Mumbai, Mar 14 (PTI) Countrys largest private sector lender ICICI Bank today said it has tied up with marquee sports car maker Ferrari to launch co-branded credit card.”The Ferrari Credit Card comes in two variants on the Visa platform and offers customers a host of offers including an all-expenses-paid trip for top spenders to Italy and also includes a Scuderia Ferrari watch as a joining gift,” the bank said in a statement here.Details of the fees, if any, were not immediately shared by the bank.ICICI banks General Manager Kusal Roy said this is the first-ever Ferrari range of credit cards in the country.The bank had over 34.69 lakh outstanding credit cards as of November, that saw transactions of over Rs 2,393 crore at ATMs and POS terminals.Other benefits which come with the card include discount on Ferrari branded products at the Ferrari Store in Maranello, Italy, and merchandise sold online at the Ferrari Store and Myntra.com, the statement said.The cardholder also gets complementary access to domestic airport lounges in the country and a buy one, get one free offer on bookings done through bookmyshow.com, it added. PTI AA SDL PRB ABK SDM
Greece’s surging young national team got its third win in a row at the World Cup basketball championship in Spain, beating winless Puerto Rico, 90-79, behind some sharp shooting and the athletic play of 19-year-old Yiannis Antetonkoumpo, from a Nigerian immigrant family.After leading by eight at the half, the Greek team took a 16-point lead, 68-52 at the end of three and seemed on its way to an easy win. But the scrappy Puerto Ricans ran off seven points in a row and rattled the Greeks with a full-court press that threatened to discombobulate the leaders.But Olympiakos’ Kostas Sloukas, who was named Greece’s Best Young Player in 2011, buried a three-pointer to slow the run before Antetonkoumpo started taking over the floor, scoring on a flying play and putting energy into his team.The high scorer for Greece was Nikolaos Zisis, who plays for Unics Kazan in Russia. He hit a big three-pointer late in the game to stop another frantic onslaught by the pressing Puerto Ricans. Zisis had 19 points. Renaldo Balkman had 23 to lead Puerto Rico.Greece is in good position, atop its group with a 3-0 record and with a top challenger, Croatia, being stunned 77-75 by Senegal to take its first defeat. Greece had easily beaten Senegal in the opening match. Greece next plays Croatia on Sept. 3 and perhaps its toughest opponent in the group, Argentina, on Sept. 4. Croatia beat Argentina earlier, 90-85. TweetPinShare0 Shares
England England vs Nigeria: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty England Nigeria England v Nigeria Friendlies The Three Lions kick off their World Cup preparations with a tricky looking friendly against the Super Eagles at Wembley this weekend England kick off their World Cup preparations against fellow qualifiers Nigeria in a friendly this weekend.The Three Lions will face Panama, Tunisia and Belgium in their World Cup group in Russia, while the Super Eagles face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.Gareth Southgate’s side will also face Costa Rica before jetting off to the tournament, while Nigeria take on the Czech Republic. 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 Goal brings you all you need to know ahead of the friendly clash between the two sides including team news, squad predictions and TV information. Game England vs Nigeria Date Saturday, June 2 Time 5:15pm BST / 12:15pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United Kingdom (UK) the game can be watched live on television on ITV, as well as being available to stream live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV ITV Player In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Deportes / Fox Soccer Plus fuboTV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position England players Goalkeepers Butland, Pickford, Pope Defenders Alexander-Arnold, Cahill, Delph, Jones, Maguire, Stones, Rose, Young, Trippier, Walker Midfielders Alli, Dier, Henderson, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek Forwards Kane, Rashford, Vardy, Sterling, Welbeck It remains to be seen if Gareth Southgate will take the opportunity to experiment against Nigeria, though it is more likely that he will begin to lay the groundwork for his starting XI in Russia.Phil Jones, a defender Southgate is understood to rate highly, could be given the day off as his partner is due to give birth, while Nick Pope has expressed his hope that he will be given a chance to shine.Potential England starting XI: Pope; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Henderson, Young; Alli, Sterling, Kane Position Nigeria players Goalkeepers Uzoho, Ezenwa, Akpeyi Defenders Troost-Ekong, Shehu, Ebuehi, Aina, Echiejile, Idowu, Balogun, Awaziem, Omeruo Midfielders Obi Mikel, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Ogu, Obi, Agu Forwards Musa, Iheanacho, Moses, Iwobi, Ighalo, Nwankwo, Simon Nigeria have a travelling squad of 25 players, which will be whittled down to 23 by June 4.Forward Moses Simon has travelled with the squad but is set to undergo a late fitness test after sustaining a thigh injury, per the BBC, while a number of familiar faces will play at Wembley; John Obi Mikel is a former Chelsea player, while Victor Moses currently represents the Blues and the likes of Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi all have previous in the Premier League.Potential Nigeria starting XI: Ezenwa; Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu; Moses, Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Onazi, Iwobi; IheanachoBetting & Match Odds England are overwhelming favourites at 4/9 on dabblebet , while a draw is between the two sides is offered at 3/1 and a Nigeria upset is up for 13/2.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for this weeks’ international friendly matches. Match Preview England qualified for the World Cup with ease – sailing through a group also featuring Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia unbeaten – and, as such, this encounter with Nigeria is an intriguing one.The Super Eagles have strength in depth, and a core comprising a number of Premier League players, and they will be no pushovers.They, too, topped their group, beating out Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria, who drew with England at the 2010 tournament, to punch their ticket to Russia.Manager Southgate is likely to play a strong team, as he bids to prepare his side for their opening games next month.Momentum, of course, is key, and the Three Lions would do well to be wary, as Nigeria will also be looking to kick off their preparations with a bang.
Buffalo star quarterback Tyree Jackson will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft, he announced Sunday morning.Late last month, Jackson entered his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal. He could have elected to matriculate elsewhwere next year as a graduate transfer.Instead, he will throw his hat in the ring for the 2019 draft.“I am really excited about the journey ahead, and I am going to attack it head on,” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “I will work incredibly hard to achieve this lifelong goal.”According to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Jackson received a “return to school” recommendation from the NFL’s advisory committee this winter.Buffalo’s strong-armed QB Tyree Jackson declares for the NFL Draft. He was considering leaving to go somewhere as a grad transfer. He’d gotten a ‘you should return to college’ evaluation from the NFL this winter.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2019Jackson is regarded as a strong-armed, physically-impressive prospect who is still raw and needs work to become an NFL-caliber QB. Teams will likely be intrigued by him as a developmental draft pick.He earned MAC Offensive Player of the Year honors after putting up 3,131 passing yards and 28 touchdowns during the 2018 season.
zoom The USD 665 million Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point near Ferndale, Washington, has been denied permit to move ahead by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers amid environmental concerns.“After careful consideration of all the information available to him, Seattle District Commander Col. John Buck has determined the potential impacts to the Lummi Nation’s usual and accustomed (U&A) fishing rights from the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal are greater than de minimis,” the Army Corps said in a statement, adding that as a result the project cannot be permitted.The deep-water marine terminal was being proposed by Pacific International Terminals, a joint venture between SSA Marine and Cloud Peak Energy, and it had been intended to handle export up to 54 million dry metric tons per year of bulk commodities, mostly coal.The proposed export terminal and associated rail expansion had obtained initial permit in 1997 from Whatcom County for construction and operation. However, due to the changes to the size and scope of the proposal, the county determined that a new shoreline permit was required for the project and that the proposal was subject to a full environmental review.In 2015 the Seattle District received a request from the Lummi Nation for the Corps to deny a permit requested for the GPT project citing impacts to their usual and accustomed treaty rights and included affidavits about their fishing practices and statements about potential impacts from the construction and operation of the terminal.Following a review, the Army Corps said that it has notified PIH that the GPT Project as currently planned is not permissible.The agency said that should the Lummi Nation withdraw its objections to the proposal, the proponent could reinitiate processing of the application. Nevertheless, a number of other tribes have expressed concern about effects of the proposal on their treaty rights, so consultation with those tribes would ensue and their clearance would have to be obtained in order for the project to be given the green light.The decision comes after the developer requested for the review decision to be delayed due to “uncertainty and related costs”.World Maritime News Staff
FOR BROADCAST USE The 2011 Canada Games Host Society has appointed Nova Scotia business leader Jean-Paul Deveau as board chair of the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Mr. Deveau will be joined by Chuck Bridges as vice-chair. The chair and vice-chair will provide leadership to the board of directors and the host society over the next three years. The remaining members of the board of directors were announced today, March 27. The board represents members from the community, Canada Games Council and all three levels of government. The 2011 Canada Games will be held in February 2011, in Halifax. The event will feature 3,500 athletes, coaches and managers, and showcase 20 sports. -30- Nova Scotia business leader Jean-Paul Deveau will lead more than 75 staff, 5,000 volunteers and will welcome Canada’s best athletes to Nova Scotia as chair of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society. The Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society board of directors officially announced Mr. Deveau as chair today, March 27. Mr. Deveau is president of Acadian Seaplants Limited, a bio-tech company specializing in manufacturing, cultivating and processing marine-plant products. Acadian Seaplants exports to more than 70 countries and has more than 300 employees in eight countries. Chuck Bridges, also of Halifax, will serve as vice-chair. Mr. Bridges is vice-president of External Affairs at Saint Mary’s University. He has extensive community experience, serving on the boards and management teams for the United Way of Halifax and Neptune Theatre. “We’re so pleased to have a chair and vice-chair of this caliber leading the 2011 team,” said Canada Games Council CEO Sue Hylland. “Their combined background and expertise will be a great asset for HRM and for the province in putting on the best possible Games for our country’s finest athletes.” With representatives from the community, Canada Games Council and all three levels of government, the board of directors is responsible for governing the host society. They oversee the staff and volunteers who will plan, organize, finance, promote and stage the 2011 Canada Winter Games. As chair, Mr. Deveau today announced members of the host society’s board of directors. “We have an excellent pool of talent prepared to lead the 2011 host society and its army of volunteers over the next four years as we prepare to host the Canada Winter Games,” said Mr. Deveau. “These are the individuals who represent the foundation of our organization.” Over the next several months, a committee will be recruited to begin the detailed planning, development and staging of the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Senior planning volunteers will be recruited to fill leadership roles in 10 operating departments for the host society. About 3,500 high performance athletes, coaches and managers from Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories will come to Halifax to participate in 20 sport competitions over an 18-day period in February 2011. The Games will also showcase an impressive arts and cultural exposition with participants from across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.
India International Centre and Embassy of Colombia are coming up with a concert by Cimarrón, the 2004 Grammy nominated group from Colombia who perform joropo music from the plains of the Orinoco River with a global and contemporary sound. Their powerful scenic force achieves a unique blend of Andalusian, Indigenous American and African roots, with an impetuous and deep ethnic singing, amazing stomp dance and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussions. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainTheir music includes four-stringed cuatro, harp, maracas, and also Peruvian-flamenco cajón, Brazilian surdo, Afro-Colombian tambora, a stomp dance as a percussion component and tribal indigenous whistles never seen before outside of Latin America. The particular sound of Cimarron leads a new wave of Colombian joropo music. Artists like Anaveydober Ordoñez Triana; Carlos Daniel Quimbaya Balcazar; Carlos Rojas Hernandez; Christhian Gabriel Vega Salcedo; Jimmy Andres Gallego Mendez; and Wileiner Rodriguez Buitrago will be performing at the event, which will be held at IIC, on September 4, 6:30 pm.
Beverly AndrewsAPTN NewsA new site in support of Regina’s Justice for Our Stolen Children has opened at Ontario’s legislature in Toronto.While supporting the efforts of everyone in Regina, people at Queen’s Park also want to raise awareness about Indigenous peoples across the province of Ontario.firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnbeverly
Rabat – A knifeman was shot dead by Russian authorities after a stabbing attack caused injury to eight people in the Siberian city of Surgut on Saturday.Two people were hospitalized in critical condition, said state-funded news agency, RIA Novosti.The attack happened around 10:20 a.m. local time. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the incident via its news agency, AMAQ. #ISIS claims stabbing attack in #Surgut, #Russia, was carried out by “soldier of the caliphate.” 8 people injured, attacker shot dead pic.twitter.com/kKUExTUMvU— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) 19 août 2017The assault occurred two days after the terror attacks in Barcelona, where 14 were killed and at least 100 people injured.These two incidents were not the only murders happened this week. On Friday, two people were killed and others were injured after a stabbing attack at two markets squares in the Finnish city of Turku.Stabbing attack in Russia’s #Surgut: eight people injured https://t.co/ao1xLmfU42 pic.twitter.com/mh5fjvnDgb— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) 19 août 2017
Southern Province Fisheries Minister D V Upul was released on bail today after he surrendered to court over an assault incident.D V Upul was produced before the Tissamaharama Magistrate and was granted bail. Earlier in the day he surrendered to the police after being accused of assaulting an individual last Saturday. (Colombo Gazette)
“The cold-blooded killing of members of the Hajra family is shocking, monstrous and incomprehensive,” Hans Haekkerup said in a statement issued in Pristina. The head of Mission said “this foul murder is not just a tragedy for the Hajra family but for all of Kosovo, once again drawing attention to what is wrong in Kosovo society rather than what is right.” “Such acts of violence threaten the progress toward self-government and a democratic future,” Mr. Haekkerup said. “My deepest condolences go out to all those close to the Hajra family at this dark moment.”
Parents who observe signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) early in their child’s life may be able to reduce the severity of ASD, or even prevent a diagnosis, with the help of special techniques.Master student Alicia Azzano researches how parents can be trained to teach their infants using strategies aimed at improving specific behaviours characteristic of ASD. The training includes a program called Behavioural Skills Training and Natural Environment Teaching.“The long-term goal of my research is to see whether early symptom identification and early intervention mediated by parents before children are diagnosed with ASD will make a difference to ASD diagnosis or severity,” says Azzano, who is with the Department of Applied Disability Studies. She says results so far are encouraging.Azzano presented her research at the final round of Brock University’s 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Challenge, capturing the first-place prize of $500.She will represent Brock at the provincial 3MT competition, to be held at McMaster University Wednesday, April 17.Now in its seventh year at Brock, the 3MT Challenge originated in Queensland, Australia in 2008 as a way for students to explain their research to a broad audience in plain, accessible terms. Presenters have three minutes and a single slide image to summarize their research.“This whole experience has meant a lot to me because not only does it give me a chance to practise my presentation skills, but it also allows me to spread awareness about the importance my research can have for many families who have a child at risk for autism,” says Azzano.Eight students competed in the 3MT preliminary round April 4, with three students — Azzano, Jennifer Wilkinson and Rachel Richmond, both from Applied Health Sciences — being selected to move to the final round April 11.During the April 11 Mapping the New Knowledges conference, student research was also recognized through the presentation of the 2019 Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Awards, given to research-based graduate students working on innovative projects. Recipients include (from left) Alison O’Connor, Sarah Walker, Carolyn Fast, Bradley Baranowski, Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Heather Gordon, Matthew Mallette, Lynn Trudeau, Greig Inglis, Emily Ham, Fares Belkhiria and Carmen Long.Richmond captured the second-place prize of $250 with her research presentation on the experience of how people manage their chronic pain. Wilkinson was awarded $100 for her talk on how the composition of membranes in muscle cells impacts the release of a particular protein that causes cell death.Judging the presentations were Shane Malcolm, Executive Director of Leadership Niagara, Frances Hallworth, Executive Director of United Way Niagara and Mark Cressman, Regional Director, Postmedia.“The three candidates were so great, it was a hard task to decide,” says Malcolm. “The level of how prepared each student was really elevated the calibre of the competition; all of them did an outstanding job.”The 3MT finals were held during the Mapping the New Knowledges conference, an annual event that showcases graduate student research.In addition to the 3MT challenge, student research was also recognized through the presentation of the 2019 Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Awards, given to research-based graduate students working on innovative projects.Miller served as Vice-President Research and Dean of Graduate Studies from 1999 to 2004. In his memory, students from Brock’s six Faculties are chosen to receive between $1,000 to $1,500 to support their research and scholarship.“I’m thrilled to be recognized for my research, as it gives me the opportunity to share my work with the Brock community and strive for further academic excellence,” says Emily Ham, a master’s student in Earth Sciences who researches microplastics in Niagara’s environment.This year’s Jack M. Miller award recipients are:Faculty of Applied Health SciencesBradley Baranowski, MSc in Applied Health Sciences, “Role of exercise induced BDNF on brain health”Matthew Mallette, PhD in Applied Health Sciences, “Effect of local muscle temperature manipulations on neuromuscular function”Greig Inglis, PhD in Applied Health Sciences, “Sex differences in the neural control of muscle”Faculty of Mathematics and ScienceEmily Ham, MSc in Earth Sciences, “Microplastics in Niagara water systems: Implications for Niagara ecosystems and waste”Sarah Walker, PhD in Biological Sciences, “MicroRNAs and regulation growth cone turning in invertebrate neurons”Faculty of Social SciencesStephanie Murray, MA in Geography, “Mobile ‘Homes’: An Ethnographic Study with American Vanlifers”Alison O’Connor, PhD in Psychology, “A Multi-Methodological Approach to Understanding Deception Across Adulthood”Faculty of EducationRachel St Hilaire, Master of Education, “Enhancing Instruction in a Changing World: Kindergarten Educator Collaborating to Implement Technology to Support Students’ Reading”Lynn Trudeau, PhD in Educational Studies, “Indigenous Researcher Identity: Reconciling Differing Spaces from an Ojibway Perspective”Faculty of HumanitiesCarolyn Fast, MA in History, “The Un-Making of Difference: The Winding Road of Deinstitutionalization (1960-2018)”Carmen Long, PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities, “Beyond Biology and Behaviour: Refiguring Pan/Epidemic Disease Stigma”Goodman School of BusinessFares Belkhiria, MSc in Management, “Does e-Government Technology Always Fit? Moderating Role of Technology-Job Fit”
Junior forward LaQuinton Ross (10) shoots a lay up. OSU won against Delaware, 76-64, Dec. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerOhio State’s non-conference schedule is nearing completion, and as the team inches closer to the beginning of Big Ten play, things aren’t quite perfect in Columbus despite notching its 11th straight win to open the season.The No. 3 Buckeyes (11-0, 0-0) shook off a sluggish start to beat Delaware (5-6, 0-0), 76-64, Wednesday at the Schottenstein Center.OSU shot just 3-11 from the field in the first four minutes of action against the Blue Hens, not earning its first lead until the 13:07 mark in the first half.“We missed some lay ups early, and I think that affected us a little bit,” senior guard Aaron Craft said after the win. “Sometimes you gotta find a way to win when you’re not able to put the ball in the bucket.”The Blue Hens came into the game averaging 83.0 points per game, but despite holding them to nearly 20 points below their season average, Craft said OSU was less than pleased with the way they played on that side of the ball.“We weren’t really connected on defense today, and that’s on us,” Craft said.A back-and-forth affair continued until OSU took the lead for good with 3:15 remaining in the first half. The Buckeyes used a 12-0 run before the halftime buzzer sounded to take a 37-26 lead into the break.“Things weren’t going well for us early, and I thought we once again finished the first half on a strong note,” OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game. “That was definitely, probably the difference in the game for us in terms of coming out, and getting an 11-point lead at halftime there was big.”The lead swelled to 16 at one point in the second half, but the Blue Hens cut it to eight with 1:48 to play before a combined eight straight points by senior guards Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Craft helped close out the game.“That’s quite honestly what I want Ohio State seniors to play like. I think from a standpoint of what they did, the plays that they made (down the stretch) were big-time plays,” Matta said.Delaware’s leading scorer, senior guard Devon Saddler, finished with 17 points off the bench, six below his average. Blue Hens coach Monté Ross said he was proud of the way his team came out and almost pulled the upset.“I thought that our guys stood toe to toe, for the most part, with what I’m going to call the best team in the country,” Ross said after the game. “I’m going to say that, I’m going to keep saying that because we played them and I hope they win every game the rest of the way.”OSU had four players score in double figures, led by junior forward LaQuinton Ross with 19. The Buckeyes shot just 40.7 percent from the field, a dip from the 52.7 percent clip they held in their last three victories.Matta said he was unable to really say why his team was flat against Delaware Wednesday, but was happy to come away with a victory.“Sometimes you have some games where it’s not clicking the way you want it to,” Matta said. “I think the difference between the good teams and great teams is great teams can figure it out.”“We had practiced very well leading into this game, and we came out and we just weren’t as sharp as we needed to be on both ends of the floor,” Matta said.OSU is set to travel to New York Saturday to take on Notre Dame (8-3, 0-0) in its last game of the Gotham Classic. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrinidad schoolboy gunned downFebruary 4, 2019In “Crime”Cousins gunned down in T&TJune 19, 2017In “Crime”T&T mom, 44, killed, daughter critical after gunman storms Manzanilla barDecember 11, 2017In “latest news” (Trinidad Express) A Sangre Grande man was shot dead in his bed yesterday morning.Garth Sansand, 28, of Machack Street, Foster Road, was shot in the head and died at hospital.KILLED: Garth SansandHis 17-year-old girlfriend told police they were asleep in his one room apartment when she was awakened by explosions at around 1.30 a.m. Tuesday. Moments later she felt Sansand shaking and she looked over and saw blood oozing from his head.Police officers of the Sangre Grande CID responded and paramedics took Sansand to the Sangre Grande Hospital where he died at around 4.30 a.m.The teenager gave a statement to police on the incident.Sansand’s killing took the murder toll to 46, according to an Express tally.
The Swiss champions Kadetten Schaffhausen ended pre-season period with a victory in away match against the Austrian best side – HC Alpla Hard 32:30. Kadetten’s coach Markus Baur gave the chance to some young guns, Zoran Markovic and Luka Maros scored five goals each which put their team in front of the neighbours.Kadetten will play at the VELUX EHF Champions League Group C, while Austrians will try to qualify for the elite handball competition through qualifications tournament in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in the second week of September.PHOTO: Kadetten Schaffhausen ← Previous Story Mathieu Grebille to miss 6 months of season! Next Story → Basketball marketing guru will be new RK Gorenje director Alpla HardKadetten Schaffhausen
A member of the European Commission, Parliament or CourtsA Minister of the Government or a Minister of StateAn Ceann Comhairle and an CathaoirleachA member of an Garda Siochana or a full-time member of the Irish defence forcesJudgesThe Comptroller and Auditor GeneralCivil servants. Where it does not specifically state in your contract of employment that you may be a member of a local authorityA person employed by a local authority and is not the holder of a class, description or grade of employment designated by order under section 161(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 2001A person employed by the Health Service Executive and who is at a grade or of a description of employment designated by order of the Minister for HealthPeople who have been imprisoned for a term longer than 6 monthsPeople who have failed pay local authority chargesPeople who have failed to comply with an order of a court to pay money due to a local authorityPeople who have been convicted of fraud or dishonest dealings, corrupt practice or acting while disqualifiedParty or non-partyThe next question you may want to ask yourself is do you want to align yourself with a party or would you prefer to run as an independent candidate?Speaking to Women for Election, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation aiming to bring a gender balance to Irish politics, said people need to consider what is there preference is.“We would stress that all the political parties are actively looking for good, competent and capable candidates around the country and people who are interested in their community and representing it politically should put their hands up and actively enquire about the potential of running for the local elections either as an independent or with a party that represents their values,” said co-founder Michelle O’Donnell Keating.“We are obviously aimed at women, and there is especially a great need for women interested in politics in rural areas to step forward,” she said.Here’s how you go about getting nominated:Nomination forms are available at your local city or county manager’s office, advise Citizen’s Information, who state that once you have completed your nomination form, you must then return the nomination form back to them.You may include party affiliation on the nomination paper, but if you have no party affiliation, you may be described as ‘Non-Party’ or you may leave this space blank.If you are a member of a political party, you must submit a Certificate of Party Affiliation with your nomination form.However, if you are an independent candidate, you must complete your nomination form and one of the following:Statutory declarations by 15 assentors. These are persons registered to vote in the electoral area concerned.Lodge a deposit of €100 for county/city council and €50 for borough/town council with the returning officer.The returning officer must rule on whether your nomination paper is valid within one hour of it’s presentation.I want to run as part of a party, how do I do that?If you do not want to be on the ballot as a non-party candidate then you are going to have to be a member of a party. You should approach the political party about joining and be sure to voice you interest in running in the upcoming election.O’Donnell Keating told TheJournal.ie as of Friday, in total, 1127 selections had been made nationwide. Of the selections made, 852 are men, while 275 are women.She said:The time to act is now. A lot selections have been made, and a lot more will be made over the weekend, but there are still opportunities there. Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?> THE DATE IS set. The government announced this week that the local and European Parliament elections will be held together on Friday, 23 May.Do you feel disillusioned with politics, think you can do a better job? Why not throw your hat in the ring.Since mid 2013, the political parties have been selecting the candidates they want to run for them in the local elections. However, there is a specific week in which nominations are taken, taking place four weeks before the polling day.However, there are still opportunities out there. If you are seriously thinking about putting yourself forward, then the time to act is now.So, first thing’s first: Are you eligible?You are eligible to be elected to a local authority if you are ordinarily resident in Ireland and you are at least 18-years-old. You don’t have to be an Irish citizen.According to Citizen’s Information, you are not eligible if you are or have done any of these things: And you never know, this could be you in May.Read: 23 May the big day for wannabe councillors and MEPS>
Part of the beauty of Android is that its open nature allows non-Google developers to make its engine run on other operating systems. RIM introduced it to BlackBerry PlayBook owners in PlayBook OS 2.0, and now it looks like OpenMobile’s ACL (app compatibility layer) will bring the same functionality to Tizen and Meego devices.The ACL will provide device manufacturers an easy way to offer their customers a way to enjoy hundreds of thousands of additional apps — sort of. Google won’t welcome these non-Android devices into the Google Play marketplace, which means users of Tizen phones will have to either head to a third-party market (like Amazon AppStore or OpenMobile’s own AppMall) if they want to install apps or wait for the dev community to hack in access to Google Play.As you can see in the video, it’s not always a smooth experience — and sometimes the apps (like Facebook and Winamp) don’t look particularly great when scaled up to a tablet-sized screen. Often you’re left with tiny text and equally tiny UI elements that don’t work well on what appears to be a 10-inch tablet. On a phone, hopefully, the experience would be an improved one.But why buy a Tizen phone with OpenMobile’s ACL instead of a similar Android phone that offers direct access to all the big-name apps? For users who like what they see in Tizen and genuinely don’t want their devices running the full Android OS, being able to run the apps will no doubt be a big bonus. In the end, it may all come down to price.If someone who wants Android apps can get a cheap, open, hacker-friendly Tizen device without shelling out as much cash as they would for a comparable Android, they might just be willing to opt for the alternative — especially if Samsung and friends can prove they’re going to push updates in a timely fashion. You know, once there are actual devices out there that need them.More at The Handheld Blog and OpenMobile
Cancer du poumon : les malades invités à participer à un essai de vaccinFrance – Des chercheurs de l’institut Gustave Roussy sont en train de mener la phase 2 d’un essai visant à stimuler l’immunité de patients atteints de cancers bronchiques.Des scientifiques de l’institut Gustave Roussy de Villejuif souhaitent mettre au point un vaccin thérapeutique contre le cancer du poumon. Ce traitement est élaboré à partir des propres cellules de chaque patient, il est sensé faire régresser ou stabiliser la tumeur en stimulant les défenses naturelles de l’organisme.À lire aussiUn ventre à bière cachait en fait une tumeur cancéreuse de trente-cinq kilosPour leur étude, les médecins ont dû trouver des patients volontaires, 41 pour le moment. Des candidats atteints d’un cancer inopérable avancé. Les malades ne doivent pas avoir commencé la chimiothérapie, ou ne pas en avoir dépassé les quatre premiers cycles, avec régression ou stabilisation de la tumeur. L’essai, Dex2, lancé par l’équipe, vise à rééduquer le système immunitaire pour pouvoir combattre la tumeur. Les médecins vont d’abord isoler des globules blancs appelés monocytes. Ceux-ci seront ensuite transformés en cellules dendritiques, qui vont intervenir dans la régulation du système immunitaire. Le vaccin sera injecté au patient toutes les semaines pendant un mois puis tous les quinze jours pendant trois mois. Le docteur Benjamin Besse, qui veut mettre au point ce vaccin, ne veut cependant pas donner de faux espoirs aux malades, selon Destination Santé. Il parle d’un travail “préliminaire”, d’une “première étape”. Le 23 novembre 2010 à 16:14 • Emmanuel Perrin
Borussia Dortmund loan star Michy Batshuayi has admitted that his season is now “probably over” after sustaining an ankle injury during their defeat to rivals Schalke 04 over the weekendThe Belgium international had to be taken off on a stretcher after a challenge by Schalke’s Benjamin Stambouli.Batshuayi later took to Twitter to inform fans that his season is now most likely over with his prospects of making the World Cup for Belgium currently uncertain.“Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and i wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence … Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon” wrote the 24 year-old.Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…Well its not good news for now, my season is probably over, and i wont be able to pay @BVB back for their confidence … ?? Thank you all the amazing amount of love I received since yesterday. Wishing my teammates the best for the final days. See you soon ?? pic.twitter.com/GORkrFz9kk— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) 16 April 2018The forward had enjoyed a superb start at Dortmund, since arriving on the final day of the January transfer window on a loan deal from Chelsea, and had scored seven goals in his 10 appearances in the Bundesliga.
Stewart Blakeslee, 34, of Kasilof, was sentenced on Wednesday on a consolidated count of possession of child pornography. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A former correctional officer from Seward’s Spring Creek Correctional Facility was sentenced for charges of possessing child pornography. On July 8, 2017, a warrant was issued by Palmer Court for Blakeslee, he was arrested and arraigned at the Kenai Courthouse and remanded to Wildwood Correctional Center. Blakeslee was employed as a correctional officer at Spring Creek at the time of his arrest. According to Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, they received allegations of distribution out of a hotel in the Wasilla area and then issued a search warrant for Blakeslee. He was there attending a DOC Prisoner Transport Officer School. A subsequent search of his home computer in Kasilof found dozens of images and videos depicting child sexual exploitation, according to court documents. Blakeslee was sentenced to eight years with four suspended, seven years of supervised felony probation and registration as a sex offender for 15 years.