Bangkok, Jun 25 (PTI) Actor Rahul Bose, who is a former Indian rugby player, says he plans to make a film on the sport someday.”Sometime in my career, there will be a definitive sports film made on rugby. It hasn’t yet happened. It has to happen. I will make it,” Bose told PTI on the IIFA green carpet here.The 50-year-old actor, whose last directorial effort “Poorna: Courage Has No Limit” was well received by the critics, said he has found his next project and they start shooting in January next year.”I am just putting it together but I have got the producers and they loved the script. We are now just developing the entire project. We are going into prep in September,” Bose added.The actor posed for the shutterbugs with his “Mr and Mrs Iyer” co-star Konkona Sensharma at the green carpet.When asked if he will work with Konkona in another film, Bose said, “She is directing films and I’m also directing films. Who knows what will happen when? We have done three or four films together.”It’s always a privilege to act with Konkona. She is also a wonderful human being and a good friend. So, it is a win-win. If anybody wants to cast us, my meter is up.” PTI RB RDSRDS
Co-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for USD 190 millionCo-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for USD 190 million
Washington, Sep 17 (AP) Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife, it was announced Sunday.Meredith announced that it was selling Time magazine for USD 190 million in cash to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer.Meredith had completed the purchase of Time along with other publications of Time Inc earlier this year.The Benioffs are purchasing Time personally, and the transaction is unrelated to Salesforce.com, where Benioff is chairman and co-CEO and co-founder.The announcement by Meredith said that the Benioffs would not be involved in the day-to-day operations or journalistic decisions at Time.Those decisions will continue to be made by Time’s current executive leadership team, the announcement said.”We’re pleased to have found such passionate buyers in Marc and Lynne Benioff for the Time brand,” Meredith president and CEO Tom Harty said in a statement.”For over 90 years, Time has been at the forefront of the most significant events and impactful stories that shape our global conversation.”Meredith, the publisher of such magazines as People and Better Homes & Gardens, had put four Time Inc publications up for sale in March.Negotiations for the sale of the three other publications Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated are continuing.The prospective sale is expected to close within 30 days.In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Benioff said he and his wife were investing “in a company with tremendous impact on the world, one that is also an incredibly strong business.advertisementThat’s what we’re looking for when we invest as a family.”The purchase of Time by Benioff continues a trend of acquisitions of old-line media institutions by wealthy tech giants.The Washington Post was purchased by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2013 for USD 250 million.Time, like other magazines, has struggled with continued declines in print advertising and newsstand sales.Started by Yale University graduates Henry Luce and Briton Hadden, Time first went on sale in March 1923. (AP) RUPRUPRUP
Look At What This Florida Player Yelled At Florida StateLook At What This Florida Player Yelled At Florida State
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles met on Saturday afternoon for in-state supremacy. No. 11 Florida entered with three losses on the season, while Florida State entered on yet another down season.Willie Taggart’s first year in Tallahassee hasn’t gone exactly as planned. The Seminoles sit at 5-6 on the season and are in serious danger of missing out on a bowl game for the first time in 35 years.Florida currently leads 34-14 with just over five minutes left in the game. It’s been a bad showing from the Seminoles.A Florida defender even tried to help out the opposition. According to a reporter near the game, a Florida defensive back yelled at Florida State that the offense didn’t have 11 players on the field.I swear I’m not making this up: a Gators safety just yelled to the FSU sideline that it didn’t have 11 guys on the field. To which FSU promptly added a receiver. And threw an incompletion.— Matt Hayes (@MattHayesCFB) November 24, 2018The defender tried to hep out, but it didn’t work out for the Florida State offense in the end.Florida is just a few minutes away from ending its losing streak to Florida State.
Steve Smith should captain Australia again once Tim Paine’s time is up: Ricky PontingSteve Smith should captain Australia again once Tim Paine’s time is up: Ricky Ponting
India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 13:00 IST Steve Smith will be eligible to lead Australia once again from April next year (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith was banned from captaincy for 2 years by CA after the ball-tampering scandal in March, 2018Smith has already served out his one-year ban and returned to international cricket in the 2019 World Cup”I certainly hope Steve Smith does captain Australia again,” Paine recently said in an interviewThe current Australian captain wants it, former skipper Ricky Ponting wants it, but will Cricket Australia agree? The question which is on the minds of every Aussie cricket fan is – will Steve Smith get another chance to lead the national team?.Steve Smith was barred from taking charge of the team for two years by Cricket Australia after the ball-tampering scandal in 2018. The 30-year-old has already served his one-year ban and made a successful return to international cricket earlier this year during the World Cup in England.Smith then made his Test return in the Ashes where he broke records for fun with the bat, scoring 774 runs in four matches as Australia retained the urn with the series ending in a 2-2 draw.Ricky Ponting now thinks it is time for Smith to have another go at captaincy as he is the best man for the job, but only when Tim Paine’s time is up. Paine has often been criticised for his poor form with the bat and questions have been raised about his position in the team.”It’s the million-dollar question: when Steve Smith’s ban is up will he go straight back into the captaincy or will he not?.”To be honest I think it’s up to Tim how long he plays. He’s the best keeper in the world. Whether that’s as captain or not that’s up to the hierarchy at Cricket Australia to make that decision. I’ve been on record already — when Tim’s time is up I’d like to see Steve Smith have another go,” Ponting told 7NEWS.advertisement”I think he probably feels like there’s unfinished business there as far as his captaincy’s concerned. He’s got to want to do it and obviously then the authorities have to say yes or no.”The former Australian skipper also exuded confidence that Smith’s batting performance will not be hindered if he asked to lead the side again.”If he’s captain again I don’t think it’ll hinder his batting at all. If it’s the right thing for the team to have him captain we’ll win more games as a result of that.”Paine, who became the first Aussie captain to retain the Ashes urn on English soil after 18 years, also backed Smith to return as captain.”I’m enjoying having the job at the moment… and I certainly hope Steve Smith does captain Australia again one day, and if he does, I’ll be fully supportive of it,” Paine told the Daily Telegraph.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Tim PaineFollow Australian cricket teamFollow Ricky Ponting Next Steve Smith should captain Australia again once Tim Paine’s time is up: Ricky PontingFormer captain Ricky Ponting feels Steve Smith is the best man to lead Australia once Tim Paine’s time is up. Smith was banned from taking charge of the national team for 2 years by Cricket Australia after the ball-tampering scandal in March, 2018.advertisement
This Island Fortress is for Sale and You Can Own It for Less than You ThinkThis Island Fortress is for Sale and You Can Own It for Less than You Think
Purple Bricks Stack Rock Fort isn’t the first fort to exist on Stack Rock, as there have been previous forts here built for defense, with the earliest proposals made by Thomas Cromwell in 1539 (which did not come to fruition). The fort in its current form was built to hold 32-pounder guns, a single 12-pounder for protection of the walls of the dock, one officer, and a garrison of 30 men.Currently uninhabited and uninhabitable, Stack Rock Fort features a nearly circular design with a partially open interior courtyard all squatly placed on a pile of rocks barely breaching the sea’s surface. Located in a bay just a few yards offshore from Milford Haven, Wales, and, according to the firm representing the sellers, “Previous owners have inquired about the potential to turn the fort into a commercial residence with links to the mainland.” Which is exactly what we’d do if we had the dough to make an offer on this spectacular fortification.And how much of an offer would they need to sell? Currently, Purple Bricks and property expert Ross McKenzie are considering offers in excess of £400,000 (or roughly $530,000), which is the price of a nice house in a mid-sized American city.So forget your suburban American dream, your job, and everything else. Liquefy your assets and head over to Wales to live your life out in a nearly-dilapidated fort in the Irish Sea.If you prefer your castles and fortresses to be move-in-ready, check out Derek Jeter’s New York castle, which is also for sale. Next Purple Bricks 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Purple Bricks Editors’ Recommendations Purple Bricks Purple Bricks Purple BricksAnyone who has watched or read Game of Thrones has definitely imagined owning their own island fortress a la Dragonstone.Well, good news people of the Seven Kingdoms, because now’s your chance — though you’ll be swapping locations from the fictional Narrow Sea for the very real Irish Sea.Just off the coast of Wales, the Stack Rock Fort is a Grade II listed building (the United Kingdom’s equivalent to being on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places) for its unique contribution to the defense of Wales in the 19th century during a French invasion led by Napoleon III. It was built between 1850 and 1852 and then updated in 1859 with a new building that completely encased the original gun tower. Purple Bricks 1 of 9 How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Purple Bricks If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin Previous Purple Bricks Purple Bricks
Comedys Holiday Line Up is a Scorcher with JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROASTComedys Holiday Line Up is a Scorcher with JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST
Advertisement As a holiday bonus, on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Comedy is airing the first two episodes of the upcoming critically acclaimed series PEOPLE OF EARTH. The entire season premieres exclusively on Comedy in early 2017.Last but not least, viewers can nurse their holiday hangover with marathons of Comedy original series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS and satire news series THE BEAVERTON. Airing Thursday, Jan. 5 – Saturday, Jan. 7, the JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS MARATHON features performances from comedic heavy-hitters Amy Schumer, Seth Meyers, Wyatt Cenac, BROAD CITY, K. Trevor Wilson, and more.But first, THE BEAVERTON covers the topics you didn’t even know needed covering from Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT before it returns with all new episodes in its regular Wednesdays at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT timeslot on January 11.Below is a sample of Comedy holiday highlights. Click HERE for the complete schedule.Friday, Dec. 23 – Saturday, Dec. 24CHRISTMAS SPECIALS MARATHONComedy kicks the holiday cheer into high gear, beginning at 9 a.m. ET/PT, with two days of holiday-themed episodes of CORNER GAS, FRASIER, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and movies ELF, THE REF, and DECK THE HALLS. Sunday, Dec. 25 – Friday, Dec. 30THE BIG BANG-A-THONSpend the Christmas break with the best of Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Wolowitz, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette during THE BIG BANG-A-THON beginning at 6 a.m. ET/PT on Sunday, Dec. 25.Thursday, Dec. 29PEOPLE OF EARTH PREMIEREPEOPLE OF EARTH follows skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac, THE DAILY SHOW) who investigates an alien encounters support group. The more he digs into their oddball claims, the more he realizes there is truth in their stories and even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The two-episode sneak peek premieres Thursday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. ET/PT.Saturday, Dec. 31NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHONComedy bids adieu to 2016 and says hello to stand-up specials during the NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHON, featuring specials from Red Green, Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Rogan, Jeff Dunham, Trevor Noah, and Jeff Ross. The party kicks off at 6 a.m. ET/PT.Sunday, Jan. 1NEW YEAR’S ROASTComedy bids adieu to 2016 and says hello to stand-up specials during the NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHON, featuring specials from Red Green, Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Rogan, Jeff Dunham, Trevor Noah, and Jeff Ross. The party kicks off at 6 a.m. ET/PT.Sunday, Jan. 1JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE IIThe world’s most venomous comedians go head-to-head in the popular bracket-style insult-comedy tournament beginning Sunday, Jan. 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.Wednesday, Jan. 4THE BEAVERTON CATCH-UP MARATHONA televised adaptation of the immensely popular online website TheBeaverton.com, THE BEAVERTON files satirical news stories of the utmost importance, informed by real events, the cultural zeitgeist, and national news media. Catch up on the first six episodes Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT before an all-new episode at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Thursday, Jan. 5 – Saturday, Jan. 7JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS MARATHONEnjoy a few laughs before the back to work grind with the JUST FOR LAUGHS MARATHON, beginning at Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. ET/PT. The Comedy Network on Facebook The Comedy Network on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement This holiday season, viewers can stuff their holiday cheer as Comedy is the exclusive home of the wildly popular insult-comedy tournament JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II. Airing Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 1, the world’s most venomous comedians go head-to-head for an insult standoff each week, culminating with the special, four-night main event Jan. 26 – 29 each night at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The live-to-air championship finale goes down Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Leading up to the prime roast, viewers can enjoy a full day of celebrities getting skewered with the NEW YEAR’S ROAST MARATHON beginning Sunday, Jan. 1 at 6 a.m. ET/PT. The marathon includes the best of THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF including Charlie Sheen, Roseanne, U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, Justin Bieber, and more.Keeping with holiday tradition, Comedy delivers marathons of Christmas and fan-favourite episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY, FRASIER, holiday movies ELF, THE REF, and the premiere of classic comedy DECK THE HALLS Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And it wouldn’t be holiday viewing on Comedy without the NEW YEAR’S STAND-UP MARATHON, featuring specials from comedians Jeff Dunham, THE DAILY SHOW’s Trevor Noah, Jeff Ross, and more, beginning Saturday, Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. ET/PT. Advertisement Twitter Facebook Social Media links About The Comedy NetworkCanada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.
BlackBerry partners on mobile security delivery with Samsung ElectronicsBlackBerry partners on mobile security delivery with Samsung Electronics
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 13, 2014 10:55 am MDT BlackBerry partners on mobile security delivery with Samsung Electronics An unlikely pairing of BlackBerry and Samsung, two rivals in the smartphone industry, took shape on Thursday as the Canadian technology firm announced it would make its mobile security technology available for the Android operating system.It was a partnership that delivered a strong message: BlackBerry may have a lower profile these days, but it’s still prepared to be competitive.“I don’t know how to feel these days. I don’t know whether to wish Samsung success or not,” BlackBerry chief executive John Chen joked from the stage at an investor conference in San Francisco.Starting next year, business customers will have access to software on Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that is linked with BlackBerry’s new mobile security software, known as BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12.Chen said BES12 will serve as an “anchor” for a plan to roll out more software to users and give large organizations the ability to manage both older BlackBerrys and more recent versions of its smartphones, as well as smartphones that run software from competitors like Microsoft, Google and Apple.It will be made available through numerous carriers, including Rogers in Canada and Vodaphone in the United Kingdom.The partnership combines the BES12 technology with Samsung KNOX, which is the company’s own mobile security platform.BlackBerry’s investor conference gave company executives an opportunity to show how far they’ve come since Chen took the leadership role about a year ago.Several other partnerships and product launches were unveiled at the event, including a limited-edition red BlackBerry Passport timed for Black Friday in the United States. The company also said it will release the BlackBerry Classic, a new take on its popular older keyboard smartphones, on Dec. 17.New software called Enterprise Identity gives organizations the ability to manage secure access to its cloud-based internal applications and software.BBM Meetings was also demonstrated for the first time, an addition to BBM Messenger that lets up to 25 people voice and video conference over their smartphones, sharing spreadsheets and other documents.Shares of BlackBerry were ahead nine per cent, or $1.14 at $13.90, in late afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.After the presentation, Chen took a jab at other players in the industry, noting that he recently watched an interview with another technology company that was boasting about how it lured business customers away from BlackBerry’s services.“At that point I knew I was going to end their party,” he said.BlackBerry is in the midst of a turnaround plan that has involved Chen scaling back the size of the company while refocusing its priorities on corporate clients, rather than the consumer market.“Next year is about growth. We’re going to focus on growing not only the top line, we’re going to focus on growing the profit,” Chen said in his speech.“But you’ve got to give us a little bit of time to get there.”One of the BlackBerry’s biggest challenges has been keeping ahead of its competitors in the enterprise services market. Both Apple and Samsung have developed their own enterprise security platforms in an effort to lure a larger chunk of BlackBerry’s customer base.— Follow @dj_friend on Twitter.
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Authorities missed chances to save girl four who was fed drugs byAuthorities missed chances to save girl four who was fed drugs by
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The report published by the North East Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children Board identified a “number of missed opportunities” to protect Poppy both before and after she was born.It said Pyke, 37, led a “chaotic lifestyle” that was “incompatible with safe parenting”.Pyke was addicted to drugs since her teenage years and was suspected of “drug-dealing; allowing violent drug dealers to live at her home, avoidance of professional agencies and an inability to establish children’s routines”, the report said.It said she had a “long history of non-engagement with services” and “managed to mislead professionals with apparent ease”. The council was not aware of the extent to which Poppy was exposed to harm, it said.After she was born, Poppy was going to be put into the care of her paternal grandparents, but in the end her parents retained parental responsibility. The report described the plan that was in place to ensure Poppy’s safety as “naively optimistic”. Pyke had already had her first child taken out of her care five months before Poppy was born. When the little girl was three years-old, a relative told children’s services that her mother was smoking cannabis and “lying in bed” while leaving her daughter on her own. But no action was taken after “no further evidence” was found to substantiate the allegations – despite the fact that it has since emerged that at the time Poppy was being given drugs. North East Lincolnshire Council said it accepted the findings and had implemented an action plan in response to its recommendations. Social services missed chances to protect a four-year-old girl who died after being fed prescription drugs by her own mother, a serious case review concluded.Poppy Widdison, from Grimsby, died in 2013. Her mother, Michaela Pyke, and her partner, John Rytting, were found guilty of child cruelty and are due to be sentenced next week.Their trial heard they encouraged her to eat sedatives, including diazepam, because they saw her as an inconvenience. The jury heard tests had found the child had taken significant amounts of heroin and methadone in the months before her death.
Divorce law reforms will lead to spike in marriages ending MPs toldDivorce law reforms will lead to spike in marriages ending MPs told
Divorce law reforms will lead to a spike in the number of marriages ending, the Justice Secretary has told MPs.David Gauke said it is “time to end the blame game” as MPs approved the bill at its second reading in the House of Commons today – which means that changes to the law increasingly likely.MPs are debating a Bill which will reform the current fault-based system for divorce in a bid to reduce conflict between partners. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill removes the need to find fault in order to start proceedings immediately. However Mr Gauke told MPs that while the changes are likely to lead to an initial spike in the divorce rate, they would soon level off again. He said: “There will be, for example, people who currently are waiting for two or five years for a divorce and that divorce will be brought forward.“So, the likelihood is there will be an increase because of, if you like, that waiting list. But the international evidence suggests that once that initial spike has been dealt with – in a steady state – the divorce rate is unlikely to increase and it is likely to remain much the same.” In its response to the consultation this spring, the government made clear that it did “not expect the divorce rate to increase in the long term, but there may be a short-term transitional increase in the volume of divorces.”Following the Bill reading, Jo Edwards, head of family at the law firm, Forsters, said: “It is a commonly made charge that there will be a surge in the number of divorces with the advent of no fault divorce. However, that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny and isn’t the experience of other countries which have gone through the transition to no fault divorce.”She added: “There are a number of my clients who, aware that change is in the offing, are presently thinking about waiting for the new law to come into effect so that they don’t have to apportion blame, which most don’t want to do. Therefore, at most, I expect to see a short-term increase in the number of divorces I handle immediately after the law is changed, to reflect those who have waited, but no longer term impact.”Harry Benson, spokesman for the Marriage Foundation, said:“There is no reason whatsoever to believe these new law reforms will lead to an increase in the number of marriages ending. Although there is likely to be a short term blip as those waiting two years are accelerated. this is what happened in Scotland when similar reforms were made in 2006. Thereafter divorce numbers continued their downtrend as in England and Wales. Mr Gauke added that the current law prevents couples from separating “if they have grown apart” unless they have the means to live apart for two years. Some MPs voiced their concerns regarding a rising divorce rate. However, Richard Burgon, the shadow justice secretary, said that Labour would be supporting the Bill, arguing that it would protect women from domestic abuse, limit the damage of toxic marriages to children and “encourage amicable separations”. The reality is that couples find out what the law says after they have decided to split up. Overall divorce rates have now fallen to levels last seen in 1969 and may yet fall further. This law won’t change that.”Last year the Office of National Statistics reported that 110,000 couples divorced in England and Wales. All these divorces took place under a law which has been deemed damaging to couples and children. Eddie Hughes, Conservative MP for Walsall North, the House of Commons that he believed that his marriage “would be forever but my wife decided otherwise”, adding “it was a very emotional time”.He added concerns that the new rules could make it much easier to divorce and there would be “a spike” in the number of couples separating.Fiona Bruce, the Conservative MP for Congleton, added: “I sadly believe [the new rules] will make divorce easier.“Why do I say that? Simply because it will allow one party to walk away from the most important commitment they are likely to have made in their lifetime without giving any reason at all, and without their spouse being able to meaningfully object.”She added: “I am particularly concerned about the signals being sent out by this Bill to young people today.“It sends out a signal that marriage can be unilaterally exited on notice by one party with little if any recourse for the party that has been left. A signal, I fear, that marriage need no longer be entered into with the intention of it being a life-long commitment as it is today.” Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Irredeemable neighbourhood now an example of regenerationIrredeemable neighbourhood now an example of regeneration
Updated 21:56A MAJOR REGENERATION project in Longford has been hailed as a shining example of how housing authorities should work with not-for-profit organisations.Housing and Planning Minister Jan O’Sullivan visited St Michael’s Road in the town this afternoon to officially open 37 new homes in the recently revamped area.Before Longford County Council and Clúid Housing Association stepped in, 70 per cent of the properties on the road were boarded up or derelict and many older residents lived in tiny, damp houses.Others told of sleeping in their living rooms because of dangerous stairs.During the renovations, some units were amalgamated, turning 58 very small two-bedroom houses into 37 refurbished dwellings.Houses are now heated using gas-fired condenser boilers and solid fuel stoves. High levels of insulation were also introduced, giving the units good energy ratings.Illegal dumping became a major issue as litter piled up to the second floor windows outside a number of properties.The surrounding lanes also brought problems as they became breeding grounds for anti-social behaviour and drug-dealing. Residents also became detached from surrounding communities because the only access points to neighbouring estates were these dark, unsafe alleyways.During the works, the laneways were cleared and minimised and a new connection road was built in the heart of the area.A neigbourhood once described as “irredeemable” has been transformed and the public-nonprofit partnership responsible praised as “an exemplar to many other housing associations and local authorities across the country”.O’Sullivan noted that the not-for-profit Clúid Housing Association had created a sustainable community thanks to its understanding of marginalised communities and the need for a social element of regeneration.According to the Labour TD, the community is now socially, environmentally, physically and financially secure.The organisation is keen to work with other local authorities to “bring the irredeemable back to life”, says manager Fiona Cormican, who believes there are about 22 estates in dire need of regeneration across the country.BeforeAfterFirst published 13:39More: US students come together to transform Dublin youth centreRead: Lissadell House owners win long-running legal battle over rights-of-way
WHAT MAKES A great pub? It’s like trying to pin down what makes a good boyfriend or girlfriend.At the end of the day, you just know.Here, in no particular order, is an incomplete list of must-visit pubs in Ireland. How many of their bars have you leaned against?1. O’Loclainn’s, BallyvaughanTucked away down an unpromising-looking street is one of the best pubs in Ireland. It’s a small room with a stove, a few seats, and a phenomenal selection of whiskeys. Go there as soon as possible.2. Hi-B, Cork Source: YouTubeBecause mobiles are banned and it’s the size of your front room.3. O Riada’s, Kilkenny Source: ShadowgateTiny, often crowded, strangely labyrinthine and plastered with local GAA announcements and other such community services. Needless to say, the Guinness is exceptional.If O’Riada’s is full, Cleere’s a few doors down is also excellent.4. The Hatch Bar, KildareHow many pubs do you know that are (a) this small and (b) right next to the canal? None, that’s how many. Perfection on a summer’s day.Update: We’ve been informed that The Hatch has closed down. But DO NOT DESPAIR: McEvoys is literally just across the canal.5. Mulligan’s of Poolbeg St, Dublin Source: infomatiqueOne of the many places reputed to serve the best Guinness in Ireland, Mulligans is among the last remaining big-name Dublin pubs that hasn’t been dressed up into something else. Pretty much the only concessions to modernity are the large TVs, presumably installed for the sole purpose of giving the barflies something to shout at.6. Tigh Neachtain’s, Galway Source: Barnacles HostelsGreat stout, great snugs, open fires and just enough music to give you something to listen to. But not too much.Neachtains also has excellent tables outside for people-watching in summer.7. O’Connells, Portobello, Dublin Source: Keo the YoungerDrawing a strangely mixed crowd of venerable regulars and Portobello hipsters, O’Connells is an unusual (and great) place. If you’re lucky you’ll get table service, and on very special nights landlord Eddie gets out the karaoke machine.8. O’Shea’s, Borris Source: James Fennell PhotographyThe interior of O’Shea’s is basically a museum. Think of it not as drinking, but as cultural enrichment. And thank your lucky stars they didn’t go nuts during the Celtic Tiger and replace it with a superpub.9. The Long Hall, Dublin Source: petermeBeautiful Victorian interiors AND a great pint AND some of the best bar staff in Dublin. If it’s good enough for Rihanna, it’s good enough for you.10. Nancy’s, Ardara Source: sludgegulperNancy’s has been owned by the McHugh family for seven generations. Eat the smoked mackerel on toast, have a pint, watch the regulars betting on the horses on the big family TV in the front room. Done.11. Downes, Waterford Source: johnanthonyloftusFounded in 1759 and they STILL have a sign demanding that mobile phones be turned off. Oh, also they bottle their own whiskey. Try it.12. Matt Molloy’s, Westport Source: young shanahanIt’s owned by one of the Chieftains fer Chrissakes. Of course the music is great. The excellent pub is just a bonus.13. L Mulligan Grocer, Stoneybatter, Dublin Source: bsiiOne of the trailblazers of the craft beer movement in Dublin. Features a phenomenal selection of drinks, great food, and friendly faces at the bar. Also just a hop, skip and a jump from the always-excellent Walsh’s down the road if you fancy a change of scene.14. Kenny’s of LucanA pub that feels like you’re in your sitting room, but with more booze. Also features an excellent smoking area and barmen who have been there longer than Time itself.15. Smugglers Creek, Rossnowlagh Source: WolfHoA top place with good food, but the real star here is the view. Overlooking Rossnowlagh bay, you can sit and watch the surfers or just look out to the Atlantic. Glorious.16. Tom Barry’s, Cork Source: Glass of WinA frontrunner for Ireland’s best beer garden. Look, we don’t get many summer days, but when we do we have to make the best of them OK?17. The Lord Edward, Dublin Source: fhwrdhOne of the best spots in Dublin for a quiet pint and a sit down when everywhere else is heaving. The ground floor is really for regulars: head upstairs to the lounge where velveteen banquettes, bargain prices and open fires await.18. O’Connell’s, Galway Source: FacebookWe can’t put it better than this Yelp reviewer: “Like all pubs of good standing and character, it has a horrifically inefficient lay out. A warren of cubby holes, secret passages, old cookers and confusing signposting. Brilliant.”19. The Blackbird, Ballycotton Source: aidancaseyJust a lovely pub in a lovely village. They fire up the stove in winter and occasionally have live music. Get in.20. Foxy John’s, Dingle Source: ach10Ireland’s most famous pub-that-is-also-a-hardware-store. You can get drunk AND get your bike fixed. Only don’t cycle home after, because Dingle is on the sea and the consequences of a wrong turn would be very damp.21. Geoff’s, WaterfordDark, moody, cosy. Nice place to see a band. Beer garden out the back. See you there.Feel free to post your personal pub count in the comments. Also, we KNOW we haven’t included your favourite pub. Which is it?18 Irish delicacies you must try before you die>15 people who have screwed up at work worse than you>
93 of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood93 of Irish mothers want hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood
A SURVEY HAS found that the majority of Irish mothers would like hospitals to store their umbilical cord blood after their baby is delivered.Cord blood is stored in many European countries as it’s rich in blood-forming stem cells – however it’s not available in most HSE hospitals.Because these cells can be reprogrammed, they have been used in the treatment of many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.The survey of over 250 women was carried out by Medicare Bio Health – the only company licensed by the Irish Medicines Board to carry out cord blood harvesting in Ireland.It found that 93% of people want Irish hospitals to provide for the collection and storage of cord blood at the time of a baby’s birth as a form of medical insurance.One woman said: “I trained as a nurse and worked on an oncology paediatric unit so I knew to ask for cord collection. I think parents should be informed and should be given the option.”These cells are rare in adult humans, the richest source is the umbilical cord or placenta.Read: New stem cell discovery made – but Ireland “far behind” with legislation>Read: Stem cells for human use can now be manufactured in Ireland>
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A health lobby group is calling for a total ban on junk food advertising during peak children’s television viewing times. According to the Herald Sun this follows from the Obesity Policy Coalition releasing research that found 84 per cent of consumers believe children should be protected from unhealthy food advertising.The coalition’s strategy is the most comprehensive produced in Australia to limit big businesses from bombarding children with junk food advertising. It proposes unhealthy food ads on TV be banned on weekdays from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 9pm, and weekends and school holidays from 6am to noon and 4pm to 9pm.An OPC senior policy adviser, Jane Martin, said childhood obesity rates were of great concern. “We have a runaway train, and we need to slow this juggernaut, we need to slow it down and turn it around,” Ms Martin said.Compared to previous generations, young people are likely to suffer a decline in life expectancy because of obesity, Ms Martin said. “Children are very vulnerable and they can’t detect the difference between advertising and entertainment when they are very young, so it’s not really ethical to be targeting them in this way,” she said.Voluntary codes developed by the food industry in 2009, which purported to ensure food advertising directed at children represented healthier choices, was not working, she went on to say. “Our analysis indicates the current self-regulation system is utterly ineffective in protecting children from being the target of junk food advertisers. It is now time for the Government to step in and cease the pervasive promotion of junk food to children on TV, via the internet and through direct marketing.”This system was allowing junk-food companies to advertise during the highest rating children’s TV programs, and through Facebook, free toy offers, competitions and sports sponsorship.The group’s research found nearly 60 per cent of more than 1500 adults surveyed nominated TV advertising or toy giveaways as having the biggest impact on their children when asking for unhealthy food.The Obesity Coalition includes the Cancer Council, VicHealth, Diabetes Australia, Deakin University’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, and is backed by the AMA and a host of public health organisations.
Des fossiles trouvés en Chine ontils subi le même sort que lesDes fossiles trouvés en Chine ontils subi le même sort que les
Des fossiles trouvés en Chine ont-ils subi le même sort que les habitants de Pompéi ?Selon une nouvelle étude, l’abondance de fossiles du site chinois de Jehol serait lié à un phénomène volcanique similaire à celui qui a détruit et figé dans le temps la ville de Pompéi en l’an 79. Il y a près de 130 millions d’années, de nombreuses populations de dinosaures, de mammifères, d’oiseaux primitifs et de lézards peuplaient les lacs et les forêts de conifères de ce qui est actuellement le nord-est de la Chine. L’histoire de ces espèces aujourd’hui éteintes, est désormais inscrite dans les formations géologiques de Yixian et Jiufotang de la province de Liaoning, connues plus généralement sous le nom de “biota de Jehol”. Le site se caractérise en effet par une abondance de fossiles de vertébrés, d’invertébrés et même de plantes du Crétacé incroyablement bien conservés. Ces richesses paléontologiques ont été mises en évidences pour la première fois dans les années 1930, 1940, par les Japonais qui occupaient de ce temps cette partie de la Chine. Depuis, les chercheurs sont parvenus à récolter au cours du temps une véritable mine d’informations sur la faune et la flore de l’époque. Toutefois, une question est toujours restée en suspens : quelle est la cause de cette mortalité massive ? Une nouvelle étude menée par une équipe sino-américaine affirme qu’il s’agirait d’un phénomène volcanique, similaire à celui qui a détruit et figé dans le temps la ville de Pompéi en 79 après J.-C.Des fossiles figés Pour en arriver à de telles conclusions, les scientifiques ont analysé des échantillons d’oiseaux, de dinosaures et de mammifères fossiles et les sédiments dans lesquels ils ont été retrouvés. Leurs résultats, publiés dans la revue Nature Communications, indiquent que les squelettes des organismes ont été intégrés dans des coulées pyroclastiques. Ces manifestations, également connues sous le nom de nuées ardentes, se caractérisent par des jets de cendres et de gaz à très hautes températures. Or, en observant les tissus des fossiles au microscope, les chercheurs ont constaté qu’ils étaient recouverts d’une pellicule sombre. Ils ont également révélé la présence de craquelures au niveau des os ainsi que de cellules éclatées. Les fossiles retrouvés sur le site chinois de Jehol présentent ainsi pour la plupart des signes de carbonisation mais aussi des poses similaires à ceux observés sur les squelettes des habitants de Pompéi victimes de l’éruption du Vésuve. Une éruption plus lointaine La ville romaine a été ensevelie en seulement quelques heures, frappée par une avalanche de feu et une pluie de cendres. Figés pour l’éternité, le site et ses résidents témoignent aujourd’hui des aspects de la civilisation de la Rome antique. Néanmoins, les scientifiques ont remarqué que certaines caractéristiques observées chez les fossiles étaient moins marquées que chez les squelettes de Pompéi.D’après eux, il est probable que les animaux aient été exposés à un phénomène moins violent que les habitants de Pompéi. Notamment les jets de cendres et les gaz étaient surement à une température inférieure à celle observée au cours de la catastrophe liée au Vésuve, selon les chercheurs. Ceci pourrait s’expliquer par le fait que la nuée ardente ne s’est pas produite à proximité immédiate des animaux.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En parcourant du chemin, le nuage meurtrier aurait alors eu le temps de refroidir un peu avant de venir frapper ce qui est aujourd’hui devenu le site de Jehol. (Crédit photo : Baoyu Jiang)Le 8 février 2014 à 12:18 • Emmanuel Perrin
Weather Eye: Dog days are here and beginning to bark quite loudlyWeather Eye: Dog days are here and beginning to bark quite loudly
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. The heat wave is well underway, but thank goodness we had some stiff northwest winds Wednesday afternoon in Clark County that tempered the highs just a bit. No hurry to rush into the 90s, is there?Today we will be in the low 90s, maybe mid-90s in some areas for the hottest day this week. I mentioned here the other day that a slight influx of marine air may drop the highs Friday and Saturday into the 80s rather than the sweltering 90s. However, forecast models show highs at 90 degrees or better Sunday through Tuesday. No escaping the heat here.Perhaps it is time for a trip to the coast, where some marine clouds will be present in the mornings with some sunny periods in afternoon and evening. Highs will be pleasant, generally in the 65- to 70-degree range. Great kite-flying weather with northerly winds.Our overnight lows here in the city will be around 60 degrees or so, which makes for warm sleeping. Keep the air conditioning running or at least a fan or two. Midsummer in Clark County.The dog days of summer are upon us until Aug. 11. Of course, this is our warmest time of the year, but ancient Romans thought the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star being so bright, actually added heat to the earth. They coined the phrase “dies caniculares” or dog days. By the way, Sirius is the brightest nighttime star seen from Earth now. Eventually, the phrase “dog days of summer” became the period from July 3 to Aug. 11. There is our history lesson for today.
Police issue costly tickets for scooter riders without helmets on San DiegoPolice issue costly tickets for scooter riders without helmets on San Diego
Police issue costly tickets for scooter riders without helmets on San Diego boardwalks Posted: June 6, 2018 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego Police are getting tough on motorized scooter riders who aren’t wearing helmets.The helmets are required by law, but many riders either don’t know or don’t care about the regulation.The requirement is spelled out in the California vehicle code that covers motorized scooters. It’s also in the fine print on the ride-sharing app that’s used for the “Bird” or “Lime Bike” scooters.On the Pacific Beach boardwalk, the word is spreading about the more vigorous enforcement of the helmet law by San Diego Police. A ticket for not having a helmet can range anywhere from $190 to $250. Even though it’s the law, many riders seem to be ignoring the helmet requirement.The scooter companies offer to send a free helmet to users, but as a practical matter, it may be difficult to persuade someone to refrain from a scooter ride, as they wait for a helmet to arrive.One Pacific Beach bike shop, “Swings and Things” has seized the opportunity to make a few extra bucks, by renting bike helmets to scooter riders for $5 a day. June 6, 2018 Updated: 10:22 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Apples iOS 124 watchOS 53 improve Apple News Plus and WalkieTalkie appApples iOS 124 watchOS 53 improve Apple News Plus and WalkieTalkie app
Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 1:11 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 0 See It Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $999 Tags Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • Apple $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Boost Mobile Sprint $999 $999 See All See it Extended social media linked to teenage depression, Apple… See It You can download updated OSes for your phone and Apple Watch now. James Martin/CNET Apple released iOS 12.4 on Monday. The update for its mobile operating system introduces “iPhone migration to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone” during setup. Users can also expect enhancements to Apple News Plus and security improvements. Apple News Plus will allow downloaded issues in My Magazine available on and offline, according to Apple’s support page. All the publications will be available at the top of the News Plus feed and it’ll be easier to clear downloaded magazine issues. Just select History > Clear > Clear All. The tech giant also released WatchOS 5.3, which includes a security fix for the Walkie-Talkie app on the watch and reenables functionality. The new WatchOS is a free download through the Apple Watch app (General > Software update). Make sure your watch has at least 50% battery, currently charging and in range of your iPhone, according to MacRumors. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. reading • Apple releases iOS 12.4 and WatchOS 5.3 with Walkie Talkie app fixes Software Gadgets Phones Mobile Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Post a comment Apple iPhone XS Best Buy iOS 12 Apple WatchOS
Education minister orders intervention of ministrys human resources departmentEducation minister orders intervention of ministrys human resources department
Related posts:Education Ministry breaks its promise, fails to pay teachers, unions say Unions members vote against deal to end teachers’ strike New administration inherits a mess with pay backlog, teacher strike Costa Rica’s month-long teachers’ strike comes to an end Education Minister Sonia Mora on Thursday said officials are conducting an intervention of the ministry’s human resources department to determine the causes of a major failure in a new salary payment system that has prevented thousands of teachers from being paid, some for several months.The payment backlog has sparked a nationwide strike that is in its second week.Mora made the announcement during a 90-minute hearing at the Legislative Assembly in which she explained to lawmakers that the back-pay problems originated during data migration to the new payment system.The minister said she ordered the intervention due to a lack of information on the extent of the problems.She also questioned a report from former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier, saying that the “errors in payments are much bigger than those reported by officials from the previous administration.”Mora said the actual number of educators involved is 13,655, not 6,000 as reported last week.“This intervention does not affect the normal operation of the [human resources] department, but it will allow us to receive updated reports that will help us make decisions to correct a problem that we still do not fully understand,” Mora told a full Assembly.She also said the ministry plans to pay salaries in three installments, which was proposed during a 12-hour meeting with union leaders on Wednesday.Unions rejected that proposal, leading to a stalemate on Thursday.Yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators marched to Casa Presidencial and blocked nearby roads for several hours.Protests began on May 5 and continued on Friday. Facebook Comments
Hahn Air launches “Hahn Air City and Airport Ticketing Centres” a new network for travel agencies to join and obtain benefits from the airlines services.Travel agents that register through the airlines website will benefit from its new rewards, including a second ADM waiver “Your Rooster” per 365 days, access to the upcoming Booking Portal and virtual HR UATP Corporate Card as a form of payment.Additionally, travel agencies will receive up to date news and information, invitations to functions and event at its training centre in Germany and an official profile on the carrier’s website. Signing up to the Hahn Air Ticketing Centre is free, however registered travel agencies are required to update their current entry by filling in additional information. Any unregistered travel agency is required to register first to be eligible to benefit from the airlines services. All travel agencies that connect to the network by the end of 2011 will be automatically entered into monthly sweepstakes to win free credit for a virtual HR UATP corporate card up to EUR1, 000. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P