Rabat – The Drummondville Economic Development Authority (SDED) will visit Morocco and Tunisia in April, in a bid to recruit skilled and semi-skilled workers.The mission will bring together a dozen companies with an offer of 120 job positions, from chefs,machinists and sheet metal workers, to web developers and programmer-analysts.The SDED and six of the Drummondville companies will travel to Casablanca, Morocco, from April 15-19, on a pilot mission organized by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion. They will join a group of 22 companies from across Quebec. The companies will meet pre-selected Moroccan candidates to fill the vacant positions. The mission is part of the Quebec regional government’s plan to help overcome the region’s labour shortage.Read Also: World Bank Gives Morocco MAD 700 Million Loan to Counter UnemploymentThe SDED is a team of experts dedicated to the economic development of the Drummond county.The project’s partner members include 500 public companies from various sectors, including trade, industry, tourism, business, and community services.According to Canada’s 2016 census, immigrants make up 2.9 percent of the population of Drummond county. The rate is much lower than the regional level in Quebec which seats at 13.7 percent.Montreal and Casablanca are connected with two daily non-stop flights, operated by Air Canada and Royal Air Maroc.As their bilateral ties expand and touch numerous sectors, Morocco and Quebec plan to set up direct flights between Moroccan cities and the Canadian region.
BETHEL, Alaska — An Alaska retailer is seeking to open a liquor store in Bethel again after state regulators declined to renew its license last year.Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Thursday that Alaska Commercial Co. is looking to take over the license for Kusko Liquor and open a shop inside a former convenience store.The company’s vice-president, Walt Pickett, says it plans to submit an application for a city permit by Friday, and it hopes to get the matter on the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s agenda next month.AC Quickstop’s liquor store opened in 2016, but it was shut down in May 2018.Bethel residents had testified against the store, saying it had caused problems.Pickett says the company will take steps to limit the amount of hard liquor people can buy.___Information from: KYUK-AM, http://www.kyuk.orgThe Associated Press read more
Small-scale farmers – who produce the majority of food in the developing world – need to be better integrated into markets to reduce global hunger and poverty, the United Nations food and agricultural agency today reported urging more nuanced policymaking for smallholder farmers.“Policy interventions that aim at encouraging greater levels of smallholder production for sale in markets need to take better account of the heterogeneity of smallholder households,” said David Hallam, Director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Trade and Markets Division.In the foreword to the report, Smallholder Integration in Changing Food Markets, Mr. Hallam added that just as smallholders are a heterogeneous group, the markets in which they participate are also diverse in terms of their size, geographic location, connectivity to other markets, power relations between market players, and institutional setting.The report notes that with greater market integration and more inclusive value chains, small farmers are more likely to adopt new technologies required to achieve productivity growth.Stressing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, the two main ways to link farmers with markets is to provide them with better access to credit and insurance, and to strengthen the links between farmers and buyers.Farmers will not expend more time, money and energy in producing more, if any surpluswill likely go to waste because there is no storage, no transport or, possibly, no market within a reasonable distance, Mr. Hallam said.“The risk that any money spent to produce more will be lost is too great a risk for poor farmers to run,” he added. The report also notes a paradox of high food prices. Seen by some policymakers as an opportunity for farmers to produce more and earn more, the response by many farmers has been muted. “High levels of price, production risks and uncertainty, and limited access to tools to manage them deter investment in more productive new technologies that would enable smallholders to produce surpluses for sale in markets,” according to the report.It also highlights the negative consequence of inadequate infrastructure, high costs of storage and transportation, and non-competitive markets. In addition to more tailored policies, the report also highlights the role of the public sectors and international development partners to promote better policies for small farmers. read more
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The Ohio State women’s basketball team is in another funk — and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Buckeyes (13-9, 4-6 Big Ten), unranked for the first time this season, are now in the midst of their second three-game skid after Sunday’s 74-68 loss to Northwestern (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten) at the Schottenstein Center. Northwestern, which won its first game in Columbus since 1997, was led by senior center Amy Jaeschke. Besides scoring a game-high 29 points, Jaeschke helped the Wildcats launch a 19-2 run in the second half and overcome an eight-point deficit to win the game. But Northwestern did not secure its victory until the final seconds. There were no substantial offensive runs in the first half, and momentum swung back and forth as the Buckeyes took a narrow 34-32 lead into the break. Trying to avoid getting their ninth loss of the season, OSU coaches and players adopted an unusual strategy. OSU coach Jim Foster engaged in a heated discussion with referees during the first media timeout with his team trailing, 11-10. Foster, who needed to be restrained by assistant coach Ed Baldwin, admitted he intended to spark his players with his animated behavior. “I didn’t like some of the things I saw,” Foster said. “Nor did I like the laissez-faire attitude that I saw.” Junior Samantha Prahalis was also a surprise factor in the rebounding category, pulling down 10 boards and scrapping for many more. The 5-foot-6 guard provided her typical accurate passing as well, dishing out a game-high 10 assists. Senior center Jantel Lavender, who finished the game with 16 points and 10 boards, said Prahalis’ rebounding demonstrated the team’s focus on avoiding more conference losses. “I think (Prahalis’) rebounding effort is amazing,” Lavender said. “She tried to do everything she could.” A layup from freshman center Ashley Adams gave the Buckeyes a 52-44 lead with 13:05 remaining. The Wildcats then “imposed their will” on OSU, Foster said, in the form of a 19-2 run that resulted in a 63-54 lead with just more than three minutes to play. Then Jaeschke took over. Northwestern’s prolific center clinched the victory with a lucky bounce on her 3-point attempt. Jaeschke then completed a three-point play on Northwestern’s next possession to extend the lead to 69-55. Prahalis, sophomore guard Tayler Hill and redshirt freshman guard Brianna Sanders pulled OSU close, at 70-65 with under a minute to play after each hit a 3-pointer. Time ran short on the Buckeyes as they struggled to foul senior Wildcat guard Beth Marshall with under 20 seconds remaining. Marshall hit four free throws in the final 11 seconds to seal the win for Northwestern. All the praise from Northwestern coach Joe McKeown went to Jaeschke after the game. “I wish I had her for another year,” McKeown said. “She just went crazy at the end of the game. That’s why she’s such a special player.” After the game, Jaeschke cited the season sweep of OSU as evidence of the Northwestern program’s growth. “I think we’ve grown a lot as a team,” Jaeschke said. “It feels great; it’s really nice to see how far our program has come. (Ohio State) is a hard team to beat.” Foster spoke about the mental makeup of his team after the game. “We’re not a team that handles adversity,” Foster said. “We need to get a mentality of stopping the other team and facing adversity.” The Buckeyes return to action when they tipoff against Purdue at 6 p.m. Thursday at Nationwide Arena. read more
Tuesday 29 Nov 2016, 3:25 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Chapecoense players celebrate after beating San Lorenzo in the Copa Sudamericana semi-finals. Image: Andre Penner/AP/Press Association Images 12 Comments Short URL IT SHOULD HAVE been the greatest moment in a young club’s history.Instead, it has turned out to be the darkest.Chapecoense, the Brazilian team whose plane went down about 50km from Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city today, were on their way to play Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final, the equivalent of the Europa League.Formed in 1973 in the city of Chapecó, Chapecoense won their first state title in 1977 and claimed a fifth success this year.However, they have struggled in their short history and as recently as eight seasons ago were playing in the fourth tier of Brazilian football.In 2014 though, they were promoted to Serie A for the first time since 1979 after finishing second to Palmeiras in Serie B.Last week they defeated Argentina’s San Lorenzo on away goals to book their spot in the Copa Sudamericana final. Cleber Santana during a Champions League game with Chelsea in 2009. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesAmong the teams most notable players is club captain Cleber Santana.The 35-year-old central midfielder spent three years with Atletico Madrid before returning to Sao Paulo in 2010.Plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real crashes in Colombia http://the42.ie/3108496 Share22 Tweet Email1 Nov 29th 2016, 3:25 PM 26,030 Views Chapecoense players celebrate after beating San Lorenzo in the Copa Sudamericana semi-finals. By Steve O’Rourke Image: Andre Penner/AP/Press Association Images Who are Chapecoense, the Brazilian team whose fairytale season turned into a tragedy? The side were travelling to Colombia for the Copa Sudamericana final. read more
Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Twitter WWE’s Nia Jax Hopes Her Body Positivity Will Inspire Others Nia Jax Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Nia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE Evolution Now Playing Up Next Google+ Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Nia Jax and Dean Ambrose Match Reportedly Cancelled The Shield talk debut on Table for 3WWE has posted the following video clip from tonight’s new episode of “Table for 3” on WWE Network that will air after RAW of The Shield talking about their debut as a group back at the 2012 Survivor Series. Total Divas Season 7 premiere notesThe Season 7 premiere of Total Divas will air on Wednesday night on E! at 8:00 PM ET featuring new cast members Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax and Carmella. Synopsis for the episode is as follows:As the season premiere kicks off, the WWE announces its first ever “Money in the Bank” ladder match for the women’s superstar division. With Brie on maternity leave, Nikki mentors Nattie and Lana in hopes of becoming Smackdown GM. Meanwhile, newcomer Nia Jax makes a bad impression when she questions Maryse’s history in the WWE, and Trin challenges John to sex up their love life.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4GOYFmhmeARecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Nia Jax Hopes Her Body Positivity Will Inspire OthersVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 read more
Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE star Carmella will be appearing at this June’s Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne, Australia, replacing Dolph Ziggler.The company first announced the change on their Twitter page. Dolph Ziggler was initially set to appear but it was tweeted out that he would be unable to attend. Instead, Carmella will be replacing him.Tickets are on sale for the event which runs from Saturday, June 5 until Sunday, June 6 in Melbourne.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE StatusVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:35/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 2.14%0:00Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roy Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Dolph Ziggler Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Jacinda Ardern Vows To Never Say The Shooters Name Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) read more
0 Tags Marvel The Avengers Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know 40 Photos Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Square Enix/Screenshot by Gamespot The Avengers took over Twitter after a new game was revealed Monday evening at Square Enix’s press conference during E3, the world’s biggest video game conference.We’ve heard very little about Square Enix’s Avengers Project since its reveal two years ago, save for a tiny leak, but Marvel fans are accustomed to that kind of secrecy. At Square Enix’s E3 press conference on June 10, the lid was lifted and fans got to see Marvel’s Avengers for the first time. The trailer showed Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow and Hulk — but not the Marvel Cinematic Universe versions of themselves. More like loose approximations. There seemed to be mostly cinematics involved in the trailer, rather than gameplay, but it was hard to tell. Square Enix announced it is playable at their booth during E3. You can see it below: We’re filming a special #E32019 “Ask Marvel” episode this week with the @MarvelGames team and the minds behind @PlayAvengers! Send us all your fun and burning questions with the hashtag #AskMarvel and stay tuned to see if they get answered.— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 11, 2019 E3 2019 Post a comment See All E3 2019 reading • Marvel’s Avengers game coming in 2020 but it’s not the MCU you remember… Share your voice Why 2020 could be the best year for video games The new game is being developed by Tomb Raider team Crystal Dynamics, in conjunction with Eidos Montreal.Bill Rosemann, vice president and creative director at Marvel Games, was on hand at the press conference to announce that this would be Crystal Dynamics’ “interpretation” of the iconic superheroes and they are “unique to the game”, rather than a tie-in to the MCU characters we’ve come to know and love.The voice cast is pretty impressive, assembling Troy Baker as Bruce Banner, Jeff Schine as Captain America, Travis Willingham as Thor, Laura Bailey as Black Widow and Nolan North as Tony Stark. The story follows Earth’s mightiest heroes in an all-new story where the Avengers have been disassembled… and need to reassemble to, you guessed it, save the world from a big bad.We also got a release date: May 15, 2020. A few extra details announced during the conference:Single player and multiplayer co-opNo loot boxes and no pay to winEvery new superhero and every new region will be delivered at no additional cost. A sneak peek of Hank Pym was revealed with a short teaser right at the end of the press conference.Looks like we’ll most likely be seeing more news about this game over the next couple of days. Stay tuned! Video Games TV and Movies • read more
Bean’s Cafe at Brother Francis Shelter in Anchorage. (Staff photo)Just as overnight temperatures in Anchorage are beginning to dip into the teens and single digits, an area non-profit announced Wednesday it won’t be able to provide shelter beds to some of the city’s homeless this winter.Listen nowBean’s Cafe is a soup kitchen close to downtown Anchorage. Last year, for the first time, Bean’s opened it’s main daytime space as an overflow shelter just as cold winter weather bared down on the city. Anchorage was already struggling with a severe shortage of shelter beds for adults, in part because of an incident in the summer of 2016 that caused Bean’s to permanently shut down overflow shelter operations that had provided beds to more than a hundred people in the dining area.On Wednesday, Bean’s Executive Director Lisa Sauder said the organization’s board decided that was not feasible to repeat again this winter.“We were notified by our insurer that that led to many issues,” Sauder said of last year’s policy. “It was a usage change for our building, and led to us ultimately getting dropped by our insurance carrier.”“Unfortunately it’s just not something that fits with our core mission right now,” Sauder added, clarifying the organization’s main focus is fighting hunger.The decision means there will be 50 less beds available for people seeking overnight shelter.The municipality of Anchorage has a cold weather plan that goes into effect when temperatures drop below freezing.Sauder conveyed the change to officials with the city late on Wednesday afternoon.“This was a surprise for us,” Nancy Burke, the city’s homelessness coordinator, said.The beds are still badly needed. According to Burke, on Tuesday night, the Brother Francis shelter had to turn away approximately 20 people because it was filled.Burke said Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is asking the board of directors in charge of Bean’s Cafe to reconvene and reverse Wednesday’s decision. read more
Watch: Google CEO Sundar Pichai explains why searching ‘idiot’ turns up Donald Trump’s images It’s that time of the year when developers and advanced users look forward to the beta builds of Google’s latest Android release. After Android Pie, Google is going to release Android Q later this year, but traditionally grants early access to some users through its beta developer previews. This year, Google has some new plans that will certainly make a lot of people in the Android ecosystem extremely happy.Google originally limited Android beta releases to its Pixel and Nexus smartphones, which would make it mandatory for developers to own one of Google’s own smartphones to test out the new OS before its full release. However, last year things changed when Google allowed non-Pixel phones to its beta programme.For Android Pie beta programme, brands like Essential, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Vivo and Xiaomi were chosen and their select phones were a part of the early beta tests of unreleased Android P at the time. According to Iliyan Malchev, a Google employee who is working on Project Treble, Google is going to allow more brands to get compatible smartphones on the Android Q beta programme.It’s not clear yet on which other brands and smartphones will be allowed on the Android Q beta programme, more details will be revealed in May at Google’s I/O 2019 conference, where Google traditionally showcases beta developer previews of its upcoming flagship Android update. Google Android 10.0 Q beta is coming soonAndroid/Twitter (screen-grab)According to XDA Developer’s Mishaal Rahman, who found a bug tracker for Android Q Beta, Google’s Android Q Beta Issue Tracker has a default date filter of March 11. This means reports from the general public made after the said date will be listed and also confirms the imminent announcement of Android Q Beta.Since there was no word on March 11 or even 12, Android Police is reporting that the Android Q Beta releases on Wednesday, March 13. Mark your calendars if you wish to test the early builds of the unreleased OS. Android Q beta is coming soon to replace Android PWikimedia CommonsBut it’s also worth noting that early beta releases are extremely unstable and it is advised against flashing it on primary devices. Interested folks can side-load the beta version of Android Q upon release on their secondary devices. But if you hate to risk dealing with a malfunctioning device, stay put till May this year or end of the year when fully stable Android Q rolls out.Until then, you can keep guessing what Google will call its new Android version. We’ll get you started with our best guess, which is Quesito. Not many options out there, so you can throw your guess. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/1:51Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:46?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … read more
Natural star Nani, Mohan Krishna Indraganti, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao HydariCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookNatural star Nani has announced his landmark 25th film titled V, which will be directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti and feature Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari.Mohan Krishna Indraganti had launched Nani as an actor through his third directorial Ashta Chamma in 2008. With his natural acting skills, the Nenu Local star has taken his career one step up the ladder with each of his films. Today, he is 23 films old in the industry and his last outing Jersey has become another big hit. Vikram Kumar will direct his 24th movie titled Gang Leader, which will go on floors soon.V will be produced by Dil Raju under the banner Sri Venkateswara Creations.An elated Nani took to Twitter on Monday morning to release the logo of the movie V. The actor also wrote, “He introduced me as a Hero in my 1st film. Today he is all set to introduce me again in my 25th film. But… this time… It’s different 😉 Your friendly neighbourhood BAD ASS joins the party #VTheMovielt sheet and keep a print out for future reference.”Mohan Indraganti revealed that V is set to be a multi-starrer movie and along with Nani, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari will also be seen playing the lead roles. The director tweeted, “V starts today. V will ENTERTAIN you. V will MOVE you. V will EXHILARATE you. V promise you #VTheMovie @isudheerbabu @i_nivethathomas @aditiraohydari.” V movie team and its logoCollage of photos taken from TwitterSudheer Babu revealed that V is going to be an action thriller film. The actor tweeted, “”V” are coming back and this time with an action thriller Reunion with my fav @mokris_1772 sir & @aditiraohydari… My 1st with Dil Raju Anna & talented @i_nivethathomas EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. #VTheMovie #Sudheer11 #SVC36 @SVC_official #AmitTrivedi.”Aditi Rao Hydari also tweeted, “”Let today be the start of something new” Happy to announce my new project… #VTheMovie – thrilled! @isudheerbabu @i_nivethathomas @ItsAmitTrivedi @SVC_official @mokris_1772 #SVC36.” Responding to Nani’s post, the actress tweeted, “Fashionable late Welcome to the party BAD ASS!!!! @NameisNani #VTheMovie (sic).” read more
In picture: Congress leader Kamal Nath.Twitter/Kamal NathTwo BJP MLAs on Wednesday cross-voted in favour of the ruling Congress to help pass a Bill on prevention of mob lynching in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. The House was adjourned sine die after the bill was passed.Embarrassed Leader of Opposition, Gopal Bhargava said he will discuss the issue later. Wednesday’s developments bring to an end the speculation over the survival of Kamal Nath government, especially in the wake of developments in Karnataka.The two BJP legislators – Sharad Kol of Beohari and Narayan Tripathi of Maihar – are reportedly joining the Congress. Tripathi, who has been elected from Maihar several times, is a known party-hopper and has been in the Samajwadi Party and the Congress earlier. Kol of Shahdol has also been in the Congress earlier.A triumphant Congress later expressed hope there will more arrivals from the BJP. “Some more BJP MLAs are in touch with (Chief Minister) Kamal Nath. Let us wait and watch,” said a party leader.Kamal Nath had earlier challenged the Opposition to try and buy out the ruling party legislators in this state. Responding to Bhargava’s boast: “We can bring down the government the moment the No 1 and 2 leaders give a go ahead”, he retorted: “Your No 1 and 2 have the wisdom not to give you the go ahead.””Everyone knows about the skills of your No 1 and No 2. Our government will complete five years. If you are so sure, why don’t you bring a no-confidence motion right away?””Instead of this everyday clamour of keeping the minority government at its mercy, the opposition should hold a no-trust vote right away. We are prepared for it, here and now. Is the Opposition ready?” he asked.While discussing a calling attention motion on Medicity brought by Congress members Rajyvardhan Singh Dattigaon, Kunal Chaudhary and Vinay Saxena, Kamal Nath said that the BJP has been making such claims right from the day his government took office. “Let me make it clear the Opposition’s claims are bogus and our MLAs are not for sale.”Amid thumping of desks by the ruling coalition members, he said that this government is here for five years and Madhya Pradesh will create history by setting up new benchmarks of development bringing prosperity to every class.Making first person remarks for a long time, Kamal Nath said that that he had maintained certain probity in his political life and tried to set an example. He said no one has raised questions or made any allegations in his 45 years of political life.”I have been an MP for 40 years and was a Minister of several departments at the Centre. I have always tried to keep my political life clean. As a minister, I have always protected the interests of people of Madhya Pradesh.”The Chief Minister said that as Union Commerce Minister, he took care of the interests of farmers in the WTO and did not compromise.As Minister of Urban Development, he had given Madhya Pradesh the highest amount of money for the development of the cities, he said. “It is a record. When I was the Environment Minister, I made available the funds for the development of the Bhopal lake and benefitted the state by changing the transport rules while being Transport Minister. It was appreciated even by the then Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.””When I was questioned about the decision to sell the airplane of the state government, I felt great pain and sorrow,” he said, adding that the decision was not his.”It was the government of Shivraj Singh. His cabinet had decided it. We just implemented that decision.”Kamal Nath said that Chouhan has this habit of making allegations but he was not used to hear such accusations. “I haven’t done anything to be questioned by people. It hurts if someone blames me needlessly.”I do not resort to television and media politics. I do not have the passion to show face and print photos. If any section of the state is in crisis, then I try to resolve the issue immediately and bring relief. This, I believe, is true sensitivity to people.” read more
Alexei Nikolsky/APRussian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Moscow on Thursday.Updated 9:55 a.m.President Vladimir Putin said in his annual state-of-the-nation speech that Russia has tested powerful nuclear weapons that render missile defense systems useless.Those weapons include cruise missiles, nuclear-powered underwater drones and a new hypersonic missile that travels five times the speed of sound.“The foreign policy part of Putin’s speech focused on how the United States had ignored Russia’s strategic interests long enough,” NPR’s Lucian Kim reported from Moscow. “Putin repeatedly interrupted his speech to show videos of cutting-edge rockets and torpedoes snaking their way to their targets.”Putin uses state-of-nation speech to show off Russia’s new super weapons: “Nobody wanted to talk to us. Now listen to us.”(Applause) pic.twitter.com/wZrzWRdoDX— Lucian Kim (@Lucian_Kim) March 1, 2018Putin warned that any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies would trigger a response.The speech precedes Russia’s upcoming presidential elections, set for March 18. Putin is widely expected to win his fourth term in office.With videos and computer graphics displayed on giant screens, Putin showed off the array of new weapons to the hundreds of officials and lawmakers gathered for the address.“A low-flying, low-visibility cruise missile armed with a nuclear warhead and possessing a practically unlimited range, unpredictable flight path and the capability to impregnate practically all interception lines is invulnerable to all existing and future anti-missile and air defense weapons,” Putin said, according to the state news service TASS. He said the missile was successfully tested late last year.The underwater drone is capable of operating at “very extreme depths covering intercontinental distances” at speeds much faster than current submarines, torpedoes and surface ships, Putin said.Breaking: Putin interrupts state-of-nation speech with videos of new weaponry that will overcome US missile defense. pic.twitter.com/g05ydN0bVC— Lucian Kim (@Lucian_Kim) March 1, 2018He also said Russia had tested a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile, called Sarmat, capable of striking targets by flying over either the North or South poles. The missile can be armed with nuclear warheads, he said, including the new hypersonic ones.“With the total weight of over 200 tons it has a short active flight path, which complicates its intercept by ABM systems,” said Putin, according to TASS.Russia’s claims about its nuclear capabilities can be difficult to verify. For example, Russian television flashed a design of their new nuclear-armed underwater drone in 2015. Many experts questioned details in the schematic, and doubted that the weapon is fully developed. But most agree a program looking into nuclear drones exists.The president also spoke about domestic issues, including highway infrastructure and health care.“The containment of Russia didn’t succeed,” Putin said. “It’s time to recognize that reality. This isn’t a bluff.”“No one has listened to us,” he said, according to the AP. “You listen to us now.”NPR’s Geoff Brumfiel contributed to this report.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share read more
Share Courtesy of City of HoustonOn November 2, 2018, crews from the City of Houston cleaned up a homeless encampment in Midtown and moved its residents to shelters as they prepare the area to become a bus parking lot.Near-freezing weather in the region has many residents concerned for the Houston-area’s homeless population. Harris County Precinct One opened a warming center Tuesday night at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church on Emancipation. A spokesperson said about a dozen people spent the night there and the center may also be open Wednesday night depending on weather conditions.Volunteers passed out cold weather supplies and hot food as temperatures dropped. Outreach in the Barrio, a Houston-based volunteer group, raised $2,488 through a Facebook fundraiser for cold weather gear.For the first time since 2011, the number of people living without shelter in Houston is up, according to the Houston Homeless Coalition’s latest survey. A big reason for that is Hurricane Harvey — 18% of people the group surveyed said the storm led them to homelessness.The Coalition’s next count and survey begins in 2019. In the next survey, the group wants to see how recovery has progressed, said spokesperson Sarah Brown.“I think that this year’s count will inform us a lot about how our region has recovered and how it will need to continue to recover,” Brown said.Brown says the Coalition is currently recruiting volunteers and finalizing questions for the next survey, beginning in January. Before then, she says, area aid organizations are also taking cold-weather donations. read more
Its a Little Bit of BOAC MagicIts a Little Bit of BOAC MagicBritish Airways has created magic by sending its special BOAC retro painted Boeing 747 centenary aircraft out to Los Angeles for one special customer.Earlier this year the airline re-painted four of its aircraft in iconic liveries from its 100-year history which have created a real stir among customers. One customer, Judie Parr Graham-Bell who had heard about the special fleet got in touch with British Airways as she wanted to share her special memory.Judie’s late husband, Philip Graham-Bell, worked for BOAC, the forerunner to British Airways, for 28 years. Philip started his career in the Royal Air Force before holding various roles at BOAC. In 1951, Philip was promoted to be the Charter Manager, with responsibility for organising flights around the world for the Royal Family.The first flight that he was responsible for planning was for HRH Princess Elizabeth (now Her Majesty The Queen) on 8th October 1951, when she travelled to Montreal via Gander. Judie explained that Philip had told her that this was one of the greatest honours in his life. Judie believes that Philip’s motos of “doing your homework” and “rehearse, rehearse, rehearse” meant that he was successful in this role at BOAC.Philip changed roles in 1958, where he became responsible for the BOAC operations on the West Coast of America and this is where he would meet his wife, Judie. Judie, who had recently moved from Australia to San Francisco, was invited to a travel lunch event on the first day in her new job. It was at this event she would meet her husband Philip.Judie said: “I had just started a new job that morning and the director asked me to go to a lunch which BOAC was hosting at the Top of the Mark Hotel. When I was introduced to Philip I knew it was love at first sight and it was the start of the rest of my life”“Philip would always tell stories from his days at BOAC, he was so proud to work for the airline, as he appreciated the skills he learnt and the experiences he had. He always spoke very highly of the level of talent and dedication of his colleagues.”“I always had a dream of seeing the BOAC livery on a plane up close and when I saw that British Airways had painted the BOAC livery I knew I just had to see it. I couldn’t believe it when I turned up at the airport to be told that British Airways had sent this one special jumbo jet to Los Angeles especially for me!”Judie contacted the British Airways museum as she wanted to donate items that her husband, Philip had received from the Royal Family and wanted to know if it was possible to see the BOAC aircraft during on stopover in London on her way to Budapest. The Museum told her the BA Magic team at British Airways of her story.British Airways’ #BAMagic100 campaign is a commitment to 100 acts of kindness across the world to celebrate the airline’s centenary year. As part of the project the airline secretly swapped the usual jumbo jet planned to operate Judie’s flight for the heritage BOAC aircraft and upgraded her to First class so that she could have a taste of the world, her husband had been a part of.Commenting after the flight, Judie said: “The surprises that British Airways planned were amazing, to see the BOAC livery on the 747 up close brought back so many memories of Philip, it was overwhelming. The crew on board were fantastic and treated me like I was a Princess.”Gillian Tracy, the cabin crew Customer Service Manager on board said, “It was such an honour to have Judie on board, she shared some amazing stories about Philip’s career with the crew. It was lovely to hear about her life with Philip and it made us all so proud knowing that British Airways is still such an important memory and a part of her life.”When Judie touched down at Heathrow she was met at the aircraft by Jim Davies, a curator at the British Airways Heritage Centre, where she donated correspondents that Philip received from the Royal Family for his work.Jim Davies, volunteer at the British Airways Speedbird Centre said, “It was a pleasure to meet Judie on her arrival from Los Angeles and receive the gifts she kindly donated to the museum. We welcome visitors to our museum on a regular basis and it’s always such a pleasure to hear from people who have such incredible stories to share.”The British Airways BOAC livery 747-400 will remain in service until 2023 and its part of a fleet of four heritage aircraft specially designed to mark the airline’s 100 years.Source = British Airways read more
LUX* Resort South Ari Atoll recently held its first ever Underwater Festival, a celebration of the region’s unique marine life, local conservation efforts and some rather special locals: whale sharks.The Festival is a fantastic line up of snorkelling, diving, marine encounters, workshops, seminars, taking place in of one of the Maldives’ most luxurious resorts.Celebrating the Underwater WorldWe’re joined at the event by the global heads of PADI, the world’s largest scuba diving training organisation, technology start-up iBubble, inventors of a cutting-edge new underwater drone, and dive-specialist media from France, the UK and Australia.With over 25 million PADI-qualified divers around the world, PADI is now changing its focus from developing safe and responsible divers, to nurturing an army of ocean advocates; “champions of the water planet” according to President and CEO, Dr Drew Richardson.PADI’s Richard Somerset, Matt Wenger, Dr Drew Richardson and Mark Spiers.We’re treated to a presentation of Richardson’s vision at the opening event and on our first day in the field (so to speak), he joins us in our first exploration of South Ari Atoll’s very special marine environment.Our first dive is a large coral bommie with enormous sea fans around the base, abundant soft corals decorating the overhangs and a dip in the middle that plays host about a billion blue stripe snapper – a photographer’s dream come true.Abundant marine life in South Ari Atoll’s marine reserve.Back at the resort, a local artist is celebrating the underwater world in a rather unique way, painting canvas (in oils) underwater. The painting, purchased by PADI, will be auctioned at DEMA, with proceeds going to Project Aware.Underwater artist Hussain Ihfal with the finished work.Underwater toys for big boys (and girls)On our next underwater excursion, we get to play with some serious toys. First up, iBubble, an innovative new underwater drone. Using cutting-edge technology, this bright yellow drone can follow hand-signal instructions to shoot whatever you want it to – or simply follow you around and film your dive, leaving you to simply enjoy it.iBubble the world’s first autonomous underwater drone.We’re also given an opportunity to dive with an underwater scooter, with PADI on hand to take us through a Diver Propulsion Vehicle specialty certification.The author trying out an underwater scooter.Whale sharksLUX* South Ari Atoll is located in a rather special part of the Maldives. Its back reef, which drops off a few hundred metres out from a row of over-water bungalows, plays permanent residence to a large population of whale sharks.The Maldives Whale Shark Research Program (MWSRP), located on nearby Dhigurah Island has identified 388 individuals, so chances of a whale shark encounter here are fairly high.Our first encounter is on snorkel. After patrolling the reef wall for a while, a whale shark is spotted and we all go crazy, grabbing masks, fins, cameras, before jumping in to join the melee.As soon as my head’s underwater I spot him. Somehow, I’m lucky enough to land in the water right beside him. And he’s moving very slowly. It’s not too hard to swim alongside and watch this gorgeous giant as he glides through the water.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>My next encounter is on scuba. As we swim along the reef wall, he glides gracefully by, slowly enough for us to swim alongside and take a few photos before he disappears into the blue.In the evening, we’re treated to a presentation by the MWSRP Infield Coordinator; Abdul Basith Mohamed, who shares some insights into what little we know about whale sharks. It has been established that this site is a secondary nursery, and the statistics gathered here highlight the site’s importance as a tourism attraction and help convince government to maintain its protection.Anyone can contribute to the MWSRP research by sharing photos with the team via their mobile App. The whale shark you encounter will be identified, and if they can’t find a match – you get to name it!Turtles…From one endangered species to another, the next day we find out about the Maldives’ sea turtles, and specifically, the plight of the Olive Ridley, from turtle vet Claire Petros. Claire manages the Maldives’ Marine Turtle Rescue Centre in Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Resort in Baa Atoll, part of the Olive Ridley Project (ORP).Sea turtle vet Dr Claire Petros explains the plight of Olive Ridley turtles.Being opportunistic feeders, Olive Ridley turtles are the most susceptible to ghost net entanglement. Between 2011 and 2018 the ORP recorded 528 entangled Olive Ridley turtles, 87.9% of all entangled turtles reported.The Centre provides veterinary care and rehabilitation to injured sea turtles rescued across the Maldives. Other programs managed by ORP include the removal of ghost gear from the ocean, education and outreach programs, sea turtle monitoring, they’re even looking at ways to re-use or re-purpose ghost nets.Trans Maldivian Airways have agreed to airlift injured sea turtles to the hospital and sanctuary run by Dr Petros.The project has enlisted the help of Trans Maldivian Airways, to help transport injured turtles to the sanctuary, and aims sometime soon to have a turtle biologist on every atoll.We join Claire for a dive after this presentation and are joined along the way by three turtles, two green turtles and a little hawksbill who ignores us completely as he nibbles at sponges on the reef.That’s a wrap.It’s been an inspiring week, celebrating the underwater world in so many different ways, from underwater painting to marine conservation and new technology. I’ve learnt more about whale sharks in a week than I knew in my lifetime beforehand and come face to face with two of these gorgeous gentle giants in as many days.Our week ends with a beach-side BBQ, watching images and video of our underwater adventures projected on a giant outdoor screen. We all emerge invigorated and inspired. Invigorated by incredible marine encounters, and inspired by the presentations given each day by passionate ocean advocates.The author with Dr Drew Richardson, CEO and President of PADI Worldwide and Founder of Project AWARE.We dived with: Euro Divers Maldives.Where: LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives.Contact Diveplanit about dive/stay holiday packages at LUX* South Ari Atoll. read more
Keim should know more than most. Entering his sixth season as Arizona’s general manager, he’s efforting to find the Cardinals’ next franchise quarterback for the second time.The first time around, things worked out pretty well. In the spring of 2013, Keim engineered a trade with the Oakland Raiders, nabbing veteran Carson Palmer for late-round draft picks. Palmer played very well in Arizona, guiding the Cardinals to a 38-21-1 record while throwing for 105 touchdowns and 57 interceptions and helping his team to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. Palmer retired in January.Now, it’s up to Keim and his staff to find the next signal caller.“If you don’t have (a franchise quarterback), and can’t find one, a head coach’s and general manager’s stay is usually not very long,” Keim said. “As simplistic as that philosophy sounds, it’s extremely tough because there are 32 teams and 32 guys don’t exist that are considered franchise quarterbacks.”The latest episode “Cardinals Flight Plan” focuses on the work of the scouting department during the annual Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, which was held in January. This year’s crop of draft-eligible passers was well represented at the showcase with Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Wyoming’s Josh Allen heading the list. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 1 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact During the second episode of “Cardinals Flight Plan,” general manager Steve Keim was asked if finding a franchise quarterback is the Holy Grail for any GM.Keim took it a step further.“I think it’s the Holy Grail for an organization,” Keim said. “I think everyone in this organization, for the most part, the success of their career in some way is attached to their franchise quarterback.” “I think every position, in itself, is unique, but quarterback is obviously extremely important because they handle the ball on every play and they make decisions,” Cardinals Eastern Region scout Luke Palko says. The episode also gives a little bit of the players’ perspective. Virginia’s Kurt Benkert describes the hectic interview process, where players jump from table to table to have brief conversations with franchises.“It’s basically like speed dating,” he said.The next episode of “Cardinals Flight Plan” premieres on Facebook Watch March 14 and will look at Steve Wilks’ coaching staff and the NFL Combine process. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories read more
by The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2019 6:19 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Text of Jackson estate statement on 10th death anniversary FILE – This July 7, 2009 file photo shows signatures on a poster of the late pop icon Michael Jackson at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, marks the tenth anniversary of Jackson’s death. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) LOS ANGELES — Statement to The Associated Press from Michael Jackson’s estate on the 10th anniversary of his death.___Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian. The entire global community joined in grieving during a powerful and emotional memorial service witnessed by more people than had ever viewed a live event before. Messages of condolences from Nelson Mandela and others were read as was a poem written for the occasion by the esteemed Maya Angelou. Berry Gordy Jr., founder of Motown, eulogized his protégé by saying, “. the King of Pop is not big enough for him. I think he is simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived.” United in grief, the world wept not only at the loss of an artistic genius but at the void left by the loss of a father, son and brother.A decade later, Michael Jackson is still with us, his influence embedded in dance, fashion, art and music of the moment. He is more important than ever. But the true measure of Michael was his giving to others, which came in many forms. He comforted the unfortunate at hospitals, in long term care facilities and at halfway houses. He equipped Neverland Ranch with medical facilities to accommodate patients seeking refuge from their lonely hospital rooms, and thousands came. He visited troops on bases around the world serving their country. Guinness World Records acknowledged his efforts with an award for Most Charities Supported by a Pop Star.In a world where numbers are the measure of a man, Michael Jackson is a resounding success, whether by his 16 No. 1 singles and eight No. 1 albums in the U.S or the fact that his album “Thriller” is owned by more people on the planet than any album ever made and “Thriller” the short film is the only music video to have been inducted into the National Film Registry. And when mastery of a craft is the measure, Michael Jackson’s divine abilities remain the yardstick by which others are measured and against which today’s masters still measure themselves.But we best remember Michael by paying tribute to his legacy of philanthropic work and ask music fans everywhere to make a difference in their community — whether it’s planting a tree, volunteering at a shelter, cleaning up a public space or helping someone who is lost find their way.“I believe each person can make a difference in the life of someone in need,” he said. This is how we honour Michael.The Associated Press read more
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