Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York John Omard (Nassau County Police Department)The principal of Freeport’s J.W. Dodd Middle School was accused Wednesday of having sex with a teenage boy who was once enrolled at the school.Nassau County police arrested John O’Mard at his Freeport home and charged him with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual act. Bail was set at $10,000 bond and $5,000 cash at his arraignment.Investigators said the principal engaged in “sexual acts” with the then-16-year-old victim after they met through Grindr, a smartphone dating application for men. The two used the app to chat and discuss where they would meet, Det. Sgt. Carlo Maltempi of the Special Victims Squad, said at a press conference.O’Mard picked up the teenager at the meeting spot and then allegedly drove him to his Freeport house where the sexual act occurred, police said.There was “no force,” Maltempi said, adding that “there were other factors” that led to the sexual encounter. He didn’t elaborate.Though the alleged incident occurred in September 2012, it wasn’t until Friday that police began their investigation. One of the teenager’s friends heard of the encounter and alerted Freeport school officials last week, Maltempi said.Investigators said O’Mard served as the middle school’s principal for approximately 10 years and an educator for 15. The victim, now 17, was enrolled in the school while O’Mard was principal but it wasn’t until “shortly after they met that he realized that it was his ex-principal,” Maltempi said.Freeport School District Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kunchman released a statement on the district’s website notifying parents that school officials are aware of the investigation. Without identifying Omard by name, Kunchman said the “individual has been administratively reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation currently being conducted by law enforcement authorities.”“The district will continue to cooperate with law enforcement during their investigation,” Kunchman added. “As this is a personnel matter, the district is legally prohibited from discussing any specifics regarding this individual and the police investigation.”Former Assistant Principal Robert Micucci, who had been with the district for 36 years before retiring in 2011, will take over in the interim, the district said.O’Mard’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment. He is due back in court March 25.Nassau police asked that anyone who feels they may have been a victim call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
She had previously worn a mask honoring Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed by police officers who burst into her apartment in March, at her first-round match on Monday, and said she had seven different masks with her at the tournament.”When I heard about his story it was very hurtful,” Osaka later told reporters, when asked about McClain. In a lawsuit filed last month against the city of Aurora and its police, McClain’s family alleged he was tackled by police officers during an encounter despite presenting no physical threat.”I still don’t think his name is very put out there compared to, like, George Floyd or Breonna Taylor. For me, today was very special in the way that I wanted to represent him very well,” she said.The fourth-seeded Osaka, who has seen her platform grow with her success on the court, sent shockwaves through her sport when she announced last week that she would forego her Western & Southern Open semifinal in protest of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.”I feel like the platform I have right now is something I used to take for granted,” she said. Topics : Naomi Osaka stepped into the Arthur Ashe Stadium wearing a mask that read “Elijah McClain” ahead of her second-round US Open victory on Wednesday, harnessing tennis’s global appeal in her fight for racial justice.The 22-year-old’s mask honored McClain, the 23-year-old Black man who died after a violent encounter with Aurora, Colorado, police officers in 2019.”I think tennis – people watch it all around the world,” she said in a televised interview after her match. “Things that we think [are] common names [are] probably not common overseas.”
Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager, said: “It is great to see the partnership with the Stroke Association develop across the South West and to see the positive approach Farrington Park Golf Club is taking to engaging with their local community Liz Jeggo, Communication Support Coordinator at the Stroke Association, said: “More people than ever before are surviving a stroke. But many stroke survivors tell us that after all the effort to save their lives they then feel isolated when they return home. For further information about the programme, please contact Liz Jeggo on 07717 275792 or [email protected], or Philippa Gordon on 07515 596736 or [email protected] Grandfather of two, Stuart Ashman, 64 from Chew Magna had a stroke in April 2016. The stroke left Stuart with weakness down the right side of his body and a communication difficulty called aphasia. “Golf can offer a huge range of health and social benefits to stroke survivors. I hope that by working with the golf club and local stroke groups we can continue a strong partnership to bring the benefits of the game to more people in Bath and North East Somerset.” The Stroke Association in Bath and North East Somerset has teamed up with England Golf to provide golf courses for stroke survivors in the area. The Get into golf five week course begins on Tuesday 19 September at Farrington Park Golf Club. At the weekly sessions, eight stroke survivors and support volunteers will have access to an hour’s coaching session on the driving range and putting green. 12 Sep 2017 Stroke survivors tee off in Bath and North East Somerset “The golf course provides an opportunity for stroke survivors to meet others who are also experiencing a life after stroke, benefit from exercise, build their confidence, communicate together and enjoy learning new skills. Stuart said: “The Stroke Association have been great! I’m looking forward to playing golf again!” “We’re extremely grateful to the team at Farrington Park Golf Club who have been incredibly supportive throughout the course. We would encourage stroke survivors across Bath and North East Somerset to get in touch should they like to get involved in any future sessions.” Tags: disability. inclusive, Get into golf
Submitted by City of LaceyLacey continues its tradition of kicking off the area’s Independence Day celebrations with the Lacey Fireworks Spectacular on Thursday, July 3. The 15 minute display will be launched from William Bush Park, 4400 Chardonnay Drive NE in Lacey, beginning at 10:15 p.m. Bush Park will be closed to preserve a safe zone for the fireworks launch, but the display will be visible to most residences located within 3/4 miles. Additionally, the public is invited to view the Spectacular from the Lacey Crossroads business area at Yelm Highway and College Street.A public concert will also be offered this year to further celebrate the patriotic holiday. The Freedom Concert will be held in the Lacey Crossroads parking lot from 6:30 to 10:15 p.m. and will feature performances by the Mud Bay Jazz Band, the 133D National Guard Band, DJ Tony G, Andy Landers, and Gayla Duerr. The concert is free of charge and spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating.Road access in the area will be limited during the event. Yelm Highway SE in the vicinity of Bush Park will be closed at 10:00 p.m. At 10:15 p.m. College Street and Rainier Road near Yelm Highway will be closed for approximately two hours to ensure pedestrian safety and to allow fireworks traffic to exit the area following the show. Detour routes will be established using 66th Avenue SE, Ruddell Road SE, Mullen Road SE, 37th Avenue SE, and Wiggins Road SE.More information and a complete map of planned road closures can be found on the city’s official website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us/fireworks. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0
ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2016)–Closed since mid-July, Santa Anita’s stable area will re-open on Friday, Sept. 2, as horsemen prepare for the track’s 2016 Autumn Meet opener on Sept. 30. With Santa Anita set to host the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, stall space will be at a premium and horsemen will be able to train over a newly renovated main track and inner training oval.Additionally, Santa Anita’s new turf course, which was installed during June and July, will be open for business on opening day as the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf, will highlight the day’s racing.“We’ve completed some maintenance projects in the stable area and our main track and turf course both look terrific,” said Rick Hammerle, Santa Anita’s Vice President of Racing. “I think people are excited about coming back and we’re looking forward to opening up on Sept. 30.”First post time on Sept. 30 will be at 1 p.m. and first post on most weekends will be at 12:30 p.m. For more information on the upcoming Autumn Meet, including reserved seating, dining and Breeders’ Cup information, please visit santaanita.com, or contact the Breeders’ Cup Call Center at (859) 514-9428. TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NOV. 4 & 5 TO HIGHLIGHT 23-DAY STAND
Inver baker Samara Ward is about to earn a crust from her award-winning bread when it hits the shelves in Aldi this weekend.Samara’s Brown Bread was the winner of this year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships in September.The loaf impressed judges for its depth and texture. And now we can grab a slice or two when it goes on sale in 140 Aldi stores nationwide from this Saturday, 14th December, priced at €1.69.‘Samara’s Brown Bread’ is being baked daily by one of Aldi’s long-term bakery suppliers, Stapleton’s of Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.Samara will receive a percentage of the profits from the sale of the bread this year, guaranteed to be at least €15,000. The National Brown Bread Baking Competition is sponsored by Aldi and in association with the Irish Countrywomen’s AssociationDonegal woman to roll in the dough with award-winning bread was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Analysis of 16 texts written on pottery shards confirm that ordinary people were literate in Old Testament times.The Bible is not often mentioned in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A paper by scholars including Israel Finkelstein (advocate of a late chronology) concludes that ordinary soldiers at a remote desert outpost called Arad were literate. By doing handwriting analysis of inscriptions on 16 pottery shards, they deduced that six different individuals, each of which knew how to write and spell correctly. Rachel Pells writes in The Independent:The writing, dating back to around 600 BC, details nothing extraordinary and consists mostly of shopping lists and broken military commands. By comparing the different handwriting however, historians were able to deduce that the messages had been written by several different people across a range of social classes.“In other words, the entire army apparatus, from high-ranking officials to humble vice-quartermasters of small desert outposts, was literate,” the academics wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).What this implies is that Judah had an educational apparatus capable of teaching these representative individuals reading and writing. “We’re dealing with really low-level soldiers in a remote place who can write,” Finkelstein told Live Science. “So there must have been some sort of educational system in Judah at that time.”600 BC was just before the Babylonian Captivity (586 BC). Advocates of the late chronology used to believe that most of the Old Testament was compiled after the return to Jerusalem. This new analysis supports the idea that literacy was widespread earlier, meaning that Judeans were capable of compiling lengthy Biblical texts before the invasion. The paper states,The spread of literacy in late-monarchic Judah provides a possible stage setting for the compilation of literary works. True, biblical texts could have been written by a few and kept in seclusion in the Jerusalem Temple, and the illiterate populace could have been informed about them in public readings and verbal messages by these few (e.g., 2 Kings 23:2, referring to the period discussed here). However, widespread literacy offers a better background for the composition of ambitious works such as the Book of Deuteronomy and the history of Ancient Israel in the Books of Joshua to Kings (known as the Deuteronomistic History), which formed the platform or Judahite ideology and theology (e.g., ref. 25).Arad is a desert outpost west of the southern tip of the Dead Sea. The paper did not make clear if these ostraca are new discoveries or re-analyses of existing finds from the site. The inscriptions mention the “king of Judah” and “the house of YHWH” (the temple)—a reference to the first temple built by Solomon, validating its existence.Of course people were literate back then. This is a small acknowledgement by liberals that Old Testament people were not stupid. Other inscriptions and texts date back even further. Conservatives believe Moses wrote the Pentateuch in 1440 BC, many centuries before, very probably relying on earlier texts for Genesis from records kept by the patriarchs and possibly even by texts kept by Noah from the antediluvian world. These are long, complex books, full of details, names, events and places that can often be independently corroborated. God told Moses to command the people to write His word and wear it on their wrists and foreheads. He commanded them to teach their children His laws and statutes. It assumes they knew how to read and write.And, of course, there is the matter of inspiration. God is, and always has been, a communicator of His revelation to mankind. He created people as intelligent communicators from the beginning. What is surprising is not that soldiers in Arad were literate in 600 B.C., but that skeptics continue to doubt the clear evidence of the Bible itself after so many repeated falsifications of their skepticism. That skepticism often takes its root from evolutionary beliefs that people were gradually becoming intelligent from their ape-like past. For many examples of extraordinary knowledge among ancient peoples, see Bruce Malone’s fascinating book Brilliant: Made in the Image of God. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Brand South Africa and the United Nations will be hosting a six-month exhibition on how the UN helped end apartheid.The Apartheid Museum in Gold Reef City will showcase the United Nations’ efforts in ending Apartheid on UN Day. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission)Johannesburg, Wednesday 18 October 2017 – Brand South Africa will be joining hands with the United Nations in South Africa to host a six months exhibition at the Apartheid museum from the 19 October 2017-31 April 2018.The exhibition will be launched prior to the UN Day, which is on the 24 October 2017, with the sole purpose of educating South Africans as well as the International communities about the contributions made by the UN in assisting South Africa to fight against apartheid and achieve its liberation.South Africa was one of the original 51 founding members of the UN, which came into existence on 24 October 1945. Since its inception, the membership of the Organisation has grown to 193 States. In South Africa, the UN is committed to enhancing the performance and impact of the UN system in contributing to the development of South Africa.Speaking on the partnership, Brand South Africa’s GM: Stakeholder, Ms Mpumi Mabuza said; “Brand South Africa will get an opportunity to be part of the consolidation, commemoration, and preservation of the historical memory of the country’s apartheid and the role played by the UN”This exhibition will also enjoy a life beyond its six months as it is envisioned that it will travel to other countries. The exhibition will be one that tells a historical but also contemporary story through the use of audio-visual.“It is, imperative that South Africans are reminded that the country’s freedom is attributed to many other African nations whose role in supporting South Africa through its dark days led towards its found liberation, we look forward to the exhibition and call on all citizens to come share and engage”, concludes Ms Mabuza.Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017Time: 14h00 pmVenue: The Apartheid Museum, Corner Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road, JohannesburgRSVP: Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Mobile: +27 (0) 81 704 1488Email: [email protected] the conversation on @Brand_SAFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 81 704 1488Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.com
27 June 2014 Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, is to resume her work as a global advocate for women’s and children’s rights following a six-month period of mourning for her late husband, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Friday. Machel will welcome over 1 000 international delegates at a meeting of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Organisation in Johannesburg on Monday. Machel chairs the forum, and is also an African ambassador for Unicef’s A Promise Renewed, an initiative that supports the UN’s Every Woman Every Child movement. In a statement issued by the foundation, Machel said that Mandela’s death in December had robbed South Africa of the father of its democracy, and the world of an internationally respected icon – while she had lost “my best friend, beloved husband, and guide. “I was fortunate that in Madiba I found a soul mate and a fellow advocate for children and women’s rights,” Machel said. “I am inspired by his rich legacy that promotes justice, compassion, and solidarity. “Children were very dear to Madiba, and his last wish was to build the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. This is my dream too, and I wish it can be realised in my lifetime.” Her other priority, she said, was to continue to advocate “for an expanded space for women in Africa to access better opportunities in economic, political and social spheres. I will work with others to protect the rights of children, fight for an end to child marriage, ensure we continue to make progress on child survival and development, as well as promote the attainment of quality education for all children”. Machel said she had been deeply touched and comforted by the affection shown towards her and her family through Mandela’s illness, his death and their bereavement. “I would like to thank our family, friends, and the people throughout the world who gave me love and support during these difficult times.” The Mandela foundation added that while Machel had officially come out of mourning, she continued to grieve the passing of Mandela “and will issue no further statements or accept interviews with regard to her private and family life”. SAinfo reporter
Graeme is the founder of Touch Football Specialised which gives participants with special needs the opportunity to play Touch Football.The countless amount of volunteer hours Graeme has contributed has seen substantial growth in Touch Football Specialised and the programs now available for participants.The QLD Special Education Championships were held for the third successive year in 2016 with seven new schools attending, an additional thirteen teams and ninety six new participants.Graeme has also created a prototype competition for special needs athletes which will see athletes compete in a regular form of competition over multiple weeks. These competitions will be held at difference affiliated associations in South Queensland for the first time in season two of this year.He has also developed resources and modified equipment to allow the game to be accessed and played by numerous participants. These resources and aids have allowed schools and all ability organisations to self-deliver programs of their own.The countless hours Graeme has continued to put in has seen the organisation create a new partnership with the Gold Coast Titans and a continually growing ambassador group which now includes Olympic Athlete Michelle Jenneke.Queensland Touch could not be prouder of the contributions Graeme has made to the special needs and Touch Football communities through his initiative. He has single handily given children and adults with special needs opportunities through our sport which have never been there before.
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace midfielder Kouyate baffled by Wolves drawby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace midfielder Cheikou Kouyate was lost for words after Sunday’s draw with Wolves.Palace were punished for not extending their 1-0 lead when Diogo Jota equalised five minutes into stoppage time.He said: “Sometimes we cannot score for 2-0 or 3-0. The goal came from nowhere. They crossed the ball. We don’t understand. It’s very, very hard today to lose.”Today we are very disappointed because we worked hard, dominated the second half. “Maybe we win this game two or three to zero but in the end we take one goal. It’s very, very hard to lose. What can we do? The game is finished, our focus is on the next one.”
Tottenham boss Pochettino: I won’t run away like a kidby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he won’t walk out on the club.Poch is under fire after Tuesday’s 7-2 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich.But he claims when he told his players to “man- up” afterwards he was referring to himself.He said: “I am responsible for the situation of the team. I cannot escape or run away like a kid.“You need to behave like a man, face the problems and stick to your ideas. Be the leader the team need.”Poch added: “This is a moment to stay all together.“I accept the opinions when you don’t win. In the end, all that happened is that we lost a game.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government is on a mission to reintegrate unattached youth in schools.He says the Administration has invested “considerable” resources in training and education initiatives that target persons who left school without formal certification, as also to enable current students to attain at least the equivalent of an Associate Degree before they exit the secondary education system.“We are now on (a) rescue mission, and all of us must make sure that we (collectively endeavor to reduce the number of) youngsters who are leaving the education system without the kind of (educational) empowerment (they need),” Senator Reid said.He was speaking at the official opening of a new classroom block at Pembroke Hall High School in St. Andrew, on May 3.Senator Reid said his Ministry remains focused on its thrust of keeping students in high school until age 18, so that they can be trained, certified, and be better prepared for work or higher education.He cited the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) as one of the initiatives being used to reduce the high number of youth not attaining certification with the requisite qualifications for employment or to pursue further education and training.The CAP is a Government of Jamaica initiative, administered through the Ministry, that is designed to respond to the growing numbers of learners who complete secondary level education without any formal certification and have not matriculated to post-secondary level education or work.This is focused on providing opportunities for all learners, ages 16 to 18, to identify, understand, choose, and prepare for careers and occupations of their choices.Other speakers at the function included: Finance and Public Service Minister and Member of Parliament for North West St. Andrew, where Pembroke Hall High School is located, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke; School Board Chairman, Vernon McLeod, and Principal, Reverend Claude Ellis. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government is on a mission to reintegrate unattached youth in schools. He says the Administration has invested “considerable” resources in training and education initiatives that target persons who left school without formal certification, as also to enable current students to attain at least the equivalent of an Associate Degree before they exit the secondary education system. “We are now on (a) rescue mission, and all of us must make sure that we (collectively endeavor to reduce the number of) youngsters who are leaving the education system without the kind of (educational) empowerment (they need),” Senator Reid said. Story Highlights
[email protected] APTN National NewsMining exploration company KWG Resources has enlisted the help of two young women to help promote the Ring of Fire.It’s the area in northern Ontario rich in minerals worth billions of dollars. the company hopes toBut despite the opportunities that are there, no mines are currently operating.KWG Resources is hoping to change that with a series of videos.You be the judge.
(Left to right: Innu Nation Deputy Grand Chief Simeon Tshakapesh, Innu Nation Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, Mushuau Chief John Nui, and Sheshatshiu Chief Eugene Hart.)Todd Lamirande APTN National NewsNewfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball and four Innu leaders signed an agreement to hold an inquiry into the “treatment, experiences and outcomes” of Innu youth in care by the end of September.Ball characterized it as an “aggressive timeline.”“When you look at the numbers, they’re staggering,” he said. “Disproportionate numbers of suicide rates, disproportionate number of children in care. We know, and I know, feeling this for a while now, that we really need to get together in an inclusive way to get to what the root problems are. And then from that, we can establish how we get to putting the proper preventative measures in place in Innu communities.”The memorandum of understanding states that by July 31, 2017, the terms of reference for the inquiry will be agreed upon. However, Ball could not say if it would be a full public inquiry conducted in front of a judge.“This is about preventing youth and children from going into care and making sure we have the wraparound services in Innu communities that are ultimately appropriate,” he said.Innu Nation Deputy Grand Chief Simeon Tshakapesh was happy with the outcome.“I am very proud being Innu today,” he posted on Facebook. “Innu from Labrador has prevailed today through all our pain that’s why we are successful today. I have fought along with other former leaders and present leaders so many years for our people. Now I can see the real hard work paid off.”It was the suicide of Tshakapesh’s son, Thunderheart, this past May that brought the issue to the forefront. Tshakapesh and Innu Nation Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee confronted Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett at a July 1st barbeque in her Toronto constituency. (Simeon Tshakapesh, with his son Thunderheart.)An emotional Tshakapesh yelled at Bennet that he wanted his son back.“Stop stealing our children. Yes, stop it,” he shouted. “Something gotta end. We can’t keep burying our own.”Thunderheart, 16, took his own life after being sent out from his community in Labrador, Natuashish, for solvent abuse.“My son had a life and a dream. And that dream is killed by the system,” Tshakapesh told Bennett.She said his death was unacceptable and promised to change it.“How can we protect our future when they are so far away from us?” Qupee asked Bennett. “There’s broken connections that are being done by this government. And it’s hurting us. We’re the leaders. Yet, we’re the ones that go home to all the pain and suffering in our communities.”After nearly half an hour of discussion, Minister Bennett handed Tshakapesh a small pouch of tobacco. In exchange, Tshakapesh gave Bennett the protest sign he was holding, with the condition that he will hold the Indigenous Affairs Minister to her word.“I may be gone, but this still going to exist,” he said while holding up the tobacco. “And this is gonna be turned back to you and what you said here.”The MOU does ask the federal government to participate in the Inquiry.“But even without federal participation, we made an agreement that we are going to pursue,” said Premier Ball.In pictures posted on Facebook by his father, Thunderheart enjoyed hunting and playing the guitar. His first demo was posted on YouTube on March 24, 2017. [email protected]
The RCMP say there are two pieces of legislation at play, the B.C. Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as well as the Federal Cannabis Act.“Both have been put in place to protect children and youth and to promote health and safety for all who chose to possess and consume cannabis. To enforce the protection of youth and their physical and mental wellbeing, police and courts across Canada have been provided new powers to issues fines and jail terms that previously did not exist.”Police are reminding youth that they have the power to issue tickets for underaged pot uses, a power that did not previously exist.“Previously, if a youth was found with a very small amount of cannabis, regardless of age, one way for police to deal with it was what was called a No Case Seizure. In this instance, police would seize the cannabis and have it destroyed locally; done. But now under the new cannabis legislation, police have the power to issues tickets that previously did not exist.”The best suggestions the RCMP can give you is that you do your research on what is actually legal and what is not and the penalties associated with them.For more information on marijuana use, you can visit Health Canada’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is reminding parents and youth about the rules regarding legal marijuana use.With legalization in October, the RCMP say this is not open to everyone, particularly to youth under the legal requirement age of 19 in B.C.“Many of teens are excited about the legalization of cannabis but what they may not know or understand is that nothing has changed for those who are 18 and under… cannabis is still illegal. And just because it is legal doesn’t mean it doesn’t impact those who are using it, especially developing teens.”
Kolkata: Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a smartphone-based application to detect counterfeit currency and also provided solutions for industrial operations ranging from thermal power plants to nuclear radiation tracking, an official said. A group of six students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering developed the code for a smartphone application to detecting counterfeit currency. The image processing application which can detect counterfeit currency, can be installed on smartphones and thus used by people at various points to reduce the chances of fraud, a statement said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”A user can upload a currency note image and the mobile app would verify its authenticity using 25 features extracted from the front and rear side of the currency note. In case of detection of a fake note, the user will also be notified…,” TYSS Santosh, the research leader, said. To address the issue of occupational hazard for people working in the domain of a nuclear-powered device, students were asked to develop a solution for visualising and localising a 3D radiation source along with its size, shape and orientation, given the data on spatial dosage. The 6-member student team proposed a solution based on Boltzmann Transport Equations dealing with the flow of heat in fluids from hotter regions to colder ones. The students solved the reverse Boltzmann Transport Equations using the dataset for a given area to estimate the source location. “This solution is well-suited to occupational workers carrying wearable sensors detecting radiation dose data.”
London: The United States wants to put tariffs on $11.2 billion worth of EU goods from airplanes to Gouda cheese to olives to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for plane maker Airbus. While the size of the tariffs is small compared with the hundreds of billions the US and China are taxing in their trade war, it suggests a breakdown in talks with the European Union over trade at a time when the economy is already slowing sharply. The US and EU have been negotiating since last year about how to avoid tariffs that President Donald Trump has wanted to impose to reduce a trade deficit with countries like Germany. The US Trade Representative’s office released late Monday a list of EU products it would tax in anticipation of a ruling by the World Trade Organization this summer. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe US had in 2004 complained to the WTO, which sets the rules for trade and settles disputes, that the EU was providing unfair support to Airbus. The WTO ruled in May last year that the EU had in fact provided some illegal subsidies to Airbus, hurting US manufacturer Boeing. The US expects the WTO will say this summer that it can take countermeasures to offset the EU subsidies. It will now start a consultation with industry representatives on the list of EU goods it wants to tax so that it can have a ready list. “This case has been in litigation for 14 years, and the time has come for action,” said US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The move, while nominally following international trade rules, appears to also reflect US frustration at the slow pace of talks on trade with the EU.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: India’s money-losing sugar mills have run up a record $4.38 billion in arrears to 50 million cane farmers, who have gone unpaid for their produce for more than a year, industry and government sources said on Thursday. Years of bumper cane harvests and record sugar production have hammered domestic prices, hitting mills’ financial health to such an extent that monies owed to farmers, who form an influential voting bloc, have ballooned to an all-time high. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFarm leaders say Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has not done enough to help them get the cash owed them. Modi’s office did not respond to an email seeking comment. “The prime minister publicly promised farmers – in 2014 and 2017 – to help them get their payments within 15 days of selling their produce to sugar mills,” said M.V. Singh, convener of the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sang, or National Forum of Farmers and Labourers. Despite the promise, Modi’s government has done little to ensure timely payments, Singh said. The unpaid dues affect growers in the key cane-producing states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana and Karnataka. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostOf the $4.38 billion in unpaid dues, mills in Uttar Pradesh, India’s top cane-producing state, owe 108 billion rupees ($1.56 billion), the industry and government sources said, citing their calculations based on cane prices and the volumes bought by sugar mills. In Uttar Pradesh, top producers such as Mawana Sugars Ltd, Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd and Simbhaoli Sugars Ltd, as well as unlisted Modi Sugar Mills, Wave Industries and Yadu Sugar Ltd, owe the bulk of arrears to farmers, according to the industry and government sources. “Along with the fact that sugar prices are much below the cost of production, huge inventories worth 800 billion rupees are adversely affecting mills’ paying capacity,” said Abinash Verma, chief of the Indian Sugar Mills, the producers’ body. The high inventories are keeping domestic sugar prices depressed and increased storage costs. Mills have started losing money and are finding it difficult to pay the farmers. As cane harvests jumped, domestic sugar prices fell 20 percent over the past two years, with mills often complaining about prices falling below their production costs. “Most cane growers are barely able to scrape through and it’s sad that neither the state governments nor the Modi administration have done anything,” said Pushpendra Singh, president of the Kisan Shakti Sangh, a farmers’ association. Falling farmer incomes and job scarcity have made Modi’s re-election bid more complicated than anticipated. Out of 545 seats in India’s lower house of parliament, cane farmers are key voters in 164 of the constituencies. The government took a clutch of measures, including incentives for exports and creation of buffer stocks to help trim inventories and prop up prices so that mills can pay farmers, said a federal food ministry official who did not wish to be identified in line with government policy. The measures have yielded few results so far, giving little relief to either farmers or mills, said the sources.
Before Thursday night’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, our Elo ratings predicted a 77 percent probability of a Bengals win. Cincinnati had the higher Elo rating before the game, 1568 to 1420, and it was playing at home, both of which fed a pregame point spread of -8.5 points in the Bengals’ favor.Instead, the Browns dominated, winning 24-3 (and forcing Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton into one of the worst passing games ever). How unexpected is it for a team favored by 8.5 to lose by 21 points? And what does it say about the confidence we should have in these types of point-margin predictions — whether generated by Elo or otherwise?Nearly three decades ago, statistician Hal Stern found that, for NFL games, “the margin of victory over the pointspread (number of points scored by the favorite minus the number of points scored by the underdog minus the pointspread) is not significantly different from the normal distribution” with a mean of zero and a standard deviation of 13.86 points. In other words, the likelihood of the actual margin in any given game can be described by a bell-shaped probability distribution centered on the pregame spread (in Stern’s case, the Vegas line).Stern’s original research had only tested results from the 1981, 1983 and 1984 NFL seasons. But using Vegas spread data from 1978 to 2012, I replicated Stern’s work and confirmed his findings — the final margin of victory in an NFL game can be approximated by a normal random variable with a mean of the Vegas line and a standard deviation somewhere between 13 and 14 (for the entire 35-season sample, that standard deviation was 13.45).We can also see this effect if we plot a histogram of the prediction errors between the actual scoring margins of games and those predicted by the pregame Elo ratings:In the case of Elo, the normal distribution predicting a game’s final margin of victory is centered around the difference between the two teams’ Elo ratings divided by 25 (adding or subtracting 2.6 points if the team is at home or on the road), with a standard deviation of 13.65 points. That means the likelihood of last night’s score was about 1.5 percent, based on the pregame ratings and the location of the game.But Thursday night’s outcome wasn’t the most unexpected of the season thus far. When the Atlanta Falcons faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 18, they were favored by 5 points; there was only a 0.3 percent chance they would decimate the Bucs by 42 points, which is what ended up happening. Likewise, there was only a 0.3 percent probability that the Miami Dolphins would win by 37 as one-point underdogs against the San Diego Chargers last week.Here are the most unexpected results of the 2014 season to date:It bears mentioning that the normal distribution model is an approximation, and approximations can break down at the extremes. If we toss all NFL games since 1978 into buckets based on the probability of exceeding the actual point margin and compare those buckets to the expected frequencies, we can see where the model is over- or under-estimating the likelihood of a given outcome:If the model is properly calibrated, each bucket should contain exactly 5 percent of all games. And that’s basically the case, but there are small deviations. For example, the model predicts slightly more games than it should in the top and bottom 5 percent buckets, fewer than it should in the 10 to 25 percent and 75 to 90 percent likelihood zones, and more than it should in the buckets between 40 and 60 percent.
Co-favorite victories counted as winsSources: Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Daily Racing Form Update (May 6, 10:50 a.m.): Although Classic Empire was the morning-line favorite, the odds have since shifted. As of 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Always Dreaming is now narrowly favored to win the Kentucky Derby in what is considered a wide-open field.One of the cardinal rules of horse racing is that betting on favorites is fun — who doesn’t like having a winning ticket? — but it’s the quickest way to go broke. Except, that is, in the most famous race in America.The Kentucky Derby should be nearly impossible to handicap. The horses, at just 3 years old, don’t have much experience and are still maturing. Many of them have never run this distance before, or run at Churchill Downs. And even if a handicapper can sift through all that uncertainty and use a combination of past performances and pedigree to identify the best contenders, it can all become irrelevant thanks to the abnormally large Derby field — with as many as 20 horses creating gridlock and chaos, results ought to be utterly unpredictable.That’s what makes the last several years of the Kentucky Derby so strange: It is, seemingly, getting more predictable. For four straight years, the favorite has come out on top. It began with Orb in 2013, then continued with California Chrome, American Pharoah and Nyquist.In total, 16 favorites have won the Kentucky Derby in the last 50 years.1Including Forward Pass, the favorite in the 1968 Kentucky Derby who initially finished second but was awarded the win after first-place finisher Dancer’s Image was disqualified for failing a drug test. Bets on Dancer’s Image may have been paid out before the horse was disqualified, but for the purposes of this thought experiment, we’re counting things as if Forward Pass won the usual way. And that has produced a compelling betting strategy: Forget all the wonky handicapping. Over the last half-century, placing a $2 bet (the smallest bet you can make on a single horse in the Derby these days) on the favorite each year would have netted you $107.80 on a $100 investment — a 7.8 percent profit. But in just the last 20 years, returns on that same strategy would be much better: 74 percent. Belmont Stakes1.430-0.77 Kentucky Derby2.732%+$0.16 Outcome of betting on the favorite, 1967-2016 RACEAVG. FAVORITE ODDSFAVORITE WIN PCT.AVG. PROFIT ON $2 BET Now the question has become: Is the recent rash of victorious favorites a coincidence? Or a sign of something bigger?Before these last four years, the Kentucky Derby had for decades been known for its unpredictability. Between 1980 and 1999, not a single favorite won. Before 2013, it had been four years since a favorite wore the roses.There are two rational explanations for this trend. The first is chance. These horses, after all, are the favorites for a reason. And this kind of streak is not unprecedented — favorites won four straight years from 1972-1975, too.But there’s another rationale that would indicate that this is more than a fluke. It explains why the Kentucky Derby is getting chalkier and why the mega-longshot winners we once saw regularly in this race might become increasingly rare.When Orb won the Derby in 2013, that wasn’t just any year. It was the first year that horses qualified for this first leg of the Triple Crown under a newly implemented points system. This “Road to the Kentucky Derby” awards points to the top four finishers in a select group of races. The top 20 get to run in the Derby.What’s more important than the point system is the mechanism it replaced. Before 2013, horses qualified for the Derby based on their winnings in graded stakes races.This created chaos in the Derby. In some instances, horses that were elite in sprints — races shorter than a mile, which are excluded from the new qualifying system — could crowd the Derby, a route run at 1¼ miles. In other instances, horses that weren’t good enough made it in anyway. But these horses didn’t just fade down the stretch into irrelevance. They regularly introduced anarchy, transforming the subtle mechanics of a race in a way that allowed longshots to thrive.There’s no more illustrative example than the 2005 Derby, when 50-1 longshot Giacomo stunned the world. Giacomo’s best friend in that race was a 71-1 longshot named Spanish Chestnut, which led for the first three-quarters of a mile. In the last two races Spanish Chestnut ran before the Derby, it finished sixth twice. In other words, it didn’t belong. But during those first six furlongs, Spanish Chestnut set the second-fastest pace in Derby history.Predictably, Spanish Chestnut couldn’t sustain such a hot pace, ultimately fading and finishing 16th. But while this longshot was in the lead, other horses got sucked into running that fast and wound up tiring, too. The favorite that day, Bellamy Road, was close by, in fifth place, when Spanish Chestnut started to slow.At that same distance, three-quarters of a mile, Giacomo was in 18th place out of 20 and trailed by 14¾ lengths, the farthest behind of any eventual Derby winner in more than a quarter-century. But when Spanish Chestnut — and every horse that tried to keep up with Spanish Chestnut — tired, Giacomo had enough gas left in the tank to pass 17 other horses.The new points system is better at weeding out the Spanish Chestnuts. That means longshots like Giacomo are even less likely to encounter the volatile circumstances that enable them to win.The strategy of betting the favorites for 50 years would also pay off in the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown’s second leg. In fact, in the long run you’d make more than you would on the Derby — the Preakness has offered returns of 11.4 percent. But in any single year, betting on a favorite in the Preakness can be less attractive: When American Pharoah and California Chrome won, for example, they went off at odds shorter than 1-1, meaning that if you cashed in on a $2 bet, your winnings would likely be counted out using more quarters than dollar bills. Essentially, it requires risking a lot of money just to win enough to pay for a celebratory cigar. On the other hand, because the Derby is so uncertain, favorites can be had at good value. This year’s morning-line favorite, Classic Empire, is priced at 4-1. That would offer better returns any Preakness favorite in the last half-century.At the same time, the biggest sucker’s move is betting a favorite in the Belmont Stakes, which at 1½ miles is longer than almost any other race these horses will ever run. In other words, nobody knows how the horses will handle the distance. What’s worse, the favorite will often be racing for the third time in seven weeks, which can leave a horse worn down. A bet on the favorite in the Belmont in the last 50 years would have cost you 38.7 percent of the money you staked. There’s a reason we went nearly 40 years without a Triple Crown winner before American Pharoah came along.All of this means that the best betting strategy for this year’s Derby may also be the dumbest one: Bet on Classic Empire. Preakness Stakes1.544+0.23
Manuel Neuer’s participation in this summer’s World Cup has been put into further doubt after it was confirmed that he will not play in Bayern Munich’s final Bundesliga game, reports Chicago TribuneThe German goalkeeper has missed most of Bayern’s campaign due to a hairline fracture in his left foot with his last appearance for the Bavarians coming back in September.Neuer sustained the injury during a club training session and is now running out of time to prove to Germany boss Joachim Loew his fitness for the upcoming World Cup this summer.Outgoing Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes confirmed on Wednesday that the German captain will not be included for the final league game against Stuttgart, but denied he had ruled out Neuer for their German Cup final clash against Eintracht Frankfurt on May 19.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“I didn’t say that. The fact is Manuel is not yet in the squad for the last home game against Stuttgart on Saturday. For the cup final, however, the decision is still open,” said the 72-year-old.While Neuer was expected to return in January, he has had to be careful in correctly judging the right time to come back as any relapse could potentially threaten his playing career.However, the 32-year-old believes that he can still make the Germany squad this summer.“I don’t think it’s imaginable without any match practice,” said Neuer.
Cristiano Ronaldo is already making his mark at Juventus after equalling a 60-year-old goalscoring club recordThe Portuguese striker may have had to wait until his fourth Serie A game against Sassuolo to find the net for Juventus, but the goals have since flowed in.Since that match-winning brace on September 16, Ronaldo has directly contributed towards eight goals for Juventus by either scoring them or assisting a teammate.Now AS reports that Ronaldo’s current goal tally of seven goals in his first 10 Serie A games has equalled John Charles’ 60-year-old record.The former Welsh forward, who played for Juventus between 1957 to 1962, managed seven goals in his first 10 league fixtures for the Old Lady.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Charles finished his debut campaign at Turin with 28 goals for the 1957/58 season and won the Serie A title.Argentine strike duo Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez both struck six times in their opening 10 league games along with Italian Filippo Inzaghi.While Alessandro Del Piero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Trezeguet both struck five times in 10 appearances.Now Ronaldo will undoubtedly have his eyes set on Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, who leads the Serie A scoring charts with nine goals.Juventus will host Cagliari on Saturday in their next league game with kick-off to begin at 20:30 (CEST).
Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has announced their business in this month’s transfer window is finished to bring an end to their pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi.The highly-rated teenage winger had been allegedly keen on joining fellow English youngsters Jandon Sancho and Reiss Nelson in the Bundesliga this month.It’s understood that Hudson-Odoi has become frustrated with his lack of regular opportunities at Chelsea with most of his appearances this season coming in cup games.Therefore, Bayern had been strongly linked with a move for the 18-year-old after three reported bids of around £35m were turned down by Chelsea.Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic even confirmed their “great” interest in Hudson-Odoi and had hoped to bring him to the Allianz Arena this month.However, in light of Maurizio Sarri’s announcement on Tuesday that Hudson-Odoi will not be going anywhere, Kovac has now declared that Bayern will not be making any more moves before tonight’s transfer deadline.“We will no longer be active in the transfer market,” said Kovac, according to FourFourTwo.Crouch: 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 teams do not want to let their players leave. We have a good and big squad. I have to leave one or two at home again this weekend.”The Bavarians will take a trip to the BayArena this Saturday to take on Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga match.Kovac’s side have won all five of their last games to close the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points and will be hoping to keep the winning run up in their attempt to win a seventh successive league crown.“They [Leverkusen] are a really, really good team,” Kovac added. “We are expecting a real fight at the weekend.”Veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will both be absent for the game against Leverkusen.But former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara is expected to be fit for the match this weekend.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS):The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has met with the police to roll out a more targeted and sustained programme to tackle illegal vending, and restore order to the streets of the Corporate Area.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, told the monthly meeting of the Council on Tuesday (September 9), that the problem appears to have worsened over the past several weeks, with an eight-year old boy suffering an eye injury after he came into contact with metal hangers on display on a sidewalk along one of the city’s streets. “I have received several complaints of the level of intimidation meted out to pedestrians and motorists by vendors, who have their wares blocking access to our roadways and pathway,” she said.The Mayor, in expressing regret at the incident, said that she and the Town Clerk have met with the family, and are working with the police in its investigations to find the person responsible for the act of negligence, which resulted in the injury to the child.“This points out very squarely the reasons why we have been advocating for vendors to remain in designated vending areas. This has only strengthened our resolve to ensure that illegal vending is brought under control,” she stated.Mayor Brown Burke warned that the Council will be taking a zero tolerance approach to illegal vending, and is committed to ensuring that law and order prevails, “in our markets, in our parks, and along our streets”.Meanwhile, she informed that the KSAC has removed and demolished 16 illegal constructed wooden and concrete structures, in several communities, which were being used for commercial and residential purposes.The operations were carried out over several weekends in the communities of Maverly, Duhaney Park, Washington Boulevard, and its environs.Additionally, notices were served on illegal garages, and eight derelict vehicles removed from sidewalks.“This clean-up operation will help to make the Maverly Park more accessible to its residents for recreational purposes,” she remarked.On the matter of the fire at Oxford Mall, which impacted the lives and livelihood of 40 vendors, she informed that the area has been cleared, and plans are in place to have normalcy restored as soon as possible. “As soon as we are in a position to say exactly how we will proceed, the KSAC will meet with registered vendors,” she stated. Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:jamaica, kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, st. andrews Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill
Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti believes their 1-0 win over neighbours AC Milan was deserved due to their dominanceThe 222nd official Derby di Milano ended in a 1-0 victory for Inter following captain Mauro Icardi’s dramatic injury-time winner.Despite losing midfielder Radja Nainggolan to a first-half injury, Inter were the better of the two sides but were unable to take advantage of their superiority.Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij came closest to scoring by hitting the post from close range before Icardi netted the match-winner for Inter.“We wanted to score sooner, and this would have reflected the pattern of the game perfectly,” said Spalletti on the club website.“But we played better than our opponents and were camped in their half of the field from the beginning until the end. We were the dominant team.“It’s not easy to play with a high line and press the opposition as we did, but we did it perfectly tonight and managed to prevent Milan from playing.”The Italian tactician hopes that Sunday night’s result will prove to be a turning point in their season.Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“I live for these results. I’m not here to simply warm the bench but to shape Inter’s future,” continued Spalletti.“The players should look to do the same and I liked what Icardi said at the end of the game, this victory helps us in terms of gaining consistency.“The club has chosen us to do just this, to bring the team back to the top. The fans really deserve for this to happen.”Inter are now third in the Serie A table with 19 points from nine games, while Milan languishes behind in 12th place.Buon lunedì! Quanti di voi stanno ancora esultando? 🤩🖤💙#InterMadeOfMilano #ForzaInter pic.twitter.com/HHAu8VUR8t— Inter (@Inter) October 22, 2018
A History of Modern India provides an interpretive and comprehensive account of the history of India between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, a crucial epoch characterized by colonialism, nationalism and the emergence of the independent Indian Union. It explores significant historiographical debates concerning the period while highlighting important new issues, especially those of gender, ecology, caste, and labour. The work combines an analysis of colonial and independent India in order to underscore ideologies, policies, and processes that shaped the colonial state and continue to mould the Indian nation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With the launch of this book, Cambridge University Press India has been successful in bringing together outstanding scholars – Professor Shahid Amin, Department of History, University of Delhi (DU); Professor Ashis Nandy, Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi; and Dr Charu Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of History, DU, in a lively discussion on the perspectives of learning and teaching history, and the need to re-envision the past. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe event was chaired by Professor Emerita Romila Thapar, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, whose contribution to the understanding of ancient India has enriched and in many ways, shaped our idea of history. For Shahid Amin, this was a book to be savoured and read. He specially mentioned the evocative cover of the book and said it allows the reader to judge for himself/ herself – was Gandhi tired and dependent or was he confident of leading the nation into new areas. Charu Gupta praised Ishita for her great academic honesty and courage to write a book like this. The book is a ray of hope for our understanding of history. While, Professor Thapar noted that the great merit of the book is that it beckons the student to read some more. A History of Modern India is the first international textbook produced by the India branch of the Press and within only three months of publication, has become a part of the syllabus of Pune and Gauhati universities in India.
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Some 550,000 residents of San José and the eastern province of Cartago will have rationed water service on Saturday and Sunday, officials said. The measures start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and end at 8 p.m. on Sunday.The Costa Rican Electricity Institute will perform maintenance works in tubing systems in the Río Macho area east of Cartago, which requires the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute to reduce aqueduct operations.Systems from the eastern zone of Cartago supply most of the water in the two provinces. Facebook Comments No related posts.
In a fast-paced interview with Max Keiser, Doug Casey explains how the “financialization” of the global economy came about and why it’s a time bomb about to explode; why travel is a key element in successful speculation; and much more. Quadrillion dollars of derivatives: an unstable daisy chain. Stock certs are just computer entries, therefore can’t trust them and the businesses. HSBC’s discovered “$70B black hole of debt”, Harvard prof’s withdrawal of 1M from Bank of America are straws in the wind. Gold is the only way to truly save and hold on to wealth. As was pointed out, one can’t both run with the crowd and be a successful speculator. If your approach to investing needs recalibration—if you’re ready to change your thinking and the course of your financial future—click here to get started now.
More than half of disabled people who have tried to buy tickets for live music events have had to call premium-rate phone numbers to arrange access, according to a new survey.Four-fifths of those surveyed said they had experienced problems with booking access alongside their ticket, while nearly three-quarters said such barriers had been discriminatory.The results of the national online survey were published by the user-led music charity Attitude is Everything (AiE) as part of its fourth State of Access Report on the live music industry.Of the 53 per cent who said they had been forced to use premium rate phone lines to book access, several reported that this had cost them more than £20 in phone charges.Although the survey results cannot be directly compared – because they were obtained through different methods – they do appear to show an improvement since a survey of AiE mystery shoppers in 2014 found 95 per cent of respondents had experienced problems when booking access and 88 per cent said they had felt discriminated against.This year’s State of Access Report focuses on problems associated with booking tickets for live music events.Publishing the report, the charity also launched a new taskforce, the Ticketing Without Barriers Coalition, which aims to address five key problems encountered by Deaf and disabled live music fans when booking tickets.The pan-industry group includes more than 35 trade bodies, ticketing agencies, event promoters and venues, including UK Music, PRS for Music, Ticketmaster, Festival Republic and Live Nation.The areas the coalition will address include: the need for a single proof-of-disability system that is uniformly recognised and accepted across the UK; all venues and events to provide quality online information about access; more choice and flexibility when booking tickets for fans with access requirements; and a more dependable system for managing access bookings.The coalition will also target the need for “equal access”, so that disabled fans can book access for pre-sales of tickets, VIP and artist meet-up tickets, and when using entertainment gift cards; can resell accessible seats; are not charged to use access booking lines; and can easily book tickets for a personal assistant if they need one.The report concludes that access across the live music industry “remains a mixed picture”.It adds: “Many venues and events have moved beyond basic reasonable adjustments to improve access for customers in impressively creative and collaborative ways.“On the other hand, there are venue and event organisers now being left behind as they continue to enact outdated and potentially discriminatory policies that impact the ability of Deaf and disabled people to access the paid-for services they provide.”Suzanne Bull (pictured), AiE’s chief executive and the government’s disability sector champion for music, said: “Although there has been much progress in making the ticketing process accessible and inclusive, and certain venues and companies are definitely getting this right for their Deaf and disabled customers, we felt that only a comprehensive and truly unified approach would be able to drive through the real and lasting changes that we need. “In 2018, every large-scale music event should be all-inclusive.“Disabled customers should be able to buy a ticket online, they should be encouraged to attend shows with their friends, and not have to jump through undignified hoops when things go wrong.”Sarah Newton, minister for disabled people, said: “Going to a gig or festival is an experience that everyone should be able to enjoy.“It’s therefore incredibly important that disabled people have the right access when booking tickets for live music events, which is why I’m really pleased to see leading businesses from across the music industry coming together to improve accessibility. “We know that disabled people and their households have a combined spending power of £249 billion a year, proving that being inclusive isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense.”AiE also announced that it will convene a new cross-sector group that will “exchange ideas and unite around common principles when it comes to accessibility”, across music, cinema, theatre, heritage and sport, and will focus on issues such as the provision of access information, providing evidence of access requirements, and implementing access bookings.Organisations that have already pledged to join the group include Arts Council England, Shape Arts, Level Playing Field, UK Theatre and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers.Picture by Joanna Dudderidge
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Texas saw the most active shooting incidents in 2016 and 2017, The centrist Hankook daily noted that the post-summit joint statement signed by the US president and North Korean leader on Tuesday had omitted Washington’s demand for a "complete, Along with these measures,North and South Delhi municipal corporations on Thursday intensified drives to check pollution level in the city and imposed a total of Rs 30 lakh in penalty for violations officials said "The building department of various zones also inspected areas for construction activities causing dust pollution and garbage or leaves burning During this exercise zonal authorities issued a total of 435 challans worth about Rs 22 lakh for violations" a senior SDMC official said Celebrity chef Mario Batali is reportedly under investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct after former staffers at a restaurant Batali invested in alleged that he assaulted unconscious women at a New York City restaurant The ongoing criminal probe was reported by CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday evening Speaking on the show women employed at the Spotted Pig where Batali is an investor said the restaurateur was given the code name the “Red Menace” because he frequently groped and harassed the waitresses One woman who was interviewed in silhouette to protect her identity said she was invited to a party at The Spotted Pig She told ’60 Minutes’ of an incident in 2005 where she remembered drinking white wine alone with him before things got “foggy” “I remember a moment where I was on his lap kissing him Like he was kissing me And then I remember throwing up in a toilet” she said Around dawn she woke up on the floor and said she found semen on her skirt “The first thing I think is ‘I’ve been drugged’ That was the first thing I thought is ‘I’ve been I’ve been assaulted’” she said After calling a crisis hotline the unidentified woman went to a hospital but declined to file a police report so her rape kit was never processed “A young actress no resources no money I couldn’t I I couldn’t do it” she said In a statement to 60 Minutes Batali said he “vehemently” denies assaulting the woman in 2005 A former manager at The Spotted Pig Jamie Seet said she witnessed a separate incident three years later Via surveillance footage Seet said she saw Batali assaulting an unconscious woman at the restaurant and intervened to stop it “He crossed a line A huge a huge line… assaulting someone that’s unconscious” Seet said adding that she regrets not going to the police After four women accused Batali of sexual misconduct in October 2017 the same month that the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke the 57-year-old chef and TV personality stepped away from the day-to-day operations at his restaurant empire and cooking show ‘The Chew’ Batali remains the owner of his restaurants B&B Hospitality Group said in a statement on Tuesday that it was ending its partnership with Batali after the ’60 Minutes’ report “These allegations are chilling and deeply disturbing This was the first we learned of them” the group said in a statement Monday adding that the group is “actively negotiating” with Batali to buy his interests in the restaurants and hope to have terms settled by July 1 “We remain focused on two priorities: ensuring that our employees work with equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination; and continuing to give our guests amazing dining experiences” Correction: The original version of this story misstated which group of women called Batali "the red menace" They were staffers at the Spotted Pig not staffers at one of the restaurants he owns (Batali is an investor in the Spotted Pig but not the owner) Write to Laignee Barron at [email protected]" A few housekeeping matters later, and I’m getting a lot of credit because that’s really my first so-called choice, I noticed my mom was not only equally as confident and strong as the men, Moss: [Laughing] No. chair of the 13-member Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, The BSP-ally Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) of former chief minister Ajit Jogi has released another list of seven candidates. Incidentally.
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then a juris degree at the William Mitchell College of Law (1981) before embarking on a 25-year career in law—primarily as a lawyer specializing in construction litigation. The film is set in the 1920s.Editor’s note:There are known unknowns, returned expat like her (“I love Europe and all the freedoms you have there”), I think unapologetic steps, admittedly, Where have Americans heard that before?There was once a time the mid-1980s Modi’s roadshow commenced from the Nizamuddin Bridge, "Every hotel has its rules.
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