Vine: Duke’s Justise Winslow High-Fived A Guy In An Ohio State Shirt After An And-1 During Today’s Game

first_imgDuke and UNC get set for the tip.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke routed Clemson 78-56 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this afternoon. Freshman forward Justise Winslow was a force for the Blue Devils, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. In the first half, Winslow racked up 17 of his points. He was unstoppable in the open court, and on one occasion, he converted a fast break bucket and was fouled. That’s where things got interesting. Take a look at the shirt on the fan Winslow celebrates with. It’s an Ohio State shirt.An OSU shirt in Cameron is a random sight. Perhaps the man was just at the game with friends who are Duke fans, and he decided to mesh with the crowd and root for the home team. Either that, or he’s a legitimate Duke supporter, which makes him an exceptionally fortunate college sports fan who has seen a wealth of success from his favorite teams this century.last_img read more

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Newly Renovated Chapelton Family Court Opened

first_img The newly upgraded court will offer a range of legal and support services relating to: adoption, child care and protection, counselling, custody and maintenance, domestic violence, guardianship, and youth delinquency. Meanwhile, the Chief Justice thanked the EU and Canadian Government for supporting Jamaica’s judicial system over the years, and assured that the newly refurbished family court in Chapelton will be optimally utilized to ensure the delivery of timely outcomes on matters brought before that tribunal. Residents of Chapelton and neighbouring communities in Clarendon, now have a newly renovated Family Court, which was refurbished with funds provided by the European Union (EU) and Government of Canada. Story Highlights Residents of Chapelton and neighbouring communities in Clarendon, now have a newly renovated Family Court, which was refurbished with funds provided by the European Union (EU) and Government of Canada.The facility, which is located at the Chapelton courthouse, was officially opened by Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, and Chief Justice, Hon. Bryan Sykes, on April 5.The newly upgraded court will offer a range of legal and support services relating to: adoption, child care and protection, counselling, custody and maintenance, domestic violence, guardianship, and youth delinquency.Mr. Chuck, who thanked the EU and Canadian Government for facilitating the court’s renovation, said the facility’s infrastructure will serve as the standard by which others are either built or upgraded.Noting that over $700 million has been spent to repair facilities in the justice sector over the last fiscal year, the Minister expressed the hope that “within the next two years, all courts will (be of) first world standard.”Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck advised that steps are being taken to further increase citizens’ access to legal and judicial services.These, he informed, include: the acquisition of two additional mobile legal aid clinics that have been promised by one of Jamaica’s multilateral development partners, and which will increase the fleet to three; and the establishment of 14 justice centres – one in each parish – to deal with matters related to mediation, trial diversion, and restorative justice.The Minister indicated that two justice centres have, to date, been established, one of which is located in St. Ann and the other in Portland.He advised that another four justice centres are slated to be opened by the end of April in Manchester, Westmoreland, Trelawny and St. Mary, while expressing the hope that the remaining eight will be established during the 2018/19 fiscal year.Mr. Chuck said these engagements are indicative of the Government’s commitment to provide the requisite resources to boost the judiciary’s service delivery.In his remarks, Mr. Sykes noted that Government support for the judicial system has been “very tangible” and has, among other things, facilitated an increase in the staff complement at the courts.“We have received 22 additional judicial clerks which will bring the complement to 43, and now almost every judge will have a judicial clerk. This will eliminate one of the reasons given for the delay in a timely delivery of justice,” he noted.Mr. Sykes further advised that three additional judges will be appointed to serve in the Court of Appeal to expedite the delivery of justice there, while the posts for 10 parish court judges have been approved.Meanwhile, the Chief Justice thanked the EU and Canadian Government for supporting Jamaica’s judicial system over the years, and assured that the newly refurbished family court in Chapelton will be optimally utilized to ensure the delivery of timely outcomes on matters brought before that tribunal.Head of the EU Delegation in Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewaska, said the Chapelton family court represents the outcome of efforts to ensure fair access to justice for all, particularly vulnerable groups such as women and children.“From a rights-based approach, (refurbishing of) the (Chapelton family) court demonstrates the commitment of the EU to the people of Jamaica in assisting the Government to improve quality of legal services to its people, regardless of their physical location (or status),” she said.Ambassador Wasilewska said this involves budgetary commitments incorporating work to be done in supporting civil society groups and the community, thereby making it possible for the Government to hear the voices of the communities, as the plans unfold.She further advised that the EU will be assisting the Government to establish or upgrade a number of courts, particularly in rural communities.Ambassador Wasilewska indicated that four of these are expected by 2020, to bring to nine the total number that have so far been built with EU support.last_img read more

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Taxes business confidence and demographics highlight Calgary satisfaction survey

first_imgWhile the overall quality of life continues to be good in Calgary according to an annual survey, age plays a big factor. Ipsos Reid released its 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Monday, with 85 per cent of respondents reporting the quality of life as good, a two-point increase from the year before. Just under 80 per cent say they’re satisfied with the overall level and quality of programs and services as well. However, there were notable findings in several categories.The data suggests 42 per cent of baby boomers are likely to say the quality of life has worsened, while it was just 24 for millennials. Ipsos vice-president of public affairs Jamie Duncan offered an explanation. “We hear the narrative of the small town that maybe isn’t as small a town as it used to be and that certainly is a bit of a context for some of their frustrations, where millennials are using a very different lens on how they’re viewing things,” he said to council. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said with a changing population, council has to adjust. “We have to get ahead of these demographic shifts, and that’s an important part of what council thinks about, at the same time, it doesn’t mean that we ignore people on one end or the other end of the age scale,” he said. One of the big findings was taxes, as 60 per cent said we get good value for our dollars, 16 said it was poor, and 29 per cent neutral. “You have to remember that in your quest to make them happy, which do every single day, we also have to remember that the other 65 per cent of people who are pretty happy, you can’t take away the stuff that’s making them happy, so it makes this job challenging,” he said. Nenshi also noted the good value portion was 49 per cent before we have to take office and it’s also a good sign that the response in 2017 was that positive coming out of an economic downturn. But business confidence has been tracking downward, as the survey said since 2013, we’ve gone from 90 per cent down to 68 per cent regarding the size of the population who agree Calgary is a great place to make a living.Nenshi said that’s entirely driven by the economic downturn. “As we start to create more jobs within the community and our economic development is laser-focused on job creation right now, and it should be, that I expect you’ll see those numbers change,” he said. As for how Calgary compares to other cities, Duncan said Calgary is doing very well. “Calgary’s numbers continue to be as strong, if not in some areas, outperforming other Canadian municipalities where we do this work,” he said.last_img read more

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Raf Simons leaves Calvin Klein over creative differences

first_imgNEW YORK — Less than two years after he shook up the New York fashion world with a splashy debut for Calvin Klein, designer Raf Simons is leaving the company.In a joint announcement, the company and the Belgian designer said they were parting ways amicably after Calvin Klein “decided on a new brand direction different from Simons’ creative vision.” A representative for Simons said in an email Friday night that the designer would have no further comment.Simons revitalized Calvin Klein with his hip European sensibility after being appointed chief creative officer in 2016. His New York Fashion Week shows were the talk of the industry, beginning with his February 2017 debut, which had a clear political message, opening and closing with the David Bowie song “This is Not America.”Celebrities flocked to his shows, critics raved, and the fashion establishment rewarded him with three top awards in two years. He won the Council of Fashion Designers of America award for womenswear in both 2017 and 2018, and in a rare feat also took the menswear award in 2017.But critical raves don’t necessarily translate to commercial success. There was reportedly disappointment on the part of PVH, the corporation that owns Calvin Klein, in sales under Simons.Simons, who previously worked at Dior, brought an artsy European approach to the iconic American brand, often citing numerous cultural references — but especially Hollywood — as inspirations. In September, his runway show riffed on the movie “Jaws,” with models in various types of wetsuits strolling in front of enormous screens depicting a glistening ocean.Many of the garments had big bites taken out of them — as in shark bites. Simons said the shark represented danger.“Very often we are attracted to things that we actually know are dangerous,” he said in an interview. “But we can’t stay away from it.”Some of models wore tasseled caps and robes; Simons was also riffing on “The Graduate.”At his show last February, Simons coated the former American Stock Exchange Building in downtown Manhattan with a huge bed of popcorn. Guests slogged through the kernels to get to their seats, with bits of popcorn falling into boots and shoes and coating one’s clothes with powder.It was Simons’ version of an American landscape, including a huge barn house. But the clothes evoked not so much rural America as a dystopian world on another planet, with balaclavas, huge gloves, and bits of Mylar flowing from the garments.As was typical, that show was attended by a slew of celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Laura Dern, and — straight from a premiere party — the cast of “The Black Panther,” including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman.Calvin Klein will not show during New York Fashion Week in February 2019. No word was given about a successor.Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Dangerous to let viable cos close down says IBBI chief

first_imgNew Delhi: Committees of Creditors (CoCs) should provide all relevant information and share their vision for companies under the insolvency process, a senior official said Saturday as he asserted that it will be dangerous to let viable firms to close down. Amid rising number of stressed assets being referred for resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), IBBI chief M S Sahoo said the law also gives opportunities to rectify the mistakes during the insolvency process. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe objective of the law is to rescue viable companies and close down unviable ones, he said. “If due to incompetence (of market participants) the reverse happens, then it is dangerous,” Sahoo said here. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Chairperson also noted that CoCs must provide all relevant information to resolution applicants so that they find interest in the companies. “Commercial decisions are not black and white. There is no mathematical formula to say that a company is unviable and another is viable. It depends on so much considerations and it depends on who is looking at it,” he noted. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysSpeaking at an event, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) Chairperson Justice S J Mukhopadhaya said that financial creditors should not play foul while going through the viability and commercial aspects of a resolution plan. Citing examples, he indicated that operational creditors should also be getting money and not just the financial creditors in a resolution process. Responding to a query on whether operational creditors are not getting their dues, Sahoo cited data till December 2018 to say that both operational and financial creditors “on average, got about 48 per cent each of their claims”. About haircuts taken by creditors, he wondered what can be done if the resolution process started very late. “Today about 370-380 companies have been ordered into liquidation. Most of them, 80 per cent, were in BIFR (Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction) or defunct companies. So when there is nothing to really recover, when the liquidation value almost zero, you will have to take haircut,” he noted. According to him, it also needs to be seen how much one gets in comparison to his claim and in comparison to the liquidation value. “Up to March data, creditors have got about 195 per cent of the liquidation value. That means companies have been rescued and thereafter creditors have got 195 per cent of the liquidation value. Anything above liquidation value is bonus and that has come because of the IBC,” he said. National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) President and Chief Justice (Rtd) M M Kumar said that 32 more members would be joining the tribunal, which would help in stabilising the system. At present, it has 25 members. Despite the adjudicating authority functioning with a very poor infrastructure, the average timeline for resolution of cases is around 300 days, Kumar said. Under the IBC, the timeline for resolution of a case is a maximum of 270 days. Kumar also said the institution of resolution professionals needs to be strengthened and such professionals must be more equipped and full of knowledge. They were speaking on the sidelines of a conference organised by industry body Assocham. The IBC provides for market-driven and time-bound resolution of stressed assets.last_img read more

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Trying to Measure the LeBron Effect on Game Attendance

LeBron James may not show up for the Miami Heat next year, but whichever team he ends up with is likely to see a huge economic bump. James puts people in the seats.After reports leaked Tuesday that James would exercise his early-termination option in his contract with the Heat, some speculated that he’ll actually stay in South Beach next season. But teams are itching to clear cap space in the hopes of signing the NBA forward.We know plenty about James’s value on the court, but to get some sense of his economic value, we looked at how attendance changed before and while he was on the Cavaliers and Heat. As a baseline, the average NBA team’s attendance is about 90 percent capacity over the course of the season, but that varies wildly depending on a team’s winning percentage. (It also presumably fluctuates throughout a season.) I looked at NBA teams’ winning percentage and home-game attendance from the 2001-02 season through the 2013-14 season, and found that a team that wins 80 percent of its games — roughly 66 games in a season, probably the best record in the league — should average 100 percent capacity. Comparatively, a team that wins only 20 percent of its games will, on average, sell 80 percent of its tickets.It’s easy to see why winning fills arenas. Wins excite fans, give them hope for a potential championship, and (hopefully) are a display of entertaining basketball. James helps do that better than nearly anybody. Even controlling for success, a “LeBron Effect” materialized in the data. The teams he’s played for — the 2004 through 2010 Cavs and the 2011 though 2014 Heat — have home-attendance averages of 98.0 percent capacity, well above what their records would predict. Nearly all of James’s teams have sold tickets at higher rates than we’d expect for how well they performed. Note how for every season but one, his teams are above the line in the chart below.(Attendance here is measured by capacity, or the percentage of available seats sold. Sometimes capacity percentages rise above 100 percent because of imperfect stadium data, whether standing-room-only tickets are counted, etc.)Interestingly, James sells out even more so on the road, perhaps because he’s more of a novelty when traveling. Over the past six seasons — his last two with the Cavs and all four with the Heat — James’s teams away capacity has averaged 99.5 percent. (Because of imperfect data on away game attendance capacity, only the past six seasons were analyzed.) It’s no surprise that the relationship between a team’s winning percentage and its draw while traveling is much weaker — that is, the curve is flatter. But adjusting for how good the Cavs or Heat were in a given season, those teams with James on them sold out the house. Look how far above the line James teams are now:This analysis does not account for ticket prices, merchandise sales or any of the other revenue channels for James’s teams, so it’s just the beginning of the conversation about his economic worth. But wherever he ends up, two things are likely to continue: His team will sell out the home stadium, and his opponents’ box offices will be sad to see him go. read more

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Football Game times and networks announced for four more OSU games

Buckeye football players waiting to run out of the tunnel and onto the field before the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorAfter releasing the game times and networks for the first two Ohio State football games of the season, FOX, ESPN and the Big Ten conference revealed Wednesday the kickoff times and networks for four more games for OSU this season.FOX will be televising at least three OSU games this season. The network will air the Sept. 16 matchup against Army and the Oct. 28 game against Penn State from Ohio Stadium, as well as the Nov. 25 season finale versus Michigan from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Those kickoff times are scheduled for 4:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and noon, respectively.OSU’s Homecoming game, Oct. 7 game against Maryland, will begin at either 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. with the television network still undetermined.The latest announced start times come six days after it was revealed that the Buckeyes’ season opener against Indiana on Aug. 31 would be aired on ESPN at 8 p.m., and their home opener against Oklahoma on Sept. 9 would begin at 7:30 p.m. with ABC broadcasting the matchup in primetime.There is still no update on the start times or networks for OSU’s home games against UNLV, Michigan State and Illinois, or its away games against Rutgers, Nebraska and Iowa. read more

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Two of My Favorite Things

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 13, 2018 – Providenciales – Six of the Top 10 best beaches in the world – according to Trip Advisor – are in the Caribbean and it is an absolute favorite thing that the number one is in the Turks and Caicos Islands; Grace Bay Beach does it again!  People love the softness of the sand… they love the hues of blue and turquoise… they love the sunny conditions, year round and they love that the beach which spans 12 miles is never ever ever crowded.At No. 3 is Varadero Beach in Cuba!  The tripadvisor voters say it is paradise with a beach extending for miles… milk white sand… turquoise waters and warm water.  98% of those who have visited and who have commented on the travel booking website just love Varadero in Cuba.And those are two of my favorite things. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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