UN chief congratulates Afghan President on inauguration

19 November 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to support Afghanistan’s progress towards peace, stability and development, as he congratulated Hamid Karzai on his inauguration as President for a second term. “He welcomes the commitment of President Karzai to serve all Afghans, to fight corruption and to bring increased good governance, security and services to the country,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.“In pursuance of realizing these goals concretely, the United Nations looks forward to working with President Karzai and his Government, the people of Afghanistan, and Afghanistan’s international partners,” the statement added. Mr. Ban sent his best wishes to the President and to the people of Afghanistan at this “critical juncture in their history” and reaffirmed the UN’s determination to support the country’s peace and development efforts. Mr. Karzai was re-elected after his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from the presidential run-off that had been planned for 7 November.On a visit to Afghanistan earlier this month, Mr. Ban urged Mr. Karzai to ensure good governance, “including the eradication of corruptive practices prevalent in Afghanistan, controlling drug trafficking and forming a unity government with experienced ministers and government officials.”In addition, he has pledged that last month’s attack on a guest house in the capital, Kabul, which killed five UN staff and injured nine others, will not deter the world body from its mission to help the Afghan people build a better future. The Secretary-General was represented at today’s inauguration ceremony by his Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kai Eide. read more

New Zealand says Lanka under scrutiny

“Their response on that was encouraging.“I received very strong assurances that elections will held in September in the north and the planning is being undertaken for that purpose and that that would provide a basis for some of those devolution recommendations.”Mr McCully said there were two ways of looking at Sri Lanka’s hosting of the Commonwealth meeting. “One is to simply point to the issues around reconciliation and say the hosting decision was one the Commonwealth shouldn’t have made. Well the fact is they have made that decision and the meeting is going to take place. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Sri Lanka’s hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November will focus international scrutiny on what progress it is making on human rights and reconciliation issues, the New Zealand Herald reported today.McCully met President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week in a visit to Sri Lanka, as well as Foreign Minister Professor GL Peiris and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. He said he had wanted to look at human rights and reconciliation issues that had provoked international concern “and make sure that New Zealand’s strong interest in those matters was fully registered in Sri Lanka.” Prime Minister John Key has already said he will attend the conference, held every two years, and McCully will go too. “The second way to view is to say ‘Look, this really does create an environment in which there is going to be quite strong international scrutiny of progress being made on the reconciliation front and it is important that they understand that that is the way we see the meeting and that we, therefore encourage further progress between now and November in that way.”He would be discussing his meetings with other foreign ministers, including Australia’s, Bob Carr. Mc Cully said he wanted to encourage progress to take place in Sri Lanka before the CHOGM meeting and to be clear that such progress would be “the framing through which many countries attending would be seeing their participation this year.”He said one of the big concerns was been lack of progress on devolution, and particularly devolution in the north, where the Tamil Tigers seeking self-rule were defeated. read more

Team USA Isnt Getting Better — World Basketball Is Getting Worse

1994World Cup+9.5+37.8 2000Olympics+12.0+21.6 We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.Despite trailing much of the first half, the U.S. men’s basketball team defeated Australia 98-88 on Wednesday, moving to 3-0 in Olympic pool play. Over those three games, the Americans have won by an average of 37 points, the third-best mark of any U.S. team through three games of a major international tournament1Including both the Olympics and FIBA world championships. since the Dream Team era began in 1992.The other two teams — the original ’92 wrecking squad and their ridiculously stacked 2012 heirs — dominated en route to Olympic gold. But if this year’s team ends up pulling the same trick, it might not be so much a testament to U.S. dominance as a signal that the rest of the world has gotten weaker in recent years after a long run of improvement.We can measure the progress of international competition over time using Team USA as a reference point. Since American Olympic and FIBA World Cup teams are made up entirely of NBA players (save for the U.S.’s 1998 FIBA Worlds squad, which featured zero stars due to that summer’s NBA lockout), we can estimate the total talent on those rosters using Box Plus/Minus (BPM).2Specifically, I built a multiyear projection model that estimates a player’s talent level in a given year using both the seasons leading up to and following the season in question, when available. Since these tournaments take place in the summer, I averaged a player’s talent estimate between the previous and next season; e.g., Michael Jordan’s rating for the 1992 Dream Team was an average of his 1992 and 1993 BPM talent ratings. In regular NBA competition, there’s a steady relationship between a team’s underlying talent, its per-game margin of victory and the strength of schedule it faced. Therefore, we can estimate the strength of Team USA’s opposition in international tournaments (such as the Olympics) by comparing its margin of victory to that which we’d expect based on the talent level of the U.S. roster. 2002World Cup+10.0+16.9 Team USA’s greatest basketball rosters (on paper) 1992Olympics+23.1+43.8 2010World Cup+9.4+24.6 2016Olympics+13.1— 2004Olympics+12.7+4.6 2014World Cup+11.4+33.0 1996Olympics+20.8+32.5 YEARTOURNAMENTROSTER TALENTPPG MARGIN 2008Olympics+19.0+27.9 No matter whether we look at the Olympics or the World Cup, the level of competition faced by the U.S. peaked with the surprise upsets of 2004 and 2006, and has been zooming back down ever since — even after controlling for changes in talent on America’s rosters. Yes, USA Basketball improved its team selections after its mid-2000s wake-up call, but the U.S. is also winning by wider margins than we’d expect from its talent improvements alone.And in many ways, the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will put this trend to the ultimate test. This year’s American roster is, according to BPM, the weakest U.S. Olympic squad since 2004, and the third-weakest since ’92. On the spectrum between America’s strongest Olympic teams (1992) and its weakest World Cup teams (2010), the 2016 version sits near the middle, but it also bears more resemblance to the average U.S. World Cup squad than the average Olympics entry. Without Steph Curry, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul (and so forth), this is just the kind of depleted roster that could have been poised to disappoint in years past.Instead, the U.S. is 3-0 — albeit shakily so after Wednesday’s unconvincing victory over the 11th-best team in the world. If the Americans can iron out the shooting woes of the Australia game and keep winning, it might mean this roster is better than the numbers thought. But it could also be further evidence that the U.S.’s competition is less of a threat than in years past. Based on multiyear Box Plus/Minus talent ratings, weighted by each player’s minutes played in the tournament.Source: Basketball-Reference.com, RealGM.com 2012Olympics+19.8+32.1 Unsurprisingly, the 1992 Dream Team was the most talented group the U.S. ever sent to a major international tournament. Weighting by each player’s minutes played — and putting aside the complicated relationship between projection and reality for superteams — that ’92 squad had +23.1 points per 100 possessions of BPM talent on its hands. (By comparison, the most talented NBA team ever, the 1995-96 Bulls, boasted a +10.8 mark; the 2015-16 Warriors were +8.5.) Against average NBA competition, we’d have expected them to win by a margin of 25.9 points per game, so the fact that they won by 43.8 instead implies they were playing competition about 17.8 points per game worse than the NBA average. (As another point of comparison, the Denver Nuggets were the NBA’s worst team during the 1991-92 season, and they were “only” 7.6 points per game worse than average after adjusting for schedule, earning a 24-58 record.) Yes, the Dream Team was really good, but the competition was also pretty weak.That wouldn’t stay the case for long. Although the U.S. won the 1994 World Championship by an average of 38 points per game despite fielding a far weaker roster than they’d sent to Barcelona in ’92, the landslide victory margins would quickly taper off. In 1996, the second iteration of the Dream Team carried an impressive +20.8 BPM talent rating (10 points/100 possessions better than any team in NBA history), yet it won by 32.5 points per game — only 9 more than would be expected vs. average NBA competition. In just four years, America’s international competition had begun closing the gap.The U.S. advantage would be steadily chipped away every few years, in concert with USA Basketball assembling its own squads of ever-decreasing talent. The two trends came to a head at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, when America was stunned with a bronze-medal finish. Despite its disappointing performance, that team wasn’t exactly barren — it starred the already legendary Tim Duncan, plus a still-in-his-prime Allen Iverson, the perpetually underrated Shawn Marion and Lamar Odom, and even young versions of budding superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. On the other hand, it also prominently featured Stephon Marbury, whose reputation for killing NBA teams might be overstated, but was definitely not at his best in Athens.American fans quickly attributed the loss to toxic chemistry and poor fit — a fair criticism, if you peruse this wacky roster — but it was also apparent the world had improved greatly since the Dream Team’s debut. According to the numbers, Team USA’s competition at the 2004 Olympics played to a level about 9.8 points per game better than NBA average. Even granting that our method is only a proxy (and should have some give built in to it to allow for things like badly constructed rosters and questionable coaching), that’s still a quantum leap forward for U.S. opponents, compared with Barcelona 12 years earlier.Athens was a high point for international parity, but it may also have been a bit of a mirage. In response to the debacle of 2004, the U.S. assembled a more talented roster for the 2006 FIBA Worlds, and although America was held to the bronze again, it did post an average scoring margin 15.8 points per game greater than in Athens. Two years later, the Redeem Team won gold with a +27.9 PPG margin; then America easily won the 2010 World Championship with the least talent the U.S. had sent to a major tournament in the post-’92 era. Tack on two more golds after that (at the 2012 Olympics and 2014 FIBA Worlds) with growing victory margins, and the U.S.’s international foes are trending in the wrong direction: 2006World Cup+15.4+20.4 read more

Mens Basketball Jake Diebler named as Ohio State assistant coach

Chris Holtmann celebrates during a timeout in the second half of the game against Penn State on Feb. 7. Ohio State won 74-70. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Lantern ReporterHead coach Chris Holtmann has officially re-filled his coaching staff.Ohio State confirmed Monday that Jake Diebler will replace former assistant coach Mike Schrage for the 2019-20 basketball season. Schrage left the Buckeyes on April 5 for a head coaching job at Elon.“We are excited about the addition of Jake Diebler to our staff,” Holtmann said in a statement. “Jake has shown the ability to recruit at a high level, teach and develop players and his work ethic is highly regarded.”Diebler is the brother of former Ohio State guard Jon Diebler, and played four years with Valparaiso from 2005-09. Jake Diebler then took a student assistant role at Diebler before becoming an assistant coach there in 2012.Jake Diebler was at Ohio State as a video coordinator from 2014-16, and was more recently an assistant coach at Vanderbilt for the past two seasons. read more

Abandoned dog shot dead by police after being tied to telegraph pole

first_imgAssistant chief constable Jason Harwin of Cleveland Police said: “We are always saddened by the death of an animal, but the difficult decision to destroy the dog was taken in partnership with animal welfare experts. “The decision was made at the end of a six-hour operation after we had exhausted all other options, including attempting to trace the owner and re-homing. “Veterinary professionals told us that, even if the dog could have been successfully sedated, they couldn’t have rehomed the dog due to its aggressive behaviour and that this was the kindest course of action. If the dog couldn’t be rehomed then the likely outcome would have been that it would have been euthanised by a vet.  Animal lovers have hit out at police for shooting an abandoned dog that was tied to a telegraph pole after officers were too scared to approach it.The dog, believed to be a Caucasian shepherd, was shot by a marksman after the decision was taken by police and the RSPCA to kill the animal.  The news that the dog had been shot sparked outrage with many asking why the animal was not sedated first after it was found in Hartlepool on Sunday.  A photograph of the shaggy-coated shepherd is being circulated with the caption “you did not deserve to die” on social media.Clare Pittman who was at the scene described it as a “travesty” adding that onlookers made attempts to stop Cleveland Police from killing the animal. “We also took on board advice from specially-trained officers at the scene and engaged with vets to try to attempt to resolve the issue long-term, however, sadly the only safe decision was to destroy the dog.  “The dog wasn’t aggressive, it was scared. The dog barked once while I was there, the other time the dog barked was when it saw the rifle getting passed over the fence.” 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. The dog was found on Sunday morning, tied to a pole The dog was found on Sunday morning, tied to a pole Pictures of the dog circulated social media following the incident Pictures of the dog circulated social media following the incidentcenter_img Police tried to find the owners of the dog Credit: Ian Cooper/Evening Gazette Witnesses pleaded with authorities not to shoot the dogCredit: Ian Cooper/ Evening Gazette “It was a difficult balance, we were in fear that the dog could have got loose and potentially injured someone and the dogs’ welfare was a serious concern whilst it was tied up. If there could have been any other alternative ending, then of course we would have taken it. “We would fully support the RSPCA in appealing for any information with regards to the owner of the dog to come forward.”A petition has since been launched asking for justice for the dog. It has reached over 4,500 signatures of it’s 5,000 target. Witnesses said that the dog looked to be only 18 months old. Caucasian shepherd dogs are very popular in Russia and are known to need specific training. The breed has earned a reputation for being extremely reliable watchdogs and companions thanks to their loyal yet gentle and nature She told the Daily Telegraph: “Myself and several others offered to re-home the dog. A man who used to be in the navy turned up with a specialised suit and had previous experience with dangerous dogs. He offered to deal with the dog but police shut him down.”Paul White added: “I think it was handled in the complete wrong way. I tried to get over the fence to get the dog but the police officers would not let us. Witnesses pleaded with authorities not to shoot the dog Police tried to find the owners of the dog  Another witness said: “It will stay with me forever, they handled it horribly and it was wrong that dog was murdered.”Hundreds of comments have also been left on Dog Theft Awareness North East UK – where the incident was first reported.The police worked with the RSPCA and veterinary professionals in order to calm the dog down, but to no avail. The dog reportedly became increasingly aggressive as time went on and attempts to find the dog’s owner were unsuccessful.last_img read more

Naomi Campbell washes her hair with it and 7 other uses for

first_imgSo shiny (Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images)NAOMI CAMPBELL REVEALED a while back that she washes her hair with a mixture of raw egg, Guinness and washing up liquid, and that’s what makes it so shiny.Campbelltold some of her beauty secrets to OK Magazine and said that a drop of the black stuff (mixed with egg and washing-up liquid) is perfect for glossy tresses.Don’t all stampede to the supermarket at once ladies.With the weekend that’s in it, what  other uses have been dreamed up for Guinness, besides a beverage and a shampoo?1. CrispsPic: Susan DalyWe’ve sampled these here at DailyEdge.ie Towers. These were our faces:2. Guinness and cheddar dipFor the crisps, obviouslyPic and recipe: The Parsley Thief3. An aid for breastfeeding mothersOk, so this is an old wives’ tale, but the story used to go that the hops in Guinness would help new mothers to produce milk.Pic: YouTube screengrab4. A pick me up for blood donorsA bottle of Guinness for blood donors was a practice ceased several years ago, after parent company Diageo said it had “long stopped promoting the product as medicinal”.5. A drink to give visiting VIPsObama in Moneygall. Insert joke about Guinness farts here (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)She looked, but she didn’t touch (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire)Ronnie Drew and Bertie Ahern enjoy a pint with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in 1999 (Chris Bacon/PA Archive)6. ChocolatePic: Susan DalyHmmm…7. Noxious fartsOK, so we’re clutching at straws here, but Guinness is well known for producing gases so noxious that they almost create a greenish hue in the air.Sure there’s some way we could harness this energy for good?Pic: Shutterstock.comPIC: St. Patrick’s Day delivery to a single Irish pub>Does “Kiss me, I’m Irish” really work?last_img read more

Amazon being investigated by competition watchdog

first_imgTHE GERMAN COMPETITION watchdog has today launched an investigation into the policy of online retailer Amazon which bans third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere on the web.The Federal Cartel Office said in a statement that it has begun questioning thousands of third-party traders who sell their goods on Amazon’s online platform.“Amazon’s price parity clause – which denies traders the freedom of offering a product cheaper elsewhere – may breach general cartel rules,” said office president Andreas Mundt.“This is particularly the case if restricting a trader’s price-setting freedom also hampers competition between different Internet market places,” Mundt said.There was considerable evidence that this was the case, the cartel office chief said.Amazon is already under fire in Germany over allegations it mistreats its temporary workers, many of whom are foreign.- © AFP, 2013Read: First numbers on Google’s bid to take on Amazon’s shopping business >last_img read more

Woman airlifted after being hit by TriRail in Opalocka

first_imgOLPD responded to an accident @ 1710 NW 151 St.involving a Tri-Rail train striking an adult female. The female was airlifted to Ryder Trauma, serious injuries but stable. The investigation continues.— Opa Locka Police (@ChiefJDobson) July 2, 2019 OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted a woman to the hospital after she was hit by a Tri-Rail train in Opa-locka.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along the 1700 block of Northwest 151st Street, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Tuesday.7Skyforce HD captured air rescue arriving on scene before the victim was wheeled into the helicopter. The patient was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in serious but stable condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

State Rep Dave Robertson Discusses Education Senior Care Combatting Opioid Dependency In

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Below is a press release from State Representative Dave Robertson’s office:Ending late Thursday evening, Representative David Robertson and the House of Representatives passed the House version of the 2020 budget in a critical step setting out the course of state investments over the next fiscal year. Focusing especially on education, senior care, environmental programs and the opioid epidemic, the $42 billion dollar budget also boosted local aid in order to reduce local property taxes and provide municipalities with revenue needed for local services and operations.“I am proud of this budget. The House, under Speaker Robert DeLeo and Chairman Michelwitz, worked with other Chairmen and Representatives to create a community-facing budget.” Said Representative Robertson from the floor. “We sought to help towns like Tewksbury and Wilmington by increasing educational aid, unrestricted general aid the towns may use at their discretion, and other support. This will help strong community services while maintaining livability within our homes.”A highlight of the education portion of the budget was the increase of state aide to school districts by $30 per student, which reflects a recommendation by the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Convened in 2015, the commission studied state aid to schools and advised recommendations to support educational services as their mission adapts and changes. The total increase, topping out at $218 million dollars, is given to each town to ease the demand on property taxes and support schools locally. In addition to general aid the Special Education Circuit Breaker, which reimburses schools for extra-support for students requiring additional assistance received a nine million dollar increase.In the Health and Human Services portion of the House’s budget, our senior populations should be happy to know that many programs that they rely on benefitted greatly. With nursing home costs rising, and their necessary services needed by more and more of Massachusetts’ aging population, the FY2020 budget sought to address this growing problem through an increase in supplemental funding for nursing homes across the Commonwealth and an emergency task force aimed at helping to bring stability to the industry to mitigate or end the ever-increasing costs of the industry. In addition to these nursing home changes, funding increases to municipal Councils on Aging across the state should be able to reach out to and positively affect more seniors in their communities.In addition to addressing funding changes in education, and senior care programs, the FY2020 budget continues the Legislature’s hard push to fighting opioid addiction. This public health crisis has touched nearly every household across the Commonwealth through one form or another. Last year Massachusetts ranked among the top ten states with drug overdose deaths involving opioids, with over 2,000 people succumbing to an opioid overdose in Massachusetts, and with a disproportionate (population wise) percent of those deaths occurring in Middlesex County. In addition to funding to substance abuse and recovery services to help those in need, the House budget gives all EMS and ambulance companies access to bulk-purchase naloxone, making it more available for use in the field, especially in communities whose emergency services have had difficulties being fully funded.“Families throughout the Commonwealth, including Tewksbury and Wilmington have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, and I hope the funding in our state budget will provide us with a framework to continue to build an appropriate response to this overwhelming issue, and to stop the tragedies and help save lives,” said Robertson. “But, this critical funding in the House is just that, a starting point for us as a community to continue to build from in our fight.”Local earmarks for Tewksbury and Wilmington included direct subsidization for lot improvements at Livingston Street fields and a new ambulance in Tewksbury, as well as renovations to be made to the Buzzell Senior Center in Wilmington. The budget will next be debated by the Senate before consolidation and gubernatorial review in the coming weeks.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”State Rep. Dave Robertson & His Colleagues Help Tewksbury Take Official Possession Of Livingston StreetIn “Government”last_img read more

Lion King remake is the 9th highestgrossing film ever

first_img 2019 movies to geek out over 77 Photos TV and Movies Share your voice Post a commentcenter_img Enlarge ImageMost profitable lion of all time. Walt Disney Pictures The new and “improved” Lion King remake beat the original at the box office after just 11 days in theaters. But the original has nothing to be ashamed of, because now Lion King 2019 has beaten all but eight other movies at the global box office. At $1.435 billion, it’s now the ninth highest-grossing movie of all time, according to Box Office Mojo.It beat Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second of four Avengers flicks, to get that spot. It’ll have to make another $80 million or so to beat (Fast and) Furious 7, which at $1.516 billion is the eighth top-grossing flick ever. Avengers: Endgame is box office king, with $2.795 billion made at the global box office.These numbers don’t take inflation into account, though. Adjusting for inflation, the new film is still behind the original. The Lion King grossed $968 million in 1994, which converts to about $1.676 billion in 2019 money.The lion’s share of Lion King’s gross comes from international markets. According to Box Office Mojo, $939 million is from foreign markets while the film has made $496 million in the US.This year has been incredible for Disney to say the least. It’s already surpassed the box office record set by one single company in a single year. You can see why: The Lion King joins Disney’s Aladdin live-action remake, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home in the $1 billion club for 2019.Though it’s a cash cow, the new Lion King hasn’t been a critical darling. It holds a 55 on Metacritic and is only 52% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. (The audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 88%, though.) Tags 0last_img read more

Muhith sees 100pc chance of ALs return to power

first_imgFiance minister AMA Muhith holds a pre-budget discussion with Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloSet to place the last budget of the present government next month, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Wednesday said teachers of more educational institutions will be covered by official pay roll in the next year.One who earlier rejected possibility of bringing any more private school and college teachers under what is officially called monthly pay order (MPO) facility, Muhith is going to make the shift only a few months before the scheduled general elections.He, however, said the MPOs, which were plagued by criticism of politicisation, would not be targeted to the teacher but to the institutions with certain conditions imposed by his ministry.“MPO will be given to some institutions but it is not the education but the finance ministry which will decide on the terms and conditions,” said the minister at a pre-budget discussion with Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat.Muhith also expressed confidence that his Awami League party’s chance of returning to power through the next election is 100 per cent.“If voted to power again, it is going to devolve power, to take decisions on preparing budget by the local government authorities,” he said citing examples of many countries where local governments are more powerful.The finance minister expressed his confidence that rate of poor people in the country would come down to 10 per cent by the year 2024, the year after the likely election to the 12th parliamentHe reiterated that the government is going to lower the corporate tax, which is now up to 45 per cent of net income, in the next (2018-19) budget.The finance minister is likely to place in parliament his 10th consecutive budget on 7 June and it is expected to be passed by parliament on 30 June.Asked about the budgetary opportunity of whitening black money, Muhith insisted that the law is there to allow legalising untaxed money giving certain percentage as penalty and tax.About tax that increases prices of consumer items, the minister gave his opinion in favour of no duty protection to local sugar mills. “Duty on sugar is given for protecting 150,000 workers of nationalised sugar mills, but they must be allowed to die,” he added.Improving quality of education and healthcare services, introducing bus for schoolchildren, preventing rising cost of living in cities, bringing middle class and industrial workers under social protection schemes, and addressing banking sector crisis are some of the suggestions that came from the journalists.ERF president Saiful Islam Dilal, its former presidents Monowar Hossain, Zakaria Kajal, Khawaza Main Uddin and Sultan Mahmud, ERF vice president Salahuddin Bablu, former ERF general secretary Abu Kawser and ERF acting general secretary Rizvy Newaz, among others, joined the discussion.last_img read more

Cardinals Release 2019 Volleyball Schedule

first_imgNovember will begin with the Cardinals in Beantown for a matchup with Boston College Nov. 1 before heading to Syracuse on Nov. 3 for a match.  UofL stays on the road for a tilt with Miami (Nov. 8) and Florida State (Nov. 10) in the Sunshine State. Story Links The University of Louisville volleyball team has released its 2019 schedule and the Cardinals will play 19 matches against regionally ranked opponents, 15 of which were also nationally ranked with 11 matchups coming against 2018 NCAA participants. ACC play opens up the weekend of Sept. 27 when the Cardinals begin a home stand of four matches, beginning with NC State (Sept. 27), UNC (Sept. 29), Georgia Tech (Oct. 4) and Clemson (Oct. 6). Coming down the homestretch, the Cards will host Syracuse (Nov. 15), Miami (Nov. 22) and Miami (Nov. 24).  Louisville will complete the regular season slate at Pitt on Nov. 27. Louisville will wrap up non-conference play with matches on the road against two of its oldest rivals, at Kentucky on Sept. 20 and at Cincinnati on Sept.  22. UofL will begin the season by hosting two tournaments in the newly named L&N Federal Credit Union Arena. The Cardinal Classic will feature NCAA participants Dayton and Florida as well as SEC opponent Texas A&M.  The Fleur de Lis Tournament invites Arizona State, intrastate rival Western Kentucky and Tennessee Tech.center_img Back home again in the L&N Federal Credit Union Arena, the Cardinals will host Virginia (Oct. 25) and last year’s ACC Champion Pittsburgh (Oct. 27) to wrap up a busy month of October.  Print Friendly Version The Cardinals then hit the road for the Lipscomb Tournament which will host Louisville, Purdue and Xavier the weekend of Sept. 13.  UofL faces Purdue on Sept. 13 and Lipscomb on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Cardinals made their 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament this season led by ACC Setter of the Year Wilma Rivera and 2017 Defensive Player of the Year Molly Sauer, who were both seniors. Louisville will be led by returning AVCA All-East Region and First Team All ACC Melanie McHenry along with returning starters Piper Roe, Emily Scott, and Mia Stander.  Redshirt freshman Aiko Jones, transfer setter Tori Dilfer  and transfer middle Anna Stevenson will help fill gaps left by departing seniors as the Cards await the arrival of their No. 16-ranked recruiting class this summer.   Then the Cardinals flip the script and play four straight matches on the road starting with Duke, one of six nationally ranked ACC teams from 2018 on Oct. 11 followed by Wake Forest (Oct. 13). UofL will travel for a midweek tilt in South Bend against the Irish of Notre Dame, another of the ACC’s nationally ranked teams. On Oct. 20, UofL will head to Blacksburg for a match versus the Hokies of Virginia Tech.last_img read more

Fans Created A 3D Render of An Upcoming One Punch Man Fight

first_img ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies Fans are ridiculously excited for the next season of One Punch Man, and it really shows. The hotly-anticipated round of new episodes have fans seeking out just about anything they can find online to whet their appetite for all things Saitama, up to and including creating their own art. In particular, fans have taken the fight between Garou and Gyoro Gyoro from the Monster Association and turned it into an impressive 3D animation. It could end up surpassing that of the actual anime’s scene, which is a testament to how impressive the animation is.Shared by Twitter user @TheGoldenSmurf, the video teases the upcoming fight that just occurred in the newest chapter of the manga. After the Monster Association kidnapped Garou, they tried to also turn Garou into a monster himself to bring him around to their side. He isn’t one to turn easily, however, and as such there’s an epic showdown between him and the Monster Association. You can see the precursor to the fight unfold in the clip, which looks just like something that might be in a triple-A One Punch Man game. It’s not enough, that’s for sure, and we can’t wait to see the real thing.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The new season of One Punch Man is coming soon, though we don’t have a concrete date just yet. VIZ Media has gone ahead and licensed the second season, as the company officially announced not too long ago, but we don’t know when we can expect the first episode to air. The chronicles of Saitama, the real name of the hero One Punch Man, will continue soon — an everyday hero who decided he’d just become one because he was bored. There’s a lot of wackiness to take in with the show, and if you’re into shounen series, it’s certainly not one to miss. With the third season of Attack on Titan around the corner, it’s a good time to be an anime fan.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

It feels like Robert Kraft had the final say on Tom Bradys

first_imgWisconsin shouldn’t be rewarded for having a Fake ID scheduleThe College football rankings are out, and Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Clemson grabbed the top spots. Undefeated Wisconsin came in at 9. Colin thinks Wisconsin is a top program, but they shouldn’t be rewarded for dialing up Florida Atlantic and Utah State as non-conference opponents in a year where they knew they didn’t play Penn State and Ohio State in the regular season.Colin commends the committee for not being rewarding an undefeated team like Wisconsin with a Fake ID schedule over one-loss teams who have legit schedules. It feels like Robert Kraft had the final say on Tom Brady’s future with New EnglandAfter trading backup Jimmy Garoppolo, it appears that Tom Brady will be the starter in New England until he decides to retire. The move to keep an aging Brady, while trading away a younger asset goes against every principle that Bill Belichick stands for, and Colin thinks the move to ship off Jimmy G has Robert Kraft’s fingerprints all over it.He thinks it’s likely that Kraft made the final call on Brady’s future, given their close personal relationship, and his loyalty to Brady. Even Belichick has a boss, and this decision smells like it came down from the top. Trading Kelvin Benjamin was the right move even if Cam doesn’t like itThe Panthers traded Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills and Cam Newton has already expressed his displeasure with the move over social media.Colin thinks the Panthers made the right move to trade his favorite target Benjamin to force Newton which will give more targets to Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel. It’s not what Cam wants, but it’s the right move for the team.center_img Guests:Nick Swisher – FS1 MLB Analyst is in-studio talking Game 7; if homefield advantage is a factor; which team has the mental edge heading into the game; and his Game 7 pick.Doug Gottlieb –  FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio to talk Game 7; the grip thee Dodgers have on L.A.; and his early impressions of Lonzo Ball and Ben Simmons.Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio talking Game 7; and why the Patriots went against everything they stand for by sticking with Tom Brady.Albert Breer – Writer with the MMQB joins the show to explain why the Patriots decided to trade Garoppolo trade; why Robert Kraft has veto power over Bill Belichick when it comes to Tom Brady; and who screwed up the AJ McCarron trade between the Browns and Bengals.Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst is in-studio talking college football rankings; Ohio State/Penn state reactions; why he’s so high on Notre Dame; and his Almost Upset of the Week.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTauck Australia has announced three cruises commencing in April 2020 aboard Tauck’s new 84-passenger Douro Riverboat.Purpose-built by Scylla for cruising to historic quintas and picturesque villages along Portugal’s golden Douro River from coastal Porto to the Spanish border, the riverboat will feature five cabin categories: 12 Category 5 Tauck Suites, 20 Categories 4 and 3, six Category 2 cabins and four Category 1 cabins. Most have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies, and all have in-room movies, mini bar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering toiletries. In addition to the main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur’s, a second dining venue offering casual fare.An artist rendering of Tauck’s yet-to-be named Douro RiverboatCruise itineraries and dates on the 80-metre ship are as follows, with full pricing to be available in February 2019:12-day Exploring the Douro, plus Lisbon & MadridDiscover the Iberian Peninsula’s riverside gems, accompanied by two-night land stays in Lisbon and Madrid. Lisbon invites discoveries of then and now in a delightfully paced parade of monumental sites, palaces and azulejos chronicling life from Moorish times to present day. Discover fascinating Porto while in the Douro Valley, white-painted quinta estates lined with terraced vineyards, a rich multicultural heritage, unique grape varieties and a fantastic climate. Visit museums, monasteries, castles, riverside wine estates and picture-perfect villages such as Pinhão. See Madrid’s 13th-century university, Plaza Mayor, and museums royally inspired. Enjoy culinary creations that make small bites an art and a bevy of Baroque and belle époque architecture.Departures eastbound ex-Lisbon to Madrid: 8 April, 6 and 27 May, 14 July, 11 August, 8 September, 6 October 2020. Departures westbound ex-Madrid to Lisbon: 15 April, 13 May, 3 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 13 October 2020.Seven-night Douro DiscoveryStart with a two-night stay in Lisbon, setting foot where the world’s first explorers set sail and visiting a palace, historic monuments and museums. Then embark your riverboat in Porto, home to port wine, storytelling mosaics, Harry Potter influences and sightseeing aboard a 19th-century tram and a funicular railway. In the Douro River Valley, cruise through the oldest winemaking region in the world, where prehistoric artists created rock art, Romans planted vines in the second century, and monasteries, castles and quintas date back to the Middle Ages. Make this a family adventure for every age and generation exploring Portuguese ports of call from Lisbon and Porto to Pinhão and Peso da Régua, visiting landmarks on a guided tour, riding the rails back in time, hiking or bicycling through picturesque vineyard and enjoying onboard fun with parties, games and a pool on the sun deck.Departures ex-Porto (return): 24 June, 29 June, 4 July, 9 July 2020.Eight-day Villages and VintagesExperience an authentic taste of daily life in the Douro River Valley, steeped in a legacy of winemaking for more than 2,000 years. Enjoy wine tastings at picturesque quintas hosted by expert winemakers. Visit villages, a museum, a palace and a prehistoric site and view azulejo-tiled stories. In Porto, discover the essence of world-famous Port wine in the historic seaside city where it was perfected, with private tastings and sightseeing. See traditional Rabelo boats carrying barrels of regionally produced Port wine bound for aging casks in Porto, set sail from the scenic wine-terraced town of Peso da Régua as Pinhão seems to have emerged straight out of a postcard, offering up-close exploration on a choice of activities including hiking and al fresco wine tasting. Pocinho is the perfect place to visit hidden gems, like the Palaeolithic rock art of Foz Côa and medieval ramparts of Castelo Rodrigo.Departures ex-Porto (return): 3 and 24 April, 1 May and 22 May, 12 and 19 June, 30 July, 6 and 27 August, 3 and 24 September and 1, 22 and 29 October, 2020.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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