PM Modi assures all help to Kamal Nath

first_imgNew Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi on Thursday. Nath gave his good wishes to Modi on assuming the office of Prime Minister for the second term. During the half-an-hour-long meeting with the PM, Nath discussed in detail about the various issues pending with the Centre at different levels for approval and thereby funds not being released to state government. The MP CM also urged the PM to intervene in the matter and get the pending issues cleared and fund released to the state at the earliest. However, the PM assured the Nath that he will instruct the concerned ministries to clear the pending issues and disburse the funds as early as possible. Modi further assured of all possible help to the state in future also.last_img read more

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3 Toronto cops sexually assaulted colleague after rookie nightCrown

first_imgTORONTO – Three Toronto police officers sexually assaulted a parking enforcement officer two and a half years ago when they had non-consensual sex with the woman at a downtown hotel after a night of partying, Crown prosecutors alleged Monday as a trial for the trio got underway.Joshua Cabero, Leslie Nyznik, and Sameer Kara, all constables in the same division, have each pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault in connection with the alleged incident.In opening arguments that highlighted the evidence expected in the case, Crown attorney Mabel Lai said the alleged assault took place between 12:20 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2015.“The Crown will allege the three defendants variously engaged with intercourse and oral sex without her consent,” Lai said. “That will be the crux of the Crown’s case.”The accused and the complainant — who cannot be named due to a standard publication ban — had been out partying with others as part of a “rookie buy night” where rookie officers buy drinks for the veterans, Lai explained.One of the officers, Nyznik, had booked a hotel room at the Westin Harbour Castle, Lai said.All three accused officers began the night around 6 p.m. at a bar called the CC Lounge and Whisky Bar with other men, court heard. Shortly before 9 p.m., the female parking enforcement officer arrived at the bar, court heard.The group then moved to a different bar, Pravda Vodka House, before one of the officers had to return to the hotel room because he had vomited, Lai said.The two remaining male officers and the complainant later went to a strip club before ending up at the hotel around midnight, court heard.There is agreement that all four were alone in a hotel room, according to admissions filed in court, the Crown said.“The dispute is about what happened in that hotel room,” Lai told the court.The complainant left the hotel room at 3:30 a.m. and texted a friend about the alleged sexual assault 13 minutes later, Lai said.Nine days after that, Det. Sgt. Jeffrey Attenborough, who received a complaint from the female parking officer, began investigating.He testified that he visited the complainant at her home along with forensic officers who seized some of her clothing from the night of the alleged assault, including a bra and shirt that were sent to the Centre for Forensic Sciences.DNA evidence that includes semen found in the complainant’s genital area and around her neck, along with semen found on her shirt and bra, will be part of the Crown’s case, court heard.The trial was also taken through surveillance video of the three officers and the complainant at various points before and after the alleged incident.Court saw video of a wobbly Kara returning to the hotel around 10 p.m. being helped by another man. Court also saw footage of Nyznik, Cabero and the complainant enter the hotel around 12:12 a.m.In security footage near the elevator at that time, the complainant appears to be smiling. There is also video of the complainant leaving the hotel around 3:30 a.m. and getting into a taxi, while video shows the three officers leave the next morning shortly after 9 a.m.Nyznik’s lawyer, Joanne Mulcahy, took great pains showing that video from some parts of the night, including time spent at Pravda, and some clips from the hotel, was not part of the evidence.The trial is taking place before a judge alone.last_img read more

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Womens Unemployment Hampers Economic Progress in Morocco

By Hajare El KhaldiRabat- Seven out of ten women are unemployed in Morocco, most of which are housewives, two-thirds of are non degree holders, and over a million are fit to join the workplace. Ten million women remain outside the labor market in Morocco, with a participation rate of 22.4 percent, compared to the 45 percent in other emerging countries, according to Moroccan francophone newspaper L’Economiste, in its April 2 edition. L’Economiste compared the North African country to Turkey, where women’s employment increased from 20 percent in 2000, to 30 percent in 2014. The World Bank, as quoted by L’Economiste, considers women’s employability to be a key challenge necessary for Morocco’s economic take-off.Unemployment among women is highly influenced by traditional social norms, which limit women’s participation to the private sphere. Over three-quarters of unemployed Moroccan women are housewives, and while one in five of them do not join the workplace by choice, 8 percent are forced to stay at home by their husbands. Unemployment also affects unmarried women, as it reaches 45.7 percent of divorced women, 38.9 percent for widows, and 17.9 percent of single women. Two-thirds of Moroccan women do not hold an academic degree, which makes it even more difficult for them to find jobs. However, an important number of women predisposed to work remain unemployed. At least one woman in 10 inactive women, is a diploma holder. “This represents a population of 1.1 million people.”Women’s participation “would improve the national activity rate by 4.3 points, and that of women by 8.5 points,” states the article.Women seeking employment are mostly women under 30 years of age, followed by women aged between 30 and 44 years old. Gender-based discrimination follows Moroccan women to the workplace, as shown by the World Bank’s 2018 “Women, Business and the Law” report, published on March 29.In this report, which studies the economies of 189 countries, Morocco scored between 40 and 91 out of 100 on seven indicators, namely access to institutions (91/ 100), the enjoyment of property (40/100), access to employment (67/100), work incentives for women (60/100), access to justice (75/100 ), access to credit (50/100), and the women’s protection from violence (70/100). read more

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UN health agency removes SARS travel advisory for Toronto

The United Nations health agency today lifted its advisory against non-essential travel to Toronto, Canada, following an improved outlook in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak there.The World Health Organization (WHO) advisory – issued a week ago to minimize the international spread of the potentially deadly disease – remains in effect for Beijing, Hong Kong, and Guangdong and Shanxi Provinces in China. As of yesterday, there have been 5,462 probable cases of the illness, with 353 deaths, in 27 countries.Explaining its decision, WHO said the magnitude of probable SARS cases in Toronto had decreased, 20 days had now passed since the last cases of community transmission, and no new confirmed exportation of cases had occurred.But Toronto still has an outbreak of SARS, and the lifting of the advisory does not change its status as an “affected” area, WHO added. As of yesterday Canada had 146 cases, 20 of them fatal, according to WHO figures. read more

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UN environmental agency helps in Pakistani oil spill

Pakistan requested assistance after the MT Tasman Spirit, carrying 67,000 tons of Iranian crude oil, ran aground off the port of Karachi during a monsoon on 27 July and broke up two weeks later, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Klaus Toepfer, said in a news release today. Pakistani authorities estimate that about 15,000 tons of oil spilled when the ship began breaking up, most of it washing up on popular bathing beaches close to the port. Despite intensive efforts to transfer, disperse and contain and recover the oil, they now fear the effects of stormy weather that has been forecast. Mr. Toepfer praised the difficult salvage, oil removal and recovery efforts undertaken to date by the Pakistani authorities, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), UNEP’s sister agency, and oil tanker industry representatives. He said the incident underscored the importance of regional contingency plans and cooperation agreements, which could help mobilize oil-fighting equipment and expertise from within neighbouring countries in times of crisis. UNEP coordinates 15 Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans designed to help countries protect their common marine and coastal environments. read more

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Ontario Power Generation turns a profit in third quarter thanks to investments

Ontario Power Generation turns a profit in third quarter, thanks to investments by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 16, 2012 3:31 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario Power Generation Inc. reports it had $139 million of net income in the third quarter, a turnaround from the $154-million net loss reported a year earlier.The provincially owned electricity producer attributed the improvement to the performance of its financial investments, held on a long-term basis to fund the future decommissioning of OPG’s nuclear plants.OPG’s revenue and output were virtually unchanged from a year earlier.Revenue totalled $1.21 billion, down from $1.25 billion in the third quarter of 2011. The decline was partly offset by a smaller fuel expense, which dropped to $199 million from $217 million.Total electricity generated during the three months ended Sept. 30 was 20.6 terawatt hours, compared to 21.4 TWh for the same period in 2011“I want to note that the improved bottom line at OPG resulted from better returns on our invested funds that are held on a long-term basis to fund the eventual decommissioning of our nuclear stations, not from increases in prices,” said Tom Mitchell, OPG’s president and chief executive.The fund set up to deal with closing power plants and managing nuclear waste recorded $161 million of earnings in the quarter, compared with a $16-million loss a year earlier.There were also smaller improvements in other expense items including operations, maintenance and administration ($610 million vs. $634 million), depreciation and amortization ($164 million vs. $183 million) and “other” expenses ($9 million vs. $89 million). read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,164.97, down 35.29 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 15 cents, or 6.38 per cent, to $2.50 on 16.9 million shares.Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Down four cents, or 3.36 per cent, to $1.15 on seven million shares.New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Miner. Down five cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $4.33 on 4.1 million shares.Spartan Energy Corp. (TSX:SPE). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $2.79 on 3.8 million shares.Mart Resources, Inc. (TSX:MMT). Oil and gas. Down six cents, or 9.84 per cent, to 55 cents on 3.8 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 2.02 per cent, to $5.04 on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Bank. Down $1.55, or two per cent, to $75.83 on 2.7 million shares. The company posted lower earnings that missed expectations amid an “unsettled environment” that saw the bank deal with “significant movements in oil prices, long-term interest rates and the Canadian dollar.”Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Transportation. Down 13 cents, or 0.15 per cent, to $86.59 on one million shares. The company arrived at a tentative agreement Monday with Unifor, which represents about 4,800 mechanical, intermodal and clerical workers, less than an hour after the railway’s 11 p.m. ET deadline to lock out the union’s members. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2015 3:04 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

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RHIZOMES takes on the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing

In the Soil Arts Festival will be staging the third edition of its increasingly popular RHIZOMES program — a “choose your own art adventure” — throughout the hallways and spaces of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Centre.The three-day festival which starts Friday and runs to Sunday will showcase artists of all disciplines with a series of one-time audience experiences, including short plays, dance performances, and sound and light installations. Upon entry, audience members will be directed to “The Hive,” a licensed area where you can grab a drink and sign up to experience the 11 creations.Seven of the eleven installations involved in this program are connected to the MIWSFPA as students, alumni, faculty and staff from all four disciplines (Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music, and Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture) are active participants. In the Soil Arts Festival is produced by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, and run by two Brock dramatic arts alumni.RHIZOMES will be open to audiences in four two-hour blocks over the course of the weekend: Friday, April 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, May 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Admission at the door is $20, however a $40 festival pass will give you access to RHIZOMES and the other 150 acts and installations taking over downtown St. Catharines as part of the In the Soil Arts Festival. Tickets can be purchased through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office 905.688.0722; email: boxoffice@firstontariopac.ca; or online: firstontariopac.ca.For more information on the In the Soil Festival click here. read more

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Football Ohio State defense looks forward because it cant afford to look

Senior safety Damon Webb (7) takes down a Sooner during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma (2-0) in its home opener left the Buckeyes (1-1, 1-0) wondering where to go.Neither the offense nor the defense appeared in sync at any point throughout the game, and the result was a crushing defeat in front of 109,088 fans.Coach Urban Meyer said Monday the team was still reeling from its loss, but the team still has not fully moved on from the loss.“I met with our players about this, because I experienced it ourselves as coaches and myself, you go from devastated to crushed to pissed and then you’ve got to move forward as a leader and get going,” Meyer said. “So we’re somewhere between two and three right now, the pissed and the moving forward.”So how does a team move forward after such a devastating loss? Defensive coordinator and safeties coach Greg Schiano said it’s not easy.“Look, you come out and you fight and you work because that’s what you do,” Schiano said. “But you won’t get rid of that one for a while. You’ve got to press through it and fight. It sits in your gut.”The players and coaches all seem to agree that the first step in moving past the loss is by shifting all focus from went wrong in the Oklahoma game to what has to go right in the Army game. The Buckeyes will face a team that is nearly the complete opposite of their prior opponent. Oklahoma currently ranks third in passing offense in the FBS, averaging 441 passing yards per game over its first two games of the season. Army, on the other hand, has averaged 417.5 rush yards per game, second in the FBS. The Black Knights also rank 129th out of 129 teams totalling just 17 passing yards in their two games played. Ohio State, on the other hand, ranks last in the country in passing yards allowed (403 per game) and 13th-best in rushing yards allowed (60.5 per game)“It’s such a different animal moving forward that we’ll deal more with regular football corrections a week from now on Sunday when we get done with the Army game, then we’ll get back to playing regular football,” Schiano said. “It’s not like anything else we see all year.”The team knows the differences in the opponent it plays this weekend, and so any reviews of Ohio State’s performance against Oklahoma in the tapes is going to have to wait until after the matchup against Army.Redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley said the team has begun to look over some of the bigger plays in the Oklahoma game, but that the team has attempted its best to turn its full attention to the task ahead of it.“Dealing with a team like Army that runs this type of offense, we can’t spend the whole week watching [tape of the Oklahoma game] because then we will never get what we need to see for this week,” Worley said. “That’s some great film for us to watch. We have to go out here and watch this Army film because if we don’t, it’s going to be bad.” read more

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LeBron James Poses For Wedding Photo Of Strangers

If winning the NBA championship does not help repair his image, LeBron James’ recent personality growth just might.The Finals MVP has been far more congenial and accommodating (not that he was cold or unavailable before) in the wake of carrying the Miami Heat to the title over the Oklahoma City Thunder. And why wouldn’t he be?An avalanche of pressure was released with the accomplishment. And now he should be unabashed in his celebration.He appeared on David Letterman’s show in New York and received a standing ovation. And while at the Coconut Grove Ritz Carlton for hotel for an interview, James happened upon the wedding of Shaun and Jamie Kolnick. The did not know them, but he ended up giving them a moment they’ll likely display in their home for years by posing for a photo with them that has gone viral.“It was really unexpected and exciting,” said Kolnick. “Shaun was like, ‘That’s enough! We don’t need to get married anymore.’”Buzz had begun building hours before the ceremony that James was at the Ritz, said wedding planner Jen Schwartz, but no one was sure they’d actually spot the city’s new hero.“It was funny, because the bride’s brother was just dying, he was beside himself with excitement,” Schwartz said, laughing. “And at some point, she looked at him and said, ‘Okay, you’re more excited that LeBron James is here than you are for my wedding!’”It was an authentic moment for James, one that speaks to his mindset — and helps rebuild his image that took a hit two years ago when he bolted Cleveland for Miami. read more

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Womens swimming Lindsey Clary takes home Big Ten title in 400 IM

Ohio State then-junior swimmer Lindsey Clary competes at the Big Ten championships in February, 2016. Credit: OSU AthleticsSenior Lindsey Clary captured a Big Ten championship title in the 400-yard individual medley for the second consecutive year and her third individual Big Ten title of her career. Clary won the event with a time of 4:04.09, dropping two seconds off her time in the preliminaries to seal the championship. Junior Liz Li had another stellar turnout on Friday after taking home a Big Ten title the previous day. Li placed second overall in the 100-yard butterfly with a time 50.90, breaking her own OSU record. The final day of competition continues tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m. and finals kicking off at 6:30 p.m., again. Fans will be able to watch the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, platform diving, and 400-yard freestyle relay. The Buckeyes remained in fifth place through Friday’s competition — behind Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin respectively. Li also contributed to another OSU record Friday, alongside teammates sophomore Maria Coy, junior Macie McNichols and junior Cheyenne Meek. The foursome combined for a new OSU record of 1:27.99 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, earning the Buckeyes a second-place finish, as well as an automatic bid to the NCAA championships. The Buckeyes had four top-10 finishers in the 400-yard individual medley, while no other school had more than one. In addition to Clary’s triumph, junior Meg Bailey and freshman Kathrin Demler finished in the top five with times of 4:08.35 and 4:09.75 respectively, and freshman Molly Kowal finished 10th with a time of 4:12.64. The success of these four made this the strongest event for the Buckeyes so far this weekend. read more

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Nurse rearrested on suspicion of baby murders at Chester hospital

A nurse who was arrested last year on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder three more at a hospital in Chester has been re-arrested, Cheshire Police has announced.Lucy Letby, 29, was questioned last July in connection with suspicious infant deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016.Police said the same nurse had been re-arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of three more babies at the same hospital.In a statement, Detective Inspector Paul Hughes, who is in charge of the investigation, said:  “In July 2018 a healthcare professional was arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the deaths of 8 babies and the attempted murder of 6 babies at the neonatal unit at The Countess of Chester Hospital.  She was subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.”As part of our ongoing investigation we have today (Monday 10 June) re-arrested the healthcare professional on suspicion of murder in relation to the deaths of 8 babies and the attempted murder of 6 babies.  She has also been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of three additional babies. “The woman is currently in custody helping officers with their enquiries.”The statement went on: “I would like to reassure people that we are doing everything we can as quickly as we can to identify what has led to these baby deaths and collapses. The investigation relates to deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital “Due to the nature of this investigation it is extremely challenging but it is important to remember that it is very much active and ongoing – there are no set timescales and we remain committed to carrying out a thorough investigation as soon as possible.”We fully appreciate that it continues to have a big impact on all those involved – including the families of the babies, staff and patients at the hospital as well as members of the public.”Parents of all the babies are continuing to be kept fully updated and are being supported throughout the process by specially trained officers.  This is an extremely difficult time for all the families and it is important to remember that, at the heart of this, there are a number of bereaved families seeking answers as to what happened to their children.”At this stage, we are unable to go into any further details about the investigation but as soon as we can provide any further updates we will do.The nurse worked at the hospital’s neonatal unit since graduating from the University of Chester in 2011 with a degree in child nursing, and spent time at the unit during her three years training.   In July 2016, the Countess of Chester Hospital commissioned an independent review of the unit because of concerns about a rise in “unexplained” deaths. The investigation relates to deaths at the Countess of Chester HospitalCredit:PA 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. read more

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Nuno wants to make Molineux a fortress once again

first_imgAhead of Liverpool’s visit on Monday, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants to make Molineux Stadium a fortress as a reward to their “fantastic” fans.In December, Wolves won more away and lost their last two home games, but a strong home form was key to their success last season under Nuno.As they prepare to host Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup, the Wolves boss has called for a return to winnings ways at home.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Our home factor is something that we want to improve,” Nuno told the club’s website.“It’s so important in the competitions, so we must improve at home. Every team is difficult to break down and we will work hard. We don’t live on desire, we live on action and work.“Our fans are being fantastic with us. We count on them and we must give them moments of happiness and joy and excitement. It works both ways.”last_img read more

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Woodland council votes against CRC project

first_imgThe Woodland City Council soundly rejected a resolution offering symbolic support to the Columbia River Crossing project during Monday night’s meeting.The council voted 4-1 in opposition to a resolution supporting the proposed $3.6-billion bridge, highway and transit improvement project. Members cited financial concerns about the project. Council member Al Swindell supported the project because, he said, it is expected to bring jobs to Woodland. Woodland’s council voted on the CRC project two weeks after state officials made a presentation on its benefits and more than a month after city officials met with Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, on Feb. 15 in his office. The meeting with Moeller was to discuss the Scott Avenue Overcrossing, a freight mobility project that is in its early planning stages.During Monday’s meeting, council member Benjamin Fredericks said Moeller agreed to support the Scott Avenue construction if Woodland officials supported the CRC improvements. Otherwise, Woodland would not have voted on the matter, Fredericks added. Mayor Chuck Blum and Swindell were present at the meeting with Moeller.“The reason why it’s coming to Woodland was, we needed help from the state to get our project done,” Fredericks said Tuesday morning, questioning why Ridgefield, La Center, Battle Ground, or other Clark County cities weren’t asked to vote. During phone interviews Tuesday, Swindell, Blum and Moeller all disagreed with Fredericks’ recollection of the Feb. 15 meeting. “It was not a trade,” Swindell said. “It was not a deal. (Moeller) said, ‘I’m willing to support your project. Will you support mine?’”last_img read more

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Why RandallReilly Sold to Investcorp

first_imgReilly characterized the deal closer to an equity sale, rather than strictly a sale of the company. The management team is remaining in place and is rolling over its equity. “We’re exchanging equity partners,” Reilly told FOLIO: this afternoon. “Our growth was substantial enough—EBITDA almost doubled from where it was two years ago—that Wachovia felt like they reached their goals. Investcorp also recognized there was still plenty of gas left in the tank for the next five or six years.”Investment firm Berkery Noyes acted as financial advisor to Investcorp. “The surprise here is that Wachovia purchased the company just two years ago,” says Tom Kemp, managing partner at Veronis Suhler Stevenson. “It was a relatively quick flip.”In 2005, Randall Publishing surprised the industry by announcing its sale to Wachovia Capital Partners and Reilly. The deal, estimated at $75 million, effectively ended the interests of the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III in the 71-year-old publishing company.Challenging ProcessIn terms of financing today’s deal, Reilly hinted at a challenging process, despite completing the transaction in three months. “It’s not easy getting the deal done with the markets the way they are,” he says. “It’s just a credit to our company and the people involved that you could get a deal like this done.”Reilly is expecting double-digit growth over the next five years. “I’d like to be somewhere close to a $50 million EBITDA company,” he says. Right now, the company generates about $72 million in revenue, according to Reilly. The trucking-related assets already held by Investcorp (Greatwide, FleetPride and American Tire Distributors), not to mention SourceMedia (formerly Thomson Media, which Investcorp purchased in October 2004 for $350 million) will have some connection to Randall-Reilly. The two trucking companies are already advertisers in Randall-Reilly publications, and Reilly says the company could help SourceMedia with its data business.But moving forward, the focus will be on data, online and event development “for the same reason Jesse James robbed banks,” Reilly says. “Because that’s where the money is.”This represents a more bullish strategy towards those groups. In a 2006 interview with FOLIO: shortly after he took over Randall Publishing, Reilly said that 70 percent of the company’s revenue came from the traditional magazine side, 25 percent from the data business and about five percent from online. “I think print will always be our lead generator,” Reilly said at the time. “I think [online] will get better, but as an industry I think we are going to be 90 percent print.”Today, print revenues account for slightly less of the pie, closer to 60 percent, as other assets have increased their contributions. But, according to Reilly, there will be no backing away from print in favor of data, events and online. Rather, the company will focus its efforts to strengthen its multiplatform status. “Everything is still centered around our print products and we’ve been successful by realizing that our print products get us in the door, but what keeps us there is everything we can offer,” says Reilly. “Our ultimate goal is to help our customers find and keep customers, and we can do that more effectively if we use our data, print, Web and event products.” Randall-Reilly, the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based trucking and construction publisher led by CEO Mike Reilly, has been acquired by Investcorp, a global investment firm.Investcorp’s current private equity portfolio includes the publishing company SourceMedia, FleetPride—a distributor of aftermarket heavy duty truck and trailer parts in the U.S.—as well as American Tire Distributors and Welcome Break, the second largest operator of service areas in the U.K.Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter, were not revealed but one financial source estimated the price to be more than $150 million.last_img read more

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A Death Metal Memo

first_imgShutting down a magazine sucks. As an editor, telling your staffers and freelancers, I’d imagine, sucks even harder.But you’d be hard-pressed to find a sweeter final e-mail than this one, sent from Liz Ciavarella, editor of Zenbu Media’s Metal Maniacs, to contributors (including one, judging by the timestamp, residing in Australia) announcing that the plug had been pulled on her magazine: From: [REDACTED]Subject: Urgent Metal Maniacs Update 2.3.09Date: Wed, February 4, 2009 12:45 pmTo: [REDACTED]Hi All,This is probably the most difficult email I’ve had to write and though I wasn’t planning on sending it until tomorrow when I could actually get my head together and dry my tears, the rumor mill has already started. This afternoon Metal Maniacs (as well as the remaining titles under Zenbu Media — Metal Edge and Relix) officially closed its doors. The exact reasons are still a little hazy but it appears that no one is immune to the crashing economy. We’ve been told we are on “hiatus,” which means the coffin hasn’t been shut just yet. Our ad honcho Dov Teta and I are scrambling for a potential solution and with any luck, I hope to be sending a far less grim email in the not so distant future. For now though, the March/April 2009 edition (Kreator cover on sale 2/24) will be the last published issue (no goodbye issue unfortunately).I feel like there’s a death in the family and I have a lump in my chest I can’t really explain right now. Metal Maniacs has become an extended metal household (this is our 20 year anniversary!) and I don’t think I could have asked for a more sincere, craftier group of scribes. I thank you ALL for your amazing talents, your patience with my sometimes tardy email response time, my often terribly spelled quicktime phone messages and for generally being true in your metal warriordom.And a very special metal e-hug to co-chief JJ Koczan who managed to deal with my perpetual overthinking of all things maniacal like a true champ. You have the patience of a saint.This certainly won’t be the last email from me and I’ll have more news for you later this week or early the following (pretty much as I hear it really). There’s still many questions I have myself. I’m the meantime I’ll be working on clearing cost sheets for both the Absu issue that just went on sale as well as Kreator (which will likely be hitting your mailboxes shortly). I never used my official Maniacs email so [REDACTED] will continue to be active until the end of time (or the end of AOL — whichever comes first). In the meantime, I love you all. Thanks for sticking with us and making MM what it is. The emails that have been flooding in have been overwhelming and it just goes to show you, when you think no one is paying attention, they are and that certainly doesn’t happen alone.Eternal metal hugs – Liz Metal Maniacs MagazineLiz Ciavarella – [Former] Editress RELATED: Publisher Mulls Future of its Music Magazineslast_img read more

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Middlesex DA Ryan To Chair Conviction Integrity Working Group To Prevent Identify

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Attorney General Maura Healey, Massachusetts Bar Association Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, and Committee for Public Counsel Services Attorney-in-Charge Carolyn McGowan have begun convening meetings of the first-of-its-kind, statewide Conviction Integrity Program Working Group. The goal of the Working Group is to survey the landscape of existing conviction integrity programs in Massachusetts and nationwide. Members will be looking at ways prosecutorial offices, large and small, can work to better prevent, identify and remedy wrongful convictions.“It is a prosecutor’s obligation to do justice as well as to protect the public safety. That obligation does not end with a defendant’s conviction. Recognizing that ours is a human system, it is imperative that prosecutors develop both plans for reviewing convictions and best practices for preventing wrongful convictions. The goal of this conviction integrity working group is to take a proactive and collaborative approach to developing such practices that will inform prosecutors across the state. We are all better served when the system works fairly and verdicts are unassailable,” said District Attorney Ryan.“It’s critical that the public have confidence in the integrity of our state’s justice system,” said Attorney General Healey. “Through the work of this group, we hope to provide prosecutors across the state with the tools necessary to ensure their conviction integrity programs are robust and effective.”Healy, from the MBA, added: “The legal system must always meet the highest standards for integrity by avoiding wrongful convictions with preventative measures, and providing a prompt investigation and resolution to those who have been wrongfully convicted. Together with our valued partners, District Attorney Ryan and Attorney General Healey, we will provide an added layer of oversight to promote the fair and universal application of the rule of law.”The Working Group was created as a result of an MBA Criminal Justice Reform Working Group recommendation and aims to promote public trust and confidence in the criminal justice system. To do so, the group will make certain that all Massachusetts prosecutorial offices are taking the steps necessary to protect against wrongful convictions, enable prosecutorial offices to identify and reform internal policies and practices found deficient through re-investigation, and significantly reduce the number of successful legal challenges to convictions.The Working Group includes:CO-CHAIRSDistrict Attorney Marian Ryan, Middlesex County District Attorney’s OfficeFirst Assistant Attorney General Mary B. Strother, Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura HealeyMartin W. Healy, Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Bar AssociationRichard W. Cole, Cole Civil Rights and Safe Schools Consulting, Massachusetts Bar Association representative and committee reporterCarolyn I. McGowan, Attorney-in-Charge, Middlesex Superior Court Trial Unit, Committee for Public Counsel ServicesMEMBERSProfessor Sharon L. Beckman, Director, Boston College Innocence Program, Boston College Law SchoolDistrict Attorney Timothy Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney’s OfficeMarissa Leigh Elkins, Elkins, Auer, Rudof & SchiffIra Gant, Staff Attorney, Innocence Program, Committee for Public Counsel ServicesAssistant District Attorney Bethany C. Lynch, Northwestern District Attorney’s OfficeRadha Natarajan, Executive Director, New England Innocence ProjectAlicia Rebello-Pradas, Deputy Chief, Policy & Government Division, Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura HealeyPippa Temple, Law Student (BC Law ’20), Boston College Innocence Program, Boston College Law SchoolLeslie Walker, Of Counsel, Former Executive Director, Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMiddlesex DA Marian Ryan and State AG Healey Launch Recertification Course For Online Mandated Reporter TrainingIn “Government”Wilmington Man Injured In Fatal Car Crash In WoburnIn “Police Log”Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan Announces New Cold Case UnitIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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WATCH Dr Strange or Swami Nithyananda Which hero with multiple hands will

first_imgBenedict Cumberbatch as Dr Strange.PR HandoutMarvel, especially Dr Strange, is up for some competition after very creative Twitter users pitted the all-seeing superhero against India’s Swami Nithyananda.A scene in Avenger’s Infinity War showed Dr Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, proclaiming that he saw 14 million ways the war against Thanos could turn out and the Avengers win in only one scenario.The asli Avengers Endgame. pic.twitter.com/h1ZrjdYWTa— Kaveri (@ikaveri) April 29, 2019Just a quick refresher, Thanos is probably the most hated villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who made half the population of Earth disappear with just a snap of his finger in the cliffhanger ending of Avengers Infinity War.Twitterati went berserk after videos emerged of Swami Nithyananda with as many hands as what Dr Strange had in the movie. Many retweeted the video calling it was the “Asli Avengers Endgame”.In the 10 second video, we can see Swami Nithyananda with as many hands as Dr Strange and also beating the Avenger hands down (pun intended) with just a flick of two his many hands.As you can recall, Swami Nithyananda gained nation-wide notoriety when a sex tape of his with a South Indian actress went viral ten years ago. Since then, his incredulous statements have kept him in the headlines.In September 2018, the Swami said that he has the power to help enlighten his followers and apparently open their third eye. He also promised that he could make cows talk in Tamil and Sanskrit.Here are some of the best reactions on social media of the self-made swami going against Dr Strangelast_img read more

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Go gold 3 gold investment schemes backed by Indian government in 2018

first_img Gold bondsReuters file3. Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme (SGBs) are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold. Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be redeemed in cash on maturity.Under Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme (SGBS) gold bonds are issued in paper and demat formSGBS are issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and are alternatives to owning physical goldBonds will be tradable on stock exchanges within a fortnight of the issuance on a date as notified by the RBIThe investors will be paid Interest on the amount of initial investment at the rate notified by RBIThe tenor of the bond will be for a period of 8 years with an exit option from 5th year onwards to be exercised on the interest payment dates Gold saving schemes in IndiaReuters fileIndia’s fixation on gold is legendary – the country is the world’s second-largest consumer market for the yellow metal. Gold is also a must have in every Indian investor’s portfolio.Gold prices often go up when other financial assets like stocks and bonds fall in value. During financial crash, inflation or global trade issues, an investment in gold is considered as a safe haven. This means by investing in gold, you can ensure good returns even during bad phases. And there’s no better way of investing in gold than through the government-backed methods.Know more about the gold investment schemes backed by the Indian government:1. Gold Monetization SchemeThe Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS) was introduced by the Central Government in 2015-16.Under GMS people can deposit gold in any form gold bars or coins, or even jewellery and the investor will get an interest on the weight of the depositUnder the GMS, customers may be asked to complete KYC (know-your-customer) processThe interest rate is determined by the banks individuallyThe minimum investment required under GMS is 30 grams of goldThere is 3 term deposit plans- short-term (1 to 3 years), medium term (5 to 7 years), and long-term (12 to 15 years) are available under the GMS. 2. Indian Gold Coin Indian Gold Coin (IGC) is the first ever national gold coin of Indian and it was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.The IGC has the emblem of Ashok Chakra on the one side and face of Mahatma Gandhi on the other.IGC is available in the denomination of 5, 10 and 20 gramsThe pricing of the coin is being managed by MMTC, a Government of India UndertakingEvery Indian Gold Coin is certified as per the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) HallmarkCustomers can purchase IGC through selected bank branches and MMTC unitsMMTC also offers the buy-back option for IGC through its own showrooms across IndiaMMTC will repurchase the Indian Gold Coin, in intact tamper-proof packaging and with original invoice, at the prevailing gold base ratelast_img read more

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VIDEO Tom Herman got flagged for trying to fight Mike Gundy on

first_imgMike Gundy and his unranked Oklahoma State team pulled off the upset over the surging #15 Longhorns in Stillwater on Saturday, but things went sideways the Cowboys were taking a knee to close out the win.After a brief scrum broke out following the kneel down in waning seconds, Gundy ran onto the field to play peacemaker, which prompted Teaxas HC Tom Herman to sprint onto the field looking for a piece of Gundy. Herman was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for losing it, and Texas eventually lost the game. Advertisement The two coaches did meet at midfield after the game and Gundy appeared to explain his actions and attempt to calm things down with Herman.The conversation between Mike Gundy and Tom Herman after the game. pic.twitter.com/ehZyw1zE9L— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 28, 2018last_img read more

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