Woman IAS officer alleges sexual harassment

first_imgA Haryana cadre woman IAS officer on Sunday accused her senior officer — in the rank of additional chief secretary — of sexually harassing her. The officer wrote in a Facebook post that she had sent complaints regarding the incident to the office of the President of India.last_img

LeBron puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans, vows to come back

first_img“I said it two years ago that I was coming back. Last year, some unfortunate event happened but I’m back,” James told the packed crowd at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night.“I’m happy spending this time with you guys throughout my busy schedule, but there’s no way I wasn’t going to be back here in Manila this year and I’m happy I’m celebrating this time with you,” added the NBA superstar of the Cleveland Cavaliers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 32-year-old James had the fans on the edge of their seats with his electrifying dunks when he entered at the five-minute mark of the exhibition game pitting the young guns of Gilas Pilipinas against the former and veteran national team players.LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time5.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 The three-time NBA champion drew a thunderous roar from the crowd after shaking the rim with his patented Statue of Liberty dunk wherein his arm is stretched in the air and as far back behind his head before emphatically putting it through the hoop.James was just warming up.The four-time MVP delivered another one-handed throwdown, but this time, taking off farther than the first. James fittingly closed the show with a windmill to beat the final buzzer before he was mobbed by Ravena and company, who beat Jayson Castro and the rest of the OG team, 91-72.“You guys are unbelievable and I thank you so much for being part of the LeBron James Tour 2017 and I hope you guys continue to welcome me because I would love to come back.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief James, who, arguably, has been the best basketball player for the past decade, gave the fans what they were waiting for as he teamed up with the likes of Kiefer Ravena, Ray Parks and Baser Amer for the Youngbloods and left them wanting more. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LeBron thanks ‘patient’ Philippines for welcoming him back View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NBA superstar LeBron James soars for a dunk as PBA player Ranidel de Ocampo attempts a chasedown block in an exhibition game featuring former and current national team players at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe King was back in Manila like he never left his throne.Returning to the city known for its unparalleled love for hoops, LeBron James thrilled Filipino fans for the third time in five years.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal midfielder Ramsey in Bosman talks with Juventus

first_imgArsenal midfielder Ramsey in Bosman talks with Juventusby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in Bosman talks with Juventus.The Gunners withdrew the offer of a new deal for Ramsey earlier in the season after months of negotiations – with the player’s deal to expire in June.Calciomercato.com says Inter and AC Milan have recently been linked with the Wales star, but it now looks likely that Italian champions Juve will pip their rivals who have been dissuaded by the player’s high wage demands.Ramsey is thought to want £9million a year from any prospective deal, and Juve will consider sanctioning the move as it will be offset by the fact that no transfer fee will be involved.Ramsey was voted Arsenal’s player of the season last term by Arsenal fans – the second time he was won the award during his ten-year stay. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Permanent Secretary Highlights Inclusion in Tourism

first_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, says the Government is seeking to build an inclusive sector through a digital transformation from which all Jamaicans can benefit.Ms. Griffith was speaking at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Tourism Awareness Week Thanksgiving Service, which was held at the Calvary Baptist Church, in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday (September 23).“Building an inclusive sector where all Jamaicans can benefit from tourism’s success is always foremost in the Government’s thinking, and digital technology is helping us to enhance such an inclusion. There is no doubt that digital technology has revolutionised the way in which we live, the way we think, and the way we see the world,” she said.“Consider our daily lives; we use smart devices to pay our bills, watch movies, attend classes, order meals, meet potential partners and even track down lost friends… such is the use of technology,” Ms. Griffith added.The Permanent Secretary argued that tourism has not escaped the digital revolution, as every technology that affects the citizenry impacts the industry.She said that contrary to popular belief, technology has not hampered the tourism experience, but has enhanced it, leading to more enticing opportunities for both the traveller and the destination.“Travellers can [now] visit interactive web portals to reach and to research travel destinations and accommodations. They can do so via online platforms such as Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline, and they can book an entire customised trip themselves on their mobile phones or laptops,” the Permanent Secretary said.She pointed out that new technologies have affected the travel industry in a most profound way, changing traveller behaviour and expectations.Tourism Awareness Week 2018, being observed from September 23 to September 29, is being held under the theme ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation’.Other activities will include a Tourism Action Club Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, as well as a digital marketing competition that will highlight Jamaica’s hidden tourism gems. Ms. Griffith was speaking at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Tourism Awareness Week Thanksgiving Service, which was held at the Calvary Baptist Church, in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday (September 23). Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith, says the Government is seeking to build an inclusive sector through a digital transformation from which all Jamaicans can benefit. center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

Internal TD bank review of financing Dakota Access pipeline still weeks away

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsLawyers working on a review of how the Toronto Dominion bank is investing in the Dakota Access pipeline said it has not idea when the project will be complete.In December, the bank issued a statement stating that it would undertake a review after protesters blocked several branches in Canada and the United States in an effort to get the bank to stop investing in the Dakota Access pipeline.“We’re focusing our attention on TD partly because it has invested the most money out of any Canadian bank into the Dakota access pipeline.” said Montreal demonstrator Meara Kirwin outside a downtown TD bank on a frigid February day.TD Securities is part of what’s called a lending syndicate – a group of banks that lends expensive projects money.In the case of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) TD has put in more than $360 million to help finance the controversial project.“We don’t think that banks should be funding human rights violations the way the Dakota access pipeline is doing in cooperation with the local police forces,” said Mohawk protester Kenneth Deer at a demonstration targeting a Montreal TD bank this past November.The response from the bank was to hire a human rights expert to conduct a review on behalf of the lenders and advise on recommended improvements.But Foley Hoag, the Boston law firm in charge of the review told APTN National News that despite having worked on it for more than three months, there’s no time frame to release the report.This comes at a time when court documents state the Dakota access pipeline might be operational as soon as next week.Now the demonstrators are wondering what’s taking the review so long.“Taking that long to do a review when the reality of the situation is very clear ethically and economically is completely unacceptable,” said Kirwin.TD declined to be interviewed for this story.tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

I can still be manager at 75 – Pellegrini

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes to still be in management when he is 75.The West Ham boss, 65, will be playing against 71-year-old Roy Hodgson when Crystal Palace visit the London Stadium on Saturday in a Premier League fixture.Pellegrini, Hodgson, 70-year-old Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and new Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri, 67, continue to fly the flag for the Premier League’s senior gaffers – and the former Manchester City boss wants to be at the helm for at least a decade more.“I have been working away from my country for 20 years, and another 10 in my country before that, and I hope I will carry on for many more years,” he told newsmen via Breaking NewsReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“Of course I hope to be working in my 70s – at 75-plus! If I am in good shape I will do it.”“In this profession the more experience you have the easier it is to analyse the game.”“If you ask me, I would prefer to be 10 years younger, but you can continue working in the same way if you keep yourself in good shape – and remain hungry to continue in work.”Pellegrini, had his first managerial job in his home country with Universidad de Chile in 1988,last_img read more

Fireworks Allowed In Kenai For New Years Eve

first_imgOn the days of December 31st and January 1st only, a 48-hour period, a person over the age of eighteen may use salable fireworks within the City of Kenai. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker is asking revelers to be careful and considerate: “General safety is the biggest concern. With the snow on the ground we’re not concerned about wildland fires, but anytime you use fireworks safety precautions need to be taken seriously. Have an extinguisher nearby, and don’t let children use them without parent supervision. If people take the right precautions fireworks can be used safely, and we just encourage people to do that.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the fourth year in a row, fireworks will be allowed within Kenai city limits this New Year’s Eve. Fireworks are not allowed on public spaces like the beach, ballparks, etc. Fireworks are forbidden in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, except for planned, professional, permitted displays. Chief Tucker: “Outside of the City of Kenai fireworks are not allowed to be used, but within the city limits of Kenai you are allowed to use fireworks.”  Fireworks are to be used only for personal and private use on real property owned by the person, or other private property with the consent of the property owner. For more information contact the Kenai Fire Department at (907) 283-7666.last_img read more

The Atlantic Posts Profit for First Time In Years

first_imgThe Atlantic says it turned its first profit in decades in the fourth quarter of 2010, driven by double-digit revenue increases year-over-year in digital (up 70 percent), events (up 37 percent) and even print (up 27 percent). Overall advertising revenue grew 37 percent. Online traffic grew 34 percent, with TheAtlantic.com and TheAtlanticWire driving a monthly average of 5 million unique visitors. The Atlantic‘s November issue boasted the most ad pages of any issue in the magazine’s 153-year-history and out of 11 issues, eight were up double digits over 2009, according to publisher Jay Lauf. Much of the magazine’s success over the last year can be attributed to custom packages, such as cover unit packages sold against The Atlantic‘s “Brave Thinkers” issue. In his keynote address at the FOLIO: Show in June, Atlantic Media president Justin Smith said The Atlantic was projected to have a profitable fourth quarter and a “multi-million dollar” profit in 2011. According to Smith, the comeback was structured around creating a solid brand identity; a digital-first strategy; building a marketing services operation; expanding live events; and maintaining a relentless focus on hiring top talent.last_img read more

Iran nuclear deal signatories meet in Vienna

first_imgThe Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria on 4 March. Photo: Reuters Iran nuclear deal signatories meet in ViennaWorld powers will warn Iran to stick to the terms of their nuclear deal when they meet on Friday for “last chance” talks, but with Tehran feeling the pressure from punishing US sanctions expectations of saving the 2015 accord are low, diplomats say.President Donald Trump last year pulled the United States out of the multinational deal under which sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear programme, verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).Washington has since re-imposed tough sanctions on Iran, aiming to cut the Islamic Republic’s oil sales to zero to force it to negotiate a broader deal that would also cover its ballistic missile capabilities and regional influence.Senior diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia meet with Iranian officials in Vienna on Friday, with Tehran threatening to exceed the maximum amount of enriched uranium it is allowed under the deal, adding to fears of a military escalation in the region.“We will repeat to the Iranians that nuclear issues are not negotiable. We want them to stay in the accord, but we won’t accept them messing us around,” a senior European diplomat said.Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Friday described the talks as a “last chance for the remaining parties … to gather and see how they can meet their commitments towards Iran.”An Iranian official told reporters ahead of the meeting that his country’s main demand was to sell its oil at the same levels that it did before Washington withdrew from the accord.However, he cautioned that Tehran had lost patience with the European signatories. Until its demand is met, Iran will continue on its current path and go over limits of the deal one by one, starting with the uranium enrichment level, the official said, although none of the actions are irreversible.“For one year we exercised patience. Now it is the Europeans’ turn to exercise patience,” he said. “They should try to find solutions, practical solutions and there’s always enough time for diplomacy and there’s always the possibility to go back, to reverse.”Reluctant To Pull The PlugGoing over such central limits of the deal could prompt European powers to re-impose sanctions through a process known as ‘snapback’. European officials have warned that Europe could go down that road, but are likely to hold back for now and wait for an assessment from the IAEA.“Europe will react cautiously. Despite strident warnings about the consequences of an Iranian violation, Europe will be reluctant to pull the plug on one of its most important multilateral accomplishments in recent years. It will instead play for time,” said Eurasia analyst Henry Rome.The cornerstone of European efforts to placate the Iranians is the creation of a mechanism for barter trade called Instex that would net out amounts at either end.Almost six months after it was created, it is still not operational and diplomats say it will only be able to handle small volumes for items like medicine, not the large oil sales Iran is seeking.European officials argue that it is crucial to show Iran that it is not isolated. At Friday’s meeting they will demonstrate that it is progressing by offering credit lines to facilitate its implementation. But when and if there is a first transaction remains unclear.“They are impatient on Instex, but it’s complicated,” said one European diplomat. “We’re able to show progress now, but they say it’s not enough. Well that’s tough luck for them. We are doing our best.”The European powers will also stress their frustration with Tehran publicly pointing the finger at them. They say neither Russia or China, which imported some 40 per cent of its oil from Iran prior to sanctions, have done much to ease Tehran’s economic woes.“It’s about time they also stepped up,” said the diplomat.last_img read more

UPS Delivers 5 Million Commitment to Cardinal Athletics

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services with its main Global Air Hub located in Louisville, has committed $5 million to University of Louisville Athletics. “Our hope is that when someone is watching a game from the UPS Flight Deck, they’ll not only think of our beautiful aircraft flying overhead, but realize we’re connecting global communities with everything from medical supplies to e-commerce,” said Brendan Canavan, UPS Airlines President. “Continuing the relationship with the University of Louisville helps us educate a future workforce with the benefit of a tuition-free education at UofL. That’s a true team effort!””We have established a terrific partnership with UPS over the last 20 years,” said Vince Tyra, UofL Vice President and Director of Athletics. “We are now excited about the level of support and array of programs designed to strengthen this partnership over the 13-year term of our agreement.  We’re particularly delighted about the long-term benefits that our student-athletes will gain through the UPS Leadership Academy through the coming years.”The gift will establish the UPS Leadership Academy within UofL Athletics. The UPS Leadership Academy is intended to support sophomore student-athletes as they develop their leadership framework by examining and reflecting on their individual leadership style and moving into a collective leadership model as part of a team, classroom and community.The first Academy will consist of a keynote speaker and five workshops covering topics such as leadership styles and roles, emotional intelligence, leveraging athletic experiences to enhance career opportunities, servant leadership, goal getting/setting and will include a networking lunch of former student-athletes from varying career fields.The program will also include the UPS Executive Speaker Series, exposing UofL student-athletes to some of the top leaders throughout the world in a variety of fields including management, aviation, human resources, sales, public relations and other areas.  The program will also seek to create more high-level internships for UofL student athletes at UPS.  The $5 million gift extends a strong relationship with Cardinal Athletics.  UPS committed $3 million toward the expansion of Cardinal Stadium in 2009, with the upper deck of the football stadium named the UPS Flight Deck.  This new gift will extend those naming rights for an additional 13 years.About UPSUPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.In Louisville, UPS is the city’s largest employer, and also is part of Metropolitan College, a joint education-workforce-economic development initiative with the University of Louisville, Louisville Metro and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Metro College provides eligible Kentucky residents access to a tuition-free post-secondary education and outstanding employment opportunities.UPS can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter. Visit UPSJobs.com to learn more about opportunities at UPS.Print Friendly Version Story Links WATCH: UPS & Louisville Team Up last_img read more

June 5 1999 Arcosanti community synergy to instal

first_imgJune 5, 1999Arcosanti community synergy to install East Crescent electrical line. Will, George,Dario spool out electrical cabling into the EastCrescent heat duct tunnel, as David, Paul, and Herb lube and feed cablinginto pipe. At the other end of the tunnel (not pictured), Sparks, Mike, and Roboperate the winch that is pulling the cabling.last_img

July coffee hours announced for state Rep Holly Hughes

first_img16Jul July coffee hours announced for state Rep. Holly Hughes State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, invites residents of the 91st House District to meet with her during coffee hours for the month July to discuss state and local issues of interest.District office hours for Rep. Hughes will be Friday, July 24th in Ravenna, Norton Shores, Fruitport, and Whitehall.Additional details regarding Rep. Hughes’s district office hours are as follows:Friday, July 248 to 9 a.m.Ravenna Round Table12396 Stafford St., Ravenna, MI 49451Friday, July 2410 to 11 a.m.Toast N’ Jams3462 Henry St., Norton Shores, MI 49441Friday, July 2411:30 to 12:30 p.m.Village Inn340 N. 3rd Ave., Fruitport, MI 49415Friday, July 241:30 to 2:30Gary’s Restaurant906 E Colby St., Whitehall, MI 49461No appointment is necessary for district office hours. Residents unable to meet Rep. Hughes during the above scheduled times can contact her office toll free at 877-633-0331, or via email at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Hughes Newslast_img read more

Privacy and security are two of the biggest issues

first_imgPrivacy and security are two of the biggest issues when deploying a Big Data analytics system. Some aspects of the data can be considered sensitive, and because the more that is accumulated, the more you have to consider the implications of a security breach.This new e-book, the fourth in our series on the “Rise of the Software-Empowered Video Operator,” discusses the benefits of an approach to analytics that incorporates security as an intrinsic component of the capability.Download this e-book to learn:How data gains value through integration of multiple sources for a complete picture of the customer experienceSpecific areas where analytics can have an immediate impact on your pay-TV businessTop 10 ways security adds value to your analyticslast_img