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first_imgLasith MalingaPakistan pace legends Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are relieved. When Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who demolished Kenya with a career best 6-38, said he had learnt his skills by watching the duo’s devastating armoury of yorkers, Akram and Younis were happy thanking their stars. Imagine if he said something like this after doing to Pakistan what he did to Kenya. Fortunately, Malinga did not play against Pakistan.last_img

CIC slams ministry for not providing roster of sporting events

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 21(PTI) The Central Information Commission has slammed the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Sports Authority of India for not providing annual schedule of sporting events and directed them to proactively put it up on their websites.Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said such a “proactive disclosure” was mandatory under the Right to Information Act.The commission also directed the ministry and the SAI to update their official websites with the roster and schedules “to avoid the sports lovers from filing RTI requests for such routine information and report compliance to this commission before September 15″.”If the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports says that it does not know what is the schedule or roster of sports of the year in the nation, there is nothing more embarrassing than this,” Acharyulu said.He said the ministry is expected to have at least the schedule of various sporting events for the year.”Whether the ministry wants the sports lovers to file an RTI to know the sports calendar?” he quipped.The order came on a plea of Deepak Sandhu who had sought certified copies of roster of various sporting events, that come under the ministry, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and their subordinate authorities, conducted in a year.He had also sought sports calendar for 2015-16.Having failed to get any information, Sandhu approached the commission.”At least the Sports Authority of India should have supplied this information. It was the duty of the CPIO of the ministry to collect the schedule and keep it as part of its record and supplied the same to the applicant,” Acharyulu said. PTI ABS SMNadvertisementlast_img read more

Explain why BCCI should not be under RTI Act: CIC

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 12 (PTI) Why should cricket controlling body of the country, the BCCI, be not answerable under the RTI Act in light of various judicial orders and a recent law commission report, the Central Information Commission has directed the sports body and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to explain.”It is the responsibility of the CIC to put an end to this prolonging uncertainty which makes the BCCI non-transparent and unaccountable without any moral backing and legal reasoning,” Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said.The matter came before him as Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports did not give a satisfactory response to an RTI applicant, Geeta Rani, who had sought to know the provisions and guidelines under which the BCCI has been representing India and selecting players for the country.The applicant also asked whether the players selected by BCCI are playing for India or for the association, how can a private association represent the country internationally, what is the benefit of the government in giving rights and authority to BCCI to represent the country in international tournaments among others, through the 12-pointer RTI application.The ministry claimed it has no information available and since BCCI has not been declared as public authority under the RTI Act, hence the RTI application could not be transferred to the BCCI.Under secretary in the ministry Arun Kumar Singh submitted during the hearing that the law commission calling BCCI as public authority is still under examination.After perusing records presented by the ministry, Acharyulu said it becomes important to hear whether the BCCI is answerable under the RTI Act.advertisement”Her question whether it is ‘a Team India’ or ‘Team BCCI’, raises an issue of exclusive authorisation of the BCCI to select team for India. In fact, this exclusiveness of authorisation created a monopoly in favour of federal body of sports for cricket called the BCCI and because of which all its wealth is created,” he said.Acharyulu said the Supreme Court and other high courts have expressed several times that the BCCI performs a public function and it is straight away related to public activity because of which the BCCI should be accountable to public in general and in public interest.”There have been several doubts raised by Ministry of Law and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, even after the recommendation of the law commission as to whether the BCCI do come under the purview of RTI Act,” he said.The commission thinks in public interest, in the interest of fair cricket and for fair process of selection of Indian cricket team members, the BCCI should be made transparent, accountable and answerable under the Right to Information Act, 2005, he said.”The commission directs the CPIO/authorised representative of the BCCI to explain why the commission should not declare the BCCI as public authority in view of various judicial pronouncements and the law commission’s recommendation in its 275th report,” he directed.Acharyulu also directed the sports ministry to provide its explanation on the issue. PTI ABS ABS ABHABHlast_img read more

Joseph’s New Album, ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not,’ is a Really Big One

first_imgPortland, Oregon trio Joseph, comprised of three sisters (Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner) who grew up in the state, released its sophomore album, I’m Alone, No You’re Not, on August 26, 2016. The three sing together on the record, backed by artfully produced pop. The Closners’ voices fit together so naturally that it sounds like the three have been singing together since childhood, though they only began in earnest after the 2014 release of Joseph’s (then Dearborn) debut album, Native Dreamer Kin.In fact, the band went through a wholesale overhaul between Native Dreamer Kin and I’m Alone, No You’re Not. Younger sisters Allison and Meegan took on larger roles. The two had originally focused on backing vocals, but now they sing together with Natalie. They have also begun to take a larger part in writing the music. The sisters refer to “Honest” as the album’s keystone. As Natalie explains, “We were trying really hard to write a song, but nothing was coming. One night, Meegan was working on some lyrics and getting frustrated, so she wrote in the margin of the page, ‘I can’t say a true thing. It’s hard to be that honest.’ Immediately after that, her most honest sentence spilled out—‘There’s always two thoughts, one after the other: I’m alone. No, you’re not.’ And she thought, ‘Oh, there’s the song.’” There is an elegance in the story’s simplicity, and the song matches it with its straightforward and honest refrain.Single “White Flag” is another standout track with an interesting backstory. The song was inspired by, to quote the band’s press release, “an article predicting a massive earthquake for the Pacific Northwest.” (The press release does not name the article, but for the curious, my money is on Kathryn Schulz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Really Big One.”) What makes that background interesting, however, is that the three women took the fear the article created and transformed it into something beautiful. Natalie, again from the press release, explains, “It became clear we had two options: be scared and cowering, backing away from the world into paralysis, or keep moving and live…. Find better ways to love the people in our lives instead of huddling together like frightened sheep thinking about earthquakes.”I’m Alone, No You’re Not finds Joseph reaching into personal depths to incorporate a staggering amount of emotional honesty into the band’s music. The record is a triumph as both a personal expression and a listening experience.Joseph’s I’m Alone, No You’re Not is out now via ATO Records and available through Amazon, ATO’s online store, and iTunes. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Editors’ Recommendations The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date 7 of the Best Drink References in Music last_img read more

Feds say reinstating Michel Band not possible under Indian Act

first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsThe federal government says it can’t reinstate the Michel First Nation in Alberta Treaty Six territory — because the Indian Act doesn’t have any provisions allowing it to do so.In a statement to APTN News following recent coverage of community’s ongoing efforts to have the band reinstated, s spokesperson for Indigenous Services Canada said that the band “voluntarily enfranchised in 1958, and reserve lands and assets were distributed to its enfranchised members.“There is no provision in the Indian Act specifically for band reinstatement; a new band must be created.”In 1985 amendments to the Indian Act led to the reinstatement of Indian Status to around 750 Michel Band members.Many have been fighting ever since to have their community and reserve lands returned.Brandy Callihoo of the group Descendants of Michel First Nation Association says the creation of a new band would allow the feds to negate responsibilities stemming from historic injustices.“It’s a big deal because they need to make amends for the past,” she said. “I think by creating a new band they are trying to bypass all the wrongs that they did to our nation. They don’t want to deal with those because there’s many.”Rosalind Callihoo is with the Michel Band Unity Group, which represents Michel’s treaty descendants, both status and non-status.She’s also skeptical of having a new band created.“We should have recognition under the Indian Act. If we have a new band, we have no claims that we can bring forward,” she said.Last holdout on Michel First Nation hopes community is reinstated, sooner rather than laterBoth women say they will continue to fight to have the band reinstated.“I would like for them to bring us to the table and have a conversation with us,” says Brandy. “Rather than making decisions without us.“This is our future and we have the right to know what is going on firsthand.”The government says it’s reviewing the case and has no further comment at the time.cstewart@aptn.calast_img read more

Colombo Gazette signs deal to share content on MENAFN

Colombo Gazette, a news, leisure and entertainment website in Sri Lanka has signed deal to share content on MENAFN, the leading provider of online and wireless financial content and financial technology platforms to leading institutions and consumers around the Arab world.MENAFN will reproduce content from Colombo Gazette thus taking Colombo Gazette content to a wider international audience. MENAFN’s e-Newsletter is a weekly e-Newsletter that reaches 55,000 subscribers. It summarizes major business news and events, market data and research for the Middle East region and the globe. MENAFN services include a wireless SMS-based platform that MENAFN operates with leading GSM operators in the Arab world including Fastlink, Batelco and LibanCell. MENAFN Mobile provides consumers with real-time financial data feeds in both Arabic and English.The site [www.menafn.com] offers regional and global business content in both Arabic and English. It attracts over 340,000 highly targeted visitors on a regular basis. MENAFN’s content providers exceed 180. MENAFN portal is a credible and reliable reference for thousands of senior executives from key organizations. MENAFN was founded in June 2000 by a team of serial entrepreneurs with successful track records in the region. The company is a Delaware-based corporation with a wholly owned subsidiary in Amman, Jordan and a fully paid-up capital of $2 million. Since its launch in 2012, Colombo Gazette has fast gained popularity and has been recognized as one of the leading information websites in Sri Lanka. read more

In Uganda UN chief meets with South Sudanese refugees urges world to

“In a world where so many people are selfishly closing their doors, closing their borders, not allowing refugees to come, this example deserves praise [and] admiration from the whole international community,” Mr. Guterres told reporters at the Imvepi Refugee Reception Centre in the Arua district of northern Uganda. Imvepi is the first stop for many South Sudanese refugees once they cross the border into Uganda. The camp, which opened in February this year, is already filling up; hosting some 120,000 refugees, mostly women and children, fleeing violence and instability in the neighbouring country. In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled – from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million – making the East African country host to the world’s fastest growing refugee emergency. The UN chief pointed out that tomorrow, the international community would have the opportunity to express its solidarity, “responding to our appeal for massive financial support, both for humanitarian aid for the refugees, but also for the investments necessary for the education system, the health system, the infrastructure, the [local] environment, to be able to cope with this enormous challenge.” Mr. Guterres was referring to the ‘Solidarity Summit,’ which opened today in the Ugandan capital, Kamapla, and is expected to wrap up tomorrow. Co-hosted by Uganda and the UN, the event aims to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. VIDEO: Meeting with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s Imvepi camp, UN chief António Guterres commends the generosity of the Ugandan Government and its people, and calls for an end to the conflict in South Sudan. “At the same time, I cannot forget that twelve years ago I was here, in June, in this same place. I was [marking] World Refugee Day with South Sudanese refugees that were singing with joy because they were going back home soon,” said Mr. Guterres, who is the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He said he had later accompanied many of them across the border with the hope that the their new country would live in peace. Unfortunately, that had not been the case. South Sudan’s leaders “do not deserve the people of their country,” said the Secretary-General, stressing that the South Sudanese people have been suffering enormously [in an] endless war.” “It is time for the war to end. It is time for all the leaders of South Sudan to understand that they need to stop this war,” he said, expressing gratitude for the efforts made by the Heads of State of the region, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union and by the UN to help create the conditions for peace to be re-established. Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to media in the Imvepi refugee camp in Uganda. UN Photo/Mark Garten The ‘Solidarity Summit,’ in the Ugandan capital of Kamapla aims to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes. UN Photo/Mark Garten Mr. Guterres and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, serve food at the Imvepi Camp reception area for the newly arrived refugees. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › “Peace in South Sudan is a must for these people to be able to have a future,” said the Secretary-General. Secretary-General António Guterres and Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, speak with host community representatives on issues relating to the refugee situation. UN Photo/Mark Garten UN chief meets South Sudan refugees in the camp who are awaiting relocation. UN Photo/Mark Garten “Peace in South Sudan is a must for these people to be able to have a future,” said the Secretary-General. UN Photo/Mark Garten read more

More very stong criticism of Australias new federal super tax on resources

first_imgThe new resource super profit tax (RSPT) is “gobsmacking” and slams an industry already punching above its weight in its contribution to the success of the Australian economy as a whole, according to a South Australian mining leader. Addressing the second day in Adelaide today of the Paydirt 2010 South Australian Resources and Investment Conference, SA Chamber of Mines and Energy President, John Roberts, said it was numbing to have such a proposed tax imposed on the industry at a time when it was one of the few sectors generating real growth. “Very clearly there are a number of issues in the Federal Government’s tax initiatives announced last Sunday that require substantive clarification and no doubt negotiation.” See also yesterday’s longer post on this subject.“Our industry Australia wide comprised 8% of the country’s total economy last year but contributed 18% to the total income tax bucket,” he said. “More concernedly, Australian Taxation office records show that the resources sector pays 13% more as a collective industry than any other sector. It is an industry whose health is essential to the well being and lifestyle of Australia and it is gobsmacking so see the imposition of such a tax at this time.”Roberts said many explorers and miners would struggle to understand why other sectors which had fared much better in the Federal Government’s tax package but did little more than “move money around without creating anything” were not equally taxed. “This is not a super profits tax, but a tax on the very first dollar of profit – taxed at the super profits rate of 40% plus state taxes plus income tax,” he said.“Few outside Australia’s mining industry realise just how difficult an industry it is,” Mr Roberts said. “We have to spend millions in high risk money and even though well supported in this State by the South Australian Government, nevertheless the real money that goes towards finding economic deposits has to come from shareholders at the very front end of exploration. Many of these shareholder investment monies have already been taxed so they are ‘heavy dollars’ already.“Mining is not a case of drilling one hole and the money pours out. Even one successful hole has to be followed by extensive permitting, and battles against the weather, ground conditions and variable metallurgical recovery rates – factors that make this industry so different to almost any other business sector. In addition, mineral commodities have the added difficulty of being difficult to find in the first place so that by the time a mine is commissioned, margins can be extremely tight.”Rio Tinto has also warned the new resources tax could erode Australia’s competitiveness, severely curtail investment and limit jobs growth. Rio Tinto Managing Director Australia David Peever said the final design and implementation of the additional resources tax was crucial to ensuring unintended consequences didn’t filter through to other sectors of the national economy. “We are concerned about the inclusion of existing operations and the apparently arbitrary way the new resources tax was set at 40%. Taxing 40% of profits over the long-term bond rate, together with corporation tax, would make the Australian minerals sector the highest taxed in the world, seriously eroding competitiveness,” he said.And just as importantly, altering the rules for existing multi-billion dollar projects in mid stream – after large amounts of capital have already been put at risk over many years – would be the worst possible message Australia could send to investors. Peever rejected suggestions that the Australian community was not extracting a fair return from the growth in the mining sector, noting the industry already pays more tax than other parts of the economy. “All Australians benefit from a strong mining sector. In the same way all Australians are affected by measures that hurt the mining sector. Australia was saved from the worst of the GFC by the strength of the resources sector, but the same industry is now being portrayed by the Government as not paying its way.“Periods of high commodity prices also give the industry the capacity to invest through the cycle and to return value to ordinary shareholders. Across commodity price cycles, Rio Tinto has maintained its strong record of investment in Australia for more than a generation, expanding its business and creating wealth for shareholders and the broader Australian community. Rio Tinto, like other mining companies, continues to deliver a wide range of local and regional community benefits that are not recognised in the basic taxation statistics. Investments in local infrastructure and agreements made with indigenous communities, for example, are provided on top of mining royalties and company taxes.”Rio Tinto will continue to keep its shareholders and customers informed about issues of concern regarding particular aspects of the Governments tax proposals, Peever said. “Rio Tinto is not opposed to tax reform. We support genuine tax reform that protects against sovereign risk, improves the competitiveness of the resources sector as an investment destination and promotes economic growth,” he said. “We will comprehensively analyse the potential impact on our business of all of the Government’s proposals and want to play a proactive, constructive role in the consultation process outlined by the Government.”last_img read more

For pregnant women there are 85 different types of headache

first_imgMost headaches are benign, for example migraine or tension headaches, but some headache types can be more serious and an indication that something is seriously wrong. It is vital that both GPs and obstetricians are aware of the signs and symptoms associated with these conditions and know when to seek advice from a specialist.The review also points out that imaging of the brain should never be withheld because a woman is pregnant and seeks to reassure women that such imaging is safe.Read: Pregnant women significantly more likely to be involved in a serious car crash – study >Opinion: Giving birth at home – a piece of cake? > OBSTETRICIANS ARE ADVISING pregnant woman that although the vast majority of headaches are benign, pregnancy can lead to an increase risk of more worrying conditions.A new review published by The Obstetrician and Gynecologist medical journal looks at the common causes for headaches during pregnancy and the appropriate care women should receive.There are  85 different types of headaches and the research has found that 90 per cent of headaches in pregnancy are migraine or tension-type headaches. But some are an indication of underlying health condition, with the article adding that women should be conscious of this.Migraines are generally more common in women but the review states that the frequency and severity of common migraines actually reduces during pregnancy.The review found, however, that women who do experience migraines have a more than two-fold increased risk of pre-eclampsia than those who do not. The condition causes high-blood pressure in the second half of pregnancy and can lead to serious illness or even death.Another headache condition associated with pregnancy is the a build up of pressure known as high pressure known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The Obstetrician and Gynecologist outlines how this condition is actually quite rare.“Headaches are common in life and in pregnancy,” says co-author of the review Kirsty Revell of the Princess Anne Hospital in Southhampton.last_img read more

Sheriffs Office investigating 3 goats killed in yard

first_imgJR Robertson’s animals are known around Vancouver’s Truman neighborhood. The 63-year-old lives on a 1-acre plot near state Highway 500 and Falk Road, and he said that a steady flow of pedestrians, bicyclists and children have been known to pay a visit to see his mules, goats, rabbits and turkeys. So Robertson was upset on Monday morning when he woke up and found his three goats dead. “My first thought was that they’d been poisoned,” he said. Robertson had been out of town for about four days and left his animals in the care of a woman who regularly assumes the duties when he’s gone. He talked to the woman, who said the goats were alive when she fed them at about 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Robertson investigated more closely and he found bullet holes in the goats’ heads. Seven-year-old Minnie, 5-year-old Coco and 3-year-old Ginger were Robertson’s only goats and they had been shot and killed. “This is pretty serious stuff,” he said. “I’m kind of pissed. Someone got away with something here that they shouldn’t have.”last_img read more

Pellegrini delighted with the rejuvenated Snodgrass

first_imgWest Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini is very pleased with how Robert Snodgrass has turned around his fortunes at the clubThe 31-year-old midfielder arrived at West Ham in 2017 from Hull City but struggled to make an impact.After spending last season on loan at English Championship side Aston Villa, Snodgrass returned in the summer upon Pellegrini’s appointment as manager.The Chilean then advised Snodgrass to lose weight and he has since been left impressed by what he’s seen.The Scotsman has since started eight of West Ham’s opening 14 Premier League fixtures with a further five substitute appearances.“I spoke with Snodgrass at the beginning of the season,” Pellegrini told reporters on the club website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It depended on what he wanted and I gave him some demands about his work. He’s a great professional player who has the desire to be here.”Another player capturing interest is summer arrival Felipe Anderson from Lazio, who has scored four goals in his last four outings.“I think Felipe is improving,” added Pellegrini.“He played a very good game and he knows more about what he should be doing and not doing. He is improving every game.West Ham will face Cardiff City tonight at the London Stadium with kick-off set for 20:45 (CET).last_img read more

Allegri views Man Utd game as a perfect opportunity for Juventus

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri reckons that victory tonight at Manchester United could prove to be key following a slow start back from the international breakThe Old Lady’s 100% winning record to the new Serie A season came to an end on Saturday, where they were held to a 1-1 home draw with Genoa.But Juventus have the opportunity to retain their winning start in the Champions League tonight, where they will take on United at Old Trafford for the first time since 2003 in a competitive fixture.“We haven’t got this month off to the best of starts but tomorrow’s game is like a crossroads for us. If we win, we’ll have one foot in the knockout stage,” Allegri told reporters on the club website.“It’s going to be very tricky though, so we must be on our game technically.”The likes of Alexis Sanchez along with six others have been ruled out for United in their group game with Juventus.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Although Allegri expects United counterpart Jose Mourinho to provide his side with a stern challenge anyway.“It will be a physical match and we must be highly focused. We’ll need to keep hold of the ball and use it well if we want to limit one of our opponents’ biggest threats, which are high balls,” said Allegri.“Man United are a tough outfit with a very experienced coach.“We must be in the game at all times, for the whole 100 minutes. We have to remember not only our own match against Genoa but also the match between United and Chelsea, who equalised deep into stoppage time.”Juventus will be without Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic along with German midfielders Emre Can and Sami Khedira.The Serie A giants lead Group H by two points after wins over Valencia and Young Boys.last_img read more

Callum Wilson longs for England success

first_imgFormer England U-21 international Callum Wilson insists he’s confident about shining for the senior national team ahead of his potential debut on Thursday night.The Bournemouth striker was called up to Gareth Southgate’s latest squad after his impressive goalscoring run his club and could feature when the United States men’s national team come to Wembley.“He gave me an opportunity at that level, a lot has happened since then and I think as you get older you appreciate more getting recognition for England,” Wilson said, according to Sports Mole.“When I was younger, got called up for the Under-21s, a lot of players in that squad were playing in the Premier League and I was in the Championship at the time.”Eddie Howe pleased with attacking poise, but feels Wilson was too honest Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 A.F.C Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe felt as though his striker Callum Wilson was too honest against Manchester City and may have won a penalty,…“You felt like you’re here and they are there sort of thing.”“I suppose I didn’t appreciate it, I didn’t feel like I was meant to be there then whereas now I think my performances in the Premier League have shown that I am able to be here.”The former Coventry City striker also revealed the commitment it took to get from recovering from two long-term injuries to the brink of representing his country.“I actually missed the birth of my second child being out (of the country) doing rehab, so that’s the sort of sacrifices I made to get to this point,” Wilson said.last_img read more

Prayer breakfast keynoter called antiMuslim bigot

first_imgRetired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin Controversial keynote will speak at prayer breakfastThe retired Pentagon official scheduled to keynote Friday’s 13th annual Clark County Mayors’ & Civic Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast is an “anti-Muslim bigot,” according to Washington state Muslims. They are urging organizers to drop him from the event.Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin is set to speak at the breakfast, which begins at 7 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Hundreds of local religious leaders, elected officials and others always turn out for the event, which is organized and paid for privately. Numerous well-known corporate and civic names have sponsored the breakfast in the past, from Big Al’s Bowling to McDonald’s to Riverview Community Bank and the Clark County YMCA. This year’s host, which rotates among county mayors, is Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt.Boykin, formerly the deputy undersecretary of defense intelligence at the Pentagon, is now executive vice president of the conservative Family Research Council and the founder and president of Kingdom Warriors, a nonprofit ministry “that encourages Christians to be bold in their faith,” according to a statement publicizing the event.Boldness doesn’t appear to be a problem for Boykin, who’s been generating controversy for well over a decade. According to The New York Times, Boykin was a senior Pentagon official when he repeatedly called America’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks a Christian nation’s battle against Satan. Those remarks were repudiated by President George W. Bush and his Defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, who said the Global War on Terror was not a war on any religion.In January 2012, Boykin canceled a keynote speech he was scheduled to give at a prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. That was after a veterans’ advocacy group, Votevets.org, asked the Army chief of staff to rescind Boykin’s invitation because his “remarks are incompatible with the Army values,” VoteVets chairman Jon Soltz wrote at that time.last_img read more

Tonnon starts at Insight

first_imgStefan Tonnon has been appointed vice-president, human resources, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at global intelligent technology organisation Insight.Tonnon was previously senior director, human resources, EMEA at Riverbed technology, and has also worked for organisations such as Curvature, Progress Software, and Infor Global Solutions.In his new role, Tonnon will deal with performance and compensation management, recruitment, sales enablement and help support business growth.last_img

Wilmington Youth Soccers Latest Travel Game Summaries Boys 121 Team Performs Well

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are two recent Wilmington Youth Soccer travel game summaries:Wilmington Boys 12-1 5, Chelsea 2by Jackson McDonald #15The Wilmington 12-1 boys team started their fall season at the North Reading Fall Kick-Off Classic. Their first game was against Chelsea. Lukas Poirier started the scoring for the season when Casey Lanagan passed the ball to Lukas off a short corner. He then took the ball and put it in the back o the net for the first goal of the season for the boys. A few minutes later Jackson McDonald intercepted the opponent’s goal kick and played Lukas through on net. Lukas went around Chelsea’s defender and scored to make it 2-0. Shortly before half-time Chelsea scored to make it 2-1. Right after Chelsea scored, Kaleb Molina and Lincoln Levesque’s strong offensive pressure and connecting play allowed Jack ‘Marcelo” Murphy to have a shot that could’ve made it 3-1, but unfortunately hit the post. Right after that, Jackson played Casey up the wing. Casey then crossed the ball to Lukas who took a shot. His shot was deflected, but it went back to Casey who shot and scored.The half ended Wilmington 3 Chelsea 1.The second half started off strong with Casey switching the field from the left to the right. Tyler Florencio received the ball, then crossed it back to Casey who played it back to Jackson at the top of the box. Jackson took the ball and chipped it with his opposite foot over the keeper’s head to make it 4-1. The defensive wall of Layne Coutu, Oliver Ferrer, and Danny O’Mahony held Chelsea’s talented offense to only two goals. Then, as the game was ending Jack Bourque made a save and threw the ball out to Lukas who scored a goal off a breakaway to make it 5-2.The game ended as a 5-2 win for the Wilmington Wildcats. A great way to kick-off the fall season.Wilmington Boys 12-1 4, North Reading Rebels 2by Casey Lanagan #14In their third game of the North Reading tournament and for the second straight game, the Wilmington Wildcats boys U12-1 team went down 2-0 early. But later in the first half Jack Bourque stole the North Reading Rebels goal kick and scored from 25 yards out. Before the half ended, Wilmington scored again to tie the game at 2. This time Jack “Marcelo” Murphy stepped forward to poke the ball away from a defender over to Lincoln Levesque who then passed it to Jack Bourque at the top of the box who scored again.The beginning of the second half was a struggle as Wilmington had many chances but failed to capitalize on any of them with Casey Lanagan and Kaleb Molina having most of the chances. Casey had multiple shots from rough angles that almost snuck in. Kaleb almost put in a rebound and Lukas Poirier had a mini breakaway that went wide. Jackson McDonald came into the game in the second half. He took a shot from outside that the goalie tipped and Marcelo almost tipped in. Then with about 10 minutes left in the game Layne Coutu stole the ball and passed it up to Marcelo who then found Jack who set up Lincoln for the game winning goal. Five minutes later Tyler Marinho punted the ball up to Jack who then passed to Casey who put the game out of reach. The defense played great the entire second half and didn’t allow North Reading much time to score. Layne and Zack Guyette stopped North Reading’s attack and Oliver Ferrer and Danny O’Mahoney pushed forward on counter attacks to get several crosses across. Tyler M. and Tyler Florencio combined to shut out North Reading for the final 40 minutes.  With the win, the Wildcats advanced to the tournament finals.(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest Travel Game Summaries (June 12)In “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer Travel Game Summary: Wilmington Boys 12-3 Team Defeats ChelmsfordIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest Travel Game SummariesIn “Sports”last_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 1 Summons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between March 7, 2019 and March 13, 2019.Thursday, March 7NoneFriday, March 8NoneSaturday, March 9Jane Stuart (50, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor; Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle; and Marked Lanes Violation.Sunday, March 10NoneMonday, March 11Sarah K. Rabbitt (35, Wilmington) was arrested for Possession of a Class B Drug (three charges) and Shoplifting By Concealing.Tuesday, March 12James P. Mutter (61, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Licensed Revoked For OUI; Motor Vehicle Lights Violation; and Failure To Wear Seat Belt.Wednesday, March 13None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issues 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issue 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Rohit Sharmas interview with Jasprit Bumrah videobombed by Curtley Ambrose and Andy

first_imgSir Andy and Sir Curtley greet Bumrah while Rohit talks to RahaneBCCI.tvIndia won their first Test against West Indies in the ongoing two-match series in the Caribbean. This game was played at Antigua. Another one of the many small islands in the West Indies, this country has managed to produce some of the greatest names in the history of cricket. It is from here that Sir Vivian Richards came and it is the same nation which gave us Sir Andy Roberts and Sir Curtley Ambrose.So, it wasn’t going to be a surprise if Indian cricketers had the good luck to meet some of these great names. While Sir Vivian Richards is part of the commentary team covering this event, the other two aforementioned gentlemen were also present during the fourth and what turned out to be the final day of the first Test.But Sir Andy and Sir Curtley made an interesting appearance on BCCI’s official website. As part of its attempts to get the Indian players to engage with the fans, BCCI often asks some of the top cricketers to interview other players. ‘Chahal TV’ is part of this enterprise.But in the Caribbean, because of Yuzvendra Chahal not being part of the Test team, the responsibility of interviewing other players was handed over to Rohit Sharma. After the completion of the first Test, the ‘Hitman’ of the Indian team interviewed the stars of India’s victory – Jasprit Bumrah and Ajinkya Rahane – for its website.When @ImRo45 put on the anchor’s hat?#TeamIndia registered their biggest overseas Test win last night and the Hitman caught up with boom boom @Jaspritbumrah93 and ice-cool @ajinkyarahane88 – by @28anand #WIvINDPart 1 – https://t.co/6NAbnrVWBR pic.twitter.com/Vvny4bSJgy— BCCI (@BCCI) August 26, 2019 But something unexpected happened during the interview. As Rahane was answering one of Rohit’s questions, somebody put their hand on the shoulder of Bumrah to draw his attention. Bumrah turned around and shook hands with the gentleman. It was none other than the legendary West Indian paceman Ambrose.While the Indian speedster was being congratulated by Sir Curtley, Sir Andy walked in from behind and approached Bumrah. When Bumrah realised that it was one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time standing behind him, he quickly acknowledged his presence and engaged in a conversation with him as well.At that moment, the camera moved away from the trio of pace bowlers and focussed on Rahane and Rohit. However, one can understand why Ambrose and Roberts would like to talk to Bumrah.The Indian pacer dazzled everyone with his bowling and picked up a five-for in the second innings. Surely, the two retired legends of Windies cricket would have appreciated Bumrah’s skill and probably came to congratulate him. The fast bowler from Gujarat must have felt the honour of being approached by these two and would have felt proud to be met by them. Even the BCCI would not mind these two all-time greats videobombing their interview.last_img read more

DC and Md Police Walk in Solidarity with East of the River

first_imgImproving police-community relations has been an important initiative in the District, neighboring Prince George’s County and several other police departments throughout the United States in the wake of a number of killings by police of unarmed Black men and women. In an effort to bring the community and officers closer together, D.C. and Prince George’s County police departments recently held a community walk.Close to 100 people gathered along Southern Avenue around 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 for the annual “Beyond Borders Walk” hosted by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Seventh District and Prince George’s County Police Department’s District Four. The collaborative event with neighboring law enforcement agencies brought members of the community together for a day of peace, food, music, and activities.“The Metropolitan Police Department and Prince George’s County Police Department has always had a strong working partnership,” Commander Vendette Parker of the Metropolitan Police Department told the AFRO Oct. 14. “Since our jurisdictions border, members of our departments have collaborated on community outreach events, investigations, and more.”Parker said the event is essential because it allows law enforcement officials to get to know residents on a personal level. She explained that walks like Beyond Borders help build trust between the community and the police.The walk featured performances by Southeast D.C.’s Malcom X Elementary School marching band along with participation from other youth groups like, the Ward 8 Junior Cadets from Hendley Elementary School and high school students from the department’s Youth Advisory Council program.After the march, which drew the attention of neighbors who honked their horns at parade goers and waved and smiled from their windows, according to Parker, the festivities continued at Oxen Run Park on Mississippi Avenue, SE. “They know we are not the enemy,” she said, referencing that it is important for youth to see the police when “things go right” not just when “things go wrong.”The officers paid homage to the department’s former softball league and retired officials from the Anacostia Sherriff’s Department during the celebration with a softball game. Some of the teammates were members of the D.C. Police Union. “If we can get one kid to leave here with a positive image, we have done our job,” Hiram Rosario, chief shop steward at the DC Police Union, told the AFRO Oct. 15.Overall crime in the District is down five percent and homicides are currently seeing an 11 percent decrease as of Oct. 17, according to data from the D.C. police. Even with the decrease in crime, police reported another homicide Oct. 15, a few hours before the walk.Saul Flores-Canales from Northeast D.C. was fatally shot on the 600 block of Kennedy Street, NW.  He was one of two killed in the violent incident.According to police reports, authorities responded to a report of shots and found Flores-Canales, 36, and another man suffering from gunshot wounds. Flores-Canales was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other victim, Ever Cruz, 31, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.  He succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 16. Authorities are investigating and searching for suspects.last_img read more

Researchers build selfrepairing systemic computer

first_img(Phys.org)—Computer scientists Christos Sakellariou and Peter Bentley working together at University College in London, have built a new kind of computer that runs instruction segments randomly, rather than sequentially, resulting in a computer than in theory, should never crash. Citation: Researchers build self-repairing “systemic” computer (2013, February 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-self-repairing.html One of the main reasons that computers crash is because of the way they execute instructions, i.e. sequentially. Code is written in a step-by-step fashion and the computer follows a counter that retrieves lines of code in the proper order, executing each one before moving on to the next. Problems come in when the counter becomes mixed up, or code that has been executed fails to return control so that the next line can be run. To get around that problem, the researchers in Britain have built a computer that doesn’t run sequentially at all. It runs chunks of information that is made up of both code and data, and does so in random fashion, removing the sequential processing problem. The result, they say, is a computer that is able to repair itself on the fly, and won’t theoretically ever crash.The whole idea is based on nature’s distributed error correction processing abilities as demonstrated by such brilliant constructs as the human brain. As people exist, they think, they react and respond. They do all manner of things, none of which occurs as the result of a sequential processer in a central part of the brain. Instead, things are done in a distributed manner, with different biological processors working on different things at the same time. To make this happen with a computer, the researchers built a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) which is essentially a bit of electronics that serves as a sort of traffic cop. Its main job is to make sure that different segments or “systems” as the researchers call them, get called on, albeit, in random fashion, and to allocate a place for them to run. One of the benefits of such a system is that no system has to wait for another to finish before running, which means the computer can run several systems at the same time. Thus, the FPGA is a resource manager, though it also serves as the manager of information that flows between systems.Because the systems are independent of one another, there is no crash if one of them is unable to carry out its instructions. But better than, that, other systems can be introduced into the system whose purpose is to detect problems with other systems and rerun them if necessary, or to change them slightly, if need be, to allow them to complete their assigned tasks. In the computer world, that’s known as self-repairing code and it’s something many people would like to see in computers running in the real world. With this new computer, it’s been demonstrated that such a computer can be built. Explore further Parallel course: Researchers help ease transition to parallel programming More information: www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/ucacpjb/SABEC2.pdf © 2013 Phys.org ‘Blue screen of death’ as seen in Windows 8. Credit: Wikipedia This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more