US acting in bad faith says Kim

first_imgVladivostok (Russia): Kim Jong Un has accused the US of acting in “bad faith” in talks on its nuclear arsenal, North Korean state media said Friday as he left Russia following his first summit with President Vladimir Putin. Kim’s armoured train departed the Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok a day after talks that saw Putin back the North’s need for “security guarantees” in its standoff with the United States. The official Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim told Putin the US had adopted a “unilateral attitude in bad faith” at a summit with US President Donald Trump two months ago in Hanoi. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Peace and security on the Korean peninsula will entirely depend on the US future attitude, and the DPRK will gird itself for every possible situation,” Kim was quoted as saying. The Kim-Trump summit broke down in late February without a deal, after cash-strapped Pyongyang demanded immediate relief from sanctions but the two sides disagreed over what the North was prepared to give up in return. Russia has called for the sanctions to be eased, while the US has accused it of trying to help Pyongyang evade some of the measures — accusations Moscow denies. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsJust a week ago, Pyongyang demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the stalled nuclear talks, accusing him of derailing the process. On Thursday, Putin emerged from the meeting saying that like Washington, Moscow supported efforts to reduce tensions and prevent nuclear conflicts. But he also insisted that the North needed “guarantees of its security, the preservation of its sovereignty”. It was “what the North has been saying all along” said Kim Keun-sik, professor of North Korean Studies at Kyungnam University, adding that Putin’s support for Pyongyang’s stance was the “biggest prize” Kim won in Vladivostok. Putin flew on to another summit in Beijing the same day, while Kim stayed in Vladivostok and had been due to take part in a series of cultural events. But the mercurial North Korean kept officials in suspense about his post-summit plans. A wreath-laying ceremony was delayed by two hours on Friday morning, with an honour guard kept waiting and the red carpet rolled up. Kim eventually showed up and the wreath was laid. Solemn music played as he stood, hat in hand wearing a black double-breasted waistcoat. Russian media had reported that Kim would be visiting the city’s aquarium and seeing a ballet, but the visit was apparently cut short. Kim instead turned up at the train station in the afternoon and, after a final departure ceremony with a military band, boarded his train and left around 3:30 pm (0530 GMT).last_img read more

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Police insist accident killed students

However suspicions were raised over the manner in which they died and some were of the opinion they may have been murdered. The police say a post-mortem carried out on two students killed in Imbulgoda, Gampaha yesterday found that they had died as a result of a motor accident.Two students, both members of the Inter University Student’s Federation (IUSF), were found dead last morning near an electricity post and their motorbike was also found to be damaged. Initial investigations gave the impression the motorbike had crashed into the post killing both students. However the police media unit, in a statement today, said that the post-mortem had shown both students had died from head injuries sustained after an accident.The police said that there is no basis to raise any suspicion over the death as it was clear both died in a road accident. read more

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Kohls kicks off hiring for backtoschool holiday seasons

NEW YORK — Kohl’s is launching an early wave of hires for the back-to-school through the holiday season across 500 stores, nearly double the number with early hiring position compared with last year.The hiring, announced on Wednesday, will kick off in August and include stores and distribution and e-commerce fulfilmentcentres. The department store chain is also hiring 3,000 full-time and part-time workers for all stores nationwide.The move comes as retailers struggle to find skilled workers in a tight job market where the unemployment rate is near a five-decade low. Overall, employers have been adding jobs faster than new workers flow into the economy.Kohl’s Corp. announced in late June a year ago it was looking for workers at 300 stores in its early wave of hires for the back half.Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

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Ontario does brisk business with 100000 pot orders in first 24 hours

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has received about 100,000 online orders in the first 24 hours that marijuana was legal in Canada.The government-run OCS says 12,000 of those orders came within the first hour after legalization Wednesday morning.Ontario will have no brick-and-mortar cannabis stores until April 1, 2019, with the only legal retailer being a provincial government-run online store.The OCS says the website launch has gone off without service interruptions and has seen more than 1.3 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours of operations.It says customers started to receive marijuana orders on Thursday.OCS president Patrick Ford says he is amazed by the volume of sales.“It’s way beyond what we anticipated and we appreciate customers’ patience as this exciting new business gets off the ground,” Ford said in a statement. read more

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Senior UN economic social official celebrates awarding of Nobel Prize in Economics

“In the continued aftermath of the global financial crisis, Mr. Tirole’s research on market regulations and the role of the State is as important as ever,” Mr. Sajdik said in a press statement. According to The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences which assigns the award, Mr. Tirole’s analysis of market power and regulation has helped clarify how to best understand and regulate industries dominated by a few powerful firms.“His insights on global regulatory harmony are of particular relevance to the International Community in its efforts to establish an effective system of global economic governance,” Mr. Sajdik concluded. read more

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Australian politician smuggles pipe bomb into parliament buildings

first_img… brought this through security: a pipe bomb.From a plastic shopping bag, he took out what looked like a pipe bomb and several sticks of dynamite taped together, as he explained how he used to blast tree stumps on a farm.Heffernan is a member of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee, which at the time was questioning Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus about routine police and security issues.Negus agreed with Heffernan that there was nothing to stop someone bringing explosive ingredients into the building through security.Under the current arrangements, that is a risk, yes.Negus later told the committee that Heffernan had warned him that he would produce the fake bomb.“I was satisfied that it was inert,” Negus said. However the other senators had not been warned.“I just hope you are not doing anything illegal to which we are accessories,” committee chairman Ian Macdonald told Heffernan during his demonstration.Before last week, virtually everyone who worked in Parliament House had to go through an airport-style metal detector and have their bags x-rayed.Now the vast majority are not screened. Journalists, diplomats and some contractors are among the higher-risk minority who continue to be screened.Senate President John Hogg said the security relaxation was partly due to budget cuts.Cork Airport issues strongest hint yet that Kim and Kanye West landed there>The post-election poster debacle has already begun> AN AUSTRALIAN SENATOR has startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing.Bill Heffernan, who represents the ruling Liberal Party, was making a point about a relaxation of security at Parliament House.The 71-year-old wheat farmer said he hadlast_img read more

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Ridgefield woman accused of intentional crash fails to appear in court

first_imgA Ridgefield woman who’s accused of intentionally crashing into another vehicle in an attempt to harm herself failed to appear Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court.An arrest warrant was issued for Devon M. Bentley, 57, who’s charged with second-degree assault stemming from the Aug. 1 crash, court records show.Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded shortly before 9:30 a.m. to a two-vehicle crash, in which Bentley rear-ended another vehicle at the intersection of Northwest 21st Avenue and Northwest 99th Street, according to an affidavit of probable cause.She was driving a 2003 Saturn Ion when she struck the rear of a northbound 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup at high speed. The Saturn continued north several hundred feet and struck a large oak tree, the affidavit said.Bentley sustained serious injuries and was transported via ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The 16-year-old driver of the Dodge sustained minor injuries and remained at the scene, court records state.last_img read more

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Solari on the need for Madrid to support Vinicius

first_imgReal Madrid boss Santiago Solari has urged the club to support forward Vinicius Junior after praising him for his current form.The Argentine Coach pointed out the need for senior players at the club to help him evolve in the game.“We have to look out for Vinicius and give him the support he needs,” Solari told a press conference, as cited by Football Espana.“He has all the talent in the world and show far he is showing that both in training and most importantly, in matches.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“But he is still just an 18-year-old and he has developed a lot here, so we have to recognise that but also not get too carried away.“Sometimes teenagers grow up very quickly when they are exposed to this situation, but they have the support of first-team players.“We had a very inexperienced team at Betis but for every younger player we still had a Sergio Ramos or a Casemiro, who are important in that role.”last_img read more

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Contingent criticism Bahamas Senator slams PM and public strikes back

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – There was criticism for the delegation from The Bahamas which went to Dominica on Monday for an official tour of the damage to the country which was pounded by Hurricane Maria last month.    Senator Fred Mitchell said the group was too big, citing times when the PLP Administration would take similar sized contingents and be slammed for it by the then opposition FNM.While some Bahamians sounding off on social media agree with the PLP Senator, they chided him for daring to cry shame on Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis.   PM Minnis took his foreign affairs minister, Darren Henfield; his immigration minister, Brent Symonette; the Director of NEMA, Capt Stephen Russell,  President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson and Bishop Dellon Fernander of the Bahamas Christian Council.The group returned home yesterday, acting Prime Minister was Education Minister Jeff Lloyd.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Girlfriend of hit and run driver gets 5 years probation

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The girlfriend of a man convicted of a hit-and-run that killed an 8-year-old child has been sentenced.Annaee Barbeito has been sentenced to five years probation. If she successfully completes the program, she will have no criminal record. Barbeito faced related charges of accessory after the fact, tampering with evidence and insurance fraud.Investigators said she was in the car when Zachary Benjamins ran down 8-year-old Apollo Brown and his older brother in Dania Beach, in December of 2014. Brown would not survive and his brother, Kelv’ron Florence, sustained serious injuries.Benjamins was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Texas Monthly Has 80 Employees 40 Interns

first_imgGiving them each half an intern is a fine start. CHICAGO—“We get ‘em from UT.”The “‘em” that Texas Monthly senior vice president and general manager Lorelei Calvert was referring to is the 40 interns currently from the University of Texas scurrying around the company’s Austin, Texas offices. The number of regular staffers employed by Texas Monthly? Eighty.So, let’s see, that’s two employees per unpaid intern. Put another way, roughly a third of the staffers employed by Texas Monthly are young Turks. Real go-getters. No wonder why editor Evan Smith seems happy every time I see him.Calvert, whose son is one of those 40 interns, was speaking during a CM show session here on how to keep your staffers happy while they are often stretched too thin.last_img read more

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UA students discover 1800yearold footprint snapshot of Athabascan ancestors culture

first_imgThe study’s coauthors include Steve Shoenhair, the UAA grad student who found the footprint, which Smith estimates was made more than 1,800 years ago. He says it’s an important discovery, because it’s the oldest print found in the high latitudes of North America. And because it reveals a lot about about the people who lived at Swan Point. “This occupation is about 2,000 years old,” he said, “and it looks very, very similar to a historic Athabascan or Dine occupation in the Tanana Valley. So I feel very comfortable in saying this is very ancestral to the native people of the Tanana River valley.” At left, a photo and diagram of an indigenous summer barkhouse that’s similar to the pit house at Swan Point. (Photo courtesy of Gerad Smith) He says that and other evidence bolsters a hypothesis held by Smith and others: that is, the so-called archaic peoples of the Tanana Valley were transitioning at about that time into the forerunner of what became Athabascan culture. “They’re so rare,” he said. “This is the only footprint that we know of in northern North America – across the subarctic in North America.” The footprint was discovered a couple of summers ago by a team of UA archaeologists from both the Fairbanks and Anchorage campuses. Gerad Smith from UAF headed up the team. He says the track was found while they were excavating at Swan Point, an archaeological site in Shaw Creek flats about 30 miles northwest of Delta Junction. The relatively well-preserved pit-house and other features and artifacts reveal a lot about the ancient people who lived at Swan Point, says Ben Potter, the head of UAF’s anthropology department and Smith’s doctoral studies adviser. He’s also a coauthor of the journal article. “This was a child who was probably a healthy weight,” Shoenhair said. “That means he was probably happy. He had a nice house that was right there.” Potter says the footprint shows the people living at Swan Point at that time had developed techniques for crafting footwear and warm clothing that were more advanced than what earlier inhabitants produced. From left: Ben Potter; Charles Holmes, a UAF affiliate faculty member who discovered Swan Point; and Gerad Smith.(Photo courtesy of Gerad Smith) University of Alaska archaeologists have announced the discovery of an 1,800-year-old human footprint at a site south of Fairbanks. It’s the oldest such footprint ever found in the North American subarctic, and it’s helping archaeologists understand more about the ancient people who lived at the site for more than 14,000 years. Smith says archaeologists used high-tech devices and forensic methods to determine the footprint was made by a child of undetermined gender who was about 9 years old. He says the track was found just outside a pit house the team was excavating that was bigger and more sturdily built than most pit houses in use at the time. And he says that suggests the child was a member of a family headed by a chieftain or leader of a group.center_img “… The last period of major change in the prehistoric record in Alaska archaeology,” he said, “where you transition from a very sort of ancient northern archaic tradition kind of technology into what we think of as the Athabaskan tradition.” Smith is a doctoral candidate and lead author of an article about the discovery that was published last month in the Journal of Archeological Sciences: Reports. At left, the Swan Point footprint photographed in wet sediment as the excavation was under way, and the feature in dried sediment. (Photo courtesy of Gerad Smith) “We don’t have a lot of house excavations,” Potter said.  “We don’t have a lot of sort of residential base camps that we can explore. And that of course gives you a much wider picture of what people are doing on a landscape.” Smith says that’s one of the main subjects of the doctoral thesis he’s working on, and that he’s scheduled to defend next spring. Potter says the footprint probably will attract a lot more interest than any other feature or artifacts that the archaeologists discover at Swan Point. And he hopes that in turn will motivate the public to learn more about the history of Alaska’s first peoples. “The footprint is one of those things that give us a snapshot of a very of course brief moment in time, but a very human connection with these ancient populations,” he said. Potter says there’s something about the footprint that makes all that history come alive and captures the public’s imagination, nearly 2,000 years later. Swan Point is located near Shaw Creek, about 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks off the Richardson Highway. “Single families in the Tanana Valley, when they living by themselves, didn’t put a lot of effort into creating a winter-habitation house,” Smith said. “But when you had a group of families come together, it was usually the Big Man or Big Woman of the community that had maintained all the relations up and down the river.”last_img read more

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SS Rajamouli Rajinikanth Aishwarya Rai to occupy hot seat on Weekend with

first_imgWill Rajinikanth, SS Rajamouli and Aishwarya Rai be part of Weekend with Ramesh season 4.PR HandoutThe fourth season of Weekend with Ramesh will kick-off on 20 April. Like previous years, Zee Kannada is gearing up to tell the success stories of celebrities and people, who have their roots in Karnataka.The latest buzz is that Zee Kannada has approached a few big names from other film industries, who were born in Karnataka, but established their careers in other parts of India. Notably, the channel has set its eyes on Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, filmmaker SS Rajamouli and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.Rajinikanth was born and brought up in Karnataka. He worked as a conductor in the BMTC bus decades ago. But he took the life-changing decision when he decided to go to Chennai in search of opportunities to act in films.Likewise, SS Rajamouli was born in Raichur, but his family shifted to Andhra and he became a successful writer-director years later. Whereas Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born in Mangaluru and her family shifted to Mumbai where she did her education and started her acting career.All three celebrities are stars in their own rights and the fans of Weekend with Ramesh have been requesting the channel to bring the aforementioned names in the earlier season itself.Sources say that the channel had earlier approached them, but due to various reasons, the stars could not make it to the show. Zee Kannada has once again approached them along with other big names from sports and business and it is hopeful of bringing a few surprise names this season.The talk show is hosted by Ramesh Aravind and will be aired on Saturday and Sunday at 9.30 pm. Ramesh Aravind’s Weekend with Ramesh.PR Handoutlast_img read more

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Youth attempts suicide after killing wife

first_img.A young man attempted to commit suicide allegedly after killing his pregnant wife at Madhyam Sonapahar village in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong district on Wednesday.The deceased is Parvin Akhter, 34, wife of a certain Belal Uddin, 35, of the village.Jorarganj police station sub-inspector Md Alamgir Hossain said Belal stabbed his six months pregnant wife Parvin with a knife indiscriminately around 7:00am following a family feud, leaving her dead on the spot.Later, the youth tried to slit his throat with the knife, leaving him injured, he said.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.They also took Belal to the hospital under their custody, said Alamgir.Locals said this was the 2nd marriage of both Belal and Parvin. Parvin had a daughter, 16, and a son, 10, from her first marriage.last_img read more

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Howard U Remembers Professor Tritobia Hayes Benjamin

first_imgDr. Tritobia Hayes Benjamin.Dr. Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, recognized as one of the leading authorities on African-American women artists, including Selma Burke, Annie E. A. Walker, and Loïs Mailou Jones, died on June 21 after an extended illness. Benjamin served Howard University with distinction for 42 years, from her initial appointment as a member of the faculty in 1970 to her retirement in 2012.“Dr. Benjamin was an extraordinary individual who touched the lives of many as an astute administrator, gifted teacher, thoughtful mentor, caring friend and arts advocate,” said Gwendolyn H. Everett, Ph.D., associate dean for the Division of Fine Arts. “Her imprint on the discipline of African-American art history scholarship is world-renowned.”“Dr. Tritobia Benjamin, my Sista Toby, was a fierce warrior, the SHERO who made us all work harder to be better persons and scholars. We lived a full and rich life together as Sistas, mothers, teachers, mentors while trying always to find ways to maintain our humanity and love of life,” said Leslie King-Hammond, graduate dean emerita, Maryland Institute College of Art and chair of the board, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.“I’m sorry to hear about the loss of a beautiful mind and friend,” said Deborah Willis, professor and chair, Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. “She mentored most of us in the field of art history, and through her mentorship we were able to create new scholarship.”“The fact that I can’t remember when I first met her speaks to the deep impact she has had on my life and career,” said Lowery Stokes Sims, chief curator, Museum of Arts and Design. “What I particularly loved about Toby was her definitive and very judgmental view of the world and her precise, staccato delivery of that view. That let you know that you were in the presence of a strong Black woman of great intelligence, talent and integrity. I will miss her dearly.”Benjamin’s 1994 publication, The Life and Art of Loïs Mailou Jones, is considered the definitive monograph on the work of the artist, who served as her teacher and colleague at Howard. The recipient of several professional and academic awards, including the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship-in-Residence for College Teachers and the Fellowship for Faculty of Historically Black Colleges from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Benjamin also served as consultant for a Washington-Moscow cultural exchange in 1989. Professional study tours took her to Africa and Europe.“As a professor of art history and in her other professional capacities, Dr. Benjamin can be best identified and characterized as a ‘cultural warrior.’ In this respect, she worked tirelessly to eliminate the gender divide,” noted Floyd Coleman, professor emeritus, Department of Art at Howard University. “With her scholarship and compelling abilities as a teacher, Dr. Benjamin continued to build upon the legacy of Howard University’s large roster of distinguished faculty. She now deserves a space among the great fine arts professors who have taught at Howard University, principally among them are professors James A. Porter, Loïs Mailou Jones, James Lesene Wells, and Jeff R. Donaldson.”“As a Howard student, faculty and administrator, Dr. Benjamin embodied and demonstrated who is best from Howard University and what is best forHoward University,” said Akili Ron Anderson, lecturer at Howard University’s Department of Art. “Dr. Benjamin’s expectations for excellence were known by all. As well, her admonishments towards those practicing anything less than excellence were also known. Some of us even felt privileged to be brought before her desk for corrective instructions.”“When Toby and I were undergraduate and graduate art history students at Howard, we spent countless hours, including holiday breaks and spring vacations, studying and researching various topics at the Library of Congress and library of the old NCFA/National Portrait Gallery. (The former is now Smithsonian’s American Art Museum) Although not at the same time, we were both graduate interns at that institution and had access to its many resources,” recalled Teresia Bush, lecturer at Howard University’s Department of Art. “I believe that her early love for learning and passionate pursuit of academic excellence became the benchmark for her life. While in graduate school at the University of Maryland, where she wrote and defended her dissertation on Howard art professor and renowned artist, Loïs Mailou Jones, Toby successfully balanced scholarly endeavors with responsibilities as a wife, mother of three and faculty at Howard.”Dr. Benjamin was a true daughter of Howard University where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art history. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland. A memorial service is being planned at a later date at Howard, but friends held a “Celebration of Life” event in honor of Benjamin’s family life, her academic and scholarly leadership in African-American art and culture, her community contributions, and her undaunting spirit at her home over the Fourth of July weekend.Benjamin is survived by three children: Zalika Aminah, Aminah Liani, and Anwar Salih Benjamin; four brothers and sisters: Wesley Hayes, Jr. (Virginia), Grace Hayes Blagdon, Paul Hayes (Mary), and Bernetta Hayes Powell (John), and a host of other family. Her husband of 40 years, Donald S. Benjamin, DC community activist and graphic artist, preceded her in death in February 2011.H. Patrick Swygert, president emeritus and professor in Howard University’s School of Law, in remembering his friend and classmate, said: “Toby Benjamin was (and in spirit remains) a dear friend and colleague. She will be missed by all. Now let us honor her by continuing her commitment to scholarship and nurturing the next generation of artists.”last_img read more

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Detmers ACC Pitcher of the Year Six Cardinals AllACC

first_imgReid Detmers was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year, the seventh Cardinal to earn a conference’s top honor for a pitcher, and just the second to do so in the ACC joining Drew Harrington in 2016. Detmers was also a first team All-ACC selection, one of three starting pitchers on the first team. Alex Binelas, Michael McAvene and Logan Wyatt each earned second team honors, while Tyler Fitzgerald and Justin Lavey were voted to the third team. Binelas was also named to the league’s All-Freshman team. It’s been a season chock-full of awards for Detmers, who moved into the Friday night slot for the Cardinals in 2019. The left-hander captured the pitching triple crown this season, leading all ACC qualified pitchers in wins (11), ERA (2.42) and strikeouts (138). The Chatham, Illinois, native has struck out at least 10 in eight starts and has twice taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Through 14 regular season starts, Detmers is already tied for fifth on Louisville’s single season list in wins and second for strikeouts, just eight behind former ACC Player of the Year and Golden Spikes Award winner Brendan McKay.Detmers was named the D1Baseball Midseason Top Pitcher, Perfect Game Midseason National Pitcher of the Year, NCBWA Pitcher of the Month for March and is a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Award, the Golden Spikes Award and the College Baseball Foundation’s Pitcher of the Year. Second TeamC – Mike Amditis, Miami1B – Logan Wyatt, Louisville2B – Jack Owens, Virginia Tech2B – Cody Morrisette, Boston College3B – Alex Binelas, LouisvilleSS – Logan Davidson, ClemsonOF – Sal Frelick, Boston CollegeOF – Tyler McDonough, NC StateOF – Baron Radcliff, Georgia TechOF – Nico Popa, PittDH/UT – Adrian Del Castillo, MiamiSP – Drew Parrish, Florida StateSP – Davis Sharpe, ClemsonSP – Derek West, PittSP – Brian Van Belle, MiamiRP – Michael McAvene, Louisville Lavey has been the Swiss Army knife on the infield for the Cardinals, starting at three different positions this season. The junior has played nearly flawless defense with just one error to his name in 169 chances. At the plate, Lavey is hitting .281 for the season, but ranks ninth in the ACC with a .347 batting average in conference games. The Kenosha, Wisconsin, native is also the team leader with 18 stolen bases. McAvene has turned in a breakout campaign of his own in 2019 working as the Cardinals’ closer. The junior had a 4.55 career ERA through his first two seasons in Louisville, but is 2-0 this year with a 1.98 ERA and six saves. The right-hander has pitched 27.1 innings in his 18 appearances, striking out 39 versus just seven walks. For Wyatt, it’s the second All-ACC selection of his career after picking up first team laurels in 2018. The Louisville native has anchored the middle of the Cardinals’ lineup all season long, hitting .309 with 50 RBIs and a career-high nine home runs. The junior leads the Cardinals with a .481 on-base percentage behind 63 walks through 56 games. The 63 free passes match his total from a season ago and are tied for the third-most in program history. Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The ACC Atlantic Division champion Louisville baseball team had six student-athletes recognized on Monday, as the conference announced its postseason awards. Fitzgerald has seen his offense steadily improve since he stepped on campus and it has culminated in an outstanding junior season. The Rochester, Illinois, native leads UofL with a .338 batting average, 73 hits, 60 RBIs and 113 total bases, all of which are career highs while starting the first 53 games at shortstop. Fitzgerald also has a career-best seven homers on the year and his RBI total led all ACC shortstops. The junior is a semifinalist for the 2019 Brooks Wallace Award, which honors the nation’s top shortstop. Third TeamC – Kyle Wilkie, Clemson1B – Evan Edwards, NC State2B  — Justin Lavey, Louisville3B – Jake Alu, Boston College3B – Raymond Gil, MiamiSS – Tanner Morris, VirginiaSS – Tyler Fitzgerald, LouisvilleOF – J.C. Flowers, Florida StateOF – Connor Perry, PittOF – Reese Albert, Florida StateDH/UT – Michael Guldberg, Georgia TechSP – CJ Van Eyk, Florida StateSP – Tyler Baum, North CarolinaSP – Xzavion Curry, Georgia TechSP – Mat Clark, ClemsonRP – Carson Spiers, Clemson After a slow start to the season, Binelas has exploded onto the scene over the last two months. The freshman had just two hits through his first 19 at-bats with the Cardinals before a 2-for-4 game against Ole Miss on March 13 that featured his first career home run. From then on, Binelas has been a terror at the plate and enters the 2019 ACC Championship with a .327 average, 13 home runs and 52 RBIs. Binelas is the first Louisville freshman to reach double digits in homers since Chris Dominguez did it as a redshirt-freshman in 2007. Louisville’s six all-conference selections were tied with Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech for the most of any program. Louisville is the top seed in this week’s ACC Baseball Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. The Cardinals will play 12th-seeded Boston College on Wednesday and eighth-seeded Clemson on Thursday in pool play action, with both games scheduled for 11:00 a.m., ET. The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday and the championship on Sunday.2019 All-ACC Baseball TeamsPlayer of the Year – Bobby Seymour, Wake ForestPitcher of the Year – Reid Detmers, LouisvilleDefensive Player of the Year – Will Wilson, NC StateFreshman of the Year – Aaron Sabato, North CarolinaCoach of the Year – Danny Hall, Georgia TechFirst TeamC – Kyle McCann, Georgia TechC – Patrick Bailey, NC State1B – Tristin English, Georgia Tech1B – Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest2B – Nic Kent, Virginia3B – Drew Mendoza, Florida StateSS – Will Wilson, NC StateOF – Grayson Byrd, ClemsonOF – Kennie Taylor, DukeOF – Michael Busch, North CarolinaOF – Chris Lanzilli, Wake ForestDH/UT – Aaron Sabato, North CarolinaSP – Reid Detmers, LouisvilleSP – Connor Thomas, Georgia TechSP – Dan Metzdorf, Boston CollegeRP – J.C. Flowers, Florida State All-Freshman TeamOF – Sal Frelick, Boston College2B – Cody Morrisette, Boston CollegeSP – Mason Pelio, Boston CollegeSP/DH – Davis Sharpe, ClemsonSS – Ethan Murray, DukeDH/UT – Robby Martin, Florida State3B – Alex Binelas, LouisvilleDH/UT – Adrian Del Castillo, MiamiDH/UT – Aaron Sabato, North CarolinaSS – Danny Serretti, North CarolinaOF – Tyler McDonough, NC State2B – Nic Kent, Virginia Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Ragas unleashed

first_imgShujaat Husain Khan is renowned North Indian classical musicians of his generation. His musical pedigree extends seven generations. Khan’s musical career began at the age of three when he began practising on a specially made small sitar. By the age of six, he was recognised as a child prodigy and began giving public performances. Audiences around the world are captivated by his unique style of Sitar Playing his exceptional voice, and his intuitive and spontaneous approach to rhythm.He is the son and disciple of the great sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan, his grandfather, Ustad Inayat Khan, his great Grand Father Ustad Imdad Khan, and his great great grandfather, Ustad Sahebdad Khan, were all leading artists of their respective generations.The event is organised by Gunjan Foundation and all the proceedings will go for welfare of  underprivileged kids.last_img read more

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Animal welfare board to conduct awareness campaign on cruelties against animals

first_imgKolkata: The state animal welfare board is planning to conduct awareness programmes on cruelties against animals. It will conduct campaigns in collaboration with the CSPCA, Asia’s second animal hospital, to spread awareness on cruelties against animals. The CSPCA, situated on B B Ganguly Street, has been instrumental in organising the convention as the nodal agency of the department.The main purpose of the programme is to make people from various walks of life and school students aware about the cruelties against animals which often take place on the city’s streets, as well as the districts. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt has been learnt that the Animal Resources department may urge the Centre to formulate a policy to set up an “Animal Rights Commission,” so that animal related issues could be addressed in a better way.According to a senior official of the animal welfare board, the main purpose behind forming an animal rights commission is to check the incidents of cruelties on animals, which are often reported from various corners of the state. In most of the cases, steps cannot be taken by the police, who are already overburdened with various cases. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe perpetrators often walk away free after beating up or inflicting pain on animals, pets or street dogs. It has been learnt that there are plans to organise the event in the city in April 2019, the venue of which is yet to be fixed. It would see a huge participation by people from various parts from the country, where the policy for setting up the animal rights commission can be formulated, so that stringent action can be taken against the guilty.There will be a more stringent mechanism to prosecute those who inflict injuries on street dogs and other animals. This will only be made possible once the animal rights commission is set up.last_img read more

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Where is HGTV when you need it

first_imgGary Kelley, Realtor – http://www.MoveWithGary.com/Gary@MoveWithGary.com508-733-6005By Gary L. KelleySeveral Realtors share this space and go on and on about what you can do to get your house ready for sale. Most suggestions cost money and some readers simply may not have the wherewithal or energy to execute on these suggestions.The TV shows demonstrate how a perfectly finished home will often sell faster and at a higher price. While you can wait for HGTV to pick your house to “Love it or List It,” there are many things you can do without a budget. If you don’t have a TV series budget, you should not despair.If you’ve lived in your house over a month, clutter is accumulating. It accumulates in closets, attics, basements and garages. In extreme cases, it begins to accumulate under beds and in the corners. Take a garbage bag worth of stuff each day and either donate it or toss as appropriate. Just one bag a day will make a huge difference.As needed, rearrange furniture encouraging an easy flow through the house. Our stagers really want nothing in front of windows so you can see outside. It’s all about open and airy.Speaking of open, raise your shades and consider removing window treatments. Yes, you may have spent a small fortune on your window treatments and today the minimalist approach is in.  Remove the 20-year-old drapes!It also doesn’t take much to clean. Yes, you can hire it done. We are talking about a budget.  Grab some inexpensive vinegar and start cleaning. A 50:50 mix with water will do the trick. Or for a serious stain, use vinegar straight. The 50:50 mix can be used on windows, too. Vinegar is non-toxic and anti-bacterial.Vinegar can also be used as a weed killer. Combine one-gallon white vinegar, one cup salt and one tablespoon liquid dish soap in a spray bottle and treat weeds at the sunniest time of day. It will also kill grass so be careful where you spray. Vinegar won’t kill the roots, so you may need to re-spray.While outside, mow the grass, and trim the bushes. Sure, you can buy mulch and spread it…and when on a budget use a hard-tined rake and “mix up” the existing mulch. You want to improve the curb appeal.Make sure your front door is freshly painted. I’m going to guess you have the paint in a can from the last time you painted it. Mix it up good and put on a fresh coat. You will increase the curb appeal and while the Realtor is fiddling with the keys the buyer will see fresh paint!My colleague Sue Gordon wants me to mention one more thing….and this may cost a little money for a can of paint. If your cabinets are old and tired, spruce them up with a coat of (gasp!) paint. Yes, you’ve lovingly used Murphy’s Oil Soap for years keeping them clean. Often the doors begin to look banged up or the sun has damaged the finish. Sure, you can refinish. Painted cabinets are the rage. A little sanding and some fresh paint will help whether the cabinets are wood or laminate. There are plenty of YouTube videos to help guide you.These are a few suggestions for getting your house ready to sell without breaking the bank. We have many more.If you need advice on selling your home or buying a new one, give us a call.Kelley is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) and award-winning Realtor. He invites you to follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoveWithGary/. www.MoveWithGary.comGary@MoveWithGary.com508-733-6005last_img read more

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Five Things You Should Know About Web Analytics

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 4 min read Enroll Now for Free As an online marketing strategist, I continually come across business owners who rave about the number of visitors coming to their website. The irony is that website traffic alone doesn’t generate money.I ask these business owners questions: Where is the website traffic coming from? What Web pages are visitors landing on the most? What percentage of visitors return to the site? How many visitors convert into customers?Their lack of answers shows they’re concentrating on volume and not on quality, and I guarantee their sales are suffering as a result. It doesn’t matter how many people visit your website if those people are not the “right” people — the type of people who will buy something from you someday.Good website analytics take the mystery out of wondering who’s visiting the company website and why. You don’t need to be an online marketing strategist to use them, either. There are plenty of website analytics packages for sale on the Web, but you can get started free through Google Analytics.Related: How to Decode Website Metrics to Pump Up Your Online MarketingThe Google service provides you with a line of code to plug into each of your website pages, and you can then start tracking. You can get a breakdown not only of how many visitors came to the website, but how long they stayed, what site they previously came from, what search terms they used to reach the website, and which pages they visited the most.Here are five points to consider as you start delving into the numbers:1. Do your website visitors already know you? The whole point of the website is to link you with potential new customers who have never heard of your business, not people who may be merely looking up your address. A well-designed website should only have a small percentage of visitors, maybe 5 percent, who have used the company’s name to find it.2. Are you bringing in potential customers? Let’s say you’re a tennis gear provider. People who find your website searching for “tennis” probably aren’t going to help you. They likely won’t help you if they searched for “tennis racket.” You want the people who searched for “Dunlop tennis rackets,” or better yet “Dunlop Aerogel Titan.” They know what they want, and they will buy from you if you’re offering the best deal.3. Does your social media presence work? If you spend 10 percent of your online marketing efforts on social media and 25 percent of your website visits come from Facebook or Twitter, you’re in good shape. Better yet, you can set up goal scenarios through Google Analytics. A goal might be that you want people to come from Twitter to see a post on your site that links to a promotional offer. You can then tweet the promotion and see how many people follow the path.Related: Website Analytics Tool Omniture: Love It or Loathe It4. Are visitors bailing from your homepage? Google Analytics tells you your homepage’s bounce rate, the percentage of homepage visitors who never clicked on additional pages. If the bounce rate is more than 60 to 70 percent, you have a problem. The search terms your visitors are using to find the site tell you whether they’re the people you want. If they are the right type of visitors and they aren’t delving deeper into the site, then the blame goes on the homepage. It might not look professional, its content might not be compelling or the website might simply be confusing.5. Are they looking at your product or service pages? The website is supposed to generate sales or interest in your services. If website visitors aren’t looking at the pages that allow this to happen, then your homepage is not doing its job. The homepage should be divided into decision-making paths that quickly separate visitors by their interests and lead them to the information they are looking for.Most of all, don’t be intimidated by the analytics. Get your feet wet and decide what you really want. These numbers are the key to finding out whether your website is effectively generating business.Related: Six Steps for Revving Up Your Search-Engine Marketing  Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now July 11, 2011last_img read more

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