Silva denies Malcom interest

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva says there is no truth to the rumours he wants to sign Barcelona winger Malcom this month.The Premier League side brought in Andre Gomes on loan and Lucas Digne in a £19.5million deal from the Catalans in the previous transfer window, with both players proving sound additions to Silva’s side.Reports have suggested Malcom is the latest Barca fringe player to be targeted by the Toffees, the Brazilian having started only one game in LaLiga since a €42million move from Bordeaux last July. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? However, Silva insists there is no substance to the talk around the 21-year-old, telling a news conference: “No, no. Nothing.”Silva made it clear he will not put pressure on Everton to invest in the playing squad this month simply because of a poor run of form, which has seen them win just one of their last eight Premier League games and lose four of their previous five.”We cannot change every week our idea and philosophy as a club if you win two games or you don’t win two games,” he said. “The last result was not good enough for us, but it was a moment and we are capable of changing things for us again and showing our quality. “Not because of that will we change everything in our ideas. Not because of that will I come here and say, ‘we need this, and this, and this, and this’. We know what we can do or not. Let’s see what is possible.”Silva could be prepared to allow James McCarthy and Oumar Niasse to leave, with the players linked with West Brom and Crystal Palace respectively, but there is yet to be any major development in either deal.”I understand the moment. Now is the moment these rumours come to the table. But [there is] nothing new,” he said.”We don’t put more to be loaned or whatever. I want them focused on our squad and to be ready to play.”Until now, the decisions I already take, you know what they are. Even, like you know, the last moments were really busy for us. The time we had between [games] was to prepare for the next.”last_img read more

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KNaan wraps HBO series pilot set in Somali community

first_imgFilming of the show’s pilot wrapped Friday after shooting at about 14 main locations in the Minneapolis area. K’naan, who lived in Minneapolis in his early 20s, said he wanted to shoot in a city he found “inherently cinematic.” Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: For Somali-Canadian rapper K’naan, the story he is trying to tell in his proposed HBO series Mogadishu, Minnesota is one he has lived: an immigrant coming to America and trying to adjust.But the 39-year-old ran into vocal opposition from fellow Somalis as he prepared to film the series pilot in Minneapolis, home to the largest Somali community in the U.S. While K’naan envisions a family drama, critics worry the series will focus on young Somalis who have gone overseas to join terrorist groups, concerns raised by the series’ original title The Recruiters and the involvement of Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).“We don’t want Muslims being stereotyped,” K’naan says opponents tell him. “I say, ‘Me, too. That’s why I’m writing this.’” Twitterlast_img read more

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REMEMBERING BRUCE GRAY

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico of Canadian parents, Bruce Gray came to Toronto when his parents decided to return home. He was thirteen. Enrolled at Humberside Collegiate he became an honours student and went on to graduate from the University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Psychology before heading to London, England in 1960, in search of adventure.Here, far from home, he found himself on stage with a young Donald Sutherland in the play Androcles and the Lion at the Mermaid Theatre. He spent a season at Bath as the juvenile lead at Theatre Royal. Two years after leaving home he returned to Toronto and continued to pursue a career on stage playing regional theatre from BC’s The Bastion to the Playhouse in New Brunswick. During this time he also ran Aries Productions with his Toronto partners and played the lead on CBC’s Son of a Hundred Kings and took the role of the young beachcomber in the cultist Strange Paradise series.

 In 1968 he was on stage at Buffalo’s Studio Arena and then in Rockford, Illinois, appearing in The Owl and the Pussycat opposite legendary black actress Diana Sands. She introduced him to her influential agent who encouraged him to move to Manhattan, which he did in 1970.Over the next few years his career blossomed as he was cast in such popular productions as A Shot In the Dark (San Antonio) and The Philadelphia Story (Indianapolis). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment READ MORE Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Communities hit by gas blasts get 80M to fix infrastructure

ANDOVER, Mass. — The utility blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September has agreed to pay $80 million to three communities to cover the costs of repairing roads and other infrastructure torn up during restoration efforts.The settlement with Columbia Gas of Massachusetts was announced Tuesday at a news conference.Andover Town Manager Andrew Flanagan says nearly $62 million of that has already been paid.Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera says it was the best deal that could be reached and spares taxpayers from bearing the financial burden. The third community affected was North Andover.Columbia Gas President Mark Kempic called it the “best possible outcome” and thanked the communities for their “strength, patience and resilience.”One person died , dozens were injured and thousands were left without gas service for months.The Associated Press read more

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Rash of car and home entries

Hamilton police are investigating more than ten related incidents of overnight vehicle and home entries in the mountain, Ancaster and Waterdown areas. Police say suspects get into the homeowner’s unlocked vehicles to access the garage door opener. Once inside, they take the car keys and steal the vehicle. In the first entry, the suspects were wearing dark clothing. Police are reminding residents to keep all doors locked and windows closed.

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UN envoy for Iraq seeks European aid in rebuilding shattered country

In talks yesterday in Brussels, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi reviewed current political developments in Iraq with European Council High Representative Javier Solana and European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner. They also discussed the work of the UN in providing a focus for donor coordination in the current phase of Iraq’s political transition. In his meetings with the European Commission and representatives of the Belgian Foreign Ministry, Mr. Qazi acknowledged the generous financial and material support given to UN activities in Iraq and the prospects for expanded humanitarian and reconstruction assistance in the coming year. Under the umbrella of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), 18 UN agencies, funds and programmes are working together through 11 clusters to coordinate international aid to Iraq and offer assistance in the rebuilding of the country. The clusters, whose activities are funded by the International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq (IRFFI) are: education and culture; health, water and sanitation; infrastructure and housing; agriculture; water resources and environment; food security; mine action; refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs); governance and civil society; poverty reduction and human development; and electoral support. read more

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Social protection measures key in fight against child labour says new UN

According to the World Report on Child Labour, varying types of social protection measures such as cash transfer schemes, social health protection and providing income security in old age, can help reduce the number of children around the world who are forced to work. The ILO estimates that the phenomenon has trapped 215 million children worldwide.“This report contributes to a better understanding of the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that generate child labour,” said Constance Thomas, the Director of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) which authored the report. The report notes for example that Brazil’s Bolsa Familia cash transfer programme, which provides families with a monthly allowance to send their children to school, has played a prime role in reducing child labour in both rural and urban areas across the Latin American nation. Likewise, the introduction of a scholarship programme in Cambodia, which also involves cash transfers, has reduced child labour there by 10 per cent. In African countries such as Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, where 50 to 60 per cent of orphans live with their grandparents, income security in old age plays an equally significant role in diminishing the presence of child labour. The ILO has estimated that more than 5 billion people, or around 75 per cent of the global population, do not have effective access to comprehensive social protection. The figures largely contribute to the vast numbers of child labourers around the world, including the 115 million involved in the worst forms of child labour, such as debt bondage and prostitution, and the 15.5 million involved in domestic work.As part of Government efforts to fight child labour, the report stresses that the extension of social protection, in line with the UN agency’s Recommendation on social protection floors delineated in 2011, should form a key part of national strategies to tackle the scourge. In particular, the floors would guarantee basic income in the form of social transfers in cash or kind, such as pensions, child benefits, employment guarantees and services for the unemployed and working poor, while providing universal access to essential affordable social services in health, water and sanitation, education, food, housing, and other services defined according to national priorities.“Investing in social protection through nationally-defined social protection floors is a crucial part of the response in the fight against child labour, which also includes access to decent jobs for adults and education for children,” concludes Ms. Thomas. read more

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Nick Robinson announced as guest speaker for SMMT Annual Dinner 2015

Nick Robinson, one of the UK’s most well-respected political news broadcasters, is to be the celebrity guest speaker at the SMMT 99th Annual Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.Nick Robinson took the mantle of BBC Political Editor from Andrew Marr in 2005, following three years in the same role at ITV News. A former Deputy Editor of On the Record and Panorama, Nick has vast broadcasting experience, both behind the camera as well as onscreen.Nick cemented his reputation as an authoritative figure in UK political journalism during the 2010 and 2015 General Elections, guiding his audience through every twist and turn of the historic events with sharp insight and a welcome wit.The SMMT Annual Dinner is a must-attend event in the automotive calendar, hosting some 1,000 guests from across the industry, as well as key members of government and the media. In addition to Nick’s speech, guests will hear from SMMT President Gareth Jones, Managing Director of ebm-papst Automotive and Drives UK, as he reflects on the industry’s successes and challenges, and looks ahead to 2016.“SMMT’s Annual Dinner is always a highlight for the automotive industry, and with Nick Robinson providing the keynote speech, 2015’s event certainly won’t disappoint,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Following the recent General Election, Nick will be sure to provide an incisive and unique insight into the current and future political environment of Britain, and its effect on UK automotive.”The 99th Annual Dinner will also see the announcement of the winner of this year’s Award for Automotive Innovation, as well as the Autocar Courland Next Generation Award during the evening’s proceedings.Tickets are now on sale for the SMMT Annual Dinner and can be purchased by visiting www.smmt.co.uk/events/annualdinner/.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Excuses have got to come to an end for Ohio States mens

Members of the Ohio State men’s hockey team know now is not the time to start letting doubt creep in, even after dropping its last three games. OSU only has one win in its last 10 games, a 3-1 victory at Ferris State on Jan. 11. The team has suffered a lot of injuries this season, something OSU coach Mark Osiecki said “drastically” hurts the team’s chemistry. “Our roster has been different every game because of it,” Osiecki said. “You don’t want to use that as an excuse at all, but it’s definitely affected it.” Despite the team’s recent struggles, Osiecki stressed the importance of the team consistently maintaining a positive attitude, even if its play has not been consistent. “They’ve got a great attitude,” Osiecki said. “They love coming to the rink. If (the Schottenstein Center) was open every day, they would be in here every day shooting pucks on the ice, using open ice. That’s the mentality.” It is that mentality of working hard every day that could help the Buckeyes toward closing out the season on a high note, said senior goalie Brady Hjelle. “All the cards are right there ready to go,” Hjelle said. “We are ready to go, we just got to stay positive and keep working hard every day.” Sophomore forward Max McCormick said he agreed with Hjelle and said staying positive is key. “We can’t get down on ourselves and hang our heads,” McCormick said. “We’ve got to have a good work ethic in practice and prepare for the weekend.” OSU is scheduled to host Lake Superior State (13-12-1, 8-9-1-1 CCHA) this weekend at the Schottenstein Center. The series against the Lakers begins a stretch where OSU will play eight of its next 10 games in Columbus. “It’ll be nice to be back home here,” Osiecki said. “At home you got a full roster and we gotta play with an attitude.” Junior defenseman Curtis Gedig also said he is happy to be at home and playing in front of the home crowd, something the team has not had the chance to experience since before Christmas. “I love the building, love the atmosphere,” Gedig said. “We don’t have to worry about catching up on school because we are traveling, so that is nice.” Osiecki said the team is closer to 100 percent health than it has been since the beginning of the season, adding that he is looking forward to getting some of the players back to “knock the rust off.” Even with the roster being nearly at full strength, he said his team does not have a lot of time to waste before the end of the regular season. “Guys have to get to game speed quickly,” Osiecki said. “There’s not enough time to sit around and ease into it.” Hjelle said winning games is a must for any team at this point in the season but is happy to have the majority of the remaining games at home, which he said helps with morale. “It’s always a good time to start winning a lot of games,” Hjelle said. “It’s definitely nice being at home. It’s going to be huge for us.” Osiecki said he and the rest of the coaching staff have not had to say much in practice to keep the team focused on what they need to do. “I think the sky is still the limit,” he said. “Our guys have the right attitude. Now it is just a matter of getting some sort of comfort and chemistry going.” Gedig agreed with Osiecki that the team just has to find a way to win. “The excuses have got to come to an end,” Gedig said. “We are so close, and I believe with this team we are good enough and it will come for us.” read more

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APNUAFC officials implicated in multimilliondollar fraud

The Police have been called in to investigate fraud unearthed at the Mahaicony Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS).This publication understands that two A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Regional Councillors attached to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are at the centre of the probe.Reports are that one of the Councillors, who is a Board Member of MARDS, had three cheques written in the name of her niece. The cheques were valued $1 million, $500,000 and $200,000. According to reports, the Board Member had reported to the then Secretary that she had money in her account on a fixed deposit and did not have access to it until the specified period was up.Police were called in to investigate if the Councillor put the money to personal use. Police have received a statement detailing the plot used to get the funds to be released in her niece’s name.Meanwhile, a fourth cheque was issued to an employee of the Hugo Chávez Centre for Rehabilitation and Reintegration located at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice. Notably one of the very Councillors is on the management team of the Centre.Police were called in by MARDS head Allison Bourne and were given information to substantiate the allegations. One of the Councillors was asked to visit the Mahaicony Police Station. However, the Councillor opted to visit the Cove and John Police Station, which is in the same division.Additionally, another official, who was fired last year, is under investigation for allegedly having issued to himself monies to the tune of $2,108,000.The money was allegedly used to repair an Agriculture Ministry vehicle and a businessman’s fence, which were both damaged. However, this newspaper was told that the vehicle and fence were damaged after the very employee had crashed the former into the latter last year. The official was later charged for being an unlicensed driver, dangerous driving and breach of insurance. That official is also a Board Member of MARDS and Police are investigating whether he used his position to get the money to repair the damaged Government vehicle and the businessman’s fence.Meanwhile, as the investigations commenced, Police arrested the former company secretary; however, after providing a statement, he was released on $100,000 station bail. (Guyana Times) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice probing $941M fraud at local bankApril 1, 2017In “Crime”Gold Board probe: File to be sent to ‘DPP or Police legal advisor’- SOCU HeadSeptember 6, 2017In “Crime”$956M local Bank fraud: Fingered Manager in custody, assisting investigationsApril 5, 2017In “Business” read more

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Wanted farmer ducking jail time caught brother in custody for trying

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandit arrested hours after robbing Mahaicony coupleJune 26, 2017In “Crime”Murder suspect nabbed after 18 years on the run May 27, 2018In “Crime”‘Known’ Smuggler arrested for shooting GRA Officers – PoliceJuly 19, 2014In “Crime” A Mahaicony farmer who was wanted by police for several weeks was on Monday afternoon arrested. His 36-year-old brother was also detained after he attempted to bribe ranks.The wanted man has been identified as Bishomit Rajkumar of Champagne, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.On May 12 2017, he failed to return to court after being arraigned and was sentenced in absentia for the act of unlawfully wounding  Asif Alli of Champagne, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.Police, acting on intelligence information, swooped down on him at his residence at around 16:00hrs yesterday.Shortly after being arrested, Rajkumar’s brother approached ranks and offered them a bribe of $150,000 to have his brother freed. He was also detained and is expected to be arraigned soon. The bribe money was lodged.Rajkumar is expected to be escorted to the Georgetown Prison to begin a two year sentence for unlawful wounding. read more

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Vive Targi Kielce to EHF CL TOP 16

← Previous Story Györ one step closer to Budapest after win over Larvik Next Story → SG Flensburg sign left back Goran Bogunovic! 2KIF Kolding7502173:16510 5FC Porto Vitalis8206191:2234 Vive Targi Kielce won against FC Porto Vitalis 35:30 and thus they ended the series of defeats in Champions League. After three surprising defeats suffered before the break, Kielce team and their fans hoped that this unfortunate situation would not last anymore. New coach, two victories in the Polish league allowed to believe it was all getting back on the right track. The beginning of the game was very promising as Porto could not break through Kielce defence or stop their attacks. Very good job was done by Piotr Chrapkowski who was the author of the first fours goals for his team. It did not last for long though – after a 2 minute suspension for Buntić, Kielce slowed down a little. As a result, in 11. minute Porto made the result even. Polish Champions needed a moment to get themselves together and gain a considerable advantage. However, they did not play well being in a powerplay (or double powerplay) or – at the end of the first half – in attack and they took only 2 goal lead to the changing room. Second half also began well for Kielce; it took them 10 minutes to lead by 8 goals, but Porto again started catching up. Polish team’s biggest problem was Gilberto Duarte who did with the Polish defence what he wanted. It was not enough though and Kielce, despite all those worse moments during the game, won. Top scorer for Kielce was Karol Bielecki (8) and for Porto Duarte (9).FC Porto: Bravo, Laurentio – Carvalhais, Duarte 10, Santos, Ferraz 1, Alves, Arnador Salina, Moreira 1, Davyes 3, Santos, Pereira, Schubert 7 (3), Hernandez 4, Spinola 4.Vive: Szmal, Losert – Buntić, Grabarczyk, Olafsson 3 (2), Jurecki 2, Rosiński 4, Tkaczyk 1 (1), Jachlewski 2, Zorman, Musa 1, Bielecki 8 (1), Lijewski 3, Strlek 1, Cupić 2, Chrapkowski 7 (1). TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA 4Orlen Wisła Płock8404220:2138 3Vive Targi Kielce8503241:21810 1THW Kiel7601214:19112 FC PortohandballKS Vive Targi Kielce 6Dunkerque HB8107188:2172 read more

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Aron Kristjansson to continue work with Danish Aalborg

Former coach of KIF Kolding Kobenhavn, Aron Kristjansson, obviously doing a good job with reigning Danish champions Aalborg. The best Danish team in previous season extended contract with Icelandic coach until summer 2019. The Danish champions changed their roster, first of all, due losing Sander Sagosen, who moved to Paris Saint Germain, but also Stefan Rafn Sigurmannsson (PICK Szeged), Jonas Jensen, Christian Jensen and Chris Jørgensen (Sønderjyske) .Andreas Holste (GOG), Jesper Meinby (MassyAalborg signed Lovro Jotic (RK PPD Zagreb) Andreas Holste (GOG), Jesper Meinby (Massy Essone), Søren Pedersen (Skjern), Sebastian Barthold (Haslum) and Jacob Hessellund (Frederikshavn FI).Kristjansson also coached Icelandic national team. aron kristjansson ← Previous Story Ortega’s boys partybreakers in Kiel – Fuchse win in Magdeburg! Next Story → Mads Christiansen to stay in Magdeburg until 2019: Outstanding club with amazing fans read more

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Oil companies raided in pricefixing investigation

first_imgBP, STATOIL AND Shell are being investigated for suspected oil-price fixing after the European Commission confirmed it carried out “unannounced inspections on several companies active in and providing services to the crude oil, refined oil products and biofuels sectors”.In a statement yesterday, the Commission said it “has concerns that the companies may have colluded in reporting distorted prices to a Price Reporting Agency to manipulate the published prices for a number of oil and biofuel products”. The statement went on to say that they were very concerned that the oil giant companies “may have prevented others from participating in the price assessment process, with a view to distorting published prices”.Prices high on garage forecourtsKeeping the price high on the oil pumps across Europe, including Ireland, is deeply concerning to the Commission, who said that any such behaviour would be a serious violation of European antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices and abuses of a dominant market position.“Even small distortions of assessed prices may have a huge impact on the prices of crude oil, refined oil products and biofuels purchases and sales, potentially harming final consumers,” said the Commission.In a statement to TheJournal.ie, BP said:BP is one of the companies that is subject to an inspection that was announced yesterday by the European Commission. We are cooperating fully with the inspection and unable to comment further at this time.The BBC reports that the oil giants are facing claims that price-fixing could have been going on for more than a decade. The Prime Minister, David Cameron is said to find it “deeply worrying” if prices have been driven up for consumers.The statement from The Commission said that “unannounced inspections” are permitted when there is a suspicion of anti-competitive practices.The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources told TheJournal.ie:The Department will watch with interest the outcome of this EU process and assess any implications for the Irish market, in cooperation with relevant Ministers (including Minister Bruton).Read: Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland’s oil prospects to Norway’s>Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?>Read: EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria>last_img read more

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Emeutes à Londres les autorités dénoncent le rôle de Blackberry Messenger

first_imgEmeutes à Londres : les autorités dénoncent le rôle de Blackberry MessengerAlors que les émeutes font rage dans le centre de Londres et dans d’autres quartiers de la capitale, les médias britanniques pointent du doigt l’application Blackberry Messenger dont se serviraient les émeutiers pour communiquer et se réunir.Après le rôle joué par Facebook et Twitter lors des révoltes arabes de ces derniers mois, c’est au tour d’un autre acteur de la technologie d’être mis en avant dans les émeutes qui frappent Londres depuis ce week-end. En effet, lundi, la presse britannique s’est interrogée sur le rôle joué par les nouvelles technologies dans l’organisation des rassemblements, rapporte Le Figaro.fr. Et c’est vers le Blackberry, smartphone préféré des adolescents britanniques, que se porte aujourd’hui les soupçons. Mais plus que le téléphone en lui-même, c’est plus précisément l’application Blackberry Messenger (BBM) que pointent du doigt les médias. Celle-ci permet aux proprétaires des smartphones d’envoyer des messages gratuitement et de manière instantanée et privée à d’autres téléphones. Si le principe est donc comparable à celui des SMS, l’interception des messages par un tiers ou par la police est toutefois plus compliquée.  À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Le journal anglais The Telegraph affirme ainsi : “Les Blackberry, autrefois réservés aux hommes d’affaires et aux politiciens, sont désormais l’apanage des voyous et des jeunes (…) grâce à cette application”, cite Le Figaro.fr. De même, le quotidien anglais note également que Mark Duggan, le jeune homme dont la mort a été à l’origine de la nuit d’émeute à Tottenham, avait envoyé un message via BBM à sa petite amie peu avant d’être abattu par la police. Celui-ci disait : “Les flics me poursuivent”. Pour le journal, cela ne fait donc aucun doute : “les gangs ont utilisé des Blackberry pour organiser les émeutes”. Blackberry et Twitter sous surveillance Une opinion auquel adhère un autre quotidien britannique The Guardian dont l’un des journalistes explique : “de nombreuses sources ont confirmé qu’un BBM, incitant à aller piller la ville d’Enfield, a massivement circulé sur le réseau Blackberry dimanche en début d’après-midi […] Il n’y a aucun doute sur le fait que BBM est utilisé pour organiser les violences”. La BBC est n’est en revanche pas de cet avis et tente de minimiser l’impact du Blackberry en précisant que les messages n’ont sûrement pas convaincu ceux qui n’étaient pas intéressés à participer aux rassemblements. Face aux accusations, le constructeur du smartphone RIM a ainsi indiqué qu’il comptait “coopéreer pleinement avec le ministère de l’Intérieur et les forces de police britanniques”, toujours cité par Le Figaro.fr.Outre le Blackberry, le réseau social Twitter est également dans la ligne de mire des autorités britanniques. Lundi, Scotland Yard a averti qu’elle pourrait arrêter toute personne incitant à participer aux émeutes via des messages postés sur Twitter, alors que plusieurs tweets “provocateurs et inappropriés” ont été repérés ce week-end par la police britannique. Le 9 août 2011 à 10:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Bill Reilly Founder of Primedia Dies

first_imgA wake is scheduled for October 21 in New York at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York at 10:00 a.m.Reilly founded Primedia (then K-III Communications) in 1989 in partnership with Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts & Co, creating one of the country’s largest publishing companies through the aggregation of special-interest magazines, including, at the time, New York magazine, Soap Opera Digest and hundreds of other titles. “If you stay in the niches, you’re fine,” Reilly once told the New York Times.(In 1996, Reilly oversaw the controversial dismissal of New York editor Kurt Andersen, who had written “several unflattering articles” about friends of Primedia owner Henry R. Kravis.)Reilly, though, was forced out by KKR in 1999.Post-PrimediaIn 2001 Reilly partnered with Providence Equity Partners, forming Aurelian Communications, which acquired F+W Publishing for $130 million the following year. F+W was sold in 2005 for $500 million.Reilly broke into publishing as president of Macmillan, Inc. in 1980. He also served on the board of directors at a number of companies and institutions, including FMC Chemicals, WNET, Barnes & Noble, Harvard Business School Publishing and was a trustee of the University of Notre Dame.He founded Summit Business Media in 2006 through a partnership with Wind Point Partners, which acquired Highline Media and Pfingsten Publishing in November of that year.Reilly stepped down as CEO of Summit last year, relinquishing the role to Andy Goodenough. He retained the title of chairman.”Going into the formation of Summit in November 2006, my plan was to drive the initial growth of the business for several years as CEO, and then step back to the Chairman role,” Reilly said at the time.  “I am delighted to be able to report that Summit, in less than two years, is off to a great start and has taken its place as a major B2B media company with more than 26 magazine titles, 150 reference books and electronic products and 100 live events.”Reilly was a deal man at heart. In 1998 he told attendees at the American Magazine Conference that he “welcomed a recession because it might allow him to snatch up some new properties.”And, it appears, Reilly remained a shrewd investor until the end. According to the New York Observer, Reilly recently sold his East River mansion—a home comprised of two converted townhouses—for $32.5 million, well above its $25 million asking price.Reilly had paid $5.1 million for the properties in the 1990s before combining them. RELATED: Magazine Industry Reacts to Death of Primedia Founder Bill ReillyWilliam F. Reilly, a well-regarded executive whose career spanned more than 30 years in special interest and b-to-b magazine publishing, died at his home on Friday after a year-long battle with cancer, his family said. He was 70.Reilly [pictured] had most recently served as chairman of Summit Business Media.last_img read more

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Skagway rocked by second landslide in under 2 weeks

first_imgThis photo shows the rockslide area neighboring a Skagway cruise ship dock. (Courtesy Andrew Cremata)Early Tuesday morning, a rockslide crashed into Skagway’s largest cruise ship dock. It was the second slide event in less than two weeks and caused a pair of cruise ships to divert to other ports. Some Skagway residents are calling on the city and the private company that owns the dock to take action.Listen nowRetired fisherman Craig McCormick was sleeping in his charter boat in the Skagway harbor when a sound woke him up at about 3 a.m. Tuesday.“I could hear, kind of feel the slide above the railroad dock coming down,” McCormick said. “And I kind of rolled over and it came down again at 5:30ish.”A steep cliff prone to slides neighbors the boat harbor and Skagway’s biggest cruise ship dock.“The one later in the morning sounded kind of like a waterfall,” McCormick said.More than an inch of rain fell in Skagway the day before the Sept. 5 rockfall. This slide follows one on Aug. 26. As a safety precaution, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad shut down the dock.White Pass is Skagway’s largest tour company and it owns the railroad dock. White Pass official Tyler Rose said the Sept. 5 slide was bigger than the one in August.“Obviously [we’re] thankful no one was injured,” Rose said. “We’re assessing the area of the damage.”Rose said the damage this time was a bit more extensive. A railing was damaged, along with a water main.After the August slide, White Pass had a geotechnical engineer assess the site. Rose told KHNS that the dock was deemed safe to continue accepting ships the next day.Rose declined to provide more information about the August engineer report or what the assessment entails.This time around, the city of Skagway will be conducting its own evaluation.“It’s something we need to look at in more detail,” Skagway Borough Manager Scott Hahn said.Hahn said he decided late last week to hire a geotechnical engineer to assess the area for the city. Initially, he was going to wait for direction from the assembly. But Hahn said he decided to go ahead and contract with PND Engineers instead of waiting for the next assembly meeting. This second slide just happened to take place the same day the engineer was due to arrive in town.“We need to assess the risk to the dock and the public on the whole hillside,” Hahn said. “So I’m just gonna wait and see what our engineers come up with and go with our best estimates.”Even though White Pass owns the railroad dock, Hahn says the cliff where the slides keep occurring is city land. As for why White Pass is the entity that responds to and assesses the slides, Hahn says he doesn’t know how that process was established.“I don’t know if it’s our liability or their liability,” Hahn said. “But I’m looking at that issue as well.”The assembly is set to talk about the rockslides at its meeting this Thursday.This most recent slide happened at an inconvenient time for Skagway’s tourism industry. The town had no dock space available after the railroad dock was closed. So, two ships were diverted to other ports. The Celebrity Solstice sailed to Icy Strait and the Star Princess went to Haines.“Our tour started like now, so they cancelled them,” Star Princess passenger Jerry Seals said. He was one of dozens lined up Tuesday morning to try to make it to Skagway on a fast ferry shuttle. “We had an excursion in Skagway, gold mining, dog sledding, and that’s all been cancelled.”But the economic toll of the ship diversion isn’t the main thing worrying some Skagway residents. Many spoke out on Facebook Tuesday. They called on White Pass and the city to take action before a slide harms more than the cruise ship schedule.last_img read more

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Two CCIs sealed in Srikakulam

first_imgSrikakulam: Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Srikakulam district unit Chairman Gurugubelli Narasimha Murthy sealed two Child Care Institutions (CCI) on Thursday. In the name of Saranya Manovikas Kendra, its organiser Yenda Sridevi got licences two run two CCIs one is for boys and another is for girls under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 (JJA). But Sridevi violated the rules regarding JJA in caring of children and run two centres in single campus. Previously, CWC chairman and members inspected the CCIs and ordered for its closure. But the organiser turned deaf ear. Finally, on Thursday, CWC chairman along with members reached CCIs and sealed it. In total, 19 children were shifted to another CCI, Behara Manovikas Kendram in Srikakulam.last_img

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24 killed in Iran parade attack Tehran blames US ally

first_imgThere was no immediate claim of responsibility for the shooting rampage dubbed a “terrorist” attack by the authorities, in which at least 53 people were also wounded. This picture taken on 22 September 2018 shows the long-range Iranian missile `Khoramshahr` being shown during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein`s Iraq, in the capital Tehran. In Iran`s southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed with dozens others wounded in an attack targeting another army parade, state media reported on 22 September. Photo: AFPMilitants shot dead at least 24 people including women and children at a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, state media reported, in a rare attack the government blamed on a US ally in the region. “Of the four terrorists, three were sent to hell at the scene, while the fourth who had been wounded and arrested went to hell moments ago due to his severe wounds,” Shekarchi told state television. Khuzestan was a major battleground of the 1980s war with Saddam’s Iraq and the attack on the anniversary parade in Ahvaz had significant symbolic value. The deadly shooting targeted the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan, a province bordering Iraq that has a large ethnic Arab community and has seen separatist violence in the past which Iran has blamed on its regional rivals. Armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said that the dead included a young girl and a former serviceman in a wheelchair. In April, 26 alleged IS jihadists went on trial on charges connected with that twin attack. “This event once again reminds us about the necessity of an uncompromising battle against terrorism in all of its manifestations.” On 7 June 2017, 17 people were killed and dozens wounded in simultaneous attacks in Tehran on the parliament building and on the tomb of revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini — the first inside Iran claimed by the Sunni Muslim extremists of the Islamic State group. “They are funded by Saudi Arabia and attempted to cast a shadow over the Iranian armed forces.” “Those who opened fire on civilians and the armed forces have links to the Ahvazi movement,” Guards spokesman Ramezan Sharif told ISNA. Khuzestan deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh told the semi-official ISNA news agency that a journalist was also among the dead. He also said earlier that “eight to nine” troops had been killed. Attacks by Kurdish rebels on military patrols along the border further north are relatively common. In a keynote speech, Rouhani vowed to boost Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities despite Western concerns that were cited by his US counterpart Donald Trump in May when he abandoned a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran. But foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he held a US ally in the region responsible. “Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz,” Zarif said in a tweet, adding: “Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks”. Washington has said it is ready to open talks on a new agreement to replace the July 2015 accord, but Tehran has said repeatedly it cannot negotiate under the pressure of the sanctions. But attacks on regime targets inside major cities are far rarer. – Rouhani defiant -The attack in Ahvaz came as Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was among the dignitaries at the main anniversary parade in Tehran. The province saw unrest in 2005 and 2011 but has since seen been largely quiet. Zarif vowed Iran would “respond swiftly and decisively in defence of Iranian lives”. Police said that five people were arrested at the scene of the attacks and dozens more arrests were reported in the following months — many along the borders with Iraq and Turkey. Trump and Rouhani will both be in New York next week for the United Nations General Assembly. But Iran has repeatedly ruled out any meeting. “The number of martyrs of the terrorist incident reached 24, some of whom were women and children among the spectators,” IRNA said, adding the death toll could rise further as many of the wounded were in critical condition. – Finger pointed at Riyadh -Zarif did not specify which regional government he held responsible for the shooting, but Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said the attackers were funded by Sunni arch rival Saudi Arabia. Iran has ballistic missiles with a range of up to 3,500 kilometres (2,200 miles), enough to reach both Israel and US bases in the Middle East. In a message of condolence to Russia’s close regional ally, president Vladimir Putin said he was “appalled by this bloody crime.” The United States reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran last month, and a new round of even harsher sanctions targeting Iran’s vital oil sector is set to go back into effect on 5 November. “We will never decrease our defensive capabilities… we will increase them day by day,” Rouhani said at a military parade. “The fact that the missiles anger you shows they are our most effective weapons,” he said, referring to the West.last_img
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