Decision to crack down on Baba Ramdev political: Delhi Police

first_imgThe decision to conduct the Saturday night operation at Ramlila Maidan, the venue of Baba Ramdev’s hunger strike, was a “political” one, a top Delhi police official said on Sunday.The operation, which caught Ramdev and his supporters unaware, began after 1 am and it was almost over within couple of hours.”It was a political decision. Otherwise we would not have carried out the operation although we had given permission only to hold Yaga camp and not an agitation,” said the police official.He said police tried to pursued Ramdev to leave the place peacefully but he did not heed to the request and instead asked his supporters not to leave the venue.The official said followers of Ramdev had pelted stones at police personnel.”We requested him to leave the place peacefully. But he did not listen to us. Then his supporters started pelting stones at us,” said the official.Earlier, police had blocked all the roads leading to Ramlila Maidan.When asked whether there was any political pressure on Delhi Police, Special Commissioner Dharmendra Kumar answered in the negative.”There was no pressure on us,” he told a press conference.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

IPL 2016: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to enter playoffs

first_imgSunil Narine’s outstanding bowling figures of 3 for 26 helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) seal a 22-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday and march into the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Sunrisers only managed 149/8 chasing a target of 172 runs. Shikhar Dhawan top scored for the visitors with a 30-ball 51 at the Eden Gardens. Besides Narine, Kuldeep Yadav picked up two crucial wickets for the home team.KKR SPINNERS CHIP INIn pursuit of KKR’s 171/6, the Sunrisers had a strong start with David Warner and Dhawan smacking a few to the advertising boards. But just when it looked like it would be Warner’s (18) day, offspinner Narine disturbed his stumps. After the first six overs SRH were 48/1.Dhawan and Naman Ojha then had a brisk partnership of 58 runs. The duo pounced upon anything loose and ran hard between the wickets. But Dhawan got out in the 12th over shortly after getting to his fifty. Ojha (15) too threw away his wicket soon after.Yuvraj Singh (19) too did not last long but before departing he lofted Kuldeep Yadav twice into the stands for two massive sixes. Wickets fell in quick succession thereafter as SRH were reduced to 120/6 after 16 overs. They never recovered from the setback and eventually fell short by 22 runs.YUSUF PATHAN SHINES AGAINEarlier, a 34-ball 52 not out from Yusuf Pathan propelled KKR to a challenging total. Yusuf and Manish Pandey (48 off 30) forged a 87-run stand in just 8.1 overs to help Kolkata get to the score.For Hyderabad, medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and spinner Deepak Hooda picked up two wickets each, while medium pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Barinder Sran took a wicket apiece.advertisementAsked to bat, KKR got off to a flying start with Robin Uthappa playing some of his trademark cover drives. He first smashed Bhuvneshwar Kumar for three boundaries in the very first over and then smacked Barinder Sran for another.The men in purple were moving ahead at a steady pace but suddenly Uthappa fell. With 48 on board after powerplay, Gambhir, who had slowly crawled his way to 16, tried to up the scoring rate with a chip over the top but failed to clear the man at long off.Just when it looked like KKR would again struggle, Yusuf joined hands with Pandey.The latter started off by sweeping legspinner Karn Sharma for two consecutive sixes and then Yusuf got into the act as well, imitating the same. The 14th over yielded 19 runs.The onslaught continued for a little longer as KKR managed to amass 144 runs by the 16th but then Pandey fell. Jason Holder (3) followed Pandey to the dug out and the wickets put a brake on the scoring rate. In the 18th and 19th over KKR only managed nine runs.last_img read more

Formula One’s Southeast Asia future in doubt

first_imgFormula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt over the future of the sport in Southeast Asia by telling a German magazine that Singapore no longer wants to host a grand prix after its current deal expires next year. (Malaysia to stop hosting Formula One Grand Prix after 2018: Report)Neighbouring Malaysia will not host a Grand Prix after 2018 because of declining ticket sales and TV viewing figures, the country’s Tourism and Culture Minister said on Monday, and the region could be left without a race for the first time since 1998.The Singapore race costs some S$150 million ($105.04 million) to put on every year, 60 percent of which is funded by the government. It was first staged in 2008 and the city-state renewed its contract for another five years in 2012.Ecclestone’s blunt comments in Auto Motor und Sport, however, suggested negotiations over a further extension have not gone well.”Look at what we have done for Singapore,” Ecclestone said. “Yes, the grand prix has cost Singapore a lot of money, but we’ve also given them a lot of money.”Singapore was suddenly more than just an airport to fly to or from somewhere. Now they believe they have reached their goal and they do not want a grand prix anymore.”In comments to Singapore newspaper the Straits Times, however, Ecclestone clarified that F1’s stand was that it did not want to lose Singapore.”My words were taken in a funny way. What I said was simple – no decision has been taken yet. Negotiations are ongoing and will be sorted out shortly… before the end of the year, I’m sure. We want to extend long-term,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”advertisementThe event is organised in the city-state by Singapore GP, a private company owned by Ong Beng Seng, one of Singapore’s richest men. A spokeswoman for the company said in an e-mail on Monday: “We don’t comment on ongoing commercial negotiations.”Ecclestone, 86, is famous for outspoken media interviews during negotiations. The Briton attended this year’s Singapore race amid negotiations on F1’s takeover by U.S. cable TV mogul John Malone’s Liberty Media.Formula One announced a record-equalling 21-race provisional calendar for 2017 in September.The Singapore race is one of the glamour rounds of the championship, taking place at night on a street circuit with spectators entertained by music acts such as Beyonce and Justin Bieber.Crowds, which topped 100,000 on all three days in the first year, have declined, however, with this year’s race averaging 73,000 spectators for each day, down from 87,000 in 2015.STRUCTURAL SHIFTA decline in ticket sales in Malaysia was also behind the decision by the government and race organisers there to end to their annual round of the championship, which has been held at Sepang since 1999.Singapore’s tourist sector is seeing a structural shift away from heavy spenders and towards the emerging middle classes of China, India and Indonesia, analysts say.Tourist arrivals have been on the rise. In the first eight months of this year, before the F1 race, the number of visitors was up 10.3 percent from the same period of 2015, at 11.3 million.Singapore’s tourism receipts in the first half of the year grew 12 percent to S$11.6 billion, driven mainly by shopping, accommodation and food and beverage, which offset a fall in sightseeing, entertainment and gaming.Trinh Nguyen, a senior economist for emerging-market Asia at Natixis SA in Hong Kong, said the recent drop in F1 attendance may be a sign that the novelty of the event is wearing off, and may also be a reflection of weak regional growth.”It (F1) also comes with costs. Thus, with tourism receipts (from F1) waning? the cost benefit calculus is tipping in the other direction,” Nguyen said.last_img read more

PSG’s Rabiot makes Liverpool love admission

first_imgTransfers PSG’s Rabiot: I was a big Liverpool fan and I’d love a Premier League transfer Goal Last updated 2 years ago 00:40 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Adrien Rabiot Monaco PSG Trophee des Champions 29072017 Gettyimages Transfers Liverpool PSG Ligue 1 The France international has revealed he is keen to move away from his homeland and experience a new league in the future Paris Saint-Germain ace Adrien Rabiot has revealed his admiration for Liverpool after expressing a desire to seal a move to the Premier League in the future.Rabiot has become a regular fixture for the French giants after emerging through their youth academy in 2012.PSG -2 to beat Anderlecht 17/20 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The midfielder, who has also broken into the France national team setup of late, has won countless honours with PSG including three Ligue 1 titles.However, Rabiot says he is open to the idea of leaving his homeland to experience a new challenge in the future with England’s top flight a dream destination.And the 22-year-old also admits he grew up supporting Liverpool as a child.”There are a lot of very good leagues,” Rabiot told RMC. “It’s also enriching to go elsewhere, but for the moment I’m happy at PSG.”I would love to play in the Premier League. There’s not necessarily any club in particular, even though when I was young I was a big Liverpool fan.”Rabiot has helped PSG make an unbeaten start to the new Ligue 1 campaign, featuring in all eight games while scoring once.He also appeared in Les Parisiens’ dominant victories over Celtic and Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage in September. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Hardik Pandya has come back really well when put under pressure in this World Cup: Virat Kohli

first_img Next Reuters LeedsJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 10:23 IST Hardik Pandya is the fifth-bowler at the World Cup 2019 and has been playing really well (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSHardik Pandya has taken 8 wickets from 7 matches so far for Team IndiaHardik took 3 for 60 in Tuesday’s victory against BangladeshThe all-rounder has bowled his full 10 overs vs Australia, Afghanistan, England and BangladeshFor someone as flamboyant off the pitch as on it, it is fitting that Hardik Pandya’s transformation into India’s reliable fifth bowler has been nothing less than spectacular at this year’s Cricket World Cup.The 25-year-old, known for his flash clothes and love for bling, arrived in England with many wondering if he was good enough for the fifth bowler’s job in his maiden World Cup.The seam-bowling all-rounder has since effortlessly dispelled any shred of doubt with a string of stellar performances with the ball.He bowled his full 10 overs against Australia, Afghanistan, England and Bangladesh. India’s opening fixture against South Africa was the only match where the opposition lasted 50 overs and Pandya did not complete his quota.He now inspires so much confidence in Virat Kohli that the India captain went with only five bowlers in Tuesday’s victory against Bangladesh which secured their place in the semi-finals.”We experienced that Hardik, when put under pressure has, come back really well in this tournament…” Kohli said of what prompted his “gamble” with the bowling attack.”He finds a way to contain the runs and get you wickets. He’s really looking forward to do stuff for the team, that’s really helping his cricket.”Pandya claimed 3-60 on Tuesday and his victims included Bangladesh talisman Shakib Al Hasan, who top-scored for his side with 66, and Liton Das, who he dismissed with a trademark short ball.WISER PANDYAThe all-rounder has fine-tuned his bowling and appears to have returned wiser from a brief suspension earlier this year for his comments about women on a television show in January.advertisementKohli suggested that underneath Pandya’s casual exterior lies a cerebral cricketer who draws from his experience as an all-rounder to outwit batsmen.”When he comes to bowl, he thinks like a batsman,” Kohli said. “He actually wants the ball under pressure because he thinks like a batter, so he can check their body language and know what to bowl and when. He’s bowling really well for us.”Bowling coach Bharat Arun had earlier explained how much Pandya had evolved to fit the fifth bowler’s role.”It was a big challenge for him to bowl those 10 overs, and he realised that to be able to bowl those 10 overs I need to develop a certain armoury in my bowling’,” Arun said in Manchester last month.”And that’s what he’s worked on. He’s worked on his slow balls, his slow bouncers, and he’s also worked on perfecting his bouncers.””All these put together have given him the confidence to go through those 10 overs.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finalsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson rues lack of partnerships on difficult wicket after England lossAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow fifth-bowler Hardik Pandya has come back really well when put under pressure in this World Cup: Virat KohliHardik Pandya has fine-tuned his bowling and appears to have returned wiser from a brief suspension earlier this year for his comments about women on a television show in January.advertisementlast_img read more

Liberal streamlining effort could impair Parliaments budgetary oversight PBO

first_imgOTTAWA – The Trudeau government’s efforts to streamline its budgeting process mean $7 billion in new spending commitments would be subject to far less parliamentary scrutiny — and the money could technically be spent elsewhere, says the federal spending watchdog.Tuesday’s report from the parliamentary budget officer focused on the government’s proposed changes to better align Ottawa’s budgetary spending plan with the main estimates document, one of the mechanisms that give departments and agencies the authority to spend public funds.The concerns raised by Jean-Denis Frechette follow recent complaints from the Liberal government’s political foes who say the adjustments have opened up a $7-billion “slush fund.”The Liberals are trying to meet their 2015 election promise to improve Parliament’s financial processes by bringing more consistency and clarity to the government’s accounting of how it spends public money.But speeding up the implementation of budget measures will come at a cost, the report says, warning of incomplete information and weaker legal powers for parliamentarians who have better oversight of the money under the existing system.“It will help the government in being able to fund its measures faster this way because they get the (spending) authority ahead of time — but it reduces the scrutiny and control of Parliament,” deputy parliamentary budget officer Mostafa Askari said of the changes.The government could follow the detailed spending table presented in its February budget, Askari noted. However, he said he saw nothing in the wording of the new law that would compel the government to spend according to its budget plan.Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre has attacked the government over its legislation to streamline the accounting process, arguing it lacks legal enforceability on how Ottawa spends “this $7 billion no-strings-attached Liberal slush fund.”“Governments can only spend what Parliament has approved and only on the specific purposes approved, except this slush fund will allow the Liberals to move the money wherever they want,” Poilievre said recently during question period.“How is that accountable to taxpayers?”Treasury Board President Scott Brison has rejected Poilievre’s accusations, saying the measures are laid out in the budget, line by line and with detailed descriptions, on how the money will be spent.A spokesman for Brison insisted Tuesday that, by law, the funds must be allocated to specific budget measures.“Treasury Board will not have any discretion to use the funds for any other purpose, as this would be an unauthorized use of public funds,” Farees Nathoo wrote in an email.The Liberal government has already improved transparency and accountability by including an item-by-item table in the budget, he added.“We are showing Parliament exactly where in the budget the funding for the new budget implementation vote comes from and how it will be used,” Nathoo said.“Parliamentarians can now literally follow the money from this new central vote to a specific line in the budget and the main estimates.”A departmental official, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, strongly disputed the findings in Frechette’s report, and insisted the government is enhancing control for parliamentarians.The main estimates clearly tie the budget implementation vote to the items in the budget annex, which lists the commitments by department, measure and dollar amount, the official said, adding that any allocation beyond what’s listed in the budget annex would not be permitted.On Tuesday, a separate report by the C.D. Howe think tank graded the fiscal transparency and reliability of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments. The analysis gave Ottawa an “A-” compared to a grade of “A” last year and a “B+” in 2016.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Vrabel excited for opportunities as Ohio State coach

Ohio State has announced a big-name hire to fill the open coaching position at Ohio State. Former Super Bowl champion Mike Vrabel is set to rejoin the Buckeyes. After former head coach Jim Tressel’s departure and Luke Fickell was chosen to take over the top role, a replacement was needed for Fickell’s previous position as linebacker coach. Fickell said while it took a while to finalize the decision, Vrabel was always his first choice for the job opening. “(Offering Vrabel the job) was always in my mind,” Fickell said. “And then to actually have him come in two to three days later and kind of just look at me and say ‘Give me a reason to retire,’ was something that meant a lot to me.” Vrabel, a former defensive end at OSU from 1993–96, was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year during both the 1995 and 1996 seasons. During his college playing days, Vrabel was also a defensive line mate with new OSU head coach Luke Fickell —Vrabel was a defensive end while Fickell played nose guard. Vrabel and Fickell were roommates together in college and will now come together after Vrabel’s 14-year NFL career. “I had the opportunity to play for a lot of great teams and a lot of great organizations,” Vrabel said. “Hopefully I can take what I learned from those teams and those organizations and apply to it what we’re trying to do here.” Vrabel’s acceptance of the linebacker coaching job was also the official retirement of his highly-decorated professional football career. “The biggest reason for retirement is none other than there comes a time where you can’t do what you used to do,” Vrabel said. “I’ve come to a point where I can’t train to prepare for an NFL football season … This is where I want to be.” Vrabel was drafted in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and spent his first four years as a professional there. Vrabel was later traded to the New England Patriots where he became a force on both sides of the ball. In short-yardage situations, Patriots coach Bill Belichick used Vrabel as a tight end. In his eight years with the Patriots, Vrabel, who typically played linebacker, had 10 receptions, all for touchdowns. During his time at New England, Vrabel won three Super Bowls and also appeared in the 2007 Pro Bowl. Vrabel was then traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, where he is still under contract. Media outlets have reported that multiple sources close to Vrabel expect the former Buckeye to retire from the NFL and accept the coaching position at OSU. Vrabel would be coming to OSU after a recent run-in with law enforcement. On April 5, Vrabel was arrested for theft at an Indiana casino and was released later that day after posting bond. Vrabel called the arrest an “unfortunate misunderstanding.” More recently, Vrabel has been a vocal member of the NFL Players Association and is one of 10 players involved in the antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. Vrabel said that while it is a blessing to be working for his best friend, he would want to coach at Ohio State no matter who was in the head-coaching role. “I work for Luke, I work for Jim Heacock. If it were another coach, I’d still wanna be at Ohio State,” Vrabel said. Jerry Emig, assistant athletics communication director, said the contract details for Vrabel’s hire were still being worked out. Fickell described Vrabel as someone he would want leading his players. “He is a very aggressive, confident person, he communicates very well, he is a very upfront honest person,” Fickell said. “Since the day I met him, he always told me, ‘I’m going to be a coach.’” Vrabel said that what he has done in the past, including winning three Super Bowls, is great, but he is looking forward to his career as a coach at OSU. “I’m proud of my career, but I’m more excited now for this opportunity,” Vrabel said. read more

Wenco FMS up and running at Nordgold Bissa mine in Burkina Faso

first_imgIn 2018, Nordgold’s Bissa gold mine in Burkina Faso has successfully commissioned a Wenco Fleet Management System (FMS). This has helped to further increase the mine’s efficiency and safety. “FMS ensures 24/7 operations control via a modern dispatch system. This can surveil the entire Bissa-Bouly hub operations in real-time mode, as well as calling the supervisors to improve the fleet traffic. All these measures not only increases efficiency, but helps avoid traffic accidents.”Wenco solutions are installed on the loading and hauling fleet, and auxiliary equipment. Wenco is integrated with SAP to allow the sharing of data between the fleet management and enterprise resource planning systems. One focus area is on optimising their loader utilisation at the crusher where the loader would load from different material stockpiles directly into the crusher. This is anticipated to greatly improve plant output. Spotters at the loading area use “toughpads” to connect directly to Wenco in the loader to assist the operator with loading material.Bissa is a world class mine launched in January 2013. The mine reached industrial scales of production within the first month of operation and full capacity after only 6 months. Bissa mine fully paid back the investment within 21 months after the launch. Nordgold expanded its flagship Bissa mine with the launch of a heap leach operation at the nearby Bouly deposit in September 2016. The Bouly mine reached full production capacity in just two month after launch. Bissa produced 195,700 oz of gold in 2017 and Bouly 124,200 oz.last_img read more

EHF CUP Danish Holstebro booked ticket for Nantes

At the first EHF Cup Final 4 (May 18 – 19) in French city of Nantes will play Germans – Rhein Neckar Lowen and Frisch Auf Goppingen, Danish TEAM TVIS Holstebro and home team – HBC Nantes.In the Danish derby of 1/4 Final, Holstebro beat a favourite, KIF Kolding 27:26 (first match 24:24).Now handball fans have to book their tickets and make unforgetable event like EHF CL F4 in Cologne. EHF Cup F4Nantes handball ← Previous Story (VIDEO) HANDBALL LOVE: Filip sends kisses to Chema Next Story → Hungarian Handball Federation to investigate the MKB Veszprem – THW Kiel match

Senator keeps open mind on health rebate

first_imgINDEPENDENT Senator Nick Xenophon highlights that he has been “voted in to a job and to do a job without ideology and without a pre-determined position.” That is why he is calling for an independent enquiry into the proposed scrapping of 30 percent rebate in the Federal Government’s budget. “There should be a commission of inquiry into what we should be looking at. If the numbers stack up why would you not increase the tax on the cigarettes? “It would avoid risking damage to the health system if a lot of currently privately insured people where to shift to the public system.” South Australian independent Senator Xenophon is one of seven critical votes the Government needs in the Senate if it can’t win Opposition support for the Budget. He is concerned about the budget deficit and said to Neos Kosmos English Edition, “I am concerned with what are long term strategies to deal with debt. We’ll all be left with that.”Xenophon is also keen to point out that he supported the stimulus package and is not averse to spending on “targeted and useful infrastructure project.” He warns, “At the end of day the more we spend on interest the less we’ll be spending on governement programs to help people.” Supporters of the Rudd Government’s response to the Global Financial Crisis say that the projected deficit of $58 billion is on the lower end in comparison to other OECD nations. This is an argument rejected by Senator Xenophon, “We went from a $22 billion surplus to a $ 58 billion deficit. That is a $80 billion turn around. It represents a significant turn-around in the budgetary position which is up there with OECD nations. It represents five percent of GDP.”Everyone seems to be focusing on the possibility of the Prime Minister Rudd calling for a double dissolution if the budget is not passed through the Senate, something that Senator Xenophon is acutely aware off given how much depends on his position. “Listen a double dissolution is up to the government, it’s not up to me. I want to work constructively with the government. “Let’s separate the facts from the rhetoric and try to get a good outcome for all Australians,” he emphasizes, adding, “I think Australians would want to punish a government that goes to the polls to early without a good reason.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Crews Respond To Early Morning Fatal Collision On Seward Highway

first_imgThe preliminary investigation found that a Volvo Station Wagon was traveling southbound and a Chrysler 200 was traveling northbound when the Volvo came into oncoming traffic in the path of the Chrysler and hit the vehicle head-on. According to officer reports, all parties involved were wearing their seatbelts. At this time it is unknown whether speed, alcohol, or drugs were a factor in this collision. The driver of the Volvo, an adult male, was declared dead at the scene. The identity of the driver has not been released pending next-of-kin notification. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Officers with the Patrol Division responded to Mile 101 of the Seward Highway, at 12:25 a.m., this morning, to a head-on collision involving two vehicles.center_img The driver and the passenger of the second vehicle, both adults, were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Northbound and southbound lanes of the Seward Highway near Mile 101 were cleared and reopened around 6:30 a.m.last_img read more

Fry GCN Partner to Develop Web Site Creation Utility for Regional Publishers

first_imgThe Web site utility software can operate on a publishers’ server, Grande said. Hosting services, however, are optional. “Information and data mapping of existing content is often a first step [in installation], followed by the implementation of the look and feel of the site,” he said. “The initial setup is characterized by an extensive dialog supported by a structured implementation program and training for the publisher to manage and continue with populating the site on an ongoing basis.”Grande said implementation doesn’t require the ground-up building and long costly lead time often associated with site building.” In terms of costs, he said installation requires a “modest initial investment” and a nominal monthly maintenance fee. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based magazine printer Fry Communications has partnered with Internet software services firm GCN Publishing to develop a module-based Web site creation utility geared toward regional publishers.“As a natural extension, we wanted to offer our city and regional publishers an alternative to expensive custom Web site design that would allow them to expand their Web presence, increase their position as an authority on their region and increase their revenue-generating possibilities,” said Steve Grande, Fry’s vice president of sales. The utility, according to Grande, is module-based and utilizes an enterprise-class content management system developed by Typo3 that incorporates online and print data presentation, and exporting of data and graphics in Adobe InDesign. Features include a suite of tools for sales tracking and delivery and subscription and registration.“It also offers an optional e-newsletter template and distribution module, a video library module, as well as an online buyer’s guide module,” said Grande. “The sales lead tools allow advertisers to receive instant lead data from the Web site and to log in anytime to view and download lead reports. In other words, a visitor’s click-through on a banner ad or button generates immediate action, so that the advertiser realizes results in near-real time.”last_img read more

Religion and climate change – can you talk about both

first_imgIs climate change a religious issue? A group of Alaskans says yes. They joined together this weekend in Anchorage for an interfaith Earth Care Jamboree.Download AudioDownload Audio.Thick fog enveloped the mountains as about 75 people from Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley attended workshops and panels on climate and faith.“Any person who has a devotion to God in any form should think of the Earth as a creation that needs to be protected, needs to be cared for in a proper way,” said panelist Orthodox Bishop David Mahaffey. “So as a human being who knows and loves a creator God, I feel it’s my role to be involved in these things.”The Bishop said he incorporates protection of the environment in his daily life and sacraments. For him and many of the other speakers at the conference, faith and environmental protection are not just linked; they are inextricably tied together.And for some leaders, like Dr. Genmyo Zeedyk of the Anchorage Zen Community, that means speaking up about climate change.An interfaith panel on climate change spoke Saturday at Alpenglow Lodge in Arctic Valley. (Hillman/KSKA)“It seems that as faith leaders, arguably, one of our most fundamental activities is to help people in our various faith communities touch the Great Spirit – whatever word you want to call that – and then live that out in daily life,” she said during a panel discussion. “And to live it out in daily life means to care.”A 2014 survey by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that the more people hear about climate change from their religious leaders, the more likely they are to believe in it.But Presbyterian Reverend Dr. Curt Karns said that doesn’t mean climate change is an easy conversation to have with congregations in oil-dependent Alaska.“In our churches, where we all want to be nice to each other, we often try to dance around important topics. But you need then the prophets who say you’ve got to take a look at this. What we’ve found is that it’s hard to get a congregation up and moving. But there are few folks who get the vision so we try to connect them across congregations.”The 2014 survey shows that Hispanic Catholics in the United States are the most likely religious group to be concerned about climate change. White Evangelical Protestants are the least likely. The nation as a whole is split 50-50.Jamboree attendee Cyrus Hicks says the division among Christians may be because of different interpretations of scripture.“I think there’s a huge emphasis on personal salvation and how temporary this life is. A lot of times you hear we are supposed to be ‘in’ the world but not ‘of’ it. And there are scriptures that say not to love the ways of the world. But then you have other scriptures that say God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.”But for Bishop David, ultimately that doesn’t matter. “All of us have an obligation to care for the environment. It doesn’t matter what your faith is or your background is. We were put here as the caretakers, the stewards of this. We will answer for what we do or don’t do for the environment.”The event was hosted by the InterFaith Earth Care Action Network.last_img read more

Organic Baby Food Market to Reach 11592 Million Globally by 2023

first_imgAccording to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, Organic Baby Food Market by Product and Mode of sale: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, the organic baby food market was valued at $5,834 million in 2016, and is projected to reach at $11,592 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 10.15% from 2017 to 2023. Europe is expected to be the leading contributor to the global organic baby food market, followed by Asia-Pacific and North America.Download sample report of Organic Baby Food Market : https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/organic-baby-food-marketRise in parental concerns with respect to babys health and nutrition, increase in awareness about benefits of organic products, eco-friendly farming techniques, rise in disposable income of consumers, growth in standard of living encourages the adoption of organic baby food products, and improved distribution channels in the industry drive the organic baby food market growth. However, premium price and certain government regulations for the approval of organic food & beverage hamper the organic baby food market growth. Various government initiatives and investment of government and private investors in the organic baby food industry are expected to provide numerous growth opportunities for the global organic baby food market. Moreover, increase in working women and growth of nuclear families have led to the adoption of organic baby food products.Send Enquiry on this report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2243In 2016, the prepared organic baby food segment accounted for the maximum revenue share in the overall organic baby food industry due to the convenience in usage and time saving factor for preparation of the food product. Moreover, prepared baby food products, such as purees and vegetable & fruit blends, are available in variety of flavors, such as mango, banana, peach, and others thereby providing taste and nutrition. Moreover, the other organic baby foods, such as puffs, rusks, and biscuits are expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.93% during the forecast period. The prepared organic baby food market is expected to grow, owing to the benefits of these food products in terms of nutritional value.The offline segment accounted for the maximum share in the global organic baby food market with around 81.55% in 2016. Offline stores, such as supermarkets and hypermarkets, are mostly preferred by the costumers to purchase organic food products. However, the trend is shifting toward purchasing products online due to ease and convenience provided by these online portals. The online mode of sale is expected to grow at a CAGR OF 12.94% during the forecast period.Direct Purchase on this Report@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/checkout/615190Europe accounted for the major share of the global organic baby food market in 2016, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period, owing to health-conscious costumers and demand for chemical-free baby food products. Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest rate due to rise in birth rates and growth in awareness related to beneficial effects of these food products.Key Findings of the Organic Baby Food Market:In 2016, the offline mode of sale segment accounted for the maximum revenue, and is projected to grow at a notable CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period.The organic infant milk formula market accounted for 12.2% share in the global organic baby food market.China is the major shareholder in the Asia-Pacific organic baby food market, accounting for more than 28% share in 2016.The key players profiled in the organic baby food market include Abbott laboratories, Nestl S. A, Hero Group, Amara Organics, Danone, Plum organics, The Hein celestial group, North Castle Partners, LLC. HiPP GmbH & Co. Vertrieb KG, and Baby Gourmet Foods Inc. Market players have adopted various strategies, such as product launch, collaboration & partnership and acquisition, to expand their foothold in the market.About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company amplies client’s insight on the factors, such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. 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first_imgBest Western International has announced it has taken over day-to-day management of the brand in Australia and New Zealand, and will operate a Property Direct Relationship (PDR) with member properties in Australia and New Zealand, all of which are independently owned and operated.The company says its experience in other markets demonstrates that moving to a PDR structure results in better communications and enhanced service levels for guests and ” …will enable us to better compete in a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex marketplace.”“Best Western International is committed to ensuring that all member hotels in Australia and New Zealand have the same experience.“The goal is to have a more cost-efficient and effective organisation which unifies and leverages the existing staff in Australasia with the Best Western global team to drive superior revenue and service for Best Western branded hotels.”Best Western International says it is focused on ensuring a smooth transition so that revenue delivery and support for member properties is enhanced and not compromised.There are currently 115 hotels, apartments and resorts operating under the Best Western brand in Australia and New Zealand. Best Westernhotelslast_img read more

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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A bestselling author and Newsweek correspondent has a book coming out on President Donald Trump and the women in his life.Gallery Books announced Thursday that Nina Burleigh’s “Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women” will be published Oct. 16. Burleigh, Newsweek’s national political correspondent, will draw on investigative journalism and feminist analysis, according to Gallery Books. She will write about Trump’s mother, his three wives, his sisters, daughters and female employees. She will also write about the more than a dozen women who have alleged harassment or other sexual misconduct — allegations he has denied.Burleigh’s previous books include “The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox” and “Mirage: Napoleon’s Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt.”___Online:https://www.ninaburleigh.com/ New book to focus on women in Donald Trump’s life This cover image released by Gallery Books shows “Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women,” by Nina Burleigh. Burleigh’s book will be published Oct. 16. (Gallery Books via AP) center_img by The Associated Press Posted Aug 23, 2018 5:32 am PDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

East Med Gas Forum evolving into international organisation

first_imgThe East Med Gas Forum (EMGF) will be meeting again in June with the purpose of evolving into an international organisation, energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said Thursday.Speaking at the 9th Nicosia Economic Congress, Lakkotryrpis said that he hoped the forum – consisting of Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Territories – will take the form of an international organisation.The forum is necessary in order for eastern Mediterranean gas to be competitive, while member states are discussing issues such as the preferred infrastructure for the optimal exploitation of hydrocarbons wealth.The region faces many “challenges,” Lakkotrypis said, which is one of the reasons why the United States and the EU support are supporting the EMGF as observers.The minister underlined the importance of Cyprus and the region for the oil and gas industry, especially after the latest gas discoveries and the recent offshore find in Cyprus’ block 10.The eastern Mediterranean in general, and Cyprus in particular, were at the centre of discussions at Houston’s CERAWeek event, the premier annual gathering of senior energy executives.Lakkotrypis said his ministry is working closely with other ministries to create the relevant infrastructure, mainly the new port in Vasilikos, allowing companies to use Cyprus as a base for oil and gas support services.In his own presentation, Lead Country Manager for ExxonMobil Varnavas Theodosiou spoke of the importance of the discovery in Cyprus’ block 10 with estimated quantities between 5-8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.Additional evaluation of data is needed before deciding on further exploration in the block.Theodosiou also spoke of Exxon’s activities in the broader region, mainly offshore Crete and in block 3 offshore Egypt, in close proximity to Cyprus’ block 10, bringing additional synergies into the projects.“We look forward to kicking off activities in that area in the very near future,” he said.On the commercialization of block 10, Theodosiou said the ideal option for ExxonMobil would be an LNG plant in Cyprus should more gas quantities be found in the future.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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