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Sheriff’s office reports 17 people dead in south Florida high school shooting

first_imgNation & World | NPR News | Public SafetySheriff’s office reports 17 people dead in south Florida high school shootingFebruary 14, 2018 by Richard Gonzales, NPR Share:Updated at 7:37 p.m. ET(Image by Katie Park/NPR)The Broward County, Fla., sheriff said 17 people are dead in the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, northwest of Fort Lauderdale. He said a suspect is in custody.In a news conference, Sheriff Scoot Israel said 12 of the victims were found inside the school building and two were found outside. Another victim was found on the street, and two people died at the hospital.Israel identified the suspect as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons. The sheriff said the shooter used an AR-15 rifle and had “multiple magazines.”Israel said investigators already have examined the suspect’s statements on social media, calling them “very, very disturbing.”Israel said that his triplets had graduated from the same school. “It’s a horrific, horrific day,” he said.Earlier, county school Superintendant Robert Runcie told reporters that he had just given a teacher-of-the-year-award winner a new car and was leaving the event when he heard about the shootings. The suspect was found off campus and was taken into custody without incident.“We are pretty sure the suspect pulled the fire alarm to get the kids out into the hallways,” Alison Carew, the mother of 15-year-old freshman twins, told All Things Considered. “And they heard noises and then the teacher shuttled them into safe places.”The school was locked down as some students were escorted outside, while others were advised to remain barricaded inside. Carew said her children believe the shots were fired in the freshman building, “a three-story building separate from every other building at the school.”“They had to put their backpacks in the middle of the street and [continue] with their hands up,” Carew added, speaking of her kids. “Their backpacks were searched, and they were subsequently escorted off the campus.”Authorities have not determined a motive for the shooting.Florida Gov. Rick Scott and President Trump have been told about the shooting.This is a developing story. Some things that get reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit An earlier version of this story misspelled the suspect’s name. It’s Nikolas Cruz, not Nikolaus Cruz.Share this story:last_img read more

Civil engineers want politicians to put infrastructure at heart of manifestos

first_imgMonday 9 February 2015 8:40 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MD Express KCS Civil engineers want politicians to put infrastructure at heart of manifestos Tags: NULL whatsapp THE INSTITUTION of Civil Engineers (ICE) has today released a manifesto for the upcoming election, in which they call on politicians to prioritise infrastructure, and for the next UK government to focus on a long term infrastructure plan.ICE have laid out 10 key policies they want the political parties to adopt. They include the creation of an independent infrastructure body, fast progress on the Davies airports commission, and better collaboration with local government to work through the backlog on necessary road maintenance.With a focus on the long term, ICE want the government to “future-proof” new infrastructure, make a commitment to a maintenance investment programme for flood risk management, and establish an office for resource management. They also want energy market reform to be implemented to keep down energy costs and improve decarbonisation of electricity.ICE also called for higher-quality apprenticeships, tougher Ofsted inspections and promotion of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects at school. ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock, said: “Infrastructure is the foundation of all modern societies – it not only boosts GDP and job creation but regenerates communities, connects people and places and equips future generations with desirable skills.” center_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof last_img read more

General Election 2015: Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader after failing to win South Thanet with result recount

first_img Tags: General Election 2015 Nigel Farage People by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorFactable30 Little-Known Facts About ‘Planet Of The Apes’FactablePost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastBill CruncherArizona Drivers With No DUI’s Getting A Pay Day This Month (Check If You Qualify)Bill Cruncher whatsapp Nigel Farage has quit as leader of Ukip after failing to win a seat in Westminster, losing to the Conservatives in South Thanet.Craig Mackinlay won the day with 18,837 votes, putting the Ukip leader in second place on 16,026 – a safe 5.7 per cent majority. The eurosceptic politician had promised to resign within 10 minutes if he failed to win the seat.”I’m a man of my word” said Farage, announcing his resignation and recommending Suzanne Evans as the next party leader. A contest will be held in September.Farage hinted that he may still stand for re-election by the party, saying he will take the summer off and consider whether to put himself forward.Farage said a “great weight has been lifted” following the loss.There was an earthquake this election and it happened north of the border, it happened in Scotland. And I think what you saw were lot of voters so scared of that Labour SNP coalition that they shifted towards the Conservatives.On a professional level I express today a degree of disappointment. On a personal level I feel an enormous weight has been lifted from my shoulders and I’ve never felt happier.Comedy rival Al Murray, who earlier told the press he deserved to win, brought in 318 votes. General Election 2015: Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader after failing to win South Thanet with result recount Sharecenter_img whatsapp Friday 8 May 2015 6:36 am Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 Lynsey Barber last_img read more

What Are People Doing on Kim Jong Il’s Birthday?

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What Are People Doing on Kim Jong Il’s Birthday? News SHARE Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News Facebook Twittercenter_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News By Daily NK – 2008.02.17 2:51pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest On February 16th, Kim Jong Il’s 66th birthday (actual age 67) came around again. In North Korea, Kim Jong Il’s birthday is called the “Great General’s Birthday.” Originally, North Korea’s top holiday could be considered Kim Il Sung’s birthday (April 15th), but on this day, Kim Jong Il’s birthday has been etched as the even more significant event.For a truly socialist state, it makes sense to count the “Founding of the Communist Party Day” (September 9th) ” or the “Party Founding Day (October 10th) ” as the top national holidays, but in North Korea, the birthdays of the Kim father and son are considered the most important days of commemoration. This is something that could only have been possible during the feudal dynasty periods.According to the policies of the North Korean authorities and the Worker’s Party which say that Kim Jong Il’s birthday should be considered the top national holiday, North Korean citizens are forced to a tremendous amount of event participation and labor mobilization. The citizens are busy trying to seek out their survival while “Kim Jong Il Flowers” exhibitions and “cooking competitions” are being held.The goal of the February 16th event is to “make the General happy.”Party leaders emphasize “making the General happy” with Kim Jong Il’s upcoming birthday. At all kinds of “reporting competitions,” they have to express their devotion by exaggerating economic results. At the factory enterprise offices, slogans such as “Let us bring an even greater happiness and devotion to the great General through milestones in economic progress” are hung and agriculturalists at each farm are forced to produce an even greater fertilizer output.At party and national administrative organizations, each enterprise laborer and civilians in people’s units are requested to produce several hundred kilograms worth of fertilizer. Without fuel and means of transportation, civilians have to use snow sleds to carry feces and the humus soil to farms a few kilometers away. They have to submit the quota of fertilizers to the farms and receive verification forms. If the fertilizer production plan is not reached before February 16th, the factory manager or the party secretary are discharged or are punished as subjects of ideological criticisms.The commemorative events for Kim Jong Il’s birthday takes place from the beginning of February. The civilians have to participate in every event; each factory office, people’s units, levels of schools decide on February 1st as the starting day for carrying out inspection visits to “Places of historical achievement for revolutionary activities of the great leader Kim Jong Il.”Laborers, as soon as they get to work, have to carefully read propagandistic documents praising Kim Jong Il for 20 minutes and have to learn new songs praising him. On Saturdays (in North Korea, every Saturday is a political lecture meeting day), the regular evaluation meeting is completed in the morning and Kim Jong Il’s analects studies and lecture meetings proclaiming the greatness of Kim Jong Il ensure for 2~3 hours. When Kim Jong Il’s birthday approaches, people have to attend documentary film screenings of Kim Jong Il’s revolutionary activities at movie theaters or at the Kim Jong Il Revolutionary Activity Research Institute. Mobilized civilians sit and wait for the completion of the events while shuddering in cold interiors without heating systems. Also, from the beginning of February, people are selected per factory enterprise offices and People’s Units to execute the “Stories Meeting of Devotion” and “Singing Meetings of Devotion.” They usually practice for about 15 days and hold performances on February 14th and 15th. The North Korean authorities, through TV, newspaper, and radio broadcasts, send out messages idolizing “Revolutionary Stories” or “Revolutionary Anecdotes.”“The General’s Gift” is merely a kg of snacks and two-days worth of provisions“February 16th National Holiday Reporting Meetings” are organized by each province, city, and county, including Pyongyang, and the “Kim Jong Il Flowers Exhibit” and athletic competitions are held every year. The “Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League” selects around a million of young people from factories and organizes a “Marching Unit for field investigation of Mt. Baekdu Billet (known as Kim Jong Il’s birth place).” This event is a week-long march of around 275 km from Haesan, Yankang Province to Mt. Baekdu Billet in Samjiyeon. Many young people get frost bites during the march.The party leaders receive special gift sets, sent by Kim Jong Il, around February 16th. Usually, the contents include a set of suit material, luxury liquor, tangerines, apples, and different kinds of seasonings.Provisions are also given out to average civilians and students. Each household is given two days worth of provisions as well as a bottle of liquor and oil. Approximately a kilogram of snacks (candy, cookies, gum, and traditional rice cookies) are given to elementary school students and pre-school children. On the morning of February 16th, each enterprise office and people’s units visit the Kim Il Sung statue and have a “Flower Basket Presentation Ceremony” which pledges devotion to Kim Jong Il. The ceremony generally takes place from 8 to 10 in the morning.On Kim Jong Il’s birthday, the provision of electricity to factories stops and is channeled to civilian households instead so that people can engage in the viewing of TV. After the completion of all events, the day of rest actually begins from the afternoon of February 16th. After the events, everyone disperses and goes home or meets with friends for drinks, but there is not too much movement of people on the roads. People cannot trade in the cold season of winter and are forced to attend event locations here and there, so there actually is not a more wearisome holiday than Kim Jong Il’s birthday.After the 6th National Convention of the Party in 1980, Kim Jong Il’s birthday has been etched as an official holiday. Since then, North Korean citizens have been suffering from such a forced puppet play for 28 years. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Canadian firm settles U.S. bribery charges

first_img Keywords EnforcementCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Facebook LinkedIn Twitter According to the SEC’s order, Westport, Gougarty and others engaged in a bribery scheme by transferring shares in Westport’s Chinese joint venture to a Chinese private equity fund, in which a government official owned a stake.The SEC also alleged that Westport hid the identity of the fund in its public filings and in its own books “by falsely identifying a different entity as the counterparty to the transaction.”Westport and Gougarty settled the allegations without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings.To settle the charges, the company agreed to pay more than US$2.5 million in disgorgement and a US$1.5 million penalty. Gougarty agreed to pay a US$120,000 penalty.In settling the case, the SEC said it considered the remedial action taken by the firm and its cooperation with the regulator’s investigation.“A company’s commitment to compliance is only as strong as the effort put in by senior management,” said Charles Cain, chief of the SEC enforcement division’s FCPA unit. “Here, the chief executive exploited weaknesses in the company’s controls to engage in bribery, undermining shareholder interests.” Related news Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case James Langton Canada’s Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. has settled allegations that it violated U.S. anti-corruption laws by arranging bribes to a Chinese government official.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a settlement today with Vancouver-based Westport Fuel and its former CEO, Nancy Gougarty, that will see them pay more than US$4.1 million to resolve charges that they violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Court. 123RFlast_img read more

300 CWC Volunteers to be Trained at Utech Jan. 13-14

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 300 volunteers for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 will participate in intensive training this weekend (January 13-14), in the auditorium of the University of Technology (UTech), from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.This is the first of several batches of volunteers who will receive training to assist at Jamaica’s two venues, Sabina Park and the Trelawny multi-purpose stadium.Pauline Nelson, Communication Manager at the Jamaica Local Organising Committee (LOC), told JIS News that training would involve general instruction in “cricketing country information”, among other topics.“We will start with a brief opening ceremony and we break out into six groups where trainers will walk the participants through the Cricket World Cup required training modules,” she explained.She said further that each volunteer would have to complete all seven sections of the modules to be considered a CWC Vibes Volunteer.Trainers from HEART/NTA, who themselves underwent a series of training, will carry out the weekend exercise. “These are seasoned and experienced trainers,” Miss Nelson informed.“We want to leave behind a legacy, so these persons will be exposed to various aspects of customer relations, how to greet people and approach persons,” she noted.After training and assignment, volunteers will receive a certificate of participation.On completing training of 600 volunteers in Kingston, the Jamaica LOC will head to the parish of Trelawny to train the remainder of volunteers. Overall, 1,100 will receive training.In the meantime, Miss Nelson disclosed that the Opening Ceremony (OC07) Company, responsible for the opening ceremony scheduled for March 11, was still seeking volunteers. Interested persons can contact the offices of the Jamaica LOC at 11A -15 Oxford Road or the offices of the OC07, located at 10 Ruthven Road.“When we made an appeal for volunteers in Jamaica we got in excess of 2,000 applications. Those persons who were not selected for the CWC Vibes Programme were passed on to the OC07,” she pointed out.Sabina Park will play host to seven matches for the ICC CWC during the months of March and April, while the Trelawny multi-purpose stadium will host the opening ceremony and four warm up matches. Advertisements Related300 CWC Volunteers to be Trained at Utech Jan. 13-14 Related300 CWC Volunteers to be Trained at Utech Jan. 13-14center_img Related300 CWC Volunteers to be Trained at Utech Jan. 13-14 300 CWC Volunteers to be Trained at Utech Jan. 13-14 UncategorizedJanuary 11, 2007last_img read more

Your Corner Wrench: The tools that will take care of you

first_img RELATED TAGSSafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew Vehicles You may not think of yourself as a gear head. You may not know the difference between a johnson bar and a torque wrench or you may even have trouble finding the engine oil dipstick under your ride’s hood. The only tool you may own might be a church-key. Regardless of how mechanically challenged you might think you are, if you drive a vehicle, you do own a critical tool set and knowing how to properly use it and maintain it can mean the difference between being stuck at the side of the road for hours waiting for a service-truck, or getting on your way on time with just a couple of skinned knuckles as your medal of honour.If all drivers used their autos’ wheel wrench/jack set even once, this little feature would likely soar to the top of the most-hated vehicle component list in seconds flat. Regardless of what you drive or how much it cost, these kits often appear cheesy, flimsy, and hard-to-use. Fortunately for most of us they collect dust in hidden compartments in the cargo area. But when you’re away from home or travelling in less serviced regions, this little kit can sometimes mean the difference to being stranded or getting on your way.Scissors don’t always cut it. The most common wheel jack is the scissor style made out of stamped steel. They use a long threaded rod and captive nuts to extend their reach to lift one corner of their vehicles up. Problem is that their storage areas on vehicles often are plagued by moisture causing rust and seized actions. These jacks need to be pulled once a year and extended to their max and then lowered to ensure the moving parts keep moving. A quick small shot of any spray grease such as lithium lubricating compound on their threads and captive nuts can keep things working easily. You might want to take the opportunity to try it out once or twice before you actually need it to familiarize yourself with exactly where on the vehicle it should be used and how much force it takes to operate it. At the same time you might want to consider alternatives to the manufacturer supplied jack handle. This is where most of the skinned knuckles and swearing comes in as it’s almost impossible to use a scissor jack without scraping your hands on the ground as your raise or lower it. Some jacks use a nut-shaped adapter to affix the wrench, so a suitably sized socket drive and socket might be a wise investment. Wheel wrenches suck. No question, the geniuses that designed jack-kit wheel wrenches probably never had to use them, especially in the rain/sleet/snow on the side of a darkened road. There isn’t any useful way to improve most of them, so get a properly weighted ½-inch-drive bar and a good quality socket of the correct size. Direct drives (those without the ratcheting feature) are cheaper and will work just as well. Make sure the handle is at least 12” long to provide a foot step area to help remove uncooperative nuts. If you don’t want any of this new hardware to rattle in the truck, wrap it in a small plastic tarp which will come in handy as a knee rest/ground cover to keep you relatively clean while swapping out a flat tire We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 In winter, the last thing you want is to be stuck doing this. Thankfully, there are many tools out there that would make this a breeze.  John Lucas / Edmonton Journal PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Piloting a new FCQ: answers to your frequently asked questions

first_imgCategories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail CU Boulder, CU Denver and University of Colorado Colorado Springs are redesigning the Faculty Course Questionnaire, also known as the FCQ. This is the questionnaire that students complete every term to evaluate their courses and instructors.Fall 2016 pilotAbout a dozen instructors across each campus have volunteered to participate in the fall 2016 FCQ redesign pilot. As part of this pilot, students and faculty in the courses selected will assist the project team by testing new, “higher-tech” instruments, in some cases alongside the current method. The results and feedback from these instructors and students will help inform any changes to the current FCQ process and instrument in the years ahead.Teaching faculty across the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver and University of Colorado Colorado Springs campuses received an email in late August informing them of this pilot. Faculty were encouraged to provide suggestions regarding the current FCQ instrument and process, and what they hoped to see change as a result of the pilot and the new tools.  Frequently asked questionsMany faculty members wrote to the project team to share ideas and express concerns. All responses, questions and suggestions were reviewed by the FCQ Redesign Project team. These conversations have been captured in the faculty and staff FAQs, which are available on the FCQ Redesign Project website.Questions, concerns and feedbackThe FCQ Redesign Project website has other information including project goals and committee members. Further questions can be directed to the committees at [email protected]center_img Published: Nov. 2, 2016 last_img read more

Cut Line: Out of the Woods

first_imgOne season ended with a dramatic announcement on Wednesday, the same day the roadmap for another season was laid out. The PGA Tour’s new schedule and the end of the 2013-14 road for Tiger Woods highlight this week’s Cut Line. Made Cut No “I” in T-E-A-M. This was shaping up to being a classic staring contest between U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson and Woods. On Monday, Watson seemed to reverse course when it came to the possibility of making Woods one of his three picks for this year’s matches saying, “He brings a lot to the team, if he has the ability to play and he’s healthy. I’d be a fool not to consider him.” Less than 72 hours later Woods made Watson’s decision for him, saying in a statement, “While I greatly appreciate Tom (Watson) thinking about me for a possible captain’s pick, I must take myself out of consideration. I’ve been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They’ve advised me not to play or practice now.” Not having Woods on the U.S. team in September will hurt. Conversely, not having the distraction of whether to make him a pick will only make the American side stronger. Ross revisited. It’s been more than a half century since Donald Ross designed a golf course, but his finger print endures at the game’s highest level with both the PGA Tour and LPGA holding events on Ross designs this week. Sedgefield Country Club is hosting the Wyndham Championship for the seventh time and the classic layout continues to draw players despite an awkward spot on the schedule for the final regular-season event. Even more impressive is how Monroe Golf Club is rewarding diverse styles of play at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Consider that Lexi Thompson and Meena Lee shared the first-round lead at the year’s fourth major championship and rank first and 139th, respectively, in driving distance. Modern architects have been straining hamstrings for the last decade trying to find an answer to increased distance gains. It seems Ross had it figured out over a half century ago. Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) Travel advisory. The Tour unveiled its 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday with few surprises, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any double takes. Atop the curious list of schedule changes is the transition of the WGC-Match Play away from Dove Mountain near Tucson, Ariz., a widely unpopular venue among Tour types, and the West Coast swing to Harding Park in San Francisco in early May. While the venue and the new format are solid upgrades, the new spot on the schedule will necessitate a 2,798-mile journey for players from San Francisco to Jacksonville, Fla., for The Players Championship which will be held the following week. There is also the issue of how this will impact the Wells Fargo Championship, which was shifted to the week after The Players and has been one of the circuit’s top events. The Match Play makeover is an improvement, but Camp Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., still has some work to do if they are going to get it right. Tweet of the week. @Chris_Kirk “I guess I need a new head shot!” Kirk was responding to Jimmy Fallon’s spoof on “The Tonight Show” that used various Tour player headshots to dole out “superlatives.” Kirk won “Most likely to say, ‘Enjoy your stay. They all do . . .” when handing over your hotel room key.” #CrazyEyes Missed Cut Storm warnings. The final round at last week’s PGA Championship was arguably the year’s most compelling, and entertaining, theater. Lost amid the excitement, however, were a surprising number of curious decisions. The PGA of America’s decision to not adjust Sunday’s tee times with more rain bearing down on the Louisville, Ky., layout led to a nearly two-hour rain delay and more than a few questionable rulings. “They didn’t do a very good job with the rules in my opinion. I saw two rulings that were completely incorrect, never seen them before, don’t know how you can do it,” Jason Bohn told “I couldn’t really do anything because an official was telling me what to do.” The race against darkness also led to a questionable decision to have the final two groups essentially play up as a foursome. There are plenty of times in professional golf when groups are allowed to “play up,” but according to various sources it was officials, and not the players, who made the call at Valhalla. That’s not the way it is supposed to work. Nobody wants to hang around until Monday to finish a tournament, but when the sprint impacts play it may be time to slow down.last_img read more

Participate in Building the OSCE Youth Network in Georgia!

first_img Youthopia Activist Camp 2019 in Berlin! ← Asia – Europe Foundation’s Creative Networks Reddit Central Asia Sub-Regional Feminist Legal Theory and Practice (FLTP) Training Share 0 Tweet LinkedIn 0 May 24, 2014 Published by stefan Pocketcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 31 May, 2014Open to: Young leaders, activists, students, researchers, NGO members, aged 20 to 35 and interested in learning about the OSCEVenue: Tbilisi, Georgia from June to December 2014DescriptionYoung leaders, activists, students, researchers, NGO members, aged 20 to 35, interested in learning about the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are invited to participate in the project “Building an OSCE Youth Network in Georgia”, in Tbilisi from June to December 2014. This project aims at promoting dialogue between the OSCE and Georgian civil society, in particular youth. It is developed in partnership by OSCE and the Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly – Georgian National Committee (hCa GNC).Participants will be expected to participate in a cycle of briefings and events to learn and actively discuss OSCE values and work on security in Europe. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate the establishment of a youth network, focusing on the OSCE, which will in the long run participate in other OSCE activities and develop initiatives related to OSCE topics.The programme will start in June 2014 and end in December 2014. All participants will be informed in advance about the date and venue of each meeting conducted within the project. The main activities of the programme will take place in Tbilisi; some meetings may take place in other regions of Georgia.EligibilityApproximately 60 youth from across Georgia and abroad will be selected to take participation in the program. Selection criteria:Young leaders / activists / students / researchers / NGO members between ages 20-35;Residing in Georgia or any other country / region of the OSCE area;English language competency;Interest and basic knowledge of the OSCE’s scope of work and OSCE organizations and structures;High motivation to learn about the OSCE;Availability to actively and regularly participate in the OSCE Youth Network and in all activities of the programme.Participation of young people with at least 2 years’ experience and proven track record of involvement and engagement within their community (i.e. involvement in the NGO sector, student’s unions, local and national political parties, online democracy and human rights associations, political parties and NGOs) is encouraged. The participation of vulnerable and marginalized groups (minorities, people with disabilities etc.) is encouraged as well. Gender balance, as well as geographic diversity, variety of experiences, cultural backgrounds and organisations will be ensured.CostsThere is no registration cost to participate at the programme. There will be 15 thematic meetings/discussions organized in Tbilisi which selected participants will be invited to attend. The meetings will start in June, and take place in a regular basis until September-October, then a modelling exercise will be organized and finally 3 participants will pay a study trip to Vienna. Regarding the costs, at this stage, OSCE does not cover the travel costs. However, depending on the number of selected participants from the regions, the project team will be offering some help in this regard. Therefore candidates are encouraged to apply.ApplicationA short list will be established on the basis of the applications received. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview ahead of the final selection (including Skype-interview).All candidates should apply:by filling in the online application form available HERE;and by sending their CV to [email protected] (Please indicate in the email subject your name/surname and OSCE YOUTH, e.g: ,,Naniko Gadelia OSCE Youth’’).Deadline: 31 May 2014. All applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by the first week of June 2014.Check out the official call here.The official webpage Participate in Building the OSCE Youth Network in Georgia! +1 Similar Stories THE BERTHA CHALLENGE Fellowships for Activists & Investigative Journalists The School Enterprise Challenge 2014 →last_img read more

Trump administration can’t ask about citizenship status in 2020 census, federal judge rules

first_imgliveslow/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration cannot ask a question about citizenship status in the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday.U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman concluded that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had violated the public trust in his decision to include a citizenship question on the next census, calling Ross’s decision “arbitrary and capricious.”In the 277-page decision, Furman wrote that such a question would be constitutional, but that Ross had not followed proper procedures when he decided to add it.“He failed to consider several important aspects of the problem; alternately ignored, cherry-picked, or badly misconstrued the evidence in the record before him; acted irrationally both in light of that evidence and his own stated decisional criteria; and failed to justify significant departures from past policies and practices,” Furman wrote. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bushwick rezoning faces deadlock amid local opposition

first_imgCouncil Member Antonio Reynoso and a map of Bushwick Planning Framework (Click for more info)With just two years left in Mayor de Blasio’s term, another one of the administration’s rezoning efforts is on the verge of demise.The city’s planning department and local councilman Antonio Reynoso are deadlocked over the scope of the rezoning of a 300-block swathe of Bushwick, including the number of market-rate and affordable units the plan will allow, Crain’s reported.“Based on what has happened to date, I’m not supremely confident we’ll come to an agreement,” Council member Reynoso’s land use director Asher Freeman told the publication. “It would be a slap in the face for the city to dismiss our ideas given all the work and time that has gone into this.”The city’s proposed plan would add around 5,600 apartments to the neighborhood, up to 1,680 of which would be affordable under mandatory inclusionary housing rules. But Council member Reynoso has insisted that the number of new units be capped at 2,000, all of which would be affordable.ADVERTISEMENTIn December, the council member sent a letter to city hall requesting that the administration respond to his demands by Jan. 10, or this Friday. Sources told Crain’s that while negotiations were ongoing, the chances of reaching an agreement by then remain low.Other disagreements between the two sides include the upzoning of side blocks and rezoning of manufacturing lots to permit residential development.An extended delay in the Bushwick rezoning would likely make it impossible to implement before the end of de Blasio’s term. The city has also faced resistance from Council member Reynoso regarding its plans for a rezoning of the nearby North Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone.De Blasio’s effort to spur housing development through neighborhood rezonings hit another setback last month, when a New York Supreme Court judge took the highly unusual move of annulling the Inwood rezoning. [Crain’s] — Kevin Sun This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

QATAR 2015: Croatia, Slovenia, Spain and Qatar to quarter-final

first_imgRelated Items: Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe first four team who will compete in quarter-final of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Doha are known. Croatia, Spain, Qatar and Slovenia beat their rivals in Al Sadd and Lusail.Croatia – Brazil 26:25 STATISTICSSlovenia – Macedonia 30:28 STATISTICSSpain – Tunisia 28:20 STATISTICSAustria – Qatar 27:29 STATISTICS Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

NEW FORCE “ON PAPER” IN KIELCE: Uros Zorman “to scare” as new player

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Pingback: DUJSHEBAEV GET TOGETHER: Talant takes Daniel to Kielce – News THE Sports 1 Comment Recommended for you Vive Group stop sponsorship of giant from Kielce! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsLegendary Slovenian playmaker Uros Zorman ended professional career last summer at PGE Vive Kielce and began to work as first assistant of Talant Dujshebaev in coaching staff, but he will be avaliable to “jump in” as a player in the upcoming months.The Polish champions struggling with a lot of injuries in back-line, where Cindric, Kulesz and Jurkiewicz are out of the roster currently. Dujshebaev was forced to put Zorman on the list of licensed players for domestic Super League and EHF Champions League. However, he isn’t happy with that and will use Zorman only as the last solution.We put him on the list in the last minute. It is beter to do it now than later, because it is free. However, I am against to see him again at the court. He must be focused on his duties in coaching staff. I could use him for domestic league matches to give a chance Luka Cindric to rest few minutes, but that is really last solution – said Dujshebaev, writes Related Items:PGE Vive Kielce, Uros Zorman Uros Zorman to overtake RK Trimo Trebnje 1 Comment Kulesh misses draw in Flensburglast_img read more

Four Gander Trucks teams issued L1-level penalty at Las Vegas

first_imgNASCAR officials handed down L1-level penalties Friday to four teams in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series for technical violations discovered in opening-day inspection at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.NASCAR deducted 10 championship points in both the driver and team owner standings for the following teams:No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford for driver Johnny SauterNo. 26 GMS Racing Chevrolet for driver Tyler AnkrumNo. 88 ThorSport Racing Ford for driver Matt CraftonNo. 98 ThorSport Racing Ford for driver Grant EnfingerAll four trucks were found with the same infraction in Sections in the NASCAR Rule Book, which pertains to the engine oil reservoir tank. The four teams specifically violated portion 20:20 of the rule: “Aerodynamic panels not permitted/engine oil reservoir tank mounting brackets/supports.”The series is scheduled for the second of 23 races this season with Friday night’s Strat 200 (9 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM). The event is set for 134 laps (201 miles) on the 1.5-mile Las Vegas track.last_img read more

Across Israel, Arabs and Jews Live Together in Peace

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis video was created in order to show a side of Israel that the media doesn’t show. All across Israel, both Arabs and Jews are living together peacefully in the hopes that someday the conflict will be resolved. So next time you hear about Israel in the news, think about the side of Israel that they are choosing not to show you.last_img read more