first_imgKane Williamson scored his second double century as New Zealand achieved their highest innings total and continued to dominate Bangladesh at the end of the third day of the first Test in Hamilton on Saturday.The New Zealand captain finished on 200 not out as his side posted a record score of 715 for six declared in their first innings – a lead of 481 runs – midway through the afternoon session at Seddon Park.Bangladesh were 174 for 4 at the close of play, still 307 runs adrift from making New Zealand bat again and staring at a massive innings defeat.Soumya Sarkar was 39 not out with stand-in captain Mahmudullah on 15 at the close of play.New Zealand’s previous highest innings total of 690 was scored against Pakistan in Sharjah in 2014.The hosts had resumed on Saturday on 451 for 4 with Williamson on 93 and nightwatchman Neil Wagner one not out.Wagner smashed a quickfire 47 from 35 balls, falling short of his maiden Test half century, before BJ Watling was dismissed for 31 in the final over before lunch to set up a Colin de Grandhomme cameo after the break.The aggressive all-rounder hit 76 not out, which included five sixes and four boundaries, as he and Williamson added 110 runs in 91 balls.Williamson, whose highest Test score is 242 not out, brought up his second double century when he dispatched a short delivery from Abu Jayed behind square for his 19th boundary.He then had a short chat with de Grandhomme and declared the innings closed, giving his bowlers about 45 minutes to bowl at Bangladesh before the tea break.advertisementTamim Iqbal and Shadman Islam gave the visitors a rollicking start with an opening partnership of 88 before Shadman fell to Wagner’s short-pitched delivery for 37.Trent Boult then dismissed Mominul Haque (eight) and Mohammad Mithun (nought) in successive overs to leave Bangladesh at 110 for three.Tamim added to his impressive attacking 126 in the first innings with 74 in the second but was bounced out by Tim Southee and his dismissal left Bangladesh reeling on 126 for 4.Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgI’ve seen the phrase bandied about a bit over the past few months. I don’t know who coined it — maybe Kyle Boone at some point in writing terrifically about all the transfers Oklahoma State has gotten of late.Maybe somebody else. Whatever the case, think about all the names on the transfer list this year. Victor Salako, Chris Carson, Michael Hunter and Jordan Burton. Think about how impactful they’re going to be..@billhaisten just said that Star LB Jordan Burton may be the best player on the entire #OKState football team. Better than Ogbah. Wow.— Royal John (@Royal_John_OSU) August 7, 2015Mike Gundy confirmed on Saturday that it has become part of the Oklahoma State DNA, much like Iowa State’s basketball program, to attract and suit up quality transfers.“Obviously Tyler Patmon did a lot of things for us,” said Gundy. “We realized that if you bring in a player, and I wouldn’t know how you would rate it, let’s just say you were rating him from one to 10 and in somebody’s opinion when Tyler came out he was a five. If he comes into our program and he’s successful and he feels good about himself and the attitude is good, we can make him a seven just from that transformation.”Kinda scary when Gundy starts doing math at the podium, I have to admit.“We’re all that way,” continued Gundy. “That’s the way we are about everything we do in life. So he came in and started playing really good, and he was smart and started playing multiple positions, — obviously he’s still in camp with the (Dallas) Cowboys now. He really helped our football team and at that point we realized the importance of experience. We’ve all known that experience is key to a good football team, but now we bring in a young man that’s done two things.”Two things.https://twitter.com/sarahcphipps/status/630147956407037952“One, he’s played a considerable amount of games in his career at another school. Two, he’s already graduated from college. He’s disciplined enough to get to class and graduate and so there’s something to be said about him. So we realized that was important and then we bring (Josh) Furman in, and it was good for us and then we were contacted by (Michael) Hunter and we get contacted by a lot of people now.”You’re essentially letting other schools develop them before you take them on for one or two years. As if the rest of the FBS is a farm system and you’re getting a couple of guys a year. When you become known for stuff like this, it’s self-perpetuating. Not that other schools don’t do it, but it certainly takes some focus and a vision to make it work.Now, you aren’t getting the Emmanuel Ogbahs and Kevin Petersons of the world because guys like that rarely transfer. But you can get pieces. Josh Furman was a piece. Tyler Patmon was a piece. Michael Hunter will hopefully be a piece. And if Mike Gundy has shown anything, it’s that he’s capable of throwing together a bunch of semi-discarded pieces and putting together something brilliant.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgCinco de Mayo is kind of an odd holiday. First off, it is not Mexico’s Independence Day (that’s September 16th). Rather, it commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla. It was an impressive underdog victory for the outgunned and outnumbered Mexican army, and has long served as a patriotic symbol for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.These days, Cinco de Mayo is a general celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American culture and heritage. It’s a much bigger deal in the U.S. than it is in Mexico — maybe because every day in Mexico is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Like most holidays, Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to drink a considerable amount of alcohol — so let’s get started, shall we? Here are some unique Cinco de Mayo drinks to try.1. Spicy MargaritaCourtesy of Cointreau2 oz. Blanco tequila1 oz. Cointreau3/4 oz. lime juice2 slices jalapenoPinch of cilantroDirections:Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Shake and strain into an iced rocks glass. Garnish with cilantro and jalapeno spiral.2. The Berry MargaritaCourtesy of CointreauIngredients:1.5 oz. tequila1 oz. Cointreau½ oz. lime juice½ oz. blackberriesDirections:Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with 2 blackberries on a silver toothpick3. The Piña MargaritaCourtesy of CointreauIngredients:2 oz. tequila1 oz. Cointreau1 oz. lime juice1 oz. pineapple juiceDirections:Muddle fresh pineapple in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake. Strain over ice in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge4. Spicy Raspberry MargaritaCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients:1.5 oz. el Jimador Reposado0.5 oz. Chambord1 oz. Sprite2 oz. sour mix3 dashes of TabascoDirections:Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with spicy salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.5. Tamarind PalomaCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients:1.5 oz. of el Jimador blanco1.5 oz. Bohemia beer0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice0.5 oz. tamarind syrup2 dashes orange bittersDirections:Shake all ingredients (except the Bohemia beer) with ice, then pour over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Fill rest of glass with Bohemia beer.Related: National Margarita Day Has Come Again!6. The Horseshoe MargaritaCourtesy of Herradura TequilaIngredients:2 parts Tequila Herradura Silver1 part fresh squeezed lime juice0.5-0.75 part agave nectar (to taste)Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.7. Herradura VesuvioCourtesy of Herradura TequilaIngredients: 2 oz. Herradura Silver 0.75 oz. red pepper juice 0.5 oz. lime juice 0.25 oz. Cholula hot sauce 0.25 oz. agave nectarDirections:Rim a coupe glass with cayenne pepper and salt mix. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into the chilled coupe glass.8. Smoky SageCourtesy of Megan of Moloko in Portland, ORIngredients:1 sprig muddled sage0.75 oz lime0.75 oz ginger simple1.5 oz Del Maguey Vida MezcalDirections:Shake and strain over ice in a Collins glass. Top with soda and garnish with fresh sage.9. Jimi PunchCourtesy of el Jimador TequilaIngredients (20 servings):1 bottle el Jimador Silver1 bottle Korbel Champagne6 oz. Campari6 oz. agave Syrup1 liter orange juice0.25 liter lemon juice1 orange cut into slices1 tray of raspberriesDirections:Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl and add lots of ice. Stir, cover, and leave to sit 20 mins before serving. Stir occasionally afterward.10. St. RitaCourtesy of St. GermainIngredients:2 oz. tequila1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur3⁄4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juiceDirections: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.Enjoy these Cinco de Mayo drinks responsibly! Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y., June 17, 2019 –From the incredible diversity to the unspoiled natural beauty, history and rich culture, Colombia is a distinct destination like no other. In 2016, former Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and this prestigious recognition sparked heightened interest from travelers worldwide to visit, currently making Colombia a top emerging destination. This year, Luxury Gold, the global leader in luxury escorted journeys, is pleased to introduce a new itinerary to bring guests to Colombia on a journey beyond the ordinary. From exclusive VIP experiences, exceptional dining and a Traveling concierge who can truly tailor the journey to guests’ individual preferences, travelers will indulge in exquisite luxury and relaxation as they stay at optimally located hotels and enjoy personalized exclusivity. “My homeland, Colombia, is an emerging travel destination ready to be discovered,” said Luxury Gold’s Vice President of Marketing, Willie Montano. “The country offers a contrast of climates, with spectacular sightseeing, rich history and immersive cosmopolitan cities with friendly locals. Our guests will discover the wonders of Colombia in a true luxurious style.” On select departures, travelers can also enjoy exclusive Chairman’s Collection VIP Experiences, which are handpicked by The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) Chairman, Mr. Stanley Tollman, and offer the rare opportunity to meet iconic local legends and unique access to amazing places. Discover more about this exceptional new journey below: ‘Art, Culture & Cuisine of Colombia’: On this 10-day journey, guests will enjoy a private, before-hours guided tour of the Gold Museum (“Museo del Oro”) in Bogotá. They’ll also delight in an exclusive after-hours guided visit to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, a fascinating Roman Catholic Church built 721 feet (220 meters) underground within the tunnels of a salt mine while in Zipaquirá. In Medellin, they will meet fascinating locals including a Comuna 13 survivor, when the city was at its most dangerous. Notorious for Pablo Escobar turning it into the crime capital of the world, they’ll discover more about the area’s gruesome history and how it has reinvented itself into one of Medellin’s coolest neighborhoods.  Along the way, they’ll also meet the niece of literary great Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena, and the owner of a coffee plantation in paisa country. On select departures, they will enjoy a Chairman’s Collection VIP experience by meeting celebrated author, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize – the leading literary award in the English-speaking world. Hailed as one of South America’s most notable literary stars and one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, Vasquez is best known for his award-winning novel The Sound of Things Falling, where he confronts the history of his native country, Colombia.  For a taste of local and exceptional dining, guests indulge in delicious regional flavors along the way, including ‘Bandeja Paisa’ and dishes prepared by one of the top 50 chefs in Latin America in Medellin at El Cielo. In Cartagena guests will have lunch at the esteemed La Cevicheria, a once little-known spot, prized by locals. The venue came into the spotlight when the late Anthony Bourdain shot an episode of No Reservations there. You’ll meet with chef Jorge Escandon and learn more about his friendship with Bourdain. Departures are available January to November 2020. Book and pay in full by December 18, 2019 to save 10% on your journey.last_img read more

first_imgportmetrovancouver, March 17, 2014 zoom Vancouver—Port Metro Vancouver has welcomed the announcement of a free trade agreement between Canada and South Korea.The agreement, which will significantly strengthen the trading relationship between both countries, is an important development for Port Metro Vancouver, which serves as a key link in the Asia-Pacific Gateway.“This is an important step forward in the growing trade relationship between our two countries. South Korea is our port’s third-largest trading partner in Asia, with trade through Vancouver of more than 200,000 containers per year including commodities like grain from the Prairies and natural resources from British Columbia,” said Robin Silvester, President and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver.South Korea is a key market for Canada’s resources, which come from provinces across the country. The top five export commodities to South Korea are thermal and metallurgical coal, wood pulp, lumber, ores and concentrates.Through Port Metro Vancouver, which is the country’s largest and busiest port, Canada also imports the goods and commodities that Canadians rely upon throughout their daily lives. From construction materials and metals to household goods, vehicles and parts, Canadians will benefit from this new chapter in the trading relationship between the two countries.According to Mr. Silvester, “This trade liberalization agreement will further increase the $10 billion in annual two-way trade between Canada and South Korea, creating jobs and driving economic growth across Canada”.The trade agreement also complements Port Metro Vancouver’s future growth plans such as the proposed Terminal 2 expansion at Roberts Bank. The project, once complete, will provide an additional 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers (TEU) of capacity to Port Metro Vancouver—placing the region in a prime position to seize the growing movement of trade to and from the Asia-Pacific region.last_img read more

first_imgShimla: Ten years after adopting the “Shimla Declaration’ making a forceful claim for ‘Green Bonus’ – a special incentive for preserving forests, 11 Himalayan states – whose Chief Ministers were gathered at Mussoorie on Sunday, strongly advocated the need for incentivising the states.The demand for ‘green bonus’ was raised in the presence of Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who presided over the Himalayan states Chief Ministers’ conclave. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Though the primary agenda for the conclave included issues like the need of water conservation, saving rivers, glaciers, lakes and water bodies, which are depleting, the states’ made a unanimous voice for a green bonus for the scarifying revenue in preserving and saving forests. Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, in particular, gave an example that his small hill state, which its meagre resources, has potential to generate an income of Rs 4,000 crore per annum from the forest wealth. But, in the national interest, the state has sacrificed the revenue resources. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThere is a strong rationale behind the demand for the green bonus, he said. In 2009, when Prem Kumar Dhumal was the Chief Minister, the Himalayan states Chief Ministers at a similar conclave, held for the first time, had raised the demand for the green bonus in a joint declaration adopted on October 31. Then union minister for forests and environment Jairam Ramesh had endorsed the demand. He said, “The states will start reaping the benefits of such a step from next year when the XIII Finance Commission submits its report. “I have discussed the issue with the chairman of Finance Commission for giving these benefits to the states having preserved their green cover,” he declared at end of the conclave. Ramesh, however, had rejected the demand for a separate ministry for the Himalayan States. Once again at Mussoorie, the Chief Ministers in one voice raised the pitch for twin demand to the union finance minister. Jai Ram Thakur said, “There is a strong demand for formulating a holistic, inclusive and consistent development policy for Himalayan states so that despite all bottleneck because of tough topographical conditions, these states could progress at par with other states of the country.” Jai Ram Thakur said that about 66 per cent geographical area of Himachal Pradesh is covered by forests. “If ecologically viable and scientific silviculture practices are allowed, the state can earn additional annual revenue of about Rs 4,000 crore,” he added However, due to national laws and orders of courts, the state is neither able to get full revenue from its forest wealth nor undertaking developmental activities on a larger geographical area. Therefore, Himachal Pradesh should be suitably compensated for being deprived of revenue worth crores of rupees for being denied harnessing its forest wealth, said Himachal CM. Besides Sitharaman, Chairman of 15th Finance Commission N K Singh, Deputy Chairman of the NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar, Chief Ministers, special representatives of few North Eastern States and Jammu & Kashmir besides senior government officials were present. States presented a detailed agenda to the Finance Minister. Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur — took part in the conclave. The only absence was of Assam, which has been ravaged by the floods, said a senior government official told Millennium Post in Shimla. Needless to mention, BJP’s manifesto for 2019 polls has a mention about granting a green bonus to the state Himalayan states.last_img read more

first_imgGaza City: Hamas said Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian enclave was placed under a state of alert. Witnesses told AFP that both bombings were suicide attacks by assailants on motorbikes, but there was no official confirmation. A source familiar with the investigation said a Salafist movement in Gaza, which is run by Islamist movement Hamas, that sympathises with the Islamic State jihadist group was suspected. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USHamas’s interior ministry confirmed the three deaths, but spoke only of two “bombings” in Gaza City without providing details. It said two of the police officers were 32 and the third was 45. Two separate police checkpoints were targeted, it said. An investigation was underway as authorities pledged to track down the “masterminds”. New police checkpoints were set up in Gaza City. Hamas leader Ismail Haniya sought to reassure Palestinians in the enclave of two million people. “We assure our people that whatever these explosions are, they will be brought under control as with every previous event, and Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollswill not be able to undermine the stability and steadfastness of our people,” he said in a statement. Hundreds gathered for funerals for the three police officers. Suicide bombings are rare in the Gaza Strip. In August 2017, a suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on the border with Egypt. Hamas has run the Gaza Strip since 2007 but has been regularly criticised by more radical Salafist groups in the impoverished, Israeli-blockaded coastal territory. The Israeli military said it had not carried out any air raids at the time of the latest bombings. The bombings come at a sensitive time. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008 and tensions have again risen in recent weeks ahead of Israel’s September 17 elections.last_img read more

first_imgBengaluru: The ruling alliance in Karnataka will launch their joint Lok Sabha polls campaign Sunday with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda addressing a mega rally on the outskirts of the city.Titled ‘Parivartana Samavesha’, this will be the first rally jointly organised by the Congress and JD(S) after the combine came to power. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who visited BIEC ground near Nelamanagala to inspect the arrangements being made, said the event would be “historic.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”This will be the first joint campaign by Congress and JD(S)…tomorrow’s meeting is historic as it will send a clear message to people of the country from Karnataka for Lok Sabha polls,” Kumaraswamy told reporters here. Congress and JD(S) ministers, MLAs and leaders will be part of the event. Sunday evening’s rally will also be attended by lakhs of workers of both parties from Tumkur, Ramanagara, Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru urban districts, Congress and JDS sources said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KFollowing this, state leaders of both parties would organise similar joint meetings at several places across Karnataka, they said. According to seat sharing arrangements, the Congress and JD(S) have decided to contest in 21 and 7 seats respectively. For the coalition to emerge as a formidable opposition to BJP and win more number of seats, it is crucial for the Congress to transfer its votes to the JD(S) and vice-versa. However, dissidence over seat sharing among workers of both parties, who have been arch rivals for decades, has caused worry to coalition leaders. According to the sources, organising the joint campaign is aimed at addressing this disgruntlement and send out a message that both the alliance partners are together. Both parties that had fought against each other ahead of May 2018 assembly polls joined hands to form an alliance as the election threw up a hung verdict. Karnataka will go to the polls in two phases, 14 constituencies each, on April 18 and 23.last_img read more

Paris – The Moroccan Counterterrorism Strategy is the fruit of a long process that was triggered following the Casablanca’s attacks in 2003, said director of Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ) Abdelhak Khiame.Morocco opted for a new security strategy with the adoption of a law on terrorism, the setting up of a biometric ID, and the creation of a community-based police and joint units of policemen and soldiers, Khiame told French weekly “Le Journal du Dimanche”, underlining that the Moroccan method relies on anticipation.“We arrest people before they act. Those who return from a center of tension are systematically arrested, questioned and could be sentenced from 5 to 10 years in prison,” said BCIJ head, noting that “we intervene only under the supervision of the public prosecutor.” He added that the State is conducting a multidimensional policy which includes also the religious and socio-economic aspects, recalling that most of young people involved in the 2003 attacks were from marginalized regions.On actions by the Kingdom to counter ISIS strategy, the BCIJ head underlined that Morocco has always been a shield against terrorists and is, therefore, a target.He added that the country reacted in time by dismantling a lot of cells which were dispatching volunteers to train in spots of tension to come back and perpetrate attacks here. read more

Rabat – Check-ins to the reservation exceeded 1.5 million from multiple countries. At least 100 Facebook users from Egypt check in to the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota in the United States, according to check-in census.The check-in, which reached more than 1.5 million users, in less than a week, had also included support from users in Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon. Users pushed for the halt of Dakota water pipeline using the hashtag #NODAPL.Check-ins in particular have increased following a propagated rumor that police forces might use check-ins to arrest those who protest the pipeline.Besides, there an online petition has been circulating through the official page of stand with standing rock and the website.528 donations so far were submitted through the website to Sioux tribe with amounts between USD 10, 20 and 50 for each donation.“The department is not and does not follow Facebook check-ins for the protest camp or any location. This claim / rumor is absolutely false,” Morton County Sheriff’s Department said on its official facebook page on Monday. Yet the numbers of check-ins are on the rise.The Standing Rock Sioux reservation extends on the border between North Dakota and South Dakota, and the planned path of the pipeline is near the reservation’s northeast corner. It aims to help the US depend on local oil instead of imported one by connecting oil-rich areas of North Dakota to Illinois through a 1,000+ miles long pipeline.Protestors are wary this pipeline threats drinking water quality, and harms the environment, in addition it will destroy Native American burial, and prayer sites. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Matt Scigliano Posted Nov 19, 2015 11:11 am MDT Successful summer for tourism in Canmore and Banff KAITLIN LEE/660 NEWS Canmore is on pace to break tourism records in 2015.Through the first eight months of the year, the mountain town reached a new record of overnight visitors, with the greatest increase over the summer months.The Canmore Hotel and Lodging Association says occupancy rates from June to August increased nine per cent year over year, and that there was a jump in summer occupancy for condos and suites.Parks Canada says more people are taking a trip to Banff National Park as well, with attendance jumping 11-per cent from last year.Officials say they continue to see a strong base of visitors from Alberta, with about 65-per cent of guests making the trip from Calgary. read more

“Prison overcrowding can also be considered as a symptom of a malfunctioning justice system, and the problems of overcrowding have to be dealt with by the prison administration, although the solutions are seldom within their reach,” Piera Barzano, Senior Regional Advisor of the Justice Section at UNODC, said during a side event at the UN Crime Congresscurrently under way in Doha. There are usually several reinforcing reasons that may lead to prison overcrowding, she continued, and such causes are not confined to the limits of criminal justice but extend to other spheres of State responsibility such as welfare policy, access to health services, education, and employment.Running until the 19 April, the Crime Congress, held every five years, brings together governments, policy-makers and experts to consider how best to integrate crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider UN agenda. It also focuses on links between security and justice, and sustainable development. Prison overcrowding refers to the occupancy rate and the official capacity of prisons. It refers to situations where the number of prisoners exceeds such official prison capacity. More specifically, the rate of overcrowding is defined as that part of occupancy rate above one hundred per cent and is usually understood that occupancy above 120 per cent can be considered as serious overcrowding. Last year, 77 countries worldwide were reported having a prisoner occupancy rate higher than 120 per cent, with some as high as almost 400 per cent. The problem is very localized and extremely challenging, according to UNODC. Overcrowding also increases the risk of transmission of communicable diseases and poses an immense management challenge to prison administrations. “Prison overcrowding impacts the quality of nutrition, sanitation, prisoner-activities, health care services and the care of vulnerable groups. It affects the physical, mental health and well-being of all prisoners. It generates prisoner tension, violence, exacerbates existing mental and physical health problems,” said Ms. Barzano.Five years ago at the 12th UN Crime Congress, in Brazil, a workshop was held on the ‘Strategies and Best Practices against Overcrowding in Correctional Facilities.’“So here we are five years down the line,” continued Ms. Barzano, but there is still a growing recognition that one of the key obstacles to implementing the provisions of the standard minimum rules of the treatment of prisoners is overcrowding in prisons,She also highlighted UNODC’s work with the Red Cross to publish a handbook on strategies to reduce overcrowding in prison. Calling it a practical tool for practitioners and policy-makers, she said the handbook is available on UNODC’s website in several languages. “Overcrowding is a very serious humanitarian concern as it generates substandard and inhumane conditions. Tens of thousands of people are forced to live in congested accommodations with insufficient space to move, sit or sleep,” said Miroslawa Czerna of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was also at the event.“Being squeezed into cramped living quarters in appalling hygiene conditions and with no privacy makes the experience of being deprived of freedom distressful in normal circumstances exponentially worse. It erodes human dignity,” she added.It also exacerbates tensions and endangers detainees, supervisors and security, Ms. Czerna emphasized. read more

An Alford plea is a plea “under which a defendant may choose to plead guilty, not because of an admission to the crime, but because the prosecutor has sufficient evidence to place a charge and to obtain conviction in court.”Doolin’s body was found in a creek after disappearing from a youth football game in Allen County in November 2015.Police did find Madden’s DNA at the scene and he was arrested a week later after the crime.Related Article: Berea man charged with rape in Laurel CountyMadden is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 24 and 25. SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS) – A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty for the murder and kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl who disappeared from a football game in 2015.According to ABC affiliate WBKO, Timothy Madden entered an Alford plea for the rape and sodomy of Gabbi Doolin during an appearance in an Allen County courtroom on Saturday.- Advertisement – read more

Ohio State wideout Johnnie Dixon reels in a touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of the Buckeyes’ 39-38 win on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDown 15 points to No. 2 Penn State (7-1, 4-1) in the fourth quarter, No. 6 Ohio State (7-1, 5-0) looked finished. Quarterback J.T. Barrett fumbled the ball, turning it over with 13:13 remaining as the Columbus crowd’s screams turned to dulcet tones. But the Buckeyes never panicked. Cornerback Denzel Ward blocked a punt and two plays later, Barrett hit wideout Johnnie Dixon for a 38-yard touchdown. Ohio State held the Nittany Lions to a field goal and responded as Barrett once again found Dixon, this time for a 10-yard touchdown.And after Penn State went three-and-out, Barrett put the finishing touches on what head coach Urban Meyer called the best comeback of his career. He dropped back and delivered a strike to tight end Marcus Baugh in the end zone to give the Buckeyes a one-point lead, their first of the game, with 1:48 remaining in the final quarter. The advantage would hold as Ohio State survived, winning 39-38 Saturday at Ohio Stadium and remaining in contention for the College Football Playoff.“Honestly, we’ve been in those situations quite a bit, whether it be spring ball or fall camp,” Barrett said. “What was going through my head was Coach Meyer saying go win the game. He says that all the time, go win the game.”Barrett followed up five weeks of increasingly impressive play with the best game of his career which potentially thrust him into Heisman Trophy contention, completing 33-of-39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns. He also raced for 95 carries on 17 yards, succeeding taking multiple zone reads for 10-plus yards. “I’ve never had a kid play perfect, but damn he was close tonight — 33 of 39,” Meyer said. “I can count four drops off the top of my head and two penalties that kept him from big completions.”Though the Buckeyes outgained Penn State through the air (328-192) and on the ground (204-91), they trailed for the first 58 minutes of the game due to many special teams blunders which have plagued them throughout the season.It took just 15 seconds for Ohio State to seemingly realize its nightmare scenario as Penn State running back Saquon Barkley caught a well-placed kickoff and raced 97 yards, giving the Nittany Lions the early lead, which they nearly never relinquished. The Nittany Lions capitalized on a multitude of Ohio State mistakes as the home team seemingly could not get out of its own way at times. The Buckeyes committed 10 penalties for 79 yards, including four false starts. Safety Damon Webb intercepted a pass in the end zone, but cornerback Damon Arnette was flagged for pass interference which set the Nittany Lions up at the 6-yard line and quarterback Trace McSorley ran in for a touchdown on the next play.Ohio State’s defensive front managed to bottle up the Nittany Lion rushing attack for much of the game, but Barkley broke free for a 36-yard touchdown early in the second quarter and finished with just 21 rushes for 44 yards and four catches for 23 yards.“My biggest concern was not just the fact he’s a great running back, but he had 21 carries for 44 yards, if I’m reading that right. Is that right?” Meyer said, incredulous.McSorley finished the game 17-of-29 for 192 yards and two touchdowns. He made his most prominent impact in the rushing game as he carried the ball 13 times for 49 yards. He had a crucial 10-yard rush on 3rd and 10 early in the third quarter, which extended a drive, leading to Penn State scoring its fifth touchdown and taking a 35-20 lead.In the third quarter, Ward nearly pulled off an interception, but due to both he and wideout DeAndre Thompkins having possession, the Nittany Lions scored a touchdown.Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins exploded for four carries for 50 yards in the first quarter, but was conspicuously absent from the game in the second quarter. He returned to the game in the third quarter and finished with 13 carries for 88 yards. While Dobbins was out, the Buckeyes relied heavily on redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber, who ran the ball seven times for 21 yards and scored a 2-yard touchdown up the gut in the second quarter.Wideout K.J. Hill set a career high in receptions as he led Ohio State with 12 catches for 102 yards, often acting as Barrett’s short-range target. Ohio State will be back in action Saturday afternoon in Iowa City, Iowa, taking on the Hawkeyes. read more

first_imgReproduced with permission from Whiff of CorditeTeams: Biarritz, Connacht, Harlequins, ZebreMcCafferty Unfairness Factor: Very high. Zebre didn’t even exist last season, and Connacht finished eighth in the Pro12 and got in due to Leinster’s heroics. Biarritz also got in the back door by winning the Amlin, so only Quins actually qualified of right.Preview: Forewarned is forearmed for Quins here – they got mugged in Galway last year and it’s hard to see a repeat. Ditto for Biarritz, who lost in Aironi two years ago – the Zebre squad is largely the same, and the circumstances in which the Basques and Londoners won’t get four wins from the double bunnies are pretty hard to imagine. Biarritz are certainly more vulnerable, but they have oodles of experience in this competition.Factor in a couple of home bonus points, and both of the big guns will expect to qualify – as well they should. Quins look better able to hoover up try bonus points, particularly away from home, so, if they split the head-to-heads, we would still expect to see the English champions emerge on top.From a Connacht perspective, this pool presents both opportunities and threats — Zebre should easily be taken at home, but Zebre will see Connacht as their target for a home win as well. Strange as it may sound, if Elwood’s men come out of this with two wins over Zebre, they will feel disappointed.  We think that’s how it going to transpire – their other opponents look a little too streetwise to be beaten.On l’autre hand, if Connacht do beat one of the biggies, it will immediately supercede last year’s Quins results as their best ever European result. So, feast or famine, but them’s the margins at this level!Verdict: Quins surprised us last season with their fortitude at the business end of the Premiership season, particularly after their meltdown in the Sportsground. That mental strength, allied to the genius of Nuck Ivans and the shrewd hand of Conor O’Shea, should steer them through as group winners and a home quarter final. Biarritz should come through on their coat tails as one of the wild cards. Connacht to do the double over Zebre – but that’s it.Read more at Whiff of Cordite Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 1: Munster needing more than home comfortsExpert view: Donal Lenihan picks his Heineken Cup week 1 winnerslast_img read more

first_imgTalk about cloud storage services and Dropbox is usually the first name to come up. Its seamless interface with your system and 2GB of free storage make for a very popular online file store. We can’t forget about Microsoft though, and its SkyDrive service. While it lacks the easy integration and feature set of Dropbox, is does offer users a huge 25GB of free cloud storage.Microsoft seem to have realized lots of free storage alone isn’t enough to compel users to switch, so it’s taking action on two fronts. First of all, we’re set to get desktop applications for Windows and Mac allowing for easier file transfers and storage management outside of a web browser. Second, SkyDrive is going to introduce paid tiers for those who require more than the free 25GB allotment.That extra storage will require a payment, but it’s certainly not expensive. An extra 20GB costs $10 per year, 50GB is $25, and 100GB is $50. So for just over $4 a month you can have a SkyDrive with 125GB of storage. Compare that to Dropbox, which charges $19.99 per month for 100GB.The new desktop apps and extra storage haven’t been officially confirmed by Microsoft yet, but the screenshot included above looks to be legitimate. It also makes sense to roll this out soon with rumors of Google releasing its own cloud storage service starting to appear once again.With competing services looking decidedly expensive next to SkyDrive, if Microsoft gets the desktop app right we could see its cloud storage service get a lot more popular very quickly.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

first_img 19,162 Views Share7 Tweet Email2 6 Comments Number 4 @sisuclinic is ready , signed lease for 5 & 6 locations this week, now for international pic.twitter.com/cMCIbpwDJh— Pat (@patphelan) January 31, 2019 ResponseIn its response to the ASAI complaint, Sisu “strongly repudiated” the issue raised by the complainant.The company said that it believed the model’s face was in fact “scrunched/frowning” in the second picture, but that she was “unable to form dynamic lines due to the inhibitory effect of the (Botox) treatment on the frontalis muscle”, which controls a person’s ability to move their eyebrows and forehead.Sisu also told the ASAI that it was “standard practice to have the individual receiving the treatment to ‘scrunch/frown’ pre- and post-treatment to demonstrate the efficacy of the (Botox) in the intended area of treatment”.The advertising authority’s complaints committee considered the Instagram post in breach of section 4.1 of its code, which says a marketing communication “should not mislead, or be likely to mislead, by inaccuracy, ambiguity, exaggeration, omission or otherwise”.The committee concluded that when comparing before and after photographs, “care should be taken so as not to exaggerate the benefits of the treatment concerned”.It considered that the use of the ‘before’ photographs in this case “had not depicted the normal appearance of the wrinkles and was therefore likely to mislead as to the actual impact of the treatment on the appearance of the wrinkles”.The ASAI said that the advertisement in question should not appear again. Pat Phelan Source: MoneyConf/FlickrHalf-billion dollar businessSpeaking at Web Summit last year, Pat Phelan predicted that Sisu could grow into a half-billion dollar business and described the chain as “probably the largest aesthetic clinic in Europe”.It currently operates four outlets across Dublin, Cork and Killarney and plans to open a Belfast branch shortly.Sisu plans to set up shop in several UK cities and Phelan said in November that northern Europe and the United States are next on the hit list.In a previous interview with Fora, Phelan said that the plan is to launch 100 clinics by 2021.Sisu has been backed by a number of high-profile investors, including PCH chief Liam Casey and Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely, who contributed to a million-euro fundraising round earlier in the year.Other named investors include Barry O’Brien of Silicon Valley Bank, Jonnie Kenny of Blackhawk and Julianne McElligott. Family, friends and some players in the property market also backed the firm.Get our NEW Daily Briefing with the morning’s most important headlines for innovative Irish businesses.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Fora.ie By Fora Staff https://jrnl.ie/4518262 Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 5:17 PM Short URL Source: Pat/Twitter Feb 28th 2019, 12:01 PM Beauty chain Sisu fell foul of advertising rules for publishing a ‘misleading’ Instagram post Pat Phelan’s cosmetic clinic company ‘strongly repudiated’ a complaint about a social media post. Image: Sisu Image: Sisu Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: ENTREPRENEUR PAT PHELAN’S cosmetic clinic chain was scolded by the advertising industry watchdog following a complaint against an alleged “misleading” social media post.In 2018, Phelan – who sold his anti-fraud firm Trustev to TransUnion for $44 million – announced the launch of aesthetic clinics chain Sisu, which provides injection-based beauty treatments like Botox and lip fillers.The business was co-founded by Phelan with brothers James and Brian Cotter after they sold their existing Visage clinics chain to the Cork-born entrepreneur. It acquired Cork-based dental chain the Teeth Whitening Clinic last year.The industry-financed Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) upheld a complaint made against Sisu relating to one of the firm’s Instagram posts.The advertisement in question promoted anti-wrinkle injections and Botox treatments and was accompanied by ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of one of Sisu’s clients.According to a report compiled by the ASAI the client’s forehead was “set in a frown” in the ‘before’ picture and she assumed a “relaxed pose” in the ‘after’ shot.The anonymised consumer who complained to the advertising standards authority claimed that the Instagram post was “misleading” because the model’s facial expression had changed in the photographs. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgThe latest ABS National Accounts figures show a relatively positive growth for the Australian economy as GDP, in seasonally adjusted volume terms, grew 0.4 per cent in the December quarter 2011, after a revised increase of 0.8 per cent in the September quarter. The growth for the quarter was driven by a 0.5 per cent contribution from final consumption expenditure, 0.3 per cent contribution from inventories and 0.3 per cent contribution from net exports. The increases were partially offset by a -0.2 per cent contribution from dwelling investment and -0.2 per cent contribution from business investment. The industries that drove growth in the December quarter were Financial and insurance services and Manufacturing, each contributing 0.1 per cent to growth in GDP. The December quarter saw the Terms of trade fall 4.7 per cent, the first fall since September 2009.This was reflected in Real gross domestic income, which declined 0.6 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms for the quarter. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img Last night’s 3/22 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.40 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.466 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.416 million viewers and the third hour closed the night with 3.317 million viewers.This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.46 million viewers.RAW averaged a 1.19 rating among adults 18-49, down from 1.28 last week.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Velvet Sky Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11last_img read more

first_img SoundCloud Fans Celebrate Its Survival News New Investment Saves SoundCloud soundcloud-fans-celebrate-its-survival Facebook Twitter New investment and management secures survival of platform that helped artists like Chance The Rapper and Kygo break throughPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 14, 2017 – 12:22 pm GRAMMY.comWhen Chance The Rapper won his Best Rap Album GRAMMY Award in February he said, “Shout out to SoundCloud for holding me down.” And when fans worldwide worried the service might close down for lack of funds a month ago, it was Chance who spoke with founder/CEO Alexander Ljung and assured worriers that, “SoundCloud is here to stay.” Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chance The Rapper Wins Best Rap Album GRAMMY Now, new money and new executives are making good on the rapper’s promise.On Aug. 11 SoundCloud announced a major investment from The Raine Group and Temasek estimated at $170 million. A new CEO and COO are coming onboard from Vimeo to help guide the firm’s financial future. SoundCloud’s incoming CEO Kerry Trainor said, “There is only one SoundCloud and its importance to creators and music culture is undeniable.” So he gets it.SoundCloud asserts it’s surpassed doubled revenue to more than $100 million for the year, and trends and stats are up or “at all-time highs.” Hardly the only beloved streaming service fighting for its survival, SoundCloud’s commitment to staying afloat has carry-on benefits not only for all the artists and fans who rely on it but for all of us, thanks to the new talent SoundCloud helps emerge.Ljung will relinquish his CEO role to Trainor and will turn his focus to long-term growth in SoundCloud’s second decade as Chairman of the Board.”SoundCloud, just like music, will continue to evolve, but importantly, both will always be a key part of life,” blogged Ljung.Chance The Rapper Gives Chicago Blessings At Lollapaloozalast_img read more