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NDA principal booked for malpractice

first_imgThe CBI on Wednesday raided the premises of the National Defence Academy (NDA) in Khadakwasla for alleged irregularities in the selection and appointment of teaching staff for training military recruits, said authorities.The agency has booked 13 senior faculty members, including principal Om Prakash Shukla, under various Sections of the IPC and relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The CBI said that during t2006-15, the accused got selected by furnishing false information and certificates in connivance with Union Public Service Commission authorities and officials at the HQ-Integrated Defence Staff (HQ-IDF), Ministry of Defence.last_img read more

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Rocking debut as Demetrious Johnson submits Yuya Wakamatsu in ONE Flyweight GP

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Johnson was one of two premiere acquisitions by ONE last year with Eddie Alvarez the other.Alvarez, however, suffered a TKO loss in his ONE debut at the hands of Timofey Nastyukhin.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants TOKYO, Japan—Different promotion but same Demetrious Johnson.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The 32-year-old Johnson, who signed with ONE Championship five months ago, did not disappoint in his long-awaited debut.Johnson waited for his time and when it came late in the second round, he pounced on it.The grappling sensation saw an opening and went for a guillotine choke that left Wakamatsu with no option but to tap out.Demetrious Johnson makes a STATEMENT in his ONE debut, submitting Yuya Wakamatsu with a tight guillotine choke at 2:40 of Round 2! @MightyMouse #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/K4yOpTfmQJ— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting UAAP volleyball: La Salle gets back at UST for solo no. 2 Johnson made quick work of Yuya Wakamatsu with a second-round submission in their Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal in ONE: A New Era Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.Demetrious Johnson breaks down his epic battle with Japanese superstar Yuya Wakamatsu 🎤 @MightyMouse #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/gktZwfO2vsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019 Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snaglast_img read more

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Kevin Durant goes down again, limps off court in Game 5

first_imgMOST READ Durant left Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors early in the second quarter, limping off after presumably aggravating the same injury to his lower right leg that had kept him out of the Warriors’ last nine playoff games.He got hurt on a dribble on the right wing, coming up lame on a crossover move and falling to the floor. He grabbed the back of his leg, appeared to grab below the calf and more toward the Achilles area, and needed help to limp to the bench area and more help to get back to the Warriors’ locker room. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was on Durant’s left side as they made the long walk back to the room, and general manager Bob Myers and guard Stephen Curry were in the group immediately behind them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThere was no immediate word on the severity of Durant’s injury. He shouted an expletive as he left the floor, his frustration obvious.Durant had been cleared by the Warriors’ medical staff after Game 4, and participated in both a practice session Sunday and a shootaround practice earlier Monday. The Warriors had said throughout his monthlong absence that they did not want him back on the floor until he was right, for fear of this exact scenario — Durant aggravating the injury and having no chance of returning this season. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Kevin Durant returns, and Warriors off to quick start in Game 5 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue TORONTO — Kevin Durant’s comeback game for the Golden State Warriors did not last long.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after sustaining an injury during the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPWarriors coach Steve Kerr said before the game that Durant had “responded well” to the practices.“He’s going to play,” Kerr said.And he was playing well, too.Durant had 11 points in 12 minutes, making all three of his 3-point attempts. He started and played the first six minutes, then had the lower leg wrapped with a heating pad to keep it loose before he returned about three minutes later.A number of NBA players reacted on Twitter quickly — both to the injury, and to the sound of some Toronto fans cheering when Durant got hurt.ADVERTISEMENT “Why are they cheering for his injury? Come on man,” Philadelphia center Joel Embiid wrote.Added Washington’s Bobby Portis: “Raptors fans can’t cheer for a player getting hurt. That’s lame.”Many others just sent best wishes, including Miami’s Kelly Olynyk, Cleveland’s Kevin Love and Atlanta’s Trae Young.The Warriors entered the night trailing the Raptors 3-1 in the title series — meaning their hopes of a third consecutive NBA championship were squarely on the brink now. Durant had not played since straining a calf muscle in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, and the team hoped his presence would be a boost.“The skill, obviously, is undeniable and he’s a guy who can get a shot off anytime he wants,” Kerr said earlier Monday. “He’s been in similar situations with us where he’s had long layoffs. He’s Kevin Durant. If we have him out there, he’ll be a threat.”For the 12 minutes he was out there, Durant — the NBA Finals MVP when the Warriors captured titles in 2017 and 2018 — indeed was a threat.And then he limped off, leaving the Warriors to play without him once again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Nursery admissions in Delhi to begin from December 27: All you need to know

first_imgThe nursery admission process for session 2018-19 in the national capital will begin from December 27 in 1,700 schools across the city.This admission process will be for the 75 per cent seats and the rest 25 per cent seats that are reserved for economically weaker section or disadvantaged category will be filled centrally by the government.Parents need to check the official website of Department of Education (DoE) to know more about the admissions, the link for which is www.edudel.nic.inImportant guidelines for the admission:Children of age between 3-4 years are eligible for nursery admission. For KG admission, children need to be between the age of 4-5 years and for class 1 admission, the age criteria is 5-6 yearsThe sale of admission forms for all private schools for 2018-19 will continue until January 17, which is also the last day of form submissionThe first merit list of selected students will be published on February 15, the second merit list of selected students will be published on February 28 and the final merit list of selected students will be published on March 15Delhi nursery admission process closes on March 31, 2018Application Process:Parents are not required to purchase prospectus of the school they are applying for. They need to pay an admission registration fee of Rs 25 along with copy of ration card, smart card, voter ID card, electricity/water/telephone bill, domicile certificate, passport or Aadhaar Card.Upper age limit for admissions:In 2015, the Delhi government had declared that it would impose an upper-age limit. This part of the government notification was challenged in the High Court. However, earlier this year, the court upheld the notification and allowed DoE to fix an upper limit for admission to entry level classes in private recognized unaided schools.advertisementAlso, the Delhi High Court had rejected Delhi government’s proposed single criterion of neighborhood, according to which the private schools built on government land need to prioritize admissions of students living within 1km radius of the school, followed by students living in 3km radius.About Department of Education, Delhi:Department of Education, Delhi provides various services including free education to all students, provision of languages Hindi, English, Urdu/Punjabi/Sanskrit/any other regional language, various streams at senior secondary level, etc.The DOE has introduced various schemes that are intended for the welfare of the students of Delhi like free supply of text book, improvement of school libraries, free transport facility of girls in rural areas, etc.The mission of the department is to enhance the literacy rate in Delhi, to create awareness about cultural, heritage, human and moral values and to make the students responsible citizens who may meaningfully participate in national effortRead: Washington University to mentor IIT Delhi students, signs agreementRead: National Medical Commission Bill approved by Union Cabinet, MCI to be replacedlast_img read more

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Nokia 6.1 Plus launched in India: Full specs, features and everything you need to know

first_imgThe Nokia event in India on Tuesday was dedicated to the fans who have been asking for the “most awaited” Nokia phone for a while now. And as speculations suggested, it was indeed the Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6. The phone was initially announced as a China-only model as part of the new X-series, but its popularity caused HMD to change its mind, prompting the company to launch it globally.There are a number of reasons behind the Nokia 6.1 Plus’ popularity. The device is the first Nokia phone to sport a notched display. It brings an all-glass design and with it a premium look at an affordable price point. It also packs some impressive hardware that includes a powerful budget Snapdragon chipset. Additionally, it is also an Android One phone, which means you get stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box. All of this comes at a surprisingly competitive price point. Before we get into that, here’s what you need to know about the Nokia 6.1 Plus.Nokia 6.1 Plus specificationsDisplay: The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2280) TFT display with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top and an aspect ratio of 19:9.Processor: The handset is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset.RAM: It is offered with 4GB of RAM as the only option in India.Internal storage: The 4GB RAM variant will get 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 400GB via microSD card.Rear camera: The Nokia 6.1 Plus bears a dual camera setup which includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with similar aperture. Some of the modes include Live Bokeh, beauty, bothie, panorama, AR stickers and manual.advertisementFront camera: A 16-megapixel sensor is housed inside the notch up front. It supports bokeh as well via software. Software: The Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One device that runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and the company says it will be among the first to get Android 9 Pie as well.Battery: The phone houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C port.Connectivity: Connectivity option on board include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack.Nokia 6.1 Plus special features– The biggest highlight of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is its design as it is the first Nokia phone to sport a display notch. The 5.8-inch display comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio with over 85 per cent screen-to-body ratio.– The Nokia 6.1 Plus is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back making up 95 per cent of the entire phone. The company says the glass body comes with a sleek frame and a compact form factor that makes it easy to hold.– The dual camera setup comprises of a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. There’s also a 16-megapixel sensor up front and HMD is also touting some AI smarts to help capture better images. The AI will also help with portrait lighting effects and capturing impressive bokeh shots.ALSO READ: Nokia 6.1 Plus, 5.1 Plus with notched displays, Android One launched in India– The Nokia 6.1 Plus is part of the Android One program and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It also means you’ll get timely security updates as well. The phone will be among the first to get Android 9 Pie in the future.Nokia 6.1 Plus India price and availabilityThe Nokia 6.1 Plus has been priced at Rs 15,999. At the event, HMD also announced a new partnership with Flipkart, which will be the exclusive e-commerce platform for the new Nokia phones. Both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus are online-only models and will be available via Nokia.com/phones and Flipkart. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available from August 30.last_img read more

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Sean Harvey ACT – 2016 Nomination for Volunteer of the Year

first_imgSean commenced playing Touch Football in South Australia in 1981. In 1988, Sean moved to Canberra where he became a member of the Woden Eagles Touch Club. Since joining the club, Sean has made an invaluable contribution to the club’s sustainability through his leadership, integrity, professionalism, diversity and excellence.Sean has assisted TFACT’s competitions through his work with the Woden Eagles club by his continued involvement as a player, coach, referee and a key administrator since 1988.Sean has shown strong skills in both leadership and integrity through organising and managing six adult Woden Eagles teams to compete in the 2015/2016 TFACT Summer Domestic Competition and 2016 TFACT Winter Competition.During the summer competition, Sean also coached a junior team in the 2015 Junior Competition, while assisting other volunteers of the club to coach junior teams to maintain the club’s involvement at a junior level.His level of involvement at both a junior and senior level shows his commitment to the sustainability of the sport within the ACT.Sean has displayed his flexibility and willingness to be involved in multiple programs including being a coach in TFACT’s AusSquads Junior Development Program. He has assisted in the programs delivery since its inception in 2015.Sean is currently a general member of the TFACT Sport Operations Advisory Panel (SOAP) and has displayed professionalism in all aspects of his role. He makes timely and valued input both verbally and written in regards to all SOAP matters discussed and implemented.Sean has displayed excellence at a club level over the past year and for this he was awarded the Woden Eagles 2015 Volunteer of the Year. His excellence is not limited to his work at the club, however as he works with the TFACT staff to ensure the sustainability of all programs within the ACT and assists where he can especially in regards to refereeing and coaching.Sean has been an invaluable member of TFACT since 1988 with a positive and respectful attitude to all those he interacts with regardless of the role he is undertaking.last_img read more

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JSIF to Continue Project to Improve Communities

first_imgThe Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will continue implementation of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF9) project this year with a $360.3-million allocation from the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives.The engagement, which runs from October 2017 to December 2020, aims to facilitate improved access to quality education, water and sanitation; basic community access and drainage; livelihood enhancement and human resource development services in low-income and vulnerable communities.This will be done through 26 rural subprojects incorporating the installation of water supply systems, rehabilitation of farm roads, upgrading of rural primary schools, and supporting agriculture and tourism enterprises.It is anticipated that the formulation and design of all 26 subprojects will be completed during 2018/19 to enable the commencement of work on at least 12.The Government of Jamaica and Caribbean Development Bank are co-funding the project.last_img read more

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Liberia Continues Investigation on KERALA Hijacking

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Liberia continues its active investigation of the hijacking of the Liberian-flagged product tanker, KERALA, at Luanda, Angola on 18 January 2014.Liberia, in co-operation with the vessel owners, requested the attendance in Tema, Ghana, of an INTERPOL-led multinational Incident Response Team. These authorities, supported and helped by the Ghanaian authorities, undertook a crime scene investigation on board the vessel. A representative of the Liberian Flag Administration also attended onboard in Tema to observe the collection of forensic evidence by the authorities. All parties were given full access to the vessel’s documents, officers and crew.Although the investigation is still ongoing, the evidence gathered thus far by the INTERPOL Incident Response Team has allowed the Liberian Registry to conclude that the vessel was hijacked by pirates.During the hijacking, the pirates disabled the vessel’s AIS and other communication equipment so that the vessel could not be tracked from shore or satellite. During this period, the pirates painted over the identifying features of the vessel, including funnel, name and IMO number and undertook three separate ship-to-ship transfers of cargo amounting to the theft of approximately 12,271.5mt of cargo.The owners of the KERALA regained contact with the vessel on 26 January 2014, shortly after the pirates had disembarked. The vessel immediately set a course for the safety of the port of Tema, Ghana, as a port of refuge.All crew members received immediate medical treatment on arrival at Tema. During the hijacking, one crew member was stabbed by the pirates and others were beaten.Liberia will continue working with the authorities in Ghana, Nigeria and Angola and elsewhere in the region in order to bring to justice the perpetrators of this crime to justice. Liberia remains committed to fighting piracy in all of its forms wherever it may occur in the world.center_img My locationlast_img read more

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LPG Carrier Aids Three in Suspected Mutiny

first_imgThe M/V Tessa Kosan, a 367-foot LPG carrier, rescued three crew members in a bizarre case involving a possible mutiny aboard a 54-foot fishing vessel 700 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, according to Amver.Crew members of a fishing vessel reported to U.S. Coast Guard personnel in Miami that they were on the bow of their boat and needed to be taken off the vessel. They reported their lives were in danger and activated the boat’s Emergency Radio Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).Because of the great distance offshore, Coast Guard rescue personnel queried the Amver system and located the M/V Tessa Kosan 30 miles from the fishing vessel. The Isle of Man flagged vessel agreed to divert and embark the crew members.The crew of the Tessa Kosan, managed by J Lauritzen Kosan A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, embarked the three fishermen without incident and coordinated with U.S. Coast Guard officials to transfer them to shore near Miami.Press Releaselast_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Kings County

first_imgKINGS COUNTY: Berwick Bridge, Route 360 Traffic on Berwick Bridge on Route 360 over the Cornwallis River is restricted to one lane for repairs. Signs and traffic signals are in place. Motorists should use extra caution in the area. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Aug. 22. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 -30-last_img

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Woody Harrelson Films AntiFur Video For Humane Society

first_imgWoody Harrelson, two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, has taken on a new role as narrator of a thought-provoking new video produced by The Humane Society of the United States to promote its campaign to end the use of animal fur in fashion.Known for his support of animal protection and environmental causes, Woody has lent his distinctive voice to this creative video that spares the viewer the gory realities, but leaves no one in any doubt as to the cruelties of the unnecessary fur trade.“It’s always difficult for people to deal with images of animal cruelty head-on; no one wants to look at what really goes into the making of fur. This video is so impactful because it lets you know without having to see,” says Harrelson. “I really hope it makes fashion designers and consumers think twice about using and wearing animal fur, when so many great alternatives are available and just as stylish.”Foxes, raccoon dogs, bobcats, and even domestic dogs and cats are among the millions of animals killed every year by the fur trade. Raccoon dogs are cage-raised in China, where live skinning has been documented. Anal electrocution is a common method of killing factory farmed foxes. Domestic dogs and cats are both intentionally killed in China and other countries, as well as maimed and killed accidently in indiscriminate fur traps in the United States.“We are so grateful to Woody for literally voicing his support of The Humane Society of the United States’ fur-free campaign. He brings the right tone to an innovative video that is easy to watch but which leaves a lasting impression,” says Beverly Kaskey, senior director, HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach program.The HSUS’s fur-free campaign works with designers and retailers, fashion students, and consumers to move away from animal fur. The HSUS has uncovered widespread misrepresentation of animal fur, including as “faux,” by major retailers, and worked in Congress to pass the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010, requiring all animal fur to be labeled, regardless of value. A recent HSUS investigation revealed domestic dog fur being sold in New York City.To view the video, learn more about the fur-free campaign and how to get involved, visit humanesociety.org/furfree.last_img read more

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Expert predicts more attacks in Egypt following Ismailia explosion

first_imgCAIRO –  Six Egyptians were injured on Saturday in a terrorist attack outside a military intelligence headquarters in Ismailia, the Egyptian army said.An Egyptian military expert on Saturday predicted more attacks against military installations, following an explosion outside an intelligence headquarters in the canal city of Ismailia.“These bombings aim to deliver a message that the State is incapable of protecting its facilities,” Alaa Ezz Eddin, the former head of the Egyptian Army’s Strategic Studies Center, told Anadolu Agency.Six Egyptians were injured on Saturday in a terrorist attack outside a military intelligence headquarters in Ismailia, the Egyptian army said.Ezz Eddin is confident that perpetrators of these attacks will not achieve their goal.“We will endure for a while until we hunt down the masterminds of these attacks and stem terrorism as we did in the 1990s following the Luxor attack (in which 60 foreigners were killed in 1997),” he said.The expert linked between the attacks and protests demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.“The surge in these attacks after Morsi’s ouster is a proof on this,” he said.Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, was removed from power by the military on July 3 after massive protests against his presidency.The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, has denied any role in the attacks that ravaged the country following the overthrow of the Islamist leader.last_img read more

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Central African Republic Annan hails efforts to promote national reconciliation

“The Secretary-General also welcomes the political dialogue initiated by President Patassé during his recent meetings with the opposition parties and the diplomatic community,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released today at UN Headquarters in New York. “He encourages the President to pursue his efforts and to take the necessary measures to restore calm and the respect for the rule of law and human rights for all citizens.” The Secretary-General also urged the international partners to assist the Central African Republic in managing the serious humanitarian and socio-economic problems facing the nation, which have been exacerbated by the recent troubling events.The spokesman added that Mr. Annan continued to follow closely developments in the country and the work of his Special Envoy there, General Amadou Toumani Touré. read more

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United Auto Workers threaten strike Wednesday night in contract talks with Fiat

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company.In a statement, Fiat Chrysler said Tuesday that it received a strike notice from the union and that it continues to work toward reaching an agreement.A letter to Fiat Chrysler that was posted on the UAW website Tuesday says the union is ending its contract with FCA at 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The union said on its website Tuesday night that negotiations are continuing with FCA and updates would be posted later.Union members overwhelmingly rejected a tentative agreement with the company last week, with members calling for an end to a two-tier pay structure, more specific guarantees of new vehicles for U.S. factories and a return of cost-of-living pay raises that the union gave up to help the company in bad times. Now that Fiat Chrysler is making healthy profits, members want a bigger slice.Sixty-five per cent of FCA’s union workers voted against the four-year deal. UAW President Dennis Williams said after the rejection that he would return to the bargaining table with Fiat Chrysler in an effort to get a deal that would be ratified. The union represents about 40,000 workers mainly at 23 FCA factories in the Midwest.Kristen Dziczek, director of the labour and manufacturing group at the Center for Automotive Research, an industry think-tank , said the contract termination notice sounds to her like the membership’s demands weren’t received well at Fiat Chrysler’s headquarters.“If they strike, I don’t think it will be very long. It puts too much pain on both sides,” Dziczek said. The rejected contract, she said, was a middle ground between company and union needs, but the membership found it unacceptable.“The members, I think, are emboldened,” she said. “If you’re not going to get back the things you gave up now, when are you going to get the things back? Why not ask for the moon?”The strike may not hit every Fiat Chrysler factory. The union could pick key plants such as a transmission factory in Kokomo, Indiana, that would cause the rest of the company’s factories to shut down in a matter days due to a lack of parts.Such a move would help preserve the union’s strike fund.Dziczek said the strike notice doesn’t necessarily mean a strike will happen. The union also could put Fiat Chrysler bargaining on hold and shift its efforts to either General Motors or Ford.But she said a strike could cause Fiat Chrysler to eventually shift more of its production to Mexico.The union’s four-year contracts with all three automakers expired on Sept. 14, but workers have remained on the job under a contract extension.A message was left Tuesday seeking comment from a UAW spokesman. United Auto Workers threaten strike Wednesday night in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Posted Oct 6, 2015 11:18 am MDT Last Updated Oct 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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The Latest Denmarks prime minister cautiously welcomes Camerons demands for EU reforms

BRUSSELS – The latest reaction to Britain’s demands for European Union reform. All times local.7:00 p.m.Denmark’s prime minister has given a guarded welcome to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s demands for reform of the European Union.In a message directed to Cameron on Twitter, Lars Loekke Rasmussen said “Good basis for concrete negotiations. It will be difficult. I hope we will succeed because we need a strong UK in EU.”Cameron earlier Tuesday said the EU must agree to “irreversible changes” that would cede autonomy back to member states — and limit freedom of movement, a key EU principle, by allowing the U.K. to restrict benefits for European immigrants.Britain will hold a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to leave the EU. Cameron says he wants to remain in, provided he can secure the reforms he seeks.___4:55 p.m.The EU’s euro commissioner says some of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s demands for reform of the European Union are “highly problematic.”One of Cameron’s key demands is instituting restrictions on immigration from the EU into Britain.EU euro commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said “direct discrimination” between EU citizens was one of the thorniest issues to address in Cameron’s letter as it touches on the “fundamental freedoms of our internal market.”Dombrovskis, who was speaking in Brussels at the conclusion of a regular meeting of the EU’s 28 finance ministers that included Britain’s George Osborne, said increasing the role of national parliaments is one issue where agreement can be found.Other issues, such as how to “manage relations between euro-ins and outs,” require further discussions. One of the key demands of the U.K. government is that safeguards are put in place to make sure that the 19 euro countries don’t discriminate against the nine others who still use their own currency.___3:40 p.m.Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says he considers the most controversial of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s demands for European Union reforms the one about limiting the free-movement principle.In a Tuesday statement, Sobotka says that any attempts to limit freedom of movement poses “a serious problem for the Czech Republic,” which became an EU member in 2004.Sobotka says that “the right to work and live anywhere in the EU is absolutely essential to us due to our historical experience.”He says that freedom of movement is considered by the Czechs a key advantage of EU membership and “it is impossible to imagine” his country should give it up.___2:40 p.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s been in touch with British Prime Minister David Cameron on his government’s demands for European Union reforms and that he is bringing “no surprises to the table.”Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Tuesday that she spoke by phone with Cameron on Monday and talked about his proposals.She says that she’s willing to work with him on his proposals.Even though she says “some are easier than others,” Merkel says that “if one has the spirit that we can solve these problems, then I’m convinced it can be done.”___1:35 p.m.The British Institute of Directors group has backed Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for EU reforms ahead of a British referendum on whether to remain part of the 28-nation bloc.The group representing some 34,000 company directors said Tuesday that cuts to EU “red tape” are needed, as is a change to the call for “ever closer union.”Director General Simon Walker said Cameron “hit the right notes for business” in his proposals. Walker said members see benefits in remaining inside the EU and trading in its single market but that it is necessary to cut “burdensome” regulations that are holding back business growth.___12:50 p.m.British finance chief George Osborne says the British government’s proposals will benefit everyone in the EU.“These are changes that will improve the European Union for all of its citizens so we create more jobs,” he said in Brussels as he arrived for a regular meeting of the EU’s 28 finance ministers.He said the proposals would also safeguard Britain’s national interests.Osborne said he would be meeting the eurozone’s top official Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.“We’re going to sit round the table and the negotiations are going to start and I think we have a real good chance to achieve the reform that we all want to see,” he said.___12:30 p.m.The European Commission says that some of the issues raised by British Prime Minister David Cameron to reform the EU are “highly problematic.”European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday that some of Cameron’s proposals for talks to make sure that Britain stays in the EU may be feasible but insisted others ranged from “difficult to worse.”He specifically latched on to proposals where freedom of movement would be limited by allowing the U.K. to restrict benefits for migrants from other member states.“Some things which are highly problematic as they touch upon the fundamental freedoms of our internal market, direct discrimination between EU citizens clearly falls into this last category,” Schinas said. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 10, 2015 4:52 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 11:32 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a joint press conference as part of a meeting with the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. 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Where Amare Stoudemire Ranks Among The Worst NBA Offseason Acquisitions

It’s official: Amar’e Stoudemire is a New York Knickerbocker no more. The team waived the veteran forward Monday, ending his Knicks tenure midway through his fifth season with the club (one in which he’s due $23.4 million in salary).ESPN’s sources reported that the Dallas Mavericks are waiting in the wings to pick up Stoudemire for the stretch run, provided he clears waivers Wednesday evening. But before he signs with Dallas, it’s worth stopping for a moment and asking: Where does Stoudemire’s ill-fated Knicks contract — he was doomed by bad knees — rank among the NBA’s worst (if not ever, at least in recent memory)?It’s not particularly simple to assess the value of NBA contracts for a number of reasons, many data-related, so consider this a very approximate effort. Stoudemire has produced 8.1 wins above replacement (WAR) over the previous five seasons, during which he’s been paid a total of $99,743,996 (both numbers include the 2014-15 season). About $95.4 million of that was paid above what the Knicks could have delivered to a replacement-level (zero-WAR) player making the NBA’s minimum salary,1Using the minimum salaries listed here for players with at least two seasons of NBA service. so effectively New York paid about $11.8 million for each of Stoudemire’s wins above replacement during his stay in the Big Apple.Needless to say, that wasn’t a bargain. Using Basketball-Reference.com’s transaction database, it’s difficult to discern actual trades from free-agent signings that utilized the sign-and-trade mechanic of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. But all players who were either traded or signed as free agents between May and October 2010 (a group that includes Stoudemire and any other blockbuster free agent) were paid $1.4 billion to produce 509.4 WAR. At the going rate, that means it would have been reasonable to expect Stoudemire’s $95.4 million to turn into 33.7 WAR. By this accounting, Stoudemire’s production since the 2010-11 season fell short of his expectations by 25.6 WAR.As a comparison, LeBron James, the biggest-name free agent signed the same summer, was paid $83.4 million above the minimum over the ensuing five seasons (granted, not all of it by the same team under the same contract), which would seem to portend 29.5 WAR; instead, James posted 82.8 WAR for a surplus of 53.3 WAR.The bargaining agreement contains various arcane provisions that often result in tragicomic salary leaderboards.2Between Stoudemire, Kobe Bryant, Joe Johnson, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard, the league’s five highest-paid players have produced fewer WAR together (9.5) than either James Harden or Stephen Curry have by themselves this season. But Stoudemire’s disappointing play stands out as particularly egregious. And it isn’t like there aren’t other contenders for the “worst contract” crown. For example, the Detroit Pistons in 2009 signed Ben Gordon to a five-year, $55 million deal that saw him deliver a below-replacement level -3.5 WAR — yet even Gordon’s 23.8-WAR shortfall was not as bad as Stoudemire’s.According to this method of comparing actual five-year WAR to expected WAR from salary, Stoudemire’s signing ranks as the worst offseason acquisition3Lumping in trades and free-agent signings out of necessity since the summer of 1996, when Basketball Reference’s transactions begin to be relatively complete. Here are the particulars of his badness, along with the next 29 worst offseason prizes of the same span: read more

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Video shows moment of explosion at Ariana Grande Manchester concert

first_imgMr Gregory, who said his girlfriend and sister were at the concert at the time of the explosion, clarified that the time stamp in the video recorded 21:31 because he has not reset the clock to daylight saving time (DST) in March.Mr Gregory said his girlfriend and sister are safe. A dashcam captured what appears to be the explosion which killed 22 and injured 59 in Manchester on Monday evening.A rumbling sound resembling an explosion can be heard in the video taken and posted on Twitter by Joe Gregory.Police responded to reports of an explosion shortly after 10:30pm at the arena, which has the capacity to hold 21,000 people, where Ariana Grande had been performing to an audience that included many children. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img To all those asking how my girlfriend and her sister are, thank you, they are home safe and well, thank goodness.— Joe Gregory (@JoeAaronGregory) 23 May 2017last_img read more

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Litter pickers told they cant recycle rubbish at council centre because it

Litter pickers were told they couldn’t recycle rubbish at council centre because it didn’t count as “household waste”.Nick Mitchell, 36, teamed up with army veteran Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda – who are on a nationwide litter picking tour called the Great British Litterpick – to help clear beaches and streets in Sandwich, Kent, of litter.Wayne and Koda set out from their home in Blackburn, Lancs, three years ago, and have filled more than 10,000 bags of litter in a UK tour – more than 50 tons of rubbish – after visiting Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall so far.They arrived in Kent recently and have been scouring beaches and streets for litter, often joined by local volunteers who help out, like Mr Mitchell.But after filling six bags full of litter, Mr Mitchell turned up a the Richborough Household Waste Recycling Centre in Sandwich, Kent, last weekend (Aug 31) to dispose of them, but was turned away, being told it was just for ‘household rubbish’.Speaking this week, Mr Mitchell, an electrician, said that he could not believe the attitude of workers at the recycling centre, which is run by Kent County Council (KCC).He said in a Facebook posting: “Shame on KCC tip.”I have been helping Wayne and Koda on their UK litter pick round the coast as much as I can – what they are doing is truly incredible and inspiring in many ways.”However last week I went out and collected some of his white bags full of litter to help him out.”Upon arriving at the tip I was refused to dump the rubbish because they said it was now classed as commercial waste.”He added: “I thought I’d take the bags to the tip because it saves them from the seagulls getting hold of the rubbish and it saves the council time.”I understand the guy was doing his job but they need to be a little more accommodating.”It should be a lot easier to deal with our waste – we should be allowed to take it to the tip because it’s helping it along more.”He added: “We were just trying to help him & save the council a job at the same time. simple as.”Obviously next time we’ll leave bags out for the foxes, gulls & wind to play with.”Local Delia Birch said: “If the workers don’t care, the public will be less likely to commit.”There’s rubbish everywhere. The parks, beaches, roads, pavements and just wherever you look. Such a shame.”A spokesman for Kent County Council said: “The Richborough Household Waste Recycling Centre is for the use of members of the public to dispose of items which originate from their own property.”If you are planning a litter pick, we would encourage people to contact their district or borough council in advance to arrange the collection of the waste.”KCC has worked with district and borough councils across the county to make it easier and clearer to arrange disposal of waste from litter picks.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Limerick teenager and keen sportsman dies during his Leaving Cert

first_img Eighteen-year-old Luke O’Brien May who died this week after falling ill. By Rónán Duffy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Facebook 43,985 Views Source: Young Munster RFC/Twitter Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 12:01 PM Short URL Eighteen-year-old Luke O’Brien May who died this week after falling ill. Image: Facebook Limerick teenager and keen sportsman dies during his Leaving Cert Luke O’Brien May (18) died on Sunday. Jun 21st 2017, 12:01 PM 7 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3455663 Share539 Tweet Email2 Aisling Annacotty AFC also shared some memories of Luke from his time playing with them:Luke came to every session and match and no matter how long we played he wanted to stay for more with pleas to his mother or father who were always on the sideline to let him stay. Even though Luke did not play junior soccer with us this year, he is remembered fondly by his team mates.Requiem mass for Luke O’Brien May is being held in Our Lady help of Christians Church today at 12pm.Read: Man dies after kayaking incident off the coast of Sligo >Read: Man (30) dies in hospital following Galway crash > TRIBUTES ARE BEING paid to an 18-year-old Limerick man who died during his Leaving Cert exams.Luke O’Brien May died on Sunday after suddenly becoming ill last week.The teenager had attended Castleroy College and also had played for Bruff GAA, Bruff RFC and Aisling Annacotty AFC.Luke’s two younger brothers Ross and Paul also attended the same school.The Limerick Leader reports that Luke still had two Leaving Cert exams to sit when he became ill.“He was a very popular young man and he was a very involved sportsman. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with his family at this time,” his school’s principal told the paper.“It is with deep regret and profound sadness that the Bruff GAA club has been informed of the untimely passing of one of our players, Luke O’ Brien May, after a brief illness,” Bruff GAA said in a statement on its Facebook page.We express our sincere sympathies to Luke’s family and also to his teammates, friends, coaches and all who knew him, at this very sad and difficult time. Our condolences to the family of Luke O’Brien May and his school & team mates in @CastletroyC & @bruffrfc— Young Munster RFC (@YoungMunsterRFC) June 20, 2017last_img read more

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LInde lance trois satellites grâce à une seule fusée

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