A Raebareli jail video showing inmates having drinks inside the barrack went viral on social media on Monday, bringing to focus clandestine entry of liquor and firearms in prisons, months after the sensational killing of an imprisoned mafia don inside the Baghpat jail. After local TV news channels repeatedly telecast the latest footage , the authorities suspended six officials, including a senior jail superintendent.
“As of now, none of these countries have informed us of a “As of now, none of these countries have informed us of a potential or concrete threat of a terrorist attack in Brazil,” Jungmann said.Brazil is already on alert after the French military intelligence chief said France had been informed of a planned terror attack on its team at the Rio Olympics.In June, Brazils intelligence service said it had detected Portuguese-language messages linked to the Islamic State group on an online forum.An even more explicit warning came after bloody attacks in Paris in November, when a French jihadist tweeted that Brazil was the “next target.”Jungmann said officials will supervise the Olympic delegations based on the security threat they face, with countries including the United States and France labeled as high-risk.”The dozen or so countries in that group will have special accompaniment,” Jungmann said. – Simulation exercises -======================== Security services staged simulation exercises in Rio to test counterterrorism response plans.Another exercise on “confronting external threats” is planned for today at the railway station in Deodoro, one of four Olympic zones in Rio along with Maracana, Copacabana and Barra da Tijuca.Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and Olympic organising committee president Carlos Nuzman met with federal and regional government officials to assess plans, notably discussing a potential increase in street blockades. AFP SSC SSC
The Pakistan Cricket Board has welcomed International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to penalise India women’s team for failing to play scheduled fixtures against Pakistan amid ongoing political tension between the South Asian rivals. (BCCI furious after ICC penalises women’s team for not playing Pakistan)The ICC Technical Committee yesterday confirmed that India women’s team would forfeit their three sixth-round games of the ICC Women’s Championship 2014-16 against Pakistan women.The world governing awarded Pakistan two points for each of the three unplayed matches, which were to be hosted by Pakistan and should have taken place between August 1 and October 31.The ICC said it had considered written submissions from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the PCB before making its decision.The points earned in the championship league go a long way in allowing teams to qualify for the next ICC World Cup. The decision means India will miss out on automatic qualification for the 2017 World Cup in England. (International Cricket Council penalises India women’s team for not playing Pakistan)The PCB said in a statement that it had made comprehensive submissions to the ICC, explaining that it made attempts in playing host to the Indian women’s team in Dubai but the efforts remained unsuccessful last October.”The PCB thereafter involved ICC in this matter and finally requested the matter be referred to Technical Committee for decision of award of points,” the statement said.PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said: “It is unfortunate that despite our sincere efforts we have not been able to play with India in the ICC Women s Championship. The ultimate loss of Pakistan-India series is to cricket.”advertisementAn official source in the PCB said that the ICC decision was being seen as a big step towards eventually forcing India to fulfill its bilateral commitments.”India despite signing a MOU with us in the ICC to resume playing bilateral series from 2015 has been avoiding doing this on one pretext or the other and it has caused us severe losses,” he said.He said the PCB was hopeful that eventually the ICC would also recognise the injustice being faced by Pakistan due to the India’s refusal to play a bilateral series.Pakistan has also asked the ICC to grant it special funds to compensate for India’s refusal to play bilateral series.Cricketing ties between the two neighbours are currently stalled, and the men’s teams have not played a bilateral series since Pakistan toured India at the end of 2012.They have, however, played against each other in various tournaments including the 50-overs World Cup, World T20, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup.(With PTI inputs)
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama head coach Nick Saban is a hard man to please, on and off the field, and even on his birthday.Wednesday was Saban’s 67th birthday, and the Alabama Crimson Tide decided to throw their coach a surprise party.It’s a little-known fact that Saban is a huge fan of legendary rock band the Eagles. So the Alabama players made the band the theme of the party.The Alabama boss managed to crack a couple of smiles before visibly looking like he wanted to get back to work.Happy Birthday Coach! @EdgarsBakery #OutworkYesterday#RollTide pic.twitter.com/jlg2ebGzjo— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) October 31, 2018It’s easy to understand why Saban was so easy to resume his coaching duties. Alabama has arguably the toughest game on their schedule this year against LSU.Although the Crimson Tide are 13.5-point favorites, LSU has turned the tables on a double-digit favorite they caught napping before.A win over LSU would all but secure Alabama a spot in the SEC Championship game. A loss will mean that the Crimson Tide lose control of their own destiny both in the SEC and in the College Football Playoffs.
New Delhi: State-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has cut the marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) by up to 10 basis points (bps) for various tenors with effect from Thursday. MCLR for overnight and one-month loan tenor has been reduced by 10 bps to 8.20 per cent and 8.25 per cent, respectively. Earlier, MCLR for overnight and one-month tenor was 8.30 per cent and 8.35 per cent, respectively. Similarly, for three-month, six-month and one-year tenor loans, MCLR has been decreased by 5 bps to 8.45 per cent, 8.55 per cent and 8.65 per cent, respectively. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepEarlier, MCLR for three-month, six-month and one-year tenor loans were at 8.50 per cent, 8.60 per cent and 8.70 per cent, respectively. “This is to inform that the bank has revised MCLR for different tenors with effect from July 11,” the bank said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. Earlier this week, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said he expects faster transmission of the three successive repo rate cuts totalling 75 basis points. On Tuesday, the State Bank of India had lowered its lending rates by 5 basis points across all tenors. After the 25 bps repo rate cut in the Monetary Policy review held in June, Bank of Maharashtra, Corporation Bank and IDBI Bank had reduced their MCLR by 5-10 bps.
Shimla: While heavy rains have already claimed 22 lives in Himachal Pradesh over the past two days, the meteorological department on Monday predicted that the downpour is likely to continue in parts of the the state during the next 24 hours. Light-to-moderate rainfall will occur at many places in the state in the next 24 hours with heavy rains expected at isolated places, Shimla Met centre Director Manmohan Singh said. Over 500 people are stranded in several parts of the state as a number of roads have been blocked by landslides and flash floods, officials said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Efforts are on to clear the roads and restore traffic to move them to safer places. The National Disaster Relief Force is diverting the water accumulated in Kangra district’s Nurpur sub-division by digging an alternative route, an official said. Multiple landslides blocked the flow of water in streams and formed a big artificial lake in Khadetar village in the sub-division. Residents of Trindi, Danni, Mairka, Lador, Thana, Hindorghaat, Letri and Jassur villages have been asked to vacate their houses, the official added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In Chamba district, several roads remain blocked, another official said. The Chamba-Pathankot road has been blocked at Parihar, the Chamba-Chowari road via Jot has been blocked at Bhatalwan Ghar and Mathunu. The Lahru-Sihunta road is blocked at Lahri Bhatti near Lahru; the Lahru-Tunnuhatti road is blocked at Barian Gala. The Kihar-Chamba road is blocked at Gharatnala and Rohala Nullah near Sundla; the Tissa-Chamba road is blocked at Pangola Nullah; and the Chamba-Pangi road is blocked at Saach Pass. At least 22 people were killed and 12 injured in rain-related incidents in the state on Sunday, officials said, adding the total loss amounted to Rs 490 crore.
Canadian rock band Blurred Vision – led by Iranian born brothers Sepp and Sohl Osley, and drummer Ben Riley – will release their debut album “Organized Insanity” under their Open Eyes Records imprint, and will raise money for WhyHunger at their album release concert in Toronto.Blurred Vision and The CubeThe 11 track album is produced by Terry Brown, most famous for his iconic work with legendary Canadian trio Rush.“Organized Insanity” drops Tuesday November 25 2014, and will be available internationally as a digital release on iTunes, and other download and streaming platforms with pre-orders available as of Monday October 20, 2014.The cover art, which the group calls the “Insanity Cube”, is the work of renowned designer Hugh Syme who created some of the most memorable Rock album covers from bands including Rush, Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Iron Maiden.Blurred Vision will be releasing a series of video podcasts anticipating the album’s release which includes a live studio performance sneak peek of some of the album tracks and a “round-table chat” with the band.Blurred Vision’s debut “Organized Insanity” delves into issues the band say are “vital to our existence as a Rock ‘N’ Roll band”. The album opens with the track “No More War”, an anti-war anthem with an homage to Martin Luther King Jr.. “Organized Insanity” touches controversial themes of war, politics, religion, and the state of the music scene today while at times digging into personal subjects surrounding relationships and love with songs like “Tonight”, “Arms Of Our World”, and “Wherever You Are” that demonstrate the band’s broad songwriting palette. Among the eleven original tunes are two tributes that highlight Blurred Vision’s influences; “Dear John”, an emotional track written for Beatle legend John Lennon, and “The Keeper”, a prog-rock/mid-east fusion with melodies inspired by the Persian mystic poet Hafez and even sung in Persian on the first verse.Blurred Vision will perform at The Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto on November 23rd, for the Organized Insanity Album Release Concert. Part of the proceeds from the Hard Rock Cafe show will benefit WhyHunger, an international charity organization based in New York City. Blurred Vision are official ambassadors of the charity, who are behind the annual “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign that kicks off in November, in partnership with Yoko Ono Lennon, and Hard Rock International.Under the creative direction of acclaimed producer and filmmaker Babak Payami and his Toronto-based Imagisti Creative Studio, Blurred Vision is gearing up for a 2015 album launch concert tour of the U.K, U.S. and Canada. Details of the tour will be announced late 2014.
Buoyed by that, they’re among the uniquely talented acts whose deep cuts get as rapturous a reception as the hits. Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin’ Man (From Phantom Power) Advertisement The band are Canadian icons, but it wasn’t just name-checking hockey players and smaller dots on maps of the country that got them there. A lot of that can be chalked up to raucous live performances sharpened to a wicked edge by years of touring and anchored by Downie’s maniacal pacing and off-the-cuff monologues. Advertisement The tour announced by The Tragically Hip shortly after the band confirmed singer Gordon Downie’s brain cancer diagnosis kicks off in Victoria, B.C. Friday night. Login/Register With: There’s an argument to be made that this touching song about friends made on the road is the band’s best jam. A steady beat, an easily shouted chorus and a few guitar-borne whale sounds carry the lovely lyrics. Strapping on the guitar tends to anchor Downie to the stage, but his frenetic energy remains in this 2006 performance at The Phoenix in Toronto.
Winnipeg-based band Streetheart is seen here in an undated handout photo, with lead singer Kenny Shields at centre. The band’s frontman, Kenny Shields died on Friday at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, according to Robyn Stewart, executive director for the Western Canadian Music Alliance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Trevor Brucki, *MANDATORY CREDIT* Twitter Kenny Shields, the brash lead singer of Canadian rock band Streetheart who swaggered across the country’s stages for decades, died of heart failure Friday. He was 69.The Juno-winning artist was part of the homegrown brand of guitar-driven hits that became rock radio staples throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, including “Action,” “Hollywood,” “Look in Your Eyes,” “What Kind of Love Is This,” and a cover of the Rolling Stones classic “Under My Thumb.”Guitarist Jeff Neill said Shields died Friday at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg after a number of heart problems. Advertisement Login/Register With: “At his peak he was as good as anyone who had ever picked up a mic, stood in front of a band and started singing,” Neill said.“Kenny had a confidence … He had a dangerous element that was attractive.”Born and raised in the small farming community of Nokomis, Sask., Shields’ knack for playing music started taking shape around the time he enrolled in an amateur talent show at six years old. He moved to Saskatoon to attend university where he joined local band Witness Incorporated.Shields began travelling across Canada with the band, touring with legendary acts including Roy Orbison and Cream, but his career was sidetracked in 1970 following a car accident that left him critically injured.After the dissolution of his first band, Shields moved to Winnipeg in 1975 to return his focus to music. He teamed up with another group from his home province, and in the years that followed, they would shuffle band members to eventually become Streetheart.The band would record six studio albums and a double-disc live album, which garnered several achievements, including six gold records, four platinum albums and a gold single. They’d also tour with AC/DC, Styx and Max Webster and were considered one of the best-selling rock bands to emerge from Western Canada in the 1970s.Neill says his band mate stood among the best in the business for his ability to command a stage and surprise the audience with theatrics.“If there was something to be climbed up — put a mic in his back pocket and climb up some scaffolding — he was more than willing to do that,” he said.“That bit of excitement, that bit of the unknown, was always a part of who he was.”Bob Hallett, formerly of Great Big Sea, remembers buying tickets to the band’s East Coast shows when he was a teenager. He said Streetheart was one of the top-notch Canadian rock ‘n’ roll acts that would play smaller cities.“The bands that did make it this far — the Streethearts, the April Wines, the Troopers — were really special to us,” Hallett remembers.“As far as we were concerned they were the biggest bands in the world.”Streetheart was an early pioneer of music video experimentation in Canada. A clip of 1979’s single “Under My Thumb” was commissioned by the band’s record label to promote their album “Under Heaven or Hell,” five years before MuchMusic would hit the airwaves. Advertisement The band also brought home a Juno Award for most promising group of the year in 1980.Around that time they faced conflicts behind the scenes, which led to band mates Paul Dean and Matt Frenette exiting to form Loverboy.Even after the original Streetheart lineup dissolved, Shields continued to play music, touring for years as the Kenny Shields Band in the 1980s.By the late 1990s, some members of the band reunited as Kenny Shields and Streetheart and began appearing at festival shows across the country.The band was inducted into the Western Canadian Music Association Hall of Fame in 2003.”I never really ever aspired to be in anything like this,” Shields said during the ceremony. “I never would have planned it.”Despite some heart problems in the past, Shields continued to perform until earlier this year when illness forced him to back out of a 40th anniversary tour.Earlier this month, the singer became confused and disoriented during a Canada Day concert in Sherwood Park, Alta. The band quickly scrapped their tour with an announcement on Facebook.Streetheart planned to play a farewell concert at the Winnipeg Classic RockFest next month as a tribute to Shields, with friends substituting for the singer. Organizers say their performance is still moving forward on Aug. 29 as scheduled.Shields is survived by his wife and daughter.BY DAVID FRIEND – THE CANADIAN PRES Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government tabled a budget Tuesday that will use billions of dollars worth of fresh fiscal runway for new investments, a decision that leaves Ottawa with no timetable for balanced books anywhere on its horizon.Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget will channel the extra dollars into new spending that he’s banking on to lift Canada’s long-term growth.In releasing his third fiscal plan, Morneau sought to reassure Canadians the new commitments would be carried out in a responsible way, while arguing his earlier investments had already produced encouraging economic results.“The economy is doing well — remarkably well,” Morneau said in prepared remarks of his budget speech.“With a strong and growing economy in place, we believe that now is the right time to focus on the deeper challenges that hold our economy — and our people — back.”Compared to the fall, the government says it has $19.8 billion in additional cash to play with over the next six years — an average of $3.3 billion a year in extra fiscal elbow room.That money was generated by a number of sources, including the stronger economy, revenues from tax changes for private corporations, lower-than-expected departmental spending and nearly $5 billion in re-profiled infrastructure commitments over the next two years alone.But due to the new investments, the government will continue posting annual deficits at roughly the same pace.Morneau’s plan to raise long-term growth is counting on waves of new measures designed to advance fundamental science, nurture the innovative economy and topple many of the barriers preventing women from fully participating in the workforce.Indeed, one of the predominant themes of the budget is to bring more women into the workforce, which many say will bring big economic benefits.But it remains to be seen whether the additional investments will be enough to give future generations the economic boost the Liberals have promised.Some say Ottawa has spent too much, because the government may have to eventually address another economic downturn or potential fallout from the trade and competitiveness uncertainty connected to the United States.Others argue Morneau should be spending far more if he truly wants to increase growth. For example, some said the budget’s lack of a comprehensive child-care plan means Ottawa hasn’t gone far enough to ensure the economy reaps the benefits of higher female participation in the workforce.The government is projecting deficits roughly in line with its October projections. The new outlook now shows an $18.1-billion shortfall for 2018-19 that’s expected to gradually shrink to $12.3 billion in 2022-23, including annual $3-billion cushions to offset risks.During the 2015 campaign, the Liberals had pledged to keep annual deficits at no more than $10 billion and to balance the books by 2019.On Tuesday, Morneau reiterated that he’s instead focused on another fiscal “anchor” of lowering the net debt-to-GDP ratio — a measure of Ottawa’s debt burden — each year. The budget predicts the ratio to decline each year over the outlook.The lack of target date for a balanced budget drew swift criticism Tuesday — from some economists and from the opposition Conservatives. There are concerns over Ottawa’s deficit plan at a time of economic expansion and warnings it could find itself far deeper down the deficit hole in the event of a recession.Other major worries are linked to the unknowns surrounding the outcome of the NAFTA renegotiation and the potentially greater fallout from the U.S. plan to slash corporate tax changes.Many have urged Morneau to respond by cutting business taxes in Canada — but he has refused to act until the U.S. government irons out the details of its tax overhaul. The budget acknowledged the uncertainty and said more analysis was necessary.The government will do its homework on the U.S. tax plan before taking any steps to address it, Morneau told a news conference before the budget was introduced.“It’s not news to me that business is asking for lower tax rates — I was in business, that’s a pretty common refrain,” Morneau said.Dennis Darby, president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, said the budget was a “missed opportunity” because it lacked reforms needed to improve competitiveness and encourage investment. He added that changes were missing long before the U.S. tax changes emerged and they’ve only exacerbated the situation.Jean-Francois Perrault, chief economist for Scotiabank, said the government’s plans to focus new spending in the budget on important, long-term goals to address inequality also raise the question of whether it still has room to navigate rough economic waters in the future.“If you do things that reduce inequality, depending on how you do them, there is a growth payoff,” Perrault said.For example, he said the budget introduces lots of smaller steps towards raising workforce participation among women — but it lacks a broader child-care plan. For Perrault, child care is the single most important measure that encourages women to enter the workforce.The Liberals provided money in last year’s budget for child care, but many called it insufficient.Economist Armine Yalnizyan agreed that the budget lacks the “secret sauce” of child care.She said in other jurisdictions government-subsidized child care has proven it pays for itself by enabling more women to enter the workforce, thus raising revenues.Yalnizyan also argues that in its effort to keep the debt-to-GDP on a downward track, the Liberals are actually spending less over the outlook when the promised investments are compared to revenues. To explain it, she noted how the government moved forward nearly $5 billion in past infrastructure commitments to the next two years.She said as long as there’s no unexpected downturn, the government appears to keeping its fiscal powder dry this year, so it can put more into the 2019 budget — which will be tabled months before the next election.“But that does not square with their focus on saying we need to plan for the long-run growth of the economy,” Yalnizyan said.Follow @AndyBlatchford on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misspelled Jean-Francois Perrault’s surname.
Ontario has reached a tentative contract agreement with the union representing school support staff, ending a work-to-rule campaign.Education Minister Liz Sandals says in a statement that the deal is net-zero, meaning any salary increases are offset through savings elsewhere. The Liberal government had threatened to dock the pay of support staff represented by CUPE and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, as well as the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, if they didn’t end their work-to-rule campaigns. Premier Kathleen Wynne had said that if the unions didn’t end their administrative strikes by November 1st, she would give permission to school boards to trigger five days’ notice to dock their pay. Public elementary teachers are the only teachers in the province that haven’t reached an agreement.
Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa and Chairman of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, said yesterday that after extensive talks with Nigerian authorities, in addition to the head of Nigeria’s delegation to the Commission, Prince Bola Ajibola, he remained confident “progress is close at hand.”He stressed that Cameroon’s sovereignty in that area was not disputed, but “the planned operation may be delayed due to unexpected technical difficulties.”At the same time, Mr. Ould-Abdallah said, the Mixed Commission is carrying out its other activities to follow up on the implementation of the 2002 ruling by the International Court of Justice on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon in a satisfactory manner.He added that the demarcation process is progressing well, and that the two nations have submitted their view on how to proceed with a maritime boundary.
In 2013 there were four such ballots, which rose to eight in 2017. But NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates said there were “many more” cases where action had eventually been taken by the school – but only after staff threatened to ballot for industrial action.According to official data, 5,075 children were suspended from secondary schools for physically assaulting a teacher in 2016/17 and 51,835 were suspended for verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against a teacher. Together, these made up almost one in five (19 per cent) of all suspensions.In primary schools, 17,500 children were suspended for a physical assault against a teacher and 6,220 for verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against a teacher, contributing to 37 per cent of all primary school suspensions.A Department of Education spokesperson said: “Teachers and school staff have a right to be safe while doing their jobs and any form of misconduct, including violence towards them, is completely unacceptable. “We have already made great strides in empowering teachers to tackle bad behaviour and have recently announced a £10 million investment to support schools to share best practice in behaviour management.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. School staff are increasingly refusing to teach unruly children, figures show, amid incidents of violence and sexual assault.The number of “refusal to teach” ballots has doubled in the past five years, according to the teaching union National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).Teachers at a comprehensive school in Cardiff refused to teach a Year 10 boy with a history of “disruptive, aggressive and violent behaviour” who sexually assaulted a female member of staff, the union said.Meanwhile staff a secondary school in Tyne and Wear refused to teach a Year 9 girl who was becoming “more and more violent”, and had been urinating throughout the school, often in front of staff, as well as “defecating around the school [and] wiping it on school equipment”.At an academy in Essex, teachers balloted for industrial action after staff said they no longer felt safe due to “physical and verbal abuse” from students and reports of a number of blades and weapons brought into school.Under a “refusal to teach” ballot, staff in a particular school can take industrial action as a last resort, to protest against the behaviour of a particular pupil. They can also take action short of a strike, which could involve refusing to cover lessons for colleagues or take on voluntary duties.
← Previous Story Masip had higher salary than the players Next Story → Topic of the Week: SEHA as a future of “South Stream”? Cimos KoperFredi Radojkovic Current Slovenian champion, Gorenje Velenje beat Cimos Koper 35:28 in derby match last Wednesday. Now, EHF CL 2011/2012 TOP 8 team from Koper is 8 points behind Gorenje and 6 behind Celje Pivovarna Lasko what means that championship race is almost over for the Champion and Challenge Cup Winner from 2011. Normally, media speculation about changes on the Koper’s bench began and current coach, Fredi Radojkovic answered:– I didn’t resign, but I think about that solution. I don’t know how are making this kind of stories. It is normal when team doesn’t fit the ambition that coach is first who has to leave. I will understand and accept any decision from the Management – said Radojkovic who win all the trophies with the Cimos in the last three seasons.photo: siol.net
Among the many cloud storage services available today, Dropbox has continued to stand out from the pack by providing lots of ways to earn extra free storage. They offer an additional 500MB for referrals, and 125MB for connecting a Facebook account, following Dropbox on Twitter, or just providing feedback. Today the company announced a new way to get an even bigger boost to your storage limit: The Great Dropbox Space Race.By registering a college email address and installing the Dropbox client, you’ll earn points for your school. As the school’s point total climbs, everyone who participates can earn extra free storage for the next two years. Each person gets an extra 3GB just for signing up for the Space Race, but if the school reaches the top tier, the total bonus space will hit 25GB.If you’ve already got a Dropbox account that’s registered with a non-school email account, you can still participate by verifying your school address on the Space Race page. By registering you’ll earn 1 point for your school, and you can then tack on an additional 2 points by going through the Dropbox “Get Started” guide. If you refer one of your classmates to the promotion, you’ll also earn 1 point when he or she registers, and 2 when he or she completes the guide. And all of those referrals will still earn you the usual 500MB bonus.There are four reward levels of 3GB, 8GB, 15GB, and 25GB. The number of points needed to reach them are different for each school, and are normalized according to the school’s total enrollment. So even if you’re at a smaller school, you’ve still got a shot at hitting that 25GB mark.Read more at the Dropbox blog
Neymar’s former Barcelona team-mate Martin Montoya believes that the Brazilian wants to return to the clubThe 26-year-old left Barcelona last year for a world-record transfer of €222m to Paris Saint-Germain.However, Neymar has been persistently linked with a return to Camp Nou along with a shock switch to rivals Real Madrid.The likes of Lucas Vazquez welcome the idea of Neymar joining Los Blancos.But former Barcelona defender Montoya is certain Neymar’s heart lies in Catalonia.“I don’t know, I think it is difficult to get done,” Montoya told Goal about a possible Neymar return to Barcelona.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Paris is also a great team and I don’t think they will let him to leave easily.“Paris paid a big amount of money for him and I don’t think Barcelona would pay the same price for him [to come back].“I think Neymar wants to go back because he was really comfortable and adapted the three years he was at the club.”In his four years at Barcelona, Neymar forced a deadly “MSN” attacking partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.“He had a great connection with Luis Suarez and Messi, but I think it is very difficult for him to come back to Barca,” added Montoya.Neymar has managed 12 goals and six assists in 14 appearances across all competitions for PSG this season.
Clark County Commissioners seem to realize they have no other options than to agree to terms on a contract with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.Last month, the county was given an Oct. 1 deadline by the Humane Society to agree to a two-year contract to house county strays.Toward the end of a nearly hourlong debate, Mielke said he believed the Humane Society held the upper hand.“I think we’re limited to what we can do in our negotiations,” Mielke said.Mielke then asked Madore, who has long voiced multiple issues about the contract, if he recognized the deadline. Madore responded, “yes,” and from there commissioners began to work on a timeline to agree to a contract.Stacey Graham, president and executive director of the Humane Society’s local chapter, said the society would accept a letter of intent in lieu of a contract as the county continues to work out specifics.A draft of that letter is expected to come back to commissioners at next week’s board time.And while the matter has been debated since March, the truth is there is no obvious alternative to the Humane Society for housing stray animals the county picks up, a legal requirement mandated by the state. There is no other properly sized facility operating such services in the area, and a county cost analysis on building and operating a shelter of its own as an alternative came back north of $1 million a year in operating costs alone.In March, the Humane Society requested the county boost its payment to $132.50 per animal in 2013, and to $145 per animal in 2014.For years, the county has paid the Humane Society less than what the organization says it costs to house animals. In 2012, the county paid $120 per animal, or a total of $265,000 on the year.
MIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Homeowners in a Miami Springs neighborhood are on edge after two alligators were spotted in the area.One homeowner said the gator was first spotted last week in a lake near Lake Drive and Royal Ponciana Boulevard.Another neighbor said they spotted a gator while swimming in their pool over the weekend.One gator was lassoed and caught by trappers over the weekend. However, the other is still being monitored in the water.The gator sightings have caused some concern for residents of the neighborhood because most of the families have pets, children and unfenced in yards.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Washington, D.C. — While much of the opening day of the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit focused on recognizing the contributions communities make on behalf of the missions and personnel at neighboring installations, keynote speakers highlighted additional actions local leaders can take to support military readiness. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson urged community officials to take a public stance when a dispute involving an installation and the community arises; for example, if residents were to complain about noise from military aircraft or traffic at a gate backing up onto local roads. When such a conflict surfaces, it’s important for community members to explain why “the sound of freedom” is important, Wilson said. Rather than base officials calling in to radio shows to explain the requirements of a military mission, listeners need to hear community representatives make the case for a particular sacrifice on the part of residents. “You need to make the call,” she said. “These things matter.”Meanwhile, Lucian Niemeyer, assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, urged community leaders to consider projects outside the gates that support installation readiness, including efforts to enhance energy and water resilience or resolve environmental concerns. Local commanders already have a lot on their plate, Niemeyer said.Phyllis Bayer, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, advised community leaders to come forward with prospective ideas for partnering or for introducing smart cities technologies that could benefit a local base. Wilson also cited two specific issues communities can address to support military families. The first is focusing on the quality of public schools, an overriding concern as military families move frequently. The other issue is easing the way for military spouses to continue their careers by ensuring their states offer reciprocity for spouses’ professional licenses. “[It’s] a very big deal,” she said. In February, all three service secretaries wrote the National Governors Association to underscore the importance of the two issues.Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy
Tirumala: TTD Special Officer (Tirumala) AV Dharma Reddy exhorted the students of Vedic studies that the essence of Vedas and ancient knowledge should be imparted to future generations to promote righteous and moral bound lifestyles in society. Speaking at the 127th convocation of the TTD Veda Vignana Peetham here on Saturday, Dharma Reddy said that the TTD set up Veda Pathashala to rejuvenate the declining Vedic studies by providing free education, economic support and basic facilities to the students taking up Vedic studies. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us As a result, thousands of students are popularising the importance of Vedas today. He also applauded the parents of students for encouraging their wards in Vedic studies. He stated the Vedic students are equally important to IAS, IPS, IRS, doctors, engineers and other professions. Veda Vignana Peetham Principal Kuppa Venkata Shiva Subramanyam Avadhani highlighted its 136 glorious years chequered history and said 610 students in 17 faculties led by 50 teachers are presently studying in the peetham. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The EO said students of the 12-year-long Vedic studies attracted TTD financial grant of Rs 3 lakh in the form of bank deposits and Rs 1 lakh for those, who underwent eight years courses. The students received these funds including the interest accrued after the completion of studies. They also became eligible for professional posts of Veda pundits, Archakas, Purohits, teachers and also a dignified status in the society, he added. Thereafter, the Tirumala SO presented certificates and 10 gram silver medals to all 31 graduates of the Peetham completed various Vedic courses.