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Red Wings Skate Past Rangers, 2-1

first_imgDETROIT — Marek Zidlicky made the best possible first impression on the Detroit Red Wings.His power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted his new team to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on March 4.Zidlicky, making his Red Wings debut after being acquired at the NHL trade deadline from New Jersey, punched the puck past Rangers goalie Cam Talbot in a scrum to give the Red Wings their second straight win.Justin Abdelkader also scored, Henrik Zetterberg added two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 39 saves for Detroit.“Can’t be a better feeling,” Zidlicky said, “especially to score in my first game here.”Talbot made 29 saves for the Rangers, whose lone goal was scored by defenseman Dan Girardi.The Red Wings played the final 46 seconds of regulation on a power play after Derek Stepan held Gustav Nyquist. The advantage carried into overtime, and Zidlicky cashed in on Detroit’s third shot.The Red Wings played their first home game since Feb. 16 after wrapping up a six-game trip with a win Feb. 28 at Nashville — giving them nine points while away.Even after the successful trip, Detroit coach Mike Babcock thought his team looked sluggish.“We looked like we’d been on a long road trip and came out looking like we were wearing snowshoes,” he said. “We turned the puck over a lot. Howie was great.“It’s nice to win a game when you don’t play well. Our goalie gave us that chance.”New York nearly scored a lucky goal late in regulation when Ryan McDonagh’s shot bounced back over Howard’s shoulder. The goalie knocked it out of harm’s way with his blocker.“I just kept an eye on it and tried to swipe it away as hard as I could,” he said. “They threw a lot at the net. Coming into tonight I knew I was going to be busy.”The Rangers were especially dominant in the first two periods, when they outshot the Red Wings 27-16.“It was a good hockey game. A lot of battle all over the ice by both teams,” New York coach Alain Vigneault said. “I liked the way we played, especially in the second period.“Unfortunately we got a penalty late and they were able to score in overtime.”Detroit took a 1-0 lead 6:12 in when Abdelkader punched in a rebound of Zetterberg’s shot. The play began when Jonathan Ericsson intercepted a clearing attempt in the New York zone.Girardi tied it with 2:58 left in the first during a power play when he redirected a puck that bounced off Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey’s skate.The Rangers sent 16 shots at Howard in the second period, but the game remained tied. Their best scoring chance came 6 minutes in when defenseman Marc Staal found himself alone in front of Howard, but his wrist shot struck a goal post and bounced away.Nyquist later missed on a breakaway and then sent a centering pass near the net early in the third period, but Stephen Weiss couldn’t finish.The Rangers, who topped Nashville 4-1 at home on March 2, tied the idle New York Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division by earning the overtime point. They had won five of six before March 4.Forward Erik Cole also made his Red Wings debut. Detroit sent two prospects and a draft pick to Dallas for Cole, and got Zidlicky from New Jersey for a conditional draft pick.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Pro Leagues, Gambling Industry Are Now the Happy Couple

first_imgOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A year ago, Nevada was the only state where single-game sports bets were legal, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expected to be successful in persuading the Supreme Court to maintain that status quo.Listen to him now.“What we’ve learned is it’s another point of engagement for fans. It started with daily fantasy sports and ultimately, I think, if you’re interested in sports betting, you’re going to have an increased opportunity to engage in the game,” Bettman said Thursday. “Our hope is it causes people to watch more games, whether it’s existing avid fans who consume more or casual fans who want to place a bet or two.”Bettman’s reversal on sports betting has been quick and dramatic, and he’s not alone. His comments came at an event that would have been unthinkable as recently as last summer: a sports gambling summit at the MGM National Harbor casino where team owners and league executives celebrated their newfound closeness with sportsbook operators. They sat on panels talking about the business opportunities that accompany legal betting and mingled over cocktails and hors d’ouevres prepared by celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio.The Supreme Court ruled last May that any state can legalize sports betting if it chooses, and since then the action has been swift. Sports gambling is now legal in eight states, with more than 20 others at least considering legalization.Even after the Supreme Court decision, the leagues and the casino industry maintained an adversarial stance in statehouses, with the NBA and MLB in particular lobbying for a percentage of gambling revenue, calling it an “integrity fee” they would use to fight off attempts at game-fixing or similar scandals. But no state that has legalized sports betting has mandated those fees, leaving the leagues and sportsbook operators to work out deals on their own.The two-day gathering, which concluded Thursday, was organized by the American Gaming Association, a casino-industry trade group that spent years trying to persuade sports leagues to embrace legal gambling, arguing it would increase fan engagement and open up new revenue streams.“It isn’t just about what the states have done from a legislative enactment perspective but the fact that 30-plus commercial agreements and deals among many of the people in this room have taken place, and that’s where the action should be,” said Bill Miller, CEO of the AGA. “And that’s why I think our level of success from the perspective of who wanted to come, who we invited and who said yes, was because they believe this is a commercial endeavor at this point.”In addition to Bettman — who took the occasion to announce the league’s deal with bookmaker William Hill — executives from the NBA, MLB, MLS and the PGA Tour participated in panel discussions. While they kept a lower profile, the NFL and the NCAA also sent representatives to the conference.Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican whose administration took the fight over sports betting prohibition to the Supreme Court, urged gambling companies to embrace sensible regulations, arguing that successful implementation at the state level will prevent the federal government from getting involved. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Chuck Schumer have introduced a bill to regulate sports gambling at the federal level.Two team owners showed up to talk about the way legal sports betting could transform their venues: Ted Leonsis of the Washington Wizards and Capitals and Jeff Wilpon of the New York Mets.Washington’s mayor has already signed a bill legalizing sports gambling that has yet to take effect. At Leonsis’ urging, the new law allows city stadiums and arenas to apply for sports-betting licenses, and Leonsis this month bought out a popular sports bar at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, with plans to turn that space into a sportsbook.“You have a sportsbook in the arena, maybe we have 20,000 people to watch us play on the road. I’d like to bring 20,000 people in to watch football games and go to our partner site and eat and gamble. That would be a fantastic reengineering of what we can do with our building,” Leonsis said. “I want to make the building the iconic, most important convener place for the community. This will allow us to do it.”Wilpon said the ability to bet on sports at Citi Field, home of the Mets, would help attract younger fans to the ballpark, along with events featuring the New York Excelsior, his esports franchise in the Overwatch League.Although the summit featured a discussion of problem gambling, there was little talk among the headliners about the potential drawbacks of closer ties among the gambling industry, teams and leagues. Gambling proponents see in-game mobile betting in particular as a huge untapped business opportunity, and that sort of betting can be particularly enticing to gambling addicts, said Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling.“You can gamble on a thousand different events during a game, and at $5 a bet that’s a significant financial risk,” said Whyte, who attended the conference. “You can have a fan with a gambling problem spending tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars quote-unquote ‘supporting’ their favorite club.”By: Ben Nuckols, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Pune City sign Mohun Bagan’s Sarthak Golui

first_imgIndian Super League ISL 2017: FC Pune City to sign Sarthak Golui on loan from Mohun Bagan Goal Last updated 2 years ago 21:20 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sarthak Golui Mohun Bagan Indian Super League Pune City Mohun Bagan The Stallions have agreed terms with the promising young defender, who had represented India U-23 last month. Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City have agreed terms with Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan to sign 19-year old defender Sarthak Golui on loan.”We have decided to loan him out. He will, hence, not be a part of the I-League squad,” Debasish Dutta, a senior offical of the club, told Goal on Saturday evening.The central defender, who hails from a small town named Belanagar in West Bengal, has been part of the Mohun Bagan squad for the last three seasons. He had to spend time mainly on the reserve bench, as head coach Sanjoy Sen considered him as an option for right-back – a position which was reserved for India international Pritam Kotal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Sarthak got his primary lessons in football from his father before joining Bally AC – a club that has produced the likes of former Indian Olympics team captain Samar (Badru) Banerjee and Satyajit Chatterjee, However, he later moved to Uttarpara and  is one of the most prominent names to have come out of the academy of Bastab Roy, who is now a part of the Atletico de Kolkata coaching staff.The towering defender had played a couple of matches for the Mariners in the Calcutta Football League (CFL), so it’s still not clear why the club decided to release him. Apart from newcomer Arijit Bagui who is the first choice right-back, they also have experienced Debabrata Roy and Abhishek Das in the squad.”See, Sarthak is still taking part in our practice sessions. So, unless the club makes any official announcement about the move, I can’t talk about it,” Shankarlal Chakraborty, the interim head coach of the club, told when quizzed about the move.Pune have signed a number of high-profile foreigners including Marcelino, Emiliano Alfaro, Jonatan Lucca and Marcos Tebar but don’t have a single member of the current India national team. The club yesterday announced parting ways with head coach Antonio Lopez Habas yesterday, which means former Bengaluru FC assistant coach Pradhyum Reddy is looking after the transfer dealings at the moment.last_img read more

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Committed to complete Kartarpur Corridor Pak

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan is committed to complete the Kartarpur corridor project for Sikh pilgrims ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak despite the tensions in relations with India, a senior aide to thePakistani Prime Minister said on Sunday. The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Baba Guru Nanak. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan in a series of tweets said that Kartarpur is a sacred place for Sikhs and is the perfect example of interfaith harmony. She dismissed reports that Pakistan had stalled work on the corridor due to fresh strain in ties with India. She said irrespective of India-Pakistan relations Pakistan’s doors are open to Sikh pilgrims visiting the Darbar Sahib Kartarpur. In the world of growing extremism and intolerance, Kartarpur corridor resonates the message of respect and tolerance, she was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAwan said the white colour in the Pakistani flag represents minorities and it is as dear to the government as the green is.She said the corridor would be inaugurated in November this year as per the schedule and terms of reference finalised with India. Tension between India and Pakistan has escalated after New Delhi revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories on August 5. Reacting to India’s move on Kashmir, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi.last_img read more

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Manchester United And UNICEF Commit £1 million To Children

first_imgFootballing giants Manchester United this week renewed their partnership with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, committing £1 million to fund vital child protection work and calling on supporters to unite to protect children.The United for UNICEF partnership has been hugely successful over the last 13 years, raising £3 million and helping more than 3.4 million vulnerable children worldwide. It is the longest running partnership of its kind between a sporting organisation and a global charity.Of the new £1 million commitment, £500,000 will be used to fund UNICEF’s essential work to protect children in Viet Nam, where over five million children are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and neglect. The funding will be used to support children who are orphans, those who have been involved in child labour or trafficking, and others who live on the streets or suffer from drug abuse.“Manchester United is very proud of United for UNICEF and the many young lives it has helped in the last 13 years,” said David Moyes, the Manchester United manager. “The team and I are delighted to support the renewal of this incredible partnership.”David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK, said: “We are immensely proud of our long-standing partnership with Manchester United and the continued commitment from the club and its fans to improving the lives of vulnerable children across the world.”Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more

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Arizona budget includes money to expand Interstate 17

PHOENIX — Arizona’s next state budget will help pay for building additional lanes along 23 miles (37 kilometres) of Interstate 17 north of the Phoenix area in two stretches where traffic can be clogged, particularly on summer and holiday weekends and after wrecks.The project will add so-called two flex lanes that could be used for travel in either direction on 16 miles (26 kilometres) between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point Rest Area and a third traffic lane in each direction on 7 miles (11 kilometres) between Anthem and Black Canyon City.Legislation signed Friday by Gov. Doug Ducey for the fiscal year beginning July 1 provides $130 million over three years for the I-17 project. The federal government and the Maricopa Association of Governments also will contribute funding.The Associated Press read more

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Slow down near daycare centre

Susie Davies, a staff member at the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care, joins Karl Thorp and Catharine Luangrath, special constables with Campus Security, and children at the daycare centre to encourage motorists to slow down.If you’re driving past the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care this year, slow down and be extra cautious.That’s the message from centre staff and Campus Security this year.Recent changes to available parking in front of the daycare centre have made getting into and out of the centre easier. But it’s reduced available parking to only five spaces, which means there’s some congestion in front of the building at peak times.The daycare centre currently serves 56 children from age three months to five years.

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Dragon Quest VII remake heading to 3DS

first_imgIf you were a gamer during the days of the original PlayStation you may remember a very popular game being released in the Dragon Quest series. It was the first Dragon Quest game to see a release in North America for almost 9 years, and it was also the last to carry the name Dragon Warrior there.Dragon Warrior VII, now better known as Dragon Quest VII, originally saw a release in 2000 on the PlayStation in Japan and 2001 in North America. It managed to sell over 4 million copies making it a huge hit. If you’ve enjoyed the Dragon Quest games since then, you’ll be happy to know that Dragon Quest VII is being remade for release on the 3DS. In fact, Square Enix has been working on it quietly for some time as the game is set to launch in Japan as early as February next year, meaning we could see a Western release before the end of next year.DQVII is no small RPG. If you just play the main quest and ignore any side quests you are still looking at a playthrough time in excess of 100 hours. On top of that there are several mini-games including catching monsters, building your own town, or playing lots of games and getting ranked in a casino. There’s certainly a lot of game to keep you interested here.It’s likely all of the original gameplay and features will make it into the remake. The visuals are getting a 3D update though, which should make a world of difference compared to the now 12-year-old PSOne graphics seen in the 2001 English trailer above.via Siliconeralast_img read more

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La grippe a massivement touché les Français

first_imgLa grippe a massivement touché les FrançaisEn cinq semaines, le virus de la grippe a touché de façon importante les Français. Près d’1,3 million de personnes ont été diagnostiquées comme présentant des symptômes s’apparentant à la grippe, dont 310.000 la semaine dernière.Avec la gastro-entérite qui a désormais atteint son pic épidémique et semble reculer (voir notre article), la grippe est l’un des virus qui a touché le plus de Français cet hiver. Ainsi, le réseau Sentinelles a fait savoir à travers son bulletin hebdomadaire que depuis cinq semaines, ce sont 1,3 million de personnes qui ont été touchées par la grippe, dont 310.000 entre le lundi 17 et le dimanche 23 janvier 2011.Le virus continue donc de toucher les Français, et cela dans certaines régions plus que d’autres. Déjà très touchée par l’épidémie de gastro-entérite, la région Nord-Pas-de-Calais compte également 1.137 cas de grippe pour 100.000 habitants, suivie du Centre avec 814 cas pour 100.0000 habitants et le Rhône-Alpes. Et le réseau Sentinelles de préciser que tous les cas de syndromes grippaux ne sont pas forcément imputables au virus de la grippe même, même si cela reste une proportion très importante des malades. Les experts prévoient un recul de l’épidémie dans les jours à venir.Le 27 janvier 2011 à 17:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Emery calls for consistency as Arsenal enter a very important phase

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery is only interested in seeing his players perform to their very best consistently ahead of what he describes as a “very important” part of their season.The Gunners currently hold the highly-coveted fourth-place in the Premier League table by a point from Manchester United with Chelsea, who have a game in hand, a further two points adrift.Only 11 fixtures are left for Arsenal as they chase a return to Champions League football after a two-season absence.However, for Emery, the priority lies in taking things on a game-by-game ahead of tonight’s encounter with 12th-placed Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.“We can continue in this position, but only if we win. We need to be consistent in 38 matches,” said Emery in Tuesday’s press conference on Arsenal.com.“Tomorrow is one more. It’s very important because three points are not coming back after you play this match. You need to play against Bournemouth thinking that we need and we wish to take these three points.Aside from their Premier League campaign, Arsenal also remain in the mix for Europa League glory this season after progressing to the last-16 stage by beating BATE Borisov 3-1 on aggregate in the previous round.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Emery added: “Now is a very important moment in the season with the Premier League and the Europa League and I am looking for the best performance individually and collectively and to be consistent with that.“Our moment is very important our focus is very important to take consistently.”Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be brought into the starting line-up for tonight’s game against Bournemouth in place for the injured Stephan Lichtsteiner. Alex Iwobi is also doubtful for ArsenalMeanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny and Matteo Guendouzi will be pushing for starts with kick-off at the Emirates set for 8:45 PM (CET).⚡️ #YoPierre 😁 pic.twitter.com/19I42CRDCx— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 27, 2019last_img read more

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States 200911 budget finished in the red

first_imgOLYMPIA — Washington state is finishing its latest budget cycle with a deficit for the first time in modern recordkeeping.State accountants are finalizing the numbers, and they now expect that the two-year budget that ended June 30 will officially close about $90 million in the red. Records released to The Associated Press under state public records laws show it is something that hasn’t happened in any biennium dating back at least a quarter of a century, when accounting processes changed. It’s not entirely clear whether the state is allowed to have such deficits. One part of the law requires the governor to propose a balanced budget but does not say anything about the Legislature passing one or the governor signing one. However, another section says that “the governor shall make across-the-board reductions” in funds if the governor ever projects a cash deficit.“It’s a violation of the law,” said Bob Williams, a former Republican lawmaker who supported new statutes in the early 1980s to ensure that the state didn’t end a budget in the hole. “But who has the standing or the money to challenge them?”Internal emails released under public records laws show that Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget advisers were well aware that the state’s general fund was likely to finish in negative territory, but they decided that it wasn’t necessary to act because the budget cycle that started July 1 was projected to make up the shortfall — meaning the state was projecting a balanced general fund in the long term. Gregoire’s budget director, Marty Brown, said in an interview that even if the state had completely shut down government over the final two weeks of June, it may not have saved enough to ensure a balanced budget cycle. He said while nobody wants to see negatives in the accounting, the deterioration in the revenue outlook was surprising.last_img read more

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Nandan Nilekani expects Infosys to post good result next year

first_imgNandan NilekaniReutersIndia’s second-largest software outsourcing company will start posting good results in the coming financial year and reclaim its glorious days, co-founder and non-executive chairman Nandan Nilekani has said.The Bengaluru-based IT major will cash in on disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), Nilekani told Bloomberg. These cutting-edge technologies will shape up Infosys and make it more stronger, he added.”The world and its businesses are in the midst of the biggest re-imagining and transformation I’ve seen in the last 40 years, offering us a huge opportunity. Our goal is to make sure we are positioned to deliver, so that we’ll again be in the right place at the right time. We just have to do it,” Nilekani said.Many market participants believe that truing around the software outsourcer won’t be easy as clashes between the co-founders and the board became public many times in the past one year. The unceremonious exit of former CEO Vishal Sikka has also cast a negative shroud on the company’s image.Earlier last week, the IT firm had appointed Salil S Parekh as the CEO. Parekh currently holds a top executive position in France-based IT company Capgemini.After Sikka’s exist, Nilekani was appointed as the non-executive chairman to rebuild Infosys and guide the company’s board to take the company move forward.”There’s a large opportunity out there helping global clients re-imagine their business, its opportunity of a new kind. A lot of things we do are subject to commoditization and automation. We need to make our new businesses grow quickly with bigger margins – we need to manage both these things well,” Nilekani told Bloomberg.Parekh is scheduled to join the company from January 2 and Nilekani expects everyone on the board to be “fully aligned” with the new strategy before the start of next fiscal.”We now have strategy that everybody buys in to, a new CEO and the focus is back on business. Infosys is on the path to a really good performance in the coming financial year,” said Nilekani.last_img read more

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Former NNPA Chairs Talk Yesterday Today and the Future

first_imgPart One in a series, as the NNPA prepares to Celebrate 80Years as the Voice of Black AmericaBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMediaThe role of chairman of the board in any organization comes with responsibilities that require the broadest of shoulders.According to a definition found at bizfluent, a board’s chairperson is the person who serves as the senior representative of the shareholders and is responsible for upholding their interests.However, whether it was taking a stand for the Double V campaign during World War II; marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement; or fighting to have a voice in the White House in more recent times, NNPA’s board chairpersons’ responsibilities have historically gone far beyond any standard business definitions.Former Chairpersons of the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Board of Directors (left to right): “Sonny” Messiah Jiles, the CEO of the Houston Defender Media Group; Danny Bakewell, Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel; Cloves Campbell, publisher of the Arizona Informant; and Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of the Washington Informer.“As NNPA chair, it is important to have integrity, build consensus, listen to different points of view, be a communicator, take the initiative, and possess the foresight to think where the puck will be–not where it is now—and act accordingly,” said Sonceria “Sonny” Messiah Jiles, the CEO of the Houston Defender Media Group and a former NNPA chair.“The experience of being a NNPA chair was both rewarding and trying because I took office when the organization was transitioning from a combined operation into two independent organizations, [the National Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation]” Jiles said.Jiles, who was elected chair in mid-2003 and served through mid-2005, said the high points of her tenure included securing the first $4.1 million buy from Home Depot for NNPA members; cleaning up and aligning the organization’s operational systems in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley; and establishing convention sponsorship packages covering two-three year periods, that ensured revenue continuity.“The biggest challenge of the NNPA chair is to generate revenue for both small- and large-market newspapers, create products and services that benefit the membership’s bottom line and building a consensus when there are so many personal or hidden agendas,” Jiles said.Danny Bakewell, Sr., the publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel who chaired the NNPA from 2009 to 2011, said it was an honor to serve his fellow publishers and lead the organization through various changes in the media landscape.“My publishers knew of my activism and [at the time I was elected], it was a good time in my life, and I decided to give it I shot,” Bakewell said.“When I came in, there was basically no infrastructure, so I’ve got to be chairman and CEO and I’ve got to make decisions to make this thing work,” he said.Bakewell said he created a plan on how to create partnerships in which the goal was to get five partners that would agree to three- or five-year commitments that would bring in significant revenue for the NNPA.“It meant that we weren’t begging because we knew we had money coming in and I established a policy that we’d go out and raise money for every event knowing that we already had money,” Bakewell said.“The real glue that made my administration successful was getting full-page ads at least once a quarter for my publishers and organizations like General Motors really gave us solid commitments and we still have them today,” he said.As chair, Bakewell said one should never lose sight of the mission of the Black Press of America, which is to speak for the voiceless and champion the powerless.“We put together a report when I was the chair that showed we were talking to 19.5 million Black people every week, that’s powerful,” Bakewell said.He said there were many who wanted him to remain as chair, but he leaned on an important motto learned long ago: “Good leadership knows when to come, it knows what to do and it knows when to go,” said Bakewell, who in 2010 enjoyed a historic visit to the White House where he met with then-presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett to make sure – among other things – that the NNPA was in a position to cover President Barack Obama’s administration.Following Bakewell, Arizona Informant publisher Cloves Campbell won election as NNPA chair.Campbell, who led the organization with a strategy that included collaborating with other organizations, forming new partnerships and inviting a new generation of readers into the Black Press, served two terms concluding in 2015.“It was an honor to serve the NNPA, which has such a rich history and it represents an important part of Black history,” Campbell said.When Campbell began, he said the NNPA had virtually no digital presence, but he’s noticed most recently the evolution of the NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com where hundreds of thousands of unique visitors come for information daily.“Now it’s at a level where the world knows about it,” Campbell said.As chair, Campbell said an important aspect of his duties were to work closely with the then newly-hired NNPA president and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.“It’s important because the president is the spokesperson for your organization. I remember our first president, Bill Thompson, was a different type of person, but we were real fortunate to be able to select an excellent leader in Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Dr. Chavis, with a civil rights background, has what we were looking for in that premiere position,” Campbell said.“Chavis is one who commands an audience and not only commands the respect from the community in the United States, but worldwide,” he said.Washington Informer publisher, Denise Rolark Barnes, who served as NNPA chair from 2015 to 2017, echoed Campbell’s comments on the importance of the chair and president working in harmony for the good of the organization.“As your board, we are a legal entity, and to me, we should have a chairman of the board who shares the same vision as the leader of the organization and the person that we’ve hired to lead and to be the spokesperson for the organization,” Rolark Barnes said.“As long as you are in lockstep, there’s so much more you can accomplish for the organization,” she said.Rolark Barnes recalled a time when the NNPA didn’t have the resources to operate in the manner it currently does, but she said the organization always had an executive director or a president – a set-up that’s required under law for any nonprofit.“When you have someone in that position with the title of president who’s respected, who has an ability to connect with organizations, that’s important because we on the board cannot do that… we have to maintain our legal status,” Rolark Barnes said.During her tenure, Rolark Barnes said she understood that there would be times when the board would dictate what the chair would do, but it’s the president who leads based on what the board has instructed.“Members have to have leadership that works hard on their behalf and works together. You have to listen to your membership and strive to work together because that’s what makes for a stronger organization,” she said.Two years after her tenure, Rolark Barnes remains very much involved on the board.She said she decided to run for chair after attending board meetings, taking copious notes and realizing that she could help the organization.“It became crystal clear to me what I could do to lead the organization beyond stagnation into a new era of solvency, productivity, and resiliency,” Rolark Barnes said.“I was incredibly proud to serve alongside a progressive-thinking executive committee and a board that supported, and sometimes challenged, our decisions,” she said.last_img read more

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How to pair sunglasses with other accessories for a chic look

first_imgWhen done right, eyewear can add a hint of suavity to any outfit but the questions is how to pair your sunglasses with other accessories for a chic look. Experts suggest some smart ways to team it up without creating any fashion faux pas. Here are few tips:Patterned metal-framed sunglasses and cufflinks: Lightweight metal framed sunglasses with patterned detailing are popular these days. Cufflinks are a great way to add a personal touch to an outfit as it is a piece of jewellery along with functional benefits. It helps in displaying one’s unique fashion sense and can simply add that tinge to a basic shirt. As long as it’s a long-sleeved shirt with requisite holes in the cuffs, one can work cufflinks with all kinds of outfits. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAviators and leather belt: Aviators is a summer staple but they can look great in winters too, especially when supplemented with gloomy outfits for a laid-back look. These can also be paired with a formal and semi-formal outfit for a more sophisticated look. Inclusion of a good textured leather belt can take one’s look to the next level. A belt is, of course, important in keeping one’s pants in place; however, they need not be just functional. It’s a good idea to splurge in tan browns, black and navy blue colour. The best tip would be to match the colour of the belt with the shoes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDark tinted lens sunglasses and tie: They can make you look debonair when complemented with a formal outfit. The dark tinted sunglasses reduce the glare of reflective surfaces which makes them suitable for driving and, therefore, upping their utilitarian quotient too.A tie is an easy way to sharpen up the everyday work wear. It’s a eulogy for being a great add-on to accentuate one’s look. Whether suiting up for the office or laying out a look for the evening, a tie allows one to pull together the incongruous elements of the wardrobe with a touch of texture or complementary colour. Simple square-shaped hipster glasses and wallets: Hipster sunglasses are unconventional and undoubtedly head-turners. These can subtly highlight the geek chic style of a person. This style can also be paired with a bearded face to bring out the adventurous appeal. Instead of going for a mundane one that does its job well, invest in a good wallet that not just houses cards, money and other important things but is also classy and elegant.last_img read more

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Lets preserve conserve water

first_imgIt will not be an exaggeration to say that the next war will be over water. A steadily increasing world population, rampant water pollution, and the unchecked exploitation of natural resources have played their role in bringing us to where we stand today. Negligence of customary water bodies like lakes and tanks, abuse of groundwater, and incorrect preservation of surface water systems have added to the growing burden. It is going to grow with every passing second. Hence it is high time that all of us get up from our slumbers and put our act together to do our bit towards water conservation. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPatton has been proactive in addressing water woes and is coming up with solutions like ‘Rain Water Harvesting’ , ‘Ground Water Recharging’ and introducing ‘Water-On-Wheels / Roller Tank’ in different parts of West Bengal. PATTON – WATER-ON WHEELS/ ROLLER TANK In India, millions of villagers do not have access to safe and clean drinking water. Around one out of every five persons in rural India does not have access to clean drinking water. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere are several natural causes, including arsenic and fluoride in ground water which are adding to the problem. Hence women have to struggle daily for clean water. Water is traditionally carried in heavy 20 litre buckets balanced on their head from collection points located away from their homes.This is a strenuous task causing long-term neck and spinal injuries and equally time consuming requiring multiple trips per day covering three to six hours . Specially designed Patton Water Roller Tank enables to collect large amounts of water, which is almost five times more hygienic than a single bucket, by simply rolling it along the ground reducing drudgery of water collection from far places. The savings in time, energy and reduced suffering are immense and the positive social-impact benefits are far reaching. Patton-Water-On-Wheels is already introduced in districts like Darjeeling, Bankura, Purulia etc. Rain Water Harvesting Rain Water Harvesting is the process of collecting Rain-Water falling on roof-tops in a tank for future productive use. Patton has installed many Rain Water Harvesting Projects in West Bengal where Rain Water is being used as source of drinking water. We are dedicatedly working on ‘Rain Water Harvesting’ and ‘Ground Water Recharging’ in association with different bodies such as Public Health Engineering Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland management, Institution of Public Health Engineers, Forest Department, Many schools in Sundarban, Bonnie Camp Tiger Reserve, Lahiripur Forest Camp, Kalas Tiger Reserve, Sajnekhali Pakhiralaya and Bhagabatpur in Sunderban to name a few. We believe sincerely there is much more to do. Every single drop counts. Let us all preserve and conserve it. Our journey continues…last_img read more

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Jedruch charged due to appear in court Oct 14 TICO

first_imgTags: TICO << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Pawel Jedruch has been charged with four counts of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002.Jedruch operated in the City of Niagara Falls and elsewhere in Ontario.The first court appearance in the case is scheduled for Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, 71 King Street, St. Catharines, ON. Travelweek Group Jedruch charged, due to appear in court Oct. 14: TICOcenter_img Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Share Posted bylast_img

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Beaches The Real Madrid Foundation to launch soccer clinics

first_img Thursday, June 7, 2018 Share Tags: Beaches Resorts, Sandals Resorts, Soccer TORONTO – Sandals Resorts International has teamed up with The Real Madrid Foundation to launch a first-ever series of soccer clinics at its Beaches Resorts in 2019.Hosted in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, these educational and training programs will take place over two separate 5-day periods in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. The first will be held in Negril on May 14-20, 2019, while the second will take place in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos on May 22-28, 2019. Each training sessions will feature immersive instruction and sport values sessions by Real Madrid Foundation coaches.“Partnering with Real Madrid Foundation presents a unique opportunity for us to bring local Caribbean children together with guests of the resorts, over the most popular sport in the world – soccer,” said Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International. “Our work with the Sandals Foundation aims to improve the communities of the Caribbean, and this partnership is an exciting way for us to continue these efforts and facilitate bonds between visitors and locals alike.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaBeaches Resorts will offer limited packages at an introductory price of US$495 to guests ages 6-17 years to participate while on holiday as part of the company’s LIV+ Program. Additionally, a reserved number of spaces will also be made available for the Sandals Foundation to invite local children, as well as coaches, in each island to participate complimentary and have the chance to learn tricks and skills directly from the professionals of the Real Madrid Foundation.For more information go to www.beaches.com/liv-plus/real-madrid-clinic. Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Beaches & The Real Madrid Foundation to launch soccer clinics << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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InterContinental Hotels launches IHG Business Rewards

first_imgInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the launch of its new booking program IHG Business Rewards, a new addition to the IHG Rewards Club.IHG Business Rewards offers rewards for business bookings of guest rooms, meetings and other events at over 4,700 IHG hotels across the world.Members will only require one card for their IHG Rewards Club and IHG Business Rewards memberships, enabling them to view all of their earned points in one account.SVP Customer Loyalty Marketing IHG Susanna Freer Epstein said the new program is a “thank you” to members for their on-going business with, and loyalty to, the company.“By combining our regional business loyalty programmes into one, we are giving our members a smoother, more personal experience by leveraging the existing IHG Rewards Club loyalty platform and infrastructure, points engine and redemption partners,” Ms Epstein said.IHG Business Rewards bookings will contribute towards members achieving Gold or Platinum status within the program.Members will be able to redeem hotel stays, air travel, electronic goods and restaurant vouchers with their accumulated points and will have access to exclusive special offers and promotions.IHG Business rewards combines the best features of four regional rewards programs: Booker Rewards Club, BusinessClub/AGENT, Elite Diamond Club and IHG Meeting Rewards, to provide a seamless booking experience for members.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires When the Arizona Cardinals traded for Kevin Kolb last summer, they immediately signed him to a pricey contract extension. Oops.In 15 games as a Cardinal (14 starts), Kolb has completed 58.5 percent of his passes while throwing for 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He’s lost 10 fumbles and been sacked 57 times. The Cardinals are 6-8 in games he’s started.In short, whether by injury or lack of production, Kolb has not been what the Cardinals were hoping for when they made the trade, and his struggles combined with hefty paycheck have landed him on a list created by ESPN’s John Clayton of the ‘Worst NFL contracts’. The signal caller comes in fourth, trailing Tennessee’s Chris Johnson, Philadelphia’s Michael Vick and New York’s Mark Sanchez. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Kevin Kolb, QB, Arizona Cardinals (six years, $62.1 million): The Cardinals felt so good about this deal that they stalked Peyton Manning with the idea of upgrading at quarterback. Kolb has looked no better than a backup. He’s battled enough injuries that players question his toughness. John Skelton beat out Kolb for the starting job, and even though Kolb was 3-2 filling in for him, Skelton seems to be the better option for the Cardinals. Comments   Share   Top Stories Clayton, a guest of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Thursday, expanded on his reasoning for including Kolb, saying he understood why the team made the trade and signing at the time.“If you’re five years, $62 million dollars and you’re not playing, or if you are playing you’re hurt, or if you are playing you look more like the backup than the starter, well naturally you’re going to be on that list,” Clayton said. “This is not an indictment of the team because remember, there’s only a couple ways that you can get quarterbacks. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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