BJP MLA Lokendra Singh killed in road accident

first_img While the driver and Mr. Singh, 45, were killed on the spot, the two police gunners died during treatment at a nearby medical facility.District Magistrate Sarika Mohan and Superintendent of Police Anand Kulkarni had rushed to the scene of the accident.The gunners who lost their lives have been identified as Brijesh Mishra, 28, and Deepak Kumar, 30. A Bharatiya Janata Party MLA was killed on Wednesday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur while he was on his way to the Investors Meet in Lucknow, police said.Lokendra Singh, the Noorpur (BJP) legislator from Bijnore, was headed for the summit to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day, when his SUV rammed head on with a truck coming from the opposite direction at Kakaiyyapara.His Fortuner car was going at high speed, an official told IANS. His two security guards and the driver have also died in the crash.Anguished by the demise of BJP MLA from Noorpur, Shri Lokendra Singh Ji due to an accident. His service towards society and role in building the BJP in UP will always be remembered. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of grief.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 21, 2018last_img read more

La Salle escapes Lyceum, goes to Filoil finals

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle averted disaster and survived Lyceum of the Philippines, 100-99, to enter the finals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.Santi Santillan converted on a three-point play in the final 10 seconds give the Green Archers a narrow lead before Lyceum botched its final play as Reymar Caduyac’s inside pass to Harry Nzeusseu went erratic.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lonzo Ball ‘blessed’ to play for Lakers, Johnson Aljun Melecio led the Green Archers with a game-high 30 points while coming away with four steals.Ricci Rivero was not far behind for La Salle as he put up 27 points while Ben Mbala had a 26-point, 16-rebound double-double.CJ Perez filled up the stat sheets for the Pirates with 24 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, and six steals while Wilson Baltazar added 19 points.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire La Salle set up a finals dance against San Beda on Sunday.Green Archers head coach Aldin Ayo said the team has to learn from close games where their composure will be tested.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I told the team to learn from this ball game because we’re going to learn a lot from this,” said Ayo. “The composure, the decision-making when under duress, the decision-making when the odds are not with us, because there are things that we cannot control.”La Salle held a 97-94 lead in the final 1:15 but the Pirates managed to score five unanswered to take the, 99-97, lead with 35.7 seconds remaining. MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

SPORT-NANDI 2LAST

first_img“Every vault has lost some points, still Produnova will “Every vault has lost some points, still Produnova will remain extremely difficult,” Nandi said. Looking ahead to 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Nandi said their first focus is on next years World Championships in Montreal. “We need some more infrastructure. The DG SAI has promised to provide us equipment. We will sit and plan out. Hopefully by 2020, we will have a couple more gymnasts at Tokyo Olympics.” Nandi said he would need support from coaches all over India. “Its difficult for me to make a team. I need support from coaches all over India. But for us who are coaching women gymnasts in India, we hope to make a team of five. Its a tough task and I cant do on my own for such a big event like the Olympics,” Nandi, who also coaches two talented gymnasts Asmita Pal and Aruna Reddy, said. Asked about the Rio experience, Nandi said they faced some language problem and a team manager was the need of the hour. “We had a lot of problems making them understand what we needed. A team manager would have certainly helped us,” he said. Overwhelmed by the response shes getting all over the country, Agartala girl Dipa in her first visit to the city after her Rio sojourn said: “Im really excited to see the kind of response Im seeing for the sport now-a-days. Gymnastics is now well-known in India. I urge youngsters to do sports as well as studies. “Maybe Ive been able to raise some hope among people of the country, thats why Im getting such an overwhelming support. I know their blessings are with me and I will give my full effort to get a medal in Tokyo.” PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Premier League: Antonio Conte salutes his Chelsea fighters after battling display

first_imgFor all the talk of crisis at Stamford Bridge following last week’s meltdown against Burnley, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left saluting his side on Sunday after they edged Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in a match they could just as easily have lost.”I think I must be pleased,” said Conte, whose nine-man side were beaten 3-2 by Burnley in their opening match of the new Premier League season.”I want to thank my players because they showed me great desire and heart and I saw today the fighters.”The Italian was particularly pleased because the champions were without the suspended Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill, giving Tiemoue Bakayoko his debut and trusting Andreas Christensen at the heart of their defence.But it was a couple of old hands in David Luiz and Marcos Alonso who stood out. (Also Read: Premier League: Wembley not to blame for defeat, says Tottenham Hotspur manager)The Brazilian was pushed forward into midfield and had a hand in both goals. Chelsea made the breakthrough against the run of play on 23 minutes when Alonso thumped home a superb free kick from 20 metres after Dele Alli had fouled Luiz.But Luiz also stood strong when Spurs threatened to overrun Chelsea with the quickfire passing that served them so well last season.”David played very well, it was an amazing performance from him,” said Conte.”He played with great experience and personality, a point of reference for other players. But it is easy to forget we had four new players from last season and we played like we wanted to show we were champions.”advertisementConte again said the club were working towards strengthening the squad in the transfer window, with at least three arrivals expected.”For us it is very important to be focused on ourselves. We know a lot of teams have improved since last season,” he said.”The club is trying to do its best in the transfer market but today I must be satisfied with my players because they gave me everything.”last_img read more

Kansas box score infographic

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Mbappe becomes CL’s highest-scoring teenager

first_imgPSG Mbappe becomes Champions League’s highest-scoring teenager Goal Last updated 2 years ago 03:18 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Kylian Mbappé Marco Verratti Anderlecht PSG Cjampions league 18102017 Getty PSG UEFA Champions League Anderlecht v PSG Anderlecht With eight goals already in the European competition the PSG star has reached a total nobody under the age of 20 had previously managed Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kylian Mbappe has become the highest-scoring teenager in the history of the Champions League. Mbappe, 18, needed just three minutes to get PSG off the mark when he netted away to Anderlecht on Wednesday. Mbappe 16/5 first scorer v Marseille Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That goal was the ex-Monaco man’s eighth in Champions League competition, a mark that has never been reached by anyone under the age of 20 in the competition. 8 – Kylian Mbappe has scored more Champions League goals as a teenager than any other player. Talent. pic.twitter.com/kiHHpx52xB— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 18 de octubre de 2017Six of those strikes came in Monaco’s thrilling run to the semi-finals in last year’s competition, while Mbappe hit his first goal in the Champions League for PSG in a 5-0 drubbing of Celtic last month. In total, the youngster has netted 31 goals in 67 appearances since his professional debut and, at just 18, there is plenty of time to extend his record as the most precocious scorer in Europe’s flagship competition.The previous highest-scoring teenager in Champions League history was Patrick Kluivert, whose exploits came for Ajax.last_img read more

a month agoCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour

first_imgCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmourby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on youngster Billy Gilmour.Monaco ace Fabregas hailed Gilmour after his starring role in Chelsea’s 7-1 Carabao Cup win over Grimsby Town.Fabregas tweeted: “He played amazing tonight. “Personality is the most important at this age and he’s got it all right. “Now time to keep learning and taking advantage of these games to prove the coach he’s good enough.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former Deputy Prime Minister’s Kindness Changed a Student’s Life

Story Highlights James Walsh credits Mr. Mullings for the development of the high school. Mr. Mullings’ generosity and his service as Minister of Agriculture, influenced her to study at CASE. The work of the late former Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet member, diplomat and long-serving Member of Parliament for South East St. Ann, Ambassador Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings, has come in for special praise from many persons, particularly those who felt his direct impact.Teacher of Agriculture at the St. Ann based Claremont All Age School, Kay-Ann Lawson, tells JIS News that Mr. Mullings had a tremendous influence on her educational development, from high school straight to college.She recalls that while she was a student at the Ferncourt High School in the late 1990s, and the time came for the fees for her Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams to be paid, little hope was in sight, but for the intervention of Mr. Mullings, her Member of Parliament, who did not know her.  This would change her life forever.Her parents were unable to find the money, as one was a small farmer, and the other was unemployed.“For the CXC aspect, one day I saw him driving through the community alone in his little blue car, and I approached him, coming from school. He just told me to go to the principal – just as easy as that. I was shocked. I was overwhelmed that approaching an MP would be that easy,” Miss Lawson says.She explains that Mr. Mullings’ generosity and his service as Minister of Agriculture, influenced her to study at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE).“He was a great contributor to society, someone who made a significant impact on young people’s lives, and someone who was always approachable. I wish other Members of Parliament, and other persons in the political arena could be just like him. My first tuition fee (at CASE) was also fully paid by Mr. Mullings, and I always regard this gentleman as one of my heroes, for the contribution he made to youth development in South East St. Ann,” she adds.Former student at Ferncourt High School, and now Principal at the Brown’s Town Community College, James Walsh, credits Mr. Mullings for the development of the high school, and lauds his role in the development of young people and the educational institutions in his constituency.“The development of Ferncourt, Mr. Mulings played a major part in supporting and advocating for that. In addition, he always had a particular interest in the schools in his constituency, giving them support, and advocating for upgrading. He made a big contribution. He would call you if there was somebody to be helped, and ask that you do something for them, and indicated what he could do,” Mr. Walsh tells JIS News.“His primary contribution to education was the tremendous support he provided for the educational institutions within his constituency, which included the Moneague College, which was re-opened in his time as MP, after it wasclosed. He never sought to benefit personally from his public duties, his honesty was intact. He was a humble man, insightful and helpful. He was not someone who made big promises, he was quietly effective,” he adds.President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant, says Mr. Mullings’ contribution to public life has enabled farmers, youth and rural folk to enjoy a better quality of life. “As Minister of Agriculture, he contributed in a significant way to the process of reform in the agricultural sector,” he tells JIS News.Senator Grant notes that at the recent JAS monthly Board meeting, a Resolution was passed saluting his commitment to rural folk, and the farmers. “We described him as a gentle giant in his own way, that has helped transformed the agricultural sector,” he says.“Last Friday (October 11), in the Senate, we debated an Act to set up a Committee to look at how we manage properties, in particular lands owned by the State. That process was started by Mr. Mullings. He was always at the Denbigh Agricultural Show, supporting the farmers,” Senator Grant adds.Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, Councillor Desmond Gilmore, who worked with Mr. Mullings as Special Assistant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, tells JIS News that he had exemplary managerial qualities, appointed the right people for the job, and gave them space to perform.He also notes that Mr. Mullings did not enjoy security around him, as he felt that he was working for Jamaica, and did not see himself being harmed by anyone. “He was a leader…he led by example,” Mr. Gilmore says.“Most times you would find him driving himself. He had a car from he was at the Ministry of Agriculture, and he took it to Foreign Affairs. They felt that it was not in keeping with the image that they would want for a Foreign Affairs Minister, but it was not until it broke down, before he changed the car. That’s the kind of person he was,” the Mayor tells JIS News.Prior to his passing on October 9, the St. Ann Parish Council passed a Resolution seeking to have the Mount Diablo Road in the parish re-named the Seymour Mullings Boulevard.“This great Jamaican man, seven-time Member of Parliament for this constituency, really did well, and we want to solute him, and to say to Jamaica, we have lost a true, honest and a faithful servant of the people,” says Councillor for the Moneague Division,Lloyd Garrick.“He has left legacies for us to live with, and to work with. In his time he would sit and listen to the people, and acted on their recommendations – whether to extend a school, whether to build a new school, as the one in Golden Grove. He also led the campaign for the Beechamville Trade Training Centre in Claremont, the Moneague Housing Scheme, the Lydford Housing Scheme, electrification programme, farm roads, and land for farmers,” he tells JIS News.Community leader, Garth Stephenson, said Mr. Mullings, although he was “affiliated to a political party, was not partisan in any way.”“He did what he had to do, because of the needs of the people, without fanfare, and with pride. His legacy will live on for a long time to come. He put in infrastructure to help foster our community relations, and to ensure a good quality of life for the people,” he says.Mr. Mullings’ contribution to public life spanned some four decades,  which saw him serving in the areas of  health,  as a land surveyor, youth development, foreign affairs, finance, agriculture  and  a three-year stint as Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States.He first entered Parliament in 1969, and served until 1983, when his party did not contest the General Elections of that year. He re-entered Parliament in February 1989, and remained a Member until he retired in 2001.Mr. Mullings headed the Ministries of Health and Social Security; Finance and the Public Service; Agriculture; and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.He was born on May 12, 1931, in Cave Valley, St. Ann, and will be given an Official funeral at the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, in Claremont, on October 24. He will be interred in the church cemetery. Kay-Ann Lawson, tells JIS News that Mr. Mullings had a tremendous influence on her educational development. read more

NYK Receives Recognition for Empowerment of Women

first_imgzoom NYK is one of 26 companies — the only one in the maritime industry — to have been designated as part of this year’s “Nadeshiko Brand,” an initiative that the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) jointly inaugurated in fiscal 2012 for the purpose of selecting and publicizing enterprises that encourage the empowerment of women. The TSE First Section comprises nearly 1,800 large, blue-chip companies, and companies from this section considered for listing under the Nadeshiko Brand initiative are screened according to very strict criteria. Specifically, a company must be deemed superior in terms of empowerment of its female workforce by creating a work environment that encourages women to play active roles in the workplace, including the development of environments in which such women are able to further their careers. At the same time, a company must clear financial performance screening. Accordingly, selected companies attract investors focused on mid- to long-term corporate value enhancement.NYK has been promoting an implementation of systems and a creation of work environments where the company’s employees, regardless of gender, can actively participate. This includes NYK’s 2001 integration of its personnel management system, which annulled occupational classification as “management track” or “general clerical work,” and the company’s establishment of an in-house childcare facility to support employees’ work-life balance. These efforts were highly evaluated and led to NYK being granted the Nadeshiko Brand designation.“NYK will continue to promote approaches for attaining the most satisfying work-life balance for its employees,” the company said in a press release.NYK, March 4, 2014last_img read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger The Future Of Climate Is On Your Plate

first_imgEntertainment industry icons and climate activists Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Li Bingbing star in a groundbreaking series of public service announcements to inspire individual climate action against the backdrop of uncertainty in the environmental movement wrought by the election of Donald Trump to the White House.Video: ‘Less Meat Less Heat’ starring Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (WILDAID | 5 To Do Today)The president-elect has previously claimed that climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese, leaving an opening for China to establish itself as the global leader in sustainability and the booming renewables industry. With low levels of public awareness on the climate impact of diet, the PSAs aim to empower Chinese consumers to make everyday choices that can help curb climate change.The PSAs, produced by WildAid’s China-based 5 To Do Today climate program and expected to reach tens of millions of people across China, come at a tenuous time for the global movement to mitigate climate change as the U.S.’s own climate ambitions are called into question. Chinese officials recently warned Trump that he would be defying the wishes of the entire planet if he were to follow through on his campaign promise to back out of the Paris climate agreement.“With the recent election results, it will likely be up to China to ensure progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said WildAid Executive Director Peter Knights. “The Chinese government has every incentive to continue its impressive transition to a greener economy and we support that effort by encouraging climate-friendly behavior at the individual level.”The PSAs promote eating less meat as an essential part of climate change mitigation. Animal agriculture accounts for an estimated 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and emissions from this fast-growing sector are largely unregulated. Due to its population and rapid economic growth, China is essential to any efforts to curb GHG emissions: the nation consumes 28% of all the world’s meat, about half of the world’s pork and is projected to add the equivalent of the total United States consumption to global demand for meat between 2010 and 2030.“With climate deniers now running the show, it’s more important than ever for people of conscience to fight climate change by doing everything we can as individuals,” said director James Cameron. “One of the most powerful things we can do is to stop eating meat, dairy and other animal foods. Animal agriculture produces more greenhouse warming than transportation — more than all cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships combined. We don’t have to bemoan the inaction of a denier government — we can solve this ourselves.”According to Chatham House and the Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, the current level of meat consumption is not sustainable and has a tremendous impact on societal health and the environment. By 2050, global consumption of meat and dairy products are expected to rise 76 percent and 65 percent respectively. Several studies confirm that current agricultural practices are a hugely inefficient use of land and water, driving deforestation, biodiversity loss and many other environmental crises.A survey shows that the Chinese public may be receptive to some dietary shifts. Eighty-eight percent of respondents were aware that meat consumption was unhealthy, while 40 percent were aware of the associated GHG emissions. Overall, 83 percent of respondents were willing to eat vegetarian at least one day each week for their health and the planet, with 62 percent willing to eat vegetarian two or more days each week.“As much as we in California and the United States have been leaders and have inspired China to go in the right direction with environmental issues, they are now inspiring us,” former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said an interview with 5 To Do Today released in June.The PSAs will appear in Mandarin on 5 To Do Today media partner outlets in China including on Beijing TV, Shenzhen TV, and other Chinese TV networks, and promoted online by China’s most popular video sites including Iqiyi and LeTV. The PSAs support the adoption of a healthy diet in line with the Chinese Nutrition Society’s Recommended Dietary Guidelines, which suggest limiting annual meat consumption to 27.4 kg per person, compared to current average of 63 kg in China.last_img read more

CREATIVE BC ANNOUNCES SANDI RICHTER COOPER AS NEXT BC FILM COMMISSIONER AND

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement “We are very pleased that Sandi Richter Cooper has accepted this opportunity to lead Creative BC’s production services,” said Prem Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Creative BC. “As BC Film Commissioner, Sandi’s relationships, knowledge and hands-on experience in BC’s motion picture industry, from physical production to virtual reality, will support the needs of our domestic and international producers alike.”Past roles include her most recent position as Executive Producer, launching a Canadian subsidiary for virtual reality startup VRCinematic, which now provides demo VR content at the Telus Innovation Lab. Previous to this, she was Partner and Executive Talent Manager at Strategic Transitions Inc., consulting to founders and C-level executives from the major networks, studios, agencies and media tech companies on matters related to their professional careers and deal flow.Previously, Sandi has also spent time as: Executive Producer at Canwest Global’s commercial production house, Apple Box Productions; Executive Producer at Blue Zone, a convergence company that won a first-in-its-category Gemini award for CTVnews.com; Executive Producer at major-league sports marketing firm Channel 1 Media Solutions; an Independent Producer developing a slate of film projects for her own company, Sapphire Entertainment.In bringing a strong on-the-ground presence to BC’s film industry, Sandi will work closely with Creative BC’s current and Acting Film Commissioner, Robert Wong, whose priorities as Vice President will remain focused on the delivery of Creative BC’s development funding programs, tax credit administration, international collaborations and marketing initiatives.About Creative BC Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (film and television, digital and interactive media, music, and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include the administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for film and television; development funding and export marketing support; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The society acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.Stay up to date with initiatives from Creative BC.Twitter: @creativebcs Facebook: /creativebcsInstagram: @creativebcs Website: www.creativebc.com  Advertisement VANCOUVER B.C. (March 29, 2017) – Today, Creative BC is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandi Richter Cooper as the next BC Film Commissioner and Director of Production Services. Reporting to Prem Gill, Chief Executive Officer, she will lead Creative BC’s production services team in the delivery of provincial film commission services, from locations marketing and physical production resource support, to industry and community relations services. Sandi will join the organization on May 1, 2017.Through this role, Creative BC will continue to support ongoing collaboration between the many industry and government stakeholders who contribute to British Columbia’s successful motion picture industry. These include eight regional film commissions, industry and labour organizations, and government at all levels – from provincial ministries and agencies to the 33 municipal film offices (12 outside Metro Vancouver) and the Province’s Los Angeles-based BC film marketing and trade office.With a hands-on career as an executive producer, strategic consultant and independent producer, Sandi’s broad knowledge and relationship base will be an asset and a complement to Creative BC’s current expert in-house team. She brings over 25 years of industry knowledge from across the creative industries and has spent the majority of her professional career between Vancouver and Los Angeles. Her leadership roles in production have spanned film, television, and commercials, as well as next-generation media technology, from mobile apps to virtual reality. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn re-arrested in Tokyo

first_imgTokyo: Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn was rearrested early Thursday in Tokyo while out on bail, local media said, as prosecutors investigate a fresh charge against the auto tycoon. Authorities arrested the 65-year-old less than a month after he was dramatically freed on bail following more than 100 days in detention. Public broadcaster NHK and other media said prosecutors had entered Ghosn’s temporary accommodation in central Tokyo early Thursday morning and that he left with them by car shortly afterwards. An AFP reporter outside the home saw three men in dark suits guarding the entrance to the building’s car park and a police officer patrolling, as dozens of journalists gathered. Reports emerged Wednesday that prosecutors were weighing rearresting Ghosn as they investigate claims related to at least USD 32 million in Nissan funds transferred to a distributor in Oman. According to a source familiar with the matter, some of this money is believed to have been used to buy a luxury boat for Ghosn and his family. The former high-flying executive already faces three charges of financial misconduct related to allegations he under-reported his compensation and sought to transfer losses to Nissan’s books. He has denied any wrongdoing and took to Twitter for the first time Wednesday, using a newly created account that his spokespeople confirmed was authentic, to announce plans for a press conference. “I’m getting ready to tell the truth about what’s happening. Press conference on Thursday, April 11,” said the tweet, sent in English and then Japanese. Ghosn currently faces two separate charges of deferring his salary to the tune of nine billion yen (USD81 million) and not revealing this in official documents to shareholders.last_img read more

Ban appoints two new UN refugee officials

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed two officials at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – George Okoth-Obbo as Assistant High Commissioner for Operations and Volker Türk as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection – the UN announced today.Mr. Okoth-Obbo of Uganda will succeed Singapore’s Janet Lim while Mr. Türk of Austria replaces Erika Feller of Australia. Both Mr. Okoth-Obbo and Mr. Türk boast impressive careers within UNHCR with the former having previously served as the agency’s Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa and the latter as Director of UNHCR’s Division of International Protection. read more

ITS hosting Internet of Things cyber security workshop

Digitally connected devices are everywhere in our lives these days. Our homes, offices, cars and even bodies are filled with connected devices comprising what is known as the Internet of Things. But the more connected devices we have means the more possibilities there are for hackers to target us.Brock’s ITS department is hosting a workshop this month to help teach the community about cyber security around the Internet of Things.The workshop will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the Computer Commons Training Room and is open to all faculty and staff.Registration can be found on the Human Resources Focus on Learning website. read more

Army recruitment delayed because £13bn computer system not working

first_imgThis weekend the MOD launched a new £3m recruitment drive with a series of short films aimed at reaching out to a broader base of applicants. Army recruitment has been delayed because a new computer system is not working two months after the Ministry of Defence paid £1.3bn for it. But The Sunday Telegraph has learned that some applicants have been unable to complete their online registration, with training delayed for some Sandhurst recruits.center_img “Interest in applying for the armed forces is still high, but problems with the computer system mean that some applicants cannot complete the online registration” an MOD source told the Sunday Telegraph. “This has led to a decline in the number of completed…last_img read more

On this night in 1997 you were listening to Hanson

first_imgOH, HANSON. HOW young teens adored you.With your long flowing locks, barely-broken voices,  brotherly charm and cute songs, it was no surprise your debut single Mmmbop – despite its nonsensical lyrics – made it to number one in almost every country it was released in (it only went to number four in France).These days, the Hanson lads are not only fathers of lots of children, but also found the time to release 10 albums AND tour worldwide. We think they might be robots or something.Even if you claim “But I was listening to the Pastels’ ‘Illumination’ in 1997, in between reading issues of Melody Maker and growing my obscure band t-shirt collection”, there’s no way you avoided this number one single in May and June 1997.So just give into the nostalgia and reminisce along with us.Don’t worry, it’s our little secret.(HansonVEVO/YouTube) You’ll never guess what Hanson (!) called their new beer*>last_img read more

Buyrates for Hell in a Cell Survivor Series and TLC in 2014

first_img WWE PPV generated $3.9 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014, down from $15.7 million last year. Below is a detailed breakdown of traditional buyrates for the quarter. * Hell in a Cell drew 83,000 buys, down from 228,000 in 2013. As always, these buyrates only factor in those who purchased the events on traditional Pay Per View and not through the WWE Network.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 30.59%0:03Remaining Time -0:45 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 Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Twitter Pinterest Google+ * Survivor Series drew 100,000 buys, down from 177,000 last year. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Jerry Lawler Roman Reigns is in Remissioncenter_img * TLC drew 39,000 buys, down from 181,000 in 2013. Facebook Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions What happened after RAW in Chicago, Survivor Series weekend schedule, Main Event tapings Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mojo Rawley Certain Rob Gronkowski Will Be in the WWE Soon Impact Wrestling presents Rebellion this Sunday from Toronto, streaming live globally on FITE.tv WhatsApplast_img read more

Top 10 most read stories 28 June4 July 2018

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 28 June and 4 July 2018 were:Co-op launches payroll loan benefit for 63,000 staffRandstad launches employee engagement platform for 1,400 staffDeliveroo pays compensation to settle riders’ employment status claimsTop 10 most read stories: 21-27 June 2018TGI Friday’s subject to demonstrations over tip policy disputeCMS UK launches time out policy to enable staff to take one month of unpaid leaveCA Technologies introduces 12 weeks of paid parental leave for 11,000 global employeesChina caps film actors’ payChiswick Park Enjoy-Work organises zip wire activity for 9,000 staffHilton Saudi Arabia offers employer-funded support for female driverslast_img read more

Solar Power Puts Dugway Proving Ground on Path to Net Zero

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR As Army officials prepare to celebrate the opening next week of a 2-megawatt solar array at Dugway Proving Ground, the installation confirmed plans for the construction of a 3-megawatt array about 20 miles away.When the second array is completed, the two will provide 25 percent of the electrical needs of the test center, administrative buildings and homes at Dugway, located in the West Desert of Utah. That output would meet DOD’s goal of obtaining 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and advance the proving ground’s efforts to become a net zero installation, reported Army Public Affairs.“Not only are we on track to meet the Army’s goal, but we are acting as good neighbors with the state of Utah,” said Don Smith, Dugway’s garrison manager. “We will be able to shave of a portion of Rocky Mountain Power’s output during its peak hours, which will benefit everyone.”The first array, which began operations in February, is made up of more than 7,000 solar panels on 10 acres of land. It cost $7.7 million to build.To support its effort to adopt renewables, the proving ground is building a microgrid, which will allow it to operate on stored energy when the commercial grid is down.“With the aging infrastructure of the commercial power grid it became critical that we find an alternate method to ensure an uninterrupted power source,” Smith said.last_img read more

SpaceX Starhopper test Elon Musks Starship prototype aborts launch

first_img 16 Photos Share your voice Shortly after T-0, SpaceX aborted the Starhopper test. SpaceX SpaceX had two launches planned for Wednesday, but unfortunately neither got off the ground. The first, a resupply mission to the ISS aboard a Falcon 9, was delayed due to inclement weather. The second, a test of the Starship prototype, was aborted shortly after its scheduled launch. According to SpaceX’s livestream, the “team is assessing next test attempt opportunity.””It appears as though we have had an abort on today’s test. As you can see, the vehicle did not lift off today,” explained Kate Tice, a certification engineer narrating the stream. “This is a development program. Today was a test flight designed to test the boundaries of the vehicle.”As the live webcast hit T-0, an ignition sequence appeared to begin, blowing fire and smoke from the Starhopper’s single Raptor engine. Within three seconds, the test was aborted and began venting.The hopper was set to lift 20 meters (65 feet) off the ground from Boca Chica, Texas, Wednesday, but with the abort remained steady on the ground. As the sun set, SpaceX announced it was switching the livestream off. The minor setback means we’ll have to wait a little longer for the first hop of the prototype and CNET will have you covered, should you want to tune in. Post a comment 0 Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship SpaceX Sci-Tech Tagslast_img read more