Real Madrid hang on to goalless draw against Atletico

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementDespite a not-so-impressive run of form of late, Real Madrid were the favorites in the much-awaited derby clash against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Real had come into the game after humiliation at the hands of Sevilla so it could have been the case that Los Blancos weren’t high on confidence. Yet it was impressive on both their and Atletico’s part to hold on to a draw in a game where chances were in abundance.Real Madrid hang on to a goalless draw against AtleticoThe match boiled down to the brilliance of the team’s defenses and goalkeepers. Atletico’s Jan Oblak and Jose Gimenez left their hearts out on the pitch for their team, putting in performances appreciated even by the majority of Real supporters inside the Bernabeu.FIFA Player of the Year looked to be his usual brilliant self, getting shots away, passing the ball into key areas and creating numerous chances. Another Real player who looked absolutely incredible was young Marco Asensio. The Spanish looked dangerous whenever he got the ball at his feet and made Oblak make one of the best saves of his career in the second half. Toni Kroos, however, didn’t look to be completely in it.Real are now level on points with Barcelona, only behind in goal difference at the top of the La Liga table. The Galacticos face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday, a fixture they’ll be hoping to win comfortably.Watch full match highlights here :Read also :The score may have been 1-1 , but Liverpool and Chelsea put on a clinicCristiano Ronaldo with a hattrick of assists as Juventus ease past Napolilast_img read more

PLYMOUTH ENERGY SUSPENDS ETHANOL PRODUCTION

first_imgA Merrill, Iowa ethanol plant has suspended production until further notice.Plymouth Energy is one of at least 10 ethanol plants in the country to temporarily shut down.Three others have closed according to Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ETHANOL1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………to improve.” :09Shaw says this supply-demand imbalance is caused by waivers federal officials are granting big oil companies — so refiners don’t have to blend as much ethanol into gasoline.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ETHANOL2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….a step backwards.” :25Shaw says the past 18 months have been a very rough on the industry.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ETHANOL3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………even in Iowa.” :18The board of Plymouth Energy issued a statement, saying all existing corn contracts will be honored and they hope to resume production “in the not too distant future.”A coalition of groups representing ag and biofuels interests asked a federal court to allow a 2018 lawsuit challenging the E-P-A’s management of renewable fuels policy to proceed.Shaw says if E-P-A policy doesn’t change over the next few months, more ethanol plant managers may consider temporarily shutting down production.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ETHANOL4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..question right now.” :08Shaw says if the E-P-A were to adhere to the rules outlined by the Renewable Fuels Standard, there would be an “immediate impact” on corn prices and ethanol production would quickly rebound.……………last_img read more

Atletico Madrid 2 Athletic Bilbao 0

first_imgAtletico Madrid 2 Athletic Bilbao 0: Gameiro and Costa settle cagey clash Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 01:11 2/19/18 Kevin Gameiro Getty Images Barcelona’s lead at the top of the LaLiga table was reduced back to seven points as Atletico Madrid downed Athletic Bilbao 2-0 at the Wanda. Kevin Gameiro came off the bench to score and create Atletico Madrid’s goals as Diego Simeone’s men maintained the pressure on LaLiga leaders Barcelona with a battling 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.Barca won at Eibar on Saturday to build their cushion back up to 10 points after Atletico had reduced the deficit thanks to successive draws from the Catalan giants.An out-of-form Athletic side had frustrated the hosts for large periods at the Wanda Metropolitano and seemingly looked set to hold Atletico to a goalless draw. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was down to Gameiro to earn Atletico their fifth straight win in all competitions, the forward drilling a shot into the bottom corner after being set up by fellow Frenchman Antoine Griezmann.Gameiro then set up Diego Costa to mark his latest return from injury with a goal, wrapping up the points with 11 minutes to go, beating Kepa Arrizabalaga at the goalkeeper’s near post.Athletic are now winless in six games and, after they failed to create a clear chance in the game, Atleti goalkeeper Jan Oblak recorded his 16th LaLiga clean sheet of the season, putting him top of the charts for Europe’s top-five leagues.4 goals and 2 assists in 8 games since making his @atletienglish comeback… @diegocosta is !!#AtletiAthletic pic.twitter.com/Qa7sl7C7Kl— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 18, 2018Atleti blew Copenhagen away 4-1 in the Europa League on Thursday but took until the 14th minute to record the first effort of note, Jose Gimenez directing Griezmann’s free-kick wide at full stretch.The hosts should have had a penalty, however, Unai Nunez losing his footing and bringing down Costa, only for referee Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez to wave away strong appeals.Athletic failed to score in their last two LaLiga games and, shorn of the attacking threats posed by suspended duo Aritz Aduriz and Raul Garcia, they failed to record a shot on target in the first half, with Atleti having also failed to work Kepa Arrizabalaga.22 – Atletico have had a clean sheet at half-time in 22 La Liga games this season, more than any other side in the top five European leagues. Fortress. pic.twitter.com/SfZlMu21PE— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 18, 2018Costa went to ground again immediately after the restart but the referee decided a touch in the back from defender Nunez was not enough to send the striker crashing to the turf.The Spain striker recorded the first shot on target of the match after 50 minutes, finding space in the box to volley Sime Vrsaljko’s cross at goal, but Kepa saved easily to his left.Atletico were gradually finding more space but Costa headed over, Kepa was not troubled by Angel Correa’s ambitious 30-yarder and Griezmann fired wildly off-target.Simeone turned to Gameiro to provide more spark and the striker scored within eight minutes of his introduction for the out-of-sorts Koke.Atletico’s speed of thought resulted in an overload on the right wing after Athletic stopped in expectation of winning a free-kick, with Griezmann timing and weighting the pass out to the unmarked Gameiro perfectly for his compatriot to take a touch and rifle a low shot across Kepa.And with Athletic leaving too many gaps at the back, Gameiro slipped Costa through on goal to wrongfoot Kepa and ensure Atletico keep LaLiga’s title race very much alive. Key Opta stats:- Griezmann has assisted the last three Gameiro’s goals in LaLiga. – Since his return to Atletico, Diego Costa has been involved in six goals in his eight games in all competitions (four goals and two assists).- Atletico have kept clean sheets in 16 games in LaLiga this season, more than any other team in the top 5 European Leagues (equal to Juventus). – Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last 10 LaLiga games against Athletic Club (W8 D2), their longest ever run without defeat against them in the top flight.- Diego Simeone has won 13 games as a manager against Athletic in all competitions, more than he has against any other opponent as Atletico’s boss. read morelast_img read more

Local Government Minister Says Millions Will be Spent on Infirmaries

first_imgMillions of dollars will be spent to upgrade the infrastructure of infirmaries islandwide, says Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie.The Minister was speaking at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s Youth Mayors’ Forum, held at the Clarendon Municipal Corporation in May Pen on November 22.The event was held as part of Local Government and Community Development Month, under the theme ‘Protecting the Vulnerable…Establishing Hope through Local Governance’.Mr. McKenzie said that because governments have failed over many years to improve the physical and social conditions of the infirmaries, “we are playing catch-up”.One of the recommendations from the Youth Mayors is that there should be public-private partnerships for the funding and upkeep of infirmaries.“This Administration, since 2016, has spent in excess of $3 billion on social programmes in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. We are spending up to some $500 million now, building new facilities in a number of infirmaries across the country,” the Minister noted.“We provided funding for the construction of the new facility in St. James and we are now providing more funding through the National Housing Trust to complete the project in St. James. We built a brand-new facility in Portland and we are going to be building another one in Portland,” Mr. McKenzie said.“In Manchester, that new facility that is there was built under this Administration. We are now spending some $17 million on building a brand-new matron quarters in Westmoreland, and then we are going to be turning our attention to building a brand-new ward at the Westmoreland infirmary,” the Minister added.last_img read more

Eversendai Bags Liftboat Contracts

first_imgzoom Eversendai Corporation Berhad, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Eversendai Offshore RMC FZE, have been awarded contracts for the construction of 2 units of GustoMSC NG-2500X liftboats from Vahana Offshore (S) Pte. Ltd. at a combined value of approx $180 million.The contracts are for the engineering, procurement, construction and delivery of 2 units of fully equipped liftboats, Aryan and Arjun, in February and May 2016, respectively.Both units will be executed at Eversendai Offshore’s fabrication yard on a waterfront land measuring approximately 200,000 square metres with 550 metres of quayside in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.Each unit will consist of a rectangular hull and four 95 metre truss type legs; each with an electric driven rack and pinion jacking system, which will allow the unit to jack up in water depths of up to a maximum of 70 metres.The liftboat’s primary operating capabilities will include a 300 tonnes crane, accommodation for a minimum of 150 personnel and propulsion by its own thrusters to a speed of 5 knots, as well as Dynamic Positioning (DP-2).Tan Sri A K Nathan, Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of Eversendai Group said, “This is a breakthrough contract for Eversendai; one which will see us provide our proven skills in a brand new sector. With our tagline, ‘Towering – Powering – Energising – Innovating’, Eversendai is continuously looking at delving into new opportunities in inter-related industries.”May 28, 2014last_img read more

Maersk CEO: We Need to Order Less Ships

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff, October 9, 2014; Image: Maersk zoom Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, A.P. Møller-MærskMaking money by investing into ships on speculation is limited, despite the fact that prices of ships are pretty low, Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Chief Executive Officer, A.P. Møller-Mærsk said yesterday in a keynote speech at Danish Maritime Days taking place in Copenhagen.As explained by Andersen, “ownership is a minus game” because apart of the price there are several other factors to consider when investing in new ships.“The chances are that if you buy a ship today it will cost you the financial cost, coupled with depreciation risk of technological innovation, making it obsolete. What is more, it will cost you quite a lot to stick with that ship for a while. This risk is hugely underestimated,” Andersen said.Maersk CEO said that their practice was to buy ships the company needs as late as possible, thus running less risk.One of the discussion topics of the forum was: Why shipping is not an attractive industry per se?Andersen said that blaming overcapacity, over-financing and too little scrapping was a very simplistic way of putting it. However, “ordering a little less and looking a bit further in the future, focussing much more on market leads” would be a way forward for the industry.Speaking of the future of the workforce, Maersk CEO referred to a good initiative in Denmark which saw establishment of a university study of marine transportation technology and management.“Making sure you have a pipeline of well educated people is absolutely feasible,” he said, adding that Maersk has had various education programmes so far for both high-school and university level attendees.“We have to be ready for the employees of tomorrow as they will ask more of us than just a salary.They want a vision. They want to know why are they there and feel a part of something that will change the world for the better,” he concluded.The Danish Maritime Forum opened its doors yesterday morning.The forum included group sessions, deep dives and panel discussions during which the participants were asked to come up with concrete ideas to solutions to the upcoming challenges for the industry.last_img read more

Minsheng Orders RoRo Quartet from Chongqing Chuandong

first_imgzoom China’s Minsheng Shipping ordered four roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels from its compatriot shipbuilder Chongqing Chuandong on December 26, 2016, according to information provided by VesselsValue.The value of the order was not revealed.All four ships will have a capacity of 7,500 gross tons, with one of them scheduled for delivery in October, one in November and two in December 2017.Each of the RoRo vessels will feature a length of 110 meters and a width of 17.2 meters.Established in 1925, Minsheng owns more than 60 vessels, according to the company’s data.Chongqing Chuandong currently has two small chemical tankers under construction, scheduled for delivery this January. The ships are being built for Shanghai Sanhan Shipping from China, VesselsValue’s data shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Othmanis Sandals Prompt Humorous Reactions

Rabat – It certainly took a while for outgoing and caretaker of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, to be accustomed to protocol. Many times he sent it to air by not carefully observing its strict rules.His replacement, Saad Eddine Othmani, is apparently not doing better. In a recent picture that went viral, the appointed Head of Government is seen wearing a pair of leather sandals that didn’t seem to go with his suit, during a meeting with prominent Palestinian figures.The picture prompted reactions from Moroccan social media users who joked about their Head of Government’s outfit. The incident comes just a few days after another photo of a major political figure, USFP leader Driss Lachgar, went viral. Lachgar appeared with a mis-buttoned jacket during a press conference alongside Othmani and other leaders of the governmental coalition.With Othmani Moroccans found another occasion to laugh at their politicians, saying that “judging by how these leaders looked, it is very clear the next government will be not much to look at either”.Was Mr Othmani just being himslef? or was he forced to wear a pair of sandals because of some sort of pain in his feet? or was he just not cereful to be seen with those sandals while everybody else in the picture was wearing a pair of shoes?So many questions whose answers might or might not give an excuse to the appointed Head of Government’ seemingly carelessness in choosing what to wear on his feet. read more

Grains higher livestock high

CHICAGO — Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery was up 1 cent at $4.5660 a bushel; Mar. corn advanced 13 cents at $3.73 a bushel; May oats rose 3.80 cents at $2.7340 a bushel; while May soybeans gained 9.20 cents at 9.0540 a bushel.Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Apr. live cattle was up .87 cent at $1.2812 a pound; Mar. feeder cattle rose .70 cent at $1.4162 a pound; Apr. lean hogs gained 2.55 cents at .6715 a pound.The Associated Press read more

Prison guards corrupt says Minister

The Minister insisted that there is no way that drugs can be smuggled inside the prison without the assistance of prison guards. Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera has accused prison guards of being corrupt and assisting inmates to smuggle banned items into prison.The Minister said that even female prison guards are involved in smuggling drugs, mobile phones and other banned items into prison cells.  He said that investigations have been launched into the activities of some prison guards and legal action will be taken against those found guilty. The Minister said that a lightning search operation was conducted at the Welikada prison last Sunday and 52 mobile phones were found inside the prison cells. He said that drugs hidden inside the cells were flushed into the toilets by the inmates during the search operation. The Minister said that scanners will be installed at the Welikada prison to search those entering the prison premises while search dogs will also be used to look for hidden drugs.A scanner has already been installed at the Bogambara prison and tenders have been called to install a scanner at the Welikada prison as well. (Courtesy The Sunday Leader) “We are looking into this situation very seriously. Some prisoners have control over some cells and they have the support of some prison guards. Earlier it was just male inmates involved in such activities but now even female prisoners are involved,” he said.His Ministry has now recruited 73 female intelligence officers to monitor the female wards of the prisons in the country. read more

Lord Taylor sold for 100M to rental clothing company

NEW YORK — Lord & Taylor, one of the nation’s oldest department stores, is being sold for $100 million to a rental clothing company.Le Tote Inc. is buying the company from Hudson’s Bay Co., which gets a minority stake in Le Tote and will control two seats on its board.Lord & Taylor, founded as a dry goods store in 1826, has struggled recently as more people shop online. It has closed several stores, including its flagship on New York’s Fifth Avenue, which was shut for good earlier this year after more than a century in the 11-story building.Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press read more

Swiss jurist named new UN legal counsel

Nicolas Michel had been named Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel. Mr. Michel, a legal adviser with the Swiss Foreign Ministry, replaces Hans Corell of Sweden, who retired earlier this year from the post after 10 years of service with the UN.Mr. Michel is currently Chairman of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe. From 1998 to 2003 was the Director of the International Law Directorate in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.Prior to joining the Foreign Ministry in 1998, he spent nearly 10 years as a Professor of International Law and European Law at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. read more

Despite progress more action needed to bridge ethnic divide in Kosovo UN

While measures and mechanisms have been established for moving forward towards reconciliation between the Albanian majority and minorities, in particular the Serbs, “more action is required to translate these into concrete and sustainable results,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes in his latest report on the issue.”I call upon the leadership of the (Albanian majority) Provisional Institutions and of the Kosovo Serb community to work together in the interest of the people of Kosovo with the aim of creating the conditions for their normal life,” he adds of the province that has been under UN administration since June 1999 after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drove Yugoslav troops out amid Albanian-Serb fighting.On the credit side Mr. Annan cites evidence that Kosovo is getting back on track towards fulfilling the necessary standards for deciding its final status after the onslaught by Albanian extremists to drive out Serb, Roma and Askhali communities led to 19 people being killed, nearly 1,000 injured and hundreds of homes and centuries-old Serbian cultural sites razed or burned in March.Progress in some areas has been “tangible and encouraging,” with many damaged homes and schools rebuilt or under reconstruction and advances in reforming local government, of major importance in safeguarding the vital interests of minority communities, particularly Serbs, he says.He calls last month’s elections for the Kosovo Assembly “an important further step…in the process of stabilization and normalization.”But in the debit column Mr. Annan lists the failure to establish “a systematic, properly resourced programme for outreach, including mid- and long-term reconciliation and inter-ethnic dialogue,” a significant drop in the rate of Serbs returning, Serb non-participation in the elections and the continuing precarious security of minority groups.”There continue to be substantial limitations on their freedom of movement. In some regions, Kosovo Serbs travel through areas in which there is a Kosovo Albanian majority only with escorts,” he writes.”Because of the March events, more members of minority communities have been displaced in 2004 than have been able to return to their homes.”Outlining a set of priorities in the months to come, Mr. Annan says the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) will seek to advance the eight so-called standards that set specific goals in such areas as building democratic institutions, enforcing minority rights, creating a functioning economy and establishing an impartial legal system.UNMIK will also work in close coordination with KFOR, the multinational security force in the province, to improve security and freedom of movement, “key factors needed to consolidate the presence of minority communities and to accelerate the return of displaced persons.” read more

UN urges halt to crossborder chicken trade near Nigeria to stop spread

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) issued a joint statement calling on veterinary authorities in Nigeria to immediately close down poultry markets throughout Kaduna and Kano state and neighbouring regions.Countries surrounding Nigeria – Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Niger and Togo – should increase surveillance measures, the two organizations said, urging those nations to tighten border inspections and control.The two organizations will field a joint mission to Nigeria within the next two days to reinforce the FAO veterinary team already on the ground, according to the statement. The mission will assess the situation and will advise on emergency measures and needs.Meanwhile in Geneva, Dr. Michael Perdue, an epidemiologist with the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Influenza Programme, which is working closely with the FAO and OIE, confirmed that there is no evidence of the virus being transmitted from person-to-person, only from birds.Should the virus change into a form that spreads among humans, WHO has said that a global pandemic could break out, killing tens of millions of people worldwide.In humans, treatment with antiviral medicines is one way to reduce death and illness, and WHO has been building up drug stockpiles at different locations worldwide for quick distribution in case of an emergency.“We are concerned with the fact that this particular strain of H5N1 has now moved through central Asia; Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Iraq, and now down into Africa,” Dr. Perdue said.A WHO team will leave this weekend for Nigeria to continue assessing the situation there, he said.Nigeria is slated to have a major polio vaccination campaign kick off this weekend. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO’s coordinator on the issue, said the overlap between bird flu concerns and anti-polio activities could be fortuitous. “If there is any silver lining in what’s happened in Nigeria it’s actually that we are detecting disease, avian flu in birds, in the place where we have one of the strongest surveillance and operations infrastructures in Africa” because of polio, he said.In Africa, there are about 450 national and international staff on the ground working through the polio infrastructure alone. The Nigerian Government’s avian flu response plan “actually sits largely on the polio infrastructure,” Dr. Aylward pointed out.WHO and national experts, he said, will “prime” the polio system so that it can respond to avian flu as well, not only in Nigeria but in Niger, Benin, and Cameroon as well. read more

Opposition Leader edges closer to submitting new list of nominees for

Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has indicated that he is one step closer to submitting a new list of nominees to President David Granger for his consideration for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).Jagdeo, at a press conference today, at Freedom House, disclosed to media operatives that the consultations with the shortlisted persons have already begun and he expects to conclude this process soon. However, he asserted that he does not want to pronounce on a specific time since discussions with some candidates might take longer than anticipated.“If I can go through the process by the end of the week, then by Monday, but I don’t want to say that [because] in consulting with people, you also have to understand they need time too,” he explained.The names of the shortlisted candidates –some of which were printed in the State newspaper- were not disclosed to the media as Jagdeo said; “it would be premature to confirm those are the names I spoke to, or to submit as part of the final group of six.”Last year,  Jagdeo had submitted his first list of nominees after extensive consultations with various stakeholders for the position of GECOM Chairman. These names included; Governance and Conflict Resolution Specialist, Lawrence Lachmansingh; Attorney-at-Law and Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram; businesswoman and former broadcast executive, Rhyaan Shah; Retired Major General, Norman Mc Lean; Business Executive, Ramesh Dookhoo and History Professor, James Rose.However, in January, 2017 the President officially responded to the Leader of the Opposition, stating that the nominees submitted for consideration for the post were “unacceptable”.Granger had justified his decision to refuse the list of nominees submitted by Jagdeo, stating that Guyana’s Constitution asserts that a current or sitting judge or someone eligible to be a judge in Guyana or the Commonwealth Caribbean is preferred to be appointed as Chairman of the electoral body.But, Legal luminary Anil Nandlall, who also served in the capacity of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs under the previous administration, explained that the Constitution clearly contemplates two categories of persons for the post: “Firstly, a High Court judge or an Appellate Court judge, a former High Court or an Appellate Court judge or a person qualified to be a High Court or an Appellate Court judge. Secondly, or (disjunctive), any “fit and proper” person. However, from whichever category the persons come, they must be acceptable to the President,” Nandlall had said in a statement to the media shortly after the President’s announcement.In this regard, he had contended that the President’s rejection of the names on the grounds that the persons did not meet the constitutional requirements was “wholly untenable” and the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) would explore its available options including moving to the Courts to challenge the president’s decision.Granger, who is a longstanding member of the People’s National Congress, had accepted the nomination to serve as GECOM Chairman several years ago.Both sides have been very vocal on the issue, with the President stating that what obtained in the past was a mistake and the right way was now being chartered, while the Opposition posited that  Government could be looking to unilaterally appoint someone who would be beneficial to the APNU-AFC coalition, especially in the run up to 2020 elections.However, the President’s interpretation of the Constitution received more flack than those opposing it.One such person who disagreed with his interpretation was the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) General Secretary Lincoln Lewis.Lewis had highlighted that the Constitution indeed provides for suitable persons outside the realm of judges or those qualified to be judges to be appointed as GECOM Chairman. He also alluded to the appointments of past Chairmen of GECOM, including Dr Surujbally who recently retired from the post, leaving the seat vacant.Nevertheless, a team was established to meet with the Attorney General, Basil Williams, SC, as it pertained to the interpretation of Article 161 (2) but both meetings proved to be unfruitful.With no end to the stalemate in sight, Jagdeo agreed to provide the President with a new list of nominees. As such, it has been reported in the media that the second list of potential GECOM nominees include; Retired Justices Claudette Singh and B.S. Roy; PPP Member of Parliament and GECOM commissioner, Bibi Shadick;  Attorneys Timothy Jonas and Kashir Khan and environmentalist, Annette Arjoon-Martins. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM Chair 3rd list: Opposition Leader shortlists 10, says 1 already declinedJuly 12, 2017In “latest news”‘The final 6’: Discretion remains with the Leader of the Opposition – JagdeoJuly 10, 2019In “latest news”GECOM Chair: 3rd list to be submitted soon- JagdeoJuly 29, 2017In “latest news” read more

Judge rules surveillance video from Stoneman Douglas shooting will be released

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance video that recorded the scene outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Feb. 14 shooting will be released.A judged ruled the exterior surveillance video at Stoneman Douglas could be released fairly soon, as of Monday.There is a stay on the order until Thursday to allow anyone to make an appeal.A Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said they anticipate the release will be at the end of the week.BSO officials also said they need to obscure the faces of minors who may be on the tapes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly June 16 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioSeismic Storm Continues in Noatak with Fifth 5.7 Quake Matthew Smith, KNOM – NomeThe seismic storm in the far-western arm of the Brooks Range that began nearly two months ago continued early this morning.Rebuilding Continues In GalenaAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauWith warm weather here, construction projects are getting underway across the state. In Galena, the sight of houses going up is particularly welcome. The 400-person village is still recovering from a catastrophic flood that occurred last year, when the break-up of an ice jam caused the Yukon River to overflow.Public Comment Open on ‘Land Into Trust’ Until June 30 Daysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelThe U.S. Department of Interior is asking for public comments on a new policy that will allow it to take land into trust for Alaska Native tribes. Alaska Native leaders say the change, after years of litigation, brings them one step closer to self-determination.Tentative Deal Reached On Ferry Union Contract The Associated PressThe state has reached tentative agreement on a new, three-year contract with the largest union representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers.Crews Making Progress On 100-Mile Creek FireDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksMangers of the 100 Mile Creek Wildfire response are bracing for high winds. The 23,000 acre fire west of Delta Junction could have south winds gusting to 35 miles per hour, and humidity in the 25 percent range.Invasive Species Could Increase As Climate Warms Joaquin Palomino, APRN InternFor the past few years Alaska has tried to eradicate its only known invasive aquatic plant: Elodea. The sturdy weed has taken root in a handful of the state’s water bodies, threatening native birds, fish, and fauna. As ocean temperatures increase and icy days decrease, researchers worry it’s only a matter of time before Elodea-and other invasive plants and animals-spread throughout Alaska.Weaving A Journey Of Change Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauThe biennial culture and dance festival Celebration ended Saturday night in Juneau with a Grand Exit.The festival, organized by Sealaska Heritage Institute, included performances, lectures and language sessions. The Juried Art Show features Della Cheney’s Ravenstail robe. When Cheney started weaving the robe in honor of her daughter’s doctorate, she didn’t realize she would go through her own big change.British Kayakers Arrive in Unalaska Annie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaA British kayak team that’s paddling along the Aleutian Islands reached Unalaska Sunday night.last_img read more

Windows 10 KB4015438 fixes crashes and hangs

first_imgWindows 10 KB4015438 fixes crashes and hangs by Martin Brinkmann on March 21, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 20 commentsThe new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) KB4015438 patches two issues introduced by last week’s Patch Day.This raises the version of the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10 to 14393.969.The KB4015438 update seems to fix two issues introduced last week that affected some users of the operating system after devices were updated with last week’s security updates.The first issue caused programs that use Microsoft MPEG-2 handling libraries to crash (e.g. Windows DVD Player). The second issue listed by Microsoft affected customers with Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) enabled who “might experience a deadlock” according to Microsoft.Windows 10 KB4015438 fixes crashes and hangsAccording to Microsoft’s Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 update log, KB4015438 fixes the following issues:Addressed a known issue with KB4013429 that caused Windows DVD Player (and 3rd party apps that use Microsoft MPEG-2 handling libraries) to crash.Addressed a known issue with KB4013429, that some customers using Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 1607 Client with Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) enabled might experience a deadlock or when changing the physical adapter’s link speed property. This issue is most commonly seen as a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION or when verifier is enabled a VRF_STACKPTR_ERROR is seen in the Memory dump.KB4013429 refers to the previous cumulative update of Windows 10’s Anniversary Update version.Woody notes over on InfoWorld that Microsoft has yet to patch an Internet Explorer bug that breaks Dynamics CRM.Günter Born notes on the other hand that the cumulative update does not fix the system restore no longer working issue that some users experience after installing January’s KB3213986 update.KB4015438 is already available through Windows Update. You can run a manual check for the update by going to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.If you prefer to download the update manually, point your web browser to Microsoft’s Update Catalog. There you find the cumulative update listed for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.The 64-bit versions of the update have a size of about 1 Gigabyte, the 32-bit version about 560 Megabyte.Now You: Do you experience any issues on Windows 10 right now?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 KB4015438 fixes crashes and hangsDescriptionThe new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) KB4015438 patches two issues introduced by last week’s Patch Day.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

This app is helping LGBTI people get to voting centers in Tennessee

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Get out and vote | Photo: Unsplash/Mirah Curzer A local group in Chattanooga, Tennessee created a new app to help LGBTI people vote. In November, the United States will hold its midterm elections. These elections, which take place every four years, elect Senators, House Representatives, and more state-level positions.The app offers a variety of perks for people. It includes a non-partisan voting guide, including scorecards for each candidate on particular issues.Not only that, it also offers safe and inclusive transportation for voters to get to their polling centers.Making it a team effort‘It was pretty easy,’ Sydney Valencia, a transgender woman, told NBC News about using the ride-share option of the app. ‘I put in the request, and I got a call, and they came and picked me up and brought me there.’Plus, the car that picked her up was adorned with rainbow flags.Chari Starr, another trans woman, volunteers as a driver. ‘Any time you interact with government agencies as an LGBT person, it can be stressful,’ she said.One time a trans voter posted a comment expressing their anxiety about going to vote and requesting a ride.Starr recalled: ‘We basically filled the truck with every trans person that we could in our group, and we picked this girl up and brought her to the polls.’A local LGBTI business and Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice, another group, donated vans and SUVs for the ride-sharing. Bisexual politician wins primary to flip Republican seat in November’s midtermsHow to find love and sex as a gay or bisexual man after 50New gay dating app has ‘bank-level’ security for those afraid to be outedRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/app-helping-lgbti-voting-tennessee/center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A recent report revealed that 78,000 transgender Americans might not be able to vote in November due to voter ID laws. That’s why programs like these are so critical.While not specifically LGBTI-related, Lyft is also offering free and discounted rides for voters.Over 15 million people cited transportation as their primary barrier to voting in the 2016 election — that’s why we’re introducing The Ride to Vote. Lyft will provide free and discounted rides to the Polls. #TheRidetoVote https://t.co/E8GVhNNkE8 pic.twitter.com/1kmqWlSpsB— Lyft (@lyft) August 23, 2018More from Gay Star NewsRecord high number of LGBTI people running for public office in USChristine Hallquist is the first trans person nominated for Governor in the USSharice Davids could be first US lesbian Native American congresswomanGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more