Spurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach coach Dieter Hecking has made it clear he doesn’t want Thorgan Hazard sold next month.The younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Thorgan is a target for Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Sevilla as he enjoys career best form this season. Chelsea also boast a buy-back option.But Hecking has told Gladbach chief Max Eberl he doesn’t want to lose the midfielder in January.The coach stated: “Max knows exactly how I think with this question …”Hazard is tied to Gladbach until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Juventus to offer Benatia to Arsenal for Ramseyby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are ready to setup a swap deal with Juventus for Aaron Ramsey.The Wales midfielder has already agreed Bosman terms with the Bianconeri, though could move to Juve immediately for the right deal.La Stampa says that could include Morocco defender Medhi Benatia.Benatia has not travelled with Juve to Jeddah for the Supercoppa and is keen on leaving this month.And with Arsenal in the market for a new centre-half, he is being offered to the Gunners in a straight swap for Ramsey. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
trevor cooney out of boundsSyracuse survived Gonzaga Friday night, but it wasn’t without controversy. The Orange, which rallied to overcome a five-point deficit late, almost lost in heartbreaking fashion. A phantom out-of-bounds call was at the center of the storm.Gonzaga, trailing 61-60, had a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds to play, but an errant pass from Josh Perkins wound up in the hands of SU’s Trevor Cooney. Cooney, upon collecting the ball, did all he could to keep his feet inbounds.Cooney, however, was whistled out of bounds. As you’ll see below, it was a bad call.Channeling Cooney’s Balance @bballbreakdown #MarchMadness @AdamZagoria, @espn, @GregAnthony50 https://t.co/7LvScmvE9P— BBiomechanics (@BBiomechanics) March 26, 2016Yep, he’s in, what a play by Cooney. #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/wG4pfaReio— XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) March 26, 2016Let’s review how much time is left.OK, now let’s make the wrong call.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2016#cooney was #inbounds #Sweet16 #Syracuse wooooooo pic.twitter.com/tZhkMHjAnw— Grove Street (@Grove_Street2x) March 26, 2016Tyler Lydon blocked the Bulldogs’ shot on the ensuing possession, and after two Lydon free throws, the Orange emerged victorious anyway. They’ll next get UVA in an all-ACC Midwest region showdown.
New Delhi: Two crucial parliamentary panels, the standing committees on finance and external affairs, which were headed by Congress MPs in previous Lok Sabha are now chaired by BJP MPs. The Lok Sabha Secretariat updated the details of parliament’s standing committees for the newly constituted 17th Lok Sabha late night on Friday night. BJP MPs Jayant Sinha and P P Choudhary will head the panels on finance and external affairs respectively. In the previous Lok Sabha, Congress’ Veerappa Moily and Shashi Tharoor used to head the two committees. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Moily lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Tharoor, who retained his Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat in the last general elections, has now been made the head of the Standing Committee on Information Technology. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who was a member of the panel on external affairs has now been moved to the parliamentary panel on defence, which is headed by Jual Oram. TMC’s Derek O’Brien, who was chairing the committee on transport, tourism and culture has been replaced by erstwhile TDP leader T G Venkatesh, who recently joined BJP. O’Brien is now a member of the panel on Human Resource Development, which BJP’s Satyanarayan Jatiya continues to head. With these changes, the Congress which was earlier heading two committees of the Lok Sabha will now be heading only one. Standing committees are allocated by Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman on the recommendation of the government.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is likely to make his selection for the next Federal Reserve chairman from five candidates, a group that includes current Chair Janet Yellen.“I would say within those five, you’ll probably get the answer,” he said when asked by a reporter if he is considering other candidates.Before Trump met with reporters in the Rose Garden, a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said that the five finalists are Yellen, current Fed board member Jerome Powell, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, former Fed board member Kevin Warsh and Stanford University economist John Taylor.Trump is expected to announce his decision before he leaves Nov. 3 for a trip to Asia.“Honestly, I like them all,” Trump said when asked if he had a favourite. “I do. I have a great respect for all of them. But I will make a decision over the next very short period of time.”The president is scheduled to interview Yellen on Thursday. After that meeting, he will have met and discussed the job with all five candidates.Yellen’s four-year term as chairman ends on Feb. 3. Trump criticized Yellen on the campaign trail last year, saying she was too political and was keeping interest rates low to favour Democrats. But since taking office, Trump has been complimentary, saying he and Yellen both favour low interest rates and that she has done a good job at the central bank.The president met Warsh, who served on the Fed board during the 2008 financial crisis, and Powell, the only Republican currently on the board, late last month. Trump interviewed Taylor, the author of a key rule on monetary policy, last week.Cohn, who spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs before joining the Trump administration this year, had at one time been considered a front-runner for the Fed job. But his prospects appear to have dimmed after he made comments critical of Trump’s response to racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.___AP White House reporter Darlene Superville contributed to this report.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A policy intended to deter the illegal trade of ivory and items made with the parts of endangered or threatened animals led the online sales website Etsy to remove such artwork sold by Alaska Native artists, who can legally use ivory in their pieces.U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan asked the chief executive officer of Etsy.com to reconsider its policy to allow Alaska Natives to keep selling products made from materials such as walrus tusks or from petrified wooly mammoth remains found in the nation’s most remote state.Sullivan said he assumes the basis of the policy is to combat elephant poaching in Africa and India and that he supports such efforts.“However, your policy fails to recognize that Alaska Natives are explicitly authorized under federal laws, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, to work with and sell walrus ivory, whale tooth and bone, and other non-elephant ivory,” the Alaska Republican wrote in a letter sent Friday to the Brooklyn, New York-based company.Etsy has not responded to the letter, according to Sullivan spokesman Matt Shuckerow.In an email to The Associated Press, Etsy said it can no longer allow Alaska Natives to sell animal products such as ivory but that their accounts remain active.“We have updated our policies to reflect the increasingly global nature of our business and our community,” the company said. “With increased global regulation surrounding ivory and animal products, we can no longer accommodate such products produced by Native Alaskans in our marketplace.”Sullivan heard about the issue from Alaska Native leaders and a handful of artists whose accounts were disrupted, Shuckerow said. In his letter, Sullivan notes that Alaska Natives have used animal products for subsistence, survival and cultural expression for thousands of years.Marcu Gho, an Inupiat Eskimo who lives in Juneau, is among the affected artists. He had sold gloves, key chains, scarves and other artwork made from sea otter fur for about five years until then items were delisted Tuesday.He said that occurred after he began a conversation with Etsy officials last week in response to social media posts he saw from other artists complaining about such problems.Gho said he had been warned that it appeared his artwork was derived from Alaska’s northern sea otters. A portion of that population is listed as threatened but it doesn’t include southeast Alaska otters, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.“In the past, we have allowed an exemption for Alaska Natives,” a company official wrote in an email to Gho. “However, we’ve determined that we are unable to make exceptions for these items in our marketplace going forward. Removing this exemption helps us create a single global policy prohibiting endangered or threatened animals.”Gho said he explained the difference to the official, to no avail. The experience has left him frustrated that he can’t share this part of his culture. He also believes the policy perpetuates a perception that Alaska Natives are barbarians.“When they’re telling me that they don’t feel it’s acceptable that I sell these things, I take it a little bit more personally,” he said.___Follow Rachel D’Oro at https://twitter.com/rdoro .___This story has been corrected to say Gho’s items were delisted, not his Etsy account, and to show that accounts of Alaska Native artists have had ivory items removed, not that the accounts were cancelled.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – News first broke about the disappearance of Denny Poole on March 15th, 2016 saying the RCMP were seeking help in locating the 15-year-old First Nations youth.It is the three year anniversary marking the disappearance of Poole and during this time there have been no updates as to his where abouts.When Poole went missing he was described as about 5’7 tall and weighing between 120 to 130 lbs. He had short black hair, and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey DGK sweater with a red logo. Poole was carrying a black backpack, Osirus shoes, black jeans and a flat-brimmed ball cap. ‘RCMP have said that Denny, along with a friend, were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12. But the teenager never got to his intended destination, nor was he seen getting home.“The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for some 20 hours taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads but appeared they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway,” a press release from RCMP stated.Around 7:30 p.m. that night, Denny and the other teenager split up to head their own ways. At 7:52 p.m., the RCMP’s dispatch received a phone call from the other youth. He reported, what police have called, a ‘suspicious occurrence’ that could have been a hypothermic delusion.During this phone call, an unknown man travelling between the two cities stopped to check on Denny’s friend and spoke with an RCMP dispatcher on the phone. “The individual spoke with what sounded like a heavy South Asian accent,” the press release from March 22 read. “Police have not been able to identify this individual.”Staff Sgt. Marcel Guilbault with the Dawson Creek RCMP said, since Denny was on foot and appeared to have been wandering in the area for some time, they are asking everyone in the area where he was last seen to check their property and outbuildings in case Denny took refuge in one of these structures.Police have since attempted to establish a timeline about 24 hours prior to his disappearance and appealed to the public for help. They have asked anyone who was driving along the Alaska Highway, or the side roads, near the Kiskatinaw Bridge and saw someone fitting Denny’s description to contact them.’ March 15th, 2016 the RCMP reach out to media for key witnesses such as drivers who were travelling between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John who may have seen two youths on the highway or side roads and fit Poole’s description.According to RCMP, Poole was last seen on March 12 around the south side of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, between Taylor and Dawson Creek. Since he was last seen, he had made no contact with his family, which was considered out of character for him.April 1st, 2016 it had been three weeks since Poole had been last seen on highway 97.The RCMP says the 15-year-old and a friend were attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on March 12, but Denny never arrived at his intended destination, nor did he return home. He was last seen at 7:30 that night.The two teens wandered the highway and backroads for about 20 hours, taking what they thought to be short cuts of the back roads, but the police say it appears they kept getting turned around and did not make much headway.April 12th, 2016 it had been one month since Poole had been seen last.
CALGARY, A.B. – A federal bill to change the way Ottawa assesses major energy projects is getting a rough ride in Calgary.Representatives of Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies took turns demanding major changes to Bill C-69 before a Senate committee making a Calgary stop on a cross-Canada series of hearings that started in Vancouver on Monday.Meanwhile, hundreds of people rallied outside the downtown hotel where the hearing was taking place, chanting “Kill that Bill” and waving signs _ a scene that is becoming typical whenever federal politicians come to Calgary. Senate energy committee chairwoman Rosa Galvez says she believes the testimony senators have been hearing will turn into amendments by the time it is scheduled to give its report to the Senate by May 9.Spokespeople for large oilsands producers Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd. and Cenovus Energy told the hearing they support the intent of the bill to improve the regulatory process but only if sweeping amendments proposed by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers are adopted.CAPP is urging changes that prevent public policy debates from being part of project assessments, that intervention be restricted to those directly affected or those with expertise, that timelines be firmly enforced and that government ministers’ broad discretionary powers be limited.“With amendments _ and they’re common sense amendments, they’re not drastic, they’re just common sense, clarifying amendments _ we can make this bill workable,” said Steve Laut, executive vice-chairman of Canadian Natural.“We can get premium products from Canada on the global market, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. And I think that’s important.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The person who posted a photo on social media of themselves feeding bears along the Alaska Highway, on August 22, has been charged.The B.C. Conservation Officer Service charged the individual for unlawfully feeding bears.The individual pled guilty in Provincial Court and was fined $2,000. On top of the fine, the Court ordered that they stay away from bears at a distance of 50 metres for a period of six months.Earlier this summer, a bear had to be euthanized at the Liard Hot Springs after making contact with humans.Conservation Officers are reminding the public not to encourage interactions with bears as this can be dangerous for both parties.More bear safety tips can be found at bearsmart.com.
Mumbai: A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers incurred an expenditure of Rs 393 crore on foreign and domestic travel in the last five fiscal years. City-based RTI activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI query with the PMO seeking the total Foreign Travel Expenses (FTE) and Domestic Travel Expenses (DTE) incurred by the prime minister and his council since May 2014.In December 2018, the Modi government, replying to queries on foreign travel expenses in the Rajya Sabha, had said that an expenditure of over Rs 2,021 crore was incurred on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities during Modi’s visits to foreign countries since June 2014. The RTI filed by Galgali finds that Rs 263 crore was spent by the PM and his cabinet colleagues on their foreign visits, while Rs 48 crore were spent in their domestic visits. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkAs far as ministers of state are concerned, the RTI reply states that they incurred expenses of Rs 29 crore on foreign visits and Rs 53 crore on domestic visits. Replying to his query, Satish Goyal, the senior accounts officer of Pay and Account Office of the Cabinet Affairs, has stated that cumulative expenditure incurred on FTE and DTE by the PM and the ministers from financial year 2014-15 to 2018-19 was Rs 393.58 crore. According to the PMO website, Modi has made 49 foreign trips from May 2014 to February 22, 2019. It also lists the expenses incurred on chartered flights on these 49 foreign trips. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenCiting e-lekha reports, Goyal gave separate expenditures of Cabinet ministers, the Prime Minister and ministers of state. According the RTI reply, Cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister spent Rs 311 crore while ministers of state spent Rs 82 crores on their foreign and domestic visits. A major chunk of expenses was incurred in the year 2014-15, when Rs 88 crore was spent on foreign travels by the prime minister and his cabinet colleagues. Galgali asked why all details were not kept separately and termed it a “lack of transparency”. “This information on travel expenditure does not give the full picture and therefore, it is a lack of transparency. The government should keep all records of each minister and their numbers of trips and their expenses and all these information should be available in public domain.” Replying to Galgali’s previous RTI query, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had said that it does not keep records of the expenses incurred on the domestic visits of the prime minister exclusively. Praveen Kumar, Under Secretary and the Central Public Information Officer of the PMO, had replied that the MPs’ domestic visits are organised by the different public authorities and documentation of the expenses incurred on the PM’s domestic visits is not part of the records and information maintained. Kumar also said that the prime minister’s tours related to poll campaigns are not official ones and the PMO does not have to incur any expenditure on them, therefore, the details cannot be provided. As per PMO website, the expenses on domestic visits of the prime minister are met out of the budget of the Ministry of Defence, while the expenses of his foreign tours are met out of the budget head “Cabinet Ministers Maintenance of PM’s aircraft Other charges”.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, December 16, 2016 – In a recent study, researchers from CARPHA and the US CDC found that the rates of death from cervical cancer, breast, prostate and colon cancer are 2-9 times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United States. Only lung cancer was higher in the USA.The study also reported that prostate cancer, a common cause of death among Caribbean men, accounted for 18%-47% of cancer deaths, while lung cancer accounted for 5%-24% and was the second highest cause of cancer deaths among males. Breast cancer, the main cause of cancer death among females accounted for 14%-30% of cancer deaths; and are up to two times higher compared to the USA.“The large number of deaths from these types of cancers is very alarming since they are mostly preventable. Breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully. Cervical cancer is perhaps the most preventable through education, vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV), screening, early detection and treatment,” said Dr. James Hospedales, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency.Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the Caribbean, according to the study, published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). This is the first time that information on cancer mortality for the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean is published in a prestigious peer review journal.In some of its key findings, the study highlights prostate cancer as the leading cause of death among men of African descent from the Caribbean as well as in the United States and Africa. The researchers found that for both men and women, colon and rectum cancers are the third most common cause of cancer death in the Caribbean.The leading causes of cancer deaths in the Caribbean can be reduced through prevention, screening, early detection, and effective treatment for cervical, breast and colorectal cancers.“Research has shown that adopting healthy lifestyle choices can contribute to the reduction of cancer cases and as a consequence deaths and costs from the disease in our Region”, said Dr Hospedales. Prevention measures include avoiding use of tobacco, limiting alcohol use, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, keeping a healthy weight, and being physically active.CARPHA is committed to working with key partners to reduce the burden of cancer in the Region. The Agency is collaborating with CDC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and other global partners to develop and implement the IARC Regional Cancer Registry Hub for the Caribbean. The Cancer Registry Hub, which will provide essential technical support to strengthen cancer registration for improving cancer prevention and control in Member States, will be launched in 2017.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
WILMINGTON, MA — Mary A. (Auld) Kingston, age 98, of Hampton Falls, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on September 21, 2018.Mary was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Kingston, devoted mother of Karen J. Brouillard & her husband Christian of Hampton Falls, NH, loving “Grammy” of Noelle, Danielle, Joseph, Cassandra and Amanda, cherished daughter of the late Robert and Jeanne (Chaffault) Auld, dear sister of Roberta Howland of Spofford, NH and the late Madeline Testa. Mary is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.Mary was so proud of her grandchildren; she really enjoyed spending time with them and attending their sporting events and activities. She also loved gardening, tennis and was an active skier in her day. Mary was an avid reader and a devout Catholic. She had a very generous heart and was blessed to be able to spend her last four years living with her family in New Hampshire.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, September 23rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to High Pointe House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.Mary A. (Auld) Kingston(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Helen C. (Cotter) Domigan Adams, 85In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Phyllis A. (Tabor) Ulrickson, 78In “Obituaries”
0 Share your voice Sky Space Post a comment Tags Sci-Tech An Eta Aquarid meteor seen over Georgia in 2012. NASA/MSFC/B. Cooke Conditions are great this week for one of the best meteor showers in the first half of the year. The Eta Aquarids are officially at their most active around May 7, but this shower doesn’t have a particularly sharp peak, meaning the next few nights are all good opportunities to catch the show. A patient backyard spotter with cloudless skies and minimal light pollution might spy 25 to 30 shooting stars, with the chances getting better as you move south. According to the American Meteor Society, the further south your observing location on the globe, the longer your viewing window, but the meteors will also appear lower in the sky. All this means Australians will have some of the best viewing conditions. These “shooting stars” are actually particles of Halley’s Comet, which was last seen in 1986, but the bits of space dust burning up this week come from an earlier, closer pass of the comet centuries ago. They’re known for moving particularly fast, at 42 miles per second (66.9km/sec), which makes for long trains but few bright fireballs. Halley’s Comet also produced the debris cloud that gives us the Orionid meteor shower each October. Regardless of where you are, the Eta Aquarids can be a bit more inconvenient to see than other showers unless you’re a very early riser. The show really starts getting going after 2 to 3 a.m. local time and will last about an hour and a half for people around 50 degrees north latitude, which includes places where lots of Canadians, British and French people live. As you move south, the viewing window gets longer, with Australians being treated to a four-hour show. The meteors will appear to originate from near the constellation Aquarius. American Meteor Society You can just lay back and relax in the early morning hours with a wide view of the sky and have a good chance of seeing some of the meteors, or to maximize your odds of spotting them you can orient yourself to look towards the east and the “water jar” in the constellation Aquarius. This is a good year for the eta Aquarids because the moon will not be out to muck up your viewing. But you’ll still want to get as far away from city lights and other light pollution to have the best viewing experience. Here’s hoping the weather cooperates and you’re a (very early) morning person. Happy skywatching!
Tiger Shroff wearing Spider-Man costume in SOTY 2 along with Tara Sutaria.YouTube ScreenshotTiger Shroff, who is considered to be one of the best action heroes in Bollywood, aspires to feature as Spider-Man in an Avengers movie. In a recent interview with Bollywoodlife, Tiger was asked if he has any bucket list of film-makers that he wants to work with in future. The Student of the Year 2 actor said that he does not have any such bucket list, but he wants to be in an Avengers movie playing the character of Spider-Man.Well, considering Tiger’s flexibility, physique and action skills, he can actually be apt to play the superhero role. Interestingly, Tiger in one of the scenes in Student of the Year 2 is seen sporting Spider-Man costume.Tiger’s co-actresses Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria were also present during the discussion and they do have a bucket list of directors that they want to work with. Tara said that her biggest dream is to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali as she feels he “epitomises what music and dance should be executed on screen as”.When asked the same question, Ananya not only mentioned Bhansali but also said that Zoya Akhtar is one director she would love to work with. She further wants to feature in a masala film to be directed by David Dhawan.Meanwhile, the three stars are all geared up for the release of their film Student of the Year 2. Directed by Punit Malhotra, the teen drama movie will present Tiger romancing both the debutantes on screen.The trailer of the film has received a mixed response from the viewers as some found it entertaining, while some called it silly. The film will be released on May 10.
A stuffed ghost rests on a trader’s screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after Snap Inc. listed their IPO in New York, U.S., March 2, 2017.ReutersSnap Inc. investors need to do a reality check instead of getting carried away by the euphoria generated after the shares of the company listed at a huge premium to the IPO price. Snap shares gained 44 percent on listing and closed at $24.5 on Thursday on the NYSE as against the issue price of $17. Snap, which owns photo-sharing mobile app Snapchat, had a bull run on Friday, gaining 10.66 percent to end at $27.09, translating into a cumulative gain of 59.35 percent and valuing Snap Inc. at almost $32 billion.On its first day itself, the company’s valuation soared to $28.4 billion at $24.5 per share. The company sold 200 million shares to investors to raise $3.4 billion in its successful initial public offering (IPO).But is the valuation justified and should investors be cautious? The answer seems yes. A Bloombergquint columnist warned that long-term investors are in for “disappointment,” citing profitability factor at the time of going public.Leonid Bershidsky said that out of 20 tech companies that went public in the US in the last decade, nine are trading below the issue (IPO) price. Out of these, six firms, such as Renren, Groupon and Lending Club, incurred losses in the year before they went public. “The first trading day is soon forgotten and investors start looking at financial reports, one at a time,” he wrote. It is pertinent here that Snap Inc. incurred a loss of $500 million on total revenues of $400 million in the calendar year 2016. It had about 100 million users. The losses widened from $382 million 2015, though revenues spiked from $59 million.Twitter, which went public in 2013 by selling 70 million shares at $26 per share, listed at $45 on November 7, 2013, a gain of 73 percent. However, the share has been on a freefall since then and closed at $15.75 on Friday. Traders gather on the floor for the IPO of Snap Inc. at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 2, 2017.Reuters
A schoolboy was killed as his motorbike hit a roadside tree on Jessore-Benapole highway in Jessore on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased was Raihan Parvez, 16, son of Abdul Mannan, a resident of Chachra Karichiya village and class X student of of Rudropur High School.Victim’s father Abdul Mannan said that the accident occurred around 9:00am as the motorcycle hit the tree after Parvez lost control over the bike, leaving him dead on the spot.
Mack Simpson was honored at the 2013 NcouragED award ceremony. He is with Valerie Allen, left, Lisa Robinson and Fandreia Bowman.When celebrating the history of influential African American leaders of our time, names like Ruby Bridges and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. automatically come to mind, but we often forget the everyday leaders. These men and woman are neighbors who strive to impact and uplift their communities. They are so extraordinary that although not world renowned, they are living legends deserving of both gratitude and recognition.“It never costs anything to be kind to people, people ought to keep God first and learn to walk around with an open fist instead of a closed one and God will always provide,” the words of one of those Baltimore legends, Mack B. Simpson Jr.One of the results of that kindness is that family members and friends are gathering, July 26, to celebrate Simpson’s 90th birthday at Tiffany East Catering on E. Lombard Street in Baltimore.Simpson is a respected and admired educator in the Baltimore Metropolitan area as well as a conference trustee of the Baltimore Annual Conference, inspired by his father, the late Rev. Mack B. Simpson Sr. and his mother, Elizabeth F. Simpson, who taught elementary school.Simpson spent most of his childhood years moving from school to school, because of his father’s various assignments as an itinerant AME pastor. After graduating from Bates High School in Annapolis, Simpson went on to Bowie State College to further his education.Initially, he wanted to attend the University of Maryland for graduate studies, however, during the late 1940’s African Americans were not accepted at UM so he moved to New York and studied at Columbia University. After earning a master’s in administration and supervision, he returned to Baltimore for further study at John Hopkins University, Loyola and the University of Maryland.His first teaching job was in Randallstown at Old Court Junior High School.“All the African American students and teachers had to undergo a great deal of screening. It was a brand new school at the time that had about 95 teachers on the staff and only five of them were African American, with only about 10 African-American students,” Simpson said.Like his father, Simpson believes in being an active member of the church. For eight years he served as the president of the Baltimore Conference Lay Organization, and as a treasurer for the Second Episcopal District Lay Organization. He also served as a musician for the Gospel Choir of St. John AME church playing both the piano and the organ.Simpson has lived through many monumental events in African-American history. When asked how he felt about President Obama, he said, “I was extremely happy to see a black man become the president of the United States of America, because I never thought I would have the opportunity to do so in my life time, but I must say that it saddens me to see how hard the Republican party has worked to see him fail, impeding him of the opportunity to do some of the great things that would aid in the development and furthering of our country.”In 2013 Mr. Simpson received the NcouragED Legend in Education Award. He also received the Living Legacy Award from Second Episcopal District Church.“I think one of the reasons my life has been long and fruitful is because I am a member of the church and a man of God who truly believes in helping others and doing all that I can to help others succeed,” Simpson said, adding, I believe the key to having a successful future is to use your talents to get you ahead.”Continuing to use his talents, Simpson still plays the organ and conducts workshops in the Lay Organization once a month.And he always gets his AFRO.“I appreciate the fact that this is one of the only papers that keeps you abreast of all things occurring within the black community,” says Simpson, who’s been a subscriber for 40 years.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals February 20, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. While pitching the new Apple Watch, slated to hit the market later this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook made headlines by commenting that many doctors believe sitting to be the next cancer, as it can contribute to serious health issues.The watch, outfitted with a feature that will remind its wearer to get up and move, speaks to recent concerns about sedentary habits as well as reports of “text neck.” Indeed people in offices today are sitting too much or in ways that hurt their bodies and physicians routinely point to movement as a solution for improved health.Related: Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag Here are four options to consider:1. Supply an office chair built to support work. For ongoing research, done by my parent company, Steelcase, more than 11,000 workers around the world had been surveyed by this winter, finding that 45 percent used three devices (a laptop, a tablet and a smartphone) and 13 percent used four devices.When offices fail to properly support technology use, people spend a lot of time bent forward, head dropped. While individuals may not give it much thought, working this way puts pressure on the neck and spine. In fact, the human head weighs on average about 10 pounds. But bent at a 15-degree angle, the head adds 27 pounds of pressure to the neck. At a 60-degree angle, it exerts 60 extra pounds of pressure. An easy way to help offset some of the damage done by sitting for hours at a time is to invest in a solid office chair. Buy an ergonomically designed chair to support your back and neck and that provides comfort during long workdays. Look for features like adjustable armrests that let you move around and change your position throughout the day.Often, office furniture falls at the bottom of the priority list for businesses, but a nice, supportive task chair is an investment that can pay dividends in health and well-being. 2. Make movement fun.Too often, people nervously equate the charge to “get moving” with intense exercise like long-distance running or cross-training. But staying active can start with simple changes like engaging your core while you work and firing leg muscles to maintain balance.Alternative seating lets workers move around while working on traditionally stationary tasks, like typing or reading, and small movements can have a big impact over time. Consider investing in a few “active seats” to give workers the option for incorporating more movement into their day. Related: Work, Eat, Sleep: How These Products Are Trying to Improve Your Daily Grind3. Incorporate a walk station at work.For motivated multitaskers, the option to walk while working can revolutionize the workday. Ideal walk stations provide some surface area for a laptop or tablet, effective lighting and power sources to charge technology, making them mini offices.Their speed is controlled, so the user can concentrate on the task at hand.4. Make it easier for staffers to assume different postures.Encourage movement throughout the day by setting up an environment that allows for various postures. Recent research by my company, turnstone, showed that today’s workers want choice and control over where they work, with 32 percent of professionals 18 to 34 surveyed preferring to work in lounge postures.So providing secondary spaces in addition to traditional settings is a great first step to keeping people moving in an office setting.Beyond encouraging movement, furniture that provides a palette of postures creates the notion that workers can “get away” without “going away” during the day. Reduced stress and improved well-being has been shown to have a direct impact on employee engagement, something critically important to reducing turnover and increasing bottom-line results.So think of investing in employees’ well-being as investing in your business and find fun ways to get your team moving. Related: Cubicles Were Originally Designed to Set Us Free and Now They’re Slowly Killing Us 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »