Football Ohio State releases Week Four depth chart

The Buckeyes line up to sing “Carmen Ohio” after the game against TCU on Sept. 15. Ohio State won 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State released its depth chart on Wednesday ahead of its matchup against Tulane.The major change in the roster comes at defensive end, with junior Jonathon Cooper and sophomore Chase Young both starting in place of the injured junior, Nick Bosa.According to head coach Urban Meyer on Monday, Bosa suffered an abdominal/lower groin injury, and will be out for the game against Tulane. Meyer also said on Tuesday Bosa’s status will be evaluated midweek.Also on the defensive side, redshirt junior Davon Hamilton is listed as a co-starter at nose tackle with junior Robert Landers listed as probable for the Tulane matchup after an injury in the 40-28 victory over TCU.Ohio State faces Tulane at Ohio Stadium at 3:30 on Saturday.Here’s the rest of the depth chart: read more

Southgate very proud of staff and players

first_imgEngland boss Gareth Southgate admitted he is very proud of his staff and players, following their victory over Sweden and qualifying for the semi-finals.Thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli, England will be facing either Croatia or Russia on Tuesday, after they defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.“It’s an incredible privilege to be the England manager anyway, so to be able to take the team this far and knowing the people who have done it in the past, they are people I hold in such high esteem,” Southgate admitted, according to the SportsMole.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Before the game, we wanted to be here another week. It’s up to us now which games we play in.”“I’m so proud of what all of the staff and players have done. We played an opponent whose identity is clear and whose togetherness has at times been too much for us to handle over the years,” Southgate went on to add.last_img read more

Valverde praises Messis amazing competitive spirit

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde hailed Lionel Messi’s competitive spirit as his finest assetSince debuting against Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto in November 2003, Messi has become regarded as one of the greatest of all time with five Ballon d’Ors and a record 573 goals in 657 games for Barcelona.Aside from that, Messi has also won 32 titles at Camp Nou and is still going strong at the age of 31 with a league-best of 15 goals and 10 assists in just 15 games in La Liga.The Argentine forward was named as Barcelona captain at the start of this season following Andres Iniesta’s departure and appears to have settled into the role well.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“What I’d most highlight about Leo Messi is his huge sense of responsibility for the team. It shows in every game in every competition,” Valverde told BarcaTV.“What he does is not only difficult, but he does it again and again … That takes enormous mental strength.“I have never known anyone with such an amazing competitive spirit.”Messi and Barcelona will return to action on Sunday away to Getafe in La Liga where they will hope to collect a win and maintain their three-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid.last_img read more

Watford youngster joins Atlanta United

first_img19-year-old Dion Pereira has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side Atlanta United after 10 years with the English Premier League.Dion Pereira spent 10 years in the youth system of the English Premier League side, Watford.He played twice for the first team in 2017 but played regularly in the U23 team.And the 19-year-old has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) champions Atlanta United.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“We’re pleased to welcome Dion to the club and look forward to him joining the squad as we head into the 2019 season,” vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said to the club’s official website.“We identified him as a young, technical player who we believe will adapt well to Atlanta United and MLS.”He is waiting for his work visa now.last_img read more

HIRTAC grant 20k to studentled community initiative

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedKingdom, December 12, 2017 – North Caicos’ D.C. Cynclair Musgrove brought to our attention the ambitious, highly commendable work of Raymond Gardiner High School students.   Briann Gardiner & Astacio Ariza, together with their fifth form peers, are championing the repairs and refurbishment of their community facility at Horse Stable Beach.This integral landmark not only hosts civic and social functions, such as the annual Rake n’ Scrape, Season Jam, pageants, recitals, graduations and meetings among others, but is also a very popular tourist destination.   Though since the passing of Irma and Maria, it has been forced to close.   This has already led to two major community functions being affected.In their letter to HIRTAC, they stated that they would like to ‘give back to the island that gave so much to them’.   The students’ resourcefulness, compassion and wisdom is beyond their years.   We owe it to these future leaders of TCI to encourage and empower their goals.Since then we have been in discussion with officials; the Ministries of Education, Infrastructure, Planning and Public Works are all very supportive of their initiative and for contributions towards the scheme.   We would like the pay special thanks to our advisor & TCIG Senior Quantity Surveyor, Dominique Durham, who has been instrumental in assisting the cause. We are all very exited to work together with the students.SO, WHAT ARE WE DOING?HIRTAC are kick-starting their campaign with an initial grant of $20,000!  This is thanks to all of your generous donations so far; THANK YOU!   Also, thank you for being patient while we ensured that your contributions will be well invested and meaningfully delivered.In order to help make their dream a reality, we still need to do more. We are working alongside the students to help establish and advise on the works. We are committed to realizing their vision for a resilient, celebrated site that seizes the full potential of its location.We will be running a series of community-engagement programmes with local practices and individuals to develop not only the students’ proposal for the site, but also to offer design education outreach.   We believe it is important to not only help restore this facility to beyond its former glory, but to also engage and empower this community.With official assessments totaling repairs at over $130k, we need your help.We are seeking monetary or material sponsorship on behalf of the students.   You can make donations here, or please get in touch to learn more and find out other ways you can contribute.We will be announcing developments with their project along the way & opportunities to get your sleeves rolled up in 2018.WELL DONE Briann, Astacio & peers! Your determination, and that of your hardworking District Commissioner, is truly inspiring.#TCIstrong #BuildBackBetter #HorseStableBeachPress Release by: HIRTAC THE MONEY BEHIND THE MISSION:WHERE YOUR DONATION GOESSTEP 1  | DONATE |You raise and donate incredible amounts of money to help the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. For those in the US, please note you can make 501(c)(3) tax-deductible contributions. Fiscal sponsorship has kindly been made available to HIRTAC through the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund.STEP 2  | ALLOCATE |We add together all the money and use it to give grants to organisations whose purpose aligns with our mission of supporting urgent relief and rebuilding opportunities for the youth of the Turks and Caicos Islands.In this immediate period, we are helping to identify suitable proposals and reaching out to the communities in need.Please get in touch to find out how to apply for a grant here.STEP 3   | DISTRIBUTE |It takes several weeks for each batch of funding to be allocated so we can ensure the most efficient use of donations. Money is given out in stages rather than a lump sum so we can regularly maintain its most effective use.During this process, HIRTAC endeavours to obtain sponsorship of every avenue, from transport to external service/administration costs. This means that every penny you give is most efficiently invested in rebuilding opportunities for the Turks and Caicos Islands.STEP 4  | OVERSEE |We oversee projects & provide updates on the success stories of your generous contributions! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp About HIRTAC:  HIRTAC is a non-profit relief initiative, founded by UK-based Turks and Caicos Islanders and past residents.HIRTAC works in conjunction with an advisory panel of varied expertise in the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) comprising local non-profit charity Food for Thought, as well as a number of other established individuals in their respective fieldOUR MISSION:To establish a mode of reputable, transparent funding to support the humanitarian response in the TCI following Hurricane Irma.center_img THE METHOD BEHIND THE MISSION1. Short Term: To act as an agentto support emergency relief efforts which assist local communities in restoring their homes & businesses. This includes receiving donations of goods and facilitating outreach programmes/initiatives.Long Term: Invest funds raised in rebuilding opportunities for the youth of the local communities in TCI. Related Items:last_img read more

Mane credits teamwork for Liverpool win

first_imgSadio Mane says Liverpool’s 4-1 victory against Cardiff City at Anfield is due to the rest of the team playing so well and not just the attacking trio.Mane grabbed a brace in the Premier League clash after Salah opened the scoring. Together with Roberto Firmino, the trio has scored 18 goals in all competitions so far this season.But Mane believes the whole team deserves credit for their latest win, given how the game panned out.“Hopefully we’re going to keep going like that! It’s something that comes naturally because Mo and Bobby are great players and of course I’m happy to play alongside them,” Mane told“But people always talk about the front three – but it’s the team, the work starts behind us. They make it easier, we are lucky boys and score all the time but all the team did their job.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I’m happy, we played very well even though it was a little bit tight in the second half after it went to 2-1″ Mane added.“It’s part of football. But after that, we controlled the game and created many chances. At the end, we scored four goals so I think we deserved to win.“The coach said yesterday it would be a very tough game. It’s normal, it’s the Premier League.“We knew it would not be easy but we are Liverpool, we were at home and we always try to play the same passing game, try to do our best and win the games.”last_img read more

Del Mar City Council approves animal control services contract with SD Humane

first_img May 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom DEL MAR (KUSI) — The Del Mar City Council unanimously approved Monday a three-year contract with the San Diego Humane Society for animal control services beginning July 1 of this year.San Diego Humane Society has been preparing for this opportunity for more than a year to ensure we’re ready to provide our high-level of services to the animals and their families who live in Del Mar.In addition to providing shelter and care of animals, San Diego Humane Society will provide a law enforcement patrol, including the beach, a desk at city hall to conduct local field service duties and community engagement services.President and CEO of San Diego Humane Society Gary Weitzman said the organization will be able to enhance existing services for both human and animal constituents by streamlining operating efficiencies, expanding hours of services and coverage, and creating a safety-net for pet families throughout the city.“We are honored to be allowed the privilege of performing animal services for a community that values their animals,” said Weitzman. “We appreciate all the work city staff has done to pull this contract together in time for us to keep homeless and injured animals in Del Mar safe.A year ago March, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced it would no longer offer animal services to six contract cities: Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach.The current contract terms will expire on June 30. San Diego Humane Society was the only organization to respond to manage these cities’ more than 20,000 homeless animals.The cities of Carlsbad, Santee and San Diego have already agreed to contract animal services from San Diego Humane Society. San Diego Humane Society is still in negotiations with the final two cities: Solana Beach, which will vote on the contract May 9, and Encinitas, scheduled to vote on May 23. Posted: May 7, 2018 Del Mar City Council approves animal control services contract with SD Humane Society Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Del Mar City Council, San Diego Humane Society FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

First all girl troop in San Diego County in Scouts BSA

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:59 AM KUSI Newsroom February 1, 2019 First all girl troop in San Diego County in Scouts BSAcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Boy Scouts of America is now welcoming girls into their organization as separate troops. Scouts BSA offers the same programming and opportunity for girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.Friday night across the council and country, the Boy Scouts of America is launching Scouts BSA.An all-female troop provides give young women an opportunity to develop leadership skills, outdoor adventures and the opportunity to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout following the same program outline that their brother troops have followed for over a century.Troop 1667 Kick Off Meeting is TONIGHT Feb 1, 2019 at 6:30pm at St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.Troop 1667 will meet weekly on Monday nights at 7:00pm at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.Scouts BSA’s website says the program is not co-ed.“The leadership of the BSA determined that the best way to welcome girls and serve today’s families was to offer a unique model that builds on the proven benefits of our single-gender program, while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls,” according to Scouts BSA website.Additional troops are forming the county beginning this month. Check the San Diego Imperial Council website at and Nationally at or where families can learn more about joining Scouting BSA. Posted: February 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Soldotna Approves Moving Council Meetings To Thursdays

first_imgThe council voted unanimously to move the meetings to Thursday with support from the city administration. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council approved a resolution at their meeting on Wednesday that will move the regular meeting days and times for the council to the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Cashman: “we all live here due to our quality of life and wonderful community events. Some of the largest community events happen on Wednesday’s during our meeting hours.” City Manager Stephanie Queen: “In terms of our behind the scenes process shifting it one day or the other wouldn’t cause any concerns on our end about meeting deadlines and keeping the process of what we are already doing.”  Councilmember Tim Cashman introduced the ordinance originally with the intent to move the meetings to Tuesday, but due to scheduling conflicts among councilmembers, Thursday was proposed: “It might be a really great way for us to enjoy our community a whole lot better, and see the people that are out there. That’s what really spurred that.”  The resolution becomes effective on July 1. During the summer months the City of Soldotna puts on their weekly Music in the Park events on Wednesday evenings which coincide with the current time of the council meetings.last_img read more

Developer Suspends Maryland Wind Project that Posed Risk to Pax River

first_imgThe developer of a proposed wind farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore said it was placing the project in “indefinite suspension” after it could not overcome concerns by the state’s congressional delegation that the project would interfere with a radar system at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.The Great Bay Wind project, located across the Chesapeake Bay from the air station, had survived a move last year by Maryland lawmakers to delay its construction until MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory could evaluate ways to mitigate the turbines’ impact on the radar system after then- Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) vetoed the bill.In response, however, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) — who was chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee — added language to the committee report of the fiscal 2015 defense spending bill barring the Navy from reaching a deal with Pioneer Green Energy to turn off the turbines during radar testing at Pax River until MIT completes its study. The study is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.Adam Cohen, vice president of the developer, cited the provision inserted by Mikulski in a March 20 letter informing Somerset County that Pioneer would not be requesting a permit for the project’s construction “at the current time or in the foreseeable future.”  The Mikulski language “placed the entire Great Bay Wind investment and business into a state of uncertainty,” Cohen said.The Pentagon placed another hurdle in front of the project in October when it formally objected to the wind farm because of its potential to interfere with the stealth radar system at Pax River.Advocates of the air station applauded the news of Pioneer’s decision, reported the Maryland Gazette.It’s a “big win for St. Mary’s and another job creation opportunity for the Eastern Shore,” St. Mary’s County Commissioner Tom Jarboe (R) said in reference to a plan by a Pioneer affiliate to develop an unrelated solar project in Somerset County. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

VIDEO Watch Time Lapse Video Of Wilmingtons Fun On The Fourth

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Watch a time lapse video of the Fun on the Fourth celebration from Monday, July 2, courtesy of Craig Musicant, below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch Time Lapse Video Of Town Tree LightingIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch WCTV’s Coverage Of Fun On The Fourth CelebrationIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch The Doll Carriage & Bike Parade From Fun On The FourthIn “Videos”last_img read more

PHOTOS Deming Way Holds Christmas Craft Fair

first_img Jackie at the Raffle Table WILMINGTON, MA — Residents of Deming Way held their annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 8.The fair featured handcrafted girls, baked goods, and a white elephant table.The fair, which raised more than $1,000, will fund rental buses for trips, bingo, group dinners and other entertainment at their community center throughout the year.Below are some photos from the fair. Click on each image for a larger view. Eileeen and Irene at the Bake Sale Table Tenant Association Officers: Ann Marie, Judy, Nancy & Mona Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedDeming Way To Hold Annual Christmas Craft Fair On December 2In “Community”Deming Way To Hold Annual Christmas Craft Fair On December 8In “Community”Wilmington Methodist Church’s Annual Harvest & Holly Fair Set For October 13In “Community”last_img read more

A homebrew observatory detects exoplanet

first_img More information: IEEE Spectrum, … y-exoplanet-detector Credit: David Schneider © 2014 So go the events leading up to Schneider’s recent DIY video, which shows him successfully star-tracking with a telephoto lens and barndoor tracker—otherwise known as two pieces of plywood hinged together. Without the aid of a high powered telescope, then, “You yourself can detect an extrasolar planet, and I’m gonna show you how,” he tells viewers, showing a little telephoto lens. He holds up two pumpkins, one smaller than the other. “If you’re very lucky, the planet, as it orbits its star, will come directly in front of the star, as viewed from earth—in which case, the amount of light coming from that star diminishes, very briefly as the planet passes in front of it. But that signal could be big enough for you to detect with a DSLR camera. The lens that comes with your camera probably isn’t going to do it.” Instead, he said, you can inexpensively purchase a 300-millimeter Nikon telephoto lens, along with a Nikon-to-Canon adapter. For next steps, cost-conscious Schneider looked for DIY alternatives to an expensive tracker and went for two pieces of plywood, which he referred to as his barndoor tracker. To drive the tracker, he pulled gears out of a defunct inkjet printer, added an Arduino microprocessor, wooden platform and ball head to orient the camera in any direction. He said he used software that came with his camera, allowing adjustments to camera settings, taking shots, recording images directly to a computer and programming a sequence of timed exposures.Schneider’s goal? “A gas giant that belongs to a binary star system variously named HD 189733, HIP 98505, or V452 Vulpeculae, depending on the star catalog.” (His article in IEEE Spectrum noted that, 63 light-years away, HD 189733 is too dim to be seen with the naked eye. Finding it required the use of such waypoints as the Dumbbell Nebula.) He used Iris software to perform corrections needed to calculate the brightness of HD 189733 as well as four reference stars. “So,” he concluded “it seems my home-brew observatory did detect an exoplanet—using little more than run-of-the-mill DSLR and a $92 eBay camera lens.” David Schneider, a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum, was interested in exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than the sun, but figured this kind of exercise as a home-based project was going to need expensive telescopes; he stumbled across a project at Ohio State University, where resourceful astronomers had figured out a way to spot exoplanets using a device with a lens designed for high-end cameras. Schneider’s wheels turned, thinking he might also be able to pull this off if he got his hands on a charge-coupled-device detector not research-grade, and maybe he could forget about an expensive telescope as well? He also discovered an online posting by an amateur astronomer saying he had detected a known exoplanet using a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera with a telephoto lens. Perth’s planet hunter helps discover unusual exoplanet Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: A home-brew observatory detects exoplanet (2014, December 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

Two incidents of fire reported in city none hurt

first_imgKolkata: A fire broke out at a mixture factory located in the New Market area on Tuesday night. Similarly, another fire broke out at a leather goods manufacturing unit in Topsia on Wednesday night. No casualty has been reported in any ofthe incidents. On Tuesday night around 10:45 pm, locals noticed smoke coming out of the mixture factory near New market on Nilmoni Halder Lane. Within a while, the fire started spreading. Locals started the operation to douse the flames. Police and fire brigade were informed. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAround five fire tenders were pressed into action. As the factory was stashed with inflammable materials, the fire spread within no time. Though fire fighters started dousing the flames on a war footing, they faced problems because of the lane being very narrow. Fire was controlled around 1:15 am. Later, the cooling process went on for almost an hour. According to sources, the fire fighters had alleged that there was no fire fighting mechanism in place at the factory despite having inflammable materials. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFire minister Sujit Bose visited the spot at night and supervised the work. It is suspected that the fire occurred due to a short-circuit. In the other incident, a fire started on the second floor of a high-rise building in Topsia on Wednesday around 8:35 pm. Sources informed that locals noticed smoke billowing out of the third floor. Later, it was identified that the fire had occurred at a leather manufacturing unit there. As the materials stored inside the factory were highly inflammable, locals feared that the fire might spread to other areas as well. On receiving information, seven fire tenders were pressed into action. The fire was controlled almost after two hours. The cause of fire could not be ascertained. No one was injured due to the incident.last_img read more

Body of missing man found in Salt lake

first_imgKolkata: The body of a missing rickshaw-puller was found from roadside swamp at Polenite in Salt Lake Sector V on Monday afternoon.Some local residents saw the body on the bank of the swamp and informed the Electronics Complex police station. According to sources, the person identified as Uttam Ghosh (37), a resident of Barokopat area in Polenite was missing since Friday. His father Biswanath lodged a missing complaint at the police station on Saturday. During investigation sleuths could not find any clues to trace Uttam’s location. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOn Monday, some residents sense a foul smell and tried to find its source. When they went to the swamp they saw Uttam’s body but could not recognise as the bode was in a decomposed state. Later Biswanath identified the body at the Bidhannagar Sub-Divisional Hospital. Police said that Uttam was a habitual drinker. Sources informed earlier in several occasions he was found lying on the road in heavily drunk condition. Though police are probing the case from all possible angles but during preliminary investigation no foul play could be noticed. No injury marks were visible when the body was recovered. Sleuths are waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death.last_img read more

Ukrainian cable operator Volia has announce that i

first_imgUkrainian cable operator Volia has announce that it now has over half a million internet customers.The country’s leading cable operator said it is also approaching 400,000 subscribers taking both internet and TV services. The company is undertaking a UAH300 million (€30 million) investment in its network this year. It currently offers digital TV services in 15 cities and HD channels in 12 cities.last_img

Karim Tabet Providence Equity Partners Nordic inv

first_imgKarim Tabet, Providence Equity PartnersNordic investment group East Capital Explorer has struck a deal to sell its entire 63% in pan-Baltic cable operation Starman Group to Providence Equity.The agreement in principle would see East Capital Explorer sell its stake in Starman for an upfront payment of €81 million in cash with the potential of an additional earn-out of up to €5 million payable in 2017. According to the investment group, the deal represents a total enterprise value of €210 million.East Capital Explorer expects to make a gain of €35 million on exiting Starman, representing a rate of return of over 30%.The group said that since it acquired Estonia’s Starman in 2013 the cable operator’s revenues and EBITDA had grown on average by 11% a year.In February last year, East Capital Explorer made an additional investment in the operator that enabled it to acquire Lithuania’s Cgates to create a pan-Baltic cable TV and broadband provider. Cgates extended this consolidation in July by acquiring fellow Lithuanian operator Kava.“I am pleased to announce this, which will be one of the largest private equity transactions in the Baltics to date. We have strengthened investments in technology, product development and market consolidation, and worked closely together with the management team. This has enabled Starman to outgrow its competitors and transform from a national challenger into a regional leader. We are confident that Providence will enable Starman to continue to develop successfully in this exciting and fast evolving market,” said Kestutis Sasnauskas, head of private equity and real estate at East Capital.Aivo Adamson, CEO of Starman Group, said: “Starman has in recent years intensively focused on growth and expansion in our Baltic home market, supported by East Capital Explorer. We are committed to offering our clients innovative and superior telecom and entertainment solutions. We are confident that with the addition of a strong financial investor, with over 25 years of experience of telecom investments, as our new majority owner, we can continue on the path of innovation and growth in the Baltic region.”Karim Tabet, managing director at Providence, said: “The acquisition of Starman Group would represent Providence’s continued commitment to investing in infrastructure to support the delivery of high quality media and communication services in the Baltic region.”last_img read more


first_imgShareTweet During a search, police found the suspected drugs.Two men, aged 28 and 31, were both arrested on possession and supply of drug offences and are assisting police with their enquiries. DERRY HOUSE SEARCHED AFTER SUSPECTS HELD IN £160,000 DRUGS BUST was last modified: February 9th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: 000 DRUGS BUSTDERRY HOUSE SEARCHED AFTER SUSPECTS HELD IN £160DI TOM MCCLUREDUNCRUE STREETeglintonORGANISED CRIME BRANCHPSNI Drugs found in the boot of a car stopped by police, Detectives believe the operation disrupted an organised crime gangPSNI detectives have arrested two men and search a house in Derry after uncovering a stash of suspected herbal cannabis and cocaine with an estimated street value of £160,000.The arrests were made as part of an intelligence-gathering operation against an organised crime gang.Police say officers stopped a car in the Duncrue Street area of Belfast at around 8.15 pm on Wednesday evening. Detective Inspector Tom McClure, from the PSNI Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said: “I believe this intervention has struck a blow to the activities of an organised gang involved in serious drug criminality.”“The PSNI is committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment for those in their community who are involved in serious drug criminality. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and place them before the courts.”The senior detective added: “Anyone with any information about drugs or any illegal activity should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” A house in Eglinton, was also raided and mobile phones were seized.Acting on PSNI information, Garda officers carried out further searches at two properties in Co Donegal.This led to the further seizure of around £20,000 worth of herbal cannabis, a quantity of cash and drugs paraphernalia.last_img read more

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Posted by Memorial Hermann on Thursday. the White House released a statement from President Donald Trump in which he accused President Obama of “making an end-run around Congress and violating the core tenets that sustain our Republic” Read his full statement below As President my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America At the same time I do not favor punishing children most of whom are now adults for the actions of their parents But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws The legislative branch not the executive branch writes these laws this is the bedrock of our Constitutional system which I took a solemn oath to preserve protect and defend In June of 2012 President Obama bypassed Congress to give work permits social security numbers and federal benefits to approximately 800000 illegal immigrants currently between the ages of 15 and 36 The typical recipients of this executive amnesty known as DACA are in their twenties Legislation offering these same benefits had been introduced in Congress on numerous occasions and rejected each time In referencing the idea of creating new immigration rules unilaterally President Obama admitted that "I cant just do these things by myself" and yet that is exactly what he did making an end-run around Congress and violating the core tenets that sustain our Republic Officials from 10 States are suing over the program requiring my Administration to make a decision regarding its legality The Attorney General of the United States the Attorneys General of many states and virtually all other top legal experts have advised that the program is unlawful and unconstitutional and cannot be successfully defended in court There can be no path to principled immigration reform if the executive branch is able to rewrite or nullify federal laws at will The temporary implementation of DACA by the Obama Administration after Congress repeatedly rejected this amnesty-first approach also helped spur a humanitarian crisis the massive surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America including in some cases young people who would become members of violent gangs throughout our country such as MS-13 Only by the reliable enforcement of immigration law can we produce safe communities a robust middle class and economic fairness for all Americans Therefore in the best interests of our country and in keeping with the obligations of my office the Department of Homeland Security will begin an orderly transition and wind-down of DACA one that provides minimum disruption While new applications for work permits will not be accepted all existing work permits will be honored until their date of expiration up to two full years from today Furthermore applications already in the pipeline will be processed as will renewal applications for those facing near-term expiration This is a gradual process not a sudden phase out Permits will not begin to expire for another six months and will remain active for up to 24 months Thus in effect I am not going to just cut DACA off but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act Our enforcement priorities remain unchanged We are focused on criminals security threats recent border-crossers visa overstays and repeat violators I have advised the Department of Homeland Security that DACA recipients are not enforcement priorities unless they are criminals are involved in criminal activity or are members of a gang The decades-long failure of Washington DC to enforce federal immigration law has had both predictable and tragic consequences: lower wages and higher unemployment for American workers substantial burdens on local schools and hospitals the illicit entry of dangerous drugs and criminal cartels and many billions of dollars a year in costs paid for by US taxpayers Yet few in Washington expressed any compassion for the millions of Americans victimized by this unfair system Before we ask what is fair to illegal immigrants we must also ask what is fair to American families students taxpayers and jobseekers Congress now has the opportunity to advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first We are facing the symptom of a larger problem illegal immigration along with the many other chronic immigration problems Washington has left unsolved We must reform our green card system which now favors low-skilled immigration and puts immense strain on US taxpayers We must base future immigration on merit we want those coming into the country to be able to support themselves financially to contribute to our economy and to love our country and the values it stands for Under a merit-based system citizens will enjoy higher employment rising wages and a stronger middle class Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue have introduced the RAISE Act which would establish this merit-based system and produce lasting gains for the American People I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to finally address all of these issues in a manner that puts the hardworking citizens of our country first As Ive said before we will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion but through the lawful Democratic process while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed struggling and forgotten Americans Above all else we must remember that young Americans have dreams too Being in government means setting priorities Our first and highest priority in advancing immigration reform must be to improve jobs wages and security for American workers and their families It is now time for Congress to act Write to Kate Samuelson at katesamuelson@timecomOf the two names recommended by the Supreme Court collegium for elevation to the apex court only one has been accepted by the Centre which has paved the way for a fresh controversy as several leaders across the political spectrum criticising the move The Congress questioned the NDA government’s motives behind the decision while the CPM demanded President Ram Nath Kovind’s intervention ‘Revenge politics’ The Congress termed the central government asking the Supreme Court collegium to reconsider its recommendation for elevation of Justice KM Joseph to the apex court as "revenge politics" and accused the government of "appointing judges only of their own choice" Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Congress leader Kapil Sibal PTI and Reuters The party also said the the independence of judiciary is in "danger" and if it does not protect its autonomy in one voice "democracy will be in danger" The government rejected the Supreme Court’s recommendation of Joseph’s elevation citing various reasons including seniority But it cleared the name of senior advocate Indu Malhotra who took oath on Friday as a judge of the Supreme Court Josephis 42nd in the seniority list among 669 high court judges Citing the Supreme Court collegium’s view that Joseph currently Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court was "more deserving and suitable in all respects" than other chief justices and senior judges of high courts senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that it seemed that the "government thinks he is not deserving" "The Supreme Court’s own website said this Four months have passed; on Thursday we got to know that government has returned the file and said more discussion is required on it The central government wants those judges who only the government has approval over" Sibal said "The law says what collegium recommends only they will be appointed The government wants to ignore the collegium’s recommendations If it is not of their choice they will not appoint him" he said Congress’ communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modion Twitter PM Modi’s ‘revenge politics’ qua judiciary & ‘conspiratorial suffocation’ of Supreme Court exposed again J Joseph is India’s Sr most CJ Yet Modi Govt refuses to clear his elevation to SC as retribution for quashing presidential rule in Uttrakhand 1/2https://tco/wbwaedSP8o — Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) April 26 2018 In another tweet he said "In June 2014 they refused to clear noted jurist G Subramaniam’s name for elevation to Supreme Court as he was a lawyer against Amit Shah and Co" A bench headed by Joseph in 2016 had quashed the imposition of President’s Rule in the state and had revived the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat In a series of tweets Congress leader and former finance ministerP Chidambaram asked if Modi government was "above the law" "Delighted that Indu Malhotra will be sworn in as Judge of the Supreme Court on Friday Disappointed that Joseph’s appointment is still on hold" Chidambaram who is also a senior advocate said "What is holding up Joseph’s appointment His state or his religion or his judgement in the Uttarakhand case" he asked in another tweet What is holding up Justice K M Joseph’s appointment His State or his religion or his judgement in the Uttarakhand case — P Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) April 26 2018 As the law stands now the recommendation of the SC collegium is final and binding in the appointment of judges Is the Modi government above the law — P Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) April 26 2018 CPM demands president’s intervention The CPM demanded Kovind’simmediate intervention to ensure that laid-out procedure in the selection of judges is followed and the collegium’s recommendation to elevate Joseph to the Supreme Court is cleared In a statement the Left party accused the BJP-led NDA government of "unwarranted intrusion" into the selection process "The government has not cleared the appointment of Joseph This is an unwarranted intrusion into the selection process of a judge and will affect the independence of the judiciary "The President of India must immediately intervene to ensure that the laid-out procedure is followed and the appointment of Joseph is cleared " the CPM said JD(U) accuses govt of ‘interfering in judiciary’ JD(U) leader and former Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav said the government was "interfering" in the judiciary "It is a very serious matter and I will request the apex court judges to come forward and ensure that the people’s faith in the judiciary remains intact" he said "This (the issue of Justice Joseph’s elevation to the Supreme Court) shows that the government is interfering in the (matters of the) judiciary and all constitutional institutions in a big way" the veteran leader told reporters in New Delhi BJP stands by Centre’s decision Amid all the controversy however Union home minister Rajnath Singh said all political parties must ensure that the dignity of constitutional institutions like the courts was not diminished under any circumstances "All of us be it the ruling party or the Opposition parties or any government or non-government organisation must try to ensure that the people’s trust in constitutional institutions remains intact This is necessary for a healthy democracy" he told reporters in Gandhinagar A regular petitioner in the apex court BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the Congress stand on the issue reflected its frustration Malhotra will be the first woman judge to be appointed to the top post directly from the bar Swamy said on the issue of delay in Joseph’s appointment that the Congress party is just frustrated "On one hand they accuse the CJI being inclined to BJP and on the other they are saying we have ignored him The Congress party is just frustrated" he said Meanwhile? down from $7.  pic. They like the ACAs exchanges, "The negatives will come down, We must maintain the integrity of our policies and procedures by following due process. In the event of such unfortunate outcome, Thus that the project?

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