MANILA, Philippines—Being a member of Team Lakay undoubtedly gives anyone a feeling of pride especially with four ONE World champions fighting under its name.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio all gave the team, and the Philippines, honor when it comes to mixed martial arts.This grandeur, however, also brings pressure to those who don’t have a gold-plated strap around their waist.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTake for example Edward Kelly, one of the top featherweights in the promotion who will be the first man up for the famed Baguio-based promotion in 2019.“There’s an added pressure for me to perform and open the year on a high note for Team Lakay,” said Kelly who will face Evolve MMA’s Christian Lee from Singapore. “I am the first to fight this 2019 so I am planning to give it my all when I get inside that cage.” Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lee put Kelly on a suplex in the first round but the referee deemed the move illegal after the Filipino landed on his head.“His relentlessness is his strength, but that can also be his weakness,” said Kelly. “I need to pick my shots, maximize my striking and be careful with his takedowns. Should the opening present itself, I am definitely going for a knockout.” Kelly’s rematch with Lee is part of the ONE: Eternal Glory card in Jakarta headlined by fellow Team Lakay member and ONE World strawweight champion Joshua Pacio who is defending his belt against Japan’s Yosuke Saruta.Literally the first fighter from Team Lakay to fight this year, Kelly aims to set the tone for his camp after a banner year.All four World champions from that camp won their titles in 2018 beginning with Eustaquio who unified the flyweight belts when he beat rival Adriano Moraes in June while Folayang regained his ONE World lightweight belt in November defeating Lee’s teammate Amir Khan for the vacant strap.“The target is to start the year right for Team Lakay, I want to beat Christian Lee and then hopefully get a crack at the ONE World featherweight title in the near future,” said Kelly, who has to fight Martin Nguyen for the belt if he gets the chance.Kelly (11-5) is also looking to get a convincing win against Lee (10-3) after their first fight ended in a disqualification of the Singaporean.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Phoenix Fuel Masters do ‘Bird Box’ challenge during team building for PBA Season 44 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad PLAY LIST 01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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
New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) After scoring a dominant win in the tournament opener, top seed Vishnu Vardhan hailed the ambitious Asian Tennis Tour (ATT), launched by ATF. Vardhan thrashed Tenzin Dorji from Bhutan 6-1 6-1 in the opening round. Dorji, junior Indian Davis Cupper Adil Kalyanpur and Cambodias Kenny Bun released balloons in presence of Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) President Anil Khanna to mark the opening ceremony. Khanna said it is their sincere endeavour to help the Asian players, who struggle to make money in the demanding tennis world. “Only top-100 players are making money in todays tennis world. We are trying to help our Asian players by offering them decent money,” Mr Khanna said. He also said that five players to be picked from ATT for IPTL will earn great experience apart from getting chances to get wild cards for ITF Futures and ATP Challengers. Vardhan said it would have been great if such an initiative was launched a decade back. “The Asian Tennis Tour is a great initiative organised by the AITA and Asian Tennis Federation. It helps in the two ways; its a great opportunity in terms of transition when you make from juniors to mens and also for other players who want to make extra money which they can use for training and travelling purposes in terms of lack of sponsorships,” Vardhan said. “It should have been a great initiative, if it would have been 10 years back that could have been much easier for me to make my transition from juniors to mens but nevertheless sports is improving right now and I would like to thank Anil Khanna sir for this beautiful initiative at this right moment when the ITF has made the change in the prize money and where there are not going to be anymore USD 10,000 from next year and its a welcome change, where many Asian countries would find it tough to get sponsors to organise the USD 15,000 tournament which is minimum in futures events. So, now they can organise the ATT and can benefit their own players.” PTI AT CM CMadvertisement
There is no stopping master goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in his ambition to add more major titles to his collection of the 2006 World Cup and seven Serie A championships.Buffon, who will lead Italy in France when they look to end a 48-year wait for their second European Championship crown, has extended his contract with Juventus beyond his 40th birthday as he also seeks the equally elusive Champions League.He has been a runner-up in both, finishing on the losing side in the Euro 2012 final against Spain in Kiev.The question is whether Antonio Conte’s Italy will be good enough to go one better even with record holder Buffon, ripening with age like a vintage Chianti, between the posts.Buffon, Italy’s most capped player with 156 appearances, set a Serie A record in March of 974 minutes without conceding a goal.”I was born for this type of work and to be the exception,” Buffon was recently quoted as saying in La Gazzetta dello Sport.”If it could happen that I’d be the first player to compete in six World Cups, it would certainly mean something because of its rarity,” he added with the 2018 tournament in his sights. He has seen action at the last four tournaments after being an unused reserve at France 1998.Any goalkeeper keeping a string of clean sheets needs the help of a good defence and Buffon has that at Juventus with Italy team mates Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli, but he also has to be a rounded performer.advertisementBuffon is a remarkable shot stopper, commanding in the air, a fine reader of opposition attacks and organiser of the defence and a respected voice in the changing room.
The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out So you’ve completed a few successful five-gallon batches of malt extract home brewed beer – congratulations! But once that high wears off, the newbie homebrewer is left with the question of “what’s next?” Fortunately for gear-minded brewmasters, there’s always more tech to buy that will make brewing and bottling days faster and more fun.When you’re ready to take your first steps away from brewing in buckets, head for these must-have upgrades.Speidel Eight Gallon Plastic FermentersGo ahead and get two, one for primary and one for secondary fermenting. The huge top opening allows you to get all the way inside for thorough cleaning. The built-in spigot enables easy transfers between vessels without the headache of using a racking cane. Attached handles prevent unexpected drops and allow the weight to be evenly distributed when carrying. The roomy eight-gallon size means plenty of room for your five-gallon batches to bubble away without fear of blowouts.The FastRack Bottle Drying StationForget the old-school bottle tree motif, FastRacks take up less room and are super simple to clean. They’re perfect for letting rinsed bottles drip-dry, keeping sanitized bottles at the ready for fast-access when filling, or for storing bottles between batches. When not in use, you can almost forget the FastRack is even there thanks to its low profile, minimalist design.Dark Star BurnerTake your home brewing off the stove and into the great outdoors with this lightweight, low-cost, entry-level propane gas burner. The Dark Star can bring a full five-gallon kettle of water from room temperature to boiling in around 15 minutes. When you’re ready to upgrade your boil volume, this burner can handle up to a 10-gallon pot.Of course, this is just a start. Once you begin expanding your kit beyond the basics, there’s a lot more to buy.You’ll want a wort chiller to bring your post-boil temperature down as quickly as possible before adding yeast into your fermenter. And speaking of yeast, a 2000mL Erlenmeyer flask is handy for creating yeast starters to properly attack high gravity brews. And if you’re not already measuring your original gravity, you’re never going to properly gauge your progress at brewing higher-alcohol beers without a hydrometer.Hopefully, you didn’t get into home brewing to save money, but if you did, know every dollar you spend on advanced equipment means easier brewing and bottling days and eventually, tastier, higher-quality beer. Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Editors’ Recommendations The Best American Liqueur
New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council on Wednesday conducted a ‘Plogging’ drive in various places across New Delhi in a bid to promote the idea of a single-use-plastic-free Capital.NDMC Secretary Rashmi Singh also launched a citizens participation movement from Wednesday to October 2 in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to make India free of single-use plastic. Singh urged for greater civic participation and sensitization of people from all walks of life, urging for personal commitments from various segments of society as a part of this movement so that it becomes their daily habit to be more environmentally conscious and active. The NDMC said in a statement that it is the residents’ responsibility to make the Capital city free from single-use plastic, which poses a grave threat to the ecological balance of nature. Shopkeepers/ MTA’s at Mini Market, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Babu Market at Sarojini Nagar and Kali Bari Marg joined the movement. NDMC officials interacted with various stakeholders including rag pickers to make them a part of the movement.
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “We know music and entertainment are essential to so many people’s daily lives. Backing Massey Hall means we are helping to provide our Cardmembers and music-lovers across the city with access to the beautifully restored iconic Massey Hall. It’s a natural fit for us because of our ongoing commitment to offering exclusive entertainment experiences for our Cardmembers,” says David Barnes, Vice President of Advertising and Communications at American Express Canada.The American Express Foundation supports efforts to save and sustain historical places, like Massey Hall, so that more people are able to enjoy classic sites around the world. Since joining forces in 2015, the American Express Foundation has helped fund other aspects of the project including the demolition and retention of the brick from the original building and re-plastering the ceiling of the concert hall. Advertisement Advertisement American Express’ new commitment will support the removal and restoration of 100 original stained glass windows that have been hidden behind plywood since 1950. The windows were originally boarded up to protect the integrity of sound in the venue. Teams of local stained glass experts will work to restore the glass, preserving these once tucked away pieces of history for generations to come. Additionally, the funding will support the design and installation of special noise protecting shades that will cover the glass during performances. American Express has a long standing relationship with Massey Hall as a marketing partner through its popular Front Of The Line® program that provides Cardmembers with advanced and reserved ticket access to concerts and events.The donation from the American Express Foundation is part of a global focus on supporting the restoration and preservation of buildings and sites of historic and cultural significance.About American Express in CanadaAmerican Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. American Express was established in Canada in 1853 and offers a variety of consumer and business products. Learn more at americanexpress.ca and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.About Massey HallMassey Hall is one of Canada’s most revered cultural institutions and a designated National Historic Site. The iconic venue has hosted some of the greatest historical figures and contemporary artists including, Winston Churchill, Gordon Lightfoot, Helen Keller, Enrico Caruso, Neil Young, U2, Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, Bob Dylan, Feist & Harry Styles. Built in 1894 by Hart Massey, Massey Hall was gifted to the citizens of Toronto and to this day, operates as a not for profit organization. Remaining true to Massey’s vision, the organization devotes much of its focus on community outreach & education as well as artist development programs. In order to logistically & successfully accommodate these initiatives as well as continuing to attract the world’s greatest performers, Massey Hall is currently in the midst of a Revitalization – a multiphase project to renew both the interior & exterior of the hall and the construction of a new south tower – to ensure that the lives of Canadians continue to be enriched through arts, employment, and cultural celebration for generations to come. Login/Register With: TORONTO – American Express Canada is pleased to announce that the American Express Foundation is pledging $1 Million toward the restoration of historic Massey Hall. This is the Foundation’s second major gift to the initiative to revitalize the venue, bringing its total contribution to $2.25 Million USD. Facebook Twitter
Rabat – Projects under the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) in 2013 benefited over 1.27 million people for an amount of MAD 3.9 billion, including INDH share which stands at MAD 2.2 bln, said a statement by the Initiative coordinating board.The number of projects and actions scheduled or carried out in 2013, as part of the INDH, is 6,227 operations totaling MAD 3.9 billion, including INDH share which is MAD 2.2 billion, that is a lever effect of 43%, said the same source.Last year was also marked by the reinforcement of the program of territorial upgrading, through the launch of over 700 km of roads, the electrification of over 1900 villages, the supply with drinking water for 127 towns, the building of 700 houses for teachers, and the availability of 38 ambulances with medical care, it added.
15 January 2009Ambassador Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg was elected today as the 65th President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), making her the second woman to lead the world body’s principal organ responsible for coordinating work in these critical fields. Ambassador Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg was elected today as the 65th President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), making her the second woman to lead the world body’s principal organ responsible for coordinating work in these critical fields. Ms. Lucas will be assisted by four Vice-Presidents who were also elected today: Carmen Maria Gallardo Hernandez of El Salvador, Tiina Intelmann of Estonia, Hamidon Ali of Malaysia and Somduth Soborun of Mauritius. This is the first time in the history of the 54-member Council that its Bureau will be led by three women Ambassadors.Speaking after her election, Ms. Lucas outlined the Council’s work for the coming year. “Our main challenge is to further strengthen the quality and relevance of the work of the Council on development,” she noted. She also presented the theme of the 2009 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR), “Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to global health,” to be held next July in Geneva. She urged the Council to take advantage of this theme’s unique cross-sectoral nature that can help it to focus on the inter-linkages between health-related goals, including those that are part of the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the overall development agenda. “I intend to work very closely with the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly to make this year a decisive year for action on the health agenda,” she said. In addition, Ms. Lucas announced the participation of ten countries which will make their National Voluntary Presentations (NVPs) during the 2009 AMR, noting that Member States consider the NVP mechanism as an important instrument to review progress, assess impact and promote best practices.ECOSOC will kick start its activities for the 2009 AMR with the Special Event on Philanthropy and Global Public Health, to be held on 23 February. “This meeting will be an opportunity to engage foundations and the private sector together with the UN, to find creative solutions to step up progress towards the health MDGs and to promote global equity,” said Ms. Lucas. Congratulating Ms. Lucas on her election, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said she was confident the new President will guide the Council with as much success as her predecessor, Ambassador Léo Mérorès of Haiti.“Indeed, in the face of multiple global crises, your work will be especially challenging in the months ahead,” she told the meeting. “The effects of the recent financial turmoil continue to reverberate around the world. Years of painstaking efforts – in this Council and across the international community – hang in the balance,” she stated, adding that despite recent progress towards the MDGs, more people are suffering from poverty and hunger.Ms. Migiro recalled the “constructive role” ECOSOC has played in the midst of global crises, such as how its emergency sessions helped mobilize the international community to act in the wake of the food crisis last year.“The Council is in a unique position to forge closer ties among all relevant actors, so as to maximize the UN’s potential to serve the needs of humanity,” she stressed.Likewise, outgoing President Léo Mérorès noted that the establishment of the AMR and the Development Cooperation Forum has underscored the Council’s capacity to bring together a wide range of players to focus on the most critical dimensions of development.ECOSOC coordinates the development work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions and 5 regional commissions. It receives reports from 11 UN funds and programmes and issues policy recommendations to the UN system.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Experts say consumers still have options amid deal binge in online travel; Expedia buys Orbitz NEW YORK, N.Y. – A wave of deals in the online travel industry has increasingly put some familiar names under two corporate umbrellas: Expedia and Priceline.For now, industry executives and travel experts say, consumers won’t notice much of an impact. They will still have plenty of options for booking flights, hotel rooms and vacation packages, including shopping directly with airline and hotel websites.Expedia said Thursday that it is buying rival Orbitz Worldwide Inc. for about $1.3 billion. The deal adds the Orbitz brand and sites including CheapTickets and HotelClub to a lineup that already includes names such as Hotels.com, Hotwire, Trivago and Australia’s Wotif. com. Expedia is also in the process of buying Travelocity.In a conference call with analysts, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that even though big in the online segment, his company is “only a small player” in a $1.3 trillion travel market that includes giants like Google and many newcomers. Expedia says its booking account for only 4 per cent of global travel spending.The purchase of Orbitz would leap Expedia ahead of The Priceline Group Inc. in travel bookings, although Priceline would still be larger by revenue and stock market value. Besides its namesake website, Priceline owns Booking.com, Kayak and restaurant-reservation site OpenTable. Then there are smaller players such as airfare-search site Hipmunk and last-minute deal site HotelTonight.Khosrowshahi said he was optimistic that antitrust regulators would approve the deal.Some analysts agreed. They said consolidation in the online travel industry is in the early stages, and it’s an industry with low barriers to new entrants.“In broad terms, the less players that you have, consumers have less choice … and obviously less price competition is not good for consumers, but I don’t think we’re at that point yet,” said Tuna Amobi of S&P Capital IQ. “There is still a tremendous amount of alternatives out there to make online travel reservations.”Daniel Kurnos, an analyst for The Benchmark Co., said the deal might even help consumers by giving Expedia more size to negotiate better deals with airlines and hotels.Gary Leff, a travel blogger and co-founder of frequent flier discussion website MilePoint, said for most consumers, the deal won’t make a big difference. He recommends that consumers use online travel agencies to comparison-shop, but unless there’s a reason — such as an itinerary that includes more than airline — it’s better to book directly with the airline or hotel.That way, if you need to change a trip or there is some other problem, “it’s a whole lot easier dealing just with the airline than with the airline and an online agency,” he said.Leff said the industry is evolving, and the winning companies will be those who develop the best mass technology for catering to an individual consumer’s preferences — not just finding the cheapest flight.Expedia will gain Orbitz’s highly regarded technology, especially in searching airfares — Orbitz was started in 1999 by five of the largest U.S. airlines to counter the advent of online travel agencies including Expedia. It went public in 2007.Expedia, based in Bellevue, Washington, said that it will pay $12 per share, a 25 per cent premium to Orbitz’s closing price of $9.62 on Wednesday.The boards of Expedia and Orbitz approved the sale, but approval would still be needed from a majority of Orbitz shareholders. Expedia said it couldn’t predict when the deal would close.Expedia had 2014 revenue of $5.76 billion. Priceline hasn’t reported fourth-quarter results, but in the first nine months of 2014, it had $6.6 billion in revenue compared with Expedia’s $4.41 billion. In travel bookings, Priceline had $39.64 billion, Expedia was right behind with $39.14 billion, and Orbitz had $9.69 billion.Shares of Expedia jumped $11.35, or 14.5 per cent, to $89.57; and Orbitz shares rose $2.10, or 21.8 per cent, to $11.72. TripAdvisor soared too — up $15.13, or 22.5 per cent, to $82.40. Priceline gained $31.89, or 3 per cent, to $1,091.95.___David Koenig reported from Dallas. He can be reached at http://twitter.com/airlinewriter by David Koenig And Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2015 11:45 am MDT FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Expedia analytics team workers Mike Brown, left, Saurin Pandya and Prashanti Tata chat in an alcove set up for employees, in Bellevue, Wash. Expedia announced on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, that it is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion. The deal comes less than a month after Expedia announced the $280 million acquisition of another rival, Travelocity. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
by Posted Aug 24, 2016 7:22 am MDT Last Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 9:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canada’s only entrepreneur bank shows growth The Business Development Bank of Canada has released its fiscal results for 2016.Michael Denham, the president and CEO of Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, says he’s proud of the BDC’s performance.“Why I find this important is it really speaks to the level of activity and quality of projects that entrepreneurs in the country are looking to finance, so our growth is good news because it reflects the vibrancy and growth of entrepreneurs here in Canada,” he said.Over the 12 month period that ended March 31, the BDC committed $4.8-billion in loans to its financing clients, and its total portfolio now stands at $26-billion.In November, the bank, in conjunction with ATB Financial, announced an extra $1-billion in loans available for Alberta entrepreneurs, in an effort to reduce the shock of low oil prices on the provincial economy.
WASHINGTON — A person familiar with the deal says All-Star pitcher Patrick Corbin has agreed to a six-year contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical exam.The person confirmed the length of the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because nothing had been announced by the team.The left-handed Corbin, who left the Arizona Diamondbacks, joins a Nationals starting rotation that already includes three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.The 29-year-old Corbin is coming off his best season in the majors, going 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA while pitching 200 innings for the second time in his career. He was considered the top starter available in an elite free-agent class that includes right fielder Bryce Harper, the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year and 2015 NL MVP for the Nationals.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsHoward Fendrich, The Associated Press
RIP Michael Bond. You made 5.55 PM on BBC1 great. pic.twitter.com/X9K9eNJlcd— Rae Earl (@RaeEarl) June 28, 2017 Thanks Mr Bond. pic.twitter.com/ByA7Yn2xA2— barney farmer (@barneyfarmer) June 28, 2017 David Walliams The official Paddington Bear account called it “a very sad day”, adding: “Michael Bond CBE will be missed by many.”Paddington fan Chris Hewitt tweeted: “Very sad to hear about Michael Bond. Let’s raise a glass (and a marmalade sandwich) to him.” Stephen Fry Today is a very sad day. Michael Bond CBE will be missed by many. pic.twitter.com/ZoCb5sU2V9— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) June 28, 2017 #MichaelBond the creator of #Paddington 1926 to 2017. https://t.co/fA6CbNK3uW— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) June 28, 2017 Paddington Bear is a brilliant story about an immigrant trying to find a new home in a strange country. RIP Michael Bond you fantastic human— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 28, 2017 Thanks Mr Bond Paddington was also trending Having a marmalade sandwich in honour of Michael Bond (91), who gave us Paddington Bear. There must always be time for whimsy. Thanks. RIP. pic.twitter.com/JyAFOVkZEj— Mothra P.I. (@Hardywolf359) June 28, 2017 RIP Michael Bond. Paddington is a wonderful creation & very dear to many. *raises a marmalade sandwich* 🐻 pic.twitter.com/oeLZF7rW8t— Gary C (@oohgaryc) June 28, 2017 RIP Michael Bond, creator of Paddington. (via https://t.co/7qfUG039x0) pic.twitter.com/ZvDSmGKLYH— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) June 28, 2017 So sorry to hear that Michael Bond has departed. He was as kindly, dignified, charming & lovable as the immortal Paddington Bear he gave us— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) 28 June 2017 It is with much sadness that we confirm the death of beloved author and creator of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond CBE https://t.co/GknPRQxMaB pic.twitter.com/w4ZmKJuu7I— HarperCollinsUK (@HarperCollinsUK) June 28, 2017 I love the new Paddington but this one will always be *my* Paddington Bear. pic.twitter.com/ahMDPVV6fg— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) June 28, 2017 The author was also a trending topic across the UK, with many literature fans celebrating the legacy of his books.“Paddington Bear is a brilliant story about an immigrant trying to find a new home in a strange country. RIP Michael Bond you fantastic human,” posted another fan.How Twitter paid tribute to Michael Bond Tributes have poured in for ‘beloved’ Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond, CBE, who has died at the age of 91 following a short illness.The English author became a giant of children’s literature after his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958. RIP Michael Bond, another source of pleasure gone. We should all go out and give idiots a hard stare in commemoration. And eat marmalade— Patrick Kidd (@patrick_kidd) June 28, 2017 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.
Un million d’iPad 2 écoulés en un week-end ?La nouvelle tablette tactile d’Apple aurait battu un record ce week-end. Des analystes estiment qu’un million d’exemplaires se sont écoulés en 48 heures. Un cap symbolique que l’iPad avait mis 28 jours à atteindre l’an dernier.”L’iPad 2 était en rupture de stocks dans tous les magasins que nous avons contactés durant le week-end”, a souligné dans une note que s’est procurée Reuters Brian White, analyste chez Ticonderoga Securities. Ce dernier ajoute : “En réalité, toutes les enseignes avaient épuisé leur stock d’iPad 2 samedi après-midi et il n’y a pas eu de vente dimanche”. Ce jour-là, le chiffre de 600.000 exemplaires écoulés pendant les premières heures de commercialisation de la nouvelle tablette tactile, était avancé par Gleacher & Co, rapportent Les Echos. D’autres analystes, comme Scott Sutherland de Wedbush Securities, pensent qu’il ne serait “pas surprenant qu’Apple ait vendu près d’un million d’iPad 2 durant le week-end de lancement”, même si la firme de Cupertino n’a avancé aucun chiffre officiel pour le moment. À lire aussiLe plus grand arbre tropical au monde découvert dans une forêt de BornéoL’iPad 2 est sorti vendredi dernier aux Etats-Unis. Il s’agit d’une nouvelle version de la tablette tactile griffée de la pomme, plus fine, plus puissante et dotée de deux caméras. Ce succès précoce serait un signal potentiel d’une bulle sur le marché mondial des tablettes tactiles, où l’offre pourrait dépasser la demande de 36%, a estimé Mark Moskowitz de JP Morgan. D’après lui, la part de marché d’Apple en 2011 devrait être de 61%.Il faudra attendre le 25 mars pour pouvoir acheter l’iPad 2 en France.Le 15 mars 2011 à 10:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
Épidémie de grippe : les enfants particulièrement touchésL’année 2018 commence mal avec une forte épidémie de grippe sur tout le territoire français. Le virus H1N1 qui prédomine touche particulièrement les jeunes bien que les contaminations soient en baisses selon les réseaux Sentinelles. Maxisciences fait le point. Grippe et rentrée scolaire, un mauvais mélange ? Difficile pour un enfant d’échapper à la grippe, avec la rentrée des classes, le taux de contaminations risque à nouveau d’augmenter. La ministre de la santé, Agnès Buzyn a incité les parents à ne pas envoyer leur enfant grippé à l’école. Certaines régions sont particulièrement touchées, la région Sud est la plus touchée avec 785 cas pour 100000 habitants viennent ensuite Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et l’Occitanie. Pourquoi les enfants sont-ils plus sensibles à l’épidémie ? À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le H1N1 est le virus majoritaire de l’épidémie. Le système immunitaire des enfants et des jeunes n’ont pas ou peu connu cette souche. Selon pourquoidocteur.fr, 49% des passages aux urgences liés à la grippe concernent les moins de 15 ans. Sur ces passages, 20% des malades sont hospitalisés.Comment éviter la contamination ? Il n’est pas simple de l’éviter, mais quelques gestes simples peuvent permettre de passer à travers l’épidémie de grippe particulièrement virulente cette année. Se laver les mains régulièrement est la première chose à faire, particulièrement si vous prenez les transports en commun. Désinfecter les objets les plus susceptibles de vous infecter, éviter de serrer la main ou de faire la bise quand vous le pouvez et surtout, évitez le contact avec les gens présentant des symptômes grippaux. Pour en savoir plus sur comment éviter d’attraper la grippe, c’est par ici ! Le 11 janvier 2018 à 11:03 • Morsli Pauline
Related Items:#civilservicebudgetaddress, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Providenciales – With the support from her colleagues, Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson was cheered on by the sounds of beating desks, as she announced, “we will also address the lingering issue of gratuity, outstanding disputes with former civil servants, payment options and other issues of interests for civil servants.” This was stated as Premier Robinson laid out her first budget address to the House of assembly on Tuesday 18th April 2017. Premier Robinson announced that her government is open to an honest dialogue with the public service. Though dates have not yet been confirmed as to when she will meet with the public service, she stated that she has met with the Civil Service Association and believes that “it is vital to have a healthy dialogue between government and its civil service.” The Premier added, “We will provide the much needed resources and partner with the head of the public service to secure service-level agreements throughout the service in a corruption-free environment.” As promised in the PDM’s document of change [manifesto], Premier Robinson told the house speaker and members of assembly that an effective and efficient civil service is a matter of priority for her government. She did not, however, emphasize on the compensation packages promised to civil servants. The 2017-2018 Budget address continues throughout this week.Story by: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#civilservicebudgetaddress
It sure seems like the summer is just flying — in a few weeks, September will be here and it will be autumn for us weather and climate folks. Oct. 12 this year will be the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day windstorm of 1962. Boy, I remember that just like yesterday with a firm implant in my memory.Rainfall reports from last month from your friends and neighbors weren’t much to write home about with most reports between a quarter-inch and a half-inch of rain. The heaviest were Nancy Ellifrit of Mount Vista, with 0.98 of an inch, and Bob Starr of Cougar, with 1.02 inches. The least was Ellen Smart of Ridgefield with just a tenth of an inch.I have had several inquiries about the lack of mosquitoes this summer. I didn’t really pay attention, but I haven’t had any bites sitting outside in my backyard so far. Anyone else notice this?By the way, while we had paltry rain in July, many areas of our state had deluges. Seattle had 1.70 inches; Olympia, 0.90 of an inch; Quillayute, 1.93 inches; Bellingham, 1.70 inches; and Vancouver, 0.24 of an inch. Omak in Eastern Washington got 3.21 inches, mainly in a few thunderstorms, and had severe flooding July 20.There is still an El Niño watch out for this winter, though some climate models indicate neutral conditions. There’s not much chance of a third year in a row of La Niña.
To commemorate the launch of the new tool, the organization is walking the walk, presenting the inaugural 2019 tour featuring Caitlin Canty and Oshima Brothers, the first artists to use the new resource to book their tour, which kicks off Jan. 4 at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall.Americana is inherently a live performance-oriented music genre, known for the use of acoustic instruments, vocal harmonies and road-themed lyrical content. For a style so steeped in tradition, this innovative new tool promises to support roots musicians and free up more of their time to do what they should be doing, making music. See you on tour!Willie Nelson To Be Honored With 2019 Producers & Engineers Wing Award Read more Inside The New Americana Tour Blueprint americana-tour-blueprint-provides-musicians-valuable-booking-routing-resource Facebook https://twitter.com/caitlincanty/status/1057338139495358465 The new online tool from the Americana Music Association gives artist members info for roots music-friendly opportunities in over 100 marketsNate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 1, 2018 – 2:10 pm Touring is tough. For all the joy and rewards of playing your music in a new town each night, there are so many risks and challenges, starting with booking. Now, thanks to the Americana Music Association, a new tool called Americana Tour Blueprint makes routing a tour easier by connecting artists with venues in cities with a roots music-friendly support network of radio stations, retailers, and local press. Email Americana Tour Blueprint Provides Musicians Valuable Booking & Routing Resource NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jan 28, 2018 – 5:36 pm Watch: Jason Isbell Wins Best Americana Album The brand new online tool, which was conceived two years ago, allows members of the organization not only to map out a tour route based on information about over 100 markets on the circuit, but to request a booking at the 20 or so venues that have agreed to receive pitches from Americana Music Association artists.The locations covered by the blueprint stretches through the area roughly surrounding the Interstate 95 corridor, including northeaster cities like Boston and New York all the way down to Miami. There’s also a path through Interstate 65 that leads through markets like Atlanta, Asheville, N.C. and more. The organization hopes this project will go a long way toward fostering the artists of today and tomorrow in the genre it champions.”As an artist advocacy group, our mission is to support the authentic voice of American roots music,” says Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly. “But as a trade association, we are mindful of working with the industry to not only support legends but also to work for the next generation of rising stars.” Twitter News
CBN Ane Nenu Again On May23rd✌ @dinneshchowdary @vishwaksens Watched the #FalaknumaDasPaidPremieres last night. Calling it a mental torture will still be an understatement. I felt like vomiting cuz of camera shakes. Very mediocre movie/below par dialogues. Like seriously,Why did u even make? #FalaknumaDas My Rating : 1.5/5 #FalaknumaDas Review The original is improved to a better taste of TELUGU audiences I really wish this movie to rock in all centers. Other than mass audience Terrifically exhibited tale of Nijam slums. 3.5/4 #FalaknumaDas @vishwaksens bro u have given ur best. U captured the soul of hyd very well. U could have taken better care in 2nd half. But ur hardwork never fails. U have bright future be selective. U have awesome screen presence and in emotional scenes u are very natural Power star the king @chegueverasurya #FalaknumaDas ‘might’ serve as a Mass lovers delight, @vishwaksens tried to deliver his best amongst so many poor performances. The most natural remains the antagonists Raju,Ravi&Tharun Bhascker. Gotta appreciate the efforts put in by Vishwaksens. #FarmerisKing @roopak999 Vamsi-Shekar @UrsVamsiShekar #FalaknumaDas Is remake of Malayalam movie ‘Angamaly Diaries’. Faithful to the plot and screenplay. By just changing pork business to mutton business, can the universe and characters of Angamaly fit into the milieu of Falaknuma? This is where the film erred big-time. Prathusha☕ @prathushaparsh Ravi Kiran @kasojuravikiran Unpaid Media @media_unpaid Cherry Pulipaka @CherryPulipaka Jalapathy Gudelli @JalapathyG Falaknuma DasTwitterTelugu movie Falaknuma Das (Falaknama) starring Vishwaksen Naidu, Saloni Mishra, Harshita Gaur and Prashanthi Charuolingah, has received mixed review and rating from the audience.Falaknuma Das is a romantic action thriller film, which is a remake of the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie Angamaly Diaries. Besides acting, Vishwaksen Naidu has directed the film which has been is produced by Karate Raju, Cherlapally Sandeep Goud and Manoj Kumar Katokar. The movie has received an A certificate and its runtime is 2.30 hours.Falaknuma Das story: Das is young man with a traditional upbringing, but his boisterous nature gets him involved in the world of crime. He loses his temper, acts irrationally during a dispute with a rival business group and ends up killing someone. What happens next forms the crux of the story of the movie.Performance: Vishwaksen Naidu has done good job in his first attempt and his performance is one of the highlights of Falaknuma Das. Saloni Mishra, Harshita Gaur, Prashanthi Charuolingah, Uttej and Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam have done their jobs well and they are also among the assets of the film, say the audience.Technical: Falaknuma Das has good production values and background score, picturisation, action and dailogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the film goers.Falaknuma Das movie review live updates: We bring you some Telugu viewers’ verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Scroll down to see the audience response.Sai Akhil @Sai_Akhil666 Good movie. A bit laggy but we can manage it. 1 time watchable. Bgm is superb. #FalaknumaDas #falaknumadas First half is with full mass entertainment and ends with a bang up to this movie is awesome. later the lagging 2nd half with not worthy ending. mass audience movie ni miss avakandi. A good film. You can enjoy the original version Congratulations @SureshProdns #FalaknumaDas is a raw movie with natural performances portraying the essence and aura of whole old city, Hyderabad bold youth and friendship which is not everyone’s favorite genre ofcourse the film came out for targeted audience reached well for single screens.. The way he(director) viewed the film is totally different from other regular film makers by which we get the cult feel of Falaknuma with that brilliant cinematography and outstanding re-recoding gave rebirth and new high to the film every time on screen.. I heartily appreciate and congratulate Vishwak Sen bhai for this daring attempt.. I was thinking how he managed to shoot in that kind of messy locations that too in public.. Brave attempt for selected genre. ❤️ #MassKaDas #Paandu #Filment #Circuit and our favorite #BTSaidulu ichi padesadu mana local kurallaki. !!! Rajeshwari Prasad @RajeshwariGowd Watching #Falaknamadas After 1st half : G**davalga vundi ra Movie. After 2nd half : D**indu complete Shape out Ipoindi. #TarunBhaskar nailed it he is the best in this movie. Ahh DOP evaro kani actors face lu vethukovalsi vachindi #FalaknumaDas review +ves – Vishwaksen and Tharun bhasker – First half – Music – New talent actors – Hyderabad Nativity -ves – Slightly dragged second half Our Rating : 3/5 Pakka Hyderabadi Bomma #FalaknumaDas #Vishwaksen #FalaknumaDas First Half: Attitude kaa BAAP #MassKaDas Mass Ride with extraordinary BGM New age making on board with extraordinary BGM #FalaknumaDas Tight_Slapz➿ @Tight_Slapz Rohit @Rohit_Lingam #FalaknumaDas Pros: True to “Angamalay Diaries” Viswak Sen Cons: Everything else Overall: Malayalam lo aadindani ikkadiki tekudadu bossu manaki yekkavu ilanti movies. Rating: 1/5 #MassKaDas Done with 1st half… Vivek sagar.. Take a bow man.. BGM mentalssssss #FalaknumaDas I would say this is a good attempt by vishwak to portray the essence of hyd and its culture in a raw n rustic way..Tharun bhascker U r an actor man Good to see uttej sir getting a prominent role after a long time..Please release the OST’s of the film soon @SureshProdns Loved Title cards song and the 1 min bit of kailaah kher’s hindi song. 2nd half is a bit let down and continuous shot at the last doest seem engaging(good try though). Vishwak is the new talent to look out for.. #FalaknumaDas PS-I Didn’t watch the original version. #FalaknumaDas avg. 2nd half drag but aa locations characters culture too good portray chesaru. Vishnu Reddy @imVISHNUvREDDY @HarshitaGaur12 There is very little space in movie for all the lead actress’s and Harshi though you had a little scenes to portray you have done a splendid job and acted naturally as #Sakhi #HarshitaGaur #FalaknumaDas TeluguFlix @TeluguFlix
Popular on Variety NBC News will continue its efforts to augment its flagship “Today” with digital-video series and other mobile extensions, the latest signal that TV’s morning-news wars are also being waged online.NBC News Digital is set to add seven new digital-video series featuring “Today” hosts and contributors to a larger roster of online programming built around the A.M. franchise. The unit will also launch a newly redesigned “Today” app that offers improved video viewing and features shopping capabilities.“We’re leaning in to the success we’ve seen by bringing our on-air talent beyond the four hours of daily ‘Today’ TV programming,” said Ashley Parrish, executive producer for Today Digital and a vice president of strategic content, in a statement. “There is an appetite from our audience for more ‘Today’ content that promises to entertain and inform our loyal viewers beyond the traditional television screen, all day, every day and everywhere.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The new digital-video series include “Open Book,” which features Jenna Bush Hager interviewing celebrities and influencers about the books that influenced them the most, and “Redefining Dad,” in which Craig Melvin talks about fatherhood with real dads. Other new series in the lineup will center on cooking; exploring outsize food options in New York City; motherhood; and female empowerment.They join a group of returning digital series hosted by “Today” personalities like Al Roker (“Cold Cuts”), Savannah Guthrie (“Six Minute Marathon”), Hoda Kotb (“Quoted”) and Sheneille Jones (“Through Mom’s Eyes).NBC News Digital has worked to create e-commerce opportunities online, and the redesigned app will extend that to mobile devices. The new app “offers audiences the same shopping opportunities they have been enjoying on the web,” said Nick Ascheim, senior vice president of digital for NBC News Group.
Kolkata: As many as ten passengers have been injured when two private buses collided head on in Mahishadal area of East Midnapore on Tuesday morning.The injured victims, who were travelling in those two buses, have been admitted to a nearby hospital. Later some of them were shifted to a city hospital as their conditions deteriorated.According to police, the accident took place on Haldia-Mecheda State Highway.Locals staged a protest demonstration on the spot against rash driving of vehicles. The demonstration was later lifted after the intervention of senior police officers in the district. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe incident had caused traffic congestion on the busy road for nearly an hour in the morning.Police said it was raining in the area when a Mecheda-bound private bus from Haldia, with around 30 passengers on board, hit another private bus coming from the opposite direction.According to police, there were around 25 passengers on the other bus that was going towards Haldia from Kolaghat.A preliminary investigation suggests that both vehicles were running at a high speed at the time of the accident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained by the district police. Both the bus drivers fled the spot immediately after the accident.Some locals heard a loud thud and reached the spot.They rescued the injured victims from the vehicles and rushed them to hospital. The other passengers who were inside the two buses were traumatised.Some of the passengers, who were travelling on the Mecheda bound bus told police that they had repeatedly urged the bus driver to slow down but he turned a deaf ear to their appeal.While taking a sharp bend near Mahishadal, the driver lost control over the vehicle and collided head on with the other vehicle.A probe has been initiated. Raids are being conducted to nab the bus drivers.