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first_imgNews News VenezuelaAmericas Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Reporters Without Borders today deplored a new bomb attack on the Caracas headquarters of the privately-owned TV station Globovisión and called for an immediate investigation.”We regret the context of impunity surrounding this and two previous such attacks on the station this year,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to interior and justice minister Diosdado Cabello. He noted with satisfaction the government’s efforts to protect the station and called on the minister to disclose the results of enquiries into the earlier attacks.A small device, thought to be a petrol bomb, was thrown at the station’s main building on 18 November, starting a fire that destroyed three vehicles but caused no injuries. It was reportedly hurled from a passing car before troops guarding the building could do anything. The attack occurred as the station was broadcasting its late-night news programme. Organisation News Follow the news on Venezuela Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img November 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Third Attack On TV Station Headquarters Receive email alerts News VenezuelaAmericas RSF_en August 25, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela January 13, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img29 Jun 2017 England side named for European title defence England will defend the European women’s team championship next month with a side which is packed with champions. The line-up includes Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) who was in last year’s gold medal-winning team. She will play alongside fellow Curtis Cup player, Rochelle Morris of Yorkshire, together with Lianna Bailey of Leicestershire, Gemma Clews of Cheshire, Sophie Lamb of Lancashire and India Clyburn of Lincolnshire. The championship takes place at the Montado golf resort, Portugal, from 11-15 July. The European girls’ team championship takes place at St Laurence Golf, Finland, also from 11-15 July. The England side is Sammy Fuller of Surrey, Lily May Humphreys of Essex, Hollie Muse of Lancashire, Emily Price of Worcestershire, Bel Wardle of Cheshire and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk. The players: Women Lianna Bailey, 20, (Kirby Muxloe) has had consistently high results this season, including second place in the Welsh stroke play, fourth in the Irish and fourth in the St Rule Trophy. She reached the quarter finals of the French U21 championship. Gemma Clews, 22, (Delamere Forest) is the Welsh women’s stroke play champion and was joint runner-up in the Irish stroke play. She will make her second appearance for GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy this weekend. India Clyburn, 20, (Woodhall Spa) is a student at NC State University and is a winner both here and on the US college circuit where she also had five top tens in her second year. She is a member of the GB&I Vagliano Trophy team. Alice Hewson, 19, (Berkhamsted) was in the winning GB&I team at the 2016 Curtis Cup and in England’s gold medal winning team at last year’s European ladies’ team championship. She will represent GB&I in this weekend’s Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe. Sophie Lamb, 19, (Clitheroe) is the British women’s stroke play champion, won the 2016 England Golf Women’s Order of Merit and was joint runner up in Irish women’s stroke play. She won all four of her matches in the recent international against Spain. Rochelle Morris, 22, (Woodsome Hall) is a Curtis Cup player and is in great form this season with a series of top-five results in stroke play events and a win in The Leveret. She also reached the match play stages of the British women’s amateur. Girls Sammy Fuller, 18, (Roehampton) got to the quarter finals of the recent French U21 championship and has had high finishes in the Scottish, Welsh and Irish women’s stroke play championships. Lily May Humphreys, 15, (Stoke by Nayland) has just won the girls’ title at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters to add to a string of 2016 victories, including the English U16 girls’ championship. She will play in GB&I’s Junior Vagliano team this weekend. Hollie Muse, 17, (West Lancashire) won the girls’ title at the 2017 Fairhaven Trophies and has also been third in both the Scottish women’s open and the Scottish girls’ championship this season. Emily Price, 17, (Cleobury Mortimer) is the English women’s open stroke play champion and was runner up in the 2016 English girls’ championship. In total she won four times last year. Bel Wardle, 17, (Prestbury) was runner-up in the 2016 British girls’ championship and eighth in the world girls’ championship. This season she was sixth in the St Rule Trophy and the leading English player in qualifying for the British women’s amateur. Amelia Williamson, 17, (Royal Cromer) became the first winner of the Gold Rose Trophy, given by Justin Rose, for her combined performance in the Roehampton Gold Cup and the Hampshire Rose. She was runner-up in the girls’ Fairhaven Trophies.last_img read more

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A physics teacher has exclusively revealed to Donegal Daily that a mini earthquake has been recorded in Donegal in recent days.Brendan O’Donoghue, a physic’s teacher at St Columba’s College, Stranorlar was stunned where he discovered that a mini earthquake had taken place in Donegal.A seismometer placed in the school’s physics lab registered the shaking and the signal was recorded on the PC’s hard drive – but nobody seems to have felt it. The small tremor shook the ground in St Columba’s College, Stranorlar at 6:34am on Tuesday, December 9th.O’Donoghue told Donegal Daily, “Our seismometer records events from all over the world, but unless they are big enough to see on the screen you can miss them.The Geophysics section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies sent notification to St Columba’s eight days after the event to corroborate the signal they had obtained from the IDGL seismometer buried on Inch Island.Signals from several stations are needed to plot epicentres and magnitudes accurately. Sure enough, the data was there, buried, too, this time in the background noise of the Earth’s many small vibrations due to weather and waves, traffic and people.“It was fortunate the event was so early. An hour or two later and the day’s normal activity would produce enough noise to drown out such a weak signal”, said O’Donoghue.The event seems to have been centred in the vicinity of Milford / Ramelton / Rathmullan, and to have had a modest magnitude of 0.6.“We do get small earthquakes here from time to time. The Earth’s crust in Northern Europe is still rising after the last ice age, when the weight of the ice would have pressed down on the crust.“The earthquakes are generally small as the energy released is thousands to millions of times smaller than those released by colliding plates elsewhere on the Earth’s surface. MINI EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN DONEGAL! was last modified: December 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brendan O’DonoghuedonegalHome-page NewsLabMini EarthquakePhysics TeacherRecordinglast_img read more

first_imgPatrick Mahomes has made a splash, all right. Just past the midway point of his first season as a starter, the second-year quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs is the NFL’s answer to Stephen Curry.Mahomes, who has the Chiefs at 8-1, is the leader in the clubhouse for the league’s Most Valuable Player. He is playing with combination of precision, creativity, instinct and the ability to strike from anywhere on on the field, whether it’s at the goal line or from long-distance. Sound familiar, …last_img read more

first_imgWhy Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… Tags:#agency#freelancer One key question that many businesses face is deciding whether to hire an agency or freelance talent to take on the task of building their software project. The truth of the matter is that the answer isn’t so cut and dry.The “right” choice, in fact, lies in deciding which option is best suited for your particular situation for the purpose of achieving your specific business goals.  There are a few things to consider when deciding on which option is best for your business, and we’ve included six important insights to help guide you along the way.Be clear about your goals.Every company is driven by business goals. What is your goal? It could be a minimum viable product (MVP), developing a mobile-app or complex database optimization. To define your goals, you’ll need to ask yourself questions about your project in order to gain clarity.For example:What is your budget?Do you have a particularly tight deadline?What kind of work is involved?How complex is the process?Regardless of the answer, the solution is never as simple as hiring a front-end guy or back-end guy. By posing questions as such, you can work towards defining what matters most so that you’re able to identify the best option for achieving your company’s strategic goals.One person is not going to solve all of your problems.The truth of the matter is that one developer simply will not solve all of your problems. In order to build a software product, it’s imperative that you have at least some high-level understanding about the software development life-cycle and are well-versed in agile product development and other modern development trends.The bare minimum requirements needed in order to put together for instance, a mobile app, is you, the product person, developers, QA, and DevOps. A diverse skill set is imperative. This is where an agency’s team can have an advantage.Choose the right vendor.Choosing the right vendor is another decision that is going to be vital to the outcome of your project. While budget is of course of paramount importance, focusing on the most cost-effective solution alone will end up costing you more in the long-run.When evaluating vendors, you’ll want to ensure there is a good management structure in place. Do they offer a comprehensive and cutting-edge system? What is the quality of the talent? Do they have a deep level of industry expertise and experience? Does the vendor offer reliable, efficient delivery and take responsibility for timeliness and quality of deliverables? You should view your vendor as a partner of sorts and ensure their capabilities fit well with your demands.Size matters.The size and complexity of your project is also going to be a major determining factor in whether you move forward with an agency or freelance talent for your project. If you only need one small, relatively straightforward project completed, then it may be best to move forward with freelance talent.However, for larger, more complex projects, moving forward with an agency will benefit you more in terms of quality assurance and efficiency and will give you the peace of mind you need regarding your return on investment.Look for fully-managed service.Opting for a fully-managed development service lightens the load for you and your company, enabling you to focus on the core of your business and doing what you do best.A fully-managed service can help ensure that no facet of your business is negatively impacted due to a marked shift in the allotment of valuable human resources. Choosing a fully-managed service also helps shift the responsibility of compliance to the service provider, thus reducing risk regarding any potential security and compliance issues. All-in-all, a fully-managed software development solution is a great option for companies looking to maintain and gain a competitive advantage, and serves to help level the playing field in the midst of fierce competition.Think long-term value.David Tolioupov, CEO of Zensoft, said “Freelancers are cost-effective, can get started quickly and are great options for small projects. As a result, they offer obvious immediate value.However, this value diminishes with increased project. Freelancers are more difficult to manage, tend to be less consistent than their agency counterparts which offer greater reliability and quality control, and as a result, there is a greater deal of ambiguity surrounding the final outcome.Working with agencies may be more expensive, but they offer greater consistency, quality assurance, streamlined workflows, solid-management structures, a proven track-record of success and access to expert talent. Choosing an agency gives you the peace of mind that your dollars are well-invested and offers greater long-term value.”ConclusionMaking the decision to hire an agency or freelance talent to oversee the development of your software product is a tough one. While freelance talent is a viable option for those with small and relatively straightforward projects, agencies provide a plethora of benefits and prove to be a wiser choice for larger, more complex projects. Whatever your situation may be, the truth of the matter is your resources are valuable, so taking the time to weigh the pros and cons relative to your particular situation is going to be essential to your success. Related Posts Building a Workplace for the Next 100 Yearscenter_img tiffanigoldberg How to Avoid Being Part of 90% of Failed Companies Why Your eCommerce Business Should Have a Pop-U…last_img read more

first_imgMan sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago The undefeated former welterweight king, who is coming out of retirement to fight McGregor in Las Vegas, said he had spotted rabbit punches in footage of McGregor’s sparring session with Paulie Malignaggi.McGregor, who has never fought in a professional boxing contest, appears to floor Malignaggi in the footage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMayweather, 40, was unimpressed.“I had a chance to see it and my thought were, it was interesting,” Mayweather said of McGregor’s Malignaggi knockdown. “A lot of rabbit punching, a lot of illegal shots, behind the head,” he added.READ: McGregor vows fast finish against MayweatherMcGregor has hired veteran referee Joe Cortez during his training camp to help advise on boxing rules and ensure he fights clean.“He’s had Joe Cortez in his training camp and I’ve still seen him being extremely dirty,” Mayweather said.Veteran referee Robert Byrd will be responsible for managing the fight and Mayweather is confident he will maintain control of the contest. Byrd officiated in Mayweather’s 2013 win over Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Floyd Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor of “fighting dirty” in training but is confident of a clean battle when the two men meet in their August 26 superfight.Mayweather told reporters on a conference call on Thursday he believed mixed martial arts star McGregor had used illegal tactics in sparring sessions.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I truly believe the referee is going to do a great job,” Mayweather said.“The referee’s job is to keep the fight clean. He don’t have anything to worry about. I’m looking forward to following the Queensberry rules of boxing,” he added.Mayweather retired from boxing in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record to emulate former heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano. A win against McGregor would see the welterweight become the only man to ever hold a perfect 50-0 record.Mayweather insisted however that moving clear of Marciano’s historic benchmark was not on his mind.“Even though this is my 50th fight, this is not my focus,” Mayweather said. “Rocky Marciano is a legend, he did it his way. I just like to do it the Mayweather way.”Win or lose, Mayweather is adamant that nothing will be able to tempt him back into the ring following his return against McGregor. He reiterated an earlier statement that this month’s fight will be his last.BACKSTORY: Mayweather ‘out of retirement for McGregor’“This is my last one. I gave my word to (adviser) Al Haymon, I gave my word to my children, I don’t want to break that,” Mayweather said.“I’m going to stick to my word — this is going to be my last fight.” Read Next Korea ousts Gilas Pilipinas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Former President of the Senate, Professor Oswald Harding, is to publish his autobiography in early November, which will provide an insight into his record as a legislator and lawyer. He said that the more than 200-page book captures much of his childhood days growing up on Oxford Street in Western Kingston, where he was born. Mr. Harding, who served in the Senate for a combined 28 years, was also Attorney General during the administration of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in the 1980s. Former President of the Senate, Professor Oswald Harding, is to publish his autobiography in early November, which will provide an insight into his record as a legislator and lawyer.Mr. Harding, who served in the Senate for a combined 28 years, was also Attorney General during the administration of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in the 1980s.He said that the more than 200-page book captures much of his childhood days growing up on Oxford Street in Western Kingston, where he was born.“It talks of my early days at Kingston College and my early days after the death of my grandmother,” Mr. Harding told JIS News in an interview.He said the publication, titled ‘Grandson of Essie’, also describes “how elections are run”, and the 1976 State of Emergency.During his political career, Mr. Harding served as Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice.“We have a great country, and to me, Jamaica has made great strides, and there is a lot more that it can do and will do with goodwill and sensible people,” he said.The former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTech), Mr. Harding said he relished being given the opportunity to play a role in the establishment of the faculty.Professor Harding said he is pleased that the UTech Law Faculty has received full accreditation.last_img read more

first_img Denise Gough So I attended a TIFF Party! To help those who couldn’t make it feel like they were there, I completed this comprehensive post-party questionnaire.What was the party for?It was the official post-premiere party for Colette, the Keira Knightley-starrer about Belle Epoque-era feminist writer (and Nobel Prize nominee) known simply as Colette. Dominic West plays her husband, Willy, who took credit for the first four novels she wrote. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Ray Panthaki and Jake Graf What brands were present as partners?Soho House and Grey Goose.Which celebrities were supposed to be in attendance?Keira Knightley and Dominic West.Which celebs did you actually spot?Keira Knightley, Dominic West, and the rest of the cast from the film—Denise Gough, Ray Panthaki and Jake Graf. Also spotted: Colette director Wash Westmoreland and TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey.HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM INSIDE THE PARTYAll photos by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Grey Goose Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Dominic West and Keira Knightley Dominic West, Denise Gough, Jake Graf and Ray Panthanki Advertisement Describe the general vibe.Elegant, grown-up cocktail party, mostly thanks to the playlist of jazz and old-school hits like Fever, Luck Be a Lady and That’s Amore.Food? Cocktails?Soho House’s famous wood-fired pizza plus juicy meatballs and fried chicken bites. Grey Goose’s film-inspired cocktails did the rounds, the one with popcorn-flavoured syrup seemingly a crowd favourite.Best dressed? The dude in a cropped leather jacket and embroidered gown with flowing train. Major props to him for not yelling at all the people who stepped on it over the course of the night.Please repeat one conversation you overheard.“Still no Keira, eh?” (Keira, in fact, was one of the first people to arrive at the party, where she proceeded to plop on to a sofa in the corner where clearly no one could spot her.)If you had to title the party as if it were a film, what would it be called?Has Anyone Seen Keira?By Pahull Bains Twitter Cameron Bailey, Keira Knightley, Andrew Karpen and Wash Westmoreland Keira Knightley Cameron Bailey, Keira Knightley, Andrew Karpen and Wash Westmoreland Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board says renewable sources of electricity in Canada will grow over the next 20 years but so will Canadian oil and natural gas production.In a new report, the national regulator says Canadians will learn to use less energy, even as the economy grows, through to 2040.Under its reference or base case, the NEB predicts total Canadian electricity generation will increase by about 12percentt from 2017 to 2040, with most of the new sources from natural gas, wind or hydro. By 2040, the share of non-emitting electricity generation rises to nearly 84 percent, compared to about 80 percent now.The NEB forecasts crude oil production will grow to 6.9 million barrels per day in 2040, up 58 percent from 4.4 million barrels per day in 2017, with most of the increase from the oilsands.The board envisions price discounts for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend compared with U.S. benchmark crude will remain higher than typical at US$26.30 per barrel in 2020 but will return to a sustained level of US$14 per barrel by 2027.Carbon intensity in Canadian energy sources will decline, it says, as more natural gas is consumed at the expense of coal and oil products.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more