Two years ago, Nida Shaikh, Shifa Qureshi, Kusum Chaudhry, Anu Kumavat, and Pooja Doddi, classmates and close friends, were very disturbed. Their friend Bushira Shaikh was quitting school.This was not unusual in Holy Mother School, where they were all students of Class VI. The school sits in a low-income, high-density slum area in Malwani, a Mumbai suburb, and many other girls had quit school because of the lack of family support. And not unusually, Ms. Bushira’s family couldn’t afford the fees. But her friends decided this was no reason for her to quit. The five went around the community, collecting money, and soon Ms. Bushira was back in school.Crusading spirit Inspired by their success, the girls decided they would now get others also back to school. They went door-to-door, talking to parents about the importance of sending girls to school and collecting money to pay fees for those who couldn’t afford it. “Some parents listened patiently,” Ms. Nida says. “But most of them refused to be convinced. We were unable to collect much funds either.” Come 2016, the girls found a new ally when Jasmine Bala joined their school as a Teach for India (TFI) Fellow. Ms. Bala was impressed by their comittment. “They wanted to be changemakers in their communities and make a positive impact,” she says. “These girls are critical thinkers and are aware of the issues in their community, the foremost being the suppression of young girls. There is a high drop-out rate of girls from secondary classrooms.” Another challenge is the high incidence of alcoholism, drug abuse and abuse of girl children in the area, Ms. Bala says. “We wanted to instil confidence and help them step out of their homes without compromising their safety,” she adds.Ms. Bala helped the group get more organised. And this year the girls, all aged between 12 and 14, started Project Balika.Firsthand experienceThe initial focus of Project Balika was to convince families of the importance of education for girls. But this was not easy. Parents often refused to listen, firm in their belief that a girl’s goal must be to marry and raise a family. Hence, learning household chores was considered more important. The project’s founders knew this first-hand. Ms. Kusum, who scored 92% in Class VII and excels in English, says, “My father too does not want me to pursue higher education, though I am good in academics.”Thanks to their refusal to accept the status quo, the five trailblazers inspired many more to join their effort. Balika’s group of changemakers has now grown to 40, and they have impacted more than 200 young girls and women in Malwani. They want to take that number to 500 next year.The project now runs a number of activities aimed at empowering girls to take up leadership positions, tackling issues of gender discrimination, safety of girls in the community, and improving health. “All the work, from coordinating with government officials to meeting with headmasters of schools to working with various community members, is done by us,” says Ms. Shifa proudly. Balika also runs free English-speaking classes twice a week for young mothers and school dropouts.“I have been teaching English to eight mothers for a month,” says Mahek Bilal, 20. “I have started with alphabets, as they had never studied English before.” Shama Shaikh, 34, who joined the class last week, is ecstatic: “I was good at stud- ies and dreamt of becoming a teacher, but I was unable to continue after Class VIII because of family pressre and financial constraints. Now, if I learn English, I can help my kids with their studies. And if given an opportunity, I may even seek a job!”Yasmin Khan, 30, from a small village near Lucknow, also had to drop out of school after Class VIII, when her family arranged her marriage and she moved to Mumbai to join her husband. “After marriage, I never got an opportunity to re-join classes. By learning English, I can at least give home tuitions and earn for the family,” she says.Going beyond academics Ms. Anu says, “We spread awareness on menstrual health, nutrition and safety of girls around schools in Malwani.” The project members want to install a vending machine in their school to enable girls to get subsidised sanitary pads. So far, Balika’s funds have come from individual donations, but Ms. Bala hopes they can access Corporate Social Responsibility funds as well. This will help the programme expand to other repressed communities in Mumbai, she says.Monthly reviewTo track the leadership journey of each girl, Ms. Bala holds a monthly meet where high-performing girls work with female mentors. “Currently, there are 50 mentors who work with the children and check their progress.” The teaching isn’t one-way, though. “The girls have been invited to deliver lectures to first and second year students at the Narsee Monjee and Government Law College on the importance of student leadership and performance management trackers for leadership development.”Looking back, Ms. Pooja says that she is happy they have helped so many girls re-enrol. But, she adds, “I really wish Balika can convince every parent to send their daughter to school so they can have careers of their choice.” Her personal plan? Apply for a TFI fellowship and become a teacher like Jasmine Didi. “And then, run an education NGO!”Follow Malwani’s changemakers on Facebook.com/projectbalika
Kavita Singh. | Photo Credit: Amarnath Tewary In conversation with Hena ShahabIt’s 7.30 a.m. and a motley crowd has gathered outside the modest home of imprisoned “Sultan of Siwan” Mohd. Shahabuddin in Pratapur village. Over two dozen SUVs are parked outside. Some of the occupants are sitting beneath trees, while others form a semi-circle on the verandah of the old house. Fully covered in burkha and hijab, Hena Shahab, Shahabuddin’s wife, is standing on the half-closed doorsill and instructing a group about the day’s campaign. Contesting the Lok Sabha poll on an RJD ticket, Ms. Shahab takes some time off to respond to questions.You have become mature now… earlier in the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha polls you were a contestant with very few words on your lips.Paristhithi sab kuch sikha deti hai (The situation makes you learn everything).This time your fight is against the wife of another don… how do you see the challenge?I don’t see any challenge. And moreover, I do not wish to make any comment on others. I want to focus only on my work and leave the rest to the people of Siwan who know well what my husband has done for them and what others have done.After losing twice, how do you think you’ll win this time?I lost in the 2009 parliamentary poll because I got very little time and I was a new entrant in politics… I could hardly speak at that time. In 2014 it was “Modi wave” that swept the poll. But this time, I’ve got experience and people too have realised what PM Modi promised them and what he has fulfilled. All the people cannot be cheated all the time.Who do you find a better politician — Lalu Prasad or Nitish Kumar? And why?Lalu Prasad always. He is the only mass leader of Bihar who cares for the downtrodden and becomes their voice. He doesn’t change, he doesn’t betray his people.Do you miss your husband?Yes, I miss him a lot… the people of Siwan miss him a lot.In conversation with Kavita SinghIt’s 11. 30 a.m. and the blistering heat has forced everyone indoors, including Kavita Singh, the NDA candidate and wife of gangster Ajay Singh. Mr. Singh has been challenging Mohd. Shahabuddin’s sway in Siwan for several years. The couple are inside a local BJP leader’s house in the town. Mr. Singh, surrounded by a few of his men, is busy on his mobile phone asking people to ensure his wife’s victory. Ms. Singh, who has been MLA twice, comes out after some time. Resplendent in yellow sari, bangles, gold earrings, finger rings, mangal sutra and a tattoo of her husband’s name on her right hand, she appears more articulate than her husband. She speaks like a seasoned politician. How do you feel contesting the Lok Sabha poll for the first time?Not much difference, except that we have to visit more people in more areas. But I’m getting an overwhelming response everywhere as people have made up their mind to bring Ram Rajya in Siwan with Modi ji as Prime Minister.How do you find Hena Shahab as a challenger?Everyone knows in Siwan who she is. She has been defeated twice in the last two parliamentary polls and she will be defeated for the third time as well.But you too are a wife of a don accused in several criminal cases.All the cases lodged against my husband are false and politically motivated. He is a desh-bhakt (patriot) and has been challenging the reign of terror unleashed in Siwan. If he is a gangster, why have people voted to elect me as an MLA twice? I feel bad when people call him a don.What are the issues you raise when asking people to vote for you?Desh ko bachana hai, Modi ji ko phir ek baar PM banana hain (We’ve to protect our country and make Modi ji our Prime Minister again). I also tell people about the development work done by Nitish Kumar’s government in the State.Who is a better leader Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad or PM Modi?In the country it is Modi ji and in the State it is Nitish ji.
All galaxies are thought to have supermassive black holes at their center. These start out small—with masses equivalent to between 100 and 100,000 suns—and build up over time by consuming the gas, dust, and stars around them or by merging with other black holes to reach sizes measured in millions or billions of solar masses. Such binge eating usually takes billions of years, but a team of astronomers was stunned to discover what is, in galactic terms, a monstrous baby: a gigantic black hole of 12 billion solar masses in a barely newborn galaxy, just 875 million years after the big bang. The researchers report online in Nature today that they were scouring through several astronomical surveys looking for bright objects in the very early universe called quasars, galaxies that burn very bright because their central black holes are consuming material so fast. The monster they found (depicted in this artist’s impression) is roughly 3000 times the size of our Milky Way’s central black hole. To have grown to such a size in so short a time, it must have been munching matter at close to the maximum physically possible rate for most of its existence. Its large size and rate of consumption also makes it the brightest object in that distant era, and astronomers can use its bright light to study the composition of the early universe: how much of the original hydrogen and helium from the big bang had been forged into heavier elements in the furnaces of stars.
Amir said he was very fond of cricket and used to watch Amir said he was very fond of cricket and used to watch the international matches on television at the home of other people. “When I was in Class VII, I once went to watch a match in a neighbours house. They switched off the television and forced me out. “I felt very bad but being cricket crazy, I looked for a hole in the window and when they switched on the TV, I peeped through the hole to watch the match,” he said. With determination, Amir started practicising the game and after many tries succeeded in holding the bat and throwing the ball. “I adopted various techniques to overcome the challenge of being armless,” Amir said. While following his love for cricket, Amir started his battle to be independent. He learned how to use his feet to write, to bathe, to shave and even to change clothes. “He is not dependent on anyone. He does all his work by himself,” Amirs father, Bashir, said. Bashir had to sell his sawmill and a part of his agriculture land to meet the expenses for the treatment of his son after the accident but he feels it was all worth it. “It was a miracle that with time he learnt the art of bathing, wearing clothes and even washing his own clothes,” he said. Today, Amir is a shining example for all differently abled people in his area but the journey was not a smooth one. When he returned to school after the accident, one of the teachers there told him to stay home as he would not be able to make it. “My grandmother played an important role in persuading me to go to school. She used to spend whole day with me and did not allow any negative thoughts to creep into my mind. When a teacher asked me to stay at home instead of coming to school, she gave me confidence and support,” Amir said. It was during his college days that a teacher spotted his talent for cricket and recommended him to join the para-cricket team. The years of practice paid dividends as he rose to become the captain of the state para-cricket team. PTI MIJ TA AH AHadvertisement
Pinterest MOYES … MOYES … I WAS BUSY THINKING ‘BOUT MOYESIt has been less than a month since David Moyes strode into the Great Briton Suite at the D1ldoDome, wearing the fixed grin of a losing Oscar nominee, referring to himself in the third person, talking about those 11 years at Everton and wistfully wondering what Jags and Bainesy were up to at that very moment. His eyes were so full of hope. Or was it sadness? Hard to tell. Either way, it’s not taken long for Taxpayers FC to knock the optimism out of The Available One with all the force of Andy Carroll careering into an unsuspecting defender, elbows flailing, teeth flying. Poor Moyesie. Did you see him on the touchline at Vicarage Road last Sunday? He looked very let down, so it was no surprise to hear him tear into his new players after his first game ended in a drab 2-0 defeat by Watford.It was the kind of fatalistic rhetoric that might have had Sunderland fans nodding in recognition, not that Moyes is too interested in having a conversation about his year at the Stadium of Gloom. Instead he’ll answer about 11 successful years at Goodison Park or attempt to talk up his record at Manchester United, who lacked the foresight to realise what a manager they had on their hands. If only United had shown a bit more thought and provided him some kind of backing, he could have set about trying to give supporters what they were after: the return to Old Trafford of one of their heroes. But he was sacked before he had a chance and United’s loss was Sunderland’s gain, not that those north-east ingrates showed the Moyesiah any appreciation when he signed Darron Gibson. There’s no pleasing some people. Is it possible to look beyond all that cash with Manchester City, muses Barney Ronay.Liverpool’s sieve-like defence is not Alberto Moreno’s fault, writes Jonathan Wilson. Or at least it’s not all Alberto Moreno’s fault.Hamish McAlpine sounds like a Scottish goalkeeper in a comic, possibly one with magic gloves or a huge moustache that makes his goal impregnable. Graeme Webster has the lowdown on the real thing.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!AMEN Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Share on Messenger Football Facebook Share on Facebook José Mourinho is concerned he won’t have the soon-to-be-out-of-contract Marouane Fellaini lumbering around his Manchester United midfield next season. “This is a discussion between the player and the board,” he sobbed. “I’m not involved in contracts, in deals, and I respect both – I respect the player because he has the right to decide his future. So I just wait, wishing they will have an understanding.”Paul Clement insists the good ship Do One is nowhere near Swansea and he isn’t going to be boarding it before or after they play Bournemouth. “I have not had any sort of discussion, ‘If you don’t do this, it’s going to be the end’,” Clement said. “Nothing like that at all, absolutely the opposite. [The board] are behind me and together we are going to get through this.” Erm. Mauricio Pellegrino says it’s nowhere near Southampton either. They play Everton next, so he has good reason to be confident. “We are five points from eighth. Or four points away [from the bottom three],” he soothed. “I’m scared about a lot of things, not my job.”Everton caretaker David Unsworth couldn’t give a flying one where it is because he knows he’ll be managing the reserves again soon after overseeing a 5-1 home defeat by Atalanta in front of about 12 fans that made a meaningless Big Vase match feel meaningful. “Our fans had paid good money to come and see this. They leave with a bad taste in their mouth and so do I,” he sniffed.West Brom caretaker Gary Megson reckons he’s more than qualified to look after the tracksuit and cap left behind by Tony Pulis. “I have done this for nearly 700 games and been a manager for a long, long time,” he blathered. “I just wanted to do what I felt was right for the football club.”Jürgen Klopp reckons Liverpool’s capitulation in Seville was his fault, not Alberto Moreno’s. “Yes the penalty was Alberto and the free-kick was Alberto but it was not one player,” he parped. “He’s not the player to blame. I am 100% responsible.And Danny Rose has been told by Mauricio Pochettino to stay in the Tottenham box he so desperately wants to get out of until he is told otherwise. “It surprised me to create a problem like this when there wasn’t one,” sighed Pochettino. “But for me I am happy that he was angry. If he is angry it means he wanted to play. But in the same way, I don’t care. Because it is my decision.” STILL WANT MORE?Ten! Things! To! Look! Out! For! This! Weekend! In! The! Premier! League! features Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook It’s! On! Composite: Getty Images, Action Images, REX/Shutterstock, Reuters Share on Pinterest Facebook The Fiver Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Messi after winning his fourth Golden Boot award. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA For charidee tho. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Pinterest Share via Email Twitter However, having heard all the mutinous chants Taxpayer FC’s fans sang about Gollivan at Vicarage Road, Moyes has realised it’s probably part of his remit to spread some love and urge everyone in east London to have a good old C0ckney knees-up before Friday’s visit from Leicester City. “I have come in and I don’t know the politics,” said the man who blamed his Sunderland catastrophe on a failure to do enough due diligence before taking the job. “I was shocked by it when I heard it. If we can do well on the pitch, then hopefully the supporters concentrate on getting right behind the team. Friday night football is quite good. People come to the game looking forward to the weekend. They may have a couple of drinks on the way in and look forward to a few drinks on their way home.”It was quite the rallying cry, and impressively delivered given that Big Andy, who’s had a bit of a funny turn recently, had the Scot in a headlock at the time. In fact, The Fiver’s already sunk 17 cans of Special Tin and has spent much of the day brawling with shoppers at nearby Westfield in readiness for the game. Do Moyes’s powers of motivation know no bounds? Apparently not, so that’s settled it. The D1ldoDome will be a hive of positivity, full of happy Hammers blowing bubbles and dreaming dreams and roaring the lads on to a famous 10-0 win, Lionel Messi scoring the lot, just like that judge off The Apprentice promised in that special shiny brochure. Nothing can go wrong from here. 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Ince slams Man Utd handing England trio new contractsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United captain Paul Ince has slammed the new contracts handed to three players.Ince questioned the decision to hand new deals to Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard, insisting there are too many players at the club who ‘aren’t fit to wear the shirt.'”When players like Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard are getting long-term contracts, it shows how backward they are going,” Ince told Paddy Power.“Give them two or three-year contracts to keep them hungry, but don’t spoil them when they aren’t good enough for the club anyway.”He continued: “A resounding issue at the club is that there are far too many players who aren’t fit to wear the shirt. Something has got to give.“I’m not one to call for Jose Mourinho’s head, but something urgently needs to change. The board need to decide whether they’re going to pay him off or give him more money for players.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
APM Terminals’ Moín Container Terminal (MCT) in Costa Rica has handled its first vessel, paving way for the start of commercial operations at the terminal’s first deep-sea berth, which has been approved by the National Council of Concessions (CNC). The permit, which is subject to meeting all safety and service requirements, will enable the transfer of all commercial container ships currently serviced at Puerto Limón and Puerto Moín to the MCT.This will take place once APM Terminals delivers the dock´s first phase, which includes two berths and 40 hectares of artificial island due in February 2019.Image Courtesy: APM TerminalsThe first ship to arrive at the terminal on October 27 was Cap Beatrice, to be followed this week by Hamburg Süd’s 3,947 TEU Polar México arriving from Panama. 70% of the cargo loaded onto the ship will consist of bananas and pineapples, destined for Northern Europe.“The authorization from CNC to start receiving commercial vessels, represents a significant step change in maritime cargo handling logistics in Costa Rica and a huge leap towards improving national competitiveness,” said Kenneth Waugh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Moín.“Thanks to the Moín Container Terminal, we will no longer be a port for small boats that require merchandise to be transferred to reach their final destination, but a port that is able to receive today’s largest container ships with direct connections and reliable intermodal links to key markets,” Waugh explained.MCT is built on an artificial island off the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Once completed, the terminal will cover around 80 hectares with a 1,500-meter quay and a depth of 16 meters. The access channel is 18-meters deep.Equipped with 39 electric container cranes and six Super-Post Panamax gantry cranes the terminal will be capable of handling container ships of up to 8,500 TEUs. In later stages of the development, the terminal aims to handle ships of up to 13,000 TEUs.Image and Video Courtesy: APMT
GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Canso Causeway Highway 104, at Canso Causeway, will have night work for placement of armor rock along a 1.2 kilometer section from the canal bridge, westerly to the Transportation Department’s scale house, Sunday to Friday. The work will occur from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning Monday, March 29 until Friday, May 21. Traffic control people and signage will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Larry Uteck Interchange Detour ramps are open for traffic on Highway 102 (Bicentennial Highway) at the Larry Uteck Interchange. The detour provides two lanes in each direction around the construction site. Speed limit on the detour is 80 km/h. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Fairview Overpass Traffic on Joseph Howe Drive under the Fairview Overpass will have periodic lane closures from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice. Traffic control people will be onsite, but delays are expected. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is reduced to one lane until Wednesday, April 14, for repairs. Residents of Coxheath and Westmount are encouraged to use the interchange on Coxheath Road to get to Highway 125 during the construction period. Local Area Office: 902-563-2245 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Reduced weight restrictions are no longer in effect at this crossing. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2 Traffic on Trunk 2 will be reduced to one lane in Shubenacadie for upgrades to the drainage system. Work will take place from sunrise to sunset and is scheduled to be completed Sunday, April 25. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure The Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is open to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 CONTINUING WORK VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Corsen Bridge, two kilometres before Ingonish, continues to be reduced to one lane. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30-
Premier Stephen McNeil offered congratulations today, Oct. 20, to prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his victory in the federal election. “I want to congratulate Mr. Trudeau on his electoral victory,” said Premier McNeil. “I look forward to having a prime minister who will sit down with the provinces to develop a national vision that is in the best interests of Nova Scotians and all Canadians. “I also offer my appreciation to all the men and women who put their names forward for office in this election, for caring about making our country and our communities better.” -30-
Al Kharj (Saudi Arabia): The US said Friday Iran has no right to respond to diplomacy “with military force”, a day after Tehran shot down a US reconnaissance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. “Our diplomacy does not give Iran the right to respond with military force,” Brian Hook, the US special representative on Iran, told reporters in Saudi Arabia. “Iran needs to meet diplomacy with diplomacy, not military force.”
Washington: US actor and filmmaker Peter Fonda, who became an international star in 1969 with “Easy Rider,” died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 79. The cause of death was respiratory failure arising from lung cancer. “It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” the family said on Friday, Efe news reported. “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life,” his family told the media. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “In honour of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom,” the family statement concluded, quoting a line from “Easy Rider.” Son of Hollywood giant Henry Fonda and younger brother of Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda entered show business in his early 20s, working on Broadway as well as in television and film. But he fell out of favour with big studios due to his long hair and drug use and spent years doing small-budget films until he was able to raise enough money to make “Easy Rider.” Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna Starring Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, the film was a global blockbuster. Fonda, Hopper – who also directed – and Terry Southern shared an Oscar nomination for best screenplay, while Nicholson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Nearly three decades later, Fonda earned a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the highly acclaimed “Ulee’s Gold.” Fonda, in the guise of his Captain America persona from “Easy Rider,” became a counterculture icon alongside contemporaries such as Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Muhammad Ali and John Lennon. “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing,” Jane Fonda said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Peter Fonda is survived by his third wife, Margaret DeVogelaere, and his children, Bridget Fonda and Justin Fonda. Both of the children appeared briefly in “Easy Rider” and Bridget went on to act in dozens of films as an adult, including “The Godfather III” and “Jackie Brown.”
Former Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman Todd Herremans made a surprise visit to Philadelphia charities to donate funds raised from the third annual Hoops for Help event that was held last March.Todd Herremans Presents Check To Adopt A PigTodd and wife Elizabeth presented checks to the representatives of: Adopt a Pig, Fraternal Order Survivors Fund, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and The Widows Fund of the Local 22 Charitable Trust.“Philadelphia is and will always be my home, and it’s important to me to give back to charities that do so much for this community,” said Herremans. “These organizations are so important for the city and it’s the least that I can do to thank them for helping so many people.”Todd can also be seen in this month’s ESPN The Magazine Body issue, where he was photographed with his teammates from the Indianapolis Colts. The Todd Herremans Foundation will receive proceeds from the sixth annual Rothamel Bratton LLC September Scramble golf tournament taking place September 18, 2015 in Marlton, NJ and the fourth annual Hoops for Help event will be held March 24, 2016 in Philadelphia.The Foundation, which provides resources for charitable organizations was created by Herremans to effect positive change in the communities of Philadelphia and surrounding areas, as well as his home state of Michigan.
by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 20, 2012 5:39 pm MDT Primaris Retail REIT said Thursday it is in contact with potential buyers in Canada and elsewhere who may be interested in topping a $4.4-billion hostile takeover offer by a consortium led by KingSett Capital.Chief executive John Morrison urged unitholders to reject what he called KingSett’s “opportunistic” bid because it “undervalues” the shopping centre real estate trust.“This is not the end of the story,” he said in an interview from Toronto.Morrison said financial advisers Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Evercore Partners have reached out to many potential bidders and are also receiving inquiries.“It’s not just them reaching out, there’s companies that are expressing interest as well.”In its proxy circular responding to KingSett, the Toronto-based REIT said its board unanimously rejected the offer because of its low price, which doesn’t provide an appropriate change of control premium.The price of Primaris (TSX:RMZ.UN) units has surged more than 16 per cent since the offer was announced Dec. 5, and is trading above the $26 per unit bid price. The units gained nine cents to close at $26.79 in Thursday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Morrison said that reflects the market’s belief that the company, which has a large portfolio of shopping centres from coast to coast in Canada, is worth more than what has been offered by KingSett and its consortium, which includes the Ontario Pension Board.The proposed offer, if successful, would also see RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REI.UN) buy five regional malls and three other shopping centres currently owned by Primaris for $1.1 billion.Not only does KingSett’s bid not take into account the strategic value of the assets, he said it doesn’t reflect any upside from potential acquisitions and development growth.“This offer really fails to compensate the unitholders for the underlying value of all the assets. This is a big shopping centre portfolio from coast to coast.”While he wouldn’t say how much higher an acceptable bid would be, Morrison believes Primaris can attract a more financially attractive price.Primaris said the offer is designed to take advantage of the holidays when other potential parties could face challenges in organizing an alternative bid, and isn’t permitted under the Primaris unitholder rights plan.He said the trust has heard from large unitholders which are unhappy with the hostile bid and don’t want to see the company disappear. He urged all unitholders to read its proxy circular and consult the website launched at www.primarisrealvalue.comFinancial adviser Canaccord Genuity said the bid price was “inadequate” from a financial point of view to Primaris investors, other than those making the offer and its affiliates.KingSett’s offer expires Jan. 17. Primaris expects the deadline will be extended because its unitholder rights plan prevents KingSett from purchasing any units under its offer until the independent committee has completed its discussions with third parties and its canvass of possible alternatives.The plan also gives Primaris 60 days to find an alternative bidder.Morrison hopes that’s enough time to strike a more attractive deal.Primaris owns 35 properties comprising 1.3 million square metres (14.7 million square feet) of space in Canada. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Primaris talking to potential suitors in Canada and abroad to beat KingSett bid
OSU sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom pushes the ball up the pitch during a game against Akron Sept. 24 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 3-1.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternComing off two wins against ranked teams, the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s focus was to not fall into a trap against a supposedly weaker squad.“If your aspirations are to go farther and compete maybe for a Big Ten championship or hopefully gain an NCAA Tournament bid, if you believe you can do that, you cannot let down against a team like Oakland,” OSU coach John Bluem said Monday.Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, a let down is exactly what happened.OSU (4-4-3, 2-1-0) fell to Oakland (3-5-1) in Rochester, Mich., by a final score of 1-0 Wednesday evening.The Grizzlies struck in the first half when senior forward Joey Tinnion received a pass off a misplay by OSU and put it past OSU redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov for the game’s lone score. The goal was Tinnion’s second of the season.The Buckeyes had their chances throughout the game, but were unable to get anything on the board.OSU took 12 shots, but only two of those were shot on goal. Overall, Oakland outshot OSU, 13-12, including a 4-2 advantage in shots on the mark.OSU’s slow day on offense came days after a six-shot-on-target, three-goal game against Michigan State last Saturday.Oakland has now won three straight games after beginning the season with five consecutive losses and a draw.The loss was the first for the Buckeyes against the Grizzlies in 14 all-time meetings. OSU was previously 11-0-2 in the series, including a 4-0 victory in Columbus last season.Before the game, OSU had found itself at No. 13 in the NCAA RPI rankings on top of receiving four votes in the coaches poll coming off its two wins against ranked opponents.The Buckeyes’ next shot to get back to their winning ways is set to come at home when they host No. 10 Indiana on Sunday. That game is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that considerable progress has been achieved in the Cyprus UN peace talks in his report to the Security Council.Ban recommended to the Council to extend the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus mission for six months, until 15 June 2010 and added that the two sides have not yet considered in depth the role which the UN would be expected to play in support of a settlement.On the UN-led direct talks for a Cyprus solution, Ban Ki-moon points out that “although considerable progress has been achieved in the Cyprus talks, the two sides have not yet considered in depth the role which the UN would be expected to play in support of a settlement”.’In addition, he says it is “too early to be able to identify with sufficient confidence the parameters of the UN involvement in the context of a possible solution. At the same time”, he adds, “UNFICYP has initiated preparatory activities, based on a range of possible outcomes and scenarios, in the framework of contingency planning as requested by the Council. For the time being, such planning will continue to proceed in a flexible manner and be guided by the evolution in the talks and the views of the parties on the role they would like the UN to play in the implementation of an agreement”.Ban underlines that “it is my firm belief that UNFICYP continues to play a vital and unique role on the island, including in support of my good offices mission” and recommends to the Security Council to extend the mandate of the mission for six months, until 15 June 2010.The report notes that both communities continued to rely on UNFICYP’s civilian assistance, which ranges from humanitarian and economic matters to a variety of bicommunal issues affecting the lives of Cypriots.It commends both sides for reaching an agreement on opening the Limnitis crossing and calls for urgent implementation of stage two of the restoration at the Ledra Street crossing. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Hadopi dévoile le contenu de son premier mail d’avertissement France – L’Hadopi (Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet) a dévoilé à la presse le contenu exact du premier mail d’avertissement que recevront les internautes soupçonnés de téléchargement illégal. Un moyen de réduire les escroqueries que ne manquera certainement pas d’inspirer la Haute Autorité.Mardi prochain, les responsables de l’Hadopi donneront une conférence de presse pour évoquer les avancées de la riposte graduée mise en place pour tenter de lutter contre le téléchargement d’œuvres protégées par des droits d’auteurs. En attendant, ils ont dévoilé le contenu du premier mail d’avertissement que recevront très prochainement les internautes.Dans ce message, la haute autorité reproche à son destinataire “un manquement à (son) obligation de surveillance”. Les internautes concernés liront le texte suivant, contenant adresse IP, numéro de dossier et leurs coordonnées précises : “Des agents assermentés ont constaté que le XXXX, une ou plusieurs œuvres protégées étaient reproduites, consultées ou offertes en partage depuis l’accès à Internet correspondant à l’adresse IP n°XXXXX. Cette adresse avait été attribuée à ce moment par la société XXXX, votre fournisseur d’accès à Internet à : (adresse du FAI)”.Ces détailsréduisent les risques d’attaques de type phishing, qui consistent en l’envoi de masse de faux e-mails, ne mentionnant donc pas d’informations précises. Hadopi indique par ailleurs que les mails d’avertissement et de recommandation ne comportent aucun lien cliquable, ne proposent aucun achat de logiciel, ni souscription à un quelconque service. L’Hadopi ne réclame pas non plus d’argent.À lire aussiHadopi : le budget revu à la baisse ?Le mail de deux pages se contente de recommander à l’internaute concerné de prendre “dans les meilleurs délais, toute mesure de façon effective, pour mettre en place un ou plusieurs moyens de sécurisation”. Et le mail de conclure : “En cas de nouveaux manquements à votre obligation de surveillance, une contravention de négligence caractérisée pourrait être constituée à votre égard”.Lundi, Eric Walter, le secrétaire général de l’Hadopi, a annoncé sur Sudradio que les premiers mails d’avertissement seront envoyés dans les prochaines 48 heures, et ce bien que le label de spécification des logiciels de protection recommandés ne soit pas encore défini. Le 28 septembre 2010 à 16:08 • Emmanuel Perrin
HP veut concurrencer Apple avec sa nouvelle tablette TouchPadLe fabricant a dévoilé hier son nouveau terminal, TouchPad sous WebOS. Il devrait être commercialisé cet été.HP débarque sur le marché des tablettes. Le constructeur vient d’annoncer l’arrivée prochaine de son TouchPad, concurrent direct à l’iPad d’Apple et aux tablettes sous Android présentées au Consumer Electronic Show de Las Vegas début janvier.Les premières images diffusées dévoilent une tablette similaire à celle d’Apple au niveau des dimensions. Par ailleurs, le TouchPad intégrera un écran 9,7 pouces tactile, un processeur Qualcomm Snapdragon double coeur 1,2 GHz, une caméra frontale 1,3 mégapixels, un GPS et une prise micro-USB. Il sera animé par WebOS, le système développé par Palm.Par ailleurs, ZDNet.fr précise que la tablette d’HP sera disponible avec 16 ou 32 Go de stockage interne en version WiFi dans un premier temps. Puis viendront les versions 3G et 4G.HP n’a pas annoncé de date de sortie, mais a déclaré que son TouchPad serait probablement commercialisé durant l’été. Par ailleurs, aucun prix n’a été mentionné pour le moment par le constructeur.Découvrez le TouchPad en vidéo sur Maxisciences.Le 10 février 2011 à 09:19 • Emmanuel Perrin
Day 4 : Cleaned up nicely in the rain. A sour scent drifts in through the bedroom windows. pic.twitter.com/a75u0dqTxu— Chet (@sealless) June 21, 2019 Day 5 : I am learning a new way to judge wind speed. pic.twitter.com/JY3INv8QQx— Chet (@sealless) June 22, 2019 Stay on target Day 13 : Snowing? Molting.#squirrel #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/qAvNXharAX— Chet (@sealless) July 1, 2019Finally, on Monday, July 1, National Grid took down the squirrel after it received an inquiry from Syracuse.com. According to a National Grid spokeswoman, the company doesn’t typically remove objects from wires unless they could be threatening to electrical service. However, they were reportedly concerned that the neighbors would hurt themselves if they tried to take down the squirrel.Day 14 (update) : This is the way the squirrel ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.Thanks @nationalgridus #squirrel #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/8YxnvluqnW— Chet (@sealless) July 2, 2019“Rest in power,” sweet Freddie.More on Geek.com:This Giant Technicolor Squirrel Can Jump 20 Feet HighBiologist Discovers Flying Squirrels That Glow Pink in the DarkThis Squirrel Eating an Egg Roll Is New York’s New Furry Hero Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Day 10 : Change of perspective does not improve the situation. pic.twitter.com/JC63pwKU4x— Chet (@sealless) June 27, 2019 Some upstate New York residents are not happy after a utility company reportedly ignored their requests to take down an electrocuted, dead squirrel hanging from wires in their neighborhood.About two weeks ago, the squirrel got electrocuted because it was trying to eat the utility wires, Syracuse.com reported. Annoyed by National Grid’s unresponsiveness, some residents started posting pictures of the animal’s carcass on Facebook and Twitter to get their attention, Fox News noted. Neighbors named the animal Freddie after Curtis Mayfield’s 1972 song, “Freddie’s Dead.”Day 1 : He might be sleeping.Day 2 : He is definitely hosting some kind of flying insect convention.Day 3 : The pouring rain enhances the sadness.@nationalgridus says don’t call us unless the power goes out.Rest In Power, Eastwood Squirrel. #squirrels #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/oH7WWgSJJy— Chet (@sealless) June 20, 2019
AP Posted: March 22, 2019 AP, Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico faces judge March 22, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco will scrutinize the Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing Friday to help him decide whether to block the practice.Civil rights groups have asked Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco to put the asylum policy on hold while their lawsuit moves forward. Seeborg was not expected to rule immediately.The policy began in January at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, marking an unprecedented change to the U.S. asylum system . Families seeking asylum are typically released in the U.S. with notices to appear in immigration court.The administration later expanded the policy to the Calexico port of entry, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) east of the San Ysidro crossing.The lawsuit on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America and legal advocacy groups says the administration is violating U.S. law by failing to adequately evaluate the dangers that migrants face in Mexico.It also accuses Homeland Security and immigration officials of depriving migrants of their right to apply for asylum by making it difficult or impossible to do so.“Instead of being able to focus on preparing their cases, asylum seekers forced to return to Mexico will have to focus on trying to survive,” according to the lawsuit filed in February by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.The Trump administration hopes that making asylum seekers wait in Mexico will discourage weak claims and help reduce an immigration court backlog of more than 800,000 cases.The Justice Department said in court documents that the policy “responds to a crisis of aliens, many of whom may have unmeritorious asylum claims, overwhelming the executive’s immigration-detention capacity, being released into the U.S. to live for many years without establishing an entitlement to relief, and often never appearing for immigration proceedings.”Border Patrol arrests, the most widely used gauge of illegal crossings, have risen sharply over the last year but are relatively low in historical terms after hitting a 46-year low in 2017.A federal law allows the Homeland Security secretary to return immigrants to Mexico at her discretion, Justice Department officials said in a court filing this month urging Seeborg not to block the policy.The civil rights groups said that law does not apply to asylum seekers who cross the border illegally or arrive at an entry port without proper documents.The policy followed months of delicate talks between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexicans and children traveling alone are exempt from it. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter
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