New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to all the 24 high courts to amend their guidelines in terms of the apex court’s judgement on procedures to be adopted for designating lawyers as seniors so that an advocate with ten years of experience at the bar may also apply for it.The apex court, in October 2017, had laid down guidelines for itself and 24 high courts to govern the exercise of designating lawyers as seniors. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!In one of the guidelines, it had ordered setting up of a committee headed by the Chief Justice of India in the Supreme Court and Chief Justices for the high courts to deal with the seniority of lawyers. “We are not inclined to entertain the plea,” a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said while dismissing the plea filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay. Upadhyay, in his plea, alleged inconsistencies in the guidelines framed by various high courts for designation of advocates as senior lawyers and said that the High Courts be directed to modify them so that advocates with minimum 10 years of practice become eligible to apply for designation as seniors. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”The inconsistencies and contradictions in the guidelines laid down by various high courts are largely with respect to the forum where an advocate ought to have practiced in order to be eligible for designation as a Senior Advocate, the minimum age requirement for such eligibility and the requirement of a minimum professional income for such eligibility,” the plea said. The top court, in its judgement, had laid down as many as 11 guidelines to effectively deal with the process of designating lawyers as seniors. “All matters relating to designation of senior advocates in the Supreme Court and in all the high courts of the country shall be dealt with by a Permanent Committee to be known as ‘Committee for Designation of Senior Advocates’,” it had said. The panel will be headed by the CJI and consist of two senior-most Judges of the apex court or “High Court(s), as may be,” and the Attorney General or the Advocate General of a state in case of a High Court will be its member, it had said. On giving the Bar representation, it had said the four Members of the Permanent Committee will nominate another Member of the Bar to be the fifth Member of the Permanent Committee. The committee shall have a permanent Secretariat, the composition of which will be decided by the CJI or “the Chief Justices of the High Courts, as may be, in consultation with the other Members of the Permanent Committee, it had said. The pleas on designating a lawyer as senior would be sent to the secretariat which would compile relevant data and information with regard to “the reputation, conduct, integrity of the Advocate(s) concerned including his/her participation in pro-bono work; reported judgements in which the concerned Advocate(s) had appeared; the number of such judgements for the last five years,” it had said. It had said the secretariat would collect the data and their sources for perusal and decision by the CJI-led committee.
OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada estimates there will be about 60,000 fewer jobs by 2019 due to the increases in minimum wages across the country, but that labour income will be higher due to the increases.In examining the impact of the wage increases, the report estimated that the consumer price index could be boosted by about 0.1 percentage points on average and real gross domestic product could be cut by 0.1 per cent by early 2019.The number of jobs lost was based on a 0.3 per cent decline in the number of hours worked, while aggregate real wages were estimated to increase 0.7 per cent.The research paper by the staff at the central bank noted that if the average working hours declined following the increase in the minimum wage, the number of jobs lost would also be lower.The Bank of Canada estimated that about eight per cent of all employees work at minimum wage, a proportion that increases to 11 per cent if a threshold of five per cent above minimum wage is used.Ontario raised its minimum wage to $14 per hour on Jan. 1 from $11.60 and plans to increase it to $15 in 2019, while Alberta is expected to raise its minimum wage to $15 later this year.
APTN National NewsA Senate committee continues to gather input from expert witnesses on the government’s proposed prostitution bill.The feds are racing to make the bill law by the end of the year.A number of supporters of the bill spoke Wednesday.APTN’s Annette Francis has the story.
ISTANBUL — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are in Istanbul to mark the completion of a key phase in a natural gas pipeline.The two leaders on Monday are marking the completion of the offshore part of TurkStream’s two lines that will carry natural gas from Russia to Turkey.The lines when finished are expected to supply Russian gas to European markets through Turkish territories. Together the two 930-kilometre (578-mile) lines via the Black Sea will carry 31.5 billion cubic meters (1.1 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas annually.Turkey relies on imports for its energy needs and Russia is its top supplier for natural gas. It bought 28 billion cubic meters last year. That gas is currently transported through another line under the Black Sea and the onshore West Line through Ukraine, which is mired in conflict with Russia.The Associated Press
“Inaction on climate change now will cost us all in the future,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in his keynote address to the World of Work Summit taking place during the International Labour Conference, bringing together the agency’s member States at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.Mr. Ryder underlined both the challenges and opportunities presented by a transition to greener economies, and kicked off this year’s summit that focused on climate change, ahead of a UN conference on the issue this December in Paris. “We are beginning to witness very clearly how the effects of climate change ripple through enterprises and labour markets,” he said. “We also see that this is different from one region to the other, across segments of the labour force, indeed from one occupation to another.”While some countries are struggling with persistent droughts, he said, others simply witness changes in the timing and rhythm of their agricultural and even their fishing seasons, affecting food production and security, and peoples’ incomes.“But we now also know that there is much potential for more and better jobs if we work towards sustainable development – so this is a debate about opportunity as well,” he said.The ILO chief kicked off a high-level panel on ‘Climate Change and the World of Work’ that discussed how governments, workers and employers can help build resilience and create solutions in pursuit of social justice, productive employment and sustainable enterprises, and ensure a just transition for all. “Young people expect us to leave behind a viable planet where they can enjoy a decent life and decent work,” he said.Addressing the younger generation, frequent UN collaborator Pharrell Mr. Williams, the Grammy-winning American singer and songwriter of, among others, the global hit Happy, called on the international community to tackle the dual challenges of climate change and youth unemployment. “I believe that climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, one that threatens our very existence on Earth,” said Williams in a video address at the Summit. “We’ve also got another serious problem on our hands: millions of young people who don’t have jobs, and don’t have access to the education and skills they need to get them.”Williams called on the key players of the world of work ? governments, employers and workers ? to ensure that green, decent jobs are right at the top of the agenda when the world meets at the climate change conference at the end of the year.
Stephen Nachmanovitch, performer, author, and workshop leader who emphasizes improvisation and creativity in “life and the arts” will be part of the Walker Cultural Lecture Series.A major series of cultural events, workshops and performances being launched this fall by Brock University will provide new learning experiences for students, and in many cases will also be open to the public.The Walker Cultural Leader Series will see leading artists, performers and academics convene more than a dozen events in disciplines ranging from animation to classical music and theatrical performance. The events will take place on campus and elsewhere in the community.Presented by Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), the series runs Oct. 16-19 with workshops, studio visits and performances by Sobey Award-winning performer and animator Daniel Barrow.The series will also feature presentations by Joan Watson, principal horn of the Canadian Opera Company, performer and author Stephen Nachmanovitch, acclaimed Canadian pianist Robert Silverman, and Daniel Levinson, an expert in movement and stage combat.The new series is being funded by the Marilyn I. Walker Fund, an endowed fund created in 2008 when Marilyn Walker donated $15 million to Brock’s school of fine and performing arts.Derek Knight, director of the Walker School, said the main objective of the series is to engage students, but pointed out many sessions are open to the community.“The new series is committed to inviting varied and interesting guest speakers,” said Knight. “It will be engaging, lively and erudite. These sessions celebrate professional achievement, artistic endeavour and the indelible role of culture in our society.”Douglas Kneale, Dean of Humanities at the University, said the initiative is another step forward for Brock on the academic, cultural and community fronts.“Thanks to the generosity of Marilyn I. Walker, we are able to offer students unique interactions with creative leaders in the fine and performing arts, and also extend to the community educational and cultural opportunities that will be enormously enriching.”The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is comprised of the departments of Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture.2012-13 Walker Cultural Leader Series:Daniel Barrow, creator of graphic performance and manual animation, winner of the 2010 Sobey Award* Oct. 16, Studio visits, 1:30-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Room GLN 162 and EA 115 (closed session)* Oct. 17, Studio visits, 9-10:30 a.m., Room GLN 162 and EA 115 (closed session); Artist talk, noon-1:30 p.m., Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, free community event* Oct. 18, Workshop with Foundation students, 10 a.m.-12noon, Room GLN 162 (closed session)* Oct. 19, Public performance, 7 p.m., Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, 85 Church St., St. Catharines; followed by wrap-up party with DJ Granny Ark, free community eventContact: Duncan MacDonald, associate professor, Visual Arts, email@example.com, or visit brocku.ca/visualartsJoan Watson, principal horn of the Canadian Opera Company and member of True North Brass* Nov. 2, Workshop on setting career goals for musicians I, 3-5 p.m., Concordia Seminary Chapel, Brock University; free to MIWSFPA students, $5 admission for the public* Nov. 3, Workshop on setting career goals for musicians II, 10 a.m.- noon, Concordia Seminary Chapel, Brock University; free to MIWSFPA students, $5 admission for the publicContact: Matthew Royal, associate professor, Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit brocku.ca/musicStephen Nachmanovitch, performer, author, and workshop leader who emphasizes improvisation and creativity in “life and the arts”* Nov. 15, Presentation to DART 1F95 students, 9-10 a.m., Room AS 202 (closed session); Workshop for DART 1F95 labs 1 & 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and labs 3 & 4, 2-4 p.m., Pond Inlet; (closed session)* Nov. 16, Public lecture/performance, 7:30-9 p.m., Room TH 325, free community event* Nov. 17, Workshop for invited faculty and students, 9 a.m.- noon, Rm. TH 103/105 (closed session)Contact: Joe Norris, professor, Dramatic Arts, email@example.com, or visit brocku.ca/dramatic-artsRobert Silverman, leading Canadian pianist and Professor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia* Jan. 11, Hammering the Klavier: Beethoven’s Earthshaking and Bone-crushing Masterpiece, Lecture/Recital, 7:30 p.m., Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University; free to MIWSFPA students, $15 admission for the public* Jan. 12, Masterclass with piano students of Dept. of Music, 10 a.m.- noon, Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University (closed session)Contact: Matthew Royal, associate professor, Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit brocku.ca/musicDaniel Levinson, an expert in movement and stage combat* Feb. 20, 21, 22, 23, Single sword workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dance Studio, Walker Complex; (closed session, registrants only)* Unarmed combat workshop, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Room TH 141; (closed session, registrants only) Maximum enrolment 20 students; apply by Nov. 1 at the DART main office ST 104, or e-mail email@example.com. There is a non-refundable $10-deposit upon registration.Contact: Virginia Reh, associate professor, Dramatic Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit brocku.ca/dramatic-arts
Ohio State senior Te’Shan Campbell, the No. 21 seed in the country at 165 pounds, was eliminated in day two.Campbell started with a victory No. 27 Buffalo junior Troy Keller via pin.Just shortly after, Campbell, in front of his hometown crowd and family advanced with a victory over No. 13 North Dakota State redshirt junior Andrew Fogarty by a 7-1 decision.Campbell finished his senior year with a hard-fought loss and was defeated by a 3-2 decision by No. 7 Nebraska junior Isaiah White.Five Buckeyes advanced to day three of the NCAA Championships tournament.No. 6 Ohio State will attempt to hold second place in round three of the final day of the NCAA Championships starting at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pittsburgh.Updated at 12:57 p.m. Saturday to correct the information on Te’Shan Campbell. Ohio State’s Myles Martin wrestles Mitch Bowman in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOhio State senior Myles Martin, the No. 1 seed in the country at 184 pounds, is no longer undefeated after losing to No. 5 Cornell sophomore Max Dean in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships. Despite Martin’s first loss, the Ohio State wrestling team advances three wrestlers to the finals after the second day of the NCAA Championships. In a surprising upset, Martin moves to the consolation bracket after being upset by Dean in a 5-4 decision. No. 6 Ohio State (12-2, 7-2 Big Ten) is currently in second place as a team, but are 32 points behind first place Penn State, who has won the team title two years running. Three of the top-5 seeds for the Buckeyes advanced to the finals, which will play a pivotal role in attempting to finish in the top three of the tournament for Ohio State in the final day of the NCAA Championships.Martin, at the start of the second day, continued his title hopes with a 11-2 major decision before falling to Dean in a last-second defeat.Ohio State senior Joey McKenna, the No. 2 seed in the country at 141 pounds, defeated No. 7 Minnesota junior Mitch McKee earlier in the day by a 11-1 major decision, giving the Buckeyes bonus points in their hopes to win a team title in the NCAA Championships.McKenna will face his only unavenged loss of the season: No. 1 Cornell sophomore Yianni Diakomihalis in the finals.Ohio State redshirt senior Micah Jordan, the No. 2 seed in the country at 149 pounds, made his first-ever finals in the NCAA Championships, defeating No. 6 North Carolina redshirt freshman Austin O’Connor by a 7-4 decision.Ohio State redshirt junior Kollin Moore, the No. 2 seed in the country at 197 pounds, advanced to the finals.Moore won both matches by first defeating No. 10 Virginia Tech redshirt senior Tom Sleigh 17-11 and then No. 3 Oklahoma State redshirt senior Preston Weigel by a 12-4 major decision.Ohio State junior Luke Pletcher, the No. 5 seed in the country at 133 pounds, defeated No. 4 Pittsburgh redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi in the quarterfinals 3-1 by decision to advance to the semifinals.Pletcher faced the top seed in No. 1 Oklahoma State redshirt freshman Daton Fix falling just short of his first ever NCAA Championship finals by a 4-2 decision.Ohio State redshirt freshman Chase Singletary and redshirt freshman Ethan Smith, the No. 16 seed and No. 19 seed in the country at 285 pounds and 174 pounds, respectively, both were eliminated one match short of the All-American qualifier in the consolation bracket.
End-of-year data reported by the US Energy Information Administration, shows 2006 set a new record for US coal production, marking the second consecutive year of record-breaking demand for US coal used by power and steel companies. According to the National Mining Association (NMA), the 1,052 Mt of coal mined in the US in 2006 topped the previous record set in 2005 by 2.5%. NMA President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz says hios organisation “expects continued year-over-year growth in coal production. Meanwhile, US steel production also increased by 2.5% over last year. Moderate declines in recent prices for minerals and metals do not obscure the strong global demand for copper, nickel and similar commodities mined in the US This demand underscores the powerful influence exerted by the global economy on US mineral and metals. “As the new congressional leadership sets its energy and economic agenda, leaders from both parties should recognize the continuing demand for coal and minerals critical to our economy — and the implications of any policies that might impair the ability of America’s mines to meet this demand.”For a copy of the statistical summary: http://www.nma.org/pdf/members/stat_pubs/wss/wss010507.pdf
THW Kiel, SC Magdeburg, SG Flensburg, Rhein Neckar Lowen, MT Melsungen, GWD Minden and Bergischer HC qualified for the German Cup 1/4 finals.Here are the results and scorers:EHV Aue – GWD Minden 22:28 (13:12)Tore: Roch (6), Faith (4), Sigtoryggsson (4), Meinhardt (3), Runarsson (3/2), Schafer (2) für Aue – Sjostrand (7), Rambo (4), Svitlica (4), Bilbija (3), Doder (2), Kozlina (2), Sudmeier (2), Torbrugge (2), Larsson (1) für MindenSpectators: 1350TSV Hannover Burgdorf – MT Melsungen 22:28 (11:15)Tore: Hafner (7), Kastening (4/4), Christophersen (3), Karason (3), Patrail (2), Gudmundsson (1), Hykkerud (1), Pollex (1) für Hannover – Sellin (8/3), Rnic (7/2), Allendorf (4/2), Danner (4), Muller (3), Vuckovic (2) für MelsungenSpectators: 2246TuS N-Lübbecke – SC Magdeburg 34:39 (15:20)Tore: Borozan (8), Herth (5/5), Schagen (4), Schongarth (4), Langhans (3), Suton (3), Lazovic (2), Remer (2), Tauabo (2), Pieczkowski (1) für Lübbecke – Weber (12/3), van Olphen (6), Bezjak (5), Damgaard (5), Musche (4), Bagersted (3), Natek (3), Lemke (1) für MagdeburgSpectators: 848VfL Gummersbach – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 19:36 (9:18)Tore: Kuhn (3), Persson (3/1), von Gruchalla (3), Ernst (2), Schoneseiffen (2), Schroder (2), Schroter (2), Bult (1), Heyme (1) für Gummersbach – Eggert (9/3), Lauge Schmidt (6), Mogensen (4), Radivojevic (4), Djordjic (3), Glandorf (3), Kozina (3/1), Svan (3), Jakobsson (1) für FlensburgSpectators: 2080Rhein-Neckar Löwen – Füchse Berlin 29:23 (16:13)Tore: Baena Gonzales (6), Gensheimer (5/2), Reinkind (5), Groetzki (4), Schmid (3), Ekdahl du Rietz (2), Petersson (2), Guardiola Villaplana (1), Larsen (1), für Rhein-Neckar – Nenadic (4/3), Nielsen (4), Petersen (4), Gojun (2), Plaza Jimenez (2), Vukovic (2), Weyhrauch (2), Elisson (1), Tonnesen (1), Wiede (1) für BerlinSpectators: 1738HSG Nordhorn-Lingen – Bergischer HC 19:24 (7:11)Tore: Verjans (7/2), Meyer (4), Wiese (3), Mickal (2/1), de Boer (2), Terwolbeck (1) für Nordhron – Oelze (7/1), Szilagy (5), Gutbord (4), Thor Gunnarsson (3), Artmann (2), Hermann (1), Preuss (1), Weiss (1) für BergischerSpectators: 2510HSC 2000 Coburg – THW Kiel 23:27 (9:16)Tore: Gerlich (7/5), Billek (3), Kirchner (3), Kirveliavicius (3), Riehn (3), Wucherpfennig (2), Harmandic (1), Kelm (1) für Coburg – Canellas Reixach (6/4), Sprenger (4), Vujin (4), Weinhold (4), Anic (3), Duvnjak (2), Oprea (2), Dahmke (1), Mamelund (1) für KielSpectators: 3530 DHB Cupgerman cup ← Previous Story LNH: Saint Raphael overtake second place – First point for Chartres Next Story → HUNGARY: First defeat for PICK Szeged in Tatabanya!
‘I am not guilty’ – Women who face death penalty over Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court Kim suffered an agonising death within 20 minutes of being attacked. Image: Daniel Chan/PA By AFP Share29 Tweet Email Gooi Soon Seng, lawyer for Indonesia suspect Siti Aisyah in the ongoing assassination investigation. Source: Daniel Chan/APJakarta’s foreign ministry said later that defence lawyers had been granted a request for a “gag order” to prevent details of the investigations being disclosed “so there is no interference in the ongoing legal process”.‘Very painful death’Police accuse the pair of having wiped the VX nerve agent into Kim’s face at the airport.It remains unclear how the attackers who handled the VX, many times more deadly than sarin, survived.Health Minister S Subramaniam said today there was no indication they had been poisoned by the toxin.The suspects were brought to the isolated courthouse on the outskirts of the capital in a 20-vehicle convoy escorted by outriders, and bundled into the building as a global media scrum looked on.More than 100 heavily armed police, some wearing balaclavas and wielding automatic weapons, had secured the court. Armed police guarding Doan Thi Huong. Source: Daniel Chan/APThe spectacular killing sparked an international probe and lurid stories of Pyongyang’s Cold War-style tradecraft.South Korea urged the United Nations yesterday to suspend its isolated northern neighbour, arguing that the assassination showed Pyongyang was intent on using chemical weapons.North Korea has not acknowledged the identity of the dead man but has insisted Malaysia hand over the corpse, and says it does not accept the findings of an autopsy.A third suspect, 46-year-old North Korean man Ri Jong-Chol, is also being held but was not brought to court today.Malaysian Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali told AFP it would be decided by Friday whether he will be charged. Source: Ruptly TV/YouTubeVeteran North Korean diplomat Ri Tong-Il, deputy envoy to the United Nations, told reporters yesterday he had come to Kuala Lumpur to discuss “the return of the body of the deceased DPRK (North Korean) citizen”.He added the delegation was also seeking the release of the North Korean suspect.The women will remain in custody until their next court appearance in April, when the case is expected to be referred to a higher court where they will enter a plea.© – AFP 2017Read: Tom Clonan: Nerve, blood and choking agents sending state-sponsored message of terror >Read: Kim Jong-Nam was killed by ‘most potent’ chemical weapon VX nerve agent > No Comments http://jrnl.ie/3264575 Mar 1st 2017, 9:46 AM 22,057 Views Short URL A TIGHTLY-GUARDED Malaysian court has charged two women with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, who was killed with a powerful nerve agent, and warned them they face the death penalty if convicted.The handcuffed suspects were brought to court surrounded by masked and heavily armed police and special forces for their first public appearance since they were arrested two weeks ago.At least one wore a bulletproof vest on leaving the court.South Korea says the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered the killing of Kim Jong-Nam, who had lived overseas for years but had voiced criticism of the regime, and engaged two outsiders to carry it out.Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, were held just days after the killing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 13 February, which Malaysia said was carried out with a nerve agent so deadly that the UN terms it a weapon of mass destruction.CCTV footage shows two women approaching him as he prepared to fly to Macau and seemingly push something into his face.Kim suffered an agonising death within 20 minutes of being attacked.Siti, wearing a red T-shirt, was brought in first to hear the murder charge read out before being taken away. Huong, dressed in a yellow top, then heard the charge in Vietnamese.They were accused of murdering Kim with four others still “at large”. Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah. Source: Daniel Chan/APFour North Korean suspects fled Malaysia on the day of the murder, police have said.Both female suspects say they thought they were taking part in a prank video but police have dismissed the claims.Neither woman was asked to enter a plea and their trial is not expected to begin for several months.However, Huong’s lawyer S Selvam said she told the court: “I am not guilty.”Selvam added his client was “nervous as she is facing a murder charge”.Huong was seen wearing a bulletproof vest as she was escorted out of the building and looked tired as she was led away.Indonesia’s acting ambassador to Malaysia Andreano Erwin said he had met Siti in court and she was “calm”.“We told her to take care of her health as it will be a long trial process,” he said. Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 9:46 AM Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong in a yellow t-shirt and bullet-proof vest. Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong in a yellow t-shirt and bullet-proof vest. Image: Daniel Chan/PA Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Liverpool legend Steve McManaman believes their Premier League title hopes could be left in jeopardy if Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah got injuredThe Reds now lead by nine points from Tottenham, who lost 3-1 to Wolves, following Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal.Defending champions Manchester City are a further point behind in third, albeit with a game in hand against Southampton later today.Pep Guardiola’s side have endured a difficult month with injuries to some key players along with three defeats in their last four matches.And McManaman fears that Liverpool may find themselves in a similar struggle if they were to lose some of their own key men.“If Liverpool get a bad injury to Van Dijk or to Salah, at the same time, your thoughts start to change,” McManaman told BT Sport, via the Express.“Football is one of those things. When they say you have to take it game-by-game, that’s what you have to do. You have to hope everyone stays fit and the best team will win.“Of course Liverpool are absolutely flying at the moment but I’d still say Manchester City have got that little bit of an edge.Liverpool 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.“They have got them at home next and they have won the league before.”The ex-Real Madrid midfielder is wary of placing too much expectation on the high-flying Reds.He added: “I don’t want to put too much pressure on Liverpool. Of course I want Liverpool to win the league, it goes without saying.“They are frightening at this moment but every year we pick out teams to win the elague, to not win the league, and you fall flat on your face three months later.“If it’s in April and they’ve got that much point difference, I’m quite happy to shout it from the rooftops but they’ve got a long way to go.”Although second-place Spurs don’t stand a chance due to their lack of squad depth.“No disrespect to Tottenham, I never thought they were in it,” said McManaman.“I always thought that their lack of depth in the squad would count against them.”
Zac Brown To Narrate Atlanta Falcons Doc zac-brown-narrate-documentary-atlanta-falcons-owner The three-time GRAMMY-winning Georgia native is set to narrate “On A Mission: Atlanta Rising,” a profile-style documentary on Atlanta Falcons owner/businessman Arthur Blank. Airing Sept. 2 on NBC, the one-hour program will detail Blank’s professional life, including co-founding The Home Depot, and his work as an NFL owner, up to the Falcons’ loss to the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LI in 2017. Additionally, with Brown leading the way, viewers will learn about Blank’s ownership of Major League Soccer team Atlanta United FC and his efforts to help revitalize downtown Atlanta. The Zac Brown Band are currently on tour in the United States, with their run set to wrap Oct. 28—29 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The group’s latest studio album, Welcome Home, was released in May. In 2016 the Zac Brown Band were honored at the Recording Academy’s annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards.Carrie Underwood Is Ready For NFL Football (Are You?) Facebook Email News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 27, 2015 – 4:18 pm Zac Brown Band Win Best New Artist GRAMMY winner adds voiceover work to his diverse résuméTim McPhateGRAMMYs Sep 1, 2017 – 9:16 am He’s got a line of culinary delights under his Southern Ground brand and his Camp Southern Ground for children, and there’s his day job as frontman for Zac Brown Band. Zac Brown is now adding some voiceover work to his menu. Twitter Zac Brown To Narrate Documentary On Atlanta Falcons’ Owner
Download AudioThe warm winter has extended far north of Anchorage as well. The spring season for bearded seals, or ugruk, has come nearly two months early for some hunters in Western Alaska. Warm weather makes the hunt a little easier, but locals are concerned about precarious sea ice and unpredictable weather.
By The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Barack Obama, or Barap Obama?The former U.S. president appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Released Friday, “One Last Time (44 Remix)” features Obama reciting a passage from George Washington’s farewell address.In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, former President Barack Obama accepts the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a ceremony in New York. Obama appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Released Friday, “One Last Time (44 Remix)” features Obama reciting a passage from George Washington’s farewell address. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)The song also features vocals from Tony nominee Christopher Jackson, who played Washington in “Hamilton.” The track was produced by Grammy-winning gospel singer BeBe Winans and Tony and Grammy winner Alex Lacamoire.Miranda performed his song “Alexander Hamilton” at the White House in 2009 when Obama was in office. He went on to write “Hamilton,” which hit Broadway in 2015 and became a cultural phenomenon, winning 11 Tonys, a Pulitzer Prize and a Kennedy Center Honor.Miranda returned to the White House to perform “One Last Time” in 2017 in a farewell to Obama.____“One Last Time (44 Remix)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFEL_0UFgIs
The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told voters that Friday’s contest is a ‘choice between governance and anarchy’.Jaitley’s statement was a reference from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal self claimed ‘anarchist’ statements two years back and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of good governance in the country. Speaking in a Press Conference at BJP headquarters, Jaitley said, “BJP will put all its effort for good governance as they are confident of winning the election. Delhi Assembly Poll holds importance because Delhi is the face of the country and how government runs here is a reflection of the country’s image.”While highlighting the development and governance in last eight months during BJP’s rule in the Centre, he said, “It should be noted that unlike previous regime, now no one talks of scams. The country, which was lagging behind, is now progressing. Now with the Delhi election almost knocking door, people have to choose between governance and anarchy.”
The museum would be represented at the colloquium from April 13 to 23 by Venu Vasudevan, its director general. To be hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the meet will see 15 international museum leaders deliberating on measures needed to ‘broaden international dialogue about museum management’. The other 14 leaders would be from Britain, Egypt, China, Colombia, New Zealand, Benin, Cameroon, Iran, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Philippines and Vietnam. It will also include directors of national, private and academic museums. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’According to the statement, the GMLC is expected to provide a 360-degree view of current museum practices worldwide, placing a strong emphasis on institutional leadership and strategic problem solving.Vasudevan said the GMLC, though barely in its second edition, has come to be recognised as a significant international platform for museum leaders and administrators to discuss and strategise measures to reinvigorate museums.“The challenge for the museologists and museum administrators is to hammer out new strategies that would increase footfalls at museums and make them a focal point in the spectrum of culture and art,” he said, adding there was a commonality in challenges for museums across the globe.Dr Venu has been instrumental in giving a makeover to the institution by holding of a slew of new exhibitions and launching new initiatives.
Reports have surfaced that organizers of the Paris Gay Games are under pressure to stop Taiwan from competing under that name. They are also under pressure to stop the team from flying the national flag at events.China does not recognize Taiwan as an independent country, but rather a Chinese territory. As a result, it is often forced to compete under the name of Chinese Taipei or Taiwan (China) at international events.The French government had apparently contacted the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to express its concerns over flying Taiwan’s flag. The Paris Gay Games will run for 10 days in August.‘We will fight’But the Taiwan delegates refuse to back down to China’s pressure.‘Our logical conclusion is that China protests to the French government or otherwise this would not have happened,’ Yang Chih-chun, president of the Taiwan Gay Sports and Gay Development Movement Association told AFP. Rainbow Taiwan flag at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. | Photo via Instragram (charlesc1025) GAYSTARNEWS- Old tensions brew between Taiwan & China in lead-up to Gay GamesLGBTI athletes waved Taiwan’s flag at the Gay Games opening ceremony in Paris10,000 athletes head to Paris for the Gay Games – and here is whyRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/china-is-trying-to-stop-taiwan-from-flying-its-flag-at-the-gay-games/ LGBTI advocates in Taiwan are outraged at the Chinese government’s plan to stop them waving their national flag at the Gay Games. ‘We hope the FGG can resist pressure.’Yang is negotiating with FGG over whether it would be called Taiwan or Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) at the games.‘We will fight till the last moment to use our national flag at the Gay Games,’ he said.The Gay Games are held every four years after starting in 1982. The Paris games will run for 10 days and attract more than 10,000 participants.Hong Kong – an official Chinese territory – will become the first Asian country to host the Gay Games in 2022. At those games it will be impossible for Taiwan to compete under its preferred name.Taiwan is considered to be one of the most progressive country’s in Asia when it comes to LGBTI rights. Last year, it became the first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)
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