19 Nov

BCCI committee mulls Sports Codes 12-year-1-break tenure

first_img(Eds: Repeating with correction in Paragraph 8) By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jul 1 (PTI) The BCCIs eight-member committee today deliberated on the issue of three-year cooling off period with a couple of alternate suggestions, including a 12 -year tenure for office bearers in the proposed draft bill of National Sports Code. The Lodha Panel reforms states that a cumulative period of nine years for any BCCI office-bearers (separate 9 years for state units) with three-year cooling off between every term. “Nothing was minuted but there were some alternate suggestions discussed. One suggestion was office-bearers can have two straight terms of four years (total eight years) followed by four-year cooling off and a third (final) term of four years. “This is what is there in National Sports Codes draft bill. This was discussed at length,” a committee member told PTI on conditions of anonymity. The other proposal was to have a straight nine-year term without any cooling off. “This was also deliberated as some members felt that lets propose a full nine-year term without any breaks if 12 years with one break is unacceptable,” the committee member said. Tenure has been an issue with a lot of officials including Sourav Ganguly, who will have to relinquish his office on July 14 if one strictly adheres to Lodha reforms. Ganguly in fact joined the meeting via Skype from Kolkata. It was learnt that One State One Vote, increasing the number of selectors from three to five are issues that will be mentioned. “For Niranjan Shah, the issue was age cap of 70 years and he has objections,” the source added. The BCCIs acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said that they will have another meeting in Mumbai on July 7, the second and last of this committee during which they will try to “bring down the gamut of difficulties to three or four”. “We are determined to translate the order of highest court of land. We have a few difficulties which we will bring before Committee of Administrators (COA) and Supreme Court. We have identified those difficulties as we travelled the distance today,” said Chaudhary “Theres still however some distance left, we will travel some distance on 7th of July. Thats the second and last meeting, 2 pm Mumbai. On 7th, the final die will be cast,” the former Jharkhand top cop said. An issue cropped up wherein Chaudhary and disqualified Shah were seem to be pulling in different directions concerning latters technical status in the committee. Shah today told reporters that he is a “member of the committee” while Chaudhary later clarified that “he is only a special invitee”. Asked about contrary statements, Chaudhary cut the discussions short. “Dont get into semantics on technical status of a person,” he said. On a different note, Chaudhary also informed that he will be checking the new application of coaches only after July 9. “I will check applications only after July 9 (last date of receiving application). The idea is to finalise a coach before Indian team embarks on their tour of Sri Lanka.” He also said that Anil Kumbles dues have been cleared. PTI KHS CM KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

18 Nov

Brady Denies Football Tampering

first_imgNEW YORK — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn’t turn over his cellphone.In a 457-page transcript released on Aug. 4, Brady maintained his innocence in the NFL scandal known as “Deflategate.”He denied discussing air level with the ballboys or even thinking about how inflated the footballs were when he selected them. He also said he’s never asked anyone from the Patriots to tamper with footballs.Brady was suspended four games and the team was docked $1 million and two draft picks after a NFL-sanctioned investigation by Wells found the Patriots supplied improperly inflated footballs for the conference championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, which New England won 45-7.Brady appealed the punishment. Goodell decided to hear the appeal himself and upheld the penalty. Both sides went to federal court, and U.S. District Judge Richard Berman told the sides to work out a settlement. To encourage them, he ordered both Brady and Goodell to appear in court in person during the NFL preseason.The transcript filed by the NFL Players Association included the appeal testimony from Brady and Wells on June 23. Wells explained that he did not believe Brady had nothing to do with the ball deflation because the quarterback refused to provide all of the documents that were requested.“In my almost 40 years of practice, I think that was one of the most ill-advised decisions I have ever seen because it hurt how I viewed his credibility,” Wells testified. “It hurt my assessment of his credibility for him to begin his interview by telling me he declined to give me the documents.”Wells’ investigation found text messages between Brady and a pair of equipment managers — one of whom referred to himself as “the Deflator” — discussing the preparation of footballs for the Jan. 18 game. The Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl and beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 for Brady’s fourth NFL title.Although Wells asked repeatedly for Brady’s cellphone, the investigator also testified: “I did not tell Mr. Brady at any time that he would be subject to punishment for not giving — not turning over the documents. I did not say anything like that.”Brady’s lawyers have said that the league made up its rules without proper notice to Brady, and that it didn’t follow its rules at all in some cases.They have also questioned whether Goodell was independent enough to conduct a fair hearing, even though the collective bargaining agreement gives him that authority.(JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

18 Nov

Khimki Routs Olympiacos, 98-66

first_imgKhimki Moscow Region played a near-perfect game on March 31 to rip Olympiacos Piraeus 98-66 in a game with playoff implications.Petteri Koponen came off the bench to make 5 of 7 three-pointers for 21 points in 17 minutes, Alexey Shved also drilled 5 threes and scored 19 and James Augustine posted 18 points and 10 rebounds for Khimki, which improved to 7-6 and increased its playoff chances. Olympiacos fell to 6-7 and is no longer in control of its own destiny. Olympiacos held a 2-point advantage in the second quarter before Shved connected on 4 threes in a 17-2 run and the Reds never recovered. The difference was 12 at halftime, reached the 20s in the third quarter and peaked at 36 in the fourth. Tyler Honeycutt added 8 points and 8 rebounds for Khimki. Othello Hunter scored 14 for Olympiacos.First quarter: Koponen shoots hosts in frontKhimki went inside to Augustine and Olympiacos to Hunter for the game’s first baskets. Shved’s triple and Tyrese Rice’s layup through the Reds’ defense gave the hosts a 7-2 start. Hunter dunked again before Vangelis Mantzaris tied it with a triple. Shved’s baseline drive soon had Khimki back in front. Kostas Papaniklaou evened things with a steal and layup, however Augustine found himself open outside and buried a jumper to make it 11-9. After the TV timeout, Sergey Monia nailed a foul-line jumper. Papanikolaou scored an easy layup on an inbounds play, however Zoran Dragic connected from downtown. Georgios Printezis scored on the offensive glass to keep the Reds close. Koponen and Printezis traded threes before Hunter made it a 1-point game with a fast break layup. Josh Boone took control on the offensive glass to keep Khimki on top until Spanoulis tied it with a three from the top of the key. Printezis split free throws to give Olympiacos its first lead, but Koponen matched him and then nailed a triple in the dying second of the quarter for a 25-22 edge.Second quarter: Shved heats up and fuels Khimki runDaniel Hackett buried an open three to tie it on the first play of the quarter. Boone and Hakim Warrick traded jumpers. After Boone scored inside, Warrick drew a foul at the other end and split free throws. Ioannis Papapetrou took charge with a block at one end and a basket-plus-foul on the other for a 29-31 Olympiacos lead. However back-to-back threes by Shved put the home team back in control. After an Olympiacos timeout, Warrick put in his own miss, but Shved connected on another three to make it 38-33 midway through the quarter. Honeycutt added a triple of his own from the corner and Augustine’s put-back plus-foul made it a double-digit advantage. Shevd drilled his fifth three of the night to cap a 17-2 charge. Papanikolaou ended the Olympiacos drought with a free throw with two minutes left in the corner, but Shved found a cutting Augustine for a layup. Papanikolaou turned a rejection into a layup in the final seconds of the half to get within 48-36.Third quarter: Augustine, Honeycutt push the difference to the 20sDragic drove, drew a defender and dished to Augustine for an easy layup to open the second half scoring. Hunter missed a dunk and Augustine scored twice more for an 18-point lead, at which point Olympiacos called timeout. A Mantzaris-to-Hunter alley-oop slam and free throws by Mantzaris and Spanoulis revived the Reds. However Augustine threw in a hook over Hunter and Koponen connected on a triple. After a tip-in from hunter, Monia made it 62-44 with a three. Mantzaris drove for a basket-plus-foul, but an Egor Vyaltsev jumper and Honeycutt triple prompted an Olympiacos timeout at 67-47. Koponen picked off Spanoulis’s pass and took it for a layup. Despite Printezis’s free throws, the momentum remained with Khimki. Boone scored inside, Honeycutt nailed a jumper and Koponen ended the quarter with a step-back jumper that made it 76-50.Fourth quarter: Koponen ices the game with a pair of triplesKoponen made his fourth three-pointer at the start of the quarter. After Warrick sank 2 free throws, Koponen made another triple to establish a 30-point advantage. Hackett hit a jumper and continued to play hard on defense, but Khimki had shifted into cruise control. The lead only swelled on a basket by Monia and three-point play by Dragic. Hunter and Rice traded free throws and Hunter added another basket on the offensive glass. Shved made free throws to establish the biggest lead of the game at 94-58. Shved played hard till the end with a block in the final minute as Khimki strolled to a historic victory.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

18 Nov

PAOK Fans Defend Gun-Toting Soccer Boss Savvidis, in Hiding

first_imgHe may be a wanted man in Greece, but fans of the Thessaloniki-based PAOK soccer team love its owner, Ivan Savvidis, who’s in hiding after taking a gun onto the field while protesting a goal waved off against rival AEK of Athens.Savvidis, a business magnate who owns a share of the port of Thessaloniki – which was to be turned over March 26 to private companies – has praised Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, who has tried to distance himself from the Greek-Russian tycoon since the gun incident.The Greek government suspended the soccer league after the incident on March 11 and FIFA demanded immediate action from Greek authorities, with both PAOK and Savvidis facing stiff penalties. But he’s evaded arrest and despite being one of the most visible figures in the country, Greek police can’t find him as he faces heavy fines and prosecution.In Thessaloniki, his fans said he has stood up to Athens sports and business interests and he’s their guy, someone who’s poured his money into the port city, Agence France Presse said in a feature about him.“This man has poured out his soul, as well as his money,” said Filotas Pellios, head of PAOK’s veterans club.Savvidis, who started as a tobacco worker in Russia, was a member of the Russian Duma, the lower House of Parliament, until 2011 and has an estimated fortune of 490 million euros ($600 million).In just six years, he acquired PAOK – one of Greece’s four most popular clubs – state tobacco company SEKAP, leading bottling company Souroti, Thessaloniki’s top hotel and national newspaper Ethnos before just selling SEKAP to Japan Tobacco after he asked Tsipras’ help in erasing 44 million euros ($54.41 million) imposed before he bought the company.“(Athenians) are bothered because someone dares to challenge the status quo,” Christos Nikolaidis, a local journalist told AFP.“Savvidis is the only investor left in Greece with the strength to hit back at this rotten structure. The war is about him, not PAOK,” said Christos Dimitriadis, a shop employee.“I don’t care what they say, because they don’t know how we feel about you,” former Real Madrid and PAOK defender Pablo Garcia, now a PAOK youth coach, posted on Instagram.“All political parties should know that they cannot play with the people of PAOK. If they dare to hurt Ivan Savvidis we will be there like soldiers to give battle,” said Yiorgos Triantafyllidis, 31, who is unemployed.PAOK is “at war” with Athens, the club’s technical director Lubos Michel, a Slovak former FIFA referee, told a Russian news website. No word from Savvidis though.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

17 Nov

World Cup 2018: Brazil rely on Neymar, Coutinho vs unpredictable Mexico

first_imgBrazil will hope their quadrat of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus and Willian arrive in some fashion at the FIFA World Cup 2018 when they face the counter-attacking threat of Mexico at the Samara Arena on Monday.Coutinho and Tite’s tactics have been the shining light for Brazil in what has been an underwhelming performance otherwise. However, if their match against Serbia is anything to go by, Brazil are getting better by the day.After their 1-1 draw against Switzerland, where they dazzled in the first half only to lose that spark in the second half, Brazil registered a fighting 2-0 win over Costa Rica.Even as the 2-0 scoreline sounds comfortable, it was far from it. Two goals in the stoppage time was what Brazil required to get past Costa Rica.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEIn the final group game though, Neymar and Willian stepped up their game, looked much sharper and better as Brazil book their last 16 spot with a comfortable win.Neymar’s PSG teammates Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have set the Round of 16 to fire with their sensational performances and Brazil captain Thiago Silva is hoping that it rubs off on Neymar too.”We hope tomorrow will be a great day and that Neymar is inspired as much as the other players,” said Silva, who also plays for Paris Saint-Germain.Neymar drew concern early in the tournament because of what appeared to be a right ankle injury following Brazil’s opener. He was fouled 10 times during the match and later was seen limping after practice before the team’s second match against Costa Rica, but the team said it was only a precaution.advertisementThe Brazilian soccer confederation has said Neymar’s ankle problem had nothing to do with the foot injury that sidelined him for about three months earlier this year. Brazil coach Tite said before the tournament started that Neymar wouldn’t likely be fully fit until the third match of the group stage. It’s now time for the knockout rounds.”He’s resumed his top performance,” Tite said.”The idea is that things are going to improve. This is the fourth match. I think this team is well prepared,” Silva said Sunday. “We have to face this match with a lot of focus and a lot of determination. I think the coach has given us the tools.”Brazil, who have won five World Cup titles, have advanced out of the group stage in the last 13 tournaments. The team has made the quarter-finals six straight times.The last time that Brazil lost in the round of 16 was back in 1990, a 1-0 loss to Argentina in Italy.MEXICO LOOK FOR ANOTHER PIECE OF HISTORY FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico are eyeing their first quarter-final since 1986. (Reuters Photo)Mexico have already made history in Russia, beating defending champion Germany 1-0 in the group opener. It was Mexico’s first victory over the Germans in a competitive match – and first in any game since 1985. The loss would later figure in Germany’s elimination in Russia.A victory over Brazil would give Mexico their first knockout-round victory since 1986. Mexico have put their focus on the “quinto partido,” or fifth game, which means the fifth game (quarter-finals).Four years ago in Brazil, the teams played to a scoreless draw in their group. Brazil had won the three previous World Cup meetings over Mexico.Mexico’s last victory over Brazil came in 2012 in a friendly match at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. El Tri memorably won the match 2-0 before a crowd of more than 84,000 fans.Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio was asked about whether the team was concerned about Neymar’s reputation earlier in the tournament – deserved or not – for flopping. There was a lot of chatter on social media about Neymar’s alleged diving, and a pub back home in Brazil even offered free drinks each time he fell against Serbia.”I will not discriminate or criticize someone,” Osorio said. “He is a great player, and tomorrow the referee will be in charge. I hope it’s a fair game.”INJURY AND SUSPENSIONS FIFA World Cup 2018: Marcelo will not be available for Brazil vs Mexico due to back injury. (Reuters Photo)Mexico will be without defender Hector Moreno because of yellow card accumulation, while Brazil could be missing several players because of a spate of injuries.Tite has confirmed that Danilo, who suffered a hip injury, was available for the match against Mexico but Marcelo will not be.Marcelo had a back injury sustained against Serbia.”We are not going to pay the price with health,” Tite said.advertisementWinger Douglas Costa, who plays for Juventus, continues to recover from a right thigh injury he sustained in the group stage and will not play against Mexico. But he could return if the team advances to the quarterfinals.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

24 Oct

Pirates Kidnap Four Seamen off Nigeria

first_imgzoom Armed pirates attacked and boarded a refrigerated cargo ship underway off the Niger Delta and kidnapped four crew members on October 19, the U.K.-based maritime intelligence company Dryad Maritime reports.There are currently no details relating to the identity of the attacked vessel or the location of the kidnapped crew members. The pirates also stole ship’s cash and destroyed equipment before escaping.  Local authorities have been notified.Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that two Lithuanian and two Ukrainian seamen were kidnapped out of 19 crew members on board the unidentified ship at the time of the accident.This is the first incident reported at sea off the Niger Delta in five months, Dryad says, and it has taken place 100 NM further west than the spate of kidnappings which took place earlier this year.It comes at a time when the Nigerian Navy are conducting increased patrols of the approaches to the Bonny River, and these patrols may have forced this criminal gang to look into operating in this wider area of West Africa.This area has a recent history of maritime attacks with six reported cases of attacks on vessels, where 13 crew members were abducted for the purpose of ransom, in 2014 alone.This incident marks a return to attacks for West Africa, an area that has experienced low levels of maritime crime in the last three months, according to Dryad.The recent reduction in instances of maritime crime in the region was likely related to the increase in Nigerian Naval activities, but this incident is congruent with Dryad’s analysis that their efforts alone would not be able to effectively police the whole of West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.last_img read more

22 Oct

Compassionate Care Legislation Coming Into Effect

first_imgENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Compassionate Care Legislation Coming IntoEffect Nova Scotians will have more time to spend with and care forloved ones who are gravely ill with new legislation that comesinto effect on Jan. 4, 2004. Changes to the Labour Standards Code provide up to eight weeks ofunpaid leave to employees who wish to provide palliative care toa parent, child or spouse. “This new legislation ensures informal caregivers have thesupport and protection they require to care for family membersduring their time of need,” said Environment and Labour MinisterKerry Morash. “This valuable and compassionate benefit allowsinformal caregivers to spend time away from work without fear oflosing their jobs.” In January 2003, the First Ministers’ Accord on Health CareRenewal outlined a federal initiative that would allow a six-weekcompassionate care benefit, available through the EmploymentInsurance program. The Feb. 18 federal budget announced theestablishment of the paid benefit, which will come into effect onJan. 4, 2004. Nova Scotia’s Compassionate Care Leave legislation supports thespirit of the First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal(February 2003) and complements the federal government’s six-weekcommitment. It also adds two additional weeks of unpaid leave foremployees. For more information on the compassionate care legislation call1-888-315-0110 or see the Environment and Labour website atwww.gov.ns.ca/enla/labstand.last_img read more

6 Oct

Annan to visit Europe mark 60th ratification of International Criminal Court Statute

According to a UN spokesman in New York, the Secretary-General is expected to participate in an event on 11 April to mark the 60th ratification of the Rome Statute. A treaty event will also be held on the same day at UN Headquarters in New York for delegations, the media and other interested parties.The treaty, which has 56 ratifications so far, will enter into force on 1 July. The Hague-based Court will consist of 18 judges, as well as prosecutors and investigators, and has jurisdiction over such crimes as genocide, war crimes, the crime of aggression and crimes against humanity.The Court will not be part of the United Nations, and will be accountable to countries that ratify the Statute. Those countries have agreed to prosecute individuals accused of such crimes under their own laws, or to surrender them to the Court for trial.Before arriving in Rome, Mr. Annan is scheduled to depart New York on Friday for an official visit to Spain, during which the Secretary-General is expected to open the Second UN World Assembly on Ageing on 8 April in Madrid, the spokesman told a press briefing.From Spain, the Secretary-General will travel to Rome to first attend a meeting from 10 to 11 April of the UN’s 26-member Chief Executive Board (formerly the Administrative Committee for Coordination) before participating in the Rome Statute event.The Board meeting, which brings together the executive heads of specialized agencies, Bretton Woods institutions and the UN’s funds and programmes, will focus on the follow-up to the Millennium Declaration, particularly the treatment and prevention of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, as well as system-wide support for African development, the spokesman said.After his activities in Rome, the Secretary-General will travel to Geneva to deliver an address on 12 April to the Commission on Human Rights at the Palais des Nations. read more

4 Oct

Facebook executive Sandberg urges women to lean in to their careers in

Facebook executive Sandberg urges women to ‘lean in’ to their careers in anticipated new book by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2013 9:28 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – For a book that has yet to be released, Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” — part feminist manifesto, part how-to career guide — has got a lot of people talking.In the weeks leading up to the book’s release on Monday, pundits and press hounds have been debating its merits. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called Sandberg a “PowerPoint Pied Piper in Prada ankle boots,” and countless bloggers have suggested that Facebook’s chief operating officer is the wrong person to lead a women’s movement.“Most of the criticism has to do with the position she is coming from,” said Susan Yohn, professor and chair of Hofstra University’s history department.Sandberg, 43, hopes that her message of empowerment won’t be obscured by the lofty pedestal from which she speaks. But is the multi-millionaire with two Harvard degrees too rich to offer advice? Too successful? Does her blueprint for success ignore the plight of poor and working-class women? Does the book’s very premise blame women for not rising to top corporate positions at the same rate as men?And just how big is her house?The questions keep coming largely because few people have actually read the book. But in it, Sandberg seems to have foreseen much of the criticism. The book acknowledges that critics might discount her feminist call to action with an easy-for-her-to-say shrug.“My hope is that my message will be judged on its merits,” she writes in the preamble.Sandberg recognizes that parts of the book are targeted toward women who are in a position to make decisions about their careers. Still, she writes, “we can’t avoid this conversation. This issue transcends all of us. The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream and encourage more men to support women in the workforce and in the home.”Published by Alfred A. Knopf Inc., “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” will be launched Thursday with a reception in New York City hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Arianna Huffington.It’s true that Sandberg is wealthy. She also has a supportive husband. Mark Zuckerberg is her boss. And, yes, her home in Menlo Park, Calif., has 9,000 square feet.But as a woman in Silicon Valley, Sandberg hasn’t exactly had it easy, and her tale shows she’s no armchair activist. After all, not many women would march into their boss’ office and demand special parking for expectant mothers. But Sandberg did just that when she worked at Google. Company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin complied.After Sandberg moved to Facebook in 2008, she became even more outspoken on the issues facing women in corporate America. At a time when other executives, male or female, have largely stayed quiet, Sandberg has delivered speeches on topics such as “Why we have too few women leaders.”And she’s no workaholic. In an age of endless work hours, Sandberg is famous for leaving the office at 5:30 to spend time with her family. She does admit, however, to picking up work once her kids have gone to bed.Of the many inspirational slogans that hang on Facebook’s walls, her favourite asks “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” ”Lean In” is about pushing past fear.“Fear is at the root of so many of the barriers that women face,” she writes. “Fear of not being liked. Fear of making the wrong choice. Fear of drawing negative attention. Fear of overreaching. Fear of being judged. Fear of failure. And the holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter.”Sandberg peppers the book with studies, reports and personal anecdotes to back up her premise — that for reasons both in and out of their control, there are fewer woman leaders than men in the business world and beyond. For example, the Fortune 500 has only 21 female CEOs. Sandberg is among the 14 per cent of women who hold executive officer positions and the 16 per cent of women who hold board of director seats, according to Catalyst.org.For minority women, the numbers are even bleaker. Women of colour, she writes, hold just 4 per cent of top corporate jobs and 3 per cent of board seats.“A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes. I believe that this would be a better world,” she writes. “The laws of economics and many studies of diversity tell us that if we tapped the entire pool of human resources and talent, our collective performance would improve.”At less than 200 pages, plus a good chunk of footnotes, “Lean In” does not purport to be the end-all solution to inequality. It deals with issues Sandberg sees as in women’s control.“Don’t leave before you leave” is one of her catchphrases, aimed at successful women who gradually drop out of the workforce in anticipation of children they may someday bear. “Make your partner a real partner” is another. She says everyone should encourage men to “lean in” at home by being equal partners in parenting and housework.“Lean In” is, by and large, for women who are looking to climb the corporate ladder (which Sandberg calls a jungle gym), and ideally their male supporters. She hopes it’s the start of a conversation. To that end, Sandberg plans to donate all of the proceeds to her newly minted non-profit, LeanIn.org.Sandberg’s book shares personal details that reveal a fair share of stumbles and lesser-known tidbits. Did you know she was an aerobics instructor in the 1980s —big hair, silver leotard and all? The book paints a picture of an exceptionally successful woman who admits to lacking confidence at various points in her career.Sandberg writes about the “ambition gap” between men and women in the workplace — that while men are expected to be driven, ambition in women can be seen as negative. She writes about parents’ gender-based approaches to child rearing that teach girls to be “pretty like mommy” and boys “smart like daddy,” as she’s seen on baby onesies sold at Gymboree.And she writes about “feeling like a fraud” — that insidious notion, felt largely by women but men as well, that success is due not to one’s own merit but to some sort of gross oversight or accident.Sandberg’s book comes half a century after Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique,” which identified “the problem that has no name” among largely white, suburban housewives who felt unhappy and unfulfilled in their roles at home. Friedan, too, was criticized for focusing on a privileged swath of womankind.In a recent critical piece on Sandberg’s movement, Michael Kazin wrote in the New Republic that, like Friedan, Sandberg, “also seems primarily concerned with the economics of gender. But there’s a key difference: Friedan didn’t share a view from the corporate boardroom.”Kazin’s barbs echo most of the book’s pre-release criticism. But some writers have gone further. In a Washington Post op-ed, Melissa Gira Grant dismissed Sandberg’s “Lean In” movement as “simply the elite leading the slightly-less-elite, for the sake of Sandberg’s bottom line.” Dowd wrote that she believes “Sandberg has co-opted the vocabulary and romance of a social movement not to sell a cause, but herself.”In the end, “Lean In” is a call to action to make it easier for women to become leaders. It’s a call for women to take space at the table, raise their hands, speak up and step up. It’s a personal account of a woman who, through a mix of talent, luck and ambition, but also with plenty of internal and external obstacles along the way, managed to do that.Feminist icon Gloria Steinem, whom Sandberg thanks in the acknowledgements and cites as inspiration, praises “Lean In” on her Facebook page, saying that it “addresses internalized oppression, opposes external barriers that create it and urges women to support each other to fight both.”She adds that even the book’s critics “are making a deep if inadvertent point: Only in women is success viewed as a barrier to giving advice.”___Follow Barbara Ortutay on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BarbaraOrtutay___Online:Lean In the non-profit: www.LeanIn.Org and facebook.com/leaninorgVideo of Sheryl Sandberg’s 2010 TED talk that is the basis of her book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

25 Sep

Sienna Miller spends half her time living with exfiance to show daughter

first_imgMiller lives with her ex for half the year Miller has recently relocated to New York, and has been photographed out and about with Marlowe and Sturridge, who she dated in 2011.The pair announced their engagement in 2012, and are understood to have split in 2015.The actress said the move to the US had inspired a change in her “easy” London life, which saw her “drink too much wine” with friends and spent weekends away in the country. “I think in a break-up somebody has to be a little bit cruel in order for it to be traditional, but it’s not been acrimonious in a way where you would choose to not be around that person.“We don’t live together, as has been reported recently, but we do half the time.“Everybody will stay over or we’ll all go on holiday and that’s because we genuinely want to be around each other.“It’s great for our daughter that she has two parents who love each other and are friends. He’s definitely my best friend in the entire world.” Credit:Alexi Lubomirski The full interview is published in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on sale March 1. Bazaar magazine - Sienna Miller cover “It was all gorgeous and great, but I’m really trying to kick myself up the ass in some way, and New York is very good at doing that,” she added.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Miller lives with her ex for half the yearCredit:Alexi Lubomirski Sienna Miller, the actress, has told how she lives for half the time with her ex-fiance, in a bid to ensure their daughter can see they still love one another.Miller said she and Tom Sturridge stay with one another despite their split, because they genuinely like to spend time together.The actress said she believed it good for their four-year-old daughter Marlowe to see them co-parenting happily, calling him her “best friend”.In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Miller said: “We still love each other. Sienna Miller with ex-fiance Tom Sturridge Sienna Miller with ex-fiance Tom Sturridgelast_img read more

21 Sep

Exploring styles of mathematical reasoning in ancient Greece

first_imgIf you have an interest in mathematics, then this one is for you. At the Greek Centre on 8 December, Dr Ioannis Vandoulakis will be presenting a talk on the ‘Styles of Mathematical Reasoning in Ancient Greece’.Dr Vandoulakis will look at the concept of ‘style’ with regards to how it is used to characterise certain meta-mathematical aspects of mathematical thinking. This includes the manière of mathematical writing, preferred mathematical patterns, commitment to a rule or standard, mathematical practices, cognitive attitudes, and modes of understanding, among others. As is the case with the ‘French-school style’ or ‘Archimedean style’, mathematical styles do not generate either a discovery or a demonstration, and are instead characterised by an individual or a scholarly community.In his talk, Dr Vandoulakis will present two historical styles of Greek mathematical thinking: the (Neo-) Pythagorean style of arithmetic thinking used in developing a proof-less version of Greek number theory by genetic constructions (definitions), and the Euclidean style of arithmetic, which can be characterised as genetic in the sense that number theory is developed from below by using effective procedures of proof. These studies are both significant in that they have enabled people to approach the age-old problem of relation between Greek mathematics and philosophy, and to reveal an unexpected relation between Greek arithmetic and Eleatic philosophy.A senior lecturer in the history and philosophy of science at the Hellenic Open University and the Open University of Cyprus, since October Dr Vandoulakis has been recognised as a key expert in an EU-funded mainstream project for the reform of general and secondary education in Turkmenistan (2016-2020). He holds a PhD in history of mathematics from Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University and has been a research fellow at the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow) and CNRS (Paris). He has also published on history and philosophy of Greek mathematics, history of mathematical logic, philosophy, and the foundations of mathematics, general artificial intelligence.The academic’s latest research interests concentrate around questions of mathematical proof, its history and styles of mathematical proving across various cultures.A joint event by the Greek Community of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies, the lecture will take place at the Greek Centre (Level M, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC) at 7.15 pm. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

20 Sep

Amazon offre du streaming à ses clients Premium américains

first_imgAmazon offre du streaming à ses clients Premium américainsLes clients américains du service de livraison rapide d’Amazon vont disposer d’un accès illimité à une vidéothèque de 5.000 films et émissions télé en streaming.Les clients qui ont souscrit au service Premium d’Amazon, proposant la livraison rapide de leurs achats pour un montant annuel de 79 dollars, vont désormais disposer d’un service de streaming illimité leur donnant accès à une base de 5.000 films et émissions de télévision. Annoncé le 22 février, ce service entre dans la nouvelle ligne stratégique de la boutique en ligne.En 2009, l’offre Disc + On Demand proposait déjà aux acheteurs d’un DVD ou d’un Blu-Ray de le visionner sur Internet dès la commande enregistrée. Amazon compte donc sur le streaming pour promouvoir et développer son offre Premium mais aussi concurrencer une plateforme comme Netflix, qui proposait de la location de DVD avant de passer à un streaming illimité pour 7,99 dollars mensuels.  Le 23 février 2011 à 14:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

19 Sep

SP 500 Dow industrials and Nasdaq close at record highs

first_imgNEW YORK — Investors extended a rally through a holiday-shortened day and pushed the S&P 500 index to its third straight record high close on Wednesday. Other major indexes also closed at record highs.The rally follows a slight easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Both nations have agreed to refrain from new tariffs while they open a new round of negotiations. The development relieved some pressure on the market, though the trade war still looms over global economic growth.The S&P 500 rose 22.81 points, or 0.8%, to close at 2,995.82. The third record high close in as many days also pushed the index closer to breaching the 3,000 mark.The Dow Jones Industrial Average also reached a record, gaining 179.32 points, or 0.7%, to close at 26,966.Technology stocks led the gains, helping the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite join the record-breaking club. The Nasdaq rose 61.14 points, or 0.8%, to 8,170.23.“Clearly the trade truce with China has been a catalyst for the market even though there remain uncertainties,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial.Technology companies, which tend to do a lot of business with China, have been particularly sensitive to the trade war between the U.S. and China. The sector has been broadly higher this week.last_img read more

14 Sep

Hachette Cuts Costs Saves Time with Automated Ad Program

first_imgHachette Filipacchi Media U.S. has partnered with Theorem Inc. to use the custom operations company’s Analytics 2.0 program—an automated system that manages display ad inventory, traffic and performance across the publisher’s portfolio of Web sites. Analytics 2.0 allows magazines to upload data in multiple forms and generate reports by using customizable templates and formulas. “The program enables publishers and magazines, specifically companies that are migrating content on the Web, to bring together their ad serving reports and site analytics data in one central interface,” Theorem founder and CEO Jay Kulkarni told FOLIO:. “This allows ad operations, sales and finance to look at their reports in a comprehensive way.”The program is equipped with built-in tools that accommodate data from ad servers, search engines, site side data and rich media, and can handle terabytes of data produced by online marketing campaigns. There is no software to be installed, Kulkarni says, and reports can be generated in HTML, Adobe, Excel and other Microsoft formats. Set-up time takes a couple of weeks to go into live production.“We manage 12 Web sites that run thousands of campaigns, and had people in-house crunching numbers in Excel manually,” said Oleg Korenfeld, Hachette’s director of advertising operations. Hachette has been using Analytics 2.0 since January. “We needed better CPM, better sell-through, not only historically but also using forecast tools. This program makes everything automated, generating weekly reports. “The service saves us a lot of time and money,” Korenfeld added. “It’s not expensive. It costs a lot less than having someone in-house build a similar program, and frees up our current staff to focus on other projects.”A typical contract costs between $2,000 and $8,500 per month depending on data sets, frequency or reports and the amount of customization, Kulkarni says. “Our clients use the program to manage their online operations in a holistic fashion, look at ways to drive revenue by looking at campaign performance and provide trends to their advertisers. For one magazine client, what took four weeks to generate a report was reduced to only two days.”In addition to Hachette, Theorem is working with three other magazine clients, according to Kulkarni.last_img read more

6 Sep

Rented footpaths leave no room for pedestrians

first_imgHyderabad: Even as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is constructing cobbled footpaths in the city, shop owners and house owners are letting out the footpath in front of their premises to petty vendors on rent. What started in the Old City has spread like wildfire now elsewhere. One can see temporary stalls with tarpaulin sprout on footpaths from Madina Centre to Masab Tank, Madhura Nagar to Vijay Nagar Colony. Owners are blatantly flouting rules in connivance with local leaders and collecting rent ranging from Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000 per month. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us This is conspicuous especially in and around Charminar. Shop owners let out spaces in front of their shops to petty vendors especially at Madina Centre, Gulzar Houz, Mecca Masjid, Ladbazar, Choumahalla Palace and other places due to which there are no space even for pedestrians to walk freely. With no options left people are walking in the middle of the road amidst scores of vehicles which is sometimes leading to traffic jams and snail pace traffic movements are occurring. In spite of Charminar Pedestrian Project (CPP) also there no footpaths for the public to walk. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us K Venkata Ramana, Social Activist and a resident of Ramnagar, demanded that the GHMC authorities and the Traffic Police officials to take stringent action on footpath encroachers and owners who are giving their parking places on rent and causing traffic problems to the public. The scourge has also spread to several other places, for instance, girls studying in colleges have been complaining of lack of space in Vijaynagar Colony to Bazarghat road and from Mallepally to Masab Tank road. What is more, youngsters and oldies alike, consume liquor in the area after sunset. Advertise With Us People in SR Nagar, Kalyan Nagar, Vengal Rao Nagar, Madhuranagar Colony and in Film Nagar towards Apollo Hospital junction are facing severe traffic jams and accidents are occurring regularly. In SR Nagar they are taking 3 to 6 months advances for giving footpaths on rent. Tea stalls, fruit vendors, roadside eateries are making life difficult for commuters to drive. Traffic congestion is very common in these areas especially in peak hours. In Ramnagar, several apartments and commercial shop owners gave their parking places for rent to other businessmen due to which there is no parking left for the vehicles in the area and the main road turned narrow and long queue of vehicles are seen from 5 pm to 8 pm every day. P Balraj, private employee in SR Nagar, demanded the implementation of High Court orders to demolish all footpath encroachments and regulate the traffic so that walkers and commuters can move freely without any problems.last_img read more

1 Sep

The Coen Brothers Sign On to Write Movie About Silk Road

first_img Joel and Ethan Coen are known for writing and directing a number of critically-acclaimed films, such as No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski, but also for just working on some good screenplays.Twentieth Century Fox has brought on the duo to write the screenplay for The Dark Web, a film about Ross William Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the illegal, online drug marketplace The Silk Road.The Silk Road was only accessible via an anonymous Tor browser and utilized Bitcoin for transactions. Users could also access other illegal contraband, including user information.Before it was shut down by the FBI in 2013, this first version of the Silk Road was run by Ulbricht under the name “Dread Pirate Roberts,” who often wrote libertarian rants under the moniker on the site and raked in $80 million.It’s unclear what aspect of the story the screenplay will focus on, but the investigation into The Silk Road and the eventual arrest of Ulbricht is certainly worthy of a film. According to the FBI, Ulbricht made a lot of rookie mistakes, often leaving breadcrumbs around forums such as his email address (which contained his full name). He was tailed by the FBI and was arrested in a San Francisco library.He is currently serving a life sentence in prison, but maintains his innocence.Of course, because this is the internet, The Silk Road didn’t stay dead. Silk Road 2.0 was shut down in 2014 and numerous individuals were arrested.Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), was originally tapped to write the screenplay, but now the Coens are writing a new draft. Stay on target Fargo’s Third Episode Is Pointless, but That’s the PointThe Coen Brothers Are Finally Ready to Tackle TV last_img read more

27 Aug

Senate Reveals First Healthcare Bill Draft

first_img Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019 CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an advanced alternative payment model (APM)… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more June 22, 2017 — Senate Republicans led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) unveiled the discussion draft of their own bill Thursday to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, which overhauled and expanded health insurance coverage for millions of Americans.The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 makes several key changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House version of the bill passed in May, such as continuing expanded Medicaid funding from the ACA for an additional year and maintaining Obamacare’s premium subsidies, in an effort to appease moderate Republicans. At the same time, the Senate bill keeps intact many of the same provisions insisted on by more conservative party members, including removal of the individual and employer mandates that levy tax penalties for not carrying or offering insurance.Medicaid and the premium subsidies are likely to be the two largest sticking points as debate begins in the Senate. For Medicaid, both chambers’ versions of the bill would change the open-ended entitlement program to one where states would either receive a fixed amount of money annually based on enrollment or as a lump sum block grant.And while the Senate version does extend Obamacare funding levels to 2021 (as opposed to 2021 in the AHCA), the annual growth rate of those funds would be tied to standard inflation instead of the more generous medical inflation rate beginning in 2025. Opponents of the bill say this will force states to make cuts to enrollment, benefits or provider payments, all of which would be detrimental to coverage. In total, the two bills together would cut spending on Medicaid by about $880 billion, according to MedPage Today.In a move to mollify more moderate Senate Republicans, the BCRA looks to maintain the premium subsidies established under the Affordable Care Act. Currently, those subsidies are available to individuals and families earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level, but the BCRA would reduce the threshold to 350 percent. Subsidies would be made available to those below the poverty line if they are not eligible for Medicaid.Other highlights of the bill include:States would not be allowed to opt out of mandated coverage of those with pre-existing conditions (an AHCA provision);States would be allowed to determine what services are categorized as “essential health benefits” that must be guaranteed to be covered;Children would still be allowed to remain on their parents’ health plan until age 26; andFunding is assured in 2018 and 2019 for additional Obamacare-mandated cost-sharing subsidies for insurers.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma said, “I appreciate the work of the Senate as they continue to make progress fixing the crisis in healthcare that has resulted from Obamacare. Skyrocketing premiums, rising costs and fewer choices have caused too many Americans to drop their insurance coverage. Today, Obamacare is in a death spiral and millions of Americans are being negatively impacted as a result. They are trapped by mandates that force them to purchase insurance they don’t want and can’t afford.“The Senate proposal is built on putting patients first and in charge of their healthcare decisions, bringing down the cost of coverage and expanding choices. Congress must act now to achieve the President’s goal to make sure all Americans have access to quality, affordable coverage,” she concluded.McConnell and Senate leadership hope to hold a vote on the bill by the end of next week. A score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on how much the bill will cost and how many people will be affected is still forthcoming. The office estimated that the AHCA passed by the House would leave an additional 23 million Americans uninsured over the next decade.Read the article “9 Ways TrumpCare May Change the Healthcare Industry”Read the article “It is Time for an Honest Dialogue About Healthcare Reform”Read the article “ASTRO Urges Lawmakers to Maintain Healthcare Access for Vulnerable Patients”Watch the VIDEO “Role of Medical Imaging in Value-Based Care” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 22, 2017 Senate Reveals First Healthcare Bill Draft Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 adds additional year of expanded Medicaid funding, maintains Obamacare premium subsidies while lowering thresholds for both Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Content Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. 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17 Aug

Seven Tourism Awards Wash Up in Port Stephens

first_imgShoal Bay resort pool holiday park Facebook Aerial of PS Holiday Park onlinecenter_img Source = Port Stephens Tourism Port Stephens has won seven awards at the 2012 Countrylink NSW North Coast Tourism Awards with one property – Shoal Bay Resort and Spa – scoring four of them. The Port Stephens winners were:Deluxe Accommodation – Gold winner – Shoal Bay Resort and Spa Tourism Marketing – Bronze winner – Port Stephens Beachside Holiday ParksRestaurants and Catering – Bronze winner – Shoal Bay Resort and Spa Meetings and Business – Silver winner – Shoal Bay Resort and SpaMajor Tour and Transport – Moonshadow CruisesPubs – Shoal Bay Resort and SpaCaravan and Tourists Parks –  Silver winner – Halifax Holiday Park “The NSW North Coast is a huge region stretching from Port Stephens all the way to the QLD border with many major tourism players in the market so our seven awards are a significant coup for Port Stephens,” said Port Stephens Tourism Marketing Manager, Tars Bylhouwer.“There was heavy competition at these awards so the recognition Port Stephens received is a great tribute to the fantastic product that we have here and the fantastic effort and passion that these operators invest in their businesses and the region as a whole,” he said.last_img read more

10 Aug

Arrested Development costars apologize to Jessi

first_img‘Arrested Development’ co-stars apologize to Jessica Walter NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jason Bateman and Tony Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defence of their “Arrested Development” co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who has been accused of harassment on the show’s set.In a series of tweets Thursday, Bateman says his comments were “wrong” and that it seemed like he was “condoning yelling at work.” He adds that he’s “incredibly embarrassed.”Bateman was reacting to a cast interview in The New York Times in which actress Jessica Walter alleged Tambor verbally harassed her on the set.Bateman responded in the interview that “a lot of stuff happens in 15 years.” He later tweeted “I realize that I was wrong here.” Hale also apologized Thursday, tweeting that his words “served to minimize Jessica’s pain.”Netflix scrapped plans for the “Arrested Development” cast to meet fans in London on Friday, saying it had decided “not to move ahead with promotional activity.” by The Associated Press Posted May 24, 2018 8:51 am PDT Last Updated May 24, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img This combination photo shows, from left, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter and Tony Hale at the “Arrested Development” season five premiere in Los Angeles on May 17, 2018. Bateman and Hale are apologizing for comments they made in defense of their “Arrested Development” co-star Jeffrey Tambor, who was accused by Walter of verbally harassing her on set of “Arrested Development.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) last_img read more

9 Aug

Anastasiades to make brief visit to Israel on Sunday

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades departs on Sunday on a one-day working visit to Israel.Anastasiades, who will be accompanied by the ministers of foreign affairs and energy as well as the government spokesman, will meet Sunday evening at 7pm with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.At the meeting, the president and the prime minister will discuss issues relating to the bilateral relations, the developments on the Cyprus problem, regional developments and matters relating to the trilateral cooperation among Cyprus, Greece and Israel.The Cypriot delegation will return to Cyprus on Monday morning.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more