Athletes To Run Half Marathon For Right To Play

first_imgOlympic rower Mark Hunter joins fellow athlete Kate Dennison to run the Royal Park Half Marathon for Right To Play, an international charity that uses sport and play to educate and empower children in disadvantaged communities.Mark Hunter in TanzaniaCredit/Copyright: Right To Play UKBoth Hunter and Dennison have been Athlete Ambassadors for Right To Play for a number of years and decided to run the 13.1 miles around London this October to show their support for the charity.Hunter – who won gold at the Beijing Olympic Games in the lightweight double sculls with partner Zac Purchase, and then won silver at London 2012 again with partner Purchase – recently visited the charity’s programmes in Tanzania.Hunter said; “After my trip to Tanzania I saw how Right To Play changes children’s lives and gives them a chance through sport and play. Join me in running the Royal Park Half Marathon for Right To Play and help make a difference!” Dennison was GB’s number one pole-vaulter for a number of years competing in the commonwealth games in 2006, the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and winning a bronze medal at the commonwealth games in 2010.Dennison said; “I travelled the world competing as a professional athlete and I know how much of an impact sport and play can have on young lives. I’m proud to be an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play and help them educate and empower children in disadvantaged communities around the world through sport and play.”Anyone interested in joining these athletes running the Royal Park Half Marathon for Right To Play can find out more here.last_img read more

DHX Media completes strategic review signs deal for Peanuts in China and

HALIFAX — DHX Media Ltd. says it has signed an agency agreement for Peanuts in China and Asia with CAA Global Brand Management Group LLP, a division of Global Brands Group, as it completed its strategic review.The children’s entertainment company has also suspended its quarterly dividend, a move it says will free up $10 million a year to invest in its WildBrain business and pay down debt.Under the strategic review, DHX says it assessed a wide range of options to improve shareholder value.Little Baby Bum — one of the world’s biggest YouTube channels — just got sold in a deal estimated to be worth over $7 millionDHX Media stock plunges 33% to six-year low after preview of Q4 financial reportDHX sells Peanuts stake to Sony for $237M to cut debt, boost business in AsiaThe five-year agreement with CAA-GBG will see the firm work to increase Peanuts’ presence in Asia by extending the brand’s reach across multiple licensing categories.DHX says China and Asia are under-monetized territories for Peanuts and hold the potential for significant growth.The completion of the strategic review came as DHX reported a loss attributable to shareholders of $14.1 million or 10 cents per share on $434.4 million in revenue for the financial year ended June 30. That compared with a loss of $3.6 million or three cents per share on $298.7 million in revenue for the previous year. read more

Canadians less satisfied with their banks this year survey finds

TORONTO – Canadian bank customers surveyed in an annual poll are less satisfied with their financial institutions than they were a year ago, at least partly due to the rising fees they’re being charged.The survey from J.D. Power and Associates, released Thursday, found that the percentage of customers who say they will “definitely” reuse their bank in the future, declined by four percentage points since a year ago.And the number of respondents who said they would “definitely” recommend their bank dropped five percentage points from last year.At least part of the rising discontent was tied to a greater number of customers who have been slapped with higher fees, with 27 per cent of respondents saying their charges went up this year, compared with 17 per cent in 2011.“Not only are customers frustrated with changes to their fee structure, but many are also confused by the changes, leading to the lower satisfaction,” said Lubo Li, senior director of financial services at J.D. Power.“Banks may try to offset the dissatisfaction with these changes by proactively communicating with their customers and ensuring that they fully understand what the changes are and why they are occurring.”Many of the respondents also said they had a lower overall opinion of the reliability and financial stability of their banks.Satisfaction with online banking slid eight percentage points over last year, mostly due to problems navigating websites, and a lack of some services.The weaker impression of online services comes even as more Canadians log on to manage their finances. The survey said online banking has increased to 86 per cent, up six percentage points, and surpassing branch usage. At the same time, twice as many people used their mobile phones for banking compared to last year, rising to eight per cent.On the upside, customers said they were largely happy with financial advisers at the banks, though this is the first time the survey asked respondents about them.The highest ranked of the big five Canadian banks was TD Bank (TSX:TD), which has consistently led the results since the survey was launched seven years ago. ING Direct Canada ranked the highest of the midsize banks.The annual J.D. Power survey polled 12,000 Canadians who use either banks or credit unions. Included were the big five Canadian banks — Royal Bank (TSX:RY), Scotiabank (TSX:BNS), CIBC (TSX:CM), Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) and TD Bank (TSX:TD) — as well as what it called midsize banks. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 19, 2012 3:37 pm MDT Canadians less satisfied with their banks this year, survey finds AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Former NFL player Donte Stallworth to cover national security for Huff Post

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 4, 2014 4:48 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Former NFL player Donte Stallworth to cover national security for Huff Post NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Huffington Post has made an unusual choice for a new correspondent covering national security — former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth.The website announced Thursday that the 10-year NFL player will join its Washington bureau this month as a fellow.Ryan Grim, the site’s Washington bureau chief, said Stallworth has a quick mind, insatiable curiosity and a passion for politics.Amanda Terkel, managing editor for politics, said anyone who has followed Stallworth’s Twitter feed knows he has a real interest and opinions on the topic.Stallworth had a 10-year career in the NFL, ending after an injury-shortened season with the New England Patriots two years ago. read more

Playoff LeBron Is Amazing But That Hasnt Been Enough

Shaquille O’Neal21 PLAYERWON TITLELOST TITLE Michael Jordan62 Dave Cowens10 LeBron James26 The Cleveland Cavaliers’ season could come to an end Monday night, and with it the latest chance for the city to end its half-century championship drought. A pair of NBA Finals losses is not the legacy LeBron James was hoping to leave when he returned home two summers ago.As usual, it isn’t because of a lack of statistical performance on James’s part. In these finals, he’s averaging 24.8 points, 11 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game, which would mark only the second time since 19841The first year for which has complete game-level data. that a player has averaged at least 20, 10 and 8 in the finals. (The only other time? That would be when James did it last year.)In terms of average Game Score in the series, nobody else on the Cavaliers — or the Golden State Warriors — is close to James’s 20.2 per-game mark. And in the playoffs as a whole, James leads the NBA in value over replacement player (VORP), Win Shares and John Hollinger’s Player Efficiency Rating-based value metric Estimated Wins Added.Yet it’s not enough, as it seldom has been for LeBron. If he hangs on to his lead this year, James will have been the playoff leader by consensus of these three statistics eight times over his career, tying Michael Jordan for the most since ’74. But he’ll have won a championship in just two of those playoff campaigns; Jordan, by contrast, went six for eight. Elvin Hayes10 IN YEARS LEADING THE POSTSEASON, NUMBER OF TIMES … LeBron’s losses are out of place among playoff stars Tim Duncan20 Clyde Drexler10 “Lost Title” includes losses at any stage of the postseason.Source: Magic Johnson30 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar12 Larry Bird30 How uncommon is it for a player to lead the NBA playoffs numerically and still not lead his team to a championship? Since 1974, the consensus best statistical player of the postseason also won the title about 70 percent of the time. James, on the other hand, has won a ring on only a quarter of the occasions he’s been the playoffs’ best individual performer. If he, like his peers, had 70 percent odds each time, there’d be only a 1 percent chance he’d go two for eight.On the one hand, this is kerosene-soaked kindling for fans who decry James as a choker with a disappointing postseason record. (For what it’s worth, a loss to Golden State would put him about 0.6 titles below expectation, after accounting for the strength of his finals opponents.) On the other hand, it’s tough to criticize LeBron too harshly for some of his off-the-charts statistical performances in losing efforts over the years, particularly given the supporting casts he’s been saddled with at times.But on the — um, third hand? — James’s teammates also have a history of undershooting expectations in ways that go beyond even their performances in the finals. As part of my research into Kobe Bryant’s career, I looked for the effect a player had on his teammates, in terms of whether they met their preseason projections while suiting up with the player in question. And among the top 100 players since 1974 by VORP, only seven2Elton Brand, Alvin Robertson, Charles Barkley, Josh Smith, Hersey Hawkins, Tracy McGrady and Andrei Kirilenko. were associated with bigger, more persistent shortfalls by teammates than James. Mystifying as it may be for a player known for his vision and playmaking skills, LeBron might simply be a difficult player to slot in next to and play your best alongside.All of this makes James’s legacy one of the most complicated to assess of any player in NBA history. And unless he and the Cavs can capitalize on Draymond Green’s Game 5 suspension — then conjure up miracles in games 6 and 7 as well — the stark juxtaposition between James’s own numbers and his teams’ record in the finals will continue to dog LeBron into the summer and beyond.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. read more

Cultural night for Odyssey Festival

first_imgTake a journey to the heart of Greece, through the Odyssey Festival’s Cultural Night. Enjoy a performance of the comical theatre piece The Penniless, written by local playwright Katina Flambouri, featuring a colourful cast including the Greek Orthodox Community’s Greek Language Students and Olympic dancers and the Meraki musical ensemble. Cutural Night will take place on Saturday 15 October, at Olympic Hall, 288 Franklin St, Adelaide from 6.30 pm till late. The event is free. For more information contact or visit for a full program of events. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

first_imgWASHINGTON — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.In remarks at the White House, Trump blamed Iran for a “provocative and hostile” action and said the U.S. responded in self-defense. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, told reporters as he arrived for a meeting at the United Nations that “we have no information about losing a drone today.”Trump said the Navy’s USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, took defensive action after the Iranian aircraft closed to within 1,000 yards of the ship and ignored multiple calls to stand down.“The United States reserves the right to defend our personnel, facilities and interests and calls upon all nations to condemn Iran’s attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce,” Trump said.The Pentagon said the incident happened at 10 a.m. local time Thursday in international waters while the Boxer was transiting the waterway to enter the Persian Gulf. The Boxer is among several U.S. Navy ships in the area, including the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier that has been operating in the nearby North Arabian Sea for weeks.last_img read more

TCI Will Host National Money Laundering Workshop in June

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – At the 13th meeting of the Cabinet held on Wednesday, 17 May 2017, His Excellency, Governor Dr. John Freeman announced that he is to approve funding from the National Forfeiture Fund to host the final workshop in TCI.The final workshop is facilitated by the World Bank and will conclude the TCI National Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (National Risk Assessment) project. The workshop is scheduled for June 28-30.#magneticmedianews#moneylaunderingworkshop Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #moneylaunderingworkshop Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Caribou Lake Fire Containment Increases To 85 Percent

first_imgThe Caribou Lake Fire is being managed as a full suppression fire with a goal of 100 percent containment estimated by September 4. Smoke may be visible from within the interior of the fire perimeter until there significant and repeated rain or snow. Sarah Saarloos with the Incident Command Team:“Were that containment is remains at the edge of where those cabins are. We are feeling very confident that those cabins in and around the lake are not threatened.”  Crews secured existing control lines and mop up to reduce potential for flare-ups and spotting, while working to secure the northern edge of the fire in the Boxcar Hills. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On the evening of August 30, containment of the Caribou Lake Fire increased to 85 percent. The fire is being managed with a full suppression strategy with a goal of 100 percent containment by September 4.center_img Helicopters and firefighters will be using a portion of the gravel pit parking area on Basargin Road as a helispot in support of the Caribou Lake Fire. Fire officials are asking people to avoid parking in the area near the helispot for the safety of the firefighters and public. Crews will continue to hold and improve control lines until it is 100 percent contained. Firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor the fire until it is out.last_img read more

Black Lightning Deals With What Happens When You Become a Superhero

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Black Lightning’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Preparing for War’Black Lightning’ Season 2, Episode 15 Recap: With Great Power Stay on targetcenter_img Black Lightning has spent the last few episodes building Anissa up to become the superhero, Thunder. In most episodes, it’s done a fine job balancing that story with Jefferson’s return to vigilantism. While it didn’t quite succeed in juggling all its different plot threads last week, it focused down on the most important storylines for this week’s episode and came out better for it. Anissa is like every other CW hero. She realizes she has powers, and enthusiastically sets out to help people. But Black Lightning isn’t like every other CW superhero show. It doesn’t let you stop a villain of the week and reset the status quo for the next one. There are consequences to superhero work, and Black Lightning is all about diving into what those are.Anissa knows her dad is Black Lightning, which she finds hilarious considering all the Martin Luther King Jr., quotes about nonviolence. Her mother is amazed to find her healing completely already and implores her not to become a hero like her father. I think we all know that’s not happening. This opening set of scenes is so well-directed, it reminds you why this show is such a breath of fresh air on the CW. A powerful ballad underscores the whole thing. We switch from Anissa arguing about becoming a hero to Jefferson chewing out Gambi for hiding Tobias’ presence in Freeland from him. Gambi says he was just trying to protect Jefferson from becoming a murderer. No matter why he did it, Jefferson doesn’t trust his mentor anymore.Charlbi Dean Kriek as Syonide (Photo: Mark Hill/The CW)In their civilian lives, Jefferson and Lynn make a police report about the men who attacked Lynn’s lab. Given the trouble Jefferson’s daughters have had, and now his ex-wife, Inspector Henderson thinks The 100 might be targeting Jefferson. Now, we know that theory isn’t quite right. Lynn’s study of Green Light caught the attention of her lab assistant, who’s in Lady Eve’s pockets. And so are some of the cops at the police station, but I guess we already figured that. Lady Eve gets her hands on the police sketch of Lynn’s attackers and sends some people to clean it up. Then, she gives Gambi a call to give him a heads up. It turns out they are working together. On what exactly, we don’t quite know. All that’s for sure is that Gambi isn’t thrilled with how much noise Tobias is making. Eve gives him permission to take out Tobias’ right-hand man, Joey Toledo, hoping that would be enough to bring him in line. Gambi does what he wouldn’t allow Black Lightning to do. He straight up murders Joe, placing a tiny box full of ground-up albino bones on his chest. A message to Tobias. Yeah, Gambi isn’t the good and trustworthy mentor we thought he was when this series began.At the Pierce household, we may have to wait at least a little bit for the father-daughter superhero team-up. As eager as Anissa is to get in on the action, Jefferson doesn’t want her following in his footsteps. He warns her how dangerous it all is, especially if she loses her head as she did during last week’s fight. Now, thanks to her lack of subtlety with her grandfather’s research, she may have put more people in danger. She sends her to clean up the mess, sans costume this time.Jill Scott as Lady Eve and James Remar as Gambi (Photo: Annette Brown/The CW)Also, now that there are two superheroes in the house, Jefferson reveals himself to be such a bad liar it’s a wonder he’s been able to keep his secret identity secret for so long. Jennifer immediately realizes that something is off between them, and they make awkward excuses as to why they’re acting so weird. Anissa handwaves something about a brain scan, and Jennifer decides to let the conversation drop. It’s clear she doesn’t believe them, though. That confrontation is going to happen eventually.In the Pierce family’s scenes, this episode is all about them learning the harder truths about each other and superhero work. Anissa visits the newspaper to warn the editor she left her grandfather’s research with. He was killed a few days ago in a hit-and-run. For the first time, she has to deal with the ugly consequences of her attempts at heroism. She also learns that it was this exact kind of superhero work that broke her parents up. As her mom tells her, being a superhero means everyone gets a happy ending except you. On the parents’ side, Lynn and Jessica have to come to terms with the fact that none of that matters. No matter how much Anissa gets hurt, she’s stubborn. She’s going to become a superhero no matter what happens to her. Lynn asks Jefferson to make sure she does it safely.Despite Gambi’s double-dealing, he is still at least somewhat committed to the Pierce family. At Lynn’s request, he makes Anissa a suit that will keep her safe, and ensure she remains mostly bulletproof even when her power fails. It’s a sweet moment that would feel a lot less conflicted if Gambi wasn’t a traitor. Not that that’s going to last much longer. Finding the box of ground albino bones on Joe Toledo’s body got Tobias angry. He wants to kill Lady Eve, but says an organization called The Shadow Board would kill him if he did. His sister says she has an idea of how to get around that. It’s bad news for Black Lightning.Jill Scott as Lady Eve (Photo: Annette Brown/The CW)Though this all culminates in a big, cool-looking dual superhero-fight/villain shootout, Black Lightning doesn’t let us enjoy the action without consequence. This episode is about the collateral damage of being a superhero. It tells the story well, attacking it from multiple angles. Literally in this last big action scene. Black Lightning figures out that Tobias is opening a new club and attacks it head-on. He gets one good shot in at Tobias’ chest, but the non-aging gangster is ferried away to safety. The same can’t be said about his sister. In just one of the many shocking deaths of the night, Black Lightning accidentally deflects a bullet into her. This is a show that deals head-on with the real cost of vigilantism. That’s why it continues to be such a refreshingly new type of show for the CW’s superhero set.Intercut with Black Lightning’s storming (sorry) of the club is an attack on Lady Eve. She’s ambushed as she’s walking out of her funeral home by a bunch of dudes wielding electric weapons. Now we’re starting to see what Tobias’ sister’s plan was. It’s a thrilling shootout scene, especially when it switches between Lady Even and Black Lighting. Eve can take out most of her assassins, but one final attacker, hiding in a coffin, gets the best of her. She takes a blast of electricity to the face, and Black Lightning takes the blame. We all know a city doesn’t like a superhero for long, but this is a really rough way for our hero to fall from grace. Worse yet, it means no more Jill Scott. Her death certainly raises the stakes for the season, but she was so deliciously sadistic, charming and pragmatic as Lady Eve, I wanted her to take over as the show’s main villain at some point. Oh well. Krondon’s Tobias Whale is still terrifying. Especially since he looks the same killing Jefferson’s father 30 years ago as he does now. The series keeps showing us that scene, and it doesn’t get any less chilling.Cress Williams as Black Lightning (Photo: Mark Hill/The CW)So we’ll have to wait until next week for the father-daughter superhero team-up, but that’s OK. This episode drove Jefferson’s point home to Anissa. Vigilantism may look cool, but even when you do help people overall, others get hurt. There’s going to be damage. People are going to die if you make a mistake, just like what happened over and over again in this episode. That’s why it’s so important to Jefferson that Anissa become a better hero than he ever was. Black Lightning is far from the first superhero show to attempt these moments, but it is one of the rare few that puts in the legwork to earn them.It even finds time to leave us with one hell of a cliffhanger. Not only do we get to look forward to a father-daughter superhero team-up, but a major villain is returning next week too. The episode ends with Lala being resurrected in a hotel room. LaWanda is there too for a second. Then, she disappears and reappears as a tattoo on Lala’s body. Who know’s what’s going on with all that, but it’s certainly one way to make sure I’m glued to the couch for next week.last_img read more

Interview What does the future hold for energy and lighting

first_img Explore further Increased productivity, not less energy use, results from more efficient lighting Faiman: I don’t make predictions. Generally, they all need to grow. In fact, their respective growth rates will depend upon the whim of politicians, followed by Do you think one of these alternative energy technologies will eventually become dominant to the same extent that oil, coal, and gas are now? Why or why not?Faiman: Probably, ONLY if the oil, coal, gas industry lets it happen, or if some powerful and independent government (e.g., that of China) makes it Do you think we will ever become independent of oil, coal, and/or gas? Why or why not?Faiman: Technically we could. But whether we will depends on a host of political Twenty years from now, will most of our cars still be fueled by gasoline? If you think “yes,” what about in 50 years? What will be the most difficult part in making this transition?Faiman: I prefer to focus on what could happen: (1) Electric cars are an exciting potential for the near term, which, as has been amply demonstrated, is a practical possibility; (2) For the longer term, we need to develop liquid hydrogen as an alternative for hydrocarbon fuels. To this end, there are two fundamental scientific problems that must be solved: a physics problem (how to prevent the tiny hydrogen molecules from percolating out through the walls of their containment tank), and a chemistry problem (how to reduce the extreme flammability of this element) If you don’t mind really speculating, what do you think the world will look like 100 years from now, or more? Your thoughts may be influenced by your field of expertise, or may be more generally influenced by your life overall.Narendran: Lighting playing a much greater role in our daily life, completely changing the way we implement lighting within our built environments and how we light our spaces with LEDs and OLEDs, and people realizing their value. Faiman: One hundred years ago, there were two World Wars ahead of us. If we can prevent one more during the next 100 years, Dayenu!From my field of expertise: it would be nice if our great grandchildren would find it hard to believe that electricity was once generated by burning stuff that they dug out of the ground. From another part of my life: It would also be nice if the music and reputation of Giacomo Meyerbeer could be restored to where Berlioz, Bizet and Saint Saens placed them, viz, on a par with “Beethoven, Leonardo and Raphael” (Bizet), and not in the pit in which Wagner, Schumann and Mendelssohn [“That jew banker who happens to write music” (Wagner)] successfully buried them during the 20th century. (—As 2012 comes to a close, scientists and engineers are looking forward to molding the future, starting with the work they do in their own labs. has interviewed a few of today’s leading researchers in the areas of energy and lighting, and asked them what they’re most excited about in their fields in the years to come. Dr. David Faiman, Director of Israel’s National Solar Energy Center and Chairman of the Department of Solar Energy & Environmental Physics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, specializes in the large-scale provision of electric power from solar energy.Professor Nadarajah Narendran, Director of Research at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, specializes in optics, optoelectronics, and lighting. His main area of research is solid-state To reflect on the past, in your opinion, what has been the most exciting part of your field over the past 10-15 years or so – especially if this is something that most people would not have predicted to be exciting 10-15 years ago?Narendran: Semiconductor light sources displacing traditional incandescent and gas discharge light sources in lighting applications.Faiman: First, that concentrator photovoltaics is capable of being cost-competitive with fossil fuel, in sunny parts of the world. Second, that solar and wind power could be as “cheap” as hospitals, schools and roads, if they were all paid for with our What do you predict will be one or some of the most exciting discoveries or advances in your field in the next 10-15 years? Narendran: Solid-state light sources catering to the dynamic lighting needs of people with very little energy use.Faiman: I don’t make predictions. But the most important area for research is electrical storage – in order to enable the intermittent output from solar and wind generators to be readily available for the needs of the electricity Where do you see personal electronics going in the next 10-20 years? What kinds of devices might we have, and how will we interact with them?Narendran: Personal electronics (like smart phones) interacting and controlling appliances within and remote from the space one Which alternative energy generation technology (such as solar, concentrated solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) do you think will grow the most in the next 10 or 20 years? Why?center_img Copyright 2012 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: Interview: What does the future hold for energy and lighting? (2012, December 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

At least 215 dead as powerful quake rocks South Asia

first_imgISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake which rocked parts of South Asia killed 215 people Monday, including 12 Afghan girls crushed in a stampede as they fled their collapsing school. At least 1,000 more were injured and hundreds of homes destroyed as the quake shook a swathe of the subcontinent, sending thousands of frightened people rushing into the streets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.It was centerd near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometers (160 miles) from the capital Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey said.“Initial reports show a big loss of life, huge financial losses in Badakhshan, Takhar, Nangarhar, Kunar and other regions, including the capital Kabul,” said Afghanistan’s chief executive Abdullah Abdullah.At least 63 people were confirmed dead in Afghanistan and 152 in Pakistan, according to officials, with the toll set to rise.“Exact numbers are not known because phone lines are down and communication has been cut off in many areas,” Abdullah said, adding that the government has asked aid agencies for relief.“The quake wreaked huge devastation in some districts,” said the governor of Badakhshan province, Shah Wali Adib. “So far 1,500 homes are reported to be damaged or destroyed.”Horrifying news emerged of at least 12 schoolgirls being trampled to death in a northern Afghan province.“The students rushed to escape the school building in Taluqan city (capital of Takhar), triggering a stampede,” Takhar education department chief Enayat Naweed told AFP.“Twelve students, all minors, were killed and 35 others were injured.”Arbab Muhammad Asim, district mayor for Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, said more than 100 people had been injured there alone.“Many houses and buildings have collapsed in the city,” he said.Dr Muhammad Sadiq, the head of emergency services at a government hospital in Peshawar said the injured were still being brought in.“Many are still under rubble,” Sadiq told AFP.“The building was swinging like a pendulum, it felt as if the heavens would fall,” Peshawar shop owner Tufail Ahmed told AFP.“I have never seen such a massive earthquake in my life, it was huge,” 87-year-old Peshwar resident Mohammad Rehman said.‘Very powerful’The quake, which lasted at least one minute, shook buildings in Kabul, Islamabad and New Delhi.Traffic came to a halt in downtown Kabul, with frightened people getting out of their cars as they waited for the quake to stop.Live footage from an Afghan news broadcast showed the anchor abandoning his desk as the quake shook the cameras.Restaurants and office buildings emptied in Islamabad, with cracks appearing in some buildings but no major damage reported.“We grabbed each other and were crying, we could not do anything, I felt so helpless,” 16-year-old student Farhana Parveen, whose Islamabad school was evacuated, told AFP.“I had the scary feeling that the whole world would collapse.”Hundreds of people in north India poured onto the streets from office blocks, hospitals and homes.Delhi’s metro ground to a halt during the tremor although the airport continued operating.In the Kashmir region, panicked residents evacuated buildings and children were seen huddling together outside their school in the main city of Srinagar.The rescue effort was being complicated by the lack of communications, with the region’s already fragile infrastructure hit.Gul Mohammad Bidar, deputy governor of Badakhshan in Afghanistan, told AFP lines were down and it was difficult to reach stricken communities.“The earthquake was very powerful — buildings have been damaged (in Faizabad) and there are possible casualties,” he said.Toll risingAt least 63 people were killed in Afghanistan, 30 of them in the eastern province of Kunar alone, officials said.In Pakistan at least 152 people had been killed, according to a tally from local and provincial officials.The military put the toll at 123 with 956 injured, and the National Disaster Management Authority put the official death toll at 43, but said it was checking unconfirmed reports of more deaths.One aftershock hit shortly afterwards, with the USGS putting its magnitude at 4.8.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter immediately after the quake, saying that India stood ready to assist, including in Afghanistan and Pakistan if required.Pakistan mobilised its troops and all military hospitals have been put on high alert, army spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said, with the air force also offering support.Afghanistan is frequently hit by earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range, which lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.South Asia’s quakes occur along a major fault line between the two plates — one under India pushing north and east at a rate of about two centimetres (0.8 inches) per year against the other, which carries Europe and Asia.The epicentre of Monday’s quake was just a few hundred kilometres from the site of a 7.6 magnitude quake that struck in October 2005, killing more than 75,000 people and displacing some 3.5 million more, although that quake was much shallower.In Nepal twin quakes in May killed more than 8,900 people, triggered landslides and destroyed half a million homes. 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Ramada announces accommodation partnership with PGA

first_imgRamada announces accommodation partnership with PGAThe Professional Golfers Association (PGA) has partnered with Ramada Hotels and Resorts to be the official accommodation supplier for the next three years.Under the partnership, the PGA of NZ will be able to book accommodation at all existing Ramada properties throughout New Zealand at a preferred rate.Ramada will also provide a bonus payment to the Order of Merit winner, financially support the PGA’s NO EXCEPTIONS program for coaching golfers with disabilities and sponsor the South Island Legends Tour.The agreement aligns the iconic PGA brand with the Ramada brand, one of the most recognised hotel brands in the world, renowned for delivering meaningful hospitality.Matt Taplin, Senior Vice President Resort Operations and Property Development at Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim, said the partnership is a momentous one.“This announcement showcases our support for the New Zealand golfing community, golf programmers and all the aspiring PGA touring professionals,” he said.“The partnership unites our managed and franchised hotels and resorts in a move that we believe will raise the profile of our Ramada brand while providing the golfing community with quality lodging whilst on tour.”Dominic Sainsbury, PGA of NZ General Manager, said he was delighted to partner with Ramada.“Ramada provides a great experience and superb accommodation across New Zealand. This is a win-win with our members receiving exclusive rates and incentives for community coaching programmes, as well as Ramada getting the backing of the most trusted people in golf: the PGA professional.”The deal presently encompasses Ramada Suites Auckland, Federal Street; Ramada Suites Albany, Auckland North Shore; Ramada Suites Nautilus Orewa; Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park; Ramada Suites Christchurch City; Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach; Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama and Ramada Resort Wanaka. When completed, Wyndham Garden Remarkables Park, Queenstown will also be part of the agreement.All Ramada hotels participate in Wyndham Hotel Group’s award-winning, market-leading rewards program, Wyndham Rewards®. The world’s simplest, most generous hotel loyalty program, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and can redeem a free night at more than 8,000 hotels worldwide for just 15,000 points per night or any of more than 17,000 vacation condos and homes for just 15,000 points per bedroom per night.Globally, Ramada offers more than 860 properties across 64 countries, including 62 properties currently open and operating in the South East Asia and Pacific Rim region.Source = Wyndham Hotel Grouplast_img read more

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He issued the warning while criticising the decision of Magu to wear a lapel of Buhari during an interview on national television. certainly,635 in the six weeks his campaign ads have aired, Calif. resident who won a settlement Wednesday morning in his lawsuit against the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis Jaker claimed he was sexually abused by the Rev Thomas Stitts at the rectory of St Leo’s (now Lumen Christi) in St PaulThe settlement is the first in about 23 cases filed involving sexual abuse by priests under the Minnesota Child Victims ActThe legislation opened a three-year window in which victims of childhood sexual abuse can file lawsuits that were otherwise barred by the statute of limitationsIt’s also the first time that a high-ranking member of the clergy has participated with attorneys in settlement negotiations Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens said WednesdayVicar General Charles Lachowitzer “was able to hear the victim’s story and express regret that it took so long for us to hear that story” Cozzens said“We hope that victims will see our actions here today and in the future and know we are serious about working toward healing” Cozzens saidJaker’s mother Yvonne Jaker of Fridley said she went to the archdiocese when she first learned of the abuse in 1971 but was told that no one there could handle such a reportThe archdiocese does not dispute that the abuse took place Cozzens said WednesdayJaker who sued as John Doe 100 told reporters at his attorney’s office Wednesday that he and another boy were molested during a sleepover at the church rectory His lawsuit said Stitts forced him to take his clothes off fondled him and rubbed his genitals on Jaker The abuse began in 1971 and continued thereafter the suit saidTo this day he said “I lock my doors still in my own home in my bedroom”After he filed the lawsuit in June 2013 another man contacted Jaker’s attorney Patrick Noaker and said he had witnessed the abuse of Jaker by Stitts Jaker encouraged other victims to come forward“There’s a chorus of us building as strong survivors and I want that sound to grow” he said “Raise your head up Be counted Join the chorus Fight And get help”The archdiocese said the settlement was not confidential but that it would leave disclosure to the victim Jaker declined to specify the dollar amountArchdiocese officials disclosed in December that Stitts was among those priests who had “substantiated claims against them” of sexually abusing children At least 14 other victims have come forward with lawsuits naming Stitts including four Edina brothers who say he molested them while he was a priest at Our Lady of Grace in Edina During the time he served in the archdiocese Stitts was assigned to St Matthew in St Paul (1962-65) Our Lady of Grace in Edina (1965-66) Guardian Angels in Hastings (1966-70) Blessed Sacrament in St Paul (1970) St Leo in St Paul (1970-73) St George in Long Lake (1973-80) and St John the Baptist in New Brighton (1980-85)Stitts died of cancer in 1985 He was 50The Pioneer Press is a media partner with Forum News ServiceFirefighters were called at 11:55 pm to a fire at 8887 91st St When the first crews arrived nine minutes later fire was visible from the garage and along the roof line fire Chief Rick Redenius said They began extinguishing the fire from the outside because of the heavy flames presentThere were seven residents in the home but all escaped without any injuries The home is expected to be a total loss Redenius saidOne of the most technologically beautiful things you’ll ever see is a Soyuz rocket screwing up Soyuz rockets don’t screw up often another beautiful thing but one did Thursday at 2:40 PM local time over the steppes of Kazakhstan What unfolded was a master class in how things go right when things go wrong The rocket was intended to carry veteran Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and rookie NASA astronaut Tyler “Nick” Hague up to low-Earth orbit for a six month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS) joining a crew of two astronauts and one cosmonaut already aboard Two and a half minutes after launch the four clusters of engines that surround the rocket’s core stage shut down and fell away as they are designed to do The central core was then supposed to ignite and then carry the crew further That procedure is always a jolt for the crew and a live-streaming camera inside the Soyuz spacecraft indeed showed Ovchinin and Hague getting knocked around a bit But the knocking continued and then Ovchinin called down “failure of the booster” according to a CBS transcript It’s not clear yet what that failure was but video taken from the ground showed the four clusters tumbling through the sky which is normal along with other unidentified debris which isn’t At that moment small rockets attached to a slender tower at the top of the Soyuz spacecraft that houses the crew did precisely what they were supposed to do which was to ignite instantly and pull the capsule up and away from the malfunctioning rocket “We are in weightlessness” Ovchinin reported as the spacecraft at a safe distance arced over and began a plunge to the ground The Soyuz rocket is launched with Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos Thursday Oct 11 2018 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan NASA/Bill Ingalls—(NASA/Bill Ingalls) Their fall to Earth was along what is known as a ballistic trajectory a steeper-than-normal reentry angle that subjects the crew to seven times the typical pull of gravity (crews train for much more than that in centrifuges) Minutes later the spacecraft thumped down on the Kazakh steppe just 250 miles from the launch site and helicopter recovery crews were soon on the scene NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine quickly tweeted that bit of good news “NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following today’s aborted launch” he wrote “Im grateful that everyone is safe A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted” Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos left and Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA right embrace their families after landing at the Krayniy Airport Thursday Oct 11 2018 in Baikonur Kazakhstan NASA/Bill Ingalls An investigation indeed should follow It may uncover not only technological problems but also institutional ones plaguing Roscosmos Russia’s version of NASA In August a small hole was discovered in a Soyuz spacecraft attached to the ISS damage that appeared to have been caused by an accident with a drill Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin known for occasionally intemperate remarks bizarrely speculated that the damage could have been an act of sabotage by one of the crewmembers as opposed to a mere manufacturing accident though he quickly walked the statement back That embarrassment occurred in the context of ongoing scandals over delays and alleged embezzlement of funds associated with the construction of Russia’s planned new launch facility the Vostnochy Cosmodrome Still even in failure Russian engineering acquitted itself well The Soyuz is far and away the most venerable spacecraft system ever built It has been flying since 1967 and has so far logged 139 crewed launches There have been only two launch failures in all that time one in 1975 and one in 1983 and in both cases the crews survived There were also two missions that resulted in fatalities: Soyuz 1 in 1967 which claimed the life of Vladimir Komarov the only crewmember aboard; and Soyuz 11 in 1971 which killed Georgy Dobrovolsky Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev In both cases the problems occurred during reentry after the crews were in orbit In the space business which is little different from the test-piloting business losses like that have always been considered equal parts tragic and inevitable “If we die we want people to accept it” said American astronaut Gus Grissom who lost his life in the Apollo 1 fire in 1967 “We’re in a risky business and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program The conquest of space is worth the risk of life” In the contemporary astronaut and cosmonaut community the sentiment is put much more succinctly: “Space is hard” There’s little glibness in that It’s simply an acknowledgement that the key to exploring space is making it less hard less risky not eliminating the risk altogether Thursday’s Soyuz failure is in no respect a good thing; it raise important questions about institutional dry-rot within the Russian space program And it certainly raises questions about America’s continuing dependence on Russia as its only route to space More than seven years after the last Space Shuttle flew NASA’s promised Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft are nowhere near ready to fly while both the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the Boeing Starliner which were supposed to begin carrying crews to the Space Station in 2016 will not be ready to fly until 2019 if then Bridenstine is right that there will and should be a thorough investigation of the Soyuz launch failure But if the work doesn’t include a thorough reexamination of America’s own cosmic dry-rot then the administrator is not doing his job Still don’t be quick to blame the Soyuz: the rocket flew it flamed out and technology that was first developed in the 1960s and has been refined and refined ever since worked to ensure that Ovchinin and Hague would live to launch again Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecomStarbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz the company’s former CEO delivered the commencement address at Arizona State University on Monday Thank you President Crow for that generous introduction I really appreciate our friendship and everything we are doing together Thank you to the Arizona Board of Regents faculty and special guests Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2017 and those who are here to support you on this very very special day And to our 330 Starbucks College Achievement Plan graduates So proud of you Who have benefited from the Starbucks and ASU partnership I am incredibly proud to be your partner Congratulations to all of you I would like to begin my time with you today by sharing a personal story Last year Starbucks coffee company opened our first store in South Africa in Johannesburg I had never been to South Africa before did not know what to expect Certainly could not be prepared for the level of poverty and what I saw in the townships throughout the city We opened two stores and lines were out the door in anticipation of Starbucks coming to the market but before we opened the stores I gathered the 50 young people who would embrace the green apron and represent the company I sat with them for a few hours and wanted to hear each one of their personal stories As they were sharing their stories with me despite their poverty their plight in life there was so much joy and gratitude in their hearts But what I learned was two things One all 50 of these young people had never had a job before They were all unemployed for their entire life and you should see the self-esteem and the sense of security as they were getting ready for their first job But the second lesson was as they were going around the room and talking to me about their story I kept hearing an African word I had never heard before A word that Nelson Mandela used all the time The word is “ubuntu” and finally I got up the courage and I asked what does this word mean that you keep using They couldn’t wait to share it with me In unison they said Howard "Ubuntu" means I am because of you I am because of you As I have the honor to speak with you today I ask you to keep that story in mind because everything Im going to share with you today is through the lens of ubuntu I grew up in Brooklyn New York in public housing The projects as it was called back then My parents were both high school dropouts and they could barely afford $96 a month rent in our two-bedroom apartment for my brother my sister and my parents However from my earliest of memories my mother instilled in me her belief in the American dream and the promise of America That a good education and hard work will open the doors to a better life and that provides me with an important lesson to share with you all today That your station in life does not define you and the promise of America that is for all of us When I was 7 years old I had a defining moment in my life I came home from school one day and saw my father laid on a couch with a cast from his hip to his ankle He had a series of terrible blue collar jobs as a high school dropout army vet but this particular job he had in 1960 was probably the worst He was a truck driver delivering and picking up cloth diapers before the invention of pampers He fell on a sheet of ice in March of 1960 and in March of 1960 if you were a blue collar uneducated worker you were dismissed if you had an accident No workers’ compensation no severance no health insurance and I saw the fracturing of the American Dream and I saw my parents go through hopelessness and despair at the age of 7 And those scars that shame that is with me even today As a young boy I could have never imagined that I would one day build a company of my own let alone a company that would have more than 26000 stores in 75 countries and employ more than 300000 people Thank you But from day one I really wanted to build the kind of company my father never got a chance to work for A company that honors and respects the dignity of work and the dignity of all men and all women And that is why we became the first company in all of America to provide comprehensive health insurance 30 years ahead of the affordable care act as well as ownership in the form of stock options for all of our employees including part-time people because it is my firm belief that success in business and in life is best when it’s shared Starbucks Coffee Company went public in 1992 and from 1992 to 2006 we were on a magical carpet ride in which everything we did turned to gold But in 2007 the music stopped We had lost sight of our shared purpose and our guiding principles in which growth and success began to cover up mistakes and a disease set into Starbucks That disease hubris We lost our way and believe it or not we almost lost the entire company During this cataclysmic period I was reminded what it means to love something and the responsibility that goes with it as well as an understanding that leadership and moral courage is not a passive act My partners and I took it personally and we transformed the entire company We galvanized the entire organization around our core values and servant leadership Every business every organization even every family must be true to its values and reason for being Our core purpose and reason for being then and now has always been to achieve the fragile balance between profit and humanity Today the equity of the Starbucks brand has never been stronger and our track record of creating shareholder value and social impact over the last 25 years has virtually been unparalleled We have built one of the most respected and recognized brands in the world with the view that today the rules of engagement for business and business leaders have changed That we must do more for our people and the communities we serve And most importantly that not every business decision is an economic one And that success is not an entitlement It has to be earned and earned every day through the lens of humility Only in America can a poor kid from public housing have the privilege and the honor to be the commencement speaker at the largest and most innovative university in the country I stand before you as living proof of the American dream Joining many of your parents your professors and generations of graduates before you But today you may question the strength of that dream and the promise of America That’s fair My generation has not made it easy for you Our political leaders on both sides of the aisle have not acted with enough courage nor honesty in addressing the long-term challenges we face They have been more focused on fighting with each other than walking in the shoes of the American people and vitriol rules the day in Washington I’m extremely optimistic especially when I look out and see you because the future is not up to them not up to Washington it’s up to you This milestone in your life may come with some anxiety about what tomorrow holds and you may have questions that only time can answer But as a young man who once sat nervously at his own commencement I encourage you to always trust yourself and to be mindful of these three enduring questions How will you respect your parents and honor your family How will you share your success and serve others with dignity And how will you lead with humility and demonstrate moral courage You are leaving this campus as the best prepared generation in the history of our country You each possess entrepreneurial spirit the passion and the commitment to create the future you deserve However don’t stop there Try not to rely only on what you have learned in the classroom Summon your compassion your curiosity your empathy towards others and your commitment to service Give more than you receive and I promise you it will come back to you in ways you can’t possibly imagine Each of you is here today because of someone else A parent a sibling a teacher a neighbor a mentor someone who had faith and confidence in you like my mother had in me and nurtured your dreams As you leave here today take a moment to think of those who have come before you who have helped you along the way who are at your side today If they are here embrace them and thank them for the gift of education and for the support and the love that they have given you Your generation can bring people together like no other You can innovate create and lead Your generation will transform our economy and create millions of new jobs You will develop cleaner energy You will make it so racism only exists in history books Yes you will You will be the generation that teaches the world that we are at our best when we recognize respect and celebrate our diversity You can and you will make your mark on our country and our shared humanity Dream big and then dream bigger a more innovative dream a more inclusive dream All of you will preserve and enhance the promise of America The promise that propelled me out of public housing The promise that will propel you forward regardless of the color of your skin your religion your gender your sexual orientation or your station in life Please remember that ASU is because of you You are because of ASU We are because of each other Ubuntu Ubuntu Ubuntu Yes Say it with me Ubuntu Ubuntu Ubuntu Ubuntu Go forward and continue to make your parents and your family proud God bless you and thank you and congratulations to the class of 2017 Thank you Ubuntu Thank you Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors” said the now-54-year-old Orange.

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