Upset Alert: Top-15 Program Tied At Halftime

first_imgVirginia Tech's Lane Stadium during game against Clemson.BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)One of the nation’s best college football team’s isn’t playing like it today. No. 13 Virginia Tech is struggling this afternoon against Old Dominion.The undefeated Hokies are tied 14-14 with the winless Monarchs despite fielding a superior roster. Are the Hokies just sleepwalking through an inferior opponent or is there a real problem in Blacksburg?It’s most likely the former, but Virginia Tech has been dominated through the air by quarterback Blake LaRussa who has nearly 250 yards and two touchdowns at the half.The Hokies have been solid in the run game with 172 yards rushing, but quarterback Josh Jackson has been shaky thus far.0-3 Old Dominion is tied with #13 Virginia Tech at halftime ?— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 22, 2018Old Dominion doesn’t have win on the year and have been outscored 108-55 through three games this season. However, the Monarchs are giving Virginia Tech all the team can handle through the first 30 minutes of the game.Will the Hokies wake up in time to keep their perfect season alive?last_img read more

Former Alabama Coach Addresses ‘Heated’ Meeting With Nick Saban

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the national title gameSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A former Alabama assistant coach had an intense meeting with head coach Nick Saban when he told him he was leaving for another school.Josh Gattis, an offensive assistant for the Crimson Tide, left Alabama for a job at Michigan, where he’ll be the offensive coordinator.The assistant coach addressed his meeting with Saban during an appearance on Jim Harbaugh’s podcast.“When Coach (Jim) Harbaugh called, it kind of caught me off guard because I had just left a meeting with Nick Saban getting my butt chewed out for 20 minutes telling him I was leaving and he was trying to get me to stay. It did not go over well,” Gattis said. “If there was any band-aid to the bruise or whatever that he left on me, it was that phone call. It was exciting to hear his voice and to talk to him personally.”Unsurprisingly, those comments went viral.Gattis has taken to Twitter to address them.“Anyone who has taken words from my podcast out of context as a shot on someone and a program I have tremendous respect for is completely wrong! Reading without listening is a complete assumption. The joke was poorly made lightly not to reflect someone I have the utmost respect for!” he wrote.Anyone who has taken words from my podcast out of context as a shot on someone & a program I have tremendous respect for is completely wrong! Reading without listening is a complete assumption. The joke was poorly made lightly not to reflect someone I have the utmost respect for!— Josh Gattis (@Coach_Gattis) January 16, 2019Alabama has had a ton of coaching turnover this offseason, so it’s not surprising that Saban would want Gattis, an up-and-coming offensive coach, to stay.However, it appears the “heated” meeting between the two wasn’t actually that heated.last_img read more

Tigress beaten to death in UP villagers make video

first_imgLUCKNOW: A disturbing two-minute video from Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district shows an adult tigress being beaten relentlessly with sticks by people this week, triggering widespread outrage. The incident took place under a protected zone of the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, about 240 km from state capital Lucknow. The mobile video, shot by a resident of the Mataina village on Wednesday afternoon, captures the assault by the villagers and even has a background commentary by a witness who says they are assaulting the tigress because she had attacked and injured a villager. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe tigress was about six years old and she died of broken ribs and injuries to her body. The tigress was cremated after a post mortem. Local forest officials have registered an FIR against 31 identified villagers for the incident and four people have been arrested. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve field director H Rajamohan said: “She had sustained fractures and injuries from sharp-edged weapons like spears on almost every part of her body.”last_img read more

Saskatchewan AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes to combat high HIV

first_imgREGINA – An AIDS support worker in Saskatchewan says pipes should be more available to drug users if the province wants to reduce HIV rates that are among the highest in North America.Jason Mercredi of AIDS Saskatoon said there aren’t any pipes available as a means of harm reduction in Saskatchewan. The province says that is because local organization’s assessments have not indicated a need.The pipes can be used to smoke crack cocaine and methamphetamine. Acquiring HIV from a pipe is less likely because the disease has been exposed to air. HIV can live longer in a needle because it’s a sealed container. The hope is, if pipes are more available, drug users would use them to get high instead of needles.“The chance of getting HIV or passing on HIV through a meth pipe is very slim,” Mercredi said. “The rate drops quite a bit.”Saskatchewan has consistently been plagued by high rates of HIV infection. Rates in 2016 — the most recent available data — were more than 10 times the national average in some areas. Nearly 80 per cent of people with HIV in the province are Indigenous.The province currently provides $562,000 annually for drug harm reduction programs to different organizations. Some programs provide needles, syringes, and education support to substance users, while others have naloxone kits and condoms.Saskatchewan doesn’t have a safe injection site, although Dr. Denise Werker, the province’s deputy chief medical health officer, said there have been discussions about creating them in Saskatoon and Prince Albert.Pipes are being provided in other parts of the country.Kero Sakeub, with the AIDS Committee of Toronto, said safe injection sites in that city often have pipes available.“Pipes are a safer option over snorting and injections,” Sakeub said. “Simply because there’s no blood involved and it’s just saliva and you can’t just get HIV from saliva.”Sakeub did note that hepatitis is easily transmissible through sharing a pipe.Maxime Blanchette, a social worker with L’Actuel sexual health clinic in Montreal, said smoking drugs instead of injecting helps people kick their addiction.“They’re alive. They’re feeling well with using the pipes instead of the needles,” Blanchette said. “They’re more ready to decrease the consumption.”But Shelley Marshall, a public health nurse with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, noted that while it is very unlikely to spread HIV, there is no evidence handing out pipes helps with infection rates.“There’s no hard evidence that distributing pipes reduces HIV,” said Marshall, adding users are more likely to acquire hepatitis from sharing pipes.Werker said providing pipes is something the ministry would consider depending on funding. She added it’s only recently there’s been in increased interest in the use of crystal meth pipes, specifically.“Certainly there is a recognition that we still need to do more,” Werker said. “We are undertaking a jurisdictional scan of harm reduction programs, specifically around the use of pipes, and learning from what other provinces have done.”Margaret Poitras, CEO of All Nations Hope, a Regina-based AIDS organization, said having more pipes available in the province would help, but it’s not the only solution.“We have to balance out those kinds of solutions with solutions that are getting to the root causes of what we’re seeing with Indigenous people,” Poitras said.“We need other solutions that are getting to the roots because we don’t want to see revolving generation of generation not healing and being well.”— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

New approach to HIV treatment could save 10 million lives says UN

13 July 2010A new United Nations report says that a radically simplified approach to ensuring access to HIV treatment for everyone who needs it could prevent 10 million deaths by 2025 and 1 million new infections annually. The so-called Treatment 2.0, says the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), could lower the cost of treatment, simplify treatment regimens, ease the burden on health systems, and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and their families.“We can bring down costs so investments can reach more people,” Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director, said at the report’s launch in Geneva today. “This means doing things better – knowing what to do, channelling resources in the right direction and not wasting them, bringing down prices and containing costs. We must do more with less.”The agency estimates that there were 33.4 million people living with HIV worldwide at the end of 2008, as well as nearly 2.7 million new infections and 2 million AIDS-related deaths. It adds that only one third of the world’s 15 million people in need of HIV treatment are accessing life-saving medicines. For the new plan to succeed, the agency’s Outlook report calls for action to be taken across five key areas.Firstly, it calls for the creation of a better pill that is less toxic and for a simple diagnostic tool to monitor treatment.Secondly, evidence suggests that people living with HIV who have reduced the level of virus in their bodies, through antiretroviral therapy, are less likely to transmit it. As a result, UNAIDS says that if everyone in need has access to treatment, this could reduce the number of new HIV infections by one third annually.The report also urges slashing the cost of antiretroviral treatment, especially for hospitalization and monitoring treatment, which can cost twice as much as drugs. Fourth, UNAIDS stresses the need to improve voluntary HIV testing and counselling, since starting treatment at the right time, optimally when their CD4 count – a measure of immune system strength – is around 350, boosts the efficacy of treatment and increases life expectancy.Lastly, Treatment 2.0 will be fully successful if communities are mobilized and involved in managing treatment programmes and access.“Not only could Treatment 2.0 save lives, it has the potential to give us a significant prevention dividend,” said Mr. Sidibé.The report also shows that young people are leading the prevention revolution, with 15 of the most severely affected countries reporting a 25 per cent drop in HIV prevalence among this key population.In eight countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – significant HIV prevalence declines have been accompanied by positive changes in sexual behaviour among young people. Mr. Sidibé cautioned that flatlining or reductions in investments in HIV will only hurt the AIDS response, with nearly $27 billion required this year to meet country-set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.“The AIDS response needs a stimulus package now,” the official underlined. “Donors must not turn back on investments at a time when the AIDS response is showing results.”His agency recommends that nations invest between 0.5 and 3 per cent of government revenue into their AIDS response programmes, but warned that for the majority of countries severely affected by the epidemic, national investments, even at optimal levels, are insufficient.Also included in the report released today are the results of a public opinion poll that shows that nearly three decades into the epidemic, countries continue to rank AIDS high on the list of the most important challenges the world faces.Overall in the survey, AIDS is perceived to be the top healthcare issue in the world, followed by safe drinking water.The publication wraps up with a “Last Word” from UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox, who said that “as a woman and mother, I feel compelled to speak out, and try to raise awareness in the best way I can, to try to use my platform to do so.” read more

Closing Bell Worries about slowing global economy Spain banking crisis weigh on

TORONTO — Worries about the eurozone debt crisis and slowing global economic conditions pushed the Toronto stock market lower.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11,634.67 -25.29 -0.22%S&P 500 — 1,352.46 -2.22 -0.16%Dow — 12,736.29 -36.18 -0.28%Nasdaq — 2,931.77 -5.56 -0.19%The S&P/TSX composite index lost 25.28 points to 11,634.67. The Canadian dollar moved down 0.06 of a US cent to 98.11 US cents.And oil closed up US$1.54 to US$85.99 a barrel as Norway’s oil industry said platforms were set to switch off due to a strike by offshore oil workers over retirement benefits.The Dow Jones industrials fell 36.18 points to 12,736.29 after disappointing U.S. jobs data on Friday, together with a warning from the International Monetary Fund that it was downgrading its economic forecast.The Nasdaq composite index was down 5.56 points to 2,931.77 and the S&P 500 index lost 2.22 points to 1,352.46 .The eurozone debt crisis also chipped away at investor confidence as Spain’s borrowing costs rose past seven per cent on its benchmark 10-year bonds, a level that is considered unsustainable.Here’s the news investors were watching today:RIM customers working on contingency plansMicrosoft sets sights on October Windows 8 launchSpain braces for new wave of austerity as tax receipts shrivelNouriel Roubini: Next year’s perfect global storm could be much worse than 2008ON DECK TUESDAYU.S. Energy Information Administration releases its short-term energy outlook ECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:15 a.m.Housing starts (June): Economists expect 205,000 starts, down from last month UNITED STATES7:30 a.m.NFIB small business economic trends survey (June): Economists expect a reading of 93.3 7:45 a.m.Same-store sales CORPORATE NEWSCANADAJean Coutu Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 24¢ a share read more

Chinese company denies funding Lankan politicians

The company said as a large international infrastructure company which operates in more than 80 countries, the CHEC went in accordance with the laws and regulations of these countries and it is CHEC’s firm policy not to get involved in politics and the elections of any country. (Colombo Gazette) The China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) today rejected reports that it had offered financial assistance to any politician during Sri Lanka’s January presidential elections, the Xinhua news agency reported.In a statement, the CHEC said the allegation made by local media was misleading and has bought disrepute to an international level company. “The CHEC calls on all the relevant Sri Lankan officials and parties not to misunderstand their responsible and cooperative partner, and not to send a wrong signal to the investors from China and all other countries,” the CHEC said. “We also urge them not to hurt the hearts of a company which has worked so hard for Sri Lanka’s development and prosperity for the past 17 years,” it said. read more

California boat company suspends tours after fatal fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The owner of a scuba diving boat company has announced an indefinite suspension of its fleet in the wake of a boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people.Truth Aquatics Inc. says Tuesday on its Facebook page that the company will “dedicate our entire efforts to make our boats models of new regulations” in collaboration with the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board.The company says customers have been requesting tours since the Sept. 2 fire and the owners appreciate the support.Authorities are investigating the fatal fire aboard the Conception in criminal and safety investigations. While NTSB Member Jennifer Homendy has expressed concern about the Conception’s escape hatch, Coast Guard records show the boat passed its two most recent inspections.The Associated Press read more

UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on role of youth in peacebuilding

Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth addresses participants during the Somali National Youth Conference in Mogadishu on December 17, 2017. UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed “I want to congratulate the federal Government of Somalia, the federal member states, the UN and all stakeholders, especially young people, who were part of this process for your successful formulation of this youth policy,” Jayathma Wickramanayake said at the opening of the country’s second National Youth Conference, where the policy was launched.“I hope that you will make those extra steps to enable youth organizations and young people to meaningfully engage in the implementation and review of this policy,” she added.The UN had been supporting the Somali Ministry of Youth and Sports with the development of the policy since 2014. It was endorsed by the federal cabinet last month. Among its key features, the policy will promote youth participation in peacebuilding efforts and other key initiatives.Also speaking at the Conference, Peter de Clercq, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, highlighted UN support for programmes fostering youth development in the country.“We have contributed so far $38 million to 18 programmes that are dedicated to youth employment, youth empowerment and more youth influence in politics, and we will continue to support the youth and the government of Somalia in this very important objective,” he said.With many of the world’s 1.2 billion young people affected by the hardship of war, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has made empowering youth a priority for Organization, and flagged the key role that they play as agents of change and critical actors in preventing conflict and building peace.Similarly, in 2015, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution in which it recognized the positive contribution of youth in the promotion of peace and security and supported efforts aimed at advancing their development. read more

Logan Stieber takes home the Hodge Trophy as best collegiate wrestler

Redshirt-senior Logan Stieber reacts after winning his 4th consecutive NCAA title by beating Edinboro’s Mitchell Port in the 141-pound championship match during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21 in St. Louis. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Heisman Trophy of the wrestling world was announced on Monday and Ohio State’s redshirt-senior Logan Stieber took home the hardware.Stieber was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy after finishing a collegiate career that saw him become just the fourth wrestler to win four national championships. He also led the Buckeyes to their first-ever team national title this season.With a 119-3 record, including a 29-0 stint as a senior, the Monroeville, Ohio, native said the award given by WinMagazine and The Culture House was something he’s always wanted to win.“Growing up, the first college match I saw was Cael Sanderson winning his fourth title,” Stieber said in a press release. “I knew the Hodge Trophy was the biggest and best award so I wanted to win it. To now be in that group is very humbling and I’m proud to have won it.”Criteria for the award includes a wrestler’s record, number of pins, dominance on the mat, past credentials, quality of competition as well as sportsmanship and citizenship.Stieber finished his senior campaign with 22 of his 29 wins coming via bonus points, including 10 pins, eight technical falls and four major decisions.Tom Ryan, who has coached Stieber at OSU for four years, said he believed his wrestler could accomplish all he has and didn’t expect otherwise.“As soon as last season ended, I met with him,” Ryan said in the release. “We discussed that the pinnacle of the sport would be to win four titles, winning the Hodge and winning the national team championship. Those were the three things we discussed. The fact that he led the team to a title, won his fourth and now won the Hodge is an awesome end to his career.”Stieber is the second wrestler to win the Junior Hodge Trophy, which is given to the top high school wrestler in the country, as well as the Hodge Trophy. Stieber was a four-time Ohio State champion in high school before heading to OSU.The Hodge Trophy was first given in 1995 and is named after Dan Hodge, a former wrestler who went 46-0 in his college career and was a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Oklahoma.Stieber is also the first Buckeye to win four Big Ten titles. His first two NCAA titles came at 133 pounds in 2012 and 2013 and a third at 141 pounds in 2014.Stieber was also named the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler and the NWCA Most Outstanding Wrestler this season. read more

Forget 999 or 111 you can now report your crimes on Twitter

first_imgWe regularly receive calls on all sorts of issues such as cats up trees and blocked drains – these types of calls can put extra pressure on our call handlersAssistant Chief Constable Ian Critchley “We know that while some people will still want to use the phone, a growing number of people would prefer to use social media to make contact. By introducing a social media desk that is available 24-hours a day means we can offer that level of service.” He added: “We regularly receive calls on all sorts of issues such as cats up trees and blocked drains – these types of calls can put extra pressure on our call handlers.” Operations manager Tony Jackson said: “By setting up the social media desk we hope to take away demand on the 101 phone lines in the future and give people more choice and an alternative way to report non-urgent crime or get advice or guidance.”  The social media desk will be manned 24-hours a day and operators will receive and deal with incoming reports via a range of approved social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Assistant Chief Constable Ian Critchley insisted the service would compliment rather than replace the current mechanisms for reporting crime. He said: “On average Merseyside Police receives 2,500 calls a day and we’ve established that between 1800 and 2000 of those calls are non-urgent and don’t require immediate police attendance.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Victims of crime are now being encouraged to report incidents via Facebook  and Twitter rather than telephone, after one of the country’s major forces launched a dedicated social media desk. Merseyside Police has introduced the initiative in a bid to cut down on the  number of trivial calls made to its emergency 999 line and also to ease the burden on its other services. But the scheme is likely to lead to concern among those, such as the elderly, who may not have access to digital devices or are not familiar with social media apps. The roll out follows a six month trial, which the force said had seen more than 6,000 people getting in touch via digital platforms. A spokesman for Merseyside Police said the trial had been so successful that 20 other forces were now looking at introducing something similar.  “We know that that we are in a fast-moving digital age and that in the last 10 years we have seen a significant shift in the way that people communicate with each other and we want to make sure that Merseyside Police remains up to speed with those changes. last_img read more

Teenager stumbles across massive World War Two German bomb during scuba dive

A teenager stumbled across a massive World War Two German bomb while scuba diving off the Devon coast.The 1,200kg explosive, dropped by the Luftwaffe over 70 years ago, was found just under a pier at a popular beach.James Cunningham, 19, came across the device when diving with his uncle on Monday evening.Having first thought the huge object was a container, a closer inspection led to him realising that it was in fact far more dangerous.Mr Cunningham, of Bishopsteington, Devon, said: “I could see it from quite a distance and it was about the same width as my arm span.”At first I thought it possibly looked like some sort of container that was covered in rust. Only by looking a bit closer we then discovered that it was in fact a bomb. The WWII bomb was discovered on Teignmouth beach, Devon on Tuesday The WWII bomb was discovered on Teignmouth beach, Devon on TuesdayCredit:APEX “We swam away post-haste and went back to shore to contact the police.”I had taken a bearing so I was able to go back out with the Navy this morning to show them exactly where it was.”I scuba dive regularly around the coast of South Devon but have never come across anything like this before.”It was quite scary when we discovered what it was but the authorities seem to be dealing with it now.” The Royal Navy bomb squad went to the scene on Tuesday morning (Tuesday) and the whole of the Teignmouth seafront was evacuated by police. A 500-metre cordon was also put in place as police advised the public to avoid the area.The device was a 1200kg German bomb that was 70×26 inches long. It was taken into the sea for detonation. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Windows Phone 7 points forts et points faibles

first_imgWindows Phone 7 : points forts et points faiblesFrance – Quelques jours avant la sortie de Windows Phone 7 (WP7), plusieurs interrogations demeurent quant aux véritables innovations que Microsoft se dit capable d’apporter au marché déjà bien en place de la téléphonie mobile et des smartphones. Petit tour d’horizon des avantages et inconvénients de la nouvelle interface.Les points forts de WP7Un écran d’accueil personnalisable et organisé. L’utilisateur peut y faire apparaître ses propres favoris : sites web, morceaux de musique, jeux…Les “hubs”, qui regroupent les applications et les contenus liés à une thématique : contacts, photos, jeux, musique et vidéo, Office (logiciels) et Marketplace (centre de téléchargement).Une des innovations de Windows Phone 7 est la navigation dans les quatre sens et ce dans chaque thématique (contacts, photos, etc.). L’utilisateur peut parcourir une liste ou un programme en faisant défiler l’écran vers la droite, la gauche, vers le haut ou vers le bas.Les smartphones sous Windows Phone 7 permettront également d’accéder à Zune, le pendant Microsoft de l’iTunes d’Apple.Chaque Windows Phone 7 est équipé d’un centre de jeux XBox Live. Les utilisateurs pourront ainsi commencer un jeu sur leur mobile, et le terminer sur leur console XBox.Le service “Trouver mon téléphone” permet, en cas de perte ou de vol, de faire sonner son smartphone, de le verrouiller, d’effacer les données ou de montrer sa position sur une carte.Enfin, pour alimenter son centre d’applications, Microsoft utilise un système inédit d’accompagnement des développeurs. Plusieurs partenariats ont été noués en France pour proposer différentes applications dès la sortie le 21 octobre : Elle, Le Figaro, PagesJaunes,, eBay…Les points faibles de WP7Bien que séduisant en termes d’interfaces, WP7 comporte plusieurs défauts : l’absence du multi-tâches, de Flash, du copier-coller…L’interface “pourra apparaître trop riche ou trop complexe pour certains utilisateurs”, observe Carolina Milanesi, analyste au Gartner. La pertinence de WP7 en terme d’ergonomie reste donc à évaluer.L’approche multi-écrans, qui constitue l’enjeu principal pour les smartphones, fait que Microsoft n’est pas seul sur ce terrain. Google fait converger tablettes, smartphones et télévision avec Google TV alors que de son côté, Samsung entend associer Bada et ses téléviseurs connectés.De plus, avec des spécifications techniques précises, les téléphones développés par les constructeurs peinent à se différencier, en tout cas pour le moment. Tous se ressemblent et cela risque de poser problème autant aux clients qu’aux fabricants. WP7 devra en outre trouver sa place sur un marché déjà très fragmenté où Android et iOS se partagent pour le moment le gros du gâteau.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?D’autre part, les premiers appareils qui sortiront le 21 octobre en Europe et courant novembre aux États-Unis, ne pourront se synchroniser qu’avec les PC Windows (et pas les Mac). Le problème a déjà été pris en compte et devrait être résolu dans les prochaines versions.Enfin, d’un point de vue pratique, les smartphones n’ont pas encore été évalués sur leur autonomie. La batterie sera-t-elle à la hauteur des applications proposées ?Le 13 octobre 2010 à 16:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NRJ Mobile va proposer de nouveaux forfaits

first_imgNRJ Mobile va proposer de nouveaux forfaitsNRJ Mobile a dévoilé ses nouvelles offres mobiles qui seront opérationnelles à partir du 1er mars. Les forfaits Ultimate et Ultimate Smartphone apparaissent pour la première fois.L’opérateur de téléphonie NRJ Mobile a annoncé une mise à jour d’une bonne partie de ses offres, au 1er mars. De nouveaux forfaits Ultimate et Ultimate Smartphone vont également faire leur apparition et les tarifs des offres Be Live vont être modifiés. NRJ Mobile met en avant son réseau de distribution physique grâce à 6000 points de vente.  Voici la nouvelle offre Forfait Ultimate en détail : Ultimate 1 heure :- 1 heure de communications- 500 SMS- Prix : 18,99 € par mois avec un engagement de 12 mois et 12,99 € par mois sur 24 mois Ultimate 3 heures : – SMS illimités- Prix : 23,99 € par mois avec un engagement de 12 mois et 17,99 € par mois sur 24 moisÀ lire aussiPour sauver Internet, la Silicon Valley envisage d’installer ses serveurs dans l’espaceUltimate 5 heures : – SMS illimités- Accès au web et aux mails avec un “Fair use” de 500 Mo- Prix : 30,99 € par mois avec un engagement de 12 mois et 24,99 € par mois sur 24 mois Ultimate illimité (ce dernier est déjà disponible depuis le 15 février) : – Appels et SMS illimités- Accès au web et aux mails en 3G+ avec un “Fair use” de 1 Go- Prix : 45,99 € par mois avec un engagement de 12 mois et 39,99 € par mois sur 24 mois A noter que le forfait comprenant 5 heures de communications n’est pas annoncé en 3G+, contrairement à l’Ultimate illimité. Une nouvelle offre Forfait Ultimate sera également disponible. Ultimate Smartphone 5 heures : – SMS illimités- Accès au web et aux mails en 3G+ avec un “Fair use” de 3 Go- Prix : 45,99 € par mois avec un engagement de 12 mois et 39,99 € par mois sur 24 mois Ultimate Smartphone illimité : – Appels illimités- Accès au web et aux mails en 3G+ avec un “Fair use” de 3 Go- Prix : 65,99 € par mois avec un engagement de 12 mois et 59,99 € par mois sur 24 mois NRJ Mobile propose donc deux forfaits avec des appels et des SMS illimités et de la 3G+ avec “Fair use”: un premier au tarif 45.99 € par mois sur 12 mois et un autre pour 65,99 € par mois sur 12 mois. Le second offrant un “Fair use” de 3 Go contre 1 Go seulement pour le premier. Enfin, les forfaits bloqués Be Live de NRJ Mobile sont revus à la baisse. Be Live SMS coûtera désormais 13,99 € par mois avec un engagement de 24 mois, contre 19,99 € par mois actuellement. Le 29 février 2012 à 18:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

New Godzilla King of the Monsters Trailer Unveils Deadly Creature Squad

first_img A group of deadly creatures is coming to destroy humanity in the new Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer.On Monday, Godzilla: King of the Monsters posted a new trailer on its Twitter account. The sci-fi movie, which stars Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown, will hit theaters on May 31, 2019.In the trailer, Madison Russell (Brown) attempts to communicate with a radio-like device. After her signal fails, a high-pitch sound takes over and she can’t hear anything. But, this isn’t all we witness. The trailer reveals that a new set of Titans (also known as deadly creatures) are coming to Earth to have the ultimate showdown with Godzilla and kill humans. There’s Mothra, a giant moth, Rodan, a fire-breathing flying monster, and the creepiest of the pack: a medusa-like animal dubbed King Ghidorah.⋈ MONARCH SPECIMEN: Monster Zero.— [MONARCH] (@MonarchSciences) December 8, 2018The big question here is how Monarch, a crypto-zoological agency, will protect humans from the battle between Godzilla and the other Titans. Godzilla fans will have to wait until 2019 to see what will happen to Earth as it becomes a hunting ground for these scary monsters.Photo Credit: Warner Bros. PicturesMore on‘Godzilla’ Atomic Blasts Its Way Into SDCCOriginal ‘Godzilla’ Actor Haruo Nakajima, Passes Away at 8810 Essential ‘Godzilla’ Movies Stay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ last_img read more

Pellegrini ready to take the fight to City

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini insists his team must attack Manchester City if they’re to take anything from their game against the champions.Pep Guardiola’s side have won their last three games against the Hammers at the London Stadium 4-1, 4-0 and 5-0, and have already racked up five wins by five or more goals so far this campaign.However, Pellegrini, who was appointed manager of West Ham in the summer, refuses to give up on the chances of an upset and plans to fight fire with fire against his former club when he faces them for the first time on Saturday.“There are different ways to try to play,” he said, according to Sports Mole.“The first thing is you know you must not make mistakes.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“If you make a mistake, they have players who will take advantage. But they also have had difficult games this season.”“Lyon played well against them. Wolves played a good game against them. Liverpool and Tottenham played good games against them.”“There are different ways to do it. I don’t think all those teams played in the same way.”“We are trying to continue thinking and playing as a big team. Of course, we consider who we are playing.”“But we are not going to play the game just to have a draw and not to concede too many goals. We are going to try to use the game as a good test.”last_img read more

Botanist Trinity restaurant in Leeds seeks Yorkshire pudding taster

first_imgSomething for the weekend: A restaurant in Leeds is looking to recruit a Yorkshire pudding taster to perfect its Sunday roast offering.Sebastian, the head chef of the Botanist Trinity in Granary Wharf has placed an advert on community platform Airtasker, offering £250 to a Yorkshire pudding lover who agrees to get stuck into the job and help him refine his recipe.The lucky candidate will be served a wide range of Yorkshire puddings, with gravy, of course, made using different methods. The taster’s feedback will be used, according to the chef, to settle arguments around whose family recipe is the best.The advert is targeting Yorkshire residents who feel they have an insight into what makes the perfect Yorkshire pudding.Prospective candidates are being asked to comment below the job posting, recalling the most memorable roast dinner they have ever had.“The applicant with the story that makes us laugh or cry the most will be given the chance to join us at the tasting session,” writes Sebastian.Applicants have until 22 November to impress with their roast-related reminiscences. Judging by the number of comments already received, they may face some hot competition for the job.Here at Employee Benefits, we are sure we could rise to the occasion, but we cannot decide which one of the team would be best for the role. Perhaps Botanist Trinity will accept a joint application…last_img read more

A VOTERS GUIDE To Republican State Rep Candidate Pina Prinzivalli

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury) is the only active candidate competing in the September 4 Republican primary election for the 19th Middlesex State Representative seat.Below are Pina’s Q&A’s with Wilmington Apple, along with links to her endorsement from the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee; her campaign press releases; her interview with WCTV (video), the Town Crier (written), and Wilmington Patch (written); coverage of a campaign event; a copy of her campaign finance report; and her website and social media.On The Issues (Q&A’s with Wilmington Apple)Why do you want to be our State Representative? I take pride in being the only non politician in this race.  I’m a career professional and I’m a hardworking taxpayer, just like you. I believe Beacon Hill is made up of career politicians and is sorely lacking a taxpayer mentality.  The size of Government has grown, our tax burden has increased and it has become increasingly difficult to live, work and raise a family in Massachusetts.  And that’s why I want to be our State Representative, to be a bold voice that puts the taxpayers first.From the moment I launched my campaign last October, I immediately went to work to lower our tax burden by collecting signatures for a ballot question to reduce the sales tax and establish an annual tax free weekend.  You deserve to keep more of your hard earned money to better take care of yourself, your family and your loved ones.  Not the government’s desire to take care of the specials interests and themselves, as evident by the massive pay raises they voted for in January of 2017.  That’s why I’ve pledged to never vote myself a pay raise and if there’s ever an increase in base salary, I will donate that money to charity.I’m also the only candidate who has signed the Taxpayers Protection Pledge.  I will vote against and oppose all efforts to raise taxes because the government doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.My ten plus years of experience as a customer service rep and manager in local banking has me ready on day one to take care of my constituents.  It’s what I do every day.  I take care of the people who enter my branch and put them on the road to success.  I will do the same as your next State Representative.Do you consider yourself a liberal, conservative or moderate? Please describe your political ideology.I never considered myself as being “political,” thus I never branded myself with a label growing up or during my professional career.  But the more I’ve learned about what’s going on in our state and our country and the more views I’ve developed, I consider myself to be on the conservative side of the political spectrum.  I believe in our Constitution and will uphold the oath to serve and protect our rights and the rule of law.  I’m pro life.  I’m pro 2nd Amendment.  I oppose Sanctuary cities and Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State.What is your interpretation of the 2nd Amendment? When, if ever, should a citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights be curtailed? Do you consider yourself a pro 2ndAmendment candidate?On May 24, 2018, I pledged that when I elected, I will continue to file Representative James Miceli’s “An Act Relative to Constitutional Rights” bill ( This pledge came less than 24 hours after the latest effort by the Massachusetts legislature to further erode our constitutional rights.It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican or an independent, rights are rights and they’re to be protected by those who take the oath of office to defend the Constitution. And that includes the 2nd Amendment. Mr. Miceli prided himself on standing up for the rights of law abiding gun owners. I am committed to making sure that pride does not end with his passing. I’m pledging to continue filing his bill to make sure our rights are being protected.“An Act Relative to Constitutional Rights” states:No county, municipality, township or other community entity within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may enact, pass or enforce any law, ordinance or regulation concerning the lawful ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of weapons, antique weapons, ammunition or ammunition components.The right to keep and bear arms is an individual civil right and shall be presumed to exist in all matters regarding the ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of weapons, antique weapons, ammunition or ammunition components unless expressly prohibited by the general laws of this Commonwealth.As it stands right now, a town could try and ban gun ownership. What this legislation would do is prohibit local ordinances or laws regulating firearms and weapons. The bill hasn’t made it out of committee in either session it was filed but I will work to make sure the voices of law abiding gun owners are heard and that our rights are protected.Do you support capital punishment? When, if ever, should a person convicted of a crime be put to death by its government? Would you support reinstating the death penalty in Massachusetts?During this current house session, Representative Miceli filed a bill ( to reinstitute the death penalty in Massachusetts. The bill was co-sponsored by Representative Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton) who has endorsed my candidacy here in the 19th Middlesex District. If Representative O’Connell continues to file this bill or any other legislator in the future, as it is currently written, I will sign on as a co-sponsor and will vote in favor of. Recently there has been a call to bring back the death penalty for “cop killers.” While I support that as an option at trial, I don’t think it should be limited to just those who have murdered our men and women in uniform. Doing so would create a separate class.How big a problem is illegal immigration in Massachusetts? What, if anything, should the legislature be doing to curb illegal immigration? Do you support or oppose Massachusetts becoming a sanctuary state?Illegal immigration is a $1.8 billion dollar problem, if not bigger.  And if the Massachusetts Democratic Party gets its way of making Massachusetts a sanctuary state, taxpayers can expect that number to continue to grow at an alarming rate.When I launched my campaign last October, I highlighted the fact that its wrong for the Tewksbury and Wilmington taxpayers to be funding sanctuary cities.  Our money belongs right back here in the district for our schools, infrastructure, public safety, our seniors and our veterans.Several weeks ago Tewksbury police arrested an illegal immigrant for trafficking heroin.  I was the only candidate to issue a formal statement reinforcing my opposition to sanctuary cities.  My video and position was highlighted by the Lowell Sun.  All the other candidates were silent, including the five Democrats.Throughout this campaign I’ve proven to be a bold voice.  Whether its working to lower our tax burden or signing on to impeach an incompetent judge in Judge Timothy Feeley or opposing sanctuary cities, I’m someone who isn’t afraid to stand up for what is right.  As your next State Representative I will continue to be that bold voice and vote against funding sanctuary cities and oppose becoming a sanctuary state.Do you consider yourself a pro-choice candidate or a pro-life candidate? Under what circumstances, if any, should abortion be legal?I’m a pro life candidate and collected signatures last fall for an amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would do away with taxpayer funded abortions.What will you do as State Representative to help individuals and families in Tewksbury, Wilmington and beyond who are struggling as a result of the opioid epidemic? As State Representative I will be compassionate and understanding to help families and individuals who are struggling with the opioid epidemic, while being tough on those who are pushing this poison on our streets.The families I’ve spoken to over the course of the past 8 months want better access to affordable and successful treatment facilities.  They also want to see dealers punished with longer prison sentences.  Throughout my campaign, I’ve been working very closely with Representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), who is also a candidate for U.S. Senate.  Recently, Geoff Diehl released “HOPE,” his Comprehensive and Compassionate Plan for fighting the opioid epidemic when he becomes Senator.  I invite the community to read more about at Geoff and I our elected to our respective positions in November, I will have a positive and effective working relationship with both Geoff and other elected officials in the State House to advocate for bringing more federal funding to Massachusetts and the 19th Middlesex District so we can finally give families and our community the help they need.What will you do as State Representative to help attract and maintain small and large businesses in Wilmington and Tewksbury? Do you consider yourself a business-friendly candidate? Why?I want to be a best friend for businesses.  As State Representative, I would have voted against the recent passage of the “Grand Bargain” bill.  Unfortunately, this bill isn’t going to help attract and maintain small and large businesses anytime soon and could prove quite costly in the long run.  I want Government off the backs of those who are the lifeblood and job producers in our community.Last year, there was a controversial bill in which members of the state legislature voted to give themselves large raises (up to to 45% in some cases), and included judicial raises in the bill so that the voters couldn’t potentially override the bill in a ballot question. The salary increases for elected officials came at a time where taxes were increasing and certain services were being cut. As state representative, how would you vote on such a matter? (Mind you, members of the New Hampshire state legislature earn only $200 per year.) Additionally, if elected, do you intend on working a second job or will you focus fully on your legislator position?The legislative pay raises were the driving issue that inspired me to launch my campaign last October, six months before any other candidate.  And it’s why I’m running to put the “Taxpayers First.”  I’m only candidate who has pledged to never vote myself a pay raise and in the event there’s an increase to the base salary, I will donate it to charity.  I made this pledge on January 25, 2018.  The one year anniversary of the infamous pay raise vote.What many don’t realize about the pay raises is that an emergency preamble was attached to the bill so they’d get the money right away.  The vote also came after they had already received a bump in base salary, thanks to an increase in the household median income, as stated in the Massachusetts constitution.The pay raises, worth about $18,000,000 per year, came at a time when the legislature balked at the idea of giving us a tax free weekend for two straight years, saying that they didn’t have the money for it.  But they were somehow able to find money for themselves.  Mind you, a tax free weekend costs about $25,000,000 in “lost revenue.”As a career professional, and a hardworking taxpayer just like you, it’s time we bring the taxpayer mentality to Beacon Hill.  Enough of the career politicians and the special interests.  YOU are the ones who deserve to keep more of your hard earned money.  That’s why I worked to lower your tax burden, the only candidate to do so, by collecting over 800 signatures for the ballot question to reduce the sales tax back to 5% and establish a tax free weekend every year.  Unfortunately those same career politicians and special interests, threw the signatures in the trash and did away with the ballot question as part of the “Grand Bargain” bill that was recently past.It’s just another reason why we need someone who will put the “Taxpayers First.”  And it’s something I will do as your full time representative.The late Representative Miceli fought hard on environmental issues. Even though the Olin Superfund site, the Maple Meadow Landfill, and the New England Transrail project were not in his district, he went to bat for the Wilmington residents to help in the detrimental impacts from these sites. Do you have a clear knowledge of the threats from these sites and even though not in your district, will you fight for the residents of Wilmington like Jim Miceli did?The concern for cancer has been brought up by multiple Wilmington residents while door knocking.  When it comes to the safety and well being of the residents in our community, all of us need to be onboard to lookout and protect one another, regardless of precinct.  No matter the issue or location, I will take and answer any call and any email that comes my way from any Tewksbury or Wilmington resident.  And as your next State Representative, I look forward to working with Representative Jim Lyons (Tewksbury Precincts 3 & 3A) and Representative Ken Gordon (Wilmington Precinct 3) to make sure all of the residents from both towns are getting the representation they deserve from Beacon Hill.Do you feel Massachusetts residents are over-taxed? How will you balance the need to provide government services to the taxpayers & fund the government with most taxpayers’ desire for no tax increases? Can you point to anywhere in the state budget where you believe there is waste, fraud or abuse? What will you do about it?When it comes to taxes, I’m the only candidate who is running to put the taxpayers first.  I’m the only candidate who has worked to lower our tax burden by collecting signatures for a ballot question to reduce the sales tax and establish a permanent tax free weekend.  I’m also the only candidate who has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to oppose and vote against all efforts to raise taxes.  That’s because Massachusetts doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.  Our spending is at a record high.  The current revenue is $1.2 Billion higher than what was originally projected.  So please don’t be fooled by the same ol’ Beacon Hill song and dance that we, that taxpayers, need to give more of our hard earned money to the government in order to provide the necessary services.  The money is already there.  It’s simply a matter of priorities.As far as fraud, waste and abuse?  $1.8 Billion is the number that always stands out to me.  That’s the amount we, the taxpayers pay to provide benefits and services for those who are here illegally.  And if Massachusetts becomes a Sanctuary State.  That amount will grow.  That is why I have been a bold “NO” to Massachusetts becoming a Sanctuary State since launching my campaign last October.  I also consider $18 Million in legislative pay raises to be a waste.  Which is why I’m the only candidate to pledge to never vote myself a pay raise if there’s an increase to the base salary, I will donate it to charity.Former State Representative Jim Miceli was known through the district for his extraordinary constituent services. Do you pledge to provide a similar level of constituent services if elected? How will you be responsive to requests for help from residents of Wilmington and Tewksbury?Constituent services, just like customer services, are people services.  As a branch manager at a local bank, I’ve been working in people services for well over 10 years.  Individuals and small businesses come to me on a daily basis and I meet their needs.  The same will hold true as State Representative.  I love people and I enjoy helping.  Mr. Miceli did too.  He was amazing at that and no one will ever be able to compare.  I will be reachable morning, noon and night and will bring a unique skill set to this office of being a career professional.  It has been very rewarding to have individuals already reaching out to me for help and guidance.  They tell me I’m very approachable.  Must be the lawn smiles. 🙂The Massachusetts education funding formula hasn’t been updated in 25 years. This Chapter 70 formula fails to provide the funding needed for school districts to fund core expenses. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center published a report last week (“Building An Education System That Works For Everyone: Funding Reforms To Help All Our Children Thrive“) detailing the problem. The Wilmington & Tewksbury School Committees have long advocated for the State House to update the Chapter 70 formula. Do you commit to fighting for an updated formula? What else will you do as State Representative to help our public schools?When it comes to spending our tax dollars, taxpayers view education as a priority. I’ll support updating the formula and will also be outspoken against unfunded mandates. I believe failing schools should be held accountable. I’m a big supporter of vocational schools and I’m someone who wants to see Common Core completely done away with.Define “negative campaigning.” Do you pledge not to engage in any negative campaigning during this election? Why or why not? When responding to an attack, will you follow the “when they go low, we go high” Michelle Obama mantra or the “when someone attacks me, I always attack back… except 100x more” Donald Trump mantra?As the first candidate to enter this race, I pledge to continue to run the same campaign I’ve been running since October 18, 2017 when I officially announced.   It takes courage to run for office and expose your life to the public.  I’m proud to be the only candidate who had the courage to enter this race last fall.  While I’ve been subject to many personal attacks and lies and even had an elected official threaten to stalk me on the campaign trail, I take it all in stride and wear it as a badge of honor.  I wasn’t afraid to run in October.  I’m not afraid now.  And I’m certainly not going to be afraid to represent the taxpayers with a bold voice on Beacon Hill.What you will do at the State House to ensure that our local police and fire departments have what they need to adequately protect us? Do you support a fire substation in North Wilmington? Did you/do you support the construction of the new center fire station in Tewksbury that was approved last year?First and foremost I #BackTheBlue and thank every man and woman in uniform who risk their lives each and every day to keep our communities safe. I’m committed to making sure they have the necessary tools and training and the resources to cope with the stresses of the job.It’s a tough political climate. We have Senator Elizabeth Warren wanting to abolish ICE and calling our criminal justice system “racist” from front to back. That’s incredibly inflammatory and puts a target on the backs of our law enforcement. We’ve had two Massachusetts officers murdered this year and two more recently shot in Falmouth.Let me tell you what I’m already doing. I’m the only candidate who has joined the fight to impeach activist judges like Judge Timothy Feeley. These judges are letting career criminals back onto our streets to endanger our communities and making it more difficult for our police. Last week, the House refused to take a vote on Judge Feeley’s impeachment. What does that say about their commitment to protect our streets? As your next State Representative, you can count on me to continue this fight to hold activist judges accountable.As a Tewksbury taxpayer, I believe public safety is a priority when it comes to spending. I support my having to pay $1.91 per week towards building the new center station.The Vietnam War Moving Wall recently visited Wilmington. It was a sobering reminder of what the men and women in our armed forces are willing to sacrifice to preserve our freedom. What will you do at the State House to support our local veterans and veterans statewide? What, if anything, have you done as a private citizen and/or locally elected official that shows a commitment to veterans? Do you personally have any family that serves/served?I’m endorsed by U.S. Air Force Veteran John MacDonald. John is with Veterans Assisting Veterans and a candidate for State Senate in the First Middlesex District. I look forward to joining him on Beacon Hill so we can make our military heroes a priority.We can’t do enough for veterans. They belong at the front of the line when it comes to benefits. If they’re not, I’ll speak up and make sure they are. Housing, healthcare, and job opportunities for veterans should be a priority for every elected official in Massachusetts. It will be for me.While visiting the Moving Wall I had a touching conversation with Mr. Ed Celli. Mr. Celli coached my cousin in soccer for many years (my family has been in Wilmington for nearly 30 years). Mr. Celli has given so much of himself. He’s an inspiration. Thank you for your service Mr. Celli, I hope I get the chance to work with you as State Representative.My grandfather served in the military in Italy. My fiancé has family members who served in World War II.What are some of the major infrastructure needs in the district? Can you point to specific streets/areas within both towns that “need work?” What will you do as State Rep to ensure certain roadway projects, sidewalk projects, etc. finally get addressed?Everything needs work, seriously. From state roads, to local side streets and neighborhoods, the conditions are terrible. We spend $675,000 per road mile in Massachusetts. The national average is $145,000. We’re second to only New Jersey. So how is it we’re spending so much money, but yet our roads are considered some of the worst in the country? Nearly half of the gas tax we pay at the pump gets diverted to the MBTA where they had $6 Billion in deferred maintenance and an upside pension system. Remember when the tolls on the Mass Pike were supposed to come down once the road was paid for? It’s been paid for and the tolls are still there, so where is that money going? A State Rep candidate can say they are going to do this and do that when it comes to road repairs, but it’s only lip service. We have to change the culture of “business as usual” on Beacon Hill that has us paying so much but getting so little in return for our tax dollars.As State Rep, what will you do to increase affordable housing opportunities for seniors, veterans and young adults right out of school? Also, what are your thoughts on the Governor’s proposal to promote more dense housing developments by changing the 2/3 majority vote to a simple majority vote for rezonings at Town Meetings? (Background: Finally, do you feel the state’s 40B laws need to be updated? Why?I want to speak to more people before committing to an opinion on the Governor’s proposal. I’m a big believer that 40B laws are in need of major reform. 40B is a developer’s dream. They’re able to override local bylaws and make a lot of money. And there’s a problem with the way the state counts the units that are designated as “affordable.” A major overhaul of this law is needed.(Editor’s Note: The above questions were submitted by readers. Each candidate was given the same amount of time each week to answer. These answers were previously published on Wilmington Apple over the past 3 months.)EndorsementsPina Prinzivalli Receives Endorsement Of Tewksbury Republican Town Committee(Letter To The Editor: Tewksbury Republican Town Committee Explains Endorsement Of Pina Prinzivalli For State Rep)Press ReleasesPina Prinzivalli Named Featured GOP Meet & Rally On August 1Pina Prinzivalli Blasts “Grand Bargain,” Calls For A Reduction In Sales Tax To 5%Representative Shaunna O’Connell Campaigns For Pina PrinzivalliPina Prinzivalli Rallies To Impeach Judge FeeleyPina Prinzivalli Pledges To File Rep. Miceli’s Constitutional Rights BillPina Prinzivalli Slams State Senate’s Opposition To Tax Holiday, Lowering Sales & Income Taxes To 5%Pina Prinzivalli Collects More Signatures To Help Lower Sales TaxPina Prinzivalli Joins Effort To Impeach Judge Timothy FeeleyPina Prinzivalli Resumes Campaigning After Miceli’s PassingPina Prinzivalli Suspends Campaigning, Offers Condolences In Response To Miceli’s PassingPina Prinzivalli Is Officially On The BallotSenate Candidate Geoff Diehl To Speak At State Rep. Candidate Pina Prinzivalli’s Campaign Kickoff Event At March 20Pina Prinzivalli Turns In Signatures For Ballot Question To Lower Sales TaxTewksbury Republican Announces Bid To Become Wilmington & Tewksbury’s Next State RepresentativeCandidate Conversation with WCTVPina Prinzivalli Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep With WCTVWilmington Town Crier Candidate ProfileTewksbury’s Pina Prinzivalli Runs For State RepresentativeWilmington Patch Candidate ProfileElection 2018: Candidate Profile Of Pina PrinzivalliCampaign Rally CoveragePina Prinzivalli Speaks At Large GOP Rally, Shares Message On TaxesCampaign Finance ReportPina Prinzivalli’s Pre-Primary Campaign Finance ReportCandidate’s Website & Social MediaWebsiteFacebookYouTubeClosing ArgumentNone ProvidedLike 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? 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GST Rs 65000 crore credit CBEC to scrutiny claims value over 1

first_imgMILES TO GO: Ban messages were featured in an anti-GST march protesting the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on textiles in Kolkata. REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriOf the Rs 95,000 crore in Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in the first month following its implementation, taxpayers have claimed Rs 65,000 as transitional credit, which has prompted the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) to scrutinise all cases above Rs 1 crore.GST regime allows tax credit on stock purchased during the previous tax regime, but this facility is available only upto 6 months from the date of GST rollout, news agency PTI reported.CBEC is responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy concerning the levy and collection of indirect taxes. The body in a letter directed tax officials to verify GST transitional credit claims of 162 entities, whose claim valuation is over Rs 1 crore.”The possibility of claiming ineligible credit due to mistakes or confusion cannot be ruled out… it is desired that the claims of ITC (input tax credit) of more than Rs 1 crore may be verified in a time-bound manner,” the CBEC emphasised.CBEC directed the chief commissioners of the tax department to verify claims made by 162 companies and a detailed report by September 20. Moreover, to ensure that the eligible credit is carried forward under the GST regime, CBEC asked field offices to match the credit claimed with the closing balance in returns filed under the earlier law, PTI reported.The Input Credit Mechanism is available to manufacturers, supplier, agents, e-commerce operators and aggregators covered under the GST Act to claim input credit or reimbursements on tax paid by them while purchasing inputs like raw materials, hardware or software required to create a finished product or offer a service.Earlier in August, the central government had come out with a form — TRAN-1 for businesses to claim credit for taxes paid on transition stock. To file a claim, traders and retailers have 90 days of time.PwC India Partner and Leader (indirect tax) Pratik Jain told the agency that the amount of Rs 65,000 crore looked high, particularly given the fact that a lot of large companies have not yet submitted their TRAN-1 forms.Under the GST rules, traders and retailers are allowed to claim credit to the tune of 60 percent of the taxes paid earlier against the central GST or State GST dues, where the tax rate is equal or more than 18 percent. Where GST rates are below 18 percent, only 40 percent credit would be available against CGST and SGST dues, the agency reported.last_img read more

Judge dismisses PS3 OtherOS class action lawsuit

first_imgIn April of 2010 Sony caused a lot of upset with the release of firmware 3.21 for the PS3. That upset came from the fact it removed the OtherOS functionality from the console–the ability to install and use Linux.One gamer managed to get a partial refund from Amazon because of the functionality removal, but Sony wasn’t interested in discussing OtherOS, stating the PS3 is a games console and they can change what other functions it has without notice. That didn’t stop the company being embarrassed when GeoHot managed to hack the firmware and reintroduce the feature, though.Sony may have thought the firmware release was the end of the debate, but a class action lawsuit was started covering all PS3 consoles purchased between November 17, 2006 and March 27, 2010. The lawsuit was lead by Anthony Ventura and sought $5 million in compensation.Some 20 months later, and a judge has made a final ruling on the case. Unfortunately for those involved, it’s in Sony’s favor and the case has now been dismissed. A significant portion of the lawsuit had already been dismissed earlier this year because the “allegations of the complaint largely fail to state a claim.” Now it has been dismissed completely as the plaintiffs could not provide sufficient evidence that the OtherOS feature was required beyond the extent of Sony’s warranty.Sony will be glad the lawsuit has gone away, and has since taken action to ensure such a class action can never happen again by updating its Terms of Service. Even so, I doubt any gamer would ever trust using such a feature again if it were to re-appear in the PS4.Read more at RegHardware and Courthouse News Servicelast_img read more