Jump N Funk With Rich Medina At Art After 5 At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art – Friday, September 28

first_imgRich Medina(M. Edlow for GPTMC) DJ Rich Medina is about to get the party started after hours this Friday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Art After 5. Rich Medina and the Marksmen are bringing a special Jump N Funk dance party inside the art museum, plus music by Phoenix (Cheryl Gittings) and spoken word by the Philly Youth Poetry Movement and Spoken Soul 215.  Join Pop Artist Perry Milou and add your own brushstrokes to 4×8 feet canvas of a night citycape skyline in the Museum’s West lobby.  And, check out Brandywine Workshop’s Full Spectrum exhibit while you’re there. If you’re not familiar with Brandywine Workshop, check out our With Art tour with Danny Simmons below. Event Details Jump N Funk With Rich Medina At Art After 5 Friday, September 28 5 p.m. Philadelphia Museum of Art 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Insider Tip: The Museum will stay open until midnight. Admission after 8:00 p.m. is $10last_img read more

There’s a fairer way to allot seats in the European Parliament, mathematicians say—but politicians don’t like it

first_imgBigger countries have more seats in the European Parliament than smaller ones, but the number isn’t directly proportional to population size. Dissatisfaction with the European Union is on the rise, as Sunday’s elections in Italy showed. Now, even some mathematicians are mad at Brussels. In a paper uploaded recently to the arXiv server, Friedrich Pukelsheim of the University of Augsburg in Germany and Geoffrey Grimmett of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom decry the European Parliament’s reallocation of seats from the departing United Kingdom to other EU member states.The duo complains that members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have ignored their own long-standing aim to assign seats using a clean, transparent formula, instead reverting to a more familiar approach: bargaining behind closed doors. That is bad news for European democracy, the mathematicians say, because it means that midsize countries are overrepresented in the Parliament. In their paper, they bemoan what they see as MEPs’ failure to explain how they converted population figures into seats. The Parliament, the pair writes, has missed an opportunity “to proceed from the dark ages to an era of enlightenment.”A formula “pleases us, the academics, because it is a systematic way of responding to inevitable population changes,” Pukelsheim tells Science. “But it is frowned upon by politicians.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Vincent Kressler/Reuters By Edwin CartlidgeMar. 8, 2018 , 2:50 PMcenter_img EU citizens can only vote for MEP candidates of their own country, but the number of national delegates isn’t directly proportional to population size; if it were, Germany would get 200 times as many seats as tiny Malta. So the Parliament has always used a compromise that gives large countries a bigger say without drowning out the small ones. The European Union’s constitutional Treaty of Lisbon, signed in 2007, stipulated a maximum and minimum number of seats for each member state—96 and six, respectively—and also imposed a ceiling on the total number, 751.But how to assign seats to individual countries within those limits is up to the Parliament itself. In 2007, MEPs proposed introducing an “undisputed mathematical formula” to implement the concept of “degressive proportionality,” stipulated in what was then the draft of the Lisbon Treaty. It meant that smaller member states can never have more seats than bigger ones, but do get more seats per million citizens.At a 2-day workshop in Cambridge in 2011, held at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), Grimmett, Pukelsheim, and other experts devised a formula to do just that. The Cambridge Compromise, as it became known, assigned each member state five seats regardless of its size, and then allocated the remainder in proportion to population, but rounded up so that every country has at least six seats.MEPs blithely ignored their advice in 2013, ahead of elections the following year, settling instead on a “pragmatic” division of seats that violated the principle of degression several times over; there were many examples of a bigger country having more MEPs per million citizens than the next biggest country or countries.Pukelsheim and Grimmett had another chance to push the Cambridge Compromise at a second AFCO-organized workshop, held in Brussels in January 2017, where the key issue was what to do with the 73 seats to be freed up after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in March 2019. (Three other mathematical formulae were discussed as well.) But the experts were ignored again. In January, AFCO decided to recycle 27 of the United Kingdom’s seats to create a new 705-seat assembly, but once more assigned the seats through negotiations.The biggest loser appears to be France, which would have gained an extra 12 seats over its 2014 allotment under the Cambridge Compromise (assuming the United Kingdom’s seats were simply removed from the Parliament), but which ended up with just five more. By contrast, Hungary and Sweden each ended up with four more seats than the formula would give them; another five countries get three more seats.In a report to the Parliament, the MEPs in charge the redistribution efforts, Danuta Maria Hübner from Poland and Pedro Silva Pereira from Portugal, said it will only be possible to agree on a formula when “the political context is ripe” for a discussion that also includes a review of the separate voting system in the European Council, which experts regard as slightly biased against citizens from midsize member states. In any case, they wrote, an agreement should wait until the United Kingdom has left the European Union.The new allocations were backed by fellow MEPs at a plenary session on 7 February, with 552 voting in favor and 109 against. They are likely to be approved by the European Council, which comprises the heads of government of the member states, in June.Pukelsheim is disappointed that MEPs have once more favored backroom dealing over mathematical rigor, arguing that the seats freed up by Brexit gave them the excuse to adopt a new system without unseating anyone. He is optimistic that they will settle on a formula for the next round of elections in 2024 but remains cautious. “The status quo is so enormously inert they essentially hate to touch it,” he says. There’s a fairer way to allot seats in the European Parliament, mathematicians say—but politicians don’t like itlast_img read more

Former Manchester United footballer Patrice Evra announces retirement

first_imgRome: Former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has called time on his playing career, according to the Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport. “My career as a player is officially over,” the 38-year-old told the paper. Evra made his name with Nice and Monaco before Alex Ferguson signed him for Manchester United in 2006. He would go on to make almost 300 appearances for the club, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions Leage. He moved to Juventus in 2014, winning two Serie A titles, before spells at Marseille and West Ham. He also played 81 times for France and captained them at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa which became famous for the French team strike at Knysna as they were eliminated in the group stages. Evra said that he was now turning his attention fully to coaching. “I started the course for the UEFA B licence as a coach in 2013,” he said. “Now, I want to finish that so that I can take the A licence. In other words, in a year and a half I will be qualified to manage a team.” Evra was quick to praise the influence of his former Manchester United boss. “He predicted that two of his players would become top level coaches: Ryan Giggs and Pat Evra,” he said naming himself in the third person. “I think of Sir Alex as a father. He accepted me just as I am, sometimes a leader, sometimes arrogant.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

David Warner made a mistake but he is not a bad guy: Kane Williamson

first_imgNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson said David Warner was not a bad person after the disgraced Australian star apologised for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.Williamson and Warner were teammates in Sunrisers Hyderabad and are known to be good friends. However, Warner, who was banned for one year by Cricket Australia, stepped down as SRH captain and was barred from IPL 2018 by BCCI.Williamson was in touch with Warner as the controversy played out in South Africa over the week and reckoned the emotions directed at Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft had gone to extreme lengths.”We’ve spent a bit of time together in the IPL, played against and with each other. I’ve sent a few texts, that’s about it,” Williamson said. “He’s not a bad person by any means.””Through what’s eventuated in recent times, there’s been a lot of emotion and energy pointed at certain players which has gone to extreme lengths. It will blow over in time, but its grown and grown and like I say he’s not a bad guy,” Williamson said.On Thursday, Warner issued a public apology for his role in the ball-tampering scandal and admitted his mistake had damaged cricket.Williamson hoped Warner would learn a lesson from the harsh punishment but felt it was a shame two world-class players like Warner and Smith were involved in an act of cheating.”He’s made a mistake and certainly admitted that and they are disappointed with that action. They will have to take the strong punishment and move on. You always learn from tough lessons and I’m sure they’ll do that. But it is a shame that two fantastic, world-class players have made a mistake.”advertisementDAVID WARNER’S APOLOGY: “To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world: I am currently on my way back to Sydney. Mistakes have been made which has damaged cricket. I apologise on my part and take responsibility for it.”I understand the distress this has caused the sport and its fans. It’s a stain on the game we all love and I have loved since I was a boy. I need to take deep breath and spend time with my family, friends and trusted advisers. You will hear from me in a few days.”GANGULY, WARNE FEEL 1-YEAR BANS TOO HARSHFormer India skipper Sourav Ganguly said Cricket Australia’s punishment meted out to Smith and Warner was more on perception than anything else.”I feel it is too harsh. It has been a reaction based more on perception. Smith’s book was kept in the crime shelf of a bookstore,” Ganguly told India Today. “The situation had gone out of hand and James Sutherland (Cricket Australia’s CEO) had to do something to calm everybody down. For the sponsors of Australian cricket, they had to take this drastic step.”Australian leg-spin legend Shane Warne was also of the view that the punishment handed out to Smith and Warner did not fit the crime.Their actions were indefendable, and they need to be severely punished. But I don’t think a one year ban is the answer.”My punishment would have been to miss the fourth Tests match, a huge fine, and be sacked as captain and vice-captain.”But they should still be allowed to play after that.”ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

Kaala cocktail hits Chennai ahead of Rajinikanth film release

first_imgWith just 48 hours to the release of Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala, Rajini mania has truly gripped Chennai. From T-shirts, coffee mugs, to cakes and posters, the Kaala craze is for all to see.Joining the bandwagon is a unique drink for superstar fans. Wire Room, a newly-launched lounge bar in Chennai, had just the perfect timing with the release of Kaala.A cocktail paying a tribute to Thalaivar is the latest addition to the menu. An image of the superstar is created on the frothy drink, which comes in virgin and alcoholic versions.The drink is aptly titled ‘Magizchi’, taking its cue from the famous dialogue in the movie Kabali. Rajinikanth fans sporting Kaala T-shirtsTalking about how the team zeroed in on the drink, Karthik Palaniappan, head of business and operations at the Wire Room said, “When we curated a cocktail list for Wire Room, we came up with things that are related to Madras. So we have a drink named Marina [after the popular beach in Chennai]. So when we talk about Madras, we cannot leave out Rajnikanth. That’s how we came up with this idea.” Fans of Rajnikanth are excited about Kaala’s release.The cocktail is a concoction made with forgotten ingredients of Madras that include ginger, karupatti (palm jaggery) syrup, egg whites, with a dash of lime. The image of Thalaivar is then created on the drink with help of a stencil by dusting cinnamon powder.The group chose over 250 images of the actor before zeroing on the iconic image from super hit movie Baasha with his trademark sunglasses.advertisementHowever, the challenge for the team was to find a person who could do the stencil and bring to life their vision. Karthik also added that they scouted for over 50 artists in the city before they chose the final one. The cocktail featuring Rajnikanth.Priced at Rs 600 for the alcoholic version and Rs 250 for the mocktail, the drink has already become a rage among the customers. The name of the drink caught the attention of Lakshmi Priya, a customer, while glancing at the menu and she immediately ordered one for herself.She said, “Anyone who loves Rajnikanth is going to love it. It has a touch of Madras. It’s good. Always good to have a drink that pleases your mind and it has Rajnikanth, so it’s awesome”.Kaala hits the screens on June 7 and Tamil Nadu is not leaving any stone unturned in welcoming their beloved Thalaivar on the big screen.ALSO READ I Rajinikanth fans in Chennai kickstart Kaala celebrations with special cakeALSO WATCH I All you need to know about Rajinikanth’s Kaala Karikaalanlast_img read more

Sellin and Spoljaric stays in Berlin

Denis SpoljaricJohannes Sellin ← Previous Story Svetislav Verkic to Tatran Next Story → SEHA League (Round 5): First defeat for Nexe – Vardar wins in Belgrade Member of German U 21 squad, World Champion from Greece, right wing, Johannes Sellin (20) will stay in Fuchse Berlin until 2014. This is the result of negotation between Fuchse’s Management and German talented player for the future.Some days ago, team from Berlin prolonged contract with “defensive captain”, Denis Spoljaric, also until 2014.– We don’t want to change six players every summer – said Bob Hanning, Manager of the team, satisfied with the performances of experienced Croatian back.

Joachim Boldsen leaving AG

AG CopenhagenJoachim Boldsen If something not change in the near future, one of the best Danish player, Joachim Boldsen (34) will be forced to find a new team. After fantastic season in the EHF CL, where Danish champion won the third place at the VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne, main sponsor, Jesper Nielsen decided to leave the team due “critics” on his work. Future of the project is uncertain and the players are unsecure. Team’s manager, Soren Colding said to the Danish PRESS that management looking for a new sponsors, who will solve the situation. ← Previous Story Herdeiro Lucau joins IFK Kristianstad Next Story → Handball-Planet presents Men’s TOP 10 Handball Stars at the Olympic Games!

Injured Irish jockey JT McNamara remains in serious condition after Cheltenham fall

first_imgTHE IRISH JOCKEY who was badly injured during last week’s Cheltenham Festival remains in a stable condition.JT McNamara suffered a neck injury — which remains serious — but he did not suffer damage to his brain, it’s been revealed.The 37-year-old amateur was injured in a fall from Galaxy Rock in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup. He was airlifted to hospital and put in an induced coma in a Bristol hospital.“JT McNamara remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Frenchay Hospital,” a statement issued jointly by Irish Turf Club senior medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick, and Lisa Hancock, chief executive of the Injured Jockeys Fund on behalf of the McNamara family reads.“He is in a stable condition and his level of sedation is being reduced. Whilst his vertebral damage remains serious, he has not suffered a brain injury. His wife Caroline and family very much appreciate all the messages, cards and letters that have been received.“There will be no further update this week.”Former NFL cheerleader accused of asking a 12-year-old boy for sexDan Martin breaks away to win in Catalonia, takes general classificiation leadlast_img read more

Row in behind homelessness action plan urges Simon Community

first_imgThe homelessness agency said there are over 5000 people and families currently homeless or at risk of homelessness.They are also asking for the Social Housing strategy to be fast tracked in light of the current high numbers of people in housing crisis.“It is also essential that there are resources attached to this plan to ensure that it can deliver the much needed units urgently. Ring fencing of a portion of all social housing units for people moving out of homelessness is a must,” said Randell.Read: Housing shortage could see “tsunami of homeless” in Ireland>Read;  “End rent allowance discrimination”: Families to protest over homelessness in Dublin> HOUSING MINISTER JAN O’Sullivan will brief ministers today on her proposals to tackle homelessness.The Implementation Plan on the State’s Response to Homelessness is set to start using vacant state property such as former Garda stations to house homeless families.The Simon Community has urged for full Cabinet support when it is discussed later, stating that homelessness, especially in Dublin, is at crisis levels.National Spokesperson for the Simon Communities, Niamh Randall said that more and more people are turning to the Simon Communities across the country for support.Currently, there are 90,000 people on the social housing waiting lists, she said, saying that the rapid increase in rents around the country as well as the decreasing numbers of properties available to rent is putting the housing situation into freefall.“People on low incomes are effectively being priced out of the market. It is the responsibility of the Government to ensure people in need have access to housing so they do not become homeless in the first place and so they can move out of homelessness, when it does happen, as quickly as possible,” said Randell.The Simon Community said that they have worked closely with Minister O’Sullivan on the issue, stating:There is no doubting her commitment to this issue but this is something that needs the support of all of the Cabinet.The crucial next step is for the whole of Government to back the minister’s work and ensure her department has the essential resources to carry out this plan.The critical Government Departments are the Departments of the Environment; of Social Protection and of Health (HSE) but the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform must also row in behind this plan if it is to be a success.last_img read more

From 10am in the doctors surgery to noon in the hospital my

first_img Lola Jane Share3753 Tweet Email3 12 Comments Mar 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 43,896 Views By Órla Ryan Short URL ‘From 10am in the doctor’s surgery to noon in the hospital, my baby was gone’ Lola Jane Nagle was just 17 months old when she died from meningitis in 2015. center_img THERE ARE ABOUT 200 cases of meningitis in Ireland each year.Meningitis is the swelling of the lining around the brain and spinal cord, while septicaemia is blood poisoning caused by the same germs. They can occur together or separately.The Meningitis Research Foundation notes that about one in 10 people who contract these conditions die as a result.One in 10 survivors will end up with a disability such as brain damage or hearing loss or need an amputation, while three in 10 survivors will have side effects such as psychological disorders and a reduced IQ.One family who lost a child through meningitis is sharing their story through ACT for Meningitis, a non-profit organisation based in Galway, in a bid to raise awareness.Lola Jane Nagle was just 17 months old when she died almost two years ago.Her mother Ruth says her daughter was “a very happy, healthy little girl”.“On the night of 14 of April 2015, Lola woke with a temperature. I brought her into bed with me as she was incredibly restless. She wasn’t crying, just wide awake staring at me and breathing funny. I couldn’t seem to get her temperature down. She was just lying there.“The next morning, after no sleep, I knew she needed to go to the doctor. It was a crazy time at work for me as my boss was away so I had to get in and open up for everyone. So I left Lola with my husband and went out to work, opened up, rang the doctor and headed straight back home for Lola.”When Ruth got home she noticed that Lola’s breathing has worsened and she had a few purple marks on her neck.“I immediately thought it was chicken pox, how wrong I was.“I put Lola into the car and headed for the doctors, it’s a drive I will never forget. I still see the way she was looking at me in the mirror sometimes when I close my eyes. I will never be able to describe it but I knew there was something seriously wrong with my little girl.As her breathing became worse, I began to panic. I rushed into the doctors with her and I was shaking. Once I sat in the waiting room, I watched these purple spots take over her body and then her lips went blue.Ruth recalls being rushed into another room, where two doctors appeared and put an oxygen mask on Lola. Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 6:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Lola Jane and RuthAt this stage, Ruth says the doctors mentioned meningitis but she didn’t think it was possible as Lola had received all her vaccinations.The ambulance arrived at the surgery and I took my little girl into my arms while they tried to control her breathing. This was the last time I held my baby alive.‘It’s a blur, I was numb’ Ruth continues: “We got to the hospital where a team of doctors were waiting, she was whipped out of my arms … A lot of what happened after this is a blur.“A few doctors tried to speak to me to tell me how serious it was but I heard nothing, I was just numb. I remember my husband arriving and trying to talk to me to tell me to say goodbye to our little girl. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t get off the chair, and then she was gone.From 10am in the doctor’s surgery to 12pm in the hospital, my baby was gone. How? Why? I don’t think I will ever understand it, she was perfect only the day before – so happy and full of life, my angel Lola Jane.Ruth recalls how Lola was born six weeks premature and “fought hard to stay with us”.“I adored her. She was with me every minute, my special girl. We had a very special bond and I miss her terribly.”Lola’s BallOn 22 April, a week after the second anniversary of Lola’s death, her family and friends will host the second annual Lola’s Ball in Limerick to raise awareness about meningitis and funds for ACT for Meningitis.‘A Gift from Lola’, a campaign to support the charity in Lola’s memory, was set up by her family in an effort to help the organisation. It has raised over €35,000 to date.ACT for Meningitis CEO Siobhan Carroll said: “One life lost to meningitis is just one too many, I urge people to make themselves aware of the signs and symptoms of this disease … If you suspect meningitis seek medical help immediately.”Symptoms of meningitis can include fever, vomiting, headache, limb pain, neck stiffness, sensitivity to bright lights, confusion and, in some cases, a rash may appear.For more information on meningitis, visit ACT for Meningitis’ website or download their app on Android or iOS.To buy a ticket to Lola’s Ball or make a donation, click here. Read: ‘Nobody knows what it is’: The rare genetic condition that means people must avoid proteinRead: Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication Lola Jane http://jrnl.ie/3266055 last_img read more

More fight for the Bight coming

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 21, 2016 – The dust may not be settled yet for the Bight constituency; the PNP secured the seat after a tie where lots were cast and Porsha Smith, the incumbent for the PNP was the name pulled from the bag.   There were a range of thoughts on how the seat in The Bight was ultimately won and comments flooding social media leaned to this being a ridiculous and archaic conclusion to such an important process.Once people learned that it went from being the popular vote that decided the winner, to a game of chance saying who would represent the 814 voters of ED#6 for the next four years, there was criticism of the law and the method of resolve in the case of a tie.Stubbs-Smith got 285 votes to win; George Pratt with 284  and PDA Candidate, Dozzlie Delancy, had 38 votes.  Astoundingly, 204 voters did not even show up at the polls in The Bight; putting voter turn-out at 74.57%, just under 10 percentage points down from the 2012 General Elections where 83.13% of the 800 voters showed up. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ruling on the Bight, PNP leader calls for respect of decision Decision – George C.D. Pratt v Porsha Stubbs and Orscenter_img #MagneticMediaNews#FightForTheBight Related Items:#FightForTheBight, #magneticmedianews Bight ruling coming, PDM Leader says Pratt is betterlast_img read more

TRS govt criticised for neglect of education system

first_imgOsmania University: Telangana Inti Party president Dr Cheruku Sudhakar on Tuesday called for giving utmost importance to strengthening of education system in the State to benefit students who had actively participated in the separatist struggle.He was speaking after the inauguration of the third State Mahasabha organised by Telangana Students’ Unit (TSU) at OU Distance Education Centre. He unveiled the flag at Arts College and garlanded Prof Jayashankar’s portrait. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Both Sudhakar and Prof Quasim criticised the State government for failing to achieve the lofty goals for which students had agitated. They pointed out that there was a shortage of teaching faculty in OU severely affecting students, while claiming that the education system was better during the combined State. The two leaders hit out at the State government for failing to create the basic facilities in universities and targeted Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for not visiting any university as a ‘vengeful act against students’. They advised students and student organisations to strive for strengthening the education system in tune with the aspirations of Telangana martyrs. The new office-bearers of TSU were elected at the mahasabha. Among those present included Yepuri Somanna, unit president Krishna Madiga, general secretary Prajapathi Satyanarayana and OU students.last_img read more

Why fitness foods could make you fat

first_imgIf you are trying to lose weight relying simply on “fitness” foods, it may backfire, new research suggests. The “fitness” branding encourages consumers to eat more of those foods and to exercise less, potentially undermining their efforts to lose or control their weight, the study said.“Unless a food was forbidden by their diet, branding the product as ‘fit’ increased consumption for those trying to watch their weight,” said study author Hans Baumgartner from Pennsylvania State University in the US, and colleagues. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“To make matters worse, these eaters also reduced their physical activity, apparently seeing the ‘fit’ food as a substitute for exercise,” the researchers said. The authors investigated the effects of fitness-branded food on consumption and physical activity in “restrained” eaters — eaters who are chronically concerned about their body weight.Participants were given trail-mix style snacks marked either “Fitness” or “Trail Mix” with a picture of running shoes which was added to the packaging to make the “Fitness” snack appear even healthier.For those who were specifically trying to watch their weight, the effect of labelling was significant, causing them to eat far more of the snack marked “Fitness.”Snackers eating the “Fitness” brand also chose to expend less energy during the exercise phase of the experiment. The study was published in the Journal of Marketing Research.last_img read more

5 Reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10

first_img5 Reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on July 08, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 92 commentsThe free to upgrade period to Windows 10 is almost at an end, and it is likely that many users who have not upgraded yet consider doing so.The reason is simple: the upgrade is free, and it is possible to go back in the first month should things turn out not to your liking.That’s a pretty good incentive to try out the new operating system. There are other things that you may like about Windows 10, and I will reveal them in another article that I’ll publish soon.This article on the other hand concentrates on reasons why you may not want to upgrade to Windows 10.Now, some may find these reasons insufficient while others that they are strong enough not to upgrade to Windows 10. I’d like to read what you have to say about them in the comment section below.Reason 1: Time, effort and never change a running systemMicrosoft tries to make it as easy as possible to upgrade to Windows 10. You get notifications on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 powered by the Get Windows 10 application for instance.Also, the upgrade downloads directly without you having to download an ISO image first, burn it to DVD or USB Flash drive, and start the installer manually afterwards.While that is the case, it still requires time and effort to install the operating system. If things go right, you may spend a couple of hours at the very least setting up Windows 10 after the upgrade.You need to learn to interact with new features, a new search, Cortana, Microsoft Edge instead of Internet Explorer, maybe the whole apps concept if you upgrade from Windows 7.Also, some tools like Windows Media Center are not available anymore, so that you may need to look for alternatives.But what if things go wrong? You might want to create a full system backup previously that you can restore, but you will lose quite a bit of time in this case.Why bother if the current system runs well, and is configured the way you like it? Some new features, like DirectX 12 support may persuade you to give it a try despite the fact, but if you don’t require those, there is little incentive to run the upgrade.The only thing valid is that you will end up with an operating system that is supported longer than your current one. Windows 7 is supported for the next five years though, and Windows 8.1 for the next eight.Reason 2: CompatibilitySoftware and hardware compatibility can block you from upgrading to Windows 10 even if you want to.The upgrade installer runs a compatibility check to give you some reassurance in this regard. It does not check all components and programs though. For instance, it won’t check portable software as well as many peripherals.Generally, speaking, most software and hardware that runs on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 should also run on Windows 10.The compatibility tool ensures that the core system will function properly after the upgrade.I recommend you check your favorite search engine to find out whether important software is compatible with Windows 10.Or, and that will surely add time to the whole upgrade process, use a virtual machine to run Windows 10 to see if hardware and software is compatible.Reason 3: Less control over system updatesTwo things play a role here. First, Windows 10 ships with fewer update management options than previous versions of Windows.The two options displayed to you when it comes to updates are to install them automatically, or to notify to schedule a restart.While you can get some control back using the Group Policy, it is only available on select versions of Windows 10.Using the Group Policy, you may set Windows 10 up to notify you about updates and installs.More problematic than that is a change in how updates are delivered. Microsoft started to create update packs for Windows 10 that combine a variety of updates in a single installer.These cumulative updates introduce a truckload of changes to the system. The June 2016 cumulative update installs for instance ten security patches. If one of the patches breaks the system, you are left with no option but to uninstall the whole cumulative update to fix it.Reason 4: Feels unfinishedWindows 10 feels like an unfinished product in some regards. There is the new Settings app and the old Control panel for instance.You may notice menu and icon inconsistencies, notice that Microsoft Edge is too bare bones even for a bare bones browser, or that some of the apps that replace traditional desktop programs are not cutting it.Microsoft works on those things, and the Anniversary Update will fix some. Still, there is plenty to do even after the release of the Anniversary Update.Microsoft will get there, eventually, but some users may prefer to wait until the company does before they upgrade to Windows 10.Reason 5: PrivacyPrivacy may or may not be a big issue. What’s clear is that Microsoft pushes telemetry gathering with Windows 10 a tad further than it did on previous versions of Windows.The custom installation dialog lists several pages of privacy related switches and settings for instance, but even if you disable all those, you have not plugged all telemetry leaks.In the best case, you are able to reduce the data that is collected by the operating system to a large degree. You may use Windows 10 privacy tools for that, of which there are plenty available.You may also get some ads, in the start menu, other menus or as notifications, but may turn off those in the options as well.Now You: Would you say those are valid reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10? Do you have others?SummaryArticle Name5 Reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10DescriptionThe article looks at the top five reasons not to upgrade a device running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterTravel agents can now book APT’s Myanmar 2017/18 river cruise departures, with the luxury travel operator launching a new brochure to the trade.The new brochure showcases a choice of four itineraries departing between September 2017 and April 2018.Two itineraries focus purely on Myanmar and two offer combinations with other countries. For the first time APT is offering a combination itinerary featuring Myanmar and India. Agents can also offer Myanmar and the Mekong to clients who want to explore more of Asia in one journey.APT’s new custom built ship, the RV Samatha, set sail on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River for the first time in January 2016.Offering accommodation for just 60 guests, the new vessel offers all the facilities synonymous with an APT luxury rivership, including a sundeck with spa pool; day spa; complimentary Wi-Fi; and a main lounge and bar.APT’s Asia Ambassador Luke Nguyen has played a role in shaping the on board culinary programme. Guests who set sail aboard the RV Samatha on the Irrawaddy with APT will have the chance to sample Luke’s special private dining experience in the ship’s eight-seat private dining room twice during their cruise.Most popular itinerary is the 18-day Hidden Wonders of Burma with Inle Lake. Priced from $10,845* per person, twin share, guests sail between Mandalay and Yangon. Cruise highlights include two APT Signature Experiences; a champagne sunset cruise alongside the U Bein Bridge; and spending a day of discovery at the Bagan Archaeological Zone where guests enjoy a spectacular sunset from a viewing tower overlooking the temples with a glass of wine. Other sightseeing includes stopping along the way to experience the Mahamuni Buddha Temple; touring Inwa by horse drawn cart; enjoying a pottery making demonstration in Yandabo; and visiting the 99-metre high Shwedagon Pagoda.After the cruise, guests fly to Heho for a three-night stay at Inle Lake where they will explore the southern section of the lake by boat, taking in its stunning gardens, witnessing the ingenious one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen and visiting the famous Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.APT also takes guests to see local craft industries such as silk and lotus weaving factory, silver smith workshop and Shan paper workshop, demonstrating how villagers make a living using techniques passed down by their ancestors.Alternatively guests can choose the cruise-only by booking APT’s 15-Day Hidden Wonders of Myanmar, priced from $7,845* per person, twin share.APT’s cruises sail between Yangon and Mandalay, removing the five-hour coach journey currently being offered by other operators to the region.The all-inclusive lifestyle available to guests travelling on APT’s Myanmar holidays in 2017/18 features most meals (including all meals and beverages throughout every cruise), all flights within Asia, five-star luxurious accommodation, an APT cruise or tour director, all sightseeing, transfers, airport taxes, port charges and tipping.According to APT’s Executive General Manager Sales and Marketing Debra Fox, demand for Myanmar continues to remain high, “Myanmar is still relatively untouched and as one of the world’s least explored destinations, guests are keen to experience this special country for themselves.“We are proud of our incredible new river ship, and also of our relationship with Luke Nguyen which enables us to offer an exclusive on board dining experience. We hope agents will continue to enjoy selling our cruises and we’re looking forward to another successful year for our Myanmar river cruise programme,” she said.APT is offering a choice of two SuperDeals on all bookings made by 30 September 2016. For bookings on any holiday to Myanmar of 15 days or longer a ‘Fly for $795 per person’ or for those travelling in the Executive or Royal Suites, ‘Fly Business Class from $3995’.Guests who book a combination itinerary will be eligible for APT’s ‘Fly Free, including taxes’ deal; with Business Class flights being offered from $995 per person for Cat A, Cat B, Executive or Royal Suites. *Offers are subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Road accident victim dies

first_imgLimassol resident Stelios Papadopoulos, 84, who was in serious condition for 10 days after an accident died on Wednesday morning.The elderly man was trying to cross 28 October street on foot at around 6.30pm on September 24 when a 49-year-old on a bicycle hit him under conditions still being investigated.The injured man was transferred to Limassol general hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured skull, a rib fracture and brain haemorrhages.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

New bill to shutdown racist or xenophobic websites

first_imgA bill tabled before parliament seeks to grant authority to courts to order the shutdown of websites containing racist or xenophobic content, rendering them inaccessible to the public regardless of whether the person behind the content is found.The bill foresees the authorisation of police, upon locating websites containing racist and/or xenophobic content and upon receiving the green light from the chief of police and the attorney-general, to directly request from the court an order to make the inappropriate online content inaccessible to the public.The court could do so either by ordering the website’s removal, or by making the content in question inaccessible while retaining the site online, or by making the site itself inaccessible.The court order can demand immediate compliance, or compliance within a set date, or set certain terms, as deemed necessary by the court after it secures evidence of the inappropriate online content.Non-compliance to the court order is seen as punishable with jail time of up to three years and a fine of up to €170,000.The bill, prepared by the Justice Ministry and reviewed by the legal service, is now before parliament awaiting approval.In its report accompanying the bill, the Justice Ministry highlights the necessity of managing the dissemination of racist or xenophobic content on the web.The ministry adds that through this bill, inappropriate content can be blocked or removed regardless of whether the person behind the content is found, in this way addressing the difficulties faced by the authorities in locating the culprit and the consequent protracted time period needed to achieve their conviction and securing the removal of the content.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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