Jean Leahy Seniors Advocate passes away

first_imgIn memory of Leahy, expressions of sympathy can be made to S.O.N.S.A Celebration of Life is being held at the Evangel Chapel on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 2:00 PM. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Jean Leahy, Seniors Advocate for Save Our Northern Seniors (S.O.N.S) has passed away.Leahy has been an integral part of advocating for the region’s seniors in the local area and peace region for years. She was on the board as President for S.O.N.S and helped play a part in making improvements for quality of living for seniors in Fort St. John.Leahy born September 20th, 1934 passed August 26th, 2019 at the age of 84 years.last_img

Kuwait Revokes Citizenship of Muslim Cleric over Gaza Statements

Tinjedad – The Kuwaiti government has reportedly revoked the citizenship of a well-known Muslim cleric along with nine more other citizens over their “statements in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.”Among the ten people affected by the government’s decision, Nabil al-Awadhi, a prominent Islamic cleric who, is reportedly close to the Islamic brotherhood.Based on article 13 of the Kuwaiti citizenship law, the Kuwaiti cabinet, in its weekly meeting led by Prime Minister Sabbah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabbah, decided to revoke the citizenship of ten people. In his response to the decision, the Muslim cleric wrote in his official twitter account in Arabic saying:“I will remain faithful to my country Kuwait, loyal to his Highness my Prince, loving and advising to my people of Kuwait, and I pray for Allah to protect Kuwait and its people from all evil.”????? ???? ?????? ?????… ?????? ????? ????? ?????… ????? ?????? ???? ?????? ????… ????? ???? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??— ???? ??? ?????? (@NabilAlawadhy) August 11, 2014According to AFP, Human Rights Watch issued a statement on Sunday denouncing the decision, which it regarded as a “crackdown on people seeking reform.”“No government has the right to strip away its people’s citizenship simply because it disapproves of them, their opinions, or their actions,” HRW’s Joe Stork was quoted by AFP as saying.“This is yet another downward step in Kuwait’s assault on the right to free speech,” he added, urging the government to reverse its decision. read more

New UN campaign seeks to combat hunger among millions of schoolchildren

7 February 2008The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today unveiled a new global fundraising and awareness campaign to benefit the nearly 60 million children around the world who go to school hungry. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today unveiled a new global fundraising and awareness campaign to benefit the nearly 60 million children around the world who go to school hungry.Health and education interventions are less effective when given to people who lack basic nourishment, the agency noted.The new initiative – “Fill the Cup” – aims, literally, to fill a cup with food for hungry schoolchildren, increasing their chances for health, education and a better future.According to WFP, it will take about $3 billion per year to feed all 59 million children who go to school hungry worldwide, while $1.2 billion can provide meals for the 23 million children in 45 of the neediest African countries. Just $0.25 can give one child one cup of porridge, rice or beans and provide girls with a monthly ration to take home.“The need is great, but so is the ability to help – a single Euro (or $1.50) feeds a school child for a week,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, adding that feeding children in school helps promote not only education, but also healthy and strong communities. “We are often asked by people, young and old – school children, truck drivers, dentists and teachers – how they can help,” Sheeran said. “This is how.”WFP is a major provider of school meals in developing countries. From Afghanistan to Somalia, some 20 million children benefit from WFP school meals at the cost of only $0.25 a day. Partnering with WFP in the campaign is FIFA World Player of the Year, Kaka, who is also the agency’s Ambassador against Hunger. “I come from a country where I’ve seen first-hand how hunger can rob a child’s potential,” said Kaka, a native of Brazil. “So I’m very proud to call on soccer fans and others to help Fill the Cup and lay a foundation for our future.”Also participating in the campaign are the President of Ghana, and head of the African Union, John Agyekum Kufuor, and the Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti. WFP – the world’s largest humanitarian agency – will feed more than 70 million people this year in some 80 countries around the world. read more

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.95 points to 15,204.08.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 38.07 points to 21,930.50.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 11.48 points to 2,469.07.The Nasdaq composite index was up 51.04 points to 6,419.35.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.88 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 79.33 cents US.

Onetime costs push Deltas 3Q profit lower adjusted earnings narrowly beat forecasts

by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Oct 16, 2014 6:51 am MDT One-time costs push Delta’s 3Q profit lower; adjusted earnings narrowly beat forecasts DALLAS – Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 per cent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. The results excluding those items beat expectations.Revenue rose 7 per cent, but higher fuel and labour costs pushed expenses higher too.Officials said that they were monitoring bookings daily and saw no impact yet on travel from the Ebola scare. Two people who flew on domestic flights in the past month have tested positive for the virus — a man from Liberia died, one of his nurses is hospitalized in Atlanta. The nurse was cleared to fly Monday night by a monitor from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Delta CEO Richard Anderson said the CDC had admitted the mistake, and he was confident that the government could prevent a U.S. outbreak.“I think what is worth noting is you really can’t catch Ebola on an airplane, and the screening techniques that the government has put in place are going to detect folks coming from the risk areas in Africa in advance of entering the United States.” Anderson said.Delta is the first U.S. airline to report third-quarter figures, and Wall Street is looking for strong results covering the last part of the peak summer-travel season. Many planes were full, as airlines continued to hold down the number of flights, which also tends to push fares higher. Passengers paid 2 per cent more per mile.The company’s president, Ed Bastian, said the revenue outlook for the October-through-December fourth quarter looks solid. He said the company expects revenue growth and higher profit margins.The best chance for increased profit margins comes in international flying, Bastian said. Delta is reworking its network of flights to Asia and trimming planned growth on routes to Europe, where expansion by many foreign airlines has cut into profitability.The Atlanta-based airline said that net income fell to $357 million from $1.37 billion a year earlier. Adjusted for one-time costs, profit was $1.20 per share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected $1.18.Revenue rose 7 per cent to $11.18 billion, topping analysts’ forecast of $11.12 billion.“Other” revenue, which includes money collected from fees that passengers pay for many services, jumped 15 per cent. Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. analyst Joseph DeNardi said that was the main reason that Delta’s adjusted profit beat expectations.Fuel, the airline’s biggest single expense, jumped 29 per cent to $2.95 billion, as Delta recorded $347 million in charges for adjustments to fuel-hedging. Those are contracts to protect against big spikes in fuel prices, and they can backfire if oil prices fall.Delta is forecasting lower fuel prices in the fourth quarter, which analysts said will be a boon.“Earnings beat our expectations, cost control is very good, and with oil prices down in the fourth quarter and into 2015 likely, the company has a nice tail wind,” Jim Corridore of S&P Capital IQ said in an interview.Labor, Delta’s second-biggest cost, rose 5 per cent to $2.07 billion. That doesn’t include a 54 per cent increase in profit-sharing, to $384 million.Passengers had little elbow room over the summer. The average flight was 86.4 per cent full, up from 86.0 per cent a year earlier. Passengers flew 4 per cent more miles.Delta’s shares rose 13 cents to $32.51 in midday trading. At the opening bell, they had gained 18 per cent for the year, easily beating the 1 per cent increase in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down

by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jan 13, 2016 12:54 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cable news network Al Jazeera America to shut down PASADENA, Calif. – The Al Jazeera America cable news network said Wednesday it will shut down two and a half years after its launch, a victim of a rough business environment and political headwinds it could not conquer.The channel, an offshoot of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera cable network, had trouble persuading cable and satellite companies to carry it, and viewers to watch. It failed despite a promise to offer serious-minded journalism and some award-winning work.The cable network will shut down on April 30. It launched in October 2013.Al Anstey, CEO of Al Jazeera America, said the economic climate for media forced the decision. “Al Jazeera America is committed to conducting this process in a way that is consistent with its respect for colleagues,” Anstey said.Al Jazeera will expand its international digital news operations so they will be available in the United States, Anstey said, adding that details will be available in the next few months.“I’m not sure it was inevitable, but it’s certainly not surprising,” said Philip Seib, a University of Southern California journalism professor and author of the book “The Al Jazeera Effect.” ”In the news environment today there is so much competition that it is virtually impossible for a new company to get any traction.”Anstey had taken over last spring after the news network’s CEO, Ehab Al Shihabi, was dismissed. The company was the target of lawsuits from former employees who had complained about a culture of fear, and anti-Semitic and sexist behaviour among executives. Al Jazeera also could not overcome suspicion among some potential viewers about its motives bred in the years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.Last month, Al Jazeera America was honoured with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University journalism award for a documentary that depicted the lives of working class Americans. FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Al-Jazeera America editorial newsroom staff prepare for their first broadcast in New York. Cable news network Al Jazeera America says it is shutting down just two-and-a-half years after its launch. Al Jazeera says it will stop operating by April 30, blaming the “economic landscape of the media environment.” The network launched in August 2013 with a plan to offer serious-minded news coverage. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) read more

Following refugee camp visit UN officials flag need for more funds to

“With up to 1,000 Syrian refugees arriving in Iraq every week, the UN urgently requires additional funds to scale up its humanitarian assistance to all Syrian refugees in Iraq,” said the world body’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, who also serves as the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Development and Humanitarian Affairs in the Middle Eastern country. “While the Iraqi authorities have shown a strong commitment in their provision of humanitarian assistance, they require more support to meet the needs of the ever increasing number of refugees arriving in Iraq,” she added. Along with representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Claire Bourgeois and Marzio Babille, respectively – Ms. Badcock visited refugee camps in the Al’Qaim district, located in the Anbar governorate in western Iraq, this week. Syria has been wracked by violence, with at least 20,000 people, mostly civilians, killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some 21 months ago. The violence has spawned more than 500,000 refugees, either registered or awaiting registration in neighbouring countries and North Africa, while more than 2.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to UN estimates. Earlier this week, UNHCR said that the number of refugees is currently climbing by more than 3,000 per day. According to the latest figures from UNHCR, there are presently over 63,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq. In the last four months, the number of refugees has increased six-fold from the around 10,000 Syrian refugees who were registered in Iraq at the end of July. The United Nations seeks $83 million to scale up its humanitarian response to the increasing number of Syrian refugees in Iraq for the time-period of January to June next year. The funds will provide basic water and sanitation, health, education, shelter, and protection assistance to refugees in Al’Qaim camp, as well as the Domiz refugee camp, located in the Dohuk governorate. “With the situation in Syria not showing any signs of abating, the current flow of refugees into Iraq is likely to continue, and could even further increase,” said Ms. Bourgeois. “To accommodate them, existing camps need to be expanded and completed without further delay, such as the third camp in Al’Qaim, and persons fleeing violence should be allowed to seek protection in them.” The UN officials also noted that with the onset of falling temperatures during the winter months – which frequently fall to below 10 degrees Celsius across Iraq – new challenges for all refugees exist. “Acute respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, are of particular concern to children during the winter months,” said UNICEF’s Mr. Babille. “We must make sure that every child and family is provided with warm clothes, blankets and heating as well as the required medical treatment to prevent and treat preventable diseases, thus ensuring children remain healthy during the cold season.” Separately, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, is due to leave Geneva for Beirut today, where he will join the European Union’s Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, on a two-day mission to Lebanon and Jordan. The duo’s activities include a visit to programmes for refugees and host families in the two countries, which together have now received more than 300,000 registered Syrian refugees, with 155,873 in Lebanon and 144,426 in Jordan. It will be Mr. Guterres’ second mission to the region in three months. Also today, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) warned that Syrians are at risk of being killed and maimed as a result of explosive remnants of war (ERW) left behind in the wake of the conflict in Syria. According to UNMAS – which coordinates and delivers clearance of landmines and other explosive remnants of war left behind after the cessation of armed conflict – the intensity and length of the conflict in Syria has involved the use of a broad range of weapons which will result in a devastating level of deadly explosives littering residential areas in cities and towns throughout the country long after the conflict ceases. “From our work around the world, we know only too well that the long-term impact of ERW will hit children and the most vulnerable in society the hardest,” said UNMAS’ director, Agnès Marcaillou. “In the case of Syria, refugees and internally displaced people returning to homes damaged by fighting are at particularly high-risk of being killed or injured by left-behind explosives obscured by debris.” She added, “In some countries, such as Afghanistan and Laos, people have long confronted the dangers of ERW, but for most Syrians this will be a new danger and so the need for risk awareness is crucial.” The UN agency is urgently seeking funding to deliver risk awareness on these dangers to Syrian refugees and internally displaced people as well as funding to pre-position ERW clearance teams and equipment to enable rapid deployment when the situation allows. These projects are included in the Syrian Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan 2013, due to be launched in Geneva on 19 December. read more

Need a pawternity leave Brock expert discusses how pets impact worklife balance

Anyone who has introduced a new pet into their household knows how much attention and training it takes to fully integrate it into the family.The amount of time it takes to care for a new pet is prompting some employees to take ‘pawternity leave’ from work to fully dedicate their time to getting their pet settled.A human resources professor from Brock University’s Goodman School of Business says that pet ownership can dramatically impact a family’s dynamic and, ultimately, employees’ productivity and work-life balance.Deborah McPhee, Associate Professor of Human Resources ManagementAhead of National Pet Day, which is observed on Wednesday, April 11, Deborah McPhee, Associate Professor of Human Resources Management, discusses how some employers are adapting to trends by allowing employees to bring their pets to work and even take time off when welcoming a new pet.In an article published earlier this year in The Conversation Canada, McPhee discussed changing family dynamics that place a greater emphasis on pets. People are staying single longer and owning pets instead of having kids, causing a change in the profile of the average family.More families than ever own pets, which can pose challenges for work-life balance as people are forced to find options for pet care while they are at work.While some employers allow pets at the workplace, it can cause productivity-reducing conflict between people who view their pets as stress-relievers and those who experience stress by working alongside pets they’re not comfortable with.McPhee says she expects pets will become more integrated into workplaces as employers work to attract millennials who have a growing fondness for their ‘fur babies.’Along with her Goodman School of Business colleague Robert Steinbauer, Assistant Professor of Business Ethics, McPhee is currently conducting research on organizations with pet-friendly policies, and learning how it can impact workplace productivity. If your organization, or you personally, are interested in participating in this research, please contact them at or read more

Skeptical Football Should Marcus Mariota Book His Flight To Canton

Check out win and loss projections and playoff odds for all 32 NFL teams. Mariota still had the third-highest AY/A in Week 2 of any of these 17 rookies while recording the fifth-largest number of attempts.While 15 of 17 QBs (unsurprisingly) regressed in Week 2, there are other interesting patterns: Looking at just the 11 Hall-eligible QBs, the six who didn’t make the Hall — the more fluky ones, if you like — were more likely to have larger performance declines and were more likely to have fewer pass attempts in Week 2 than the five who are in Canton. Those who made the Hall either maintained a relatively high (7+) yards per attempt (Kelly, Moon) or increased their attempts (Bob Griese, Fran Tarkenton, Moon).6Roger Staubach didn’t play in Week 2. Moon — who was only sort of a rookie — is the only one who did both. Until Mariota, that is.7I think it’s interesting how the more recent QBs (at least those not named Sanchez) all have very similar vectors, although Mariota’s looms over the others. In other words, Mariota’s Week 2 loss wasn’t really a let-down at all. If anything, it puts him in the upper tier of high-performing debuts, and that tier has an amazing track record.Any QB can have a two-game hot streak. But the (Bayesian) calculus for a rookie is very different than for a veteran, which allows us to read more into such a small sample than usual. When looking at unusually good performances like this, broadly speaking, there are two possible explanations: This player just happens to be the lucky one of dozens or hundreds of competitors. Or the player is really something special. When you have a track record of being average, the odds tend to favor the former. But for a rookie, when anything is still possible, the odds favor the latter.Charts by Reuben Fischer-Baum.Reminder: If you tweet NFL questions to me @skepticalsports, there is a non-zero chance that I’ll answer them in Skeptical Football. The Titans vs. the Colts may seem like a boring 1-1 vs. 0-2 matchup, but for my interests, there may be no more exciting game on the schedule this weekend than Marcus Mariota vs. Andrew Luck in just the third game of Mariota’s career. After Mariota’s Week 1 performance — four touchdowns in his first 13 pass attempts (before getting yanked for the entire fourth quarter like he was a Pro Bowler) in a win over the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Mariota’s cleats are already in the Hall of Fame. So that leaves us to wonder: Will Mariota eventually join them?It might seem kind of early to try to answer that question, what with small sample size and all. But one of my favorite exercises in broader stats is trying to find situations where extremely small samples are sufficient to make broader inferences. For example, I mentioned last year that games as early as Week 2 or 3 in the NFL really can be “must-wins” — even for teams that have an established record. (Indeed, it may be one of the rare situations in which talking heads underestimate the significance of individual games.) Great performances by young athletes in sports are another case where small samples may be signaling something.Let’s take this as an opportunity to jump the gun.1Full disclosure: Mariota attended Saint Louis High School in Hawaii — a rival to a high school I attended. To this day, I am convinced that Punahou rules and Saint Louis drools.So how does Mariota’s break-in game stack up against other Week 1 debuts, and what have similar performances signaled in the past?I’ve written previously about the most important things to watch for when trying to size up the career prospects of rookie QBs: playing time and raw production (rather than passing efficiency). Sure, situations vary and some QBs benefit from sitting on the bench to learn the game for a few years, but on average, the bench-riders are less successful than those who earn their way onto the field immediately and are able to move the ball when they get there.2Note that this doesn’t imply that any given rookie should be thrown into the fire. Much of the effect results from better rookies being thrown into the fire in the first place. However, the effect still holds even after adjusting for draft position. But this isn’t a usual case of rookie-watching.There have been 75 QBs since 1960 who had at least 10 pass attempts in Week 1 of their rookie year. Seven of them are now in the Hall of Fame. (For comparison, there have been 870 quarterbacks drafted in this period, 12 of whom are in the hall.)3There are 13 quarterbacks in the Hall who debuted in this era. The 13th is Warren Moon, who was not drafted. Of those 75, only 17 put up 7.5 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A)4A stat that adjusts yards per attempt for touchdowns and interceptions. It’s similar to passer rating but more predictive. or better in that first game. Mariota was the 17th: Just three of the 12 eligible QBs drafted No. 1 overall have made it, and just one of the 40 QBs drafted between Nos. 2 and 11 overall has made it.So Week 1 performance is a better predictor of Hall of Fame chances than draft position. But there’s more: Standout Week 1 performances are about as good (or better) of a predictor of Hall of Fame status as entire standout first seasons. For example, as mentioned above, of the 11 eligible QBs with the top Week 1 performances (by AY/A), five have made the Hall. Compare that with the 11 eligible QBs with the top rookie seasons overall (by AY/A, minimum of 250 attempts) — just three have made the Hall.5There have been 76 QBs with at least 250 attempts in their rookie year since 1960 overall, eight of whom are in the Hall.Voila, Mariota is set for immortality, right? Not yet. There are two issues with Mariota’s claim. One is that auspicious debuts have seemingly gotten more common in the recent pass-happy era, so perhaps their significance should be discounted. Two, Mariota had only 16 pass attempts, which is an even smaller sample than usual. Though, to be fair, he practically lapped the field: If he had had 32 attempts and gained 0 yards on the second 16, it still would have been one of the top debuts by AY/A, and he still would have made the chart above, somewhere between Warren Moon and Jim Kelly.Which brings us to his “let-down” loss against Johnny Manziel’s Browns in Week 2. Mariota had just over 8 AY/A in that game — less than half what he produced the week before! So let’s see where that stacks up against the other hot-handed rookies: Six of these quarterbacks are still active, but of the 11 who are eligible for the Hall of Fame, five have made it.In other words, 45 percent of eligible QBs who had debuts anywhere close to Mariota’s turned out to be all-timers. And make no mistake, that rate is fantastic — even for a No. 2 overall draft pick like Mariota. For comparison, here’s how many of the QBs drafted in the first round since 1960 and who retired before 2010 have actually made the Hall: read more

Roller Derby Comic SLAMs Into Shops This Week

first_img Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) With so many great comic books coming out lately, the only way to pick and choose series to follow is by how much of an impact they leave on you. It takes the right combination of attitude and energy to make a book rise to the top, and SLAM #1, by writer Pamela Ribon and artist Veronica Fish has it all. A fun, personal look at a roller derby league, and the effect it has on the women involved, SLAM #1 is one of the strongest first issues I have read in awhile.SLAM #1Television Without Pity’s Pamela Ribon (Rick and Morty) and artist Veronica Fish (Archie) dive into the fast-paced, hard-hitting world of roller derby! ‘ Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best friends since their first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, but when they get drafted for two different teams they’ll have to figure out if the bond between them is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. ‘ You get slammed on the track and slammed in life, and in both cases, you have to take your hits and get back up again!A lot of little, intimate moments and details make the characters in SLAM jump off the page. Writer Pamela Ribon (Moana) does an awesome job of jumping between the past, present, and directly addressing the reader to give context to not only who the characters are, but why they are the way they are. Interjecting at a few points to give character breakdowns feels somewhat heavy-handed, but the information it provides on the leads, Jennifer and Maise, isn’t extremely pertinent, only given to help us understand them better.Veronica Fish, who recently worked on the Archie relaunch with Mark Waid, brings a terrific energy to the roller derby scenes. However, similar to Archie, Fish shines on the more human moments. Small moments between friends is the foundation of SLAM #1, and Fish totally owns the emotions in the air. If you put two characters in a room together, you’re going to be able to perfectly understand how they are feeling, based solely on how well Fish depicts body language and facial expressions. It is a skill that not every comic book artist has, but Fish makes it seem like a piece of cake.SLAM #1 is a bright, genuine approach to the human spirit. There is no villain the first issue, and if the protagonists are fighting anything, it is the feeling of being alone in the world. Finding strength through friendship, and friendship through roller derby is what SLAM seems to be building upon itself. A nice change of pace, an honest breather on a jam-packed New Comic Book Day, SLAM has the potential to be one of the best new series of the year. Published by Boom! Box, an imprint of Boom! Studios, SLAM is the newest entry into the imprint’s recent winning streak. Jonesy, The Backstagers, and Lumberjanes are just some of the imprint’s success as of recent, and they have paved the way for more series like SLAM. The first issue is available in print or digitally. Stay on targetlast_img read more

No 1 Contenders match tonight on 205 Live 731 PostRAW videos

first_imgRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook WhatsApp Videos Articles Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next No. 1 Contenders Match tonight on 205 LiveWWE 205 Live airs tonight in Cleveland, Ohio on WWE Network at 10:00 p.m. ET.Set for tonight is Akira Tozawa vs. Ariya Daivari in a No. 1 Contenders match where the winner will face Neville at the SummerSlam PPV in Brooklyn on August 20 for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in three weeks.TOMORROW NIGHT: @TozawaAkira and @AriyaDaivariWWE battle for an opportunity to meet @WWENeville at #SummerSlam on #205Live! #RAW— 205Live (@WWE205Live) August 1, 20177/31 Post-RAW videosWWE posted the following videos after last night’s RAW in Pittsburgh. Twitter WWE 205 Live Results – 9/3/19 (Drew Gulak aligns with Tony Nese, Lince Dorado competes) Kurt Angle WWE SummerSlam 2020 Coming To TD Garden In Boston Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

OFFICIAL Russian club Ufa granted UK visas

first_imgAfter many rumors saying the Russian Premier League side would not be able to play against Rangers, the club announced they have UK visas nowRussian club FC Ufa wants to play for the first time in the UEFA Europa League.But after many rumors of problems with United Kingdom visas, the team officially announced there’s no problem.According to STV, the squad will travel to Glasgow for the match against Scottish Premier League side Rangers.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.After being beaten 3-0 by Dinamo Moscú on Monday, the team will travel on Wednesday to Glasglow, to play Rangers on Thursday.Футболисты «Уфы» получили британские визы и уже завтра отправятся в Глазго— ФК УФА (@UfaFc) August 21, 2018last_img read more

Social Media is Now Your Business

first_imgThe findings of my recent study, “The Coming Change in Social Media Business Applications,” should give traditional publishers a reason to take another look at social media. Results showed that social media is used as a general communications tool in public relations and marketing, but is evolving into a major tool of customer engagement. Research found that companies are now looking to social media as a primary way to engage their customers, enabling lead generation, immediate customer contact and customer interaction.As content publishers, consider that all ads and sponsorships sold are for this same goal; customer engagement. If social media becomes a primary way that this happens then you need to be a part of it. Luckily, a lot of what goes into building social networks is about leveraging focused content. That’s something publishers know a lot about, and should see as an opportunity. The Social Media ShiftThis study, to my knowledge, is the first to measure a coming shift in how companies will use social media. There are several factors driving this trend.First, with more people spending time on online social media sites and companies are realizing a lot of their customers can be found there. Second, the shift to online communications has made it easier for potential customers to dodge traditional lead generation and sales strategies. Social media can help break the ice. Finally, a recession is causing every company to rethink its customer engagement strategy. The report offers an overview of the shift toward uses in social media as well as measurements specific to Twitter and social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. (I had the good fortune to interview social media gurus Brian Solis, Shel Holtz, Dan Schnabel, Ari Herzog and Dan McCarthy.)For publishers, this is a real opportunity and an important trend to get in front of. Click here to download the full report.last_img read more

IndyCar to mandate Aeroscreen cockpit protection for 2020 season

first_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous The 2019 Indy 500 pace car is a Chevy Corvette Grand Sport Tags Mercedes-AMG Project One: Formula 1 power in a road car Post a comment 2019 Audi TT Roadster review: The exit interview More From Roadshow Share your voice Enlarge ImageIndyCar’s new driver protection tech is called Aeroscreen. It’s basically a polycarbonate screen in a titanium frame. IndyCar Part of the excitement of open-wheel racing like that found in Formula One or IndyCar is the ability to see the driver in their cockpit, working to keep their (hopefully) land-based missiles under control. Unfortunately, that open cockpit also means that a driver’s head and neck are at risk of being hit by debris, as evidenced in the fatal 2015 incident with IndyCar driver Justin Wilson.Formula One attempted to mitigate this risk by mandating that its vehicles use a “halo,” basically a carbon-fiber hoop with a bar in the middle. It’s ugly and makes the car look like a flip-flop sandal. IndyCar, on the other hand, has come under fire for not being quicker to add similar protection because of how it adversely affected the look of the cars.That changed on Friday when IndyCar announced that it would be mandating the use of something called an Aeroscreen for the 2020 racing season. The Aeroscreen was developed by Red Bull Advanced Engineering and consists of a molded polycarbonate screen that has both antireflective and antifog coatings. The Aeroscreen is anchored by a titanium frame that attaches to the cockpit of the race car in three locations and may be able to be used with tear-offs — that is, layered sheets of plastic that endurance racing cars use that can be peeled off during a race rather than requiring to be cleaned.”Since the first prototypes were developed and demonstrated in 2016, the potential of Aeroscreen to improve the safety for drivers in the event of frontal impacts in the cockpit area of cars has been clear,” said Christian Horner, Red Bull Advanced Technologies CEO and head of Red Bull Racing, in a statement. Now playing: Watch this: 4 Photos 4:26 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 0 Car Culture Auto Techlast_img read more

Bharti Airtel inks deal to buy Videocons spectrum in 6 circles for

first_imgIndia’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel Thursday announced it reached an agreement to acquire Videocon Telecommunication’s spectrum in six circles. The deal is valued at Rs 4,428 crore.Bharti Airtel will buy acquire Videocon’s spectrum in Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (East), UP (West), Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The transaction was announced hours after Idea Cellular terminated an ongoing spectrum trading agreement to purchase Videocon’s Gujarat and West UP circles for Rs 3,310 crore, the Economic Times reported. “Bharti Airtel has entered into a definitive agreement with Videocon Telecommunications Limited to acquire, at an aggregate consideration of Rs 4,428 crore rights to use 2X5 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz band,” Bharti Airtel said in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.The spectrum deal is reportedly valid up to 2032. Post the deal, Airtel’s 4G coverage would be extended to 19 circles, which at present is 15 circles, Moneycontrol reports. In the Indian telecom sector, spectrum deals have reportedly been on the rise ever since the Central government approved spectrum sharing and trading guidelines. Under the new rule, spectrum trading allows companies to transfer their spectrum rights to other telecom firms.”The closing of the transaction is subject to satisfaction of the standard conditions (including conditions stated in spectrum trading guidelines), as are normal to such transactions,” Bharti said in the regulatory filing. Last week, it was reported that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is in talks with Bharti Airtel for a possible spectrum sharing deal. The deal is expected to be finalised by June 2016.Stocks of Bharti Airtel were trading at Rs 346. 90 at around 1.30 p.m. Thursday on the BSE, up 2.30 percent from its previous close. Earlier in the day, it had risen 3.83 percent. Videocon Industries stock was trading at Rs 116.30 at around 1.45 p.m, up 6.31 percent from its previous close. Videocon Telecommunications is a subsidiary of Videocon Industries.last_img read more

459 medical officers to be appointed for school students health checkup

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to conduct health check-ups of students in various schools at the district and sub-division level on a regular basis, the Bengal government is engaging as many as 459 medical officers in the state.The state Health department will appoint those medical officers on a contractual basis under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). It was learnt that around 333 medical officers would be recruited from Homeopathy, 80 from Ayurveda and around 46 from Unani. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe medical officers who will be recruited under RBSK will visit various schools at the sub-division level and examine the health condition of the students. Health check-ups would be conducted to find out if they suffer from any ailments. Students in the villages are often found to be suffering from various ailments like skin problems, lack of proper nutrition among others. Heart check-ups would also be conducted. Screenings would be done to determine if they have any other ailments. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThese medical officers can refer the students to a sub-divisional hospital or the district hospital for further treatment if they feel the need. It may be mentioned that school students often complain of various heart-related ailments but they are not addressed at the initial level. Health check-ups at the school level will help these medical officers to detect such ailments. The candidate should have BHMS/BAMS/BUMS degree from any institution recognised by the respective councils of the stream. The candidates must have completed an internship at the time of application submission. They must either be registered in Part-A of the State Register of Homoeopathic Medical Practitioners maintained by the Council of Homoeopathic Medicine, West Bengal or in Part I of the Central Register maintained by Central Council of Homoeopathy. The candidates should be permanent residents of West Bengal and able to read, write and speak in Bengali. The candidates having MD in Homeopathy/Ayurvedic/ Unani from any institution recognised by the respective councils related to the streams, will be given additional marks. The present government has given enormous emphasis on the health infrastructure in the rural areas.last_img read more

Apples Next Wild Card May Not Be What You Think

first_imgJune 8, 2013 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 4 min read Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story originally appeared on CNBC There’s been a lot of noise that Apple’s “surprise” announcement at its World Wide Developers’ Conference (WWDC13) next week will be the launch of a music-streaming service. But the iPhone maker may have something else up its sleeve.”The wild card — because there is always a wild card at an Apple event — could be they are opening up their apps platform for Apple TV,” said Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray. “As it stands, you have to be invited by Apple to develop, so the idea to open it up would be something that is pretty meaningful.”Peter Misek, managing director and tech analyst for Jefferies & Co., told CNBC in February that he anticipated Apple’s opening up the platform to developers to build apps and games, but he predicted the announcement would come in March.”We think there is a huge developer opportunity in the living room, utilizing the existing Apple TV set-top box, which may or may not be in advance of an actual television,” Misek told CNBC in February. “We think developers are clamoring for an opportunity to get access to that.”Currently, the Apple TV — a digital media device that enables you to stream content to a TV set — has 10 apps, but more are said to be on the way, including one for HBO and CW. Time Warner Cable is also looking to get an app on the Apple TV platform, according to reports.Despite speculation about apps, though, Apple is going to unveil a television soon, and an app push would be a good foundation for its launch, according to Munster.”Opening up the platform for all developers would get more people thinking about the TV,” he said.Munster, who has a price target of $655 with an overweight rating, said he expects Apple eventually to introduce a music-streaming service but isn’t sure it will happen at WWDC2013.Services such as music-streaming will become more important to Apple to generate revenue as replacement cycles get longer, said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president for consumer technologies at Gartner.Because consumers rely on software for updates, they won’t be replacing devices as frequently, she said, adding that she could envision a roll-out of a music-streaming service at the conference.Related: Apple CEO Tim Cook Teases the Next Tech ‘Game Changers'”It seems to make sense, but people have been speculating that for a long time, Milanesi said. “If they don’t, they would begin to stick out as the only player who doesn’t have anything. It’s probably about time they do something there,” Milanesi said. “Maybe they would have an option of a basic service that is free with ads and a premium [paid] service, but I would expect them to monetize directly from the service.”Certainly, Apple is late to the music-streaming game. Google launched a subscription service last month at its developers conference, and other names in the category include Pandora and Spotify. But Apple does have something those companies don’t: 500 million iTune accounts.According to a note released earlier this week from Katy Huberty, an analyst for Morgan Stanley, Apple could make $1 billion a year from a music-streaming service. Her figures include both a subscription fee and display advertising dollars, but exclude audio advertising.Related: Apple Aims to Increase Its Silicon Valley Workforce By Nearly 50 PercentHuberty, who has an overweight rating and a price target of $540, notes that it’s still too early to know how many people would adopt an Apple music streaming as many have already chosen one from a competitors.”Apple’s streaming music service would have to compete with Pandora in the U.S., where many Apple users have already invested at least some effort in building out their musical preferences in Pandora,” she said. “Since we do not know exactly how Apple will differentiate their service, we conservatively assume 40 percent to 50 percent penetration.”last_img read more