Auburndale wrestling closes regular season with win over Chequamegon

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — The Auburndale wrestling team closed out its Marawood Conference regular season schedule with a 48-34 victory over Chequamegon on Thursday night at Auburndale High School.The Apaches won six matches by pin and two others by forfeit to total their 48 points.Dylan Altmann (126 pounds), Aaron Willfahrt (132), Paul Willfahrt (145), Wyatt Weiler (170), Kurt Jankowski (195), and Josh Gabel (285) each won by pin for Auburndale.Auburndale will compete at the Marawood Conference Tournament on Saturday at Phillips.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Auburndale 48, Chequmaegon 34106: Matt Leick (A) won by forfeit.113: Seth Peterson (CH) won by forfeit.120: Readi Meyer (A) won by forfeit.126: Dylan Altmann (A) pinned Absalom David in 3:44.132: Aaron Willfahrt (A) pinned Erik Tank in 2:51.138: Hunter Schienbeck (CH) pinned Eli Larson in 4:41.145: Paul Willfahrt (AU) pinned Herman Santos in 1:29.152: Isaac Weik (CH) won by forfeit.160: Wyatt Juneau (CH) won major dec. over Keller Wolfe 12-2.170: Wyatt Weiler (A) pinned Parker Zeman in 1:01.182: Taylor Fox (CH) pinned Sam Hasenohrl in 5:45.195: Kurt Jankowski (A) pinned Nathaniel David in 1:27.220: Robbie Renken (CH) pinned Jonah Kopelke in 1:08.285: Josh Gabel (A) pinned Dakota Leach in 1:21.last_img read more

Deconstructing the Business Social Network

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#enterprise#social networks#web I am the wrong age for Facebook or MySpace. But I happen to have a relative who is in the LA music scene, who gave me a tour from his perspective – and now I totally get it. A few decades ago that is where I would have hung out. I am not looking for a social network. I cannot imagine choosing one single place as my only online hangout and I certainly don’t want the hassle of managing my identity and my relationships on multiple sites. However I am interested in how different tools give different pieces of the social networking puzzle; and what ties them together.When I wrote about LinkedIn compared to Facebook, some Facebook enthusiasts pointed out that messaging within Facebook is better. I think that is true, but I don’t want to use messaging that is controlled by a site – and I think that is true for most people who grew up with the Internet before social networks evolved. It may be nothing more than habit, but habit matters a lot for adoption.The reason that LinkedIn is so interesting is that it is the missing piece of the puzzle. We already have two good basic pieces:1. Blogging tool – WordPress, Typepad or Blogger.2. Start page – Pageflakes, Netvibes or MyYahoo. My online social/business network happens to be WordPress + PageFlakes. PageFlakes is where I consume content and WordPress is where I create it. If you are interested in what I write you RSS it into your start page. It’s not hard.Sure, that could be MyYahoo, Netvibes or iGoogle instead of PageFlakes; and Typepad or Blogger instead of WordPress. To update an old phrase: “you loan your attention you takes your choice.” Choice really is the point. Unlike the all-in-one stereo system of Facebook, I get to mix and match my speakers and woofers as I want (yes I know, that analogy dates me). Switch PageFlakes for Netvibes? Sure, if it is different enough.What’s interesting is the ecosystem of vendors that work in the background to make my PageFlakes and WordPress experiences better. Actually PageFlakes is really just a glorified layout tool and the clever stuff is in the apps that feed into my panes. There is still a lot of room for innovation in this area, around intelligent filtering. I think of RSS like SQL. It is a standard and that enables innovation and value creation. It is not ideal, but no standard is ideal.I am still a WordPress newbie, so my use of widgets is limited. But I vow to catch up with Fred Wilson one day and have all those widgets on my Blog (although load time is getting to a bit of an issue!) This is an area with lots of innovation that has the potential to a) make my Blog more interesting and b) make some money from my Blog (maybe just paying for my Starbucks habit). In that sense, PageFlakes and WordPress genuinely are platforms, with RSS as the enabling standard.What’s interesting about LinkedIn in this context is:1. I don’t have a choice. It is the only site that has my business network. That makes me think I would much prefer to be an investor in LinkedIn than an investor in PageFlakes or WordPress. They have a network effect and that means big bucks.2. Most of my network does not have a Blog. So I cannot just link to their Blog via RSS. My guess is less than 10% of my contacts have a Blog. More are creating Blogs all the time, but the % is way below the threshold where getting an RSS feed from my network is worthwhile. Go into the business mainstream and that sub 10% with a Blog is still true. As Alex Iskold has pointed out, Blogging is in a digestion phase – so we cannot just assume that everybody will get a Blog. However if LinkedIn tries to become/remain a destination site, I think they will fail. I don’t want to check LinkedIn regularly, I’ve got too many other things to do. So they won’t get the busy biz guy that’s too old for Facebook. Nor will they get the Facebook/MySpace crowd who will see it is rather bland and uninteresting as a social hangout. The only people who will hangout regularly are people trying to sell you something; which will rapidly become self defeating.However a feed of what is happening in my business network, feeding into one pane on PageFlakes? Now that is interesting. Particularly because although nearly 80% of my business network is on LinkedIn, most of them are not active Bloggers. However if LinkedIn gave everybody a simple interface that was more MicroBlog like, and that worked well with Blackberry and other wireless devices, people could easily send out “personal press releases” about a new job, deal, project or whatever.As long as I had good filtering tools so I can tune how much I get by person, by periodicity and by type of news; that is a very useful service in the business world. None of this requires any single new thing that we all have to buy into – and no complicated new identity standard. It will just build on APIs and RSS and existing services.If LinkedIn becomes a feed and not a destination, the monetization question is the issue. It certainly cannot be CPM, but that’s a weak model anyway. It could be subscription fees. If they really have all my network, would it be worth $10 per month to get that feed? From an ROI point of view that’s pretty easy. If I had no alternative, I would pay.Alternatively they could move into success-based transaction fees. That would be harder to pull off, but could be a multi-billion dollar revenue play.If LinkedIn misses this, tries too hard to be a destination site and does not open up the API in a smart way, some start-up will find a way to beat them by leveraging email systems. We are still in the early stages of this game. Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… bernard lunn A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Asthma drug may thwart Parkinson’s disease

first_img By Mitch LeslieAug. 31, 2017 , 2:00 PM When people with asthma have trouble breathing, they may reach for an inhaler containing salbutamol, a drug that expands the airways. Salbutamol may have another beneficial effect—protecting against Parkinson’s disease. Individuals who inhaled the highest doses of salbutamol were about half as likely to develop the devastating neurological condition as those who didn’t take the drug, a study reveals.“I’m sure it’s going to be a landmark paper,” says neurologist Joseph Jankovic of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, who wasn’t involved in the research.In Parkinson’s disease, gobs of the protein α-synuclein accumulate in certain brain cells and may kill them. Scientists have tried to craft drugs that speed the elimination of the protein or prevent it from clumping. Neurologist and genomicist Clemens Scherzer of Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues decided to try a different strategy. “We wanted to find a drug that could turn down the production of α-synuclein,” he says.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)To identify promising compounds, the team grew human nerve cells in the lab and tested whether more than 1100 medications, vitamins, dietary supplements, and other molecules altered their output of α-synuclein. Three of the drugs that cut the protein’s production, including salbutamol, work by stimulating the b2-adrenoreceptor—a molecule on some body cells that triggers a variety of effects, including relaxing the airways. The researchers found that these drugs appear to alter how tightly the DNA containing the α-synuclein gene coils, and thus whether the gene is active.Salbutamol is one of the world’s most frequently used drugs, and the researchers wondered whether people who took it were less likely to have Parkinson’s disease. “You need to have very large prescription databases with many years of follow-up to do this analysis,” Scherzer says. The researchers found such a database in Norway, which keeps records of all drugs prescribed for each of its 4.6 million residents. The disease was rare. Roughly 0.1% of people who didn’t use the drug developed Parkinson’s disease. The rate among people who used salbutamol was less than 0.04%. After the researchers corrected for factors such as age and education, they determined that Norwegians who had taken salbutamol at least once in their lives were about one-third less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.How much protection salbutamol provided depended on the dosage. Compared with Norwegians who didn’t use the drug, people who took the highest doses between 2004 and 2007 were about half as likely to get the disease in the subsequent 7 years. In contrast, patients who took the lowest doses had only slightly lower odds of developing Parkinson’s disease in that period, the researchers report online today in Science.The results are “fascinating” and “come out of the blue,” says neurologist Anthony Lang of the University of Toronto in Canada. However, he has misgivings about the analysis of the Norwegian data because salbutamol’s influence on α-synuclein appears to be so powerful that it’s surprising we ever see a Parkinson’s patient with asthma, he says. Given that some people do have both diseases, other factors that correlate with salbutamol use might be affecting Parkinson’s disease susceptibility. “We have to take other possible explanations into account,” he says.Researchers aren’t sure about the best way to harness the results to benefit patients. Clinical trials of salbutamol or related drugs are one possibility. However, none of these drugs is optimized to enter the brain, says neuroscientist Andrew West of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. “The drugs that are going to be ideal for targeting [α-synuclein] have yet to be developed.”Scherzer says that any clinical trials are “a few years off.” He notes that 16 recent trials of potential Parkinson’s disease treatments have failed. He and his colleagues don’t want to have No. 17. Asthma drug may thwart Parkinson’s disease Salbutamol, the drug in this girl’s inhaler, can help her breathe easier, but it might also prevent Parkinson’s disease. 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Arellano survives stern test, turns back Perpetual

first_imgMOST READ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ceres silences Roar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano University survived its toughest test yet, climbing back from two sets down to beat University of Perpetual Help, 22-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-5, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs leaned on their trio of Jovielyn Prado, Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha, who combined for 50 points.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Maria Tripoli had 20 points while Cindy Imbo added 19 for the Lady Altas, whose lead over fourth-running San Sebastian in the standings is now just half a game after falling to 4-2.Joyce Sta. Rita set a career-high to lead San Sebastian past Mapua, 25-20, 25-7, 29-31, 25-14, in the other match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “We played so bad in the first two sets so I made adjustments beginning the third set and things started to click,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier in Filipino after steering his squad to its 18th consecutive win dating back to last season.Prado scored 20 points with four blocks while Marzan and Arocha scored 16 and 14 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I just told them to play with heart,” Prado said in Filipino. “The games become more important as the season goes so we have to treat every game like there’s no tomorrow.”After a tough first four sets, defending champion Arellano showed its composure and raced to a 10-1 start in the deciding fifth set. View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

MLS Review: Atlanta christens new home

first_imgMLS MLS Review: Atlanta christens new home in style, Sounders held by Galaxy Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 12:24 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Miguel Almiron Atlanta United Michael Barrios FC Dallas Adam Hagy MLS Atlanta United Columbus Crew v Sporting KC Atlanta United v Dallas Seattle Sounders v LA Galaxy LA Galaxy Sporting KC Columbus Crew Dallas Seattle Sounders The expansion franchise kicked off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a 3-0 victory against FC Dallas on Sunday It was a memorable night for Atlanta United, which celebrated playing in its new stadium with a convincing win over FC Dallas, while the reigning champion Seattle Sounders drew at home against the LA Galaxy.Expansion franchise Atlanta christened Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a 3-0 victory against Dallas on Sunday.Having used Bobby Dodd Stadium temporarily, Atlanta moved to the newly built venue — also home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons — this week and snapped its four-match winless streak in front of a sell-out crowd of 45,314. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez gave Atlanta a 14th-minute lead when he snuck in at the back post and bundled the ball home.The FIRST EVER win in @MBStadium Relive the historic match for #ATLUTD pic.twitter.com/L7FX5GK3gH — Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 10, 2017 It took only a minute into the second half for Atlanta to double its lead after Josef Martinez side-footed past Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.Miguel Almiron rattled the crossbar before teammate Greg Garza made it 3-0 in the 68th minute.Atlanta occupies the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, while Dallas — amid an eight-game winless run — is sixth in the West, only a point ahead of the San Jose Earthquakes.The Sounders, meanwhile, were held to a 1-1 draw by the Galaxy at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.Lamar Neagle’s 85th-minute equalizer cancelled out Gyasi Zardes’ first-half opener as Seattle extended its undefeated streak to 12 matches.Ozzie  Román  Lamar1-1 #SEAvLA pic.twitter.com/cTZMMwLPWz — Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) September 11, 2017 Earlier, Cristian Lobato and Ola Kamara scored as Sporting Kansas City and the Columbus Crew played out a 1-1 draw at Mapfre Stadium.last_img read more

9 months agoCrystal Palace striker Sorloth already off mark for new club Gent

first_imgCrystal Palace striker Sorloth already off mark for new club Gentby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth is already off the mark for new club Gent.Sorloth joined the Belgians on-loan and scored twice in the friendly win over Holstein Kiel.After the 6-1 victory, he told VG: “It’s really good. It’s good to get started this way. It’s nice that the teammates see that I can play football.”I chose Gent because of (coach) Jess (Thorup). He got the best out of me in Denmark. When going for a six-month loan, it is nice to be sure that the coach knows what I stand for.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid, Barcelona target Liverpool boss Klopp AND Van Dijk

first_imgReal Madrid, Barcelona target Liverpool boss Klopp AND Van Dijkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp AND Virgil van Dijk are being linked with a LaLiga move.AS says the German’s success with the Reds has him being discussed inside the boardrooms of Real Madrid and Barcelona.With doubts persisting at Barca over coach Ernesto Valverde and inside Real regarding Zinedine Zidane’s return, it’s been suggested Klopp is emerging as the prime target for both clubs should choose to change.And it’s also claimed, with the LaLiga rivals keen on Van Dijk, their best shot at landing the Dutchman would be hiring Klopp as coach.For his part, Klopp has insisted he’s happy at Anfield and should the time come to part ways he would be taking a break from the game. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photos Stars Attend NKLA Adoption Weekend

first_imgIt was a life-saving 48 hour marathon for the 472 pets who found new homes at the NKLA Adoption Weekend held at La Brea Tar Pits this past Saturday and Sunday.Nick Wheeler of the band All American Rejects attended Best Friends Animal Society’s NKLA Adoption Weekend with girlfriend Cheyenne ConradyCredit/Copyright: BestFriends.orgDixie, a year old dilute Calico from Caring Cats, was adopted by Danielle Sheremetiev of Los Angeles. “I was looking for a kitten, but I fell in love with Dixie’s personality and coloring. She will be a really good fit for my household,” Sheremetiev said. “So many animals need homes. More people need to adopt.”Tomo Milicevic of Thirty Seconds to Mars and award-winning photographer Seth Casteel emceed Best Friends Animal Society’s NKLA Adoption WeekendCredit/Copyright: BestFriends.orgThe popular event, hosted by Best Friends Animal Society as part of its NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) initiative, is one of several Best Friends “Super Adoptions” held nationally throughout the year. By bringing together NKLA coalition partners and passionate animal lovers eager to match shelters pets with loving families, the NKLA Adoption Weekend is a tangible way to save lives.Abbie Kornish attended Best Friend Animal Society’s NKLA Adoption Weekend with her rescue dogs India and SolielCredit/Copyright: BestFriends.org“Everyone at Los Angeles Animal Services is thrilled that we were able to find homes for so many amazing shelter pets,” said Brenda Barnette, LAAS general manager. “Events like NKLA Adoption Weekend are great for letting the community see what fantastic companion animals can be found in local shelters.”Stylist/blogger Sydne Summer and model/television personality Asha Leo onstage with iconic American hero dog LassieCredit/Copyright: BestFriends.orgPets at the NKLA Adoption Weekend came from a variety of local shelters and rescues, including LAAS and Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Mission Hills, as well as NKLA coalition partners such as Border Collies in Need, Boston Buddies, Inc., German Shepherd Rescue Los Angeles, Wags N Walks, Labs and Friends.org, Angel City Pit Bulls, Kitten Rescue and A Cat’s Tale were featured. Adoption fees started at $25 and all pets were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped.The free, family-friendly event featured L.A.’s hottest food trucks, the latest pet-related products and services from sponsors Pet Smart Charities, Natural Balance Pet Food, Banfield Pet Hospital, Mammoth Pet, and Dog For Dog.Celebrity support was also in full force, ranging from musicians like Tomo Milicevic of 30 Seconds To Mars to actors such as teen heartthrob Lou Wegner, who is also the founder of Kids Against Animal Cruelty and award-winning photographer Seth Casteel. Iconic American hero dog Lassie also made an appearance, as did actress Abbie Kornish and musician Nick Wheeler of All American Rejects.Style expert, stylist, host and blogger Sydne Summer was excited to be a part of the festivities. “”Almost every day, I get stopped by someone wanting to know what breed my dog is. I smile and proudly say she’s a rescue,” Summer said. “I think it’s so important for people to know that there are incredible animals up for adoption, like my Pomeranian mix Bunny and her purebred Poodle friend Rosy. I’m just thrilled so many lovable animals found their forever homes this weekend.”Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Best Friends is working collaboratively in Los Angeles with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Los Angeles a no-kill city.As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events such as Strut Your Mutt and NKLA Adoption Weekends, runs both the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center in Mission Hills and the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles, and leads the NKLA initiative.The need for potential pet owners to adopt, not shop, for their four-legged family member is crucial, according to Marc Peralta, executive director of Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles.“The sad truth is that 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in U.S. shelters every day. Best Friends Animal Society believes that number should be zero,” Peralta said. “Watching the animal lovers of L.A. come together to put on the city’s biggest adoption event is truly incredible. It’s only by working together that we will Save Them All and turn LA into NKLA.”last_img read more

Gareth Bale misses the EPL but is happy in La Liga

first_imgThe Wales national team footballer misses the English Premier League but he says he enjoys to be playing with “the best team in the world”Welsh footballer Gareth Bale left the English Premier League in 2013 and five years later he says he misses his former competition but is happy at Real Madrid.The winger was playing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 when Real Madrid bought him.He has then played 130 matches with Los Merengues, scoring 73 goals and assisting dozens more.And in an interview with The Daily Mail, when he was asked if he wanted to return to the EPL, he was very honest.“You can say yes and no. You always want to come back and play in your home league and a part of you will always miss home. But I’m enjoying playing for the biggest club in the world and winning trophies,” he said.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.One of the things that have helped him settle down is that Madrid’s boss Julen Lopetegui speaks English.“In Spanish, I can talk [to a manager] but maybe not go into that amount of detail with them that I would need to,” he answered.“We can be even better again. Another start and another challenge. We’re ready for it.”Tough game in Bilbao. We go again on Wednesday. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/oZIpkJcKA6— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 15, 2018last_img read more

Cabinet approves draft Broadcast Bill

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina is presiding over the cabinet meeting at the secretariat on Monday. Photo: PIDThe cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft Broadcast Bill 2018 with a provision to form a seven-member Broadcast Commission to provide licences to broadcast media, including online ones and to bring those under discipline, reports UNB.The approval came at the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the secretariat with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.The cabinet also approved the draft of Mass Media Employees (Services Conditions) Bill 2018 in principle with a provision to constitute wage board for journalists and employees of all media houses, including electronic ones.As per the Broadcast Bill, a five-member search committee will place its report before the president to form the seven-member Broadcast Commission, said cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while briefing reporters after the meeting.He said the president will appoint members of the commission, including a chairman and with at least a female member.”The Broadcast Bill 2018 is a new one which was framed following consultations with all stakeholders. The Bill has been placed (in the cabinet) to bring the broadcast media, including online one, under discipline,” said the cabinet secretary.The Broadcast Commission will have the authority to provide licences to broadcast media and revoke those. But the commission will have to take prior permission from the government in case of providing any licence in this regard.As per the Bill, the commission will have to dispose of any complaint to be lodged against any media house within 30 days after receiving it.It will have the authority to suspend or revoke the licence of any broadcast media on seven grounds.About the Mass Media Employees (Services Conditions) Bill 2018, Shafiul Alam said the wage board will be applicable for journalists and employees of all the media outlets, including print and electronic, as per the Bill.According to the Bill, the working hours for media employees will be 36 hours in a week instead of 48 hours, while the casual leave will be 15 days instead of 10 days and the earned leave will be 100 days instead of 60 days annually, he said.Besides, the festival leave will be 10 days in a year, recreation leave will be one month after every three years, and the maternity leave will be six months in place of the existing eight weeks.If anyone or organisation violates the provisions of the Bill, s/he will be fined Tk 50,000-Tk 500,000 lakh, the cabinet secretary said.last_img read more