Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

13 Oct 2019

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Air Canada earningsAir Canada discusses first-quarter results on Monday. The Montreal-based carrier recently took advantage of labour uncertainty at rival WestJet with a suggestion that it is ready to pick up the slack in the event that WestJet’s pilots walk off the job.Economic snapshotStatistics Canada releases the latest gross domestic product report from February on Tuesday. The previous report for January showed that the Canadian economy contracted 0.1 per cent, hurt by unscheduled maintenance shutdowns in the oilpatch and weakness in the real estate sector following mortgage rule changes.BCE updateTelecom and media giant BCE Inc. discusses first-quarter results on Thursday. Both BCE and rival Rogers Communications recently increased their monthly internet prices, a move they say is justified by the investments they’re making in their networks.Canada’s Toys “R” Us saviourInsurance and investment company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. releases first-quarter results on Thursday. President Paul Rivett said last week that its plans for Toys “R” Us are not limited to Canada, as it is exploring options to keep a foothold in the U.S. and elsewhere.Canada’s other energy exportWood pellet manufacturer Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. discusses first-quarter results on Thursday. The company is one of Canada’s biggest players in an industry that is projected to see massive growth due to global demand for a carbon-neutral energy source to replace coal.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Air Canada earningsAir Canada discusses first-quarter results on Monday. The Montreal-based carrier recently took advantage of labour uncertainty at rival WestJet with a suggestion that it is ready to pick up the slack in the event that WestJet’s pilots walk off the job.Economic snapshotStatistics Canada releases the latest gross domestic product report from February on Tuesday. The previous report for January showed that the Canadian economy contracted 0.1 per cent, hurt by unscheduled maintenance shutdowns in the oilpatch and weakness in the real estate sector following mortgage rule changes.BCE updateTelecom and media giant BCE Inc. discusses first-quarter results on Thursday. Both BCE and rival Rogers Communications recently increased their monthly internet prices, a move they say is justified by the investments they’re making in their networks.Canada’s Toys “R” Us saviourInsurance and investment company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. releases first-quarter results on Thursday. President Paul Rivett said last week that its plans for Toys “R” Us are not limited to Canada, as it is exploring options to keep a foothold in the U.S. and elsewhere.Canada’s other energy exportWood pellet manufacturer Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. discusses first-quarter results on Thursday. The company is one of Canada’s biggest players in an industry that is projected to see massive growth due to global demand for a carbon-neutral energy source to replace coal.last_img read more

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Closing Bell TSX slightly lower amid Greek political turmoil worries of economic

08 Oct 2019

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Wednesday with buying sentiment held well in check by political turmoil in Greece and worries about slowing economic conditions.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11675.01 -0.25% -29.73S&P 500 — 1354.58 -0.67% -9.14Dow — 12835.06 -0.75% -97.03Nasdaq — 2934.71 -0.39% -11.56The resource-intensive S&P/TSX composite index, closed off the lowest levels of the day, shaking off early triple-digit losses to close down 29.73 points at 11,675.01. The showing extended losses to six straight days, which left the TSX more than two% below where it started 2012. The TSX Venture Exchange gained 7.32 points to 1,345.69.The Canadian dollar closed below parity with the U.S. currency for the first time since Mar. 6 as traders continued to avoid riskier assets such as oil and metals and resource-based currencies like the loonie. But the currency closed above the worst levels of the session, down 0.26 of a cent to 99.91 US cents.New York’s Dow Jones industrial average fell 97.03 points to 12,835.06.The Nasdaq composite index dropped 11.56 points to 2,934.71 and the S&P 500 index lost 9.14 points to 1,354.58.Greece has weighed on markets since inconclusive elections Sunday failed to produce a party that could form a government.After the conservative New Democracy failed to muster enough support to form a government, the mandate has passed onto Syriza, a left-wing party that came a surprise second in the election.Its leader, Alexis Tsipras, said Tuesday that Greece was no longer bound by its promises to cut spending sharply. But failure to keep those promises could see international lenders cut off rescue funding, which would likely lead Greece to default and exit the euro common currency. It would also send shock waves through the eurozone banking system.“And the reality is the whole European banking system has all this Greek debt on their books. It’s unbelievable the amount of debt that is out there,” said Jim Muir, director at Fraser Mackenzie.Tsipras is not expected to be able to form a government and most observers think a second election will be called for June. But analysts warn that Greece could run out of money as soon as next month without a government to negotiate the next level of its bailout.Signs of a slowing global economy have also weighed on markets in the wake of weak manufacturing data from Europe and China and a much weaker than expected U.S. employment report last Friday.The financials sector was the biggest drag, down 0.83% as Royal Bank lost 72 cents to $53.37 and TD Bank gave back 81 cents to $79.61.Railway stocks also lost more ground, with Canadian National Railways down $1.38 to $80.82.Canadian Pacific Railway was off 44 cents at $73.25 as an attempt by New York investment firm Pershing Square Capital Management to have its nominees join CP’s board of directors and replace chief executive Fred Green gained more momentum. Pershing Square said proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. and credit rating agency Egan-Jones Ratings Co. are now backing its plan to revamp CP’s board.The base metals component lost 0.48% as metal prices also fell, with the July copper contract in New York down two cents at US$3.66 a pound. Copper, viewed as an economic bellwether because it is used in so many industries, has fallen more than 5% this month. First Quantum Minerals gained 20 cents to $18.19 while HudBay Minerals fell 47 cents to $9.27.The energy sector was off 0.22% as the June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange declined 20 cents to US$96.81. Suncor Energy fell 70 cents to $29.07 while Cenovus Energy moved up 39 cents to $32.55.The gold sector was the major advancer, up about 1.75% despite a retreat in bullion prices with the June contract down $10.30 to a 2012 low of US$1,594.20 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. gained 94 cents to $37.65 while Goldcorp Inc. climbed $1.20 to $35.60.Kinross Gold Corp. dipped eight cents to $7.67 even as it reported a first-quarter profit of US$105.7-million, down from US$250.1-million a year ago, as production slipped. Sales totalled US$1.04-billion, up from US$937-million.On the earnings front, Tim Hortons Inc. said quarterly net income was up 10% from a year ago to $88.8-million or 56 cents a share. Total revenues were up by 12.1% to $721.3-million, but its shares shed $1.25 to $55.83.In the media sector, Quebecor Inc. said its first-quarter net income rose to $72.9-million, or $1.15 per share, from $34.3-million, or 53 cents per share, a year ago. Its stock was unchanged at $37.And Torstar Corp. shares were off 15 cents at $9.95 as it reported net income of $29.3-million, or 37 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2012. That is up from $15.5-million, or 20 cents, in the first quarter of 2011.Here’s the news investors were watching today:RBC chief Nixon weighs in on housing bubble furorWhy Germany has zero desire to fix anything in EuropeTelus ditches share conversion plan after concerns over empty votingSpain to partly nationalize Bankia, tighten provisions on real estate loansTim Hortons shares drop as earnings short of forecastsON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Merchandise trade balance (March): Economists expect $500-million, up from last month New housing price index (March): Economists expect o.2% gain on month, 2.4% year over year UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 367,000 claims, up from last week Goods & Services trade balance (March): Economists expect a deficit of $50-billion Trade price indices: Economists expect a 0.2% decline from the month before and 0.8% gain year over year 2 p.m.Treasury budget (April) CORPORATE NEWSCANADABombardier Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 10¢ a share Canadian Tire Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 77¢ Magna International Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.24 Sun Life Financial Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 72¢ Yellow Media Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 14¢ Brookfield Asset Management Q1 earnings Crescent Point Energy Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 18¢ Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 73¢ Stantec Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 56¢ UNITED STATESCA Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 52¢ Kohl’s Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 61¢ Express Scripts Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 77¢ read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Wednesday with buying sentiment held well in check by political turmoil in Greece and worries about slowing economic conditions.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11675.01 -0.25% -29.73S&P 500 — 1354.58 -0.67% -9.14Dow — 12835.06 -0.75% -97.03Nasdaq — 2934.71 -0.39% -11.56The resource-intensive S&P/TSX composite index, closed off the lowest levels of the day, shaking off early triple-digit losses to close down 29.73 points at 11,675.01. The showing extended losses to six straight days, which left the TSX more than two% below where it started 2012. The TSX Venture Exchange gained 7.32 points to 1,345.69.The Canadian dollar closed below parity with the U.S. currency for the first time since Mar. 6 as traders continued to avoid riskier assets such as oil and metals and resource-based currencies like the loonie. But the currency closed above the worst levels of the session, down 0.26 of a cent to 99.91 US cents.New York’s Dow Jones industrial average fell 97.03 points to 12,835.06.The Nasdaq composite index dropped 11.56 points to 2,934.71 and the S&P 500 index lost 9.14 points to 1,354.58.Greece has weighed on markets since inconclusive elections Sunday failed to produce a party that could form a government.After the conservative New Democracy failed to muster enough support to form a government, the mandate has passed onto Syriza, a left-wing party that came a surprise second in the election.Its leader, Alexis Tsipras, said Tuesday that Greece was no longer bound by its promises to cut spending sharply. But failure to keep those promises could see international lenders cut off rescue funding, which would likely lead Greece to default and exit the euro common currency. It would also send shock waves through the eurozone banking system.“And the reality is the whole European banking system has all this Greek debt on their books. It’s unbelievable the amount of debt that is out there,” said Jim Muir, director at Fraser Mackenzie.Tsipras is not expected to be able to form a government and most observers think a second election will be called for June. But analysts warn that Greece could run out of money as soon as next month without a government to negotiate the next level of its bailout.Signs of a slowing global economy have also weighed on markets in the wake of weak manufacturing data from Europe and China and a much weaker than expected U.S. employment report last Friday.The financials sector was the biggest drag, down 0.83% as Royal Bank lost 72 cents to $53.37 and TD Bank gave back 81 cents to $79.61.Railway stocks also lost more ground, with Canadian National Railways down $1.38 to $80.82.Canadian Pacific Railway was off 44 cents at $73.25 as an attempt by New York investment firm Pershing Square Capital Management to have its nominees join CP’s board of directors and replace chief executive Fred Green gained more momentum. Pershing Square said proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. and credit rating agency Egan-Jones Ratings Co. are now backing its plan to revamp CP’s board.The base metals component lost 0.48% as metal prices also fell, with the July copper contract in New York down two cents at US$3.66 a pound. Copper, viewed as an economic bellwether because it is used in so many industries, has fallen more than 5% this month. First Quantum Minerals gained 20 cents to $18.19 while HudBay Minerals fell 47 cents to $9.27.The energy sector was off 0.22% as the June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange declined 20 cents to US$96.81. Suncor Energy fell 70 cents to $29.07 while Cenovus Energy moved up 39 cents to $32.55.The gold sector was the major advancer, up about 1.75% despite a retreat in bullion prices with the June contract down $10.30 to a 2012 low of US$1,594.20 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. gained 94 cents to $37.65 while Goldcorp Inc. climbed $1.20 to $35.60.Kinross Gold Corp. dipped eight cents to $7.67 even as it reported a first-quarter profit of US$105.7-million, down from US$250.1-million a year ago, as production slipped. Sales totalled US$1.04-billion, up from US$937-million.On the earnings front, Tim Hortons Inc. said quarterly net income was up 10% from a year ago to $88.8-million or 56 cents a share. Total revenues were up by 12.1% to $721.3-million, but its shares shed $1.25 to $55.83.In the media sector, Quebecor Inc. said its first-quarter net income rose to $72.9-million, or $1.15 per share, from $34.3-million, or 53 cents per share, a year ago. Its stock was unchanged at $37.And Torstar Corp. shares were off 15 cents at $9.95 as it reported net income of $29.3-million, or 37 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2012. That is up from $15.5-million, or 20 cents, in the first quarter of 2011.Here’s the news investors were watching today:RBC chief Nixon weighs in on housing bubble furorWhy Germany has zero desire to fix anything in EuropeTelus ditches share conversion plan after concerns over empty votingSpain to partly nationalize Bankia, tighten provisions on real estate loansTim Hortons shares drop as earnings short of forecastsON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Merchandise trade balance (March): Economists expect $500-million, up from last month New housing price index (March): Economists expect o.2% gain on month, 2.4% year over year UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 367,000 claims, up from last week Goods & Services trade balance (March): Economists expect a deficit of $50-billion Trade price indices: Economists expect a 0.2% decline from the month before and 0.8% gain year over year 2 p.m.Treasury budget (April) CORPORATE NEWSCANADABombardier Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 10¢ a share Canadian Tire Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 77¢ Magna International Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.24 Sun Life Financial Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 72¢ Yellow Media Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 14¢ Brookfield Asset Management Q1 earnings Crescent Point Energy Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 18¢ Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 73¢ Stantec Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 56¢ UNITED STATESCA Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 52¢ Kohl’s Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 61¢ Express Scripts Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 77¢ read more

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Canadian retail sales rose for third straight month in September StatsCan

06 Oct 2019

Canadian retail sales rose for third straight month in September: StatsCan by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 22, 2012 3:31 pm MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada reported retail sales edged up in September, helped by improved sales of new cars, but fell short of expectations amid increasing signs of economic uncertainty.Sales were up 0.1 per cent to $39.1 billion in September, the third straight monthly increase, but well short of the 0.5 per cent consensus expectations of economists.“Indeed, sales growth has now cooled to a humble 1.8 per cent year-over-year as Canadian retailers face some stiff challenges,” BMO Capital Markets economist Robert Kavcic wrote in a note to clients.“In addition to cooling domestic consumer credit growth, this weekend’s likely stampede of shoppers south of the border will highlight the other challenges — a loonie near parity, more generous duty-free limits and more aggressive U.S. sale prices.”The weaker than expected retail sales results came as Statistics Canada also reported the number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits in September was down by 5,700 at 525,900.However economist Erin Weir of the Progressive Economics Forum noted that the decrease wasn’t good news.“Unfortunately, the Labour Force Survey indicates that the number of unemployed workers is growing. The drop in EI recipients means that more jobless workers are falling through the cracks,” Weir said.Earlier this week, Statistics Canada reported that wholesale sales fell 1.4 per cent to $48.8 billion in September, the third decline in four months.Retail sales were boosted by new car sales as Canadians continued what has been a strong year for car sales. Industry estimates put the automakers on pace for what could be a record year for sales.A report Thursday by the Conference Board of Canada, suggested the country’s auto industry is expected to post its third consecutive annual year of profitability this year and its best result since 2002.The board said in the first eight months of 2012, auto production rose almost 20 per cent compared to the same period last year, while sales during the same period were up 7.1 per cent and on track to reach 1.72 million vehicles — the highest levels since 2002.In September, the motor vehicle and parts dealers subsector was up 0.6 per cent as new car sales gained 0.9 per cent.Sales rose also 2.5 per cent at miscellaneous retailers, a category that includes used merchandise stores, office supply and stationery stores, and pet supply stores.However general merchandise store sales decreased 0.7 per cent, with department store sales off 0.9 per cent.Food and beverage store sales were up 0.1 per cent, as sales at supermarkets and grocery stores were up 0.2 per cent and specialty food stores gained 1.4 per cent. Beer, wine and liquor store sales fell one per cent.Sales at electronics and appliance stores rose 0.8 per cent, while gasoline stations saw sales drop 0.6 per cent after two consecutive monthly increases.CIBC economist Emanuella Enenajor said the September retail sales will provide no life to the third-quarter gross domestic product.“September GDP growth could track no better than flat,” Enenajor wrote in a report.“Third-quarter growth now looks likely to track around 0.5 per cent annualized due to a dented trade sector, and the fourth-quarter now looks likely to come in around two per cent rather than the 2.5 per cent the Bank of Canada was looking for, owing to a weak handoff from September.”Sales rose in five provinces in September led by Alberta. Quebec’s sales were off 0.7 per cent in Quebec and Ontario’s were flat. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Canadian retail sales rose for third straight month in September: StatsCan by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 22, 2012 3:31 pm MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada reported retail sales edged up in September, helped by improved sales of new cars, but fell short of expectations amid increasing signs of economic uncertainty.Sales were up 0.1 per cent to $39.1 billion in September, the third straight monthly increase, but well short of the 0.5 per cent consensus expectations of economists.“Indeed, sales growth has now cooled to a humble 1.8 per cent year-over-year as Canadian retailers face some stiff challenges,” BMO Capital Markets economist Robert Kavcic wrote in a note to clients.“In addition to cooling domestic consumer credit growth, this weekend’s likely stampede of shoppers south of the border will highlight the other challenges — a loonie near parity, more generous duty-free limits and more aggressive U.S. sale prices.”The weaker than expected retail sales results came as Statistics Canada also reported the number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits in September was down by 5,700 at 525,900.However economist Erin Weir of the Progressive Economics Forum noted that the decrease wasn’t good news.“Unfortunately, the Labour Force Survey indicates that the number of unemployed workers is growing. The drop in EI recipients means that more jobless workers are falling through the cracks,” Weir said.Earlier this week, Statistics Canada reported that wholesale sales fell 1.4 per cent to $48.8 billion in September, the third decline in four months.Retail sales were boosted by new car sales as Canadians continued what has been a strong year for car sales. Industry estimates put the automakers on pace for what could be a record year for sales.A report Thursday by the Conference Board of Canada, suggested the country’s auto industry is expected to post its third consecutive annual year of profitability this year and its best result since 2002.The board said in the first eight months of 2012, auto production rose almost 20 per cent compared to the same period last year, while sales during the same period were up 7.1 per cent and on track to reach 1.72 million vehicles — the highest levels since 2002.In September, the motor vehicle and parts dealers subsector was up 0.6 per cent as new car sales gained 0.9 per cent.Sales rose also 2.5 per cent at miscellaneous retailers, a category that includes used merchandise stores, office supply and stationery stores, and pet supply stores.However general merchandise store sales decreased 0.7 per cent, with department store sales off 0.9 per cent.Food and beverage store sales were up 0.1 per cent, as sales at supermarkets and grocery stores were up 0.2 per cent and specialty food stores gained 1.4 per cent. Beer, wine and liquor store sales fell one per cent.Sales at electronics and appliance stores rose 0.8 per cent, while gasoline stations saw sales drop 0.6 per cent after two consecutive monthly increases.CIBC economist Emanuella Enenajor said the September retail sales will provide no life to the third-quarter gross domestic product.“September GDP growth could track no better than flat,” Enenajor wrote in a report.“Third-quarter growth now looks likely to track around 0.5 per cent annualized due to a dented trade sector, and the fourth-quarter now looks likely to come in around two per cent rather than the 2.5 per cent the Bank of Canada was looking for, owing to a weak handoff from September.”Sales rose in five provinces in September led by Alberta. Quebec’s sales were off 0.7 per cent in Quebec and Ontario’s were flat. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ban urges financial support for InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights

02 Oct 2019

In a statement from his spokesperson , the Secretary-General urged all member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) “to reaffirm their commitment to human rights by strengthening the Commission and ensuring its long-term financial sustainability.”The Commission has become a key actor in the protection and promotion of human rights in the Americas and worldwide, often representing “the last resort of justice for victims of human rights violations in the region,” according to the statement.Without additional resources, the Commission will lay off essential personnel and significantly reduce its operational capacity. The Commission is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States whose mission is to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere. Created in 1959, it has headquarters in Washington, D.C., and is composed of seven independent members who serve in a personal capacity. read more

In a statement from his spokesperson , the Secretary-General urged all member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) “to reaffirm their commitment to human rights by strengthening the Commission and ensuring its long-term financial sustainability.”The Commission has become a key actor in the protection and promotion of human rights in the Americas and worldwide, often representing “the last resort of justice for victims of human rights violations in the region,” according to the statement.Without additional resources, the Commission will lay off essential personnel and significantly reduce its operational capacity. The Commission is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States whose mission is to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere. Created in 1959, it has headquarters in Washington, D.C., and is composed of seven independent members who serve in a personal capacity. read more

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SMMT Update – 7 December 2012

02 Oct 2019

SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from our Chief Executive.CLICK HERE: Read Update 246 onlineClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Romanian princess is back Neagu We will give 100 against 10000 fans

22 Sep 2019

← Previous Story ZRK Buducnost at the final after Balkan war! Next Story → Copa del Rey: Catalonian derby in the final! She is back! Cristina Neagu was a match winner of the semi-final at MMV FInal 4 in Budapest, with three goals at extra-time helped her team ZRK Buducnost to found a place at the final:– We believed until the end, had a lot of energy in extra-time. I am very happy after all. I missed a lot of shots, but we had strong faith until the end. We were united and won the ticket for the final.“Romanian princess” had already played one final with Oltchim against Viborg…– That was four years ago in different system of the final. Now, we will have 10.000 fans against us, but we will give 100% to win the title…

← Previous Story ZRK Buducnost at the final after Balkan war! Next Story → Copa del Rey: Catalonian derby in the final! She is back! Cristina Neagu was a match winner of the semi-final at MMV FInal 4 in Budapest, with three goals at extra-time helped her team ZRK Buducnost to found a place at the final:– We believed until the end, had a lot of energy in extra-time. I am very happy after all. I missed a lot of shots, but we had strong faith until the end. We were united and won the ticket for the final.“Romanian princess” had already played one final with Oltchim against Viborg…– That was four years ago in different system of the final. Now, we will have 10.000 fans against us, but we will give 100% to win the title…

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Murphs Sideline Cut AllIrelands arent just handed out to those who think

22 Sep 2019

first_img2012 semi: James Horan shakes hands with Dublin’s Paul Flynn as Aidan O’Shea celebrates (INPHO/Cathal Noonan)In light of Dublin’s achievements, It might be easy to pour scorn on managers who are happy to revel in safety first management, but in truth, if you don’t have players of the quality of Dublin, it makes sense to try and build your success from the back. Gavin has the players, but he also has the courage of his convictions, and I don’t think we’ll see a massive deviation from that on Sunday.Despite that, they have only met teams so far this year that have been happy to trade punches with them – Kildare, Cork and Kerry all went man for man. They have averaged a barely believable 2-18, but Mayo, it can be safely assumed, will pose a more intriguing test.Much of the pre-match discussion has centred on Ger Brennan, and where he will line out. I actually played club football with Ger Brennan for a year, with St Vincent’s, and there is absolutely no doubt that he is a very talented footballer. He uses the ball well, his kick-passing is assured, and he is a natural leader.Having the luxury of a ball-playing centre-back is huge for a team, but will Mayo allow Brennan a roaming brief in front of the Dublin full-back line, without pressing him into rather more pressing work man-to-man on his opponent?It would be rough justice on him to lose out, but Cian O’Sullivan’s performance when he went back into defence against Kerry in the semi-final may have swung Jim Gavin. Pragmatism, not idealism.For Mayo, the pressure is intense. Since that crushing win against Donegal in the quarter-final, they have had the air of champions-in-waiting, which I think is unbelievably dangerous talk. I’ve said this a number of places but in what year since 1951 could you say that Mayo have been definitively the best team in the country? And could you say that of them this year, ahead of next Sunday? EOIN MCDEVITT PAINTED an intriguing picture for Dublin on our online radio show with the Irish Times yesterday – what if they are four points up with 10 minutes to go, and Jack McCaffrey gets the ball with 40 yards of open country in front of him? What does Jim Gavin recommend he do then?To think that Dublin have reached an All-Ireland final playing the way they have, two years after Donegal tried to smother them in an All-Ireland semi-final, and six months after Congress sat down to debate what to do with the walking disaster of a game that was Gaelic football, is quite extraordinary.The prevailing notion in GAA management is to slavishly mimic whatever worked the year before. If last year’s winners were training at 6am, it was a pretty safe bet that 31 other counties would be up with the lark this year.For Gavin to step away and decide that playing open, expansive football was not just ‘the right thing to do’ for the game, but also the style of play which most suited the players he had at his disposal, is commendable. It is pragmatism, not idealism, to steal a Radiohead line, but it still takes guts to go against the grain. I’m far from sure that you can – Dublin won the league, Dublin have probably met a better caliber of team (Donegal aside, and maybe the events up north this week has cast a different light on that game) on the way to the final, and Dublin are the team with recent All-Ireland success under their belt.If Mayo were to lose on Sunday, and taking into account the factors I’ve outlined above, they could hardly make a case for them leaving this All-Ireland behind them. It dawned on James Horan a number of years ago, and it is dawning slowly maybe on Mayo people too, that these things aren’t just handed out to those who think they deserve it.Songs and books have been written, and curses invented, to try and explain why Mayo haven’t won an All-Ireland in 62 years. When the story of the team that broke the hoodoo is written, will the simple explanation be that they were the best team out of the 32 that entered the All-Ireland that year? We might just find out on Sunday.This Week Murph Was – dressing like an 18 year old Chris O’Dowd live on national television. Thanks to everyone for their kind words regarding the show – we’ll be back on RTE 2 next Wednesday evening at 11pm for Second Captains Live.16 of our favourite ‘Mayo for Sam’ tributes2012 Flashback: Lightning Mayo start leaves Dubs’ two-in-a-row dream in cinderslast_img read more

first_img2012 semi: James Horan shakes hands with Dublin’s Paul Flynn as Aidan O’Shea celebrates (INPHO/Cathal Noonan)In light of Dublin’s achievements, It might be easy to pour scorn on managers who are happy to revel in safety first management, but in truth, if you don’t have players of the quality of Dublin, it makes sense to try and build your success from the back. Gavin has the players, but he also has the courage of his convictions, and I don’t think we’ll see a massive deviation from that on Sunday.Despite that, they have only met teams so far this year that have been happy to trade punches with them – Kildare, Cork and Kerry all went man for man. They have averaged a barely believable 2-18, but Mayo, it can be safely assumed, will pose a more intriguing test.Much of the pre-match discussion has centred on Ger Brennan, and where he will line out. I actually played club football with Ger Brennan for a year, with St Vincent’s, and there is absolutely no doubt that he is a very talented footballer. He uses the ball well, his kick-passing is assured, and he is a natural leader.Having the luxury of a ball-playing centre-back is huge for a team, but will Mayo allow Brennan a roaming brief in front of the Dublin full-back line, without pressing him into rather more pressing work man-to-man on his opponent?It would be rough justice on him to lose out, but Cian O’Sullivan’s performance when he went back into defence against Kerry in the semi-final may have swung Jim Gavin. Pragmatism, not idealism.For Mayo, the pressure is intense. Since that crushing win against Donegal in the quarter-final, they have had the air of champions-in-waiting, which I think is unbelievably dangerous talk. I’ve said this a number of places but in what year since 1951 could you say that Mayo have been definitively the best team in the country? And could you say that of them this year, ahead of next Sunday? EOIN MCDEVITT PAINTED an intriguing picture for Dublin on our online radio show with the Irish Times yesterday – what if they are four points up with 10 minutes to go, and Jack McCaffrey gets the ball with 40 yards of open country in front of him? What does Jim Gavin recommend he do then?To think that Dublin have reached an All-Ireland final playing the way they have, two years after Donegal tried to smother them in an All-Ireland semi-final, and six months after Congress sat down to debate what to do with the walking disaster of a game that was Gaelic football, is quite extraordinary.The prevailing notion in GAA management is to slavishly mimic whatever worked the year before. If last year’s winners were training at 6am, it was a pretty safe bet that 31 other counties would be up with the lark this year.For Gavin to step away and decide that playing open, expansive football was not just ‘the right thing to do’ for the game, but also the style of play which most suited the players he had at his disposal, is commendable. It is pragmatism, not idealism, to steal a Radiohead line, but it still takes guts to go against the grain. I’m far from sure that you can – Dublin won the league, Dublin have probably met a better caliber of team (Donegal aside, and maybe the events up north this week has cast a different light on that game) on the way to the final, and Dublin are the team with recent All-Ireland success under their belt.If Mayo were to lose on Sunday, and taking into account the factors I’ve outlined above, they could hardly make a case for them leaving this All-Ireland behind them. It dawned on James Horan a number of years ago, and it is dawning slowly maybe on Mayo people too, that these things aren’t just handed out to those who think they deserve it.Songs and books have been written, and curses invented, to try and explain why Mayo haven’t won an All-Ireland in 62 years. When the story of the team that broke the hoodoo is written, will the simple explanation be that they were the best team out of the 32 that entered the All-Ireland that year? We might just find out on Sunday.This Week Murph Was – dressing like an 18 year old Chris O’Dowd live on national television. Thanks to everyone for their kind words regarding the show – we’ll be back on RTE 2 next Wednesday evening at 11pm for Second Captains Live.16 of our favourite ‘Mayo for Sam’ tributes2012 Flashback: Lightning Mayo start leaves Dubs’ two-in-a-row dream in cinderslast_img read more

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MR ROBOT unveils secrets and a new book at NYCC

20 Sep 2019

first_img Hello friends, are you really reading this?If you are, chances are you know about my friend Elliot Alderson too. And maybe you also happen to know about that shady Mr. Robot and the group he hangs with, fsociety. But I digress. Remember how we were all worried about him a few months ago? How he just…stopped talking to us?About that. Well, I got the answer sitting in my lap.Okay, okay. I’m just gonna trust you’re actually reading this and that we’re all on the same page. Yeah? Cool. Today, me and 349 of Elliot’s other ‘closest friends’ piled into BookCon at New York Comic Con to hear Mr. Robot creator and executive producer Sam Esmail and show writer Courtney Looney talk about the series’ first official tie-in book, MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow. (Also titled eps1.91_redwheelbarr0w.txt—a nod to the oh-so-l337 episode titles of the show).Elliot started out season 2 of Mr. Robot writing in a ratty old composition journal at his “mother’s house.” And now Esmail and Looney have decided to release Elliot’s journal to the public, and with it, the story of what he really got up to in the two months between season 1 and 2. You might think of it as a nifty promotional cash grab, but Esmail and Looney insisted that it’s a genuine part of the overarching Mr. Robot story and the key to decoding Elliot’s mental source code in Season 2.This isn’t Esmail’s first foray into creating standalone stories that expand the Mr. Robot universe. There’s also a 13-minute virtual reality experience and a mobile phone game, but this is a distinctly analog medium for a show so steeped in technology. The book itself looks like your typical composition journal—albeit one that’s been through a bit of wear and tear. Think of it as getting your hands on a prop from the show: The cover looks like it’s been burnt a bit, there are mysterious inserts like blank envelopes, as well as a card from Darlene, and a few NSFW pictures doodled in the margins of quite a few pages. The bulk of the book is filled with Elliot’s scribblings—in Rami Malek and Christian Slater’s actual handwriting!—as he vomits his thoughts onto the page, literally and figuratively.Not to spoil anything, but if you’re one of those diehard fans who spend hours analyzing each episode for clues, this book should tide you over until next year as Esmail and Looney have peppered hints about Season 3 onto its pages. The most obvious one is in the title ‘Red Wheelbarrow.’ And if that sounds familiar to you, it should. It’s the William Carlos Williams poem that Tyrell and Elliot bond over that Esmail says acts like a ‘codeword’ for Elliot and may play an important role next season. There’s also some new backstory as the book fleshes out Hot Carla, a pyromaniac inmate we got a glimpse at in Season 2, and her mysterious relationship with Elliot.But will reading this book change the way you view season 2 as a whole? Esmail definitely thinks so. “The way we construct the story or storytelling pattern, [it’s like] you’re standing this close to a painting, and you’re taking steps back,” says Esmail. “More things are filled in, and more things you thought you knew are recontextualized.”You can currently preorder the book, which will be available November 1 for $29.95. But if you find yourself wishing that you could hear Rami Malek’s dulcet tones read Elliot’s turbulent thoughts—you’re in luck. Esmail mentioned that an audiobook, also featuring Hot Carla, is in the works.Until then, I’m gonna suggest that we all close our eyes. Mind awake, body asleep. Best Shows to Stream on Amazon Prime7 Things We Learned From the Mr. Robot Cast Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Hello friends, are you really reading this?If you are, chances are you know about my friend Elliot Alderson too. And maybe you also happen to know about that shady Mr. Robot and the group he hangs with, fsociety. But I digress. Remember how we were all worried about him a few months ago? How he just…stopped talking to us?About that. Well, I got the answer sitting in my lap.Okay, okay. I’m just gonna trust you’re actually reading this and that we’re all on the same page. Yeah? Cool. Today, me and 349 of Elliot’s other ‘closest friends’ piled into BookCon at New York Comic Con to hear Mr. Robot creator and executive producer Sam Esmail and show writer Courtney Looney talk about the series’ first official tie-in book, MR. ROBOT: Red Wheelbarrow. (Also titled eps1.91_redwheelbarr0w.txt—a nod to the oh-so-l337 episode titles of the show).Elliot started out season 2 of Mr. Robot writing in a ratty old composition journal at his “mother’s house.” And now Esmail and Looney have decided to release Elliot’s journal to the public, and with it, the story of what he really got up to in the two months between season 1 and 2. You might think of it as a nifty promotional cash grab, but Esmail and Looney insisted that it’s a genuine part of the overarching Mr. Robot story and the key to decoding Elliot’s mental source code in Season 2.This isn’t Esmail’s first foray into creating standalone stories that expand the Mr. Robot universe. There’s also a 13-minute virtual reality experience and a mobile phone game, but this is a distinctly analog medium for a show so steeped in technology. The book itself looks like your typical composition journal—albeit one that’s been through a bit of wear and tear. Think of it as getting your hands on a prop from the show: The cover looks like it’s been burnt a bit, there are mysterious inserts like blank envelopes, as well as a card from Darlene, and a few NSFW pictures doodled in the margins of quite a few pages. The bulk of the book is filled with Elliot’s scribblings—in Rami Malek and Christian Slater’s actual handwriting!—as he vomits his thoughts onto the page, literally and figuratively.Not to spoil anything, but if you’re one of those diehard fans who spend hours analyzing each episode for clues, this book should tide you over until next year as Esmail and Looney have peppered hints about Season 3 onto its pages. The most obvious one is in the title ‘Red Wheelbarrow.’ And if that sounds familiar to you, it should. It’s the William Carlos Williams poem that Tyrell and Elliot bond over that Esmail says acts like a ‘codeword’ for Elliot and may play an important role next season. There’s also some new backstory as the book fleshes out Hot Carla, a pyromaniac inmate we got a glimpse at in Season 2, and her mysterious relationship with Elliot.But will reading this book change the way you view season 2 as a whole? Esmail definitely thinks so. “The way we construct the story or storytelling pattern, [it’s like] you’re standing this close to a painting, and you’re taking steps back,” says Esmail. “More things are filled in, and more things you thought you knew are recontextualized.”You can currently preorder the book, which will be available November 1 for $29.95. But if you find yourself wishing that you could hear Rami Malek’s dulcet tones read Elliot’s turbulent thoughts—you’re in luck. Esmail mentioned that an audiobook, also featuring Hot Carla, is in the works.Until then, I’m gonna suggest that we all close our eyes. Mind awake, body asleep. Best Shows to Stream on Amazon Prime7 Things We Learned From the Mr. Robot Cast Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Woodland asks residents to limit water use

19 Sep 2019

first_imgWoodland – Woodland is experiencing a “low flow” situation at the Ranney pump house, and is asking residential water customers to limit water use to just inside household use only, the city announced shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.The notice from the city also asks construction crews to limit water use on “any nonessential use for construction.”Mike Peterson with the city’s water plant said the pump had a mechanical issue, which was fixed before end of the day Thursday. Still, the city is asking residents to be cautious with water usage at the moment.“We’ll still be on shortage for a couple of days,” he said. “It takes a while for the reservoir to fill after it’s been down like that.”Peterson said he wasn’t sure what the issue was just yet. It could have been that Lewis River was too low.“We never quit pumping water,” he said. “We were just backpedaling. We didn’t want to get the reservoir too low. We wanted to stay ahead of the game and keep people informed.”Residents with questions can contact Woodland Public Works at 360-225-7999.last_img read more

first_imgWoodland – Woodland is experiencing a “low flow” situation at the Ranney pump house, and is asking residential water customers to limit water use to just inside household use only, the city announced shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.The notice from the city also asks construction crews to limit water use on “any nonessential use for construction.”Mike Peterson with the city’s water plant said the pump had a mechanical issue, which was fixed before end of the day Thursday. Still, the city is asking residents to be cautious with water usage at the moment.“We’ll still be on shortage for a couple of days,” he said. “It takes a while for the reservoir to fill after it’s been down like that.”Peterson said he wasn’t sure what the issue was just yet. It could have been that Lewis River was too low.“We never quit pumping water,” he said. “We were just backpedaling. We didn’t want to get the reservoir too low. We wanted to stay ahead of the game and keep people informed.”Residents with questions can contact Woodland Public Works at 360-225-7999.last_img read more

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Equinix to discuss global reward at Employee Benefits Live

15 Sep 2019

first_imgRob Cross (pictured), senior reward manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of web hosting firm Equinix, will discuss global reward at Employee Benefits Live 2015 on 21 September.The session, entitled ‘How to develop a global reward strategy while retaining local flexibility,’ will focus on how employers can ensure that local legislative and cultural issues are taken into account.It will also examine how organisations can make sure that communication is consistently appropriate for each location.Cross explained: “On a local basis employee reward requirements may be very different; you can’t always gauge these through a global solution.”He also emphasised that localised reward strategies can make reward more cost-effective than a globalised solution, particularly in light of varying time zones.During the session, Cross also plans to discuss why successful global reward strategies involve “identifying what the strategy means for the organisation globally and integrating the organisation’s values into it.” He will outline the importance of identifying: “what behaviours you want from your staff and how you can go about achieving those behaviours.”At Employee Benefits Live, Equinix’s Cross will speak alongside Dentsu Aegis Network’s head of reward, Richard Beeby.Employee Benefits Live 2015 will take place at Olympia National, London, on 21-22 September.View the full conference programme and register to attend.last_img read more

first_imgRob Cross (pictured), senior reward manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of web hosting firm Equinix, will discuss global reward at Employee Benefits Live 2015 on 21 September.The session, entitled ‘How to develop a global reward strategy while retaining local flexibility,’ will focus on how employers can ensure that local legislative and cultural issues are taken into account.It will also examine how organisations can make sure that communication is consistently appropriate for each location.Cross explained: “On a local basis employee reward requirements may be very different; you can’t always gauge these through a global solution.”He also emphasised that localised reward strategies can make reward more cost-effective than a globalised solution, particularly in light of varying time zones.During the session, Cross also plans to discuss why successful global reward strategies involve “identifying what the strategy means for the organisation globally and integrating the organisation’s values into it.” He will outline the importance of identifying: “what behaviours you want from your staff and how you can go about achieving those behaviours.”At Employee Benefits Live, Equinix’s Cross will speak alongside Dentsu Aegis Network’s head of reward, Richard Beeby.Employee Benefits Live 2015 will take place at Olympia National, London, on 21-22 September.View the full conference programme and register to attend.last_img read more

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Keeping People Interested in Facebook Groups is Extremely Tough

14 Sep 2019

first_imgAccording to a 2007 Pew Research study, 55 percent of U.S.teens have created a profile on an online social network and use it regularly. Ifyou want advice on how to start a successful social network, ask a kid! I found this great advice on the Young/Upstartblog advising how to start a social network that playsto our core competency as content publishers: Creating a Facebook group is theeasy part. Inviting people to join the group is not too difficult either (especiallyif there’s a really good cause behind it). Keeping people interested, however,is extremely tough. Key to keeping people? Content. Regular, relevantcontent that incite and maintain conversations.I was invited to join this Facebook group. It has a greatcause. To my disappointment, it was utterly devoid of content-no images, nodiscussion topics. Nothing.Needless to say, there really wasn’tanything for me to join. Tip: Add some good content that willspark off initial conversations (for the above group, a discussion thread thatasks people what are the key reasons they don’t have time to spend with theirfamilies), BEFORE you start inviting members. People like to see activity.While content on socialnetworks is typically user-generated, it takes original contentgenerated by the site sponsor to get things started. As contentpublishers, content is what we do. So, go ahead. Start a socialnetwork on your website with the full confidence that your place at thistable has been verified by a twentysomething blogger![EDITOR’S NOTE: Checkout FOLIO:’s new social network, MediaPRO!]last_img read more

first_imgAccording to a 2007 Pew Research study, 55 percent of U.S.teens have created a profile on an online social network and use it regularly. Ifyou want advice on how to start a successful social network, ask a kid! I found this great advice on the Young/Upstartblog advising how to start a social network that playsto our core competency as content publishers: Creating a Facebook group is theeasy part. Inviting people to join the group is not too difficult either (especiallyif there’s a really good cause behind it). Keeping people interested, however,is extremely tough. Key to keeping people? Content. Regular, relevantcontent that incite and maintain conversations.I was invited to join this Facebook group. It has a greatcause. To my disappointment, it was utterly devoid of content-no images, nodiscussion topics. Nothing.Needless to say, there really wasn’tanything for me to join. Tip: Add some good content that willspark off initial conversations (for the above group, a discussion thread thatasks people what are the key reasons they don’t have time to spend with theirfamilies), BEFORE you start inviting members. People like to see activity.While content on socialnetworks is typically user-generated, it takes original contentgenerated by the site sponsor to get things started. As contentpublishers, content is what we do. So, go ahead. Start a socialnetwork on your website with the full confidence that your place at thistable has been verified by a twentysomething blogger![EDITOR’S NOTE: Checkout FOLIO:’s new social network, MediaPRO!]last_img read more

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CES 2019 The best headphones of the show

10 Sep 2019

first_imgDavid Carnoy/CNET CES 2019 hosts quite a few new headphones. From the cheap to the expensive. From over-the-ear headphones to in-the-ear earbuds, those things that go in your ear and allow you to listen to other things are well represented. CES Products TVs at CES 1:41 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Tags CES 2019 27 Photos Some of the standouts include the $120 (roughly converting to £95, AU$170), the $400 (roughly £310, AU$555) Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANCs and the $300 (roughly £235, AU$415) Jabra Elite 85H. Take a look at the gallery above to get an idea of what’s coming.  See also Headphones CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Comment Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage 1 Best new headphones of CES 2019last_img read more

first_imgDavid Carnoy/CNET CES 2019 hosts quite a few new headphones. From the cheap to the expensive. From over-the-ear headphones to in-the-ear earbuds, those things that go in your ear and allow you to listen to other things are well represented. CES Products TVs at CES 1:41 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Tags CES 2019 27 Photos Some of the standouts include the $120 (roughly converting to £95, AU$170), the $400 (roughly £310, AU$555) Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANCs and the $300 (roughly £235, AU$415) Jabra Elite 85H. Take a look at the gallery above to get an idea of what’s coming.  See also Headphones CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Comment Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage 1 Best new headphones of CES 2019last_img read more

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Politician Lokesh Chahar believes in working for the betterment of the society

05 Sep 2019

first_imgLokesh Chahar is a well-known politician and social activist He is a firm believer that it is incumbent on the country’s youth to disrupt the status quo. He believes that whatever route once chooses to work, the end goal must always be the betterment of the society.Lokesh played a key role in 2014 during PM Narendra Modi’s election campaign. He successfully organised an army of over 10,000 volunteers in Jodhpur as part of Mission 272+ campaign, organised tens of bike rallies across the state, and supervised the work of Mission 272+ volunteers in Jodhpur, Bikaner and Rajsamand.He was part of a select club of 40 volunteers – across the country during the campaign. They were invited to meet Mr. Modi at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, on January 9, 2014. In the final stages of the campaign, he personally went to Varanasi – the constituency chosen by Mr. Modi – and contributed to the Campaign Management Support Team of CAG in Before working for the BJP campaign, Lokesh had participated in the ‘Sadbhavna mission’. It was organised by PM Narendra ModiLokesh Chahar is appreciated for his phenomenal work and contribution in the world of Indian politics. For the infectious enthusiasm and ingenuous ideas deployed by him during the Lok Sabha election campaign, he has been felicitated several times. In 2015, PM Narendra Modi himself acknowledged his remarkable contribution at the 7 RCR in July 2015, wherein the Prime Minister himself acknowledged his immense contribution.Lokesh also work for the betterment of the society through his NGO called Aarambh Youth Foundation which started in 2015. It gave the youngsters an effective platform to exhibit their skills and accomplishments. He also has the distinction of being the youngest ever member of Art of Living’s District Development Committee (DDC).IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

first_imgLokesh Chahar is a well-known politician and social activist He is a firm believer that it is incumbent on the country’s youth to disrupt the status quo. He believes that whatever route once chooses to work, the end goal must always be the betterment of the society.Lokesh played a key role in 2014 during PM Narendra Modi’s election campaign. He successfully organised an army of over 10,000 volunteers in Jodhpur as part of Mission 272+ campaign, organised tens of bike rallies across the state, and supervised the work of Mission 272+ volunteers in Jodhpur, Bikaner and Rajsamand.He was part of a select club of 40 volunteers – across the country during the campaign. They were invited to meet Mr. Modi at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, on January 9, 2014. In the final stages of the campaign, he personally went to Varanasi – the constituency chosen by Mr. Modi – and contributed to the Campaign Management Support Team of CAG in Before working for the BJP campaign, Lokesh had participated in the ‘Sadbhavna mission’. It was organised by PM Narendra ModiLokesh Chahar is appreciated for his phenomenal work and contribution in the world of Indian politics. For the infectious enthusiasm and ingenuous ideas deployed by him during the Lok Sabha election campaign, he has been felicitated several times. In 2015, PM Narendra Modi himself acknowledged his remarkable contribution at the 7 RCR in July 2015, wherein the Prime Minister himself acknowledged his immense contribution.Lokesh also work for the betterment of the society through his NGO called Aarambh Youth Foundation which started in 2015. It gave the youngsters an effective platform to exhibit their skills and accomplishments. He also has the distinction of being the youngest ever member of Art of Living’s District Development Committee (DDC).IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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Bring Your Toys for Tots on Your Commute

01 Sep 2019

first_imgJoin the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, MDTA staff and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in the national Toys for Tots campaign at the Baltimore Harbor crossings. Since 1990, MDTA employees have collected more than 138,000 toys from customers of the toll facilities and the Port of Baltimore. From Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. daily, employees will collect new, unwrapped toys at the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels (I-895, I-95) and the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) and also at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301), the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge(US 301), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40), the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 and the Dundalk Marine Terminal.Toys collected at the Baltimore-area facilities will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves base in northeast Baltimore for distribution.For more information on the MDTA’s collection efforts, visit mdta.maryland.govlast_img read more

first_imgJoin the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, MDTA staff and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in the national Toys for Tots campaign at the Baltimore Harbor crossings. Since 1990, MDTA employees have collected more than 138,000 toys from customers of the toll facilities and the Port of Baltimore. From Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. daily, employees will collect new, unwrapped toys at the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels (I-895, I-95) and the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) and also at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301), the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge(US 301), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40), the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 and the Dundalk Marine Terminal.Toys collected at the Baltimore-area facilities will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves base in northeast Baltimore for distribution.For more information on the MDTA’s collection efforts, visit mdta.maryland.govlast_img read more

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Researchers report celltocell movement of mitochondria through a graft junction of two

31 Aug 2019

first_imgMitochondria. Credit: Wikipedia commons Human beings have been grafting plants for centuries, cutting a branch from one plant and pressing it against an exposed part of another has resulted in fruit trees that bear more than one type of fruit, for example. But, what has not been clear is what else happens during grafting—to the human eye it appears a grafted branch produces the type of fruit it originally would have, but not much else. But genetic research over the past decade has shown that chloroplasts can be exchanged between cells on either side of a graft, and in some cases an entire cell nucleus can be exchanged as well. In this new effort, the researchers have found that cells can exchange mitochondria also which means that plants mix their DNA together when grafting takes place.To find out more about what happens during grafting the researchers grafted one species of tobacco plant onto another, one of which had a mutation that prevented male flowers from growing in a normal way. Next, they sliced off pieces of the plant from the side of the graft that had come from a male sterile plant and planted it resulting in new plants growing individually from the ground. As those plants grew, the researchers found that some of them developed normal male flowers, which showed that mitochondrial transfer had occurred between the two species. When the team looked at the mitochondrial genomes of the plants, they found recombination of the two and were also able to identify the gene that was likely responsible for the male sterility.This new evidence blurs the line between genetically modified plants, or crops that come about due to man-made processes and those that occur naturally, because natural grafting sometimes occurs when two plants grow close to one another. Those who insist that GMOs are harmless will now have another argument to back them up because it now appears that plants have been swapping DNA naturally all along. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Rutgers University has found an example via experimentation, of cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria through a graft junction of two tobacco species. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their experiments with grafting tobacco plants and what they learned about cells swapping mitochondria during the aftermath. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Can trees really change sex? Citation: Researchers report cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria through a graft junction of two plant species (2016, March 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-cell-to-cell-movement-mitochondria-graft-junction.htmlcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2016 Phys.org More information: Csanad Gurdon et al. Cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria in plants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1518644113AbstractWe report cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria through a graft junction. Mitochondrial movement was discovered in an experiment designed to select for chloroplast transfer from Nicotiana sylvestris into Nicotiana tabacum cells. The alloplasmic N. tabacum line we used carries Nicotiana undulata cytoplasmic genomes, and its flowers are male sterile due to the foreign mitochondrial genome. Thus, rare mitochondrial DNA transfer from N. sylvestris to N. tabacum could be recognized by restoration of fertile flower anatomy. Analyses of the mitochondrial genomes revealed extensive recombination, tentatively linking male sterility to orf293, a mitochondrial gene causing homeotic conversion of anthers into petals. Demonstrating cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria reconstructs the evolutionary process of horizontal mitochondrial DNA transfer and enables modification of the mitochondrial genome by DNA transmitted from a sexually incompatible species. Conversion of anthers into petals is a visual marker that can be useful for mitochondrial transformation. Explore furtherlast_img read more

first_imgMitochondria. Credit: Wikipedia commons Human beings have been grafting plants for centuries, cutting a branch from one plant and pressing it against an exposed part of another has resulted in fruit trees that bear more than one type of fruit, for example. But, what has not been clear is what else happens during grafting—to the human eye it appears a grafted branch produces the type of fruit it originally would have, but not much else. But genetic research over the past decade has shown that chloroplasts can be exchanged between cells on either side of a graft, and in some cases an entire cell nucleus can be exchanged as well. In this new effort, the researchers have found that cells can exchange mitochondria also which means that plants mix their DNA together when grafting takes place.To find out more about what happens during grafting the researchers grafted one species of tobacco plant onto another, one of which had a mutation that prevented male flowers from growing in a normal way. Next, they sliced off pieces of the plant from the side of the graft that had come from a male sterile plant and planted it resulting in new plants growing individually from the ground. As those plants grew, the researchers found that some of them developed normal male flowers, which showed that mitochondrial transfer had occurred between the two species. When the team looked at the mitochondrial genomes of the plants, they found recombination of the two and were also able to identify the gene that was likely responsible for the male sterility.This new evidence blurs the line between genetically modified plants, or crops that come about due to man-made processes and those that occur naturally, because natural grafting sometimes occurs when two plants grow close to one another. Those who insist that GMOs are harmless will now have another argument to back them up because it now appears that plants have been swapping DNA naturally all along. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Rutgers University has found an example via experimentation, of cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria through a graft junction of two tobacco species. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their experiments with grafting tobacco plants and what they learned about cells swapping mitochondria during the aftermath. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Can trees really change sex? Citation: Researchers report cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria through a graft junction of two plant species (2016, March 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-cell-to-cell-movement-mitochondria-graft-junction.htmlcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2016 Phys.org More information: Csanad Gurdon et al. Cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria in plants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1518644113AbstractWe report cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria through a graft junction. Mitochondrial movement was discovered in an experiment designed to select for chloroplast transfer from Nicotiana sylvestris into Nicotiana tabacum cells. The alloplasmic N. tabacum line we used carries Nicotiana undulata cytoplasmic genomes, and its flowers are male sterile due to the foreign mitochondrial genome. Thus, rare mitochondrial DNA transfer from N. sylvestris to N. tabacum could be recognized by restoration of fertile flower anatomy. Analyses of the mitochondrial genomes revealed extensive recombination, tentatively linking male sterility to orf293, a mitochondrial gene causing homeotic conversion of anthers into petals. Demonstrating cell-to-cell movement of mitochondria reconstructs the evolutionary process of horizontal mitochondrial DNA transfer and enables modification of the mitochondrial genome by DNA transmitted from a sexually incompatible species. Conversion of anthers into petals is a visual marker that can be useful for mitochondrial transformation. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Elections simplified

31 Aug 2019

first_imgThe former Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi recently launched his book An Undocumented Wonder: The making of the Great Indian Election, at the Capital’s India International Centre. As a stellar panel comprising the likes of journalist and documentary filmmaker Paranjoy Guhathakurta,  noted academic Pushpesh Pant and Seema Chishti, another journalist engaged in an enlightening discussion, the general elections of India started making some sense to us!    Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The panelists said an election in our country is a challenge known and understood only by the babus (bureaucrats) or the Election Commission.  Intriguingly, ours is a country that encompasses the voter population of more than all the 54 countries of Africa in addition to the countries of America. Uttar Pradesh alone has enough population to form a middle-order European nation by itself! We are all aware of the vastness of our landmass, the myriad language and the religious practices. India has the lengthiest constitution and it also is, proudly, the largest democracy.     Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe great Indian election has generated global interest and wonder, mainly on account of its uninterrupted success in the face of obvious challenges of demography, geography and mind boggling diversities. How are these elections conducted? What were the challenges faced by the Election Commission of India? How did it overcome these challenges? What are the ideals and principles that drive the people involved in completing this mammoth task? What are we doing about the involvement of newer technology, like Internet and biometric machines?    An Undocumented Wonder: The making of the Great Indian Election answers these and many more questions about what has been termed as the ‘great dance of democracy’. The book attempts to serve and satisfy the reader’s genuine curiosity through a first-person account of recent electoral history and the challenges encountered. Along with highly informative and exciting inside stories of Indian elections, the author shares his experiences and knowledge from the time when he served as the CEC of India. Quraishi has been one of the most sought after experts on what it takes for a democracy the size of India to hold free and fair elections of such unparalleled scale. Let’s say he has tried to answer all the varied questions put forward to him in various interviews and discussions! If only this well-written book had been released before the 2014 elections instead of making its appearance at the end of the polls in May 2014, it would have made a world of difference, more particularly to the lakhs of people who were reportedly unable to vote in Pune, Nagpur and Mumbai.Book: An Undocumented Wonder: The Making of the Great Indian Election Author: SY QuraishiPublisher: Rainlight Rupa Price: Rs 795last_img read more

first_imgThe former Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi recently launched his book An Undocumented Wonder: The making of the Great Indian Election, at the Capital’s India International Centre. As a stellar panel comprising the likes of journalist and documentary filmmaker Paranjoy Guhathakurta,  noted academic Pushpesh Pant and Seema Chishti, another journalist engaged in an enlightening discussion, the general elections of India started making some sense to us!    Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The panelists said an election in our country is a challenge known and understood only by the babus (bureaucrats) or the Election Commission.  Intriguingly, ours is a country that encompasses the voter population of more than all the 54 countries of Africa in addition to the countries of America. Uttar Pradesh alone has enough population to form a middle-order European nation by itself! We are all aware of the vastness of our landmass, the myriad language and the religious practices. India has the lengthiest constitution and it also is, proudly, the largest democracy.     Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe great Indian election has generated global interest and wonder, mainly on account of its uninterrupted success in the face of obvious challenges of demography, geography and mind boggling diversities. How are these elections conducted? What were the challenges faced by the Election Commission of India? How did it overcome these challenges? What are the ideals and principles that drive the people involved in completing this mammoth task? What are we doing about the involvement of newer technology, like Internet and biometric machines?    An Undocumented Wonder: The making of the Great Indian Election answers these and many more questions about what has been termed as the ‘great dance of democracy’. The book attempts to serve and satisfy the reader’s genuine curiosity through a first-person account of recent electoral history and the challenges encountered. Along with highly informative and exciting inside stories of Indian elections, the author shares his experiences and knowledge from the time when he served as the CEC of India. Quraishi has been one of the most sought after experts on what it takes for a democracy the size of India to hold free and fair elections of such unparalleled scale. Let’s say he has tried to answer all the varied questions put forward to him in various interviews and discussions! If only this well-written book had been released before the 2014 elections instead of making its appearance at the end of the polls in May 2014, it would have made a world of difference, more particularly to the lakhs of people who were reportedly unable to vote in Pune, Nagpur and Mumbai.Book: An Undocumented Wonder: The Making of the Great Indian Election Author: SY QuraishiPublisher: Rainlight Rupa Price: Rs 795last_img read more

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Go organic to beat dandruff

31 Aug 2019

first_imgUsing an essential oil as a part of your daily routine will not only treat dandruff, but will also give you healthy hair. Lemon oil, basil oil and tea tree oil are some of the oils that you can add to bid adieu to scalp issues, says an expert.* Lemon oil: Enriched with the goodness of lemon and due to its clarifying properties, this oil is a wonder tonic for people with oily scalps. Besides being an antiseptic and anti-microbial, which helps fight dandruff and other secondary infections, lemon oil also renders a pleasant and long-lasting healthy fragrance to the hair.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe only factor to keep in mind is that after having used this oil, one must thoroughly rinse it off before stepping into direct sunlight, since citrus is known to react to sunlight.* Tea tree oil: Another truly remarkable essential oil is the tea tree oil. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature, enabling it to exterminate bacterial and yeast formation on the infection prone scalps. Tea tree oil is absorbed well by the scalp and can hence be left overnight to fight dandruff. It is very light on the scalp unlike other oils. However, it is advisable to apply the oil in combination with other oils like jojoba or olive oil in order to reduce its concentration, to avoid itching and irritation on sensitive scalps.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Basil oil: This is the best remedy to fight those white flakes. Besides being a dandruff remedy, it also conditions your hair and improves blood circulation promoting healthy hair growth. Apply it preferably for an hour or so by mixing it with other oils such as lavender and rosemary, and see it work its magic towards attaining both, a clear scalp and glossy hair texture.* Clary sage oil: Clary sage oil is well suited for all hair types. Extremely effective on oily, dry and frizzy hair, it regulates the oil production and controls dandruff by limiting the sebum in the scalp. Known for its distinctive herbal aroma, it helps boost hair growth and reverses premature balding. It is advisable for children and pregnant women to consult a doctor before application of this oil. Concoct the most effective anti-dandruff solution, by mixing three tablespoons of clary sage oil with mandarin oil in equal measure and add five drops of lemon oil while blending.last_img read more

first_imgUsing an essential oil as a part of your daily routine will not only treat dandruff, but will also give you healthy hair. Lemon oil, basil oil and tea tree oil are some of the oils that you can add to bid adieu to scalp issues, says an expert.* Lemon oil: Enriched with the goodness of lemon and due to its clarifying properties, this oil is a wonder tonic for people with oily scalps. Besides being an antiseptic and anti-microbial, which helps fight dandruff and other secondary infections, lemon oil also renders a pleasant and long-lasting healthy fragrance to the hair.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe only factor to keep in mind is that after having used this oil, one must thoroughly rinse it off before stepping into direct sunlight, since citrus is known to react to sunlight.* Tea tree oil: Another truly remarkable essential oil is the tea tree oil. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature, enabling it to exterminate bacterial and yeast formation on the infection prone scalps. Tea tree oil is absorbed well by the scalp and can hence be left overnight to fight dandruff. It is very light on the scalp unlike other oils. However, it is advisable to apply the oil in combination with other oils like jojoba or olive oil in order to reduce its concentration, to avoid itching and irritation on sensitive scalps.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Basil oil: This is the best remedy to fight those white flakes. Besides being a dandruff remedy, it also conditions your hair and improves blood circulation promoting healthy hair growth. Apply it preferably for an hour or so by mixing it with other oils such as lavender and rosemary, and see it work its magic towards attaining both, a clear scalp and glossy hair texture.* Clary sage oil: Clary sage oil is well suited for all hair types. Extremely effective on oily, dry and frizzy hair, it regulates the oil production and controls dandruff by limiting the sebum in the scalp. Known for its distinctive herbal aroma, it helps boost hair growth and reverses premature balding. It is advisable for children and pregnant women to consult a doctor before application of this oil. Concoct the most effective anti-dandruff solution, by mixing three tablespoons of clary sage oil with mandarin oil in equal measure and add five drops of lemon oil while blending.last_img read more

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These HighTech Jeans Protect You From Wireless Identity Theft and Credit Card

30 Aug 2019

first_imgDecember 22, 2014 3 min read If you carry a wallet in your pants pocket, you’re easy pickings for high-tech swindlers, not just the old-fashioned kind.Today’s tech-savvy thieves can pickpocket you without ever actually picking your pocket. They don’t even have to steal your wallet. All they need is a few seconds, good aim and a cheap RFID reader and in seconds your identity is stolen and God knows how many fraudulent purchases made in your name are sure to follow. Pretty terrifying, right?Related: Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Crazy Tech Articles of 2014But not if you’re wearing a pair of READY Jeans Protected by Norton, or so its makers claim. San Francisco-based Betabrand’s new RFID-blocking denim doozies are designed to let you fend off nearby identity thieves — literally by the seat of your pants. And, yes, we mean that Norton, the Symantec cybersecurity company that sells anti-virus software.Check out the #Norton + @BetaBrand RFID blocking jeans @Gizmodo calls “unhackable trousers” http://t.co/bM0qhHuBeB— Norton (@NortonOnline) December 19, 2014Before we dive into how the pants protect you (don’t worry, it’s not rocket science), let’s clear up what RFID is. It stands for radio-frequency identification. Credit and debit cards, biometric passports, toll road transponders, door-opening workplace ID cards and hotel room key cards are just a few of the things RFID microchips are embedded in. People also use RFID tags to locate lost luggage and smartphones. You probably have a bunch of RFID-tagged items in your wallet right now. Basically, they’re everywhere.Related: This Simple Bracelet Can Turn Your Arm Into an Interactive Smartphone DisplayHere’s why you should care: To snatch your sensitive data, stealthy cybercriminals need only to point a wireless RFID scanner (purchased on Amazon for as little as $15) at your wallet. The scanner then gathers pertinent information from your credit card (numbers, expiration date and CVV code) and transmits it back to the thief wirelessly. The crime is called RFID-skimming.That’s where Betabrand’s READY jeans come to your defense. The stretchy, slim fit pants (currently only available for men) feature pockets lined with RFID-blocking fabric: one in the front and one in the back. Slip your wallet into one of these decked out pockets, and it should be safe. At least that’s the big, simple idea.  Related: The Future Is Here: Double Amputee Is Outfitted With Mind-Controlled Prosthetic ArmsUnfortunately the price is pretty big, too. A pair, partially lined with a bright yellow material that reads “GO BOLDLY, NOT BLINDLY,” will put you back $168 and won’t ship until February. Also, they’re not a foolproof solution. Betabrand admits READY jeans — part of an ongoing and already successful crowdfunding campaign — can’t “block all frequencies with 100% certainty, and even the most effective RFID-blocking materials can fail because of wear and tear and/or user error.”If jeans aren’t your speed, check out Betabrand’s RFID-blocking Work-It hooded blazer ($148). To see both the jeans and the blazer in action, have a look at the promo video below:Related: The ‘Paper’ Airplane to Rule Them All Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgDecember 22, 2014 3 min read If you carry a wallet in your pants pocket, you’re easy pickings for high-tech swindlers, not just the old-fashioned kind.Today’s tech-savvy thieves can pickpocket you without ever actually picking your pocket. They don’t even have to steal your wallet. All they need is a few seconds, good aim and a cheap RFID reader and in seconds your identity is stolen and God knows how many fraudulent purchases made in your name are sure to follow. Pretty terrifying, right?Related: Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Crazy Tech Articles of 2014But not if you’re wearing a pair of READY Jeans Protected by Norton, or so its makers claim. San Francisco-based Betabrand’s new RFID-blocking denim doozies are designed to let you fend off nearby identity thieves — literally by the seat of your pants. And, yes, we mean that Norton, the Symantec cybersecurity company that sells anti-virus software.Check out the #Norton + @BetaBrand RFID blocking jeans @Gizmodo calls “unhackable trousers” http://t.co/bM0qhHuBeB— Norton (@NortonOnline) December 19, 2014Before we dive into how the pants protect you (don’t worry, it’s not rocket science), let’s clear up what RFID is. It stands for radio-frequency identification. Credit and debit cards, biometric passports, toll road transponders, door-opening workplace ID cards and hotel room key cards are just a few of the things RFID microchips are embedded in. People also use RFID tags to locate lost luggage and smartphones. You probably have a bunch of RFID-tagged items in your wallet right now. Basically, they’re everywhere.Related: This Simple Bracelet Can Turn Your Arm Into an Interactive Smartphone DisplayHere’s why you should care: To snatch your sensitive data, stealthy cybercriminals need only to point a wireless RFID scanner (purchased on Amazon for as little as $15) at your wallet. The scanner then gathers pertinent information from your credit card (numbers, expiration date and CVV code) and transmits it back to the thief wirelessly. The crime is called RFID-skimming.That’s where Betabrand’s READY jeans come to your defense. The stretchy, slim fit pants (currently only available for men) feature pockets lined with RFID-blocking fabric: one in the front and one in the back. Slip your wallet into one of these decked out pockets, and it should be safe. At least that’s the big, simple idea.  Related: The Future Is Here: Double Amputee Is Outfitted With Mind-Controlled Prosthetic ArmsUnfortunately the price is pretty big, too. A pair, partially lined with a bright yellow material that reads “GO BOLDLY, NOT BLINDLY,” will put you back $168 and won’t ship until February. Also, they’re not a foolproof solution. Betabrand admits READY jeans — part of an ongoing and already successful crowdfunding campaign — can’t “block all frequencies with 100% certainty, and even the most effective RFID-blocking materials can fail because of wear and tear and/or user error.”If jeans aren’t your speed, check out Betabrand’s RFID-blocking Work-It hooded blazer ($148). To see both the jeans and the blazer in action, have a look at the promo video below:Related: The ‘Paper’ Airplane to Rule Them All Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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RuPauls Drag Race leaker sued for over 300000 by producers

29 Aug 2019

first_imgRuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars producers sued an anonymous leaker on Thursday (15 February). GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The damages the producers are seeking are $150,000 per infringed episode and $25,000 per violation or the ‘actual damages and Defendants’ profits’.When asked about the spoilers by another user, RealityTVLeaks answered: ‘I’ll be here every Thursday with bomb leaks to keep ya quenched until the episode lol.’Drag Race Season 10 recently revealed its premiere date and first teaser.Read the lawsuitRu Paul Copyright by gmaddaus on ScribdGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Primarily on Reddit, Instagram, and Twitter, the person posted clips and images from unaired episodes on social media. The user operated under the name RealityTVLeaks.Per the lawsuit, the producers at World of Wonder Productions provided numerous examples of leaks. They include costume reveals, challenges, and even the names of future eliminated contestants.It’s not the first time World of Wonder sent notices to this user. However, after they made the Instagram account private, it made it harder to track the copyright infringements.Now they are suing to unmask the person behind RealityTVLeaks and also for damages.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Uh-oh… | Photo: IMDB/VH1 Meet the cute actor playing RuPaul’s boyf in new Netflix comedyAre you ready to gag on your first look at season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race?We are shook at this RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 conspiracy theoryRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rupaul-drag-race-leaker-sued/last_img read more

first_imgRuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars producers sued an anonymous leaker on Thursday (15 February). GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The damages the producers are seeking are $150,000 per infringed episode and $25,000 per violation or the ‘actual damages and Defendants’ profits’.When asked about the spoilers by another user, RealityTVLeaks answered: ‘I’ll be here every Thursday with bomb leaks to keep ya quenched until the episode lol.’Drag Race Season 10 recently revealed its premiere date and first teaser.Read the lawsuitRu Paul Copyright by gmaddaus on ScribdGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Primarily on Reddit, Instagram, and Twitter, the person posted clips and images from unaired episodes on social media. The user operated under the name RealityTVLeaks.Per the lawsuit, the producers at World of Wonder Productions provided numerous examples of leaks. They include costume reveals, challenges, and even the names of future eliminated contestants.It’s not the first time World of Wonder sent notices to this user. However, after they made the Instagram account private, it made it harder to track the copyright infringements.Now they are suing to unmask the person behind RealityTVLeaks and also for damages.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Uh-oh… | Photo: IMDB/VH1 Meet the cute actor playing RuPaul’s boyf in new Netflix comedyAre you ready to gag on your first look at season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race?We are shook at this RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 conspiracy theoryRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rupaul-drag-race-leaker-sued/last_img read more

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18 photos from Costa Ricas big time city rodeo

19 Aug 2019

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first_img Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Related posts:PHOTOS: Bulls, beer and injuries at Costa Rica’s annual Zapote festival San José’s National Stadium will host Extreme American Rodeo despite complaints from animal rights activists VIDEO: Festivities wrap up in Zapote Bullfighter gored at Zapote festival remains in serious conditionlast_img read more

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