Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 bookings start in India, to launch next month

first_imgAccording to reports, Bajaj Auto has commenced with the pre-bookings for their latest product, the Pulsar NS 160 in India for an initial token amount of Rs 10,000. As far as speculations go, the new Pulsar NS 160 is not a replacement for the company’s best seller, Pulsar 150 and will be positioned below the Pulsar 180 in India.Design:The Pulsar NS 160 stands out with an aggressive and sporty look. An aggressive front with a muscular tank bearing a 160 design on the side gives this Pulsar’s style a new dynamic. The underbelly exhausts gives it a lean, sleek look that accentuates the iconic naked sport family.Bajaj Pulsar NS 160Engine:The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will come with a 160.3 cc, 4-stroke, oil-cooled DTSi engine that produces 15.2BHP of peak power and 14.6NM of peak torque, mated to a five-speed gearbox.Suspension:The mono-shock with Nitrox rear suspension is carefully designed to maintain a stable riding position at every twist and turn. The sporty-looking, 12-litre fuel tank lets the rider take extended trips while keeping a snug position at all times.Bajaj Pulsar NS 160Dimensions:The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will come with a wheelbase of 1363 mm and measures 2012 mm in length, 803.5 mm in width and 1060 mm in length with a ground clearance of 176 mm. It has a kerb weight of 142 kgs.Safety Features:The power-packed performance is combined with the ultimate standards in safety. The front disc brakes are powered hydraulically and ventilated to absorb hard riding techniques.Bajaj Pulsar NS 160Competition:The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will compete with the likes of  Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and TVS Apache RTR 160 in India.advertisementPrice:We expect the new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 to come for price tag of Rs 82,000- Rs 85,000 (ex showroom, New Delhi).ALSO READ:Travel to Spiti, Leh with Bajaj Avenger FLG Rides cruising season 2017-18ALSO READ:Bajaj Dominar 400 price hiked by Rs 2,000last_img read more

A SELECTIVE LIFE

first_imgShe’s sitting on the plane…it’s just five hours until the first manager’s meeting of the 2004 National Touch League begins. It’s just five hours until team registration sheets, selection availability sheets and statutory declaration forms begin to pile up on the desk in front of her. It’s just five hours until the questions begin, the excuses for missing forms begin, the unsigned sheets and the general chaos hits home….no need to continue. The thought is just way too daunting. It’s just five hours until…wait, what’s the air hostess doing to her? Man, it’s hot tea, spilled all down the front of her nice clean skirt. And so it begins… It’s the 2004 NTL’s and National Director of Selectors Cathy Gray is looking forward to 10 days of full time selection for National teams and squads. There’s selection for the Youth World Cup 20 years squads, the Australian Talent Identification Program (TIP), National Training Squads (NTS) and Australian Seniors teams. Everyone sees and knows the final outcome of the work that Cathy and her team of 22 other selectors and TI panel here, will do throughout the tournament. What no one really understands is exactly what these incredibly dedicated people will do to reach that final outcome. The selectors, along with tournament officials, will be the first at the fields every day. They will also be the last to leave. And when they get home, they might cook themselves some dinner and sit down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, but their folders will come back out and they’ll get back to work. Over the next 10 days these selectors will together watch around 500 games of touch, see around 1600 different players, fill out around 1000 assessment forms, lose around 100 pens, drink at least 2000 cups of coffee, get itchy legs from sitting on the grass, get sunburnt or drenched by rain (possibly both) and just sick of answering the same questions again and again and again. But they love it. And they wouldn’t be here if they didn’t. Just like players wouldn’t play, coaches wouldn’t coach and referees wouldn’t ref. Cathy Gray has been selecting for touch football since 1991, around 13 years now. She describes her journey to the position of National Director as sort of accidental. “I just sort of fell into selecting, they needed someone one day and I was there”, she says. “I ended up on the NSW selection panel, was invited to apply for the ATA selection panel, applied for the position of National Director and then I ended up here.” “The team of selectors we have are very positive and we have great working relationships with each other and the national coaches. There is a lot of trust on both sides.” It’s important for everyone to realise that for these selectors, this isn’t their only job. “We all have other jobs too, just like the players and coaches. Between touch selection and my teaching job I haven’t had a day at home in six weeks”, says Cathy. “The day after NTL’s finish I will be on a 6:30am flight home, I’ll be back just in time to teach my classes at Cheltenham Girls High school.” Despite the crazily hectic lifestyle that being a selector seems to throw at these guys, Cathy admits to absolutely loving what they get to do. “We love to do this, there’s a lot of great personalities in our group and in touch football in general and we enjoy each other’s company”, says Cathy. “To be honest, we just absolutely enjoy it. It’s a lot of work, but very rewarding. Seeing the way the Australian teams performed and what they achieved at the last World Cup makes all the hard work worthwhile. It was just such an honour to be there and be a part of everything.” So when you’re thinking about your NTL players this week or wondering how they’re doing, send up a quick prayer for our selectors who are working away behind the scenes. They deserve it. Rachel Moylelast_img read more

10 months agoBologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for players

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna director Marco Di Vaio admits they’re hiring a psychologist to work with the players.The Rossoblu sit third from bottom with just 12 points, though earned a credible draw with AC Milan in midweek.“Bologna are thinking about bringing in a figure who can help work with the players on their minds and mentality,” Di Vaio told Il Resto del Carlino newspaper.“He’d be a psychologist more than a mental coach. The last few weeks have been full of pressure and tension. “It’s not always easy to challenge oneself.” last_img

a month agoEx-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting ban

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting banby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is in even more trouble regarding betting offences.The Englishman, who is now in Turkey with Trabzonspor, could be facing another ban.Per The Sun, the Football Association is appealing the decision that saw Sturridge get a fine and a six-week ban for breaching betting rules.If The FA are successful, it is possible that Sturridge will get an even lengthier ban.The Association believes that Sturridge should be made an example to ensure that players do not even think about placing bets related to games or transfers that involve themselves.Sturridge told his brother Leon to bet on him signing for Sevilla in the January 2018 transfer window. last_img read more

Production Begins on New Original Drama REX – Coming to Citytv in

first_imgStarring John Reardon as Detective Charlie Hudson, Rex’s partner; Mayko Nguyen as chief of forensics Sarah Truong; Enrico Colantoni as Superintendent Joseph De Luca; and Diesel (a Canadian Kennel Club Grand Champion) as Rex.“We have wanted to make Rex for a number of years and are overjoyed to now be making this with our partners Rogers Media, Pope Productions, and Beta Film, and in beautiful Newfoundland,” said Christina Jennings, Executive Producer,REX / Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury. “The original series was a ratings hit around the world and we think Canadian and international audiences will delight in the antics of Charlie and Rex.”“Rex is part of our initiative to enlarge our involvement of English language productions. We are thrilled to partner with Shaftesbury, Pope Productions, and Rogers Media, sharing the same vision for this great contemporary re-imagination and the potential for a new addition to this successful franchise. Rex has a cult following and as long-established brand it delivers a unique and steady prime-time success throughout Europe. We are convinced that we can build on the extensive fan-base and enlarge its footprint internationally, especially in North America,” said Oliver Bachert, Beta Film EVP International Sales and Acquisitions.Shaftesbury and Pope Productions Ltd. produces REX in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Media, and Beta Film GmbH. Beta Film GmbH holds worldwide distribution rights. Produced with the participation of the Newfoundlandand Labrador Film Development Corporation, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund.“Pope Productions is thrilled to partner with Shaftesbury along with Canadian broadcaster Citytv and international distributor Beta Film to bring the production of REX to Newfoundland and Labrador. We’ve assembled a stellar team and are looking forward to filming throughout St. John’s. This city is a great place to shoot. The crews here are of the highest calibre, our post-production house NIFCO boasts state-of-the-art technology, the scenery is unbeatable, and our hospitality is legendary. We’re very grateful for support from municipal, provincial and federal governments, who recognize the significant economic and cultural contribution the film and television industry makes to our community,” said Paul Pope, Executive Producer, REX / Principal, Pope ProductionsREX is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Paul Pope, Ken Cuperus, and Avrum Jacobson, followed by Laura Harbin as Supervising Producer, Julie Lacey as Producer, and Lisa Porter as Associate Producer. Friedemann Goez and Oliver Bachert are Executive Producers from Beta Film GmbH. Episodes are written by Showrunners Ken Cuperus, Paul Aitken, John Callaghan, Jessie Gabe, Avrum Jacobson, Simon McNabb, and Celeste Parr. Episodes are directed by Felipe Rodriguez, Alison Reid, and John Vatcher. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, is Executive Producer, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Senior Vice President of TV & Broadcast Operations.Social MediaCitytv Website: CitytvCitytv on Twitter: @City_tvCitytv on Facebook: Facebook.com/CitytvCitytv on Instagram: @city_tvRogers Media PR on Twitter: @RogersMediaPRRogers Media PR on Instagram: @rogersmediaprAbout Citytv:Citytv offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations inToronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.About Shaftsbury:Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, digital, and brands. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 12 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, two seasons of detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC and UKTV, and three seasons of critically acclaimed thriller series Slasher for Netflix. Shaftesbury’s digital arm produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the global phenomenon and MIPTV Brand Content of the Year award winner Carmilla, scripted comedy Upstairs Amy for Walmart and Interac®, and supernatural drama Inhuman Condition. Shaftesbury’s branded entertainment division drives profitable engagement with millennials using scripted series, turning brands into executive producers. Recent brand partners include Walmart, Interac, U by Kotex®, and RBC.About Pope Productions:Pope Productions is a St. John’s based media production company, helmed by producer Paul Pope. Recent features and MOWs include the CBC comedy A Christmas Fury and festival favourites Hunting Pignut, Beat Down and Grown Up Movie Star, which scored a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for Tatiana Maslany.  Documentaries include It’s Mental,Heavy Weather Presents, the multi award winning My Left Breast, Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic and Going the Distance. From the historical dramatic miniseries Above and Beyond, to the classic comedy Rare Birds and the outrageous series Drunk and on Drugs:The Happy Funtime Hour, Pope’s rich repertoire reflects its deep commitment to a vibrant production industry both in Newfoundland and nationally.About Beta Film:Beta Film based in Munich/Germany is one of Europe’s leading distributors of licenses rights for TV, HV, new media and theatrical with a portfolio of over 15.000 hours of program and established itself as a producer and co-producer of national and international high end drama. While the Beta Cinema portfolio comprises many Academy Award-nominated and -winning films, Kineos is responsible for licensing German-language rights to 12,000 titles. In the classical-music domain, Unitel is the global leader in the production of audiovisual music recordings, with a film stock of around 1,500 productions. The corporate group also has stakes in several national and international production companies as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959, Beta Film has been part of Jan Mojto’s company group since 2004. TORONTO , Oct. 11, 2018 – Shaftesbury, Pope Productions, and Citytv announced today that production has begun on new drama series REX (wt). Centred on the partnership between a police detective and his hardworking dog, REX is a procedural drama with a twist. Starring John Reardon (Van Helsing, Continuum), Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys, Fahrenheit 451), and Enrico Colantoni (Bad Blood, Flashpoint), the eight-episode, 60-minute series is based on the long-running, international hit series Rex, a Cop’s Best Friend. Executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, and Paul Pope, the series has begun shooting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and will continue through December 2018.Set in St. John’s, Newfoundland, REX is an action-packed police procedural dramafocused on the partnership between a dedicated detective and his extraordinary former K9 dog. Rex and Charlie are a detective team that combine their individual skills to solve the most puzzling crimes. This is the first English-language adaptation of the highly successful European format that has aired in 125 countries around the world for 18 seasons.“Citytv is proud to add Rex to our robust slate of original series,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “Now with dramas in production from coast to coast, we are proud to be truly reflective of our unique viewers across the country with premium Canadian content that we think will connect with audiences at home and abroad.” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement (L-R): Diesel as Rex and John Reardon as Detective Charlie Hudson in REX (Photo by Duncan de Young for Shaftesbury; Copyright: Shaftesbury) (CNW Group/Citytv)center_img Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Judge says Papa Johns founder entitled to corporate records

first_imgDOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has ruled that the embattled founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain is entitled to corporate records that the company has refused to turn over to him.John Schnatter sued Papa John’s International Inc. last year, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in order to fulfil his corporate duties, and to ensure that other directors are doing the same.The company argued that Schnatter, who was pressured to resign as chairman in July, wanted the records to further his own self-interests.The two sides eventually resolved disputes over 13 of 17 categories of documents.The judge ruled Tuesday that the company failed to prove that Schnatter’s purpose for seeking to inspect the remaining four categories of documents was improper.Randall Chase, The Associated 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

Program expansion provides respite funding for special needs children

first_imgSURREY, B.C. – With the expansion of a program, more than 1,300 additional families with children who have special needs will benefit from respite services by qualified caregivers.As of March 31, 2018, approximately 3,900 families were receiving respite services. This program expansion will provide for 1,300 additional families and provide an increase in the base funding amount each family can receive.“We’ve heard how incredibly important respite care is for families,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. “Parents can get so caught up caring for a loved one that they forget to take time for themselves. They often don’t have the luxury of asking a friend, neighbour or relative to step in for them. Respite offers them a chance to recharge and the peace of mind that comes from having a skilled professional they can count on with the training to meet their child’s unique care needs.” Respite funding allows eligible families to purchase services from a qualified person who will care for the child while the parents attend to other family priorities. Services are provided in the child’s home, the respite caregiver’s home or within the community. Eligibility is not based on a specific diagnosis. Children may be eligible for the program if they are assessed as dependent in at least three of four areas of daily living (washing, bathroom assistance, eating and dressing), or have a palliative condition.According to the government, once families become eligible for respite funding, they are also able to access a range of other programs, including access to a child and youth care worker, behaviour supports, parenting skills training, counselling, housekeeping and life-skills programs for children.Government is developing a new plan to better support children and youth with special needs and their families. It will guide how the ministry invests in and delivers services for children and youth with special needs, and will roll out in spring 2020.The $6.3-million boost to the Province’s respite program was announced in Budget 2019, and changes began to come into effect April 1, 2019. Five million dollars is being used to provide respite services for families who had previously been on the waiting list. The remaining $1.3 million is increasing the base annual funding amount each family can receive from $2,800 to $3,080, marking the first increase in respite funding since 1989.For more information on services available; CLICK HERElast_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

Where Theres A Wheel Richie Parker Top NASCAR Engineer

The fact that Richie Parker can ride a bike and repair cars doesn’t seem like much of a big deal–until you see that he doesn’t have arms.Parker was born without arms, but that never stopped him from doing anything. Blessed with that I-can-do-anything spirit, Parker has landed a job as an engineer for Hendrick Motorsports, Nascar’s most winning organization.Rex Stump, engineering manager at Hendrick said, “Based on his resume, I knew he could do the things that I needed him to do, it was more a question of how,”Parker found a way, and there he was on the floor using his feet to build custom high-performance automotive parts.Parker’s inspiring story aired in a segment on ESPN on Sunday and even NBA Hall of Fame legend, Magic Johnson was moved by Parker’s story. “Richie Parker’s story proves that you can do anything you set your mind to. We should all stop complaining and giving excuses.” Johnson tweeted.Watch the video above. read more

OSUs Marder catching on with professional league

For the Ohio State softball team, the season is over. But one senior will trade away her Buckeyes uniform to represent a new team.Catcher Sam Marder, Ohio State’s all-time home run and RBI leader, will suit up for the Akron Racers this summer in the National Pro Fastpitch league.Marder was the seventh overall pick and first selection for Akron.“I’ve been watching her play for four years and her work ethic and athleticism is unbelievable,” said Joey Arrietta, president and general manager for the Racers.Though Marder is known for her hitting, Arrietta considered that a bonus when she drafted the two-time All-American.“To make your pitching staff the best it can be, you need a great receiver on the other end,” Arrietta said. “I looked first at the catcher she was. You need to allow the pitcher to throw every type of pitch in her repertoire. I think we have a solid pitching staff and my job was to get the best catcher out there to help.”Marder will face difficult competition as big names like Jennie Finch, Cat Osterman and Jessica Mendoza all play in the league. In fact, 10 out of the 17 players for the 2010 USA national team will be playing in the NPF.Though Marder is facing tougher competition, Arrietta expects nothing less than a stellar performance this year from her starting catcher.“I expect her to make a great transition from the collegiate game to our level,” she said. “I think she has had a significant amount of experience and I expect her to be part of that starting lineup and make an impact in our lineup.”The league features four teams: the Chicago Bandits, Tennessee Diamonds, USSSA Pride and Akron Racers.With four teams in the league, the five-round draft set-up only allows teams to pick the best seniors in college softball.Marder will play under two-time Olympic Gold medalist Crystl Bustos. Bustos, who retired from the Racers this past summer, has agreed to be the field manager.Marder will also have a chance to reunite with former OSU player Jamee Juarez. The combo played together in the 2006-2007 season.Though Marder could not be reached to comment, she said earlier this season she is excited for the opportunity to play professional softball.The excitement between Marder and the Racers is mutual.“Four years ago I didn’t know if we were going to be able to get her into a Racers uniform,” Arrietta said. “Now that she is, I am extremely thrilled and can’t wait to see what she does for us.” read more

Government to Enhance Decentralization of RBDF

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Government of The Bahamas will undertake a number of initiatives in order to further support the decentralization, transformation, mobilization and regeneration of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.These include the completion of the Sandy Bottom Project with the construction of proposed warehouses, workshops, administrative buildings, and accommodations for bases in Coral Harbour, Inagua and Ragged Island.Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis said the government will also be looking forward to the development of bases in other islands as part of this programme.The Prime Minister further announced that the Government will make provision for the extension of contractual terms for qualified and performance-oriented senior enlisted personnel who are required, by law, to retire at age 55.The Sandy Bottom Project is a $232 million investment by the Government of The Bahamas to upgrade the Defence Force’s fleet and Operations that will ultimately lead to the decentralization of base operations to ensure faster response times.It includes the acquisition of nine patrol craft, the dredging of Harbours and construction of quay walls and jetties at HMBS Coral Harbour Base, Matthew Town, Inagua and Gun Point, Ragged Island, that will result in modernization of port facilities. The Project also calls for the upgrade and expansion of Coral Harbour Base and the Base at Matthew Town including construction of warehouses, workshops and an Operations Building. A new Base and Aircraft Hangar will also be constructed at Gun Point, Ragged Island.)Prime Minister Minnis said the Government will strengthen security cooperation with regional partners such as the United States of America which – through its U.S. Northern Command – has been responsible for conducting military training for hundreds of Defence Force Officers and Marines as well as providing financial assistance with patrol craft and equipment.Addressing the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony, June 29, 2017 at HMBS Coral Harbour Base, Prime Minister Minnis said the Defence Force has a strategic role to play in national development.“To this end, and in further support of the Defence Force’s decentralization, transformation, mobilization and regeneration programmes,” Prime Minister Minnis said: “My Government will [also] conduct a review of salary, responsibility allowances and technical pay to ensure that Officers and Marines are adequately paid for their hard work.“The future is bright for the fine men and women of the Defence Force who are called upon to set a high standard of excellence and to help guard our heritage. I thank the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for their dedicated service. I assure you of the Government’s support of your fine and noble duties,” Prime Minister Minnis added.#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Chelsea join race for Nicolo Barella

first_imgChelsea have joined the race to sign Nicolo Barella from CagliariCagliari are believed to be a seeking a fee in the region of €50million for Italy international midfielder, according to reports by Gianluca DiMarzio.The president of Cagliari, Tommasi Giulini, who had previously ruled out the sale of Barella during the January transfer window, believes €50million is the start negotiation fee for Barella and would prefer an outright payment.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Reports in Italy suggest Napoli remain the team most interested in the 21-year-old, but any deal taking the player to Naples will have to include some of the club’s players whilst Milan and Juventus are believed to be monitoring the player’s situation.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has already signed Jorginho from Napoli last summer but remains keen to add another midfielder to his squad, and Barella is understood to be the former Napoli boss’ first choice.last_img read more

People on the Move 121808

first_imgAbout a month after acquiring Governing from Florida’s Times Publishing Company, Sacramento, California-based e.Republic has named Tod Newcombe editor of the monthly magazine and its accompanying Web site. Newcombe served as founding editor of e.Republic’s Public CIO magazine. Steve Towns, editor of Government Technology, will serve as interim editor of Public CIO.Las Vegas Magazine and Las Vegas Weekly publisher Greenspun Media Group named Bryan Allison COO, effectively replacing CEO Michael Carr, who left the company earlier this year. Previously, Allison served as vice president of Greenspun’s Vegas.com.Harvard Business Review named Justin Fox to the newly created position of editorial director. Previously, Fox served as an editor-at-large and business/economics columnist at Time. Former Best Life deputy editor Jack Otter was appointed executive editor of CBS MoneyWatch.com, reporting to editor-in-chief Eric Shurenberg. Rodale shuttered Best Life in March.Complex Media named Edgar Hernandez national sales director. Hernandez, who previously served as an account director at Complex, most recently served as associate publisher of Vibe.Hearst’s Food Network Magazine announced a number of personnel changes: ex-Glamour executive managing editor Maria Baugh was named managing editor; Amy Santoriello and Adam Roth were appointed integrated marketing managers; and Kelsey Stokes was named marketing coordinator.San Diego-based Competitor magazine said popular runner John “the Penguin” Bingham will join its editorial team. Bingham will write a monthly feature story called “The Penguin Chronicles,” beginning in March.last_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON The Latest News From Moulton Markey  Warren

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the latest news from the offices of Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Ed Markey, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Congressman Seth MoultonRecent Press Releases and Statements from Congressman Moulton’s Office:NoneSenator Ed MarkeyRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Markey’s Office:Senator Markey Statement on Passing of President George H.W. BushPresident Signs Sens. Cruz, Markey’s Bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act Into LawSenator Markey Statement on EPA Rule Roll-back For New Coal PlantsSenator Elizabeth WarrenRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Warren’s Office:Senators Warren & Cotton Introduce National POW/MIA Flag ActSenators Seek Expanded Investigation of Waste and Abuse in FEMA Contracts for Puerto Rico Hurricane RecoverySens. Warren, Markey & Rep. Lynch Introduce Concurrent Resolution To Commemorate The 75th Anniversary of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”last_img read more

Govt retains control over lower courts

first_imgThe government has issued a gazette notification on the conduct of lower court judges, keeping provision for various measures to be taken in consultation with the Supreme Court.The president or the ministry or the division concerned has been defined as the proper authority to take such measures, according to the much talked about gazette on ‘Bangladesh Judicial Service (Discipline) Rules 2017’ issued on Monday.Rules of control and discipline for of the lower courts have been defined in the article 116 of the constitution in which the focal point is the president who is supposed to apply such authority in consultation with the Supreme Court.Such constitutional provision has been reiterated in the rules framed for the first time since separation of the judiciary from the executive. The rules came into effect immediately with the issuance of the gazette notification on Monday.Briefing the media about the gazette at a programme, law minister Anisul Huq obliquely blamed former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for the delay.Issuance of the rules became a bone of contention between the government and the then chief justice. Once the government sent the draft of the rules to justice Sinha, he returned it, terming it incompatible. Eventually, the law minister finalised the rules after consultation with the acting chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah.The president or the ministry or the division concerned will try to determine through primary investigation if certain matters would require thorough investigation when any member of the judicial service would be posted on deputation, said the rules.If the allegations are proved to be true through primary investigation, the authority proper will take steps for thorough investigation following consultation with the Supreme Court.The process to determine authenticity of allegations or prosecution against an official of the judicial service could not be initiated without giving him/her opportunity to defend or without consultation with the Supreme Court, according to the rules.The rules said the authority proper will be able to suspend an official of the judicial service during filing of a departmental case or any stage of the case, following consultation with the Supreme Court. Final order on the departmental case must be issued on completion of the investigation within one year of the suspension, the rules added. If the allegations are proved to be true, punitive measures should be taken in consultation with the Supreme Court.On 2 December 1999, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court handed down its judgement with a 12-point directive while disposing of the Masdar Hossain case on separation of judiciary from the executive. The directives included framing of rules on the lower court judges’ discipline.After the recent tug-of-war between the government and the Supreme Court, the law ministry finally issued the gazette notification of the rules.last_img read more

Iraq hails exemption from Trump travel ban

first_imgDonald TrumpThe Iraqi government on Monday hailed the country’s exemption from US president Donald Trump’s revised travel ban as an “important step” that strengthens relations between Baghdad and Washington.“The Iraqi foreign ministry expresses its deep satisfaction with the executive order issued by President Donald Trump which includes an exemption for Iraqis from the ban on travel to the United States of America,” spokesman Ahmed Jamal said.The ministry “considers it an important step in the right direction that strengthens the strategic alliance between Baghdad and Washington in a number of fields, especially fighting terrorism,” said Jamal.The statement came after senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Trump would on Monday sign a revised executive order on immigration that excludes Iraq, after his first version was blocked by federal courts.Trump’s original executive order barred citizens of Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for at least 90 days in a move he billed as an effort to make America safe from “radical Islamic terrorists”.The move drew widespread condemnation in Iraq, including from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who said the ban punishes those who are “fighting terrorism,” and called for it to be revised.Iraqi forces are battling the Islamic State jihadist group with support from a US-led coalition.Trump’s attempt to impose travel restrictions on Iraqis came after he repeatedly asserted that the United States should have seized the country’s oil before withdrawing its forces in 2011.last_img read more

How A Dad Filmed His Early Days Of Fatherhood And Became A

first_img Share When La Guardia Cross first heard his wife was having a child, “it completely caught me off guard. I didn’t feel ready.”By the time his daughter Amalah was born in 2014 — although still freaking out — he got out his camera and started recording. The hospital room — him holding his little baby in his arms. Amalah sleeping. Amalah crying. Lots of stuff about diapers and poop.He uploaded the short videos to YouTube. He called it New Father Chronicles. A job at a university communications office had given him video chops, so those first videos even had a theme song and title cards.“I thought it would be funny because I knew I had no idea what I was doing,” he says.And they are funny. In one of his first videos, Cross is sitting in his bedroom in Florida, confessional style, and he attempts to translate for baby Amalah:She cries, “waah.” “That means she has gas.”“Waah,” again. “OK. She needs to be changed.”Once more. “She doesn’t like to be changed.”The list goes on. Eventually Cross dissolves into tears for the camera.At first, the videos were just a way for his friends and family to see his little girl grow — to show off how much sleep he and his wife, Leah, weren’t getting. To poke fun at the ups and downs of new fatherhood.But soon, other new parents — people Cross didn’t know — started commenting on the videos: I relate. I get you. That’s funny. Same thing with me. That happens to you? Why don’t you do this?As Amalah grew, so did his audience. In one video, he interviewed 14-month-old Amalah and it went viral. It’s now at 3.7 million views and still climbing.These days, Cross publishes new videos every Wednesday. A year or so in, he left his job and now, the ads, partnerships and sponsors support his family.A year ago, Cross had a second daughter, Nayely, who has joined the cast, too.For new parents, and all those nonparent viewers alike, his tips and commentary are funny and helpful. Like his endorsement earlier this year of the multipurpose, all-powerful baby wipe: “If there’s pee, use a wipe. If there’s poop, wipe it up. Boogers, wipe. Dirt, yep! Stains, do it!”Cross insists he’s an extreme nonexpert when it comes to fatherhood, but his experience resonates.He’s recently partnered with Zero to Three, a child-development organization, to incorporate early childhood research into his videos. In March, he headlined a fatherhood conference in Massachusetts.“I realized, wow,” he says. There aren’t “a lot of dads chronicling the life of their kids online.” The other dads he has found on YouTube are now his friends, he adds. The group is small enough he can keep track of them all in in his cellphone contacts.Cross points out that the group of online dads gets even smaller when you look for just people of color.“People had to tell me how important it was to see representation of a black father in any form of media, like YouTube or whatever,” he says. “Like by accident, I’m showcasing the anti-stereotype.”I ask Cross if he has ever had reservations about putting his kids online — oversharing — or overexposing them. He shakes his head.“It’s too positive not to share,” he explains. “I want families to see other little girls, other dads, other moms with their kids in ways that they don’t see.”But, the girls are growing up. Amalah is walking, talking and dancing. She’ll turn 4 this year. Nayely is now a year old. They’re no longer newborns. So, is there a finale in sight?“I mean there’s people out there [that say], ‘Please, let this go until she graduates from high school. So we can see every stage.” The first prom, teenage rebellion, driving a car.“There’s so many stories to tell and I want to continue to tell it.”For now, he’s focused on the current season. He just wrapped an episode about how peaceful car rides are. NOT! Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

TMC GoM holds meet to foil BJPs conspiracy

first_imgKolkata: Following the direction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Monday held a detailed meeting to foil “BJP’s conspiracy” of restricting the state’s growth by calling bandh.After the meeting of the GoM, the state Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said: “BJP is trying to disturb the peace in the state. The administration will take all necessary steps to ensure that everything functions normally like any other day on September 26.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Necessary steps will be taken if BJP and its wings, including Bajrang Dal and RSS, threaten people to observe the bandh,” Chatterjee said, adding that the police have also been asked to maintain vigil to avoid any untoward incident in the state. He further said that all state government offices will function as usual. “We also urge private schools and colleges to keep the institutions open. The state government will ensure their safety and security,” Chatterjee said, adding that it would be a criminal offence if anyone damages public property. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChatterjee said the state Transport department is also taking necessary steps to ensure that the public transport system does not get affected due to the bandh called on September 26. The matter will also be discussed with private operators. The state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari has also been directed to take necessary steps in this connection. Chatterjee further said that the people of Bengal have never supported any bandh since 2011 and this time too the people will not support the same. “Calling a bandh is a conspiracy to purposefully restrict the growth of the state. Mamata Banerjee is working towards overall development of the state and there have been constant effort by them (BJP) to hamper the same. But the people of Bengal will never let it happen,” Chatterjee maintained. It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister had earlier said that there will be no bandh in the state as it leaves a negative impact on its image and at the same time, it leads to a huge financial loss with everything coming to a standstill on the day of bandh. The Chief Minister, who is at present in Milan, had set up the GoM before leaving for her visit to Germany and Italy. The GoM has been tasked with holding meetings and taking the final decision on various issues that are cropping up in the state, in the Chief Minister’s absence. The GoM has discussed various issues to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience after setting out of their homes on September 26.last_img read more

Celebrating its grand opening in June Raffles Tia

first_imgCelebrating its grand opening in June, Raffles Tianjin is set to be the ultimate luxury penthouse address in the fast-growing Chinese city of Tianjin.Soaring above the city from the 36th to 50th levels, Raffles Tianjin features oversized rooms designed to offer supreme views of the city.The bastion of exclusivity, only three Ambassador Suites grace Raffles Tianjin. Each occupies a generous 136 square meters (1,460 square feet) and is located on the penthouse levels of 46 to 48, offering magnificent views of the dynamic city. Separate living room and bedroom areas offer additional privacy.24-hour Butler service assures the delivery of Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ legendary heartfelt and unobtrusive service. In addition, Raffles Tianjin also offers a 24-hour citywide Business Concierge for executives on the move. The Business Concierge is ready to assist both within the hotel and across the city, from arranging culturally appropriate gifts for a meeting, to arranging for a professional translator. Assistants can also attend to any pre-arrival requests, and are directly in contact through email, direct telephone or text message (SMS).Raffles Tianjin is also conveniently located – just a stroll from two metro stations; 20 minutes from Tianjin Railway Station, connecting to the 30-minute high speed railway to Beijing. Tianjin Binhai International Airport is also only 30 minutes away.Visit www.raffles.com/tianjinlast_img read more