New Delhi: Even as Congress is yet to zero in on a new President post Lok Sabha poll drubbing, ruling BJP is getting prepared for the next round of assembly polls as it announced in-charges and co-incharges on Friday for the poll-bound states.Assembly elections in three states – Jharkhand, Haryana and Maharashtra are due later this year, whereas, the assembly elections in Delhi is scheduled in early 2020. The party has appointed Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar as the election in-charge for Delhi, Civil Aviation minister (I/C) Hardeep Singh Puri and MoS Home Nityanand Rai as his deputies. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’For Haryana, the party high command has appointed agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar as the election in-charge and Uttar Pradesh minister Bhupendra Singh as his deputy. Whereas, the party’s general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Bhupendra Yadav is the new election in-charge of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and former Karnataka MLA Laxman Savadi are the co-in-charges. BJP national vice-president OP Mathur has been announced as the new election in-charge for Jharkhand and minister in Bihar Nanda Kishore Yadav will be his deputy. The new appointments were declared in a communiqué by Bharatiya Janata Party’s national president Amit Shah.read more
APTN National NewsMore on those four women arrested Wednesday at the Buffalo point First Nation in southern Manitoba.In spite of a court order against them, the four occupied the local band office after Chief John Thunder was arrested and charged with extortion by the RCMP.One of the women arrested was an eighty two year old grandmother.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson sorts it out and we warn you, some of you may be offered by some of the images in this story.
Chris StewartAPTN NewsEditors Note: On Nov. 28. arbitrator Gordon McKenzie ordered a new election for chief and council for Bigstone Cree Nation. The election will take place on Dec. 18. An Alberta arbitrator from Edmonton will decide if the Bigstone Cree Nation will be getting a new election for chief, council or both.Gordon McKenzie heard from the three members who filed an appeal of the last election, a member running for council and lost, officers working at the polling stations and Marilyn Yellowhorn the community’s chief electoral officer.APTN News was not allowed to record the hearings.About 50 people arrived at an Edmonton school to watch the appeals launched by three band members, and a member who ran for council and lost.The appeals content that the Oct. 29 election had a number of irregularities.The appeals note that some members were not allowed to vote but were entitled to, some were allowed to vote when they were not allowed and there were reports of people voting twice at different polling stations.According to the band’s election rules, if a member’s eligibility to vote was in question at the polls, the officer was supposed to phone the membership department to check.McKenzie asked one polling officer if they allowed people to vote without calling said, “I might have. Maybe.”Another officer said they randomly took five ballots to make up for people voting who should not have.This election was Ranee Beaver’s first time to vote. She is a Bigstone member but did not register to vote.She said she was told she didn’t have to.Beaver drove three and a half hours to get to the appeal to testify.She told APTN what happened on election night.“They told me again that I wasn’t allowed to vote. I went to the front, gave them my name and my number again and they were looking at the list. They said we will get back to you. We will call to see if you are a band member,” she said.“And they never got back to me. And I felt like I wasn’t heard.”John Guillion ran for a spot on council.He says the electoral officer ran a poor election.Elections in Bigstone are controversial affairs.An election in 2010, and another in 2014 were successfully appealed by Guillion, and new elections were ordered.“Members from the 2014 election were not allowed to vote,” said Guillion. “Again, there was confusion on the part of the electoral officer. Also, there were two (electoral) lists going around. The polling clerks could not get a hold of him all day. Non returned calls. It caused confusion in all polling stations.”Along with the election, another issue involving Bigstone band is the large bonuses the previous chief and council received.Council members voted to give themselves a $60,000 bonus from Mistassini Aboriginal contracted – a band owned company.Former chief Gordon Auger told APTN that he and council deserved the bonus because the company was profitable.APTN was shown a document from the band’s lawyer Terry Antonello dated Oct. 15 where he stated the bonus was a conflict of interest.He recommended that chief and council pay the money back.Irene Auger said that she has been homeless for 10 years.She is currently living in a tent for the winter.She said that homelessness is a big issue in the community and that chief and council already make enough money.“I think they should pay it back. I don’t think they earned it,” she said. “They get enough money from their pay, their salary, and they get extra for when they go to meetings. They get their gas, their hotel, their food.“So they are making enough money.”firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnchrisread more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram New South Wales (NSW) MP George Souris has announced he will not recontest the 2015 state elections, after 27 years in parliament.During his tenure, Mr Souris served as the tourism, hospitality and racing minister as an MP in the Upper House. He lost his cabinet position when current NSW Premier Mike Baird was appointed, following the controversial resignation of then Premier Barry O’Farrell.Following his announcement, Mr Souris expressed his disappointment at his demotion.“I was in the ministry and I was dropped from the ministry. I don’t want to sit on the back bench with the tag ‘was dumped’,” he said.Mr Souris’s announcement comes on the back of a wave of announcements by Greek Australian parliamentarians who are set to retire. Victorian MPs Nicholas Kotsiras (Liberal) and John Pandazopoulos (Labor), along with Northern Territory Labor politician Kon Vatskalis have all announced their retirement by year’s end.The retirements coincide with Greek Australian former federal parliamentarians Sophie Mirabella (Liberal) and Steve Georganos (Labor) losing their seats in the 2013 federal election.Any impact on the community, due to the large scale exodus by Greek Australian politicians at both state and federal levels, is unknown. Source: Sydney Morning Heraldread more
Best Sneakers of Summer 2019Nike Adds Self-Lacing Adapt Tech to Huarache Shoe Stay on target Look, I’m a casual gamer at best so far be it from me to present my opinions as expertise, but for my money the Nintendo 64 is the best game system of all time. So much of the fabric of modern gaming, from Mario Kart to Smash Bros to Ocarina of Time, originated with that system. To this day it’s the old-school console I find myself revisiting the most.Apparently the folks at Nike are pretty big fans too, because they just announced a dope new Air Max 97 colorway inspired by the console. The Air Max 97 N64 is coming your way soon and it’s easily one of my most anticipated Nike drops of the year.(Photo Credit: Nike)The colorway is built from a grey base to match the original system controllers. From there blue, green, and red piping nod to the buttons while the signature Air Max air pods in the sole are a bright yellow, completing the controller color set. There are three dots lining the pull tabs on the tongues as a nod to the three-pronged input jack for the system’s controllers as well as large POWER and RESET buttons that any former owner of the system is sure to recognize.(Photo Credit: Nike)The heels feature Air Max insignias that draw inspiration from the classic Nintendo logo. It’s all drawn together on the insole, which features a dope new Nike logo in the style of a classic ESRB rating complete with a Nike swoosh and text reading “DESIGNED IN 1997.”(Photo Credit: Nike)Nike’s already been in the gaming world for a while with their legendary PlayStation collaborations, including the crazy rare PlayStation Air Force One (and its subsequent slightly more affordable and easy to find rereleases and redesigns) as well as basketball superstar Paul George’s signature sneaker including a few PlayStation-influenced colorways. Seeing them branch out into a shoe that pays homage to one of the best systems of all time is crazy cool and immediately puts this Air Max 97 on many geeky sneakerheads’ most anticipated of the year lists.(Photo Credit: Nintendo)The Nike Air Max 97 N64 will drop later this summer and retail for $160. Keep your eyes on the Nike SNKRS app and Nike.com for more info as it comes.More on Geek.com:Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s New Training Shoe Is AwesomeNike x ‘Stranger Things’ Collection Goes Back to the Summer of ’85Mr. Peanut Is a Hypebeast Now With These Surprisingly Fresh Kicksread more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Nassau – The Cabinet of The Bahamas has approved the launch of the Small Business Development Centre of The Bahamas, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday. The launch will take place this year.The initiative, which is one of several initiatives the Minnis Administration will undertake or has undertaken to help stimulate business ownership and Bahamian enterprise, will be spearheaded by the Government, in conjunction with the University of The Bahamas and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation with support from the Organization of American States (OAS).“This Centre will provide a resource for all Bahamians to receive advisory and technical support when seeking to open a business or expand their operations,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“The Centre will steer entrepreneurs to available funding opportunities through government or private means. It will also assist business owners in navigating the regulatory and tax registration requirements for a new business,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Addressing the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s Power Breakfast, Prime Minister Minnis told attendees that his government’s agenda is one of reform, modernization, and transformation, animated by a programme for growth, investment and opportunity.“Our emphasis is on a dynamic blend of domestic and foreign investment. We are determined in our vision to enhance economic opportunities for Bahamian businesses and entrepreneurs, including Bahamians in the Diaspora.“I thank the Chamber and the Confederation for partnering with the Government to help boost growth, economic development, employment and opportunity,” Prime Minister Minnis added.The announcement of Cabinet’s approval of the launch of the Small Business Development Centre of The Bahamas, comes on the heels of the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Minnis Administration has committed to investing $25 million over the next five years to help develop micro-small-medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in The Bahamas.Funding for the project will amount to $5 million per year for the next five years and will be funded through the sale of Government-owned shares in Aliv and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).Prime Minister said the “ambitious initiative” – which has several objectives – will help to stimulate the economy while boosting growth and employment and will also provide specific support for entrepreneurship and MSMEs development within marginalized groups, especially poorer communities and youth organizations. This will include organizations that participate in the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative.The Prime Minister also announced that the Government of The Bahamas will, this year, waive the business license fees for new businesses in order to encourage business development and small business enterprise. The Government will also, this year, waive business license fees for businesses with earnings of under $100,000 “to help with economic relief for small businesses.”The Prime Minister’s announcements came during his National Address Monday night (January 29, 2018). The Government also proposes to establish an SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Tax Help Desk to provide assistance to SMEs on tax matters including the preparation and filing of Value Added Tax (VAT) Returns and invoice formatting, etcetera.“While large businesses have in-house accounting departments and the resources to engage external accounting and legal services, many small and medium-sized enterprises simply do not have the resources to do so,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Related Items:read more
Clark County Democrats will take an important step Friday toward drafting a list of three candidates to replace outgoing County Commissioner Steve Stuart, who will step down next month to become city manager of Ridgefield.The end-of-week meeting is expected to draw more than 100 local Democrats to the Labor Center. There, party officers will pose questions to the hopefuls. The question-and-answer period will serve as the party’s opportunity to vet the candidates, three of whom will be presented to the remaining two Clark County commissioners. The two commissioners, Republicans Tom Mielke and David Madore, will be tasked with appointing a replacement for Stuart, a Democrat.County Democrats plan to make their list of three candidates official on March 28.So far, the list is pretty well-established, as only three people have thrown their names into the field.Mike Heywood, chairman of the Clark County Democrats, said the party is open to accepting the names of more people interested in the appointment, before the March 28 deadline.“We want to spread the net as widely as possible so we don’t miss anyone,” Heywood said.The list currently includes Temple Lentz, a Democratic precinct committee officer and freeholder; Craig Pridemore, a former county commissioner and state senator; and Kelly Love Parker, the president and chief executive officer of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.Even though there are only three names vying for Stuart’s position, county Democrats say they’ll likely take other means to ensure the candidate with the most party support is appointed.read more
The U.S. Geological Survey is updating its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005. The danger list is topped by Hawaii’s Kilauea, which has been erupting this year. The others in the top five are Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, Alaska’s Redoubt Volcano and California’s Mount Shasta. The agency says a dozen volcanoes have jumped in threat level since 2005. Twenty others dropped in threat level. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享WASHINGTON (AP) – Government scientists are classifying 18 U.S. volcanoes as a “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people. Among those where the threat score is higher are Alaska’s Redoubt, Mount Okmok, Akutan Island and Mount Spurr. Threat scores also rose for Oregon’s Newberry Volcano and Wyoming’s Yellowstone.read more
See It Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See it Rylo 0 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Share your voice $155 at Google Express $999 Chris Monroe/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Post a comment Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $299 at Amazon Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It See It Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET $210 at Best Buy See at Turo $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Apple iPhone XS JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tags An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Amazon $59 at eBay $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten a peek at News Camera. Social media consultant Matt Navarra spotted the feature earlier this month and demonstrated how the camera works in a video. Navarra also noted other potential new features like a (darker) dark mode, encrypted direct messages, an automatic night mode and a way to undock the composition button. You might also soon see a redesigned side menu, a way to react with GIFs and some drag-and-drop features for Apple’s iOS. The coveted edit functionality wasn’t among the potential new features. “I can confirm that we’re working on an easier way to share thing like images and videos on Twitter. What you’re seeing is in mid-development so it’s tough to comment on what things will look like in the final stage,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “The team is still actively working on what we’ll actually end up shipping.” 7 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 Boost Mobile Sprint $520 at HP Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview Twitter is apparently trying new tricks. Rolf Vennenbernd/Picture Alliance via Getty Images If you’re on Twitter, you may soon encounter a familiar Snapchat feature. The social media site has been developing a “News Camera,” according to code uncovered and tweeted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The new camera feature apparently will be accessible by swiping left from the home screen and let you add Snapchat-style captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts.Wong tweeted Thursday that posts created by the News Camera will be called Moments. Twitter removed its original Moments feature from its Android and iOS apps in October. $999 $6 at Tidal Twitter’s new Snapchat-style Camera, codenamed “News Camera” is coming soon!Posts created by News Camera will be called “Moments” pic.twitter.com/54TZeXh1IC— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 14, 2019 Mobile Applications,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Tags Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Turo Best Buy The Cheapskate Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displaysread more
Walmart India to open 30 stores in next 3 years Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The biggest American multinational retailer Walmart Stores Inc is reportedly in the advanced stages of discussions to acquire a significant minority stake in Flipkart, India’s biggest e-commerce company. The move could give a sturdy competition to their rival Amazon.According to the sources close to the matter, the deal could be finalised by March this year. Key officials from both Walmart and Flipkart held a meeting last week in Bengaluru, on the same matter, the Economic Times reported.IBTimes could not independently verify the report and the officials of Walmart and Flipkart have not given any confirmation on the matter.A spokesperson of Walmart, however, told Economic Times that as per the company policy they do not comment on rumours or speculations.However, if the deal fructifies, it will reinforce Flipkart’s cash pile and help it compete with its biggest rival Amazon. The deal may also involve primary and secondary sales by some long-standing investors.The sources said that Walmart may acquire about 15-20 percent stake in Flipkart.”For Walmart, India is an exciting and priority market. Walmart is deeply committed and proud of creating shared value for local communities, kiranas, small farmers and our local supplier partners in India,” said the spokesperson. The logo of India’s largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru, India, April 22, 2015.REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File PhotoThe deal could be a gamechanger as it will be very easy for Flipkart to step into the food and grocery business which the e-commerce player has been trying to introduce in India for a long time in a bid to compete with Amazon.Besides benefitting Flipkart, the deal would also lead Walmart to gain access to Flipkart’s database. Both the companies have no online presence in selling any grocery items to the people in India.Walmart India, the local arm of the world’s largest retailer, owns and operates 21 wholesale stores. Recent reports suggest that the company is also set to expand its store network besides focusing on the online presence in the country. It is targeting to open 30 stores in the next three years.read more
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaking in parliamentPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government would take step very quickly for bringing the private educational institutions under monthly pay order (MPO) in accordacne with the MPO policy-2018.She said this while replying to a question from Jatiya Party member of parliament Fhakrul Imam in the house during the prime minister’s question-answer session.The present government during its second tenure has brought a total of 137,546 teachers and employees of private educational institutions under the MPO, the leader of the house said.For payment of the retirement benefit of the retired teachers and employees, she said, the government has allocated Taka 5 billion seed money in the year 2016-2017 fiscal year.The government also has given an one-time lump allocation of Taka 100 crore in the year 2016-2017 and Taka 150 crore in the last fiscal year, added the prime minister.For the welfare trust of the teachers, the prime minister said the government allocated Taka 1 billion crore during the last two fiscal years and so far 82,400 retired teachers and employees were given Taka 12.65 billion from the trust fund.The prime minister said teachers in private school and colleges are being recruited by Non-Government Teachers Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA).Sheikh Hasina said the government has adopted the fourth phase of Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP) at an estimated cost of Taka 383.97 billion for the period July 2018-June 2023 for quality improvement of the primary education.Under the programme the prime minister said current curriculum of preprimary and primary would be corrected and teaching-learning educational components would be supplied in all schools and a total of 61,166 teachers would be recruited.Under the PEDP (4th phase) programme, 65,000 teachers would be provided leadership training while 20,000 teachers would be given ICT training and 130,000 teachers would be given training on English course through British Council.read more
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll have a report on the continued fallout from the resignation of Trump National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn. Plus, we’ll talk to veteran reporter Charles Robinson of Maryland Public Television’s, State Circle about the alleged altercation between White House correspondent April Ryan and Trump staffer and former reality TV star, Omarosa Manigualt.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more March 14, 2017 — The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) presented its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to three individuals during its 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, March 4-9 in Washington, D.C. These awards acknowledge distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of interventional radiology.Katharine L. Krol, M.D., FSIRA past-president of SIR, Krol served as SIR’s CPT advisor several years and is now a member of the CPT Editorial Panel, also serving on the panel’s executive committee. She has been a proponent for interventional radiology and the care it brings to patients through her numerous roles in economics and in health policy for SIR. Krol was named 2015’s Philanthropist of the Year by the SIR Foundation and she currently chairs the SIR PReP (Payment, Research and Policy) Task Force, which is charged with moving SIR members into the new payment policy world created with the passage of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) in 2015. She retired from clinical practice in 2013, but continues to be active in volunteer work for the SIR and American Medical Association (AMA), and works as a consultant for a Core Lab. Krol joined SIR in 1985 and was named a Fellow of SIR in 1999. She has served on the SIR Executive Council as Health, Policy and Economics councilor and held the position of chair of the SIR Economics Committee, Government Affairs Committee, and Fellowship Affairs Committee, among numerous other volunteer appointments within the society. She has contributed to the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting for many years, speaking and presenting on clinical as well as health policy topics.Jeanne M. LaBerge, M.D., FSIRLaBerge is a professor in residence at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is chief of interventional radiology at UCSF’s Mount Zion Campus. Known for her interest in education and training, as well as for her clinical interests in portal hypertension and hepatobiliary interventional radiology, she has assumed several prominent roles within radiology leadership, such as her selection to the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Board of Trustees. She also served as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for radiology. In her leadership roles at ABR and ACGME, LaBerge has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the new IR Residency and IR/DR certificate — a landmark achievement for interventional radiology and a transformative event in IR training. Her other major contributions within SIR leadership have been in the development of an original syllabus series, the categorical course case-based review series and the film panel at SIR Annual Scientific Meetings. She delivered the Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture in 2011 and has been a Fellow of SIR since 1992.Gao-Jun Teng, M.D., FSIRTeng is chair of interventional radiology and vascular surgery at Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, China. He was the chair of radiology from 1998 to 2016. He is also the president of Zhongda Hospital, following his five-year term as the dean of the university’s School of Medicine. A corresponding member of SIR since 1996, Teng began his interventional radiology career in 1987, when the practice of interventional radiology was just beginning in China. Collaborating with leaders in the fields of medical imaging and the interventional radiology families, Teng has worked to champion the field of interventional radiology in China; working to standardize practice, education and research in the field. He has been one of the pioneers in the development of modern imaging technologies in China, including molecular imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Teng is the current vice president of the Chinese Society of Radiology and president of the Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology from 2016-2018. He served as the president of the Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology (CSIR) from 2009 to 2011 and he has been a fellow of SIR since 2008. Teng has greatly contributed to establishments of relations between CSIR and other societies such as SIR.For more information: www.sirweb.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | June 19, 2019 Merit Medical Acquires Brightwater Medical Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired Brightwater Medical Inc., based in Temecula, Calif. 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Piles of suitcases are gone and so are the delays at Pearson’s Terminal 3 this morning Posted by Tags: Toronto Pearson Airport, Travel Alert Thursday, August 17, 2017 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Passengers are seeing a much smoother check-in process – without piles and piles of luggage everywhere – at Pearson Airport this morning.The departures level at Pearson’s Terminal 3 was a chaotic scene yesterday, the result of delays due to technical issues with the airport’s baggage system. The problems at Terminal 3 began on Tuesday, said a spokesman for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.GTAA spokesperson Robin Smith said the issue involved the baggage system being unable to read luggage tags and automatically send each piece of luggage to the correct place in the airport. He called it an “all hands on deck situation”.The problem affected some departing flights. Travellers were asked to allow extra time to account for the possibility of delays.Technical issues at Terminal 3 departures (impacting all airlines) has created a backlog of luggage/delays tonight at #Pearson airport pic.twitter.com/6CEKZrzUhn— Kayla-Marie Williams (@kaylamarieTO) August 16, 2017Additional staff were on hand and airlines are using a simplified process to speed up check-in, he said.More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported“There is an element of manual processing. (We are using) a different kind of baggage tag, which is simpler,” Smith said. “We are seeing better results with it.”The airport also asked passengers who only have carry-on bags to consider checking in online.Some travellers took to social media to complain about the baggage system issues and the delays.“Thanks to #TorontoPearson for delaying our flight home by three hours then not telling us our luggage wouldn’t be on the flight” one person tweeted Wednesday morning.The airport has apologized for the delays caused by the issues with its baggage system.“We are confident in our contingency plan that is going to allow passengers to continue checking in, moving through the security clearance process and getting to their gates (with) their bags arriving with their flight,” Smith said yesterday.On any given day, Pearson handles about 100,000 pieces of baggage, he added.More news: Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truck With files from The Canadian Press Shareread more
Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away There are certain traits coaches look for in a quarterback that seem to be universally agreed upon. John Skelton and Kevin Kolb have exhibited these traits from time to time, but owning the attribute is what matters. A Q can get away without having some of these characteristics but there seems to be one quality he cannot do without.Size is important but a Q can do without. Most NFL scouts want their Q’s to be 6’4″ or 6’5″ and 240-plus pounds. Quarterbacks take many beatings throughout the course of an NFL season, some more than others. Collateral damage and mitigating that damage to a Q’s body is found in his frame and DNA. Although there have been many bigger quarterbacks that have had injury problems, most NFL scouts agree that body mass helps to absorb some of the impact. There will always be exceptions to this rule, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are the most notable exceptions, but there’s a reason why the vast majority of Q’s in the league have big bodies. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Reading coverage correctly and the ability to transfer what you see into a good decision is more esoteric than any other quarterback quality save for one. Reading coverage deals with the tangible of using the eyes in pre-snap reads to anticipate what an opposing defense might do and what coverage they might jump into. Taking the ball on the snap and watching where they go after the snap deals with the Q’s ability to think quickly and make sound decisions based on what he sees. This characteristic of quarterbacking is very complex and extremely important for all the greats…and all the others. But it’s not the most important attribute a Q can have in my opinion.Kevin Kolb has had more experience at reading coverage but the gap between he and Skelton seems to be closing.The most important attribute/quality/trait/characteristic I think a quarterback can have is pocket presence. Many of us call it poise or having poise in the pocket. It’s the ability to manage the rush, using mobility in a confined area, keeping your eyes down field, knowing when to pull it down, buying fractions of a second, feeling pressure, having a sixth sense, and the ability to escape the rush, get out of the pocket, extend the play and make something happen when all seems lost. If that happens, disregard the above. Comments Share Accuracy is important when evaluating a Q but it’s not a deal-breaker. Brett Favre was never the most accurate quarterback but he certainly experienced a ton of success in his storied career. Being accurate helps a quarterback’s stats but doesn’t ensure he is going to be good. The NFL is replete with accurate passers that never made it in the league.Kevin Kolb seems to be more accurate than Big Red Skelton, but this won’t be the fulcrum that tips the scales one way or the other.Command of the offense is something that seems to be more of a luxury for most quarterbacks in the league and is critical to success but it is not the most important quality of a Q. Cam Newton did not have what most coordinators would call a “command” of the Carolina offense last year but knew enough to make plays and good decisions while letting his supreme athleticism and talent take over. The intelligence of many Q’s fluctuate and their understanding and complete grasp of the offense is different from team-to-team.Both Kevin Kolb and John Skelton have struggled with command of the Cards’ offense, getting in and out of the huddle and calling plays correctly. They are not alone in this regard and there are others that struggle with this attribute but it’s not what I believe to be the most important prerequisite. Although John Skelton has a prototypical frame for playing quarterback in the NFL and Kevin Kolb is on the slighter side, this quality is not fundamental to playing the position well.It’s not arm strength. Yes, most quarterbacks in today’s NFL must have the arm strength to throw the deep in, the deep out, the seam route and the go but there have been some notable quarterbacks that have had fine NFL careers that lacked prototypical arm-strength. Chad Pennington had a successful career and yet struggled to throw the ball in the air over 40 yards.This is not Kevin Kolb or John Skelton’s problem.Having a quick release is something that most NFL coordinators and head coaches feel is a prerequisite to playing the quarterback position well but it’s not the most important attribute a Q should have. With today’s fire-zone schemes and complex coverages, passing windows in the league have become smaller and close faster. This is why Tim Tebow (along with accuracy) has struggled to be a successful passer. He just can’t get the ball out soon enough to get most balls into a quickly closing window.Although Kolb gets it up and out quicker than Skelton, a quick release or lack thereof is not the difference between the Cards’ quarterbacks. This attribute seems fundamental to playing the position well. Michael Vick had excellent years as a scrambling QB but didn’t achieve status at the position until he proved he could throw from the pocket. All the greats shared the common denominator of profound poise in the pocket: Johnny Unitas, Terry Bradshaw, Dan Fouts, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, John Elway, Peyton Manning, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. It’s not that they always stayed or stay in the pocket, it’s not that they were/are mobile, it’s not that they all had/have great ability to throw on the run either. But they all had/have great poise or pocket presence. The success they experienced came/comes from the pocket.It seems to me if a Q is hyper-sensitive to the rush, pulling down balls, feeling too much of the rush without keeping his eyes down the field, it doesn’t matter how big he is, how strong his arm is, how quick of a release he has, how precise his passes are, how well he reads coverage, the decisions he makes or the command he has of the offense. None of it matters if he doesn’t have poise in the pocket.Although a Q can use his arm strength, quick release and accuracy when out of the pocket, running quarterbacks that don’t show poise in the pocket and can’t seem to make throws from the pocket are chewed up and spit out — unless your name is Cam Newton. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation And most quarterbacks are not runners, they’re passers. How can a Q use his strong arm or quick release if he is looking to pull the ball down and run? How can a Q use his accuracy if he can’t stay in the pocket, where the vast majority of his success should come from? How can he read coverage well and make good decisions if he’s constantly feeling the pressure and pulling the ball down? And having command of the offense is all well and good but if one cannot execute that offense because he lacks pocket presence in a league that requires you throw the ball efficiently, how can that command be applied?Having poise or pocket presence seems to be THE prerequisite to playing the position consistently well over time. If a Q doesn’t have this innate, fundamental quality, how much of the other attributes that NFL decision makers value in a quarterback can he use?And this is why I think John Skelton is going to win the quarterback competition. He shows great poise in the pocket. Maybe he could learn to develop and improve upon all the other qualities one looks for in a Q?Or maybe Kevin Kolb will show profound pocket presence and play great against the Raiders. Top Stories read more
NYC Ballet chief accused of harassment takes leave from job by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted Dec 7, 2017 9:55 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Peter Martins, the influential leader of New York City Ballet for three decades, has taken a leave of absence pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.The company confirmed late Thursday that 71-year-old Martins had requested and was granted a temporary leave from both the company and the affiliated School of American Ballet until an independent investigation concluded. The probe, which is being conducted by a law firm, was launched after the company received an anonymous letter accusing Martins of past sexual harassment. City Ballet has said that allegation was not specific.In addition, the Washington Post reported Thursday that a former City Ballet dancer, Kelly Boal, had accused Martins of grabbing and shaking her in a violent way during a 1989 confrontation. Martins denied that allegation to the Post.City Ballet spokesman Rob Daniels said the company’s board had met Thursday evening and approved Martins’ request for a leave.“Because of all the distraction that these false claims are creating for New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, which I love and to which I have devoted the last 47 years of my life, I am asking the board of directors of both institutions for permission to take a temporary leave of absence until such time as the current independent investigation into these matters has been completed,” Martins said in a statement.There was no immediate announcement as to who would take Martins’ place at City Ballet during his leave.Martins has been a prominent figure on the New York cultural scene for many years, and one of the most powerful ballet directors in the world. He arrived at City Ballet as a dancer from his native Denmark, and ultimately succeeded the legendary George Balanchine as leader of the troupe, first sharing the job with Jerome Robbins and then taking sole leadership in 1990. He also has choreographed many ballets for the company.Martins is married to Darci Kistler, a former principal dancer at the company. In 1992, Martins was charged with third-degree assault against Kistler; she later dropped the charge.The Washington Post report quoted Boal, now 51, as saying that Martins, after a bad rehearsal one day in 1989 “grabbed my shoulder and pulled me out into the hallway, shaking me by the shoulders, screaming at me. … He had his hands around my neck, choking me and screaming at me. And then he pushed me away and he left.”Boal is married to Peter Boal, former principal dancer at City Ballet and now artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet. FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, choreographer Peter Martins attends a New York City Ballet’s gala opening night in New York. Martins, the influential leader of New York City Ballet for three decades, has taken a leave of absence pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. The company confirmed late Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, that 71-year-old Martins had requested and was granted a temporary leave from both the company and the affiliated School of American Ballet until an independent investigation concluded. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) read more
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