WWE has now announced a cross-brand triple threat match between the women’s champions for their upcoming pay-per-view Survivor Series.WWE took to Twitter to announce the bout, alongside the caption, “THIS. IS. HAPPENING.” THIS. IS. HAPPENING.#RAW, #SmackDown, and @WWENXT’s #WomensChampions will COLLIDE at #SurvivorSeries! @BeckyLynchWWE @QoSBaszler @itsBayleyWWE pic.twitter.com/EexrHkOi5I— WWE (@WWE) November 5, 2019 The match will see SmackDown women’s champion Bayley, Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch and WWE NXT women’s champion Shayna Baszler face off against each other for bragging rights at Survivor Series on November 24 from Chicago, Illinois. Baszler made her presence felt on Friday Night SmackDown when she blindsided Bayley and Sasha Banks moments after Bayley had managed to defeat Nikki Cross and retain her SmackDown Championship title.Baszler then went on to interrupt The Man Becky Lynch’s interview on Raw, guaranteeing that she would defeat the Raw Women’s Champion through a pin or submission at Survivor Series, to which Lynch had replied “I’ll show you who the REAL Baddest Woman on the Planet is,” revealed a WWE tweet.”I’ll show you who the REAL Baddest Woman on the Planet is.” – @BeckyLynchWWE to @QoSBaszler #RAW pic.twitter.com/lrzZWJyM9b— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) November 5, 2019 It remains to be seen if Baszler can defeat Lynch who had beaten Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 35 and avenge her mentor, or Bayley continues on her dark path and vanquishes both her opponents at Survivor Series 2019, WWE revealed in their press statement. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. bayleyBecky LynchShayna BaszlerSurvivor Series First Published: November 5, 2019, 11:28 AM IST According to a WWE statement, this is for the first time that the champions from the three brands will share the ring in “a battle for ultimate bragging rights in the Survivor Series showdown.”
Mickey Arthur hopes he can at least see out his two-year contract as coach of Pakistan.Arthur resigned as South Africa coach after five years in 2010, and was sacked as Australia coach in 2013, three weeks before the Ashes because of an uneasy relationship with players.”Sometimes things work and sometimes things don’t; we’ve got a good record with Australia but there were other issues that we needed to address,” Arthur said in Lahore on Thursday after meeting with officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board.”There’s two types of coaches – there’s a coach that’s current and there’s a coach that’s been fired, and if you haven’t been fired you’ve never coached, so I had a really good five years with South Africa, (and) with Australia we had two very good years and that ended in tears, but that’s what happens.”I’m confident that in this role that we’ll get things going in the right direction and it won’t happen again.”COACHING A SUBCONTINENT TEAM A DREAMArthur, who arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday, said he had always wanted to coach a team from the subcontinent and it will be challenge for him to progress Pakistan, especially in the short formats.”If you haven’t coached in the subcontinent, you haven’t really coached,” Arthur said. “That was a massive attraction, coupled with the fact that we need to improve the rankings in ODI cricket … we need to improve the rankings in Twenty20 cricket.”Pakistan are at No. 3 in the Test rankings primarily because of playing on the slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates. But in ODIs, Pakistan are at No. 9, and in T20s at No. 7. Arthur believed Pakistan can compete only by winning series away from their UAE base.advertisementHis first assignment is the tour of England next month, including four Tests, five ODIs, and a T20. Pakistan is also due to play away series against New Zealand and Australia this season.”I’ve watched Pakistan cricket and coached against Pakistan cricket over a long period of time,” Arthur said. “There’s some really skilled players out here, and it’s going to be up to myself and the coaching staff to give those players as we always say in the profession, ‘the roots to grow and the wings to fly.'”I don’t care if they fail. I don’t care if they make mistakes. Professional people are going to make mistakes. As long as we’re learning from those mistakes and going forward as a team I’m going to be happy.”Arthur missed Pakistan’s strenuous two-week physical training camp at an Army academy in Abbottabad, and also skipped a one-week skill camp at Lahore which ended last week. However, Arthur said he was in constant touch with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, and bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed before the team was finalized for the tour of England.”I know that my opinions will always be taken into account,” Arthur said. “At the end of the day, it’s their (selectors) job to select the best possible team, but I know they will do in consultation with myself and the captain, always.”‘AMIR FANTASTIC PROFESSIONAL’Arthur called Mohammad Amir a “fantastic professional” after the fast bowler was granted a U.K. visa, making him available for his first Tests in six years following jail and a suspension for spot-fixing in 2010.”He’s served his time, he’s done it,” Arthur said. “The stuff that’s relevant to me is making Mohammad Amir the best he can possible be as a cricketer.”Arthur picked Pakistan’s fielding and batting as the weak areas which needed to be improved.”Fielding needs to ramp up a huge amount … we’re behind the rest of the pack in terms of fielding in international cricket,” he said. “And then our batting, outside of subcontinental conditions, because I know the ball is going to swing, the ball is going to seam.”
At IFA 2018, Sony announced the new Xperia XZ3 flagship smartphone. The phone keeps in line with recent renders and specs that were detailed by Winfuture.de. Notably, this is the first Sony phone to sport an OLED display and it is also the first to ship with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The Xperia XZ3 packs top-end hardware, championed by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and comes with a new feature called Side Sense.The Xperia XZ3 will first go on sale in Germany in September and has been priced at 799 euros (approx Rs 66,000). The device will be available in both single SIM and dual SIM options. As of now, there is no information on which other markets will receive the Xperia XZ3. It will be available in four colours – Black, White Silver, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red.Sony Xperia XZ3 specificationsThe Xperia XZ3 sports a 6-inch curved OLED display, which is a first for a Sony phone. The OLED panel has been manufactured by LG Display. It brings a QHD+ (2880×1440) resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio with slim bezels on the top and bottom. The front and back of the device is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5 with support for wireless charging as well. The glass has a 3D curve to it along with curved corners for a more seamless look and feel. Powering the Xperia XZ3 is a Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with support for storage expandability via microSD card.One of the more notable new features is Side Sense, which uses AI to predict frequently used apps and makes them easier to reach. It brings quick actions and shortcuts with a list of frequently used apps that is also customisable. The other major highlight is that the Xperia XZ3 is the first phone to ship with the latest Android 9 Pie software. Google recently announced the latest Android version and some phone have already been upgraded to it, but the XZ3 will be the first to come with the software preloaded from day 1.advertisementAs for the cameras, the Xperia XZ3 goes with a single 19-megapixel Sony Exmor RS sensor on the back with hybrid autofocus that uses PDAF and laser technology. It also brings features like 1080p slow motion video recording at 960fps and real-time 4K HDR recording as well. The front sees a 13-megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens. The devices houses a 3,300mAh battery with USB Type-C support. Other connectivity features include NFC and Bluetooth 5.0. The Xperia XZ3 is also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.
We are exactly two weeks away from Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event and leaks about the Galaxy Note 10 series continue to pour in. We have been hearing a lot about the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, but on Monday it seemed the tap was left completely open as popular tipsters like Evan Blass and Roland Quadt of WinFuture leaked out the full spec sheets and images of the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, leaving nothing to the imagination.The latest specs dump come from reliable people and are in line with what we have heard about the Galaxy Note 10 in the past. Here’s a quick look at everything we know about the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.– High resolution renders posted by WinFuture show that both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will look similar. They will offer a rectangular-shaped form factor with sharp corners. Samsung is using its Infinity-O display on both the devices but with the punch-hole cutout placed on the top center rather than on the corner. The bezels look extremely thin on the top and sides while the thickness of the chin has been reduced as well.– Both the Galaxy Note 10 devices will sport Dynamic AMOLED displays, but they will offer different resolutions. The regular Galaxy Note 10 will come with a FHD+ (2280×1080) resolution with 401 ppi while the Galaxy Note 10+ will offer a QHD+ (3040×1440) screen with 498 ppi. Both the displays support HDR10+ and come with Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The Note duo will also offer ultrasonic in-display fingerprint technology.advertisement– Notably, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ will be powered by an updated Exynos 9825 or Snapdragon 855+ chipset depending on the market. In India, we expect to see the Exynos 9825, which is a 2.7GHz SoC that is said to be based on a 7nm process, which means a bump in performance and better energy efficiency over the Exynos 9820 chipset that powers the Galaxy S10 series.– Depending on the market, the Galaxy Note 10 will be offered with 8GB of RAM while the Note 10+ will come with up to 12GB of RAM. It is unclear which markets will get which RAM and storage variants. As per latest specs reveal, both the models will come with up to 256GB of internal storage, but we aren’t ruling out 512GB and 1TB options just yet. Interestingly, only the Note 10+ model is said to come with a microSD card support.– The S Pen will get a brand new feature called Air Gestures which will allow users to navigate the UI without touching the screen with the stylus. The S Pen will offer 4096 pressure levels, 0.7mm thick tip and 70 milliseconds latency. — As for the cameras, the regular Note 10 will offer a vertical triple rear camera setup that will include a 12MP Dual Pixel main camera with variable aperture (f/1.5-f/2.4), a 16MP f.2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The Galaxy Note 10+ will get the same three sensor, but with an additional ToF camera for depth mapping. The cameras will support HDR10+, OIS and scene detection. On the front, both the phones will sport a 10MP dual pixel selfie camera.– The smaller Galaxy Note 10 will get a 3,500mAh battery, which sounds surprisingly small for a Note device. The flagship will support 25W fast charging and 12W wireless charging. The 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 10+, however, will house a large 4,300mAh battery. Notably, the Plus-sized device will support a whopping 45W wired fast charging as well as 20W fast wireless charging.– The Galaxy Note 10 device will of course ship with Android 9 Pie with One UI on top. The Note 10 will measure 151 x 72 x 8mm and weighs 168 grams while the Note 10+ will measure 162.3x77x8mm and will weigh 198 grams. Both the Galaxy Note 10 phones will come in 4G and 5G variants for various markets.– Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ on August 7 in New York. The event can be live streamed by fans in India at 1:30am on August 8. As per Quandt’s report, the phones will be available from August 23, 2019. Flipkart has started teasing the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 series in India, but an exact launch date is not yet known.– The Galaxy Note 10 8GB + 256GB model is said to cost 999 euro (approx Rs 76,800) while the Note 10+ could start at around 1,150 euro (approx Rs 88,500).ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India launch teased on Flipkart, expected to come to India soon after global debut
I’m curious to see how everyone sees the Big 12 playing out this season. Every year since the league went to 10 teams (2011), the eventual Big 12 champion has gone 8-1 in conference play. The strangest of these was probably in 2012 when Oklahoma State and Texas tied for third at 5-4 but OU and Kansas State went 8-1 (and OU hung a Big 12 champs banner!)Anyway, vote in the poll and we will look at results and comments tomorrow. Also, apologies for those of you not on Twitter. From a production standpoint, this has become the easiest and best way to do this (you will find out why that’s the case more in December — no spoilers!) You can still leave a comment though even if you don’t have Twitter. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Tuesday poll question … What will the conference record of the Big 12 winner be?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 4, 2016
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Ministry is committed to driving a process whereby every youth in Jamaica will attain the equivalent of an associate degree by the end of grade 13. The Education Minister noted that the qualification and certification attained at the end of grade 13 will enable more students to qualify for tertiary studies or join the workforce. Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Ministry is committed to driving a process whereby every youth in Jamaica will attain the equivalent of an associate degree by the end of grade 13.He said that adequate opportunities are available for every student to remain in the education system for the additional two years.“Some of the programmes we have to take them to grade 13 are the Career Advancement Programme (CAP), Alternative Pathway to Secondary Education; we have programmes under the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme – National Youth Service (NYS), where we are merging that into the HEART/Trust NTA programme with the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL).”“So…we don’t want to have our vulnerable youth being left behind. We’ve put all of the agencies together so it can catch everybody,” Minister Reid said.He was speaking at the Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc.’s scholarship awards luncheon held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday, (September 13).The Education Minister noted that the qualification and certification attained at the end of grade 13 will enable more students to qualify for tertiary studies or join the workforce.“We have 15 per cent of our workforce having full tertiary certification, but my ambition is education opportunity for all. It means that every youth will have that opportunity for self-actualisation… and we will have no one falling behind, adding to the army of unattached youth that creates all the kind of negative problems that we have in our society,” he said.“Persons will be able to find quality employment earning high levels of income that will lead to the growth, development and prosperity of our country,” he added.At the luncheon, six former wards of the State, who are pursuing degrees at the tertiary level, were awarded scholarships totalling US$22,500 by COJO, which is a diaspora charity based in New York.They are Chantell Campbell, Shantanna Dixon, Aaron Rowe, Kareem Carr, Nickorta Samuels and Gold-Mae Bullock.Minister Reid informed that the Government will be paying the cost for wards of the State and students on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and to sit eight subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.He assured the State wards that “once you are earnestly pursuing your educational objectives, we support you right through to university and assist you in transitioning into independent living to find a good job”.
A close call between an Air Canada plane and a cargo aircraft is being blamed on a lack of coordination at YYC Calgary International Airport.The Transportation Safety Board is out with a report on an incident from Dec. 2, 2016, when a Sunwest plane crossed the runway while the Air Canada plane was taking off.Senior Investigator Gerrit Vermeer said Air Canada switched to runway 2-9 because of wind and was cleared for departure by the tower controller.“A Sunwest aviation cargo aircraft which had dropped off its cargo and was just taxing back to its home base in the northwest of the field was cleared by a ground controller across runway 2-9 during the Air Canada flights departure,” he explained.He said Nav Canada has taken several steps to improve procedures at this particular runway, where some similar incidents have occurred before.Lack of coordination contributed to a 2016 runway incursion at Calgary International Airport, AB https://t.co/41YJiVWrOG #TSBAir— TSB of Canada (@TSBCanada) February 5, 2018
Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsCanada is headed for conflicts of Oka-like intensity unless its political leaders commit to renewing the country’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, says the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The country is in the midst of a federal election triggered a little over two months after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its historical report on Indian residential schools. The report caused a nation-wide reaction and calls from all corners on the need to fix the long neglected relationship with the Indigenous population that finds itself within Canada’s borders.Mid-way through the current federal campaign, the TRC report and its recommendations have nearly been forgotten in the ongoing discourse about the main challenges facing the country. The issue has not even merited a specific question in any of the four federal election debates held to date.“Right now there is a bit of complacency among the political leadership in this country that they feel that pressure is not there anymore, the need for attention is not there anymore and I think people need to be careful because there is growing awareness of rights among young Aboriginal people and that has been fed by court decisions recently which have recognized the rights of Aboriginal communities,” said TRC Chair Murray Sinclair. “The result is we don’t have a lot of leeway when it comes to ignoring the plight of Aboriginal people and change is going to have to be part of the discussion going forward.”The TRC was created as part of the multi-billion dollar settlement agreement between Indian residential school survivors, Ottawa and the churches that operated the schools for over a century.Thousands of children died at the school and many are still buried in unmarked graves that have been lost to memory.The TRC issued a list of 94 recommendations in its report released this past June. The recommendations were meant as a road-map for Canada to finally fix the relationship. The Conservatives party has essentially rejected the recommendations, while the NDP and Liberal parties have accepted them all. Neither party, however, has yet presented a plan on how it would implement the recommendations.Sinclair said the continued avoidance by the political class to take the issue head-on and the simmering tensions over resource projects is creating an environment that could produce serious confrontations.“With the current climate of discussions around oil extraction and resource development and the desire by some within industry and some within government to ignore Aboriginal rights and allow those kinds of activities to take place without respecting those rights is certainly going to result in there being a reaction from the Aboriginal community, particularly among young Indigenous people,” said Sinclair. “Environmental issues are at the forefront of a lot of thinking in Canada and Aboriginal people have been part of the debate. I am concerned that if we fail to see the importance of changing the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in this country, and in particular Aboriginal people and the governments of this country, that we will be setting ourselves up for there to be more and more confrontations.”Those conflicts could resemble what Canada witnessed in 1990 with the Mohawk resistance in Kanesatake, Quebec known as the Oka crisis, he said.“My concern is that if we don’t come to terms with this relationship question, we are going to have another Oka,” said Sinclair.Politicians from all partisan stripes, and the general Canadian population, realized immediately after the Oka crisis that something had to change in the relationship between Canada and the original inhabitants of this land, he said.“After Oka, every political entity, every political party took serious steps to acknowledge and make the issue of the relationship with Indigenous people the focus of their endeavours,” said Sinclair. “With the elections that occurred in the 1990s it got lost in the scheme of things…the result is it fell off the political radar and now it needs to get back on it.”Sinclair there is a deeper issue at play that allows an almost immediate amnesia to set in the moment the smoke clears from the latest crisis.“People get their sense of what is newsworthy and what’s important from the media and it is because of the way they are fed information from the media that there are peaks and valleys in reactions and commentary. It is the lack of education about the way Canada has evolved as a nation that has really contributed to or created that problem,” said Sinclair. “It is because there has never been implanted into the Canadian memory bank any knowledge of the true relationship relating to Aboriginal people in this part of the world….When people know what the full history is they will not react with a loss of memory because it will be so deeply embedded of who they are as Canadians that they will feel that this is about them too.”email@example.com
by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2012 5:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Canada’s annual inflation rate rose slightly to 1.5 per cent last month, but most consumer prices stayed well in check and there were few signs of building cost pressures in any region of the country.Statistics Canada said increases in the price of passenger vehicles, electricity, food, and homeowners’ replacement costs were mostly responsible for June’s slightly higher rate, which was up three-tenths of a point from May.Economists had actually projected an even greater uptick given May’s extremely low reading of 1.2 per cent.But they also cautioned that most of the increase would be temporary, caused by unusual base-effects from a year earlier when gas prices were receding and auto dealers launched an aggressive program of discounting.The agency noted that discounting occurred this June as well — with car prices 2.7 per cent lower than they were a month earlier — but less so than happened a year earlier.As well, gasoline prices continued to trend downwards this June by 3.2 per cent from May, but not as sharply as occurred last year at this time.A truer picture of the inflation trend was reflected in the monthly measure, which saw the overall price of consumer goods and services Canadians regularly purchase fall by 0.4 per cent from May.“Despite the many moving parts and all the dire headlines on food and energy, Canadian inflation remains remarkably stable, and one of the least of our economic concerns,” said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist with BMO Capital Markets.Porter noted that food prices could become a concern down the road. A severe drought in the U.S. has sent corn and soybean prices to record highs and put upward pressure on wheat.“It’s a North American market for a lot of food prices, so that will find its way into the Canadian basket as well,” he explained. “In the past we’ve found the lag could be as long as nine months, so this could become a big issue around the turn of the year.”Earlier in the week, the Bank of Canada said it expects overall headline inflation to remain below its two per cent target for about a year.The central bank’s other measure — core inflation, which excludes volatile items like energy and fresh vegetables and fruit — bore monitoring as it rose two-tenths to two per cent, but still dead on the bank’s target line.Analysts doubted bank governor Mark Carney would spend many sleepless nights worrying about inflation, even core. Dismal global growth should keep any inflation pressures at a safe setting for some time, despite record low interest rates designed to pump up spending.“With core inflation likely to continue hovering around the two per cent target given that the economy is operating close to potential, and new mortgage-lending rules expected to help cool down the housing market and household debt growth, the Bank of Canada is not feeling much pressure to alter the overnight rate,” said Dina Ignjatovic, an economist with TD Bank.“We expect the bank to remain on hold until March 2013.”This week, Carney kept the overnight rate at one per cent for the 15th consecutive policy meeting dating back to September 2010, although he surprisingly kept the “bias” toward hiking rather than cutting interest rates in the future.The key stand-out in Friday’s report was that the cost of electricity rose by 5.9 per cent from last year, with most of the increases in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. But the agency noted that even with this sharp increase, the energy component declined 0.8 per cent in the 12 months, following a decrease in May.In fact, for the second consecutive month, energy costs acted as a drag on annual inflation, which had not been the case since October 2009. Excluding that segment, the overall consumer price index would have risen to 1.7 per cent in June, the agency said.On an annual basis, food rose two per cent, transportation costs by 1.7 per cent and shelter costs increased 1.3 per cent.On a monthly basis, natural gas, fresh vegetables, financial services, electricity and hotel accommodation all cost more than in May. But cars, clothing, gas, non-alcoholic beverages and mortgage interest charges cost less.Regionally, there were no price hot-spots as the inflation rate ranged from a high of 2.2 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador, to a low of 1.2 per cent in Ontario. Canadian inflation rate rises to 1.5% in June but most consumer prices stable
Again thank you Ohio State for the opportunity to be part of such a special program. I’m ready to start the next chapter in my life #blessed— cantstop_34 (@Jamalmarcus34) May 27, 2014 Ohio State defensive end Jamal Marcus and wide receiver Brandon Ojikutu are no longer with the OSU football program, an OSU spokesman confirmed early Tuesday.“Marcus has moved on; the result of a mutual decision. Ojikutu was a walk-on who is no longer with the team,” the spokesman said in an email.Following the announcement, Marcus posted Tuesday from his Twitter account, @Jamalmarcus34, thanking the university.Thank you Ohio State for these past two years! Contrary to some reports I was not kicked off the team and left OSU in good academic standing— cantstop_34 (@Jamalmarcus34) May 27, 2014 Marcus and Ojikutu did not respond to immediate requests for comment Monday.Marcus, a junior from Durham, N.C., finished 15th on the team with 21 total tackles in 2013. He started the Discover Orange Bowl in place of then-sophomore Noah Spence, who was suspended following a failed drug test in January. Marcus was expected to fill in for Spence through the first two games of the 2014 season – Spence is set to be eligible again when the Buckeyes face Kent State Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. Marcus had six total tackles – three solo – in the 40-35 loss against Clemson in the Orange Bowl Jan. 3.OSU is set to return defensive linemen Joey Bosa, Michael Bennett, Adolphus Washington, Steve Miller and Chris Carter, along with Spence and others.Ojikutu walked on to the team in 2012 and was preparing for his junior season with OSU. He is a native of Cleveland where he attended John Marshall High School. Ojikutu played in two games for the Buckeyes in 2013.Eleven Warriors reported Monday that Marcus and Ojikutu were dismissed from the program for violating team rules, but there has been no confirmation of that report from OSU.OSU is set to begin its season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kick-off is slated for noon.Correction: May 27, 2014 An earlier version of this article misattributed information about reported reasons for Jamal Marcus and Brandon Ojikutu’s departures to an OSU spokesman.
Kenny told Martin: “It’s important to check those [medical card] lists are accurate and to see how many cards that have been issued are still viable.”Accusing Martin of “opportunistic blather” Kenny insisted that core social welfare rates have been maintained and claimed that Fianna Fail’s four-year-plan when it was in government “intended to cut €1.5 billion from social services”.Dole cutSinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and independent TD Stephen Donnelly both raised the cut in dole payments to young unemployed people. McDonald said that the government had decided that “the youth of Ireland carry the can”.“Emigration is now the official policy for young people coming from this government,” she told the Taoiseach.Kenny responded angrily saying that 65 per cent of people on the JobBridge scheme go onto employment and slammed McDonald, saying: “If you think that’s a mickey mouse operation then go and speak to those people.”Donnelly said that the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore had engaged in “double speak worthy of George Orwell” when he said that the changes were not a cut but were “extending the lower rates to young people”.He claimed it is “a human rights issue” akin to cutting welfare for women or people of a different race.Kenny responded that the opposition parties wanted to “confine” young people “to the dole queues for the rest of their lives”.He added: “This country always beat adversity by being practical about working our way out of it.”As it happened: Noonan and Howlin answer questions about Budget 2014Damien Kiberd: Budget 2014 arithmetic not just iffy – it’s scary THERE WERE TENSE and angry exchanges in the Dáil this morning as Taoiseach Enda Kenny fielded questions on Budget cuts that impacted the elderly and young people.Kenny insisted that the measures announced yesterday have ensured that the elderly have been protected “in a number of ways”.However Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin said that the abolition of the telephone allowance, the withdrawal of 35,000 medical cards from people over 70, and the abolition of the bereavement grant, among other things, amount to a “savage attack and targeting of older people”.“What did the older people of Ireland ever do to you to deserve this kind of treatment?” Martin asked the Taoiseach.On the proposal to clawback €113 million in medical cards savings, Kenny insisted that there has been no change in the criteria for medical cards, but said that some cards are redundant “in the sense that people’s incomes have changed”.
Blizzard’s servers are now feeling the full force of millions of hungry fans playing Diablo III. As the third installment in the Diablo franchise, Blizzard has a lot of expectations to meet. From what we’ve seen of the Beta, Diablo III is a really great PC game, but there are still so many aspects of the game that we have yet to experience. So, if you are still waiting for your download to complete or have decided to take a break from playing, here’s some artwork from the Diablo III team.For those who have played the Beta, or took part in the open Beta weekend, some of this art may seem familiar. You can see a couple of the characters you can choose from in the game like the Barbarian, as well as Leah, your first companion and adopted child of the seemingly immortal Decard Cain. Through these shots you really get a feel for the kind of attention to detail that went into creating these characters, and the art direction that Blizzard used to design in game graphics.On top of the great new artwork, the Blizzard community website released an animated short. The video is a story being told be Decard Cain of the Archangels versus the Demons long before the creation of Sanctuary, which is where Diablo III takes place. There’s no shortage of creative art and backstory surrounding Diablo III, and with any luck that much attention to detail means that the gameplay itself received even more attention.See you on the battlefield!Barb_HVY_armor_WIP_03Barb_HVY_armor_WIP_03belialtempcolor1cathedral1_finalcathedral3_finalFestering Wood01_wipKehjistan_final copyLeah_Sketch_v19PRISON1 copytowersmalldetail2
‘It’s been awful for the family’: Gardaí release CCTV footage of Jón Jónsson’s last seen movements He has been missing from Dublin since 9 February. Jón Jónsson after leaving the hotel. Source: Crimecall/CCTV“It’s been awful for the whole family … it’s been really hard but we’re trying our best to get through it,” he said, thanking members of the public for their “overwhelming” support.Last week David told TheJournal.ie the family were finding “strength in staying together and comforting each other and trying to stay positive”.Dashcam footage Daniel told Crimecall Jón’s four children are very worried, adding that his brother is “the glue in the family, everybody who has older brothers knows what I’m talking about”. Jón is described as being 6 foot tall, of medium build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a black padded jacket when he went missing, and has a distinctive tattoo on his left arm. Jón has a distinctive tattoo on his left arm. Source: Garda Press Office Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information – in particular casino owners, or taxi drivers or others who may have relevant dashcam footage – to come forward.Anyone with any information has been asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeGARDAÍ HAVE RELEASED CCTV footage of the last seen movements of Jón Jónsson, an Icelandic man who has been missing from Dublin since 9 February.The 41-year-old arrived in Ireland to attend a poker tournament with his fiancée on 8 February. Jón Jónsson Source: Garda Press OfficeHe was last seen at around 11am on Saturday 9 February near the Bonnington Hotel in Whitehall, where he had been staying.He walked onto the Swords Road in a northbound direction, passing McGettigan’s pub. He was last seen in the Highfield area. Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4513005 10 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 25th 2019, 10:46 PM Monday 25 Feb 2019, 10:22 PM 42,035 Views By Órla Ryan Jón Jónsson leaving the hotel. Source: Crimecall/CCTVSeveral members of Jón’s family have travelled from Iceland to Ireland to step up efforts to find him.The CCTV footage was shown on RTÉ’s Crimecall tonight. Jón’s brothers David and Daniel appealed for information on the programme.David said his brother’s disappearance is “extremely strange” and “very much out of character for Jón”, whom he described as “a family man”. Share356 Tweet Email
Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys Stay on target 10 points to Gryffin-paw! https://t.co/1a8u50zuTq— Pottermore (@pottermore) January 8, 2019Watch the full video (above) to see this good boy execute spells so well, it would make Hermione Granger weep.Early this month, Brisbin took to Twitter, looking for last-minute suggestions for magical auras to cast over her pet. At final count, Remus performs 16 hexes—including a few deep cuts that put Dumbledore’s Army to shame.Stupefy: to stun an opponent (Potter-verse); stay (Remus)Wingardium Leviosa: to levitate objects (Potter-verse); stand (Remus)Avada Kedavra: instant death (Potter-verse); play dead (Remus)Ascendio: to lift the caster (Potter-verse); climb up stairs (Remus)Descendo: to lower the caster (Potter-verse); climb down stairs (Remus)Revelio: to reveal secrets (Potter-verse); come (Remus)Accio: to summon an object (Potter-verse); fetch (Remus)Alohomora: to open a locked door (Potter-verse); ring a bell for a human to open the door (Remus)Expelliarmus: to remove an object from recipient’s hand (Potter-verse); drop (Remus)Engorgio: to cause swelling (Potter-verse); eat (Remus)Aguamenti: to conjure water (Potter-verse); take a leak (Remus)Confundo: to confuse (Potter-verse); spin (Remus)Relashio: to force something out of its grasp (Potter-verse); go [after being released from a leash] (Remus)Serpensortia: to conjure a snake (Potter-verse); stick out tongue (Remus)Immobulus: to stop movement (Potter-verse); stay (Remus)Lumos: to light up dark places (Potter-verse); turn on light (Remus)Nox: to extinguish light (Potter-verse); turn off light (Remus)Watch to the very end to see Brisbin and Remus fight off her black cat-as-Dementor in a charming finale to an utterly delightful two minutes.Expecto Patronum! (via Anna Brisbin/YouTube)More on Geek.com:How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ‘Harry Potter’ AgainNiantic Teases 2019 Launch of AR Game ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’Magical Harry Potter Exhibit Opens in NYC11 ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie Need a little something to help you get through the week?Look no further than Remus, the short-haired mini dachshund who responds to Harry Potter spells as commands.Owner Anna Brisbin, a YouTuber and voiceover actress, taught her adorable pup tricks in the form of enchantments.The Insta-famous dog (he’s got 34.6K followers) loves belly rubs and hates full Moons (his namesake, after all, is a werewolf).He also enjoys a spot of cosplay, dressing up in a Hogwarts-worthy uniform and showing his house pride with a Gryffindor tie.Remus got the official Pottermore seal of approval on Tuesday.
As the city’s purse strings continue to tighten, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard has issued a pay freeze for all non-represented employees. He’s also calling on two city unions to begin contract discussions a year early.The freeze is effective Jan. 1, 2011, and affects cost-of-living and step increases and longevity pay. The city has 15 non-represented employees who hold department head and management positions.The decision is the result of growing deficits in the city’s general fund caused by rising employee costs and diminished revenue. The projected deficits for 2011, 2012 and 2013 were forecast in July to be $1.3 million, $1.45 million and $1.6 million, respectively. Since then, the deficit projections have been reduced significantly due to cost-reduction measures implemented this year.Freezing salaries is expected to save about $35,000 in 2011.“While the total amount of dollars saved through this action are not significant against larger deficits, we need to make a start and then continue to work with all of our employees — the people who are doing the work — to help us identify other savings,” Guard said in a news release.If the city cannot find other ways to save, additional action will be necessary. City Administrator David Scott said those actions could include reducing services and staff reductions — a direction Guard has said he wants to avoid.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fort Lauderdale Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man.The city’s police department tweeted out a request for help finding 52-year-old David Dees, described as standing 5 feet 7 inches, with a thin build and with graying hair. Police said he may show signs of dementia. #FLPD #missing Help find David Dees. He is 52 yoa, 5’7″, thin, greying hair. He may show signs of dementia. If seen call us @ 954-764-HELP. pic.twitter.com/SKRy4X2Fb5— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) September 22, 2016If you have any information, call 954-764-HELP.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Rain has been the scourge of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup and it has followed almost every team all around England. India’s match against New Zealand was washed out without a ball being bowled and this became the fourth fixture this year to meet this fate. This is now the most number of matches to have been washed out in any ICC tournament. There is a forecast of more rain in the coming weeks and this has put the ICC in a real predicament. However, one of the controllable in their own hands is the use of covers which span the entire ground and hence, a game can start as soon as the rain abates. Sourav GangulySUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/GettyFormer Indian captain Sourav Ganguly too believes that the ICC should start using covers which are being used in India, especially at the Eden Gardens. Speaking to the official broadcasters during the coverage of the India-New Zealand game, the current CAB president gave a proper explanation behind this theory.Covers allow light to pass through Rain has proven to be a spoilsport this World CupAP”The covers that are used in India, at the Eden Gardens are from England and using them here (in England) would have meant spending half the cost and it is also tax-free, so they should have used those here anyway. In India, we use these covers for all matches, so that when the rain stops the match can resume within 10 minutes. They are very light covers, it’s not difficult to lift it, You don’t need too much manpower. The blue covers that were used earlier in India used to take more than 10 times the time and people in comparison to now,” Ganguly told the official broadcasters.He further explained that the covers used at Eden Gardens are similar to the ones being used at Lord’s as they are both translucent which allows the light to pass and helps keep the surface intact when the match resumes after the break.”The covers that are in Eden Gardens and in Lord’s are translucent covers, so light goes past it. This way the grass won’t dry up nor will the colour change from green to brown, if you use them to cover the outfield. For such important matches, and in a tournament like the World Cup — especially in a country like England where the rains are so frequent, having these covers are very important, especially on the outfield as well,” Ganguly explained.It has not been an entirely memorable World Cup for the ICC as New Zealand, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh and South Africa have all been affected with the rain. Sri Lanka, however, have been part of two washouts which is not helping their case either.
File photo of Slobodan MilosevicA Belgrade court sentenced Mirjana Markovic, the wife of former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic, to a year in jail on Wednesday for misappropriation of state property, ending a 15 year long trial, the Tanjug news agency said.During the wars of the 1990s leading to the break-up of Yugoslavia, Markovic headed the neo-communist Yugoslav Left party, a group of powerful military and secret service officials and businessmen, who reaped benefits from Milosevic’s rule and exerted huge influence behind the scenes.The Belgrade-based Higher Court found Markovic guilty of pushing two associates, a former government secretary and a director of a state real estate company, into allocating a state-owned apartment to her grandson’s nanny, Tanjug reported.Neither Markovic, who lives in Russia and has repeatedly denied any wrongoing, nor her lawyers were available for comment.Markovic who fled to Russia after the fall of Milosevic in October 2000 was tried in absentia.In 2010 Russian authorities told Belgrade that Markovic had been granted political asylum, preventing her extradition on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued in 2005.Serbia’s pro-Western authorities arrested Milosevic in 2001 and later handed him over to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague to stand trial for his role in the Yugoslav wars. Milosevic died in a detention unit in 2006 before a verdict was announced.
Remember back when Microsoft was the big evil company for planning to force Xbox One users into a crazy world that allowed you to share games with friends and family, and the Internet rose up as one and demanded that they reverse the policy? Meet the Steam Family Sharing beta, a really cool system for doing the exact same thing that everyone will love.Steam Family Sharing was hinted at a little while ago, but now the beta for the program is officially live, and we can see what it is all about. Users will be able to target specific games as titles they are interested in sharing, and a group of up to ten friends and family members will be able to play those games on their own computers while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. Valve plans to roll this service out to the first 1,000 people who join their beta group on Steam, and eventually roll the feature out to the rest of the platform. There are not many details available yet; only that once the primary user has authorized a friend’s computer, that friend will have access to the games the users has allowed to be shared.There’s potential for this to be a really exciting service. The idea behind shared games eliminated the traditional tired demo system. Users will have the ability to play a game and earn achievements, such that when they purchase the game for themselves they will be able to pick up from where they left off and keep playing as though nothing had changed. It’s a great move on Valve’s part, and a step closer to the Steam Box becoming the perfect living room console for many users. Check out the group if you’re interested in participating, and stay tuned for some hands-on time with this new feature.
TTF The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), has welcomed four new members to its Advisory Board – Sture Myrmell, Rachel Argaman, Sally Fielke and Tom Walker.Chief Executive Margy Osmond said the new additions to the Advisory Board will be great assets for TTF as the organisation continues to promote the importance of the visitor economy and stays at the forefront of the debate on the issues impacting the tourism and transport sectors.“Rachel Argaman is the Chief Executive Officer of TFE Hotels and brings to the Board over 20 years of international experience at executive management level in the travel and hospitality industry,” Ms Osmond said.“Sture Myrmell is the President of Carnival Australia and has been a leading figure in global cruising with Carnival Corporation for nearly 25 years, including the past 10 years at P&O Cruises Australia where he was instrumental in the brand’s evolution to a contemporary product that reflects modern Australia. “Sally Fielke is General Manager Corporate Affairs at Sydney Airport where her key focus is driving Sydney Airport’s leadership role in tourism and working collaboratively with stakeholders and industry partners to grow tourism to Sydney, NSW and Australia. With a background in law, hotels and aviation, Sally brings almost 20 years of industry experience to the table.“Tom Walker is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Cubic Transportation Systems Asia-Pacific where he has led a number of once-in-a-generation reforms, including the implementation of the award-winning Opal smartcard ticketing system in NSW.“As TTF looks to 2018 and beyond, our role in leading the national debate will be more important than ever, with governments at all levels increasingly looking to industry organisations such as TTF for leadership and support on the policy reform agenda Australia needs to pursue to guarantee the tourism and transport sectors reach their potential – and our new Board Members will play a critical role in achieving this aim.”Ms Osmond also thanked outgoing Board Members Allan Vidor, Ann Sherry AO and Kerrie Mather for championing the needs of the tourism and transport sectors throughout their time as members of the TTF Advisory Board.