first_img…by IMF about oil moneyThe IMF, like most international agencies, work with governments, and as such, have to be diplomatic in their pronouncements. So when they warned the Government not to rush into spending the oil money when it starts flowing in 2020, they couldn’t come out and bluntly say it’s because they’ve concluded most of it would be “siphoned off” into the pockets of friends, families and contributors of the Government! So they instead said the “management systems” need to be improved!!Now, this “management system” to deal with pilfering from the public purse was introduced since the beginning of the new millennium. It’s called the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP), and was in place when the PNC and its soulmate, the AFC, accused the PPP of “siphoning off billions and billions”. So, after three years in office – and innumerable audits — the Government hasn’t closed any loopholes there might’ve been, that allowed the said pilferings??Well, clearly, the IMF doesn’t think so…and from the amount of chicanery going on at all levels, the people also KNOW so. A billion here (D’Urban Park Stadium) and a billion there (pharma contracts) and pretty soon you’re talking about real money!!And the two circumstances – the drained treasury and the coming money spigot – aren’t unrelated. The latter has caused the former. The Government types are so excited about the oil money – and more to the point, what they’ll do once they get their grubby little paws on it – they’ve let the present economy go completely to the dogs. We’re sliding fast into what everybody and their uncle warned about once oil was struck – Dutch Disease. But don’t tell that to the Government. It’s all about getting a (big) piece of that oil money.Now, on the spending, several Government big ones are talking about plunking the money into “infrastructure”, but we’re getting mixed signals on this. The Finance Minister’s talking about PPP – naaah, not their political nemesis, but Public/Private Partnerships — for mega infrastructural projects, but others are pushing the oil money. After what the Government’s doing on the first PPP Guyana tried – the BBCI — they’re whistling in the dark if they think anyone will partner with them!! So we’re back to the oil money.Now, everyone with the least experience with oil has pushed the idea of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) to receive the windfall funds and invest them wisely, then using the returns for development. But the Government will never go for this. Why? They won’t be able to get their sticky fingers on the money!!…about the Case of the Vanishing Haitians and CubansBack in the day – after Columbus and his cohorts had “discovered” the West Indies — within half a century, the native Tainos and Kalingas (Arawaks and Caribs) had disappeared. And that, of course, is why most of us were brought in to fill the (labour) deficit. But it seems like history’s repeating itself in our dear old Guyana – in which the only significant population of “Indigenous Peoples” survived, but with a twist.Here, it’s been discovered that since the Government took office, thousands of Cubans and Haitians have entered Guyana and suddenly DISAPPEARED!! What’s going on? No one seems to have an answer — especially the Minister of Immigration, who seems to disappear every time questions are asked on the subject! Is there a Black Hole somewhere in Guyana that’s drawing the folks into our country and sucking them into an alternate universe?Or is it payback time for the original genocide?Surely, it can’t be related to padding the electoral rolls?!…addressedYour Eyewitness may’ve earned a reputation for being a cynic on governmental operations. But never let it be said he refused to give credit where – and when – credit’s due.The just-opened up West Coast Highway is of First World standard!!last_img read more

first_imgCoach Jacques Brunel explained at a press conference that Slimani, who will win his 50th cap for his country against the Pacific Islanders, deserves a starting berth based on his performances as a substitute in the two previous November Tests against South Africa and Argentina.“He’s done well when he’s come on. He’s been solid at scrum-time and more active in open play as we had asked him to do,” Brunel said.“It (his) selection is to encourage him to make sure he keeps going in the same direction,” he added.Clermont front-rower Slimani’s last international start came against England in March.Medard suffered concussion in last Saturday’s victory over the Pumas, which was Les Bleus’ first win in more than eight months.There are four new faces on the replacements bench including uncapped 20-year-old prop Demba Bamba and rookie hooker Julien Marchand.Team (15-1)Benjamin Fall, Teddy Thomas, Mathieu Bastareaud, Gael Fickou, Yoann Huget, Camille Lopez, Baptiste Serin, Louis Picamoles, Arthur Iturria, Wenceslas Lauret, Yoann Maestri, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado (capt), Jefferson PoirotSubstitutes (16-23)Julien Marchand, Dany Priso, Demba Bamba, Felix Lambey, Kelian Galletier, Antoine Dupont, Anthony Belleau, Geoffrey Doumayrou0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Rabah Slimani returns to France’s starting lineup for the first time since March © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKPARIS, France, Nov 22 – Prop Rabah Slimani and full-back Benjamin Fall have been named in France’s starting lineup to face Fiji in Paris this weekend, the French Rugby Federation announced on Thursday.Slimani takes Cedate Gomes Sa’s place at tight-head and Fall comes in for the injured Maxime Medard at full-back for Saturday’s Test match at the Stade de France.last_img read more

first_imgMALIBU – Fire crews appeared to have the upper hand today on the 4,400-acre wildfire near Malibu, and about 500 firefighters there were dispatched to other fire zones, authorities said. As on 9:45 a.m., no smoke was visible above the Malibu coast and nothing in the area was actively burning, said Ed Schaefer of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Some 1,400 firefighters were assigned to the fire last night, said Inspector Ed Osorio of the county fire department. That number had been reduced to 900 as of mid-morning today. Crews remained on the lookout for hotspots, authorities said, and full containment of the blaze was expected by Friday. Six homes and two businesses were destroyed, and nine homes and five businesses were damaged. Three people suffered minor injuries, the county fire department reported. About 1,500 people were evacuated Sunday as the flames tore through brush and began jumping from rooftop to rooftop. Malibu Presbyterian Church was among the buildings destroyed. Among the homes destroyed was the Kashan Castle, also known as Hodge Castle, a 10,500- square-foot hilltop landmark built in 1978. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who declared a regional state of emergency because of the wildfires burning around the Southland, toured the area yesterday, and said significant progress had been made. He also said the firefight was smoother than the effort in 2003, when a fierce fire tore through more than 17,000 acres in Malibu, destroying more than 300 homes. Classes were canceled today at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus. City Hall was closed yesterday, and remained closed today to the public. However, city staff will be on hand to respond to urgent matters, the city reported. American Red Cross shelters remained open at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave.; and at Pacific Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., and at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive. PCH remained closed between Topanga Canyon and Kanan Dume. Malibu Canyon and Topanga Canyon roads were closed between PCH and Mulholland Highway. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The fire destroyed or damaged nearly two dozen homes and businesses and prompted hundreds of evacuations, authorities said. All public schools remained closed today in Malibu. A community meeting was planned for 7 tonight at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive, at which officials will brief residents on evacuations and road closures, the city of Malibu reported. Another community meeting is planned to start at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Agoura/Calabasas community center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Further fire-related information is available online at www.malibu-ca.gov. The so-called Canyon Fire, which began about 4:50 a.m. Sunday, may have been sparked by power lines felled by strong Santa Ana winds, officials said. Gusts to 60 mph pushed the flames into canyons dotted with multimillion-dollar homes. The flames were about 15 percent contained this morning, the county fire department reported. last_img read more

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Arsenal were approached by the representatives of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge over a possible last-ditch loan move, but the Reds refused to do business as they wanted to keep the England international. (Goal.com)Jurgen Klopp will exile Mamadou Sakho from the Liverpool first-team squad after the defender rejected a deadline-day move to Besiktas. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal failed in their approach for Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron in the transfer window, but the player’s agent says the move is still likely “in the future”. (The Sun)Tottenham had a late approach for Morgan Schneiderlin rebuffed by Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho keen to keep the French midfielder as cover for the domestic cups and the Europa League. (Daily Mail)Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini “can’t understand” why new Blues boss Pep Guardiola allowed English goalkeeper Joe Hart go on loan to Torino. (Metro)Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger blocked Leeds United from signing forward Yaya Sanogo on loan. (The Sun)Latest talkSPORT.com headlines and biggest deadline day deals:David Luiz rejoins Chelsea from Paris Saint-GermainBournemouth sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on season-long loan dealManchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart joins Serie A side Torino on loan for remainder of the seasonTottenham complete £30m signing of Newcastle midfielder Moussa SissokoChelsea sign former Bolton and Sunderland defender Marcos Alonso for fee of £23millionNice sign Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli on a free transferLeicester City complete club record signing of Algeria striker Islam Slimani from Sporting CPManchester City midfielder Samir Nasri joins Sevilla on loan for rest of the seasonStoke sign striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City on loan for remainder of the seasonTottenham sign Georges-Kevin N’Koudou as Clinton N’Jie joins Marseille on loanWest Ham sign former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa on one-year dealLiverpool winger Lazar Markovic agrees season-long loan move to Sporting CPSunderland sign midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient for £13.6mlast_img read more

first_imgTonight, Salem will face Scottsburg with a tip-off time of 6p. WSLM will broadcast the pregame at 5:4p.The second game tonight will be Silver Creek vs. Corydon at 7:30p. WSLM will broadcast that game beginning with the pre-game show about 7:15p. The Semi-Finals games normally schedule for Friday have been moved to Saturday night with Charlestown and Brownstown playing in the first semi-final game at 6p. That pre-game show will air about 5:45p on WSLM 97.9 FM. The winners of Game 2 and 3 will play at 7:30p, with the pre-game on WSLM 97.9 FM about 7:15p. The championship game has been set for Monday, March 6 at 7p. WSLM 1220 AM will provide coverage of the West Washington Senators at the Class A Borden sectional.Borden defeated Medora, 61-36 in the first game on Tuesday night. The Senators narrowly escaped the Orleans Bulldogs, in a low-scoring contest, 49-48. Crothersville will face Borden at 6p Friday night. West Washington will play the second game against Trinity Lutheran at 7:30p. The championship game is set for Saturday night at 7:30p. However, Borden High School was closed today due to storm damage and power outage. It is not know at this time if Borden’s schedule will continue as planned. WSLM will post information when it’s available. The Eastern Musketeers were defeated on Tuesday night in their Class 2A Crawford County debut game by Clarksville, 60-49. The Class 3A Boys Basketball Sectionals at Salem have been moved due to the storms and power outages on Wednesday, March 1. Salem Community Schools were closed due to the power outages in Washington County. The second and third games that were to have been played on Wednesday night have been moved to Thursday night. last_img read more

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos To handle this growth, a poster on Slashdot notes that “the Facebook engineering team has been tweaking its use of memcached, and says it can now handle 200,000 UDP requests per second. Facebook has detailed its refinements to memcached, which it hopes will be included in the official memcached repository. For now, their changes have been released to github.”Facebook’s Users Are Active and EngagedFacebook did release some figures of their own today that show their users are actively using the site and engaged with the content. Here’s what they reported:General GrowthMore than 140 million active users More than half of Facebook users are outside of college The fastest growing demographic is those 25 years old and older User Engagement Average user has 100 friends on the site 2.6 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) More than 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day More than 2.5 million users become fans of Pages each day ApplicationsMore than 700 million photos uploaded to the site each month More than 4 million videos uploaded each month More than 15 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) shared each month More than 2 million events created each month More than 19 million active user groups exist on the site International GrowthMore than 35 translations available on the site, with more than 60 in development More than 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States PlatformMore than 660,000 developers and entrepreneurs from more than 180 countries More than 52,000 applications currently available on Facebook Platform 140 new applications added per day More than 95% of Facebook members have used at least one application built on Facebook PlatformAlso worth noting is the data on mobile users released last month which revealed that the company has 15 million active mobile users using their site, having grown from only 5 million at the beginning of the year. Those aren’t additional users, but are a subset of the 140 million who use the site from their mobile phones and other devices. We can’t help but think those numbers were also aided by the September launch of Facebook’s iPhone app, version 2.0. The new release, a huge improvement over the original, managed to pack in nearly every feature from social network including wall posts, status updates, the news feed, photos and more, all from the simplified iPhone interface. How to Get More Stats If you like delving into statistics or are just looking for specific information on Facebook demographics, the AllFacebook site has a pretty handy online tool available. With it, you can use drop-down boxes to select country, gender, and age range and have the tool chart that data on the screen for you. You can compare up to three companies using this tool. Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#NYT#social networks#Trends#web sarah perez Image credits: top chart, Inside Facebook; bottom chart, AllFacebookcenter_img If there’s any doubt that Facebook is rapidly becoming the next big thing in social networks, you only need look at their recent statistics. According to new reports, in recent weeks Facebook is growing at a rate of 600,000 users each day, up from 300,000 to 400,000 users per day earlier this quarter. The company is also reporting that, as of today, they have reached 140 million active users. The new data being reported on Inside Facebook is based on their estimations, and not any actual release from the company. That being said, the Inside Facebook site notes that the 600,000 users per day is only a roundabout number – the true number could possibly be even higher: perhaps even as high as 700,000 users per day. If Facebook continues at this rate, by the end of December they could add a total of 20 million new users. By March, the company could then reach 200 million active users – which would mean they doubled their userbase in less than a year’s time. The majority of this growth (70%) is taking place outside the U.S. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

first_imgFor the tens of thousands of sea turtle eggs incubating in the sands of the northern Gulf of Mexico—and dangerously near the oil—it’s come to this: Officials are planning to dig up the approximately 700 nests on Alabama and the Florida panhandle beaches, pack the eggs in Styrofoam boxes, and fly them to a facility in eastern Florida where they can mature. Once the eggs have hatched, the young turtles will be released in darkness on Florida’s Atlantic beaches into oil-free water. Translocation of nests on this scale has never been attempted before. “This is really a worst-case scenario,” says Michael Ziccardi, a University of California, Davis, veterinarian and oil-spill veteran who is leading the government’s response efforts for marine mammals and sea turtles. “We hoped we wouldn’t get to this point.” Sea turtles that hatch in the Northern Gulf of Mexico typically spend a few months near the coast, and many eventually enter the Loop Current to make their way into the Atlantic. This year, that path would put them right in the oil spill. Federal officials in charge of response “believe that most, if not all, of the 2010 Northern Gulf hatchling cohort would be at high risk of encountering oil during this period,” according to the written translocation plan, developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They estimate that 50,000 hatchlings could be lost to the oil. 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The operations will continue well past laying season, which ends in August, because eggs incubate for about 60 days. The logistics of finding contractors to train and lead collection teams, a facility where the eggs can come to term, and an air-freight company that can transport them three times a week for the next 3 months are daunting. Officials plan to dig up the eggs at about day 50 of their incubation—well after the hatchling’s sex, which is determined by the nest’s temperature, is set. Workers moving the eggs have to be careful not to turn them over or roll them so as not to disturb membranes that connect the embryo to the shell and cushion it, says Philip Allman, a marine biologist at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. “If the orientation of the egg is turned significantly from the position in the nest, the rotation can break the membranes and cause the embryos to die,” he says. “Even in flight, turbulence and a bumpy landing could be enough” to break the membranes. Moving the eggs could also affect where the turtles go to nest once they’re adults, Allman says, because “a lot of evidence indicates that sea turtles return to the same region where they hatch from to nest.” Some researchers believe embryos somehow learn the location of their home beach while still in the egg; others think that “imprinting” process happens as hatchlings make their way to the water. The plan could mean the hatchlings imprint on the east coast of Florida, which “may impact which breeding population they join once maturing,” Allman says. Although this could change the genetic makeup of east coast populations, which aren’t identical to those in the northern Gulf of Mexico populations, he thinks the risks of negative effects are minimal. “I think it is a chance worth taking,” he says. Individual nests are sometimes moved above high tide or brought into captivity to protect eggs from predators or poaching. Although an operation of this scale is unprecedented, it’s the best option right now, says Thane Wibbels, a herpetologist at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. “You’re either reactive or proactive, and if you’re reactive, it’s too late.” Smaller-scale translocations have been successful, Wibbels points out; Each year from 1978 until 1988, about 2000 Kemp’s ridley sea turtle eggs were moved from the species’ sole nesting beach in Rancho Nuevo, Mexico, to Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi, Texas, in a bid to start a second nesting beach. Today, he says, about 200 turtles nest there. After the Ixtoc I well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico in 1979, 9000 Kemp’s ridley hatchlings were kept on their nesting beach and then transported to cleaner waters, says Allman. “Multiple authors reported a few years later that the oil spill did not have a significant impact to the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles,” he says. “In a normal year you’d think, ‘That’s crazy,’ ” Wibbels says. “We want these turtles to do what’s natural, … but if you have to prevent a large amount of mortality, you have to make tough decisions.”last_img read more

first_imgPhotographs can make you laugh, cry or just recall a time that has gone by! There have been many happy, terrible and history changing events that have happened over the years and we are privileged to have some of the photographs, from those times, that can define the history.World Photography Day is observed on August 19 all over the world. The day was observed to honour the invention of the Daguerreotype photographic processes, which was invented by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre in the year 1837.To celebrate the day, we have collected some influential photographs that will either break your heart or will change the way you look at this world. Let’s take a look at them:1. A soldier cries at the 9/11 memorial. 2. Nail scratches left by the Concentration camp inmates.3. Happiness on an orphan boy’s face after he receives a new set of shoes.4. A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of its owner, who died in the disastrous landslides.5. An unborn baby pulls out his hand out of the incision made in the uterus of his mother during an operation and suddenly grabs the hand of the surgeon. This made the surgeon cry.6. Dead body of a child was being dug out during the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.7. The most famous photograph of the Gujarat riots.8. When George W. Bush was informed about the 9/11 attacks.9. An Afghan man offering tea to an American soldier in 2009.10. Five U.S Marines and a Navy soldier raising the American flag during World War II.advertisement11. A man falls from the World Trade Centre on the day of 9/11 attacks.12. Extreme hunger and poverty in Sudan. The photographer, Kevin Carter, won a Pulitzer Prize for the picture.13. Christians and Muslims hold hands in solidarity during the Cairo uprisings in January 2011.14. Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office in 2011.15. People waiting to be rescued during the 9/11 attacks. Are not these heart wrenching photographs?last_img read more

first_imgSachin Tendulkar, in a sweet gesture on Women’s Day, made baingan ka bharta for his mother and wife Anjali. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket in 2013, is a well-known foodie and can cook up some lovely dishes. On a special day, Tendulkar decided to do something sweet for his mother and wife and daughter Sara.The only man to score 100 international hundreds and play 200 Tests, Sachin Tendulkar put fear deep in the hearts of the best bowlers for a quarter of a century. However, on Friday, he was seen in the kitchen stirring up what looked like tasty baingan bharta. Back in the 1990s., Tendulkar had made baingan ka bharta for the entire Indian team at Ajay Jadeja’s home.Tendulkar learnt the art of cooking from his mother and often makes stunning dishes for family and friends.Not surprisingly, he wanted his mother to taste his dish first. “This bharta is for my mother, Anjali and Sara. I want my mother to taste this first because she spent hours and hours cooking this for me when I was a kid,” Tendulkar said in the video.”No, turned out well,” Tendulkar’s mom said.Tendulkar then goes to his mother’s room where she was praying. She had a spoon of the bharta and gave a great review. Sachin could be heard asking: “Is it spicy?”Sachin Tendulkar’s love for good food is no secret. A few days back, he had posted a photo of a delicious meal at the Bukhara. “The tandoor kebabs were simply mouthwatering,” he had said.advertisementThe next day, Tendulkar had a light meal to balance out the big dinner at Bukhara.Sachin Tendulkar, considered to be the greatest batsman ever, made his debut against Pakistan in 1989 and went on to break and set several batting records in a glittering career. He is the first man to score a double hundred in ODIs and leads the century charts in the format.Also Read | My batting hero: Sachin Tendulkar pays birthday tribute to Vivian RichardsAlso Read | Irfan Pathan forced to hang up the phone by his son in adorable video. Watchlast_img read more

first_img Reuters Naples | ItalyMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 12:57 IST Inter Milan slumped their match against Napoli losing out chances on their Champions League qualifications (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSInter-Milan’s 1-4 defeat to Napoli has left very few chances for them to qualify for the Champions LeagueInter dropped to the 4th position with 66 pointsEven Mauro Icardi’s penalty couldn’t save the team in timeInter Milan’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were left hanging in the balance after they slumped to an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Napoli in Series A on Sunday.Inter, who would have clinched a place in Europe’s elite club competition with a victory, must now win their final game at home to Empoli, who are fighting relegation and have won their last three games, to guarantee a top-four finish.Fabian Ruiz scored twice for Napoli already sure of finishing second after Piotr Zielinski and Dries Mertens set them on their way, while home defender Kalidou Koulibaly made a remarkable goal-line clearance from Lautaro Martinez.With one game left, Inter dropped to fourth with 66 points, behind Atalanta, who drew 1-1 at champions Juventus, on the head-to-head record. AC Milan are a point behind in fifth after their 2-0 win over Frosinone.We need to keep clear heads. It was an bad performance but our destiny is in our own hands, said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti. There is nothing wrong with losing to Napoli, but not in this way. The next game will be a final.We started well but we made mistakes in building moves from the back, which is how their first goal came about, and after that, our passing was all over the place.Zielinski fired Napoli in front with a rasping drive in the 16th minute and Mertens ghosted in behind the Inter defence to head in Jose Callejon’s cross in the 61st, the Belgian’s 15th league goal of the season.advertisementKoulibaly then denied Inter by somehow heading Martinez’s powerful drive off the line from right underneath the crossbar.Ruiz scored twice on the break to finish off the visitors, while Martinez hit the bar in between.Icardi won and converted a soft penalty for Inter in the 81st but it was far too late for Luciano Spalletti’s side.Also Read | La Liga: Real Madrid end campaign with 12th league defeatAlso Read | Everyone will be looking at their phones: Woakes on final World Cup selection callAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Champions LeagueFollow Inter Milan vs Napoli Napoli leave Inter Milan’s Champions League hopes hanging in balanceInter Milan are hanging by a thread in the Champions League after they suffered a humiliating 1-4 defeat against Napoli needing to win their next game with Empoli to stay in the top 4advertisement Nextlast_img read more