MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Championship leader Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas hadn’t left the pits before the session was cancelled.Crews of marshals worked on clearing up the debris and reattaching the drain cover, which was supposed to have been welded down, and laid cement dust to soak up the fluid from the truck. They also had to check other drain covers around the street circuit were secure.The incident could put further strain on Williams’ tight budget. The team was already struggling with a shortage of spare parts.It’s not the first time drains have caused problems, and Williams has been a regular victim.Then-Williams driver Rubens Barrichello crashed at the Monaco GP in 2010 after a cover was dislodged, and Valtteri Bottas damaged his Williams in 2016 in the pitlane in Baku.ADVERTISEMENT PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo PLAY LIST 01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo00:50Trending Articles02:25Villar on rant vs DA budget: It’s not against research02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Air Force XI, Green Archers back in action LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Williams driver George Russell of Britain steers his car during the first free practice at the Baku Formula One city circuit, in Baku, Azerbaijan, Friday, April 26, 2019. The Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)BAKU, Azerbaijan — A loose drain cover disrupted the Azerbaijan Grand Prix’s first practice session, which had to be abandoned after only two cars set a time on Friday.Just over 10 minutes into the 90-minute session, George Russell was traveling at high speed when his Williams car hit the loose drain cover. The impact scattered fragments of the car’s floor across the track and forced Russell to stop.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Things got worse for Russell’s car when it was being taken back to the pits. The truck carrying it hit a bridge and fluid from its damaged crane flowed onto Russell’s engine cover.Williams’ deputy team principal, Claire Williams, said Russell would miss the second session because of a cracked chassis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I don’t necessarily believe it’s probably anybody’s fault, but still it’s pretty disappointing for us. It just seems like it’s one thing after another for our team at the moment,” she said.Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc set the fastest time of the brief session in 1 minute, 47.497 seconds. View comments
Samsung on Thursday added another new Galaxy A phone to its portfolio, and it is by far the company’s most unique one to date. The reason being the Galaxy A9 (2018) is the first smartphone in the world to get a quad-camera system. The back of the latest Galaxy A phone sees four cameras vertically stacked which Samsung says will help you capture the world the way you see it.The new Galaxy A9 reflects Samsung’s focus on offering unique and challenging mid-range smartphones to take on the competition. Not only does the Galaxy A9 highlight the four cameras on the back, but it also bring an attractive gradient design and a tall Infinity Display among other things. Here’s what you need to know about the Galaxy A9Samsung Galaxy A9 specificationsDisplay: The Galaxy A9 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) Super AMOLED displayProcessor: It is powered by an octa-core processor but Samsung hasn’t confirmed whether it’s a Snapdragon 660 chipset or an Exynos processorRAM: It will be offered with 6GB of RAM in most countries, but some areas will see an 8GB variant as well Internal storage: Both the RAM options will come with 128GB of internal storage. This is expandable up to 512GB through a microSD cardRear camera: The quad camera system on the back includes a 24MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 5MP depth sensor.advertisementFront camera: The device gets another 24MP sensor on the front and the camera supports live focusBattery: The Galaxy A9 (2018) will house a 3,800mAh battery with fast charge support via USB Type-C.Software: It will ship with Android Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on topSamsung Galaxy A9 features– The USP of the Galaxy A9 is the four cameras on the back that have been vertically stacked on the top left corner. Samsung is offering you a lot more ways to capture photos that one may otherwise be unable to do with regular dual cameras. The quad-camera system will allow users to easily switch between regular to wide-angle, zoom to depth and such combinations at your will. Additionally, the cameras also get functions like Scene Optimisation and defect recognition to help you capture the best, most realistic photos.– The four cameras on the back include a 2X telephoto lens for close up shots, a wide-angle lens for capture more area in a frame, a depth sensor to capture bokeh shots, and a regular 24MP primary sensor with a wide f/1.7 aperture for detailed low light captures.– Apart from the unique camera system, the Galaxy A9 also gets a unique gradient colour scheme on the back. The Bubblegum Pink and Lemonade Blue have a gradient design that moves from a darker shade to a lighter one. The colours also change depending on how you look at it.– The Galaxy A9 also houses a large 3,800mAh battery that should provide enough juice to take you through a full day and maybe more depending on your usage. The device also supports storage expandability up to 512GB which when combined with 128GB of internal storage would mean more than 600GB of total storage at your disposal.Samsung Galaxy A9 price and availabilityThe Galaxy A9 will cost 599 euros (approx Rs 51,300) when it goes on sale I’m the UK and Europe sometime in November. Samsung is yet to announce whether it plans to launch the Galaxy A9 in other markets including India, but it is highly possible.The company recently launched the Galaxy A7 in the country at Rs 23,990. The Galaxy A9, if it indeed comes to India, could come with a pretty steep price tag. Whether or not the quad cameras justify the price tag will remain to be seen after a more detailed review.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for this event in Kuala Lumpur have been arranged by Samsung. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: A Note worth taking
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The NFL Combine kicked off earlier this week as the best college football players from around the country took their talents to Indianapolis. While the players started out with interviews, they eventually took the field for drills on Friday and Saturday.Running backs and offensive linemen took the field Friday, while quarterbacks and tight ends showcased their skills on Saturday morning. Throughout the course of the combine, NFL teams can ask players to work out at different positions.In the past, “running quarterbacks” have been asked to work out at wide receiver, tight end or corner. Most quarterbacks turn down the opportunity, but that doesn’t mean teams can’t ask.On Saturday morning, the NFL released a list of players who were asked to work out at different positions. Two quarterbacks made the list.Former Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was asked to work out at tight end, while Penn State star Trace McSorley was asked to work out with the defensive backs.Teams can request players at #NFLCombine to work out at 2nd position. It gives you insight as to how player is viewed. Some requests this year:QB Nick Fitzgerald (TE)QB Trace McSorely (DB)RB Devin Singletary (WR)WR Hakeem Butler (TE)DT Ed Oliver (LB)DT Dre’Mont Jones (LB)— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) March 2, 2019Fitzgerald boasts a massive frame and has the athleticism to boot. However, when the tight ends took the field, Fitzgerald was not among them.Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time McSorley was asked to play a different position. Several college football programs recruited the Nittany Lions star as a defensive back coming out of high school.
New Delhi: The Congress targeted the government on Monday over the rising number of wilful defaulters in the country and said the regime change had not prevented the ruling BJP from “mishandling” the economy.Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged that the tremors of “mishandling” the economy in the last five years under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had mastered the art of “disruptive economy policy measures”, still continued to be felt as the number of wilful defaulters had gone up to 8,582 in 2018-19. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana”Even though BJP has got a renewed mandate, India’s economic woes under its regime continue to simmer. The tremors of the massive mishandling of the economy in the past five years under a government, which has mastered the art of disruptive economic policy measures, are still being felt,” he said in a statement. The Congress leader said as the country was staring at a below-average monsoon and reeling under a severe water crisis, private investment in India was also taking a huge hit, thereby deepening the economic woes of our people. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah”Wilful defaulters galore in ‘suit boot ki sarkar’. The list of wilful defaulters has gone to 8,582 in 2018-19,” he said. Citing the figures of a credit information company, Surjewala claimed that the amount involved in wilful defaults had soared by Rs 1,21,700 crore from Rs 39,504 crore in March 2014, adding that India’s largest public sector bank, the State Bank of India, alone accounted for Rs 39,471 crore of wilful defaults as of December 2018. “This alone is a surge of a whopping 308 pc,” he said. “Rollover risks for outstanding borrowings are rising as these companies could only raise less than one-seventh of the debts they incurred the previous year. Founders of most of these companies are selling businesses to tide over the crunch,” he said. “Not only is Rs 1 trillion (USD 14.4 Billion) of 11 firms wiped out, cracks of the credit crunch spread far and wide. A major challenge is refinance of outstanding bonds of Rs 2.03 trillion,” he said. On the resignation of RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya six months before his term was to end, Surjewala said he had added his name to the long list of experts who attempted to show the “mirror of truth” to the BJP regime. The Congress leader pointed out that four economic advisors, two RBI governors and a NITI Aayog vice-chairman had resigned earlier and said this only proved that under the BJP regime, “there is a culture of disrespecting expertise, as also talent. BJP Government only needs ‘Yes men’ and ‘puppets’ and not ‘expert wizards'”.
By Majid MorceliSan Francisco – Algerians have been telling themselves that they are proud people. To the world outside Algeria, this pride remains to be seen.How can any Algerian be proud to be ruled by someone who is debilitated and incapacitated, who has not traveled outside the country to represent Algeria in years? How can any Algerian be proud to see his or her destiny placed in the hands of a ghostly regime where no one knows who governs?How can any Algerian be proud to see that his or her future depends on the fluctuation of the price of oil and gas?How can any Algerian be proud to see their government import Chinese laborers to do their work, while more than a quarter of the Algerian youth are jobless with no happy ending in sight?How can any Algerian be proud to see their regime spending billions on military equipment creating jobs in Russia, France, and China, while Algerian youth are jumping into the Mediterranean risking their lives for a better future?How can any Algerian be proud of seeing their regime pampering Polisario millionaires, while average Algerians’ future is in doubt?How can any Algerian be proud to witness their regime holding poor Saharawis hostage in the middle of the desert stealing their donated goods?How can any Algerian be proud to see their incompetent regime failing to bring any foreign investment, but get very upset anytime a foreign investor decides to invest in neighboring countries?How can Algerian be proud of a corrupt media that can only survive if they go after their closest neighbor?How can any Algerian be proud to see their regime so focused on destroying their closest neighbor when the focus should be on improving the life of the citizens of Algeria?How can any Algerian look deep down into him or herself and say, “I am proud to be ruled by the invisible military regime?”How can any Algerian look at him or herself and say, “I am Algerian I am proud”?Everything mentioned above is not fiction. The majority of Algerians know that it is the sad truth, but they hate the fact that a non-Algerian like me would dare to remind them. To them, I say, someone needs to remind you that your actions speak for themselves.You cannot be proud as long as you let yourself be ruled by a regime that has taken every ounce of dignity from you and made you believe that you should be proud, when in fact there not much you can be proud of.Algeria no longer is able to produce statesmen. Every single government official is hired based on his or her devotion to this horrible regime, which is holding all the people of the Maghreb hostage to their backward, Soviet-like mentality.The sad part is that in a country of 40 million people, there is not a single Algerian who can challenge this pest of the Maghreb. The people of Algeria are too afraid to rise up. The decade of the 1990’s is still fresh in their minds. Still, the 1990s should no longer be an eternal excuse to live in fear and without any dignity.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
Rabat – Elements of the Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie seized, Monday night in Tata (southern Morocco), six tons of chira aboard three cars with falsified license plates.An individual was also arrested as part of this operation. He was brought to justice while the amount of the seized illicit drug and the vehicles were handed over to customs services.Investigations are underway to identify other people involved.
Three (03) dhows used by the Indians had also been taken into custody.The Indian fishers and dhows were brought to SLNS Uthtara in Jaffna and were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries-Jaffna for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 18 Indian fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters in the North.The Navy media unit said that the Indians were arrested 16 nautical miles west of lighthouse-Point Pedro during a Naval patrol.
On Sunday the operation caught René Jean Anthony, also known as “Grenn Sonnen,” and five of his followers in the low-income district called Delmas. They were killed in an exchange of fire with the Haitian National Police (HNP) and civilian police (CivPol) from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).”René Jean Anthony put up the most violent resistance that the technical advisers to CivPol have witnessed since the beginning of their operations in Haiti,” CivPol spokesman Daniel Moskaluk said.A self-appointed leader of the demobilized military, Ravix Remissainthe, sought by the HNP for several weeks, was cornered Saturday in Delmas and died in crossfire, MINUSTAH said.The search of a house suspected of sheltering Mr. Remissainthe and other armed suspects turned up HNP uniforms, thereby explaining how the recent crimes by armed gangs of hijacking vehicles, murders and abductions came to be blamed on the local police, Mr. Moskaluk said.
by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Index-tracking exchange-traded funds have become one of the fastest growing ways for Canadian investors to gain diverse exposure to the stock market at a low price.But now, smart beta ETFs are gaining ground as they look to improve on that by using additional criteria such as volatility, valuation, quality and size to limit the stocks held in the fund.“The problem that they are trying to solve by using smart beta is this idea that when you own all 500 companies in the S&P 500, you know that in that mix there’s going to be some that are just not great,” said Brent Vandermeer, a portfolio manager with HollisWealth.“The intent is trying to create a basket that has better performance by filtering out (companies) based on certain criteria … coming up with a smaller group and getting a better performance out of that smaller subset of stocks.”The Toronto Stock Exchange has about 500 ETFs listed with a total market value of about $130 billion.Traditional benchmark ETFs track an index and those are weighted by market capitalization, giving the largest companies included the biggest influence. That means if an ETF is tracking the S&P/TSX composite, it is heavily weighted to the financial, energy and mining sectors.Smart beta ETFs look to improve returns and reduce risk by applying additional rules to decide which companies are included and which ones don’t make the cut. The rules are often based on an accounting metric or a stock’s volatility.Vandermeer, who uses ETFs in his clients’ portfolios, says he uses smart beta depending on the situation.“When we’ve wanted to de-risk the portfolio, but stay invested in the market, we’ve used low-volatility smart beta ETFs to reduce our risk levels.”He said they can also be used to complement active management.BlackRock’s iShares business, the world’s largest manager of ETFs, estimated last year that smart beta ETF assets will reach US$1 trillion globally by 2020, growing at a rate that is double the overall ETF market.Pat Chiefalo, head of iShares product at BlackRock Canada, says active managers have tilted portfolios to particular kinds of stocks for years.“What we have the ability now is to do it in a very clear, rules-based methodology and incorporate it into an ETF and offer it at a better price point,” he said.“So opposed to now giving you a plain-vanilla benchmark that would typically be market cap weighted, we can change that portfolio and tilt that portfolio to increase the weighting to value stocks or quality stocks or dividend stocks for that matter.”Chiefalo said it’s important for investors to understand what they are buying and suggested smart beta funds may be for those who want to spend a little extra time learning the factors used to construct the funds and how they work.Smart beta options also come at a cost. Chiefalo said the fees for smart beta are somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, typically more than other traditional low-cost ETF options that track a given index, but generally less than an actively managed fund.Trading in and out of smart beta ETFs could also boost your costs over a passive investment strategy and there is no guarantee these types of funds will outperform the index. Smart beta ETFs look to improve upon plain-vanilla index funds
OSU redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley picks off Michigan State’s quarterback Tyler O’Connor to seal the team’s 17-16 win at Spartan Stadium.. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorIt’s no secret that this coming Saturday’s game between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan has a lot of implications behind it. It is not just college football’s annual matchup between the two teams, but it is also a game that will potentially decide which of the two teams will make the College Football Playoff. But the rivalry goes beyond just “The Game” itself. It ranges all the way down to recruiting.For years, young football players have looked at both universities as potential options to continue their playing careers, while both programs have pushed to obtain the next best recruit. On the OSU roster, there is no shortage of connections with “That Team Up North,” as a few of its current players have decommitted from Michigan only to commit to OSU. This was the case for redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley and redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber.“I was a young-minded person, and really, (Michigan) was my first big offer,” Conley said. “But I wanted to explore my options, and when I came (to OSU) it just felt like going from the same program to a better program of what I already experienced, and it felt like home.”As a four-star prospect out of Massillon Washington High School in Ohio, Conley was a Michigan commit for eight months before he decided to join Urban Meyer’s 2013 class. Meyer said on Monday that he went to watch Conley play basketball when recruiting the cornerback, and that the team thought highly of him during the process.“I went and watched him actually practice basketball, and that’s when I was like, ‘this is a crazy athlete,’” Meyer said. “Then you get to meet him and his family. Major impact. He’s not just a great player, but a great leader as well.”Conley, who made the game-ending interception last Saturday against Michigan State, said that his initial commitment to be a Wolverine was “real fast.” He had only gone to Ann Arbor once to visit and didn’t talk to a lot of people, causing him to make the decision to switch schools.“It was a magnificent decision because, obviously, two years ago we won a championship and last year we had a good season,” Conley said. “Overall, the teams I’ve been a part of (at OSU) and the brotherhood I have experienced — it’s great.”Now one of the Ohio State team captains, Conley was the first player that Meyer would convert from Wolverine to Buckeye in his OSU coaching tenure. Conley wouldn’t be the last player to recommit to OSU, as Weber would do the same just two years later.Unlike Conley, Weber grew up in Michigan as a native of Detroit. After playing football for Cass Technical High School, Weber committed to the Wolverines. However, after Michigan fired then-head coach Brady Hoke, the four-star recruit decommitted from the university, and eventually ended up at Ohio State.Weber said that former Cass Tech teammate and current Ohio State teammate Damon Webb, a junior cornerback, helped him with his decision to join the Buckeyes.“Having people here that I know of, that I can talk to, and that relate to me is always good,” Weber said. “I used to talk to (Webb) in high school about the program, about what to expect, and he always gave me good feedback.”Weber said that with Webb already in Columbus and with redshirt freshman defensive tackle Joshua Alabi, also one of Weber’s Cass Tech teammates, committed to OSU, he was comfortable with his decision.“It feels good to play with guys you grew up with,” Weber said.However, Weber, who joins Maurice Clarett and Robert Smith as the only Ohio State freshman to rush for 1,000 yards, will be playing several of his high school teammates when the Buckeyes and Wolverines take the field on Saturday. “Now it is really personal. A lot of people I played with — Jourdan Lewis, Delano Hill, Mike Onwenu, Lavert Hill — all those guys I played with in high school and won championships with are on the team,” Weber said. “It’s going to be fun playing against all those guys and I’m looking forward to it.”Along with Conley, Weber, Alabi and Webb, true freshman offensive lineman Michael Jordan is also a native of Michigan and will be playing for his home-state rival on Saturday.With each of these players deciding to play for Meyer and the Buckeyes, there is no denying that both teams could look very different for Saturday’s game had Conley and Weber not recommitted to OSU and stayed at Michigan.Conley said that he is looking forward to the game on Saturday, and that he is happy with the decision he made three years ago.“It’s an honor to play in this game. It’s an honor to be a Buckeye in this game,” Conley said. “This is one of the most tradition-rich programs in tradition games, and it’s going to be a great challenge. I’m just glad to be here with my team.”
Before the allegations were made public Bishop Bell was a highly respected theologian who was widely regarded as a hero for his work helping victims of Nazi persecution.The report includes the findings of psychiatrist Professor Anthony Maden, which were given to Church officials in 2015, several months before the public apology was made. He found that there were “enormous problems” because of the time elapsed, and said the “possibility of false memories in this case cannot be excluded”. The alleged victim had been abused by her first husband, and Maden added that her unhappy early life meant there was “an obvious temptation to seek to (consciously or unconsciously) allocate the blame for that unhappiness to the actions of others in the distant past”. In a statement Peter Hancock, the Church’s lead safeguarding bishop, said: “We recognise that Carol has suffered pain, as have surviving relatives of Bishop Bell. We are sorry that the Church has added to that pain through its handling of this case.” 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. Lord Carlile of Berriew: ‘The implication of what he said is everybody accused should have their name made public, and that is just not acceptable’.Credit:Paco Anselmi /PA Bell’s supporters also criticised the Archbishop’s response. Dr Ruth Hildebrandt Grayson, the daughter of Bishop Bell’s friend Franz Hildebrandt, said Bishop Bell’s family deserved a personal apology from the Archbishop and the Bishop of Chichester. “The Church can’t have its cake and eat it. Either he is innocent, in which case they must apologise, or he is guilty, which they can’t prove, and the report makes clear that they have not proved,” she told this newspaper. Professor Andrew Chandler, Bell’s biographer, said the Archbishop’s statement was “wrong” and “illogical”. “It fails a basic test of rational justice,”he said. “It lacks an understanding of all kinds of dimensions which require compassion, not least in Chichester, where people feel deeply upset by this.”The review found that the Church was wrong to publicly name Bell, who was accused by a woman known as Carol of sexually abusing her when she was a young child.It also failed to thoroughly investigate the allegations, failed to find and inform Bell’s surviving family members of the investigation, and did not properly consider the impact on the bishop’s reputation when deciding what to do, Lord Carlile said. The alleged abuse took place more than 60 years ago but the allegations were first made to the Church in 1995. It paid compensation of £16,800 and £15,000 legal costs to “Carol” in 2015. The Archbishop of Canterbury has been criticised for refusing to clear the bishop besmirched by the Church of England and saying instead that a “significant cloud” hangs over him. A damning report published today by Lord Carlile of Berriew found that the reputation of Bishop George Bell, who was posthumously accused of sexually abusing a child, was “wrongfully and unnecessarily damaged” by the Church, who publicly named him in an apology made in 2015. But in a statement following the report, Justin Welby said Bell was “accused of great wickedness” and apologises only “for the failures of the process”. “We have to differ from Lord Carlile’s point that ‘where as in this case the settlement is without admission of liability, the settlement generally should be with a confidentiality provision’. “The C of E is committed to transparency and therefore we would take a different approach,” he adds. Lord Carlile said the Archbishop’s comments were “very disappointing”. “The implication of what he said is everybody accused should have their name made public, and that is just not acceptable,” he told the Daily Telegraph. Lord Carlile earlier said that he judged the prospect of a successful criminal prosecution, had the bishop been alive, as “low”.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedChristmas greetings from the political parties, organisationsDecember 25, 2014In “Business”Christmas message 2013 by His Excellency, Donald RamotarDecember 25, 2013In “Opinion”Easter Messages from political partiesApril 6, 2015In “Opinion” The Peoples Progressive Party has extended best wishes as Guyanese prepare to celebrate Christmas tomorrow. The party called on Guyanese to unite as it reflected on the significance of Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ. Below is the party’s full Christmas message:The season of Yuletide is here, a time when families gather in affectionate embrace, friends and neighbours warmly share the joy of the season by celebrating in different ways. Our children especially look forward to the treats, the gifts, and of course the special dishes. It is in this spirit, that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) extends Christmas greetings to all Guyanese and more particularly our brothers and sisters in the Christian Community.The birth of the Christ child, was meant to revive hope, turn sorrows and mourning into celebration, knowing that the world would no longer be in darkness because that bright star did appear to guide mankind to new hope. In the journey of Jesus’ life from abject poverty and a mere unknown; born in manger, to a life of becoming an ineffable figure he crossed barriers, broke down walls of prejudice, embraced the outcasts, defended the voiceless and engaged the powerful and by doing so, he brought salvation to the whole world.Our wish is that in this season, our elderly, differently-abled, and underprivileged will be specially remembered, and in our caring and sharing, our arms be extended to even the stranger. In the true Guyanese spirit, as a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, the message of love is apt.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic joins with all Guyanese in the celebration of the birth of the Christ child, while reflecting on its true meaning and significance. Merry Christmas!
Starting next week, ExxonMobil will be engaging the general public for considerations into an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the second phase development of the Liza field.Kimberly BrasingtonExxonMobil’s Director of Public and Government Affairs, Kimberly Brasington told the Department of Public Information (DPI) on Wednesday that the company will begin “scoping meetings” with Regions Five and Six followed by Regions Two, Three and One and conclude with Region Four. Already, the company has engaged sector stakeholders.Exxon had submitted a project summary for the Liza Phase 2 development to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for environmental authorisation. The document can be found on the EPA’s website: www.epaguyana.org.“The process, as we understand it from the EPA, is that the public has a 28-day period right now to give feedback to the EPA of what they would like to see us consider in the EIA,” Brasington said. The Liza Phase 2 development is being considered a separate project from Liza Phase 1 requiring its own EIA.The Liza field, located in the Stabroek Block, is estimated to contain more than one billion barrels of oil. Currently, Exxon and its partners, Hess Corporation and CNOOC Nexen, are developing Phase 1 for oil production in 2020.Fabrication works for equipment that will be under the ocean are underway to progress Liza Phase 1. “The biggest milestone that happened at the end of last year, is the actual vessel that will be the FPSO, the Liza Destiny, arrived in the shipyard in Singapore and is starting the process of being dry docked and retrofitted to become the Liza Destiny,” Brasington pointed out.Exxon is anticipating production will begin in Liza Phase 2 by 2022. The Phase 2 development will be similar to Phase 1 except it will be bigger, Brasington said.“There will be between 35 and 40 development wells drilled with the same proportions, some will be oil producers, some will be gas re-injection wells and some water re-injection wells. And the reason there are more is because we are going to try to produce more as well from Phase 2,” Brasington explained.While Liza Phase 1 is expected to produce 120,000 barrels of oil per day, Liza Phase 2 is being projected to produce as much as 220,000 barrels per day.Brasington noted that the decision to split the development of the Liza field reduces the time and risk involved in such undertakings. Exxon invested an estimated US$4B in Liza Phase 1 which began in 2016. The company will announce its investment decision for Liza Phase 2 sometime in the future. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEPA outsources consultancy firm to conduct Liza Phase 2 EIAMay 12, 2018In “Business”Liza Phase One development on track – ExxonJuly 13, 2018In “latest news”Exxon announces plan to drill new oil well in GuyanaMay 29, 2018In “latest news”
Take it with a grain of salt, but a new video claims to show the next iteration of the iPhone 5 side-by-side with the iPhone 4S %displayPrice% at %seller% . The video shows what has previously been rumored about the iPhone 5, including a larger display and a thinner profile.It also shows the two phones booting up at the same time and, unsurprisingly, the iPhone 5 loads up more quickly. It looks plausible enough to be a legitimate video based on the admittedly limited bits of information that have previously trickled down through various sources.Also, with the unveiling of the new phone planned for September 12, it would surprise no one that the number of hands that the iPhone 5 has touched is large enough for someone to go rogue and post a video even though he has no doubt signed a very strict non-disclosure agreements. Or it could be that someone just happened to find the gadget lying on the ground outside one of the Foxconn plants.Any sort of identifiers that would help Apple track down who took this prototype appear to have been concealed. There are pieces of tape over the back of the device so things like serial numbers are completely blocked out. In addition, once the phone boots up in the video, it displays an error message saying the phone has not been registered. That is certainly what you would expect to see if this was a phone that someone smuggled away before it was finalized for use.It is also possible, of course, that this is someone just looking for attention. But nevertheless if what has previously been reported is true, this is what the new iPhone would look like.Vgooo (Chinese), via VentureBeat
Uninsured driver, five times over limit, arrested after driving on wrong side of road towards checkpoint The arresting gardaí had “to take evasive action” to avoid being knocked down. Naas Traf Corps arrest uninsured driver 5 times ovr limit.Gardaí had to take evasive action to avoid being knocked down.Arrested & charged pic.twitter.com/C5yifV8Yvl— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 14, 2017 Short URL Share Tweet Email 3 Comments By Cianan Brennan Jan 14th 2017, 11:14 AM Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 11:14 AM AN UNINSURED MOTORIST, driving while five times over the legal alcohol limit, has been arrested after encountering a Garda checkpoint in Co Kildare.The driver, a man aged in his 40s, came upon the checkpoint at Sexes Road in Newbridge at midnight last night.The gardaí on duty at the checkpoint were in the process of impounding another vehicle for having no motor tax or NCT certificate when the drunk driver approached them on the wrong side of the road. A tweet from the Garda account suggested that the officers present “had to take evasive action to avoid being knocked down”.The driver was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence.“The gardaí were dealing with another car when this driver comes along and crosses over to the wrong side of the road,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.“The man has since been arrested and charged,” they added.Comments are closed for legal reasonsRead: Aer Lingus chief says it’s not his job to make disgruntled frequent flyers happyRead: ‘We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home’ Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter 41,012 Views https://jrnl.ie/3186449 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Greece has clinched a deal to transfer German ThyssenKrupp’s 75.1 percent stake in Hellenic Shipyards (HSY) to shipbuilder Abu Dhabi MAR group (ADM), the Defence Ministry announced on Thursday. After tough and painful negotiations the negotiating teams today initialled the deal.“After tough and painful negotiations the negotiating teams today initialled the deal,” the ministry said in a statement. The ministry did not disclose the terms of the contract. ThyssenKrupp fully acquired HSY, the eastern Mediterranean’s largest shipyard, in 2005. But the German steelmaker decided last year to sell the company, accusing the Greek government of breach of contract and of missing payments on a deal to build four submarines. In March, Greece allowed Thyssen to sell HSY to ADM, but the deal hit glitches. Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the name of the toughest defender he has ever faced in his career with his answer leaving many people surprisedOver the course of his glittering 16-year career at senior level, Ronaldo has played alongside and against some of the greatest players throughout the world of football.In terms of defenders, the Real Madrid star has come across the likes of Gerard Pique, Mats Hummels, Dani Alves and Carlos Puyol.Yet, despite now going up against the world’s most expensive defender in Virgil van Dijk in this Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool, it is somebody of a much smaller stature that has caused the Portuguese forward the most trouble.In an interview, after being asked a series of lifestyle and sport-related questions, Ronaldo was asked: “Who is the toughest defender you have played against?.”After a moment of careful consideration, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner replied: “Ashley Cole”.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.¡IMPRESCINDIBLE! ??¿QUIÉN es MÁS GUAPO? ¿@Cristiano o Edu??? El TEST MÁS PERSONAL de @EduAguirre7 en #ElChiringuitoDeMega pic.twitter.com/2auNrgH1TM— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) May 24, 2018Ashley Cole was formerly a left-back for both Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League and was frequently pitted against Ronaldo during his Manchester United days, where they had a number of high profile battles.The former England international now plays alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy, whom he also captains, in the MLS.
2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Car Culture Car Industry 5 Enlarge ImageThe Model 3 had no problem surviving Alaska, but it seems to be having a tougher time surviving daily life in the hands of average owners. Nick Miotke/Roadshow Tesla is a pretty new car company, and historically it has had some issues with the reliability of its high-tech, complex electric vehicles. These issues have managed to trickle down to the entry-level Model 3, and as such, Consumer Reports announced on Thursday that it was removing its recommendation to buy the Model 3.The revocation of CR’s endorsement comes after numerous owners reported problems with their vehicles’ paint, trim and body hardware in Consumer Reports’ annual vehicle reliability survey, which polls owners of around 470,000 cars.”While Teslas perform well in Consumer Reports’ road tests and have excellent owner satisfaction, their reliability has not been consistent, according to our members, which has resulted in changes to their recommended status,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports, in a statement.This wouldn’t be the first time that Tesla has lost a CR recommendation either. Similar things happened with the Model S, which initially received an essentially perfect score from the publication, then had its recommendation rescinded over reliability concerns.”This new data from Consumer Reports comes from their annual Owner Satisfaction survey, which runs from July through September, so the vast majority of these issues have already been corrected through design and manufacturing improvements, and we are already seeing a significant improvement in our field data,” said a Tesla spokesperson, in a statement to Roadshow.Consumer Reports survey data also spelled bad news for several other vehicles including the BMW 5-series, Dodge Charger, Acura RDX, Volkswagen Tiguan and Chrysler 300.”We address all issues we see in our quality indicators, and the issues referenced by Consumer Reports have already been identified and resolved,” said an FCA spokesperson, in a statement to Roadshow. “The 2019 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger represent the best iterations of the vehicles ever.” 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Comments Tesla’s Model 3 Performance subtly adds the power Share your voice 49 Photos More From Roadshow BMW Tesla Volkswagen Chrysler Acura Dodge Tesla Chrysler
During the holiday season, KHNS is airing StoryCorps segments recorded by the Juneau Public Libraries with Haines and Klukwan residents. The first one features Wayne Price, a Haines Tlingit master carver and. He and his wife Cherri talked about his work, including a healing totem he carved in Whitehorse.“My wife and I, she came into my life right after I sobered up,” Wayne Price said. “And we have dedicated our whole life and business to the creation of monuments.”Download AudioMany of those monuments are healing totems or dug-out canoes.“They became a healing totem as a result of a vision in a sweat lodge that led to my recovery,” Wayne said. “The creator told me I had to do a few things…make a healing dug-out and healing totem.”He says the healing monuments bring awareness to important subjects. For example, a totem pole he carved in Whitehorse was meant to bring healing to First Nations people who were taken into boarding schools, or residential schools, set up by the government and religious organizations. Similar things happened to indigenous people in the United States, including in Alaska, and in Australia.“These were not very great places,” Wayne said. “The healing totem in the Yukon, we said, ‘this is our past, it is not a good story. This is the present, there is only one race, it’s the human race. We’re all here now, we’re all being aware of each other.’”Wayne thinks, if there is going to be a wider healing among Natives in America, the U.S. government needs to apologize for the devastating toll the boarding schools took.“It has to be acknowledged, what happened. It was government-backed, through faith-based religion, for the destruction of First Nation people — colonization. Until that happens, then this wound will never heal.”He sees the impacts reverberating today.“A lot of the issues that are in Indian Country now, are a direct result from what happened to them through the boarding schools. It’ll keep coming back. The suicide rate in Alaska is the highest in all the nation, and the majority of that is Native people. There has to be an awakening and an apology. It has to be recognized what really happened, and then a healing can occur.”Wayne says even if you don’t know the history of the boarding schools, you can sit next to the totem in Whitehorse and ‘feel something.’ He thinks back to the vision that prompted his recovery from alcohol addiction and his focus on healing art.“The creator told me, when you hear the songs of your ancestors coming across the water, you’re done.”Wayne led a class in the Yukon in which he carved a traditional dug-out canoe with First Nations youth.“When the kids paddled away singing, I looked at my wife and I said, ‘there it is, I have lived to see my vision complete.’”The audio interview was produced by KHNS’s Emily Files with the Juneau Public Libraries and StoryCorps in partnership with the Haines Borough Public Library. Storycorps is a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. More information at storycorps.org.