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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kyle Kuzma, Quinn Cook and Dwight Howard sparked the Lakers’ comeback. Kuzma scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth, and Howard had a key block on Coby White during the big spurt. Cook made a 3-pointer to give Los Angeles a 94-93 lead with 8:53 remaining.Cook finished with 17 points, and Anthony Davis had 15 points and seven rebounds. It was Davis’ first game in his native Chicago since he was acquired in a trade with New Orleans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceChicago lost for the fifth time in six games. Zach LaVine scored 26 points, and White and Otto Porter Jr. each finished with 18. Wendell Carter Jr. had 11 points and 11 rebounds.The Bulls used a 16-2 run to open a 60-42 lead with 2:49 left in the first half. Carter’s two foul shots made it 63-44 with 2:10 to go. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, and Chicago Bulls’ Otto Porter Jr. battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — LeBron James had 30 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his third consecutive triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-112 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.Los Angeles trailed by 19 before shutting down Chicago in the fourth quarter during the finale of a three-game trip. While James turned in another brilliant performance, he was on the bench for most of a 16-0 run to begin the final period.ADVERTISEMENT View comments What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? IOC’s large role in anti-doping creates conflict of interest Rice industry paralysis MOST READ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Bulls: F Chandler Hutchison played for the first time this season. He missed the team’s first seven games with a strained left hamstring.UP NEXTLakers: Host the Miami Heat on Friday night.Bulls: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! OLD FRIENDSBulls coach Jim Boylen worked for Lakers coach Frank Vogel for two seasons with the Indiana Pacers. Vogel called Boylen “one of the smartest basketball men I’ve ever worked with,” and Boylen also heaped praise on his former boss.“Frank’s a worker. He’s a defensive-minded guy,” Boylen said, “so I think we were kindred spirits there. He’s a really good person and he was very sharing and caring with me.”TIP-INSLakers: G Avery Bradley was sidelined by a lower right leg contusion. He got hurt during Sunday’s 103-96 victory at San Antonio. “He was just too sore to go,” Vogel said. “He’s day to day.” Kentavious Caldwell-Pope replaced Bradley in the starting lineup.ADVERTISEMENT Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post PLAY LIST 02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue
It was touted as a blockbuster clash between the top-two teams in the Indian Premier League this season but in the end the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders turned out to be a one-sided encounter as the home team won by 7 wickets to go back to the top of the points table on Tuesday.The Super Kings first restricted the Knight Riders to 108 for 9 and then chased down the target with 16 deliveries to spare at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.The win was mainly set up by the bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir – as the young pacer combined with the spinners to run through the KKR batting lineup.While Chahar collected the man-of-the-match award for picking up 3 wickets, both Harbhajan and Tahir finished with 2 wickets each and captain MS Dhoni reserved special praise for CSK’s veteran spin-twins.”The age is on their side. They are like wine, the way they are maturing. Bhajji has done well in whatever games he has played. I have fallen back on Tahir and he has done the job. They’ve come up every time but once we go out to flatter wickets, we’ll have to see what combinations we’ve to play.”Imran Tahir has confidence in me. He has got a very good flipper. He is someone who if you tell that this is the right pace to bowl on, he does it most of the times,” MS Dhoni said at the post-match presentation..@ChennaiIPL overtake #KKR to go top of the table with 10 points #CSKvKKR pic.twitter.com/xWUFRroDcwadvertisementIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2019Dhoni though, wasn’t too happy with the slow nature of the pitch and once again criticised the 22-yard strip prepared by the Chepauk curator.”It became like the first game. Again we were cribbing about the track but we won. We’ve lost Bravo and it looks like this pitch suits us now but I don’t think we want to play on wickets like these because it becomes too low-scoring for the batsmen,” Dhoni said.As comprehensive as it can get for @ChennaiIPL at the Chepauk.CSK beat KKR by 7 wickets and 16 balls to spare #CSKvKKR #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/xDVTYMw6XjIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2019CSK, the defending champions, started their campaign with a victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2019 opener at the Chepauk on March 23. They then defeated Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, lost to Mumbai Indians before bouncing back against Rajasthan Royals.On Tuesday, CSK destroyed Kolkata Knight Riders at home to move back to the top of the points table after their 5th win of this season. The Super Kings, who have played 6 matches so far this season, have lost only to Mumbai Indians when they failed to chase down 171 at the Wankhede Stadium.More significantly, CSK have won all their 4 matches at home so far this season.MS Dhoni, like last year, has led Chennai Super Kings from the front this year as well. He has scored 156 runs from 6 matches with a best of 75 not out. He is in fact the leading run-scorer for his team in the 2019 IPL and the only CSK batsman in the top 20 of the leading run-scorers this year.But 3 of the top 10 wicket-takers are from Chennai Super Kings. Imran Tahir (9) is 2nd in the list behind Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada (11) while Harbhajan Singh is 7th with 7 wickets from 4 matches.Dwayne Bravo also has 7 wickets from 4 matches and is No.10 in the wicket-takers’ list this year. However, he has been ruled out for the next few matches with hamstring injury.”Losing Bravo, it is slightly difficult for us to get the combination as we are missing the all-rounder. David (Willey) is not here as well. So, it can’t be a straight swap,” Dhoni said.Also Read | CSK vs KKR Highlights, IPL 2019: Chahar, du Plessis script Chennai’s 7-wicket win
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd target Pochettino’s Levy loyalty won’t keep him at Spursby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’s relationship with chairman Daniel Levy won’t prevent him from leaving for Manchester United.The Daily Mail says Pochettino will not let his relationship with Levy stop him walking away from Tottenham.Pochettino is Manchester United’s first choice to become their next permanent boss, while the Argentine is also a long-term target for Real Madrid.The highly-rated manager has established a substantial power base at the north London club in recent seasons, working closely with supremo Levy to reshape the Tottenham squad since his arrival in 2014.But sources close to Pochettino insist the coach will have no qualms about walking away this summer should he decide his future lies elsewhere.
The plans are a priority of the Service Excellence Programme (SEP), which falls under the ambit of Thematic Area 1 of the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme, entitled ‘Trade and Investment Facilitation and Service Excellence’. All ministries must have customer service improvement plans in place by the end of April 2018 as mandated by the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme. Modernisation Specialist in the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division (PSTMD), Office of the Cabinet, Michele Gordon-Somers, tells JIS News that the plans are a critical part of the Service Excellence Policy being developed by the Cabinet Office. Story Highlights All ministries must have customer service improvement plans in place by the end of April 2018 as mandated by the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme.The aim is to reduce waste, save money and make the public institutions more efficient and effective for those who need them.The plans are a priority of the Service Excellence Programme (SEP), which falls under the ambit of Thematic Area 1 of the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme, entitled ‘Trade and Investment Facilitation and Service Excellence’.This is also one of the goals of Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan, which calls for professionalism and efficient service delivery in all public-sector institutions.Modernisation Specialist in the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division (PSTMD), Office of the Cabinet, Michele Gordon-Somers, tells JIS News that the plans are a critical part of the Service Excellence Policy being developed by the Cabinet Office.“All ministries must conduct customer service assessments, they must speak with their customers, they must have plans developed and they must report their achievements against their plans,” she emphasises.The proposed policy will set out the core principles, values, standards, strategies, accountability mechanism, continuous improvement frameworks and service delivery options that will promote and institutionalise service excellence to facilitate consistency in service quality across government.Last year, the PSTMD engaged technocrats in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as from civil society and the private sector at Service Excellence Visioning Workshops, aimed at identifying strategies and actions to get to the supreme form of service excellence in the public sector.Recently, the Cabinet Office and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding signalling the commencement of a partnership between the two organisations to promote service excellence in the public and private sectors and increase awareness of customer service issues nationally.Mrs. Gordon-Somers says that some ministries have named customer service improvement teams and are conducting customer service readiness assessments, which will guide the development of customer service improvement plans.“The information that comes out of the assessments will be used to feed into developing customer service improvement plans, and it is expected that the whole area of customer service will be looked at in a comprehensive way, and then these plans will be implemented with short-, medium- and long-term measures incorporated within those plans,” she explains.Mrs. Gordon-Somers notes that the PSTMD has been conducting workshops with service improvement teams “to sensitise them about the Service Excellence Programme”.The Modernisation Specialist says ministries will develop their plans before focusing on their respective agencies and departments.“So, all the agencies and departments under their portfolios, they will assist them through the same process, in terms of developing their service-improvement plans and reporting on their achievements against those plans on a quarterly basis,” she tells JIS News.Mrs. Gordon-Somers says that in the past, ministries only focused on frontline customers regarding customer-service improvement, adding that other areas should be addressed, such as business processes, engagement of customers, the handling of complaints, customer feedback and “ensuring that service improvement planning is a critical part of general operational planning”.Another component of the SEP at ministries is the development of citizens’ charters.According to Mrs. Gordon-Somers, a citizen’s charter is a contract between ministries and their customers, which outlines the strategies to improve customer service at the entities.“We expect all ministries will have a citizen’s charter, or those who already have will update their document,” she says.Mrs. Gordon-Somers stresses that charters that are posted on the websites of ministries should also be displayed in the lobby areas and hard copies made available for customers who may request them.Meanwhile, Senior Director, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Sandra Senior Brown, tells JIS News that a citizen’s charter/customer service improvement team is in place at the super ministry.She said the entity is looking at various technological initiatives, “to enable our internal customers to be better able to carry out their functions”.The Ministry, which was created in March 2016 and charged with the responsibility for seven critical portfolios – land, environment, climate change, investment, water and wastewater, housing and works – has oversight for 48 agencies.“We at the Ministry see it as a critical need to have this customer service improvement programme implemented, based on our mandate of ensuring that we meet the business needs of Jamaica as well as the needs of our internal stakeholders,” she says.Mrs. Brown, who is overseeing the implementation of the Ministry’s modernisation initiatives, says “customers are demanding more and they want better quality and a higher standard of service”.“We want to ensure that customers are able to access certain services and there is ease in doing so. Our website will be instrumental in that regard,” she tells JIS News.“We have over 46 agencies, so we definitely want to be one of the front runners where implementation of this Service Excellence Programme is concerned,” she adds.
此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 Print Close zoom Despite recent project development delays and regulatory uncertainty, the UK wind energy market continues to offer a significant opportunity to develop a world class manufacturing and supply chain base that can deliver competitive industry content in the future.However, with over 30,000 offshore wind energy jobs due to be created as a direct result of this over the next eight years alone, the expansion and success of the market is as much driven by the short-term success of Tier One contractors, as it is by the long-term confidence of manufacturers and contractors working with them.That is according to Alicat and South Boats IOW, that has recently signed a string of specialist supply chain service agreements that underpin core skills and incorporate associated marine electrical, servicing and maintenance contract work.As part of these specialist supply chain agreements, Alicat and South Boats IOW will undertake a series of bespoke electrical design, installation and refitting briefs throughout 2014. These commercially sensitive projects provide critical long term support to key participants currently operating in the UK offshore energy markets.“Nobody doubts that with over 40 projects currently in play and with an estimated investment value of upwards of £80 billion, the UK manufacturing market has a clear and tangible opportunity to establish a strong domestic supply chain that will present real international export market potential in the future,” said Steve Thacker, Director, Alicat & South Boats IOW.“Nevertheless, if we don’t recognise the importance of getting the basics right first – and in doing so, understand the value of creating a stable and reliable domestic manufacturing base – we risk not only damaging future overseas export potential but also undermining much of the work already achieved by specialist UK contractors, to date.Thacker added, “If the UK is to truly deliver high value manufacturing IP – that in the case of our industry will help meet the need for an estimated 200 to 300 operations and maintenance vessels by 2030 – it’s imperative that we begin to communicate the true scale and nature of future demand and perhaps most important, how we can all begin to benefit.”In recent months, Alicat & South Boats IOW has received a string of workboat orders from leading operators within the market.These orders include a £5.5m, two-workboat deal with Lowestoft operator Iceni Marine Services and a £10m, three-workboat agreement from Seacat Services. Both orders will be supported and delivered by a team of 250 operating out of the two dedicated yards, located in Great Yarmouth and in Cowes. In addition, the companies are on the verge of announcing further orders for 2015 and 2016 deliveries.Together, the two yards maintain the industry-leading position of British boat builders and operators as the offshore wind energy market grows. My location Alicat South and Boats, March 27, 2014
THE 20th ANNUAL DESIGNCARE GALA is an annual fundraising event produced by actress Holly Robinson-Peete and her husband Rodney Peete through their nonprofit organization, The HollyRod Foundation (HRF), and benefits those with Parkinson’s disease and autism.What began 20 years ago as an intimate mixer, DesignCare has grown to become the most exclusive, celebrity charity events of the summer. The 2018 DesignCare Gala will celebrate their 20th anniversary at a Private Estate in Malibu, CA. Always a star-studded event, the evening will feature a silent auction, special musical performance by legendary soul-funk band Morris Day and the Time, as well as a Spring/Summer 2018 runway show from a soon-to-be announced designer.The Gala will honor Earvin “Magic” Johnson with the “HollyRod Humanitarian Award”, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr with the “Matthew T. Robinson, Jr. Award of Courage”, Microsoft with the “HollyRod Corporate Compassion Award”, Artist Stephen Wiltshire (British Architectural Artist with autism) with the “HollyRod Champion Award” and Lisa Ackerman with the “Karen E. Smith, Angel on a Path Award”.Event sponsors include American Airlines, Target, Cigna, Hallmark Channel, Outback Steakhouse & Wen by Chaz Dean.Hosted by actress/philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete (“Chicago Fire,” “21 Jump Street”, “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”) and her husband Rodney Peete (retired NFL quarterback, Sports Host, “Meet the Peetes”), the event is always star-studded and well attended. Recent past guests include Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Longoria, Sugar Ray Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Rowland, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Stevie Wonder, Yara Shahidi, Leah Remini, Terry Crews, Arsenio Hall, Laila Ali, Regina King, Jussie Smollett, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Candace Cameron Bure, Lori Loughlin, Star Jones, Cheryl Burke, Tina Knowles, Regina King, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nancy O’Dell, Shemar Moore, Garcelle Beauvais, Sanaa Lathan and Tracee Ellis Ross.WHEN: Saturday, July 14th, 2018Find out more here.
APTN National NewsWith the high cost shipping people living in northern and remote communities struggle with expensive grocery bills.APTN’s Delaney Windigo is in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation and has a story of one family using traditional methods to offset those costs in northern Ontario.
Rabat – After the terrorist attacks that hit Tunisia three weeks ago, the Moroccan government has imposed a travel ban to Tunisia for youth, citing safety reasons.Moroccan youth who have booked summer travel programs in Tunisia are facing a last-minute scramble to rearrange their trips.The Ministry of Youths and Sports issued a press release announcing that all youth trips to Tunisia this summer are cancelled. The release said this travel ban comes as a response to a request from the Tunisian authorities, as the country declared a state of emergency following the recent terrorist attacks.Many Moroccan youths have already booked summer travel programs in Tunisia. However, the Ministry did not specify whether Moroccans who have already booked trip to Tunisia will be offering alternative destinations or a full refund from their tour operator.On July 4, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency, one week after a gunman killed 38 foreign tourists, mainly British, in the resort city of Sousse.Ever since, many countries have imposed travel bans to Tunsia, including the United Kingdom, which said it deemed the threat from terrorist groups in the North African state to have ‘developed considerably’ since last month’s attack in Sousse.Multiple reports say that the increasing number of travel bans would negatively affect the Tunisian economy, which relies heavily on the tourism industry.
The condemnation of the armed groups’ recent attacks against the Government comes as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing alarm at the deteriorating situation, especially its impact on Chad’s large population of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).A team from the United Nations refugee agency is also rushing to the Chadian border with Cameroon to help thousands of residents of the capital, N’Djamena, who have been fleeing the fighting.“The Security Council strongly condemns these attacks and all attempts at destabilization by force, and recalls its commitment to the sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity and political independence of Chad,” the 15-member panel said in a presidential statement read out by Ambassador Ricardo Alberto Arias of Panama.It urged all States within the region “to deepen their cooperation with a view to putting an end to the activities of armed groups and their attempt to seize power by force” and to provide support to the Chadian Government if it seeks assistance.Council members said they were concerned that the current fighting poses a direct threat to the safety of Chad’s civilians, including its IDPs and refugees, estimated to number more than 460,000 in total.This concern echoes the call of Mr. Ban, who said in a statement yesterday that he was “profoundly alarmed by the dangerous situation” and called on all sides in the conflict to ensure the safety and security of civilians, UN staff and any other international humanitarian workers.The presidential statement read out by Mr. Arias reaffirmed the Council’s full support for MINURCAT, the UN mission to Chad and the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) that was authorized by the Council last year to try to protect vulnerable civilians in both countries and to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance.It also endorsed the work of the European Union force (EUFOR Tchad/RCA) being deployed to Chad to try to stabilize the region.Mr. Arias said the Council applauded the AU initiative to mandate Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi and President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo “to engage the Chadian parties with a view to ending the fighting and to initiate efforts aimed at seeking a lasting solution to the crisis.”The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that it has dispatched a team of staff to the border town of Kousseri in Cameroon to assess an expected influx of thousands of Chadians.Local officials have told the agency that thousands of Chadians have fled N’Djamena and were reaching the Kousseri area, on the other bank of the Chari river, via 15 crossing points.Two UNHCR trucks carrying aid supplies are being sent from Bertoua in eastern Cameroon and an airlift of more supplies from either Dubai or Copenhagen is also being considered.High Commissioner António Guterres appealed to all sides to respect humanitarian principles when dealing with civilians.“Hundreds of thousands of uprooted people in Chad depend on international support and a very fragile aid lifeline that must reach some of the most desolate and isolated parts of the country,” Mr. Guterres said.“We are continuing to assist, but insecurity is forcing us to relocate some staff and threatens to severely affect the flow of life-saving aid to these very vulnerable populations.”Almost all UNHCR staff have been evacuated from N’Djamena, but some staff continue to work in most of the camps in the east, near the border with Sudan’s war-wracked Darfur region. 4 February 2008The Security Council today demanded an immediate end to the violence engulfing Chad and welcomed an African Union initiative to try to engage both the Government and the armed opposition groups to find a durable solution to the country’s crisis.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the Internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television.Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks with cable providers to boost access to blockbuster television shows through their devices.With Google sitting on a cash pile of $48 billion, the league’s Sunday Ticket package is easily within its reach.The contract is currently held by DirecTV, which pays about $1 billion annually for the rights. That contract, however, expires at the end of the 2014 season.Earlier this year, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette said “it serves the shareholder best to actually have that strategic ability to pounce,” when there is the opportunity to make a major acquisition.The NFL confirmed its meetings with Google Wednesday, but declined to discuss the nature of those talks, as did Google.“Members of our office meet often with innovative leaders in Silicon Valley and around the world,” the NFL said in a statement. “We are constantly looking for ways to make our game better on the field, in the stadium and for fans.”The Sunday Ticket Package provides fans with access to most out-of-market NFL games not televised nationally on ESPN or on NBC.Citi analyst Jason Bazinet believes that DirecTV is losing money on the deal, generating only about $725 million a year in revenue. He thinks a new contract would run about $1.5 billion if DirecTV were to make another go for it.DirecTV has a market capitalization of about $32 billion and would be unlikely to remain for long in a bidding war with Google, which has a market capitalization nine times that.Bazinet believes DirecTV investors would welcome the prospect of letting the NFL go.Google recently unveiled a device called Chromecast, which is part of its attempt to make it easier for people to access Internet content on their TVs. Chromecast is a small stick roughly the same size as a thumb drive that can be plugged into an HDMI port on flat-panel TVs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press Posted Aug 21, 2013 2:23 pm MDT Google and NFL hold meetings, raise speculation about sale of Sunday Ticket package
SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man denies charges that he operated an encrypted website where users could anonymously shop for drugs such as heroin and LSD, his attorney said on Friday.“We deny all charges. That’s the end of the discussion,” said federal public defender Brandon LeBlanc, who is representing defendant Ross Ulbricht.The denial came after Ulbricht, looking calm, appeared in federal court in red prison clothes and shackles for a bail hearing. LeBlanc asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero to postpone the hearing, saying the case was complex.Spero granted the request and rescheduled the hearing for Oct. 9.Ulbricht has been charged in New York with narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering in connection with the website known as Silk Road, which is believed to have collected more than $1 billion in revenue.He is also charged in Maryland with arranging to pay someone to kill a witness.FBI agents arrested the 29-year-old San Francisco resident — allegedly known online as Dread Pirate Roberts — on Tuesday in the science fiction section of a small branch of the San Francisco public library, where he was chatting online.The arrest came after a federal investigation that began in 2011. Agents said they determined Ulbricht was “altoid,” someone who was posting information about Silk Road on other drug-related websites under federal surveillance.Since then, Ulbricht’s online behaviour has been tracked, and agents gathered evidence that allegedly connected him to Silk Road.If convicted, Ulbricht could be sentenced to life in prison. Attorney denies charges that San Francisco man operated encrypted drug website by The Associated Press Posted Oct 3, 2013 11:17 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Each 21 September, the General Assembly-mandated International Day of Peace is observed, devoted to “strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples”, with this year’s theme spotlighting climate action as key to that aim. “Today peace faces a new danger: the climate emergency, which threatens our security, our livelihoods and our lives”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message.Speaking to some 700 high school and college student leaders, he explained that peace “is not only about peace among people, but peace between people and the planet”, lamenting that “we have been at war” with nature. Climate change has posed clear threats to international peace and security, with natural disasters displacing three times as many people as conflicts; forcing millions to flee their homes in search of refuge. UN Photo/Kim HaughtonGrowing tensions over resources, mass movements of people, and endangered food security are escalating and “affecting every country on every continent” according to the UN. On Friday morning Mr. Guterres commenced celebrations by ringing the Peace Bell at Headquarters in New York, and observing a minute of silence in the UN’s Peace Garden. He was joined by the UN Messengers for Peace, Yo-Yo Ma and Midori Goto, and hundreds of high school and college student guests, who represent the growing number of young people stepping up to meet the climate challenge – close to half a million world-wide the UN estimates. This year, the UN’s recognition of the Day showcased the power of young voices by hosting a Peace Student Observance – a platform for young people to share projects they have undertaken to nurse a healthy planet while promoting peace. To mobilize ambition, the Secretary-General is convening a Climate Action Summit on 23 September, with “concrete and realistic plans to accelerate action” as urged by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13, and put forward ambitious plans outlined in the landmark Paris Agreement. A special climate summit for youth on Saturday, the first of its kind, will bring young leaders and innovators together to further address the climate emergency. The shift toward a safer and greener future “will be backed by passionate voices of young women and men around the world, who understand their future is at stake” Mr. Guterres said in the 100-Day countdown to the International Day back in June, deeming this challenge “the battle of our lives.” “We are at war with nature” the UN chief said, “nature doesn’t forgive, and nature is striking back.” Form farming, to how we mobilize ourselves, to power supply, we need “huge transformations” the Secretary-General urged. Commending the young attendees, he said: “Your leadership is essential, to make sure that my generation does the right thing…Good luck in your very committed engagement towards peace among people, and people with mother nature.”
And then there was the case of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office’s “bun tower” getting stuck under Chelsea bridge in 2006. Based on a traditional tower, usually made from bamboo and covered in baked buns, a steel replica was create in Wales and a driver was given “very detailed instructions” on how to get it into London the night before the show. “Of course, it came in on the Friday night, the bloke driving it ignored all the instructions and put the directions in his sat nav and ended up wedging it under the bridge in Chelsea,” Mr Reid said.”This bloody thing just wedged itself completely under the bridge and London traffic came to a standstill until somebody went and let the tyres down and got it out, it was extraordinary.” Mr Reid said he usually spends around 15 months planning before the big day “You are dealing with lots of complex relationships, people who want to be in a certain place, for example Hong Kong has a particular number they like because it is luckier than any other number so we try and build that into [the procession].”While dealing with each organisation’s request, he also has to make sure the bands are far enough apart not to drown each other out and animals that “don’t like other types of animals” are separated.”You can’t mix donkeys and horses, you can’t mix reindeer and horses so you have to have them in different places and they don’t like it if they smell each other,” he said. “It is bonkers really, the whole thing. It takes a good bit of fiddling with.”The Wednesday before the parade each year the organisers run what has become known as a “ghost parade”, wheeling the Lord Mayor’s carriage out in the early hours. The new Lord Mayor, Dr Andrew Parmley, and his wife Wendy wave from the coach during the rehearsalCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire It is the perfect parade; a three-mile procession steeped in 800 years of tradition and watched by hundreds and thousands of people as colourful floats, marching bands and, finally, the Lord Mayor’s golden carriage pass through the streets of London. But behind the scenes of the Lord Mayor’s Show is “organised chaos on a colossal scale” with last-minute mishaps and unexpected issues forever cropping up, the show’s pageantmaster has revealed. In a rare interview, Dominic Reid, an architect and solider who is celebrating his 25th year organising the parade, revealed the secrets of getting the world’s largest unrehearsed procession to run smoothly. This year, the show will welcome the new Lord Mayor Dr Andrew Parmley, the principal of the private Harrodian School in Barnes and organist of 35 years at St James Garlickhythe church. It will have a particular emphasis on music, including a special commission. Mr Reid, who is also the managing director of the Invictus Games Foundation and who took over the pageantmaster role from his father John, said he “loves” organising the show and has no plans to retire, as yet. “We have had lots of fun along the way, it has been a fantastic privilege to do it,” he said. “It has been really wonderful and my life now populated with these daft and insane moments.”The Lord Mayor’s Show is on Saturday. It starts at 9am with a river pageant before the procession, which starts at Mansion House, at 11am. The fireworks are at 5.15pm. The Lord Mayor of London’s State Coach passes St Paul’s Cathedral during the rehearsal for the show on Wednesday Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office’s “bun tower” got stuck under Chelsea bridge while being transported to the show in 2006 Despite the rehearsal happening annually, Mr Reid said Londoners still haven’t caught on. “What I love are the people who just encounter it on their way to work and look absolutely amazed… it is entertaining,” he said. But despite the careful planning, there are always things that go wrong. “There is always something, I remember once turning up and somebody had very carefully built a traffic island somewhere where I wasn’t expecting to have a traffic island,” Mr Reid said. “It stopped us getting from one side of the road to the other and caused us to reroute a whole lot of stuff.”In 1994, Mr Reid forgot to make sure Christopher Walford was in the back of the Lord Mayor’s carriage before it set off.Eight years later, the then Lord Mayor, Roger Gifford, had to be transferred into the back of Mr Reid’s Land Rover mid-parade when one of the wheels on his carriage “jammed on” at Blackfriars.”He was very humourous about it and it all went down very well,” Mr Reid laughed. Speaking to The Telegraph ahead of this year’s show on Saturday, the 55-year-old said he usually spends around 15 months planning before the big day. It takes him up to three days to decide on the running order of the procession alone – a process he calls “shunting” – as he uses colour-coded cards to ensure he meets each float, charity, band and organisation’s specific needs. He not only meticulously measures the route, calculating timings to the nearest second, but “walks it a lot” including at 4am just to check nothing has changed. “I have a very complex spreadsheet with an algorithm built into it that helps me calculate timing and gaps and stuff, but the actual putting into order we do with cards and slots on a board,” he said. The steel replica eventually made it to the show 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.
4TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen2225 2Pfadi Winterthur2332 3Wacker Thun2231 In derby match of two best Swiss teams, Pfadi Winterhur beat Kadetten Schaffhausen 29:19 (15:8) in front of 700 domestic fans. However, this won’t affect on the race for the pole position before the Play-Off, as Lars Walther team is still far away from the rivals…Pfadi Winterthur: Bringolf/Vaskevicius; Maros, Corovic (3), Tynowsky (1), Hess (7/2), Sidorowicz (6), Gavranovic (2), Lier (4/3), Vernier (1), Jud (2), Scheuner (1), Freivogel (1), Svajlen (1).Kadetten: Marinovic (1)/Portner; Cvijetic (4), Karacic (1), Liniger, Küttel (2), Richwien, Graubner, Pendic (5/2), Brännberger, Stojanovic, Csaszar 1), Maros (4), Koch (1).STANDINGS: 6BSV Bern Muri2219 1Kadetten Schaffhausen2339 5HC Kriens-Luzern2225 Pfadi Winterthur ← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL: Only Vardar and Budućnost for “hat-trick” in Budapest Next Story → Jonas Larholm to leave TT Holstebro
I WILL START off with the good news — Caitlin McCarry performed her version of the Shawshank Redemption tunnel crawl and joined us at 9:11pm last Wednesday evening.Myself and my wife, Cat, are a week into our new jobs as parents and have quickly realised that time, for these crucial first few weeks, is not linear. Five rooms in our house have billboard obvious signs that there is a baby on the scene and the rest of the rooms are teetering on the brink.I watched an episode of Rules of Engagement at 4:45am this morning as an obliging Caitlin ticked the boxes ‘fed, pooed and winded’. A mini, week-long birthday celebration will take place this evening and I’m already eyeing up my daughter’s slice of the cake.Zero Dark ThirtyThe waters broke just before 6am on Sunday morning but Caitlin arrived 87 hours later as she was quite content in her snug little home. Cramps, which we assumed were contractions, followed that evening but had subsided by the next morning.We had been advised at an antenatal class not to rush into the hospital if the waters broke and to wait until the contractions were strong and regular. Assuming Cat had experienced some leaking of waters and a false labour, we got on with a Monday that, looking back, was regular and bizarre.I mowed the garden as Cat finalised the bag pack and we headed over to IKEA to look for a changing table. It was my first visit to the furniture superstore and I was talked out of the lazy, hotdog lunch option as we wheeled our flat-packed chest of drawers through the cavernous Raiders of the Lost Ark-style warehouse.YouTube credit: Andrew GradmanThat evening, we settled in to watch Jessica Chastain and Kyle Chandler (the unassuming go-to guy for big movies) chase down Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty. The cramps, which may well have been Braxton Hicks contractions, started again and we readied for an early morning dash to the hospital.Again, by morning, the pains had subsided. A call was made to the hospital and Cat was told ‘come in today and you will be admitted’. The call was made, at Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, to keep Cat in, supply antibiotics for the baby and to kick the wheel of inducing cheese down the hill that evening. I left the hospital at 11pm that night but the train was in motion by my return the next morning.We realised, during Cat and Caitlin’s stay, that every labour is its own story and that what may seem extraordinary for the expectant parents is ordinary for the staff involved.My wife, throughout, was remarkable and we owe a debt of gratitude to all the staff involved, especially the midwife, who stayed well after her shift finished (on her birthday) to give her support until the big arrival. Hopefully, she got home in time for late-night birthday cake. Cat and I enjoyed the best sugary tea we’ve ever had in our lives.‘Daddy Paddy’Breastfeeding has taken almost a week to click with the two wee lassies but the harmony is growing. We needed to supplement for the first few days to build Caitlin up but, using my mother’s phrase, she now knows where her bread is buttered.We have yet to decide on a middle name but my suggestion — Caitlin Lily Brunswick Pepperwill McCarry — has been vetoed.Another mother, Cat’s, has been a lifesaver for us. She has taken up residence at ours for a few days to help us get settled, and fed, and spend time with her first grandchild. The rest of our immediate family have been fantastic and are all fascinated with the new arrival.As for me, I dressed up for each day Cat and Caitlin were in hospital (I wanted to appear Dad-ly) but I have yet to be visited by the Responsibility Fairy. I was the only Dad in our seven-bed ward to bring in a laptop to watch Leinster v Ospreys, in the Heineken Cup, on Saturday night.The other incident that confirmed this was when I robbed the end of Cat’s cheesecake after dinner. As the loquacious dinner ladies were doing the rounds to pick up the cutlery, and not wanting to be exposed before the curtains were pulled open, I made a grab for the final, creamy bite but dropped it on my lap.That’s what I call setting a good example.PS: Free GP care for children aged five and under? That’s a timely little bonus.What are your memories of your first week with your newborn? Tip sharing is most welcome!Diary of a First Time Dad: Joy, queasiness, and getting through an Irish wedding unrumbledDiary of a First Time Dad: Early arrivals, packing bags and last hurrahs
WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Google+ Now Playing Up Next Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Facebook 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Now Playing Up Next Patriots Make Trade As Tight End Situation Falls Into Rough Shape The latest NXT TakeOver special, WarGames II, airs live tonight on the WWE Network from Los Angeles, California beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 CT.Set to headline is WarGames featuring NXT North American Champion Ricochet, WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne and The War Raiders vs. The Undisputed Era (NXT Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole and Bobby Fish).Also set for the show is Tommaso Ciampa defending the NXT Championship against Velveteen Dream and Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano in a big grudge match.Here is the full card for tonight on the WWE Network:WarGames MatchNXT North American Champion Ricochet, WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne and The War Raiders vs. The Undisputed Era (NXT Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole and Bobby Fish)NXT ChampionshipTommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Velveteen DreamAleister Black vs. Johnny GarganoNXT Women’s Championship – Best 2 out of 3 FallsShayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi SaneWrestleview.com will have live coverage of NXT TakeOver: WarGames II tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 CT with live thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 35.74%0:03Remaining Time -2:57 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Tom Keene Now Playing Up Next
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter , Seaport Village Revitalization Plans March 27, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDevelopers of a project to revitalize Seaport Village had to change their plans after discovering an earthquake fault line running right through the project.GAFCO CEO, Yehudi Gaffen, joined us in studio to talk about the new plan and what it could mean for the future of San Diego. Posted: March 27, 2018
The Lewis and Clark Bridge was closed to traffic for about two hours Saturday morning while a man threatened to jump into the Columbia River.Cowlitz County police were notified at about 7:30 a.m. that a man was standing on the hand railing near the middle of the bridge, threatening to jump, according to a news release from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.Officers reached the scene at 7:45 a.m. and stopped traffic for safety reasons. The bridge spans between Longview, Wash., and Rainier, Ore.A local emergency mental health counselor who was familiar with the man, identified as a 31-year-old transient, was called to the scene and worked with a Washington State Patrol trooper to talk the man down from the railing, according to police.The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to a Vancouver hospital for evaluation.The bridge was reopened to traffic at about 9:30 a.m.Washington State Patrol, Longview Police, Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Cowlitz County Dive Rescue Team all responded.
Bravo Zulu Chess founder and CEO Shaka Greene, flanked by two of his top players, Zahir Muhammad (right) and Zion Utsey (left). Both players won first place in the advanced section of the 10th Annual Bum Rush the Boards Hip Hop Chess Tournament held Nov. 14 at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center.If the Bravo Zulu Chess Club needed a positive sign about their readiness for a national chess tournament next month, they got it at the 10th annual Bum Rush the Boards Hip-Hop Chess Tournament. The young warriors at Bravo Zulu won first-, second- and third-place team prizes in the beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections of the tournament on Nov. 14 held at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center, 1480 Girard Street NW.“They worked hard for this,” said Shaka Greene, founder and executive director of Bravo Zulu Chess, a district-based nonprofit that trains students to compete in chess tournaments and teaches them how the principles of chess relate to life. “This is a very good indication of where we are as a team,” he said.Greene is raising funds to take his players to the 2015 National K-12 Scholastic Championship in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 4-6. “We know we need to grow to not just be able to go down there and compete but to win,” Greene said. “But this was a step in the right direction.”The Bum Rush the Boards Hip-Hop Chess Tournament is a signature event of Words Beats & Life, a district-based nonprofit that uses Hip Hop culture to promote positive change. “This type of flavor in the chess world is rare,” Greene said. “The vast majority of tournaments that we go to, the students that get off the van with us are the only ones who look like us.The event represents a refreshing alternative to the more traditional chess tournaments that require silence and focuses exclusively on chess. “Aaaaaaay-yoo!” DJ 2-Tone Jones called out at the beginning of the event, eliciting a hearty, “Aiight!” from the crowd.“Even though the kids are dedicated in chess, they’re still kids and they want to have fun,” said David Curry-Johnson, a senior official with Words Beats & Life, explaining why tournament organizers use lessons in DJ-ing, graffiti art, and breakdancing to keep young participants engaged between rounds.But, the event has appeal beyond the district.Lemuel “Life” LaRoche, executive director of Chess & Community, a Georgia-based nonprofit that uses chess as a learning tool for “at-risk” youth in Athens-Clarke County, brought about a dozen members from his organization’s team – the Classic City Knights – to compete in Bum Rush the Boards for the past several years. Many of the players have prior involvement in the juvenile justice system.“We use chess as a way to get more of our young people engaged in the game, because the game has a lot to do with strategy and forward-thinking and not being impulsive,” LaRoche said. “And all these jails that are being built are being built because our kids are so impulsive.”Whereas some may regard chess as a game for “nerds” or “intellectuals,” Laroche said the Hip Hop themes within Bum Rush the Boards makes chess more relatable, similar to the way The Wu-Tang clan used chess iconography in its music in the late 90s and 2000s. “Hip Hop is the language of the youth,” he said, which was verified by 14-year-old Troy of Athens, Georgia.“If you like rap and you like chess, it makes you even more comfortable,” he said.