Man Utd captain Greenwood completes Lyon move

first_imgEuropean champions Lyon have announced the capture of England international and Manchester United captain Alex Greenwood.The clubs had previously announced an agreement over a fee for the 25-year-old defender, with United promising a further announcement on Twitter.Greenwood celebrated her move on Twitter, writing: “So excited to be joining @OLfeminin the best women’s club in the world and to test myself against the best players everyday. Excited for the journey ahead.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Liverpool-born Greenwood played one season with United in the Women’s Championship, England’s second-division, joining the club in their debut season.She scored four goals in 18 league games for the club, helping to guide them to the title and promotion to the Women’s Super League.But her successful campain for United will be her only one, as she moves to France to suit up for Europe’s most dominant side.Lyon have captured six of the last nine Champions League crowns, including four straight from 2015-16 through 2018-19. The club have also dominated domestically, having captured the title every season in the French top flight dating back to 2007, a run of 13 straight seasons. Greenwood joins a side that features reigning Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg and France stars Wendie Renard, Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer.L’Olympique Lyonnais est heureux d’annoncer l’arrivée de l’Internationale anglaise @AlexGreenwood au poste de latérale gauche en provenance de Manchester United.Bienvenue Alex ! 🔴🔵— OL Féminin (@OLfeminin) August 8, 2019The defender’s Lioness team-mates Lucy Bronze, Nikta Parris and Izzy Cristiansen also feature for Lyon.Parris’ move from Manchester City to the European Champions was announced in June, as she joined on a three-year contract.Greenwood started four games for England at this past summer’s Women’s World Cup, scoring a goal as she helped the Lionesses to the semi-final, where they fell to the eventual winners, the United States.Prior to her time with United, Greenwood featured at Everton, Notts County and Liverpool, all in the Women’s Super League.Lyon get their 2019-20 season underway when they face Marseille at home August 24.last_img read more

Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way.Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects.A press release states Curry and the company he has co-founded, Unanimous Media, will have their production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California.The projects developed by Curry’s company will focus on family, faith, and sports themes.No specific projects were announced Monday, but Curry says in a statement he wants to use the deal “to affect the world positively.”Curry and the Warriors have a 3-1 lead in their first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.last_img read more

Vancouverbased Nevsun agrees to takeover bid by Chinese firm Zijin

first_imgVANCOUVER – Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Ltd. says it has reached an agreement to be acquired by a Chinese firm for $1.86 billion.In a news release Wednesday morning, Nevsun says Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. will acquire all of its issued and outstanding shares at $6 per share in cash.It says details of the offer will be included in a circular that Zijin will send to Nevsun shareholders in the coming days.The Vancouver company’s board of directors is recommending that shareholders accept the Chinese company’s offer.In August, Nevsun said it had rejected a bid by the Toronto-based Lundin Mining Corp.The company says its board is recommending that shareholders reject that offer, worth $1.4 billion.last_img read more

Political unrest in Libya Algeria pushes SNC to secondquarter loss

by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 2, 2013 9:23 am MDT Political unrest in Libya, Algeria pushes SNC to second-quarter loss AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Political unrest in Algeria and Libya helped push SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to a second-quarter loss, but the engineering giant says it hasn’t been deterred from doing businesses in the North African nations.“We’re viewed as a major supplier to Algeria oil and gas, and our hope and aspiration is that we can work through all of the issues that we have,” president and chief executive Robert Card told analysts Friday.“We’ve got a great presence in the country, a good competitive advantage there, so we’d like to make that work out.”The Montreal-based engineering company (TSX:SNC) said a client in Algeria demanded payment after a plant was delayed due to a nearby terrorist attack in January.The demand for payment forced SNC to record a $70.1-million loss provision during the quarter, hurting its oil and gas segment.“Our team worked heroically under tightened security to continue to try to deliver this project, even though governments had banned their suppliers from participating with us in the completion,” Card said.The company said it’s currently negotiating with the client to try to resolve the issue.“This is a great client, and it’s completely out of character,” he said.Meanwhile, a $47-million risk provision related to a project in Libya, which SNC attributed to that country’s uneasy political situation, hurt its infrastructure and environment segment.The project was halted when civil unrest broke out in the country.“If we exclude these unusual events in North Africa, our overall engineering and construction performance, operationally, continues to improve,” said Card.The two loss provisions in Algeria and Libya forced SNC to lower its outlook for 2013.The company said it now expects net income for the year to be in the range of $220 million to $235 million, down from $309.1 million in 2012. Previously, SNC had anticipated net income growth of 10 to 15 per cent.SNC said it doesn’t expect any more similar issues to arise, but it’s impossible to predict.“I can’t sit here right now and promise you everything is smooth sailing from here on out,” Card said.“We have large amounts of upside and still significant downside opportunity out there… But we’re moving heaven and earth to make sure we can try to bring some of this over onto the right side of the income statement and balance sheet.”SNC reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of $37.3 million, or 25 cents per share, during the second quarter.That’s a big turnaround from the year-earlier profit of 21 cents per share or $31.7 million net income.The company said the loss would have been higher without the benefit of its investment income.Without $67 million of income from its Infrastructure Concession Investments, which more than doubled from $30.5 million a year earlier, SNC would have had a $104.7-million net loss.The ICI income includes dividends that SNC receives from its part ownership in the 407 toll highway near Toronto, the AltaLink electricity distribution system in Alberta and a thermal power plant in Algeria. read more

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Ohio State mens ice hockey set for CCHA battle against No 11

Ohio State men’s ice hockey coach Mark Osiecki maintained the ebbs and flows of this season haven’t unnerved his team. But a sweep against Lake Superior State last weekend likely boosted their spirits. “I don’t think our guys have lost any confidence (all year), but it certainly helps to win,” Osiecki said. “Now we have to turn the page and get ready for the Irish.” The Buckeyes are set to host Notre Dame for a two-game series this Friday and Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. After all, only five points separate OSU and the Irish in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings. And, in the process, OSU might have a chance at upsetting the No. 11 team in the country. The Fighting Irish (16-10-0, 12-6-0-0 CCHA), losers of five of their last six games, have recently dropped from first to third in the CCHA standings. The Buckeyes, coming off back-to-back wins against the Lakers, sit sixth out of the league’s 11 teams. The weekend will showcase the teams’ only two meetings of the regular season. Goals will likely be at a premium all weekend as both teams are in the top seven schools in the country in goals allowed per game. OSU junior forward Alex Szczechura said scoring first in the game, as his team did twice last weekend, is crucial. “It’s something we really emphasize, jumping on teams early on. We’ve struggled with that in the past,” Szczechura said. Osiecki said he hopes to break through the stingy Notre Dame defense with the pace of his players’ attack. “Our strength is our transition, and our strength is our speed,” Osiecki said. Although Notre Dame’s defense has allowed .08 fewer goals per game than OSU’s defense has this season, the advantage between the posts goes to the Buckeyes. OSU senior goalie Brady Hjelle is second in the conference to Miami’s Ryan McKay in both goals-against average (1.60) and save percentage (0.946). McKay, though, has only played nine games this season, compared to Hjelle’s 32. Hjelle was named CCHA Goaltender of the Week for the fourth time this season after making 64 saves in the sweep of Lake Superior State. The series marks the tail end of a four-game home stand for OSU. Junior defenseman Curtis Gedig said he loves the Schottenstein Center’s atmosphere as well as other aspects of playing in Columbus. “Guys are a lot more positive in a way,” Gedig said. “We don’t have to worry about catching up on school because we’re traveling.” OSU is set to open its series with Notre Dame Friday at 7:05 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.  This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: January 31, 2013 An earlier version of this story said that OSU’s men’s hockey won back-to-back games against Northern Michigan last weekend. They actually played Lake Superior State. read more

For Ohio State mens basketball experience doesnt guarantee success in NCAA Tournament

Senior guard Aaron Craft attempts a layup during a game against Nebraska March 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. OSU lost, 71-67.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor an 18- or 19-year-old college student, sometimes the allure of money can prove to be too much.In the modern age of college basketball, it is rare for talented freshmen to stay at school for much longer than a season before jumping to the NBA. Which is why when the NCAA Tournament rolls around every year, a focus is placed on a potentially deciding factor when fans are selecting their brackets.Experience.Pundits often state that a team with experience ­— that has seen what the NCAA Tournament is like — is more likely to succeed in March.That is good news for Buckeye Nation, as every one of OSU’s top six players have been to at least an Elite Eight and a Final Four.Two seniors — guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. — and four juniors — center Amir Williams, forwards LaQuinton Ross and Sam Thompson and guard Shannon Scott — make up the main rotation for the Buckeyes (25-9, 12-9) this season, with no other player starting for coach Thad Matta in 2013-14.Craft said even though the team comes in with experience in the Big Dance, that isn’t going to be as much of a factor as everyone believes.“It doesn’t help as much as you may think,” Craft said Sunday after finding out OSU’s tourney fate. “Just because we’ve been there in the past doesn’t necessarily equal success now. It’s a different year, it’s a different team and every draw is different. The worst that we could do is to fall back on, ‘We’ve had some experience, we’ll be OK.’ That’s not the case. It’s about coming out and making the most of the opportunity we have this year and trying to make it last as long as possible.”The Findlay, Ohio, native has seen his fair share of NCAA Tournament games though, playing in 12 games in March Madness in the span of his career. Perhaps the most memorable moment in Craft’s postseason career came when he hit a game winning 3-pointer against Iowa State in the third round in 2013.Craft said perhaps the one piece of knowledge that can aid the Buckeyes from seasons past is how to fight through the toughest tests.“The one thing that can carry over is the fact that we’ve been through battles,” Craft said. “Obviously throughout the league, throughout this year, all three guys sitting beside me, we’ve been through tough games and atmospheres like this. If things aren’t really going our way, we have a good sense of staying poised. That’s one thing that I think can help us going forward because obviously things aren’t always going to go our way. But continue to fight with one another, that’s something that I think can carry over from the games from the past, especially the NCAA Tournament.”But even though OSU is participating in its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament, 2014 might be a little different. For the first time in five seasons, OSU will not be a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the field.Junior forward Sam Thompson said even though having a lower seed is different, it doesn’t affect what OSU has to do to make a deep run.“We know whatever seed we got, wherever we were placed in the NCAA Tournament, there’s no such thing as an easy game, there’s no such thing as an easy opponent,” Thompson said Sunday. “We know that we have to bring our best basketball for 40 minutes if we want to have success in the tournament, and whether we have a two next to our name or whether we have a six next to our name, that doesn’t change.”Coach Thad Matta agreed, saying the team has improved as the season has gone on and he just wants another chance on the court.“This is Ohio State’s sixth straight NCAA Tournament … I’m just, I’m excited for this team and the opportunity to play again,” Matta said. “As I told our guys, we’re a better basketball team than when we left Columbus going to Indianapolis. No matter who you’re going to play in the NCAA Tournament, it’s going to be a really good basketball team.”Matta, who is the only coach in the country that has led a team to at least the Sweet Sixteen each of the past four seasons, said the preparation doesn’t change having a lower seed.“I’d like to have the same mindset, because I liked how far the last couple teams, three teams, have made it,” Matta said. “That’s why I’m excited to get in there and talk to the guys.”The sixth-seeded Buckeyes will look to flaunt their experience, and aim to repeat their successes, against Dayton (23-10, 10-6) Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. Tipoff is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. read more

Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services observes operations at GPHC

The following scenes were captured by INews photographer, Carl Croker. During the tour, Chairperson of the Committee, Dr Vindhya Persaud deemed it necessary to visit the location where medical drugs were being kept.  However, this did not sit well with the hospital’s management and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Allan Johnson, requested that she leave the bond since it was not a part of the announced tour which was confined to only four departments – Accident and Emergency, Surgical Outpatient, Cardiac ICU and the Pediatric Unit.INews will provide a more detailed story later. …Chairperson ordered to leave drug bond during tour Members of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services visited the  Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) today (Wednesday) to examine and observe the operational procedures of the hospital. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUpdate: PAC Social Services Chairperson says GPHC has something to hideMay 4, 2017In “Business”GPHC Board fires CEO Allan JohnsonJune 8, 2017In “Health”New Amsterdam Hospital plagued with drug shortages, other issuesMarch 16, 2017In “Health” read more

30000 expected for the Semaphore Greek Festival

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than 30,000 people are expected to make their way to The Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival, set to take place in Adelaide this weekend. As organiser John Douvartzidis told AdelaideNow, a highlight of this year’s program is X-Factor Greece contestant Maria Stavropoulou. Stavropoulou, originally from Sydney, travelled to Greece for the competition in 2009. “She’s the premier Greek female singer in Australia. She has a massive following Australia-wide,” Mr Douvartzidis said. Alongside Maria Stavropoulou, four live bands will provide live Greek music from 4.00 pm daily, with a range of traditional Greek dancing by local dance groups. This year, the Semaphore Greek Festival will by hosted by TV presenter George Donikian. For many festival-goers, the highlight of the festival will again be delicious Greek food – yiros, souvlakia, calamari, loukoumades and much more. The festival, now in its 35th year, is run by 250 volunteers from the Greek Orthodox Community of Port Adelaide and is the church’s main fundraiser. Events start at 11.00 am on Saturday and 10.00 am on Sunday, and run until midnight on both days. Entry is free. For more information and detailed program, visit read more

Nucléaire une ville russe soppose à un projet de centrale

first_imgNucléaire : une ville russe s’oppose à un projet de centraleAux côtés d’écologistes et d’hommes politiques, les habitants de la ville russe de Mourom, située à 290 kilomètres à l’est de Moscou, se sont unis pour s’opposer à la construction d’une centrale nucléaire dans une région connue pour l’instabilité de ses sols karstiques.Les habitants de la ville de Mourom refusent de voir une centrale nucléaire édifiée près de chez eux. En janvier dernier, le service national russe de surveillance technologique et nucléaire Rostekhnadzor a donné son feu vert pour la préparation d’un terrain se situant à une vingtaine de kilomètres de là, à Monakovo. Depuis, les habitants et politiques de la ville de Mourom unissent leurs voix contre ce projet qui les inquiètent tant. À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylC’est dans une zone calcaire d’une région connue pour l’instabilité de ses sols karstiques que le site doit être construit, une zone “où le sol s’écroule en formant des entonnoirs, voire des avens” rapporte l’AFP. En 1959, à 80 kilomètres du terrain où doit être édifiée la centrale, et dans une zone au sol identique, une telle catastrophe s’est produite, laissant derrière elle un profond abîme. Comme l’explique à l’agence Oleg Kouzitchkine, un géophysicien, les karsts, “se forment pendant des centaines de milliers d’années mais l’effondrement se produit subitement. Le plus dangereux c’est que ces effondrements ne sont pas prévisibles”.C’est face à cette menace que la ville de Mourom s’est soulevée contre le projet, en créant le mouvement “Non à la centrale de Monakovo”. Les habitants de la ville, écologistes, scientifiques, et représentants de tous les partis politiques, se sont unis pour mener une action en justice contre Rostekhnadzor. Ils réclament une copie des rapports réalisés par des experts sur le site et ses potentiels dangers. Un document auquel le service de surveillance technologique et nucléaire refuse de leur donner accès.Aucun risque selon certains De son côté, un porte-parole de Rosatom, groupe public russe de l’énergie atomique, assure à l’AFP que les expertises  “sur les karsts ont montré qu’il n’y avait aucun danger (d’éboulement) pour le site”. Le porte-parole estime que la licence accordée par Rostekhnadzor prouve que le site a été jugé “approprié du point de vue géologique et sismique”.Le 1 septembre 2011 à 16:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Want a Restaurant Recommendation Listen to the Wisdom of the Crowd

first_imgStay on target Google Algorithm Detects Lung Cancer Better Than Human DoctorsFacebook Changes Algorithm, Promises More Personalized News Feed There’s no accounting for taste. Or is there?New research from Cornell University illustrates more effective ways to make up one’s mind—whether choosing a restaurant or your next vacation spot.The science is simple: If you have mainstream taste—home-baking shows, streetwear, veganism, cloud computing—follow the collective group opinion.“There is little to be gained by assigning weights to [individuals],” according to lead author Pantelis Analytis, a postdoctoral researcher in Cornell’s Department of Information Sciences. “Therefore, only people who have experienced lots of options can do better than using the wisdom of the crowd.”Meanwhile, those with an alternative palate are more likely to benefit from “doing the opposite of what the crowd prefers,” Analytis said.Analytis co-wrote the paper “Social Learning Strategies for Matters of Taste” with Daniel Barkoczi of Linköping University in Sweden and Stefan Herzog of Berlin’s Max Planck Institute for Human Development.The team used Jester, a joke-recommendation engine developed at the University of California, Berkeley, in the late 1990s. The interface allows users to rate up to 100 jokes on a scale from “not funny” (-10) to “funny” (+10).Information-filtering systems like Jester have become increasingly popular, able to predict user preferences when it comes to movies, music, books, social tags, products, restaurants, clothes, and romantic partners.But why rely on digital algorithms when we could learn our own preferences in the same way?“We humans have the most powerful computer that ever existed running algorithms all the time in our heads,” Barkoczi said in a statement. “We’re trying to show what those algorithms might be and when they are expected to thrive.”The new research builds bridges between behavior and social sciences and the recommender systems community, which look at opinion aggregation using different terminology, but the same underlying principles.“We’ve put a lot of effort in this work trying to develop concepts that could cross-fertilize those parallel literatures,” Barkoczi said.The study may also have implications for how online recommender algorithms, such as Amazon, Spotify, Tinder, and Yelp are designed and evaluated.Analytis & Co. make a case for looking at individual data sets instead of making blanket assessments that, because you watched “Queer Eye,” you’ll love “The Great Interior Design Challenge.” (I mean … Yeah, probably.)“Movie recommendations systems like the ones used by Netflix could ‘learn’ whether individuals have mainstream or alternative tastes,” Herzog said. “And then select their recommendation algorithms based on that, rather than using the same personalization strategies for everybody.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

West Ham to keep Chicharito

first_imgWest Ham United sporting director Mario Husillos insists the club are not looking to sell Javier Hernandez Chicharito.The Premier League club are confident the Mexican striker will start the season at the London Stadium.Husillos has reiterated the fact that the striker is not available for transfer and is unlikely to leave before the start of the season.Hernandez has recently returned to preseason training with West Ham after he was giving extended holiday due to his participation at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.The 30-year-old scored once as Mexico were eliminated in the second round by Brazil.Despite a bright start to last campaign, Chicharito fell out of favor with former Hammers boss David Moyes, who preferred Marko Arnautovic to lead the line.Transfer: Hernandez to complete Sevilla move George Patchias – September 2, 2019 Former Manchester United man and Mexican international Javier Hernandez will complete a transfer to Sevilla before the transfer deadline.According to reports out of the…Hernandez was West Ham’s headline signing last summer and Husillos who worked with Manuel Pellegrini during Malaga’s successful 2012-13 season believes the Chilean manager can bring the best out of the Mexican striker.“We have many expectations but offers? There won’t be any because we have him and for the moment he’s not on the market.” Husillos told Marca.“Pellegrini’s style is one that favors attacking players. It is based on keeping possession and creating chances in the final third of the pitch.”“The forwards are the ones who really benefit from this style of play.”West Ham begin their Premier League campaign on the 12th of August at Anfield against Liverpool.last_img read more

Pochettino says Kanes injury will not modify his plans

first_imgTottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino says that losing Harry Kane until March will not modify the team’s plans for the January transfer window.Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was injured on Sunday’s match against Manchester United.And he will be back to play until March.And know Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has said his January transfer market plans have not changed at all.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It didn’t change [our approach to January window] all that happen with Harry,” said Pochettino to Sky Sports.“Son we knew was involved in the Asian Cup for a few weeks. We were always open to improving with Harry in condition or not, but at the same time we know it is going to be tough and difficult to add the player that we want.”“It didn’t change our mind, I think it’s a very good opportunity for players to play more, to step up. I’m sure it’s going to be a good opportunity for young players through the academy to show their quality,” he added.“We know what it means to have Harry Kane fit and available to play and help the team to win, but we have a squad and [his absence] can’t be an excuse.”last_img read more

TCI Hospital launches revised Fall Prevention Program

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 4, 2017 – Providenciales – Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital has implemented a revised program of best practices in fall prevention to help minimize the incidence and severity of falls. While not every patient fall is preventable, the health care facility has utilized a combination of steps, care processes and precision to prevent falls.Fall Prevention Expert based in Canada, Elaine Fockler RN, has updated and customized the internal program and conducted various training sessions. The sessions included education on the tools and interventions used to assess and reduce the risk of falls and injury from falls in adults and children.Professional disciplines beyond nursing staff including rehabilitation services, pharmacy, physicians and nonclinical staff have also been sensitized. A total of 75 clinical and 38 Facilities Management staff have received training.Mechanisms have been developed for departments to identify and communicate if a patient is at high risk for falls. Every Friday will be observed as “Fall Prevention Friday” at TCI Hospital to ensure every in-patient receives a fall risk assessment. This initiative will be enforced in addition to the completion of fall risk assessments upon admission, upon unit transfer if there is a significant change in the patients’ status and post fall.Green armbands will be applied to all patients who are identified to be at risk of a fall. In-patients found to be at risk will receive a green triangle placed on the door of their assigned room and above their bed. Patients in the Operating Room will have green socks applied. These green identifiers will alert hospital staff members that the patient is at risk of falling and requires special assistance.Most falls are caused by the interaction of multiple risk factors. The more risk factors a person has, the greater their chances of falling. Healthcare providers and caregivers at home can lower a person’s risk by reducing or minimizing that individual’s risk factors and environmental hazards.Persons who are more likely to fall may experience risk factors such advanced age, gait & balance problems, impairments such as poor vision or muscle weakness, postural hypotension, chronic conditions including arthritis, diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s, incontinence and dementia. The revised program will help to reduce the social, psychological and economic impact of falls on individuals, families and the community.Press Release: interHealthCanadalast_img read more

College bars in Pullman tackle fake ID problem

first_imgPULLMAN — In DJ Goldfinger’s Stubblefields office lie multiple stacks of confiscated fake IDs from Washington, Idaho, Arizona and two from the same woman in South Carolina.With overseas companies in China printing fake IDs for minors, Goldfinger said the game of fake IDs has changed.“They’re like trading cards,” Goldfinger said. “Usually, you would have to go get an ID that looked like somebody.”He said the quality of fake IDs being printed overseas concerns him the most. Additionally, Goldfinger said he is unsure of what companies will develop next.Gary Jenkins, Pullman chief of police, said the department intercepted a package of fake IDs from China with the help of the U.S. Postal Service last year. The department works very closely with Stubblefields, he said, and has officers near the bar in peak activity hours.“Our best chance of addressing this is working with local businesses,” Jenkins said. “The technology to produce fake IDs that replicate actual IDs have improved so much.”As a way to prevent minors getting into the bar with fake IDs, Goldfinger said he has begun to give $5 incentives to his employees who catch intruders at the door.last_img read more

Five investment schemes with low risk and high return

first_imgFive best investment schemesDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesInvestments, where the element of risk is almost zero, can be called as safe investments. Stocks, mutual funds, insurance, and many more private savings schemes are available in the market, but there are a few schemes which ensure safety for investors.These are five good bets for people who would not like to take risks.1. Sukanya Samriddhi AccountSukanya Samriddhi Yojana was launched by the government to encourage education of girl children. Sukanya Samriddhi Account can be opened at post offices and commercial banks. The investment made under this account is eligible for tax benefits under section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Sukanya Samriddhi Account has a very long-term holding tenure.2. Post Office Time Deposit AccountPost Office Time Deposit Account is a good option for investors looking at building a corpus for both short and long-term. The investor can deposit money for a term and he or she will receive money with interest earned at the end of the term. The account can be opened for a minimum of 1 year and the maximum tenure is 5 years. Premature closure of account can be also availed. For 1 year, the investor will get 6.60 percent interest (compounded quarterly). NPSReuters file3. National Savings CertificatePeople who are looking for a safe investment avenue can open a National Savings Certificate (NSC) by investing Rs 100 (or multiples of 100) as an initial investment and increase the amount when feasible. The government revises this rate every quarter. Investors can purchase NSC after furnishing the know your customer (KYC) documents. NSC only has cumulative interest payout option, and investments qualify for tax rebate under section 80C.4. Sovereign Gold BondInvestment in the yellow metal is deemed as a safe haven during financial uncertainties. Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) is an alternative to holding physical gold. It is backed by the government and investors will be paid interest on the amount of initial investment at the rate notified by RBI. Apart from the interest, the SGB investors will be eligible for a 2.50 percent per annum payable semi-annually on the nominal value. Minimum investment in the bonds is one gram and the maximum limit of subscription is 500 grams per person per fiscal year (April-March).5. National Pension SchemeNational Pension Scheme (NPS) is a retirement investment scheme managed by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). NPS investors can avail tax benefits under section 80CCD of the Income Tax Act. There are two types of accounts under NPS — Tier I and Tier II. In Tier I, the contribution made cannot be withdrawn and in Tier II, the contribution can be withdrawn anytime.last_img read more

Erdogan assumes new presidential powers tightening control

first_imgTurkish president Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey on 23 June 2018. Photo: ReutersTurkey’s Tayyip Erdogan will fulfill a long-held ambition on Monday when he is sworn in as president with sweeping new powers over a country he has dominated and reshaped during his 15-year rule.Launching the executive presidency which he campaigned hard to secure, Erdogan will also name a streamlined cabinet he says will push for growth to make Turkey one of the world’s biggest economies.Erdogan narrowly won a referendum last year to replace Turkey’s parliamentary democracy with a system featuring an all-powerful presidency, and followed that with a hard-fought election victory last month to the newly strengthened post.He says the changes, the biggest overhaul of governance since the modern Turkish republic was founded from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire almost a century ago, are needed to drive economic growth and guarantee security.His supporters see them as just reward for a leader who has put Islamist values at the core of public life, championed the pious working classes and built airports, hospitals and schools.Opponents say the new powers mark a lurch to authoritarianism, accusing Erdogan of eroding the secular institutions set up by modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and driving it further from Western values on democracy and free speech.”Turkey is entering a new era with the presidential oath ceremony on Monday,” Erdogan told his ruling AK Party at the weekend. “With the power granted to us by the new presidential system, we will get quicker and stronger results.”On the eve of Monday’s inauguration authorities dismissed more than 18,000 state employees – most of them from the police and army – in what the government said would be the final decree under emergency rule imposed following a failed 2016 coup.More than 150,000 state employees have lost their jobs in the crackdown that followed the coup attempt, and the interior minister said in April some 77,000 people have been formally charged and kept in jail during their trials.ECONOMIC CONTROLErdogan will take the oath of office in parliament at 4 pm (1300 GMT), before attending a ceremony two hours later at the huge presidential palace he has constructed in the capital.Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi were due to attend the ceremony.Erdgoan has said he will announce the cabinet on Monday night, promising to make appointments from outside parliament and to slim down his ministerial team to 16 from more than 20.The post of prime minister will be scrapped. The president will be able to select his own cabinet, regulate ministries and remove civil servants, all without parliamentary approval.Investors were waiting to see whether cabinet appointees would include individuals seen as market-friendly, and particularly whether Mehmet Simsek, currently deputy prime minister, would continue to oversee the economy.”For the cabinet appointments in the past several years, the most important issue has been the presence of the current deputy prime minister, Mehmet Simsek,” said Inan Demir, a senior economist at Nomura International.The lira, which is down some 16 percent so far this year and has been battered by concern about Erdogan’s drive for lower interest rates, firmed to 4.5160 against the dollar by 1016 GMT, its highest since mid-June.Erdogan has described high interest rates as “the mother and father of all evil”, and said in May he would expect to wield greater economic control after the election.”We will take our country much further by solving structural problems of our economy,” he said on Saturday, referring to high interest rates, inflation and the current account deficit.Inflation surged last month above 15 percent, its highest level in more than a decade, despite interest rate hikes of 500 basis points by the central bank since April.TIGHTENING GRIPSince taking office in 2003, first as prime minister and later as president, Erdogan has dominated Turkey, tightening his grip over the country of 81 million people as he tamed rival power centres including the military, which toppled some previous governments.Under his leadership Ankara started accession talks with the European Union, which stalled amid EU criticism of Turkey’s human rights. Ties with the United States and other NATO partners also frayed, but Turkey remains crucial for any hope of stability in Syria and Iraq and curbing refugee flows to Europe.A powerful campaigner, he is Turkey’s most successful and divisive leader in recent history. Erdogan has prevailed in a dozen local, parliamentary and presidential elections.After his election victory two weeks ago, Erdogan said he would spare no effort to spur economic growth.”There is no stopping for us until we bring Turkey — which we saved from plotters, coupists and political and economic hitmen, street gangs and terrorist organisations — to among the top 10 economies in the world,” he said.last_img read more

The AFROs Tribute to Baltimore Area Mothers

first_imgJOY THOMAS MOORE“My sister said it best when she said ‘Our mother wore sweaters so we could wear coats.’ My mom sacrificed everything for her children and no words can express how thankful I am for her. She showed her love by her actions, and I am a better man because of the woman I call mom.”Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran and Best-Selling Author LILLIE MAE BELL“My mother, who is now deceased, was not just my mother. She was my best friend, my confidant, my mentor and my companion. She had a high school diploma and married young when she became pregnant with her first born, a daughter, one of four girls to be born to her. Later, as a divorcee and single mother, she faced enormous challenges as do most single parents. It was her drive on behalf of her ‘girls’ that led her, with no prior work experience, to propel herself into steady employment at the post office which ultimately lead to her becoming Director, White House Office on Mail Analyst. She served in this role through four Presidents, retiring shortly after President William Clinton took office.”Diane Bell-McKoy, President/CEO, Associated Black Charities ROBYN BURRELL-STOKES“It has been approximately 1.5 years since my mom passed and it stills seems like yesterday. She has and always will be my favorite girl. My best friend for 40 plus years and counting. The bond we have, no matter here on earth or not, will not and can never be broken. My mom was part of my daily routine and remains part of it in some form or fashion. I hope I am still making you proud. Always and forever your sonsband. Happy Mother’s Day.”David Pridgen Jr., Broker/Owner, Realty ONE Group Excellence LINDA MILES“My mother has always championed ‘her girls.’ For example, school was always a challenge for me but my mom worked with me diligently and also paid for tutors even though it was a struggle financially. At a young age, I decided that I wanted to be a beautician. She called her best friend who owned a salon and could mentor me and who gave me valuable, hands on experience that would last a lifetime. After graduating college and getting a job away from home, my mom would travel hours to visit me because she thought I sounded down on the phone. When I told my mother that I was going to run for Baltimore City Council, her first words were that I would be perfect for the position.”Shannon Sneed, Baltimore City Councilwoman District 13center_img LAVERNE NICHOLSON SYKES“A special Mother’s Day tribute to LaVerne Nicholson Sykes who has been instrumental in not only the long-term success of our family, but in the day to day operation. She goes out of her way to help with logistical challenges as they arise during ‘the grind.’ She provides the strongest of role models for her three granddaughters, even in semi-retirement, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the love, support and encouragement that she so generously gives. Happy Mother’s Day.John-Allen Sykes II, Account Manager, Tolmar, Inc MARSHA JACKSON ALLENDER“From the moment my memories begin, there has been one constant in my life – my Mommy. She has never not been there for me. Whether celebrating my successes, or helping me put the pieces back together after a failure of some sort, I cannot thank my Mother enough for all she has done to support me. I couldn’t be more thankful for her giving spirit and generous love. Mommy, you have and continue to be the epitome of everything I have ever needed and more. Happy Mother’s Day. Love always, ErinErin M. Bruce, Senior Manager, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnsonlast_img read more

Flavoured fine

first_imgFood plays a definitive role in shaping a community’s culture and tradition and Easter is one such festival where food inspires and influences family and children bringing back childhood memories of Easter bunnies, egg painting and egg hunting sessions!! The Imperial indulges the children with yummy Easter goodies like Chocolate bunnies, Egg baskets and Easter Eggs at La Baguette, for all you grown- ups 1911 lays out global varieties of Lamb and sea food with an extensive range of cold cuts, for an elaborate Easter brunch buffet, making a fun Sunday for you and your family. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The distinctly flavored melt in the mouth flavours of kebab, fresh on the aromatic senses and palate and filled with spices and ingredients await you this April at Daniell’s Tavern. From classic cottage cheese to succulent lamb specialties, the menu offers wholesomeness and right flavours with perfect crispiness featuring Burra kebab, Chapli kebab and others to satiate your taste buds.Easter brunch at 1911 on April 5Easter specials at La Baguette from April 1 – 5 Kebab-e-bahaar at Daneill’s Tavern from April 10 – 20last_img read more

Speeding taxi writeoff after hitting oncoming truck

first_imgThe accident happened near the Playa del Carmen police filter after the truck entered the lane. The taxi, who was reported speeding, hit the rear of the truck, completely crushing the front of his car. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A taxi that was allegedly speeding along the Playa del Carmen highway made contact with a pickup-up truck that had just entered the lane. The driver of the taxi received injuries to his arm and was taken to hospital, while an occupant of the truck also received injuries and was transferred to hospital. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more