19 Nov

State associations made aware of MPA pullout consequences by CoA

first_imgCommittee of Administration’s meeting with the state associations the state bodies were made aware of consequences of pulling out of MPA.It is not just one tournament that they will have to pull out of, but the entire eight-year cycle.There could be some drama over team selection as well and according to Amitabh Choudhry, he hasn’t convened any selection meet so far.The meeting may take place on Sunday and CoA has already made it clear that if BCCI doesn’t convene it, they will do it.Amitabh Choudhary hsa already miffed that the women’s team selection meet wasn’t convened by him, Rahul Johri had convened that meeting.There is still a section in the BCCI that wants India to pull out of the Champions Trophy, while CoA has advised the BCCI members against sending a legal notice to ICC.At, Saturday’s meeting, majority of the members categorically stated that they do not favour a pull out or any extreme action but some members wanted a letter to be sent.CoA reminded that negotiations is the only way out and they should bargain hard, and members were largely in agreement.With the BCCI SGM salted for Sunday, along with the IPL governing council meet, some decision may be taken regarding the IPL media rights.It has also been learnt that BCCI has already received the legal notice from PCB worth Rs 440 crore.last_img read more

16 Nov

NFL round-up: Browns win first road game in three years as Jags and Bills brawl

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share via Email Jacksonville Jaguars US sports … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest news Topics Buffalo Bills NFL Cleveland Browns Share on Twitter Reuse this content Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in another impressive performance, and the Cleveland Browns ended one of the NFL’s longest streaks of road futility with a 35-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost quarterback Andy Dalton to a thumb injury. Cleveland (4-6-1) got their first road win since 2015, snapping a streak of 25 straight road losses that was one shy of the Lions’ NFL record. The Browns also ended a run of seven straight losses to their intrastate rival.In the day’s later kick-offs, Philip Rivers tied an NFL record with 25 straight completions as the LA Chargers beat the Arizona Cardinals 45-10. Elsewhere, Andrew Luck threw for three touchdowns and caught a pass too as the Colts beat the Miami Dolphins in the game’s final seconds, 27-24; and a late interception in the endzone secured an impressive 24-17 for the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers.New York Giants 22-25 Philadelphia EaglesJake Elliott kicked a 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining, and the Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a 25-22 victory over the New York Giants. The defending Super Bowl champions trailed 12-0 early and were down 19-14 in the fourth quarter before Carson Wentz made key throws and undrafted rookie Josh Adams delivered big runs. The Eagles (5-6) stayed in the mix in a mediocre NFC East. The Cowboys and Washington are tied for first place at 6-5. The Giants fell to 3-8.Jacksonville Jaguars 21-24 Buffalo BillsJosh Allen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter, and the Bills beat the Jaguars 24-21 in a game marred by a fight that led to the ejections of Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette and Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson.Tempers boiled over when Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief caught what was initially ruled a 30-yard TD pass. He was on the ground battling for control of the ball with Levi Wallace when a Jaguars player struck the Bills’ Jordan Poyer from behind, and then Lawson ran in and hit Fournette. Lawson and Fournette pushed their way to side of the stands and traded punches while Jaguars running back Carlos Hyde and Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes attempted to separate them.The two were then escorted off their respective sidelines and began yelling at each other as they reached the tunnel. Lawson had to be held back by a Bills official while Fournette was asked to wait he was then struck in the left shoulder by a fan, who had reached out from the stands.New England Patriots 27-13 New York JetsTom Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the NFL’s career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games, leading the New England Patriots to a 27-13 victory over the New York Jets. Brady has 79,416 yards after going 20 of 31 for 283 yards in the victory that clinched the Patriots (8-3) their 18th straight season with a .500 record or better. That ranks second in NFL history to only Dallas, which had 21 in a row from 1965-85.Seattle Seahawks 30-27 Carolina PanthersRussell Wilson threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Seattle Seahawks to a 30-27 come-from-behind victory over the Carolina Panthers.The victory puts Seattle (6-5) firmly in the hunt for a wild-card spot in the NFC, while the Panthers (6-5) are reeling after losing three straight and having their 10-game home winning streak snapped. The Panthers spoiled a strong performance from Christian McCaffrey, who had a franchise-record 239 yards from scrimmage. He had 17 carries for 125 yards and 11 catches for 114 yards, becoming the first Carolina player to surpass 100 yards in both receiving and rushing in the same game.Oakland Raiders 17-34 Baltimore RavensLamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for a score, Terrell Suggs returned a fumble 43 yards for a TD and the Baltimore Ravens ran past the Oakland Raiders 34-17.Cyrus Jones took a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to help the Ravens (6-5) win a second straight game for the first time since September. After carrying 27 times for 117 yards last week in his NFL starting debut, Jackson ran 11 times for 71 yards and went 14 for 25 for 178 yards and two interceptions.San Francisco 49ers 9-27 Tampa Bay BuccaneersJameis Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap a four-game losing streak with a 27-9 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Winston, benched last month after turning the ball over 11 times in 14 quarters, completed 29 of 38 passes without an interception.The fourth-year pro, who has shared the starting job with Ryan Fitzpatrick, tossed scoring passes of six yards to Cameron Brate and 28 yards to Adam Humphries on a play he extended by scrambling to his right before throwing back toward the center of the field. Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share on Facebooklast_img read more

14 Nov

Report: Real Madrid 4 Alaves 0

first_imgReal Madrid 4 Alaves 0: Ronaldo at the double as ‘BBC’ delight Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 01:15 2/25/18 GarethBaleCristianoRonaldo - cropped Getty Images Karim Benzema turned jeers into cheers as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale starred on a fine outing for Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’ against Alaves. Cristiano Ronaldo passed up the chance to complete a hat-trick and allowed Karim Benzema to wrap up a 4-0 win over Alaves with a late penalty as Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’ reunited to fine effect.Ronaldo struck either side of Gareth Bale’s strike 28 seconds into the second half, while Benzema recovered from an abject start to the match by assisting Los Blancos’ first two goals.Having heard his team-mate jeered earlier in the contest, the Portugal international then selflessly let Benzema convert an 89th-minute penalty after Victor Laguardia brought down a marauding Bale. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The result means Madrid have won five consecutive matches in all competitions for the first time this season and Zinedine Zidane will draw particular encouragement from his headline attacking stars operating so brilliantly in tandem.A fourth consecutive LaLiga victory was ultimately too much to ask for a resurgent Alaves, who showed plenty more of the their encouraging form under Abelardo before being outgunned, Galactico-style.100 – Real Madrid are the first Spanish team to score 100 goals in all competitions this season. Hammer. pic.twitter.com/TPF424Bvsx— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 24, 2018Alaves should have been behind in the 18th minute when Mateo Kovacic and Theo Hernandez orchestrated a lightning counter-attack, but the much-maligned Benzema lost his footing to skew wastefully wide and draw whistles from a section of the Madrid faithful.Benzema proved a more effective provider in the hosts’ next attack of note, skipping around Alexis and crossing for Bale to send a spectacular overhead kick just wide.The visitors grew into the game and Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas reacted sharply to thwart Alfonso Pedraza low down to his left.Bale failed to punish a poor clearance from Navas’ opposite number Fernando Pacheco at the other end, but Madrid led in the 44th minute.#RMLiga@Benzema @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/Tg0rsvahMR— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 24, 2018After collecting a cute backheel from Benzema, Ronaldo turned to produced an assured left-footed finish and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner gestured towards his team-mate during the celebrations, seemingly asking for the crowd to show some appreciation.Benzema did indeed receive some warm cheers when he cut inside to fizz a shot over in first-half stoppage time, an attempt that came after Madrid failed to clear a corner and Navas patted away an Alexis strike at his near post.Alexis was culpable in a nightmare start to the second half for Alaves, Benzema snapping the ball off his toes.The Frenchman had Ronaldo and Bale charging forwards to his right and left. He elected to pick out Bale, who vindicated the decision by clipping a low shot past Pacheco.28 – Bale has scored Real Madrid’s fastest goal in second halves (28 seconds) since March 2004, Raúl at San Mamés (19 secs.) Gunner. pic.twitter.com/9GFJkSoQch— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 24, 2018Madrid began slicing Alaves open at will and it was a surprise of sorts that it took until the 61st minute for goal number three to arrive. Bale swept a pass out to Lucas Vazquez on the right and Ronaldo timed his run perfectly to convert the Spain winger’s low cross for his 28th goal of the season.Lucas thrashed into the side-netting and was again denied the goal his efforts deserved 15 minutes from time, this time by the impressive Pacheco.Ronaldo’s no-look pass to Lucas was the sign of a man basking in a buoyant Bernabeu atmosphere and he judged the mood perfectly when he let Benzema arrow a spot-kick into the bottom-left corner and crown a redemptive outing.Madrid are now within four points of Atletico Madrid in second place, while Alaves have a 10-point buffer between themselves and the relegation zone in 16th. Key Opta Stats:- Karim Benzema provided two assists in a single LaLiga game for the first time since April 2016 against Getafe.- Benzema took his first LaLiga penalty as a Real Madrid player.- For the first time since November 20, 2010 (Sergio Ramos), a player different than Cristiano Ronaldo took a penalty for Real Madrid with the Portugal player still on the pitch.- Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’ all scored in the same game for the first time since April 2016.- Ronaldo (285) has surpassed Juanito (284) in LaLiga games played for Real Madrid .- Alaves were one of the LaLiga teams Cristiano Ronaldo had faced at Santiago Bernabeu failing to score a single goal. The remaining teams are now Leganes and Tenerife.- Madrid faced more shots on target (3) and their keeper made more saves (3) by half-time than in any other game at Santiago Bernabeu in LaLiga this season  read morelast_img read more

9 Nov

AC Milan referred over alleged FFP breaches

first_imgMilan AC Milan referred over alleged FFP breaches Jack Davies 03:39 5/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) milan - CROPPED Getty Images Milan Serie A Milan v Fiorentina Fiorentina UEFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber will review the case after the Serie A side invested more than €200 million in their squad over the past year AC Milan have been referred to UEFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber over alleged breaches of Financial Fair Flay regulations.The Italian giants have been monitored in relation to potential infringements for several months and had an application for a voluntary agreement to restructure their finances rejected by UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body in December.Milan invested more than €200 million (£175m/$236m) in their playing squad following the takeover by Chinese investors Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux last year and their ability to repay a loan by October is central to UEFA’s concerns. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now If Milan are eventually penalised over the breaches, exclusion from the Europa League could be an option at the governing body’s disposal.”The Investigatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has decided to refer Italian club AC Milan to the Adjudicatory Chamber of the CFCB for breach of the Financial Fair Play regulations, in particular the break-even requirement,” read a UEFA statement.”After careful examination of all the documentation and explanations provided by the club, the CFCB Investigatory Chamber considers that the circumstances of the case do not allow the conclusion of a settlement agreement.”In particular, the CFCB Investigatory Chamber is of the opinion that, among other factors, there remains uncertainties in relation to the refinancing of the loan and the notes to be paid back in October 2018.”The Adjudicatory Chamber will make a decision on this case in due course.”The CFCB Investigatory Chamber will further communicate in June its other decisions in relation to the monitoring of the clubs under investigation or under settlement agreement.”last_img read more

7 Oct

Employee airlifted to trauma centre after workplace fire OPP

A man in his fifties was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns in a workplace fire in Damascus, Ont.Emergency crews responded to a structure fire on Line 6 around 4 p.m. Tuesday.Ontario Provincial Police say a propane tank recycling shop was engulfed in flames. Shop-fire well contained by #WellingtonNorthFire. Nearby residents may return home if they were evacuated. #OFM notified @OntarioWarnings. Adult male still in life threatening condition ^JC #WellingtonOPP pic.twitter.com/rEjJAxKd63— OPP West (@OPP_WR) March 26, 2019Wellington North Fire Service managed to contain and extinguish the fire. An employee was flown to a trauma centre with third-degree burns to 30 per cent of his body. He is believed to be in stable condition.The Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified and the incident is still under investigation. read more

7 Oct

US appeals court to hear fight over jaguar habitat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It will be up to a federal appeals court to decide whether tens of thousands of acres in New Mexico should be reserved as critical habitat for the endangered jaguar.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday from environmentalists and from lawyers representing a group of ranchers and farmers.The challenged areas were part of nearly 1,200 square miles (3,108 sq. kilometres) designated in 2014 as essential for the conservation of the jaguar. The critical habitat spans parts of Arizona and New Mexico.Jaguars are currently found in 19 countries, but only seven male jaguars have been seen in the American Southwest since 1996. The animals have been protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act since 1997.The Associated Press read more

6 Oct

Joint trial of six Rwandans accused of genocide begins at UN tribunal

In its opening statement, the prosecution gave an overview of the prominent role played by the six persons accused of committing genocide, crimes against humanity and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions in Butare, a famous religious and academic centre in Rwanda.The prosecution told the court that it would prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused were guilty of the crimes they were charged with and were criminally responsible for their actions and those of their subordinates. The prosecution said it would do so through presentation of documentary evidence, and evidence from expert and factual witnesses, proving that the accused caused action, made speeches, used the media, distributed arms and trained militia in committing the crimes.The defence for the accused decided to make its opening statements after the Prosecution had concluded its presentation of evidence, as allowed by the Tribunal’s rules. All the accused pleaded not guilty during their initial appearance. read more

6 Oct

Annan hopes Indonesian political process continues peacefully

“What is important is that the democratic process is being followed,” Mr. Annan said to reporters as he entered the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “I hope that the kind of change taking place will remain peaceful, that it will be democratic and the nation will come together to get themselves out of this difficulty.”The Secretary-General also wished Ms. Megawati and the country every success. “Indonesia is an important nation for the region and the world,” he said. read more

20 Sep

Astéroïdes et comètes 2013 sera une année de rêve pour les astronomes

first_imgAstéroïdes et comètes, 2013 sera une année de rêve pour les astronomes !L’année 2013 promet d’être très riche en événements pour les astronomes amateurs. Elle permettra notamment d’observer deux astéroïdes et deux comètes qui passeront au voisinage de la Terre.Les astronomes amateurs ont de quoi se réjouir : l’année 2013 va être particulièrement aux observations du ciel et pas plus tard que ce mois-ci ! Dès la semaine prochaine, ils pourront en effet observer un astéroïde d’un diamètre évalué à 270 mètres : 99942 Apophis. Ce petit nom  qui est celui d’une divinité égyptienne du mal et des ténèbres vient certainement du fait que cet astéroïde possède une masse (27 millions de tonnes) capable de dégager une énergie équivalente à 25.000 bombardements atomiques d’Hiroshima s’il heurtait la Terre.Apophis a été pour la toute première fois détecté en 2004 et avait à l’époque particulièrement inquiété les spécialistes, au vu de sa taille. Ceux-ci avaient donc minutieusement étudié sa trajectoire mais les premiers calculs ont indiqué que la probabilité pour qu’il percute la Terre en 2029 n’était que de 2,7%. Les évaluations plus précises qui ont été réalisées depuis révèle que s’”il y a encore un minuscule risque d’impact” le 13 avril 2036, il n’y a pas plus d’une chance sur 250.000 pour que cela se produise, assure la NASA.a principale inconnue demeure “l’Effet Yarkovsky”. Ce phénomène découvert par un ingénieur russe au début du XXe siècle montre que lorsqu’un corps céleste en rotation s’approche du Soleil, il s’échauffe d’un côté avant de se refroidir. Ces changements de température peuvent parfois provoquer un léger mouvement de l’astéroïde susceptible de dévier sa trajectoire… Le risque reste cependant infime, d’après l’agence américaine. Un autre astéroïde pour février 2013 En attendant tous les astronomes amateurs pourront observer Apophis lors de son passage au-dessus de nos têtes le 9 janvier, à environ 14,5 millions de kilomètres. Les scientifiques de la NASA feront partie des observateurs et espèrent, à l’aide de ces observations, pouvoir réduire encore la marge d’erreur de leurs calculs.Ce ne sera cependant pas le seul évènement de 2013. Pour ravir complètement les férus d’astronomie, ceux-ci pourront observer l’astéroïde 2012 DA14 de 44 mètres de diamètre le 15 février prochain. Celui-ci quoi que bien plus petit qu’Apophis, passera bien plus près de nous à seulement 34 500 km d’altitude. Il passera donc à travers l’orbite des satellites géostationnaires. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembre”Il s’agira du plus proche survol d’astéroïde qui ait été prédit”, explique Mark Bailey, directeur de l’Observatoire d’Armagh, en Irlande du Nord. “Il va passer tellement près que même les astronomes amateurs pourront l’observer, peut-être même avec de simples jumelles”, précise-t-il cité par l’AFP.Deux passages de comètes à prévoir Du côté des comètes, la première, 2011 L4, pourra être observée à son point le plus brillant entre le 8 et le 12 mars. Elle a été surnommée “PANSTARRS” en raison du télescope de l’Université de Hawaii qui l’a détectée en 2011. La comète ISON (International Scientific Optical Network), elle, devrait être visible à l’œil nu juste après la tombée de la nuit, fin novembre 2013. C’est un phénomène très rare qui devrait se prolonger pendant plusieurs mois.ISON est déjà passée à proximité de la terre il y à de ça au moins 10 millions d’années, indique Mark Bailey. “C’est une “nouvelle comète” provenant de la région du système solaire que nous appelons le nuage d’Oort”, s’étendant bien au-delà de l’orbite des planètes et qui marquerait la frontière du système solaire.Le 7 janvier 2013 à 14:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

19 Sep

US stocks rally again but finish October with steep losses

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed for the second day in a row Wednesday at the end of a brutal month for the global market. Investors applauded strong quarterly results from companies including Facebook and General Motors, but U.S. stocks still finished with their worst monthly loss in seven years.Markets in Europe, Asia and the U.S. rallied following better-than-expected results from various companies and continued hiring by U.S. businesses. Many of the biggest gains Wednesday came from technology and internet companies and retailers, which plunged early in October as investors worried about rising interest rates and the U.S.-China trade dispute.The S&P 500 hadn’t risen for two consecutive days since late September. It finished October with a loss of 6.9 percent, its worst since September 2011. The third quarter of this year was the best in five years for U.S. stocks, but those gains were wiped out this month. The S&P 500 is now up 1.4 percent for the year.Stocks began sinking on Oct. 3 as interest rates rocketed higher. Even after those gains eased, investors kept selling stocks as they worried about the trade dispute and other factors that could also hurt economic growth and company profits.Investors are that much more nervous because corporate profit growth is already expected to slow in 2019 after it jumped this year, a big portion of which stemmed from the one-time corporate tax cut.last_img read more

17 Sep

Tropical Storm Jose intensifies TS Katia to follow

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#HurricaneSeason, #magneticmedianews, #TropicalStormJose, #TropicalStormKatia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUPDATE: The National Hurricane Center has advised that Tropical Storm Jose, with maximum sustained winds of 60mph, is close to hurricane strength. At present, TS Jose continues to gain strength in the Atlantic Ocean and is likely to become the fifth hurricane of the 2017 Hurricane season by tonight.Closely following is Tropical Storm Katia, who is moving little in the southwest Gulf of Mexico but is also forecasted to become a hurricane.As many brace themselves for Hurricane Irma, and others already experiencing the devastation from it, Jose is approximately 1,200 miles East of the Lesser Antilles and is moving west-northwest at 15-20 mph.Magnetic Media will continue to update you as more information comes in from the met office.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Bad weather for Bahamas & TCI ahead of Hurricane Irma Caribbean countries readying for Irma, TS Jose forms today Hurricane Ike strike on TCI was nine year ago Recommended for youlast_img read more

17 Sep

San Diego Unifieds annual art exhibit performing arts award ceremony

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Unified School District hosted its annual Student Art Exhibit today to showcase art from students around the districtThe exhibit included 640 pieces of art by students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12. Art from students at 12 high schools, 10 middle schools, 26 elementary schools are one K-8 school had their art featured in the exhibit.The district honored 16 students, teachers, staff members and parents with its Visual and Performing Arts Spotlight Award for outstanding contributions in the artistic fields. The four students receiving VAPA Spotlight Awards also received $250 scholarships.“As educators it is our responsibility to educate the whole child, and nurture our students’ artistic skills in order to unlock their genius,” said district Superintendent Cindy Marten. “Encouraging their success within the arts is just as important as reading and writing. We must learn to follow our creative instincts, experiment, try, fail, try again, be curious and go out and explore the world.” San Diego Unified’s annual art exhibit, performing arts award ceremony KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

16 Sep

States share of mortgage settlement could take months to sort out

first_imgHomeowners who wish to find out whether they are eligible for mortgage or foreclosure relief as a result of the $25 billion bank settlement can contact the Washington State Attorney General’s office at 800-551-4636 or visit Washington Attorney General.Information is also available at National Mortgage Settlement.Foreclosures down 55% from ’11A state official this week said Washington’s portion of the recently announced $25 billion national mortgage settlement could take months to dole out to recipients who lost houses to foreclosure or are on the brink of falling behind.“The best advice I can give these people is to be patient. You will receive a letter within 60 to 90 days,” said Dave Huey, the state’s assistant attorney general.Huey was on the executive team of attorneys general from all 50 states that negotiated the landmark settlement from an investigation of the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers, Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Ally Financial Inc., formerly GMAC.Troubled Clark County homeowners and foreclosure victims are urged to call the attorney general’s office if they carried or still carry a mortgage with one of the five banks, Huey said.last_img read more

16 Sep

Ballmer Gates back gay marriage

first_imgOLYMPIA — Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates have each donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting the state’s new gay marriage law, which faces a referendum vote in November.Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage, said Monday that the checks were cut Friday and were reported to the state Public Disclosure Commission on Monday afternoon. “It’s going to make a tremendous difference,” Silk said. “It’s very important for us to have that broad support from business leaders and companies themselves.”Also Friday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith made a $25,000 donation to the campaign. Microsoft is just one of several prominent Pacific Northwest businesses that have expressed their support for same-sex marriage, including Amazon, Starbucks Corp. and Nike Inc. Referendum 74 was certified for the ballot last month after gay marriage opponents turned in more than 240,000 signatures, far more than the minimum of 120,577 valid voter signatures required.last_img read more

14 Sep

Alaska Unemployment Rate Remains At 72 Percent

first_imgThe largest increases were again in Skagway and the Denali Borough, where the remainder of tourism-related activity wound down. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s total employment was down by an estimated 0.9 percent in November compared to November 2016, a loss of about 2,800 jobs. Oil and gas jobs were down by 7.8 percent and construction by 4.8 percent. Health care was the only industry to add jobs. Transportation, warehousing, and utilities remained at the same level as last year, as did local government. Federal jobs were down 0.7 percent and state government 2.4 percent. Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 7.2 percent, where it has been since August. The comparable national rate for November was 4.1 percent. According to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, as employment losses continue, they have moderated noticeably in the second half of 2017. Alaska’s not-seasonally adjusted rate was 7.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from October, an expected increase as winter sets in. Unemployment rates went up in 24 of 29 boroughs and census areas. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp3VmJennifer-unemployment-for-Nov-reader-for-Tuesday.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

12 Sep

Hallelujah New Leonard Cohen Live Tribute Album Announced

first_img Facebook GRAMMY winner will be honored through new live album with covers from Lee Ranaldo, Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neill and Delicate Steve, among othersRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 31, 2017 – 12:35 pm It’s no secret that the late GRAMMY winner Leonard Cohen’s songbook is ripe for interpretation, from Jeff Buckley’s popular version of “Hallelujah” to Judy Collins’ “Suzanne” and Nick Cave’s “I’m Your Man.” Now, Cohen’s legacy will continue to live on through a new live release of covers of many of his classics.Recorded during a live tribute concert in January 2017 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York city, the eclectic mix of artists featured on the upcoming collection includes Sonic Youth alumnus Lee Ranaldo, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, Josh Ritter, Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neill, Elvis Perkins, Cassandra Jenkins, and Delicate Steve.Songs included in the 16-track collection include “So Long, Marianna,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Bird On The Wire,” “Story Of Issac,” and “Memories.”Titled Sincerely L. Cohen: A Live Celebration Of Leonard Cohen, the album will be released on limited-edition vinyl Nov. 24, following a Sept. 21 digital release. The first single, Delicate Steve’s rendition of “Hallelujah,” is available for preview via SoundCloud.A one-of-a-kind set of covers, this live set is the perfect Cohen remembrance to add to your record collection. Watch Leonard Cohen’s Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech Email Hear Leonard Cohen’s Songs Like Never Before hallelujah-new-leonard-cohen-live-tribute-album-announced Twitter Hallelujah: New Leonard Cohen Live Tribute Album Announced News last_img read more

10 Sep

As the web turns 30 creator Tim BernersLee says dont be defeatist

first_img Comment 2:16 Now playing: Watch this: Internet Services Tech Industry Ralph Breaks the Internet is a fantastic sequel that… Share your voice Tags Tim Berners-Lee offers words of hope for the web’s 30th birthday. Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images The web is turning 30 on Tuesday, but its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, is already looking ahead to the next 30 years.In his annual letter on the web’s birthday, Berners-Lee spent less time reflecting on how the web has developed over the past three decades and instead expressed optimism about what can be achieved in the next three.”Given how much the web has changed in the past 30 years, it would be defeatist and unimaginative to assume that the web as we know it can’t be changed for the better in the next 30,” he said. “If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web.”It was March 12, 1989, when Berners-Lee, who was working at the nuclear research organization CERN, published the description of “a universal linked information system” to help academics from across the globe run a complicated particle accelerator. Since that day, the web has evolved to allow billions around the world to connect to the internet, and with each other. If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web. Tim Berners-Lee 1 But like many a 30-year-old, the web still has some growing up to do. In his letter, Berners-Lee identified three specific sources of dysfunction: deliberate misuse (state-sponsored hacking, criminal behavior and harassment), system design flaws that allow people to earn money by spreading misinformation and clickbait, and unintended consequences of benevolent design that enable outrage and polarized discourse.And yet he remains upbeat about our combined ability to quash these threats — if we focus and don’t get distracted by individual problems.”You can’t just blame one government, one social network or the human spirit,” he said. “Simplistic narratives risk exhausting our energy as we chase the symptoms of these problems instead of focusing on their root causes.”Berners-Lee reiterated the opportunity he sees for citizens, companies and governments to all commit and be held accountable for establishing principles to govern the web, which he first described at the Web Summit in Lisbon in November when he launched his “Contract for the Web.”The discussion about what the contract will contain is ongoing — he encourages anyone to contribute — and will yield a result “later this year,” he said. Berners-Lee warned against it being a list of “quick fixes,” saying it needs instead to be a process.”It must be clear enough to act as a guiding star for the way forward but flexible enough to adapt to the rapid pace of change in technology,” he said. “It’s our journey from digital adolescence to a more mature, responsible and inclusive future.” Tim Berners-Leelast_img read more

9 Sep

Trump administration proposes vast increase to offshore oil leasing in Alaska

first_imgMap showing previous offshore wells drilled in Alaska. (Courtesy of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.)The Trump administration has proposed a vast increase in offshore waters available for oil drilling nationwide.Listen nowThat could mean that more waters off Alaska’s shores will be offered for oil and gas development than ever before.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the announcement in a call with reporters this morning.“Today we are embarking on a new path for energy dominance in America, particularly for offshore,” he said.As expected, the Interior Department is proposing to allow oil development in federal Arctic waters that former President Barack Obama mostly took off the table, in the Beaufort and Chuckchi seas.But the draft plan also includes waters where Alaskans haven’t contemplated oil development for many years, if ever. That includes the Gulf of Alaska, waters off the Aleutian Islands and waters off Kodiak. The only federal waters off Alaska’s shores not under consideration for oil leasing is the North Aleutian Basin, which encompasses Bristol Bay.In total, between the years 2019 and 2024, the administration is considering 19 oil and gas lease sales in the Alaska Region.The Interior Secretary stressed that the plan is not final yet.“This is a draft program. The President clearly has outlined that the states, local communities the congressional delegations all will have a say,” he said.Still, the environmental community immediately slammed the announcement.“The idea that we drill offshore in these places and put at risk this unique ecosystem is something that the American people will assume all the risk while the oil companies get all the profits,” said Susan Murray, deputy vice president of the Pacific for Oceana in Juneau.When it’s finalized, it will replace the plan the Obama administration put out in 2016. That plan was controversial in Alaska because didn’t include any oil and gas lease sales in Arctic federal waters through 2022. It did include one lease sale in northern Cook Inlet, in 2021.last_img read more

1 Sep

EdFest to Showcase DC Public Schools

first_imgEdFEST, an annual event that showcases the city’s many public school options (PK3 through 12th grade)will kick off Nov. 22 at the D.C. Armory, located at 2001 East Capitol St. S.E. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking for the event is free. Participants can meet representatives from more than 175 DCPS and public charter schools, find out, first hand, about each school’s programs and services, including special education and services for English Language Learners (ELLs), learn about My School DC, the online common lottery, and get a hands-on introduction to the lottery process from My School DC staff, explore social and educational programs from city agencies and enjoy recreational activities for all.The D.C. Department of Health, Department of Parks and Recreation, Public Library will participate as well. Interpretation in sign language, Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French will be available throughout the day.last_img read more

30 Aug

Incredible Find – Original Egon Schiele Drawing Picked up at Charity Shop

first_imgFor modern art fans, the name Egon Schiele is one of the most revered names. For one fan an unbelievable occurrence has transformed his life. Finding something of true and significant importance to the world at large at a yard sale or charity shop rarely happens. Buyers scour shelves and piles of “secondhand everything,” hoping to come across a rare book, or a signed movie poster from the 1930s, or a drawing that is by one of the old masters or modern art heroes. In New York City, the unusual has happened again.  A buyer seeking out items at a Habitat For Humanity charity thrift shop in Queens took home a print of a nude young woman reclining. He decided to take photos of the drawing and submit them to an art handler, who in turn contacted a gallery for examination. Lo and behold, the drawing is an original Egon Schiele, a leading light in Austria’s expressionist movement of the early 20th century who was a friend and protege of Gustav Klimt.“It looked old and out of shape but I loved the drawing. I loved everything about it, even the smell of that old vintage paper,” the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote according to Habitat for Humanity.AdChoices广告inRead invented by Teads“When I saw the drawing, it reminded me of the way I enjoyed sketching so it got my attention instantly,” he went on to write. When he brought the drawing home, the man says his wife loved it so much that she wanted to put it up in their bathroom. Experts say the drawing is worth at least $100k and could even fetch up to $200k.Egon Schiele self-portraitJane Kellir, owner of Galerie St. Etienne in NYC, told the Smithsonian recently that she never gets excited when she hears of these finds, as she has seen plenty of “fakes and egregious copies.” But her gallery happens to specialize in German and Austrian expressionist art, so she was the logical expert to consult.The drawing found. Photo from Galerie St. EtienneSeveral things about the drawing peaked Kellir’s curiosity. First, the woman in the drawing herself is oddly posed, with her ribs protruding. Schiele was known for such poses. Secondly, the kind of ink and paper used were common in Austria in the early 20th century, which is the period in which the drawing was done. The girl is nude, and even her nose gave Kellir a clue that she was assessing a true Schiele.Related Video:Kellir said, “…you look at both the foreshortening of the rib cage and the way…that little nose is pointing up…there are very few people in the history of art who can draw like that.” Kellir estimates the drawing was done in 1918, just prior to the artist’s death. It is today worth hundreds of thousands of dollars – a very lucky find for the buyer at Habitat for Humanity.“Seated Woman with Bent Knees”, 1917, Egon SchieleSchiele’s penchant for drawing very young women in grotesque poses got him into all kinds of trouble. Consequently, he has a legacy that is complicated, even by today’s standards. The girl in the drawing is clearly young, and using models such as she caused Schiele problems on more than one occasion. This drawing is symbolic of those problems. He was once charged with kidnapping and violating a 13-year-old girl, whom he had merely helped when she ran away from home. Although the charges were dropped and proven false, the reputation stuck, but it is one Kellir says is completely unfair.“Lovers” by Egon Schiele“Present day standards are so very different than early, 20th century Austria,” she insists. However, some galleries that show his work place with it an addendum of sorts, outlining his supposed misconduct. Kellir refuses to qualify Schiele’s work in such a manner, stating instead that he is a truly great artist who died too young, and should not be judged by modern day norms.Related Article: Antiques Collector Bought Cheap “Fake” Picasso – Now Learns it could be AuthenticIt begs an age-old question: should we hold great artists of the past accountable for what we would judge to be sins today? It is a question that demands consideration of context, the times in which the artist lived. We cannot wipe out history, or we are doomed to repeat it, as the famous expression goes. If we were to do such a foolish thing, we would erase much of the world’s great art – music, painting, sculpture, and writing – right along with it.last_img read more