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first_imgWest Ham midfielder Wilshere: Aubameyang a dream to play withby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere is full of praise for former Arsenal teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The 29-year-old has netted 24 Premier League goals in 35 appearances, as well as setting up seven.“For a midfielder he’s a dream,” Wilshere said on Sky Sports.“He came in January last year and I played with him for the second half of the season.“He makes runs and he gets frustrated when midfielders don’t find him.“But he does it consistently throughout the game, he will make three or four runs a half that are crying out for a ball to be put in behind.“Defences in the Premier League will hate that.“As a centre-back, the last thing you want is a quick player who runs behind and he does that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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first_img The curriculum, which was implemented in schools in September 2016 and officially launched in November 2017, was developed in collaboration with the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and other stakeholders. Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a new curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.The document, which replaces the curriculum that was developed by the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID), focuses on five main areas: life skills, functional mathematics, language and communication, science, and physical education.As with the National Standard Curriculum (NSC), information technology and the arts function as the principal drivers.The new curriculum also comprises a variety of pre-screening and assessment tools to assist teachers in customizing the content for their students by using data to determine instructional goals.It is, therefore, not arranged by grade levels, but allows teachers to select content based on the learners’ needs, and established learning goals.Assistant Chief Education Officer in charge of the Ministry’s Special Unit, Dr. Sharon Anderson-Morgan, told JIS News that the curriculum will enable students to advance at their own pace, while facilitating the development of a high level of daily living and functional academic and practical skills within the parameters of the youngsters’ capabilities.She said while the curriculum is aligned with selected content areas and themes in the NSC, it emphasizes functional academics through a life skills-based approach.Dr. Anderson-Morgan explained that this helps students with limitations in cognition and adaptive skills to develop competencies for community integration and independent living.The Curriculum is available to all schools with students who can benefit from the methodology. However it is currently widely used in segregated special education institutions catering to students with intellectual disabilities.According to Dr. Anderson-Morgan, data from the first phase of the Curriculum monitoring activity indicated that: teachers found the curriculum easy to use; the curriculum significantly supports lesson planning; the assessment activities are very useful in determining students’ competence; and the curriculum supports individual instruction.The curriculum, which was implemented in schools in September 2016 and officially launched in November 2017, was developed in collaboration with the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and other stakeholders. She said while the curriculum is aligned with selected content areas and themes in the NSC, it emphasizes functional academics through a life skills-based approach. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a new curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.last_img read more

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first_imgIslamabad: Leaders of Pakistan’s Opposition party leaders on Monday denounced Imran Khan for his controversial comments against them in the US, saying the “selected” Prime Minister was an “embarrassment” for the country. Khan, on his first official visit to the US after coming to power in August last year attacked Opposition party leaders, including jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ex-president Asif Ali Zardari while addressing the Pakistani diaspora in Washington on Sunday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USWhile referring to political leaders in the country, Khan said: “They have one purpose, they want to hear three words from me: NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance).” The NRO is a controversial amnesty ordinance issued by the former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, on October 5, 2007. It benefitted leaders Zardari. The NRO was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on December 16, 2009. Prime Minister Khan said that under his government, powerful individuals in Pakistan were being held accountable, which included the seizure of their benami properties. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsReacting to Khan’s statements, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said: “Imran is a ruler not a leader.” He said that the country needs a leader who speaks for Pakistan and not “just himself.” “Pitty even when representing our country abroad the selected prime minister can’t get off his container,” he said. PPP Senator Sherry Rehman called Khan’s rally in DC is an “embarrassment” for the nation. She further claimed that diplomats in Islamabad were “shocked and embarrassed” after Khan’s polarising speech to the crowd gathered in the US capital. PPP Secretary General Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said, “Imran Khan is selected, but he should also take care of the country’s honour.” Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal on Monday strongly criticised Prime Minister Khan for his policies in general and his speech in Washington in particular. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, flanked by PML-N leaders Marriyum Aurangzeb and Dr Mussadik Malik, the former planning minister said, “Yesterday, our selected prime minister admitted that the opposition leaders were arrested on the government’s behest.” “It has revealed once again that the so-called accountability is a vengeful agenda of the government,” he said, accusing the government of “using national institutions for political gains.” Iqbal complained that, in the past, retired Gen Musharraf had used the National Accountability Bureau against politicians, and the same organisation was now being used to safeguard the government of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Prime Minister Khan. “The selected prime minister is proving that he is unqualified,” the PML-N leader said. He also ridiculed Khan for, “repeating the same speech [without considering] that he is in China or in front of international capitalists”. Opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly address Khan a ‘selected’ prime minister though he came into power in August last year after winning the general elections. But it was widely believed when Khan’s PTI party won the elections as he was tacitly backed the powerful military which plays a major role in Pakistan. Pakistan’s federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda praised Prime Minister Khan’s rally in the US and said it was a message to the global community regarding the country’s integrity.last_img read more

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first_imgTelevision presenter Lorraine Kelly has helped raise £35,000 for international development charity, Sightsavers International through a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal.On average a Radio 4 appeal will raise £10,000 – £15,000, so this is a particularly successful appeal.The three minute appeal first aired Sunday 30 March and is still available on the BBC Radio 4 appeal websiteLorraine became an ambassador for Sightsavers after joining the charity in Kenya in 2011 to witness the organisations’ work on eliminating a blinding disease called trachoma.Trachoma starts off as a highly contagious bacterial infection, which left untreated makes the sufferers’ eyelashes turn inward so with every blink they’re scraping against the eye causing unbearable pain and eventually causes blindness.Lorraine says: “I’ve seen for myself how Sightsavers can prevent blindness when I visited Kenya. Trachoma is a terrible disease. You know how horrible it is to get an eyelash in your eye, but imagine that feeling a hundred times worse day after day. That’s what trachoma is like. But it can be treated with a straightforward operation that costs just £8. The look of joy on a patient’s face when they are free of pain and they can see clearly again is remarkable. Just £8 can change someone’s life.”Sightsavers is fighting to eliminate blinding trachoma by 2020 through a programme of surgeries, antibiotics, facial cleanliness and sanitation.Donations can still be made to Sightsavers via www.sightsavers.org.uk/donate.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement While shows in both Toronto and Ottawa had already been in the plans, the new northern additions will see the singer/songwriter taking her tunes to Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.The Toronto show lands on Monday, April 22, and will be performed at the Scotiabank ArenaTickets for the shows are already on sale, though according to the TicketMaster page there are still a few left up for grabs, starting ar around $112.Any US or Canadian residents who purchase their concert tickets online will also receive a digital copy of Cher’s album “Dancing Queen.”Cher Toronto concert 2019When: Monday, April 22, 2019Time: 7:30 pmWhere: Scotiabank Arena — 40 Bay Street, TorontoTickets: $112+, available online Login/Register With: Facebook It’s been five years since the Goddess of Pop last toured across North America, but that all changes this spring with Cher’s aptly named Here We Go Again Tour.Started off in New Zealand in September of this year, the tour came on the heels of Cher’s successful appearance in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and the release of her new album, “Dancing Queen.”New legs have continuously been added to the tour, resulting in a cross-America tour this January and February, a European leg this upcoming fall, and a newly announced Western Canadian leg in May 2019.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Cher/Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Mr. Bemba chairs the Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC), an armed group that intervened in the 2002-2003 armed conflict in CAR. The Court’s pre-trial chamber has found that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the MLC forces, led by Mr. Bemba, carried out a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population during which rape, torture, outrages upon personal dignity and pillaging were committed. “Mr. Bemba’s arrest is a warning to all those who commit, who encourage, or who tolerate sexual crimes,” the ICC’s Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo stated. “There is a new law called the Rome Statute. Under this new law, they will be prosecuted.”According to an ICC press release, Mr. Bemba – the first person arrested in the context of the ICC investigation in CAR – had already used similar tactics in the past in the DRC. “This arrest was a complex and well-prepared operation,” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo, voicing his appreciation to all those helped trace Mr. Bemba. The arrest warrant was issued on 23 May and remained under seal until he was arrested the following day. “There are no excuses for hundreds of rapes,” the Prosecutor noted. “There are no [excuses] for commanders ordering, authorizing or acquiescing to the commission of rapes and looting by their forces.” Regarding the victims, he said that “we cannot erase the scars. But we can give them justice.” The ICC is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern – namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The situation in CAR is one of four situations currently under investigation by the ICC Prosecutor. The others are the Darfur region of Sudan, the DRC and Uganda. The warrant for Bemba’s arrest was issued under seal just 4 days ago. 27 May 2008Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, a former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been arrested by Belgian authorities on a sealed warrant of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR). read more

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19 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the “excessive use of force” by Yemeni Government security forces against unarmed protesters, resulting in scores of people killed and many more injured in the past few days. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, he called on the country’s authorities to protect civilians and uphold their obligations under international law in the escalating unrest between security forces and protesters seeking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh, part of a wider wave in the Middle East and North Africa that has toppled the long-time rulers of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.Mr. Ban urged all political players to engage closely with United Nations Special Adviser Jamal Benomar who is currently in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, working closely with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other international partners to facilitate a peaceful solution to the political impasse.UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang also said today that the Yemeni Government could not use its contention that it was fighting terrorists and supporters of the Al-Qaida movement as a pretext to attack peaceful demonstrators.Delivering a report by an assessment team from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, she said the mission had identified serious violations including arbitrary arrest, cases of torture and withholding of medical treatment as reprisals for taking part in the protests. The team, which visited Yemen from 28 July to 6 July, called for an independent probe into alleged human rights abuses committed since the start of protests earlier this year. Since its visit, the violence has resumed with a new ferocity, with 50 killed and scores more injured in the past two days, according to media reports.Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bekr Abdullah Al-Qirbi said his Government welcomed regional and international efforts to find a political solution on the basis of the constitution and democracy to strengthen the principle of peaceful transfer of power and prevent Yemen from descending into a cycle of violence and conflict.Mr. Saleh was keen to safely implement the GCC initiative to transfer power and maintain the unity, security and safety of Yemen, he added, noting that the Government had given the OHCHR team evidence of abuses by anti-Government militias against citizens, security and military personnel, while accusations against the security organizations lacked a basis.An independent and neutral national commission formed by all parties to investigate evidence-documented rights violations could be established, he said. read more

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first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ruth Davidson Nicola Sturgeon has claimed that the so-called “rape clause” introduced by the UK Government’s child tax credit reforms is an “abomination” that must be scrapped.Speaking ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate on the issue the First Minister said the policy was “illustrative of the damage a Tory government can do”.She also claimed it was “ridiculous” to suggest the Scottish Parliament should step in and use new welfare powers to get rid of the policy north of the border.Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, has been under attack over the issue and last week challenged Ms Sturgeon to say whether she would act to scrap the clause. She said that if she failed to so she would be guilty of “gross hypocrisy”.The controversial UK welfare reform imposes a two-child tax credit limit, although women can claim for a third child if they have been raped.Ms Sturgeon said that if Holyrood was going to be able to mitigate against such policies it needed the powers and the budget transfer to do so.She added: “Where does it stop?  What if they just abolish welfare, pocketed the money and say ‘over to the Scottish Parliament’? Ruth Davidson has suggested Nicola Sturgeon could scrap the rape clause in ScotlandCredit:Getty “If this Tory government wants to say that the Scottish Parliament is better placed to make these decisions, then give us the full power over benefits and the budget that goes with it.“It is a ridiculous argument to say that the Tories can make cuts and keep the money and expect the Scottish Parliament to fill the gap.”A report from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) found it would cost Scotland about £200 million over the next four years to mitigate the clause using Holyrood’s new powers to top up benefits.Ms Sturgeon said that making women who have been raped relive the trauma of the experience to access chid tax credits was “utterly appalling”.She added: “But it is policies like this, and other attacks on the most vulnerable in society – including pensioners, the disabled, vulnerable young adults and the bereaved – which would be pursued by a Tory Government with a bigger majority. “The Tories now think they can do what they want to Scotland and get away with it.”Meanwhile, Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, said Ms Davidson would have to “defend the rape clause every single day of the general election campaign”.Annie Wells, Scottish Conservative equalities spokeswoman, said her party hoped to use the debate on Tuesday to set out why limiting child tax credit to the first two children was the right course of action.She added: “We will also be re-affirming our view that exemptions to these limits should apply for women who have been through the most difficult circumstances and had a child due to rape.“This debate is an opportunity for the SNP government to set out whether or not it wants to use its welfare powers to scrap the limits to child tax credits in Scotland.“We will also be using the debate to repeat our calls for the SNP to provide more support services for women who have suffered sexual violence.”last_img read more

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Cleviston Haynes has been appointed as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados.Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, pursuant to the powers vested in him under Section 11 (1) of the Central Bank of Barbados Act CAP 323C of the Laws of Barbados, and with the concurrence of the Cabinet of Barbados, approved the appointment of Haynes to head that institution for a period of five years, with effect from January 1, 2018.The new Governor has over 37 years’ experience in central banking, with emphasis on macroeconomic policy and bank regulation.  He has acted as Governor of the Central Bank from February 24, 2017, after he took over from Dr DeLisle Worrell.Cleviston HaynesHaynes started his career at the Bank as a research trainee in 1980, and held various positions there, including Advisor to former Governors Calvin Springer, Winston Cox, and Dr Marion Williams. He was Deputy Governor from February 2009 until early this year.His tenure at the Central Bank was briefly interrupted from 1987 to 1989, when he served as technical assistant to the Canadian executive director at the International Monetary Fund.Haynes attended the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  He later went on to the University of Western Ontario and earned a Master of Arts in Economics.He has authored and co-authored a number of publications, principally on economic policy, debt and financial sector issues. (Barbados nation) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBajan Central Banker calls Republic takeover of Scotia `slightly unfortunate’November 30, 2018In “latest news”Barbados economy contracts againAugust 3, 2018In “latest news”Health Minister says new CEO of Diamond Hospital has not yet been appointedJune 23, 2016In “Health”

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first_imgAIB HAS BEEN fined €490,000 by the Central Bank for contravening regulations.The Central Bank of Ireland said today it has settled with Allied Irish Banks (AIB) in relation to the contravention of the Central Bank’s requirements for the management of liquidity risk and the European Communities regulations.The Central Bank said AIB contravened regulations four times between September 2007 and May 2013.This included:Failing to have adequate internal controls in place to ensure the integrity of its regulatory liquidity reporting in breach of regulationsFailing to comply with section 3.2.2 of the requirements by not ensuring the integrity of liquidity reporting to the Central BankFailure to document the requirement to analyse its foreign currency liquidity under various scenarios in its 2012 liquidity policyFailing to ensure that behavioural assumptions made in relation to cash flows were based on historical information, and by not adequately taking account of seasonal factors.Director of Enforcement, Derville Rowland, said that this brings to 16 the number of cases concluded this year and 50 since the Enforcement Directorate was established in 2010.It brings the total level of fines imposed by the Central Bank in 2013 to €6.35 million and since 2010 to €22.14 million.Rowland said that under the Central Bank’s Enforcement Strategy 2011-2012, a key component of the new approach “was the application of a more vigorous enforcement effort backed by sufficient resources to represent a credible threat of action”.The results generated across all sectors in the three years since our establishment leave no doubt that this new approach has been successfully implemented, and will continue in the future.Read: AIB fined €2m for overcharging>last_img read more

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first_imgCHARLIE CULLEN IS a hero. He is a lifesaver and a local celebrity.He is also only 11 years of age.Five weeks ago, Charlie Cullen was on his way home from rehearsals for a variety show with his grandfather Finn.Around 500 yards from the gates of Slane Castle, Finn passed out, leaving the car out of control.Charlie told RTÉ’s Mooney show that he took immediate action.“I grabbed the steering wheel and pulled the car back towards the road. I had one hand on the steering wheel and the other trying to wake Papa up.“I went to the left, away from the river and turned towards Slane. The car hit the wall of the castle sideways and I remember the car turning in the air. I can remember bringing my Papa across the road and up the road to his house, which is 50 yards up the road.“He was bleeding a lot. I went in the door and I can remember the screams from my nana.”Emergency services were called and Finn was brought to hospital.All of that would be an impressive enough feat for a seven-stone 11-year-old, but it was later discovered that Charlie had suffered a fractured skull.Finn has since made a full recovery and paid tribute to his grandson.“I don’t know what the consequences would have been had I been on my own.”Humble Charlie, however, says he was just “returning a favour” to his grandfather, who he says has been “through thick and thin” with him.Brenda Donohue of The Mooney Show then introduced FAI CEO John Delaney, who rewarded Charlie and his family with a trip to the Ireland and England game next year.Read: PE teacher uses CPR to save the life of a Monaghan student who collapsed in classlast_img read more

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first_imgItems like shoes, chairs, and beds are used by most people during any average 24 hour period. Since these objects are such a functional staple of our day, many times people see them as fixtures that provide the same level of service regardless of how much you spend; not unlike a lamp fixture, for example.Surely we have all heard someone proclaim the benefits of an upgraded or improved pair of shoes, office chair, or bed. To come, the thought of investing two, three, or four times as much money as you “have to” in something like that is preposterous. Who needs a $100-200 pair of shoes, a $500-1000 office chair, or a $2000 mattress?The reality behind it is that in many cases, that extra money buys tangible improvements that we might not expect from such a fixed-function fixture. Monitors share this same level of perception to many people, especially office works whose monitors are provided by a penny-pinching company.Many of us work extensively on a computer these days, yours truly included, and the monitor is an often overlooked part of office work. The size, image quality, resolution (the big missing link for many people), and quantity of monitors all make a huge difference in productivity and quality of work.Our deal of the day will hopefully help you make a meaningful upgrade to your workspace. Planar’s PX2710MW should be a strong upgrade for most people’s display. It spans 27-inches and offers up 1920×1080 resolution, which is a healthy dose of screen real estate by most anyone’s standards.The PX2710MW will connect to just about any source with its impressive VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs. Given the size and media-friendly 1080p resolution, that HDMI input means this display would do well if you wanted to hook a game console or Blu-ray player up to it for some recreational play in between work.Putting the finishing touch on this impressive package is a 3 year advanced exchange warranty, meaning Planar will ship you a replacement monitor if yours needs service, allowing you to easily return your defective one with minimal downtime and no out-of-pocket cost.For a limited time, you can grab the Planar PX2710MW for just $209.99 with free shipping. As a heads up for any readers in North Carolina, where Dell does have a corporate presence and thus sales tax, you can avoid sales tax during the state’s tax free weekend August 3rd through 5th.Visit LogicBuy for the Planar PX2710MW 27-inch LCD monitor deallast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After 22 years at the helm of the Greek Communist Party (KKE), general secretary Aleka Papariga said that she would not be running for the post again late on Saturday ahead of the final day of the party’s 19th congress in Athens.The party’s central committee replaced the 67-year-old veteran with Dimitris Koutsoumbas, promoting him from party secretary.Born in 1955 in Lamia, central Greece, Koutsoumbas joined KKE’s youth wing during the dictatorship when he was a student at Athens Law School, becoming a member of the party in 1974 and being elected to the party’s central committee in 1987. He was appointed secretary of the party in 2009.Papariga was elected to the post of KKE’s general secretary in 1991, becoming the first and longest-serving female party leader in Greece.KKE currently holds 12 seats in the 300-member Greek Parliament after receiving 4.5 percent of the vote in general elections in June, shedding some 4 percent from the previous polls a month earlier, when it had received 8.5 percent.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on the horizon, show the dinos you’re on their side with these shirts.Sons Of JurassicYes, bad-ass California bikers can be pretty scary, but what if they were actually velociraptors? We’d watch that show for sure. Artist Mdk7 gives us this mash-up of two wonderful things into one perplexing T-shirt. Wear your colors and represent the Raptors next time you ride to Sturgis and see what happens. Something good, we’d bet.$20, buy it here.The Bodacious PeriodThe 1980s were really the dawn of America’s love affair with dinosaurs, and artist wytrab8 fuses the era of day-glow short shorts, fannypacks and sunglasses with a trio of terrible lizards to create a throwback shirt that wouldn’t have looked out of place on Ricky Schroeder in Silver Spoons. Bonus points for recognizing the scientific fact that dinosaurs wouldn’t have worn pants ever.$20, buy it here.Jurassic WorldWe’re not typically down with shirts with random Japanese text on it, but this one is just such an elegant and bold design that it made it through the gate. RusMRush gives us a different take on the skeletal silhouette, this time roaring against the full moon and delineated in shades of deep blue on black. We’re not sure if this was inspired by official artwork or what but it really kicks butt.$20, buy it here.The Fossil BedDeep in the earth lies a massive burial ground of every beast that once walked this magnificent planet. Sure, plenty of those bones get crushed and crumbled by geologic processes, but every so often a fossil is unearthed that teaches us even more about the history of life. Artist paintchips lends a delicate and precise line to their depiction of dozens of dino skulls and other bones arrayed in a compelling composition – or decomposition, as the case may be.$20, buy it here.Jurassic FloralOne of our favorite design trends is the melding of traditionally feminine and masculine elements together to create something that works for either gender. This shirt by StaticW0lf is a perfect example, using a dainty floral pattern to anchor the silhouette of the classic dinosaur skeleton from Jurassic Park. The end result is slick and fashion-forward while still preserving your geek cred.$20, buy it here.Clever GirlI love the little details on this shirt by tommoken – the two different typefaces, one evoking late 80s neon and grit and the other a classic jungle safari, as well as the blood dripping off the hat colored in delicious primary magenta. It does a great job of taking the Jurassic Park aesthetic and twisting it into something retro and fun.$20, buy it here.JurassicOne of the things that has captivated people for so long about dinosaurs is that we really don’t know 100% what they looked like – we’re making educated guesses based on bone structure, DNA samples and their closest living relatives. That’s led to a spectacular amount of biodiversity that’s amazingly fun to draw. Artist salihgonenli gives us a really nice shirt with some of the coolest looking dinosaurs menaced by a meteor from the heavens.$20, buy it here.Welcome To Jurassic ParkGotta love how chrisraimoart manages to get nearly all of the characters and iconic scenes from the first Jurassic Park movie into a single epic T-shirt design. Using a deft limited color palette, we get all the leads, the glass of water, the rampaging T-rex, the mosquito in amber and everything. Damn fine shirt.$20, buy it here.Taking Care Of BusinessWe’re not entirely sure what’s going on in this shirt from the aptly named RandomShop, but we know what we like and dinosaurs, explosions, helicopters and fat stacks of cash are all on that list. If you’re looking to make an impression at a high-powered business meeting, this is the shirt for you. Let us know how it goes.$20, buy it here.More TeethThis is a hell of a great shirt – artist PrimePremne has a real knack for depicting dinosaurs in violent, dynamic action. Using the iconic cover of Giant Sized X-Men #1 as a reference, this crackling parody shows some of the most dangerous thunder lizards bursting off the page to menace you, dear reader. Throw in lots of fun references in the cover blurbs and you’ve got a real winner.$20, buy it here.Free RaptorsYou can’t say that you wouldn’t bite and take one of these cuties home if you saw them in a box outside the Publix or supermarket of your choice. Artist ppmid really captures the cuteness and grossness of a baby velociraptor, and who knows? If science keeps marching on at the pace it is, we might be able to have pet raptors ourselves in the next few years.$20, buy it here.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+ WhatsApp Cesaro Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTcenter_img This week’s 3/13 WWE RAW drew an average of 3.23 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up slightly from last week’s show that drew 3.22 million viewers. RAW came in at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographic.“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” took the top spot for the night. Ratings for Monday night had been delayed due to an issue with Nielsen over the weekend. All three hours of the show averaged above three million viewers this week.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHourly breakdowns were as follows.Hour 1: 3.176 (down from 3.318 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 3.323 (down from million viewers)Hour 3: 3.197 (up from 2.950 million viewers)RAW, headlined by a confrontation between Triple H and Seth Rollins, averaged a 1.13 rating rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night. This is up from last week’s 1.12.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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first_img Recommended for you Freeze proposed on new security firms Related Items:Colin Farquhar, Dr. Rosita Butterfield, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, state funeral Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Providenciales, 06 Feb 2015 – Lots of preparation for the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force; the organization proving pivotal in the State Funeral of Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield yesterday. Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar spoke to me after the burial of Dr. Rosie at the new Butterfield Mausoleum. “Well there is a lot of consultations right from the beginning with the family, with the government with our own police force internally as to how we were gonna be organized, and as with any State Funeral the logistics are just unbelievable. Even at the last minute we have to make changes and adjustments because a vehicle is in the way, or people need to be moved into a certain area; so the logistics is incredibly difficult. The guys and gals did a tremendous job and I am really proud of them. It is evident today that everybody pulled together, and that’s what I said, if everybody pulls together at the last minute it always seems to happen.” Perhaps not as much practice as the Force would have liked as they performed several key roles including being pallbearers, official escorts, music maestros, transportation, guardians, flag bearers and gun salute among others; their execution was stellar.“Could we have had another week of planning? Yes, definitely but we did a really good job and now, God forbid there is another State Funeral, but now we have a protocol for a State Funeral in the future so we will have a better idea in our planning process as we move forward.” Prostitution crack down necessary says Premier to Police Commishlast_img read more

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first_imgASA encourages soy growers to reach out to their senators and encourage their support for a letter to President Obama urging support for the Navigation Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) in the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request. Staff from the offices of Sens. Blunt of Missouri and Klobuchar of Minnesota are leading this letter, and it’s imperative that states in the Mississippi River region encourage full support from their senators.In addition to Senators Blunt and Klobuchar, Senators Grassley, (IA), Kirk (IL), and McCaskill (MO) have already signed-on. The NESP funding would support lock modernization, navigation efficiency measures, and ecosystem restoration on the Mississippi River systems. The letter urges funding to allow for an immediate construction start in FY16. This is a key component of the commitment to the waterways transportation network that soybean farmers depend on to move our products to market.Sen. Blunt and Klobuchar will likely close out the letter by the end of next week, so please contact both of your senate offices this week and ask them to sign on to the letter (or thank those that have already signed on).To sign onto the letter, Senate offices should contact Staff contact Hilary Pinegar in Sen. Blunt’s office at: Hilary_Pinegar@blunt.senate.gov  or Brian Werner in Sen. Klobuchar’s office at:  Brian_Werner@klobuchar.senate.govlast_img read more

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first_imgMexico City: Mexico’s Finance Minister Carlos Urzua offered his resignation on Tuesday, blasting the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for imposing on the ministry officials “with no knowledge” of government finances. Following the news, the Mexican peso lost almost two percent, dropping from 18.90 to 19.27 against the US dollar. “There were too many disagreements in economic matters. Some of those were because in this administration public policy decisions have been taken without sufficient substance,” Urzua, a respected economist, said on his Twitter account. The 64-year-old also hit out at the “unacceptable hiring of officials with no knowledge of the Public Treasury.” “This was caused by influential people in the current government with a patent conflict of interests,” added Urzua, without naming names. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment figure who came to power last year vowing a pro-austerity and anti-corruption drive, accepted Urzua’s resignation. He appointed Arturo Herrera, the current finance undersecretary, in his place. “He (Urzua) doesn’t agree with the decisions we’re taking and we’re committed to changing the economic policy that was imposed over the last 36 years,” Lopez Obrador said in a video. Urzua also worked with Lopez Obrador from 2000 to 2003 when he was Mexico City mayor. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us He assumed his ministerial role at the start of the leftist leader’s presidency on December 1. During his stewardship, the finance ministry was harshly criticized by various federal agencies for carrying out heavy cuts in public spending. However, markets and investors were largely supportive of Urzua’s efforts to balance the public books.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The state government on Sunday observed Sanskriti Dibas to celebrate the occasion of rakhi.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters on the occasion of Rakhi Bandhan. Inspired by the ideals of Rabindranath Tagore, we observe this day as ‘Sanskriti Dibas’ in Bangla.”The state Sports and Youth Affairs department organised a programe at Rashbehari intersection, under the leadership of local councillor Mala Roy. Roy tied rakhi on the wrist of Chandrima Bhattacharya, minister of state for Health, to inaugurate the programme. The message of harmony was spread through the event. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBhattacharya said Trinamool Congress does not observe Sanskriti Dibas, keeping its eyes on elections. The festival has been celebrated since Trinamool came into being and through it, the party intensifies its ties with the people.”Tagore had given the message of harmony through rakhi in 1905 and keeping it in mind, Trinamool observes the day to spread the same message. BJP and CPI(M) are forcibly observing the occasion. However, the response of people is lukewarm,” Roy said, adding: “CPI(M) did not observe the festival when the party was in power for 34 years in Bengal. Now, they are doing it after seeing Trinamool.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSobhandeb Chattopadhyay, state Power minister, took part in a rakhi celebration event in New Alipore and gave the message of harmony and peace.Medical Bank observed the day as school children tied rakhis on the wrists of 5,000 people, to spread the message of awareness against dengue. The programme started from Sobhabazar in the morning. Later, the volunteers of Medical Bank, along with the school children, tied rakhis on the wrists of people at important crossings like Bhowanipore, Tollygunge and Bansdroni. School children also took part in processions to spread the message of harmony and peace. Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Congress secretary general, said: “It is Bengal’s culture to uphold the message of peace and harmony. We do not divide society on the basis of religion, caste or creed, like some other parties. People from time immemorial have appreciated Bengal’s message of peace and harmony.”Taking a dig at BJP, he added: “Now, there are rakhis on the hands of those who take out rallies with weapons. Do they even understand the meaning of rakhi?”last_img read more