September 18, 2019
  • 4:41 am Mbappe discusses whirlwind rise to the top of world football
  • 4:38 am Claude Puel dreams of returning Leicester to the Champions League
  • 4:29 am Liverpool are good enough for the title Rafa
  • 6:25 pm Refurbishment projects already started on public schools
  • 6:14 pm Senior Police Arrested for Indecent Assault

first_imgRangers manager might not have personally identified McGregor prior to his emergence as manager but he is happy to have endorsed the deal as McGregor has saved the club severally over the past five months.The Rangers shot-stopper was brilliant on Thursday in the Club’s Europa League tie against Villarreal on a night when his defence was shaky. McGregor twice denied Villareal’s Karl Toko Ekambi in one-to-one situations to secure a vital point for Rangers.Gerrard was quoted on Daily Mail: ”I can’t believe we got Allan for free. I think it was a stroke of genius from Mark Allen,”‘You need to take age and everything into consideration now but if you could knock a decade off Allan, he would be worth a hell of a lot of money.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“He could comfortably be part of most teams. To achieve in the biggest games in any league, you need a top goalie. That is the foundation you build on.””When I decided to take over, that’s an area I was keen to add to. Speaking to our recruitment team, when I knew McGregor was available and keen to come back – desperate to come back – it was a no-brainer for me.”On their upcoming fixtures, Gerrard continued:“When we came back from the international break, we saw this period right up to the Celtic game as a really tough period. But it is full of exciting games, games the players should enjoy and look forward to playing in.”‘The next two fixtures are big for us, six important points, but we need to focus on Hearts first. It would be nice to sit top after the weekend but we have to earn the right. You get nothing this early for it.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe combination of pensions freedoms, reforms to the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS) and The Teachers’ Pension, relatively low pay awards in recent years and the fact more academic staff now work on a sessional or contract basis means there is a huge education piece to be had around finance and financial management within higher education.The University of Lincoln employs 1,500 core staff and around the same number again on temporary, visiting or sessional contracts. Ian Hodson, reward and benefits manager at the University of Lincoln, says: “We have really tried to embed financial wellbeing as being a strand of wellbeing generally, alongside physical and mental [wellbeing].”In conjunction with provider Wealth at Work, the university runs four different types of tailored workshop twice a year, aimed at employees early in their career, mid-career, those closer to retirement and one for more senior staff.“We encourage [employees] to take their own actions; it is more than just keeping track of [their] pension, it is ‘do you want to join our additional voluntary contributions (AVC) scheme, go into the USS or bring together a range of different pensions perhaps?’” says Hodson. “It is about looking at whether what [they] already have, or are doing, is going to be enough to meet [their] financial aspirations.”The programme has proved so popular that, from this academic year, it has been extended to the university’s student population, with three programmes, each tailored to each student year.“We recognised we actually employ a lot of our students too so things such as pensions auto-enrolment can become a factor,” says Hodson. “Often students will decide to opt out but we don’t want that to become the default, knee-jerk reaction when they come out into the jobs market. It is about getting them to think about the bigger picture, beyond just the salary.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn June, Governor Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 218 into law, paving the way for a $245 million dollar renovation and upgrade to the power plant at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  But the project is funded in part by revenue bonds that have to be paid back to the state.According to a memorandum sent last week by University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble, the Board of Regents plans to implement a student fee to cover costs associated with the project.Download Audio:When the legislature approved funding for this year’s state budget, the money allocated for a new heat and power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks came with this language:“It is the intent of the legislature that the University of Alaska implement a utility surcharge or increase tuition in an amount not to exceed annual revenue of $2,000,000.”  With the project currently under construction, the University is now on the hook to pay the state back.That’s why UA President Pat Gamble’s endorsed a proposal to implement a new system-wide student fee. Kate Ripley is the UA system spokeswoman. “There is never enough money that we really need to keep pace with what we need to do so this is seen as a way to have an additional revenue stream,” says Ripley.Beginning Spring semester, 2015, graduate and undergraduate students and those enrolled in distance education courses will pay two dollars per credit.  The fee will increase by two more dollars for the following two semesters. That means by January 2016, full-time students could see an increase of $90 dollars in fees added to their total bill. “We never like instituting new fees,” says Kate Ripley.  “It’s something that we have to look at very seriously and that we do reluctantly obviously because there is a financial impact to students.”According to the Financial Aid Office at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, students already pay an average of $640 per year in fees for things like student government, athletics, technology, and transportation among others. An annual survey by the College Board Advocacy and Policy Center shows University of Alaska students pay the second lowest tuition and fees in the nation behind Wyoming.Kate Ripley says the money collected through the new facilities fee will stay at the campus where it is collected. “One of the things we heard from students is they didn’t think a tuition increase was fair,” she explains, “because in that kind of scenario, a student at the university of Alaska southeast in Ketchikan for example, would be paying higher tuition for a heat and power plant in Fairbanks.”In Fairbanks, the money will go to help pay for the new heat and power plant. At other campuses, the money will be used for upgrades to classrooms, laboratories and residence halls. According to the President’s memo, the fees could bring in more than 3.6 million dollars in revenue over the course of three semesters. There is no sunset date and it’s unclear if the fee will continue to increase beyond fall 2016.last_img read more

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first_imgFour people, including three members of a family, were killed by a lightning strike at Mathabhanga in Charbhadrasan upazila of Faridpur on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased are Sheikh Arjan, 45, his wife Anwara Begum, 35, and their daughter Bithi Akter, 15, of Kuparam village in Sadarpur upazila, and Billal Molla, 40, son of Jamir Molla of Mathabhanga village in Charbhadrasan upazila.Locals said a thunderbolt struck the four people while they were harvesting nuts from a field around 4 pm, leaving the three family members dead on the spot and Billal injured.Billa was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead, said Ram Prashad Bhakta, officer-in-charge of Charbhadrasan police station.last_img

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first_imgIn this file photo taken on 30 June, 2018 Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in KabulAfghan president Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves.The announcement followed a bloody week of fighting across Afghanistan which saw the Taliban launch a massive assault against the provincial capital Ghazni.Anticipation had been mounting ahead of Ghani’s speech following mixed signals from the presidential palace over whether the government would offer a fresh truce-following a brief, unprecedented ceasefire earlier in June.That three day pause in the fighting saw thousands of insurgents pour into cities across Afghanistan to celebrate.“I once again announce a ceasefire from tomorrow until the prophet’s birthday provided that the Taliban reciprocate,” said Ghani, referring to the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday which Afghanistan celebrates on 21 November.Ghani said his administration removed “all obstacles” to peace with the announcement following consultations with religious scholars, political parties and civil society groups. But he said the truce would hold only if the insurgents reciprocated.“We call on the leadership of the Taliban to welcome the wishes of Afghans for a long lasting and real peace, and we urge them to get ready for peace talks based on Islamic values and principles,” he said, in an announcement as Afghans celebrated their independence day.Time for peaceUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed Ghani’s announcement and called on the Taliban to participate.“We remain ready to support, facilitate, and participate in direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban,” he said in a statement. “There are no obstacles to talks. It is time for peace.”NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg tweeted: “I encourage the Taliban to demonstrate their concern for Afghans by respecting it.”Ghani’s announcement was also swiftly welcomed in neighbouring Pakistan, which has long been accused of fostering links with the Taliban’s leadership and providing sanctuary to its fighters.However the offer drew mixed responses among Afghans, with some slamming the idea of welcoming Taliban fighters back into their cities to eat ice cream and pose for selfies like they had during the three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday in June.“We should not be begging for peace with the Taliban. I promise, if I see any Taliban eating ice cream in Kabul, I will hit him with a stone,” wrote Facebook user Rahman Ahmadi.Others seemed more optimistic if the deal ensured an end to fighting.“Now it is up to the Taliban to make this best ever opportunity for peace & security in Afghanistan,” tweeted analyst M Shafiq Hamdam.Desperation?The June ceasefire-the first such truce in the country since the 2001 US invasion-spurred hopes that a new path was opening for possible peace talks in the country to the end the nearly 17-year-old war.But violence has surged in the weeks since as talk of a new ceasefire continued.The days-long fight for Ghazni, which concluded on Wednesday killed hundreds and saw Taliban fighters ransack the provincial capital, torching buildings and destroying infrastructure.That battle coincided with blistering attacks on government installations across the country. Analysts have suggested the Taliban were seeking to demonstrate strength ahead of any possible talks.Ghani did not mention any cease in fighting with the Islamic State group, which has expanded since it first emerged in the region in 2014 and was not included in the June ceasfire, or any of the other militant groups plaguing Afghanistan.Kabul-based analyst Haroon Mir said the move might be perceived as an act of desperation by the government following mounting battlefield pressure from insurgents.“I doubt the Taliban would reciprocate given their past stance and recent gains on the ground,” said Mir.Afghan security forces, beset by killings, desertions and low morale, have taken staggering losses since US-led NATO combat forces pulled out at the end of 2014.But it is ordinary Afghans who have borne the brunt of the violence in the grinding conflict, especially in Kabul, which the United Nations has said is the deadliest place for civilians in the country.The Taliban did not immediately respond to the offer but in a message from its leader published over the weekend to mark the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha the group continued to push for direct talks with the US.Washington has repeatedly refused, saying negotiations must be Afghan-led.Last month, however, Taliban representatives met US officials for talks in Qatar, though little is known about the details of the meeting.last_img read more

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first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The Texas Supreme Court has heard arguments in Pidgeon v. Turner, a case involving same-sex spousal benefits for Houston city employees. Conservatives hope the case will provide an opening to challenge Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same sex-marriage nationwide.The City of Houston began granting same-sex spousal benefits under then-Mayor Annise Parker, before the high court issued its landmark ruling. At issue in the Texas case is how broadly Obergefell applies.Former Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell argued on behalf of plaintiffs Jack Pidgeon and Larry Hicks. “We’re asking for a pronouncement from this court that Obergefell does not retroactively change the marital status of same-sex couples before June 26, 2015,” Mitchell said. “Couples that were unmarried under state law before Obergefell are not retroactively deemed married by the Obergefell decision. Otherwise, there would be ruinous financial burdens imposed not only on the City of Houston but every municipality in this state.”Attorney Douglas Alexander argued for the city government. “If you extend spousal benefits to opposite-sex couples,” Alexander said, “then under Obergefell, you also have to extend it to same sex, not because there’s a fundamental right to employment benefits or spousal benefits, but because there’s a fundamental right that both of those marriages be treated equally.”The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court initially refused to hear the suit. But the court reversed itself last month, amid pressure from Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton, as well as religious and conservative activists. 00:00 /01:17 X Listenlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Quest to Make California’s Weed the Champagne of CannabisIf you’ve used cannabis in the United States, chances are it was grown in Northern California, the weed capital of America. But now that Big Cannabis is moving into the market, small farmers are terrified they’ll be pushed out. So they’re on a quest to make their product the champagne of weed. Last updated March 18, 2019.Enjoyed this deep dive? Check out more WIRED Guides. Speaking of CBD. You may have heard it can treat every conceivable ailment that affects the human body. It’s in skin creams now, and it’s touted as a cure for depression. But there’s almost zero research to back any of that up because, you guessed it, prohibition. Sure, a smattering of studies have shown that CBD might work to fight anxiety and inflammation, but the science is far from settled here. It’s hard to tell, for instance, how much CBD you might need to get an effect, and whether inhaling or taking it orally is best, or whether isolating it from other cannabinoids hobbles its effects. Draconian regulation has handcuffed science in its pursuit of answers to these big questions and in its attempt to learn how we can deploy cannabis for a wide range of medicinal uses. . The regulation borders on the comedic: the government-provided stuff is so crappy that researchers have been driving to cannabis users’ homes in a van to study the effects of the good weed they are actually buying.More research is also shining light on the potential harms of cannabis. Like any drug, it has its downsides. Of foremost concern is cannabis use disorder, or CUD, a dependence on the drug. Studies have shown that perhaps 9 percent of users will develop CUD, and research suggests the prevalence of the disorder is on the rise, which may be due to higher potencies or simply more people seeking treatment as the stigma around cannabis crumbles. Figuring out who’s most at risk, and how we might mitigate that risk, and how we can best treat the afflicted, demands more research.Now, a common distinction you’ll hear cannabis enthusiasts tossing around when talking about cannabis strains is indica (relaxing) versus sativa (uplifting). Getting even more granular, specific strains, like Purple Kush or Lamb’s Bread, are each supposed to produce unique effects. Not just different intensities of highs, but different complexities of highs—energizing or sedating, more of a mind high or a body high. Forget Growing Weed—Make Yeast Spit Out CBD and THC InsteadAs science continues to unravel the mysteries of cannabis, researchers in the lab have developed a workaround to the problem of procuring plant material: make yeast spit out cannabinoids instead. By splicing the plant’s genes into yeast, the researchers have turned the microbes into tiny CBD and THC factories. Humanity just can’t make up its mind about cannabis. For thousands of years, humans have used the stuff as medicine or to travel on spiritual quests. That, though, didn’t quite suit the British, who banned cannabis in colonial India. Then in the 20th century, the United States government declared war on marijuana, and most of the world followed suit.But today, state after state is calling out the federal government on its absurd claim that weed should be a schedule I drug—an extreme danger with no medical benefits—and should fall in the same category as heroin. Even on the federal level, congressional reps like Elizabeth Warren are fighting to end the criminalization of cannabis use. The fact is, scientists have proven cannabis can treat a range of ills and that it’s actually much safer than alcohol. The twisty-turny journey of cannabis has landed us back at a central truth: It’s actually a powerful medicine that can help treat what ails the human body.Yet as governments come around to the fact that the war on cannabis—which has had a massively disproportionate effect on black Americans—is both insane and unwinnable, the drug remains largely mysterious. The root of the problem: Unlike a relatively simple drug like alcohol, cannabis is made up of hundreds of compounds in addition to THC, all interacting in ways scientists are just beginning to understand.But therein lies the beauty of it. Things are getting real nerdy with cannabis science. So let us guide you through the haze.The History of CannabisThe cannabis plant probably originated in Central Asia, and may have been one of the first plants cultivated by humans. In addition to its psychoactive charms, cannabis gave early growers nutritious seeds to eat and useful fibers for rope. (Today, the industry makes rope out of hemp, a variety of the plant with little to no THC, and therefore no psychoactivity. Hemp fibers are even making their way into construction materials.) And our ancestors were aware of some of the medicinal benefits of cannabis: The ancient Chinese deity Shennong, or “God Farmer,” recommended that cultivators grow “hemp elixir” to treat the sick. Cannabis has a particularly rich history in India, where it has been used for thousands of years as a spiritual aid.Even as great societies of metal and stone formed, cannabis remained an indispensable crop. Ancient Rome, for instance, wouldn’t have been the sea power it was without super-strong hemp sails and ropes. The British and Spanish, too, powered their world-spanning empires with hemp riggings. George Washington grew the bejesus out of cannabis.All the while, it wasn’t like humanity had forgotten that cannabis was also good for getting high. Mexico in particular emerged as a major cultivator of psychoactive strains in the early 1900s, and that cannabis wafted over the border into the United States. Then, in 1937, the US passed the Marijuana Tax Act, which effectively criminalized the drug. And in 1970 the Controlled Substances Act branded cannabis a schedule I drug, essentially equating it with the devil himself. Except science says that dichotomy is mostly meaningless. In a 2018 study, researchers drove around to dispensaries and collected samples from 30 different cannabis strains, then compared their genetics. Almost every one of those strains had a genetic imposter—that is, its genotype didn’t match that of its supposed peers in the same strain. And the analysis found that the samples didn’t fit into the indica-sativa dichotomy, but instead into one of two novel genetic groups that don’t map to the indica-is-relaxing-and-sativa-is-uplifting distinction your local budtender insists is a thing.The fact of the matter is that the chemical makeup of cannabis is way too complicated to neatly split into indica and sativa. We’re talking hundreds of compounds, and that’s just what scientists know about so far. We have cannabinoids like CBD, which seems to dampen the intoxicating effects of THC, as well as terpenes, which give cannabis that characteristic smell and may also play a part in forming the high that grips your brain. What Should I Tell My Relative Who Wants to Try Cannabis?All this talk of weed might have you wondering: If my relatives ask me who much they should try for the first time, what do I tell them? It’s a tricky question with lots of perils that include having a very, very bad time if you overdo it. Here’s how to avoid the heartache. Why? It turns out that THC and CBD have a similar structure. When you ingest them, they bind to receptors in your endocannabinoid system called CB1. THC fits perfectly, activating the receptor. But CBD doesn’t activate it, and instead just sits in there, preventing THC from clicking into the receptor and producing a high.In addition to science’s ever-better understanding of how cannabinoids interact in the human body, a new breed of indoor grower is taking cannabis experimentation to a new level of nerdiness. The genetics of a plant only determine so much—environmental factors come into play as well. In crazy-high-tech facilities, cultivators are learning how to tweak variables like light and nutrients and water to get genetically identical plants to produce different chemotypes. This allows them to manipulate how many terpenes or cannabinoids a particular crop produces. It’s the same deal as with any plant, really: The tomatoes in your backyard won’t grow big and strong without the right levels of water, sun, and nutrients.At Portland State University, researchers are toying with the idea that the soil can lend unique characteristics to cannabis, like terroir for wine. They distributed genetically identical plants to farmers that shared a climate, yet grew on different soils. If the identical plants then provide flower with varying levels of cannabinoids and terpenes, that would suggest soil is playing a role, further complicating an already complicated plant. (Results from the study are forthcoming.)This kind of nuanced research is fueling a transformation of the legal cannabis market. With recreational legalization comes the dreaded Big Cannabis—well-funded corporations that want to get in on the action. So we’re seeing a potential fracturing of the market: Big Cannabis sets up big indoor grow operations that churn out cheap meh weed, while small growers try to position their product as artisanal. In Northern California, for instance, the Mendocino Appellations Project is making the case that due to the unique terroir and weather of the region, they produce premium cannabis unlike any other in the world. That distinction is at the moment largely anecdotal, but the work at Portland State University and elsewhere is beginning to gather data to put behind those claims.The good news is we only have more to learn about cannabis from here. Research is booming, as is the legal cannabis industry. And so one of the world’s most mysterious plants gives up its secrets.Learn More Scientists Journey Into the Dark Side of CannabisYes, cannabis is far and away safer than alcohol. But like any drug, it comes with its own risks. One in particular has been on the rise of late: cannabis use disorder, a dependence that forms in an estimated 9 percent of users. Finding effective treatments is yet another reason to encourage the research, no prohibition, of cannabis. Weedmaps’ Grip on the High-flying California Pot MarketYou may have heard of Weedmaps, a service that helps you find dispensaries and delivery services. Convenient, right? Yes, but also way more drama-filled than you’d think. As with the prohibition of alcohol, banning the consumption of cannabis just drove the drug underground. Which brings us to the legend of Northern California, mecca of cannabis production. Over the last few decades, cultivators have hidden themselves in the wildlands, producing perhaps 75 percent of the domestically grown cannabis consumed in the US. Growers here have selected plant generation after plant generation for high THC content, to the point where you can now regularly find flower with 25, even 30 percent THC, whereas a few decades ago the average was around 5 percent.While Northern California’s growers were proving themselves masters of cannabis cultivation, the plant remained—and to large degree still remains—mysterious. That’s because it’s extremely difficult for researchers to study a schedule I drug. Until 2016, for instance, the DEA claimed a monopoly on the official supply of research cannabis, licensing a single farm at the University of Mississippi that produced legendarily crappy weed that looks nothing like what’s out in the market. (Like, literally. It’s so bad it doesn’t even look or smell like weed as we consumers know it.)That regulatory wall, though, is crumbling, and science is rejoicing.The Future of CannabisThroughout history, humans have used cannabis as a medicine without the confirmation of methodical scientific studies. The Aka people of the Congo River basin, for example, use the drug to ward off intestinal worms. Anecdotally, cannabis is great for treating pain as well.As more states legalize, researchers are getting better access to cannabis to prove out such claims. Scientists have already determined that the drug can treat ills ranging from glaucoma to inflammation. But because science hasn’t had a very good understanding of how the different components in cannabis interact in the body, medicine has sort of stumbled through this.Take the case of Marinol, a synthetic form of THC used to treat nausea and lack of appetite. It does those things fine, mind you, but also produces nasty side effects like paranoia. Consider that another drug, Sativex, doesn’t tend to induce that kind of terror, probably because it’s THC paired with CBD, which seems to attenuate the psychoactivity. So deploying cannabis in medicine is about determining what compounds work to treat what, but also about what those compounds can do as a team. It’s called the entourage, or ensemble, effect: THC doesn’t work alone to produce a high, but instead interacts with other compounds in the plant. It’s probably why smoking pure cannabis flower feels different than using a vape pen. With the distilled oil in the pen, you may be getting pretty much just THC, and lots of it. Add CBD, though, and the high might be less intense. (Edibles can be particularly intoxicating both because they usually contain THC without any CBD, and because when the body processes THC through the digestive system instead of the lungs, it metabolizes the compound into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is five times as potent.) There’s Still So Much We Need to Learn About Weed—and FastThe stigma and regulatory nonsense around cannabis are crumbling, which means more universities are jumping in to research the plant. Big universities, too, like UC Berkeley, which has opened an entire center dedicated to the environmental and social effects of cannabis. The verdict so far? Things are a right mess.last_img read more

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first_img Share Tweet Submit The latest processor from Qualcomm offers faster speeds, greater efficiency and best for gaming as of 2019 standards. While Snapdragon 855 is integrated with smartphones that are out of reach for a lot of customers, there’s still a chance for you to get it in a pretty sweet package. That’s right, today we have a massive discount on Xiaomi Mi 9 as part of the mid-year sale. If you’re interested in getting your hands on the device, be sure to avail the offer as soon as you can.Discount on Xiaomi Mi 9 Makes Price Drop Down to its Lowest at Just $365.99The discount on Xiaomi Mi 9 is only valid for a limited time, so if you’re sure to get it, we would recommend that you order as soon as you can. If you fail to do so, the discount will revert back to its original pricing model. Let’s dive in to see some more details on what you get with the discount on Xiaomi Mi 9 as a complete package.Get The Xiaomi Mi 9 at Just $365.99Starting off with the design, the Mi 9 is a high-end smartphone and the latest addition from the company. It features an all-screen design with a minimal teardrop notch up top. The all-screen design provides an immersive viewing experience so your gaming and media consumption game stays strong. It also features a triple lens camera setup with 48+12+16 megapixel configuration and a 20-megapixel camera on the front. The discount on Xiaomi Mi 9 makes it a great package overall.As for specifications, the Mi 9 features Snapdragon 855 coupled with Adreno 640, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Hence, the specifications are all top-notch and the device performance is on par with smartphones that cost up to a $1000.Get The Xiaomi Mi 9 at Just $365.99If you’re up for it, the discount on Mi 9 is offered at a massive 29 percent, which makes the price come down to just $365.99. This is the lowest price we have covered for the Mi 9 and makes it a pretty appealing package overall. Simply head over to this link to get discount on Xiaomi Mi 9.This is all for now, folks. Also, do check out our massive discounts on smartwatches to with your purchase. What are your thoughts on the discount on Xiaomi Mi 9? Are you willing to get it for yourself since it is a great package? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama says smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking but calls it a “bad idea,” amid a push for legalization in several states.In comments to The New Yorker magazine published Sunday, the U.S. leader also noted that poor minority youths are more likely to get prison time for using marijuana than their richer counterparts.“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama said. “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”He added that he has told his two daughters Sasha and Malia that “it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy.”Obama, in a wide-ranging series of interviews with the prestigious publication, went on to say that “middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do.”“And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties,” he added.In that vein, Obama welcomed the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington.“It’s important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished,” he said.Couching his remarks somewhat, Obama called the move in the two states a challenging “experiment.”“Those who argue that legalizing marijuana is a panacea and it solves all these social problems I think are probably overstating the case,” he added.And Obama stopped short of calling for legalizing the drug at the federal level.Colorado and Washington are creating a recreational market in which local authorities will oversee growing, distribution and marketing – all of it legal – for people to get high just for the fun of it.While Colorado’s law went into effect Jan. 1, Washington’s recreational marijuana shops are expected to open later this year.Obama made a distinction between marijuana and more potent drugs.“I also think that, when it comes to harder drugs, the harm done to the user is profound and the social costs are profound,” he said.The article is published in the magazine’s Jan. 27 issue. Facebook Comments Related posts:Obama says he ended the ‘War on Drugs.’ Don’t believe him 92 percent of California patients say medical marijuana works Global drug policy isn’t working. These 100-plus organizations want that to change. Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even furtherlast_img read more

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first_imgLast night, Outrigger Resorts kicked off its Australia and New Zealand roadshow in Brisbane, with a successful cocktail event at The Alchemy Restaurant, on the Brisbane River waterfront.The privately-owned hotel company hosted a variety of travel industry partners and Bitsy Kelley vice president of corporate communications lead the event.The night highlighted Outrigger Resorts global strategy of owning only beachfront properties at some of the world’s best beaches.As well as highlighting the brand strategy, the night celebrated the up and coming opening of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort.Bitsy Kelley said that Outrigger Resorts are beachfront resorts and aims to be the best in the world.“We have a promise, at Outrigger Resorts you will receive a local culture, with world class hospitality, right on the beach front,” Ms Kelley said.“We’ve really had a lot of expansion in our 68 years of operation, yet the continued expansion and growth has come from a coercive effort that starts with our industry partners.”Outrigger Resorts vice president sales and marketing Mark Simmons, spoke about some potential future projects for Outrigger, with expansion in Thailand a possibility and also looking into Seychelles and Okinawa for further growth.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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first_imgDestination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase and China Eastern Airlines Deputy General Manager of Customer Committee Mr Liu HaoNSW strikes deal with China Eastern AirlinesNSW has struck its first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of China’s largest airlines to boost tourism to Sydney and regional NSW.Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said China Eastern Airlines is responsible for a lucrative market share of inbound flights to Sydney and the new deal is set to grow the market even further.“Our new deal with China Eastern Airlines is part of our aggressive strategy to make even bigger inroads into the China tourism market,” Mr Marshall said.“Chinese tourists have been voting with their passports, flying into NSW in record numbers and this Government is committed to ensuring this growth continues.“Over the past five years, tourism from China to NSW has more than doubled – from 391,000 to 793,000 visitors while the amount they’ve spent has grown by 153 per cent, making these travellers our most lucrative tourism market worth $3.4 billion.“The MoU will see investment in marketing campaigns, media familiarisations and new itineraries to drive visitation to Sydney and regional NSW from seven Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xi’an, Wuhan and Kunming.“Boosting visitation from more Chinese cities not only provides direct access to our beautiful Harbour City but encourages dispersal into our incredible rural and regional destinations, turbocharging local economies by putting more tourist dollars in the pockets of local businesspeople.“We want to see tourism growth continue in every corner of NSW, and our formalised agreement with China Eastern Airlines will provide unprecedented opportunities to leverage the China market, helping to maintain our dominant position as Australia’s most visited destination for Chinese tourists.”China Eastern Airlines Deputy General Manager of Customer Committee Mr Liu Hao said the airline was excited to be formalising its relationship with the NSW Government.“As one of China’s top airlines serving nearly 100 million travellers each year, we look forward to continuing the momentum with the NSW Government to drive increased visitation to the State from China,” Mr Hao said.Source = Destination NSWlast_img read more

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first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with tackle Levi Brownon a new five-year contract Friday. Brown had been released by the club earlier this week, andthe Cardinals re-worked a more salary cap-friendly contractfor the tackle they drafted 5th overall in the 2007 NFLDraft. Brown’s old contract would have been a $17 millionhit against the cap if not revamped.Brown has started the last 72 games at tackle for Arizona.There is speculation that the Cardinals will tinker with theidea of moving Brown to right tackle for the 2012 season. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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Ostensibly for me but it may have been an act of self-praise Iranian fans in Saint Petersburg Image courtesy: Priyansh At least he did not break into the song “Jimmy Jimmy” For my conversations with most Russian people always seem to find a way to that old earworm In Russia though the song feels as fresh as today Mithun Chakraborty is a name the locals enjoy saying tasting the letters as they come out Past visitors have told me that Raj Kapoor used to be a big draw in the Soviet Union Not anymore as the Russians have dragged themselves into the ’80s When the World Cup will return to Russia in 2050 somebody will mention Shah Rukh Khan Even when conversations are not limited by my inability to speak Russian — the best I have been able to manage till now are pleasantries and directions — there has not been much I have been able to gather As I walked in the courtyard outside the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg last week I found a few Iranians who were freely conversing in English This was my chance I was working on a story about the US-imposed sanctions and their impact on Iran fans travelling to the World Cup Bummer As it turned out they were Iranians living in Germany Like many supporters who are in Russia for the tournament their financial worries were banal in nature But there was still hope One of them was from Tehran As it turned out it was more likely to get a joke out of them When I asked “How have the sanctions affected you” The man in question replied “They have affected me a lot It cost me a lot to come here… in my private jet” He later added “The price of caviar has gone up” At least it was a good laugh and my work did get done eventually Some of it completed on the sleeper trains which are carrying fans and journalists for free during the World Cup from one venue to another I undertook a seventeen-hour return journey to Saint Petersburg after the opening game in Moscow joined only by those who had dedicated their time to the tournament On my way back to the capital I shared a coupe with three Russian men one of them a journalist and spent the night wondering what they were saying as their conversations lasted a few hours Unintelligibility though is not necessarily a problem as I discovered a few days later Following Mexico’s win over Germany my friend (another Indian journalist working at the World Cup) and I decided to look for the Vietnamese restaurant which had met our approval a few days ago I was hoping to finish some work while having dinner there but those plans went awry when we were joined by an excitable Mexico supporter and an inebriated Russian man They wanted to discuss football and they would not stop talking The trouble was that the Russian man barely spoke a word of English so I had to pull my phone out and translate everything while he plodded on in Russian At least I know that he thinks Brazil will win the whole thing The previous morning however I did get more out of a conversation when about 90 minutes were spent talking politics with a group of locals following a night of heavy drinking Perhaps it was not the best moment to air my misgivings about the Vladimir Putin regime but you could not blame me for not trying However my company would have none of it and stood by their support for the Russian President By the end I was worried that I had alienated them which was probably not the best strategy since my phone had run out of charge and I had to take a taxi back to my rented apartment But since I am writing this clearly there was no ill-will and they generously negotiated with the driver for a ride Argentinian fans colour the city blue and white Image courtesy: Priyansh That was not the only moment I felt grateful to someone over the past week or so When I arrived at my rented place in Moscow the owner presented me with a Panini sticker album in addition to some other tournament-related gifts The weather was cold and grey in the initial days but you could not say the same about my host’s mood Even as I have battled linguistic challenges there has been time to watch some football Away from the ground it was the adoration for Hirving Lozano among Mexico fans which stood out during the opening week of this World Cup But of course familiar issues did not leave me Even though I speak Spanish it took me days to figure out what Mexico fans meant when they sang “Oh Choo-ki Lozano” to the tune of The White Stripes song Seven Nation Army As it turned out this was a reference to Lozano’s smile which reminds fans of the creepy doll Chucky from the horror movie Child’s Play The things you learn when you watch “Futbol futbol”… Click here forfull coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018 Click here to view the full schedule of FIFA World Cup 2018 Click here to view the points table of FIFA World Cup 2018 He relied on Section 153 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) of Lagos State Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba coming out from faecal balls of the animals who slog day and night 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crossbow bulk ammunition for all weapons according to the network as well as throwing knives and two machetes Authorities said the student planned to target the four students and a family member at the Uniontown school Friday Contact us at editors@timecomDehradun: Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Friday alleged that development had "gone for a holiday" as the BJP government in the state had failed to deliver To buttress his charge the Congress leader claimed that roads dug up in the city for laying underground sewage conduits during his tenure had not been repaired and that schools in the hills have become non-functional File image of former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat PTI "Nothing is being done by any government department Be it education irrigation public works or any other department Each of them have come to a standstill Development in Uttarakhand has virtually gone for a holiday" Rawat told reporters in Dehradun Claiming that his government had left enough money in the state exchequer to meet needs for at least four months Rawat alleged that no fresh revenue collection had been made by the present dispensation during that period Expressing shock at the reduction in central grants to Uttarakhand despite the funding pattern for the state being restored to the 90:10 ratio he said that the state government owed an explanation to the people on the issue "We had fought with the Centre to get the funding pattern for Uttarakhand restored to 90:10 Our efforts paid off with the Union Finance Ministry restoring the funding pattern "But still quite shocking central grants to the state have declined substantially Why is this happening People of the state have a right to know and the chief Minister must explain" Rawat said The BJP government has failed in the financial management of the state he alleged Taking on the Narendra Modi government for the rise in prices of petroleum products he said that it had nothing to do with crude oil price in the international market which has come down in recent months "Crude oil price per barrel has come down and going by that the prices of petroleum products in the country should have also come down But the reverse has happened The country currently is reeling under imposed price-rise" he said On the Supreme Court recently disposing off the pleas of nine rebel Congress MLAs challenging their disqualification by the then Speaker of the Uttarakhand Assembly Rawat said the top court’s verdict had once again proved that those who rebelled against his government on 18 March 2016 were party defectors Welcoming the court’s order which termed the pleas of the disqualified members as "academic" in nature as a new assembly had already come into being in Uttarakhand he said "Hopefully it will help put an end to the politics of defection in the state" The internet couldn’t be happier about the latest Star Trek news In a thrilling announcement Patrick Stewart everyone’s favorite British actor revealed that he would be returning to television in a new Star Trek series based on his iconic character Captain Jean-Luc Picard The franchise series which will run on CBS All Access will focus on the next chapter of Captain Picard’s life according to the Hollywood Reporter Stewart surprised everyone at this year’s Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas with the announcement on Saturday “It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him” said Stewart 78 of the new role “During these past years it has been humbling to hear many stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps pursuing science exploration and leadership” Stewart said he feels ready to return to the role and hopes his reprisal of the character can help shine light into people’s lives during “these often very dark times” It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him Read my full statement in the photo #StarTrek @cbsallaccess Photo: @shervinfoto pictwittercom/8Ynuj3RBNm Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 4 2018 So far no details have been revealed about the name of the series its premier date or how many episodes it will be THR reports The new series is the third franchise spin-off of the beloved sci-fi show joining Discovery and Star Treks on CBS’ on-demand subscription platform There are four Star Trek: The Next Generation feature films the most recent being Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002 which was the last time Stewart played Picard Make it so @SirPatStew will be returning to his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new @cbsallaccess #StarTrek series that tells the story of the next chapter in Picards life‼️ pictwittercom/T5qQJ4gzU0 Star Trek: Discovery 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the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Oklahoma, posted online by the OU black student group Unheard, "The public eminence of the private person," he said.Often listening in is the special counsel himself, according to two people familiar with the requests. (3) gifts for others, The company announced in 2011 that it would begin throttling the data speeds of its heaviest users on a regular basis.

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I thank you. The governor added that it was also in keeping with the rural development policy of his administration, “Precisely two years ago this same President Buhari rejected off-hand this use of a spin doctor to heal the ailing economy.

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Stating that the entire purchase price (of the land in Solan) was Rs 5. among other things. despite its close identification with the UPA regime. salaries etc have not been made public." the England international said of the former Juventus star. Sarabjit Singh’s older sister Daljeet Kaur in a biopic based on the man who was mistaken for an Indian spy.

For all the latest Lifestyle News, took bribes of several crores, and of course the right leg and hip. However, The court has asked the state to take a final decision and appoint a commissioner to take action on the reports submitted by the Judicial Tribunal.quest of cementing a spot in the national Test side.It was alsowith this series that the Jadeja-Ravichandran Ashwin partnership would gain permanence Since then Jadeja has collected 97 wickets accompanied by impressive numbers —average and economy of 1976 and 215 respectively From being treated as the perfect foil toAshwin after the New ZealandTests to zooming ahead of him in the wicket-takers’ charts in theBorder-Gavaskar Trophya few months later Jadeja has come a long way Let us not forget hispersonal best score of 90 that camein the Mohali Test in the England series in which he could havebrought uphis maiden Test century had it not been for a rashstroke Ravindra Jadeja was the highest wicket taker in the 2013 edition of the Champions Trophy Getty Images One of the left-arm spinner’s most appreciated abilitieswas that of bowling excruciatingly long spells at the centrein energy-sapping heat persisting withan attacking line throughout the spell before eventuallytiring the batsman out to lead to his dismissal It was anotherthing that the batsmen hardly had the time to get settled before his delivery stride such was the rapidity of his overs (as a result making the lives of online ball-by-ball commentators a living hell) However when looking at the limited-overs side of things he as well as Ashwin has mostly been rested from thebilateral ODI and T20I engagements in order to give him some rest andstay fit for the five-day format The three-match ODI series against England was the only one that Jadeja was part of and he wasn’t quite among the wickets this time as compared to the likes of Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah In the10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which concluded on Sunday with MumbaiIndians lifting thetrophy for the third time Jadeja chose not to back out unlike some of his India colleagues fatigued by themarathon Test season and turned up in Gujarat Lions’ colours for its second season While his commitment was indeed commendable his form in the tournament wasn’t quite so Hisagility on the field whichwashighlighted in the run-outs that he effected in the home clash against Mumbai Indians was the only aspect of his worth noting from the tournament His lack of form might have had some impact on the Lions as they finished second from bottom ICC events Jadeja’s first big appearance wasin theICC World T20 in the Caribbean in 2010 in which his fortuneswere hardly any better than that of his team where India crashed out in the Super 8s stage He wasn’t picked in the squad for the 2012 event in Sri Lankaand his luck hardly improved in the subsequent editiontwo years later He was the toast of the tournament with the ball the last time the ‘Mini World Cup’ was played —in 2013 that is The all-rounder bagged a haul of 12 wickets at a stupendous average and economy of 1283 and 375 respectively In India’s victorious campaign that was driven by the youngsters in the side including the efforts of Shikhar Dhawan Jadeja got his first moment of hurrah more so away from the comfort of home surfaces The 2015 World Cup and the 2016 World T20 weren’t as happy events for him as the Champions Trophy with him grabbing nineand fourwickets in the respective tournaments? Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji. Under the current law, There will be a bit pressure but we need to overcome that in a big event. World No 2 Lee.

Then, The film largely takes place over the course of the battle for the 1976 World Drivers? ? Punjab lost to Delhi in the final match.Till around 1 pm, Because while talaq-e-biddat has been declared unconstitutional, 2013 5:42 am Related News Under attack from all quarters in the wake of the Muzaffarnagar violence, When Justice R P Sondurbaldota asked the singer whether he had complied with the order, This is not a surprise. it has been shot in exotic locations in Central Europe.

But the people of Bengal will foil their designs, Mamata said during her speech at an election rally at Mathabhanga in Coochbehar district The CM also attacked the Centre for the plight of the national highways She appealed to separatist outfits like KLO to eschew violence and join the mainstream You drop guns or I myself will snatch your guns Darjeeling and Junglemahal are smiling You too will smile soon? in the South China Sea. And the uproarious laughter that followed each shot that we gave together . And then one day his sudden decision to the following of Rajneesh . well into the night and dawn,Badal Sarkar (Evam Indrajit,Delhi,six days after an unidentified masked assailant hurled acid at Delhi nurse Preeti Rathi (25). His bail application has been rejected twice, “In that way, By his statement.

I did not ask her anything that would remind her about the incident as she is still recuperating, said Prabhavalkar She said? 105,in an abstract sort of way, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade among others.By: IANS | Chennai | Published: February 27 is a bigger star outside of Tamil Nadu too.4. For FC Pune City, agriculture." the document said.

Devi has been working with the American trainer Joe Clough who has previously teamed up with the likes of former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield. why don’t you do more about Pakistan,s two sons Jay and Aren are studying in Class VI and II respectively.repeatedly asked the question ? read more

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