Drake did not submit More Life to the Grammys

first_imgDrake has described the album as a mixtape and playlist. The album has sold more than two million units — based off of album sales, singles sales and streams — according to Nielsen Music. The album, which set streaming records when it was released, includes the Top 10 hits Fake Love, Passionfruit and Portland.Representatives for the rapper and the Recording Academy didn’t reply to emails seeking comment.READ MORE Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Drake’s More Life album won’t earn him more Grammy Awards: The rapper didn’t submit the album for consideration at the 2018 Grammys.A person close to the nomination process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said the multi-platinum rapper did not submit More Life for album of the year or best rap album. The person also said Drake did not submit any of the songs from the album to categories like song of the year, record of the year or best rap song.More Life was released in March and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Advertisementcenter_img Canadian rapper Drake apparently hasn’t submitted his record-breaking album More Life for consideration at the 2018 Grammys. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Prosecutors Ponzi suspect tried telling wife to hide cash

first_imgBALTIMORE — Prosecutors say a man charged in a $364 million investment scheme planned to tell his wife to drink the “good wine,” stash cash and hide and sell his valuables.The Baltimore Sun reports 53-year-old Kevin Merrill of Towson, Maryland, is accused of trying to show 30-year-old Amanda Merrill a note with the instructions. Prosecutors say he was headed to a jailhouse visit with her when guards found the note in his sock.Prosecutors described the note in conspiracy, obstruction and other charges filed last month against Amanda Merrill. Her attorney declined to comment.U.S. Attorney Robert Hur previously said the scheme entrapped more than 400 victims nationwide. A federal judge had issued a restraining order barring Merrill from selling his sports cars, mansions and designer clothes. He’s pleaded not guilty.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

UN team in Cambodia for talks on funding special Khmer Rouge courts

Last week UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan reiterated that UN approval of the agreement on the trials will depend on whether sufficient money is in place to fund the staffing and operations of the Extraordinary Chambers for the trials for a sustained period of time.He said that condition will be met once pledges have been made for the Chambers’ three years of operations and once actual contributions for its first year have been received.

Measure of future US economic activity posts solid rebound in September but

WASHINGTON – A measure of U.S. economic activity designed to give signals about the future posted a solid gain in September, rebounding after a dip in August. The index is still signalling weak growth, however.The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.6 per cent in September after falling 0.4 per cent in August and rising 0.4 per cent in July. The previous months were revised down slightly.The strength in September came from a big jump in applications for building permits, which the government reported Wednesday had climbed to a four-year high that month.Other areas of strength came from low interest rates and rising stock prices. In all, six of the 10 indicators that make up the index showed strength. The major areas of weakness came from a decline in the Institute for Supply Management’s new orders index and in consumer confidence.The overall economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.3 per cent in the July-September quarter and many analysts believe growth in the second half of this year will continue to muddle along at an annual rate of between 1.5 per cent and 2 per cent.However, there have been some recent signs of strength. Retail sales jumped 1.1 per cent in September and the gains in August and September were the strongest in two years. Also, housing construction in September climbed to the highest level in four years. by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:30 am MDT Measure of future US economic activity posts solid rebound in September but trend remains weak AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

With eight starters departing what will Ohio States defense look like in

OSU redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) defends during a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU 38-12. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorYesterday, The Lantern began its two-part examination of what Ohio State’s starting lineups might look like during the 2016 season after an unprecedented amount of talent depart due to graduation or the NFL draft, which included 16 of 22 starters — eight on offense and eight on defense.The three offensive starters returning — redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett, redshirt senior guard-turned-center Pat Elflein and redshirt junior guard Billy Price — will have to quickly integrate with the large number of offensive weapons asked to step up in a big way to keep the powerhouse program afloat.The same will have to be done on defense, which was often considered the bread and butter of coach Urban Meyer’s 2015 squad. The three returning starters there — junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan, redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley and redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis — started all 13 games in 2015. However, beyond that trio the projected starters next season ranged from players splitting snaps to seeing limited playing time to being in high school in 2015.Here is an early glance at OSU’s defense as it turns the page on the next era of talent.On the lineThe players occupying the two ends of the front four seems obvious enough, with Lewis returning to one end and redshirt sophomore Sam Hubbard, who was a key contributor off the bench in 2015 with 6.5 sacks, on the other.Hubbard will be asked to fill the shoes of Joey Bosa, though Hubbard actually registered 1.5 more sacks than the consensus top-10 pick.Almost as important as filling Bosa’s spot with Hubbard, however, is filling Hubbard’s role of picking up snaps on both end positions on the line when a starter gets a breather. The likeliest candidate for that job seems to be junior Jalyn Holmes, who received an extended look in the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame after Bosa’s early ejection.Things get murkier up the middle, however. Both starters there, Adolphus Washington and Tommy Schutt, were lost to graduation, with not a ton of strong options waiting in the wings.Redshirt junior Michael Hill started a few games in 2015 that Schutt missed with various injuries, so it is reasonable to think he will step into a full-time role next year.But Meyer might have to get creative for the other spot in the interior. It is possible that lower-ceiling players like redshirt sophomore Donovan Munger or redshirt junior Tracy Sprinkle could get the early nods as a placeholder, but don’t be surprised to see Meyer turn to a true freshman to occupy the role.Malik Barrow, a four-star recruit from Tampa, Florida, could be ready to step up from Day 1 if he performs well in spring and fall practice. Fellow Floridian Nick Bosa, the younger brother of Joey, is also a possibility. Recruited as a defensive end, some have thought the five-star recruit could project as a defensive tackle. The hitch with him is that he is recovering from a torn ACL suffered during his final year of high school, so health could hold him back from playing right away.In the middleAs one of the few returning starters, combined with his natural leadership role of the Mike linebacker, McMillan will be the unquestioned captain of the defense. There is a very strong possibility that his junior season will be his final one in college, so another strong season from the Hinesville, Georgia, product, who led the team with 119 tackles in 2015, should be expected.The other two starting linebacker spots, however, are not so easy to figure out.Expect one of them to go to redshirt junior Chris Worley, who would have likely been a starter each of the last two years had he not been beaten out before the 2014 season by the now-departed Darron Lee.The third seems to be an absolute toss-up. Junior Dante Booker and sophomore Jerome Baker could certainly be considered the favorites when camp opens, but a name to keep an eye on is redshirt freshman Nick Conner.Conner broke out with a very strong performance during the 2015 spring game, leading many to believe he could play a significant role as a true freshman. While a knee injury ended his hopes of contributing in 2015, Meyer has made it clear how much he likes the product of nearby Dublin Scioto High School.While Conner’s future will likely lie with inheriting McMillan’s Mike linebacker job, he could get an early head start should he be granted the outside or strong-side linebacker position in 2016.In the backAs with the first two defensive groups, the secondary features one returning starter in Conley. This unit arguably features more talent loss than any other, with safeties Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell and top cornerback Eli Apple saying goodbye with eligibility remaining.Opposite Conley at the cornerback position should be junior Damon Webb, who saw snaps in seven games as OSU’s nickelback in passing situations.Occupying Webb’s former role as the third corner, therefore, is up for grabs. Redshirt sophomore Marshon Lattimore is probably the leading candidate for the job, but sophomore Denzel Ward, who took the familiar Meyer route of getting his feet wet on special teams, could be keyed in on for a bigger role.The safety spots should be occupied by redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker and redshirt junior Cam Burrows, simply by process of elimination of the thinnest position on the team.Unless Webb or Ward shift from cornerback to safety, those two are really the only candidates on the roster with any experience. Hooker appeared in each game in some capacity in 2015, while Burrows was ahead of him on the depth chart before suffering a season-ending foot injury midway through the year.That projection, however, hinges on the health of junior Erick Smith, who should have a starting spot with his name on it should he recover fully from a torn ACL suffered in early November. But ACL injuries are no joke when it comes to both getting healthy and regaining effectiveness, so it’s a big question mark if Smith will be able to step into a large role when the season begins on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green. read more

Ohio State Golf Club provides a fair but tough challenge

Challenging but fair. It is a phrase that a professor might use to describe that last calculus test, but it also happens to fit the Scarlet Course at the Ohio State University Golf Club.The Scarlet Course, the club’s main attraction, re-opened on April 2 after being shuttered since November for the winter season.Topping out at more than 7,400 yards from the back tees, the course is often compared with the marquee country clubs of central Ohio.“Some people say it’s just as difficult as a Scioto Country Club or Muirfield Village,” said the club’s assistant golf professional Ben Mersy. “It’s pretty forgiving off the tees. The bunkers will get you, and the greens can be pretty tough.”Mersy added, “Overall it’s a fair but tough challenge.”The Scarlet Course was originally completed in 1938 and saw a major renovation between 2005 and 2006 under the guidance of former OSU golfer and PGA Tour legend Jack Nicklaus.A frequent user of the course, Daron Prater, a second-year in engineering, vouched for the venue’s difficulty.“The greens are nearly impossible,” he said. “You have to leave (the ball) below the hole or else you won’t stand a chance.”For those looking for an easier course, Mersy said the OSU Golf Club is still the place to go.“We have two golf courses here, which is unique to central Ohio,” he said.The Gray Course, completed in 1940, tops out at 5,800 yards.Prater said that the Scarlet Course is beautiful.“There are some really nice views, it’s a very scenic course,” Prater said. “It gives you a great view of Ohio.”The course is also known for its pristine condition, Mersy said.“The condition of the course is great all year round,” he said. “We have a superintendent and his crew that do a wonderful job.”Mersy also said, though, that the Gray Course is just as nice as the Scarlet.“They take just as good of care on Gray as they do on Scarlet,” Mersy said. “(But) Gray is a much easier golf course for beginner to moderate golfers.”The club tries to keep the Gray course open throughout the winter if the weather permits, said Marc Lucas, the club’s general manager.Mersy said having two courses isn’t its most notable quality.The Scarlet Golf Course was ranked No. 7 on “Golfweek’s” list of the best college course of 2012.The OSU Golf Club is not only one of the best in the nation, but Mersy said that it also is one of the only establishments of its kind in Ohio as one of the few university-owned and operated clubs.Mersey said that Kent State has Windmill Lakes Golf Club, but the facility is not owned and operated by the university.Brian Kelly, OSU Golf Club’s head golf professional, said there is only one other college-operated course in the state.“The only other one that’s around is Bridgeview, which is owned by Columbus State Community College now,” he said.Bridgeview Golf Course is a nine-hole course, while OSU’s courses both have 18 holes.OSU Golf Club hosts a multitude of tournaments at all levels. Beyond some of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournaments and various collegiate competitions, Mersy said the club also hosts an event for the PGA Web.com Tour and is now part of the PGA Tour Qualifying Series.The club will be hosting the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship from Sept. 9 to 15.OSU Golf Club is located at 3605 Tremont Road. For OSU students, a day on the Scarlet Course costs $33 and on the Gray Course is $20. read more

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin I never pass pickets We are all humans and

first_img 73 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3252911 Senator, Labour AS A CHILD I remember sitting in the back of our family car as my dad desperately sought a parking space so we could be in time for our trip to the pictures.As we attempted to enter one supervised car park dad rolled down his driver-side window and enquired of the attendant if there were many spaces left. A softly spoken gentleman in an luminous jacket leaned into the window and said in a resigned voice that there was an industrial dispute ongoing but there were spaces at the back of the car park.Immediately my dad popped the gearstick into reverse and said: “A strike is a strike.” I’ve always remembered the man’s hesitant and heartfelt response as he touched my dad’s arm. “Thanks very much,” he said.Ethics of picket passingFor anyone who didn’t grow up in the same labour tradition perhaps the ethic of passing pickets is something strange and alien. For me and my family it was unthinkable.But when I heard this week that students from St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra were indignantly passing the picket of Tesco workers at their store in Drumcondra, it occurred to me that we have a responsibility to explain why respecting a picket line is so important.We need to explain so people can make their own choices, but they should do so on the basis of understanding.The withdrawal of labour is one of the only weapons a worker hasIt is a decision that no worker or trade union takes lightly. Engaging in industrial action potentially puts your job and your livelihood on the line. It means that you are in open defiance of your employer. The repercussions could be career-defining.Those who leave their home to go on the picket line say goodbye to their loved ones in the morning or evening, and can see the worry in their eyes. And there is absolutely no guarantee of success. In fact, often a dispute can embitter relations in a company or workplace for many years. It is the action of a group of people who see no other way.In respecting the picket line you are respecting the only weapon that workers consider open to them. You are not being asked to take sides in the dispute, but you are recognising that nobody would ever stand with a placard for hours on end with no pay, unless they fully believed they were justified in taking this action.There is a lazy assumption that some workers enjoy industrial disputesAnd there are political forces who often hijack them to promote their ultimate goal of destabilising the state. But for the workers themselves it is the nuclear option. And one that is taken in a quiet dignified manner.Work defines us. It is what gets most of us up in the morning. It is where we spend a huge amount of our time. It is how we introduce ourselves to people we don’t know. And unhappiness in work is devastating.Good employers work with trade unions to ensure that disputes never take place. It should be acknowledged that Tesco are an employer that recognise trade unions, unlike some others in their sector. But without going into the depths of this dispute, it is important that local people respect the stance taken by the workers in these stores.Life is long and experiences can changeNone of us know when we might be forced onto a picket line. None of us know whether or not at some stage in our careers we may have nowhere else to turn. Imagine if you came to that conclusion, and you were standing outside your place of employment wondering our your future, and a young student walked past you laughing? Because their chicken fillet roll was more important.I’ve visited three pickets at this stage: Baggot Street, Artane Castle and Drumcondra. In fairness, one lecturer from St Pat’s brought her class of geography students down to the picket line to ask the workers about the dispute. They took the time to listen and to ask questions. They weren’t being politicised by their lecturer. They were just learning about an issue that perhaps they had never been exposed to before.SolidarityI have no idea how that strike by car park attendants in the early 1980s resolved itself. And my memory of the geography of the car park is a little hazy. But I’ll never forget the hand on my dad’s arm and the sense of solidarity that flowed between them, two men that didn’t know each other.I can’t remember the name of the film that we were almost late for that day. But I learned that this man in a low-paying job genuinely appreciated the gesture of a stranger.That is why I never pass pickets. That is the tradition I am from. Because we are all human beings at the end of the day, and all of us need each other to survive.Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is a Labour Party Senator.A St Pat’s lecturer brought her students to Tesco today to teach them about the strike>Tesco: ‘This dispute is about our need to compete’> Share975 Tweet Email Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: ‘I never pass pickets. We are all humans and need each other to survive’ Going on strike is one of the only weapons a worker has, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. Feb 23rd 2017, 6:45 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 264 Views By Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 6:45 AMlast_img read more

Police arrest hitrun driver suspected of injuring pedestrian

first_imgPolice on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk and fled the scene.The accident occurred about 6:35 p.m. Jan. 9 at East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Neals Lane, near Evergreen Park.The pedestrian, a 52-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed life-threatening, according to a bulletin from the Vancouver Police Department.Officers found the vehicle Jessica Pyper allegedly drove unoccupied in a nearby parking lot.Pyper also spells her name Piper, the bulletin said.Those who know where Pyper is are asked to call Officer Steve Donahue at 360-772-2376.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img read more

The September Issues In 3 Charts

first_imgWomen’s fashion titles saw ad pages come back from the dead last year, but they kept the forward momentum going (for the most part) in 2014. The top of the market consistently outperformed 2013, while overall averages also inched upward, according to min boxscore data.last_img

New taxi regulations will be on April ballot

first_imgAfter an expedited review, a referendum on Anchorage’s new taxi cab regulation will be on the April ballot. The ballot question asks voters if they want to repeal an ordinance that passed last December, creating more than 100 additional taxi permits in the municipality over the next five years. Sponsors said the measure aims to foster competition in the industry. The ordinance also allows medical-vehicles-for-hire to take Medicaid vouchers and creates a new kind of taxi permit for non-profits that serve people with disabilities.Listen nowThe ordinance was fiercely opposed by cab drivers and the taxi industry. Drivers say they are already struggling to make a living with the current number of cabs on the road, and that adding more permits unfairly dilutes the money invested in the capped system.To be on the ballot, referendum sponsors gathered nearly 6 thousand voter signatures. The Clerk’s Office received the petition last Friday. Deputy Clerk Amanda Moser said it took 12 people nine hours to review all the signatures and ensure that it could be included on the April 4th ballot. Otherwise the city would have had to call a special election, which cost about $400,000.last_img read more

Tata Motors Strike at Sanand plant enters 27th day 350 workers detained

first_imgMore than 350 workers of Tata Motors were detained by the Gujarat police Saturday for holding demonstration outside the company’s small car factory in Sanand, near Ahmedabad. The workers are on strike for the past 27 days demanding the reinstatement of 28 suspended co-workers. The other demand of the workers — recognition of their union by the Gujarat government — which was the initial cause of the strike between the company and its workers has been met. The workers now want their 28 suspended colleagues to be taken back by the company, the Indian Express reported. “We are happy that the union has been recognised. However, our major demand remains to have our 28 suspended colleagues reinstated, and our agitation will continue until a compromise is reached over the matter,” the daily quoted Hitesh Rabari, president of the newly formed and recognised union, the Bhartiya Kamdar Ekta Sangh (BKES), as saying.Besides Nano, the Sanand factory manufactures the company’s hatchback Tiago. The 300 workers went on an “illegal” flash-strike Feb. 22 demanding the reinstatement of their 28 colleagues, who, Tata Motors said, were suspended for “serious misconduct.” The company also said the strike “does not have a material impact” on its operations. Media reports had put the number of striking workers at 422 of a total strength of about 2,200 workers. However, a PTI report said that production of Nano has been curtailed to 10 percent of the Sanand unit’s small car capacity. The company manufactures about 2,000 Nano cars on an average every month, statistics revealed. The plant has an annual production capacity of about two lakh units. The company set up the Sanand factory in 2010 since it faced problems in acquiring land for the plant in Singur, West Bengal. Tata Motors appointed Guenter Butschek as chief executive officer and managing director Jan. 18. His last assignment was with Airbus Group where he worked as CEO at Airbus, according to Tata Motors.last_img read more

US may have to destroy N Korea Trump

first_imgUS President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on 19 September, 2017. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump warned leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States may have to destroy North Korea if Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed regime threatens its neighbours.“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” he said, using his new nickname for the North Korean leader. “The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary.”last_img read more

Gaming Should Not be Painful 3 Great Chairs to Ease the

first_imgVideo gaming is a fun, energetic, and competitive pastime, but like sports, gaming comes with a unique set of health challenges. Most people, however, don’t see those challenges. What can go wrong when all you are doing is sitting down and using your hands to play a game on a computer or television screen?Well, sitting — and sitting wrongly — is the problem. Many gamers site perched on the edge of their chair or couch, leaning toward the screen. Others slouch, get comfortable or put their feet up on the table. The longer they stay in one position, the more damaging the effects to their body can be.Adam Fields, an American chiropractor, says a lot of his patients are heavy gamers. He says, “The biggest problem I see is postural syndrome” — a condition in which a person has rounded shoulders, an unusually extended neck, and a hunched back. He adds, “These are the slouchers. It comes from sitting forward or looking at your phone or TV screen for hours without any kind of exercise to counter that.” If not corrected early and quickly, the postural syndrome will lead to being hunchbacked in later years and can cause other health problems.So, what can gamers do to alleviate stress, back pain, and postural syndrome? They can consider getting an ergonomic gaming chair — one specifically designed to keep gamers comfortable while not cutting back on their fun. Below are three great chairs to consider.Kinsal Large Size PC Gaming ChairThis bold, blue and black, high-back, ergonomic chair is ideal for gamers who want to care for their bodies while engaging in their favorite pastime. It is suitable for all people short and tall, big and small. No matter how intense the game, your body will feel relaxed and stress-free. Some of the great benefits of this chair include a high, straight back; fully adjustable armrests; adjustable height; 90 to 180-degree tilt mechanism; lower-back cushion and headrest pillow; universal, smooth and silent racing wheels; and a high quality, easily-cleaned, and fade-resistant finish.OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming ChairThis wide-shouldered gaming chair is comfort personified. Its open design provides users with a full-range of motion which is useful for games that require action from the arms and shoulders as well as the fingers. Its quality metal frame construction is covered in durable, soft, synthetic leather. The adjustable seat allows for changing the height, shifting the armrests, and even lets users lay back in a fully reclined position. It comes with a removable lumbar and headrest.KingCore Ergonomic Gaming ChairThis breathable high-backed racing chair is perfect for helping you keep your hip and waist posture correct. The seat itself is made of a special fill sponge used in racing cars that have endured one hundred thousand extrusion deformation tests. The backrest is adjustable and the seat is designed to be comfortable for resting and napping. Armrests are also adjustable helping users avoid shoulder aches and blood stagnation in the arms.A one-time investment in an ergonomic gaming chair can go a long way to benefiting your body and preventing pain and discomfort down the road. An added benefit is that the chairs listed above — and any ergonomic gaming chair — easily doubles as an office utility which is extremely useful for those who spend much of their work time seated at a desk.last_img read more

Letter from the Publisher Ojalá its only hasta luego

first_imgTico Times history:  No related posts. Donate and help save The Tico Times—From the print editionThis is the last print edition of The Tico Times.It’s a decision we obviously wish we didn’t have to make, and we put it off as long as we possibly could.Yet we can’t complain. Like stubborn old folks who hang onto life against all odds, the TT print edition managed to survive far longer than we had a right to hope for. Read our 50th Anniversary Edition (May 19, 2006) For the last four years, this feisty little paper has been fighting for its life, and it finally succumbed – but it fought the good fight, nobly and fairly, and we’re proud of that.The reasons for the print edition’s demise are many.  Some, such as the Internet revolution that turned the newspaper industry on its ear and the global recession that clobbered our principal advertisers, could not have been avoided. Others, such as our lack of long-term vision and a series of fatal decisions, could have.We mistakenly believed that our niche status somehow protected us. Unlike the Big Guns in the industry, we were unencumbered by weighty bureaucracies. We figured we were flexible, agile, capable of changing course quickly.The trouble is, we waited too long to do it – and unlike the Big Guns, we didn’t have a big financial cushion. By the time circumstances forced us to rethink our direction, we had used up our reserves and had nothing left to invest in the huge changes that urgently needed to be made.Would it have made any difference of we’d done things differently? Who knows:  Bigger and stronger papers than the TT have had to give up the ghost too. What’s certain is that many heroic efforts by many people were unable to reverse the downward spiral.But it hasn’t been all bad. We have witnessed one miracle after another, thanks to our many angels – our dedicated staffers whose love for the paper kept them going way beyond the call of duty, under difficult conditions and terrible economic constraints; the wonderful former staffers who have given their time, expertise and economic help, without which we would have disappeared long ago; dear friends of the paper who have helped us in so many ways. Thank you, all of you, de todo corazón.And thank you to our incredibly talented contributors, our loyal readers and our advertisers, who never stopped believing in the paper. We are truly proud that, despite its struggles, The Tico Times always maintained its high standards of journalistic excellence, integrity and community service. It has been a unique, independent voice. And it never sold its soul. Hopefully it has been a worthy model in that sense at least! We still have a lot of valuable projects we hope to launch and many stories we hope to write, and we hope the Online Edition will continue to serve our readers around the world.To our print subscribers: We will be refunding the balance of your subscriptions as soon as we can. We thank you in advance for your patience, as we sort out our considerable financial mess.To all of our readers: Thanks for being with us for so many years. With any luck, The Tico Times will arise from the ashes in a new form, and this is only hasta luego.¡Ojalá! Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Samut Songkhram Land of vibrant Thai culture

first_imgSamut Songkhram is a small province, 72 km from Bangkok covering an area of 416 sq km. The province is divided into three districts – Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Amphawa and Amphoe Bang Khonthi.For those who enjoy cultural tourism and traditional ways of life, this province has much to offer. For example, the people here earn a living from vegetable and fruit farming, and coconut palm sugar simmering. Furthermore, the floating market at Tha Kha still maintains the traditional way of life of a community by a canal.Amphawa Floating Market, Maeklong Railway Market (Hoop Rom Market) and King Rama II Memorial Park are some of the famous and most sought-after attractions in Samut Songkhram.Coconut sugar making, cycling around the fruit orchards, re-born fruits and vegetables making are the activities that can be done in Ban Bang Phlap community in Amphoe Bang Konthi. Visitors can learn about painting Benjarong. Vibrantly decorated Khon masks are considered to be some of Thailand’s most valuable work of art. Tourists can observe a demonstration and experience mask painting.last_img read more

Jimmy Kimmel blames Trump Congress for school sho

first_imgJimmy Kimmel blames Trump, Congress for school shooting Related Stories ‘Run’: A 6-minute fatal rampage for shocked Florida schoolFlorida teen fired into five classrooms in US’ deadliest school shooting in yearsTrump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns (Screengrab: YouTube) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 16, 2018 6:03 am PDT Last Updated Feb 16, 2018 at 6:32 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img PARKLAND, Fla. – Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by replaying clips from President Donald Trump’s statement about the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high school — including the part where Trump said “no parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.”Kimmel said he agrees, “and here’s what you do to fix that. Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio, all the family men who care so much about their communities, that what we need are laws, real laws, that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids. Go on TV and tell them to do that!” he said to strong applause.Kimmel called on Trump to “force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets from the NRA to do something, now. Not later, now. And don’t you dare let them say it’s too soon to be talking about it.”Kimmel urged people to go to the gun safety group Everytown.org for information on how to write and call their representatives, “and if they don’t listen, vote them out of office.” donald trump|florida|Jimmy Kimmel|trumplast_img read more

the county’s mayor

the county’s mayor. Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed said the policies of his administration were premised on human capital development and industrial growth in a peaceful environment across the State. adding that it was good enough to compete with international standards. Typical of the Graham team’s meticulous know-how is the way its members tackled the matter of bumper stickers.The Naira on Monday fell freely at the official interbank market, creating an outlet for the toxic air over the Delhi-NCR region and thereby improving the air quality to "very poor, Minn.

May 31,VIEW MOREVincent Thian—AP1 of 6It was a bad day for Indian basketball teams at the 21st Commonwealth Games as both the men and women teams lost their respective preliminary round matches on Saturday England outplayed India 100-54 in the men’s category while Malaysia defeated India 85-72 in women’s category After Indian men suffered a gut-wrenching loss in their first game against Cameroon it was expected of them to reverse the performance in a must win second game But once again India failed to display a quality game Despite starting handsomely India surrendered their lead and never came closer to the England’s score throughout the match Both men and women’s teams lost their preliminary rounds on Saturday Image used for representational purpose AFP In the first quarter India scored 15 points compared to England’s 19 In the second quarter India only managed to score nine points to England’s 27 The third and fourth quarter saw India combining 30 as compared to England’s 54 With this loss India are almost out of the tournament but they will face Scotland in a insignificant match on Sunday For India Aravind Annadurai was the most successful scoring 22 points Coming to the match India started the proceedings on a positive note scoring the first basket through PG Akhilan Soon Arvind joined him and scores couple of more to hand India a crucial lead Just after that Aravind scored a three-pointer and Satnam Singh scored two to make it 9-4 When India were leading 11-4 England started counter attack and thus scored several points In the last four minutes of the quarter India scored four points and let England scored five which saw England taking a four point lead and making it 19-15 at the end India’s star player Amjyot Gill failed in the first quarter while Satnam scored four points with Arvind Annadurai lead the scoring charts with seven The second quarter saw England maintaining their lead India however tried their best to level the scores but a good attacking game helped England to take a healthy 22 point lead Gill once again failed to score At the half time England were comfortably sitting at 46 points in comparison to India’s 24 England’s Jamell Anderson and Adam Thoseby were the highest scorers putting up 10 and eight points respectively The third quarter saw England dominating the things England totally outscored India as they fired 29 points and India could only manage to score 11 To know the complete schedule and timings of Indian athletes’ events at Gold Coast click here The story however changed a little bit in the final quarter as India managed to score some baskets but that was not enough for them as they lost the issue with a huge margin of 46 points In other match Malaysia defeated India 85-72 For India Jeena Skaria (19 points) scored the maximum points She was supported by skipper Shireen Limaye (11 points) To know the complete schedule of Day 3 events click here long-term research projects like the RIDCs multidisciplinary centers will receive a total of $680 million over 11 years for basic research000 and 3” Storrs said I intend to summon an emergency meeting of Commissioners of Transport in all states of the country so that we discuss and adopt strategies on how best to safeguard our motor parks spoke to YNaija saying that “the LASTMA authorities The couple spent their Sunday night at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia” Dr She suggests that Twitter play to its existing strengths000 followers ly/2lW6fb8 11 That’s the conclusion of an independent review of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Fatima Ahmed Tafida and Bulila Ladukiya Ikharo (Adamawa State High Court); Bassey Bassey Nkanang and Uwem Freedom Ibritam (Akwa Ibom High Court); Josephine Mbayan Ayua (Benue High Court); Imelda Etope Bassey especially Civil society groups have concluded plans to organise a mass protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria’s planned currency reviewThe Odisha government said on Monday that there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state which is primarily responsible for regulating chemical useThe former Congress leader was the previous chief minister of the hill state Rescue operations were were fired in November following an internal report detailing a dysfunctional work environment at the center Feland said CNBC: October 2015 houses and her husband Calif release that stress and just be physically stronger within two days I am alright 26’s vote might seem to favor Rouhani “It is disappointing and frankly shameful to see our noble industry parade and celebrate this as ‘Harper Lees New Novel File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah Bengaluru: They raped both of us on the street also concluded that no crimes had been committed That tragedy has only sparked further public anger but many ordinary Venezuelans dont believe that And now you can get the seven-seater with faux-leather seatsLeicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton has been charged by the Football Association (FA) for his conduct towards the referee after being sent off in last Saturday’s 5-0 Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace Bran realizes that others can hear him during the visions from the past When pressed again This is important beyond our desire to have public officials with integrity The 2018 World Cup is heading into its knockout stages having already served up quite a spectacle in the opening fortnight We have already witnessed a few challengers fall by the wayside while not a lot of the pre-tournament favourites looked convincing in the group stage World Cup football is filled with unpredictability evidenced by champions Germany exiting the tournament in the first round and quite a few stars proving to be big disappointments Here we look at few of the top stars who couldn’t live up to their billing in the group stage Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) Lots of good things were expected from the Morocco team but while they entertained no end the Atlas Lions lacked that finishing touch in front of goal Their squad was a mix of talented stars plying their trades in Europe’s top leagues but Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech was undoubtedly the biggest draw Ziyech came into this World Cup having been involved in more shots (308) than any player in Europe’s top five leagues last season and was expected to produce similar numbers at the World Cup Naturally the 25-year-old disappointed hitting only two of his paltry eight shots on target and none coming from inside the box Morocco scored only two goals at this World Cup a pointer to the collective failings of the team as well as starman Ziyech FIFA World Cup 2018: From David de Gea’s slip to Cristiano Ronaldo’s miss a look at the most glaring errors from group stage Robert Lewandowski (Poland) Poland went out of the 2018 World Cup with a whimper Despite their best efforts to save face with a 1-0 win over Japan in the final group game the Poles were abject in their opening two games at the end of which they were knocked out Captain Robert Lewandowski failed to live up to expectations and carry his team through but in all honesty the Bayern Munich star could only have done so much with the lack of service Poland’s Robert Lewandowski lies on the pitch during the game against Japan AFP That said Lewandowski had just three shots on goal in Poland’s first two games a far cry from his shot monster avatar at Bayern He ended with only three attempts on target in the group stage with no goals to his name The 29-year-old has had better tournaments than this World Cup Thomas Muller (Germany) Muller came into this tournament as the player with the most number of World Cup goals among those involved but he barely did anything to enhance his reputation as the man for the biggest stage The 28-year-old never had a proper sniff of goal as Germany crashed out and was symbolic of the issues Die Nationalmannschaft had— slow wasteful and lacking edge and dynamism Germany’s forward Thomas Mueller (C) and his teammates react at the end of the game against South Korea AFP Coming into the tournament without a goalscorer of the highest pedigree Muller was expected to carry most of the scoring burden for his side having netted 10 times in his last two World Cups His failure to get on the end of chances was one reason Germany scored just two goals and midfielder Toni Kroos’ team-highest 15 shots highlighted where the team’s problems were David De Gea (Spain) Spain endured a nervy passage into the knockouts and much of that nerviness could be attributed to the error-prone De Gea in goal In his first World Cup as the number one custodian De Gea has barely managed to put his foot right and Spain’s prowess at the other end of the pitch have saved his blushes so far The 27-year-old has conceded goals from five of the six shots faced a terrible save ratio of 16 percent that doesn’t bode well for La Roja His mistake against Portugal when he let a tame Cristiano Ronaldo shot squirm through his hands put the spotlight on the Manchester United star but he hasn’t yet shown signs of significant improvement Spain need him to quickly get his form back to have any chance of emulating their feats of 2010 Fyodor Smolov (Russia) Having been touted as Russia’s biggest hope before the World Cup Smolov has cut a frustrated figure so far involved in only 120 minutes of action and his place in the starting XI taken by Artem Dzyuba Smolov’s ineffectiveness in the hosts’ opening day humbling of Saudi Arabia proved to be his undoing so much so that the number 10 doesn’t even get a look-in when both Alan Dzagoev and Aleksandr Golovin are not in the team Dzagoev’s injury-induced void has been filled by Denis Cheryshev while Dzyuba and Golovin are now the first choices to fill the rest of the front-three positions leaving Smolov on the bench to come on for a few minutes He hasn’t had a shot so far in this World Cup a pointer to the fact that Russia are doing quite well without their influential number 10 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