Rohit vs Bravo, Raina vs Malinga: CSK vs MI promises to be a blockbuster clash

first_img Ajay Tiwari ChennaiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 19:50 IST IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya looks like a man on a mission this season (Courtesy BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSEarlier in the 2019 IPL, Mumbai Indians snapped Chennai Super Kings’ 3-match winning streakDhoni has led CSK to 3 IPL titles – a feat only matched by his counterpart in the MI campMalinga will be up against one of CSK’s batting mainstays over the years in Suresh RainaCrowd favourites and 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are set to host Mumbai Indians, their most formidable opponents at the Chepauk tonight at Chepauk. The clash, which has already attained the status of ‘El Clasico’ of the IPL, more often than not throws up a number of interesting battles between the superstars present on both sides.Earlier in the 2019 IPL, Mumbai Indians snapped Chennai Super Kings’ 3-match winning streak. Here’s a look at the key battles to look out for as CSK host MI in Round 2 of what could be an exciting clash:1. Chahar vs ChaharDouble first cousins Deepak and Rahul Chahar have come a long way from playing cricket together in the bylanes of Agra to the most prestigious T20 tournament in the world right now. But tonight in Chennai one should rest assured that as any sibling rivalry goes, Deepak and Rahul will be trying to outdo each other by any means possible to help their teams’ case.While Deepak has been a revelation in IPL 2019 with 14 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 6.95 his younger cousin is not far behind with 9 wickets from just 7 matches at a miserly economy of 6.61. Both are currently the second-highest wicket-takers for their respective teams and would want to reclaim the top spot tonight. Sadly, only one would end up on the winning side.2. Slinga vs Run MachineLasith Malinga might not be the enforcer he was in his heyday but the Sri Lankan toe-crusher is already an IPL legend. He has taken the most wickets in the history of the Indian Premier League (162). This season he has picked up 8 wickets in 6 matches at a strike-rate of 16.62 but he has been expensive as the economy rate of 9.02 suggests.advertisementMalinga will be up against one of CSK’s batting mainstays over the years in Suresh Raina, who has been in a tussle with Virat Kohli for the leading run-scorer in the IPL. Raina has been a prolific run-scorer for CSK over the years with a total of 5230 runs at a healthy strike-rate of 137.59. However, like Malinga, Raina too has found the going a bit tough this year with 245 runs in 11 matches at an average of 24.50 and a strike-rate of 121.89.Both these stalwarts would be looking for redemption no matter the larger battles at stake and whoever comes out trumps could not just decide the fate of the match but also their team’s fortune in the IPL 2019.3. Who will be the ‘Champion’ of all-rounders?At more than 35 years of age, Dwayne Bravo is in the twilight of his cricket career. But the ‘Champion’ all-rounder takes a lot of pride in wearing the Yellow jersey as has been evident by his 9 wickets from 6 matches at an excellent strike-rate of 13.44.He will be up against Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who despite having a difficult time in the recent past, has shown glimpses of his raw talent in IPL 2019. Pandya is the third-highest scorer for his team this season with 241 runs at an average of 40.16 and an excellent strike-rate of 189.76. Adding the 8 wickets he has taken for MI to this tally, it looks like Pandya is finally owning up the role everyone has been expecting him to since his debut.Though Pandya edges ahead of Bravo in batting terms, the West Indian has the knack of surprising many at regular intervals – just like he does with his slower balls.Note: MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja’s absence will be a big blow for CSK on Friday as they look to seal their spot in the playoffsAlso Read | The MS Dhoni connection with the Parags: From Ranji Trophy 1999 to IPL 2019Also Read | Rohit Sharma says CSK vs MI is El Clasico of IPL. He is right and here’s whyFor 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 IPL 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Mumbai Indians Rohit vs Bravo, Raina vs Malinga: CSK vs MI promises to be a blockbuster clashIPL 2019: As Chennai Super Kings host Mumbai Indians tonight in Chennai we take a look at some key player battles ahead of the all-important clash at Chepauk.advertisementlast_img read more


Why We Love Fitzrovia, London

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Fitzrovia is enjoying something of a renaissance right now. The grid of streets nestled behind Tottenham Court road and Oxford Street has rapidly become the neighborhood to hang in, since the untouchable East end galleries collectively left Vyner Street behind and replanted themselves here in search of a fresh scene. Follow our micro guide for the most awesome spots this district has to offer.PlayBy now, Fitzrovia is London’s most vibrant art spot. Wandering through the tangle of mainly pedestrianised streets you’ll find a great balance of edgy independent spaces alongside established and commercial galleries. Don’t miss Nettie Horn for cutting-edge contemporary and highly emotive work, the Hanmi Gallery for a mixed bag of emerging and existing artists and The Photographer’s Gallery for their consistently brilliant schedule and in-house bookshop.Eat & DrinkKaffeine on Great Titchfield Street is highly regarded as London’s best coffee shop and the proof is in the coffee. If you’re in need of some morning rocket fuel, The Manual recommend trying the coffee flight; a single shot espresso, a single shot cappuccino and a cold brew cascara refresher. Trust us, you’ll be raring to go…Italian seafood restaurant Pescatori. Located on Charlotte Street, in the heart of Fitzrovia, this charming family-run eatery is a must-visit for fish fanatics. You absolutely must start the meal with some Jersey Rock Oysters. Ridiculously tasty and impossibly fresh, we couldn’t get enough of them. If, like us, you feel spoilt for choice when choosing your main, the super friendly staff are seriously clued up on every dish and are happy to make a recommendation tailored to your taste buds.If you’re still standing, take advantage of one of the many cocktail joints that Fitzrovia has to offer. Our favorite is Reverend JW Simpson on Goodge Street, christened in ode to its former occupant – look out for scraps of the predecessor’s wallpaper and flooring amongst the luxe new fittings FYI. The atmosphere is designed to feel like a private drinks party so you can expect your cocktails to be mixed and prepared at your own table and complimentary snacks all night long. All in all, a suitably suave end to a day in Fitzrovia.SleepThe London Edition Hotel. Opened by Studio 54 founder Ian Schrager late last year, the Edition has already cemented its place among London’s most exclusive hotels. Whether you opt for a guest room or splash out on a loft suite, the stylish and timeless interior is faultless. The Edition also houses a fantastic restaurant and two astoundingly beautiful bars. Our favorite is The Punch Room. Think molded ceilings, oak panelled grandeur and stately intimacy. 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 The Best American Liqueurlast_img read more


Education Changes Coming in September

first_img Work is underway for the remaining September action items, including: created a streamlined curriculum with a focus on math and literacy for grades Primary to 3 developed a provincewide code of conduct that will apply to all schools and boards discontinued homework guidelines and held a survey on new homework standards realigned the department structure to be more in line with the action plan established a Centre for Learning Excellence in March as part of the department’s realignment added more hands-on learning activities for developing technology skills, including Brilliant Labs provided targeted funding to school boards for math mentors provided funding for early intervention support in math for students in grades Primary to 3 provided funding to early intervention programs to address the waitlist a Minister’s Forum for Teaching Excellence an Inter-University Chair in Research a Business Education Council a Transition Task Force of public school educators, universities, and the NSCC The school year ends Tuesday, June 30, but the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will keep busy preparing for changes to the education system in September. “I wish all students, teachers and school support staff a safe and happy summer,” said Karen Casey, Education and Early Childhood Development Minister. “The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will remain busy as we continue to prepare for changes to the education system coming in September.” The Nova Scotia Action Plan on Education will renew, rebuild and refocus the education system over the next five years, with many actions being implemented this September. It was based on the feedback of more than 19,000 Nova Scotians, including teachers, students, school support staff, school boards, universities and the business community. Since the plan was announced in January, the province has: One action item in the plan will be amended. Provincial assessments in literacy and mathematics in Grade 3 and Grade 8 will be maintained so curriculum changes can be assessed provincewide. The change is supported by feedback from teachers and administrators. “I continue to ask at every step of implementation ‘Is this in the best interest of students?’ If something is not, we will change it. In this case, we believe that at this time, it is important to maintain the provincial assessments to see how the new curriculum benefits students,” said Ms. Casey. To view the June progress update on the Action Plan, visit http://novascotia.ca/education .last_img read more


Government denies claims it has launched crackdown on opposition

The Government has denied claims it has launched a crackdown on the opposition.Minister P. Harrison said that opposition members who were arrested recently, were arrested following months of investigations. He said that the no one was abducted in ‘white vans’ like in the past.Opposition members Udaya Gamanpila and Muhammad Muzammil were arrested over the past few days. Following the arrests, the opposition charged that the Government was engaged in a witch-hunt on the opposition. (Colombo Gazette) read more


University libraries struggle to stock journals priced in US dollars

Canadian dollar coins are displayed on a map of North America on January 9, 2014 in Montreal. Students and faculty at some of Canada’s post-secondary schools may soon have a tougher time doing research because the low loonie is forcing libraries to rethink what journals and books they stock. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 27, 2016 9:47 am MDT Last Updated Jan 27, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email University libraries struggle to stock journals priced in U.S. dollars TORONTO – Students and faculty at some of Canada’s post-secondary schools may soon have a tougher time doing research because the low loonie is forcing libraries to rethink what journals and books they stock.“The drop in the loonie has definitely decreased our purchasing power,” Jo Anne Newyear-Ramirez, the associate university librarian for collections management at the University of British Columbia library, said in an interview.Journal subscriptions are often priced in U.S. dollars, and most university libraries pay for a majority of their collection purchases in American dollars.When the loonie started dropping against the U.S. dollar in the 2013-14 fiscal year, Newyear-Ramirez said, UBC library cancelled about $1.2 million worth of journal subscriptions.This year, the library halted some of its buying, she said, and plans to cancel more journals in the next fiscal year beginning April 1.It’s “really tough” to decide what to cancel, said Newyear-Ramirez, who adds the library has already cut any material that may not have a direct impact if unavailable.“I really feel if we have to do any further cancellations, it is going to affect folks,” she said, adding she’s petitioned the university for more funding.The library is not alone in its conundrum.“We’re all facing the same issue,” Newyear-Ramirez said, adding she often speaks to colleagues at universities across Canada about operational cost woes.Many of the Ontario Council of University Libraries’ 21 members anticipated spending eight to 12 per cent less in the upcoming year, the OCUL said in an open letter this past summer.Multiple members have already enacted varying degrees of cutbacks.Western University libraries, for example, announced in December that they froze new serials subscriptions, reduced book purchases and cancelled some serials to help reduce spending for this fiscal year and the next.Despite the University of Ottawa library receiving a onetime $500,000 budget top-up, it still had to trim more than $560,000 in serials and database costs, the library announced in July. It warned that additional cuts may be required in the 2016-17 fiscal year.Some universities’ libraries have managed to keep their subscriptions so far, but are still feeling some financial strain.The University of Toronto libraries, for example, prepared reserve funds in anticipation of a low loonie, said Caitlin Tillman, the associate chief librarian for collections and materials management. Still, she’s noticed a “substantial” difference in cost when paying U.S.-dollar invoices this year.While she’s yet to cancel any subscriptions, Tillman said the library will be unable to purchase a lot of the special collections, like works at the Thomas Fisher rare book library, that it’s been able to afford in the past.“As a cultural institution, we really are taking a hit.”What if the loonie drops to below 60 cents US, as predicted by some doomsayers? “That’ll be tight,” Tillman said.Such cuts can damage a university’s reputation, she added, and make it more difficult for faculty and students to conduct their research.And when it comes to purchasing library materials, Newyear-Ramirez said the loonie is only part of a bigger problem: the quick pace at which academic journal prices tend to rise. Librarians have coined the steeply rising prices the serials crisis.Since 2009, Newyear-Ramirez said, the UBC library has trimmed about $3.6 million in journal subscriptions.“Even if we were to have a strong dollar again, I think you would still hear that we’re having issues with the pricing around this material.”———Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter read more


Argentine experts to help in restoration of Guyanas deteriorating art

Two internationally recognized Argentine experts in conservation and restoration of works of art will be visiting Guyana between September 2 to 9, 2017.This visit is a result of a collaborative effort between the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, and the Government of Argentina, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, involving the restoration and conservation, over a period of time, of a number of works of art belonging to the National Collection of Art housed at the National Gallery of Art, Castellani House.The project will be implemented by the “Taller Area” of the Cultural Heritage Research Institute (TAREA-IIPC) at the National University of San Martín (UNSAM) located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The project will be conducted in coordination and collaboration between the National Gallery of Art of Guyana and the experts of TAREA-IIPC UNSAM.The travel of the Argentine experts will be financed by the Fund for South-South Cooperation administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina.According to a joint release from the Education Ministry and the Argentina Embassy in Guyana, “this visit is essentially an exploratory mission in which the Argentine team will be conducting a first assessment of the damaged works of art, most of them oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, canvas boards, tentest and tentest lined with fabric, after which a proposal will be put in place on the way forward to implement the project.”The team will consist of Néstor Barrio, Dean of the Research Institute on the Cultural Patrimony, and Ms Damasia Gallegos, Director of the “Taller Tarea”.In 2014, Guyana’s National Gallery of Art, Castellani House, discovered that a number of its prized paintings and works from its Repository of the National Collection had deteriorated due to several factors, and as a consequence were endangered.“It was therefore considered necessary to restore the affected works. Unfortunately, Guyana does not possess the necessary technical competence to counteract the state of deterioration” said the release.This realization saw the then Director of Culture, Dr James Rose meeting with Ambassador Luis Alberto Martino on March 16, 2015, to discuss collaborative efforts between Guyana and Argentina to “treat damaged paintings”.As a result of this, the International Cooperation Department of the Argentine Foreign Ministry confirmed the availability of a team of the UNSAM to put this project in motion.TAREA-IIPC UNSAM is a research and training institute that has extensive experience in international and regional collaboration of conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural heritage and works of art.According to the joint statement, the TAREA-IIPC UNSAM experts will create and install capabilities and create a pool of human resources that will receive further training in the next stages of the project.During their stint in Guyana, the Argentine experts will undertake the following tasks:– Works of art will be meticulously examined by experts of TAREA-IIPC UNSAM and assessment of conditions and needs for restoration and conservation will be conducted.– Identification of the material and techniques needed in order to restore and conserve works of art, in order to consolidate the future exhibitions of the Guyana National Collection of Art.– Identification of a pool of resource persons from the National Gallery of Art and other cultural institutions of Guyana, who will receive training in conservation and restoration.The persons who will participate in the training will be selected from the various cultural institutions proposed by Guyana. Participants will be drawn from the National Gallery of Art, the E.R. Burrowes School of Art, the University of Guyana, the National Archives, the National Trust, the National Museum, the Museum of African Heritage and the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology.According to the joint statement, the project will have an impact on research and teaching that is developed in TAREA-IIPC UNSAM. “The possibility of involving other University actors in the project will be explored, for instance teachers, researchers and students. In particular the possibility to sign bilateral cooperation agreements to increase student and teacher mobility between UNSAM and institutions of higher education involved in art training in Guyana, which will also promote the internationalization of higher education and training between our countries.”This large-scale project will certainly serve to further strengthen ties between Guyana and Argentina and to spread awareness of preserving all expressions of the cultural heritage, among which conservation and restoration of art play a central role.“As a matter of fact, this collaboration will see a number of Guyanese immensely benefiting from capacity building in this area via a series of workshops and training sessions” said the joint statement. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana will continue to work towards deepening, strengthening continental cooperation – President GrangerJuly 10, 2016In “Local News”Natural Resources Ministry breaks new ground in partnership with ArgentinaSeptember 17, 2014In “Business”Preservation of murals/artwork at CJIAC underwayJanuary 19, 2018In “Entertainment” read more


Private Sector says right to scrutinise Budget should not be hijacked

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“I am angry, I am furious with the irresponsibility of Parliament” – PSC Member reacts to Guyana being blacklistedNovember 21, 2013In “Politics”PSC, GTUC, FITUG: Govt deliberately avoiding meeting with stakeholdersDecember 15, 2016In “latest news”Opposition walks out of AML Select Committee MeetingFebruary 4, 2014In “Politics” …says Monday’s chaos in Parliament should never reoccurThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has noted “with great concern” the events which took place on Monday, December 11, in the National Assembly.Noting that the objective of Parliament is to allow deliberation on questions of interest to the nation, and to arrive at the will of the Assembly in a civilised manner, the PSC says it firmly believes that Parliament is the forum where members must be free to challenge each other, including the Honourable Speaker, as they pursue the relentless representation of the people of Guyana.PSC Chairman, Eddie BoyerThe PSC alluded to the fact that the procedures to be followed by Members of Parliament in the conduct of their deliberations were clearly set out and the methods for dealing with dissenters were also established.“Members enjoy certain privileges when seated in Parliament and, if these are abused, are subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Speaker in consultation with the Privileges Committee. The involvement of law enforcement, apart from being an unacceptable overreaction, is an unfortunate occurrence. It does not augur well for our democracy. Any such display of lawlessness should never reoccur,” the PSC said in a statement.“The damage has already been done, but the Commission expects that all involved will critically review the events of Monday. It is a time to analyse and reflect on the negative impact these have had on our nation’s image internationally,” the PSC urged.Chaos in the National Assembly on MondayThe Commission also stated that in the interest of the nation, parliamentarians have a right to seek clarification and a full understanding of the Budget as approved by Parliament. “The debate should not be hijacked. The Budget affects the life of each and every Guyanese and discussions around it are necessary,” the PSC contended.There should be patience and understanding on both sides of the floor, the PSC added. read more


Amazonie le trafic de bois menace la population indigène

first_imgAmazonie : le trafic de bois menace la population indigèneLe Brésil affirme lutter contre le trafic de bois qui sévit en Amazonie et menace la population indigène. Un risque dénoncé par l’organisation Survival International, qui s’inquiète notamment de la survie des Awa, un peuple installé dans l’État du Maranhão, au nord de la région Nord-Est du pays.L’exploitation forestière illégale et l’installation des colons représente une réelle menace pour les peuples indigènes d’Amazonie. Une situation dénoncée par l’association Survival, qui tente de venir en aide à ces populations, et contre laquelle les autorités brésiliennes affirment lutter “avec détermination”, pour préserver, notamment, le peuple Awa, installé dans l’Etat du Maranhão, au Nord-Est du pays.Alors qu’une récente étude menée par l’Institut brésilien du développement révèle qu’il existe un bûcheron, un éleveur, ou un côlon clandestin pour chaque Awa vivant dans la forêt amazonienne, la ministre des Droits de l’homme Maria do Rosario a déclaré devant la presse que cette lutte était “une tâche qui doit être accomplie avec la plus grande détermination par l’Etat brésilien”. “Nous travaillons avec beaucoup de force et de détermination” a-t-elle encore assuré citée par l’AFP. Néanmoins, Survival évoque aujourd’hui un véritable “génocide” et affirme que les Awas “sont en voie de disparition”. 360 chasseurs-cueilleurs nomades ont été formellement recensés, et ils ne seraient qu’une centaine d’autres à vivre de façon isolée. Le ministère des Droits de l’Homme a indiqué que La Fondation nationale de l’indien (Funai) menait “des opérations de surveillance dans les terres indigènes qui sont des terres traditionnellement occupées par les Awas. Il existe des opérations conjointes avec la police pour défendre les droits de ces peuples”, a-t-il assuré tandis que Survival mise sur la notoriété de l’acteur Colin Firth pour alerter l’opinion publique. Le comédien britannique a en effet accepté de prêter son image à une campagne de sensibilisation à la cause de ce peuple, “la tribu la plus menacée de la Terre” selon l’association.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une grande partie des Awa n’a jamais eu aucun contact avec des non-indiens avant l’année 1999. Et ce peuple est loin d’être le seul à vivre sous la menace des étrangers, de leur hostilité, comme des maladies qu’ils apportent et contre lesquelles les indigènes ne sont pas immunisés. 77 tribus ainsi isolées existent en Amazonie selon Survival. Pour en savoir plus sur la tribu la plus menacée du monde, rendez-vous sur le site de Survival :http://www.survivalfrance.org/ (lien non disponible)Le 23 mai 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Temporary Crestline school ready for students with video

first_imgKindergartner Jonathan Martinez, 5, looks toward his mother, Esmeralda Martinez, while playing with plastic cubes in his new classroom. In the background, his teacher, Katie Conner, right, talks to his sister Lorena, 16, during the open house for the public to get their first look at the temporary home of Crestline Elementary School. When school opens Wednesday, the Crestline Elementary School community will be reunited under one roof, seven months after a fire destroyed their school.o 4 to 6 p.m. today: Crestline family open house at temporary Crestline Elementary, 18110 S.E. 34th St.o 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3: Groundbreaking for new Crestline at the site of the original school, 13003 S.E. Seventh St.After the Feb. 3 fire, classes were divided by grade level at five elementary schools in Evergreen Public Schools.“The community was torn apart,” said John Deeder, the district’s superintendent. “Now we’re together. We couldn’t be happier. It’s a great facility.”About 500 Crestline students and 50 staff will spend this school year in a temporary school carved from 68,645 square feet of space in the Hewlett-Packard/SEH America building, 18110 S.E. 34th St.Working with LSW Architects and Team Construction, the district has created a welcoming learning environment in the cavernous space that once housed high-tech workers.The public had an opportunity to tour the temporary Crestline Elementary School on Wednesday.“Hi, sweetie!” said Mary Krzysiak, greeting her former student, Kendra Short, 10.Kendra and her mom, Reland Short, were touring the school to see where the fifth-grader would spend her last year as a Crestline Lion.“It feels good because we get to see people from other grades here,” Kendra said.Kellie Morgan, a fourth-grade teacher, was putting finishing touches on her new classroom and preparing to begin her 10th year at Crestline. Like other teachers, she had lost in the fire about 2,000 books and other teaching supplies she had purchased with her own money during her career.last_img read more


Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong

first_img Load More Big trouble in little China Casino magnate Pansy Ho is set to defend the actions of the Hong Kong government in response to recent city-wide protests in a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council this week – the first time one of Macau’s top casino executives has issued any definitive opinion on the issue.Details of Ho’s speech, to be delivered on behalf of the Hong Kong Federation of Women in Geneva on Tuesday, were obtained by the South China Morning Post with the 57-year-old describing the controversial extradition bill that prompted the protests as “well-intended.” RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Making reference to a high-profile 2018 murder case in which a Hong Kong citizen who fled back home after allegedly killing his girlfriend in Taiwan couldn’t be prosecuted, Ho will reportedly accuse radical protesters of hijacking the issue and using it as “propaganda to undermine the Hong Kong government’s authority to protect the rights of one of its citizens even in her death.”Expressing concerns over the “damaging impact” the protests could have on Hong Kong in the long-term, she will also defend the actions of police in the wake of recent footage showing clashes with protesters and the use of tear gas.“Tear gas and rubber bullets are tools used by police forces around the world, and are not unique to the Hong Kong police,” Ho says in her speech. “Used according to law enforcement procedures, tear gas and rubber bullets are an effective way to create a distance between the police and the protesters, and to avoid close physical confrontation and resulting injuries.”While the South China Morning Post said it was unclear if the speech has been endorsed by Beijing, it represents a significant political move by Ho given that the re-tendering of Macau’s casino licenses is less than three years away.One of the Macau gaming industry’s most influential figures, Ho is Co-Chairwoman and Executive Director of casino concessionaire MGM China, of which she holds a 22.49% stake, and a key member of the consortium that owns 53% of Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, SA (STDM). STDM in turn owns 54% of SJM Holdings, another of Macau’s six concessionaires.Ho is also Group Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings, which owns ferry operator TurboJet and has interests in an array of business and residential developments across Macau. She is ranked number 10 on IAG’s Power 50 list of Asia’s most influential gaming executives. Ferry service provider TurboJET falls into loss as Hong Kong protests, bridge opening impact key Macau routelast_img read more


Alaska News Nightly Friday May 27 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioIn stalemated Legislature, ‘Musk Ox’ may hold the keyRachel Waldholz, Alaska Public Media – JuneauThe Legislature is on Day 126 of what was supposed to be a 90 day session — and many Alaskans are wondering, what’s taking so long?Attorneys in Sockeye fire case ask for more time to prepare, grantedEllen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAttorneys for the two defendants in the Sockeye fire case have asked for more time from the court to prepare a case for trial.Fire managers urge caution heading into Memorial Day weekendLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaskans will be headed outdoors to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer for many, but fire managers are reminding state residents that the risk of wildfire is extremely high and they are urging caution.Young, Murkowski to do ‘double whammy’ on energy billLiz Ruskin, Aaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Alaska Congressman Don Young will have a say in drafting the final version of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s energy modernization bill. That’s because the U.S. House passed its own energy bill this week, to match the Murkowski bill already passed in the Senate. House leaders then picked Young to serve on the conference committee that will negotiate a compromise between the two bills.Researchers study economics of permit ownership, lossMolly Dischner, KDLG – DillinghamWhen the Bristol Bay salmon fishery was limited, about half the permits were issued to watershed residents. In the decades since, some have stayed in with residents, and others have left.Ruby Marine purchases Inland Barge Service as barge season beginsTim Bodony, KIYU – GalenaAs another barge season in the Interior gets into full swing, there is one less Nenana-based company offering services.AK: Young ‘Bio Blitzers’ explore and examine the Arctic environmentMolly Rettig, KUAC – FairbanksLast week a group of scientists traveled to a small village in the Arctic to find as many different species as they could. It was happening all over the country in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. But it had special meaning in Anaktuvuk Pass, where the local Inupiaq people live a subsistence lifestyle inside of a national park.49 Voices: Bret Connor of AnchorageAmmon Swenson, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week, we’re hearing from Bret Connor in Anchorage. Connor designs and sells his own line of clothing called Hulin Alaskan Design.last_img read more


Everyone Is Special In Tenth Doctor Comic Tale

first_imgThe Tenth Doctor’s illustrated adventures continue in part two of “Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth,” available now from Titan Comics.Stranded in Ancient China, the Doctor, Gabby, and Noobis manage to locate their kidnapped companion inside a giant fortress.But when Gabby ventures inside, she doesn’t find her friend Cindy—she finds 500 clones, all clamoring to probe the “funny-looking” outsider.A modern (er, ancient?) take on the classic Autons—robots that resemble plastic mannequins, animated as soldiers by the Nestene Consciousness—these copies are the product of a Nestene-like entity “trying to learn how to manipulate matter at an even more complex level than plastic,” the Doctor muses.That entity is the Red Jade General who, previously disguised as a red TARDIS, trapped the Doctor and his companions in a dream world where their every secret desire was catered to—at a terrible cost.via Titan ComicsManaging to break free from the waking nightmare, the friends fled, but not before the General snatched Cindy.“I took her because I was intrigued,” he explained. “Somehow she’d managed to resist my psychic influence. I wanted to understand her qualities—as an individual… To know what makes her special.”With the help of her 500 clones, which band together to fight the General, Gabby finds the real Cindy. Meanwhile, the Doctor snaps his fingers to save the day.But the story is not over, according to Father Wu Wei, who tells his son Li that “We were in the story.”“As the Xian is guardian to this whole world, and many others, so are we to this land,” he said, setting up a future installment of the tale.Part two of “Shaprter Than a Serpent’s Tooth,” written by Nick Abadzis (Laika, Pigs Might Fly) and illustrated by Giorgia Sposito, is on sale now in print for $8 via Titan.Writer, cartoonist, and graphic novelist Abadzis has penned many a Doctor Who comic story; he also designed a cover for issue 15 of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor. Sposito, an Italian artist, has had work featured in a number of Who books.last_img read more


Bengal govt looks to cut down on avoidable expenditure

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a high level meeting on Thursday at Nabanna Sabhaghar, to ensure ways to cut down on avoidable expenditure.The state government has already issued a memorandum on Monday, stating the steps that need to be taken to cut down on avoidable non-plan expenditure.All the ministers and minister of states will be present in the meeting. Malay De, Chief Secretary, Virendra, Director General of Police, Surajit Kar Purkayastha, State Security Advisor, Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Police, officers of joint secretary and above rank of all departments and state government undertaking companies, will also be present in the meeting that will be convened at 1 pm. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn the meeting, the Chief Minister will be discussing all the issues related to the measures need to be taken to cut down on avoidable expenditure.As stated in the memorandum, 15 measures have been suggested to check the expenses. Conferences and seminars must be held in government premises, instead of in any hotel or private facility without approval of the Chief Secretary and ostentatious decoration of the venues shall be stopped.No lavish reception or meet shall be organised without approval of the Chief Secretary. At the same time, offering of bouquet and expensive gifts and mementos to greet dignitaries, apart from state guests and the dignitaries coming from outside the state, should also be stopped. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPMoreover, the lunch packet in meetings should be kept simple and cost of refreshments should be restricted.Restricting expenditure on stationery for participants in any meeting, it has been stated that at maximum, writing pad and a simple pen can be given. Only a simple bag may be given in very special cases.Most importantly, stress has been given on video conferencing to avoid frequent meetings at the state headquarters or regional headquarters, in which field officers from districts need to travel long distances. There should not be any expenditure to beautify or furnish office rooms, guest houses, etc. and “the head of the department can accord necessary approval to such expenditure of not more than Rs 5 lakh for any financial year”.Bar has also been imposed on purchase of new vehicles for “meeting operational requirement” of the departments, for providing essential and emergency services. Finance department’s approval is a must for purchasing and hiring of new vehicles.At the same time, restriction has also been imposed on fuel consumption for both operational and non-operational vehicles and officers are to be provided a pool vehicle, as per entitlement, instead of individual vehicles.In a bid to save power consumption, installation of air-conditioners shall be made as per existing entitlement of officers. Officers should visit Delhi and other states only when it is absolutely necessary, with appropriate authority’s permission and it has to be in economy class of a flight for travelling within the country. There shall be no foreign trips, unless specifically approved by the state government.Creation of posts has to be approved, only after being scrutinised by the State Level Committee.It may be mentioned that the next cabinet meeting will be held on July 5 from 5 pm onwards.last_img read more


Qantas pushes for transtasman tieup

first_imgFlying Kangaroo “continuing to work through approval process.” Image: Google Maps Despite the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently granting Qantas and Emirates interim approval for their proposed alliance, the regulatory body has denied the two carriers a trans-tasman union, a decision Qantas is trying to reverse.Qantas affirms that all airlines require flexibility in the ways capacity is arranged on particular routes on the trans-tasman, responding to market demand, the New Zealand Herald reported.“Although co-ordination in relation to New Zealand was not included in the ACCC’s interim approval, given the trans-tasman is still subject to approval by the NZ (Ministry of Transport), we would not have commenced co-ordination in any event,” a Qantas spokesperson said.“We are continuing to work through the approval process.”The ACCC said it is concerned that coordination on these routes may provide the airlines increased incentive to reduce or limit growth in capacity in order to raise airfares.Air New Zealand maintains that consumer benefits would not match Qantas’ claims.“We expect the ACCC will analyse the balance of benefits versus detriments on each independent market in detail during its review, and as such analyse the Tasman as a standalone market,” an Air NZ spokesperson said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more


Thousands of young people got their A Level result

first_imgThousands of young people got their A Level results recently, but thanks to high tuition fees and few job opportunities, it’s no surprise that so many are opting to taking gap years and have fun while they can.Common choices for working abroad include teaching English, fruit-picking in Australia and working a ski season as a chalet girl, but why not do something that stands out on your CV, and that you can brag about to your new mates at uni? Skyscanner presents five ways to pay your way round the world.1. Travel writing and photographyGot a way with words? Write about your adventures and pitch your work to magazines to earn up to £300 per article. Or start a travel blog. Know your ISO from your aperture? Sell your snaps to travel titles or image banks like istock.com. Good with video? Set up a YouTube channel. It may not pay straight away, but you could be a star – like Matt Harding!2. Sing for your supperCan you play guitar, violin, or the bagpipes? Then play your way around the world like violinist David Juriz who funded an entire world trip by busking Bach from Berlin to Sydney. Juriz averaged £83 per day, but you can earn up to £2,500 in an hour in London, especially in prime spots like Covent Garden. Do check licensing laws and follow busking etiquette before tuning up.3. Sail awayWorking on a yacht isn’t always glamorous. You could be serving martinis to models off Martinique, but usually it’s hard work with long hours. You’ll certainly get a good tan, maybe travel the world and earn up to £3,000 a month. Check sites like Crewseekers International for vacancies from steward to skipper, with jobs currently on offer in the Med, the Azores and the Caribbean.4. Plant treesPrince George in British Colombia, Canada is the world’s ‘tree planters’ capital’, where forestry companies need people to plant seedlings. It’s tough, and you’ll be stationed in the middle of nowhere for weeks, but it pays well. Check Tree Planter for info. Veteran tree planters can bag up to £200 a day (though £75 is a more realistic figure). You’ll need a visa to work in Canada – not a problem if you’re under 35.5. Just get a visa and go!You’re young, you’re free, so live a little! It’s possible to get working holiday visas for many countries of the world, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. A visa enables you to take on casual work or longer term employment, as long as you don’t overstay your time limit. Favourite paycations include grape picking, working in youth hostels and bar work.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related10 Paycations: how to make money on holiday10 holidays where you can make money, rather than just spend it.11 ways to travel the world when you’re broke AFSaving money for a holiday can sometimes feel impossible when times are tough, but what if we told you that booking cheap flights is possible on the tightest budget, all without giving up the fun and adventure that makes travel such a joy. Yup, it’s true, so start counting your…Everything you need to know about booking a round the world ticketTrotting off around the globe sounds like a pricey business, especially when you consider all the flights you’ll need to get you from continent to continent. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re gearing up for a gap year or simply planning a multi-stop adventure, a round the world…last_img read more


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