About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe delighted with Fraser formby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe is delighted with the form of Ryan Fraser.The Scotland international has been a regular presence under Howe this season and is level with Eden Hazard for most assists in the Premier League this season with nine.”He’s done so well this [season], he’s been a regular goal creator, goal scorer and his set-piece delivery has been excellent, which was evident on Wednesday,” Howe said.”Two lovely free-kicks, one floated and one whipped, with two goals coming from that. So really pleased.”I’m not surprised [by his performances]. His technical ability is so high; he’s got two lovely feet and a very good football brain.”It was more a case of wanting him to show everybody what he can do on a consistent basis and he’s started to do it this [season].”
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank) is to provide USD 94 million in financing for Navibulgar’s six bulk carrier newbuildings. On July 6, representatives of the bank and Bulgarian shipowner Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) signed an agreement for the financing, the Export-Import Bank of China said in a statement.Last year, Navibulgar ordered 4+2 Bluetech 45 Handymax bulkers from Chinese Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group. Slated for delivery in 2019 and 2020, the 45,000 dwt ships will have a length of 190 meters, a draught of 10.8 meters, an ice class 1C and a large hold volume for its class.Market value of each 57,750 cbm newbuilding is around USD 17 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Operating in the Black Sea region, Navibulgar has a fleet of more than 30 bulk carriers. In addition, the company is expected to take delivery of two 42,300 dwt bulkers this year. The ships, Rojen and Musala, are being built at Chinese Jiangsu Hongqiang yard.The Export-Import Bank of China said that the signing of the agreement came in an effort to promote China’s Belt and Road Initiative. China hopes to drive its ship exports and attract more European shipowners to order new ships at the country’s shipyards.World Maritime News Staff
Kolkata: Seven persons were killed after a bus and an SUV collided head-on near Mohammad Bazar in Birbhum on Friday evening, while two persons including a child are still undergoing treatment.According to sources, on Friday evening, a bus was coming from Rampurhat towards Suri. At the same time, an SUV carrying nine passengers was moving towards Rampurhat from Suri. Near Kalikapur village in Ganapur forest, the driver of the SUV lost control and collided head-on with the bus. Hearing the sound of the accident, local residents ran to the spot and found that the passengers of the SUV were badly injured. Mohammad Bazar police station was informed immediately. But before the villagers could act, five persons died on the spot due to the accident. Within a few minutes, police arrived at the spot and rushed the four injured including a child to Suri Superspeciality Hospital, where two persons succumbed to their injuries later. The other two are undergoing treatment but their condition is still critical. After admitting the injured persons, police sent the bodies to the same hospital for autopsy examination. Till Friday night, none of the deceased persons could be identified. It is suspected that the injured and the deceased persons are from the same family. To know their identity, police are trying to locate the vehicle owner through the registration number of the SUV.
Mumbai: Englishman Jos Buttler laid the platform with a rampaging 89 while Shreyas Gopal held his nerve at the death to power Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League encounter here Saturday. This was Royals’ second victory of the season in seven games after losing a last ball thriller to CSK less than 48 hours back. Put into bat, Mumbai Indians rode on a aggressive 81 by South African Quinton De Kock to post an imposing 187/5, but Buttler’s 43-ball knock studded with eight fours and seven sixes set the tone before Royals survived a scare to finish the game in 19.3 overs. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe match was a forgettable one for young West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph (0/53 in 3 overs), who was hammered for eight fours and three sixes and then was injured trying to save a boundary. The 13th over changed the game’s complexion as Buttler smashed two sixes and four fours off Joseph to bring down the equation to a manageable run-a-ball. Buttler first conjured a 60-run opening stand with skipper Ajinkya Rahane (37 off 21 balls, 6x 4; 1×6) to lay the foundation and then added 87 runs for the second wicket with Sanju Samson (31 off 26 balls; 2×4, 1×6). Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterButtler initially played second fiddle to Rahane but then upped his ante once skipper was gone. The Englishman in the eighth over, hit Rahul Chahar for a six, and then in next over, smashed two sixes off Krunal Pandya as he raced to 50 off 29 balls. When Buttler departed in the 14th over, Rajasthan needed 41 runs. But then came the twist in the tale when Mumbai did make a comeback of sorts sending four batsman — Samson, Rahul Tripathi (1), Steve Smith (12 ) and Liam Livingstone (1) — back to the pavilion as Rajasthan slumped to 174.6 from 147/2. However, Shreyas Gopal (13 not out) and K Gowtham (0 not out) held their nerves to take the side home in a tense situation. Gopal hit the winning boundary off Hardik Pandya as celebrations erupted in the Rajasthan camp. Joseph was the costliest bowler having conceded 53 runs in three overs. Earlier, Quinton de Kock hit a belligerent 81 as he powered Mumbai Indians to an imposing 187 for 5 against Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League game here Saturday. South African De Kock was the wrecker-in-chief as he hammered six fours and four sixes in his 52-ball knock and got able support from skipper Rohit Sharma (47 off 32 balls), who made a comeback after missing out the last Mumbai game due to a leg injury. A late cameo from Hardik Pandya (28 off 11 balls), in which smashed three sixes and one fours ensured Mumbai neared the 190-run mark. Earlier, Rohit and De Kock took the opposition attack to the cleaners as the two added 96 for the first wicket. They started the onslaught in the third over amassing 18 runs with the South African hitting a six and four off Krishnappa Gowtham. Then Rohit ripped apart pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, striking three fours, including a splendid cover drive, as Mumbai gathered 14 runs from it. De Kock kept playing shots at will even as Mumbai reached 57/0 after Powerplay period. Then De Kock dispatched spinner Liam Livingstone for two sixes over deep mid-wicket as runs came thick and fast. He raced to his fifty in 34 balls. Rohit, who struck six fours and a lone six, threw his wicket away giving a sitter to Jos Buttler off Jofra Archer. And then Rajasthan made a good comeback removing Surya Kumar Yadav (16) and Kieron Pollard (6) to reduce the hosts to 136/3. Rajasthan bowlers made a splendid comeback as they removed De Kock and Ishan Kishan before the Hardik show. Meanwhile, it was Rohit’s 100th match as captain for Mumbai Indians (including the now defunct Champions League T20 games) and it was Mumbai’s overall 200th match.
Usually, it’s pretty easy to figure out why an NBA team got better. The Sixers, who were the NBA’s most-improved team this year, got Joel Embiid and an extra 18 wins compared to last season. Houston, 14 wins better, got MVP-level play out of James Harden, who’s been a perfect fit for new coach Mike D’Antoni’s pace-and-space offense.Then there’s Utah, a team that was 40-42 last year, yet has pieced together a fringe NBA title contender this season. The Jazz’s improvement isn’t as straightforward as the Rockets’ or Sixers’, though — they did it by tinkering with the margins of a roster that had missed the postseason for four consecutive years, and they’re capitalizing on their two young stars finally coming of age.Perhaps the best comparison for this Jazz team is the Indiana Pacers from three or four years ago: Rudy Gobert is the Jazz’s souped-up version of Roy Hibbert, the leader of a very stingy defense that forces a ton of midrange jumpers. Gordon Hayward is the analog to Paul George, a talented wing player who can score over just about anyone. And Utah’s George Hill is … George Hill, who joined the team in July following an offseason trade and is now the conductor of a Pacers-like slow-paced offense. And even that lofty comparison to the two-time Eastern Conference finalists may be selling this club short; the Jazz shoot and pass the ball better and far more than Indiana ever did.Much of Utah’s jump stems from two key trades that bolstered each of those areas. The first deal landed Hill, a respected veteran point guard1In exchange for the No. 12 pick, Taurean Prince, in a three-team deal, and the other yielded skilled forward Boris Diaw2Diaw cost the Jazz Olivier Hanlan, the 42nd pick in 2015, and a 2022 second-rounder.. Both players, who once played for San Antonio, have helped the Jazz become a rare team that has been able to replicate the Spurs’ style. Watch the Jazz for long enough, and you can see San Antonio’s influences baked into some of Utah’s offensive plays and sets; particularly when Diaw is on the floor3The Jazz threw more passes than any other team during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The Spurs ranked third and fifth, respectively..Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/spursaction.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/utahspurs-likeaction.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The team’s transactions weren’t the sexiest, which is reflected by the NBA’s national TV ratings, in which the Jazz still rank near the bottom of the league. But as of now, those two moves — plus the Joe Johnson signing — look prescient. Hill, despite battling injuries all season, forced opponents to guard the perimeter more honestly and logged a career-high scoring average. Diaw, Utah’s best passer despite playing power forward, finished with a team-high six assists in the Game One victory over the Clippers. And Johnson, who connected on 41 percent of his 3s during the regular season, had 21 points in the series opener, including the game-winning floater at the buzzer4There were a flurry of Twitter users who didn’t know Johnson played for the Jazz until they saw him hit the dramatic shot to win Game One.But the offseason moves alone wouldn’t have made the Jazz this formidable. Utah needed Hayward to take the next step. Among the most notable improvements that he has made: Hayward has grown considerably stronger, giving him the ability to be more aggressive and absorb more contact as he barrels toward the basket following curls and dribble handoffs. Aside from connecting on a blistering 69 percent of his shots at the rim this year — one of six wings to shoot that well on 200 shots or more — Hayward also managed to log a career-best 45 and-1 situations where he scored despite getting fouled. By contrast, he was blocked just 43 times all season. To put that into context, it’s pretty rare for wing players to finish with more and-1s than shots blocked in a given season; this year LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard were the only other wings to accomplish the feat5Among players with at least 30 and-1s.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/hayward2.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/haywardstrength.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The other Jazz player who took the leap is also the reason the team’s die-hard fans can’t sleep at night: How injured is Gobert? It’s not clear how long he’ll be out with his knee hyperextension and bone bruise. The Jazz managed to squeak by without him on Saturday, but as Tuesday’s Game Two highlighted, the defense sans Gobert may be too porous to win this series6The Jazz have allowed the Clippers to shoot 79 percent from inside of five feet this series when using small-ball lineups, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. That number shrinks to a more respectable 62 percent when Utah uses two traditional bigs on the court at once., let alone compete with Golden State, who will almost certainly be waiting for them in the conference semifinals.But should Utah get a healthy version of its best player back — and yes, Gobert’s incredible jump in offensive efficiency, paired with his stellar defense, makes him the club’s most-valuable player — the Jazz can make some noise. They owned the third-best defense in the association this year, behind San Antonio and Golden State, and excel at defensive rebounding and limiting team’s opportunities in transition. Playing the percentages, the defense surrenders the NBA’s lowest share of corner 3-point attempts, and the only true soft spot they possess on that end is by design: They rank near the top of the league in terms of how frequently they goad opponents into taking inefficient midrange jumpers.Yet their entire defensive scheme, which often calls for wings to switch assignments and aggressively crowd their opponents along the 3-point line, works to perfection because of Gobert’s incredible mobility and impact around the rim. Watch this regular-season sequence against Portland, for instance. Damian Lillard seemingly pulls the trigger on his shot a beat quicker than he normally would to avoid Gobert. Then Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu grabs an offensive rebound, but opts against going for the putback because of Gobert’s presence.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/scaredofgobert.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.When teams are actually bold enough to bring the ball inside against him7Opponents take just 31 percent of their shot attempts at the restricted area with Gobert on the court, down from 36 percent when he’s on the bench., it frequently turns out to be a mistake.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/gobertswat.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Gobert, who led the NBA in defensive win shares and blocks, held foes to 49 percent shooting from within six feet, 12.5 percentage points beneath their average and the best rate among centers8Among those who have played at least 50 games. Fellow Defensive Player of the Year candidate Draymond Green’s rim-protection stats were equally impressive, at 48 percent while holding players 13.2 points under their averages. But Green is considered a forward on NBA.com..As tense as this moment is for Jazz fans, the offseason may prove to be even more stressful. Hayward, 27, and Hill, 30, become unrestricted free agents at season’s end, leaving the small-market club — which has the league’s smallest payroll — with tough financial choices9The team also faces a tough decision on big man Derrick Favors, who’s getting a pretty high-profile audition with Gobert sidelined. as it seeks to build on its first 50-win season since the 2009-10 season with Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan.But those decisions can wait a bit. After all, winning — and doing it now, in this postseason, with this core group — is the strongest case a team like Utah can make to its pending free agents anyway.Check out our NBA playoff predictions.
The Delta Routine has graced several stages with its rock ‘n’ roll, but the band isn’t so familiar with Columbus – and its about to change that this weekend. The Milwaukee-based group is scheduled to perform in Columbus 7 p.m. Sunday at Scarlet & Grey CafÃ©. Lead vocalist and guitarist Nick Amadeus said the band is looking forward to the Columbus tour stop and the fresh audience to come with it. He added the band has toured through parts of Ohio before but is excited to tour elsewhere in the state. “Cleveland was a little bit weird,” Amadeus said, laughing. “We wanted a change-up.” Amadeus also said The Delta Routine has drawn some of its influences from rock band Hero Jr., an Indianapolis-based band that is touring with The Delta Routine. Columbus-based band Up All Nights is also scheduled to perform with the groups at Scarlet & Grey Sunday. Comprised of Amadeus, keyboardist and vocalist Al Kraemer, guitarist and vocalist Victor Buell IV, bassist and vocalist Evan Paydon and drummer Kyle Ciske, The Delta Routine has had numerous lineup changes in members and instruments since its formation seven years ago. Amadeus said the band found some of its current members by chance at a fashion show. Another important part of the group though is its producer Mike Hoffman, who came across the band due to being a family friend of Amadeus. He’s been with the band from the group’s release of its self-titled debut album in 2007 up to its fourth and most recent release “Cigarettes and Caffeine Nightmares” Oct. 9. “Nick and the guys are very driven, inspired chaps. You know, the only kind I’ll work with,” Hoffman said in an email. “You gotta have rocket fuel in your veins if you’re gonna go anywhere. These guys are tanked up and ready to launch, always.” Referring to The Delta Routine’s music as rock ‘n’ roll with a bit of a pop element, Amadeus said he normally tries to take the lead on the songwriting aspect of albums by laying down some lyrics, then getting the main beat. He said, however, the band’s last album was a collaborative effort from the group. Brett Ruland, owner of Spoonful Records located at 116 E. Long St., said the rock scene is still very popular in Columbus and the turnout at The Delta Routine’s show should be pretty large. “That genre always sells well,” Ruland said. “Indie and rock are the bestsellers here.” Although Ruland said he has never heard of The Delta Routine, he said he’s open to listening to its music and getting himself and others in the rock ‘n’ roll scene familiar with it. Scarlet and Grey is located at 2203 N. High St. and will charge a $5 to $10 cover charge at the door for Sunday’s show.
FIFA have handed the Mexico Football Federation a $10,400 fine for “discriminatory and insulting chants” in the national side’s World Cup opener against GermanyThe football governing body’s disciplinary committee sanctioned Mexico on Wednesday with a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10.4k U.S.) for the chants that were aimed at Germany captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) with a fine of CHF 10,000 for the misconduct of a group of Mexican fans (cf. art. 67 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code) in relation to discriminatory and insulting chants during the first half of the 2018 FIFA World Cup match played between Germany and Mexico,” FIFA wrote, via ESPN.This is not the first time such the Mexican Football Federation have had to deal with such allegations after having been penalised 12 times by FIFA over anti-gay chants during their qualifying campaign for the World Cup.They have also received official warnings for the first two offences and were later handed another 10 fines.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…The football governing body have been taking strong actions against such offences ever since the chants that the Mexico supporters made in the 2014 World Cup – which they were unpunished for.“The decision was passed after a thorough assessment of the relevant match reports, the FMF’s precedents and the evidence provided, which included videos of the incidents as well as examples of certain sustainable actions taken by the FMF to raise awareness among its supporters,” FIFA said. “Moreover, the Disciplinary Committee gave a warning to the FMF, who may face additional sanctions in case of repeated infringements of this type.”Fellow South American sides Argentina and Chile have also been sanctioned in the past by FIFA for similar offences.Recently Mexico striker Javier Hernandez and Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian pleaded with the supporters to put an end to the chants on social media.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Sept 2015 (by Shorrell Dames @magneticmedia1) – The Ministry of Education is making a teachers’ training investment, which is expected to benefit schools in the country. Seventeen individuals have been selected to participate in the Caribbean Vocational Qualification program. The National Training Agency from Trinidad commenced training on August 24th and will run until September 11th.Permanent Secretary, Cherylann Jones says, “the introduction of the CVQ program intends to strengthen technical and vocational education in TCI.” The CVQ training, which is to be held at the Airport Inn Hotel in Provo, includes food preparation, construction, data operations, customer services, and early childhood education. Earthquake hits again in Trinidad while TCI Cabinet agrees with GPS Station in Capital Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:caribbean vocational qualification, cherylann jones, cvq, trinidad Recommended for you Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands TCI Finance team in Trinidad on ‘Road Show’
The highway between Sterling and Cooper Landing has been opening and closing as conditions in the area change due to activity and smoke from the Swan Lake fire. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fire Chief Michelle Weston with the Girdwood Fire Department took to social media to urge residents to avoid any non-necessary trip through an area with active fire, saying “Your life is worth more than any non-necessary trip”. The Swan Lake Fire is currently at 158,042 acres with 20% containment. Residents have taken to Facebook to post photos and videos while driving through highly active fire situations along the Sterling Highway. Travel on the Sterling Highway from Watson Lake to the Seward Hwy (MP 71-26) is NOT advised and is “subject to change at any time”. Weston: “We have many large fires impacting the Parks and Sterling Highways right now. Fire Conditions and wind directions can change very quickly with wind and these extremely dry fuel conditions. Fires also create their own wind dynamics.As Alaskans we expect our highways to be open to travel no matter if there is zero visibility from snow white outs or extreme fire behavior or major fatality accidents.As the public, you need to know that an open highway, may not necessarily be a safe highway.Please plan carefully your trips through areas of active fire if you have a vehicle prone to breaking down, or family members with difficulty breathing, or are not good at driving in low visibility. A vehicle accident in these conditions could prove fatal.As firefighters we see many people die tragically on a weekly basis. We just want you all to stay safe, and stay on this earth as long as you can for those who love you.Stay safe, minimize risk and we will all get through this fire season like we did the earthquake.”
BSE closes points 145.80 up on Oct 215.3K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 145.80 up on Oct 215.3K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 145.80 points up to stand at 26,575.65. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 48.35 points up to stand at 7,879.40. BEML and JINDALSTEEL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 17.03% and 7.46% along with EDELWEISS and PIIND with an increase of 7.19% and 7.08% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include SUZLON and EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. with a decrease of 4.97% and 4.57% along with SOUTHBANK and GUJRATGAS with a decrease of 3.79% and 3.34% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 113.23 points at 17,501.44 while the banking sector is up 223.04 points at 18,787.43 and the reality sector is up 37.88 points at 1,480.04. The Indian currency is down 0.05% at Rs 61.33 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 145.80 points up to stand at 26,575.65. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 48.35 points up to stand at 7,879.40. BEML and JINDALSTEEL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 17.03% and 7.46% along with EDELWEISS and PIIND with an increase of 7.19% and 7.08% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include SUZLON and EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. with a decrease of 4.97% and 4.57% along with SOUTHBANK and GUJRATGAS with a decrease of 3.79% and 3.34% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 113.23 points at 17,501.44 while the banking sector is up 223.04 points at 18,787.43 and the reality sector is up 37.88 points at 1,480.04. The Indian currency is down 0.05% at Rs 61.33 per dollar.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is BornLady Gaga (@ladygaga/Instagram)Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have reportedly ended their four-year-long relationship. As of now, fans are only speculating the reason behind the split. But if these reports are true and Bradley and Irina are officially not together as a couple, would that mean that Bradley Cooper will start dating Lady Gaga, who by the way, is also single?Earlier today, it was reported that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have decided to part ways for good. As of now, the former couple is deciding how they are going to handle the custody of their two-year-old daughter, Lea De Seine. There is no reason revealed to the fans as to why these two decided to end their committed relationship. But many are speculating who will Bradley Cooper date next? Will it be Lady Gaga?Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper starred in 2018s Academy Award-nominee movie, A Star Is Born. Their onscreen chemistry made several to believe that these two actors have breathed life into the characters. Several critics also appreciated Bradley’s portrayal of Jackson Maine — an alcoholic singer who falls in love with Ally, played by Gaga on the screen.Following the success of A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shared the stage to perform the Academy Award-winning song, “Shallow.” The beautiful night became magical after their intimate performance. At that time, several memes even surfaced online stating that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper should start dating in real life. Lady Gaga, Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre.Getty imagesIt should be noted that even Lady Gaga has parted ways with her fiancé Christian Carino in February. An insider revealed around the same time that there was no long dramatic story between these two.Now that even Bradley Cooper is reportedly single, will he start dating Lady Gaga? Well, hundreds of fans on Twitter are actually hoping that Bradley and Gaga should start dating.Check out a few tweets from the fans below:Breaking news: Bradley Cooper and his long time girlfriend Irina Shayk have broken up. Below is exclusive footage of the moment their relationship ended. pic.twitter.com/gAQRgmmKaK— Luke Diamond (@LukeDiamond19) June 7, 2019Lady Gaga checking Bradley Cooper’s relationship status online and seeing that he’s now single pic.twitter.com/PHQ23Ip5pn— Boston Gay Boy ?️? (@BostonGayBoy) June 7, 2019If Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper don’t get together by the end of this year i’m never listening to shallow ever again— jaimee delorge (@jaimeedelorge) June 7, 2019*Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have split.*Bradley and Lady Gaga shippers waiting to see them together like pic.twitter.com/I9l2nUNKlq— Siobhain (@summer0001) June 7, 2019lady gaga stealing bradley cooper’s heart from Irina Shayk pic.twitter.com/KORNgb9A0N— fan account ??? (@seltained) June 7, 2019Lady Gaga has already made it clear that she is a good friend to Bradley Cooper and there is nothing going on between them. The “Shallow” performance at the Oscars was nothing but a part of an act. It should be noted that Bradley Cooper is not dating Lady Gaga, despite what fans are speculating.
Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi. Photo: Focus BanglaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday had a meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and discussed matters of bilateral interests, including the Rohingya issue.“On the sidelines of the CHOGM, the two leaders held the meeting at Lancaster House and discussed bilateral issues,” foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque told reporters after the meeting in London.Replying to a question, he said issues like Rohingya and Teesta came up for discussions.The Bangladesh and Indian prime ministers also discussed the issue of the Commonwealth.While talking about the Rohingya issue, Haque observed that India has changed its position on this issue.“India is helping us rehabilitee the Rohingyas,” he said.The foreign secretary also said the issue of inauguration of “Bangladesh House” at Biswa Bharati University in Indian state of West Bengal in the presence of the two premiers came up for discussion.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, state minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam, PM’s principal secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, principal coordinator on the SDG affairs Md Abul Kalam Azad were present at the meeting.
The confirmation hearings of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, began with Senate Judiciary Republicans praising his qualifications and legal philosophy.“His grasp on the separation of powers — including judicial independence –enlivens his body of work,” committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said of the federal appeals court judge during his opening remarks on Monday.Democrats, however, wanted to talk about the man they believed should have been sitting there instead: former President Barack Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, who was denied a hearing by Senate Republicans during an election year. Garland and Gorsuch were nominated to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away suddenly in February 2016.“I am deeply disappointed that it is under these circumstances that we begin these hearings,” said Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.She went on to say that Democrats would give Gorsuch a courtesy that Senate Republicans did not give Garland: a fair hearing.“Our job is to determine whether Judge Gorsuch is a reasonable mainstream conservative or is he not,” Feinstein continued. She then outlined her concerns with some of Gorsuch’s past writings that hinted he opposed Roe v. Wade, calling the case a “super precedent” that legalized abortion and gave women a right to privacy.The outset of the first day of testimony underscored that the hearings would remain sharply divided along party lines, with each senator accusing the opposing side of political posturing.Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, argued that the Senate owes a president discretion in picking his judicial nominees and pointed out that Gorsuch had received the highest rating possible from the American Bar Association, the “gold standard” in vetting judicial nominees.Hatch blasted Democrats for wanting Gorsuch to outline how he would vote on certain cases, saying that to them, “judicial independence requires he be beholden to them and [their] political agenda” on issues like abortion.Other Republicans argued that Gorsuch should be judged on his own merits, legal writings and decisions — not compared to the man who nominated him.Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said, “The nominee before us today is not President Trump,” nor is he Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or Judge Garland.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joked that he was certainly no fan of Trump during the campaign and made the case that Republicans didn’t blockade Gorsuch’s nomination to allow Trump to make a nomination because most of them didn’t believe Trump would win last November.“If you believe this has been a great plan to get a Trump nominee on the court, then you had to believe Trump was going to win to begin with,” said Graham.The South Carolina Republican pointed out that he had voted to confirm President Obama’s two Supreme Court nominees, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, because they were qualified for the bench and not because he agreed with their politics. Graham urged his Democratic colleagues to give Gorsuch the same deference.“I’m dying to hear someone over there tell me why [Gorsuch] is not qualified to be sitting here,” Graham said.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed in his comments that Gorsuch’s nomination carried with it a “super legitimacy” because Trump made the Supreme Court vacancy a major campaign issue.Still, Democrats devoted many of their opening statements to push back against the so-called Republican obstructionism that they believe caused Scalia’s seat to remain vacant for more than a year.“The Judiciary Committee once stood against a court-packing scheme that would have eroded judicial independence. That was a proud moment. Now, Republicans on this committee are guilty of their own ‘court un-packing scheme,’ ” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. “The blockade of Chief Judge Merrick Garland was never grounded in principle or precedent.”Gorsuch will give his own opening statement Monday afternoon, and answer committee members’ questions on Tuesday.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share Tasos Katopodis /AFP/Getty ImagesNeil Gorsuch takes part in a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing as US President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Monday
Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise WhiteheadAt any given moment, there are about a half a million stories that need to be told about the reality of growing up and trying to grow old in Baltimore City. Stories about racial and economic inequality; about predatory policing and structural racism; about health disparities and food apartheid; about some of the people who died, like Freddie Grey and Tyrone West, Taylor Hayes and Wadell Tate; and, about all of the people who are trying to live. In the book of Acts, the apostle Paul tells his fellow shipmates that an angel told him that the ship was going to crash and in order for them to survive, they would need to hang onto the broken pieces and make their way to shore. This is what it feels like trying to grow up and grow old in some neighborhoods in our city—you do everything you can to hang onto the broken pieces and try like hell to make it to the shore.Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead (Courtesy Photo)Life in Baltimore City is complicated. It is challenging and hard. It is racially segregated and economically divided. It is a tale of two cities—one mostly White and the other mostly Black, separate and unequal. I believe that in order to understand the deep sense of helplessness, hopelessness, and malaise that hangs like a cloud over certain parts of our city, you must intentionally spend some time in both Baltimores. You have to visit the schools, the corner stores, and the churches. You have to catch the buses and walk the streets. You have to try and see what it feels like to hang onto the broken pieces and what it feels like when you do not have to do this. This is what I have been doing for the past five months as I have been conducting my unofficial ethnographic study of Baltimore’s hypersegregated Black neighborhoods. I have been trying to understand what life is like within the Black Butterfly, trying to find some answers to the questions that I have been wrestling with since 2015 when a Harvard University study concluded that out of the nation’s 100 largest jurisdictions, children born in poverty in Baltimore City have the worst chances of ever escaping it.As much as possible, I spend my time talking to young people, asking them questions and trying to listen to them. I want to see the world from their perspective. I want to hear their stories and in some small way, help to shoulder their pain. Part of the reason why I do this is because of Jason, a ninth grade student from Frederick Douglass High School. I met him in the hallway last year when I hosted a teach-in at his school. I asked him (like I asked all of the students that day) what his plans were for his life and what did he want to be when he grew up. At first, he did not respond. He turned and leaned up against the locker. He sighed and checked his phone. I just stood there, quiet, hoping that he would answer me. “My father is dead.” he said, “My brother is dead. I had two cousins, they got shot. My uncles are locked up. What do I want to be when I grow up? Nothing. I’m from Baltimore, I’m already dead.”I did not say anything. He looked at me and then turned and walked away. I wanted to go after him. I wanted to talk to him and tell him that he was going to be ok. I wanted to ensure him that he could make it, that I was going to help him, and that together we could change his future. I wanted to do and say all of this, but I did not. I felt overwhelmed. Standing in the hallway, it was hard to breathe and hard to imagine a different way forward. His life, according to the data, was being shaped by racially segregated neighborhoods, poverty, poor schools, subpar housing, drugs, gangs and a history of racism; his response showed that he had been listening, he had been watching, and he is no longer waiting for someone or something to come along and save him. He did not believe that he could be saved and, on that day, standing in the hallway, listening to his story, I failed to tell him that he could. I will not fail again.Karsonya Wise Whitehead is the #blackmommyactivist and an associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. She is the host of “Today With Dr. Kaye” on WEAA 88.9 FM and the author of the forthcoming “Dispatches from Baltimore: The Birth of the Black Mommy Activist.” She lives in Baltimore City with her husband and their two sons.The opinions on this page are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the AFRO.Send letters to The Afro-American • 1531 S. Edgewood St. Baltimore, MD 21227 or fax to 1-877-570-9297 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kolkata: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deposited jewellery and cash that was seized from the house and flat of former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, to Ghatal Sub-Divisional Court on Tuesday.The CID had initiated a probe on the basis of a complaint lodged with Daspur police station against some police officers, including the then West Midnapore SP Bharati Ghosh, on alleged charges of extortion.It may be recalled that the CID officers had moved before the Midnapore Court on September 3, with a plea seeking permission to deposit the seized jewellery and cash to the court. The court had directed officers of the investigating agency to deposit the same with Ghatal Sub-Divisional Court by September 11. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn Tuesday morning, CID officers were found reaching Ghatal Sub-Divisional Court with five trunks in a police van.It may be recalled that the CID had filed a chargesheetin connection with the case before Ghatal Court in West Midnapore on June 29. There were names of nine people including Ghosh in the chargesheet.Ghosh and her bodyguard Sujit Mondal were shown as absconding by the CID in the chargesheet. A few days ago, Mondal had managed to escape from the custody of Mumbai Police.
Kolkata: Italy is seeking Indian mechanical engineering students for their fast growing automobile Industry, especially in Lombardy. This was announced by Prof. Gianpiero Mastinu, Secretary General cum Cluster Manager of Lombardy Mobility Cluster at the sidelines of the Bengal Global Business Summit on Friday.”We are in the process of visiting IITs here in India and we hope to see students from India who will choose Italy as their destination for higher learning,” Mastinu said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe is a full-time professor of Ground Vehicle Engineering at the department of mechanical engineering, who was a part of the 28-member delegation that visited the BGBS, thanks to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to Italy in September last year, with an aim to push for developing relationship from province to province. “We have an excellent institute – Politecnico Milano 1863, which is number one in Italy and ranked 17th among 4,000 similar universities in the world. There are about 42,000 students and it’s a centre of high standards that invites application from final year students of mechanical engineering from India,” he maintained. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs a follow-up of BGBS, the Lombardy Mobility Cluster will consider the many projects in connection with which they can collaborate with the state government in areas like logistics, intelligent transport systems, etc. Fabrizio Sala, Deputy Chief Minister of Lombardy region, said that they can work with Bengal in the area of green technology. “We want to promote research innovation together with Bengal. We have a National Research centre in Lombardy. We feel research has to be initiated as a joint effort to benefit both sides. We have found that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is very decisive and a very active person,” he said, adding that research in life science, smart cities and aerospace can be taken up.
Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take legal action against a private firm for sending fake SMS alertssaying that different areas in the city have been identified as dengue-prone by the civic authorities. The message reads: “KMC has put your area on dengue alert. Ensure your family is safe. Spray Kala HIT Lime Fresh to kill deadly mosquitoes.” Criticising the alert, Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh said the KMC will take legal action against the firm. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”KMC has not sounded any dengue alert. It is a deliberate attempt to create panic among the people to increase the sale of their product,” Ghosh said. People started receiving the alert on their cell phones on Wednesday. Soon, KMC’s Health department was flooded with phone calls. Ghosh said for the past few years, some groups with vested interest were trying to create dengue panic in the city. But the reality is that the number of dengue cases has gone down considerably. He said a plan to combat the disease has been chalked out and the areas where there was dengue outbreak in 2018, have been identified. The civic teams are visiting those areas and talking to those afflicted with the disease. Rallies were held throughout the city on February 2 to create awareness among the people. The KMC is also constantly keeping in touch with the state Health department.
Ford on Friday announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in the artificial intelligence startup Argo AI.The automaker has acquired majority ownership of Pittsburgh, Penn.-based Argo AI, which was founded by Google and Uber self-driving car veterans Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander. Going forward, the startup will work to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle, which is expected to arrive in 2021.Salesky, Argo’s CEO, formerly served as director of hardware development for self-driving cars at Google. Rander, the company’s COO, was previously Uber’s engineering lead. Both are alumni of Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Engineering Center.Ford said this investment puts it in a better place to bring self-driving cards to market in the near term. The Argo AI team will initially focus on supporting Ford’s autonomous vehicle development and production efforts, but may in the future look to license this technology to other companies.Argo’s roboticists and engineers will work alongside the team developing Ford’s virtual driver system, described as “the machine-learning software that acts as the brain of autonomous vehicles.” By the end of this year, Argo expects to employ more than 200 people at the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters and at sites near Detroit and Silicon Valley.”The next decade will be defined by the automation of the automobile, and autonomous vehicles will have as significant an impact on society as Ford’s moving assembly line did 100 years ago,” Ford President and CEO Mark Fields said in a statement. “As Ford expands to be an auto and a mobility company, we believe that investing in Argo AI will create significant value for our shareholders by strengthening Ford’s leadership in bringing self-driving vehicles to market in the near term and by creating technology that could be licensed to others in the future.”Last year, Ford was among a group that invested $6.6 million in Civil Maps, a California start-up working on AI-powered mapping software for self-driving cars. Enroll Now for Free 2 min read February 13, 2017 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on PCMag
Travelweek Group CG Journeys’ new Russia fam visits both Moscow & St. Petersburg Tags: FAM, Moscow, St. Petersburg Tuesday, June 18, 2019 TORONTO — CG Journeys has a new fam to Russia that includes all the top sights of Moscow and St. Petersburg.Departing Sept. 12-21 from either JFK or LAX, the 10-day ‘Russia’s Two Capitals and Golden Ring’ fam starts in Moscow with visits to the Red Square, the world-famous Kremlin and a city bus tour. From there, agents will journey to Sergiev Posad followed by a tour of the Holy Tirnity-St. Sergius Lavra.After transport to Pereslavl-Zalessky where they’ll enjoy a city tour and welcome dinner, agents will then visit Suzdal to explore the Suzdal Kremlin and Euthymius Monastery.A high-speed Sapsan train – business class – will then take agents to St. Petersburg, where they’ll embark on a panoramic city tour that includes Peter and Paul Fortress followed by lunch at Taleon hotel. After lunch, agents will visit the famous Faberge Museum and enjoy free time during which they can take in a performance at the Mariinsky Theatre or shop with a personal guide.More news: Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyOther highlights in St. Petersburg include the Peterhoff Palace, often referred to as the ‘Russian Versailles’, the famous Catherine Palace in Pushkin, the Hermitage and the Winter Palace. A farewell dinner at the Four Seasons closes the tour.The fam is priced at $1,850 (single) and includes: international and domestic flights with Aeroflot Airlines from JFK or LAX; two nights’ accommodation at the four-star Azimuth hotel Smolenskaya, Moscow; two nights’ accommodation at the four-star Azimuth hotel Pereslavl; four nights’ accommodation at the five-star Belmond Grand Europe hotel; all breakfasts and lunches and three dinners; transportation, tours, museum and attractions entry and English-speaking guide as per program; Business class high-speed train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersburg; Moscow walking city tour; and city tours of Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl, Suzdal and St. Petersburg.For more information call 1-800-668-8401 or visit cgjourneys.com. Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>