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Body of foreign national found hanging in an orchard in Bodh Gaya

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first_imgThe body of a foreign national was found hanging from a tree in an orchard in Bodh Gaya, Bihar on Saturday. Police said the deceased has been identified as James Allen, 33, from Australia.His body has been found hanging from a tree a an orchard in Rajpur area of Bodh Gaya.The police have also recovered a letter in which it has mentioned that all belongings should be handed over to his sister.“It is yet to be verified whether he has been murdered or committed suicide. Officials from the forensic department would be reaching the spot soon and examine the stuffs recovered from the spot to reach a conclusion”, Anil Kumar, Gaya city Superintendent of Police, told local journalists.The incident came to light when some local residents noticed it while passing through the area on Saturday morning. They immediately informed the local police.The police have found a bag, a diary and water bottle at the spot. “Phone numbers with Australian code in the diary suggest he could be from Australia”, said police officials.last_img read more

Alaska hires Altamirano, Ildefonso as new coaches

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first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Perasol welcomes solid support from alumni: ‘It gives us pressure to deliver’ “Danny Ildefonso is both one of the best players and best men to ever have played in the PBA. He has always had a tremendous work ethic and has detailed knowledge on how to play the game as a big man. He will surely have a tremendous impact on the development of our big men,” said Compton.Rounding out the new hires for Alaska is Tony dela Cruz, who has now shifted to the coaching after retiring last month.“Tony Dela Cruz has always been one of the smartest players in the PBA and he knows the ins and outs of our system as well as any of our coaches. He is an excellent communicator who has a great relationship with everyone on the team and he will make a very smooth transition into coaching,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter losing key deputies in the offseason, Alaska has enlisted the services of Eric Altamirano, Danny Ildefonso, and Tony dela Cruz to assist coach Alex Compton this upcoming season.“I am really excited about the new coaches we have added to our coaching staff,” said Compton, who lost deputies Louie Alas and Topex Robinson to Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Compton will be renewing his partnership with Altamirano, both of whom formed the grassroots program National Basketball Training Center (NBTC).“Coach Eric Altamirano is a proven winner at every single level he has coached at including the PBA. Alaska gets a veteran coach with tremendous experience and character in Coach Eric, truly a man of excellence,” he said of the seasoned mentor, who last called the shots for Flying V Thunder in the PBA D-League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIldefonso, meanwhile, boasts a decorated career being a two-time PBA MVP with San Miguel, before finishing his career with Meralco.He is currently serving as a big man coach for the NU Bulldogs under coach Jamike Jarin. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Eastbourne International: Karolina Pliskova beats Caroline Wozniacki to claim title

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first_imgKarolina Pliskova gave herself the perfect pre-Wimbledon tonic by lifting the Aegon International title on the grass at Eastbourne, defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 in impressive style in Saturday’s final.The Czech world number three demonstrated once again just why, with her big serves and crushing groundstrokes, she could be the one to beat at Wimbledon over the next fortnight as she annexed her third title of the season.Denmark’s Wozniacki, the world number six who had hoped to regain the title she last won in 2009, held on in game fashion but succumbed to a break of serve in each set and, despite a second set push, could not dent Pliskova’s formidable delivery.”This feels better,” said the 25-year-old Pliskova on court afterwards, comparing her feeling to the defeat in the same final last year.Reminded that Jana Novotna had been the last Czech woman to win at Eastbourne before going to triumph at Wimbledon in the same year, she added: “My service is definitely my biggest weapon and if it’s working it causes the other player a lot of problems.”I’m going to go step-by-step and hopefully I can go far at Wimbledon.”Pliskova took command with a break for 3-2 in the first set and dropped only five points on serve as she took the stanza in 34 minutes.In the middle of the second set, Pliskova finally faced an examination on serve, having to save four break points in one game and two in the next, but saved them all with a combination of fine serving and Wozniacki’s profligacy.advertisementPliskova sent down 10 aces as she wrapped up victory in one hour 22 minutes and it is hard to imagine she will not improve on her best previous Wimbledon performances, second round dates in each of the last four years.For Wozniacki, another live contender in an open Wimbledon, it was a disappointing fourth defeat in four finals this season but she was still able to smile: “I would have loved to have won today but maybe fifth time is the charm as they say.”I thought I played really well, but Karolina played better than me, definitely with the serves. I had trouble getting them back.”last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Wily veteran Venus Williams powers past rookie Ana Konjuh

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first_imgExperience triumphed over youth on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Monday as Venus Williams downed Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh 6-3 6-2 in a fourth-round battle of the baseliners.Facing each other across the net for the first time, the oldest and youngest players left in the singles draw slugged it out in a quickfire contest that was littered with as many unforced errors as clean winners.Williams, seeded 10, made her debut in the grasscourt grand slam back in 1997. That was several months before the birth of her 27th-seeded opponent, who was appearing in the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time.After a scrappy opening set, the 37-year-old Williams began finding her range on groundstrokes, keeping her younger opponent pegged at the back of the court.Konjuh saved three match points on serve but succumbed in the following game when she hit a backhand long.Williams becomes the oldest player since then 37-year-old Martina Navratilova in 1994 to reach the quarter-finals, where she will face the brightest of the sport’s next-generation stars, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.last_img read more

Nick Swisher Working Out, Awaiting Next Opportunity to Play Ball

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first_imgTAMPA— Nick Swisher is hard at work awaiting his next opportunity.Swisher took batting practice and worked out at first base Saturday at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex in Florida.The 35-year-old infielder/outfielder, who played for the Yankees from 2009-12, asked if he could work out there and the team said yes.He says: “The fact they let me come out here and work is great. It keeps me in the game, keeps me going strong, and I appreciate that. This place is like family.”Swisher says there is nothing to report yet on where he could wind up but he says, “I still feel like I can do this.”Swisher was released by Atlanta late in spring training. He has been slowed the past couple years by knee injuries.MARK DIDTLER, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

AEK Returns to Champions League after 12 Years Away

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first_imgAMSTERDAM (AP) — Four-time European champion Ajax qualified for the Champions League group stage on Tuesday for the first time in four years, while AEK Athens and Young Boys Bern ended even longer absences.AEK Athens beat Hungarian team Vidi 3-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw Tuesday, but there was a tense finish when AEK midfielder Helder Lopes was red-carded in the 80th minute. AEK was last in the Champions League group stage 12 years ago.The losing teams will play in the Europa League group stage.Ajax went to Dynamo Kiev with a 3-1 lead and that was the final aggregate result after the Dutch team was held to a 0-0 draw despite dominating.Dusan Tadic hit the post from the penalty spot and Hakim Ziyech curled a free kick onto the crossbar as Ajax failed to score despite recording 15 attempts on goal to Dynamo’s two. Tensions were high after Dynamo fans clashed with Ajax supporters outside a bar in Kiev’s city center ahead of the game.Young Boys’ Moumi Ngamaleu, center, duels for the ball with Dinamo Zagreb’s Amer Gojak, right, during the Champions League qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Dinamo Zagreb and Young Boys in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo)Young Boys fans have waited 32 years since their team last played in Europe’s top competition. The Swiss team had lost in Champions League qualifying for the last three years but on Tuesday it beat Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 in the second leg for a 3-2 win on aggregate.Veteran striker Guillaume Hoarau scored twice in three minutes with a penalty and a header to overturn Zagreb’s early lead.In Wednesday’s Champions League qualifiers, PAOK of Greece hosts Benfica with that fixture tied at 1-1, while PSV Eindhoven attempts to hold onto a 3-2 lead over BATE Borisov and Salzburg faces Red Star Belgrade following a goalless first leg.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Could bad boy Ben Arfa be saved by Leicester?

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first_imgTransfers Could France’s forgotten bad boy Ben Arfa be resurrected at Leicester? Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 17:00 11/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hatem Ben Arfa PSG Getty Images Transfers PSG Premier League Leicester City Angers SCO v PSG Angers SCO Ligue 1 Opinion The 30-year-old still has a lot to give on the field and should not spend the next six months rotting on the sidelines for PSG Wind back 18 months and Hatem Ben Arfa was one of the hottest players in France. The gifted attacker was in the midst of arguably the best season of his career. He scored 17 goals for Nice in 2015-16 and was credited with six more assists as the Allianz Arena side finished a very creditable fourth in the table, just two points behind second-place Lyon and the same number behind the Monaco side that would draw widespread praise the following year.When he was not named in Didier Deschamps’ France squad for Euro 2016, there was general disappointment and claims that the coach was holding a personal vendetta against the forward following his time at Marseille. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Now, though, Ben Arfa’s name is almost forgotten. Aged 30, he finds himself barely on the periphery at Paris Saint-Germain, having moved to the capital on a Bosman deal in the aftermath of his triumphant renaissance on the south coast. He is at the very back of the queue in an attacking line that is arguably the best in Europe. Not once has he been stripped for action even as a substitute, with the last match he played coming against Avranches in the Coupe de France quarter-final in April 2017. He scored two and created another in a 4-0 win. Unai Emery, who saw the player reject Nice and Saint-Etienne in the summer, dropped him a not-so-subtle hint that he was not welcome at the club by casting him to the reserve side.Neymar Hatem Ben Arfa PSG“He be the Neymar of the CFA,” agent Jean-Jacques Bertrand said, referring to France’s amateur ranks, where Ben Arfa could find himself playing. “In any case, I hope he will be!“We’ve seen so much about players who have not respected their contracts being called to order. But this is a case to the contrary, we want the club to respect their obligations towards the player.“It’s as if Hatem had no contract: you leave, you have nothing and you ask for nothing. We can’t do things that way.”While the decision to cast him to the amateur ranks was designed to be embarrassing, Ben Arfa appeared to embrace the role for the few days he was there.“He arrived with a smile,” reserve team forward Romain Habran told SFR Sport. “On the field, he was really impressive. He always wanted the ball. When he wanted to score, he scored. You had the impression that he could nutmeg anyone when he wanted. “I was surprised by his mental strength. For a great player like him to be put into the CFA side, that’s not easy. He knew how to manage it. I now consider him like a big brother.”Hatem Ben Arfa PSUltimately, it took the threat of legal action against PSG to cause them to back down, but though Ben Arfa has been welcomed back into the body of the squad, Emery has shown no interest in using him.Ben Arfa’s time in Paris is up – at least from a first team perspective. Until a suitable offer that matches the player’s expectations arrives, he could remain on their books until the summer.That is not a solution that is optimal for either, though. PSG would be delighted to simply wash their hands of him.And this is where Leicester City come in. Having recently appointed Claude Puel as their manager following the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare, they could use his influence to draw the former Newcastle man back to the Premier League. If Riyad Mahrez were sold, Ben Arfa would offer the correct profile to replace him. “He’s a player that I appreciate and a person I appreciate, too,” Puel told RMC earlier this week.Claude PuelIndeed, the Leicester boss even took part in a charity match with the player a month ago and found him in good touch.“He’s in shape – I know that,” the former Southampton manager said. “I’ve met him from time to time and we’ve talked and we’ve even played together, which was new. He was very sharp, despite his difficult situation.“The club that is lucky enough to get Hatem will have a good deal.”His attitude, of course, would be a worry for Leicester fans, yet Puel has proven previously that he can get the best from the mercurial figure, whose mentality has been the reason he has never enjoyed a sustained period of success. Ben Arfa’s decision to stay at PSG last summer, in spite of the signals, was a clear indication that, with Deschamps still in charge of France, he had given up on playing at the World Cup. If he gives up on playing entirely simply to train and pick up a wage packet, it would be a tragedy for fans, who have already seen him lose too much of his career.last_img read more

MLS GM survey: TFC, Atlanta tipped for standout ’18

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first_imgMLS MLS GM survey: Toronto FC, Atlanta United tipped for standout 2018 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:15 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Miguel Almiron Atlanta United 05202018 Brett Davis MLS Atlanta United Toronto Toronto FC remains the class of MLS — but Atlanta United may not be far behind.That’s the consensus, at least, from Goal’s annual survey of MLS general managers, technical directors and sporting directors. Having become the first team in MLS history to claim a domestic treble last season, TFC has been tipped to repeat as MLS Cup champion in 2018 by the executives who know the league best.Atlanta, meanwhile, finished second in the voting after a debut MLS campaign that saw Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s side shatter attendance records while fielding one of the most dynamic teams the league has seen. The general managers are particularly bullish on Atlanta playmaker Miguel Almiron, pegging him as the odds-on favorite to claim MLS MVP honors. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The rules of the anonymous survey again were straightforward. Executives from the 14 clubs that agreed to participate were given 15 questions to answer about the teams, players, offseason moves and MLS rules. They were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel, and some voters chose to pass on certain questions.So which club has delivered the best offseason moves? Which current MLS player would make the best head coach one day? Who are the best and worst general managers in MLS to negotiate with? Find out in Goal’s full 2018 MLS GM survey below:last_img read more

The Refs Missed A Huge Call At The End Of Michigan State-Arizona State

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first_imgA closeup of Mark Dantonio during a Michigan State football game.EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans looks on while playing the Ohio State Buckeyesat Spartan Stadium on November 10, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Arizona State just came away with one of the biggest upsets of the day against Michigan State. But apparently on the game’s last play, there should’ve been a penalty called against the Sun Devils. It could’ve change the outcome.The Spartans put together a nice drive with under a minute remaining in the game and down, 10-7. After getting into field goal range and with the clock winding down, the offense spiked the ball. As a result, the field goal unit came out on the field to attempt a tying field goal.The kicker drilled it, but a penalty was called on MSU for 12 men being on the field. On the re-kick, the kicker missed badly and the Sun Devils pulled off the 10-7 upset.But after further review, ASU should’ve been called for a penalty on the re-kick. An Arizona State defender leaped over a Michigan State blocker to try and block the kick. Doing so is now a penalty by rule. Turns out Michigan State should’ve had a 3rd try at the game-tying field goal.@DeanBlandino explains ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/0G7x9vEqoN— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 15, 2019Mark Dantonio wasn’t happy.“They need to take a good hard look at the officiating. That’s all I’ll say about that,” he said.Mark Dantonio said Arizona State should have been flagged on the last field-goal attempt for hurdling over the snapper.“They need to take a good hard look at the officiating. That’s all I’ll say about that.”— Nate Atkins (@NateAtkins_) September 15, 2019Unfortunately for the Spartans, it’s too late now and a loss is in the books. This is the second year in a row the Spartans have lost to Arizona State. It’s also their third straight loss to a Pac-12 opponent (lost to Oregon in 2018 Redbox Bowl).If you’re an MSU player or fan, this loss will certainly sting for a while.last_img read more

Woman rescued from crane in Toronto adventure seeking friend says

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first_imgTORONTO – A young woman stranded for hours after scaling a construction crane in the middle of the night is a thrill seeker, a friend said Thursday.Marisa Lazo, 23, appeared in court Thursday to face six counts of mischief by interfering with property.Lazo was granted bail for $500 with several conditions, including staying away from construction sites and rooftops. The dual Canadian-American citizen also had to surrender her U.S. passport and attend “suitable counselling.”Lazo’s perilous climb and the dramatic hours-long rescue operation that followed on Wednesday made headlines around the country.Her friend, Sara Burton, called her a “really good girl” and an “adventure-seeking” person.“When I saw it, I knew that it was maybe not the best decision, obviously, maybe some logic was not playing into place,” Burton said outside court. “But the fact that she did it was not a shock to me — or that she had the ability to do it.”Firefighters said Wednesday they believed Lazo climbed up the crane, crawled out along the boom, and slid down a cable to a large pulley, where she was stranded.Toronto Fire Capt. Rob Wonfor, who rescued Lazo by rappelling down the towering machinery with her, said he was impressed she had been able to scale the crane unharmed.“She has to tell me how she did it, because she has to be our new training officer for high-angle (rescue) because it’s impressive,” Wonfor said after the rescue. “It was hard enough for me to go up with ropes and harnesses and she free-climbed that.”Burton, however, was not surprised.“She’s always there for the thrill,” the friend said.Lazo left court, pursued by reporters, without saying anything.Earlier on Thursday, Mayor John Tory commended Wonfor’s actions as well as the police officer who climbed the crane and helped in the rescue that left part of the downtown core shut down for several hours.“We want the people of Toronto to know that this is a small example of the public service rendered every single day by police, firefighters, paramedics, transit workers and a whole bunch of other people,” Tory said.last_img read more

Expect 2019 to be quiet in Congress – for small business

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first_imgNEW YORK — Small business issues often win bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but given the divisions in the incoming 116th Congress, advocates for companies have low expectations.Even after lawmakers deal with the partial government shutdown, a Democratic House, a Republican Senate and ongoing investigations of the Trump White House and campaign are expected to be obstacles to much small business-related work getting done.“I think 2019 is going to be a quiet year with maybe small reforms on tax things, maybe some trade legislation getting through,” said Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.Company owners may see more movement in their states, said John Arensmeyer, CEO of Small Business Majority, who called governors “more aggressive than anyone” on helping small business.A look at issues that small business advocates expect to be on government agendas in 2019:HEALTH CARELawmakers were expected to introduce health care bills even before the federal court ruling last month that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Since that ruling, which is expected to be appealed and could reach the Supreme Court, House Democrats have said they plan to intervene in the defence of the law.Democrats expect to introduce bills to limit the use of low-cost short-term health plans that have limited coverage and bolster the ACA’s coverage of people with pre-existing conditions. Republican opposition to Democratic efforts is likely, although many GOP lawmakers voiced support for pre-existing condition coverage during their election campaigns.Small business groups want Congress to pass legislation limiting increases in health care costs — but they’re not optimistic.“To do that would be controversial,” said Todd McCracken, president of the National Small Business Association.Legislation expanding the availability of association health plans, or AHPs, stalled in the 115th Congress, and could be reintroduced. These plans allow individuals like sole proprietors to band together and buy insurance. They’re illegal under the ACA but the Trump administration last year issued rules making it possible for some owners to join AHPs. However, some states have laws making it difficult or impossible for their residents to join the plans, and more states might enact their own legislation.Changes in health care law are most likely to come from the states, Arensmeyer said.TAXESLegislation to simplify tax code provisions that affect small businesses languished in the last Congress and is expected to be reintroduced. Among other things, the Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act would make due dates for estimated tax payments the last date of calendar year quarters. It would also make it easier for owners to deduct their own health care premiums.“They’re common sense reforms that are supported by both sides of the aisle,” Kerrigan says.Some business groups will seek further tax code simplification because of the administrative burden taxes place on owners. But hopes aren’t high.“Any material simplification is probably not going to happen with the divided Congress,” said Keith Hall, president of the National Association for the Self-Employed.TRADECongress is expected to consider the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement early in 2019. The trade deal, intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, is opposed by Democrats who want stronger protections for U.S. workers from low-wage Mexican competition.Many U.S. small manufacturers export to Mexico and Canada and want the deal ratified.“It’s bad for business, particularly for small businesses, if the agreement just went away,” McCracken said.EMPLOYMENT ISSUESThe Labor Department is expected to issue its new regulations on overtime — which employees must be given overtime, and which are exempt. The Trump administration is rewriting rules written under the Obama administration and then blocked by a federal judge; those rules would have doubled the pay threshold at which workers would be exempt from overtime, to $47,476 from $23,660. An estimated 4.2 million people would have been able to begin earning OT under the rules.Kerrigan expects the rules to be issued early in the year, and predicted the threshold would be a compromise between the Obama administration version and no increase.INFRASTRUCTURELegislation to repair the nation’s roadways and bridges is expected in the new Congress although the Trump administration $1.5 billion proposal announced last February foundered. McCracken says the parties remain too far apart for a bill to pass — unless the economy provides some motivation for a compromise.“Infrastructure is one of those things that can generate a lot of activity and bolster the economy,” he says. Many companies that do the actual repairing of roads and bridges are small businesses like general contractors.INTERNET PRIVACYLaws aimed at protecting consumers’ privacy and personal information are expected to be pursued in state legislatures, and possibly in Congress, after California’s passage last year of its Consumer Privacy Protection Act. The law, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, requires businesses to disclose how they use personal information and gives consumers more control over how that information is used.The prospect of businesses having to comply with 50 different laws has some members of Congress in favour of creating a national standard. “That’s where you may see some bipartisanship,” Kerrigan said. But McCracken said it’s unlikely such a bill would pass both houses.PAID LEAVELegislation is expected in more states providing for paid sick leave and family leave for employees. Twelve states and 20 cities and counties have sick leave laws, which allow employees to accrue paid time off for their illnesses or a family member’s. Paid family leave, including time off to care for ill relatives, is the law only in California, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island; those states have employee and/or employer-funded insurance pools to partially replace workers’ wages.Democrats in the House may also introduce family leave legislation, but it likely wouldn’t survive the Senate, McCracken said.___For more small business news, insights and inspiration, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here: http://discover.ap.org/ssb_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenbergJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Video Moroccan Fans Celebrate Atlas Lions Qualification in New York

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New York – Immediately after Morocco’s national team secured it qualification to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Moroccans of New York flocked to Steinway street in Astoria to celebrate this victory. The Moroccan football team qualified for the 2018 World Cup Russia by defeating, in Abidjan, its Ivorian counterpart (2-0) on Saturday at the Felix Houphouët Boigny stadium.Nabil Dirar scored the first goal and Mehdi Benatia added a second one five minutes later. This is the fifth time the Atlas Lions qualify for the world Cup following the editions of 1970, 1986, 1994 and 1998

Next election under existing system

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The next election will be held under the existing electoral system, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told minor political parties.Democratic People’s Front (DPF) leader Mano Ganeshan said that Parliament will be dissolved as soon as the 20th Amendment to the constitution is passed. “It would be AMP’s response to the Presidential proposals submitted at the cabinet on April 29th. This policy paper would be submitted to the General Council consisting of representatives from all political minority parties and ethnic minority parties. The minor and minority parties are set to meet in Colombo on Friday 8th. Subsequently, cabinet ministers representing AMP will jointly submit the policy paper to the cabinet,” he said.Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem, DPF leader Mano Ganesan, NSSP leader Vickramabahu Karunaratna, NUA leader Azad Salley with TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran participated at today’s discussion with the Prime Minister. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the Prime Minister had told minor political parties today that after Parliament is dissolved, elections will be held under the existing system. Ganesan further said that the members of the core group of the Assembly of the Minor parties (AMP) have prepared a brief policy paper on electoral reforms. read more

Rapper breaks female fans arm in 30ft stage dive video

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first_imgWATSKY WAS HE thinking?Rapper George Watsky learned the hard way that stage diving is usually prohibited for a reason.The 27-year-old from California was playing a gig on Sunday in Alexandra Palace, North London, as part of the Warped Tour.While performing at the rock event, Watsky climbed the lighting truss– 30ft above ground – before he jumped off in an attempted crowd surf.The crowd reportedly parted, leaving Watsky floored until he was lifted out of the crowd in a daze.Warning: some viewers may find this footage disturbing. Source: Rochella GomezA reviewer for Gigwise reported that the whole gig had to be brought to a stand-still after the impact. The band watched in horror as the singer remained on the ground after missing the stage dive. Audience members were completely shocked and the main stage’s acts have completely come to a halt.Two audience members were injured as a result of the fall, including one woman who’s arm was broken and a man who sustained a muscular injury with some bruising.Watsky was quick to make an apology on his Facebook page after being released from hospital, saying that the stunt was “stupid and wildly irresponsible”.The jump was not awesome, it was not badass, and it was not ballsy. It turned what should have been a great day for the people who got hurt into a nightmare.He was also keen to emphasis that no substances were involved:I have no excuse for my actions, and the only way I can explain my mindset is that it was a huge overreach in the heat of the moment. No, I was not drunk or on drugs.Despite acknowledging that his actions were ‘inexcusable’, he assured fans that his six upcoming dates won’t be cancelled.I will not be canceling the remaining 6 tour dates. I will do the shows, as usual I will meet everyone afterwards, and I will NOT be jumping off anything. I am deeply sorry and I promise to learn from this mistake.The rapper, who played Dublin in October as part of his ‘Hug a Hater’ tour, says he hopes to fix things with those he injured.I’ll be going back [to the hospital] in the morning to try to apologize, but I wouldn’t blame the guy if he spits in my face.It seems that Watsky is definitely a fan of ‘jumping off of stuff’, posting a photo of him diving from a roof with the caption:“Just jumping off a roof in Wisconsin in a Ninja Turtle costume… another day at work.” Source: WatskyFianna Fail TD ‘definitely did not like MILF page’ on Facebook>Hipster Dublin club night attendees pose awkwardly for photos that are in fact videos>last_img read more

Italy forms new government as Five Star leader signs up for coalition

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first_img Image: AP/PA Images ITALY’S ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT Five Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party clinched a deal today to form a new government and stave off elections.Five Star (M5S) said the coalition would be led by outgoing prime minister Giuseppe Conte, who had resigned following the collapse of the populist government earlier this month.The deal between two historic enemies is set to bring to an end what Italian newspapers have dubbed “the craziest crisis ever”.M5S head Luigi Di Maio told journalists at the presidential palace in Rome that the endorsement of Conte by US President Donald Trump “had shown us we were on the right path”.The parties had been bickering over whether Conte — a soft-spoken former academic chosen as a compromise prime minister last year — should lead a new coalition or whether a fresh face would better signal a fresh start.Di Maio has warned however that any deal with the Democratic Party (PD) would still have to be approved by party members in an online vote.Pivotal online vote The clock has been ticking to ease the political turmoil, with Italy – which is grappling with a huge debt mountain — under pressure to approve a budget in the coming months.If it fails to do so, it could face an automatic rise in value-added tax that would hit the poorest families the hardest and could plunge the debt-laden country into recession.Had the PD and M5S been unable to form a solid majority, the president would likely have called an early election for November.Far-right leader Matteo Salvini, who triggered the crisis earlier in August when he withdrew his League party from the governing coalition with M5S, said the new set-up was fragile and unlikely to last.- © AFP 2019 Italy forms new government as Five Star leader signs up for coalition deal with Democratic Party Italy’s left-leaning Five Star Movement has confirmed plans for a coalition with the Democratic Party. Share4 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Leader of Five-Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, leaves after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at Rome’s Quirinale presidential palace today. Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 7:14 PM https://jrnl.ie/4786590 center_img 8,902 Views 9 Comments Aug 28th 2019, 7:14 PM By AFP Short URL Leader of Five-Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, leaves after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at Rome’s Quirinale presidential palace today. Image: AP/PA Imageslast_img read more

Is AP seeking Telangana as partner in Masula port

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first_imgAmaravati: Will Andhra Pradesh government extend an offer of partnership to Telangana government to construct Machilipatnam port? This is the talk in the political circles following scrapping of the contract given to Navayuga engineering company for the Machilipatnam port. It may be mentioned here that the Andhra Pradesh government, which is having cordial and friendly relations with neighbouring Telugu state Telangana, has already decided to be a partner in construction of irrigation projects in Telangana. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us In a similar way, it may offer partnership for construction of Machilipatnam port since it would also benefit Telangana as it does not have any port of its own. Official sources, however, say that AP government would take up construction of the port through government agencies. The foundation for the Machilipatnam port was laid by then Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and it was estimated to cost Rs 12,000 crore. Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us Indeed, the project was allotted to MAYTAS Infra Limited in the Congress regime in 2009. After the MAYTAS financial crisis, the work was awarded to NECL as a lead promoter. The state government has also acquired land from the farmers for construction purpose. The first phase of the project was to be completed in 18 months. The company started works in the February last by shifting some machinery to the proposed port site. Minister for Industries M Goutam announced that the state government would soon come up with new action plan. The minister also said that the government would return the land to farmers.last_img read more

Bangladeshi expat killed in Saudi road crash

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first_imgA Bangladeshi expatriate has been killed after a speedy vehicle knocked him down while chasing a gang of robbers at Al-Kharj, some 77 kilometres off capital Riyadh, reports UNB.The deceased was Main Uddin Shah Alam, 35, son of late Hazi Shah Alam, hailing from Gobindapur village in Burichang upazila.Family sources said a group of hoodlums looted valuables from a shop owned by Main Uddin at Al-Kharj on Tuesday night.When the miscreants were fleeing with the booty, he started chasing them.At one stage, a bus hit the Bangladeshi expatriate, leaving him injured.Later, he was taken to King Khalid University Hospital where physicians declared him dead.last_img

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

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first_img“Back when I was a child before life removed all the innocence, my father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me…And I knew for sure I was loved. If I could get another chance another walk, another dance with him I’d play a song that would never ever end. How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again. Never dreamed that he would be gone from me. If I could steal one final glance one final step, one final dance with him I’d play a song that will never, never end. ‘Cause I’d love, I’d love to dance with my father again.” Luther Vandross One of the hardest things for me to adjust to is the phone not ringing and my daddy being on the other end calling me for no reason other than I was his daughter and he just wanted to talk. We especially loved to compare the restaurants, sports teams and politics between Baltimore and D.C., a city he knew and loved and taught me to love. It’s funny but, after the Capitals won the Stanley Cup I waited for the phone call that I knew would never come but, I knew how it would go, “Valry, this is your daddy what about those Capitals, does Baltimore have a hockey team that won the Stanley Cup?” I thank God for 65 years of my life I had my daddy. But, what I wouldn’t give to have one more phone call, one more baseball game at the Nationals ball park when they played the Orioles, one more dinner at Morton’s, or our favorite Duke Ziebert’s and one more chance to dance with my Daddy again.“I want to die while you love me, while yet you hold me fair, while laughter lies upon my lips and lights are in my hair.” Georgia Douglas Johnson Singing happy anniversary to James and Kathy Shields, Donald and Marianna Thoms, the AFRO’s Kevin and Dana ‘M’Peckable’ Peck, Karen and David Hagan and Jeffrey and Veronica Tarter celebrating 40 years, wishing you all continued “love and happiness.” “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” Luciano Pavarotti Had the opportunity to visit two new restaurants in the Baltimore area. I joined LaVerne Naesea for her birthday celebration luncheon on the rooftop deck at the Wicked Sisters on Falls Road (formerly McCabe’s). Among the guests enjoying a cloudless day dining on delicious food and refreshing drinks were Brenda Baker, Debbie Hawkins, Duchess Atkinson, Sara Smalley, Susan Ellison, Susan Parker, Aldonna Wylie, Deborah Courtney and Jackie Brown.Received a call from George Ray to meet him, Kim Smalls, Moses and Duchess at the New Stanford Grill on Owings Mills Boulevard, to discuss our upcoming “Bar Crawl” this Saturday. The food was tasty as were the drinks, as people gathered around the large bar area and onto the outdoor patio. The bread pudding and key lime pie seems to be the favorite item among the diners.When I saw Justify run the Preakness race in a monsoon and foggy conditions, I said to my BFF Dr. Marie Washington and her daughter Jackie, we just watched a Triple Crown winner as we dined at Fleming’s Restaurant after the Preakness. Soon as I made my prediction, Bob Baffert and his entourage walked into Fleming’s including, the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown, Mike Smith. Also dining at Fleming’s Preakness night were Bobby Flay, Bob Costa, Mike Tirico and other members of ESPN sports, as well as several jockeys and trainers. I wonder if they heard my prediction, LOL. Fleming’s manager Damon Hawkins, Mark Spurrier, Don and the Fleming’s staff were superb treating every client as if they had just won the Preakness.“I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.” Augusta SavageFor more than three years while suffering from advanced dementia, Alvin Jones maintained the bon vivant he possessed throughout his life until the end. While residing at Keswick he was famous for walking the halls dapperly dressed in a suit, tie and a distinctive hat, greeting his new friends with his engaging smile and his free advice. Alvin’s children, Karyne Henry, Tonia Jones Powell and Alvin Alexander Jones, Jr., sisters and brother in laws, Ernestine and Russell Jolivet, Verna and Gary Rodwell, brother Pythias D. Jones, MD and brother-in-law Marvin Garrett, Sr. and his many nieces, nephews and grandchildren will long remember Alvin as the larger than life uncle, grandfather and friend, who lived life to the fullest sharing his love of fashion, and his business acumen.The family will receive friends June 16, Epworth United Methodist Chapel, at 3317 St. Luke’s Lane, at Liberty Road, in Baltimore County. Family visitation starts at 10 a.m. and the memorial service at 11a.m.The family requests that you donate to the Alzheimers Association Greater Maryland Chapter c/o 14th Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum on Memory Loss, in Alvin’s memory. The address: 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, Maryland, 21093.Ursula Battle and family on the death of her father, former Sandtown/Winchester barber, John Battle and to the family of Project Survival member John Poochie Murdock.“Think I’ll color this man father I think I’ll color him love said I’m gonna color him father. I think I’ll color the man love, yes I will.” As The Winstons sing in this classic “Color him Father” many men have raised other men’s children whether through adoption or marriage or as a mentor. As we celebrate Father’s day, we also celebrate you and all the daddies and fathers who have raised and nurtured their own children or someone else’s children; we color you father. Happy Father’s Day.last_img read more

Marvin Gaye gets a Commemorative Stamp for his wouldbe 80th Birthday

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first_imgCommemorative stamps are special postage stamps issued on significant dates to honor a person, object, place, or event. The practice of issuing commemorative stamps has been observed since the 1800s, and is often considered one of the highest honors that a person can receive. So, it was only fitting that Marvin Gaye be given his own commemorative stamp on what would have been his 80th birthday. Marvin Gaye is considered one of the most influential figures in the Motown music scene, shaping the course of music in the 1960s and expanding the reach of RnB in the 1970s.Marvin Gaye, 1965The artist is remembered for his bravery in confronting political and social issues of his time through his music. His 1971 album What’s Going On is Motown’s first ever politically-charged release and is considered among the greatest recordings of modern music.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsCheck out my new US Postage Stamp! Coming in 2019. Marvin Gaye. With this new stamp in the Music Icons series, the U.S. Postal Service honors Marvin Gaye (1939–1984) — the “Prince of Soul” by @KadirNelson #marvingaye #kadirnelson #stamps #motown pic.twitter.com/PwXvqfDWeg— Kadir Nelson (@KadirNelson) November 20, 2018Gaye dropped into the music scene in 1957 and got his big break in 1962 when he co-wrote the Marvelettes big hit Beechwood 4-5789. Not long after, Gaye managed to release his first ever solo hit, Stubborn Kind of Fellow, which made it to the 8th spot on the RnB charts and ranked 46th on the Billboard Hot 100. Soon the artist would meet success after success with tunes like “Hitch Hike”, “Once Upon a Time”, and the classic duet “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with Tammi Terrell.Since then, he’s been considered a Motown legend, dubbed the Prince of Soul. His music has captivated listeners from around the globe, not only tapping into the emotions of his fans and audiences but also provoking deeper thought regarding the issues that surround racial equality and the environment.Marvin Gaye, 1973The stamp commemorating Gaye was designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. Along the top is a brief biography, with what looks to be a portion of the record peeking out of the sleeve. According to CNN Entertainment, the stamp was designed by Kadir Nelson — an artist who established a career creating illustrations and art that focus on other artists.Related Video: How a Prince Song Resulted in the Infamous ‘Parental Advisory’ StickerHe’s best known for his work creating album covers, most recently for Drake’s Nothing Was the Same. Nelson has worked with the USPS in the past, credited for the design of other commemorative stamps, including the one to honor NBA player Wilt Chamberlain.Photo of Marvin Gaye in 1968Marvin Gaye’s commemorative stamp was unveiled at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, and countless musical forces in the Motown scene were in attendance to witness the reveal. Founder Berry Gordy was front and center at the event, along with other Motown powerhouses Mary Wilson from The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, and of course, members of Gaye’s family.As of writing, the USPS offers a number of commemorative stamps in their Music Icons series. Over a hundred artists have been immortalized within their series of stamps, some of the prominent include John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Johnny Cash. Marvin Gaye is the most recent addition under the Motown record label.Photo by Getty ImagesCommemorative stamps tend to vary in price depending on rarity. But even with their “commemorative” status, they do work like regular stamps, so mailers can slap them on envelopes and packages. According to ABC 7 News, the latest Marvin Gaye commemorative stamps are up for grabs at the humble price of 55 cents.Read another story from us: The Fatal Relationship Between Marvin Gaye and his Disturbed FatherMarvin Gaye’s commemorative stamp was debuted on what would have been his 80th birthday. The Motown artist died at the age of 44 at the hand of his father in their family home in LA. He will forever be remembered as one of the musical geniuses who shaped the history of Motown and RnB with his soulful voice and politically-charged classics.last_img read more