IPFT accuses BJP of violence in run-up to panchayat bypolls

first_imgThe Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura on Wednesday lashed out at its coalition partner BJP for adopting violent means to prevent its candidates from filing nominations for the three-tier panchayat by-elections in the State. The party also issued a fresh threat that it was not eschewing its demand for a separate tribal State and announced to strive hard to achieve ‘Twipraland’.“We are very much surprised over violent incidents committed with the sole intention of preventing our candidates from submitting nomination papers. We request the State Election Commission to reschedule election in areas where the poll process was disturbed,” IPFT assistant general secretary and party spokesperson Mangal Debbarma told reporters after a meeting of the coordination committee comprising the IPFT and its front organisations. The meeting passed a resolution to appeal to the BJP for a discussion on all outstanding issues for the smooth functioning of the coalition government in the State.Statewide movement The party announced that it would coordinate with allied groups to launch a State-wide movement to press the demand for ‘Twipraland’. “The nature of the movement will be decided shortly by the coordination committee,” Mr. Debbarma added.The BJP deplored the statements of the IPFT and blamed it for the violence across the State. It said that several BJP leaders, including a party MLA, his spouse, and supporters, were injured in the incidents, which call for intervention of the security forces.The IPFT and the BJP had tied up for the Assembly elections in the State to rout the CPI(M)-led Left Front. However, they are fighting separately in the panchayat bypolls.In a related development, the CPI(M) continued its protest over pre-poll violence in the State. The party leaders and cadres staged a protest outside the office of the State Election Commission on Wednesday. The three-tier panchayat by-elections in Tripura will be held on September 30.last_img read more

MS Dhoni lauds Virat Kohli and R Ashwin for special efforts in 2nd Test match

first_imgCaptain MS Dhoni on Monday gave full marks to Virat Kohli and R Ashwin, the architects of India’s win over New Zealand here on Monday, for soaking up the pressure and bowling brilliantly, respectively.”Virat, I felt, played really well in this Test match because we needed someone to soak up the pressure. He was the guy who did that in both the innings,” said Dhoni, referring to Kohli’s knocks of 103 and 51 not out.”There are two ways to tackle pressure – either you fight through it or you just soak it. He showed excellent temperament.”Off-spinner Ashwin took six wickets in New Zealand’s second innings, taking his series tally to 18 and winning the Man of the Series award.”He is bowling brilliantly. If you see the two Tests, there were some periods where the spinners got some assistance from the pitch. Overall, the wickets were quite good to bat on and we had to bowl consistently in one area which I felt at sometimes made it difficult for Ashwin because he is someone who loves to take wickets,” Dhoni told reporters.”He is someone who has got variations. He is learning that. The good thing is that both the spinners complement each other. When one is taking wickets, the other one keeps it tight so the batsmen can’t score too many runs. They are hunting well together.” Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who bagged 13 wickets in the series, also came in for praise from his skipper.Dhoni also lauded Cheteshwar Pujara for his contribution at No.3 spot in the short series. “It’s pleasing to see the youngsters perform. As far as missing somebody like Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman is concerned, you will always miss them. When Pujara comes and scores a 150 or 160, you will still miss them because of the kind of performances they have given in the past 15 or 16 years,” he averred.”Pujara was good in this innings as well as in the last Test. So it is a learning process and it is a big positive for us.”New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor said that his team did not score sufficient runs. “If we’re brutally honest, we would have liked to score a few more runs in that first innings to put pressure on India. We’d like to have restricted them to a few less runs. I wouldn’t put it down to just one little moment. It was just that we lost the Test match over time,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We need more in attack

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We need more in attackby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says they need to improve their attack next month.Benitez was frustrated after their 0-0 draw with Fulham.He said, “We have to put into perspective where we were at the beginning and we are now playing against teams like Fulham and Wolves who have spent a lot of money during the summer.”But we carry on with a group of players who have been doing really well for us, fighting every game, but sometimes in these types of games you can see we need a little bit more and that is what we are looking for.” last_img read more

11 days agoWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpool

first_imgWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady admits it still feels strange playing against Liverpool.The centre-back spent 15 years at Anfield before joining Huddersfield Town in 2015.”It’s a weird feeling, when I play against them I want to win more than ever. I don’t know why that is. I just do,” said Coady.Asked about the Reds’ chances this season, Coady added: “I know it’s early doors, but I think with Liverpool this year they don’t seem to be panicking.”People are talking about them conceding and not keeping clean sheets but when they do they think it’s okay cause we can score another. City seemed like that last year.”With Liverpool, they missed out on the Champions League the year before and then they kick on again because the manager is that good.”I don’t want to speak too soon but they look to be going [up] again which is so good to see for them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former FSU RB Says It’s “Dumb Sh*t” For Jimbo Fisher To Start Jacques Patrick Over Mario Pender

first_imgFormer Florida State running back Karlos Williams is upset – and a little misinformed. Saturday afternoon, Williams, who is clearly watching his alma mater take on Syracuse, tweeted out his displeasure with head coach Jimbo Fisher for starting freshman Jacques Patrick over junior Mario Pender at running back in place of injured star Dalvin Cook. The only problem? Pender is out for the contest, still recovering from a collapsed lung he suffered back in September.Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 12.17.23 PM Williams later realized his mistake.Pender ain’t dressed. Wtf— Karlos Williams Sr (@Karlos_29_SR) October 31, 2015 Pender did return to practice this week, for what it’s worth. But he’s been listed as out since Thursday.Fisher also said that Terrance Smith, Mario Pender, Marcus Lewis, Derrick Kelly will be out for Syracuse. Ryan Hoefeld is questionable.— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) October 29, 2015Another reminder to never tweet.last_img read more

EDC says probe clears staff after corruption claim related to SNCLavalin

first_imgOTTAWA — Export Development Canada says an independent review has cleared its personnel of any wrongdoing after a claim that its staff turned a blind eye to bribery and corruption in a 2011 transaction involving SNC-Lavalin.The Crown corporation launched a three-month probe after CBC News reported allegations by an unnamed SNC-Lavalin insider stating it was well known within the engineering firm that “technical fees” in its proposals included cash earmarked for local consultants or agents.The source alleged these technical fees can amount to millions of dollars and should have been detected by EDC personnel as they evaluated SNC-Lavalin’s application for support on a project in Africa.EDC, which acts as a credit agency for Canadian firms looking to do business abroad, provided SNC-Lavalin with between $250 million and $500 million worth of “political risk insurance” for its deal to work on the Matala Dam in Angola.A spokeswoman for the Crown corporation says it’s only providing statements on the review’s findings and cannot release the report itself because it contains confidential commercial information.The probe conducted by the law firm Fasken involved interviews with EDC staff as well as a review of 1.7 million records related to SNC-Lavalin and the project.“Fasken did not find any evidence that EDC personnel had knowledge of, or were wilfully blind to, bribery and corruption in relation to the project as had been alleged,” the Crown corporation said in a statement.The law firm, EDC says, is conducting an additional review of its transaction screening process.A spokeswoman for SNC-Lavalin declined to comment on the CBC report when it came out last spring, except to say the allegation in the story dated back to prior to 2012. The company has argued that despite past bad behaviour by some executives, it has cleaned house.Earlier this year, the beleaguered Montreal-based firm was at the heart of a political controversy that engulfed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government for months.Trudeau lost two senior cabinet ministers, a top aide and the country’s top public servant as a result of allegations that his former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was improperly pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office last fall to halt a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.The prime minister has denied his officials acted inappropriately.Since the winter, a number of public opinion polls have suggested support for the Liberals slid following the SNC-Lavalin affair.Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Australian competition regulator gives OK to Saputo deal for Murray Goulburn

first_imgMONTREAL – Australia’s competition regulator has signed off on Quebec dairy giant Saputo Inc.’s proposed purchase of dairy processor Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. after the Canadian company agreed to sell a key plant.The regulator had raised concerns the acquisition would give Saputo control of the two largest dairy plants in southwest Victoria and southeast South Australia.Under the deal with the regulator, Saputo will sell Murray Goulburn’s Koroit plant within a specified period to a buyer which will need to be approved by the regulator.The agreement also includes details of transitional milk supply arrangements and independent management for the plant until it is sold.Saputo announced the deal to buy Murray Goulburn in October for $1.3 billion.The deal still requires approval by Murray Goulburn shareholders and Australia’s foreign investment review board.Companies in this story: (TSX:SAP)last_img read more

City staff release concept designs for major intersection

first_img“Council is excited to see this addition to our downtown, we are requesting City staff look into the possibility of the Arctic Grayling sculpture being carved of ice each winter,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. City staff encourage you to visit the Let’s Talk 100 Street project website at letstalk.fortstjohn.ca and sign up for the project newsletter to stay up-to-date with the progress. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The staff of the City of Fort St. John shared today due to ageing underground infrastructure and last summer’s water main break, the intersection at 100 Street and 100 Avenue requires urgent attention. The City of Fort St John staff goes on to say they have begun the planning and engagement process to upgrade and improve 100 Street. However the intersection calls for immediate remediation work and City staff have started working with a renowned Florence, Italy-based architecture and engineering firm to develop a concept. The concept, estimated at $41 million, calls for the construction of a traffic circle to improve the flow of traffic while allowing for a significant public art installation. Additionally, City staff commissioned a world-renowned artist to celebrate the Arctic Grayling, an important fresh-water fish of the north, which centers a stunning large heated fountain. last_img read more

Baseball Positions Are Starting To Lose Their Meaning

This means that individual defensive efforts are becoming less and less involved in the outcome of games. For example, the combined assists and putouts of shortstops have declined by 13 percent since 2007, from 21,495 in 2007 to a projected mark of around 19,000 this season. Second basemen saw 23,704 combined chances in 2007 compared with 21,057 last season. Center fielders caught 12,829 fly balls in 2007. They grabbed 11,437 last season.If there are fewer defensive chances available, teams can make the argument that it’s more valuable to chase runs, particularly in an era of launch angle, juiced balls and smaller stadiums.This season, 68 players have made “primary” position changes, playing the majority of their innings at a different position than they played last season. Thirty of those players graduated to more difficult defensive positions — both of those marks are five-year highs. Players who moved up the defensive spectrum include Manny Machado, who moved from third base to shortstop in Baltimore earlier this season and stayed at short when he was traded to Los Angeles last month. The Cubs at times dispatched Kris Bryant to center field in 2015, ’16 and ’17. The Reds experimented with moving their top prospect, Nick Senzel, from third to shortstop this spring. The Indians, whose pitchers set a record for strikeouts last season, played second baseman Jason Kipnis in center field at the end of the regular season and in the American League Division Series against the Yankees — Kipnis hadn’t played center regularly since he played at Arizona State.The Indians have also sent Lonnie Chisenhall and Brandon Guyer to center field over the past two years. “There are always trade-offs between offense and defense,” Bloom said. “When there are trade-offs, you try to take note of all those factors, including the environment, and make the best assessment you can.”The decline of balls being put in play is not the only leaguewide trend testing the traditional value and labels of defense. This era of specialization has required the erosion of primary positions.Individual pitchers are absorbing fewer innings. Roles are changing. They Rays introduced “the opener” earlier this season, a new label attached to a relief pitcher who starts a game but only appears for an inning or two. For several seasons, the Rays have rarely let their starting pitchers work through an opposing lineup three or more times. Only 15 pitchers reached 200 innings last season, which tied 2016 for the all-time low mark. More roster spots are being occupied by bullpen arms to absorb innings and seek favorable in-game matchups. Position-player roster spots are further stretched by the popularity of platoons.“You see teams using more platoons, defensive replacements late in games,” Kipnis said this spring. “You put in the offensive guy early, you get the lead … and he comes out for a better defensive player. It’s kind of the reverse of having a pinch-hitter come in late, basically.”The Cubs’ Ben Zobrist is the 21st-century poster child of defensive versatility. He wasn’t just a glove-first utility player asked to fill in around the diamond earlier in his career in Tampa Bay; he was a star-level bat who could play about anywhere on the field.“I think one of the things that made Ben so successful here was his willingness and selflessness to go do it and be an upper-echelon player,” Bloom said. “It set an example for a lot of guys in the league.”This season has seen a record number of Zobrists. Six players have appeared in at least one game this season at every position other than pitcher and catcher: Marwin Gonzalez, Enrique Hernandez, Yadiel Rivera, Sean Rodriguez, Andrew Romine and Hernan Perez.Last year, 25 players played at least 10 games in left, right and center field, an MLB record. The number of players to play at least 10 games at second, third and shortstop in a given season is on the rise, too, with a record 20 players doing so in 2016. The top 12 such seasons have all occurred since 2000. A record 27 players played at least 10 games at third and shortstop in 2016, and the 24 players to do so in 2017 tied for second all-time.Oakland infielder Jed Lowrie has played every infield position in his career and both second and third this season. “You are still going to want your elite defenders in the middle of the field,” he told FiveThirtyEight. “That’s where the majority of the action happens. But versatility allows a team to match up in more favorable ways.”Also warping the traditional idea of positions and labels is alignment.Defensive shifts have become a common part of the game and changed the meaning of what it is to play second base or shortstop. This trend began when the Brewers and Rays ushered regular infield shifts into the game in the early 2010s. When shortstops are routinely playing on the right side of second base and second basemen are sometimes playing shallow right field, they cease to become traditional shortstops and second basemen. And alignment has only become more extreme, creative and aggressive. In April, Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano began a pitch 221 feet away from home plate against Texas slugger Joey Gallo, which was the farthest back an infielder had aligned in the Statcast era, according to Daren Willman of Baseball Savant.2The average second baseman stands 151 feet from home plate.In 2015, MLB teams played four-man outfields on 17 occasions, according to Statcast data. There were nine instances of four-man outfields in 2016 and seven last season. This year? The number has jumped to 194. The Rockies, Cubs, Twins, Dodgers, Orioles, Mariners and Astros have all experimented with this tactic.There are limits to versatility and stretching labels. Russell Carleton found for Baseball Prospects earlier this month that the defensive spectrum might need rethinking, arguing that positions are skill-specific and that the penalty of moving some players to more challenging positions is greater. “Each position is its own box and the boxes are a lot less similar to each other than we might have thought,” Carleton wrote. Carleton found that over a 162-game season, sliding an “emergency” shortstop up the spectrum cost a club about 26 runs — more severe than the generally accepted penalty of 20 runs surrendered between position leaps on the spectrum.Certain positions require certain skills and physical traits. Second baseman and shortstops require quick and capable hands to turn double-plays and react to line drives and grounders hit in excess of 110 mph off the bat. To competently man the position, shortstops should be able to make a throw to first from the deep hole between shortstop and third. Still, given the right strikeout and ballpark environment, and with enough offensive production, moving certain players up the spectrum can add value.“I don’t think we’ll get to the point where those elite skill sets and athleticism won’t be prized,” Bloom said. “It think that’s always going to be something teams look for.”But where those players play, and what we label them, will likely continue to evolve. The game is changing more quickly than ever, and so are positions as teams attempt to adapt. Just as the Brewers brought defensive shifts to the NL earlier in the decade, they now have the game thinking about the nature of positions, labels and trade-offs once again.Check out our latest MLB predictions. On Aug. 3, shortly after being acquired by Milwaukee in a deadline deal from Baltimore, Jonathan Schoop found himself in an unusual position on the Miller Park infield. For just the third time in his six-year career, he was starting at shortstop. He wasn’t alone that day. His middle-infield teammate, Travis Shaw, was starting just his fourth game at second base — a position he had never played as a professional before this season.The Brewers had a surplus of corner bats entering the year, and they added even more at the trade deadline, bringing aboard third baseman Mike Moustakas from Kansas City. At this point, they have more starting-caliber infielders than positions available. This is all part of a grand Brewers experiment as they chase a playoff spot: Trade defense for offense and cram as much power into their infield as possible.In other major sports, positional labels have become less and less important, so why not baseball? In the NBA, centers and power forwards now routinely shoot threes, in part to increase their offensive efficiency. Defensive versatility, the ability to switch, is more and more valued. In the NFL, teams like the Patriots have valued positional versatility. And position labels are increasingly becoming irrelevant in professional baseball.“I do think you are seeing a greater willingness by teams to expand the definition of what’s possible and not be as bound by the way things have always been,” Chaim Bloom, the vice president of player development for the Tampa Bay Rays, told FiveThirtyEight.This is more feasible now in part because of the current baseball landscape. Strikeouts continue to climb: 22.1 percent of plate appearances this season have ended in a K, which would set a new record. Strikeouts are up half a percentage point over last season — equivalent to more than 800 balls taken out of play. Moreover, a record number of home runs were hit last season, and while while home run rates are down, 5,000-plus balls will be hit out of ballparks by the end of this year.Strikeouts and home runs are putting a considerable damper on the number of batted balls put in play, which were down 14.5 percent last season compared with 1980.1Adjusted for the number of teams in the majors. Since 1998, when the game expanded to 30 teams, there’s been an 8.8 percent decline, and the decline was 7.8 percent since 2008. The trend is expected to continue again this season. read more

Aussie boss set to make changes against the UAE

first_imgAustralia coach Graham Arnold is optimistic a squad rotation in the 2019 Asian Cup quarter-finals against the United Arab Emirates will be successful.The Socceroos scraped through to the last eight after beating Uzbekistan 4-2 on penalties in Al Ain.However, Arnold was furious with the decision to book Celtic midfielder Rogic which would rule out of the game against UAE in the quarter-finals.The Aussie boss was adamant the booking was harsh, though he is confident he has enough options and systems to keep UAE guessing on Friday.“The yellow card was a bit harsh because Tomi had no intent,” Arnold told reporters via FourFourTwo.“He just had the ball at his feet. These things happen. We have the options and I can change the system if we need to.“We’ll look at how UAE play, we’ll analyse them and, like I said, we’ve got plenty of options with different systems with these players that we can use.An Aussie is living the “European dream” Manuel R. Medina – June 19, 2019 Defender George Timotheou is playing with Schalke in the German Bundesliga after he couldn’t appear even once in the Australian League.“I could change play with two strikers, two number nines, we could play with a diamond midfield.“One good thing is we don’t have to travel. We’re here in Al Ain, they have to travel down here. Our boys are extremely fit and they’ll be able to back up.”SET YOUR ALARMS ⏰The @Socceroos face hosts the United Arab Emirates on Australia Day morning.#GoSocceroos #TogetherAsOne #AsianCup2019https://t.co/p0MxpiuCde— Socceroos (@Socceroos) January 21, 2019last_img read more

FLOW celebrates Education Week 2017 giving back to over 500 kids

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Turks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – In honor of Education Week 2017, FLOW TCI has partnered with the largest public school in the TCI, Oseta Jolly Primary, to provide lunch packaged in FLOW branded lunch kits for the lower grade students and drawstring backpacks for the higher grade students.Present at the school was Mrs. Delleriece Hall, Country Manager for FLOW TCI, Mr. Darron Hilaire, Marketing Communications Executive and other excited and enthused team members.  “In order to ensure success, you have to be equipped with the right tools. We as a team, therefore, thought it necessary to celebrate with the little learners at Oseta Jolly during EW17 to equip them be successful in their learning process,” says Hall.The students and teachers were thrilled for their presence and partnership as the team is always a source of motivation to the school family.   Hilaire added, “It is a joy to be able to see the humility and appreciation from students when we do our part in giving back. We were delighted to able to bring such an experience to the students at Oseta Jolly to kick of EW17.”Principal Mrs. Rachel Handfield, thanked Flow for their continous support of the school and their support of Education Week 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students and teachers throughout the TCI, a joy filled and encouraging week.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Warnock happy players granted his birthday wish

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock is happy with the performance of his Cardiff squad after their comeback win over Wolves.He says the players gave him the perfect 70th birthday present with their victory as he had said before the match that all he wanted for his birthday was three points in the struggle against Premier League relegation.His wish was granted by as second-half goals from Aron Gunnarsson and Junior Hoilett which automatically snapped them out of the bottom three and sends them up to 15th place.“I thanked the players for letting me have a nice birthday,” Warnock said, according to Sport BT.“It wouldn’t have been a nice one if we’d lost because the bad feeling stays with you for a couple of days.“This is why I’m still in the game, when you see your team perform like that.”“You’ve got to have skill to survive in the Premier League, but it’s nothing without character,” Warnock said.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“My players have shown that by winning from behind in three games and they just never know when they’re beaten.”“It’s the feeling you get on nights like this that keeps me going.”Wolve went  18th-minute ahead as Matt Doherty finished from a tight angle. However, they couldn’t take the pressure they met at second-half having them take one point from their last six games.“We stick together as a team, but individually we have to raise our standards at some moments that can define the games,” Wolves coach, Nuno Espirito Santo said.“I think the boys work hard, the attitude and energy is there.”“But it is six games without a win, that’s the reality.”“There is only one way we can go out there – sticking together and believing in how we do things.”last_img read more

Kylian Mbappe reminds Wenger of Pele

first_imgFormer Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he saw Pele in Kylian Mbappe from the very moment he first set eyes on him.The 20-year-old forward has already achieved things in his short career that most footballers can only dream about and appears destined for a long and glorious future.Mbappe first rose to prominence at AS Monaco during the 2016/17 campaign, where he became a regular scorer to help the club win the Ligue 1 title over the heavily-fancied Paris Saint-Germain.The Parisians then secured a €180m transfer for Mbappe’s services the following season to make him the world’s second most expensive player of all-time behind team-mate Neymar, who arrived from Barcelona for €222m.Mbappe later helped PSG claim a domestic treble in his debut campaign and then went on to win the World Cup with France last summer at Russia, which saw him even score their last goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final at Moscow.It meant that Mbappe, who was 19 at the time, became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele, who managed a brace in Brazil’s 5-2 victory over Sweden in the 1958 final.Since then, The French youngster has been regularly compared to the legendary Pele.And this season has seen Mbappe reach even greater heights with 25 goals and 14 assists in 30 appearances for PSG.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…Lyon defender Marcelo claimed this week that stopping Mbappe has proven to be an even more daunting task than five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.Now Wenger has given his verdict on Mbappe and recalled the moment he first saw him in action.“When I saw him the first time in the first period, I said: ‘It’s Pele,’” Wenger told CNN.“He has a combination of pace, intelligence, relaxed attitude to deal with stress. You cannot give that to people.“It looks like all the ingredients are there. Now for him, it’s how much does he continue to improve and how much can he keep a rigorous attitude to think: ‘Okay, where do I go from there.’“When a guy is a world champion at 20 years of age, has won championships — two or three already — what can you say? And the numbers don’t lie. He’s an exceptional football player and France is gifted to have him.”Mbappe will likely feature for PSG today in their Ligue 1 match against Nimes at home with kick-off set for 5:00 PM (CET).MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 15: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)last_img read more

Escondido Council votes to join federal lawsuit against California sanctuary city policies

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) — In a 4 to 1 vote, the Escondido City Council will join the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California’s so-called sanctuary laws.The council is in support of the lawsuit, which challenges the legality of three state laws enacted last year. Among them is a statute that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, which U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says is unconstitutional and compromises public safety.Escondido City Councilmember Olga Diaz — who represents District 3 — was the dissenting vote.Escondido is now the first local government in San Diego County to sound off on the case. Orange County has led the way in opposition against the sanctuary policies, though tactics have varied between governments.The Mission Viejo City Council voted to file an amicus brief last month, and the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to join the administration’s lawsuit.The Huntington Beach Council on Monday voted to become a part of the courtroom fight against the laws and the council in Los Alamitos recently voted to “exempt” itself from the policies.The matter was put on the council agenda by Mayor Sam Abed and Councilman John Masson.The San Diego Board of Supervisors on April 17 plan to discuss the case. Supervisor Dianne Jacob said she expects the board to vote at least 3-2 to join the lawsuit. April 4, 2018 Posted: April 4, 2018 Ed Lenderman, Ashlie Rodriguez, Escondido Council votes to join federal lawsuit against California sanctuary city policies Ed Lenderman, Ashlie Rodriguez 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 Settings Updated: 10:59 AMlast_img read more

SDGE to Build 3000 Electric Chargers for Medium and HeavyDuty Vehicles

first_img Posted: August 15, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Gas & Electric announced plans Thursday to build electric charging infrastructure for 3,000 vehicles such as buses, delivery trucks and forklifts.SDG&E received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to build at least 3,000 plug-in chargers for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes. Roughly 30 percent of those will be installed in areas facing higher pollution levels or economic and health challenges.According to SDG&E, its service areas in San Diego and southern Orange County have more than 103,000 Class 2 through 8 commercial vehicles. Those heavy-duty vehicles, which weigh between 6,000 and 33,000 pounds, emit more carbon than all of the California’s power plants combined.“SDG&E’s MD/HD initiative would provide EV charging stations to support large equipment and vehicles that pollute our air, therefore reducing harmful emissions,” said Robert Kard, the air pollution control officer at the county’s Air Pollution Control District.SDG&E also recently asked the CPUC for permission to add a new electricity pricing option that would make electricity pricing for vehicles more competitive with gas prices for businesses that switch to using electric vehicles.To date, SDG&E has already installed roughly 3,000 electric chargers for personal vehicles at apartments, condominiums and workplaces in San Diego and Orange counties.“Imagine a future where zero-emission trucks carry produce and merchandise to your local stores and zero-emission school buses pick up and drop off your children,” said Estela de Llanos, SDG&E’s vice president of clean transportation, sustainability. “With this new initiative, our region is headed to a new phase of the clean transportation movement.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SDG&E to Build 3,000 Electric Chargers for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, August 15, 2019last_img read more

From the August issue of FOLIO The Making of Marines

first_imgToday the magazine is published seven times annually (quarterly with three special editions), with an average print run of 75,000 copies. Marines is not ad-supported and generally speaking, it costs about $500,000 annually to publish. The magazine is currently funded by the military but that may change in the future (at press time, Marines was waiting on a ruling from the Secretary of Defense).Since Reeder took over, Marines has undergone several aggressive redesigns with Bates Creative that put it on the path to becoming an award-winning magazine (specifically, the Thomas Jefferson Awards, which recognize excellence of publications at the military department level, as well as FOLIO: Ozzie Awards for design and Hermes Platinum Awards in several categories, including writing, design and photography). “We wanted to take it from a stale, military-type publication and liven it up,” says Reeder. “Up until that point, Marines was viewed as, ‘Oh, isn’t that cute, the Marines have a magazine.’ Now we’ve won the Thomas Jefferson Award for general excellence four times.” The most recent redesign of the magazine took effect in the beginning of 2009, coinciding with a redesign of the website, which switched from a Flash-based design to Word Press. Last fall, Marines debuted an iPad edition and last month updated the web design again. “The most recent change was put in place to ensure we are keeping pace with our digital iPad delivery and that we remain on brand with other Marine Corps web design standards we are in the process of implementing,” says Reeder. “As  result, our blog and magazine sites are leading the pack into these new design formats.”Content has changed as well. “The focus of our stories is typically geared toward the Marine air ground task force elements of aviation, ground forces, and supporting elements,” says Reeder. “We also try to use shorter content formats, and overall topics that Marines, their families, prospective Marines and Marines no longer on active duty might find useful, interesting, fun or informative.”   Adding Tablets to the MixMarines’ first iPad attempts were based on a custom app, but the magazine moved to Adobe’s digital publishing suite as well as Adobe SiteCatalyst. The iPad app (which is available for free) is growing at a rate of 2,000 new readers per month. The iPad edition features exclusive stories not found in print, direct links to social media outlets, high definition video and interactive content. “The goal of the iPad app was to take a ‘best of’ look at the magazine knowing that the people who downloaded it might not be actual Marines, but could be high school students interested in joining the Marine Corps,” says Debbie Bates, president of Bates Creative. “We wanted manageable page counts for the first few issues but we also wanted to add in interactive elements and 360-degrees views of things like weapons.” Bates Creative and the Marines staff handpick the content and redesign every page from the print edition for the iPad. “It’s not just a replica of the print magazine, we’re redesigning pages so they’re super user-friendly,” says Bates. “The biggest challenge was just getting used to a new way of thinking and working with new types of suppliers like Adobe and Apple to get everything configured properly. We think we’re ready to roll in a very streamlined fashion. We’ve gotten feedback on the iPad app from different awards programs that said it was robust enough, and easy to use and dynamic enough without going over the top and being annoying like some of the initial magazines on tablets ended up doing.”Every Marine is an Editor(And a Blogger, a Social Media Expert, a Photographer. . .)Marine Corps doctrine states that “Every Marine is a rifleman” no matter what their assigned role, and that can-do attitude also translates to the staffers of Marines.  Staff turnover is a fact of life for every magazine but it’s built into the core of Marines, which is faced with the prospect of turning a constant rotation of personnel into publishing experts in a short period of time. “We need to utilize who we have that’s available, not just one person assigned to a specific job,” says Reeder.That‘s especially true since Marines became a multi-platform brand. “Today we have a couple people dedicated to the magazine for editorial and the rest of the team chips in to gather content and help with things like photo editing,” says Reeder. “My total shop has 20 people but at any given time there are three working on the magazine.”Each staffer is an active duty Marine (except for Bates Creative Group and a web developer, who are considered “honorary Marines”). Reeder is a Marine reservist/civilian employee (and former Command Operations Officer at Marine Corps Pacific).Staffers need to get up to speed quickly. “The cool thing about the Marine Corps is that Marines will do whatever they can to get the job done, whether they know how or not,” says Reeder. “For example, our social media manager will now be editor of the magazine. We sent him to Syracuse University for a year for a photojournalism course and when he showed up, we said ‘you’re the social media manager, go figure it out, you start next week.’ There are always growing pains with what we do because someone new is always coming in. Our broadcasters are trained broadcasters but they are not trained social media guys. Our magazine guys are trained in magazines but not broadcast. There is a lot of cross-training going on.”Giving a Voice to All Constituents:How Marines Blurs the Lines of CommunicationThe magazine website drives 500,000 page views any given week while Marines has 1.4 million fans on Facebook and 45,000 Twitter followers. “When we add it all up the reach is about 4 million potential viewers of all the products combined,” says Reeder. “I tell my staff that with everything we do, we have to blur the lines of communication so we can maximize all those audiences. Our video guys make sure that stuff gets loaded onto YouTube, which in turn gets put out on Facebook to draw in audience members who may not be connected to our video output. We want to make sure we put out an iPad version so we can include multimedia content from video.”Marines conducts audience surveys online, and finds (as with most magazines) the age demographic of readers tends to be a little older on the print side, although print is also key for Marines deployed overseas who may not have access to the Internet. With the website and other digital products, Marines sees a higher concentration of senior leadership, as well as families of Marines.Today, Marines has become much more of a social platform with its constituents. “The thing about an online presence or even a tablet presence is that it gives people the chance to respond,” says Reeder. “We had to really consider the commenting feature because once you let the genie out you can’t put it back in, but that turned out to be one of the best decisions we made.”Reeder cites an article about a Marine who was killed in combat. “Lots of people comment on lots of things,” he says. “However, one of the people who commented on that story was that Marine’s mother. She wrote a pretty moving comment about her son. If we had not made that decision, she would not have been able to share her story, which was equal in impact to the story itself. She wouldn’t have had that voice to talk about how great her son was.” Marines is the official magazine of the United States Marine Corps, a communications mainstay for five key audiences: active Marines, families of Marines, potential Marines (at any given point, the Corps needs 43,000 people to join to keep up with normal attrition), retired Marines, and constituents of the Marine Corps—such as schools, law enforcement, and The Marine Corps League. But to serve today’s Marines, it needed to be a media brand, not just a good-old ink-on-paper magazine.Marines has had an on-again, off-again history before settling into its current iteration. The publication debuted in the early 1900s (the earliest record the staff has is from 1919) in newsletter format and became the official publication of the Marine Corps in 1983. It went monthly at that time, adopting the magazine format (the remake authorized a color cover but internal pages remained black and white) with circulation of 25,000 to 30,000.Greg Reeder became director of Marine Corps News and editor-in-chief of Marines Magazine in 2001. “We reduced the magazine to quarterly to save costs so we could add staff, then we gradually increased circulation so we could inform Marines on a variety of issues,” says Reeder.last_img read more

Condé Nast Goes Big On Video

first_imgThe Scene is set to go live in July and will feature curated content from Condé Nast’s existing channels as well as content from newly announced partners including ABC News, Buzzfeed, Major League Soccer, Variety, and Weather Channel Films. “The Scene will be a place where new digital series will get first billing and won’t get buried beneath an avalanche of primetime television and user uploaded content,” says Fred Santarpia, chief digital officer, Condé Nast Entertainment, in a statement. The company says programming is currently available on 25 platforms, including AOL, Yahoo, YouTube and Roku. More platforms will be announced this year. If this week’s Digital Content Newfronts, and a recent spate of research, haven’t driven this point home already, video is the “next big thing.” Glam used the newfronts to announce a corporate branding change to Mode Media, and a strategic pivot to video. The New York Times is also putting a renewed focus on video, formally launching TimesVideo. AOL and Microsoft just partnered to expand AOL’s video content distribution. And most recently, Condé Nast joined the party with more video channels and a new curated video vertical, called The Scene, produced out of its Condé Nast Entertainment division. With the GQ and Glamour channels the first to launch this time last year, and the subsequent addition of nine more magazine-branded channels, CNÉ claims close to a billion video views. Next up are new channels for Bon Appétit, The New Yorker and Lucky—and more than 100 digital series produced across them all.last_img read more

IT TAKES 5 SECONDS Vote For WHS Football To Get Featured On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Vote HERE so the Wilmington High Football Team can be spotlighted by Boston 25 News this Friday night.Take a few seconds and vote for the Wilmington/Stoneham game as the Boston 25 News “Game of the Week.”  Sportscaster Tom Leyden will report live from the Game of the Week during Boston 25 News at 5pm and 6pm and will also air highlights on Boston 25 News at 11pm.  Extended highlights and reaction from the game will follow on Facebook immediately after the newscast.Voting ends Wednesday, October 17 at 11pm.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related1st Annual Cornhole Battle Of The WHS Football Alumni Set For September 21In “Community”VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”WHS Football Team To Hold Fundraiser At Woburn’s Jake ‘n Joes On September 12In “Community”last_img read more