Category: tgzysmefjxqh

Leatherback sea turtle found dead on East Nusa Tenggara’s coast

first_imgA leatherback sea turtle was found dead last week on a coast in Raedewa village, Sabu Raijua regency, East Nusa Tenggara. “The turtle was found by two villagers from Raedewa when they were on their way home from fishing,” Sabu Raijua police chief Sr. Comm. Jack Seubelan said on Wednesday.Jack said the turtle was found on June 28 at around 7 p.m local time. The pair immediately asked other villagers for help to drag the turtle to the shore. They later reported the finding to the Sabu Raijua Marine and Fisheries Agency.On June 29, the villagers helped the agency to bury the dead turtle in Hai Rawi beach.“The turtle was 165 centimeters long,” Jack said as quoted by kompas.com.The leatherback sea turtle — also known as the lute turtle — is the largest of all living sea turtles. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) estimates that there are currently 20,000 to 30,000 nesting females across the world.However, there are only 2,300 adult females remaining in the Pacific Ocean, making the Pacific leatherback the world’s most endangered marine turtle. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

read more

Dramatic overhaul of Polish pensions spells end for second pillar

first_imgLargely as a result of the ‘slider’ reforms, net outflows from the funds to the state Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), exceed inflows. The slider was previously introduced as a payout phase reform to incrementally transfer the OFE savings of those with 10 or fewer years left before retirement to ZUS.According to the development ministry’s projections, this deficit is set to rise from PLN1.8bn (€406m) in 2016 to PLN4.6bn by 2025.According to the government’s timetable, of the PLN140bn accumulated in OFE schemes, PLN103bn would be transferred, as of 1 January 2018, to individual retirement accounts (IKEs), with each saver receiving the same amount, around PLN6,300, irrespective of how much they had saved thus far.Most Poles do not have an IKE, a vehicle offered by Polish pension fund companies, as well as insurance companies, banks, brokerages and investment fund companies.As of the end of 2015, just under 859,000 had been set up, compared with some 16.5m OFE accounts, including around 2.5m where members are continuing to contribute.The remaining PLN35bn that would subsequently move to FUS would consist of assets other than Polish equities, thus avoiding any charges of nationalisation.The third leg of the plan involves a new, employment savings system, Workers’ Capital Plans (PPKs), with employers and employees each contributing 2% of wages into the plans.If the participants add a further contribution, of 1% from employers and 2% from employees, a PPK would receive a “welcome sweetener” of PLN250,000.The development ministry estimates that the revised system would increase eventual pension payouts from an average third of the final salary to a half.Morawiecki did not explain how a transfer of funds from the second pillar to the third would improve the capital financing called for in his Responsible Development Plan announced in February.Morawiecki’s announcement followed on from a weekend beset by intensifying speculation over the future of the OFEs.On Saturday Jarosław Kaczyński, speaking after his unopposed re-election as leader of the ruling Law & Justice (PiS) party, said the government had to address the problem of OFE funds, which were losing value but could be used to fund projects that would benefit Polish households.Separately, Reuters reported that seven medium-sized WSE-listed companies in which OFEs held a high share were planning share buybacks as a defence against changes in the pensions system that could lead to their having the state as a significant stakeholder.Reuters named two companies, debt collector Kruk and property developer Robyg.Concern over a radical overhaul started in May following a report that the government planned to merge the OFEs into a single fund managed by state insurer PZU, a move that would have given the state significant voting rights in some of Poland’s major listed companies.In one of the first defensive responses, in June, the US fund Media Development Investment Fund bought an 8.3% voting share in Agora, the largest Polish listed publishing company.Agora’s flagship newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza is fiercely critical of the current government and has suffered the consequences with a loss of state institute advertising, as well as pressure on PZU’s pension fund to pull out. Poland’s pensions system is set for a dramatic overhaul that spells the end of the second-pillar (OFE) system.Mateusz Morawiecki, development minister and deputy premier, announced at a press conference today at the Warsaw Stock Exchange that the government plans to transfer three-quarters of the savings held in the OFEs to the third pillar, and the remainder to the Demographic Reserve Fund (FUS), the fund set up in 2002 to cover shortfalls in first-pillar payments.Morawiecki denied the plan represented a nationalisation of the system, describing it rather as a transfer of public funds to the Polish people themselves.The current OFE system, the government believes, is neither effective nor workable.last_img read more

read more

President of the DHTA defends “I am Dominica” campaign

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 89 Views   4 comments LocalNews President of the DHTA defends “I am Dominica” campaign by: – July 18, 2011 President of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association, Mr. Simon Walsh. Photo credit: GIS NewsPresident of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association Simon Walsh is defending the “I AM DOMINICA” campaign against criticisms that it is ineffective and should be stopped.The Discover Dominica Authority during its Tourism Awareness Month in May of this year launched an ‘I AM DOMINICA” campaign in their efforts to market Dominica internationally.Walsh, in an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News said the wider world has understood its concept but some Dominicans are having trouble with it.“I have heard the local conversations happening here regarding the “I am Dominica” campaign. The funny thing is that this campaign has been instantly understood and instantly recognized internationally. Everybody gets it, I have spoken to several people in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Texas and they get it, it is amazing to me. It’s locally that we don’t understand it.Walsh explains that the campaign is about our consciousness and has nothing to do with citizenship as is being misconstrued.“It is about consciousness it has nothing to do with citizenship and that’s the mistake that is being made here. We’re not saying I am Dominican, because if you are Dominican, you need to have a passport, you have to live here and that’s where people are getting it wrong. It’s not talking about where you come from; it’s not talking about where you were born. You identify yourself with a product of Dominica,” he said.Mr. Walsh also highlighted some of the positive aspects and products of Dominica which makes the island unique, “Dominica is about culture, friendly people, friendly faces, cuisine, health and wellness, diving, hiking, nature, hot springs, carnival, and world creole music festival. All of these things, that is Dominica these are the products of Dominica. If you understand that and you love it you are Dominica.”Despite the negative comments which the campaign has received locally, Mr. Walsh says even the camera company Nikon has caught onto it.“This was not just someone sitting in a living room making this up, this campaign was put together by a highly professional marketing team which represents Dominica. If you look on the television now, you see I AM NIKON – the camera. So are people now going to say you’re not a camera? It’s a philosophy, which says I am not Canon I am Nikon,” he said.Mr. Walsh reiterated the need for us all to ensure that if one is truly proud of Dominica, they will not litter the country but help build and promote it.“How can somebody be on a bus and throw garbage out of the window? How can you do that to your own country? That is not showing the consciousness of nature, the consciousness, appreciation and pride of being Dominica. The campaign should be something that makes people proud of their island and want to do everything not for tourism but for themselves and their country.”He concluded, “When you say I am Dominica, that is putting you aside and saying I am special, I understand the consciousness of Dominica.”I am Dominica because I am proud of my country, proud of our people, resources and products. I also appreciate the fact that we have a special and unique island. Can you say that you are as well?Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

read more

Zlatan: I’m not Milan’s mascot

first_imgRelatedPosts Ibrahimovic to stay at Milan for another season – Reports Pioli pens new AC Milan two-year deal AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution Zlatan Ibrahimovic is determined to have an impact in his second spell at Milan, saying he is not back at San Siro to join Milanello the mascot on the sidelines. Ibrahimovic met the media as he completed his free transfer from LA Galaxy to the Rossoneri on Friday. The 38-year-old acknowledges very few players get to join one of the world’s elite clubs in the twilight of their career, yet he intends to impress on the field. “I don’t remember how many signed for Milan at 38,” Ibrahimovic told a news conference. “If it happened, it means that I still have something to give. “I don’t come as a mascot, to stand next to the devil [Milanello] and dance. I’m here to help out on the pitch. “I’m happy. It’s also a test for me that shows that what I’m doing works and still has value.” Ibrahimovic confirmed there was the possibility of a move to Milan last year, but he chose to stay in MLS, where he was enjoying his football again following a serious knee injury at Manchester United. “I spoke to Leonardo, it is true, but I did not feel ready to return,” he said. “I was fine in Los Angeles and played continuously. “When I went to America, I wanted to feel alive after the injury. “I feel ready to play in Italy and help Milan. When I was in Paris, we didn’t talk about a return. There was no contact.” Discussing the nature of his return this month, Ibrahimovic claimed he received more offers than when he previously joined Milan from Barcelona in 2010. “After the last game with the Galaxy, I received a call from Paolo Maldini and we discussed ideas and plans for the future,” he said. “At 38, I had more requests than when I was 28. “However, it was not a difficult decision: when I left Milan, I didn’t want to leave, I adapted. Now I am here again and will do everything to improve things. “Milan is like my home. When I came here from Barcelona, I found the happiness of playing football here. I hope to return something. “I am here with the greatest desire. I respect this club so much.”Tags: AC MilanRossoneriSan SiroZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more

read more

Foxes hunting deputy for Schmeichel

first_img Pearson, who was asked for his observations, has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond but, speaking prior to the announcement of the charge, said he wanted to focus on Manchester City. He said: “My observations are my observations. I’m not going to waste my energy with those sorts of matters in all honesty. “I think last week I said as much as I want to say on that subject and, regardless of what happens, I won’t be saying too much more on it now. “When things like that happen it’s not something I particularly think is constructive on any level. Things happen and that’s where we are at. “My focus is on this next game and we welcome the champions. It’s a game we will need to be at our best, if not better.” Leicester boss Nigel Pearson admits he faces a transfer rethink after Kasper Schmeichel’s shock injury blow. The goalkeeper was due to have surgery on a broken metatarsal on Friday after suffering the injury in training on Thursday. Schmeichel will miss at least six weeks of the Foxes’ survival fight – starting with Saturday’s visit of Manchester City. Pearson – who has been charged by the Football Association after his touchline row with a fan – will have funds available to try to lift Leicester off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and will hunt for a new goalkeeper. “Yes, I would have thought so,” he said, when asked if the injury affected his January plans. “If it’s going to be four to six weeks at the earliest then I’ll be considering options certainly. “Do I need extra Premier League quality? The easy answer to that would be to say yes. I know funds will be made available but, as I’ve said many times before, it is not an easy window to operate in because most clubs want to retain their best players. “You can have grand ideas of what you might want to bring in. But it is never straightforward, January is more difficult, there are a few more banana skins. It’s not particularly easy.” Ben Hamer, who has made two appearances this season, keeping a clean sheet in September’s 1-0 win at Stoke, will deputise until Pearson can bring in further cover. The Foxes are four points from the safety line and have not won in 10 games ahead of the visit of the champions to the King Power Stadium. City are three points behind Chelsea and second in the table ahead of Leicester’s first home game since Pearson rowed with a fan. He was involved in a heated exchange with a supporter during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last week and has been charged with allegedly using abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator. Press Associationlast_img read more

read more

Cricket News Michael Hussey Appointed Australia Team Mentor For Sri Lanka, Pakistan Series

first_imgNew Delhi: Australia’s cricket team have started a trend wherein they appoint mentors for subsequent series. Ricky Ponting was part of the Australian coaching staff during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in which the five-time champions were eliminated in the final by England while Steve Waugh was appointed as the mentor of the side for the Ashes 2019 contest which ended in a 2-2 draw. Now, it is the turn of former Australia left-hander Michael Hussey to join the backroom staff as the mentor of the side for the upcoming series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.In an interview to the Sydney Morning Herald, Hussey outlined what was his role going to be. “I’m very excited actually. I’m really looking forward to getting back in around the Aussie team. They are going to be trying to get strategies in place, develop a style of play and what players they want and I love all that stuff — planning for a big event. They have floated the possibility of being involved closer to the T20 World Cup (in Australia next year) as well but it’s all pretty loose at the moment,” Hussey said.Apart from Hussey, Australia cricket coach Justin Langer also admitted that Ryan Harris, the former Australia pacer who retired from international cricket in 2015, was appointed as the bowling coach for both the series. Langer said the presence of Ponting, Waugh and now Hussey was enormous for his team. “I can’t tell you how influential these guys can be on the group. It’s nice to have different voices and different eyes and see guys of that calibre giving us feedback on what they see,” Langer said. Also Read | Pakistan Cricket Board Posts Video Of Players Dancing After Sarfaraz Ahmed Sacking, ApologisesAustralia begin their home summer with a three-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka starting on October 27. Australia have won only one Twenty20 International out of six encounters at home against Sri Lanka and they will be aiming to arrest that slide. After the end of the Sri Lanka series, Australia will play three more Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests against Pakistan in November-December. The two Tests will be part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championships. After the end of the series against Pakistan, Australia will play a series against New Zealand. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

read more

Carroll fooling everyone

first_imgCould there be a team more deserving of the moniker “Hollywood” than the USC Trojans? Sure, we’ve had people nicknamed “Hollywood” before — “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan (at least in his later years) for example — but a whole team earning the nickname? That’s something new.But it’s hard to argue that USC isn’t living in the spotlight — and enjoying every minute of it. You think Matt Leinhart doesn’t love living in a spotlight so large he’s ogled by women across the country and sought after by national fashion photographers and writers while attending movie premiers with Hollywood’s elite? Or that Reggie Bush doesn’t enjoy every minute national pundits drool over his game-breaking ability? Of course they do.Go check out the school’s athletic website — even their sports information department gets in on the action. Instead of taking the browser right to the front page of the site, a fan is greeted with a flash movie that opens with the words “Two-time defending national champions” and then goes on to show Leinhart, Bush and Co. flashing across the page in reverence of the program. It even shows their fearless leader, Pete Carroll, cheering with his USC record flashing in the background.How many schools have the gall to do that? Not too many.Even the way they play their games is like a Hollywood drama. Sure they toppled Oregon 45-13, but the Ducks caused plenty of drama with their early 13-0 lead and their 13-10 advantage at halftime.The very next week against Arizona State, USC had their fans’ hearts racing when they entered the break in an 18-point hole. Save for a miraculous 21-point outburst in the fourth quarter, reminiscent of Bobby Boucher’s final quarter heroics in “The Waterboy,” the Trojans wouldn’t be sitting atop the national polls.Two weeks later the cardiac-Trojans needed a lucky fumble out of bounds at the one-yard line to give them one last shot at the end zone against the Fighting Irish — a game they won 34-31.Are you getting the general theme here? “Hollywood” is the perfect label for this Trojan squad, which is why it should come as no surprise to anyone that Carroll and the Trojans pulled what is perhaps the greatest Halloween joke in the history of sports.I mean really, what coach pretends to get into an argument over playing time with one of his star players, running back LenDale White (the same player who actually argued with Carroll earlier this year over that exact issue), throws him out of practice, and then conspires with him to walk to the roof of a nearby building and have him pretend to throw himself off the roof? Not only that, but what coach does this without telling any of his fellow coaches or any members of his team, except for White?I could see these kinds of antics from the Lou Brown’s or Tony D’Amato’s of the movie world — but from Carroll, no way. With a stunt like that, we’re talking Academy Award for best script, and another award for best leading man.Well, needless to say I underestimated Carroll’s comic ability, which far exceeded any expectations I might have had. And let me just say — what a hysterical stunt it was. I laughed out loud for a good long time after seeing that stunt, and I’m still chuckling to myself about it right now.Not only was it hysterical, but it was a beautifully devised backhanded slap at the media, who have been a nuisance to Carroll and his players since the beginning of the year.From the coverage garnered by the report of White’s argument with Carroll earlier this year over how many touches he was getting, you’d have thought Troy was falling all over again. Ditto for the early slip-ups against the aforementioned Ducks, Devils and Irish.The fact of the matter is, no matter how much bad press or national attention this Trojans team receives, nothing seems to faze them. “Hollywood” is the right moniker for this team, but it works for them, and not only that, it’s fun to watch. After all, if I have to pick a “Hollywood” to watch, I’ll take a LenDale White doll falling from a building over Hogan any day.last_img read more

read more

Boxing: Anthony Joshua wins fans over for his humility on Instagram after Andy Ruiz Jr win

first_imgAlso Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Outshines Anthony Joshua And Andy Ruiz Jr At Clash On The DunesAlso Read | Boxing: Dillian Whyte Talks About Offering Deontay Wilder $50 Million+ Dollars For A Fight SUBSCRIBE TO US Anthony Joshua rose above all his critics and defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in a career-defining fight at the very recent Clash on the Dunes. After an unfortunate defeat in the original fight, Joshua bounced back in style, winning almost every round he fought. No wonder, the Briton who lost his WBA (super), WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles in the previous fight, got them back around his waist and he is a two-time world champion now. Despite being one of the most popular and feared boxers of the world, Anthony Joshua remains to be a people’s champion. His Instagram post after both the fights against Andy Ruiz Jr proves that the heavyweight champion is always humble, whether he wins or loses.Also Read | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’Boxing: Anthony Joshua’s Instagram post is inspiringIn the original fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, the Mexican underdog stunned the world by handing Anthony Joshua the first and only loss of his boxing career. However, Anthony Joshua made no excuse and accepted the defeat like a man. While boxers often come up with reasons to justify their defeats, Joshua takes a different path. The British heavyweight posted a picture of himself along with Andy Ruiz Jr and captioned “This is Andy’s night, congratulations Champ” FOLLOW US Also Read | Anthony Joshua: Who Are The 2-time Champion’s Next Targets After Win Over Andy Ruiz Jr?The World Champion remains humble even after avenging his loss against Andy Ruiz Jr in one of the biggest fights of heavyweight boxing history. Anthony Joshua’s recent Instagram post shows that he is a man of his words. The current caption states “Strategy and loyalty, I’m not perfect but I’m trying, another defining moment for British boxing. Thank you to all my team, a night we will remember & thank you Andy Ruiz Jr we made history.” Raj Sarkar Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 18:04 IST Boxing: Anthony Joshua Wins Fans Over For His Humility On Instagram After Andy Ruiz Jr Win Take a look at Anthony Joshua’s Instagram posts, both after winning and losing against Andy Ruiz Jr in his last two fights. Know more about Anthony Joshua.center_img First Published: 9th December, 2019 18:04 IST COMMENT Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

read more

NBBF Secures $12m League Deal

first_imgThe federation’s Marketing Consultant, Kunle Raji, described the deal with an undisclosed global firm as the biggest in the history of basketball in Nigeria.Indications are strong that the sponsorship will solely be for the men’s basketball league as MultiChoice which sponsored DSTV Basketball League until last year, is yet to make a renewal following the expiration of the four-year deal in December.Apart from that, Raji similarly disclosed that NBBF board headed by Tijjani Umar, has severed relations with Nike as the national team kit sponsors.A Chinese firm, Peak, has now been confirmed as the new kit providers for the national teams.Raji said the value of the uniform that Peak will supply is more than the cash incentives which they would provide the federation.Under the agreement, the Chinese sportswear firm will complete the NBBF Secretariat under construction in Abuja and will be granted the exclusive naming rights for the structure. They will also set up a shop where they will sell their merchandise.Raji added that Peak, already in the first year of the contract, would provide additional cash incentives for D’ Tigers by paying the team bonuses when they get to the quarter finals of major international events like Afrobasket, Olympic Games and FIBA World Championship.Another consultant contacted by the Nigerian federation, Yinka Abioye, said that a new mascot will be created for D’ Tigers, while the official national basketball supporters club will be established.He said the move is part of the five-year strategic blueprint from 2016-2021 that will lead to Nigeria attaining the status of regional leadership in the continent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram To re-launch D’Tigers’ mascotOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) monday announced it has secured a $12 million sponsorship package for the local league.The deal which is for five years was unfolded when the basketball stakeholders gathered for its Annual General Meeting in Abuja.last_img read more

read more

Phil Kessel has the world’s loneliest home theater

first_imgTake a look:Phil Kessel’s $2.1 million home is turning heads. Especially for one key image of his home theater room.https://t.co/LG74k7S41S pic.twitter.com/ifs28Vcty8— Tribune-ReviewSports (@TribSports) July 24, 2019This is the theater in Phil Kessel’s house. It might be the funniest photo I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/83VRK7KzbJ— Josh Rowntree (@JRown32) July 24, 2019More gems from Phil Kessel’s basement: pic.twitter.com/E5rPlUrvel— Josh Rowntree (@JRown32) July 24, 2019A “Glitter” poster? The complete list of “Wedding Crashers” rules? That odd memorabilia is nothing compared to Kessel’s portrait painting of his Penguins headshot. Related News NHL trade news: Oilers trade Milan Lucic to Flames for James Neal Blues sign Oskar Sundqvist to new 4-year, $11M deal Phil Kessel’s house in Pittsburgh has hit the market, and we have questions.The veteran winger was dealt to the Coyotes last month following his fourth season with the Penguins. He recently listed his 8,000-square-foot Marshall Township, Pennsylvania, home for $2.1 million, but his basement decorating skills are getting all the attention. Stay weird, Phil.last_img read more

read more