Next Reuters OsakaSeptember 23, 2019UPDATED: September 23, 2019 09:37 IST Naomi Osaka had lost the finals in Tokyo in 2016 and 2018 (Naomi Osaka Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3 in the Toray Pan Pacific finalOsaka became the first Japanese player to win the title since Kimiko Date in 1995This win has helped Osaka stay on course to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in ShenzhenNaomi Osaka’s victory marked a return to the ruthless form that had helped the world number four claim last year’s US Open crown before her Australian Open success in January.Naomi Osaka lifted her first trophy since winning the Australian Open in January, blasting past Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final on Sunday.Her victory marked a return to the ruthless form that helped world number four Osaka claim last year’s US Open crown before her Melbourne success, with the 21-year-old not dropping a set all week in Osaka, Japan.”I just wanted to win this really bad,” Osaka, who has endured several lows this season and sacked two coaches in the space of seven months, told a news conference.’It’s really special for me to win here.’Some words by your @torayppo champion @Naomi_Osaka_ pic.twitter.com/TDEweHTKv7WTA (@WTA) September 22, 2019She became the first Japanese player to win the title since Kimiko Date in 1995. It is also Osaka’s first title in the country of her birth – she lost finals in Tokyo in 2016 and 2018 – and fourth in her career.”I think what I learned from this tournament is just to focus every point, and just to have really positive energy,” Osaka added.Osaka relied on her powerful serve and groundstrokes to break world number 41 Pavlyuchenkova early in the contest and cruise through the opening set.Osaka started the second set in similarly dominant fashion but Pavlyuchenkova saved three break points to hold for 2-4.advertisementHowever, there was no denying Osaka as she closed out the match on her third matchpoint and stayed on course to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Naomi OsakaFollow Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaFollow Pan Pacific Open Naomi Osaka becomes 1st Japanese to win Pan Pacific Open since Kimiko Date in 1995Naomi Osaka’s victory marked a return to the ruthless form that had helped the world number four claim last year’s US Open crown before her Australian Open success in January.advertisement
More than $1.2-million was returned to the provincial treasury in 2008-09 through the province’s annual disposal of surplus Crown property. The province’s Surplus Crown Property Disposal Report was tabled today, Oct. 15, in the legislature. It outlines how surplus materials were disposed of during the 2008-09 fiscal year. The Computers for Schools Program received hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of used computer equipment from the province. The equipment will be refurbished and put into schools throughout Nova Scotia. The list of donated equipment this year includes 1,987 computer CPUs and 212 laptops, plus hundreds of pieces of assorted equipment such as keyboards, monitors, printers, drives, docking stations, speakers and computer mice. “In the computer world it takes about 15 nanoseconds for equipment to get out of date,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Keeping our gear up to date is crucial for vital government services but, thanks to the Computers for Schools Program, the retired equipment is still providing benefits to our students and teachers around the province. Although the Computers for Schools Program is the main beneficiary of used government equipment, many smaller, non-profit organizations request and receive surplus items of all types. Chairs, tables, desks, and filing cabinets are the most common donations, but the report outlines a wide variety of donations to 77 different non-profit organizations. These range from the small (an in/out box to the Inverness Development Association), to the medium (a ride-on lawnmower to the Upper Hammonds Plains Cemetery Committee), to the large (a tractor to the Cape Breton Federation of Agriculture). David Dewar, curator of the Wallace and Area Museum, said donations through the Surplus Crown Property Act have been vital to his operation. “We were at the limit as to what we could spend so these donations have been a big help,” said Mr. Dewar. “Our building is the home of an old shipyard owner, filled with interesting items that we were unable to store properly. The donated equipment will help us do a better job of protecting and presenting our wonderful collection.” The report provides details of the $1,395,582.57 in gross revenue raised by surplus sales. Public auctions($908,859.72) were the largest revenue generators, followed by land sales ($467,003.95). Surplus items are distributed under the authority of the Surplus Crown Property Disposal Act. All profits are used to help pay down the provincial debt. The report is available on the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/publications/SCPDR_2008-9.pdf
Operation Smile and Tony Hawk will launch a new video on January 10 sharing the story of how a smile can change forever.Tony Hawk and Operation SmileThe Change Forever campaign is designed to make a lasting impact for children born with clefts each and every day, who are often unable to speak or eat properly and are shunned and ostracized from their community. Every child – no matter where they are born – deserves access to safe surgical care.The Change Forever campaign marks 30 years of Operation Smile, and will feature an online and social media campaign featuring world-renowned athlete Tony Hawk, which encourages individuals to take a pledge, share their smile, and help create greater awareness of the issue of clefting and the impact a smile can have in changing forever the life of a child.The campaign will also feature transformational stories and 30 years of global insights by the people who have been touched by Operation Smile, including the organization’s celebrity Smile Ambassadors such as Roma Downey, Jessica Simpson, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Zachary Levi, Giuliana Rancic, Donald Trump, Jr., Billy Bush and so many others.“A smile is truly a platform to change everything,” said Bill Kliewer, CEO of Operation Smile. “We’ve treated children in some of the world’s hardest to reach places and given them new lives. Over the last 30 years, we’ve made incredible progress training doctors to provide safe surgery and quality care in the developing world, and building medical capacity in our partner countries. However, we must redouble our efforts. There are too many preventable deaths for children with clefts, and there are too many children dying because they have no access to safe surgery.”With the help of medical volunteers from over 80 countries and generous supporters who share a vision to save children’s lives, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations, and over 200,000 free reconstructive surgeries worldwide. With as little as $240 dollars, a surgery that can take as few as 45 minutes can transform the life of a child forever.Operation Smile is dedicated to creating self-sufficiency in developing countries by training local doctors and medical professionals who are then empowered to treat their own local communities year-round. Over the course of its history, Operation Smile has strengthened local healthcare infrastructures and built medical capacity while working closely with local communities, ministries of health, and governments. In this way, Operation Smile has served as a catalyst for tens of thousands more surgeries through its medical training and surgical programs that are creating sustainability with partner countries. Operation Smile also engages in research and maternal, newborn and child health initiatives to help prevent the occurrence of cleft and educate families on how to best care for children born with facial deformities. Operation Smile’s programs have a permanent impact, so every child born with a cleft can receive not only surgery, but related care, such as speech therapy, to help them reach their full potential.To find out more about Tony Hawk’s video, click here.
The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding Holocaust survivors, held its annual benefit dinner on November 21, 2016, at Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.Jason Biggs Hosts The Blue Card’s annual galaCredit/Copyright: Patrick McMullan/The Blue CardHosted by Broadway stage and film actor Jason Biggs, the theme of this year’s benefit was “Broadway Salutes The Blue Card.” It featured a cocktail reception, seated dinner and performances by Broadway, television and film stars Linda Lavin, Tom Nelis and the cast of the upcoming Broadway play “Indecent” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel.The evening included the presentation of awards to individuals dedicated to supporting the needs of Holocaust survivors and advancing human rights worldwide. This year, The Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Social Justice was presented to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer by author and journalist Kati Marton.The Irene Hizme Tikkun Olam Award was presented to Brooke Goldstein, human rights lawyer and founder of the Lawfare Project, and the Max L. Heine Humanitarian Award was presented to Leo Rechter, founder and president of the National Association of Jewish Child Holocaust Survivors (NAHOS). Additional honorees included New York City Council, accepted by City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and stage, film and television actor Mimi Lieber, The Blue Card President Emeritus.“The Blue Card is proud to recognize Senator Schumer, Brooke Goldstein, the New York City Council, Mimi Lieber and Leo Rechter, for their dedication to raising awareness of the current plight of Holocaust survivors in the United States who are so critically in need of financial assistance,” said Masha Pearl, Executive Director of The Blue Card. “For those individuals that survived the atrocities of the Holocaust, many are struggling to make ends meet in the face of a growing number of medical issues, the rising cost of living and challenges navigating the health systems. The mission of The Blue Card, to help survivors live their remaining years in dignity, is incredibly time-sensitive as at least 50 percent of Holocaust survivors alive today will pass away within the next 10 to 20 years. We greatly appreciate the work of this year’s honorees, and are looking to the larger community to help spread awareness about those still in need.”For more information visit: www.bluecardfund.org.Last year, The Blue Card’s 2015 Annual Benefit honored Nobel Peace Prize laureate, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor the late Elie Wiesel, and was presented by Academy Award winner Michael Douglas and author and journalist Kati Marton.
APTN National NewsThe trial of a former senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been pushed back to Sept. 14, according to an Ottawa court official.Bruce Carson, who was once an acting chief of staff in the Prime Minister’s Office, was scheduled to stand trial Sept. 8 on a charge of influence peddling.It’s unclear why the date was changed. A call to the Crown’s office was not returned.Carson was charged following an APTN National News investigation into his lobbying activities on behalf of an Ottawa-based water filtration company that had a struck a side-deal with Carson’s fiancée, a former escort. The deal guaranteed the woman a large cut of filtration system sales to First Nation reserves suffering from water woes.Carson is also facing three charges of illegal lobbying and a charge of influence peddling from a separate RCMP investigation into his activities on behalf of the Canada School of Energy and Environment (CSEE) and the Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC).Carson headed the CSEE which was given $15 million by the Harper government.Carson was deeply involved in helping promote Canada’s tar sands and developing a national energy strategy.Carson once brought an escort to a party at the prime minister’s residence on 24 Sussex Dr. The escort, who had been previously deported from the United States following a criminal conviction for involvement in a prostitution ring, struck up a conversation about underwear with Harper during the party. Harper reportedly firstname.lastname@example.org@APTNNews
Kent DriscollAPTN NewsIt is cheaper to fly to another country than it is to Nunavut.If you live in the territory, you’ve heard this lament, and it is true. A one-way fare from Ottawa to London, England tomorrow would cost $850. A flight from Ottawa to Iqaluit on the same day starts at $940.This has Nunavummiut worried, as they await the merger of the North’s two largest airlines, Canadian North and First Air.The federal government has approved the merger, provided the airlines follow 31 regulations and restrictions designed to maintain the status quo with Nunavut’s air travel.For the customers, that status quo was pretty expensive to begin with.“It is very expensive for me, as a single mother,” explained Jenny Ell of Iqaluit. “It’s very hard to try to leave with my children, because it’s so expensive. To leave from Ottawa to overseas, it’s cheaper to do that than from Ottawa to here, and that’s kinda not fair.”Both airlines are currently owned by Inuit corporations, one from Nunavik and another from Northwest Territories, that claim saving money on operating costs will make the airline more efficient.The 31 conditions attached to the merger are supposed to make sure prices don’t rise, but are all but guaranteed to eliminate seat sales and even the most basic of competition.Adam Arreak-Lightstone, an Iqaluit MLA, wonders if company savings will be passed on to the customers.“I share a lot of concerns like many Nunavummiut have expressed,” he told APTN News. “I understand there are many effencies when it comes to a merger, but on the other hand, I’m not completely convinced of the new airline passing on those effencies to the customer.”In Nunavut, every community is a fly-in community. To live in Nunavut is to be dependent on the airlines, whether waiting for cargo or hoping to travel.Kathy Hanson is concerned; she knows she has no choice.“I’m a little bit worried,” said the long-time Iqaluit resident. “Right nw it’s pretty costly to head out anywhere, in the North or in the South. Of course, living on an island, we have no choice but to fly out.The Competition Bureau of Canada called the merger a “monopoly” and recommended it be declined. The federal cabinet went ahead and approved it.Now, Nunavummiut are waiting for the other shoe to drop, and are wondering if these limits and rules keep airfare at the status email@example.com@KentDriscoll
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Light Horse Association (NPLHA) is holding their Annual Stacy Memorial Silent Auction Fundraiser.The NPLHA is a local not for profit, a member-run equestrian facility that’s goal is to promote skill in horsemanship, in both adults and juniors alike. The Silent Auction is in honour of member Stacy Michalski Ollenberger who passed away unexpectantly on November 4, 2015.The NPLHA shares that in Stacy’s quest of obtaining normalcy, she revived the Horse Show in 2012. Through her illness, she realized an appreciation of community and friends, therefore believing in paying it forward. In Stacy’s memory and to remind NPLHA members and the community of her commitment to the NPLHA a portion of the proceeds from the silent auction will be donated back into the community, to help a local school’s breakfast program this fall.The Auction has raised $5,904.51 of its $8,000.00 goal with new items being added to the silent auction daily. To view the Auction; CLICK HERE
Rabat – The Spanish giants Malaga have started negotiations with AC Milan over the transfer of Morocco’s international player Hachim Mastour.A report by Spanish Daily AS said that Malaga is attempting to convince the Italian Serie A to allow the 17-year old rising star to leave on a season-long loan, with an option to purchase, which would range between 4 and 5 million Euros.AS said that Malaga are keen on signing Hachim Mastour to offset the move of Sergi Darder whose transfer to Lyon for EUR 12 million will be soon made official. Hachim Mastour made six appearances for Italy’s under-16 Division, and he is yet to make his senior debut for Milan in a competitive game.However, he is regarded as San Siro Club’s brightest young prospect. He has been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and FC Monaco.More recently, a report by Football Italia said the Genoa is negotiating a possible offer of EUR 5 million for the midfielder.Multiple reports suggest that AC Milan may consider Mastour’s leave on loan, in order for him to gain experience, without losing him altogether.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
Rabat – Speaking to Tokyo prosecutors during questioning, Ghosn denied underreporting his remuneration in Nissan’s securities reports, sources told the Japanese public broadcaster NHK on Sunday.The 64-year-old told prosecutors he “had no intention” of falsifying the financial statements.Ghosn reportedly argued that Nissan was responsible for salary reports. He said the Japanese carmaker “made decisions on how much pay would be declared in securities reports.” Japan arrested both Ghosn and his aide, former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly, last Monday on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn’s compensation by tens of millions of dollars over an 8-year period. Nissan also suspects Ghosn of using company funds for personal expenses as well as other financial misconduct.Sources said Nissan decided to pay Ghosn around $17 million a year, but that only half of the sum was reported in the securities report.Read also: Japan Extends Ghosn’s Custody as Financial Misconduct Scandal PersistsKelly admits post-retirement payout planGhosn is suspected of giving instructions to Kelly to report that his annual income was about $9 million, according to NHK sources.The sources added that the compensation “was arranged so that the difference between the reported sum and actual compensation, totaling about 72 million dollars, would be paid to Ghosn after his retirement as a bonus, as well as consulting and other fees.”Kelly, according to NHK, admitted yesterday that “post-retirement payouts were arranged for Ghosn.”Kelly said, “Ghosn’s post-retirement payouts didn’t need to be reported in his securities statements since they were yet to be formally arranged,” sources told NHK.Read also: Nissan Board Dismisses Carlos Ghosn as ChairmanJapan requires high-income corporate executives to report their post-retirement payouts in their securities reports when the total sum is decided.People who violate Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Act could face up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $88,500.Nissan’s board of directors ousted Ghosn as chairman and Kelly as representative director on Thursday, November 22.Ghosn is also CEO of Renault and visited Morocco in October to review Renault’s plant expansion plans. In response to Ghosn’s arrest, Renault appointed COO Thierry Bollore as temporary CEO.Read also: Renault Names Interim CEO After Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest
11 April 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against the deadly blasts that rocked Algeria, calling the “deplorable” attacks further evidence of the need for concerted global action to fight terrorism. “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist bombings that occurred today in Algeria, killing and wounding many innocent civilians in what has been reported as an attempt against the Prime Minister,” a spokesperson for Mr. Ban said in a statement. “The Secretary-General believes this deplorable incident, the latest in a series of similar attacks in the Maghreb region as a whole, shows the need for concerted international action against terrorism which has the effect of undermining the normal functioning of societies and disrupting the lives of ordinary people,” spokesperson Marie Okabe said. Earlier this year, in an address to the General Assembly, Mr. Ban said terrorism “strikes against everything the United Nations stands for” and called the fight against the scourge “our common mission.”
. “No one knows how far this terrorism will reach and how it will end,” Michel Aoun said in his address to the General Assembly’s annual debate. While Lebanon had been one of the phenomenon’s earliest targets, the Government has prevented anyone from crossing the “red line” of national security and stability. Indeed, despite terrorists’ abilities to organize in some towns and cities, Lebanon had been able to eliminate cells, as had recently been seen in its victories against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) along the border with Syria. When the war began in Syria, he continued, Lebanon had been able to preserve its unity despite severe political divisions it was experiencing. “The Lebanese people have proven that they are humanitarian and responsible,” Mr. Aoun said noting that they had welcomed Syrian refugees, sharing food, schools and other resources with them. Nevertheless, waves of displacement and refugees had increased Lebanon’s population by 50 per cent, he said, citing severe overcrowding, a deteriorating economic situation and increased crime. More dangerous was the fact that terrorists had taken shelter among the refugees, making the need to resettle displaced persons to their homelands urgent. Mr. Aoun stressed that Lebanon distinguished between “voluntary” and “safe” return, based on the reasons for displacement. In cases of individual asylum for political reasons, political refugees would voluntarily decide when to return, with acceptance by the host country. Lebanon considers the collective asylum taking place in its territory – for economic and security reasons – as displacement, rather than asylum, as it had not received host country acceptance, and thus, constituted “population invasion.” Noting that conflicts trapped the Middle East in poverty and turned it into a “hotbed of extremism,” he said any solution should be accompanied by economic and social measures aimed at achieving growth and improving social conditions for young people. He called on the UN to seriously consider establishing a “joint Eastern market.” Full statement available here
Tim Murphy is fearless when it comes to conquering the fear and anxiety his students come up against.If that means acting a little silly, so be it says the Brock Psychology professor who for more than 20 years has taught the Introductory Statistics and Research Methods course to thousands of students, many of whom approach the course with trepidation.He enlists a variety of creative teaching methods to help take the edge off of challenging course work. That includes standing in front of classes coaxing students to join him in a round of jingle singing — his way of reinforcing one of the basic course concepts that often stumps students.He also holds ‘stats improv’ sessions in which students pitch their best questions at him to solve on the spot.“Improvising on questions from students does two things — it demonstrates the process and shows students that there is no magic involved, and it also lets them see what happens when you make mistakes,” he says. “I like to think that I bring a little enjoyment to my students. As a teacher, you have to find a way to enjoy what you’re doing because if you don’t enjoy what you do, how can anyone enjoy doing it with you?”Murphy, the 2018 recipient of the Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching, shared these strategies and other teaching insights during an address at the 12th annual Tribute to Teaching reception held recently by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI).Murphy’s single-most important teaching principle is to establish an equal playing field with students to help them understand their role and responsibility in being part of a university’s community of scholars.“I still clearly remember being a new student in the fall of 1977 and attending an introduction to university session. We were told ‘this isn’t high school anymore, this is about being part of a community of scholars.’ That stuck with me,” he said.Murphy also cautions teachers not to waste time and energy lamenting that too many students are coming out of high school ill-prepared for university studies. Instead, he encourages his colleagues to focus attention on training “the people we are given” by developing new and accessible learning tools and resources.This year’s celebration of teaching excellence featured the presentation of five awards across three categories to recognize outstanding contributions by Brock teachers.Divya Joshi and Brian de Ruiter were co-winners of the Clarke Thomson Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching.Over the last 12 years, Joshi has taught undergraduate and graduate students in her roles as a teaching assistant, lab demonstrator and course instructor. She teaches some of the most difficult courses in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences curricula including second- and third-year Biostatistics. Her teaching style allows students to develop strong, independent learning skills they can apply as they move on to any healthcare profession.A sessional instructor since 2008, de Ruiter has been teaching across multiple academic units at Brock, including the Centre for Digital Humanities, Department of History, the Centre of Intercultural Studies and the Centre for Canadian Studies. As the instructor of the online content credit course, Being Human in a Digital World, with enrolments of up to 700 students, students praise de Ruiter for helping them to realize their individual impact and contributions to a variety of global issues.Aleksandar Necakov and Rebecca MacPherson were named co-recipients of the Excellence in Teaching for Early Career Faculty Award.Necakov, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences since 2016, teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate students. He spent the past two years organizing the first-ever Brock University team to participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where Brock was awarded a bronze medal.MacPherson, has been a Department of Health Sciences Assistant Professor since 2016. In her first year of teaching at Brock, she established a partnership between Brock and McMaster Medical School to provide students in the Human Anatomy and Human Pathology course the opportunity for hands-on experiential interaction with real human specimens in the McMaster Medical School cadaver lab.Nancy Cook, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, received the Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes. For the past 10 years, Cook has taught the first-year Introduction to Sociology course, one of the largest courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences. With class sizes of a maximum of 495 students, Cook is committed to helping students understand the subtle and diverse structure of the social world.Anna Lathrop, Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Success, congratulated the winners while recognizing all of the teaching colleagues in attendance, including many past award winners, for their dedication and commitment to learning at Brock. She also thanked CPI for its outstanding support to Brock’s approximately 600 faculty and 19,000 students.“This is one of the highlights of my year when I come together with like-minded colleagues who care deeply about teaching, research and the student experience,” she said. “It takes a university as a community to value and celebrate teaching.”Award recipients each receive a framed certificate and a monetary prize.
THERE WAS A 70 per cent increase in the volume of complaints to the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman last year.Paul Kenny’s annual report for 2012 shows 2,189 disputes being referred to his office last year, an increase from 1,221 the year before.Kenny said his office was able to deal with the workload despite not having gained any extra staff in the last number of years.In his report, he wrote that this arrangement was “not ideal, given that the number of complaints and enquiries is increasing.”He also expressed concern about the length of time it was taking to process each complaint.The average complaint now takes 127 weeks to fully complete an investigation, an increase from 113 weeks in 2011 and 81 weeks the previous year.“Unfortunately, this is a direct result of the staffing embargo, over which he have no control,” he said.The number of phone calls to the office – which often included queries from the public seeking advice on pension plans – more than doubled, from 822 to 1,705.Social protection minister Joan Burton paid tribute to the work of the office.“I note that the Office resolves many of the complaints at an early stage without putting people through unnecessary expense – an approach that I completely support,” she said.The report is likely to be the last produced by the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman, which was earmarked for a merger with the office of the Financial Services Ombudsman in the recent OECD report on Ireland’s pensions system.Kenny was due to retire this summer but is to remain in the office to oversee the merger process.Burton suggested that any formal review of the state’s pensions systems following the OECD report – which could include the introduction of mandatory pensions – until the final court ruling in the case brought by the Waterford Crystal workers.Earlier this year the European Court of Justice ruled that EU member states have an obligation to fund the pension schemes of private sector workers if their pension funds have become insolvent.The case is now due back before the High Court for a final ruling.Read: EU’s top court says Ireland must pay Waterford Crystal pensions
AdChoices广告 Back at ces a couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to see the OnStar mobile app in action with a pre-production model of the Chevy Volt. Now that the Volt is on the roads and the OnStar mobile app works with a number of other GM vehicles, more and more people know the joy of being able to start your car, lock or unlock your doors, flash your lights, and even check your vehicle’s health from your iPhone, Android phone, or BlackBerry.GM announced this week that they were expanding the mobile app services to 14 additional vehicles, including the 2010 Cadillac DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV and EXT, the Buick Enclave and Lucerne, the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, and Acadia, and the Chevrolet Impala, Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe, and Traverse. This list is unfortunately dominated by large SUVs – the kind people are less inclined to buy at times like now when gasoline prices are high, but it’s good news for smartphone lovers who love their cars nonetheless. Owners of these new vehicles will be able to install the mobile app on their devices and use it to interface with their cars from anywhere they have cellular service, even if it’s on the other side of the world. GM said that there are even plans to expand navigation services to the mobile app, so drivers can search for destinations using their phone and then send it to their vehicle’s on-board OnStar device.
How would you like to build Lego sculptures for a living? One of the coolest job listings in the country has just opened up in Florida for the Legoland amusement park. If you think it sounds monotonous, it actually isn’t just about snapping plastic blocks together for eight or more hours per day.In fact, according to the Legoland website, “master model builders” are treated like royalty. In addition to helping with the construction of many larger-than-life displays, they are required to check on existing sculptures to make sure they meet safety and durability standards, and also help conceptualize and plan future displays and creations.In addition to all that, the lucky candidate will become a PR representative for Legoland and, by extension, the Lego brand. He or she will appear on numerous TV specials, be interviewed for magazines and newspapers, etc. To that end, the job includes a lot of travel both nationally and internationally.In other words, this is not an ordinary 9-5 job. As you might imagine, there will be countless applicants for the position, and Legoland has a process with which to whittle down the candidates. Applicants need to send in their resume as soon as possible because the lucky batch of prospects will be invited to the park in early December where they will perform a series of “skills tests” to evaluate their Lego prowess.As for the requirements, all that is needed is a high school diploma or GED, along with a good driving record and flexible schedule. Previous experience with building awesome Lego creations is, of course, recommended. The one who gets the job will be expected to report to work on January 1, 2013. This dream job does not have a dream salary — just $12 per hour — but if you love Lego, you’re getting paid to do what you love, and you can’t put a price on that.The job description is available here (PDF).via Legoland Florida
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has addressed the possibility of Greeks abroad having a say in Greek elections.In an interview on ANT1, Nikos Hadjimanikolaou confronted the PM directly, saying that members of the diaspora have concerns about why he is not giving them the right to vote in national elections from abroad.“To my knowledge, a committee was set up as an initiative of the Interior Minister with distinguished experts … with the findings set to be discussed in Parliament,” Mr Tsipras said.“The findings foresee the possibility of voting in the diaspora, but through a system where Greeks who live, for example, in faraway destinations … in America, Australia, Africa, will have the ability to elect their own MPs through a system that will take them into consideration.”READ MORE: Should the diaspora vote?However the PM was clear in stating that while Greeks abroad may be given a say, they will not have the ability to affect the balance of power, which will stay with Greeks living in the country.“Greeks who live in Greece have more reason to shape policies, because they are the ones who live these policies daily.”READ MORE: Community divided over Greek vote Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook News https://twitter.com/TJMShow/status/1096397481028608001 Janet Jackson To Headline Tom Joyner Foundation’s 20th Fantastic Voyage Janet Jackson On Board For 20th Fantastic Voyage janet-jackson-headline-tom-joyner-foundations-20th-fantastic-voyage “I’m proud of a lot of things we’ve accomplished on the Tom Joyner Morning Show,” said Joyner, “but I think I’m most proud of all the students we’ve helped stay in school for the last 20 years, and our biggest fundraiser for HBCUs is the Fantastic Voyage cruise.”With 13 GRAMMY nominations, R&B/Gospel singer Charlie Wilson stands out among the previous nominees in the announcement. Others include Kem, Mase, MC Lyte, Sheila E., War, and Brian Courtney Wilson.Check out the full list, which includes emerging DJs and many more memorable artists such as Biz Markie, Midnight Star and the S.O.S. Band.Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’: For The RecordRead more More GRAMMY winners cruising on the “party with a purpose” include Shirley Caesar, Maxwell and Smokie NorfulPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 22, 2019 – 4:05 pm On April 7–14, the 20th cruise of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage will ship off from Miami and tour the Caribbean with wide-ranging activities and an incredible array of musical performances planned. Headlined by Janet Jackson, the “party with a purpose” also includes Shirley Caesar, Fantasia, Maxwell, Chrisette Michele, Smokie Norful, and Fatman Scoop.In addition to concerts, enriching activities and fun, as well as Fantastic Voyage’s fundraising for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), this year a Filmmaker’s Scholarship Program in partnership with Denny’s will spotlight the work of a half dozen HBCU creatives who’ve made movies on the reality of hunger at the community level. Through the years, the Tom Joyner Foundation has awarded more than a half million dollars in scholarships, also including support for K-12 students. Twitter Email
Dabeerpura: Owing to lack of coordination between GHMC and HMWSSB, the works of the Dabeerpura nala came to a standstill about a month back. In spite of visit of Hyderabad MP, Asaduddin Owaisi recently, there appears to be no progress.As part of developmental works in Old City and for monsoon, Dabeerpura nala works were sanctioned. Following a visit of the GHMC Commissioner along with local MLA, the works were started around 3 months back at a cost of Rs 1.9 crore which includes desilting, removal of debris and constructing new pillar and a slab. “If the works of the nala were completed there will be no water logging problem during rains, in the surrounding areas. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Even on normal days, the drain gets choked and keeps overflowing all over the locality. But whenever it rains, the entire area gets flooded. But the works of the nala came to a standstill almost a month back. Even after the local MLA and Hyderabad MP along with GHMC Zonal Commissioner had a visited last week, the works are yet to get started”, said Abdul Rahman, Social Worker. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India Abdul Rahman said the desilting works of the nala were taken up around 2 months back. He alleged that the authorities took up construction works without proper removal of wastage. They are removing the accumulated waste upto 3 feet. If they remove minimum of 6-8 feet it will serve for years. With the sanctioned amount of around Rs 2 crore, the works should have been more effective,” he explained. Advertise With Us Abdul Rahman said that the works were being taken up in unscientific manner appears to be shoddy and may not survive in the coming years. “I believe there may be deviation from the original plan, even though huge amount has been sanctioned,” he added. Residents feel that when this nala can overflow in normal days, nothing can be said when it rains heavily. “Since the works are going on, the nala remained open. In the recent rains water was flowing all over the roads,” said Emraan Khan, a resident. He also said that due to the open nala, foul smell emanates and the people in surrounding areas are falling sick. Mohammed Hameed, another resident, said that it has been 3 months since the works were started. The size of the road has shrunk and local witness regular traffic jams, as it remains the main road connecting Dabeerpura and Purani Haveli”, he added.
Mouni RoyInstagramMouni Roy never fails to amaze her fans. Be it her workout videos, gorgeous outfits or hot images, the actress has always managed to leave millions of her fans awestruck.On Thursday (June 27), the Naagin actress shared a photo of hers sitting by the poolside. In the image, she can be seen flaunting her curves in a black and white bikini while holding her wet hair in her hand. The Brahmastra actress surely does know how to keep her fans hooked to her Instagram page.Recently, the Gold actress was in news for the wrong reasons when she stepped out for the special screening of Bharat movie in an unusually fuller lips. The diva faced the wrath of online users for allegedly going under the knife yet again. In the past, there have been several reports about Mouni surgically enhancing her lips but the actress had categorically denied the reports.Meanwhile, the Brahmastra actress was seen in the grand finale episode of popular supernatural show Naagin 3. Mouni had been the lead actress in the first and second instalment of the top rated show and hence fans are quite excited to watch her return on the small screen. Also, the episode with the entire cast of the seasons is expected to be high on drama and leave viewers enthralled.Post-Naagin 2, Mouni made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold and was recently seen in RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter alongside John Abraham. She also has a big-ticket Brahmastra produced by Dharma Production that has an ensemble cast including Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.
Answer Scripts of a public exam. Prothom Alo File PhotoAs many as 25 answer scripts of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination were recovered from Sonarpotti road in Joypurhat on Thursday night.The answer copies were of this year’s English 1st paper exam under Rajshahi secondary and higher secondary education board, reports UNB.Joypurhat police station officer-in-charge Mominul Haque said three passers-by found those answer scripts lying on the road and handed over to police.A general dairy (GD) was registered with the police station in this connection, said the OC.Read More: ‘Waves’ of question paper leaks hit childrenRead More: ‘Question paper leaks out of control’Read More: Govt asked to explain failure to stop SSC question paper leakRead More: 13 detained over SSC Chemistry question paper leak