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Kashmir peaceful no civilian deaths 50000 jobs soon Governor Malik

first_imgSrinagar: Asserting that the identity and culture of people of Jammu and Kashmir will be preserved, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said restrictions after the abrogation of Article 370 were necessary to prevent any civilian causalities. The Internet is a handy tool for anti-national elements and the restoration of connections will be deferred for some more time, Malik said while addressing first press conference after the state’s special status was revoked on August 5. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details He admitted that pellet guns were used by security personnel during protests in the Kashmir Valley and said forces took utmost precaution taken to prevent injuries. The governor told reporters that 50,000 jobs will be available in the next three months. This will be the largest recruitment drive in the state, he said. The Centre, he said, will soon make a ‘big’ announcement on Jammu and Kashmir. “Don’t be sad about detention of political leaders, it will help them in their political careers.” he told reporters.last_img read more

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Quiet Canadian diplomacy helped Guaidos antiMaduro movement in Venezuela

first_imgOTTAWA — The politician Canada and its allies recognizes as Venezuela’s real leader stood in a Caracas plaza Friday and exhorted his supporters to “stay the course” if he winds up behind bars.Juan Guaido’s defiant pronouncement against President Nicolas Maduro — whom Canada has branded a dictator who stole an election — marked the latest dramatic development in Venezuela’s political crisis. It followed Guaido’s decision two days earlier to declare himself his country’s interim leader, two weeks after Maduro’s contested inauguration.But emboldening Venezuela’s opposition has been a labour of months, The Canadian Press has learned. Canadian diplomats in Caracas, with their Latin American counterparts, worked to get the country’s opposition parties to coalesce behind the one person who emerged strong enough to stand against Maduro: 35-year-old Guaido.The turning point came Jan. 4 when the Lima Group — the bloc that includes Canada and more than a dozen Latin American countries — rejected the legitimacy of Maduro’s May 2018 election victory and his looming Jan. 10 inauguration, while recognizing the “legitimately elected” National Assembly, sources say.“They were really looking for international support of some kind, to be able to hold onto a reason as to why they should unite, and push out somebody like Juan Guaido,” said one source.The Canadian Press interviewed senior Canadian government officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the crisis in Venezuela. They detailed Canada’s role in aiding democratic forces to rescue the once oil-rich country from the economic and political spiral that has forced three million Venezuelans from their homes.Canada anticipated this week’s developments because its diplomats have been keeping in close contact with Guaido and other opposition figures in Venezuela. “We listen to them. We listen to the diaspora in Canada and elsewhere in the world, and we do what we can,” said one source.The quiet Canadian diplomacy was conducted in tandem with Lima Group allies such as Chile, Peru, Colombia and Brazil. It was part of a Canadian diplomatic tradition that included efforts in the 1980s to shield Chilean dissidents fighting the Pinochet dictatorship.And in 2000, foreign-affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy led a multilateral mission to Peru that ousted strongman Alberto Fujimori, said Canada’s former ambassador to Venezuela Ben Rowswell.“The tradition here is that Canada believes in the principles of human rights and democracy and takes pragmatic measures on the ground to unblock political situations,” said Rowswell.Rowswell said he drew on that tradition while he was in Venezuela, hosting a high-profile award party at the Canadian Embassy to honour a local civil-society leader. The annual gathering sent a message that the world was watching pro-democracy efforts in the face of Maduro’s growing authoritarianism.After Rowswell’s 2017 departure, the Lima Group was born and Canada began working within that coalition — which does not include the United States — to further human rights and democracy in the hemisphere.Maduro’s May 20, 2018 election victory galvanized the Lima Group’s efforts. The group denounced the vote as illegitimate and downgraded diplomatic relations.The diplomats who remained focused on building bridges with a fractured opposition that was as much at odds with itself as it was with Maduro.In a November report, the International Crisis Group documented the divisions and urged the groups to set aside their “personal and political rivalries.”The top contenders to lead the opposition were long-time leaders Leopold Lopez and Julio Borges, but there were problems with both. Lopez has been under house arrest since 2014, while Borges is living in exile.Borges put forth Guaido as a contender, said one source.Guaido made a clandestine trip to Washington in mid-December to brief U.S. officials on his strategy for dealing with Maduro’s Jan. 10 inauguration. He secretly crossed his country’s border with Colombia so Venezuelan immigration officials wouldn’t know he’d left and prevent his return.As talks among Venezuelan opposition factions progressed, one source said, they began to set aside their differences. A key realization set in: “This is not about us. This is about the country.”The source said the opposition groups deserve full credit for getting to that point. But it helped that Canadian diplomats “could facilitate conversations with people that were out of the country and inside the country” with other foreign diplomats.On Jan. 5, Guaido assumed the presidency of the National Assembly, which the Lima Group regards as “the only remaining democratically elected institution in the country.”Four days later, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland telephoned Guaido to “congratulate him on becoming president of the National Assembly and his work on uniting the opposition,” said another source.The next day, Maduro was sworn in as president with support of countries such as Cuba, Russia and China; Freeland said “the Maduro regime is now fully entrenched as a dictatorship.”On Wednesday, after Guaido declared himself to be the interim president, Venezuelans took to the streets in protests across the country. “It’s an important day for Venezuela,” Freeland said in Davos, Switzerland. On Friday, Maduro told a news conference he’d be willing to talk to the opposition to settle the question of who leads the country, but he defended his presidency. He also called Guaido’s declaration “a desperate act” backed by the U.S.Canadian officials said that while U.S. leaders such as President Donald Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have also denounced Maduro, there has been no direct co-ordination between the Lima Group and Washington.As for this week’s rallies, the Venezuelans have full ownership of those.“It was completely done by the opposition and their people on the ground in Venezuela,” said one official. “We couldn’t have helped them get to this point … if they weren’t willing and really putting their necks out.”— with files from the Associated PressMike Blanchfield, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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BJP supporters attack TMC men in Baruipur

first_imgKolkata: BJP supporters allegedly attacked a rally of Trinamool supporters at Baruipur in South 24-Parganas on Monday afternoon. Later, police intervened and brought the situation under control.According to sources, BJP president Amit Shah was scheduled to attend an election campaign meeting at Madarhat in Baruipur in support of Anupam Hazra, BJP’s poll candidate for the Jadavpur constituency. However, the meeting was cancelled at the last moment. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhen the information of cancellation was announced, BJP supporters reportedly got agitated. Sources informed that as the land owner did not issue a permit to the party to hold the meeting, it had to be cancelled. The message of cancellation was posted on Twitter by BJP leadership. As BJP workers and supporters had gathered there since morning to take part in the campaign, they reportedly got agitated following its cancellation. Almost at the same time, Trinamool workers and supporters had taken out a rally in support of their candidate Mimi Chakraborty. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe Trinamool workers were campaigning in several auto rickshaws. While passing through the area, some BJP supporters allegedly hurled expletives at the Trinamool workers. Hearing this, the Trinamool supporters protested. Following this, the BJP supporters allegedly started ransacking the auto rickshaws without any provocation. The Trinamool supporters retaliated and both groups got involved in a clash. Even BJP candidate Anupam Hazra was seen screaming at the Trinamool workers instead of controlling the agitating workers of his party. Upon receiving the news, a huge police force was sent to the spot. After almost an hour, police managed to bring the situation under control. Police pickets have been posted in the area, suspecting further law and order problems. While the clash was going on at Baruipur, BJP’s Diamond Harbour candidate Nilanjan Roy’s car was intercepted at a naka-checking point in Central Avenue on Monday. Roy was taken to Bowbazar police station along with his car and was thoroughly checked. He was later released. Meanwhile, minister of state for Textiles (Uttarakhand) Ajay Tamta’s car was stopped at Patuli, where he was detained for a long time. He has claimed that it was an instance of police harassment.last_img read more

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UN calls for fair trial for individuals accused of fabricating rape case

The United Nations today expressed concern about the charges filed against five individuals for allegedly fabricating a rape case in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and called on authorities to ensure they receive a fair trial.Last month, Somali authorities arrested a journalist for interviewing a woman who claimed she was raped by members of the Somali army in September. The woman was also arrested, as well as the person who introduced them. Two other individuals have also been charged in connection with the case, which is scheduled to be heard by a court tomorrow.The journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, was charged for offending the honour of a State institution and for filing a false report in spite of never having published his interview, while the woman was charged for offending the honour of a State institution. The UN Political Office in Somalia (UNPOS) raised concerns over the handling of the pre-trial phase, particularly that the accused have been in prolonged detention and lacked legal counsel until recently.“The mission has received firm assurances from the Government of Somalia that the trial of the five defendants will be conducted with full respect to both national jurisprudence and international human rights law,” UNPOS said in a statement, reiterating that the presumption of innocence is an essential precondition to the validity of any legal procedure.“The mission will monitor the process throughout and trusts that the defendants will receive a fair trial, in line with the Government of Somalia’s stated commitment to ensure due process and the fair administration of justice,” the statement said. read more

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UN rights experts on use of mercenaries weigh increasing activity of foreign

“The panel [discussion] allowed us to build on the knowledge we have been gaining about this growing and critical concern over the last months, benefitting from the work of other experts, said Elzbieta Karska, who currently heads the Geneva-based expert body, formally known as the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination.“We also hope to take away concrete recommendations for countering the negative impact of foreign fighters on human rights,” he added during a press conference she gave with Mr. Gabor Rona, also a member of the Group.“We are particularly interested in understanding the motivations of foreign fighters and how these may link to mercenaries, related recruitment practices, as well as the human rights implications of foreign fighters and associated laws and policies,” Ms. Karska.The study by the five-strong expert body has involved so far a mission to Tunisia from 1 to 8 July 2015, two expert meetings, and information gathered through a questionnaire sent to all UN Member States, relevant UN peacekeeping operations and field offices of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).In Tunisia, the experts met with the Ministries of foreign affairs, national defence, interior, justice, women and children, and parliamentary commission, as well as with prosecutors and detainees, and representatives of civil society, associations, and municipal bodies.Indeed, the number of Tunisian militants flocking to join the hostilities in Syria and Iraq is one of the highest among those traveling to fight alongside extremists in the Middle East’s two most dogged conflicts, the Working Group warned on July 10.In response to a reporter’s question, Mr. Gabor Rona said that if voluntary mechanisms like the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers – a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to clarify international standards for the private security industry and improve security companies’ oversight and accountability – were “good, but insufficient.”“What we need is a legally binding international instrument,” he stressed.The Working Group was established in July 2005 to monitor mercenaries and mercenary-related activities, as well as study and identify sources and causes, emerging issues, manifestations and trends regarding such activities and their impact on human rights, particularly on the right of peoples to self-determination. read more

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AEL highlights power of chemical energy in mining

first_imgMaking operations efficient, cost effective, sustainable and productive is what any supplier to the mining industry aims to achieve, especially during a commodity down cycle. While earthmoving and surface mining machinery is critical to mines, the use of chemical energy is a key approach to driving operational efficiencies. Simon Tose, Optimisation Manager at AEL Mining Services says the use of chemical energy in mining operations is often underutilised as mechanical energy appears to be cheaper at face value. However, chemical energy offers several benefits in each step from mine to mill and can decrease expenditure and increase production if used effectively.AEL, a member of the JSE-listed AECI group in South Africa, focuses on mining solutions, one of the AECI growth pillars. AECI has been successful in maintaining explosive volumes through strong client relationships within as AEL. “The use of chemical energy in mining processes has led to higher rates of efficiency through its ability to refine factors such as fragmentation and rockthrow, reducing reliance on machinery which is capital intensive and heavy on maintenance costs,” adds Tose.There is still a need for mechanical energy for certain procedures on-site, such as draining and ventilating mine shafts, hauling up and processing ores and blasthole drilling. However, implementing chemical energy alongside these processes offers more control over the blast and the environment, making the process significantly more efficient and productive.According to Tose, another significant benefit of employing chemical energy on mining sites is the ability to control rock throw distances and rock fragmentation with great accuracy while optimising transport and load capacity. Tose says that even a one-second improvement to transport or load speed has the potential to increase operational efficiencies drastically by allowing more ore to be processed every day, while simultaneously saving on mechanical costs, without any operational restructuring.“Ironically, we have noticed instances where mines have cut costs on chemical energy only to later end up spending more money than they reduced on new earthmoving equipment. This is because their machines could no longer handle the larger rock fragmentation, which is a direct result of lower spending on blasting,” says Tose.With the emphasis on conservation and making mining processes sustainable, chemical energy also becomes a key imperative to reducing a mine’s carbon footprint. Implementing alternate ways into mining processes which help save, reuse and recycle energy and oil will cut costs further but also contribute positively to the environment.The company states: “AEL’s Surface Bulk Emulsions is one of the best researched and developed formulations currently in the market. The Eco range of products has been developed to optimise blast results delivering value throughout the surface mining sector. Eco emulsions incorporates used oil in the fuel phase as a non-detonable emulsion  because it only becomes an explosive once its sensitised.”“It is important for us as an industry to be responsive to change. We need to be innovative and sensitive to our surroundings. By doing so we will be able to produce optimised blasts which not only save us time and money but also focus on environmental sustainability and improving the way mining is conducted throughout the world,” concludes Tose.last_img read more

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ZEBRAS BEAT SCANDI DREAMTEAM Jicha and Palicka for new Kiels victory

← Previous Story KN: UWE GENSHEIMER TO THW KIEL? Next Story → EHF CL: Kielce with +12 over Porto Filip Jichahandballhandball match Kim Andersson returned to Kiel where he had his glory days, but with his KIF Kolding – they are leaving defeated 29:26 (12:14). Andersson had only one goal, which was not enough to help KIF Kolding rally for a point in Kiel. Despite his performance, KIF Kolding had lead at some stages of the match, but in the end Andreas Palicka was brilliant on THW Kiel’s goal saving important shots (17 saves), which brought the second hard-fought victory after winning in Plock. Filip Jicha scored 11 goals for the winning team. THW Kiel:Sjöstrand), Palicka (1.-28., 31.-60., 17/2 saves); Toft Hansen (1), Sigurdsson, Wiencek (1), Ekberg (5/2), Lauge (4), Zeitz, Jallouz, Klein (4), Jicha (11/3), Vujin (3); Trainer: Gislason KIF Kolding-Kopenhagen):Hvidt (17/2 saves), Westphal (n.e.); Karlsson (9/3), Boesen (2), Laen (1), K. Andersson (1), Jörgensen, L. Andersson (n.e.), Spellerberg (4/1), Pedersen (n.e.), Hundstrup (4), Ravn (n.e.), Viudes, Boldsen, Rocas (5/1); Trainer: Kronborg read more

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There was one winner of last nights €25 million Lotto jackpot

first_img By Cormac Fitzgerald 34,294 Views Short URL Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 8:41 AM Image: Shutterstock/Lukas Gojda Image: Shutterstock/Lukas Gojda https://jrnl.ie/4521718 Share257 Tweet Email1 ONE LUCKY WINNER picked up the top prize in the Lotto last night. A punter who bought the ticket in Louth won the jackpot in last night’s draw.They picked up a cool €2,497,727. The win comes following a family syndicate last week picking up €175 million in the Euromillions. They picked up their prize on Friday. The winners from the Naul in north Dublin described themselves as a “very close family” and pledged to split the win between different members.Last night’s winning numbers were 1 3 7 27 31 44 and the bonus number was 19. 14 Comments There was one winner of last night’s €2.5 million Lotto jackpot A punter who bought the ticket in Louth won the jackpot in last night’s draw. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 3rd 2019, 8:41 AM last_img read more

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Update on Randy Orton following SummerSlam main event against Brock Lesnar on Sunday in…

first_img Braun Strowman Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Since Brock isn’t scheduled to appear on RAW tonight, I can see Mick and Stephanie announce that Brock is suspended for his actions. Now Playing Up Next Dragon Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles unknown Comments are closed. August 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship August 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm I’m not the type of guy who hates on everything, but that was a strange ending. If Brock went off script and did that on his own, then he should be fired. I don’t care how big of a draw he is. If that was supposed to happen, then we’ll have to wait and see where it goes. Regardless, it was a lousy way to end what’s supposed to be the second-biggest PPV of the year. Now Playing Up Next Jaime Miguel 5 COMMENTS WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img J™ August 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Why would Steph suspend Brock?She couldn’t be happier that her talent beat the shit out of SD’s talent and also F5-ed her own brother in the center of the ring Brock Lesnar August 22, 2016 at 11:18 am No suprise if he shot on him in the ring what are they going to do? Orton made comments about his steroids in a recent promo. That said Jim Cornette once warned Brock that people can’t beat him in a fight so they will just shoot him in the face. That was after he picked JC’s wife up by her new piercings. Facebook Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Videos Articles Impact World Champion Brian Cage undergoing stem cell treatment for injured back WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury August 22, 2016 at 9:47 am Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? i kinda feel like that wasn’t supposed to happen brock probably was sending conor mcgregor a message IKILLU WhatsApp WWE.com announced late Sunday night that Randy Orton received 10 staples to close a laceration on his forehead following his match at SummerSlam with Brock Lesnar.If you missed it, Lesnar threw a series of elbows and blows to the head of Orton towards the end of the SummerSlam main event on Sunday night that busted open Orton quickly.Your winner by TKO in this #SummerSlam main event is @BrockLesnar! @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/BItVUwwMqc— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 22, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar?last_img read more

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Big Als bowling center rolling into Boise

first_imgVancouver-based Big Al’s is expanding to Boise, Idaho, where the company plans to break ground next month on its third bowling center in the Meridian Town Center retail development on farmland near the city. “It’s been a successful business. That’s why we’ve launched into more of a growth stage,” said Daniel Kirkwood, vice president of Big Al’s developer, Kirkwood & Kirkwood Inc. He said the company is looking for a fourth location in the Puget Sound region. Big Al’s has few competitors in the category of new bowling centers. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities cater to a broad demographic of younger adults, seniors and families. Kirkwood expects an August 2012 opening for the Boise Big Al’s, which will offer the same activities available at the chain’s two existing centers in east Vancouver and Beaverton, Ore. However, unlike the existing single-story centers, the Boise site will be two stories tall. The Big Al’s in Boise will offer 42 lanes of bowling, a sports bar and grill and a video arcade with 180 player positions. Four Vancouver families are the private owners of Big Al’s. They include: Daniel Kirkwood and his wife, Melissa; Daniel’s parents, Al and Sandee Kirkwood; Daniel’s sister and husband, Kelley and Dean Gaylor; and Steve and JoMarie Hansen.last_img read more

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Trump to discuss Cuba policy in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Trump is visiting Miami to discuss a “change in policy” with Cuba.He is scheduled to speak at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana, Friday.The president is expected to roll back some of former president Obama’s changes to relations between the two countries.Changes could include tightening some restrictions on those who travel to or do business with Cuba. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Epsons 500 USBC glasses are second screens for your phone

first_img Tags Share your voice Epson’s new glasses don’t look normal. But they’re aiming for helping people with closed captioning at lower costs. Sarah Tew/CNET I’m putting a funky pair of wide-lens glasses on my head. But through them, I see a big screen. It’s the Samsung phone next to me. It’s a computer-monitor-size desktop. I use the phone as a trackpad. I open a web browser, and try reading an article. What if I had a keyboard and filed a story on this thing? Epson’s new smart glasses are a second-screen USB-C-connected way to run apps from a phone. There will be more like this.Qualcomm now supports USB-C connected VR and AR headsets on phones with Snapdragon processors. The Epson Moverio BT-30C is exactly that. Unlike previous Epson smart glasses — and there have been many — which used necessary and clunky Android-powered packs, these glasses can be run via a Snapdragon 845 or 855 phone. Which allows the glasses to be lighter, and lowers the cost.05-epson-smartglassesEpson’s glasses plugged into a phone. Sarah Tew/CNET To what end? The glasses project a crisp, surprisingly bright display in both eyes, which fills a decent field of view and could be used to watch movies, use apps — or play back captioning. Epson’s already partnering with the National Theater in London to serve captions up at live shows. At a lower cost and easier setup, these glasses could do the job better.While the real world can be seen around the floating display, a clip-on included pair of shades can create the feel of a private viewing room, too. The screen is technically 1,280×720 with a 23-degree field of view, which makes some details hard to see, but the resolution seemed crisper than it sounds.Epson also touts its Moverio glasses as superior drone displays for hands-free remote viewing. Whether you’re into smart glasses and drones is up to you, but these are a little glimpse of the types of gradually more affordable glasses that could be coming from other companies, too. Qualcomm Augmented reality (AR) Samsung 0 Post a comment Wearable Techlast_img read more

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Tim Tebow held a baseball circus today

first_imgTim Tebow held his much-hyped workout for interested major league baseball teams today at USC’s Dedeaux Field. Packed with curious onlookers and mostly skeptical scouts, the whole thing had a WWE feel to it.Today In The Herd, Colin spoke with Speak for Yourself co-host Jason McIntyre live from the circus to find out if Tebow is for real, or just a buffer version of Sidd Finch. McIntyre thought Tebow’s arm looked “Puig” like, and he didn’t embarrass himself in batting practice. Call Cooperstown and cast the bust!Colin wasn’t sure what to make of Tebow’s workout, but succinctly summed up his skepticism of Tebow’s MLB prospects.“A lot of his skills work in the NFL. Leadership can win you a game. Leadership isn’t squat when you’re facing a 97 mile an hour slider.” Check out the videos and decide for yourself.Straight from the Tim Tebow workout, @jasonrmcintyre is 100% buying Tim Tebow the baseball player. #TheHerd pic.twitter.com/0v6HLwryNG— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 30, 2016 Tim Tebow having no trouble making contact/hitting this AAA pitcher so far. Who wants to see him in the majors? pic.twitter.com/6DFzjeJjGf— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 30, 2016center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

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Facebook Data Reveals Whats Stopping Millennials From Being Loyal to Brands

first_imgNovember 2, 2016 Enroll Now for Free 4 min read Marketers can grumble all they want about non-loyal millennials, but that doesn’t change the reality that they’re going to need to adapt if they wish to capture this younger market.New data shows that 18-to-34-year-olds do in fact want to commit to specific products and companies. A recent survey by Facebook IQ of 14,700 U.S. adults and found that millennials are 1.75 times as likely as baby boomers to say that they’d like to be more loyal to brands. The survey examined sentiments and behavior related to five industries: auto insurance, airlines, hotels, grocery and restaurants.Related: Data ‘Changes a Brand From a Promise to an Outcome’Millennials have different habits and expectations than their parents’ generation. Technology allows them to move around for work, and moving is 1.44 times more likely to be a barrier to them buying auto insurance than it is for boomers. The tech-savvy younger generation also expects to be able to get in contact with brands quickly, and it turns them off when airlines and hotels aren’t readily reachable.When it comes to food, millennials seek cleanliness and healthiness. They are 2.5 times more likely than boomers to list a store’s hygiene level as a deterrent to stopping there, and they are twice as likely than boomers to cite a lack of healthy options as a barrier for dining at a restaurant.Another aspect that might stop millennials from clinging onto brands is their finances. Facebook IQ found that survey respondents who report a household income of $150,000 or more are 32 percent more likely to be loyal than those who report a household income of under $35,000.Millennials, according to the survey, were born roughly between 1982 and 1998. Many of them, especially those born in the ‘90s, have not had much time to build their careers and earn hefty salaries. This could explain why millennials are not as loyal as brands would prefer: They don’t have the money (yet). One company that looks to address this issue is Whole Foods Market with its new chain of 365 stores, designed to offer affordable products along with quality and transparency — other values that millennials prioritize.Another demographic millennials have yet to fully transition into is the parent set. The survey found that new parents are slightly more likely to be brand-loyal than non-parents across industries. Forty-two percent of parents with a child under 1 describe themselves as loyal, compared with 36 percent of people with no children.Perhaps when more millennials become parents, they will forego brand experimentation and become more loyal to hotels, restaurants and other companies that they know will provide the necessary amenities when they have their children in tow.Related: The Most Innovative Companies for Families Might Surprise YouTo be sure, while prices and parenthood play important roles in purchasing habits, ultimately a person’s relationship to a brand has more to do with positive memories associated with that brand. When Facebook IQ asked adults across economic backgrounds to describe their most beloved brands, they focused more on experience than consistency, cost or quality. Words such as “fun,” “cool,” “healthy,” “clean,” “delicious,” “innovative,” “variety,” “friendly” and “service” fell into the “experience” category.Meanwhile, the surveyors found that people who are loyal to specific companies tended to cite emotional motivators of service and trust, while those who make repeat purchases without company loyalty focus more on convenience and price.It’s important to know who your audience is, what they value and expect and what life stage they’re in. However, regardless of age or income, remember that “to achieve loyalty,” according to Facebook, “brand relationships should be up-leveled to a more emotional and experiential standing.”center_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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Heres When Apples MacBooks Could Ditch Intel

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Apple is definitely planning to move away from Intel in its MacBooks and other macOS devices. But it won’t happen anytime soon, according to a new report from long-time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.In a note to investors this week, Kuo said that he believes Apple will start using its own CPU chips for Macs starting in 2020 or 2021, according to 9to5Mac, which obtained a copy of the note. The company’s chip will be based on ARM architecture and could dramatically enhance Mac appeal, according to Kuo.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/macbooks-ditching-intel-schedule?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 MORE: Best Apple LaptopsHe noted that Apple could offer customized chips that would work well with its software and potentially bring its Mac prices down by controlling its own cost structure. Ultimately, though, he believes Apple will generate a hefty profit off the Macs when they’re running on Apple’s own chips.A report earlier this year said that Apple is indeed working on build its own chips for Macs and breaking away from Intel. The move could prove to be a problem for Intel, which has supplied chips to Apple’s computers for years. It might also fundamentally shift how Apple does business in the PC market by acquiring more control over what’s happening inside each device.MORE: Apple October Event: What to Expect from MacBook, iPadBut Kuo’s note didn’t only focus on Macs. He also said that Apple will continue to rely upon Taiwan Semiconductor for its A-series chips in the iPhone and iPad and likely wouldn’t turn to alternatives. And with Apple working on a new Apple Car, Taiwan Semiconductor will similarly get the nod for that technology, according to 9to5Mac.Of course, the notoriously secretive Apple hasn’t commented on its plans for the future, including which chips it might opt for. But Kuo is one of the more reliable Apple handicappers, so there’s a good chance he’s on to something.Credit: Laptop MagLaptops with the Longest Battery LifeWhich Laptop CPU is Right for You?How to Download and Install macOS Mojavelast_img read more

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Electronic cigarettes are illegal in Thailand

first_imgEnjoy your Thailand holiday, but please leave the electronic cigarettes at home. They’re illegal here.Bangkok, 22 September, 2017 – While electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are used around the world as a way of helping people quit smoking, travellers coming to Thailand should be aware that these devices are in fact illegal in the kingdom.Anyone found breaking this law by using an electronic cigarette – or vaping – in Thailand could be arrested and face jail time, or a fine several times the value of the illegal item(s). This applies both to foreigners and Thais.There have been recent incidents of foreign Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) SAWASDEE:center_img You can read full article here: http://www.tatnews.org/electronic-cigarettes-are-illegal-in-thailand/ LGBT International Acronym Adds a +LGBT international acronym adds a +LGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)last_img read more

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Gardening on the golf courseGardening on the golf course

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Lasher Tools, the sponsor of Saturday’s tournament, are the leading manufacturers of high quality and tough gardening, agriculture, construction, DIY and mining equipment in South Africa.They are also the only local manufacturers of hand tools in the country. A mining engineers company of Blane & Co founded the African Shovel Company in 1928 in Barlow Street, Germiston, where the first shovel was made. The manufacture of shovels was followed by picks, spades, forks, gardening and mining tools, with a work force of 64 from Sheffield to over 600 employees currently. The company was importing all their steel till 1939, when ISCOR was founded and took over as the main supplier.In 1950, they opened a second factory at what is today known as Sigma Road in Germiston. In 1971, the Norton Group took a controlling interest in African Shovel Company and was renamed Lasher Tools.The word Lasher is derived from the task of removing rock and rubble, which is called “lashing”, and the Scottish miners who came to South Africa at the turn of the century were called Lashers. The business started to grow and in 1973 the factory was opened in Ladysmith, which enabled them to supply the growing local market and still be able to export to the UK, Europe, the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and to the Pacific and Indian Islands. The group Ussher Inventions, founded in 1913 and manufacturers of the first wheelbarrow in 1922, took over Lasher Tools in 1989, making it the largest manufacture of non-mechanical tools in Africa. Today, Lasher Tools has a range of over 1200 products.The club’s local weather experts, with all the latest technology available at their disposal, were predicting a wet weekend for the golfers, which would have been more suited to gardening using a wide range of high quality tools from Lasher.This, however, did not occur and we were blessed with a perfect day of braaivleis, golf, sunny skies and Lasher Tools to assist the more agricultural players. There were teams of four players that had a range of axes to grind, some that were handpicked, others were raked together, and a few that did plenty of spade work to get a game, and some that simply took the wrong fork.The four-ball of Leon Steenkamp, Cassie Rautenbach, Jan Pretorius and Kurt Swoboda went “hoe, hoe” all the way home to a fine win with 89 points.This saw some of their handicaps being pruned by a sharp set of shears expertly used by the handicapper. The second team home of Heinz Habermann, Belinda Meyer, Adelene and Bransby Niemach, some wearing long hose and fittings as well as a sprinkler of good fortune, hammered down the final couple of holes to finish with a well-played 88 points. Third place went to Gia Bozza, Luke Cockraft, George Ashi and Shimanga Shezi with a finely chiselled 87 points. The ‘most golf’ – who were seen slashing in the rough with machetes trying to bolster their score, but unfortunately ended up throwing in the trowel – were Stuart Hanlon, Ettienne de Pindray, Roy Gibbons and Steve Dixon.There were eight two-club winners, with Bransby winning the ‘longest drive’ on the 1st, and Leon Steenkamp and Ntokozo Cebekhulu taking the ‘nearest the pin’ prizes at the 11th and 12th respectively. The impromptu braai was well supported after golf and I believe that a crowbar was needed to pry some of the regulars loose from the festivities. Well done to all the winners over the weekend and don’t forget that the ‘100 Club’ draw will be held on Friday at 6.30pm. There will be a supper of succulent slow-roasted pork served with a delicious apple sauce, a variety of spring vegetables, and malva pudding with either ice cream or custard, all for just R75 a person.The golf section would like to thank Martin Coetzee from Lasher Tools for a well-organised day and the generous sponsorship that went with it, for if it were not for our fantastic sponsors, we would certainly struggle to fill the course with players. Have a great week and see you at the club.FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS:OCTOBER 1 – SELO PILLAY GOLF DAY; OCTOBER 2 – MORTIMER TOYOTA LEAGUE (BRING & BRAAI AFTER); OCTOBER 8 – CMD GOLF DAY; OCTOBER 15 – LADYSMITH CONSTRUCTION MONTHLY MUG; OCTOBER 22 – LADYSMITH HIGH SCHOOL GOLF DAY.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Why not join us there?last_img read more

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China opens new route to Tibet via Nathu La for Indian pilgrims

first_imgChina opened a new route along the Himalayan Nathu La Pass for pilgrims from India travelling to Tibet, in a step to further promote religious exchanges between the two countries.The first group, consisting of 43 Indian nationals entered Tibet autonomous region via the pass, starting a 12-day pilgrimage to the sacred religious sites of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in Ngari prefecture.Upon their arrival, the local authorities’ provided the pilgrims with free jackets, backpacks and blankets.“This new route is safer, more convenient and more comfortable than the former one,” said the Vice Chairman of the Tibet Regional Government, Dong Mingjun, at the pass. It will shorten the pilgrimage time from more than 20 days to about eight, he added.China’s ambassador to India, Le Yucheng, said the pass was the result of a consensus reached by both Chinese and Indian leaders when the Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India in September. Le believes that it will promote mutual understanding and communication between the peoples of the two countries. He travelled from New Delhi to Nathu La Pass for the occasion.“We hope to use this opportunity to strengthen strategic mutual trust between China and India, expand co-operation in all fields, promote people-to-people and cultural exchanges, properly handle our divergences, boost common development, and take the bilateral relations of our two countries to a new historical level,” Le added.About 250 pilgrims in five groups of 50 are expected to travel to Tibet along the new route this year. Among the first group, some pilgrims had dropped out for health related issues. Another 18 groups of 60 pilgrims will undertake the pilgrimage along the old route.last_img read more

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