Indian team management’s fascination for a left-arm pacer in its ranks is well-known but the country’s best ever practitioner of the trade Zaheer Khan feels that one shouldn’t go “crazy or overboard” if the bowler in question is not ready for the challenge.In the past few years, India have tried a number of left-arm fast bowlers, including Barinder Sran and Jaydev Unadkat, the latest being Mohammed Khaleel, who has been dropped after an indifferent series in New Zealand.”If you have that variation (left-armer’s), it’s certainly an advantage but you don’t have to go crazy about trying to find a left-armer. It is all about contributing to team’s cause. Left-arm pacers are natural talent and you don’t have control over when you will get one,” Zaheer, who is a mentor for the Ferit Cricket Bash (FCB), told PTI on Wednesday.Khaleel looked completely out of depth in New Zealand, where conditions were conducive for swing bowling and the veteran of 95 Tests feels that the youngster has some catching up to do.”Yes, the length that (Khaleel bowled) was on the shorter side for sure. In conditions, where there is help for swing bowling, you have to get the ball right up there (pitch it up) and these are things the bowler has to learn at this level,” Zaheer said.However, the highest wicket-taker in the 2011 World Cup is confident that Khaleel could learn a thing or two from teammate Jasprit Bumrah, who has made rapid strides in international cricket.advertisement”For Khaleel, it’s still early days in his career. Talent-wise, he is there but at this level, it’s all about how quickly you can learn and adapt to pressures of international cricket. Look at Bumrah and how he has evolved as a bowler and you get a comparison.”Bumrah has learnt a lot and is always adding new things to his armoury, which is very important and bowlers like Khaleel need to take inspiration from. Spend more time with Bumrah, ask him questions,” said Zaheer, who was a mentor to junior pacers during the business end of his career.But the biggest advantage for Khaleel, according to Zaheer is that there is good support system in the Indian team, which allows him to get proper guidance.”It is all about how you evolve in your journey to become a good fast bowler and his journey so far has been good. He has been getting right kind of guidance through and through and at the international level, he has shown the glimpse of what he can deliver. So now, it’s up to him to get up to the speed of international cricket.”Zaheer is happy that India now have a proper pack of speed merchants, who can share each other’s burden in tough conditions.Reminded of times when he didn’t have a good back-up seamer in Test matches alongside him, Zaheer said: “When the burden is shared, it’s always comfortable isn’t it? You will get results for sure.”It was evident during the last year or so for India. Our pacers were consistently taking wickets and they are being shared. It shows that different bowlers have put their hands up in different situations and that’s one heartening thing about the Australia series as well,” said Zaheer.The Indian pace attack has taken the maximum wickets by a quartet during the last year breaking the record of the famed West Indies quartet of Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts and Michael Holding.”If you go through matches, you will see different bowlers have had impact at different situations in the series. And that’s something which is very important. You had a Bumrah spell in Melbourne and Shami had a few fantastic spells and then Ashwin in Adelaide when he took three wickets,” the former India international said.Talking about Ferit Cricket Bash, Zaheer is happy that it will be a platform for amateur cricketers to enjoy the game like never before. The promoters of this concept are Jasmit Bhatia and Mitesh Sharma.”Jasmit and Mitesh are passionate and they approached me as they wanted to give platform to all amateur cricketers. I could relate to that. The amateur cricketers have to go all their way to find out which ground is available, what are the timings, form a team.”Now all those things will be taken care of and myself, Chris Gayle and Muralitharan will come and guide the players in phases. It’s giving them a platform to enjoy,” he signed off.advertisementAlso Read | Australia begin preparations for T20I series against IndiaAlso Read | Marcus Stoinis currently better than Hardik Pandya: Matthew Hayden
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, has instructed that the Monymusk Sugar Factory remains open until cane farmers crops have been reaped.Addressing the official opening of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on August 5, Mr. Samuda noted that the move was necessary to protect the interest of the farmers.“My job, as I understand it, is to do everything in my power to make our people better off…not to shut them off from their livelihood and let them suffer out there…that is not my philosophy,” he said.Additionally, Mr. Samuda informed that he is pursuing negotiations “at the highest level” with Pan Caribbean Sugar Company and its Chinese parent company, COMPLANT, which operates Monymusk.This, he said, is being done with a view to ensuring that the corporations uphold certain investment commitments to the Clarendon-based sugar factory.The Government has been involved in the operations of Monymusk after the Chinese indicated that they were unable to keep the factory open for the 2017-2018 crop year.The Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister said that sugar cane factories possess enormous opportunities for the training of young engineers and he “will stand in defence of those (and other) people”.Meanwhile, turning to other industries like marijuana, Mr. Samuda urged stakeholders not to get impatient with Government in its pace for take-off of the industry.“We have so far taken our time to do what we can properly. It is a sensitive industry and it is one that requires a level of maturity and understanding. We cannot make a mistake,” he said.Mr. Samuda informed that the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has so far received 230 applications of varying types, related to transporting, retailing and cultivation.He noted that of that figure, 47 have been processed for conditional licences. Conditional approval means that the CLA would have conducted a satisfactory background check and the applicant is now required to implement the necessary measures to get the actual licence to enter the industry.Chairman of the Denbigh Show Committee, Norman Grant, for his part informed that the three-day show is expected to net one billion dollars for the economy.Mr. Grant, who is also the President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), also informed that a programme will be started, which will ensure that the showgrounds are used daily for the entire year.The JAS President noted that plans to open up the property for Jamaicans to exercise and to keep fit have received endorsement from the Ministry of Health.The Denbigh Development Company is also to be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in a bid to raise capital. The JAS President noted that plans to open up the property for Jamaicans to exercise and to keep fit have received endorsement from the Ministry of Health. Story Highlights Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda has instructed that the Monymusk Sugar Factory remains open until cane farmers crops have been reaped. The Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister said that sugar cane factories possess enormous opportunities for the training of young engineers and he “will stand in defence of those (and other) people”.
Washington DC: Jun 3 (AFP) Boeing announced Sunday that some of its medium-haul 737s, including the 737 MAX 8, could have a defective wing part, but that there had been no reports of flight issues linked to the defect. The American aviation giant, which has been rocked by an unprecedented crisis after its entire 737 MAX 8 fleet was grounded in mid-March, said a subcontractor informed it of problems with a batch of a part involved in deploying the wings’ leading edge. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe leading edge of an aircraft is key to takeoff and landing because it is meant to improve the wing’s drag and therefore the jet’s aerodynamics. Boeing said in a statement that it had relayed the defective lot number to aircraft owners so they can inspect the parts in question. If operators find the defective parts on their aircraft, they should replace them before putting the plane back in service, the company said. “This is a device considered critical because if the leading edge slats don’t deploy symmetrically, there could be a lift differential that can be dangerous especially on takeoff and landing,” one aeronautics expert told AFP on condition of anonymity. The planes were grounded after a combined 346 people died in two deadly crashes, the first in Indonesia in October followed by one in Ethiopia in March.
Catherine Schreiber Joseph Marzullo/WENN Advertisement Advertisement Leo Blum may have fantasized about life as a producer, but what does the title actually mean? In between the lunches at Sardi’s (yes, those do happen) producers are the shepherds of Broadway—uniting the creative team, raising the financial investment, and guiding a show every step of the way.“The producer is sort of the mother or father; the producer takes a project and gives it life,” says Catherine Schreiber, a Tony-winning and Olivier-nominated producer who was recently named 2017 Global Producer of the Year.“Some people define lead producers differently, but there are general partners who start at the very top,” she explains. “They are financially responsible for the show—so often there will be just one or two—[and] they have the total burden.” Then there are the lead producers, who are responsible for raising a certain amount of capital and also contribute to creative decisions—but the general partners have final say. (In some cases, people call general partners lead producers.) Then there are co-producers, who bring in money from individual investors, but their creative involvement is more limited. Twitter Facebook Advertisement READ MORE Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
BEIJING — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says her government has asked to purchase new fighter jets and tanks from the U.S.If approved, the purchase could set off new tensions between the U.S. and China, which considers Taiwan its own territory to be annexed by force if necessary. Speaking during a visit to Hawaii on Wednesday, Tsai said requests have been submitted for F-16V fighters and M1 tanks.She said the addition of the new weaponry would “greatly enhance our land and air capabilities, strengthen military morale, and show to the world the U.S. commitment to Taiwan’s defence.”The U.S. is Taiwan’s main supplier of defensive weapons, despite the lack of formal diplomatic ties.Tsai’s unofficial Hawaii visit comes at the end of a trip to three of Taiwan’s Pacific Island allies.The Associated Press
“The army occupies as much as 60,000 acres of civilian land just in the Mullaithivu district in Northern Sri Lanka, with massive camps that encroach on the daily lives of civilians. According to a report recently released jointly by Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research and People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL), the Vanni region, where much of the civilian carnage took place, has one army personnel per two civilians. There are ongoing reports of torture, rape, and suppression of journalists and human rights defenders,” he said. A Canadian member of parliament has raised objections to the Sri Lankan military being given the role of UN peacekeepers.Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park, was quoted in The Star as saying, the Sri Lankan military continues to violate the rights of Tamils in the North and East of the island. He says by inviting Sri Lanka to take part in discussions on peacekeeping without substantive progress on accountability, the UN is validating the island nation on the world stage, thereby sending the message to other despotic leaders and rogue countries that they too could violate the rights of their people without consequences. (Colombo Gazette) “Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena has recently said that he would not prosecute a single soldier who fought for his country. The Sri Lankan legal system appears unwilling and unable to handle any of these international crimes. On the other hand, the victims in Sri Lanka continue to live with the military intruding in their daily lives, while they search for justice. Similarly, the poor victims in Haiti are awaiting answers. It is with this backdrop that Sri Lanka’s invitation to be part of this noble role as International Peacekeeper is very troubling. Peacekeeping is a very complicated undertaking. Many militaries have had checkered pasts relating to peacekeeping, including our Canadian forces in Somalia,” he said.Anandasangaree noted that had Sri Lanka embraced a process of accountability and sought truth, a valid argument for engagement could have been made. He also said that the Sri Lankan Government refuses to hold any military personnel accountable for war crimes.
REGINA – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says Saskatchewan needs a heritage fund to set aside money from the next boom and soften the next bust.The idea would be to save some cash for the future from non-renewable resources, such as potash or oil and gas, and use returns on the investment as income.“I know it sounds like a crazy time to talk about this when the poor finance minister’s searching his couch cushions for extra money to deal with the deficit,” Todd MacKay, prairie director for the taxpayers federation, said Thursday.“But the reality is we have to have a plan in place and there’s never going to be a perfect time to do it.”The taxpayers federation says all non-renewable resource revenues in excess of $1.5 billion each year should be used to pay down debt. When the debt is paid, it says the money should go into a heritage fund.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talked about a heritage fund in 2012, but said it would only happen once the debt was fully paid.The NDP proposed a heritage fund in the 2011 provincial election and criticized Wall’s decision a year later to wait to start the fund.MacKay said this plan is different because it sets a specific target for payments when non-renewable resource revenue is more than $1.5 billion each year instead of leaving that to the government’s whim.“In the past, when we had a lot of money, it was hard to imagine doing a heritage fund because you’d have to try to figure out how to do without some of that windfall,” he said.“It’s better to plan what you’re going to do with money in the future before you get that money; otherwise, who knows what kind of ideas will pop into people’s heads.”MacKay points out that other places, such as Norway and Alaska, have built successful heritage funds.The federation says if Saskatchewan had deposited all non-renewable resource revenues above $1.5 billion between 2005 and 2015, there could be $13 billion in a Saskatchewan heritage fund generating investment income of $652 million annually.Public debt for the current fiscal year, which ends in March, is projected to hit $15.2 billion — up from $14.8 billion when the budget was introduced last June.Saskatchewan also has a $1.2-billion deficit — up from a projected $434 million in the budget.Wall has said tax revenue is lower than forecast and crop insurance claims are up $250 million because of a late harvest. The government is also trying to save money because of a big drop in revenue from oil and gas, potash and uranium.The new budget is to be released March 22.The government has mused that public workers could be forced to take unpaid days off as it wrestles with the deficit. Tax increases, wage rollbacks and layoffs in health care and education are also being considered. by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 2, 2017 10:20 am MDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Taxpayers federation urges creation of heritage fund in Saskatchewan
In a statement released today, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), noted that five members of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives were now facing “serious criminal charges” following the submission of their written contribution to their country’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), presented to the UN Human Rights Council. “We call on the Government to firmly defend the independence of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives, in line with the commitments made during the first UPR of the Maldives in 2011,” said Ms. Shamdasani. “The Government has a responsibility to ensure a safe operating space for the Commission and for civil society actors in the country, so that they are able to cooperate with UN human rights mechanisms without fear of reprisals.” It is not the first time the Supreme Court of the Maldives has come under rebuke from OHCHR. In 2013, former High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called for reforms to the judiciary to safeguard the rule of law following the Supreme Court’s repeated interventions in the presidential election process in the Maldives which, she said, were undermining the country’s democracy. In that specific case, the Court had nullified the first round of the election on the basis of irregularities in the process, despite conclusions by national and international observers that the election was free and fair.Ms. Shamdasani observed in her statement that despite the Supreme Court’s allegations, the Commission had operated in line with international principles governing national institutions adding that the Human Rights Council “specifically encourages the participation of national human rights institutions in the UPR process.” She further noted that High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had also written directly to the Government of the Maldives to express his concerns. According to OHCHR, the Review is “a unique process” involving a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. It is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, and provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. The UPR of the Maldives is scheduled to be held between April and May 2015.
The Woody Hayes Athletic center is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation to bring new FieldTurf and a new football locker room to the facility.Credit: Aaron Yerian / Buckeye TV assistant sports directorConstruction workers have been tearing up the turf at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center as part of a multi-million dollar renovation taking place this summer.The WHAC renovation includes installation of new FieldTurf inside the facility, replacement of one outdoor practice field and the construction of a new football locker room. It is part of a larger project, which is set to cost about $45 million in total.“A lot of things we do around here and the funding we get are to improve things for the student athlete,” associate athletic director for facilities operations Don Patko said.Part of the technology update includes the addition of docking and charging stations for iPads and cell phones inside the new lockers and a state-of-the-art video and replay system that allows players and coaches to review game tape.Also included with the new locker room is an open lounge with HDTVs and a nutrition area as well as a decorative water wall that will divide the wet and dry sides of the room.According to an April 23 university press release, the new locker room carries a $2.5 million price tag and the field replacement is part of a larger $1.7 million project that includes replacing the field at Ohio Stadium as well as the outdoor practice field.The indoor WHAC field was installed in 2003, and the average lifespan of FieldTurf is approximately eight to 10 years, Patko said.“We run this facility from 7 a.m. to midnight in the winter,” Patko said. “A lot of other sports use this field, so it’s a pretty busy turf.”According to OSU’s athletic website, the indoor practice field is used year round. The football and field hockey teams use it during the fall, the baseball and softball teams use it during the winter and the lacrosse teams use it during the spring.In order to be ready for the fall practice schedule, the projects have a target completion date of July 25.Patko said it is necessary to keep up with new technologies, especially when it comes to what other schools are putting in their facilities.“You gotta pay attention to what everybody is doing, so you have the features in your locker room that are important to today,” he said.The WHAC was dedicated in 1987 and, according to OSU’s athletic website, has undergone a $19.5 million transformation. The facility includes a strength and conditioning area of more than 13,000 square feet with another 1,800 square feet dedicated to cardio fitness.Past renovations at the WHAC include updates to the locker rooms for the men’s and women’s soccer teams and a new men’s lacrosse office according to OSU’s athletic website.In total, the new locker room is set to be 10,000 square feet.The entire $45 million facility-improvement project is set to bring a new practice gym for the basketball and hockey teams, improvements and seat expansion at Ohio Stadium, an indoor golf practice facility, new scoreboards at Bill Davis Stadium, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium and Buckeye field, a new lacrosse office and new locker rooms for the men’s soccer team on top of the field replacements and new football locker room.
Given the way the championship’s scheduling works, Carlsen will play with the white pieces — and its first-move advantage — for the next two games. It will prove a critical gauntlet for Caruana’s title hopes. Here’s a visualization of how things have gone, and we’ll keep the chart below updated throughout the match. This is a rare move in this position at the game’s highest levels, and it’s an aggressive one — one often reserved for speed-chess games, rather than the lengthy, classically timed games of a world championship. Carlsen had faced this move with the black pieces only once before, according to ChessBase — in a 2005 game against the Dutch grandmaster Daniël Stellwagen, when Carlsen was just 14. (That game ended in a draw.) Given Carlsen’s prodigious memory for positions, it would be no surprise if he remembered that game well. And he claimed not to be troubled.“To be honest, I was pretty happy about the opening,” Carlsen said after the game.Lichess’s analysis tool calls that sixth move the “Sicilian Defence: Nyezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack, Gurgenidze Variation.” Gurgenidze was the Georgian grandmaster Bukhuti Gurgenidze, and “one of the most original and striking players of the Soviet era,” wrote ChessBase upon his death in 2008. The early part of Thursday’s game was striking, too. Grandmasters called it the sharpest opening they’d seen in world championship history.Generically, this sort of move, a pawn to b4, is called a wing gambit, and it can be ventured in a few different openings. White sacrifices a pawn to potentially gain an advantage in the center of the board and in the mobilization of his pieces — the claiming of territory and the arming of his troops. Indeed, it was perhaps the first time in the match that the player with the white pieces had been able to sustain anything one might be able to call an attacking advantage.Yet Carlsen was able to parry the threats. He appeared calm throughout the game, occasionally throwing one arm over the back of his chair, ever so suave in his gray suit.By Caruana’s 19th move, he was perhaps regretting that his brief advantage had fizzled. And indeed it had. He spent nearly 32 minutes on that move, head often in both of his hands, pondering the board. Carlsen and Caruana agreed to a draw after 34 moves and just over 3 hours, in the position below. The match now sits level, 2.5-2.5. 87654321abcdefgh Game 5 of the World Chess Championship began under a cloud. Not a literal cloud, though there were those in London, too. Rather it was the lingering hubbub of a published and deleted video. Since that video was released, a prominent chess writer resigned and, oddly, the event’s organizing body announced that it had hired a security firm that was ready to sweep for illicit electronic devices and deploy polygraphs on the players if necessary. Was the latter related to the video? To some other bit of intrigue yet to fully emerge? Or just because chess’s governing body is, how do you say, filled with plenty of intrigue of its own?I have no answers for you. But I do have some chess to relay. To catch you up if you’re just joining us: Magnus Carlsen of Norway is seeking his fourth world title. His challenger Fabiano Caruana of the U.S. is trying to become the first American world champion since Bobby Fischer in 1972. The pair began the day’s game tied 2-2 in the best-of-12 title match.1Wins are worth 1 point, draws 0.5 and losses 0. It didn’t end much differently.The two grandmasters started Thursday’s game with the Rossolimo variation of the Sicilian Defence — the third time they’ve opened with that sequence of moves in the match’s five encounters. But then came a lightning bolt that briefly illuminated the match. It was known as “6. b4!?”Caruana’s sixth move — his white pawn to b4 — electrified the encounter. This is what the board looked like after it struck.
It estimates that adult social care services face a £3.5 billion funding gap by 2025, just to maintain existing standards of care. Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “Councils, care workers, health professionals and now even MPs and Peers agree that social care funding to councils must be increased.“Work to find a long-term funding solution for adult social care and support has been kicked into the long grass by successive governments for the past two decades and has brought these services to breaking point.“The Government cannot duck this issue any longer. It must make genuinely new resources available urgently to plug the short-term funding gap of £3.5 billion as well as set out its plans to secure the longer-term future.”She called for a nationwide public debate about the future of care for all adults ahead of the green paper.Spending on adult social care now accounts for nearly 40 per cent of total council budgets, withe warnings that strain on the sector is threatening the future of other vital services, such as parks, leisure centres and libraries. Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said: “The debate about whether adult social care needs more money is long over – the important question for Government now, which they are yet to answer, is how much extra funding they will deliver by when, to be spent over what period. More than four in five MPs want extra funding to be found for social care, polling reveals.The survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) comes ahead of a green paper this autumn, which will examine how best to fund care of the elderly and disabled.Earlier this year Theresa May announced a £20bn boost for the NHS. But plans about how best to fund long-term care of the elderly were pushed back, having last year proved politically toxic.The poll of 150 MPs found that overall, 84 per cent wanted to see extra funds found for adult social care. Extra funding was backed by 79 per cent of Conservative MPs ad 95 per cent of Labour MPs. And 76 per cent of peers called for extra funds.The polling did not ask where the funds should come from.The green paper is likely to examine options such as a rise in income tax or national insurance, means testing of pensioner benefits such as winter fuel allowances or the introduction of voluntary or compulsory insurance schemes.Mrs May’s attempt to address social care in last year’s general election manifesto backfired when a new tax on care in the home was branded a “dementia tax”.The LGA said extra funds were needed to rescue the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse. “We know that 1.4 million older people in England have some unmet need for care, not to mention countless disabled and chronically sick adults, and family carers of whom we’re currently asking too much.”Warning that the care system was now in a “parlous state” she said: “This cannot go on; through the Budget and/or the local government funding settlement the Government must stump up a lot more cash for social care before the end of the year.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
← Previous Story FRANCE 2017 PLAY OFF: Denmark with highest advantage Next Story → Women’s EHF Champions League 2016/17 without Serbian, Ukrainian and Slovenian champions The Polish national team coach Talant Dujshebaev made surprising decision to replace some of the most important players of the “Eagles” before the second match of the World Championship 2017 Play Off against Netherlands. Poles beat Dutch team 27:21 which gave a chance for “Oranje” to dream about surprising turnover on Wednesday – 19.30 hrs.Karol Bielecki, Krzysztof Lijewski, Sławomir Szmal and Bartosz Jurecki will stay at home.Dujshebaew put Paweł Paczkowski,Piotr Masłowski, Marcin Wichary and Maciej Gębala into squad for second match in Sittard. Poland handballPoles handballTalant Dujshebaev
Image: Shutterstock/Simon Bratt Short URL By Rónán Duffy Image: Shutterstock/Simon Bratt 8,826 Views 1 Comment Share Tweet Email Jan 17th 2017, 5:02 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five news stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #GREAT BREXPECTATIONS: British PM Theresa May has outlined 12 goals that she hopes her government will achieve from Brexit. These include leaving the single market.2. #JAILED: The trial of Irish prisoner in Egypt Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for an 18th time.3. #WITHOUT A TRACE: Australia, Malaysia and China have called off their search for missing flight MH370.4. #HEAD HONCHO: The Olympic Council of Ireland has announced three candidates to be their next president to replace Pat Hickey.5. #DAVOS: The World Economic Forum is kicking off in the Swiss Alps. There are five Irish business and political leaders in attendance. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… http://jrnl.ie/3191375 Tuesday 17 Jan 2017, 5:02 PM
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The International Monetary Fund has decided to send two permanent officials to Athens to monitor the progress of tax collection and the crackdown on public spending , according to a report in Kathimerini. There are fears that a lack of progress in boosting government revenues might lead to further austerity measures.While acknowledging that the PASOK government has the political will to change the system, IMF officials are said to have doubts about whether the Greek governemnt is adequately equipped to implement the changes at the fast pace that is required, sources said to Kathimerini. According to the same sources, IMF officials are concerned that the progress made while representatives from the Fund are in Athens immediately freezes once they leave. The IMF is to dispatch two permanent officials – one an expert in taxation, the other in curbing public spending. They are to work closely with the Finance Ministry in implementing reforms and will also provide advice where necessary. There are also plans for another two IMF officials to subsequently relocate to Athens to “push for the implementation of reforms at the political level,” the sources said. It is believed that officials from the IMF – as well as the European Central Bank and the European Union – are chiefly concerned about the government’s tax crackdown. There are fears that a lack of progress in boosting government revenues might lead to further austerity measures.Source: Kathimerini, AP
Grace au rachat de Motorola, Google va produire son propre smartphoneGoogle ne va plus se contenter de déléguer sa ligne Nexus aux constructeurs traditionnels. Avec l’achat de Motorola pour plus de neuf milliards d’euros, la firme va produire ses propres smartphones et tablettes. Leurs caractéristiques techniques restent pour l’instant inconnues.Depuis qu’il a acheté Motorola pour 9,4 milliards d’euros, Google est enfin en mesure de produire ses propres smartphones et tablettes. Deux projets, seulement connus sous les noms très prosaïques de X-Phone et X-Tablet, sont en cours d’élaboration selon le Wall Street Journal. Aucune information technique n’est pour l’instant disponible.Jusque-là Google ne fabriquait pas lui-même ses smartphones et tablettes Nexus. Le Nexus One vient de chez HTC, le Nexus S, le Galaxy et la Nexus 10 de Samsung, le Nexus 4 de chez LG et la Nexus 7 de chez Asus. Il était prévu que le X-phone soit équipé d’un écran flexible, mais le projet a été abandonné pour l’instant. En attendant Motorola va continuer sa ligne Droid, mais elle ne sera vendue que par l’opérateur américain Verizon.Le 23 décembre 2012 à 18:21 • Maxime Lambert
LONGVIEW — A 55-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a car just outside of Longview city limits.The Daily News reports that Michael Day of Longview was declared dead at the scene on Thursday night. His family has been notified.The Washington State Patrol says 21-year-old Austin Dumont-Gerber was driving a 1996 Acura Integra west on Ocean Beach Highway at about 11 p.m. Thursday when he struck Day as he crossed the highway.Dumont-Gerber of Longview and his 23-year-old passenger were not injured, but the car was destroyed.The incident is under investigation.
Filing week opened Monday with 48 candidates signing up to run for elected office.Candidates can file at the Clark County Elections Department, 1408 Franklin St., or online at http://clarkvotes.org.The deadline for online registration is 4 p.m. Friday, and 5 p.m. Friday for in-person filing.The primary election is Aug. 16; the general election is Nov. 8. Here’s a list of candidates who filed as of 5 p.m. Monday. With the exception of one state legislative position, all offices are nonpartisan.To keep tabs on the latest filings, go to http://clarkvotes.org and click on “Candidates who have filed.”• 49th District State Representative, Position 1: Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver.• Battle Ground City Council, Pos. 2: Phil Haberthur.• Battle Ground City Council, Pos. 3: Adrian Cortes.• Battle Ground City Council, Pos. 7: Chris Regan.• Camas Mayor: Scott Higgins.• Camas City Council, Ward 2, Pos. 1: Linda Dietzman.• Camas City Council, at-large position: Don Chaney.• Vancouver City Council, Pos. 4: Bart Hansen.• Vancouver City Council, Pos. 5: Cory Barnes, Larry Smith.• Vancouver City Council, Pos. 6: Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Bill Turlay, Pat Campbell.• Washougal City Council, Pos. 2: Rod Morris, Mike Moreau, George Kolin.• Washougal City Council, Pos. 5: Jennifer McDaniel, Mark Rohr.• Washougal City Council, Pos. 7: Molly Coston.• Woodland Mayor (Clark and Cowlitz counties): Janna Lovejoy, Grover Laseke, Marilee McCall.• Clark Regional Wastewater District Commissioner, Pos. 3: Denny Kiggins.• Clark County Fire District No. 6 Commissioner, Pos. 1: Brad Lothspeich.• Clark County Fire District No. 13 Commissioner, Pos. 3: Louis A. Ferreira.• Clark County Fire & Rescue Commissioner, Pos. 4: Jon Babcock.• East County Fire & Rescue Commissioner, Pos. 1: Gary Larson.• East County Fire & Rescue Commissioner, Pos. 4: John E. Clancy.• East County Fire & Rescue Commissioner, Pos. 5: George (Jack) Hoober.• Battle Ground Public Schools, Pos. 2: Ken Root.• Battle Ground Public Schools, Pos. 4: Mavis Nickels.• Camas School District, Pos. 3: Connie Hennessey.• Camas School District, Pos. 4: Doug Quinn.• Camas School District, Pos. 5: Mary Tipton.• Evergreen Public Schools, Pos. 2: Michael Reid, Joan Skelton.• Evergreen Public Schools, Pos. 3: Victoria Bradford.• Evergreen Public Schools, Pos. 4: Todd Yuzuriha.• Green Mountain School District, Pos. 1: Rick Syring.• Ridgefield School District, Pos. 5: Scott Gullickson.• Vancouver Public Schools, Pos. 4: Edri Geiger.• Vancouver Public Schools, Pos. 5: Mari Greves.• Woodland School District (Clark and Cowlitz counties), Pos. 1: Jimmy L. Bays.• Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner, Pos. 2: Neil T. Cahoon, Bill Ward.• Port of Ridgefield Commissioner, Pos. 1: Bruce Wiseman. • Woodland Pool and Recreation District (Clark and Cowltiz counties), Pos. 2: Sharyn Crosby.• Woodland Pool and Recreation District, Pos. 4: Bruce Hulett.
Charlize Theron at Cannes Film Festival 2017Getty ImagesCharlize Theron just made a shocking parenting move and not many people will agree with what the actress is doing. “The “Long Shot” actress is reportedly raising her seven-year-old son Jackson as a girl.Jackson was adopted by Charlize when he was a baby. Photographs have appeared online showing the child wearing dresses and long-braided hair. Charlize spoke to MailOnline, where she said: “Yes, I thought she was a boy, too, until she looked at me when she was three years old and said, “I am not a boy!”Charlize Theron is adamantly defending her parenting choices, she says, Jackson is every bit as much a girl as her three-year-old sister, August. “So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive.” Charlize TheronReutersThe gender debate is a hot topic among celebrities, but raising a seven-year-old boy as a girl may be pushing it. The David Reimer case comes to mind, where David Reimer, a man was raised as a girl after a failed circumcision. David Reimer became the subject of a study that became known as the John/Joan case in the 60s and 70s. His mother said she was still angry with the Baltimore doctor who persuaded her and her husband, Ron, to give female hormones to their son and raise him as a daughter.Charlize Theron might be trying to make a statement about gender, but using a seven-year-old child to do so is not only irresponsible but also dangerous. The actress will appear alongside Seth Rogen in “Long Shot”, where she plays a Presidential candidate. The movie is set to hit theatres on May 3 2019.
Inside a burnt building after the fire that breaks out in a five-story building in Chawkbazar area at Old Dhaka on 20 February. Photo: Prothom AloThe devastating Chawkbazar fire that claimed the lives of at least 71 people on 20 February originated from the first floor of Wahed Mansion, says the probe panel formed by the home ministry, reports UNB.The five-member investigation committee submitted its report to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday.A home ministry official said the probe body mentioned in its report that the fire ensued from the first floor of the building.This photo taken on Thursday morning shows a building burnt in a fire that breaks out in a five-storey building in Chawkbazar area at Old Dhaka on 20 February. Photo: Prothom AloHe, however, declined to elaborate further.At least 71 people were killed and many others injured in the devastating fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse and raged through four other adjacent buildings in the city’s Chawkbazar area on 20 January night.Of them, 67 died on the spot while the rest succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Chawkbazar fireThe home ministry on 22 February formed the five-member committee, headed by additional secretary of its Security Services Division Pradip Ranjan Chakraborty, to probe the incident.The committee was asked to submit its report within seven working days with recommendations.
Share JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT NEWSRaul and Christy Garcia and family members clean out their house and garage Wednesday in East Houston after the floods.With the skies finally clearing over the Houston area, residents are getting their first chance to survey the damage and catalogue what was lost. Christy Garcia spent the day Wednesday overseeing a small army of family members helping her sort through practically everything she owns. After the floods, every item that made her modest white two-bedroom into a home is a decision: Is it salvageable, or not? Just days ago, Garcia, her husband, Raul, and her two grown children watched in horror as the floodwaters rose in their working-class neighborhood in East Houston. The family frantically moved their most precious items to their highest shelves, put their nice couches on folding tables in hopes they’d be spared, and then, they waded into the street in search of higher ground. JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT NEWSTrucks passed. One picked them up but got stuck in high water. In all, it took 14 hours for them to reach the emergency shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown.“It’s hard, but we’re gonna get through it. A lot of my neighbors had babies, kids. We need the help out here. They came late to help us,” Garcia says.Now, the curb in front of Garcia’s home is piling up with ruined carpet and soggy mattresses, waterlogged furniture, clothes and bedding. It looks like this all down the street. Inside the house, family members use brooms to push the last bit of stinking water out the back door. The Garcias managed to save important documents and family photos. Her daughter lost a guitar, but saved two electric keyboards. Husband Raul’s collection of diecast model cars is mostly unharmed.These are small but important successes. They stand in contrast to the incredible needs facing Garcia and so many in this neighborhood.“Beds, clothes, shoes. You can see we just left with whatever we could grab that day, and that was it,” Garcia says.More than anything, Garcia says rebuilding will take money. She’s already applied for FEMA help and filed car and home insurance claims.“It’s just like rebuild and hope for the best that everything comes out OK with the help that they said they’re going to give us — insurance, FEMA-wise, everything, that we will get the help, that they don’t stall on us, that they’ll help us,” she says.With that, Garcia returns to the work at hand, sorting through the wreckage of a comfortable life that is barely recognizable after Harvey.