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SC seeks report from its secretary general on Unnao rape victims letter

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a report from its secretary general as to why a letter written by the Unnao rape victim to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, apprehending threat to her life, was not placed before him. “Unfortunately, the letter is yet to see the light of the day and yet the newspapers flashed it as if I have read the letter,” Justice Gogoi said. The observations came when senior lawyer V Giri, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in child rape cases, sought urgent listing of the Unnao rape case. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The court also asked the Uttar Pradesh authorities to file a status report by Thursday on the accident of the Unnao rape case victim. The 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped two years ago by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence in Unnao, was critically injured in a car crash on Sunday. She was travelling with her family when their car was hit by a speeding truck in the northern state’s Rae Bareli district. Two of her family members were killed in the accident while her lawyer also sustained serious injuries. The woman’s family has filed a complaint alleging “conspiracy” behind the car crash.last_img read more

Moby and Charlotte Ross Confirmed to Attend Justice for Animals Gala

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first_imgOn September 8, 2018 singer/songwriter Moby and actress Charlotte Ross from the hit series Arrow will be among the animal advocates attending the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Justice for Animals Gala in Los Angeles.The event will feature a silent auction, a delicious plant based dinner, drinks, music and activities as guests learn about the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s recent legal victories, latest lawsuits, and legislative initiatives to end the suffering of animals. Few tickets are still available at www.aldf.org/gala.All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.The Animal Legal Defense Fund is celebrating its 39th year as an organization. Moby will be attending and Charlotte Ross will be master of ceremony for the evening.WHAT: Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Justice for Animals GalaWHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2018WHERE: Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel (11461 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049).last_img read more

Speaker informs President on passing of noconfidence motion

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has informed President Maithripala Sirisena on the passing of the no-confidence motion on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament today.Jayasuriya said that the vote on the motion was conducted in line with the discussion held yesterday between the President, the Speaker and some party leaders. The Speaker also sent a list with the signatures of 122 Parliamentarians who backed the motion.

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The Struggle Inside Faces of Recovery

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In his earliest memory, Owen Pelletier is four or five years old and locked with his sister in a bedroom on a sunny day, hammering at the window pane with a toy hammer. Their parents were drinking.Don’t worry, I’ll get us outside, he said to console her.Pelletier only came to understand in his 30s that the trauma he experienced in his early years was at the root of what happened later in his life — dealing with addictions while jailed.Real change for him didn’t come through the programs offered in Saskatchewan correctional centres; it began after another man who similarly tried to overcome an addiction while incarcerated introduced him to STR8 UP, an organization that works to transition former gang members out of that lifestyle.To read the entire story, click here.Related The Struggle Inside: Drugs inundate Saskatchewan jails (Part 1) The Struggle Inside: Punishment vs. treatment (Part 2) The Struggle Inside: Faces of Recovery (Part 3) read more

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Human rights situation in occupied Palestinian areas has deteriorated UN expert

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The Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing for the UN High Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari, said human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT) had “deteriorated significantly over the past three years, in spite of the international community’s condemnation of Israel’s illegal collective punishment against the Palestinian people.””The Special Rapporteur urges the international community to act decisively to protect Palestinians by taking urgent steps to remove the impunity that Israel enjoys,” he said.From 10 to 12 October, Israeli forces demolished about 100 building complexes, housing over 1,000 people, in Yibna camp in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, he said. “According to information received, residents were, in most instances, not given enough time to remove their belongings,” he added.”Israeli authorities reportedly justified the demolitions of houses in the Yibna Camp as part of an operation to unveil three tunnels allegedly used by Palestinian armed groups to smuggle weapons from Egypt into the Gaza Strip,” Mr. Kothari said. “However, this cannot justify actions against innocent civilians.”The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said the Yibna action was the largest demolition of houses in Gaza in three years.”According to information received, the Israeli army has destroyed an estimated 4,000 homes over the past three years, leaving thousands of people homeless, many of whom are women, children and elderly persons,” Mr. Kothari said.The Special Rapporteur “once again strongly condemns this escalation of violations against the Palestinian people and calls for immediate cessation of similar actions, especially in the Gaza Strip, by Israel.” read more

Business report with Mike Eppel

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by News Staff Posted Jul 25, 2013 5:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Facebook earnings jump, partially due to mobile ad revenue, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. Business report with Mike Eppel business report|facebook earnings|mike eppel|mobile ad revenue

Column Eyewitness

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Can’t ignore……Mother NatureIf there were any doubts about the fragility of our sojourn on this “Mosquito Coast” — as it was called by the Spanish, who passed it up — it should’ve been dispelled after what happened last Holi on the WCD. Who would’ve thought that waves could be hurled one hundred feet into the air after hitting our sea wall? Can we imagine the energy the wall had to withstand in the tons of water hurled onto it with such force and ferocity?The floods of 2005, which were concentrated on the ECD, was caused by over-topping of the “back dam” that holds back the conservancy when the rains just wouldn’t stop. This time it was the angry Atlantic which appeared determined to seize the land the Dutch had empoldered from her.Interestingly, it was Foreign Affairs Minister Greenidge – standing in for the Prime Minister – who visited the area, rather than the Public Infrastructure Minister. And he answered the question posed by an editorial of this newspaper – was the Government going to listen to Mother Nature and start planning to move to higher ground? And his answer was redolent of the do-nothing syndrome of which the entire PNC-led Government is seized: there will be no such movement!!It would seem that Greenidge wants to emulate King Canute of England, who’d ruled for so long that he believed he could command even the elements.As the story is told, “when Canute was at the height of his ascendancy, he ordered his chair to be placed on the sea-shore as the tide was coming in. Then he said to the rising tide, “You are subject to me, as the land on which I am sitting is mine, and no one has resisted my overlordship with impunity. I command you, therefore, not to rise on to my land, nor to presume to wet the clothing or limbs of your master.” But the sea came up as usual, and disrespectfully drenched the king’s feet and shins”!!It didn’t seem as though Greenidge had gone as close to the raging Atlantic as to get his feet wet, and maybe this explains why he could be so blasé about the threat from the oceans. Or maybe he was so focused on playing politics and ignoring the local NDC that he didn’t want to suggest there were things his Government couldn’t do by itself! But it would do him well to remember how King Canute’s story ended:Jumping back, the king cried, “Let all the world know that the power of kings is empty and worthless, and there’s no king worthy of the name save Him by whose will heaven, earth and sea obey eternal laws.”The people will speak in 2020!…the people’s roleThe sad thing is that no one expected Greenidge to lift up Georgetown and the coastal settlements and fly them into the interior – like those dramatic pictures of the Hindu Deity Hanuman doing something like that. God forbid!! But, like the PPP government in 2005, he could’ve used the power of government to regulate the activities of residents on the coast as well as hastening the construction of the highway to Lethem – after which folks will spontaneously move away from the Atlantic’s threat.An option isn’t an option if it isn’t an EXERCISABLE option!! And without a highway to Brazil, it isn’t an option for Coastlanders to move south. Greenidge could’ve also worked with the local NDCs to facilitate homeowners to raise their habitable living spaces at least four feet off the ground – as was mandated after 2005. And he could have assisted the NDCs to step into the shoes of the SILWFC and clear local drains.But then, the rural flooded areas aren’t Georgetown, and NDCs aren’t the Mayor and City Council, are they?…the daily grind of the DivaCan you imagine the recently departed diva Sri Devi made 300 movies in 29 years – from the age of 4 to 33, when she “retired”!That’s more than 10 movies per year!! Glamour or grind?? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Out of the mouth…October 18, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Visiting relationships…January 27, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS Baby…July 6, 2017In “EYEWITNESS” read more

Exeter University and BGS join together in a critical alliance

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first_imgIn response to growing unease over supply of critical metals for high-tech manufacturing and green technologies, the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the University of Exeter have agreed to join forces in a new initiative to improve research capability in this vital area. The ‘Critical Metals Alliance’ agreement signed on December 13, 2011 consolidates long-term links between the British Geological Survey and the University of Exeter/Camborne School of Mines (CSM).The collaboration is intended to improve the research capability of both organisations to address growing concerns in the UK and Europe over security of supply of critical metals. The research will build on existing complementary skills and expertise in the geology of rare earths, the platinum group elements and other elements including niobium, tantalum, tungsten and indium. The alliance believes the venture will help find new ore deposits as well as using the known ones in a more resource efficient and environmentally friendly way. “The processes responsible for the formation of many critical metal deposits are poorly understood,” said Andrew Bloodworth, Head of Minerals and Waste at the BGS. “Both organisations have already made a strong commitment to joint research on this topic through a PhD studentship investigating rare earth mineralisation in Malawi which began earlier this year”.At the heart of the new alliance is a BGS-sponsored research post based at CSM in Falmouth. Head of Camborne School of Mines, Professor Frances Wall stated: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Kathryn Moore as our BGS Lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals. From March 2012, Kate will lead a research team drawn from both organisations who will work to improve understanding of the geological origins of these important raw materials.”last_img read more

Fourth Handball is my future in Bugojno is ready for start

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← Previous Story NEW GENERATION: Marko Mamić to Vive Tauron Kielce! Next Story → The crazy offer of the Cell-Cup 2016 Veszprém Handball Festival! BugojnoHandball is my future The fourth International Youth Handball tournament “Handball is my future” supported by Qatari Handball Federation will be held in Bugojno (Bosnia and Herzegovina) between April 14 and 17. Eight teams will fight for the trophy in their first official international year, which will be followed by Europen Championship in Croatia.Here are the groups and schedule of the tournament.Group A                                   Group BSlovenia                                   CroatiaSerbia                                       PolandAustria                                      QatarBiH                                             Macedonia_________________________________________________________________Thursday 14.04.20169,00 –   Croatia – Macedonia                      10,45 –  Poland   – Qatar12,30 –  Slovenia – BiH                                   14,15 –  Serbia     – Austria16,00 –  Qatar      – Slovenia ( 2000 )            17,30 –  Croatia    – Poland19,15 –  Qatar       – Macedonia_________________________________________________________________FRIDAY  15.04.20169,00 – Slovenia – Austria                                10,45 – BiH        –     Serbia12,30 – Poland    – Macedonia                        14,15 – Qatar    –     Croatia16,00 – Qatar      – BiH   ( 2000 )                      17,30 – Austria –      BiH19,15 – Slovenia – SerbiaSATURDAY  16. 04 . 201610,00        A 3 – B 411,45        A 4 – B 313,30        Qatar – Slovenia ( 2000 )17,00        A 1 – B 219,00        B 1 – A 2SUNDAY    17. 04 . 20169,00     FOR 7 TH PLACE10,45     FOR 5 TH PLACE12,30     QATAR – BIH ( 2000 )14,45     FOR 3 TH PLACE16,45     FINAL18,15     CLOSING CEREMONY read more

The waves in Bundoran were wild over the weekend

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first_imgWHILE THE COUNTRY is experiencing severe weather, the people of Bundoran were caught by a particularly cruel twist of fate on Saturday morning.Just hours after a major fundraiser was held to raise money for the RNLI lifeboat station in the Donegal town, massive waves battered the building, causing damage to the building.(Pic: RNLI)After the annual dinner dance on Friday night, crew began to arrive at the lifeboat station at around 7.20am and discovered the damage. Sea swells had broken down the main front door as well as the bottom panel in the large doors, behind which the lifeboat is kept.Lifeboat Operations Manager for Bundoran RNLI Tony McGowan said that the damage was minimal, despite the size of the waves.“Despite the force of the sea, we only suffered a small amount of damage and we are happy to note that the lifeboat itself wasn’t damaged and remained available for service.Having viewed CCTV of the time of the impact, it was remarkable how one big surge which was at least two metres higher than the rest caused the damage.“It is easy to see how people can be caught out in such conditions and I would urge people to keep well away from the water in such circumstances.”Read: Rain the next concern, as flood warnings extended to inland areasRead: The Burning Question*: Should you use a big umbrella on busy streets?last_img read more

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US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans but

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first_imgUS vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans – but they cancelled last minute The US has accused North Korea of never being serious about the meeting. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 21 Feb 2018, 8:04 AM Feb 21st 2018, 8:04 AM At the last-minute, DPRK officials decided not to go forward with the meeting. We regret their failure to seize this opportunity.‘Murderous regime’Ayers characterized the offer as the North having “dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics”.“As we’ve said from day one about the trip: this administration will stand in the way of Kim’s desire to whitewash their murderous regime with nice photo ops at the Olympics,” Ayers said.Perhaps that’s why they walked away from a meeting or perhaps they were never sincere about sitting down.Analysts say the North’s Olympic diplomatic drive sought to loosen international sanctions against it and undermine the alliance between Seoul and Washington.Even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang’s Olympic charm offensive, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued an invitation via his sister Kim Yo Jong, who was attending the Games, for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.But on his return trip from the Games, Pence said there was “no daylight” between the US, South Korea and Japan on efforts to isolate Pyongyang economically and diplomatically until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile program.Washington calls it a campaign of “maximum pressure”.Mintaro Oba, a former State Department diplomat specializing in the Koreas, tweeted that “it’s entirely possible that North Korea scheduled the reported secret meeting with VP Pence fully intending to cancel so that they could play the blame game”.“Sudden cancellations/withdrawals are a well-established part of the North Korean playbook,” added Oba, now a speechwriter in Washington.Complete denuclearisation firstGlobal alarm at the rapid advance of nuclear-armed North Korea’s weapons technology rose further last year when the regime tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile – theoretically capable of hitting the mainland US – in a challenge to Washington, which has threatened to “utterly destroy” the regime in the event of an attack.President Donald Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un have engaged in a series of personal insults.But as tensions rose between the North and Washington, the Games triggered a rapid reconciliation between the two Koreas, who are still technically at war.“The president made a decision that if they wanted to talk, we would deliver our uncompromising message. If they asked for a meeting, we would meet,” Ayers said, referring to Trump.He also made clear that until they agreed to complete denuclearisation we weren’t going to change any of our positions or negotiate.Woodrow Wilson Center vice president Aaron David Miller, a former advisor to Republican and Democratic diplomatic chiefs, highlighted the Trump administration’s conflicting messages on whether to talk or not with the North Koreans.“Has the locked and loaded fire and fury Trump Administration come to conclusion that it’s time to stop talking about North Korea and to start talking to them?” he asked. © – AFP 2018Read: Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is ‘important mode of transport’Read: US warns against falling for North Korea’s charm offensive as Kim offers olive branch to South Mike Pence attended the beginning of the Winter Olympics MIKE PENCE AND North Korean officials had planned to meet secretly during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but Pyongyang scrapped the talks after the US vice president denounced abuses from the “murderous regime,” US officials said today.Pence did not interact with the North Koreans even though he was seated in the same box as them at the opening ceremony of the Games on 9 February – nor did he shake hands with the North’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam during an earlier leaders’ reception.The North Koreans, who had sent Kim Yong Nam and leader Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong to the Games, backed out of the planned meeting after Pence announced Washington would soon unveil its “toughest and most aggressive sanctions” against Pyongyang.During his Asian tour, he also denounced the North’s nuclear drive and sought to shore up ties with regional allies – and longtime North Korean foes – Japan and South Korea.Pence, who led the American delegation to the Games, said at the time he traveled with the father of late former prisoner Otto Warmbier to the South to “remind the world of the atrocities happening in North Korea”.“North Korea would have strongly preferred the vice president not use the world stage to call attention to those absolute facts or to display our strong alliance with those committed to the maximum pressure campaign,” Pence’s spokesman Ayers said.State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said only a “brief meeting” with leaders of the North Korean delegation had been on the table.“The vice president was ready to take this opportunity to drive home the necessity of North Korea abandoning its illicit ballistic missile and nuclear programs,” Nauert said in a statement. 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Infertilité un traitement pour provoquer lovulation chez des femmes infertiles

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first_imgInfertilité : un traitement pour provoquer l’ovulation chez des femmes infertilesDes chercheurs américains sont parvenus à mettre au point une méthode qui entraine la production d’ovules chez certaines femmes infertiles. L’une des patientes atteintes d’insuffisance ovarienne précoce a déjà donné naissance à un enfant.C’est un véritable espoir pour toutes les femmes qui n’ont pas la possibilité d’avoir un enfant. Des chercheurs américains sont parvenus à mettre au point une technique qui permet d’induire la production d’ovules chez certaines femmes infertiles. Cette méthode a été évaluée auprès de 27 Japonaises souffrant d’insuffisance ovarienne primaire à l’hôpital universitaire St Marianna, à Kawasaki.Grâce à cette technique, les scientifiques ont pu collecter des ovocytes ayant atteint leur maturité (ce qui n’est normalement pas possible) pour les fertiliser in vitro chez cinq d’entre elles. Parmi ces dernières, une a eu un enfant, un garçon en décembre 2012, et une autre est enceinte, indiquent les auteurs de la recherche parue dans les Comptes rendus de l’Académie américaine des sciences (PNAS). Pour en arriver là, les chercheurs ont utilisés des oeufs immatures ou des follicules déjà présents chez les femmes.Des follicules dormants à réveillerEn effet, les femmes naissent généralement avec plusieurs millions de follicules immatures mais seulement 400 d’entre eux environ atteignent le stade où ils libèrent un ovocyte dans les trompes de Fallope qui est potentiellement fertilisé. Aussi, certains de ces follicules non utilisés restent, même après qu’une femme a atteint la ménopause. Or, bien que dormants, ils contiennent des ovocytes tout à fait capables d’être fertilisés pour donner un oeuf. C’est de ce principe que sont partis les chercheurs pour développer leur technique. “Des femmes souffrant d’insuffisance ovarienne primaire sont ménopausées très tôt, avant l’âge de 40 ans. De précédentes études ont montré que ces femmes ont encore de très petits follicules et, bien qu’elles n’aient plus de cycle menstruel, on pensait qu’elles étaient encore traitables”, explique le Dr Aaron Hsueh, professeur de gynécologie à la faculté de médecine de l’Université Stanford en Californie et principal auteur de cette étude.Une “activation in vitro” Les follicules immatures sont maintenus en état de dormance par un gène appelé PTEN, qui supprime la voie de signalisation nécessaire à la croissance des cellules. Au cours d’une étude précédente, le Dr Hsueh et ses collègues ont montré chez des souris que les follicules pouvaient être stimulés si l’on prélevait une partie de l’ovaire et qu’on l’incubait avec une molécule stimulant la voie inhibée par PTEN. En réalisant cela chez les rongeurs, les scientifiques ont réussi à obtenir des follicules matures.Ces derniers ont pu alors être fertilisés et aboutir à la naissance de petites souris en bonne santé. Grâce à cette étude préliminaire, les scientifiques ont prolongé leurs travaux et mis au point une technique similaire d'”activation in vitro” applicable à l’humain. Il s’agit également de retirer une partie de l’ovaire pour le traiter in vitro avant de le ré-implanter. La patiente se voit ensuite administrer des hormones destinés à stimuler la croissance des follicules qui vont libérer des ovocytes matures.Un protocole applicable pour d’autres formes d’infertilité ?Sur les 27 Japonaises de l’étude, 13 avaient encore des follicules dormants. “Ces résultats montrent qu’il y a bien de petits follicules qui restent là même après que les menstruations d’une femme se sont arrêtées. C’est une manière de les mettre à travailler. Ces résultats nous donnent l’espoir que ce groupe de patientes peuvent être traitées” avec succès, ajoute le Dr Hsueh cité par New Scientist. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Malgré le fait qu’il existe trop peu de données disponibles sur ce traitement expérimental pour garantir un taux de succès donné, l’approche paraît très prometteuse pour les femmes qui ne produisent plus d’ovules”, estime le Dr Valerie Baker. Pour l’heure, la technique n’a pu être validée que par rapport à la prise en charge d’insuffisance ovarienne primaire et pas pour d’autres formes de stérilité. Néanmoins, les scientifiques envisagent d’ores et déjà de faire des recherches pour déterminer si les femmes présentant une ménopause précoce provoquée par des traitements anticancéreux pourraient aussi en bénéficier. De plus, ils envisagent de tester cette technique chez des femmes infertiles ayant de 40 à 45 ans.  Le 2 octobre 2013 à 20:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sarri Its time for Hazards future to be decided

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first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants a solution on Eden Hazard’s future now, amid the constant speculation linking him with a switch to Real MadridThe Belgian winger is yet to commit his long-term future at Stamford Bridge with his contract set to expire in June 2020.This has prompted reports of a transfer to Real with Hazard doing little to deny the rumours by claiming it would be a dream for him in October.On Wednesday, the 27-year-old announced he intends to just stay focused on his football after scoring both goals in Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Watford.But Sarri believes now is the time for answers on Hazard’s Chelsea future.“I don’t know but it’s time to decide,” said Sarri on the club website, when asked if Hazard will stay at the club.“I am the coach. I am not the president, I am not in charge of the market, I am the coach. I want to speak to him only about the position on the pitch.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think we have to solve the problem.”The Blues will take a trip to Selhurst Park this Sunday to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League.And Sarri is expecting a stern challenge from the Eagles, who defeated Manchester City 3-2 last week.“It’s a very difficult match because in the last three matches at home they were able to not concede a goal to the opponent, then they are very dangerous on the counter-attack,” said the Italian.“We have to play against a very dangerous team, especially with it being away.”Pedro will be unavailable for the league match against Palace on Sunday, which begins at 13:00 (CET).last_img read more

For Britnee Kellogg the show goes on after Idol

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first_img“American Idol” contestant Britnee Kellogg, who was eliminated from the competition on Thursday night’s broadcast, was at work Friday at Regents Bank in Vancouver. She hopes to continue singing and hopes that Idol’s exposure will further propel her career. The morning after her tearful exit from “American Idol” was broadcast to the world, Vancouver resident Britnee Kellogg was back at work Friday at a local bank.While fans were posting encouraging words on her Facebook page about her performance, she still hadn’t watched the pivotal episode herself.Thursday night, as the show aired, the 27-year-old divorced mother of two sang at a southeast Portland bar to a sellout crowd and signed autographs afterward. When she got home, she said, she couldn’t bring herself to watch the segment, which featured her performance of “You Just Keep Me Hangin’ On” with two fellow contestants, followed by her emotional end-of-show elimination.“I just didn’t (watch),” Kellogg said Friday. “I was on such a high” after the live performance.The Portland gig wasn’t the bright lights of Hollywood or the glitter of Vegas, but music is music and it won’t stop — according to Kellogg — just because the TV cameras have been turned off. If she’s learned anything from competing on the Fox show, she said it’s to keep pursuing her dream and keep seeking opportunities — all while recognizing she can’t control the outcome.“You just have to take what you can from the experience and do better,” she said. “I do plan on being successful at music at whatever level.”Kellogg credits the show, a widely popular Fox TV fixture that’s recently tanked in ratings, for giving her exposure on the national stage, which she hopes can help further her career. Already, she has been mentioned in People magazine, ABC News and several other national news outlets. Fans from as far away as Brazil and the Philippines have expressed support on her Facebook fan page and on Twitter.last_img read more

Lady Gaga Bradley Cooper Win Best Pop DuoGroup Performance 2019 GRAMMYs

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first_img Twitter Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Win Best Pop Duo Perf. lady-gaga-bradley-cooper-win-best-pop-duogroup-performance-2019-grammys Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Win Best Pop Duo/Group Performance | 2019 GRAMMYs Facebook News The ‘A Star Is Born’ leads take home Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow” at the 61st GRAMMY AwardsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 5:44 pm Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow” at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.She also gave a dazzling performance of “Shallow” on the GRAMMY stage during the show.Gaga accepted the GRAMMY for the pair and gave a powerful speech. The win marked her second of the night and the first-ever win for actor Cooper. “Shallow,” which the duo sung together in A Star Is Born and is featured as a single from the film’s soundtrack, also won Best Song Written For Visual Media. Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” snagged Best Pop Solo Performance. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 10, 2019 – 10:01 pm Watch: Lady Gaga Wins Best Pop Duo Performance During her emotional acceptance speech the star spoke to the importance of the mental health awareness.”I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that adresses mental health issues, they’re so important. And a lot of artists deal with that, and we gotta take care of each other. So if you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away. And if you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody,” Gaga said.Other Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nominees were Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato (“Fall In Line”), Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”), Tony Bennett and Diana Krall (“‘S Wonderful”), Maroon 5 and Cardi B (“Girls Like You”), Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton (“Say Something”) and  Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey (“The Middle”).Gaga has earned nine GRAMMY wins and received 24 nominations to date times.She won her first two GRAMMYs at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards for Best Dance Recording for “Poker Face” and Best Dance/Electronic Album for The Fame, her debut album. She also made her first GRAMMY stage performance that year, singing a medley that included her “Poker Face” and “Speechless” along with GRAMMY-winning icon Elton John’s “Your Song,” who joined her onstage for an unforgettable duet.2019 GRAMMYs: Full Nominees And Winners List Email last_img read more

ACA repeal could complicate Medicaid reforms

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first_imgValerie Davidson, commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services in 2015. She’s concerned about the effect of an Affordable Care Act repeal. (Photo: Skip Gray/360 North)State health leaders say a federal repeal of the Affordable Care Act could make it difficult to implement reforms to Medicaid. That could cost the state the tens of millions of dollars that lawmakers are counting on.Listen nowMany of the reforms the Legislature included in the Medicaid law it passed last year depend on parts of the Affordable Care Act.State Health Commissioner Valerie “Nurr’araaluk” Davidson said medical providers have told her they hope to receive federal funding that was included in the law.“If Medicaid expansion went away, if that authority went away, that would really impact their ability to participate in some of those reform opportunities, because it provides them with a little bit of cushion for them to be able to do things creatively,” Davidson said.A state plan to increase the amount of services that people with disabilities receive in their homes and communities depends on a part of the federal law. And a Division of Insurance reinsurance program that’s gained national attention also depends on the ACA.Some members of Congress have discussed replacing the current system that guarantees federal payments for Medicaid to one where states receive a set amount of money each year, known as “block grants.”Davidson said these proposals favor states with lower medical costs and low transportation costs.“We really see the block grants as really a mechanism to be able to shift that federal responsibility to states,” Davidson said. “The proposals that we have seen so far to do Medicaid block grants do things that do not favor Alaska.”More than 27,000 Alaskans receive Medicaid due to an expansion that Gov. Bill Walker supported. Another 18,000 residents receive health insurance through the ACA’s individual and family marketplace.Senate Health and Social Services Committee Chairman David Wilson, a Republican state senator from Wasilla, asked Davidson if she’s preparing for a repeal of the Medicaid expansion.“Has the administration or the department come up with contingency plans for those type of scenarios, those worst-case scenarios?” Wilson asked.Davidson said the department is trying to plan, but the proposals could affect the state in hundreds of ways. She’s asked members of the state’s congressional delegation to ask for long-term estimates of state expenses for proposals to repeal the federal health law.Gov. Walker said on Talk of Alaska on Tuesday that if the federal government stops funding the Medicaid expansion, it still would have benefited Alaskans.“If we can’t afford to fund the federal portion – which I think would be very, very difficult given our fiscal situation – we’ll just have to be pleased with those whose lives were improved, those lives that were saved as a result of taking that step to expand Medicaid,” Walker said.Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has said Congress should replace the Affordable Care Act at the same time it repeals the law.last_img read more

Kamareddy Lets work for Bangaru Telangana

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first_imgJukkal (Kamareddy): “We all should work to achieve the goal of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is striving to make the State Bangaru Telangana,” said Jukkal MLA Hanmanth Shinde.Shinde launched membership drive at Jukkal mandal headquarters on Wednesday and said that he strongly hopes that every house in Jukkal constituency will have at least one TRS activist. The leaders are strengthening the party from grass-root level, he added. About 200 Congress activists have joined the TRS in the presence of Shinde. Inviting them into the party fold, the MLA assured that the TRS treats people of all communities equally.last_img

Pakistan deploying fighter jets to Skardu near Ladakh India

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing tensions with Pakistan over the abrogation of Article 370, Pakistani forces have started moving equipment to their forward bases close to Ladakh. “Three C-130 transport aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force was airfield used on Saturday to ferry equipment to their Skardu airbase opposite the Union Territory of Ladakh. The Indian agencies concerned are keeping a close eye on the movement of Pakistanis along with the border areas,” government sources told ANI. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us Sources said the equipment moved to the forward operating base could be support equipment for fighter aircraft operations. Pakistanis are most likely to move in their JF-17 fighter planes to the Skardu airfield, they said. The Indian intelligence agencies along with the Air Force and Army are keeping a close watch on the movement of the Pakistani Air Force as they can see almost the entire length and breadth of Pakistan. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us The Pakistanis use an older version of the C-130 transport aircraft supplied by the Americans a long time ago and one of their military rulers Gen Zia Ul Haq was also killed in power when the C-130 in which he was travelling crashed in August 1988 due to a bomb explosion. Sources said the Pakistan Air Force was planning to conduct an exercise of its Air Force and Army elements and the move of shifting planes to the forward base could also be a part of it. Skardu is a forward operating base of the Pakistan Air Force and it uses it to support its Army operations on the border with India. Pakistan has been trying to make a big issue out of India’s decision of scrapping Article 370 and bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.last_img read more

This is how you can fly all you want on a private

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first_img This is how you can fly all you want on a private jet Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:46Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:45?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Surf Air is a new subscription-based commuter airline that offers unlimited flight service for a fixed monthly fee. Members can book a ticket via an app and arrive at a private terminal just 15 minutes before take off. The airline connects passengers across California and recently launched its network in Europe.last_img read more

Harris County Launches Innovative Program To Help Seniors Who Are Victims Of

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first_img– / 4Harris County is launching a first of its kind initiative in Texas to help senior citizens who are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.The Harris County Senior Justice Assessment Center will offer medical exams, case management and treatment referrals all in one place.In 2016, there were more than 11,000 investigations of abuse of seniors in our county, according to data provided by the Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults.Even so, Doctor Carmel Dyer, who works for UTHealth, which will provide the doctors that will work for the center, says these cases are underreported and that is why the program will be useful.“Having a place where people can go and get some help is gonna increase, I think, the recognition and reporting of cases of abuse and neglect and ultimately, we hope, reduce them,” Dyer told Houston Public Media after the press conference held to officially announce the program.Adult Protective Services will help with assistance and referrals, while the Houston Police Department (HPD) and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, along with the District Attorney and the Harris County Attorney, will take care of investigations and prosecutions.Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan said the initiative is certainly justified because “as senior citizens become more and more a part of the population, we are seeing more and more abuse, not just physical abuse, which is a criminal crime, but also financial abuse, which can be a criminal crime.”The creators of the program hope that sharing the records of victims more effectively will also improve the case management and the investigations.Besides assisting the victims, another goal is to increase prosecutions because in some cases the victim is embarrassed to press charges or can’t remember the details of the abuse.People who need help for abuse of elders can find the Senior Justice Assessment Center at the Harris County Protective Services building, across from NRG Stadium. Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:17 Xlast_img read more