Twitter’s IPO Filing Makes Its Debut

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit readwrite Twitter’s long-anticipated initial public offering went public on the SEC’s Edgar site. The company hopes to raise $1 billion through stock sales and plans to trade under the symbol “TWTR.” Tags:#IPO#social media#twitter Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img

Act Your Financial Age

first_imgBaby Boomers (Born 1946-1964, Age 55-73 in 2019)Determine when to claim Social Security and develop a strategy to provide income from investmentsLearn about Social Security, Medicare, and pension benefits as you approach the age of eligibilityInvestigate later life housing and living costsLearn about required minimum distributions (RMDs) from tax-deferred retirement savings plansTry to pay off all debt before retirementTake advantage of available “senior discounts” Young woman By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, boneill@njaes.rutgers.eduPFMP staff serve service members and their families at all ages and stages of life from young enlisted personnel getting a credit card in their 20s to those receiving retirement pay decades later. Thus, it is essential to understand how different generations handle money. Below are some examples of generational differences:Millennials spend the most of any generation on eating out and Generation X spends the most on housingMillennials are more likely than other generations to not carry around any cashCredit card use and credit scores increase with age as do health insurance premiumsYounger tax filers are more likely to use software and older tax filers more likely to hire a tax professionalEach decade of one’s financial life has suggested recommendations. Below are action steps for the four generations that are currently in the workforce or retired. Positive action steps taken as a young adult should continue throughout one’s adult life. A military homecoming. Portrait of an African American woman wearing navy camouflage uniform standing outdoors with her family. Her husband is holding their 5 year old son who is in the middle between his parents. Return to article. Long DescriptionGet strategic about philanthropy and/or gifting to family membersTalk to children/heirs about finances and estate planningStreamline and consolidate financial accounts and downsize and/or donate excess “stuff”Take RMD withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement savings plans (e.g., 401(k)s and Traditional IRAs)Make sure family members and/or advisors know where to find personal and financial documentsAdjust lifestyle to declining real income, if neededFor additional information about financial tasks for different generations, review the Military Families Learning Network webinar Financial Planning Transitions for Different Generations. Return to article. Long DescriptionGeneration X (Born 1965-1981, Age 38-54 in 2019)Continue to invest for the long term in stocks or stock mutual fundsDiversify investments and periodically rebalance portfolioEnhance employment skills (build human capital)Try to “max out” retirement savings plan contributions; take advantage of catch-up contributions at age 50+Talk to aging parents about their financesPrepare a will and living will if one wasn’t already created Mature/Silent/Traditionalist Generation (Born 1927-1945; age 74-92 in 2019) Return to article. Long DescriptionPhotospin/Ruslan KudrinMillennials or Generation Y (Born 1982-2000; Age 19-37 in 2019)Train for a career and become financially independent from parentsLearn to budget and “pay yourself first”Develop a repayment strategy for student loansBuild an adequate emergency fund (i.e., 3 to 6 months expenses)Build a positive credit historyDevelop investing expertise and start investing for retirementBuy life insurance to protect dependents and/or student loan co-signersBalance YOLO (You Only Live Once) and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) mindsets with financial security Return to article. Long Description read more

Gujarat stares at acute water crisis

first_imgFollowing a deficit monsoon, Gujarat is staring at an acute water crisis as the 204 dams and reservoirs that supply water for drinking and irrigation to various parts of the State are drying up even before the winter ends.Kutch, parts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat are likely to face acute water shortage in the coming months as local water sources have almost dried up and they have to rely only on the Narmada project.“We will face water shortage because of the skewed monsoon. The State government has made elaborate arrangements to ensure that Narmada water is provided to the water-starved regions,” a State government official said.In Surendranagar district, water is supplied once a week, while in some places in Amreli, water is supplied once in 10 days. In parts of Saurashtra, water is supplied only once or twice a week.“As of now, 34 water bodies/dams/ reservoirs have completely dried up, while nearly 166 dams or water bodies are almost 70% dry,” the official said, adding that except south and central Gujarat districts, all other regions will face water crisis from January onwards. The State government has already declared 90 talukas in 16 districts as scarcity hit and also announced a relief package for farmers and cattle breeders.last_img read more

The Indian American Bundlers

first_imgFederal law caps personal contributions in an election cycle to $2,300, limiting individual donations to a presidential campaign to $4,600, as the primaries and the general election count as separate elections.The way major presidential campaign donors stick out among the tens of thousands who make the maximum permissible contribution is not on the strength of their individual donation as much as by becoming “bundlers.” These bundlers typically package and bundle donations from friends, family, business and professional associates, etc., by hosting private and public fundraising events. Bundlers account for nearly half of the almost $160 million raised collectively by  Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the first three quarter of 2007. Sant Singh Chatwal, the biggest Indian American bundler for Hillary Clinton, had not pitched in his own personal contribution to her campaign as of the third quarter of 2007, according to Federal Election Commission recordsA Little India analysis of the 2,493 bundlers in the 2008 presidential campaign identified thus far by the public interest watchdog group Public Citizen revealed 21 Indian American bundlers, almost half of whom work on behalf of Sen. Clinton. Sen. Obama has six Indian American bundlers, followed by two each for Sen. John Edwards and Gov Mitt Romney and one for Sen. John McCain. None of the other candidates listed any Indian American bundlers.The 10 Indian American “Hillraisers”, as Clinton’s bundlers are called, have each committed to raising over $100,000 for her campaign. Of Obama’s six Indian American bundlers, four committed to raising $50,000 and two over $100,000. The other campaigns do not list the dollar amount their bundlers commit to raising.Not surprisingly, bundlers are often rewarded by winning candidates with political favors. A Public Citizen analysis found that one in five of Pres. George W. Bush’s bundlers in the 2000 and 2004 campaigns ended up with government appointments. A CBS investigation in October 2007 revealed that 170 Bush bundlers secured official appointments, including four cabinet positions and 27 ambassadorships.Bundlers are far more valuable than the legions of individual donors on whom candidates, and indeed the bundlers rely, as is illustrated by Sen. Clinton’s most visible Indian American bundler, the hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal.  Chatwal, whose association with the Clintons dates back to Pres. Clinton’s first primary campaign in 1991, has reportedly raised $3 million for Sen. Clinton, headlined by a 1,200 person dinner in June 2007. He told Little India that he was confident that Indian Americans would easily top $5 million for her campaign. But Chatwal had not pitched in his own personal contribution to her campaign, as of the third quarter of 2007, according to records of the Federal Election Commission. However, several members of his family, including his wife Pardaman Chatwal, and two sons Vivek Chatwal and Vikram Chatwal (who is listed as a $100,000 bundler himself) contributed $4,200 apiece to Sen. Clinton’s primary and general election campaigns. Chatwal told Little India that he has held off making his campaign contribution thus far, as have other friends and associates, to pace them for campaign effectiveness. He said his personal contribution would be forthcoming in the “first week of January 2008,” adding that many other Indian Americans are “waiting for a telephone call” and would simply “be happy to write their donations.” Campaigns often want their fundraising timed for the best effect at crucial moments in the campaign cycle.Zach P. Zachariah, president of the Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute, who is arguably the biggest Indian American bundler ever, most certainly for Republicans, is thus far sitting out this primary season. Over the years, Zachariah, a leading Florida cardiologist, is reputed to have helped raise almost $19 million dollars for Republican campaigns ranging from those of Bob Dole and the elder Bush to the current president and his brother, the former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Almost a fifth of his fundraising money, Zachariah says, comes from Indian Americans.His financial contributions to the Bushes have not gone unrewarded. Zachariah has served as delegate to several GOP conventions; was appointed to the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida; named to Pres. George W. Bush’s presidential advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and was a guest at the White House state dinner in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Another prominent Indian American bundler for the Bushes, Raghavendra Vijayanagar was appointed chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine by Gov. Jeb Bush. For his part, Chatwal claims, he has no aspirations for a political appointment: “I am just a businessman,” adding that his interest in supporting the Clintons is to promote India-U.S. relations, which is reflected in the five visits by Pres. Bill Clinton and three by Sen. Hillary Clinton to India, the greatest number by any U.S. president or presidential candidate.“In terms of returns, we’ve already got our money’s worth,” Chatwal said.Like Sen. Clinton, Chatwal refused to entertain the possibility that she might not end up winning the nomination of the Democratic Party. Asked whether he would support a party nominee other than Clinton, Chatwal insisted that the race would be decided in her favor on Feb 5 Super Tuesday, when almost half the states, including the delegate rich states of New York and California hold their primaries. “Iowa is not all that important,” he said, alluding to Clinton’s slipping numbers in the kick-off state.“Call me on Feb 6. I will be happy to talk to you then,” Chatwal said confidently.    Indian American Bundlers 2008 Presidential CampaignsBUNDLERSTATEOCCUPATIONAMOUNTCANDIDATESant ChatwalNYHampshire Hotels & Resorts over $100,000Hillary ClintonVikram ChatwalNYHampshire Hotels & Resortsover $100,000 Hillary ClintonKamil HasanCAHitek Venture Partnersover $100,000 Hillary ClintonTalat HasanCAHitek Venture Partnersover $100,000Hillary ClintonKishore KaulCAUrbantec Developersover $100,000Hillary ClintonArvind RaghunathanNYDeutsche Bankover $100,000Hillary ClintonAnil ShahCACardiologistover $100,000Hillary ClintonPrakash ShahNJFirst Mortgage Realtyover $100,000Hillary ClintonKen SinghCAKenpo Inc.over $100,000Hillary ClintonMahinder TakMDPhysicianover $100,000Hillary ClintonVinai K. ThummalapallyCOMam-A Inc.over $100,000 Barack ObamaDeven ParekhNYInsight Venture Partnersover $100,000 Barack ObamaKarim AlibhaiFLGencomover $50,000 Barack ObamaJatinder BediILThe Indian Reporterover $50,000 Barack ObamaSunil PuriILFirst Rockford Groupover $50,000 Barack ObamaBalvinder SinghILA-One Carpetsover $50,000 Barack ObamaIndra ChatterjeeCAOrrick, Herrington & SutcliffeNot listedJohn EdwardsAkshay RaoMNUniversity of MinnesotaNot listedJohn EdwardsA.K. DesaiFLUniversal Health CareNot listedMitt RomneyR. VijayFLGulf to Bay CardiovascularNot listedMitt RomneyK. V. KumarAZBusiness & Strategic ConsultantsNot listedJohn McCainData for first three quarters of 2007 Bundlers for 2008 Presidential CandidatesBarack Obama (D)Total Raised: $78,915,507Bundlers: 356 Indian Bundlers: 6Hillary Clinton (D)Total Raised: $78,507,181Bundlers: 322 Indian Bundlers: 10Rudy Giuliani (R)Total Raised: $44,559,299Bundlers: 218 Indian Bundlers: 0Mitt Romney (R)Total Raised: $43,999,833Bundlers: 345 Indian Bundlers: 2 John McCain (R)Total Raised: $30,306,621Bundlers: 442 Indian Bundlers: 1John Edwards (D)Total Raised: $29,935,179Bundlers: 665 Indian Bundlers: 2Bill Richardson (D)Total Raised: $18,458,722Bundlers: 14 Indian Bundlers: 0Fred Thompson (R)Total Raised: $12,717,993Bundlers: 113 Indian Bundlers: 0Chris Dodd (D)Total Raised: $8,761,581Bundlers: 12 Indian Bundlers: 0Ron Paul (R)Total Raised: $8,200,347Bundlers: 0Joe Biden (D)Total Raised: $6,172,060Bundlers: 13 Lobbyist Bundlers: 0 Mike Huckabee (R)Total Raised: $2,340,735Bundlers: 7 Indian Bundlers: 0Dennis Kucinich (D)Total Raised: $2,118,294Bundlers: 0Duncan Hunter (R)Total Raised: $1,791,169Bundlers: 0Mike Gravel (D)Total Raised: $306,279Bundlers: 0Data for first three quarters of 2007 as reported to the Federal Election Commission  Related Itemslast_img read more

LaMarcus Aldridge’s 48 lead Spurs past skidding Celtics

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward, Aron Baynes, Kyrie Irving and Daniel Theis, from left, sit on the bench during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Boston, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Two nights after the San Antonio Spurs had no answer for James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge assumed a similarly unstoppable role against the Boston Celtics.Aldridge had 48 points and 13 rebounds, and San Antonio ran past Boston 115-96 on Sunday, giving the short-handed Celtics their fourth straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT View comments It was the latest frustrating outing for the Celtics (43-31), who held an extended players-only meeting after the game. The locker room wasn’t opened to reporters until more than 30 minutes after the final buzzer.“Winning’s hard. Team environments are hard,” Irving said. “It’s not as simple as listening to everybody else speak about what’s going on with the team. … Nobody’s been in my position. Nobody here. So I don’t expect anybody to understand that. Nobody can speak on it.“For me, my focus is figuring out, the guys I have in this locker room, is how to get the best out of them and them get the best out of me.”Coach Brad Stevens was also delayed before speaking with reporters. He said he opened the floor for players to offer insights into their current struggles, but said it wasn’t uncharacteristic for him to seek such input.“There’s some frustration in there,” Stevens said. “We don’t need to ride the emotional rollercoaster. We need to get a lot better.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Antonio led by 16 less than two minutes into the fourth, and the lead grew as high as 25 in the final period.The Spurs allowed 61 points to Harden in the loss to Houston, the most points scored against San Antonio during Gregg Popovich’s tenure as coach.Popovich’s team seemed unfazed by that setback.Aldridge connected on eight of his first 12 shots against Boston. He had 20 points less than 10 minutes in and finished the half with 25 to help San Antonio take a 54-47 lead.Boston’s defense had little for Aldridge, who finished 20 of 31 from the field in 37 minutes. He was pulled with 1:35 remaining after picking up his fifth foul.“We just need it, Aldridge said. “It’s winning time. It’s getting close to playoff time, every game is going to have playoff intensity or implications. It’s just a win that we needed tonight.”TIP-INSSpurs: It was Aldridge’s seventh career 40-point game. … He has 27 double-doubles on the season. … Had 32 assists and just eight turnovers.Celtics: Smart’s 14 points was the fewest points for a Boston leading scorer in a game this season. … Connected on just 40 percent of their field goal attempts (38 of 94). … Irving’s 18 games of 10-plus assists are the most by a Celtics player since Rajon Rondo had 27 such games in 2012-13. … Signed C Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract.INJURY UPDATEScenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving UP ‘mentally stronger’ after 1st round losses, says Tots Carlos The Spurs have won 10 of 12 to strengthen their grip on a Western Conference playoff spot. San Antonio (43-31) is eighth in the conference, a half-game behind Oklahoma City and Utah, after rebounding well from a tough loss to Houston on Friday night.Aldridge had his second-highest scoring output of the season. He scored 56 points on Jan. 10 against the Thunder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I just tried to play,” Aldridge said. “Last game I couldn’t play. They doubled me the whole game. I just had to try to find my rhythm. Tonight, they let me play 1-on-1 and I loved it.”Marcus Smart led the Celtics with 14 points. Kyrie Irving had 11 points and 12 assists, but was just 5 of 17 from the field. Irving left the game briefly and went to the locker room in the first quarter with an injury to his left hand, but returned and played the rest of the way with tape on his left ring finger. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Boston got Gordon Hayward back from a concussion and Aron Baynes returned after missing a game with a left ankle sprain. Jayson Tatum (back contusion), Al Horford (left knee soreness) and Robert Williams III (back soreness) all remained sidelined for a team that trails fourth-place Indiana by two games in the East standings.UP NEXTSpurs: At Charlotte on Tuesday.Celtics: At Cleveland on Tuesday. LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

New Guideline for Chlorinated Drinking Water

first_imgHealth Canada released an updated guideline for trihalomethanes (THMs) in chlorinated drinking water today, May 19. THMs are chemical compounds that may occur when organic material in water is mixed with chlorine. The health risk of THMs remains extremely low although some studies link them to health concerns if there is very long term exposure. THMs are not an issue for Nova Scotians who use private wells as they are a byproduct of the chlorination process. Chlorine is used in many municipal water systems. Municipalities in Nova Scotia with THM levels that currently exceed the updated federal guideline are: Louisbourg, Liverpool, Tatamagouche, Mahone Bay, Baddeck, Hayden Lake, Shelburne, Sydney River and Antigonish. The updated federal guideline reaffirms the existing acceptable level of total THMs at 100 micrograms per litre. But, for the first time, it sets a new guideline for bromodichloromethane (BDCMs) — a component of THMs – at 16 micrograms per litre. The guideline also notes that THMs can be absorbed by inhalation and skin contact during showering and bathing, in addition to being ingested. Studies in the U.S. and Canada have suggested that high THM levels in drinking water may be linked to stillbirths or miscarriages. Those studies however have not proved a definite connection. Other studies indicate that high exposure to THMs over a lifetime may increase chances of developing bladder cancer. As a precaution, public health officials in Nova Scotia are recommending that Nova Scotians minimize their exposure in Nova Scotia communities where THM levels are higher than the new federal guideline. “While the science linking THMs with stillbirths and miscarriages is not conclusive, our advice is that pregnant women and indeed anyone in affected communities should restrict their time in the bath or shower to as short a duration as reasonably possible,” said Dr. Ann Roberts, medical officer of health for Nova Scotia. “People in the affected communities can also reduce THM levels in their drinking water by installing activated carbon filters certified to remove THMs or use bottled water from a certified supplier.” The Department of Environment and Labour has worked with the municipalities to reduce the number of communities with unacceptable THM levels from 23, to the nine listed above. That work is continuing. “As part of Nova Scotia’s Drinking Water Strategy, we are helping municipalities ensure their drinking water meets current public health standards, including meeting the THM guideline,” said David Briggins, manager of Environment and Labour’s water and wastewater branch. “Municipalities are eager to make sure their drinking water quality is superior and we appreciate their ongoing efforts.” THMs are formed when chlorine reacts with organic materials such as dead leaves that naturally occur in surface water. Chlorine is used to treat drinking water to kill bacteria that can cause serious illnesses. Information about THMs in drinking water can be found on the Environment and Labour website at .last_img read more

Le gouvernement provincial célèbre la Semaine du Prix du duc dÉdimbourg

first_imgDes activités auront lieu à l’échelle de la province cette semaine pour célébrer les jeunes Néo-Écossais qui améliorent leur vie et qui font une différence dans leur communauté. Le lieutenant-gouverneur J.J. Grant et la ministre de l’Éducation Ramona Jennex se sont joints aux membres du conseil provincial du Prix du duc d’Édimbourg aujourd’hui 22 octobre dans le cadre d’une cérémonie de lever du drapeau à Province House pour lancer la Semaine du Prix du duc d’Édimbourg. La semaine, qui en est à sa 40e édition, est célébrée jusqu’au vendredi 26 octobre. « Il est important pour nous de reconnaître les jeunes qui font preuve d’altruisme et qui assurent des communautés fortes et dynamiques, » a dit le lieutenant-gouverneur Grant. « Ils montrent l’exemple en acquérant les compétences qui leur permettront non seulement d’améliorer leur vie, mais aussi de faire de cette province un endroit encore meilleur où vivre. » Pendant la semaine, les jeunes, les familles, les bénévoles et autres participeront à des activités diverses sous différents thèmes qui souligneront l’excellent travail effectué par les jeunes dans leurs communautés. « Nos jeunes sont impatients d’atteindre leur plein potentiel et d’être de devenir de bons citoyens, a dit Mme Jennex. Ils veulent contribuer au service communautaire, apprendre d’importantes leçons de vie et être en meilleure forme physique. Ce programme est l’une des façons pour eux d’atteindre ces objectifs. » Plus de 2 300 jeunes Néo-Écossais âgés de 14 à 25 ans participent aux programmes du Prix du duc d’Édimbourg chaque année afin de promouvoir le développement des communautés et du pays, tout en acquérant les compétences élémentaires qui mènent à la croissance et au succès personnels. Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le read more

TV Stars Come Out for Project Angel Foods DELISH Party

first_imgProject Angel Food’s 2nd annual food-lovers event, “DELISH: party with culinary experiences,” saw co-host Annabeth Gish from FX’s “The Bridge” and Project Angel Food board member John McIlwee come out for an exciting array of dishes and fun this weekend.DELISH goes beyond the typical food tasting by inviting guests to experience what makes food so captivating and entertaining. Offered an eclectic mix of over 35 food & beverage stations serving a variety of tasty tidbits & delicious drinks, guests picked up various “extras” and “how-to’s” that can turn a plain, simple dish into one that is forever memorable. Culinary experts & ace mixologists helped guide guests as they mixed and matched their picks of the many food & beverage options available.Delish helps support Project Angel FoodProject Angel Food debuted its new DELISH children’s section: “Sweets, Candies and Crafts” featuring lollipop trees, healthy snacks, cupcake, apron & chef hat decorating, and a candy “bar” and lounge. As part of the “Sweets, Candies and Crafts” launch, Project Angel Food partnered with Hasbro to give away Easy-Bake Ovens to the first 25 ticketed children (12 and under) through the door.Along with Annabeth Gish, the guest list included Lisa Rinna (“Days of Our Lives”), fashion designer Sue Wong, Marguerite Moreau (“Grey’s Anatomy,” Samsung’s “D-TEC”), Christopher Redman (USA’s “Graceland,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (“Modern Family”), Chloe Noelle (“True Blood”), Hal Sparks (Disney XD’s “Lab Rats”), Carolyn Hennesy (“True Blood”), Drew Droege (“The Chloe Shorts,” “Eating Out: Drama Camp”), Tom Lenk (“Much Ado About Nothing,” “Witches of East End”), Sam Pancake (NBC’s “Growing Up Fisher,” “Space Station 76”), Mikey Roe (Travel’s “Foodilicious,” “Feed The Beast”), recording artist Emii, Desiree Hall (“Best Night Ever”), Mark Cirillo (“The Men Next Door,” “The Last Straight Man”), Cesar D’ La Torre (“West Hollywood Motel”), Cas Anvar (“Diana,” “Source Code”), Nelson Ascencio (“Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), Tehmina Sunny (FOX’s “The Following”), Emmanuelle Weisbach (“C’est Magique!,” “Emma and I”), Ashley Palmer (“A Strange Brand of Happy”), recording artist Ricky Rebel, Mason Vale Cotton (“Mad Men”), Maxwell Perry Cotton (“Elysium”), recording artist Mika Newton.Project Angel Food’s mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles County, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.last_img read more

Bangladeshi man arrested with USD 70000 in cash at Kolkata airport

first_imgKolkata: A Bangladeshi national has been arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata, with a huge amount of foreign currency on Saturday morning. Suspicion grew within the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel during the baggage checking as the currency was visible at the time of scanning.According to CISF authority, at around 11 am, when baggage checking for a Dhaka-bound flight was in progress, an on-duty CISF officer noticed a suspicious image on the scanner screen. To investigate the matter, the CISF personnel decided to check the baggage physically. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe passenger, identified as Alam Shah, was also detained for inquiry. After opening the baggage, no suspicious items could be located. But the CISF personnel was not convinced as the bag seemed unusually heavy in respect of the items that were packed inside. The items inside the baggage were then taken out and was passed through the scanner again. It was found that a false compartment had been created at the bottom of the bag. Immediately, the portion was cut open and the huge amount of US dollars were found. During counting, it was revealed that Shah was carrying US $70,000 approximately worth Rs 47.42 lakh. Shah was later handed over to the Customs officials for further action.last_img read more

Kellogg Yum Brands rise Qualcomm Abiomed fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:Qualcomm Inc., down $1.96 to $71.20.The chipmaker gave investors a disappointing profit forecast as it faces the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war and weak demand.Prudential Financial Inc., down $10.22 to $91.09.The financial services company reported weak second quarter profit and its individual life insurance unit swung to a loss.Yum Brands Inc., up $4.42 to $116.94.The Taco Bell and Pizza Hut owner beat Wall Street’s second quarter profit and revenue forecasts.General Motors Co., down 19 cents to $40.15.The auto maker blew past Wall Street’s second quarter profit forecasts on strong sales of pickups and SUVs.Abiomed Inc., down $73.69 to $204.87.The maker of heart devices slashed its revenue forecast for the year as it expects a slow second quarter.Kellogg Co., up $5.41 to $63.63.The maker of Frosted Flakes and Pop Tarts beat Wall Street’s second quarter profit forecasts.Fitbit Inc., down 89 cents to $3.31.The wearable device maker cut its revenue outlook for the year as it faces weaker sales for some of its smartwatches.Western Digital Corp., up $1.62 to $55.51.The maker of hard drives reported solid fiscal fourth quarter profit and said it expects the market for flash drives to improve.The Associated Press read more

Oncampus owl tangles with lacrosse net

This perturbed owl was photographed seconds after being rescued from a lacrosse net at Brock.Campus Security and the local humane society pulled a rescue effort this week when an owl got stuck in a piece of sports equipment.Two commissionaires were patrolling the Zone 2 parking lot around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon when they found a Great Horned Owl tangled in a lacrosse net, said Donna Moody, director of Campus Security.The Lincoln County Humane Society was called to help untangle the owl, who Campus Security staff have been referring to as Oliver.“We get regular calls about the wildlife we share our campus with,” Moody said. “We’ve had calls about coyotes, rats, cats and raccoons, but we’ve never had one about a Great Horned Owl.“It was nice that we were able to save him and send him home to his family.”The Great Horned Owl is one of Canada’s largest birds of prey, with female wingspans averaging about 1.2 metres.The owl is likely a Niagara native. One study showed that more than 90 per cent of nestlings moved less than 80 km from where they were born, says an entry at Hinterland Who’s Who, a site run by Environment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. read more

On the run letters were unprecedented and flawed but not unlawful

first_imgTWO TERRORISM SUSPECTS were given letters in error that told them the British authorities were not seeking to arrest them.That is the finding of the Hallett Review into so called “on the run” (OTR) letters.Justice Dame Heather Hallett was appointed by the Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers with the agreement of the Lord Chief Justice in March to conduct the review after the collapse of the prosecution of Downey.A court in London granted an abuse of process application in the case against John Downey in February and the Crown Prosecution Service said it would not appeal the decision. The judge ruled that an official assurance – even though it was given in error – meant that the 62-year-old could not face trial.Downey had been sent a letter of assurance – in error – which he relied on to travel to the UK.The trial judge described the issuing of the letter as a “catastrophic error” and concluded that it would be an abuse of process to continue the trial.The Hallett Review looked at the operation of the scheme between 2000 and 2014, when the Northern Ireland Secretary announced the end of the scheme.The review also found that:The scheme evolved as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland. It was “unprecedented and flawed”, but was not unlawful and did not give terrorist suspects an ‘amnesty’Only OTRs against those there was insufficient evidence to justify arrest or prosecution should have been assured that they could return to the UKProsecutors and successive Attorneys General continued to take independent decisions on whether the evidence against an OTR justified prosecution, throughout the lifetime of the schemeThe flaws in the scheme were “mostly systemic”There was a lack of structure and strategy to the scheme as well as inadequate liaison between the Departments and organisations responsible. Under the scheme properly administered John Downey should not have been sent a letter of assurance by the Northern Ireland OfficeThe error that led to the sending of a letter of assurance to John Downey was the result of a mistake by the Police. The ruling in John Downey’s case was made on its own facts and would not necessarily prevent the prosecution of others who have received letters of assuranceThe review uncovered two more occasions where it appears a letter of assurance was sent as a result of errorsThe British Government did not publicise the scheme, but nor did it deliberately obscure itOf the 228 names put forward by Sinn Fein, the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland Prison Service, 156 people received letters of assurance that confirmed they were not wanted, another 31 were told they were ‘not wanted’ some other way, 23 were told they were wanted and 18 have not been told their status.The Royal Prerogative of Mercy was not used to pardon any of the OTRs but it was used to remit the sentences of 13 convicted OTRsTerese Villiers, the Northern Secretary, told the House of Commons that review was a learning experience.“The Northern Ireland administration will not shirk its responsibility in learning from the mistakes that were made.”She said that no more not wanted notifications were issued in recent years.SDLP MP Alasdair McDonnell called the Downey case a “sad, sad saga”. He said that the past “hung over us like an Alpine glacier” and called on Villiers to help Northern Ireland “honourably deal with the past”.Read: Homecoming dance for Hyde Park bomb accused cancelled over “media circus”last_img read more

State board largely backs county growth plan

first_imgA state land-use board on Thursday issued its long-awaited decision about appeals to Clark County’s Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. Though it will take some time to analyze the complex ruling in depth, a rural-landowners group saw its challenges against the plan dismissed while environmental groups declared victory.The county’s comprehensive plan is a document required by the Growth Management Act and is meant to guide growth in the county for the next 20 years. After it was passed by the county council last summer, it quickly drew challenges from two different angles.Local environmental group Friends of Clark County was joined by Seattle-based Futurewise in its appeal, alleging that the county plan contained 12 violations of state law, including improperly expanding urban growth areas, removing agricultural land, failing to properly fund a transportation plan and contributing to sprawl by shrinking minimum lot sizes for agricultural and forest land. The two groups also challenged a move by the county to establish an industrial land-use bank on the Lagler Dairy property along Northeast 117th Avenue in Brush Prairie.Clark County Citizens United, a landowners group, appealed the plan from a different angle. The group alleged that the county essentially discriminated against rural landowners. Their appeal claimed that the county violated public participation processes that excluded rural and resource landowners, low-balled its population projection and put unlawful limits on the acres of rural land available for development.On Thursday, the Growth Management Hearings Board, a quasi-judicial panel that adjudicates charges that local jurisdictions aren’t complying with the Growth Management Act, issued its long-awaited order on Clark County’s comprehensive plan.last_img read more

Lawyer Darboe Party Executives Arrested amid Protest

first_imgBy Kebba Jeffang A detachment of fully armed security forces, comprising personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) and state guards, on Saturday, 16th April, 2016 rounded up some executive members of the United Democratic Party (UDP), including its party leader Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, and party militants while they were marching on Kairaba Avenue to demand for Ebrima Solo Sandeng and others who were arrested.Solo Sandeng, who was picked up with others by the security forces on Thursday, 14 April, 2016 at Westfield, is alleged to have died while being held by them.Before the commencement of the procession at Lawyer Darboe’s residence on Kairaba Avenue before midday, the UDP leader told the journalists who were present that they are peacefully going to the PIU headquarters at Kanifing to demand for an explanation on the fate of their party members who were arrested and said to be held by them. He said they have advised all those taking part in the procession not to insult anyone, cause harm to people or destroy vehicles and property on the way.Mr. Darboe said The Gambia is presently in a state of crisis, and the same applies to democracy and the rule of law. He said this event of 14th April had led to the arrest of several young people who were protesting for electoral reform at Westfield.“My executive was never informed about what was planned and I understand that the other party leaders were not informed because we were likely to say no to it and they decided to go ahead and do what they wanted to do. Of course peaceful demonstrations are constitutionally guaranteed. They are rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution and rights that are guaranteed are exercisable without permission from anybody, otherwise they become privileges. UDP as a party was not involved and was not concerned about what took place,” said the UDP leader.Mr. Darboe said they later learnt that some of their party members were involved in the protest and as such they will not abandon them simply because it was organised without their consent. He said the APRC regime does not respect the rights of individuals.“I’ve got impeccable information that these arrested people were taken to Mile 2 prisons; initially at the Police Intervention Unit headquarters in Kanifing and then taken to Mile 2 central prisons where they were picked out in numbers of five and taken to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) where they were subjected to the most brutal torture,” said Darboe.He added that Solo Sandeng was in a state of comma but was not given any medical attention.“By 10 pm at night, I got information that he died as a result of the torture. One would have expected that a postmortem would be carried out to determine the cause of the death…,” he said. “And as I talk to you now, I have information which we are watching that Fatoumatta Jawara is in a state of comma, in a very critical condition and she is between life and death, so is Nogoi Njie, the first vice president of the female wing, also in a similar situation,” said an emotionally charged Darboe.The UDP leader said his party has the right to go about its political activities without hindrance. He said Solo Sandeng is the Steve Biko of the Gambia today. He said the UDP met on Friday and have decided that they will go out on Saturday and demand for Sandeng, either dead or alive. He said they will also demand for the release of other people who were arrested. He said in the process, they have asked all the deputies in the various positions in the executive to stay away as he (Darboe) and the others are prepared to join Sandeng that day.“We are going to ask for Solo’s body either alive of dead and the rest of them to be released,” said Mr. Darboe.When they started the procession, the UDP party officials who were in front of marchers included Lawyer Darboe, Modou Sanneh, former Minority Leader, Kemeseng Jammeh, former Minority Leader, Lamin Dibba, former National Assembly Member and Femi Peters among others. They were followed by some of the family members of Solo Sandeng, including his daughter, Fatoumatta Sandeng, among others. The marchers were chanting “Release Solo Sandeng and the rest of the Westfield protestors either dead or alive” and displaying placards and banners with similar inscriptions.As the procession got near the Elton filling station or FIB building on the same road, a truck load of fully armed PIU personnel and soldiers maneuvered its way through the crowd from behind to be at the front where it stopped to barricade the marchers. Some security personnel were in front of the marchers and trying to stop them as they forged ahead.However, reinforcements also started coming to the scene at the main Latrikunda-Kairaba Avenue junction with the arrival of more trucks and pick up vehicles carrying security personnel armed with riot gears such as helmets, shields, tear gas canisters, etc. All of a sudden, the situation descended into chaos as the marchers and security engaged in a scuffle which led to beatings with batons, rifle butts and the firing of tear gas by the security and stone throwing by marchers. The security started using force in arresting some of the marchers who were being physically assaulted and thrown into waiting trucks and pick up vehicles while chasing of others who ran into the adjoining side streets. In the process, many old and young men and women were arrested or captured, including by standers, pedestrians and those found selling or at their work places nearby, who were all whisked away.The UDP executive members who were arrested and taken away included Lawyer Darboe, Momodou Sanneh, Lamin Dibba, Kemeseng Jammeh, Femi Peters, Fakebba Colley, Lamin Jatta, Junkunda Suso, Lamin Ceesay, Tapha Makalo, Fanta Darboe, Amadou Sawo and Kebba Khan.last_img read more

Balague thinks Barca have to sell players prior to Griezmann transfer

first_imgGuillem Balague recently shared his thoughts that if Barcelona were indeed to buy Antoine Griezmann, they would need to sell about eight players just so they could afford to acquire the Frenchman.The Catalan side have been the most frequently linked club with Griezmann throughout the whole season, not just the past weeks, and it seems the rumours could quickly turn into reality,However, Balague thinks there is only one setback ahead of this.“The problem with Barcelona, and considering the way that they are not renewing the contract of Sergio Busquets as quickly as the player would like, is the wage bill is too high,” he revealed, according to the Express.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“The wage list is so big that they need to reduce it.”“If they sell about eight players they could manage it. Then they could make the move for Antoine Griezmann,” Balague went on to add.“They also need to sign a midfielder and a left-back and those will be the two positions they target.”last_img read more

Hazard hints at a possible summer exit from Chelsea

first_imgEden Hazard confirmed that he doesn’t want to play for PSG if he returned to France, hinting at a possible exit from Chelsea during the summer.In the past few weeks, there have been several rumors that link Eden Hazard to a possible exit from Chelsea either this winter or this summer.The Belgian winger has been contacted several times by many different clubs, but he has always kept the same narrative that confirms his only destination would be Real Madrid if he leaves Chelsea.Blues manager Maurizio Sarri has been making constant efforts to keep Eden Hazard in the squad by saying that he hopes a new deal can be made, but the player is still making a decision about his future because the Blues are not looking especially dominant this season in the Premier League.In the last match they played against Tottenham Hotspur, Hazard’s side lost 3-1 and moved a few points behind clubs like Manchester City or Liverpool.Eden Hazard is obviously depending on what Chelsea can do this season, because not ending the tournament in the top four could be detrimental for the club’s intentions to retain the player.The constant flirting with the idea of leaving Chelsea doesn’t help either, Eden just did it again while talking to Canal + this Sunday about the possibility of playing in Ligue 1 once again.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“There has been contact in the past with PSG but I haven’t been tempted,” said Hazard to Canal Football Club on Canal +.“If I have to go back to France one day, it would be to Lille. But today, there is no chance that I’ll come back in the French league.”“I have one year left in June. If I don’t extend, it (a move) is possible. “I can’t see myself leaving in January. I wouldn’t do that to the club, to the fans.”“Next summer it’s a possibility, but it’s also possible that I spend the rest of my career at Chelsea.”#CFC🗨️ @hazardeden10 sur le Real Madrid : “Pour l’instant, je me concentre sur Chelsea (…) Impossible que je parte au mois de Janvier”— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) November 25, 2018last_img read more

Skiers chased by moose in Colorado

first_img(WSVN) – A group of skiers got a bit more than they bargained for when they were charged at by a moose at a ski resort in Colorado.It happened at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, a popular spot outside of Denver.One of the skiers posted a video of the incident on social media showing a large moose near a crowd of people on the slopes.At first, the animal keeps its distance, but in a matter of minutes, the situation escalates.The group took off down the mountain. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.The skier who posted the video, Lo Drogsvold (Instagram: @snolo), said their group did not taunt the moose and hopes to warn others how dangerous moose can be.Resort officials say the animals are typically peaceful, but Drogsvold said they can turn “fast, aggressive, and VERY dangerous” when they feel threatened.Drogsvold also notes that if you come across a moose, it’s important to keep your distance and respect the wildlife.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Triple honours for Jio at Golden Globe Tigers Award 2019

first_imgRepresentational ImagetwitterJio, the digital services brand conceived with a mission to connect everyone and everything, has won three top awards at the prestigious Golden Globe Tigers Award. Jio and two of its pioneering initiatives have been recognised for bringing unique and meaningful benefits of digital life to Indians.Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (‘Jio’) was conferred the Market Leadership Award for connecting over 300 million Indians on the world’s largest mobile data network. Jio is a world-class all-IP data strong future proof network with the latest 4G LTE technology. It is the world’s largest mobile data network and is India’s largest wireless broadband service provider. Reliance Jio has been at the forefront of technology and innovation bringing transformational changes to the Indian digital services space and propelling India into global leadership in the digital economy.The Best Campaign – Advertising in Mobile Gaming Environment Award went to Jio Cricket Play Along (JCPA) which brought people together to celebrate the most loved sport in the country by turning spectators into participants, getting India closer to Cricket, their favourite teams and players. Users can engage with Jio Cricket Play Along on their mobile screens while matches are broadcast live on television. The concept is based on the fundamental principle of interactivity to ensure that viewers could not only watch their favourite cricket contest but could also be a part of the same by predicting the outcome of the live match in real-time. The game is available to both Jio and Non-Jio subscribers.JioPhone, India ka Smartphone, known for accelerating India’s digital transformation was recognized for the Best Mobile Strategy. JioPhone was launched with the objective of empowering every Indian with the power of digital services, especially those, who could not afford a smartphone.JioPhone, with its unique proposition, has enabled millions of feature phone users in India to migrate to Jio Digital Life and enjoy the benefits of data. Standing true to its promise, JioPhone has offered disproportionate value to users through an enriched digital life ecosystem.Jio bagged the honours in these three categories ahead of several other entries from leading global brands this year. The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2019 were presented to the winners at a special evening organised at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Golden Globe Tigers Awards aims to recognise “TIGERS” in marketing, branding CSR & social innovation, education & academic across leadership levels among individuals and organizations. The Golden Globe Tigers awards are multifunctional, multidiscipline across segments and industry focused.last_img read more