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first_imgA small boy was seen asking Roger Federer why he is called The Goat in a video posted by US Open Tennis on their social media handles. Soon the video went viral on the Internet with every one swooning over the boy’s funny question and Federer’s masterful tackling of the situation.For all those who are wondering who the small boy is, the boy’s name is Zizou Ahmed and he is a next generation USTA ambassador. He was at the ‘Arthur Ashe Kids Day’ programme where the 19-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer was also present at the press conference.#NetGenerationKidcaster @AceZizou met @rogerfederer. So why do they call him the ???? https://t.co/EJamIca7jr #USOpen pic.twitter.com/ipD7RaFRrQ- US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 26, 2017This is how the short question and answer session at the press conference went about,  “I wanted to ask you, Switzerland is really cold right, there isn’t too much livestock., So why do they call you the goat?””Sometimes…sometimes they call me that. I don’t call myself that. We don’t have a lot of animals obviously. I am also a part of the livestock there, so”*haha*”You have been the most consistent player of all time, umm…can you continue to play for 8-9 years so that i can play you when I turn pro.””If you can make it on tour, i will make sure that I come back for you.””Is that a promise?”*Shrugs and then laughs*”Almost…almost…pinkie promise”advertisementUS Open Twitter Photo Federer has been addressed by his legion of fans as the ‘GOAT’, which stands for ‘Greatest of All Time’.His claim to the aforementioned title became stronger after his record 8th Wimbledon win, which was also the 19th major trophy overall, overwhelming Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.Reuters Photo He turned 36 on August  8, making him the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era, and is aWhen the final ended, with an ace from Federer, after merely 1 hour, 41 minutes, Federer’s fans flooded social media websites with congratulatory messages to the GOAT.last_img read more

first_imgNPFL Enugu Rangers’ Ogunbote assures on better showing after Rivers United win Samuel Ahmadu Correspondent 09:57 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gbenga Ogunbote Shengolpix NPFL Enugu Rangers v Rivers United Enugu Rangers Rivers United The Flying Antelopes earned a slim win over the Pride of Rivers and the gaffer is assuring fans they will be better with time Enugu Rangers head coach Gbenga Ogunbote has promised the fans that his side will make an appreciable improvement with time after Rivers United 1-0 win.Kelvin Itoya’s 59th minute strike ensured the Flying Antelopes edged past Stanley Eguma’s side to bounce back to winning ways at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.Upon the win, the tactician, who was pleased with the result and is confident they will be a delight to watch in subsequent matches this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It was a good win for us and playing against a team that finished second in recent seasons, you can’t write them off,” Ogunbote told Goal.”I will have wished we scored four to five goals at the early start of the season but most strikers we signed are yet to hit form.”I know it is a question of time.  As soon as the team gels, we will begin to score more goals.”Rivers United have always been a good side because they have won the league, Federation Cup and represented the country at continental competitions,” he noted.”For Rangers fans, I still want to ask for their understanding, knowing fully well that if a team has not really gelled, you can’t see the best of them yet.”Gradually, it is better we get three points in our home games and strive to get careless points on the road and before they know we are somewhere.”The league season is just about six-week-old and we still have about 32 games to go which is a quite number.”They shouldn’t lose their sleep except for their darling team been yet to make them happy the way they want this season.”Rangers are eighth on the league log with nine points from six matches, and they will travel to Umuahia to next face Abia Warriors on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgEverton in contact with Shakhtar Donetsk sports director José Botoby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarcel Brands is under pressure at Everton.With the Blues languishing at the wrong end of the table, the Dutch sports director is bearing the brunt of criticism.And TMW says Brands could yet be replaced.Everton have made contact with Shakhtar Donetsk sports director José Boto about a move to England.Talks are well underway with Boto, though it’s not been established whether he would join Everton to work with Brands or replace him. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgzoom A cyber attack has shut down IT systems across multiple sites and business units owned by Danish transport and logistics major A.P. Moller – Maersk, the company confirmed earlier today.APM Terminals is said to be among the hit business units, with 17 terminals being hacked, according to Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond.The terminals in question include two based in Rotterdam.Maersk said it was assessing the situation, putting “safety of our employees, our operations and customers’ business as our top priority.”More information on the matter is expected to follow.APM Terminals is yet to reply to World Maritime News seeking comment on the matter.The attack comes in the aftermath of Maersk’s digitalization moves aimed at “revolutionizing supply-chain management and global trade,” and saving tens of millions of dollars annually with the power of data.To remind, earlier this year Maersk teamed up with American technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Microsoft Corp. on digitalization.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgIn last night’s (Sept. 12) season finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the final three teams raced to Québec City, where a Roadblock had teams make their way to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, a scenic 272-foot waterfall which flows into the St. Lawrence River. One Racer from each team had to climb over the edge of the bridge and scale down a cargo net directly above the rushing water of the falls to collect their clue. Once the Racer grabbed the clue, they had to climb back up the cargo net before they could continue. Paul was the first to complete the Roadblock, followed closely by Ryan, and then Korey, who struggled to make his way back up the cargo net.Teams then made their way to downtown Québec City to find their next clue. After choosing a bike rickshaw, one Racer had to navigate the rickshaw through the busy streets, while the other Racer was giving them directions over a walkie-talkie. The Racer on the bike rickshaw had to pick up three passengers and take them to specific locations, picking up coloured tickets along the way. Once they had collected all three of their tickets, they had to find their way back to their partner, to receive their next clue.Racers were then directed to Carnaval Warehouse, where teams had to search for the Bonhomme Carnaval, Québec’s proud symbol of winter. In the massive warehouse, Racers had to search through hundreds of Bonhommes, big and small, with only three Bonhommes holding their next clue, a box of chocolate. Teams then travelled to Erico’s Chocolate Shop to switch their box of chocolate for their next clue.Racers then made their way to Observatoire de la Capital, Québec City’s tallest building with 360 degree views of the entire upper and lower towns, two mountain ranges, and the St. Lawrence River. One Racer had to complete a vertical walk up the side of the building, and then search the city below to locate a flag. Once spotted, teams raced to the flag to find their next challenge. Kenneth spotted the wrong flag, and had to complete the vertical climb twice, pushing them to the back of the pack.Once teams raced to the proper flag they found themselves at the Morrin Centre, built in 1712, and named for Québec City’s first Mayor, Dr. Joseph Morrin. In the final 150 Challenge of the season, teams had to complete a large puzzle of Canada, and properly label all of the 150 Challenge’s they completed throughout the Race. Once their puzzle was completed, and they had correctly identified all of their 150 Challenges, they received their final clue. While Kenneth and Ryan were the last to arrive, they were the first team to complete the puzzle but struggled with labeling the correct 150 Challenges. Sam and Paul were the first team to correctly identify and label the 150 Challenges, and received their last clue, directing them to the final Pit Stop – Le Parc-des-Ancêtres. The dating couple raced to the mat to find host Jon Montgomery and were the first team to arrive, winning Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.Last night’s (Sept. 12) episode encores Saturday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV.For more on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for exclusive content, including team videos, bios, full episodes, and extras including the immersive VR360 experiences that take fans inside some of the toughest challenges of the season.Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA welcomes back returning partner Chevrolet, which has been with the series for all five seasons, and BMO, which enters its third consecutive season as a partner. New partners this year are Sinorama, Canadian Tire’s Woods brand, and Campbell’s.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: @CTV_Television@AmazingRaceCDA#AmazingRaceCanada  Facebook:Facebook.com/ctvFacebook.com/AmazingRaceCDAInstagram:@CTV_Television@amazingracecdaRacer Social Media Accounts:Korey – Twitter: @koachkore | Instagram: @koachkoreIvana – Twitter: @ivana_krunic | Instagram: @ivanaBodyFiTiKSam –Twitter: @slamchop1 | Instagram: @slamchopPaul – Twitter: @pmitskop | Instagram: @paulmitsKenneth – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @kenneth.mcalpineRyan – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @ryangiverAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2017 – After racing through four countries, six provinces, 17 cities, and over 50,000 kilometres, dating couple Sam and Paul have won Season 5 of CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Following a nail-biting fight to the finish line in Québec City, Sam and Paul were the first team to meet host Jon Montgomery at the final Pit Stop at Le Parc-des-Ancêtres, taking home $250,000 in cash, a once in a lifetime trip for two around the world, and a Next Generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox True North Edition for each of them. In this final leg, with everything on the line, Sam and Paul beat out fellow finalists Kenneth and Ryan and Korey and Ivana.“This is the most amazing thing, we’ve met so many amazing people, and the fact that I got to do it with Paul, and that we’re here. It’s just been the most amazing experience of our lives, and we are so thankful, and so grateful,” said Sam.“This Race really has changed my life,” added Paul, “Even six months ago I didn’t want to tell people I was gay. I told my family and friends, but just being in front of all of these people, and being able to show that this is my boyfriend, the man I am in-love with… I feel liberated, it’s the best feeling.” Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC)The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Debt rating agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., citing problems at a Chilean mining project, damaged business relations with Saudi Arabia and criminal charges against the beleaguered engineering giant.The agency says a pair of slashed profit forecasts from SNC-Lavalin in the past three weeks — which first halved the per-share earnings target and then cut it again by more than 40 per cent — will make for a higher debt ratio.The downgrade to BBB- from BBB notes the Montreal-based company has halted all bidding on future mining projects following a dispute with Chile’s state-owned copper mining company Codelco, now entering arbitration.Standard & Poor’s says SNC-Lavalin’s growth prospects for oil and gas have “deteriorated” as the diplomatic feud continues between Canada and Saudi Arabia.The agency also highlighted the prospect of a ban of up to 10 years on contracts with the federal government in Canada.The ban is one possible outcome that could flow from a conviction on fraud and corruption charges stemming from alleged dealings with the Libyan regime under Moammar Gadhafi between 2001 and 2011.The downgrade came after the federal ethics commissioner launched an investigation into allegations the Prime Minister’s Office put pressure on former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the company avoid a criminal prosecution. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied directing Wilson-Raybould on the matter. read more

20 September 2010The General Assembly President today urged countries, donors, civil society and the private sector to cooperate more closely to defeat poverty, hunger and disease, underscoring that a global partnership is key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In his address to the opening of the General Assembly’s High-Level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs, Mr. Deiss stressed that the international community has a moral duty to care about the well-being of its weakest members.He called on the nearly 140 heads of State and government taking part in the three-day meeting to send “a strong message about our will to achieve” the MDGs by their target date of 2015.“We must do it, we want to do it and we can do it,” Mr. Deiss said. “We do not have the right to fail. The eyes of the world are upon us.”Data shows that “real progress” has been made towards some of the MDGs since they were formulated at a UN summit in 2000, with poverty declining substantially in overall terms in the past two decades.“But we are lagging behind in some regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa. And we are also falling short in some areas, especially with regard to eradicating hunger, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Additional efforts are needed.”Mr. Deiss said the global financial crisis that began in 2008 had undermined progress towards the MDGs in many countries, but he emphasized that the preceding years of strong economic growth indicated the underlying potential of the world economy.“We must be confident; we have the know-how and the resources to succeed, and we can do it. But that requires commitment from the donors and commitment from the beneficiaries, leading to a genuine partnership. This partnership must also include civil society and the private sector. If we want to succeed, we have to do it together.”World leaders and other senior government officials are addressing the high-level meeting over the next three days and also holding round-table discussions to examine how they can focus their efforts over the next five years to try to reach the Goals.The head of the UN agency that promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy called for several urgent policy changes and actions to achieve the MDGs, including a significant increase in public investment, greater agricultural production in countries where food insecurity is still a perennial problem and the mobilization of private domestic resources to raise long-term productive investment.UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said official development aid must also rise and greater attention must be paid to inequality, which has been rising globally. He cited rural development in his own country, Thailand, which had helped bring millions of people out of poverty and projections that similar policies elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region could lift 200 million people out of poverty.“Lack of productive investment and the persistence of employment in low-productivity activities have kept incomes low and restricted economic diversification in many developing countries,” he said.UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) President Hamidon Ali called for a stronger role for the body in monitoring commitments and accountability, by both developed and developing countries. “I hope that this role will become the central pillar for the Council in the years ahead,” he said.The president of the preceding General Assembly and co-chair of the current high-level plenary meeting on the MDGs, Ali Treki, said that with just five years left much progress had been made, with many more children in school and health care reaching some of the poorest and most vulnerable. But he stressed that much more needs to be done.“Let us be frank and acknowledge that whatever we say or agree in the coming days are only words unless in the poorest countries and poorest communities the poor start to see improvements in their lives,” he added. read more

“The future of an entire generation hangs in the balance,” Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told the pledging conference hosted by the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.“If we do not respond, the consequences will reverberate for years. We will be asked how we stood by and watched a generation die, how we allowed a crisis to become a catastrophe, when we could have stopped it.”She noted that communities had already been shattered and a generation of orphans would bear the scars of hunger for the rest of their lives.Ms. Migiro stressed the multiple facets of the crisis, including public health, with disease, including cholera and measles, threatening to spread throughout Mogadishu, the capital, and beyond. “We must do everything to ensure that affected communities have enough clean water, medicine and hygiene supplies to stop it spreading further,” she said.“This is also a protection crisis, where women face the threat of rape in overcrowded camps, where orphaned children are lost and scared, with no sense of future, where refugees are being preyed upon by armed gangs and bandits during their long walk to safety.”It is also a crisis of livelihoods, with thousands of households having sold their assets to keep themselves alive. “Pastoralists have lost their livestock: they will only be able to survive future environmental or economic shocks if they can rebuild their resilience,” she added.Ms. Migiro emphasized the urgent need for the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in the war-torn and faction-riven country to take up these challenges to assist and deliver food relief and basic services in areas that it controls, and for the international community to fully support the TFG so that it can exercise its responsibilities to protect civilians. She also highlighted the need to build long-term sustainability and resilience so that future shortages can be averted by taking appropriate agricultural steps to end the cycle of recurring crises.She called on the TFG to step up its own outreach and reconciliation efforts to build sustainable peace in a country that has not had a functioning central government for past two decades, during which internecine fighting spawned by warlords and Islamic militants has killed countless thousands of people and driven 1.4 million others from their homes.The TFG, supported by the 6,200-strong UN-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), recently expanded its control over Mogadishu after Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents withdrew from nearly all the city. Earlier this month Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Augustine Mahiga called for greater international aid to enable the Government to move into the country’s south, which is still controlled by Al-Shabaab.Ms. Migiro noted that while the situation outside Somalia is not expected to reach famine proportions, millions of people are also struggling to survive in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti, after the worst drought in decades.“The suffering is real and widespread and we cannot afford to lose the momentum for action,” she said, noting that Kenyans and Ethiopians, even while confronting their own difficulties, are also hosting hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees, who have fled conflict and famine and now live in vast camps.The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that efforts to keep farmers and pastoralists on their feet, prevent the crisis from worsening and speed progress toward recovery are not being adequately funded.Support for activities outlined in FAO’s “Road map for Recovery” – a $161 million package designed to restore livelihoods and build the resilience of populations in the face of climate and other shocks – has so far been insufficient, with only $57.3 million paid up or in the pipeline to date, the agency said in a news release.It noted that high cereal prices continue in the Horn of Africa, as cereal supply is declining and will not be replenished until the year’s end, provided there is adequate rainfall. Livestock conditions continue to deteriorate, and the increasing burden of accumulated debts continues to erode both urban and rural households’ ability to purchase food.“We have the know-how, including frameworks, institutions, technology and human capacities to eradicate famine from the Horn of Africa, but we lack predictable resource flows to achieve that outcome,” states a document prepared for the Addis Abba meeting by the AU in collaboration with the three Rome-based UN food agencies – FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP). 25 August 2011African leaders convened a fund-raising conference today for famine-wracked Somalia, where tens of thousands of people have already died and 3.2 million are on the brink of starvation, with a top United Nations official warning that the crisis stretches far beyond hunger to issues of health, protection and livelihood. read more

“The discussions so far have been successful. We are waiting for the date to sign the collective agreement,” he said. However, RPCs say they cannot afford to pay Rs. 1,000 and need tax concessions if they are to even consider Rs. 1,000.The Ceylon Planters’ Society, which represents the planters, said that the situation, as is stands, is a no-win situation. Secretary General of the Ceylon Planters’ Society Malcolm Dias told The Sunday Morning that unless the Government intervenes and provides some sort of assistance, the matter cannot be resolved.Dias said that the Government can offer some form of tax concessions to the plantation companies to reduce the burden on them in order for them to consider Rs. 1,000 for the plantation workers.“I don’t think Regional Plantation Companies can afford it right now. One way to solve this is if this is connected to productivity. But the unions are refusing to agree,” he said. Hayleys Plantations Managing Director Roshan Rajadurai told The Sunday Morning that the issue plantation companies have is that they can only pay wages from the revenue they make. He said the Treasury Secretary is also having talks with the Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) to reach an agreement. While some newly-appointed ministers have insisted that talks to reach an agreement with plantation companies to pay Rs. 1,000 to estate workers have been “successful”, plantation companies continue to stand their ground saying they cannot afford to pay so much and are pushing for a productivity-based wage model, The Sunday Morning reported.State Minister of Plantation Industries Suresh Vadivel told The Sunday Morning that discussions were held with the Treasury Secretary last week on the instructions of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. read more

The Secretary-General “welcomes” the trilateral meeting and their cooperation for “the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” said his Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, in a statement issued on Thursday.“The Secretary-General hopes that the joint resolve of the countries in Northeast Asia will strengthen the path to achieve lasting peace and prosperity in this region,” added the Spokesperson.According to media reports, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in, met in the Japanese capital Wednesday and agreed that the Northeast Asian neighbors will cooperate on ending North Korea’s nuclear program and promoting free trade.This trilateral meeting followed the bilateral summit on 27 April between the leaders of ROK and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in which they agreed on measures toward lasting peace on the Peninsula.Those agreements set out in Panmunjom Declaration include realizing the common goal of “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” and pursuing talks to declare an official end to the Korean War, which devastated the Peninsula, beginning in June 1950.An armistice brought about a ceasefire in 1953, but the conflict never officially ended because the parties failed to reach agreement over a formal peace treaty.Meanwhile, United States President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will meet DPRK leader Kim Jong Un on 12 June in Singapore. read more

first_imgSt Ives, along with much of Devon and Cornwall will be busy as motorists take to the roads this weekend In the south east, the M25 between Gatwick and the M1, the A23/M23 to Brighton, the A34 and M3 south and south-west, the A47 Swaffham to Great Yarmouth and the  A11 Thetford to Norwich are all congestion hotspots. Further north, the M55 between Preston and Blackpool, the A14 between the Midlands and the east coast, the A590/A591 between the M6 and the Lake District, the A66 between the M6 and the coast and the M53 between Liverpool and Chester are all likely to be extremely busy.Highway England’s chief executive Jim O’Sullivan advised drivers to check their vehicles to avoid basic mechanical problems.He said: “I want all drivers to arrive at their destinations safely during the summer holidays. We are urging motorists to make sure they are ready to go on their journeys by checking their fuel, tyres and oil. With a few simple checks everyone will be safer.” The RAC said it expects 36.5 million “leisure” journeys in the first fortnight of the school holidays.It said drivers would experience “customary chaos” and warned of traffic hotspots on motorways to popular destinations. Traffic jams are expected on popular routes as the summer getaway begins this weekend Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis added: “The very much-needed family summer holiday might begin stressfully as long tailbacks are inevitable, particularly in the South West on the M5 which is the main conduit to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall.”If you are one vehicle in the 3.4 million making a leisure journey on Saturday, a healthy dose of patience is going to be required.”Mr Dennis advised drivers to travel very early in the morning or late in the evening, but accepted this will not be possible for many people.He warned that major tourist routes will remain steadily busy through the coming six week school holiday period.The RAC predicted that congestion hotspots will include some of the major routes to the south west and south coast as well as those leading to the Lake District, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.In the south west, It warned of potential gridlock on the M5 Almondsbury Interchange and from Bristol to Taunton, the  A30 and A38 Exeter to Cornwall, the A303 Andover to Ilminster and the M4 between Cardiff and Swansea. St Ives, along with much of Devon and Cornwall will be busy as motorists take to the roads this weekendCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty The nine million motorists expected to take to the roads this weekend have been warned they will need a “healthy dose of patience” as the big summer getaway coincides with a raft of roadworks.More than 250 sets of roadworks are in place on major routes up and down the country and are likely to mark a “stressful” start to the holidays, causing tailbacks of at least half an hour.Despite the predicted problems, Highways England will not be suspending the works as it is not a bank holiday. It said much of the work will take place overnight to minimise disruption but lanes will still be closed and speed restrictions will remain in place.Congestion is likely to cause problems on Friday evening as some 2.5 million families make an early dash for their holidays after school, vying for space with regular commuters.But the busiest period is expected to be on Saturday between 11am and 4pm, with an estimated 3.4 million journeys being made. Sunday will be similarly busy. Traffic jams are expected on popular routes as the summer getaway begins this weekendCredit:Haydn West/PAlast_img read more

Regional Tender Board member Zamal HussainThe Region Six Administration had reportedly spent $2 million in seven days to transport school children from the region to Georgetown for rehearsals and Independence Day flag-raising ceremony.This disclosure was made to the Region Six RDC by Zamal Hussain, a member of the Regional Tender Board (RTB), who explained that the Board was made aware of this huge sum spent only after the money had already been spent.A document seen by this publication indicated that two million and eighty thousand dollars ($2,080,000) were paid a particular person for transporting children from Berbice High School to Georgetown between May 17 and 24.The funds came from the Education Department’s budget, and were not budgeted for when the 2018 budget was prepared.Other spendingThe RTB’s Hussain said he enquired from the Regional Educational Officer about the spending, and was told that it is a policy of the Education Ministry to have Cadet Corps attend training in Georgetown for the Independence celebrations.“We at the Education Committee did not see anything in writing. I am puzzled to find out how we can get the Minister of Education to direct the Region to spend $2 million to hire buses to take students to Georgetown,” Hussain said.Regional Chairman David Armogan advised that the Education Minister should write the regional administration to justify the $2 million spending. “So that we know that it is done by an instruction of the Minister of Education, and not by discretion excised by anyone in the (Region 6) Administration.”Also commenting on the issue, Regional Vice Chairman Dennis De Roop questioned the process of hiring the buses. He noted that a large sum of money has been expended, and opined that even if the administration had to hire buses, the process should be transparent.“How many buses were hired, and what is the cost? A proper procurement transaction should have been carried out. They should have gotten quotations, and all that paperwork should have been done before the activity. You can’t utilise the buses and do the business and then after bring the documents to the Tender Board,” DeRoop noted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVaccination of Berbice pupils… School, medical officials guilty of breaching protocol – probeMarch 9, 2019Similar postRegion Six health system in a crisis – AFC CouncillorMarch 8, 2019In “Health”President’s Berbice visit greeted with protestJanuary 13, 2018In “latest news” read more

first_imgTNG has signed up SMS Group to carry out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of its Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory of Australia.The mandate for the contract encompasses the Mount Peake concentrator, the TIVAN® processing plant and all associated plant and equipment.The two companies have been working together on the TIVAN process for some time. The process, developed by the two companies and Perth, Australia-based metallurgical consultants METS and the CSIRO, has been primarily designed for hydro-metallurgical extraction of vanadium, preferably as vanadium pentoxide, from a titano-magnetite orebody and also for separating the titanium and iron, preferably as ferric oxide and titanium dioxide.The process has undergone more than six years of development including several successful pilot plant test stages, and is designed to use conventional and existing equipment currently used in extractive resources, TNG says.In addition to the FEED contract for the process, plant and equipment, SMS’ scope will include providing a proposal for full procurement and construction, including the balance of plant and equipment to be provided on a turnkey, single-source, fixed price EPC basis.Under the contract, SMS will now design and engineer the entire processing flowsheet for Mount Peake, which includes the concentrator, where magnetite concentrate is to be produced, and the downstream processing plant, where three high-purity products – vanadium pentoxide, titanium dioxide and iron oxide – will be produced.Interestingly, SMS has agreed to provide to TNG production quantity, production rate and production quality guarantees, elements TNG Managing Director Paul Burton (pictured, left) said would significantly “de-risk” the project.SMS’s responsible Managing Director Herbert Weissenbaeck (pictured, right) said the agreement was the logical next step in the development of TIVAN and Mount Peake – “which together have the potential to essentially disrupt the TiO2 pigment and vanadium space”.The downstream processing plant will use TNG’s 100%-owned TIVAN process. The scope of work for the plant will include a titanium pigment plant – to be developed in collaboration with its nominated sub-contractor Ti-Cons.An updated definitive feasibility study on Mount Peake from 2017 envisaged pre-production capex of A$853 million ($617 million) for a 3 Mt/y project ramping up to 6 Mt/y in year five. This would see 24.3 Mt of magnetic concentrate turned into 10.6 Mt iron oxide and 243,000 t of vanadium oxide.last_img read more

SEHASEHA league SEHA (South Eastern Handball Association) has a problem at the very beginning of the project called “SEHA League”, who has to be consisted of the teams from Ex-Yugoslavia countries and Tatran Presov from Slovakia. After meeting in Zagreb is announced that marketing agency, Digitel didn’t find a General sponsorship for the first part of the season and that means that teams have to cover all the costs of accomodation and travel.That can be a serious problem for some teams with weak financial situation. League is planned to begin at 10th September. The biggest favorite for the title is C.O Zagreb. ← Previous Story 11.000 BSV’s fans waiting BM Atletico Madrid for EHF CL’s clash Next Story → Irfan Smajlagic resigns – Bosna Sarajevo looking for a new coach read more

first_imgRockstar confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V would be released in Spring 2013 just a few days ago with further official details expected this month. However, it looks as if the flood gates are beginning to open as retailers are starting to leak details about the game.First up is the pre-order swag you can expect to get. The items on offer include a poster and an image viewer. Along with the image viewer you get 5 images, which reveal 5 locations from the game. They are Del Perro Pier, Grapeseed, Zancudo River, Vinewood Hills, and Vespucci Canals.The image viewer looks to have a chain allowing you to attached it to a key ring if you so wish. The cards it uses come in their own GTA V-branded box. Pre-orders aren’t officially open yet, but receipts are appearing suggesting some retailers are already accepting partial payment to secure a copy and the pre-order swag.The items on offer appear to be just for pre-ordering the standard version of the game. I’d be surprised not to see a collector’s and/or deluxe edition with better GTA-branded items included.Full details about GTA V are set to appear in Game Informer magazine next week. By then, the leaks may have already revealed most of what the magazine has to offer.Although the game is only confirmed as a Spring release, it’s expected Rockstar and Take Two will release it before the end of March. If that’s the case, expect any big game releases around the same time to have their launch date changed. No one wants to release at the same time as a GTA game.More at GTAgaming [1][2]last_img read more

first_imgLa taxe sur la publicité en ligne enterrée par l’Assemblée nationaleLa taxe sur la publicité en ligne, souvent surnommée taxe Google, a été supprimée par l’Assemblée nationale. Les députés ont en effet voté pour cette annulation à laquelle le ministre chargé de l’Économie numérique Eric Besson s’était montré favorable.La taxe sur la publicité en ligne devait entrer en vigueur dès le mois de juillet prochain. Surnommée à tort “taxe Google”, elle devait consister en une ponction à hauteur de 1% sur le chiffre d’affaires de la publicité sur Internet. Mais un amendement déposé fin mai par la députée UMP Laure de La Raudière, qui visait la suppression de cette taxe, a été adopté en très petit comité par l’Assemblée nationale, rapporte ZDNet. Pour la députée dont l’amendement doit encore être examiné par le Sénat, le projet était une “fausse bonne idée”. À lire aussiUne incroyable intelligence artificielle donne vie à la Joconde de Léonard de Vinci (Vidéo)Laure de La Raudière juge la taxe “contre-productive” puisqu’elle ne concerne que “tout preneur de services de publicité en ligne, assujetti à la TVA et établi en France”. La taxe n’aurait donc été versée que par les annonceurs établis en France, laissant courir le risque d’une délocalisation, et n’atteignant pas les entreprises à l’origine visées, comme Google, eBay ou Amazon. La suppression de la taxe était soutenue par le ministre de l’Economie Numérique Eric Besson. Interrogé à ce sujet le 24 mai dernier sur Canal +, il avait en effet déclaré espérer que l’entrée en vigueur de la taxe le 1er juillet serait annulée.L’IAB France, un organisme réunissant des acteurs de la publicité, a tenu à saluer le vote de l’Assemblée nationale. “C’est un signal fort envoyé à l’industrie digitale”, déclare en effet son président Jérôme de Labriffe dans un communiqué. Cette décision est “la preuve tangible que la croissance du secteur du digital est une priorité pour les pouvoirs publics”, se félicite-t-il.Le 14 juin 2011 à 19:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgFlipboard se dote d’une version françaiseDans une interview donnée au Journal du Net, le PDG de Flipboard explique les spécificités de la version française qui sort aujourd’hui et dévoile le buisness model autour de son logiciel, agrégateur de contenu pour iPad et iPhone.Flipboard a déjà été téléchargé 8 millions de fois. Sa formule est donc un succès: agréger les contenus choisis par les utilisateurs et les présenter sous la forme d’un magazine doté de pages virtuelles à tourner.Le PDG et créateur de Flipboard, Mike McCue, a participé à l’aventure Netscape dans les années 90 et suit les évolutions du web depuis. “Au cours d’un voyage en avion courant 2009, alors que je lisais plusieurs magazines, que je me suis demandé pourquoi le contenu web avait aussi peu évolué et pourquoi il était aussi, disons-le franchement, moche en comparaison du papier”. Il imagine alors un magazine web plus proche du papier, avec la sensation de tourner des pages. Une des clefs du succès de Flipboard réside, pour lui, dans son développement pour iPad. Ainsi chaque version est adaptée à la machine, comme pour l’iPhone sur lequel le défilement est vertical. La France fait partie du top 5 des pays qui téléchargent Flipboard. Pour McCue, cela vient principalement du fait que les Français sont friands de visuels et de réseaux sociaux. Notre pays sera ainsi le second pays au monde, après la Chine, à bénéficier d’une version locale. Cette version française dispose d’une interface entièrement traduite et d’un guide parmi une sélection de blogs et de sources de contenus français. Par ailleurs, la une agrège tous les contenus de vos réseaux : “Vous n’êtes ainsi plus votre seul curateur, vos amis le sont également pour vous”, explique McCue. Petit à petit, l’application apprend de mieux en mieux à connaître les goûts de son utilisateur.À lire aussiPinterest, dinosaure et NASA, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 25 févrierLe buisness model de Flipboard repose sur 65 partenaires qui les rémunèrent pour générer du trafic vers leurs sites. Ils proposent également des publicités, dont des pleines pages “comme sur le papier”. En France, pour l’instant, leur seul partenaire pub est Grazia, magazine féminin dont la richesse visuelle n’est plus à prouver. Près de 2 milliards de pages sont “flippées” chaque mois grâce à l’application de Mike McCue.Le 4 mars 2012 à 20:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – Drugs and guns are being smuggled out of Haiti and into The Bahamas without a doubt and a major drug bust in Inagua last weekend further confirms the worst, as the interdiction netted a huge find of nearly $2m in cocaine with five Haitians arrested.   Today those men, who were taken into custody after a search of their vessel exposed 106 packets of the illegal drug, are locked up at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.    So far, one of the men, 47 year old Dones Benjamins of Cap Haitian has entered a guilty plea when he appeared in court last week Thursday.   Benjamins was sentenced to five years.The four co-accused are not so ready to admit to any guilt; they say they are not guilty and will face trial in February.   The names revealed at the arraignment are: Walter Gustave, Marc Evens Belfort, Ifrandieu Clermonvil and Vickson Polydor; all from Haiti, and say they did not know the captain was trafficking the narcotics.The Bahamas DEU and US Drug Enforcement Agency said it was intel which led them to search the freighter, though the men had already cleared immigration.   A sealed compartment stored 43 packages of cocaine; another sealed compartment which was opened with a blow torch by investigators held another 63 packages of cocaine.   The street value of the drugs is said to be over $1.7m.  Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes sentenced Benjamins to five years for conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with intent to supply, three years for conspiracy to import dangerous drugs, five years for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and three years for importation of dangerous drugs.The sentences are to run concurrently.  Still unreported is where this 273 pounds of cocaine was headed, or to whom.#MagneticMediaNews#majordrugbustinInagau#DonesBenjaminsgetsfiveyearsimprisonmentPhoto credit: The Tribune Related Items:#DonesBenjaminsgetsfiveyearsimprisonment, #magneticmedianews, #majordrugbustinInagaulast_img read more

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Donald Trump, Immigration FacebookTwitter August 9, 2019 Crews at the US-Mexico border placed the final panel in the primary border wall project Friday.The acting Chief of @CBPSanDiego, Agent Kathleen Scudder, delivered opening remarks as workers placed the last panel.Story: https://t.co/eBDqyvOrq4 pic.twitter.com/uLCzcnQiZl— KUSI News (@KUSINews) August 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:50 PM Posted: August 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOTAY MESA (KUSI) – Crews at the US-Mexico border placed the final panel in the primary border wall project Friday.The acting Chief of the San Diego Sector Border Patrol, Agent Kathleen Scudder, delivered opening remarks as workers placed the last panel.The project was started by the Trump administration in 2017.The Border Patrol is touting the increased situational awareness this will give their agents and the height of the new section of the border wall.Agent Kathleen Scudder also said she expects this to be more of a deterrent than the previous model. Crews install final panel of new primary border wall projectlast_img read more