Indian sports firm to help cricket development in Russia

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) In a significant initiative, Sports Management Group Indian Tigers has entered into a strategic partnership with Cricket Russia to develop the game in that country at the grassroot level. Under this Strategic deal, both Indian Tigers and Cricket Russia, the governing body of the game in that country, will jointly develop and promote professional cricket in Russia for producing high quality players at world stage. Indian Tigers will support Cricket Russia in development of the game at grassroot level by providing Indian coaching resources, camps, clinics with international coaches, grassroot development programmes and development of Russian international team by deputing renowned international coaches, a release said. In addition, Indian Tigers will also launch Sports Education Schools across Russia and develop local cricket coaches there through Coach Education Programmes and Certifications. Commenting on the development, Pyush Dhingra, Founder and CEO Indian Tigers Group said, “Our strategic partnership with Cricket Russia is a landmark event as it would help to enhance the appeal of the game beyond the set of current cricket playing nations. This partnership to promote cricket at grassroot level within Russia will also be a big boon for Sports Tourism between both the two countries.” Cricket Russia is an affiliate member of International Cricket Council. It gained affiliation to the ICC in 2012. Currently there are 44 regional bodies within Cricket Russia. In a letter to Cricket Russia President Ashwani Chopra, Dhingra wrote, “We are extremely delighted to announce that Indian Tigers and Cricket Russia have entered into an Agreement. Under this long term strategic partnership, the great game of cricket will be developed from grassroot and promoted throughout the Russian Federation. “This alliance is an another major Milestone Achievement in Russia-Indian Collaboration. This venture will help in producing Russian cricketing heroes of tomorrow and Russia will emerge as a powerful cricket playing nation as they are in other Olympic disciplines,” the letter said. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Bochy Loses To Dodgers 9-0 In Final Game As Giants Manager (Pics,Vids)

first_img“I’m going to take a moment to appreciate what we did as an organization. We’re talking about the regular season and all those great teams in Dodgers history,” Roberts said. “It takes a lot to accomplish what we accomplished as a group, as an organization, and there’s a lot to be said for that. So very proud of everyone top to bottom. It’s something that no one can take away from us and it speaks to the character, the work ethic, the talent, just the togetherness of everyone, so very proud.”The Dodgers finished with the second-best record in the majors behind the 107-win Houston Astros.Chants of “Bochy! Bochy!” greeted him during introductions and son and former Giants pitcher Brett threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his ex-catcher father. Bochy held grandson Braxton in the dugout before the game, too. Fans stood and cheered “Bochy!” again once the final out was made and an extravagant, surprise postgame ceremony ensued.“This was as tough a day as I’ve ever had,” Bochy said. “I had no idea that this send-off would be like it was today.”San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seated in car at left, is driven around the field with his wife Kim during a ceremony honoring Bochy after a baseball game between the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)Bochy took one final ride around the ballpark in a classic convertible with wife, Kim, and their grandson.Roberts ran back out onto the field to join the celebration of Bochy, with home run king Barry Bonds grabbing the blue Dodgers cap from his pal’s head and tossing it into right field as Roberts became a good-natured punching bag in the rival colors.“His hat should have been thrown … I threw him off the field,” Bochy said of someone he managed in San Diego and San Francisco.The 64-year-old Bochy, who guided the Giants to World Series championships in 2010, ’12 and ’14, waved and tipped his cap from the dugout before the game before doing some stretches against the back of the railing taking it all in as he promised to do from the start of the final week.San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, right, smiles while holding his grandson in the dugout before a baseball game between the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Bochy finishes 2003-2029 in 4,032 games as a manager over 25 seasons, the first 12 with San Diego before 13 in San Francisco. He went 1,052-1,054 with the Giants, who wound up 77-85 in his final year and with four more wins than last season.Lefty Rich Hill worked three scoreless innings allowing one hit in his 13th start of the season for the Dodgers. Dustin May (2-3) pitched a perfect fourth for the win.A smiling Tim Lincecum was among the dozens of former players on hand for Bochy’s farewell festivities, with groups walking out from center field representing various years. Lincecum, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner with a pair of no-hitters, emerged alone at the very end to huge cheers. He later offered his manager a warm embrace.“It was was beyond whatever I thought they could do,” Bochy said. SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy spoke to a ballpark filled with thousands of lives he touched in some way and thanked them all straight from the heart, no notes necessary.Bochy bid an emotional farewell following 2 1/2 decades in what is certainly a Hall of Fame managerial career, finishing with a 9-0 defeat to the mighty Dodgers on his last day as fans remained in their seats long after the game ended to celebrate a man who helped bring this city its only three World Series championships.Los Angeles won its franchise-record 106th game, jumping to a 5-0 lead in the first that held up on Will Smith’s two-run homer right after a bases-clearing, three-run double by Corey Seager.“It’s all about Bochy,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before the game, then paid his respects during a special exchange of the lineups ahead of first pitch.Yet Roberts absolutely wanted to win this one to put these 2019 Dodgers (106-56) in elite company of their own. They passed the win mark of the 1953 “Boys of Summer” team based in Brooklyn that included Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and other Hall of Famers. The Giants attempted to make the loudest foghorn call the Bay Area has experienced by having fans turn their phones into a foghorn through the ballpark app or on the team’s website.“We’ll see you at Cooperstown,” Giants CEO Larry Baer said in wishing Bochy well.KERSHAW TUNEUPClayton Kershaw pitched the bottom of the fifth in a playoff tuneup, getting one strikeout in a 1-2-3 inning. He pitched in relief for the first time since Sept. 22, 2009.Kershaw tipped his cap to Bochy, and the manager did so back.Roberts said the Dodgers are still discussing their Division Series rotation.BUMGARNER’S FAREWELL?Bochy promised MadBum would have his spikes on.Madison Bumgarner, who didn’t pitch Sunday as had been originally planned, drew a rousing standing ovation before lining out as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the fifth against Kershaw.“It was cool,” Kershaw said. “Once he saw he was not pitching today it was some way to let the fans appreciate what he had done here. It’s a good way to do it, get him there in against the lefty who he’d hit a few home runs against.”San Francisco’s big lefty tipped and waved his batting helmet in every direction to acknowledge the fans in what might have been his final moment in a Giants uniform.The 2014 World Series MVP can become a free agent, so Tuesday might have been his final start for the Giants. He is wrapping up a contract singed in April 2012 that included a $12 million contract option this year, and the Giants opted not to deal him at the trade deadline.Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez (6-11) started in Bumgarner’s slot.ATTENDANCESan Francisco drew 2,707,760 fans in 2019, lowest home attendance in the ballpark’s 20-year history. It’s also the Giants’ first time not reaching 3 million in attendance at home since 2008 and ’09 and down from their 3,156,185 last year.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: RHP Joe Kelly, who hadn’t pitched since Sept. 18 because of what the Dodgers called an overall body issue, recorded two outs in the sixth. … LF A.J. Pollock returned to the lineup after sitting out Saturday with a left knee bruise he injured when hit by a pitch during Friday’s 9-2 win. … 3B Justin Turner missed his fifth straight game with back tightness but will get simulated work done during Tuesday’s workout day back home ahead of the Division Series.UP NEXTSeven-time reigning NL West champion Los Angeles will hold a workout day Tuesday before opening the Division Series at Dodger Stadium against the wild card winner.By: Janie McCauley, AP Baseball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Rejuvenated Djokovic eyes US Open as ‘Big Four’ reunited

first_imgNew York, Aug 26 (AFP) From the pits of despair in Paris, record-setting Novak Djokovic now eyes a third US Open title in New York where for the first time since Wimbledon last year, the sport’s ‘Big Four’ will be reunited. Djokovic became the first man to win all nine Masters titles with victory over Roger Federer at Cincinnati on Sunday. Having captured, against all the odds, a fourth Wimbledon in July, the 31-year-old Serb suddenly finds himself as joint-favourite with world number one Rafael Nadal to triumph at Flushing Meadows. Champion in 2011 and 2015, and a five-time runner-up, Djokovic sat out the 2017 US Open to nurse an elbow injury. His physical limitations were still evident when he slumped away from Roland Garros in June after a shock quarter-final loss to journeyman Marco Cecchinato, threatening to skip Wimbledon to mend his shattered self-confidence. Fast forward three months and Djokovic is once again the man to beat. “It’s a wonderful feeling. It’s been a couple of tough months for me with an injury but then winning Wimbledon and Cincinnati,” said Djokovic who opens his US Open campaign against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics. Djokovic’s Wimbledon triumph took his Grand Slam title collection to 13, just one behind Pete Sampras. He also has 31 Masters, two back from Nadal but four more than Federer. He will head for New York buoyed by his dominance over his three major rivals as well — he leads Nadal 27-25, Federer 24-22 and Andy Murray 25-11. “He’s a great champion,” said Federer in praise of Djokovic in Cincinnati.advertisement World number one Nadal, who won the US Open last year to add to his 2010 and 2013 victories, skipped Cincinnati after triumphing in Toronto the week before. The Spaniard clinched an 11th French Open in June to take his majors tally to 17 before falling to Djokovic in a five-set, 5-hour 15-minute semi-final loss at Wimbledon. “Tennis is a high-demanding sport in terms of physical effort,” said 32-year-old Nadal who faces an emotional first round against compatriot David Ferrer who will be playing his last Slam before retirement. “I cannot forget that I am older every year.” Federer also knows that the clock is ticking. The 20-time Grand Slam winner won the last of his five US Opens in 2008. Now 37, Federer would become the oldest New York champion in the Open era should he lift the trophy again on September 9 and second oldest of all time. – Federer to end 10-year wait? -================================ But he was knocked out by 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter-finals last year having had to negotiate two five-setters in the opening rounds. Despite defending his Australian Open title in January, Federer’s hopes of a ninth Wimbledon were blown apart in a five-set loss to Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals. It was his earliest exit at the All England Club in five years. “I won the US Open five times. So I stand here pretty happy, to be quite honest. It’s not like, God, the US Open never worked out for me. It hasn’t the last couple years, but it’s all good,” said the Swiss legend who begins against injury-plagued Japanese left-hander Yoshihito Nishioka. Murray, the 2012 champion, is set to play his first Slam since a hip injury suffered at Wimbledon last year. His comeback has been far from smooth after spending almost a year on the sidelines and has played only seven matches since his return. The former world number one has even seen his ranking nosedive to 378 in the world — making him Britain’s eighth-best player! Outside of the ‘Big Four’, Del Potro, at a career-high three in the world, remains a dangerman. Amongst the widely-hyped ‘Next Gen’, world number four Alexander Zverev is still a work in progress. The German’s run to the last-eight at the French Open this year remains his best performance at the majors while his last two visits to New York ended in a pair of second-round losses. He has hired Ivan Lendl — who took Murray to the 2012 title — as his new coach. Greek 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, at 15 in the world from 161 this time last year, is the in-form youngster. He was runner-up to Nadal in Toronto, beating four top-10 players on the way including Djokovic and Zverev. But a loss in his opener in Cincinnati proved a sobering reminder that most probably it will be either Nadal, Djokovic or Federer who will be a New York champion again this year. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

Meet Up Mondays: Carlos Campos

first_img Hillrock Estate Distillery Is Making Some of the Best Whiskey in America The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic Honduras-born, New York City-based menswear designer Carlos Campos moves to his own drumbeat. But that’s not a bad thing, considering his signature immaculate aesthetic, soft tailoring and abstract inspirations, amid the recent sea of overly styled heritage menswear, have made him one of the coolest attractions at New York Fashion Week. (Consistency, as anyone in the business would tell you, is a tough thing to nail.) Most importantly, though, in the last five years Campos has been deeply committed to furthering the cause of Latin Americans globally, co-founding Honduras Global, a worldwide network of Hondurans working to create a better future for Honduran youth. Here, our brief conversation with the ever-busy, one-time theater costume designer, Fashion Group International Rising Star for Menswear award winner and past CFDA Vogue/Fashion Fund finalist.The last time we met you were literally running to catch a flight. Are you still running around as much these days?Yes, very much traveling a lot between NYC, Peru, Honduras and DR (Dominican Republic).Designers wear multiple hats, whether they’re designing for other brands or working on art projects. We hear you’re doing a lot with the Honduran community—Honduras Global, for example. Honduras has always been close to my heart since it’s where I came from. It’s my roots, so for that reason I always end up going back. At the moment, especially with the couple projects I’m working on, I visit about 2-3 times a month. We have several projects under the Carlos Campos umbrella, designing for another brand, consulting and a couple more. I founded the first Fashion Design College in Honduras a few months ago, with the help of the University and Honduras Global.Tell us more about the school. Are you teaching there?This is one of the most exciting projects for me. I’m not teaching there right now since I’m still mostly based in NYC, but I founded and developed the courses alongside the college dean and team there. I would love to be able to take some time off and personally teach there, though!Which bring us to our other interest—your brand. There’s this whole new level of sophistication to it which we really see in the fall collection and are really excited by. Can you tell us what was the inspiration?We tried new silhouettes for this collection, in particular. I was very much inspired by the rugged romanticism of the Gaucho, of course, reinterpreted for the modern world. The inspiration was drawn directly from the vast Pampas of South America.Let’s talk about your coats and jackets, from the trench to that bomber hybrid. They’re awesome! What was the idea behind them and can anyone wear these? Yeah, everyone can wear them. They are very versatile pieces. The inspiration behind is the Latin American poncho.Do you think menswear can be more imaginative in this vein? What do you see the future of menswear becoming more about?Of course. Menswear can be very imaginative. I think menswear is constantly evolving, for both the designers and the customers. Especially when it comes to the types of materials we see and the various silhouettes in menswear, it is definitely a market at the forefront of moving forward. I see the future of menswear really embracing the idea of taking classic and simple ideas into something that can be new, fresh and exciting. Even my look has evolved where I’m incorporating more sporty and athletic elements, but I still stay true to my classic style and refined tailoring, just with a modern twist.So who is the Carlos Campos guy then?The Carlos Campos guy is a confident guy, well traveled, understands quality and style.And what makes good style?Originality, confidence and the filtration of fashion trends to make it your own.Halloween is coming! Yes or no?No, I never dress up for Halloween. But I enjoy seeing everyone else’s creations!So what’s the last thing you did for fun?It was actually my birthday last weekend, so I got together with some of my closest friends, cooked diner and had wine to celebrate. I’m definitely a man of simple pleasures. Good food, great wine and amazing company is the best on any occasion. Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America last_img read more

High-School Students Learn About Tourism

first_imgThis was done through exhibitors from tourism entities as well as career presentations and workshops, which allowed students to immerse themselves in the sector and be exposed to a range of career options.Executive Director of TPDCo, Dr. Andrew Spencer, who delivered the keynote address, said the expo was one of several interventions with the objective of increasing the awareness of the youth.“They (students) are going to leave here and be clear in their minds about how they can contribute to this growing industry, because we can’t have tourism growing at the rate it is without our people,” Dr. Spencer said.He outlined that with the local tourism economy expecting five million visitors and earnings of $5 billion over the next two years, the country will require young bright minds to be prepared for the further incoming growth of the sector.“One of the things that we are doing is a lot training. So, we are just equipping the human capacity in order to receive what we will get,” Dr. Spencer said.“If we get people to buy into this very valuable industry, then we are sure that is going to be in safe hands for the future. So, we are trying to expose them to careers in the industry today and get them to recognise that tourism is a worthwhile industry,” he added.Presentations were made on the culinary careers, tour-guiding, health tourism, heritage opportunities in tourism and destination marketing. Story Highlights The students, from Rusea’s High School, Belmont Academy, Merlene Ottey High School, Petersfield High School, Rhodes Hall High School and Theodora Skills Training Centre, were able to gain information on tourism and its potential for professional advancement. More than 140 high-school students from western Jamaica were exposed to the importance and impact of local tourism during the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) ‘Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair 2019’.center_img The event was held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland on Tuesday, February 26, and falls in line with the Ministry of Tourism’s fifth pillar of tourism growth – Renewal of Human Capital. More than 140 high-school students from western Jamaica were exposed to the importance and impact of local tourism during the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) ‘Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair 2019’.The event was held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland on Tuesday, February 26, and falls in line with the Ministry of Tourism’s fifth pillar of tourism growth – Renewal of Human Capital.The students, from Rusea’s High School, Belmont Academy, Merlene Ottey High School, Petersfield High School, Rhodes Hall High School and Theodora Skills Training Centre, were able to gain information on tourism and its potential for professional advancement.Rusea’s High School student, Alexia Dell, queries about career choices in tourism at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), ‘Tourism Youth Expo and Career Fair 2019’, held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland on Tuesday, February 26.last_img read more

Frontline Raises USD 100 Mn for Fleet Expansion

first_imgzoom Tanker owner and operator Frontline has completed its share offering raising gross proceeds of USD 100 million to fund growth opportunities through vessel acquisitions.The funds, raised through the issuance of over 13.4 million of new shares, will also be used for general corporate purposes.The new shares were priced at USD 7.45 per share, the shipowner said, adding that the offering “was significantly oversubscribed.”Frontline’s largest shareholder Hemen Holding Ltd. has agreed to be allocated 1,342,281 new shares in the offering, corresponding to 10 per cent of the offering. Hemen will now own an aggregate of 82,145,703 shares in the company, around 48.4 per cent of Frontline’s shares and votes.The due date for payment for allocated new shares is expected to be December 16, 2016.Subject to full payment of the new shares, the company said that the delivery of the new shares is expected to be delivered to the subscribers and become tradable on the Oslo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange on or about December 16, 2016.last_img read more

Without political pressure CBI does a good job CJI

first_imgThe Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday asked, “Why is it that whenever there are no political overtones to the case, the CBI does a good job.” He said that the CBI has not been able to meet the standards of judicial scrutiny in a number of high profile and politically sensitive cases, adding, “Equally true it is that such lapses may not have happened infrequently.” The Chief Justice remarked that public perception of the agency must be of the highest standards, especially given the “intense scrutiny” it is often subjected to. Subtly citing the example of the recent Unnao rape victim’s accident case which was handed over the CBI, he said: “An investigation by the CBI was all that was asked for by those seeking to secure justice”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Gogoi said that instances of lapses in the probe agency’s functioning reflected systemic issues and indicated a “deep mismatch between institutional aspirations, organisational design, working culture and governing politics”. The CJI was delivering the 18th DP Kohli Lecture, held in memory of CBI’s founding Director, at Vigyan Bhawan on the “Role of the Police in Strengthening Justice Delivery” when he made poignant points about how the central probe agency might be faltering in executing certain parts of its responsibilities, calling it a “journey of introspection”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday CJI Gogoi spoke about the lack of legal and constitutional clarity on demarcated spheres of the agency’s functioning and overlapping areas of influence severely compromising both the “integrity and efficacy of the institution”. He also talked about vacancies of crucial positions at the agency overburdening the current staff and said that all of these concerns carry the potential of “adversely denting the autonomy of the police force as a whole…” The CJI cited Parliamentary Standing Committee report that said 15 percent posts of Executive, 28.37 percent of Law Officers, and 56.17 percent of Technical officers are lying vacant. He also spoke of the lack of adequate investment in the agency and said, “Inadequate investment in personnel, training, equipment, or other support structures, adversely hampers professional discharge of duties.” However, he said that the reputation that the federal agency has earned over the last five decades by discharging its duties with “honour and distinction”, is largely due to the exceptional calibre and broad vision of the founding Director Dharamnath Prasad Kohli, who imbibed the CBI with values of Industry, Impartiality, and Integrity – the agency motto. Speaking of the road ahead for the country’s premier investigative agency, the CJI said that serious efforts must be made to separate crucial aspects of the CBI from administrative control of the government. “CBI should be given statutory status through legislation, equivalent to that provided to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG),” he said, adding that it was because of the existing legislation that “the possibility of it (CBI) being used as a political instrument remains ever-present”. Further, Gogoi emphasised the importance of the agency having financial autonomy as well, saying that the CBI has often been pulled up for slow utilisation of funds, leading to a steep reduction of funds. He added that the establishment of technical and forensic support units end up bearing the consequences of such situations. The Cheif Justice added that accountability, both internal and external must not be forgotten and that he has no doubt that “there is more than enough strength within this organisation (CBI) to deal with any such situation”.last_img read more

Ktaka cabinet expansion on August 20

first_imgBengaluru: Having run the government without a cabinet for 22 days, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa finally got the go-ahead on Saturday from BJP national president Amit Shah to undertake the exercise on August 20. “BJP legislative party meeting will be held on Tuesday at 10 am at the conference hall, Vidhan Soudha. The cabinet expansion will take place on the same day post noon,” the Chief Minister tweeted. Before leaving for Delhi on Thursday, Yediyurappa had said he would hold talks with the party president Amit Shah and finalise the much awaited expansion of his cabinet. BJP sources told PTI that there was a possibility that 13 ministers would take the oath Tuesday against the approved strength of 34 and that the rest of the positions would be filled later. The delay was because the party was not able to finalise the names.last_img read more

Medically assisted deaths in last half of 2017 up almost 30 per

first_imgOTTAWA – Almost 4,000 people have chosen medical assistance to end their lives since the practice became legal in Canada two years ago.That includes 1,525 in the last six months of 2017 — a 29 per cent increase over the first half of the year.The statistics are contained in a third interim report from Health Canada, which is planning to implement a permanent, national reporting and monitoring system for assisted deaths in the fall.In the meantime, the department has been compiling statistics at six-month intervals, based on incomplete data provided by the provinces and territories.The latest report says that a total of 3,714 Canadians have ended their lives with the help of doctor or nurse practitioner since medically assisted dying became legal — in Quebec in December 2015 and nationwide in July 2016.The report looks in-depth at the latter half of 2017, during which assisted deaths accounted for just over one per cent of total deaths in Canada.Of the 1,525 assisted deaths in that period, the report says 40.5 per cent occurred in a hospital setting, while 43.3 per cent occurred in the patient’s home.There were no cases of self-administered assisted deaths during the period.Most of the individuals who chose assisted deaths were between the ages of 56 and 90, with an average age of 73. They were evenly divided between men (49 per cent) and women (51 per cent).As in previous interim reports, cancer (65 per cent) was the most frequently cited medical condition associated with assisted deaths, followed by circulatory and respiratory illnesses (16 per cent) and neuro-degenerative disorders (10 per cent).Only Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec and some Atlantic provinces collect information regarding the number of requests for medical assistance in dying and how many are declined, withdrawn or not completed.Based on that limited data, the report says eight per cent of requests for an assisted death were refused. The most commonly cited reasons were the patient’s loss of competency and that the patient’s natural death was not reasonably foreseeable, as required by the federal law.About five per cent of requests were withdrawn by the patient. Another 14 per cent of requesters died before the process of assessing their eligibility could be completed.last_img read more

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

first_imgApp Store Official Charts for the week ending December 2, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Toca Hair Salon 3, Toca Boca AB4. Plague Inc.,Ndemic Creations5. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.6. iSchedule, HotSchedules7. NBA 2K19, 2K8. Kingdom Rush Vengeance, Ironhide S.A.9. Bloons TD 6,Ninja Kiwi10. Krome Studio Plus, Krome PhotosTop Free iPhone Apps:1. BitLife – Life Simulator, Candywriter, LLC2. ZEPETO, SNOW Corporation3. Google Chrome, Google LLC4. Google Maps – Transit & Food, Google LLC5. Fire Balls 3D, Voodoo6. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC7. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.8. TikTok – Real Short Videos, Inc.9. Swing Star, Good Job Games10. NBA 2K Mobile Basketball, 2KTop Paid iPad Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Procreate, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd3. Toca Hair Salon 3, Toca Boca AB4. Notability, Ginger Labs5. GoodNotes 4, Time Base Technology Limited6. Toca Life: Neighborhood, Toca Boca AB7. Kingdom Rush Vengeance, Ironhide S.A.8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB9. XtraMath, XtraMath10. CHUCHEL, Amanita Design s.r.o.Top Free iPad Apps:1. Google Chrome, Google LLC2. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC3. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.4. My Talking Tom 2, Outfit7 Limited5. Popular Wars, Lion Studios6. Fire Balls 3D, Voodoo7. Swing Star, Good Job Games8. 2, Voodoo9. NBA 2K Mobile Basketball, 2K10. Amazon Prime Video, AMZN Mobile LLC__(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Two collisions in one day

A 19-year-old male driver is facing several charges after successive collisions in Hagersville.On July 27,  at about 7:30 p.m, a driver fled the scene of an accident in a parking lot on Main Street North, Haldimand OPP said. While patrolling for that vehicle, police got a report of a rollover accident on Indian Line Road in Hagersville.The male driver was transported by paramedics to a local area hospital with minor injuries.OPP said the same vehicle was involved in both collisions.The driver, from Six Nations, is charged with Impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to comply with an undertaking, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, and using plates not authorized for vehicle.

Education Department apologizes for tweet depicting scene from Bridesmaids movie

by Kimberly Hefling, The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2014 10:13 am MDT Education Department apologizes for tweet depicting scene from “Bridesmaids” movie. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie “Bridesmaids” with the words “Help me. I’m poor” imprinted on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid.“If this is you, then you better fill out your FAFSA:,” the tweet reads. The quote in the movie is said during a comedic scene on an airplane by the character played by actress Kristen Wiig.The department was seeking to encourage students to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The FAFSA form is the outlet to obtain federal grants and loans and many states and colleges use it to determine eligibility for other aid. The department estimates that more than 1 million high school students do not fill out the form — many of whom would be eligible for a federal Pell Grant that would not have to be paid back.The federal deadline for the upcoming school year is Monday.Education spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said in a statement that the department apologizes for “this insensitive Twitter post, which flies in the face of our mission of opening doors of opportunity for every student.”“It was an ill-conceived attempt at reaching students through social media. We are reviewing our process for approving social media content to ensure it reflects the high standards we expect at the U.S. Department of Education,” Nolt said.The posting has been removed. A posting on the @FAFSA Twitter page now reads, “We apologize for the insensitivity of our previous tweet. Our goal is to make college a reality for all. We’re very sorry.”____Online: Kimberly Hefling on Twitter: read more

Opposition Leader stands behind miners association …says criticisms

Opposition leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoGovernment’s response to the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA)’s criticisms after the body called for a Commission of Inquiry into the death of a Brazilian miner, has left the Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo “concerned.”“I’m very concerned about the hostile rhetoric coming from the Government in relation to the statement made by the GGDMA,” he told media operatives recently.Standing in support of the GGDMA, Jagdeo said that their criticisms were “factual.” “… it spoke about the state of the roads. It spoke about taxes to its constituents, it spoke about the harassment of miners, about the corruption in the sector, the bullyism, etc, and rather than the government responding to those issues, and these were pre-election promises that they made to the miners too, we saw this hostile rhetoric from the Government…Almost threatening rhetoric to the GGDMA,” he posited.As such, the Former President urged Government to pay attention to the issues being faced by the miners and not to forget that the mining sector plays a significant role in employment, the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in Guyana’s development.“…it seems as though some  people are totally seduced by the lure of oil that they believe that they can destroy or ignore all the other sectors and just wait for oil to save us…that will not happen,” he stated.Earlier this month, the GGDMA called for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to be launched into the death of Brazilian miner, Estevão Marquês Costa, who was allegedly shot and killed police officers.In their strongly worded statement to the media , the entity said it highly condemns the action of the Guyana Police Force, through the officers implicated in the shooting.The GGDMA said, “No one in the Government is doing anything to help miners, they are just applying pressure. We are demanding our respect… there seems to be no one in charge of the mining sector and the government is yet to articulate its policy on continued mining in Guyana”.In addition, the body noted that “there is an increasing level of bullyism taking place and public officers are clearly operating outside the law without consequence… death, corruption and frustration are now the pillars on which the current government seems to be moulding the industry”.Against this backdrop, GGDMA posited that “mining is surely on the downturn, and the blame for this lies squarely at the feet of the current government”, while complaining that it has now been more than three years since the Coalition Government took office and the President is still refusing to meet with the largest private sector employer in the country.A few days ago, in response to this, the government, through it’s Natural Resources Ministry sought to slam the Association for its remarks.“On the issue of the purported failure of government to address the concerns of the industry, this is farthest from the truth. The miners in particular, and the public in general, will recall the numerous efforts made by various ministries to support the mining community by providing greater incentives for fuel and spares, granting duty-free concessions, assisting with the establishment of the National Mining Syndicate (NMS) and providing mining lands, to name but a few of the initiatives that have been introduced and are ongoing,” the Ministry said.Moreover, the Ministry noted that “the GGDMA speaks of respect and yet has publicly challenged the President on issues such as mercury eradication following his attendance at the First Conference of Parties for the Minamata Convention, and given ultimatum for a meeting to be held. The Government of Guyana takes issue with the insinuation that the GGDMA has been disrespected by it and wishes to place on record that it endeavours to treat respectfully, all persons, group and organisations in its interfaces. Respect begets respect and if respect is demanded, it first has to be given and [be] deserved.” (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedStop the pressure, “betrayal” of miners – Jagdeo urges GovtNovember 19, 2016In “Mining”Spike in taxes, other challenges raised as Opposition engages GGDMAJune 7, 2017In “Business”Mahdia miners lament closure of operations as Jagdeo condemns latest move as ‘unconscionable assault’October 10, 2018In “Business” read more

Bosnian headcoach Dragan Markovic We will beat Iceland

Bosnian national team has started 2014 very successfully. Pre-qualify victories for Quatar 2015 have influenced raising confidence in Bosnian handball circles, and speaking of confidence – one man isn’t lacking any: Dragan Marković – Marka, the national handball coach. Always very pleasant to talk to, he spoke on many topics, first of all Euro 2016 qualifications draw:It seems that you finally have solid chances to battle equally for one big tournament, your opponents being Denmark, Belarus and Lithuania?!– It’s not that easy. All groups are equally tough. We were unfortunate to draw Belarus, team lead by Jurij Ševcov, which I have confronted both in Bundesliga both as player and a coach. He was coach of Rhein Neckar Lowen and my time at the time was Wetzlar. I consider him to be one of the greatest experts along with few coaches from our region. I have huge respect towards him and his work. He has stabilized Belarus, made them very troublesome opponent and I’m not all that pleased to draw them. Denmark are undoubtably the favorites, but they’re not unbeatable, they have many flaws…And where is Bosnia and Herzegovina?– Our time is coming. We have built a strong team spine, we are very well coordinated and that gives us hope. However, my thoughts at the moment are not in the qualify group, because we have a duel against Iceland in June. We are fully focused on this big chance to attend one great tournament.Speaking of chances… how big they are? Most see you as underdogs in these matches.– We were outsiders against Germany as well, no one had faith in us. When I said that we can kick them out, I saw them laughing. When we had 10 goals front, went up to 11, had two attacks to knock them out, oh there was some reality in it. I have had only one bad halftime as a coach, and that was the first 30 minutes in Stuttgart against Germans. Danish referees had many lousy decisions, little Bosnia had absolutely no chance and they went for scoring as many goals as possible.Beating Iceland isn’t mission impossible– Everybody moans and cries, except me. It’s my nature, I fear no one, my way of dealing things comes with courage and confidence, and I believe in my players. Iceland is a force, they’re favorites, but I strongly believe that we will kick ’em out.Bosnian national handball team is touring all over the country – Cazin, Vitez… you have support all around– I come from such areas. I know the mentality people that is willing to see national side. I have managed to arrange match playing in Vitez in order to break ice, because it’s largely Croatian town. We have played a fantastic game there – we all play for the national team. All of them, white, red, yellow, blue, we’re all in. Even if nothing functions around it – we function very well on the court. Even though this is highly politized region, I don’t let politics to enter my locker room. I’ve spend my whole life in handball, and that’s the way it’s going to remain.Where are you hosting Iceland?– We’re still debating. We find the Arena in Zenica most attractive, but I don’t know why we don’t play there. We will most probably – because of large interest, have to play in Sarajevo. Only halls in Sarajevo have the capacity to make the game a spectacle.Euro 2014 qualifiers started off pretty bad, you have had several defeats, but then you made a cut. You have excluded some older players, started fresh with young squad. There are those who interpreted this move as line of least resistance and avoiding responsibilities….– It took a lot of courage to deal with things like I did at the time. I have lost seven players after Germany duels and started building team with U21 players. I think that I’m not all that “standard” – I’m often unsatisfied when I win, but often times I’m satisfied when I lose. We were leading against Russia for 58 minutes, but then the Turkish referees have canceled our two goals and took the victory away from us. We have played a fantastic game against Serbia as well with these kids. I knew we must have patience. Rejuvenating and good results often don’t come side by side, but I was satisfied. In the end we have made it even against Austria, scoring goal in last second, thus showing that we’re very capable of good results.You have made several victories in pre-qualifies for Qatar. It’s a good self esteem boost– After a series of victories they see me as smart and capable all the sudden, but I was so wrong for them for that large period. We have restored the winning mentality, I have made that happen. Bosnia was losing matches from teams like Greece, Italy, Estonia… with much better players and bigger handball names, but now when my kids are beating all these countries, again you hear these rumors about how weak the opponents are.What was the problem with older players?– Some players were willing to play, some weren’t. There were problems amongst them, a lot of alibi stories have been made. Some were coming as tourists. I have my own style. Under my leadership one must know when to party and when to work. That’s where I’m being very strict and players have accepted that. There is a lot of discipline and order in the team. We need more time, because we don’t get to spend much of it together. I dream about going to a big competition and spending together 20 days, that would give me the possibility to built a base right. We are limited both by time and squad…MONEY ISN’T AN EXCUSEIt seems that’s the way with organization as well. How can it be that Bosnia-Herzegovina doesn’t have generation 94 national team gathered, especially after a success in a building 92 team? Who is to blame and who’s responsible? – It’s pretty specific about us. I don’t deal with policy of the organization. The Union is built out of I don’t who and what. I’m a semi pro when it comes to that. If I were pro, I’d be handling all teams. This way of contract got me restricted only to seniors. I often say that junior team is a base for seniors. We have lost that and everything is justified with lack of money. But that’s not the way it is. A lot of inactivity is what I see. A lot of lacking in profession and lot of gossiping, but very least – work. They talk behind back, dealing things in pubs and taverns. When it comes to those places – everybody knows everything, everybody is an expert. It’s unbelievable that there aren’t any school leagues. One man can’t make the wheels turning on his own. Eventually, it all breaks over my back, because I have no players to work with. We’re lacking work in youth sections.Do any of the „kids“ deserve to be publically mentioned? – I don’t like to talk about individuals and have never pointed them out. Every time somebody new steps up. Last time those were Perić and Malinović, a game before there were the oldest – Vranješ and Terzić. Let the team give us the best.MY GOALKEEPERS ARE PLAYING FOR OTHERSAnd to conclude, tell us are the following two years the time when Bosnia and Herzegovina will be playing on the big scene?– We hope so. I have already talked about how our first three goalkeepers Alilović, Losert and Šego play for Croatia. The fourth one plays for Barcelona, he’s off to Qatar. I have the fifth, but the sixth and seventh are playing for our team. Some of them play for Serbia, more of them for Croatia, we have six of them in Qatar, we have two in Arabia. I can’t even tell where do we collect these players from. ← Previous Story Magdeburg smash HSV! Next Story → IT’S GONNA BE CRAZY: RNL beat Kiel for the leading position! bih iceland handballdicelan read more

Comcast Rallies Employees to Vote Charter Worst Company

first_imgThe announcement of this year’s “Worst Company in America” contest understandably put Comcast on edge. After all, the cable provider had the undistinguished honor of walking away with last year’s “Golden Poo” award. This year, Comcast is taking the site’s call to “rally your troops” cry literally. In an attempt to nip the whole thing in the bud, the company sent out a note, asking employees to vote for Charter, in order to help knock Comcast out of the running in the first round.The plea for help opens, “We need your help to show that Comcast is a great company.”  The message goes on to explain that “of course” the whole thing is “voluntary,” and that Comcast doesn’t want anyone to be named “worst company,” but them’s the breaks. “If you feel that Comcast does not deserve this label, we hope that you will participate and vote for the company that is paired against Comcast […] Naturally, we don’t want to vote for any company to receive this label; unfortunately that is how the Consumerist poll is structured.”Of, and since everyone can only vote one time from each IP address, “we hope that you will consider voting today/tonight and at home from your cell phone, iPad, personal computer or other web-enabled devices with a unique IP address. You can use company devices as well as your personal devices.” The company also offers technical support for those who are having trouble voting (I assume you have to wait around for a six hour window to receive it, of course).Consumerist proudly published the full note (and a follow up), with the following tip: “Note to companies in the WCIA bracket, if you want to notify your employees and have them vote for the other guy, don’t do it via a company-wide e-mail because the odds are pretty likely that it will end up in our hands.”As the above graphic indicates, Comcast still has a steady lead in this round. The question ultimately, is whether it will be able to rally the animosity to take down, say, a BP.last_img read more

Hundreds of workers at Trinity College are gearing up for strike action

first_img Trinity College Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieSpeaking to Fora, Siptu organiser John King said that a union committee is due to meet next week to decide how to implement the vote.“We will be assessing any response from Trinity in the meantime, and the committee will then decide what to do,” he said. “Whatever we do, we will do jointly (with Unite).“We are available for meaningful talks if Trinity commits to engage. We will see if there is an early intervention from the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission) to bring both parties in.”FrustrationHowever, he said that the union has not been contacted by the college since the vote for industrial action last week, and added that staff are getting aggravated.“What has been happening for the last few years is that the university hasn’t been making people permanent. Positions have only been filled on fixed term contracts,” he said.We want members to be able to plan for the future, get mortgages, that kind of thing.While he said that he did not want to prejudge the decision of the union committee, King added: “I would say that there is a level of frustration among members such that I don’t think that the committee will go for a soft action, but the committee will have to make that decision.”A spokeswoman for Trinity college said that the university “is committed in engaging further with Siptu and Unite”.“The University is amenable to Unite joining Siptu at (a) WRC conciliation conference in early April, should the issues remain unresolved following further local engagement with both unions,” she said.This article was updated to include a statement from Trinity CollegeWritten by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on DOZENS OF SUPPORT staff at Trinity College have voted for industrial action up to a strike, in a move that follows a similar vote by hundreds of other employees at the college.Trade union Unite, which represents 98 support and service staff in Trinity College, announced today that its members “overwhelmingly” voted for industrial action up to and including strike action.The organisation said that the vote is due to a lack of promotions for support and service staff. The union also said that the college is employing future staff on five-year contracts instead of permanent ones.The move follows a vote for industrial action by over 500 Trinity support staff and Siptu members last week. The college has said that it is committed to working through the issues with the unions.Just under three-quarters of Unite’s members in Trinity voted in the ballot, with 92% voting in favour.In a statement to Fora, Unite said that it represented support staff “in most college departments such as chemistry, physics, IT and engineering”.“We will be notifying management of our availability to enter discussions. If we don’t receive an acceptable response, we will discuss specific actions with Siptu, which is the other union representing support and service staff,” it said.“We would assume that all members will act in accordance with the ballot results.”Siptu voteThe move follows a similar vote by Siptu last week. Siptu represents a larger chunk of the university’s non-academic support staff compared to Unite.Out of the 535 Trinity college staff balloted by Siptu, almost 400 voted in favour of industrial action up to a strike. Take me to Fora 13,099 Views Short URL Hundreds of workers at Trinity College are gearing up for strike action Unions say that support staff are not getting put on permanent contracts. By Fora Staff Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news:center_img Image: Sean MacEntee Mar 15th 2017, 5:53 PM Share Tweet Email3 Image: Sean MacEntee Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 5:53 PM 23 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

A kind gentle outsider Scott Walker the enigmatic and hugely influential singer

first_img 16 Comments Share221 Tweet Email By Daragh Brophy Source: ladysonja/YouTube Mar 25th 2019, 8:48 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 38,994 Views But the superstar lifestyle and fame was not for Scott. As an only child, he had grown up in the kind of rich, slow solitude in which imagination could flourish, and he retreated from the limelight, returning as a solo artist to release a string of critically acclaimed albums, Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4. He disappeared until the late 1970’s, when The Walker Brothers re-joined for their last album together and then a solo album in the 80’s.center_img SCOTT WALKER, THE hugely influential pop singer turned experimental artist, has died aged 76. His record label, 4AD, said in a statement: “For half a century, the genius of the man born Noel Scott Engel has enriched the lives of thousands, first as one third of The Walker Brothers, and later as a solo artist, producer and composer of uncompromising originality.  From teen idol to cultural icon, Scott leaves to future generations a legacy of extraordinary music; a brilliant lyricist with a haunting singing voice, he has been one of the most revered innovators at the sharp end of creative music, whose influence on many artists has been freely acknowledged. The scope and dynamism of his vision have added dimension to both film and dance, and he has stunned audiences with music whose composition transcends genre, and whose sheer originality defies pigeonholing.Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wrote on Twitter: “So very sad to hear that Scott Walker has passed away, he was a huge influence on Radiohead and myself, showing me how I could use my voice and words. Met him once at Meltdown, such a kind gentle outsider. He will be very missed.” Monday 25 Mar 2019, 8:48 AM Another long silence and Scott then re-emerged in the 90’s and onwards with lyric-driven works that deconstructed music into elemental soundscapes. Drawing on politics, war, plague, torture, and industrial harshness, Scott’s apocalyptic epics used silence as well as real-world effects and pared-back vocals to articulate the void. Sometimes gothic and eerie, often sweepingly cinematic, always strikingly visual, his works reached for the inexpressible, emerging from space as yearnings in texture and dissonance. ‘A kind, gentle outsider’: Scott Walker, the enigmatic and hugely influential singer, has died aged 76 His record company hailed him as a “unique and challenging titan”. Short URL Scott Walker has been a unique and challenging titan at the forefront of British music: audacious and questioning, he has produced works that dare to explore human vulnerability and the godless darkness encircling it.Walker initially found fame as a teen idol as a member of the Walkers Brothers, recording hit songs like The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and Make it Easy on Yourself. His interpretation of the work of Jacques Brel brought the Belgian songwriter’s music to a new audience. He devoted much of his later career to more experimental work – which, although it sold less well, has been noted as an influence by a range of artists. His influence as a singer and composer has been cited by the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead, Pulp (who recruited Walker to produce their 2001 album We Love Life) and Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy.  Signing autographs on tour with the Walker Brothers in Moscow in 1967. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesHis record label’s tribute this morning included this summary of his wide-ranging career: Noel Scott Engel was born in 1943, the son of an Ohio geologist. He began his career as a session bassist, changing his name when he joined The Walker Brothers. The 1960s trio enjoyed a meteoric rise, especially in Britain, where hits like ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’ attracted a following to rival that of The Beatles.last_img read more

Winners of the Australian Hellenic Memorial competition

first_imgThe 2011 Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation student competition prizewinners were announced on Thursday 28 October at a memorial service for ‘OXI Day’. Over 468 students entered the competition ensuring its presence again next year. Students won prizes for first, second and third in their various categories. Those awarded with prizes (in no particular order) were: Nicollette Caruana; Lida Garifalia Kehagias; Georgia Pipiliaridis; Jackie Santi; Sara Emmanouilidis; Mary Lioupas; Siana Patrikakos; Maria Marinelis; Thalia Papamichael;Bianka Traiforos; Emma Sideridis; Anastacia Radimisis; Emmanuel Papadakis; Elaina Nikolakakis; Fotis Tsiouklas; Cristopher Seoud; Tatiana Iordanidi; Terrence Mavropoulos; Yiannis Gesos; Evan Maheridis; and Theodora Diakoumakos. The aim of the competition, now in its second year, was to educate students by exploring Greek and Australian involvement in Greece during the World Wars. Steve Kyritsis, president, Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation, said this competition will educate the children on the reasons why bonds are shared between Australia and Greece, and of the turbulent times both countries witnessed during war years. “They will look at the friendship that exists between Australia and Greece since World War I, when the Anzacs were welcomed on the island of Lemnos.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sergio Aguero signs a new oneyear deal at Man City

first_imgManchester City have announced that Sergio Aguero has a signed one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2021The Argentine striker became City’s all-time record goalscorer last season and moved past the 200-goal mark in last month’s Community Shield win against Chelsea.Aguero had previously stated that he wishes to return to boyhood club Independiente once his original deal expired in 2020.But the prospect of reaching a decade with City ultimately proved too good to turn down.“I am happy for this additional year,” Aguero told CityTV.“My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.”Director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We are delighted that Sergio is extending his stay at Manchester City,”“He has been so important to this Club since his arrival in 2011 and he remains at the forefront of what we are want to achieve in the coming years.“We are fortunate to have had one of the best strikers in the world at our club for so many years and I’m sure our supporters will be thrilled with this news.”Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi and Gabriel Jesus have all signed contract extensions at the Etihad Stadium over the past year.Aguero has managed 204 goals and 60 assists in 299 games across all competitions for City since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011.last_img read more

Social Media Statements on Brandie Nova Anderson

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Providenciales – It has been brought to the attention of the TCI Integrity Commission, statements on social media which speak of the Commission’s involvement in an alleged investigation.   The Commission hereby denies that Ms. Brandie Nova Anderson was under any investigation by the Commission for any alleged acts of corruption or other alleged offences or wrong doing.   The Commission further denies any action alleged to have been taken or communication or interaction by the Commission with any agency or institution mentioned in the social media statements in furtherance of the alleged investigation of Ms. Brandie Nova Anderson.The Commission has a constitutional and statutory obligation to investigate every complaint or report of alleged act of corruption or breach of the Code of Conduct with a view primarily, to establish the truth or falsity of the complaint or report. This is what the Commission proposes to do in this case.The Commission recognizes that social media provides a platform through which persons freely interact and communicate various information on any matter, using their names, pseudonyms or plainly anonymous.    When social media exchanges relate to or concern the Commission or its operations, it is not the policy of the Commission to respond to such exchanges, unless it is absolutely necessary to safeguard not only the effective discharge of the Commission’s mandate but also public confidence in its ability to continue to do so.   This includes the discharge of its strict confidentiality obligations.   Equally to be emphasized, is that persons who use the liberty of social media as a cloak to make or give false and malicious information, complaints or reports against other persons, agencies or institutions, must be prepared to face the severe consequences under the law for so doing.Press Release: TCIG Related Items:last_img read more