‘Neymar still destined to make Madrid move’

first_imgNeymar may have committed his immediate future to Paris Saint-Germain but a move to Real Madrid will be made “sooner or later”, says former Barcelona star Rivaldo.On the back of a summer of intense speculation, the world’s most expensive player has pledged to spend the 2018-19 campaign in France.Those comments have brought talk of another big-money transfer to a close, 12 months on from a €222 million (£200m/$257m) switch to Paris, but talk of the Brazilian becoming a ‘Galactico’ at some stage refuses to go away. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Rivaldo believes that is because a return to Spain for the ex-Barca forward is inevitable, regardless of what he may be saying in the present.He told betfair: “It seems probable that Neymar will stay in France this season but in football you never know what could happen the next day. Everything is on the table until the transfer window closes.“For now, I must believe in his own words about staying at PSG, but from what I’ve heard, he will end up – sooner or later – at Real Madrid.”While the Blancos have been unable to land Neymar in the current window, their arch-rivals at Camp Nou have snapped up two Brazilian stars in the form of Arthur and Malcom.Rivaldo expects his fellow countrymen to make a positive impression in Catalunya, with both young enough to make important contributions in the present and future.Malcom Barcelona Tottenham ICCThe World Cup winner added: “Barcelona have signed Malcom and Arthur and both look capable of being solid investments.“They are young, skilled players. For that reason, the club can benefit from them in two different ways – on the pitch playing or as a future transfer for another club.“It’s been important for teams to sign talented youngsters to provide them with that future. If they fail to claim a first team place, they can be still be sold to other clubs at a profit as they are still young, but I’m convinced that both have the quality to make an impact at Barca over the next few years.“The club have also signed Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich. The Chilean international is a great acquisition for their midfield which needed some power and experience.“I think Barca are making the correct choices in the transfer window to build a strong squad this season.”last_img read more

UK: Port of Dover Secures Its Global Development

first_img Print  Close zoom The Port of Dover, together with its international partners Mott MacDonald and Buchan Group, has been successful in securing a significant contract to guide the major future development of three ports managed by Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd (TIPC). 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Having established strong relationships with TIPC, cemented through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2011, the Port of Dover’s world-class expertise in port management and port development has been showcased both in Taiwan and in the UK. The contract is a clear recognition of the global reputation that the Port has now achieved as a valuable consultancy partner when requiring a team made up of the best international experts.Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the Port team, its partners, and for the global reputation of the British maritime industry. Moreover, it gives our staff an incredible platform for career development and reflects the vision that we have for our community in providing new and inspiring opportunities.”As the consultancy business develops and Dover’s port expertise is required elsewhere as well as still in Dover, this will lead to the creation of high quality jobs at Dover with exciting prospects for all those associated with the Port. This is a further strand of the Port’s drive for transformation, nurturing talent in Dover that then delivers expertise all around the world with Dover’s name becoming synonymous with opportunity, quality and excellence. In turn, this will contribute towards inward investment as Dover becomes a hub for maritime expertise, furthering the Port’s ability to act as a catalyst for regeneration.Beating off stiff competition, the partners also received fantastic support from UKTI (the British Trade & Cultural Office in Taiwan) in promoting British expertise in Taiwan.Chris Wood, Director, BTCO said: “This is a great boost to Britain’s international reputation in port planning and with such a strong partnership evident between Mott MacDonald, Buchan Group and the Port of Dover, goes to show that with the right expertise and our support, the UK can play a major role in global maritime affairs.”The contract is focused on carrying out master planning activities for the three Taiwanese ports of Keelung, Kaohsiung and Anping in order to promote the ports’ domestic and international passenger transport and tourism services, including the construction and modernisation of passenger terminal facilities.Glen Curry, Mott MacDonald said: “This is a very exciting contract to have won and with the specialist skills and experience of the Port of Dover supporting our port planning and engineering expertise, we are confident we can plan great things for Taiwan’s ports.”The partners will conduct research and analysis on the location and characteristics of Keelung Port, Kaohsiung Port and Anping Port in order to carry out a detailed investigation of possible domestic and foreign development projects. They will then produce the final master plan presenting the most appropriate developments, their location and size, configuration and the types of industry suited to the ports.center_img My location Port of Dover, February 12, 2014last_img read more

Director of Public Safety Appointed

first_imgA former superintendent with Halifax Regional Police will lead the province’s new Public Safety Investigation Unit. Fred Sanford has been appointed as the Director of Public Safety and will oversee the unit which, under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, can investigate and shut down a property if suspected illegal activity is taking place. “Mr. Sanford is a respected and dedicated police officer with over 29 years experience with the Halifax Regional Police,” said Justice Minister Murray Scott. “We are extremely pleased that he has agreed to take a leadership role in our effort to help communities crack down on crime.” Mr. Sanford has extensive experience in operational policing, criminal investigations, administration and management. Most recently, he led the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division for the Halifax Regional Police. “I am honoured to lead the development and implementation of thisexciting new initiative,” said Mr. Sanford. “In my experience as a police officer I have observed, first hand, how criminal activity can disrupt the peace and safety of neighbourhoods. “I look forward to working with our communities to ensure this new legislation and the investigative unit are utilized effectively to increase public safety.” The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act improves community safety by targeting and, if necessary, shutting down residential and commercial buildings and land that is regularly used for illegal activities. Such activities include producing, selling or using illegal drugs, prostitution, illegal gaming or the unlawful sale and consumption of alcohol. This legislation gives citizens the tools to take back their neighbourhoods by reporting problem residences and businesses. It also holds property owners accountable for threatening or disturbing activities regularly taking place on their property. The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act was proclaimed in January. It is anticipated that the investigative unit will be operational in April. Citizens who have complaints can call 1-877-35-SAFER (72337). Mr. Sanford was the successful candidate after a competition in late 2006.last_img read more


first_imgWhen we met Anubhav Sinha, he told us that you cast yourself for Article 15. Can you comment on this? You know, with Article 15, I actually extracted the script from Anubhav sir. He had offered me a film in the romantic-comedy genre but I was more interested in doing a film that was hard-hitting. Then he told me a one-liner for Article 15 and I understood the gist of it. Listening to just that, I was very intrigued and then we started discussing about it. He also went further and wrote more drafts of this film. And then eventually it became this fantastic, hard-hitting, social drama. I got really excited about playing this part, and now here we are with the film that has just released in theatres. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiographyPeople get goose bumps every time the trailer comes on because it is so disturbing yet impactful.When I saw the film, I liked it a lot. When you work on a film, there are times when you tend to lose objectivity. You have shot all these scenes and you know the stories behind them but for the audience it becomes more exciting to watch because it hits them. As an actor, you have done these scenes, you have seen the film and so you are bound to lose objectivity. Then you just cross your fingers and hope it clicks with the audience in theatres. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot This is different from the characters you have played before. Was there any kind of research you did to portray your character? I did not take any references from other films. But I was inspired by some real people. I met real cops for this role. I met Mr Manoj Malaviya, a senior IPS officer from Delhi. I emulated his body language, his moustache and the way he is. I adapted it for my physicality in the film. Secondly, I also read on this subject, like a book based on Dalits called Joothan: An Untouchable’s Life which is a vernacular book by Mr Omprakash Valmiki. The story is very heart-wrenching. I was reading this book while I was shooting Article 15 and it helped me get into that zone. In the trailer, we get a glimpse of how much physical efforts have been made while shooting in these real, rural locations. Could you shed some light on that? For a couple of days, we had to shoot at this particular water body that was infested with reptiles, water snakes and leeches. That was tough because you have no idea what is happening in the place that you are shooting in. You just keep walking, and walking on an uneven surface, which makes it extremely difficult but it was also quite exciting and challenging to shoot a film like Article 15.Film is based on casteism, which is a very sensitive issue. As an actor and a public figure, do you feel a certain responsibility when you are playing parts like these?You know what I think, every mainstream actor should do films like this, films that are socially responsible. It gives them a chance to do something for society. I am looking for the fact that it should create a certain impact in society and, of course, I know that things will not change overnight but at least there will be a beginning of a discussion on this subject. That is the main target of the film. You told us before that playing a blind man in AndhaDhun had changed your perspective of how you see the world and now you are doing this hard-hitting film. Did this film also help change your perspective about certain things? Of course! This film and this story, has affected me emotionally and mentally. We live in a country which has a caste divide and 70 per cent of our nation is rural, where this caste divide is very rampant. We also see it in urban India but people do not wear their caste on their sleeves. We recently saw a case where a young girl named Dr Payal Tadvi committed suicide because she was facing casteism from her senior colleagues. So, being a responsible citizen or socially conscious artist, it is my moral duty to do a film once in a while which creates a stir that is needed. You are known as the bankable star in Bollywood, especially after AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho. Do you think it is easier for you to explore different roles now? That is the reason I can do films like Article 15, why I can choose scripts like these. It gives me courage. My success gives me courage to take more risks and to choose scripts and ideas which are difficult to execute because with a film like Article 15, you have never seen this kind of film with this kind of tonality in mainstream Indian cinema before. Here we have frankly and blatantly spoken about different castes in the film, which is something that we have not seen happen in Bollywood films prior to this. Finally, can you tell us more about the impressive upcoming line-up you just mentioned? I have finished the film Dream Girl, which also has Nushrat Bharucha, and I am currently shooting for Amar Kaushik’s film, Bala. After this, mid-July onwards, I will start shooting for Gulabo Sitabo with Amitabh Bachchan. The film is directed by Shoojit Sircar. Later this year, I will begin the shoot of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.last_img read more

UNs Jenin factfinding team set to be in Middle East by weeks

“We have started our work,” Martti Ahtisaari, the former President of Finland, told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York. “We are heading today to Geneva with those team members who are coming from here. And I expect to meet the rest of the team in Geneva during the day tomorrow.” Mr. Ahtisaari, whose appointment as head of the team was announced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday, stressed that he was focusing on the job defined by the Security Council resolution 1405. “I have been asked to look into the whole Jenin question,” he said. “What that will require, I will do whatever is needed. And what is, I think, more important at this moment is that we have been assured of the full cooperation of the Israeli authorities.”According to Mr. Ahtisaari, the mission was planning to start out by meeting with the Israeli authorities and then with the Palestinians. “Out of sheer courtesy I should perhaps start with the Foreign Minister and the Defence Minister and continue from there,” he said. Asked about a meeting with Chairman Yasser Arafat, he said, “I’m sure that that will be in the cards.”During his encounter with the press, Mr. Ahtisaari was accompanied by one of his team members, retired United States General Bill Nash, whom the Secretary-General described as a military adviser when he had named some members of the mission at a news conference on Monday. Asked about the reported complaints by Israel that General Nash was not a full member of the team, Mr. Ahtisaari stressed that the role of the General “is going to be crucial in the sense that we are dealing primarily with the Ministry of Defence.” “When I met the Secretary-General for the first time, before we heard of any complaints, I told him that I’m a very inclusive manager… so my idea is to have both General Nash and Commissioner [Thomas Peter] Fitzgerald [the Police Advisor] as part of my team, and indeed the others who are joining me as well.” For his part, General Nash, who has considerable experience working in conflict areas, said he was “deeply honoured that the Secretary-General has demonstrated confidence in me to ask me to participate in this mission, and I look forward to serving him and President Ahtisaari.” read more

UN reports seven of its personnel injured in Bali attack

Citing reports from the field, UN spokesperson Hua Jiang told the press in New York that three of those injured – two civilian police and a military officer – “have suffered serious burns” while the other four endured injuries described as “relatively minor.” In addition, two military members of the mission remain unaccounted for.All those wounded were serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste, known as UNMISET. Personnel from the mission often pass through Bali on their way to and from the capital, Dili, or visit the island while on leave. At the time of the attacks, up to 155 UNMISET personnel were reported to be in, or transiting through, Bali.UNMISET has sent a small team, consisting of a chaplain, a stress counsellor and a logistics officer to assist the mission’s staff in Bali and facilitate their quick return to Timor-Leste.In a related development, the President of the UN General Assembly, Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic, today added his voice to other UN officials condemning the attack, including Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who today denounced it as “brutal and inhumane.”Mr. Kavan called on all States to fight terrorism, and said such attacks “cannot be excused for any reason or by any ideology,” according to his spokesman, who added that the President “hopes for a swift investigation and punishment of those responsible.” read more

Caracal drops plan to acquire TransGlobe Energy following Glencore takeover bid

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 14, 2014 7:17 am MDT CALGARY – Caracal Energy Inc. (LSE:CRCL) has terminated plans to merge with a Calgary company and reached a friendly deal to be acquired by Glencore Xstrata PLC. (LSE:GLEN), one of the world’s largest commodities companies.Caracal says it has paid a US$9.25-million termination fee to TransGlobe Energy Corp. (TSX:TGL) under their March 15 agreement, which had envisioned creating in independent company focused on Africa.Instead, Glencore has agreed to pay 5.50 British pounds cash per share of Caracal, which would be delisted from the London Stock Exchange.The president and CEO of Calgary-based TransGlobe said the company is “extremely disappointed” that it won’t be combining with Caracal.TransGlobe also said it plans to distribute the fee it received from Caracal to shareholders through a special dividend of 10 cents US per share and also to restore plans for a regular dividend equal to five cents US per share. Caracal drops plan to acquire TransGlobe Energy following Glencore takeover bid AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Sweet gas ski resorts get a pass from province on environmental reviews

Sweet gas, ski resorts get a pass from province on environmental reviews by Dene Moore, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 15, 2014 12:16 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – The B.C. government is exempting about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental assessment reviews.Under orders in council passed without public debate or fanfare on Monday, natural gas processing plants that produce less than two tonnes of sulphur emissions per day — “sweet” natural gas, as opposed to higher-emission “sour gas” — will no longer face the assessment as of April 28.According to figures from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission, that would account for about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province.And beginning Jan. 1 next year, ski and all-season resorts would also be exempt.Environment Minister Mary Polak said such projects are subject to approval processes by other government agencies.“This will reduce the duplication. Right now there are two process that are virtually identical,” Polak said Tuesday.The gas plants will continue to be regulated by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission, she said.But these changes go well beyond cutting red tape, said critics.“We’re viewing this as another step toward environmental deregulation,” said Anna Johnston of West Coast Environmental Law.“It’s part of a sliding that we’ve been doing — divesting ourselves of responsibility over responsible development and making sure that the environmental and social impacts of industry are properly considered and analyzed before we approve projects.”Sweet gas requires relatively little purifying, whereas sour gas contains more than one per cent of toxic hydrogen sulphide, which must be removed before the gas can be used.Reviews are currently triggered by the size of the plant and not by the level of emissions, the minister said.“The risks associated with sour gas plants are what we are most concerned about. Sweet natural gas plants are currently regulated quite thoroughly through the oil and gas commission and they do not present the same hazard in terms of sulphur emission,” Polak said.“It’s going back to a more scientific trigger.”Polak could not say what percentage of the province natural gas plants will be affected, however, the oil and gas commission said about 98.8 per cent of B.C.’s natural gas is sweet.It’s unclear whether the plants in the province’s much-anticipated $1-trillion liquefied natural gas industry will trigger review under other provisions of the Environmental Assessment Act.As for resorts, Polak said they will continue to be regulated by the Forests, Land and Natural Resources Ministry.Those ministry processes are not public but documents are released to the public once a decision has been made, she said.Both types of project remain subject to the province’s Environmental Assessment Act and the minister can order a review. However, Johnston said she was aware of only one case where that has ever happened, and that was at the request of the project proponent.“We just can’t rely on these non-binding possibilities to ensure that all the potential impacts of projects get adequately assessed.”The federal government has brought in many changes to its own environmental assessment process. The Conservative government has imposed a mandatory timeline and restricted participation from outside parties.Most controversially, Ottawa also removed the decision-making power of the federal review panel and put the final say in the hands of cabinet.B.C. has come under fire for allowing the federal reviews to stand for the provincial assessment, in particular on the Northern Gateway pipeline review.Provincially, Johnston said in the past few months the Liberal government has introduced legislation rewriting the Parks Act and revising the Agricultural Land Reserve, potentially opening both for oil and gas activity.“Now we’re seeing this removal of really important oversight for gas facilities and for resorts,” she said. “In our view this just is another piece of that encouragement of industrial expansion at the expense of the health and safety of communities and the environment.” read more

Average GP now works 35 days a week and just one in

Patients’ groups said the rise of the part-time GP was “terrifying” given the national shortage of family doctors – fuelling ever longer waits for an appointment. But GPs said the job has become so intense that full-time working was increasingly “untenable”. The average GP now works less than three-and-a-half days a week – and just one in 20 trainee doctors intends to do the job full-time, research shows. The survey of more than 2,000 family doctors shows that on average, they are now carrying out 6.7 half-day sessions a week – the lowest figure on record. Patients’ groups said family doctors were lucky to be able to opt for part-time hours, with average earnings of more than £100,000 for a GP…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– read more

Google Glass uses a builtin trackpad for navigation

first_imgThe momentum behind Google’s Project Glass, now known as Google Glass, is growing. That’s mainly due to the involvement of Sergey Brin and his wearing of the prototype glasses whenever he happens to be posing for a picture or appearing on video.This Friday Brin appears on The Gavin Newsom Show, and he is once again wearing the glasses. Luckily for us, the preview of the show reveals something new about their functionality: on the right arm of the glasses a trackpad has been built-in.We previously thought navigation was limited to gestures and voice. Through this inclusion it’s possible to navigate media, select features/apps, and adjust options by using a combination of your finger on the trackpad and what you are viewing through the glasses.Think of it like you are looking at a monitor and navigating what’s on screen with a mouse. Only in this case only you can see the screen and the mouse is installed on a small plastic arm resting against your head. It adds absolutely no bulk to the glasses frame, yet unlocks a load of functionality to the user.Brin describes Google X, the area of Google where future projects are experimented with, as an “advanced skunkworks project.” Although most projects being developed within its walls are multiple years from a launch, Brin hopes Google Glass will arrive at some point next year.It’s certainly a project with potential, and as Brin discusses, it allows you to keep your hands free while having access to features you’d usually associate with a handset. There’s still a lot of development work required though, and we’ve already shown you how annoying ads could be on the device.More at The Gavin Newsom Show, via Engadgetlast_img read more

Donald Trump says he does not have tapes of that secret meeting

first_img Image: Charlie Neibergall/PA Images Jun 22nd 2017, 6:28 PM 12,750 Views Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 6:28 PM Image: Charlie Neibergall/PA Images US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has said that he doesn’t have recordings of his private meeting with former FBI director James Comey, contradicting suggestions that there were tapes of the one-to-one meeting.“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are “tapes” or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump said on Twitter.The controversial private meeting between Donald Trump and James Comey concerned the ongoing FBI investigation into Russian links with the Trump administration and interference in the US election.Comey alleges that during that meeting, Trump pushed him to drop the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who was removed from his position as a result of the scandal.Trump, meanwhile, denies trying to influence the FBI investigation. In a tweet last month, he suggested that there were recordings of the meeting in a warning to Comey:“James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”Afterwards he clarified that he would reveal whether he had recordings of the conversation at a later date.During a Senate hearing that emerged as a result of the conflicting statements, James Comey said that he ‘hoped’ there were recordings of the meeting.Read: Secret Service says it has no tapes of Trump’s Comey conversations Donald Trump says he does not have tapes of that secret meeting with Comey Trump had previously hinted that he had tapes of a private conversation with FBI director James Comey. http://jrnl.ie/3458757 46 Comments Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share78 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Budget 2017 Big on politics light on economics and a fight with

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram While it is the case that every federal budget is as much a political document as it is a statement of economic policy, the 2017 budget brought down by treasurer Scott Morrison places political objectives well ahead of economic rationality. Yet, for all its attempts to construct the notion that this is a plan put together by a pragmatic, centrist government, the Morrison-Turnbull budget will increase the tax burden on all Australians both directly (with an increase in the Medicare levy and, for those who have been or are going to university, higher tertiary education charges) and indirectly (as when the four major banks who have been targeted for a levy pass the cost of this tax on to consumers).In other words, the Turnbull-Morrison budget contains some real nasties for the voters although this has been obscured somewhat by the change in the government’s rhetoric and the inclusion of some stand-out individual proposals. In explaining its approach to the public, the Turnbull government has abandoned the rectitude and the hectoring of an allegedly indolent middle class that characterised the approach of Turnbull’s biggest political opponent, former Liberal leader and ultra-conservative Tony Abbott. In its place has come many more positive and progressive ideas; such as the need for a budget to be equitable and for the government to be taking the lead in attracting investment to allow for the building of infrastructure. The obsession that previous Liberal economic ministers such as former treasurer Joe Hockey (gone, of course) and finance minister Mathias Cormann (still there, but noticeably absent from the post-budget campaign) had with privatisation as a means to achieving a reduction in the role of government has been abandoned. To re-enforce this notion that he is quite different from his Liberal predecessor, Turnbull (via Morrison) has gone so far as to appropriate policies and ideas of his formal opponent, the Labor party. The Gillard government’s approach to secondary education funding is now Turnbull policy, complete with David Gonski on board and with the additional element of the conservatives being prepared to wind back assistance to very wealthy schools. The spectacular U-turn implicit in this policy has caught the attention of commentators, and, partly as a result, has obscured the way the lower to middle-class tax burden has been increased thanks to changes to tertiary fee structures and the HECS repayment arrangements.A similar dynamic emerges in health policy. The Medicare levy is to rise, yet the headlines prefer to note the Coalition’s total appropriation of Labor’s NDIS policy and the removal of the freeze on Medicare payment rates to general practitioner services which, of course, seeks to state that the Coalition is as committed to nationalised health care as its Labor opponents. Perhaps the most spectacular feature of the budget is the government’s proposal to levy a tax on the four major banks. At one level this levy aims to address the need for the government to come up with a revenue stream that can underpin its claim to being in surplus some years hence, but the politics behind it can’t be ignored. This initiative also seeks to address anger at the banks that simmers in some of the Coalition’s core constituency who have a series of complaints about how the major banks handle everything from structuring business loans through to superannuation. The driving force here has been the National Party, although fear of what One Nation is doing to the Nationals’ constituency is clearly influencing the government’s approach. The prospect of the national government taking on the behemoths of the Australian financial services industry may be making political observers salivate in anticipation, but for everyone else the reality will be that, if this proposal is passed, the cost will simply be passed on to those consuming the services provided by the banks. If this is done by way of raising interest rates, the consequences may be severe for the economy especially if world economic recovery turns out to not be as strong as the Australian treasury predicts it to be. Rising interest rates might help retard the rate of increase in house prices in Melbourne and Sydney, but the increase in the cost of taking out a loan does very little to address the ‘housing affordability crisis’. The political imperatives surrounding this budget have thus been many and varied, and Morrison and Turnbull appear to have made a pretty good go at trying to address them all. There are railway lines, new rural financial corporations, and a promise to beat up the big banks to placate the Nationals and the restive regional and rural constituency that flirts with Pauline Hanson. There are commitments to Medicare and Gonski to try and gazump Labor’s attempt to scare voters in swinging seats with allegations that the conservatives want to close down the public sector, and there is an array of commitments to roads, railways, and airports to allow the prime minister to project himself as the builder of ‘infrastructure” and come across as a more positive and optimistic conservative than the Hobbesian version that emerged when Tony Abbott was prime minister.This is all cute politics, but there are dangers lurking. There will be an increase in the tax burden shouldered by average income earners, even though it has been carefully hidden behind rhetoric about the NDIS and a populist tilt at the big banks. Many of the infrastructure commitments are actually simply feasibility studies and some of the projects on the drawing board will need to be undertaken with the assistance of state governments. There is also the matter of the restive Senate. But perhaps the most intriguing thing of all will be how the government manages its relationship with the banking sector. Memories will flood back of Labor’s attempt to recast the tax regime with its ‘mining tax’ and the campaign the mining industry ran in response. The Morrison budget has thrown down the gauntlet with its proposed levy on the banks. It remains to be seen if the Turnbull government has the stomach for the big fight it has picked.last_img read more

Geek Pick: FightCamp Is a Smarter Way to Punch

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: Fitbit Versa Lite Is the Ultimate Intro to SmartwatchesGeek Pick: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Is a Sleek Fitness SmartwatchGeek Pick: JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot Earphones Personalize Audio for Workouts First rule of FightCamp, we don’t talk about FightCamp. Okay thanks for reading bye!But for real boxing is one of your best bets when it comes to getting a total workout. After all, you need to be both strong enough to throw good punches as well as agile enough to avoid getting punched. But how can you track how effective your punches are without breaking the law? FightCamp offers a smarter way to punch in the comfort of your own home. FightCamp offers a variety of packages with prices as low as $400 and as high as over $1,000 depending on how much equipment like gloves, punching bags, and workout mats you already have. If you’re starting completely from scratch, it’s going to cost you. No matter what you also need to subscribe to the on-demand library of workout classes for $39 per month in the iOS-only app.All that spending and setup may get you a little agitated. Who wants to spend their day pouring sand into a bag? So once you’re finished you can start letting out all that aggression by punching something! FightCamp’s big tech innovation is a pair of tracking devices you embed in either the quick wraps or full-on gloves. After pairing to your phone via Bluetooth, these motion sensors track all sorts of data on your fists.By tracking your punches, FightCamp allows you to truly train in tandem with the hundreds of different classes. With so many options available you can progress at your own pace, set your own goals and focus on different areas like improving endurance or maintaining proper form. Soon enough you’ll be able to punch out Mike Tyson, or at least Glass Joe.For more on FightCamp check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more on fitness tech check out these 20-second “exercise snacks” and work out with influencers through Plankk’s mobile app.More on Geek.com: Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more

HAITIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE pays courtesy call on Premier Rufus Ewing

first_img Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Jun 2015 -There are 58 approved candidates for the October 25th General Elections in Haiti.Maxo Joseph, a reverend with a doctorate in theology has a massive following and on Wednesday night spoke powerfully at the AG General Council here in Turks and Caicos.Earlier that day he paid a courtsey call on Premier Hon Rufus Ewing.Polls show that while Michel Martelly, the current president of Haiti remains popular – 57% – many say the high cost of living and hunger crisis have voters ready for a leadership not put forth by Mr. Martelly.By law Michel Martelly, cannot seek a second five year term. Add to that his ex-Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is barred from running.Meantime Rev Dr Maxo Joseph is making the rounds. Maxo Joseph is listed as the 34th candidate on the nominees list which is posted on line. Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:courtesy call, michel martelly, premier rufus ewing, rev dr. Maxo Joseph Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliamentlast_img read more

New Providence Hurricane Shelter Listings

first_img17.Salvation ArmyMackey Street                       CENTRAL DISTRICT NO.DISTRICT AND NAMELOCATION Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 13.Epworth Hall/Ebenezer Methodist ChurchShirley Street 4.Hillview Seventh Day Adventist ChurchTonique Williams Darling Hwy 20.Golden Gates World OutreachCarmichael Road 21.New Bethlehem Baptist ChurchIndependence Drive 1.Church of God of Prophecy GambierGambier Village 2016 LIST OF EMERGENCY SHELTERS 18.St. Mary’s Hall/St. Augustine CollegeBernard Road, Fox Hill 12.Epiphany Anglican ChurchPrince Charles Drive  7.Church of God of ProphecyAugusta & Patton Streets  5.Calvary Haitian Baptist ChurchWest Avenue 9.St. Barnabas Anglican ChurchWulff & Blue Hill Road WESTERN DISTRICT EASTERN DISTRICT 19.Agape Full Gospel Baptist ChurchKennedy Subdivision 14.Holy Cross Anglican ChurchHighbury Park off Soldier Road 11.New Dimension Church of GodJoe Farrington Road Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew Providenciales, Bahamas, October 5, 2016 – Here is a list of the emergency shelters in New Providence.  Please see which ones are near you in case the need arrives for you to take shelter at one of these locations. 2.Mount Moriah Baptist ChurchFarrington Road 15.Kemp Road MinistriesKemp Road 22.Southwest Cathedral Church of GodCarmichael Road SOUTHERN DISTRICT 3.New Providence Community CentreBlake Road NEW PROVIDENCE 8.Salvation ArmyMeadow Street 10.C. R. Walker Senior High School AuditoriumBlue Hill Road  6.Church of God of ProphecyEast & Lifebouy Streets 23.All Saints on Calvary Hill Anglican ChurchJoan’s Heights 16.Pilgrim Baptist ChurchSt. James Road Related Items:nassau emergency shelters, new providence emergency shelterslast_img read more

Boil water order in effect for Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews are wrapping up their work on water lines in Fort Lauderdale, Friday morning, but a boil water advisory is in effect for some neighborhoods.City officials are warning residents that, as of 5:30 a.m., there is a boil water order for residents living between West McNab and Cypress Creek roads, as well as Cove Lake Road and 31st Avenue.The precautionary notice will remain in effect for a minimum of two days, officials said, and residents will be notified when it is lifted.Officials are advising that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled for at least one minute.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Middlesex District Attorney To Host Summer Safety Event At Burlington Mall On

first_imgBURLINGTON, MA — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and The Burlington Mall will host a summer safety event Tuesday, July 17 from 11am to 2pm in the Mall’s parking lot, behind Primark, next to Mall Road.Attendees will be able to visit with first responders, get summer safety resources and enter a free raffle to win a toy helicopter.Car seat inspections and installations will be provided by the Burlington Police Department. Visitors can bring a new car seat to be installed or have a previously installed car seat inspected for safety.Children will have the opportunity to explore emergency vehicles from the Burlington Police Department, Burlington Fire Department, and Armstrong Ambulance.Families can stop by the Summer Safety Resource Booth with information on how to stay safe during the summer months, plus summer safety-themed games and activities.(NOTE: The above information is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.)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… RelatedMiddlesex DA To Co-Host Summer Safety Night In Wakefield On July 18In “Police Log”Wilmington Children Invited To Kid Safety Night At Cowabunga’sIn “Community”Wilmington Police Participate In Middlesex District Attorney’s Summer Safety Event At Stone ZooIn “Government”last_img read more

Curb misuse of SCST Act says Dalit Rights Struggle Committee

first_imgNarayanaguda: Dalit Rights Struggle Committee (DRSC) State president Renukuntla Yellayya on Thursday demanded steps against those threatening BCs, OCs, OBCs and EBCs taking advantage of the SC, ST (Atrocities) Prevention Act and render justice to the victims.Addressing the media along with a victim Ryla Krishna Yadav, Yellayya said that he was not given possession of the land but was being threatened following an agreement between Yadav and Mamilla Ramesh pertaining to one acre in Karmikanagar in Medchal district. He sought action against Ramesh. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us In another case, the Dalit leader said that one Venkatesh, appointed as watchman by an ex-serviceman of Jawaharnagar N Srinivas Reddy,was claiming ownership of the house and resorting to the use of force. When repeatedly told to vacate the house, Venkatesh had got a case registered under the SC, ST Act and was issuing threats. Yellayya accused the police of supporting Venkatesh and appealed to the State government to render justice to Srinivas Reddy.last_img read more

UN reviews Saudi rights record amid Khashoggi crisis

first_imgDeputy director of the Project on Middle East Democracy Andrew Miller speaks during a memorial service for Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Mayflower Hotel on 2 November in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPCountries will gather at the UN in Geneva Monday to review the rights record of Saudi Arabia, as it faces a torrent of international condemnation over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The half-day public debate before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva comes just over a month after the royal insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Turkey’s chief prosecutor confirmed for the first time last Wednesday that Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate on 2 October as part of a planned hit, and his body was then dismembered and destroyed.The murder has placed strain on Saudi Arabia’s relationship with the United States and other western countries and has tarnished the image of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler.Monday’s so-called Universal Periodic Review — which all 193 UN countries must undergo approximately every four years — is likely to also focus on Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen’s brutal civil war.Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the war in 2015 to bolster Yemeni president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after the Iran-backed rebels took over the capital Sanaa.According to the World Health Organization, nearly 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict, and a UN panel of experts has accused both the Huthis and the Saudi-led coalition of acts that could amount to war crimes.The conflict has also created the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis and left millions of people on the brink of famine, according to the UN.Washington, which has long backed the Saudi-led coalition, called last week for an end to the coalition’s airstrikes in the country.End ‘deafening silence’The Saudi delegation in Geneva Monday will be headed by Bandar Al Aiban, who serves as the head of the country’s Human Rights Commission.The delegation will present a report over the country’s efforts to live up to its international human rights obligations, and will respond to questions and comments from countries around the world on its record.Activists are urging countries not to hold back.”UN member states must end their deafening silence on Saudi Arabia and do their duty of scrutinising the cruelty in the kingdom in order to prevent further outrageous human rights violations in the country and in Yemen,” Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East director of campaigns, said in a statement.”The Saudi government’s long-standing repression of critics, exemplified by the extrajudicial execution of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month, has until recently been wilfully ignored by UN member states,” she added.A number of countries have already submitted lists of detailed questions for the review, including direct questions from Britain, Austria and Switzerland on the Khashoggi case.Sweden meanwhile is planning to ask: “What measures will be taken to improve the respect for the freedom of expression and the safety of journalists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?”And the United States has submitted a question on whether Riyadh plans to modify its counterterrorism law to ensure the definition of “terrorism” does “not include acts of expression, association, or peaceful assembly.”In the run-up to the UPR, the UN rights office published a report in late August listing a range of concerns over Saudi Arabia’s rights record, including laws that discriminate against women.The UN report also decries the continued use of the death penalty and growing number of executions in the country, and voices concern over a counterterrorism law that uses an “extremely broad” definition of terrorism which enables “the criminalisation of some acts of peaceful expression.”last_img read more