10 months agoPSG to make opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG to make opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are making an opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.The Mirror says PSG are keen on a £9million January move for Ramsey.The Arsenal midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season after the north Londoners withdrew their offer of a new contract this season.The French champions are ready to move for him when the transfer window reopens to head off interest from Juventus and Bayern Munich.PSG want to strengthen their midfield options with Adrien Rabiot expected to move to leave the club either in January or next summer. last_img

2 days agoArsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsaby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Ian Wright has lead the chorus of supporters asking for Eddie Nketiah to start Leeds’ next match.The 20-year-old scored his third goal of the season to rescue a point for the Whites in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Preston.It was Nketiah’s 11th substitute appearance, having not been started once by Marcelo Bielsa.And Gunners legend Ian Wright, who has given Nketiah advice this season, has demanded Bielsa change his starting line-up.Wright wrote simply on Twitter: “Start him.”Both Leeds and Arsenal supporters echoed the statement across social media. last_img

Gov’t Targeting Expansion of Agro-Processing

first_img He noted that four distinct markets are being targeted – CARICOM, the Jamaican Diaspora, hotels, and the school feeding programme. Story Highlights He said that the AMC complex on Spanish Town Road is being targeted to become a modern facility for the processing of fresh fruits and vegetables. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is looking to expand agro-processing for local consumption and export. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is looking to expand agro-processing for local consumption and export.He noted that four distinct markets are being targeted – CARICOM, the Jamaican Diaspora, hotels, and the school feeding programme.He said that the AMC complex on Spanish Town Road is being targeted to become a modern facility for the processing of fresh fruits and vegetables.Minister Shaw, in emphasising the valued-added to the agricultural sector from agro-processing, noted for example, that “when pumpkin is processed into purée and sweet potato is parboiled they can have up to a two-year shelf life, and that is the direction of where agriculture is heading. What you can’t sell fresh; you can process,” he noted.He was speaking at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education’s (CASE) Founder’s Day held on January 25 at the college campus in Passley Gardens, Portland.St. Lucia’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Ezechiel Junior Joseph, in his remarks, said Jamaica’s agriculture programme is “moving in the right direction.”Mr. Joseph, who is a CASE alumnus, pointed to the need for the sharing of experiences, ideas and policies, aimed at strengthening the regional agricultural industry.He noted that the hospitality sector provides an excellent opportunity to establish linkages for the growth of the sector. “When tourism grows, it is an opportunity for our farmers,” Mr. Joseph said.Meanwhile, President of CASE, Dr. Derrick Deslandes, said the institution is ensuring that its programmes are in keeping with the needs of the country’s agricultural sector.last_img read more

Debt burden and BRI

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping will have to hard sell BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) in the 2nd Forum, concluding today in Beijing. BRI envisages massive investment in infrastructure, encompassing marine, rail and road projects across 65 countries from Asian to Europe and Africa, that collectively account for 30 per cent of global GDP. BRI was expected to emerge as a fulcrum to the global economic and political landscape, under Chinese hegemony. However, fear of debt trap for smaller and weaker nations looms large. Further, in the light of the US-China trade war, BRI is losing the steam. Many of the debt-laden countries are scaling down their projects under BRI and some are feared for losing their political sovereignty. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe fallacy of the debt trap lies with China luring small and weaker nations with massive loans in the name of infrastructure development. And, when their debt is not paid, it captures their land and resources. It violates the global norms for a development loan, as it leaves little room for debt relief. Observers and analysts accused China of playing a game of bully with “debt diplomacy”. Certain projects become dormant despite the huge investment. According to the Washington Post, some projects with big investment make no economic sense. In Sri Lanka, Chinese loan was spent in the designated airport to handle a million passengers in a year. Now, it has been dubbed as one of the emptiest airports. Also Read – Insider threat managementThe harsh critic of BRI is Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahatir Mohammad, who demanded re-negotiation of East Coast Rail Link project with Chinese financial support. The project was approved by the previous government. The present government reduced the scope and cost of the project by a third. His Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry accused over-pricing, which created a financial burden on the government. Joining the stream was Pakistan, who recently cancelled Rahim Yar Khan power project, which was part of BRI. It has cut the size of Belt and Road project by US$ 2 billion. The Railway Minister Rashid said that “Pakistan is a poor country that cannot afford huge debt burden” Sri Lanka has already sunk in the debt trap. Its Hambantota Port was taken over by China for a 99-year lease on account of Sri Lanka’s failure to repay the loan. Myanmar announced that it was wishing to scale down the Kyaukpyu Port project. In the Maldives, the ratio of debt to GDP sparked to 70 per cent, believed to be due to BRI. In August 2018, President of Maldives Abdul Yameen inaugurated Chinese–built bridge connecting two islands in the archipelago. One month later, Yameen was voted out and the new government began decoding the mountain of the debt burden. Yameen, a close friend of China, borrowed heavily from Beijing to build a new runway for the airport, housing development and hospitals and a long “China-Maldives- Friendship Bridge”. A study by the Centre for Global Development portrays eight nations vulnerable to Chinese debt trap under BRI. They are mostly African and Eurasia countries, and Pakistan. India is not a party to BRI. It suspected the project is a smokescreen, which China is using to siege strategic control on the Indian Ocean. Nevertheless, it poses a big challenge to India to increase hobnobing with its neighbours and friends in Africa. The Chinese debt trap leads to loss of financial sovereignty of these countries. Debts are turning into equity and finally, ownership goes to China. This will weaken trade opportunities between India and its neighbours, some of ASEAN nations and African countries. The growing burden of debt will give more opportunities to China to dominate the terms for trade and investment with the debt-ridden countries. SAFTA (South Asia Free Trade Area) and ASEAN are the cases in point. It will be a new turf for Chinese backdoor entry to India through Bangladesh and Nepal and some ASEAN members. The surge in debt burden will increase India’s vulnerability in the emerging trade block, say RCEP (Regional Cooperation for Economic Partnership). The countries which are currently suspected to fall prey to the debt trap are members of RCEP such as Malaysia, Laos, and Myanmar. China is the biggest stakeholder in RCEP, which includes ASEAN 10 + 6 (China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, and India). At present, India has a trade deficit with RCEP, which is mainly due to China. Given China’s predominance in RCEP, the major concern for India is the trade expansion with debt-laden countries, who are likely to lose trade sovereignty. It will provide a leeway to China for its backdoor entry into India. Apart from trade vulnerability, the debt trap will escalate security concerns. The growing debt burden, which will rip the political sovereignty of India’s neighbours, is feared to escalate security concerns. The acquisition of Hambantota Port in Sri Lank by China is a case in point, where security vulnerability will rise with Chinese aggression in the Indian Ocean. The port is likely to be used for China’s military base, as is suspected. Given the deceleration of BRI rhetoric in the wake of rising debt burden for smaller and weaker nations and the trade war between US and China, which hardly foresees cease-fire in the near term, it is imperative for China to reinvent the project. In light of this, India needs a constant watch and dialogue with debt-laden countries from the perspectives of trade expansion and deepening political relations with these countries. 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Celtics Restore Order With Big Win In Philly

Paul Pierce was stellar for Boston.Just maybe all the talk about how old and decrepit the Boston Celtics are actually does inspire the crafty veterans. For, again, just when they looked too slow to keep pace with the younger, more athletic Philadelphia 76ers, they rallied around their savvy and experience and clobbered them Wednesday night.Sixteen-year veteran Kevin Garnett had 27 points and 13 rebounds as Boston made mince meat out of the Sixers, pounding them 107-91 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. The Celtics recaptured the home-court advantage, leading the series now 2-1.”We just wanted to come out and establish who we are as a team,” said all-star forward Paul Pierce, who scored 24 points, 13 rebounds and back-to-back power dunks, despite playing on a creaky knee.Coach Doc Rivers said point guard Rajon Rondo established a victorious mindset at the morning shootaround, hours before the game. Rondo was focus and serious, and it carried over to his play. He had 23 points and 14 assists (and just one turnover).Garnett scored 13 of Boston’s 32 points in the second quarter as the Celtics gained separation. The first two games were each decided by one point. Not Wednesday. Garnett assured Boston would have an easy time of the Sixers, who just seemed overwhelmed by Boston’s execution and determination.Philadelphia got outrebounded by 11 and shot just 40 per cent from the floor. They get a chance to even the series in Game 4 on Friday. read more

Ohio States Devin Smith electrifies Buckeye offense

OSU senior wide receiver Devin Smith attempts to catch a pass during a game against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Aug. 30. Smith finished with 94 yards receiving on the day and one touchdown.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn the last four years, senior wide receiver Devin Smith has made his mark on Ohio State football history.From the game-winning catch against Wisconsin in 2011, to his 80-yard, go-ahead score Saturday against Navy, Smith seems to have a knack for making things happen.His score against Navy put the Buckeyes up for the remainder of the game, something he said he believes helped electrify the offense.“We had a slow start, and we were just trying to find ourselves,” Smith said Monday. “We had a few good plays leading up to that … Coach (Urban) Meyer took the shot and we executed very well.”Meyer, who named Smith as one of the OSU offensive champions of the week, said the wide receiver is one of the most explosive players he has ever coached.“I want to say one of the best (deep) ball players we’ve ever had. He adjusts so well to the ball,” Meyer said Monday. “He caught someone said 18 or 19 touchdowns, average (more than) 40 yards per catch on a touchdown. That’s unique. Extremely fast. Tracks the ball down very well.”Wide receivers coach Zach Smith said he thinks Devin Smith’s ability to beat defenses deep is a luxury, especially when the offense is able to run the football.“At some point, they (opposing defenses) have to decide what they are going to be weak at. Whether they are going to play softer and give you the underneath routes, or if they are going to tighten down to stop the slow, painful death and now they are susceptible to the deep shot,” Zach Smith said. “They have to pick their poison on a kid like that.”Zach Smith said Devin Smith’s speed isn’t the only thing that makes the senior wide receiver a threat.“Obviously he has elite speed which is probably the first skill you need, but he has an uncanny ability to track a football and he has really good ball skills on the deep ball,” Zach Smith said.Devin Smith — who has scored go-ahead or game-winning touchdowns against Wisconsin (2011,2013), Michigan State (2012), Iowa (2013) and now Navy, and holds the record for longest play from the line of scrimmage in school history with a 90-yard scoring catch against California (2013) — said he is just doing what he’s told to do to be successful.“Whenever coaches need me, I’m going to do my part and do everything I can to make that play for the football team,” Devin Smith said. “It is all about just trusting in my training and believing in the coaches and them believing in me.”Devin Smith entered his senior season with 1,572 career receiving yards and 18 touchdowns before adding 94 yards and a score against Navy. In comparison, former Buckeye speedster and current Arizona Cardinal Ted Ginn, Jr., totaled 1,943 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns during his three years in Columbus.Although Devin Smith excels at the long ball, coach Smith said the Massillon, Ohio, native could improve in other areas, particularly being more productive in the short-to-intermediate passing game.“That is one of the things that he was really committed to in the spring and in training camp when he was out there is becoming a more complete receiver,” coach Smith said. “That is a battle that everyone is fighting, and he has done a good job of that.”Devin Smith said the distinctive defense that Navy ran prevented him and the OSU offense from opening up the playbook, but added that when the Buckeyes dive into the offense deeper, people will see what he and the offense can do.“That is one thing we worked on all summer during practice and in the spring also,” he said. “It is a matter of time of just showing it. I think from now on, each and every game is going to be different, so you will get a chance to see different guys do different things.”While the Buckeyes are without senior quarterback Braxton Miller for the 2014 season after he tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder in late August, Meyer said the offense has to improve around redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett in order for the coaches to open up the playbook.“I think Barrett’s part of it. The offensive line is a big part of it. What can those guys do and what can they do well?” Meyer said. “We’re expecting them in next couple of weeks to be able to do it all well. It’s not just J.T. When we say expand the playbook, it’s for J.T. and it’s for the offensive line.”Devin Smith said that despite Barrett’s relative inexperience, he is confident the offense and Barrett will continue to produce.“He is very mature. He acts like he is a starter,” Devin Smith said of Barrett. “I know how hungry he is, you can see it every day when he practices. I think with how hard he works, he is going to do everything he can to help this football team.”Devin Smith and the rest of the Buckeyes are set to take on Virginia Tech on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

Unai Emery names Laurent Koscielny Arsenals main captain plus four Vice

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery has named one of his defenders Laurent Koscielny as his main captain, with Mesut Ozil listed as one of four vice-captains.Koscielny who is currently out with an ankle injury had captained Arsenal in place of Per Mertesacker last season. Mertesacker, on the other hand, retired from playing at the end of the campaign to take up the role of Arsenal’s academy manager.Following Arsenal’s Premier League defeat at home to Manchester City on Sunday, Emery has also named four vice-captains who will assist Laurent the main captain;Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.On the appointments, Emery said as quoted by Sky Sports:“The captain of this group is Laurent Koscielny, who is injured at the moment. After Laurent, our other captains are Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, and Granit Xhaka.“I want leaders in the team – every player at every time to have the capacity to show leadership, but these are the five players who have the possibility to be captain.”last_img read more

Rooney I want to become a coach next

first_imgWayne Rooney revealed that he’s already begun work on earning his coaching badges as he enters the final stage of his playing careerThe 33-year-old striker will make an unexpected England farewell appearance against the United States tonight at Wembley.Despite rumours linking him with a short-term loan move back to the Premier League, Rooney will then return to Washington – where he intends to see out the remainder of his career.While his form for DC United suggests that his playing days are far from over, even Rooney knows that time is not on his side.However, the Manchester United legend plans on remaining involved with football by returning to England as a coach.“It is something I am passionate about and I want to do,” Rooney told the United website.“Obviously, I need to complete my badges, which I am doing over in the States.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Hopefully, by the time I come back to England, I will have them completed and be in a position to accept or reject any offers I get.”While coaching is his preference, Rooney wouldn’t rule out working as a TV pundit in the future.Fellow United legends Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes have all taken up regular punditry roles.“I would prefer to give coaching or management a go,” said Rooney.“If it doesn’t work out then I am sure there would be opportunities to do TV and whatever feels right for you.”Rooney is contracted at DC until 2021 after joining the MLS club in June.The friendly at Wembley between England and the US will begin tonight at 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Rapid growth of ECommerce offers opportunity for region – Johnson Smith

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#United States, November 6, 2017 – Washington DC – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says the rapid pace of technological advancement and expansion of e-commerce globally provides opportunity for Latin American and Caribbean countries to increase trade and commercial ties and pursue their respective growth agendas.She was addressing a Regional Policy Dialogue on Trade and Integration convened by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at its headquarters in Washington DC on Wednesday (November 1).   The two-day meeting, which involved representatives of major corporations such as Google, United Parcel Service (UPS) and Walmart, looked at the obstacles to enhanced integration of the region and explored ways to deepen commercial ties among countries.Minister Johnson Smith said “closer cooperation with Latin America is one of the foreign policy priorities of the Government of Jamaica and, therefore, participation in the Regional Policy Dialogue is an important step to this end”.   The delegates agreed that digital trade and e-commerce are excellent avenues for the countries in the region to expand those links.Minister Johnson Smith pointed out that the Government has been taking steps to expand its digital footprint. She noted that Jamaica is the first Caribbean country to introduce an e-gov platform to facilitate improved connection with and service to citizens.The Minister took the opportunity to update the meeting on policy and legislative developments, which have enhanced Jamaica’s information and communications technology (ICT) framework to better enable the Government to use e-commerce as a vehicle to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs.The Regional Policy Dialogue on Trade and Integration also discussed preparations for the 11th Session of the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December.   While in Washington, Minister Johnson Smith also met with legislators on Capitol Hill on various policy issues.Jamaica’s delegation included Deputy Director, Foreign Trade Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Richard Brown; Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Jamaica, Marsha Coore Lobban; Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, Nicholette Williams; and Counsellor for Jamaica at the IDB, Arthur Williams.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

Pellegrini Yaya Toure not a priority for West Ham

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini coached Yaya Toure – a free agent after leaving Olympiakos – at Manchester City but says his position is already filled at the German club.Manuel Pellegrini says he spoke to Yaya Toure at the beginning of the season and praised the former Manchester City midfielder’s skills. He also said that he lost some of his ability in Greece and that Toure is not being considered for West Ham.“I spoke with Yaya at the beginning of the season,” Pellegrini said, according to FourFourTwo.“Yaya is a great player, a top player that plays in every part of the role.“I don’t know what happened with him in Greece.“But in this moment we are just thinking about the next game that we are going to play and I don’t want to talk until the end of December about the window and which players that we need.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“At this moment, I cannot answer your question. It’s not a priority as in that position we already have players.”Samir Nasri, who plays under Pellegrini at West Ham, also played alongside Yaya Toure at City when the Chilean coach was there.“Nasri is still working with us the whole month,” Pellegrini added.“The same as I said with Yaya, we are just thinking about the games rather than changes that we are going to do in January.“Of course he is working with us, he is doing well and we will decide in the correct moment.”last_img read more

Multiple people injured and three killed in smuggling attempt

first_img#CrestwoodIC [final] The IC has updated the injury count to 11 total patients:-5 minor injuries-3 major injuries-3 fatalitiesCommand has been terminated, the scene has been turned over to CHP. pic.twitter.com/RGK7Zu27y8— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) November 30, 2018The investigation into the smuggling incident is ongoing, and the Border Patrol is fully cooperating with the CHP in their investigation of the collision. Posted: November 29, 2018 Updated: 2:26 PM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsBOULEVARD (KUSI) – At least three people were killed and as many as 8 others injured late this afternoon when a truck being chased by border patrol agents crashed on Interstate 8 in the far southeastern reaches of San Diego County, authorities said.The fatal crash occurred on the westbound side of the freeway near Crestwood Road shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.A witness told authorities one of the involved vehicles had been traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph just prior to the crash, the CHP reported.There were 11 people in the truck; three people were killed, three suffered major injuries and five sustained minor injuries, according to Cal Fire, which reported that most, if not all of the survivors were taken to a hospital.According to CHP, the truck was being chased by border patrol agents and crashed after possibly running over a spike strip.Two of the victims were in the truck’s cab, a white Chevy Silverado, and the rest were riding in its bed, the station reported.The wreck left both westbound lanes of the freeway blocked in the area into the early evening, according to Cal Fire. November 29, 2018 Multiple people injured and three killed in smuggling attempt Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Two teens arrested accused of starting Carlsbad playground fire

first_imgTwo teens arrested accused of starting Carlsbad playground fire 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCARLSBAD (KUSI) – An arson fire damaged playground equipment Monday morning in Carlsbad, authorities said.The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 3:50 a.m. on playground equipment located between Saltgrass Avenue and Sweetwater Street, Carlsbad Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Chumbley said.The Carlsbad Fire Department and the Carlsbad Police Department will be conducting a joint investigation into the fire.The investigation lead to the arrest of two juvenile suspects, a 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, according to police.Firefighters arrived and found the playground equipment fully engulfed, Chumbley said.Crews knocked down the flames within 10 minutes and prevented the fire from spreading to other structures, Chumbley said. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 8, 2019last_img read more

Ft Benning Columbus Prepare for Loss of Brigade Combat Team

first_imgSeveral battalions from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team are preparing to depart from Fort Benning over the next four months as the Army trims its active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers by the end of fiscal 2018.Fort Benning had been slated to lose 3,400 personnel under the Army’s latest round of restructuring, but the Columbus, Ga., post now is expected to lose only 2,200 to 2,300 soldiers due to normal attrition and the Army’s decision not to staff another battalion that it planned to activate, reported the Ledger-Enquirer. The remaining personnel from the brigade combat team will be part of a new infantry battalion task force at the installation.“The majority of the soldiers that we have will be departing and moving on to other military posts,” said Col. Michael Simmering, commander of the 3rd Brigade. “They’ll be continuing their military careers. We do have, I’m guessing, about 400 or so that will [separate from the service] just out of a result of normal attrition from the Army. But there’s not a big push of shoving soldiers out of the Army. That’s a misconception by a lot of people,” Simmering said.For the Columbus region, the impact will amount to a loss of about 6,600 residents, when family members are included. Their departure will translate into the loss of $130 million in local sales, estimates the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.Over the Army’s two rounds of restructuring this decade, the region has fared relatively well, said Gary Jones, executive vice president of military affairs for the chamber. Fort Benning has accounted for only 1.8 percent of the 120,000 soldiers the Army will have eliminated from FY 2013 to 2018.“When the Army draws down 120,000 and our part is just 2,200, we have a great success story,” Jones said. “That says, ‘OK, did we take a disproportionate lick? Did we take a light lick? Did we take a heavy lick?’ We took a very light lick because you had some places that have lost more than brigades,” Jones said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

CHAMBER CORNER Learn About Wilmingtons Hair Designs

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week.  In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting Wilmington’s Hair Designs.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… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Michaela Klofac From AFLACIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”last_img read more

Apples new file size limit lets you download 200MB apps without WiFi

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? A new download limit has arrived. Apple With Apple’s WWDC 2019 right around the corner, the company has made a change to its App Store that could make downloading apps a bit easier. But those on limited data plans should be wary.Apple’s cellular download limits for apps increased this week from 150MB to 200MB in the App Store. The change was spotted earlier by 9to5Mac. This means users will not see a message telling them to connect to Wi-Fi to download apps below the new file size limit. The last time Apple changed the download limits was September 2017, bumping it up from 100MB to 150MB. It tends to make the change every few years as cellular data services improve, such as in 2012 when the jump from 3G to 4G spurred the company to increase the data limit to a whopping 50MB. With 5G networks currently being tested by T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, the iPhone maker seems to be prepping for the jump in speed coming. Apple didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.  Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it CNET Apps Today See All Best Buy See It Boost Mobile Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Sprint • Apple iPhone XS reading • Apple’s new file size limit lets you download 200MB apps without Wi-Fi $999 $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999center_img Share your voice 0 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mobile See It See it Post a comment 5G Sprint Applelast_img read more

Amazon pledges to fight homelessness in its headquarter cities

first_imgAmazon says its $8 million donation will “help offer additional housing and support services for our neighbors in need.” Getty images Amazon said Tuesday that it would donate $8 million to fight homelessness. Plymouth Housing in Washington will receive $5 million, and the Arlington Community Foundation will get $3 million. Both nonprofits are located in Amazon headquarter cities. In addition to the donation, Amazon will match employee contributions to the following charities up to $5 million through Sept. 30: Accelerator YMCA.AHC Inc.Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.A-SPAN.Bellwether Housing.Carpenter’s Shelter.Community Lodgings.Compass Housing Alliance.Cornerstones.Doorways.El Centro de la Raza.Facets.FareStart.Friendship Place.Hopelink.Mary’s Place.Plymouth Housing.Wellspring Family Services.Wesley Housing Development Corporation.YouthCare.The funds will help increase access to affordable housing for low-income families and veterans, according to Amazon. The nonprofits can use the money to create more housing units and add support services for community members in those regions. In Amazon’s release, Paul Lambros, CEO of Plymouth Housing, said Amazon’s initiative would help the nonprofit meet the immediate needs of thousands of people in the coming years. And Jennifer Owens, president and CEO of the Arlington Community Foundation, said, “Our veterans and working families deserve an appropriate standard of living that is healthy, safe and makes for a vibrant community. This gift is a great contribution toward that cause.”Jay Carney, senior vice president of Global Corporate Affairs at Amazon, said homelessness and affordable housing are real concerns in headquarter cities.”We believe this gift can help offer additional housing and support services for our neighbors in need. In addition, together with our employees, we will donate to nonprofits located in Washington state; Washington, DC; Maryland and Virginia, whose missions support affordable housing and people experiencing homelessness,” Carney said.Last month, MacKenzie Bezos signed the Giving Pledge, following her divorce from the Amazon CEO. The split would make MacKenzie Bezos one of the richest people in the world, worth about $37 billion. She plans to give away at least half of her fortune. To date, her soon-to-be-ex husband hasn’t signed the pledge. Last September, Jeff Bezos announced the charitable Bezos Day One Fund. The fund will initially focus on giving money to existing nonprofits that help homeless communities. Later, it’ll be geared toward creating a new network of top-tier preschools in low-income communities. In January, Microsoft also took strides to address homelessness. The company pledged $500 million to build low-cost homes in Seattle. The same month, Airbnb gave $2 million to aid homeless youth in San Francisco. Originally published June 11, 9:55 a.m. PT.Update, 11:21 a.m.: Adds more details.  Amazon 1:32 Amazon’s drones and robots want to take over your deliveries Share your voice 0center_img Post a comment Tags Tech Industry Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Did you know Salman Khan has given major number of debutants to

first_imgSalman KhanInstagramSalman Khan is not just a superstar in the industry for his acting but in real life too as he has often encouraged newer talents in Bollywood. Thus, many actor, actresses, music composers, and directors go to him at the beginning of their career.Salman has been a ‘Bhai’ to many in Bollywood and has a huge circle of friends. The actor, who has been consistently playing the lead hero since more than 31 years now, still holds his place among the top stars of the film industry with almost 100 percent success rate. The actor also mentors and launches several new faces in the industry.Let’s check out the number of people Salman has launched since the past couple of years.With his latest release, he introduced Pranutan and Zaheer Khan. Last year he introduced Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain with Loveyatri. Before that, the actor introduced Athiya Shetty and Suraj Pancholi with Hero, Daisy Shah in Jai Ho, Sonakshi Sinha with Dabbang, Zareen Khan in Veer, Sneha Ulla in Lucky: No Time for Love, Katrina Kaif in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Bhumika Chawla in Tere Naam, singer and music composer Armaan Malik and Amaal Malik. In future he will be launching Ashwami Majarekar in Dabaang 3 and Isabel Kaif in her upcoming film.The actor is currently busy with his upcoming film Bharat, in which he co-stars with Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani. Bharat has been shot in various locations such as Abu Dhabi, Malta and Punjab. The actors have in the past shared a number of pictures and video clips from the film’s shoot. For one of the shoots, the Wagah border in Punjab was recreated. The film will see Salman play multiple roles. Bharat is the official Hindi remake of 2014 Korean drama Ode to My Father.last_img read more

SoftBank adds to Alibaba sale bringing total to 10 billion

first_imgSoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) said on Friday it was selling a further $1.1 billion of its shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), bringing the total it has sold in the Chinese e-commerce company to $10 billion.Separately, SoftBank agreed to sell most of its remaining stake in mobile gaming company Gungho Online Entertainment (3765.T) back to the company for 73 billion yen ($685.38 million), Gungho said.SoftBank, Alibaba’s top shareholder, on Wednesday said it would sell at least $7.9 billion of shares in Alibaba. That marks SoftBank’s first sale of shares in the Chinese company since it began investing in Alibaba in 2000. The two companies said they would maintain a strategic partnership.SoftBank said it was exercising a greenshoe option to sell more shares in Alibaba. SoftBank, which invests in telecoms and internet companies, sold more shares because of strong demand, a spokesman said.The sale is expected to help reduce debt at Softbank, which also holds a majority stake in U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp (S.N). Sprint is loss-making and has embarked on a cost-cutting drive.Singapore state funds bought $1 billion of Alibaba shares in part of the SoftBank sale, Alibaba said on Wednesday.last_img read more

Six killed in suicide bombing at Pakistani shrine

first_imgLocatoin of Baluchistan. Reuters File PhotoA suicide bombing at a shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday killed six people and left many wounded, a provincial government spokesman said.“It was a suicide blast and a police constable was also killed in the blast,” Baluchistan spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar told Reuters.He added that the constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine.last_img