Spain were the better team – Southgate

first_imgEngland coach Gareth Southgate has reflected on their 2-1 loss to Spain at Wembley and conceded they came up against a “tough test”.England scored the opener with a Marcus Rashford strike, but Spain came from behind to win the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Saul and Rodrigo.“They pressed us and we didn’t keep the ball well enough,” Southgate told Sky Sports, via Team Talk.“I have to give the players credit. We could have folded and disappeared. In the last 25 minutes, we came into the game and could have got a draw.“We are under no illusion that Spain were the better team for long periods. We are still at the early stages of what we want to do.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“They pressed well. It took us a while to work out where that was coming from and solutions to it. We are still finding our feet in playing out. We can go back to an old style but we will never be a top team. Or we stick with it and accept it won’t always work.“The system in Spain has produced some of the best midfielders in the world. We are a different profile of players who can’t play like they do. But we can move the ball. When we are match fitter we will function better up the pitch. It takes time. We have come a long way.“Today was a tough test in terms of pressing and a team who are so good in possession. We have to keep reviewing and looking at what we do. But we want to stick to the plan and get better at it.”last_img read more

Allardyce Benitez Ashley must resolve differences for Newcastles sake

first_imgFormer Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce fears that his old side will be relegated unless Rafael Benitez and Mike Ashley resolve their disputeThe Magpies are winless and joint bottom of the Premier League table with just two points from eight games.Manager Benitez has grown increasingly frustrated with Newcastle owner Ashley’s lack of support in the transfer market.But Allardyce, who was fired by Ashley in January 2008, believes that Benitez must succeed regardless of the resources at Newcastle.“If you’re going to be successful, harmony at the top’s very important – communication and pulling in the right direction,” said Allardyce told PA Sport, via ITV.“Whether that’s happening with Rafa and Mike, I’m not privy to that information, but certainly, from my point of view as a manager, the relationship between the owners and you as a manager is critical.“(A club) can succeed but you have to put your differences to one side, both the owner and you, as the manager, and work together to get on with the job.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Whether you like each other or not doesn’t particularly matter; as long as you do the business and the best for the football club.“I was there for seven months and never really had a relationship with Mike – he wasn’t the type. He wanted other people to run the club and he wanted to come along and enjoy the ride. I don’t know whether that’s changed or not.“Because (in the transfer market Benitez is) limited, as we all find ourselves with whatever club we’re at, we try and use our tactics and the players we’ve got to the best of our ability.“The Newcastle fans give (Ashley) a lot of stick, but he is the owner of the football club and he has put his money in.“Whether that’s enough or not he decides how much money he wants to give the club and it’s up to you as the manager to try and spend that as wisely as you can.“Only time will tell if Rafa has. He certainly did last year; he finished very, very strongly. This year’s a difficult start but maybe again they’ll come through. New players again – we all have to settle players in very quickly, and that’s very demanding as a manager.”Newcastle will next face Brighton in the Premier League on October 20.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Morning Loader/Back-Up Driver at Optima ShippingPart-Time Delivery Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time Company Car Delivery Driver at Optima ShippingFull-Time (Contract) Flatbed Truck Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Buyer & Planner at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Client Services Representative at AllOne Health GroupFull-Time GIS Application Support Analyst at LoadSpring SolutionsFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Warehouse Lead at Harrington Industrial PlasticsFull-Time Sales Office Manager at Harrington Industrial Plastics(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

ECs dialogues with political parties begin Thursday

first_imgElection Commission logo. File PhotoThe election commission starts its dialogues with 40 registered political parties on Thursday to take their opinions over its preparation for the next parliamentary elections.The commission will first sit in talks with Sangskritik Muktijote at 3:00pm at the conference room of Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital city.Earlier, a 10-member delegation of Muktijote was invited to join the dialogue to be held with chief election commission KM Nurul Huda in the chair.As per the EC’s schedule, the EC was supposed to sit in the first dialogue with Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF) at 11:00am on Thursday, but BNF has asked the EC to reschedule its dialogue saying that it would not be able to join the dialogue in the next one month due to the ongoing flood situation in different parts of the country.BNF president SM Abul Kalam Azad, MP said his party leaders are scheduled to visit the flood-hit areas in Jamalpur on Thursday and they would distribute relief items among flood victims there.“We’ve informed the EC that we cannot join the dialogue halting our relief activities for flood victims. We asked the EC to delay the talks with us at least by one month,” he told UNB.Director (PR) at the EC secretariat SM Asaduzzaman said the commission has yet to take any decision whether the talks with BNF will be rescheduled.“So far, 12 political parties have been invited to join the EC’s dialogue. Separate dialogues with two parties will be held in a day. The first talks will be held at 11:00am, while the second one at 3:00pm everyday,” he told UNB.As per the schedule, the EC will also sit with Bangladesh Muslim League (BML) and Khelafat Majlish on 28 August, Bangladesher Biplobi Workers Party and Jagpa on 30 August, Bangladesh Islami Front and Islami Andolan Bangladesh on 10 September, Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish and Islami Oikya Jote on 12 September, and Bangladesh Kalyan Party and Islamic Front Bangladesh on 14 September.The commission will seek opinions from the political parties over different issues, including electoral law reform and delimitation of constituencies, updating voter list, fixation of polling stations and awarding registration to new political parties.Earlier, the commission held talks with civil society members on 31 July, media representatives on 16 and 17 August as part of taking opinions of its different stakeholders over preparation of the 11th national election likely to be held in late December 2018.The constitutional body will also sit with election observers, women leaders and election experts.last_img read more

Eating red onions may help combat cancer

first_imgDark red onions, known as the richest source of dietary flavonoids, may help fight off cancer of the colon and breast, a researchers has suggested.”We found that onions are excellent at killing cancer cells,” said Abdulmonem Murayyan, doctoral student at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.”Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death. They promote an unfavourable environment for cancer cells and disrupt communication between cancer cells, which inhibits growth,” Murayyan added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings, published recently in the journal Food Research International, revealed that red onions contain high levels of quercetin — a plant polyphenol from the flavonoid group, found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves, and grains — and include benefits such as lowering inflammation and fighting allergies, among others. Further, red onions were also found to have high amounts of anthocyanin, which enriches the scavenging properties of quercetin molecules. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Anthocyanin is instrumental in providing colour to fruits and vegetables so it makes sense that the red onions, which are darkest in colour, would have the most cancer-fighting power,” said Murayyan.In the first study, to examine how effective onions are at killing cancer cells, researchers have found that not all onions are created equal.The team tested five onion types grown in Ontario and discovered that the Ruby Ring onion variety — that has hard, firm, tall globe-shaped bulbs with dark red colour features — came out on top. When cells of the colon and breast cancer were placed in direct contact with quercetin extracted from the five different onion varieties, the team found them effective at killing the cancerous cells.”The next step will be to test the vegetable’s cancer-fighting powers in human trials,” said Murayyan.While currently this superfood can be included in salads and on burgers as a preventative measure, researchers expect onion extract will eventually be added to food products such as juice or baked goods and be sold in pill form as a type of natural cancer treatment.last_img read more

Cloud Filestore A new high performance storage option by Google Cloud Platform

first_imgGoogle recently came up with a new storage option for developers in its cloud. Cloud Filestore which is in its beta will launch next month according to the Google Cloud Platform Blog. Applications that require a filesystem interface and a shared filesystem for data can leverage this file storage service. It provides a fully managed  Network Attached Storage (NAS) service to effectively integrate with Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes Engine instances. Developers can leverage the abilities of Filestore for high performing file-based workloads. Now enterprises can easily run applications that depend on traditional file system interface with Google Cloud Platform. Traditionally, if applications needed a standard file system, developers would have to improvise a file server with a persistent disk. Filestore does away with traditional methods and allows GCP developers to spin-up storage as needed. Filestore offers high throughput, low latency and high IOPS (Input/output operations per second). This service is available in two tiers; premium and standard. The premium tier costs $0.30/GB/month and promises a max throughput of 700 MB/s and 30,000 max IOPS. The standard tier costs $0.20/GB/month with 180 MB/s max throughput and 5,000 max IOPS. A snapshot of Filestore features Filestore was introduced at the Los Angeles region launch and majorly focused on the entertainment and media industries, where there is a great need for shared file systems for enterprise applications. But this service is not limited only to the media industry, other industries that rely on similar enterprise applications can also benefit from this service. Benefits of using Filestore A lightning speed experience Filestore provides high IOPS for latency sensitive workloads such as content management systems, databases, random i/o, or other metadata intensive applications. This further results in a minimal variability in performance. Consistent  performance throughout Cloud Filestore ensures that one pays a predictable price for predictable performance. Users can independently choose the preferred IOPS–standard or premium– and storage capacity with Filestore. With this option to choose from, users can fine tune their filesystem for a particular workload. One will also experience consistent performance for a particular workload over time. Simplicity at its best Cloud Filestore, a fully managed, NoOps service, is integrated with the rest of the Google Cloud portfolio. One can easily mount Filestore volumes on Compute Engine VMs. Filestore is tightly integrated with Google Kubernetes Engine, which allows containers to refer the same shared data. To know more about this exciting release, visit Cloud Filestore official website. Related Links AT&T combines with Google cloud to deliver cloud networking at scale What Google, RedHat, Oracle, and others announced at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 GitLab is moving from Azure to Google Cloud in Julylast_img read more

Sunwings new Cancun flights out of Kelowna start Nov 6

first_imgTags: New Routes, Sunwing Share Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Posted by TORONTO — Sunwing Vacations has added a second weekly sun flight out of Kelowna, B.C., offering service to Cancun on Sundays from Nov. 6 to April 9. Sunwing is also bringing back its Varadero flight out of Kelowna for the 2016/17 season.“Our sunshine flights have been departing from Kelowna since 2010, and we’re delighted to be offering our customers direct access to two of our most popular vacation destinations for the first time this coming winter,” said Sunwing Vacations’ President, Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson.Properties on offer include Relax Resorts, SplashWorld Resorts (with free access to an onsite or nearby waterpark) and SMILE Resorts with their Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free deals, complimentary kids clubs, teen pricing and no supplement for single parents.One of the tour operator’s exclusive Sunwing Selection resorts, Sensatori Azul Riviera Cancun, offers meet and greets with Nickelodeon cartoon favourites including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants. An onsite spa, varied activity program and range of land and water sports are also available.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionA week at Sensatori Azul Riviera Cancun is available from $1,275 plus $415 taxes per person based on two people sharing a Luxury Jacuzzi Ocean View Suite on an all-inclusive basis and departing from Kelowna on Nov. 6.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Sunwing’s new Cancun flights out of Kelowna start Nov. 6 Travelweek Group last_img read more

In This Issue Housing continues to show moder

first_imgIn This Issue. * Housing continues to show moderation… * Confidence at a six year high… * Brazil’s credit rating… * Trying to talk the euro lower… And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! US consumer confidence soars… Good day.and welcome to Wednesday morning. As Chris mentioned yesterday, I’ll be taking you through to the weekend and then we should be working our way back to a normal schedule next week. The combo of spring break and tax time makes it a busy stretch for many both at home and work, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We didn’t see much drama in the markets after Chris signed off so we were led by leftovers as well as the economic data. The data here in the US yielded mixed results but I think when all of the dust settled, the markets were left feeling more upbeat. The measures of home prices were ho-hum. This report is behind the times since its giving us data from January, but the S&P/Case Shiller index on a monthly basis showed slight improvement while it actually came in lower on an annual basis. The index, which evaluates data in only 20 cities, included prices increased 13.2% compared to January 2013 and represented the smallest gain since August. Most economists are looking for home prices to continue rising, but not as much as last year. I think expectations on several asset classes, which include both real estate and equities, have been adjusted downward when compared to the large moves from 2013. Government officials have voiced concern that housing is still progressing relatively slow, but its shaping up to be an interesting dynamic as tapering continues and interest rate expectations migrate higher. Housing is a sector that is very sensitive to the interest rate environment, so as we move closer toward the unofficial end of tapering in October and assuming yields continue rising, I’m sure the Fed will be paying very close attention. In looking at the St. Louis area, I would say home prices were higher on aggregate but not by 13%. Depending where you live, results may be higher or lower, but at the end of the day, most locations have seen some kind of an increase. Since we’re already talking about housing, let’s move into February new home sales. Purchases of new homes fell 3.3% to an annual level of 440k, which was the lowest level in five months, but we are coming off a strong performance in January. This report follows the recent trend in housing as a whole where figures are showing moderation. I’m just waiting for the March and April figures to see if we have any kind of spike from pent up demand on account of the weather. Anyway, new home sales only make up a small percentage of the residential market so existing home sales carry much more weight. In fact, new homes only accounted for about 8% of the market last year and then taking it one step further, home purchases as a whole only accounts for a small part of the mortgage market. New home sales are counted when the contract gets signed instead of at close for existing homes, so they are typically used to get a current market snapshot. Its just going to be nice when we can’t use weather as an excuse so that we can get a better idea of where things actually stand. The report that stole the show really had everyone buzzing was the March consumer confidence index. It seems like there is a different confidence report for every day of the week, but the latest from the Conference Board strayed away from recent readings, which have been showing some deterioration. The current figure of 82.3 blew away both expectations and the previous reading as it was the highest since January 2008. I don’t know if those surveyed were in an extra good mood since it’s a little warmer outside or what, but it seems like this is a move that isn’t completely supported. Since consumer confidence drives consumer spending which then drives the US economy, a lot of weight was placed on this report. The measures of consumer expectations and the labor market over the next six months along with current business conditions all increased while the outlook on incomes decreased. Lynn Franco, who is the director of economic indicators at the Conference Board said that while consumers were moderately more upbeat about future job prospects and the overall economy, they were less optimistic about income growth. The measure of present conditions actually fell for the first time in five months so it just depends whether you’re talking about today or the future as to whether that warm and fuzzy feeling is present. The last report, which was the Richmond Fed index, missed by quite a bit as it came in at -7. The experts were calling for a reading of 4 and last month’s result was -6. The report indicated shipments and new orders declined while unemployment was relatively flat. So far, this is the only regional report with elevated disappointment. Moving into today’s data, we should get some market movers with durable goods and Market PMI, but that’s the extent of US data. The currency market was relatively quiet yesterday and most currencies were able to stretch a little higher against the dollar, albeit in a fairly tight range. The South African rand and Brazilian real were the only two currencies to break away from the peak as they appreciated about 0.9% and 0.5% respectively. The general risk on trading theme and higher interest rate differentials were more than enough to push the currencies higher despite shaky domestic fundamentals. We have the South African central bank meeting tomorrow and they are expected to keep rates on hold while indicating higher rates may soon be around the corner. Depending on whether you’re a glass half empty or half full kind of person, the action taken by S&P to Brazil’s credit rating will have different meanings. For the glass half empty crowd, S&P cut their credit rating one level to BBB-, which is the lowest investment grade rating. S&P said in a statement the downgrade reflects the combination of fiscal slippage, the prospect that fiscal execution will remain weak amid subdued growth in the coming years, a constrained ability to adjust policy ahead of the October elections, and some weakening in Brazil’s external accounts. They went on to say these factors underscore the government’s diminished room for maneuver in the face of external shocks. At the same time, they changed the outlook to stable from negative so this made the glass half full campers happy. The currency market decided to focus on the positive development since this indicates further downgrades will be less likely. The concern, however, is whether or not Moody’s and Fitch will decide to follow suit and cut their ratings as well. Regardless, a higher interest rate differential is here to stay in Brazil and that is what the currency market wants to see. Since the euro has been pretty sticky around 1.38, we’re starting to see more and more ECB members voicing concern and trying to do their part in jawboning the currency lower. We had one member say that negative interest rates were a tool that could be used to deal with a stronger euro. Negative rates just means that banks would be required to pay interest when parking money at the ECB instead of the other way around. We also had Bundesbank president saying that the ECB could also consider buying Eurozone government bonds or top rated private sector assets to help support the economy if needed. Part of the reason the euro has risen in value was due to its resistance to additional stimulus as the economy shows improvement, so this was a material change of stance to even consider QE. Other than that, we didn’t see many other headlines relating to the currency market. The Swiss franc finished in last place with a 0.25% loss while the euro and Norwegian krone were sitting on fractional losses as I left last night. Gold and silver were both able to hold steady and post slight returns yesterday as technical traders and those buying on dips offered some support. After the initial drop last week in the renminbi, it has remained fairly steady and put together a string of slight upward momentum. As I came in this morning, it was a mixed bag of nuts as it relates to the currency market. We have a handful of currencies higher this morning, which includes the Aussie, kiwi, rand, and loonie while the Swedish krona, Swiss franc, and euro are all lower this morning. With that said, the dollar index is marginally higher this morning. Australia’s central bank conveyed optimism about the economy and Swedish consumer confidence fell more than expected, so that’s what it looks like from the top and the bottom so far today. To recap.We had housing data give mixed signals as home prices were higher on a monthly basis while they were lower on a year over year comparison. New home sales fell but we were coming off a strong showing the previous month. The market moving report was consumer confidence as it increased to the highest level since January 2008. The currency market was fairly quiet with the rand and real the only two currencies with significant moves. S&P cut Brazil’s credit rating but upgraded the outlook. ECB members are doing what they can to talk the euro lower. Currencies today 3/26/14. American Style: A$ .9227, kiwi .86, C$ .8975, euro 1.3798, sterling 1.6538, Swiss $1.1287. European Style: rand 10.6470, krone 6.0419, SEK 6.4545, forint 226.19, zloty 3.0293, koruna 19.89, RUB 35.4250, yen 102.36, sing 1.2661, HKD 7.7581, INR 60.14, China 6.1440, pesos 13.1031, BRL 2.3054, Dollar Index 80.06, Oil $99.39, 10-year 2.75%, Silver $20.08, Platinum $1.417.50, Palladium $779.00, and Gold. $1,316.75. That’s it for today.After a cold start yesterday, it turned out to be a nice decent day and its supposed to be even better today so hopefully winter has made its last stand and we’re finally in the clear. The Cardinals open the season on the road Monday in Cincinnati so that marks the official start of spring as far as I’m concerned and I can’t wait to hear Mike Shannon’s voice on the radio. I finally made it to the gym for the first time in a couple of weeks on Monday night and I’m still sore so I definitely need to get back to the routine. With a lot of empty desks to deal with, I need to get this out so that I’m not starting the day playing catch up. Until tomorrow, Have a Great Day! Mike Meyer Assistant Vice President EverBank World Marketslast_img read more

Hemp on the other hand has almost no THC Its n

first_imgHemp, on the other hand, has almost no THC. It’s next to impossible to get high from smoking it. But it’s high in CBD, which has medicinal properties and no intoxicating effects.CBD has been proven to help epileptics control and reduce the number of seizures they have. That’s according to two peer-reviewed studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.In December, I showed you the remarkable story of Charlotte Figi. After only one day of treatment using CBD oils, Charlotte went from having 40 seizures every day to going a week without one.Charlotte is 12 now. She still takes daily CBD treatments. She still has some seizures. But they aren’t nearly as frequent or as severe as they were before she started her CBD treatments. Today, she can eat, walk, talk, and live a mostly normal life.However, even with all of these incredible benefits, the feds don’t see the big picture…Why the Feds Have It All WrongEven though hemp has next to no THC, it’s a strain of the cannabis plant.That’s why the feds used to classify it – along with regular cannabis, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and peyote – as a Schedule I substance, its most severe category.Hemp’s former classification was patently ridiculous.Even if you buy the argument that high-THC cannabis should be illegal – which I don’t – it made no sense to outlaw hemp as well. Nobody was getting high on hemp. But the CBD it contains is helping people like Charlotte Figi escape the hell of severe epilepsy.Now, hemp wasn’t always illegal. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both cultivated it. And it used to be one of the main cash crops that American farmers grew for more than a century.Congress treated hemp like any other agricultural commodity until it passed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Cannabis prohibitionist Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics, drafted it. His bill put punitive taxes on hemp and cannabis production… and made it illegal to be in possession of either without a license.The feds temporarily lifted these restrictions in 1942. At the time, the industrial fibers used to produce rope, cords, and cloth were in short supply. The feds wanted farmers to grow as much hemp as possible, in order to produce more of these materials and support the U.S. military in World War II.The U.S. Department of Agriculture even produced a movie called Hemp for Victory explaining the benefits of hemp cultivation to farmers. It also highlighted the history of hemp and hemp products as well as the best hemp-growing practices.Obviously, the government was aware of hemp’s industrial uses. But it reinstituted the effective prohibition of hemp after the war ended – despite its medical and non-medical applications. It was one of the most boneheaded things the government has ever done. Click here for more details Casey Research Readers: Expiring In Less than 12 Hours [Last Chance] Gone Forever At Midnight…At midnight, your best chance to join Jason Bodner’s Palm Beach Trader research service disappears… forever. And with it, your chance to claim access to Jason’s #1 recommendation and to see gains of up to $9,385 (starting at tomorrow’s opening bell). Recommended Link — — Tech Investors Take Note: Trump Makes 5G a Matter of National ImportancePresident Trump’s message makes it clear: 5G is becoming a matter of national importance. Jeff Brown, former executive and Silicon Valley insider, has been saying this privately to his followers for the better part of a year now. “The completion of the 5G wireless network is essential if America is to maintain its economic dominance over countries like China. That’s why the president and companies are pulling out all the stops to get the network built. As 5G revolutionizes our communications networks, it will also send a handful of companies soaring.” While the early-bird 5G investor window may soon be closing, there’s one company expected to be far ahead of the rest. And you can still get a piece of it for $6 a share… Growing hemp remained illegal for the next 70 or so years… until recently.That’s because President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law this past December, which legalized hemp at the federal level. Now, hemp is treated as an agricultural commodity, not a Schedule I substance.Today, there are an estimated 25,000 non-medical products that can be created from hemp. It can be used in food and beverages, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, clothing, textiles, paper, and insulation materials… to name just a few.In fact, before legalization, nearly $700 million worth of hemp-based goods were already sold in the U.S. every year. These products were made with hemp imported from China and Canada… the latter of which legalized growing hemp in 1998.It was one of those odd legal loopholes. You couldn’t grow hemp in the U.S., but you could import certain parts of the hemp plant that weren’t illegal. In other words, the U.S. was needlessly subsidizing foreigners… not exactly an “America First” deal, which is one reason why I suspect Trump legalized hemp and will eventually legalize cannabis outright.How Big the Market for Legal Hemp Is in the U.S.Americans already spend more than $700 million on products that contain hemp every year… See the graph below for the breakdown:But that’s just a snapshot of where the market is right now. Now that hemp is legal, the market will truly explode.It’s worth noting that the oracles at Whole Foods say hemp will be a “Top 10” product this year.Drugmakers will be able to openly research other uses of CBD derived from hemp.There’s no telling what medical treatments they’ll develop. What we can be sure of is that all of this will increase demand for CBD and the plant it’s extracted from – hemp.How You Can Gain Exposure to Legal Hemp StocksNow that President Trump has legalized hemp at the federal level, the floodgates have opened for hemp production – as well as CBD oil extraction – on a massive industrial scale in the U.S.I expect the CBD oil market to explode (recall that industrial hemp is used for its rich CBD content.)Market research suggests that the U.S. CBD market was worth around $500 million last year.But it could easily skyrocket to over $10 billion within the next three years. That’s 20 times its current size.As impressive as that sounds, I think it’s probably conservative. Sales of Epidiolex, the CBD drug the FDA approved to treat epilepsy, are expected to reach $1.3 billion over a similar time frame. And that’s just one CBD product.I think the U.S. CBD market could easily grow 20 times larger in the years ahead.Shares of select publicly traded companies in the CBD industry could surge even higher.This is presenting investors with another new, huge opportunity to profit from the legal cannabis megatrend. The time to position yourself is now.You must remember to be cautious when investing in legal hemp and cannabis stocks. Some of them are quality companies. But there are also plenty of bad actors out there trying to ride a wave of the mania.Regards,Nick Giambruno Chief Analyst, Crisis InvestingP.S. Only one CBD oil stock is uniquely positioned to ride the crest of this wealth wave. This is the most lucrative opportunity I have seen in a long time. That’s why watching my new video presentation is imperative. Go here to view now.Reader MailbagDo you think legal hemp is a good thing or a bad thing? Will you be investing in the sector, or sitting on the sidelines? Let us know at feedback@caseyresearch.com.We at Casey Research…Would like to cordially invite you to join Doug Casey, Nick Giambruno, and all of your favorite Casey Research gurus at the second annual Legacy Investment Summit.It’ll be in southern California from September 23-25… and it’s bound to be one of the most exciting investing conferences this year.For a limited time, you can get your tickets for hundreds less than everyone else will pay. Go here for your special offer. This is urgent – click here now before the deadline Recommended Link Justin’s note: President Trump has been an ally of the legal cannabis markets… He’s rolled back a bunch of restrictions and signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. If you’ve been following the Dispatch – or any of Crisis Investing chief analyst Nick Giambruno’s work – you know this is a huge deal. Industrial hemp is legal at the federal level – for the first time in over 70 years.But people still don’t grasp how big of a deal legal hemp is… or why it’s going to send a niche market soaring. Early investors have a huge opportunity in this space.Read on for details on this money-making sector… and how you can profit.By Nick Giambruno, chief analyst, Crisis InvestingIn today’s essay, I’m going to show you another major milestone on the road to full cannabis legalization in the U.S.It centers on one of America’s forgotten cash crops…The applications for this crop greatly exceed those of regular cannabis. And the potential upside is almost impossible to calculate.I’m talking about hemp, which is now legal for the first time in over 70 years after the government legalized it last year.I’ll explain all the details about this big opportunity in a moment. But first, let me back up and explain what hemp is.What Is Hemp?Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. They look similar, which leads to some confusion. But hemp and the type of cannabis that people smoke have different chemical compositions.Source: Naturescbdoil.comThe cannabis plant contains over 100 different cannabinoids. These are chemical compounds that react with cannabinoid receptors in the nervous and immune systems.The two most common cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Regular cannabis contains a lot of THC. That’s the chemical that gets you “high” when you ingest it.last_img read more

State officials say flurelated deaths in North Ca

first_imgState officials say flu-related deaths in North Carolina have reached a modern-day record this season.The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that one person died from flu in the past week, bringing this season’s statewide total to 379 deaths. Most of those were among people age 65 and older.This season’s total is much higher than either the 2016-17 or 2014-15 seasons. In each of those, there were 218 confirmed flu-related deaths.Officials say it’s still not too late to get a flu shot. Although the six-month flu season officially ended March 31, flu has been known to linger several weeks into April and early May.last_img

Cannabis Professionals Are Tackling the Industrys Big Issues

first_img Add to Queue Cynthia Salarizadeh 4 min read Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 The responsible professionals building the cannabis industry are not dodging the social issues inherent with the normalization of marijuana. The cannabis industry has been described as the “Wild West” but the fact is cannabis, and the products supporting its use, create opportunities for mainstream businesses in Canada and the US. Altria and Constellation Brands are two examples of the big brands jumping into cannabis with billions of dollars to spend on bringing new vaping, edible and paraphernalia products to market.While most of the news and discussion about cannabis focuses on consumables, the responsible professionals building the cannabis industry are anticipating social issues that arise with normalization and proactively developing solutions.Related: NFL Considers Options for Medical Use of MarijuanaSmoke gets in my eyes.Cannabis vaping and use of e-cigarettes are increasing and people who vape (and smoke) are getting push back from people who don’t. It ranges from being sent outside to enjoy their vape to dirty looks on the street when they exhale. At the same time, adults are allowed to choose for themselves whether to vape e-cigarettes or cannabis starting at ages 18 and 21, respectively.One company believes vaping does not have to impact the environment or other people. PHILTER™Labs, Inc is giving responsible adults the choice to vape in a traditional manner and to filter emission clouds based on a particular environment. Philter recently debuted the world’s first 4” x ½” dual-function filter developed by medical device experts with more than 20 years of experience. Philter’s first-of-a-kind technology lets responsible adults partake in universally acceptable vaping behavior.Personal rights and personal choice to vape or not to vape are essential in a polite society.Related: Harvest Buys Verano to Solidify Market Position Post-Prohibition (Whenever That Happens)Mother Nature thanks you.As a fast-growing channel for both the cannabis and nicotine markets, the vape market creates mountains of waste. From the consumer-focused packaging, to the vaporizer battery and pods, the amount of refuse generated is profound. Cannabis activist Katie Stone, says “Responsible recycling is necessary in the cannabis industry and, frankly it’s the right thing to do.”What works in other industries can be used as a blueprints for similar cannabis recycling programs. TerraCycle, known for recycling the unrecyclable, is geared to putting an end to the waste, one cartridge, vape pen, childproof bag at a time. Unfortunately, it is illegal to re-use the cannabis-holding portions of vape pens, however the materials that make up a vape pen — from plastics to electronics and batteries — can be recycled.Related: We Need to Clear the Smoke About Cannabis in the WorkplaceSexist advertising doesn’t cut it.As this newly legal industry develops, please don’t think that it will accept girls in thongs and half shirts in our advertising (as the beer industry did in the 90s ), or women in skin tight dresses at our trade shows (as auto shows still do) or women objectified in any other form.Organizations are being created daily to promote women in this industry. Kyra Reed, leader of Women Entrepreneurs in Cannabis, started a movement three years ago with the sole purpose to support women in this industry. The momentum of her #BetterTogether movement hasn’t slowed down.Related: We Have a Problem: The Cannabis Industry Is Losing Women LeadersLearning from the past.The cannabis industry has been compared to the wine/beer industry, but we’re smart enough today to learn from the past and make the future better. Cannabis and ancillary businesses are not just looking for opportunities to provide what the Wild West provided-gold and the pick and shovel, they are looking to the future to solve what happens after the entire industry regulates. Social Entrepreneurship Founder and CEO –shares Cannabis Professionals Are Tackling the Industry’s Big Issues Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 26, 2019 Next Article Subscribe Now Guest Writer Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. Image credit: The Cannabiz Agency | Getty Imageslast_img read more

If Uber Drivers Are Employees Theyre Owed 730 Million More Say US

first_img Apply Now » If Uber Drivers Are Employees, They’re Owed $730 Million More, Say U.S. Court Papers This story originally appeared on Reuters Add to Queue Court Cases Image credit: Spencer Platt | Getty Images Next Article 3 min readcenter_img –shares Drivers who worked for ride-hailing service Uber in California and Massachusetts over the past seven years would have been entitled to an estimated $730 million in expense reimbursements had they been employees rather than contractors, according to court documents made public on Monday.Uber and smaller rival Lyft are attempting to settle lawsuits by drivers who contend they should be classified as employees and therefore entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gasoline and vehicle maintenance. Drivers currently pay those costs themselves.According to attorneys for Uber drivers, the total potential damages in the case are $852 million, when including a claim to recover tips. The figure is based on rates for mileage reimbursement set by the U.S. government and on data provided by Uber Technologies Inc.The company, meanwhile, calculates damages at $429 million, mainly due to a lower mileage rate.The figures had been redacted in the original settlement deal proposed last month, but a San Francisco federal judge ordered them unsealed. The new data reveals how much of a risk employee classification is for on-demand tech companies like Uber. The proposed $100 million settlement keeps Uber drivers classified as contractors, though U.S. regulators are still reviewing the issue.Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts were entitled to about $122 million in tips, the filings show. That means Uber made about $732 million in commissions in those two states since 2009, based on an assumed 20 percent tip rate – more than $100 million less than it would have cost to reimburse drivers for expenses and tips.An Uber representative declined to comment.The judge must decide whether the $100 million Uber settlement is fair, and the total potential damages at play will likely bear on his analysis. The deal represents about 12 percent of the potential $852 million in damages.Lyft had agreed to settle its class action for $12.25 million, but a separate federal judge rejected the deal because it represented only about 9 percent of the value of drivers’ claims.While the deal does not elevate drivers to employees, attorneys for drivers have defended it, saying they faced significant risks had the case gone to trial. They also say drivers who have worked several months could be entitled to thousands of dollars each under the settlement.Beyond the money, Uber also agreed to new policies including an appeals process for drivers terminated by Uber.(Reporting by Dan Levine and Heather Somerville; Editing by Matthew Lewis)   Reuters 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List May 10, 2016 The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue.last_img read more

Neongecko Inc Launches Neon AI SDK – New Software Development Kit for

first_imgNeongecko Inc. Launches “Neon AI SDK” – New “Software Development Kit for Artificial Intelligence” Supports AI Conversations in Multiple Languages PRNewswireJune 7, 2019, 9:41 pmJune 7, 2019 AI SDKArtificial IntelligenceNeongeckoNewsSocial Media Previous ArticleMastercard Digital Wellness Program to Enhance Transparency, Security and Choice for Online ShoppingNext ArticleBabbleLabs Raises $14 million Series A Financing from Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital to Accelerate Speech Technology Customizable Conversation Processing for Business, Education and Home, Supports Interactive Applications, Internet Websites, Home Automation, Voice-Controlled DevicesNeongecko.com Inc. unveiled the “Neon AI Software Development Kit for Conversation Processing” (Neon AI SDK), the most advanced system for developing conversational AI applications. By 2025 more than 50% of human-computer interactions will be by voice (a.k.a. Conversational AI).The Neon AI SDK is the first platform that is preconfigured to enable software developers and hardware designers to quickly produce a full range of voice controlled devices, home automation, smart speakers, interactive applications and conversational websites.Marketing Technology News: StarfishETL Partners with PeopleSense, Inc.center_img The Neon AI SDK provides “Natural Language Understanding” from audio, video, speech-to-text and gestures; and provide responses using text-to-speech, playing audio files, device operations, and home controls through OpenHAB automation.Think Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana – with source code. Neon AI is an “AI Assistant” with a full set of conversational skills, ready for customization. The technology is an integrated suite of services for conversation processing, natural language understanding, translation and AI capable of enabling myriad products and services. The Neon AI SDK is available on GitHub, as a Linux/Python/Java “developers stack” under Ubuntu or MS Windows, and includes skills from Mycroft AI.Marketing Technology News: How Digital Can Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail with Customer Experience ObjectivesNeon AI demonstration applications and devices include: standard websites with Neon Nano™; standard Intel based PCs for a universal smart speaker device and next-generation audio video enabled notebook PCs NeonU™ and NeonX™; and conversational AI enabled websites such as Klat.com (no app or plug-in required). Visit Neon AI Demos for videos showing use cases of the Neon AI SDK.Developers can use the Neon AI SDK for real-time speech-to-text processing for transcriptions and translations, to enable AI skills, and for participation in multiple simultaneous conversations in a single browser session. Conversation segments can be spoken or typed, and can be internal business conversations, business to end-user sales and support, end-user to end-user social media, or connections between family and friends.Marketing Technology News: StarfishETL Partners with PeopleSense, Inc.last_img read more

Phasetransition cubic Gallium Nitride doubles ultraviolet emission efficiency

Citation: Phase-transition cubic Gallium Nitride doubles ultraviolet emission efficiency (2018, February 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-phase-transition-cubic-gallium-nitride-ultraviolet.html New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness Novel photonics materials are becoming pivotal for energy conversion, communications, and sensing, largely because there is a global desire to enhance energy efficiency, and reduce electricity consumption. As Dr. Can Bayram, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, notes, “Who doesn’t want to consume less electricity for the same quality of lighting?” Provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign More information: Richard Liu et al. High Internal Quantum Efficiency Ultraviolet Emission from Phase-Transition Cubic GaN Integrated on Nanopatterned Si(100), ACS Photonics (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01231 Explore further When the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to a trio of researchers for inventing a new (In)GaN-based energy-efficient, more environmentally friendly light source, this idea was brought to the forefront and gained more widespread recognition.In related work, the Innovative COmpound semiconductoR Laboratory (ICOR) team led by Prof. Bayram has published a well-received paper titled “High internal quantum efficiency ultraviolet emission from phase-transition cubic GaN integrated on nanopatterned Si(100)”. Richard Liu, a Ph.D. candidate advised by Prof. Bayram, and whose primary research areas are optoelectronics and nanophotonics, is the lead author for this paper.The team’s paper and its promise for a novel emitter have recently been featured in Compound Semiconductor and Semiconductor Today.GaN materials (also known as III-Nitrides) are one of the most exotic photonic materials, and in the U of I team’s work, they investigate a new phase of Gallium Nitride materials: cubic. Using aspect ratio nanopatterning technology, they report a hexagonal-to-cubic phase transition process in GaN, enabled through aspect ratio patterning of silicon substrate. The emission efficiency of optimized cubic GaN, thanks to the polarization-free nature of cubic GaN, is measured to be approximately 29%, in sharp contrast to the general percentages of 12%, 8%, and 2%, respectively, of conventional hexagonal GaN on sapphire, hexagonal free-standing GaN, and hexagonal GaN on Si.Bayram comments that “New photonic materials are critical in next-generation energy conversion devices. GaN-on-Si, enabled through phase-transition technology, provides an efficient, scalable, and environmental solution for integrated visible photonics.” Journal information: ACS Photonics This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

Report aims at untapped workforce for Israels growing hightech sector

first_img Explore further Women, Arabs and ultra-Orthodox are under-represented in Israel’s tech sector, according to a recent report Israel’s high-tech sector—an industry that has earned it the nickname “start-up nation”—is seen as a global leader.Its 7,000 local high-tech firms and dozens of research and development centres of foreign companies employ 280,000 Israelis and make up 12 percent of the business sector GDP and a whopping 43 percent of exports, according to the economy ministry.But while the absolute number of Israelis working in high-tech has grown over the past five years, their proportion of the labour force remains around the eight percent mark, putting the Jewish state at potential disadvantage in the competitive global market.The report by the Israel Innovation Authority and Start-Up Nation Central, an NGO based in Tel Aviv, showed there were 15,300 vacant positions in the local industry, a shortage that could be preventing the high-tech sector from growing even faster.”The tech sector is the main potential driver of the growth of the Israeli economy,” Eugene Kandel, head of Start-Up Nation Central and former head of Israel’s national economic council said.”The required growth will not be possible if the country’s supply of tech workers is inadequate.”Israel has in recent years found ways to compensate for its lack of local employees, setting up intensive “boot camps” to provide technological training, outsourcing work to cheaper countries, supplying visas to skilled foreign workers, and increasing investment in higher technological education. The overwhelming majority of Israelis employed in the sector are Jewish men, excluding the ultra-Orthodox who tend to be educated mainly in religious studies, and not in English, maths or other subjects necessary for a tech career.Like Israeli Arabs, few ultra-Orthodox men or women serve in Israel’s army, a hothouse for forging high-tech skills, putting them at a significant disadvantage.As a result, Arabs make up 1.4 percent of the high-tech workforce and ultra-Orthodox men and women just 0.7 percent.’Unrealised potential’Women in general are under-represented, the report said, without detailing the reasons.It said that while they account for 30 percent of high-tech workers, women hold just 23 percent of “core tech” jobs such as software engineers and only 16 percent of managerial positions.”The potential of women in tech is probably double these numbers, as girls comprise almost half of all students studying advanced math in high school,” it said. Israel needs to “tap into the unrealised potential in women, the Arab population and the ultra-Orthodox community”, said Aharon Aharon, head of the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), noting that the state had indeed launched a number of programmes aimed at just that.The need to increase the numbers of employees was “truly a national issue,” said Naomi Krieger Carmy, head of the IIA’s societal challenges division.”There’s no one silver bullet,” she said, rather there are joined solutions.The report, based on a survey of 40 percent of the industry, did not constitute a “complaint”, Kandel said, but an indication of where things stood and how to find solutions.”If we had more people that would fill these jobs, the country would grow faster and the industry would go much faster,” he said. In Israel, a push to bring Arabs into tech sector Citation: Report aims at untapped workforce for Israel’s growing high-tech sector (2018, December 16) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-aims-untapped-workforce-israel-high-tech.htmlcenter_img © 2018 AFP The growth of Israel’s powerful high-tech sector is not being matched by adequate increases in employee numbers, a report said Sunday, with recruitment of more women, and Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jewish men needed. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

DGCA suspends Air India pilot for six months for physical altercation with

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 21:45 IST The incident took place on June 17 when the flight was to take off from the Bengaluru airport to the Kolkata airport. (Representative image – PTI File)HIGHLIGHTSThe DGCA suspended Air India Pilot in Command Captain Milind for a period of six monthsHe was suspended for being involved in a “heated argument” and “physical altercation” with a cabin crew memberThe incident took place on June 17 when the flight was to take off from the Bengaluru airport to the Kolkata airportAviation regulator DGCA on Monday suspended an Air India pilot for six months for being involved in a “heated argument” and “physical altercation” with a cabin crew member in the aircraft before it was about to take off, sources said.The incident took place on June 17 when the flight was to take off from the Bengaluru airport to the Kolkata airport.”Air India Pilot in Command Captain Milind has been suspended by the DGCA for a period of six months from the date of the incident,” a source told PTI.Captain Milind and cabin crew member Rajat Verman were involved in a “heated argument and thereafter physical altercation when the aircraft was on ground”, they said.The DGCA had issued a show cause notice to the pilot on June 28, asking him to explain in writing why action should not be taken against him, the sources said.”The reply of the show cause notices was reviewed by the regulator and it was not found satisfactory. As a result, he has been suspended for six months,” the source said.ALSO READ | Sweden: Small plane carrying parachutists crashes, 9 deadALSO WATCH | Plane with Justice for Kashmir banner flies over Headingley stadium during India-Sri Lanka matchFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow Air India Next DGCA suspends Air India pilot for six months for physical altercation with cabin crew memberAviation regulator DGCA on Monday suspended an Air India pilot for six months for being involved in a “heated argument” and “physical altercation” with a cabin crew member in the aircraft before it was about to take off, sources said.advertisementlast_img read more

Will KCRs project bring down a heritage structure

first_imgJune 25, 2019 Telangana SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE The Errum Manzil in Hyderabad   –  Nagara Gopal Published oncenter_img Telangana CM wants to build a complex where 150-year-old Errum Manzil stands COMMENT Will Hyderabad lose the 150-year-old heritage structure Errum Manzil to a modern Legislative Assembly complex? This question is uppermost among the people of this 428-year-old city ever since Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao made the dramatic statement last week that his government would spend ₹100 crore to construct a brand new structure to house the Legislature complex and identified the 17-acre land and the iconic building built atop a hillock. Heritage lovers, activists, residents of the neighbourhood, and the legal heirs association of Nawab Fakhrul Mulk Bahadur, who built the Errum Manzil in 1870, have written to the Chief Minister, urging him to save the palace complex with 150 rooms. As action started picking up with visits of officials and with the date for foundation stone laying set for June 27, a PIL too was filed in the Telangana High Court on Monday.The controversy Known for his penchant to propose grandiose building plans, KCR has invariably landed in controversy colliding with heritage structures every time. Ever since the formation of Telangana in 2014, he has been toying with plans to build a completely new Secretariat and Assembly complex.He first set his sights on the 65-acre Government Chest Hospital in Erragadda, a over 100-year-old Nizam era building called the Irranuma Palace. With opposition from activists, the move was shelved. Then, his attention turned to Bison Polo grounds in Secunderabad. This, again, raised a hue and cry.But KCR did not give up. Overcoming the initial cold response, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as also Home and Defence Ministers and got their nod. The grounds are part of the Cantonment area and house the Gymkhana stadium. Also, part of the complex is the Parade Grounds, the lung space of Secunderabad, where the Independence Day function takes place. The popular explanation for the move to shift the Secretariat complex is KCR’s belief in astrology and Vaastu. Apparently, the existing complex was ‘‘unfavourable” for him for an election in 2019, and he even avoided shunned going there for a couple of years. However, after the bold decision to prepone elections to December 2018 and the landslide victory that KCR scored, things seemed to have changed. KCR moves fastWith a friendly Chief Minister in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, KCR moved swiftly. He acquired portions of the Secretariat belonging to AP and quickly decided to rebuild the entire complex, and then hit upon the idea of siting the Assembly in Errum Manzil. The cost of this grand plan is ₹500 crore.While residents of Secunderabad are heaving a sigh of relief that they will not lose the green space or have to face traffic hassles, people of Punjagutta, which is on the busy Khairatabad-Ameerpet stretch in the heart of Hyderabad, will have to face up to these issues.The existing Legislature building, housing both the Assembly and Council, is part of the Public Gardens. The impressive structure was built in 1905 to mark the 40th birthday of the 6th Nizam, Mir Mahabub Ali Khan. The legal heirs association, in a letter to the Chief Minister, requested him to drop the proposal, saying that an important milestone in the history of Hyderabad would go if Errum Manzil palace was demolished. The architecture, in European style, gave it a special position among the many structures. It also housed 150 rooms, a polo ground, a pond for boating and a private forest.According to accounts of Nizam’s history, Fakhr-ul-Mulk was a minister with the 6th Nizam and had constructed beautiful palaces. The famous Nizam College, Chest Hospital, etc., were built by him and his descendants and handed over to the State when Hyderabad merged with the Indian Union in 1948. Successive State governments have used the buildings as offices of the Engineer in chief, Public Works Department, Jala Soudha, etc. “The heirs also pointed out that the palace had served as the Public Works Department office for decades and had become a known landmark in the city,”, in the statement by Nawab Shafath Ali Khan, the Secretary. COMMENTSlast_img read more

Soch badlo papa BJP MLAs daughter who married Dalit boy appeals to

first_imgSoch badlo papa: BJP MLA’s daughter who married Dalit boy makes emotional appeal to dad on live TVSakshi, the MLA’s daughter had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple. She spoke to her dad from the Aaj Tak studio on Friday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:12 IST Sakshi Misra, daughter of MLA Rajesh Misra had uploaded a video on social media and informed about her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar.HIGHLIGHTSBJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter Sakshi on Friday made an emotional appeal to her fatherEarlier, Sakshi had said she was being threatened by her father and “his men” because she had married a Dalit manOn Friday, Sakshi asked her father to change his thinking and requested him not to discriminateSakshi, the daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, whose viral video gripped the country this week, on Friday made an emotional appeal to her father with whom she spoke while sitting in the studios of Aaj Tak TV.Sakshi, in her viral video, had said she was being threatened by her father and “his men” because she had married a Dalit man. On Friday, Sakshi appeared on Aaj Tak TV and while in the studio, spoke to her dad over a call.”I had so many dreams and wanted to study. I used to tell my father to take me to work but he never took me seriously,” Sakshi said in a trembling voice. In an emotional message, Sakshi asked her father to change his thinking and requested him not to discriminate.Sakshi claimed that her father never let her step out of the house. “He [Sakshi’s father] had no clue what was happening with us. My brother and mother used to harass me when you were in the office,” Sakshi added.When called, BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra alleged that his family was being harassed. As Sakshi spoke with her father on Aaj Tak, she broke down and apologised to him. Rajesh Mishra said he wished she finds happiness in life, but disconnected the call soon after.THE CASESakshi and her husband Ajitesh had earlier filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple.The next hearing in the case has been fixed for July 15 as Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh were not present in the court.Sakshi Misra (23) had uploaded a video on a social media platform last week, making her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar (29) public.In another video, she alleged there was a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate.The couple asked for security, contending that there was a threat to their life from the BJP MLA, who was “unhappy” with their marriage as Sakshi was a Brahmin and Ajitesh a Dalit.The petitioners prayed that police or Rajesh Mishra do not disturb them in “their peaceful living as both petitioners were major and had entered into marriage with a free will”.READ | Respect her decision: BJP MLA denies threatening his daughter for marrying DalitREAD | Tell your goons to back off: BJP MLA’s daughter fears for life after marrying Dalit, releases videoWATCH | BJP MLA’s daughter who married Dalit boy makes emotional appeal to dad on live TVFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySumeda Nextlast_img read more