For unlawfully setting off Diwali fireworks Singapore PIO jailed

first_imgSingapore: An Indian-origin man in Singapore has been jailed for three weeks and fined 5,000 dollars for setting off fireworks close to a housing complex during Diwali celebrations in the country last year. Jeevan Arjoon, 29, bought the firecrackers from Little India shopping precinct and unlawfully lit them at 3.30 AM as Diwali night stunt on November 6, 2018, The New Paper reported on Friday. The fireworks, shot up to seven-storey, were laud enough to be heard from the neighbouring public housing estate of Yishun. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe display lasted for five minutes. No one was hurt and there was no damage to any property, according to the report. District Judge Marvin Bay said the court has to take a strict view of Jeevan’s use and possession of fireworks, and sentenced him to three weeks’ jail and 5,000 Singapore dollars (USD 3,685) on Thursday. He said the detonation of fireworks can cause serious injuries and pose a risk of fire, noting that they were set off close to public housing. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe judge said that setting off fireworks at 3 AM could also cause considerable alarm to the public, particularly in this time of heightened concerns over possible acts of terrorism. Jeevan, who was unrepresented, said in his mitigation that he was the sole breadwinner of his family and was taking care of his mother-in-law who was diabetic and blind. The man, who had a record of giving false information to a public servant in 2017, was also convicted of giving false information to a police officer during investigation into the firework incident. He had tried to put the blame on someone else.last_img read more

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Exxon Mobils 4Q profit rises 6 per cent to 995 billion helped

DALLAS – Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that fourth-quarter earnings rose 6 per cent to $9.95 billion with help from higher refining profit margins.The company still makes most of its money by producing oil and gas, but that end of the business was less profitable than a year ago because of lower prices and production. Exxon made up the difference in the refining business.The nation’s biggest oil company said Friday that net income equaled $2.20 per share, compared with $9.4 billion, or $1.97 per share, a year earlier.Revenue fell 5 per cent to $115.17 billion, a drop of $6.44 billion.Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected profit of $1.99 per share on revenue of $115.22 billion.Profit from exploration and production of oil and gas fell 12 per cent but still totalled $7.76 billion, more than three-fourths of Exxon Mobil’s income for the quarter. Production fell 5 per cent, oil prices dipped, and the company took in less money from asset sales.Exxon Mobil produces most of its oil outside the United States. Profit from overseas production tumbled by nearly one-fifth, but Exxon partly offset that by boosting its profit from U.S. production by more than one-third.Outside of exploration and production, most of Exxon’s other profit comes from refining and selling petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. That business did very well in the fourth quarter, earning $1.8 billion, an increase of more than $1.3 billion from a year earlier, mainly due to higher refining margins.Other oil refiners have also reported better margins this earnings season as they switched from foreign crude to cheaper U.S. oil.Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil said it spent $5 billion during the quarter buying back its own shares.In trading before Friday’s opening bell, the shares were up 54 cents to $90.51. They gained 4 per cent in January. by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Feb 1, 2013 9:09 am MDT Exxon Mobil’s 4Q profit rises 6 per cent to $9.95 billion, helped by higher refining margins AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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NBA calls Raptors about Drakes antics on Scotiabank Arena sidelines

Eh? Just because #Goldenstatewarriors cannot find a huge celebrity as passionate #Drake is with the #Raptors ??? C’mon #NBAFinals !!!— Moi (@Peachy31128375) May 30, 2019 When the NBA fears a Canadian team may win it all #hatersgonnahate— Joanna M (@jojomasc88) May 30, 2019 Related stories:How I became a 48-hour accidental viral sensation thanks to Drake‘All we are is proud and passionate,’ Drake says after Raptors’ winMayor Tory thanks Drake for support of the Raptors The NBA wants to tone down Drake’s on-court antics.The Canadian Press has learned the league made a call to the Raptors to discuss the Toronto rapper’s behaviour on the sidelines.Drake has made headlines throughout the playoffs for his behaviour courtside at Scotiabank Arena, where he has seats close to the Raptors bench.While most of his antics are limited to standing up and shouting at opposing players — which are allowed by the NBA’s fan conduct policy, so long as extreme language is not used — he has also drawn the ire of at least one opposing coach for walking onto the court during timeouts and rubbing Toronto head coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders — which are in violation of said policy.It’s not the first time the Raptors have been asked to rein in their global ambassador. The NBA made a similar request during last season’s conference semifinals when Drake got into a heated confrontation with then Cleveland Cavaliers Kendrick Perkins. The two fired profanity-laden volleys at each other and security had to step in and de-escalate the situation.Drake’s behaviour was called out by Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer after Game 4 of Toronto’s Eastern Conference final win over the Bucks. Budenholzer suggested that the league should look into the rapper’s antics.But Drake has been getting lots of support from Torontonians, who say he should be left alone. Below is some of your reaction to this story.Ummmm, nope— Kawhi Anunoby (@CaptMaverick85) May 30, 2019 BROWSE drake | toronto raptors read more

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Urban Meyers message to Torrance Gibson Come compete for the spot

Coach Urban Meyer talks to members of the media Feb. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorEntering spring practice before the 2011 season, the Ohio State football team had five quarterbacks — and one huge cloud over the program.Just three quarterbacks from that group ended up graduating from OSU after Terrelle Pryor left for the NFL and Taylor Graham transferred to Hawaii.Four years later, the Buckeyes have six quarterbacks on their roster and most believe they will all stick around and battle for a starting spot.OSU coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeye coaching staff lured in recruits Joe Burrow and Torrance Gibson despite a stable of signal callers that includes multiple award winners. Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year senior Braxton Miller, 2014 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett and national champion starter redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones are all set to return to a roster that won OSU its first national title since 2002.Meyer said Wednesday that his pitch to Gibson specifically was simple.“The thing I asked Torrance is, ‘Don’t penalize us because our guys play real well,’” Meyer said. “Everybody has three or four quarterbacks. If you don’t, you’re struggling. Our three or four happen to play really well. Don’t hold that against us. Come compete for the spot.”Meyer added that getting Gibson to come to Columbus was not an open and shut case despite Gibson having verbally committed to the Buckeyes in September.“There are those that tear up and say, ‘My grandfather knew Woody Hayes, and I want to play for Ohio State, where do I sign?’ The others, if you put a stopwatch on the time you’ve spent with them, it’s out of control,” Meyer said. “The amount of time on Torrance was ridiculous, but he seemed always to be a natural fit offensively. And he liked the way Ohio State did their stuff.”Meyer made a point to thank now-former OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman — who took over the head coaching job at the University of Houston after the national title game — for his effort in bringing in the highly recruited players.Also giving credit to Herman was his replacement, Tim Beck, who said while he hasn’t had a chance to work with the quarterbacks yet, he cannot wait to get started.“It’s an interesting group. The little bit I’ve been around them, great young men, hard working. There’s a tremendous bond among all three of them (Miller, Barrett and Jones), which is a great tribute to Tom, what he was able to put together,” Beck said. “They compete hard, because they want to win and they want to play. But they also help each other.”While players like Miller, Barrett and Jones have set the bar high for the quarterback play at OSU, Beck said he believes both Burrow and Gibson have similar capabilities.“Joe, Torrance, they’re no different,” Beck said. “They’re going to have to come in and learn and improve and maybe do a couple of things different than what they’ve normally done.”In their senior seasons, Burrow threw for 4,445 passing yards and 63 aerial scores while adding 642 rush yards, and Gibson threw for 1,959 yards and 21 pass touchdowns, in addition to 1,012 rushing yards and 13 rushing scores.Combined, the prospects threw just five interceptions in their high school senior seasons.While the coaches might or might not have an idea who will be under center when the Buckeyes open the 2015 season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7, Beck said there is one particular quality that could determine a starter.“Winning. They’ve got to win. If they’re making the players around them better, they’re doing the right things, getting the ball to the right guys at the right time, getting us the right pressure, we’re probably going to be winning,” Beck said. “So that’s how you’re able to evaluate the production of a quarterback. It’s the offense, it’s not always him or his statistics.”Whoever the quarterback is for the Buckeyes this fall, there will be experience and talent around them.OSU is set to return sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott to the backfield and added four-star running back Mike Weber to its recruiting class on Wednesday.Meyer said no matter what the position, he likes to create a competitive atmosphere on more than just the football field.“We try to create competition in everything, from the classroom to the offseason workout to the summer workouts and obviously during spring and summer,” he said.The winner of the quarterback competition and the Buckeyes are set to open the 2015 season against Virginia Tech. read more

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Womens basketball No 12 Ohio State shooting for conference championship at Rutgers

Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell attacks the lane against Maryland on Feb. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Magee Sprague | Lantern reporterNo. 12 Ohio State (24-5, 14-1) has one obstacle in its way before the Buckeyes can officially call themselves Big Ten regular-season champions. That obstacle is Rutgers (6-22, 3-11).Rutgers is on a nine-game losing streak, having not won a game in over a month, and currently sits 13th in the conference standings. With a Buckeye win on Sunday OSU will claim the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament and win the regular-season conference crown for the first time since the 2009-2010 season.However, senior forward Shayla Cooper said that the Buckeyes refuse to be complacent looking forward to Rutgers. “Coach (Kevin McGuff) is getting after it. In his speech after the game he was excited, but then he said ‘You got to stay focused for what’s next, we’re not done yet,’” she said.OSU beat the Terrapins 98-87 on Monday, ending Maryland’s 14-game winning streak and handing the Terps their second loss of the season. The Buckeyes shot over 60 percent from the field and over 55 percent from 3-point range in the contest. In OSU’s last eight games they have scored at least 87 points. Junior forward Sierra Calhoun reaffirmed McGuff’s focus after the Maryland win.“Coach McGuff said after the game ‘You know that was a great win, but we still got another one to take care of Sunday,’” she said. Although Rutgers record does not make the case for being a formidable opponent, McGuff said the Scarlet Knights won’t be overlooked.“They’re a tough, rugged, physical team,” he said. “They throw a variety of defenses at you and they play well at home. They have a lot of pride, and they know what we’re playing for and I think they’re going to do whatever they can to stop that.”McGuff added that the “process” has been a main focus for the Buckeyes throughout the season, even more so now given the implications of Sunday’s game.“Stay focused at what we do at practice and how we prepare for games,” he said. “Just keep consistent routine and make it about the process. That’s what we’ve done all year, and that’s what has allowed us to improve as a team. That will allow us to be successful on Sunday if we have a great process between now and then.”After Monday’s emotional victory over No. 2 Maryland, the Buckeyes have had to refocus with Rutgers being the only thing in the way of obtaining the top seed in the Big Ten tournament. Cooper said a day-by-day approach has kept her and the team focused on the road ahead and not dwelling on past successes.“This year we’re just looking forward to the next game,” she said. “Maryland was a big win — I celebrated for the night — but when I woke up I’m like, ‘Alright, what’s next?’”OSU and Rutgers tip at 3 p.m. in Piscataway, New Jersey. read more

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Toledo dismissed Astrauskas – New coach is Jorge Liebana

The Toledo Handball has dismissed today the Lithuanian Miglius Astrauskas as head coach of current Asobal League bottom club and, likewise, the board chaired by Jesus Gregorio Cabañas has presented this afternoon his successor, Jorge Liébana.Toledo didn’t won any points in seven games of ASOBAL and they are on the bottom behind Arrate and Puerto Sagunto (both withz three points). Last defeat against Antequera 27:34 was a sign that something has to change. New coach, Liebana worked with junior of Alcobendas and lead them to the runners-up national position last season. ASOBALToledo handball ← Previous Story Who will host Women’s EURO 2014? Next Story → Mirza Dzomba: “Polish league is 50% better than Croatian” read more

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Kieran Donaghy wins eir Sports Book of the Year

first_img KIERAN DONAGHY’S ACCOUNT of his life on and off the field has been named the eir Sports Book of the Year at a ceremony this afternoon. Kieran Donaghy’s ‘What Do You Think of That’, was announced as the eir Sport Sports Book of The Year. As the winner, Kieran will receive a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned trophy and €10,000 worth of TV advertising on the eir Sport channels. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO‘What Do You Think Of That’ lifts the lid on the Kerry man’s 10 year inter-county career, from All-Ireland glory to the injuries that have impacted its latter years.The book also includes, for the first time, details of his often difficult relationship with his father and his struggles with dyslexia.The decision to award Donaghy the prize was taken by a group of national sports journalists from a shortlist of five which also included Rob Heffernan, Paul O’Connell, Cathal McCarron and Evan Marshall.Speaking after the announcement, Donaghy said:I’m delighted to win this award because it means that I’ve been recognised by some of the best sports journalists in Ireland.“The quality of Irish sport writing is so high and to come out on top this year makes me extremely proud. This is something I’ve worked very hard for so to win this award is a really special feeling.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: Monday 5 Dec 2016, 2:07 PM By Steve O’Rourke Share34 Tweet Email1 Short URL 13,788 Views 21 Comments Dec 5th 2016, 2:07 PM Kieran Donaghy wins eir Sports Book of the Year What Do You Think Of That took the prize today. Massive coup for Cork City as they tie down the LOI’s top goalscorer Maguire‘Diarmuid Connolly was struck about 6 times before the ball was even thrown in’ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Southgate believes England needs to put a marker as top sides

first_imgEngland boss Gareth Southgate has dismissed speculative report theories that suggest England could benefit from finishing below Belgium in order to map out a better route in Russia.He said: “We have not won a knockout game at the World Cup since 2006, so why we would start plotting which would be a better venue for our semi-final would be beyond me,” according to BBC.Southgate also hopes his side will put a marker down against the top sides, starting with Belgium who are ranked third in the FIFA rankings as England, who are 12th, have not beaten a team ranked higher than them at a World Cup since third-ranked Argentina were beaten in Sapporo in the 2002 World Cup.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are really pleased with the way we are playing but we are still a team that has a lot of improvement.“We are going to face tough challenges in our next few games. We can’t consider ourselves a top team until we start beating those top teams. We have had good performances – drawing against Brazil and Germany in friendlies and our last defeat was away to France last June.“We are really pleased we had these matches. We need to test ourselves against the best but we are a team that has a lot of hunger to keep improving and we are playing with a lot of confidence, which is very important.”last_img read more

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Crooks steal motor bike from Tavernier garage

first_imgTAVERNIER, Fla. (WSVN) — Surveillance cameras captured two crooks stealing a motor bike from a garage in Tavernier, early Friday morning.According to the owner, one of the hooded men walked into the open garage and wheeled out the orange and black three-wheel 2015 Polaris Slingshot, at around 2 a.m.His accomplice, who also wore a hoodie, helped take the bike away from the house, located on Spoonbill Road.If you have any information on this crime, call Monroe County Crime Stoppers at 800-346-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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North Carolina waitress gets 10000 tip from customer

first_imgGREENVILLE, N.C. – A customer only ordered water while at a North Carolina restaurant — but he left a whopping $10,000 tip for his waitress!Alaina Custer says she was in shock when she discovered a large stack of bills left on the table at Sup Dogs restaurant in Greenville.The substantial tip was left with a note that said, “Thanks for the delicious water.” Two men at a nearby table recorded her reaction on video, because it turns out the customer who left the money is a famous YouTube personality known as “Mr. Beast.”“Good people are still doing good things these days so I thought it was really, really cool,” said restaurant owner Bret Oliverio. “I’ve seen some really big tips but not $10,000 so this was totally out of the blue, once in a lifetime. This will never happen again in my lifetime.”While Custer did keep a good chunk of the cash, the rest of the money was split among the restaurant’s staff.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Five Paper Trends To Watch For 2010

first_imgWhere Paper is concerned, it’s been an “interesting” 18 months in the magazine publishing industry. Just a little over a year ago, paper prices were just beginning to come off the “thank you sir, may I have another” increases that characterized most of 2007. In fact, if you recall, we were satisfied to just have paper for the next issue, never mind the price. My how things have changed in such a short time. The only good news that publishers have seen in 2009 is that paper prices have been driven down by over 20 percent  from year-ago levels, possibly helping to keep a few publications afloat in this poor economy.1) Mills Will Try to Raise Prices While Continuing to Limit ProductionBut what are prices doing now? Have they stabilized, or is there a possibility of another 2007 just around the corner? It appears that the free fall of paper prices has hit bottom, and for the first time in over a year there have been price increase announcements by paper manufacturers. Manufacturers are basing (blaming) the increases on increased costs for raw material (pulp) and energy. The increased input costs are legitimate, but as in most other businesses operating in a free market economy, prices are usually determined by supply and demand. Regarding demand, there has been an ever so slight uptick in orders, but to say there is even moderate demand now for printing and publishing papers would be erroneous.On the supply side, paper manufacturers have been curtailing supply by temporarily shutting paper machines down to limit their production. This has been done across the breadth of paper grades and manufacturers. Additionally, some manufacturers have permanently shut down entire mills, with a great loss of jobs, all in an effort to remain profitable and frankly for some, remain in business. Sappi Papers, for instance, has announced the permanent closure of its Muskegon, MI facility. Sappi produces high quality stock for magazine covers and catalogs. Kruger Paper has announced they will no longer make coated groundwood paper, effective in October, at its Trois Rivieres facility in Quebec. Unfortunately for paper manufacturers, all the efforts to stem the tide of paper have not been enough to keep up with the decline of demand. Considering the still weak but somewhat increased demand for paper and the current overabundance of supply, it remains to be seen if the announced price increases will be able to be sustained, or if they will fall apart like other increases in the past that were not backed by a strong increase in demand. 2) Tax Credits for Paper Industry To End December 31, 2009A significant factor in helping paper manufacturers stay afloat in these rough times has ironically been the federal government.  By discovering an odd “loophole” in a government-backed environmental initiative, paper manufacturers have been able to reap enormous amounts of cash through the “Alternative Fuel Tax Credit” program. Manufactures such as International Paper have benefitted by over $1 billion. The paper industry has long used a by-product of the paper-making process called “black liquor” to help power their mills. Someone figured out that if the mills began blending small amounts of diesel fuel with the black liquor, they could qualify for the tax credits. A few in Congress have been outraged by this, because the use of black liquor has been a long and pre-existing practice by the paper industry. It is now anticipated to end December 31, 2009. Since many mills claim to be operating at or below “cash cost,” it will be interesting to see what happens.  It will either result in more mills ceasing operations or prices rising.3) Demand Will Rise However bad the economy is now, demand, as always, will return. Magazine ad pages will come back; page counts and circulation will grow. For instance, as reported by FOLIO:, Hachette has recently announced major redesigns of some of its brands which include larger trim sizes and higher quality paper. And yes, even new titles will be launched, such as Rodale’s announcement of the new magazine, Children’s’ Health. When demand for publishing paper does return in earnest it bears watching what will happen to prices. Although some industry experts expect that demand for paper will not return as ferociously as it has in the past, they may not be taking into account how many capacity reductions there have been on the manufacturing side.  As demand returns, prices will rise again quickly, and we could even see publishing-type paper in short supply as we did in 2007. Supply and demand conditions in the paper industry are seldom in balance. Conditions could be better characterized as either feast of famine for the mills. And when the mills are feasting, famine conditions for publishers are not far behind.4) Paper Industry Is Now Sales Driven; New Products Are in the PipelineThe paper industry has long been seen as “manufacturing” driven, instead of sales driven. The policy of “we’ll make what we like to manufacture best and let them buy it” has changed somewhat with the dire economic conditions facing the industry. Mills are increasingly listening to what their customers want and coming up with better products that bring value for the publisher.One such product is SCA and SCA+. These grades are “Super-Calendared,” (SC) which means that they are “buffed” with an enormous cotton roll that makes it appear they have a coating like #5 coated groundwood paper. The “A” or “A+” indicates level of quality.  Although these grades are not new, their acceptance as an alternative to coated paper is growing. According to Rick Bortolotti, general manager for Times Printing Company in Random Lake, Wisconsin, “We’re seeing an increasing number of magazine publishers opt for SCA or SCA+.  For the most part, we’ve had excellent results printing on these grades.” It is important however to inquire with your printer about SCA grades, because not all have achieved the proficiency yet to achieve optimum results. Not only is the use of SCA increasing, but the number of mills adding an SCA and or SCA+ grade to their product mix is growing.  NewPage Corporation has had such as product as well as the excellent “Radiance” sheet manufactured by Irving Paper. Now Verso has recently joined the group with its own SCA+ in their “Clarity” line of papers.Other innovative papers continue to be offered by paper manufacturers including “alternative offset” paper that competes with the more expensive free sheet offerings from mills. These “alternative” products have groundwood content that makes them cheaper to produce and buy. To combat some of the low cost movements, some manufacturers are improving their products, such as Domtar’s announced enhancements to their “Husky” grade line in which brightness has improved to 94, opacity has been increased and the surface has been improved through better paper formation.5) Environmentally-Friendly Options Will Continue To GrowFor those looking for an environmental option in paper, the timing couldn’t be better. Paper manufacturers across the board are adding recycled content to their grade lines in addition to third-party certifications. The third party certifications, such as FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainable Forest Initiative) make certain that raw materials (trees and pulp) come from sustainable, well-managed forests. These certifications are more the “hot button” currently than even recycled content, although one can purchase an FSC or SFI grade that also contains recycled content. And the percentage of recycled content offered by manufacturers is increasing.  In many cases, mills offer the option of 10, 20 or even 30 percent post-consumer recycled content in some of their paper types. For third party certification, expect to pay $1.00/cwt more. For recycled content, expect about one dollar for every 10 percent of recycled content.For publishers, the options in paper are plentiful now as mills compete for your business. And the prices are right for most of these grades. But be mindful that as the economy begins to emerge from recession, prices will be on the rise, and paper could even become harder to come by. Dan Walsh is vice president of publication papers for Chicago-based Bradner Smith & Company.last_img read more

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Stacey Abrams Wins Historic Nomination for Georgia Governor

first_imgBy Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFROHistory was made May 22 when Stacey Abrams won the Democratic primary election in the state of Georgia. She is the first Black woman to win a major party nomination for governor in the U.S. If she wins in November, she will be the first Black female governor.“Everyone who believed that a little Black girl who sometimes had to go without lights or running water – who grew up to become the first woman to lead in the Georgia General Assembly – could become the first woman gubernatorial nominee from either party in Georgia’s history,” Abrams said in a statement after her Tuesday night win.Stacy Abrams of Georgia is the first Black woman to win a major party nomination for governor in the United States. If elected she will be the first Black female governor in U.S. history. (Courtesy photo)Abrams was the first woman to lead a party in the Georgia General Assembly in 2010 and the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives, according to Abrams’ campaign biography. She also founded the New Georgia Project, which, submitted more than 200,000 registrations for voters of color between 2014 and 2016, her biography said.Now, she’s on her way to the midterm elections on Nov. 6. “As an African-American woman, I will be doing something no one else has done,” Abrams told CNN before Tuesday’s election.It remains unclear who Abrams will face in November. The Republican candidate will be decided by an election on July 24.While her track record shows has a lot of barrier breaking “firsts”, her November win will not be easy. Democrats have had little success in achieving statewide support from Georgia’s conservative-leaning Whites. African American Democrats have held powerful state offices, but every governor position in Georgia has been held by a White male.Abrams is unlikely to try to gain support from rural Whites who have abandoned the Democratic Party, the New York Times reported. Instead, she is aiming to harness political support from young, non-White Georgians, the Times said.“Tonight, communities that are so often overlooked – whose values are never voiced – stood with us to say: Ours is the Georgia of tomorrow,” Abrams said after her win.  “A state where diversity is a strength. A state where progress is more than possible. A state where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to thrive. A state where equal opportunity is our truth, not their buzzwords.”Advisers to the Senate’s two Black senators, Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey, are prioritizing Abram’s campaign for the fall, the Times said.In the past, voters have elected only two Black governors: Douglas Wilder in Virginia in 1989 and Deval Patrick in Massachusetts in 2006 and again in 2010.As a Black woman, Abrams race and gender may face difficulty in an arena dominated by White men. But Abrams said she believes in the state of Georgia.“Tonight’s victory was only the beginning. The road to November will be long and tough, but the next step is one we take together.”last_img read more

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Severe disruption on railways after signalling station evacuated

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRailway passengers in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire face disruption this evening due signalling stations being evacuated due to fire alarms. Trains between Stafford and Crewe are being delayed by up to 60 minutes. A Network Rail spokesman said: “A fire alarm sounding in the signalling centre between Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford is causing major disruption to journeys between these stations, as trains cannot safely travel on the railway without signal personnel being able to use the signalling system to inform drivers of when it is safe to proceed. As a result, train services may be cancelled, delayed up to 90 minutes or revised until the signalling centre is fully operational.” A Virgin Trains spokesman added: “We are sorry for the delay this will cause to your journey.” Meanwhile the railway lines are blocked between Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton due to the evacuation. Read MoreM6 to shut for 24 hours due to bridge being demolished this weekend A Cross Country trains spokesman said: “Due to the signalling centre being evacuated lines are currently blocked between Stoke and Wolverhampton. Delays are expected and ongoing. “Services between Manchester and Birmingham are subject to diversion via Nuneaton not calling at Wolverhampton and Stafford.” A British Transport Police spokesman added: “There is disruption on train services through Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent tonight – expected to last until trains stop. Please bear it in mind if you are heading home on last trains.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

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by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 29 2018 114

first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 29, 2018 11:42 am PDT Last Updated Jan 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sobey Art Award doubles top prize to $100,000 HALIFAX – The Sobey Art Award’s top prize has doubled in value, from $50,000 to $100,000 annually.Conceived in 2001, the award is billed as Canada’s pre-eminent prize for contemporary Canadian artists aged 40 and under.Organizers say the prizes for the four shortlisted artists will also increase, from $10,000 to $25,000.And the 20 longlisted artists’ prizes will double to $2,000.Other changes include adding three fully-funded international residencies for artists drawn from the long list.last_img read more

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Cyprus issue Turkish provocations to dominate FMs meetings in Rome

first_imgForeign Minister Nicos Christodoulides will reiterate the Greek Cypriot side’s readiness for resuming the Cyprus talks in a meeting he is expected to have with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Rome on Thursday.According to government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou on Wednesday, the minister will travel to the Italian capital to attend a donor conference for the UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA and another conference that will be held on the same day in support of Lebanon.Christodoulides is expected to have a brief, 15-minute meeting with Guterres on Thursday.Prodromou said Christodoulides will raise the issue of Turkey’s “aggressive, provocative behaviour” and brief him on the latest developments.“The foreign minister will reiterate at the same time that our side is ready for negotiations within the parameters of the UN,” Prodromou said.He added that this clarification is necessary, “because a lot is being said, not from our side”.He added that Christodoulides will stress to Guterres that the Greek Cypriot side is ready to negotiate a solution within the parameters set by the UNSG.“It will be made clear that no other solutions are considered, on account of what is being heard on the other side,” he said.“Our side considers that we cannot allow the Turkish side to take the initiative by keeping the process of negotiations pending, maintaining the stagnation and, in the meantime, by submitting, by various methods, elements which are completely outside the logic of a solution as envisaged by the United Nations,” Prodromou said.He added that the Greek Cypriot side will reiterate to the UNSG that it is ready to engage in a new dialogue provided that Turkey’s illegal actions in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone cease.Prodromou said that pressure is needed on the Turkish side. “Turkey has created a setting that far from favours negotiations and the Turkish Cypriot side has not even responded to the proposal made for a preliminary meeting between the leaders of the two sides,” he said.“It is obvious that instead of discussing how dialogue will resume, we constantly hear suggestions that show other goals.”He referred to demands of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots on “timetables, proposals to seek agreement outside the United Nations, we have heard them suggest that there is a debate about gas – a matter that is outside of negotiations.”Prodromou said that Christodoulides’ meeting with Guterres was important. “This is a negotiation made within the UN, by the UN, with their Good Offices. It is the only way for the final conciliation and the achievement of a real agreement for a solution of the Cyprus problem,” Prodromou said.On the sidelines of the two UN conferences, Christodoulides will reportedly meet with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano to discuss bilateral issues and especially Cyprus-Italian cooperation in the field of energy.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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