December 3

Three-way contest in Patiala

first_imgIn Punjab’s Patiala — the home town of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh — the Congress candidate, former Union Minister Preneet Kaur, is embroiled in a battle to reclaim the party’s lost turf as the seat is set for a triangular electoral contest in the upcoming parliamentary poll slated for May 19.Ms. Kaur, wife of Capt. Amarinder, tasted bitter defeat at the hands of Aam Aadmi Party’s Dharamvira Gandhi in 2014 Lok Sabha poll; Mr. Gandhi had won the Patiala seat by a margin of around 21,000 votes. Ms. Kaur had won from Patiala on the previous three occasions — in 1999, 2004 and 2009.On Friday, her husband accompanied Ms. Kaur as she filed her nomination papers for the electoral contest. Patiala, which has traditionally seen a fight between the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal, this time is witnessing a triangular contest with Mr. Gandhi, the AAP rebel, fighting as a joint candidate of the Punjab Democratic Alliance. The Akali Dal has announced former Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra as its candidate.Ms. Kaur expressed confidence that the Congress will register an impressive win not just in Patiala but across Punjab. “There is no Modi or Sukhbir Badal wave and Congress is set to win across the State. The mood in Punjab was completely changed from what it was in 2014,” she told reporters. “The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has failed to keep its promises. The Congress, on the other hand, has been working for the development of Punjab and people are appreciating the good work,” she added. At her meetings and rallies, Ms. Kaur has been targeting the SAD-BJP for their “misrule” in the State during their 10-year-long regime. Mr. Rakhra, the Akali Dal candidate, also filed his nomination and hit out at the Congress, alleging that “empty promises” by the ruling Congress have exposed the party. He said that the Congress government in the State has “betrayed” the people as promises made by the party during the 2017 Assembly election campaign have not been fulfilled. Grassroots campaignMr. Gandhi, the sitting MP, who had floated his own political outfit, Nawan Punjab Party, had filed his nomination on Thursday and has started a door-to-door campaign instead of focusing on big rallies to garner votes. “People have seen my work and now they can compare it with that of previous MPs,” Mr. Gandhi told The Hindu.The AAP candidate, Neena Mittal, has also filed her nomination from Patiala.last_img read more

November 26

Formula One: Valtteri Bottas to Stay on With Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes

first_imgSpa-Francorchamps: Valtteri Bottas will remain as world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes partner for the 2020 Formula One season, the team said Thursday, ending speculation about the driver’s future.”Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today confirmed that it has exercised its option with Valtteri Bottas for the 2020 Formula One season,” the German team said in a statement. Since he joined the team in 2017 Finland’s Bottas, aged 30, has won five grand prix and is currently second in the world championship standings behind Hamilton.2020 📝✔️Very happy to announce my contract with @MercedesAMGF1 for 2020 🔥 @F1📸 @paulripke— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) August 29, 2019 “I am very happy and proud to be part of the team for a fourth season and wish to thank every team member and the board of Mercedes for their trust and belief in me,” Bottas said.”My overall target is to become Formula One world champion. I believe that on paper, and from my experience with the team, Mercedes is the best option for me to achieve that goal in 2020.””There’s no other seat I’d want to be in!” 👊 @ValtteriBottas on today’s big news! 👏😁#VB77 #BottasAnnounced— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) August 29, 2019 Team boss Toto Wolff said 2019 was Bottas’s best ever season, but “he is hungry for more and determined to keep on improving and raising his level. That’s the mindset we want from all our team members.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. F1formula onelewis hamiltonmercedes First Published: August 29, 2019, 5:55 PM ISTlast_img read more

November 26

Anurag Thakur set to take over as BCCI president

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur is all set to be elected as the new president of the Indian cricket board in Mumbai on May 22.According to a report in The Times of India, Thakur will replace former president Shashank Manohar, who last week became the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).The report also said that if Thakur is named the new president, Ajay Shirke will most probably become the next BCCI secretary.BCCI has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 22 in Mumbai to elect its new president following Manohar’s resignation.Manohar’s exit from the top post on May 11 barely seven months into his tenure has necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body.According to BCCI rules, a SGM has to be convened within 15 days, apprising the members of the current situation.last_img read more

November 25

Sports Wrap: Roger Federer angry, Serena Williams targets history at Wimbledon and more

first_imgI’m really angry with myself, says FedererRoger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title was cut short in the semifinals by Milos Raonic.History calls as Serena and Kerber face off in Wimbledon final The showdown will see world number one Williams try to equal Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles, while Kerber will seek to become the first German woman to lift the Wimbledon singles crown since her idol Graf 20 years ago.World No. 2 golfer Dustin Johnson skips Rio Olympics with Zika concerns Dustin Johnson joins world number one Jason Day, fourth-ranked Rory McIlroy and world number eight Adam Scott as top 10 golfers who have opted out of the Rio Olympics.Wales welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of fans Featuring in a major tournament for the first time since the 1958 World Cup, Wales exceeded all expectations by reaching the semi-finals in France before being knocked out by Portugal.Philander continues route back from freak injuryFast bowler Vernon Philander has been sidelined since November after damaging ankle ligaments playing a warm-up game of soccer during South Africa’s tour of India.last_img read more

November 19

‘Getting carried away with England no bad thing’

first_imgGetting carried away with England is “not such a bad thing” after the Three Lions beat Croatia to progress to the Nations League semi-final, according to Gary Neville.England scored twice in the final 12 minutes at Wembley to overturn a one-goal deficit and leapfrog Croatia and Spain to win the group, thus advancing to the last four of the inaugural edition of the tournament to be played in Portugal in June.England had looked set to be relegated from the Nations League top flight when Andrej Kramaric’s goal gave the visitors a 1-0 lead midway through the second half, before goals from Jesse Lingard and an 85th-minute winner from Harry Kane turned the game and helped Gareth Southgate’s side avenge last summer’s World Cup semi-final defeat. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “For so long there has been doom and gloom and low expectation,” Neville told Sky Sports.“Getting carried away with England is not such a bad thing considering where we have been for the last 15-20 years.“There has always been high expectation and then disappointment. There was low expectation going into the summer and now we are achieving things.”England’s game against Croatia in Moscow in July was the first time the Three Lions had appeared in a major tournament semi-final since the European Championships of 1996 were played on home soil, but victory at Wembley leaves the team looking forward to a second last-four outing in under a year.”After Euro 96 there was a feeling of ‘will you ever get back to this moment again and give yourself that opportunity’, but these players look desperate to create that moment in that careers again,” said Neville.“It’s difficult, you have to wait two years to get there, but they look like they are building towards the European Championship. We are on the right track and that’s important.”England will be joined in the final rounds of the Nations League next summer by hosts Portugal and one each from either Belgium or Switzerland and France or the Netherlands.Topping the group also means a guaranteed play-off place in qualifying for the Euro 2020 finals, although England can secure an automatic place at the finals by topping their group when qualifying begins properly in 2019.last_img read more

October 28

10 months agoSolskjaer excited to lead Man Utd at Old Trafford for first time

first_imgSolskjaer excited to lead Man Utd at Old Trafford for first timeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits it will be a special moment when he leads the team against Huddersfield at Old Trafford tomorrow.Solskjaer’s managerial stint is off to a fabulous start with the 5-1 victory at Cardiff City last weekend.He said, “Of course, you try to keep your emotions in check. I’m there to do a job, I’ve got to be focused. It’s not easy, I don’t think it will be easy but I’m looking forward to it. I think the boys are looking forward to playing at Old Trafford. That’s the key. We should be looking forward to playing there. I was sat next to Rene Meulensteen as a coach in a Reserves-team game there once, and I was there with Cardiff, but, of course, it will be special.”You can never set the bar too high. They [the players] are setting the standards. The players that play for this club, they’ve got high standards to live up to and, Saturday, it was not like they’ve outperformed themselves because you cannot outperform yourself. We want to look at this game, evaluate and look at a few clips. We can be better, we can understand each other better, so it will be good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 12

Progress seen on debt, spending talks

WASHINGTON — The top Republican in the House says congressional negotiators are making progress on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government’s borrowing limit.Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said “we’re making progress” as he rushed out of a two-hour session exploring a potential agreement to increase spending “caps” that threaten to hit the Pentagon and other federal agencies with budget cuts averaging 10 per cent.It was the first meeting of top administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, with the top four leaders of Congress on the topics. They are returning for a second session later Tuesday.Efforts to raise the spending caps and government’s borrowing limit are often linked together to move them through Congress.Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press read more

October 7

GDPR A Boring but Important Update

GDPR 102: Implementing the DPR Role Gary Audin July 05, 2019 Sorting out the complexity involved with employing a data protection representative On July 9, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) — the highest court in Europe — heard arguments challenging the validity of two key elements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect in May 2018: standard contractual clauses (SCC) and the Privacy Shield framework. One of the most compelling elements of the “Schrems I” case is that the American legislation not only allowed for the transfer of generalized content information, but also provided no legal remedies for residents of the EU to access, edit, or delete their own private information. One other critical kicker — as a direct result of Edward Snowden’s revelations, it became clear that, according to an article in the Irish Times last week, guaranteed “EU protections didn’t apply to national security agencies conducting mass surveillance [that] indiscriminately swept up data from technology and social media companies.” If the court invalidates one or both of these essential provisions, businesses on the western side of the Atlantic will need to be ready to spring into action addressing what will amount to a seismic shift in how data that originates on the eastern side of the Atlantic and makes its way westward for processing is handled and protected. I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but the court’s determinations could have a profound effect on how business is done, particularly because if the CJEU decides to invalidate either provision, its determinations will not only be effective immediately, but also be retroactive, thus requiring immediate changes in process. The risk of non-compliance allows for potentially crippling financial penalties as defined in the original GDPR. As a result of the Schrems I decision, the European Commission created the SCCs, putting in place a more rigorous regulatory structure than previously existed to “legitimize” the international transfer of personal data. At the same time, the European Commission and the Swiss Administration worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce to “provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.” The result, Privacy Shield, was to replace the former self-certifying Safe Harbor provisions that had been in place up to this time. See All in Privacy & Compliance » While the case names Facebook as a party, the implications of a decision will be much more far reaching than just the social networking giant. The decision will change how EU citizens’ data is to be protected, and how American — and other — enterprises must handle, store, and process the data that each receives. The SCC is a collection of three standard template contractual clauses, approved by the European Commission, that exist between data exporters and importers. Currently, two of these clauses exist to address transfers to controllers (those organizations that determine the purposes and means of processing personal data); the third covers transfers to processors (those organizations processing personal data on behalf of controllers). (For more information on these definitions, see my first GDPR article for No Jitter, “Get Ready for GDPR.”) Privacy Shield allows the lawful transfer of personal data from companies within the EU to U.S. businesses that self-certify compliance with certain privacy principles. The U.S. Department of Commerce oversees Privacy Shield. The Current CaseMax Schrems is an Austria-based privacy advocate and lawyer who filed a complaint in 2013 with the Irish regulator against Facebook’s Irish subsidiary claiming that his personal data — along with that of other EU citizens — had been transferred to U.S.-based Facebook servers for processing in violation of his rights. The Irish regulators referred the case to the CJEU, which sided with Schrems in 2015, claiming that the existing Safe Harbor framework in which U.S.-based entities self-certified that they were providing sufficient protection in fact did NOT meet the EU-required levels of protection for confidential information. The underlying tenet of the GDPR rules is that personal data belongs to the person and that third parties are obligated to respect that ownership. Within the EU, privacy is considered a human right, which creates a much higher standard for the protection of individually identifiable information than exists in North America and many other places in the world. Sadly, the European Commission has deemed but a few assessed countries as providing adequate protection pursuant to the GDPR requirements. As such, the EU-based exporter of data must identify and use a relevant compliance mechanism to ensure that the transfer doesn’t breach GDPR. And that’s before the data actually goes anywhere. Once it leaves the boundaries of the EU, the obligations kick in. Planning for the UnknownAn initial decision in the Schrems II case is expected within six months. Although appeals are expected, the bottom line remains that enterprises having access to personal data belonging to EU citizens should be planning now to change course, if necessary, if and when the courts determine that Schrems is right and that neither the previously approved SSCs nor the Privacy Shield framework are doing the job. Log in or register to post comments Schrems II, argued most recently by the CJEU this month, both extends and refines the issues that exist between EU-to-U.S. data transfers. In this most recent case, Schrems, on his own behalf and on behalf of millions of EU citizens, has challenged the validity of both the SCCs and Privacy Shield for failure to provide the security that EU citizens see as a fundamental right. Again, the essential problem is the underlying incompatibility between the EU’s near-absolute privacy protection of its citizens and existing American laws regarding both the retention of — and government access to — such personal data. More specifically, though, another question before the CJEU is whether the alleged power of entities (read: NSA, CIA) within the U.S. to carry out mass surveillance of EU citizens’ data without providing meaningful legal redress by such individuals violates both the letter and spirit of the rules. Privacy Matters: Enterprises at an Inflection Point Dave Michels July 29, 2019 Our digital breadcrumbs are all over enterprise communications and collaboration apps. What will become of all this data? data privacy.jpg Privacy by Degree Martha Buyer September 19, 2019 Some thoughts on privacy rights in the U.S., and the implications of impending privacy legislation The best advice to enterprise consumers that receive data from EU citizens is to start thinking now to be prepared in the event that the CJEU determines that the current strictures are insufficient to protect personal information. As I mentioned above, if the court goes this way, the decision is likely not only to take effect immediately, but retroactively, thus posing the potential to thwart essential data transfers immediately. I hardly think of myself as a Chicken Little type, and maybe this will be a Y2K-like non-problem, but maybe not, and I wouldn’t want any of my clients to take that chance. The consequences for inaction could be overwhelming.Tags:News & ViewsGDPRdata protectionPrivacy & ComplianceNews & ViewsRegulationSecurity Articles You Might Like The GDPR not only became effective across EU member countries, but in any country where personal data belonging to any EU citizens, regardless of present location, originates. In other words, any personal data belonging to a citizen of the EU that is stored, processed, or retained anywhere in the world since May 25, 2018, is subject to the GDPR’s reach. (The phrase “personal data” is defined as “any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier,” and includes an obviously broad array of information from government-issued ID information to IP addresses.) However, the crux of the problem — and it’s a biggie — is that American and EU standards with respect to privacy rules aren’t compatible. And I don’t mean they’re a little out of sync, but incompatible. Ouch. GDPR 101: What’s a Data Protection Representative? Gary Audin June 28, 2019 If you collect, process, or control EU citizen data, you need a data protection representative. GDPR, Year One Gary Audin May 24, 2019 Telemarketing, promotional emails, and video surveillance are among the most common complaints, the European Commission has found. In the event that the court invalidates either the SSCs or Privacy Shield — or both — the next likely step, which any company that has personally identifiable data from an EU citizen should be planning for now — is creation of binding corporate rules (BCRs) that EU-based entities must be compliant with when transferring personal data outside the EU. As spelled out by the European Commission, BCRs must include all general data protection principles and enforceable rights to ensure appropriate safeguards for said data transfers. In addition, they must be legally binding and enforced by every member of the group. EU companies must submit BCRs in advance to the appropriate data protection authority within the EU. read more

October 2

No room for complacency when survival of future generations is at stake

“After centuries of neglect, fighting climate change is complex and expensive,” said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, underlining the need for all countries to fulfil their respective commitments. “I am optimistic that we will be able to prevent the worst effects of climate change. But for that we must work together.” Underscoring the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he highlighted that poverty eradication is a critical component of all 17 Goals, and that while the endeavour is a complex challenge, it is possible with concerted effort. The Prime Minister also spoke on the challenges posed by terrorism, as well as threats to international peace and security, and urged all countries to contribute to making the world a safer place. Also in his address, the Mister Tobgay noted the reform initiatives by Secretary-General António Guterres and urged all UN Member States to support those measures. He also highlighted the ‘gross national happiness’ approach to development adopted by Bhutan as well as efforts to strengthen democracy in the nation.Full statement available here read more

September 21

Explainer Why China could be set for a showdown with the US

first_img Image: Ahn Young-joon AP/Press Association Images 19,050 Views Short URL Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue. By Sean Murray 50 Comments Jan 29th 2017, 8:45 AM As for oil and gas exploration activities, our consistent position is that we are opposed to any country engaging in oil and gas exploration and development activities in waters under China’s jurisdiction.Why is America involved?Officially, the United States disagrees with China’s claims in the South China Sea, but it has maintained diplomatic ties with the country in recent decades, ever since Richard Nixon visited the communist country.Under President Barack Obama’s administration, Washington insisted it was neutral on the question of sovereignty over the islets, reefs and shoals.In December, Donald Trump broke a four decade stance of US policy by suggesting that Washington’s “One China” stance would be reviewed under his presidency, as well as calling the Taiwanese President to offer his support. Trump signing an order to eradicate the TPP trade deal Source: Evan Vucci AP/Press AssociationIn recent months, Taiwan was warned its closest ally, the US, of the increasing threat of china. Last week, the Taiwanese military forces were seen conducting military exercises.Its defence minister said: ”The threat from our enemy is increasing day by day. We need to maintain combat vigilance at any time.”Before leaving office, however, Obama warned Trump against provoking China.He said: “The idea of One China is at the heart of their conception as a nation.And so if you are going to upend this understanding, you have to have thought through what the consequences are, because the Chinese will not treat that the way they’ll treat some other issues.He warned that their actions could be “very significant”.What happens now?Sean Spicer may have made headlines at the weekend for his wild claims on crowd numbers at Trump’s inauguration, but the new White House press secretary expressed strong rhetoric on this issue.This week, he said that the US “is going to make sure we protect our interests” in the South China Sea.“If those islands are, in fact, in international waters and not part of China proper, yeah, we’ll make sure we defend international interests from being taken over by one country,” he said.Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said last week China’s access to the islands might be blocked – raising the prospect of a military confrontation.For its part, China was quick to hit back against this new US stance, with a foreign ministry spokesperson saying that the “United States is not a party to the South China Sea issue”. A US navy chief visiting Chinese navy headquarters in Beijing in July 2016 Source: Ng Han Guan AP/Press Association ImagesThe spokesperson said that said said China “firmly upholds freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea in accordance with international law” and urged the US to “fully respect the efforts of regional countries to safeguard peace and stability”.This week, a leading Chinese newspaper, The Global Times, called for the country to expand its nuclear arsenal to “force the US to respect it”.They said that Beijing’s nuclear forces “must be so strong that no country would dare launch a military showdown” with it.With reporting from AFP.Read: Here are the policy decisions Donald Trump made yesterdayRead: An awful lot of Irish people are feeling less positive about the world following Trump’s inauguration Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 8:45 AM Share Tweet Email1 A Vietnamese protester showing a map marked “No” on the area that China claims. A Vietnamese protester showing a map marked “No” on the area that China claims. Image: Ahn Young-joon AP/Press Association Images LAST JULY, AN international tribunal made a landmark ruling against China over their historical claim to territory in the South China Sea.The world’s most populous nation claims sovereignty over the majority of the region east of Vietnam, north of Malaysia and west of the Philippines.Within this territory is the island of Taiwan, as well as areas of sea claimed by China’s closest neighbours.At the time of the ruling, China rejected the verdict from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.Chinese state media have said Beijing will not take a “single step back” after the ruling, and President Xi Jinping said around that time that China would never compromise on sovereignty, adding: “We are not afraid of trouble.” Source: Shutterstock/Gabriel BostanSo where do China’s claims come from?China’s claims to the area, called the “nine dash line”, were first enshrined in a map drawn in the 1940s with a nine-dash line stretching south from China and encircling almost all of the sea, although it says Chinese fishermen have been using it for centuries.To bolster its position it has rapidly turned reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes.It has held naval drills between the Paracels and the southern Chinese island of Hainan recent months. The view of the South China Sea, looking out from Hong Kong Source: Shutterstock/Marisa EstivillA minor diplomatic incident occurred back in 2011, when an Indian naval vessel entered what the Chinese consider its national waters, with a view to exploring oil and gas exploration activities.At the time, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said: “China enjoys indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea and the island. China’s stand is based on historical facts and international law.“China’s sovereign rights and positions are formed in the course of history and this position has been held by Chinese Government for long. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 21

The 9 at 9 Friday

first_img Apr 7th 2017, 7:55 AM Short URL Friday 7 Apr 2017, 7:55 AM Image: Shutterstock/Magdanatka Share Tweet Email No Comments EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #SYRIA: US President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on a Syrian air base overnight.2. #RUSSIAN REACTION: Russian President Vladimir Putin called the airstrike “aggression against a sovereign state”.3. #LIFFEY: Three people were rescued from the River Liffey overnight.4. #DRIVE ON: Talks aimed at ending the impasse at Bus Éireann went on through the night, but there is no sign of a breakthrough.5. #WATER: The row on water charges rumbles on, with a letter sent by Simon Coveney to the chairman of the water committee being made public.6. #CANCER BATTLE: An Irish woman is trying to raise funds for the best drug for her form of cancer because it’s not available to her here in Ireland.7. #FENNELLY REPORT: The fallout from the publishing of the Fennelly Report continues today. Here’s why phone lines were recorded at Garda stations for so long.8. #VITAMIN D: A new study has shown that there is enough sunshine in Ireland over the winter months – even if it doesn’t feel like it.9. #WESTMINSTER: A woman injured in last month’s Westminster attack has died. Image: Shutterstock/Magdanatka The 9 at 9: Friday Here’s what you need to know as we start Friday. By Paul Hosford 8,057 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 17

Former DA Bonnie Dumanis files paperwork for run at Board of Supervisors

first_img KUSI Newsroom, September 6, 2017 Former DA Bonnie Dumanis files paperwork for run at Board of Supervisors SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis ended months of speculation by filing paperwork announcing her intention to run for the county Board of Supervisors.Dumanis, a Republican, resigned in July after nearly 15 years as the county’s district attorney, but months before her resignation, she sent a letter to her office staff in which she said she was considering running for the Board of Supervisors.”To be clear, I have not decided if I will be a candidate or not,” Dumanis wrote in an April letter, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I believe my experience, and the critical role that the Board plays in public safety and policy issues, would make me an effective member.”She said in that letter that part of her reason for resigning as district attorney was to “explore my potential candidacy.”On Tuesday, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office processed two forms filed by the 65-year-old Dumanis: her candidate intention statement and a statement of organization for the “Bonnie Dumanis for Supervisor 2018” committee. April Boling, board chair of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority and a self-described taxpayer watchdog, was listed as the committee’s treasurer.Dumanis is vying to replace Ron Roberts, who has served on the Board of Supervisors since 1994 but is leaving office due to term limits. The district has nearly twice as many registered Democrats than Republicans.Dumanis adds another big name to a growing field of candidates looking to replace Roberts that already includes former state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, a Republican-turned-Democrat who is married to state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. Both Fletcher and Dumanis launched unsuccessful mayoral campaigns in the past.The others who have announced they’ll run include attorney Omar Passons and retired San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Deputy Chief Ken Malbrough, both Democrats, and real estate adviser Marcia Nordstrom, a Republican.Dumanis, who was also a deputy district attorney and judge, beat out incumbent Paul Pfingst to win election as district attorney in 2002, becoming the first openly gay head prosecutor in the country. She was re-elected three times, running unopposed in 2006 and 2010 and prevailing in the 2014 primary.  Posted: September 6, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

September 6

Rice cookers gifted to Anganwadis

first_imgUppal: Division TRS leaders, activists and well-wishers celebrated the birthday of MLA Bethi Subhash Reddy by conducting several service programmes. Subhash Reddy participated in the celebrations held by senior TRS senior leader from Ramanthapur Sarwababu Yadav and distributed rice cookers to 21 Anganwadi schools. On the occasion, Subhash Reddy said, “It’s happy to celebrate birthday in the midst of service-oriented programmes.” Corporator Bethi Swapna Reddy, Janampalli Venkateswar Reddy, Kumaraswamy, Gaddam Ravi, Sudhakar, Sammeta Naresh, Sampath, Shankar and Sarwababu Yadav youth sena members and activists attended programme.last_img read more

September 3

BNPs hints for joining polls make AL nervous Khosru

first_imgAmir KhosruBNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury on Saturday said the news of the BNP’s willingness to contest the next general elections has shaken the ‘nerve’ of the government.He also observed that the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has no scope to apprach the people seeking votes as every citizen of the country knows about its “misdeeds and wrongdoings”.“The people will resist any ill attempt of grabbing power through conspiracy or any farce in future,” the member of Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP’s) highest policy-making body said, speaking at a programme in Khulna.The local BNP organised the programme as part of the party’s nationwide campaign for collecting new members for the party and for renewal of the party membership.Khosru said there that Khaleda on her return from abroad will present the framework of an election-time supportive government before the nation.He, however, did not specify when Khaleda Zia would go abroad and return home.Claiming that an anti-government movement is ongoing, the BNP leader said the BNP presented its own proposal on every national issue and thus engaged people in that campaign.Speaking on the occasion, the BNP’s vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu said the government as well as the BNP-led 20-party alliance will join the next general elections. “And that election will be held under a supportive government.”last_img read more

August 18

Toyota recalls SUVs in Middle East fires reported

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Monday’s recall follows a bigger one last week covering 1.9 million Prius cars globally for a software problem and 294,000 vehicles in North and South America for a different software glitch. Models affected by the second software glitch were the RAV4 sport utility, Tacoma pickup and Lexus RX 350 luxury model.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories center_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories TOKYO (AP) – Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it is recalling 13,000 FJ Cruiser sport-utility vehicles, mostly in the Middle East, for fuel tubes that may overheat, melt and set off a gas leak.The automaker said five fires have been reported related to the defect. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths.The recall announced covers FJ Cruisers manufactured between October 2012 and January 2014.Some 10,180 of the vehicles are in the Middle East and 2,500 in Australia, with the rest in Africa and Panama. Comments   Share   last_img read more

August 18

AP NewsBreak EU to relocate 40000 immigrants within union

first_img Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top holiday drink recipes Sponsored Stories Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy corvette Sfinge at the Augusta harbor, near Siracusa, Sicily, Italy, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi) Top Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Earlier on Tuesday, the IOM urged the EU to accept far more than 20,000 asylum seekers.“The 20,000 quota is commendable. We’re glad for it,” IOM Director General William Lacy Swing told EU lawmakers, but he added that Europe “needs to go much, much further.”Swing said the “drivers of migration are such that large-scale migration is going to remain a mega-trend of our century.”He said the 20,000 migrant figure should serve as a starting point to “try to build a level of confidence” to go further.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The move comes as the number of desperate migrants crossing the Mediterranean to get to Europe continues to rise, with more than 80,000 landing so far this year. The International Organization for Migration estimates that 1,820 other migrants have died or gone missing on that journey.The influx has left countries like Italy, Greece, Malta, Germany and Sweden carrying the biggest burdens.Under the emergency relocation plan, which would have to be endorsed by member states and the European Parliament, countries “will receive 6,000 euros ($6,531) for each person relocated on their territories” from EU coffers, according to the document.Germany would accept the most asylum seekers over the two years — a total of 8,763 — while France would take in 6,752. Spain, which faces migration challenges of its own, would also take a significant share, accepting 4,288 people in need of international protection.The commission is also set to announce a proposal to resettle 20,000 people from outside the EU who have been identified as being in need of international protection. They would be shared among all 28 member states over the next two years based on a distribution index. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will seek to shift the migration burden away from Italy and Greece by relocating 40,000 asylum seekers to other EU countries, according to a draft document seen by The Associated Press Tuesday.The relocation proposal, to be unveiled by the EU’s executive Commission on Wednesday, would see new Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers shared among 23 of the 28 member countries over the next two years. Britain, Denmark and Ireland will not take part. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more

August 11

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The resurgent Arizona Cardinals, still basking in the afterglow of a 19-13 overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, face their biggest challenge yet against the newly minted NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.The Niners (10-2) may have iced their first NFC West crown in nine years, but there is still a lot at stake for San Francisco, who remains in the hunt for a first-round postseason bye. The Cardinals need a win against their division rivals to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. After an abysmal 1-6 start to the season, the Cardinals now have a pulse after going 4-1 since the start of November to inch to within two games of a wild card berth. Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke This weekend’s matchup seems to boil down to the battle between defenses. The Cardinals have a tall order before them, facing the league’s most feared “D” – who will surely be raring to go and ready to pounce.The Niners defense leads the NFL in points per game, allowing a mere 13.4 – a mark that is the best in franchise history. They are also the only team in the league to not allow a rushing TD.The Cardinals are well aware that the keys to this game will be to gain more rushing yardage while limiting turnovers.The last time these two teams faced each other in Week 11, the Cards turned the ball over a whopping five times in a 23-7 defeat.“You can’t do what we did. We gave them two early turnovers, field position,” head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “Our defense bailed us out but we never really got a chance to do anything offensively and that’s what’s going to be so critical for us.” Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald also acknowledged the importance of his team buckling down on turnovers.“You go back to the Monday Night Football game two years ago, we turned the ball over seven times,” Fitzgerald said. center_img Top Stories “We turned the ball over five times here at home and turned the ball over five times up there last time, so we have to give ourselves a fighting chance by not turning the football over.”And, while much has been made of the Niners sterling defense, Arizona’s has held its own as of late. Added Fitzgerald: “Our defense is playing good ball right now.”Good ball, indeed. The Cardinals had a season-high five sacks last week vs. the Cowboys. Whisenhunt credits his team’s ability to put more pressure on the quarterback, as well as not succumbing to one’s own personal goals.“Sometimes it’s about matchups, sometimes it’s the scheme of defense that you’re playing against your opponent,” Whisenhunt stated.“You’d like to think that it doesn’t matter, that we are going to be versatile enough that we can have those days where we get different guys with individual sacks but I know those guys are driven to get a whole bunch on their own,” he said. “I’m sure every one of those guys wants to get those five sacks for themselves.”There’s no question that everyone will be gunning for Niners quarterback Alex Smith, who has been sacked 34 times this season, but not once by Cardinals defenders in their first meeting this year. “Our goals aren’t to get sacks, it’s to get quarterback hits,” says defensive end Calais Campbell. “So, if we go out there and get quarterback hits, sacks are going to come.”Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to this story. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

August 11

Go back to the enewsletter

first_imgGo back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterScenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has confirmed the first sailing date for Scenic Eclipse has been amended to 13 April 2019, some nine months after its originally slated debut.The potential delivery delay was first flagged by LATTE on the originally planned launch date of Scenic Eclipse, on 31 August this year, due to ongoing strikes at the shipyard. At the time, Scenic founder and chairman, Glen Moroney, told LATTE: “Regardless of what happens, we will complete the ship and as it gets nearer to service entry, we are all very excited as it will deliver far more than out guests expect.”Today in a statement, the Australian-owned company said that due to the continuing financial issues at the Croatian shipyard and the resultant strike by specialist engine and systems commissioning workers, this part of the ship’s completion has been delayed.Scenic reaffirmed that it has been in constant contact with the shipyard, workers’ representatives and the government to ensure the completion of the ship as soon as possible.“Due to those efforts, more than 600 workers are still on board each weekday. The progress on the ship’s interiors and other areas of the final build stage have seen far less impact from the industrial action, and continue to progress at a good pace,” the company said.A specialist commissioning team returned to work progressively last week, however, it will not be possible to catch up the six weeks’ time lost due to strikes in this area. Scenic acknowledges the regrettable impact this has on guests and understands their disappointment at this change in sailing date.Scenic has committed to providing guests with a full refund for the cost of their Scenic Eclipse cruise and consideration of any other reasonable associated costs incurred with their travel plans. In addition, Scenic will provide all guests who rebook a Scenic Eclipse voyage a future cruise credit to the value of 25% of the cost of their rebooked cruise.A dedicated phone number for guests has begun reaching out to all guests and travel agents to provide details on the process of refunding, and offering an opportunity to apply the 25% discount to other voyages.In the meantime, Scenic has released a second time-lapse video, this time showing the painting of Scenic Eclipse. It follows an earlier video showcasing other stages of Eclipse’s production, released in August. Accompanying the new video (viewed below) on its Facebook page, Scenic said: “In spite of the very real challenges that the shipyard is facing, we continue to have a committed, expert workforce in the shipyard who are dedicated to completing Scenic Eclipse for the first cruise of April 2019.”last_img read more

August 9

Archbishop Chrysostomos turns 78

first_imgArchbishop Chrysostomos celebrated his 78th birthday on Wednesday with a church service attended by bishops after which he was visited by officials, friends and relatives at the Archbishopric in Nicosia.Among the guests was Nicosia Mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis whom the Archbishop presented with an icon to place in the new town hall, which opened for business recently.Last month, Chrysostomos announced his cancer was in remission and that he would be travelling to the UK this month for a checkup.The Church leader was diagnosed with liver cancer last year and underwent surgery and chemotherapy in August at a UK hospital.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more