first_imgDU second cut-off list has been released as part of its undergraduates (UG) admission process and will be conducted from June 25 to June 27. The first cut-off was released on June 18 and the admission process based on the first list was held from June 19 to June 21.Top Delhi University colleges with vacant seatsTop colleges like the Hansraj College, Ramjas College and Indraprastha College for Women still have seats vacant in most of their courses.In terms of courses, History and Political Science among the arts, and Maths and Physics among the sciences seem to have the most number of takers.As per the DU admission schedule released by the admission committee, DU has announced the dates for five cut-off lists in total.The cut-off schedule will be announced further depending on the vacant seats available in the colleges affiliated with the varsity.Admissions after DU first cut-off listOver 15,000 admissions took place in the three days after the first cut-offs were announced on June 18. On Sunday i.e. June 25, the second cut-offs were announced but many colleges did not need to do it for several courses.Delhi University colleges after second cut-off listSRCC has closed admissions for Scheduled Castes candidates for its BA (Honours) Economics.Gargi College and Hindu College have also closed admissions for general category candidates in BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) Political Science and BA programme.Miranda House has closed admissions for general category candidates in BA (Hons) Geography, BA (Hons) Political Science and BA (Hons) Philosophy.Ramjas College closed admissions for general candidates in BA (Honours) Hindi, BA programme and BCom.Lady Shri Ram College has closed admissions for BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Political Science, BA (Hons) History, BA (Hons) Psychology, BA (Hons) Sociology and BCom (Hons).Read:DU releases second cut-off, SRCC demands 98.25 per cent for BA (Economics)advertisementRead: Get ready for Delhi University Sports quota trials, will last till June 29last_img read more

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! The 2014 recruiting class was full of potential stars at the linebacker position. But preparing the for the future, Gundy is doing his best to reload at the linebacker position again in the 2016 class. Amen Ogbongbemiga, a linebacker prospect from Calgary, Alberta, Canada was the first linebacker to commit to OSU in the 2016 class. But another 2016 prospect, Kevin Moore is also interested in the Pokes.My Top 5! @DemetricDWarren @MattClareRivals @JeritRoser @charlie_cds3 @coachshaan @MsMiyayo305 @eric_narcisse— Kevin Moore2️⃣6️⃣ (@Trill__7) June 27, 2015Kevin Moore could be one of the most versatile prospects in the state of Louisiana, and looking at his statistics in the state championship game, there is a good chance you wouldn’t be able to guess his position, in which he tallied 121 total offensive yards, 10 tackles, and 1 state championship ring.With his team sitting at .500 midway through the season, Moore took the reins at quarterback and led his team to seven consecutive victories – closing the season out with a state championship.Not bad for a prospect who projects to play outside linebacker at the next level. On top of his 121 yards and 10 tackles in the state championship game, he accumulated 150 tackles and four interceptions throughout the regular season. In 2015, Moore will focus on the defensive side of the ball and will give up the quarterbacking.Although he has already trimmed his schools to five, Moore has yet to play a full season at the position he excels at the most – linebacker. Once more schools see his upside, it sounds like that list may be subject to change. But for now, OSU finds themselves on the inner circle with a chance to land yet another prospect from The Boot.Moore has excellent ball skills and his highlights show he is the most versatile player on the field, regardless of which side of the ball he lines up at. With his speed, he is great in pass coverage down the field and is talented enough to stymie the running game with his elusiveness and power. See for yourself.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) will be revamping the 125 Parent Places established islandwide, in an effort to boost support to Jamaican parents in the raising of their children.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NPSC, Kaysia Kerr, told JIS News that the Commission is currently conducting an audit of the Parent Places that are attached to primary schools, “with a view to looking at what other resources and other support are needed at the facilities”.Ms. Kerr said that, so far, audits have been conducted on 50 of the 125 Parent Places across the six Regions of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.Meanwhile, Ms. Kerr informed that the Parent Places attached to primary schools have been reaping success.She said through the Parent Place construct, a number of schools have been seeing improved parental involvement at school as well as improved parent-student relationships.“We have seen better parental involvement. We saw where there might have been friction between parent and child in terms of the parent-child relationship. We saw academic performances and social behaviours improved among children, because when children and home are on the same page, we usually see the benefits in the classroom,” Ms. Kerr said.“So, we certainly saw where children who might have had issues with just adjusting to instruction, adjusting to what the expected instructional outcome should be or whether they were not adjusting to the rules and regulations of schools, we saw improvements where those were concerned,” she added.She further informed that the NPSC has received $10 million in grant funding from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to establish an additional 10 Parent Places in the Corporate Area.Ms. Kerr told JIS News that the additional Parent Places will be instituted at eight primary and two high schools in the Kingston area.She noted that the Commission will be working with parents at these institutions to improve their parenting styles with students with behavioural challenges, adding that effective parenting underpins individual and national development.“We are very grateful, because these are schools in very volatile communities, and where we see negative behaviours present, then we would ensure that we not just nip it in the bud but we start retraining the parents and building their own capacities and skills,” Ms. Kerr said, “so, that their parenting styles and their parenting practices, in general, can either change or improve, so that we can have better relationships and better structures in the home that will also spill over in how children behave and adjust to school life.”Additionally, Ms. Kerr noted that the Commission will be moving to attach Parent Places to community centres and libraries across the island by June 2019The Parent Places have been instituted through collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and benefit from assistance from volunteer mentors and on-staff parent support managers.The Parent Place is described as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for parenting information, skills training and support on effective parenting. It offers what is described as “21st century parenting” through quality information and referrals, access to parenting resources and workshops.last_img read more

first_img Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 -30- RICHMOND COUNTY The following sections of road will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, pulverization, repaving and drainage upgrades from today, July 7, until Tuesday, Sept. 30: — Trunk 4 from the intersection of Black River Road east to South Side River Bourgeois Road for about 8 kilometres. — Highway 104/Trunk 4 Connector at Exit 47 for about one kilometre. — Trunk 4 from River Tillard Bridge, west to Highway 104 for about a half kilometre. — Rock Bay Road from the Rocky Bay Hall, east to Bona Road, for about 2.6 kilometres. There will be traffic controls and a pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgWashington DC: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived here on his maiden trip to the US during which he will hold talks with Donald Trump and reboot bilateral ties that were hit after the US president publicly criticised Islamabad, cancelled military aid and asked it to do more to fight terrorism. Khan, 66, is scheduled to meet President Trump at the White House on Monday during which the American leadership is likely to press him to take “decisive and irreversible” actions against terrorist and militant groups operating from Pakistani soil and facilitate peace talks with the Taliban. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe cricketer-turned-politician arrived here on Saturday afternoon aboard a commercial Qatar Airways flight and is staying at the official residence of the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan. He was welcomed at the airport by his foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. A large number of Pakistani Americans also welcomed him. Nawaz Sharif was the last Pakistani prime minister to visit the US on an official trip in October 2015. During his three-day visit, Khan, in addition to his meeting with Trump, is also scheduled to meet IMF acting chief David Lipton and World Bank President David Malpass. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will call on him on Tuesday. Trump, in addition to a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office, will host the visiting delegation over a working lunch at the White House on Monday. Khan is also scheduled to meet lawmakers at the US Capitol Hill. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe relations between Pakistan and the US have remained tense during Trump’s tenure. The US president has publicly said that Pakistan has given us “nothing but lies and deceit” and also suspended security and other assistance for backing terror groups. Prime Minister Khan is accompanied by Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and spy agency ISI chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed. Diplomatic sources in Islamabad earlier said that issues like the Afghan peace process, Pakistan government’s action against terrorism and terror financing and restoration of military aid to Pakistan would be the highlights of the trip.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe final chapter is being written in the saga of Clayton Willey.APTN National News first broke the story back in 2003.Willey was the Aboriginal man beaten and Tasered repeatedly by RCMP in Prince George, B.C.He died hours after being taken into custody.The findings of a formal investigation into Willey’s death have just been released.Willey’s family has been waiting nearly a decade for the report.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.last_img

first_imgThe deadliest cyclone to affect India in recent times was two decades ago which hit Orissa’s capital city Bhubaneswar with a wind speed of over 250 kmph on October 29, 1999. The mighty cyclone caused a storm surge of up to 8 meters onto the coast and torrential rains that followed leading to extensive flooding, killing around 9,658 people. And here’s Fani — the strongest storm in India in two decades, which has hit Odisha on Friday morning and has started making its impact felt. Strong winds swept through Bhubaneswar and the temple town of Puri which also witnessed heavy rain. In the past 30 years, only four extremely severe cyclonic storms have made landfall on Odisha and the Bengal coast. If Fani maintains the intensity as has been predicted by the IMD, it might be the fifth. The cyclone might turn out to be the strongest to hit the eastern coast since ‘Hudhud’ that made landfall on the east coast near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh killing around 100 people and causing damage worth 21,000 crores to that state alone. So, how is the preparedness to combat Fani? The cyclone is being continuously monitored ever since it developed near Sri Lanka and repeated warnings have been issued for the past one week. After every few hours, alerts have been issued for the fishermen and people living in coastal regions and massive emergency preparedness has been put in place. Odisha government has moved over 11 lakh people, including at least 542 pregnant women, to safety in the last 24 hours and advised the public to remain indoors. More than three lakh people have been evacuated from Ganjam district alone and 1.3 lakh from Puri. About 5,000 kitchens are operating to serve people in shelters. Relief commissioners and District Collectors are leading the operations on the ground. Trucks are ready with relief material, including essential supplies such as food, drinking water and medicines. Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik is personally monitoring the situation. Trains and flights have been cancelled. Around 900 cyclone shelters have been set up in Odisha to house the evacuees. Adequate preparations to ensure the maintenance of essential services such as power, telecommunications in the event of damages have also been made. Railways, Civil Aviation and Shipping Ministries have been advised to review their preparedness well in time and ensure the quick resumption of their services in the event of any disruption. The Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief and rescue operations. Army and Air Force units in the three states have also been put on stand-by. Nevertheless, Fani is strong because of the route it has adopted and has been termed as an “extremely severe cyclone”. Fani originated very close to the Equator and has spent a lot of time over the sea that has helped it to gather more moist air from the warm sea which has added to its heft. Over the years, India has learnt to prepare well for such calamities. Especially after ‘Phailin’ that swept through Odisha in 2013, the then head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction lauded the state’s efforts and called it a “landmark success.” Just hope this ‘Fani’ (pronounced as ‘Foni’) as the name has been suggested by Bangladesh which roughly means the hood of a snake, is just not too powerful to trample the spirit of those millions who have woken up to the impending calamity today.last_img read more

11 March 2008The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are spearheading the world body’s relief efforts in northern and central Mozambique, where Cyclone Jokwe struck the coast at the weekend with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are spearheading the world body’s relief efforts in northern and central Mozambique, where Cyclone Jokwe struck the coast at the weekend with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. At least seven people are reported killed and thousands left homeless after their houses were partially or totally destroyed, while many towns and villages have no electricity because of damage to power line infrastructure. Authorities in Mozambique fear the situation could worsen in some areas as the storm, which is still active, moves south. The northern province of Nampula is currently the most affected, but the flooding is expected to worsen in the central provinces. UNICEF and WFP have mobilized staff to the areas affected, including specialists in water and sanitation, education and social policy. UNICEF is also sending water purification products and plastic sheeting to cover the houses that no longer have their roofs. read more

8 April 2010Members of the Security Council said today they were saddened by the death of Russian diplomat and former senior United Nations official Anatoly Dobrynin and sent their condolences to his family and the Russian Government. Mr. Dobrynin died on Tuesday at the aged of 90.In a statement read by the Council’s President this month, Yukio Takasu of Japan, members noted Mr. Dobrynin’s significant contribution to promoting international cooperation.“As ambassador to Washington he played a major role in saving the world from a nuclear disaster during the crisis of October 1962,” the statement said.Mr. Dobrynin served as Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs in the 1950s when the late Dag Hammarskjöld was Secretary-General of the UN. read more

Earlier, in a special message of condolence to the UN Secretary General António Guterres, the President stated that Ms.Una MaCauley was a talented professional who served in Sri Lanka with a thorough understanding regarding the vision of the UN. The demise of Ms.Una McCauley for Sri Lanka is a loss of close relation who was a true humanitarian personality, the President stated. (Colombo Gazette) The President also recalled that she had worked hard with a great determination, dedication and humanity to promote peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka as well as to achieve the social and economic progress of the country and during her six year tenure in Sri Lanka she was able to win the honour and confidence of all she worked with. President Maithripla Sirisena visited the UN office in Colombo today to express his heartfelt condolences over the death of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley.“She was a deeply committed professional with such dedication, understanding, and empathy,” the UN office in Colombo quoted the President as telling the mother of the late Una McCauley at the UN office. read more

Harper government hopes TPP deal is signed before election campaign kickoff Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina, Sask., Friday, July 24, 2015. The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that’s expected to start as early as Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 29, 2015 3:22 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that’s expected to start as early as Sunday.The federal government is at the negotiating table in Hawaii, where Trans-Pacific Partnership talks are reportedly in their final stages for a deal that could have political implications during the election campaign.With voting day set for Oct. 19, the governing Tories want to launch the campaign with the deal in hand — an agreement they could brandish as evidence of their economic stewardship.The partnership, a pact between 12 countries including Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Japan, is poised to become the biggest trade deal in history once ratified. The government says the countries represent some 800 million people with a combined gross domestic product of roughly 40 per cent of the world’s economy.Just as a deal could be a boon to Conservative campaign fortunes, however, a delay could cause them headaches. If talks stretch past the start of the campaign, experts say they could prove politically delicate.In particular, Canada is under pressure from other countries to lower the high tariffs that currently protect domestic producers of eggs, milk, cheese and poultry from foreign competition under a system known as supply management.In an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg, Prime Minister Stephen Harper insisted the government will defend the interests of every Canadian industry “as best we can.”Harper also said the negotiations were “well advanced” and that Canada “cannot be left out of this kind of trade arrangement.”If Trans-Pacific Partnership talks do spill into the campaign window, officially known as the writ period,thorny political issues would become that much more sensitive, said Ottawa trade consultant Adam Taylor.“I don’t think Canada will walk away from the TPP table to save its furniture and bacon on the election hustings,” said Taylor, a former senior adviser to Trade Minister Ed Fast and now a director at a firm called Ensight.“But I think the politics of it is much more in your face.”Once the campaign begins, the government will shift into caretaking mode. That would allow it to continue negotiations, but likely prevent it from binding a future government or signing a new international commitment, said a former high-ranking civil servant who spoke on condition of anonymity.Robert Wolfe, a Queen’s University professor and former government trade negotiator, said representatives from the other countries at the bargaining table are aware of Canada’s election schedule.“So, most of them are of the view that they’d better wrap stuff up this week because after that they may simply not be able to get a decision out of Canada,” said Wolfe.“During an election campaign, there is no way that a government is going to announce something that would be seen as politically harmful unless it absolutely has to.”The prospect Canada could make a concession by loosening supply management has whipped up concerns among Canada’s dairy farmers, particularly in Ontario and Quebec. Earlier this week in Roberval, Que., about 300 protesters held a rally outside the riding office of Harper cabinet minister Denis Lebel.With this kind of opposition, trade expert Laura Dawson said she thinks Harper might even prefer to see the deal signed after the election.On top of that, she said while Canada would benefit from new market opportunities under the partnership, it offers no “real barn-burner issue” for the country.“Because there are no really strong benefits emerging, because there are no other really contentious issues emerging — the TPP has become synonymous with supply management in Canada,” said Dawson, president of Ottawa-based Dawson Strategic.“And so (Harper) will have to sacrifice a certain percentage of his potential voting base if he comes out against supply management during the campaign.”NDP Leader Tom Mulcair urged Harper to protect supply management “in its entirety.”“We simply don’t trust Mr. Harper to protect Canada’s vital interests like supply management,” said Mulcair, whose party holds dozens of seats in Quebec.Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland called the deal essential for Canada, but echoed the call to protect supply management.“Being inside will provide tremendous opportunities and open up some new markets,” Freeland said. “Being outside would put us at a grave disadvantage compared to our competitors.”Observers, meanwhile, believe a deal could be very close.“The fact that the chief negotiators called in the ministers tells me that certainly a critical mass of countries sees a landing zone,” said Ailish Campbell, a vice-president of policy, international and fiscal issues for the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

Enacted in 2009, Afghanistan’s Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law criminalized numerous forms of violence, including child marriage, forced marriage, the selling and buying of women for the purpose or under the pretext of marriage, the traditional practice of ba’ad which requires the giving away of a woman or a girl to settle a dispute, forced self-immolation and 17 other acts of violence including rape and physical abuse, while also specifying punishment for the perpetrators. Nevertheless, according to the new UN study, entitled Still a Long Way to Go: Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence again Women in Afghanistan, the use of the three-year old law continues to remain low and is frequently hampered by “dramatic” under-reporting of violence as well as a lack of investigations into most reported incidents. Addressing a news conference in the Afghan capital of Kabul, UNAMA’s Human Rights Director, Georgette Gagnon, suggested that the under-reporting of incidences of violence against women was not only due to cultural restraints, social norms, and taboos.“Prevailing insecurity and weak rule of law have further hampered women’s access to formal justice institutions,” Ms. Gagnon said.She added, however, that of the 470 reported cases of violence against women, prosecutors had filed indictments on 163 resulting in the conviction at trial of 100 cases – a 61 per cent success rate. “This shows that in the small number of cases of violence against women that were investigated and prosecuted, use of EVAW law was more likely to result in justice for the women,” continued Ms. Gagnon.In a statement on the launch of the report, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Ján Kubiš, agreed. “If the advances identified in implementing the EVAW law are expanded and built upon, Afghan women can be empowered to take a more active part in peacekeeping and political life,” said Mr. Kubiš.The 42-page report, which covered 22 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, found an increase in the number of incidents registered by police and prosecutors compared with UNAMA findings from a year ago. At the same time, it noted that insecurity and growing anti-Government activities were also dissuading women from reporting violence in volatile areas such as eastern Laghman province. While the increase in reports of violence against women represented a positive turn of events in the Central Asian country, Ms. Gagnon told the news briefing that much work remained to be done.“Those incidents that reach law enforcement, that actually get to the court, or receive public attention due to their egregious nature represent only the tip of the iceberg of incidents of violence against women throughout the country,” she added. On Monday, the acting Director of the Women’s Affairs Department in Laghman, Nadia Sidiqi, was shot and killed by two unidentified gunmen while on her way to work on a motorised rickshaw. The assassination drew condemnation from the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, and the Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Michelle Bachelet. Addressing today’s news briefing in Kabul, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, said that women officials like Ms. Sidiqi were “targeted specifically for her high profile advocacy on issues of violence against women and promoting human rights.”“UNAMA extends its condolences to the family of Najia Seddiqi and condemns such targeted killings of civilians,” said Mr. Haysom. read more

OSU women’s basketball players celebrate during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorJust one week of regular-season play remains for the No. 5 Ohio State women’s basketball team, and it will spend that last week on the road, beginning its adventure in Minneapolis.Minnesota (18-9, 10-6) and OSU (23-4, 15-1) are set for a showdown Wednesday evening in the Williams Arena on the Golden Gophers’ campus. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m.The Williams Arena, also known as “The Barn,” has a different setup than most basketball arenas with its elevated floor. A change in perception will be a challenge for the Buckeye players, not having played in Minnesota since 2014. But fortunately for them, they will have the opportunity to get a feel of the court prior to tip.“The Barn is different. They will have a good crowd, and it’s a great place to play,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “But it’s a court, and it has baskets.”The Buckeyes, who sit at the top of the Big Ten, have been on a roll lately, to say the least. Winning 11 straight has solidified them as one of the top teams in the nation, and they are not looking to stop their run any time soon.On Sunday, OSU celebrated its senior day in front of a sizable home crowd and did not have a problem when it came to putting the ball in the basket. The entire team shot 62 percent from the field and 55 percent from 3-point territory. After a win like that, the Buckeyes will look to carry over their shooting accuracy into Wednesday’s tilt against Minnesota.The Gophers are currently in a two-game slump after a 93-79 loss to Indiana and a 114-106 loss to Michigan State, both on the road. Now that they are back on their court, the Gophers will attempt to use the home-court advantage against OSU.“They are playing at home on senior night, they are going to have plenty of motivation and they are also playing for an NCAA tournament berth,” McGuff said. “We have to make sure we have a great day of practice and that we show up really focused and ready to go.”OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) passes the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe last time these two squads met was last year in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Thanks to a 29-point performance from then-freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell, OSU was able to rout Minnesota 83-71 and move on to the next round.Battle of the guardsWednesday’s matchup will showcase two of the top guards in the country, starting with Gophers guard Rachel Banham. The redshirt senior leads the Big Ten in scoring with 27.5 points per game. Banham is also at the top of the leaderboard when it comes to 3-point field goals, knocking down 3.6 per game. In Minnesota’s last game, a loss versus Michigan State, Banham set the conference record for points in a career with 2,921 after a 52-point outburst.Banham’s matchup on Wednesday will be Mitchell, who averages 24.6 points per game for the Scarlet and Gray. Mitchell, like Banham, averages 3.6 outside shots per contest.“I’m definitely looking forward to the game itself,” Mitchell said. “Being able to play against a person like (Banham) is a privilege.”The two will get to go head to head for the first time, as Banham was absent from last year’s matchup in the Big Ten tournament.When it comes to strategy against the Gopher backcourt, Mitchell said pressure will be one of the main focuses to slow its productivity.“We want to put on as much pressure as possible so that they don’t get into a rhythm,” Mitchell said.Regular-season conclusion up nextAfter the final buzzer goes off Wednesday night in Minnesota, the Buckeyes will immediately shift their attention to their final opponent of the regular season, No. 20 Michigan State.OSU is scheduled to travel to East Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday to face the Spartans in hopes of ending the regular season on a positive note prior to finding out the path it will need to take to complete one of the goals it made at the beginning of the year: a Big Ten championship.The game between the Buckeyes and the Spartans is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. read more

 Great crested newt  He added that it is common for Suffolk churches to be located on the edge of or outside settlements.”Often, but not entirely because of the 14th century post-plague relocations of villages, this relationship is strongly characteristic of the area,” he said. These could include bat boxes, swift nesting boxes and native planting, he said.”We were not aware of the historical presence of great crested newts nearby and certainly believe that none exist in the pond nearby to the application site,” he added.Mr Smith also addressed concerns from people who claim the planned chapel would be unsightly and could draw celebrity-spotters to the area. The proposed flint chapel would hold a congregation of around 24.The application states there is a need for the chapel as “it is every person’s right to be able to have a place of retreat for contemplation and prayer, for religious observance, celebration of key life and family milestones, marriages, christenings and so forth”.A wedding licence would be needed if Sheeran planned to marry there.An expected decision date on the planning application is not available, the council’s website said. “It is also the case that private chapels are generally sited away from their host houses for the purpose of providing a visible feature in the landscape encouraging the contemplation of the viewer.” An artist’s impression of the chapel Ed Sheeran wants to build It is illegal to disturb the animals or obstruct access to areas where they live and breed, with the protected area extending up to 500m from their breeding ponds, the wildlife trust said.Paul Smith, of Apex Planning Consultants, said: “The applicant has responded promptly to this matter and has also commissioned an appropriate survey that will identify the presence of great crested newts or otherwise, propose mitigation measures as appropriate and recommend measures to enhance biodiversity.” Responding to one objector who “contends that the chapel will attract attention from the public and media”, Mr Smith said it would be sited on private land approximately 230m from the road.”Therefore we do not agree that at such distance from public land and views it will generate the attention he (the objector) purports,” he wrote.”Indeed, his argument somewhat demonstrates why the applicant requires a private chapel for private non-denominational contemplation.”He said claims that the chapel would be “a blot on the landscape, destroying views” were not based on facts and “discredit the high-quality architecture”. Ed Sheeran, who was launched a hunt for great-crested newts after objections to his plan for private chapelCredit:Ben Birchall/PA Ed Sheeran has been hit with the curse of the great-crested newt as his plans to build a private chapel on his estate have been put on hold.  The pop star has now been forced to commission experts to hunt for the protected amphibians around his land in East Anglia.The 27-year-old singer-songwriter, who announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in January, has submitted a planning application for the Saxon-style structure to Suffolk Coastal District Council.But a string of concerns have been raised, including from Suffolk Wildlife Trust which said there were records of great crested newts in the area in 2015 and it is possible that ponds within the site boundaries “could be breeding sites for this species”.Great crested newts, Britain’s largest newt species, have declined over recent years and are now legally protected. Ed Sheeran, who was launched a hunt for great-crested newts after objections to his plan for private chapel An artist's impression of the chapel Ed Sheeran wants to build  Great crested newt Credit:Mike Powles/Oxford Scientific RM 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. read more

first_imgYesterday’s keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference unveiled a slew of new software products that have Apple fans buzzing with excitement. We heard news about Lion, the long-awaited update to Apple’s OS X, as well as about Apple’s new cloud service, iCloud. The third part of the keynote covered an update to the iPhone and iPad’s operating system. iOS 5 has plenty of new features, including a new Notification Center, and a new messaging service called iMessage. Apple glossed over a few other neat things in iOS during the keynote, like the addition of a split keyboard.AdChoices广告The split keyboard is only really necessary for iPad users, since most of us can manage typing on our iPhone without trouble. For iPad owners with smaller hands, typing with the keyboard in the same way you’d type on your phone proved to be a little bit tricky. It’s almost impossible to hold the iPad in both hands and type with our thumbs like we do when texting on a phone. Most people have to use an iPad stand or place the iPad on a table and use the onscreen keyboard like a regular keyboard.Apple is adding a split keyboard in iOS 5 to make typing on the iPad a little bit easier. To get the split keyboard on your iPad screen, the user simply places two fingers on the keyboard and moves them outwards to split the keyboard in half. It’s extremely easy, and makes typing with your thumbs pretty handy – no pun intended.We’re glad to see the addition of the split keyboard in iOS 5, but we wonder why it took Apple so long to figure out that typing with your thumbs in portrait mode on a 9.7-inch-long iPad is not that easy.last_img read more

first_img Oct 30th 2016, 11:00 AM 17 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article MANHATTAN IT IS not, but Dublin in 2016 is still a 24-hour city.When most of us go to sleep, there are people up and about, ensuring the town is ticking along as it should. There are others who also just revel in being awake under the cover of darkness.A new film is hoping to explore what happens in Ireland’s capital from when dusk falls until dawn breaks.Julien Behal and Martina Durac are at the earliest conception days of their documentary and want to hear from people who could help them explore the Fair City.“We are genuinely at the beginning,” Durac told in a bit to reach potential subjects. 14,989 Views Short URL Image: Shutterstock/M.V. Photography Image: Shutterstock/M.V. Photography We’re not looking at making a journalistic documentary. It’s much more a creative feature document… Exploring the city at night through people and what they do at night. By Sinead O’Carroll Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 11:00 AM Share64 Tweet Email What do you do when everyone else sleeps? Filmmakers want to hear from Dublin night owls “That central notion is the city, in fact, doesn’t sleep completely. Things go on and it’s fascinating.” Some of that may relate to work, shift work and volunteering, she says.“But other people do simple things at night. There are some who get up to go running, or to go to the sea or to walk their dogs. Simple things. They see the city in a different way.“That central notion is the city, in fact, doesn’t sleep completely. Things go on and it’s fascinating.“City foxes come out, newspapers are printed, lorry drivers are parked in laybys; people are servicing the city, keeping it ticking along. People are born every night. People die every night.”Behal and Durac want to capture this different, but functioning, city.“Right now, we’re imagining that there will be lots of different strands to the film,” she continues. “Young and old from all walks of life. It feels like the possibilities are endless. We’re looking for people… to find a way to meet with them and chat to them.”If you’re interested in learning more about the project – or sharing your insights of the capital at night with the filmmakers, please email dublinatnight16@gmail.comMore: What would you use the pedestrianised College Green plaza for?Read: ‘Landlords could soon be tax-free’: TD claims new Finance Bill will drive up rent priceslast_img read more

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Jon Moxley Joins AEW Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles The following was issued by WWE.WWE Live comes to Abu Dhabi in February 2015WWE’s is coming to the United Arab Emirates! John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev and more of sports-entertainment’s top Superstars will bring the best action WWE has to offer in three Live Events at Zayad Sports City Tennis Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Tickets for this highly anticipated tour go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 10.Find out more about WWE’s exciting February 2015 tour of Abu Dhabi, clink the links below!FEBRUARY LIVE EVENT DATES IN ABU DHABI:Thursday, 12 Feb., 7 p.m.: Ticket & Event DetailsFriday, 13 Feb., 7 p.m.: Ticket & Event DetailsSaturday, 14 Feb., 5 p.m.: Ticket & Event DetailsRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img John Cena Videos Articles Google+ Charlize Theron Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Impact Tag Team Champions to debut at EVOLVE Wrestling December events Facebook Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Pinterest WhatsApp CMLL World Lightweight Champion Dragón Lee to debut at MLW December events Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Raplast_img read more

first_imgSuperintendent Ed Graff discusses budget amendments due to $16.7 million funding cut. Hillman/KSKADownload AudioThe Anchorage School District plans to cut 57 currently-filled positions next year because of a $16.7 million funding cut from the state legislature.Superintendent Ed Graff presented the cuts to the media Thursday afternoon. They include 37 classroom teachers, 12 literacy coaches, and all of the pilot programs focused on early learning and updating science teaching tools.Graff says they didn’t want to eliminate anything. “But when you get to this point of $17 million that you have to cut on top of the reductions that we already had to address the prior years, there’s no way around it. It’s going to have an impact on everything we do.” Especially students.The school board must vote on the cuts on Monday even though the state’s budget has not been signed by the governor. They are required to inform tenured teachers about layoffs by May 15 and other staff by the end of the school year.The revised budget also eliminates the 20 new positions the board added into next year’s budget to reinstate middle school elective teacher team planning time as well as three maintenance positions, supplies, and technology upgrades.“So we’re going to have to reverse all of those things we planned for, and prepared for, and the students expected, and the community expected. We need to figure all of that out. We’re moving in the wrong direction.”They will maintain the sports programs and instructional support for English Language Learners and Special Education.ASD also plans to go forward with the school renovations funded by the recently approved school bonds, despite confusion over whether or not it will be partially reimbursed by the state. State Attorney General Craig Richards recently wrote a letter to the governor saying the bill passed by the legislature that ends school bond reimbursement is retroactive. That means no bonds passed after January 1, 2015 will be reimbursed even though the law doesn’t take effect until 90 days after it’s signed.Graff says the district does not interpret the law that way and is still seeking reimbursement.last_img read more

first_imgKetchikan High School (Photo from KRBD)While it wasn’t on the agenda, the Ketchikan School Board got a lesson last night about tenure, taught by five of the school district’s tenured teachers.Listen nowDuring their March 22 School Board meeting, members talked about the state’s statutes regarding tenure. School Board President Trevor Shaw said he’d vote against renewing contracts for the district’s tenured teachers because he doesn’t like the state law.Because of his no vote, two abstentions and one absence, the contract renewal initially failed. Shaw did bring the motion back for reconsideration, and it ended up passing unanimously.The teachers who spoke during public comment last night were not happy with the tone of that March 22 discussion.Frankie Urquhart is a science teacher at Schoenbar Middle School. She said that if Board members have a problem with state law, they shouldn’t use their employees’ contracts to make a statement.“If you gentlemen think that the State of Alaska is going to take notice of a school board president who votes to not offer tenured teacher contracts, or a few members of a school board who don’t like how the state handles them, you are wrong,” Urquhart said. “But you do know who took notice of this debate? The tenured teachers in this district.”Shaw stressed repeatedly during the March 22 discussion that he wasn’t criticizing any of the teachers on the tenured contract list, and he wanted all of them to receive contracts.But, during that discussion, Shaw also stated that tenure is an “arcane” process, and questioned whether it was still needed. Board Member Kim Hodne, who was one of the initial abstaining votes, called tenure a “golden ticket,” and Board Member Matt Eisenhower, who voted yes both times to approve the contracts, questioned the state process, which calls for tenure after three years of teaching in a district. He said tenure should mean more than a rubber stamp.Urquhart addressed some of the comments made by each of those members, and at one point, Shaw tried to stop her.“I am offended and feel disrespected regarding your … remarks regarding teacher tenure,” Urquhart said.Shaw interrupted, saying, “We are not going to question the personal intentions of board members.”Urquhart replied, “You know what, sir? I am in public comment. I am a tenured teacher. I am going to speak.”Urquhart and the other teachers who spoke said that tenure is not a rubber stamp, the three-year evaluation process is rigorous and gives plenty of time for the district to know whether a teacher deserves tenure, and that tenured teachers can be dismissed for various reasons.They also said that tenure protects teachers from getting dismissed for no reason, or to save money by firing experienced educators in favor of new teachers who start at a lower salary level.Gerri Davis is a tenured teacher and president of the Ketchikan Education Association. She said tenure protects academic freedom, maintains talent in the school district and allows teachers to fully participate in the community, including publicly expressing opinions.“Non-tenured teachers may be non-retained for any cause that the employer deems adequate,” Davis said. “This is why you won’t see any non-tenured teachers speaking here tonight.”The primary issue Board members had with the state regulations is what they considered a lack of a local voice in the tenure process. Even if the Board had not approved the tenured teacher contracts, they would have renewed automatically in mid-May.Following public comment, Shaw and Eisenhower thanked the teachers for their comments, and their contribution to the discussion. While Hodne also said he appreciated the speakers’ “passion,” he took issue with some of the criticism.Hodne said he comes from a family of educators, and he understands the importance of tenure.“There has never been another opportunity prior to that night, unfortunately, to have a conversation about tenure,” Hodne said. “The contracts were not in jeopardy, they were passed, it did happen. At some point, we have to have a conversation. It’s not a conversation about dropping tenure. Nobody wants to do away with tenure. That was never a part of the conversation. I respect tenure, and I believe the bar needs (to be) raised on tenure. That’s all.”During that March 22 meeting, the other Board members present were Diane Gubatayao, Misty Brown and Alma Parker.Brown and Parker voted in favor of the tenured contracts both times, while still expressing concern about the state’s tenure regulations. Gubatayao abstained both times and didn’t participate in the debate, because her daughter is a teacher.Also Wednesday, the School Board approved a first reading of a school-boundaries policy that would allow the district to shift students from schools with high enrollment. If approved a second time at the next meeting, the policy would be in place just in case the district faces financial hardships that would limit its ability to hire additional teachers. The board stressed that no school boundaries currently exist.last_img read more

first_imgKamareddy: The villagers of Kammari Gudi rescued a deer from the attack of stray dogs in the early hours of Thursday.Stray dogs found a deer that was ventured from the forest into the village in the early hours of Thursday, chased it and wounded it. A group of youth, who came out at that hour saw the dogs attacking deer and chased away the dogs and rescued the deer. They later took the deer to a veterinary doctor Pandarinath. After treatment, the deer was handed over to forest beat officials Sagar and Ali.last_img read more