Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes Refuses To Talk About Kentucky, Cites What Happened To West Virginia’s Daxter Miles

first_imgNigel Hayes won't discuss Kentucky during press conference.Nigel Hayes is a smart young man. Following Wisconsin’s Elite Eight victory against Arizona, the Badgers’ sophomore forward was asked about Kentucky, his team’s potential opponent in the Final Four. Hayes, who scored eight points in the West Region final, refused to say anything about the undefeated Wildcats. He cited what happened to West Virginia and victory-guaranteeing Daxter Miles as the reason for his decision to keep quiet. Does Nigel Hayes want Kentucky? “I’m not going to go down that road. A young man tried that a couple days ago, and it didn’t work too well.”— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) March 29, 2015Hayes knows not to poke the bear. The bear is currently in a dogfight against Notre Dame, though. The Wildcats and the Fighting Irish are tied at halftime, 31-31. The game is being televised on TBS.last_img read more

Video: No. 9 Notre Dame Avoided The Upset Against Virginia On A Stunning Last-Second TD

first_imgWill Fuler sprints past Virginia defender on his way to the end zone.Will FulerNo. 9 Notre Dame used some luck of the Irish to pull out a 34-27 victory over Virginia on the road. With starting quarterback Malik Zaire out of the game with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, and his team trailing 27-26, back-up QB DeShone Kizer took the team downfield in the final minutes, tossing the game winning touchdown to wide receiver Will Fuller with 12 seconds remaining. Fuller’s game-winning score stunned the upset-minded Cavalier faithful.  pic.twitter.com/o92NxfHftl— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) September 12, 2015Wow. What a gut-wrenching loss for Mike London and the Cavs, and what an escape for Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish.last_img read more

No treatment centre in Northwest Territories means no healing at home

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsMelaney Gardebois returned North over the summer to visit friends and family, but she kept her visit short.She treaded lightly in her home community of Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories, the very place she started her drinking and using.“It is very easy to get [crack] – you just need to know the right people,” she said. “I brought in whatever I could, whenever I could, after going to Yellowknife.”Gardebois noted inter-generational trauma and boredom as motivators when she used substances.At 15, she was already a daily drinker.“The only way I could go to sleep was if I was drinking,” she said. “My drinking was out of control – I was drunk every day.”In her teens, Gardebois tried to get sober by attending a 28-day treatment program in Hay River.“Even in that short amount of time I did want sobriety, but coming back to my community I had no support,” she recalled. “I was so young and thought so far ahead, convincing myself I couldn’t stay sober. It was just present everywhere I go.”In June 2019, the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Health announced a new two-year Mental Wellness and Addictions Recovery Action Plan.But the $400,000 allocated did not include a residential treatment centre. There is presently no inpatient addictions treatment centre in the Northwest Territories; individuals who need help must travel to Alberta or British Columbia.Addiction workers in Yellowknife say an in-residence treatment centre is badly needed.“My concern is wait times,” said Thomas Pearcey, a community wellness worker. “We are talking about lives here. I have had some rather tragic experiences with clients waiting 60, 90 days. One recently for four months to get to a treatment centre.“These delays can cost someone their life.”The new plan would also see more money invested in land-based and mobile addictions services treatment options.According to Cynthia Dearborn, a wellness worker at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre in Yellowknife, sometimes the government is too quick to fill roles with professionals trained in the specifics of mental health and addictions.“We really need to start filling positions of not-for-profits that support vulnerable people with professionals trained in that field,” she said. “You look at the Sobering Centre, they need specialized family counsellors, personal counsellors, et cetera, instead of just one or two, instead of having it fall on support workers.”The new plan does include before- and after-care for those leaving the territory for treatment.It’s something Gardebois said would have been helpful when she decided to check herself into a centre in Nanaimo, B.C., when she was 27.“I was going out to treatment, so I flew into Yellowknife and then I went out with friends in Yellowknife,” she said. “I passed out right before my flight.”Gardebois is now 30 months sober and hoping her story inspires others living with addictions. She said part of that is breaking her silence on her past trauma.“There is so much violence and abuse going on in our community,” she said. “I was always scared to use my voice before getting sober.”Gardebois acknowledged the challenges facing those who depend on programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous but live in remote communities that have few to no meetings.“I could start a meeting but no one would attend,” she said. “There is a lot of sober people but there wouldn’t be anyone to show up. It is really sad to see. I know the benefits of a meeting and having a recovery support.”Gardebois packed her bags and was sad to leave home again, but is hopeful for the future and has plans to enroll in a post-secondary program with the hope of becoming a counsellor.“I love my community. This is where my ancestors are from,” she said. “My hope is to just break that cycle.”cmorrittjacobs@aptn.ca@aptncharlottelast_img read more

Canada trails Europe and US when adopting tech says Amazon Canada exec

first_imgTORONTO – Canadian businesses are slower to adopt new technology than their European and American counterparts, according to Canada’s head of Amazon Web Services.The e-commerce giant has noticed it takes more education and convincing to get Canadian firms to embrace the industry’s latest advancements, Eric Gales, country manager of Amazon’s cloud-computing subsidiary AWS told The Canadian Press.“The U.K. is very competitive because the whole country is just that much more dense, so that has a function in driving things like adoptions,” said Gales, who moved to Canada in 2006 from the U.K. and spent 13 years working for Microsoft before joining Amazon. “Here, we find adoption rates of new technologies are generally a bit slower.”He’s noticed that by the time a typical business in Canada adopts a product, the next version or feature with enhanced capabilities is already available because someone else pushed for it previously.The disparity stems in part from what Gales considers to be an “old model” of business, where quick adoption was mainly the privilege of companies who could afford to make large investments in platforms and features that would grow their business and help them beat competitors.As technology gets cheaper, more companies can afford to indulge in the latest gadgets and software, breaking down the gap between the “haves and have-nots.”But not all companies have seized the opportunity, so Gales said Amazon is “spending a lot of time and energy on helping customers appreciate what’s possible” and dispelling the “complicated” and “scary” reputation of artificial intelligence and machine learning.It takes more than just name-dropping big American or European brands that have latched onto new technology to get Canadian companies to follow suit, he added.“The customers I meet with want to know about Canadian examples (because) those Canadian examples generally act as the beacon, the signal that it’s okay to move forward.”That means he’s talking a lot about Vancouver-based athletic apparel company Lululemon, which adopted AWS products after finding its own system was too costly and slow. Similarly, National Bank of Canada’s global equity derivatives group looked to AWS when its hardware and databases couldn’t keep up with growth.Gales is not the first to assert that the Canadian business community’s adoption of technology can be slow.In April, a Dell and Intel-backed study from research firm PSB revealed 35 per cent of Canadians thought the technology they had at home was more advanced than what their office was outfitted with.Long before that, industries were bemoaning how the country constantly lags behind, but that isn’t the case in every sector, said Rafik Loutfy, director of Ryerson University’s Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.Canada has been on track with financial technology, automotive, processing and aerospace technology, but retail hasn’t fared as well, he said.“Look what happened to Eatons and Sears (Canada),” Loutfy said of the chains that filed for bankruptcy, shuttering their department stores across Canada. “Both were slow to adopt e-commerce.”That same reluctance can trickle down to consumers, he said, noting that some Canadian start-ups struggle to find customers at home and have to resort to earning 80 to 90 per cent of their profits from American buyers.“We tend to be more conservative in Canada than in the U.S. and in England and then we fall behind and it costs us.”last_img read more

Salvation Army has been receiving generous help from the community

first_imgHuskies – Fill a bus, was more successful than the year previousSafeway – Donated four tons of foodFSJ Senior Flyers – Teddy Bear Toss, received a couple hundred bearsCentury 21 – Toy Drive, saw the most toys this year and sponsored 21 hampers (Independently purchased the food, gift cards and toys. $165 value per hamper)ATCO Two Rivers Camp – Donated $2500 purchased food from the Wholesale ClubDoig First Nations – Donated $2500Giant Power Tong – Donated 100 TurkeysButcher Block – Donated 150 HamsC&V Trailer Rentals – Donated the use of a Trailer to pick up the donations“With every added donation we are able to help more people,” said Cameron Eggie, Executive Director for the Salvation Army. “Big efforts have been put forth by a lot of people to make this all happen.”The Red Kettle Campaign continues and spaces are still available to volunteer.If you are interested in Volunteering for the Red Kettle Campaign call the Volunteer Coordinator Tatiana (250) 261-1933Salvation Army FB Page CLICK HEREFor more information on the Red Kettle Campaign CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army has been building their 165 Christmas Hampers that they could not have done without the generous help of this Community.In the past month, several organizations and businesses have come together to help provide food and gifts to create a successful Christmas Hamper Campaign.Some of the community support has been received through;last_img read more

Akshay defeated by woman officer in mock fight

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of the release of his film “Kesari”, actor Akshay Kumar visited a BSF camp and performed a mock fight with a woman officer here. Akshay on Tuesday took to Instagram and shared a video in which he can be seen engaged in a mock fight with a woman officer. The actor started the fight with some clever tricks but was quickly pinned to the ground by the officer. Appreciating the officer’s stint, Akshay wrote: “Woman strong, mother strong, sister strong, then country strong.” Akshay also posted a video in which he can be seen performing fake kickboxing with another woman officer. “Always treat to meet the jawans from BSF India. Their training, passion and enthusiasm is top-notch, always a learning experience,” Akshay captioned the video. “Kesari” is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers of the British army fought 10,000 Afghan invaders. Directed by Anurag Singh, the film also stars actress Parineeti Chopra. It is due to release on Thursday.last_img read more

Lawmaker Says School Mascot Scrappy the Owl Was Wrong

Five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders take a knee during the national anthem prior to a college football game against North Greenville, in Kennesaw, Ga. The group of cheerleaders from the college in Georgia say they’ll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday’s homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. (Cory Hancock/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker says Scrappy the Owl, the mascot at the university where five cheerleaders have been kneeling during the national anthem, had no business leading students in a march through campus to support the cheerleaders.The five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders vow to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the anthem is played at Saturday’s homecoming football game. They were moved off-field after an earlier protest.Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart chairs the House subcommittee in charge of funding Georgia’s public universities.He tells The Marietta Daily Journal that Scrappy’s participation in Monday’s rally supporting the so-called Kennesaw Five was inappropriate.The lawmaker says that unless any group can solicit the owl’s services for protests, the taxpayer-funded mascot shouldn’t have been used.Video from WXIA-TV shows the mascot voicing his support. read more

Commentary Bengals looking to bounce back against the New England Patriots

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, right, is stopped after catching a pass for a short gain by Cleveland Browns defensive back Joe Haden at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday, Sept. 29. The Browns won, 17-6.Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals return home to face the undefeated New England Patriots this Sunday in a game that has great implications.If the Bengals pull out the win, last week’s loss to the Cleveland Browns will be viewed as an anomaly. But with a loss and perhaps another weak outing by quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bengals may find themselves searching for ways to salvage their season.At home, the Bengals (2-2) are undefeated and performed much better against the pass than they have on the road. They have held Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks in check, forcing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers into a two interception performance and limiting Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers to 278 yards of total offense.Meanwhile on the road, Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears and Brian Hoyer of the Browns were able to find the holes in Cincinnati’s secondary to help their respective teams win. Bengals fans can only hope that this pattern continues in week five when they face three-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.However, the Patriots, though undefeated, have question marks of their own. Brady began the season with a significantly inexperienced group of receivers who have struggled to stay on the same page as their quarterback. But the wide receivers have shown recent signs of improvement as both Kenbrell Thompkins (127 yards receiving) and Julian Edelman (118 yards receiving) had strong games last week against the Atlanta Falcons.On defense, New England must deal with the loss of defensive tackle Vince Wilfork who sustained a season-ending injury (achilles) against Atlanta. Wilfork is key to the Patriots’ ability to stop the run. Over the last five seasons, New England is ranked ninth against the rush with Wilfork on the field and dead last without him.But the Bengals cannot concern themselves with their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses at this point. They have the talent to beat almost any team in the league, as evidenced by their comeback victory over the Packers. But when they fail to execute on offense, they are capable of losing to any opponent, including a team depleted of its starting quarterback, just like the Browns.While Hoyer gave an inspired performance, Cincinnati’s lack of offense was the biggest factor in the loss. The Bengals converted only four of 14 third down attempts against Cleveland and gained only 16 first downs. Meanwhile, the Falcons lost to the Patriots in week four despite picking up 26 first downs. If offensive coordinator Jay Gruden cannot make the proper adjustments and Dalton continues to miss open receivers, the promise that surrounded the Bengals before the season will quickly vanish. read more

TCI Tourism features in London

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 13, 2017 – Turks and Caicos continues to take seriously the potential of the European market, and though the Air Passenger Duty tax imposed by the UK on people flying over 2,000 miles is reported as increased slightly to £73 per person over the age of 16 years,  still interest in European tourists has not waned.  Courtney Robinson is the Marketing Executive for the TCI Tourist Board in London and represented the country at the recently held, Destination Holiday Travel show.   Over 70 tourist boards attend the event, billed as the UKs biggest and longest running travel show.  Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Destination Holiday travel show was on in London at the Olympia Exhibition Center from Feb 2-5, 2017.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The TCI Tourist Board said by exhibiting at the prestigious event, many potential vacationers had a chance to learn more about the Turks and Caicos including world renowned Grace Bay Beach.   Also highlighted in the exhibit were the award-winning luxury accommodations and some of the more picturesque scenes from around the country.  The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

MercedesBenz Concept EQV previews an attractive electric van

first_img • Mercedes-Benz EQV concept electrifies the humble van We’ll start with the most important part, the powertrain. The EQV is front-wheel drive, containing all its motive-force bits in the front end. Its electric motor puts out 201 horsepower, and it’s combined into a single unit with the transmission, cooling system and power electronics. Juice comes from a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives the EQV a range of about 249 miles and a top speed of 99 miles per hour. With fast charging, it can add about 62 miles of range in 15 minutes or so.Enlarge ImageThe best electric vehicles don’t look all that different from today’s cars, and the EQV fits that bill to a T. Andrew Hoyle/CNET From an aesthetics standpoint, the EQV looks very close to the Mercedes V-Class that debuted at the end of January. There are a few touches to let you know it’s electric, like a sleeker grille and headlight combination, as well as some unique alloy wheels with blue accents, but it’s largely the same on the outside as the V-Class. The EQV’s interior is just a bit fancier, with blue and rose-gold elements all over the place. The Nappa leather appointments are obviously more suited to the EQV as a passenger vehicle, but odds are that there will be a stripped-down commercial version that can take a little more abuse, too.While the production EQV will likely arrive within the next year or so, Mercedes-Benz has bigger plans beyond that. The automaker hopes to electrify its entire portfolio — that is to say, it will offer at least one electrified variant of all its models — by 2022. The future is electric, but it seems Mercedes-Benz doesn’t want to wait until the absolute last minute to hop on the bandwagon. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard 0 Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled the Concept EQV at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept is an all-electric van that’s slated to enter production in the near future. The actual production version will be introduced properly at the Frankfurt Auto Show this fall, but for now, the “concept” version gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect. Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz See All More From Roadshow Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Geneva Motor Show 2019center_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Mercedes-Benz 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 52 Photos Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Electric Cars Concept Cars Vans Future Cars Post a comment reading • Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV previews an attractive electric van 1:38 Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV looks prepped for production Share your voicelast_img read more

Former SC judge Amirul Kabir no more

first_imgAmirul Kabir Chowdhury. File photoFormer chairman of National Human Rights Commission and retired Supreme Court judge Amirul Kabir Chowdhury died at a city hospital on Tuesday evening. He was 78.The retired Appallate Division judge, Amirul Kabir, was admitted to Bangladesh Medical College Hospital due to old-age complications on 25 March, said his son-in-law Rajib Ahmed.Amirul Kabir was survived by a son and two daughters.His first namaz-e-janaza is scheduled to be held on Eidgah Mosque premises on Tuesday night.His last namaz-e-janaza will be held at Chandgaon residential area mosque in Chattogram after Zuhr prayers on Wednesday, according to family members.He will be buried there.last_img read more

CEC justifies police actions on opposition

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurul HudaChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Saturday said the police are not arresting anyone without any reason.He added that the law enforcement officials is not either going beyond the directives of the election commission as they are now under his commission’s control.”The police obey our directives. They arrest no one without any reason going beyond our directives,” he told reporters replying to a question at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city.The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies have alleged filing of fictitious cases and arrest of its thousands of leaders and activists and submitted list to the prime minister’s office and also the election commission authorities.The CEC made the remarks after the inaugural session of the EC’s three-day briefing arranged for giving its directives to executive magistrates for preventing the violation of the electoral code of conduct in the upcoming parliamentary elections.The first day’s briefing started at 10am with the participation of executive magistrates deployed in election duty in 18 districts.”The commission has given directives to the police. The police have also made commitments to us. They’re working accordingly,” he said.In reply to a question, Nurul Huda said the government does not give any directive to the commission over the election.”There’s no directive from the government. Rather, our election-related directives are now visible there in the field,” he said.The CEC said now the level-playing field prevails in the country.At the inaugural session, the CEC and four election commissioners — Mahbub Talukder, Shahadat Hossain, Rafiqul Islam and Kabita Khanom — were present.The commission in the three-day briefing will give directives to the executive magistrates over how to conduct drives against and punishing the violation of electoral code of conduct in the 11th national election slated for 30 December.Magistrates from Dhaka, Gopalganj, Cumilla, Gazipur, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Tangail, Faridpur, Manikganj, Kishoreganj, Sherpur, Rajbari, Madaripur, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Jamalpur, Shariatpur and Narsingdi are there in the first day briefing.On 12 November, the EC directed the public administration ministry to appoint executive magistrates at the field level to check the violation of the electoral code of conduct.The EC asked the ministry to appoint one executive magistrate for every upazila, one for three to four wards of city corporations, one to two magistrates for each district sadar municipality and one magistrate for three to four upazilas of the Chattogram Hill Tracts.The commission asked the ministry to keep the magistrates engaged in the election duty till the next day of election (31 December).Besides, the commission will deploy more executive magistrates and judicial magistrates on large scale a few days before the general election.last_img read more

Hijacked Metrobus Kills Pedestrian in DCs Deanwood Area

first_imgA Washington, D.C., Metrobus drops off passengers in Arlington, Virginia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)On May 2, a Metrobus driver was allegedly stabbed with a pair of pliers by a male as the vehicle was coming to the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Nannie Helen Burroughs., N.E. The driver managed to get out of the bus and passengers exited the vehicle through the back door, according to published reports.It has been reported that the suspect then drove the Metrobus to a Crown gas station that is located at the intersection and struck a pedestrian. It was later revealed that the pedestrian was killed.Police identified 40-year-old Anthony Payne of Northwest, as the victim. On May 3 Keith Loving, of Northeast, was arrested and charged with Murder Two, according to a statement from the police.D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier made a comment that was picked up by numerous media outlets labeling the situation as “a bizarre incident.”Earlier reports of the incident reported that juveniles attacked the Metrobus driver but that version of the story was corrected by Lanier during a press conference.Antawan Holmes, chairman of advisory neighborhood commission 7C in Ward 7, the area where the incident took place, said he learned about the incident not from the media but from District government officials.“I received an email from the mayor’s office in the form of an alert while I was at work,” Holmes told the {AFRO}. “I don’t have a clear picture of what went on there.”Holmes said that the incident raises larger concerns. Two teens have been killed at the Deanwood Metro Station within the past two months and Holmes can’t help but to think that this incident increases concerns about safety in the far Northeast section of Washington.“Let me say that the Metrobus incident doesn’t reflect what goes on in Deanwood,” he said. “It seems a lot of incidents happen around the edges of the city and I wonder if we are getting publicity for things that are happening here that may also take place in Georgetown or Anacostia.”The Federal Transit Administration released a report on June 17, 2015, stating that Metrobus drivers were assaulted by passengers 175 times. The assaults ranged from arguments with drivers over refusing to pay fare to criminal activity.As a result of the report, some Metrobuses have cameras and shields installed to protect the drivers.David Smith, president of the Deanwood Citizens Association, agreed with Holmes that the Metrobus incident isn’t a reflection of Deanwood but argued that it is a result of unfair public policy.“These types of incidents take place when poor people are being pushed to the vulnerable sections of the city,” Smith told the {AFRO}. He said he didn’t know the specifics of the case, but he understands that some District residents will have a wary eye on Deanwood and that’s not fair.“The two teens that were killed [at the Metro Station] weren’t from Deanwood,” he said. “One was from Maryland and the other lives in Kenilworth and yet Deanwood is blamed.”Smith said that Metrobus-like incidents won’t take place if District leaders would invest in the section economically and work to improve the schools and help young people get along in life.last_img read more

Deltas and Alphas Present Project Outreach

first_imgThe Prince William County (VA) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has partnered with the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity of Prince William County to present Project Outreach on Jan. 28 at Potomac Middle School, 3130 Panther Pride Drive. “Project Outreach” is a free conference for middle and high school males and females.  The conference is a safe environment designed to provide education, motivation, and skill-building on issues of responsibility, HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and prevention, abstinence/virginity, intimate violence in relationships, and dangers of the Internet and social media. Young adults will receive information and problem-solving skills and share their own experiences.  High school males and females students will share the same setting.  However, middle school students will be in a gender specific setting. Conference instruction and discussion will be led by trained professionals of Planned Parenthood. The goals of “Project Outreach” are to: (1) Share knowledge by combating ignorance and fear with factual information; (2) Change attitudes by providing motivation toward positive changes in sexual behavior; and (3) Provide skills by creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem.last_img read more

Baluchari silk makes comeback in Bengal thanks to state project

first_imgKolkata: The sale of Baluchari silk has seen a sharp spike in Bengal, after the state government launched the ‘Baluchari’ project a few years ago, aiming to revive the textile which harks back to the colonial times.”In collaboration with the West Bengal State Handloom Weavers’ Cooperation Society (Tantuja), the Directorate of Textiles had launched the Baluchari project, which has been a major success. The sale of this particular kind of silk has increased on a major scale as we roped in weavers from Bishnupur, who blended some old and new designs, keeping in mind the current trend and demands of the consumers,” said Director of Textiles Debasis Ghosh on Wednesday. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBaluchari, a quintessential textile of Bengal, which found a home in Bishnupur of Bankura district after its place of origin Baluchar in Murshidabad, had succumbed to the vagaries of nature. Even in Bishnupur, the design, looms, weaving technique and the thread used underwent drastic change with time, leaving the originality of the textile in shambles. In such a scenario, the Baluchari project has aided its grand revival, with the hike in sales figures. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataGhosh further said: “After the launch of the project, the West Bengal State Handloom Weavers’ Cooperation Society eventually undertook its marketing duties and launched an exclusive showroom in Park Street which specialises in Baluchari silk, among others. The annual turn- over of the showroom has reached crores.” Tantuja procures handloom fabrics from cooperative societies and artisans through 12 procurement centres and two training-cum-production centres. It has 83 sales outlets all over India. Speaking about the initiative taken by the government to help the farmers in cultivation of silk, the extension officer of the directorate of textiles Partho Pratim said: “There are 59 government sericulture farms in Bengal which cultivate superior-quality seeds. These seeds are then given to the farmers at a subsidised rate, who then produce the raw silk. When the raw silk is sold in the market, the farmers earn good revenue. The weavers who buy the raw silk spin it into sarees, shawls and other garments.”last_img read more

Ready Set Hack Pentagon Invites Hackers to Break Into its Computer Systems

first_img Register Now » April 1, 2016 The U.S. Department of Defense is asking the hacker community for help.The Pentagon has launched a bug bounty program, which is a public challenge inviting hackers to find vulnerabilities in its computer systems in exchange for cash rewards. The Department of Defense has set aside $150,000 to pay hackers for any holes in the military’s cyber security system, according to a statement announcing the bug bounty program.Related: Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America”This initiative will put the department’s cybersecurity to the test in an innovative but responsible way,” says Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in the statement announcing the challenge. “I encourage hackers who want to bolster our digital defenses to join the competition and take their best shot.”This is the first public bug bounty program the U.S. government has ever run.Meanwhile, bug bounty programs are such a common practice at many of the largest tech companies in the country that there are a handful of companies that act as liaisons between the hacker community and these enterprises. San Francisco-based startup HackerOne is one such company and is operating the Pentagon’s bug bounty program.Related: Google to Hand Out ‘Infinity Million’ Dollars to Hackers Who Break Into Google ChromeTo believe that any computer system is without vulnerabilities is foolishly naive. Bug bounty programs look to capitalize on hackers, who are often some of the most sophisticated computer minds out there.The Pentagon’s bug bounty program runs from Monday, April 18, through Thursday, May 12. Hackers interested in participating can apply here. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

Watch out for these roadworks affecting your journeys this week

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being warned to plan ahead when travelling this week as a series of new roadworks will begin across North Staffordshire. Dozens of routes will be affected by the planned works, which will be carried out by various local authorities as well as telecommunication, gas and water companies. The following list, correct as of June 3, contains the roadworks which are most likely to cause delays to traffic. Any emergency repairs will not feature in the list. Read MoreDrivers set to be banned from parking on these Stoke-on-Trent roads Burslem, Porthill, Hanley, Bentilee and Bucknall Boulton Street will be hit by eight weeks of roadworks chaos Occupation Street, Newcastle, carried out by Cadent between February 5 and June 14 Grovesnor Road, Newcastle, carried out by Cadent between February 12 and June 14 Belgrave Road, Newcastle, carried out by Cadent between February 21 and June 14 Vessey Terrace, Newcastle, carried out by Cadent between June 4 and June 6 Boulton Street, Wolstanton, carried out by Cadent, between May 29 and June 15 Woodland Avenue, Wolstanton, carried out by Cadent, between May 29 and July 12 Stafford and Eccleshall Stone Road, Eccleshall, carried out by Severn Trent Water between June 13 and June 15 Lichfield Road, Stafford, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 11 and June 13 Market Square, Stafford, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 4 and June 6 Rickerscote Road, Stafford, carried out by Severn Trent Water between June 6 and June 8 and by BT between June 5 and June 7 Rising Brook, Stafford, carried out by Severn Trent Water on June 5 School Lane, Stafford, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 6 and June 8 Almshouse Croft, Bradley, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 11 and June 13 Stafford Road, Haughton, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 5 and June 12 Main Road, Milford, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 4 and June 11 Cannock Road, Brocton, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 14 and June 18 Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, carried out by Severn Trent Water between June 12 and June 14 Read MoreGrieving relatives’ heartfelt tribute to Port Vale fan killed in crash Stone Traffic on a road The Fillybrooks, Darlaston, and Yarnfield Lane, Yarnfield, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 11 and September 3 Eccleshall Road, Stone, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 11 and September 3 Eccleshall Road, Stone, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 7 and September 6 Stafford Road and Brooms Road, Stone, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 11 and September 3 Lichfield Road, Stone, carried out by Vodafone on June 11 and by Severn Trent Water between June 11 and July 27 Trentham, Hanford and Clayton Chivelstone Grove, Trentham, carried out by Stoke-on-Trent City Council between June 4 and June 11 Clayton Road, Clayton, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between Jun 12 and June 14 A34 Stone Road, Hanford, carried out by Stoke-on-Trent City Council on June 5 (Image: Copyright unknown) Liverpool Road East, Kidsgrove, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 11 and June 13 High Street, Talke, carried out by Staffordshire County Council on June 10 between 6am and 12pm James Brindley Way, Tunstall, carried out by Stoke-on-Trent City Council between June 4 and June 11 Leek, Endon and Light Oaks Macclesfield Road, Leek, carried out by BT between June 6 and June 8 Ashbourne Road, Bradnop, carried out by Western Power Distribution on June 4 Leek Road, Endon, carried out by Severn Trent Water on June 7 Bagnall Road, Light Oaks, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 4 and June 6 Longton, Meir, Meir Heath and Weston Coyney Lightwood Road, Lightwood, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 11 and June 22 Anchor Road, Longton, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 11 and June 20 Market Street, Longton, carried out by Cadent between June 11 and November 2 Tideswell Road, Longton, carried out by Stoke-on-Trent City Council between June 4 and June 12 A50 Uttoxeter Road, Meir, carried out by Highways England between June 5 and June 9 Sandon Road, Meir Heath, carried out by Severn Trent Water between June 12 and June 14 Windmill Hill, Meir Heath, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 14 and June 21 Weston Road, Weston Coyney, carried out by Stoke-on-Trent City Council between June 10 and June 17 Read MoreWhat are my rights if my plane is delayed? Everything you need to know Newcastle and Wolstanton Roadworks (Image: Stoke Sentinel) Dividy Road, Bentilee, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 6 and June 8 Werrington Road, Bucknall, carried out by BT between June 6 and June 9 Hall Street and Westport Road, Burslem, carried out by Cadent between June 4 and June 28 Lichfield Street, Hanley, carried out by Western Power Distribution between June 12 and June 18 Porthill Bank, Porthill, carried out by Severn Trent Water between June 4 and June 6 High Street, Porthill, carried out by Severn Trent Water between June 4 and 6 Read MoreCampaigners tell highways chiefs: “We need traffic lights or there will be more crashes here!” Cheadle, Tean, Oakamoor and Foxt Oakamoor Road, Cheadle, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 14 and June 21 Tean Road, Cheadle, carried out by Staffordshire County Council between June 15 and June 22 Foxt Road, Foxt, carried out by Cadent between June 11 and June 15 Uttoxeter Road, Lower Tean, carried out by Western Power Distribution on June 13 Mill Road, Oakamoor, carried out by Western Power Distribution on June 7 Cheadle Road, Tean, carried out bt Staffordshire County Council between June 17 and June 25 Chapel Lane, Threapwood, carried out by Western Power Distribution on June 5 Bradley Lane, Threapwood, carried out by BT between June 4 and 5 Hollington Road, Upper Tean, carried out by Severn Trent Water on June 11 Fenton, Shelton, Cliffe Vale, Stoke and Blurton A50, Blurton, carried out by Highways England between June 11 and June 13 Blurton Road, Blurton, carried out by Severn Trent Water between June 4 and June 6 Alfred Street, Fenton, carried out be Stoke-on-Trent City Council between June 11 and June 18 Victoria Road, Fenton, carried out be Stoke-on-Trent City Council between June 11 and June 18 Shelton New Road, Cliffe Vale, carried out by Cadent between May 30 and June 8 Station Road, Shelton, carried out be Stoke-on-Trent City Council between March 28 and September 30 Boothen Old Road, Stoke, carried out by Cadent between June 4 and June 21 Read MoreWheels came off (literally) for this drink-driver being chased by police Kidsgrove, Talke and Tunstall last_img read more

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There’s absolutely no reason why Tesla should be this expensive. The company has never once booked a profit. Instead, it’s lost about $4.3 billion since it was founded 14 years ago, and that’s despite massive government handouts. As if that weren’t bad enough, Tesla’s bleeding cash. It’s burned through $2.6 billion in cash in just the last two quarters…and more than $10 billion since it was founded in 2003. If this keeps up, Tesla could run out of cash within the next 12 months.• This is a serious problem… But Musk and Co. aren’t actually trying to fix it. Instead, they’re trying to “paper it over.” According to Bloomberg, Tesla has issued new stock eight times in the last seven years. That hurts existing shareholders. But it gets worse. Tesla also borrowed obscene amounts of money just to keep the lights on. Back in August, it issued $1.8 billion in “junk bonds” to finance the production of its Model 3 vehicles. This isn’t just unsustainable. It’s a recipe for disaster. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tesla’s stock goes down in flames the next time it reports a “hiccup.” So, continue to avoid Tesla like the plague. You may even want to consider shorting (betting against) TSLA. Just understand that shorting is risky. So, make sure you know what you’re doing before you put this trade on.Regards,Justin Spittler New Orleans, LA November 6, 2017 P.S. I recently wrote about a better way to profit from the electric car revolution. You can read about it here. Reader MailbagRecently, we shared an interview with Doug Casey’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner: “Bitcoin—Better Money Than Gold?” Today, readers weigh in… It’s only as good as the government that rules over it! Fools rush in where wise men never go… Remember?—Howard By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch“Tesla’s shareholders will be in for a rude awakening… Its share price could soon fall off a cliff.” I issued this warning on October 5. But I’m sure some people thought I was crazy for saying this. That’s because Tesla’s stock was up 66% on the year…and more than 900% since the start of 2013. It was one of the hottest stocks on the planet. But it shouldn’t have been.After all, it’s not like Tesla’s raking in cash. It’s never booked a yearly profit in its history.• Instead, Tesla was rallying because Elon Musk is a “visionary”… Musk is the founder and CEO of Tesla. But unlike most CEOs, Musk doesn’t care about quarterly profits. He only cares about changing the world. He wants everyone to drive electric vehicles (EVs). He wants to put solar panels on every home in the United States. And he wants to colonize Mars. These are wildly ambitious goals. But they make for a great story.• That’s why Tesla has some of the most loyal shareholders on the planet…It’s also why many of its investors ignore problems that would send most people running for their lives. Just consider how Tesla shareholders reacted to awful news last month. Regular readers know where I’m headed with this. On October 2, Tesla announced that it had produced just 260 Model 3s, its first mass-market vehicle, during the third quarter. Musk had promised investors 1,500 vehicles. That’s an 83% shortfall. • Normally, a stock crashes when a company whiffs this bad… But Tesla rallied on the news. Again, that’s because Tesla shareholders don’t care about profits, cash flows, or debt. They only care about Musk’s dreams. But here’s the thing. Dreams don’t last forever. Eventually, you must wake up and face reality. That’s why I urged readers to avoid Tesla on October 5. Tesla will miss its production goal again… Tesla’s shareholders will be disappointed again. And next time, they might not be so forgiving. And that’s exactly what happened…• Last Thursday, Tesla reported its worst quarterly results ever… The electric carmaker lost $619 million last quarter. That’s nearly double the $336 million loss it suffered during the second quarter. That’s a staggering loss. But it looks like things will get even worse for Tesla. After all, the company just laid off about 700 employees. That’s about 2% of its workforce. Tesla’s also struggling to ramp up production of its Model 3 vehicle. Last month, Musk said Tesla would produce 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of the year. But now he’s saying they won’t hit that mark until early 2018, at the earliest. He also scrapped the company’s longtime goal of eventually producing 10,000 Model 3s per week. — In Case You Missed It…Last week, cryptocurrency investing expert Teeka Tiwari hosted the largest webinar in our industry’s history. More than 80,000 fellow readers tuned in to learn how Teeka has found his readers gains as high as 1,626%, 3,274%, and even 21,127% in the cryptocurrency market. If you missed it, Teeka agreed to show a replay of the webinar. Watch it for yourself right here. — Teeka’s new cryptocurrency prediction could make you a fortune by January For the next few days only, crypto expert Teeka Tiwari is revealing his next big cryptocurrency prediction for 2018. Last year’s prediction was spot on… Those who followed his best ideas had the chance to turn a small stake into nearly $200,000. Click here to be among the first to hear his latest. I have one fundamental question—most of the banks are prohibiting sending money from our account to buy cryptocurrencies. Then how to pay for it?—Mukeshlast_img read more

When Maddy Nadeau was a toddler her mother wasnt

first_imgWhen Maddy Nadeau was a toddler, her mother wasn’t able to care for her. “I remember Mom was always locking herself in her room and she didn’t take care of me. My mom just wasn’t around at the time,” she says.Every day, her older sister Devon came home from elementary school and made sure Maddy had something to eat.”Devon would come home from school and fix them cold hot dogs or a bowl of cereal — very simple items that both of them could eat,” says Sarah Nadeau, who fostered the girls and later adopted them.The girls’ parents struggled with drug addiction, and for several years, the sisters moved in with different relatives and eventually, foster homes. Nadeau says when they arrived at her home, both girls were anxious and depressed and had a hard time focusing in school — especially Maddy, who had been exposed to drugs in utero.”That makes it very difficult for her brain to settle down enough to do more than one task at a time,” Nadeau says.The Nadeaus live on Cape Cod, which has some of the highest numbers of deaths due to opioid overdoses in Massachusetts. It’s also where a growing number of schools are hiring treatment counselors to work with teachers and their students whose families are battling addiction. The counselors work at the schools but are employed by Gosnold, the largest provider of addiction services on the Cape.In October, Congress authorized $50 million a year for the next five years to fund mental health services to help school districts treat students who have experienced trauma due to the opioid epidemic.And an increasing number of school districts across the country are starting not only to screen and treat at-risk kids for opioid addiction, but also access mental health counseling specifically for students whose families and communities are consumed by opioid abuse.”Schools have more kids who cannot access the learning environment,” says Sharon Hoover, co-director of The National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Children are “suffering from family substance abuse and schools are feeling the burden.”Hoover says bringing counselors and psychiatrists into the schools is an effective approach.”This is considered a preferable model of care,” she says. “The kids show up for treatment services because they’re not relying on a family member to take them somewhere in the community.”These programs are new, but data shows that school counseling for kids at risk for substance abuse leads to less absenteeism and better school performance.In Massachusetts, the schools using the Gosnold counselors report that their students are doing better academically and emotionally.Sarah Nadeau says that has been the case for both Maddy and her older sister, who are leading more stable lives since they began seeing the Gosnold counselors at school every week.”Their day runs smoother. They can get out their anxiety while they’re in school instead of bottling it up, and then go back to class and continue learning,” she says.K’yan Kelly is a Gosnold counselor who works at Lawrence Middle School in Falmouth, Mass. She sees Maddy Nadeau at least once a week.She recently increased the number of days she works at the school because she says so many children are experiencing the chaos of addiction, including the fear that their parents might not survive an overdose.”The unknown of whether a parent will live is a certain kind of trauma,” says Kelly. Also, “if you are a child who has experienced trauma, school itself can have a lot of demands.”The counselors are also there to support the teachers, who must navigate how to educate kids whose families are consumed by addiction.”It’s a lot. You’re dealing with addiction, you’re dealing with trauma, you’re dealing with loss and that’s what they’re up against, a lot of these kids,” says Carolyn Alves. Alves has been teaching for 17 years, most of them at Lawrence Middle School.She has seen an increasing number of students who are living in foster care or have moved in with other family members because their parents are dead, in jail, or struggling with active addiction.”You know that what they need is a lot bigger than what you can give to them as their teachers,” she says.Each school pays Gosnold a fee for its counselors. Private insurance covers the student’s individual sessions. If insurance won’t cover the therapy, Gosnold will absorb the cost. Last year, 17 schools on Cape Cod used Gosnold counselors, this year there are more than 50 schools offering these services to students throughout Massachusetts.”I wish that more schools offered it because the epidemic is everywhere,” says Sarah Nadeau. “For a lot of these kids, school is the only place that is stable. They get their lunch here, they get their education here, so why not give them their support while they’re here at the school?”This story was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

5 Content Marketing Lessons From SNL in the Age of Trump

first_img Director of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing Register Now » 5 Content Marketing Lessons From SNL in the Age of Trump Guest Writer Add to Queue Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shares Content Marketing Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Take today’s key issues and create meaningful content for your customers. 4 min read Image credit: Will Heath | NBC | Getty Images February 27, 2017 Whatever you think of his politics, President Donald Trump has been great for comedy. Saturday Night Live is having a revival of popularity as its hard-hitting satire and perfectly casted actors — like Melissa McCarthy’s hilarious portrayal of White House spokesman Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin as Trump — speaks to the country’s latest concerns about the various chaos and insanity emerging from Trump’s administration. Related: Is Vocally Opposing President Trump Risky Business?What can other content creators and marketers learn from SNL’s recent resurgence of Trump-related success? Seize upon key issues and crucial conversations.Trump’s presidency is the biggest story in recent political history, so this is an easy one for SNL. Everyone in the national media is talking about Trump all the time. But what about your business or your industry? What are the key issues that your customers are worried about and focusing on? Don’t assume that you know the answer. Use Twitter as a listening tool to see which keywords and topics are trending for your industry and your key audiences. Then you can create content that speaks directly to those areas of concern.  Slay sacred cows.SNL is not afraid to be irreverent, even offensive, toward the most powerful people in Washington. What is the biggest controversial topic/issue in your industry? What are the things that people in your industry should be saying? What stands should they be taking that they are not? What is the elephant in the room or the emperor with no clothes? Find these opportunities and create content that speaks to those issues. Build a reputation as a truth teller. Related: What to Consider Before Your Brand Takes a Stand PoliticallyRally your base.SNL is probably not going to win many fans among Trump’s supporters, but they’re focusing instead on getting a bigger share of fans from the large percentage of Americans who are opposed to Trump. Don’t be afraid to be controversial or even polarizing. Sometimes it’s better to speak passionately to the people who are most enamored with your brand, even at the risk of not appealing to lots of other people. SNL is rallying a big audience of people who are not Trump supporters — and SNL’s ratings are up! In content marketing on TV, it’s often better to have a passionate and lucrative niche following than to fail to appeal to a mainstream mass audience that no longer really exists. Make unconventional choices. McCarthy was cast as White House spokesman Sean Spicer — and her performance was brilliant — but the choice of a woman to play Spicer was also oddly inspired and unexpected. Don’t be afraid to be unconventional. Keep trying new things and elevating new voices within your company. Your content strategy doesn’t have to look like the usual suspects. But stay focused on quality.SNL is having a resurgence of popularity as people tune in to try to get some laughs out of our latest national political news, but even Trump’s biggest opponents won’t want to watch if the show’s not funny. SNL can’t become just a strident platform for anti-Trump statements; it still needs to be a comedy show first and foremost that makes people laugh. In the same way, content marketing can’t be just a stunt or a gimmick or push an agenda. You need to have a foundation of insight and quality that keeps people coming back. Related: How 10 Brands Thoughtfully Chimed In on President Trump’s InaugurationWho knows what will happen during Trump’s presidency, but SNL is leading the way for a vibrant, engaging, no-holds-barred national conversation about politics. This fearless spirit is something that all content creators and content marketers can try to emulate in our own work. Next Article Gregg Schwartzlast_img read more