THE qualifiers for this Thursday’s semi-finals in the JN Open League netball competition will be known today, following today’s quarter-finals at the Leila Robinson Courts, starting at 6:45 p.m.Defending champions Mico ‘B’, who topped Group Two with 24 points from eight wins, will be aiming to move forward in a bid to retain their title as they go up against the very dangerous Molynes ‘A’, which topped Group Seven with maximum 21 points from their seven wins.This game is expected to be very close, but Molynes ‘A’, the team with the second-highest number of goals in the competition, is given the edge to topple the defending champions.It could go either way in the UWI Pelicans vs Jamalco encounter, as both teams were red hot in the preliminary stage of the competition and topped their groups quite easily. The Conrad Parkes-coached UWI Pelicans topped Group One with maximum 21 points from seven games, and with the likes of former national senior players Nadine Bryan and Thristina Harwood, along with former national Under-21 player Shameera Sterling in their line-up, they could go all the way.After being beaten in last year’s final by Mico ‘B’, the Winston Nevers-coached Jamalco are determined to go all the way this time around, and after topping Group Seven with maximum 21 points from seven games, they will be hoping that ace shooter Marsha Murphy-Dawkins continues her impressive form and steers them to the semi-final.MICO ‘A’Last year’s beaten semi-finalists, Mico ‘A’, who were upstaged by sister team Mico ‘B’, have been the best attacking and defensive team so far this season, and after dominating Group Six with maximum 24 points from eight games, they will be hoping to get the better of Group Three winners Cablepro in the other quarter-final.Despite their impressive record, the Mico team will enter today’s encounter without ace goalshooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, who played her final game on Saturday against UTech Knights.Fowler-Reid left the island on Sunday for the ANZ Championship in New Zealand, but the Annette Daley-coached team still has national senior defender Vangelee Williams in their line-up.The consolation quarter-finals will also take place today, starting at 5:54 p.m. The games are: Speg A vs Waulgrovians B, Tivoli Gardens vs Skibo, Ravens A vs UTech Knights, and Molynes United B vs Molynes United C.
SAN FRANCISCO — When making his free agency decision this summer, Warriors forward Glenn Robinson III wasn’t just looking for playing time. He made that mistake before. Instead, he prioritized a place that could utilize his talents. Disappointed after falling out of the rotation with the Detroit Pistons last season, Robinson asked his agent to reach out to the Warriors, who entertained signing him two years ago. Mutual interest led to a one-year, $1.9 million deal.In the wake of injuries to …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it would tighten work requirements for able-bodied Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants without dependents.Under current regulations, able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) can receive food assistance no more than three months out of every three years, unless they work at least 80 hours per month or meet other education or workforce training requirements. Previously, states could waive work requirements when jobs were unavailable or didn’t match workers’ skills, but the rule will make it more difficult to do so, causing an estimated 688,000 people to lose benefits.The vast majority of the more than 140,000 comments submitted to USDA in response to the rule were written in opposition, including those submitted by National Farmers Union (NFU). In a statement, NFU Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rob Larew restated the organization’s objections and emphasized the value of nutrition assistance programs. “More than 37 million Americans will experience food insecurity this year, which is 37 million too many. But this number would be even higher without programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which help ensure that those in need can put food on their tables,” Larew said. “There is no question that the nutrition safety net is essential and effective — yet this administration has done everything it can to slash gaping holes into that net, allowing hundreds of thousands of people to slip through the cracks. These work requirements, which will erode food security in rural and urban communities alike, are just another example of that.”
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Email The Motown icon will rectify that with Christmas Everyday, a 10-song holiday LP set for release Nov. 10 exclusively via Amazon Originals. As reported by Billboard, the album contains three originals plus seven classic renditions, including “Santa Claus Coming To Town,” “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Please Come Home For Christmas,” and “O Holy Night.”Co-produced with Adam Anders (“Glee”), Robinson enlists multiple guests, including Take 6, the Dap-Kings, Mindi Abair, and Trombone Shorty. “I was quite pleased when I was approached about doing a holiday album,” Robinson said via a statement. “I love the feeling of Christmas … and these are some of my absolute favorite songs. Folks are going to be surprised by some of the arrangements.”In 1963 Robinson and his band, the Miracles, released Christmas With The Miracles. The name of Robinson’s new album is based on an original track from that album, “Christmas Everyday.”Gwen Stefani Scores No. 1 On ‘Billboard’ Holiday Albums ChartRead more Amazon Originals exclusive ‘Christmas Everyday’ to mix holiday classics and originalsTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 27, 2017 – 7:52 am With a career bordering on 60 years, it’s hard to fathom that Smokey Robinson has never released a holiday solo album. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 10, 2015 – 12:25 pm Smokey Robinson Wins Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male News Twitter Smokey Robinson: Motown Legend To Release First Holiday Solo Album Facebook Smokey Robinson To Release First Christmas Solo LP smokey-robinson-motown-legend-release-first-holiday-solo-album
GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd said Monday that it would sell 33 percent stake in Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to Fairfax Holdings Corporation and FairFax Financial Holdings limited. The deal is valued at Rs 2,149 crore and is expected to be completed by mid 2016. GVK will reduce its debt by Rs 2,000 crore and would reportedly save interest cost of Rs 300 core every year, the company said in a statement. Following the announcement, GVK stock closed up 6.28 percent at Rs 7.11 in trading Monday. During the day, it had gone up by 10.3 percent once as the broader markets continued to trade dep in red. GVK Airport Developers, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GVK Power and Infrastructure, had started a financing process last year, in a bid to reduce its debt to its lenders. The company received multiple offers, from which FairFax group was reportedly selected.”This is an important and successful milestone in deleveraging our balance sheet, and all proceeds from this stake sale shall be used to bring down our debt obligations to our lenders. We chose FairFax as a partner in BIAL as we have long standing relationship with its chairman Mr. Prem Watsa and we look forward to partnering with them in developing Kempegowda International Airport through its next stage of expansion as we develop a new world-class Terminal 2 and a new runway,” the company said in the statement. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch are the financial advisors to GVK and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is its legal advisor. Bangalore International Airport handled 17.3 million passengers during the period between April 2015 and February 2016. It marked an increase of 22.6 percent over 14.1 million passengers who arrived or departed from the airport during the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]
Anirudh Ravichander and Thalapathy Vijay.PR HandoutVijay’s upcoming film with Lokesh Kanagaraj is expected to be announced formally in June. The director is currently busy giving final touches to the script while working on the cast and crew.The latest update getting about the project is that the director has finalised the music director for the flick, presently referred to as Thalapathy 64. Well, youth sensation Anirudh Ravichander has been approached to compose music for the film.Rumours say that Anirudh has agreed to compose music for Thalapathy 64. If it turns out to be true, then it will be his second film with Vijay after blockbuster Kaththi.AR Murugadoss’ Kaththi had some wonderful songs backed by solid background score. The popularity of the audio was such that the background score got record views on YouTube after the film’s release.If Anirudh scores music for Vijay’s film again, the expectations will be sky high from the audience.As per the reports, Thalapathy 64 will be a quickie which might hit the screens for Pongal or Tamil New Year in 2020.On the other hand, Vijay is busy with his next film with Atlee Kumar. The name of the flick is yet to be revealed and it is expected to be announced on 22 June to coincide with his birthday celebration.
Kolkata: After 12 persons were killed in widespread violence during the West Bengal Panchayat election a day ago, post poll clashes continue to rock parts of the state on Tuesday. The state administration, however, claimed only six of those deaths were poll-related, State Election Commission (SEC) said.”According to the report received from the state administration, 12 deaths are reported on the polling day on Monday. Among them six are poll-related deaths, while the rest were due to different reasons,” SEC Secretary Nilanjan Shandilya told IANS. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPost poll violence was reported from parts of Howrah district where bombs were hurled in at least 20 houses during a clash between Trinamool Congress workers and BJP activists. A few vehicles were also vandalised and torched.Sporadic incidents of violence took place in South and North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts late on Monday.The single-phase rural polls in the state on Monday saw large scale violence and clashes between opposing political outfits throughout the day even as more than 60,000 armed personnel and 80,000 civic volunteers were deployed to guard close to 58,000 polling booths. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAs the day progressed, reports of clashes, booth capturing, vandalising of ballot boxes and rigging were received from pockets of South and North 24 Parganas, North Dinajpur, Nadia, West Midnapore and Cooch Behar districts.In several places, gun-toting goons attacked policemen on duty at polling premises, leaving at least two police officers severely injured. Several attempts to rig the election process were also reported across the state as miscreants poured water into ballot boxes or set them on fire. Additional Director General of West Bengal Police Anuj Sharma on Monday said Trinamool activist Arif Ali Gazi died in poll-related violence in South 24 Parganas while two other workers of the party died in Nadia. He said two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) workers died in Nandigram in East Midnapore district and a Jharkhand Disom Party worker died in Kushmundi of South Dinajpur.The opposition parties accused the Trinamool Congress of orchestrating unprecedented terror on the polling day and alleged the SEC and state administration completely failed to conduct a free and fair election.Representatives of CPI-M held a protest demonstration outside the SEC office on Monday evening demanding an answer from the poll panel about the adverse situations across the state.The state’s ruling Trinamool Congress, however, claimed that the people were able to exercise their democratic rights and said the situation was well handled barring a few isolated incidents.It accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of bringing in people from Bangladesh, Assam and Jharkhand with the help of Border Security Force personnel on the polling day to create unrest.Voting for the rural bodies in West Bengal was to be held on May 1, 3 and 5, but as the nomination process started in April, it was rescheduled to May 14 by the SEC following a Calcutta High Court order to extend the nomination deadline and announce a fresh polling date.
Insight partners with Tourism Ireland to offer discounts and agent prizes Tags: Insight Vacations, Ireland, Luxury Travel Travelweek Group Share TORONTO — Insight Vacations has drawn on the luck o’ the Irish by teaming up with Tourism Ireland for a two-month initiative set to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.During the months of March and April, the tour operator will be offering an array of savings on its Ireland tours, which include seven premium escorted journeys. ‘Irish Elegance’, for example, is now priced at $2,338 (previously $2,750), departing April 15-23, while ‘Country Roads of Ireland’ is now priced at $2,971 (previously $3,495), departing April 16-28.In addition, agents can win great prizes with each booking made between March 13 and April 30 that includes The Emerald Isle. With every booking made, agents will receive a scratch and win card, with prizes including: dinner for two at an Irish pub (value $100); movie night out for two; $25 Starbucks gift card; and $10 Tim Hortons gift card. A $200 per person deposit is required within three days of booking, with full payment due by the designated payment in full date. Promo code: PPIVIRELAND15 .More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaIn 2016, Ireland welcomed over 200,000 Canadian visitors. And according to Dana Welch, manager, Canada with Tourism Ireland, one-third of Canadian visitors have arrived by way of tour operators like Insight Vacations.“We continue to see a record number of Canadians visiting the Emerald Isle, so we are happy to be partnering with Insight Vacations to help agents bring travellers to the best sights in Ireland,” she said. “We are truly appreciative of this collaboration.”Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada, added: “Ireland continues to be one of our most popular destinations among Canadian travellers. With the support from Tourism Ireland, we hope to have continued success in bringing Canadians to the country with the help from our valued travel agent partners.”For more information go to insightvacations.com. Posted by Monday, March 13, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>