NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned a fraction of his $44 million salary this week at a Super Bowl news conference and disinformation jamboree in Atlanta.If you blinked, you missed it.According to TMZ, Goodell was addressing reporters and a few NFL owners when he was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s enforced idleness. Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who in 2016 founded the silent take-a-knee protest — which created consternation up to and including the highest office in the land — …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Board of Trustee elections are open in six districts. To be eligible for a district position, you must live in a county in the districts listed below.Districts up for election include:District 1 — Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Williams CountiesDistrict 4 — Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert CountiesDistrict 6 — Crawford, Seneca, and Wyandot CountiesDistrict 8 — Champaign, Hardin, and Logan CountiesDistrict 10 — Butler, Darke, Hamilton, Montgomery, and Preble CountiesDistrict 12 — Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Licking, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties.If interested, contact Adam Ward at 614-476-3100 or email@example.com by Nov. 2.Elections will take place at the OSA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2015 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium on December 17th at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus.
The Croatia game game is do-or-die battle for Iceland and their coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is confident that they can accomplish the task to reach the knockout in their debut World Cup.Having drawn 1-1 with Argentina in their opener, Iceland got a rude awakening from their World Cup fairytale as Ahmed Musa scored twice for Nigeria and Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty in the African team’s 2-0 win.The Iceland coach said his side got their tactics right, stopping Nigeria from managing a shot on target in the first half, only to concede two goals after the interval.FIFA World Cup 2018: Full Coverage”What changed the game was the goal they scored in the second half. We had to go further forward and take more risks, and they are very good, very quick going forward, and they scored two goals like that,” Hallgrimsson told reporters.Nigeria, Iceland and Argentina can qualify from Group D, but the latter two sides need to win to have any chance of making the knockout stage, with Iceland facing Croatia in their final group game.”We’ve played Croatia four times in four years, we’ve often said we’re like a married couple – we’re trying to get divorced, but we always meet up again,” the Iceland coach told a news conference.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEThe Croatians ended Iceland’s 2014 World Cup dream by beating them in a two-legged playoff, and the relationship between the sides on the field has often been tempestuous.”We know the scenario when we play Croatia – it’s going to be really tough games,” Hallgrimsson said.advertisement”Normally it’s steel to steel, not a lot of chances, always a lot of yellow cards. In three games out of four, we’ve had a red card,” he added.World Cup 2018: Iceland lose to Nigeria, Argentina dreams aliveThe teams met in the qualifying campaign for Russia, with each winning at home as Iceland topped the group, but Croatia’s 3-0 hammering of Argentina marked them out as one of the teams to watch in Russia.The Croatians, who top the group on six points with Nigeria second on three and Iceland and Argentina on one apiece, may take the opportunity to rest players on Tuesday, but Hallgrimsson is taking nothing for granted.”We were ahead of them in our group and we’ve already beaten them once in Iceland, so we at least have that confidence with us when we play them,” he said.Meanwhile, Nigeria just need a win against Argentina to go through and Musa is well aware of what’s at stake.”I think scoring against Argentina isnt that difficult for me. We know the importance of the game: Its do or die, we have to win,” said Musa.Niger’s Gernot Rohr expressed his delighted after his boys secured the vital win to keep their campaign alive.”What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit. I thought before this World we were here to learn. I think this team will be ready in 2022 and this World Cup is coming early, but we have a good chance to win against Argentina,” Rohr said.(With Reuters inputs)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Mar 2015 – One hundred and sixty nine people had to overnight in Providenciales unexpectedly, according to reports reaching Magnetic Media after another American Airlines emergency landing on island. Roads were blocked and first responders summoned to the scene last night at the Provo International Airport which took in the 767 which was en route to Miami, Florida from Port Au Prince, Haiti. In a world where tragic plane crashes are drawing heart wrenching headlines and reactions, it is no surprise pilots in spotting problems are seeking safe haven at the first sign of danger. We were informed by Disaster Management and Emergencies that no one was hurt. UK Governors of the Caribbean meet in Miami Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Related Items:american airlines, emergency landing, miami, provo international airport US Airways no more, last flight to TCI ‘emotional’ Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV remains committed to continued education and training of its staff and as a result sent its ALIV Business Analyst, Corrie Seymour to a Finance Model Professional Certification by the New York Institute of Finance. The Financial Modeling Professional Certificate is an internationally recognized credential for advanced Microsoft Excel, financial analysis and financial modeling skills. The course provides hands-on training to build real-world models and analytics with examples from today’s top firms.The curriculum included the application of financial modeling best practices, the construction of meaningful sensitivity analysis and the incorporation of projection scenarios in a model among numerous other functions. In addition to daily excel exercises, there were sample models as well as reading recommendations with meaningful discussions with other professionals from diverse backgrounds.“I was very grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to represent Aliv and successfully complete this certification,” Ms. Seymour said. “The knowledge I have received will provide a more intuitive and meaningful perspective within Aliv that will prove to be beneficial for strategic planning and critical business decision making. I believe education is key to ensuring the success within the company, and I am happy to be a part of a company that is committed to the advancement of their employees”.“ALIV is committed to the continued advancement of its employees. While we have sourced the best Bahamian talent, we want them to continue to grow in their field which will help to grow the company long term. Any advancement opportunities that arise which we can have our staff participate in will always be welcomed and taken advantage of. No doubt with continued education and training, staff will continue being the great company that it already is,” Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn, said.Ms. Seymour was among 10 participants from nine different countries including Nigeria, England and Brazil. The course encouraged leadership, collaboration and innovation among all students and has been taught to many business professionals from top financial institutions around the world.Press Release: ALIVPhoto caption: Corrie Seymour, ALIV Business Analyst Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
San Diego Marine honored for rescuing UPS driver in freeway accident January 26, 2018 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo Posted: January 26, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA San Diego Marine from MCAS Miramar is being hailed as a hero. Staff Sergeant Hai Vuong was honored for his actions last November when he saved the life of a UPS driver who was trapped and injured in a freeway collision.KUSI’s Sasha Foo tells about the Marine and why he’s being commended for his courage. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
How Does An Artist Qualify For The Best New Artist GRAMMY Category? Facebook Twitter Take a closer look at the Recording Academy’s qualification rules to determine which artists can be considered in the Best New Artist categoryPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 8, 2018 – 8:59 am Each year the selection of GRAMMY nominees is the result of careful consideration and voting by Recording Academy members, who must both follow hard-and-fast rules as well as exercise their expert musical judgement. The Best New Artist category highlights newcomers — whether a solo artist, duo or group — but since “new” is a relative term, let’s take a closer look at how making the cut is determined.First of all, eligible artists must have achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and impacted the musical landscape during the year’s eligibility period. This speaks to the essence of why Best New Artist is one of the most-anticipated categories each year, honoring exciting new talent in the music world. But sometimes rising stars take a while to reach this point, so numerical limits also help define the criteria for being “new” in this category. The first numerical rule boils eligibility down to the number of an artist’s releases. The minimum required is five singles or tracks or a complete album. The maximum is either three albums or a total of 30 singles or tracks previously released. Having more than this number of releases results in being ineligible even when an artist breaks through into public consciousness and impacts the musical landscape in a given eligibility period.However, even if this numerical release criterion is met, an artist may still be deemed ineligible if the artist achieved previous prominence, meaning the artist came into prominence prior to the current eligibility year.Another numerical limit is that an artist cannot have been considered more than three times previously for Best New Artist. This also applies to solo artists who emerge from having performed as a member in previous groups. That’s right, being previously considered three times either as a solo artist, in a previous band, or some mixture of the two means an artist is not eligible for Best New Artist consideration.For more valuable and illuminating information on all things GRAMMY Awards process, head over to GRAMMY101.com, or reach out to the Awards Help Desk at 877.637.6816, and don’t forget to tune in Feb. 10.See The Full List Of Nominees For The 61st GRAMMY AwardsRead more Email Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? how-does-artist-qualify-best-new-artist-grammy-category-0 News
Enlarge ImageIt’s unlikely that Aston Martin’s no-deal Brexit survival plan includes building further V8 Cygnets, unfortunately. Aston Martin While we’re up to our ears here in the US with partial government shutdowns and wall talk, the folks over in the UK are staring down the barrel of a possible no-deal Brexit, in which Britain leaves the EU without a trade deal. The prospect has companies such as Aston Martin taking emergency measures to stay afloat, Reuters reports.The UK is set to leave the EU on March 29. The country’s Prime Minister Theresa May has negotiated a trade deal with the EU but has yet to win support for it in Parliament. Her government on Tuesday suffered defeat over a related finance measure, The Guardian reports. Without a deal, shipments to and from Europe are likely to be severely delayed.The Aston Martin top brass decided at a board meeting in December to enact its no-deal Brexit contingency plan — one which we can only imagine is called something super cool like Condition Aubergine or the Condor Contingency. It will mean major changes to the way the company operates on a day-to-day basis, according to Reuters.Specifically, Aston Martin will use ports other than Dover in an effort to avoid customs delays, and it has authorized its procurement people to use air freight when shipping components from certain vendors.Aston Martin — like many automakers — runs on a just-in-time manufacturing system when it comes to getting the materials it needs to build its cars. Naturally, having the kinds of delays that are expected if a no-deal Brexit happens would pee in Aston Martin’s Wheaties, figuratively speaking. This would likely cause massive production upset, something which a relatively small independent company like Aston Martin can’t afford.The company is also holding on to an inventory of cars in Germany that it will likely augment in the coming weeks, in an effort to avoid post-Brexit costs and paperwork.Aston Martin didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 0 2019 Aston Martin Vantage: V8 power and elegant style More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 25 Photos Aston Martin Share your voice Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Car Industry Luxury cars Exotic Cars Performance Cars Aston Martin
Swelling ranks of jehadi fighters in MaldivesThe recent macabre bombing in Sri Lanka has heightened the terror threat for India. India’s deep state has been watching with alarm the swelling ranks of jehadi fighters in Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh that aim to destabilise India. The vast network of terror organisations operating in the region nurse the hope of establishing a Caliphate in the arc stretching from the Middle East to South East Asia.Their biggest obstacle is the Indian state that has responded with alacrity to any possible terror threat in recent years. This is manifest in the fact that India passed on clear warnings to Sri Lanka days before the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people.Indian authorities said in 2016 that nearly two dozen radicalised Indian youth had moved to Afghanistan to be part of the Isis wing that focused on spreading its tentacles in a region comprising southern Indian states, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This new affiliate was known as the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-KP). This unit was initially headed by Pakistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) operatives.In Bangladesh, the current government of Sheikh Hasina is arguably acting in India’s security interests, as she continues to bust terror networks with an iron hand. The fact that Hasina has been able to keep Begum Khaleda Zia, who is closer to Pakistan and China, away from power in Dhaka has been a boon for India.However, Maldives remained a problem for India for more many years, with Yameen taking the country closer to China and undermining India’s traditional influence. In 2017 Maldives became only the second country after Pakistan to sign a free trade agreement with China. Beijing also funnelled funds into Maldives, taking up maritime and infrastructure projects worth billions.Watershed momentWith India’s influence in the archipelago diminishing, the potential terror threat from the pro-Isis cells operating out of Maldives grew. But the watershed moment was the overthrow of the Yameen government with the help of exiled ex-president Mohammad Nasheed, who was ably supported by New Delhi. Supporters of Maldivian joint-opposition presidential candidate Mohamed Solih celebrate in MaldivesreutersIt has been reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first foreign tour in his second term will be to Maldives. The choice of Maldives over high-profile capitals has great symbolic value inasmuch as how Modi shapes up two major foreign policy themes going forward — India’s security challenges and dealing with the threat from China.Maldives, which lies just 700 km across the Lakshadweep islands, has a unique distinction. Going by the per capita norm, the tiny archipelago nation with a population of 400,000 people was the biggest contributor of foreign fighters to the Islamic State (Isis) terror movement in Iraq and Syria. As many as 450 radicalised Maldivians had travelled to the Daesh hotspots in the Middle East.Scores of these jehadi fighters have since then returned to Maldives, posing security challenges not only to the island nation but neighbouring countries like India. Even before the Isis attracted a wave of fighters from Maldives, the Pak-sponsored Lashkar e-Taiba (LeT) had hatched a plan to make Maldives an active link in the chain — alongside Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia — that encircles India. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … Immediately after Modi’s visit to Maldives, Reuters reported that the country was planning to withdraw from the free trade pact with China. India also offered a $1.4 billion financial package for Maldives.China’s influence in Maldives cannot be rolled back in a day but it’s highly important for India to engage Maldives creatively. On the security front, increasing Indian footprint in Maldives will greatly help in defusing the anti-India cells gaining influence in that country.The fact that Modi has decided to travel to Maldives at the very beginning of his second term augurs well for India’s immediate security interests in the region. Close TINA syndrome in play as Modi wave sweeps India; ‘There Is No Alternative’ to BJP
Reuters fileIndia hopes to attract more than $1 billion of investment in exploration and production blocks awarded to companies on Tuesday under new rules for auctions of oil and gas fields, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.India awarded 32 blocks in the latest two exploration licensing rounds called the open acreage licensing policy (OALP), which allows companies to carve out any area they want to drill.State-owned Oil India Ltd bagged 12 blocks followed by private resources major Vedanta Ltd with 10. A consortium of Reliance Industries Ltd and BP Plc got one.