Rabat – Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar will take part, on June 4-5 in Beijing, in the Forum on Chinese-Arab Cooperation to be held under the theme “Establishing a Silk Road Economic Belt and Strengthening Chinese-Arab Joint Development.”Mezouar will deliver a speech on behalf of Morocco, during the Forum, and another speech in his capacity as President of the 141st session of the Council of the Arab League at the level of Foreign Ministers.He will also chair a coordination meeting of Arab foreign ministers and the second working session of the Chinese-Arab Forum, on behalf of the Arab delegation. On the sidelines of the Forum, Mezouar will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of China.
These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Thursday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9985Brazil real 0.3945China renminbi 0.1918Euro 1.4868Hong Kong dollar 0.166742India rupee 0.02013Indonesia rupiah 0.0000980Japan yen 0.01159Malaysia ringgit 0.3031Mexico peso 0.07217N.Z. dollar 0.9488Norway krone 0.1550Peruvian new sol 0.4013Russia rouble 0.02196Saudi riyal 0.3470Singapore dollar 0.9430South Africa rand 0.09995South Korean won 0.001136Sweden krona 0.1533Switzerland franc 1.3598Taiwanese dollar 0.04272Thailand baht 0.03829Turkey lira 0.3691U.K. pound 1.6903U.S. dollar 1.3015Vietnam dong 0.000057
The Bank of Canada is reflected in signage on a bus stop in Ottawa on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent as economic conditions move along largely in line with its expectations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 7, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bank of Canada keeps key rate at 0.5% amid stronger yet uncertain global economy OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent as it sees the stronger world economy continuing to face “undiminished” uncertainty.In making the scheduled announcement Wednesday, the central bank said its decision also came as the economic environments in Canada and abroad had largely moved forward in line with its expectations.“Economic data suggest that global economic conditions have strengthened,” the bank said in a statement.“However, uncertainty, which has been undermining business confidence and dampening investment in Canada’s major trading partners, remains undiminished.”The bank noted how Canada’s economy experienced a healthy rebound in the third quarter from a slump earlier in the year. It also underscored its prediction that Canada would see “more-moderate growth” over the final three months of 2016.The decision to maintain the rate was widely anticipated by experts and came ahead of an announcement next week by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is expected to raise its key interest rate.Last week, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz addressed how the bank views the uncertainty following the U.S. election. He said it was too soon for the central bank to factor the potential impacts of president-elect Donald Trump’s election win into its decision making.The bank said inflation, which it carefully analyzes when making rate decisions, was slightly below what it had anticipated, in large part because of lower food prices.The statement pointed to recent gains in Canadian employment, but noted that considerable economic slack remained present when compared to the United States.On the downside, the central bank said that business investment and non-energy goods exports in Canada continue to “disappoint.”Overall, BMO chief economist Doug Porter said Wednesday he thought the bank’s statement had a relatively “downbeat” tone.But he said he still believes the chances of a rate cut any time soon remain minimal and he expects the bank to leave the rate at 0.5 per cent throughout 2017.“Even with a much-more upbeat financial market environment overall, I think the bank still has significant concerns about the weakness in exports and business investment, in particular,” said Porter, who added that fresh trade data this week showed that, yet again in 2016, the monthly export volumes continued to fall.“Even excluding the resource sector and the energy sector, we’re seeing exporters struggling a bit — and that’s even with a Canadian dollar that most would gauge to be fairly competitive.”The bank’s statement also highlighted recent steps taken by the federal government to try and boost economic growth.“Consumption growth was robust in the third quarter, supported by the new Canada Child Benefit, while the effects of federal infrastructure spending are not yet evident in the (gross domestic product) data,” the bank said in its brief, one-page statement.It predicted that the recent tightening of financing rules for real estate would help slow the continued rise in Canadian household debt.This was the bank’s final rate announcement for 2016. Its next decision, which will be accompanied by a new batch of economic projections, is scheduled for Jan. 17.In October, the Bank of Canada downgraded its growth outlook and Poloz said its governing council actively discussed cutting the key rate before deciding to keep it on hold.Last week, a data release showed the Canadian economy had slightly exceeded expectations in the third quarter to grow at its fastest pace in more than two years.That increase in real gross domestic product by 3.5 per cent marked a rebound from a second-quarter contraction.Experts had predicted the economy to bounce back from the second-quarter slump, which was largely due to oil-production shutdowns linked to May’s Alberta wildfires and scheduled maintenance at oilsands facilities.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
ASA/WISHH personnel meet with newly formed Ghanaian Women Poultry Farmers’ Association in Atlanta, Georgia at the international poultry exposition (IPPE).The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program is managing a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress project in Ghana to strengthen the feed and poultry/egg industries. The project is called AMPLIFIES Ghana.A delegation of leaders from the newly formed Ghanaian Women Poultry Farmers’ Association paid their way to come to the international poultry expo (IPPE) in Atlanta and met with WISHH/ASA staff. This dynamic group of broiler and table egg producers is seeing demand for their products grow and are looking to invest in vertical integration. They are also concerned about the supply of soy protein throughout the year. Ghana both grows soy and, when supplies are tight, imports from the U.S. and other countries.
Former Seattle Seahawks star running back Curt Warner handed off his Vancouver Chevrolet dealership franchise to Alan Webb for an undisclosed price this week. Warner’s inventory of approximately 77 General Motors vehicles, parts and equipment were relocated from his Mill Plain Boulevard facility to Webb’s dealership complex off state Highway 500 and Andresen Road. The cars and trucks will be showcased in and around the larger of two new showroom buildings at the facility. The structure opened in early 2009 for Webb’s Dodge-brand dealership. Webb lost his recently acquired Dodge franchise in June 2009 when Chrysler filed bankruptcy and reduced its dealer network. Dick Hannah Dealerships now sells and services all Chrysler brands in Vancouver.Several former employees of Curt Warner Chevrolet are working for Webb, including GM-certified technicians, sales consultants and administrative employees, said Kamran Panah, a spokesman for Alan Webb, who also sells Mitsubishi, Mazda and Nissan automobiles.“We brought in all of the key people we didn’t have,” Panah said.Webb did not purchase the Curt Warner Chevrolet dealership and showroom. The 16-acre site remains vacant at Southeast Mill Plain Blvd., near Interstate 205. It is expected to be redeveloped.Panah expects shipments of at least 200 more Chevrolets to arrive in the next few weeks. The inventory of 2011 models will include popular makes such as the retro-style Camaro, the new Volt hybrid and diesel pickup trucks with Duramax engines.
See it Angela Lang/CNET Read the AirPods review Your browser does not support the audio element. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice $999 Post a comment Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It Mobile,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $520 at HP Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Comments $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Boost Mobile Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview See at Turo See It See It The Daily Charge $60 at Best Buy $299 at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Share your voice $59 at eBay Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple iPhone XS 4:12 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Rylo Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 7 $999 Galaxy S10 and more: Our big Samsung Unpacked preview… Read the Rylo camera preview Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The Cheapskate 0 Read Google Home Hub review $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $210 at Best Buy DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) On this podcast, we talk about what to expect from Samsung Unpacked on Wednesday.The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Galaxy S10 and more: Our big Samsung Unpacked preview (The 3:59, Ep. 522) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: $155 at Google Express See at Amazon $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon
Sitka senior Thor Becker tests out a special drill bit to raise the gym’s basketball hoops. Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.Manufacturing – like everything else – is becoming more computerized, but instead of replacing craftsmanship, digital technology is opening up possibilities for students to create things in ways that simply weren’t practical five or ten years ago.Three kids at Sitka High School are building a tool – really just a customized piece of metal – to do an unsung, but important, job in the community. And their collaboration points toward a future where we’ll make stuff differently.Download AudioMark Partido operates a metal lathe in the school’s metal shop. Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.This is a story about hardware. But, on the outside chance you’re not into hardware, there is also some impressive footwork.KCAW – “So, where are we at?” Mark – “We’re at an inch and 15-thousanths. I just need to cut 15-thousanths, and we’ll flip it over and do the other side.”This is Mark Partido, a junior, in the school’s metal shop. The room is dim and cavernous. Kids are welding, and grinding metal. There is a constant racket. In the middle of it all, Partido stands balanced on his right foot, and slides his left foot out of his sneaker, and lifts it to his waist to operate the levers and control handles of a huge metal lathe with his toes .Mark Partido was born with arthrogryposis, which limits the use of his lower arms and hands, so he operates the lathe with his toes. Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.I wasn’t expecting to meet Mark. Someday, someone will do a story just about him and the birth defect, arthrogryposis, that has severely limited his use of his lower arms and hands.All I can think of is possibly the dumbest question ever asked.KCAW – “Tell me about running this machine with your feet. Was that a challenge?” Mark – “A little bit. This is one of my favorite machines to work on. Some of the knobs are a little tough, but you get used to it.”Mark is shaping a small cylinder of metal into what will eventually become a drill bit – but it’s not for drilling holes. The bit will power a winch to raise and lower the baskets at Sitka’s community gym. The original part has been lost for years.Robert Miller casts molten aluminum in the shop’s kiln. Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.“My name’s Robert Miller. I’m a senior.”Robert Miller goes by RJ. He made the part Mark is machining, by casting molten aluminum in this kiln in a corner of the shop.“We’re just trying a bunch of methods, making a bunch of different types of them out of different materials,” Miller said. “I did aluminum casting yesterday. Today I think we’re going to do brass. We’ve done steel, but none of them are finished yet.”Mark and RJ are experimenting with different metals, but that is as far as the guesswork goes. They also don’t have blueprints. Instead, the pair are meticulously copying a red plastic prototype made across the hall on a $13,000 machine called a 3D printer.Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.If the metal shop is the brawn – the hands and feet – of this project, the brain is Sitka’s state-of-art Design and Fabrication Lab.Senior Thor Becker shows me how it works.“It’s got to be three-dimensional because what it does is take a nozzle that melted plastic comes out of and prints layer-by-layer,” Becker said. “It starts slowly building up, and it has support material that on the bigger one dissolves away, and on the smaller one just rips away.”The 3D printer is about the size of a mini-fridge. Most of the design work in Sitka’s wood and metal shops starts here, among the rows of computer screens.Thor uses a 3D printer in Sitka’s state-of-art Design and Fabrication Lab. Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.Raising the baskets is important if you want to do anything else in a gym besides play basketball – like volleyball, for example. But for Sitka’s non-profit Hames Center, the $800 replacement part was just too expensive.Thor offered to help.“I took a small bit of just regular ceramics clay down there and wedged it into the hole to get an impression of what was in there, what devices needed to be turned,” he said.He then measured his clay mold, drew the part on the computer, and then clicked on the print button. Thor and RJ and Mark have been fine-tuning it ever since.Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.Only one thing left to do.“Hopefully by the end of the day the metal shop should have the drill bit lathed out and looking nice, and then probably tomorrow I can drive down there and see if it will work,” Thor said.And it really works.“My name is Cindy Edwards. I’m the director of the Hames Center, and I’m watching this incredible kid – he’s a master, and he’s done this magical thing – as I watch the basket lifting to the ceiling as he runs that drill. This is amazing! Wow!”Photo by Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka.This used to take four people, working in 15 minute shifts, about an hour.KCAW – “But it’s a gym. It’s not supposed to be easy.” Edwards – “But this job has been so tedious, that people fall and melt down crying if they have to put the hoop up. And he’s just hitting a button!”Thor poses for a picture with Edwards, but he’s not ready to officially present her with the bit. He’s going to back to the Fab Lab and print another prototype that he thinks will work even better.
Alex Wong/Getty ImagesFormer FBI Director Robert Mueller attends the ceremonial swearing-in of his successor, James Comey, at the FBI headquarters in 2013.In what is sure to ignite another firestorm of debate in polarized Washington, a longtime friend of President Trump said Monday night that Trump is “weighing” whether to dismiss Robert Mueller, the Justice Department special counsel investigating possible ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of the conservative news website Newsmax, made his remarks during an interview on PBS Newshour.“I think he is considering perhaps terminating the special counsel,” Ruddy said. “I think he’s weighing that option… I personally think it would be a significant mistake, even though I don’t think there is a justification [for a special counsel].”The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy’s comments.Press secretary Sean Spicer told NPR’s Tamara Keith, “Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue. With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment.”Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause. It’s unclear whether the president could override those rules and order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.After initially being praised by Republicans and Democrats for his integrity, in recent days Mueller’s impartiality as special counsel has been questioned by some Trump supporters.Mueller and former FBI director James Comey worked closely for years in the George W. Bush administration, when Mueller was FBI director and Comey was deputy attorney general.In his interview Ruddy claimed Trump had interviewed Mueller for the position of FBI director several days before Rosenstein appointed him special counsel.“I think that Mueller shouldn’t have taken the position,” Ruddy said, “if he was under consideration and had a private conversation with the president and was privy maybe to some of his thoughts about that investigation or other matters before the bureau.”For many, the prospect of Mueller’s firing immediately brought to mind the 1973 dismissal of special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal. In what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre, President Richard Nixon ordered then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Cox. Richardson refused and resigned, as did Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Cox was eventually fired by Solicitor General Robert Bork.Rosenstein is scheduled to testify today before both Senate and House subcommittees regarding the Justice Department’s budget, and he is likely to be questioned about Mueller’s status.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
(Updated 4/10/2017) Faculty leaders at Howard University passed a vote of no confidence in the president and provost of the Washington, D.C.-based HBCU. But the vote apparently came as a surprise to some members of the Faculty Senate, the Washington Post has reported.Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. (Screengrab YouTube)Taft Broome, chairman of the faculty senate, said leaders among the group voted no confidence in President Wayne A.I. Frederick and Provost Anthony Wutoh, citing a need for greater transparency and better financial management and leadership.“Considering all the matters at the university, we had asked the president to give us some documents so we could understand his position better,” Broome said in a letter to the full Faculty Senate, according to the Post. “He gave us documents. They weren’t enough.”That’s when a meeting was called and the motion of no confidence put forth, which passed “overwhelmingly,” Broome said.But several Faculty Senate members are questioning the legitimacy of the vote, including the fact that all members were not present.“There’s a real cloud over the process,” said Greg Carr, chairman of the Afro-American Studies Department, according to the Post. “I’m certainly not satisfied that procedure was followed correctly.”Others say Frederick inherited a university already beleaguered by problems and that he has been doing a good job of turning things around.“A vote of no confidence is deeply troubling, wholly unjustified and counterproductive to Howard’s goals,” wrote Stacey Mobley, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, in a letter to the faculty senate.He added, “The assertions in the letter are not accurate representations and paint a dim picture of Howard’s current reality. Although we still have many challenges in front of us, many of President Frederick’s accomplishments are already steadily moving the University forward.”According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, this is the third time within the last month that there has been a vote of no confidence in the leadership of a Black university, with faculty members at both Kentucky State University and Morehouse College expressing no confidence in their board chairs. At Morehouse, the vote against Chairman Robert Davidson was in response to the Board’s January decision not to renew the contract of the college’s president, John S. Wilson when his term expires in June, as the AFRO previously reported. Faculty said they are not being involved in the decision-making process, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.Things further came to a head on April 7 when the Board of Trustees announced it had removed Wilson preemptively as well as Chairman Davidson and other board leadership.“The Board acknowledges it has heard the voices of students, faculty, alumni and many other key members of the Morehouse family, who have called upon all of those who love this historic institution to put aside our differences and put Morehouse and our mission first,” the trustees said of the action in a statement.
“Much Abird About Nothing.” It’s college reunion time! Who’d have thought that it’s already been fifteen years since Keg-Stand Craig and the new Dad on the block went to college? This one’s like a buddy cop comedy, only there are no cops and more avoiding old flames while trying to stifle an existential breakdown, bro.”DREAM DADDY #1 (W): Wendy Xu (A & C): Ryan Maniulit (L): Hassan Otsmane-ElhaouIf you’re not already a fan of the game Dream Daddy, you’re missing out on one of the cutest (and depending on the dad, most frustrating. Talking about you Joseph) games that you’ll ever play. Dream Daddy is a dating sim visual novel available now on Steam. The story has you, a single dad, moving into a cul de sac with your daughter Amanda. The cul de sac is also surrounded by seven different dads. The mission? Date each of the dads to see who’s right for you.via Oni PressThe game was developed and published by Game Grumps, directed by Tyler J. Hutchison and written by Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw. The one cute thing about the game is how much you can play it without getting bored. It’s rare for a game to do that and with this one, you can mix and match your choices. Change anything you desire and fiddle around with some options. It was only a matter of time when we would get some more from this hit game, and we got it in the form of romantic and pure comics that set our hearts on fire.Wendy Xu takes the lead in the first issue of this limited series. She takes one of the best dads of the game, Craig, and leads him into a friendship turned lovers situation that’s a sweeter execution than you can possibly imagine. Xu’s narrative is so very very dear and darling. I love when romance in comics is just that, romance. There’s no bells or whistles about it, and once you start, there’s a great payoff at the end and maybe kisses and fireworks. Xu delivers that to us in an endearing way that makes you squee.via Oni PressWhat makes this such a great story to start out in the series is Xu bringing in the established friendship of Craig and the dad. She didn’t have to. She could go back to when they met. However, Xu amplifies that history within her story. She expands upon it in a way that becomes just a slow-burn of a friendship turning into something more in one night. It doesn’t feel like it’s pushing it in your face or hurrying to finish the story for you. It feels like a smooth transition from one stage to the next. Xu keeps this story down to earth and sensible for both the dads and grounds the story for the reader. Sometimes in romance that’s very hard to do. Xu nails every single beat and produces something that you’ll dream of wanting yourself.Ryan Maniulit’s art in Dream Daddy #1 makes you feel all those warm and fuzzy feelings inside. Maniulit’s art is an eye-catching yet extremely expressive in every panel that makes you grin like a madman. The expressive part is captured within the facial expressions of the characters. I laughed every single time the dad and Craig made faces, but that’s all due to Maniulit’s incredible talent in visually telling the story. He creates hilarious and adorable moments within his art. He can also draw the best hot dad bod that will leave you drooling for days.via Oni PressManiulit’s colors create picturesque, romantic moods. As you get to the middle of the comic, Craig and the dad are looking out at the sunset. He uses stunning low-light purple, reds, and magentas to capture that moment for them. The entire comic relies on that lovely friendly mood between them. It then all combines into those three panels towards the end and Maniulit without a doubt puts you in the mood for love.Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou letters wonderfully, but he also letters in a way that brings this last pieces of the puzzle into this romance between our leads. He places in a way that lets the dialogue flow freely, with each balloon placement lined perfectly so you can absorb Xu’s script as well as Maniulit’s art. He also highlights and capture those sweet moments in the script and knows how to vary that placement as well. Also, he doesn’t cover up the dad bod so frankly, he just did a good job all around as far as we’re concerned.via Oni PressDream Daddy #1 is all you’ll ever want and need in a romance comic. It’s going to be exciting to see where this series will take us. This creative team came out of the gate with a solid and superb first issue. One provides readers a sweet and charming ideal romance that everyone will want. Dream Daddy #1 is now available on ComiXology and your local comic shop.Looking for another great read, check out our Buy This! column each week for New Comic Book Day. Want to support great indie creators, we’ve got 5 Kickstarter campaigns to kick money to. But as always stay on top of all things graphic novel here. ‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast UniverseDamon Lindelof Starts Beef With Alan Moore Ahead of HBO’s ‘Watch… Stay on target
June 20, 2007 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now It wasn’t too long ago that intranets–internal company websites–were considered the redheaded stepchild of a business’s technology efforts. Once reserved for HR policies and company documents, intranets took a back seat to the company’s website as an underdeveloped–and rarely used–tool for employees.But many are turning their attention back to their intranet and discovering cool new ways to engage employees. Whether it’s MySpace-style profiles or video sharing, intranets have expanded from a corporate bulletin board to a social networking tool.Intranets in ActionInteractive promotion company ePrize, based in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, expanded its intranet nearly 18 months ago to include more employee-centric features, including an area called the “Water Cooler” where employees can sell personal items, such as extra concert tickets and homes, and post announcements, such as needing a sub for the company’s softball team. Employees can also log into the system each morning to order from a daily lunch menu. The $4 lunches are automatically deducted from their paycheck and delivered that afternoon.Another new feature ePrize employees enjoy is the ability to create personal profile pages that include contact info, languages spoken, birthdays and wedding anniversaries.”The intranet is the way we stay connected and network within our company,” says Alesya Opelt, senior marketing director. “It isn’t a place reserved for boring HR guidelines and document sharing. We use our intranet as a place to interact, build and document our culture, and to get to know each other beyond just an e-mail address.”Developing intranets that allow employees to interact using the same tools they’re used to outside the workplace is a new trend many businesses are exploring successfully. Lois Paul & Partners, a public relations company headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, recently expanded its intranet from the usual company announcements, info and links to resources, by creating an “LP&P Underground” blog. The blog serves as an outlet for employees to talk about topics that interest them outside of work, such as the latest in pop culture, TV shows, music and other random topics.”It’s a nice way to take a break from the busy day to talk about something fun,” says Kristin Cronin, senior account representative. “It’s also a good way to get to know fellow employees a little bit better.”Cronin adds that the blog has been a great way for newer employees to engage with employees that have been with the company longer, and despite business owners’ fears, it hasn’t cut into productivity. “People here work hard and know when they have a few minutes to browse the latest blog posts and when they don’t,” she says. “Blog entries can be a quick thing that the multi-tasking Gen Yers, and even the Gen Xers, can handle with little interruption to work.”The AppealThis attempt to reach twentysomething employees is the crux of the new “social” intranet movement. As more and more Generation Y employees enter the workplace, employers have to find new and different ways to get employees involved.”What’s happening is people are gathering in intranet chat rooms to have events people used to have in a conference room,” says Richard Laermer, author of Punk Marketing and CEO of RLM PR, which helped its client Comcast be recognized as one of 2007’s “10 Best Intranets” by the Nielson Norman Group. “It’s a fun way to participate without having to go to a sock hop or company picnic, which is hard for people these days, who work more than they ever did,” Laermer adds.He encourages business owners to let employees share industry-related stories and video on the intranet. He refers to this as “edutainment”–the ability to blend educational material about the company and its field.”The last thing employees want to see on the company intranet is the company handbook,” he says. “Have a good time with it–put up videos and hold online chat sessions instead of meetings. Employers who set up intranets need to remember, it’s not supposed to be a brochure; it’s supposed to be ‘intra’-active.”Dr. Gerry McCartney, CIO of Purdue University, agrees. While other CIOs are trying to discourage viewing video online, he decided that if that’s how people want to communicate, then that’s the medium he should use. His video blog, Vignettes, engages his staff more than any e-mail or newsletter ever could, he says.McCartney sees the increasing use of Web 2.0 technologies as the future of the intranet. He predicts that as we move toward communicating more on mobile devices, businesses will begin delivering communication to employees via text messaging and providing access to the intranet through employees’ cell phones.Whatever stage your intranet is in, it’s time to pull it out of the past and start treating it as the valuable tool it is. Whether you’re connecting employees to important information or connecting them to each other, the intranet has become a powerful new way to internally strengthen your business. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free September 9, 2013 4 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Ads will likely arrive on Instagram within the next year, as Facebook seeks to develop sources of revenue for the digital property it purchased in April 2012. But at this point it is anyone’s guess how the photo-sharing service’s users will react when ads do start showing up.Instagram, created in 2010, has long been a playground for hip young people and the brands that market to them. So far, it has managed to retain its image despite a $1 billion sale to Facebook and incredible user growth, going from about 30 million users at the time of acquisition to more than 150 million today. In a blog post Sunday, Instagram said that it had added 50 million monthly users in the past six months alone.The app has been expanding not only in sheer numbers but also geographically. More than 60 percent of Instagram users now live outside the U.S., the company said.Going corporateIn its early days, Instagram’s anti-corporate image attracted users “who didn’t want to be associated with the giant on the block,” says Brian Blau, research director in consumer technologies at Gartner. So will ads represent a tipping point in user sentiment? Maybe not. Blau points to a pattern with social networks and other free services in which, when ads are introduced, “people complain, there is a sort of backlash or revolt” at first, but ultimately the outcry diminishes and most users become habituated to the ads.Related: Why Short Videos Are Wildly Popular Over Social MediaBut much will depend on how Instagram rolls out its ads, and on what kind they are. The team is considering ads in the Discover tab as well as the search function, according to The Wall Street Journal. And ads in users’ photo feed, similar to those featured on Facebook’s news feed and Tumblr’s timeline, should not be ruled out.Ads built around the Discover feature would be less obtrusive than ads in the photo feed, though marketers may be dissatisfied with the lack of front-and-center placement. But users who access the Discover tab are actively looking for new content, so that may be a natural place to fit ads, Blau says. Ads in the timeline would allow for a higher volume of ads, but they might clash with “the sort of social browsing that users are doing,” he says.Low volume, high growthWherever the ads are placed, Instagram may introduce them at a low volume so that its users have time to adjust to the new state of things. Indeed, Instagram’s focus on tremendous growth may represent a hedge against the user flight that may occur once ads are introduced. A service with 150 million users can stand to lose a few here and there.More than that, a huge and growing user base will allow Instagram to charge brands more for ads on its platform. That may mean Instagram will be able to hit revenue targets without drowning its users in display advertising. Emily White, Instagram’s director of business operations, told The Wall Street Journal there is no immediate pressure to make money. Whereas Yahoo moved quickly to implement revenue strategies for Tumblr, at least some of which had been in the works prior to the acquisition, Facebook is playing a longer game with Instagram.But Tumblr could be a role model for Instagram in at least one way. The microblogging platform’s introduction of timeline ads “doesn’t really seem to have hurt them,” Blau says, though he adds that no analytics have been released yet to give a definitive picture.Related: Instagram Tells App Developers Not to Use ‘Insta’ or ‘Gram’ in Their Names Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
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A leading theologian has called on the Archbishop to refrain from making inflammatory statements, especially when referring to refugees from the Middle East, which has caused a stir on social media.Andreas Pitsilidis, a critic of Archbishop Chrysostomos for his conservative and often extremist views on the national issue, religious education and the LGBT community, urged the primate of the Church of Cyprus on Wednesday to stop making inflammatory statements aimed at refugees from the Middle East, which are against the law and poison the Cypriot identity.Chrysostomos has put himself in hot water again, this time with his message read out in all churches on Christmas Day, in which he claimed the arrival of Middle Eastern refugees to Cyprus was another machination of Turkey to gain control of the island.In his message, the archbishop said that the island is facing many dangers, among them Turkification, demographic collapse, the flight of youth abroad in search of work, cultural decay, the disconnection of the Orthodox tradition from the Greek Cypriot identity, and linguistic alienation.To all this, he said, is added the threat of alteration of the national identity of the government-controlled areas “due to the forwarding on behalf of Turkey of a large number of Muslims, so-called immigrants”.“All these ‘immigrants’ do not come here just for the fat allowances we so generously offer to them. They come, or rather sent here, to alter our national and cultural identity with visible the danger as described in Exodus (1.10) … ‘if war breaks out, they will join our enemies’,” the archbishop’s message said.Chrysostomos called on the government and political parties to join forces and fight against these risks effectively.After word got out of the archbishop’s Christmas message, social media was inundated with posts against the church leader and his stance on refugees.The only political party to react was the opposition Akel that criticised the archbishop of spreading “intolerance rather than love, pettiness not solidarity”.The archbishop’s extreme and divisive political views, the party said, are a criminal offence, stressing that this is not the first time he makes provocative statements.Akel also criticised politicians who do not react to these statements, among them President Nicos Anastasiades and his administration, who with their passive stance encourage the archbishop to continue acting in such a way.“Beyond that, the archbishop’s provocative statements are an insult to the Church, Christian values and our culture in general,” Akel said.The poisonous views of the archbishop, the party said, do not represent all those who believe in love and solidarity, which are the true messages of Christmas.Speaking to Sigma TV on Wednesday, Pitsillides said he agrees with Akel and doesn’t find their statement harsh at all.“What the man is doing is forbidden by law. He ought to stop doing this,” Pitsillides said.Rather, he ought to send out a message of unity, Pitsillides said.The archbishop’s statements, Pitsillides said, “poison and alter our identity”.Some people on Facebook compared Chrysostomos’ Christmas message to that of Pope Francis, who made a call for everyone to embrace all children, including child refugees that flee their war-torn countries.The archbishop irked many last year over his comments that he would tell school children that homosexuality was a sin and unnatural and that one ought to struggle to overcome it.Accept-LGBT filed an official complaint against Chrysostomos with the attorney-general for promoting hatred based on sexual orientation or gender identity, which was dismissed by the latter last May. The AG found that Chrysostomos’ remarks, while “intense,” were not directed at a particular group based on their ethnic background or religion.You May Like2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksThese 2019 Cars Cost Under $20k2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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who prevented competition and prevented others from entering Even if you manufacture an obsolete car you were near monopoly player because others were all swept "Post 1991 that changed I think to a large extent it is symbolic of what’s happening to India You take any profession Just because your father was a great lawyer or you were doctor or you had family business does not matter" Jaitley said Noting that India’s character is also changing to be more youthful certainly post independence generation he said that is why state after state one will now find merit-based leadership "There is still a large number of political parties which crowd around a family Their strength will depend on the capacity of the current generation to hold it together And I think the Congress is losing out on that" he said adding that "in the few states left with the Congress it does not seem to be doing very well" Citing examples he said "Factionalism in Kerala has spoilt its image In Tamil Nadu it is 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because there are some practicalities that are attached to the change in currency and the notes that have been changed So it is going to be difficult Everybody is finding it difficult” However Shahid is all for tolerating these difficulties if the same can stop corruption “If it leads to less corruption less black money and less fake money which is also a big issue that we are facing then it is a bold step and we are in the right direction” averred Shahid For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Published: July 25 2017 4:50 pm Victoria and Abdul is directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears and stars Bollywood actor Ali Fazal and Hollywood legend Dame Judi Dench Related News Film Victoria and Abdul starring Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal is making some good buzz After its much loved trailer came out over a month ago now the first character poster of Ali Fazal in his regal avatar has been released Everybody is excited to watch Ali sharing screen space with Dame Judi Dench in this period drama as Abdul Kari Ali Fazal looks royal and poised in the new poster that has released today We caught up with the actor himself and asked how it feels to shared screen space with a legendary actor like Dench in an international film of such a huge stature Ali said “Consolata Boyle Consolata Boyle Consolata… and a little bit of me And a whole lot of Universal studios – in creating the beautiful images that will carry this film to an era we all have taken from… an era that shaped humanity in many ways I am so proud to be part of such a piece in time and at the right time Reasons are many and they are right” Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the poster which was retweeted by Ali First look poster of Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim from #VictoriaAndAbdul… Stars Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal… Sept 2017 release pictwittercom/8F4XWmACHW — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 24 2017 Victoria and Abdul is directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears and produced by Focus Features and BBC Films The film is based on a real life inspired book by Shrabani Basu and tells the tale of the final years of Queen Victoria in the late 1800s United Kingdom when she developed a special friendship with an Indian clerk The story tells the endearing tale of an unlikely bond and the rise of Abdul Karim as one of the most influential court man in the Victorian Empire The film is all set for a release on September 15 in the UK followed by an Indian release soon after For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsLucknow:Even as the Uttar Pradesh government went into damage control mode following the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital including many due to disruption in the oxygen supply the owner of a firm that supplied oxygen to the hospital said his contract had ended in March and was not renewed Parveen Modi owner of Pushpa Sales company which used to supply oxygen to the Baba Raghav Das Medical College categorically denied that it had the tender to do so Ward of BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur PTI He told media persons that his contract with the hospital had ended in March and was not renewed While it is a practice that till new tender formalities are not completed the supplier is asked to continue as a stop gap arrangement in this case it was not done he said The contract of Pushpa Sales company was ended and the contract given to a new firm from Allahabad — Imperial Gas — after the BJP government came to power this year Parveen Modi said that till date Rs 20 lakh payment was pending with the hospital and that he had supplied liquid oxygen on Friday too after a request was made by the Divisional Commissioner "I did so completely on humanitarian grounds" he said and denied reports that he had disrupted the oxygen supply over non-payment of dues "I have supplied 200 cylinders after the request made by officials" he added "Dues exist but we were not serving the hospital oxygen since March" he clarified In more embarrassment for the state government it has come to light that the staff of the Central Oxygen Pipeline Plant had written to the head of the paediatrics department of the hospital warning them of dwindling oxygen stock They had forewarned that the shortage could hit the patients admitted in various wards specially the children However it appears that the warning fell on deaf ears and that no advance arrangements were made for the oxygen Follow the liveblog here Updated: February 19 2014 9:32 am Delhi also appears to be ready to consider positively Beijing’s invitation last week to join China in the construction of a “Maritime Silk Route” between the Pacific and Indian Oceans Reuters Related News There is a huge difference of course between agreeing to discuss and collaborating with China on large transborder projects SILK ROUTES As China reconfigures India’s neighbourhood through its active promotion of new silk routes — over the Great Himalayas and across the Indian Ocean — New Delhi must make up its mind on how best to respond That Delhi is shedding some of its past defensiveness is evident from the UPA government’s recent decision to discuss the Chinese proposal for the so-called BCIM Corridor that will integrate eastern India Bangladesh Myanmar and southwestern China Delhi also appears to be ready to consider positively Beijing’s invitation last week to join China in the construction of a “Maritime Silk Route” between the Pacific and Indian Oceans There is a huge difference of course between agreeing to discuss and collaborating with China on large transborder projects China has been pushing the BCIM corridor at least since the late 1990s India’s default position was to duck and fume The reluctance in Delhi’s foreign and security establishments against any overland connectivity projects with Beijing has been deep and is tied to the difficult political relationship and unresolved boundary dispute Delhi has also been wary of China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean which it sees as India’s backyard While Delhi fretted China has over the last decade and a half dramatically expanded its connectivity over land and sea with India’s neighbours in the subcontinent In the north China built the spectacular Tibet Railway to Lhasa and is planning to extend it to Nepal To the east Beijing plans to build road and rail connections to Bangladesh through Myanmar China has built a twin pipeline system that will move oil and natural gas from Myanmar’s Arakan coast to the Yunnan province It also has plans to build a road and rail corridor parallel to the pipelines In the west China is modernising the trans-Karakoram highway linking China’s Xinjiang province and Pakistan’s northern territories It is now ready to invest billions of dollars to develop what is being called the “Kashgar Corridor” that will connect Xinjiang province with the Arabian Sea In the south China has built new ports in Hambantota Sri Lanka and Gwadar Pakistan As its economic interests grow rapidly in the Indian Ocean Beijing is looking to develop maritime infrastructure all across the littoral as part of a new maritime silk route INSULAR INDIA Together the Chinese projects compel us to rethink our long-held assumptions about India’s physical space The Great Himalayas are no longer a protective barrier for the subcontinent as Chinese economic power now radiates out of inner Asia and connects markets and peoples that were once considered remote In the Indian Ocean we have focused for centuries on Western primacy As China becomes the world’s foremost trading nation with an increasingly powerful navy Beijing is all set to redefine India’s maritime environment In boldly re-engineering the subcontinent’s physical environment Beijing is behaving much like the British Raj which sought to open new trade routes between India and inner Asia and develop connectivity with Xinjiang Tibet and Yunnan The difference of course is in the scale of the resources that China can mobilise today If Beijing is reviving the Raj tradition Delhi has largely forgotten it If Partition physically shrunk India and separated it from many adjoining regions an inward-looking economic policy devalued external transport corridors India has finally woken up in recent years to the implications of Chinese infrastructure projects in the subcontinent and beyond Although Delhi now mutters the mantra of connectivity its ability to turn words into deeds has been less than impressive CHINA PLUS In responding to China’s silk route development around the subcontinent and the Indian Ocean Delhi must discard any residual notion that it can build a “great wall” against Chinese economic influence in its neighbourhood Nor should India believe economic cooperation with China will in itself help resolve Delhi’s other political disputes with Beijing The next government in Delhi must outline a bold vision for connectivity in India’s frontier regions and across borders and identify a set of ambitious projects If China can be useful in implementing some of them Delhi must go ahead without any political hesitation For India China is not the only option Japan has been eager to build corridors between India and Southeast Asia Multilateral institutions like the Asian Development Bank have long been eager to develop transborder projects between India and its neighbours It is Delhi that has fallen short until now in geo-economic imagination and pragmatic project implementation The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: September 12 2017 11:45 pm Yulia Lipnitskaya said she wished she had spoken out earlier about her eating disorder (Source: AP) Top News Olympic figure skating champion Yulia Lipnitskaya has spoken about her battle with anorexia The 19-year-old Russian’s gold medal in the team event at the 2014 Sochi Games with a program themed around the movie “Schindler’s List” made her the youngest Olympic skating champion since 1936 However she struggled to maintain that success and her mother revealed last month she had retired from the sport following treatment for anorexia Lipnitskaya said she wished she had spoken out earlier about her eating disorder “Anorexia is a 21st-century illness and it’s fairly common Unfortunately not everyone can cope with it” Lipnitskaya said in an interview released Tuesday by the Russian Figure Skating Federation “My only regret is that I didn’t do this before because it’s all carried on not just for one year or two or three” Lipnitskaya’s last competition a Grand Prix event in November was a far cry from her Olympic triumph Unable to tackle the big jumps in her free program she stopped the skate with tears in her eyes The judges allowed her to resume after a break but she finished 12th in last place Officials said Lipnitskaya was injured She entered residential treatment for anorexia in Israel two months later “After the Cup of Russia I came home and put my skates in a closet and I haven’t seen them since” she said “I’m no longer drawn to the ice” Lipnitskaya said that when she entered the clinic in January she assumed she would still continue her skating career Two things happened to persuade her otherwise First sessions with psychologists helped her to realize she wanted to put her health first Second her stay in the clinic proved a little more isolated that she had planned “After the first week there on a free day my phone was stolen and obviously that broke my whole connection to the outside world” she said “It’s only now that I understand why it happened to me It was for me to really think about what’s happening in my life It played a very important role” Lipnitskaya said “I had even more time to work on my health and to think what I’d do after leaving the clinic” With a tendency toward curt clipped speech and sometimes biting self-criticism Lipnitskaya stood out in the relentlessly upbeat world of figure skating In Russia her young age and a very public hug at the Olympics from President Vladimir Putin made her a household name She found it hard to cope with fame “Ever since childhood I’ve been a very strong introvert” Lipnitskaya said “Speaking with an unfamiliar person meant I had to make a real effort” Lipnitskaya said she has become “chattier” but doesn’t think she needs “to get into every newspaper or onto every TV show when they invite me I don’t welcome that and I won’t do it” That approach marks Lipnitskaya out as the temperamental opposite of Russia’s other skating star from the 2014 Olympics Adelina Sotnikova who won the individual gold medal has embraced the celebrity lifestyle as a regular on TV including the Russian edition of “Dancing With The Stars” The announcement of Lipnitskaya’s retirement sparked a frenzy in Russian media Lipnitskaya said she has been forced to deny various unfounded theories about her decision and that a man who claimed to be her father on Russian state TV was an impostor What comes next for Lipnitskaya isn’t clear For now she’s focusing on education and hopes to enter college next year possibly as a prelude to a career in sports management She said she has found happiness regularly riding up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) on horseback in the countryside near Moscow Her horse Dakota is “tall with a model appearance and a lovely personality” the former Olympic skating champion said “It’s just like a dream” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | St Petersburg | Updated: June 25 2017 2:06 pm Coach Fernando Santos said the teams were prevented from training on it the day before the game Top News The relaid pitch at the St Petersburg stadium was criticised again on Saturday this time by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Fernando Santos after their 4-0 win over New Zealand in the Confederations Cup The 68000-seat stadium the home of Russian football powerhouse Zenit will be a flagship venue at the 2018 World Cup It will also host the final of the current tournament next Sunday The pitch had to be hastily relaid after severe criticism from football officials when it cut up badly during the inaugural match there in April It appeared to survive the previous Confederations Cup games between Russia and New Zealand and Cameroon and Australia but Ronaldo reopened the wounds on Saturday complaining that the grass was too long “It was a difficult pitch where the grass was somewhat too long and it was almost impossible to play better than we did” he told Portuguese media after picking up his third successive man-of-the-match award Coach Fernando Santos said the teams were prevented from training on it the day before the game “It’s an excellent stadium but it’s a shame the pitch has problems” he told reporters “FIFA know about this and I hope that in a week’s time it will be better” “I hope they can get the pitch in better condition because it’s always important for the quality of the match especially where you have teams which are technically strong and fast” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: March 25 2017 6:59 pm Rajinikanth is considered to replace Shah Rukh Khan as Malacca tourism ambassador Related News The massive fan following of superstar Rajinikanth in Malaysia is no secret His popularity grew manifold after the release of Kabali So much so that the Malaysian government is considering him to replace Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as Malacca’s tourism ambassador Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has pitched the idea of approaching Rajinikanth for the job while speaking at Dewan Rakyat recently His suggestion also received a favourable response from the other MPs One of the MPs opined that Shah Rukh has not been very successful in increasing the tourism in Malacca “What is your opinion if we appoint Rajinikanth who starred in Kabali as tourism ambassador, On average,I took the sample to Amritsar and showed it to Baljinder Singh. 22,S. (Source: AP) Top News Manchester United have scored 21 goals in their opening seven Premier League games but former Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish believes they will take a more defensive approach at Anfield on Saturday. the England great was asked how he learnt about hiding the ball. they tested negative for glucose and starch.
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