Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge “It was exciting. It was good to see,” said Casey, now the coach of the Detroit Pistons. “To see a guy like Kyle Lowry, kid like Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and those guys — Serge Ibaka, guys I coached — win. It was really thrilling, because I know that was a goal going in with that group, and to see them win it was great.”Casey was at the Pistons’ practice facility Friday, when they introduced first-round draft pick Sekou Doumbouya. When asked about the Raptors, he also said he was happy for the fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“For that city to win a championship, it had to be thrilling for them,” Casey said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Next game for Raptors: Making final pitch to Kawhi Leonard Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao LATEST STORIES Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 11: Head Coach Dwane Casey of the Detroit Pistons coaches his team against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on March 11, 2019 in New York City. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPAUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dwane Casey had nothing but positive things to say about the fact that his former team just won the NBA title.Casey coached the Toronto Raptors for seven seasons but was fired last offseason — even though he’d just guided the Raptors to a team-record 59 wins and would eventually win coach of the year honors. Nick Nurse took over, and Toronto won its first championship this month.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN
The Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) on Tuesday, September 27, announced it would shortly set new benchmarks for those wishing to become public procurement directors in any sector in Liberia. The new public procurement standards, according to PPCCExecutive Director James Dorbor Jallah, include individuals going through a full round of procurement courses and earning a certificate or degree at the end of the courses or training.Interested persons are also expected to be vetted, certificated and licensed by the Commission. Such candidates, Jallah said, will also have to be licensed before being allowed to operate in the country as professional procurement officers. A procurement officer caught in financial malpractice would have his/her license revoked.Jallah made the pronouncement on Tuesday at the start of a four-day training exercise in Monrovia, which brought together 46 procurement officers from the 15 counties.According to him, the new measures, when they become practice, will reduce procurement capacity gaps, and strengthen the system as well as ensure professional standards in the public procurement arena.“Our goal is to strengthen the system. This will also help reduce capacity limitations in the public procurement space,” Jallah told reporters shortly after the PPCC launched the concept note for training Level Two, Introductory Certificate in Purchasing and Supply, in Monrovia. The concept is launched with funding from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).The training, which brought together representatives from the various government ministries and agencies, according to Mr. Jallah, is held against the backdrop that Liberia’s public procurement system is currently without a professional body to regulate the conduct of procurement staff in public service.“There is absolutely no established protocol on the placement of procurement staff in public service to the extent that entry into public procurement positions in the country is usually at the discretion of politicians/heads of institutions,” Jallah said.As a result, Mr. Jallah said, the PPCC has started a series of workshops on a proposal that will be submitted to the University of Liberia to introduce a curriculum that will offer procurement courses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
2011 was a record year for the show, attracting 14,645 people and shattering the previous record of 12,500.Daniel attributes the slight drop to the poor winter weather conditions Saturday, that may have kept some families home. However, he’s calling this show a success, with many exhibitors saying they’ll be returning next year, thanks to “tremendous results”. This year marks Daniel’s 40th and final year as a trade show organizer. He will be handing the reigns to Christina Hogarth, who’s been assisting him for the past two years.- Advertisement –
LANCASTER – Capping a year of negotiations, a tentative contract was reached Friday by Antelope Valley Hospital and the union representing 1,100 licensed vocational nurses, technicians, clerical staffers and other support workers. The proposed pact offers a 4.75 percent raise retroactive to July 2006; a 5.4 percent hike retroactive to July 2007; and 3.25 percent effective Jan. 1, said officials with the Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West. The hospital also agreed not to do housekeeping and dietary work, and to bargain with the union if it wants to subcontract other departments, union officials said. Hospital officials declined comment until after the contract is approved. Both the hospital board and the employees are scheduled to vote on the contract Wednesday. – Daily News Driveway find of body probed ROSAMOND – Kern County sheriff’s deputies Friday were investigating the death of a 47-year-old man whose body was found in the driveway of a home in the 2600 block of 25th Street West. A motorist saw the body about 7:45 a.m. and notified a deputy who was down the street at a traffic stop. There were no obvious signs of trauma, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death. – Daily News Cell-phone stops set for students LANCASTER – Antelope Valley school police say they will stop student drivers who are seen using cell phones while on the road to warn them of the dangers of such practices. Deputies said they have observed a marked increase of teen drivers talking on cell phones and text messaging while driving to and from school. “Young drivers do not possess the skills needed to multitask while driving, and it becomes a hazard to themselves and other drivers,” said Sgt. Darrel Brown of the Lancaster station’s school unit. – Daily News Trial is ordered on molestations LANCASTER – A Lancaster man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he sexually molested four girls between 1998 and 2003 and gave three of them marijuana and methamphetamine. Christopher Jarold Hoff, 41, was bound over for trial Wednesday after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Hoff was arrested in January after a complaint was received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, where it was alleged that he molested and took photos of a young girl for years. Hoff initially faced 48 counts in connection with molesting three girls, who ranged in age from 8 to 12 when the alleged incidents began in 1998. Prosecutors on Wednesday added 12 more counts and a fourth victim, records show. Hoff is in jail with bail set at $5 million. Hoff was arrested by investigators with the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team, a group that includes the FBI, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. Based on their investigation and pornographic material seized at Hoff’s residence, authorities said they believe there were other victims. – Daily News District keeping up on test scores SANTA CLARITA – About 88 percent of the Hart Union School District’s sophomores and 48 percent of English-learners have passed mandatory English tests required for graduation. Those who did not pass will have up to six more chances to take the test. Latino students scored 77 percent, on par with the state average. The figures for Santa Clarita are about the same as last year – when roughly 89 percent passed on the first try. About 73 percent of 10th-graders countywide and 77 percent statewide passed the exam this year. – Daily News Breast center receives grant SIMI VALLEY – The National Breast Cancer Foundation recently gave a $50,000 grant to Simi Valley Hospital’s Nancy Reagan Breast Center, which will provide mammograms for underserved women. Reagan gave guidance to creating the breast center in 1994, and it serves women throughout Ventura County. The center is at 2750 N. Sycamore Drive. The mission of the National Breast Center Foundation is to save lives by increasing breast cancer awareness and providing mammograms for those in need. – Daily News CLU, Moorpark join for school MOORPARK – California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks and the Moorpark Unified School District have joined forces to pilot a professional development school. CLU students earning teaching credentials will work with teachers, while some of the university’s courses will take place on the campus of the Flory Academy of Arts and Technology (FAST) in Moorpark. FAST is a California Distinguished School that serves a large number of low-income students and will give CLU’s student teachers an opportunity to work with a diverse student body. The public is invited to attend the partnership’s kickoff at FAST’s back-to-school picnic at Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. – Daily News160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Lyon. June 3rd, 1997. Tournoi de France. Roberto Carlos.These are words which which bring a specific memory to the forefront of every football fan’s mind.The opening game of the friendly tournament saw Carlos score his 35-metre banana free-kick, which defied the laws of physics as it flew into the back of the net.It was a one-off goal, commonly regarded as one of the best in the history of football, rightfully so.However, it is no longer a standout strike.Mohd Faiz Subri, playing in the Malasian league, scored an attempt of even more bombastic proportions – that might just be better than Roberto Carlos’ original.You can watch the insane attempt above…
Finn Harps Reserves got the better of Buncrana Hearts at Castle Park to seal a spot in the quarter-finals of the Knockalla Caravans Cup.Buncrana Hearts 2 Finn Harps Reserves 4Finn Harps took the lead on 31 minutes when Stephen Doherty (pictured) volleyed home from 10 yards. Shaun Doherty made it 2-0 three minutes later when he fired past Owen Doherty in the home net,Buncrana pulled a goal back on 47 minutes when good work by Kieran McDaid floated in a cross for Bart Wesoloski to head into a empty net.Harps increased their lead on 54 minutes when Gabriel Aduka slotted home.Corey McBride then saw a free crash off the crossbar before Pat Loughery made it 4-1 to Harps. Buncrana got a second goal when Gerard Boyle headed in from an Owen McNamee crossFinn Harps Reserves get past Buncrana challenge in Knockalla Cup was last modified: October 13th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The Sheriff’s Office and SBI are currently investigating an incident on Jack Cabe Road that involves the discovery of a reported abandoned vehicle. After on scene deputies discovered that the vehicle found belonged to an individual who was reported missing Monday along with another individual by family. Deputies on scene discovered two deceased individuals in the rear bed of the truck that had a hard shell cover over it. Detectives with the MCSO and the SBI were immediately contacted by deputies and are currently on scene.The Investigation is on going and additional details will be provided when more information is known and what would be appropriate.
Tags:#ban#fappening#Free speech#nude photos#Reddit Related Posts lauren orsini Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Within hours of stating it would not shut down one of the major forums sharing nude celebrity photos, Reddit did just that. Yishan Wong wrote in a Saturday blog post that the site would not shut down the r/thefappening (where fap is slang for masturbation), one of the major distribution points for the photos, or other questionable forums. Reddit removed the stolen celebrity photos soon after the leak, and according to Wong, Reddit’s employees “deplore the theft of these images and we do not condone their widespread distribution,” but was “unlikely to make changes” in spite of that. “[W]e consider ourselves … the government of a new type of community. The role and responsibility of a government differs from that of a private corporation, in that it exercises restraint in the usage of its powers.”See also: Is Reddit Dropping The Ban Hammer On BuzzFeed?However, Reddit was compelled to recede on its position and ban r/thefappening anyway. “What happened is that we wrote the blog post, and at approximately the same time, activity in that subreddit starting violating other rules we have which do trigger a ban, so we banned it,” Wong explained in an addendum to the blog post.Predictably, the two events occurring at the same time caused a lot of confusion for Reddit’s users. Reddit employees worked to dispel them in a lengthy Q&A thread. Jason Harvey (aka alienth), Reddit’s senior system administrator, wrote an introduction to the thread where he emphasized “the press and nature of this incident obviously made this issue extremely public, but it was not the reason why we did what we did.” However, redditors were skeptical. The top comment brings up another subreddit that featured sexualized images of minors, which Reddit only banned in 2011 after it became CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s pet project. “You’re doing the exact same thing you do every time there’s bad press. Deal with it at the last possible moment once there’s bad press forcing you to do so. Then you play it off like some moral revelation and use free speech as the reason why it doesn’t set a precedent.”See also: 4chan Will Now Remove Awful Images—If They’re CopyrightedReddit isn’t the only website attempting to wash its hands of this incident. Forum site 4chan, where the images are rumored to have originated, set up a new Digital Millennium Copyright Act policy page in the wake of the crime. Likewise, the Prostate Cancer Foundation rejected r/thefappenings’ donations to their cause, stating “we would never condone raising funds for cancer research in this manner.”Photo by Eva Blue A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ LA Galaxy are reportedly planning to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic with former Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina striker Mauro Zarate. Ibrahimovic’s contract with the Galaxy expires on December 31, and the Swedish veteran seems to be on his way out of the MLS club. According to TyC Sports, their coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto has specifically requested Zarate to fill the impending void in his attack. Barros Schelotto managed his fellow Argentine at Boca Juniors last season, and the 32-year-old may opt for a new experience after an inconsistent spell back home. He is best known in Italy for his time with Lazio between 2008 and 2013, scoring 34 goals and providing 27 assists in 126 appearances. The attacker also had stints with Inter and Fiorentina.
New Year’s Eve is always the biggest night for party animals. Some may prefer to ring in 2015 in nature’s lap, others like to shake a leg surrounded by friends. This time, hotels and pubs in the region and around will ensure that you have plenty of options. Whatever music,New Year’s Eve is always the biggest night for party animals. Some may prefer to ring in 2015 in nature’s lap, others like to shake a leg surrounded by friends. This time, hotels and pubs in the region and around will ensure that you have plenty of options. Whatever music you’re into or the cuisines that you relish, there is still time to take a pick and forget the eleventh hour panic. Baikunth Resort, Kasauli Nestled in the serenity of Kasauli hills in Himachal Pradesh, Baikunth Resort promises to be a place where you not just bid goodbye to 2014 but also chaotic city life. Embraced by natural beauty with native Alpine flora spread over five acres of green pine forest, the destination offers a mix of comfort and luxury with 35 well-furnished rooms and cottages that come with private balconies to enjoy an unmatched view of the hills.THE PLAN The resort offers two pack-ages-two-day and three-day plans that will allow you to not just welcome 2015 but also rejuvenate yourself for the year ahead. Ideal for couples and families, the packages include stay and food, besides live music, sports activities and a DJ night on New Year’s Eve.LAST YEAR’S BASH The resort organised games, fun activities, singing competitions and jamming sessions the whole day. It was not just about the mega party at night. Efforts were made to ensure that families had a great time throughout the day on December 31.HIGHLIGHT The resort’s location promises much peace and tranquility, especially for those who are looking for a break.advertisementAT The Baikunth Resort, Village Chabbal, Tehsil Kasauli For FOR PACKAGES AND RESERVATIONS baikunth.com, 9857166230Golden Tulip, ChandigarhIf you love the mountains but hate the long ordeal of winding roads, visit Ambient Resort & Spa, which is just a stone’s throw away from Chandigarh and offers scenic views of the charming Morni Hills. Just a 30-minute drive away from the city railway station and 45 minutes from Chandigarh airport, its popular with those who want to escape the city parties. THE PLAN It will most likely host a Great Gatsby theme party.LAST YEAR’S BASH The theme of last year’s party was “neon”, spiced up by Russian dancers, fire jugglers and belly dancers.HIGHLIGHT Sonia Dudha, head of sales at the resorts, says, “We ensure that the guests are pampered to the hilt and all possible security measures are taken.” ADDRESS Morni Road, Chandigarh-PanchkulaFOR PACKAGES AND RESERVATION 8558855713Peddlers, ChandigarhPeddlers is known for starting the year on a fresh note. On every New Year’s eve, they bring upcoming talent from the region to perform. THE PLAN A band performance to ring in 2015. Peddlers’s other branch, which is opening shortly at Elante Mall, will also have a special New Year’s Eve party.LAST YEAR’S BASH A fusion band performance by band Aayat.HIGHLIGHT Vipul Dua, owner of Peddlers, says that although the place generally sees young patrons, the New Year’s bash also witnesses a sizeable family crowd.AT SCO 467-468, Sector 35-C, Chandigarh TEL 9216452021 Ten Downing Street, ChandigarhPart of The Altius Hotel, Ten Downing is known for being a pub with a difference. Styled on the lines of English drinking houses, Ten Downing offers a perfect blend of Indian hospitality and English drinking house ambience. This club has always been admired for its quaint interiors.THE PLAN Ten Downing Street plans to have different parties at two different venues of The Altius Hotel. LAST YEAR’S BASH There was themecum-DJ party for couples at the club and the banquet of the hotel hosted a separate party for families, along with a live band.HIGHLIGHT Ginni Chawla, owner of The Altius Hotel, says, “As it is situated on the seventh floor, one can see the entire city from here.” AT The Altius Boutique Hotel, 25/9, Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh TEL 8872718600JW Marriott, ChandigarhOne of the top luxury hotels in Chandigarh, the JW Marriott boasts of many restaurants. Party hoppers can indulge in an array of dining options including fine dining at Saffron (Indian cuisine) and global cuisine at The Cafe@JW, to Whisky 111 which offers premium whiskies from around the world.THE PLAN This year, this five-star hotel is offering private cabanas in the lawn area, which will also have a private butler. A band and a DJ will also perform.LAST YEAR’S BASH A DJ night was organised on the last night of 2013. From a lavish lunch and dinner spread at Caf@JW to a gala dinner buffet at Saffron@JW, foodies were spoilt for choice.HIGHLIGHT The region’s elite mark their attendance at JW Marriott’s New Year’s Eve party. Known for its excellent security arrangements, one is yet to hear about any gate crashing incident during major private parties at Marriott. This factor makes this place a major hit with single women.advertisementAT Plot no 6, Sector 35 B, Dakshin Marg, Chandigarh FOR Packages And Reservation 9988898309Tao, ChandigarhKnown for its chic ambience and mouth-watering food, Tao is one of the most to-be-seen-atplaces in Chandigarh. It is definitely an ideal place for those who are looking for a classy culinary experience with family and friends.THE PLAN Tao’s owner, Kuldeep Gupta says, “We will becalling a female DJ, Paroma Chatterjee, from Mumbai. Also, we’ll have some LED dancers performing.”LAST YEAR’S BASH The club hosted a DJ party.HIGHLIGHT Remains a favourite haunt of revelers for the last five years.AT Morni Road, Chandigarh-Panchkula TEL 855885571F Bar, Chandigarh Ever since it opened shop in Chandigarh, F Bar and Lounge has been a popular destination for people across age groups, especially young professionals. The extraordinary view of the city from this place always leaves everyone impressed.THE PLAN F Bar’s owner Tushar Mehra says, “This year, we have invited a DJ from abroad to welcome 2015. There is a huge set up of fireworks.”LAST YEAR’S BASH The property’s in-house DJ played music across genres.HIGHLIGHT “It’s the only terrace club of Chandigarh with a sky bar. Enjoying a drink on our 4,000 sq ft terrace is bound to be a unique experience,” says Mehra.AT City Emporium Mall, Industrial and Business Park, ChandigarhRadisson Blu, Amritsar Couched in lush green surroundings, Radisson Blu is located near the international and domestic airport. It is a hot spot for all parties and get-togethers in Amritsar.THE PLAN The hotel will, like last year, have three parties at three different venues catering to different types of revellers. The Grand Ballroom will have a live performance by a band, the bar will have DJ party and the coffee shop will serve a special menu.LAST YEAR’S BASH A Sufi band performed at the Grand Ballroom.HIGHLIGHT With more than 13,850 sq ft of indoor space and 19,000 sq ft of open area, Radisson Blu offers enough area for a huge gathering.AT Radisson Blu, Airport Road, Amritsar TEL 9501104580Satva, ChandigarhOver the last couple of years, Satva has managed to build a solid clientele thanks to some of the best wines and super interesting cocktails it serves. Not to mention, Storythe amazing live performances by singers and bands from across the region and beyond.LAST YEAR’S BASH A band called Street Jammers from Chandigarh performed last year.HIGHLIGHT Satva’s owner Manish says, “Satva has created a niche for itself. People in the age-group of 35-40 who are very selective about their party destination love hanging out here.”AT SCO 40, Sector 26, Chandigarh TEL 9815277777Leave familiar behind in 2015Looking forward to a New Year celebration, but want to avoid meeting the same people you bump into everyday? Pack some warm clothes, lock up your flat and vanish somewhere to celebrate 2015 in the company of strangers.advertisementShimlaWHY SHIMLA The New Year’s Eve witnesses buildings and houses decorated with glittering lights in the Queen of Hills. Shimla plays host to around 50,000 people from the plains and foothills on the last days of every year. Bollywood songs, folk programmes and musical concerts start at the Ridge and the Mall by the afternoon of December 31. The numerous hotels that dot this hill station’s landscape organise their own cultural nights, not to mention the ice skating rink that is open for people to roll on. Most parties continue till midnight or wee hours of January 1.WHAT TO DO If luck favours you, you can welcome 2015 on a pristine white carpet of snow. Plan properly and your celebration can begin even before you reach the hills. Get yourself a ticket of a toy train that starts from Kalka and soak up on the Himalayan beauty as you pass through more than 100 tunnels.DON’T FORGET Book your accommodation at least two weeks in advance. It is almost impossible to find a hotel room without a reservation. Also, the Ridge turns into a front yard for stag parties resulting in much hooliganism. Single women may want to avoid that. Do not forget to carry a cap, pair of gloves and woolen socks.KasauliWHY KASAULI It is the nearest hill town for people from Chandigarh and Punjab. Serpentine narrow roads from Solan pass through green pine and oak forests leading to this former cantonment of British Empire, which is just two hours away from Chandigarh. High mountains and plenty of relatively calmer place compared to Shimla on the New Year’s Eve. Still, it attracts a large crowd every December 31.WHAT TO DO New Year’s Eve celebrations at Kasauli Club. The club was established around 135 years ago as the ‘Kasauli Reading and Assembly Club’ in 1880. The building gives glimpse of a beautiful British architecture. It pulls the best of crowds from around the region. And what can be better than waking up to a new dawn at the famous Sunrise Point in Kasauli? Don’t forget Kasauli is a very small place with few hotels. If you are looking for some wild partying, it is just not the place for you.ManaliWHY MANALI With fresh snowgetting beaten up by young Israeli women tourists, fresh from compulsory military duty back home, when they are harassed. REMEMBER Make hotel bookings in advance. Carry adequate warm clothing.McLeod Ganj, DharamshalaWHY DHARAMSHALA McLeod Ganj is the headquarters of Tibetan spiritual guru Dalai Lama and also houses his Government in Exile. It is a considerably peaceful place when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations compared to Shimla and Manali. It generally snows in the upper hills of Dharamshala around New Year.WHAT TO DO Just like Shimla, most of the hotels organise their own celebrations in Dharamshala. If you are going with family, it is just the perfect place to welcome 2015.AmritsarWHY AMRITSAR Called the Holy City, it is the spiritual and administrative centre of Sikhs. The world-famous Golden Temple here receives around one lakh visitors every day. The crowd turns even bigger when people come to listen to the first sermons of the year. A large number of Sikhs from across the world reach Amritsar on December 31.WHAT TO DO Reach the Golden Temple to listen to Gurbani, which starts before the crack of dawn. Three years ago, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh started his New Year by visiting the Golden Temple. It can get really crowded inside the temple premises, so keep an eye on minors.