Analyst Calls For Major Head Coach To Be Fired

first_imgLouisville's players take the field for a football game.LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 1: The Louisville Cardinals run on the field before the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Papa John’s Stadium on October 1, 2005 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Everyone probably knew that Clemson would blow out Louisville football today. The Tigers are cruising to the College Football Playoff, and the post-Lamar Jackson era Cardinals have sunk to the bottom of the ACC.I don’t think even the most optimistic Clemson fan would’ve called today’s score though.The Tigers rolled to a 77-16 win at home. Things were so bad, that Trevor Lawrence only threw 12 passes for 59 yards before leaving the game for Chase Brice.Clemson’s rushing statistics are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. As a team, the Tigers ran the ball 37 times for 492 yards and five scores.Three guys—Travis Etienne, Lyn-J Dixon, and Tavien Feaster—broke 100 yards, but none carried the rock more than eight times. In total, 14 players recorded carries according to ESPN’s box score.Looking for an upset win by Louisville football was too much, but this performance might be the final nail in a well-secured coffin for Bobby Petrino’s tenure at UL.SB Nation‘s Jason Kirk is not a Louisville fan, but even he didn’t waste time in summing things up with his post on the game.— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) November 3, 2018Things were so bad today, that Dabo Swinney found a way to get his son Will, a walk-on, a score.Will Swinney is in for the TD!And looks like Dabo couldn’t be happier ?— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 3, 2018The name everyone points to as the next Louisville coach is Jeff Brohm. He’s done an amazing job at Western Kentucky, replacing Petrino, and now Purdue. However, he’s likely to get looks at the biggest jobs that open this year, and while UL is his alma mater, and maybe a better job than Purdue on paper, it’s not a guarantee that he makes that jump.Brohm recently let everyone know how happy he is at Purdue, amid the rumors. Louisville will be a big draw for him, but it doesn’t feel like a slam dunk right now.last_img read more

Manchester City competing like ‘animals’ to win title: Fernandinho

first_img Next Reuters ManchesterApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 11:32 IST Manchester City have displayed ruthless form and won their last 11 league games (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester City have shown they can compete like “animals” to retain their Premier League titleCity restored their one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table after Wednesday’s 2-0 winCity have displayed ruthless form and won their last 11 league gamesDefending champions Manchester City have shown they can compete like “animals” this season in a bid to retain their Premier League title, midfielder Fernandinho has said.City restored their one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table after Wednesday’s 2-0 win at Manchester United and can become the first team to retain the Premier League title since the Old Trafford club in 2009.Victory in the final three games of the season will ensure a fourth league crown in eight years and Fernandinho said City’s display at United showed how determined they were to succeed.”We showed the desire in competing for every ball like animals. I think this is the spirit of a team that wants to be champions,” Fernandinho told reporters.Liverpool, who are looking to end a 29-year drought for an English league title, were seven points ahead of City in January before Pep Guardiola’s side handed them their only defeat of the season to reduce the deficit.City have displayed ruthless form since, winning their last 11 league games, and Brazil international Fernandinho believes that the title race will go down to the wire.”If you look back to January, they could have been 10 points clear after our game. We didn’t want that. We reduced the gap to four points and now we’re one point up,” he said.”That’s the way the Premier League is going to be decided and I hope we can do our job and win those three games, and be champions again.”advertisementCity are at Burnley on Sunday and finish their season with games against Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion.”Burnley are always difficult. They have a specific way to play and it’s not easy to go there. They drew with Chelsea last Monday,” added Fernandinho, who is a doubt for the game with a knee injury.”We have to recover as soon as possible and try to be fit and be ready. It’s going to be a very important, very difficult game for us.”Also Read | Manchester City star Raheem Sterling honoured with award for fighting racismAlso Read | East Bengal exploring Barcelona tie-up possibilityAlso Watch | Love the energy of the Indian players in the IPL before World Cup: Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Manchester CityFollow Premier league Manchester City competing like ‘animals’ to win title: FernandinhoManchester City midfielder Fernandinho said that the club was competing like “animals” to retain their Premier League title.advertisementlast_img read more

Gov’t to Review Tertiary Education Funding

first_img Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be undertaking a review of tertiary education funding. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be undertaking a review of tertiary education funding.He said the objective is to ensure that more students will have access to higher learning.“A part of the transformation in the way in which we fund tertiary education is to fund the students rather than the institutions. I think if you do that, you will see institutions becoming more efficient, because they now have to compete for the students and I think, that, in itself, will make tertiary education more accessible and more affordable,” he said.The Prime Minister was speaking at the Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) fundraising banquet held on Thursday (June 15) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Mr. Holness said the new funding arrangement will include careful negotiations and public discourse.He said while the Government does not have the resources to make tertiary education free, there are ways to restructure student loans and the resources being provided so that more students are able to complete their courses.“Every year, the number of students who register but then are unable to complete their courses is increasing, and it amounts almost to a waste because, you start, you pay down then can’t finish, you drop out, and that money is gone,” he lamented.He said the Government has heard the concerns regarding funding and is moving to make improvements.“We know the difficulties that students face, which is why we have been very sympathetic and acted to support students who reached out to us at the University of the West Indies (UWI), to ensure that they could stay in school and complete their education. They are far more valuable to the society with a degree than without,” the Prime Minister pointed out.The banquet was to commemorate the inauguration of the NCU’s 24th President, Dr. Lincoln P. Edwards.During the function, awards were presented to several persons for institutional advancement.They include Dr. and Mrs. Ethelred Carter; Mr. Victor Dixon (posthumously) and Bernice Dixon; Drs. Neville and Angela Gallimore; the Hon. Michael Lee-Chin; Dr. and Mrs. Milton Morris; the Most Hon. Percival James Patterson; Dr. and Mrs. Witford Reid; Dr. and Mrs. Herman Ricketts; Dr. and Mrs. Byron Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. Aston Tai; Dr. Herbert Thompson; Dr. Ouida Westney; and Dr. Lennox Westney (posthumously). “A part of the transformation in the way in which we fund tertiary education is to fund the students rather than the institutions. I think if you do that, you will see institutions becoming more efficient, because they now have to compete for the students and I think, that, in itself, will make tertiary education more accessible and more affordable,” PM Holness said. PM Holness said the objective is to ensure that more students will have access to higher learning. Story Highlightslast_img read more

USCG Medevacs Celebrity Reflections Passenger

first_imgImage Courtesy: USCGA 47-year-old man was medevaced from the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship during the morning of April 20, some 35 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the United States Coast Guard informed.The man, who was in medical distress, was transported along with a cruise ship nurse to the Centro Medico Hospital in San Juan.Watchstanders with the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center were contacted by the crew of the Celebrity Reflection, who requested Coast Guard assistance in transporting the passenger to a local hospital.A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was launched to take the patient from the cruise ship, owned by US-based cruise line Celebrity Cruises.Upon arriving on scene with the Celebrity Reflection, the USCG helicopter crew hoisted the patient and cruise ship nurse onboard the aircraft and transported them to the Centro Medico Hospital in San Juan, where the patient was received by awaiting emergency medical personnel.last_img read more

Woman booked for threatening motherinlaw to separate her from son

first_imgGhaziabad: Ghaziabad police have booked a woman for allegedly blackmailing her mother-in-law by stealthily installing a spy software in her mobile phone and getting an access to her private calls and messages. The woman accused also threaten the elderly woman to get separated from her son if she don’t want her personal chats and calls to go public. Police have booked four persons including the woman and her three other family members As per reports, the elderly woman has been identified as Kamlesh Singh (53), a resident of Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabad. The woman has alleged that her son Amit Raj, who is a joint commissioner at Income Tax department in New Delhi, got married to Deepti Jayant, a native of Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabad in 2007. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”Deepti had hacked her mother-in-law’s mobile phone and involved her three other family members, including her two brother and elder sister to purchase a spy software from an IT company named one store India private limited in April 2018. She then installed the software in victim’s mobile phone and all her calls and messages got transferred to some other number. Deepti recorded all her personal calls and accessed to her whatsapp messages and photos. The woman then threatened the victim to make all these calls and messages public after some editing and lodged a fake case against her and her husband if she continue staying with her son,” the complaint read. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe report further said that the woman accused also threatened her mother-in-law to defame her and her son. Also she threatened to publicize the bank related information which she accessed from her phone. Meanwhile police have registered a named FIR against four persons in connection with the case. “Based on the complaint, an FIR under relevant sections has been registered against the woman, her brother Mohit and Harshit, her sister Meenakshi. A probe has been launched into the case while we are verifying the facts,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of police (city) Ghaziabad.last_img read more

Carleton University apologizes for mistakenly sending active attacker alert

first_imgOTTAWA — An Ottawa university is apologizing for accidentally sending out an alert about an “active attacker” on campus. Carleton University says staff were updating the emergency messaging system on Monday when the incident happened.The school says the message was sent when the alert template should have just been saved.It was the second time in less than a week that students at Carleton got an emergency alert.On Saturday, the school issued an email alert warning of a “hazard on campus” following a fire at the Steacie Building for Chemistry.The alert advised students and faculty to evacuate the area.  The Canadian Presslast_img

A slap in the face Serial killer moved to medium security

first_imgTina HouseAPTN National NewsConvicted serial killer Cody Legebokoff has been moved from a maximum security prison in B.C. to an unidentified medium security facility in Ontario.It’s news that doesn’t sit well with missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls advocates and First Nation leaders.“It’s absolutely shocking that they would reduce his security measures to medium security,” says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. “It certainly is a slap in the face to the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls movement.”In September 2014 Legebokoff, 24 at the time, was convicted on four counts of first-degree murder in the Prince George area deaths of three women and a teenage girl.He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.Legebokoff’s first victim was 35-year-old Jill Stuchenko, who was last seen on Oct. 9,  2009.He has also been convicted in the murders of 23-year-old Natasha Montgomery, who disappeared on Sept. 1, 2010, and 35-year-old Cynthia Maas, who was last seen just a few weeks later, on Sept. 19, 2010.Legebokoff was arrested by police in November 2010, shortly after he disposed of the body of his fourth victim, 15-year-old Loren Leslie, on a logging road off the Highway of Tears.“The families, I can’t imagine what they are going through,” says Bernie Williams, who has spent 33 years fighting for justice for missing and murdered women and girls. “That is deplorable that is disgusting.”In a written statement Corrections Services Canada said that “all offenders are thoroughly evaluated and placed in facilities that can assure their security and meet their program needs. Rehabilitative efforts, leading to a gradual and controlled release, have proven to be a better way of protecting the public.”To this day Legebokoff has not disclosed the location of Montgomery’s remains.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

MoroccanGerman Journalist Souad Mekhennet Receives 2017 Daniel Pearl Award

Rabat – Moroccan-German journalist Souad Mekhennet will receive the 2017 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism, the Chicago Journalists Association (CJA) announced on October 11.Mekhennet, the first Muslim to win the award, was chosen for her work investigating Islamic extremism, resulting in her book, “I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad.”The award was set up by the parents of Daniel Pearl, an American journalist for the Wall Street Journal who was kidnapped and killed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. The prize will be given to Mekhennet on November 10 at the CJA’s 78th Annual Dinner.Mekhennet, who was born and raised in Germany to a Moroccan father and a Turkish mother, is currently working for American news outlet The Washington Post.CJA posted on their Twitter official account that the association “is proud to honor Washington Post Security correspondent and author Souad Mekhennet who ventured ‘Behind the Lines of Jihad’ to interview the world’s most wanted.”CJA added that “[Mekhennet] will become the first Muslim reporter to receive the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award.”The Daniel Pearl award was created in 2002 as a tribute to Daniel Pearl. It aims to reward journalists for their courage and integrity in journalism. Among the people who received this award of the award, Wolf Blitzer, a German-born American journalist and television news anchor who has been a CNN reporter since 1990, Martha Raddatz, a American repoter with ABC News and Lara Logan, a South African TV and radio journalist and war correspondent.Please join us for our 78th awards dinner! We’re excited to honor the following #journalists: @smekhennet, @Sneedlings and @RobStaffordNBC!— Chicago Journ Assoc (@CJA_Updates) October 16, 2017Published in June 2017, “I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad,” is a memoir where Mekhennet investigates into Islamic extremism in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.The 368-page memoir discusses the reporter’s personal experience as a Muslim reporter with a bicultural identity. As a Muslim, Mekhennet has had access to some of the most wanted members of jihadist groups, including Al Qaida and ISIS, who have refused to talk to Western reporters.Throwing aside any fears, she was frequently told to “come alone, not to carry any identification,” and to “leave her cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at the hotel.”The journalist’s memoir became the Washington Post bestselling book after it was published on June 13. In her memoir, the journalist gives detailed information about her assignments across the Middle Eastern, Europe ,and North Africa, to terrorism and extremist groups, including in Syria and Iraq.The journalist says she was committed in her memoir “not to take any side, but to speak about all sides and challenge them equally.”The Moroccan journalist has worked for internationally renowned media outlets, including The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Daily Beast and German television ZDF. She currently works at The Washington Post. read more

Canadian Pacific keeps arguing for rail merger in new report

Canadian Pacific keeps arguing for rail merger in new report OMAHA, Neb. – Canadian Pacific has issued another report arguing for its proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern, but officials at that railroad promptly criticized it.Canadian Pacific issued its third report on what it believes would be the benefits of the proposed roughly $30 billion deal on Wednesday morning. This report focused on why Canadian Pacific believes regulators might approve the deal.Norfolk Southern responded that the report is misleading and its executives concluded regulatory approval is extremely unlikely.The disagreement over the chances for regulatory approval is a byproduct of the fact that no major railroad mergers have been approved since regulators adopted tough rules for them in 2001.Norfolk Southern has rejected all of Canadian Pacific’s offers, but now CP is trying to make a case for the merger with shareholders. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 3, 2016 9:07 am MDT Last Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Mens basketball Ohio State goes for three in a row hosting Northwestern

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate drives to the basket against a Purdue defender against the Boilermakers on Jan. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | For The LanternIt wasn’t long ago that the Ohio State men’s basketball team was 6-0 heading into a matchup at Virginia. Then, the Buckeyes lost seven of their next 11 games, including four consecutive Big Ten contests. On Sunday, a win against the Northwestern Wildcats (15-4, 4-2) would make it three straight for the Buckeyes and put them right back into the thick of things in the one of the most difficult conferences to figure out this season.OSU escaped Nebraska with a 67-66 win on Thursday off a game-winning layup from senior forward Marc Loving with 0.6 seconds remaining. It was the Buckeyes first road win since Nov. 11 at Navy — the first game of the season.For the second consecutive game, the Scarlet and Gray were able to dig themselves out of a hole. The Buckeyes were down by as much as 10 in the second half, but found a way to still win the game in a tough road environment. At 2-4 in the Big Ten, OSU still has its backs against the metaphorical wall, but the team is beginning to see a little daylight.“It’s definitely a step in the right direction,” Loving said. “Before, we hadn’t been able to execute out of timeouts after drawing up a play and I was just happy to see that.”Last time out against Northwestern, the Wildcats had a seven-point halftime lead before OSU exploded for a 15-point advantage in the second half to take the game 71-63. Five players were in double figures for the Buckeyes, which was the case in last Sunday’s win against Michigan State.Four players scored double-digit points for the Buckeyes against Nebraska. Loving had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The second-half difference was OSU locking down on defense — the Cornhuskers shot 24 percent in the second half — and limiting turnovers. OSU committed 11 in the first half and zero in the second. A step in the right direction, maybe, but coach Thad Matta said those errors are unacceptable, especially against a Northwestern team that ranks 37th in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, according to KenPom ratings. OSU is 72nd best in that category.“I want to see how we can continue to grow. We’re not a team that can feel good,” Matta said. “The biggest thing I want these guys to understand is we didn’t play very well in the first half. And to look and say, ‘well, we won the game, everything is fine.’ It’s not fine.”NorthwesternThe Wildcats are in the best shape the program has been in since the 2011-12 season to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Northwestern has lost close games to top-25 opponents Butler and Notre Dame, and beaten notable opponents like Dayton and Wake Forest this season. Coach Chris Collins’ team received seven votes this past week for the Associated Press top 25 and currently sits as a No. 9 seed in ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s most recent bracketology. A road win in Columbus for the first time since 1977 would make the Wildcats even more appealing to the eyes of the selection committee and AP voters.Northwestern has three players averaging at least 12 points a game, all of whom have had success in the past against OSU. Junior leading scorer Scottie Lindsey has been the most improved player for the Wildcats, averaging 15.8 points per contest compared to 6.4 last season. Lindsey has attempted 109 3-pointers this season, converting on 41.Vic Law and Bryant McIntosh are the two other leaders for the Wildcats. Law sat out all of last season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Since his return, he is scoring better than 14 points per game and shooting 45 percent from 3. McIntosh leads the conference with 5.6 assists per game, but does turn the ball over roughly three times per contest.Northwestern is rated No. 31 by KenPom whereas OSU is No. 57.The GameIf there’s advantage anywhere in the matchup, it will be determined on the glass and in turnover margin. OSU has struggled allowing offensive rebounds in several matchups. The Buckeyes have equally struggled in keeping possession once they get it.OSU turns over the ball 13 times per game with a negative turnover margin. Northwestern commits 11 turnovers per game and has a positive turnover margin. On the glass, OSU gave up nine offensive rebounds to a Nebraska team that averages 11.7 per game. Northwestern gathers less than 10 offensive rebounds on average, but ranks tied for 117th in the nation in defensive rebounding to OSU at 15th with over 26 per game.Foul trouble for OSU’s top rebounders was a problem against Nebraska. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson, who averages nine rebounds per game, fouled out at the last media timeout and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate played with four fouls for the final four minutes. If it becomes an issue again on Sunday, OSU could have difficulty with putting bodies on 6-foot-8 Dererk Pardon and 6-foot-6 Sanjay Lumpkin and limit second-chance opportunities.Still, OSU has played well at home and there’s isn’t a reason why the Buckeyes shouldn’t play well with a chance to extend the winning streak. Thompson should own the glass which will prove to be the difference.Prediction: Ohio State 71, Northwestern 65 read more

ces 2011 The Images

first_imgWe took a lot of shots at ces last week. A lot. Most of them made it into stories, and some of them (i.e. most of the AVN show). But there were still plenty of stragglers–shots that couldn’t find a home elsewhere, but still deserve to see the light of day.After the jump, check out some of favorite pictures that just didn’t make the cut.last_img

Salah wins his fifth award of the season

first_imgLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been voted the PFA fans’ 2017/18 Premier League player of the year award in what is his fifth accolade of this season, reports the club websiteThe Egyptian forward won the award by a big margin over fellow nominees Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane, David De Gea, Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling, with 89% of the votes going in Salah’s favour.The 25-year-old has also won four PFA fans’ Premier League of the month awards this season.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Salah has currently scored an incredible 44 goals in his debut campaign at Liverpool and has won the following individual awards:PFA Players’ Player of the Year.FWA Footballer of the Year.Premier League Player of the Season.Liverpool Player and Fans Player of the Year.Salah will be hoping to cap off his incredible year by helping Liverpool defy the odds and defeat Real Madrid in this week’s Champions League final.last_img read more

Forbes Officially Signs On To Flipboard

first_imgForbes has signed on to Flipboard, the “social mag app” for the iPad that is beginning to get the stamp of approval from publishers (the Oprah Winfrey Network and just signed on to be official partners with Flipboard on April 14).Flipboard is a free “social magazine” app available on the iPad, which allows users to select RSS feeds from Facebook and Twitter and add them to their account. Flipboard then takes this selected content and weaves a personalized magazine featuring content based on user selections.Bruce Upbin, managing editor of Forbes, says, “I think it’s the only one of its kind so far – they’re the most publisher friendly of the mag apps (like Zite and Pulse) as they want to work with us to replicate our mag experience on their app. We’re more branded.” Other publishers on Flipboard include Bon Appetit, Lonely Planet and All Things Digital. Forbes currently has two iPad apps, the Investment Guide + app and The List app. Upbin distinguishes between the actual Forbes apps and the socially curated Flipboard content, “Our other apps are more targeted. The Flipboard pages is the closest thing you’ll get from us right now to reading content as if it were Forbes magazine.center_img We don’t sell per issue; our iPad strategy to date has been to take our content and brands, like The List or The Investment Guide, and turn those into an app experience.”The Investment Guide + app was released last fall, and its content is refreshed biannually when the print Investment Guide issue is released.When Forbes was faced with the question of partnership with Flipboard (content was already being pulled from Twitter feed to be included in the app), Upbin decided to make their Flipboard pages as branded as possible. He says, after all, “They had access to our content before via our Twitter feed; anyone can get anything on Flipboard (almost).”As “Featured Content”, Forbes’ and Flipboard’s design teams work together to create a branded look that carries through elements of’s articles, such as headline, byline, photos and the first paragraph that appear on the app. Advertisement is also possible once a publisher signs on to partner with Flipboard. Currently, every third page in the content section is a house ad promoting the Forbes-created iPad app. As for ad revenue terms, Upbin couldn’t share exact numbers, but says, “We get what we can for it, until Flipboard develops a set of metrics that are publisher friendly, like monthly active reader, subscribers to your section and number of page views or ‘flips’.”last_img read more

Vimeo Publishers Partner on VOD Service

first_img CBS Interactive’s TV, and Metacritic, for example, will be able to serve up some of the shows and movies that the site frequently profiles. Visitors who search for specific titles on the sites will now see on demand programs in the results listings. Who doesn’t like low-maintenance, incremental revenues? IAC’s Vimeo, a digital video platform, announced today that it’s making its on demand video service available to other publishers. The service embeds Vimeo’s player into the publisher’s site and allows visitors to rent or buy ad-free videos. Launch partners include The Atlantic, CBS Interactive Media Group and TEN: The Enthusiast Network, and each is using the service in unique ways that complement either their existing video offerings and/or align with a particular editorial strategy. The Atlantic, which has already been curating videos from a variety of sources, is now able to monetize some of that content through an embedded Vimeo player with select titles for sale or rent.center_img TEN is using a more customized strategy, partnering with Vimeo to use its platform to set up storefronts for the publisher’s sports brands, including TransWorld Motocross, TransWorld Skateboarding, TransWorld Snowboarding, Surfer and Powder. Publishers can either have total control over the content that’s available through the storefronts or let Vimeo curate it for them. There are currently 50,000 videos in Vimeo’s library.last_img read more

House Passes Absolute Restriction on Transferring Guantánamo Detainees

first_imgWhile the House on Wednesday postponed votes on more contentious amendments to the fiscal 2017 defense spending bill, lawmakers participated in voice votes on a number of proposals.The chamber approved language barring the transfer of any detainee at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to “any other location,” an amendment introduced in response to a Washington Post story revealing that at least a dozen former detainees have launched attacks killing Americans after they were freed.“The president is so focused on closing Guantánamo, that he ignores the danger posed by the terrorists detained there,” said Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), the amendment’s sponsor. “How can this administration guarantee these prisoners won’t return to the battlefield? The fact is they can’t,” Hudson said.If signed into law, Hudson’s amendment would be the strictest prohibition on transfers yet, reported the Hill. The underlying spending measure already contained bans on using funds to build or modify facilities in the United States to house detainees, or to transfer detainees stateside or to specific foreign countries.With intense opposition from the GOP to moving prisoners to the Unites States, the Obama administration has focused on transferring eligible detainees to foreign countries to bolster the argument for shuttering the facility.The House is expected to finish debating amendments and voting on the legislation, H.R. 5293, on Thursday. The $575.8 billion spending bill allocates $517.1 billion to DOD’s base budget, $3 billion more than the current level. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 1 Summons

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between July 19, 2018 and July 25, 2018:Thursday, July 19NoneFriday, July 20Corey M. Brennan (40, Wilmington) — Warrant. (Arrest)Saturday, July 21NoneSunday, July 22Melecio Castro-Flores (39, Billerica) — OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle, and Leaving The Scene Of Property Damage. (Arrest)Monday, July 23NoneTuesday, July 24Michael H. Cooper (59, Somerville) — Littering From A Motor Vehicle. (Summons)Wednesday, July 25None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issue 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issues 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Pestle mortar makers fall on hard times

first_imgHayatnagar: In the era when technology is making everyone’s job easy, it has become a curse for pestle and mortar makers. There are hundreds of families which have migrated from other districts in united Andhra Pradesh and settled near Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park. These people’s hereditary occupation is to carve pestles and mortars. They have been living in tents here for 10 years now. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us These people import granite stone from Amrabad mandal in Andhra Pradesh. “We need to pay tax for the forest department for importing,” says Nagarjuna, a mortar maker. They aren’t able to meet ends as everyone is opting for electric grinders and mixies which have almost replaced their produces. They express worry stating that they are facing hardships for want of customers. The cost of a mortar ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 150. The few customers who buy bargain for this amount too. They aren’t able to get returns that are equal the monetary investment and hard work they are putting together. They urge government to come to their aid.last_img read more

Parliament turns dysfunctional SC

first_img-Absence of institutionalised public institutions has led the people in power to being indulged into abuse of power and showing audacity of freehand exercise of power, the Supreme Court has observed.In its observations in the 16th amendment annulment verdict, the apex court also depicted a gloomy picture of the country’s parliamentary system, state of human rights, corruption, and other basic rights of the citizens.“Even after forty-six years of independence, we have not been able to institutionalise any public institutions. There are no checks and balances, there is no watchdog mechanism at work, thus the people in the position are being indulged into abuse of power and showing audacity of freehand exercise of power,” read the verdict.The court voiced concerns over the state power being a monopoly of a few. “This suicidal tendency of concentration of power is increasing. The greed for power is a like plague, once set in motion it will try to devour everything.”“Needless to say,” the verdict went on to say, “This WAS NOT at all the aims and vision of our liberation struggle. Our forefathers fought to establish a democratic State, not to produce any power-monster.”Shedding light on the state of rule of law in the country, the court observed, “The human rights are at stake, corruption is rampant, Parliament is dysfunctional, crores of people are deprived of basic health care, mismanagement in the administration is acute, with the pace of the developed technology, the crimes dimension is changing rapidly, the life and security of the citizens are becoming utterly unsecured.“The law enforcing agencies are unable to tackle the situation and the combined result of all this is a crippled society, a society where good man does not dream of good things at all; but the bad man is all the more restless to grab a few more of bounty.“In such a situation, the Executive becomes arrogant and uncontrolled and the bureaucracy will never opt for efficiency,” said the verdict.Saying that the judiciary is the only relatively independent organ of the State which is striving to keep its nose above the water though sinking, the court feared, “But the judiciary too, cannot survive long in this situation. Yet, no law has been formulated for selection and appointment of Judges in the higher judiciary.”“Instead of strengthening the judiciary,” the court said, “the Executive is now trying to cripple it and if it happens, there could be disastrous consequences.”Making a comparison with India, the court said, “In comparison to the standard of democracy, bureaucracy, freedom of the press and rule of law they [India] have been able to establish, we cannot even think to be a match with them in any manner.”In this connection, the court referred to the views expressed by an Indian jurist VR Krishna Iyer, in his book ‘Legally Yours’ where he said, “Elections are indispensable if democracy is to survive. Elections as instruments become purposeful if only there is a management study of the Houses.“What we see today in the Houses is howling not deciding because the members are not inspired by sense of management but only of grabbing power. Power without efficient objectives ceases to be serving a democratic rule of law.“The Legislature becomes a paralysed instrument without rules regulating the governance of the House. It often happens that members are at cross purposes and without a sense of harmony,” read the book of Iyer.The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on 3 July this year scrapped the 16th amendment and restored the Supreme Judicial Council and the full text of the verdict was released 1 August, stirring a huge debate over which of the state organ is sovereign – is it the legislature or the judiciary?The AL-led 10th parliament on 17 September 2014 unanimously passed the Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Bill restoring its power to remove Supreme Court judges on the grounds of misconduct or incapacity, scrapping the existing constitutional provisions for the Supreme Judicial Council inquiry into such allegations.The country’s main opposition political party – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – has hailed the court verdict and is accusing the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) of standing against the judiciary.On the other hand, the Law Commission chairman and former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque observed that the 16th amendment verdict has effectively removed the judges’ accountability to the people.The 799-page verdict has been written by the chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, and the other six judges of the Appellate Division – Md. Abdul Wahhab Miah, Nazmun Ara Sultana, Syed Mahmud Hossain, Muhammad Imman Ali, Hasan Foez Siddique, and Mirza Hussain Haider – have concurred with the views of the chief justice.last_img read more

Cambodia ruling party claims huge victory after flawed election

first_imgCambodia`s Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) prepares to cast his vote during the general election as his wife Bun Rany (L) looks on in Phnom Penh on 29 July, 2018. Cambodia went to the polls early on July 29 in an election set to be easily won by strongman premier Hun Sen after the only credible opposition was dissolved last year, effectively turning the country into a one-party state. / AFPCambodia’s ruling party said it had won a landslide in Sunday’s one-horse election, an expected outcome after the main opposition was banned, paving the way for leader Hun Sen to prolong his 33 years in power.Hun Sen, who came to power in 1985 in a country still plagued by civil war, has cracked down on dissent in the run-up to this year’s poll, pressuring civil society, independent media and political opponents.That left him with little competition and no serious challengers.Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan told AFP late Sunday they expected to win “over 100 seats” in the 125-seat parliament, citing preliminary figures from the National Election Committee.”The CPP will get more than 80 percent of the popular vote,” he said. “This is a huge victory for us.”Hun Sen, 65, a one-time defector from the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, has pointed to stability and growth as the fruits of his rule — a message that resonates with his base.”Compatriots have chosen the democratic path and used your rights,” he said on his Facebook page after polls closed in an apparent swipe at the opposition, which called for a boycott.Voter turnout was 82 percent, according to the election committee, surpassing the final figure in 2013 of roughly 69 percent when the opposition took part.- Spoiled ballots -But there were also signs of despondency and indifference, and an expert on elections in Southeast Asia said the high turnout was misleading.”With one-party rule election turnout is generally higher, not lower, because the party, in this case the Cambodian People’s Party, relies on voter intimidation more, relies on vote buying more, and turnout should be inflated that way,” said Lee Morgenbesser from the school of government and international relations at Griffith University.Pictures of spoiled ballots circulated on social media though they could not be independently verified. AFP correspondents saw dozens of blank ballots set aside during counting.”I did not go to vote. I slept at home,” said Khem Chan Vannak, a former commune chief elected with the now-banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).”A lot of my friends did not go to vote.”Western governments withdrew their assistance from the election, citing its lack of credibility.Canada’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement after the vote that “the election campaign was widely recognized to have been marred by voter intimidation and manipulation of the polls”.Canada “strongly supports their (Cambodians’) right to freely choose their leaders,” it added.Nineteen small — or hitherto unknown — parties competed against the ruling CPP in the absence of the CNRP. But analysts say they are too obscure or new to make a meaningful difference.The CPP has won every election since 1998.The opposition, whose leaders are in jail, underground or in self-exile, urged a “clean-finger” boycott as the only safe form of protest, a reference to the ink applied to people’s hands after they vote.Official results are expected on August 15.- ‘Fist of a dictator’ -More than eight million voters registered for the sixth general election since polls were organised by the United Nations in 1993.At the time the country was emerging from decades of war, including the Khmer Rouge years from 1975-79 which killed a quarter of the population.Hun Sen was installed aged just 32 as national leader during the Vietnamese occupation of 1979-89.But a youthful population angered by corruption and with little memory of the Khmer Rouge era put the ruling party’s longevity in doubt.Their votes helped the CNRP to secure more than 44 percent of the vote in 2013 and a similar share in local elections last year.But Hun Sen snuffed out the looming electoral threat, accusing the rescue party of being involved in a plot to topple the government and arresting leader Kem Sokha. The Supreme Court dissolved the party in November 2017.”This is a story of how democratic dreams die under the fist of a dictator,” Phil Robertson, deputy director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, said.- Power and patronage -A climate of fear driven by local-level ruling party members has made many reluctant to openly criticise the vote.The election committee, which has been accused of being biased towards the ruling party, said there was no voter intimidation.Hun Sen has maintained his grip on the country through political and family alliances in the police, military and media. He has placed his sons in key positions in what analysts see as an attempt to create a dynasty.The United States and the European Union declined to send monitors for Sunday’s election but Cambodia’s ally China provided support.Sam Rainsy, an opposition figure who lives in self-exile in France, said the foregone election victory was a “hollow one”.The CNRP appealed to Cambodians not to vote in the “sham election that has no support and is not recognised by the international community”.Authorities have vowed to take action against anyone who urges a poll boycott even though they insist voting is not compulsory.last_img

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