first_imgBy Carolyn Bird with Molly HerndonAt the end of last year, a freelance reporter contacted me with a request to provide “steps that disorganized, messy, resolution-proof people can take to shore up and improve their financial situations.” In the reporter’s language, the information “is for people who are unlikely to make — much less keep a real budget.”Here are some effective strategies to help your clients manage and improve their financial situation in the New Year. By investing a little time to put some systems in place, a person can save time and money throughout the year.First, check to see how much money is coming in and how often. A good place to start is with “take home” pay. This is the amount that your client or her employer deposits into the client’s bank account.Second, sort the bills into those that have the same amount due every month and those for which the amounts vary. The payments that do not change are called “fixed expenses” and include bills such as rent or mortgage. Some utilities may fall into this category as well, such as; cable television, Internet provider service, cell phone contract amount (if you stay within your plan). Even the electric and other utilities can be a fixed dollar amount each month if the provider offers a “budget plan” that averages annual usage over 12 months. Suggest that your clients check with their gas and/or electric service provider to see if a budget plan is available.Third, if your client is paid more than once per month, decide which bills will be paid during each income period. Clients may need to allocate half of the amount from two pay periods during the month to pay the larger bills such as rent or mortgage.Fourth, encourage clients to use the electronic bill pay service offered at their financial institution. Using the information on the company’s invoice or bill, clients can set up payment for each of the fixed payment bills. The key is to be sure to select a payment date so the payment will arrive on time. One final check after setting up accounts for payment is to remember to verify that each bill is accounted for in its income period. This will help avoid overspending for an income period.Fifth, clients can use a calendar and mark “online dates” for paying bills. These dates will likely be close to the client’s payday. For example, if your client will be paid on February 1st, then February 1st or 2nd might be good days for an online date. On the selected date, your client can log into his account and approve the bills for payment. It is possible to set payments for automatic processing on a certain date but I suggest that those new to budgeting use the manual processing procedure. Manual processing provides one more opportunity to double-check the numbers, and if there is an error, to avoid over-spending. Using this method will reduce the time needed to manage monthly finances and it will help the client avoid fees from late payments or bounced checks. For example, if your client carries a credit card balance setting up an automatic payment for at least the minimum amount due will avoid late fees. Additional payments can always be made in the same or a different pay period.If the due dates are too close to pay dates to allow the payments to arrive on-time, your client can contact each company and ask for a later due date. Be aware that it may take one or two billing cycles for the due date change to take place. Another technique to avoid account overdraft is to establish an account dedicated to bill payments. This is particularly useful for clients who don’t keep a running balance for the checking or transaction account. A separate bill-payment account can reduce bill-paying stress. Each pay period, the necessary amount of money to cover the bills or the amount of money to be allocated against a bill (like rent or mortgage) is transferred to the bill-payment account. This way, a forgotten ATM transaction will not jeopardize the ability to pay bills. A dedicated bill-payment account can be an effective way for dual income couples to contribute to and manage household bill payments.Now that your client has identified how much income is devoted to fixed payments, the balance can be allocated across variable expenses.Other tips for managing money on the go:Set up an alert for notification when a deposit is made to an account.Set up an automatic transfer from checking to savings; start with what you can afford and increase it overtime. This can be $5 or $10.Set up an alert for when the account balance falls to a certain amount, it might $100, $50 or whatever number is meaningful for your client. What the alert means will be individual to your client. But in any case, it is a signal to seriously consider each financial transaction. How your client responds will vary from curtailing eating out, skipping an outing with friends, or resisting a clothing purchase. The important thing is for your client to decide what will help him to live within his income and to tailor the alert accordingly.Lastly, these strategies are great steps toward establishing a budget. The budget is a tool that helps identify where the money goes each month. It offers an opportunity to decide if your money is really being spent the way you would like. The budget works for your client to help him meet financial goals. It may be useful to provide your client with an online spending tracking tool.A budget can also remind us that while a cost is fixed in the short run, it is variable in the long run. This means that if a utility expense (such as cell phone, cable, Internet, etc.) is too high, it may not be possible to reduce the rate right now but your client can shop for a better rate when the contract nears renewal. Or your client may decide to do away with a service for a while. Similarly, your client can look for a more reasonable place to live or one that is closer to work to reduce the cost of housing or transportation. By highlighting spending choices that may not be working so well, a budget can be used as a comparative tool when considering spending alternatives.This blog focuses on the national core competency of “spending.” The competency behaviors discussed included: tracking spending and living within your means.Are your clients or program participants using automatic banking features to help them better manage their finances? What tips and techniques are they using?last_img read more

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has admitted that it deliberately tries to put India and Pakistan in the same group at world events as it is hugely important for the success of tournaments.India and Pakistan are set to meet in the group stage of Champions Trophy in England next year, making the mouthwatering clash a reality for the fifth tournament in succession. “No doubt we want to try to put India versus Pakistan in our event,” ICC chief executive Dave Richardson was quoted as saying by ‘The Telegraph’.“It’s hugely important from an ICC point of view. It’s massive around the world and the fans have come to expect it as well. It’s fantastic for the tournament because it gives it a massive kick.”Richardson, however, denied that the constant clash between the arch-rivals affects the fairness of ICC events. “What we try and do is make sure that when you add up the rankings of the different groups, they all add up to the same number of points. You can do that in a number of ways. So long as the pools are balanced, it’s silly to avoid (the fixture) when you can fairly cater for it,” he added.The draw for the eight-team tournament was announced here yesterday. The Asian powerhouses will go head to head at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on June 4.The 18-day tournament will run from June 1 to 18 and will also see matches played at the Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff and The Oval in London.A couple of days before the all-Asian clash, Australia and New Zealand will lock horns in a repeat of the World Cup 2015 final at Edgbaston.The top eight sides as on September 30, 2015 have qualified for this tournament, with world champions Australia seeded number-one. They head Group A, which also includes fourth seeds New Zealand, sixth seeds England and seventh seeds Bangladesh, who will be returning to this competition for the first time since 2006.India lead Group B, which also comprises third seeds South Africa, fifth seeds Sri Lanka and eighth seeds Pakistan.The top two sides from each group will progress to the semi-finals, which will be played at Cardiff and Edgbaston on June 14 and 15 respectively, with The Oval hosting the final. × COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL India to take on Pakistan in Champions Trophy opener The Asian powerhouses will go head to head at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on June 4. India_14_2311498g SHAREcenter_img Published on India_14_2311498g June 02, 2016 cricket RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

first_imgBadal also took stock of Bhagat Puran Singh HealthBadal also took stock of Bhagat Puran Singh Health Insurance Scheme and asked the Principal Secretary of Health Department to regularly monitor it.Nearly 15,000 beneficiaries have been treated in various government and private empanelled hospitals for which a sum of Rs 10 crore has already been paid to them by the insurance company as medical claims, the release said.Seven private hospitals have been dis-empanelled under the scheme for providing deficient services to beneficiaries, it said.The Chief Minister also monitored the disbursement of post-matric and pre-matric scholarships for Scheduled Caste and OBC students under centrally sponsored schemes.He constituted a committee comprising his Principal Secretary, expenditure department secretary and secretary for welfare of SCs and BCs to take steps for timely release of funds from Centre under different scholarship schemes.Badal also asked all the departments to compile a compact database including name, complete address with mobile/telephone numbers of all the beneficiaries under various schemes to seek their vital inputs for bringing further improvement in these schemes and quick redressal of their grievances, if any. PTI CHS BSAlast_img read more

first_imgBhuvneshwar Kumar picked up five wickets in a fine display of seam bowling to floor New Zealand after Wriddhiman Saha’s battling half-century helped India reach 316 on the second day of the second Test at Eden Gardens on Saturday. (Scorecard)After India were dismissed shortly before lunch, their seamers did most of the damage as New Zealand staggered to 128/7 at the close on a rain-interrupted day. (India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2: As It Happened)BJ Watling (12) and Jeetan Patel (five) were at the crease for the touring side. It was the fourth five-wicket haul for the 26-year-old Kumar, who replaced Umesh Yadav in the side. “In India you rarely get this kind of wicket, so I wanted to make full use of it,” Bhuvneshwar said. “It was one of my dreams to take five wickets in India.”Mohammed Shami struck first, trapping opener Tom Latham (one) lbw, before out-of-sorts Martin Guptill (13) departed when the ball ricocheted off of his elbow and on to his stumps after he lifted his arms to avoid a sharply-rising Kumar delivery.Henry Nicholls (one) was out soon after play resumed in the second session when the left-handed batsman chopped Kumar on to his stumps to reduce the Kiwis to 23/3. (Kolkata Test: Pujara indisposed, kept off the field on Day 2)Stand-in captain Ross Taylor (36) and Luke Ronchi (35), who made 38 and 80 in the first Test in Kanpur, took the fight to the hosts with a 62-run fourth-wicket stand before the latter was trapped in front by left-arm spinner Jadeja.advertisementNew Zealand’s hopes rested heavily on Taylor’s shoulders with regular captain Kane Williamson absent due to illness but after a two-and-half hour rain delay the right-hander pushed hard at a Kumar outswinger to be caught at first slip.Kumar completed his five-wicket haul by sending back Mitchell Santner (11) and Matt Henry (0) in successive deliveries.Earlier, resuming on 239/7, India, who lead the three-Test series 1-0, added valuable runs through their lower-order batsmen, with Saha (54 not out) completing his third Test fifty.The 31-year-old Saha, who has cemented his place in India’s Test side after the retirement of long-standing captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was struck on the elbow and the ribcage by some hostile New Zealand bowling.But the right-hander did not flinch and brought up his fifty with a four and a six in successive deliveries off left-arm spinner Santner, much to the delight of the crowd, who applauded at length for the local player.Saha added 41 for the eighth wicket with Jadeja (14) and another 35 for the final one with fellow home favourite Shami.last_img read more

first_imgEngland Wilshere has to play regularly – Southgate downplays Arsenal midfielder’s World Cup hopes Jamie Smith Last updated 2 years ago 23:23 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jack Wilshere Getty Images England Harry Kane Lithuania v England Lithuania WC Qualification Europe Despite reports the Arsenal midfielder could be a wildcard Russia pick, England’s boss played down his selection chances for 2018 Gareth Southgate has told Jack Wilshere he must be playing regularly at club level to be considered for England’s World Cup squad.With England lacking a midfielder who can unpick deep-lying defences in the absence of injured Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana, 25-year-old Wilshere has been suggested as a possible solution.Kane 6/1 for England Hat-Trick Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Arsenal midfielder is yet to feature in the Premier League this season but has insisted his fitness levels “are probably the best they’ve ever been” after recovering from a broken leg sustained playing on loan at Bournemouth last season.But Southgate said Wilshere, who last played for England in a shock loss to Iceland at Euro 2016 after being selected by Roy Hodgson despite a lack of fitness, must get minutes for Arsenal to earn a place in his squad.”Everyone knows the quality Jack has,” said Southgate, who has named players including Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jesse Lingard in his current squad despite their lack of regular game-time in the Premier League.”But he’s got to be playing regularly. He has the quality to play at highest level.”Top spot in the @EuroQualifiers might be secure, but the manager says there’s plenty riding on Sunday’s match… pic.twitter.com/UzFM8nDPFN— England (@England) October 7, 2017England have already guaranteed their place at Russia 2018 after beating Slovenia 1-0 at Wembley on Thursday thanks to an injury-time strike from temporary captain Harry Kane.Dele Alli is available for Sunday’s away game in Lithuania after serving a one-match ban for an offensive gesture made in the victory over Slovakia and Southgate confirmed he will tweak his team, with Jack Butland set to replace Joe Hart in goal and Harry Winks in line to make his international debut.”[Butland] has been patient for his opportunity, his form has been good. It’s a good opportunity for Jack,” Southgate said.”We’ve got great competition for places. Joe was excellent the other night. We’ve got other good goalkeepers.”For sure we’ll make changes. The game is slightly different on an artificial pitch – we want to play players that can handle the ball.”@FIFAWorldCup qualification. #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/0o97S38SM5— Harry Kane (@HKane) October 6, 2017Kane wore the armband for the win against Slovenia but Southgate is still refusing to confirm whether the Tottenham striker will be made the permanent captain, succeeding Wayne Rooney in the role.”I’m getting more stubborn over it,” Southgate said. “I’ll make a decision when I’m ready.”last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE as of 6:50 p.m. Fort St. John time, the suspects are still on the loose near York Landing.Despite reports – there is no one in custody at this time. RCMP officers remain in the community of York Landing & continue to investigate the reported sighting of the two suspects. All required resources are being used in this ongoing investigation. Updates to follow.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 29, 2019Original Story: WINNIPEG, M.B. – Manitoba RCMP have confirmed the two suspects in three northern B.C. homicides could be near the community of York Landing Manitoba.York Landing is approximately 200 km south west of Gillam and the RCMP has sent resources to the community to investigate a tip.Multiple RCMP resources are being sent to York Landing, MB, to investigate a tip that the two suspects are possibly in, or near, the community. A heavy police presence can be expected in the area. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019Elected Chief Of York Factory First Nation Leroy Constant posted on Facebook. “RCMP officers & crew will arrive in our community of York Landing, MB very shortly to conduct a search for the 2 suspects at large.  Everyone, please remain indoors with your doors locked. And all vehicles should be parked. Please share the message with those who don’t have Social Media. We received word that there was a possible sighting around our community landfill moments ago.”On Sunday the RCMP said they had received over 200 tips in the search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.  This could be the first confirmed sighting of the suspects since last week when their vehicle was found burnt near Gillam.Reporters in Gillam have shared on twitter that a large number of Police resources have left the community for York Landing.  The RCMP are also reminding the public not to post pictures or information about the exact location of RCMP members who are searching for the suspects.Please do not disclose officer locations by posting photos of our officers in the community to social media.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019 BREAKING: The RCMP say the two B.C. homicide suspects may be in York Landing, Man. They have sent backup to the area. We saw a ton of cops leave the RCMP station in Gillam about an hour ago. #cbcmb— Austin Grabish (@AustinGrabish) July 28, 2019last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Concluding a long run of 88 years, Mitra Cinema of Hati Bagan in North Kolkata downed its shutters after the owners failed to bear the huge loss incurred while running it.With the closure of the single-screen hall, several memories associated with Barua-Kanan Devi, Chabi Biswas-Sandhyarani or Uttam Suchitra come to an end. The last show at the hall was screened on April 1. Dipendra Mitra, the proprietor of the hall, said he was unable to run the place because of his ill health. The century-old building is in need of immediate repair and firefighting and other modern equipments need to be installed as well. A rumour is making rounds that a high-rise building will come up at the prime location. However, Mitra refused to divulge anything regarding the same. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMitra Cinema was opened in 1963 and has been screening Bengali and Hindi movies since then. Rajatava Mitra remembers when as a college student he saw Deya Neya, a legendary Uttam Kumar starrer which also featured Tanuja, Chaya Devi, Kamal Mitra, Pahari Sanyal and Tarun Kumar, at Mitra Cinema in 1963. “We had to stand in a long queue to get a ticket for the opening show. It was a marvelous experience,” he said. In the past few years, several cinema halls that used to screen Bengali movies have downed their shutters. Purna, Bharati and Ujjala, three famous cinema halls in South Kolkata, have closed down. Alochaya, a cinema hall in Beliaghata has been pulled down to make room for a high-rise complex. In Central Kolkata, Elite, Roxy and Chaplin have been closed, while Metro Cinema has been converted into a shopping mall.last_img read more

The Secretary-General was greeted by villagers and officials who arranged a ceremony in his honour. Expressing appreciation for their warm welcome, he stressed that all of their efforts toward him should be invested instead in the United Nations. He urged participants to think of themselves not just as residents of Eumseong county but citizens of the world. “Global is local and local is global,” he said. “You may live here in Eumseong county but you have access to the world.” Among those welcoming the Secretary-General was his 92-year old mother, Shin Hyun Soon, who embraced her son as well as other members of his party. The two held hands as they moved among the assembled gathering of friends and neighbours. The Secretary-General echoed his call for engagement during a visit to his alma mater, Chungju High School. Addressing students, he remembered the principal telling him to keep his head above the clouds and his feet planted firmly on the ground. “Dream big and be realistic,” he told the audience. The Secretary-General said his principal’s words had inspired him to enter an essay contest, which he won, along with the chance to travel to the United States, where he met President John F. Kennedy in what he called “the most inspiring moment in my life.” Mr. Ban said listening to the President speak prompted him to consider his own future and role. “I thought about how Korea was such a poor and underdeveloped country, I considered what I could do to make Korea a better place. And I decided to become a diplomat.” This was a distant goal for a poor boy from Eumseong county, he said, and one that demanded a willingness to try and beat the odds.Pointing out that the students present enjoyed far greater prosperity, security and opportunity than his generation, he asked that they not forget these gains were hard won through sacrifice. “Now you can go to better universities, you can live comfortably, but you should not be satisfied with that.” He asked the students to engage in helping to address hunger, poverty, climate change and other global threats. “Each and every one of you can be a critical agent of change,” he said. “You need to have a sense of reality and lofty dreams. This will be your road to success. I have never forgotten this maxim. Please build a bigger vision, be patient and do your best. Do not settle for your current environment. Look beyond your boundaries.” Mr. Ban specifically called on the students to see past the frontiers of the Republic of Korea. “Still one billion people around the world go to bed hungry. Millions of young people die from malaria. Many, many women die in childbirth. These tragedies are not acceptable and they can be fixed.” The Secretary-General said he had been deeply moved earlier in the day to visit a reconstructed version of his childhood home located in the nearby mountains. The thatched-roof structure where he grew up in a family of eight had two bedrooms, each accessible through a small doorway and separated by a kitchen which was centrally located so that its wood-burning oven would heat both when used. Members of his family were there to accompany him as he toured the reconstruction of his old home. The original had been demolished after it became too old to function. Reminiscing about life as a boy, he said, “It is amazing that they have built almost the same house. It really reminds me of my old days.” He recalled hearing words of advice from his elders there. “I still remember my grandfather was saying, ‘Ki-moon, you study hard. You study hard.’ He’s been always trying to tell me that.” The Secretary-General began his day in Eumseong by climbing a winding, paved path up the hill from his old home, past cornfields and rows of red-pepper plants, to his father’s burial site. Two straw mats laid out in front of the grave held a low wooden table prepared by his family with offerings of fresh fruit, cookies, meats, wine and incense. Following the Confucian tradition, the Secretary-General, his wife, and other members of their family took turns bowing solemnly two and a half times each to pay their respects to the deceased, and taking ritual sips of rice wine. Mr. Ban then walked back down the steep mountain path to an open-air wooden family shrine with a small courtyard at the front. Joined by other relatives, he removed his shoes before entering the building, which featured a row of flat cabinets against the main wall that opened to reveal paintings of his ancestors. There, too, participants bowed in silence, sipped rice wine in turn, and listened reverently as a family elder sang a traditional verse in memory of the deceased. 14 August 2011United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon went back to his roots today, visiting his hometown of Eumseong county in the Republic of Korea’s countryside, where he urged local residents to concern themselves with the world at large. read more

The number of Afghan refugees returning home this year from Pakistan under the United Nations refugee agency’s (UNHCR) voluntary repatriation programme is set to pass the 50,000 mark, bringing to some 3 million the total who have left Pakistan in the four-year-old programme, an agency spokesman said today.The voluntary repatriation of Afghans from both Pakistan and Iran is the largest UNHCR return programme ever, with over 4.5 million Afghans, including 1.47 million from Iran, having made the trip home over the last four years, Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva.In Pakistan today, some 1,300 Afghans will pass through UNHCR’s Iris Validation Centres in Peshawar and Quetta, where their eyes will be digitally scanned before leaving for Afghanistan to ensure that returnee assistance is only paid once, he said. “Among this group will be returnee No. 50,000 for 2006.”More than 90 per cent of the repatriated Afghans have had UNHCR assistance, Mr. Redmond said.Some 2.55 million Afghan refugees remain in Pakistan and approximately 960,000 in Iran, he added. read more

first_imgPresentations from Northland Resources and SRK Consulting will focus on these key aspects of new mining operations at the forthcoming Euro Mine Expo event from June 12-14, 2012 in Skellefteå, Sweden. Jonas Lundström, Vice President of HR and Corporate Communications at will be speaking about the Pajala project when Northland will begin mining operations; while Richard Evans, Senior Environmental Consultant at SRK will talk about building mines in partnership with neighbours and government.“It’s difficult for us to ask anyone because they’ve been dead for a hundred years”, says Jonas Lundström about Northland’s challenge to realise Sweden’s biggest completely new mining project of modern times. He will be speaking about all the challenges and the short journey from starting construction to mining and delivery. The Kaunisvaara project outside Pajala in Norrbotten is Northland Resources’ furthest advanced mining project. Within the framework of the project, two new iron ore mines are being developed at the present time – Sahavaara and Tapuli. One of the factors that make Kaunisvaara so interesting is that the properties of the ore make it possible to produce a concentrate with an iron content of all of 69%. Even though Kaunisvaara is situated in an area with a long history of mining and close to existing infrastructure, there was a lot that needed to be built up. For example, the ore must be transported by truck 150 km to a transshipping terminal in Pitkäjärvi, from where it is transported by rail on the Ore Line to the port of Fagernes in Narvik in Norway, where a new terminal is being built.Richard Evans from SRK comments: “Anybody who has worked in or for the mining industry knows that ‘a mine is not an island’. When planning a new mine there is open land between a mine and society and mines have a huge influence on this land. Mines impact greatly on the physical environment and the social and cultural fabric of communities that surround them”, says Evans. He points out that in modern times mines realise that they not only need to care about their investors. They need to care about society. They need to gain a ‘social licence to operate.’ He adds: “These days consulting stakeholders is synonymous with corporate social responsibility. And a socially responsible corporation realises that financial markets and consumers may penalise mines for what they perceive as anti-social behaviour such as by a drop in shareholder value, loss of good will, or poor public image. So mines care because it could affect their bottom line. A socially responsible corporation also realises that there will be greater investment in companies that are socially responsible and vice versa. Now you can’t be a socially responsible corporation and get a social licence to operate if you don’t talk to and care about your stakeholders.” For more information, see www.eurominexpo.comlast_img read more

first_imgMarée noire : Barack Obama suspend les nouveaux forages pétroliers en merÉtats-Unis – Jeudi, le président américain a annoncé qu’il prolongeait pour une durée de six mois le moratoire sur les permis de forage offshore. Barack Obama a également informé de la “suspension des forages de trente-trois puits de prospection sous-marine en cours dans le golfe du Mexique” et a donné l’ordre de reporter plusieurs projets pétroliers qui devaient avoir lieu au large de l’Alaska.Pour le président, BP aurait pu tenter de minimiser les dégâts relatifs à la marée noire. Selon lui, la catastrophe pétrolière qui touche actuellement le golfe du Mexique a surtout mis en exergue “la nécessité urgente” de développer, sur le continent américain, davantage de sources d’énergies renouvelables. Barack Obama a ainsi souligné l’importance “d’accélérer la compétition avec des pays comme la Chine, qui ont déjà compris que l’avenir dépend des énergies renouvelables”. Le 28 mai 2010 à 11:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgFor Bryan Robson, the French international can become of the English Premier League greats if he can continue with his current formFrench forward Anthony Martial started playing with Manchester United in 2015, after spending two years in the Ligue 1 with Monaco.Since then, he has scored 28 goals in 93 matches.And for the Red Devil’s legend Bryan Robson, the French striker can beDaniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“For me, over the last month we’ve seen the real Martial, where you expect him to be because he’s got so much talent”, he told the club’s official website.“He’s had a terrific month and hopefully he can continue that all the way through the season now.”“Mentally, Martial just needs to get that little bit stronger to make sure he can do it week in, week out and not just have a good period for one month, then dip in form for a couple of months and then come back to form,” he concluded.last_img read more

first_imgTwo elderly people were killed when a truck hit them in Chamta bus stand area of Nandail upazila on Wednesday morning.The deceased are Sirajuddin, 75, of Atkapara village, and Tofazzal Hossain, 70, of Kutubpur village of the upazila.According to witnesses, a Kishoreganj-bound speeding truck ran over the victims on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj highway, killing them on the spot around 8:00am.Agitated locals blocked the highway protesting the incident.Later police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The state government has set up a committee to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.The committee was formed on April 18. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the chairperson of the 46-member committee. The state government has taken a set of decisions in the first meeting of the committee, that was held on Monday.Members of the committee, including MPs Sudip Banerjee and Subrata Bakshi, minister of state for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya and Chief Secretary Malay De were present in the meeting, headed by the Chief Minister. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsVice-chancellors of Calcutta University, Rabindra Bharati University, Presidency University and Jadavpur University were also present in the meeting. There would be a permanent chair in the name of Gandhiji in Calcutta University. The university would take the final decision in this connection soon.De said: “There is a Gandhi Bhavan at Beliaghata. Though at present it is maintained by the state Public Works Department (PWD), steps have been taken to completely take over the structure. Proper renovation of the structure will be undertaken, maintaining the heritage of the building. It will be done following discussions among committee members.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe further said: “This year on October 2, a programme will be organised at Gandhi Bhavan.” The state government will plan the detailed programme accordingly. Some decisions regarding the celebration, have been taken. Based on the philosophy of Gandhiji, elocution and essay competitions will be held in schools, colleges and other educational institutions. The step has been taken to spread the messages of Gandhiji among people, the youth in particular. A booklet named as “Father of the Nation”, containing speeches of Gandhiji on different issues including communal harmony, national integration and patriotism, will be published on his birthday on October 2.”Since East Midnapore has a rich history of the freedom movement, the state government is looking into the formalities to name the university there on Gandhiji,” he said, adding that at the same time, the universities in the state will also organise programmes to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.Presidency University has a centre on Gandhian awareness, where they will organise seminars and symposiums in this regard.last_img read more

first_imgThe newspaper titled The Sentinel, supports ‘Tohoku 365’ a project co-partnered by ‘Uranomi’ (a student group). The project aims at promoting the tourism and economy of Tohoku, post the destructive East Japan earthquake and tsunami. The project had launched a contest to award JPY 1 million ($ 9,385) each, to 6 people in order to tour the Tohoku region for a month and to write about its culture, food, scenic beauty and tourist destinations along with lesser-known places.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The main motive is to attract more tourists and to support the local economy. This competition is open to everyone above 18 years old and is on till June 30. To participate, one must visit the website- www.tohoku365.com.  There are three rounds of selection process, where one has to upload a self promoting video on a video sharing website, and then get their CV judged and finally give an online interview. Out of all the applicants, 10 worthy ones will be chosen and will be paid an amount to travel the area, try the cuisine and write or create videos of their travel experience. It is a great opportunity for people to travel abroad and gather experience of new places, food and culture. People interested in photography, videography, food, and writing must try out the contest to get an experience of a lifetime in Japan!last_img read more

first_imgExposure to adverse events as children – including physical and emotional neglect, violence, and sexual abuse – is strongly associated with adolescent depression and violence perpetrated by young people in poor urban areas around the world, including India, a study has found. Based in multiple countries across five continents, a study, published recently, found that boys are suffering even more than girls. “This is the first global study to investigate how a cluster of traumatic childhood experiences known as ACEs, or adverse childhood experiences, work together to cause specific health issues in early adolescence with terrible, life-long consequences,” said Robert Blum, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”While we found young girls often suffer significantly, contrary to common belief, boys reported even greater exposure to violence and neglect, which makes them more likely to be violent in return,” Blum said. The study catalogued the ACEs suffered by 1,284 adolescents aged 10 to 14 in 14 “low-income urban settings” around the world. It found remarkably common experiences with trauma – and very similar impacts – regardless of where the children lived, which included Vietnam, China, Bolivia, Egypt, India, Kenya, UK and the US. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe report is the first to include an assessment of how adversity impacts young children in multiple low – and middle-income countries, where the vast majority of the 1.8 billion 10- to 24-year-olds worldwide live – about a quarter of the global population. The study found that 46 per cent of young adolescents reported experiencing violence, 38 per cent suffered emotional neglect and 29 per cent experienced physical neglect. However, boys stood out in several categories. For both boys and girls, the more adversity they experienced, the more likely they were to engage in violent behaviours, such as bullying, threatening or hitting someone. The effect of the adversity was more pronounced for boys than girls, with boys 11 times more likely to be engaged in violence, and girls four times more likely to be violent. The study also found that, in general, the cumulative effect of their traumas tended to produce higher levels of depressive symptoms among girls than boys, while boys tended to show more external aggression than girls. The study is part of the Global Early Adolescent Study, a major collaboration of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to understand more about the development of gender stereotypes in early adolescence and their impact on adolescent health around the world. It supports a key conclusion from a major new report to be released next week at Women Deliver in Vancouver, Canada based on a global coalition of adolescent health experts: that the world will never achieve gender equality “by focusing on girls and women alone and excluding boys and men.”last_img read more

first_imgAccording to those affected, they were summoned to a meeting at 12:30 p.m. and were prohibited from leaving the INM office until documents were signed. Those who refused to sign were allegedly fired. According to the state’s coordinator Arturo Abreu Marín, there will be a substantial reduction in the federal level of trustworthy personnel to concentrate the 73 delegations that exist in Quintana Roo in 24 units. Chetumal, Q.R. — Dozens of INM officers in Chetumal were reportedly forced to sign resignation papers after being confined inside the building. Those who were part of the signing ranged in seniority from five to 10 years of service and were reportedly summoned to a meeting, which is where they were asked to sign their resignation. Some INM officers who were unable to attend the meeting were outside the building being filled in via messages by fellow coworkers from inside. An IMN delegate, Aracely Ramírez, arrived at the office to explain that there was a loss of confidence due to various irregularities in the performance of duties.center_img A similar situation occurred in December at the Playa del Carmen SAT office when employees were held inside offices until resignation documents were signed. Police became involved when employees called them to be let out of the offices. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) A total of 68 officers with the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) were held inside the building in the state’s capital city of Chetumal Friday until they signed documents of notification due to, what officers have quoted, was for a “loss of confidence”. Employees argue that the “loss of confidence” is a strategy to dispose of their services without compensating them since some have up to 10 years with INM.last_img read more

first_imgWe are experiencing a very cold morning in Ladysmith. While many of us love chilly weather, it is also important to warn those who are travelling on the roads.Misty conditions with poor visibility has been reported at Van Reenen’s Pass.Motorists are therefore warned to drive with extreme caution. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more