Is Marcell Ateman ready to Breakout?

first_imgOf all the talk of the receiving group, Marcell Ateman remained mostly in the shadows in camp behind the hype of Sheperd, Washington, Seales, and others.But there was chatter that Ateman was having a great camp as well. And on Thursday night, he looked ready to bust out.In the depth chart, Ateman stood behind Brandon Sheperd, who was still clearly limited with his recent finger disclocation.Ateman took full advantage of his opportunity, and ended the game with 75 total receiving yards, including a 18-yard touchdown grab that Mason Rudolph put only where Ateman could grab.AdChoices广告Marcell AteMAN. Good guys by 11.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 4, 2015A quick refresher: Ateman is 6-foot-5! He should be making those plays.After the game, Mike Gundy said that “He (Ateman) is in his third year now, so it’s time for him to start making some plays.”With a big performance to build on at Mount Pleasant on Thursday, he could be ready to do just that. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

8 days agoArsenal utility ​Maitland-Niles: How I get Aubameyang the ball…

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal utility ​Maitland-Niles: How I get Aubameyang the ball…by Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has spoken about his form this season, and the connection he shares with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The England U21 star has already set up Aubameyang for two goals in the Premier League this season.And he mentioned how working on the timing of his runs have allowed him space to deliver quality crosses.”I only got two assists last season and I’ve got two already this season, which is a good start,” he told the club website.”Hopefully I continue with my assists and maybe create more opportunities to get my stats higher this season.”I worked on it a lot when I was younger because I used to play on the wing, so the timing of my runs is everything to me. “That’s what’s going to get me in on goal, that’s what’s going to get me behind the defence to either pass to someone else or to shoot on goal myself. It was very important for me to learn how to time my runs and create opportunities for others.” last_img read more

Ohio State Reporter Names 2 Transfer Destinations For Tate Martell

first_imgTate Martell runs for Ohio State vs. Rutgers.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Tate Martell #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free on a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)On Thursday afternoon, Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell’s name popped up in the transfer portal, suggesting he’s exploring a transfer from the university. The news comes on the heels of former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields’ transfer to Ohio State.Before Fields announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State, Tate Martell was bullish on his ability to lock down the starting role once Dwayne Haskins left for the NFL. Now it appears Martell is second-guessing his ability – or his opportunity.After Martell’s name popped up in the portal, Ohio State reporter Jeremy Birmingham named two schools to watch out for as transfer destinations for Martell.He named Miami and West Virginia as potential landing spots.Can confirm that Tate Martell is now in the NCAA transfer portal. He’ll begin to explore options outside of Ohio State — believe Miami and West Virginia are two schools that are worth watching.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) January 10, 2019Martell’s decision likely hinges on whether or not Fields earns eligibility for the 2019 college football season. Martell will enter the 2019 season as a redshirt sophomore and would have to sit out for the season if he transfers – unless he petitions the NCAA on behalf of Urban Meyer’s retirement, which would open up a whole new can of worms.Ohio State fans will be watching the news wire to see what happens with their quarterbacks.last_img read more

PIOJ Head says Multi-Billion Projects will Contribute to Growth Projections

first_imgThe Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) says several key multi-billion dollar projects, which are likely to be implemented during the 2013/14 fiscal year, are expected to contribute significantly to economic growth projections, ranging between 0.5 and 1.0 per cent for the period.This was stated by newly appointed PIOJ Director General, Colin Bullock, who presided over his first quarterly briefing on May 22, at the Institute’s New Kingston offices.These developments, he informed, include the: $2.5 billion Major Infrastructure Development Project; $1.5 billion Sugar Transformation Programme; $1.3 billion Sandy Gully/Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Drainage Project; $300 million Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives; Highway 2000 North/South Link (Mount Rosser Bypass); and several energy projects, including the proposed 360-megawatt combined cycle plant, and a 115 megawatt facility to generate electricity from renewable sources.Mr. Bullock also pointed to several other mega projects, currently at varying stages of negotiations, which he said, if implemented “as scheduled”, could “positively impact” the baseline growth projections for the fiscal year.These include: the Harmony Cove development; phase two of the Fiesta development; several initiatives in medical tourism; as well as developments in the creative industries, information and communications technology (ICT), and energy diversification, with emphasis on renewable, such as coal and waste conversion.While noting that the economy contracted by 0.5 per cent in 2012/13, with most sectors being impacted, save for hotels and restaurants; finance and insurance services; and the wholesale and retail trade, which recorded modest growth of between 0.2 and 1.0 per cent, Mr. Bullock was optimistic about a turnaround for 2013/14.“The economy is expected to record a general recovery in most industries, including Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (which declined by 2.0 per cent), and Mining and Quarrying (which fell by 9.6 per cent),” he indicated.The Director General said further strengthening is also anticipated for the hotels and restaurant industries, while projecting growth for the construction sector.Giving a review for the January to March 2013 quarter, Mr. Bullock said the economy contracted by 0.7 per cent, compared to the corresponding period last year.This outturn, he explained, largely reflected the impact of: a weak global economic environment, particularly in Europe; adverse weather-related conditions, specifically the passage of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and the onset of drought conditions prevailing during the period, which recorded a 61 per cent reduction in the average rainfall; and sharp declines in the business and consumer confidence indices, which fell by 23 and 38 per cent respectively, relative to 2012.The Director General said five of the main sectors – manufacturing; construction; transportation, storage, and communication; wholesale and retail trade; finance and insurance services, recorded growth for the period, ranging between 0.3 and 2.0 per cent. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing accounted for the biggest decline recorded, contracting by 10 per cent.Mr. Bullock said the economy is expected to remain flat for the April to June quarter, with continued contractions projected for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, and Hotels and Restaurants.“However, this is expected to be mitigated by growth in the Mining and Quarrying, Construction, and Transport Storage and Communication industries. The improvement in the mining sector is predicated on increased capacity utilization by a major producer, while construction would be supported by increased capital outlay on major infrastructure development works,” the Director General stated.Noting that preliminary data for April showed varying levels of contractions being recorded for electricity, tourism, and mining and quarrying, Mr. Bullock said the real growth for the April to June quarter is projected to range between -0.5 to 0.5 per cent.Contact: Douglas McIntoshlast_img read more

Neena Gupta Gajraj Rao to reunite for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

first_imgMumbai: “Badhaai Ho!” co-stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao are set to team up for “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”, the makers of the film announced on Monday. The movie, which also reunites the duo with Ayushmann Khurrana, will present Gupta and Rao in a completely different avatar. “With ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’, we chose to explore a novel subject in an unusually unexpected setting. A unique story like this needed talents like Neena ji and Gajraj Rao and I’m so happy to have them on board,” producer Aanand L Rai of Colour Yellow Productions, said in a statement here. After the success of the 2017 sleeper hit “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, the makers announced the second installment titled “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”, to be written and directed by Hitesh Kewalya. The film will address a socially relevant story revolving around a same sex couple. It is scheduled to be released early next year.last_img read more

Police bring in specialists to help search BC property where remains found

first_imgSALMON ARM, B.C. – The Mounties are bringing in specialists to help search a rural property in Salmon Arm, B.C., where they say human remains have been found.Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Wednesday a forensics team that specializes in recovering evidence is among the personnel searching the 10-hectare property.He said police are also working with the owners of the property on Salmon River Road to move livestock from the site to be cared for elsewhere while the investigation is underway.Asked if the remains that were found belong to one or more people, Moskaluk said the Mounties can’t release more details until proper identification is made.Five women have gone missing in the same area of the north Okanagan in the past 20 months.The Mounties have not linked the property search with any ongoing investigation or with a public warning they issued earlier this month about a man they arrested after an alleged incident on Aug. 28 involving threats made to a woman in the area of Salmon River Road.On Oct. 13, the RCMP warned in a news release of a “possible risk to the general public and women sex workers.”They said the “woman had attended a pre-arranged meeting” with the man.“The meeting had been set up via an online website utilized by escorts and sex workers,” police said in the statement.“The victim reported to police that upon arriving at the agreed upon location in her own vehicle, the male suspect produced a firearm and threatened her. The victim was able to flee the scene unharmed.”The man was released by police and no charges were laid.Earlier this week, police said 36-year-old Curtis Sagmoen was charged Oct. 17 with disguising his face with intent to commit an offence, uttering threats and weapons offences. Police said he remained in custody and was scheduled to return to court Thursday.It is not known if Sagmoen has legal representation and The Canadian Press has not been able to find a lawyer who is representing him. None of the charges against him have been tested in court.Moskaluk said information about how and why police began searching the site can’t be released.He asked the community to be patient as there is no timeline for the investigation to be completed.“Given the seriousness that we found human remains on site, we have to conduct a very thorough and efficient investigation,” he told a news conference near the property that was being searched.“We do want to make it clear with the communities that we can understand the angst that this kind of situation is causing them and that we appreciate their patience to work with us as we come to furthering this investigation.”Public Safety Minister Mike Farnsworth said Wednesday he has been briefed about the police investigation.“I can’t comment on the nature of the case at this particular point in time. What I can tell you is that my senior ministry officials are in contact with the RCMP and they’re saying they have all the resources they need,” he said outside the legislature in Victoria.last_img read more

Fisheries and Oceans meet with Mikmaq community in a show of reconciliation

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsIn a first of its kind in the Maritime region of eastern Canada, employees with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) met with members of the Mi’kmaq community to build a better relationship.Elder Noel Milliea says the ultimate goal is to change perceptions.Milliea is from Elsipogtog. He was asked by the DFO to speak at this meeting. The Elder teaches health and healing in his community.“So when we try to look at the parallels that both of us have, we come to understand a little bit about why we are the way we are on both sides,” said Millieau.“Why is there so much racism and why is there so much systemic trauma.”The DFO and the Mi’kmaq dispute over fisheries has a long history.The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1999, that the Mi’kmaq had a right to commercially fish and support a moderate livelihood.The decision, known as the Marshall decision, is based on treaty rights signed in 1760 and 1761.It was a win for the Mi’kmaq, economically and culturally.But the decision did not solve the disagreements of how much fish the Mi’kmaq had a right to catch because the two sides haven’t been able to agree upon the definition of moderate livelihood.This has led to disputes and anger on both sides.At the three days of meetings, history was discussed – as a shared history between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.Trevor Sanipass says it’s the responsibility of everyone to educate themselves and others.“You know treaties were signed by two parties, so the treaties are not just the Aboriginal treaty it’s by all its their ancestors and our ancestors signed these agreements,” said Sanipass.The DFO said it wants its staff to become aware, and have a better understanding of Indigenous history.Debbie Boutt-Matheson said this will help with everyday interactions and perceptions.”You don’t always necessarily always think about it that way so that for me was a really great sort of dawning moment of I haven’t thought about it like that before and I have to think about it like that,” said Matheson.According to Millieau, relationships are already improving with the DFO reaching out to the community.”Hopefully it will make a difference in building relationships meaningful relationships with them in how they engage in our first nations communities,” Milliea said.Sanipass gives the government credit for taking the step to learn from community members.”What better way of doing it is really having first nations people, elders, educators, leaders and share this information, not just from our own people but to others as well,” said Sanipass.The DFO said it plans to offer more staff learning opportunities to develop positive relationships with Indigenous read more

Aid partners to assess state of Western Sahara refugees on UNled visits

17 March 2009Concern over malnutrition among long-term refugees from Western Sahara have sparked two assessment missions to their camps in western Algeria by humanitarian partners, the first of which embarks tomorrow, the United Nations refugee agency announced today. Staff of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will accompany representatives of donor countries and their partners from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on a three-day mission to the camps of Sahrawi people, starting tomorrow.“The aim is to see first-hand the situation in the sites and to assess the overall conditions of the refugees,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond said in Geneva, noting that in the last survey conducted in 2008, 61 per cent of the children and 66 per cent of pregnant women in the camps were suffering from anaemia.Later this month, nutritionists from UNHCR and WFP will visit the camps to assess the current nutritional status of the most vulnerable refugees and to evaluate the current programmes and practices. The mission will also decide on whether to include additional foodstuffs with high nutritional value in the food assistance, specifically targeted to children, and pregnant and lactating women.As a result of the last survey conducted in 2008 by Médecins du Monde (MDM) and WFP in coordination with UNHCR, the UN refugee agency already provides supplementary food in addition to the 125,000 general food rations distributed by WFP, it said. WFP has also added supplementary and school feeding programmes to its operation, distributing fortified, blended foods to malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers and is working to diversify its basic food basket.In the last five years, however, donor funding has been erratic and in 2008, UNHCR only received 39 per cent of its budget, and both it and WFP still need additional funding for 2009.Sahrawi refugees started arriving in Algeria in the mid-seventies. UNHCR has been providing assistance to this group since the influx into the Tindouf area in 1975-76 while WFP has been providing food assistance since 1986.Tomorrow’s mission will include ambassadors and diplomats from more than 19 countries, including Brazil, France, Indonesia, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa, Spain, Nigeria and the United States, as well as representatives of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO).Participants will visit two of four refugee camps and will meet with beneficiaries, refugee leaders and Algerian authorities, according to UNHCR. The refugees have been living in four desolate camps in south-west Algeria since the mid-seventies, when a dispute arose between Morocco and the Frente Polisario over the status of Western Sahara.Since 1991, the UN mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has been tasked with monitoring the ceasefire between the two parties and organizing a long-stalled referendum on self-determination. read more

Stocks lose early momentum amid housing sector disappointment Caterpillar earnings

The Toronto stock market was little changed Monday morning, surrendering most early gains as profit-taking hit Research In Motion’s (TSX:RIM) share price while mining and energy stocks failed to benefit from higher commodity prices.The S&P/TSX composite index added 7.16 points to 12,823.79, while the TSX Venture Exchange was off 5.31 points at 1,221.93.The Canadian dollar sold off for a fourth session, down 0.3 of a cent to a six-month low of 99.05 cents US.The dollar has tumbled about 1 1/2 cents US since the Bank of Canada indicated Wednesday that it will be slower to raise interest rates than had been expected because of economic weakness.The dollar has been supported in recent months partly on sentiment that the central bank might hike rates later this year. Data released Friday showing low inflation in Canada at the end of 2012 further suggested that investors will have to wait longer for the central bank to move. Higher rates tend to attract investors and push up the currency.U.S. indexes lost early momentum as a disappointing housing sector report competed with a well received earnings report from heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. and data showing higher than expected durable goods orders in December.The Dow Jones industrials declined 14.23 points to 13,881.75 as the National Association of Realtors said its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales dropped 4.3 per cent to 101.7 in December. That’s still 6.9 per cent higher than it was a year ago. Sales were held back by a limited supply of available homes.The Nasdaq gained 4.37 points to 3,154.08 and the S&P 500 index was down 3.05 points to 1,499.91.Durable goods orders rose by a greater than expected 4.6 per cent in December. That was more than double the consensus forecast for a two per cent gain. The transportation sector was largely responsible for the increase, with orders in that segment up 12 per cent.Caterpillar’s fourth-quarter profit fell 55 per cent to US$697 million, or $1.04 a share. The latest quarter included a previously disclosed goodwill impairment charge of 87 cents a share.Revenue dropped seven per cent to US$16.08 billion, beating estimates of $16 billion. Ex-items earnings were $1.91 per share versus expectations of $1.69 and its shares were up 1.35 per cent to US$96.87 in New York.A stronger than expected string of U.S. fourth-quarter earnings reports has helped push markets higher in January, with the TSX gaining 0.7 per cent last week while the Dow industrials ran ahead 1.8 per cent.“The markets are probably a little ahead of themselves, capturing the relief that we didn’t have great protracted political battles in the U.S.,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates, referring to the so-called fiscal cliff and raising the debt ceiling.“All the while, we know that the U.S. economy is improving, China is turning around. And what is most encouraging, we’re seeing fund flows back into equities like we haven’t seen going back more than a decade.”The Canadian corporate earning season kicks into gear this week with some of Canada’s biggest companies reporting.Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) and grocer Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU.A) report earnings results on Tuesday while Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) and Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS) hand in numbers on Thursday.Elsewhere on the corporate front, Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) unveils its new BlackBerry 10 product line in New York on Wednesday. Its stock has been on a tear lately amid optimism about the new lineup, rising 50 per cent in January and 12 per cent last week alone. However, its stock fell 77 cents, or 4.37 per cent, to $16.84 Monday morning on profit-taking.The gold sector was down 0.85 per cent as February bullion stepped back 50 cents to US$1,656.10 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) shed 24 cents to $32.78 while Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) faded 28 cents to C$8.30.The mining sector also helped depress the TSX, down 0.5 per cent as March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose one cent to US$3.66 a pound. Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) shed six cents to C$4.13 and Capstone Mining (TSX:CS) declined six cents to $2.43.The energy sector was off 0.16 per cent even as oil prices advanced, with the March crude contract ahead five cents to US$95.93 a barrel. Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) lost 13 cents to C$44.95.The telecom sector gained 0.6 per cent with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) ahead 34 cents to $44.70.Financials also supported the TSX as Royal Bank (TSX:RY) rose 46 cents to $62.56 while Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) gained 40 cents to $64.55.Economic news will also hopefully provide some direction for traders.In the U.S., the Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day meeting on interest rates Wednesday. No one expects the central bank to move on rates but traders will look for clues as to when the Fed might end its latest round of economic stimulus.Minutes from the previous Fed meeting, released Jan. 3, showed a split among members over how long to continue the stimulus, known as quantitative easing. It involves the Fed buying bonds to support the U.S. economy, a move aimed at keeping interest rates low.Some thought the program should be slowed or stopped before the end of 2013 amid concerns that the bond purchases would destabilize the economy.The key piece of data for the week comes out Friday. Economists generally expect the U.S. non-farm payrolls report to show that the economy created 153,000 jobs in January, slightly below December’s 155,000 reading.Traders will also take in the latest readings on economic growth in Canada and the U.S. during the week.European bourses were higher as London’s FTSE 100 index added 0.22 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX lost 0.24 per cent and the Paris CAC was up 0.07 per cent. read more

Buffetts Berkshire adds GM stake ups positions in WalMart IBM Kraft PG

Buffett’s Berkshire adds GM stake, ups positions in Wal-Mart, IBM; Kraft, P&G stakes trimmed OMAHA, Neb. – Warren Buffett’s company is apparently bullish on the U.S. auto industry.His company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took a new stake of 10 million in shares in General Motors Co. in the first quarter. The investment comes as the Detroit automaker continues to rebound from bankruptcy three years ago. It posted a first-quarter net income of $1 billion, fueled by U.S. vehicle sales.Buffett drives a GM-made Cadillac DTS sedan, so the investment could a further sign of his preference among U.S. automakers. Berkshire is not invested in Ford Motor Co. or Chrysler, which is majority owned by Fiat SpA. But the purchase of the GM stake, worth about $214 million as of Tuesday, could also have been made by one of Berkshire’s other investment managers.Omaha-based Berkshire also revealed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it boosted its stake in Wal-Mart by almost 8 million shares to 46.7 million shares.The first-quarter move to expand Berkshire’s stake in Wal-Mart came before The New York Times published a report detailing allegations that Wal-Mart executives used bribes to speed the retailer’s expansion in Mexico.Buffett told Berkshire shareholders earlier this month, however, that the scandal didn’t change his view on Wal-Mart’s value or its earning power.Berkshire officials don’t typically comment on the quarterly investment reports, and they did not respond to a message on Tuesday about the latest update.The documents Berkshire filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission also don’t reveal everything Buffett and the company’s two new investment managers were buying and selling in the first quarter. That’s because regulators allow them to omit some of the company’s holdings from the report.Berkshire tweaked a number of positions in its $75.3 billion portfolio during the first three months of 2012. It also added a stake of 1.6 million Viacom shares, which was the only new holding reported besides GM.It also boosted its investments in DirecTV, Liberty Media, DaVita Inc. and the Bank of New York Mellon.Berkshire reduced its holdings in Intel Corp., Kraft Foods, Dollar General, Procter & Gamble and Verisk Analytics.The IBM stake that Berkshire first reported last fall grew to 64.4 million shares by the end of March from 63.9 million in December.Initially, the IBM investment surprised many because Buffett had long refused to invest in technology companies because it’s too hard to predict which one will prosper in the long run. But Buffett said in November that IBM had become more of a service company with long-lasting customers who are reluctant to change.Buffett makes most of the investment decisions at Berkshire, but Tuesday’s filing didn’t differentiate between choices he made and ones made by the company’s other investment managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler.Buffett has said he doesn’t typically make investments worth less than $300 million, so many of the moves reported Tuesday are likely the work of Combs or Weschler.Buffett has praised both Combs and Weschler and said the two men are managing $2.75 billion each, while Buffett oversees the remaining roughly $150 billion.Combs started at Berkshire last year, so he is further along in building his portfolio. Weschler started early this year.Berkshire’s investments are closely watched in the market because of Buffett’s successful record.Berkshire occasionally receives permission from the SEC to delay disclosing some stock purchases to prevent others who follow Buffett’s moves from driving up the price of those stocks before Berkshire completes its purchases. Berkshire then discloses the purchases or sales in a subsequent quarter and issues amended reports for previous quarters.The SEC says it grants such confidentiality to investment managers only when they can show they would be harmed substantially by immediate disclosure.Besides investments, Berkshire owns roughly 80 subsidiaries, including clothing, furniture and jewelry firms, but its insurance and utility businesses typically account for more than half of the company’s net income. Other major investments include Coca-Cola Co. by News Staff Posted May 15, 2012 9:58 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

British tourists could have to pay to visit Europe postBrexit under a

first_imgUK flag, EU flag British tourists could have to pay to visit Europe after Brexit as part of a US-style visa waiver system, the immigration minister has said.Robert Goodwill told MPs the EU was considering adopting a version of America’s Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) but it was too early know if this would apply to UK residents after withdrawal.Mr Goodwill pointed out that the US system was not journey specific and some ESTAs lasted for ten years. The ESTA costs $14 (£11) and lets British visitors go to the USA for less than 90 days without a visa. It is required even if a traveller is just passing through the US in transit. SNP member of the European Scrutiny Committee Alan Brown told the minister that Leave advocates in the referendum campaign had said there would be no need for visa-like travel schemes after Brexit.He added: “An ESTA still takes time and costs money and it is something people have to repeat.” Passport control  Credit:Oli Scarff /Getty Visiting Europe could require a special visa waiver processCredit:Frank Augstein/AP  Mr Goodwill said: “We are at a very early stage of the EU potential scheme and we will see how that develops. “British people are now used to the US ESTA scheme and, therefore, we view with interest how the European scheme might develop and what similarities, and differences, there may be to the US scheme.”In principle, this type of scheme is generally there to help enhance security. To get to know as much as possible about the people who are intending to travel.”It isn’t just flights, it could be people using ferries, or other border crossings into the European Union. “We will not be members of the European Union and it will be impossible, I think, at this early stage to speculate on the effect this might have on British citizens or other third country nationals.”It is important that as we negotiate with our European Union friends, that we can get the best possible deal, and we need to take account of developments such as this that they may be working on.”The Government has said it intends to keep the common travel area with the Irish Republic, an arrangement which dates back to the 1920s, after Brexit.  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.last_img read more

Edghills unlawful arrest Those responsible will be sued says Nandlall

Following the arrest and subsequent release of Opposition Parliamentarian Bishop Juan Edghill, his Parliamentary colleague and attorney, Anil Nandlall articulated that those persons who are responsible for the “unlawful” arrest and detention of Edghill will be sued both in their personal and official capacities.Nandlall during a press briefing held on TuesdayNandlall during an Opposition press briefing on Tuesday posited that questions in relation to Edghill’s arrests, who ordered his arrest and the offences for which he was being arrested were not clearly answered. “We were told that instructions came from the Parliament, we were told that instructions came from superior officers within the Police Force, we were told that Ministerial directions were also given, so on every one of those, the arrest and detention would have been unlawful” he said.He continued that “the Speaker has no authority outside of the four walls of the National Assembly, Bishop Edghill has not committed any civil or criminal wrong, he may have violated a standing order, the Parliament has the power and authority to deal with that internally, that does not extend to the violation of the domestic and municipal laws outside of the precincts of the Parliament, Bishop Edghill was arrested nearly 200 ft away from the gate of the Parliament.”Edghill as he was making his way to the Brickdam Police StationAccording to Nandlall “we have to sue every single person who we believe are implicated in this unlawful travesty and that includes suing them in their personal, as well as in their official capacity.”He mentioned that such actions are necessary so as to prevent similar actions from reoccurring in the future. “We are not going to leave it this like this, another Parliamentarian or ten other Parliamentarians can be arrested on these spurious grounds and prevent us from doing what the people elected us to do. And that is why Parliamentarians are given immunity from suit.”Before Edghill was released on his own recognizance, Nandlall noted that, Edghill was confronted with an allegation that he assaulted a peace officer outside of Parliament while he was being arrested.Referring to the media, Nandlall said “now all of you were there and you would have seen and recorded what transpired, so we had to deal with that, because that never occurred that was simply a concoction put there to justify the unlawful arrest and detention of the Bishop. We refused to sign that and he was released on his own recognizance.”Edghill was earlier on Tuesday suspended from four sittings of the National Assembly by Speaker Dr Barton Scotland after the Government side of the House voted in favour of the motion brought by their Chief Whip Amna Ally.Opposition leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo during a press conference shortly after said that Opposition Parliamentarians will not stay away from scrutinizing the Budget Estimates, while highlighting that all of the distractions that are currently ongoing in Parliament are calculated and aimed at obfuscating Government’s spending of tax payers’ dollars. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBreaking: Edghill arrested, Speaker orders that he cannot enter ParliamentDecember 12, 2017In “Crime”Opposition vows to continue scrutiny of budget estimatesDecember 12, 2017In “Politics”Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall called in for questioning by SOCUApril 24, 2017In “latest news” read more

Primary teachers votes for strike action if government cuts their pay

first_imgNINE IN 10 primary teachers have backed a call for industrial action, including strike action, if the government decides to make cuts to their pay.The ballots were held over the past four nights in every county in Ireland.“Primary teachers have not taken this action lightly,” added Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO. “If the government chooses not to listen to the voices of its workers, then there is no option for primary teachers but strike action.”Back to the talks tableThe INTO executive also agreed to accept an invitation to talks from the Labour Relations Commission.The original LRC proposals were rejected by 70 per cent of the union’s 32,000 membership last month, a decision that led to the ballot for industrial action.Nunan said action would be inevitable unless government negotiated an alternative to the LRC proposals that were rejected by teachers and other public servants.Read: Bus Éireann proposals cut executive pay, restore driver premiums>More: Howlin: Contingency plans in place for pay cuts ‘one way or another’>last_img read more

LOhio touché par une série de tornades

first_imgL’Ohio touché par une série de tornadesÉtats-Unis –  L’Ohio a été touché par une série de tornades et d’orages dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche. Sept morts ont été recensés, parmi lesquels un enfant de 5 ans. Des dizaines de maisons ont également été détruites. Le nord-ouest de l’État a été particulièrement touché.Sept tornades sont passées dans l’Ohio entre samedi soir et dimanche matin. Une bande de onze kilomètres de long est dévastée avec des véhicules retournés et d’importantes pertes matérielles.L’Illinois a également été touché, un toit de cinéma s’y est notamment effondré et au Michigan, une centrale nucléaire a été fermée afin d’écarter tout risque de catastrophe. Le 7 juin 2010 à 11:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Traffic hit in Bengaluru as Valmiki community protests demanding 75 reservation

first_imgMembers of Valmiki community stages protest near Vidhana SoudhaTwitterValmiki community members in Karnataka assembled at Bengaluru’s Freedom Park on Tuesday to hold a massive protest to seek 7.5 per cent reservation for the community.The protest, led by Shri Valmiki Prassannananda Puri Swami of Valmiki Gurupeetha, has led to severe traffic congestion at several parts of the city. Traffic was at a standstill near Vidhana Soudha and Karnataka High Court on Tuesday afternoon.The state ministers and government officials struggled to reach the Vidhana Soudha due to the traffic. The situation was getting worse as the law enforcement officers were struggling to control the protestors.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Molakalmuru constituency in Chitradurga district, B Sriramulu, is also supporting the protest. He said that he will quit if the community’s demands are not met by the government.(This is a developing story, awaiting further details)last_img read more

Saudi Aramco to buy 20 in Reliance oil business in one of

first_img Mukesh Ambani helped his younger brother Anil Ambani to pay off debt owed to Sweden’s Ericsson Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:51Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:51?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img The deal will have an enterprise value of around Rs 5,32,466 crore.IANSReliance Industries is set to sell a 20 percent stake in its oil and chemical business to Saudi oil giant Aramco in one of the largest ever foreign investment deals in the country, Mukesh Ambani said on Monday, August 12. The deal will have an enterprise value of around Rs 5,32,466 crore.”Saudi Aramco and Reliance have agreed to form a long-term Partnership in our Oil to Chemicals (O2C) division,” said Ambani, speaking at the 42nd Annual General Meeting of RIL.He announced that Aramco will supply 5,00,000 barrels of crude oil per day to Reliance refineries. The partnership will cover all of RIL’s Refining and Petrochemicals assets, including 51 percent of the Petroleum Retail joint venture.”The deal is subject to due diligence, definitive agreements and regulatory and other approvals,” Ambani said. According to the billionaire businessman, RIL’s Jamnagar refinery has been processing Saudi oil every single day for 20 years. “Now we have transformed our longstanding relationship of two decades, based on mutual trust, into a Partnership of growth potential for many more years,” he said.”This signifies perfect synergy between the world’s largest oil producer and the world’s largest integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex,” said Ambani.The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) is a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.The managing director of RIL also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud in his speech for laying the “foundation for strategic cooperation between India and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman during a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Feb 20, 2019.IANSReliance New CommerceLast week, Reliance had announced that British energy giant BP will pay about Rs 7,000 crore for acquiring a 49 percent stake in Reliance Industries’ fuel retailing network. This is the third joint venture between Reliance and BP since 2011.Speaking on other plans of the conglomerate, Ambani also said the company’s retail arm will soon unveil Reliance New Commerce, an initiative to digitally connect kirana stores across the country. Ambani said that the trials of Reliance Retail’s digital commerce venture have delivered positive results. “This user-friendly digital platform is designed for inventory management, customer relationship management, financial services and other services,” he added. According to the RIL Chairman, the initiative is aimed at digitally empowering kirana stores, including those in smaller towns.Ambani also said he has laid out a roadmap to make the group a zero net-debt company in just 18 months. Ambani’s statement came in the wake of rising debt at the group level that reached a level of group Rs 1,54,478 crore in the last financial year.last_img read more

Valve releases Steam Controller CAD files so users can mod the hardware

first_imgValve’s Steam Controller went through a number of iterations after it was announced but prior to release. The consumer-ready product has been getting solid reviews, but Valve isn’t done with the hardware just yet. Valve is looking to give users the ability to truly own their controllers by turning the community lose on the hardware. The company has uploaded the 3D CAD files for the Steam Controller, allowing people to start designing their own hardware mods.The Steam Controller retails for $50 like most high-end game controllers, but it has a few extras that PC gamers will appreciate. There are dual trackpads in addition to a thumbstick and several physical buttons. The gyroscope inside supports some mouse-like actions as well. Valve says the controller can be used effectively even in games that don’t fully support controllers. Valve always intended to make the controller’s hardware customizable, so the CAD file is an understandable step in that direction.The CAD files are licensed under Creative Commons and include the precise geometry of all the externally visible parts. So, you won’t be able to dive into the inner workings of the controller — that stuff is not freely available. The 800MB ZIP archive contains several eDrawings viewer files for programs like Creo Express, as well as a 3D printer file (which accounts for almost half the download). It has everything you need to tweak the design.Valve’s licensing allows everyone to make whatever they want and give it away to the masses. However, if you want to sell Steam Controller accessories or mods made with the CAD files, you’ll have to contact Valve to get permission.last_img read more