Arsenal boss Emery: We can only make loan signingsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed the club will only sign loan players this month. The Gunners want to bring Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez to the Emirates, but are reluctant to part with a fee for the 25-year-old. And Emery has confirmed the club are only looking for temporary signings.”We cannot sign anyone permanently,” Emery said ahead of the Gunners’ game against West Ham on Saturday. “Only loan players this January.”Asked specifically about Suarez, Emery added: “I do not know his situation.”But I know the club is working for the possibility of players who can help us with this condition (on loan).” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
The exercise provides the sampling frame for the selection of households to be included in the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions, the Labour Force Survey, among others. Story Highlights The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is conducting a Listing of Dwellings Exercise, which is aimed at updating the count of dwellings in Jamaica between censuses. Acting Director of the Research, Design and Evaluation Division at STATIN, Jessica Campbell, explained to JIS News that “because the census is done every 10 years, there has to be some form of exercise between censuses to update the list of dwellings in Jamaica, so that when we send out the interviewers, they can find, accurately, the dwellings that we assign them to”. The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is conducting a Listing of Dwellings Exercise, which is aimed at updating the count of dwellings in Jamaica between censuses.The exercise provides the sampling frame for the selection of households to be included in the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions, the Labour Force Survey, among others.Acting Director of the Research, Design and Evaluation Division at STATIN, Jessica Campbell, explained to JIS News that “because the census is done every 10 years, there has to be some form of exercise between censuses to update the list of dwellings in Jamaica, so that when we send out the interviewers, they can find, accurately, the dwellings that we assign them to”.She informed that the exercise, which began in February 2019, will be completed on June 30 and will cover 952 enumeration districts across the island.Miss Campbell pointed out that each enumeration district generally contains an average of 100 to 150 dwellings, and, so far, 700 of the 952 enumeration districts have been completed.Explaining the process, she noted that an interviewer is assigned to an enumeration district and is tasked with covering every dwelling in that area.“The interviewer goes out with a tablet and a map of the district and begins at the starting point indicated on the map and canvasses every single dwelling until the exercise is completed,” Miss Campbell outlined.She noted that one member of the household is asked to participate in the exercise.“The person will be asked three basic questions – how many persons live there, the number of rooms, and the rooms used for sleeping. Answers to other questions relating to the type of dwelling, the type of roof, and material of the outer walls will be obtained from observation,” she pointed out.“So, the overall exercise is very simple, easy and short and the respondent does not have to present any document or material… just a smile and a welcoming face,” she said.Miss Campbell urged persons to support the process by cooperating with the team and participating in the exercise.“A major challenge is access to gated communities, and this has been a longstanding issue and we want to implore persons to allow the interviewers, whichever survey it is, to ask you the questions, as, in the long run, it benefits us as a people,” she noted.She is assuring citizens that the information they provide is confidential under the Statistics Act and cannot be provided to any other party.“The entire country needs to be on the lookout, as the exercise is being conducted across the island. The interviewers all have their identification cards displayed on their person and if it is not displayed, the respondent has the right to ask for it to be shown to them,” she said.Miss Campbell said that persons can verify the identity of the interviewer and the survey being undertaken, by calling STATIN at 876-630-1600.
OTTAWA — Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, appeared at the House of Commons justice committee Thursday, to answer questions about his knowledge on the SNC-Lavalin affair and whether former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured not to prosecute the company.Wernick predicted Wilson-Raybould will express concerns about three meetings when she appears at the committee next week, two of which he attended and all of which he maintained did not cross the line into improper pressure on Wilson-Raybould.Here is Wernick’s version of those events:Sept. 17, 2018A meeting involving Wilson-Raybould, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Wernick, two weeks after the director of public prosecutions decided not to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin. Wernick said Trudeau called the meeting to discuss the Indigenous rights recognition framework which had bogged down due to “a very serious policy difference” between Wilson-Raybould and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, and other colleagues, about how to proceed on the framework.Almost the entire meeting was devoted to that subject, he said, but Trudeau did also reassure Wilson-Raybould that any decision on whether to instruct the public prosecutor to drop the SNC-Lavalin prosecution was hers alone.Dec. 18, 2018A meeting between the prime minister’s staff and Wilson-Raybould’s chief of staff. Wernick, who wasn’t involved, did not provide any details.Dec. 19, 2018A conversation between Wilson-Raybould and Wernick.Wernick said he was trying to get a handle on the issues that might confront the government when Parliament resumed sitting in January. He wanted to know, among other things, whether a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin was still an option and said he “conveyed to her that a lot of her colleagues and the prime minister were quite anxious about what they were hearing and reading in the business press … about the company moving or closing” if the prosecution continued. There were fears it would have consequences for innocent employees, shareholders, pensioners, third-party suppliers and affected communities.Wernick said he’s confident the conversation was “within the boundaries of what’s lawful and appropriate. I was informing the minister of context. She may have another view of the conversation but that’s something that the ethics commissioner could sort out.”The Canadian Press
Robin Roberts, who at 54 enjoys so much personal and professional success, has also overcome a great deal of adversity along the way.Cover of AARP The Magazine’s April/May IssueThe first to admit that she never dreamed she’d go so far, so fast, Roberts opens up in an emotional interview with AARP the Magazine, in which she reminisces about some of her most memorable experiences. In a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from the time she openly wept on-air while covering Hurricane Katrina to the day she returned to co-anchor ABC’s Good Morning America after her bone marrow transplant, the television broadcaster expresses fear and gratitude, happiness, and pride, as she talks about the path that led her to being the gutsy, go-for-it — but empathetic — woman she is today.The following are excerpts from the April/May issue of the AARP The Magazine cover story featuring Robin Roberts, available in homes today and online now at www.aarp.org/magazine.On looking forward after facing her life-threatening illnesses: ”I think of September 20, the date of my transplant, as my birthday more than my real birthday, on November 23. I don’t try to be like people who have had life-threatening illnesses and say, ‘Every day is a gift.’ But everything that happens from now on is lagniappe, as we say in the Gulf.”On returning to Good Morning America after her bone marrow transplant: ”Just the emotion of seeing people who I know didn’t think they were going to see me again. Some people were, like, why were you in such a hurry to get back? It wasn’t about being back on TV. It was about being back in life. I could’ve stayed longer in an isolated room, but I didn’t want life to continue to pass me by. I wanted to participate in life. Put me in, Coach. I’m ready to play.”On remembering the historic interview between her and President Barack Obama: ”Yes, for the president of the United States of America to change his stance on marriage equality, that was huge. And to be the person across from him asking that question! But see the little look on my face? I’m reacting to my producer on the side, who’s just held up one of those blue cards. I was guessing the sign was going to say, ‘You rock!’ Instead, it says, ‘Lipstick on teeth!’ As my mama used to say, ‘When you strut, you stumble.’”On openly weeping on air while covering the devastation of her hometown by Hurricane Katrina: ”Covering Hurricane Katrina was a real moment for me, personally and professionally. On the air, I broke down and cried when Charlie Gibson asked about my family. I had just found my mother and sister within the hour. They hadn’t been able to evacuate because my mom was ill. The family house was damaged, but they were fine. After the broadcast, I remember taking my earpiece out and thinking, ‘I don’t have a job anymore.’ Because it was a time when you didn’t show emotion like that.”On the day she honored both her father and the Tuskegee Airmen: ”Good Morning America had said to me, ‘If you could do anything, what would that be?’ My father was from the famed Tuskegee Airmen. I said, ‘I want to fly a plane like my dad did.’ Now, I didn’t mean I actually wanted to fly a plane that he flew! But we went back to Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, and this old thing comes chugging down the runway. I’m, like, ’I’m getting in that?’”On her friendship with Pat Summitt, Head Coach Emeritus for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols: ”Pat [Summitt] was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. I keep in touch, and she has more good days than not. I had always wanted to be a Lady Vol under her at the University of Tennessee, but, thinking about it, we probably wouldn’t have the friendship we have now if I’d been her player. I’ve got her back. And I love that she’s got a hashtag: #WeBackPat.”For the complete interview, along with behind the scenes video and images, click here.
According to UN spokesperson Michele Montas, the talks will take place in Ohrid in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 21 January, under the auspices of the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative, Matthew Nimetz.They will be the first to take place in the region and not in New York, and will focus on the “name issue” and related themes. The discussions will be opened by Antonio Milososki, Foreign Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.In a visit to the region last month, Mr. Nimetz announced that this is to be the first in a series of meetings, and if progress is made in next week’s talks, an upcoming round will be held in Greece.The Interim Accord of 13 September 1995, which was brokered by the UN, details the difference between the two countries regarding the official name of the former Yugoslav republic. It also obliges the two sides to continue negotiations under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to try to reach agreement on their dispute. 14 January 2008Direct talks between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on a number of outstanding issues, including the official name of the latter, will resume next week, the United Nations envoy spearheading the effort has announced.
Reporter Adam Atkinson sat down with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats new head coach June Jones to find out how he is settling into the city.
FILE – This Feb. 11, 2016, file photo shows the Ford logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Ford is adding about 1.5 million cars, SUVs and vans to a recall for doors that can pop open while the vehicles are moving. The company says it’s adding the vehicles at the request of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Posted Sep 8, 2016 8:29 am MDT Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Door latch recall to cost Ford, cut into full-year profits DETROIT – Ford will spend $640 million to replace door latches on nearly 2.4 million cars, trucks and vans this year because the doors can pop open while the vehicles are moving.On Thursday, the company announced it would add 1.5 million vehicles to the pesky and growing recall, which has become so costly Ford had to cut its estimated full-year pretax profit to $10.2 billion from at least $10.8 billion.Customers have been complaining about the problem, which has affected much of Ford’s North American model lineup, since 2014. At least 3 million vehicles have been recalled due to the problem. The recalls come after a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation found 1,200 customer complaints about doors failing to latch.Thursday’s announcement came under pressure from NHTSA, which deemed an Aug. 4 recall of about 830,000 vehicles inadequate because it wasn’t nationwide.Ford said in a regulatory filing that the $640 million will cover the cost of both the Thursday recall and the one announced Aug. 4.The latest recall includes the 2012 through 2015 Ford Focus, the 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape and C-Max, the 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC and the 2014 through 2016 Ford Transit Connect small van.Ford says a spring tab in the door latches can break, and the doors either won’t close or could pop open. Dealers will replace the latches for free. The company said it knows of one crash and three injuries that may be related to the problem.The Aug. 4 recall was limited to Mexico and 16 states with high temperatures and sunlight exposure.Ford says customers who want to know if their vehicle is included in the recall can go to www.ford.com, click on safety recalls and enter their vehicle identification number. That number can be found on most state registration cards and is attached to the dashboard near the driver’s side windshield.___This story has been corrected to show that Ford’s previous guidance was for a pretax profit of $10.8 billion or more, not between $10 billion and $11 billion.
When the No. 13 Ohio State men’s volleyball team first faced No. 7 Penn State earlier this season in Hawaii, it turned from a luau into a nightmare.The Buckeyes are seeking revenge as they welcome the Nittany Lions into St. John Arena tonight. Ohio State (10-6, 5-1) steps away from conference play as they face what coach Pete Hanson calls one of their toughest opponents of the season.“Penn State is a very good team,” Hanson said. “They have several outstanding players including four All-Americans. This is a big challenge for our guys.”Senior Ted Schoenfeldt said he also recognizes the talent that Penn States has on its roster.“Penn State has always had a very strong volleyball program, and this year they continue to be a big physical team,” Schoenfeldt said. “They have a lot of talented athletes on their roster, and have several guys who can be a threat both attacking and from the end line.”The Buckeyes are going to have to elevate their game if they want to avoid a repeat of their earlier season matchup. OSU was dominated in all aspects of the match, falling 3-1 (30-16, 30-27, 24-30, 30-25). “We need to match their physicality,” junior John Klanac said. “Working on first-swing kills and transition offense is a must when you play a team like this.”“We are preparing to serve Penn State hard to try to drive them out of system as much as possible,” Schoenfeldt said. “By forcing them into bad pass situations, it will make it much easier for us to deal with their offense and gang up on guys with our block.”Ohio State has the luxury of facing the Nittany Lions in St. John Arena, where the Buckeyes are undefeated and have yet to drop a set.“It always helps [playing at home],” Hanson said. “Our guys feel really good playing at home and it allows them to relax and be comfortable.”Having those familiar faces supporting the Buckeyes was something lacking in Hawaii, but Schoenfeldt said the fans really helps the team “get pumped to win big games.”While Penn State is a marquee opponent, it has no effect on the Buckeyes in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball conference standings. However, facing an elite opponent may resonate on OSU in upcoming MIVA play.“Being able to play against a high caliber Penn State team will allow us to hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to playing teams that we come into knowing that we’re the better team,” Schoenfeldt said.Hanson sees this matchup as a measuring stick to see how far the Buckeyes have come this season.“This is a very good match to play to keep working on things and helping our guys improve and get better for the later matches we will have with the MIVA opponents,” Hanson said.OSU will meet the Nittany Lions at least one more time this season with a match at Happy Valley, but they could also face Penn State in the NCAA Semifinals or championship if both teams win their conferences.“Playing a good team like this, there never is really a dull moment,” Klanac said.
Washing drying in the Devon townCredit:WESSEX NEWS AGENCY Ms Mountjoy said: “I think it is so lovely that I live in a community that’s so supportive of me and doing something that people have done for generations – hanging the washing to dry outside their homes. On Saturday the local Nunsford Nutters Carnival Club strung up a washing line decorated with pyjamas between the town hall and the Colcombe Castle pub in support of Ms Mountjoy.Gail Jarman, one of the race organisers, said “The reaction for Claire has been fantastic – the amount of people who have got behind it is absolutely brilliant. The note is ridiculous – none of us are supporting the person who wrote it. You have got to dry your washing somewhere.”Alison Stenning, a neighbour, said “We should have an annual Colyton Hanging Day when everyone hangs their washing in front of their house.” Credit:WESSEX NEWS AGENCY That was enough to summon up the same spirit of rebellion that led to dozens of Colyton’s citizens to follow the Duke of Monmouth into battle in the summer of 1685.Ms Mountjoy, 47, posted the offending email on her Facebook page and was soon deluged with messages of support.As the great knicker rebellion spread items of underwear began appear on washing lines and clothes racks in front gardens and alleyways across the town – to the presumed chagrin of the anonymous traders. The Monmouth RebellionColyton earned its reputation as the most rebellious town in Devon after more citizens from the town joined the Protestant rebellion against the Catholic James II than from any other part of the county.The rebellion was led by James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, who claimed to be rightful heir to the throne after James became after King of England, Scotland and Ireland on the death of his elder brother Charles II.Monmouth, an illegitimate son of Charles II, landed at Lyme Regis on 11 June 1685 and over the following weeks his rag-tag army of nonconformists, artisans and farm workers fought a series of skirmishes with local militias and regular soldiers.But the rebels were unable to match James II’s forces and the rebellion ended in defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor, on 6 July 1685.Monmouth was executed for treason on 15 July 1685 and hundreds of his supporters were condemned to death or transportation by Judge Jeffreys, during a series of notorious trials which came to be known as the Bloody Assizes. 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Neighbours began hanging their washing out in public in support of Ms MountjoyCredit:Alison Stenning It was once the epicentre of the fight against the Catholic monarch James II, earning a reputation as “the most rebellious town in Devon” after its men volunteered in droves to follow the Duke of Monmouth.Now the winds of dissent are once more blowing through Colyton, but this time over the delicate matter of underwear.Where once the struggle was over the question of religion and who could lay rightful claim to the throne, today’s uprising turns on a woman’s right to hang her smalls out in public.It began when Claire Mountjoy, a mother of three, received an email from local traders instructing her not to hang her washing out to dry for fear it would lower the tone of the neighbourhood.In response hundreds of fellow residents have taken to displaying bras, nighties, pants and other items of laundry outside their homes in a show of solidarity with Ms Mountjoy. Claire Mountjoy – and laundry – outside her house in Colyton, DevonCredit:SWNS.com Soon hundreds in the town had joined inCredit:Alison Stenning “We all try hard to keep our lovely town thriving and looking good. The visitors walk up from the tram and your terrace is a prime location.”While we understand you have a small house with no outside room for your boys, would you please consider using a tumble dryer or hanging the washing indoors.“This letter is not written with malice but we ask you to please help us all keep Colyton a town we can all be proud of.” The email was sent by an anonymous correspondent on behalf of the Devon town’s traders, claiming that the sight of her underwear hanging outside Ms Mountjoy’s small terraced home was likely to offend passing tourists.It stated: “I am writing on behalf of local businesses and your neighbourhood to ask you with kindness not to put your washing out at the front of your house. Ms Mountjoy, an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust, said her favourite gesture of support was the bra that one sympathiser had managed to erect on the top of one of the town’s flagpoles.”It shows the fabulous community spirit Colyton has – it’s known as the most rebellious town in Devon. That kind of streak is still in its people,” she said.”It is quite strange that someone should be so upset about it. They suggest that visitors would be put off, but actually our laundry revolution is actually bringing in more visitors.” “The community response has been amazing – the rebellious nature of Colyton has come to the fore and the laundry revolution has begun!”
“University is about opening your horizons and meeting people from different cultures, different backgrounds, different sexualities, everything,” Simon Thompson, director of Accommodation for Students, told The Telegraph.“I think it’s a disadvantage if people close themselves off and don’t socialise with straight people. It just seems madness to me.”He said he is already concerned about racial segregation on campus, with a number of student housing blocks in Manchester, London, and Liverpool becoming known informally as “Chinese-only”.They mean some Chinese students now live entirely separate lives to their white British classmates, he said.He said Sheffield’s plan will go even further by enacting an explicit ban on heterosexual students, and will further fuel student segregation.Gay rights campaign Stonewall offered only muted support for the idea, saying that LGBT-only accommodation could help gay and transgender students “in the short term”. Universities have been warned of a “creeping segregation” on campus after Sheffield became the first in the country to open student housing where only gay and transgender students are allowed to live.Sheffield University says it will open a set of LGBT-only student flats in September to provide a “safe space for students to be themselves”.The university has received 30 applications so far and plans to expand the accommodation next year beyond the 12 rooms currently offered.It follows concerns from the student union that gay and transgender students will be subject to “bullying and harassment” in mainstream accommodation.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––A report from gay rights group Stonewall this year found that 42 percent of LGBT students in the UK are forced to hide their sexuality at university, and 33 percent have received “negative comments” from other students.But the director of the country’s largest student accommodation service criticised the plan as a form of “segregation” which will ghettoise gay youth and divide student communities. Celeste Jones, former Women’s Officer at Sheffield University Students’ Union, who campaigned to introduce the LGBT-only flatsCredit:Sheffield University Students’ Union 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. But they said addressing homophobia on campus “is also about changing the wider culture to be inclusive and accepting of all people”, adding: “We’re working towards a world where everyone can be accepted without exception, wherever they live, work, study, or pray.”Birmingham University briefly considered its own LGBT-only housing scheme in 2016, but quickly dropped the idea after lack of interest from students.Sheffield University insisted this weekend that they do not want to “encourage any feeling of segregation”, and said the LGBT-only flats will be situated in the same building as other flats.They added: “Our student union and LGBT society confirmed that this would provide a supportive and comfortable environment.”The students’ union said: “By no means is this accommodation compulsory, nor do we wish to encourage segregation, but we feel it is extremely important that our students have the choice of living in LGBT+ only accommodation if they so desire.“Even if just a tiny fraction of LGBT+ students feel this will benefit their University experience then we feel it is all entirely worthwhile.” Gay-only dorms are already in place at some US colleges, with even Georgetown University, which is run by Jesuit Catholics, opening one earlier this year in Washington DC.Many US universities have also generated controversy by opening “racially-themed dorms”, which critics say carry disturbing parallels to 1950s-era segregation.In 2016, California State University opened a “black living-learning community” after the Black Students’ Union warned that racial “micro-aggressions” from white students made them feel unsafe.
“The chain and pendant the police have returned to us is not gold, is too chunky, and is not the kind of thing Pauline would have worn. I don’t think it is hers.”Jackie, 44, from Wythenshawe, also doubts whether two other chains returned by police belonged to Pauline.”I am grateful for the shoes, and other items of clothing, which will now be reunited with her remains. But we have an issue with the jewellery. And if they aren’t Pauline’s, who do they belong to?” It was revealed in November that body parts of Pauline had been kept by police for three decades without her family’s knowledge.Following the death of Brady in May last year, an audit was carried out and some of her remains were discovered at Leeds University, where they had been kept on behalf of Greater Manchester Police.In June, GMP contacted the family’s solicitor to reveal they had her stilettos, a broken necklace, a metal chain belt, a piece of material from her dress, a safety pin, six buttons and a press stud.A spokeswoman for GMP said after Pauline’s body was found, her then next of kin had agreed the necklace and other items should be handed over to police to keep. Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley may have killed more people, it has been suggested after the family of their first victim said the necklace returned to them 55 years later wasn’t hers.Pauline Read was 16 when she was killed in 1963, but her body was found decades later in a shallow grave on Saddleworth Moor in 1987.Brady and Hindley went on to kill another four children, aged 10 to 17.Now it’s been alleged there may have been more victims after her family received items she was said to be wearing on the day of her death – including jewellery and white stilettos.Pauline’s niece, Jackie Reade, said: “It was very emotional seeing Pauline’s shoes and clothing, I was crying.”But I was told by my nana (Pauline’s mother) that the necklace she was wearing was fine gold with a St Christopher on it. The necklace and medallion returned to the family of Moors Murder victim, Pauline Read, which they say is not hersCredit:MEN MEDIA 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. Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra HindleyCredit:AFP Peter Hall, head of civil litigation for Tranters Solicitors of Stockport, who is representing Jackie, said: “The likelihood is that these items returned to Jackie purporting to relate to Pauline in fact relate to other murder victims.”It has been another unpleasant twist in an already deeply upsetting matter for Jackie.”
A rollover crash on northbound Interstate 5 near the East Fork Lewis River Bridge blocked two lanes of traffic for hours Wednesday afternoon.The crash was first reported about 12:02 p.m., according to an alert from the Washington State Department of Transportation.Maps showed traffic backing up from Milepost 18 to the Salmon Creek area shortly after the crash. Two hours later, officials reported that the backup stretched about 6 miles south on the freeway. Vehicles squeezed by the crash in the left lane.Responders dispatched to the scene found an SUV and travel trailer on their sides. Three people were involved in the crash; one person reportedly suffered minor injuries, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Crews cleared the crash by about 2:30 p.m., according to WSDOT.
Load More Philippines electronic gaming outlet service provider PhilWeb Corporation has reported a narrowed loss of Php22 million (US$426,000) in 1H19, down from Php45.3 million 12 months earlier, on the back of higher revenue and better cost management.Issuing its first half results on Friday, PhilWeb revealed a 25% increase in revenue to Php246 million (US$4.8 million), while EBITDA grew six-fold to Php16 million compared with Php2.4 million in the prior year period. RelatedPosts Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling PAGCOR revenue to hit Php75 billion in 2020 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status The company cited stronger performance from its 68 electronic casino outlets and the addition of 22 co-managed electronic bingo outlets as part of a recent deal with the Palmary group for the improved results.“This shows that we are well on track regarding our commitment to getting PhilWeb back to its former profitability levels, during which times we were able to pay out high dividends to stockholders and generate significant share price increases as well,” said Chairman Gregorio Ma. Araneta III.“PhilWeb remains committed to our role in consistently increasing the revenues of PAGCOR, which we have done for over 13 years.”PhilWeb is an accredited service provider to Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR for its network of electronic gaming outlets.
Over 100 shanties were gutted in a devastating fire at three slums in Rail gate area of Chattogram on Saturday night, reports UNB.Three firefighting units from Chandanpur, Agrabad and Bayzid station doused the fire at 12:30am after several hours of frantic efforts, said Jashim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defense.The fire originated from an electric short circuit at Jashim’s colony around 9:45pm and soon spread to two adjacent slums in the area, he said. The fire burned down 47 shanties at Jashim’s colony, 40 shanties at Ali Akbar Colony while 27 others at Rahim Colony.The loss incurred by the fire was estimated at around TK 250,000, fire service sources said.
X AAA Texas says about 8.2 million Texans are expected to travel between now and January 2nd. That’s the most on record. Spokesman Doug Shupe says most people around the state will travel by car, about 7.6 million. That’s despite the fact gas prices have been going up. “However we are still paying among the top 10 cheapest statewide averages here in Texas compared to other drivers nationwide,” adds Shupe. The Houston Airport System is also expecting some big travel numbers. Spokesman Bill Begley says about 2.4 million people are expected to pass through Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airports. Many of those are international travelers. “I think a big part of it is our growing route map,” says Begley. “At both airports we’re adding service to either existing international destinations or adding international destinations.”Some traveling Texans are opting for other modes. AAA Texas says about 3.5 million Texas will travel by bus or train, or go on a cruise. 00:00 /01:02 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: George Bush Intercontinental websiteGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Share
Before a certain point in development, babies are incapable — neurologically, it seems — of seeing themselves in a mirror. Rather, they see some other baby crawling around, taking up their space, staring back at them from a disturbingly familiar room. Then, quite suddenly and reliably, the brain acquires the ability to empathize and to see the world from another’s perspective — we can understand that a reflection is a non-entity, and over time this sort of understanding continues; we begin to understand that other people exist as we do, and that they have their own sets of feelings and priorities.It all begins with the mirror, however: as we come to understand ourselves as a part of the material world, we naturally draw equivalencies to other, similarly material people. It’s the beginning of true understanding that we are not the only personality in the universe.Yet a mirror shows us only the exterior of our bodies; how fundamentally might we change people’s worldview by letting them look beneath the skin to see the full reality of their bodies? Later this month, the Computer Human Interaction conference will host an art project that hopes to do just that. Previously on display at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, this remarkable, multi-disciplinary effort is both educational and artistic. It combines scientific data and methodologies with an artist’s ambitions of consciousness-raising. View a video of the technology below.The only problem with the project is in the barrier to entry; from start to finish, a participant needs to cordon off more than three hours to see their insides splayed out on screen. That sounds like a fine investment to people like me, but precludes the sort of drop-in users that this technology seems to demand. If you want to use this magic mirror you’ll need a PET scan, an X-Ray, and an MRI scan to completely detail all your internal bits and bobs. That means that you have to take an injection of radionuclide, get blasted by X-rays, and then sit inside a giant super-magnet. Though this should all be safe (the by far is the X-ray CT scan) it will scare a lot of people away from the project.Those who do push through, however, will have all this data analyzed and compiled into a multi-flavored matrix that can be rendered out in real time. Microsoft’s Kinect camera then steps in to do what it does best, capturing the user’s motions and communicating those motions to an outside 3D model. Thus, users can see their bodies animated in real-time, from the inside out.This sort of technology is mostly useful to the public, but a version of this idea could end up being a powerful tool to help doctors communicate with patients. Augmented reality is gaining traction in medicine for diagnosis, education, or even practical uses like assisting in surgery. This is just a glimpse of the sorts of creative applications we’re bound to see over the next several years.
Howrah(WB): Two class 5 students drowned in a pond in West Bengal’s Howrah district Tuesday, police said. The two students drowned in a pond in Domjur area of the district while taking a bath, they said.
For a newspaper that’s small and underweight even by British standards, the Guardian has a knack for making some big noises, both in its home market and across the pond.The venerable paper (founded in 1821) was one of five news organizations to publish stories based on WikiLeaks’s trove of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables in late 2010. The only U.S. newspaper to publish the leaks, the New York Times, did so thanks to the generosity of the Guardian, which shared the documents.Next, the Guardian’s revelations about the extent of illegal phone tapping by journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World in 2011 helped bring down the massively popular British tabloid and led to a wave of criminal prosecutions in Britain.In late May, the Guardian was at it once more. The newspaper raced The Washington Post to break details of a massive National Security Agency surveillance program. It subsequently posted the first and only video interview with Edward Snowden, the young American security contractor who was the source of The Post’s and Guardian’s stories.Not a bad run of scoops for a financially struggling, frankly liberal newspaper with a newsprint circulation of fewer than 160,000 copies daily (which makes it roughly the size of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) but with a significantly larger digital following worldwide.The NSA stories, in particular, raised the Guardian’s profile to an Everest-like peak. Its video interview with Snowden, conducted by its star U.S. columnist Glenn Greenwald, attracted nearly 7 million unique views worldwide in one day. The total was a record for the paper’s website, which is already one of the world’s most heavily trafficked news sites with a high of 41 million unique monthly visitors.The NSA and WikiLeaks revelations also raise a question: Why is a London-based news organization revealing so many secrets about the United States government?“We’re just doing what journalists do,” replies Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian’s longtime editor and architect of its global digital strategy. “We were contacted, just as The Washington Post was contacted, [by a source] with some very interesting documents. No journalist in the world wouldn’t have been interested in this.”The Guardian, he points out, is equally dogged about domestic spying; it published revelations last month that the British equivalent of the NSA monitored the computers and phone calls of foreign officials during two G-20 summit meetings in London in 2009 — a story that embarrassed the British government on the eve of hosting another international summit.Since 2008, the Guardian has been making a major push to appeal to the U.S. market. After a bout of layoffs, it now employs 29 journalists in the United States, primarily in New York and Washington. Online visitors from the States are channeled to the Guardian’s U.S. edition, which features America-centric news. Monday’s page, for example, carried articles about the deaths of firefighters in Arizona and a retrospective of photos from the Battle of Gettysburg.Along the way, the paper has hired a succession of U.S. pundits such as Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff, NPR host Bob Garfield and former Wonkette blogger Ana Marie Cox.Its biggest hire, arguably, has been Greenwald, the crusading columnist who broke (along with The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman) the NSA surveillance stories.Greenwald joined the Guardian as a regular columnist and blogger last August. He said the decisive factor in his decision to leave Salon.com for the Guardian wasn’t money, but rather the newspaper’s approach to the powerful.“For at least a couple of years before I went there, I found myself citing Guardian articles quite frequently in the work I was doing,” Greenwald said in an exchange of emails from Rio de Janeiro, where he resides with his Brazilian husband. “They were extensively covering vital stories that most U.S. media outlets were either ignoring or downplaying in areas of U.S. foreign policy, civil liberties, secrecy, whistleblowing and the like.” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up a copy of Britain’s Guardian newspaper as he addresses media on the grounds of Ellingham Hall in Norfolk, eastern England, on Dec. 17, 2010. Carl Court/AFP In Greenwald’s view, U.S. media outlets “tend to be far more reverent of and accommodating to political power than British media outlets, including the Guardian.”Then again, the Guardian has its own sacred cows. Unlike its U.S. media cousins, which have traditionally sought neutrality in their news reporting, the Guardian hews to the British model of identifying with a political party. The paper has been liberal since its founding by Manchester mill owners and cotton merchants; in the last British elections it supported the minority Liberal Democrats.It has played politics here, too. In 2004, it enlisted its readers to write to undecided voters in Ohio, advising them to vote against President George W. Bush. The campaign elicited a thunderous rebuke from U.S. and British readers alike and was scrapped.Rusbridger explains that some of the Guardian’s willingness to experiment, and much of its independence, is a result of its unusual ownership structure. The newspaper has been owned for decades by a charitable foundation, the Scott Trust Limited, whose “core purpose” is to secure the paper’s editorial independence “in perpetuity.” The trust also owns a sister newspaper, the Observer. (On Sunday, the Observer posted and then quickly withdrew a story that alleged the United States had worked with European Union countries to collect personal communications data; the piece was based solely on information from Wayne Madsen, a U.S. conspiracy theorist who has suggested that President Barack Obama is gay.)For all its nominal success abroad, the Guardian is troubled at home. Circulation of its domestic print edition has tumbled by more than half since the beginning of 2006; according to British media accounts, the paper lost about $1 million a week from 2009 to 2012. It continues to lose money, according to Rusbridger. “We’ve been through lean times like everyone else,” he says. “Last year wasn’t great.”But he notes that the paper is subsidized by other ventures owned by the trust, including Auto Trader, a highly profitable British car-sales site.Rusbridger isn’t blind to the irony. The next round of globe-rattling government-secrecy revelations, he says, may be brought to you by “a secondhand car magazine.”© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments No related posts.
Adventure tourism has been a recent area of thrust for India. This rapidly growing industry now offers attractive opportunities to travellers from within the country as well as from abroad.The 12th annual convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will be held from February 12-14 in Madhya Pradesh, at Hanumantiya, on the banks of Indira Sagar Dam. The convention will revolve around the theme of Adventure Travel – Changing Dynamics.Convention Chairman Tejbir Anand, a former President of ATOAI, says that the meeting will have brainstorming sessions and activities for active tour operators. The deliberations will chiefly focus on keeping up with current challenges and technology.
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