Keep it comin’….

first_imgGrowth has been phenomenal – when we launched, we had coverage on 250 companies with about 3,300 reviews.As of this morning, we have:32,000 reviews…Covering 6,679 companies…Representing 84 countries around the world…With people in more than 165 countries visiting glassdoor.comWhen we launched, we made a commitment to inspect every single review by hand – and we’re doing exactly that.  In fact, we’ve found that we’re rejecting 1 or 2 out of every 10 reviews because they violate our community guidelines in some way, are clearly bogus, or are someone trying to post duplicates, etc.As we had hoped, the community is helping us to keep content accurate.  We accidentally let an intern’s salary flow into Apple’s fulltime salary chart, and someone caught it and emailed us in under 3 minutes!  Needless to say we fixed it in the next 60 seconds.  If you see something suspicious, don’t hesitate to flag it to us at content@glassdoor.com and we will investigate.  (and we will have easier flagging tools in the near future on the site)If you’ve posted a review and haven’t seen it on the site, know that we are working furiously to get content approved.  To be honest, we’re a bit buried under this PR avalanche, but we’ve got more content reviewers coming online and expect that we will be caught up by the weekend.Thanks again for all of the interest, keep the feedback coming, and tell your friends to contribute – with everyone’s help, we’re going to provide a window into this incredibly important part of our life.last_img read more

A few random thoughts on the Big 12 this week

first_imgShould have come to Austin, Saban. We’re 2-4 and love our coach.— DD (@BarkingCarnival) October 14, 2014• West Virginia scares me the most. I also trust them the least — Kevin White notwithstanding.• This weekend will tell us everything we need to know about TCU. They beat OSU by 14 like they should then they’re the real deal. If they lose then they’re just an 8-4 team that squeaked by a pretty good OU team at home and could have upset Baylor.• I don’t know what to do with Kansas State. They banged with Auburn but they also almost lost to Iowa State. I picked them to win the league then I reneged after OU lost to TCU (for some reason).Their schedule is monstrous (at OU, WVU, TCU, and Baylor) but you know Snyder has some magic in his palms. They caught a break with a 11 AM start this weekend in Norman, might they hand OU loss No. 2?• My “this is how the Big 12 standings will look in December and you should hate me on Twitter if I didn’t pick your team to finish No. 1” power rankings:1. OU2. Baylor3. Kansas State4. TCU5. Oklahoma State6. West Virginia7. Texas8. Texas Tech9. Iowa State10. KansasTotally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Rennie Childs runs for probably very little gain against KU (USATSI)Rennie Childs runs for probably very little gain against KU (USATSI)Tyler Ames has been doing Big 12 recaps for us and a dang good job at that. You can read his Week 7 recap here but I wanted to empty a few thoughts before moving on to Week 8.Also, a quick ranking of Big 12 teams at the end.• I don’t think Trevor Knight has a Katy Perry curse. I just don’t think Trevor Knight is very good. Maybe OU can overcome that or maybe not — it DOES play the rest of its tough games at home — but he’s not trust-worthy late in games right now.[December headline: Knight throws for 485 and 6 TD on vaunted OSU defense]• That TCU-Baylor game was pure dopamine — it actually reminded me of the OSU-Texas A&M game in 2011 for Baylor. The Bears know they got away with one and that it’s bigger than just a W in Week 7.• On the rushing the field thing in Waco — I actually have to defend Baylor here. What’s the difference between this and OSU rushing the court after the KD 3OT game?[1. By the way, just looked up the recap for this game. Still one of my favorite moments in OSU history: “Mario Boggan turned to Texas phenom Kevin Durant in the third overtime, smiled and told him, “Let’s go, Showtime.”]Both are instant classics, both home favorites, both massively important.My point is that at the point that points 59, 60, and 61 sail through the uprights what else are you supposed to do? Stand there? No…it’s utter delirium and the only logical response is to go have a party on the middle of the field.Also, bonkers:Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 9.06.41 AM• One last note on Baylor. This is their defensive coordinator. This is apparently his “we only gave up 58 to a QB who had seven TDs and seven INTs last season” dance.• Perspective is a strange thing. Mack Brown would have been tarred and feathered if he’d started a season 2-4. Chuck Strong?last_img read more

Triumphant Liverpool come home to a sea of red after Champions League win

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool bring home Champions League trophy – in pictures Twitter Pinterest In the end, it was a Champions League victory delivered in sweltering Madrid heat with considerably less panache than that incredible semi-final comeback against Barcelona.For the hundreds of thousands of people who lined the streets of Merseyside, however, the team’s homecoming on Sunday was greeted with the sort of adulation expected of a city where fans have long lived by the maxim that football is more important than life or death.A sea of red swelled the route of an open-top bus that carried the triumphant team and their manager, Jürgen Klopp. Hours earlier, Klopp and the Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, had emerged from a plane at Liverpool’s John Lennon airport bearing the European Cup following their 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.“Now we won something and we will carry on,” Klopp said of a result that put paid to lingering suggestions that the German was the unluckiest manager in football after a run of six final defeats. 1:33 Some fans scaled street furniture to get a better view. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters Play Video Share on LinkedIn For the majority of the players, it was their first major trophy, coming after they lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid a year ago and Manchester City pipped them to the Premier League title by one point last month.“We want to win things, 100%. I’ve said it, this is only the start for this group,” Klopp added.After starting out under sunshine at 4pm in south Liverpool, the bus carrying the team wound its way north past fans who waved flags and let off red smoke flares. Some onlookers hung off traffic lights and signs and gazed down from roofs and balconies as the parade snaked along the city’s Unesco world heritage site waterfront. Share on WhatsApp View gallery Share via Email Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Champions League Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Joe Anderson, the city’s directly elected mayor, tweeted: “To have ended the fantastic season they have had without a trophy would have been a travesty, massive respect to a great team with much more to come. City of Liverpool benefits massively.” Merseyside police put the number of people who attended the parade at closer to 750,000, an increase on earlier estimates by the council.But while the result elevates the status of Klopp – already adored as a force of nature by Liverpool fans – to that of deity in the eyes of the most faithful, older Liverpool legends were also basking in the glory.For some – perhaps those unfamiliar with his guest rap on New Order’s 1990 track World in Motion – John Barnes was a revelation in front of thousands at a fans’ event in Madrid before the final, as the former Liverpool winger performed a rendition of the Sugarhill Gang’s seminal hip-hop track Rapper’s Delight.In an echo of some of the circuitous routes to Madrid taken by countless Liverpool and Spurs fans, Barnes also revealed how he had slept outside Barcelona airport following a marathon detour from a family holiday in Greece. ‘It’s like I’m dreaming’: Liverpool players react to winning the Champions League – video Since you’re here… Facebook Share on Twitter Tottenham Hotspur “I got to Barcelona at 2am, I had to get a train to Madrid, it was not until 5am, the train station is not open until 4am,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “From 2am until 4am I was lying on the floor outside the train station with a lot of homeless people before the station opened.”Another image that was to become one of the defining moments of the weekend was that of Henderson embracing his father after collecting his winner’s medal. The Liverpool captain was overcome with emotion as he hugged Brian Henderson, a retired police officer who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2013, and who has revealed how his son told him at the age of 10 that he would one day play in a Champions League final.“He’s done it not once but twice,” he said. “And he’s won one. I’m absolutely delighted for him.” Share on Messenger news Support The Guardian Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Werner wants move to become ‘world class’

first_imgTransfers Man Utd & Bayern target Werner: I need to leave RB Leipzig to become ‘world class’ Chris Burton 18:22 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Timo Werner RB Leipzig Bayern Robert Michael Transfers Manchester United RB Leipzig Bayern München Liverpool Bundesliga Premier League The Germany striker is aware that he will need to leave his current surroundings in order to fulfil his potential, much like team-mate Naby Keita Timo Werner has offered hope to Manchester United and Bayern Munich by admitting that he needs to leave RB Leipzig in order to fulfil his potential.The 22-year-old, who will form part of the Germany squad at World Cup 2018, is considered to be one of the most exciting talents in European football.He has claimed that international endeavours this summer will not be an audition for a move to England – with Liverpool also said to be among his many suitors – or the reigning Bundesliga champions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Werner is, however, prepared to admit that he will require a switch at some stage if he is to reach the levels he believes he is capable of.He told Die Welt on his future plans: “To become a world-class player, I’ll probably have to play in an even better team at club level.”I still have four or five years to learn, and then to become world class.” Werner has seen several team-mates depart Leipzig to go chasing their own dreams elsewhere.Naby Keita is among the latest, with the Guinean midfielder set to complete a £57 million move to Liverpool as he seeks to prove himself on a Premier League stage.”I want to be honest, Naby Keita has not become world class with us either, he may now be with Liverpool,” Werner added. “To become world class, you have to play big games, such as the final or semi-final of the Champions League.”It may be that Werner joins Keita in England at some stage in the near future, with the promising frontman prepared to admit that such a switch holds obvious appeal.He told FourFourTwo in March: “Yes, playing in the Premier League is a dream for me.“I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs.“But probably not in the next few years – later, when my English is a little bit better!”La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been linked with Werner in the recent past, with the Germany international set to have several options to consider when he does open himself up to a transfer.last_img read more

Karius claims to have snubbed five offers

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius claims to have turned down five offers to cut short his two-year loan spell at Besiktas.The German custodian left Anfield for Turkey in the summer of 2018.It was agreed at that stage that he would remain away from Merseyside until at least 2020. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Jurgen Klopp agreed to move the 26-year-old on after seeing him endure a difficult time in England.Karius failed to convince throughout his competitive outings, with a disastrous showing in a Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid proving to be the last straw.He has, however, rebuilt his reputation with Besiktas.Another testing period was endured upon linking up with new employers, but form was rediscovered with regular minutes.Karius has attracted further interest after proving his worth, with the option having been put to him to make a return to British football.All approaches have been rebuffed, though, with Besiktas set to have their No. 1 back for 2019-20.”This season, through my agent, two clubs in the UK, three clubs from Germany, made offers,” Karius told Sporx.”I turned them [all] down. Besiktas is very special for me.”Loris Karius Liverpool Champions League finalKarius took in 35 appearances for Besiktas last season.He faced heavy criticism from manager Senol Gunes at one stage, with it looking difficult to see how a two-year agreement would be seen out.Differences were put to one side, though, and Karius was able to convince with his performances on the field.It does, however, remain to be seen what the long-term future will hold. As things stand, Karius is tied to a contract with Liverpool through to the summer of 2021.There would appear to be little chance of him forcing his way back into favour with the Reds.Klopp has invested heavily in the signing of Brazil international Alisson, with the £65 million ($81m) man having offered an immediate return on the faith shown in him.The undisputed first-choice at Anfield secured the Premier League Golden Glove award in his debut campaign, while also helping to deliver Champions League glory.The presence of Alisson may eventually force Karius to consider offers from elsewhere, but for now he is happy to head back to Besiktas. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

How will sin bins work in grassroots football?

first_imgThe FA recently announced one of the biggest law changes in grassroots football for a while, with sin bins set to be introduced across all levels from the start of the 2019-20 season.Goal has rounded up all the important details about the rule change, what sin bins are, what they entail and how they differ from yellow cards.What are the new changes to grassroots football in 2019-20?On July 30, the FA announced a major rule change in the introduction of “sin bins”, known as temporary dismissals, as further punishment for dissent made by players towards the referee. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Starting from the 2019-20 season, they will be introduced nationwide up to step five of the National League System for men’s football. They will then be introduced from the third tier and below in women’s football, while there will also be shorter sin bins carried out in youth football.Sin bins have been implemented in order to lessen the amount of dissent that happens on the pitch, with the FA having trialled the system in 31 leagues between 2017 and 2019.As a result, 25 of the grassroots leagues had said that they saw an overall decrease in dissent, with 84 per cent of referees, 77% of managers and 72% of coaches in favour of having it introduced permanently.What are sin bins?Sin bins are 10-minute dismissals issued to a player by the referee as punishment for dissent.Dissent is the act of bad or rude language made by the player aimed at the referee. Examples include shouting at the referee, questioning the referee’s ability, slamming the ball into the ground in anger after a decision and sarcastically clapping a decision.FA chief executive Mark Bullingham stated: “Dissent is a key part of the game that needs to be tackled, and our pilot phase has proved that sin bins work well.”They allow referees to address incidents of dissent quickly and effectively. The trial showed a huge impact on behaviour that we want to roll out to the whole game and make it more enjoyable for everyone.”How will sin bins work?Sin bins will be indicated by the referee, who will show a yellow card while pointing with both arms to the side lines clearly. For 90-minute matches, this results in a 10-minute departure from the pitch, in which time the player is forbidden to be substituted or involved in the game in any manner.For matches less than 90 minutes, players will spend eight minutes in the sin bin.They will not replace standard yellow and red cards, and cautions and warnings will continue to be made for unsporting behaviour as well as foul play.While players are required to play the £10 administration fee when given a caution, there is no cost for temporary dismissals.Bedfont & Feltham v Farnham Town Football League Division OneShould a player receive a second sin bin in a match, it will result in the player in question being dismissed for an additional 10 minutes – for a 20-minute total – after which they will not be allowed to re-join the match.They can, however, be substituted if the team has enough available substitutions remaining.Unlike with cautions, which will continue to be issued for unsporting behaviour and foul play, players will not be required to pay the £10 administration fee for temporary dismissals.A player who has been temporarily dismissed and commits a further yellow or red card offence whilst in the sin bin cannot participate any longer in the game and cannot be substituted.last_img read more

Students Participate in World Tourism Day Forum

first_img “We are going to be looking out for you as you pass through high school into tertiary education and into your desired area of tourism. It is an exciting field to work in. There are so many things you can do in tourism, it is amazing…the career path can vary and can meet your every expectation,” she told them. “We can use these devices to build our tourism economy. We can use these devices to bring more tourists into our country, and in the end, bring more foreign exchange into our country, and more jobs for our parents,” she noted.     Participating institutions included Montego Bay High, Herbert Morrison Technical High, and Anchovy High, St. James; Manchester High; St. Jago High, St. Catherine; Westwood High and Holland High, Trelawny; Belmont Academy, Westmoreland; the HEART Leap Centre and Dunoon Park Technical High, Kingston; and Calabar High and the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Andrew. Story Highlights Tourism Action Club (TAC) members from several educational institutions across the island were engaged in a forum on Thursday (September 27) designed to foster dialogue with industry players on tourism and digital transformation.The forum, in celebration of World Tourism Day, was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James.Participating institutions included Montego Bay High, Herbert Morrison Technical High, and Anchovy High, St. James; Manchester High; St. Jago High, St. Catherine; Westwood High and Holland High, Trelawny; Belmont Academy, Westmoreland; the HEART Leap Centre and Dunoon Park Technical High, Kingston; and Calabar High and the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Andrew.The students were engaged in several activities including a quiz competition via Whatsapp, a digital marketing contest and a video competition highlighting destination Jamaica.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, who brought greetings, encouraged the students to aim to become industry leaders.She told them that tourism offers numerous opportunities to pursue exciting and fulfilling career paths.“We are going to be looking out for you as you pass through high school into tertiary education and into your desired area of tourism. It is an exciting field to work in. There are so many things you can do in tourism, it is amazing…the career path can vary and can meet your every expectation,” she told them.The session included a panel discussion on the theme: ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation’ with panelists giving insight on how they utilise technology in their area of focus in the tourism sector.Among the panelists was 2018 Junior Tourism Minister and student of Westwood High, Bryanna Hylton, who underscored the importance of technology and social media and urged students to play their part by using their smart devices to help promote brand Jamaica.“We can use these devices to build our tourism economy. We can use these devices to bring more tourists into our country, and in the end, bring more foreign exchange into our country, and more jobs for our parents,” she noted.The TAC is an initiative of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and serves as a medium through which students at the secondary and tertiary levels can learn more about tourism in a fun, less structured way. It also provides opportunities to share their views on issues arising in the tourist industry.last_img read more

Fincantieri and CSSC Ink Agreement for First Chinese

first_imgzoom Italian shipbuilder and ship designer Fincantieri and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) signed a non-binding agreement with Carnival Corporation and CIC Capital Corporation (CIC Capital) for the construction of the first two cruise ships to be built in China for the Chinese market, with an option for two more ships.The understanding is subject to several conditions, including the closing of the joint venture and the financing.As envisaged by the agreement, the joint venture being set up between Fincantieri and CSSC will act as prime contractor for the construction of two new cruise ships to be built at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS), yard of CSSC Group, ordered by the joint venture of which Carnival Corporation, CSSC, and CIC Capital will be part of, with an option for two additional ships.The new ships will be based on the Vista-class platform, ships built by Fincantieri for the Carnival Group, and the design will be tailored for the specific tastes of the Chinese travelers and for the new Chinese cruise brand of the joint venture between Carnival, CSSC and CIC Capital, which will also operate the units. The first delivery is expected in 2022.The agreement follows the one of last July between Fincantieri and CSSC for the constitution of a joint venture aimed at developing and supporting the growth of the Chinese cruise industry.last_img read more

Police force hopes kids can convince people not to drink and drive

first_imgA Toronto-area police force is hoping friends of three children killed by an impaired driver can persuade people not to drink and drive.Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and the children’s 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville, died after the van they were in was hit by a speeding SUV driven by Marco Muzzo.Const. Andy Pattenden says he’s “astonished” the number of impaired driving-related charges laid by York regional police hasn’t dropped since the September 2015 crash in Vaughan, Ont., and the high profile court case that followed.York regional police say they asked friends of the Neville-Lakes to share how impaired driving has impacted them.The children drew pictures, which police have posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #NotOneMore, to illustrate their grief.Carmine said impaired driving cost him his “bestest” friend, while Noah — who used to play basketball with Daniel — said stepping on the court won’t be the same thanks to an impaired driver.Police say Carmine — whose drawing shows an equation of alcohol plus a car equals a tombstone — still has a card that he received from Daniel on his ninth birthday.Hanging on Carmine’s wall, it reads: “To Carmine, you are the bestest friend that I ever had. From, Daniel.”Police say Carmine had a difficult time going to school last September knowing his friend wouldn’t be there.Noah’s drawing shows a solitary child on a basketball court and says “playing basketball will never be the same without my friend Daniel Neville-Lake — all because of a drunk driver.”“Noah had a hard time celebrating his 10th birthday,” police said.On Facebook, Jennifer Neville-Lake noted July 8 would have been her son Harry’s seventh birthday and shared a picture drawn by one of his friends.“My first BFF is gone,” reads the caption on the girl’s drawing.“Her mom writes ‘My daughter and Harry met in kindergarten,’” Neville-Lake states in the post.Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years in prison after a judge said he must be held accountable for the irreversible suffering he’d caused.Muzzo had already accrued a lengthy record of driving infractions — many of them for speeding — when he made the fateful decision to drink and drive after returning home from a trip to Miami, said Superior Court Justice Michelle Fuerst.Outside the courthouse following the sentencing, Jennifer Neville-Lake said her family was a tragic reminder of the consequences of drinking and driving.“Please, keep in mind: When you choose to drink and drive, you’re hurting other families, you’re killing someone else’s babies, like mine were killed,” she said.Pattenden said at a press conference Friday in Richmond Hill, Ont., that more than 700 impaired driving-related charges have been laid in York Region so far this year, noting that down “a little bit” from last year.“I’m astonished the numbers have not gone down,” he said. “We all watched as Jennifer poured her heart out at the end of every one of those court appearances.”Pattenden said he thought with all the publicity it would have had an impact, especially in York Region, “but it doesn’t seem to have.”“I just don’t know that people are putting themselves in that headspace that after they’ve had a few drinks and get into a car that they may be the next one to kill a family,” he said.“Maybe if the police aren’t going to convince you, maybe these young kids here and the tragedies that they’ve gone through and their feelings will convince you.”last_img read more

Rahul will play central role in new govt formation Tejashwi

first_imgNew Delhi: A coalition of progressive parties will come together to form the next government and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will play a “central role” in the formation of the new dispensation, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Thursday.Asserting that the BJP has failed to deliver on its slogans, including ‘achche din’, ‘kala dhan vapsi (return of black money)’ and ‘beti bachao beti padhao’, he alleged that the party has intensified its “hate-filled politics” to avoid being questioned on its promises. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghYadav, whose Rashtriya Janata Dal is fighting the polls in Bihar in alliance with the Congress, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, Hindustan Awam Morcha and Vikasshil Insan Party, also claimed the ‘mahagathbandhan’ will sweep the polls in the state. “Those who colluded in flouting people’s mandate will be defeated. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have always been key to forming central governments, that will not change,” he told PTI in an interview. “… I recognise that there is a strong anti-incumbency wave across India and each state will count,” he said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHis remarks come ahead of the seventh and the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls on May 19 when polling will be held in eight constituencies in Bihar — Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Pataliputra, Arrah, Buxar, Sasaram, Karakat and Jahanabad. Yadav, the younger son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, also expressed confidence that a coalition of progressive parties will come together to form the government at the Centre. Asked if Gandhi is the best bet among opposition leaders to lead the country as prime minister, Yadav said the Congress chief has shown “great maturity” in his style of leadership. “He mounted a very spirited and…a truly pan India criticism of the Narendra Modi government’s policies. So yes, I feel he will be playing a central role in the formation of the new government,” the former Bihar deputy chief minister said. “Rahul ji is the president of India’s oldest party, he has been a parliamentarian for the last 15 years, and five chief ministers are working under his able leadership. You tell me why he is not more suitable than the current PM,” he asked. At a rally in Samastipur last month, Yadav also urged people to make Gandhi the prime minister. Asked if the RJD will back Gandhi’s name for prime minister if the opposition gets the required numbers, the RJD leader said, “I have been repeating it for months now. He (Gandhi) has been very consistent in providing an alternative vision of governance with ‘Nyay’ (justice) and that is in sync with our core philosophy.” Yadav also slammed the BJP for its narrative during the election campaign, alleging that in contrast to the 2014 polls when the promise of ‘achche din’ was the BJP’s plank, Modi has been grappling with various tropes but has not been able to rally the people around any one narrative. PTIlast_img read more

US Holocaust Memorial Museum to Honor Late King Mohammed V

Rabat – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will pay tribute to the late King Mohammed V for his support of Moroccan Jewish community and his refusal to hand them over to the Nazi-supporting Vichy France occupiers.Prince Moulay Rachid received the director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Sara J. Bloomfied, late October in Rabat, where she invited the prince to attend a ceremony in Washington to honor his grandfather.The two highlighted the exemplary nature of the policy of openness, listening, and promotion of the spiritual and cultural diversity of the kingdom implemented by King Mohammed VI. Their meeting took place in the presence of executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Robert Satloff, director of the Initiative on Holocaust Denial and anti-Semitism at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Tad Stahnke, and the King‘s advisor, André Azoulay.According to a museum statement, the Prince accepted Bloomfield’s proposal to “work together to bring the lessons of the past to address the problems of the present and to make a better tomorrow.”The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the most prestigious US federal organizations and one of the few civil society institutions whose governing bodies are appointed by the US president.Since 2007, the museum has enjoyed an archival exchange agreement with Morocco’s National Library. read more

US Drops out of Top 10 in Innovation Morocco Ranks 50th

By Amaan AfzalRabat – The Top 50 in Innovation Rankings were released Monday, a list by Bloomberg comparing different countries’ innovative strides for the year. This marks the sixth year since these yearly rankings have been compiled and the first time the USA has dropped below the top 10, sliding two places to 11th. USA experienced this decline due to a combination of factors including a decrease in new science and engineering graduates in the work force, causing them to plummet eight positions in the postsecondary education-efficiency category.‘There are seven equally weighted brackets by which the rankings are determined, such as ‘manufacturing value-added’ where the USA also saw a drop. As a result, their improvements in the productivity sector proved too small to score them a top ten spot. Their replacement on the prestigious list is France, that jumped two spots from the US’s current position passing Israel at tenth who sported the best Research and Development score.Global Innovation Index: Morocco Leads North Africa in Agricultural Innovation“I see no evidence to suggest that this trend will not continue,” said the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation situated in Washington D.C, Robert Atkinson, who continued, providing his justification “Other nations have responded with smart, well-funded innovation policies like better R&D tax incentives, more government funding for research, more funding for technology commercialization initiatives.”Where home to Silicon Valley failed Singapore thrived, topping the tertiary education-efficiency list, propelling them to third position ahead of European powerhouses Germany, Switzerland and Finland.Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Yeo Kiat Seng stated that “Singapore has always placed strong focus on educating her populace, especially in [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] disciplines” and combined with their “steadfast commitment to funding R&D and innovation” ensued this year’s success.South Korea continues to top the rankings for the fifth consecutive year, with Sweden following close behind. Their consistent triumphs can be partly attributed to Samsung Electronics, who possess the second most U.S. patents of any firm, boosting their ‘patent activity’ rating, and who created a partner and supplier economic environment in the nation, through their innovations ranging from smartphones to semiconductors.Morocco Leads in Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa: ReportLast years rankings demonstrated more drastic changes in positions, such as the 14-spot drop endured by Russia, a direct result of sanctions placed due to their military intervention in Ukraine and the ensuing energy-price plummet.The largest losses of the year were suffered by both Ukraine and New Zealand, falling four ranks, while Russia made up minimally by moving from 26th to 25th.Italy and Turkey are the most innovatively improved, each promoted by four ranks. Morocco was static this year, once again taking 50th place on the list while South Africa and Iran re-entered the top 50 just ahead of the Western Kingdom.Morocco’s future success in innovation perhaps lies in the words of Prinn Panitchpakdi, the head of a brokerage and investment group in Thailand, who fell one position in the rankings to 45th:“One common trait of the U.S., Korea and China is that people accept failure as part of the process. Innovation lags in countries where the culture emphasizes risk avoidance and where R&D is seen purely as an expense, not an investment.” read more

Police search for more suspects in ECommerce scam

The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) which is investigating the case had said that the NGOs had used the internet payment gateway to carry out a financial fraud of nearly Rs. 263 million. Investigations into the scam were launched following a police complaint made in April last year by a leading bank in Sri Lanka. The police say they are looking for more suspects involved in a massive E-Commerce scam after 14 suspects were arrested yesterday.According to the police media unit, investigations are also continuing into two Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) who are alleged to have been involved in the scam. The two NGOs had signed an agreement with the bank to make use of the internet payment gateway to obtain funds.However the bank had later been issued with ‘charge back’ notices by the US based Visa and Matercard saying the credit cards of some customers had been charged using the internet payment gateway of the bank, without their consent. The bank had subsequently lodged a complaint with the police. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Man arrested after robbery on Locke Street

Hamilton police have arrested a 29-year-old man following a robbery on Locke Street South.A woman was walking in the area of Main Street West and Locke Street South when she was approached by a man on a bike. The suspect told the woman to hand over her purse and jacket. The woman complied and the man cycled away with her belongings. Police searched the area, located the suspect and have charged Anthony Erie, 29, of Hamilton with robbery.The victim was not hurt during the incident and her personal items were returned. read more

Maple Leaf Foods buying Italian cured meats maker Viau Foods for 215

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has signed a deal to buy Viau Foods, a maker of Italian cooked, dry-cured and charcuterie meats, for $215 million.Maple Leaf Foods chief executive Michael McCain says the deal expands its position in the market for premium dry cured and pepperoni meat products and adds production capacity in Quebec.Viau employs 470 people at its facilities in Laval, Que., and Montreal.It produces a range of prepared meats including cooked Italian meats, sausages, pizza toppings, shaved steak and meatballs.It also has a range of gourmet deli and premium charcuterie products including salametti, capicollo, pancetta and sliced chorizo.The transaction, which includes $30 million in Maple Leaf stock, is expected to close in December, subject to regulatory review.Companies in this story: (TSX:MFI) read more

Panama Canal chief reports agreements in principle to solve some parts of

FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2014 file photo, Panama Canal’s administrator Jorge Quijano gives a press conference in Panama City. Since the crisis erupted regarding the cost of finishing the Panama Canal’s expansion, the nation has rallied almost unanimously behind the engineer, thrusting him into the media spotlight to defend the canal, which is almost synonymous with the nation’s identity. They applaud him for standing up to public attacks by contractors that he likens to “extortion” and “terrorism.” (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File) by Juan Zamorano, The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2014 7:39 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PANAMA CITY – Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano said Wednesday the agency has reached tentative agreement with contractors on some of the issues that have stalled work on the biggest expansion of the waterway in a century.But Quijano also told a meeting of Panama’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry that the Panama Canal Authority might take over the project if no final agreement is reached this week.The canal chief said he spoke by telephone Tuesday with executives from Grupos Unidos por el Canal, the consortium led by Spain’s Sacyr SA and Italy’s Salini Impreglio SpA. It has been seeking to have the canal authority pay for $1.6 billion in cost overruns on what had been planned as a $3.1 billion chunk of the canal project.“We had agreements in principle on several of the topics,” he said, without giving details. “We still have some topics to resolve and we are working in that direction.”“That is not to say that we have abandoned the other alternative, which is that we take over the work ourselves,” said Quijano. “We are preparing more each day in case that is necessary.”Sacyr declined Wednesday to comment on the report of agreements in principle.Quijano said that one question to be resolved is if insurer Zurich American, which holds a guarantee bond of at least $450 million, will play a role in financing renewed work.“Zurich has not yet expressed itself in a conclusive way. We know that they have the willingness to do so,” he said.After Quijano spoke, Sacyr’s shares in Madrid’s stock market rallied 4.7 per cent on Wednesday to close at 4.03 euros per share.Later Wednesday, Quijano told Panama’s legislature that without Zurich’s financial participation “a possible agreement could fall apart.”“We are searching for a solution that is good for the country,” he said.The dispute threatens to delay a project that has led ports and shipping companies around the globe to make costly new investments to take advantage of the ability to move larger ships through a waterway that already handles 5 to 6 per cent of world commerce.The canal authority and the construction consortium blame each other for the overruns. They were negotiating how to pay for the unplanned extra costs when talks broke down.Other foreign contractors and project managers have expressed an interest in completing the 30 per cent of work that remains on the third canal lock, according to canal officials.___Associated Press writer Jorge Sainz contributed from Madrid. Panama Canal chief reports agreements in principle to solve some parts of expansion dispute read more

Lavender Buckeyes cruise through flawless weekend

For around the clock OSU sports updates, follow the Lantern Sports Twitter @lanternspts24_7 The Ohio State women’s basketball team opened its season this weekend with wins over Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green in the Preseason National Invitational Tournament.The No. 3 Buckeyes used the first half of both games to assert big leads and put the games away early.Led by junior center Jantel Lavender, OSU pushed a game that was tied at eight to a score of 27-8 with a 19-0 run.Missed shots and tough defense by OSU held the Eastern Illinois Panthers without a point for more than seven minutes. The Buckeyes pushed a 10-point lead at the half back into the 20s and won 91-68.Against Bowling Green, the Buckeyes used a three-headed attack in the first half to post a 27-point lead at the half. Lavender’s 18 points, along with freshman guard Tayler Hill’s 13 and sophomore guard Samantha Prahalis’ 12, left the Falcons in an insurmountable hole. OSU controlled the second half, with junior forward Sarah Shultze also scoring in double digits for the game with 15. OSU won, 91-72.Lavender recorded her 38th and 39th career double-doubles, finishing with 24 and 23 points in the contests. The Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year stressed that these first games gave OSU more things to improve.“We learned what we needed to work on. We did a lot of good things, but as a team, we still have things to work on,” Lavender said.She also gave credit to both teams, and said despite the lopsided outcomes, both played physical and should have successful seasons.Shultze posted 18 points in her first start on Friday, primarily in the second half. Her second-half play in both outings showed that the new starter is ready to contribute. Big games by players not named Lavender will only benefit OSU going forward.Prahalis was Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season. She started slow on Friday against Eastern Illinois but had a better day on Sunday against Bowling Green with 16 points and eight assists. Becoming more comfortable in her second year will make the Buckeye offense hard to stop.“I think I know where my teammates are on the floor better, and I know where they’re going to be,” Prahalis said about her progression. “I know where the shooters are going to be if I am driving on the wing, and I know where to put the ball to Jantel better. I just have a better feel of where to put the ball.”Coach Jim Foster expressed satisfaction in the fact that the Buckeyes were playing some winning programs early. Eastern Illinois was 24-9 last season, and Bowling Green has won its conference championship the last five seasons.“The difference between a lot of opening games and being in a tournament like the NIT is that you’re going to play better teams because they go out and try to get the best team they can get from a conference,” Foster said. “So from that point of view, we played a team who is used to winning, a team who is used to playing 40 minutes.”OSU will play the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday. read more

Police bust man with unlicenced AR rifle handcuff bulletproof vest

The bulletproof vest and handcuff unearthed An intelligence led operation by the Police, on Thursday afternoon in the city, has resulted in the arrest of a 52-year-old male of church street, Georgetown and the seizing of an unlicenced AR rifle with magazine, a handcuff and one bulletproof vest from a motor car. Investigations are continuing. The AR rifle in questionAccording to the police, the suspect is a licenced firearm holder. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: 9 busted in Barama River with high powered rifles, ammo, bulletproof vestOctober 25, 2017In “Crime”3 arrested for possession of bulletproof vestsJuly 11, 2019In “Crime”Police dismantle robbery gang during shootoutMay 20, 2019In “Crime” read more

FRENCH HANDBALL ERA How to stop them

With two gold medals in 24 hours in Brazil (Junior World Championship 2015) and Georgia (EYOF), French handball school extended total domination in world’s handball. It is unique situation in the history of handball that one country won tournaments in all male categories, from the TOP to the bottom. France are now world champions in senior, junior, youth and U17 generation! Four of four, really amazing.Nikola Karabatić and his team-mates from the French national team began with the total domination since 2008, when the „Experts“ won the first Olympic gold in Beijing. The years of almost total domination last until today with many golden podiums in World (2009, 2011 and 2015), European (2010, 2014) and Olympic tournaments (2012), but most of the handball experts marked work and results in younger categories. as the biggest weakness.However, the question „How will succeed Karabatic, Narcisse and other golden guys?“, isn’t actual anymore. Medals came as a part of a real progress of French handball in the last decade. Generation 1994 won the first ever gold medal in younger categories. That was the third in junior age after generation 1978 and 1992.The highest expectations has French generation 1996, reigning European champion 2014, at the upcoming Youth World Championship 2015 in Russia.French handball league is now almost on the level of DKB Bundesliga. Number of registered members of the French Handball Federation raising year by year, while the next World Championship will be held in France (2017).Handball world is stunned by the French handball „dictatorship“. How to stop them? Who will find the way? ← Previous Story IHF launches IHF Beach Handball Trophy Next Story → RK Vardar on tour – Strahinja Milic stays home due weight problem read more

Five people died in prison custody last year

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3202554 By Darragh McDonagh Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, 6:20 AM Share5 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/sakhorn FIVE INMATES DIED in the custody of the Irish Prison Service (IPS) last year, records released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.The cause of death in all five cases has yet to be determined by a coroner. Inquests will be held later this year, and investigations will also be carried out by the inspector of prisons.It brings the number of prisoners who have died in custody to 105 since 2005, while dozens more have died on temporary release from Irish jails.DecreaseThe five deaths that occurred in detention centres last year represents a marked decrease compared to the number of fatalities recorded during the previous year, however.A total of 14 prisoners died in custody in 2015, while a further eight inmates died while on temporary release from the State’s network of 14 prisons and places of detention that year.The number of prisoners who died while on temporary release during 2016, if any, is not yet available.Of the 105 fatalities that occurred in prison custody since 2005, 16 have been classified as death by suicide; while the cause of death has yet to be determined pending inquests in at least 25 cases.A total of eight prisoners died in custody in 2014, nine died in 2013, five died in 2012, and six deaths were recorded in 2011. Some 20 prisoners died on temporary release in the three years prior to 2016.InvestigationSince 2012, the death of any prisoner in custody or on temporary release is subject to an independent investigation by the inspector of prisons. Each prison also has a local suicide prevention group that examines the circumstances of each death and makes recommendations.A spokesperson for the IPS said that every death, as well as every incident of self-harm, is examined by the suicide prevention group in the relevant prison.The groups are chaired by prison governors and include doctors, psychiatrists, and chaplains.“Their examinations fully cover the background and circumstances of each death. Their objective is to identify, where possible, measures which might be implemented to contribute to a reduction in the risk of deaths in future,” the IPS said.In addition, the National Suicide and Harm Prevention Steering Group… provides a forum for collating the reports of the local suicide prevention committees and disseminating significant findings throughout the prison system.“The reports of the inspector of prisons are also considered in detail by the IPS and action plans are developed with regard to the implementation of the recommendations. Prison staff are regularly reminded of the need to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols.“Any failure to adhere to SOPs is investigated by the governor, and the governor will then take appropriate action including disciplinary action if required,” the spokesperson added.Read: Irish prisons paid €3 million in ‘pocket money’ to inmates last year> Short URL 5,786 Views Image: Shutterstock/sakhorn Five people died in prison custody last year The cause of death in all five cases is yet to be determined. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7 Comments Jan 25th 2017, 6:20 AM last_img read more