UP govt suspends Allahabad SSP over killings in city

first_imgLucknow: Taking serious note of six killings in Allahabad, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday suspended Senior Superintendent of Police Atul Sharma, an official said.The decision came after three people were killed in Dhumanganj, one in Allahapur and a double murder took place in Tharwai area of Allahabad on Sunday. “The Prayagraj SSP has been suspended,” Additional Chief Secreatry (Home) Awanish Awasthi said. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has slammed the state government over the “deteriorating” law and order situation and said “Uttar Pradesh is becoming Hatya Pradesh”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”After the murder of a journalist and his brother in Saharanpur, six killings took place in the past 12 hours in Prayagraj (Allahabad). Due to deteriorating law and order, Uttar Pradesh is becoming ‘Hatya Pradesh’. Is this what the BJP wants UP to be identified as. When there’s no guarantee of people’s lives, then how can there be any development or faith,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. Earlier in the day, Sharma was transferred and attached to the DGP office while Special Task Force SSP Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj was made the new SSP of Allahabad.last_img read more

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Sprint Nextel posts 13B loss higher revenue in 4Q focus is on

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Peter Svensson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2013 3:16 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sprint Nextel Corp., the country’s third largest wireless carrier, on Thursday said it lost $1.3 billion in its fourth quarter, about the same as a year ago, as it revamped its network for a comeback versus bigger competitors.The company’s focus, and that of its investors, is on its long-term turnaround efforts rather than on short-term results. Sprint is selling 70 per cent of itself to Japanese carrier Softbank Corp. for $20 billion. That deal is expected to close this summer, and provide long-ailing Sprint with a much-needed infusion of capital.With Softbank’s backing, Sprint has struck a deal to buy out the other shareholders of Clearwire Corp., which operates a wireless data network. That should give Sprint more space on the airwaves and allow it to offer high broadband speeds.The Overland Park, Kan., company lost 44 cents per share in the October to December period versus 43 cents per share in the previous year.The loss was slightly smaller than analysts had predicted. The average Wall Street forecast as polled by FactSet was 46 cents per share.Revenue was $9 billion, up 3.2 per cent from $8.7 billion a year ago as customers converted from regular phones to higher-paying smartphones. It was slightly above analyst expectations at $8.9 billion.Sprint activated 2.2 million iPhones in the quarter, a record for the company, reached with the help of the new iPhone 5. The figure is far below those posted by bigger competitors AT&T and Verizon Wireless, but helps Sprint keep subscribers. It still lost a net 243,000 customers on contract-based plans in the quarter, as subscribers kept streaming off the Nextel network, which Sprint is shutting down.Network chief Steve Elfman said the upgrade of the company’s cell towers is on schedule despite the ravages of Superstorm Sandy. The company has lit up “LTE” antennas, which provide higher data speeds, in 58 cities and plans to light up another 170 in coming months. Verizon Wireless and AT&T got started on LTE earlier and have bigger networks up and running.Sprint shares slipped 7 cents to $5.70 in afternoon trading. The previously volatile shares have been trading in a relatively narrow band between $5.40 and $6 since the Softbank deal was announced in October. The price reflects what Softbank is set to pay. Sprint Nextel posts $1.3B loss, higher revenue in 4Q, focus is on network renovation, deals read more

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Outraged UN rights experts call for end to death penalty in Iran

According to Iranian officials, Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was sentenced to death for “Moharabeh” (enmity against God) for allegedly sharing information and possibly providing financial assistance to a London-based TV station supposed to be affiliated with the Mujadiheen-e Khalq (MKO) organization.Despite international appeals, Mr. Khosravi, a political prisoner, was executed on 1 June. He was originally arrested in 2008 and sentenced to six years in prison for alleged espionage, but was re-tried in 2011.“The execution of an individual for the alleged offence of transmitting information and providing financial assistance to a dissident organization is simply illegal,” said the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns. The human rights expert stressed that “the death penalty is an extreme form of punishment and, if used at all, should only be imposed for the most serious crimes, after a fair trial that respects the most stringent due process guarantees as stipulated in international human rights law.” The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, added that Mr. Khosravi’s execution shows “the complete disregard of the Iranian judicial system for international fair trial standards and due process guarantees.”For the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, “the imposition of such an extreme sentence against a political activist is an alarming signal of the restrictions to freedom of expression in Iran.” The experts further noted that the execution of Mr. Khosravi is not only contrary to international human rights law, but is also contrary to the new Islamic Penal Code, which came into force last year and prohibits the use of capital punishment for Moharebeh in cases that do not involve the use of weapons. “It is beyond comprehension that Mr. Khosravi was tried twice for the same acts and with the same evidence,” said the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed. “This is not only contrary to international human rights standards but also Iran’s domestic law.” The imposition of the death penalty against Mr. Khosravi comes days after the execution of former businessman Mah Afrid Amir Khosravi, allegedly accused of large-scale financial corruption. “The fight against corruption by no means justifies the execution of individuals on charges of embezzlement, especially when serious questions about the transparency and fairness of trials remain,” Mr. Shaheed underscored. In April, Mr. Shaheed issued a strong call on the Government of Iran to halt a scheduled execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman said to be the victim of physical and sexual assault, but who stood accused of murder. At that time, the Special Rapporteur noted with concern the spike in executions this year in Iran.More than 170 persons, including at least two women, have been executed since the beginning of 2014 and a large number of prisoners on death row risk imminent execution. Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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Dublin bus involved in a crash at College Green in Dublin

first_imgA TRAFFIC COLLISION between a Dublin Bus and another vehicle took place at College Green in Dublin this afternoon causing minor delays in the area.The gardaí confirmed that a “relatively minor accident” took place in the Trinity College/College Green area of the city centre.Two injuredTwo people were injured in the accident and both were removed to St James’ Hospital, Dublin.Two ambulances, the Dublin Fire Brigade and the gardaí attended the scene.Gardaí said there was no serious injuries and that the scene was now cleared.Read: ‘Car vs pedestrian’ and a 10-foot fall – a Saturday shift on a Dublin ambulance>Read: Debunked: Does switching off your engine when stuck in traffic save fuel?>last_img

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Shell disease challenges work to restore endangered western pond turtle

first_imgCOLUMBIA RIVER GORGE — The two western pond turtles kept trying to swim in midair as wildlife biologist Stefanie Bergh detailed the differences between the healthy turtle and the one with shell disease.For years, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its partners have been reintroducing young western pond turtles into the wild. On Tuesday morning, experts collected adult turtles suffering from shell disease — a mysterious, difficult-to-cure and sometimes fatal disorder.Experts are in the midst of a three-year effort to learn the cause of the disease and how to prevent it by collecting, treating, and studying the affected turtles and the water they live in.The program is focused on getting answers to open questions. Is it contagious? Is it hereditary? Does it affect reproduction? Is it curable?At a location in Klickitat County, researchers placed 20 traps in three different ponds. Bergh and two volunteer interns from Oregon State University checked each trap during the morning session.Not all the turtles they found were infected. As Bergh held two small turtles, she noted their health. “This is the whole goal,” Bergh said: “Healthy young wild turtles.” The healthy turtles’ shells look shiny and dark and feel hard and smooth. Other turtles with signs of shell disease look bleached and dull and felt soft and rough.last_img read more

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Four arrested for guns and ganja

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 21, 2017 – Nassau – Police say four other men are locked up for a string of incidents also from the weekend.  On Friday around 6pm Police were called to Fleming Street where a man was reported as firing of a gun in the area; officer say they saw when the man tried to get rid of the gun and then attempted to escape on foot.The gun, a 9mm Taurus pistol and 12 live rounds of ammunition was found and that man was captured and arrested.Around 3pm Saturday, two men on Crooked Island Street were arrested after a search of them turned up marijuana.  Later that same night in a separate matter on McCullough Corner, a man was arrested after a search revealed that he had marijuana too; he was said to have been acting suspiciously.  Seventy packets of the illicit drugs were found.#MagneticMediaNews#fourarrestedforgunsandganja#CrookedIslandmenarrestedforganja Related Items:#CrookedIslandmenarrestedforganja, #fourarrestedforgunsandganja, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Local Entrepreneurs Display Talents Tomorrow For Lemonade Day

first_imgJohna Beech, President of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce: “When you are cruising out and about on Saturday and you see a kid with a lemonade stand, stop by and buy one or two cups.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the past seven years, local Chambers of Commerce have been helping young residents learn the basics of entrepreneurship through Lemonade Day. This year’s event is scheduled June 9. Local children have participated in the Chambers’ building and finance workshops, learning how to create a product and a store and how to use the proceeds. Andrew Heuiser, Events & Programs Coordinator for the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “Lemonade Day is an education program for youth in the community and they learn how to start up their own business , run it, and make profits, and do what they want to with those.” Lemonade Day is a free, experimental learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.  Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some. Lemonade stands will be popping up on Saturday in front of many established local businesses in the Soldotna-Kenai area.last_img read more

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Leaked video Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki actor Aansh Arora vandalising store after

first_imgLeaked video of Aansh Arora vandalising storeInstagramA video of TV actor Aansh Arora, who was under police custody for creating ruckus at a convenience store a few days ago, shows him destroying the shop’s property.While Aansh alleged that the Ghaziabad police wrongly arrested him, and even thrashed him in the lockup, the video shows him vandalising the store. According to the Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki actor, the scuffle had started over a hotdog order, which was getting delayed.The actor had said that after he went to apologise to the store manager for his bad behaviour, he was arrested by the police, and was beaten black and blue in lockup. He has even filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission against Ghaziabad police, accusing them of wrongly beating him and his brother.”I went to Shoprix mall, Ghaziabad on May 11, and I had ordered food. After the staff told me that there will be a delay in the food, I had asked them to cancel the order. The staff behaved rudely with me and we argued over it. I got really angry and broke a few items at the shop. But I felt really guilty about the whole incident, so on May 12, around 1.30-2am, I went to apologise to them. I told them that I’m ready to pay for the damage,” he told Times of India.”I don’t understand why they took me to the police station and locked me up as if I were a criminal. The police took away our phones and didn’t even allow us to inform our parents. There were around five-six cops who thrashed me inside the lock-up with their belts. The next day, at around 10.30 am, they took my brother to another room and beat him up. They even made me count from 1-40, and each time I reached 40, they hit me. In fact, they said, ‘If you’ll miss a number, you’ll have to start again.’ When we didn’t reach home that night, our parents arrived at the same police station to file a missing person complaint, but the police misled them. However, after making inquiries our parents got to know that we were in the lock-up,” Aansh added.While the actor pleaded innocent, the police have a different story to tell, and denied the allegations of police atrocity. Police claimed that he not only destroyed store’s property, but also got physical with a cop.”When Aansh visited the store the day after the altercation, the store manager dialled 100 and a PCR van went to the spot. When the police confronted Aansh about his behaviour the preceding night,woh badtameezi karne laga, nakhun mare hain constables ko. After this, he was sent to preventive custody at the Indirapuram Police Station. His allegations of police brutality are absolutely baseless. He is doing this only to shield himself as there is proof of him creating a ruckus at the store, and breaking their monitors,” Aparna Gautam, Circle Officer, Indirapuram told the publication.Although the actor is now out on bail, the video certainly does not show him in good light. Watch the video below:last_img read more

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George RR Martin reveals shocking details about Game of Thrones prequel

first_imgGeorge RR Martin’s Game of Thrones has come to a bittersweet end with season 8. Now that the story of Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens has finally ended, the entire fandom of GoT is eagerly waiting to learn intrinsic details about its prequel. Earlier this week, Martin revealed some shocking details about the forthcoming series, which you can check below.As per our previous reports, the first prequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones is currently filming in Northern Ireland. Acclaimed author George RR Martin is serving as an executive producer of the show which is being created by Jane Goldman. The show is said to take place roughly 5,000 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones books and the subsequent TV series. It was also made clear by the author that the prequel is dated even before there were Dragons or Targaryens. Entertainment Weekly has now learned some exclusive details about the show which makes every GoT fan desperate.During his conversation with EW, George RR Martin stated the Westeros is divided into 100 kingdoms in the prequel series. There were only seven big kingdoms that were shown in Game of Thrones but the prequel is said to have 100 kingdoms, which simply means that the prequel series is going to have a huge star cast and several parallel storylines. Bran Stark is the Night KingFacebookAlthough there will not be any Dragons or Targaryens in the show, the prequel is surely going to bring back Starks and direwolves. As per Martin, the prequel is also going to feature the White Walkers or The Others but there will also be other huge animals like mammoths. If the prequel is going to have The White Walkers then our previous speculation about Night King and his early life as a Night commander of the Night Watch could probably be true.Moreover, Martin revealed that the show is not going to feature Lannisters but there will surely be going to have Castlery Rock. As per Martin, the huge castle is “occupied by the Casterlys — for whom it’s still named after in the time of Game of Thrones.”As of now, we don’t have any official release date of Game of Thrones prequel which is currently rumoured to be called as Bloodnight or The Longest Night. However, there are speculations that HBO could release the first prequel somewhere around March 2020 or 2021.last_img read more

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Undocumented Population Up In Texas Despite Nationwide Decline

first_img Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:03 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionUndocumented immigrant children at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.Texas’ undocumented immigrant population grew 5% over the last seven years, according to information provided by the Center for Migration Studies. Nationwide, however, the undocumented population decreased by 9%, according to a new report by the center. Though the state’s undocumented population now includes 75,000 fewer Mexicans, more people are coming from countries like El Salvador, Honduras and India.“The entire undocumented population living in Texas, including Mexico and every other country, actually increased by 95,000,” said Center for Migration Studies researcher Bob Warren.Center for Migration StudiesThe report also showed that nationwide 62% of undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. by overstaying their visa.Researcher Bob Warren said that’s why solutions to illegal immigration should address both the border and visa overstays. “More people overstay visas than come across the border illegally and what that means is that more attention should be paid to the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, which issues immigrant visas,” said Warren. In 2016, 320,000 people overstayed their visa, according to the report.  Xlast_img read more

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Tihar is not just a jail

first_imgThe Bollywood number Abhi Mujhe Kahin Baaki Thodi Si Hai Zindagi was among the many songs performed by the artistes of the band Flying Souls on Wednesday. This band is one that you don’t hear every day. The band is formed by the inmates of Tihar. It was interesting to see on the book launch at the Air Force Auditorium, how the inmates, with the help of the Police Department have made something of their lives in Tihar. The Coffee Table Book of Delhi prisons was launched by Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and S K Shrivastava, Cheif Secretary, GNCT of Delhi.  The launch was held under the guidance of Director General (Prisons), Vimla Mehra. A spirited lady, she spoke of what one can expect in the book. She also spoke of how she has made constant efforts of reformation and rehabilitation of the prisoners. Also interestingly, the cover of the book is made of Khadi. That cloth has been made by the inmates. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Meenakshi Lekhi commented jokingly at this saying, ‘I told Vimla that the cloth quality is so fine. If you guys weave this cloth, I will wear sarees made only of this cloth then. I wioll be your brand ambassador (laughs). And if I wear it in the sansad, you can imagine the impact it will have.’T M Bhasin, CMD, Indian Bank was also present. Indian Bank has extended their hand towards Tihar Ashram, as they call it, for recruiting the people at insensitive positions once they are out of the prison. It was a very welcomed gesture by the various bureaucrats sitting in the event. Eminent people like Kiran Bedi and Vartika Nanda were also present at the launch. A book was also presented to Kiran Bedi who is seen as the foundation of the reform movement in Tihar. The launch ended with a scintillating performance by the Flying Souls band. The song, Tinka Tinka Tihar written by Vimla Mehra and Nanda ended the occasion.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | September 28, 2008 ZONARE Features New Cardiology Option on Ultrasound ZONARE’s new cardiology option for the z.one ultra system, which incorporates Zone Sonography technology, allows cardiologists to perform the same full diagnostic exam that is comparable to those done with large 300 to 400-pound systems. The new option offers a one-button image optimization along with continuous focusing that provides diagnostic confidence with each exam. In addition, the new option offers transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) imaging capabilities. The system’s streamlined interface allows versatility with programmable function and mode keys, and offers a comprehensive calculation package for all left ventricle analysis and valvular pathologies. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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One dead in N11 crash

first_imgThe vehicle went off the road after taking a slight bend, and rolled. It then hit a ditch and rolled further before coming to a standstill.4 other people were in the vehicle, and they all sustained serious injuries. The injured were treated by paramedics on scene and then transported to hospital.Police, RTI and EMRS responded to the scene.Traffic on the N11 was not obstructed, but other motorists had to pass with caution while heavy rain continued to fall. 1 person’s life was lost in a horror collision this afternoon on the N11 just outside Elandslaagte, near Ladysmith.The driver of a Hyundai Elantra travelling towards Ladysmith allegedly lost control in the inclement weather conditions and the vehicle rolled, killing 1 person. The person who was fatally wounded was flung out of the vehicle and died at the scene. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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How should B2B startups think about growth Not like B2C

first_imgTyler EllistonContributor Tyler Elliston is the founder of Right Side Up, a collective of growth marketers that primarily helps early to mid-stage companies scale. B2B clients include Faire, Kabbage, Yelp, Gusto, Crunchbase, Entelo, Farmer’s Business Network, Formswift and many more. Tyler is based on San Francisco and can be reached at tyler@rightsideup.com. Kevin BarryContributor Kevin Barry is the co-founder of Right Percent, a B2B-only performance marketing agency that develops tailored acquisition strategies for early to mid-stage companies. Companies Kevin has helped scale include OnDeck, Zenefits, Segment, Hemlane, Brightwheel, and many more. Kevin is based in New York and can be reached at kevin@rightpercent.com. Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of B2B companies apply ineffective demand generation strategies to their startup. If you’re a B2B founder trying to grow your business, this guide is for you.Rule #1: B2B is not B2C. We are often dealing with considered purchases, multiple stakeholders, long decision cycles, and massive LTVs. These unique attributes matter when developing a growth strategy. We’ll share B2B best practices we’ve employed while working with awesome B2B companies like Zenefits, Crunchbase, Segment, OnDeck, Yelp, Kabbage, Farmers Business Network, and many more. Topics covered include:Descriptions of growth stages you can use to determine your company’s statusTactics for each stage with specific examplesWhich advertising channels work bestOptimization of your ad copy to maximize CTR and conversionsOptimization of your sales funnelMeasuring the ROI of your advertising spendWe often crack growth for companies that didn’t think it was possible, based on their prior experience with agencies and/or internal resources. There are many misconceptions out there about B2B growth, rooted in the misapplication of B2C strategies and leading to poor performance. Study the differences and you’ll develop a filter for all the advice you get that’s good for one context (ex: B2C) but bad for another (ex: B2B). This guide will get you off on the right foot.Table of ContentsWhat growth stage is your B2B startup?How do you find B2B customers?When do you use which channels?What kind of marketing messaging should you use?How do you build your sales funnel?How should you calculate and use the ROI of your marketing budget?In summaryWhat growth stage is your B2B startup?The best growth strategy for your company ultimately depends on whether you’re in an incubation, iteration, or scale stage. One of the most common mistakes we see is a company acting like they’re in the scale phase when they’re actually in the iteration phase. As a result, many of them end up developing inefficient growth strategies that lead to exorbitant monthly ad spends, extraneous acquisition channels, hiring (and later firing) ineffective team members, and de-emphasizing critical customer feedback. There is often an intense pressure to grow, but believing your own hype before it’s real can kill early-stage ventures. Here’s a breakdown of each stage:Incubation is when you are building your minimum viable product (MVP). This should be done in close partnership with potential customers to ensure you are solving a real problem with a credible solution. Typically a founder is a voice of the customer, as someone who experienced the problem and sought out the solution s/he is now building. Other times, founders enter a new space and build a panel of prospective buyers to participate in the product development process. The endpoint of this phase is a working MVP.Iteration is when you have customers using your MVP and you are rapidly improving the product. Success at this stage is rooted in customer insights – both qualitative and quantitative – not marketing excellence. It’s valuable to include in this iterative process customers with whom the founder(s) have no prior relationship. You want to test the product’s appeal, not friends’ willingness to help you out. We want a customer set that is an accurate sample of a much larger population you will later sell to. The endpoint of the iteration phase is product/market fit.Scale is when you have product/market fit and are trying to grow your customer base. The goal of this phase is to build a portfolio of tactics that maximize market penetration with minimal – or at least profitable – cost. Success is rooted in growing lifetime value through retention and margin, maximizing funnel conversion to efficiently convert leads to customers, and finding repeatable tactics to drive prospective buyers’ awareness and consideration of your product. The endpoint of this phase is ultimately market saturation, leading to the incubation and iteration of new features, customer segments, and geographies.How do you find B2B customers? Here’s a list of B2B customer acquisition tactics we commonly employ and recommend. Later in this article, we’ll connect each channel to the growth stage it’s best used in. This list is generally sorted by early stage to later stage:1. Leverage your network. This is particularly valuable for founders who are building a product based on their own past experience.Reach out to old colleagues you know have the same problem you had (and are solving).Leverage the startup ecosystem. If your startup is in YCombinator, for instance, other companies in your batch may be prospects, along with alumni who will take your call simply because of your affiliation.Example: If you’re building an app for marketers, ask past marketing colleagues you’ve worked with to try out your product is a no brainer.last_img read more

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Travel Tourism leaders welcome Global Sustainable Development Goals

first_imgThe leaders of the major Global Travel and Tourism associations have welcomed the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which represents the leading public and private bodies in the Travel and Tourism sector, attests to the global importance of the SDGs and the role of the Travel & Tourism sectors in their realisation.Speaking on behalf of GTAC, David Scowsill, President of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said, “Travel & Tourism is a sector which collectively contributes nearly 10% of the world’s GDP and one in eleven of all jobs on the planet. Over one billion people cross international borders each year, a number expected to reach 1.8 billion by 2030, while at the same time, billions more travel domestically. This is a sector which will play a very significant role in making progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.“Like the Sustainable Development Goals themselves, the Travel & Tourism sector is global and action-oriented. It consists of millions of companies – from the smallest hostel to the largest airline – which together forge an industry which encourages sustainable economic growth, creates jobs, promotes opportunities across society and alleviates poverty,” he added.The President also noted, “Travel & Tourism has the potential to contribute directly or indirectly to all of the goals. In particular, as one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world, Travel & Tourism is well-positioned to foster economic growth and create jobs throughout the world to meet Goal #1 “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”. Tourism has been included as a specific target in Goals #8, #12 and #14 on inclusive and sustainable economic growth, sustainable consumption and production and the sustainable use of oceans and marine resources.”“The Sustainable Development Goals will play a major role in framing our world for the next generation. The Global Travel Association Coalition, representing the major public and private bodies in the Travel & Tourism sector, welcomes their adoption and commits to contribute to making them a reality,” he informed.last_img read more

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Samoa PM says no need for airline to reveal financial state

first_imgSamoa’s prime minister says there’s no need for Samoa Airways to reveal its financial performance because journalists don’t understand financial records.The national airline was launched a year ago, and has been using a leased jet and taken loans from the Unit Trust of Samoa.When asked about its financial performance by the Samoa Observer, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said the airline was not a public company.He said even if it was, journalists wouldn’t understand the records.However, the state has funded the airline since its inception.Samoa Airways to get its second plane from next monthMeanwhile, Samoa Airways will be operating a second plane from the beginning of next month.Tuila’epa Sailele Malielegaoi said the airline will be operating a new Boeing 737-900.The Minister responsible for the airline, Lautafi Purcell hinted at the launch of Samoa Airways last year that the airline was already looking at introducing the D Max 9, which is other name for the B737-900.Tuilaepa hasn’t said where the second plane will be leased from, but the current plane is on lease from an Italian airline.The post Samoa PM says no need for airline to reveal financial state appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Under Arians last season, Foote was with the inside linebackers, Garver was an assistant wide receivers coach, Heiden was an assistant with the tight ends and special teams, Morris was the strength and conditioning coach and Leftwich was with the quarterbacks.Leftwich was in his first year with the Cardinals and Foote was in his third. Morris has four years of experience coaching in Arizona while both Garver and Heiden have spent five seasons on the staff.Of Arians’ staff that is expected not to return, assistant head coach Tom Moore, pass rush specialist Tom Pratt, wide receivers coach Darryl Drake and assistant offensive line coach Larry Zierlein each individually have decades of coaching experience.Former special teams coordinator Amos Jones (Browns), defensive coordinator James Bettcher (Giants) and running backs coach Freddie Kitchens (Browns) moved on to other teams.Wilks has already brought in Mike McCoy as his offensive coordinator, Al Holcomb as his defensive coordinator and Jeff Rodgers as the special teams coordinator.The team is also expected to bring in Kirby Wilson to coach the running backs and David Merritt to run the secondary. (AP photos) The Arizona Cardinals will be bringing back some familiar faces to the coaching staff.According to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki, at least five names will join new head coach Steve Wilks’ staff from Bruce Arians’ last season.Those names returning are Larry Foote, Kevin Garver, Steve Heiden, Buddy Morris and Byron Leftwich.At this time, Jurecki reports it is unknown if they will be returning at their former positions. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 7 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football

first_img#D3RoadTrip #D3RoadTrip #DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/dZt7ShRvIy— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) September 15, 2017 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Rhodes College & Perks of Rhodes Football Gains DayAllow strength coach Ronald Booker, aka #RonniePlainToast walk you through the Rhodes weight room & discuss their focus on injury preventionGains Day! Watch #RonniePlainToast explain their focus on injury prevention #DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/xQhFbzqmdo— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 15, 2017 SkellyHead coach Jim Ryan, aka #TheBigToe, shows us a good bit of the guys competing in practice & explains what he is looking for at practice.Fans yearning for some practice video? #TheBigToe has you covered #DailyDose – Inside Rhodes Football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/tkBaHODiOh— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 21, 2017 We hope you enjoy these behind the scenes videos from Rhodes Football. Special thanks to the entire staff & team for sharing the journey for all to see. Watch practice – Go Pro MountStud tight end Henry Hay wore a go pro at practice…and we’ve got the video. Enjoy an inside look from up top.Inside look at practice, via go pro mounted on baller tight end Henry Hay…#DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/dxYf9N2kqn— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 25, 2017 Battle FadesWho wants it more. Clear Rhodes football is onboard with #AlwaysCompete mentality.Allow OC Peter Jennings, aka #DangerBananas to explain how they use Battle Fades#DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/NARdSh1qhk— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 18, 2017center_img Day 1 – Fall Camp#DailyDose – Inside Rhodes footballFall Camp – Day 1 https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/YtWnKgOtAC— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 14, 2017 Team building – Noodle Fights!Potentially the most inspiring video one will ever seeLooking to build some team camaraderie… Noodle Fights!!!! #DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/RfRr3y08dz— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 16, 2017 2300 miles to go 1-02300 miles to go 1-0#DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/CtgaSB1khE— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) September 5, 2017 Inside run & Oklahoma drill #Meatballs explains setting the tone on first live day in full padsFull pads, inside run & Oklahoma drill. Allow #Meatballs to explain#DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/JnnuNJa6Ex— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 17, 2017 Getting ready for game 1Coaching staff at Rhodes getting the boys ready for their first game Saturday #DailyDose – Inside Rhodes football https://t.co/kVEKN6LNrJ pic.twitter.com/vqpf3aP3pg— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) August 29, 2017 The 2016 season was Jim Ryan’s first as head coach of the Rhodes College Lynx. The 2015 NCAA D-III assistant coach of the year while at Washington University St. Louis (D-III), Ryan led his 2016 squad to a 6-4 overall record (a two win improvement over the 2015 season) and produced 11 All-Conference players in the Southern Athletic Association.In the videos below, Ryan, his staff & players will share daily insights into 2017 August Camp; and the transition into the season. We hope you enjoy these behind the scenes daily doses providing insight into D-III football, where players play for the love of the game (no athletic scholarships) and coaches do a lot more than just coach football.About Rhodes College:Rhodes is a national, four-year, private, coeducational, residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves. We enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, an economic, political and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges located in a major metropolitan area.  Rhodes is profiled in The Princeton Review’s recently released The Best 381 Colleges for 2017, and ranks No. 1 on its Most Beautiful Campus list and No. 2 for Most Engaged in Community Service.last_img read more

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The 15 most important assistant coaching hires of the 2018 season

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Previous stop: Tennessee defensive coordinator (2016-17)Why he’s important: Joe Moorhead is a Pittsburgh native, educated at an elite Northeastern private school school (Fordham), who made his name coaching at the FCS level (Fordham again) and rocketed to stardom while working as a coordinator for James Franklin. For the most important hire he’ll ever make in his coaching life, Moorhead turned to another native of the Pittsburgh area, educated at an elite Northeastern private school (Yale), who made his name coaching at the FCS level (William & Mary) and rocketed to stardom while working as a coordinator for James Franklin.Shoop is seven years older than Moorhead but, other than that, Mississippi State’s new head coach and defensive coordinator are basically this meme.Shoop was named the FCS Coordinator of the Year at William & Mary in 2009 and landed with Franklin at Vanderbilt in 2011, where he took a defense that was 80th nationally the year prior to his arrival to 14th. Once Franklin got the Penn State job and took the gang with him to State College in 2014, Shoop boosted the Nittany Lions’ defense from 42nd to third.He then left Penn State on less-than-friendly terms and arrived at Tennessee, where… that string of success at Bill & Mary, Vandy and Penn State did not follow him to Knoxville. The Vols, 39th nationally in 2015, were 78th and 87th in two seasons under Shoop. Perhaps the Butch Jones era was beyond saving by that point. That’s certainly what Moorhead believes.“Listen, don’t worry about those last two years (at Tennessee),” Shoop recalled Moorhead telling him, via the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. “I got this situation at Mississippi State. I know the job you did at Vanderbilt. I know the job you did at Penn State. Sit tight. It’s going to work out.”Nevertheless, Shoop takes over the Mississippi State defense at an interesting time. Change has been the only constant for the current Bulldogs defenders, as he will be Hail State’s fifth coordinator in as many seasons — following Geoff Collins (2014), Manny Diaz (2015), Peter Sirmon (2016) and Todd Grantham (2017).Despite that constant turnover, Mississippi State’s defense has been mostly good, not great. The Bulldogs finished in the 40’s nationally twice and won at least nine games in four of those five seasons.Mississippi State returns 17 of its 22 two-deep members, including eight starters and its entire defensive line, led by former 5-star recruit and First Team All-SEC defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons.Expect Shoop to lean on that defensive line to cover up deficiencies in a thin linebacking corps. “There’s a bunch of guys up front where we can run eight, nine or 10 guys up front,” Shoop said this spring. “We have as much depth up front as any place I have ever been, and I don’t feel like there is a significant drop-off between those guys.”“What is non-negotiable is we are going to be in your face. I truly believe in that,” Shoop said. “The phrase we’ve adopted on the defensive side of the ball is hunt: HTB, hunt the ball. We want to hunt the ball in everything we’re doing.”Moorhead’s bona fides on the offensive side of the ball are well-known, and Nick Fitzgerald is a true talent at quarterback (provided he recovers from a gruesome ankle injury suffered in an Egg Bowl loss to Ole Miss.)The SEC West, already the toughest division in college football, became even more challenging in the off-season with the additions of Jimbo Fisher and Chad Morris, but if Shoop can replicate his instant success at Vanderbilt and Penn State, there is real potential for another nine- or 10-win season in Starkville. This is the latest in a series examining the 15 most important assistant coaching hires of the 2018 season. Previous installments:No. 15: Rod Smith, IllinoisNo. 14: Matt Canada, MarylandNo. 13: Harlon Barnett, Florida StateNo. 12: Jerry Azzinaro, UCLAWho: Bob Shoop, Mississippi StateTitle: Defensive coordinator/safeties coachlast_img read more

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The Langley Buckinghamshire joins the Luxury Collection

first_imgOlderRed Sea Development Company launches brine desalination challenge The Luxury Collection has announced the opening of the Langley in Buckinghamshire.  Located just outside of London in the heart of Buckinghamshire’s vast Langley Park, the Langley offers 41 sumptuous bedrooms throughout two buildings – the grand and historic former hunting lodge of the third Duke of Marlborough and the adjacent Grade II-listed 18th century Brew House. Following an extensive six-year, multi-million-pound renovation, the property opened as a hotel for the very first time.“Set amid a former royal hunting ground, the Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire seamlessly blends historic country manor grandeur with modern convenience,” said Jenni Benzaquen, vice president of luxury brands – Europe for Marriott International. “The Langley joins a strong portfolio of three other Luxury Collection hotels in England, all of which are located in London, and together they offer our guests the opportunity to explore the best of both the city and the countryside.”ADVERTISEMENTBuilt between 1756 and 1760, the main Langley Park House is a grand Palladian mansion situated within iconic Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown-designed gardens. The refurbishment has allowed the historic, original features of the building to shine through, reflecting the spectacular natural setting of Langley Park alongside the refined elegance and grandeur of its distinctive British heritage. The mansion house is home to the Langley’s most opulent accommodations, including the vast and exclusive Duke of Marlborough Suite. The three-bedroom suite is set around a unique octagonal central room, with unparalleled views of the park and its lake. The second floor of the main house offers quirky and cosy rooms with beautiful views through historic round windows.The Brew House provides refined and comfortable residential rooms and suites, reflecting the building’s storied history. Located adjacent to the Main House, the Brew House has acted as a stable, clock tower and brewery over the centuries. Guests today can see the historic spaces where previous owners concocted their local beers, sensitively restored and showcased as part of the building design.“The restoration of The Langley has been an incredible process involving large teams of experts painstakingly regenerating this magnificent historic building to its former glory,” said Khalid Affara, developer of the hotel. “The whole estate is steeped in such rich history and heritage, so we are thrilled to finally open the doors to a truly unique property that successfully celebrates the Langley’s past while offering contemporary luxury and design alongside outstanding dining and cutting-edge spa and gym facilities.” NewerKitzbühel Tourism appoints Heaven Publicity to lead UK promotionlast_img read more

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