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New Modi govt to focus on BIMSTEC countries now

first_imgNew Delhi: Utilising the opportunity of the presence of leaders from South and South East Asian nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again will push for making BIMSTEC group of countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal more meaningful than the previous time.As India-Pakistan bilateral relation has become a major roadblock for making SAARC a success, India is now trying to give more impetus to this grouping where Pakistan is not a member. Despite the hectic schedule of hosting heads of BIMSTEC nations, Modi finds a special time for visiting dignitaries for bilateral talks and special attention is being given to Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and the Prime Minister himself will meet him for a bilateral talk in Hyderabad House on 31st May. Incidentally, BIMSTEC Secretariat is situated in Dhaka and Bangladesh was asking for more human resources for the Secretariat. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCModi had invited his Bangladesh counterpart for the swearing-in ceremony, however, Sheik Hasina won’t be able to attend the ceremony as she would be travelling to three nations tour which was prescheduled much before the date of swearing in ceremony was announced. Earlier, Hasina had sent a proposal to South Block to meet PM Modi on her way back from Finland on 8th June, however, after knowing that Prime Minister Modi would be travelling to the Maldives on the same day, Hasina decided to send President of that country for this ceremony. This implies how both the countries give importance to their bilateral relationship. Both the countries already enjoy a relationship which is termed as “beyond the strategic partnership.’ Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsBangladesh President is reaching here on Wednesday evening with a large delegation of Ministers and MPs for this occasion. Other leaders will be coming from Thursday early morning till late afternoon. Last to come is Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli in the afternoon. Before that Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth will arrive in the morning followed by Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Shering. Thailand would be sending its special envoy Grisada Boonarch as Thailand new Prime Minister is taking oath at the same time. Then U Win Myint, President of Myanmar, Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of Kyrgyz will be reaching one after another. On his second term, PM Modi wants to give a boost to the Act East Policy by implementing the much-awaited connectivity project which will, in turn, give results for robust economic activity. During the Lok Sabha polls Indian Government already approved the 150-metre long 4-lane bridge that would connect Tripura with Chittagong port in Bangladesh, which is only 70 km away from the Indo-Bangla border, and play an important role in the proposed economic corridor through India-Bangladesh-China and Myanmar. Indian officials clarified that it’s not included in China’s Belt and Road Initiative projects. The government has approved Tripura government’s proposal to set up a second integrated Check post in the state to build better trade, commerce and bilateral relations with neighbouring Bangladesh. Recently, India’s High Commissioner Riva Das Ganguly visited Agartala and discussed with Tripura Chief Minister Biplob Dev about this project. The decision came during an Inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Secretary of Border Management of the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi. The project would be implemented by Land Port Authority of India in the lines of Akhaura Integrated Check post which was set up in 2013. For the past few years, efforts to provide access of Chittagong Port to Northeast Indian states picked momentum. Meanwhile, a bridge is being built on River Feni, which divides India and Bangladesh on the southernmost tip of Tripura with an estimated expenditure of Rs 73 crore.last_img read more

Be vigilant More reports of Halloween candy tampering emerge in Nova Scotia

first_imgHALIFAX – Police in Halifax are investigating two separate cases of straight pins being found in Halloween chocolate bars, adding to a number of candy-tampering incidents across the region.Investigators said Wednesday officers were called to a home in Dartmouth last Wednesday after a parent found a straight pin inserted inside the wrapper of a chocolate bar.The next day, a 14-year-old girl was going through her Halloween candy when she also found a straight pin inserted inside the wrapper of a chocolate bar, police said.The children in those incidents had been trick-or-treating in the Crichton Park area and on Russell Street, Wyse Road and Victoria Road in Dartmouth.“The Forensic Identification Section will examine the candy bars for any evidence and continue with the investigations,” Halifax police said in a release Wednesday.“Police encourage parents and children to be vigilant in continuing to check all Halloween candy gathered and to report any incidents of candy tampering to police.”Candy-tampering incidents have also been reported in Timberlea, Eastern Passage and Kings County — and involved needles, a piece of metal, and a paper clip.“Nova Scotia RCMP continues to ask parents and caregivers to inspect treats that children have received this past Halloween. If you find a treat you feel has been tampered with, please contact your nearest detachment and keep the treat as evidence for the investigator,” RCMP said Tuesday.Meanwhile police in Fredericton and Bathurst, N.B., also reported foreign objects being found in Halloween candy in those cities.Ontario police forces have also reported multiple cases of tainted candy this year.In the Waterloo region, police said Friday that an 11-year-old Cambridge, Ont., girl underwent surgery after eating a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that contained a metal object.last_img read more

Ontarios pushback against Buy American a lastditch election ploy Tories

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s plan to introduce legislation allowing retaliation against states that adopt Buy American policies is coming under fire from the Opposition, who says it’s nothing but a “last-ditch election ploy” from the governing Liberals.Vic Fedeli, the Progressive Conservatives’ interim leader, says the Liberals are responsible for the province losing its competitive advantage and their latest plan is just an attempt to deflect the blame.He says it’s a reckless move, particularly at a critical time in the negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Tuesday night that her cabinet would table a bill that would reduce procurement opportunities for states that adopt Buy American provisions by allowing provincial officials to write regulations targeting individual states.Wynne, who was in Washington, said the size of each punishment will be proportional to the size of the Buy American exclusion to avoid setting off escalating reprisals.She said the move was inspired by a recent infrastructure bill from the state of New York.last_img read more

In Nunavut the polar bear is more than whats on a pop

first_imgAPTN National NewsIs there an animal that gets more press than the polar bear?From advertising to environmental groups, the polar bear is a tried and true marketing tool.In Nunavut, these animals aren’t seen in quite the same light.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img

Promoting the rule of law central to UNs mission says Migiro

“The principle that everyone – from the individual right up to the State itself – is accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, is a driving force behind much of the UN’s work,” Ms. Migiro told delegates in the General Assembly’s legal group, also known as the Sixth Committee.Respect by States for the rule of international law is crucial to the maintenance of international peace and security, to the peaceful settlement of disputes, to the promotion and protection of human rights, and to sustainable development and prosperity, she said.This is equally true at the national level, she added, noting that respect for the rule of law is fundamental to achieving a durable peace in the aftermath of conflict, to the effective protection of human rights, and to sustained economic progress and development.She pointed to the large number of rule of law activities carried out by the UN system, as well as by non-UN actors, both governmental and non-governmental.“This is a crowded field where a lack of strategic planning and coordination has to date produced duplication and a less than optimal use of scarce financial resources,” she said, stressing the need to strategically plan rule of law activities in partnership with recipient States and coordinate their execution among all actors.It was to achieve coordination, and in response to calls made at the 2005 World Summit, that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established a Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group, which Ms. Migiro chairs and is supported by a small substantive Rule of Law Assistance Unit.Since the full range of rule of law issues can only be addressed collectively by the UN system, and not by any individual department or agency, the role of a central unit is essential to ensure that the UN assists Member States in the most coordinated and efficient manner possible, she said.The Unit, which is functioning on an interim basis, has started working with the various departments and agencies to develop a joint UN system work plan to reduce overlap and duplication, and is also working on developing UN system-wide guidance and best practices. It has also begun to develop partnerships with non-UN rule of law actors, both governmental and non-governmental, to maximize resources. 25 October 2007Advancing the rule of law at both the national and international levels is at the very heart of the United Nations’ mission, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today, appealing to Member States to support the world body’s efforts in that regard. read more

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NFL draft Malik Hooker selected 15th overall by the Indianapolis Colts

Former OSU safety Malik Hooker (24) and redshirt freshman longsnapper Liam McCullough (49) high-five Buckeye fans after their 30-23 overtime victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on Oct. 15. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Indianapolis Colts selected former Ohio State safety Malik Hooker with the 15th pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.The former Buckeyes playmaking safety started just one year in scarlet and gray, but took full advantage of the opportunity in OSU’s defensive backfield, becoming an Associated Press first-team All-American.Midway through the second quarter during his first start in college against Bowling Green on Sept. 3, 2016, Hooker sped from his position in the center of the field, leapt, and miraculously tipped the ball into his lap as he fell. One quarter later, he snagged his second errant Bowling Green pass of the day.The next game, against Tulsa, he picked off a pass and returned it 26 yards for his first career touchdown. By the end of the season, Hooker had racked up a Big Ten-high seven interceptions, returning three for touchdowns, tying a school record. The 6-foot-1-inch, 206-pound safety scored his final touchdown as a Buckeye — a 16-yard interception return — in the second quarter of OSU’s 30-27 double overtime win against Michigan. Only later did he reveal that he suffered injuries against the Wolverines necessitating hip labrum and sports hernia surgeries.Due to the former OSU defensive back recovering from surgery, Hooker did not participate in drills at the NFL combine or join his teammates in drills at the Buckeyes’ pro day. Instead, he watched his former teammates, including cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley, participate in workouts from afar. Despite the injuries suffered in OSU’s win against Michigan, he decided to play in the Fiesta Bowl against Clemson. Bright spots were hard to find in the Buckeyes’ scoreless performance, but Hooker did his best to keep his team in the game as he had his final interception in college during the second quarter.At the combine, Hooker said he anticipates returning to the field for rookie camp with the Colts in July.He was the second-highest ranked safety in the draft, behind former LSU safety Jamal Adams, according to NFL.com’s Mike Mayock and ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Among all 2017 NFL draft prospects, the former OSU safety was ranked 13th, 11th and 10th by Mayock, Kiper Jr. and McShay, respectively.Entering the 2016 season as a first-year starter, the former three-star prospect from New Castle, Pennsylvania, had played racked up just 10 tackles in the 2015 season as a reserve after redshirting his first season in Columbus. After three years of development, Hooker was the second OSU player to hear his name called in the 2017 NFL draft after Marshon Lattimore was drafted with the 11th overall pick by the New Orleans Saints.Hooker racked up 74 tackles during the 2016 season. His high of 14 tackles came during OSU’s 24-20 win over Northwestern.The Colts last season were frequently victimized through the air last season, surrendering the sixth-most passing yards allowed (4200) and tied for the 10th-most passing touchdowns allowed (27). By adding Hooker, who was tied for third among Division I schools with seven interceptions and the most returned for a touchdown (three), the Colts are looking to improve their ball-hawking ability after they finished tied for second with the fewest interceptions in the NFL last season (eight).Hooker’s likely debut as a pro will come on Sept. 10 when the Colts travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams in the first week of the 2017 NFL season. read more

Football Wide receiver Cameron Brown signs with Ohio State

Ohio State picked up only its second wide receiver commitment of its 2018 class after Cameron Brown announced he had faxed in his letter of intent with the Buckeyes Wednesday afternoon.The four-star wide receiver had previously been committed to Nebraska, but flipped his commitment on Early Signing Day. He joins Kamryn Babb as the only wide receiver in Ohio State’s class, though L’Christian Smith is likely to become a wide receiver despite being listed as an athlete.The St. Louis native is ranked as the No. 339 recruit in the nation according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The rankings aggregator also has him pegged as the No. 58 recruit at his position and No. 6 in the state of Missouri.

Husband and wife team elected in the early hours of this morning

first_imgAS THE SAYING goes, the couple that runs together, stays together.Ok, it may not be an actual saying, but it’s appropriate in this case. A husband and wife team running for the Green Party were both elected to local authorities in Dublin overnight.Francis Duffy, a lecturer in DIT, was elected to South Dublin County Council in the Rathfarnham area just after 10.36pm last night.Meanwhile Catherine Martin, the Deputy Leader of the party and a secondary school teacher, had to wait until just after 5am today to have her election to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dundrum confirmed.The Green Party Twitter accounted tweeted these photographs of them at 5.19am, looking remarkably wide awake given the late (or early) hour. Aw. Source: Green Party/Twitter .@cathmartingreen & .@FNDuffy , the first husband and wife green councillors to be elected 🙂 #LE14 pic.twitter.com/mIdPtCLvv2— Green Party Ireland (@greenparty_ie) May 25, 2014center_img Read: Who is your new local councillor? Here’s a list of everyone elected so far > Read: What does Enda Kenny make of Fine Gael’s election performance so far?  >last_img read more

FECCA raises concerns about wage theft

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The issue of employment conditions of migrant workers was brought to the spotlight today by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA).The national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, weighed in on the issue, expressing concerns over the findings of a report, titled Wage Theft In Silence: Why Migrant Workers Do Not Recover Their Unpaid Wages in Australia. Authored by senior law lecturers Bassina Farbenblum, from the University of New South Wales, and Laurie Berg, from the University of Technology Sydney, the report follows a survey of 4,322 international students, backpackers and other temporary migrant workers, finding that almost one in three earned no more than $12 an hour or less, about half the casual minimum wage.In addition to that, one in four migrant workers expressed fears that their their immigration status would be impacted if they took action to reclaim wages, which is why they are reluctant to pursue it.“It is deeply concerning that so few of these workers took action to claim their correct wages, despite knowing that they were being underpaid,”said FECCA chairperson, Mary Patetsos. “Employers need to step up and do the right thing.”“FECCA believes there needs to be a better process for wage recovery, stronger support services and a guarantee that a worker’s visa will not be put at risk for reporting wage theft,” Ms Patetsos added.“It is unacceptable that people know they are being underpaid but are afraid to report it.”last_img read more

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Beyoncés Assistant

first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterTwitter Tests Subscribe-to-Replies Feature My own assistant just got fired on the very first question https://t.co/VrTrv8Y26k— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 23, 2019Your chances with Queen Bey may be spoiled. But Green Chyna is working on a new simulation thread: “Getting away with murder: DON’T GET CAUGHT.”“This one will be coming soon,” a Sunday tweet said. “If any of you guys know more than the average person about homicide please message me so I can make sure all the answers are as accurate as possible.”Who says Twitter isn’t trustworthy?More on Geek.com:Watch: Beyoncé and Donald Glover Sing Duet in New ‘The Lion King’ TV SpotBeyoncé’s Production Company Sued Over Website AccessibilityAmazon Alexa Now Lets You Choose Your Own Adventure Being Beyoncé’s assistant for the day: DONT GET FIRED THREAD pic.twitter.com/26ix05Hkhp— Green Chyna (@CORNYASSBITCH) June 23, 2019“It’s your first day on the job and Beyoncé is getting ready for a red carpet. What are you getting her for breakfast? Yogurt, granola, and strawberries or a five-star breakfast?” Green Chyna asks.As mouth-watering as those bacon strips and hashbrowns look…This is by far the easiest question of the lot. So answer healthy or just go home.Following the most important meal of Bey’s day, you’ll have to navigate the murky waters of FaceTiming with family, dealing with the paparazzi, locating lost items, and correctly lighting one of music’s top-selling artists.It won’t be easy. And it won’t always be fun. But it will be vital—to the world and your future.(I mean, imagine having to explain to your family, friends, and potential employers that Beyoncé fired you as her PA because you chose the wrong song to play in the car.)Like the classic CYOA stories of yore, it’s easy enough to simply rewind the narrative and try again (and again, and again).And you don’t even need to be a Beyoncé fan (unlike the creator, who claims the superstar “spat on my hand” in 2016) to enjoy the interactive experience. Though an intimate knowledge of Ms. Knowles may help inform some of your decisions. Think you have what it takes to be Beyoncé’s assistant?Test your skills with this hard-as-hail viral Twitter game.User Green Chyna (@CORNYASSBITCH) started the threat on Saturday, inviting people to play along and “Don’t get fired.”The choose-your-own-adventure-esque adventure is a roller coaster of emotions—from pride to embarrassment to elation. Stay on targetlast_img read more

2 cars involved in SWMD collision 1 airlifted to nearby hospital

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A two-car accident required a person to be airlifted, Thursday afternoon, in Southwest Miami-Dade.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the collision involved two cars, where one driver needed to be extricated from their vehicle and the other to be airlifted to a nearby hospital.7SkyForce HD was over the scene, at168th Avenue and 288th Street, where officials have closed the road in both directions.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

The Content Marketing Revolution

first_imgEach year the publishing world seems to become enamored with a new strategy that will redefine the industry. In 2011, that’s marketing services. Last month, Penton Media bought Washington, DC-based EyeTraffic Media, an online marketing firm, and in April is expected to announce a company-wide shift toward marketing services. “If you look at Outsell, they say 60 percent of a marketer’s internal spend is going to their Web site and that it’s the biggest pain point,” says Penton senior vice president of marketing services Kim Paulsen. “We want to help companies do a much better job of utilizing their Web sites with great content and understanding social media. Companies all say they need a Facebook page or a Twitter feed, but they’re not sure what to do with it.”Under the umbrella of marketing services comes “content marketing,” which really isn’t much different from custom publishing, it just sounds sexier (and more dotcom-friendly). “If you look at branded and custom content, it’s all the same,” says Joe Pulizzi, founder of content marketing specialists Junta42. “We decided to go with ‘content marketing’ because brands didn’t get ‘custom publishing’—they automatically thought book publishing or print. The idea is that marketers need to be publishers today. When you talk to a brand now, they get it right away.”While print still dominates the custom market ($24 billion was spent on print production and distribution in 2010, compared to $3.6 billion spent on other forms of content according to a new report from the Custom Content Council and ContentWise), three big factors are driving the content marketing boom today–social media, search engine optimization and lead generation. “You need unique content for any of those three to work well,” says Pulizzi. WATT Publishing sees dollars go to three particular areas online: ROI Integrated Marketing Programs (“After three long years of evangelizing measuring programs, we’re seeing traction,” says director of e-strategy and marketing Jeff Miller); virtual events; and custom programs/content creative that includes social networking and video. “We are providing a variety of new services including ‘ghost blogging’ and producing content intended to boost SEO,” Miller told FOLIO.A New Business ModelBut while publishers may have offered successful custom publishing services in the past, content marketing as a business can be radically different from traditional publishing, from the client relationship to pricing and sales cycles (which can last three to 18 months).”What I’ve seen happen is when a traditional publisher tries to do custom content, it often falls apart because the sales-time is much longer” says Mike Winkleman, president of custom publisher Leverage Media. “Conventional publishers haven’t figured out the compensation piece either. The rep says, ‘It’s 16 pages. Shouldn’t it all be advertising? Shouldn’t it be paid on that basis?’”Pulizzi agrees. “The mentality is different,” he adds. “You’re still working with publishers who ask, why wasn’t this a 6x ad program? I would imagine that people like that are still out there. But the economics are important. If you sell a $50,000 custom project, you’re probably making $20,000, and then you have to factor in commission. You have to look at the structure.”Economics are also different. “The margins with marketing services are slightly lower than traditional publishing,” Penton vice president of custom solutions Scott Bieda told FOLIO: last year. “But, it’s always going to be an up and down business-something like SEO services will be extremely profitable because it’s billing people for time and putting them on a monthly retainer. Some of the other services-like video-may not be as profitable but are still good businesses. They’re still healthy but at a slightly lower margin than traditional publishing because the costs are much higher. But slightly lower than traditional media is still a great margin.”Cam Bishop has worked both sides of the aisle as CEO of dedicated publisher Ascend Media, then acquiring Ascend’s custom and events groups (which generated in the “mid-teen millions” at time of purchase in 2009) to create Ascend Integrated Media.”I refer to us as a long form creative agency,” he says. “We do not own any brands so our interests are totally aligned with our clients. That fact is absolutely critical to understand in contrast to a publisher who is trying to provide marketing services. This is a different business and a very different mindset from publishing.”While content marketing may sound like a safe bet to advertising-dependent publishers, it’s not, according to Bishop. “In fact, I think publishers are starting to recognize that this custom content business is very different and can be expensive to launch with a pretty high risk of failure rate,” he adds. “In the last two weeks, I have been approached by two traditional publishers to possibly partner with them to provide marketing services for them.”Integrated Service or Separate Division?While publishers are taking a variety of different approaches to custom content, the smart ones are treating it as a separate group.”You have to put real services behind it,” says Pulizzi. “You can leverage existing resources at first to get started but you have to have a separate account executive similar to an agency model and a separate team that can focus on the brand.”PC World and Macworld have launched a separate group called Content Works with separate editorial and sales teams (services run the gamut from white papers and articles to videos and live events).Hanley Wood actually has two different groups dedicated to marketing services, including Hanley Wood Custom Solutions–focused on customers who are also advertisers–and Hanley Wood Marketing, which handles non-endemic clients.Last fall, UBM launched an integrated marketing services company called DeusM, which leverages “business social media” as its primary offering, creating specialized, proprietary communities for sponsors, which can also take advantage of broader social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. UBM has leveraged that approach to launch communities in Internet Evolution (sponsored by IBM), Enterprise Efficiency (sponsored by Dell) and EBN, which has multiple sponsors.Consumer publishers such as Hearst and Meredith are heavily involved in content marketing as well. Hearst’s iCrossing (the digital marketing agency Hearst bought for $325 million last year), offers the Content Lab, an initiative that brings together brands (such as Coca-Cola and Toyota), media companies and agencies to discuss producing multi-platform content. iCrossing is also launching the Live Media Studio, a physical organization that will execute programs developed in the Content Lab. “Bought, earned and owned are mechanics for how content is actually deployed, distributed and experienced,” says Adam Lavelle, chief strategy officer at iCrossing. “Building connected brands is really the driving theme and we do that in bought, earned and owned media. Content fuels all of that.”A Hyper-Competitive MarketPublishers will find themselves dueling with agencies as well as other publishers to land this business. “In 2007, this wasn’t on anybody’s radar at the agencies,” says Pulizzi. “Now there is hardly an agency that doesn’t have this as a core driver. I’ve never seen it as competitive as it is now and it’s only going to get worse.” So publishers, get your story ready. “Marketers won’t give you three seconds for your sales pitch but they’ll give you 30 minutes for a good story,” says Pulizzi. “You don’t need to convince marketing execs that they need to do this anymore, they’re asking how we do it, how we staff for it and how do we measure it.”last_img read more

In Our Communities

first_img ADC AUTHOR The Air Force is restructuring its KC-135 fleet to bring on more KC-46s, moving 12 of the tankers from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., to Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Air Force Magazine reported. The service recently announced the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild will receive the KC-135s beginning in fiscal 2020, a shift that will add 1,000 airmen and families to the base…The U.S. Navy is testing wells near Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., for possible toxic contamination after identifying several homes with contaminated water, WKRG News 5 recently reported. The water contamination, believed to be from firefighting foam, prompted Navy and health officials to hold a meeting with residents to make sure they understand their water test results…The Hawaii Department of Health has asked the U.S. Navy to move fuel tanks stored beneath Red Hill, Hawaii News Now reported last week. Bruce Anderson, director of the state health department, says the Navy has 20 underground tanks at the site and has voiced concerns an earthquake or other event could cause a major spill.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela Slanchiklast_img read more

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La Liga 201920 Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Preview Schedule Live Streaming how

first_imgBarcelona.TwitterDefending La Liga champions Barcelona will take on Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames stadium in the opener of this year’s edition of the tournament on August 16. The Blaugrana will be looking forward to a winning start after a good pre-season campaign while Bilbao will have their task cut out to keep their opponents at bay.Preview, Prediction and Schedule Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Nathan Stirk/Getty ImagesThe 26-time La Liga champions will be aiming to start their campaign on a high. They have been impressive in their pre-season games and are raring to go for a superb display against Napoli. The Catalan club will miss the services of their leader and legendary footballer Lionel Messi who is still recovering from an injury.But they have an impressive attacking trio to start with, consisting of Ousmane Dembélé, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann. The defending champions also have a promising young footballer named Frenkie De Jong who was a very important part of the Ajax team which raised many eyebrows after their scintillating display in the Champions League last season. The Catalan club will ideally want to start their trophy defence with a victory away from home. ReutersOn the other hand, Bilbao are hoping to give a major setback to the giants by defeating them in the opener. They will hope for a good display in front of their home crowd. Inaki Williams will be a major threat for the Blaugrana as he will be eager to prove his worth. Iker Muniain is also a player to watch out for and he can also be a major threat for Barcelona.The Catalan club are definitely the favourite to win the fixture but the last time both the teams met, Barca were held to a goalless draw by Los Leones. It will be a tough fixture for both the teams but Barcelona will probably win by a margin of two goals.The Barcelona-Athletic Bilbao match will start at 9 PM local time and 12.30 AM on August 17 according to IST.Live Streaming and how and where to watch in IndiaThe match will not be telecasted in India as Sony Sports network did not get the broadcasting rights. The fixture will be streamed live on the official La Liga page on Facebook.last_img read more

14 BNP men held from Naya Paltan demo

first_imgPolice detained 14 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) from in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office on Tuesday when they tried to stage a demonstration protesting at the petrol bomb attack on party chairperson Khaleda Zia.The detainees include Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal joint secretary general Mostafizul Karim Majumdar, its leader Delwar Hossain, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal central leaders Farhad, Ayon, and Mizan, and Jatiyatabadi Swechchasebak Dal men Tahmid, Humayun Kabir, Abdul Al Noor, and Azad.Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told newsmen in the evening that the leaders and activists of BNP and its subsidiary organisations were held when they brought out the demonstration in protest of the petrol bomb attack on BNP chief Khaleda Zia in Feni. She was returning to Dhaka after concluding her four-day visit to Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.The demonstration, foiled by the police, was led by BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Paltan police station officer-in-charge told Prothom Alo they detained a few BNP leaders on charges of ‘trying to create anarchy’ in the city.Read more: Khaleda escapes petrol bomb attack in Fenilast_img read more

The Dodo Unionizes With Writers Guild of America East

first_img Editorial standards. As branded content and advertising expand their foothold in our revenue model, we must establish protocols that balance our business and editorial interests. To guarantee that our commercial needs never come into conflict with our mission, we must create and uphold a rigorous system of internal accountability.  Diversity. In order to promote values like respect and compassion, we need to reflect those values through an inclusive workforce that mirrors the diversity of our audience. It is vital to provide a safe and collaborative workplace where every employee is treated equally and to build concrete pathways of opportunity for underrepresented voices and perspectives.  Equitable salary, compensation, and benefits. To recruit the best talent possible, we need clear and comprehensive job titles, competitive compensation, and benefits. We expect fair salary minimums for all positions; a standard for raises; and regular, diverse pathways for growth.Guidelines around performance, disciplinary action and severance. As a large, collaborative production lab, individual performance must be judged clearly, consistently and with diplomacy. Guidelines will prevent unnecessary disciplinary situations or terminations as well as provide acceptable severance packages, should the need arise.   We deeply believe in the mission of The Dodo and cherish the shared working experience we have cultivated as a team. Our office is one of the best places to work in the industry, and this union will foster a democratic process in which every employee has an equal voice. We look forward to joining you at the table and continuing the conversation. Popular on Variety The editorial and video staff at the web site the Dodo have unionized with the Writers Guild of America East.The guild announced Monday that a “clear majority “of the 45-member staff have signed union cards and called on management to voluntarily recognize the guild as its collective bargaining representative.The Dodo, dedicated to showing love and compassion for animals and animal-related causes, follows fellow Group Nine Media site Thrillist in unionizing with the WGA East. The Thrillist staff announced in February that it was seeking to unionize.The WGA East has made unionization of New York-based digital media a priority in recent years. The guild represents digital-first editorial and video staffs at Vox Media, Onion Inc., HuffPost, Vice, the Intercept, ThinkProgress, MTV News, Salon, Slate and Gizmodo Media Group. The WGAE now represents nearly 5,000 writers in film, television, news and digital media. Lowell Peterson, executive director of the WGA East, said, “People who craft content for digital media continue to embrace collective bargaining as a means to bring stability and sustainability to their careers. Working with the WGAE has won economic gains, workplace protections, and a seat at the table with management for these hard-working professionals.”The Dodo Unionizing Committee issued the following statement explaining why they are organizing:The video, editorial, social and content acquisition staffs of The Dodo are proud to announce we are unionizing with the Writers Guild of America, East. The digital media landscape is growing at an unprecedented pace and The Dodo remains committed to leading the conversation in one united voice. As our company rapidly grows, union protections are some of the most effective mechanisms we have as employees to remain empowered as workers and valuable contributors to the company’s continued success. We are excited to join our Group Nine peers at Thrillist as union colleagues and to take the next step in The Dodo’s evolution.The Dodo is committed to helping audiences make emotional connections to animals, from our family pets to the most endangered species throughout the world. As storytellers, we strive to entertain and inform; to honor heroes working tirelessly in the field; and to inspire people to take positive action in an animal’s life. We are the number one animal brand on social media, with billions of content views that have led to a measurable impact in the real world, and we’re preparing to enter the realm of television. As an advocacy leader, we have a responsibility to ourselves, our subject matter and our audience to be as transparent as possible in our processes and ensure that our mission is reflected in every decision made. By organizing, we will codify a set of values that preserve The Dodo’s workplace as an open, progressive, and collaborative environment. Here are a few of the issues we are eager to address as a union:Transparency. Honest communication between management and employees is essential to bolstering morale and producing the best creative work possible. Major decisions that affect the future of The Dodo must be communicated in an open, ongoing dialogue so that the staff has agency over their growing job responsibilities. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Preacher Brings God Satan and Hitler to SDCC

first_img 11 Forgotten Vertigo Comics That Would Make Awesome TV ShowsThe Greatest Romances in Comic Book History Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. It might seem weird for a TV show that’s midway through its season to have a Comic Con panel, but Preacher has a lot of good stuff to show off. The season took its time to get going, but from the looks of the Comic Con trailer screened at the panel last night, they’re saving the best for the second half. The footage contains pretty much everything we’ve wanted to see since Season Two ended: Hitler on Earth, the Allfather of The Grail, Satan in Angelville…. you know what? Just watch it. So that’s pretty much everything we come to Preacher for. In the panel afterwards, the cast and creators spoke about moving Angelville up in the story. Executive producer Sam Caitlin says they really wanted to get to Jesse’s grandma as fast as they could, according to CBR. “Tulip dies in the comic, but yeah we just sort of moved it up the schedule a bit. We always knew we had to go back to Angelville. It wouldn’t be Preacher if we didn’t see Gramma,” he said. Dominic Cooper agreed, saying their relationship lets him explore Jesse’s duality in a way the previous seasons didn’t get to.Ruth Negga promised that we should see plenty more of Tulip getting creative with her weaponry. That’s been one of the highlights of the show since the beginning, and we haven’t gotten to see much of it this season. It sounds like that’s going to change. “What I quite like is the peculiar weapons that she chooses. She just gets very creative. The writers got creative, and I followed through. That’s a lot of fun. They’re very tongue-in-cheek fight scenes and they’re just so funny to do,” She said. Negga added that she also deeply appreciates the stunt performers who work on the show for being so patient while she learns the moves. “He’s very good working with someone who’s… I’m not very good at fighting, and I’ve got two left feet as well.”Ruth Negga (Photo via AMC)The sentiments were echoed by the rest of the cast, and Caitlin admitted they just start writing fight scenes with the objects they want to use. “At this point, the scripts pretty much just say ‘a fight that involves a banana and this, an intestine.”They also further teased us about what we’ll see in the rest of Season Three. The love triangle between Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy probably won’t get revealed, but as we saw in the trailer, Cass gets to do a whole bunch of vampire stuff. Where things get really gross though, is the Grail. We meet the Allfather who eats pretty much everything. And throws it up. “He has a little wand to stick down his throat to make him throw up sometimes,” producer Evan Goldberg said.Rogen added this detail, “There’s a scene where they eat a horse. It was one of our favorite characters from the comics and is truly just a bizarre character and we hope to make good on that promise.” Well, it certainly sounds like they are.As for what we’ll see in the near future, this coming episode has Jesse submerged in water in a coffin. Cooper revealed he was actually in the coffin during that scene, a fact which surprised Rogen. He… doesn’t seem too thrilled about it. “We did not know that,” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “That’s the first we’re hearing of that. There was no need for that shot!” Rogen said the important thing was that no one got hurt, and that they’d “settle this later.” Whatever that means.For a show with as many fight scenes as Preacher has, they do take safety very seriously. Especially when so many of the fight scenes are improvised. They really do just write the items they want to be used. In a clip not released to the public, attendees got to see Jesse and Tulip fight T.C. and Jody. It’s the match-up we’ve been waiting for all season, and the rest of us will just have to wait until it airs on TV to see it.Noah Taylor as Adolf Hitler (Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)And yes, we will see Hitler very soon. As this season’s opening credits implies, he is indeed working at a sandwich shop. Though it’s clearly meant to be Subway, it seems the fast food chain had a problem with the suggestion that it would hire Adolph Hitler. Shame, because the Sandwich Artist jokes could be hilarious.“Hitler is too much for Subway. They’ve had some questionable sponsorship,” Rogen said. He later added that they never realized having Hitler as a character on the show would have real-world political implications. “We never guessed having Hitler on our show would be relevant. I wish it wasn’t. When we first did it, we were like ‘this is crazy’… but now it’s like ‘wow, there’s a lot we could be saying’ because we have Hitler on our show.”It really sounds like the best of Season Three is yet to come. The show has already begun to pick up and now, Tulip’s determined to kick God’s ass. It sounds like that’s definitely coming, but they may be holding the confrontation for next season. The producers realize though, that a confrontation with God is going to have to happen sooner rather than later. “One of these days he’s going to have to find God… and I think it’ll look pretty similar [to the comics]… I think Jesse needs to hold Him to account, whatever that looks like,” Caitlin said. Rogen and Goldberg agreed, saying that the season finale sets up a lot of what comics readers have been waiting for. So that sounds promising.Until then, we’ll just have to keep watching Preacher as it airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on AMC. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Canada applauds Michigan vote on bridges tunnels

first_imgMichigan voters on Tuesday defeated Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun’s efforts to require a public vote before any competing international crossing can be built with state money. It came in response to the proposed construction of a new government bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.Moroun is the billionaire private owner of the Ambassador Bridge, Canada’s busiest border crossing. Moroun wants to build a new span of his own, and spent millions of advertising dollars to support Proposal 6.Michigan Gov. Rick. Snyder opposed Moroun’s ballot measure and calls Moroun a special interest against Michigan interests. Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has said Moroun’s motivation is to maintain a near monopoly on truck and trade traffic with his Ambassador Bridge.Snyder and Canadian leaders reached a deal in June on a new government bridge. Snyder has said that under the agreement Michigan isn’t on the hook for any of the bridge costs, which would be repaid to Canada through tolls collected on the Canadian side.The governor’s office has said the new bridge would relieve traffic congestion at the crossing and enhance the $70 billion-a-year trade relationship between Michigan and Canada. Harper has called a new bridge one of Canada’s best investments and said revenues would recoup the cost. The United States and Canada share the world’s largest trading relationship. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Associated PressTORONTO (AP) – A decision by Michigan voters to defeat a proposal that would have meant referendums on whether new bridges or tunnels are built between their state and Canada helps clear the way for a new Canadian-financed bridge deemed critical to trade, Canada’s government said Wednesday.Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said a new bridge is important to the economies of both countries and said he’s very pleased to see the people of Michigan support it. Canada’s auto sector has said a new bridge is critical to alleviating gridlock at the country’s most important trade conduit.Canadian Transport Minister Denis Lebel said the bridge will be built as “as soon as possible” and said they are awaiting a presidential permit from the Obama administration.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Check your body, save your life Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Top Stories Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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