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first_imgEddie Jones Gus Poyet Jeffrey Archer Morgan Tsvangirai Roy Hodgson Big Narstie Vadim Krasnoselsky Jeremy Irons E. Boujar Nishani Just hours before the Oxford Student‘s official release of the Oxford Union Trinity 2017 termcard, Cherwell can exclusively bring you the full leaked lineup.Highlights of this term include Daisy Ridley, lead actor in the new Star Wars Trilogy; Roy Hodgson, former England manager; singer M.I.A; television chef Heston Blumenthal; Sherlock actor and writer Mark Gatiss; comedian Ricky Gervais and fashion designer Marc Jacobs.The full list of speakers and some highlights from the debates can be found below.The leak follows the Oxford Student‘s teaser Facebook posts, in which they hinted at the announcement of Judge Judy and Heston Blumenthal.The termcard will likely be received as a significant improvement on last term’s offerings, and sees the scheduling of some speakers who cancelled their appearances in Hilary term.The Oxford Student‘s front page, posted on Twitter with redacted names on Thursday evening:Issue 1 of Trinity Term 2017. Pick up a hard copy of the paper to read the full, unredacted Union term card. #tomorrowspaperstoday #oxstu pic.twitter.com/93tYWE5dqX— The Oxford Student (@TheOxStu) April 20, 2017 Heston Blumenthal OBE Ricky Gervais Tariq Ali Peter Hitchens Sir Derek Jacobi Tony Pulis Daisy Ridley Sally Jewell Dambisa Moyo Judge Judy John Rhys-Davies Marc Jacobs Mark Gatiss M.I.Acenter_img  Debates – Highlights Sérgio Moro Michael Hayden General Raymond Thomas Prof Maurice Obstfield Erik Prince Simon Mann Sir Venki Ramakrishnan Prof Lisa Randall The list: Katie Hopkins Dustin Lance Black Howard Gordon Armando Iannucci Nick Cave Wiley Yeonmi Park David Weir CBE Helen Glover MBE John Cleese David Haye Piers Corbynlast_img read more

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first_imgFlorida is joining 29 other states that are part of an electronic network which is intended to maintain the integrity of voter rolls.According to elections officials, the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) could potentially help local election officials verify existing registration records and detect duplicate registrations to avoid issues at the polls.In making the announcement Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis said that he expects our state to join the program before the 2020 election.He also estimated that between 4 million to 5 million Floridians are not registered to vote. However, DeSantis emphasized that our state would be conducting outreach to register new voters only because it is an ERIC requirement, adding, “People spend big money trying to get voters registered. If it was just as easy to send them a postcard in the mail and fill it out, well, that would make it much easier. And typically you’ve [actually] got to do more outreach than that.”Florida, which currently has more than 13.4 million registered voters, would be the largest member of ERIC.The state’s entry to the program follows the release earlier this year of the Mueller Report, which alleged that Russians hacked electronic voter registration records in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 election.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement bj31wNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsoeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5vzjy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6eWould you ever consider trying this?😱t6xcCan your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework The talented Wriddhiman Saha has proved himself as India’s primary wicketkeeper in Test Cricket since MS Dhoni’s retirement and currently being hailed as one of the best in the world following his comeback, last month. But the 35-year-old suffered yet another setback, as the keeper fractured his right-hand finger during the Pink Ball Test against Bangladesh. And today, Saha underwent a surgery in Mumbai and looks eager to start his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru very soon. Advertisement Yesterday, the BCCI announced that the medical team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and Saha was suggested a surgery for the fixing the fracture.Advertisement “The BCCI Medical Team consulted a hand and wrist specialist and it was suggested that Saha undergoes a surgical fixation of the fracture,” the Board stated in a press release.The keeper from Bengal was off the pitch for a long period with shoulder injury last year and only returned to the team during the Caribbean tour this season; although young Rishabh Pant was selected as the first choice ahead of him.Advertisement But Saha’s patience paid off and he was picked for the South Africa series at home. Since then his form has improved significantly; with some sharp reflexes and anticipation Saha produced some of the best moments of the game.Meanwhile, India received a massive blow before their series against West Indies, as opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of all three T20I matches. The promising Sanju Samson has been called up to replace him while Dhawan on the other hand, suffered a knee injury in Delhi’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy clash versus Maharashtra.Read Also:A Study In Pink: What the Day/Night pink ball test at Eden Gardens means for Test cricket in IndiaAll the records that India broke with innings defeat of Bangladesh in historic Pink test!  Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img11 July 2011Coca-Cola South Africa has opened a new state-of-the-art plant to bottle Valpre Spring Water in Heidelberg, south-east of Johannesburg, introducing the environmentally friendly PlantBottle packaging to the African market for the first time.Selected for its close proximity to markets and distribution sites in the Guateng region, and a similar source water profile as Valpre’s, the new plant will help Coca-Cola meet the needs of the increasing demand for bottled water.“The opening of the new Valpre plant in Heidelberg, and the launch of PlantBottle, supports government’s mandate to create infrastructure, develop skills, increase the number of woman in the workforce and ensure sustainable development,” Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at the launch last week.“It is a notable example of the kind of development that we encourage all South African industries to adopt.”Recyclable PET plasticThe plant will make use of Coca-Cola’s innovative PlantBottle packaging, which has revolutionised the beverage industry as the first-ever recyclable PET plastic beverage bottle, made from up to 30% plant material and is 100% recyclable.PlantBottle packaging has a lighter footprint on the environment due to its reduced dependence on non-renewables such as petroleum.South Africa is only the 10th market to launch the bottle in the world, and the first in Africa.Greening the bottling industrySouth African National Bottled Water Association executive director Charlotte Metcalf said both the plant and new bottle significantly advance the bottling industry’s green strategy.“With the new Heidelberg plant, Valpre will reduce its carbon footprint, lower its water usage ratio, adopt energy efficient lighting and production technologies, and boost its solid waste recovery – all while providing its market with a sustainable product packaged in a bottle that takes a giant step towards using renewable resource,” Metcalf said.The new Valpre plant is undergoing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification – an internationally recognised programme that is the accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.The design of facility maximises recycled materials and makes optimal use of water and solar energy. It has a “zero to landfill” target.Empowering womenIn addition to the environmental aspects of the plant and the new PlantBottle, the Heidelberg plant is run by a team of black women operators.In 2010, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent announced the company’s “5 BY 20” campaign to empower five-million women by 2020. This is one of several programmes in South Africa to meet this challenge.“When we set out in 2009 to build this state-of-the art plant, we did so with the goal of ensuring that the plant reinforced all that The Coca-Cola Company and Valpre Spring Water stand for . unwavering quality and commitment to the sustainability of our environment and communities,” said Coca-Cola South Africa president Bill Egbe.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgAbout 320 teachers in 150 schools in Mpumalanga, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have already received teaching and learning materials during LEAP’s pilot phaseRemote and rural schools are set to benefit from the Learn English Audio Project (LEAP) which aims to help pupils improve their English listening and speaking skills.Hand-picked schools will each receive a solar-powered MP3 player for use in a classroom or language club.The MP3 player comes loaded with over 40 hours of teaching material, teacher guides and lesson plans for Grades R to 4, a book with primary songs and stories, and a set of colourful cartoon story posters.The project, a British Council initiative, was launched by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The British Council is a global cultural exchange organisation.The minister explained that LEAP would assist with developing pupils’ literacy in any language. The children would also get used to hearing English spoken in various accents.“These [listening and speaking] skills become even more important in the acquisition of a second language such as English in the South African context, where English effectively becomes the medium of instruction from Grade 4 onwards,” said Motshekga.She added that LEAP had the potential to address these often neglected skills to help “embed the building blocks of early literacy”.Motshekga said she had personally struggled to understand English spoken by white people after completing her matric.“I relied on reading to pass my modules. I had to tune my hearing to understand the accent. Sometimes that is what accounts for the failure of many first year students at universities,” she said.About 320 teachers in 150 schools in Mpumalanga, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have already received teaching and learning materials during LEAP’s pilot phase.PRIORITISING LITERACYMotshekga said improving literacy skills was an important priority for the government.She said, “We believe that this project will also cover the tasks outlined for education in the National Development Plan, which talks to forming partnerships to improve education quality and outcomes.”She said the ministry had signed a declaration with the British Council in January this year.THE LEAP PROJECTThe teaching and learning audio material will not deviate from the current national curriculum, as it is linked to it, Motshekga said.“To complement the training package, teachers receive a training video, lesson plans and posters, and an extra SD card containing all the materials, so that they can access the materials on their cell phones, thus facilitating lesson planning at any time and location,” she added. Teachers will be trained to use the MP3 players effectively.The British Council country director for South Africa, Colm McGivern, said the council partnered with the department to promote quality education.“This is a long-term strategic partnership with the department. We signed a five-year partnership agreement, through which we aim to improve learning of all languages in South Africa.”He said the council has already received positive feedback from the project’s many beneficiaries.McGivern said monitoring and evaluation processes would be put in place for the council to measure the tangible benefits for teachers and pupils in time.“By the end of our five-year partnership, we will ensure that we help the Department of Basic Education train all 400 000 teachers in South Africa in the better use of the material to improve the learning of all languages in the country,” he said.About 7000 solar-powered MP3 players have been distributed into nine sub-Saharan countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, South Sudan, Senegal and Ethiopia.From: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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first_imgThings, however, have changed this Season 80 in the UAAP with the fifth year Tamaraw thrust into the role of FEU’s go-to offensive weapon.While his numbers have seen a significant rise, the transition hasn’t been drastic after all for Dennison.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was already practicing as the go-to-guy even in the offseason, I was practicing my offensive game because I can’t just be a defensive guy anymore,” said Dennison in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.For the first two games, Dennison has been FEU’s leading scorer averaging 18.5 points on an impressive 62.96 percent shooting. LATEST STORIES View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duterte hands out cash incentives to 2017 SEA Games medalists Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor most of his career in the UAAP, Ron Dennison had been either a benchwarmer or a glue guy.Dennison was never the person to carry the offense for Far Eastern University as he only averaged 2.1 points per game average in his first four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT His 21-point game against La Salle was also a career-high.Dennison said he wasn’t surprised that he has been putting up gaudy numbers in the offensive end while retaining his defensive duties because he prepared for that in the off-season.“I was ready that I would become one of the team’s main scorers,” said Dennison, whos also averaging 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. “That was already my mindset starting last semester. My defense is always there, that should always be there because I always give my energy when I’m on the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s hard waiting for tennis action to begin on the lush green lawns of SW19 in London.On a day when rain kept players indoors for hours at a stretch, it was a delight when the sun appeared to warm the cockles of tennis lovers.Once the Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna stepped on court, it was good news for the Indian fans who had waited all day long.But there was something very edgy when the Indians played against wild cards Julien Bennetteau and Richard Gasquet from France and eventually lost 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles second round.In doubles, it is the scratch pair which creates surprises and lends a touch of unpredictability to the action.On Tuesday when the sun played hide and seek, it was symbolic that the 38-year-old Mahesh Bhupathi played his last match at the Olympics.Unable to strike a rhythm with partner Bopanna, the two came short in terms of stroke production and chemistry on grass.Considering the war of words and ugly email exchanges between the two players and the All India Tennis Association, this loss will hurt.It has been a sad dream for him, unable to win a medal at the Olympics in five appearances, four of which were with Leander Paes starting at Atlanta 1996.The truth is, unmindful of the effort he had put in to pair with Bopanna through the year, their results have not been spectacular.No doubt, the two Indians are committed for the 2012 season, but after the US Open, questions will again prop up if these two players will play together next season.advertisementBopanna has a few years of tennis left in him. And maybe on Tuesday, when Mahesh goes to sleep he will miss that chance of not having got to play mixed doubles with Sania MIrza.Longest matchJo-Wilfried Tsonga won a recordbreaking Olympic clash against Milos Raonic as the French fifth seed outlasted the Canadian 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round.After the pair split the first two sets on Court One, they became embroiled in a gruelling decider that lasted 179 minutes and wrote their names in the Olympic history books.Venus Williams reached the third round on Tuesday by beating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-3.Britain’s Andy Murray progressed when the world number four defeated Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic fired a warning to his Olympic rivals as the world number two crushed three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1.last_img read more

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first_imgMumbai, Sep 9 (PTI) In his over a decade long career Kabir Khan has tried his hands in various genres, ranging from spy-action thrillers to human dramas, and the director says he makes sure to be experimental with his choices as he does not want to be in a “comfortable space”.The filmmaker says he does not want to play safe as a story-teller.”For me the point is not to earn money and be safe. To remain safe and make safe films and be successful that can be a boring way of living life. I believe in taking risks some films work, some don’t.”If I think this is what I am good at, then the journey is over for me. I hope till the end of my career I will be trying to discover myself and see what excites me and what are the different things I can do. I never want to reach a comfortable space,” Kabir told PTI in an interview.After delivering back-to-back blockbusters “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, Kabir’s last two films “Phantom” and “Tubelight” did not do well but that does not stop him from taking risks. “When you are successful you should try different stuff and something that is worthwhile. I feel fortunate that my films are liked by audience.” In his career Kabir has collaborated with popular actors like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham. He believes the advantage of working with stars is that they can give a film wider reach.advertisement”When you work with stars the story tends to go wider. ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ would have done well with a small actor but with Salman Khan on board it will just reach out to more people.. get bigger release.” The director’s next film “83”, featuring Ranveer Singh in the lead, is based on India’s first World Cup win in cricket. “Two years ago I did not imagine I would make a sports film. We all evolve as individuals. I will be pulled towards different ideas and stories at any given point of a time,” he says.Kabir says he got attracted to the story of the 1983 historic win as he felt it was a classic underdog story.”It is more of a human story. We start shooting early next year. All the actors will get trained as they will be representing iconic players.”Apart from Ranveer we have not made any announcements regarding the casting. But we are in talks. There will be actors according to the requirement of the story like, Caribbean and English artistes.”There have also been rumours of Kabir teaming up with Akshay Kumar for a film. Neither confirming nor denying about the meeting, Kabir says, it is natural for directors to talk to lot of actors but right now he is only focusing on “83”.The director was talking on the sidelines of a launch of S Hussain Zaidi’s book “Eleventh Hour”. PTI KKP JUR SHDSHDlast_img read more

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“Everybody thought I was combative, thought I was, you know, being aggressive,” Brown said of what the officers claimed of the incident despite the video showing he was not confrontational. “I get mad every time I watch it, you know, ’cause I was defenseless, pretty much.” The 24-year-old’s lawyer, Mark Thomsen, said his client wants the city of Milwaukee to admit wrongdoing. If not, the case will be fought in court. That Brown may not take the payout should come as no surprise, as Thomsen said it’s about more than money. The settlement offer had been approved on Wednesday by the Common Council in a closed session. Now, the clock is ticking as Brown must decide whether to accept it in 14 days, TMJ4 reported. “I fully anticipate that any settlement that doesn’t include an admission that they violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights will go nowhere,” Thomsen told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We can’t heal in this city without that.” By May 2018, body camera footage of the incident was released. “I think what people overlook and forget is that the city had the video and sat on it,” he told TMJ4. “It was months, and during that time, his name was trashed on the internet.” No charges were filed against Brown, and three officers faced suspensions that ranged from just two days up to 15 days. Remedial professional communications training was ordered for eight other officers, The Associated Press reported. More than a year after Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city and local police over claims he was unlawfully and forcefully arrested, the city has approved a $400,000 settlement offer, but his attorney says that may not spell the end of their battle. The compensation proposal is for a lawsuit Brown filed last June alleging that police stunned him with a Taser outside a local Walgreens on Jan. 26, 2018, when he did not immediately do as told and remove his hands from his pockets. The encounter began with one officer confronting Brown over the athlete illegally parking in an accessible parking space. In the suit, Brown alleged one of the officers involved later mockingly tweeted of the NBA player, “Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol#FearTheDeer.” Brown opened up about the police confrontation on “Good Morning America” last year, saying he “felt like it was unnecessary” that backup officers arrived on the scene. He said he filed a civil suit to “draw attention to it and … be that voice and try to help as many people as I can in this situation.” read more

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first_imgThe Monaco footballer believes the team needs to continue fighting hard to get as far from the relegation zone as possibleFor AS Monaco player Kamil Glik, this is a very important time to get out of the relegation zone in the French Ligue 1.“We won a very important match on the pitch of Amiens but we must continue. We always need points,” he told the club’s official website.“All matches are important especially in this context but it is true that the derby, we can be well prepared mentally. We miss winning at home. We will try to get it Friday.”Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“These are never easy matches, both teams give everything to win and there is a lot of commitment. I will try to recover well to prepare well for this meeting,” he added.“Benoît Badiashile has been with us for a short time, he is a boy who has a lot of talent. He had a very good match in Amiens, as did the whole team.”“We played well defensively. We must try to keep this balance. Everyone gave the effort, from the goalkeeper to the attackers. I hope we will continue in this direction,” he concluded.last_img read more

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