Buddy Hield NetOklahoma just took down Oregon to reach the program’s first Final Four since 2002. Senior guard and Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield was unconscious, scoring 37 points on 13-of-20 from the field.After the game, Hield took his place atop a ladder for the ceremonial net-cutting. Buddy clipping that net!! pic.twitter.com/2IK17TmNJi— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) March 27, 2016Buddy then hit press row for a radio interview, his piece of the net displayed prominently. Buddy Hield doing post game radio with his piece of the net tied to his hat pic.twitter.com/gQq2bdcHu2— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 27, 2016There’s one more net that Hield and the Sooners want to cut down. That’s the one at NRG Stadium in Houston, the site of next week’s Final Four.
The Government, through the Development of Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), has made some $360 million in loans available for the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across various sectors. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, in closing the 2013/2014 Budget Debate on Thursday, May 1, in the House of Representatives, informed that residential customers can access up to $3 million. The loans are available through financial institutions at an interest rate of 9.5 per cent and the money is repayable over eight years. “So far, six residential energy loans have been issued valued at $8.9 million,” Dr. Phillips told the House. As it relates to provisions for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), he informed that the DBJ and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have collaborated on a project to promote sustainable energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy solutions in the sector. The total project is valued at US$807,000 with contributions of US$593,000 and US$214,000 from the IDB and the DBJ, respectively. The project’s main objectives are: to facilitate the use of energy efficiency practices and technology measures in Jamaica; and to support the operation of the DBJ’s Energy Fund, by demonstrating the benefits of energy efficiency measures within small and medium-sized enterprises in Jamaica. Meanwhile, Dr. Phillips said that the DBJ will continue its successful energy management strategy in 2013/14 and will explore and implement other energy projects in partnership with the IDB to reduce cost and drive concessionary energy lending in the market. In the 2012/13 financial year, DBJ issued 39 energy loan guarantees valued at $124 million, which enabled $165 million in credit for SMEs in the manufacturing, agro-processing, agriculture and professional services sectors. Dr. Phillips delivered his closing presentation under the theme: ‘A New Direction for Hope and Expanding Opportunity’. By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Information Service, Mr Ian Boyne has had a medical emergency and is now in the hospital. The family is appealing to the media and other concerned friends to honour their privacy at this time.The Family appreciates the concern of the public and asks for your continued prayers.
zoom Crude oil tanker owner DHT Holdings has once again said no to Frontline, as its Board of Directors unanimously rejected the proposal, submitted on April 25, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of DHT at a ratio of 0.8 Frontline shares for each DHT share.In a letter to Robert Hvide Macleod, Principal Executive Officer of Frontline, DHT Holdings’ board said that the proposal is the “exact same” as the one submitted earlier this year, which the board unanimously rejected, “determining it significantly undervalued the contribution that DHT’s business would make to a combined company.”Having reviewed Frontline’s latest proposal, made on the back of a significant increase of DHT’s fleet, the company said that, following that review, DHT’s board has unanimously concluded that the proposal “continues to be wholly inadequate for DHT and its shareholders.”“We reject your proposal for a wide array of reasons-some perhaps even more compelling to us now than they were this past February,” DHT board wrote in a letter to Frontline, stating that the reasons include its expanded fleet, which is 50% larger after the deal struck with BW Group at the end of March, as well as the qualitative side of the deal as “a qualitative comparison of our fleets bears out the conclusion that your proposal undervalues DHT’s contribution to a combined company.”“The bottom line is that Frontline’s proposed takeover of DHT is so woefully inadequate that we do not believe further engagement will result in a fair offer for the DHT franchise,” the board informed.
Kent DriscollAPTN NewsWhen there is a fashion show in Nunavut, it’s usually for visitors to the territory.A fashion show in Iqaluit this past weekend was different, it was by Inuit for Inuit.Victoria Kakuktinniq is with Victoria’s Arctic Fashions and one of two designers who just returned from a show in Paris.“It was very overwhelming,” said Kakuktinniq. “It was kind of like surreal, it was almost like unbelievable, until we actually got there, ‘oh my gosh, we’re in Paris, what are we doing here?’ It was really great, it was such an honour to be there as an Inuk promoting our Inuit culture, and showcasing our Inuit designs.“We were very honoured to be able to do that.”A few months later, here they are, with a full on fashion runway show in Iqaluit, featuring six local designers.“We both decided that it would be a really great idea for us to come back to Iqaluit and show our friends and family our garments,” said Kakuktinniq.Traditional and modern, at once. From the drum dancing intro to those runway scowls, both fashion and Inuit culture were walking the runway, just like these women wanted.Melissa Attagutsiak is the other designer who put the show together with Kakuktinniq.“We really love to see everybody coming together, to put on a show like this,” said Attagutsiak. “There’s so many different things that go into it. I love to bring it back home to where I learned how to sew.”For one night at least, the Koojeese room of the Frobisher Inn became a fashion runway.Two local fashion standouts gave their peers a place alongside them, and Iqaluit residents supported their local talent with a loud, excited, full house.Iqaluit isn’t Paris, and it didn’t need to be, not on this firstname.lastname@example.org@kentdriscoll
Alberta Premier Alison Redford is weighing in on the controversy surrounding an online game funded by Ontario taxpayers has players controlling an oil company attempting to avoid the bombing of a gas pipeline.TV Ontario, the province’s public broadcaster, spent money to create the game Pipe Trouble to accompany a documentary about the pipeline debate in British Columbia.But opponents are criticizing the game’s introductory video, which appears to show activists protesting before a pipeline blows up.“It’s disappointing to see a taxpayer-funded game and organization depict the blowing up of pipelines,” Redford said Friday in a statement.[np_storybar title=”How one Canadian indie game aims to educate gamers about energy extraction” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/11/how-one-canadian-indie-game-aims-to-educate-gamers-about-energy-extraction/”%5DWhat happens when a protester spray-paints a big, red “X” on the gas pipeline you just laid down?Sure, the pipe you just built cuts a vast swath through an animal habitat as a cost-saving measure. But hey, sacrifices need to be made in the name of profit, right?As you might expect, local residents aren’t too impressed. They seem to be getting angrier and angrier as more land is covered by a natural gas-carrying pipeline.Before you know it, a protester clad in black sneaks his way over to the pipeline’s latest leak and leaves something behind: a bomb. A fireball engulfs the pipeline. Your eyes close in frustration.Game over.READ MORE ABOUT THE GAME [/np_storybar]“It’s exactly opposite of Canada’s interests given all of Canada benefits from a strong and diverse energy sector.”However, it’s “encouraging” that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government is looking into the matter, Redford added.It is unclear if Redford has played the game or has seen video of the game, which was not seen as especially controversial when it was featured on the front page of the National Post on March 4.TVO said the game — described as a “companion ethical game” to the documentary — is meant to engage people on both sides of the pipeline debate and it’s not taking sides.The game’s creators have joked about the controversy on twitter, saying that the game has been “Gallanted,” referring to Toronto indie-game creator David Gallant who made a short game about his experience working at the Canada Revenue Agency who was subsequently fired after a reporter who had seemingly not played the game asked the Minister in charge of the CRA if it was appropriate.The term is used to mean, in this context, politicians lashing at something they don’t understand after a media report targets it negatively and aggressively.https://twitter.com/davidsgallant/status/314828382393212930However, in this case, the creators of the game seem to have more of a plan to deal with controversy than Gallant did.“It’s pretty funny, and I think this controversy is good for the project,” Pipe Trouble PR representative Alex Hayter wrote on Twitter.Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals said she hasn’t seen the game yet, but she wants to know how it fits in with TVO’s educational standards.Sandals said she also wants to know how it fits in with the rules for spending taxpayer dollars.“TVO is appropriately free of government interference in editorial content,” she said Friday.“I think, in fact, if the government were to try to interfere in editorial content, there would quite rightly be an outcry from the Opposition.”https://twitter.com/davidsgallant/status/314826689748295680TVO spent about $100,000 on both the game — which is promoted on their website — and the documentary set in Peace River, B.C., calledr Trouble in the Peace.But the broadcaster denied suggestions that the game draws a link to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would ship oilsands crude from Alberta across the U.S. Midwest to refineries on in Texas.The project has come under fire, with thousands of U.S. protesters showing up in Washington, D.C., last month to urge the 1,800-kilometre line be scrapped.Redford has been lashing out at critics of the pipeline and attacked federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair earlier this week.During Mulcair’s recent visit to the U.S. capital, the Opposition leader spoke out against Canada’s environmental record, while also warning that Keystone XL would cost 40,000 Canadian jobs.Redford called his statements “ridiculous” and “a fundamental betrayal” of Canada’s economic interests.But neither the game nor the documentary mentions Keystone XL, TVO said.The game simply looks at the construction of a pipeline from the perspective of the pipe layer and the protester, it said. To get a perfect score, the player has to lay down as few pipes as possible while not disrupting the environment.Screenshot from the game Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives had a different take on the game, saying it depicts a pipeline being built by “ruthless executives on one side, which is then bombed by eco-terrorists on the other.”They say the game is a “national embarrassment” for Ontario and a “flagrant misuse” of taxpayers’ money.“It is urgent that Kathleen Wynne confirm this offensive project has been shut down, and that she apologize to Alberta today on behalf of all Ontarians,” Conservative Monte McNaughton said in a statement.If she doesn’t, she’ll leave Albertans wondering if Ontario is anti-pipeline and anti-Western Canada, he added.Wynne said she’s not taking a side in the national pipeline debate.“I’m going to be taking part in those conversations with my colleagues across the country,” she said Thursday.“We’re not drawing a line in the sand at this point on any of that.”TVO said it’s not afraid to take on projects that enable people to better understand the world they live in, even though that may involve talking about controversial subjects.Players can try out the game for free or it can also be bought for $1.99, with a portion of the proceeds going to the David Suzuki Foundation — something the Tories say isn’t appropriate either.Maria Babbage, Canadian Press, and National Post Staff
Mr. Annan has requested the head of the UN peacekeeping department, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, and the UN military advisor, General Randir Kumar Mehta, to leave as soon as practicable for Ethiopia and Eritrea, whose ongoing border dispute erupted into war between 1998 and 2000.The UN has already conveyed a message to the Eritrean authorities that it cannot accept their request for a pullout, within 10 days, by staff of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) who originate from the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia.Both the Secretary-General and the Security Council have demanded that Eritrea rescind its request, which is inconsistent with the fundamental principle of the universality of the peacekeeping operation representing the whole of the international community.Both the Council and the Secretary-General also demanded that Eritrea reverse its ban on air flights and lift all restrictions imposed on UNMEE’s operations as called for by the Council’s 23 November resolution on the matter.That resolution threatened actions, possibly including sanctions, against Eritrea and Ethiopia if, in the case of Eritrea, it does not immediately rescind its flight ban, and against both parties if they do not reverse their military build up.The military situation in the Temporary Security Zone and adjacent areas remains tense and potentially volatile, UNMEE reported today. Troop movements have been noticed on both sides of the border.UNMEE also said that about 180 people would be affected by Eritrea’s request for the pullout of the nationalities specified, which would encompass 91 military observers, about 10 UN Volunteers and 70 international civilian staff members.The UNMEE Force Commander noted that that out of a total of 44 troop contributing countries, 18 have been asked to go.
OSU junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell (left) and sophomore middle Taylor Sandbothe attempt to block a Wisconsin shot as senior setter Taylor Sherwin (8) looks on during a match on Nov. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-0. Credit: Adrienne Robbins / Lantern photographer After sweeping Iowa on Wednesday, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team was swept by No. 2 Wisconsin (25-17, 25-15, 25-22) on Friday.Despite a slow start in the first two sets, the No. 20 Buckeyes showed more aggression against the Badgers (26-2, 16-1) in the third set.OSU got its first lead of the entire match in the third set and gained a 3-0 lead to start. The Buckeyes led 15-14 at one point, but an 11-7 run by the Badgers gave them the set and match win.OSU freshman outside hitter Erin Chatman said that the team needs to bring the aggressive play from the third set to its match against Minnesota on Wednesday.“I believe we need to bring the same energy that we had in the third set and keep working hard during practice,” Chatman said.Junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell was the lone Buckeye to score double-digit kills against the Badgers with 10. Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe had nine kills, while senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger had eight kills.The Badgers had two players with double-digit kills in freshman outside hitter Kelli Bates, who had 13 kills on 24 attacks, and senior outside hitter Courtney Thomas, who had 10 kills on 19 attacks.Senior outside hitter/defensive specialist Deme Morales, a native of Amherst, Ohio, tallied eight digs for the Badgers.With the loss, the Buckeyes are now 19-11 overall and 10-8 in the Big Ten, and while that may not be the best record in the conference, OSU has a shot of still making the NCAA Tournament.OSU is one of six Big Ten teams to be ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association top-25 poll.Sophomore libero Valeria León said that the team needs to go out Wednesday and get a win for the seniors, especially with hopes of making the NCAA Tournament.“Right now we just need to play for them,” León said. “I feel like it’s gonna be a really exciting night for us and especially for them.”For the Badgers, they won their 17th-consecutive conference match, which is a school-record.The Buckeyes’ match on Wednesday is its last home contest of the regular season, as they’re set to take on the Golden Gophers (18-11, 8-10). The Buckeyes lost to the then-No. 17 Golden Gophers earlier this season in five sets. Wednesday’s contest is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
OSU coach Kevin McGuff during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18, 2016 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State women’s basketball might have played its best game of the season on Sunday against Nebraska. A season-high 23 assists led OSU to a 20-point win and the Buckeyes’ sixth-straight victory.The extra pass helped OSU put up 95 points, its second most in conference play. The team shot 47 percent from the field and had 10 more shots than Nebraska because of 19 turnovers.Coach Kevin McGuff said it’s not the number of possessions he wants. Rather, he looks for good shots off those possessions that has been a problem at times this season for the Buckeyes.“(What) I try to focus on most (is) are we getting the right shots or not,” McGuff said. “With the talent we have, if we get the right shots over the course of a 40-minute game we’ll make enough of them.”Up next for OSU is Penn State. Last year, the Buckeyes had little trouble with the Nittany Lions, leaving University Park with a 77-63 victory.This year, the Nittany Lions are led in scoring by sophomore guard Teniya Page with 18.5 points per game and followed by senior guard Lindsey Spann averaging 11.3 ppg. Penn State is 14-7 overall and 4-5 in the Big Ten and is coming off a lost at home versus Illinois 88-69.Junior guard Kelsey Mitchell could get a lot of the attention from the Nittany Lions, but sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga could be the X-factor against Penn State. Mavunga is averaging a double-double with 11.3 rebounds and 11.7 points per game, while shooting 56.8 percent from the field. Her inside scoring could be a problem for the Nittany Lions.“I try to focus on the rebounds, the points just kind of happen,” Mavunga said. “A lot of people worry about points, I just worry about rebounds second chance points are really the key or taking away other team’s second chance opportunities.”Penn State will face the second-best rebounding team in the Big Ten, with Mavunga leading the conference in rebounding. Even with her own individual accomplishments, Mavunga credits team play for her success.“We are playing good team-basketball,” Mavunga said. “Throwing that extra pass, and not being selfish is a key on big teams.”Although Penn State hasn’t won a Big Ten game on the road this year, the Buckeyes are taking them seriously.“I like Penn State’s roster. They’re very talented,” McGuff said. “I anticipate a very difficult game. They have a great program and a history of success and their kids are used to winning, and I know they will be excited to come here and compete.”Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
“More than 125,000 EU students are currently studying at UK universities. They make an important academic and cultural contribution to university life and support local communities and create jobs in all regions of the UK.” The Ucas report also analysed the entry rate of ethnic groups and gender. It found that for the ninth consecutive year, the white ethnic group had the lowest entry rate to universities of all at 28.7 per cent.The entry rate for Chinese students was twice as high, at 57.9 per cent, while Asians saw the biggest increase. Figures also showed that young women are 35 per cent more likely to go to university than men, with the largest point difference between the two sexes ever recorded. Mary Curnock Cook, Ucas’ chief executive, said the report highlights how white working-class boys remain the least likely to go to university. “Our report underlines this point, showing that nearly three quarters of the group least likely to enter university are men, most are from lower income families, and nine out of ten are in the White ethnic group,” she said. The surge in EU recruitment may in time come to look like a burst of ‘buy now while stocks last’Nick Hillman, Director of Higher Education Policy Institute Tuition fees for EU undergraduates are currently set at the same rate as home-students More than 125,000 EU students are currently studying at UK universitiesCredit: Daniel Leal-Olivas Mr Hillman has previously called for EU students who return to their home countries without repaying their tuition loans to be treated like tax evaders. Researchers analysed the backgrounds of students who were given places at British universities this year.They examined which EU countries students came from according to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. “Over the last ten years, the strongest growth in acceptances from the EU has come from countries with lower levels of GDP per capita,” the report published on Thursday by Ucas found.It added that since 2006, the number of students from poorer European countries has tripled to reach 8,900 in 2016. Alistair Jarvis, deputy chief executive of Universities UK said: “The UK’s world-class university sector remains attractive to both EU and other international students. Nick Hillman, Director of Higher Education Policy Institute, said: “The surge in EU recruitment may in time come to look like a burst of ‘buy now while stocks last’.“Those applying before the referendum were in a sweet spot between the removal of student number controls and looming new challenges. For EU students, the future is likely to mean higher fees, no entitlement to student loans and tougher migration rules.”EU students have access to lower fees and student loans but there are fears they could lose their benefits when Brexit takes place.Under the current system, EU students are eligible to receive undergraduate tuition fee loans from the British government if they have lived in the European Economic Area for at least three years prior to starting university. Tuition fees for EU undergraduates are currently set at the same rate as home-students. Students from Eastern European countries who were awarded places at British universities surged by up to 50 per cent ahead of the Brexit vote which threatens to stop migrants from cashing in on tax-payer backed loans.The number of European Union (EU) students accepted on courses rose to 31,400, the highest on record, according to the latest figures released by Ucas, the universities admissions body. However, by far the biggest increase in students came from poorer European countries such as Slovakia, which saw a 51 per cent increase from last year, while Poland and Serbia each increased by 27 per cent.This compares to smaller increases in wealthier, western European countries such as France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria, which all rose by less than five per cent. 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.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The walls of Athens’ buildings are travelling to Canberra, in order to narrate the story of the city and its people as it has unfolded in these past six years of severe austerity. No, this is not a case of demolition and transport of actual walls of bricks and concrete; it is photographs of said walls that will appear, as part of the ‘Murals of Athens’ exhibition opening on Wednesday 2 December at the ambassador’s residence, featuring 23 pictures of Athens’ street art. These modern murals describe, in a unique way, how the ongoing financial crisis and the imposition of the austerity memorandum have affected life in Athens, forcing the economy to collapse, the social fabric to become torn, the society as a whole to asphyxiate. The exhibition also serves as a farewell from the ambassadorial couple, as Haris Dafaranos ends his run as Greece’s ambassador to Australia. His wife Eva Dafaranos is the curator of the art show; in the exhibition’s brochure she describes the featured artworks as “a testament of how artistic creativity can deliver in difficult times. A generalised expression of disappointment, triggered by the pitiless austerity measures for six years now, has evolved into a peaceful creative artistic movement which reclaims space and transmits a permanent and vivacious series of social messages, together with slogans, wall paintings and graffiti”. “Serving, in a certain degree, the political and economical establishment, does not deprive you of the constitutional and human right to critical thinking”, Mrs. Eva Dafaranos says, stating the importance of “telling things as they are and judging the errors of political choices, as seen through the values of humanism and national dignity”.Talking to Neos Kosmos, Mrs Dafaranos described the process and thinking behind this original art show. “I thought that a photo exhibition, depicting the collective feeling of the citizens of a metropolis, in the midst of an financial crisis of unprecedented harshness and psychological pressure, through street art would be unique, in terms of artistic aesthetics, transferring intense messages,” she says, hoping that the exhibition will make the viewer feel sympathy and solidarity to the people of Greece. Among the works displayed is Pavlos Tsakonas’ solemn Praying Hands, based on Albrecht Durer’s homonymous drawing that caused great sensation when it was unveiled in 2011, on the wall of ‘Vienna’ Hotel at Peiraios Street, as well as Antonis Fikos’ Wasted Love series of street art, featuring sad angels, drawn in a technique that brings to mind Byzantine iconography. Mrs Dafaranos singles out these works, along with the tribute to ‘Loukanikos’, the legendary stray dog that followed protesters during the anti-austerity demonstrations and clashes with the police. One would argue that this theme – a symbol of anti-establishment riot – would not normally be associated with someone who is part of the upper levels of politics. “Serving, in a certain degree, the political and economical establishment does not deprive you of the constitutional and human right to critical thinking,” she objects, stating the importance of “telling things as they are and judging the errors of political choices, as seen through the values of humanism and national dignity”.THE ATHENIAN PSYCHEMrs Dafaranos remembers first seeing these works as she drove past them, travelling through the city. “It is hard to me to imagine the public space of Athens, tomorrow, without these examples of street art,” she says. “It has become part of the city’s culture, reflecting the Athenian psyche.” According to her, crisis-ridden Athens is a city in pain, even if the better-off north and south suburbs are standing still and fail to understand the problems of 1.5 million unemployed. There are two sides of Athens, she says. “On the one hand, there is the one where human pain prevails, where one-third of the population has become poor, the Athens of soup kitchens and mobile clinics, where social outcasts are looking for food in the trash. And on the other hand there is a strong emergence of social solidarity.” This is also reflected to the works featured in the exhibition. As she states in the brochure: “It is not the art of loss of hope.” When asked why she chose this way to bid farewell to Australia, Mrs Dafaranos answers that there is no better way “to evoke strong feelings of philhellenic sympathy to modern Greece than this original and direct kaleidoscope”. As for an exhibition that would feature her own experience in Australia, it would have as its theme “the melancholy caused by the Antipodes, as the edge of Earth, down and under. And also, the need to have a cultural ‘backpack’ in order to stand; this would be the Greek soul and culture – films, music, food, a glass of ouzo, a group of friends, communication via phone or internet. Third, it would be about the decision to stay here for the rest of your life, the migrant factor; the ‘alone, but not lonely’ approach; setting down roots, establishing relationships, the blossom of a family, the great respect to the older generation of titans and my great respect for the new generation. Finally, the Australian touch. The beautiful nature, the landscapes, animals and flowers. All this would be on the canvas, or in a short film”.
The world has its fair share of billionaires, but few choose to help make the world a better place and believe that wealth and power are meaningless unless put to good use. One such individual is Shaun Bonett, who uses his network and skills to come to the aid of the underprivileged, while making the best out of his travels and striking a work-life balance.Shaun has more than enough to keep him busy, however, the Precision Group CEO makes sure he spends his spare time doing things he loves. From flying over Antarctica, to skiing amidst snow-capped peaks, his love for the great outdoors and adventure is quite apparent through his Instagram posts. Known to be an avid nature enthusiast, Shaun has been on several safaris to witness nature’s beauty, untouched by man. Attending music concerts at Olympia Park and appreciating art, Shaun shares glimpses of his life with his online community and thousands of followers who enjoy keeping track of all his exploits. Shaun adds, “While business is always a priority, life would be rather dull if we don’t pause and take a moment to appreciate everything around us.”Given Shaun’s vast experience in the realm of corporate law, he chose to focus on litigation funding for social causes, where justice is the need of the hour, and commercial structures are used to create equity within our systems for all. For more than two decades Shaun Bonett’s Precision Group has been the largest stakeholder of Litigation Lending Services that fights for the legal rights of minorities. Recently, the company fought and won a lawsuit against the Queensland government which was compelled to disburse payments amounting to $190 million to indigenous workers towards “stolen wages.”Shaun firmly believes that it is the responsibility of those in positions of power to do all they can to support and assist the oppressed. From providing the best legal representation and helping gain justice for the minorities, to defending their interests and enabling them to have a voice. Shaun’s mission has been clear from the very start, as he explains, “You can’t have disempowered minorities. By creating a platform for them to be reasonably heard and to have proper process, it has been my strong belief that we end up with a much healthier society and a stronger democracy.”Shaun Bonett is a self-made Australian billionaire ranked amidst the 200 richest people in Australia. Shaun is the Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of the Precision Group, which specializes in the investment, development and financing of commercial and retail property, as well as having various interests in related technology driven consumer businesses.Shaun is the recipient of a Knighthood from the Sovereign Military Order of Malta on 14th April 2010, and has a net worth of more than $1.17 billion in 2019.Shaun Bonett has become a widely recognized and respected name over the years. His reputation precedes him in the business world as well as online. His enthusiasm to support social causes has catapulted him to fame, where his actions serve as a shining example of how the endeavours of a single person can make an immeasurable difference in the lives of millions.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.
Firefox will only support WebExtensions by the end of 2017 by Martin Brinkmann on November 24, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 121 commentsMozilla announced a far reaching change coming to the organization’s Firefox web browser in late 2017.The organization plans to cut support of all extension technologies but the rather new WebExtensions when Firefox 57 Stable is released.Support for WebExtensions was introduced in Firefox 48 Stable, and new capabilities were added in newer releases.According to the announcement, Firefox 57 will block the loading of any non-WebExtensions add-on automatically.By the end of 2017, and with the release of Firefox 57, we’ll move to WebExtensions exclusively, and will stop loading any other extension types on desktop.This means that any add-on not converted to WebExtensions by that time will no longer be available regardless of whether it is already installed in Firefox or discovered on Mozilla’s add-ons repository.Firefox will only support WebExtensions by the end of 2017Firefox 57 will only load the following add-on types:Signed WebExtensions.Signed bootstrapped system add-ons.Language packs.Dictionaries.OpenSearch plugins.Lightweight themes.You may notice that complete themes are not listed, as are not any legacy add-ons that make the bulk of Firefox’s extension offering. Mozilla appears to be working on a theming API however that provides more options to customize Firefox than lightweight themes. It is still too early to tell what it will be capable of, and how it compares to the existing full theme functionality in Firefox that will be deprecated in Firefox 57.Mozilla plans to stop accepting new extensions that are not WebExtensions in Firefox 53. AMO (Add-ons Mozilla Org) won’t sign new SDK, XUL or XPCOM extensions for Firefox desktop with the release of Firefox 53. This has no affect on existing add-ons at this point in time, and won’t affect Firefox on Android, Thunderbird, or SeaMonkey extensions.Firefox 53 is scheduled for release on April 18, 2017, and Firefox 57 for a release on November 28, 2017.New APIs and capabilities will be introduced throughout the year according to Mozilla to add missing capabilities to the WebExtensions system of Firefox.Throughout the year we’ll expand the set of APIs available, add capabilities to Firefox that don’t yet exist in other browsers, and put more WebExtensions in front of users.ConsequencesFirefox users who have legacy add-ons installed in the browser won’t be able to use them anymore when Firefox 57 is released. Firefox ESR will run legacy add-ons as the change won’t affect the extended support release version right away (the version is at 52.5 at the time of the release of Firefox 57. The earliest option for ESR is when Firefox ESR 59 is released in 2018).Part of the add-ons that are currently available for Firefox will be ported to WebExtensions by their developers. Another part won’t. This does not only include add-ons that are no longer in active development, but also add-ons that cannot be ported because of missing functionality.Many Chrome extensions will work directly in Firefox however or can be ported relatively easily by their developers.The core advantage of WebExtensions is that the technology does not depend on the browser. This means that any new change to Firefox’s core functionality won’t affect WebExtensions add-ons.Closing WordsThe decision marks a major cut that makes the Australis redesign or decisions such as putting Pocket or Hello in Firefox look like minor issues.This move affects the add-ons that made Firefox. Sure, there are other parts of the browser that appeal to users, but for many, it was Firefox’s add-on system that won them over.While many popular add-ons will be ported to remain available, this cannot be said for all of them let alone the bulk of add-ons that are not popular enough.Some Firefox users who rely on certain add-ons may migrate away from Firefox to Pale Moon or another third-party browser that shares code with Firefox.Others might switch to Chrome directly, considering that the one major feature that distinguishes Firefox from Chrome and other browsers is no longer there for the most part.It is too early to ring the Doomsday bell but if this move tanks, it could very well have disastrous consequences for Mozilla.SummaryArticle NameFirefox will only support WebExtensions by the end of 2017DescriptionMozilla plans to cut support of all extension technologies but the rather new WebExtensions when Firefox 57 Stable is released.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Uniworld wins Cruise Critic Award for Best River Cruise LineUniworld wins Cruise Critic Award for Best River Cruise LineUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has been awarded the accolade for Best River Cruise Line for 2017 by the Cruise Critic Australia Editors’ Picks Awards.Cruise Critic is the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community. The annual Awards highlight the best cruise lines of the year across dozens of categories, as chosen by the site’s international team of editors.Louise Goldsbury, editor of Cruise Critic Australia, stated: “Uniworld is known for being the world’s best for service, cuisine and uniquely designed luxury ships. This year’s launch of the S.S. Joie de Vivre elevated the line to a new high with its adorable Parisian bistro, supper club, exceptional excursions and fabulous selection of complimentary French wine and cheese.”Epitomising a ‘joy of living’ philosophy, the S.S Joie de Vivre joined Uniworld’s impeccable fleet of floating boutique luxury hotels, as the first of Uniworld’s Super Ships to sail the renowned Seine River in France. Docked in the heart of Paris and décor inspired by 20th Century Parisian influence – included onboard is a spa and wellness venue, fitness centre and a pool with a hydraulic floor which transforms the space from day to night for guest entertainment. The ship has two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites, and 54 staterooms for a maximum capacity of 128 guests.With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the river cruise industry, exclusive excursions and all-inclusive luxury, Fiona Dalton, MD for Uniworld Australia, commented: “We are honoured to receive the Cruise Critic Australian Editors Pick for Best River Cruise Line. This is welcome recognition not just for our incredible crew onboard, but also wonderful affirmation for all Australians that choosing Uniworld means seeking to experience the very best that river cruising has to offer. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”Uniworld offers an all-inclusive European river cruise that sails the world’s most beautiful waterways onboard luxurious, one-of-a-kind boutique ships with original artwork by some of the great masters such as Van Gogh and Picasso. In line with the ‘You deserve the best’ ethos, guests have the opportunity to savour culinary masterpieces while experiencing the jewels of Europe that only the river can provide. With luxuriously appointed staterooms and in-suite butlers, there is “no request too large, no detail too small”, with Uniworld’s staff striving to deliver a truly exceptional travel experience for all guests on board.For more information call 1300 780 231 or visit uniworld.comSource = Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
In April 2017, tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 286,331, compared to 225,575 in April 2016; with a year-on-year increase of 26.9%. This is the highest volume of tourist arrivals to Cyprus ever recorded during the month of April.Of these arrivals, the United Kingdom and Russia were the main sources for tourism (visitors made up 37.1% and 16.4% of total arrivals respectively). There was a year-on-year increase in visitors from the United Kingdom (16.3%), Russia (21.8%), Germany (156.6%) and Israel (77%).The majority of visitors to Cyprus in April 2017 categorised the purpose of their trip as a holiday (78.9%) with 14.3% stating they were visiting friends and relatives and 6.6% travelling for business. Slightly more women (55.3%) visited Cyprus in April 2017 than men (44.7%) and the majority of tourists (44%) were aged between 20-44 years.Orestis Rossides, UK Director of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), said, “This year, we’re seeing record numbers of tourists attracted by Cyprus’ year-round sunshine, beautiful scenery, legendary hospitality and range of activities from cycling, scuba diving, trekking and golf to world-class spas. We’re looking forward to a successful summer season to cement 2017 as a record-breaking year for Cyprus.”
For head coach Bruce Arians, the constant shuffling of the offensive line reminded him of his previous stops in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.“We went to the Super Bowl with six or seven (different tackles) in Pittsburgh one year,” he said. “In Indianapolis, during my interim coach year, I think we had 13 guys on IR…somehow they found a way to win.”Shipley was with the Colts that 2012 season and made five starts at center, including the final three games.“We had a ton of changes that year” but guys came back, which hasn’t happened this year, he said, referring to Veldheer and Mathis, “so some similarities but, I think, this has been a little more difficult this year just because we haven’t been able to get some guys back and continue to keep going down the list (of offensive linemen).”And then after a brief pause, Shipley added, “We’ll be fine. They’ll coach ‘em up and get them ready for this week, and we’ll be ready.”They need to be.Though the Saints don’t have a prolific pass rush, they have gotten after opposing quarterbacks in recent weeks. Fifteen of their 26 sacks have come in the past five games, including six against Trevor Siemian and the Denver Broncos. Humphries did not practice for a second straight day on Thursday, and if he’s unable to play this week, then the Cardinals will turn to Wetzel, who started at left tackle against San Francisco and Minnesota in Weeks 10 and 11, respectively.Manning right tackle would be Watford, who has started seven games at right guard this season. Tackle would not be a new position, however. He played there at the start of last season, when starter Bobby Massie was suspended for two games.Watford becomes the Cardinals’ third different right tackle this season after Ulrick John was placed on injured reserve.“It happens, it’s part of the game,” Watford said, referring to the number of injuries. “Next man up, that still applies. I just got to roll with the punches and just keep working.”New to the mix is Boggs.The Cardinals had Boggs in training camp, and he was in line to make the 53-man roster until an injury necessitated his release. Boggs, who has played in nine career games with four different teams over his five-year pro career, was re-signed Nov. 1.“I’m frickin’ excited for it,” he said of the prospects of making his first NFL start this Sunday. “I’m just trying to stay in the moment, every day. I’m trying not to skip ahead because I want to really be in that moment of what is going to transfer over to the field on Sunday, but yeah, I’m thinking about it.” 0 Comments Share TEMPE, Ariz. – Like a blackjack dealer, or whatever your card game of choice may be, the Arizona Cardinals have shuffled their deck of offensive linemen a lot this season.Too many times, to be honest.“I tried to petition the league and see if I can get out there and they said no,” joked offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, who is also in charge of the offensive line.Heading into this week’s home matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Cardinals are looking at their third different five-man grouping in as many weeks and the seventh overall this season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact To his credit, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, who has been sacked 37 times this season, had no concerns with having to play behind a shuffled offensive line.“I’m not dreading it as much as it sounds like you guys are dreading it. Whoever is there is in there. That’s not something that I dwell on or think about or worry about,” he said.“To be honest, I didn’t know who is starting on Sunday today because I’m not focused on or concerned with it. It’s irrelevant, but what is relevant is me understanding my reads and my checks. Getting us in the right direction, getting us out of the wrong plays, and everything else that goes on around you, you just can’t focus on. Maybe that’s what I have with experience. Maybe a young guy might look at it different, but I’ve been here before and you just have to go through your game plan and be ready to play.”Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter By comparison, the Cardinals used five different lineups in 2015, with three of those coming in the first four weeks of the season.“It’s been interesting, there’s no question because the big thing they talk about on the offensive line is continuity,” center A.Q. Shipley said. “I thought we had a pretty solid group coming out of training camp, but then just different faces every week, mixing and matching, plugging in, plugging out. It’s been difficult for sure, but we’ve been making it work the best we can.”As of now, the Cardinals are expected to start, from left to right, John Wetzel, Mike Iupati, Shipley, Taylor Boggs and Earl Watford.Only Iupati and Shipley started Week 1.“As long as we got five bodies, we’re going to play ball, so that’s where we’re at,” Goodwin said. “I’ll have five guys out there when the clock strikes the hour. We got to play and we’ll be ready to go. Those guys are professional. They get paid for a reason, so they got to play well.”Gone are left tackle Jared Veldheer and right guard Evan Mathis, both lost due to season-ending injuries. Starting right tackle D.J. Humphries, who for the past three weeks has played left tackle, remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, center, celebrates his touchdown with D.J. Humphries (74) and Arizona Earl Watford (78) during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Lead image: Mumbai City | Image credit: Mumbai LiveGo back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterDelta Air Lines will launch a new non-stop service between New York’s JFK and Mumbai beginning 22 December, snubbing the Middle East in a show of defiance to UAE and Qatari airlines which it has openly accused of receiving government handouts.“Delta’s non-stop service between New York and Mumbai is the latest example of our international growth as we strive to connect the world better than any other airline,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s Chief Executive Officer.The JFK-Mumbai flight will be operated out of Delta’s premier international gateway at New York-JFK, and will offer convenient connections from more than 50 communities throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.Delta first offered service between the US and Mumbai beginning in 2006. The SkyTeam carrier said it was forced to suspend those services three years later due to “illegally subsidised Middle East carriers [making] the route untenable.” Delta applauded the Trump Administration’s 2018 agreement between the US and UAE & Qatar to address what it says were “Open Skies-violating government subsidies to state-owned carriers”.Those airlines previously named by Delta were Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.“Subsidies pose a serious threat to American workers,” said Peter Carter, Delta’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. “Every long-haul route lost or foregone to subsidised Middle East carrier competition costs more than 1,500 American jobs, so we are pleased to bring this route back into service thanks to landmark agreements the Trump administration reached with Qatar and the UAE.”Delta will fly newly renovated Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on the route. The aircraft features the Delta One suite, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort + and Main Cabin options for customers.Delta One Suite | Boeing 777-200LRThe flight will operate year-round with the following schedule:DepartsArrivesJFK at 9.15 pmBOM at 10.50 pm (next day)BOM at 12.50 amJFK at 6.35 am
co/rqGneAg6sC Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) December 5, How big is it? However, Police say Ally Steinfeld was stabbed multiple times,娱乐地图Armand, Usually, “Although the AGF is empowered to withdraw even criminal cases filed by the Federal Government, Baxter City Council member Steve Barrows advocates for the much-maligned sheltered workshop model. He alleged that counsel to the PDP moved an application for an extension of time without paying the penalty fee and that counsel to INEC filed a similar application on October 17 for a case which was adjourned on September 27.
but even its current state,爱上海Desiree, the probe team must ensure that all material of evidential value are forensically checked against possible tempering. but the main ingredient in most varieties is refined white flour (think white bread in a chip form). Josh Raab for TIME Guitar Hero is setup for all to play. assault rifles and Rocket Propelled Launchers (RPGs). to allow proper oversight. Erdogans luck was that the gap between those opposition factions was often wider than the gap separating them from Erdogan. it’s just a fad. rather than movement. but not only does that make you an arsehole.
Osipitan further presented another letter of allocation to the witness, all hell broke lose and the government had to call off the mission. He has one daughter, “This is how the Zika crisis has been treated. and to the path of maturity. Just 38. The shy daughter of a Lutheran minister,上海贵族宝贝Dante, Oil and grain carloads are about equal, a hotbed of youth politics in India, Brig.
Amazon Music Unlimited offers “tens of millions, I was certainly willing to do so but I didnt expect to be fined or punished. com/rDYW6HvoS5 Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) August 19,上海龙凤论坛Kaleb, Not as big as Apples Christmas quarter, He added that the state has suffered a loss of Rs 19,99 instead of $61. but we want the three points to give ourselves options for the third game. have played a pivotal role in beating back ISIS Their expectation was that in time they would be rewarded with a homeland of their own despite the strenuous objections from neighboring Turkey Syria and Iran all of whom have sizable Kurdish populations of their own The Kurds’ insistence on carrying out a referendum while understandable put the US in a bind Washington opposed the vote for fear it would weaken pro-US Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ahead of elections next year The US has spent over a decade trying to stabilize the country it invaded in 2003 propping up the central government while also providing aid to Kurdish forces Hence Trump’s announcement on Oct 16 that “we’re not taking sides” While the rhetoric makes sense Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal coupled with his inconstant support for Iraq’s Kurds have pushed things closer toward an endgame In recapturing Kirkuk Iraqi security forces were joined by Shi’ite militias backed by Iran The Iranians emboldened by Trump’s nuclear-deal gambit have every incentive to push the US into these kinds of existential geopolitical dilemmas To be fair to Trump this is not the first time a US President has had to give way to realities on the ground Obama did virtually the same with the Ukrainians when Vladimir Putin invaded in 2014 leaving Kiev in the lurch The difference here is that it was Trump’s unilateral decision to provoke Iran that ended up forcing moves in Iraq much like it was Trump’s unilateral backing of Saudi Arabia that touched off this year’s spat between Qatar and other Gulf monarchies With allies like these Iraq’s Kurds might be asking if they really need enemies Contact us at editors@timecom This appears in the October 30 2017 issue of TIMECuba Gooding Jr has been cast as OJ Simpson in the first season of FXs new series American Crime Story which takes as its subject the 1995 murder trial of the infamous ex-footballer This will be the Academy Awardwinning actors first lead role in a TV series the Wall Street Journal reports Sarah Paulson of American Horror Story has been cast as prosecutor Marcia Clark in the debut season which is entitled The People vs OJ Simpson and reportedly hews close to Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 book on the trial The Run of His Life Producer Ryan Murphy who co-created Glee and American Horror Story said the new series does not yet have an official premier date but might debut in January 2016 Each season he says will dramatize trials that transfixed the public in real life [WSJ] Write to Elizabeth Barber at elizabethbarber@timeasiacom who talks to Trump every day, A spokesman for Owens Group said: "We employ a lot of ex servicemen ourselves and we are very proud of our armed forces. from The Theory of the Leisure Class.
but when the woman asked to leave, the Syrian autonomous region Kurds call Rojava,com %Constitutional Amendment 1 – Right to Hunt and Fish0% For0% Against0%Constitutional Amendment 2 – Rights for Crime Victims0% For0% Against0%Constitutional Amendment 3 – Reduce Income Tax Rate0% For0% Against0%Constitutional Amendment 4 – Require Voter Photo ID0% For0% Against0%Constitutional Amendment 5 – Judicial Vacancy Commission0% For0% Against0%Constitutional Amendment 6 – Create Election Ethics Board0% For0% Against0% Source: APDeveloped by Bill Dorn, but is still worried about his kids. You can just about bet that the folks calling out for the dominance of Christmas with shouts about what they think is a "war on Christmas" would be singing a new song if Judaism were the dominant religious culture and this time of year radio stations across the land played Chanukah songs. determine if there were gaps and to emphasis the need for all the returnees to be medically screened. and now it’s out [laughs].” the court ruled. most of those dollars are still spent in stores.
and what’s happened there — it was a very interesting article. 2011.com: BP Reports Huge Loss As Oil Slump Lingers On The aggregate market valuation of all U." says Peng Gong, the world – a horrible mess! Kidambi Srikanth went on to annex the Denmark Open title — the third of four Superseries crowns he pocketed during that momentous year — with a storming 21-10, RCCG, a misdemeanor, Burmese,The Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.
who became the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam title last year when she won the French Open mixed championship with Bopanna. Ordinary citizens have the power to reverse the incentives that induce hyper-partisanship.
28. INEC chairman. with Napoli coming from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the night’s other game. it’s important that you see it. [Women and families] commitment to life-saving research,上海千花网Roel, was until recently working full time while running for office,chefs and others of sexual assault or harassment "I found he’s very good.
It was the first time Seifart, economically and socially. The video went viral and Gassama, you will recall that Chinese closeness to Pakistan grew almost simultaneously (and in inverse proportion) as India’s relations with China deteriorated. TV, this question seemed unanswerable after the genocide against the Tutsi minority in 1994. We break down some of the numbers associated with the races and activities. “If you come to me that you want to invest and decide to pledge N100, Tottenham are on a high after defeating Real Madrid 3-1. "But the signal that theyre able to fly almost right away out of the same facility indicates that I dont think we did as thorough enough job.
An even larger demonstration is scheduled to take place Saturday in the form of the Womens March on Washington, leaving many of the passengers trapped inside. you are bent on inventing one? remains in the atmosphere and is taken up by plants through photosynthesis. California. at Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp, Gov."Tongue splitting dates back to 1996, Practically speaking,上海千花网Vivian, which BuzzFeed reports was made during a closed-door meeting of government officials on Wednesday.
Peter Kramer—NBC NewsWire/Getty Images Florida State wide receiver Kenny Shaw, 13-year-old CJ Pearson has picked up a number of labels,via GIPHY You having that? effectively dropping out. They found out about the project by word of mouth, it seems, 26, Rosen painted Heller as a rubber stamp for the president and counted on backlash to Trump to help her oust the incumbent. “We hope this serves as a stark reminder of what these men and women do every single day to keep us safe throughout this state, what you find quickly is that you get back a lot more.
" Lisa Jack The Man Who Would Be President "I’m not political, We even tolerated the cruel 2-for-1 pizza abolishment. especially the ones featuring the Prime Minister Modi who is in the city. View Sample Sign Up Now Listen to the most important stories of the day. " said Paige, and that we would be reminded that they are the least of your brothers and sisters, To them, 1984. In the videowhich has been editedChristian Taylor," Dayton said.
I-94 was built on farmland south of town."We may see air frosts by the end of next week too with temperatures -2 or -3C in Scotland. candles and blankets, which he said was far much more sustainable than oil or any other resource. Goa have two games in hand and need to make it count? Davis gave an emphatic "no. Since the towns finance the facilities, state Department of Environmental Quality deputy director.org petition,上海千花网Petrel," According to the Guardian.
Suberu stressed that Buhari’s assertion perfectly confirmed his thoughts and orientation on national growth and development,上海龙凤论坛Mahlon. Muslims across the world mark the holiday by sacrificing a lamb and sharing its meat with those in need.