Unilever agrees to buy GSK business in India

first_imgLONDON — Unilever has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s health food drinks business in India and Bangladesh, including popular Horlicks brand products, for 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion).The purchase expands the company’s footprint in rapidly growing emerging markets.Unilever says the deal includes the merger of its local unit with GSK Consumer Healthcare India and the purchase of GSK Bangladesh Ltd. The takeover is expected to be completed within 12 months.Nitin Paranjpe, president of Unilever’s food and refreshment unit, says the transaction will give the company brands with “leading market positions … in one of the world’s most exciting and fast-growing markets.”GSK CEO Emma Walmsley says proceeds will be used to support the group’s strategic priorities, “including investing in our pharmaceutical business.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

Uber reveals finances as it gears up for IPO

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market.Documents released Thursday offered the most detailed view of the world’s largest ride-hailing service since its inception a decade ago. The unveiling comes four months after Uber took its first step toward its initial public offering with a confidential filing.The breakdown shows Uber has been generating the robust revenue growth that entices investors, but also racked up nearly $8 billion in losses since its inception.Uber’s revenue totalled $11.3 billion in 2018, a 42 per cent increase from $7.9 billion in 2017.Cathy Bussewitz And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press

Sahrawi Movement Urges UN to Stop Polisarios Arbitrary Detentions

Rabat – The Sahrawi Khat Shahid “the Line of the Martyr” movement addressed a letter to the United Nations, urging it to intervene to end Polisario’s violations and arbitrary detention of Sahrawi activists.The letter, published by several local media outlets, condemns the arrest of Mahmoud Zidan, Fadel Braika, and Moulay Aba Zid, whom the Polisario Front arrested during their participation in a protest in June.Quoted by several local news outlets, the letter called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to save the detained Sahrawis. The letter added that the Polisario Front carried out the crackdown  without informing the detainees of why they were being arrested.The movement recalled that the activists have been carrying out a hunger strike i protest of their arbitrary detention.The letter also quoted Aba Bouzid, who in a leaked recording, asserted that the activists would continue their hunger strike until death if they were not released.The letter continues to emphasize that the detained activists did not give any cause for arrest, “except that they have expressed their views against corruption and the lack of democracy of the Polisario leadership.”“They were kidnapped, torture and thrown into small cells in a land where temperatures exceed 54 degrees.”The letter also warned that Algeria is to blame for the arrest and detention of the activists.Earlier this week, pro-Polisario news outlet Futuro Sahara said that Zidan and Aba Zid were hospitalized on Monday, August 5, as their health deteriorated due to their hunger strike.Despite the hospitalizations, the Polisario Front has remained silent on the case of the jailed activists, as well as on the disappearance of a leading Polisario member, Ahmed El Khalil. Despite the persistence of El Khalil’s family, the Polisario Front has not yet explained El Khalil’s whereabouts.The Polisario member has been missing for nearly 10 years. Algerian intelligence services and Polisario arrested him in 2009 after he was appointed to monitor human rights in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, where Polisario is headquartered. read more

UN nuclear watchdog again urges timeout by both sides on Irans nuclear

6 March 2007The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency has again called for a “timeout” on the Iranian nuclear issue to allow for talks, with Iran suspending uranium enrichment and the international community suspending sanctions over a programme that Tehran says is for producing energy but which critics maintain is for making nuclear weapons. “That’s the only way in my view to achieve a durable solution to the issue,” UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei told a news conference in Vienna after delivering a report yesterday to his agency’s Board of Governors that noted that Iran had continued enrichment despite a Security Council call that it suspend such activities and the imposition of sanctions. The Council’s five permanent members – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States – together with Germany are now considering what further action to take. Mr. Mr. ElBaradei first issued a call for a timeout in January, with the parties going “immediately to the negotiating table.” In his report, Mr. ElBaradei said that because of the lack of “the necessary level of transparency and cooperation” from Iran, his agency could not provide assurances that the Iranian nuclear programme is solely for peaceful purposes, stressing that the issue was in a class of its own because of Tehran’s two decades of undeclared activities in breach of its obligations under Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). At the news conference he repeated his calls for Iran to cooperate fully with IAEA. “This would help a lot in diffusing the emerging crisis about Iran’s programme,” he said. “It would enable a comprehensive solution that on the one hand guarantees Iran’s right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes but at the same time provides the international community with the confidence that is needed after many years of undeclared nuclear activities in Iran about its programme and future direction.” Meanwhile in New York, the President of the Security Council said officials from the five permanent members – China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States – were discussing a draft resolution on Iran.The talk among them is “about how to continue with the negotiated process, while at the same time being ready to increase the pressure should that be necessary,” said Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, which holds the 15-member body’s rotating presidency.“Right now we understand they are discussing the elements of what would be in the draft if it comes before us,” he said, naming four elements under consideration: a travel ban; greater movement restrictions on either entities or persons; arms exports; and financial arrangements.On his forthcoming visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Mr. ElBaradei said the focus was twofold. “One, to see how we can normalize relationship between the IAEA and DPRK. The second is to begin to start the modalities for the Agency going back to start the verification process foreseen under the Beijing agreement,” he added. At the Beijing six-party talks with key partners on the issue, the DPRK last month agreed to shut down and eventually abandon its Yongbyon nuclear facility. The accord envisions the return of IAEA personnel, who were ordered out four years ago when the country withdrew from the NPT. read more

Amaya annual meeting silent on insider investigation of gaming company

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2015 3:29 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 4:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Although Amaya is at the centre of an insider trading investigation of a US$4.9 billion acquisition, you wouldn’t know it at the online gaming company’s annual meeting Monday.The subject was not broached by management and no shareholder raised a question about it to its chairman and CEO David Baazov, who is among those being investigated by Quebec’s securities regulator.Baazov later told reporters that the investigation makes great headlines but hasn’t spooked investors or distracted Amaya officials.“It’s not something to be taken lightly but it’s not Hollywood either,” he said. “Anybody who is sophisticated or rational can actually come to a pretty rational conclusion of the events that took place.”Baazov said he hopes the Autorite des marches financiers (AMF) will quickly come to the same conclusion as an internal review supervised by board members with the help of external legal counsel: that there was no personal failure by any of Amaya’s officers or directors.The Montreal-based company has come under scrutiny because its shares began to surge before its acquisition last summer of the world’s largest online gaming operator, the Oldford Group.AMF executed search warrants in December at Amaya’s headquarters and the offices of lead financial adviser Canaccord Genuity, a local branch of Manulife Securities Inc.Amaya (TSX:AYA) said earlier this month that the investigation is looking at Baazov and chief financial officer Daniel Sebag, but not over any personal trades.Baazov said the investigation hasn’t affected Amaya’s day-to-day operations or undermined its growth plans, especially in the United States, where it is hoping officials in various states will allow online gaming.However, he said he was surprised by how “anti-competitive organizations” he wouldn’t name were trying to leverage the investigation and fuel questions about Amaya.Baazov said he never considered stepping aside during the investigation and pointed out that more than 96 per cent of shareholders voted Monday to re-elect him and other directors to the board.The 34-year-old holds 24.5 million shares or about 18.3 per cent of the company, worth about $871 million at Monday’s closing price of $35.56 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Amaya told shareholders it sees continued growth in its operations led by PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site. It said it plans to launch online and mobile versions of casino games on its PokerStars and Full Tilt casino platforms by the end of 2015 and roll out online sports betting. Amaya annual meeting silent on insider investigation of gaming company read more

Dontre Wilson transitioning to starting Hback during Ohio State football spring practice

Sophomore running back Dontre Wilson (2) catches the ball during spring practice March 20 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Mark Batke / For The LanternSpeed isn’t something that can be taught. Usain Bolt trains harder than most people, but if it weren’t for his natural talents, you likely wouldn’t know him as the fastest man in the world.For the Ohio State football team — and coach Urban Meyer’s offensive system — to work effectively, someone with this natural ability was needed.Enter sophomore running back Dontre Wilson.Although Wilson saw time during his freshman year as a change-of-pace running back, who would beat defenders around the corner on kickoffs and quick dump-off passes, it wasn’t in the position Meyer first envisioned for Wilson when he recruited him.Now with a season under his belt in Meyer’s system, Wilson is primed to step in as the Buckeyes’ H-back, the flex spot the offense needs for that extra element.“He’s a starting H,” Meyer said Tuesday. “He took (wide receiver Corey) ‘Philly’ Brown’s spot, so he’s a full-time receiver. We did take him today and put him in some backfield action. We use that term, (Seattle Seahawks wide receiver) Percy Harvin, very loosely, because there’s only probably one of him. But we’d like (it if) that hybrid position is really a key guy if we can do that … by far, Dontre’s the No. 1 spot.“He’s the starting H at Ohio State.”The H-back is a hybrid position that is capable of running out of the slot as a wide receiver while offering a threat rushing the ball around corners. The position made famous by Harvin, who played under Meyer at Florida.Last season Wilson finished fifth on the team in receiving yards and sixth on the team in rushing yards, as a part of the running back corps.But offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Wilson has moved to more of a wide receiver role from last season, and has continued learning the offense in the process.“He couldn’t play receiver last year, he didn’t know what the hell he was doing. Didn’t know how to do it,” Herman said Tuesday. “He was 175 pounds or whatever the heck he was. So him and his ability limited us, and ability doesn’t just include running fast and making guys miss. There’s a lot that goes into ability and usability in the offense. (He) has had a great offseason and really took to the position and is still learning.”But despite the growth of the young player, Herman said there are still mistakes that need to be ironed out as Wilson continues his transition to H-back.“He still makes mistakes that you wish he wouldn’t at this stage in his career. But at the end of the day, he’s played tailback his entire life and to move him into this hybrid role, he hadn’t been doing it very long,” Herman said. “He wasn’t an early enrollee last year. He didn’t get here until August or June … so he’s progressing, and he’s gotten stronger and bigger and learned technique. So the ability, his usability, continues to rise with every step he takes in terms of learning how to play the position.”Even from the start of his career at OSU, Wilson was not scared of the spotlight, spending all season as one of the starting kick returners alongside former running back Jordan Hall.Running backs coach Stan Drayton said that sort of confidence is what will help Wilson thrive as a football player.“He knows what he’s doing, he’s starting to really take ownership of that position, he’s asking the right questions,” Drayton said March 20. “The one thing about Dontre, Dontre walked through the door with a mentality, he ain’t scared of anything now. He is not a shy person at all, he will ask a dumb question and not feel bad about it and we encourage that … So as long as he keeps that mindset, he’s going to continue to grow as a football player and because of that, he has.”Meyer said having Wilson, along with other speedy players like redshirt-freshman wide receiver Jalin Marshall, to pass the ball quickly to will be vital for an inexperienced offensive line that is losing four starters.“That’s where the Dontres and Jalin Marshalls (take) little bubble screens,” Meyer said. “We’re going to have to take the pressure … We’re going to have to lean on some perimeter ways of getting first downs and all that where, last year, when you rushed for 300 yards in a game, it’s because (of) that offensive line. We have other weapons. It will be a difficult little taste to it than what we had last year.”Wilson and the Buckeyes are set to take the field Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Steals Are Predictive But Are They That Important

This is the final part of my four-part response to questions and comments stemming from my article “The Hidden Value of the NBA Steal.” Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.Near the beginning of my article on steals, I made the following claim:If you had to pick one statistic from the common box score to tell you as much as possible about whether a player helps or hurts his team, it isn’t how many points he scores. Nor how many rebounds he grabs. Nor how many assists he dishes out.It’s how many steals he gets.My argument went like this: Steals are super-valuable predictors relative to other box score stats. They are “worth” — predictively —  as much as nine points because they’re more difficult to replace than other stats.But a number of astute readers noticed something missing. Here’s commenter Mike Schloat:I struggle with the real life value of steals when looked at in this way since there are SO SO few of them. Averaging 2.5 steals — finishing a game with 2 as often as you finish with 3 — is such a minuscule part of the game, and frighteningly random when you actually look at what sometimes constitutes a steal.It’s a fair point. Because steals are so rare, they could be much more predictive than other box score stats on the margins and still be less important overall. And in the original article, I didn’t show that marginal steals are such a great predictor that, despite being so rare, they are still the most valuable predictor.So let me address that concern. There are two levels we need to consider: The first is how rare steals are relative to other events recorded in the box score, and the other is how much steals vary from player to player, relative to how much other stats vary from player to player.For example, in my dataset, players who played more than 20 minutes averaged .92 steals and .55 blocks per game. But the standard deviations — the typical amount that any particular player is likely to differ from an average player — were .43 steals and .59 blocks.One way to judge how skilled a player is at a particular thing is to measure how many standard deviations they are above average. These values fluctuate, but the difference between Ricky Rubio (the league leader this year) and an average player is about a steal and a half, making him a little over three standard deviations above average for the steals per game stat.To judge a stat’s overall predictivity, what we want to know is the extent to which a player’s skill in that stat predicts his overall value (measured by the impact on his team’s performance by his playing or not). For example, if a player is two standard deviations above average in steals per game but only one standard deviation above average in points per game, how does his value compare to a player who is the reverse?To figure this out, we can run a regression similar to the one in the original article. But instead of using a player’s raw box score stats as our variables, we use his standardized stats; that is, the number of standard deviations the player is above or below the mean for each. The relative size of the coefficients (how much a stat should be weighted) that this type of regression spits out tells us the relative predictive importance of each stat overall.Here are the results of such a regression, from the player’s standardized box score stats to his impact on team win percentage. I’ve listed the relative size of each stat’s coefficient (weight) as a percentage of the whole — reflecting the percentage of information about a player’s value that comes from each (note that turnover value is negative, I’ve converted it to a positive “skill at not giving up turnovers” for purposes of comparison):This was the finding behind the claim that of all the basic box score totals, steals are the most predictive. It may be less sexy than nine points, but it’s pretty remarkable that a skill that comes up so infrequently can be so important.Of course, there are a lot of different ways to structure this kind of regression: You have to decide which types of variables to use, how advanced they should be, whether to use game-based or play-based data, and what specific difference to predict.So, why am I analyzing this particular group of stats at all?I made a list of all the people who use points, rebounds and assists per game in their analysis and reporting more often than steals per game:Almost all sports reportersAlmost all sports commentatorsAlmost all sports columnistsAlmost all sports fansEstablishing the predictive ability of box score stats is only a tiny step toward improving our understanding of the dynamics of basketball. But, like the steal itself, it has outsize importance. read more

Comment les bactéries surviventelles à basse température

first_imgComment les bactéries survivent-elles à basse température ?Europe – Les bactéries, qu’elles soient pathogènes ou non, doivent s’adapter aux changements environnementaux et notamment aux variations de température. Des chercheurs du CNRS, de l’université de Camerino (Italie) et de Düsseldorf (Allemagne) ont découvert que c’est la structure de l’ARN qui s’adapte à la température et permet ainsi de traduire les protéines nécessaires à la survie des bactéries.  Il a déjà été démontré que lors d’une chute brutale de température, les processus de transcription (production d’ARN à partir de l’ADN, ndlr) et de traduction (production de protéines à partir des ARN messagers, ndlr) sont fortement affectés. Cependant, à basse température, les protéines de la famille CspA sont plus nombreuses : ces protéines dites “d’adaptation au froid” sont issues de la traduction d’une douzaine de gènes. Ce sont des protéines “chaperonnes” de l’ADN et de l’ARN : elles se fixent aux acides nucléiques et facilitent ainsi la plupart des processus fondamentaux, dont la transcription et la traduction.Les chercheurs français du laboratoire Architecture et réactivité de l’ARN, en collaboration avec leurs homologues italiens et allemands, ont montré que la structure de l’ARN messager (ARNm) qui code pour la protéine CspA, protéine majeure de réponse au froid, est capable de “ressentir” la température. Ils ont noté que l’ARNm naissant adopte une structure qui favorise la traduction à basse température, révélant le mécanisme moléculaire par lequel la protéine CspA est produite en quantité importante pour répondre au stress.Cette étude met en lumière un mécanisme moléculaire inédit où la structure de l’ARNm s’adapte d’elle-même à la température. L’ARNm exerce donc bien une fonction clé dans la régulation des gènes, et particulièrement dans les processus adaptatifs. La découverte de ces nouvelles macromolécules régulatrices ouvre la voie à de nouvelles stratégies pour inhiber la croissance bactérienne. Le 23 janvier 2010 à 19:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Bite Into A Tasty Cherry Blossom Burger in Japan

first_img Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu So far we’ve been privy to some extremely delicious-looking cherry blossom products available now in Japan, like the cherry blossom McFlurry, cherry blossom beer, and even cherry blossom McFizz drinks. But now there’s something even more decadent out there: the Sakura burger, from Hawaii’s new burger chain Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. For the Japanese location, the Sakura burger is a limited edition, and it looks just as awesome as it sounds.The burger is actually a variation on the regular Teddy’s Teriyaki Burger, with a grilled 100% beef patty, ground pickled cherry blossom, mayonnaise, tomato, onions, and red leaf lettuce. It also has a special pink bun with a pretty little cherry blossom stamp on it. It looks like an absolute blast to celebrate the beginning of spring, and it’s festive enough to pair with one of the cherry blossom-inspired items from one of the other chains. Stay on targetcenter_img Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has been in Hawaii since 1998 and is a fun ’50s inspired restaurant. It has locations in both Japan and the US, though the Sakura burger is a Japan-only item. It runs 980 yen and tax, which makes it a little pricey, but it’s going to fill you up with all the delicious meat there is to take in. It might just be too nice-looking to eat, especially with such a cute-looking bun.This is only the latest in a long line of cherry blossom-inspired food items you’ll see out there in Japan, with a bunch more on their way in, most likely. Donuts, drinks, candy and more foods are out there to discover, and we’ll keep bringing them to you when we discover them. Which ones are you most interested in? You might want to go ahead and buy your plane ticket now so you can try them all. It’s going to be a veritable festival of taste.last_img read more

Bill Murray freaks out over NCAA tournament

first_imgThursday night’s game was just the latest highlight in Murray’s amazing sports year.He was in the crowd at Wrigley Field in October when his beloved Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. What a difference a year makes. Have a day, Bill Murray. #MarchMadness #Xavier pic.twitter.com/C1sTFnWCwX— Nick Kennedy (@NickKennedy92) March 24, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Bill Murray had a very personal reason to freak out when Xavier University upset the University of Arizona in the NCAA tournament, Thursday night.Bill’s son, Luke, is an assistant coach for Xavier.Pop’s been following the team on its unbeaten streak, showing up at every game.After Thursday night’s victory, he did a little recap while waiting for the team to hit the locker room.Bill Murray: “Oh, it’s great. It was really like a great platoon movie, you know, where like the dirty dozen or something. A different guy comes in and saves everyone’s bacon, one after another. They all took turns.”center_img Huge 4th Q comeback win for #Xavier over #Arizona, who now advance to the #elite8 . #BillMurray pic.twitter.com/E147wMDTc8— Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) March 24, 2017 last_img read more

Swizz Beatz Inside The Philosophy Of A HipHop Hitmaker

first_imgNews NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 7, 2016 – 12:31 pm Swizz Beatz, Ken “Duro” Ifill On DJing & Mixtapes NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jan 26, 2018 – 12:36 pm Inside The 2018 P&E Wing Celebration Facebook Swizz Beatz’ Hip-Hop Hitmaking Philosophy swizz-beatz-inside-philosophy-hip-hop-hitmaker Swizz Beatz: Inside The Philosophy Of A Hip-Hop Hitmaker In a full-circle moment the following year, Swizz was honored by the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing at their 11th Annual Celebration alongside his wife, GRAMMY-winning artist Alicia Keys. In front of a room full of industry titans, Swizz and Keys were the center of attention, feted for their devotion to the craft of making records.Despite a 20-plus-year career, Swizz Beatz has seemingly just gotten started. As he strives to outdo past accomplishments, he provides a simple piece of advice to those looking to follow in his footsteps: “If you’re not having fun, don’t even do it. I don’t care how much money it is, don’t do it unless you’re having fun.”Swizz Beatz is a member of the Recording Academy and can be seen in the Academy’s We Are Music campaign.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Though there was no survivor’s guide for Swizz Beatz to follow, he cultivated a handful of philosophies from years of being regarded as one of music’s in-demand producers.Trust Your Vision Most family businesses can be a gift and a curse, and Ruff Ryders Entertainment was no exception. Founded in 1988 by Swizz’ uncles Joaquin Dean and Darin Dean, the New York label was built in the midst of hip-hop’s Golden Era.At the time of the label’s founding, Swizz Beatz had built a reputable business as a DJ and had yet to flex his production muscles. But when the young talent yearned to get into making beats for his uncles’ roster, he was slighted. Undeterred, Swizz proved all he needed was one chance.The first beat he created became “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” an instrumental ripe for the vocals of gritty Yonkers lyricist DMX. What the beat lacked in sophistication (due to Swizz’ limited production abilities and access to equipment at the time) it made up for in raw, unapologetic energy. Initially, DMX refrained from recording over it, deeming it to be a rock ‘n’ roll beat. He quickly came around after a room full of counterparts, including Swizz Beatz, hyped him up while recording the track.The song only reached No. 93 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts, but quickly catapulted DMX and the then-unknown Swizz Beatz into commercial strata – evidenced by a Woodstock ‘99 performance in front of an endless sea of fans religiously chanting each lyric.Since then, Swizz has made contributions to hundreds of albums, including the Ruff Ryder’s platinum-selling Ride Or Die Vol. 1 compilation album. He won his first GRAMMY alongside Jay-Z at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for “On To The Next One.”“If you have a dream that your closest friends and family members can’t understand, stick to it,” he advised in a one-on-one interview with GRAMMY-nominated engineer Ken “Duro” Ifill. He continued, “If I would have stayed in that box as a DJ where they felt I was comfortable, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.”Evolution Is EverythingIn his purest form, Swizz was, and is, an audio architect who carefully surveyed his clients while laying the proper foundation to construct a masterpiece. In 1999 his instincts notified him when it was time to showcase beats with literal bells and whistles, like “Party Up (Up In Here)” for DMX, while tugs on his heart strings prompted a scaled-back bed of production for Eve to pour out her emotions on “Love Is Blind.”But navigating the minds of an artist isn’t a simple task. The idea of chart-topping commercial success is alluring for any up-and-coming musician on the verge of superstardom. Swizz, however, challenges his collaborators to think past current trends and popular sounds.“If we can’t make history, then it’s a waste of time,” he claimed.Despite his past achievements, he prefers not to relish in them. Instead, Swizz craves to accomplish similar feats as an executive producer who orchestrates an entire body of work from top to bottom.“When you’re really, really, managing a project, executive producing a project, and giving your stamp, it shows longevity, it shows responsibility. It shows the numerous choices that you’ve made that should be honorable.”Remember Why You StartedThe music business is filled with highs and lows, and Swizz admits to experiencing both.“When you hot, your phone is hot. When you cold, your phone is cold,” he said. “I learned to not take it personally.”Though he has built an empire in and outside of the music business, he didn’t set out to make a lucrative living when he started making beats at age 16.“I didn’t even know you could make money from music when I was doing it,” he admitted. “It was to the point where they were sending me checks, I thought they were fake.”The skepticism eventually wore off. In 2017, he raked in $17 million for his musical contributions and a handful of savvy investments, some he credits to his Harvard Business degree. Twitter Take a closer look at the method behind a musical mastermind’s 20-year track record of successOgden PayneGRAMMYs Aug 17, 2018 – 8:58 am There is a distinct difference between beat-maker and a producer in the music world. While the former might get one’s foot in the door, the latter will determine the length of the stay. A seasoned veteran such as Swizz Beatz knows the importance of mastering both crafts.Born Kasseem Dean in The Bronx, N.Y., Swizz’ production has permeated generations of ears throughout his 20-year career. His ability to create and direct sonic landscapes for a myriad of artists, from a heavy-hitting lyricist such as DMX to a beloved vocalist like Whitney Houston, has solidified his name among music’s elite.last_img read more

CM YS Jagan holds Collectors meeting at Praja Vedika

first_imgAmaravati: AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy holds the meeting with the 13 districts Collectors at the Praja Vedika on Monday. CM YS Jagan is going to give direction to the Collectors over the implementation of the Navaratnalu scheme and delivering transparent governance in the state. The state Chief Secretary LV Subramanyam, Deputy CM Pilli Subhash Chandrabose, Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, and other top officials of various departments will be attending the meeting. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us In the two days conference, CM YS Jagan is going to discuss six issues today. At the beginning of the meeting, the Chief Minister will address the Collectors over the importance of transparency in governance. At the same, they will be discussing on forming the grama secretariats and the recruitment of grama volunteers. They will be also discussing medical health, civic affairs, education, famine relief, and housing. Each topic will be discussed for half an hour in the meeting. After attending the first day of the Collectors conference, CM YS Jagan will be visiting the Secretariat. Later in the evening, CM YS Jagan will host a dinner for IAS officers.last_img read more

2 killed in Narsingdi road crash

first_imgMap of NarsingdiTwo people were killed and five others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Khalapara in Shibpur upazila early Friday, reports UNB.The deceased are Malek, 32, and Alauddin, 40, driver of the microbus. The accident took place around 3:30am when a Sylhet-bound microbus from Dhaka, carrying seven people, dashed a stationary truck from behind, killing the two on the spot and injuring five others, said in-charge of Itakhola highway police camp Hafizur Rahman. The injured were taken to Narsingdi General Hospital while the bodies were sent to Sadar Hospital for autopsy.last_img

Condition of burned girl too critical to be sent abroad

first_imgMadrasa girl is undergoing at the hospital. Photo: Ahmed ZayeefBurned Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s physical condition is not fit enough to move her to Singapore, said her physician.Coordinator of the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Samanta Lal Sen disclosed this after holding a video conference with the doctors of Singapore General Hospital on Tuesday morning.The decision was taken after the video conference, he said, adding, “Nusrat is not in such a condition to fly for five hours.””The doctors in Singapore also gave us several suggestions. We are following their directions and will update them daily. If condition improves, we will think about her transfer,” said Samanta Lal.Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed doctors to send Nusrat to Singapore for better treatment.Nusrat was put on life support around 11:30am on Monday after she was set afire allegedly by students loyal to Principal Sirajuddoula of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Sonagazi upazila of Feni on Saturday.last_img read more

Red White and Blue Whats at Stake In Houston November Ballot

first_img Share Watch  Red, White and Blue hosts David Jones and Gary Polland in a lively discussion with Mayor Sylvester Turner around Houston’s November ballot, understanding what’s at stake with the Houston pension solution, $50 million from the $100 million disaster relief fund to help with hurricane expenses, property taxes and revenue cap back-and-forth decisions, and the latest update on long-term flood mitigation solutions.last_img

These intimate pics of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at home

first_imgHow I Met Your Mother star Neil and fellow actor David also gave an interview to the publication.The guys are the lead feature in the magazine’s Home & Garden’ issue.Speaking of his Hamptons home, Neil says in the interview: ‘I really like getting to declare that you want to go somewhere to relax. I rarely go there wanting to play and do a lot of formal things. I’m there to chill.’Meanwhile chef David, who is gearing up to release his first cookbook Life Is a Party and is, along with Neil, a dad to David twins Harper and Gideon, opened up about fishing trips with his son.‘Our son loves fishing, so we always tend to go off to Montauk. Last year, we caught a striped bass, and literally just cut it up there. Olive oil, leonine, salt, and [Gideon] goes to town.’ Neil and David | Photos: Courtesy of Hamptons magazine Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka have opened up their home for a shoot with Hamptons magazine. Hampton describes the guys’ place as a 13.5-acre, four-bedroom East Hampton estate, with a ‘pool, pool house, tennis court, rooftop hot tub, gazebo and garden.’Speaking about when he first met Neil in 2003, David reveals their relationship almost didn’t happen.‘Honestly, when I met him, I sort of blew him off. I was in a relationship, and he was doing Cabaret, so he had jet-blue-black hair… I wan’t really thinking much.’David has appeared on American Horror Story and How I Met Your Mother. He has also served as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.Meanwhile Neil’s screen roles include Gone Girl, The Smurfs, plus the classic 90s sci-fi Starship Troopers. He currently acts in Netflix’s show A Series of Unfortunate Events.Neil Patrick Harris calls marrying David Burtka ‘Best. Decision. Ever.’ GAYSTARNEWS- Neil Patrick Harris writes moving post to celebrate wedding anniversaryLady Bunny is reviving Wigstock next month so get readyNeil Patrick Harris gives amazing advice on coping with stress and rejectionRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/these-intimate-pics-of-neil-patrick-harris-and-hubby-david-burtka-at-home-are-too-cute/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

UK man detained in CAR returns to Britain

first_imgLONDON (AP) – U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague says a British safari driver jailed in the Central African Republic on suspicion of killing 13 people has returned to Britain after being cleared of all charges.David Simpson, 24, was arrested on March 26 after he reported the discovery of 13 bodies with bound hands and machete wounds by a small-scale gold mine in the eastern part of the Central African Republic. Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix He was released in August after all charges were dropped, having spent five months incarcerated, but had to wait to return to the U.K.Hague said Saturday he was “delighted to confirm” that Simpson is now back in Britain.Hague says he had raised the case with his counterpart in the Central African Republic in August.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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first_img8. El Salsete, Playa del InglesUnassuming and tricky to find (take a taxi from the town centre) this cutting-edge restaurant represents the new wave of Canarian cuisine. Come late (around 10pm) to eat with in-the-know locals, and enjoy fresh local dishes such as grilled squid and rack of lamb. From Monday to Friday there’s an excellent value menu del dia, which includes three courses, bread and a glass of Spanish or Canarian wine for just €12 per person. 2. Restaurante El Herreno, Las PalmasThe secret to this restaurant’s tasty dishes is the market just across the road – no dining room in Las Palmas has ingredients fresher. The menu is vast but we recommend sticking to what’s local. The seafood soup is particularly tasty and the arroz con leche (rice pudding) is worth saving space for. A great place for people watching, too. 5. Casa Brito, ArucasAsk the locals where to eat in Arucas and they’ll point you here, to a place that could lay claim to being the friendliest restaurant on the island. Service is speedy and good with children, while the food is copious and consistently good quality. Try the steak (the cuts are laid out for diners to choose from) and the morcilla de arroz de Burgos (a black pudding) and wash it down with a bottle of red from the Spanish-heavy wine list. 3. Dulcereria Nublo, TejedaOk, so it’s not exactly a restaurant, but this cake shop is well worth seeking out for its delicious marzipan-based pastries. The small almond cakes coated in chocolate make a great snack, while the house specialty ‘marzapan’ is so moreish you might find yourself devouring the whole thing! Buy a jar of the bienmesabe (almond honey spread) and you can take home a taste of Tejeda too. 6. La Terraza, Las PalmasThomas Leeb combines his heritage in Austria with the high quality produce of the Canaries to create a range of creative fusion dishes such as mango gazpacho with king prawns and red pepper sorbet, and suckling pig with ginger sauce. The classic hotel the restaurant is housed in turns 125 this year and a special anniversary tasting menu is available for just €37.45 per person. 1. La Marinera, Las PalmasWalk right the way along the seafront at Playa de las Canteras to reach this fish-focused restaurant perched above the water. All manner of shellfish are on offer, from langoustines to mussels, as well as numerous varieties of locally caught fresh fish of the day priced by weight. Spoilt for choice? We recommend the cherne fillet (€13.80) or fideua (a paella-style dish made with noodles, €29 for two), both house specialties. For more Spanish specialties, check out this article on traditional foods you must try during your trip. 4. Tasca Jamon Jamon, ArucasAuthentic and oh so Spanish, this small tapas restaurant is all hanging jamons and cathedral views. You have to order the jamon iberico of course (€8 for a platter) but don’t ignore the local cheeses and langoustines. There are also fantastic homemade croquettes (made with jamon, what else?) and generously sized papas arrugadas (Canarian baked potatoes). center_img 9. Mundo, Playa del InglesThoroughly modern, this stylish restaurant with its black and white tiling and cherry-red retro chairs stands out from the crowd. The menu is international with an Asian slant (think tuna steak, falafel and Thai noodles) and the freshness of the local ingredients shines through. A three-course lunch is served daily for just €10, which must surely be the best value meal in Playa del Ingles. Credit: ©chicadelatele / Flickr7. Restaurante Las Nasas, Puerto de las NievesWhen selecting a restaurant, busy tables full of smiling diners is a sure sign of a good choice – and Las Nasas is perpetually the most packed fish restaurant along this seafront strip. Nab a table on the small open-air terrace (it’s worth arriving early) and settle in for lunch – if conversation gets dull you can always play a game of ‘spot the Fred Olsen ferry’ as it arrives from Tenerife. A sizzling gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) washed down with a cold white wine is the best choice here, simple and delicious. Main courses cost from €8 and although this is the priciest restaurant in the area it’s also the best. 10. La Palmera Sur, MaspalomasMaspalomas is guilty of being home to one too many tourist traps, so head out in a taxi to San Fernando and this creative little hotspot instead. There’s plenty of local produce on the menu so why not start with homemade bread and almogrote (a cheese paste from La Gomera) before moving on to papas arrugadas and king prawns served with chestnut sauce? The meatballs filled with Roquefort cheese get rave reviews and Palma honey features heavily on the tempting dessert menu. Looking for more tips for an amazing break to one of the beautiful Canary Islands? Check out these articles:Top 10 things to do in Gran CanariaWith explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, Gran Canaria is one hot ticket.Top 9 things to do in TenerifeVolcanoes, subtropical forests and epic adventures, 9 reasons why Tenerife is more than just one big holiday resort.Top 8 things to do in LanzaroteLunar landscapes and brilliant beaches – 8 reasons why Lanzarote can no longer be considered grotty.Top 9 things to do on FuerteventuraFuerteventura is far more than just one giant beach. Here are our insider tips for things to do on this underrated Canary Island.Top 10 things to do in Gran CanariaWith explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, Gran Canaria is one hot ticket.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTop 10 restaurants in LanzaroteLanzarote is known for the quality of its produce: home to the Canary Island’s best wineries, delicious vegetables grown in volcanic soil, tasty goat’s cheese and a predictable bounty of fresh seafood, landed at its numerous small fishing harbours, it’s easy to see why. All of this is served up…Top 15 attractions and things to do in Gran CanariaWith explosive surf and sizzling volcanic sand beaches, Gran Canaria is one hot destination for weekend breaks. Here’s what to do on this beautiful little island.Top 10 Restaurants in FuerteventuraFresh and simple, Fuerteventura’s food scene is more about the catch of the day than dressing for dinner, and most restaurants are laidback and somewhat rustic. This unassuming dining scene can make it difficult to pick the good from the bad on first impressions alone, so why not let us…last_img read more

Six sentenced for attack on Afrika

first_imgSix men in the north were sentenced on Wednesday to between two and six months in prison for the attacks last month against Afrika newspaper and the Turkish Cypriot ‘parliament’According to Turkish Cypriot media, the head of Turkey’s ruling party – AKP – supporters from the Hatay province in southern Turkey, Mehmet Ipek was sentenced to six months, along with another man. Two men were sentenced to three months, another man to two and another to four months.The six men had been arrested following the protests and demonstrations last month outside Afrika newspaper.A group of angry demonstrators on January 22 attacked Afrika after the daily likened Turkey’s Afrin operation in northern Syria to Ankara’s occupation of the north. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had called on his “brothers” in north Cyprus “to give the necessary response”.Protesters threw rocks and eggs at the building smashing windows and brought the newspaper’s sign down causing significant damage.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 saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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According to the group, Despite the resources poured into analyzing crustal movements and having expert committees determine earthquake risk, much more money and time is needed to fully eradicate the disease and help get the countries ruined by its spread. ” Christian is currently being held without bail on various charges included aggravated murder,Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned that attack and tweeted saying that she was "shocked and angered" by the incident Shocked & angered to hear of the attack on a school bus in Shopian The perpetrators of this senseless & cowardly act will be brought to justice — Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) May 2 2018 National Conference president Omar Abdullah questioned the agenda of the stone-pelters and said that the government’s decision to grant amnesty to first-time stone pelters was being misused to throw more stones "These attacks deserve our unequivocal condemnation and this tweet is mine" he said The amnesty granted to stone-pelters was meant to encourage more reasonable behaviour but some of these goons are determined to use the opportunity given to them to just pelt more stones https://tco/8RAzFhXX3w — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 2 2018 Omar also expressed anguish over the attack on Bhat’s house "Kashmir is just a steady series of bad news most of the time these days" he added A Supreme Court case argued Monday could significantly weaken government unions across the country If the justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs in Friedrichs v California Teachers Association every state in the country will essentially become a "right-to-work" state where employees who choose not to belong to a public union wont have to give it fees of any kind California is one of the 25 states that collects fees from nonunion members Known as an "agency shop" system in these states individual employees decide whether to be a part of the union but if they choose not to become a member they still must pay the portion of dues that goes to collective bargaining because they are still covered by that contract In a case spearheaded by the conservative Center for Individual Rights which has also sought twice to overturn the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court Rebecca Friedrichs and nine other California teachers sued the California Teachers Association on the grounds that giving the union any money violates their right to free speech Unions fear that losing the case could reduce their rolls and their budgets and ultimately limit their influence Justice Antonin Scalia the likely swing vote in the case seemed unconvinced that outlawing agency fees would lead to their demise "Why do you think the union would not survive without these fees charged" Scalia asked a lawyer for the defendants noting that federal unions do not charge agency fees "You’re the one that’s saying we need to do this because otherwise it won’t survive It seems to me the burden is on you to suggest why that’s so” In a 1991 case Scalia usually a cornerstone of the court’s conservative wing argued in defense of unions and the system of fees for nonmembers writing that free ridership "would not be incidental but calculated not imposed by circumstances but mandated by government decree" The so-called "free rider problem" which holds that individual workers have little incentive to join a union and pay dues if they know theyll be covered by the contract the union negotiates regardless was only briefly discussed during arguments Instead justices focused on the matter of precedent and the difference between public and private employers On the latter point Scalia suggested there should be a distinction "It is not the same thing as a private employer that what is bargained for is in all cases a matter of public interest" he said "That changes the situation in a way that may require a change of the rule" Read More: Labor Board Ruling Could Boost Fast Food Unions The courts more liberal justices argued against striking down the agency shop system because it would overturn a 1977 decision in Abood v Detroit Board of Education that has held since "If of course we can overrule a compromise that was worked out over 40 years and has lasted reasonably wellnot perfectlyI guess people could overrule our decisions just as easily" Justice Stephen Breyer said Arguing for the plaintiffs lawyer Michael Carvin asserted that a handful of more recent cases had set a new precedent In 2014 for instance the court ruled in a 5-4 decision in which Scalia joined the majority that private sector home health care workers in Illinois could not be forced to pay any dues for collective bargaining if they were not union members He also ran with Scalias argument that it was the unions responsibility to argue the removal of agency fees would lead to their extinction "They cant make such an allegation" he said noting that 25 states dont collect agency fees but still have unions Unions in these states however are generally smaller than those in states that compel dues payments Roughly 20 percent of public employees in right-to-work states belong to a union compared to nearly 50 percent in agency shop states according to the Union Membership and Coverage Database which uses federal data to estimate annual membership in both the public and private sectors The 12 states with the highest levels of public sector unionism are all agency shop states Nearly three-quarters of public employees are union members in New York In California which ranks sixth in union membership 55 percent are in a union All but one of the 15 states with the lowest levels of membership in public unions are right-to-work states (The exception is New Mexico an agency shop state that has a membership rate of 11 percent) Angela Cornell director of the Labor Law Clinic at Cornell Law School said in states like Indiana and Michigan which only recently became right-to-work the full ramifications of the shift are yet to be felt In Michigan overall union membership dipped from 162 percent to 145 percent during the first year of the right-to-work system Public sector union membership dropped from 548 percent to 505 percent still much higher than states that have been right-to-work for decades In those states "its very very hard for [unions] to make it because of the free rider problem" Cornell said adding that wages for union employees are lower on average in right-to-work states But the plaintiffs say concerns about free riders shouldnt trump their right to free speech They take issue with some of the things that the California Teachers Association charged them for as part of their collective bargaining including most of the cost of a LGBT conference Read More: How Labor Day Was Celebrated When Unions Were on the Rise The plaintiffs also argue more broadly that individual teachers may disagree with the terms of the contract the union negotiates Unions across the country have opposed connecting teacher pay to student test scores for example even though some members are in favor of doing so Justice Anthony Kennedy returned to this issue multiple times citing merit pay teacher tenure and classroom size as points on which teachers may disagree with the union and saying the union is "absolutely wrong in some of its positions" "Agency fees require that employees and teachers who disagree with those positions must nevertheless subsidize the union on those very points" he said Other justices noted however that teachers are free to lobby and speak their mind as individuals outside of the union Breyer also called into question how much freedom of speech applied in this specific case "Were talking about six people in a room bargaining about wages hours and working conditions" he said "Thats pretty far removed from the heart of the First Amendment" This story was produced by The Hechinger Report a nonprofit independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education Contact us at editors@timecom AT&T 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