24 days agoChelsea loanee Izzy Brown impresses in Luton win

first_imgChelsea loanee Izzy Brown impresses in Luton winby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea loanee Izzy Brown played an important role in Luton Town ending their losing run against Blackburn Rovers over the weekend.The winger crossed for James Collins to score the Hatters’ opener for the 2-1 win.It was Brown’s ninth consecutive appearance for Luton this season, following up from playing 30 minutes in the 4-0 loss to Leicester City last week.The 22-year-old is enjoying his sixth spell on loan since joining Chelsea from West Bromwich Albion in 2013. TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Chelsea block Bakayoko’s loan move to Monaco

first_imgTiemoue Bakayoko is looking for an escape route from Chelsea on loan once again but the Blues are dissatisfied with the offers put forward by Monaco.The 25-year-old’s entourage was in the principality on Tuesday to try to find a breakthrough but Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia will not accept the current proposals.The Blues signed Bakayoko for £40 million ($49m) in 2017 from Monaco and are hoping to make most of their money back in any sale of the player. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? AC Milan had the option to buy Bakayoko for €35m (£32m/$39m) in their loan arrangement last season but decided against it after failing to qualify for the Champions League.Monaco, who are also thought to be interested in Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, are not keen on including a big redemption clause after Paris Saint-Germain were the latest club to decide against signing the once-capped France international. PSG opted to sign Everton’s Idrissa Gueye for £30m ($36m) instead and Bakayoko is now hopeful that he can return to his former club in Ligue 1.Galatasaray were also keen on signing Bakayoko but the Turkish Super Lig was deemed not a good enough showcase for his talents.Granovskaia has sanctioned loan moves for Davide Zappacosta to Roma and Danny Drinkwater to Burnley to try to showcase their value, thus increasing any future asking price.Neither arrangement has an option to buy, but it is hoped that positive performances will raise interest in their loanees.Chelsea are likely to allow Bakayoko to do the same eventually should no concrete proposal to sell him come along before the European transfer deadline on September 2, with his £120,000-a-week wages off-putting to certain clubs.Blues manager Frank Lampard has spoken about the futures of both Bakayoko and Zappacosta, the latter of whom has arrived in Rome and is having his medical on Wednesday.”Yes, it is similar with both players,” Lampard said of Bakayoko and Zappacosta in a press conference last week.”They obviously haven’t both started this season for us or had minutes. Both have shown great application and not been a problem. The decision will be what’s best for us as a club and them individually.”As reported by Goal in June, Reece James has been given the chance to deputise at right-back with Zappacosta set to depart. Lampard is a huge fan of the 19-year-old and he is just one of many youngsters set to get their chance at Stamford Bridge this season.Meanwhile, Lampard deems Bakayoko as surplus to requirements with options such as N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley and Mason Mount at his disposal.The Blues will also look to offload Lucas Piazon and Baba Rahman before the end of the European deadline next month.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Asked About Not Being Able To Beat Ohio State

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh is one of the most-prominent coaches in college football. Few – if any – in the sport have received more coverage and attention than Harbaugh over the past couple of years.The results in Ann Arbor, Mich. have yet to match the hype, though. Michigan has yet to win the Big Ten under Harbaugh and the Wolverines’ record against their rivals is a poor one.Michigan is winless against Ohio State and has defeated Michigan State just once.Harbaugh, speaking at Big Ten Media Days, was asked about his inability to beat the Buckeyes and the Wolverines.His answer was pretty short.“Improvement will lead to success, will lead to championships,” he told reporters.Jim Harbaugh asked about being most hyped coach in college football & not finishing in top 2 in Big Ten East & 1-5 vs. OSU/MSU. How will he meet expectations? Harbaugh’s entire response: “Improvement will lead to success will lead to championships— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 23, 2018Well, that’s one way to answer that question. We’ll see if Michigan has more success against its rivals this season. The Wolverines, with Shea Patterson behind center, could be primed to do just that.last_img read more

Indian Army won’t intervene in MS Dhoni gloves controversy

first_img Abhishek Bhalla New DelhiJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 23:40 IST MS Dhoni gloves with an army insignia sparked a row at the World Cup 2019. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni’s gloves with an army insignia created a controversy at the World Cup 2019As the controversy escalated, Indian Army said it will stay away from the rowArmy said the symbol on Dhoni’s gloves is not the real insignia but only bears a resemblanceThe Indian Army is staying away from the controversy over star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and is unlikely to ask him to remove the logo resembling the insignia of the Para commando Special Forces from his wicket keeping gloves.Sources said the army won’t intervene in the matter and won’t take any action or even ask him to remove the symbol.The army says that there is no need for any intervention since the symbol is not the real insignia but only bears a resemblance.The special forces insignia is always in maroon background and has balidan written in Hindi. It’s always worn on the chest. The symbol on Dhoni’s gloves only resembles it, we can’t say it is the Special Forces insignia, said an army official.A dagger similar to the one that is used in the insignia could be seen on Dhoni’s gloves when India played South Africa in its opening match on June 5, in the ongoing cricket World Cup.Sources said the matter has been discussed but since it’s only a dagger without the other features of of the insignia, there is no need for any action.The International Cricket Council has asked Dhoni to remove the symbol throwing the rule book at him but BCCI has souught permission to allow him to use it.However, there is a mixed opinion within the military on the raging controversy. Some say Dhoni should be asked not to use the symbol as it’s a matter of pride for the forces and needs to be earned, others are of the view that theere is nothing wrong in it and too much is being read into it.advertisementDhoni, is an honourary Lt Colonel and was inducted in the Para Commandos Special Forces of the Territorial Army few years ago as a mark of respect and became a brand ambassador for the Indian Army.According to rules, no symbols that resemble the official insignias or logos of the military can be flaunted by people publicly. In fact section 140 of the Indian Penal Code makes it a punishable offence attracting a three month imprisonement or a fine of Rs 500 or both.Also Read | ICC red cards Dhoni gloves: Mahi in breach of ICC rulesAlso Read | Pakistan players wanted retaliatory celebration against India, PCB says noAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow MS Dhoni gloves Indian Army won’t intervene in MS Dhoni gloves controversyThe Indian Army says that there is no need for any intervention in the matter related to MS Dhoni’s gloves row since the symbol is not the real insignia but only bears a resemblance.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

April Fools’ Day History: The Truth Behind the Pranks

first_imgApril Fools’ Day is upon us yet again! That means the chance for mirthful pranks played on hapless friends, frenemies*, family members, and coworkers. But before you unscrew the top of the saltshaker, short sheet your roommates’ bed, or fill your boss’s shoes with spiders, let’s take a moment to consider where April Fools’ Day began in the first place. While we all know April 1st is a day for merriment in the form of oft-misguided attempts at humor, what is the origin of April Fools’ Day, anyway?It all goes back to the trenches of World War I, when beleaguered allied soldiers began looking for respite from the horrors of war, mostly in the form of lighthearted practical jokes. Popular pranks included tying a comrades’ bootlaces together before they went “over the top” or throwing rancid sandwiches at Bundeswehr foes instead of using the traditional hand grenade.Just kidding! I mean… April Fools! There was little humor in the trenches, in fact; just gas and death and misery. But that’s taking the tenor of things in the wrong direction, so let’s move on.April Fools’ Day has been “celebrated” for several centuries in countries around the globe. And, in fact, the practice seems to have developed almost independently in several different regions. As with most holidays, there is not one finite history of April Fools’ Day, but rather a few different factors that, in confluence, helped lead to the modern interpretation of how one should conduct himself or herself on April 1st. Let’s take a look at a few of the commonly accepted April Fools origin stories.The Gregorian Calendar SwitchUp until the second half of the 16th Century, most people living in what is generally termed the Christendom were still living based on a calendar established during the era of the Roman Empire. The Julian calendar placed the start of the new year at the end of the modern calendar’s month of March. But in 1582, the not entirely humble pope Gregory XIII decreed that Christendom would switch to a new calendar named for none other than himself. This shift was widely accepted, but many people were slow to gain awareness of the new calendar; those that still celebrated the new year on April 1st thus were called April Fools by their urbane, derisive associates who had already shifted to the Gregorian calendar. (In France, one early prank included affixing paper fish to the back of those still stuck in the past, as it were, and then calling the hapless victim an “April Fish.” This re-confirms the fact that the French are better at cooking and cinéma vérité than they are at humor.) Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider The Roman Festival of HilariaAncient Rome knew how to party. We all know of their infamous feasts and vomitoriums (despite the fact that these purpose-built puke places are the apocryphal construct of a later era), their wine-soaked parties, and of the wild, visceral experience of the gladiatorial games. One of the many festivals during which Romans got rowdy was known as Hilaria. And yes, you should make a connection to the word “hilarious,” that’s basically the whole point here. The week long revels celebrated the coming of spring and involved days of mourning and rest, but were capped off with days set aside for joyful partying, complete with costumed masquerades. Hilaria spanned the last days of (what is today) March and ended on or around April 1st, thus perhaps setting the tone for the day for all of posterity.The Vernal Equinox ExplanationOne other possible reason we denote April 1st as a day for pranks and joking is thanks to the decree of none other than Mother Nature herself. The Vernal Equinox, which is the first time the hours of daylight outnumber the hours of night in the calendar year, falls near April 1st, and the equinox is generally accepted to mean that springtime has arrived. However, depending on where one lives, the weather patterns of this time of year can be wildly unpredictable, with temperatures soaring and then dropping, rain and even snow following sunshine, and so forth. It’s almost as if nature were… playing a prank on us, see? You don’t see? Well, some Druid types do.* The word “frenemies” is apparently now being accepted by the spellchecker software. The dark times are upon us, lads. This is not a prank. NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy center_img You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin Best Prime Day Bedding Deals: What to Expect from Amazon in 2019 The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Togetherlast_img read more

Video: ‘Arms of Innovation’ Tested for the …

first_imgzoom Prelude FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) project, being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje (South Korea), is the latest in a line of Shell achievements in developing new technologies for the oil and gas industry, reinforcing its leadership in technology and innovation.Cris Moreno, LNG CSU Superintendent at Shell, has a big job on his hands. His task is to make sure Shell’s Prelude FLNG project can transfer its liquid cargo in one of the loneliest places on the planet; 200km’s off the north-west coast of Australia.It took thousands of hours to develop the technology needed to deliver the challenge, but Cris is finally ready to test these ‘arms of innovation’ for the first time.Once complete, Prelude FLNG will be the largest floating facility ever built. The 600,000 tonnes facility will be almost half a kilometre in length (488 metres or 1,601 feet) and will displace six times as much water as the largest aircraft carrier.Shell is the operator of Prelude FLNG in joint venture with INPEX (17.5%), KOGAS (10%) and OPIC (5%), working with long-term strategic partners Technip and Samsung Heavy Industries (the Technip Samsung Consortium). WMN Staff, April 14, 2014; Video: Shelllast_img read more

Shortlist announced for the 2017 RBC Charles Taylor Prize for Nonfiction

first_imgBy Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz by Max Eisen (HarperCollins Canada)Pumpkinflowers: An Israeli Soldier’s Story by Matti Friedman (Signal/McClelland & Stewart)Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of Water Lilies by Ross King (Bond Street Books)Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World by Marc Raboy (Oxford University Press)This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications by Diane Schoemperlen (HarperCollins Canada) Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The 2017 shortlist for the RBC Charles Taylor Prize was announced Wednesday morning at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto.The $25,000 prize, named in honour of journalist and author Charles Taylor (Six Journeys: A Canadian Pattern, Radical Tories: The Conservative Tradition in Canada), will be awarded on Monday, March 6, 2017. Each of the remaining finalists will receive $2,000.The shortlist includes: Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

New Episodes of Globals Hit Original Series Private Eyes Return Sunday May

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement “Following a successful run last summer, we’re ecstatic to welcome back Shade and Angie to kick off our summer schedule,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus. “Featuring an extraordinary guest star lineup and eclectic new cases to solve, viewers can expect more entertaining antics from Canada’s favourite investigative pair.”“We are thrilled to continue our great partnership with Corus and Piller/Segan on this breakout series,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s President, Canada, Television. “Private Eyes continues to not only be loved in Canada but has found fans and ratings success internationally airing in the UK, Italy, France, Belgium, Latin America, New Zealand and more.” Facebook The first new episode takes place in the fast-paced world of female professional boxing as Shade and Angie try to avoid being sucker-punched. Shade is hired by a boxer to prove a fight was fixed, but is blind-sided when he meets the boxer’s manager: none other than his ex-manager who made off with all of Shade’s pro-hockey money! Meanwhile, Angie brings in her mother, Nora (Mimi Kuzyk), as a gambling expert (and reformed gambling addict) to help crack the case before their client gets the knockout of her life. The episode guest stars include Canadian sports legend George Chuvaloas himself, plus on-screen cameos by “Fearless” Fred Kennedy of 102.1 The Edge and Q107 morning show host Ryan Parker.Additional guest stars this season include ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey, Peter MacNeill (Call Me Fitz), Colin Ferguson(Eureka), Laura Vandervoort (Bitten), and Lucas Bryant (Haven).Along with the Season 2 return of the series, production for Private Eyes Season 3 is now underway in Toronto. With a 12-episode order, the new season is set to return to Global in 2019, and will feature Shade and Everett as they become more intertwined into the antic adventures, taking on Toronto’s most difficult and unusual cases. Familiar faces including Jules (Jordyn Negri), Don (Barry Flatman), Zoe (Samantha Wan), Detective Mazhari (Ennis Esmer), Detective Nolan (Cle Bennett), and Becca (Nicole DeBoer) all return to Season 3, along with new characters Inspector Carson (Linda Kash) and Officer Danica Powers (cast to be announced). Season 3 also welcomes an impressive roster of guest stars, including multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden, who will make a special cameo appearance in the first episode.Leading up to and throughout the remainder of Season 2, GlobalTV.com delivers viewers exclusive Private Eyes content, including behind-the-scenes videos featuring the series stars, executive producers, and creative team. Also, in anticipation of Private Eyes‘ summer return, GlobalTV.com offers viewers the chance to catch up on the entire series as Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 beginning May 13. Plus starting May 28, new episodes from Season 2 will also be available following the broadcast premiere on GlobalTV.com Global GO (available on Apple TV), and on demand.Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and IPF’s Cogeco TV Production Program. The series is executive produced by Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller/Segan, Jason Priestley, Alan McCullough, James Thorpe and Tassie Cameron. McCullough and Piller are also showrunners.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@GlobalTV@GlobalTV_PR@CorusPRFacebook:http://www.facebook.com/GlobalTVInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About Entertainment OneEntertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston, content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.www.entertainmentone.com Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – Canada’s favourite detective duo – Matt Shade (Jason Priestley) and Angie Everett(Cindy Sampson) – are back on the job with new cases and new faces as Private Eyes returns with all-new episodes on Global, beginning Sunday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. From Entertainment One (eOne), Season 2 picks up with Shade (Priestley) and Angie (Sampson) settling in to personal relationships with their respective partners Mel (Bree Williamson) and Dr. Ken (Mark Ghanimé), while focusing on expanding their ever-evolving partnership and taking on bigger and better cases. From morning shows and microbreweries, to medieval knights and a missing octopus, no case is too outrageous for the dynamic pair. But will their undeniable attraction to each other get in the way of their ability to solve crimes?last_img read more

11th Annual National Book Fair Kicks Off in Casablanca

Rabat – The 11th Annual National Book Fair opened in Casablanca on Saturday, with some 120 participants. The event houses more than 600,000 second-hand books and will run through April 30.The book fair’s director, Youssef Bourra, said that this year’s event features books from diverse genres including sciences, history, culture, philosophy and art.The available books will be in several languages: French, Arabic, Amazigh, Spanish, English, German and Hebrew, according to a statement from Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). The symposium is organized by the Association of Casablanca Booksellers in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. The event gathers together 70 second-hand booksellers from Casablanca, while another 50 sellers arrive from across the country including Fez, Marrakech, El Jadida, Settat, Ouda, Beni Mellal, Rabat and Khouribga.According to the fair’s director, books will be offered at affordable prices, starting from just MAD 2. Bourra said that this year’s program will include “several surprises” regarding the collections presented and the planned seminars.The director added that the seminars will be organized by academic subjects, individual writers and researchers covering various themes, including the history of the book and the role of publishing.In recent years, Morocco has hosted several national and international book fairs. In February, Casablanca hosted the 24th annual edition of the Casablanca International Book Fair (SIEL). More than 300 writers, poets and researchers from different backgrounds.Egypt was the guest of honor of the 2018 International Book Fair which included thematic conferences titled “cinema and literature”, “literature and photography,” and “literature and television series.” read more

SMMT Update – 28 August 2015

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Alexandros Vasilakis joins LNH club Toulouse

franceLNHToulousevasilakis Alexandros Vasilakis after leaving MT Melsungen decided to try out in France, and has signed for Toulouse, where he already started playing for his new club.  The Greek international has previously played for Magdeburg (2007-2009) and then in 2009 joined MT Melsungen where he spent almost four season. He has so far 139 caps for Greece and 643 goals scored. ← Previous Story OLTCHIM EXODUS: Pineau left Romania – Ungureanu to FTC Next Story → THW Kiel confirms Momir Ilic is leaving at the end of the season read more

Hungover Brunch at Olla Miami

first_imgNow there’s a really tasty reason to get out of bed when you’re hungover on the weekend. A new Mexican restaurant in South Beach is serving up brunch filled with traditional favorites guaranteed to snap you out of your haze.At Olla Miami on Lincoln Road, Chef Scott Lindquist is cooking up a weekend Mexican brunch that will serve you well.Chef Scott Lindquist, Olla Miami: “Most people don’t understand that Mexican food makes the best weekend breakfast ever, because it soaks up all the booze from the night before.”Chef Scott Lindquist had a clear vision for the kind of place he wanted to open.Chef Scott Lindquist: “I wanted to do something different, something that is interesting and unique but still sticks to the roots of Mexican cuisine. But I wanted it to be fun and, most importantly, I wanted it to be affordable.”They don’t play in Olla. The menu is packed with dishes that aim to please.Chef Scott Lindquist: “I wanted to stick to hearty good food that people in South Beach, after being out in a nightclub all night, want to eat huevos rancheros chilaquiles.” Charros — a mix of beans, pork and roasted tomatoes — is served in an olla. That’s no coincidence.Chef Scott Lindquist: “But it’s become the Spanish term, basically, for a pot, any cooking pot is now considered an olla. A lot of the dishes when we created the name and the concept are served a la olla so they’re served in little pots.”If an olla isn’t your style, perhaps a tarro will do.Chef Scott Lindquist: “So we have little jars that have, like, we have beets. It’s beets with walnut cream and roasted poblano chiles and pomegranate seeds, which is a fall dish in Mexico.”Chef Scott is determined to offer up as many tastes of Mexico for brunch as he can.Chef Scott Lindquist: “I take dishes from all over the country, as opposed to just what most people have seen in a typical Mexican restaurant.”No brunch is complete with a little “hair of the dog.” Bottomless drinks like mimosas and micheladas — a mix of special sauces, beer and a lime — are all part of the deal. It’s a deal diners are digging mucho. Audrey Shaffer: “I say this is the place to come so you don’t get a hangover. Just continue drinking with your brunch, eat the food. Get the huevos rancheros, they’re amazing.”FOR MORE INFO:Olla Miami1233 Lincoln RoadMiami Beach, FL 33139(786) 717-5400www.ollamiami.comCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

IS bride Shamima to lose UK citizenship has no Bangladesh passport either

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 22 February 2015 Renu Begum, eldest sister of missing British girl Shamima Begum, holds a picture of her sister while being interviewed by the media in central London. Photo: AFPThe United Kingdom government has revoked British citizenship of Bangladeshi-origin teenager Shamima Begum, in a move her lawyer says makes her and her baby effectively stateless, according to the British media.Her family’s lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, told The Independent newspaper that Shamima had been a British national and had “never had a Bangladeshi passport”.AFP quoted Akunjee as saying on Twitter that they were “very disappointed with the Home Office’s intention to have an order made depriving Shamima of her citizenship,” and that they were considering “all legal avenues”.ITV News was said to have reported that the Home Office has sent a letter to Begum’s mother, received Tuesday, notifying the family of the decision which it said the teen had the right to appeal.Shamima, who gave birth to a son at the weekend, was discovered in a refugee camp in Syria by a London Times journalist earlier this month. Now aged 19, she has told reporters she wants to return to Britain, according to Reuters.It added, the home office letter addressed to her mother said: “Please find enclosed papers that relate to a decision taken by the home secretary, to deprive your daughter, Shamima Begum, of her British citizenship.Shamima and two of her friends reportedly fled London to join the terror network four years ago when she was aged just 15.“In light of the circumstances of your daughter, the notice of the Home Secretary’s decision has been served of file today (19th February), and the order removing her British citizenship has subsequently been made,” Reuters quoted the latter as saying.Britain’s home secretary Sajid Javid has earlier said he would “not hesitate” to prevent the return to Britain of anyone who has supported terrorist organizations aboard.Britain’s home office reportedly believes that Shamima, who is of Bangladeshi heritage, is entitled to claim citizenship there, wrote AFP.“In order to protect this country, (the home secretary) has the power to deprive someone of their British citizenship where it would not render them stateless,” the Press Association reported the home office as saying, adding it would not comment on individual cases.The Independent wrote that the security minister previously said the Isis supporter had a right to return to the UK from Syria as a British national, and the justice secretary said she could not be made stateless.“It’s an entitlement,” Akunjee was quoted to have said: “Our position is that to all practical purposes she has been made stateless.”The lawyer, according to The Independent, also accused the government of making Shamima’s days-old son stateless, and leaving them both “stuck” in a Syrian detention camp.AFP said Shamima is currently in a refugee camp in northeast Syria where she fled to escape fighting in the east of the country along with hundreds of other people with links to IS.At the weekend she gave birth to her third child, and appealed to British authorities to show “compassion” by allowing her to raise the baby in Britain—while expressing no regret over having joined IS.She has previously given birth to two other children after marrying in Syria. Both children have died, apparently from illness and malnutrition.“I’m afraid he might even die in this camp,” Begum said of her newborn. “I feel a lot of people should have sympathy for me, for everything I’ve been through,” she told Sky News, adding that “I didn’t know what I was getting into when I left”.last_img read more

Brown Questions Deployment of Troops to Mexican Border

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comMaryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D) continues hold The Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security accountable for combatting extremism in the military and demanding a strategy and justification for the active duty service member deployments to the Mexican border- ahead of the House vote on a resolution to terminate the President’s national emergency.The state’s former lieutenant governor is a 30-year combat veteran who is now the vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee.  He and five other Congressional Representatives, including Baltimore’s Elijah Cummings, took the lead in drafting letters directed to the Department of Defense (DOD) Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the recent arrest of Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson.Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD), along with five other Congressional Representatives, are continuing to hold the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security accountable for deploying active duty service members to the Mexican border. (Courtesy Photo)In their letter, the diverse group of elected officials applauded the swift action taken by federal agencies to stop the threat to America’s national security posed by military personnel such as Lt. Hasson.  However, they formerly expressed concern that, “an individual that espouses these views could repeatedly serve in the military across multiple services.”Their letter also asserts that, “United States law clearly prohibits discrimination and extremist behavior amongst military service members…[and] while the vast majority of our servicemembers continue to serve honorably…it appears that some service members are still able to actively associate with extremist organizations.”The Members also requested more information from the DOD and the DHS on what policies are in place in each branch of service that would “prohibit the participation or association with extremist organizations.”  They continue to probe for information on what departments use reporting mechanisms to enforce the policies and programs in place, to access information on Hasson’s history with multiple branches of the Armed Services that would have indicated he was unfit for military service.Prosecutors allege for at least two years, Hasson visited White supremacist and neo-Nazi websites, and studied the 1,500-page manifesto written by Anders Behring Breivik, a far-right Norwegian extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 at his Coast Guard work desk.  He also reportedly abused the synthetic opioid Tramadol while at work, that he had obtained illegally.In their letter to Shanahan the group of committee leaders demand a strategy and justification for the active duty service member deployments to the border, and the use of DOD resources to build the wall through the President’s national emergency declaration.The Members want Shanahan to understand that over the past 18 years, “no administration – Republican or Democratic – has found it necessary to deploy active duty personnel to secure our borders,” read portions of another letter.“Troop deployment levels appear to have been chosen not based on an assessment of an actual threat, but instead based on the status of negotiations for a border wall,” the letter reads. “This haphazard use of active duty military personnel leaves one guessing what the true motives behind this deployment are, and what mission our men and women in uniform are actually being asked to perform.”President Donald J. Trump wants to send another 1,000 troops to the border after declaring a national emergency, bringing the number of DOD personnel on the border to about 6,000, with no clear objective or long-term strategy.The Members of Congress also state that the President is declaring a national emergency, despite ample evidence that, “there is clearly no national emergency on the southern border.” They also point to recent reporting that even senior officials in the Department of Defense believe the deployment is, “an expensive waste of time and resources.”last_img read more

Baker Collaborating With UMD For Leadership Program

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com The University of Maryland has teamed with another trained professional from the government sector to give it’s students a real life perspective on how the daily operations work.  Former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker will now collaborate with the state’s newly elected officials in a program that will be a partnership with the university’s School of Public Policy.In a story first reported by Maryland Matters, the two-term former County Executive is working to develop a training institute for newly elected county and city officials.  Since Baker left office in January, he has also been appointed to a position on the University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors. Former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker is collaborating with the state’s newly elected officials for a program that is in partnership with the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. (Courtesy Photo)The program will offer inexperienced elected county leaders practical advice on staffing and their transition into power. It also is expected to provide opportunities for them to network with more experienced officeholders and other newcomers in political leadership positions.  Baker is reportedly hoping the program will eventually be expanded to include top non-elected personnel, such as chief administrative officers, their deputies and city managers. “There is no program, once you become county executive, where you go and learn the ins and outs from people who’ve done it before,” Baker told Maryland Matters.  It is expected to be patterned after the training that new members of Congress receive at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. According to its website,The Harvard Kennedy School is the global leader of public policy and public leadership education.  It offers an online professional credential program that prepares political leaders and legislators to represent and make an immediate political impact in their communities.Many colleges and universities around the nation have been employing trained, experienced professionals who bring real world experience to campus to add to the academic process.  The courses designed by faculty at Harvard Kennedy School uses strategies from the adjunct faculty members to help students develop critical thinking skills and help learners improve their decision-making, leadership and policy-making skills, while moving to become effective public leaders.“I think it’s going to be great for us and will give us a chance to highlight the work that Maryland is already doing with its great leadership program,” Baker stated.  As many professionals who make their way in teaching, Baker is using previously established relationships to help enrich the quality of the  potential program. After serving two years as head of the nonprofit County Executives of America, Baker is apparently trying to leverage that relationship to allow the organization to become a partner with the new leadership institute.“We might want to do something in D.C. in partnership with [the National Association of Counties] at their office, when the county executives are here for lobbying, but the bulk of it will be at [the College Park campus],” Baker said. The potential for this relationship may add to the legacy of President Wallace D. Loh as he enters what may be he his final year as the leader of University.“The expertise and experience that [Baker] brings, joined with the academic assets of the University of Maryland, will result in an outstanding leadership and training” program, Loh said in a statement.Full details of the program won’t be released until sometime this fall.last_img read more

Danger on ice Android info thaws in cold boot attack

first_img Samsung launches Galaxy A, its first Android smart phone for Korean market (Phys.org)—Can low temperatures yield access to information in the phone’s memory? Researchers found that a “FROST” attack can unlock an Android’s phone data. Their research findings discuss how hackers can freeze their way into a phone’s sensitive data. Researchers at Erlangen University in Germany showed how their cold boot attack method was able to read information from a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running the latest version of Android. Citation: Danger on ice: Android info thaws in cold boot attack (2013, February 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-danger-ice-android-info-cold.html More information: www1.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/frostwww1.cs.fau.de/filepool/projects/frost/frost.pdf © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Explore further They said the hack can be achieved even if the phone is protected by a PIN and with its storage disk encrypted. They said they chose the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung because it was the first device with Android 4.0 and consequently it was the first Android-based smartphone with encryption support. Also, since it is an “official” Google phone, they added, it carries an official Android version from Google unmodified by the phone manufacturer. They said that Google releases are most amenable for in-depth security analysis.In their paper, they wrote, “We present FROST, a tool set that supports the forensic recovery of scrambled telephones. To this end we perform cold boot attacks against Android smartphones and retrieve disk encryption keys from RAM. We show that cold boot attacks against Android phones are generally possible for the first time, and we perform our attacks practically against Galaxy Nexus devices from Samsung.”Authors Tilo Mueller and Michael Spreitzenbarth of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg discovered that Android’s boot sequence enabled them to perform cold boot attacks, and they observed how valuable information can be retrieved from RAM. According to the researchers, such cold boot attacks can allow the retrieval of sensitive information such as contact lists, visited web sites, and photos, directly from RAM, even though the bootloader is locked. By chilling the Galaxy Nexus, the researchers could bypass security settings and read from the phone’s memory. The recovery tool FROST stands for Forensic Recovery of Scrambled Telephones. In chilling the phone to freezing temperatures, the information lingered on in memory for five or six seconds, which was long enough to pull data out with a computer.Mueller and Spreitzenbarth found they could read data that included images, e-mails and web browsing history.Their research is not a first in explorations into cold-boot attacks, which were in evidence as early as 2008, shown on PCs. Their research, however, focused on mobile devices. The authors referred to data remanence, where the computer RAM holds residual information briefly even after the computer is shut down. Mueller observed that in cooling the phone the contents are lost in five or six seconds, enough time to reboot the phone and access the memory. Rebooting a phone more often may leave less sensitive data in its memory. On the flip side, their research is not only a warning for Android users but may be helpful for forensic experts who attempt to recover data from a seized phone. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Say goodbye to your boring workouts

first_imgIt’s very obvious to get bored with the same old exercises, and the same amount of sets, reps, loads and rest. At this stage, change can prove to be good not only for our mental approach but the overall performance as well. Moreover these exercises won’t be heavy on your pocket and will not take up more than Rs 5000 per month. As suggested by Manmeet Manchanda, Fitness Trainer, Anytime Fitness, switching to ‘Unconventional training exercises’ will not only add life to the monotonous training plan but will give out better results. Below are few of the tips to attain a better physique and healthy body. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhether you’re in a workout routine, or your regular elliptical routine is starting to feel stale, certain quirky fitness routines like Pole exercise, Ariel Yoga, Battle ropes and Aqua workout can give sweating it out a whole new meaning.These exercises, combined with proper nutrition, results in a faster transformation. Just a few weeks of consistent exercise and healthy eating will yield you a slimmer and leaner figure. You will be closer to your goals in less time than you ever thought. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe exercises cover different body parts thereby helping you to achieve your fitness goals. For example: Trampoline workout: A solid trampoline workout can effectively train the muscles in your abdominals, legs, thighs, and buttocks.Pole exercise / Dancing: This is effective for all body parts including arms, shoulders, upper back, lower back, core, abdominals, oblique, gluteus, quads, calves, ankles, wrists, forearms – you name it! Pole dancing is one of those incredible activities that literally target your entire body. Ariel yoga: Yoga strengthens core muscles and increases spinal and shoulder flexibility.Boot camp: It helps in toning down core, arms, legs, glutes and back.Battle rope: It works on the muscles in your abs, back, and glutes.Aqua workout: It works on the muscles in core abdominal, lower back, deltoid, shoulder muscles, forearms, upper back muscles glutes and hamstring.As we all are aware that everyone these days is a fitness freak. It is evident that the level of fitness lovers and fitness trainers has increased in the last few years. Apart from the basic traditional pattern of workout, people are more interested to learn or do a different kind of workout to reach a different platform.last_img read more

TravelBrands new BDM has retail wholesale experience

first_img Travelweek Group MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands has added Charlotte Antill to its team of Ontario BDMs, hiring the industry veteran to oversee TravelBrands’ partnerships in Ontario’s West and North divisions.“Charlotte has extensive travel experience, not only in account management but also in retail and business development,” says Shannon Smith, Director of Sales for Ontario. “We believe Charlotte will have great success working with our wonderful retail partners within the assigned Ontario Market and helping them grow their business with TravelBrands. We are very excited to have Charlotte join our TravelBrands sales team.”Antill got her start in the travel industry as travel agent for Uniglobe Travel and Global Travel. From there, she became a sales representative for Transat Holidays and a manager for Robert Q Travel.She can be reached at charlotte.antill@travelbrands.com. Share Tags: New Hires, TravelBrands Friday, June 7, 2019 center_img Posted by TravelBrands’ new BDM has retail, wholesale experience << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Obama Praises Meets With Cordray CFPB Staff

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Barack Obama Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Lenders & Servicers Processing Richard Cordray Service Providers Treasury Department 2012-01-06 Ryan Schuette Obama Praises, Meets With Cordray, CFPB Staffcenter_img January 6, 2012 429 Views “”President Barack Obama””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama stopped by the “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ (CFPB) earlier Friday to welcome the staff and new director Richard Cordray.[IMAGE]After thanking the CFPB’s staff and discussing the latest jobs figures, he reaffirmed the bureau’s role as a federal regulator, describing its “”critical role to play in making sure that everybody plays by the same rules.”” Obama went on to praise regulators for their roles in making sure “”the big banks on Wall Street play by the same rules as community banks on Main Street. To make sure that the rules of the road are enforced, and that a few bad actors in the financial sector can’t break the law, can’t cheat working families, can’t threaten our entire economy.””[COLUMN_BREAK]The chief executive sent shockwaves around the mortgage servicing and lending industries Wednesday by making the controversial decision to recess appoint Cordray as CFPB director.The move bypassed lawmakers in the Senate, namely 44 Republicans that vowed earlier this year to block any nominee for the bureau, no matter the party affiliation.Prominent trade groups ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô released statements pledging to do anything to overturn the president’s recess appointment.Already Cordray made moves as director by naming Raj Date, erstwhile Treasury special assistant for the bureau, as deputy director.While speaking at the bureau, Obama also discussed the CFPB’s “”Know Before You Owe”” campaign, praising it for “”doing three big things”” for the country’s homeowners.””It’s making home loan applications more transparent, so that families will know what they owe on their mortgages,”” he said. The CFPB came out with news Thursday that it plans to undertake its full rulemaking authority for 18 consumer financial laws, continuing with supervisory policies for nonbank financial entities.last_img read more

Germany Cocaine worth €25M found in ALDI banana

first_img Germany: Cocaine worth €25M found in ALDI banana … A group of U.S. farmers has launched a pilot certification program for organic operations, saying the USDA’s National Organic Program “no longer adequately reflects how they farm.” An initiative called The Real Organic Project is aiming to implement new organic standards and provide consumer transparency by “distinguishing organic farms that grow their crops in the ground, foster soil fertility and adequately pasture livestock according to foundational organic standards and principles.”The project’s executive director is Dave Chapman, a longtime organic tomato grower with a farm in Vermont, who last year said he had been “dismayed” by the U.S. National Organic Standards Board’s (NOSB) controversial decision to not ban hydroponic and aquaponic crops from organic certification.”In the last year, the USDA not only embraced hydroponic production under the organic seal, but they also rejected the Organic Livestock and Poultry Production (OLPP) Rule created to strengthen animal welfare,” a release from The Real Organic Project said.A Real Organic Project ‘add-on’ label to USDA organic certification is expected to be rolled out on fruit and vegetable packaging by next spring. The inspection process includes a video interview of the farmers on their land explaining their organic production practices.“The Real Organic Project is an inspiring team,” said associate director and Colorado farmer, Dr. Linley Dixon, who is leading the pilot project effort. “The people who wrote the standards and advise the project are national leaders in the organic and greater environmental movements.” July 13 , 2018 U.S. avocado market remains strong following price … AUSVEG welcomes first female ag minister …center_img You might also be interested in Successful International Blueberry Summit “raised … Dixon recently began her work as associate director of the Real Organic Project, and has a long history working for reform of the National Organic Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Florida and also held a two-year post-doctorate with the USDA’s Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory.“Clearly the industrial egg operations became so powerful that they had significant political influence,” said Dixon.“We tried to keep the same thing from happening in other sectors of organic, especially tomato and berry production, but we lost that battle at the USDA last fall. Now we are taking matters into our own hands because we know it is what the consumer wants and expects when they choose organic.”Organic tomatoes and berries have seen a drop in wholesale prices due to the influx of industrial hydroponics, which can be produced more cheaply without growing in soil, according to the release. Real Organic Project farmers maintain that growing food without soil runs counter to the whole point of organic production. “The USDA has embraced a redefinition of organic by rejecting the organic animal welfare rule and allowing hydroponics to enter organic crop production,” said Chapman. NOSB member Emily Oakley is also a board member of the Real Organic Project. “I’m not a big fan of phrases like ‘organic premium’,” she said.”I think conventional food is falsely cheap, and frankly, the organic “premium” still doesn’t reflect the fair cost of producing the food if you account for unfair wages and the environmental costs of conventional food.”www.freshfruitportal.comlast_img read more