on @scoutrecruiting is out https://t.co/da0rV7U02M pic.twitter.com/TT9niVSvgr— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) July 1, 2016LSU leads the way with five of the top 300, while Florida State and Miami each land four players. Here are all of the players who are already committed.Alabama:RB Dameon Pierce (No. 52) TE Malcolm Epps (No. 143)Auburn:QB Joey Gatewood (No. 50)Clemson:S Mike Jones Jr. (No. 241)Florida State:CB Isaiah Bolden (No. 39) RB Justin Watkins (No. 81) DT Robert Cooper (No. 86) RB James Cook (No. 91)Georgia:OT Max Wray (No. 64)LSU:CB Kelvin Joseph (No. 29) QB Zadock Dinkelmann (No. 99) CB Corione Harris (No. 140) S Nadab Joseph (No. 201) WR Devonta Jason (No. 230)Miami:S Joshua Jobe (No. 22) CB Gilbert Frierson (No. 118) WR Daquris Wiggins (No. 183) CB Jalen Patterson (No. 278)Michigan:S Otis Reese (No. 229)Mississippi State:WR Malik Heath (No. 157)Nebraska:ATH Cameron Jurgens (No. 147) DT Masry Mapieu (No. 283)Notre Dame: QB Phil Jurkovec (No. 46) RB Markese Stepp (No. 193) DE Jayson Ademilola (No. 211)Oklahoma:OT Brey Walker (No. 10)Oregon:QB Colson Yankoff (No. 151) WR Devin Culp (No. 245)Oregon State:RB Camron Davis (No. 219)Penn State:DE Micah Parsons (No. 2)Tennessee:OT Cade Mays (No. 16) ATH Alontae Taylor (No. 285)Texas A&M:WR Montel Parker (No. 176) OG Luke Matthews (No. 181)USC:QB Matt Corral (No. 4) OLB Bo Calvert (No. 20) OLB Raymond Scott (No. 43)Washington:QB Jacob Sirmon (No. 40)[Scout]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

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Jabrill Peppers’ Comments Aren’t Going To Help D.J. Durkin’s Cause

first_imgJabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field after a 20-10 win over the Indiana Hoosiers.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 19: Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field after a 20-10 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on November 19, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Former Michigan star and current Cleveland Browns defensive back Jabrill Peppers spoke about his former defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin yesterday. He gave a less-than-glowing review of the embattled Maryland head coach.Durkin is currently on administrative leave and under investigation following the death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair and an explosive ESPN report accusing the coach of fostering a “toxic” culture in College Park. Peppers’ comments about Durkin didn’t do the coach any favors.Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show yesterday, Peppers was asked about playing for Durkin, who was Michigan’s defensive coordinator in 2015. He described the former coordinator’s methods as “bully coaching.”“Coach Durkin, he was a different guy, you know what I mean. His tactics were different,” Peppers said. “It felt extreme at times. I’m just as shocked reading all the stuff that’s going on now. I thought he was only like that because it was his first time coaching us. He was the defensive coordinator so he was just trying to get us to buy-in to how he wants his defense to play. I thought once he became a head coach that he would calm down a little bit, become more of a people person, a player’s coach.“But I wasn’t really following him once he left, because a couple of the guys with myself, we didn’t like how everything went down when he left. But I’m just as shocked reading the stuff that I’m seeing as well.”#Browns safety @JabrillPeppers played for suspended Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin while he was Michigan’s defensive coordinator in 2015 and said this about his coaching style: pic.twitter.com/wCzyN9xxjO— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) August 14, 2018Yikes. Let’s just say Durkin won’t be playing that interview in his defense any time soon.Maryland held a press conference yesterday during which it took full responsibility for the circumstances that led to McNair’s death, but did not provide any update on Durkin’s status.However, smart money says he most likely won’t return as head coach/last_img read more

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Video: Michigan’s Devin Bush Damages Michigan State’s Midfield Logo With Cleats

first_imgDevin Bush kicking Michigan State's logo.Michigan vs. Michigan State hasn’t kicked off yet, but we’ve already got fireworks. Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush is at the center of the controversy.About two hours before the matchup, Michigan State lined up to do its pregame walk across the field. A few Michigan players, including Bush, did not move, which led to some pushing and shoving and a lot of trash talk.After the incident, Bush walked over to Michigan State’s midfield logo and began tearing it up with his cleats. The Big Ten Network grabbed a quick clip of the move.Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press also provided footage of the initial incident. It’s already wild in East Lansing.Already some pushing, shoving and yelling. Michigan players didn’t get out of the way for MSU walk. Devin Bush screaming in Spartans’ faces as they run back to locker room after this. Bush in yellow. pic.twitter.com/Us9GWyVQch— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 20, 2018Devin Bush kicking the Spartan logo at midfield moments ago. pic.twitter.com/4ySBkGLYOR— Simon Kaufman (@sjkauf) October 20, 2018Devin Bush had to be restrained by Michigan personnel pregame, after MSU players walked through him and other teammates on the field.He followed up by leaving marks with his cleats on the Spartan logo at midfield.— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) October 20, 2018After this, Bush started dragging his cleats all over the Spartan head at midfield. MSU assistant AD Greg Ianni meeting with U-M people after in terse talk. Grounds staff looking at logo. https://t.co/9NxH91wvE6— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 20, 2018After Bush’s destruction of the logo, Michigan State’s field crew was spotted trying to fix it all up. We’re sure they’re thrilled.Needless to say, this rivalry has never been hotter than it is right now.Michigan and Michigan State will kick off at Noon ET.last_img read more

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World’s Largest, Most Luxurious Aircraft Will Have Glass Floors and Posh Bedrooms

first_img Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts World’s Largest, Most Luxurious Aircraft Will Have Glass Floors and Posh Bedrooms Close Major Airline Admits to Monitoring Passengers Via Onboard Cameras The future of luxury aircraft looks quite posh indeed. Today’s superjumbo jets might boast fold-flat sleep pods, mood lighting, and first-class bars, but none can hold a candle to the Airlander 10, the world’s largest and most luxurious aircraft. Now, if only it can get and stay off the ground.If you’re a Statesider, Airlander 10 may not ring any bells. Thanks to an embarrassing second flight which involved the airship nose-diving into a field in 2016, news of the project’s development has been understandably quiet. In the two years since, however, it’s completed six successful test flights. Once it’s been aloft for 200 incident-free hours, the airship will be deemed ready for primetime.We’re being charitable by saying that the rotund exterior leaves something to be desired. Many in the U.K. have taken to deriding it as “The Flying Bum.” But it’s easy to imagine that its shape is born of aerodynamic and functional necessity. Could You Handle a Marathon, 20-Hour Nonstop Flight? Editors’ Recommendations No matter, however, because passengers will forget all about its arse-shaped silhouette once they step into the stunning interior. Thanks to Design Q (a high-end design firm in the aviation and automotive industries), it’s a whole other world inside. The most noticeable feature is the large number of windows on the walls and, more importantly, the floor. The cabin and communal lounge are awash in glass, providing “horizon-to-horizon” views. So much so, that acrophobics may want to reconsider booking their trip aboard a different aircraft. The stark color palette and curvy, contemporary furniture are more reminiscent of a high-end boutique hotel than a (dare we say) blimp. Gourmet catering and a full bar will be available at the aptly named Altitude Bar. When passengers are ready to retire for the evening, they’re welcome to tuck into their own private en-suite guest quarters.Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind the project, initially set out to debut the Airlander as a military and commercial vehicle. Clearly, however, they realized there’s a broader and more lucrative market in the unique expedition-style tourism the vehicle can facilitate. Because the airship can launch from virtually any large, flat surface — think ice, the desert, even a big enough ship at sea — and stay aloft for up to five days, it’s capable of traveling to many destinations that aren’t reachable by airplane. With a top speed of just 91 miles per hour, it won’t get you anywhere in a hurry, but, when you can wake up every morning of your trip with a view from 16,000 feet above Earth, do you really care?Ticket prices for the proposed three-day expeditions aboard the Airlander 10 have yet to be announced. Considering it only carries 19 passengers, we’re guessing it’s going to be quite expensive indeed. How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Falllast_img read more

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Restrictions Leave Over 100 CoalLaden Ships Idle off China

first_imgzoom Over 100 ships loaded with coal were stationary off the southern and eastern coasts of China as at October 31, up sharply from around 36 in mid-September, Platts’ C-flow vessel tracking software showed.The stationary coal ships include ten that are lying idle in the Zhoushan anchorage, three in the Shanghai regional shipping queue, and two waiting in the Lianyungang offshore queue.The surge in idle vessel numbers comes on the back of the introduction of restrictions on coal imports at a number of China’s major ports, including Guangzhou, Xiamen and Zhoushan, in late August, Platts cited market sources. Several ports in China also reported extensive delays and longer queues for ships arriving to discharge seaborne-traded thermal coal.However, Platts said that port authorities rejected claims that restrictions have been imposed on the discharge of imported coal.Data from the C-flow vessel tracking software indicated that four bulk carriers, including the 177,800 dwt Boston, the 176,000 dwt Bulk Success, the 181,000 dwt Navios Joy, and the 171,000 Sunbeam, were waiting for clearance at the Zhoushan anchorage point.Additionally, the bulk carrier Agios Nikolas has been stationary in the Shanghai regional queue since October 22, while a number of ships carrying coal cargoes were parked at different locations off the coast of South China.last_img read more

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Legislation to Eliminate Business Occupancy Tax Introduced

first_imgSERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Legislation to EliminateBusiness Occupancy Tax Introduced A bill to eliminate the business occupancy tax was introducedtoday, May 5, on behalf of Nova Scotia’s 55 municipalities. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Barry Barnetsaid the tax is inefficient for municipalities and businesses andcreates the perception of double property taxation in NovaScotia. “As we market Nova Scotia as a good place to do business, this isa perception we can do without,” the minister said. “This day has been a long time coming,” said Mayor CharlesCrosby, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. “Out of this legislation will come a commercial property taxsystem that is simpler for municipalities and businesses. The 55municipalities in Nova Scotia stand squarely behind this bill andwe look forward to it becoming law.” Business occupancy tax is paid on the assessed value of acommercial property. Depending on the type of business, the taxis the commercial tax rate multiplied by either 25, 50 or 75 percent of the individual business’s commercial assessment. In the 25 per cent category are businesses such as campgrounds,restaurants, automobile dealerships and hotels. About 11 per centof businesses fall into this category. The 75 per cent category includes businesses such as insurancecompanies, banks and other financial institutions. Thesebusinesses comprise about three per cent of Nova Scotiabusinesses. All other Nova Scotia businesses — about 85 per cent — are inthe 50 per cent category. Among the many issues raised in the consultations that took placebefore this legislation was the impact of going to rate-times-assessment on seasonal, tourism-related businesses. Currently,these businesses pay the business occupancy tax only during themonths they are open. To offset this impact, seasonal businesses will be taxed bymunicipalities at 75 per cent of the commercial tax rate. Thismeasure becomes effective April 1, 2006. The business occupancy tax will also be eliminated immediatelyfor other businesses in the 25 per cent category, such as year-round tourism accommodations, restaurants and automobile dealers. Businesses in the 50 per cent category, which includes most NovaScotia businesses, will see the business occupancy tax phased outover five years. Banks and other businesses in the 75 per cent category willcontinue to pay business occupancy tax for seven years until itis eliminated in year eight. The legislation introduced today also addresses a situationunique to owners of commercial rental space. Under the currentsystem, the owner of the building pays property tax, but thecommercial tenant pays the business occupancy tax. Under the new rate-times-assessment system, the owner of the property would seea significant increase in annual municipal taxes. While manycommercial leases have tax increase clauses, others do not. Forthose that do not, the legislation allows building owners torecover this additional tax from their tenant, who is no longerpaying the business occupancy tax. Incorporated villages and rural fire districts also are in aunique situation. They currently charge a single rate for bothresidential and commercial properties, and this rate is alsoapplied to the business occupancy assessment. In order for themto recover revenues that would be lost by eliminating thebusiness occupancy tax, and to ensure residential properties arenot impacted, villages and rural fire districts will be allowedto charge a commercial rate that is not to exceed 1.5 times theresidential rate. Charities and non-profits are currently exempt from paying thebusiness occupancy tax. To offset the increased commercial tax,the Municipal Government Act allows municipalities to provideeither tax relief or a grant to affected organizations. If passed, the legislation calls for the phase-out of thebusiness occupancy tax to begin April 1, 2006.last_img read more

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Bonos Special Limerick For Mario Batali

first_imgThis June, thousands of restaurants, food trucks and bars worldwide are uniting with one shared goal: the fight for a world in which every child is born HIV free.Video: A Special “Limerick” from Bono to Mario BataliEncouraging people to join the AIDS fight by eating and drinking (RED) this June, (RED) co-founder and U2 front man, Bono, recorded a special “limerick” for his friend who’s leading the campaign for (RED), chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali.Spearheaded by Mario Batali, the second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign offers food fans around the world a month-long program of special events and experiences, unique (RED) menu items and social media activations, all designed to raise money and awareness for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS.It costs as little as 40 cents for two life-saving pills that, when taken daily, can prevent an HIV+ mom from passing the virus to her unborn baby. Still, 650 babies are needlessly born with the virus every day. EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES rallies the culinary world to help get that number nearer to zero.“Food is a natural convener of people, and affords families and friends endless opportunities to share stories, ideas and discuss what’s happening in the world. For this reason, EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is as much about raising money for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS as it is about inspiring conversation and action around the table,” explains Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED).On May 31, the campaign officially launches at The (RED) Supper – an extraordinary al fresco dining experience hosted by Mario Batali on New York City’s Pier 26. Presented by Infiniti and in partnership with Outstanding in the Field, tickets to The (RED) Supper are available on Gilt.com/TheREDsupper. Each ticket purchased can help provide at least 100 days of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication.In addition to entertainment by The Roots, the event will bring together ten of today’s most celebrated chefs who will create very special four-course (RED) menus using locally sourced ingredients generously donated by Fresh Direct. The dinner will be paired with wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and Belvedere will serve cocktails mixed with fresh juice provided by Hurom.“The (RED) supper will be a remarkable moment in culinary history,” explains Batali. “We’re literally bringing people to the table to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS and urging people to go out and support this campaign by eating, drinking and thinking (RED) throughout the month of June!”Starting June 1, foodies everywhere will be able to eat and drink (RED) at more than 13,000 locations – from Los Angeles to London, Monaco to Mumbai and Sydney to Seattle.Supporting EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is easy. Every participating business makes a donation to the Global Fund, and during June their customers can support a number of ways, ranging from ordering special (RED) menu items to making donations via text message. In addition, participating businesses in the US can benefit from a 50% discount on three cuts of meat from Pat LaFrieda Meats during June.Some of the 2015 highlights include: • Alongside the National Food Truck Association, Bank of America will host (RED) Food Truck Rallies in major US cities; for every food or drink purchase using a Bank of America debit or credit card, Bank of America will make a donation of 40 cents (up to $250,000) to the Global Fund. • Chipotle is offering a (RED) Chipotle gift card online and at Chipotle locations nationwide; Chipotle will donate 5% of every (RED) gift card purchase of $25 or more (up to $100,000) to the Global Fund. In addition, to build awareness around the AIDS fight, celebrity chefs including Mario Batali and Andrew Zimmern will create (RED)CIPES for dishes that will be available on Pinterest and other social networks using the real, whole ingredients in Chipotle kitchens. • Italian company, Alessi – known for transforming everyday household and kitchenware items into works of art – is launching a Special Edition (PRODUCT)RED collection; for each online or in-store purchase, Alessi will donate up to 10% of the retail price to the fight for an AIDS Free Generation. • Participating US Starbucks locations are offering two (RED) menu items from June 2-June 23; for every Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake or Red Berry Cheese Danish purchased, Starbucks will donate 10 cents to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS. Similarly, participating Canadian Starbucks locations will donate 10 cents US for every Raspberry Cheese Danish and Lemon Raspberry Loaf purchased. • Online fresh food grocer FreshDirect is creating an EAT (RED) page at www.freshdirect.com/RED where customers can order the highest quality, direct-from-the-farm food, with a portion of each purchase going to fight AIDS. • Delivery.com is making a 40 cent donation to the Global Fund for orders placed all month. • Belvedere Vodka, a proud partner of (RED), is celebrating the launch of EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES with a series of Belvedere DRINK (RED) cocktail events in cities across the country from New York to San Francisco and more. Additionally, Belvedere (RED) cocktails will be featured at many restaurant and bar accounts throughout the campaign. • EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES chef ambassadors across the globe will serve up their best recipes at special (RED) fundraising dinners at their restaurants, including Sao Paolo’s Epice Restaurante, Charlotte’s Heirloom Restaurant and Sydney’s O Bar and Dining.To learn more about EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, campaign chef ambassadors, search for participating businesses worldwide or view the global calendar of events, please visit Red.org/eat.last_img read more

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The top 10 books on Apples iBooksUS

iBook charts for week ending January 27, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)2. Educated by Tara Westover – 9780399590511 – (Random House Publishing Group)3. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett – 97681101990247 (Penguin Publishing Group)4. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 9781524763152 – (Crown)5. Crucible by James Rollins – 9780062381804 – (William Morrow)6. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen – 9781250133748 – (St. Martin’s Press)7. We Shouldn’t by Vi Keeland – 9781942215912 – (C. Scott Publishing Corp.)8. The Mister by E L James – 9781984898333 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)9. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Windows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – 9780062645135 – (William Morrow)10. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – 9781400201662 – (Thomas Nelson)____The Associated Press read more

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Moroccos BMCE Bank of Africa Certified as Top Employer 2019

Casablanca – BMCE Bank of Africa has received certification  as “Top Employer 2019” by Top Employers Institute.During a ceremony Thursday in Johannesburg, the Moroccan bank was elected as a “Top Employer” for the second year in a row. BMCE dedicates itself to providing the best working environment for employees through its progressive “people-first” HR practices, the bank said in a release.As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute, a global organization dedicated to enriching the world of work, assesses participants through their global HR Best Practices Survey. In order to be certified, organisations must successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute. read more

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Young people set the agenda at unprecedented Security Council meeting

More than 150 New York City school students and other young people from around the world participated in the event, entitled “Your World, Your Future: Voices of a New Generation,” which sought to bring the voices of youth – who make up nearly half of the global population – directly to the Council.“You have a stake in our debates everyday, but today you and your generation will have a voice as well,” Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States, which holds the rotating Council presidency for this month and organized the event, said as she welcomed those gathered. “This type of informal meeting is not what we usually do, but in my opinion, it’s one of the most important events this month,” she added. Ahead of the event, young people around the world between the ages of 13 and 21 were invited to tell the Council, through video and written submissions, about the most vital challenges to peace and security facing their generation. Almost 1,000 young people from 90 countries took up the challenge.Among them was a 17-year-old girl from Venezuela who encouraged world leaders to “exchange a weapon for a smile,” a young girl from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo who appealed to leaders to help “bring back durable peace to our country,” and a young man from Tunisia who described terrorism as the most serious threat to international peace and security today. “The message these young people send us today is very simple and direct. Act. Deliver. Match words with deeds,” noted Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who also addressed the event. “We have no shortage of crises before us. The Security Council must deliver – now. Not in some far-off future.”Listening to the voices of the young people, Mr. Ban – who grew up in war-torn Republic of Korea – said he felt very strongly that he could have been one of them. “I, too, grew up in war. I, too, saw my village destroyed,” he told them. “The United Nations helped rebuild my country. It shaped my life. It defined who I am. For my generation, the United Nations was a beacon of hope. It should be for this new generation as well.”In an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace to boosting economic development, the UN has proclaimed the International Year of Youth, which began on 12 August 2010. In proclaiming the Year, the Assembly called on governments, civil society, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local and international levels to mark the event, which is intended to advance the full and effective participation of youth in all aspects of society. 21 December 2010From tackling terrorism and climate change to ending poverty and conflict, young people from around the world made their voices heard on the most vital challenges facing their generation during a unique event held today with the 15 members of the Security Council at United Nations Headquarters. read more

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Cleveland Cavaliers to play game at Ohio State for third straight year

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is seen before tipoff of overtime of a game between the Cavs and the San Antonio Spurs. The Cavs beat the Spurs, 128-125, in overtime.Credit: Courtesy of TNSOhio State might be home to the defending college football national champions, but for a night in October, it will host the defending NBA Eastern Conference champions, as well.For the third consecutive year, the Schottenstein Center is set to be the sight of a Cleveland Cavaliers preseason game as the Cavs will meet the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 12.The game is set to be the third of seven Cavs preseason games, with their opener on another Ohio college campus: Xavier University in Cincinnati.Last season, the Cavs hosted the Chicago Bulls at the Schottenstein Center in front of a sold-out crowd of 19,049. The Cavs won that contest 107-98, with point guard Kyrie Irving and small forward LeBron James combining for 46 points and 13 assists.The year before, the Cavs entertained the crowd with a 104-93 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.The Cleveland Browns also expanded their preseason to Columbus this year, bringing their Orange & Brown Scrimmage to Ohio Stadium on Aug. 7. That event drew just under 50,000 fans.Last season, James returned to the Cavs after four years with the Miami Heat, leading them to a 53-29 record and second-ever trip to the NBA Finals, where they eventually fell to the Golden State Warriors in six games.James, an Akron, Ohio, native and avid supporter of OSU athletics, was given a permanent locker in the home locker room at the Schottenstein Center in 2013.Tickets to the Oct. 12 preseason matchup between the Cavs and Grizzlies go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 and begin at $15. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Correction Aug. 26: An earlier version of the story stated the 2013 game against the 76ers was the Cavs’ Columbus debut, when in fact they had played at the Schottenstein Center prior to that. read more

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Seawall Shooting Police say eyewitness interview did not take place

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSeawall shooting: “Eyewitness” surfaces, contradicts police report on killingsMarch 26, 2018In “Crime”Seawall Shooting: “Eyewitness” was never on the roof- Acting Top CopMarch 29, 2018In “Crime”Seawall shooting: Security Minister says he is ‘on the side of the Police Commissioner’April 4, 2018In “Crime” The self proclaimed eyewitness -to the Kingston Seawall killings of three suspected bandits – who according to the police was scheduled for a interview with a Senior Detective in the presence of his attorney, Nigel Hughes, today (Tuesday) did not turn up.(L) Attorney Nigel Huges and the self proclaimed eyewitness Devon LyteAccording to the Guyana Police Force public relations department, “Mr. Lyte’s Attorney-at-Law when contacted in relation to another matter informed the detective that his client needed another 24hrs. As his client has some issues to sort out.”The police had said that Lyte went to Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday (Monday) around 16:45hrs and in the presence of his attorney submitted “a copy of the statement, which he issued earlier to the Crime Chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Williams.”Lyte during a press conference held at his attorney’s office on Monday read from the prepared statement where he claimed that on the day Dextroy Cordis also known as Dutty, of Grove, East Bank Demerara, Kwame Assanah, of Buxton, East Coast Demerara and Errol Adams also known as Dynamite were fatally shot, he was working on the roof of the Guyana Softball Association on Carifesta Avenue and would have witnessed the incident, which based on his account is vastly different from the statement issued by the police.Hughes recapping what Lyte said, among other things, posited that “there were two vehicles, the black vehicle which had the now three deceased in the front which was being followed by the silver [police] vehicle, he [eyewitness] hears banging looked west saw the road was blocked off by the police, those two vehicles were driving east along the Seawall road, gunfire erupted… the car in front stopped, the driver of the silver car got out walked to him, put him [Assanah] on the ground, was actually assaulting him on the ground and then after that there was gunfire…at the time the gunfire erupted he (officer) was physically standing over the guy who was on the ground.”The black vehicle the suspects were using and which was reportedly driven by Kwame Assanah“In fact, the driver of the black car was on the ground being physically assaulted for more than ten minutes before the gunfire erupted and three occupants, as you all know, were all dead…there were no motorcycle which disappeared with any pillion rider or any mysterious rider,” Hughes told media operatives.According to Hughes the facts presented by Lyte seems to suggest that this was an execution.Additionally, the purported eyewitness related that the roads leading to the seawalls were blocked to vehicular traffic prior to the alleged shootout.However, Lyte said that while he witnessed the event, he could not state whether shots were fired at the police, nor if the three suspects were armed.The damaged unmarked police vehicle with bullet holes Hours after the shooting to death of the three men, the police in a statement related that the men were followed by an unmarked police vehicle after they were seen trailing a customer who had left the Scotia Bank on Robb Street, Georgetown.The police claimed that in the vicinity of the seawalls, the men in the black Toyota car opened fire on them and in retaliation, they returned fire fatally wounding them. read more

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Montpellier wins French League Cup

← Previous Story ZRK Vardar one step closer to Budapest! Next Story → Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic takes charge in Aix! french league cup handballhandballhandball matchhandball resultsMontpellier Final day of the French League Cup was totally different from the semi-finals day before. Montpellier had no problem to win the trophy over Saint Raphael 34:21 (17:9) after 2010 and 2012. In comparation with the tough semi-final battle, domination of Thierry Omeyer and Co. was just a boring part of the first French handball weekend in 2014… read more

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PRESS RELEASE ZIKA VIRUS RECORDED IN TURKS AND CAICOS

first_imgThere is no specific medication to treat Zika and there are currently no vaccines to prevent the illness. However, symptoms of Zika can be managed by: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Since 2007, 65 countries have reported cases of Zika. Of the 65 countries, approximately 22 countries are located in the Caribbean region. As of Friday, July 22, 2016, the Turks and Caicos Islands has recorded 5 cases of Zika Virus. Three (3) of these cases are associated with a recent history of travel to areas where cases of Zika has been reported. The other 2 are being investigated. To date, there is no epidemiological evidence of in country transmission associated with the two non-travel related cases. Measures have been taken to ensure that these cases are managed and contained, and all affected persons are recovering. To protect yourself and your family, the Ministry advises persons in the TCI to take the following precautions: Zika is a viral illness, which is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. This mosquito is found throughout the Americas, including the TCI. Most persons who contract Zika are often not aware that they have the illness as they may not have any symptoms. Symptoms of Zika are similar to Dengue and Chikungunya and appear between four to seven days after someone has been bitten by an infected mosquito. These symptoms include mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye), muscle or joint pain, and general malaise. The concern with Zika is a growing body of evidence regarding the connection between infection with Zika during pregnancy and possible abnormalities in the newborn. In addition, there has been an association with Zika and other neurological complications such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Getting plenty of restDrinking fluids to prevent dehydrationTaking medicines, such as acetaminophen, or paracetamol, to relieve fever and pain.Do not take aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aleve or Ibuprofen unless advised by a doctor. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMosquito-borne diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya and the recent emergence of Zika virus has been of serious concern in the Caribbean region including the Turks and Caicos Islands.center_img Increased countrywide clean up campaigns, fogging exercises and premises inspections;Expanded surveillance efforts;Provided regular training sessions and situational updates to health professionals; andStepped up public awareness campaigns. The Turks and Caicos Government in partnership with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO), the Airport Authority, Tourist Board, Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, TCI Hospital and other local and regional stakeholders has taken extensive measures to protect our residents and visitors from the threat of diseases. For more information, contact the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services on 338-3061 or 338-3058. The Ministry will keep the public informed with any new developments. Prevent mosquito breeding in and around your home by keeping your environment clean (check your gutters and remove standing water from old flower vases, tires and other containers that might act as breeding sites such as water drums and barrels).Avoid being bitten by wearing loose long-sleeved shirts and long pants, applying insect repellents and using mosquito nets.Zika has been proven to be sexually transmitted therefore we recommend condom use.Pregnant women are advised to seek more information from their health provider at their next scheduled visit and not to travel to areas with Zika virus during pregnancy. If pregnant and you suspect that you have Zika, contact your healthcare provider immediately.Women and men who have been diagnosed with the Zika virus are advised to seek guidance from their health provider prior to planning a future pregnancy. The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services has held several joint high level meetings with our regional and local partners to ensure that all available resources are accumulated and every measure possible is taken to ensure that our country implements the strongest possible Zika virus preparedness and response plan to address this issue. Thus far, the following steps have been taken: Related Items:last_img read more

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Expert judging panel takes shape for the Employee Benefits Awards

first_imgAnt Donaldson (pictured), global product expert, benefits at E.On and 2015 Employee benefits professional of the year; Emma Hart, HR manager at Visualsoft; Dave Roberts, head of pension and benefits at Virgin Media; Ian Hodson, reward and benefits manager at the University of Lincoln; John Mayor, head of UK rewards at Danone; and Caroline Bendelow, director of people and performance at Age UK, are among this year’s judges for the Employee Benefits Awards 2016.More than 25 HR, benefit, reward and compensation professionals will take part in the judging.The judging panel comprises industry experts from the public, private and charity sectors. They will draw on their collective wealth of experience across a range of industries, locations, workforce demographics and sizes, to select the shortlist for the 23 categories open for entry in this year’s Awards.Stay tuned to www.employeebenefitsawards.co.uk in April to find out who has made the shortlist.The winners will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party on 3 June at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London. The much-anticipated event will celebrate the hard work and achievements of the industry over the last year.For more information and to reserve your seats, visit www.employeebenefitsawards.co.uk.last_img read more

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The Dailys 30 Million Launch Archetype for Tablet Success or the Next

first_imgNews Corp. has spent $30 million on development (which has been “written off”) of The Daily and current costs are less than $500,000 per week, according to chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch. “We’ll be happy when we’re selling millions,” he said. “Our ambitions are high but the costs are low.” The buildup (and budgets) around the launch of The Daily are reminiscent of Conde Nast’s 2007 launch of Portfolio, a business publication that went against the grain by featuring big, bold articles and dynamic visuals. Portfolio folded in May 2009. Apple kept mum on its highly anticipated digital subscription plan during a press conference today at the Guggenheim in New York City announcing News Corp.’s new tablet publication The Daily (which is available in the App Store as of noon Eastern), but News Corp. did offer a look at both the layout (which includes a digital cover about Egypt with a tagline that says “Falling Paraoh”), as well as a peek at the business model behind what could be the most defining tablet “magazine” yet. While previews didn’t offer much that was new in terms of iPad content navigation and presentation, The Daily will be groundbreaking in its attempts to monetize digital subscriptions on tablets. News Corp. predicts subscriptions to account for the majority of revenues to start but aspires to a 50/50 split between subscriptions and advertising revenue eventually. The Daily will be sold for 99 cents per week or $39.99 per year and will be billed automatically through customer iTunes accounts. The approach is not totally gated: Readers will be able to share stories via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. The Daily features about 100 staffers splitting about 90 percent of their time on editing/writing and 10 percent on support services. Breaking news updates can be handled by inserting a completely new page into the template, tickers running across the bottom or through social media channels, but the The Daily is going to take pains not to overwhelm readers with constant updates, according to editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo. last_img read more

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Lady Gaga Reveals Hidden Habits Intimate Moments In New Doc

first_img Lady Gaga Reveals Hidden Habits, Intimate Moments In New Doc Some of the six-time GRAMMY winner’s most intimate and vulnerable moments will be shared in a new Netflix documentaryBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 7, 2017 – 2:14 pm Little monsters and entry-level Lady Gaga stans alike will soon be able to see an intimate portrait of the six-time GRAMMY winner in a brand new documentary biopic on the singer’s life, daily activities, and hidden habits. Email News Twitter Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Lady Gaga: GRAMMY Backstage New Doc On Lady Gaga Reveals Secret Moments lady-gaga-reveals-hidden-habits-intimate-moments-new-doc Gaga: Five Foot Two was filmed behind the scenes during the recording and roll out for the singer’s most recent album Joanne. The film comes from director Chris Moukarbel, known for his HBO documentaries Banksy Does New York and Me @ The Zoo, the latter of which charted the strange lifecycle of Internet fame.The teaser for Gaga: Five Foot Two promises to show, “Lady Gaga as you’ve never seen her …at her most vulnerable moments as she pushes through chronic pain, heartbreak and produces a soul-blooming album.”The film premieres at Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off today, and will be available on Netflix starting Sept. 22.Metallica, Halsey Join Suicide Prevention Campaignlast_img read more