Stars Hit The Phones For BTIG Charity Day 2015

first_imgBTIG, LLC, the global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services with main offices in New York and San Francisco, announced today that the firm is donating over five million dollars to charities as a result of its annual BTIG Charity Day held Tuesday, April 28, 2015.Hosting all-star athletes, actors and actresses from film and television, celebrity chefs and other cultural icons that acted as guest traders, BTIG donated the day’s revenues to a variety of well-deserving organizations, many of them supporting programs that improve the lives of children. This was a record-breaking year for BTIG in terms of total dollars donated.“BTIG Charity Day is an event that everyone at BTIG looks forward to each year. Yesterday was our most successful Charity Day since the event’s inception in 2003. We are honored by the support we receive from our clients, celebrity guests and industry partners. And, we are proud of the effort put forth by our employees,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG.This year more than 200 charities worldwide will be the beneficiaries of BTIG Charity Day. Over 50 celebrities acting as ambassadors for charities contributed to this year’s event including Allan Houston, Alex Rodriguez, Beth Ostrosky, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Brooke Shields, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris Mullin, Damaris Lewis, Doug Ellin, Eduardo Garcia, Eli Manning, Eric LeGrand, Geoffrey Zakarian, Hannah Davis, Hannah Storm, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Starks, John Sterling, Josh Capon, K. Lee Graham, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Davis, Lawrence Taylor, Mariano Rivera, Mark Messier, Mark Teixeira, Mike Maccagnan, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Nia Sanchez, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Robinson, Rebecca Jarvis, Rick DiPietro, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Weatherford, Tom Coughlin, Tommy Hilfiger, Tutan Reyes and Woody Johnson in New York, Barry Bonds, Damon Bruce, Joe Morgan, Reggie Jackson, Ronnie Lott and Vida Blue in San Francisco, Jason Collins, Marcus Allen, Michelle Monaghan and Tony Gonzalez in Los Angeles and Charlie Webster, Francine Lewis, Jamie Laing, Mike Gatting OBE, Miles Jupp, Pandora, Sinitta and Vogue Williams in London.“We are grateful to be able to make a difference for a wide range of important causes. By delivering over five million dollars to charities, we hope to make a positive impact in the lives of many in need,” said Scott Kovalik, CEO and Co-Founder of BTIG.last_img read more

Lawyer Takeitorleaveit offer is a complete breach of faith

first_imgAPTN National NewsSources say the federal government is planning to end all outstanding specific land claims with a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer that must be accepted by October 16th, 2011.Lawyer Alan Pratt joins APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson from Montreal to discuss the specific claims process, and how First Nations and claims professionals are reacting to the government’s plans.last_img

BCE Inc beats class action over expired prepaid phone card balances

TORONTO — A certified class action against Bell Mobility for taking money left on inactive prepaid cellphone cards has foundered on the shoals of Ontario’s top court.The ruling likely puts an end to the $200-million lawsuit involving as many as one million Canadians who saw cash on their expired Bell Mobility, Solo Mobile and Virgin Mobile cards disappear into Bell’s pockets.Bell was entitled to the money, even though consumers might not like the situation, the Court of Appeal said in its decision.“(Consumers) may find themselves in a situation where their phone cards expire before they have had a chance to use all their prepaid credits,” the ruling states.“They may also find themselves on a merry-go-round they cannot get off, because they must constantly top up an account with a credit balance, because they have not used up all their credits from the previous active period.”Big Three telecom companies say they’re winning the customer service battle. But are they?Canadians’ telecom complaints declined 16% in second half of 2015, watchdog saysBCE Inc hikes dividend, touts competitive cost structure: ‘We met all of our targets’While this may seem unfair, the court said, it may be “part of the price paid for the flexibility of a prepaid phone card.”In May 2012, Celia Sankar, of Elliot Lake, Ont., launched a class action on behalf of people who bought phone cards between May 4, 2010, and Dec. 16, 2013. Consumers were required either to use the funds or top up the balance during an activation period ranging from 30 to 365 days.In Sanka’s case, Bell took the cash — about $58 — a day after her card’s activation ended. The suit alleged the phone giant had grabbed the funds improperly. Sanka argued that Bell had either taken the money too quickly or had run afoul of an Ontario law that bars expiry dates on gift cards.Sankar’s claim related to breach of contract came down to whether the prepaid card expired at the end of the last day of the active period or the day after.In February last year, a lower court dismissed the action, saying Bell had not breached its contract and that the Ontario gift card law did not apply. Sankar turned to the Appeal Court, which this week threw out the suit.For one thing, the Appeal Court said, the “plain meaning” of the language Bell used was that a consumer’s ability to use the money expired at the end of the relevant active period and that any balance after the expiry date was “forfeited and non-refundable.”The Appeal Court also found that prepaid phone cards could be activated at any time after purchase — and only then did they have to be used within a certain period — and so didn’t run afoul of Ontario’s gift-card laws.Sankar called the ruling was a “huge disappointment for consumers.”Responding to complaints on the issue, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission forced cellphone companies several years ago to keep prepaid card accounts open for seven days after expiry of the activation period to give holders time to top up their accounts. The CRTC also refused to force providers to allow indefinite carry-over of unused money.Bell changed its terms of service in November 2013 to reflect the CRTC decision. read more

Security Council mission to Afghanistan declares tour a success

At a press conference in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the head of the 15-member mission, Ambassador Gunter Pleuger of Germany, said the Council would now return to New York full of information about the current situation in Afghanistan.Mr. Pleuger said the Council delegation travelled to Afghanistan to send a message to its people that the Council, and the world generally, supported the country’s economic and political reconstruction.The Ambassador said the mission made clear during talks with factional leaders that factional fighting and controversies had to stop, and solicited declarations of support for the central government from the factional leaders.But he said the political psychology needed to change from loyalty to people, such as warlords, to loyalty to institutions. Mr. Pleuger added that, especially in the north, the rule of the gun has to be transformed into the rule of law.“The core problem that we met in all the discussions – whether it was with politicians, local leaders, warlords, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) – the key question appeared to us to be security, and the security aspect was dominating all our discussions,” he said.Mr. Pleuger will give a detailed report about the mission’s findings to the Council in New York on Tuesday. read more

Côte dIvoire could be success story if peacekeeping gains fully backed Security

Addressing the Security Council for one of the last times before the Mission winds down in April, Ms. Mindaoudou said the work of the UN in Côte d’Ivoire could be “a real success story” if the authorities finance activities to consolidate the peacekeeping gains ONUCI made over the past 14 years. “In all of these, our combined support – the Security Council, Member States, international and regional partners, and the UN system in Côte d’Ivoire – remains essential to ensure that Côte d’Ivoire is definitely heading towards sustainable peace and stability,” she stressed.She also highlighted the need to investigate and prosecute crimes committed during the post-2010 election crisis, particularly those related to sexual and gender-based crimes. “The timely and expeditious adjudication of such cases is critical to ensuring the safety and security of the most vulnerable of societies – women and children,” said Ms. Mindaoudou. The Special Representative also called for greater efforts to enhance the standard of living of soldiers and to organize a professional army. She said it was “essential” that authorities prioritize the institutional reforms of the military, gendarmerie and police, as well as reinstate ex-combatants. The comments come as ONUCI peacekeepers reported that they were monitoring sporadic arms fire by disgruntled soldiers of the Ivorian Special Forces who say they were not paid the bonuses that the Government promised them. “With a new Constitution and an inclusive legislature, Côte d’Ivoire is presented with the opportunity and momentum to fully consolidate the country’s achievements towards long-term stability,” Aïchatou Mindaoudou, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire said presenting the latest Secretary-General’s report on developments in the country.She noted that the people of Côte d’Ivoire must more fully enjoy “the dividends of the thriving economy that has remarkably recovered since the post-election crisis of 2010/2011.” The country is on track to becoming Africa’s fastest-growing economy, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).This is a remarkable change from 2010, when the Security Council, at the request of the Government, agreed to keep the UN peacekeeping mission that Ms. Mindaoudou heads, known by the French acronym ONUCI, on the ground to protect civilians, protect good offices and support the Ivorian Government in disarmament, among other responsibilities. All peacekeepers are now due to leave the country in four months, as agreed by the Council and the Government in resolution 2284 (2016), with the majority of the Mission’s uniformed personnel to depart by 15 February. Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire Aïchatou Mindaoudou addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe read more

Police officer criticised for taking a selfie during M5 tailback

first_imgThousands of cars, caravans and lorries were stuck on the Thousands of cars, caravans and lorries were stuck on the M5 Well it’s been going too well for too long.Busy RTC day. Apologies for any offenceNone meant— Sgt Harry Tangye (@DC_ARVSgt) August 25, 2016 Officers negotiated with the 25-year-old woman for several hours, causing a massive tailback as families tried to get away for the Bank Holiday weekend.After she was brought to safety, Sgt Tangye tweeted: “Sorry guys and girls, someone threatening to jump off bridge, but now off and traffic moving” with a picture of himself in front of the queue of cars. His message was considered insensitive by some, with Ross Honnor asking: “You were that concerned with the situation you thought that a selfie would help?”Sgt Tangye later said: “Apologies for any offence. None meant.” Others tweeted their support for Sgt Tangye, with one woman writing: “Never apologise for what you do Harry, you make a difference in this topsy-turvy world.”Avon and Somerset Police said the woman was “safe and well” but was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance. A police officer was criticised for taking a ‘selfie’ and tweeting “sorry guys and girls” while at the scene of a 19-mile long tailback on the M5 caused by a woman who tried to take her own life.Sergeant Harry Tangye, from Devon and Cornwall Police, was called to the motorway after a woman threatened to throw herself from a bridge near Wellington in Somerset. Sorry guys and girls, someone threatening to jump off bridge, but now off and traffic moving. Take time to clear— Sgt Harry Tangye (@DC_ARVSgt) August 25, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

PHOTO STORY Brazilian golden night in Serbia

Brazil celebrates their first gold medal in handball. After Beach handball, new handball force won the Women’s World Championship 2013 in Belgrade in front of 20.000 Serbian fans…Take a look on HANDBALL-PLANET.COM exclusively photo story from the big match… 123► brazil handball [Show slideshow] ← Previous Story BRAZIL IS ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD! Next Story → Drasko Nenadic two more years in SG Flensburg!

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick

first_img 13 Comments By Órla Ryan File photo of Kilmallock Image: Google Maps 16,040 Views Share35 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 10:47 PMcenter_img Dec 7th 2016, 10:47 PM File photo of Kilmallock Short URL A MAN IN his 50s has died after being struck by a vehicle in Co Limerick.The man was walking on Lord Edward Street in Kilmallock when the incident happened at about 5.15pm.He was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem will be carried out.Gardaí said no other injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination.Read: Tánaiste seeks legal advice on Garda whistleblowers report Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination. Image: Google Mapslast_img read more

Le chat vidéo débarque bientôt sur Android

first_imgLe chat vidéo débarque bientôt sur AndroidGoogle a annoncé que le chat vidéo devait arriver prochainement sur Google Talk pour Android. Cette nouvelle fonctionnalité sera sans doute disponible avec la prochaine mise à jour de l’OS, Android 2.3.4.Google a souhaité lancer un concurrent à Facetime, application qui permet la vidéoconférence sur l’iPhone d’Apple. Ainsi, Android 2.3.4, la prochaine version de l’OS mobile de Google, comportera un chat vidéo via Google Talk, le logiciel de messagerie instantanée du système.Cette nouvelle fonctionnalité s’utilisera aussi bien entre deux smartphones qu’entre un smartphone et un PC. Le principe sera aussi simple que sur Facetime. Après avoir ouvert l’application GTalk, il faudra cliquer sur l’icône représentant une caméra à côté du contact avec lequel on souhaite communiquer, rapporte le Nouvel Obs. Il sera par ailleurs possible, durant la discussion, de lancer un navigateur web ou une autre application. A noter que ce chat vidéo fonctionnera en Wi-Fi et en 3G.Le 2 mai 2011 à 13:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pico C Brewer Brings You Closer to the Dream of Owning a

first_img High-tech homebrewing systems have come a long way in the last couple of years. Owning your very own Keurig for beer isn’t a just fantasy anymore. It’s a reality thanks to the crew at PicoBrew.You might remember reading about PicoBrew before. They’ve successfully crowdfunded a couple of different gadgets that were designed to simplify the homebrewing process. In 2013 they launched Zymatic, which some lucky backers scored for $1299.Two years ago they came back with the more diminutive Pico, and the managed to drop the entry-level price to $499. Now they’ve slashed prices again. Their new Pico C countertop brewing system went as low as $279.Even if you miss out on the two early bird options, you’ll still only have to pledge $329 to snag a Pico C. That’s what the current Keurig Kold is selling for on Amazon, and it just makes boring old soft drinks. Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on targetcenter_img Brewing with the Pico C really is very similar to making coffee (or cola) with a Keurig. There are a few more steps involved, but it’s all quite simple. Pop in one of Pico’s brewing kits, pour in water, brew, add yeast and let it do its thing, then transfer it to the supplied keg to finish.A feature-packed app lets you keep tabs on the brewing process, and you can kick up the ABV or hoppiness with the turn of a dial. Where Pico’s brewing system stands out is its “brew pods.”They’re more like baskets, really, but the concept is the same. Each PicoPak contains everything you need to brew a beer (minus the water). And these aren’t just Pico’s takes on the craft beers you already enjoy. They’re actual craft beers from breweries like Rogue and Harlem Brewing.They do offer up their own recipes, too, and you can also create a fully customized PicoPak if you’re feeling adventurous. You are locked into using PicoPaks to brew… so you’ll have to look for another system if you were hoping to be able to take a more DIY route with a high-tech brewing appliance.last_img read more

Helen Garlick TCI Special Prosecutor in corruption trials retires

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews The role of Special Prosecutor was created in 2009, as the result of recommendations made by the Commission of Inquiry and in order to ensure that the subsequent criminal investigation was conducted with the benefit of experienced and independent legal advice and that all prosecution decisions were made similarly. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos – Thursday 3rd August 2017 – Providenciales – The Special Prosecutor Mrs Garlick has given notice that, for personal reasons and having reached the retirement age of 65, she intends to retire from legal practice this year. Consequently, she will be stepping down from the post of Special Prosecutor on 3rdAugust 2017. Mrs Garlick informed the Attorney General and the then DPP of her intention at the beginning of 2016, because she wished to give those concerned as much notice as possible. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Under the Constitution the post of Special Prosecutor has always sat within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.center_img The investigation is largely concluded and all the principal prosecuting decisions have been made.  The trial is now well underway. Leading counsel has been instructed since 2010 and is continuously supported by junior counsel, who are fully embedded in the case.  The Senior Investigating Officer (who was appointed in 2009), his Deputy and a number of investigators will remain in place.  Following the appointment of Ms Williams in November 2016 as DPP, Mrs Garlick discussed retirement with her on a number of occasions. They agreed that should the need arise Ms Garlick would be available to the DPP and to the SIPT to be consulted and to assist. Given the absence from the Island, due to ill health, of the DPP the Acting DPP will take on the supervisory role of the case, for the time being.#MagneticMediaNews#PressRelease Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

WSU Vancouver offers scholarship info

first_imgStudents and parents interested in any college are invited to a free public presentation on the financial aid process at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2.Washington State University Vancouver’s “Scholarships 101” will be held in the Dengerink Administration building, room 110. WSU Vancouver is at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.Free parking is available in Orange 1 lot.The Scholarships 101 workshop is for all college-bound students. The workshop will cover where to find the best scholarships, how to write award-winning essays and deadlines for various scholarships.Seventy-five percent of WSU Vancouver students receive some form of financial aid, grant or scholarship. Last year, the WSU Vancouver campus awarded more than $1 million in scholarship and tuition waiver awards to nearly 300 students.For more information, visit read more

Time Inc is Really Really Excited About Tablets

first_imgMagazine publishers are jumping on the Apple iPad app bandwagon in droves and arguably for good reason. It’s a sleek, nifty device that not only has captured the attention and imagination (and dollars) of consumers but also is a vibrant new platform for distributing content.At Time Inc.—which already has launched apps for Time and Entertainment Weekly—the vibe among upper management is of sheer enthusiasm. By upper management, I’m referring specifically to CEO Ann Moore. During parent company Time Warner’s “Investor Day” Thursday, Moore updated attendees on the division’s recent performance (it reported an operating income of $50 million during the first quarter 2010, versus a loss of $32 million during the same period last year) and gushed about providing paid content through mobile and portable devices. In addition to the Time and Entertainment Weekly apps, Moore said the company is readying several more from its other magazine brands, including a People app and food, beauty and cleaning apps for Real Simple.Here’s a sampling of soundbites from Moore’s presentation and the Q+A session that followed, in no particular order:At my lunch table today, I was shocked that not one of you had an iPad.We see the next flood of new portable color touchscreens headed to market in the next 18 months as a game changer. It will be the opportunity that content producers like Time Inc have been waiting for to reestablish value for quality digital content. It’s argued that it will be impossible to get consumers to pay for digital content since they’ve grown up getting everything for free. We disagree.It’s become increasingly clear that customers will pay for trusted quality content that’s easy to access and fairly priced.The tablet restores something we lost when we went to the Web. Our readers can once again literally touch our content while still having that familiar “lean back” experience of a magazine. In real time, they can link in instead of linking out to the rest of the story on’ve spent decades perfecting the craft of making magazines. Now we can apply all that experience to the new virtual magazine, letting consumers feast on incredible images … as well as the stories behind them with just a little flick.The advertising can be so good it can become content itself. It can help you evaluate products. And when you’ve made your decision it can help to find you a place to buy them.As more and more hardware manufacturers come in with these e-readers there is just huge demand for our product, for our video product, for my print product—it’ll all be combined. We think very healthy business models will be coming out of it. We’ll be making more money in those businesses than we’ve been making with our traditional dot-coms.We have a great deal of work to do over next 12 to 18 months, to develop business models, evolve products and talk to consumers and advertisers.People are paying. We know people will pay for it … it’s a business model that is just really very delicious.Oh, and one other thing that came up during Time Warner’s Investor Day: the possibility of a Time Inc. sell-off. Company chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said (again) that it won’t happen, indicating that it is in an “attractive” position in relation to the competition and in a good growth mode for 2010. “It’s a good business, and we’re good at it,” he said.last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of April 15, 2018:28 Apache Way — Sale Price: $650,000 — Buyer: James Collins — Seller: Robert S. Braid & Anne M. Braid — Sale Date: 4/20/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 24,829sf2 Dadant Drive — Sale Price: $740,000 — Buyers: Paul J. Gagnon & Tammy M. Gagnon — Seller: Michael Tkachuk, Trustee — Sale Date: 4/19/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 20,038sf11 Oakridge Circle — Sale Price: $427,500 — Buyer: Amy Saw & Tin Htet — Seller: Cheryl A. Gustafson — Sale Date: 4/20/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 16,117sf91 Shawsheen Avenue — Sale Price: $545,000 — Buyer: Cynthia J. Saba & William J. Scanlon — Seller: Paul Gagnon & Tammy Gagnon — Sale Date: 4/19/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 21,780sfLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

BJP ends Lefts rule in Indias Tripura

first_imgTripura BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb along with the party`s National General Secretary Ram Madhav celebrate the party`s performance in the recently concluded Tripura assembly elections, in Agartala on 3 March 2018. Photo: IANSIn a saffron surge in the northeast, the BJP put up a spectacular show in Tripura on Saturday, ending 25 years of the Left rule, and was looking to formation of coalition governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya in the face of hung verdicts.The BJP and its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), a tribal-dominated party, were together leading in 39 out of 59 constituencies for which trends of results were available. The BJP on its own was ahead in 33 seats, two more than the half-way mark, while its ally was leading in seven. The IPFT has already bagged one seat.In Tripura, the BJP which had no MLAs in the outgoing assembly and had polled just 1.5 per cent votes in the 2013 elections, losing deposits in 49 of the 50 constituencies it contested, recorded a scintillating performance securing over 42 per cent of votes in the 18 February elections.The Left Front, which had 50 seats in the last elections, was ahead in just 18 seats. The CPI-M-CPI alliance has polled over 44 per cent of votes, about six per cent less than the last elections. The CPI-M alone has polled 43.3 per cent, one per cent higher than the winning BJP.Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who has been heading the Left Front government for the last 20 years, was ahead in Dhanpur constituency.The BJP’s leading candidates included state party President Biplab Kumar Deb (Banamalipur), who could be the next Chief Minister of the state. The other winners are Sudip Roy Barman (Agartala), Ratanlal Nath (Mohanpur), A. Rampada Jamatia (Bagma), Dilip Kumar Das (Barjala), Diba Chandra Hrangkhawl (Karamchara), Ashish Kumar Saha (Bordowali), Ratan Chakraborty (Khayerpur), Atul Debbarma (Krishnapur) and Sushanta Chowdhury (Majlishpur).IPFT’s leading candidates included Narendra Chandra Debbarma (Takarjala), Mevar Kumar Jamatia (Asharambari) and Prashanta Debbarma (Ramchandraghat).“We are happy with the trends in Tripura where the BJP looks like forming a government with 40 or more seats,” BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav told reporters in Agartala.He conceded that the CPI-M gave a good fight but people voted for change to throw up “a revolutionary verdict, a historic verdict”.The Congress, which had 10 members in the outgoing assembly, failed to even open its account this time. Many of its candidates may even lose their deposits.Among the notable Left candidates trailing were sitting Tribal Welfare Minister Aghore Debbarma (Asharambari), Forest and Rural Development Minister Narensh Chandra Jamatia (Bagma), Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar (Khayerpur), Bijay Laxmi Sinha (Kamalpur), Samiran Malakar (Pabiachara), Manoranjan Debbarma (Mandai Bazar), Ratan Das (Ramnagar), Manindra Chandra Das (Kalyanpur-Promodnagar) and Chief Whip Basudeb Majumder (Belonia).Among the Left Front’s leading candidates were Health and PWD Minister Badal Choudhury (Hrishamukh), Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty (Chandipur), Information, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bhanulal Saha (Bishalgarh), Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sahid Chowdhury, Assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debbarma and Jail Minister Manindra Reang.A total of 290 candidates, including 23 women of the ruling CPI-M, Communist Party of India, BJP and Congress and many independents, were in the fray.Polling in Charilam (reserved for the tribals) was deferred to March 12 after CPI-M candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died a week before the 18 February polls.Over 92 per cent (excluding 50,700 postal ballots) of Tripura’s over 25 lakh voters cast their votes on February 18, setting a new record in India’s electoral history.In Nagaland, the ruling Naga Peoples Front (NPF) was leading in 20 and has already won four seats in the 60-member assembly. Interestingly, the BJP, leading in seven seats, has two ministers in the NPF government but had stitched a pre-poll alliance with the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) that was leading in 14 seats.The figures are for the 50 out of 59 seats that went to polls on 27 February.The NPF headed by Chief Minister T.R. Zeing has already passed a resolution, expressing its desire to continue its alliance with the BJP.The National Peoples Party was ahead in three seats while independents were leading in two.The voting was held in 59 of the total 60 constituencies as three-time Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of the NDPP was declared elected unopposed from Northern Angami-II constituency.Meghalaya, once a Congress bastion, appeared headed for a government of non-Congress forces. The ruling Congress has won 11 seats and was leading in nine more. In the last elections, it had won 29 seats in the 60-member assembly.The National People’s Party (NPP), a possibly BJP ally, has won three and was ahead in 16 constituencies. The BJP was leading in two constituencies.With power at the Centre, the BJP can look to cobble a post-poll coalition to form a government roping in smaller parties with the NPP at the head. The smaller winning parties include PDF, ahead in four constituencies, UDP, which has won two and was ahead in four seats.The HSPDP has won one seat and was ahead in one more. The KHNAM has won one seat while the NCP was ahead in one seat. Independents have won two seats and were ahead in two more.The BJP has already despatched its leader and North East Democratic Alliance convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma to Shillong to try and form a non-Congress government in Meghalaya.The Congress has also sent its senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath in view of the a likelyhood that it may emerge as the single largest party in the Meghalaya assembly polls.Ram Madhav gave indications of the BJP strategy, saying: “There is a possibility of a non-Congress government in Meghalaya and our effort would be towards that.”Polling for 59 out of the state’s 60 assembly seats was held on 27 February. The election to one seat was countermanded following the killing of a candidate.In Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma was favourably placed in both the constituencies – Ampati and Songsak – from which he is in the electoral race.NPP chief Conrad Sangma, son of late P.A. Sangma, was leading over his nearest rival Bakul Ch. Hajong of the BJP. Sanhma has won five consecutive terms from Ampati constituency since 1993.Polling to the Williamnagar seat was countermanded following the killing of NCP candidate Jonathone Sangma in an IED blast at Sawilgre area in East Garo Hills district on 18 February.last_img

Cardinals Travel to Myrtle Beach for General Hackler Championship

first_img Print Friendly Version The Dunes Golf and Beach Club will play at a par 72 over 7,233 yards. It’s a 54-hole event with 36 holes taking place on Monday and the final 18 on Tuesday. Tee times being at 7:40 a.m. ET on Monday. Live scoring will be available via The General Hackler Championship features Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Kent State, Liberty, North Florida, North Texas, Northern Illinois, Texas A&M and Wake Forest. The field features six teams ranked inside of the top 30 of the latest Golfstatrankings, including sixth-ranked Wake Forest. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s golf team returns to the course on Monday to continue the spring season. The Cardinals are set to take on a two-day, 54-hole event featuring 13 teams at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.The Cardinals will send their standard lineup to the two-day event in Matthias Schmid, John Murphy, Devin Morley, Simon Zach and Jiri Zuska. The Cardinals are coming off a fifth-place finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate, where three players finished in the top 10. Zuska posted a career best finish by tying for third place, while Schmid and Murphy were tied for sixrth.center_img Story Linkslast_img read more

Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One connections grow stronger

first_imgThe book’s official description also includes information on Rogue One that I’m betting is going to make you hardcore Star Wars fans test your knowledge on the planets in the Star Wars Universe.Learn about all of the various planets of the Star Wars universe with Galactic Maps! With detailed maps showing the different worlds and characters, this is the perfect book for any avid Star Wars reader. Fans will be delighted to find a spread introducing them to the planet and characters featured in Rogue One! I also did a little digging into the rest of the books Edelweiss has listed for the Disney Book Group and there’s more than a few for both Rogue One and a series called Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space which introduces two new characters.Don’t forget there’s also speculation that Thrawn will be showing up in season three of Star Wars Rebels, which means we may be seeing the first character jump from the Star Wars Extended Universe/Legends books. Saw Gererra is the first character to make the jump from animation to live-action, but the more these storylines overlap and interconnect, the more I think we’ll see additional characters make the switch.While I’m going on about all this, I have another bit of speculation: Rebels’ Agent Kallus talks about Gerrera in Star Wars Rebels, right? So what if Kallus makes the jump? He’d be a good tie in especially from the Empire side. I also think Sabine’s going to show up. I’d kill to see Kanan and Hera, but I think it’ll be Sabine.Is it December yet? LOTHAL! *throws confetti* #StarWarsRebels— Johnamarie Macias (@BlueJaigEyes) July 5, 2016The planets and characters from both Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars are now part of the upcoming Star Wars Galactic Maps: An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe.The first images were posted over on Jedi-Bibliothek and there was Lothal on the northwest edge of the Outer Rim near Mon Cala and Garel. Mortis is there, too, as is Dathomir and characters from both shows are also included in the Historical Figures. We’ve been hearing rumors of Star Wars Rebels characters possibly crossing over into Rogue One for a while now, which has made many fans even more eager for news on both Rogue One and Rebels, but rumors were all we had, until now.Once Forest Whitaker’s character in Rogue One was revealed as Onderon rebel Saw Gerrera from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars fans have been asking if we’ll see more tie-ins between the Star Wars film universe and the Star Wars animation universe.The short answer is YES!In an interview with Moviefone, Simon Kinberg talked about how the consolidation of canon stories and management under the Lucasfilm Story Group allows for an interconnectedness across films, television, books, games, etc.“What’s lovely is, obviously, we’ve brought in characters from ‘Clone Wars’ in the second season, and we keep sort of bringing characters from the original movies and sort of deepening the relationships between our core characters, the Ghost crew … So it’s trying to balance the two different things, like the original cast from the first season with ‘Clone Wars,’ with characters from the original movies, and maybe even feeding into future movies.” Add to this a tweet from fellow Rebels fangirl Johnamarie Macias.last_img read more

Indonesia evacuates more villagers from volcano area

first_img How do cataracts affect your vision? Subur Tambun, head of the local disaster mitigation agency, said hundreds of residents were being evacuated Monday from several villages, bringing the number of people moved in recent weeks to more than 3,000.“They have to be moved because of increasing activities of the volcano in past days,” Subur said.Evacuees included villagers living between 3 to 5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles) from the crater on its eastern and southeastern flanks. A small number of people who’d returned to villages within 3 kilometers also were evacuated again.Jefri Bangun, a 33-year-old coffee farmer in Mardinding village, about 3 kilometers from the crater, is one of thousands of villagers who were reluctant to leave the slopes.“We need money to live,” said Bangun, who vowed to keep coming back to tend his plants.Authorities have been closely monitoring Sinabung since June 2, when its status was raised to the highest alert level due to the growing size and unstable condition of its lava dome, then estimated at 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet).Subur said 99 families were moved from a village on Saturday when the mountain unleashed a new powerful burst, sending hot ash as far as 3 kilometers (2 miles) down its southeastern slopes. Check your body, save your life Comments   Share   Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Mount Sinabung is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.The 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) volcano has sporadically erupted since 2010, after being dormant for 400 years. An eruption last year killed at least 17 people.Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said almost 2,800 residents were evacuated when the mountain’s alert status was raised two weeks ago.Nearly 6,200 other people have been living in temporary shelters since last year, Nugroho said.___This story has been updated to correct the elevation of the volcano to 2,460 meters (8,070 feet).Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. In this photo taken with slow shutter speed, hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Monday, June 15, 2015. Authorities have been closely monitoring the 2,460-meter (8,070-foot) -high volcano since June 2 when its status was raised to the highest alert level due to the growing size of its lava dome. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in western Indonesia on Monday evacuated hundreds of villagers living near a volcano that is spewing hot ash down its slopes almost daily.Government volcanologist Gede Suantika said at least 28 hot ash avalanches occurred Monday at Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands. There are indications the crater’s lava dome continues to grow in size, Gede said. Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Police seize items in counterfeit case

first_imgAfter a two-day investigation police on Thursday announced they had found passports, mobile phones and other items in the Paphos flat rented by a 36-year-old man who was arrested in Germany earlier in the week.Police officers seized 10 passports from various countries, 71 mobile phones, a computer, bronze plates, a number of banknotes, seven laptops, some hard drives, a USB, a drone and other items.According to police, the investigation began on June 26 and was completed on Wednesday.The two-day search involved members of the Paphos crime detection department and the forensic data lab.The German authorities asked for the apartment to be checked after they found an electricity bill with the Kato Paphos address in the possession of the man they arrested.The suspect, who has a Belgian passport, is under investigation in connection with faking credit cards.He was last in Cyprus in March.Police carried out the search of the apartment armed with a court order in the presence of the owner and the local community leader.All the evidence found will be scientifically examined.You May LikeWoJournalsTop 20 magnificent eyes from around worldWoJournalsUndoWorldation20 Of The Rarest and Fastest American Muscle Cars Ever MadeWorldationUndoOpoopa7 Greatest French Tennis Players You Should Know! | yes.opoopa.comOpoopaUndo LED-lighting the way by 2020UndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Cotter recognized by the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals

first_img01May Rep. Cotter recognized by the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals Categories: News The Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP) recently honored state Rep. Kevin Cotter with its Legislator of the Year award for his work with the Mental Health Court and DWI interlocking legislation.“I always strive for improving lives and making Michigan a safer place,” said Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant. “The opportunity to improve lives is greatly increased with the establishment of mental health courts throughout Michigan, and the new DWI interlocking program ensures that Michigan is a better, safer place to live.“Often people think of the courts and law as a punishment system, but it is more than that.  Our legal system is also about rehabilitation, and both programs work toward that goal.”Michigan’s new DWI Interlock Program brings about permanent changes that will make it harder for repeat offenders to get on the road and endanger the lives of others, while the creation of the new mental health courts will ensure that those with mental disabilities will no longer go untreated while incarcerated.Cotter said it is an honor to be recognized by MADCP and looks forward to working with the organization in the future.###PHOTO INFORMATION: Judge Hoffman of Eaton County on behalf of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals presented state Rep. Kevin Cotter, right, with the Legislator of the Year award.last_img read more