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England’s stodgy passing restricts Vardy as changes disrupt rhythm

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Did the selection backfire?This all seemed rather wasteful. Gareth Southgate’s decision to rest eight players, regardless of the fact Belgium made nine changes themselves, had always risked disrupting rhythm. The manager’s reasoning had apparently been born more of faith in the collective rather than predicting where the tournament would take the team much further down the line. Maybe the anti-climax of defeat will pass quickly. Losing here has thrust England into a favourable half of the draw but only if they quell the considerable threat of Colombia, a side finding their feet, in Moscow on Tuesday. Japan seemed more tempting opposition for a team who have won only two knockout games in the World Cup since 1990. features Read more Topics Share on Messenger Read more World Cup 2018 Share via Email Share on Facebook England 0-1 Belgium: how the World Cup 2018 players rated in Kaliningrad Was this a reality check?Southgate argued not, given qualification was assured and his favoured selection will be fresh and ready to train on Saturday in preparation for the game at Spartak Stadium. He will hope they click back into the old routine swiftly, with this a blip that has been forgotten. Yet the wait goes on for England to defeat a team ranked higher than them at the finals. The last was Argentina in 2002, and the group might have benefited psychologically from defeating even a weakened Belgium lineup. Stones, with heavy strapping on a calf, had appeared a concern, but the plan had always been to rest him for the second period. That is a relief given he was excellent, with one notable block on a Michy Batshuayi shot catching the eye in particular.Are England using Vardy’s strengths?Not all the back-up options seem quite so convincing. For all that it seemed wasteful to leave Harry Kane kicking his heels on the bench, there had been a theory that Jamie Vardy might be the forward to wound Belgium. The Leicester forward could sprint into space between wing-backs and centre-halves and prove potent on the counterattack. The problem here was too much of England’s delivery to him was rather stodgy. His partnership with Marcus Rashford briefly flickered into life but Vardy ended up looking rather forlorn. England did not use him well enough. Share on Pinterest Reuse this content England beaten by Belgium in World Cup and face Colombia in last 16 World Cup Future is bright with Alexander-ArnoldAt least the fifth teenager to feature for England at the World Cup left Kaliningrad with his reputation enhanced. This was Trent Alexander-Arnold’s first competitive start for his country and he did a fine job defensively, scrambling one effort from Marouane Fellaini off the goal-line, and tapping instantly into England’s pass‑and‑move routines. No one on the pitch touched the ball more often in the first half, nor crossed or created more chances in English colours, and his energy was infectious as he galloped eagerly into enemy territory. It is his misfortune that Kieran Trippier, the man he replaced, is such a weapon in England’s armoury with his set-piece delivery, otherwise, at 19, the Liverpool man would be a shoo‑in to this team.Januzaj still has it after allThe days when Adnan Januzaj was considered the bright hope at Manchester United, back when David Moyes was manager and England were even wondering whether he might qualify for them, have seemed distant in recent times. The downturn has taken the 23-year-old through unproductive loan spells at Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland and a permanent switch to Real Sociedad in search of reinvention. Yet here was a reminder of underlying quality. Danny Rose may have obligingly presented the winger with space but the finish that was whipped beyond Jordan Pickford into the far corner was majestic. Now Belgium’s big guns – Lukaku, Hazard, De Bruyne et al – will be refreshed and ready to tear into Japan in Rostov. Belgium Share on LinkedIn Englandlast_img read more

Report: Wolves 4-0 Pyunik (8-0 agg)

first_imgPedro Neto scored on his debut as Wolves brushed Pyunik aside 4-0 at Molineux to secure an 8-0 aggregate victory and a place in the Europa League play-off round.Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were already virtually guaranteed of progression but ensured they moved two games away from the group stage in style, although Serie A side Torino are next up in the competition.Neto’s opening goal for the club came early in the second half and he was quickly involved again, setting up Morgan Gibbs-White. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Ruben Vinagre added Wolves’ third and they completed the scoring in stunning fashion thanks to an acrobatic finish from Diogo Jota.Wolves had established a dominant position in the tie thanks to last week’s 4-0 win at the Republican Stadium, where Raul Jimenez scored twice.Having handed debuts to Jesus Vallejo and Neto in the return fixture, they almost took an early lead when the latter fired wide from outside the box, while Patrick Cutrone wasted two chances before half-time.Andrija Dragojevic stayed big to deny Gibbs-White after the restart but Neto struck the opener from close range in the 54th minute, tucking in a Cutrone cross.Cutrone > Neto >  pic.twitter.com/bEKqmx9n25— Wolves (@Wolves) August 15, 2019Confidence was then flowing for the 19-year-old as he darted into space on the left and put the ball on a plate for the arriving Gibbs-White to net his first senior goal.Pyunik were cut open on the right flank again in the 64th minute when Adama Traore set up Vinagre for his second Europa League strike of the season.The pick of the goals was still to come with three minutes left, however, a fine team move seeing Wolves find Jimenez in space and his scooped pass over the Pyunik defence was met by Jota’s wonderful overhead kick.Torino will likely provide a far sterner test, but Wolves continue to enjoy their first taste of European football since the 1980-81 campaign.last_img read more

R Ashwin on return to Chepauk: Playing in front of Chennai crowd always special

first_imgR Ashwin on return to Chepauk: Playing in front of Chennai crowd always specialR Ashwin will lead Kings XI Punjab against his former franchise Chennai Super Kings in his hometown in an Indian Premier League clash on Saturday. Ashwin’s men have made a strong start to IPL 2019, collecting six points from a possible eightadvertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 21:50 IST IPL 2019: R Ashwin will be leading Kings XI Punjab against Chennai Super Kings in his hometown on Saturday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSR Ashwin will lead KXIP against his former side CSK in Chennai on SaturdayPlaying in front of the Chennai crowd is always special for me: R AshwinKings XI Punjab have made a strong start to IPL 2019, winning three out of their first four matchesKings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin on Thursday said he is looking forward to taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at his hometown in Chennai in their upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 tie on Saturday.Ashwin, speaking to AajTak, said Chennai is always special to him but insisted that the game against Chennai Super Kings away from home is crucial to him and his Kings XI teammates.Ashwin rose to prominence during his days with Chennai Super Kings. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner played an integral role in CSK’s two IPL title-winning campaigns.However, ahead of IPL 2018, Ashwin was bought by Kings XI Punjab, who named the off-spinner as their captain. Ashwin didn’t have the opportunity to lead KXIP against CSK in Chennai last year as CSK had played six of their seven ‘home’ games in Pune after matches were shifted out of Chepauk due to Cauvery River dispute.”Playing in front of the Chennai crowd is always special for me. I have done some incredible things at my home ground. In fact, I had led CSK to a Super Over against Kings XI long, long time ago in 2010,” Ashwin said.He added: “But look we are all professional cricketers. Today, as of now where we stand is very important. We should look at this from the perspective of how the IPL stands. It’s very important for us to continue what we’ve been doing. Our emphasis, more than anything else, is about enjoying ourselves. Not putting too much pressure on ourselves.advertisement”Yes, it’s a very important game for me. I have always looked forward to coming back and playing in Chepauk.”A chat with our title sponsors, @aajtakFrom dressing room to the newsroom, our players roar wherever they go! #SaddaPunjab #KXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/iMMEsMFdxyKings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 4, 2019Ashwin elated with KXIP bowling effortMeanwhile, Ashwin also lauded his bowlers for holding their nerves in pressure situations in IPL 2019. Kings XI Punjab are on top of the Indian Premier League table with three wins from four matches.Kings XI made a stunning comeback in their 14-run win over Delhi Capitals on April 1 as they picked up the Capitals’ last seven wickets while conceding just eight runs in their defence of a 166-run total.Heaping praise on the likes of Sam Curran and Mohammed Shami, Ashwin added: “I look, I mean, in this format you definitely need a bit of luck. But it’s very easy to throw in the towel when the game gets close but our bowling unit stuck it out. The credit needs to be given to our bowling unit.”That’s one of the reasons why we went hard behind Mohammed Shami. We knew Sam Curran is a combination player for us, we want hard despite people saying a lot of things. We wanted to create a conducive environment where youth and experience together creates a joyful atmosphere.”Also Read | R Ashwin opens up on Mankading row: People will keep giving opinionsAlso Read | James Anderson criticising Mandaking today, he might end up doing it tomorrow: R AshwinAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow R AshwinFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

A look at key events in the investigation and murder trial of

first_imgThe Canadian Press BATTLEFORD, Sask. – A jury is considering whether Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley is guilty in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation.Here is a look at key events in the second-degree murder investigation and trial:Aug. 9, 2016: RCMP receive a phone call from Stanley on his farm near Biggar, Sask. Police arrive and find Boushie dead with a bullet wound to the back of his head. He is lying on the ground near a disabled grey Ford Escape. Stanley, his wife and son are taken into custody. His wife and son are released a short time later.Aug. 10, 2016: RCMP issue a news release saying five people were in a vehicle that drove onto private property. Mounties say words were exchanged in an attempt to get the vehicle to leave before shots were fired. Police say three people from the vehicle were taken into custody as part of a theft investigation but officers still looking for a male youth. Stanley is tested for gunshot residue, photographed and charged with second-degree murder.Aug. 12, 2016: Boushie’s cousin, Eric Meechance, says the group in the SUV was heading home to the Red Pheasant First Nation and had gone to the Stanley farm for help with a flat tire.Aug. 14, 2016: With tensions building, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall issues a Facebook post condemning “racist and hate-filled” comments on social media. “None of us should be jumping to any conclusions about what happened. We should trust the RCMP to do their work,” Wall says.Aug. 18, 2016: Stanley makes an appearance in North Battleford, Sask., court and pleads not guilty. His lawyer asks that Stanley be granted bail. The courtroom is packed with Boushie’s friends and family.Aug. 19, 2016: Stanley is granted bail by a Court of Queen’s Bench justice. His bail is set at $10,000 and includes a number of conditions, including that he stay within 6.4 kilometres of his home and to have no contact with Boushie’s family or any witnesses.Aug. 20, 2016: Mounties warn that some of the comments posted on social media could be criminal.Aug. 24, 2016: A rural councillor, Ben Kautz, resigns after posting that Stanley’s “only mistake was leaving witnesses.” The comment is later removed from a Saskatchewan farm group’s Facebook page and the group is shut down. Kautz’s wife says the post was written in the heat of the moment and her husband regrets it. She says the family has had thousands of dollars worth of tools and gas stolen from their farm in the past.April 3, 2017: Preliminary inquiry begins to determine if there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.April 6, 2017: A judge orders Stanley to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder.Aug. 2, 2017: A trial date is set for Jan. 29, 2018.Nov. 2, 2017: An internal RCMP investigation clears officers who were accused of mistreating Boushie’s family. The family had filed a complaint about how they were treated when they were notified of his death in August 2016. The RCMP report says the complaint was unfounded.Jan. 29, 2018: Jury selection takes place at the Alex Dillabough Centre in Battleford. A jury of seven women and five men is selected from a pool of more than 200 people. Saskatchewan Chief Justice Martel Popescul, in his opening address to jurors, says he expects the public to be well-behaved during the trial.Jan. 30, 2018: The Crown calls its first witnesses.Feb. 2, 2018: The Crown wraps up its case.Feb. 5, 2018: Opening statement from defence. Gerald Stanley called to testify.Feb. 8, 2018: Closing arguments from both sides. The jury begins deliberating at 4 p.m. local time.last_img read more

Condo sales surge pushes Montreal area real estate to best November in

first_imgMONTREAL – The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board says the region set a November record for condominium sales, which helped fueled a 12 per cent increase in overall residential transactions compared with the same month last year.The number of condo sales across the region surged 23 per cent from last year to 1,137 in the month as the suburbs north and south of the Island of Montreal rose by 53 per cent and 33 per cent respectively.Real estate board president Mathieu Cousineau says the oversupply of condos two years ago has now been completely absorbed and there is a seller’s market in some Montreal neighbourhoods.Sales of single family homes in November were 1,807 (eight per cent higher than last year) while plexes with two to five units were up five per cent to 402.With 3,348 residential sales concluded in the month, it was the most active November in eight years.Paul Cardinal of the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards has attributed monthly housing gains this year to strong job creation, consumer confidence, low unemployment and foreign migration.With consumer confidence reaching a 10-year high, he has said people are viewing it as a good time to make a major purchase like a house.November’s growth was led by communities on the south shore of Montreal, which was up 19 per cent, and 13 per cent more sales on the Island of Montreal.The average sales price in Greater Montreal increased six per cent to $387,254 in November.On the Island of Montreal, the average sales price was $496,103, up five per cent from $471,380 a year ago.last_img read more

Morocco Adopts Law to End Military Trial of Civilians

first_imgRabat – Morocco’s government approved a law Friday ending the trial of civilians in military courts, a practice heavily criticised by human rights groups.“Civilians, regardless of who they are or the nature of the offence they committed in times of peace, can in no circumstances be referred to military courts or tried by them,” states the draft law, a copy of which was seen by AFP.It was endorsed on Friday at a cabinet meeting chaired by King Mohammed VI, and must now be voted on in parliament before becoming law. Its approval follows calls by international rights groups to end the practice of trying civilians in military courts, which the king pledged to do when he visited the White House in November, a commitment welcomed by US President Barack Obama.Morocco’s official National Human Rights Council (CNDH) hailed the new law, which it recommended in March last year, as “a major step towards strengthening the rule of law, reforming the judiciary and protecting human rights”.Pressure on Rabat to end military trials for civilians rose after a military court in February last year jailed 25 Sahrawis accused of killing 11 members of the security forces in Western Sahara near Laayoune, the disputed territory’s main city.Nine of the accused were given life sentences.Human Rights Watch said the military tribunal in Rabat rejected defence demands to investigate allegations by the defendants that police had tortured them in pre-trial custody and forced them to sign statements they had not read.The new law also excludes minors from military tribunals and establishes a military court of appeal, while aiming to reinforce the independence of military judges and align the procedures of military tribunals with those of civilian courts.Government spokesman Mustapha Khalfi called the legislation “historic”.He said it was designed to implement the judicial provisions of the new constitution introduced in 2011, by “strengthening the foundations of an independent and specialised judiciary which guarantees rights and freedoms”.last_img read more

Cyprus president praises Greek premier for Macedonia deal

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ president has praised Greece’s prime minister for his “daring and determination” in ending what he called a “needless” clash with Macedonia over its name.Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday after talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the end of the nearly 30-year dispute bolsters regional peace and security and paves the way for closer economic co-operation with Macedonia.Under the deal, Macedonia changes its name to North Macedonia, and Greece drops its objections to the country joining NATO and eventually the European Union. Greece had argued that use of the term Macedonia implied territorial claims on its own northern province of the same name.Tsipras said the agreement strengthens Greece’s credibility within international public opinion and allows Greece to tackle other major issues with the heightened international backing.The Associated Press read more

Nordics win top spots in prestigious French cooking contest

HELSINKI — Nordic nations have swept the top four prizes at the world’s most prestigious culinary competition in France, beating Gallic gourmet chefs at their own game in manifesto of Northern European simplicity and local ingredients.Team Denmark took the gold medal at the biennial Bocuse d’Or competition in the French city of Lyon last week ahead of Sweden, Norway and Finland.Denmark chef Kenneth Toft-Hansen told Danish broadcaster TV2 that he had chosen theme “Flora Danica” for his dishes in reference to their local ingredients, including juniper and wild thyme found along the country’s coasts.In the competition’s grand finale of chef teams from 12 nations, France placed sixth — not having claimed a podium place since 2013 — and the United States ninth.Iceland, another Nordic nation, was 11th after having claimed a bronze medal in 2017.The competition, often considered the Olympic Games of gastronomy, was started in 1987 by the prominent French “Nouvelle Cuisine” chef Paul Bocuse. He died in 2018 at age 91.The Associated Press read more

On Global Day UN expert urges less military spending more investment in

“Every democracy must involve civil society in the process of establishing budgets, and all sectors of society must be consulted to determine what the real priorities of the population are,” Special Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas said in a statement. “Lobbies, including military contractors and other representatives of the military-industrial complex, must not be allowed to hijack these priorities to the detriment of the population’s real needs.”The expert urged world parliaments to implement the will of the people, based on representative opinion polling, and significantly reduce all military expenditures (arms production, military research, military bases abroad, surveillance of private citizens, ‘intelligence’-gathering, or overt and covert military operations). “Tax revenue must be reoriented toward the promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, for research into sustainable sources of energy and for the promotion of sustainable development,” Mr. de Zayas stressed. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, global military spending levels are at an all-time high, reaching a total of $1.75 trillion in 2012, a number that Mr. de Zayas says constitutes “an unconscionable use of resources.” “In a world where millions of human beings live in extreme poverty, die of malnutrition and lack medical care, where pandemics continue to kill, it is imperative to pursue good faith disarmament negotiations and to shift budgets away from weapons production, war-mongering, and surveillance of private persons, and devote available resources to address global challenges including humanitarian relief, environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation, prevention of pandemics, and the development of a green economy,” he said. Mr. de Zayas highlighted that such a shift in States’ spending habits is key to achieving the UN post-2015 development agenda. “I am surprised that in the current context of global socio-economic crisis, few have voiced indignation regarding the disproportionate levels of military spending. The place to exercise austerity is in wasteful military expenditures, not in social protection,” he insisted. The Special Rapporteur urged governments to “considerably reduce funds allocated to the military, not only as a disarmament issue, but also as a potential contributor to social and environmental protection,” and called for “the holding of referenda on this issue worldwide.” Estimating that a 10 per cent annual reduction in military expenditures would be “reasonable,” Mr. de Zayas also encouraged all States to contribute to the UN’s annual Report on Military Expenditures by submitting complete data on national defence budgets.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Cute wild animals are being farmed for Instagram users as RSPCA warns

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. “Sugar gliders live in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. They naturally spend their lives high up in the trees where they glide for 50m or more between branches.”Fennec foxes are native to northern Africa where they are adapted to live in dry desert environments, roaming over large areas and digging burrows during the day to sleep with their family.”While these animals are incredibly cute we would encourage families to appreciate them as beautiful, wild animals and, if they are able to commit the appropriate time and finances, consider rescuing a domestic pet instead. The RSPCA has thousands of pets in our care who are waiting for a loving new home.” However, the RSPCA and other animal experts have warned that these animals do not make suitable pets as they are wild, and can destroy homes and even die of stress when taken out of their natural habitat.Iris Ho,  a senior specialist for Wildlife Program and Policy at Humane Society International, told the Sunday Telegraph: “The trend towards buying ‘instagrammable’ animals such as fennec foxes and sugar gliders is extremely worrying. Homes are simply not appropriate environments for these wild animals. Born Free’s Head of policy Dr Mark Jones added: “Sugar gliders live in parts of Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. The transportation of live animals from these countries for international trade may result in significant suffering and death, so by buying the surviving animals, people are contributing to serious animal suffering.“Sugar gliders are nocturnal and highly social. It’s near impossible to provide them with a suitable environment when keeping them in a house as a pet, a world away from their natural habitat. These animals will suffer considerably as a result.”An RSPCA spokesperson said they are frequently dumped after owners realise they cannot meet their needs.  “Exotic, wild animals such as sugar gliders and foxes do not make suitable pets. They have complex, specific needs which are incredibly difficult to meet in a domestic setting. We do see these sorts of animals coming into RSPCA care as people have taken them on without properly understanding their specialist needs having seen them on social media and online. Sugar gliders are popular on Instagram “Purchasing them as pets also fuels the exotic pet trade which rips animals from the wild or breeds them in facilities for commercial profits akin to cruel puppy mills. For every fennec fox or sugar glider purchased in the UK many more have suffered and died in transit, in breeding facilities or from stress or poor treatment when captured in the wild.  Instagram shows a filtered snapshot, and not the immense time, effort and resources it takes to properly care for these animals, or the suffering they go through when kept as pets”. Sugar gliders are popular on Instagram A baby fennec fox A baby fennec foxCredit:Junko Kimura/Getty Images Wild creatures from rainforests and deserts are being farmed and sold as domestic pets as Instagram users seek ‘cute’ pictures for their social media feeds.Welfare charities have warned exotic animals likes sugar gliders and fennec foxes are not suitable pets and they are often bred in cruel, “puppy farm” conditions. Sugar gliders are small, inquisitive rainforest-dwelling possums with grey fur, pink noses and starry eyes, and there are hundreds of thousands of posts showing them as pets on Instagram.And some see fennec foxes, non-domesticated desert animals with large, pointy ears and a cartoonish face, as an attractive alternative to a dog or a cat. They are also hugely popular on social media.Many websites allow budding pet owners to buy the animals instantly, for as little as £150, with no education about the creatures required before purchase. The Sunday Telegraph has seen online evidence of sugar gliders sold in small hamster cages. read more

Column Tax dodging hurts us all – but especially the poor

first_imgTAX BREAKS AND incentives that support one section of society or one economic sector over another are political choices – and as with any choice, there will always be winners and losers.A report from economic think-tank TASC, commissioned by Christian Aid, concluded that in Ireland the big winners have been those who earn enough to reap the full benefit of the relief in question. The winners are those who have sufficient funds or access to funds to invest in a tax-incentivised scheme. And the winners are those who can afford to pay for professional advice on how to exploit our tax breaks and rates.The losers are the rest of society – those without the means to to avail of tax breaks. The losers are those who are paying more in other taxes such as VAT, to make up the shortfall in revenue foregone through tax breaks. And the losers are those bearing the brunt of public spending cuts to pay for tax breaks – children, the elderly, the sick and vulnerable.But what the report also identifies is that Ireland may be an important conduit country in the mass tax avoidance schemes of multinational companies, resulting in billions being lost to the poorest countries of the world.Multinationals may be shifting profits earned in countries of the global south through a network of subsidiaries to low-tax-rate countries that may well include Ireland. Without getting a fuller breakdown of the activities of multinational companies in each of the countries in which they operate – something they are not currently obliged to do – it is impossible to say with certainty that this is not the case.The OECD acknowledges that every year countries of the global south are losing more money to corporate tax dodging than they receive in aid. Christian Aid put that figure as high as $160billion each year.Ironically, the characteristics that have crippled the Irish economy – light touch regulation, a lack of financial transparency and tax arrangements that are skewed in favour of the wealthy – are the same ones that are allowing some companies to shift billions out of developing countries to the benefit only of stock holders and the accountancy and law firms that advise them.How it’s doneSo just how do they do it? For many decades multinational subsidiaries have been able to sell goods and services to others parts of the parent company based in a different country using a system called transfer pricing. This covers everything from nuclear reactors to cornflakes to management services or insurance. When a company based in a developing country sells goods at deflated prices to a related company elsewhere in the world, or buys goods at inflated prices, money is shifted out of the country. The company can then declare lower profits and pay less tax in that country. With 60 per cent of the world’s trade now taking place within, rather than between, multinationals, there is ample opportunity for this type of abusive transfer pricing to go on.The tax take lost to countries of the global south means even fewer schools, fewer hospitals, weaker government, less money to supplement basic foodstuffs in times of food crisis like we are seeing today – and continued dependence on aid from countries like Ireland.To address this injustice, Christian Aid has been advocating for the introduction of much greater levels of company disclosure, and exchange of information between countries. We have argued that multinational corporations should be obliged to provide a full breakdown of their activities, including profits made and taxes paid, in each of the countries in which they operate. Such information would be invaluable to countries in identifying where possible cases of profit shifting have occurred.We have also been calling for the introduction of automatic information exchange between all jurisdictions, in particular those countries currently seen as tax havens. Finally, the administrative capacity and expertise of developing countries needs to be strengthened so that they can effectively process the additional information that automatic information exchange and country by country reporting would produce.Ireland, as a member state of the EU and the OECD, has a role to play in ensuring that these efforts to promote greater transparency and exchange of information are supported. As a country that has been subject to much international criticism for maintaining a low corporation tax rate, there is perhaps an obligation on us to take a much more proactive role in advocating for the highest levels of corporate disclosure.Sorley McCaughey is a policy and advocacy officer at Christian Aid. For more information, visit the Christian Aid website.last_img read more

Special officer inspects development works

first_imgBhimavaram: Special officer for Bhimavaram Municipality and Joint Collector M Venugopala Reddy inspected various development works in the town on Wednesday. He asked the officials to expedite and complete all works taken up under AMRUT scheme. During the inspection, he questioned the officials over the stagnation of water in drains. He directed them to give top priority to sanitation. The officials should take special care on sanitation in the monsoon. Because of stagnation of water in drains, foul smell emanates besides growth of mosquitoes and spread of diseases. Municipal Commissioner N Amaraiah and engineering officials accompanied the special officer.last_img read more

A Very Stable Genius Trump Responds To Renewed Criticism Of His Mental

first_img Share Manuel Balce Ceneta/APQuestions surrounding President Trump’s temperament intensified this week after excerpts from the book, Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, detailed chaos inside the White HousePresident Trump insisted Saturday that he is “a very stable genius,” following the recent publication of a book that raises questions about his mental state and fitness for office.In series of tweets, Trump claimed that his ability to win the presidency on the first attempt shows he is mentally stable. Some partisans and political observers — primarily, though not exclusively, Democrats and liberals — along with some journalists have criticized Trump’s psychological state, and last year, some prominent mental health professionals released armchair diagnoses of the president.“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump tweeted, noting: “I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star … to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius … and a very stable genius at that!”Questions surrounding Trump’s temperament intensified this week after excerpts from the book, Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, detailed chaos inside the White House and portrayed an inept Trump at the helm.Pulitzer-Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin tells Weekend Edition Saturday that Trump’s “lack of humility” illustrates an issue with temperament.“The ability to control impulses and emotions is a really important part of temperament of any leader, not just a president,” she says. Trump knows “these tweets get him into trouble, and despite everyone saying, ‘Stop,’ he cannot stop.”But some on the right say Trump’s tweets do not indicate he is mentally unstable.“I think the president of the United States has shown he’s very very capable, very very talented,” conservative commentator Ed Martin tells Weekend Edition. “He’s a smart guy and he’s in his right mind and he’s doing a great job from where I sit for the country.”But some mental health professionals disagree. Reports this week also revealed that a group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were briefed by Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee about the president’s fitness for office. Lee warned members of Congress in December that Trump “is unraveling” and “losing his grip on reality.”“We feel that the rush of tweeting is an indication of his falling apart under stress,” Lee told Politico. “Trump is going to get worse and will become uncontainable with the pressures of the presidency.”Lee is the editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, written by 27 psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals, which offers analysis of Trump’s psychological state. The book, and other armchair diagnoses of the president, has faced criticism because of policies by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association that say it is unethical to psychoanalyze public figures from afar.“Many of our greatest politicians have had psychiatric vulnerabilities,” including Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and Abraham Lincoln, says Ken Duckworth, a psychiatrist and medical director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He told NPR in December that these traits didn’t necessarily make them incompetent or unfit for office.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Despite Mediation Efforts Baltimore Charter School Lawsuit Moves Forward

first_imgStudents perform yoga at Tunbridge Public Charter School, one of the 14 schools suing Baltimore City Public Schools over funding. (Courtesy Photo)Several public charter schools filed lawsuits against Baltimore City Public Schools last month, alleging a lack of transparency and equity in the way the system disburses funds. And, though school officials’ withdrawal of a controversial funding proposal and the appointment of former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke as a mediator last week are hopeful signs that a funding agreement can be reached, those legal complaints will move forward, charter officials said.“It is great that the mayor brought Kurt Schmoke in to help mediate these discussions. I do feel hopeful. But we also need to maintain a strong stance because we’re up against a big bureaucracy and that’s a difficult position to be in,” said Bobbi Macdonald, executive director, City Neighbors Foundation, which operates three public charter schools.“The lawsuit continues in order to get the school system to provide a level of transparency for parents to know that funds are going to the classroom and not staying at North Avenue [where BCPS’ headquarters are located],” said Steve Kearney, owner of KO Public Affairs and spokesman for the charter schools suing BCPS.Students perform yoga at Tunbridge Public Charter School, one of the 14 schools suing Baltimore City Public Schools over funding. (Courtesy Photo)On Sept. 10, nine schools—Afya Public Charter School, Brehms Lane Elementary (which was recently approved as an Afya Baltimore school), City Neighbors Charter School, City Neighbors Hamilton, City Neighbors High School, The Green School of Baltimore, Patterson Park Public Charter School, Southwest Baltimore Charter School, and Tunbridge Public Charter School—filed suits against BCPS. Since then, two more schools, KIPP Harmony Academy and KIPP Ujima Village Academy, have joined. In all, the plaintiffs represent a combined student body of 5,177 children.The complaints were the culmination of longstanding disputes since a 2007 Maryland Court of Appeals ruling ordered the school system to equitably fund its 34 charter schools in accordance with the state Charter School Law. Efforts were made to engage theschool system in mediation, charter officials said, but those overtures were rejected.Under the revised funding formula proposed by Schools CEO Gregory Thornton, 26 public charter schools would see a decline in per pupil funds, and 13—including eight of Baltimore’s highest-performing schools—would not be able to purchase books or pay teachers, possibly forcing them to shut their doors, charter officials claim.The funding plan sparked an outcry among parents and supporters of the city’s charter schools, prompting a rally, letters to the editor and other signs of protest.At the basis of the contention between charter schools and BCPS’ central administration is “resistance to change,” Macdonald said. “It is difficult for an entrenched system to have a group of activist schools that are pushing for reform.”Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry, D-Dist. 4, who introduced a resolution expressing support for public charter schools and calling on Thornton to withdraw the divisive funding proposal, agreed. He pointed to the increasing numbers of public charter schools—which are semi-autonomous in nature—and how that may be reducing the centralization of power at North Avenue.From the 2006-07 through the 2014-15 school years, public charter school enrollment increased from 3,946 to 12,655 – and to approximately 13,700 this year – according to the charter schools.“Of the 10 public schools in my district, four are charter schools. Five years ago, only one was a charter,” Henry, vice chairman of the council’s education committee, said. “As charters increase, the need for central administration decreases. It’s hard for any organism to willingly and easily decrease itself.”School officials, however, have challenged the claims set forth in the lawsuits.In October 2013, Perkins-Cohen said, BCPS created a workgroup of stakeholders, including charter schools, and legal experts, in response to charter schools’ concerns about the funding formula. The group met for two hours every week from October 2013 to June 2014, examining line items such as revenue sources, expenditures, methodology used to arrive at formula, etc.“In mid-June 2014, the charter schools informed us they no longer wanted to participate in the group because it was no longer meeting their needs,” the school official said, adding efforts to re-engage charter schools in the process were rebuffed. “We kept coming back to the same issues where we couldn’t agree on how to treat certain services.”The charter schools have complained that millions of dollars are being retained at central administration for “vaguely defined, expensive ‘services’ that, in many cases, charter schools neither want nor need.”Perkins-Cohen said charter schools are unreasonably demanding a per pupil funding formula based only on revenue and not including the district-wide costs and needs-based services such as health benefits for school retirees, and the costs of educating students with physical and learning disabilities and those who are English language learning and lower-income which would exceed the costs of educating the average general education student.Schmoke, currently the president of the University of Baltimore, has declined to address the pending negotiations.One complication, Perkins-Cohen said, is that funding from state and federal sources, such as Title I and Race to the Top initiatives have been cut.“Resources have gotten tighter,” she said, “and when that happens, people start fighting over the scraps.”Councilman Henry agreed that advocacy needs to be directed elsewhere.“This kind of infighting among ourselves—because this is essentially public schools fighting each other—this is time and energy we ought to be using to fight the real problem, which is that the state hasn’t provided the level of funding to Baltimore City that it should be providing,” the politician said. “If Governor Hogan had not cut millions of dollars out of the budget for Baltimore City education, we literally would not had to have this conversation.”last_img read more

Willia Bland Baltimore Icon of Fashion and Beauty Dies at 92

first_imgWillia Bland, a trailblazer in the field of public health and the founder of the Flair Modeling Studio, which helped develop the self-esteem of young women of color for generations, died Feb. 18 at age 92.Willia Bland, founder of the Flair Studio of Modeling and Dance, was a pioneer of fashion and beauty in Baltimore. (Courtesy Photo)Lottie Willia Bland was born in Chadbourn, N.C., to Addie Suggs and Marion Buck, on May 28, 1925. While they lived in North Carolina, her father, an erudite man who later became a lecturer, worked on the railroad. Her mother was a talented seamstress, who taught Bland and her younger sister Dorothy how to sew. The family moved from North Carolina when Bland was three. According to The Baltimore Times, the family’s move from North Carolina to Baltimore was precipitated by a threat by the Ku Klux Klan, who had planned to attack her father.Influenced by her father, Bland was drawn to language and acting. Her mother’s work as a seamstress sparked an interest in fashion and modeling.Bland enrolled in the Carson Modeling School, the first such school in Baltimore for people of color, and graduated in 1967. Afterward, she pursued her passion for modeling and taught the craft as well.In 1968, Bland established the Flair Modeling Studio during one of the most tumultuous times in the nation’s and Baltimore’s history. For many years, Flair was the only Black modeling agency in Maryland. Initially, classes were held in the living room of Bland’s partner Lucille Barton and then Bland’s basement. A subsequent move took Flair to Mondawmin Mall, where the organization was based for many years, before a final move to its current Catonsville location. Early on, Willia Bland was joined in the business by her daughter, Andrea Bland-Travis.In 1974, Flair expanded to the Flair Studio of Dance and Modeling. The dance studio instructs children, teens and adults in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Pointe and African Dance.Bland is also remembered for her trailblazing career in the public health field. In 1951, Bland broke the segregation barrier at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore, working as a ward secretary in the cardiac research unit, and then as Outpatient Clinics manager. She was later the hospital’s director of volunteer services.As a volunteer at Provident Hospital, where her sister Dorothy studied to be a nurse, Bland created the Provident Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Fashion Show fundraiser, which operated under Bland’s direction for decades.In 1969, she became the first Black person to serve on the Board of the Maryland Association of Hospital Auxiliaries. In 1972, Bland was president of the Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services. From 1974 to 1983 she was the only civilian chosen to serve on the Surgeon General’s Public Health Services staff, eventually becoming its chief and responsible for the implementation of policy at seven hospitals.Bland was laid to rest on Feb. 27. She was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Leighton Mitchner and Jeffrey Craig Bland. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Mitchner Brown and Andrea Bland-Travis; granddaughters, Mona Hanson, Misty Drummond and Willia Noel Montague; great-grandchildren, Michael Antonio Bernal, Maria Bernal, Gemma Mallick, Madison Drummond, Nolan and Harper McCormick, and a host of other family members and friends.last_img read more

Update Truck drivers arrested after protesting on the N3 at Van Reenen

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Read also: Update: Minister condemns the blocking of the N3 at Van ReenenAll the suspects will be detained at various police stations.South African truck drivers were protesting regarding a wage dispute and are demanding that no foreigners be permitted to drive trucks in South Africa.The N3 at Van Reenen’s Pass is still blocked and motorists are urged to delay their trips or use alternate routes.Alternate routes are as follows:R74 – via Oliviershoek PassR34/N11 – Vrede/Newcastle/LadysmithR23 – via Heidelberg/Standerton/Volksrust/LadysmithLaw enforcement officers and emergency services have been deployed to the area.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Reports have come in that some of the truck drivers who were part of the protest today (June 20) on the N3 have been arrested.A well-planned operation resulted in at least a hundred of the protesters being arrested.Landing in a police chopper just after 4pm, a team of officers, led by Acting Provincial General Lucky Mkhwanazi, walked at least 1.5km before pouncing on the men and catching them off-guard.Read initial story: Warning: Protest action on the N3 at Van Reenen’s PassAlso read: Watch: Truck drivers protest on N3 at Van Reenen’s Pass (KZN)The dynamic team of officers waited for dusk before going in.One of the men arrested, who is believed to be the leader, will be charged for incitement of violence.Read also: Must See: Van Reenen’s Pass is closed due to truck protest on the N3Also read: Watch: Member of Parliament on scene at truck drivers’ protest on N3, Van Reenenlast_img read more

All eyes on Belize as another bigname brand comes in with a

first_imgTags: Marriott Interntaional All eyes on Belize as another big-name brand comes in with a new hotel TORONTO — Marriott International has announced plans for a second new luxury resort in Belize, and this one will open with Marriott Hotels’ namesake brand.The 203-key Belize Marriott Ambergris Caye Resort and Residences will offer an upscale experience on Belize’s largest island, known for its world-class scuba diving, fishing, water sports and white sandy beaches.The news comes less than two months after another Marriott International brand, Autograph Collection Hotels, announced plans for boutique resort Alaia, set to open on Ambergris Caye in 2020.“We are thrilled to bring the Marriott Hotels’ brand to Ambergris Caye, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful island destinations with famed access to the Belize Barrier Reef and dive sites,” said Michael K. Cobb, Chairman and CEO of ECI Development, speaking about the new plans for the Belize Marriott Ambergris Caye Resort and Residences.The new hotel, along with the Marriott Hotels-branded residential component, will fuse old-world British charm and modern amenities while keeping an eye towards the heritage and history of Belize, he added.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upResort guests will have access to restaurants, a rooftop lounge, conference and event space, a spa, fitness centre and retail outlets. Amenities will also include a dive shop to cater to the island’s many visitors who come to explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere and a UNESCO World Heritage designated site.“As Belize emerges as a top tourist and business destination, the Belize Marriott Ambergris Caye Resort and Residences will contribute to the positive evolution of one of the jewels of the country,” added Cobb. “After 20-plus years of sustainable development in the region, we view this opportunity as a meaningful way to serve tourists now coming to Belize.”Marriott International isn’t the only big-name hotel company going big in little Belize. Belize’s first luxury resort from a global brand, Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio – A Collection By Hilton, opened its doors in December 2017.Meanwhile Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is already at work on Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize. The luxury retreat on Belize’s island of Caye Chapel will include 100 guest rooms and suites. Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Friday, April 20, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Iraq arts fest more words less song and dance

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressBABYLON, Iraq (AP) – Poetry has returned to the Triangle of Death. But dancing and singing are being left behind.In this dusty southern community, home to the renowned archaeological site of Babylon and ravaged by modern-day sectarian fighting, Iraqi officials are trying to bring back normalcy by reviving a spring cultural festival that drew hundreds of thousands of people in its heyday.But in a country where few topics are untouched by sectarian or political tensions as the new democracy grapples with an uncertain future, even the past week’s feel-good festival of books, paintings and poetry readings is beset by controversy. Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Sponsored Stories Ali al-Shallah, a Shiite legislator overseeing the event from Hillah, rejected the widely held belief that religious hard-liners killed the fun. He said the intent was to contrast it from those held by Iraq’s ousted, hanged dictator.“During Saddam’s time, the Babylon festival and its singing and dancing shows were designed to serve the political and propaganda agendas of the regime. That is over,” he said.“Right from the beginning, the plan was to hold a cultural and intellectual festival that is totally different from the typical image in people’s minds about the Babylon festival,” he said.After the 2003 invasion of Iraq and Saddam’s ouster, the region around Babylon and Hillah was so notorious for sectarian violence it was called the Triangle of Death. The triangle actually refers to three mostly Sunni cities just north of Hillah that were controlled by al-Qaida during the darkest days of the war. But Hillah, mostly Shiite and just a half-hour’s drive away, was a prime target.Even now deadly bombings are common, and in February, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that al-Qaida was still active here.In 2010, after security improved, Mansour al-Manie, deputy chairman of the provincial council, tried to revive the festival but got a lukewarm public response, he said, “because of the religious pressures.” How men can have a healthy 2019center_img What’s missing are the traditional singing and dancing acts of past festivals. The intent, say organizers, is to distinguish the reborn Babylon festival from its Saddam Hussein-era ancestors. But it also seems to reflect the distaste of a recently empowered religious establishment for public singing and dancing.Many Iraqis wistfully recall the festivals of yore, and the excitement and sheer fun of the music. But this year, cabdriver Thamir Hassan finds the event stodgy and elitist.“Ordinary people like me tried to seek joy and happiness in the festival activities, but we found only artists and intellectuals talking about things that are related to themselves only,” said Hassan, 32, from Hillah, one of the towns hosting the festival.“It’s a total failure,” he complained. “The ordinary people are tired by the hardships of life, and they want a break, and they do not want to see poets and artists discussing their work.”Under Saddam, the festival would headline famous singers and dancers from Iraq and across the Arab world, Russia and Europe. Poetry readings and arts exhibits also were offered, but live song and dance were the main attraction. “This festival is a successful one because it shows that Iraq is still a cultural center,” said Mohammed Abdul-Hussein, a 35-year-old teacher who attended a lecture on Iraq’s ancient civilizations. He said it “deals with educational and intellectual activities _ away from the atmosphere of noisy songs and immoral dancing.”___Associated Press Writers Bushra Juhi in Babylon and Sameer N. Yacoub in Baghdad contributed to this report. Follow Lara Jakes on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/larajakesAP Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Men’s health affects baby’s health too “Clerics decided the festival (under Saddam) was a violation of religious values,” he said in an interview, “but if we isolate it from the political issue, it is a good thing for Babil,” the province where the festival is held.Some conservative Islamic clerics interpret the Quran as forbidding singing and dancing as a time-wasting frivolity, but all the same it is widely embraced as an important part of Arabic culture.Al-Shallah said live music also is a part of this year’s festival, with a performance by an Iraqi orchestra. Last weekend’s opening ceremony was held in the replica of a Roman amphitheater, one of several such fakes built by Saddam on real Babylon ruins and widely decried by archaeologists.Egyptian poet Ibrahim al-Masri, who read from his verses about the sectarian fighting in Hillah, said several thousand people attended the opening.But most of the events were held several kilometers (miles) away at a gallery on the Hillah River, drawing groups of up to several dozen at a time to view original oil paintings and Islamic calligraphy.For Iraqis, many of whom have endured sanctions and three wars during more than two decades of murderous dictatorship, the festival was a modest but much-needed reminder of their country’s artistic and archaeological heritage. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

4 Dont rush give yourself extra time Allow your

first_img4. Don’t rush, give yourself extra timeAllow yourself plenty of extra time to find the perfect position for the photo. You might need to walk around a tourist attraction or climb a hill to get the perfect vantage point. Consider rising before dawn and being at your destination for first light if you want to get a clear shot at a popular attraction.5. Pack spare gearCheck and double check your bag – you may not be able to buy the right battery/lens/memory card where you’re going. A good lightweight bag is essential to protect your gear and carry your accessories.6. Take a tripodEssential for night shots but also important for timer or remote-control based shots so you can be in the photo. Gorilla tripods can grip onto practically anything and will fit in your bag easily. Memories of your travels will last a lifetime, but great photos are far easier to share with your friends and family. Yet taking great photos requires a little preparation.Packing the right equipment is essential – if nothing else, taking a spare battery could save a lot of frustration if you run out of juice while out in the wild. A few early starts might be in order if you want to snap the very best pictures. Here are our top tips for the travelling photographer.1. Choose a photo-friendly destinationSome places are just more photo-genic than others. Skyscanner and Google Images are your best friends here. Browse to find affordable destinations then use Google Images for that destination to see what photo opportunities exist.Read more: 10 of the world’s most beautiful places: in pictures2. Befriend a local (and learn a little lingo)A good photographer can get great shots even in a location that, at first, appears to lack any shutter candy. You will produce better photos if you get to know the local area and the local people. They can often help you out with great photo opportunities, show you things you would never otherwise see, and often make for great photo subjects themselves. Learn some of the local lingo – great phrases to learn include “May I?”, “Please”, “Excuse me” and “Sorry”. Learn them and previously unavailable photo opportunities will open up.Read more: 7 secrets to learning a language fast3. Time it rightThe levels of light vary greatly according to the time of day (and the weather) and this will affect how and what you capture. Many photographers like the ‘golden’ hour’ (early in the morning or as dusk approaches), so choose your timing wisely. Consider buying postcards of local hotspots and look at the shadows to see when the photos were taken for best results. 8. Get cloud storageYou never know when your gear might get lost, damaged, or stolen so choose a cloud storage platform and upload your photos regularly. That way, you’ll at least have your shots if something goes wrong. Alternatively, a second external hard disk kept in a separate location to everything else will do the job. 7. Travel lightChoose good footwear too as you will need to walk a lot to get the best angle for your photos. Don’t be shy and wear a hat if you’re out in the sun all day.Read more: 15 of the best ever packing tipscenter_img RelatedHow to make money from your holiday photosNeed extra cash to pay for Christmas? Earn from the comfort of your home by simply selling your holiday photos.BlackBerry travel apps – discover free & paid apps with SkyscannerOur pick of the best travel apps out there on BlackBerry… including Skyscanner’s – of course!Ask the Expert: Travel Photographer – Dan MilnerAsk the Expert: Travel Photographer – Dan Milner 9. Start a photo blogSet up tour own travel photo blog to show off your work, build up your portfolio as you go and give focus to your travels. Next stop: National Geographic!Read more: 21 Instagram accounts to follow in 201510. Choose a good bagThe best camera bags carry your camera, a couple of lenses, batteries, your phone, memory cards, your laptop and your tablet with space left over for food and water. If travelling in more risky parts of the world, it helps if your bag doesn’t advertise that you’re carrying expensive SLR gear. Choose wisely and enjoy your travels.This article was written by David Hilditch from Camera Handbags.See more amazing travel photos:8 incredible pictures of Iceland that you won’t believe are realIceland is more than just the Northern Lights. These unbelievable photos prove it!10 most amazing natural wonders of the world: in pictures10 of the world’s top natural beauties in one stunning photo gallery11 spectacular Scottish views: in picturesSo you’ve been to Edinburgh, where to next? Get inspired with these stunning photos from around beautiful Caledonia.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2019 11:11 am PDT TORONTO — Tributes are pouring in for former record label executive Deane Cameron, who in propelling the careers of artists from Anne Murray to Nickelback, helped shape the sound of Canadian music.A spokeswoman for Massey Hall confirmed that Cameron, who headed the non-profit that operates the Toronto cultural institution, died Thursday at age 65.Over his four-decade career, Cameron worked with some of the biggest names in Canadian music, including Serena Ryder, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Stompin’ Tom Connors, the Rankin Family and July Talk.He got his start in the music scene as teenager playing the drums with Tom Cochrane, and rose through the ranks of EMI Music Canada to become the record label’s president and CEO in 1988, serving in the top job for 24 years.Cameron pushed to secure major U.S. record deals for Canadian artists including Corey Hart, Max Webster and Red Rider, and also instrumental in putting support behind international acts such as Coldplay, Kate Bush and Katy Perry in the Canadian market.His championing of homegrown talent earned him the moniker “Captain Canada,” and won Cameron a number of accolades, including the Order of Canada and the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the Junos.Cameron was appointed the president and CEO of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall in 2015.The Canadian Press Deane Cameron, former record label head and Canadian music champion, dies at 65 Deane Cameron poses in this undated handout photo. Tributes are pouring in for former record label executive Deane Cameron, who in propelling the careers of artists from Anne Murray to Nickelback, helped shape the sound of Canadian music. A spokeswoman for Massey Hall confirmed that Cameron, who headed the non-profit that operates the Toronto cultural institution, died Thursday at age 65. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall, Jag Gundu last_img read more