Beef traders refuse to withdraw strike in Goa

first_imgBeef traders in Goa on Saturday declined to withdraw their indefinite strike and demanded that the State government should crack down on vigilante groups who “harass importers of beef from neighbouring States.”Manna Bepari, president of the Qureshi Meat Traders Association of Goa, said that an assurance has been given by the Chief Minister’s Office that the “issue would be resolved within two days.” “We will not sell beef until the government finds a solution to the problem. We went to meet Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, but he is not in Goa. The CMO has assured us that a meeting of all stakeholders will be called within two days and the issue will be resolved,” Mr. Bepari said and added, “beef will not be sold in Goa until this problem involving vigilante groups and clarity on beef-import modalities are not resolved.”Mr. Bepari said that the strike of beef-sellers on Saturday was complete success. With the beef sales completely off on Saturday, the prices of mutton and chicken surged in the range of ₹30-40 across the tourist State. According to official statistics from the State-owned Goa Meat Complex, the State’s only abattoir facility allowed to slaughter cattle and buffaloes, nearly 30 tonnes of fresh beef is consumed in Goa every day. And majority of the beef is imported from Karnataka by the meat traders in Goa to meet the demand for the red meat. The beef traders have been accusing anti-beef vigilante groups and so-called ‘gaurakshaks’ of harassing them. Mr. Bepari said that they were tired of the raids on beef transporters coming from neighbouring states.“They are not allowing our business to function. Every other day these groups target the beef consignments which we order from the open market from Karnataka and government officials also keep harassing us,” Mr. Bepari said on Friday referring to recent raids on beef transporting vehicles, which he alleged were inspired by vigilante groups.last_img read more

ONE roundup: Tatsumitsu gets ONE flyweight GP date vs Demetrious Johnson

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Wada (21-10) is eight inches taller than the 4-foot-11 Balart (8-2) and he used his striking to great effect to earn some points in the minds’ of the judges especially in the second and third rounds.Although Balart scored a massive takedown in third round, Wada was able to land some stiff straights to maintain his control.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWada will next face Demetrious Johnson in the semifinals of the Flyweight Grand Prix.Meanwhile, Brazil’s Leandro Issa submitted China’s Fu Changxin via arm bar 3:03 into the first round of their fight. The Thai fighter was also the aggressor between the two consistently landing the stiffer kicks and dodging Momotaro’s headkicks.Bi Nguyen scored a quick technical knockout victory over Dwi Ani Retno Wulan 3:55 into the first round of their atomweight bout.The KillerHer Bee (5-3) bounced back from her loss to Jayme Hinshaw back in July of 2018 and also chalked up her first fight in ONE under the win column.Wulan, meanwhile, dropped to 1-1 with both of her fights happening under the ONE banner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Gustavo Galart vs Tatsumitsu Wada in ONE World Flyweight Grand Prix. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada escaped with the unanimous decision win over Cuba’s Gustavo Balart to advance to the ONE World Flyweight Grand Prix in the ONE: Roots of Honor card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Balart had early control of the match cutting open a wound above Wada’s left eye but the Japanese managed to recover and used his striking to neutralize the Cuban.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA semis: On a cold-shooting night, Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Magnolia DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With 10 seconds left, both fighters threw out all defensive planning and landed shot after shot but Topic got a little too excited and landed a couple more blows after the final bell.China’s Xie Bin submitted Afghan Ahmad Qais Jasoor in their bantamweight clash.Xie (6-2) applied the D’arce choke midway through the second round and Jasoor (5-2) was forced to tap out 2:27 into the period.“This is what I want to do, this is what I can do, this is what I trained to do, the D’arce choke, said Xie who his sixth straight fight.Singapore’s Niko Soe had a complete turnaround and earned the victory against Indonesia’s Eko Roni Saputra.Saputra had the initial advantage in their flyweight fight scoring a single-leg takedown early in the round.Soe, however, got into standing position and landed a sharp right elbow to Saputra’s forehead cutting open the Indonesian.The referee called for the doctor but the wound was too big to be closed in time giving Soe the win 3:03 into the fight.In the ONE Super Series, Thailand’s Lerdsila Phuket Top Team earned then convincing unanimous decision win over Japan’s Momotaro.Phuket Top Team relied mostly on his body kicks that Momotaro continuously absorbed throughout the fight. Leandro Issa Vs Fu Chang Xin in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIssa (17-7) is a natural bantamweight while Fu (8-2) is registered as a featherweight and the two fighters met at a catchweight of 149 lbs.The Brazilian had early control of the match and his brutal arm bar was just the punctuation to his dominance.Issa has now won four of his last five fights including this bounce back victory after losing to Muin Gafurov in October of 2018. Fu saw his five-fight winning streak get snapped.In the ONE Super Series kickboxing, Andrei Stoica scored a tough unanimous decision win over Ibrahim El Bouni in the light heavyweight division.Andres Stoica vs Ibrahim El Bouni in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoth fighters were aggressive throughout the second and third rounds but El Bouni suffered an unintentional eye poke late in the final round.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the late stoppage, Stoica was able to earn the nod of all three judges.In one of the thrilling matches of the night, James Nakashima recovered from Luis Santos’ constant striking and earned a technical knockout win 56 seconds into the second round of their welterweight bout.The United States’ Nakashima (11-0) won his first stoppage with his previous 10 wins all ending via the judges’ decision while Santos, of Brazil, (65-12) lost two of his last three fights.James Nakashima vs Luis Santos in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSantos and Nakashima had an awkward fall early in the second round and this lead to the Brazilian pulling his groin.With his health not at peak shape, Santos verbally told the referee that he couldn’t continue.Brazil’s Anderson Silva scored a quick knockout win over Australia’s in the heavyweight division for the ONE Super Series kickboxing event.Silva landed a stiff right hook that put Meunier to sleep 1:14 into the first round.In the third of the ONE Super Series bouts, Saemapetch Fairtex earned the majority decision win over Ognjen Topic.Fairtex was the more aggressive of the fighters landing the stiffer shots in the first two rounds but Topic managed to sneak in some blows in the third round. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Video: Watch Arizona’s Football Players Do Their First Haka War Dance Of The 2015 Season

first_imgArizona players watch as teammates perform their first Haka dance of the season.Arizona Haka DancePregame routines don’t get much more intimidating than Arizona’s “Haka” dance. The dance, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, has become a tradition for the Wildcats. Arizona’s football players have performed the first Haka of the season. It’s pretty awesome. First Haka of the Year #HardEdgeCamp #BearDown pic.twitter.com/BpIvKAUEXe— Matt Dudek (@AZ_Matty_D) August 23, 2015That’ll get you fired up. Arizona opens its 2015 season Sept. 3 against UTSA.last_img

Increased Computer Access at Holy Trinity High School

first_imgHoly Trinity High School is on the way to improved academic results, with the assistance of technology, and teachers being able to “walk” with laptop computers for use in classes. Some 300 seventh graders will also benefit from 20 new Internet-enabled desktop computers, which have been installed in the school’s reading room. A total of 45 computers were formally handed over to the institution in Kingston, on Tuesday, March 12, by representatives of William Charter High School in Philadelphia, in the United States. Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, who witnessed the handing over, noted that the school was described in the past as falling behind, but is now leading the secondary school system in the improvement of Grade Seven Literacy. “If we do not deal with appropriate numeracy and literacy interventions at the Grade Seven level, we are courting failure at the higher grades…therefore young people, you’re being given a tremendous advantage – don’t watch where you come from – consider where you can be at the end of Grade Seven, so that you can be good students in any subject,” he told the students. The Minister emphasised that this is a “big opportunity” which can be duplicated in schools across the country. “We want to ensure that schools recognize the importance of not just taking in grade seven students and moving them through the system – but making the appropriate individual interventions. The technology that you have been given today, affords you the opportunity to do that,” he said. Principal, Margaret Bolt, welcomed the donation. “We really want to use technology to drive improvement in literacy and we also want to be able to assist our teachers to engage in using technology. Many times they don’t have the facility in their rooms. We have a lot of technical areas, and so the teachers want to be able to walk with the technology into the workshops,” she told JIS News. She explained that William Penn Charter High School has also made available two technical persons for installation, and to train the teachers in using the technology. The Grade Seven students use the reading room up to three times per week. Meanwhile, Manager of Technology and Network Services at William Penn Charter High, Paul Blackwood, said the collaboration came about from connection with the Principal years ago, while she was at another institution.“This is the first phase of what we are trying to do. The reading lab was in need of being refurbished, so that was our project to refurbish with desktop computers and then give the heads of department laptops, so they could become a mobile workforce,” he said.Mr. Blackwood further informed that e-mail accounts have been established for all members of the Holy Trinity faculty, with a view to creating accounts for all the students over time.“We believe that by having a presence and point of contact on the web, the stakeholders who want to be vested in the total development of the school will have that point of contact, and see that the school has a professional presence,” he said.The cost for the batch of computers is approximately US$10,000.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterslast_img read more

Feds begin payouts to informants for offshore tax intelligence

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government has begun making payments to secret informants for intelligence that has so far brought in more than $19 million from offshore tax evaders.Newly released documents say the Canada Revenue Agency issued the first payments under its offshore tax informant program between April 2018 and the end of March this year.The program launched five years ago as part of the government’s efforts against international tax evasion.The revenue agency says it cannot disclose the specific amounts paid to informants, as that data could potentially reveal their identities.However, under the program, the reward is between five and 15 per cent of the federal tax collected in cases where the amount assessed and recouped exceeds $100,000.The new figures were recently presented to the House of Commons in response to written questions from New Democrat MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

BC Chamber of Commerce reports on the Budget 2019

first_imgThe BCCC shares the areas the Budget did not address issues identified by businesses;A commitment to a comprehensive review of the taxation system to make it fair and less cumbersome for businesses.A broad-based commitment to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) reports the Budget 2019 leaves business concerns to the side by falling short on addressing fundamental issues that affect B.C. businesses.The BCCC share there were some small wins in the budget, yet the budget failed to address key issues such as global tax competitiveness, reduced business confidence, and a slumping investment in BC businesses.“Our 2018 Collective Perspective Survey showed that confidence in the BC economy is declining in 50% of BC businesses.  “Current tax rates are hurting our ability to compete globally,” says Val Litwin, CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. This budget didn’t adequately address productivity or competitiveness in a way that will grow our economy, create meaningful employment, and generate the revenues we need to sustain a healthy prosperous province and country,” Litwin says. The BCCC shares the areas the Budget did deliver in areas significant to BC Businesses;Multiple funding mechanisms to ensure that high-speed internet access is Canada-wide by 2030, with $1.7 billion specifically earmarked for rural, remote and Northern communities.$631.2 million to expand Work-Integrated-Learning (WIL) programs, with a view to create up to 20,000 new WIL opportunities outside of STEM-related fields.$150 million to create new partnerships between government and industry to create up to 20,000 new WIL opportunities.Multiple funding mechanisms to enhance apprentice programs in skilled trades.$3 billion in tax incentives through the SR&ED tax incentive to support business research and development (R&D) in Canada. The program provides a 35-per-cent refundable tax credit to eligible small and medium-sized businesses.center_img A renewed commitment to eliminating inter-provincial trade barriers and mobility.Support for SMEs to find new export opportunities and expand Canada’s ability to diversify its trade.A clear strategy to move the Trans Mountain pipeline forward, given the significant investment made by Canadian taxpayers.Budget 2019 proposals the BCCC share, require more consideration and details before determining the impact on businesses;The Budget identified funding programs to develop “regulatory roadmaps” to address stakeholder issues and irritants. While these efforts align with the BC Chamber’s interest in reducing the regulatory burden on Canadian businesses, the Budget proposals, unfortunately, maintain a lacklustre, made-by-government solution to a made-by-government problem.The new Canadian Training Credit and EI Training Support Benefits to support the up-skilling and re-skilling of Canadians align with the BC Chamber’s recommendations. However, the potential impact on small businesses remains unclear. The BC Chamber needs more information and wants to see a commitment that business is consulted.The Budget offered little new information regarding the national pharmacare plan. The BC Chamber supports focusing on the 10% of Canadians that are uninsured or underinsured and also supports the value of bulk drug purchasing to help British Columbians manage costs.The BC Chamber supports the Global Talent Stream program but would like to see a commitment from the program to bring skilled immigrants to rural communities, where they are often most needed.The BC Chamber network will continue to engage with Federal representatives to prioritize restoring a competitive tax structure, reducing regulatory burdens, and increasing access to skilled labour as critical priorities to maintain prosperity for all British Columbians.last_img read more

The price of silence

first_imgThe small municipal town of Pollachi in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district has numerous first generation learners. It is easier to soft-target women in such a situation, as precisely has happened in the small town. The apprehension of few accused at the end of February brings more than a semblance of justice to the victims; it brings to highlight the prevalence of normalised sexual abuse of the vulnerable to appalling extents. This has snowballed into a major scandal with the emergence of local reports that at least a few hundred women in the town were victims of organised racket of sexual abuse, blackmail, and extortion. The reports state that just one survivor has filed a complaint despite that fact that many have confirmed on police helpline that they have suffered abuse, blackmail, and extortion at the hands of predators. The apparent reason for them not putting in a written complaint is the pervading culture of victim-shaming. Further, among the accused was a member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (who was subsequently removed from the party), and Opposition parties allege that the case involves those much higher in the State’s ruling party leadership. What we see here is that the crumpled social fabric is losing focus from the issue at hand and instead, this incident is pushed towards unnecessary politicisation. The case was subsequently handed over to CBI upon the Governor’s consent, but this does not address the reasons that led to such disgrace. Also Read – A compounding difficulty Sexual abuse, assault, misconduct are much more prevalent than perceived but hardly spoken about due to social apathy in general for such things. The price of not speaking up is enormous – and is paid collectively. Young women from the town are expressly avoided for matrimonial consideration by neighbouring regions and communities. Apart from taking a toll on their self-esteem and self-worth, higher education of women is severely threatened. They are encouraged to enroll in correspondence courses instead of regular ones. This is a very retrograde trend whereby education is a mere formality or socially acceptable method of biding time (until marriage) and not valued for its intrinsic quality. If women are not free to go out and get education, they are virtually incapacitated to go out and do anything on their own. Legal intervention is only the first step in setting things right. Ultimately it is a social issue that must be addressed by a concerned civil society. Silence must be actively discouraged. Survivors must be supported.last_img read more

Eerie Easter

first_imgNearly a decade after the 26-year long civil war in Sri Lanka came to a long-awaited close, the people of the island nation were crudely jolted with a series of coordinated attacks on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. Other nationals killed in the dastardly attack include Indians, Japanese and of USA. In solidarity with Sri Lanka, other nations and world leaders extended their condolences the grieving nation. On a day of worship and cheer, memories of the civil war were wrenched back in a flash. Faraz Shauketaly, a prominent journalist, spoke about the Sri Lanka Civil War and its connection to Sunday’s attack, reiterating that in Sri Lanka, the ethnic conflict began approximately 40 years ago and finished 10 years ago. The 3-decade long war was perpetrated by mainly a group of terrorists who claimed to want independence in the northern part of Sri Lanka, is a tiny island, about 240 miles long and 140 miles wide. May 18, 2019, will mark the 10-year anniversary of the end of the nation’s civil war fought between the Sri Lanka government and its Sinhala Buddhist majority and the Tamil Tigers minority ethnic group. Warning of more attacks in Sri Lanka, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commented that the United States will keep fighting “radical Islamic terror” in the wake of the Sri Lanka attacks. This comment very easily labels the mishap with a colour and a community that is otherwise vulnerable on the global stage. These attacks come in line with notorious attacks on churches, the latest being the fire that ravaged Notre Dame. The leaders of Sri Lanka, however, showed remarkable grit and insisted that the national suffering must not become a political game.last_img read more

Libyan deputy industry minister shot dead

first_imgTripoli – Assailants gunned down a Libyan deputy minister overnight, officials said on Sunday, in the first killing of a government member since the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.Deputy industry minister Hassan al-Droui was shot dead during a to his hometown of Sirte, east of Tripoli, which was also Kadhafi’s hometown, security and hospital officials said.And in another sign of the instability plaguing the country, the toll from tribal clashes in the southern town of Sebha rose to 27 dead, with another 72 people wounded in the unrest. “Hassan al-Droui, the deputy minister for industry, was killed by unknown attackers overnight, during a visit to his native city of Sirte,” a security official told AFP.“Unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets on Mr. Droui in central Sirte,” the official said on condition of anonymity.A medical official at the city’s Ibn Sina hospital said Droui had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.The Libyan government denounced a “cowardly criminal act” and said in a statement it would “spare no effort to track down the perpetrators and prosecute them.”Droui was a former member of the National Transitional Council, the political arm of the rebellion that brought an end to Kadhafi’s 42-year rule.He was appointed deputy minister for industry by the transitional government’s first premier, Abdelrahim al-Kib, and kept his job when Prime Minister Ali Zeidan took office.Sirte, which lies on the Mediterranean coast about 250 miles (400 kilometres) east of Tripoli, was the last regime bastion to fall into rebel hands in the 2011 uprising during which Kadhafi was killed.Since the collapse of Kadhafi’s autocratic regime, Libya has been plagued by sporadic violence, including a string of assassinations targeting top army and security officials and the brief abduction of Zeidan.Deadly tribal clashesThe number of casualties from clashes between rival tribes in the southern town of Sebha and nearby Murzuq and Al-Shati rose to 27 dead and 72 wounded, a government statement said on Sunday.Fighting broke out in the area on Saturday pitting gunmen from the Arab Awled Sleiman tribe against tribesmen from the Toubou minority.Local sources said the clashes were sparked by the death on Thursday of a militia chief linked to Awled Sleiman, adding that the tribe accused the Toubou of murdering him.The Toubou are black oasis farmers by tradition who also live in southern Libya, northern Chad and Niger, who have repeatedly said they were being marginalised.A previous toll from the town’s local council had said that 19 died in the fighting and another 27 wounded.Fresh fighting broke out in Sebha on Sunday morning, witnesses reported.But in the afternoon the streets appeared to be calm, they said, adding that troops and policemen reinforcements were deployed in the town.The government said in a statement it sent reinforcements to secure residential areas and strategic installations in Sebha and that a “committee of elders” was trying to end the unrest.The fighting was the worst between the rival tribes since they struck a ceasefire agreement in March 2012 following deadly battles that killed at least 150 people and wounded 400 others.The Toubous have long complained of marginalisation by Libyan society, while Arab tribes have accused the minority of employing foreign fighters, particularly from Chad.The tribal clashes in Sebha could have a knock-on effect on production at several nearby oilfields in the mostly-desert south.Libya is currently struggling with a months-long oil crisis, which erupted when security guards at key oil terminals in the east shut them down, accusing the authorities of corruption and demanding a more equitable distribution of oil revenues.Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Arusi said last month that lost production from the blockades had cost Libya about $9.0 billion (6.6 billion euros) in revenues.last_img read more

The Seahawks Dont Stand A Chance Unless Russell Wilson Can Keep Up

The most anticipated matchup of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs might be the Atlanta Falcons’ No. 1 scoring offense against the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 3 scoring defense. But the game between the two teams may be decided when the ball is in Russell Wilson’s hand.When the two met in Week 6, the Seahawks edged the Falcons in Seattle, 26-24. But both teams have played a lot of football since then, and though Wilson has already led the Seahawks to eight playoff wins in his young career, he might not have enough talent around him to go into the Georgia Dome on Saturday and end the Falcons’ season.The most obvious change to either team has been the Seahawks’ loss of safety Earl Thomas; his five-year Pro Bowl streak ended when he missed five of the Seahawks’ last six regular-season games with injuries. With him patrolling the backfield, the Seahawks allowed just 16.4 points per game. In the Seahawks’ five regular-season games without him, opponents averaged 22.4 points, including 34 points in a home capitulation to the already-eliminated Arizona Cardinals.But as much as the Seahawks have missed Thomas, it is their offense that has struggled with explosiveness and consistency all season. The 26-6 final score of last week’s wild card game against the Detroit Lions might make it look as though the Seahawks are back to business as usual. But going into the fourth quarter the score was just 10-6.While the Seahawks’ offensive line earned praise for its dominant run-blocking performance against Detroit, it also allowed slumping Lions pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah to register two sacks, as many as he tallied throughout the regular season. The Seahawks will have a much tougher task on Saturday when they face the Falcons’ Vic Beasley, who had 15.5 sacks in the regular season.Tailback Thomas Rawls set a franchise playoff rushing record against the Lions, but going into the rematch with the Falcons there’s little depth behind him. Christine Michael, the Seahawks’ top rusher in the first Atlanta game, now plays for the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that C.J. Procise, who has been out since Week 11 with a shoulder injury, will be a game-time decision; fifth-round rookie Alex Collins would be the only option behind Rawls if Procise can’t go.Between Michael, tailback C.J. Spiller and receiver/returner Tyler Lockett, 43 percent of the Seahawks’ 333 total yards in Week 6 were produced by players no longer on the Seahawks active roster, and the Falcons still outgained them 362-333 in that game. Wilson targeted wideouts on just 43.2 percent of his attempts; according to Pro Football Reference’s charting, he attempted only two passes deeper than 14 yards all day. He threw no touchdowns.The lack of deep passing that day was partly by design, to keep opposing pass-rushers off the banged-up Wilson.“We’ve been careful in how we would expose Russ,” head coach Pete Carroll later told the team’s official site. “He was begging us to do more and all that, but we were trying to do the right thing by him, and he was doing phenomenal things just to play for the last two months.” But Wilson’s adjusted yards-per-attempt didn’t increase meaningfully after that interview.Though three rushing touchdowns got Seattle the points they needed to win in Week 6, they might not have happened if the Falcons hadn’t set them up: Ryan’s sack-fumble on his own nine-yard line led to the game’s first score; his interception near midfield set up the last one.Even then, it almost wasn’t enough. The Seahawks’ final go-ahead field goal still left Ryan and company with a 1:57 to drive for a game-winning score; a controversial fourth-down no-call sent them packing:Since that play, however, the Falcons spent the season improving — and proving themselves the better team.In Football Outsiders’ Weighted DVOA, which prioritizes recent performance, the Falcons are the No. 4-ranked overall team at 19.8 percent; the Seahawks are ranked 14th at 4.7 percent. While the Seahawks’ offense ranked 17th in both season-long (-2.7 percent) and weighted (-2.1 percent) DVOA, the Falcons’ defense rises from 27th (8.1 percent) to 22nd (5.6 percent) when recent games are more heavily weighted.Now Wilson will have go on the road and score more points against the improved Falcons than Ryan can score against the Seahawks’ struggling defense.Check out our latest NFL playoff predictions. read more

New TCI Kidfit to benefit from Moveathon 2018

first_img Related Items:#MoveathonTCI2018, #TCIkidfit Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 31, 2017 – Providenciales – A new program is coming to encourage healthier lifestyles among our youngest residents thanks to Nutrition in Demand and Move-a-thonTCI 2018.  Kidfit will be launched this year, adding to half a dozen other nutrition outreach programs started by TCI Registered Nutritionist, Tamika Handfield.“It is Nutrition in Demand’s biggest fundraiser and all funds raised for the running of the various programs in the community.  Some programs include: nutrition education workshops, disease prevention workshops, nutrition education and culinary classes for children and our newest program starting in 2018 will be KidFit….a exercise program just for children.  They will be engaged in physical activity through fun and interactive games.”Handfield in speaking to Magnetic Media explained this sixth installment of her walk, run and cycle event is designed to jumpstart and undergird New Year’s goals for healthy living.“Many people make New Year’s resolutions and many of those resolutions are health related.  Therefore, one of the main aims of Move-a-thon was to encourage residents to kick start their New Years resolutions.  This is why it is held so early in January.  We believe it’s the perfect time especially since so many of us over indulge during the holidays.  Over the years, Move-a-thonTCI has grown to become one of TCI’s premier sporting events.”It is the first health-based community activity on the annual calendar, attracting hundreds of all ages – year after year – to the starting line at The Bight Park at 6am for a 5k or 10k or half marathon and full marathon, which is 26.2 miles.“The organizing committee has prided itself on making #Move-a-thonTCI a family friendly event.   Everyone from 0-100 is welcomed to either walk, run, cycle or be pushed in a wheelchair.  The aim is just to get moving!  We have had toddlers being pushed by their mothers, older children on tricycles and we’ve even had a few dogs in previous years.  So, everyone is welcomed to join us on Jan 13th, 2018.”The walk, run, cycle is capped off with a health fair featuring the island’s leading medical facilities and supporters of healthy living.Registration opened just before Christmas and is ongoing. Secure the 5k at $20; 10k at $25; Half Marathon at $35 and Marathon at $65.  Contact Tamika Handfield: 649-442-3978 to join Move-a-thon2018.#MoveathonTCI2018#TCIkidfit Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Another Year of Rave Reviews for TCI Move A thon 2018last_img read more

Senate Passes Bill For Fair Liquor License

first_imgThis year, following the release of the legislative audit, the board began to crack down on recreational license renewals, with members saying they have no choice under existing state law. Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) sponsored the bill: “Eleven business licenses across the state, including the state fair, were at risk of no longer operating. In largely it’s because of the bureaucracy of the ABC Board (Alcohol Beverage Control Board) just deciding they were going to read the statue in a different way.”  Micciche: “Sometimes government moves away from operating with common sense, and that’s when we have to step in.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate on Monday passed legislation that will allow the fairs in Alaska to continue selling alcohol. The bill passed in the Senate by 19-0, creates several new liquor license types, including a fair license. The bill now moves onto the Alaska House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Fair Micciche says the bill is in response to a more stringent reading of state law by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The measure will also allow skiing and snowboarding under the definition of recreational sites, which Micciche said had been traditionally permissible previously.last_img read more

Gold Prices Fall for 3rd Straight Day On Poor Demand Global Cues

first_imgThe weakening global trend in gold prices saw drop in prices for the third consecutive day in India. Gold prices fell further by ₹25 to ₹ 26,650 per 10 gm at the bullion market in Delhi on Monday due to poor demand from jewellers and retailers, reports DNA. Gold prices in Singapore slipped 0.4% to $1,187.27 an ounce, with Indian prices also reflecting a similar sentiment. Silver slid 0.8% $16.15 an ounce, the lowest level since 2 December. Gold prices in Singapore normally dictate price trend in India. An upswing in US employment data and a strengthening dollar has reduced gold’s appeal for investors, and the continued drop in demand from jewellers and retailers has not helped improve sentiment.Gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity fell to ₹  26,650 and ₹ 26,450 per 10 gm respectively. Representational ImageReutersSilver lost ₹ 50 to ₹ 36,650 per kg on the back of reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers; weekly-based delivery fell by₹75 to ₹36,625 per kg.  traded at ₹62,000 for buying and ₹63,000 for selling of 100 pieces.last_img read more

US shooter identified as 28yrold exMarine

first_imgNeon signs are on display at The Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of a mass shooting, is seen on 8 November, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California. Photo: AFPThe gunman who killed 12 people in a crowded California country music bar has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former Marine, the local sheriff said Thursday.The suspect, who was armed with a .45-caliber handgun, was found deceased at the Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of the shooting in the city of Thousand Oaks northwest of downtown Los Angeles.“We believe he shot himself,” Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.“We have had several contacts with Mr. Long over the years, minor events, a traffic collision,” Dean told a news conference.Deputies were called to Long’s house in response to a disturbance in April this year and “felt he might be suffering from PTSD,” he said.Long was “somewhat irate. Acting a little irrationally,” he said. However, mental health specialists who were called in “talked to him, and cleared him.”Investigators have not established a motive for the shooting, and knew of nothing that connected Long to the Borderline.Dean said Long was veteran who had served in the Marine Corps.last_img read more

Rookie truck driver mows down two injures one

first_imgKolkata: An attempt to drive a newly bought truck by the owner proved fatal for two local villagers as they were mowed down by the vehicle.The incident took place in Murarai area of Birbhum on Sunday morning. According to the district police, one Ridhan Khan, a resident of the same area bought a new truck a few days ago. Ever since the vehicle was bought, the owner attempted to drive it. Being a learner, Khan accompanied by a driver, had driven the vehicle for a very short distance in a few previous occasions. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBut he never knew that his attempt on Sunday morning would claim two lives and injure another.Locals informed police that he was trying to learn driving when the accident occurred. It was learnt Khan suddenly lost control over the truck while driving and it eventually rammed into a tea stall. As a result, Sentu Seikh and arbaz Khan, who were sitting inside the tea stall, were crushed to death. Police and locals rushed to the spot and brought out the victims from under the debris. They were declared brought dead after being taken to a nearby hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAnother person identified as Alam Seikh sustained critical injuries in the accident. His condition is stated to be critical. He has been undergoing treatment in the hospital.The tea stall was completely damaged. Khan has been absconding since the incident took place. The frontal portion of the truck also got damaged. Police are conducting raids to nab the truck owner. The vehicle has already been seized.In another accident, 28-year-old Krishnapada Majhi (28), a matador driver was killed after the vehicle he was driving overturned. Five others have been injured in the accident that took place in Ahara village under Adra police station in Purulia on Sunday morning. Majhi along with five other passengers were going to Jharkhand.Eyewitnesses told the police that the vehicle was running at a high speed at the time of the accident. While taking a sharp turn the driver lost control over the matador and it overturned. Locals rushed to the spot immediately after the accident and brought the driver from inside the mangled portion of the vehicle. The other injured passengers were also rescued. They were all rushed to a nearby hospital where the driver was declared brought dead. Others are undergoing treatment in the hospital. Some of the injured victims are in critical condition, police said.last_img read more

Balurghat celebrates 2day Ekatai Sampriti programme

first_imgBALURGHAT: ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ programme was inaugurated at Balurghat high school ground on Friday. The programme was inaugurated by South Dinajpur district magistrate Deepap Priya P at 4 pm. The programme will be continue till November 18.While inaugurating the programme, Deepap Priya P said: “Through this programme we are spreading the message of unity, harmony and integration. The state government has already undertaken many development projects for the people of our state. This programme will help us deliver a positive message. We also do invite people to take part in it in large numbers.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAround 15 stalls have been set up by 17 individual state government departments. Notably, the organiser of the programme has arranged various interesting cultural programme to sensitise people. Reputed singers, bachick artists and gambhira artists from Kolkata apart from the district will take part in the three-day festival. The Mamata Banerjee government after coming to power in 2011 has organised many such programmes in a bid to strike a close connection with among people and to aware them about numerous development projects undertaken by the government. ‘Development and only Development’ is the motto behind organising such programmes. ‘Ekatai Sampriti’ is one of those one. Additional district magistrate (general) Krittibas Nayak, ADM (development) Mrinmay Biswas, ADM (LR) Pranab Kumar Ghosh, Sub-divisional Magistrate Isha Mukherjee, Public Prosecutor Subhas Chaki, NBSTC director Biplab Khan along with many dignitaries were present at the programme.last_img read more

Korea Tourism Organization gives Jeju Island the star treatment

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Jeju Island, Korea Tourism Organization Friday, July 19, 2019 Korea Tourism Organization gives Jeju Island the star treatment TORONTO — Few Canadians are familiar with Korea’s Jeju Island, but that’s about to change, says the Korea Tourism Organization.In the spirit of Korea Tourism Organization’s (KTO) new model of bringing popular Korean regional tourism organizations to Canada, the KTO gave Jeju Island the star treatment at trade events last week in Toronto and Vancouver.Dinner presentations attended by travel retailers and KTO supplier partners showcased Jeju Island’s culture and natural beauty.Jeju, Korea’s largest island and only an hour flight from Seoul, is filled with folklore and culture, says the KTO. The island is known for its beach resorts, volcanic coastline and cavelike lava tubes.At the Vancouver event: Douglas Yiu, Sales Manager of Korean Air Vancouver office; Youngdon Lim, Regional Manager of Korean Air Vancouver office; Hongbai Park, President of Jeju Tourism Organization; John Park, Director of Korea Tourism Organization Toronto officeIan Rhee, General Manager of the Jeju Tourism Organization (JTO), says: “Whether you are here just for travelling or relaxation, there are unlimited things you can do ranging from outdoor activities to various theme parks or you can enjoy ocean views at the cafes. Take a tea class and enjoy the freshly made teas at the largest green tea farm on the island is also another way to explore the island as it is famous for its green tea products.”More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamJeju Island has its own distinct culture that differs greatly from that of the mainland Korea, he added. Due to its special geographic location, both historically and in modern day, Jeju is a sought after and much-visited destination in Asia. The geographical evolution of the island is truly unique and offers a very different landscape and culture than the mainland of Korea.At the Toronto event: John Park, Director of Korea Tourism Organization Toronto office; Hongbai Park, President of Jeju Tourism Organization; Cheol Heum Hwang, Regional Manager of Korean Air’s Toronto officeJohn Park, Director of KTO, Toronto Office, added: “The island is famous for its strong winds, stone, and its women. Tourists will have a chance to experience and see Haenyeo, the female divers who played a key role in the economy of the island by harvesting seafood for many centuries.”Visitors can meet the divers and learn more about the Haenyeo culture by visiting the Haenyeo museum or Aqua Planet, notes Rhee. They can also learn to become a Haenyeo by visiting the fishing village or experience life in the ocean as a Haenyo at the diving school. As it is a disappearing culture, the government is trying to preserve and encourage a newer generation to become a Haenyeo.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerWith the announcement of world’s second largest Grand Hyatt hotel, plus a Four Seasons hotel, set to open on the island in 2020, Hong-Bai Park, president of JTO, says he believes the new developments will give visitors more choices in the increasingly popular tourist destination.Over 12 million passengers flew between Seoul and Jeju in 2016, making it the busiest air route in the world.More information about Korea is at visitkorea.or.kr.center_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgThe coach, though, admitted there are about five or six plays that would have to be removed from the game plan if Ellington is unable to go because no one else on the team can do them.“Other than that, just keep on rolling.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Ellington said he hurt the knee when he turned to make a cut toward the end of Thursday’s practice, but noted he feels better Friday than he did the day before.“I’m good to go,” he said. Granted, that kind of goes against what Arians said, but Ellington is banking on the next couple of days giving him enough time to heal.“That’s a lot of rest, two days,” he said. “I’m going to continue to rehab and get to Sunday and kind of get out there and run around a little bit.”A sixth-round pick out of Clemson last April, Ellington has emerged as one of the team’s most dynamic playmakers. A running back, he has gained 441 yards on just 73 carries and caught 28 passes for 247 yards. He’s scored three total touchdowns.Should Ellington miss the game, Rashard Mendenhall and Stepfan Taylor would figure to pick up the slack, with Alfonso Smith also being in the mix for some additional work. “Just one guy out,” Arians said of the blow that would be not having Ellington. “There’s still a bunch of guys who are capable of taking his place, and we’ll make our adjustments that we need to make.” Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — It came as a bit of a shock when Andre Ellington’s name appeared on Thursday’s injury report for the Arizona Cardinals.Coach Bruce Arians said the rookie “tweaked” his left knee near the end of practice Thursday and is a “game-time decision” after missing practice Friday. Arians said Ellington’s injury isn’t serious, but “we want to be careful with him.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Rep Rendon applauds House approval of bill to reopen Baldwin prison create

first_img Measure authorizes privately-operated prison in Lake CountyA bill was approved by the Michigan House this week to permit the reopening of Lake County’s Baldwin prison, announced state Rep. Bruce Rendon.In a county where jobs can be hard to find, Rep. Rendon said he celebrates the opportunity to reestablish this facility and create approximately 150 career opportunities for Michiganders.“The Baldwin facility can safely and effectively house inmates,” said Rep. Rendon, R-Lake City. “Reopening this local employer will result in significant economic influence to the people of Lake County and surrounding areas.”House Bill 4467—sponsored by Rep. Jon Bumstead and co-sponsored by Rep. Rendon—allows a privately-run prison to house inmates of any security level because the Michigan Department of Corrections has determined that the Baldwin facility can handle prisoners without issue.“Opening the facility after 10 years of inactivity would make use of currently underutilized infrastructure and create employment and economic growth that this community deserves,” said Rep. Rendon.The bill will be considered further by the Senate. 07May Rep. Rendon applauds House approval of bill to reopen Baldwin prison, create jobs Categories: Rendon Newslast_img read more

Cyfrowy Polsat has launched three Viasat channels

first_imgCyfrowy Polsat has launched three Viasat channels under a joint Polsat-Viasat banner as part of deal agreed last year between the two firms.The Modern Times Group-owned Viasat pay channels Viasat Explorer, Viasat History and Viasat Nature have now become Polsat Viasat Explorer, Polsat Viasat History and Polsat Viasat Nature on Polsat’s DTH satellite platform.Last year the two firms formed a strategic alliance to launch the co-branded channels in the Polish market early in 2013.The channels first went live under their Viasat names as part of Polsat’s Family HD package of channels in November. From January Polsat’s sales house Polsat Media started selling ads on the channels ahead of the planned rebrand.last_img