BCE Astral fire back at opponents of takeover plan

MONTREAL — BCE Inc. and Astral Media Inc. have fired back at critics of the plan for Astral to sell the bulk of its assets to BCE.In response to interventions filed with the CRTC, the companies say the biggest opponents to the deal are the “large vertically integrated corporations” cable and telecom companies that compete directly with Bell.Bell and Astral dismissed concerns that the takeover would will hurt access to content and pointed to long-term distribution and affiliation agreements it already has in place with its competitors.The broadcast regulator will hold hearings in May to consider Bell’s revised application to buy Astral, after it agreed to sell some of its television assets to make the deal more acceptableThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission killed the deal last fall, saying it wasn’t in the best interests of Canadians.Cogeco said if the deal is approved, it would still give an already dominant BCE too large a share of the broadcasting market. Last year, Cogeco formed a coalition with Quebecor Inc. and cable company Eastlink to block the deal.“A primary focus for Bell Media is growth in Quebec and the French-language media marketplace,” said Kevin Crull, president of Bell Media.“Even after the sale of half of Astral’s French-language specialty TV services, Bell Media would increase its viewing share in this market to 22.6% — still less than the 31% viewing share enjoyed by Quebecor, but a significant enhancement to market competition nevertheless.”The Canadian Press read more

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Sri Lankan marine biologist wins Global Alumni Award

Winner of the Global Alumni Award for the Professional Achievement category is Asha de Vos, a marine biologist from Sri Lanka who is passionate about conserving the world’s oceans, and blue whale research in the Northern Indian Ocean. Asha is the founder of Sri Lanka’s first marine conservation research and education organisation, Oceanswell, which works to change the trajectory of the world’s oceans by empowering and inspiring people to be custodians of the oceans. Asha studied for her BSc in Marine and Environmental Biology at the University of St Andrews, and her MSc in Integrative Biosciences at the University of Oxford. “Without the experiences I had in the UK, I would not have been able to forge the career I have today,” commented Asha.The three global award winners were announced on Study UK social media following a 21-day campaign to celebrate and promote the stories of 21 regional winners. The global winners will be invited to the UK for a professional networking visit. Following prestigious national awarding ceremonies hosted by the British Ambassador/High Commissioner in more than ten countries, and high-profile digital campaigns to celebrate 63 regional finalists, and 21 regional winners, the British Council has announced the names of three outstanding global award winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards.All are alumni of UK universities, representing three countries and four UK higher education institutions across the UK. They have been recognised for their outstanding achievements as professionals, entrepreneurs and social change makers. Now in its fourth year, the Alumni Awards 2018 received more than 1,700 applications from international UK alumni in a record 123 countries, representing more than 140 UK Higher Education Institutions across the UK. Following several rounds of judging panels, award winners were selected for the three award categories: Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial, and Social Impact. (Colombo Gazette) Her work has been showcased internationally by Channel 7 Australia, the BBC, the New York Times, CNN, WIRED UK, the New Scientist, TED, Grist, GOOD, Nature and National Geographic. She is the first Sri Lankan to have a PhD in marine mammal research. read more

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Simcoes Win This Space winner has opened

A new coworking space has opened in downtown Simcoe.Groundswell Coworking, the winner of the Downtown Simcoe “Win This Space” contest, will serve as a communal office for freelancers, entrepreneurs, or anyone looking for a professional community to help build their business.Owner Jess Bommarito says she has always wanted to run a business. The idea for Groundswell Coworking came about from a conversation with a friend.  He told her he needed an office space, he did not care if he shared it with other people, and all he needed was a desk and a white board.Bommarito fell in love with the idea and started researching shared work spaces.“When we’re working alone, there’s no one around to bounce ideas off of, there’s no professional energy to feed off of, and sometimes it can be really hard to find inspiration,” says Bommarito. “A coworking space provides a place to escape the house, host a meeting, interact with like-minds, network and support those working in a similar capacity.”Use of this coworking space is based on memberships. The memberships range from a single day pass to full-time use. A pass includes access to desk space, unlimited internet, printing, and a private meeting room.The space currently has people working in many fields from coaches, software developers, graphic designers, photographers, and also people that are just thinking of starting a business.“The energy here is amazing. I’ve come from five years of working out of my basement where my only co-worker was my dog,” said Doug Rixmann, a software developer who uses the Groundswell Coworking space. “I switched from that to being surrounded by people that are professionals in marketing, administrative services and other areas. It is inspiring and also it’s a great collaborative working environment.”Bommarito is holding an open house at the 56 Norfolk Street South business on March 27 from 3-7 p.m. The public is invited to tour the space, meet current members, and learn about memberships.“It’s been amazing to be downtown Simcoe at this time because so many other new businesses are opening too. Our neighbours have been so welcoming, I love it,” said Bommarito.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

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UNESCO chief visits Ghana marks struggle against slavery

The Director-General of the United Nations cultural agency (UNESCO), making an official three-day visit to Ghana, has launched this year’s worldwide observance of the struggle against slavery in a West African country that lost many people to the forced Transatlantic migration of enslaved Africans. Koïchiro Matsuura, having labelled the slave trade and slavery “one of the darkest chapters in the history of the world,” kicked off the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and Its Abolition at one of the dozens of slavery-related monuments on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the fortification called Cape Coast Castle, on Saturday. Mr. Matsuura joined President John Kufuor of Ghana at a traditional commemorative ceremony, at which the head of the area’s Gua Traditional Council, Osabarima Nana Kwesi Atta II, presided. The culture ministers of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo were also on the programme, along with nearly two dozen African traditional leaders. UNESCO said the year, “devoted to an unprecedented tragedy that was recognized as a ‘crime against humanity’ at the 2001 Durban World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, should help humanity accomplish its duty of remembrance and fight all forms of slavery and racism in the world.” According to a proclamation by the UN General Assembly, the commemorative year also marks the 200th anniversary of the successful uprising of enslaved Africans in Haiti, establishing the world’s first black-ruled republic. The African military success in Haiti was one of the factors that led to the abolition of the slave trade, though domestic commerce in African descendants as property continued in the Americas for several decades to come. A map produced for the UNESCO project on “The Slave Route,” launched in 1994, looks at the capture of millions of Africans by Arabs and Europeans and their transportation in all directions, as well as the movement of enslaved people, black and white, around the Mediterranean. UNESCO says its membership has paid particular attention to the transatlantic trade because of the many millions of people abducted – some experts say up to 20 million – and the worldwide cultural changes that resulted. Aside from looking at the past, it adds, spotlighting slavery aims to raise an alarm about all forms of contemporary racism, discrimination and intolerance, bring about a greater awareness of the need to respect human beings, promote a culture of peace and prevent new forms of slavery. Indeed, the problem of slavery has not disappeared. The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) maintains a Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. In a statement last month, it said: “Slavery and slavery-like practices continue to be among the greatest human rights challenges facing the international community. Our vision to create a world free from the scandal of slavery and slavery-like practices remains unrealized.” “Millions of children, women and men continue to languish in conditions of servitude,” it added. “Regrettably, too many remain unaware that the problem of serfdom still exists.” read more

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UN programme aims at environmentally sound disposal of electronic waste

Due to rapid industrialization, several developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region need to access large quantities of secondary raw materials, the Basel Convention Secretariat said. As a result, large amounts of used and end-of-life electronic wastes are being sent to them for recycling, recovery and refurbishment of non-ferrous and precious metals at facilities which do not always meet high environmental standards, it said.The 160-State Basel Convention is the world’s most comprehensive environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes. Governments are expected to minimize the generation of hazardous wastes, treat and dispose of wastes as close as possible to their place of generation and reduce the quantities transported.”The proper implementation of the Basel Convention ensures that hazardous e-waste be managed in an environmentally sound manner as it provides the tools for the transparency and traceability of e-wastes destined for recycling or recovery,” Basel Convention Executive Secretary Sachiko Kuwabara-Yamamoto told a meeting of some 100 representatives from governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia and industry.The development of international resource recycling systems would have to be combined with a mechanism capable of monitoring such systems to ensure their accountability, she said. That could not be achieved, however, without intensified international efforts to help developing countries strengthen their capacity to implement the Convention.The launch was hosted by the Government of Japan, which made an initial pledge of $300,000 to the programme, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal and the Japanese National Institute for Environmental Studies. read more

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Big night from Audra Appold lifts Ohio State womens volleyball over Iowa

OSU freshman outside hitter Audra Appold (9) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Courtesy of OSULast Wednesday, it was a huge performance from junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe that guided the Ohio State women’s volleyball team to a win over Illinois. This Wednesday, it was freshman outside hitter Audra Appold who stepped up to guide the No. 16 Buckeyes (22-7, 11-6) to a win over Iowa (12-18, 2-15) in four sets (25-14, 26-28, 25-19, 25-20).The Hawkeyes had no answers for the native of Perrysburg, Ohio, as Appold racked up 30.5 points on 29 kills and three block assists. Her kill total was the highest of any Buckeye this season and tied Purdue senior outside hitter Annie Drews for the most in a four-set match by a Big Ten player this year.Appold’s .489 hitting percentage was also a game-high among players who had at least 10 attempts and helped lead her team to an overall .336 clip.It wasn’t just a solo effort for OSU, however, as Sandbothe picked up 12 kills and senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell added 11, while freshman setter Taylor Hughes had 48 assists.On the defensive end, the Scarlet and Gray reverted back to their stingy ways, holding a team under a .200 hitting percentage for the 11th time in 17 conference matches behind 13 total blocks. Per usual, junior libero Valeria León led OSU in digs with 18, while Sandbothe chipped in a game-high six blocks. Senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson (five blocks), Campbell (four) and Hughes (four) also made their presences known against the Hawkeye attack.OSU shot the lights out in the first set, attacking at a .591 rate, and did not face another deficit after breaking an early 5-5 tie, rolling to an 11-point win. Campbell and Appold led the way for the Buckeyes, picking up five and four kills, respectively.As a team, the Buckeyes cooled off considerably in the second set (.154 hitting percentage), but Appold continued to heat up, racking up 10 more kills. It wasn’t enough, however, as Iowa took an early 9-4 lead and withstood a late Buckeye comeback to win in extra points, tying the match at one.Hughes continued to feed her fellow freshman after the intermission, as she picked up seven more kills in helping her team retake the lead. The Buckeyes jumped out to an early 10-4 advantage in the set. Iowa would close the gap to 11-10, but OSU responded with an 11-2 run to put the frame out of reach.The offense closed things out the same way it started, overwhelming the Hawkeye defense with a .438 attack percentage behind eight more putaways from Appold. Iowa managed to keep it close until late as the teams were locked at 16, but the Buckeyes pulled away with a 9-4 run to close the match out.The win marks OSU’s 14th straight against Iowa, a streak that dates back to 2008, and improves its overall record against the Hawkeyes to 61-9. A date with No. 10 Wisconsin is next on the itinerary for OSU, which came out victorious in five sets in the teams’ first meeting in Columbus on Sept. 27. The match is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in Madison, Wisconsin. read more

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Brazil donates 10000 units of MMR Vaccines to Guyana

Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo de Paula handed over a quantity of Measles, Mumps and Ruebella (MMR) Viruses Vaccines to the Ministry of Public Health on behalf of his government, today (Tuesday).Receiving the donation were Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence, Director of Family Healthcare Services Dr Ertenesia Hamilton and Focal Point for Adolescent Health Dr Oneka Scott.Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence, receiving a portion of the MMR vaccines from Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo de Paula in the presence of Director of Family Healthcare services in the Ministry, Dr Ertenesia Hamilton.According to a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI) a total of 10,000 units were received to aid in the continued fight against the MMR viruses.The Brazilian Ambassador noted that, “This is the second donation that Brazil is offering for the Ministry of Health, this year.”Earlier in 2017, Brazil and PAHO/WHO donated drugs to help counteract Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease found in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Ambassador Pupo de Paula said that, “It is in our interest to help to vaccinate children and everybody…This just shows how good the relationship between the two countries is going.”Minister Lawrence welcomed the Brazilian government’s gesture, noting that the vaccines acquire will go directly towards ‘cross border vaccination activities’.“We do have a lot of persons traversing through Guyana, whether they are coming here to find work or to invest or whether they are using here, as a ‘jump off’ point to some other neighbouring country”, the Minister explained.She alluded to the fact that there were outbreaks of the MMR viruses in neighbouring countries. However, she noted that through efforts made by these countries and the PAHO/WHO, efforts were put in place to prevent the spread of such viruses.Although these outbreaks did not affect Guyana in any significant way, Minister Lawrence emphasised that the vaccines acquired will “ensure that we have a stockpile of vaccines…We have a vaccination programme in Guyana we are catering for that through our budget and through some of our partners.”Further, she added, “because of the high incidence of persons going back and forth, Brazilians, Surinamese, Venezuelans and so on, this boost will help us to take off that excess and ensure that we always have, to be able to help our sisters and brothers from the neighbouring states.”In issuing the MMR vaccine, the adult population will be primarily targeted. Director of the Family HealthCare Services, MoPH, Dr Ertenesia Hamilton detailed that, “Some of our adults are still at risk because they would have not benefitted.…So this donation will be aiding in improving the immunization of our adult population, and those persons, who would have not been caught in the normal immunization programmes.”More specifically it was further explained that the adult population in Regions One, Two, Seven, Eight and Nine (regions sharing borders with Venezuela and Brazil) will be the first to access vaccines from this donation. “Also, we try to immunize all of our officers who are first responders such as Port Health Officers, our Immigration officers, our police and our soldiers”, Dr Hamilton stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazil commits to Guyana’s fight against Yellow FeverJuly 11, 2017In “Health”Guyana’s immunization programme on track- LawrenceDecember 7, 2017In “Health”Brazil’s Health Minister, delegation calls on PresidentJanuary 19, 2018In “Health” read more

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PM orders best possible treatment for madrasa student

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday directed health authorities to ensure best possible treatment for the madrasa student, struggling for life as a madrasah principal allegedly manifested his vengeance setting her on fire for refusing to withdraw sexual harassment charges against him.“The prime minister called me up and asked us to take steps to send her to Singapore for her better treatment,” National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery’s coordinator at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Samanta Lal Sen told reporters this afternoon.He said the premier issued directives to contact a Singapore hospital and “send her there, if they (Singapore hospital) agree to treat her”.But physicians at the facility said her condition made it difficult for her treatment abroad as 80 per cent of her body including the respiratorysystem were burnt exposing her to breathing problems.“She has been put on life support,” said Samanta Lal while another physician at the facility said her condition deteriorated overnight.Health minister Zahid Maleque, meanwhile, visited the burn institute to see her and later talked to newsmen outside when he described her condition to be “very critical”.“Yet, if her family wants and the Singapore Hospital authorities agree, we will send her there,” Maleque said.Sheikh Hasina earlier Monday sent her Special assistant Biplob Barua to the burn institute to see the girl.The student had accused Feni’s Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasah principalSirajuddoula of harassing her sexually on 27 March while she was exposed to his extreme vengeance on 6 April when she went to the madrasah to appear in the HSC equivalent “Alim” examination.A group of masked youths, reported to be principal’s stooge, took her to the rooftop and set her on fire in their bid to kill her.Feni police said the principal was already behind the bar in another case while they launched a manhunt to catch the culprits who tried to kill her.last_img read more

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Afghan Taliban in Tehran for peace talks

first_imgIran said Taliban representatives from Afghanistan negotiated with Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday, as the Islamic Republic seeks to advance peace talks in the neighboring country to curb the influence of other Islamist groups.The talks were held with the knowledge of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and were intended to set parameters for negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday.“A Taliban delegation was in Tehran yesterday. They had comprehensive negotiations with the Iranian deputy foreign minister,” Bahram Qasemi said in a news conference broadcast live on state television.The Taliban, seeking to re-impose strict Islamic law in Afghanistan after their 2001 overthrow, say the presence of international forces there is the main obstacle to peace. Even as the peace process gathers momentum, fighting has continued with heavy casualties on both sides.Groups Bands of Islamic State fighters have been increasingly active in Afghanistan in recent years, clashing with both government and Taliban forces and alarming neighboring nations.Taliban sources said this month that they had also negotiated with the U.S. officials over proposals for a six-month ceasefire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops.Also in December, Afghan forces abandoned a remote western district bordering Iran, leaving the area to the Taliban after the government failed to resupply troops stationed there.last_img read more

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Rise Of The Robot Bees Tiny Drones Turned Into Artificial Pollinators

first_img Share Courtesy of Dr. Eijiro MiyakoAn artist’s illustration shows how a remote-controlled drone might one day be used to pollinate flowers.Near Esparto, in the beautiful Capay Valley region of central California, 1,400 young almond trees flourish in a century-old orchard overlooking the hills. Since November, they’ve stood in perfect rows without a hint of foliage — resting, naked and dormant, for the upcoming growing season. Their branches now swell with bright pastel blooms in preparation for pollination.Like most almond growers, Brian Paddock, owner of Capay Hills Orchard, relies on bees to provide this important aspect of crop development. “No bees, no almonds. It’s that simple,” he says.Often considered pests, frightful little creatures with a nasty sting, bees play a critical role in agriculture and the pollination of countless crops. Without them, many varieties of fruits and vegetables would come to an end. It’s an agricultural doomsday scenario that has Paddock worried.Courtesy of Dr. Eijiro MiyakoThe insect-sized drones use horse hairs coated with ionic liquid gel to mimic the fuzzy exterior of bees and provide an electric charge to keep the grains attached.Bee deaths have been on the rise, with losses outpacing colonies’ ability to regenerate. Last year, the U.S. lost 44 percent of all honeybee colonies — a species essential to commercial pollination in this country. Other species of bees have neared mass extinction, including the rusty patch bumble bee and seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees.A world without bees may seem far-fetched, but experts are looking for ways to help plants survive without them. Eijiro Miyako, a researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, has designed what he believes could one day be a partial solution: an insect-sized drone capable of artificial pollination. Coated with a patch of horse hair bristles and an ionic liquid gel, these pint-sized robots can collect and transfer pollen from one plant to another.The project stems from a serendipitous moment. Miyako had previously experimented with using the specialized gel for electrochemical applications. When the gel performed poorly, he tucked the bottles away in a drawer and forgot about them — until he moved out of his lab two years ago. As soon as he rediscovered the gel, he thought about the pollination crisis and honeybee decline.Conventional gels, Miyako explains, are mainly made of water and lose their stickiness over time. But his ionic liquid gel, by contrast, is a substance with a long-lasting “lift-and-stick-again” adhesive quality – ideal for moving pollen from one plant to the next.“The continued adhesiveness and non-volatility of the ionic liquid gel was exciting,” says Miyako.The team first tested the biocompatibility and eco-friendliness of the gel against ants (which are also pollinators) and cells from mice, and found that it had no harmful effects after three days. And when a drop landed on the floor and attached to an ordinary piece of dust, he was sold.Miyako performed additional tests on living samples. In one experiment, he placed ants in a box of tulips. One subset of the insects had the gel applied to their backs, while the others remained untouched. Those with the sticky residue collected pollen from the flowers.Another experiment, involving houseflies (Musca domestica), showed that the gel had a camouflage effect, changing color with different sources of light, which could help the pollinators avoid predators. (Yep, houseflies are pollinators, too.)With the live-model tests deemed a success, Miyako turned his attention to drones. He settled on a bee-sized, four-propeller drone, commercially available for around $100 each. He and his colleagues found that the gel alone was not enough to hold the pollen, so they added horse hair to mimic the fuzzy exterior of bees and provide an electric charge to keep the grains attached. Using fluorescent microscopy, the team observed pollen glowing in test tubes – offering strong proof that fertilization was successful.Although artificial pollination is already possible, it’s a tedious, time-consuming process. When done by hand, using a brush to apply the pollen, a person can pollinate five to 10 trees a day, depending on the size of the trees. Tackling thousands of trees takes major manpower and a hefty budget.But even if cost were no object, an army of pollinating robot bees would face myriad obstacles.“There are 1 million acres of almond trees in California,” says Marla Spivak, a MacArthur Fellow and entomologist at the University of Minnesota. “Every flower needs to be pollinated to set the nut. Two million colonies of bees are trucked in to pollinate the almonds, and each colony has between ten and twenty thousand foragers. How many robots would be needed?”She notes there are 20,000 species of bees in the world, each with unique flight patterns and body sizes to get into different flowers. Bumble bees, for example, are far better pollinators for tomatoes, while leafcutter bees are aces at alfalfa. The diversity of bees and flight patterns leads to more efficient and effective pollination.Although Spivak is skeptical about using drones for fertilization, she believes robots could be beneficial in delivering pesticides — which can harm bee health — in a very precise way to reduce drift and overuse.Miyako’s current robo-bee prototype is still very much a work in progress, far from a real-world field test. For one thing, it’s not autonomous. The drones must be remote-controlled, by humans, and can be difficult to maneuver. “It was hard to control the robotic pollinators so that they would precisely hit the target sites,” says Miyako. He’s looking into incorporating artificial intelligence, GPS, and a high-resolution camera in future prototypes.Quinn McFrederick, an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, sees some potential for eventually using drones to pollinate commercial crops, especially if programmed with artificial intelligence. But he, like many experts, says it makes much more sense to protect our natural pollinators than to develop new technology.“On top of more practical arguments, such as costs to smaller farms,” he says, “I would not like to live in a world where bees are replaced by plastic machines. Let’s focus on protecting the biodiversity we still have left.”Miyako acknowledges the skepticism about his project, but notes that he sees his drones not as a replacement for bees, but as a potential future ally in the face of extinction.Crystal Ponti is a science, technology and health reporter based in Augusta, Maine.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Yaya Toure is new Airtel Africa brand ambassador

first_imgBharti Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia has announced that it has engaged Ivorian and Manchester City playmaker,  Yaya Toure as its brand ambassador in its bid to reach the youth population across Africa. “We are excited to be signing the pact with Mr. Touré who is respected in Africa and beyond. As the first player to win African Player of the Year four consecutive times, Touré is an inspiration to everyone working to achieve their potential and striving to be their best every day,” said Airtel Africa CEO, Christian de Faria. The campaign reiterates the company’s commitment to support the youth in Africa as well as drive economic growth by unlocking people’s potential, a company official said. Speaking on his partnership with Airtel Africa Touré said, “Throughout my career I have been fortunate to have a great deal of success on the field.last_img read more

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John Wall needs to win Game 7 against the Celtics

first_imgJohn Wall needs to win Game 7 against the Celtics tonightThe Celtics and Wizards square off in Game 7 of their 2nd round playoff matchup against the Wizards. Even though the series is essentially deciding who will become chum to feed to the Cavs, it’s unquestionably the biggest night of John Wall’s career.Although Colin has been critical of Wall in the past, he was impressed by him all year and would have voted him 4th in the MVP race, ahead of Russell Westbrook. But, in the NBA, stars win playoff series. Although hitting the game winner in Game 6 had Wall fans celebrating in the Twitter streets, and prompted outraged viral video rants, it didn’t win the series.What Wall does tonight will have far more of an impact on how he’s viewed as an NBA player. Superstars win second round Game 7’s, stars jump on the scorer’s table after a Game 6. When was the last time LeBron even lost a game in the second round? In perspective, it’s kind of ridiculous.“If you want to be a superstar, this is the game to prove it.” Guests:Eddie House – NBA Champion and 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio to talk about seeing a disastrous Criss Angel show; if he thought Zaza Pachulia’s Kawhi Leonard ankle roll was dirty; and why John Wall absolutely has to win tonight.Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The MMQB joins the show to explain why Seattle should sign Colin Kaepernick; why Paul Allen is one of the only owners to pull it off; why the Seahawks locker room has the unique ability to handle players speaking out; and why Tom Brady will never call himself the G.O.A.T.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss if Zaza Pachulia’s close out on Kawhi Leonard was dirty; why Popovich’s outrage over Pachulia is hypocritical; why he doesn’t think the play was dirty; and why tonight’s Game 7 won’t impact his opinion of John Wall. Stop making excuses for the Spurs after the Kawhi Leonard injuryThe Spurs blew a 25-point lead after Kawhi Leonard went down after rolling his ankle on a questionable Zaza Pachulia closeout in the 3rd quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against Golden State. San Antonio ended up losing 113-111, and almost immediately the excuses began pouring in on social media on behalf of the Spurs.Colin isn’t buying it. He acknowledges that it was a blow to lose Leonard, but they were 8-1 this year without Leonard, and 14-4 over the last two. They just dusted the Rockets by 40 on the road without him. He also pointed out that when LeBron had to face the Warriors in the NBA Finals without Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love, no one made excuse for James.The Spurs hallmark is organizational excellence. They’ve consistently shown the ability to win without Kawhi over a large sample period. Ultimately, the Spurs were going to lose the series with or without Leonard. No excuses.“No excuses. You wouldn’t give LeBron one. Let’s not give Popovich one.”last_img read more

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National Emergency Commission lifts two road closures near Turrialba Volcano

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Ash from Turrialba Volcano keeps falling on the Central Valley Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor Turrialba Volcano vapor plumes are normal, experts say Turrialba Volcano spews ash; Rincón de la Vieja heaves vapor The decreased activity registered at Turrialba Volcano throughout this week prompted emergency officials and experts on Thursday to lift two preventive closures on roads to the volcano located in Cartago, some 67 kilometers northeast of the capital San José.The National Emergency Commission (CNE) made the decision after analyzing information gathered during recent on-the-ground inspections conducted by experts from various agencies. Commision officials also recommended that the Education Ministry reopen four schools that were still closed as a precaution.Emergency officials will open passage on roads in the communities of La Silvia and La Pastora, however, the access route to the Turrialba Volcano National Park in La Central will remain closed.CNE president Iván Brenes Reyes said the volcano still registers seismic activity, therefore experts from Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica and the National Seismological Network are still monitoring and conducting periodic inspections.Brenes will visit the area on Friday to assess progress on different actions carried out since the March 9 eruptions, including road repairs, farm animals’ care and information distribution among the population.He also will meet with residents of La Central to explain CNE’s decision to maintain the road closure. Later that day he will inspect evacuation routes and hold a meeting with the mayors of all cantons in the surroundings of the volcano.CNE’s most recent report states Turrialba volcano maintains low activity, consisting mainly of small eruptions of gas, ash and vapor trails.The last strong eruption was recorded at 8:55 p.m. on March 13, when the crater spewed incandescent material, most of which fell back into the crater.See a video of a small gas and ash eruption recorded at 10:07 a.m. on Thursday by OVSICORI’s webcam.last_img read more

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The Grand Forks Cou

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magician waving his wand When PSG needed him most and in exactly the match he was bought to win the 222-million-euro man was in Brazil recovering from a foot operation Paris Saint-Germain’s players react after losing in the Champions League round of 16 second leg AFP Cavani shoots blanks Edinson Cavani became PSG’s all-time top scorer this season but against Real Madrid the Uruguayan was toothless with just a lucky bounce off his knee earning him a place on the scoresheet at the Parc des Princes When his personal goal tally is measured against Cristiano Ronaldo the score over the two legs was 3-1 to the Portuguese World Player of the Year Lack of experience In 2017 PSG blew a 4-0 lead from the first leg against Barcelona as they capitulated spectacularly in the Camp Nou losing 6-1 This year they conceded two goals in Madrid when they had seemingly been heading for a 1-1 draw that would have given them a springboard for a second-leg victory The man who will inevitably wield the axe 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Barber had asked the residents of the city of 380 to avoid long showers and washing clothes until the repairs were doneBefore the water main break was discovered Barber told the Herald there was something wrong with the clear well a structure used to store treated water before it is pumped into the town’s water tower The pump was working but the water wouldn’t go up to the tower he saidLarimore is about 40 miles west of Grand Forks concluding in July that her actions were careless but that there were no grounds for bringing charges. After she won the silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games, "Would love to have him here. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Fox News in an interview that he would "love" to have the U.

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