Fulham are to increase their bid for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes to £5m, according to The People.It was claimed last week that Fulham had an offer of £3.5m for the Terriers star rejected.The People also say that QPR are close to signing Fulham’s out-of-contract forward Andy Johnson and that the Whites have clinched the signings of highly-rated Portuguese teenagers Filipie Cristo and Dinei from Setubal.Meanwhile, a number of newspapers report comments made by USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann, who suggests American star Clint Dempsey should leave Craven Cottage.Klinsmann is quoted as saying: “If you play consistently at the highest level then offers will come in. I think everybody is aware of that. His goal is the right goal, – we have often discussed it.“If he has the opportunity to go to a Champions League team, that’s the crème de la crème of club soccer then you have to do that, with all the respect obviously to Fulham, as he often mentions.“But you want to play in the biggest club competition in the world and that’s the European Champions League and hopefully something will happen over the next couple of weeks.“If it doesn’t happen then he has to keep pounding away and knocking at the door.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
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9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… curt hopkins Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Following up their creation of an exact replica of King Tut’s mummy, Belgian company iMaterialise has helped to repair Rodin’s famous sculpture The Thinker. In 2007, the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands, where The Thinker resided, was burglarized. The meatheads who broke in did so not to steal the art, but to steal the metal. They made off with seven sculptures and started to try to chop them up to sell for scrap. Six of the sculptures were utterly destroyed but a badly damaged Thinker was recovered. Quite aside from its artistic merit, it is worth, on the open market, up to $10 million. So the Singer Laren needed to figure out how to deal with the butchered figure. iMaterialise had an idea. They did a CT scan of the damaged figure. Then they scanned the original mold retained by the Musee Rodin in Paris. They printed out a full-sized copy from the original on their Mammoth 3D printer. The Mammoth uses a photopolymer resin to form the product in sections about six feet in length. The CT scans are imported and rendered using Materialise’s software. Lasers guide the shape, laying down thin sheets until they build up into the figure. A modeler finishes, adding texture and color.The conservators at the Singer Laren have used that and the scans of the original to re-fabricate and lay in the missing and damaged parts of the statue. The remade Thinker is on display at an exhibit at the Singer Laren called The Thinker Thinks Again through May. First photo copyright by Kees Haageman | second photo copyright by Paul Kramer 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#art#web
The ruling Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday removed Satish Kumar as vice-president of its Bihar unit for “anti-party activities”. Mr. Satish Kumar had criticised some senior leaders for convincing JD(U) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to withdraw from contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. “Satish Kumar has been removed from the post of JD(U) State vice-president,” party chief spokesman and MLC Sanjay Singh said. He said Sanjay Mandal was removed as State organisational secretary for the similar reason.Mr. Satish Kumar, a former MLA from Nalanda, was close to Mr. Nitish Kumar. He was credited with organising the ‘Chetna’ rally, the biggest ever by the Kurmi community, in Bihar in 1994. After the rally, Mr. Nitish Kumar was projected as a Kurmi leader, and he parted ways with Lalu Prasad. Mr. Satish Kumar was put in charge of the party in UP after the JD(U) decided to contest the Assembly polls.. Mr. Nitish Kumar addressed over six public meetings in UP. All of a sudden, the party withdrew from the contest.
Eleven-year-old Thomas was mortally afraid of water. Not unusual for children of his age. Then one fine morning at the Bangalore City Corporation pool, he fought his fear-and won. As he splashed about, it was obvious that this was a big accomplishment. Bigger still because Thomas has cerebral palsy. And,Eleven-year-old Thomas was mortally afraid of water. Not unusual for children of his age. Then one fine morning at the Bangalore City Corporation pool, he fought his fear-and won. As he splashed about, it was obvious that this was a big accomplishment. Bigger still because Thomas has cerebral palsy. And because he was accompanied by 44 children, who like him, are physically or mentally disadvantaged.Some suffer from cerebral palsy, a condition marked by weakness and impaired coordination of the limbs caused by damage to the brain before or during birth. Others have Down’s Syndrome, a congenital disorder due to a chromosome defect and characterised by diminished intelligence and physical abnormalities.But watching them in the pool, you wouldn’t know that. With every successful stroke, their sense of integration with the mainstream seems more complete, the smiles on their drenched faces fuller.In their midst is coach Raju Pujari, a product of the National Institute of Sports, Patiala. He looks at the splashing youngsters with pride, recalling how he first saw them a year ago at Sri Sajjan Rao Vidya Samsthe (SSRVS), a school for children with special needs. The sight tugged at his heart and he imagined taking them under his wing. That’s what he actually did, training them with the support of the neighbouring Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre (BAC), where he works.HOPE FLOATS: Pujari helps the children to improve their motor coordinationDevising a course suited for these 45 children was not easy. “In the beginning, we were not sure how to go about training these children,” says Pujari. “We had to slowly work on them and fight their fear of water.” But painstaking efforts by Pujari, other coaches and a host of volunteers eventually paid off.”Children who had no clue about hand and eye coordination began to show a marked improvement after being put into water,” says K. Shashikala, a teacher at SSRVS who has been trained to impart special education. A good example is that of 14-year-old Swathi Srinath who has Down’s Syndrome. Attending the intensive two-month programme at the centre seems to have done her wonders. Her father believes Swathi looks much more confident now.She’s not the only one. Rekha could not walk properly, but in the pool she splashes about happily. Pawan, who has cerebral palsy, is confined to a wheelchair, but he undergoes a transformation in the water, as does Raju, who swims with the inflatable tube that keeps him afloat. Says Pawan’s mother: “We wish we had done this earlier. His stiff limbs have loosened.”That’s not an exaggeration. Studies have proved the benefits of swimming for the mentally and physically challenged. Water is believed to relax the muscles while lending firm support to the body weight. There are neurological advantages as well, because sensation is more pronounced in water.The coaches follow exercises that are designed to enhance the range of motion and coordination, besides lung capacity, breath control and overall strength. As a result, children with cerebral palsy or other problems have greater freedom of movement in water than anywhere else.Prabhavati Chandra, whose 12-year old daughter with Down’s Syndrome has made considerable progress at the pool, is even striving for perfection. Though her daughter swims very well, her left arm does not have the same extension, amplitude, speed or power as her right arm, she feels. As a result, her strokes are a bit uneven, but she’s convinced that practice will correct this.Pujari is equally confident. “There is no handicap at all as far as I can see,” he says. “What these kids lacked was opportunity.” While showing them the way, the BAC has been especially sensitive to their special needs-that children with cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome are slow learners. Since flippers have proved beneficial abroad, BAC hopes to acquire some to help the children improve their speed and posture. That would allow them to focus better on their strokes.While self-enhancement and integration are the final goals, the coaches at the centre believe that they can be achieved only through patience and perseverance. That’s instilled in the minds of the students and their parents right at the outset. As Pujari points out, it’s one step at a time. Or perhaps a stroke in the right direction.advertisement
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 22, 2018 – Nassau – The Department of Environmental Health in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted an Expert Mission recently towards The Bahamas’ implementing the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), an old technique that is safe and cost effective in the integrated vector (mosquito) control programme.SIT has been successfully applied as an agricultural control tool to various insect species including med flies, codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.), onion maggot Delia antiqua (Meigen) and some species of tsetse flies Glossina spp as means of sustaining crops, decreasing financial inputs and increasing economic benefits.Most recently this technology has transitioned to the area of mosquito control. SIT is thought to be an effective mechanism in mitigating the transmission of vector borne diseases such as Dengue Fever, Chickungunya and most recently the ZIKA virus known to be transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in The Bahamas.It is expected that if effectively introduced there would be a drastic decrease of overall populations and the risk of the spread of the mentioned mosquito diseases.The five-day seminar, January 15-19, 2018 delivered by Dr. Clelia Oliva, PhD, of the IAEA, consisted of three major topics including an overview of SIT, the intricacies of Aedes rearing, together with design setup and maintenance of an insectary, as well as field surveillance including site selection and establishment.The innovative tool is not a standalone fix for control, but must be practiced with the community’s role in keeping their properties free from water holding containers that breed mosquitoes – which encourages the drill — to tip over, turn down and throw away breeding sites.Release: BISPhoto captions: Header: Lecture session by Dr. C. Oliva of IAEAInsert: Conducting sites selection Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
“In a special message to readers last Sunday, we told how we are investing in areas like watchdog reporting, local news and digital publishing,” Kern wrote. “We are able to do this by making clear choices in our priorities and shifting resources to activities that readers and advertisers value most. These changes are part of this effort.”The Chicago Tribune said its paid Sunday circulation average for the six months ending in March was 858,256 copies, putting it behind the New York Times (1.451 million), Los Angeles Times (1.019 million) and Washington Post (868,965). The Chicago Tribune said late last week that it will fold its 55-year-old weekly Sunday magazine on July 5.Instead, the paper will replace the 850,000-circulation Chicago Tribune Magazine with Sunday, a new newspaper section that will include some of the former magazine’s features.”Declining advertising and high costs made weekly publication unsustainable,” Gerould Kern, the Chicago Tribune’s editor, wrote in a memo to staffers.
Condé Nast’s Ars Technica has executed Dash’s API site overlay and recommendation engine. The site overlay shows real-time page view data at the top of the Ars Technica homepage, giving editors the chance to adjust article distribution pathways and allowing writers to respond to trends quickly. Jason Marlin, Director of Technology for Ars Technica discussed the site overlay on Parse.ly’s company blog. “I think having it [the numbers] right there at a glance has helped people [editors] tweak how they make their headlines and the types of content that they write about.”For Ars Technica, recommendations appear in the customized “My Stories” space and in a grid underneath posts, allowing Ars Technica to monitor and filter out content for specific users, despite their anonymity. The API also allows Ars Technica to surface content for users that may be older but is currently trending on social networking websites or on Reddit. That way, users that may have otherwise missed the material can become part of the social discovery. Other publishers using Dash include Meredith Publishing, The Atlantic, Mashable, The Next Web and US News. Pricing begins at $499 a month. Dash, the content analytics product of Parse.ly, will now have its API available to the public. The API enables publishers to use Dash’s collected data to personalize reader experience and develop more tools to ease content delivery and editorial management.The API leverages the metadata gathered through Dash to create personalized recommendations to enhance the reader’s experience. It allows access to the real-time data collected through the analytics, including traffic and social data on articles, authors, sections, referral sources and topics discussed in the content. Several Dash API tools used by web publishers include the recommendation engine, a backend site, top stories and a site overlay.
Lanco Infratech Ltd is looking to raise as much as $1 billion over the next 18 months through a stake sale and a listing of its power assets as it seeks to pare back a heavy debt load, its chief financial officer said.The news comes as the independent power producer swung back to profit in the June-September quarter, sending its shares surging by a fifth in afternoon trade.Lanco has some $5.3 billion in debt and has been losing money in recent years as its plants have been stalled due to delays in regulatory clearances and obtaining coal.”It could be a strategic investor (for a stake sale). We’d also like to list Lanco power (assets),” CFO T. Adi Babu said in a telephone interview, adding that the company was hoping to raise between $750 million and $1 billion from these measures.It also hopes to sell one large power project in 2017 once all its plants are fully operational.”We want to sell one big asset to bring down debt and improve liquidity. There’s a good prospect we can sell at least one asset,” Adi Babu said.Lanco has been working with its bankers to restructure its debts, and Adi Babu said its lenders had started releasing funds to help it restart work at stalled plants.The company now operates 4,000 megawatts (MW) of power assets and expects to complete another 4,000 MW in around two years, which will involve its debt rising to 450 billion rupees before it starts falling.Lanco said the outlook for its power business was improving as coal availability has increased and it has sealed power purchase agreements with consumers.It reported a quarterly net profit of Rs 989 million ($14.9 million) during the June-September quarter on Monday, against a Rs 5.3 billion loss a year earlier.India’s indebted power companies have been struggling in recent years as an economic downturn and delays to projects crimped revenue.Adi Babu added that Lanco still wants to sell its Griffin coal mine in Australia, which it put on the block last year, but the company is unlikely to find a decent bidder until international coal prices recover.
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
In recognition of Caribbean Heritage Month in June, the AFI Silver theater in Silver Spring will host the DC Caribbean Filmfest. The festival is co-presented by Caribbean Association of World Bank and IMF Staff (CAWI), Caribbean Professional Network (CPN), Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) and TransAfrica. The festival opens June 13 and will last through June 15. For more information: www.afisilver.com.