10 months agoChelsea ace Kante: Do I cheat at cards? Well…

first_imgChelsea ace Kante: Do I cheat at cards? Well…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace N’Golo Kante insists his reputation of being a card shark is overblown!Kante has been mercilessly teased for the way he plays cards when away with the France squad.But the World Cup winner has joked the accusations are unfair.”On cards, when you’re in complicated situations, you use little strategies and that’s what I did from time to time. That’s why I was called a cheater,” said Kante.”They are not entirely right because I’m not the only one to have done it but they are not wrong…” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoFenerbahce rival Caen for Leicester striker Fousseni Diabate

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fenerbahce rival Caen for Leicester striker Fousseni Diabateby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe race for Leicester City striker Fousseni Diabate is heating up.Caen are keen to set up a loan deal for the 23 year-old next month.However, Le 10 Sport says Caen face competition from Turkish giants Fenerbahce for Diabate.Like Caen, Fener are eager to discuss a loan deal with Leicester for Diabate.The forward joined the Foxes a year ago from Ajaccio. last_img read more

Jamaica Customs Reminds Customers to Desist from Abusing Customs Officials

first_imgThe Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is reminding passengers, importers and anyone who does business with the Agency to desist from behaving in a disorderly manner, verbally abusing or physically harming, or obstructing a Customs Official in carrying out official duties, as they may be liable for prosecution.This reminder comes against the background of a recent incident, which took place at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, involving the assault of a Customs Official by two females, following the assessment of Customs duty. The assessment was calculated after one of the females, exceeded her US$500.00 duty-free allowance, an entitlement given to all passengers eighteen years and older. In this regard, her other items would be subject to Customs duty.The two females were subsequently charged for ‘Obstructing a Customs Officer’, ‘Assaulting a Constable’, ‘Disorderly Behaviour’, and ‘Using Indecent Language’ and appeared before the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Court. The Defendants pleaded guilty to three (3) offences and were each fined, $100,000.00 or three (3) months imprisonment for Obstructing a Constable, and $10,000.00 or thirty (30) days imprisonment for Disorderly Behaviour.The JCA takes this opportunity to encourage persons to use peaceful means to resolve differences and reminds our customers that, should a disagreement arise as to the assessment of any Customs duty or charges, a request may be made for a re-assessment by a Supervisor. If they are dissatisfied with the re-assessment of the Supervisor, the JCA encourages the use of the Appeals Process through our Valuation and Verification Unit located at our head office – Myers’ Wharf, Newport East, Kingston.We thank all our customers for their business and look forward to their cooperation.last_img read more

Small businesses band together for Small Business Saturday

first_imgNEW YORK — Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there’s strength in numbers.Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small local stores rather than national chains and what are called big box stores, has become an event in neighbourhoods, towns, even cities as retailers recognize they can draw more customers as a cohesive group than by offering discounts and promotions on their own.Mama Java Coffee, an online coffee retailer, is joining with seven other online businesses that cater to mothers to offer a joint discount. A shopper spending $40 at any of the companies on Small Business Saturday will get $10 off purchases at the other seven. Kim Roman, owner of Mama Java Coffee, says the group, which will market the event on Instagram and other social media, came up with the idea just a few weeks ago.“We were chatting about ways to be unique and help promote each other,” she says.Many communal Small Business Saturday events have grown to the point where they’re organized by local chambers of commerce and community business organizations that have big marketing budgets. About 200 indie retailers throughout Portland, Oregon, are banding together in a marketing effort called Shop Little Boxes that will run from Friday through Sunday. The stores are offering discounts, many of them 10 per cent, and shoppers get raffle ticket numbers for each visit and purchase they make. Shop Little Boxes has a smartphone app that shoppers can use to find participating stores and to register their raffle ticket numbers.Retailers say they do see sales blip up during Small Business Saturday, but their aim is also to remind shoppers that they are there year-round.The event in Henderson, Nevada, like many others, is aimed at fostering goodwill; Shop Small Henderson will be a five-hour block party with activities for children. Parents may not be able to do much shopping during such events, but owners say they do return to shop after the party is over.Landlords also sponsor Small Business Saturday events at their developments. Pier Village, a residential complex in Long Branch, New Jersey, has about 30 retail tenants, and many will be taking part in a communal Small Business Saturday event.Some of the events aim at giving craft makers and artisans a place to sell their creations; about a dozen craft makers will take part in a pop-up event at Broadway Market, a retail complex in Seattle. And some companies with surplus space are inviting small vendors to set up shop on their premises — in Elmhurst, Illinois, Brewpoint Coffee is hosting small retailers in its roastery._____For more small business news, insights and inspiration, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here: http://discover.ap.org/ssb_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenbergJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Tumbler Ridge Museum curator responds to concerns raised by PRRD Board

first_imgAmong the issues, Fraser said that the Museum’s curator Dr. Lisa Buckley was exploring other locations to have the museum’s fossils moved to in case the museum were to once again lose its funding, and that the TRMF had denied UNESCO evaluators and Geopark Society members access to one of its paleontological digs.Dr. Buckley said during an interview this week that her chief responsibility with the museum is to ensure that the fossils – which are in fact the property of the B.C. Government – are stored in a proper place for safekeeping.She said that due to the museum’s ongoing funding woes – which began in March – if the museum were to close its doors once again the fossils might not be stored in a proper place.“Any collection, whether it’s a fossil collection, or a collection of bugs in jars, or pickled fish in jars, if those natural history collections lose financial support and their ability to remain in an area, they become what’s termed an ‘orphaned’ collection,” said Dr. Buckley. “It’s not like storing rocks in a garage. These are heritage items and they do need specialized care. With that care comes a building to put them in, paying people to actually look after them and to manage all of the records that are associated to them, and to monitor tham and make sure nothing horrible happens to them in their cabinets. There’s a lot that goes into the preservation of our natural history collections. It’s not just like putting ceramic things on a fireplace mantlepiece. Even though they are fossils and have a lot of rock in them, they’re still subject to degradation.”She said that the provincial government has strict regulations on how fossils are cared for and managed under the Fossil Management Framework, which was implemented in 2005.Dr. Buckley also gave a reason for the Museum Foundation denying UNESCO evaluators and Geopark Society members access to one of its paleontological digs, saying that the cancellation was given on short notice, and because the dig in question is of critical scientific importance as it is so far the only tyrannosaur trackway discovered anywhere on Earth.“We did get very short notice to arrange a trip to the site, which is in a remote location and it does take a lot of time – more than a couple of days – to get a site ready for visitation. So, the logistics just weren’t going to work out in the timeframe that were notified with. As far as we know, the Geopark Society knew months in advance that the advisors were coming in. We had a week’s notice, so that’s not really enough time to properly prepare a site.”Dr. Buckley said, however, that the chief reason for the denial was due to the museum restricting access to its scientifically-important fossil localities to paleontologists and students. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The curator of the Tumbler Ridge Museum and executive director of the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre has responded to several concerns raised by the Peace River Regional District Board at a meeting last week.At a meeting last Thursday, the PRRD Board voted in favour of a resolution from Director Rob Fraser for the Regional District to seek clarification from the Museum Foundation and the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Board about a meeting held on July 20th.Fraser, who was at that meeting as a representative of the PRRD, said he heard several things that caused him to become concerned. She added that the restriction had been put in place prior to the museum knowing about the visit.“These are people who we know work with very sensitive location data, and we know that they are bound by the same ethics and sense of responsibility when it comes to not disclosing that just because it’s a cool site and they want to take other people to it. This is a very, very sensitive location. It’s difficult to get to, but once you know where it is, it’s easy to find again. It’s also physically sensitive. The rock that the footprints are on is very unstable.”She explained that as a paleontologist, she wanted to ensure that as few members of the general public know the location of the site, due both to its rarity and also due to other fossil sites being vandalized in the past.“Every fossil footprint site that we’ve opened to the public has been vandalized or has had specimens stolen from it. So, this is a very real concern that we face when we make a decision to open a site to the general public.”last_img read more

The Utah Jazz Might Just Be For Real

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 22, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the Houston Rockets’ potential. Has James Harden all but locked up the MVP award this year? And is a Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Western Conference final inevitable? Next, the Utah Jazz are on an impressive tear, moving up in the playoff rankings despite a crowded field. The crew discusses the Jazz’s success and breaks down the unique challenges facing a small-market team. Plus, a significant digit on the Boston Celtics.Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Kyle wrote about the Houston Rockets this week, asking: Why can’t they be the Warriors?The Atlanta Hawks ended the Utah Jazz’s nine-game win streak on Tuesday.Significant Digit: 1-and-884, the record (per ESPN Stats and Info) for NBA teams who trailed by 5 or more points in the final 20 seconds of a game this season. The Boston Celtics are the only team to have won. They stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night by overcoming a 5-point deficit with 16.8 seconds to go. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

Catching up with Ohio State sports played over winter break

OSU sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) dribbles the ball during a game against Northern Illinois on Dec. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorWhile The Lantern and the Ohio State student body were taking a few weeks to unwind on winter break, several ongoing athletic programs were still in action.Since the last print issue of The Lantern on Dec. 8, six major OSU teams — football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey and wrestling — played through the new year. While most readers likely are well aware of the football team’s 44-28 Fiesta Bowl victory over Notre Dame on New Year’s Day, here are how the other five programs fared.Men’s basketballAfter a start to the season that could described anywhere from “dreadful” to “rocky,” the young OSU men’s basketball team finally started to find its identity until a devastating loss over the weekend left the team wondering how it will respond.When The Lantern paused publication for winter break on Dec. 8, the Buckeyes were 4-4, easily the worst start in coach Thad Matta’s tenure.But a win that evening over Air Force put OSU back over .500. Though a blowout loss at Connecticut followed, the Scarlet and Gray made an unpredictable run from that point.A win over Northern Illinois was expected, but the Buckeyes shocked the college basketball world with a 74-67 win over then-No. 4 Kentucky in Brooklyn, New York.Five more wins followed to extend their winning streak to seven games and improving their record to a respectable 11-5, leading some to believe if the team has gotten its act together as Big Ten play arrived.But an embarrassing 85-60 loss at Indiana on Sunday silenced most of those murmurs, at least for the time being. The Buckeyes were trounced by the Hoosiers from the get-go and trailed 48-18 at the half.While the team was enjoying its winning ways, one freshman exited the program while another entered.Guard Austin Grandstaff announced on Dec. 17 that he would be seeking a transfer, which was later revealed to be to Oklahoma. A day later, however, forward Mickey Mitchell was cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center to play following a month-and-a-half-long pause. Mitchell made his debut on Dec. 23 and has played in six games, averaging 2.5 rebounds per game.Matta’s squad is set to return to action on Wednesday against Rutgers. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.Women’s basketball The cold weather is finally arriving in Columbus, but the OSU women’s basketball team is on the opposite end of the spectrum, as it is currently on a major hot streak, just in time for Big Ten play to begin. Over the break, the Buckeyes played seven games and grabbed victories in all of them, including wins over Princeton, who went 31-1 last season, and then-No. 5 Maryland. The win over the Terrapins was OSU’s first over a top-five team since 2006. The latest victory came Sunday against Rutgers, which moved OSU’s record to 12-3, and a perfect 4-0 within the conference. OSU sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIn the latest version of the RPI rankings, which came out Monday, the Buckeyes moved up one spot to No. 5, largely thanks to the fact they have won 12 of their last 13 games. The Scarlet and Gray currently are fourth in the country in scoring offense, averaging 86.5 points a contest. That high-powered offense can be attributed to a barrage of reasons, but the play of sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell is certainly the most prevalent one. Building off her excellent freshman campaign, the preseason All-American is hitting her stride as of late. Mitchell is second in the country in scoring, registering 25 points per game, on 45.8 percent shooting from the floor. The 5-foot-8 Cincinnati native collected the National Player of the Week award for the second time this season on Jan. 4. The Buckeyes are set to hit the hardwood again Thursday on the road against Northwestern. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. Men’s ice hockey If the start of the OSU men’s basketball team’s season was bad, then there is likely a shortage of words fit for print to describe the men’s ice hockey team’s beginning to the 2015-16 campaign.The Buckeyes went into their break around the same time as the OSU campus, halting play for about three weeks on Dec. 5. At the time, their record was a paltry 3-11-0 after a pair of overtime losses at Minnesota.But when the Scarlet and Gray resumed action in the Florida College Classic in Estero, Florida, on Dec. 28, a new team appeared to be lacing up the skates and taking the ice.OSU freshman forward Freddy Gerard (15) during a game. Credit: Courtesy of Freddy GerardIn the first game of the four-team tournament, the Buckeyes shook off a 2-0 first-period deficit to score three unanswered goals and stun No. 4 Boston College 3-2. Freshman forward John Wiitala scored the game-winner in the third period, while junior goalie Christian Frey stopped 30 of 32 shots.The next day, the championship of the tournament pitted OSU against No. 9 Cornell. That game proved to be a laugher, as eight different Buckeyes scored and Frey recorded his first career shutout as the Buckeyes stomped over the Big Red 8-0.A 2-0 win over Wisconsin followed on Friday, followed by a 4-4 tie the next day, though the Badgers won the shootout.The Buckeyes are next set for a home-and-home series against Michigan, with the first game on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center, followed by a 5 p.m. Sunday matchup in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Women’s ice hockey The women’s ice hockey team had a similar schedule to its male opposite but with considerably less optimism emerging.OSU went into winter break with a pair of losses to Minnesota Duluth at home by scores of 4-2 and 5-2. That put the Buckeyes’ 2015 record at 6-12-0.The first game after break seemed encouraging, a 2-1 win over Penn State on Jan. 2. But a 3-2 loss to the Nittany Lions followed. And the next weekend, OSU was outscored by No. 3 Minnesota 12-1, including a 9-0 defeat on Sunday. Those two losses brought OSU’s season scoring margin against the Golden Gophers to 30-5 in four games.Sophomore defenseman Jessica Dunne made her season debut in the first game against Penn State, scoring the game-winning goal in the second period.The Buckeyes currently sit at just 7-15-0 on the season, and are set to return to the ice at home against St. Cloud State for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, at the OSU Ice Rink.Wrestling OSU then-freshman Kyle Snyder celebrates a victory last season.Credit: Lantern file photoThe defending national champions had four matches over winter break, going 2-2 in them, but the biggest story surrounding the squad was the news that Kyle Snyder will be rejoining the team beginning in February. Snyder was intending on using the 2015-16 season as an Olympic redshirt, but on New Year’s Day, coach Tom Ryan announced that the sophomore was altering those plans, instead competing collegiately while still training for the 2016 games in Rio De Janeiro. His debut is expected to arrive on Feb. 5 when OSU travels to State College, Pennsylvania, to wrestle against top-ranked Penn State. Snyder, who is also set to take to the mat in the Big Ten and NCAA championships, is slated to compete for the Buckeyes in the heavyweight division. In September, Snyder became the youngest person in U.S. history to capture the World freestyle championship. As a freshman, the Maryland native went 30-4 and was both a Big Ten and NCAA runner-up at 197 pounds. The Buckeyes (6-2) are currently ranked No. 6, but that position will likely be lower when the newest edition comes out, as their loss to Michigan on Jan. 9 is not yet factored in. Adding Snyder back into the equation is instrumental as OSU quests to hold onto its national title.OSU is set to continue its season on Sunday against Nebraska. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. at St. John Arena. read more

Napoli name strong squad for Liverpool trip

first_imgNapoli have named their squad for the Champions League trip to Liverpool, with the likes of Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches the notable absentees.The match slated to take place at Anfield on Tuesday at 20.00 GMT happens to be the decider for who goes through to the Round of 16.According to Football Italia, Raul Albiol who was left out of the team for Saturday’s 4-0 Serie A victory over Frosinone will make the trip and is expected to start at Anfield.Ghoulam is equally part of the travelling party after providing two assists for Arkadiusz Milik this weekend, his first appearance since rupturing his ACL in November 2017.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The only absentees for Ancelotti’s side are Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches, while Amin Younes is not on the UEFA list.Napoli squad for Liverpool: Ospina, Karnezis, Meret, Mario Rui, Maksimovic, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Luperto, Malcuit, Hysaj, Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz, Rog, Allan, Diawara, Hamsik, Mertens, Callejon, Milik, Insigne, OunasLiverpool warmed up for the clash with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth thanks to Salah’s hat-trick and Klopp is banking on their 12th man(the Anfield crowd) to roar them into the knockout stages.last_img read more

Dave Scotts World of Wonder Snow in Hawaii

first_img Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 23, 2019 Posted: March 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Dave Scott’s World of Wonder – Snow in Hawaii! 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dave Scott shows us the snow that falls in Hawaii in his World of Wonder KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

The Brandividual Problematic Neutrality and the Emerging Editorial Model

first_imgOpinionated reporting (which can certainly be read as a contradiction) is where these CCOs are placing their bets for the success of their editorial offerings. “We need to take editors, and figure out how to get them to operate them beyond [what can be] problematically neutral. We need to get them to be brandividuals, and able to leverage market knowledge,” says Longobardi.The dangers of identifying a solidified brand with fluctuating staff (talented editors are often poached for more lucrative opportunities, taking their list of followers with them) was not a pressing concern of the aforementioned CCOs. “You can’t put all your eggs in one basket; we try to have a network and a core brand handle, so we structure ownership of that. Staff has their own handle, though we encourage them to temporarily embed our brand in their handle. This leads to lots of retweeting. When someone leaves and goes to a semi-aligned content organization, they still often tweet our content,” says Longobardi. Gallant cites a complete narrative of a news story as a way to gain audience interest, “We take multiple slices on things we know how are coming: a pre- and post story. We ask, ‘How do we time things? How do we capture wave of interest around the event itself?’” A New Brand: The Journalist In the social scape, the content creators are being pushed to brand themselves along with the copy they produce. Berlind says, “We need our editors to be ‘brandividuals’. We market them as people you have a trusted relationship with. In this day and age of social media, with all the entities you connect to, the majority are people.”As brandividuals, b-to-b editors are expected to be as comfortable on camera as they are on a laptop, “We expect each of our editors to operate equally comfortable in text, video, audio and still realms. We have a few people who can really rise to that challenge, and there’s a bright future for them,” says Berlind.SourceMedia is also on board with the journalistic leap from undetected reporter to visible commentator. Longobardi says, “You have to decide what makes people want to comment. This matters if you are going to publish opinions, things that require a counterargument. We’ve been pushing boundaries in terms of opinion news. We increasingly invite and urge our editors and journalists to express a point of view.” The theme of this year’s American Business Media Executive Forum was paid content, and vets from every facet of the b-to-b industry were on hand to offer guidance and lessons from the field. Beyond the paywall debates, marketing services and analytics discussions was the business brands are built on: the content. David Berlind, UBM Techweb’s editor-in-chief/CCO, John Gallant, CCO with IDG Enterprise and SourceMedia EVP/CCO David Longobardi shared how they are encouraging and prepping editorial staff for the future.In the Forum’s keynote presentation, president of The Marketing Democracy Judy Franks reinforced the difference between social networks and social media. Social networks (Twitter, Facebook and the like) are the platforms for social media (a provocative article, cover treatment, etc. that inspires sharing among readers). According to Franks’ categorization, and CCO commentary, social media is what will aid b-to-b companies in the transition to the new content model.Replacing the rush to break news is getting that news picked up by a largely read source. While aggregators may have initially been seen as predators of original content publishers, this view is shifting. “The most important thing to do for editorial team is to get them is change quantity to quality of content,” says Longobardi. “It’s no longer just ‘I beat The Wall Street Journal’, it’s ‘Huffington Post linked to me’.”The oft-baffling task of garnering attention in the social network space can be broken down into a less daunting series of steps. Says Longobardi, “You tweet, use Facebook, then provide analysis. Ask smart questions first; this already garners a certain amount of attention.” last_img read more

Then and Now The Ambani family and their impressive transformation over the

first_imgPinterestThe journey of Mukesh Ambani and wife-Nita Ambani from being the biggest business persons in India to emerging as one of the biggest business giants across the globe is beyond doubt inspiring. Over the years, the fabulous duo has indeed come a long way and how! Working with the same determination and taking their legacy forward are their three incredible children – Akash Ambani, Anant Ambani and Isha Ambani. Instagram InstagramMukesh and Nita’s daughter – Isha Ambani is married to the Piramal scion – Anand Piramal. After tying the knot with the Piramal scion Anand, Isha Ambani moved out of her parents’ home Antilia and shifted to Gulita, another premium, princely property in Worli. Ajay and Swati Piramal gifted the building to their son Anand Piramal and daughter-in-law Isha Ambani, as their wedding present. The Piramals had won the bid for the building in 2012 and bought the property for a whopping Rs 450 crore. The house is a 50,000 square-foot mansion and has been made on diamond theme. It also has a room called the diamond room. Instagram InstagramAkash Ambani recently tied the knot with Shloka Mehta. Shloka Mehta is the youngest daughter of Russell Mehta and Director of Rosy Blue Foundation, one of the country’s leading diamond companies. She is also the co-founder of ConnectFor volunteer organization. InstagramAnant Ambani is rumoured to be in a relationship with Radhika Merchant. Radhika Merchant is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO and Vice Chairman of Encore Healthcare. Radhika has her graduate degree from the New York University, in Politics and Economics. After coming back to India, she worked as Sales Executive in 2017 at Isprava, a real estate firm known for building holiday homes for the princely and premium customers.It will be interesting to see how the coming generations take the legacy forward.last_img read more

EC to hold elections to 133 local bodies on 28 Dec

first_img.The Election Commission (EC) will hold elections to 133 local bodies — 125 union parishads (UPs), seven municipalities and an upazila parishad-on 28 December next, reports UNB.The EC on Sunday issued directives to its field-level officials to announce election schedules for the local bodies fixing December 28 for the balloting, joint secretary (in-charge) at the EC secretariat Farhad Ahammad Khan told reporters.Among the 133 bodies, four municipalities, 34 UPs and an upazila parishad will go to the regular polls following expiry of their respective tenures, while three municipalities and 91 UPs will see by-election as some posts of the bodies fell vacant for different reasons.As per the election schedules mentioned in the EC’s directives, the deadline for submission of nomination paper is 27 November while the dates for scrutiny of the nomination papers are 28 and 29 November and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 7 December.last_img read more

5 killed as militants attack Philippine tourist island Army

first_imgFive people including a Philippine police officer were killed Tuesday in clashes with 10 suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on the resort island of Bohol, authorities said.Five bodies have been recovered at the scene of the fighting, Philippine military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said on ABS-CBN television in Manila.At least one policeman was confirmed killed in the fight, national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Dionardo Carlos said in a statement.”Security forces reported that the armed group is well-armed with heavy-calibre weapons, but now cornered in an isolated section” of Bohol, Philippine military chief of staff General Eduardo Ano said in a statement.The incursion would be the first on the tourist island by the Abu Sayyaf, which has long engaged in kidnapping for ransom — often targeting foreigners.The group, also blamed for deadly bombings, has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State movement that holds large swathes of Iraq and Syria.The gunmen sailed into the Bohol town of Inabanga on Monday, going upriver toward a remote section of the island aboard three fast boats, Inabanga police officer Edwin Melicor told AFP by telephone.A clash broke out as police went to investigate early Tuesday, Melicor added.last_img read more

Spread awareness on dengue get awarded KMC to Puja organisers

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken a unique step to give awards to the Durga Puja committees that will spread awareness campaign against dengue.The award will be called “Swastha Bandhab Sarad Samman 2018”.Atin Ghosh, Member Mayor-in-Council (health) held a meeting with Puja committee organisers on Tuesday afternoon and discussed in detail the anti-dengue campaign. The committees will conduct house-to-house campaigns on October 4 and 5 and on October 7 they will organise camps as part of the campaign. The committees will have to submit photographs and video clippings to the KMC. The latter will supply the publicity materials free of cost. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe city will be divided into eight zones, each comprising two boroughs. The Puja committees will have to ensure that the premises are clean and there is no accumulation of water. From every borough, five Puja committees will be recommended for final selection. Three Puja committees from every zone, i.e. 24 of them, will get “best three” award. Apart from this, three Puja committees from each zone will get “Mayor’s choice”. The “best three” Pujas will get Rs 30,000 cash award while the committees that will get “Mayor’s best” will get Rs 5000 cash award. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe awards will be given on October 11 and on the day of Panchami. The Puja committees will have to apply between September 18 and 24. The campaign materials will have to be collected from the ward health office between September 28 and October 1 from 10 am to 1 pm.Massive campaigns have been carried out against dengue throughout the state.Ghosh said that the Puja committees are directly connected with the households as a result of which, the KMC decided to use them to carry out the campaign.last_img read more

Dealing With Internal Security Threats

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 6, 2003 Q: How easily could a nontechnical internal employee hack my company’s network?A: With all the recent press regarding the sharp rise in Internet-based external threats, is it any wonder that internal threats continue to be overlooked? Many companies today continue to focus the majority of their budgets and effort on “external” penetration and denial of service (DOS) risks. Regardless of the source, you will consistently find that internal security breaches continue to lead to external breaches by a significant majority. In fact, the risk of internal attacks is very likely to rise in the coming year due to the growth, sophistication and ease of use of hacking tools available online.For years, security professionals have commonly communicated the vulnerabilities of operating systems and network services–such as Web, e-mail, ftp and telnet–to the public in many forms. In order for would-be hackers or disgruntled employees to take advantage of these published vulnerabilities, they’d have to create application code or scripts after studying the notes of a select group of experts who originally discovered and documented the vulnerability. Taking advantage of these security holes would require a level of knowledge beyond that of many common IT administrators and the majority of nontechnical individuals. Hence, the most common threats from nontechnical internal employees have mostly been limited to a matter of improperly managed permissions, weak authentication and other administrative-level issues.Over the past year, the number of precoded exploit applications has been on the rise. The more sophisticated hackers are now writing and publishing applications that nontechnical individuals can use on UNIX or Windows PCs. These exploit applications can scan internal networks for vulnerable servers and then perform a specific exploit against the selected target.The most common type of attack used by these new applications is DOS attacks that crash production servers with little or no way to track the source of the problem. Crashing a server is a significant issue since it not only affects productivity, but can also corrupt data, causing integrity issues. The need is apparent for constant attention to security patches and fixes as well as internal auditing and/or intrusion detection systems.Internal auditing is one critical aspect of a security plan that can reduce the risk associated with these new attack tools. However, many internal-auditing projects, if they are being done at all, focus on high-level policy issues like weak passwords, directory and file permissions, and disaster-recovery procedures. Often, it is only the external audits that commonly test for the actual operating system and network service vulnerabilities being exploited by this new age of hacking tools. It is vital that the IT managers evaluating security-auditing vendors be sure that internal-auditing vendors provide a comprehensive analysis of the operating system and application vulnerabilities. Without this analysis, these new risks to business continuance and data integrity may go undetected until they directly affect the bottom line.Many managers assume that nontechnical employees do not pose a significant risk to business continuance from an information security standpoint. Unfortunately, because of the easy access to more sophisticated exploit tools, that assumption is costing business today in terms of service outages and lost revenue. Know your risks and remediation requirements by performing an internal audit before your company becomes the next victim.Michael Bruck is the founding partner of BAI Security, an 8-year-old information security consulting firm. Bruck leads his security team with a successful 16-year background in IT management and senior engineering positions. He is also the developer and author of best practices that are becoming standards in the information security consulting business. He can be reached via www.baisecurity.netor by e-mail at mbruck@baisecurity.net.The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, not of Entrepreneur.com. All answers are intended to be general in nature, without regard to specific geographical areas or circumstances, and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Crystal River Cruises welcomes the new Crystal Ravel to its fleet

first_imgCrystal River Cruises welcomes the new Crystal Ravel to its fleet Monday, April 16, 2018 Tags: Crystal Cruises Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share Travelweek Group MIAMI — Crystal River Cruises has accepted the ‘keys’ to Crystal Ravel, its fifth luxury vessel set to embark on its maiden voyage next month.The handover ceremony took place earlier this month at MV WERFTEN shipyard, and was attended by Crystal president and CEO Tom Wolber, executives from Crstyal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong (GHK), as well as the ambassador of Malaysia, Sarah Nava Rani Al Bakri Devadason.“We are thrilled to welcome Crystal Ravel to the fleet, which will further expand the many choices our guests have for experiencing luxury on the rivers of Europe,” said Wolber. “Since launching Crystal River Cruises two years ago, our ships and their dedicated staff and crew have consistently raised the bar of excellence in the industry.”Crystal Ravel joins Crystal River Cruises approximately one month after its sister ship, Crystal Debussy, was received by the company at the same shipyard. Crystal Debussy embarked on its maiden voyage on April 9 from Amsterdam.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongCrystal ravel sets sail on May 10 from Basel to Vienna, and will embark on itineraries along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers to towns and cities in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia. Like its newly built sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Debussy, the 106-guest Crystal Ravel offers butler service in every room category, king-sized beds, Panoramic Balcony-Windows, walk-in closets and dual vanity in the bathrooms in most categories.Other highlights include farm-to-table cuisine in open-seating eateries, over 200 inclusive shore-side adventures, as well as inclusive Signature Events that are offered on each river itinerary.last_img read more

Macomb County legislators vote to boost funding for urgent road repairs

first_img Categories: Hornberger News Macomb County would receive an estimated additional $4.48 million – and its cities and villages would receive money on top of that  – as part of a new plan to quickly boost road repairs across Michigan.The money is included in a $175 million bill approved by the state House today with the support of Republican Reps. Diana Farrington of Utica, Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township, Peter Lucido of Shelby Township, Steve Marino of Harrison Township and Jeff Yaroch of Richmond.Money will be used this year under the House plan, which won unanimous bipartisan support.“Driving to work, to school, to the grocery store – dodging potholes is part of the daily commute in Michigan, and people are tired of it,” Hornberger said.Farrington said: “There’s an opportunity to provide additional help to our road preservation and construction efforts, and we must seize it.”The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment.“The money for additional road repairs is there right now. We aren’t raiding another part of the budget or raising anyone’s taxes to accomplish this,” Marino said.Lucido said: “It’s a no-brainer. All of us are sick of driving on these roads. I’m white-knuckling it to make sure I don’t drive into a crater every time I drive from Macomb to Lansing.”Yaroch noted the additional funds will support the entire region.“Under this funding formula all road agencies will receive more road money,” Yaroch said. “This will help address road issues sooner rather than later.”In addition to state projects, the bill includes money for county, city and village roads throughout Michigan. In addition to the estimated $4.48 million for Macomb County’s road commission, some estimates of funding for local governments include Armada ($11,507), Center Line ($49,111), Eastpointe ($202,693), Fraser ($83,347), Memphis ($9,007), Mount Clemens ($102,595), New Baltimore ($70,131), New Haven ($28,887) Richmond ($34,969), Romeo ($20,614), Roseville ($313,027), St. Clair Shores ($377,851), Sterling Heights ($810,885), Utica ($29,299) and Warren ($924,337).The money included in the bill approved today comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects across the state.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.### 21Feb Macomb County legislators vote to boost funding for urgent road repairslast_img read more

Netflix has ordered Queen Sono a drama about a se

first_imgNetflix has ordered Queen Sono, a drama about a secret agent, as its first African original series.The news was confirmed by South African talent and Quantico star Pearl Thusi, who tweeted about the series for the first time today.She said: “#QueenSono – Africa’s first Netflix original! A thrilling story about a kickass female spy. Can’t wait for you guys to see what we have in store for you!”The series, which launches globally in 2019, was created by Kagiso Lediga and will be executive produced by Tamsin Andersson.Thusi’s announcement arrives days after Netflix’s VP of international originals Erik Barmack confirmed that the company will be commissioning original series in Africa across 2019 at Content London.Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos further affirmed that international originals will be a main area of content spend in 2019, during the UBS Media Conference last week.So far, the company already has 70 original local shows ready to appear on the platform in the new year.last_img read more

In an interview with Real Money Radio Dan Steinha

first_imgIn an interview with Real Money Radio, Dan Steinhart highlights the bait-and-switch nature of the myRA account that President Obama introduced in his State of the Union speech, and explains what he and other financial analysts think is behind the move. Every time a government gets involved in something, it distorts the market in some way… and usually not to its citizens’ benefit. But there are ways to identify these distortions in advance—and turn them to your advantage. The Casey Report is laser-focused on doing precisely that: making a trend your friend, and helping you protect your wealth from predatory governments. Give it a completely risk-free 90-day test drive right now.last_img read more

Updated at 506 pm ETThe White House convened a

first_imgUpdated at 5:06 p.m. ETThe White House convened a summit on the opioid epidemic Thursday, where first lady Melania Trump said she is proud of the what the administration has already accomplished on the issue, but that “we all know there is much work still to be done.”Although he had not been expected to participate, President Trump briefly joined the event.After introducing a personal friend who lost a son to drugs, the president addressed his administration’s plans for battling the opioid epidemic. “The administration is going to be rolling out policy over the next three weeks, and it will be very, very strong,” Trump said. I’ve also spoken with [Attorney General] Jeff [Sessions] about bringing a lawsuit against some of these opioid companies.”Since President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency last October, advocates and members of Congress have complained they haven’t seen much action and have struggled to get information about what the administration has been doing.White House officials insist the administration has been hard at work, and that’s what Thursday’s opioid summit was all about. It featured Cabinet members, along with Mrs. Trump and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.The summit was intended to “highlight the progress the Administration has made to combat drug demand and the opioid crisis,” a White House official said in a statement.In 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, opioid-related overdoses killed more than 42,000 Americans. That’s an average of 115 deaths every day.Last November, the president’s commission on opioids released a lengthy set of recommendations, and most remain a work in progress or unaddressed altogether.Several advocates NPR contacted ahead of the summit said they hadn’t seen as much action as they had hoped, especially in the area of making quality, scientifically sound treatment options more readily available.In recent weeks there has been some movement, with a congressional budget agreement pledging to add several billion dollars to combat the crisis and the Department of Justice announcing it would work with states that are suing drug manufacturers.Still, the advocates said that is far short of what they had hoped when Trump declared an emergency, and they said they were interested to see what new information they could learn from the White House summit.Panels planned for Thursday’s event included a discussion of prevention, treatment and recovery with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson. A discussion of law enforcement and drug interdiction efforts with Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions was also planned.Also on the agenda: a question-and-answer session with Jim Carroll, the recently named acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. President Trump has also nominated Carroll to permanently hold the position of “drug czar.” Trump’s first nominee was forced to withdraw. Carroll is a lawyer who has extensive government and private sector experience but hasn’t done any work in the public health arena.Other administration officials were expected to attend as well as about 200 advocates and others directly connected to the opioid crisis. There were some well-known names among them, including former congresswoman Mary Bono, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who was a member of the president’s opioid commission, the first lady of North Dakota Kathryn Helgaas Burgum who is herself recovering from opioid addiction and former Fox News personality Eric Bolling whose son died of an opioid overdose.”It’s a problem that’s growing,” the president also said while speaking to those at the summit Thursday. “And drugs are a similar but different problem,” Trump also said, “in the sense that we have pushers and we have drug dealers that don’t — I mean, they kill hundreds and hundreds of people, and most of them don’t even go to jail.””Some countries have a very, very tough penalty — the ultimate penalty [for drug dealers],” Trump also said. “And, by the way, they have much less of a drug problem than we do. So we’re going to have to be very strong on penalties.”Speaking before to NPR before the start of the event, the nation’s top doctor said he was a mission to raise awareness about the epidemic. “We want America to understand this is a problem,” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said in an interview that aired Thursday on Morning Edition. “The majority of the public does not see the opioid epidemic as rising to the level of an emergency, so it’s important that we continue to say at the highest levels, this is a problem in all communities and it’s getting worse.”But he added he also wants Americans to have hope. “The administration has prioritized the issue and is implementing strategies around saving lives, lowering demand and lowering supply,” said Adams. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more