How Journalists Are Using Instagram

first_imgBy contrast, Yahoo! News is holding off on diving in. On a panel at ONA last week, Yahoo! News Senior Editor Phoebe Connelly said they’re still figuring out the best way to utilize Instagram. The @yahoonews account may only have two images and 33 followers, but at least it exists. The LA Times failed to reserve their Instagram handle, which now belongs to an unnamed user who hasn’t posted a photo in 62 weeks.  Just because Instagram is an image-based service doesn’t mean publishers can’t communicate with followers using words. Wall Street Journal does this by Instagramming screen shots of text typed into the iPhone’s Notes app, posing questions or drawing followers’ attention to hashtags and the accounts of individual reporters.After pitching a story about must-follow local Instagrammers to the Philadelphia Weekly, I personally used the same screenshot-of-text approach to solicit user recommendations, which came pouring in. People turned my attention to worthwhile accounts by tagging users I may not have been familiar with, simultaneously pulling those folks into the conversation.  For media outlets, Instagram is less about driving traffic than engaging readers and extending their brand to a new, wildly popular platform. That might be hard for budget-conscious decision makers to swallow, but there’s a lot to be said about the value of experimentation. Engaging readers where ever they happen to be is worth the effort, even if dollar signs aren’t directly attached. Some print outlets even print photos taken with Instagram, although not without generating controversy in the larger photojournalism community. Regardless of where you stand on the debate over whether Instagram is dumbing down photography, there’s no denying the impact the app has had on the way people capture and share images. Part 1: How Journaists Are Using InstagramPart 2: How Journalists Are Using PinterestPart 3: How Journalists Are Using Google+Part 4: How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting john paul titlow Social photo sharing is quickly finding its way into newsrooms. Even though the payoff might not be immediately clear, many media organizations are turning to Instagram as a place to experiment. (Part 1 of a 4-part series on how journalists are using social networks beyond Facebook and Twitter.)Instagram’s value to news organizations is less obvious than that of most other social networks. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest can be used direct audience members to the publisher’s site, but Instagram doesn’t even encode URLs dropped in comment threads. There is no convenient opportunity to drive traffic directly to a media outlet’s own site from within Instagram. So why bother?See also: How Journalists Are Using PinterestFor those willing to take an experimental plunge, Instagram is more about branding and engagement than eyeballs and dollars. After some campaign trail experimentation, the Associated Press is encouraging its staff photographers to use their personal Instagram feeds in a professional capacity. Meanwhile, well known media outlets like NPR and the Wall Street Journal maintain official accounts that share photos highlighting major news events. “We haven’t totally figured out a strategy, to be honest,” NPR Multimedia Producer Claire O’Neill said last week at the Online News Assocation (ONA) conference in San Francisco. Whatever they’re doing, it seems to be working. The organization’s Instagram account boasts over 213,000 followers with each image sparking hundreds of comments and thousands of likes. NPR recognizes that Instagram isn’t going to drive increases in the traditionally sought-after metrics, but is happy to experiment where millions of users are waiting.     Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Democrat Paul Wellstone, wife and daughter die in airplane crash

first_imgVoting rites: Floral tributes at Paul Wellstone’s Washington officeThe voice that was raised in protest in the US Senate hearing on the George W. Bush Administration’s resolution to go to war with Iraq is now silenced.Democrat Paul Wellstone, the dissenter, his wife Sheila, their daughter Marcia Markuson and five others,Voting rites: Floral tributes at Paul Wellstone’s Washington officeThe voice that was raised in protest in the US Senate hearing on the George W. Bush Administration’s resolution to go to war with Iraq is now silenced.Democrat Paul Wellstone, the dissenter, his wife Sheila, their daughter Marcia Markuson and five others died tragically in an airplane crash on October 22.It was on a sombre note that some 20,000 people packed into two sports stadiums on the University of Minnesota campus to remember Wellstone. The service was at once a sad memorial for close friends and a spirited political rally for Democrats desperate to retain control of the Senate.Former President Bill Clinton, former vice-president Al Gore, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, actor Michael J. Fox and at least half the Senate attended.The family asked Vice-President Dick Cheney to stay away, ostensibly because they did not want the event to be overwhelmed by the security men and the protesters that follow him.But it is believed that the Democrats were uncomfortable at the prospect of Cheney, who urged Republican Norm Coleman into the race against Wellstone, benefiting from the news coverage of the service.According to a Democratic Senate aide, the service was chronicled by at least 110 newspaper reporters, 70 radio stations, 22 photographers and 34 television crews. Former vice-president Walter F. Mondale is slated to replace Wellstone on the forthcoming ballot.The crash of the campaign plane in which Wellstone was flying came a few days after it became evident that Wellstone’s vote against the resolution in the Senate pushed him ahead of his Republican challenger by 10 percentage points.advertisementTwo years ago, Governor Mel Carnahan of Missouri had also died in another campaign plane crash and was eulogised by then President Clinton in a similar service. Incidentally, Bush is expected to campaign in Minnesota with Coleman a couple of days before the ballot.Wellstone, who was the chairman of Senate Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee, also had a soft corner for the subcontinent.Espousing peace in the subcontinent, he stressed the need to establish a framework for reconciliation between India and Pakistan and expressed concern that China’s nuclear strategic arsenal build-up would fuel the nuclear arms race in the subcontinent.last_img read more

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Devil in the Detail for Struggling Saints: Southampton Defender Jan Bednarek

first_img Jan BednarekMolineuxpoints tablePremier League First Published: October 18, 2019, 9:57 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. London: Southampton have resembled Jekyll and Hyde this season with their performances, but defender Jan Bednarek is fully confident in his manager’s philosophy that small, incremental improvements can lead to a big surge up the Premier League table.The Saints, who travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, are generally regarded to have progressed since Austrian coach Ralph Hasenhuettl took over from Mark Hughes last December. However, seven points from eight games this season have left them one place above the relegation zone.There have been impressive performances, including at home to Liverpool, away at Brighton & Hove Albion and holding Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.But it is winning that matters and Bednarek, who joined the south-coast club in 2017 from Lech Poznan, is under no illusion that his team’s young guns have a lot more to give.”We should be more consistent with the games we play… we play one game good, then one game bad so we should improve the simple things, just to look at the details because that’s what makes the difference,” the 23-year-old told Reuters in a telephone interview.”We are a very young team which can still improve, which can still do better that’s why I think sometimes we play good and sometimes we don’t because there is not enough experience.”But I think we will work it out as each game comes… I think we can be a really strong side.”Hasenhuettl did not hold back in criticising his side, who have an average age of 25.8-years-old, after their 4-1 home drubbing by Chelsea last time out, their third successive league defeat.HIGH STANDARDSBut Bednarek did not suggest he was being stung by his manager’s critique, explaining that the Austrian’s style was to set high standards.”I think he’s a really hard working person who expects a lot from himself but also from the people around him,” said Bednarek, who was speaking on behalf of Virgin Media’s new Gig1 service in Southampton.”This is something that can only improve us as a team and human beings because we need to go into training and work hard and if you are not following him, you are not in the team.”The Poland international has become a mainstay of Southampton’s defence under Hasenhuettl, starting every league match this season and he credits the manager for improving his game.”There is some defending stuff I am doing better,” he said. “Tactically I think I improved a lot under his campaign because we are working a lot on it and that’s the thing, I think there are small things which makes big difference and that’s what the manager is trying to show us – just focus on the small things and at this level it can make a big difference.”Those improvements have led Bednarek to become fully integrated into a Poland side who this week secured their place at next year’s European Championship.But the youngster did not allow himself to think any further than the next game – or a walk with his girlfriend and their French bulldog Candy.Southampton will need bulldog tenacity to lift themselves away from trouble, starting on Saturday at Molineux. last_img read more

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Daniel Sturridge shines as Liverpool beat Bournemouth 2-1 in Premier League

first_imgWhen he’s not injured, Daniel Sturridge is making a strong case to feature for England at the European Championship, scoring one goal and setting up Roberto Firmino for the opener, in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory at Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Sunday.Joshua King grabbed a fine consolation in the third minute of injury time, very briefly threatening to spoil what has been an impressive week for Liverpool, ahead of the Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield on Wednesday.Liverpool can still reach at least the top six under manager Juergen Klopp, who made 10 changes to the team that defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on Thursday in the Europa League.Liverpool is tied for seventh with Southampton, while newly promoted Bournemouth appears already confident of survival in the league.Bournemouth went behind in the 41st minute, thanks to Sturridge.With his back to goal from inside the area and few opportunities available, Sturridge produced a powerful back heel toward goal that Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc could only parry to Firmino. The forward tapped in with an ease that was only matched by Liverpool’s second goal, six minutes later.Jordon Ibe crossed to Sturridge from a free kick and the striker headed in under minimal pressure.In the second half, when through on goal with time and space after Joe Allen’s pass, Sturridge sent a classy chip beyond Boruc but just against the outside of the post, and he later struck the post after creating his own space.King got one back for Bournemouth in injury time. After showing his composure to chest and control a high ball on the edge of the area, he turned and powerfully shot into the bottom corner.advertisementlast_img read more

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Australia break world T20I record with 263/3 vs Sri Lanka

first_imgAustralia broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals after an unbeaten century by opener Glenn Maxwell helped the tourists reach 263/3 in the first match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. (Scorecard)Australia beat the previous record set by Sri Lanka at 260-6 against Kenya in 2007.Asked to bat first, Maxwell smashed nine sixes and 14 boundaries for his 145 not out in 65 balls. Along with being his maiden century, it was the all-time second best individual score in T20Is behind teammate Aaron Finch’s 156.Travis Head hit three sixes and four boundaries for an 18-ball 45.Five out of six bowlers used by Sri Lanka conceded more than 11 runs an over.Highest Totals in Twenty20 Internationals:263-3 Australia vs. Sri Lanka, Pallekele, 2016260-6 Sri Lanka vs. Kenya, Johannesburg, 2007248-6 Australia vs. England, Southampton, 2013245-6 West Indies vs. India, Lauderhill, 2016244-4 India vs. West Indies, Lauderhill, 2016241-6 South Africa vs. England, Centurion, 2009236-6 West Indies vs. South Africa, Johannesburg, 2015231-7 South Africa vs. West Indies, Johannesburg, 2015230-8 England vs. South Africa, Mumbai, 2016229-4 South Africa vs. England, Mumbai, 2016last_img read more

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New mentoring app for budding cricketers unveiled in UK

first_imgBy Aditi Khanna London, Aug 19 (PTI) A new smartphone-based mentoring app that gives budding amateur cricketers the chance to get direct access to their cricketing heroes for advice on how to improve their game was unveiled at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London this week.Proatar, co-founded by Indian entrepreneur Srikanth Tanguturi and Sri Lankan investor Christy Kulasingam, is designed as a revolutionary new sports coaching-cum-mentoring platform to help passionate amateurs to get more out of their game through insights and inspiration from the elites of the game.It has over 20 cricketing experts already signed up, including Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and West Indian legends like Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh.”I am really excited about sharing some of my cricketing knowledge and journey to inspire young kids on their journey,” said Sharma, a prolific batsman in the Indian cricket team.The new free-to-download app, initially available via an invitation-only referral code to control numbers, will have its global launch on September 15, when it will be available on Android and iOS via Google Play store and the Apple App Store respectively.”We are delighted to take the covers off our platform at Lord’s. The very simple format allows amateurs anywhere in world to have direct access to their heroes. The aim is for this to work complementary to a coach and we look forward to talents being discovered through Proatar over time,” Tanguturi said at an unveiling event at Lords earlier this week.The app allows keen cricketers to send in videos of their technique to one of around 30 cricketing greats on Proatar’s list, who then assess the techniques and respond with detailed suggestions to improve their game.advertisement”Advice can sometimes come in one ear and out of the other, but when you draw on the amateur’s video and show the player whether they have their leg straight when they shouldn’t that advice is likely to stick,” explained Holding.”Having taken a lot from the game, it is time to give something back to cricket,” added Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene.The average price point of the app-based mentoring session is around USD 150 for a video consultation. Elites are priced at different levels, ranging from USD 100 to 400 per transaction.”This sounds like a big number, and it is a premium product, but when we consider how much it would cost to have a single one-on-one session with an elite, assuming first you have access to them, and the value they can add, we believe this is a good investment in an amateur’s game,” said Kulasingam.Each paid video consultation is returned within 14 days by the elite chosen by the amateur. A tailored feedback video with a mix of annotations, voiceover commentary, and picture-in-picture analysis by the elite is designed to help ambitious players improve their game. Technical skills as well as non-technical query videos, for example on captaincy, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and the mental side of the game, can also be sent to a chosen elite.The app has a charity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) element built into it, offering people and companies the chance to sponsor budding talent from the villages of India by buying sessions for them as a gift.”The app philosophy takes the inspiration aspect seriously, adding gifting options for those who want to give a great moment and memory to passionate cricketers around them, and for corporations to provide consultations to deserving or under-privileged amateurs via gift certificate donations,” said Tanguturi, who has a budding cricketer in his young son.Proatar, which combines the terms professional and avatar, has an initial squad of elite mentors representing a broad mix of the game current and former male and female players as well as coaches from around the world. Cricket is the starting point of the mentoring platform, which the co-founders say is easily translatable to other games such as tennis and golf over time. PTI AK AMSAMSlast_img read more

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BODY OF MISSING NEBRASKA WOMAN RECOVERED

first_imgAuthorities say a body believed to be that of a missing 24-year-old Lincoln woman has been found in southeast Nebraska’s Clay County.The FBI’s Randy Thysse said at a Lincoln news conference Tuesday that investigators strongly believe the female body was that of Sydney Loofe, who was reported missing November 16th.Thysee says positive identification awaits autopsy results.Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said investigators directed officers to where they found the body.The officers also discovered evidence that a crime was involved in her death. He wouldn’t provide specifics.Bliemeister says investigators are still talking to 51-year-old Aubrey Trail and 23-year-old Bailey Boswell, who had reported online that they had contact with Loofe.Bliemeister says neither has been charged with any crime related to Loofe’s disappearance.last_img read more

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NWC Census Mapping Moves to Clarendon

first_img The National Water Commission (NWC) Customer Census Mapping Project is currently under way in May Pen, Clarendon, where the agency’s representatives are collecting relevant data in order to improve service delivery to existing and potential customers. More than 200,000 persons have already been mapped within the Kingston and St. Andrew region and sections of St. Catherine. Story Highlights NWC Corporate Public Relations Manager, Charles Buchanan, told JIS News that the islandwide exercise, being conducted through the entity’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Department, involves collecting data on the total number of persons served by the Commission in a digital format. The National Water Commission (NWC) Customer Census Mapping Project is currently under way in May Pen, Clarendon, where the agency’s representatives are collecting relevant data in order to improve service delivery to existing and potential customers.More than 200,000 persons have already been mapped within the Kingston and St. Andrew region and sections of St. Catherine.NWC Corporate Public Relations Manager, Charles Buchanan, told JIS News that the islandwide exercise, being conducted through the entity’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Department, involves collecting data on the total number of persons served by the Commission in a digital format.“(This) will allow us to have information about the exact location of persons who are served and how much demand is expected from different parts of the network,” he noted.Data gathering is carried out through door-to-door surveys, and each customer is mapped through global positioning system (GPS)-enabled android devices.The information garnered, Mr. Buchanan said, will be used to identify areas of inadequacies in the NWC’s service system.He highlighted that the issue of locating customers, especially in rural areas without standard street numbering, poses a challenge and results in operational inefficiencies, which the project is geared at correcting.As such, he said that the mapping project represents an “important step in using the available technology to modernise our operations and to ensure that we are more effective and efficient in our ability to provide excellent service to our customers”.Mr. Buchanan is urging members of the public to continue cooperating with representatives from the NWC who are tasked with the collection of data.“Most of our customers have been quite facilitating and cooperative with our team,” he told JIS News.Meanwhile, Mr. Buchanan shared that the NWC has implemented over 125 projects across the island, all at various stages of development.“Each project’s impact and the way it will change the NWC’s mode of operation will vary,” he said.last_img read more

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TikTok removes users who posted video on Jharkhand lynching

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after the Mumbai Police registered a complaint against a group of TikTok users for posting controversial videos related to the mob lynching of Muslim youth Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, the Chinese short video-messaging app on Tuesday said it has removed the users from its platform. Shiv Sena activist Ramesh Solanki had filed a complaint against the TikTok group named “Team 07” — that has nearly 4 crore followers — at the Mumbai Police’s cyber cell. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The members of the group– Faisal Shaikh, Hasnain Khan, Faiz Baloch, Adnan Shaikh and Sadhan Faroqui – uploaded a video supporting Ansari that was heavily criticized on social media for spreading hate speech. “The video in question, which has violated our Community Guidelines, is no longer available on TikTok. Such irresponsible acts will not be tolerated on our platform, hence we have suspended three user accounts and are cooperating with law enforcement agencies,” the company said in a statement. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails The three user accounts that has been removed belong to Hasnain Khan, Faisal Shaikh and Sadhan Faroqui. Solanki, in his complaint, said the video shows how “the public at large may have killed Tabrez, but if tomorrow, his progeny exercises revenge then he mustn’t be a called a ‘Muslim Terrorist'”. The Jharkhand High Court on Monday sought a report from the state government on the mob lynching of Ansari in Seraikela-Kharsawan district on June 17 and the violence that took place in Ranchi during an agitation to protest the tragedy. Ansari was brutally thrashed by a mob on suspicion of a bike theft and forced to chant ‘Jai Sri Ram’. He died five days later in judicial custody. Eleven people have been arrested in the case.last_img read more

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Indias gold demand picks up ahead of festivals subdued elsewhere

first_imgBENGALURU/MUMBAI: Demand for physical bullion was subdued in major Asian hubs this week as high prices dampened consumer interest, although some hefty discounts on offer in India led to a slight uptick in buying ahead of a major festival season. Gold futures in India, the biggest bullion consumer after China, were trading around 38,504 rupees per 10 grams on Friday, easing from a record high 39,885 rupees touched on Wednesday. “Demand has been slowly improving,” said Daman Prakash Rathod, a director at MNC Bullion, a wholesaler in Chennai. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”But we need a bigger fall for normal demand during the festive season.” However, dealers offered discounts of up to $45 an ounce over official domestic prices this week, the biggest since August 2016, as jewellers held off on fresh purchases. Last week, discounts of up to $24 were offered. The domestic price includes a 12.5 per cent import tax and 3 per cent sales tax. “Jewellers are not making purchases anticipating a bigger fall,” said a Mumbai-based dealer at a private bullion-importing bank. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostJewellers are running business with thin inventories and have to build stocks for the festive season, the dealer said. Demand in India usually strengthens in the final quarter of the year due to the wedding season as well as festivals such as Diwali and Dussehra, when buying gold is considered auspicious. India’s August gold imports plunged 73 per cent from a year ago due to a price rally and a hike in import duty, a government source said on Wednesday. Global benchmark spot gold prices were set to mark a weekly decline, but still held above $1,500, having hit $1,557 earlier in the week, the most expensive since April 2013. In top gold buyer China, bullion was sold at a premium of $9-$10 an ounce over the benchmark, unchanged from last week. While buying did pick up slightly, it’s mostly coming from the investment side while jewellery demand is weak, said Samson Li, a Hong Kong-based precious metals analyst with Refinitiv GFMS. Hong Kong premiums were little changed at $0.50-$1.15 from last week’s $0.60-$1.10 range. Though signs of easing political tensions in Hong Kong boosted sentiment in wider markets, impacts are yet to be seen in terms of activity in the bullion market, traders said. In Singapore, premiums were quoted in the $0.50-$0.60 an ounce range versus last week’s $0.60-$0.80. “We’ve seen substantially more interest in silver versus gold this week,” said Vincent Tie, sales manager at Silver Bullion. Global spot silver prices have risen about 27 per cent since the end of May. In Japan, gold was sold at an about $0.75 discount, a Tokyo-based trader said. Japanese retail gold prices, meanwhile, hit their highest since 1980.last_img read more

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TPP deal announced 43B to help farmers

(Updated) Stephen Harper is calling the Trans-Pacfic Partnership the largest trade deal in the history of the world, and the gold standard for trade deals going forward. Canada is involved in the new 12 country trade deal with the United States and 10 other pacific rim countries. Once approved, it could result in eliminating or reducing tariffs on many products.The TPP would wipe out or lower tariffs on pork, fruits, wines and spirits, canola, barley, machinery, minerals and forestry products. Canada will be able to sell more beef to Japan with lower tariffs.Our country plans to spend $4.3 billion over 15 years to compensate dairy, chicken and egg farmers who will face more imports in their industry. More foreign car parts would likely enter Canada, benefiting producers and consumers with lower prices but possibly reducing jobs for some Canadian auto workers. Cars will be allowed without tariffs as long as they have 45 per cent content from the TPP region. U.S. trade rep Michael Froman announced “TPP brings higher standards to nearly 40 per cent of the global economy. In addition to liberalizing trade and investment between us, the agreement addresses the challenges of stakeholders space in the 21st century while taking into account the diversity of our levels of development.”The party that wins the election will have to ratify the deal. Conservative leader Stephen Harper says the agreement would set a new gold standard for future global trade deals, protecting Canadian jobs today and create more for generations to come as it secures access to crucial markets overseas.“Our view is that the rules that we’ve achieved along with the supports that we have, help the auto sector, mean that our auto parts sector is going to have, really, access without precedent to our major global partners, not just in North America, but in Asia and in Europe and I am very very optimistic, very confident that our sector will compete and will succeed, and of course we will be working with them to make sure that happens.”The Liberals have said they would need to see the details of the agreement before throwing their support behind it, but have stressed they’re a pro-trade party. The NDP has said it does not feel bound by any agreement reached by the Conservative government.Additional video: McMaster University political science professor Peter Graefe talks about what TPP could mean to the election campaign: read more

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Brazil beat Poland in front of 6000 fans in Katowice

← Previous Story Spanish revenge against Germany – Das ist Sterbik! Next Story → VIDEO: Manaskov – Lazarov “zeppelin alarm” for Onesta boys Brazil won the friendly tournament which has been played in Poland last weekend during EHF week! The host of the Men’s EHF EURO 2016, Polish team lost decisive match against Pan American vice-champions 24:25 (12:14) in front of 6.000 home fans in Katowice!Poland – Brazil 24:25 (12:14)Poland : Szmal, Wyszomirski, Wichary – Krajewski 1, Orzechowski, Bielecki 2, Gumiński, B. Jurecki 5 (2/2), M. Jurecki 7, Grabarczyk, Gliński, Jurkiewicz, Masłowski, Syprzak 3, Daszek 1, Przybylski 2, Szyba 3, Chrapkowski.Brazil: M. Santos, Miles, Almeida – Teixeira 3 (2/2), Silva 4, Toledo 6, T. Santos 2, Pozzer, Borges 4 (1/1), Chiuffa 1 (1/1), Guimaraes, L. Santos 1, Novais, Ferreira, Freitas, Moreira, Langaro 2.The third place won Romania after beating Egypt 28:21 (15:13).Egypt: Karim Hendawy, Mohamed Ali 1, Mahmoud Khalil – Mamdouh Taha 3, Mostafa Khalil, Omar Elwakil 3, Mohamed Amer, Aly Hesham 5, Mohamed Alaa 4, Ahmed Alaa 1, Ibrahim El Masry, Wisam Samy, Ahmed Abdelsalam 4, Hady Shahin, Mohamed Gamal.Romania: Popescu, Tenghea, Pralea – Bera 3, Mocanu 2, Mihalcea 3, Sania, Ghionea 6, Racotea 2, Ramba, Ghita 1, Iancu, Novanc 3, Csepreghi 1, Stavrositu 2, Onyejekwe, Criciotoiu 2, Grigoras 3. brazil handballEHF EURO 2016katowicePoland read more

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Princely visit to Bahamas today

first_img Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2016 – The Bahamas today welcomes His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex at the Coral Harbour Base of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. Magnetic Media will be there with cameras rolling. Watch for it on Turquoise Morning – PTV8 on Mondays and Thursdays at 7am and 4 News every weekday at 7am.The Prince, who is in The Bahamas to support the Duke of Edinburgh program in his capacity as its International Trustee and Chairman and for the Governor General Youth Awards, will arrive at the base for a ceremony at 12:30pm. Related Items:coral harbour base, earl of essex, prince edwanrd Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Recommended for you The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Annual Fun, Run or Walk Meetlast_img read more

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Florida governor holds Zika round table in wake of possible storms

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A governor’s round table discussion was held to discuss how heavy rainfall will impact efforts against Zika in South Florida.Florida Gov. Rick Scott and a number of local mayors and officials met at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Friday morning. “When you get rain, you gotta get rid of standing water,” said Scott. “If we didn’t have rain, we’d be better, sure. We’re in rainy season. We’re in hurricane season.”Scott went on to ask residents to eliminate their standing water after storms.Members of the tourism industry joined the meeting, as well, to voice their concerns about Zika’s effect on hotels.According to tourism officials, occupancy rates have seen a decrease since the virus has spread to parts of South Florida. Some have been forced to create indoor activities for pregnant women, officials said, to ease their fears when visiting Miami.Scott spoke about his upcoming trip to Washington D.C., where, he said, he will meet with lawmakers and urge them to pass a Zika bill.The FDA also announced their next step in Zika prevention is asking blood donor locations to test for the virus. Miami-Dade County blood centers have already begun testing. So far, a total of 42 locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus have been discovered, according to the CDC.On Aug. 19, Scott announced a second Zika zone in Miami Beach. It’s a 1.5 square mile area. The first U.S. hot zone for locally transmitted cases of Zika was identified in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami in late July.The mosquito-borne illness is especially dangerous for pregnant women and has been linked to serious birth defects. The CDC has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women to avoid the Zika hot Zones in Miami-Dade County.In order to boost business in Wynwood, the City of Miami began offering free two hour parking in the area. The free parking will remain in effect until Aug. 31.If a mosquito carrying Zika does bite, it can take up to two weeks to cause symptoms like:feverheadacheskin rashjoint painconjunctivitis, which causes red, irritated eyesThe State Surgeon General has activated a 24-hour Zika hotline in Florida to answer questions and concerns. That number is 855-622-6735.Pregnant women can receive a free test at the Health District Center, located at 1350 NW 14th St. in Miami. For more information, call (305)-324-2400. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Save The Dates — Selectmen Approve 2019 2020 Walks 5Ks

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Wilmington Board of Selectmen approved several community events scheduled to take place in 2019 and 2020.Last year, the town implemented a new application process for community groups seeking to hold events utilizing public roadways. Groups must now need to submit an application each fall so that town departments impacted by such events can incorporate the associated costs into their operating budgets for the following fiscal year.The following requests were unanimously approved by Selectmen:Wilmington Fourth of July’s Fun on the Fourth Celebration — Wednesday, July 3, 2019 to Sunday, July 7, 2019Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s Half Marathon/5K — Sunday, September 22, 2019Sole Sisters Running Club 2nd Annual 5K Road Race – Saturday, December 14, 2019Wilmington Little League Parade — Saturday, April 18, 2020We’re One Wilmington 5K Run/Walk –Sunday, May 3, 2020Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride Ride — Sunday, May 17, 2020Brady’s Foundation 5K Run/Walk — Sunday, June 14, 2020Tony A 5K/Walk — Saturday, October 12, 2020Please note that dates for several 2019 events — Little League Parade, WOW 5K, Pan Mass Challenge Kids Bike Ride, Brady’s Foundation 5K, and Tony A 5K — were previously approved by Selectmen and do not show up on the above list.The Wilmington Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works, and Public Buildings reviewed each application and agreed to accommodate the requests.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: Save The Dates — Selectmen Approve 2018 Walks, 5Ks & MarathonsIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

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Government raises tariff value on gold cuts on silver

first_imgThe Central government said on Wednesday that the tariff value on gold will be $347 per 10 grams and $448 dollars on silver per kg.This constitutes an increase from $344 on gold and a reduction from $461 on silver announced on 30 November, 2015.The import tariff value is the base price at which the customs duty is determined to prevent under-invoicing. It is normally revised on a fortnightly basis.Gold was trading at Rs 25,270 on 16 December, down from Rs 25,304 on 15 December.Meanwhile, India’s gold imports plunged 36.48% to $3.53 billion in November from $5.57 billion in the corresponding month last year, due to falling gold prices.The import value of silver also declined last month, according to statistics released by the union commerce ministry.Silver imports dropped 55% to $285 million in November 2015, from $ 643.71 million in November 2014, reports PTI.Both the metals saw a significant decline in prices in November, reflecting in the import figures.India is the second largest consumer of gold after China. The demand for gold jewellery spurted by 78.81% to 211.1 tonnes in the quarter ended September 2015, from 118 tonnes in the April-June quarter 2015, according to World Gold Council.Gold prices are expected to remain range-bound in view of dealers and jewellers anticipating a decline in the backdrop of a likely interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve at its meeting on 16 December. A higher interest rate would strengthen the dollar and consequently a fall in demand for the precious metal, pulling prices down.This has put buyers in a wait-and-watch mode.”People have funds in banks. They need gold, but they want to see how market reacts to the Fed’s meeting,” said Harshad Ajmera, proprietor of JJ Gold House, a wholesaler in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, reported Reuters.Besides, the Chennai floods that caused havoc in India’s fourth largest city and the surrounding districts, forcing dealers to offer discounts to buyers to offload inventory.last_img read more

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Alleged gunfight with police kills man

first_imgGunfight IllustrationA man was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Habirchhora hilly area in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Saturday, reports UNB.Deceased Mohammad Hossain, 28, son of a certain Nabi Hossain was a drug trader and an accused in four cases, police said.Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station, said on information about the presence of drug traders in the area, a team of police conducted a drive around 4:30am.Sensing the presence of the law enforcement, the drug traders opened fire, forcing them to fire back that triggered the gunfight, he said.After the gunfight, police found Hossain bullet injured.He was taken to Teknaf upazila health complex where physicians declared him dead.Police claimed to have recovered three locally made arms, 2000 yaba tablets and 12 cartridges from the spot.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify police version of the incident independently as no version was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a total of 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In January and February of 2019, the number of such killing was 50, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

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New Deputy Director for Johnson Space Center Is First AfricanAmerican to Hold

first_imgNASA/ BILL STAFFORDVanessa Wyche, deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in HoustonThe Johnson Space Center announced Vanessa Wyche assumed the role of deputy director, on Wednesday. She is the first African-American to be second in command at the Johnson Space Center. Wyche will help lead the organization of nearly 10,000 employees and assist with human spaceflight activities.Prior to her new position, Wyche served as the director of the JSC’s the Exploration Integration and Science Directorate, which is involved with human and robotic exploration of deep space.Wyche started working at the Johnson Space Center in 1989, and began her career with NASA as a project engineer. Since then, she’s held several leadership positions.You can read more about Wyche here. NASA said Wyche will assist Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer in managing the center. “Vanessa has a deep background at JSC with significant program experience in almost all of the human spaceflight programs that have been hosted here,” Geyer said, in a press release. “She is respected at NASA, has built agency-wide relationships throughout her nearly three-decade career and will serve JSC well as we continue to lead human space exploration in Houston.” Congratulations to our new deputy director, Vanessa Wyche! Vanessa will assist @DirectorMarkG in leading our center, which has nearly 10,000 civil service and contractor employees and a broad range of human spaceflight activities. Details: https://t.co/J7hXu2I5AP pic.twitter.com/njdTaF0G3b— Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) August 8, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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