AIFF makes request to FIFA to allot India matches to New Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI) On the advice of the Sports Ministry, the All India Football Federation has requested the world body, FIFA to allot Indias group matches of the Under- 17 World Cup to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here. The Under-17 World Cup will be held across six cities in the country from October 6-28. Usually, the host country of a FIFA tournament is placed in Group A but when the schedule of the Under-17 World Cup was announced in Kolkata on March 27 after an inspection visit by a FIFA team, Navi Mumbais D Y Patil Stadium was to host the Group A matches. New Delhi was to stage Group B matches, besides two Round of 16 games. If FIFA agrees to the AIFFs request to allot Indias matches to New Delhi, a reworking of group venues will be required. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said that it has requested the FIFA that the matches involving India be staged in New Delhi. “On the advice of the government, the AIFF has made a request to the FIFA to see if the group matches involving India can be held in New Delhi,” Das told PTI today. Asked if he expects the FIFA to agree to AIFFs request, Das said, “I cannot say as of now with 100 per cent certainty that New Delhi will host the group matches involving India. We have made a request and it is for the FIFA to take a decision. Let us see what happens.” “Unfortunately, Delhi cannot have matches after October 15 due to high pollution level after Diwali. The government felt since Delhi is the National Capital we can request FIFA to hold the matches involving India here,” he added. The Union Government has spent a lot of money for the prestigious tournament, the first FIFA event to be held in India, and it has been learnt that the Sports Ministry is keen to host the group matches involving India in New Delhi. The officials of the Local Organising Committee have also talked earlier about the possible presence of the Prime Minister at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here during the tournament. The FIFA team that announced the schedule after its inspection visit last month has not allotted any marquee event in New Delhi due to concerns over high pollution level after the Diwali festival. The FIFA team had said that New Delhi can host matches only upto October 16. The draw of the tournament will be held on July 7. PTI PDS SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

a month agoRodrygo Goes thrilled with Real Madrid goalscoring debut: I’m not Ronaldo

first_imgRodrygo Goes thrilled with Real Madrid goalscoring debut: I’m not Ronaldoby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRodrygo Goes was delighted with a goalscoring debut for Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat of Osasuna.The striker came on for Vinicius Junior after 71 minutes and as soon as he stepped on to the Santiago Bernabéu pitch he scored Real Madrid’s second goal, sealing the third consecutive win for Zinedine Zidane’s side in the league.At the end of the match, Rodrygo spoke to the media: “I’ve always had a bit of luck on debuts and I’m happy about that. Today I’m very happy to get on and to score and be able to help the team. I’d like to thank my family and teammates, who talk to me every day, give me a lot of confidence. I’ve already said that whenever I score in the Real Madrid jersey its emotional.”I don’t want any comparisons with Ronaldo [Nazário] being made because he’s one of the game’s all-time best and one of my country’s best. As for the goal… I controlled it well and knew that from there on in things would work out. I have to always show that I’m capable of playing here.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Your New Favorite Ballcap: Todd Snyder x New Era

first_img Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! Editors’ Recommendations Just when you thought a classic couldn’t possibly be improved upon, a collaboration effort like the recent Todd Snyder x New Era launch comes along — and turns that notion on its head.The latest collaboration effort from the lauded American menswear designer takes one of the simplest style upgrades a guy can make — trading in a typical athletic ballcap for something classier — and amps it up even further. Beloved for modern updates to heritage classics, like the Todd Snyder x Champion Pocket Sweatshirt, the designer appears to have followed that same mold with his latest launch (and you should definitely get other complementary gear at the new Todd Snyder NYC flagship store).The classic Yankees logo ballcap gets quite the update for winter, with four new, sharp colorways made from luxury wool crafted by the famed purveyor’s at British mill Abraham Moon and Sons. It’s one of the oldest vertical wool mills in the world, with the pedigree and quality to prove it — so it’s a natural choice for an upgrade to a classic. Colorways include a crisp brown herringbone, hearty enough to wear with a thick shawl-collar cardigan and a classic chambray shirt for plenty of weekend outings.The navy tweed hat strikes a particularly refined look for a ballcap — it’s the type of hat you could wear to travel this winter, and then off the plane for grabbing a pint at a nearby bar. And if you spend plenty of time in New York and want to show your spirit in a seasonally appropriate and distinctly stylish way, the Todd Snyder x New Era collaboration is a perfect way to check that goal off your list.It continues the designer’s history of taking the slightly unexpected — like a vintage version of a Timex watch from the 70s — and updating it in a way that’s ready for nearly anything. It’s the type of ballcap that would draw a second look — in a  good way.We wouldn’t necessarily recommend wearing a ballcap with a blazer to the office for a big meeting, but heading to happy hour after? Absolutely. What’s so great about the collaboration is the price — under $70 for a cap made with some of the best wool in the world is something to get excited about.And if you’re lucky enough to own other menswear wish list pieces from Todd Snyder — say, a beautiful winter overcoat — you should for sure pair the two items up together. With a ballcap this refined, it’ll work. An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer Introducing a New Look for The Manual The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites last_img read more

ACP Rises Maximum Draft for Neopanamaxes

first_imgzoom Based on the present and projected water level of Gatun Lake for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has updated the maximum allowable draft for Neopanamax and approved Panamax plus vessels transiting the new locks.Effectively immediately, the maximum allowable draft for these ships is increased to 13.72 meters Tropical Fresh Water (TFW), according to ACP’s latest advisory to shipping.Additionally, due to the current rainy season, the ACP said that the water conservation measures are now suspended as the water levels of Gatun and Alajuela Lakes have reached normal levels for this time of the year.The authority added that it will monitor the level of Gatun Lake during the remainder of the rainy season and may take necessary actions to minimize the possibility of imposing draft restrictions during the upcoming dry season.last_img read more

ABS to Provide Technical Support for probunkers LNG Ships

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: probunkers Classification society ABS has signed a joint development program (JDP) with probunkers to provide technical support as the shipping company is to design a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports around the world.Based in Athens, probunkers aims to design, build, own and operate a fleet of LNG supply vessels in seven ports initially — Houston, Rotterdam (or, alternatively, Antwerp), Gibraltar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Busan and Fujairah.The project, worth USD 343 million, was unveiled at Posidonia 2018 earlier this month.“Our vision is to become the premier global bunker supplier of LNG. Our collaboration with ABS will play a key role in realizing our ambition to build a reliable global-scale bunkering network that will support the future of sustainable shipping and green energy,” Alexander Prokopakis, probunkers Chief Executive, said.“With its low sulfur emissions, LNG is an attractive proposition for shipowners and operators responding to the 2020 Sulphur Cap. However, lack of bunkering infrastructure has been one of the key constraints on its adoption. ABS is proud to play a part in addressing that issue with probunkers,” Peter Fitzpatrick, ABS Vice President for Global Business Development, commented.As explained, the classification society intends “to help probunkers meet the technical and operational challenges that a project of this scale and ambition will need to overcome.”last_img read more

Pfizer in talks to merge offpatent drugs biz with Mylan Source

first_imgNEW YORK: Pfizer Inc is in talks to merge its off-patent drugs business with Mylan NV in a stock deal, according to a source familiar with the matter. Mylan shareholders would receive a little more than 40 per cent of the newly formed entity, with Pfizer shareholders receiving the remainder, the person said, adding that Pfizer would also get about $12 billion in proceeds from a new sale of debt. Separation of Pfizer’s off-patent business would be a tax-free spin-off, the person added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalLast year, Pfizer said it was planning to reorganize into three units, separating its consumer healthcare business. The restructuring will allow the company to evaluate its businesses better and could result in selling or spinning off its off-patent drugs, Wall Street analysts earlier said. The Wall Street Journal first reported about the talks between the companies on Saturday. Pfizer and Mylan did not immediately respond to requests for comment.last_img read more

Canada releases dates for Indigenous languages law consultations

first_imgAugust 20, 2018MétisWinnipeg, Manitoba (to be confirmed) August 10, 2018First NationsQuébec, Quebec June 19, 2018First NationsCalgary, Alberta August 30, 2018First NationsWinnipeg, Manitoba August 3, 2018InuitInuvik, Inuvialuit June 26, 2018MétisVancouver, British-Columbia August 31, 2018First NationsWinnipeg, Manitoba June 29, 2018First NationsKamloops, British-Columbia July 4, 2018First NationsNanaimo, British-Columbia APTN NewsThe Department of Canadian Heritage released a schedule of communities across the country where it will stop to talk about Indigenous languages, and how to develop legislation to protect them.The legislation was promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the federal election.The first meeting will take place in Ottawa on June 15, followed by Calgary on June 19, and Edmonton on June 22. Iqaluit will host the first northern consultation meeting on July 18, followed by Kuujjaaq on July 24, and Nain on July 27.Earlier this month, Canadian Heritage put a $100,000 contract out for tender for policy advice in developing language legislation.To date, the federal department has held sessions with Indigenous language practitioners, the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the National Metis Council.Indigenous Languages Consultation Schedule  August 29, 2018Urban InuitWinnipeg, Manitoba August 23, 2018MétisSaskatoon, Saskatchewan August 22, 2018First NationsRegina, Saskatchewan July 16, 2018Urban InuitMontréal, Quebec August 8, 2018First NationsMontréal, Quebec July 6, 2018First NationsPrince George, British-Columbia June 22, 2018First NationsEdmonton, Albertacenter_img July 30, 2018MétisEdmonton, Alberta June 27, 2018First NationsVancouver, British-Columbia July 27, 2018InuitNain, Nunatsiavut August 2, 2018First NationsYellowknife, Northwest Territories July 11, 2018First NationsThunder Bay, Ontario July 24, 2018InuitKuujjaaq, Nunavik August 28, 2018First NationsHalifax, Nova Scotia DateEngagement groupLocation July 31 and August 1, 2018First NationWhitehorse, Yukon August 24, 2018First NationsSaskatoon, Saskatchewan July 12, 2018MétisToronto, Ontario (to be confirmed) July 13, 2018First NationsToronto, Ontario July 18, 2018InuitIqaluit, Nunavut June 15, 2018Urban InuitOttawa, Ontariolast_img read more

Knidhi wants action on Lanka

The DMK chief said his party-backed TESO (Tamil Ealam Supporters’ Organisation) had passed a resolution last year, demanding that India set up a naval base in Dhanushkodi, the southern tip of India, or Mandapam in Rameswaram.“To save Indian fishermen from the atrocities of the Sri Lankan navy, Government of India should come forward to set up a naval base, at one of the said places and also adopt an approach similar to that of Gandhi and this would bring a lasting solution to the issue,” he added. He was freed following an apology, Karunanidhi said, adding such strong action would alone “reign in” Sri Lanka, whose navy is often accused of attacking and arresting Tamil Nadu fishermen, sometimes even killing them. DMK President M Karunanidhi stressed that setting up of an Indian naval base in Dhanushkodi or Mandapam near Rameswaram will bring a “lasting solution” to the issue of alleged attacks on fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, the New Indian Express reported.Karunanidhi said that many problems would have been averted if the Centre and Tamil Nadu government had shown even “one per cent” of that care for the state fishermen. In a letter to partymen in the DMK mouthpiece, ‘Murasoli,’ he recalled that when the late Indira Gandhi was prime minister, she had ordered for the arrest of a Sri Lankan navy captain for allegedly attacking Indian fishermen inside the country’s waters. read more

UN rights body adopts resolutions on Palestine Western Sahara mercenaries

The resolution on Palestine, adopted by roll-call vote of 51 in favour, 1 opposed and 1 abstention at the Commission’s session in Geneva yesterday, reaffirmed the “inalienable, permanent and unqualified right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including their right to establish their sovereign and independent Palestinian State.” It looked forward to the early fulfilment of that right and requested the Secretary-General to transmit the text of the resolution to Israel. The United States cast the lone dissenting vote.Further resolutions today called for Israel to cease repressive measures in the occupied Syrian Golan, end human rights abuses and withdraw from Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, and halt construction of settlements in the occupied Arab territories.In a resolution on Western Sahara, the Commission reiterated its support for the organization and supervision by the UN, in cooperation with the African Union, of a referendum for self-determination that was “impartial and free of all constraints.” It also called on the parties to cooperate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to solve the issue of people unaccounted for and to abide by their obligation to release without further delay all those held since the start of the conflict.The resolution on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination was adopted by a roll-call vote of 37 in favour and 9 against, with 7 abstentions. It reaffirmed that the use of mercenaries violated the principles of the UN Charter and urged all states to take the necessary steps and to exercise the utmost vigilance against the menace posed by the activities of mercenaries.In a resolution titled “combating defamation of religion” adopted by a roll-call vote of 32 in favour, 14 against and 7 abstentions, the Commission expressed deep concern at negative stereotyping of religions and manifestations of intolerance and discrimination in matters of religion or belief still in evidence in some regions. It voiced deep concern that Islam was frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism and noted with deep concern the intensification of the campaign of defamation of religions and the ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities in the aftermath of the tragic events of 11 September 2001. read more

Web streaming service Shomi says it will shut down

Web streaming service Shomi says it will shut down Shomi, a joint partnership between Rogers and Shaw created to compete with Netflix, says it will shut down operations as of November 30th.Shomi Senior Vice President and General Manager David Asch says the business climate and online video marketplace have changed markedly in the last few years. He says combined with the fact that the business is more challenging to operate than expected, they’ve decided to wind down operations.Rogers is the parent of 660 NEWS. shomi by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Sep 26, 2016 2:35 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

Myanmar UN welcomes final assessment of independent advisory panel on Rakhine state

“We welcome the release of the comprehensive report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine state and take note of its emphasis on issues related to identity and citizenship, particularly its call for freedom of movement for all people,” said UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric at today’s regular press briefing in New York. He also acknowledged its endorsement “to address the root causes of violence and reduce inter-communal violence.” “We look forward to reviewing the report’s recommendations further,” Mr. Dujarric continued, saying that in the meantime, the UN recognizes the significance of the Government’s establishment of the Commission – which was led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan – and “the importance of its mandate to analyze the situation of all communities in Rakhine state and draft recommendations toward conflict prevention, reconciliation, institution building and long-term development, as well as humanitarian services. The Spokesman concluded by affirming that “the UN stands ready to support the Government’s implementation of the recommendations for the betterment of all communities in Rakhine state.” Building on the Advisory Commission’s interim report, released in March, the final report puts forward recommendations to surmount the political, socio-economic and humanitarian challenges that currently face Rakhine State. The report is the outcome of more than 150 consultations and meetings held by the Advisory Commission since its launch in September 2016. Its members have travelled extensively throughout Rakhine state, and held meetings in Yangon and Naypyitaw, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Geneva. read more

Happy Birthday Neos Kosmos 62 years of serving the community

first_imgIt was on 13 February 1957, on Dimitri Gogos’ 26th birthday, that Neos Kosmos circulated for the first time.This birthday gift of the young founder to himself and to the Greek community was supported by journos, readers and businessmen right from the outset and their love carried it through the difficult early years. Fuelled with passion, they knew that they were working on something bigger than themselves.Though just a few pages at first, the brave little newspaper soon became a proud voice that championed the rights of the Greek community and kept them informed.62 years on and Neos Kosmos is going strong and has grown to encompass a global readership. It has proven that it can transcend distance and time and be as relevant as it ever was. It wasn’t just about objective news, but also about making a difference in society with the newspaper organising food rations for unemployed Greek migrants, meeting with Australian stakeholders to promote the interests of the Greek communities, being involved in the creation of the Antipodes festival, helping to create the first organisations for Greek senior citizens (Pronia and Frontida), working to ensure that the Greek language continued to thrive in Greek schools, etc. It collaborated closely with politicians, with many of the initiatives taken by former Labor prime minister Gough Whitlam being recommendations made by the newspaper, and its influence continued with Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser.During the Sixties, at a time when press censorship was rife in Greece, Neos Kosmos not only documented history but was also involved in the fight for freedom, ensuring tours to Australia by Andreas Papandreou, Mikis Theodorakis and other figures.Editor-in-chief Sotiris Hatzimanolis remembers the newspaper’s anniversary celebrations over the decades: “I remember when we were preparing the 30-year anniversary edition of Neos Kosmos in 1987 when the publisher at the time, Dimitri Gogos, said with his characteristic humour: ‘Impressive tribute. I hope we manage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Neos Kosmos and not just it’s… commemoration!’ The years went by and we celebrated the 40th anniversary in 1997 with even greater success, and an impressive edition of 120 (large) pages that currently hold the record for Neos Kosmos. On the 50th anniversary (you’d think it was yesterday) we celebrated with four magazines that went down in history in 2007. At 60, we celebrated with yet another impressive dedication…”What’s a birthday celebration without treats!This year, Neos Kosmos, our bilingual, triweekly newspaper has many reasons to be proud. According to the independent service of the ABC, it is larger than any other Greek publication, is considered the most successful non-English speaking newspaper of Australia and the largest serving the needs of Greeks living abroad.From 1957 until today there have been many changes to the look of the newspaper. Initially, just written in Greek with a few scatterings of English, the newspaper first formalised an English section in 1974. These days, Saturday is the main issue, with a Greek insert, printed every Saturday.With Christopher Gogos at its helm, the legacy of Dimitri Gogos lives on as Neos Kosmos is prepared to live up to its history and continue meeting the needs of the Greek community around the world.Staff members wish Neos Kosmos a HAPPY BIRTHDAYEugenia Pavlopoulou: Neos Kosmos turning 62, is a milestone by anyone’s measure. For me though this occasion is a lot more than an opportunity to celebrate and honour its history. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the immense contribution of the Greek Australian community as a whole to create and keep on adding to this history. So, long live all of you and thank you.Alexandros Anyfantis: Happy 62nd Birthday Neos Kosmos! As a new member of the family, it is a great pleasure being here as we begin to explore different horizons in the way we provide the news. I hope the Greek community continues to support us in our efforts. Here’s to another great 62 years!Anastasia Tsirtsakis: Wishing Neos Kosmos a very Happy Birthday! And a big thank you to the founder Dimitris Gogos, for seeing the need for such a publication, and having the vision to execute it so well. From day one, it has been a privilege to join my colleagues in giving voice to the many and varied stories within the Greek Australian community, both locally and abroad.Eleni Caragounis: It’s wonderful to be a part of Neos Kosmos serving it with love and loyalty for so many years.Wishing you many more years of success.Zoe Thomaidou: It’s not a small thing for a paper to be circulating continuously for 62 years. And what’s more continue evolving, while staying true to its foremost commitment: listening and responding to the voices of our community. A massive thank you to all of you who have supported Neos Kosmos over the years. Being part of the younger generation of its workforce, I can only wish for our work to remain  relevant, progressive and attuned to your needs. Να τα εκατοστήσουμε!Mary Sinanidis: Happy Birthday Neos Kosmos! If the portrait of Dorian Gray were a newspaper it would be this publication that at 62 has the same energy, enthusiasm and drive of that 26-year-old idealist that created it. May it continue to be as relevant to the next generation as it has been to the previous ones and outlive us all! Να τα χιλιάσουμε και βάλε! Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Western Digital se paye les disques Hitashi pour 43 milliards de dollars

first_imgWestern Digital se paye les disques Hitashi pour 4,3 milliards de dollarsLa société américaine a acheté la branche “disque” du fabricant japonais pour quelque 4,3 milliards de dollars, soit un peu plus de 3 milliards d’euros.Western Digital (WD) est le nouveau numéro 1 mondial des disques durs informatiques. La firme américaine a en effet racheté la branche “disques” de la marque japonaise Hitashi pour le montant pharaonique de plus de 3 milliards d’euros. Un rachat, sous forme de cash et d’actions pour les dirigeants d’Hitashi, qui permet ainsi à WD de passer devant Seagate sur ce marché lucratif.Western Digital, allié avec Hitashi, pèserait ainsi plus de 50% de parts de marché, devant Seagate et le Coréen LG. De son côté, le géant japonais, qui perdait beaucoup d’argent sur cette branche “disques”, ne conserverait donc que l’activité SSD (solid state disk, ou mémoire “flash”), secteur où il a également beaucoup investi. Le 8 mars 2011 à 13:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un soja résistant aux maladies développé au Paraguay

first_imgUn soja résistant aux maladies développé au ParaguayDes scientifiques travaillant aux Etats-Unis et au Paraguay sont parvenus à élaborer une nouvelle variété de soja, capable de résister à plusieurs maladies : le CM422.Une variété de soja résistante à diverses maladies. C’est ce que viennent tout juste d’élaborer des chercheurs des Etats-Unis et du Paraguay après plus de dix ans de recherches sur la plante. D’après les informations révélées, le “soja miraculeux” baptisé CM422 est capable de résister aux intempéries et à la rouille, qui fait apparaître des tâches orangées sur les feuilles de la plante. Il est de même insensible aux attaques de la macrophomina phaseolina, un champignon qui s’en prend normalement aux racines du soja. La variété de soja CM422 est “à 100% paraguayenne et donne un meilleur rendement et une productivité qui va de 2.800 à 4.000 kilogrammes à l’hectare”, explique Luis Llano Imas, le patron de l’Institut paraguayen de technologie agraire qui a développé ce soja en collaborant avec le ministère de l’Agriculture des Etats-Unis.Concrètement, la nouvelle plante oléagineuse n’aurait besoin que d’une seule application de fongicides, quand ses congénères cultivés au Paraguay en nécessitent cinq à six pour être correctement protégées. Une manière donc de réduire considérablement les coûts de production. Rappelons tout de même que le Paraguay se classe au 4e rang mondial des pays exportateurs de soja, après les Etats-Unis, le Brésil et l’Argentine.Le 20 mars 2012 à 20:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Renovations at the AIDS Foundation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – The AIDS Foundation is getting a much-needed facelift for the New Year, having ended 2017 in dire need of a new kitchen and other renovations.  Now, the finishing touches are being added to a set of new cabinets soon to be installed, thanks to a donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean.“At our afterschool program, we have a part-time cook who prepares a meal for the kids – the idea being that once they have a meal then at the end of the day they’ll be able to take their medication,” said Lady Camille Barnett, President of the AIDS Foundation.   “Our kitchen was in dire need of renovation.   The buildings we’re in now were donated to us in the late 1990s, and not much work has ever been done to them because we’ve had to use our resources for other things.   CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation will go towards helping us finish the renovations in the kitchen area, which is vital to the work that we do with young people.”Established in 1992, the AIDS Foundation engages in HIV/AIDS education, awareness, advocacy, support, treatment, and prevention.   Their afterschool program caters to people of all ages, and has three components: academic, psycho-social, and medical.“On the academic side, we have trained educators who work with the kids from 4:00pm until 5:30pm on school assignments Monday through Thursday.   The psycho-social component happens on Friday and it’s all the interaction we do to support them in terms of their health, especially those who are HIV positive.  We teach them anything from self-esteem building, to making good choices and life skills.  With the medical component we work very closely with the Ministry of Health, because they’re the healthcare providers for these young individuals.  We are actively involved with making sure they get to clinic appointments and that they take their medication.“We also found that as some of these kids have grown up, they need help with job preparation and we’re doing that with them as well.  So I like to call this the ‘holistic program,’ because we try to support them and meet all of the needs they have.  Sometimes it involves housing – at one point our social worker actually housed three of the kids in her home because there was no place for them to go and no one for them to be with.  We try to provide complete support for them and at the end of the day we want them to be healthy, productive, and independent young people – that’s the goal,” said Lady Barnett.Part of that process involves creating a “safe space” that is comfortable for program participants.  “There’s still a stigma surrounding HIV, and you don’t want the children coming to a place that’s broken down because that’s not good for their self-esteem. You want the place to look nice.  We’re receiving help to renovate our stairs soon, because they’re in pretty bad condition. So along with the donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean to renovate our kitchen – all of that is just giving it a little facelift.  I think coming to a place that looks decent and not broken down enhances everybody’s self-esteem.” PHOTO CAPTIONSCarpenter 1 – CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation to the AIDS Foundation is going towards kitchen renovations, with carpenter Quintin Anderson hard at work giving the non-profit organisation a much-needed ‘facelift.’Carpenter 2 – Carpenter Quintin Anderson puts the finishing touches on a set of cabinets for the AIDS Foundation’s soon-to-be refurbished kitchen – a dire need that was met with the help of CIBC FirstCaribbean.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Driver accused of fatal hit and run in SW MiamiDade arrested

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A driver accused of striking a man on his bicycle and fleeing the scene in Southwest Miami-Dade is now behind bars.According to police, Samuel Love struck and killed 55-year-old Gary King on Wednesday as he was riding his bike before he fled the scene. King was riding his bike along Southwest 171st Street and 102nd Avenue.He died on the scene.Love was taken into custody, Thursday night, and is being held on $10,000 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Andhra CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy swearing Giantkiller takes oath as the new

first_img Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy sworn-in as the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:40Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:39?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … A grand welcome has been staged for the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy who will take oath as the second chief minister of the diverged state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, May 30.The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium at Vijayawada city at 12 pm. The stadium has been arranged with a seating facility provided for nearly 11,000 people in front of the dais. The stadium has seven entry gates and six exit points.Jaganmohan Reddy will take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan, Telangana CM K Chandra Sekhar Rao, incumbent CM of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, DMK chief MK Stalin and Janasena Party Chief Pawan Kalyan are some of the few high profile people taking part in the swearing-in ceremony. [Representational Image]YSRCP official websiteAfter entering the stadium, the chief minister-designate is supposed to go around the stadium, greeting the visitors in an open-top jeep. The entire venue has been divided into 18 galleries for the convenience of the invitees. Nearly 20,000 people have been invited for the ceremony, including all the legislators and parliamentarians of the YSRCP.Around 14 LED screens have also been put up across the city for the live screening of the new chief minister’s swearing-in ceremony. More than 5000 police force have been deployed for smooth conduction of the ceremony.After the concluding the ceremony, Jaganmohan Reddy along with Telangana CM K Chandra Sekhar Rao will leave for Delhi to take part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony.center_img Closelast_img read more

Are Millennials Behind Price Drop in Houston Antiques

first_img 00:00 /03:55 Listen X Share – / 7People between the ages of 20 and 36 have one thing in common: they’re lumped into what has been dubbed the “Millennial Generation”.A year ago, Millennials surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation; making them a driving force behind trends in shopping.But it’s what Millennials are not buying that caught our attention.David Lackey is an appraiser, who has regularly made appearances on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow since the early 90’s.I visited Lackey at his shop, in Houston’s upscale River Oaks area. He tells me the market for antique furniture is down.“Traditional English and American furniture, overall, has fallen maybe 50% to 75%. But within every category, there are exceptions,” he says. “There are half as many antique shows in Houston as there were 20 or 30 years ago.”The Financial Times reported recent figures even show prices for high-end antique furniture plummeted 28% over the span of a decade.Lackey says there are a couple factors that contribute to the drop. One is the internet. Antique buyers can more easily shop around for lower prices, and items are more accessible. But another factor: Millennials who may not have inherited a love of antiques.“I go into more estates [and they’re] selling a lot of their stuff; they say their kids and grand kids do not want it. They made it very clear,” he says. “The younger generation, for the most part, is not very interested in formal candle-like suppers…. They don’t want silver, china, crystal, because they don’t intend to entertain that way.”I visited with Greg Nolte, one of the owners of Gen’s Antiques, in the Heights. His shop has been open for 14 years, and he says shifting trends greatly affect his industry. “The brick-and-mortar stores are suffering,” he says. “Our industry, in particular, is stuff you need to touch and feel, and know about: it’s very hard to sell online.”Nolte also says the internet has narrowed the items Millennials are interested in.“They have more access to information. The pieces that were mass produced are of less desire to them.  For example, Waterford crystal they’re no longer interested in; it’s carried on QVC,” he says.And the days of paying big bucks for old armoires may be gone.Marie Flanigan is an award-winning interior designer, based in Houston. She says her younger clients appreciate a cleaner aesthetic.“I would say there has been a shift away from antiques in a traditional sense,” she says. “The younger generation is looking for clean, chic, modern…. They care less about the idea of using a true antique, and are more into the idea of the overall look and the end result.”  I headed over to Montrose, and talked with 23-year-old Asheray Garcia. She lives with her parents in Spring. Even though she likes the idea of having antiques, she says it’s not feasible.“The reason why I don’t have many antiques is one: I don’t have own place. So I can’t decorate how I want it to be. And I don’t get that much money in paychecks. So, I can’t really afford it,” she says.According to the Pew Research Center, Millennials are living with their parents longer than the Baby Boomers did. Millennials also entered the workforce during the Great Recession of the late 2000s.26-year-old Rachel Hernandez is a manager of a vintage clothing store on Westheimer. For her, old is fine in clothes, but antiques miss the mark.“Antiques, these days, we feel are overpriced, maybe…. So spending a couple hundred for something that my grandma has doesn’t work. It’s not where it’s at,” she says.28-year-old Jet Finley has worked as a stylist for music videos. He thinks antiques are like any other trend. It’s out now, but he says style is cyclical.“I think a lot of people are afraid of antiques, because they’re so modernized now,” he says. “Fashion is pretty much a cycle….and they’re going keep on coming around, no matter how much you try and get rid of them.”Antique dealer David Lackey agrees.“Yes things will change in the future…. A lot of things will come back,” Lackey says. “Someday, the Millennials may be horrified when their children might want mahogany furniture, doilies, and figurines. They might just think, ‘It’s horrible. Why would you want that?’” To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller Without McConnells Support

first_imgAlex Wong/Getty ImagesSome Senate Republicans are hoping to provide Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, seen here in 2013 when he was FBI director, with more protections in case President Trump tries to fire himSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may not have any interest in allowing a vote on a measure to make it harder for President Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, but that isn’t stopping some Republicans from forcing the debate.North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis said Wednesday that he will continue working on a bill to allow Mueller access to speedy judicial review if Trump tries to force him out of his job leading the Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election — with or without McConnell’s support.“We’ll have a markup and a vote in committee,” Tillis told reporters. “It’s something that can lie in the Senate chamber. Facts may lead to passage or not.”Tillis said he plans to continue lobbying leadership on the bill, even after McConnell explicitly rejected the legislation.“This is not necessary, there’s no indication that Mueller is going to be fired,” McConnell said in a Fox News interview on Tuesday. He added, “We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate.”But Tillis and other supporters of the bill say they aren’t backing down. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that the goal isn’t necessarily to pass a measure with the hope of forcing Trump to decide between signing the bill or issuing a veto. The real goal, he said, is to send the president a message.“If the goal — and I think it should be — is to convince the president not to take this action,” Flake told reporters, “I think the message needs to be that we take this very seriously.”There are plenty of Republicans who say they agree the issue should be taken seriously, but they want to lobby Trump quietly — not through an aggressive public measure like voting on this bill.Supporters of the legislation say that’s just wishful thinking. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Tuesday that Republicans who hope to they can convince Trump not to fire Mueller through such discussions aren’t facing reality.“If he’s not listening to his own lawyers, I don’t think he’s going to listen to a bunch of U.S. senators,” Blumenthal said.Trump has crossed Republicans on a number of issues, like the recent tariffs on China. Many in Congress have grown wary of a string of White House firings — like that of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — that came without any warning. Blumenthal said Trump could do the same to Mueller.Another group of Republicans, including McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, simply believe Trump won’t fire Mueller.“It’s hard for me to just hypothetically think in this direction because I just don’t think it’s going to happen,” Hatch said on Tuesday. “It would be a mistake.”There are also political reasons for Republicans to want to avoid a public display of support for Mueller. Forcing a vote could also create an impossible choice for Republicans running for re-election against strong Democratic challengers.Either they vote against the president and commit what would be considered a cardinal sin by many in Trump’s fervent base, or they vote against protecting Mueller, which could anger moderates worried Republicans won’t stand up to Trump.Either way, Democrats like Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois want Republicans on the record.“It isn’t a question of whether Trump might one day veto it,” Durbin said Tuesday. “It’s whether they believe in the integrity of the special counsel or they believe anybody, including the president, should be above criminal investigation.”For now, a majority of Republicans say they agree that the special counsel should be allowed to finish his investigation. And they say they trust that Trump won’t get in his way.Speaking at a press conference with Japan’s prime minister Wednesday in Florida, Trump provided little clarity about the fate of Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen the Justice Department investigation since last year.Trump repeated his charge that the Russia matter is a “hoax,” but he stopped short of saying he would fire Mueller or Rosenstein.“They’ve been saying I’m going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months, and they’re still here,” Trump said.The president also reiterated his view that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians involved in the election interference. He also said that the White House has been cooperating with the Mueller investigation and “we want to get it over with, done with, put it behind us.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Hit gym after studying to boost memory

first_imgThe findings showed that students who exercised four hours after learning retained the information for two days in comparison to those who exercised either immediately or not at all. Exercise after the stipulated time was associated with more precise representations in the hippocampus – a brain region important for learning and memory.“It shows that we can improve memory consolidation and long term memory by doing sports after learning,” said Guillen Fernandez from Radboud University in the Netherlands. “The study suggests that appropriately timed physical exercise can improve long-term memory and highlights the potential of exercise as an intervention in educational and clinical settings,” Fernandez noted. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The study, published in the journal Current Biology, involved 72 students, who were made to learn 90 picture-location associations for 40 minutes. After that, they were randomly assigned to one of three groups: first group performed the exercise immediately after learning. The second group performed the exercise four hours later and the third did not perform any exercise.The exercise consisted of 35 minutes of interval training on an exercise bike at an intensity of up to 80 per cent of participants’ maximum heart rates.last_img read more