A believer walks along the annual pilgrimage Groups of young people working to create a virtual version of Wari, the colourful annual padayatra to the Vitobha temple in Pandharpur in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, have woven social causes into their effort: among their creations is ‘Facebook Dindi: A Virtual Wari’, which has logged over 10 million hits and gets 5 to 6 lakh ‘likes’ during the Ashadh month of the yatra.Like other prominent social media groups for the Wari, such as the Chala Warila-Gyaneshwar Maharaj Palki, Mukta Bai Wari, Nivrutti Nath Wari and Wari Panchariche-Gajanan Maharaj Palki, which came up later, Facebook Dindi is made up mostly of professionals from the IT and IteS sectors, and also artists, photographers and bloggers. Together, they have helped millions follow the Wari virtually, and helped NGOs garner funds.Facebook Dindi helped the Environmental Forum of India raise about ₹10 lakh for drinking water schemes in Baramati in 2016. Similarly, Niramal Wari’s campaign against open defecation resulted in nearly 1,000 makeshift toilets being built for pilgrims. Another initiative, Street Sense, had bike-riding Pune-based doctors and engineers volunteering with a bike ambulance service during the trek.‘It is her journey’This year, Facebook Dindi’s focus is on the girl child. For its Wari Tichi (It is her journey) project, the members gathered original material, including posters, pictures and poetry, on treating women as equals. The initiative draws heavily from the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (Save the girl child, educate the girl child) campaign, with messages spread via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, a YouTube channel, and blogs. “It is not that we are trying to be trendy. This isn’t very different from what saints like Tukaram did 800 years ago. They spoke against discrimination based on religion, caste, class and gender. Now, we are trying to do the same thing using modern technology,” explains Swapnil More, a computer science graduate who started Facebook Dindi with his friends in 2010. Now, he works with a team of 12 volunteers and about 11,000 contributors. Mr. More, who lives in Dehugaon near Pune, says he is the 11th generation descendant of Sant Tukaram. As part of the Wari Tichi campaign, volunteers interviewed women’s rights activists and broadcast them for a month. A ‘mannequin challenge’ was also taken up by some Mumbai-based photographers — students dressed as warkaris (pilgrims) posed for photographs that highlighted female infanticide and dowry, and called for equal rights for widows.Research and restoreVinayak Vangapalli from Bidar is part of the research team, and uploads pictures, videos and articles for Facebook Dindi. He travelled to villages on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border for stories on the warkari movement. The Wari Ringan video, created by fixing a camera on a horse that walks along with the pilgrims and performs a circular dance, is among the most watched, he says. This year’s Wari ended on July 4.Other contributors include Pradeep Sugandhi from Haveri, Abhishek Patil from Bagalkot and Kumar Shitole Sarkar from Belagavi.Some Facebook Dindi members are translating the works of the Wari saints and collaborating with Abhanga Repost, a fusion music band, to record abhangs (devotional songs) of Tukaram and other saints.
The smartphones market in India is currently flooded with various “Flagships” leaving consumers spoilt for choice. Every other week a new smartphone is launched making the purchase decision a complex process. Only a lucid and objective comparison based on specifications can help a user make that important call on which smartphone to opt for.LeEco’s Le Max2 is a feature-rich, future-proof disruptor smartphone that is class apart when compared to its peers like the Mi 5 by Xiaomi and the recently launched OnePlus 3.Here’s why Le Max2 leadsLeEco’s second generation Superphone Le Max2 incorporates the World’s first CDLA Standard technology that enables end-to-end lossless digital music transmission. LeEco is the only player globally to have replaced the 3.5 mm headphone port with the world’s first CDLA Type-C interface, pioneering an audio revolution that has otherwise remained stagnant for decades. CDLA technology is all set to redefine the smartphone audio technology across the world.Content MembershipAgain, as pioneers in introducing the concept of content membership models in smartphones in India, LeEco has made impressive additions to its Supertainment membership program in its Le Max2. For starters, the Le Max2 Superphone comes bundled with a one-year LeEco Membership worth Rs 4,900. This translates into mind boggling value for members including access to 50+ Big Ticket International Live Concerts – on LeEco Phones. Additionally members can get access to exclusive Live Streaming of Major Entertainment Events & Music Concerts Worldwide along with 7500+ hours of world class entertainment. LeEco will also give users a chance to tune into top International Live Concerts – Live and Offline – in Lossless Audio. advertisementAnd there’s a lot more! Through LeEco’s Membership program, users will get to choose from a vast content library of 2000+ movies and 3000+ hours of curated shows, 150+ live TV channels. Music too to follow soon, besides offering 1.9 million songs with lossless audio. Surely, the content membership alone makes Le Max2 a must-buy.Processor The Le Max2 boasts a 5.7-inch display running at a resolution of 2560?1440 pixels. At the heart of the smartphone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) processor paired with 4/6 GB RAM with 32/64 GB on board memory. This Superphone comes equipped with a 3100mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 feature and connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, HSPA+ and 4G/ LTE among others. These next-gen Superphones from LeEco with their premium specs will be a delight to users who love watching content and multitask as the amount of processing power available under the hood makes the usage a super smooth experience.So whether it is listening to music or checking your mails, sending messages or downloading an app, your super powered processor would do it all in a jiffy. In addition to these unmatched offerings, the other superlative product specifications of Le Max2 make it a clear winner.Camera The Le Max2 sports a powerful 21-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0, and supports PDAF, optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K video recording capabilities. For selfies and video calling, the Superphone feature an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.The rear camera on Le Max2 shoots pictures with great clarity, thanks to improved components or technologies like 6P lens, PDAF, Closed Loop, OIS, Dual HDR and Dual-tone flash to name a few. OnePlus 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear snapper of aperture f/2.0 with PDAF, LED flash and support for 4K video recording. On the other hand, Mi 5’s front camera comes with a 16MP rear camera with OIS or optical image stabilization on board and 4MP wide-angle front camera.Clearly, Le Max2 has an edge when it comes to its superior camera quality.Le Max2’s superior camera quality is also well complemented with its 5.7-inch screen with Quad HD (2560?1440 pixels) resolution, that aids good viewing angles, accurate colours and sharpness. OnePlus 3 has stuck to the 5.5-inch screen with Full HD (1,920×1,080) resolution, and has an Optic AMOLED display, while Mi 5 has settled for a 5.15-inch standard LCD panel.AnTuTu Scores Le Max2 wins hands down when compared to OnePlus 3 and Mi 5 in terms of AnTuTu rating as well. Le Max2 takes the lead with 143408 points, with OnePlus 3 scoring at 142927 points and Mi 5 scoring 136875.Specifications Le Max2 OnePlus 3 Mi 5 Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (2.15Ghz) Snapdragon 820 (2.2Ghz) Snapdragon 820 (1.8 Ghz) Camera21-MP rear camera with blazinglyfast focusing speed and 8MP front camera16-megapixel rear snapper and 8 Megapixel front camera16-MP rear camera with 4MP wide-angle front cameraRAM and Storage6GB RAM + 64GB on board memory6GB and 64GB (non-expandable)32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM Display32GB 5.7-inch QHD IPS LCD display; Resolution of 2560x1440pixels5.5-inch full HD (1080p) Optic AMOLED display5.1-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 Battery3100 mAh with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.03000 mAh with DashCharge Quick Charge Technology 5V at 4A ~ 0-60% in 30 minutesadvertisement3,000 mAhOther featuresFull Metal Unibody Anodized Aluminium UnibodyMetal + Glass Disclaimer: This article is paid for by LeEco
Ajax goalkeeper Onana: Replace Cillessen at Barcelona…?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax goalkeeper Andre Onana is calm over talk of a return to Barcelona.The former Barca junior is being linked with a return as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen, the ex-Ajax No1.Onana told Marca: “Do I know anything new about Barça’s interest in replacing Cillessen? I have no new information. “I spoke with Jasper a few times, but I do not know what decision he will make. It’s in his hands, in the Netherlands, he’s a real idol. “Time will tell what’s going on with everyone. For my part, I am quiet.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Teach Pakistan a lesson, even if it means aar paar ki ladaai: Yuzvendra ChahalIndia cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal wants Pakistan to be taught a lesson after the Pulwama terror attack where 40 CRPF personnel were killed. “This should settle once and for all. We can’t tolerate it any longer,” Chahal told India Today.advertisement Rahul Rawat New DelhiFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 20:17 IST Yuzvendra Chahal is likely to be part of India’s 15-man squad at the 2019 Cricket World Cup (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe should settle this face to face, even if that means aar paar ki ladaai: Yuzvendra Chahal40 CRPF soldiers were killed in a ghastly terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and KashmirPakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the terror attackSports and politics can never be separated when it comes to India and Pakistan. The marquee World Cup clash between the two arch rivals is little under four months away but there is already a shadow of doubt on the India-Pakistan clash in Manchester on June 16.Emotions are running high ever since the dastardly attack in Pulwama where 40 of CRPF Jawans had to sacrifice their lives last week.The India team may have its reasons to play or not to play the highly anticipated match against Pakistan, but as of today, the players share the same sentiments as their fellow countrymen.India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal doesn’t know as of now if that match will take place as scheduled but the leg-spinner was vocal enough to call for a strict and a befitting reply to Pakistan for the thousands and lakhs of lives that have been lost due to cross border terrorism.”The decision to play the World Cup match against Pakistan has to be taken by the BCCI and the government. One or two players cannot decide but I think it is high time and we need to take strong action against the perpetrators of terrorism,” Chahal, who, in all likelihood, will be part of India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup, told Sports Tak.The frustration and anger were evident in Chahal’s voice even as his immediate goal would be the home series against Australia which begins with two T20Is on February 24.”This should settle once and for all. We can’t tolerate it any longer. Every three months we get to hear about our jawans losing their lives to terrorism and we can’t keep waiting for things to happen. We have to make things happen and we should settle this face to face, even if that means aar paar ki ladaai (fight on the battlefield),” said the 28-year-old leg-spinner.advertisementLegendary spinner Harbhajan Singh had expressed great anguish over Pakistan’s lack of intent in stop terrorism. He said India should boycott the World Cup match against Pakistan following the Pulwama attacks and Pakistan’s repeated attempts to disrupt peace in India.Chahal’s statement comes a day after Pakistan decided not to send their shooters to participate in the ISSF Shooting World Cup, scheduled to be held in India from Wednesday.The National Rifle Association of India claimed that they received the confirmation of the visas of the two Pakistan shooters, although the Pakistani authorities said there was a considerable delay by India to grant them the visas.Also Read | Absolutely crystal clear: Shahid Afridi on Imran Khan’s Pulwama reaction Also Read | Harbhajan Singh urges Imran Khan to find a way to end terrorAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Pulwama terror attackFollow Imran KhanFollow Harbhajan SinghFollow India cricket teamFollow CRPF soldiers
How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind We know you’ve probably already made your New Year’s resolutions, but in case you are late in the game we’re here to provide you with a little guidance. Nothing says sophistication like a guy who is willing to try diverse foods and order even the most exotic dish on a menu. So this year, we at The Manual think it’s a good idea to (if you haven’t already) start eating some of the more adventurous cuts available on the market.Using the menu at Takashi—a New York restaurant that specializes in offal-centric (internal organ) based dishes—as a guide, we want to walk you through just a few cuts of meat that can be categorized as “off the beaten path.” Takashi takes its name from its head chef, Takashi Inoue, who is a native of Osaka, Japan, but whose family is originally from Korea.All of Chef Takashi’s food blends the bold flavors of Korean barbecue with the elegance and finesse of Japanese cuisine. Chef Takashi takes nothing but the utmost care with his restaurant (featuring tabletop grills imported from Japan and walls designed with kid-friendly drawings of all the different cuts of meat) and deeply considers the preparation and presentation of each of his dishes. He knows the full value and flavor of each of the “exotic” cuts of meat he features on his menu.If you can’t make it to Takashi’s, see if your butcher or any of your local restaurants have any of the following pieces of meat available in shop or on menu. You may just end up becoming a favorite customer.For an easy transition from traditional meats, you might want to start off by ordering or asking your butcher for beef belly. Now, pork belly has become superfluous on many menus, and for good reason; but beef belly is not as common. It is thin and flavorful and, once grilled, almost melts in your mouth.If you want to keep things on the lighter and simpler side, then cheek could be in your future. That may sound odd, but trust us, well grilled pieces of cheek will remind you very much of bacon. And ordering them will make you seem bold.Perhaps the most popular and widely used cut of offal is liver. You don’t need a tabletop barbecue to make liver delicious—though, it does add with flavor. All you need is a frying pan, garlic, and plenty of salt and pepper to cook yourself an excellent but “exotic” piece of meat. Liver tends to be a bit rich (see: any kind of liver paté) but, due to the variety of presentations it lends itself to, ordering it at Takashi or any other restaurant usually comes without regret.For a thicker, more steak-like experience you might want to try tongue. Tongue is traditionally tougher and chewier to eat, but when thinly sliced, prepared properly, marinated, and grilled, it can provide you with a mini-steak that is absolutely delicious.Finally, we have Chef Takshi’s favorite piece of offal: the large intestine. Ordering that off a menu might be harder for you to stomach (c’mon, that one was just sitting there!), but it is worth taking the risk. This is a fattier, richer cut of meat to try, but when you have the endorsement of a world-renown chef; it’s hard to argue with giving it at least one shot.Those are only five of the adventurous cuts of meats offered at Takashi, but this should give you a good start on your way to ordering more exotically. Feel free to peruse the menu at Takashi to see the full extent of the dishes and cuts of meat they offer. Maybe one day you’ll be brave enough to order the testicargot (cow balls escargot style with garlic shiso butter). Take it from us, it’s delicious.Takashi Inoue portrait courtesy Shannon Sturgis. 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now
Jamaican student, Tagera Ottey has received a $5-million scholarship to study medicine in the People’s Republic of China, courtesy of China National Pharmaceutical Corporation (Sinopharm). Speaking at a send-off for the student at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Thursday (September 20), Minister without Portfolio, Hon. Mike Henry, who had appealed to the company on behalf of the recipient, commended the company on the swiftness of the response. He noted that “they rose to the occasion” and provided an opportunity “for a Jamaican to move forward”. Story Highlights Jamaican student, Tagera Ottey has received a $5-million scholarship to study medicine in the People’s Republic of China, courtesy of China National Pharmaceutical Corporation (Sinopharm).Speaking at a send-off for the student at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Thursday (September 20), Minister without Portfolio, Hon. Mike Henry, who had appealed to the company on behalf of the recipient, commended the company on the swiftness of the response.He noted that “they rose to the occasion” and provided an opportunity “for a Jamaican to move forward”.He urged Miss Ottey “as you grasp this opportunity, to do so in the interest of Jamaica”.The Minister said the scholarship award is another example of the great friendship that exists between China and Jamaica.He noted that China has brought huge investments to the country, and encouraged Jamaicans to “rise and match that investment. Let us try and jointly do so”.For his part, Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency, Tian Qi, pointed out that in recent decades, his country has provided more than 2,000 scholarships and training opportunities for Jamaicans.He noted that with more than 16 major Chinese companies operating in Jamaica, and investments of US$1.5 billion, this means employment and training for hundreds of persons.He implored the student, after the six years of study, to return as a qualified doctor and “serve the people of Jamaica”.Managing Director of Sinopharm, Zheng Huanming, for his part, informed that over the past two years, the company has facilitated professional training for scores of doctors and nurses.He noted that in 2017, the company enabled 23 persons in the medical field to benefit from three-month specialist training in China.“We understand that investment in the education sector is an investment that will benefit generations to come… . Miss Ottey, as you embark on this new journey, we look forward to you returning to Jamaica with all that has been learnt, to improve the country’s medical health system, and to contribute to the China-Jamaica friendship,” the Managing Director said.Miss Ottey, for her part, expressed gratitude to Sinopharm for the scholarship, which will enable her to realise her dream of “serving humanity in the capacity of a medical doctor”.She pledged to use her training to “make a difference”.
MASCOUCHE, Que. — A Quebecer who spent more than two years in legal limbo in Cuba following the death of a fellow Canadian tourist has returned home.Toufik Benhamiche returned to Canada on Saturday a free man after Cuba’s Supreme Court granted an exceptional authorization to leave the country, annulling a sentence by a provincial court rendered in Ciego de Avila.Benhamiche was tried twice in a Cuban provincial court and had been prevented from leaving the country since a boating accident that killed a woman from Ontario during an excursion in July 2017 in Cayo Coco.He told journalists today at the office of local Bloc Quebecois MP Luc Theriault he was relieved to finally be home.Theriault, who had championed Benhamiche’s case, said Canadian officials didn’t do enough to help deal with the matter promptly and called it worrisome for those expecting help if they get into trouble abroad.Kahina Bensaadi, Benhamiche’s wife, says Canadian officials recently stepped up their efforts.Bensaadi said that after more than two years of highs and lows, she didn’t tell her daughters the news until they got to the airport, and she only believed it herself when she saw her husband with her own eyes.The Canadian Press
Usher’s New Look, the non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV committed to building future leaders, will host the President’s Circle Awards Luncheon on July 17, 2013 at the St. Regis, Atlanta.The Luncheon theme, “Honoring Leadership and Service Through Collaboration,” is an opportunity for influencers, opinion makers and New Look’s supporters to come together and recognize four powerful leaders, all of whom value the importance of empowering youth as leaders and change agents around the world.The President’s Circle Awards Luncheon will include an awards presentation given by Usher Raymond IV and a special rendition of Collective Soul’s hit song “The World I Know,” performed live by honoree Ed Roland and a number of New Look youth leaders.“We are thrilled to honor and recognize four individuals who understand the importance of motivating and inspiring youth to succeed,” said Usher Raymond IV.The Global Youth Leadership Award, presented to New Look Youth Leader Nadji Jeter, is given to a young person who shows significant commitment and long-term potential as a leader in their community, their country and the world. Nadji, who joined New Look as one of its first youth leaders in 2005, has become a mentor and role model to New Look youth leaders around the world.This year’s Service Legacy Award recipient is The Coca-Cola Foundation, accepted by The Coca-Cola Foundation Chair, Lisa Borders. This honor is presented to an organization or individual that has demonstrated significant global impact in the lives of youth, families and communities and inspired the activity of countless others to engage in service and leadership. For many years, Coca-Cola has supported the work of New Look with financial support, job-shadowing opportunities for New Look youth leaders, service day collaboration and executive panel participation.The Youth Catalyst Award, presented to musician Ed Roland, is given to a person or organization committed to breaking down barriers in youth leadership and leading by example. This Award is given to an individual who provides new perspectives on youth, leadership and community. Ed supports many worthy organizations including First Tee, Ron Clark Academy, Chattahoochee Riverkeepers and more, showcasing his dedication to fostering healing and creativity among young talent.Julie Miller, Managing Director at Accenture, will be presented with the Servant Leadership Award. This honor is given to an individual who has provided the resources, tools and support to make service an accessible experience for all young people. In 2012, New Look announced a partnership with Accenture to launch iLEAD, an online, interactive curriculum to deliver skills training to 50,000 New Look youth leaders through a new digital platform, developed by Accenture.Mary Brock, Owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and John Brock, President & CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises will Chair the event. Usher Raymond IV, Shawn Wilson and New Look’s President’s Circle Members and Advisory Council will host. The President’s Circle Awards Luncheon is made possible by Ford Motor Company.For more information about Usher’s New Look and how to get involved, please visit www.ushersnewlook.org. For more information about the President’s Circle Awards Luncheon, please contact Melissa Ely or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It was “surreal” to be heading to his Comic-Con debut surrounded by “a who’s-who of all the Marvel movies I grew up watching or been watching the last few years,” Liu said in Toronto on Wednesday. Canadian actor Simu Liu has long been a vocal advocate for Asian onscreen representation in North America. Now, the Kim’s Convenience star has been tapped to play Marvel superhero Shang-Chi in the studio giant’s first film centred on an Asian character. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement When Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings arrives at the cinema in 2021, its star Simu Liu will have — in about a decade — gone from a Craigslist-sourced movie extra to star of the studio’s first-ever film centred on an Asian superhero.Pretty cool for a former Bay Street accountant.Little more than a week ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige called Liu to say he’d landed the role that he’d just screen-tested for the weekend prior — and to invite him to San Diego Comic-Con for the public announcement in four days’ time. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter
AMR, parent of American Airlines, swings to $289M 3Q profit by boosting revenue, cutting costs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DALLAS – After years of losses, American Airlines is making money by boosting revenue and cutting labour costs.Parent company AMR Corp. said Thursday that it earned $289 million, or 76 cents per share, in the third quarter. That’s a turnaround from a loss of $238 million, or 71 cents per share, a year earlier.Adjusted profit is a record $530 million. That figure doesn’t include bankruptcy-reorganization costs and other special items.Revenue is up 6 per cent, as passengers pay more per mile to fly. Labor costs are down 13 per cent from a year ago.American and US Airways plan to merge if they can win or settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department. by The Associated Press Posted Oct 17, 2013 7:30 am MDT
Argentina handball ← Previous Story Daniel Chernov has to leave Ademar Leon Next Story → The RNL Manager criticizes Nielsen The best national handball team ever, France are visiting Argentina, where Onesta’s boys playing two friendly matches with the biggest surprise of the WC 2011 in Sweden, home NT. In the first match in front of 4.000 spectator, France won 35:30, even they lost first half time – 16:14.
4. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …5203111:117(-6)4 6. HC Metalurg6105146:175(-29)2 1. THW Kiel6501186:164(22)10 3. Naturhouse La Rioja6303177:174(3)6 la riojaTHW Kiel 4. HC Meshkov Brest5203137:139(-2)4 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…6402169:157(12)8 THW Kiel are on the way to secure the TOP spot in the EHF Champions League Group A. German champions beat, once again, PSG Handball 32:29 in the derby match of the Group, only six days after the triumph in France. Guests, led by former „Zebra“ Thierry Omeyer, showed fighting spirit in sold-out Sparkassen Arena, where 10.250 cheered for their idols in „white-black“ t-shirts, but that wasn’t enough for the revenge.Canellas (9), Vujin (8) and fantastic Duvnjak in attack, but more in defense, put their team in the leading role during the most of the match. The finish was only a chance for THW fans to stand on their feet and make a noise…In the second match of the Group A, RK Metalurg took the first two points by last second goal of Naumce Mojsovski (11 in total) over Spanish side La Rioja 29:28. Macedonians have been goal down 90 seconds before the final whistle, but two saves of Nikola Mitrevski have turnover whole story to one with happy end…STANDINGS: ← Previous Story Ortega: Mikler was the difference Next Story → VIDEO: New face of Jeffrey M’tima
SEATTLE — The contractor digging a highway tunnel under Seattle is asking for $190 million in extra pay. Documents obtained by The Seattle Times show Seattle Tunnel Partners has asked for $62.6 million in change orders on top of the $125 million the company wants for repairing the tunnel-boring machine.The Times reports the proposed cost increase would equal nearly $300 for every resident of Seattle or $27 for every person in the state of Washington.If the state has to pay the whole amount, it would add 13 percent to the project already valued at $1.44 billion.Todd Trepanier, the state’s Highway 99 tunnel administrator, downplayed the requests from Seattle Tunnel Partners, however, saying there was a “very slim chance” the state would have to pay for those expenses.The state already has determined that some of the big-ticket items are without merit, and Trepanier said he expects the state would end up paying a fraction of what the contractor is requesting. The requests are not unexpected, he added.“I think it’s right on par with the size of the contract,” Trepanier said.The tunneling machine known as Bertha has completed just 1,025 feet of its 9,270-foot journey under downtown Seattle and has advanced only four feet since running into trouble in December. The machine isn’t expected to start burrowing again until March 2015, after crews are able to build a pit in front of the machine and replace the main bearing.Chris Dixon, project director for Seattle Tunnel Partners, said earlier this week that the $125 million request for the tunneling delay was based on an earlier estimate the machine would restart in September. The additional delay would likely add to costs, he said.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida organization for children has joined a nationwide effort to stay active.The Miami-Dade’s Boys and Girls Clubs hosted an event called Triple Play Day in Northwest Miami-Dade, Wednesday.The event is all part of the national effort for kids to stay active for five million minutes.“They had kids dribbling around the cones, shooting baskets, sliding drills,” said athletic coordinator Glenn Thompson. “Kids loved it. It was a real wonderful event out here today.”The organization said more than 500 clubs across the country participated in Wednesday’s event.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A showbiz veteran helped a South Florida community celebrate diversity, Sunday.Award-winning actress and singer Charo delighted audiences at Pride Fort Lauderdale’s annual LGBTQ festival. #FLPD another beautiful day to be outside! This time we’re at the beach for @PrideFortLaud! #WeBuildCommunity #PrideFortLauderdale @FTLCityNews @flpdrecruit pic.twitter.com/eYjJxEqbUA— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) February 11, 2018The event took place for the second time on Fort Lauderdale Beach and included live entertainment, food, drinks and a “History of Pride” educational area.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, June 29, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.Fun On The Fourth: The Wilmington Fun on the Fourth begins tonight! The schedule, courtesy of the Fourth of July Committee’s website, is below:Dinner6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Rotary Club, $8 (BBQ – Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cookies, Lemonade, Water)Entertainment5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Carnival7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Performance by “Brandy!” (sponsored by Rotary)Events6:00 PM Horseshoes (First Round) (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)6:00 PM 3 on 3 Basketball – Age Categories: [16 & 17 (6:00 PM)]; [18 & up (6:30 PM)]; [40 & over (7:00 PM)]6:30 PM Road Race (Participants must sign a Consent Form. Under 18 must be signed by a parent.)7:30 PM Blueberry Pie Eating Contest (Participants must sign a Release of Liability Form. Under 18 signed by a parent.)At The Library: Toddler Dance Party at 10am. Needleworkers from 10am to noon. Drop-In Rock Band from 3pm to 4pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]In The Community: The Town Beach is open today. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke with Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”FUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Wednesday, July 3In “Community”
3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » All’s fair in politics and war … but what about card games?For Winston Churchill, the same rules apparently applied: #NeverGiveIn.In a bizarre twist, this phrase now serves as the tagline for former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s inaugural mobile game Churchill Solitaire, which he created in partnership with a team of coders.Related: 6 Lessons in How to Build a Successful App“I’ve done business, politics, and war,” the 83-year-old wrote in a blog post announcing its release. “Now I’m trying my hand at mobile gaming.”Churchill Solitaire is essentially a more challenging version of the traditional card game. In place of a single deck players use two decks, and work with 10 rows of cards rather than the typical seven. Churchill played the game during World War II to sharpen his strategic thinking skills, according to Rumsfeld. In Rumsfeld’s app, there are varying levels and difficulties as players move up the ranks. Created for the most cunning of minds, a series of rules and limitations make the game especially challenging. For example, if the player doesn’t make a move in 30 seconds, he’s forced to surrender.The game’s “diabolical rules,” Rumsfeld says, are what “make it the hardest game of solitaire — and probably the most challenging and strategic game of logic or puzzle — I’ve ever played.”Rumsfeld said he learned the card game from one of the Churchill’s former proteges, André de Staercke, during a plane ride in the 1970s. Staercke had learned the game from Churchill himself.Until recent years, only a few people knew about the game and even fewer were able to find their way to victory.Inspired to share the tradition, Rumsfeld and his wife worked with a team of developers to perfect the game. The non-profit endeavor took years to build after the Churchill family gave the project their blessing. All profits will go to charity. However, a free version is available in the Apple Store for both iPhones and iPads.The motivation for the app, Rumsfeld wrote, was best explained by Staercke himself.“As my friend Andre de Staercke once put it to me, ‘What one needs in life are the pessimism of intelligence and the optimism of will,’ Rumsfeld wrote. “Play a couple hands of Churchill Solitaire, and you’ll know precisely what he meant.”Related: Lessons for the New CEO From 5 Great Leaders of HistoryA previous version of this story misidentified Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of State. Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense. January 26, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Trump Supreme Court pick refuses to confirm support for gay marriageLGBTI and women’s groups oppose Supreme Court nominee, Brett KavanaughCynthia Nixon shares story of mother’s abortion to help stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmationRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbti-groups-call-for-delay-on-kavanaugh-vote/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Several LGBTI organizations joined civil society groups in calling for an investigation into allegations. They also asked to halt the Judiciary Committee’s vote scheduled for this week.‘The Senate cannot move forward with this lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land without the results of a fair, non-partisan, and thorough process,’ the joint statement said.The LGBT Bar Association of New York and the National Center for Transgender Equality were among the signatories.Equality California praised Christine Blasey Ford’s bravery in coming forward with allegations. Equality California is the country’s largest statewide LGBTI group‘These charges are serious and disqualifying’ said Executive Director Rick Zbur. ‘The stakes are too high for his nomination to proceed, and the White House should withdraw it immediately’.Seven members of the 21-person Judiciary Committee called for the vote to be delayed. The vote is scheduled for Thursday (20 September).Republic President Donald Trump’s pick of Kavanaugh would give the Republicans an edge in the highest court of the United States.Kavanaugh does not have a clear cut position on LGBTI issues. But LGBTI and women’s advocacy groups previously united to condemn him.Police arrested 22 people as they protested at Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing earlier this month. US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh takes questions from senators (Photo: Twitter) AllegationsFord told the Washington Post Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her at a gathering in the early 1980s. Significantly, Ford had not detailed the allegations publicly before.She said Kavanaugh pinned her down, attempted to remove her clothes, and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.‘I thought he might inadvertently kill me’, Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California, told the Post. ‘He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing’.She escaped after Kavanaugh’s friend, also in the room at the time, playfully attacked Kavanaugh.Ford had previously sent an anonymous statement to a US lawmaker.When the outlines of Ford’s account became public last week, Kavanaugh said: ‘I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time’.Kavanaugh to ‘undermine LGBTQ equality’LGBTI and women’s rights advocates largely denounced Kavanaugh’s nomination earlier this year.Human Rights Campaign’s Chad Griffin warned Kavanaugh ‘would undermine LGBTQ equality, women’s reproductive rights and affordable healthcare’.During a previous confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh refused to answer whether he believed the Supreme Court’s 2016 landmark equal marriage ruling was correctly decided.The Supreme Court is likely to rule on key issues facing the LGBTI community in the near future.These include nondiscrimination laws, businesses and organizations refusing service to LGBTI people, and transgender people serving in the military.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- LGBTI groups have joined calls to halt a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It comes after a California professor detailed allegations of attempted rape by Kavanaugh in the 1980s.
Posted by TORONTO — With back-to-school season fast approaching, many Canadians are scrambling to squeeze in final one-day trips across the border in search of deals.According to Statistics Canada, from January to the end of May 2018, Canadians made 18.1 million trips to the U.S., an increase of 11.5% compared with the same five months in 2017. In May of this year alone, Canadians made 3.9 million trips across the border, up almost 18% from a year earlier. More than three-quarters of those trips (3.0 million) were made by car.Both same-day (+20.9%) and overnight (+12.3%) car trips were up from May of the previous year, when much of Central and Eastern Canada experienced unusually wet weather.But Allianz Global Assistance Canada is reminding Canadians that while provincial government healthcare programs will cover a small percentage of medical expenses incurred in the U.S., these plans won’t come close to covering the actual cost of treatments, which can be thousands of dollars.More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea“Canadians typically have a good awareness of the need for travel insurance, with 78% indicating they were covered by some form of private travel insurance on their last trip, according to the Conference Board of Canada,” said Dan Keon, Vice President, Market Management, Allianz Global Assistance Canada. “However, travel insurance may not be top of mind for Canadians who are only going to be in the U.S. for a few hours or overnight for cross-border shopping, especially when they’re still relatively close to home.”Keon added that just getting a few stitches in an American hospital could cost upwards of $3,000, or a sprained ankle around $2,000.“More serious injuries requiring surgery or hospital stays, such as those resulting from auto collisions, will also increase medical costs considerably and possibly into the tens of thousands of dollars,” he sad. “Too frequently, travellers just don’t consider that something adverse could happen on a simple day trip.”More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongLess than 1.4% of the single trip medical policies purchased through Allianz’ broker and travel agent partners were for one or two day trips, said Keon, which suggests there may be a coverage gap that’s putting Canadians needlessly at risk.“When you consider how common it is for Canadians to cross the border, particularly for shopping, it’s concerning that some travellers may not be considering the financial consequences of a medical emergency during these shorter trips.”Keon recommends that travellers who make several day trips across the border each year consider annual multi-trip medical coverage. This type of plan provides emergency medical coverage for an unlimited number of trips during a one-year period, allowing the customer to “set it and forget it, and stay protected each and every time they leave the country.”For more information go to allianz-assistance.ca. Travelweek Group Cross-border shopping? Allianz says don’t forget the insurance Share Tags: USA & Canada << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, August 23, 2018
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