Political turbulence brewing in Bihar

first_img On Wednesday, however, another close aide of Mr. Kumar, Rajya Sabha member R.C.P. Singh said, “There are no differences in the NDA in Bihar and it is strongly united…whenever the alliance partners sit together, seat adjustment will be done.”He also termed Mr. Sanjay Singh’s remarks as his personal view, and the Congress a “sinking ship.”Contradictory posturing evident in Congress tooThis contradictory posturing was evident in the Congress ranks as well, with State leaders, including Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kaukab Quadri, holding meetings on the Janata Dal (U) joining the ”Mahagathbandhan” again, while the Central leadership denying any such move.Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil, who recently took over as Bihar in charge, toldThe Hindu, “At present, Nitish Kumar is with the BJP, a fascist party! We don’t want to comment on what he will do or not do.”He also denied reports that the JD(U) has opened a line of communication with the Congress to return to the ”Mahagathbandhan” which it abruptly left last July.Interestingly, however, when Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejaswi Yadav met Congress president Rahul Gandhi on June 8, Mr. Gohil was present.Tejaswi seeks reassurance from RahulAccording to sources, Mr. Yadav, aware of Mr. Kumar’s rising discomfiture in the NDA, sought reassurance from Mr. Gandhi that the RJD’s place in the alliance would not be diminished even if Mr. Kumar decides to return.“We cannot talk about details of one-on-one meetings that senior leaders have. All that I can say is that we have not started talks on seat-sharing and they will begin shortly,” Mr. Gohil said. Seat adjustment talks are yet to start in both the ruling and Opposition camps in Bihar but political turbulence appears clearly indicated following conflicting signals from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.BJP president Amit Shah, mindful of the same, will be in the State on July 12 for a customary meeting of the party organisation. But, sources said, he would also meet with Mr. Kumar and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha, who also heads the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP).Mr. Kumar created a flutter with a strongly worded speech on communal violence two days ago and his close aide, Sanjay Singh, made a tough statement on seat adjustment in the State for 2019, saying: “If the BJP does not want an ally in Bihar it can field its candidates in all the 40 Lok Sabha seats.”The Janata Dal (United), in its earlier stint in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), fought 15 Lok Sabha seats, while the BJP contested in 25 constituencies. In 2014, after Mr. Kumar walked out of the NDA, the BJP won 22 seats out of the 30 it contested, Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) bagged six out of seven and the RLSP all the three seats it contested.It is a tight squeeze and Mr. Kumar’s conflicting statements are being seen as a jockeying for a better bargain on seats.last_img read more

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Sport clean and clear skin

first_imgMy facial skin is sensitive to almost every cream and sunscreen and results in irritation. However, my work requires me to spend long hours in the sun. As a result, I have developed a dark film on my face. What should I do? -TaniyaConsidering your work requires you to spend long hours in the sun, it is of utmost importance that you stay adequately protected. I strongly recommend that you do not use OTC sunscreens. Instead, consult a good dermatologist and opt for specially-formulated medicated ones for sensitive skin such as Cetaphil or Aveeno sunscreens.To get rid of the dark film, you can also choose skin-lightening creams containing hydroquinone, kojic acid, glycolic acid, etc.However, since you need to be extra careful about the formulation you pick, it is best bought with a prescription.You can also undergo a few sessions of IPL laser, also referred to as photo-rejuvenation treatment to decrease irritability of your skin and improve its tone. However, ensure you get this done only under the supervision of a good dermatologist.I have light and dark patches all over my face. Although I have been religiously applying creams containing Vitamin C, there has been no improvement. Can you suggest a way out? -VisheshYou are probably suffering from a condition known as peri-oral pigmentation. Lifestyle management is key to treating this condition. Cut out empty carbohydrates and increase your intake of fruits, salads and green, leafy vegetables.Alongside, incorporate cardiovascular exercises at least three to four times a week in your fitness schedule. Using certain lightening creams may be helpful but it’s best you consider procedures like microdermabrasion which helps to exfoliate the dead layers of skin thereby lending it a glowDr Rekha Sheth is a leading cosmetic dermatologist. She is founder-president, Cosmetology Society (India) and also runs Yuva, a successful chain of skin clinics. Write to her at rekha.s@preventionindia.comadvertisementlast_img read more

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Canadiens Chill The Islanders, 6-4

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens jumped out to the quick start they wanted in all three periods against the New York Islanders.P.K. Subban scored 1:56 into the first, Dale Weise doubled Montreal’s lead 10 seconds into the second, and Alex Galchenyuk scored 52 seconds into the third en route to a 6-4 victory Saturday night — the Canadiens’ fifth over the Islanders in six games.“It’s no surprise that we’re not a good starting team,” said Weise, whose tap-in goal in the second tied his career high with 16 points, set last season. “We wanted to focus on that.“We wanted to send a message to the league that this is a tough place to play.”Metropolitan Division-leading New York had won four straight. Tampa Bay jumped over the Islanders for first place in the Eastern Conference by beating Colorado.Montreal (28-13-3) is ranked 29th in the NHL for first-period productivity, ahead of only Buffalo. The Canadiens have scored 18 first-period goals in 44 games.The Canadiens took a 1-0 lead on their second shot on goalie Jaroslav Halak. With Ryan Strome off for tripping, Andrei Markov faked a slap shot from the point before feeding Subban, whose one-timer sailed past Halak.Weise made it 2-0 off the opening faceoff in the second. Tomas Plekanec stole the puck from Islanders captain John Tavares, who was caught flat-footed, before feeding a streaking Weise in front. The point was Plekanec’s first of four in the game.“We got a good start — right away we scored on the power play,” said Plekanec, who scored twice and added two assists. “Second period, same thing. We got a goal right off the first shift, so that’s huge to build confidence.”Galchenyuk gave the Canadiens a 4-2 lead after he jumped on a loose puck at the side of the net.“It just shows that we were ready to play,” said Dustin Tokarski, who started in goal in place of the injured Carey Price. “If guys can come out of the periods and we can go up early like that, it’s huge. It gets the crowd into it.”Tokarski made 27 saves for his fifth victory of the season after losing to Ottawa on Jan. 15.“The difference was that I made a few saves early,” Tokarski said. “Sometimes your goalie has to be there early on to make a couple of saves. In Ottawa, they got a quick one, but tonight I made a save or two to help swing momentum.”Coach Michel Therrien said Price’s injury, sustained when forward Matt Calvert crashed into him, isn’t serious. However, there is no timetable for his return.Kyle Okposo, Nikolay Kulemin, Anders Lee and Tavares had goals for the Islanders (30-14-1). Former Canadiens goalie Halak, playing for the second straight night, stopped 27 shots.Okposo has five goals in two games, including his four-goal outburst in a home win over Pittsburgh on Friday.After Montreal’s sixth goal, Halak was replaced by Chad Johnson, who faced just two shots.“I’m sure he’s frustrated,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “It’s not the outcome that he wanted. But we didn’t play very well in front of him.”Plekanec put Montreal ahead 3-1 with five minutes remaining in the second period, and he added his second goal midway through the third to make it 6-2. Plekanec assisted on the Canadiens’ first two goals.The Islanders gave Halak back-to-back starts on consecutive nights for the second time this season. Halak made 21 saves in New York’s 6-3 win over the Penguins on Jan. 16.“I’m not going to use this as an excuse, but that’s the third game in (five) nights,” Capuano said. “We’ve played a lot of hockey, and when you play a lot of hockey, the best thing you can do is simplify your game.“We did not simplify our game.”Halak was 4-0 in four starts against his former club, allowing only four total goals.last_img read more

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Video: Watch ESPN’s E:60 Special On Ohio State Running Back Ezekiel Elliott

first_imgEzekiel Elliott and Urban Meyer pose for a picture.ESPNBetween J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, we still don’t know who will start at quarterback for Ohio State. There is no doubt, however, who will be getting the rock from the backfield. Running back Ezekiel Elliott might have been Ohio State’s best offensive player during the amazing run of post-season wins against Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oregon, totaling 696 yards (9.16 yards per touch) and scoring eight touchdowns in those three games.Before becoming an Ohio State star, Elliott dominated as a three-sport star at John Burroughs High School in St. Louis. Elliott was the subject of ESPN’s latest E:60 special, which aired earlier this evening. It has been posted online by executive producer Andy Tennant. Ohio State fans who missed this are going to want to set aside the next 20 minutes for this fantastic feature. [ESPN]last_img read more

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Burnley complete loan move for Chelsea’s Drinkwater

first_imgChelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has completed a loan move to Burnley, the club confirmed on Thursday. The England international has signed a deal at Turf Moor until January 6, 2020, the Lancashire club said.The 29-year-old joined Chelsea in 2017 after being a key member of Leicester City’s Premier League winning squad in 2016. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He made 22 appearances in his first season for the Blues, including appearing in a Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona.He was frozen out last season by Maurizio Sarri and, although the Italian manager left at the end of last season, new boss Frank Lampard made it clear the midfielder was not part of his plans in west London for the upcoming season.Drinkwater has not made a competitive appearance since he came on as a substitute for Chelsea in the 2018 Community Shield.He started his career at Manchester United but never made a first team appearance for the club, spending four different periods on loan.One of those loan spells was at Watford, where current Clarets boss Sean Dyche was in in charge.The 29-year-old has made three appearances for his country, but missed out on the squad for the 2016 European Championships and has not been selected since.Burnley fell away badly last season after they finished seventh in the 2017-18 season, reaching the qualification phase of the Europa League, where they were eliminated by Olimpiacos in the final round before the competition proper.They finished 15th last season, just six points clear of the relegation zone.Drinkwater joins striker Jay Rodriguez, goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and defenders Erik Pieters and Ryan Cooney as new faces at the club, as they look to secure Premier League football for a fifth consecutive season.The Manchester-born midfielder was inspirational during his spell at the Foxes, joining them in 2012 when they were in the Championship. They were promoted, alongside his new team, in 2014. They escaped relegation in 2015, despite being bottom at Christmas, thanks to a late-season resurgence.The next season the Midlands club swept to the title, winning the crown of England’s elite by 10 points, despite starting the season as 5000-1 underdogs.last_img read more

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NSLC Announces Yearend Results

first_img wine up 7.6 per cent spirits up 4.8 per cent beer up 4.7 per cent ready-to-drink up 8.8 per cent The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) recorded net income of $212.6 million for the fiscal year ending March 31, an increase of seven per cent over the $198.7 million recorded during the same time period last year. Gross sales rose 5.5 per cent to $565.6 million compared with $536.4 million last year. The NSLC’s gross sales increases for the fiscal year when compared to year by product category were: A detailed news release on the year-end results can be found by following the News Releases link on the NSLC website at www.thenslc.com . -30-last_img read more

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Doctors strike affects smooth functioning of hospitals in Kerala

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: Work was affected in hospitals — both private and state run — in Kerala on Wednesday following a nationwide call for strike given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019. Passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday and awaiting clearance from the Rajya Sabha, the NMC Bill seeks to establish a new regulatory structure for medical services in India. Protesting against the Bill, the doctors in the private hospitals completely boycotted out-patient services, while those in state-run hospitals attended only to patients in the out-patient departments. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “The outpatient department in our hospital as well as in other private hospitals are closed, even though we are giving the desired medical attention to in-patients,” said a senior doctor attached to a leading private hospital here. Wednesday being a public holiday in Kerala, private medical colleges remained closed, while doctors in state-run colleges turned up for work wearing black badges.last_img read more

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Alberta man accused of killing friends family says friend did it not

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – One of two men charged with shooting three people, then burning their house down, continues to maintain he had nothing to do with it.Joshua Frank and Jason Klaus are charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Klaus’s parents and sister in a home near Castor, Alta., on Dec. 8, 2013.Crown prosecutor Dallas Sopko reminded Frank on Monday that he told undercover police in July 2014 that he did kill the three and gave details.Frank testified he only told the officers, who were posing as crime bosses, because he was trying to be a “tough guy” for 42-year-old Klaus.He said the night of the murders he was sitting in a vehicle when he saw Klaus raise his arm, a muzzle flashed and then a gunshot; Klaus then walked towards his parents’ house with a jerry can.Sopko suggested Frank, who is 32, carried out the murders for cash because he was broke and addicted to drugs, but Frank again said he didn’t kill them.When asked why he didn’t get away from Klaus, even though he had the opportunity, he said it was because he was afraid.“I wasn’t thinking close to rationally,” Frank said.The trial continues on Tuesday.(RD News Now)last_img read more

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Bridgit Mendler Kicks Off BabySitIn Volunteer Campaign For Kids‏

first_imgActress and platinum-selling recording artist Bridgit Mendler has teamed up with Save the Children to launch #BabySitIn, a volunteer campaign for teens to help babies in the United States and around the world get a healthy start. Bridgit Mendler joins kids from across America in the launch of Save the Children’s #BabySitIn CampaignCredit/Copyright: Save the ChildrenKnown for her star role on the Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie series, Mendler is also a youth advocate and has become the newest artist ambassador for Save the Children, the organization announced today.“I am so excited to launch the #BabySitIn campaign with Save the Children, especially because it empowers kids to change the world by helping other kids,” said Mendler, who made the announcement on April 8 and will be talking more about it in front of teens from across the country during Save the Children’s annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C.. “It’s an easy way for kids to help little ones everywhere get a healthy start and an opportunity to learn just by doing something they do most weekends anyway.”Mendler is calling on all babysitters to hold a #BabySitIn between Mother’s Day on May 11 and Father’s Day on June 15. Here is how a #BabySitIn works: a teen volunteers his/her babysitting time to a family; the family gives a donation to Save the Children in the babysitter’s name; and Save the Children uses that donation to help the world’s babies and toddlers. Then, everyone spreads the word through social media. To get involved, visit www.savethechildren.org\BabySitIn.After seeing first-hand Save the Children’s education, health and nutrition programs in the mountainous region of El Quiché, Guatemala, last month, and early learning activities in California’s Central Valley last fall, Bridgit became an avid supporter of the organization and advocate for issues affecting children.“We are thrilled to have Bridgit on board. Her passion for helping children truly came through when she met with families and kids during her visits to the remote communities in the deserts of California and Guatemala’s western highlands,” said Carolyn Miles, Save the Children’s president and CEO. “We encourage Bridgit’s fans and students around the country to get involved, hold a #BabySitIn and show that you care about kids everywhere!”In addition to Mendler, key speakers at Save the Children’s Advocacy Summit on April 8 and 9 include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY), Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Cokie Roberts of ABC and NPR, and CNN’s Kevin Madden and Stephanie Cutter.last_img read more

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Former Bosnian Serb army officer granted temporary leave by UN tribunal

A former senior officer in the Bosnian Serb army facing trial at the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the worst crimes of the Balkan wars of the 1990s has been granted temporary release from jail so he can attend a memorial service for his father.The trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which sits in The Hague, ordered today that Vinko Pandurević be released under certain terms and conditions, including that he return to the Tribunal’s custody on 8 January next year.Mr. Pandurević – who served as a lieutenant colonel in the Bosnian Serb armed forces (VRS) – and six others are charged with crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims in the Srebrenica and Žepa enclaves in mid-1995. More than 7,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in Srebrenica after Bosnian Serb forces overran what was supposed to be a UN-protected enclave, or safe haven, and the ICTY has found previously that the events there constituted genocide.The provisional release of Mr. Pandurević follows the ICTY’s decisions over the past month to temporarily release four other men, who are also facing trial at the Tribunal, during its winter recess. 11 December 2007A former senior officer in the Bosnian Serb army facing trial at the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the worst crimes of the Balkan wars of the 1990s has been granted temporary release from jail so he can attend a memorial service for his father. read more

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UN agency provides loans to help coffee and cocoa producers in Papua

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a loan agreement yesterday in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, with senior officials from the country’s Government.The $14 million loan will go to an agricultural project that aims to train farmers to engage in more efficient and sustainable production practices.The project covers cocoa producers in the coastal areas of East New Britain and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, while the coffee producers being helped are in the Eastern Highlands, Jiwaka and Simbu provinces.Coffee quality and yields have deteriorated in Papua New Guinea, making it harder for producers to earn a living, IFAD reported. An invasive pest known as the cocoa pod borer also threatens to devastate the crops of many cocoa producers.The new loan deal means the Rome-based IFAD has provided almost $40 million of financing to various projects in Papua New Guinea. 15 September 2010The United Nations rural development arm has unveiled a loan package in Papua New Guinea that it hopes will improve the livelihoods of smallholder producers of coffee and cocoa, the country’s two main cash crops. read more

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Health aspect of tsunami disaster focus of UN conference

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a meeting of global policymakers this week in Thailand to identify key barriers and lessons learned in the first days of the emergency response and in the weeks of reconstruction following the devastating 26 December Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The three-day conference, which kicks off tomorrow in Phuket, one of the resort areas hit by the giant waves, will ask tough questions about the international community’s response to health and other aspects of the disaster, which left an arc of devastation from Thailand to the Horn of Africa, killing at least 270,000 people and injuring another 500,000. Parents lost their children, children were left orphaned and whole communities were torn apart. Untold numbers were left homeless, often without access to safe water or to shelter. Today, many people still live with the mental and physical trauma caused by the disaster and its aftermath. Although the international response to this disaster was unprecedented – billions of dollars were raised around the world and international agencies moved supplies and staff quickly to the region – the WHO-led conference will ask whether more could have been done, more effectively and efficiently. read more

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Buckeye football turns attention to Buffalo

Cody Cousino / For The LanternThen-sophomore Braxton Miller evades the defense during a game against Michigan on Nov. 24, 2012, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 26-21.For the first time in Ohio State football history, eight individuals were chosen to serve as captains for the 2013 version of the Buckeyes.Members of the eight-man leadership crew, along with coach Urban Meyer, addressed the media after practice Wednesday.Senior backup quarterback Kenny Guiton was one of the eight chosen to lead OSU this season, and the news did not come as a surprise to team members, as Guiton received a large portion of his teammates’ votes.“Most votes (were for) (senior offensive lineman Jack) Mewhort, second most was C.J. Barnett and then Kenny was not far behind, he was like third or fourth,” Meyer said.Guiton said he was surprised to receive the honor, but not surprised that his teammates look up to him.“I was surprised that I was a captain, but I’m really not surprised that I’m a leader,” Guiton said.Meyer went on to express more accolades for his backup quarterback, saying “he’s an incredible kid; (his) parents need to be proud of that guy… I think he should be a coach, I really do, I’ve had that chat with him.”Guiton was not the only gunslinger to be named captain, as junior starting quarterback Braxton Miller was also given the honor.Miller said that he has “big shoes to fill,” left by previous OSU captains, but that he is ready to “take charge.”With eight captains, this year’s Buckeye squad tops the previous high of six set in 2010.Now that the captains have been named, the Buckeye players and coaches are ready to shift focus exclusively toward Saturday’s matchup against Buffalo. Meyer said it’s an incredible feeling to represent his home state and that there are a number of tasks to accomplish.“The responsibility (is) you have to put a good team out there, and that’s really all our focus is,” Meyer said. “Yes it’s exciting and we’re fired up and all that. Every Friday night is a tough night to sleep. You just want to put a good product out there.”Senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said this year’s team is a lot different from last year’s and has the potential to put up more points as a result.“I feel like our tempo this year is so much more flawless, we’re so much more crisp on our assignments, we’ve got way more leaders and playmakers out there,” Brown said. “You’ll see a lot of points if we can execute and do what we do.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Buffalo Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. read more

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Ohio State releases week 1 depth chart

An Ohio State football spokesman tweeted out the team’s week one depth chart Wednesday afternoon, but a few questions still remain about pending position battles.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Navy Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon.Credit: Courtesy of OSU Athletics

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EHF EURO 2014 Groups drawn Group C and B will definitely give

Group A: Denmark, Czech Republic, Macedonia, AustriaGroup B: Spain, Iceland, Hungary, NorwayGroup C: Serbia, France, Poland, RussiaGroup D: Croatia, Sweden, Belarus, Montenegro The draw for the EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark has been conducted in Herning, Denmark. The draw saw two very strong groups, Group B where World Champion Spain will take on Iceland, Hungary and Norway, while in Group C – Serbia, France, Poland and Russia meet. ← Previous Story Chekhovski Medvedi does not apply for EHF Champions League, club on verge of closure Next Story → Claus Leth Mogensen new Byåsen Trondheim coach EHF EURO 2014euro 2014 denmarkhandball read more

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Oscar Pistorius brother acquitted of killing woman in road crash

first_imgCarl Pistorius, brother of Oscar Pistorius, the superstar double-amputee Olympic athlete who shot and killed his girlfriend and is accused of murder, inside the court for his culpable homicide case in South Africa today. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)Carl Pistorius’ stepmother and sister hugged him in the court after Magistrate Buks du Plessis announced he was acquitted of all charges — culpable homicide as well as alternate charges of driving negligently and driving without consideration.Pistorius said he felt for the family of the woman who died, regardless of who was responsible.“My heart goes to them,” he said. “I do think of them, and I will continue thinking of them while I walk on this earth, and I understand their loss and their pain and, regardless of whose responsibility it is, the pain doesn’t diminish.”Barnard died in a hospital six days after the accident.Simasiku said the state did not have an expert witness to counter a planned defense argument that Barnard actually died from lack of care in the hospital and not as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.Oscar Pistorius, meanwhile, is charged with premeditated murder in the shooting he says was accidental because he mistook model Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar. – AP Read: Police took photos of Oscar Pistorius on their mobile phones after arrest>More: Photos of Oscar Pistorius training in blades published in South Africa> OSCAR PISTOTIUS’ OLDER older brother cried tears of relief as a magistrate acquitted him of culpable homicide and negligent driving for the death of a woman in a road accident.The case attracted international interest because the two Pistorius brothers, including double-amputee Olympics star Oscar, faced court cases for the deaths of two women.The magistrate ruled that Carl Pistorius, 28, was not negligent and that Maria Barnard was driving her motorcycle excessively fast when she crashed into the back of his vehicle in March 2008.Carl Pistorius’ case was brought to court shortly after athlete Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.The spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority, Medupe Simasiku, denied that Carl Pistorius was only prosecuted because of his younger brother’s high-profile murder case.last_img read more

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Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

first_img Short URL By Hayley Halpin Image: Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 9,754 Views Image: Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com Share29 Tweet Email3 https://jrnl.ie/4576332 center_img Streaming, or tracking children according to ability at a young ageProviding low cost education to allAllowing universities to increase their number of places so that more young people could attendGiving students a second chance to go to university if they did not get the right gradesThe results showed that young people from privileged social backgrounds were more satisfied with their life than those from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, the size of this disparity was affected by the types of educational policies adopted by European countries. For example, in countries that delayed streaming, or tracking children according to ability until a later age, there was a negligible difference in life satisfaction between different social classes. “The age at which children were streamed had no effect on the wellbeing of middle class students, however children from impoverished backgrounds were significantly happier when streaming age was delayed,” the study’s lead author Björn Högberg said.People from disadvantaged backgrounds were also happier in countries where the average cost of education was low, where universities increased their enrolment size, and when universities allowed second chance opportunities.Happiness gapsThe gap in happiness between social classes was largest in Hungary and Bulgaria, where children are streamed at a very young age and there are limited second chance opportunities provided for students to go to university.The UK and Germany also had significant ‘happiness gaps’, which in the UK was due to the very high costs of private education and the low enrollment levels of British universities.Denmark, on the other hand, was one of the most equal country in terms of the happiness of its citizens. It also had the most inclusive educational policies – tracking pupils at an older age, providing low-cost private education, and giving children generous second chance opportunities to go to university.SuggestionsThe study suggests that governments and other policymakers need to consider the wider impact of their education policies on society. “Schools have the potential to have a huge impact on children and youth and on their life chances, but a narrow focus on academic outcomes such as test results provides only an incomplete picture of the consequences of education policies,” Högberg said.“I would recommend that education policy, especially at higher levels, are designed such that the opportunity to access education, should one want to, is maximised, either through institutional measures, such as widening access for poorer students, or through financial measures – such as lowering student fees.” Apr 7th 2019, 10:31 AM ‘INCLUSIVE’ EDUCATIONAL POLICIES that help working class students access higher education, such as lowering the cost of private education, act to reduce the ‘happiness gap’ between the rich and poor, according to a new study. Other such policies include delaying streaming children according to their ability until they are older and increasing the intake of universities so that more students can attend. Research shows that the more educated people are, the happier they tend to be, according to the authors.They note that it is, unfortunately, also the case that children from privileged, wealthy backgrounds tend to do better at school and are more likely to go to university than children from poorer working class backgrounds. The study, published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, shows that this doesn’t have to be the case, and that the link between social class and happiness can be moderated by educational policies that offer more opportunities to disadvantaged children. The researchers used the European Social Survey, a European-wide survey carried out every two years since 2002, to calculate the life satisfaction and happiness of almost 15,000 people aged 18-29 years from 25 countries. They then looked at the impact of four different education policies on the wellbeing of citizens. These included: Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 10:30 AM 12 Comments last_img read more

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TMobile and 20th Century Fox Announce Deal for Cheap Movie Tickets

first_img MCU News: Captain Marvel Wraps, Frank Grillo Teases & MoreChris Evans Has a Great Idea if Disney Buys Fox and More MCU News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. You’re probably not the only one who thinks the price of movie tickets has become way too expensive. If you live in a big city, you’re probably paying up to $15 per ticket every time you see a movie. If you’re anything like us, that’s resulted in you going to see a movie in a theater a lot less often. Why spend all that money when you can watch a perfectly good movie at home on a streaming service you already pay for? Outside of a few must-see events each year (your Star Wars, your Marvels, maybe the occasional Get Out), you probably don’t get out to see movies that much anymore. And that’s a shame.No matter how good your home setup is, there’s nothing quite like going to see a movie in a theater. No matter how big your new OLED or whatever is, it probably still doesn’t take up an entire wall the way your local theater’s screen does. And I don’t care how good your surround system is, the theater is better. Often the movie is specifically designed for the speaker-placement in a theater. Not so much for your living room. Every aspect of a good movie theater is designed to immerse you in the movie, to give you a distraction-free environment to get lost in another world. You know you should see more movies in the theater, and if you’re on T-Mobile, you’ll soon be able to.The company announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox today, offering its customers $4 tickets to five of the studio’s biggest upcoming movies. Through T-Mobile’s existing deals app, T-Mobile Tuesdays, the carrier will offer discounted tickets to Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Red Sparrow, Deadpool 2, Alita: Battle Angel, and Dark Phoenix. Wow, that’s actually a pretty impressive lineup of cheap movies. I want to see three, possibly even four of those. To claim the tickets, you’ll have to be a T-Mobile subscriber, download the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, buy the ticket when the deal pops up, and redeem it with the Atom Tickets app. In addition to the $4 tickets, T-Mobile customers can also enter sweepstakes to win trips to premieres and other experiences.This isn’t the first time T-Mobile has offered movie tickets through its deals app. Last year, the company offered cheap tickets to War for the Planet of the Apes, press release and that became one of the most popular deals of the year. T-Mobile says the success of that promotion led to the partnership announced today.Is this reason enough to jump to a different carrier if you’re already happy with what you have? Probably not. It is a nice perk for anyone already on the network, though. And if you were already considering switching, I could totally see $4 movie tickets being the thing that pushes you over the edge. Especially since there are some pretty great movies on offer. You’ll definitely want to see Deadpool 2 in a theater. And Alita: Battle Angel. It might be the only screen big enough to contain those uncanny-valley anime eyes.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Benzemas brilliance secures Santiago Solari his job

first_imgWith another stellar solo performance by Karim Benzema in Vigo, Santiago Solari moves one step closer to keeping his job at Real Madrid.It’s official, Real Madrid is back in top form thanks to the revival project that manager Santiago Solari has completed in order to recover players like Karim Benzema.The French striker was lost during the final days of Julen Lopetegui as the manager, he started the season un top form but something happened along the way and the Frenchman seemed affected by the collective mistakes of the squad.Now under Santiago Solari, Benzema is back to his best form as he proved with the first two goals that Real Madrid scored against Celta de Vigo.The first one was a delightful finish after Luka Modric set him up with a long-range assist, Karim showed us what a perfect first touch he has and made a beautiful finish in front of the goalkeeper.The second goal didn’t come until the second half, Benzema did it again with an interesting dribble inside the box and a finish that brought an own goal from Cabral on the rebound.Real Madrid was already winning the match by two goals after one hour, but Hugo Mallo made the game more interesting with a beautiful volley that gave Celta a fighting chance.➕3⃣ Make that four wins on the spin! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/jWKg4KcYCc— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 11, 2018Real Madrid held the result until the last 10 minutes of the match, as Odriozola received a nasty knock on his knee inside the box and the referee awarded a penalty for Los Blancos.Sergio Ramos was the man who took the shot and he did it again, another Panenka-styled attempt that the goalkeeper wasn’t able to save and thus Los Blancos were winning it 3-1.But there were still more goals coming, two of them that came during the final minutes of the match.Dani Ceballos scored Real Madrid’s fourth with an absolute screamer from outside the box, but he helped Celta out in their second goal after deviating the shot that Mendez took from outside the box as well.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.This result gives Real Madrid 20 points, it puts them in a very comfortable position only four points behind leaders FC Barcelona.But the main topic for today was the fact that Santiago Solari was able to recover the squad completely, the Benzema performance may have won him the job as the manager on a permanent basis, at least until the end of the season.⚽✨ PA-NEN-KA! 👇 @SergioRamos pic.twitter.com/nzE9ZXmF1Z— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 11, 2018While there still hasn’t been an announcement from the club, we can expect them to give the job to Solari during this week when all the international players travel to represent their countries in the last fixture of 2018 for all the national teams.Solari did everything right during this time, he proved that he is qualified to at least keep this squad competitive and he also proved that he has a great connection with all the players.Karim Benzema is not the only one who has responded, pretty much all the other players did their part and they all feel important for the club again.Santiago did save Vinicius on the bench for this match, he decided to give other young players a chance and they responded very well to the challenge.Dani Ceballos is the best example of this, but the young Brazilian can expect a lot more playing time from now on at Real Madrid if Solari ultimately stays as the manager.Florentino Perez has a decision to make, but members of the board already came out to endorse the Argentine’s permanence in the club.We’ll see how everything goes for Santiago, he already did his part.Do you think Real Madrid will announce Santiago Solari as the manager or do you think they will call someone else? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Far East Movement Inks Milestone Promotional Deal In China

first_imgNews Far East Movement’s Collaborations In China far-east-movement-inks-milestone-promotional-deal-china Facebook For indies with their own web of relationships from years of successful collaborations, Far East Movement’s non-exclusive arrangement with NetEase Cloud Music gives them access to the firm’s vast set of relationships in China as well. The band will retain all copyrights to their material and hope the new music will find fans in America, but presenting experimental collaborations China-wide could be the beginning of great things ahead. “Hopefully this deal will inspire new types of relationships and experiments between artists and platforms, and help reshape what a label could look like in this context,” Nish said.NetEase reported more than 400 million active monthly users in 2017 and announced last summer that almost a third of their platform activity is international. They have deals in place with Chinese competitors Ali Music (Alibaba) and Tencent Music, and international licensing with Kobalt and Merlin. Their promotion and marketing agreement with Far East Movement is the first time the platform has invested in collaborations with U.S. artists. Nish said, “We hope to expose these Chinese artists to new audiences as well as bring China a new sound and voice.”Far East Movement became a beloved local act in Los Angeles’ Koreatown and after “Like A G6” they struggled to preserve their musical identity on their own terms. Although they left Interscope label Cherrytree Records to form their indie Transparent Agency and handle their own marketing, Cherrytree’s Martin Kierszenbaum was on board helping to create their latest song, “Bamboo.”Pharrell Williams, Daya, OneRepublic: GRAMMY Festival China Makes Fans “Happy”Read more Email Far East Movement Inks Milestone Promotional Deal In China Twitter The unprecedented marketing concept promises new U.S.-China musical relations aheadPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 29, 2018 – 4:46 pm Master pop-dance collaborators Far East Movement have struck a marketing and distribution deal in China with streaming platform NetEase Cloud Music to work with and promote local recording artists.Far East Movement’s 2010 hit “Like A G6″ featuring Cataracts and Dev reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making them the first Asian-American group to reach the top spot. Now as the first American artists to reach a multi-million dollar deal with NetEase in China, they are looking to break new ground and stand out by keeping it fresh.”We wanted to go month-by-month instead of releasing an album all at once, because we didn’t want to be stuck to a timeline, trying to take an artist or sound from a year ago and market it a year later,” bandmember Kev Nish told Billboard. “We want it to feel real-time and current.” Their first global release under the new deal appeared on Oct. 26, “Bamboo” featuring Kina Grannis and Jason Zhang. https://twitter.com/transparentfeed/status/1055890362521153536last_img read more

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