Two truths you should be telling

first_imgLast week, I asked Rohit Bhargava what two pieces of advice he’d give nonprofits about earning trust and inspiring action. He has a new book out called Likeonomics: The unexpected truth behind earning trust, influencing behavior and inspiring action.Here are his tips on telling the truth for good.1. Tell the truth about yourself: “Help connect donors and supporters with the REAL PEOPLE behind the work that the organization does. Nonprofits typically think in terms of showing the real people who are helped, but not the people doing the helping. The iPhone has two types of camera – the one that you point outwards and the one that you can point at yourself. We need to get better at using the second one,” he says. 2. Tell the truth about what you need: “Get better about sharing the truth behind what really matters and what really doesn’t,” he says. “For example, the Salvation Army can do a great job of getting people to donate all kinds of clothes, but during the summer they generally have more need for summer clothes, and in the winter it’s the opposite. Why not tell people that? You won’t, of course, turn down any donations. But just be making your real needs more obvious, you might encourage people to donate more.Great advice. Being truthful is hard. Bhargava says the truth is so often ugly, inconvenient, hard to see and it makes you vulnerable. But don’t be afraid of it.Look what happens when you tell it. Like when Charity: Water couldn’t quite get its 200th well to happen – live and on video. Here’s an organization turning the lens on itself, unabashedly, with flaws. It makes you love them more.last_img read more

Vivo Y83 with notch display, 13MP camera, 3260mAh battery launched in India for Rs 14,990

first_imgVivo launches two phones in a row in India. Last week, Vivo had launched the first-ever in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone in India — the Vivo X21 for a price tag of Rs 35,990. With X21, Vivo is aiming to take on the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 which are priced around Rs 34,999 and Rs 32,999 respectively. Vivo has now launched a budget segment phone to take on Xiaomi Redmi and Samsung. It is the Vivo Y83. The company launched the phone in India on Friday for a price of Rs 14,990.The smartphone is launched only in one variant which comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The new Vivo Y83 will be available on both online as well as offline stores. Customers can buy the phone from any offline retail store or head to Flipkart, Amazon, or the company’s official Vivo website. To get the phone at a cheaper price the Vivo Y83 comes with exchange offers and no-cost EMIs.In terms of specs, the smartphone comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ FullView 2.0 IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It also has iPhone X-like notch on top of the display which gives room to the selfie camera and earpiece and also to some sensors. Commenting on the launch in India, Jerome Chen, CMO, Vivo India said, “We are pleased to introduce the Vivo Y83 in our Y series product portfolio with an outstanding performance and superior camera capabilities at an ideal price point.”The phone comes with a dual-SIM support. For Vivo, the highlighting factor of the Vivo Y83 is the 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone comes with an 88 per cent screen-to-body ratio. On the hardware front, the Vivo phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone is backed by a 3260mAh battery under the hood.advertisementALSO READ: Vivo X21 review: Through the looking glassIn the optics front, the Vivo Y83 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear which is further coupled with an LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, the smartphone comes packed with an 8-megapixel selfie camera and other features like Face Access and face recognition. On the software front, the Vivo Y83 runs FunTouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-boxThe smartphone which is selling on both offline and online stores comes with several other features like Face Access 2.0, Game Mode 2.0, Smart split 3.0, app clone, and also an eye protection mode. The smartphone also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is right in the middle of the back panel.last_img read more

Video: Interview With Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes

first_imgHayes was the national coordinator of the first Earth Day, and he served as a WRI board member from 2000 to 2009. He is currently the President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation. Denis Hayes, National Coordinator for the first Earth Day, looks back on four decades of progress by the environmental movement.Since the first Earth Day in 1970, Hayes believes the movement has made significant strides forward on making people more aware of environmental issues. “Beyond any doubt,” he says, “today the basic core values are vastly more ‘green,’ if you will, than they were in the 60’s and 70’s.”Hayes points to Earth Day and the celebration’s emphasis on education as a main reason behind the shift in awareness. “We’ve created a generation of environmentally literate students,” he said. “In the vast majority of schools in the United States, the third week in April is when you study environmental things and go on field trips and you learn [about the Earth]. … And that has now been a common part of the public discussion for long enough that it is internalized into people’s consciousness.”Watch the interviewlast_img read more

One held for selling ganja to school students

first_imgKolkata: The Narcotics Cell of Kolkata Police has arrested a youth on Monday for allegedly selling ganja to school students.The accused was arrested in front of a reputed English medium school in Park Street area.According to police, on Monday, police personnel from the Narcotics Cell got a tip-off that a youth was seen selling ganja in Park Street area. Working on the information, police on Monday kept a strong vigil in and around the Park Street. Meanwhile, in the afternoon police came to know that the suspect had arrived in front of the sschool. Immediately the police team surrounded the suspect identified as Shaikh Rashid Iqbal. During search police recovered 1.5 kg ganja from his possession. During interrogation, Iqbal stated that he used to sell ganja in packets 10 grams for Rs 1,000. Iqbal confessed that he used receive orders over phone. He sold the ganj around schools and colleges of ParkStreet and Park Circus area.last_img read more

Notley says Alberta watching BC court bid closely will get no free

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she doesn’t believe British Columbia’s legal challenge to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion has merit, but her government will be watching closely and won’t give its neighbour a free ride on it.Notley said she’s not sure the B.C. courts will make a ruling on the clearly established constitutional rule that the federal government has the final say on what goes into trans-boundary pipelines.She said if B.C. can’t find traction on that issue, dubbed ‘Point Five,’ it may try a different legal tack, and Alberta will be ready to respond.“I think ultimately Point Five is dead because I’m not even sure that the B.C. Court of Appeal would even agree to render a decision,” Notley said in an interview Friday.“The question (then) becomes ‘Do they (B.C. officials) come up with something else, though, to put to the B.C. Court of Appeal,’ and if that’s the case what alternatives do we have at our disposal?”Notley isn’t specifying the options being looked at, but has suggested there would be further retaliatory action if Alberta believes B.C. is trying to stall the project through frivolous legal challenges or other means.Her comments come a day after the first break in an escalating trade war over the pipeline, which has been approved by Ottawa and would triple the amount of crude flowing from Edmonton to a terminal in Burnaby.On Thursday, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced his government was reversing its plan to suspend taking additional oil from Alberta until it was sure B.C.’s coastline and waterways were safe from catastrophic oil spills.Horgan said he would instead go to the courts to get a legal ruling on whether B.C. has a right to take such action under the Constitution.In response, Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine. Alberta is B.C.’s biggest wine customer, about $70 million worth of business a year, and this week the B.C. Wine Institute said wine growers were being severely affected.The federal government has maintained it has the right to dictate what goes in pipelines and has declined to join B.C. on the constitutional reference.Notley defended the decision to end the wine ban despite some critics who say Horgan has not killed the issue, but simply moved the fight to a different battlefield.She has said the wine ban is not rescinded but suspended.“When we came forward with the ban … we made it very clear: ‘Pull Point Five and we will pull the ban.’ And that’s what happened,” she said.“We’re not trying to escalate (the dispute). We’re trying to make a point and to de-escalate.”Two weeks ago, Notley struck a task force of business, finance and academic leaders to respond to B.C.’s actions.Notley said that task force will stay in place and will meet next week to continue to explore ways to get Alberta oil to tidewater and respond to similar future challenges.Notley has called Trans Mountain a critical part of Alberta’s energy industry that brings spin off jobs across Canada.Alberta crude sells at a discount, sometimes a sharp one, compared with the North American benchmark West Texas Intermediate price due to pipeline bottlenecks and a lack of access to overseas markets.last_img read more

Woman accidentally leaves gold diamonds and pearls in clothing donation bag

first_imgHALIFAX — A Halifax woman who accidentally donated her lifelong collection of gold, diamonds and pearls is hoping against the odds that her jewelry will be returned.Jane Lowe realized too late that her husband had stashed a Ziploc bag of valuable gifts and family heirlooms in a bag of donation-ready clothes when the couple was headed out of town.  The treasures included a string of pearls gifted from her father, a gold tennis bracelet, diamond and amethyst earrings and gold necklaces from a family member who passed away.Lowe contacted Diabetes Canada, which picked up the clothes, and the Value Village locations where the bag could have ended up, but it’s now a waiting game for a possible miracle return of her collection.Some items, including an emerald and diamond pendant, were especially valuable, but Lowe said the sentimental value of her grandmother’s imitation pearls couldn’t possibly be assigned a price.She hoped to give the jewelry to her children and granddaughters one day, but Lowe said she’s trying to stay positive and appreciate her life’s other blessings.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: Toronto movie buffs assemble—the University of Toronto has just released a brand new interactive map that showcases movies and TV shows in the city, and it’s pretty comprehensive.The Toronto Film Map launched yesterday after nearly four years of assembling data of T.O. as seen on film.A project between U of T’s Media Commons and Map and Data Library, the Film Map is a clickable site that allows users to explore over 100 productions set in the city. Advertisement Advertisement Users can either click on the map pins or scroll through the projects to expand a window containing info like the year the film was released, directors, producers, a picture, and an explanation as to where and how it was filmed in Toronto.A still from Deepa Mehta’s 2002 film Bollywood/Hollywood featuring Fairview Mall. Photo via Media Commons/University of TorontoWant to know what the stretch of Yonge Street between Wellesley and Dundas in the 70s looked like? Check out the comedy Outrageous! from 1977, whose set probably looked a lot different than that part of Yonge today. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Two national presidents among this years winners of top UN environment award

The winners, announced by Achim Steiner, Under-Secretary-General and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, include President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana, who is a passionate forestry and ecosystem infrastructure proponent, and Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, an international climate change campaigner.Afghanistan’s Director General of the National Environmental Protection Agency and sustainability advocate, Prince Mostapha Zaher, and Japanese earth scientist and pioneer of research into how the oceans cycle carbon, Taro Takahashi, are also on the winners’ list.Chinese actress Zhou Xun received the award for her reputation as a green lifestyle guru. Through her “tips for green living” initiative, Ms. Xun encourages people to reduce their carbon print through simple changes in lifestyle.United States venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla was recognized for his efforts as a green energy entrepreneur. In September 2009, Mr. Khosla’s venture capital firm announced it had raised $1.1 billion for a “green fund” that would be used to spur development of renewable energy and other clean technologies.The trophies were presented at a gala event in Seoul to mark International Mother Earth Day, in conjunction with the Business for the Environment Global Summit in the capital of the Republic of Korea, which is being attended by more than 1,000 representatives from business, government, and civil society.“The six winners represent some of the key pillars upon which society can build green growth and a development path to unite rather than divide six billion people,” said Mr. Steiner.The Champions of the Earth, an international environment award established in 2004, recognizes achievements in areas of entrepreneurial vision, policy and leadership, science and innovation, inspiration and action. The year’s awards had a special category for biodiversity and ecosystems management. To date, the award has recognized 34 outstanding environmental leaders. 22 April 2010The Presidents of Guyana and Maldives are among six winners from government, science, business and entertainment to be awarded this year’s United Nations Champions of the Earth prize today for their leadership in environmental conservation. read more

Reconciliation results framework to track reconciliation efforts

The workshop came-up with recommendations to institutionalize results framework and scorecard as part of the Managing for Development Results (MfDR) Initiative. (Colombo Gazette) The workshop was funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank. The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation in collaboration with Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) has organized a national workshop to develop a reconciliation results framework and scorecard which was a felt requirement for national integration and reconciliation.The purpose of the national workshop is to develop a reconciliation results framework with key performance indicators to track the progress on reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka. The three day workshop commenced on 26th November 2017 at Habarana Village and J. Charitha Ratwatte, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister participated as the Chief Guest and graced the event. Ratwatte in his keynote address stated that the reconciliation results framework is intended not only to score and track performance but also as a direction setting exercise in the planning and management of reconciliation interventions.The model results framework draws best practices from the Malaysian Government’s Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and a model set-up in UK by Tony Blair. The Sri Lankan Model is a home grown model which takes account of best practices from South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Northern Ireland and Rwanda.Ratwatte also stated that it is not easy to quantify results when it comes to peace and reconciliation and need to be complemented with perception survey – public opinion poll known as “Reconciliation Barometer”.The workshop participants included Government Sector, Civil Society, NGOs and academia and was facilitated by Asian Development Bank Resource Person. The workshop also reviewed the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and recommended improvements. read more

Fortis gets key regulatory approval to buy US electric grid based in

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) has received a key U.S. federal regulatory approval for its US$11.3 billion plan to purchase ITC Holdings Corp., which has one of the largest independent electricity distribution systems in the United States.The Newfoundland-based company says the authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Friday puts the deal on track to close by the end of this year as anticipated.Fortis initially announced in February that it would pay a combination of stock and cash to buy ITC, based in Novi, Mich., and its high voltage electricity transmission system in several U.S. states.It later announced the sale of a 19.9 per cent equity stake in ITC to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund for US$1.228 billion in cash, to help pay for the transaction.Fortis has received most of the required regulatory approvals, but the deal is still subject to authorization from the state of Kansas.Based in St. John’s, N.L., Fortis is the owner of Newfoundland Power as well as numerous other electricity and natural gas utilities throughout Canada, the United States and the Caribbean region. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 26, 2016 5:19 am MDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fortis gets key regulatory approval to buy U.S. electric grid based in Michigan read more

Who was the Manchester bomber Police and MI5 piece together attackers background

first_imgHow was he identified?It has emerged in US media reports that the bomber was identified by a bank card in his pocket. According to NBC News, citing a US intelligence official, members of the bomber’s family warned security officials about him in the past, saying that he was “dangerous”.The official told the broadcaster that Abedi likely “had help” making the “big and sophisticated bomb”. His brother Hashim reportedly knew he was planning the attack.”His brother felt there was something going on there in Manchester and he thought his brother would do something like bombing or attack. So after that, he told us, ‘Having internet, I see the attack in Manchester and I knew that’s my brother’,” a spokesman for Libyan authorities told BBC2’s Newsnight.He revealed that Abedi’s younger brother Hashim had been investigated for about a month and a half over suspicions that he was linked to IS.”We were not quite sure about this, but when we arrested and we asked him, he told us, ‘I have ideology with my brother’. Hashim told us, ‘I know everything about my brother, what he was doing there in Manchester’.” Has his family spoken?Speaking for the first time about his son’s death, Abedi’s father said: “We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.”Speaking from Tripoli, he told AP this his son was innocent and confirmed that British police had arrested another of his sons, believed to be a 23-year-old arrested in south Manchester on Tuesday.Abedi’s sister, Jomana, suggested he carried out the attack for revenge on US air strikes in Syria.“I think he saw children—Muslim children—dying everywhere, and wanted revenge,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God.” Salman AbediCredit:Sky Mr Kinsey said  a huge flag, possibly Iraqi or Libyan, had been hanging from their house. “There was a large Iraqi flag hanging out the window but we never thought anything or it,” added Mr Kinsey, “We thought it was about football or a protest at home or something.”  Suicide bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and become radicalised before returning to the UK to cause carnage at a gig in the city where he was born.The son of Libyan parents, who reportedly fled their native country and sought refuge in the UK, he is thought to have come back to Britain from Libya just days before the massacre.Here’s everything we know about the 22-year-old Manchester Arena attacker. Other radicals from the North WestAbedi is not the first radical associated with the North West.It has been reported he knew fellow Mancunian Raphael Hostey, who was once described as an “inspirational figure” for would-be jihadis.Hostey left the UK in 2013 and became known as Abu Qaqa in his capacity as an IS fixer, encouraging other young Britons to join the terror group. He was believed to have been killed in a drone strike in 2016. He told the Press Association: “He was always friendly, nothing to suggest (he was violent). He was normal, to be honest.”Abedi is believed to have attended the Manchester Islamic Centre, also known as the Didsbury Mosque.Sheikh Mohammad Saeed said he believed Abedi had displayed a “face of hate” after the imam gave a sermon denouncing terrorism.  Salman Abedi. Police forensic investigators at an address in Elsmore Road linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi Credit:PA Police forensic investigators at an address in Elsmore Road linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi center_img How did he become radicalised?Abedi has “proven” links with Islamic State, according to France’s interior minister.Gerard Collomb told French television that both British and French intelligence services had information that Abedi had been in Syria.Mr Collomb said: “All of a sudden he travelled to Libya and then most likely to Syria, became radicalised and decided to commit this attack.”Abedi had been a “regular kid”, who went out and drank until around a year ago when he “dropped off the radar”, the Times reported the bomber’s former landlord’s nephew as saying.The paper quoted a friend as saying he had returned from a three-week trip to Libya in recent days.Abedi’s trips to Libya are now subject to scrutiny including links to jihadists.A group of Gaddafi dissidents, who were members of the outlawed Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), lived within close proximity to Abedi in Whalley Range.Among them was Abd al-Baset Azzouz, a father-of-four from Manchester, who left Britain to run a terrorist network in Libya overseen by Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s successor as leader of al-Qaeda. Where did he live?He was registered as living at the Abedi family home Elsmore Road, south Manchester as recently as last year, where plainclothes police raided a downstairs red-bricked semi-detached property on Tuesday. Abedi’s educationAbedi went to Burnage Academy for Boys between 2009 and 2011, and then on to Salford University in 2014 where he studied business management before dropping out, according to a source. The source said Abedi began his course in 2014 and attended lectures for two years but then stopped going. He would have graduated this summer.He did not live in university accommodation, had not been in any trouble at the university and was not on any radar for pastoral or social care.It is understood Abedi was not known to have participated in any clubs or societies during his time in higher education and never met with the resident imam. Libyan refugee Abdalraouf Abdallah was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail last year after helping Muslim convert and former RAF Iraq War veteran Stephen Gray try to get to Syria.Abdallah, wheelchair-bound after he was shot in Libya in 2011, lived in Westerling Way, Moss Side, a short drive from Abedi’s Elsmore Road address.Gray, who lived at nearby Whitnall Street in the city, was jailed for five years for terror offences, after he twice attempted to join jihadis in Syria.Jamal al-Harith, who lived in Manchester and was known as Ronald Fiddler before converting to Islam, left the UK for Syria in 2014.Earlier this year it was reported that he died after driving a truck packed with explosives into a military base in Mosul, Iraq.It emerged he had received a compensation payment following his detention in Guantanamo Bay in the early 2000s. 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. What have the neighbours said?Neighbours in Elsmore Road told how Abedi had become increasingly devout and withdrawn.Lina Ahmed, 21, said: “They are a Libyan family and they have been acting strangely. A couple of months ago he [Salman] was chanting the first kalma [Islamic prayer] really loudly in the street. He was chanting in Arabic. “He was saying ‘There is only one God and the prophet Mohammed is his messenger’.’A family friend, who described the Abedis as “very religious”, said most of the family had returned to Libya, leaving only Salman and his older brother Ismail behind. “They have not been there for quite a while. Different people come and go,” said Alan Kinsey, 52, a car-delivery driver who lives across the street. Mr Kinsey’s wife, Frances, 48, a care worker, said she believed that the parents had left before Christmas and just one or two young men had been living in the property. What is his family background?Born and raised in Manchester in 1994, Abedi, the second youngest of four children, grew up in a Muslim household but matured into a university dropout with an appetite for bloodshed.His parents, mother Samia Tabbal and father Ramadan Abedi, a security officer, are Libyan-born refugees who fled to the UK to escape Gaddafi. It is thought they returned in 2011 following Gaddafi’s overthrow.Abedi is thought to have an older brother Ismail Abedi, who was born in Westminster in 1993, a younger brother Hashim Abedi, and a sister Jomana, whose Facebook profile suggests she is from Tripoli and lives in Manchester. A family friend, who asked not to be named, said the family were known to the Libyan community in the city and described Abedi as “normal”. Azzouz, 48, an expert bomb-maker, was accused of running an al-Qaeda network in eastern Libya. The Telegraph reported in 2014 that Azzouz had 200 to 300 militants under his control and was an expert in bomb-making. Neighbours recalled an abrasive, tall, skinny young man who was little known in the neighbourhood, and often seen in traditional Islamic clothing.He is thought to have lived at a number of addresses in the area, including one in Wilbraham Road, where officers arrested a man on Tuesday.Abedi previously lived with his parents and a brother.last_img read more

PM FinMin in diplomatic push to sell measures

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis are launching a diplomatic offensive, with calls to several European counterparts, in a bid to lay the groundwork for another important Eurogroup summit on Monday when Varoufakis is to set out six economic reforms in a bid to secure rescue funding.Tsipras set the ball rolling on Thursday, sources said, by calling European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.Greek officials may send their peers a document with details on the six proposed measures on Friday to allow time before the Eurogroup for the exchange of ideas and possible corrections, Kathimerini understands. The proposals include a humanitarian aid package, an overhaul of the public administration, a payment scheme for tax debtors, and an overhaul of the tax collection system, government officials have indicated. It is thought that creditors will push Athens for revenue-raising measures such as privatizations.Sources close to Tsipras spoke of a “relatively positive but extremely fluid climate.” They expressed the hope, however, that the proposed measures will succeed in clinching a portion of a 7.2-billion-euro pending loan tranche.Tsipras is set to continue diplomatic efforts next week and is due in Brussels on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

PSG send coach Thomas Tuchel a very stylish birthday message

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel was given a birthday message on Wednesday that he will never forgetThe German had his 45th birthday yesterday and arrived at PSG’s Ooredoo Training Centre to prepare for the latest practice session.Little did he know that a special message had been carved into the training pitch.It bore the PSG club crest with a happy birthday message in his native German.It read: “Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag Thomas!” ( “Happy Birthday Thomas!”)Tuchel was recruited by PSG in May to replace the departed Unai Emery as the new manager of the Ligue 1 giants.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…In his first competitive game in charge of the club, Tuchel impressively oversaw a 4-0 thrashing of rivals AS Monaco to win the Trophee des Championes.The former Borussia Dortmund coach has also maintained a 100% winning start to the new Ligue 1 season following PSG’s wins over Angers, Guingamp and Caen.PSG will be back in action in Saturday’s away game to Nimes in the Ligue 1.???? In honor of birthday boy @TTuchelofficial… training with a special touch today at the Ooredoo Training Centre! ??— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 29, 2018last_img read more

Bahamas Parliamentarians at the Remembrance Day Service and Marching in the Parade

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 13, 2017 – Nassau – Parliamentarians attended the Remembrance Day Service at Christ Church Cathedral, November 12, 2017.   In church, from left: Minister of National Security Marvin Dames; Minister of Health Duane Sands; Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd; and Minister of Transport and Local Government Frankie Campbell, and Mrs. Campbell.They also marched to the Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance — walking in the Parade are, from left, Minister Dames; Minister  Sands; Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield; Minister Campbell; and Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Gov Brown appoints three women as San Diego County Superior Court judges

first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday announced the appointments of three women as San Diego County Superior Court judges: a litigator, a prosecutor and a public defender.Truc T. Do, Marcella O. McLaughlin and Saba Sheibani, all San Diego residents, will fill vacancies created by judges retiring or being promoted to higher courts.Do, 46, has been a partner at Jones Day since 2014, focusing on business litigation, white-collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations, according to the firm. She served for a decade as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, where she prosecuted 77 jury trials, according to Jones Day. Do has a degree from Stanford Law School and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.McLaughlin, 47, has served as a deputy district attorney in San Diego County since 2005. She previously worked as a deputy city attorney in San Diego. She has a degree from the California Western School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego.Sheibani, 39, has been an assistant supervising attorney at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office since 2016. She has worked in the office since 2004. She has a degree from UC Hastings College of the Law and a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. KUSI Newsroom, Gov. Brown appoints three women as San Diego County Superior Court judges February 27, 2018 Posted: February 27, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Gov. Jerry Brown FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Tuesday March 8ths Three to Read catch up on Iditarod 44

first_imgDallas Seavey’s team, pictured here at the Willow restart, was ready to run. (Photo by Ben Matheson / Alaska Public Media.Two days into the race, Iditarod strategies are coming into sharper contrast. As mushers leapfrog one another, here’s what you need to know to be up to speed on the 2016 Iditarod. Run/Rest Quick HitsAs the race reaches the Kuskokwim River, Sebastion Schnuelle at the Iditarod Insider gives a quick rundown of who’s resting and where. While early race leader Nicholas Petit’s led the pack on a marathon schedule, Schnuelle describes a different pattern for Dallas Seavey, “Dallas Seavey has done 4 runs, of about equal length with with very rhythmic 5 hr beaks in between. His travel speed is around 9 mph on this fast trail coming into Nikolai.”The CrudDogs get stomach bugs and sore wrists on the Iditarod Trail. But the mushers themselves often struggle with colds, fevers, or worse during 10 days of nonstop race. KNOM’s Emily Schwing in the Rainy Pass checkpoint chatted with Allen Moore, who was suffering from what he calls “the crud.”The Two Rivers musher was parked next to Jeff King in the Rainy Pass dog yard.“I tried to get Jeff to come over and hug me, but he’s keeping his distance,” said Moore.Battle DawgsFor Alaska Dispatch News, Tegan Hanlon tells the story of Rick Casillo’s Battle Dawgs initiative. Casillo helps veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder by taking them outdoors. He wants to end veteran suicides, and this year flew three veterans to Rainy Pass. “When Casillo pulled into the Rainy Pass checkpoint, the veterans held up a camouflage flag that said “Battle Dawgs” in white print underneath a large paw-print. Casillo has a camouflage sled bag with a patch that had the number 22 crossed out. Each day, he said, 22 veterans commit suicide.”Bonus: What does trail reporter Zachariah Hughes pack for the remote checkpoints?Alaska Public’s full Iditarod coverage is at read more

ABRSM demands more funds for varsities

first_imgTirupati: Akil Bharatiya Rashtriya Saikshik Mahasangh (ABRSM) flayed the State Budget for 2019-20 for making reduced allocations for various universities in the State. SV University, Andhra, Acharya Nagarjuna and Sri Krishnadevaraya Universities among others have got a cut in their block grants compared to 2018-19. The State Convenor of ABRSM Prof YV Rami Reddy said that they have been condemning the budget proposals. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us As the universities have been paying salaries as per the recommendations of UGC 7th Pay Revision Commission, state government has to allocate more resources. Instead of that, the government has reduced the funds by 20 per cent and this will push the varsities into financial difficulties. In view of the increased salaries and the need for development in science and technology sectors, government should reconsider its decision and allocate more funds for universities, he demanded.last_img read more

Rice UH to Join New Scholarship Program for Future Teachers

first_img Share Raise Your Hand TexasThe Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation will manage the scholarship program for future teachers and has already supported innovate teaching in places like Port Isabel.Two Houston schools will participate in a new scholarship fund for future teachers, launched with the lofty goal to elevate the teaching profession in Texas.H-E-B’s chairman and CEO Charles Butt has pledged $50 million for the fund, adding to his previous major philanthropy for public education in the state.These new scholarships will support hundreds of future teachers at ten different universities around Texas, including Rice and the University of Houston. They could receive an estimated $5 million each.Amber Thompson, who leads the teacher preparation program at UH, said that she hopes it will draw even more people to consider teaching.“All the students out there need a quality teacher,” Thompson said. Research shows that a teacher’s strength has the biggest impact in a student’s success.“I really believe that participation in this is going to elevate the profession, in general by not only supporting students while they’re in the field, but really placing importance and showing candidates that are passionate about teaching that they matter.”Laura IsenseeUH student Eva Alvarado said that the new scholarships will help aspiring teachers like herself, who juggle school, work and family to launch their career.UH education student Eva Alvarado, 32, hopes to land one of those scholarships.This past spring, Alvarado juggled a full load. She was a student teacher at a Houston elementary school, worked an after-school job and took care of own her three children.“It has been kind of hard lately as having to be a student as well as having to work as well as providing to our family,” Alvarado said.She wants to become a bilingual teacher and says a scholarship worth $8,000 would mean a lot.The scholarship program will start this school year and is expected to support as many as 500 teachers over the next decade. It will be managed by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.“I think we’re going to be growing a body of teacher leaders, with the understanding that diversity is key and preparing for our diverse learners is key and leading in that arena is key,” said Judy Radigan, who will lead the Raising Texas Teachers program at Rice University.last_img read more

After Harvey A OnceLively Neighborhood Finds Silence

first_img X 00:00 /04:01 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: It’s seven o’clock, the sun has set, the street lights are on, and some houses are rather well lit.But there aren’t any cars, or people, even.In Meyerland, one neighborhood hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, many families have had to leave their homes. Since the storm, the neighborhood has become kind of eerie with no one around.“At night, sort of at dusk, it was really really busy on the sidewalk. Lots of people are out riding bikes,” said Lynn Chorn while walking her dog in the area. She’s one of the few people on the street as I survey the area, which is unusual considering Meyerland is normally a pretty lively place.“It’s quite a significant change in terms of the number of people who are out,” resident Gill Melman said. “I mean, you see people and it’s great to see them, they’re few and far between and you’re kind of excited to see them so you’re like ‘Hey! I know you!’”He and his wife Samantha rebuilt their house after the Memorial Day flood in 2016.“I remember very vividly. We woke up at 3 o’clock in the morning to flood water. We were not prepared or expecting it like our neighbors were. We woke up at 3:00 in the morning and at 3:01 I had already made the decision, didn’t tell my wife, but already made the decision that I wasn’t going to go through this again and I was going to probably either build or get out.”The Melmans chose to build, and raised the house about five feet in the process. They say that anyone who’s still in the neighborhood after Harvey, they did the same thing.As Gill stands on his porch, he points out each house on the street that is vacant and contrasts that to those with cars in the driveway. He notes that all of the occupied houses were raised after previous floods.If you build in the Meyerland area, rather than just repair or move, you’re replacing probably a sixty-year-old house on ground level with a new home raised a few feet off the ground. That essentially adds value to the area, so even though Meyerland is dark and empty right now, there are good odds it’ll be back to its former glory soon.Jocelyn Guite has lived in Meyerland for seven years. She said these lulls have become common.“We’ve lived through this other flood and I saw it have the same dynamic where everyone disappeared,” she said. “It got quiet it looked devastated, and then it came back — everyone moved back in. We got right back to life.”The community, she said, is strong there. Everyone comes and goes from each others houses as if everyone is family.“Most people want to go back. But we’re we’ve decided not to go back.”Jocelyn and her family flooded once before, rebuilt, and didn’t think it would happen again. Then Harvey hit.“At that point I think it hit me that I don’t have that much time left in this chapter with our kids home. I think the idea of building a house, taking another 18 months to two years before we even come back and then we only have our kids at home for maybe even a couple more years after that. It just became really clear that we were not up for that,” she said.Right now Jocelyn and her family are in an apartment, and they plan to move to Montrose.The family is an in-between state that a lot of families flooded by Harvey are in: they have all the responsibility of figuring out where to live, but the storm has made the decision to move for them. Share Listenlast_img read more

Xbox One GPU clock speed increased RAM upgraded to 12GB

first_imgMicrosoft has shown that it is willing to react quickly to the feedback received about the Xbox One. When gamers started getting angry about the mandatory Internet connection and used games restrictions, Microsoft dumped them and promised a more open system. But there’s been another area where the Xbox One has lagged behind the PS4 on paper: hardware specs.While the AMD processor inside both machines is thought to be pretty evenly matched, the PS4 pulls ahead in terms of the performance of the GPU and use of GDDR5 RAM, Apparently, Microsoft has also decided to react to that and is improving the hardware inside the Xbox One in time for the launch.The rumors point to two possible changes to the hardware. The first is an increase in the clock speed of the GPU, the second is a shift to include 12GB of RAM instead of the currently advertised 8GB.The increase in GPU clock speed seems the more plausible and widely believed rumor of the two. And by doing that the overall performance of the Xbox One should get a nice bump. The increase in RAM seems more far fetched, though, and might be a mistake related to the dev kits.Xbox One dev kits ship with 12GB RAM on board, but games are being developed using 8GB as an upper limit and 5GB of that dedicated to games. Feedback from developers is that they would like more RAM to play with, but adding an extra 4GB to the system this close to launch would up costs and potentially slow down manufacturing. However, moving to 12GB would certainly help long term for games developed a few years from now, although launch games would likely use no more than 8GB because that’s the limit developers have been working to.There’s also every chance that if the 12GB rumor turns out to be true, Sony could upgrade the PS4, who’s to say they haven’t already? If the advertised PS4 will ship with a profit built into the $399 price point, taking a small hit for 4GB of extra RAM wouldn’t be a difficult decision if it meant matching its main competitor.last_img read more