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Notre Dame, Trailing 37-35, Blocks Texas’ Extra Point, Returns It To Tie Game At 37-37

first_imgA Notre Dame player returning an extra point the length of the field.Notre Dame and Texas are tied at 37-37, but you won’t believe how it happened.This one is officially an instant classic. Notre Dame and Texas are now tied at 37-37 after an improbable score from the Fighting Irish.After a 19-yard touchdown run by D’Onta Foreman with less than four minutes to play, Texas took a 37-35 lead, pending the point after. But Trent Domingue’s PAT attempt was blocked and returned by cornerback Shaun Crawford all the way to Texas’ end zone. By definition, that’s a two-point score for Notre Dame.So yeah, it’s tied at 37-37. Here’s the play, which will be talked about for quite some time.NOTRE DAME BLOCKS AND RETURNS THE EXTRA POINT! TIE GAME! #NDvsTEX— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 5, 2016The Longhorns and the Fighting Irish could be headed to overtime after the bizarre play. Stay tuned.last_img read more

Nebraska Coach Jovan Dewitt Back At Practice Amid Serious Cancer Battle

first_imgNebraska's flag waves in the wind.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Of all the people Nebraska coach Scott Frost will be happy to see at practice, outside linebackers and special teams coach Jovan Dewitt has to be towards the top of the list. Dewitt has been going through a major struggle lately that has made it a miracle that he can appear at any practices.According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Dewitt is currently in a serious battle with throat cancer. Per the report, he has been undergoing chemotherapy to treat it, and has lost 45 pounds as a result.Dewitt received the diagnosis back in January, when he went to the doctor’s office to examine a lump in his throat. He quickly began chemotherapy, and noted to the Journal Star that with treatment the cancer has a very high cure rate. “Now, my cure rate is supposed to be really good, in the mid-90 percentile range. Of the people and all the doctors I’ve spoken with and talked to, they said they’ve never had anybody not respond well to the procedure. It’s just not an easy process to go through.”A former member of Frost’s staff at UCF, Dewitt joined Frost when he accepted the Nebraska job in 2018.Last year he coached linebacker Luke Gifford to a career-year with 62 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble en route to All-Big Ten honors.His resume includes nine seasons as a defensive coordinator and another five years as a special teams coordinator. Previous stints include Army West Point, Florida Atlantic, Northern Iowa, St. Norbert, and Northern Michigan among others.[Lincoln Journal Star]last_img read more

Culture Minister Impressed With Number of Young People at Vigil

first_img The annual event, which began on July 31, lasted until the early hours of August 1 Story Highlights Floral tributes were paid to the ancestors The Government, in its quest to preserve history, opened three museums this year Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says with the number of children and young people who attended the annual Emancipation Vigil at the historic Seville Heritage Park, in St. Ann, on July 31, the event is set for continued growth.“This is exactly what we want to see – our parents bringing out our children to see the culture, feel and understand the history of Seville. To look at the museum that we opened, it is excellent that the young people are out. I commend the parents for bringing their children; it is wonderful. It is good for entertainment, and it is also a teaching lesson,” the Minister said.“As we set out to culminate Jamaica 50, we wanted to ensure that we gave our people across Jamaica an opportunity to contemplate, relax, and to celebrate. And, to teach all persons to remember and accept that journey from whence we came,” the Minister told the large audience, which also comprised visitors to the island.The annual event, which began on July 31, lasted until the early hours of August 1 (Emancipation Day). It was organized by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT).Floral tributes were paid to the ancestors, and throughout the evening into the early morning, there was an entertainment package of cultural dances from different groups across the island, including traditional and folk types, and modern dancehall acts.  Gospel artistes also performed, headed by Sister Scully and George Banton.Miss Hanna said the Government, in its quest to preserve history, opened the upgraded Seville Museum; built and opened the Roxborough Museum, in Manchester, in honour of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Norman Manley; and the National Museum in Kingston.“This is a very special year for Jamaica. It is a special year for all of us as Jamaicans, and we ensured that we opened the Seville Museum for this Independence, and two other museums,” the Minister stated.Meanwhile, Youth Empowerment Officer with the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), Rahonda Walker-Walters, told JIS News that “the exposure is a very good one for that level of awareness of our heritage, and it will help us, as a people, as to where we need to go.”“For years to come, we need to ensure that other young people experience the Emancipation Jubilee,” she added.last_img read more

Government’s IT Infrastructure to be Upgraded

first_img The National Identification and Registration Bill was passed in the Senate on Monday (November 13) with 168 amendments. It was returned to the House of Representatives today (November 14) for approval. The NIDS, which is being facilitated under the National Identification and Registration Bill, will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans. More than 70 per cent of the US$68 million projected for implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS) will be used to upgrade the Government’s information and technology (IT) infrastructure. Story Highlights More than 70 per cent of the US$68 million projected for implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS) will be used to upgrade the Government’s information and technology (IT) infrastructure.This is according to NIDS Programme Director, Warren Vernon, who said this is being strengthened to ensure the system is ready for roll-out in 2019.“Most of the project’s budget will be used to upgrade the Government’s data centre, which is e-Gov. (and includes) all of the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) providing connectivity (and) ensuring that the relevant security systems and processes are in place,” he said.Mr. Vernon was responding to questions from journalists during a press conference at Jamaica House on Tuesday (November 14).The NIDS, which is being facilitated under the National Identification and Registration Bill, will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.Under the system, each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN), which they will have for life.Mr. Vernon further informed that the procurement stage is well advanced for a technological solution that will include enrolment stations, computer systems, fingerprint scanners, cameras, manual signature capture devices, and other equipment required to implement the system.In the meantime, Director of Communications and Public Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, said one of the key outcomes of the modernisation of the Government’s IT infrastructure is to ensure that the system is secure.“When we are finished modernising the Government’s IT infrastructure, it will be one of the most modern… and most secure in the hemisphere,” he assured.The National Identification and Registration Bill was passed in the Senate on Monday (November 13) with 168 amendments. It was returned to the House of Representatives today (November 14) for approval.The Government intends to put the NIDS infrastructure and systems in place over the next 12 months, beginning with a pilot project in January 2019.This is expected to be followed by the national roll-out in September 2019, over a period of three to four years.The layered roll-out and management of the NIDS will be handled by a new agency, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), which will replace the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and provide more enhanced services.last_img read more

Minister Announces Mandatory Use of Protective Vests

first_imgThe province is taking additional steps to protect the safety and security of staff and inmates at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced today, Aug. 11. Staff working at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, are now required to wear protective vests at all times where there is any chance of contact with an offender, while working in the Burnside facility. “During the past few days, there have been incidents where our correctional officers have been on the receiving end of violent behaviour exhibited by offenders,” said Mr. Landry. “In addition to our zero-tolerance approach, mandatory use of protective vests is another appropriate action to lessen the risk of incidents like these from happening again.” The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility is the largest of five provincial facilities and houses the province’s most dangerous offenders. The Justice Department is phasing in the policy. The majority of incidents occur in the north unit. To protect the safety and security of staff, it is now mandatory for those working in this unit to wear protective vests. The facility’s Occupational Health and Safety Committee has been consulted, and support the policy change. Through preliminary results of an internal investigation, a new standardized preliminary incident report, and communications training for staff will also be implemented. This will improve the timely, consistent and accurate flow of information from the facility to the department and, ultimately, the public. “We operate in an environment where criminal investigations and security intelligence can be of a confidential nature,” said Mr. Landry. “But we also understand that the public has a vested interest in the safe operations of our provincial correctional facilities. We want to provide quick, accurate information, whenever we can.”last_img read more

Global Affairs aware of report of two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

first_imgOTTAWA – Global Affairs Canada says it’s aware of reports that two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in Nigeria.Spokesman John Babcock says consular officials in Nigeria are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information.Babcock says further details can’t be released for privacy reasons.A state police spokesman says gunmen ambushed two Canadians and two Americans travelling through Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen.Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu said Wednesday that the foreigners were heading south from Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital, Abuja, on Tuesday night when they were ambushed around Kagarko.Aliyu reported earlier in the day that only two people were kidnapped, one American and one Canadian, but revised the numbers based on updated information.“The two police escorts attached to them engaged the kidnappers in a fierce gun battle, which resulted in the unfortunate death of the two police officers,” he said.The kidnapped foreigners are investors who were setting up solar stations in villages around Kafanchan, according to Aliyu.Security officers, including an anti-kidnapping unit, have been sent to the area to try to rescue the North Americans and to apprehend their abductors, he said.Kidnappings for ransom are common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway. Two German archaeologists were seized at gunpoint last year less than 100 kilometres northeast of Abuja and later freed unharmed. Sierra Leone’s deputy high commissioner was taken at gunpoint on the highway in 2016 and held for five days before he was let go.Victims typically are released unharmed after ransom is paid, though security forces have rescued a few high-profile abductees.A number of bandits, including herdsmen, have been arrested.Global Affairs advises against non-essential travel to Nigeria and says Kaduna should be avoided “due to the high risk of terrorism, inter-communal violence and kidnapping.”— With files from The Associated Press.last_img read more

India and Lanka still sorting fishermen issue

“There are plus points for take off for short term and long term. There is an ideal platform,” he said.A team of investors will be visiting Kerala in August to hold talks with Chamber of Commerce and captains of industry.The Sri Lankan High Commissioner called on the Governor, P. Sathasivam; Chief Minister Oommen Chandy; and Ministers P.K. Kunhalikutty, A.P. Anil Kumar, Anoop Jacob, and Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan; and held discussions. Seneviratne, who is on a four-day visit to Kerala to foster ties between Kerala and Sri Lanka on various sectors, including tourism, said the fishermen issue was a human, economic, and social problem and the two governments were sorting it. The poor fishermen would be affected if the ecosystem was destroyed by trawlers. Both the governments were aware of the security issues and chances of drugs and arms smuggling, he said. “India and Sri Lanka need to guard themselves. A mutual interest and understanding is needed. We have to support India for safeguarding us and India should do vice-versa,” the High Commissioner said. Seneviratne said “we do not want others to come and advice us. We are a historical society for 100 years. We can resolve issues through discussions.”Stating that Kerala has a high priority for Sri Lanka, the High Commissioner said they were working for new initiatives and there were “good vibrations.” India and Sri Lanka are still sorting the fishermen issue, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Sudharshan Seneviratne has said.He also said that countries making their presence in the Indian Ocean should respect the geographical reality, individuality, and security of the nations in the region, The Hindu newspaper reported. read more

Security Council and others must rise to their responsibilities in the Middle

“Like no other conflict, the Arab-Israeli conflict carries a powerful symbolic and emotional charge for people throughout the world… And our continued failure to resolve this conflict calls into question the legitimacy and the effectiveness of this Council itself.”“The parties must now rise to their responsibilities. So must the Quartet and our partners in the region. And so must this Council. With all the tools at our disposal, let us work together to put in place a credible political process, based on dialogue, parallel implementation of obligations, monitoring of performance, and clarity.”Mr. Annan made his comments in an address to a ministerial-level meeting of the Council that was requested by the League of Arab States, and which followed yesterday’s gathering of the so-called diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East, comprising the United Nations, United States, European Union (EU) and Russia.The Quartet welcomed recent efforts to form a Palestinian national unity government in the hope that it would commit to non-violence and recognize Israel’s right to exist, thus allowing for renewed engagement, and in his speech Mr. Annan also praised the group for recognizing that “greater engagement is crucial… with the parties and in the region.”“Today, we deal with a difficult situation in Gaza, in which the Authority is starved of resources… The Palestinian society is rapidly becoming poorer. If this were to continue, and the Palestinian Authority were to collapse, the consequent fragmentation and radicalization of Palestinian society would be a terrible, perhaps irreversible, strategic setback,” he warned.Mr. Annan highlighted that Palestinians living in Gaza and in the West Bank “under occupation have neither a State nor a functioning government,” but he also acknowledged the right of Israelis to demand an end to rocket attacks against the south, the return of a soldier captured in June and a Palestinian Authority “that accepts basic principles of peace.”He said that the recent fighting between Hizbollah and Israel had reminded the world how “dangerous it is to leave the broader Arab-Israeli conflict unresolved,” but added the role of the Security Council in bringing about a cessation of hostilities shows it can be “vital” to achieving peace in the region. read more

Collaboration plants seed for control measures

first_imgA collaboration between Fortescue Metals Group and IBN Services will see plants from the Pilbara’s only commercial native plant nursery used as part of a vegetation shelterbelt around Fortescue’s Hedland Operations. Around 3,000 trees have been purchased from IBN Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of IBN Corp, a leading Aboriginal organisation owned by the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli people. The trees will form a 2.2 km by 6 m vegetation belt which will decrease wind speeds across Fortescue’s operational sites, reducing capacity for open areas to generate dust.Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Nev Power and Chief Executive Officer elect Elizabeth Gaines were joined by WA Regional Development Minister Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC and IBN Services Chief Executive Officer Tony McRae to mark the start of the second stage of the shelterbelt project with a tree planting ceremony.“We are excited to welcome Minister MacTiernan to our Hedland Operations to showcase the robust and innovative measures Fortescue has in place to improve environmental outcomes,” Power said. “Iron ore exports through Port Hedland are vital to the town’s future sustainability and as a responsible member of the local community, we want to ensure our operations can co-exist in a mutually beneficial relationship.”Ms Gaines said providing employment and business opportunities for Pilbara Traditional Owners was a key aspect of Fortescue’s commitment to local communities. “We want to ensure communities benefit from the growth and development of our business and to provide sustainable training and opportunities which support local businesses and people,” she said.Owned and run by Aboriginal people, IBN Services operates the only commercial native plant nursery in the region. “It’s something IBN people are really proud of and is part of IBN’s broader strategy of developing businesses to deliver better social outcomes and financial sustainability for Pilbara Aboriginal people,” McRae said.“Working in partnership with Fortescue and other Pilbara companies, as well as all governments, is helping to build our business and build better futures for our people.”The planting of a shelterbelt or ‘green windbreak’ is part of a number of environmental controls that Fortescue has in place, which includes a boundary monitoring network, sealing trafficable areas and the use of belt wash stations and under belt sprays on conveyors.The vegetation strip is a more sustainable and natural long-term solution to engineered wind fences and also provides soil stability during rain events and flooding and improves the aesthetics of Fortescue’s operational sites.A ‘proof of concept’ planting was undertaken in early 2017.last_img read more

Klemen Cehte to Al Shabab

The Slovenian left back Klemen Cehte obviously has no problem with the desert. Former member of French PAUC will again play in Persian Gulf. After Qatar, the one of the best Slovenian players at World Championship 2015 will join Al Shabab team from Dubai (United Arab Emirates).He signed two years contract. ← Previous Story SG Flensburg with four newcomers, 6.5 mil budget and 5.000 season tickets plan Next Story → Besiktas MOGAZ replace right wing – Djukic instead of Zrnic

Wayback Machine now boasts 240 billion with a b URLs and 5PB

first_imgIf you’re looking to get a flash back to when Newt Gingrich looked like he might be the next president, or you want to pretend that the City of Heroes community was still intact, or you just want something to help kill the time at work, the Wayback Machine is for you. It has been the definitive source of archived Internet content for years, and it just received a humongous update.This week, the Wayback Machine jumped from an archive of 150 billion URLs to 240 billion. The massive data centers that process all of this content now hold more than five petabytes of information (that’s five million gigabytes).It’s a pretty simple process — just enter a URL, and you will be presented with a list of all the different dates and times that the URL was archived. Click on one of those dates and you will go back in time, being presented with exactly what that website looked like back in the day. Among the items being highlighted with the newest update are full archives of the City of Heroes website, as well as Fortune City, Splinder, and tons of presidential election content.The Wayback Machine, which is organized by a non-profit group called the Internet Archive, has origins dating back to 2005, although the data collection that allowed such an infrastructure to be created was started in 1996. Its design is specifically to be used for people wanting to look back at a website several months ago or earlier. It is not meant for people who want to see what was written on a site last week.It has actually been used in legal cases, to point to claims or statements that were made on websites but were later removed. That shows just how reliable these digital archives are. It also emphasizes the point that once something is on the internet, it is as good as permanent, no matter whether or not it’s changed later on.For a bit of fun: If you do a Wayback Machine search of the Wayback Machine, you’ll realize that not much has changed over the last decade or so. Their database has grown, but their site has largely stayed the samelast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_img No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Pavel L Photo and Video Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 4:52 PM Dec 6th 2016, 4:52 PM 6,759 Views EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #SHERGAR PART II The theft of a greyhound valued at €1 million has been likened to the famous IRA kidnapping of Irish racehorse Shergar.2. #HAILED A HERO A taxi man rushed to the rescue of a family trapped inside a burning house in Swords, Dublin.3. #JAILED A Dublin man arrested on explosives charges in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles last year has been jailed for five and a half years by the Special Criminal Court.4. #BIN THE CHARGES Plans to make people pay-by-weight for rubbish collection have been delayed.5. #BURQA BAN German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated her party’s bid to ban the full face veil. The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Image: Shutterstock/Pavel L Photo and Video Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Garreth MacNamee Share Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Meet the Newest Member of the Archie Family Reggie

first_imgStay on target Riverdale High School’s lousiest punk, Reggie Mantle, and his adorable dachshund, Vader, star in a new solo series from Archie Comics!The solicitation for issue 1, released by Archie Comics,There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than… Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn’t think there’s anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up — his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle.Archie Comics has some of the longest running characters in comics, with the Riverdale High School crew dating back to the 1940’s. When they decided to relaunch the series last year, there was a lot of doubt in the air. Thankfully, the publisher understood that to do their classic characters justice, they would need truly great creative teams. First putting Mark Waid and Fiona Staples on the titular Archie was a bold mission statement.Following Archie up was Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson on Jughead, as well as Adam Hughes on Betty & Veronica. Reggie And Me find writer Tom DeFalco teamed with artist Sandy Jarrell handling Riverdale’s worst of the worst.The first issue feels as if the reader looked across the street from Archie Andrews, keeping perfectly in tune with the world, humor, and tone of Mark Waid ‘s Archie series. The drama and angst are all connected to each other, if even in the smallest way, which makes the town feel that much more fleshed out.Writer Tom DeFalco has been working in comics for a long time, and is no stranger to the emotional teenager aspect of the book, having had long runs on Spider-Man, Nightwing, and Spider-Girl. He captures the drama arising from the silly/pointless problems of being a teenager at Riverdale High School, while also having the teens handle it in a very natural way.Artist Sandy Jarrell is perfectly suited for the Riverdale universe, given his work on Batman’66. Utilizing his honed skill of capturing exaggerated and expressions that he mastered on Batman ’66, Jarrell expertly shows us how Reggie carries himself vs. how he feels on the inside. Perfect for a book in the Riverdale universe, Jarrell feels right at home amongst the likes of other Archie Comics artists, such as Veronica Fish, which makes the books feel that much more connected.If I have any problem with this first issue, it would be that it uses a similar narrative gimmick as Betty & Veronica #1, but it is a minor issue. The book is a lot of fun and very accessible to new readers, and the story is solid as well.Focusing on Riverdale High School’s biggest jerk, Reggie Mantle, and his dog, Vader, the first issue works well as a character study. Looking at Reggie from an outsider’s perspective adds a lot of layers to the character, which all of the new Archie series have been doing a great job. Reggie isn’t just a jerk for no reason, he has thoughts and feelings and opinions, even if he is obvious.A great first issue, and a great jumping on point for news readers, this series has the potential to become a must-read every month. Reggie And Me #1, published by Archie Comics, written by Tom DeFalco and drawn by Sandy Jarrell, is scheduled to be released on December 7th in print and online.View as: One Page Slides1. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover A – Regular Sandy Jarrell)2. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover B – Variant Ben Caldwell)3. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover C – Variant Derek Charm)4. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover D – Variant Ron Frenz)5. Reggie And Me #1 (Cover E – Variant Hack)6. 7. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover F – Variant Jampole)8. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover G – Variant Pitilli)9. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover H – Variant Wilfredo Torres)10. Reggie and Me #1 (Cover I – Variant Michael Walsh) 11 Groundbreaking Female Comic Book ArtistsGifts for the ‘Archie’ Comics Fan in Your Life last_img read more

Scott Campbell lauded at celebration of life

first_imgHundreds packed into the downtown Hilton Sunday afternoon to share memories and celebrate the life of civic leader and community staple Scott Campbell, who died in early September.Friends Mark Matthias, owner of Warehouse ’23, and Kim Capeloto, of Riverview Community Bank, spoke about their friend, and made a big show of crumpling up and tossing their scripts aside.Scripts, they said, weren’t Scott’s style.Through his work, and his own volition, Campbell served in dozens of local nonprofits and community organizations, from helping with the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes to personally persuading guests at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s annual walk and run into adopting dogs.To hint at his reach, they asked anyone involved in his recent Vancouver City Council campaign to stand. Then those from Waste Connections, where he worked, then anyone on those boards or nonprofits, or anyone who planned on still voting for him in November.“And if anybody’s not standing now, will anyone that ever had a whiskey or a cigar with Scott Campbell, please stand up,” Capeloto asked.last_img read more

Paul Missick and Jamal Missick Thompson sentenced

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 13, 2017, – Providenciales – 25 year old Jamal Missick Thompson and 24 year old Paul Missick have both sentenced to 5 years imprisonment each for the Burglary of a guest room at the Ocean Club East Resort in Gracebay.   On Sunday 10th July 2016 at 1:30am, the visiting couple secured their room by locking the door and sliding doors and went to bed.Around 3am they were awakened by noises inside their hotel room and saw two male persons inside.   A chase ensued and one of the culprits was apprehended.   A report was made and police were dispatched to the location.   Upon arrival, it was ascertained that the culprit was Paul Missick and was arrested.Upon making checks in the room, it was discovered that a number of items including Jewelry, Credit Cards, Identifications cards and a large sum of cash were missing.   Further enquiries made the police to know that the other culprit was Jamal Thompson, he was later arrested and both were charged for Burglary.   At their first appearance in court they both plead not guilty hence a trial date was set. After the trial they were both found guilty.Press Release: RTCIPFlast_img read more

Agriculture Minister Tours 2017 Cooperative Youth Entrepreneur Summer Programme

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 24, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, the Hon. Renward Wells toured the 2017 Cooperative Youth Entrepreneur Summer Programme, an initiative of the Ministry’s “Youth Embracing Excellence Successfully,” also known as the (YEES) Project, which was held at C.I. Gibson School, Marathon Road. The summer programme has been an ongoing initiative in the Ministry, since 2015, and has proven itself to be popular and successful, after it was rebranded from just being referred to as “School Co-ops.”Minister Wells embraced the opportunity to meet the 35 teenagers, now eager to start their own businesses, and learn more about the micro-economic impact of local souvenir making. He understood that these students have been developing these emerging cottage industries, since they started in 2015 when the program had only 19 participants.The Ministry’s Department of Cooperatives, spearheaded by its Director, Dr. Judy Simmons, has familiarized the Ministry with the importance of developing youth entrepreneurial initiatives, sponsored by the Ministry, to encourage young people leaving school to create jobs for themselves and help others create their own jobs to be their own bosses. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Rangers boss We will all take the blame together

first_imgRangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted that he didn’t get the reaction he wanted from his Rangers players as they lost further ground in the Premiership title race at Ibrox, adding that they’ve all taken the responsibility together.Speaking to Evening Times Gerrard said:“It was not the result or the reaction I wanted after the weekend.“It was a six or seven out of ten and it wasn’t enough to beat a well-drilled Kilmarnock team.“We knew the onus would be on us to provide the quality. We got the first goal which should have given us a big lift but it never.“We continued to play slowly. It was a frustrating result and a frustrating performance.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“I can sit here and protect them all night and take the blame. If that’s what they want then I will.“But, they are Rangers players. They are the ones who have to go out and deliver and tonight they haven’t“We will all take the blame together but they have to take responsibility at some point. It is a concern that it has happened a few times now.“I know the players can play better than this. The performance wasn’t good enough. Two or three really put it in and maxed out for us but the rest weren’t at it.“I thought it was a pretty similar performance to Sunday. Not good enough.“I expected a better reaction. I think the fans deserved a better reaction and better performance and they never delivered it.”last_img read more

Lightning kills boy in Kishoreganj

first_imgA boy was killed as a thunderbolt hit him in Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj on Tuesday. The deceased was Tanjil Hossain, 15, son of Lotu Mia of Pachlipara village under Korgaon union in Katiadi.Chairman of Korgaon union parishad Sharafat Loskar Parvez said Tanjil was hit by a lightning strike while he was going to fishing to a nearby water body around 11:00am.Locals rushed Tanjil to Bagolpur Jahurul Islam Medical College and Hospital where on-duty physicians declared him dead.last_img

CityCenter DC Holiday Tree Lighting

first_imgCityCenterDC is scheduled to kick off the holiday season with an exciting evening of performances from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. and the inspirational viral sensation Cardinal Shehan School Choir from Baltimore. The event is scheduled to be held on Nov. 25 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m at The Park at CityCenter, 10th Street, NW and New York Avenue, NW. Washingtonians will be treated to joyful holiday music and an official lighting ceremony and countdown emceed by NBC4’s Eun Yang. Families will be entertained with balloon artists, face painters, holiday activities and more. 2017 CityCenter D.C. Holiday Tree Lightinglast_img read more

37th India Carpet Expo kicks off

first_imgThe 37th Edition of India Carpet Expo, organised by Carpet Export Promotion Council, was inaugurated on March 10, 2019, at NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, New Delhi. The event began with lamp lighting ceremony by Raghvendra Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in the august presence of Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). The Expo is organised with an aim to promote the cultural heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made carpets, and other floor coverings among the visiting overseas carpet buyers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking at the event, Raghvendra Singh said: “We are very glad that CEPC organises this Expo twice every year to promote Indian weavers worldwide. Every year Expo generates a huge amount of business. We have everything handmade and hand weaved here, which is the major attraction to the foreign buyers.” He further appreciated the new innovations and display by the members. Chairman, CEPC highlighted that carpet industry was not incorporated in the recent decision taken by cabinet for extending ROSL (Rebate on State Levies) to the handmade carpet industry. Raghvendra Singh, Secretary Textiles immediately called for a meeting on March 11, 2019 with the representatives of the Handmade Carpet Industry to present their case and assured his best possible support to the Handmade Carpet Industry. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveShantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) appreciated the efforts made by Chairman and Committee of Administration in organising India Carpet Expo on such a large scale and expressed hope that the benefit will ultimately go to the artisans and weavers. Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, CEPC said, “India carpet expo is an ideal platform for International Carpet Buyers, buying Agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters to meet and establish long term business relationship. This exhibition is a crucial step towards taking Indian exports of handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights. We have also set up a special theme pavilion wherein the experts of the industry are showcasing the process of carpet weaving through the concept of ergonomic and flexible tufting frame.” Sharma further added that orders worth over a thousand crores are expected to be executed. New fall-winter colors and designs are being showcased at the Carpet Expo. India Carpet Expo is one of the largest handmade carpet fairs in Asia that offers a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings under one roof. With the participation of over 305 exhibitors, it has become a popular destination worldwide for handmade carpets. A record number of 152 overseas carpet buyers from around 60 countries registered their presence on the first day of the fair. It is the endeavor of the Council to provide an exclusive business environment to both carpet importers as well as manufacturer-exporters, which ultimately will benefit about two million weavers and artisans employed in this highly labour intensive rural based MSME cottage industry.last_img read more

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