TIFF volunteer gets the celebrity treatment for a day

first_img Twitter Advertisement She may not be famous, but the volunteer at TIFF got the celebrity treatment Friday and CBC Toronto reporter Adrian Cheung tagged along. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment When the hottest stars roll into town, local restaurants and hotels pull out all the stops.Some big names who have stayed at the five-star Windsor Arms Hotel include Harrison Ford,  Michael Douglas, Cher, Catherine Zeta Jones, Elton John, Meg Ryan, Ryan Gosling and Robin Williams.Nadine Tolman’s name can now be added to that star-studded list.Volunteering at TIFF is an annual ritual for Tolman. (Joe Fiorino/CBC News) Tolman got to check out hotel suites usually reserved for Hollywood A-listers and CBC Toronto’s Adrian Cheung tagged along. (Joe Fiorino/CBC News)Volunteering at TIFF is an annual ritual for Tolman, who’s been doing it for 15 years.“It’s a bonding time with my sisters. It’s two weeks my sisters and I have together,” she said. “It’s grown … [we’ve made] great strides, we have 3,000 volunteers. We have over 80 countries represented but the fun factor has also grown too.”Tolman says she likes to see TIFF volunteers get acknowledged during every public film showing with a clip on the screen. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Nadine Tolman has been volunteering with TIFF for 15 years. (Joe Fiorino/CBC News Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Grande Prairie investigates suspicious death

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, B.C. – The RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) and Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment are investigating the suspicious death of an adult male.The morning of January 20th, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to a report of an altercation in the area of Resource Road and 100th Avenue. An adult male suffered serious injuries was transported to the Grande Prairie Hospital were he was pronounced deceased.MCU have now assumed carriage of the police investigation which is in its preliminary stages. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this altercation to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or your local police.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”last_img read more

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Demonetisation devastated Delhi people Mahabal Mishra

first_imgNEW DELHI: With election round the corner, the Congress candidates in Delhi started a full-fledged campaign in the city. On Sunday, Chandni Chowk candidate of Congress JP Agarwal said that people of Delhi should get the benefit of NYAY. On the other hand Mahabal Mishra, the candidate from West Delhi, said that demonetisation devastated the people of Delhi. “The people of Delhi have been miserably disturbed by the exploitation by BJP and AAP government in the past years,” said Agarwal.Mahabal Mishra said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoiled the country’s economic condition by imposing demonetization in the country and this was the biggest scam in the country due to which the employment became the major crisis in front of the youth of the country.last_img

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Oakville athlete aims for Olympics

Canada has sent its largest team ever to the Winter Olympics with 221 athletes competing for gold. But for every athlete that makes it to the games, there are hundreds more who miss out.Perdita Felicien has the story of one world-class speed skater from Oakville who is determined to become an Olympian one day.

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Darfur UNAfrican Union mission reports drop in gold minerelated violence but tensions

“The clashes have resulted in the alleged displacement of 60,000 persons and have reportedly claimed the lives of at least 100 persons,” the hybrid mission – known by the acronym UNAMID – said in an update.The fighting erupted on 5 January in the Jebel Amer area near Kabkabiya, in North Darfur state, and resulted in a number of casualties, looting, the burning of nearby villages, and the displacement of thousands of civilians forced to flee towards towns of Kabkabiya, Saraf Omra and Al Sereif.Following initial reports of the fighting, UNAMID dispatched a verification team to Jebel Amer. The team was informed that most of the displaced persons are currently living in schools, local council buildings and government buildings. As part of its efforts to facilitate humanitarian assistance, UNAMID is today transporting by road 75 tons of relief items – including plastic sheets, blankets, jerry cans, mattresses and mosquito nets – to El Sereif and Garrah Azawia. The peacekeeping operation has also provided escorts to UN World Food Programme (WFP) trucks carrying supplies, which have reached the town of Kutum and are expected to reach the district of Kabkabiya within a few days. In addition, it is actively supporting ongoing mediation and reconciliation efforts.Established in July 2007, UNAMID has the protection of civilians as its core mandate. In addition, the peacekeeping operation is tasked with facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid and assisting with an inclusive peace process in Darfur, where fighting broke out nine years ago, pitting Government forces and allied militiamen against rebel groups. read more

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Can England Win The Champions League

The round of 16 of the Champions League is over, and only eight teams remain. And for the first time in more than a decade, four of those teams are English. This is obviously good news for the Premier League, which hasn’t boasted a Champions League winner since 2012, when a Chelsea team led by a caretaker manager beat Bayern Munich on its home pitch. Not only do four English sides remain, but the two favorites according to FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index are among them.Aside from Manchester United, which had to pull off a historic upset to send Paris Saint-Germain to the French Riviera earlier than it would have liked, English teams were dominant in the first knockout stage round. On Tuesday, Manchester City embarrassed a Schalke 04 team that is also fighting a relegation battle in the Bundesliga, dispatching its German foe 7-0 on the night — tied for the largest margin of victory in a single match in Champions League history — and 10-2 on aggregate. Last week, Tottenham Hotspur finished off Borussia Dortmund, admittedly a team that’s been trending downward in recent weeks, 4-0 over two legs. And on Wednesday, Liverpool dismantled perennial contenders Bayern Munich 3-1 thanks in large part to a brace from winger Sadio Mané.This is impressive because Bayern Munich doesn’t lose in the Champions League in the round of 16. The club last failed to advance to the quarterfinals in 2011, and it has made it to at least the semifinal stage in six of the last seven seasons. That all changed on Wednesday night.Bayern’s loss also means that four of the seven teams favored most to win the Champions League as of a week ago by SPI have been eliminated from the competition. Now, SPI gives two English teams the best and second best odds. Manchester City has a 28 percent chance of winning the final, and Liverpool’s win in Munich increased its chances from 11 percent to 22 percent. Imagine if they meet in the quarterfinal again?1The quarterfinal draw takes place early Friday. The strong showing from the EPL clubs signals that the power center of European soccer may be shifting — something we were quick to notice last fall. Bayern Munich is the second Champions League blueblood to be ousted early after three-time reigning champion Real Madrid was bounced by Dutch side Ajax last week. But in the world of top-flight international soccer, one thing is not ready to change: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are still dominant forces of nature.Messi put on a master class Wednesday in a 5-1 win at Camp Nou against a plucky Olympique Lyonnais. The French side managed to keep the Argentinian maestro quiet in the first leg two weeks ago in France, but Messi proved too much in Barcelona. He scored two (and could have had a few more) and assisted two. With the win, Barcelona’s chances to win the title increased from 16 percent to 20 percent.And in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo did exactly what Juventus paid all that money for Cristiano Ronaldo to do: Score big goals on big European nights. Before Juve’s second-leg clash with Atletico Madrid began, our SPI gave the Italian squad a measly 12 percent chance of advancing to the quarterfinals. A 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in Spain in February meant Juventus needed to score three goals and concede none to win in regular time and advance to the quarterfinals. Unfortunately for Atletico, there’s no real defense for Ronaldo.If City, United, Spurs or Liverpool hope to pry the Champions League trophy from continental Europe, they’re likely to have to go through an in-form Ronaldo. Or an in-form Messi. Both realities are terrifying.Check out our latest soccer predictions. read more

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Prime accused in Narsingdi girl killing arrested

first_imgAziza BegumMembers of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested the prime accused, Beauty Begum, and two others in the much-talked-about Aziza Begum killing case from Mirergaon village of Bishwanath upazila of Sylhet district early Tuesday, reports UNB.RAB-9 commanding officer Ali Haidar Azad Ahmed said a team of the elite force led by Major Shawkatul Monayem conducted a drive at the village around 4:00am on secret information and arrested Beauty Begum and two others.The arrestees will be handed over to Shibpur police station of Narsingdi district, the CO added.Abdus Sattar, father of victim Aziza Begum, filed the case with Shibpur police station, mentioning names of four accused on Saturday.After that police arrested Tamuja Begum, 55, wife of Firoj Mia, one of the accused in the case.Earlier on Friday night, Aziza, a class-V student, who was allegedly set on fire by her aunt for ‘stealing a mobile phone set’ at Khainput village in Shibpur upazila, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Saturday.Rehena Begum, mother of the victim, alleged that her sister-in-law, wife of Saudi expatriate Abdus Salam, the younger brother of Abdus Sattar, beat up Aziza accusing her of stealing a mobile phone set and threatened her to burn alive around 4:00pm on Friday.Later, Aziza went missing. Hearing her groaning, neighbours and family members rushed to the spot and rescued her with severe burn injuries from beside her uncle’s house around 9:00pm.last_img read more

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Maryland Lawmakers Consider Measure That Would Mandate Paid Sick Leave

first_imgANNAPOLIS — Committees in both the House and the Senate heard legislation this week that would require many employers in Maryland to grant workers at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The proposal, which has so far received backing from 66 delegates and 19 senators, would make Maryland just the second state in the nation to mandate that private sector businesses provide paid sick days to workers. Sen. Catherine Pugh, D-Baltimore, called on members of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday to support the Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act. She cited research that showed the measure would benefit more than 700,000 Maryland workers who are currently without paid sick leave and can miss out on income and risk losing their job when they or a family member become ill. “Without sick leave, people are forced into making impossible choices between going to work and taking care of themsel ves and their families,” Pugh said, citing analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “The bill before us seeks to alleviate that problem.” Under the bill, businesses with more than nine employees would be required to let workers earn up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year and use up to 10 days a year. Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees would have to provide unpaid sick leave under the same standards. Employees could use the time to recover from an illness — physical or mental — or an injury, care for a sick or injured family member, attend doctor’s appointments and obtain other preventative care services for themselves and their families. The “safe leave” portion of the bill also permits workers to use their sick time incases of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Richard Turnage, who works as a cook at a sports bar in Charles County, was one of a handful of workers from the restaurant industry to testify in support of the bill, urging lawmakers to consider the health of both employees and customers. Turnage, who does not have paid sick leave, said he was unable to take off work this winter when he and several colleagues became sick. “Missing a day of work is a direct hit to my budget,” Turnage said. “I am a father, and not going to work means I can’t buy groceries or provide other essentials for my son.” Turnage said not one employee could “afford a day off to get well” after the virus had spread among the staff. “I took measures to make sure I kept sanitary contact with food, but with … ill [waiters] and kitchen staff, I am sure some customers were affected,” he said. In Maryland, 110 organization have joined the Working Matters coalition, the force helping to drive the movement in the state. Melissa Broome, senior policy advocate at Job Opportunities Task Force/Working Matters, said there is an “overwhelming amount of support in our state for this legislation.” The momentum that Broome said the movement has been gaining comes assupport for paid sick leave legislation appears to be spreading across the nation. While only Connecticut has a statewide law mandating paid sick days, five major cities and Washington, D.C., have adopted similar measures, four of which passed within the last year. But last session, similar Maryland bills failed to make it out of committee in either the Senate or the House. In hearings this week, both Pugh and Delegate John Olszewski, Jr., D-Baltimore, who is sponsoring the measure in the House, drew attention to the differences between last year’s bill and this one. In addition to the exemption that now exists for small businesses, who would be required to provide only unpaid sick days, businesses of all sizes would not have to provide paid sick leave for employees who work fewer than 8 hours a week. Olszewski also said employers would be allowed to require documentation from employees who use earned sick time for more than two consecutive shifts to confirm that leave was used appropriately, and that shift-swapping can be used as an alternative to paid sick days, with mutual consent from the worker and the employer. But some opponents of the legislation argue that this year’s version is still too broad and too vague in many places, including the area that defines a “family member,” or a person an employee could use sick leave to care for. Many who testified against the bill also said that the measure would hurt businesses struggling to stay afloat in a still-sluggish economy. “Employers do care about the well being of their employees and want them to be healthy and productive,” said Deriece Pate Bennett, vice president for government affairs at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. “But the reality is that a vast majority of businesses already provide some form of leave for their employees, whether it’s flex leave, unpaid leave, annual leave or paid time off, and those [employers] who do not use it, cannot afford it.”last_img read more

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Young Baltimore Chess Champion Stays Focused Despite Adulation

first_imgOne month after 12-year-old Cahree Myrick became Baltimore’s first national chess champion, he remains a child simply taking life one chess move at a time.In mid-May, Myrick went undefeated in his division at the U.S. Chess Federation Super National Tournament in Nashville. Since then, the pre-teen has become the pride of Baltimore, bombarded with interviews and gifts from far and wide.Baltimore student Cahree Myrick wants to take his chess game to the next level. (AFRO Photo/Maliik Obee)The chess board at Reflection Eternal Barbershop is open to all between haircuts, but its seats are often occupied by players of all ages. From barbers to elderly patrons, wits are matched in the battle to claim the opponent’s king. Myrick is a regular participant and patron at the shop, along with his mother, Yuana Spears and two younger brothers. The quartet makes the trip from the Herring Run area weekly for a fresh haircut and a game or two—if Spears can pencil in additional time. Before Myrick achieved a perfect score in Nashville, adorned in a casual ensemble of Nike and Under Armour, he was already a busy young man. The Roland Park Middle School seventh grader is not only a chess champion, but also scholar, and quite the hurdler on the track. Chess first piqued Myrick’s interest in the first grade.“My teacher talked about it a little bit, like the king and the queen,” he said, “and I was like, ‘ooh, I want to learn a game about kings and queens,’ and it just went on from there.”By the third grade, Myrick was participating tournaments across the Baltimore area. Now, he’s traveling across the nation for at least 12 tournaments per year.The passion Myrick possesses for the game is evident in the high-pitched squeak in his pubescent voice every time he discusses strategies and his growth over the years. Yet he’s still a kid, one whose shyness is evident by a tendency to avoid eye contact.Over the last month, Myrick’s story has gone viral, gaining traction via social media. He’s been featured in articles and stories by The Undefeated and NPR, and he’s even been invited to the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse for a chess match with superstars including Manny Machado. But the grind doesn’t stop for Myrick, whose competitive edge is pushing him to pursue greater accolades.“I want to be a grandmaster one day, that’s the best that you can be.” said Myrick.But first he’s got to climb up the ranks of the chess hierarchy, and now looks to graduate from the junior varsity level to varsity. With high school on the horizon, Myrick and Spears are seeking a school that suits both of his favorite hobbies.“We have looked at [Baltimore Polytechnic Institute]” said Spears, with Myrick chiming in to mention schools such as Calvert Hall Boys Catholic High School in nearby Towson. Myrick’s achievement has also taken one burden off of Spears; Morgan State University held a ceremony at Myrick’s school to offer him a future scholarship.Myrick’s younger brother Jaliel is following in his footsteps—he plays on the Roland Park Elementary chess team, and has participated in several tournaments. The baby of the bunch, Lohgan, is much more energetic than his older siblings, exhibiting a boisterous personality, bouncing from wall to wall around the barbershop. Somehow, Spears, a city Fire Department employee, finds a way to cater to all her boys, who each go to different schools miles apart. With all involved in sports of some kind, she balances the busy schedule of her kids with her own hectic obligations.When asked how she manages to do it all, she chants “God,” letting out a sigh followed by a laugh.Patrons of the shop shake Myrick’s hand, giving him pats on the back, commending him for his achievement. The preteen lets out a low “Thank You,” absorbing his new fame with a cool, yet appreciative tone.A much older teen, Morgan, sits down to play with Myrick, and the younger boy becomes instantly focused on the black and white pieces of the board. That focus is just a sign of much more to come.last_img read more

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Simple hack allows all PS Vita games to run on PlayStation TV

first_imgThe PlayStation TV is basically a PS Vita without a display you instead hook up to a TV and control using a DualShock pad. You’d expect such a device to play all PS Vita games by default, but it doesn’t. Instead, Sony launched the PlayStation TV with 100+ games compatibility and is slowly rolling out support for others. Too slowly.If there’s a game not on the list you want to play it can be frustrating, especially if there isn’t an obvious reason why it doesn’t work. But it turns out there is a simple way around this problem.Sony uses a whitelist system for allowing PS Vita games to boot on the PlayStation TV. If a game is not on this whitelist, it simply won’t be allowed to run. However, a simple hack has been discovered to allow you to replace the whitelist stored on the TV with a new version that allows all games and apps to run.The hack is a two stage process detailed in full over on NeoGAF. Basically, you need to send yourself a couple of emails to enable file overwriting to occur on the device and then to overwrite the whitelist .dat file. Once replaced, no Vita game should get blocked. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to play all games as some have touch input you cannot replicate on the PlayStation TV. Those games will run now, but you won’t be able to play them properly.There’s every chance Sony will notice this hack floating around and release a patch to stop it from working. If you manage to get it working before that inevitable patch is released, chances are Sony won’t be able to remove it, only stop anyone else enabling it. So, if you want to unlock all the games, go through this overwriting process ASAP.last_img read more

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John Wayne was Targeted for Assassination by Stalin

first_imgIn 2001, the book John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth by Michael Munn came out on bookshelves. Within it was the explosive assertion that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin had targeted John Wayne for assassination due to his anti-communist stance.Wayne’s fame and influence was such, Stalin believed, that his death would help put an end to the anti-communism that the Soviet leader saw in the film industry in the late 1940s and early 1950s.Screenshot from the epic war film about the D-Day landings, The Longest Day, in which Bill Millin is portrayed by Leslie de Laspee, the official piper to the Queen Mother. The cast includes John Wayne, Kenneth More, Sean Connery, and Henry Fonda.According to author Michael Munn, who interviewed Wayne and others for his book, the increasing influence of Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was detrimental to Stalin’s clandestine programs of spreading communism through subtle means, such as film and radio.Wayne’s support for HUAC and his open anti-communism put him on Stalin’s “hit list,” according to Munn.Joseph Stalin.During the second iteration of the “Red Scare” in the late 1940s and early ’50s, HUAC and McCarthy led a search for suspected communists within the ranks of all sorts of occupations – from labor unions to the military to Hollywood.Most of the accusations leveled at those accused were false and tainted with hearsay. Still, the effect of McCarthyism was such that many famous actors and directors found it difficult to find work.Senator Joseph McCarthy, namesake of McCarthyism.Two of the many were Burgess Meredith and John Garfield, both noted actors of the 30’s and 40’s (younger readers will know Meredith as both “The Penguin” from the classic Batman show (it was the only work he could get), and as Rocky’s manager “Micky” in the first Rocky movies.Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Talia Shire as Adrian in Rocky. Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImagesMany people inside Hollywood and out disliked John Wayne for his support of the Un-American Activities Committee.To add fuel to the fire, they pointed out Wayne’s staying at home during the war, when other stars of his caliber, such as Jimmy Stewart, were actively fighting at the front.Jimmy Stewart getting medal.This was something Wayne always felt bad about, but the truth, in short, is that Wayne tried multiple times to join the armed forces and was turned down – he was viewed as too important to the recruiting and propaganda drive that Hollywood played such a big part in.Wayne in The Challenge of Ideas (1961).Sadly for Wayne, he did not discover until after the war that his application to join the OSS (the forerunner to the CIA) was successful. The envelope holding the acceptance letter was sidelined by his producers.Still, Wayne’s image, both on-screen and off, was larger than life and had a huge impact. Stalin decided he had to go.Joseph StalinIn 1951, when Stalin was near his end and at his most paranoid, two agents were sent to kill Wayne. They showed up at his offices at Warner Brothers studios.The men were arrested and they later asked for political asylum, according to Munn’s book.John Wayne in Rio Bravo (1959).Munn also alleges that American communists under orders from Moscow plotted to kill “the Duke.” Word reached Wayne’s posse of stuntmen, and they supposedly “ran the communists out of town.”Munn states that in a 1974 interview with Wayne, the star told him that during a 1966 visit to Vietnam to raise troops’ morale, a sniper took a shot at the star.The book also quotes Nikita Khrushchev, who came to power after the death of Stalin. Khrushchev was a huge fan of American movies and a huge fan of John Wayne.On one of his famed visits to the United States, the Soviet leader met with Wayne, and allegedly (according to the star) told him that “That was a decision of Stalin during his last five mad years. When Stalin died I rescinded that order.”Read another story from us: The Useless Advice John Wayne Gave to a Young Michael CaineStalin wasn’t always so unsuccessful. Many of his enemies, both real and imagined, fell to his assassins, most notably one of the original Bolsheviks, Leon Trotsky, who was killed with an ice-pick to the brain while in exile in Mexico, on orders from Stalin.last_img read more

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Tourism Solomons is offering agents the opportunit

first_imgTourism Solomons is offering agents the opportunity to win a $50 pre-paid Visa card simply by participating in a Solomon Islands update webinar taking place on 17 April 2019.Running for approximately 30 minutes and including a Q&A session, the webinar is timed from 08.30 AM AEST/10.30 AM NZST.Interested agents do need to register ASAP HERE. For more information on the webinar, contact Tourism Solomons marketing representative Australia/NZ, Richard Skewes via email at richard@ptm.net.au or telephone + 61 412 524 699. agentsTourism Solomonstrainingwebinarlast_img

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo West Virginia’s Geno Smith, USC’s Matt Barkley, Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson, Florida State’s EJ Manuel, North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon, Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib and Tennessee’s Tyler Bray are all intriguing talents, as are Kansas State’s Collin Klein and Arizona’s Matt Scott.The Cardinals, as we know, are picking seventh, which may be a bit high for a passer in this draft. And all it takes is for one team to fall in love with a player and take him earlier than most think he should go for all the dominoes to start to fall. Seemingly every year a team or two “reaches” for a signal caller earlier than most think they should, and there’s nothing saying new coach Bruce Arians and his staff won’t I.D. a player and make sure they get him. “I still think it’s going to be two or three,” Clayton said of quarterbacks taken in the first round. “But you just don’t get excited about it because this group isn’t as good as the group in the last two years.” – / 14 For all we know, the Arizona Cardinals went into the NFL Scouting Combine interested in taking one of the quarterbacks with their first round pick. But if that was indeed the case, they may be leaving with a different idea. Because, according to ESPN NFL insider John Clayton, no one really helped themselves over the weekend.“I thought this was going to be one where one or two or three quarterbacks who have been working out for five, six weeks, testing everything and trying to get their games better, I thought somebody was going to light it up and nobody lit it up,” he told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday. “But that doesn’t mean they’re not going to go in the first round; it just means they’re going to go in a lower part of the first round.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories center_img LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL Insider 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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Bond issue a step in the right direction

first_imgBy Elias HazouCYPRUS’ €750m bond issue is a step in the right direction for restructuring the national debt, but the country with its deep economic problems is not out of the woods yet, the ruling party said yesterday.“Given the circumstances, and the interest rate we have secured, it is an important step. With this move, we have covered a lot of the ground on the path toward normalcy, but there is still some way to go,” party spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told the press.“The risks are still there,” he added. “Fiscal consolidation is only part of the recipe for success. We also need the reforms that will render the Cyprus economy competitive.”The government is swapping €750m in domestic borrowing for external debt, the chief advantage being the lower interest rate, he said.Currently the government is paying a nominal interest rate of 5.15 per cent on domestic debt, compared to the 4.75 per cent it’s paying on the five-year bond, maturing in June 2019.The banks would also benefit by replacing government paper (bonds) with cash, thereby increasing liquidity in the system.Moreover, lenders would be able to release provisions for capital that they have so far been obliged to keep on their books for holding bonds that are classed as toxic or junk, Prodromou said.“This is no time for celebration, but neither for self-pity,” he added, alluding to opposition parties’ reaction to the bond issue.The opposition’s criticism was fairly subdued, as they were obliged to acknowledge that the vaunted return to the markets was a positive development.AKEL said however that it remains to be seen where the €750m will be channelled– would it be used to refinance existing debt or to pay off old debts, it asked.“It [the bond issue] may be a corrective step, but it is not expected to affect the rising unemployment, nor the pauperization of the people, and obviously it does not change today’s tragic economic situation whatsoever.”AKEL noted moreover that the bond issue attracted a great deal of interest not because of an improvement in the fundamentals of the Cyprus economy, but rather because the European Central Bank (ECB) recently slashed interest rates, making high-yield investments a rarity.Centrist party DIKO said the ultimate goal should be converting all of the country’s debt to foreign borrowing, and at interest rates “less onerous than today’s.”Given the “vote of confidence” in Cyprus from foreign bond investors, DIKO argued, the government must strike while the iron is hot and seek to renegotiate with the troika some of the clauses of its bailout deal, such as the definition of Non-Performing Loans.Cyprus’ total domestic debt currently stands at €4.1bn.Domestic debt is included in the total public debt, so the €750m borrowed from the markets does not increase the overall total national burden.The island was shut out of international capital markets in May 2011, and the Anastasiades government has been playing up the fact that Cyprus took the least time to make its market comeback among all the EU countries undergoing an economic adjustment programme.Economist Mike Spanos said the bond issue is overall a positive move, carrying interest lower than the domestic cost of borrowing.“The coupon (interest) is still a bit on the high side though, considering the ECB’s recent drastic cuts in interest rates,” he said.And one should put things into perspective, such as that the Cypriot bond is comparatively the most expensive among eurozone countries.Cheap money, a policy pursued by the ECB, means bond yields are at record lows, making even moderate returns attractive to hungry investors, said Spanos.Cheap credit also creates market distortions, which would explain why a country with expected negative economic growth (minus 4 per cent forecast for this year) and an unemployment rate of around 20 per cent is still able to borrow abroad at interest rates that would otherwise suggest the investment is relatively risk-free.“There is moreover no guarantee that Cypriot banks, once they get the cash from the government’s bond issue, will move the money down the road,” added Spanos.The economist reiterated his view that, instead of borrowing from the markets, Cyprus should ideally apply to extend its adjustment programme so that it can continue servicing its debt at 2 per cent from the European Stability Mechanism.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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shorthand: if you are on the side of book-burners you’ve already lost the argument The release of Fahrenheit 451 in many ways marks the end or at least the culmination of the modern era of book-burning The Nazis had reintroduced the idea to society and the US had learned the hard way that due in large part to that association the practice was taboo By the time Bradbury wrote his book the symbolism of the idea would have been clear to all of his readers and it still holds today As Knuth notes in Burning Books and Leveling Libraries the 20th-century phenomenon of mass regime-sponsored destruction of books has been accompanied especially more recently by more scattershot small-scale destruction such as a Koran-burning planned by a small Florida church in 2010 This works on the same theory as mass book burning does: books represent ideas and destroying them is also a surefire way to get attention even if it doesn’t entirely accomplish what the book-burners wanted And large-scale book 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Gwer West 6 days ago has further attracted Fulani militants to massacre and completely stamp out any form of resistance in the area” The final report into what happened to doomed flight MH370 has been released by the Malaysian government – but provides very few answers to what happened to the plane and where it is now in one of the greatest mysteries in aviation historyOne of the reports few concrete conclusions is that the plane travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers on board in March 2014 was deliberately and manually turned from its course either by one of the pilots or by a third party Communications equipment had also been turned off before it flew for over six hours in a south-westerly direction before crashing into the Indian OceanOnly three pieces of the Boeing-777 aircraft have ever been recovered spread as far north as Tanzania to as far south as South AfricaKok Soo Chon the lead investigator said in a press conference that it could not be established whether the plane had been flown by anyone other than the pilot but nor could they exclude the possibility of unlawful interference by a third partyStaff arrange the copies of the final investigation report on missing flight MH370 in Putrajaya Credit: PAHe said the planes diversion could not be attributed to anomalies in the mechanical systems and it was not possible that the plane had been remotely taken over by hackers In terms of the pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah Kok said he was very competent and had an almost flawless safety record The co-pilots flight simulator was seized as part of the investigation but nothing suspicious was found on it and there was no criminal or psychological evidence to suggest any of the crew deliberately crashed the plane as part of a suicide missionKok added that while some of the evidence strongly suggested unlawful interference – such as proving that the planes turn-back was a deliberate action – he also recalled that no terrorist group had claimed responsibility for MH370s disappearance Relatives of passengers on board the missing MH370 speaks to media Credit: PAThe investigation also found that all four of the planes emergency locator transmitters had failed meaning they didnt give off the normal distress signals that would have helped find the plane It also criticised the air traffic control staff in both Malaysia where the plane took off from and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam where the plane was passing on its way to its intended destination of Beijing Kok said: "The air traffic controllers did not initiate the various emergency phases required of them thereby delaying the activation of the search and rescue operations"They did not maintain a continuous watch on the radar display did not release control according to the agreed transfer time relied too much on masked information and did not initiate the various emergency phases as required"Day of Remembrance for the MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (March 2018) Credit: PALoved ones of those on board MH370 have been patiently waiting for over four years for answers of what happened and have criticised the governments latest report for meticulously disproving various theories without providing real significant answersThe Malaysian government had said the report was to be the final one – but have since backtracked on that statementGrace Nathan a lawyer whose mother was on board said on Facebook: "Ladies and gentlemen after 45 years of investigation the conclusion. is: 1 We dont know what happened 2 We dont know why it happened 3 We dont know how it happened 4 We dont know what if anything is going to be done about it"And after a joint $200m search operation by Australia China and Malaysia was ended last year and a privately-funded underwater search was called off two months ago with no findings theres a strong possibility the families of those lost will never know what happened to their loved ones in one of the most unprecedented aviation disasters in 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