first_imgThe Supreme Court said on Wednesday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is doing a public service as a governing body and not any business, making it subject to rule of law.”The BCCI is not doing any business or trade but running an activity. It is subject to rule of law as it is discharging a public function. No one is above the law and BCCI is also subject matter of law,” senior advocate Gopal Subramanium told the bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice FMI Kalifulla.Subramanium was appointed as amicus curiae by the apex court in the case. (SC to BCCI: You are incapable of transparency )The recommendations of Justice RM Lodha panel for whole-scale structural reforms in the BCCI were supported by the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on Wednesday.The CAB counsel also said any association engaging in a specific activity can be regulated and it will not amount to violation of any fundamental rights.The bench said BCCI reforms are aimed with the objective of bringing in transparency, accountability and objectivity, and as such it doesn’t involve any violation of fundamental rights of the citizens.The apex court on Tuesday said the constitution of the BCCI is “highly incapable” to provide “transparency, objectivity and accountability” and a complete overhaul of it is required.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool served up a thrilling display of attacking football to rip apart a woeful Arsenal side 4-0 in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.It was a performance which suggests that, regardless of the outcome of Barcelona’s pursuit of Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool have enough firepower to be a threat in the top four this season.For Arsenal though, shocking defensive play, questionable selection choices from manager Arsene Wenger and a general lack of dynamism, will raise fresh questions over the direction the club is heading in.After just three games of the season, a section of the Arsenal travelling support were already calling for the removal of Wenger after a performance in which they were clearly second best in all departments.Reuters PhotoThe Frenchman gave Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, whose future at the club remains uncertain, his first start of the season but surprisingly left French forward Alexandre Lacazatte on the bench.The Gunners set up in a defensive formation but that did little to help a defence which was dissected with ease by a fast and precise Liverpool attack.Indeed, had it not been for good goalkeeping from Cech throughout the game it could have been an even uglier scoreline for Arsenal.Juergen Klopp’s side went ahead in the 17th minute when full back Joe Gomez floated in a cross from the right and unmarked Brazilian Roberto Firmino headed home with ease.Five minutes before the break, Liverpool broke with a flowing, passing move which ended with Sadio Mane cutting in from the left and, with the Gunners’ defence backing off, he drove a low shot into the far corner.advertisementThe contest was over in the 57th minute when Mohamed Salah stole the ball from a hesitant Hector Bellerin and burst from deep in his own half before coolly slotting past Arsenal keeper Petr Cech.The effervescent Salah created the fourth with a cross from the left which was headed home by substitute Daniel Sturridge to complete a humiliating day for Arsenal and their manager.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Maersk LineMargrethe Maersk, an ultra large container vessel (ULCV) owned by Danish shipping giant Maersk Line, called at the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) on February 20, becoming the largest ship to visit Vietnam.Capable of carrying 18,000 TEU, Margrethe Maersk is part of the Triple E class of vessels, the largest vessels in Maersk Line’s fleet.Built at South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in 2015, Margrethe Maersk has a length of 399.2 meters and a width of 59 meters.The 195,100 dwt boxship will discharge cargo from Northern Europe, bound for Vietnam and other Asian countries.The port of call is part of a trial process to determine the feasibility of Maersk Line’s Triple E vessels calling Vietnam as part of the company’s regular schedule. The company makes 13 calls at Vietnamese ports weekly, according to Maersk Line.“The arrival of the Margrethe Maersk is a major milestone for CMIT and for Vietnam, as it demonstrates that this terminal can also serve as a regional transshipment hub for Southeast Asian cargoes, particularly destined for the Vietnam/Northern Europe trade lane,” Robert Hambleton, CMIT Managing Director, noted.“We applaud the Ministry of Transport, Vung Tau Port and APM Terminals for undertaking the upgrades necessary to accommodate these larger vessels,” Giang Nguyen, Managing Director for Maersk Line Vietnam and Cambodia, said.CMIT is a joint venture between Vinalines, Saigon Port and APM Terminals.last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Maersk Line The world’s largest container shipping company Maersk Line has reportedly invested USD 280 million to acquire six second-hand containerships from German Commerzbank.Under the deal, reported by Intermodal Research and Valuations, Maersk Line has added two Sub-Panamaxes and four Panamaxes, which were already chartered in by the Danish firm.The vessels in question have been identified as 13,092 TEU Maersk Eureka and Maersk Edirne, built in 2012 by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The two ships were previously known as Hanjin Sooho and Hanjin Asia and were part of Hanjin Shipping’s fleet, a former South Korean shipping giant which went bankrupt in 2017.The ultra large containerships are worth around USD 58 million each, according to the data from VesselsValue.The smaller vessels acquired by the line are said to be 4,800 TEU HS Shackleton and HS Baffin, both built in 2013 and worth around USD 30 million each.The remaining two ships are 4,800 TEU Merkur Harbour and 4,255 TEU Rio Connecticut (also known as Merkur Planet), built in 2012, the total value of which is estimated to be around USD 40 million, based on VV’s valuation.When approached by World Maritime News, a Maersk Line spokesperson said that in the normal course of its business, the company continuously reviews its fleet composition and explores opportunities for chartered ships and newbuildings.However, the company did not want to comment on the purchase.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgFisheries Ministers from the Maritime provinces agreed today, May 15, to create an independent panel to examine factors affecting lobster prices in Atlantic Canada and to work collectively on marketing initiatives. The panel will consider ways to ensure the best return to all industry players and communities, recognizing the uniqueness of the various fishing areas in the region and of the live and processed products produced. The ministers will reach out to other jurisdictions in the region, including Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and Maine. Ministers also agreed the federal government has a key role to play in the management of the fishery and the development of international markets. “This was an important and productive meeting that is crucial to the future of our coastal communities,” said Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. “Working together we can find solutions to an important issue facing families in our region.” Senior government officials will report back to the ministers in two weeks concerning the terms of reference and membership of the panel. “While we’re moving forward to address this issue in Prince Edward Island, I am pleased we’ll be co-operating with others in Atlantic Canada facing similar challenges,” said the province’s Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley. “It was a very productive meeting,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Michael Olscamp of New Brunswick. “We all agreed it is not a New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or P.E.I. issue, it’s an Eastern Canadian issue. It’s only by working together that we can move forward.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A middle-aged man committed suicide by jumping in front of a Dum Dum-bound rake at Rabindra Sarovar Metro station on Saturday afternoon leading to the disruption of services in both Up and Down line for some time. The incident occurred at around 12.09 pm. The victim whose identity is yet to be ascertained was found anxiously waiting at Rabindra Sarovar Metro station. When a Dum Dum-bound train was entering the platform, he jumped in front of the speeding train. The motorman tried to stop the rake by applying the emergency brakes but the victim, aged around 50, had already gone beneath the rake. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Metro officials disconnected the power supply into the third rail immediately. The Railway Protection Force and Metro officials reached the spot and started the rescue operation. It took around 45 minutes to recover the victim’s body from the railway track. He was taken to MR Bangur Hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. Metro services were disrupted for almost an hour after the incident. Truncated services between Maidan and Noapara stations in the Up line were available. Normalcy was restored after 1.30 pm.last_img read more

first_imgThe families of Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month have launched a lawsuit against plane maker Boeing.Lawyers in Chicago have filed the suit on behalf of a Brampton, Ont., family that lost six members and a man who lost his Hamilton-based wife and three young children.This is Hiral Vaidya, who lost six family members in the March 11th crash. They were off to Kenya for a safari vacation when the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/4Rdqik1RuF— Kurtis Doering (@KDnewsguy) April 29, 2019Paul Njodoge of Hamilton lost his wife and three children when the 737 MAX 8 went down six minutes after takeoff.“Those six minutes will forever be embedded in my mind,” he said through tears. “I was not there to help them. I couldn’t save them. It was up to Boeing and the others in charge to save them. We plead for a safe flight.”All 157 people on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were killed when the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed on March 10.Lawyers for the families behind the lawsuit allege Boeing was blinded by greed as it rushed its 737 Max 8 jets to market, claiming the company put profits over safety.“My wife and I had many plans for our family,” Njodoge said. “To see our children lead fulfilling and successful lives. But instead, I’m left with nothing, without a home. Because I have no home to go to.”The families have also filed a claim against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, alleging the regulator enabled the plane’s rush to market.The allegations have not been proven in court.last_img read more

31 December 2010The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today hailed a new law granting children in the Republic of Congo belonging to indigenous populations a legal basis to access health, education and protection. “This law is unique in the region and sets an example for all other countries having indigenous populations similar to the ones in Congo,” said Marianne Flach, UNICEF Country Representative in Congo. “This is a great step forward for the children of the Congo, and represents a milestone in Congolese history,” she said of the law protecting and promoting the rights of indigenous populations, which was adopted by the country’s Senate after being ratified by the National Assembly. Congo is a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which articulates a set of universal children’s rights including the right to an identity, a name and a nationality, the right to an education, and rights to the highest possible standards of health and protection from abuse and exploitation. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world, according to UNICEF. In addition, indigenous populations are “precariously balanced on the bottom rung of the society, the poorest of the poor,” the agency noted in a news release.A vast majority of the country’s indigenous peoples live under the poverty line, 50 per cent of the children have no birth certificate, and one out five children dies before reaching the age of five – compared to one in eight among the rest of the population.Further, 40 per cent of children belonging to indigenous populations suffer chronic malnourishment and 75 per cent of young people lack any schooling. Ms. Flach stressed the need to make sure that the law is now put into practice. “This is the only way to ensure this law becomes a reality for the most vulnerable in the Congo.” read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 25, 2014 5:57 pm MDT VICTORIA – Three proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas projects in northern B.C. have been awarded the environmental green light by the provincial government.The ministries of Environment and Natural Gas Development now have environmental assessment certificates for two pipelines and one export facility.The Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline and the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline would start near Fort St. John and Hudson’s Hope, respectively, and end hundreds of kilometres away on the coast in Prince Rupert.Capital costs for the proposed projects are expected to hit $7.5 billion and $5 billion.The Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility would be built in the Port of Prince Rupert and its estimated capital cost is $11.4 billion.The Environment Ministry says the projects still need permits from all three levels of government, and the LNG export facility is still subject to a federal environmental assessment.au??? B.C. government gives environmental green light to three LNG projects read more

Badger pride will be out in full force this summer, as Brock extends its renowned student and campus experience to several Niagara-area events.The list of local festivities the University is sponsoring continues to grow, with red-shirted volunteers set to drum up excitement across the region throughout the summer.“One of Brock’s many strengths is community engagement, which happens on multiple levels throughout the University and in the community,” said Gord Hunchak, Associate Vice-President, External Relations. “We excel in engaging with the community in experiential learning opportunities, co-op placements, research projects, academic partnerships and youth camps, to name just a few examples. By extending our involvement into major events throughout the region, our bond with the community as “Niagara’s University” is further strengthened.”Over the past few months, Brock was present at several local events, including In the Soil Arts Festival, Niagara VegFest, the Rankin Cancer Run and the CSSRA Regatta. The University also welcomed the public to tour its arts facilities as part of Doors Open Ontario.Coming up this weekend, Brock is a gold-level sponsor at the popular Pelham Summerfest, which runs from July 13-16 in downtown Fonthill.During the event’s Saturday Street Festival on Pelham Street, Boomer will be mingling with the crowd and Brock ambassadors will be handing out fun summer-themed swag.The University, in partnership with Brock Sports, is sponsoring the event’s Teen Zone at Marlene Stewart Streit Park Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., bringing in sports equipment — and fidget spinners — and introducing visitors to ultimate frisbee.Also this weekend, Brock is sponsoring Happening at the Forty — a Grimsby street festival that runs from July 13 to 15.Later this month, the University is expanding its community efforts beyond Niagara, sponsoring Hamilton Fringe Festival — and its Youth Access passes — from July 20-30.The passes are printed and distributed to local schools and community groups in the Hamilton area, giving youths aged 18 and under access to free tickets to Fringe shows.The event, which takes place in downtown Hamilton, features more than 300 performances, including musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas and family entertainment.Representatives from Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be at the festival’s kick-off event on July 19 at the Lincoln Alexander Centre.The month will conclude with a splash as Brock does its part to support Welland Floatfest, which will have participants set sail on their inflatables in the recreational canal.The University is the official volunteer sponsor for the July 30 event, where an attempt will be made to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest line of water inflatables.Brock ambassadors will also be on scene through a partnership with Student Life and Community Experience.All of these events, and many others, form a lead-up to Brock’s biggest community event of the year, Homecoming weekend Sept. 15-17, where everyone is invited to join Brock students, alumni, faculty and staff in celebrating the start of another academic year. “The Brock experience is like no other, and participating in these events allows us to bring the Brock experience out to the community,” Hunchak said.The University will also be participating in a series of community events throughout August. Check back on The Brock News before the end of July for a full listing. read more

first_imgABB company Ventyx, at its Ventyx World 2013 customer conference attended by IM, has launched what it says is “an innovative new solution for managing the health of mission-critical assets underpinning the operations of companies in asset-intensive industries such as energy and mining.” Available for electric transmission companies worldwide, the Ventyx Asset Health Centre will also be available in future releases to support electric distribution, power generation and mining. Developed by Ventyx and ABB in partnership with American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the US, the new Ventyx Asset Health Centre solution for transmission companies “represents a significant step forward in asset management that fully leverages utilities’ new smart grid technology investments”, says Ventyx.By integrating real-time data generated by operational technology (OT) systems with transactional and historical data housed in information technology (IT) software, the solution offers utilities access to more timely and actionable insights into the health of vital transmission network assets. Armed with a real-time analysis of asset health across the entire transmission network, utilities can reduce unplanned outages caused by asset failure, and increase service reliability to their customers. Since 2009, AEP has been partnering with ABB and Ventyx to develop a similar pioneering asset health platform supporting AEP’s business. Incorporating the “wealth of operational and diagnostic experience provided by AEP and ABB”, the Ventyx Asset Health Centre is now available to all transmission owners and operators.“At AEP, we faced a range of issues common to all transmission operators with aging infrastructures,” said Robert Bradish, Vice President Grid Development, AEP. “At the same time, we recognised an opportunity in the rising tide of big data being generated at unprecedented rates by our equipment’s smarter sensors, equipment monitors and the like. To transform this data into practical and actionable information, we knew we needed a new combination of technologies, and partnered with market leaders ABB and Ventyx to develop this strategic solution.” At its core, the Asset Health Centre manages the collection of data from across the transmission grid, automating what is otherwise a time-consuming manual process performed by highly skilled individuals. It then applies advanced analytics to real-time, transactional and historical data to achieve more timely insight into asset performance across the grid, helping to drive decisions and actions that maximise asset health and performance. It further advances this process by delivering real-time visibility through a comprehensive set of business intelligence dashboards customized for transmission operations.“With the new Asset Health Center, utilities can now transform the real-time and historical data gathered from across their increasingly smart transmission networks into meaningful and timely insights about the health of their transmission infrastructure,” said Enrique Santacana, ABB’s North America President and CEO. “Thus, they can now proactively monitor and maintain mission-critical assets in real time, and gain critical insights necessary for asset replacement, prior to failure.”The Ventyx World 2013 customer conference in San Francisco is the first annual gathering of the global Ventyx customer community to share best practices in asset-intensive industries for minimising risk, maximising efficiency and driving bottom-line results. For more information, visit http://www.ventyxworld.comlast_img read more

first_imgGOOGLE HAS RESTRICTED access to a BBC blog posting and several British newspaper stories under a legal ruling granting people a right to be “forgotten” in search engines, it emerged on Thursday.BBC economics editor Robert Peston complained that Google had “killed this example of my journalism” after being informed that a 2007 posting about former Merrill Lynch chairman Stan O’Neal had been removed from certain searches in Europe.The Guardian newspaper also said it had been notified that six links to its stories had been removed from search results, three of them about a 2010 controversy involving a now-retired Scottish Premier League referee.The newspaper said it was given no reason and had no appeal against the decision, the result of a ruling by the European Court of Justice in May that the paper said was a “huge, if indirect, challenge to press freedom”.The court ruled that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches in certain circumstances, such as if the data is outdated or inaccurate.Google, the world’s leading search engine, has said that each request would be examined individually to determine whether it met the ruling’s criteria.Mail Online, the world’s biggest news site, said it had received notification that links to a story about the same Scottish referee, Dougie McDonald, had been removed from certain searches.Other stories restricted include one about a couple caught having sex on a train, and another about a Muslim man who accused the airline Cathay Pacific of refusing to employ him because of his name.‘Like burning books’“These examples show what a nonsense the right to be forgotten is. It is the equivalent of going into libraries and burning books you don’t like,” said Martin Clarke, the publisher of Mail Online.He said the website would regularly publish lists of articles removed from Google’s European search results, while the BBC and The Guardian also published links to the restricted stories.The links remain visible on Google.com, the US version of the site, and the restrictions only appear to relate to certain search terms.A commentary in The Guardian noted that a search for Dougie McDonald no longer brought up its story on Google.co.uk, but a search for “Scottish referee who lied” worked fine.According to the story, McDonald was found to have lied about his reasons for granting a penalty in a Celtic v Dundee United match.Google told the BBC that it had since received 50,000 requests for articles to be removed, although they remain anonymous.A spokeswoman told AFP: “We have recently started taking action on the removals requests we’ve received after the European Court of Justice decision.“This is a new and evolving process for us. We’ll continue to listen to feedback and will also work with data protection authorities and others as we comply with the ruling,” she said.© – AFP 2014Read: Irish watchdog to investigate Facebook’s controversial mood experiment >Read: Google starts removing search results under ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling >last_img read more

first_imgISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday — the country’s first executions in years — after the government reinstated the death penalty in response to a horrific Taliban school massacre this week that killed 148, most of them children. Pakistan also stepped up an offensive against the militants in the country’s northwest, along the border with Afghanistan, with warplanes and ground forces pounding their hideouts. A total of 77 militants were killed in the operation, which started late Thursday and went on throughout the day Friday.The school massacre earlier this week stunned the country and brought cries for retribution. In the wake of the mass killing, the military has struck targets in the Khyber tribal region and approved the death penalty for six convicted terrorists. The home minister for Punjab province where the two convicted men were hung confirmed their deaths.“We have started these executions by hanging two terrorists,” Shuja Khanzada told The Associated Press. He identified the two men as Mohammed Aqeel and Arshad Mahmood and said they were executed at a prison in the central Punjabi city of Faisalabad.“Today’s executions of terrorists will boost the morale of the nation, and we are planning to hang more terrorists next week,” he said.last_img read more

first_img Target, which has already been using Global Exchange, is the first brand to use the platform to purchase print ads across several titles through its agency Haworth. In what, on the surface, could forebode an end to the relationship sale, Time Inc. announced today that it’s introducing a programmatic platform for buying print ads. Media buyers will now have access to print audience segments as they peruse Time Inc.’s digital programmatic marketplace, Global Exchange, to place their display orders. Brands can measure campaign effectiveness across their print and digital buys through AdMeasure. The automated print buying is made possible through a partnership with MediaMath, a digital marketing technology firm, and includes audience segments such as women, men, lifestyle, luxury, business/finance and rapid scale (a segment that includes the weeklies and quicker brand messaging to 10-89 million readers). Segment sizes range from 5 million to 89 million readers and cut across 18 of Time Inc.’s brands. Target opted for the rapid scale segement, which, depending on the audience level they purchase, could include People, Entertainment Weekly, Time and Sports Illustrated. Data-based media buying has provided a tremendous amount of efficiency for buyers, and has challenged the traditional face-to-face sales meetings, but Time Inc. is counting on that efficiency to boost print sales. “We’ve seen growing demand from our ad partners for a more automated and efficient process across the board, and that extends to print,” says Mark Ford, Time Inc. executive vice president, global advertising, in a statement.  last_img read more

first_imgTaking a cue from global markets the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 31,245.56 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 31,298.42 points.Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 30,279.33 points, up by 33.77 points, or 0.11 percent.At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 9,637.60 points, was quoting at 9,644.60 points, up by seven points or 0.07 percent.Despite trading with caution over geo-political concerns, the Indian equity markets trimmed some losses on the back of healthy services sector data, positive global indices and inflow of foreign funds, to close marginally higher on Wednesday.The Sensex was up by 35.77 points or 0.11 percent at the Wednesday’s closing.In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index had touched a high of 31,284.64 points and a low of 31,177.78 points. The Nifty too was up by 24.30 points or 0.25 percent.On Thursday, Asian indices were mostly showing a negative trend.Japan’s Nikkei 225 was trading in red, down by 0.43 per cent, Hang Seng down by 0.28 per cent while South Korea’s Kospi was also down by 0.17 per cent. China’s Shanghai Composite Index was quoting in green, up by 0.03 per cent.Nasdaq closed in green, up by 0.66 percent while FTSE 100 was up by 0.14 percent at the closing on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP on Sunday alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nomination paper has been cancelled as part of government blueprint to hold a lopsided election, reports UNB.”We think, it’s an ill-motivated decision. Our leader’s (Khaleda Zia) nomination papers have been rejected as part of government’s master plan and a blueprint to keep her away from the election,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, he also alleged that nomination papers of their party’s some other popular candidates were also annulled as the government is trying to hold a one-sided election and stay in power by force.The election commission rejected the nomination paper of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for contesting the parliamentary election from Feni-1 constituency due to her conviction in two corruption cases.last_img read more

first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Al OrtizThe nine acre property, which is owned by Houston Community College, is located at the corner of Texas Highway 288 and North MacGregor Way. Mayor Sylvester Turner expects to complete the purchase in the next 90 to 120 days.The Houston City Council approved spending millions to buy a property in the Third Ward with the goal of using the land to build a grocery store.The nine acre property is located at the corner of Texas Highway 288 and North MacGregor Way and it is owned by Houston Community College (HCC).The City of Houston will pay HCC more than 13.8 million dollars using federal funds.After that, the City will sublease the property to H-E-B, which will build a 72 thousand square foot supermarket.Lisa Johnson, who lives in the neighborhood, welcomes the project because “I’ll be able to get to the grocery store a lot easier, a lot faster.”Council Member Greg Travis opposed the deal during the Council session noting that the neighborhood where the land is located, although it is a low to moderate income part of town, is not considered a food desert.According to the federal government, a food desert is an area where at least 500 people or a third of the population live more than a mile away from the closest large grocery store.“When I see the fact that this is not actually a food desert, and we do have food deserts in this city, I’m wondering why we’re doing that in this area when there are true food deserts,” Travis told Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and members of the Council.Travis ultimately voted against the measure, along with Council Member Larry Green.Turner says he expects to complete the purchase in the next 90 to 120 days. 00:00 /01:08last_img read more

first_imgA little appreciation and a sense of belonging from mentors may be helpful in reducing adolescents destructive behaviour and delinquent activities, says a new study, emphasising the importance of mentoring the youth.The study revealed that of the natural mentors the respondents identified, teachers or coaches at their school had a significant impact on reducing dangerous behaviour.”If you are made to feel useful and important to others, especially in this case by a non-kin and education-based mentor, then you are more likely to have a reduction in delinquency and dangerous behaviour,” said lead author, Margaret Kelley from the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings may be encouraging for educators, parents and those who work with youths, especially in trying to prevent at-risk adolescents from heading down a path of delinquency and dangerous behaviour that could jeopardise their future.”Making them feel appreciated and providing a sense of belonging for them at this crucial point in their adolescence can change those trajectories,” Kelley said, in the paper published in the journal Children and Youth Services Review,” said Kelley.Further, the research showed males found guidance and advice from their mentors while women tended to receive emotional nurturing.”The study also indicated the importance of female mentors in serving as positive role models, as well as the importance of helping children establish non-kin mentoring relationships early,” Kelley added.last_img read more

first_img I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants to go anyway.” Advertisement The debate surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem was reignited when President Trump cancelled the Super Bowl champ Eagles White House visit altogether because only a handful of the team planned to attend. Today, during an NBA Finals media availability, LeBron James was asked for his take on the story. James said the decision to cancel the visit was “typical” of Trump, and added “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway. It won’t be Cleveland or Golden State going.” When he was asked to comment, Curry confirmed he agreed with LeBron’s take:last_img read more