34 Maoists held in Sukma

first_imgNAGPUR: The Chhattisgarh police on Sunday claimed to have arrested 34 Maoists from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.“The district police and the DRG [District Reserve Guard] arrested 31 Maoists from Chintagufa police station limits, and the Special Task Force and the DRG have arrested three Maoists from Fulbagadi area [of Sukma] today. The arrested people include the Janatana Sarkar presidents [of CPI (Maoist)], Jan Militia commanders, DKMS presidents and members, CNM [Chetna Natya Manch] commanders and deputy Commanders,” said a press note issued by the Sukma district police.The police said all the arrested people were active as members of the outlawed CPI (Maoist). “They were involved in the execution of many violent incidents by the Maoists, including the recent Burkapal attack. All of them were produced before a court today,” the statement added.The Maoist attack near Burkapal village of Sukma in April this year had resulted in the death of 25 CRPF men. Most of the alleged Maoists arrested on Sunday are the residents of Burkapal.The CRPF men had said there was firing from inside the village during the attack on April 24. Villagers had denied any role in the attack, saying that they had all had gone out of the village to celebrate Bija Pondum.last_img read more

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Giving young children a voice

first_imgPanaji: Nearly 12 years after a local non-governmental organisation initiated the process, the Goa Directorate of Panchayats has indicated the possibility of holding Bal Gram Sabhas for children in the State. The sabhas are one of the platforms available to children in their villages or in schools to voice their grievances. The Directorate has also planned to hold Special Gram Sabhas in village panchayats.The NGO Children’s Rights in Goa (CRG) has welcomed the decision. Sushma M. Pawar, public relations in-charge, CRG, said in 2006, as per the mandate of the Goa Children’s Act 2003, CRG had initiated the process of setting up Village Child Committees (VCCs), Bal Sabhas and Bal Panchayats in Arambol. On September 22, 2006, the first VCC was set up at the panchayat in Arambol, Pernem taluk of North Goa where students from schools in and around the area participated.Subsequently, CRG facilitated the process of bal sabhas and bal panchayats in other villages and in 2014, reached out to 1,295 children in 20 schools across the State. Goa is the first in the country to have a special child rights legislation and a children’s court.On February 10, 2015, CRG collaborated with the Directorate of Women and Child Development to organise a bal panchayat training programme titled ‘Amche Vichar, Amcho Fudar’ (Our views, our future). Nearly 67 children from six villages of Pernem and Bardez taluka participated.Sarita Santamaria, case coordinator, CRG, said in 2014, the Directorate of Women and Child Development (DWCD), Goa, had introduced The Goa Village and Municipal Child Committee Grants and awards Scheme 2014 for recognising the functioning of the VCCs. Accordingly, VCCs that have been carrying on their work satisfactorily are eligible for an annual grant of ₹10,000 towards administrative expenses. The DWCD also gives an annual award of ₹10,000 to the best performing village and municipal child committee in each taluka.The monetary schemes were instrumental in encouraging village panchayats to reach out to children.The CRG has now expressed the need for the convergence between the Directorate of Panchayat and DWCD to prevent duplication of effort.last_img read more

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CBI to assist Sri Lanka fight corruption in cricket: Arjuna Ranatunga

first_imgFormer Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has revealed that India have offered to assist the island nation tackle the match-fixing and corruption in cricket in the country.”India has specialized knowledge on the issue having taken action against many corrupt activities in match-fixing. I made the request, and Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi immediately put me in touch with the CBI [Central Bureau of Investigation],” said Ranatunga.”We don’t have the expertise or the laws to deal with this problem in a proper manner. India promised to help us in drafting legislation too,” Ranatunga, who led Sri Lanka to glory in the 1996 World Cup, said.Sri Lanka Cricket’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was arrested for alleged financial fraud. The police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that Piyal Nandana was arrested following a complaint lodged by the SLC to the Inspector General of Police.Corruption in Sri Lankan cricket came to light earlier this year when an Al Jazeera documentary uncovered a groundsman agreeing to doctor pitches for Test matches involving some of the world’s top teams in Sri Lanka.The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) appointed a committee to look into the matter, to assess if there was a failure in protocols and to take measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.The SLC suspended former players Tharindu Mendis and Jeevantha Kulatunga, who were working as provincial coaches. The assistant manager at the Galle cricket ground, who is implicated in Al Jazeera’s allegations, was also suspended.Read – ECB, Cricket Australia reject fresh claims of spot-fixing by their playersadvertisementThe documentary showed two men claiming to be the assistant manager at the Galle stadium and another former cricketer speaking to an undercover reporter and explaining how a pitch could be doctored.Last year’s Test between Sri Lanka and India at Galle is also under suspicion and match-fixers have targeted England’s Test at the same venue in November.Match-fixing has become a major concern for cricket in recent years.In 2010, Pakistani players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were part of a gambling-inspired plot to bowl no-balls at pre-arranged times during a Test match against England at Lord’s.Recently, legendary batsman Sanath Jayasuriya was charged with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.However, these charges are in relation with non-cooperation and he is not accused on indulging in any corrupt activity.Jayasuriya has said that he has been advised not to comment on the charge of non-cooperation levied on him by the ICC.last_img read more

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Now former OU players are sticking up for OSU

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! I’m not an OSU fan by any stretch but someone needs to take legal action. This irresponsible journalism can not be allowed.— Rufus Alexander (@Rufus_Alexander) September 10, 2013 This whole thing has my head spinning…I’m an OU alumni and fan not an OSU guy. That being said I’m not buying this SI article. I think it’s bogus! Some of these things are crap!!— Dusty Dvoracek (@DustyDvoracek) September 10, 2013last_img read more

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Fulham give Championship rivals a lift after being pegged back by QPR

first_imgFulham’s efforts to step up their challenge for an automatic promotion place suffered a setback as they squandered a two-goal lead and drew 2-2 with Queens Park Rangers at Craven Cottage.Tom Cairney and Lucas Piazon had put Slavisa Jokanovic’s side in control but Massimo Luongo pulled one back for the visitors in first-half added-time and Pawel Wszolek completed the comeback in the 81st minute.The draw at least enabled the Cottagers to set a new club record of 16 unbeaten league games. But their failure to hold on to the lead meant they missed out on the chance to close the gap on second-placed Cardiff to five points, 24 hours before the Welsh side travel to face Derby. Rangers deserved a point for their second-half recovery but they were assisted by a number of Fulham errors, in particular when Denis Odoi was caught in possession by Wszolek, allowing the winger to run clear on goal and finish past Marcus Bettinelli.Jokanovic’s side have been in a formidable run of form at home, coming into the clash on the back of nine league wins at Craven Cottage. And the confidence generated by recent results was evident in a positive start in which they dominated early possession and almost forced a fourth-minute opening goal.Cairney found space on the edge of the Rangers area and drilled in a low shot that Alex Smithies could only push into the path of Ryan Sessegnon, whose effort was ruled out for offside. Sessegnon was denied again in the 22nd minute with a far-post header and it was no surprise when the breakthrough came 10 minutes later.Piazon gathered a loose ball near halfway before Stefan Johansen picked out Cairney’s forward run and the Fulham captain placed a precise left-foot shot inside the post from 25 yards out.Fulham’s keeper, Bettinelli, had been largely untroubled, but was forced to make a good save to deny Wszolek after the left-back, Matt Targett, had carelessly given the ball away. Moments later Piazon doubled Fulham’s lead in the 45th minute after Ryan Fredericks had delivered a low cross that was helped into the path of the Brazilian by Sessegnon. Share on Messenger Facebook The Observer Pinterest Fulham’s Lucas Piazon scores their second goal. Photograph: Adam Holt/Action Images Share on Facebook Share via Email Championship The home side appeared in complete control but Rangers were handed a lifeline when Matt Smith headed Luke Freeman’s free-kick down towards Luongo, who hooked the ball past Bettinelli.The goal had given Ian Holloway’s side hope and Fulham were again guilty of creating problems for themselves when Fredericks needlessly gave the ball away inside his own half.Rangers worked the ball towards Smith who had a clear run on goal and was denied by another good save from Bettinelli. Fulham then paid a heavy price for their carelessness when Odoi presented Wszolek with the chance to level. Topics Share on WhatsApp Accrington Stanley defying all logic to sit top of League Two? Exactly match reports Twitter Share on Pinterest QPR Fulham Share on Twitter Read more Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Ive stopped reading social media comments

first_imgMumbai: National award-winning actor Kalki Koechlin, who is playing a pivotal role in ‘Sacred Games 2’, says that though she is quite politically aware as an individual, global politics was not a dinner table discussion at home in her childhood. Despite coming from a French family and brought up in India, global politics was not a topic of conversation at home for Kalki. “I haven’t grown up in an environment where politics was a topic of discussion but, yes, we all watch the news on TV and read newspapers that make us aware, and as growing-up kids, influence all of us. The show, which is directed by Neeraj Ghawyan and Anurag Kashyap, also features Nawazuddin, Pankaj in pivotal roles.last_img read more

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation Awards Luncheon Raises Over 2 Million

first_imgOn Thursday, October 27 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) held its annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon to celebrate the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s announcement of $57 million in grants awarded to more than 250 breast cancer investigators around the world.The event raised more than $2 million with 900 guests in attendance to support breast cancer research.With opening remarks by former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the awards luncheon honored two dedicated individuals for their unwavering devotion to eradicate breast cancer. Deborah Krulewitch, senior vice president of Corporate Administration at The Estée Lauder Companies, was presented with the Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award for her vital role in stewarding BCRF since its founding; Charles Perou, PhD, BCRF grantee, was presented with the Jill Rose Award for his outstanding research and seminal work in breast tumor profiling, which has revolutionized personalized medicine.In addition to Bloomberg, notable attendees included Good Morning America host Amy Robach, author and former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden, BCRF honorary co-chair Leonard Lauder, executive chairman of Estée Lauder and BCRF co-chair William Lauder, BCRF co-chair Kinga Lampert, television chef Sandra Lee, fashion critic Nina Garcia, style expert Gretta Monahan, model Denise Bidot, model Lais Ribeiro, actress Melissa Joan Hart, actresses Lea DeLaria and Kimiko Glenn from Orange is the New Black, actress Krysta Rodriguez, and TV personality Aviva Drescher.The event began with this year’s symposium – “Breast Cancer: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?” – and was moderated by Larry Norton, MD, BCRF scientific director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Judy Garber, MD, MPH, BCRF scientific advisory board chairman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The discussion featured esteemed panelists Charles Perou, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Silvia Formenti, MD from Weill Cornell Medical College.Event co-chairs include Roberta M. Amon, Anne H. Bass, Clarissa Alcock Bronfman, Marjorie Reed Gordon, Betsy S. Green, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, Gail Hilson, Aerin Lauder, Sandra Lee, Wendi Rose, Arlene Taub and Simone Winston.Underwriters for the luncheon include ANN INC., Jody and John Arnhold, Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein, Deborah and Peter Krulewitch, Kinga Lampert, The Lauder Foundation – Leonard and Judy Lauder Fund, Lifetime, Lilly Oncology, Tough Enough to Wear Pink, and Winston Flowers.last_img read more

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In battle against drugs Europe must help Latin America find alternative crops

“Reducing drug supply must go hand in hand with promoting development and job-creation,” UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said in a statement ahead of this week’s Summit of Heads of State and Government of the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean in Vienna.Noting that many Europeans were worried about importing problems from the outside such as drugs, illegal immigration, human trafficking and dirty money, he added: “I believe the response should be for Europe to export security by helping regions plagued by instability, violence and injustice to tackle their problems at source. What happens in the Andes can become Europe’s problem, if not today then tomorrow.”Mr. Costa said he hoped the summit participants would agree practical measures to strengthen the fight against drug trafficking, corruption and organized crime. “The threat posed by drugs can be lowered by reducing supply, demand and trafficking,” he noted.“EU leaders should drive home the message to their people that there is a direct link between drug consumption in Europe and serious crime in the drug-producing countries of Latin America. When you buy a line of cocaine, you are putting money into the pockets of Latin American criminals.”Corruption is an impediment to good governance, democracy and economic development in many Latin American and Caribbean countries, which must demonstrate convincingly that they are “serious about uprooting corruption – a job which no outsider can do for them,” Mr. Costa said. “But the EU can help by providing resources, know-how and assistance.” read more

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Holeinone propels Steve Stricker to 2day lead in Memorial Tournament

Two days into the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, veteran PGA Tour golfer Steve Stricker finds himself atop the leaderboard at 9-under-par. “Obviously, I’m happy to be where I’m at,” Stricker said, “but you’ve just got to keep doing the same things I’ve been doing and try to do the same things, play to my strengths.” Stricker, who started on the back nine, capped off his round with a hole-in-one on the eighth hole, and a birdie on the ninth to propel him three shots ahead of his closest competition. “I made the turn 1-over for the round and shot 30 on the second nine,” Stricker said, “so things got going in the right direction.” Four players find themselves three shots off the lead heading into the weekend. One of those four, Rory McIlroy, shot an even-par 72 Friday. McIlroy did not improve on his first-round 66, but is still in contention. “I felt as if I played good enough to shoot something in the 60s, but I just made too many mistakes out there,” McIlroy said. “I made two bogeys on the front nine from the middle of the fairway with a 9-iron and a sand wedge in my hand. You just can’t do that sort of stuff.” Ricky Barnes, Rod Pampling and Jonathan Byrd also find themselves at 6-under-par. One group that seemed to have the biggest crowd all day was the Phil “Lefty” Mickelson, Charl Schwartzel and Luke Donald trio. Donald, the No. 1 golfer in the world, finished his Friday round birdie-birdie, putting himself in a position for a late tee time. Donald is now tied for sixth, just four shots off the lead and will be a factor entering the weekend. “I played a lot of solid golf today,” Donald said. “Some careless mistakes out there, mostly short game mistakes. … A lot of positives though, and I’m still in a great place for the weekend.” Mickelson finished his day at 2-under-par, and played a nearly flawless round. Lefty recorded three birdies and one bogey Friday, putting him seven shots away from Stricker. “There’s some good chances out there,” Mickelson said. “If I can get a good round tomorrow, I hopefully will get in the mix for Sunday, which is the goal.” Seventy-three players made the cut for the Memorial’s final two rounds. Some big names missed the cut, including Stuart Appleby, Trevor Immelman, Martin Laird, Steve Marino, Jim Furyk, Fred Couples, Lucas Glover, Jhonattan Vegas and Justin Rose. Rose, the defending champion, will not be playing over the weekend at the Memorial this year. Rose shot a 3-over 75 Friday to finish 2-over-par for the first two rounds. The cut was 1-over-par. Rose finished the 18th, knew his weekend was over and, without hesitation, handed his putter to a child in the gallery. Play begins at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, and Stricker will tee off with Barnes at 1:40 p.m. read more

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ABMECs fourth Annual Conference looks at key industry issues

first_imgABMEC, the Association of British Mining Equipment Companies, held its fourth Annual Conference at the Warmsworth Hall Hotel near Doncaster on November 14, with 66 delegates in attendance. The main thrust of the conference, with input from 10 distinguished industry-related speakers, was to address the key issues facing the global mining industry, and the minerals and metal markets, which are all becoming increasingly complex and competitive. The line-up included IM Editor, Paul Moore, who gave a detailed analysis on Poland’s coal mining industry entitled ‘Innovation with Tradition’, based on experience gained on recent visits to the operations of KWK Bobrek-Centrum; JSW Zofiowka and PG Silesia; as well as previous visits to LW Bogdanka and the NWR Karbonia project.Other speakers covered important specific aspects of mining: Chris Hinde, Editorial Director of Intierra RMG, gave an overview of the current state of the minerals and metals markets around the world, the likely pattern of future world demand, and where we can expect future growth potential. He predicted a continued and growing demand for all major minerals, but particularly for copper, coal and iron ore, though coal prices had suffered in recent months.Chris Torrens, Director of Control Risks, outlined the various risk factors involved in mining development, and discussed the warning signs and some of the strategies to anticipate and deal with them, rather than waiting to be the victim of events and predictable economic factors. This was supported by Jim Keir of UK Export Finance who explained the importance of working with regional export advises to obtain the benefit of advice and support based on well-informed local knowledge.Stuart Bennett of Mining H&S went through the essential procedures for applications to, and the likely funding to be available for new projects from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), while Daniel Smith, an Associate of law firm Latham Watkins highlighted the need for expert professional legal guidance in the tricky world of commercial litigation in cases of bribery and corruption, and in potential disputes on matters of negligence and insurance claims. On the practical side, Jim Ford, Principal Inspector H&S, reviewed how, through good mining practice and management, major injuries have seen a rapid decline in recent years, and this was amply illustrated by David Vint, General Manager of ArcelorMittal who related examples of his company’s involvement in a wide variety of worldwide mining activities.Summing up the conference, recently appointed Director General, Jane Isaacs said, “It’s been a tough time for mining equipment companies, but we predict an upturn in the market mid-2014, when our member companies will be prepared to meet demand. ABMEC will be exploring and developing new markets including Vietnam and Mongolia in 2014.”last_img read more

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ROAD TO SWEDEN 2016 Eight matches eight wins for home teams

Qualifications for the Women’s EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden began on Wednesday when eight matches have been played. There were any kind of uncertainty, on the contrary, the closest gap between two teams has been seen in Montenegro, where home team beat Macedonia 21:14.RESULTSGroup 107.10.15 – Norway vs. Belarus – 35:24 (19:13)08.10.15 – Romania vs. LithuaniaGroup 207.10.15 – Czech Republic vs. Italy – 33:15 (14:5)08.10.15 – Serbia vs. UkraineGroup 307.10.15 – Netherland vs. Bulgaria – 45:24 (24:16)07.10.15 – Spain vs. Austria – 25:15 (13:6)Group 407.10.15 – Croatia vs. Slovenia – 27:19 (14:11)07.10.15 – Montenegro vs. FYR Macedonia – 21:14 (12:8)Group 507.10.15 – Poland vs. Finland – 29:12 (13:8)08.10.15 – Hungary vs. SlovakiaGroup 608.10.15 – Russia vs. Portugal08.10.15 – Denmark vs. TurkeyGroup 707.10.15 – Germany vs. Switzerland – 29:18 (13:10)08.10.15 – France vs. IcelandPHOTO: Croatian Handball Federation Sweden 2016Sweden handballWomen’s EHF EURO 2016 ← Previous Story EHF CL: La Rioja sensational win in Belarus! Next Story → Uwe Gensheimer about PSG: I can’t wait to be there! read more

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Chipper in Glasnevin offering romantic meals for Valentines Day

first_imgThe chipper is offering couples the chance to reserve a table this Friday evening, when they will be: THIS VALENTINE’S DAY could be the perfect time to treat your loved one to a battered sausage.NOT THAT KIND OF BATTERED SAUSAGE YOU FILTHY ARTICLES!We mean an actual battered sausage, from Macari’s restaurant and takeaway in Glasnevin. … putting together our 25 years of experience of friendly service and fresh food.center_img Mama will be preparing some of her best kept Italian recipes, wines will be from our family vineyard from the hills of Rome and music will be provided by Italian legend Toto Cotugno*.Macaris is warning that space is limited though, so if you want to put a bit of spice (burger) into your Valentine’s Day, you better get booking.*Toto Cotugno won the Eurovision in 1990. Hold us now.Well, that’s your Valentine’s Day card sorted>This video perfectly captures the torment of every couple’s first Valentine’s Day>Well, these Winter Olympics competitors have some very unfortunate names>last_img read more

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Aer Lingus passengers will have to pay up to €60 for the

first_img Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images 43,844 Views Monday 26 Feb 2018, 2:18 PM Feb 26th 2018, 11:37 AM Share37 Tweet Email4 https://jrnl.ie/3873045 Source: wereturnit.com/Twitter “Working with a specialist partner in this area is designed to enhance the guest experience … Aer Lingus makes no money from this service, nor is it saving any cost, it is simply a means of increasing the quality of our service,” she said.Some airlines do not provide a lost property service. For example, Ryanair’s policy is that “your baggage is your responsibility” and customers must contact the lost property office at the relevant airport if they’ve left something on board.Dublin Airport charges a handling fee of €6 per returned item with additional postage fees if required.Note: This article was updated to include comment from Aer Lingus.Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie We are delighted to announce @aerlingus as our latest #propertypartner We look forward to repatriating #lostproperty worldwide to @aerlingus Guests @DublinAirport #customerservice #smartflies pic.twitter.com/1EjcGA16P8— wereturnit.com (@wereturnit) February 15, 2018 Take me to Fora By Fora Staff Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/PA Images Short URL Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: ChargesThe cost of using the service starts at €20 for the return of items like wallets, purses, glasses and passports. The return of a phone or bag costs €30 while a tablet device costs €40. Laptops are the most expensive item with a ‘find and return fee’ of €60.However, prices – which do not include VAT – may be higher depending on the weight and dimensions of the lost property.According to Aer Lingus’s website, customers must use the service “if you’ve left some property on board one of our aircraft or in our Aer Lingus lounge in Dublin Airport”.If they’ve left an item at an airport other than Dublin, they must contact the relevant airport authority’s lost property unit instead.In response to a query from Fora, an Aer Lingus spokeswoman said the airline introduced the service “to offer guests a more efficient system of retrieving any lost property items life behind”. Aer Lingus passengers will have to pay up to €60 for the return of lost items The IAG-owned airline is using a third-party firm to provide a ‘find and return’ service. 36 Comments AER LINGUS PASSENGERS will have to pay up to €60 for the return of lost property.Passengers who leave behind items like wallets, phones and laptops on board one of its aircraft, or in the Aer Lingus lounge at Dublin Airport, will now be charged between €20 and €60 for the search and return of the lost item.The service is provided through a third-party outfit called WeReturnIt, a Dublin-based company that also counts low-cost airline Norwegian and car rental firm Europcar as clients.WeReturnIt receives items from its so-called ‘lost property partners’. Lost property is stored for a period of 31 days, after which it may be binned or sold.Customers searching for a lost item complete an online form with flight information and a description of the property. WeReturnIt then checks if the item is in storage, confirms proof of ownership and ships it to its owner. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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10k for 10k Greek businessman sets out to raise 10000 for Childrens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Melbourne-based businessman George Passas had an alternative, and philanthropic, idea for thanking clients and friends for their support.Celebrating the upcoming milestone of 10,000 followers on Instagram for his construction company – currently standing at over 9,800 – Mr Passas decided to run the ‘$10k for 10k’ campaign, aiming to raise $10,000 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation.“Supporting children who are battling cancer is something that we feel strongly about, and we hope that our donations will bring researchers closer to creating gentler treatments for children fighting this disease and one day even a cure,” the organiser explains.The end date for the fundraiser is Sunday 30 June, and response thus far has been overwhelming with more than $7,000 donated to date.In a bid to raise awareness and help research efforts on childhood cancer, Mr Passas encourages professionals in his industry, members of the Greek community and the broader public to contribute to the initiative.To support the ‘$10k for 10k’ campaign, visit https://bit.ly/2VGJji9* The Children’s Cancer Foundation was set up in 1992 by parents of children with cancer. The Foundation provides support services for patients’ families, runs initiatives to enhance clinical care, facilitates access to new treatments and funds research.last_img read more

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People Post About Their Dogs a Lot on Social Media and I

first_img Surprise! People love talking about their dogs. Even more shocking, people love posting about their dogs, sharing pictures of their dogs, and overall just love spamming social media with any anecdote about their dog (not that we mind).A new study released by BarkBox last week looked at the way dog owners behaved on social media and found that the act of owning a dog had a significant effect.The study, conducted by Kelton Global, a leading global insights research firm, surveyed 1,006 dog parents over the age of 18. It concluded that dog owners might go through a “withdrawal” when away from their pet, so they increase the amount they talk about their pooch on social media. Dog people talk or post about their dog around six times a week on average, or watch videos or look at photos of dogs in general three times per week.And this statistic might explain a lot about Instagram: around one in ten dog people have a social media account specifically for their pet.Out of all the pictures that may be on their phone, the majority (around 20 percent) are of their dog.Technology has allowed us to access some parts of our lives easier and more frequently, so it could be a way to fill the void when your dog isn’t around. It’s also a way to connect with your dog when you might be in another location since a number of survey participants admitted to having a webcam conversation with their dogs, and over 30 percent said they had a webcam set up so they can watch their dogs.Of course, the younger the dog parent, the more likely they’ll use technology to interact. The survey found 24 percent of millennials versus 13 percent of non-millennials had admitted to watching their dog on a webcam.In conclusion, people love their dogs. You don’t need a study to tell you that.This is part two of the survey. Part one, released late last year, found that 93 percent of participants said their lives were made better because of their dog.The study was funded by BarkBox, which makes a living off people who love the hell out of their dogs, so this isn’t exactly a scientific study. What it is though is a confirmation that people will do anything for their pups, and that when your Facebook feed is getting overrun with doggie pics, you can’t really do anything about it. It’s about love. Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Marcus Rashford on the Manchester Derby

first_imgIn an exclusive blog for the Manchester United website, Rashford shares his memories and experience of playing in the Manchester derby.Manchester United visit the Etihad on Sunday for a mouthwatering derby, and Jose Mourinho’s team will go into the game high on confidence after their 2-1 victory away at Juventus on Wednesday.Ahead of the game, Rashford wrote on the United website, sharing what the derby means to him.“I just love playing in the derby. There is a different feel around the city, and the way my friends speak leading up to the game is always different to other games.” Rashford said.“My family are the same. When it’s derby day, my brother just doesn’t speak! He is just tuned into the game and everyone just keeps themselves to themselves.“Derby day has always been a massive day in my family. There was always a get-together of sorts at my house when I was younger, including the one City fan in my family – my uncle.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“So it’s always all of us against him! [Laughs] Going to the derby games means you get the full experience and the full day out.“When you watch it on TV, it’s completely different to when you watch it at the ground. The atmosphere and the feeling is second to none when you’re there, but I still have great memories of watching on TV with my family.“The rivalry has always been huge between the two teams, I remember that from coming up through the ranks at United. I think I played in my first derby at nine years old and it felt different, it was special.“When I first joined the club, we had players from all over the country playing for United, there was a group of about 30 or 35 of us and, even though some weren’t from Manchester when they played in that game, it just had a different feel to it. It’s something that the Academy players here are well prepared for so you’re always ready when you step into that environment.“I’ll never forget Wazza’s overhead-kick [at Old Trafford in 2011]. That was probably one of the most entertaining derbies I have ever watched. For me personally, to score the winner there [at the Etihad in 2016] was the biggest feeling in my career. Obviously, winning trophies is always your aim but I’d say on a personal note that was the biggest feeling I’ve had.”last_img read more

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South Koreas foreigneronly casinos see revenues grow in August

first_img Jeju gaming decline sees Landing International fall into loss in 1H19 RGB expecting strong 2019 despite second quarter revenue, profit decline RelatedPosts South Korea’s foreigner-only casino operators posted improved results in August with both Paradise Co and Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) announcing year-on-year increases this week.Paradise Co, which runs the Paradise City integrated resort in Incheon plus Paradise Walker-hill in Seoul, Jeju Grand and Busan Casino, reported an impressive 36.1% year-on-year increase in casino revenue in August to KRW69.28 billion. Sale of the century Load More The uptick was due to both higher volume and better luck, with table drop rising 24.4% to KRW623.03 billion. Table game revenue for the month was up 39.1% to KRW65.94 billion while slot machine revenue fell 4.3% to KRW3.35 billion.Meanwhile, GKL – a subsidiary of the Korea Tourism Organization that operates two casinos in Seoul and one in Busan under its Seven Luck brand – saw a more modest 4.5% year-on-year increase in casino sales in August to KRW53.01 billion, although the figure represented a significant 28.9% improvement over July numbers.GKL reported a 4.0% increase in table game sales for the month to KRW47.85 billion with EGM sales up 9.3% to KRW5.16 billion.For the first eight months of 2019 combined, Paradise Co has seen a 21.1% increase in casino revenue to KRW494.45 billion while GKL’s casino sales are down 1.9% to KRW320.13 billion.last_img read more

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Financial wellbeing in numbers

first_imgA look at some key statistics around financial wellbeing in the workplace:76% of US respondents provide financial health programmes for employees (Source: Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health) bit.ly/1N6SVnG44% of millennial respondents cite saving for a house as their financial priority (Source: Barnett Waddingham) bit.ly/229SxM066% of respondents who are struggling financially expect to work beyond 65, compared to 28% who are not worried about their finances (Source: Willis Towers Watson) bit.ly/1RCnKpD96% of respondents want to offer staff a holistic financial education programme (Source: Nudge) bit.ly/1QS9iYT39% say their financial struggles prevent them from performing at their best at work (Source: Willis Towers Watson) bit.ly/1qsnEH7last_img read more

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TwoYear Budget Deal Still Elusive After Administration Capitol Hill Negotiations

first_img ADC AUTHOR Senior White House officials met with top congressional leaders Wednesday to resume negotiations toward reaching a comprehensive deal on spending limits but left at a stalemate on overall spending to avoid another government shutdown this fall, Politico reported.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) met with Acting White House Chief of Staff Mitch Mulvaney, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Acting Management and Budget Office Director Ross Voight to discuss a two-year agreement.However, the meeting ended after failing to agree on topline funding allocation, raising new doubts over their ability to avert another fiscal crisis later this year, according to Roll Call.The negotiations stalemate prompted Republicans to turn to a one-year continuing resolution to increase domestic spending and halt steep budget cuts from a potential sequester this fall.“We are taking sequester off the table,” Mnuchin said after the meeting. “We are prepared to do a one-year CR with a one-year debt ceiling. The president has every intention of keeping the government open.”After the meeting, Democrats blamed Republican leaders hesitance to set a limit without approval from President Donald Trump. Republicans countered that they didn’t receive serious offer to reach agreement, and later Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) dismissed a one-year deal.“A one-year CR is bad policy, it’s bad politics and it’s a fallback,” he said. “We should be negotiating a bill. We want to do better.”last_img read more

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Scientists Note Temperature Spike In Gulf of Alaska

first_imgScientists say temperatures in the Gulf of Alaska recently spiked over a very short time span. The warmer temperatures are a byproduct of mild winter weather and could have serious consequences for marine life. The latest temperatures come from a monitoring program that has collected data from the Gulf Waters for the past 17 years.Download Audiolast_img

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