Set to make a comeback next season, tainted teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals might be allowed to retain players who played for Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions in the last two years, going by a proposal floated by the IPL Governing Council.The move, if agreed upon by franchises during next month’s workshop, will pave the way for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s much-anticipated return to the Chennai Super Kings.”We are going to propose minimum 3 retentions – 1 Indian and 2 foreigners. The players, who played for Pune and Gujarat in last two years can be retained by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. We will place it in front of owners during workshop next month,” an IPL GC member told PTI after the meeting.The proposal if accepted will mean that Dhoni, who played for Pune Supergiant in the last two editions, will be automatically retained by CSK. Ditto for Suresh Raina or Ravindra Jadeja, who played for Gujarat Lions.When IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla was contacted, he said that total retentions including Right To Match could be anything between three to five, depending upon what majority of the franchises agree.It was also learnt that majority of the franchises want an increase in salary purse from Rs 60 crore to Rs 75 crore while a few want it to be Rs 80 crore.”Most of the franchises want the salary purse to Rs 75 crore. I guess it would be done,” the official said.
“Greek Freak” Scores 27, Bucks Hold off Cavaliers 119-116“Greek Freak” Scores 27, Bucks Hold off Cavaliers 119-116
RICH ROVITO, Associated PressMILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have blown big fourth-quarter leads far too many times this season, leading to disheartening losses.The Bucks wasted another sizeable advantage in the final period Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but fought back this time to capture a 119-116 win.“It was a big step for our team. It shows maturity,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led the Bucks with 27 points. “Usually, in a situation like that, we give the game away.”Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points for Milwaukee, which ended a five-game losing streak to Cleveland. Khris Middleton had 18 points and 10 assists, and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 16 points.“We kind of bent but we didn’t break,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “Giannis made plays down the stretch. We stayed together. We are playing against one of the best teams in the world.”LeBron James scored 39 points for Cleveland, which lost for just the second time in its last 20 games. James had seven assists but grabbed just one rebound in the waning seconds. Kevin Love finished with 21 points.After a slow start, the Bucks got to the Cavaliers for 39 second-quarter points. Milwaukee cracked the 100-point barrier early in the fourth, but then stalled.Milwaukee led 103-83 when Cleveland launched a furious comeback with James on the bench. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Dwyane Wade put the Cavaliers up 107-105, capping a 24-3 run and giving the visitors their first lead since the second quarter.“Obviously, tonight (Wade) showed what he’s capable of still doing,” James said. “It’s a luxury having a guy like that coming off the bench.”A 3-pointer by Brogdon put the Bucks back in front with 3:38 remaining. A traditional three-point play by James put the Cavaliers ahead 113-112 with about two minutes left.Tony Snell responded with a 3-pointer for Milwaukee with 58.9 seconds remaining. After a Cleveland miss, Antetokounmpo grabbed a loose ball, hit a short shot and was fouled. His free throw gave the Bucks a 117-113 lead with 5.9 seconds to go.Wade finished with 14 points for Cleveland, and Jeff Green had 13.Milwaukee took its first lead early in the second quarter at 41-40 with Love and James on the bench. The Bucks remained hot even after the duo returned and at one point extended their advantage to 14. They led 69-58 at the half, sparked by 17 points from Middleton, who had a four-point play, as well as a 14-2 advantage in fast-break points.UNTIMELY FOULSKyle Korver fouled Antetokounmpo as he attempted a desperation 3-pointer at the end of the first quarter. Antetokounmpo made all three free throws to pull Milwaukee within four points. Wade fouled Antetokounmpo with less than one second left in the third. He sank both free throws to give the Bucks a 15-point lead.BYE-BYE BRADLEY CENTER?Barring a playoff matchup, Wade likely played his last game at the Bradley Center, where he starred for Marquette, which shares the facility with the Bucks. The teams will move into a new arena next season.“I’ve had a lot of amazing moments here,” Wade said. “Every time I come here and look up and see that jersey up there in the rafters, I definitely know I did something special in this city and this arena. If this was the last game, I need a piece of this building because it’s very special to me and to my basketball career.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Wade was 5 for 10 from the field after sitting out Sunday night’s game against Washington to rest. “Something with his knee has been going on, and if he needs to take off, then we understand that,” coach Tyronn Lue said. … The Cavs scored at least 100 points for the 25th straight game.Bucks: Jabari Parker, who is recovering from ACL surgery on his left knee, practiced with Milwaukee’s G League affiliate for the second consecutive day. Parker, who also tore his left ACL in December 2014, is not expected to be back on the court for the Bucks until February. … Matthew Dellavedova, who missed 15 consecutive games with left knee tendinitis, returned to the active roster, as did Snell (left patellar tendinitis) and Jason Terry (left calf strain). … G Sean Kilpatrick, signed to a two-way contract on Monday, dressed for the game. Kilpatrick appeared in 16 games for Brooklyn before being waived on Dec. 7.UP NEXTCavaliers: At home against Chicago on Thursday night. Cleveland won the first two games of the season series.Bucks: Host Charlotte on Friday night before playing the Hornets on the road on Saturday.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Former Nike executives sue over discrimination, sexual harassmentFormer Nike executives sue over discrimination, sexual harassment
Washington, Aug 10 (AFP) Former US executives of Nike are suing the company on grounds that it failed to pay and promote women at the same rate as men and ignored widespread sexual harassment.The 40-page court document filed in Nike’s home state of Oregon details the experiences of several senior executives who worked for the sporting goods manufacturer for many years, and are asking other women to join the class action suit.The suit names former Nike brand president Trevor Edwards and former head of human resources David Ayre for creating and tolerating what the suit calls a hostile workplace for women.Edwards, who was in line to lead the company, was forced out in March after myriad reports of harassment against female employees came to light.In the new scrutiny created by the #MeToo movement, about a dozen other executives were dismissed afterward as the company tried to get a handle on the scandal.But the suit also documents widespread allegations of pay discrimination against women employees who say they received lower pay than men for the same work.”At Nike, the numbers tell a story of a company where women are devalued and demeaned,” the lawsuit alleges. “For many women at Nike, the company hierarchy is an unclimbable pyramid.” “Nike judges women more harshly than men, which means lower salaries, smaller bonuses, and fewer stock options.” The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Kelly Cahill, who worked for Nike for four years as a director, and Sara Johnston, who was there for nine years, filed the complaint and several other women have joined the lawsuit. AFP NSANSAadvertisement
Laver Cup: Kyle Edmund gives Team Europe 2-0 lead over Team WorldLaver Cup: Kyle Edmund gives Team Europe 2-0 lead over Team World
Britain’s Kyle Edmund regained command in a tiebreaker and beat American Jack Sock on Friday as Team Europe took a 2-0 lead in the Laver Cup.Edmund’s 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 victory followed Grigor Dimitrov’s 6-1, 6-4 win over Frances Tiafoe of Team World in the opener at the United Center.Edmund broke Sock’s service to capture the first set 6-4. Sock, who came out to warm up wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey over his shirt, fought back and broke Edmund to go up 6-5 in the second set before serving it out as the crowd came alive.Edmund then raced to a 7-2 lead in the 10-point tiebreaker that is used in the Laver Cup when the first two sets are split.Sock was to play doubles later Friday with Kevin Anderson against the Team Europe star pairing of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.Dimitrov had 13 winners and two service breaks to win the first set 6-1, finishing it off with one of his five opening-set aces.Tiafoe was a late replacement for Juan Martin del Potro on Team World. The 20-year-old American played for in the Davis Cup semifinals last weekend in Croatia, losing the deciding match in five sets to Borna Coric.He played much tougher in the second set Friday against Dimitrov, getting a service break for 4-4 before Dimitrov broke back and served out the victory in a match that featured extended baseline rallies.(With AP inputs)
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik decide name of their baby boySania Mirza and Shoaib Malik decide name of their baby boy
Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoib Malik, who were blessed with a son on Tuesday morning, have named the little one Izhaan Mirza-Malik.The first name means God’s gift, as the parents feel that he is truly one.Sania delivered the baby in Rainbow Hospital here under the guidance of Praneeti Reddy.READ – Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik blessed with a baby boyShoaib broke the news on social media, tweeting: “Excited to announce: It’s a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled.”Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalikShoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018Saina’ sister too posted a photo on Instagram to congratulate the couple. Sania married Shoaib in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010.Sania at the ‘Goa Fest 2018’ earlier this year had said that their child would keep surnames of both of them.”Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza-Malik as a surname and not just Malik. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,” Sania had said.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)
WC Qualification Europe Germany lose Khedira, Gnabry to injuries Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 00:33 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bongarts WC Qualification Europe Germany Czech Republic v Germany Germany v Norway Czech Republic Norway Juventus Hoffenheim The duo will miss Friday’s World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic due to injury Germany will be without midfielder Sami Khedira for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic.The Juventus man is believed to have suffered a knee injury and will not be risked for the meeting in Prague.Germany -1 23/20 with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘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 Germany hope to have the 30-year-old available for Monday’s game against Norway, so he will remain with the squad.The news comes after winger Serge Gnabry was forced to withdraw from Joachim Low’s plans as a result of an ankle ligament problem.The 22-year-old, on loan at Hoffenheim from Bayern Munich, will not be fit for either match and returned home from the team hotel in Stuttgart on Tuesday.Germany sit top of Group C with four games left to play, having won each of their six encounters so far.
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Benitez warns Newcastle: We must buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says it’s critical they have a busy January market.The Magpies are about to narrow down their shortlist and have checked out players like Ritsu Doan of Groningen and Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron ahead of the winter trading period.Benitez said: “They (the current team) are doing well but you can still improve on little things.”Against Huddersfield was very clear, with a couple of little details we would have had more chances.”Credit to the players they are doing a fantastic job.”But still we have to improve and if we can have people coming in even better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Update 2: Tianjin Port Disaster Claims 112 Lives, 95 Missing Rescue crews have found 112 bodies, with 95 people still missing, 85 of whom are firefighters, after two huge explosions leveled parts of the industrial area of China’s Port of Tianjin where dangerous chemicals and goods are stored late Wednesday night, Xinhua news agency reports…. Read more The twenty-four crew members of the Panamanian-flagged bulker Focomar have been rescued after taking refuge on a small island west of Socotra a few days earlier…. Read more Drewry: Cosco, CSCL Merger Could Have Ripple Effect on Container Shipping China is said to be planning to merge is two container shipping majors China Cosco and CSCL within efforts to consolidate state owned enterprises, which is likely to cause a domino effect on existing carrier alliances… Read more World Maritime News Staff Drama on Board Liberian-Flagged Cargo Ship A dramatic incident was reported on board a Liberian flagged-cargo ship yesterday while sailing off Sesimbra, Portugal after one of its crew members … Read more Stranded Focomar Crew Safe and Sound Korean Bulker Crew Forced to Work without Food and Pay The crew of a Korean bulk carrier in Mackay, Queensland, Australia, has been denied basic rights such as access to food and has been forced to work without pay… Read more
Deputy Minister Announced for Department of HealthDeputy Minister Announced for Department of Health
Kevin McNamara has been appointed deputy minister of Health, Premier Darrell Dexter announced today, Dec. 7. Mr. McNamara is the former chief executive officer of the South Shore District Health Authority and has been acting deputy minister of the Department of Health since July. “I want to offer my congratulations and best wishes to Mr. McNamara on his permanent appointment,” said Premier Dexter. “Over the past five months, Mr. McNamara has demonstrated the skills and experience to lead the department through the changes needed to keep the health system sustainable for Nova Scotia families.” Mr. McNamara previously served as deputy minister for the Department of Environment and Labour and vice-president of human resources for the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. He is an active community volunteer and the chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Committee on Organ and Tissue Donation. He also sits on a number of health-related committees. The appointment is effective Dec. 21.
Actorcomedian Andrew Phung accuses Toronto police officer of racist commentActorcomedian Andrew Phung accuses Toronto police officer of racist comment
TORONTO – A comedian and actor said a racist incident he saw on the streets of Toronto on Saturday was not representative of the Canada he wants to live in.Andrew Phung had dropped his family off at Rogers Centre for a Blue Jays game, parked his car nearby and was walking to the stadium when he says he saw a police officer tell a driver to “go back to your country.”Phung, who stars in the CBC sitcom “Kim’s Convenience,” described the alleged incident in a series of tweets Saturday afternoon and a phone interview Saturday evening. Toronto police said they’re investigating.He said he was waiting to cross the downtown street with a group of about 20 other people when the light changed, and a driver he described as a person of colour hesitated to pull through the intersection.Phung said an on-duty police officer shouted at the driver to proceed, which the person did, but as the officer was walking back toward the sidewalk, Phung said he heard the cop say, “If you can’t drive, go back to your country.”Phung said he responded by shouting, “That’s not cool.”“Two men beside me then said, ‘Nope, totally cool. If you can’t drive, go back to your f—ing country.’ The comedian in me then burst out and then I proceeded to ask them why they thought driving ability equated citizenship in this country.”Phung said he thinks the driver hesitated because the intersection had two sets of lights that were close together, and the other set of lights was red.“I think as a whole we can all agree that we’ve all been confused before in Toronto traffic,” Phung said.“It was just so disappointing to see this coming from a police officer,” said Phung. “They’re the moral backbone of our community, they uphold the law. So when you see a police officer doing that, it empowered two other people to join in on that racism.”“We have spent the evening gathering information so we can investigate what happened,” said Mark Pugash, spokesman for Toronto police, on Saturday.
With Ringling Bros. headed to Brooklyn this week, Emmy-winning actor and Brooklyn native Edie Falco is starring in a new PETA video in the hope that her fellow New York City parents will keep their kids far away from the circus.In the video, she says, “I’m a mother. I cannot imagine having my children taken from me and forced to spend the rest of their lives away from everything that matters to them.” Falco’s video reveals how baby elephants—with whom females would have stayed for their entire lives in the wild — used by Ringling Bros. are stretched out, slammed to the ground, shocked with electric prods, and mercilessly beaten with bullhooks to teach them to obey and perform the confusing, unnatural, and physically taxing tricks of a circus routine.“Mother elephants in the circus cannot help their babies, but we can,” concludes Falco. “Never take your children to the circus. Let’s teach our kids to respect and show compassion for all beings—both human and animal.”Ringling Bros. has a long history of violating the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and paid the largest penalty in circus history to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to settle numerous violations of the AWA. PETA documented and reported that Ringling handlers beat and shock elephants to keep them in constant fear of punishment. The USDA is currently investigating Ringling for abuse after an arena worker reported in a sworn affidavit that he witnessed a Ringling employee strike a chained elephant with a bullhook violently, angrily, and excessively.Falco, who has won multiple awards for her starring roles in Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos, is part of a long list of celebrities — including Pink, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cloris Leachman, Demi Moore, and Alec Baldwin — who have joined with PETA to condemn circuses that use elephants.
“It can’t be all that they do,” she Tova says. “It can’t be all that we focus on.”Tova isn’t sure what the next steps are for the actors’ union and other players like TIFF, but all are invited to the table.“We’re inviting our industry partners to a discussion in many ways over the next week or two, and we’ll start figuring out what our objectives are industry-wide, identifying the gaps in the policies,” she says. “We need to educate, and we need to create regulations and protections.”READ MORE The small photo was a symbol of the man’s sizeable stature that now triggers an entirely new reaction as film institutions like TIFF grapple with the disgraced producer’s legacy. The industry faces tough questions. How deeply ingrained is the “casting couch” culture of sexual advances by powerful men? As actress Molly Ringwald put it in a Tuesday New Yorker essay, how many “Other Harveys” are there?Theresa Tova, president of ACTRA’s Toronto chapter, says removing the photo is just the beginning of the conversation. Login/Register With: Advertisement Up until this week, Harvey Weinstein’s double-chinned mug was still grinning amid a collage of celebrity faces on the walls at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox.He was one of many beaming big shots in the second floor hall-of-fame corridor documenting decades of industry power at the Toronto International Film Festival. The 1993 photo (also featuring Blade Runner star Edward James Olmos) was plastered on a stretch of wall boasting a who’s who of the ’90s, from Brad Pitt to Kirstie Alley.It’s a decade that marked major growth for TIFF. It was also a decade when many of Weinstein’s alleged assaults, revealed in explosive reports this month, occurred — some at Toronto locations during the festival — and when his former company Miramax Films wielded tremendous influence in Hollywood. Advertisement Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement
Investments Green Bonds Have a Bright Future in MoroccoInvestments Green Bonds Have a Bright Future in Morocco
Casablanca — Youssef Rouissi, Deputy Director of Corporate and Investment Banking at Attijariwafa Bank, says green bonds have great potential in Morocco.Youssef Rouissi, Deputy Director of Corporate and Investment Banking at Attijariwafa BankGreen bonds, a newer term in the banking industry, are bonds created to fund environment or climate-related projects. Investors who want to diversify their investments will see great potential in green bonds. This new asset classification also has the benefit of helping the country in its energy transition. In a November 15 L’Economiste, Attijariwafa Bank Deputy Director of Corporate and Investment Banking Youssef Rouissi explains why these bonds could be important for the future of the country.In reference to the Green Bond guide recently released by the AMMC (the Moroccan Financial Market Authority), Rouissi believes that it will allow investors and issuers to benefit from a precise and detailed approach. The guide offers information about requirements and best practices and clarifies stakeholder roles. Prior to any issue, says Rouse, all green bonds must be certified by internationally recognized organizations. The certification is important in order to prove the project’s legitimacy and its environmental impact. In addition to a financial and profitability assessment, “donors make an accurate and detailed assessment of the environmental aspects of the green projects they fund,” Rouissi told L’Economiste.As Morocco moves to more sustainable energy sources, we can expect to see green bonds playing a more important role in Moroccan finance and investments.
Opposition leader urges Speaker to summon ParliamentOpposition leader urges Speaker to summon Parliament
Opposition leader R. Sampanthan has urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to summon Parliament forthwith to enable Parliament to perform its functions.President Maithripala Sirisena has already prorogued Parliament till November 16th.
Ohio State mens lacrosse preparing for tests against Syracuse Robert MorrisOhio State mens lacrosse preparing for tests against Syracuse Robert Morris
Out of the frying pan and into the fire is how the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team might be feeling this preseason. After traveling to powerhouse No. 5 Johns Hopkins for a scrimmage last weekend, the team is set to host a doubleheader Saturday against two more nationally respected programs, No. 12 Syracuse and Robert Morris. The upcoming doubleheader and the regular season have seen ramped-up practices for the Buckeyes, which will be looking to test out some fringe first team players in the matchups this weekend. Coach Nick Myers said he is encouraged by the team’s work ethic so far but said he wants to make sure playing time doesn’t go to some of the players’ heads. “Our motto is ‘Don’t count your reps, make your reps count,’” Myers said. “Guys who may not have got as many reps in the Hopkins game … are going to get more of a chance this weekend.” As was the case with a Jan. 20 match against Team Canada, this weekend’s doubleheader at Woody Hayes Athletic Center has sold out. The wealth of support for the team has been noticed in the locker room, too. OSU assistant coach Dave Dobbins said he thinks OSU students’ enthusiasm is going to help motivate the Buckeyes toward their lofty goal of an NCAA Tournament bid. “It’s great to have that support from the local community. It’s exciting for the guys playing in front of a home crowd,” Dobbins said. Some members of the team said they are excited to test their skills against, historically, some of the sport’s best. Senior midfielder Kevin Mack sees the matchups as a chance for the team to find out where they stand before next week’s season opener. “Syracuse is a top 10 program traditionally and Robert Morris always has a potent offense,” Mack said. “It’s just going to be a good test for us.” Like Mack, Myers said he understands even though it’s still the preseason, this match could be a good sample of what this OSU team can do. “It’s still an exhibition, but it’s an outstanding opportunity with Syracuse and Robert Morris, two very different styles of play that will really test us defensively,” Myers said. OSU starts the regular season at home against Detroit on Feb. 9. Dobbins said he can already sense the team’s excitement to start the year. “They’ve handled it well but are looking forward to the end of the preseason,” Dobbins said. “They have to strive for the season but they’ve done a nice job of it.”
US report lists Guyana as major money laundering jurisdiction in 2017US report lists Guyana as major money laundering jurisdiction in 2017
…. says ‘narcotics trafficking, government corruption are the primary sources of laundered funds’The United States’, Department of State, International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), volume two of March 2018 has listed Guyana, among many other countries, as “Major Money Laundering Jurisdictions in 2017.”The report noted that while Guyana has made much progress on the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) front more training, education, and resources are needed in the future.In its 2018 overview of Guyana, the INCSR posited that “narcotics trafficking and government corruption are the primary sources of laundered funds.”Secondary sources the report outlined are “human trafficking, illicit gold mining, contraband, and tax evasion.”According to the US report, ” Guyana is a transit country for South American cocaine destined for Europe, the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Cocaine is concealed in legitimate commodities and smuggled via commercial maritime vessels, air transport, human couriers, or the postal services. Traffickers are attracted to Guyana’s remote airstrips, porous land borders, and weak security infrastructure. Largely unregulated currency exchange houses, used to transfer funds to and from the diaspora, pose a risk to Guyana’s AML regime.”The report listed the major agencies involved in anti-drug and money laundering efforts, such as the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), the Special Organized Crimes Unit (SOCU) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), among others, but noted that they were not effective enough due to “inadequate human resources, insufficient training, and a lack of strong interagency cooperation.” Moreover, the report said that the “business community’s lack of cooperation also hinders Guyana’s AML efforts.” It was outlined that Guyana should continue to provide training to “increase awareness and understanding of AML laws within the judiciary and agencies with investigative authority for financial crimes” while “suspicious activity reporting, wire transfers, and customer due diligence regulations should be strengthened and additional resources given to the FIU and SOCU.”Apart from Guyana, Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Canada, the United Kingdom and United States itself were, among many others, listed as “Major Money Laundering Jurisdictions in 2017.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAML Amendment Bill tabled in National AssemblyJuly 20, 2018In “latest news”US money laundering report names Antigua, BelizeMarch 5, 2014In “Regional”US State Dept report says Guyana still a cocaine transit pointMay 15, 2017In “Business”
“Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin.”I’ve always liked this quote from celebrity Denise McCluggage. It speaks to the need to not stand pat.We evolve. The world evolves. Not evolving means falling way behind. Or worse.So The Columbian went through a few changes this week. We were positioning ourselves for the years ahead, making sure that our expenses meet our revenues.But we also knew going in — even though change is necessary — that not everyone loves the concept.So how’d we do?We made a few mistakes, for sure. On Monday we left out a word puzzle. Not good. And one crossword puzzle was printed too small.On a phone line we set up to help us manage reader comments, the above two issues accounted for many of the calls.We corrected those the next day.But it was the TV listings — our daily grid — that created some of the most intense responses.The way we figured it, if you subscribe to cable or satellite TV, you use the electronic TV grids on your set. No need to look at a newspaper TV grid.Well, we figured wrong.The listing we opted to run was a strange brew of “Twilight Zone”-type channels. And the channels didn’t go from 8 to 9. They went from 8 to 8.1 to 8.4.Who knew what you could get with an old-fashioned antenna!And we heard about it.“Lou, The Columbian. The top management. Please give us back our TV grid the old way. Please, please! I’ll get on my knees.
Home surveillance captures Fort Lauderdale burglaryHome surveillance captures Fort Lauderdale burglary
Home surveillance cameras captured the moment two men burglarized a Fort Lauderdale home.The burglars were greeted by the resident’s two dogs before searching the home. They eventually got away with a few items, including a gun.The robbery took place Sept. 19 at a home located near 18th Avenue and 15th Street.If you have any information on this burglary, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.