Soft dismissals in first six overs cost us the match, says Delhi pacer Kagiso Rabada

first_imgDelhi Daredevils pacer Kagiso Rabada said that his side lost to table toppers Mumbai Indians in their IPL match here due to some soft dismissals of their batsmen. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)”It was a good outing. Unfortunately, we just did not pull it off. We bowled really well and had a few dismissals, run outs, soft dismissals in the first six (overs). That’s when you are capable of chasing much more than that, said Rabada after the Daredevils lost by 14 runs. (Rohit Sharma praises bowlers after Mumbai Indians defend 142 vs Delhi Daredevils)Rabada was referring to the suicidal run-out of opener Aditya Tare in the fourth ball and the tame dismissals of the other opener Sanju Samson and number three and number four Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer when a more cautious approach was called for to overhaul the modest target of 143.South African Rabada, used first-up, took 1 for 30 and also led the fightback in the run-chase later, after the Daredevils were reduced to 24 for 6, by making 44 before getting dismissed in the penultimate over.”The pitch was nice to bat on. Unfortunately, this was not our day. They were getting wickets of decent deliveries, nothing spectacular,” he explained.”It’s disappointing that we are losing. At the end of the day, we did not execute quite well. The numbers talk for themselves. But we have trust in our batsmen, we have some young talent. The tournament is far from over,” said Rabada with some optimism after the Daredevils slumped to their fourth defeat of the season in six games.advertisementHe said his side would need a reassessment of their performance but certainly not out of this IPL.”It’s just that last push. We have been in a few tight situations. Actually, all our games have been tight, none of our games have been swinging either way. So, I think we just need to close that up. We are not out of this (IPL) for sure.”Today, our game again got close whereas it should have never been. So, we are a fighting team. We play right till the end. We always throw the first punch most of the time. It’s just about closing it up,” said Rabada.Rabada also had a word of praise for former India stalwart Rahul Dravid’s role in the Daredevils’ team.”Rahul Dravid was a magnificent player. And he has proved to be a good mentor. He knows the game very well and his experience is priceless. He has played the game at the highest level and he has done it exceptionally well,” he said.”He is a great guy to have in the change room specially since we have a lot of youngsters and they are definitely learning from him.last_img read more

Apoel reach Europa League knockout stage despite defeat

first_imgApoel suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Astana on Thursday, but the night ended in celebration for the Cypriots as Olympiacos’ 1-1 draw against Young Boys in the group’s other game means they are through to the knockout stages of the Europa League for the first time in their history.Astana had to come from behind to defeat ten-man Apoel, but the Nicosia club quickly got over the loss after Olympiacos stopped Young Boys from winning, meaning they cannot be caught by the third or fourth-placed sides with one more game still to play.The game in the Kazakhstan capital was in doubt earlier in the week with temperatures reaching -30 degrees Celsius, but the eventually rose to a modest -8 ahead of kick-off.The home side got an early foothold on the game and the first good effort on goal came on 25 minutes when Apoel defender Astiz cleared the ball into the path of Astana full-back Shomko who hit a rasping effort with his left-foot which whistled past the post with Waterman helpless.But just as they did in three of their previous four Europa League group games this season, it was Apoel who took the lead. A long ball out of defence was flicked on by Aloneftis and Efrem, without taking a first touch, hit the bouncing ball with the outside of his left boot which flew into the top corner, for one of the goals of the competition so far.The joy was short lived however, as Apoel were quickly reduced to ten men. A poor touch from Astiz, allowed Kabananga to intercept and the Spaniard made the hasty decision of bringing him down, leaving the referee no other option but to send him off as he was the last man.Despite being a player down, Apoel started the second half on the front foot, with De Camargo having an effort on goal before Efrem nearly picked out Sotiriou for what would have been a close-range tap-inAstana nearly equalised on 57 minutes when Apoel’s Lago slipped in his attempt to clear, presenting Despotovic with a fine chance, but Waterman spread himself well to deny the striker from six yards.On the hour mark however, the hosts were level. What should have been a routine collection of a harmless corner by Waterman, the Dutchman let the ball slip out of his hands allowing Anicic to equalise from close range.From then on, it was backs to the wall stuff for the Cypriot side, as Astana piled on the pressure. On 64 minutes, after a free-flowing move, Beysebekov lashed into the side netting.Astana’s momentum continued to grow, with Kabananga going close minutes later. The Congolese striker again threatened with a sharp volley on the turn with ten minutes remaining, though Waterman appeared to have it covered.Apoel’s resolve was finally broken on 84 minutes when Shomko’s cross found Despotovic, who edged ahead of Carlao, then hit the post with his first attempt but made no mistake from the rebound.The defeat was quickly forgotten however, thanks to Olympiacos preventing Young Boys from winning in Piraeus and the fact that the Greeks drew rather than won means Apoel can finish group winners with just a draw when the pair meet in the final group game on 8 December in Nicosia.Source: cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Germany: Meyer Werft to Build New Vessel for Star Cruises

first_imgMeyer Werft, February 10, 2014 zoom Star Cruises, the leading cruise company in Asia, has placed another contract with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft for a new cruise ship. This vessel will increase Star Cruises’ fleet to eight ships.The order is still conditional on financing. The 150,000-GT newbuilding with building number S. 712 is scheduled for delivery in fall 2017. The ship will be a sister ship to the ship ordered in October 2013 and will have a length of about 330 metres and cruise with 3300 passengers in 1,680 cabins.The ship boasts a variety of restaurants, entertainment venues, casinos and a high number of high class suites which are specially designed for the Asian market. An exceptional level of service is provided by a crew of about 2,030. With a speed of up to 24 knots, the ship will have a great flexibility to serve exciting Asian itineraries.The shipyard’s order book increases to seven cruise ships up to the end of 2017. Meyer Werft’s management and staff are very pleased that this new ship will be built in Papen-burg/Germany again and, will safeguard employment of Meyer Werft and their suppliers up to fall 2017.About 3,100 direct employees of Meyer Werft as well as about 20,000 employees of con-tractors and partners in Europe are working on this kind of projects. My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Hearings into SNCLavalin affair start today but not with WilsonRaybould

first_imgOTTAWA — The House of Commons justice committee will begin hearings today into the allegation that the Prime Minister’s Office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.Wilson-Raybould herself has been invited to testify, but likely won’t appear until Monday and, even then, it’s unclear if she’ll have much to say.She has repeatedly cited solicitor-client privilege to refuse all comment on the affair since the allegation from anonymous sources first surfaced in a Globe and Mail report almost two weeks ago.The Liberal-dominated committee wants to hear first from academics about the legal principles underpinning the affair, which prompted Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from cabinet last week and the departure this week of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s most trusted aide, principal secretary Gerald Butts.Those principles include the recently adopted legal provision allowing for remediation agreements in corporate corruption cases, a form of plea bargain in which a company pays restitution but avoids a criminal conviction that could bankrupt it.They also include the so-called Shawcross doctrine that spells out the degree to which an attorney general may consult with cabinet colleagues about a prosecution.Opposition members of the justice committee maintain the hearings will be meaningless unless Trudeau waives solicitor-client privilege to allow Wilson-Raybould to speak freely and unless senior officials in his office, including Butts, are called to testify.MPs are also scheduled to vote today on a non-binding NDP motion calling for a public inquiry into the affair and the waiving of solicitor-client privilege.Conservative senators, meanwhile, have also introduced their own motion calling for an inquiry by the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Monster Energy drink recalled due to possible glass fragments

first_imgOTTAWA — Monster Energy Canada Ltd. is recalling one of its drinks from the market place.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Caffé Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink could contain glass fragments.The 405 ml drinks have best before dates of Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, 2020 (UPC code 0 70847 03184 0) and were sold at stores across the country.There have been no reported illnesses linked to the product, and consumers who have the drinks are urged to return them to the store where they were purchased or throw them out.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

In the news today Aug 23

first_imgFour stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 23———GRITS DIG UP VIDEO OF SCHEER SPEAKING AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGELiberals went trolling Thursday for young, progressive-minded voters with 14-year-old video footage of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaking out against same-sex marriage — a tactic that prompted Jagmeet Singh to vow that New Democrats won’t prop up a minority Conservative government. Singh’s statement came several hours after Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tweeted a short, edited video of an April 2005 speech Scheer gave in the House of Commons explaining his opposition to the Civil Marriage Act, which legalized same-sex marriage in Canada later that year. Along with the video came a challenge to march in Sunday’s Ottawa Pride parade, with Goodale noting that Scheer has never yet participated in any Pride parade.———SCHEER IS PASSING THE BACK, LETTS’ PARENTS SAYThe parents of Jack Letts, a British-Canadian man imprisoned in northern Syria, are chastising Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for saying he wouldn’t lift a finger to help their son. Scheer might react differently if his own child was locked in a foreign dungeon without access to a lawyer or contact with his family, John Letts and Sally Lane said in a statement distributed Thursday. The couple, who live in Oxford, England, said it is time for Canadian politicians to show leadership and demonstrate that Ottawa is able to protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens. Questions about the fate of Jack Letts, who is being held in a Kurdish jail in Syria, recently resurfaced following word that Britain had revoked his citizenship. Letts’ parents said their son, who still holds Canadian citizenship, went to Syria for religious and humanitarian reasons, not to fight for the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.———QUEBEC MAKES BIG CUTS TO ECONOMIC IMMIGRANTS IN 2019New statistics show Quebec is making good on its promise to reduce its share of immigrants in 2019, but the province has cut deeply in the category of skilled workers, which runs contrary to the government’s stated goals. In the first six months of 2019, the number of immigrants to Quebec in the economic category fell by 32 per cent compared with the same period in 2018. Within that category, the province has so far accepted 41 per cent fewer skilled workers than it did in the first six months of last year. The numbers were compiled by Jack Jedwab, president of the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration, using data from the federal Immigration Department.———ETHNIC MEDIA LOOK TO PROD VOTER TURNOUTZuhair Alshaer spends most of his day editing articles and organizing interviews with politicians for his Ottawa-based Arab Canada newspaper, to introduce Arabic-speaking new Canadians to federal politics. The community Alshaer’s paper serves is growing — more immigrants are arriving in Canada from Africa, Asia and the Middle East than ever before, surpassing Europe that was once the dominant source. And it is also becoming more politically engaged: The voting rate of immigrant from West Central Asia and the Middle East increased to 73 per cent in the 2015 election from the 57 per cent recorded four years earlier, the largest increase among the 10 immigrant regions studied by Statistics Canada. Research published by Statistics Canada in 2016 highlighted that new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Statistics Canada will release its retail trade figures for June.— Transat shareholders convene in a special meeting today to vote on Air Canada’s $720-million bid for the company.— Federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi will announce funding today for a geothermal power project in Nisku, Alta.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Lawyer US man had Myanmars permission to grow cannabis

YANGON, Myanmar — The arrest of an American man in Myanmar for growing 20 acres of cannabis plants is unjust because authorities were aware that his company was doing scientific research and police were confusing hemp with recreational marijuana, his lawyer said Friday.Attorney Thein Than Oo said that John Fredric Todoroki and the III M Global Nutraceutical Co. had received official permission for their activity, which he described as research.“This company rented the land and is running its laboratory officially,” he said. “Their intention is to do research, not to sell or distribute. If their research goes well, they will work with the government.”Myanmar’s anti-drug agency says Todoroki and two Myanmar citizens were arrested after police on Monday raided the plantation on an industrial estate in the country’s central Mandalay region.Police found what they said were about 349,300 marijuana plants, 5,200 seedlings, 380 kilograms (838 pounds) of marijuana seeds, 1,804 grams (64 ounces) of marijuana oil, and chemicals and equipment for processing the plants into CBD, or cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating compound that many believe has health benefits.Police said they were also seeking to arrest Alexander Skemp Todoroki. It’s unclear where the Todorokis, believed to be father and son, last lived in the U.S.Hemp can be grown legally in many countries, and it is often used for making CBD products. Marijuana is another form of cannabis and a source of CBD. But it has psychoactive effects, causing a high.Myanmar law does not distinguish between the two, and the suspects face criminal charges that could land them in prison for five to 10 years or more, depending on what charges are formally filed against them.Neighbouring Thailand in December legalized the regulated production and sale of cannabis products for medical purposes, responding in part to a growing informal market for such items. In the country’s recent election, a major party advocated liberalizing marijuana laws more to benefit farmers.Malaysia has considered similar legislation.Thein Than Oo, who is general secretary of the Independent Lawyers Association of Myanmar, said Todoroki’s arrest could impact foreign investment, so the authorities should act with care. Myanmar was under socialist military rule from the 1960s through the 1980s, when it eschewed foreign investment despite being one of the region’s poorest countries. It is still struggling to make the transition to a full free-market economy.An advocate of legalizing marijuana in Myanmar said he also feared the arrest would affect foreign investment.“This is unfair,” said Aung Say Soe of Marijuana Legalization Movement Myanmar. “This American has already asked for permission from the government. It is like slapping down investment.”Aung Say Soe also said it was obvious that the plantation was growing hemp, and that the difference from the type of marijuana used for getting high was easy to distinguish.The authorities “can check with botanists,” he said.—Associated Press writer Grant Peck in Bangkok contributed to this story.Aung Naing Soe, The Associated Press read more

First East Timor militiaman sentenced for crimes during 1999 popular consultation

The three-member panel of judges on Wednesday sent Mahidi militia member Anigio de Oliviera to prison after he was found guilty of being an accomplice to the murder of Fernando Gomes in Ainaro district on 5 September 1999. It was the first decision handed down by the panel, one of two currently deliberating serious crimes cases being pursued by prosecutors with the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET).Meanwhile, a major crimes against humanity trial resumed yesterday, three-weeks after a defence-team bid to dismiss the three sitting judges was rejected by Judge Administrator Aderito Tilman.All three defendants in the so-called “Lolotoe trial” – KMP militia commanders Jose Cardoso Ferreira and João França da Silva, and former Guda village chief Sabino Gouveia Leite – declined to give opening statements to the court. Witnesses called by the prosecution will be giving testimony when the trial resumes on 8 April.The Lolotoe case is the second of 10 priority cases to be tried by the special panels. The three defendants have been accused of waging a campaign of deadly terror in Lolotoe sub-district, near the border with West Timor, Indonesia, during the months surrounding the 1999 popular consultation to decide the future of East Timor.The two KMP commanders are accused of illegal imprisonment, murder, torture, rape, persecution and inhumane treatment of civilians. Mr. Gouveia Leite is accused of being an accomplice in the offences allegedly committed by the KMP and members of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI). read more

Peaceful protests mark end of G20 summit hours after riots

HAMBURG – Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg on Saturday, hours after masked rioters clashed with police, burned cars and looted businesses.Marching on a route close to where some of the worst violence unfolded overnight, protesters chanted, sang, danced and played music as world leaders wrapped up their two-day summit in the German port city.An eclectic crowd of families pushing baby carriages, Kurdish groups, Scottish socialists and anarchists waving flags and shouting anti-capitalist slogans progressed through the city accompanied by thousands of police officers.Despite the mayhem late Friday and early Saturday, many officers patrolling the march removed their helmets and appeared relaxed as the huge crowds passed by. Organizers said some 78,000 demonstrators participated, while police estimated the crowds at about 50,000.The big gathering came after aggressive riots overnight in the city’s Schanzenviertel neighbourhood, which is only a few hundred meters (yards) away from the summit grounds. Hundreds of special riot police went into buildings to arrest rioters wearing black masks from rooftops while being attacked with iron rods and Molotov cocktails. About 500 people looted a supermarket in the neighbourhood as well as smaller stores. Cars were torched and street fires lit as activists built barricades with garbage cans and bikes.German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock and anger about “violence and uninhibited brutality” that broke out in Hamburg.“There is not the slightest justification for looting, arson and brutal attacks on the life of police officers,” Merkel said, adding that the security forces did “excellent work and thanking them on behalf of all the summit participants.A few thousand rioters, some of them from elsewhere in Europe, created havoc in the city. They battled riot police for two consecutive days and nights, expressing rage against capitalism and globalization and calling for open borders to let all refugees enter Europe.Their anger was not so much focused against President Donald Trump or other leaders, but directed against police as symbols of authority.Police arrested 143 people, and 122 activists were temporarily detained. Some 213 officers were injured since the protests started Thursday night. Police and firefighters said they did not have information about how many protesters and other civilians were hurt.Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, has a strong radical left scene and many critics had warned well before the summit that its dense streets would be almost impossible to control and clashes would be likely.But, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said, “any criticism of the location of the meeting misjudges cause and effect.”“These were unbounded violent excesses out of a desire for destruction and brutality,” de Maiziere said. He added that police and judicial authorities must take a tough stance against such crimes and that the arrests were appropriate.Merkel also defended the choice of Hamburg as venue for the summit, saying a big city was needed to accommodate all the participants at hotels. She said she and her finance minister would consult with Hamburg’s city government how they can help people affected by the violence repair the damage.Many residents, however, showed frustration with the violence and destruction unleashed in their neighbourhood.Laura Zeriadtke watched the full-scale clashes unfold from her street-level apartment window and witnessed about 30 black-clad anarchists tearing down a construction fence across from her home and using it as a shield to push back riot police.“It was a civil war,” Zeriadtke said.Ludwig Geiss, a 65-year-old long-time resident living in the same building as Zeriadtke, said that he’d gotten used to the many protests in the alternative neighbourhood, but had never experienced anything like the G-20 chaos.“I know the scene, but what happened yesterday … puts it all in the shadows,” Geiss said as he was evaluating the damage outside his apartment. “I’m not staying here another night.”Police called on witnesses of the riots to upload photos and video footage on their server to help with the investigation and prosecution of violent activists.However, most protesters expressed their views peacefully, asking for quick action on climate change and solutions to the migration crisis.During the protest marches on Saturday afternoon, activists of the Attac group rolled a giant globe along the road, while others carried signs with slogans such as , “Money For Bread, Not Bombs” and “We are many, you are 20.”___Kirsten Grieshaber contributed to this report from Berlin. Peaceful protests mark end of G-20 summit hours after riots A protestor blows soap bubbles in front of riot police during a protest on the second day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017, where the leaders of the group of 20 met for two days. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) by David Rising, The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2017 11:05 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Has NFL Play Gotten Worse Or Is It Just You

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. The New York Giants’ season is off to a disappointing 0-2 start, and quarterback Eli Manning is getting much of the blame. On this week’s episode (Sept. 19, 2017), we take a deeper look at Manning’s stats, discuss whether he’s a Hall of Famer and ponder where the Giants go from here. Next, after a second week of blowouts in the NFL, some are complaining that the quality of play has decreased significantly. We discuss a piece by our ESPN colleague Bill Barnwell that pushes back against that idea. Plus, a significant digit on baseball.If you have suggestions for what we should call our new NBA podcast, please drop us a note at!Here are links to what we discussed this week:Eli Manning is profoundly mediocre, writes Ty Schalter for FiveThirtyEight.A 2015 analysis from Nate Silver found that Eli Manning is the most clutch postseason quarterback of all time.ESPN’s Bill Barnwell says NFL quality of play isn’t worse (but Colin Kaepernick might make it better).Significant Digit: 1 in 65,566, the odds that a generic, contending-quality MLB team would be able to pull off the Cleveland Indians’ streak of 22 victories in a row. Cleveland’s streak finally came to an end Friday night, and while it wasn’t MLB’s longest, it was perhaps the most impressive, according to FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine. read more

NHS workers quitting to stack shelves because it pays more

first_imgThe senior executive told Health Service Journal one NHS employer said “lower banded staff were going off to stack shelves in Sainsbury’s because they could get [better pay] that way”.Others said care homes were increasingly poaching NHS staff, having increased their pay rates following the introduction of the living wage.Mr Hopson told an NHS Providers conference in Birmingham that the health service was now facing “impossible” demands amid squeezed finances and shortages of staff.He said the situation was such that the service risks entering a “long slow inexorable decline” amid longer waiting lists, increased rationing, and a crisis in social care.Mr Hopson, who has been criticised for his £200,000 salary after making repeated demands for increased NHS funding, said trust chief executives were asking themselves: “How do I provide the right of quality of care without enough people and without adequate sums of money?”The senior leader said NHS employers felt stuck between a “rock and a hard place” because they could not afford to give rises of more than 1 per cent, which might not be enough to keep staff.“If we try and maintain that 1 per cent to the end of the parliament, we are seriously worried that we will not be able to maintain the staff we need or recruit new ones,” he said.The organisation’s poll of 172 chief executives and chairmen found 55 per cent said they are worried that their trust does not have the right numbers, quality and mix of staff to deliver high-quality care. Low-paid NHS workers are quitting to stack shelves in supermarkets because they can earn more money for less stress, the leader of NHS hospitals has said.Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, which represents hospitals, said workers were leaving because pay in the health service had not kept up with rises in some parts of the private sector.Mr Hopson said the health service was struggling to hire and retain staff because pay restraint in the NHS meant pay was “starting to become uncompetitive in certain areas”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

CCJ President calls for speedy appointments of Chancellor CJ

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJudicial appointments: ‘This is not a cake shop, I wrote the President, he has not responded’- Opposition LeaderSeptember 15, 2018In “latest news”Govt must follow letter, spirit of Constitution if court rules against it – CCJ PresidentMay 10, 2019In “Court”CCJ facilitates judicial workshop in GuyanaFebruary 17, 2014In “Business” CCJ President, Justice Adrian SaundersPresident of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Justice Adrian Saunders has called on Guyana’s political directorates to urgently resolve their issues and appoint a substantive Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, saying that this current impasse has implications for the proper running of the Guyana Courts.Justice Saunders told reporters following a Private Sector interaction session at the Pegasus Hotel earlier today that the delay in the substantial appointments of the key judicial personnel is a matter of serious concern.“Guyana has not had a chancellor for 13 years since Chancellor [Desiree] Bernard demitted office to become a judge of the CCJ. Since then there have been persons acting in that position… We are outsiders to Guyana’s political systems but we are entitled to express views we have that directly concerns the administration of justice. But ultimately it’s a matter for the Guyana Political Directorate and I just wish that steps be taken to resolve those issues,” the newly appointed CCJ President asserted.President David Granger has nominated Justice Kenneth Benjamin and Justice Yonnette Cummings-Edwards for the substantive posts of Chancellor and Chief Justice respectively. However, following a meeting to discuss the appointments earlier this year, Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo rejected the President’s nominees. Since then, there has not been any consensus between the two on the matter.Article 127 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana states “The Chancellor and the Chief Justice shall each be appointed by the President, acting after obtaining the agreement of the Leader of the Opposition.”While being cognizant of current constitutional requirements, that is, consensus between the President and the Opposition Leader, in making such appointments, Justice Saunders posited that Guyanese authorities may want to revisit this procedure.“That formula is likely to throw up this kind of situation and so perhaps some attention should be given to perhaps whether that is an appropriate formula or if the formula is to be kept, what other mechanisms should be put in place to break a deadlock. But for the country to not have a chancellor, and it has implications for the chief justice as well because it just cascades down for that length of time, it’s just not right,” he posited, while noting, however, that it is not his place to say what measures should be put in place to break the deadlock.While the two leaders are expected to continue discussions on the nominations, the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) has called for the substantive appointments of acting Chancellor Justice Cummings-Edwards and acting Chief Justice, Justice Roxane George. read more

NI police seek help tracing vulnerable 42yearold man

first_img6’0″ tallMedium buildRed facedShort dark brown hairWhen last seen he was wearing a dark t-shirt with white writing on it, blue jeans and Doc Martin style boots.Police are appealing to Stephen, who is described as “vulnerable”, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact detectives in Newtownards on the non emergency number 101.Read: Family of missing 24-year-old ‘increasingly concerned’ for his welfare> POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are appealing for the public’s help tracing a  missing 42-year-old man.Stephen Floyd has been missing since yesterday evening and police said there is growing concern for his welfare. He was last seen in the Abbey Road area of Newtownards, Co Down at around 5.30pm.He is described as follows:last_img read more

Espace lancement réussi pour la fusée japonaise H2A

first_imgEspace : lancement réussi pour la fusée japonaise H-2AJapon- La fusée japonaise H-2A a été lancée avec succès. Elle a pour mission d’envoyer une sonde vers Vénus ainsi qu’un cerf-volant géant dans l’espace. Le lancement avait été reporté mardi dernier pour raisons météorologiques. Il a finalement eu lieu vendredi à 6h58 locales (jeudi 21h58 GMT), du centre spatial de Tanegashima.La fusée a effectué le largage de la première sonde d’observation japonaise de Vénus, Akatsuki, qui devrait atteindre la planète en décembre. Venus Express, un satellite de l’Agence spatiale européenne, effectue déjà des missions d’observation de la planète depuis son arrivée en 2006.La fusée a dans le même temps placé dans l’espace un cerf-volant géant de 14 mètres de côté, Ikaros, lequel étudiera “des techniques d’exploitation de l’énergie solaire”. Le 21 mai 2010 à 11:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Tesco hires Christmas light untangler

first_imgThe new recruit must also manage the Christmas Lights Untangling stand, ‘taking time to listen and help out’.We at Employee Benefits are wondering if there are many other yuletide roles out there to get in a twist about… Passionate about Christmas.Persistent and patient.Have the energy and drive to be your best and exceed expectations.Have strong communication skills. Something for the weekend…A branch of supermarket giant Tesco is hiring a Christmas light untangler to unknot their way through the festive season.The store in Wrexham, North Wales, requires a member of staff to ‘successfully untangle customers’ Christmas lights neatly, quickly and efficiently and in an orderly fashion’ to work 36 hours a week.Applications closed on 12 November, but the lucky new employee will need to be:last_img read more

Its Valentines Day and tech has taken over our relationships

first_img 9 19 Photos Hate Valentine’s Day? Watch these streaming movies and TV shows Tags Culture Mobile Apps Enlarge ImageLooking for love? James Martin/CNET This is part of CNET’s It’s Complicated series about the role technology plays in our relationships. It was originally published in 2017, but has been updated for 2019 with new statistics and information. In the past few years, however, little has changed in the world of online dating. If you had to explain dating in 2019 to a time traveler from the 1950s, what would you say? “I would explain texting first, and how it takes five minutes now for people to decide they want to hook up,” says comedian Nikki Glaser. “I would tell women, ‘Buckle up, bitch, this is not going to be a fun ride.'” Glaser, 34, has made a professional study of dating sites like Tinder and the hookup culture that experts say has reshaped many people’s sex lives. It provides lots of fodder for her comedy routine. For past generations, relationship milestones meant things like “going steady.” Today’s relationships can strike up after a few minutes of text chats. And since nearly everything is done using an app on a phone, “you can have a relationship with someone and never hear their voice,” Glaser says. So this is dating in the modern age. Having fun yet? Dating apps are so commonplace now that swipe right, the way you show you like someone on Tinder, has become part of our everyday language. “Swipe right” now means “anytime you make a good choice or approve of something,” according to Urban Dictionary. The internet has been “transformational” to the way we have relationships, says Pepper Schwartz, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington who studies dating and is also one of the matchmaking experts on the reality TV show Married at First Sight. She’s noticed, for example, the speed at which technological trends ripple through our culture, and how quickly people become adopters. “It changes us,” she said. “It’s a very powerful presence in modern life.” That’s particularly true in courtship and dating, Schwartz said. Go back a couple hundred years, and the world was transitioning from arranged marriages to “love.” (Schwartz said researchers could tell because children weren’t getting married in order of oldest to youngest anymore.) Up until the automobile, airplane and mass education, people usually married someone nearby, such as a neighbor, a fellow churchgoer or the girl next door. itscomplicatedbugphotov2heart.pngClick for more coverage. But these shifts fractured many communities. That, along with sex education, family planning and, in some places, egg freezing as a company-provided health benefit, has meant many people are waiting longer before they settle down. Who hasn’t read about how millennials are less religious, have fewer kids and, despite the popularity of Tinder and the less formal dating culture it’s helped introduce, may even be having less sex? The term “cybersex,” which used to mean people describing sexual experiences to each other over chat, has morphed into “sexting” — and it’s a far more accepted part of life. Varying sexuality and gender identity are more accepted today as well.There’s a site for dating based on the contents of your fridge. So as time passes and people move around, the traditional pools from which you’d normally find a partner pretty much disappear, Schwartz said. That leaves today’s relationship seeker with few options other than to look online. It’s no wonder then that over 90 percent of America’s more than 54 million singles have tried online dating, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. And 80 percent of people who have used online dating told Pew in 2015 that it’s a good way to meet people, with 62 percent saying it’s a way to find a better match than other methods because you can potentially learn more about someone up front. Over the past decade, dating services have been set up for pretty much any interest. If you wanted to date only people who like Star Trek, normally you’d have to weed through several p’tahks before finding someone to join your crew, as it were. Now there’s a site for pretty Star Trek fans, as well as sites for vampire enthusiasts, gamers and even devotees to the writings of Ayn Rand. Samsung’s new Refrigerdating app aims to help you find a date based on the contents of your fridge. There’s even a site for supporters of the president of the United States. It’s called (It’s not fake).love-in-the-modern-age-1123.jpgYou might imagine that a time traveler from the 1950s might ROFL over the way we date these days. James Martin/CNET Rapid changeTinder’s simple but addicting formula of swiping right on a profile you like, and then getting an alert if that person swipes right on you, has become such a cultural sensation that Glaser began doing skits about it. Watching how friends and coworkers used the app, she developed a theory that a not-small number of men would be willing to say pretty much anything in a text message conversation if they believed they might hook up. So she tested it in a segment called Tinder Tapout for her late night Comedy Central show, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, which ran for 20 episodes in 2016. She and her team created fake profiles of good-looking women, then struck up conversations with real-life men. The joke: See how long the men stick with the conversation as the fake women say increasingly crazy things. Glaser started one conversation by having a fictional female celebrate that she’d just sold a stolen wheelchair. In another, she told a marine she had PTSD, “Party Till Severely Dumber.” He responded, “What’s your favorite color?” “People went further than you would ever think,” Glaser said. Her theory is that the men had so many conversations going that her character was “another fish in the sea to them.” WARNING: VIDEO IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK center_img Tinder isn’t unique, it’s just one of the most well-known dating apps. Others, such as Grindr, used by the gay community, and Bumble, where women make the first move, have joined staples like OkCupid, and eHarmony as go-to dating services on the web. Even Facebook has gotten into the dating game, testing a new feature for its website last year. i-4dwvhrw-s.jpgEnlarge ImageAmber Kelleher-Andrews heads up the matchmaking service founded by her mother, Jill Kelleher, three decades ago. Kelleher International Not everyone likes the seeming minefield of internet dating, though. That’s when they turn to Amber Kelleher-Andrews and her matchmaking service, Kelleher International, founded by her mother Jill Kelleher in 1986 just outside San Francisco. With prices ranging from $25,000 to $300,000, her clientele skews toward the rich and famous. But she said many people come to her after having given up on the app world. “There are people who it isn’t working for,” she said. “The people who come to matchmakers are highly frustrated.” Kelleher, who met her husband while working at a supper club in Los Angeles despite her mother’s attempts to match her with other men, is considering bringing a lower-priced version of her service onto the internet too. One idea she’s considering is taking over the management of a person’s online profile, and then helping select dates among the swipes and winks that pile up. “People are really bad at choosing by themselves,” she said. The new normalIt’s easy to forget smartphones came on the scene only a little over a decade ago, when Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone. The mobile app boom came afterward, helping make services like Uber, Twitter, Instagram and Tinder household names. We’re still feeling the effects that technological change is having on our culture and how we communicate, said Nicole Ellison, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. For example, people routinely strike up a conversation about something someone said online, like if a colleague posted about his child’s birthday on Facebook. A few years ago, that might have been considered creepy. Now it’s pleasant and thoughtful. We may reach a point where tech helps us more easily find people in our daily lives, Ellison said, and not just find someone to meet up with later. Imagine, for example, an app that points out a fellow Game of Thrones fan at a party, so you can more easily chat. “We have more information about people than ever before, and many of us have these supercomputers in our pocket that have geolocation capabilities to see who’s around us in space,” she said. Together, that information could help us more easily talk to each other and find common ground. “That would be my hope,” she said.There is a dark side to it all, however. Some of these apps have been used by cyberstalkers to harass and intimidate strangers too, an issue the industry is just starting to understand.In the meantime, people like Glaser are asking for less ambitious technologies to fix some of the inconveniences of today’s dating scene. At the top of her list is an undo button for text messages, like how Google’s Gmail gives you 30 seconds to cancel an email after you press Send. “We’ve all sent off things we regret,” she said. “It’s crazy that that can make or break a relationship.” Then again, maybe not. Time travelers beware. First published Feb. 10. 2017. Update, Feb. 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PT.   Share your voice Comments CNET Magazine: Check out a sampling of the stories you’ll find in CNET’s newsstand edition. Batteries Not Included: The CNET team shares experiences that remind us why tech stuff is cool. last_img read more

Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On Sanctuary Cities

first_imgJulian Aguilar/Texas TribuneProtesters turn out at the Capitol in Austin hours after Gov. Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 4 — the “sanctuary cities” bill — into law. Abbott livestreamed the signing of the bill on Facebook.NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting “sanctuary cities” to immediately take effect.Under the law, Texas police chiefs could face removal from office and criminal charges for not complying with federal immigration officials’ requests to detain people jailed on non-immigration offenses.U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked much of the law on Aug. 31, a day before it was to take effect. The state appealed to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Arguments on Garcia’s injunction against parts of the law are scheduled for the week of Nov. 6. However, state officials, joined by the U.S. Justice Department, sought an emergency stay allowing enforcement to begin. That request was before a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit on Friday morning. Court officials said the panel would begin discussing the case immediately after the hearing ended, but a decision was not expected Friday.Various local governments in Texas are fighting the law, which also allows police to inquire about people’s immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops — a provision Garcia didn’t block.Municipal officials from Dallas, Houston, El Paso, San Antonio and Austin are among the opponents. The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting the law on behalf of the border city of El Cenizo. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund represents other localities.“Texas can tell its localities, ‘You must cooperate,’” Scott Keller of the Texas Attorney General’s Office said as he was questioned by Judge Stephen Higginson on issues including whether the state law illegally pre-empts federal responsibility for immigration control.U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has praised the Texas law and the Department of Justice filed arguments in support of it, as did several attorneys general from other states.The law’s opponents argue it violates the Fourth Amendment by requiring police to detain people suspected of illegal immigration without probable cause. They also say it illegally puts local police in the federal role of immigration enforcement officers, and is unconstitutionally vague as to exactly when a local law enforcement officer would be in violation of the law.“They just don’t want to be told that they have to cooperate no matter what the situation is on the ground,” Lee Gelernt, of the ACLU, said after Friday’s hearing.“They want some discretion to ensure that they are satisfying their own view of the Constitution and that they’re not doing anything to harm their own communities.”Judge Leslie Southwick raised the possibility that the panel could lift part of Garcia’s stay, perhaps allowing part of the law to go into effect, but without the threat of penalties for local law officials. Nina Perales, of the Mexican American Legal Defense organization, told a reporter outside of the hearing that blocking the penalties would not be enough; the problem, she said, is that they would still be duty-bound to enforce the law.Supporters of the state law say immigration officials have already determined probable cause when they seek to have local officials detain someone. They also argue that federal and local officials have a long history of cooperation on immigration matters and that the law is clear in its prohibition against local government’s policies restricting immigration enforcement.The measure won passage in the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature and was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott despite opposition from business groups, which worried that it could cause a labor-force shortage and send a negative economic message.Judge James Dennis joined Southwick and Higginson on Friday’s panel. Dennis was nominated to the court by Democratic President Bill Clinton; Higginson, by Democratic President Barack Obama; Southwick, by Republican President George W. Bush.___Associated Press reporter Stacey Plaisance contributed to this story. Sharelast_img read more

Baltimore Blight by the Numbers

first_imgBy J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore StaffJust prior to the partial federal government shutdown, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) returned its few revisions to Baltimore’s plans and reporting for the city’s most devastated residences.The Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s finalized Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be published early in 2019.The initial draft closed to public comment in late November and was delivered to HUD December 20 and returned to the city on December 21.Blighted homes like this one in the 3000 block of Edmondson Ave. in West Baltimore are ubiquitous in many neighborhoods, but the city continues decades-long efforts to change that reality. (Photo credit: J.K. Schmid)The report, spanning from July 2017 to June 2018 (Baltimore’s fiscal year), coincides with “the greatest refurbishment of the existing affordable housing inventory in the history of the city,” the report says.Simultaneous with the maintenance, repair and rescue of deteriorating housing, is Baltimore’s ambition to demolish 4,000 buildings as part of the city’s Blight Elimination and Stabilization plan.Here, the city is apparently falling behind.“Under the current Con Plan only 1,433 structures have been demolished, slightly more than half of the three year goal,” the report reads.The 2017-2018 year has beaten the average. Baltimore completed demolition of 509 of the 651-building goal.When a demolition is completed, the city replaces the structure with green space.The CAPER attributes the slow progress in part to an inability of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) funded nonprofits to secure capital; a problem the report describes as “ongoing.”Baltimore Blight: Is this your house? 2100 block of Mulberry Avenue. (Photo credit: J.K. Schmid)“While some providers, particularly those carrying out major rehabs of existing housing, have thrived, others have moved at a glacial pace because they could not attract capital,” the report reads.The Housing Authority generally refers to CDBG as “one of Baltimore Housing’s greatest success stories,” as it allows local jurisdictions to allocate federal funds to the nonprofits and public services of their choosing.The city expects three new grant programs to begin delivering grants and funding loans in 2019: The Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG), The Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund, and The Affordable Housing Trust Fund.According to the Housing Authority, CCG expects to generate, “$3 million in capital funds and $2 million in operating funds to neighborhood-based development organizations to advance neighborhood revitalization projects.”Baltimore will seed the impact fund with 50 million city dollars, with the hope that the fund will be maintained in the future by private investment.The Affordable Housing Trust, effective with a charter amendment approved by Baltimore voters in 2016, will begin providing $20 million annually to create affordable housing for families earning less than 50 percent of the area median income.The Housing Authority still aims to add 10,000 families to Baltimore City, its website says.last_img read more

You cant make one love another

first_imgI’m suffering from depression after I lost my mother last year. I’m unable to cope up.Anjali Mathur, Greater KailashI completely feel what you are going through. Losing a parent/ near one is a very difficult situation. But, life goes on. I suggest, divert your mind on things. Enrol in some hobby, explore an interest, meet friends, plan a vacation. Always remember, your mother is watching you and she gets very upset seeing you unhappy! Your smile is not for you but for her. You will have to control your depression and move on. All the best! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ I’m from a very conservative family. I haven’t ever had a boyfriend. My marriage has been arranged and I’m very nervous about the physical relation with my husband.Gouri, PatnaGouri, for generations and ages we have followed a cycle. Not just humans, but animals in general. Physical need is a very strong need and it has a huge contribution in the bond between two people. I suggest, don’t worry so much. Be relaxed and let your man take charge of it. Men are usually more advanced in this subject. Follow your instincts, reciprocate his actions and if you feel uncomfortable, just ask him to take it slow. Sex is beautiful when you feel ‘love’. Wish you the best always. Let love grow….rest will follow! Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy elder brother is a very good student. I’m always asked to ‘be like him’. This irritates me too much. How can I handle this constant stress?Arjun, New DelhiHow to handle? Simple. Just BE YOURSELF. I am not advising you to neglect studies or walk on a dark path which has no light. All I’m saying is – be your best. Put in your best. Study hard because studies have no substitute and will help your career. Use earphones to ward off the words that hurt you and don’t worry about ‘comparisons’. We all go through this! Emerge as a good human being and success will kiss your forehead. My husband is an alcoholic. I’m a mother of two kids, aged 5 and 7. He doesn’t believe in protected sex. I’m scared of pregnancy and unable to communicate this to him. How can I handle my life?unknown, HaryanaPlease don’t sound like a helpless woman of yesteryears! Too many products/ medicines available that will make your sex life peaceful. Please consult your doctor now! Your life is in your hands. Your husband’s desire and demand can never command you to this extent that you feel helpless. Enjoy your physical chemistry but control your own life, you should!I’m in love with someone who has no feelings for me. How can I make him love me?Sangita, New Delhi.You actually can’t ‘make’ one love the other! Yes, a genuine effort to express effectively should be there. So that, you don’t regret later. As they say – love defeated is always greater than what defeats it! If the ‘other’ has to love or reciprocate it will happen naturally. If not, always remember – better and best awaits..just a matter of time and your Mr. Right will take you out of the wrong situation.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more