Tiger Woods decides to be his own swing coach

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next AP FILE PHOTOTiger Woods is embarking on his latest comeback without a swing coach.Woods said Friday (Saturday Manila time) on Twitter that since fusion surgery on his lower back in April, he has been relearning his body and his golf swing by relying on feel and the previous three years of work with Dallas-based Chris Como.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutout MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img View comments 2 officials convicted at FIFA trial; 3rd awaits verdict “For now, I think it’s best for me to continue to do this on my own,” Woods said. “I’m grateful to Chris Como for his past work, and I have nothing but respect for him.”Como was not in the Bahamas when Woods returned following his fourth back surgery. In his first competition in 10 months, Woods had plenty of speed and power in his swing, shot three rounds in the 60s at the Hero World Challenge and tied for ninth against an 18-man field, 10 shots behind Rickie Fowler.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMore important than his score was his form: Woods looked strong and fit with his swing and his posture all through the week.He has not said where he will play first in 2018. The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Unlike the previous three coaches employed by Woods — Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Sean Foley — Como was not as steady a presence in public even when Woods played an 11-event schedule in 2015.Notah Begay, who has known Woods since they played together at Stanford, introduced him to Como in the summer of 2014. Woods hired him as a consultant late that year as he talked about a “new old swing” he would try to employ.Como said in a text message that Woods’ “electrifying play” in the Bahamas was the byproduct of “a lot of hard work over the last few years while fighting through injury and pain,” and he felt there was plenty of enthusiasm for next year.“When our professional relationship began, I was asked to help Tiger utilize his own instincts and feel while playing pain free,” Como said. “I think we’ve accomplished that and I’m proud of the results. Tiger is ready to have an incredible run in his career. I’m eager to watch what will be one of the most exciting sports comebacks of all time.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breadslast_img read more

India wins 4 medals in Asian Amateur Boxing Championship 2015: All you need to know

first_imgThe 28th edition of Asian Amateur Boxing Championship was organised in Bangkok, Thailand from August 26, 2015 to September 5, 2015. Kazakhstan led the medal table with 7 medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze), followed by Uzbekistan with 8 medals (2 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze) and Thailand ended up third with 2 medals (2 Gold).India finished sixth on the medal table with 4 medals (1 Silver, 3 Bronze). India had the third highest number of medals after Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. India’s  boxer, Vikas Krishan Yadav won a silver medal in Middleweight 75 kg event. The other three bronze medals came from Devendro Singh who won in Light flyweight 49 kg event, Shiva Thapa who won the medal in Bantamweight 56 kg event and Satish Kumar who won the medal in Super heavyweight +91 kg event.This year, the Boxing Championship was the biggest competition with 188 boxers from 28 nations. Out of 28 countries, 15 countries won a medal, individually and about 66 boxers this year qualified for  DOHA 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championship through Asian Boxing Tournament.The final medal list as the 15th World Championship in Athletics concluded on September 5:1. Kazakhstan: 7 medals (5 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)2. Uzbekistan: 8 medals (2 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze)3. Thailand: 2 medals (2 Gold)4. Mongolia: 3 medals (1 Gold, 2 Bronze)5. Philippines: 2 medals (2 Silver)6. India: 4 medals (1 Silver, 3 Bronze)7. China: 2 medals (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)8. Iran: 3 medals (3 Bronze)9. Japan: 2 medals (2 Bronze)10. Iraq: 1 medal (1 Bronze)10. Jordan: 1 medal (1 Bronze)10. Kyrgyzstan: 1 medal (1 Bronze)10. South Korea: 1 medal (1 Bronze)10. Syria: 1 medal (1 Bronze)10. Tajikistan: 1 medal (1 Bronze)last_img read more

Ready to hold jallikattu at Alanganallur: Officials

first_imgMadurai, Jan 21 (PTI) With the Centre clearing a draft ordinance to allow jallikattu, the Madurai district administration today said it is fully prepared to hold the bull-taming sport at Alanganallur, near here.Alanganallur is famous for conducting jallikattu events.District Collector K Veera Raghava Rao said everything is ready and they are waiting for the green signal from the government.Officials said with the Collector inspecting the venue, the sport is likely to be held in a day or two.The Centre had last night cleared an ordinance on jallikattu, paving the way for the Tamil Nadu government to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last five days. PTI SSN BN RClast_img

10 months agoBayern Munich keen to replace Robben with Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi

first_imgBayern Munich keen to replace Robben with Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich want to replace Arjen Robben with Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.The Sun says the Chelsea youngster is the German giants’ top transfer target in a £30million deal this month.And he will get the No10 next season when Robben leaves the club, showing the teenager how highly they rate him.Robben is a club legend with seven Bundesliga titles and a Champions League triumph during his time at Allianz Arena.As a Chelsea player Robben won two Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as an FA Cup before he was sold to Real Madrid in 2007.Hudson-Odoi is seen as the face of a bright future for the club and has refused to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge, with the prospect of following Jadon Sancho to Germany appealing after finding chances limited.Chelsea have twice rejected bids from Bayern, with the Blues reportedly demanding a package of £36m for the winger. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Johnston feted as the peoples Governor General at farewell ceremony

first_imgOTTAWA – As he prepares to return to private life after seven years as Governor General, David Johnston is being toasted as a warm and genial man of the people who connected deeply with Canadians.Johnston’s term ends Monday, when former astronaut Julie Payette is to be sworn in.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s known Johnston since childhood and has always considered him a “man of strength and intelligence and compassion,” an athlete and an academic dedicated to education and lifelong learning.Working with him since becoming prime minister two years ago, Trudeau says he’s also come to know Johnston as a “man of integrity who embodies the principles for which our country stands.”As a parting gift, the federal government is donating a $3 million grant and up to $7 million in matching funds over 10 years to the Rideau Hall Foundation, a charity Johnston founded to promote equality of educational opportunity, invest in Canadian innovators and foster more volunteerism.For his part, Johnston says it’s been an honour to serve Canada.“Serving as Governor General is a responsibility I have cherished for the past seven years,” he said during a farewell ceremony Thursday in Parliament’s Hall of Honour.“I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to give back to this country I love so much.”Earlier Thursday, Johnston’s name was immortalized in the cornerstone of a new tourist welcome centre on Parliament Hill that is slated to open next year.At the ceremony, Trudeau had particular praise for Johnston’s ability to connect “in deeply meaningful ways” with Canadians. Johnston’s example is a reminder of how important it is to maintain a strong connection with people from all walks of life, he added.Trudeau also praised Johnston’s wife, Sharon, for her own “incredible” public service over the past seven years.“On behalf of all Canadians, I need to express my deepest gratitude to their excellencies for their many, many contributions to Canada. Together you’ve made this country a better place to call home.”Prior to being chosen as Canada’s 28th governor general in 2010 by then prime minister Stephen Harper, Johnston had spent a distinguished career in academe, including stints as dean of law at the University of Western Ontario, principal of McGill University, and president of the University of Waterloo.He was born in Sudbury, Ont., the son of a hardware store owner and attended Sault Collegiate Institute in nearby Sault Ste. Marie. He played high school football and hockey and was scouted by the NHL at one point.He attended Harvard University, where he was captain of the varsity hockey team and toyed again with the NHL before opting for Cambridge and then Queen’s University.last_img read more

Deron Williams Plays Golf For Autism Speaks

first_imgBrooklyn Nets star Deron Williams, former NBA star Cliff Robinson, former UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun, and more were among the celebrities who teed off in support of the autism community at the Autism Speaks Fifteenth Annual Celebrity Golf Challenge on Monday, June 17, at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck.Deron_Williams with Autism Speaks President Liz Feld and Jim CalhounCredit/Copyright: Bob Malone/VEJoining the all-star list of celebrities were Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright, and event Co-chairs Susan and Kevin Murray. The Wrights co-founded Autism Speaks in February 2005 after their grandson, Christian, was diagnosed with autism. The annual event has raised more than $12 million towards research, awareness and advocacy efforts for individuals and families who are affected by autism. Autism Speaks is the world’s largest autism and advocacy organization.Deron Williams Plays Golf For Autism SpeaksCredit/Copyright: Bob Malone/VElast_img read more

Maria Sharapova Joins Elton Johns WTT Smash Hits Charity Tennis Event

first_imgThe Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is pleased to announce that tennis star Maria Sharapova will join Mardy Fish, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Mark Philippoussis, and Andy Roddick to headline World TeamTennis (WTT) Smash Hits at Caesars Palace, a charity night of tennis co-hosted by longtime friends Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King on Monday, October 10, 2016.Also joining the line-up is former world No. 1 doubles standout Liezel Huber. Tennis action is set for 6:30 p.m. PT on a specially-constructed tennis court in the valet parking lot off of Caesars Palace Drive with the pre-match VIP Reception and Auction kicking off at 5:00 p.m.This will be Ms. Sharapova’s WTT Smash Hits debut. “I am really excited to get back on the court for a great cause,” said Sharapova. “I have been wanting to play this event for Billie and Elton for a long time so I am looking forward to a great night of tennis.”Last year’s event at Caesars Palace raised more than $1 million, bringing the historic total to more than $14 million for EJAF and various local AIDS charities since 1993. Elton, Billie Jean, and all players will participate in the pre-match live auction, which will include an Elton John signed piano bench and Billie Jean’s Wimbledon tickets among other items.Captained by Elton and Billie Jean, the players will form two teams and play a WTT match featuring singles and doubles matches. Elton will participate in a celebrity doubles match to open the event. Last year, Team Elton took a 12-11 edge in the overall series with a 17-11 win over Team Billie Jean.“It is always such a great pleasure to co-host this wonderful event with my dear friend Billie Jean King, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to Caesars Palace for some more amazing tennis,” said Sir Elton John. “This family-friendly event helps to raise awareness about the continuing challenges of the AIDS epidemic both locally and nationally and to raise urgently needed dollars for community-based HIV prevention, education, advocacy, treatment, and care services. I urge all tennis fans and concerned citizens in the Las Vegas area to support this event and bring their families for a wonderful evening of tennis for a great cause.”Caesars Palace, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is also home to Elton John’s hit show, “The Million Dollar Piano.”Tickets for WTT Smash Hits are available through WTTSmashHits.com or axs.com, or by calling The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office at (866) 320-9763 or AXS at (888) 929-7849. All seating will be reserved and have chairbacks. VIP seats, which include admission to the pre-match VIP Reception and Live Auction, are $545. For the tennis action only, Premium Reserved chairback seats are $136.25 and Reserved chairback seats are $59.95. Ticket prices include Live Entertainment Tax as assessed by the state of Nevada.Official event sponsors include host sponsor Caesars Palace and presenting sponsor Citi. Additional sponsors and partners include AmerisourceBergen, Cashman Photo, Core Academy, DecoTurf, Donnelley Financial Solutions, Fanatics, GEICO, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, KXNT News/Talk Radio & CBS Sports Radio – Las Vegas, Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, NBC & The CW – Las Vegas, WG Communications Group, Wilson and XS Tennis – Chicago. Ryan Wolfington and USTA Nevada are promotional partners of WTT Smash Hits.For more information on WTT Smash Hits, visit WTTSmashHits.com.last_img read more

Italian government indicates willingness to amend budget

first_imgMILAN — Italy’s government borrowing costs are easing — a sign of investor relief — after the government indicated it is considering changes to the draft budget rejected by the EU’s executive body.Bond yields dropped Tuesday after Italy’s populist leaders said that its focus is “on relaunching growth and development” and that it “wasn’t a question of decimals.” The statement late Monday showed a willingness to respond to the EU Commission’s concerns about a spending plan that would increasing Italy’s debt to 2.4 per cent of GDP, three times the level agreed by the previous government.After weeks of resistance, Italy’s leaders seem intent on avoiding sanctions and reducing high borrowing costs, which could wipe out the positive impact of any reforms.The government says it has communicated its willingness to the EU but did not indicate possible amendments.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 46.99 points to 15,901.76.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 87.55 points to 23,417.01.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 5.99 points to 2,563.14.The Nasdaq composite index was down 1.31 points to 6,562.58.The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.84 cents US, down from Wednesday’s average price of 78.30 cents US.

Business Highlights

___Hundreds of thousands stranded as travel agency collapsesLONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of travellers have been stranded across the world after the British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed in the middle of the night. The move by the 178-year-old company immediately halted almost all of its flights and hotel services and laid off 21,000 employees. The British government was taking charge of getting the firm’s 150,000 U.K.-based customers back home. Sun-drenched airports saw long lines of passengers trying to find a way home.___Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?NEW YORK (AP) — Tech giants and billionaires hope a new, cheaper crop of internet-beaming satellites and balloons can get internet to those who don’t have it. They face technical and financial challenges. Previous efforts to zoom fleets of satellites to space ended in failure. And the internet service that does result may still be too expensive to help the people who can’t get online.___Global postal union meets amid Trump threat to pull US outGENEVA (AP) — The effects of President Donald Trump’s standoff with China could soon be coming to a post office near you, and higher shipping rates for some packages are the likely outcome. The administration is threatening to pull the United States out of the 145-year-old Universal Postal Union, complaining that some postal carriers like China’s aren’t paying enough to have foreign shipments delivered to U.S. recipients. A showdown looms at a special UPU congress that begins Tuesday in Geneva.___Banker who tipped off dad convicted anew of insider tradingNEW YORK (AP) — An investment banker whose insider trading conviction was overturned by an appeals court has been convicted again at a second trial. The Yale-educated Sean Stewart was convicted Monday of charges including securities fraud and wire fraud conspiracy by a Manhattan federal court jury. The new trial was ordered last year by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Prosecutors said more than $1 million was earned illegally by individuals including Stewart’s father after the son shared secrets.___GM strike enters 2nd week with no clear end in sightNEW YORK (AP) — The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. Bargainers met all weekend and returned to the table Monday morning as the strike entered its eighth day.___Fund compensating Boeing crash victims starts taking claimsA $50 million fund for compensating victims of the two Boeing Max plane crashes is open for business. The fund administrators say they have begun taking applications, and they set a Dec. 31 deadline for submitting claims. In all, 346 passengers and airline crew members died in the crashes, one off the coast of Indonesia, the other in Ethiopia.___Apple keeps Mac Pro assembly in Texas after tariff reliefSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will continue manufacturing its Mac Pro computers in Texas after the Trump administration approved its request to waive tariffs on certain parts from China. The commitment announced Monday clears up several months of uncertainty as Apple mulled shifting the Mac Pro’s assembly of from an Austin, Texas, plant the company has been using since 2013. But Apple apparently had a change of heart after getting a break on China tariffs that threatened to drive up the cost of the $6,000 Mac Pro.___Nissan paying $15M, Ghosn $1M to settle US fraud chargesWASHINGTON (AP) — Nissan will pay $15 million and former chairman Carlos Ghosn will pay $1 million to settle allegations by U.S. regulators that they hid more than $140 million of Ghosn’s retirement benefits from investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday the settlement of civil fraud charges with the major Japanese automaker and its former chairman, who also will be barred for 10 years from serving as an officer or director of a public company.___Diabetes drug victims demand justice in French trialPARIS (AP) — Victims of a diabetes drug suspected in hundreds of deaths pleaded for justice as a massive trial involving more than 4,000 plaintiffs opened Monday for French pharmaceutical giant Servier Laboratoires and France’s medicines watchdog. The company and the oversight body stand accused of involuntary manslaughter, fraud and other charges. A 2010 study said Mediator was suspected in 1,000-2,000 deaths, with doctors linking it to heart and lung problems.___Late burst of selling leaves US stock indexes little changedNEW YORK (AP) — A listless day on Wall Street ended Monday with major indexes closing little changed as modest gains from earlier in the afternoon faded in the final minutes of trading. The S&P 500 index slipped less than 0.1%, while the Nasdaq inched 0.1% lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average notched a 0.1% gain. Losses in the health care, communication services and industrial sectors outweighed gains in technology stocks, consumer-centric companies and banks. Bond yields declined.___The S&P 500 inched 0.29 points lower, or less than 0.1%, to 2,991.78. The Dow gained 14.92 points, or 0.1%, to 26,949.99. The Nasdaq fell 5.21 points, or 0.1%, to 8,112.46. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies lost 1.52 points, or 0.1%, to 1,558.25.The Associated Press read more

Central African Republic UN relief chief warns entire population affected by crisis

“The entire population of 4.6 million people is affected by the crisis. Half of those are children,” said Ms. Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. “The humanitarian needs are huge and increasing, with 1.6 million people in need of assistance,” she added.Speaking in the capital, Bangui, Ms. Amos said security is a major concern and the UN is working hard to re-establish its presence and programmes in different parts of the country. She also expressed particular concern at the impact of the crisis on women and children.The dire humanitarian situation in the CAR has been exacerbated by fighting in the past six months which further eroded even the most basic services. Violence erupted in December 2012 when the Séléka rebel coalition launched a series of attacks. A peace agreement was reached in January, but the rebels again seized Bangui in March, forcing President François Bozizé to flee.Ms. Amos and Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, are on a two-day mission in the CAR to see first-hand the humanitarian situation of the affected people, who are in serious need of food, protection, health care, water and sanitation, shelter and other assistance.“The authorities in the CAR must urgently re-establish the rule of law so that regular aid streams can be restored,” said Ms. Georgieva. “An estimated 35 per cent of the population is particularly vulnerable and in need of life-saving assistance,” she said, announcing additional funding of €8 million, which brings EU funding to €20 million this year. “But clearly, the international community needs to do more, and I appeal to everyone to help end the suffering of the people of the Central African Republic,” she said.The two officials met with the head of the transition, Michel Nondokro Djotodia, and members of the transitional government and urged authorities to guarantee that humanitarian organizations can carry out their programmes.They also visited a paediatric centre in Bangui which has treated 1,600 malnourished children this year alone. The centre is supported by the EU’s humanitarian office ECHO, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Action Contre La Faim (ACF).“Once again children are the face of a crisis. In CAR, thousands are acutely malnourished, displaced and out of school as a result of the conflict,” said Ms. Amos.In the first half of 2013, the humanitarian community in CAR has targeted 484,000 people for food assistance and reached 45 per cent of them. About 8,000 people suffering severe acute malnutrition have received treatment and 123,000 children out of 680,000 targeted have been vaccinated against measles. read more

Darfur Ban voices sadness at death of UNAfrican Union peacekeeper wounded in

The police advisor, a national of Sierra Leone, was seriously injured on 13 July when a patrol came under attack in Khor Abeche, South Darfur. He died yesterday in a hospital in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, bringing the death toll from the attack to eight peacekeepers. “The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late police advisor and reiterates his expectation that the Government of Sudan will take swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. The AU-UN Deputy Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Joseph Mutaboba, also extended his condolences on the death of the police advisor.“This is a reminder to all of us of the sacrifices that uniformed peacekeepers make while carrying out their noble duty. In doing so, this peacekeeper paid the ultimate price and we commend his courage and commitment for his effort to make the world a better place, a safer place for us and our children in the future.”Established by the Security Council in 2007, UNAMID is in charge of, among other tasks, the protection of civilians and contributing to security for humanitarian assistance in Darfur, where fighting between rebel groups and Government forces and allied militia since 2003 has led to the deaths of an estimated 300,000 people and displaced nearly two million. read more

UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea

Mr. Guterres said in a statement from his Spokesperson that he hopes the encounter in Jeddah between President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, will “initiate a process to settle all pending issues between the two countries and lead to greater peace, stability and development in the region”, and expressed appreciation to the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its efforts in facilitating this dialogue.The simmering conflict between the two countries started over 10 years ago and stems from a border dispute over the status of Dumeira Mountain and Dumeira Island, off the coast of both Djibouti and Eritrea, which have been claimed by both nations.The meeting in Jeddah follows a request made in July by Djibouti’s ambassador to the UN, Mohamed Siad Doualeh, for help in settling the dispute with Eritrea.On Sunday, the UN chief applauded another major step for peace in the region with the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended decades of hostilities over a disputed border area.SEE ALSO: Security Council press statement on developments in Horn of Africa region read more

Cheeky Nandos Restaurant chain admits using McCains chips

first_imgFans of high street restaurant chain Nando’s are incredulous today after the firm admitted using McCain’s frozen chips in its dishes.The revelations, which emerged after a former employee spoke with a local newspaper, left scores of supporters shocked on Twitter.The firm says it has an “exclusive” recipe as part of a partnership with McCain Food Services.It means they may not be the same as what consumers cook at home from the freezers.”Our hugely popular chips are developed in partnership with McCain Food Services and the specific recipe is exclusive to Nando’s,” a spokesperson told the BBC. Nando’s chicken pitta and chips, from McCain’sCredit:Ali1 / Stockimo / Alamy Stock Photo  Nando's chicken pitta and chips, from McCain's Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “They aren’t the same as their grocery products such as oven chips.” So Nandos has been serving us McCain’s frozen chips? 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Chipo Givhi (@ChipsChaps) February 27, 2018 Nandos admitting to using McCain chips is the revelation of the year so far— Dale (@OhItsDale) February 27, 2018last_img read more

Sur internet les lois sur le droit à loubli ne sappliqueront pas

first_imgSur internet, les lois sur le droit à l’oubli ne s’appliqueront pasLes avocats des grands réseaux sociaux critiquent le dernier projet de loi de l’Europe. Pour eux, non seulement il porte atteinte à la liberté d’expression et au droit à l’information, mais en plus il serait impossible à mettre en œuvre.Pour la Commission européenne, « Un droit à l’oubli vous aidera à mieux gérer les risques en matière de protection des données en ligne. Vous pourrez obtenir la suppression de vos données si vous souhaitez qu’elles ne soient plus traitées et s’il n’y a pas de motif légitime pour les conserver. Les règles visent à donner aux individus les moyens de faire valoir leurs droits, et non à effacer le passé ou à restreindre la liberté de la presse ». Ainsi les informations sur Facebook ou Google+ devraient être supprimées après un certain temps. À lire aussiSéisme, Google et chargeur, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 22 juinLes avocats engagés par les réseaux sociaux, de DLA Piper, Baker & McKenzie, Ernst & Young, Hogan Lovells et August & Debouzy parlent en coulisse d’une « position démagogique » de l’Europe, et exprime haut et fort une « atteinte à certains droits fondamentaux, notamment le droit à la liberté d’expression, le droit à l’information ou la liberté d’entreprendre ». Bref, ils argumentent surtout que l’information sur internet est recopiée maintes fois, et qu’il est impossible de l’effacer. Des arguments techniques qui ne changent rien au fond, mais qui ont leur poids. En outre, Facebook réclame par contrat la propriété des informations qui sont postées sur son site.Le 19 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Scotiabank Extension on Debt Relief Customer Program

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Release: ScotiaBankcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 31, 2018 – Providenciales – For customers still recovering from last year’s hurricane season, Scotiabank has announced the automatic extension of their Customer Assistance Program until the end of February.The program is a relief effort designed to help the Bank’s customers in the countries severely affected by the aggressive hurricane season.  Customers whose loan payments have been suspended will benefit from an automatic extension until February 28th, 2018, with no action required from the customer.  The suspension covers loan payments including mortgages, personal loans, credit cards and lines of credit.Although no payments are due before March, interest will continue to accrue during the payment moratorium and will be added to the end of the loan.  Customers with the ability to make monthly payments are encouraged to do so on a voluntary basis to minimize interest charges.Customers wishing to opt out of the program, or who wish to discuss their eligibility for refinancing or consolidating their debt are invited to call (649)946-5032.  Customers are also invited to contact the Bank to discuss any financial needs not included in the Customer Assistance Program.Scotiabank has been in the Caribbean for over 128 years, and had previously announced a donation of US$500,000 towards the relief effort as part of their contribution to the rebuilding exercise.  Half of this money will be channeled through the Canadian Red Cross that already has active societies in the affected communities, with the remainder being directed to initiatives supporting young people in these areas.last_img read more

AMI Slashes Debt by Another 200 Million

first_imgAfter renegotiating its debt and avoiding bankruptcy in early 2009, American Media Inc. has undergone another financial restructuring that it says cuts its debt by a further $200 million.The publisher says it has struck an agreement with 90 percent of its bondholders that has them exchanging AMI’s bonds for equity in the form of AMI common stock. Following the transaction, AMI says its leverage will be reduced from 7.2X to 5.1X and that the company will have an extra $50 million in free cash flow on a pro forma basis.“I am very grateful to our bondholders for having the confidence and faith in AMI to consummate this transaction,” chairman, president and CEO David Pecker says in a statement announcing the agreement. Moelis & Company served as AMI’s financial advisor in the transaction. The deal follows a similar one in February 2009 that had the Men’s Fitness publisher transfer ownership of 95 percent of its common stock to bondholders, effectively slashing its debt by $227.2 million. That deal came after AMI extended the loan payments on its senior debt several times.Pecker and Evercore Partners bought American Media in 1999 for $850 million. Evercore, together with Thomas H. Lee Partners, were the principal shareholders.AMI publishes several other titles in addition to Men’s Fitness, including Shape, Star Magazine and the National Enquirer.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday June 22 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, June 22, 2019:#1) Antique Fire Engine Show At Shriners AuditoriumThe Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association is holding its 42nd Anniversary Fire Apparatus Parade, Show, & Firematic Flea Market from 10am to 2pm, at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington.The parade will start at Kitty’s Restaurant (123 Main Street) in North Reading and travel through North Reading and Wilmington ending at the Shriners Auditorium. Flea market vendors will be setup inside along with hand drawn apparatus and model builders.#2) Film Screening Of Captain Marvel At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a film screening of Captain Marvel at 1:30pm. PG-13. Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Popcorn served! Register HERE.#3) Tech Buddies Drop-In At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Tech Buddies Drop-In from 10am to 11am. Need technology help, but Brad isn’t here? Drop in at a Tech Buddies session! Tech Buddies is a new volunteer program connecting teens and members of the Wilmington community in need of assistance navigating their phones, tablets, cameras, and the Cloud.#4) Shawsheen Tech 10-Year ReunionThe Shawsheen Tech Class of 2009 will be holding its 10-year reunion from 6pm to 10pm at Tuscan Kitchen (2400 District Avenue) in Burlington.In addition to traditional Tuscan hor d’oeuvres and drinks, there will be live music and the opportunity to relax on a private patio.The event will be a semi-formal event with no kids. So bring your significant other, close friend, or come solo and dress to impress in what will be an incredible evening to remember filled with great drinks & food, conversation and dancing into the evening.TICKET INFORMATIONTickets include entry, hor d’oeuvres + 1 drink ticket$45 – *Early Bird* Single Ticket purchased by May 1$80 – *Early Bird* Couples Ticket purchased by May 1$60 – Single Ticket purchased after May 1$100 – Couples Ticket purchased after May 1A ticket is required to attend and will not be sold at the doorSpecial Promo: Volunteer at the All-Night Grad on June 6 and receive $25 off $60 / $100 tickets.Purchase your ticket(s) online HERE. Questions? Email svthsclassof2009@gmail.com.#5) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Antique Fire Engines Show On June 22In “Community”VIDEO: Watch Antique Fire Engine Parade Held In WilmingtonIn “Fire Apparatus Parade”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Ganabhaban invitation for gettogether not talks for fresh polls

first_imgAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said prime minister Sheikh Hasina will hold fresh dialogues with the political parties that joined talks at Ganabhaban before the 30 December election.Party insiders, however, said that there is a lean chance of holding such a dialogue again. Rather, it will be a kind of post-election ‘get-together’ where the prime minister may thank the parties for taking part in the election.”The prime minister had talks with 75 political parties, including those in Jatiya Oikya Front and the Jukta Front, before the 11th parliamentary elections. At a joint meeting of our advisory council and the central working committee yesterday (Saturday), she said she’ll again invite those who joined the talks earlier,” said Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister.He, however, did not specify when the PM will invite the political parties.He also said the prime minister will exchange views with the political parties over various issues and entertain the leaders.On Saturday, Quader turned down the call for talks and termed it an absurd demand by Jatiya Oikya Front as no one raised questions or debate over the 30 December election.Several leaders who attended the ruling party’s joint meeting told Prothom Alo that prime minister did not use the word ‘dialogue’. Instead, she meant a programme where the leaders who joined talks before the election will be entertained.The information minister and Awami League’s publicity secretary Hasan Mahmud told Prothom Alo, “Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said in the meeting that those who participated in the dialogue before the election will be invited for a ‘get together’.”As many as 39 registered parties took part in this election. AL is considering this as a successful election.A senior AL leader told Prothom Alo that, the prime minister wanted the eight winning members of Oikya Front to join parliament.Another central leader of AL said, there have been discussions among BNP and Oikya Front in favour of joining parliament. They were expecting an honourable approach from the ruling AL.Also the Oikya Front would face criticism if they refused the invitation from the PM, he added.General secretary of Gano Forum, Mostafa Mohsin Montu said, “The decision will be made after discussions once we receive the formal invitation.”The BNP’s standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan, on the other hand, said, “After receiving formal invitation, it will be discussed inside the party and alliance forums.”Before the announcement of 11th parliamentary election, political parties including Oikya Front leaders sat with the PM at the Ganabhaban.last_img read more

New Law Expands Naloxone Access to All Marylanders

first_imgANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently announced that Dr. Howard Haft, the agency’s Deputy Secretary for Public Health, issued a new statewide standing order that allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone, the non-addictive lifesaving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, to all Maryland citizens. The order follows legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan that included a Hogan administration proposal to enable all citizens to access naloxone. Previously, naloxone was available only to those trained and certified under the Maryland Overdose Response Program.Naloxone (Courtesy Photo/bha.health.maryland.gov)“As the opioid epidemic has evolved, we have worked steadily to expand access to naloxone,” said Dr. Haft. “Pharmacies play an important role in providing access to naloxone and counseling on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This order is yet another tool to fight this crisis and to provide immediate assistance to overdose victims.”The Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort (HOPE) and Treatment Act, a bipartisan omnibus bill passed during the 2017 legislative session that contains provisions to improve patient education and increase treatment services, included the Hogan administration’s proposed Overdose Prevention Act. This updated standing order resulting from the new law further eliminates barriers to naloxone access for anyone who may be at risk of opioid overdose or in a position to assist someone experiencing an opioid overdose.“By allowing even more people access to naloxone, we’re helping to save lives,” said Clay Stamp, executive director of the Opioid Operational Command Center. “We must remember though, that ultimately, those suffering from the disease of addiction or substance use disorder must be linked to additional treatment to aid in their recovery.”Single doses of naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, have been demonstrated as effective in reversing a heroin overdose. However, more potent drugs such as fentanyl tend to require multiple doses to reverse an overdose. Emergency services—calling 911 or taking someone to a hospital’s emergency department—should always be sought in an overdose situation.The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s 2016 Drug-and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report, released earlier this month, revealed that 2,089 individuals died from overdoses last year, a 66 percent increase from 2015’s data. For more information on opioid overdose recognition and response, click here.In March, Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency in response to the heroin and opioid crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration activated the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions. The Opioid Operational Command Center, established by Governor Hogan in January through an Executive Order, facilitates collaboration between state and local public health, human services, education, and public safety entities to combat the heroin and opioid crisis and its effects on Maryland communities.Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to this epidemic—and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery. Marylanders grappling with a substance use disorder can find help at BeforeItsTooLateMD.org and 1-800-422-0009, the state crisis hotline.last_img read more