Twitter has removed some accounts thought to be used to circumvent a ban on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars, the company said Tuesday.A Twitter spokesman confirmed that the accounts had been removed but provided no additional comment. The company says it usually does not discuss specific accounts.Twitter permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope in early September, later than many other tech companies such as Apple and Facebook. It said it based that action in reports of tweets and videos that violated its policy against abusive behaviour.The ban underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behaviour. It was also likely from the start that Jones and his supporters would find ways to get around Twitter’s ban by setting up new accounts or posting from existing accounts that were not part of the initial purge.Twitter said Tuesday it would continue to evaluate reports regarding other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars and would take action if it finds content that violates its rules or if other accounts are used to try to circumvent their ban.As of Tuesday afternoon, an account for Alex Jones podcasts was still up on Twitter, as was another called “InfowarsFeed” that hasn’t tweeted since 2008.Other tech companies, including PayPal, YouTube, Apple and Spotify, have limited or banned Jones’ activities on their sites.Infowars has said the moves are intended to sabotage the site just weeks before the midterm elections.On Twitter and elsewhere, Jones has done such things as describe survivors of a shooting in Parkland, Florida, “crisis actors” and saying the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 was fake. He had about 900,000 followers on Twitter. Infowars had about 430,000.
“So far, cooperation between governments is lagging behind cooperation between organized crime networks,” he told the 15-member body at the start of a day-long debate.Drug trafficking is fuelling brutal insurgencies in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Myanmar, spreading violence in West Africa, Central Asia, Central America and the Caribbean and threatening to reverse UN peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan, Haiti, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and elsewhere, he warned.UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said Africa serves not only for trans-shipment but also as a production and consumption centre, with drug routes now meeting in the Sahara, jet planes replacing traditional camel caravans, and terrorists and anti-government forces funding their activities from the illicit profits, just as they have done in West Asia and the Andean region. In a presidential statement at the start of the debate, in which nearly 40 countries and regional representatives were scheduled to speak, the Council called for reinforced coordination of UN actions with the global police organization Interpol and regional and sub-regional organizations, citing Africa by name.“Drug trafficking is evolving into an ever graver threat that is affecting all regions of the world,” Mr Ban warned, calling for sustained political will and significant resources to counter the trade, which in some countries generates huge profits that can rival gross the domestic product. “The trans-national nature of the threat means that no country can face it alone. This fight requires a comprehensive international approach based on a strong sense of shared responsibility. States must share intelligence, carry out joint operations, build capacity, and provide mutual legal assistance,” he added.He called for a more balanced approach in the war on drugs to reduce demand in consuming nations and promote alternative development in supply countries while disrupting trafficking routes.“Drug trafficking does not respect borders,” he said. “Most of all, it does not respect people. It is a menace to the health of societies and individuals alike. It is associated with horrific abuse of women in particular. Those who run trafficking operations are ruthless and often murderous. We must pursue them and thwart them with the full force of the law and international resolve.”With a set of maps Mr. Costa underscored “new worrying development” in West and East Africa and across the Sahara, with cocaine pouring into the west, and 30 to 35 tons of Afghan heroin trafficked annually into the east, which is becoming “a free economic zone” for all sorts of trafficking, whether drugs, migrants, guns, natural resources or hazardous waste, mainly due to the chaotic situation in Somalia. Meanwhile the two illicit streams are meeting in the Sahara, creating new trafficking routes across Chad, Niger and Mali, with cocaine and heroin becoming a new sort of currency, being traded at par.Moreover, the recent discovery of seven laboratories in Guinea shows that West Africa is also becoming a producer of the synthetic drug amphetamine and of crystal cocaine refined from the base paste.“Drug trafficking in the region is taking on a whole new dimension. In the past, trade across the Sahara was by caravans. Today it is larger in size, faster at delivery, and more high-tech,” Mr. Costa said, citing the debris of a Boeing 727 jet found last month in the Gao region of Mali, an area plagued by insurgency and terrorism.“It is scary that this new example of links between drugs, crime and terrorism was discovered by chance following the plane crash,” he added, calling on the Council to set up a trans-Saharan crime monitoring network to share intelligence, watch for suspicious activity and strengthen regional efforts. 8 December 2009The Security Council today called for greater international cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon terming it a leading threat to global peace and security.
“Our world faces an increasingly complex set of realities,” the Secretary-General said, as he addressed the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) Executive Committee. “We need to forge a common agenda that can address the challenges and yearnings of people, and help ensure that future generations grow up in a world of sustainable peace, prosperity and progress.”It was the first time a UN Secretary-General has addressed the European forum. Pointing to recent protests in numerous cities worldwide over economic problems, Mr. Ban reiterated remarks he made yesterday calling the demonstrations the result of widespread frustrations with inequality.“Many people are disillusioned with the established order,” he said. “There is distrust in institutions and a general sense that the playing field is tilted in favour of entrenched interests and elites.” Against that backdrop, he highlighted UNECE’s “essential” role in contributing to the well-being of global society, noting that more than 100 countries beyond its membership participate and benefit from its work.Mr. Ban also reiterated his “five imperatives” for the years ahead, calling on UNECE to play a vital role in promoting solutions to all of them – sustainable development; preventing and mitigating conflicts, human rights abuses and the impacts of natural disasters; building a safer and more secure world; supporting countries in transition; and working to engage the talents of women and young people. Turning to UN reform, the Secretary-General commended the commission for adjusting to the changing European and global environment.“Tight budgets are simply a reality,” he stated, referring to Organization-wide austerity measures. “This is not an easy exercise. But it is necessary and urgent. It is a process that requires vision and leadership from us all.” 18 October 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on European countries today to unite in tackling the world’s most looming issues and work together to ensure the prosperity of future generations.
The figure includes more than 275,000 children who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition. “The combination of drought, disease and displacement are deadly for children, and we need to do far more, and faster, to save lives,” Steven Lauwerier, UNICEF Somalia Representative.Somalia is in the midst of a drought after rains failed in November 2016, for a third year in the row. About 615,000 people looking for food and water have been displaced since then.The women and children who make the trek, generally on foot, to places where they hope to find assistance, are often robbed or worse, both on the way to, and in camps. While there have been some reports of sexual abuse, including rape, according to the UN agency. Some children have been conscripted into armed groups. Since April, it has rained in parts of Somalia, but there are concerns that if they come in full, they could spread disease among children living in makeshift shelters made out of twigs and cloth, or tarps. “If assistance doesn’t reach families, more people will be forced off their land into displacement camps. Outbreaks of malaria are already imminent, as is an upsurge of cholera,” UNICEF said. VIDEO:According to UNICEF, acute malnutrition is projected to affect 1.4 million children in Somalia. The situation has been worsened by ongoing drought, disease outbreak and displacement in the country. UNICEF is providing assistance on the ground.Speaking in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said that a severely malnourished and dehydrated child could die in a matter of hours if they did not get treatment for diarrhoea and choleraMs. Mercado just returned from Baidoa, in the Bay region, which has more than half of the 28,400 cholera cases so far this year. She visited an inoculation campaign targeting every displaced child under five years of age with an emergency measles vaccination.“Every mother I had spoken to had said that her children were sick, either with diarrhoea or vomiting, or feverish. Most had never been vaccinated before because of the insecurity across the country,” she said. Humanitarians in Somalia are seeking an overall $825 million to reach the most vulnerable with life-saving assistance until June 2017.Donors have been responding, hoping to avoid the 2011 famine in the country. But whereas the 2011 drought was concentrated in South Central Somalia, this year, it is affecting more parts of the country, including the north-eastern and the Somaliland regions, with a higher total number of people at risk.
Henry County police admitted that the mobile phone video didn’t convey “the level of resistance by Mr. Marrow while officers were arresting him, and the struggle officers encountered while trying to get control of the situation while Mr. Marrow was fighting with those officers.”The department claimed that the officers’ behavior was “within departmental policy.”However, Rose, on the other hand, violated the department’s rules on maltreatment and unnecessary force, according to Henry County Police. A Georgia officer was fired for choking ex-NFL player Desmond Marrow during an arrest in December.Officials announced the decision on Thursday, May 10 after an investigation conducted by internal affairs concluded that officer David Rose’s use of force was unnecessary, CBS reported.The in-car camera footage of the officer showed him saying he choked Marrow and that he purposely planned to leave the incident out of the report according to Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman.The County’s District Attorney’s Office told USA TODAY that the obstruction of a law enforcement officer charge was dismissed against Marrow and the judge dropped the other felony charge of terrorist threats. The misdemeanor charges which includes reckless and aggressive driving remains under review.“We have reviewed the police reports, witness statements, 911 calls, audio and videos, as well as interviewed witnesses, and determined there is insufficient evidence to present any felony charges to a grand jury,” District Attorney Darius Pattillo said in a statement.Marrow posted the video of the incident from his phone on social media and the video instantly went viral. The former player is heard yelling,”I can’t breathe.”
Fanny Mendelssohn, the German pianist and composer For centuries, they have been the unsung talents of classical composing, overshadowed by men in their time and airbrushed from history ever since.Radio 3 is now seeking out “lost” female composers, commissioning orchestras and choirs to record their work so they can be played on the radio for the first time.The BBC station will launch a nationwide search by academics for little-known women in classical music, inviting people to identify music scores and manuscripts hidden away in their archives.Next year, a shortlist will be transcribed into legible sheet music, given to the BBC’s own orchestras and choirs to broadcast.The project was inspired by a concerted effort to play more music written by women on the station, as executives aimed to redress an overwhelming historic imbalance. 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. We want to change the established canonEdwina Wolstencroft “This is an industry-wide problem. It is the historical issue for all kinds of women, who have been written out and ignored.“They might have been celebrated at their time, but when they died people lost interested in them.”Research published earlier this year indicated there may be around 6,000 little-known women composers whose works lie largely forgotten.Radio 3 has previously showcased works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Germaine Tailleferre, Barbara Strozzi, Ruth Crawford Seeger “There are a lot of works that haven’t been recorded. The score might be in a mess, there might be parts all over the place.“There’s a real job to do here researching where the best stuff is and managing to record it.“We can give listeners the chance to hear something they haven’t heard before, and in the end we’ll be giving them something better, more meaty to engage with and respond to.“They can discover things they hadn’t known, and I think our listeners like that.” But as they tried to compile playlists, they struggled to find enough music to fulfil their own mission.This weekend, the BBC will announce it is to work with the Art and Humanities Research Council to track down surviving works by female composers in an initiative it hopes will have a “long term effect on our musical landscape and the classical canon”.Edwina Wolstencroft, Radio 3 editor, said: “We want to change the established canon. We want to say women in history have always written music and are still writing it now.“We as the BBC have obviously got resources, we’re massive cultural patrons, we’ve got our own orchestras and choir. We thought what we need to do is join up and ask our own orchestras to make recordings for us. Alan Davey, controller of Radio 3 The BBC and AHRC will now ask academics to report to a special conference on January 25th, where a shortlist of composers will be chosen for recording.Alan Davey, controller of Radio 3, said the key to the project’s success would be when the new recordings were added to the mainstream classical radio playlist, rather than being viewed as a niche subject by virtue of them being written by women.“The key has to be that we’re playing good stuff that will be of interest,” he told the Telegraph. “It will be good stuff people will want to listen to, rather than ‘women’s music’ as it were.“Looking at diversity isn’t just about box ticking. If you allow and enable the good stuff to come out, you’ve got better art to present to the public and more interested and rounded view of whatever was happening at the time. Barbara Strozzi
Over on DailyEdge.ie: One Direction are mad for the Nandos in Dublin, Denis Rodman the peacemaker, and will Justin Bieber stop acting the maggot? Go on, just click on The Dredge> EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.1. #NICOLA FURLONG: The fourth day of the trial into the death of Irishwoman Nicola Furlong has heard from a defence witness. RTÉ News is reporting that Dr Marianne Hamill argued that the presence of both alcohol and the drug Xanax in Furlong’s bloodstream had, in fact, lessened her suffering and that a question mark remained over how she had been strangled. 19-year-old Richard Hinds is accused of her murder.2. #EXAMINERSHIP: The Sunday Business Post is set to apply to the High Court today to have an interim examiner appointed to it. The move follows yesterday’s complex restructuring by the former parent company of the newspaper, Thomas Crosbie Holdings Ltd.3. #ULSTER BANK: Services at Ulster Bank have returned to normal this morning after customers were unable to access cash through ATMs. Online services were also disrupted. Customers of NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland were also impacted.4. #GOVERNMENT: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has told TheJournal.ie that after two years in office, government still has a “huge amount of work to do”. He said that the main focus of government continued to be the creation of jobs and the helping of those with distressed mortgages. Gilmore also insisted that the X case would be legislated for this year.5. #SHOOTING: Five men are still being held by Gardaí over yesterday’s fatal shooting of Peter Butterly, 35, outside The Huntsman Inn in Gormanston, Co Meath. It is understood that the victim had links to dissident Republican activity. A post-mortem is due to be carried out today.6. #PEACEKEEPERS: The UN Security Council has called for the release of 21 Filipino peacekeepers that are currently being held by Syrian rebels. RTÉ News is reporting that the troops are being held in a “safe area”, and that the UN commander on the ground is hopeful that all 21 will be released.7. #LION DEATH: A 24-year-old woman has been mauled to death by a lion at an exotic animal park in the Sierra Nevada foothills of remote Central California. The volunteer intern has been identified as Dianna Hanson of Brier, Washington. Investigations are continuing to see if safety protocols had been followed.8. #OPERATION ‘LIGHT UP’: The two-day safety initiative by An Garda Síochána late last month to address the issue of defective, broken, missing or inappropriate use of headlights resulted in 1,089 motorists being advised and 317 offences being recorded, figures have revealed.9. #MICROSOFT: The European Union has fined Microsoft €561 million for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company’s flagship Windows operating system. The company has now paid €2.2 billion in fines to the Commission since 1998.
TEMPERATURES COULD REACH 27 degrees today, as a heatwave continues.Met Eireann is forecasting high temperatures today, but is warning that some areas will be hit with thundery showers.“This morning any mist or fog will soon lift but may linger in a few coastal areas. It will be dry and sunny for a time, but cloud will build up as heavy thundery showers with the risk of hail develop over the western half of the country in the afternoon and evening.“It will be very warm again with top temperatures reaching between 22 and 27 degrees and winds will be light variable or easterly.”Showers will die out tonight, but the west will see some fog. Almost perfect at 7.15am.Tomorrow will be largely the same as today, with scattered showers and warm weather, with highs of 27 degrees.Saturday will start mostly cloudy and with outbreaks of rain gradually clearing eastwards during the day.The rain could turn heavy or persistent for a time in the north but drier and brighter weather in the southwest will extend further eastwards later.It will be a cooler and fresher day with top temperatures of 18 to 23 degrees with light breezes.Sunday will see some showers and it will be cooler and fresher.Read: Coast Guard warns people to stay away from sea fogRead: Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Opposition’s deputy leader and shadow minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, denies rumours she has committed to lobby the Gillard Government for the recognition of FYROM by its constitutional name. Quizzed by Neos Kosmos about the content of her discussions with members of a parliamentary delegation from Skopje, which visited Australia recently, Ms Bishop responded that “at no point did I say that I would lobby to change the policy”. Ms Bishop confirms that the “Coalition’s policy of using the title FYROM has not changed” and makes clears she did not inform the delegation “that it would change”. Ms Bishop is another leading member of a major political party who has been used by the propaganda instruments of Skopje to create the false impression the Gillard government is under pressure to recognise FYROM as “Republic of Macedonia”. However, in her written response she states that the only undertaking she has given is to seek clarification from the government “regarding the naming of their country”. “During my meeting with the FYROM delegation I informed them that I had written to former Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd last year seeking clarification of the formal government policy regarding the naming of their country, as I had received a similar submission from a previous FYROM delegation. “I told them that Mr Rudd had not replied and that I would write to new Foreign Minister Bob Carr about the same issue. “A member of my staff took detailed notes of the meeting and at no point did I say that I would lobby to change the policy. “The only people present at the meeting were me, my staffer, the translator and members of the delegation, so there can be no other ‘sources’. “The erroneous reporting appears to have been based on a misunderstanding of my comments by the translator. “The Coalition’s policy of using the title FYROM has not changed, nor did I inform the delegation that it would change”. Neos Kosmos understands Ms Bishop gave similar explanations to his Excellency the Ambassador of Greece to Australia Mr Alexis Christopoulos during a meeting in Canberra. The President of the Pammacedonian Society of Melbourne and Victoria Mr Dimitris Minas applauded “the consistency” of the Coalition regarding the name of FYROM. “We are pleased by the fact both the government and the opposition maintain a consistent line against recognising the Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia by its constitutional name until a mutually accepted solution is reached by the governments of Athens and Skopje. “We are perturbed, however, by the deliberate twist of Australia’s position by the known centres of pro-FYROM propaganda instruments. The time has come, we believe, for Australian politicians to silence permanently the sinister propagandists by condemning publicly their intolerable practices” Mr Minas Said.
Amandine, le premier bébé éprouvette français a 30 ansLe premier bébé éprouvette français fête aujourd’hui ses 30 ans. Depuis sa naissance, 20.000 Françaises ont bénéficié de la technique de la fécondation in-vitro.Le 24 février 1982, naissait Amandine, le premier bébé-éprouvette français, quatre ans après Louise Brown, premier nouveau-né au monde issu d’une fécondation in-vitro. La prouesse française était alors réalisé par une équipe conduite par René Frydman, ancien chef du service de gynécologie-obstétrique de l’hôpital Antoine Béclère à Clamart. Evoquant un moment de “bonheur” mais un long parcours pour y parvenir, celui-ci se souvient : quand “vous voyiez les premiers embryons au microscope, c’était formidable. A chaque étape, il y avait quelque chose qui vous tenait en haleine, chaque étape était une victoire”.A l’époque, la technique restait artisanale. “Il nous a fallu deux ans pour voir l’ovocyte, et quatre pour réussir”, rappelle t-il soulignant que “la naissance d’Amandine s’est faite en cycle naturel sans traitement de stimulation hormonale de la mère, comme on continue à la faire parfois”. Paradoxalement, aujourd’hui, “si on devait refaire Amandine, on ne pourrait pas à cause du carcan administratif”, s’exclame Violaine Kerbrat, sage-femme, une des quatre personnes présentes à l’accouchement d’Annie, la mère d’Amandine. Mais l’opération est loin de s’être fait sans difficulté. L’annonce d’un tel évènement avait créé une véritable frénésie médiatique conduisant même les journalistes à se déguiser en personnel hospitalier pour s’infiltrer dans l’établissement. “J’avais inscrit sur le tableau : Madame X, césarienne le 28 février, pour brouiller les pistes”, se rappelle le Pr Frydman. “La mère était censée être ma cousine. Donc, quoi de plus normal que la chef sage-femme et le Pr Frydman passent la voir” en salle des naissances, précise Mme Kerbrat. En revanche, le biologiste Jacques Testart venu rejoindre l’équipe n’a lui pas pu assister à l’accouchement sans quoi “tout le monde aurait su”, ajoute René Frydman. D’autres naissances inédites À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La naissance de la petite Amandine s’est finalement fait dans la douceur par césarienne. “On a rusé pour la sortie incognito d’Amandine et sa maman. Je portais le bébé, et, avec sa mère en robe de chambre, nous avons rejoint l’ambulance par des couloirs du sous-sol, sans que personne s’en aperçoive”, se rappelle encore l’infirmière citée par l’AFP. Récemment interrogée par France 2, Amandine, aujourd’hui devenue une jeune femme de 30 ans se sent exactement comme les autres : “j’ai les mêmes défauts, qualités, questionnements que chacun. tout va bien. Ça a forcément influencé mes parents, ça leur a rendu service, mais moi ça n’aura aucunement influencé ma vie”.Mais ce n’est pas la seule prouesse qu’a réalisé l’équipe du Pr Frydman. Celle-ci est également à l’origine des premières naissance issues d’une congélation d’embryon en 1986, d’un diagnostic préimplantatoire (DPI) en 2000, d’une maturation in vitro en 2003, et d’une congélation d’ovules en 2010. Le Pr Frydman regrettait alors d’avoir dû recourir à une technique moins performante que la congélation ultra rapide (la vitrification) utilisée à l’étranger “au prétexte que toute innovation est assimilée à de la recherche sur l’embryon”. Ajouté à toutes ces réussites, en janvier 2011, est né à Clamart pour la première fois en France un “bébé du double espoir”, dont le sang du cordon ombilical a permis de faire une greffe de moelle à sa soeur malade.(Re)découvrez en images l’annonce de la naissance d’Amandine sur Maxisciences Le 24 février 2012 à 10:20 • Maxime Lambert
PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target Eco-friendly commuting is in and driving is out, as environmental concerns continue to grow worldwide. Bologna, a city in northern Italy, is encouraging its citizens to ditch cars with a new green initiative. The secret sauce? Giving them cool perks, such as beer, when they engage in sustainable practices.According to BBC, Bologna is rewarding people with free beer for riding their bikes, taking public transportation, or walking. With a smartphone app called Bella Mossa (Good Job), they can rack up points to spend on beer, ice cream, or movie tickets when they engage in non-pollutive commuting.We’re often asked about our Bella Mossa programme which took Bologna by storm. Find out more about what we did and how it worked: #walking #cycling#behaviourchange #sustainability— BetterPoints Ltd (@BetterPointsLtd) October 22, 2018Getting started on the app is very easy. All you have to do is download the “Better Points” app on your smartphone, log in your eco-friendly journeys, and swap points for rewards throughout the city. You can redeem points at more than 100 local businesses in Bologna, making it great for times when you want a drink or snack during the day. Plus, for some fun competition, you can compare your sustainable progress with other people on the app.Photo Credit: Bella MossaSo, how can this app track your sustainable commuting? A GPS tracker logs in your mileage and you can see how much carbon dioxide you save on your trips. The one downside is that you can only log in four green journeys every day, but you’ll enjoy earning points on a continuous basis.Developed by urban planner Marco Amadori last year, Bella Mossa aims to promote greener travel in the Bologna vicinity. In 2017, the app recorded 2.2 million miles of eco-friendly journeys in the city. More than 5,000 people have also used the app to claim rewards as well. With funding from the local Bologna government and the EU, Bella Mossa can continue its positive impact on people and the environment.More on Geek.com:Two Teens Create the Ultimate Hack for Messy Ice Cream ConesMcDonald’s Cuts Happy Meals From Dollar MenuWTF Wednesday: 10 Wackiest Pumpkin Spice Products You Can Buy
The former French footballer talked via Twitter for the first time after being appointed AS Monaco’s new manager for the next three yearsFormer Arsenal and France footballer Thierry Henry was appointed today as the new manager of Ligue 1 club AS Monaco.The football legend signed a three-year contract with the club where he started his professional career.And now for the first time since he signed, he spoke via Twitter about his new job.“I was fortunate to receive some very attractive offers over the last few months, but Monaco will always be close to my heart”, Henry wrote on Twitter.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Having started my footballing career with this great club, it seems fate that I will now begin my managerial career here too.”“I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity, but now the hard work must begin. Can’t wait,” he added in both French and English.pic.twitter.com/9iOQChkWh6— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) October 13, 2018
PepsiCo Inc’s bottler Varun Beverages on Wednesday announced that its Initial Public Offering (IPO) valued at Rs 1,000 crore will open on October 26 and close on October 28. The price band has been set at Rs 440-445 per share.Proceeds from the IPO will be used to repay part of the Rs 1,700 crore debt, which was taken to boost its expansion plans over the last few years. Delhi-based businessman Ravi Jaipuria and his son Varun Jaipuria, who own the flagship firm, will each sell five million shares in the public offering, while the company will sell 15 million new shares.Kotak Mahindra Capital Co Ltd, Axis Capital Ltd, CLSA India Pvt. Ltd. and YES Securities (India) have been hired to manage the IPO.Varun Beverages accounts for about 45 percent of PepsiCo’s volumes in India. The firm is the only bottler and distributor of PepsiCo in the North and East India, with the exception of Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand regions, Jaipuria told the media.Last month, Varun Beverages Ltd won the stock market regulator’s approval for its Rs 1,000 crore worth Initial Public Offering. The company secured clearance from the Securities Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on August 31.In October last year, the company had raised Rs 600 crore from Aion Investments, a Singapore-based company. The company had then said it would utilise the funds for expanding its business and “refinancing debt.”Varun Beverages is PepsiCo’s product distributor in 17 states and two Union Territories across India. It is also PepsiCo’s second-largest bottler in South Asia and has, apart from India, operations in Nepal and Sri Lanka. It also sells PepsiCo’s products in parts of Africa.
The main question you have to ask when considering the new PS Vita is, “How good or bad is that new LCD screen?” So far we’ve seen the old OLED model next to the new LCD model in a photograph, and the LCD didn’t look great. But then a video appeared of the second-generation PS Vita and the LCD actually looked great. Now we have the ultimate test: the OLED and LCD versions compared on video.The video below has the PS Vita OLED and PS Vita LCD screens side-by-side showing the exact same footage. The white Vita is the OLED model, with the black being the new LCD-toting PCH-2000.I don’t think you could get a better comparison than this, and the footage clearly shows the OLED as a better screen. The colors are much more vibrant and the image seems somewhat crisper. Also surprising is what looks to be relatively poor viewing angles on the LCD late on in the video, where as the OLED can still be viewed clearly even at quite severe angles. As for the display settings on the new Vita, according to the comments posted with the video you can only change the screen brightness.Saying that though, the LCD isn’t a bad screen and if you didn’t have the OLED version sat next to it you probably wouldn’t have any complaints. The PCH-2000 also offers a number of other advantages including that extra hour of battery life, 1GB on-board memory, and it’s also lighter and thinner.This video should be all you need other than handling both units before you decide which one to buy. Yes, the OLED model has the better display, but is it worth picking up just for that, or do the other benefits of the LCD model make it the better option? Until watching that video I was set on getting the LCD version, but admit I’m a bit unsure again now.
Cambodia will host this year’s Mekong Tourism Forum in Sihanoukville in July. The six member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) that include Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam have banded together to jointly promote GMS as a single destination, focusing on ‘authentic experiences along the Mekong River’. The GMS covers 2.6 million square kilometres and a population of 326 million.Tourism Minister, Thong Khon said, “We are looking forward to hosting this influential annual conference and we invite the world to Cambodia’s beautiful southern coast. We are at a pivotal moment in developing authentic tourism experiences along the Mekong River so we can set the GMS apart from other tourism destinations.”Beginning this year, the new marketing strategy will help Cambodia achieve its goal of drawing 7.5 million international tourists a year by 2020 and earn the country $5 billion creating about one million jobs, forecasts the Tourism Ministry. Last year, 4.8 million tourists came to the Kingdom, up from 4.5 million the previous year.Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of the Bangkok-based Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, said, “In line with the Experience Mekong Tourism Marketing Strategy 2015-2020, over the past year we have developed a solid digital platform, designed to engage with the industry. With this year’s theme, we are now rolling out a unique multi-tiered content strategy to tell the stories of the Mekong, from tourism professionals, travellers, and residents, and showcase experiential travel products.”
You’d think an NFL player wouldn’t be happy when told to sit out of practice, ride a stationary bike and only do core work on the side. But in running back Ryan Williams’ case, he’s elated.Williams has been sitting out of practice since Sunday, when he left with irritation in his right knee — the same knee he had scoped in December and the same knee in which he suffered a ruptured patella tendon during a preseason game in Green Bay his rookie year. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share “Very frustrating because I work my tail off for this not to happen, but I really can’t control the type of things that do happen with this type of injury. Our punter Dave (Zastudil) has been through this; our safety Yeremiah (Bell) has been through this; Carson (Palmer) has been through this. This type of injury causes things like this,” Williams said.Williams stated that the only activities he’s allowed to do are ride a bike and work on his core. He said he feels he’s sharp on the mental side and that he feels great about the playbook. But, due to physical limitations, it may take a while for him to resume football activities. His rehab consists of rest, ice and stimi-heat. The Virginia Tech product thinks that time may be the most important element.“We’re taking our time and the staff, the training staff and the coaching staff are behind me, and everybody understands what I’m going through, so that’s the good thing,” he said.Williams also reiterated several times during his conversation with the media that “everything happens for a reason,” a mantra athletes that have encountered multiple injuries seem to live by. He said he tries to maintain a positive attitude. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “The good side of things is that nothing is wrong with my knee,” he said. “So for everybody out there that thinks I’m hurt…I’m not hurt. It’s just something that, in due time, it will heal what’s going on.” – / 9 Williams told the media on Friday that his latest injury is related to the other ones, but that nothing is wrong with his knee structurally and the MRI was clean.“With the injury, this can happen, but it has nothing to do with the tendon or the repair. It’s the fatty pad under that tendon,” Williams said. “This is just something that occurs and there’s nothing you can really do to stop it when it happens. You just gotta treat it.”Originally, the team and Williams announced that he would seek a second opinion on the knee, but he later changed his mind. “Talking to the training staff and the doctors, they’ve been great with me these past two years and everything I’d been through, so I just kind of put that to the side,” said the third-year running back. “It was a decision, but talking to those guys, I just took it and I was just like, ‘I believe in the things that are being said to me and the things that are being told to me,’ so I didn’t really need to go.”This is an important year for Williams under new head coach Bruce Arians. He needs to stay healthy to prove he’s worth keeping on the roster. During his first two seasons, he has dealt with knee injuries and a shoulder injury that have limited him to five regular season games and only 58 carries. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
The NFL is a “coffee’s for closers” world, and that notion that particularly applies to the quarterback position.You could write down the name of every starting QB in this league and in some fashion or another describe the unique pressure they’re under. Perhaps only Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger are immune.In a recent column on the pressures facing Carson Palmer, SI’s Don Banks suggested that no QB in the league is facing as much of it as the Cards signal caller. 4. Sam Bradford. The Eagles QB could be hearing all sorts of things in 2016. The potential wrath of Eagle fans upset by his trade demands. The scorn of the media pointing out his unwillingness to compete. And the footsteps behind him of Carson Wentz. All while trying to justify a huge payday and impress his next employer. Have fun with that. Top Stories 3. Brock Osweiler. I got 37 million reasons why he’s on the list. He was the QB in waiting for the Super Bowl champs but left it behind for the big payday. The small sample size of work has a Kevin Kolb-feel to it and we all know how that worked out. 5. Jared Goff. The number one pick in St. Louis doesn’t make the five. The number one pick for L.A.’s new (or old) NFL team? Absolutely. Especially for a team that is thought to be just a quarterback away. 2. Tony Romo. At 36 years old that clock is ticking too. With a season lost to injuries a year ago the pressure on Romo is to remain upright because without him, that team has no chance. Others receiving votes: Drew Brees, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, Andy Dalton, Tyrod Taylor. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Even if his pass protection manages to keep him pristine in the pocket, no quarterback in the NFL will face the unrelenting pressure that Arizona’s Carson Palmer will be subjected to this season. And there won’t be any escaping it, at least until January rolls around, when he could make it all go away.That’s the stark reality that Palmer faces in 2016. It boils down to this: After an MVP-level season, Palmer experienced a monumental meltdown in the playoffs for a Cardinals team that was on the cusp of a Super Bowl. And in built-to-win-now Arizona, the Super Bowl remains the goal. There’s pressure of varying degrees on a host of starting quarterbacks this year, but for Palmer, the heat on him is at a whole different level. And it can’t be dismissed for months and months.”I jotted down 14 quarterbacks that are under a type of pressure beyond the norm and ranked the top five. It is a highly subjective, wholly debatable list. But then aren’t they all?1. Carson Palmer. The ticking clock of father time. The window to win of the Arizona Cardinals. The way it all ended and all the steps the organization took to load up for a run in 2016. Yep, it’s Carson. Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 5, 2018 4:59 am PDT NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019.Springsteen on Tuesday posted on Twitter that they hope to be back soon. But The Boss says he wants a break after his “Springsteen on Broadway” show wraps up on Dec. 15 and he’s working on various recording projects.Springsteen says members of the band are out performing with their own projects and deserve support.Springsteen wished his fans “Happy Holidays!”The Associated Press Bruce Springsteen: No tour with E Street band in 2019
July 11, 2014Saturday, July 12, 2014 @7:30 pm at the Colly Soleri Amphitheater.Fun, folksy duo Technicolor Hearts return to Arcosanti, this time on the amphitheater stage.[images: courtesy Technicolor Hearts, text by Arcosanti PR Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo]Using elements of visual and performance art, the duo combine dreamy synthscapes woven in with arts+crafts pop, orchestral layering, raw folk and storybook rhyme.This event is free, but donations are accepted and welcomed.
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