Ronaldo’s all-time XI: Messi in, CR7 out

first_imgLionel Messi Messi and Maradona make Ronaldo’s all-time XI, but Cristiano misses out Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 23:10 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(50) Ronaldo Brazil World Cup 2002 Getty Images Lionel Messi Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Zinédine Zidane Barcelona Milan Juventus Primera División Serie A The former Brazil international has selected star names from the likes of Barcelona, Real, Juventus and Milan, along with iconic countryman Pele Ronaldo’s all-time XI is littered with star names such as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, but namesake Cristiano Ronaldo misses out.The legendary Brazilian was asked to piece together the greatest team in history by Esporte Interativo.Ronaldo 2/1 favourite to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Two of those he lifted the World Cup alongside in 2002 make the grade, in buccaneering full-backs Cafu and Roberto Carlos, while iconic countryman Pele is also included.Stars of the modern era from Juventus, Real Madrid and AC Milan are sprinkled throughout the side, with a formidable selection boasting eight Ballon d’Or/World Player of the Year awards between them.Ronaldo’s team is unlikely to find itself short of goals, with a wealth of firepower at their disposal.Pele found the target over 1,000 times in his glittering career, while Ronaldo himself plundered more than 400 for club and country.World Cup winners Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Andrea Pirlo also knew their way to the back of the net, while boasting remarkable creative talent.A mix of Italian strength and Brazilian flair at the back should help to keep things interesting, with Gianluigi Buffon widely acknowledged as one of the finest goalkeepers to have ever played the game.Of the 11 players to make Ronaldo’s side, only Paolo Maldini and Messi do not boast a World Cup medal.That is the standard required to make the cut, with there no room for Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo despite his record-breaking achievements in the modern era.last_img read more


Scorpio Bulkers to Finance 12 Ships with New Loan

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Monaco-based bulker owner Scorpio Bulkers has received a commitment for a loan facility of up to USD 184 million.The loan facility, secured from Nordea AB, acting through its New York branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, will be used to finance up to 60% of the fair market value of six Ultramax dry bulk vessels and six Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels.The units in question are SBI Athena, SBI Thalia, SBI Zeus, SBI Hera, SBI Poseidon and SBI Apollo, while the Kamsarmaxes include SBI Conga, SBI Bolero, SBI Sousta, SBI Rock, SBI Reggae and SBI Mazurka.Scorpio Bulkers  informed that the loan facility, which is expected to close within the third quarter of 2018, will be comprised of a term loan up to USD 104 million and a revolver up to USD 80 million.The loan facility has a final maturity date of five years from signing date and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.40% per annum and is expected to increase the company’s liquidity by around USD 47 million after repayment of the vessels’ existing debt.last_img read more


Côte dIvoire UN rushes in agriculture aid as gradual calm begins to

18 April 2011As calm gradually returns to Côte d’Ivoire after months of post-election violence, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that it is rushing to assist farmers as they prepare to sow their rice and maize crops at the onset of the rainy season in the north and west of the country. The agency says it is procuring seeds, tools and fertilizer kits for around 12,000 farming households in both Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, where an estimated 150,000 Ivorian refugees have sought safety since their country descended into violence after the presidential run-off election last November. The unrest displaced up to a million people inside Côte d’Ivoire.FAO hopes that helping the internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as refugees and host communities will prevent future tensions and further hardship.The agency has requested an initial $4.25 million from donors as part of the general $160 million humanitarian appeal for Côte d’Ivoire, and $6 million for Liberia.“Food to cover the lean season until the next harvest has not been stockpiled as it usually is and there will not be enough,” said Luc Genot, the FAO Emergency Coordinator in the Côte d’Ivoire.“In addition, pressure is being put on household food supplies by increasing numbers of displaced people from the conflict in rural areas. Unless these people are helped to plant now, they are going to need food assistance for many months to come,” Mr. Genot added.Violence, fuel shortages and roadblocks have restricted transport, causing seed and fertilizer shortages in the country, according to FAO.The refusal by former president Laurent Gbagbo to stand down after he lost the UN-certified run-off poll in November plunged the West African country into four months of violence, with his troops pitted against forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized President. Mr. Gbagbo surrendered a week ago and was taken into custody.The recent violence in Côte d’Ivoire followed a decade of political upheaval that had already taken a toll on the population and on food security in what was once one of the strongest agricultural economies in West Africa.The FAO intervention to shore up the current planting season has so far received support from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and from the agency’s own resources.Cote read more


Via Rail announces service cuts across the country cuts 200 union jobs

Via Rail announces service cuts across the country, cuts 200 union jobs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 27, 2012 1:27 pm MDT WINNIPEG – Via Rail expects to cut 200 unionized jobs, or about nine per cent of its workforce, as the government-owned passenger rail service reduces trips on lines across the country.No routes are being eliminated, and some in the busy Montreal-Toronto corridor will be increased. But by the end of October, routes in most other areas will see less-frequent service.“We are aligning our services with customer needs and consolidating our resources where there is a demand,” Via president and CEO Marc Laliberte said Wednesday.Trip frequencies are being cut on some of big routes, including the Montreal to Halifax line — “The Ocean” — which will be cut to three from six round trips a week.In the West, “The Canadian” — Via’s only Toronto to Vancouver route — will be reduced to two from three round trips a week in the off-season (October to April). Service during peak season will remain at three trips weekly.There will also be a number reductions in southwestern Ontario, where GO Transit and other services are available to commuters. London, Aldershot, Kitchener, Niagara Falls and other cities will see reduced Via service.The cuts come after the federal government’s March budget which cut $41 million in subsidies to Via over three years, but the company insists the trip reductions and job losses are driven by weak off-season demand.Ridership on “The Ocean” has dropped by 50 per cent over the last 15 years, the company said, and ridership on “The Canadian” in winter months has been dropping steadily. Services in southwestern Ontario have seen competition from commuter rail and other modes of transit.But Jennifer Brown, president of the Canadian Auto Workers Local 4005, said demand is up by 7.8 per cent since last year and by nearly 25 per cent in the peak season.“So where they’re getting their numbers we don’t know. I work on board and from January my trains have been sold out,” she said.Brown, who works on trains between Halifax and Montreal one day a week, expects to be laid off this fall.She also questions Via’s marketing efforts to attract more passengers. “We don’t see any marketing down here in the East to get more people out to travel by train,” she said in an interview from Halifax.Brown said about 45 people in the Halifax-Moncton area could lose their jobs, but she hopes retirement packages will be offered to reduce layoffs.Dave Kissack, a bargaining agent with the union in Western Canada, said the cuts come as a shock.“I think it’s indicative of the government in general in Canada, not having a national transportation policy and not committing to anything more than hack-and-slash at every opportunity,” he said.The cuts were also criticized by Harold Nicholson, president of Transport Action Atlantic, a public transportation advocacy group.“While the rest of the G20 nations invest heavily and wisely in expanding their rail passenger services, Canada’s long-standing policy of cutting Via continues,” said Nicholson.“These cuts are wrong to the core and the destructiveness of this latest round will soon become apparent, much to the detriment of the more than four million passengers who use Via annually.”Laliberte said Halifax and Moncton will be hardest hit by job losses, but he hopes that layoffs can be avoided in most cases.“The normal attrition rate that we have at Via is about eight per cent of our work force, and we’re talking about a reduction of nine per cent of our work force, so we expect that a lot of the employees that are going to be affected will be able to keep a job.”Via notes that it has reduced it management ranks by 15 per cent since 2009.The Harper government’s recent budget reduced subsidies to the passenger rail service by $6.5 million this year, $15.1 million in 2013-14 and $19.6 million in 2014-15.Via Rail has worked to reduce its operating deficit. Excluding pension costs, the shortfall was reduced to $9 million in 2010 and a larger reduction was realized in 2011, Laliberte recently said.— With files from Brian McKenna in Toronto and Ross Marowits in Montreal read more


Womens OG 2012 Round 4 – Group B Brasil defeated by Russia

← Previous Story Croatian headcoach about the “Storm”, Nenad Perunicic: “Goluza is an idiot!” Next Story → Evgeny Trefilov: “It’s very difficult to understand women – I want a medal!” 1 Russia4301126100266 + 6 Great Britain400477129-520 2 Brazil430110896126 + 3 Croatia430110810176 + 4 Montenegro420211298144 + As we knew all four teams from Group B who will play in the Women’s Olympic Tournament 1/4 Finals, Round 4 brought interesting matches without huge pressure. Angola beats Great Britain 31:25 and that was the first win of African champion, but too late.Croatia wins over Montenegro 26:25 in Balkan derby. Montenegrian girls made crucial technical mistake 10 seconds before the end during decisive counter-attack. That was enough for a big celebration of team coached by Vladimir Canjuga.Russia celebrated third success in London over Brasil 31:27. That was the first defeat for American champion.STANDINGS: 5 Angola4103106113-72 + BrasilcroatiahandballLondon handballmONTENEGROrussia read more


Department of Health to increase cost of health insurance policies

first_imgSTAMP DUTY ON the more expensive health insurance policies are to be increased from next March it was announced this evening by the Department of Health.The stamp duty for health insurance products providing ‘advanced’ cover will increase from €350 to €399 per adult and from €120 to €135 per child according to Minister for Health James Reilly.There is no change to the stamp duty payable on lower cost ‘non-advanced’ health insurance.The cost increases are part of changes to risk equalisation credits in the private health insurance market.Risk equalisation is a process that aims to cover differences in costs to health insurers that arise due to variations in the health status of policy holders.Minister Reilly said the the increased duty was necessary to maintain costs at the current level for vulnerable patients.”Given the cost pressures many households face, I was very reluctant to recommend increases on stamp duties at all, even for products providing ‘advanced’ cover, ” he said. However, my priority is to direct support where it is most needed and these revised risk equalisation credits will subsidise health insurance for our most vulnerable patients.The Department of Health has also said that it is to receive an independent report the Consultative Forum on Private Health Insurance which will make recommendations on addressing high costs in the industry.Read: Reilly: “Everyone will have free GP care by 2016″, IMO: “There’s no hope of that” >Read: HSE to introduce targeted redundancy scheme in January >last_img read more


Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060

first_imgIslam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060 Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Monirul Alam/Zuma Press/PA Images Image: Monirul Alam/Zuma Press/PA Images Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 8:21 AM IN RECENT YEARS, Christians have had more babies than any other religious group worldwide. But by 2035, Muslims are projected to experience the higher birth rate, putting the world’s two largest religions on track to have a near equal share of the global population by 2060, according to a demographic analysis released last night.With 2.3 billion adherents, Christians are the world’s largest religious group and are expected to remain so for several decades, according to the Pew Research Center report The Changing Global Religious Landscape.Muslims have 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected to narrow that gap. By 2060, Muslims are expected to comprise 31% of the world population, with nearly 3 billion people, while Christians will make up about 32%, or 3.1 billion people.The new report builds on a Pew study two years ago that found Islam is the world’s fastest-growing major faith and, if current demographic trends continue, Muslims could outnumber Christians by the end of the century.The analyses are based on 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers from around the world. Pew researchers took into account expected conversion rates, but said birth and death rates would have a far greater impact on religious populations. Muslim pilgrims prepare themselves for Friday prayers in front of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Source: AP Photo/Nariman El-MoftyAccording to the latest report, 223 million babies were born to Christians from 2010 to 2015, compared to 213 million babies born to Muslims in the same period. By 2035, the number of babies born to Muslims is projected to exceed those for Christians, narrowly at first, then eventually by millions.Other religious groups, including Hindus and Jews, will grow in total numbers by 2060, but will not keep pace with global population growth. A low birth rate for people who don’t affiliate with any religion means that their share of the world population will also shrink.Christianity is growing especially strongly in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2060, 4 in 10 Christians will live in Africa, according to Pew’s projections. At the same time, in many European countries, such as Germany, the death rate for Christians is exceeding births, a trend that is expected to continue.Read: Cannabis worth €500,000 seized outside shopping centre in Kildare 11,927 Views https://jrnl.ie/3326424 Share17 Tweet Email2 By Associated Press Apr 6th 2017, 8:21 AM Short URL 103 Comments last_img read more


Robots the solution to manufacturing viability

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With many sectors of Australian manufacturing doing it tough, the CSIRO – the Commonwealth science body – says that new robotic technology has the potential to increase manufacturing safety and profits, and at the same time secure, rather than threaten jobs for Australian workers.Since 2008 more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in Australia, but a CSIRO white paper released this week claims that new systems designed to enhance workers’ skills, not replace them, could revolutionise manufacturing. The paper outlines how the current robotic systems that are available to manufacturers are built for high volume mass-manufacturing, but that new economic drivers require manufacturers to focus more on low-volume, highly customised and high value-adding products.Known as Lightweight Assistive Manufacturing Solutions, the new technology includes virtual reality headsets and smart robots which can be taught to multi-task and which can be controlled over the internet.Dr Peter Kambouris, co-author of the paper and the CSIRO’s business development manager, says that with manufacturers shifting away from large-volume production to mass customisation, companies need more flexible systems to deliver more customised products. “This white paper seeks to highlight these trends, and present solutions which will enable Australian industry to address these challenges,” says Dr Kambouris. “Industrial automation used in manufacturing today is limited, but developments in ICT and robotics present Australia with an opportunity to change the way we manufacture.”Kambouris and his colleagues believe lightweight robotics and advanced ICT systems are a crucial tool for manufacturing to meet its challenges.A virtual headset called ReMote is one of the systems being trialled. Using a head-mounted camera the wearer (worker) is able to ‘beam’ what they can see to someone else (expert/helper) in a remote location. The helper is then able to project their hand gestures onto whatever the worker is looking at, and virtually show them how to fix an issue or conduct a repair.Systems like ReMote have been designed with safety in mind, allowing workers to operate in hazardous environments and more safely execute complex tasks.“Our focus has been on creating systems which can help people and businesses work safer and smarter. “Consultation with industry has shown that safety, flexibility and affordability are the three drivers for Australian industry,” says Dr Kambouris.With the computer technologies able to be installed in real factories within months, integrating the new robotic technologies is a longer-term prospect. The first implementation of the new technology is likely to be seen in areas such as mining.last_img read more


Were underdogs Schalkes Nastasic

first_imgThe German club will play against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League, and they know the Citizens are favorites.On Wednesday, German Bundesliga club Schalke is set to play against English Premier League side Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.The game will be played at Veltins-Arena, but still, the Germans are considered the underdogs in the game.Schalke is currently in the 14th position of the Bundesliga table, with only 23 points after six wins, five draws and eleven defeats.Meanwhile, Manchester City is on the first position of the Premier League with 65 points after 21 wins, two draws, and four losses.“We are facing one of the best teams in the whole of Europe”, said Schalke’s Matija Nastasic to the club’s web portal.“City basically don’t have any weaknesses. They score lots of goals, are technically amazing, press effectively and have great players in every position.”“We won’t let ourselves be beaten for kick-off. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy and we know we will go into the game as the underdogs,” he explained.“Despite that, we still have a chance. With our fans behind us, we will give everything we’ve got.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“For me, they have continually improved. The football they play is sometimes incredible. There’s barely a team that is as good as them,” he continued.“Their squad has changed just like ours has, but there are a number of backroom staff who are still at the club.”“I hope we will have some time to meet up before the game though. At the moment the only important thing is the 90 minutes, which I am fully focused on!” the Serb concluded.Before joining Schalke in 2015, Matija Nastasic played for three years with Manchester City in the EPL.The former Fiorentina, Teleoptik and Partizan player has enjoyed his best football with the Bundesliga team.Prep for the @ChampionsLeague is underway ✨#s04 #S04MCI #UCL pic.twitter.com/UvMhBcBMMX— FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) February 18, 2019last_img read more


4 cases over quota clash vandalism in DU VC residence

first_imgThe official residence of the Dhaka University vice chancellor was vandalised during a demonstration by quota protesters early Monday. Prothom Alo File PhotoFour cases were filed with Shahbagh police station in the capital on Tuesday night over clashes on Dhaka University campus and vandalism in the official residence of the DU VC during a demonstration by youths seeking reform of quota system in the public service.Police said a large number of unnamed students have been accused in the cases.Of the cases, two were filed by two sub-inspectors of Shahbagh police station, the third one by an inspector of special branch (SB) of police and Dhaka University’s chief security officer Kamrul Ahsan filed the fourth case.Kamrul Ahsan told Prothom Alo that over 100 unknown miscreants were made accused in the case over “an attempt to kill the vice chancellor” and destruction of properties worth about Tk 15 million.He said the miscreants burned two vehicles to ashes and vandalised two more.SB inspector Humayun Kabir filed a case against 30-40 unnamed persons for hindering police from discharging their duties and setting fire to a motorcycle in the Doyel Chattar area.Shahbagh police station sub-inspectors Bhajan Kumar Biswas and Rabiul Islam filed two cases against ‘a large number’ of unnamed students for hindering police from discharging their duties.Amid demonstrations at Shahbagh and its adjacent areas early Monday seeking reform of the quota system, some unknown attackers entered the VC’s residence breaking open its main gate and ransacked several rooms and furniture.last_img read more


Inauguration Day Protestors Indicted on Vandalism Charges

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance video on Feb. 6 of two protestors suspected to be involved in vandalizing and torching a parked limousine in Northwest, D.C. on Inauguration Day.The limousine parked out front of the Washington Post headquarters in the 1300 block of K Street, NW was lit on fire amid anti-Trump protests on Jan. 20 after a person thew a lit flare through the limo’s broken window, police reported.(Screengrab from police surveillance video)D.C. police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division are now searching for the two suspects, who can be seen in the video wearing black masks and clothing, involved in setting the flame to the limo and damaging another nearby vehicles, police said.The protests grew violent around 10:30 a.m. after an organized group of marchers armed “with crowbars, hammers, and asps(batons)” smashed vehicle and storefront windows, set fires and spray painted property throughout the area of 12th and L Streets, NW, police said.D.C. police said there were several instances of destruction of property, including the damaging of two police vehicles. Authorities in riot gear used pepper spray and other devices to control and disperse the violent protests.There were six officers injured during the inauguration chaos and 230 adults arrested and charged with felony rioting, Aquita Brown, a spokesperson for the department, told the AFRO Feb. 6.“More than 3,000 law enforcement officers participated in the inauguration,” Brown added. She said an additional five juveniles were arrested and charged during the disturbance.The anti-Trump demonstrations were reportedly pre-organized by anarchist groups.Businesses located throughout the area of the protests like McDonald’s, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Starbucks were all subject to vandalism caused by demonstrators.The damages were reported by court filings to be more than $100,000, although a spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office Bill Miller told the AFRO Feb. 7 that no person has been charged with destruction of property, yet.Miller said nine of the 230 cases have been dismissed and 63 defendants have been indicted by a grand jury.The U.S. attorney’s office would not say why the charges were dropped, “We typically do not comment on charging decisions and have no comment on these dismissals,” Miller wrote in a statement.Miller said his office his working with D.C. police to continue investigating the cases and reviewing evidence.Judge Lynn Leibovitz is judging the hearings of those arrested every morning at 11 a.m. at the D.C. Superior Court.The charge of felony rioting holds a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.A Florida man was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer while armed on Jan. 21, according to police.Dane Powell, 30, Largo, Fl., who is White, was seen throwing a rock at police officers in the area of 12th Street and K Street, NW on Jan. 20 during the inauguration protests. Police said Powell was able to escape officials on Jan. 20, but was identified and arrested the following day.Police said the rock hit the helmet of the officer and knocked him unconscious.Officers said they found Powell in front of the fifth district headquarters and arrested him.The AFRO could not confirm the races of the 63 indicted, but observed that a small number of Blacks attended the inauguration whether in support or protest of Trump.last_img read more


Will Baker or Jealous Be Able to Defeat Hogan

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comWith less than a week before the Democratic primary on June 26, there are still eight candidates left who are vying for the nomination and the opportunity to take on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in November.However, it seems clear two candidates, Ben Jealous, the former president and CEO of the NAACP and Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County Executive have emerged as frontrunners.Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP and Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County Executive, have emerged as the frontrunners in the election for the Democratic nomination for Maryland Governor on June 26. (Courtesy Photos)In a recent Baltimore Sun/University of Baltimore poll, both Baker and Jealous registered 16 percent, with the rest of the field lagging behind significantly with single-digit support. WBAL-TV reports that in the June 2018 Gonzales Maryland poll, Baker edged Jealous slightly, 25 percent to 23 percent, however, those two percentage points are within the polls margin of error of (plus or minus) 3.5 percent.Both the Sun and Gonzales polls indicate that Baker enjoys stronger support in the D.C. suburbs, while Jealous clearly leads Baker in the Baltimore area.Yet, no poll can capture the fevered political machinations taking place behind the scenes to push these two men to the Democratic nomination. Two overarching political narratives seem to be apparent; Baker is the preference of Maryland’s Democratic machine, while Jealous has been the choice of national Democratic stars, many of the state’s unions and progressive political organizations.In recent days, Jealous has been making the rounds with high-profile politicians like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Sen. Kamala Harris of California (who have both endorsed him). Jealous has also been endorsed by New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles. All four of those Democratic Party stars are considered likely challengers for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.The groups endorsing Jealous include: the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International, United Food and Commercial Workers, 27, 400 and 1994 , the Service Employees International Union, National Nurses United and the Maryland State Education Association, among dozens of groups backing the former NAACP president.Baker has received the support of virtually every powerful Democratic politician in the state including: former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, Maryland Atty. Gen. Brian Frosh, Montgomery County Exec. Ike Leggett, former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, Senate President Pro Tem, Nathaniel McFadden, and Valerie Ervin, the former gubernatorial candidate who exited the race last week and placed her support behind Baker.The question is, which of these strategies will prevail? Will it be Baker or Jealous who is propelled to the Democratic nomination to face Gov. Larry Hogan?A subtext of the battle for the Democratic nomination is Jealous’ support being energized by the power of the unions in the state and their  prowess to organize and mobilize their people, versus the far reaching tentacles of the state’s Democratic machine in service of Baker, which is also formidable at mobilizing Democratic voters.Ultimately, it will most likely be Baker or Jealous who will face Hogan, who enjoys a stunning 75 percent of Maryland voters approving of the job he is doing, while his personal popularity stands at 64 percent. Hogan’s strategy of distancing himself from the poisonous Donald Trump seems to be resonating in Maryland. And if it wasn’t clear enough that Hogan wants nothing to do with Trump’s enormous political baggage, the governor announced this week that he will join several other governors, who will pull National Guard support from the U.S. southern border, in wake of Trump’s draconian immigration policy separating children from parents seeking asylum.On June 19, Hogan recalled a National Guard helicopter and four crew members from service in New Mexico.“Until this policy of separating children from their families has been rescinded, Maryland will not deploy any National Guard resources to the border,” Hogan said via Twitter.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)But, more daunting to the ultimate winner of the Democratic nomination beyond Hogan’s popularity in the state among Republicans and Democrats is his vast financial war chest, which he has not had to spend a dime on fighting Republican challengers. He is running unopposed and should be well rested for the sprint to November.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore Editor of the AFRO.last_img read more


Steps to boost tourism prospects of Plassey Sabujdweep

first_imgKolkata: State Tourism Minister Goutam Deb in the Assembly said that his department has been exploring tourism potentials at Sabujdweep in Hooghly and Plassey in Nadia along with many others.In reply to a question on an MLA, the minister told the House that steps have been taken to promote Sabujdwip as a major tourist destination. A process has been started to set up a jetty there. The minister also said that there some litigations. After the legal issues are resolved the development works would be carried out in a full swing. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe minister also told the Assembly that there are plans to develop Plassey in Nadia which carries a historical significance. A gate would be set up to commemorate the historical event. State Heritage Commission has given certain directives which his department will adhere to, Deb added. He also pointed out that all possibilities are being explored to make it a favourite tourist place. There are mainly two islands in Sabujdweep. One is of around 55 acre and the other of 44 acre. The work to develop it as an eco-friendly cultural tourism spot was initiated. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to sources, the state Tourism department has taken up steps to create infrastructure to develop cultural tourism destinations at places including Jharkhali in South 24-Parganas, Sabujdeep at Balagarh in Hooghly and Gajoldoba in North Bengal. In each of these places, there will be a separate area exclusively for performance of artistes. At the same time local artisans will be making handicrafts in these tourist spots and can sell the same to tourists. The minister also reminded the House that many development works have been carried out Murshidabad as well where a large number of people visit every year. The Motijheel had already been renovated by the Tourism department.last_img read more


KEOs posts €1m in Q1 pretax loss

first_imgKEO Plc Ltd, Cyprus’s flagship in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry, said that it generated a €1m pre-tax loss in the first three months of 2016 compared to a €1.2m loss in the respective three-month period of 2015.The company’s improved performance resulted mainly from an 11 per cent annual increase in turnover in the first quarter attributed to increased domestic consumption and increased tourist arrivals, KEO said in a statement on the website of the Cyprus Stock Exchange without providing further details.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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