‘Everyone was eating cucumber sandwiches’: an All Black’s view of Twickenham

first_imgReuse this content Since you’re here… Read more New Zealand rugby union team features When I play golf, my favourite courses are the ones I’ve played well on. It’s the same with rugby: my favourite ground in the world is Loftus Versfeld, because we won a series there. I like grounds where the fans are very close to you, like Newlands or Loftus. I used to love Cardiff Arms. Twickenham’s got some mixed memories for me, but it’s certainly one of the iconic grounds of the world. Share on LinkedIn Read more It’s been an interesting year for the All Blacks. We’ve lost a game, which isn’t normal, but I think the team is in good shape. There is a lot of depth in the squad, and a lot of the young guys have had a lot of Test minutes, which is going to be hugely beneficial at the World Cup next year. You’d like to think the guys will have another win to celebrate at Twickenham this weekend, but with all the new players in the England team it’s hard to know what to expect. As I learned, at Twickenham anything can happen. Share on Messenger England rugby union team Share on Twitter By the time I got back to Twickenham in 1997 the new West Stand had been built, and I felt that changed the atmosphere a bit. I was the touring captain, but an old knee injury had flared up and I had to sit in the stands as we were lucky to get out of there with a 26-26 draw. It was a new experience, and one I didn’t find easy. I’ve had a lot of practice since, and I’ll be covering this year’s game for Sky – I’m a lot more comfortable now with being a spectator. The crowd was very passionate, very loyal, and these days I enjoy the atmosphere at Twickenham. That was a tour I shouldn’t have come on – I’d had an operation on my knee in June or July and we thought it had come right, but I wasn’t fit enough to play, and that was the end of my international career. … we have a small favour to ask. 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This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Eddie Jones: ‘New Zealand will always expect to win. It’s in their blood’ My next time at Twickenham was at the 1991 World Cup. By then I’d played 58 times for my country. We had a pretty experienced team, but for most of us including myself it was the first time we’d played against an Englishman. In those days England were quite different to us, in terms of the way they scrummaged, the way they packed the ruck, the line-outs. So we had to do a lot of specific preparations for that game. We came out on top that day, but by the time I came back again in 1993 England were a different prospect.We were a developing team in those days, with a lot of young players. We’d played all right during that tour, and very well against Scotland the week before, but we lacked a bit of experience. You forget how good England were in those days. We weren’t a very large team and they were a lot bigger than us: Martin Johnson, Ben Clarke, Tim Rodber, these guys would tower over us. They were big, experienced, and we didn’t take our opportunities.We lost 15-9, but that match was a real turning point for us. Looking back now, it was a game that showed us what we needed to do if we were going to be competitive going forward. It hurt at the time, for sure. That day just happened to be the reunion of the 1983 and 1973 teams who had beaten the All Blacks also, so the dinner that night was hard work. But we remembered that, and some of the comments we got that night, and going forward the mantra was, “Remember 93”. The next time we played England was in the semi-finals of the 1995 World Cup, and going into that match we spoke a lot about what happened at Twickenham in 1993. We didn’t lose that one. Share on Facebook Twickenham’s got some mixed memories for me, but it’s certainly one of the iconic grounds of the world Share on Pinterest New Zealand’s Twickenham scouting mission goes under Eddie Jones’s radar Topics I remember arriving at Twickenham for the first time, for a game against Barbarians in 1989, and all those childhood memories came rushing back, of growing up and watching the All Blacks in the early hours with a cup of hot chocolate. As a young boy dreaming of one day being an All Black you’d lie in bed at night, dreaming of pulling on the shirt and running out at Twickenham, or Cardiff Arms Park – the great stadiums of the world. To be there, to run out on to that pitch, to see everyone eating their cucumber sandwiches in the car park as we drove in, those are great memories. Sign up for The Breakdown, our weekly rugby union email. Rugby unionlast_img read more

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Otto Marine to Hold Naming Ceremony for ‘Norshore …

first_img My location zoom Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company is set to hold a vessel naming ceremony for ‘Norshore Atlantic’ at its Batam Shipyard, Indonesia, on 28 February 2014.The Norshore Atlantic is the first of its kind to be successfully constructed by an Asian yard. It is an efficient and environmental friendly multi-purpose drilling vessel built to the MT6022XL Norwegian design. The highly complex vessel classed by DNV is equipped with dynamic positioning 3 (‘DP3’) capability, and is primarily designed for riserless operation utilizing known and field proven technology. Norshore Atlantic is equipped to perform riserless drilling operations, plugging and abandonment of old wells, well completion work, well intervention and subsea construction work. It has an ROV system installed onboard, and is equipped with a 150T AHC, offshore cranes, and a drilling derrick.The Norshore Atlantic is suitable for work in both shallow and deep water, ranging from 70 to 3000 meters.For its maiden project, the Norshore Atlantic is contracted in Asian waters. Subsequently, it will be engaged by an oil major on a three year program and is expected to work globally. Going forward, the Group’s shipyard will support the growth of our chartering operations by constructing sophisticated offshore support vessels to join the Otto Marine fleet.In addition, the Batam yard will also leverage on opportunities to construct newbuild vessels for the Indonesian cabotage market, at the same time expanding its ship repairs, conversion and fabrication business.“The completion of the Norshore Atlantic is a significant milestone for Otto Marine, and for the offshore support vessel industry in the Asia Pacific region. Through Norshore Atlantic and the recently delivered Go Phoenix, we have demonstrated that our yard is capable of constructing ultra-large, highly sophisticated vessels.The learning curve in the construction of these complex vessels shall be put to good use as the Group embarks on an expansion plan for our chartering services. Our enhanced technical capability will also serve us well in securing third party contracts to construct offshore support vessels, particularly for the buoyant cabotage Indonesian market,” said Mr. Garrick Stanley, Chief Executive Officer. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Otto Marine, February 27, 2014last_img read more

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Les subventions ponctuelles pour la prévention du crime sont disponibles

first_imgLe gouvernement provincial contribue à la sécurité des familles et des collectivités en appuyant financièrement des projets qui permettront de réduire le crime en Nouvelle-Écosse. Les subventions sont offertes pour les activités, les projets et les programmes communautaires qui répondent aux besoins des collectivités. « Nous devons prévenir le crime avant qu’il se produise, a dit Maurice Smith, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure, au nom de Ross Landry, ministre de la Justice. En investissant au niveau de la communauté, nous sommes en mesure de contribuer à offrir des façons pratiques de répondre aux besoins d’une collectivité et, dans certains cas, d’avoir un impact direct sur les causes profondes du crime. » Le Programme de subventions ponctuelles pour la prévention du crime dans les collectivités offre des subventions d’une valeur de 40 000 $ chaque année. Les Néo-Écossais peuvent présenter des demandes de subventions d’une valeur de 1 000 $ à 5 000 $. Les récipiendaires précédents incluent des organismes communautaires, des écoles et des organismes du secteur privé. Le programme d’entraînement policier pour les jeunes de la Nouvelle-Écosse était l’un des 49 récipiendaires d’une subvention en 2012. La subvention a servi à financer une fin de semaine d’entraînement policier pour les jeunes de la province. « La fin de semaine d’entraînement policier a été une excellente occasion pour nous d’encadrer des jeunes de partout dans la province et de leur enseigner les bases du leadership et de la prévention du crime, a dit le constable Ken MacDonald du service de police de New Glasgow, coordonnateur de l’entraînement. Le succès de la semaine est en partie attribuable à l’appui du ministère de la Justice et la subvention pour la prévention du crime. » Le gouvernement investit annuellement dans des initiatives qui appuient la prévention du crime et la sécurité des collectivités. Les programmes de financement incluent notamment le programme Phares, qui offre du financement aux organismes communautaires qui contribuent à éloigner les jeunes du crime, le programme d’ajout d’agents de police, qui offre des agents et des ressources supplémentaires dans nos communautés, et le programme de justice réparatrice de la Nouvelle-Écosse, qui est reconnu internationalement. Les applications en ligne au Programme de subventions ponctuelles pour la prévention du crime sont acceptées jusqu’au 31 janvier. Pour obtenir plus d’information et les formulaires de demande, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/just.last_img read more

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RJ Mitte To Host Sundance Panel On People With Disabilities In The

Adam Moore, Moderator—National director of EEO & Diversity for SAG-AFTRA. Moore is responsible for developing and implementing a national diversity plan of action for SAG-AFTRA to achieve accurate representation of those groups historically excluded from the entertainment and news media. Lizzy Weiss – Writer, Producer (“Switched at Birth”, “Blue Crush”). Her show “Switched at Birth” features multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing characters (played by deaf and hard-of-hearing actors.) She also cast Mitte to play a paralyzed student who uses a wheelchair. Attendees: Tim Daly (“Madame Secretary”), Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Director of “American Horror Story”), Kearran Giovanni (“Major Crimes”) and Allen Maldonado (“Dope”).Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.WHEN: Sunday, January 25, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Filmmakers Lodge550 Main Street, Second Floor Park City, UT 84060 Amy Purdy – Paralympic Medalist, Dancing with the Stars finalist, author and professional speaker, will discuss her inspirational path to success on the slopes, in the ballroom and in front of the camera. J.R. Martinez – Actor (“All My Children”, “Dancing with the Stars” season 13 champion), best-selling author, speaker, US Army veteran. He will reflect on his career and acting pursuits with burn injuries sustained during deployment in Iraq. Peter Farrelly—Writer and Director (There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber To). Peter has been an outspoken and passionate advocate on diversity, giving roles to actors with physical and mental disabilities in almost all of his films. In film and television, portrayals of characters with disabilities are rare. Even fewer people with disabilities appear on screen and work in those industries.In 2014, eleven of the 813 regular roles on major network television portrayed a character with a disability despite the nearly 38 million U.S. non-institutionalized citizens who report living with an apparent disability. Only one of those eleven performers actually lives with a disability.To ensure roles in film and television better reflect the diversity of America and serve as inspiration for youth living with disabilities, actor RJ Mitte, best known for his portrayal of “Walter ‘Flynn’ White, Jr.” on the AMC hit Breaking Bad, will host a thoughtful panel discussion on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 as a hosted event during the Sundance Film Festival’s panel series.Presented by Shriners Hospitals for Children, the panel will encourage the entertainment industry to break down barriers and create opportunities for people with disabilities in front of and behind the camera.Taking part will be: RJ Mitte—Actor (Breaking Bad, Switched At Birth) with cerebral palsy, a former patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children and current national Love to the Rescue® Ambassador will share his personal story of pursuing an acting career. read more

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Trinamool calls for arrest of BJP’s Cooch Behar candidate

first_imgKolkata: The district Trinamool Congress leaders of Cooch Behar on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the election officials against Nishith Pramanik, who is contesting from Cooch Behar on BJP’s ticket.Senior TMC leaders from the districts alleged that Pramanik has been accused of various criminal charges and urged the commission officials to put him behind the bars as a preemptive measure ahead of the elections. It may be mentioned that the Cooch Behar parliamentary seat will go to poll in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections. The TMC leaders apprehend that there may be some law and order situation if Pramanik is not arrested. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA top leader of Trinamool Congress alleged that at least 11 criminal cases have been pending against Pramanik. The election officials in the district are verifying the complaint lodged by TMC in this regard. It may be mentioned here that the local BJP workers had staged protest demonstrations against the candidature of Pramanik, who had once been attached to Trinamool Congress. BJP workers took to the streets and vandalised their party office immediately after the candidate list was announced. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySome BJP activists in the district also alleged that the BJP leaders in Delhi had taken bribe to nominate the expelled Trinamool Congress leader, who had been thrown out of his own party on corruption charges and later joined the BJP. They also threatened to field an independent candidate. On the other hand, expelled Trinamool Congress MP Soumitra Khan, who joined the BJP a few months ago, has been under scanner of the Election Commission as he had been booked under several cases in Bankura. Khan was summoned by Bankura Sadar police station on Monday, in connection with a case in which he had allegedly made some false promises of giving jobs. It may also be mentioned here that Khan is now contesting the Lok Sabha election on BJP’s ticket from the Bishnupur constituency. As many as three complaints had been lodged against him by three separate persons in Bankura district.last_img read more

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Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR, brings much-needed respite

first_imgNew Delhi: Rain lashed parts of Delhi-NCR region on Friday evening bringing the much-needed relief to those who were baking in the Delhi summer. The traffic was also affected due to waterlogging in different areas in city.The rain hit the Delhi-NCR region around 4 pm and there were reports that other parts too witnessed heavy rainfall. The Safdarjung observatory received 2.4 mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm. The minimum temperature was recorded at 24.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, while the maximum was recorded at 37.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarWhile there was some relief from scorching heat, the Delhiites also had to face traffic congestion due to waterlogging. The Delhi Traffic Police through their Twitter handle alerted commuters about the waterlogging. “Traffic is affected from R/A Apsara Border towards Anand Vihar & Singhu Border Chowk towards Sonipat due to waterlogging,” read one of the tweets. In another tweet city police said,” Traffic is affected from Azad Pur towards Bypass due to waterlogging at GTK Depot. Kindly avoid the stretch.” The traffic was also affected due to the damaged road in Wazirabad. Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar received 7.6 mm, 1.8 mm, 0.2 mm and 3.6 mm of rainfall, respectively. The humidity oscillated between 100 per cent and 53 per cent. The weatherman has forecast cloudy skies for Saturday with the possibility of thunderstorm accompanied with very light rains and gusty winds. The weather is likely to remain pleasant on Saturday and the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 37 degrees and 24 degrees Celsius, respectively. Meanwhile, 11 flights were diverted from Delhi airport here on Friday due to bad weather.last_img read more

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Roberto Carlos to Inaugurate Sports Center In Tetouan

Rabat – Former Brazilian footballer and current ambassador for the Real Madrid Foundation, Roberto Carlos, is set lead a delegation to the Moroccan city of Tetouane to inaugurate a sports center.The initiative is the result of a partnership between a non-profit organization in Tetouan and the Real Madrid Foundation.A source for the daily newspaper, Al Massae, stated in the paper’s February 25 and 26 issue that “this initiative is a result of the cooperation maintained by the Hanane Association for the protection of handicapped children of Tetouan with the Real Madrid Foundation and the Spanish organization, Manos Unidas.” The same source added that the initiative is a first of its kind at the African level, and aims to bring sports values to children with reduced mobility.Last week Roberto Carlos attended two events, one in Singapore and the other in Malaysia, in his capacity as ambassador of the Real Madrid Foundation.The Real Madrid Foundation also collaborates with the Cervantes and Paideia charities on a socio-sporting school project that is currently under construction in the northern city of Tangiers to benefit 500 children from disadvantaged backgrounds with training. read more

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Hundreds of Dutch tourists to be flown out of Sri Lanka

Hundreds of Dutch tourists will be flown home in the coming days from Sri Lanka in the wake of the Easter bombings, according to the guarantee scheme governing Dutch tour operators, the AFP news service reported.Following the attacks, which killed 253 people, around 500 Dutch visitors who remain in Sri Lanka will be flown home “within days,” the director of the Calamiteitenfonds group said Friday. “We estimate between 400 and 500 people are travelling in Sri Lanka under our guarantee,” Reuvere told AFP. He said they would be flown home either on scheduled flights or a “probable” charter operated by the TUI group on Monday. The repatriation comes after the Dutch foreign ministry late Thursday recommended only essential trips be made to the island, citing the potential danger of further attacks by fugitive terrorists.The ministry warned the security situation on the island remained “unpredictable and uncertain”. “We are currently in consultations with affiliated organisations,” said Erik Jan Reuvere, whose fund acts as insurer and coordinator for tour operators in times of crisis. “The foreign ministry informed us there was no serious danger but that it was reasonable to (recommend) breaking off trips and for travellers to return to the Netherlands,” said Reuver.At least 253 people died Sunday when attackers blew themselves up at several churches and hotels in blasts which officials have blamed on local Islamist group National Thowheeth Jama’ath. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.Three of the fatalities were Dutch nationals, two of them also holding Swiss citizenship. read more

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Ending child labour in Latin America could create 235 billion net benefit

Eliminating child labour in Latin America within the next 20 years could generate an estimated $235 billion in net economic benefit as a result of children’s improved access to universal education and better health care, according to a new study by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).The study prepared by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), said the overall $340 billion of benefits would vastly outweigh the costs of eliminating child labour, estimated at about $105 billion between 2006 and 2025.“The net economic benefits of eliminating child labour are positive and quite significant,” ILO Central America office Director Gerardina González said. “Even if we only take economic criteria into account, we can say that it pays. The results obtained will be a core element for promoting social policies and programmes.”The study is based on data from 19 countries where an estimated 19.7 million children aged 5 to 17 currently work as child labourers, namely Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.The original call for an analysis of the cost of eliminating child labour in Latin America came from the Vith Iberoamerican Ministerial Meeting of Ministers and high-level government representatives in charge of children and youth last year in San José, Costa Rica.The study simulates the elimination of child labour over the next 20 years, including the eradication of its worst forms within the first 10 years, through the improvement of educational programmes at an estimated cost of $56.5 billion and direct interventions in the case of the worst forms of child labour estimated at $14.9 billion.Furthermore, it foresees a $28.5 billion investment to compensate costs for supporting households. The administrative costs of such a programme would be around 5 per cent.The ILO estimates that some 246 million children are currently involved in child labour worldwide. Of these, 179 million are exposed to the worst forms of child labour, which endanger their physical, mental or moral well-being. National and regional programmes on child labour have flourished under the ILO’s IPEC programme which began with six participating countries in 1992 with a single donor government, and has expanded to include operations in 80 countries funded by 30 donors. read more

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Apparent ceasefire deal in Ukraine lifts stock markets in Europe Russia US

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2014 7:39 am MDT U.S. stocks are opening higher, tracking European markets that jumped following an apparent cease-fire deal in Ukraine.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 17,130 in early trading Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 gained six points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,008.European and Russian stocks rose sharply after Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a peace plan for eastern Ukraine Wednesday. That followed an earlier announcement from Ukraine of a cease-fire deal.Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of supporting pro-Russian insurgents fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine since mid-April. Moscow has denied the charge.Russia’s MICEX benchmark index was up 3.2 per cent. Germany’s DAX index, which is sensitive to the crisis because of the country’s economic ties with Russia, rose 1.5 per cent. Apparent cease-fire deal in Ukraine lifts stock markets in Europe, Russia, US read more

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Vive Targi Kielce plans to increase Hall capacity

Polish Champions and “a new force” of European Handball, Vive Targi Kielce thinking to expand capacity of their Legion hall. Currently 4200 seats, probably won’t be enough for Champions League games against THW Kierl, F.C Barcelona, Rhein Neckar Lowen, etc. That’s why Management of Polish team thinking about some new solutions. First is to expand capacity for about 600 seats and another one is to cut slope of stands, what would bring total capacity of 6000 seats.Major discussion is leading about “Do they need more”, because hall is full when is CL games or derby matches with Wisla Plock. Decision is waiting… Legion HallPolish HandballVive Targi Kielce ← Previous Story Wilbek wants two teams less in Danish League Next Story → Ivano Balic: “It was roughly with Lino, but he was a leader, not me” read more

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VIDEO How Obrad Ivezic takes Serbia to Poland

Amazing match has been seen in Bar, where Montenegro and Serbia ended brother’s war without winner – 23:23 (11:14). Serbs had more to offer in the first half, while Montenegrians showed capability to turnover the match in the second part, but at the end both teams could be satisfied with the result.MONTENEGRO – SERBIA 23:23 (11:14)BarHala „Topolica“Spectators – 3000MONTENEGRO: Mijatović five saves and goal, Ristanović five saves, Melić 3(1)/3, Milašević, Popović, Čavor 1/2, Lazović, Radović, Vujović 4/5, Kankaraš, Ševaljević 4(3)/7, Petričević 0/1, Božović 0/1, Borozan 4/9, Grbović 2/3, Lipovina 4/9SRBIJA: Kocić 6 saves, Ivezić 5 saves, Marjanović, Đukić 2/3, Ilić M 5(3)/7, Stojković 3/4, Ilić N 4/4, Vučković 1/1, Zelenović 3/8, Čutura, Abutović 2/3, Marsenić 2/3, Orbović 0/1, Elezović 1/4RESULT: 2:3 (6.) 4:5 (10.) 5:8 (16.) 6:10 (20.) 10:10 (25.) 10:12 (28.) 12:15 (33.) 16:16 (38.) 18:16 (43.) 19:17 (46.) 19:19 (49.) 21:21 (53.) 22:22 (56.)MoM: Nemanja Ilić (SERBIA)The Serbian goalie Obrad Ivezic made historical save at his debut in the national team. He saved shot by Vasko Ševaljević in the last second of the match, which was enough for Serbia to qualify for the Men’s EHF EURO 2016!Montenegro have nice chances to qualify for Poland also at least as the best third position team… ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2016: Six more places in train for Poland! Next Story → THW Kiel sign Brazilian wunderkind Ferreira! read more

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HTC Evo 3D for 40 at Target with tradein of an EVO

first_imgSprint and HTC have been doing quite a bit to create some genuine buzz around the release of the EVO 3D and the Evo View 4G, and with good reason. The EVO has been a huge seller on Sprint, with enough happy customers that HTC has even held “EVO day” on some of their campus’. The release of the EVO 3D, and the branding that goes along with the name, shows Sprint’s commitment to the brand, and HTC’s commitment to delivering a high quality experience with the EVO brand (as long as we all forget about the EVO Shift, anyway) with some cutting edge technology. So, how would you go about encouraging existing EVO owners, as well as new users, to move to the EVO above any other phone? You go with a trade-in program.Radio Shack started making noise a few weeks ago about being able to trade in an EVO 4G for an EVO 3D and get a $100 credit, effectively cutting the cost of the phone in half on a new contract, as long as you already own an EVO. That’s a pretty sweet deal, especially given Sprint’s competition has been busy increasing the prices on their high-end phones (Droid Charge on Verizon and the G2X on T-Mobile are now $250 on a new contract). What could be sweeter, right? Well, if you’re a Target customer, that deal gets even better.Take your EVO 4G into Target stores on June 24th, and as long as you buy an EVO 3D with a new 2 year agreement, Target will take $150 off the cost of the phone. What’s more, if you have a Target REDcard, an additional 5% will be taken off the cost of the device. So, do you shop at Target, and have an EVO? I can’t imagine there being a reason for you not to go get the EVO 3D for only $40, can you?last_img read more

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Sprint announces October 7 event sparks more iPhone 5 rumors

first_imgLast night, Sprint sent out a press invite to a “Strategy Update” event on October 7. Like many event invites, it leaves much to the imagination. All we know is the location (New York City), time, and that there will be presentations by “senior management” followed by a Q&A session. If you’ve been following the slew of iPhone 5 rumors, you know two things: First, that there may be a Sprint iPhone; and second that the iPhone may come out in mid-October.All this suggests that the event will most likely be devoted to talking about Sprint’s plans for its high-speed 4G network, but there’s also talk that the event could be related to the upcoming iPhone. As of now, it’s looking ever more likely that Apple will announce the iPhone 5 at its September 7 iPod event, but will it announce Sprint’s version then, too, or will that announcement be saved for Sprint’s own event one month later?When the CDMA iPhone was announced for Verizon, it wasn’t done at Apple’s iPhone event; instead, it was announced at Verizon’s own event held in New York City, but that may also be because it came out months after the AT&T iPhone 4.It’s also possible that Apple could announce the Sprint phone in September and the October 7 event could be just another chance for Sprint to talk about its first iPhone, along with its 4G strategy. Sprint was one of the first carriers to offer 4G with WiMAX, but the company now needs to look forward to LTE. Sprint is known for partnering with other companies to build out its wireless network, so it’s likely that the event will detail how it plans to do that.via TiMNlast_img read more

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Construction Of Diagnostic Centres Continues

first_img Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Related Items:diagnostic centres, jamaica, National Education Trust Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 24 (JIS) – The Government has allocated $20 million to continue the construction of three diagnostic and care centres to cater to students with special education needs in rural Jamaica.Details of the allotment are outlined in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project will be financed through the Consolidated Fund and is being implemented by the National Education Trust.Diagnostic centres will be located at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in St. James; Church Teachers’ College in Manchester; and the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland. The centres will alleviate the need for parents to take their children to Kingston for assessment at the Mico Child Assessment and Research in Education Centre (CARE), which is currently the only such facility in the island. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Habitat for Humanity provides homes for 4 families

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — Four families are now moving into new Pompano Beach homes built by Habitat for Humanity of Broward and JM Family Enterprises.For one of the new home owners, Toshiba Hinds, the feeling is unbelievable. “It feels great to be able to pull up and walk in your own front door,” she said. “For the last two years, there’s been a lot of sweat, painting, landscaping and a lot of other things.”“As an organization, Habitat, we just want to build homes. I call it paying it forward and building a better Broward,” said Habitat for Humanity of Broward Chairman Bill Feinberg.It took 190 volunteers who spent more than 25,000 hours over seven weekends to build, paint and landscape, alongside the new homes. “We have been working on these homes for almost a year and the opportunity to really put four families in a beautiful home here in Broward County,” Feinberg said.The dedication ceremony included two single-family homes and Habitat for Humanity’s first duplex. JM Family Enterprises sponsored the homes — contributing $75,000 to each one. “This is our 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st homes that we have sponsored,” said Colin Brown, the CEO and President of JM Family Enterprises.Brown said they are proud to be a part of the project. “When you think about the countless hours of hard work, sweat, maybe even tears that these family members have had and the excitement they have to suddenly be looking at their homes and being able to walk into it for the first time,” he said. “It just makes us very, very proud that we were associated with it.”WSVN is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity. last_img read more

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Arctic Char Dolly Retention Ban Continued In Stormy Lake

first_imgThe retention ban is in effect until the end of 2018. The Department has issued an the order prohibiting retention of the fish in order to manage them conservatively. According to the Department, in order to grow and become a self-sustaining population again they need additional time to mature. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The retention of Arctic char and Dolly Varden in Nikiski’s Stormy Lake is prohibited as of January 1, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Prior to the treatment Arctic char eggs were taken and reared in the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery.center_img Those fingerlings were released back into Stormy Lake in the summer of 2013 but the species has a slow growth rate, ergo taking many years to reestablish themselves. In 2012 the lake was treated with rotenone to eradicate the invasive and carnivorous northern pike which had contributed to a decline in Arctic char in the lake. Department surveys in 2014 indicated that the restoration was successful. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-stormy-lake-closure.mp3VmJennifer-on-stormy-lake-closure.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

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Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for Girija Devi

first_imgThe prestigious Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement for 2017 will be posthumously conferred on thumri maestro Girija Devi on November 17.The award, that was instituted six years ago to honour the memory of Delhi’s well-known art patron, Sumitra Charat Ram, will be presented at the Kamani Auditorium by Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and accepted by the late singer’s daughter, Sudha Datta. In previous years, the award has been given to leading artists like Pt Birju Maharaj, Kishori Amonkar, Pandit Jasraj and Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, among others.Shobha Deepak Singh, Sumitra Charat Ram’s daughter and director of Sriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK), who initiated the award, said, “It is with a heavy heart that we are presenting this award posthumously. She sang at the Kendra’s Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival only in March this year and little did one know that her words at that time would be prophetic. She had said, ‘I don’t know for how long I’ll sing, but singing at SBKK is always like homecoming. I have been part of the SBKK family since 1952 when I sang at the Constitution Club when the Kendra was founded'”.The event will also witness an audio visual presentation on Girija Devi, and will conclude with a musical tribute by her disciples.A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, Girija Devi, known famously as the thumri queen, was a celebrated classical singer of the Seniya and Benaras gharanas. She performed classical and light classical music and helped elevate the profile of thumri. Her repertoire included the semi-classical genres kajri, chaiti, and holi and she sang in the khayal, Indian folk music and tappa styles. She passed away on October 24, 2017.The Sumitra Charat Ram Award is given to those individuals who have greatly contributed to the field of Indian classical music and dance or other disciplines of Indian art and culture, including theatre during the last 15 years and who have had a significant impact in promoting a particular art form.Sumitra Charat Ram belonged to the illustrious Shri Ram family and played a key role in the revival of the performing arts traditions, specially kathak and Hindustani music in north India. She was also the founder of Shiram Bharatiya Kala Kendra.Girija Devi, one of the foundational figures of Banaras and Senia gharana, who brought thumri from the courts and kothas onto the proscenium stage, died after a cardiac arrest. She was rushed to BM Birla Hospital in Kolkata but died hours after being on ventilator. Minutes before she concluded the Wajid Ali Shah thumri in Bhairavi, she was bringing alive musical flirtations and the pain of unrequited love in the more sensuous thumris. The Purabiya lilt in place, the laughter in tow. Shekhar Sen, chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi, sat alongside her to accompany her on the vocals. Girija Devi, while introducing him, asked gently, “Ye Shekhar hain, Beta kya karte ho tum?” Everyone laughed. She was unfazed and asked again. Sen eventually managed, “Kuch nahi, Appa ji,” Girija Devi laughed along, then let the laughter die down before taking a paan out of her silver paandaan. After putting it in her mouth, she began to sing ‘Humse najariya kaahe pheri re balma’. As the audience let their appreciation show, Girija Devi responded with a smile and a glance. The diamond nosepin flashed, playing havoc with the hearts of those present.Girija Devi was born to Ramdeo Rai, a zamindar, and grew up in Banaras, singing shaadi ke geet for her doll’s wedding. Her father taught her, after which she trained under Sarju Prasad Misra and Chand Mishra. Not allowed to sing for Nawabs of the time by her husband in Varanasi and Kolkata, as it wasn’t appreciated if upper-class women sang in public, she began singing for radio and at conferences where she was much appreciated. Her musical journey found Dr Radhakrishnan, Sarojini Naidu, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi in the audiences in the 1960s and 70s. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1989 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016.ianslast_img read more

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