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first_imgAli, who served as FIFA vice-president from 2011 to May Ali, who served as FIFA vice-president from 2011 to May 2015, also said that drastic changes need to be brought in the bidding process by basing a decision on a report filed by professional experts and not on political considerations as he laid down his plans to reform FIFA, which is currently hit by the worst corruption scandal in its history. “The last time around the double bid was a mistake. We have to have the best practices regarding World Cup and we have to look at a system of how to do it. If you send out a team to look at different countries and a professional report needs to be the basis for how we select the World Cup venues. “At the end of the day it is for our fans and for our players. We have also to include professional element, the opinion of the players, managers and referees. That also needs to be included in future. Then the basic norms, human rights, workers rights, these are the key. “Based on the report, not on political basis, where a professional team goes out and visits the bidding countries. If it goes to the executive committee or congress (of the FIFA) it is not a problem if it is based on the professional report,” Ali, who unsuccessfully contested for the top FIFA job against Sepp Blatter earlier in the year, said. Since then, Blatter has resigned following investigation by Swiss and American authorities in a corruption scandal that rocked the sport. Ali called upon the 200-odd member nations of the FIFA to vote “individually” based on “principles” and not en bloc in the elections which he termed as open and crucial for FIFA to salvage its reputation. “This election is about every single national association and not the confederations elections. This election is a matter of belief. “Those who want to move forward and those who dont want and I want to move forward,” he said. “My nominations came from Asia and I respect everybodys position. Having said that every country has the right to vote for who they think is the right person for this job. I am against this idea of trying to make blocs. It is a matter of principle in the mind and bringing a new fresh way of dealing with things.” He also hoped that there would be transparency in the election process to choose the FIFA president in an extraordinary Congress on February 26 next year. “I believe that worldwide a bit of shadow has been lifted. I believe it as an open election. I think the ethics committee and the electoral committee do things in a proper way and guarantee that there is no interference by confederations and by FIFA itself. Then I believe I will win this election,” he said. “It should be and it better be. We have one chance now,” he added when asked if there would be transparency in the elections. More PTI PDS AH CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Apps To Aid Your Job Search

first_imgIt’s become a common phrase among smartphone-savvy consumers: “There’s an app for that.” And it does seem like there’s a mobile app for almost anything you want to find, do or learn about. Searching for a job is no exception. Last month, Monster Worldwide released Monster.com Interviews, its free app designed to help job seekers prepare for the interview process. While Monster.com Interviews has received a lot of press lately, it’s certainly not the only job search app available to Droid- and iPhone-wielding job applicants. Here’s a roundup of some of the available job search apps that come recommended by career experts.Monster.com Interviews. Touted as the first app of its kind, Interviews is divided into three sections — pre-interview, interview day, and post interview follow-up. Each section includes expert advice and practical resources. For instance, in the pre-interview section, applicants can research the companies and people they’ll interview with, practice interviewing skills and record their answers to tough interview questions. In the interview day section, a map feature provides driving directions to the interview location and a “How do I look?” option turns an iPhone’s or iPad’s camera into a mirror. Finally, after the interview, users can recap the interview while it’s fresh on their minds, get tips for writing thank you notes, and read advice on salary negotiations.BranchOut. Designed to create professional networking opportunities through Facebook, BranchOut allows users to find out about jobs through the people they know (and the people they know). “BranchOut is our favorite job search app for mobile phones,” says Sander Daniels, co-founder of Thumbtack.com, an online marketplace for local service professionals. “BranchOut is seeking to become the LinkedIn for Facebook, and they’re doing a great job so far. We just posted a job ad for a Software Engineer with BranchOut and we can’t wait to broadcast our job ad across BranchOut’s network, our employees’ Facebook friends, and our employees’ friends of friends. It is really a great marketing tool.”MeetingWave. Because many jobs are obtained through real-world contacts, MeetingWave offers a mobile app that allows you to set up networking meetings to get acquainted with new potential business contacts when you’re on the road or even in your hometown. Users “simply create invites describing the type of people you want to meet over coffee, lunch or other networking meeting,” says John Boyd, founder of MeetingWave.com. “You’ll be notified by email when someone accepts. You can ignore, decline or confirm any acceptance for any reason. Meetings are only confirmed if everyone agrees to meet and your name and contact info are private until you are ready to exchange business cards. Or you can search for invites created by other members and accept any of interest.” A patent pending verification feature allows users to target the types of people they will meet, such as people who work for certain companies or attended certain schools.last_img read more

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WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL TO LOOK FOR NEW MEDICAL PROVIDER

first_imgWOODBURY COUNTY NEEDS TO FIND A NEW HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FOR INMATES AT THE COUNTY JAIL.DAVE SMETTER, SPOKESMAN FOR MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, TOLD COUNTY SUPERVISORS TUESDAY THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FOR THE JAIL, AND THAT A NATIONAL COMPANY IS BETTER SUITED TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JAILCARE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..PROVIDING THAT CARE. :23MERCY HAS PROVIDED HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR 16 YEARS AT THE COUNTY JAIL, AND SMETTER SAYS IT HAS BEEN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JAILCARE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……TRUE PROFESSIONALS. :10THE COUNTY WILL LOOK AT PROPOSALS FROM TWO DIFFERENT NATIONAL COMPANIES.MERCY WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE AT THE JAIL UNTIL ONE OF THOSE FIRMS TRANSITIONS IN.last_img read more

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Carvajal pens new five-year Real Madrid contract

first_imgReal Madrid Dani Carvajal signs five-year Real Madrid contract extension Last updated 2 years ago 21:48 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dani Carvajal Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Real Sociedad v Real Madrid Real Sociedad Primera División The Spain international has committed his future to the Spanish champions until the end of the 2021-22 season Real Madrid have announced defender Dani Carvajal has signed a new five-year deal with the club.The contract will see the right-back remain at the Santiago Bernabeu until the end of the 2021-22 season.🖊🎙💬 ¡Mañana a las 14h00, acto de renovación de @DaniCarvajal92 en la sala de prensa del Bernabéu!👉 https://t.co/B1sRz5yElj#Carvajal2022 pic.twitter.com/gMLTNdR5KB— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 17, 2017A product of the club’s academy, Carvajal re-joined Madrid for a reported €6.5 million at the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign after impressing in a lone season at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. 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 The 25-year-old has been a regular presence under Zinedine Zidane and has gone on to win 13 caps for Spain since debuting in 2014.Real Madrid 7/2 to win the Champions LeagueCarvajal follows fellow full-back Marcelo and star midfielder Isco in inking a new deal with Los Blancos.last_img read more

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Portugal win Nations League as Gonçalo Guedes does for the Netherlands

first_img 14 William Carvalho 13 Danilo Pereira Goal attempts Ronaldo, the greatest of them all, did not even have to reach his most exhilarating heights but, ultimately, all that conjecture about whether he could be the first man to dribble past Virgil van Dijk in the past season felt like a sub-plot to the real story. That was a deserved Portugal victory on a night when the Seleçao might also have shown they are not always reliant on their five-time Ballon d’Or winner.Bernardo Silva certainly deserved his award as the outstanding player of these finals, having displayed the kind of soft-touch brilliance that made him such a prodigious performer in Manchester City’s successful title defence. Rafa Silva, one of Portugal’s substitutes, lit up the night once he entered the game and the official man-of-the-match award went to Rúben Dias, who was part of a defence that restricted the Netherlands to only a couple of opportunities. Ronald Koeman’s team found it difficult to get any real momentum and, crucially, their opponents were not as accident-prone as England’s defenders had been in Guimãraes on Thursday.All of which must have made it a slightly strange evening for the hundreds, potentially thousands, of England supporters who were among the Estádio do Dragão crowd, having bought tickets in advance in the hope their team might be involved. Those supporters were determined to be heard – “shall we sing for you” being their way of introduction – and some clearly felt it was the kind of occasion that warranted booing Van Dijk, in common with Thursday’s game. At least there was no dissent during the Dutch national anthem this time. Or failed MEP candidates punching anyone from behind. It was much more what Uefa would have wanted – a decent match and a happy crowd, culminating with Ronaldo lifting the trophy amid fireworks and silver tickertape.To begin with the different sets of supporters – all three of them – did not have a great deal to get excited about. Indeed the first Mexican wave started before the half-hour mark and it is never promising when the crowd has to make its own entertainment, especially that early into a match.After that, however, Portugal took control, Bernardo Silva came alive and, slowly but surely, the Portuguese in the crowd started to make themselves heard above their English counterparts. Ronaldo’s nutmeg on Frenkie de Jong felt like the football equivalent of patting his opponent on the head, missing only the famous CR7 wink, and Guedes always looked eager to justify his selection ahead of João Félix, the 19-year-old Benfica forward who might be attracting the attention of Europe’s elite clubs but had to settle for a place on the bench. Reuse this content (s 75′) Koeman did make attacking substitutions by bringing on Quincy Promes, Donny van de Beek and Luuk de Jong during different stages of the second half. The problem for the Dutch was that, within seconds of Van de Beek’s arrival, Bernardo Silva had linked up with Guedes for the key moment of the night.Bernardo Silva, as always, was acutely aware of the players around him. A more selfish player might have tried a shot once he had advanced into the penalty area. He shaped as if that was his intention, too. But it was a deception and instead he played a reverse pass into the path of Guedes, who was following up in a more central position. Guedes had Ronaldo to his right but decided to have a go himself and struck the ball powerfully enough for it to find the bottom corner of the net even though the goalkeeper, Jasper Cillesen, reached the shot.One of the disappointments for Koeman was that, even then, his side could not apply concerted pressure. There were a couple of chances for an equaliser, most notably Memphis Depay with a header that was saved by Rui Patrício, but the late onslaught that might have been expected never materialised. Ronaldo soon had his hands on the trophy, with Portugal the first name to be engraved in its silver. Match stats Nations League 10 Depay 4 van Dijk 13 Vermeer 12 van Aanholt 11 Jota 15 de Roon 19 Mario Rui 9 Babel 8 Joao Moutinho 19 de Jong 22 Beto 1 Rui Patricio 23 Bizot Fouls 6 Fonte 21 de Jong 4 Dias 21 Pizzi Substitutes match reports 12 Jose Sa Portugal 18 Neves 17 Blind 5 Guerreiro (s 59′) 7 Bergwijn Read more Share via Email 6 Propper 10 Bernardo Silva Portugal Share on Facebook At the final whistle the celebrations from Cristiano Ronaldo were joyous but relatively restrained compared to the other occasions when he has added a trophy to his collection. He hugged his teammates. He even embraced the referee. Two arms raised to the skies, but nothing too elaborate. Ronaldo did not even mark the occasion by peeling off his top to remind us of the contours of his six-pack. Which was highly unlike him but a reflection, perhaps, that the Nations League is not quite up there with some of his other achievements.At the same time, Ronaldo and his team could still reflect on another highly satisfying achievement to win the inaugural competition following Portugal’s success at Euro 2016. They still had a lot of fun celebrating the latest triumph. Ronaldo was the man to lift the new trophy, sealed with a kiss. Gonçalo Guedes, a 22-year-old Valencia attacker, scored the decisive goal and, yet again, it was difficult not to marvel at the country’s ability to produce gifted footballers. Possession 14 de Vrij 16 Strootman Netherlands 9 Dyego Sousa 10 4 Share on Messenger Substitutes NED56PRT44% Corners 2 Joao Cancelo The Netherlands Share on Twitter NED PRT 16 Bruno Fernandes 5 Ake 7 Portugal Off target 2 The Netherlands 9 Portugal On target 2 The Netherlands 2 Hateboer 56 44 Jordan Pickford saves the day as England beat Switzerland on penalties 8 Wijnaldum (s 46′) 3 de Ligt Share on WhatsApp Lineups Nations League final a fitting addition to enlivened international scene 23 Joao Felix 11 Promes Read more 7 Ronaldo 17 Goncalo Guedes Topics Share on Pinterest 1 Cillessen (s 81′) 20 van de Beek (s 81′) 20 Nelson Semedo 18 Vilhena Share on LinkedIn (s 90′) 22 Dumfries 15 Rafa Silva 6 14last_img read more

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Board Exams 2018: Tips to ease your exam stress

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2018UPDATED: January 12, 2019 12:27 IST Exam stressStress has a simple formula: Stress = pressure / resilience.Pressure, the numerator here, includes what’s coming from outside – targets, exams, rank etc.Resilience is my inner strength to handle that pressure.Consider the simple metal sheets used in industrial applications. Different metal sheets are subjected to the same amount of pressure, but the stress factor of every metal is different because every metal sheet’s power to face that pressure is different. Now in the formula:Stress = pressure divided by resilienceWe have conveniently ignored the denominator and focussed only on stress. It’s ignored because one is not ready to take responsibility for their inner strength. Hence, stress = pressure. If I have an exam, obviously I will get tense. So, the trick is to increase your resilience- the more resilient you are, the better you can handle the stress! It is that simple. Now, let’s explore how we can do that.1. Study on a regular basis: The first and foremost reason for exam stress is not being adequately prepared for it, which in turn, is the result of not studying on a regular basis. It is the mountain of backlog to be taken care of, in a short period which takes away the fun from the process of learning. So my advice to the students is to study on a regular basis.2. Revision, revision, revision: I had read an essay by the great intellectual and nationalist Lala Hardayal where he says that without proper revision, the studies are like rainfall on a sloping roof”. I have emphasised the value of revision in my book- ‘The Wind Beneath His Wings’ and I quote-advertisement”Instil a habit of revision in your child – different types of revision at that. At bedtime, he should try to mentally visualise what all he has studied during the day. On Sundays, he should revise all that has been covered during the week. Likewise, at month end, he should revisit the ground covered during the month.”3. Meditation and Pranayam: I strongly recommend meditation and Pranayam- they boost the capacity of the brain to work long hours without getting tired.4. Realistic schedule: Make a realistic schedule for yourself. By this, I mean, a routine that you can follow in the long run. There should be a balance in it. A realistic plan is one where you find some time for TV, some for sports or whatever you like to do.5. Taking a number of mock tests: It is not difficult to get some model papers prepared with a view to the ensuing exam. The students should take at least 4-5 mock tests before the actual exam and in conditions worse than the actual exam. For example- if the duration of the exam is 3 hours, you should try to take 15 minutes less so that you find three hours ample time when you are writing the exam.Apart from that, I strongly feel that parents can also play a big role in keeping their children stress free. First of all, have realistic expectations for your child. Today there are so many career options so one need not be good in studies only. Let your child find his/ her passion & then let him/her achieve it. Last but not the least, no exam is the end of the world. Study hard, enjoy your studies, have faith in God and you will do well.Good luck.-Authored article by Swati LahotiGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Board Exams 2018Follow stressFollow Exam StressFollow pressure Next Board Exams 2018: Tips to ease your exam stressHere are a few tips to ease your exam stress.advertisementlast_img read more

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Punjab Cabinet approved tabling of Punjab Sports University legislation in Assembly: Here are the updates

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 11:58 IST Punjab Cabinet approved tabling of Punjab Sports University legislation in Assembly: Here are the updatesThe Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday approved the tabling of the Punjab Sports University legislation in the monsoon session of the state Assembly beginning on August 2.Change in name of universityOverruling the Chief Minister’s objections, the Cabinet also decided to name the university as Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Sports and Science University, after Captain Amarinder Singh’s grandfather in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of sports.The Chief Minister had announced the decision to set up this university in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in his speech on June 19, 2017.Subsequently, a steering committee had been set up under the chairmanship of Olympian and Member International Olympic Committee Randhir Singh to finalise the modalities to establish this sports educational institute of international eminence.Punjab Sports University Ordinance 2019The Punjab Cabinet on June 6, 2019, approved the Punjab Sports University Ordinance 2019, paving the way for the establishment of the university.Subsequently, a notification in this regard was issued on July 22 and the session would commence from September 1 as decided by the steering committee in its meeting presided over by Amarinder Singh last month.Working of Punjab Sports UniversityThe university, a flagship project of the Chief Minister, is being set up to promote education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching.The university will also serve as a centre of excellence for the elite and other talented sportspersons of all sports and innovations to carry out, endorse and propagate research.READ: Plagiarism in research papers will be punished: AICTE Chairman reminds us about recent UGC rulesadvertisementREAD: UGC drafted strict regulations on plagiarism by teachers, studentsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byDivya Chopra Tags :Follow Punjab Sports UniversityFollow Punjab University Punjab Cabinet approved tabling of Punjab Sports University legislation in Assembly: Here are the updatesThe Chief Minister had announced the decision to set up this university in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in his speech on June 19, 2017.advertisementlast_img read more

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Airport death of immigrant set off health change for RCMP officer inquest

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — The family doctor of an RCMP officer who died by suicide says the Mountie had no thoughts of taking his own life in the 16 years he was his patient.Dr. Cameron Smith told an inquest into Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre’s death that he had prescribed antidepressants and anxiety medication related to traumatic experiences the officer had endured on the job.Smith says Lemaitre was also dealing with stress at home and expressed concerns about caring for his disabled wife, saying she had indicated thoughts of suicide.He described Lemaitre as a stoic man whose mental health issues began improving, only to worsen when he became the spokesman for the incident where a Polish immigrant died at Vancouver’s airport in 2007 when he was jolted an RCMP Taser.The inquest has heard that Lemaitre provided inaccurate information about the confrontation between Robert Dziekanski and four officers, based on statements provided by his superiors.Lemaitre’s widow, Sheila Lemaitre, told the inquest her husband became more and more anxious when the RCMP refused to correct the information and that she found him dead at their home in July 2013.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Its on you to hold companies accountable expert says after hotel data

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – You may want to keep a close tab on your credit card information, especially if you’ve travelled.Up to 500 million people who stayed at hotels belonging to Marriott International may have sensitive personal information compromised.The company says it’s discovered unauthorized access within its Starwood network has been taking place for years — since 2014.The theft includes passport and credit card numbers, and even birthdays.It could be the second largest data breach in recent history, and one cyber security expert says it’s just another example of how we’re caught in a cycle.“With more and more large-scale organizations, especially the scale of variant, this is becoming a daily norm and is serving as an example that as consumers, we need to start holding these organizations more accountable,” says Cyber.sc Chief Security Strategist Dominic Vogel.He says it’s time for people to develop a taste for only the finest in data security. So what does accountability look like? Vogel says for one, it’s time to move away from these types of organizations and not using them for the services they provide.“Right now, statistics show that very few consumers stopped going to or stopped using a certain company or organization after a breach,” he tells NEWS 1130. “I think consumers need to start voting with their mind, so to speak, and choosing alternatives and going to other competitors or other organizations that haven’t experienced such a data breach yet.”@Marriott at first I was almost forced to ‘combine’ my @spg account with @MarriottRewards. Then you raise your points threshold/categories for hotels and now you tell me that our account information may have been hacked. This is very disappointing. #MarriottHack @sheratonhotels— ManFromUncle (@ManFrom_Uncle) November 30, 2018That may be fine in the aftermath of a breach. However, when it comes to protecting your personal information before one happens, Vogel says there are a few things consumers can do.“Another opportunity for consumers is to start asking more questions when they’re giving out maybe their credit card information or their personal information,” he explains. “You should feel comfortable asking an organization or business to ask them for that information.”That can including asking why an organization needs the information, and what they’re doing to protect it.“It’s fair ground now to be asking such questions,” he adds.Marriott says the Starwood brands impacted may include the W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels.Starwood’s branded timeshare properties are also included.Related video: Marriott data breach may affect 500-million guests Marriott has set up a website and dedicated phone line to help customers who have been or believe they have been affected by this latest breach, which is still dwarfed by the breach that impacted an estimated 3 billion people reported by internet and email company Yahoo in 2016.Vogel says going forward, the focus shouldn’t be on stopping hackers from getting hold of personal information, but rather should be on the organizations and businesses “who are doing a less than stellar job when it comes to protecting the information.”“A lot of emphasis is on worrying about the hackers and what they’re stealing, but the truth of the matter is that most data breaches can be tied back to very poor or improper security configurations by these organizations. Ultimately it’s a failure of these organizations and not the success of hackers.”According to Marriott, it received an alert from an internal security tool about an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database back on Sept. 8, 2018.Following the flag, Marriott says it quickly engaged security experts to figure out what happened. An investigation determined there had been unauthorized access tot he network dating back four years.“Marriott recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it,” the company says. “On November 19, 2018, Marriott was able to decrypt the information and determined that it was from the Starwood guest reservation database.”The public was only made aware of this investigation and breach on Nov. 30, 2018.This is totally unacceptable Marriott! We provide you with our most confidential information and you did not protect it.— onesillyassgirl (@onesillyassgirl) November 30, 2018Meantime, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood says an investigation into the data breach has been launched.On Twitter, Underwood says New Yorkers have a right to know their personal information will be protected.We’ve opened an investigation into the Marriott data breach. New Yorkers deserve to know that their personal information will be protected.— NY AG Underwood (@NewYorkStateAG) November 30, 2018She’s also taking this opportunity to highlight the need for bringing that state’s data security laws “into the 21st century.” A proposed bill, Underwood explains, would put in place stronger protections for consumers, as well as expand reporting requirements when breaches like this occur.last_img read more

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JUSTIN BIEBER LAUNCHES NEW FASHION LINE

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Justin Bieber performing on stage at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. © CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP Advertisement Bieber is the latest in a long line of megastars to step into the fashion arena lately, following in the footsteps of fellow musicians J Balvin, who recently launched a collaboration with Guess, and Rita Ora, whose Giuseppe Zanotti footwear collection launched earlier this month.Ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez has major ongoing fashion design partnerships with Puma and Coach, while his new wife Hailey Baldwin has also dabbled in the business side of clothing, thanks to a role as the ‘Style Creator’ for sportswear giant Adidas Originals and JD, and fashion collaboration with the Australian label The Daily Edited that saw her put her name to a capsule collection.In terms of stars launching their own fashion labels, some of the biggest heavy hitters include Drake, who has seen major success with his OVO label, Khloe Kardashian, who co-founded the popular Good American denim brand, and Reese Witherspoon, whose Draper James lifestyle company has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2015.Superstar Rihanna is also rumoured to be in talks with the luxury conglomerate LVMH on the creation of her own brand. Justin Bieber is making his first solo foray into the fashion industry with the launch of his debut clothing line.The popstar has unveiled Drew House, a unisex series that references his middle name, Fashionista reports. The skater-inspired line comprises oversized t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, shorts and separates in cool neutrals, spanning a price range of US$48 through to $148.It also features a pair of “cheap ol’ regular drew house slippers,” which Bieber snapped himself wearing over the holiday period. Login/Register With: . Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Mounting crises leave UN relief efforts with almost 5 billion shortfall

16 September 2009The top United Nations relief official today appealed to donors to fill the $5 billion funding gap the world body and its partner agencies face to provide emergency aid to people enduring the most severe humanitarian crises around the world. Less than half of this year’s $9.5 billion appeal the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) made to cover relief efforts assisting the world’s most vulnerable people has been funded, stressed UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes. Deteriorating humanitarian situations in hotspots, such as Somalia, the occupied Palestinian territories, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Sudan have led to an upwards revision of Consolidated and Flash Appeals by $1.5 billion since the start of the year, Mr. Holmes told reporters in New York.He noted that in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for example, an extra 250,000 people have been driven from their homes this year by the conflict with the FDLR – a Rwandan rebel militia operating in the east of the country – as well as a campaign of terror inflicted on the population by another armed group in eastern DRC, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).“Donors actually have been responding remarkably generously and well to these rising needs,” said Mr. Holmes, who also acts as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and head of OCHA. “For example, the $4.6 billion we had collected in July in response to these needs was the highest ever figure in absolute terms that we collected, and in terms of a percentage of what we’re asking for – 49 per cent – it was also the highest ever,” he said.“Nevertheless, that figure still leaves… $4.8 billion worth of needs unmet, which is also the highest ever unmet demand we’ve had at this time of year,” stressed Mr. Holmes.Mr. Holmes also pointed to deteriorating non-conflict related crises, such as the intense droughts and floods affecting various parts of the world, including countries in the Horn of Africa facing several years of failed rains. Poor rains in Eastern African have produced crises in the areas of food, nutrition, water and disease among others, leaving some 24 million people in need of aid – up from 17 million last year – in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia and parts of Uganda.“That’s another powerful reason why we’ve been arguing that a climate change deal in Copenhagen is so essential,” he said referring to the UN conference in December that will be seeking a successor greenhouse gas reduction pact to the Kyoto Protocol. “Because we think those trends are bound to intensify, in fact they will intensify.” read more

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Third Norwegian player in Issy Paris – Pernille Wibe

One of the best French female teams – Issy Paris Hand prepares TOP quality team for the next season. New signing is connected with the name of Pernille Wibe (25). Norwegian line-player from Larvik HK, who playing in EHF CL semi-final this season, will be the third Norwegian player in Paris. She signed a one year contract with the French team.Wibe has 10 appearance for Norway A team. Two other Norwegian players in Issy Paris are Charlotte Mordal and Stine Oftedal.photo:http://www.issyparishand.com Issy ParisIssy Paris HandPernille Wibe ← Previous Story Martin Galia leaves Bundesliga after 9 years – Swiss St.Otmar is next destination! Next Story → EHF CL 1/4: THW Kiel – Veszprem, Atletico Madrid – Barcelona, Metalurg – Vive, Hamburg – Flensburg read more

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Clerys boss OConnell street is a very cold environment

first_imgTHE DIRECTOR OF Operations at iconic Dublin department store Clerys has said that the capital’s main thoroughfare is a cold and dangerous environment.Speaking to the Dail committee on jobs, Bob Parker said:“O’Connell Street is a very cold environment. I don’t see a café culture. I don’t see a reason for tourists to come to the area to stop and take in the history, the beautiful architecture and then decide with their own feet who’s going to get their tourist euro.”The department store has had a presence on Dublin’s main street since the mid-nineteenth century, interrupted only briefly after the original building that housed it was destroyed during the 1916 rising.Parker said that, despite several recent policing initiatives to tackle drug use and anti-social behaviour in the area, many people still feel unsafe around Clerys.“One out of three don’t find it safe in daylight hours, and two out of three at dusk or nighttime.”He referred to a recent incident in which two tourists were hospitalised after an assault under Clerys Clock last week. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandFianna Fail deputy Dara Calleary echoed his sentiments, saying: Value, not rates blamedParker was speaking to the Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation committee on measures to support business growth and job creation.Both Parker and Brown Thomas director Stephen Sealey argued for a reduction in commercial rates for smaller independent businesses, but said that they were happy to continue paying their own rates at their current levels.Sealey told the committee that he would like “better service for the rates I pay, but not a reduction”.He said that the luxury retailer spend €26,000 per year powerhosing the pavement outside the shop, in addition to the work the council does on the surface.He said he would be happier paying the rates if he felt he got a “clean, safe, attractive city centre” in return.Parker agreed, saying: “We’re not looking for a rate reduction, but for value for money.”PressureSinn Fein deputy Peadar Toibin said that under funding of local authorities had pushed county and town councils to raise money from business rates and car-parking charges, which had “killed the goose that lays the golden egg” by forcing shoppers out of town.Toibin suggested that tying rate levels to profitability could help particularly struggling retailers.Director of Retail Ireland Stephen Lynam said that Ireland had shipped the biggest retail losses during the recession out of all EU countries.He said that rates hikes meant retailers were “squeezed in terms of their own costs while their consumer base had less money”.A rates holiday, especially for a retailer who had taken over a vacant premises, would help inject more life into the main streets of Ireland’s town centres, Lynam said.Read: Ireland’s most shuttered main street is…Read: Are Ireland’s independent retailers a dying breed?> You’re right about O’Connell Street not being a nice place to go…there’s just something cold about it.last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_img Get our daily news round up: Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday Weather warnings, Sudan and Tiger Woods had everybody talking today. Banners carrying the sigils of House Bolton, House Stark, House Tyrell, House Greyjoy, House Martell, and House Arryn, on display at the launch of the Game of Thrones touring exhibition at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Short URL INTERNATIONAL Representative Ilhan Omar Source: SIPA USA/PA Images#COMEBACK: Tiger Woods has won the 2019 Masters at Augusta, completing one of the greatest comebacks in the history of golf. #SUDAN Its new military leaders want the rest of the world to back them.#BREXIT Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern have penned an op-ed calling for a second Brexit referendum.#USA Top Democrats defended Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump retweeted video that was edited to suggest she was being dismissive of the significance of the 9/11 attacks.#JULIAN ASSANGE His father said he could be deported to Australia.PARTING SHOTGame of Thrones is back tonight – but who will end up sitting on the Iron Throne? Here’s what our writers think… NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Banners carrying the sigils of House Bolton, House Stark, House Tyrell, House Greyjoy, House Martell, and House Arryn, on display at the launch of the Game of Thrones touring exhibition at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesA Status Orange rainfall warning is in place for Cork and Waterford – one of a number of weather warnings in place until tomorrow across the countryA renewed appeal was made after a woman died following being struck by a motorcycle on 8 AprilTwo women were arrested in the Mullingar area in a human trafficking investigationA member of the public was thanked for helping gardaí arrest a dangerous driver who had no licence or insuranceFigures released to TheJournal.ie showed that hundreds of people were suspended from housing lists for refusing multiple offersThe NTA defended the new MetroLink stop despite a €12 million spend on a nearby underground station site https://jrnl.ie/4591340 Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 7:59 PM 9,664 Views center_img Share1 Tweet Email By Aoife Barry Apr 14th 2019, 7:08 PM Image: PA Wire/PA Images 1 Comment Banners carrying the sigils of House Bolton, House Stark, House Tyrell, House Greyjoy, House Martell, and House Arryn, on display at the launch of the Game of Thrones touring exhibition at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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More jobs created in Greece but not fulltime ones

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek government may boast for the reduction of unemployment, but most of the new jobs created are for part-time and casual roles. This is evident in the data released this week by the Ministry of Labour. The data, collected through the ministry’s ‘Ergani’ system confirms that roughly 128,000 new jobs were created in 2017. The vast majority of these positions, i.e. 58.05 percent, were registered as part-time work, while 42 percent of the new hirings in November 2017 were for full-time work. Furthermore, the ministry data concludes that “elastic” forms of employment characterise one out of every two new job spots (i.e. 54.67 percent) created during the same period, while at the same time it confirms a trend among employers to change employees’ work contracts from full-time to part-time and rotational work. Specifically, 5,181 such contract changes were recorded last month, a figure deemed as extremely high.last_img read more

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Des panneaux solaires flotteront bientôt dans le sudest de la France

first_imgDes panneaux solaires flotteront bientôt dans le sud-est de la FranceEn partenariat avec EDF, une société israélienne lancera en septembre prochain l’expérimentation de panneaux solaires flottant à la surface de l’eau. Un site a été choisi à Cadarache, commune du sud-est de la France.Cet étonnant concept a été développé par une start-up israélienne créée il y a deux ans : Solaris Synergy. Comme l’explique le site de l’Expansion, les panneaux solaires flottants sont composés de modules photovoltaïques articulés. Afin de ne pas nuire aux paysages, cette innovation est destinée aux plans d’eau industriels et agricoles, et ne devra pas être installée dans des sites touristiques ou en pleine mer. En outre, les plateformes sont conçues de façon à ce que l’oxygène puisse passer pour assurer la survie des écosystèmes marins. À lire aussiDes scientifiques créent un liquide capable de stocker l’énergie solaire pendant 18 ansLe premier prototype du projet sera testé dès le mois de septembre, en collaboration avec EDF. Il sera installé sur un plan d’eau situé à proximité d’une installation hydroélectrique, à Cadarache, dans le sud-est de la France. Le système sera expérimenté pendant neuf mois, pour une mise sur le marché prévue dès l’été 2012.L’intérêt écologique de cette technologie est double, puisqu’en plus de produire une énergie d’origine renouvelable, les panneaux flottants ne nécessiteront pas la destruction de forêts ou de terres agricoles, un problème majeur dans l’installation des centrales solaires classiques qui occupent de vastes surfaces au sol.Le 3 avril 2011 à 19:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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