The Anti-Narcotics Cell of Goa Crime Branch has filed three separate chargesheets against the three accused arrested for running a drug racket in north coastal belt of Goa in March this year.Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar, Crime Branch in-charge, Goa Police, said the Anti-Narcotics Cell filed the chargesheets in the District and Sessions Court on Monday.David Johnson, a British national, Yusuf Mohammad, a resident of Chennai, and Ganesh Pondir, hailing from Himachal Pradesh, have been charged under various sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.The Anti-Narcotics Cell arrested Mohammad from Anjuna village seized narcotics such as methamphetamine and LSD from his possession. Johnson was picked up from another location in Anjuna village. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine and ecstasy tablets were seized from his possession. Based on the interrogation of the two accused , the police arrested the third accused, Ganesh, from Arambol beach in Pernem taluk of North Goa for allegedly possessing charas.
Topics Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Favre left Nice, who finished eighth, two days ago and will return to the Bundesliga following successful spells at Hertha Berlin and Borussia Mönchengladbach. He led Hertha to a fourth-place finish in 2009 and then took Gladbach from the brink of relegation to fourth spot in 2012.“Signing Lucien Favre as coach is an important part of our sporting new start,” said Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc. “He is well-respected for his qualities which he has impressively proven at Hertha, Gladbach and recently Nice.”Dortmund, Bundesliga champions in 2011 and 2012, had expected to be contend for the title in the 2017-18 campaign but instead saw Bayern Munich once again become runaway champions. “To coach Borussia Dortmund is an attractive task that I am very happy to take on,” said Favre. “Now we will start working on the new team.” news Read more Share on WhatsApp Borussia Dortmund Share on Pinterest Nice Share on Twitter Lucien Favre has been confirmed as the new manager of Borussia Dortmund, taking the 60-year-old Swiss from French Ligue 1 club Nice with a two-year contract.Dortmund parted ways with Peter Stöger at the end of last season after they finished in fourth place, only just qualifying for the Champions League. His departure ended an inconsistent campaign that began with the Dutchman Peter Bosz in charge before he was sacked midway through the season. Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share on Messenger Pep Guardiola considers making move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt
England rugby union team Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Rugby World Cup 2019 features There were echoes in Sapporo of England’s opener four years ago against Fiji. Back then the bonus-point try did not come until the 80th minute, here with three and a half to go, but it may not have arrived at all save for a moment of individual brilliance from Jonathan Joseph. Just as when beginning their campaign against Pacific Islanders in 2015, England were scrappy. There were 14 handling errors and four early penalties against, including one for obstruction with Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola not on the same page. When it was given Eddie Jones appeared on the big screen, furiously banging his desk. Ultimately it is a case of job done, the kick-chase functioned well, there are no injury concerns and Tonga never looked like scoring a try. You could hardly blame the waves of neutral supporters who streamed through the exits well before full-time though.Referee’s caution helps him get big decisions rightGiven the added scrutiny on referees in the opening few days it was inevitable to see Paul Williams take his time over major decisions. He and the TMO Ben Skeen communicated well whenever Williams needed assistance and Williams made the correct decision when opting against reaching for his cards after Sione Kalamafoni’s tackle on Anthony Watson. The trouble is, the first half was nearly an hour long because Williams needed Skeen’s help on four occasions in the opening 40 minutes. Early matches four years ago were plagued by endless TMO reviews which, you sense, has played at least some part in referees preferring to try and let things flow in Japan. It is not easy but the key is striking the right balance. Williams erred on the side of caution given the heat coming World Rugby’s way and he was among the best performers on the pitch. Share on Facebook Tonga shackle Vunipola and leave their markIn the first half Billy Vunipola set off on one of his many runs – in total he made 12 – but was walloped backwards by Tonga’s openside flanker Zane Kapeli. It was notable because it was celebrated like a match-winning try by the Tonga bench given the player’s rich links to the country. The head coach, Toutai Kefu, had warned that Vunipola would be targeted – and the England No 8 said he was expecting as much in the buildup – and met the tackle with a wry smile. Vunipola did not have the kind of impact he would have wanted but he was well shackled by Tonga, who often doubled or tripled up on him. All in all Vunipola made 37 metres which does not sound a lot but they are hard yards and that is the role he performs in this side. The problem was more that England were too sluggish to capitalise for large parts against Tonga. Pinterest Topics Ireland earn bonus point after powering past Scotland with physical display Joseph’s brilliance helps seal last-gasp bonus point Read more Facebook Rugby World Cup England’s centre Henry Slade is tackled by Tonga’s centre Nafi Tuitavake. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images Support The Guardian Reuse this content Read more The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Rugby union Since you’re here… Twitter Slade provides speed of thought at full-backIt was no surprise to see Henry Slade come off the bench for almost half an hour given his last match was at the start of June but to see him lining up at full-back was not necessarily expected. It is nonetheless an insight into what Eddie Jones wants from his No 15 given he could have feasibly moved Anthony Watson there had he wished. Slade does not have the pace of Elliot Daly nor Watson but he does like to join the line as the former does. He has a sharp rugby brain and a fine array of passing, giving England three playmaking options with George Ford and Owen Farrell on the pitch. It works because of the variety Manu Tuilagi brings and the havoc he can cause in the No 13 jersey, as shown with his two tries. Slade it must be said was notably rusty but it would not be a shock to see him line up in the No 15 jersey against the USA on Thursday. Manu cherishes comeback after defeating cancerThere was no better sight on Sunday than seeing Nasi Manu coming off the bench for Tonga after 58 minutes. It was Manu’s first international match since defeating testicular cancer, having been ruled out of 2018 in its entirety and undergoing months of chemotherapy. “I had tears just then,” said Manu after Tonga’s welcome ceremony last week. “I don’t think anybody knows just how much I have been through to get here.” Understandably, Manu was exhausted after the match, no doubt emotionally just as much as physically. “It was an emotional week for him,” said Kefu. “He said he needed more game time. He wants to give 100%, we’ll just keep drip-feeding him game time because he’s a bloody good player for us, on and off the field.” Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 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LSU’s starting quarterback, Joe Burrow, took one of the biggest hits of college football’s bowl season early in the Fiesta Bowl.A UCF defender drilled Burrow following a pick-six in the first quarter of today’s game.Replay of the massive hit went viral on social media.Keep that head on a swivel ? pic.twitter.com/HqWI4xLp0P— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 1, 2019Burrow took to Twitter shortly after the game ended to send a message about the hit.“That’s Ight I’ll take the 4 tds and the dub,” he tweeted.That’s Ight I’ll take the 4 tds and the dub https://t.co/VVDLdQbqNW— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) January 1, 2019Burrow threw for 394 yards and 4 touchdowns in the 40-32 win over UCF this afternoon.LSU finished the season at 10-3 with today’s victory.Burrow had an impressive season, leading the Tigers to a 4-1 record against teams ranked in the top 10.LSU surpassed almost everyone’s preseason projections, too. The Tigers will head into the 2019 season with high hopes.
SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns leaves the field after a football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 30-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)Johnny Manziel’s time in the Canadian Football League has come to an end, as the league has essentially banned the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from playing in its league effective this afternoon.The CFL announced on social media that Manziel, 26, has been released by the Montreal Alouettes and he’s not allowed to be signed by another team.“We are disappointed by this turn of events. Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization, in collaboration with the CFL, but he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement,” Montreal General Manager Kavis Reed in a statement. “We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed.”🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨The @MTLAlouettes have released QB Johnny Manziel.FOR MORE | https://t.co/IbobgzO908 pic.twitter.com/mzVY5dn4BK— CFL (@CFL) February 27, 2019It’s another rough step for a quarterback who’s had a lot of them with his football career in recent years.What’s next for Manziel?The quarterback appears to have two options when it comes to his football career: playing in the Alliance of American Football league or playing in the XFL.The AAF could be an immediate option for Manziel, as the league debuted a couple of weeks ago and features a couple of notable coaches, like Steve Spurrier.The XFL, meanwhile, feels like a more natural fit for Manziel and his style (both on the field and off of it), but it doesn’t debut until 2020.Manziel has previously spoken highly of both leagues.“It’s great for football, it’s great for the guys who need more opportunity, need more film and time to play. I don’t know exactly what my exact steps will be for the next years coming up, but at least there’s a lot of options,” Manziel said on Barstool Sports Comeback SZN podcast.“Me and E.B. [agent Erik Burkhardt] are fully committed to playing ball and trying to get into the best situation possible and that’s what it’s all about.”At this point, though, his specific plans are unclear.
zoom The first cargo from the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, owned by Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), is expected in the first quarter of next year.“We expect the first cargo of LNG to be available in the first quarter of 2016,” Petronas Vice President and Venture Director LNG Projects (Domestic) Abdullah Karim is quoted by Reuters as saying.The construction of the Petronas Floating LNG 1 (PFLNG 1) facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea is scheduled to be completed by March 2016.DSME completed the installation of all (21) topside modules onboard the Petronas’ FLNG facility at the end of March.The PFLNG1 vessel, also known as PFLNG SATU, will be moored in Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak and will produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year.Petronas has appointed Technip and DSME as a consortium to jointly develop the PFLNG1 facility with LNG capacity of 1.2 mtpa, 365-metre length, 60-metre width and 33-metre height.The floating LNG facility is expected to change the landscape of the LNG business where the liquefaction, production, storage and offloading processes of LNG – previously only possible at onshore plants – will now be able to be carried out hundreds of kilometres away from land and closer to the offshore gas fields.World Maritime News Staff; Image: DSME
VOLUNTARY PLANNING BOARD–Task Force to Hold Public Meetings inCentral Region The Voluntary Planning Task Force on Off-Highway Vehicles willhold public meetings across the province. The following meetings will take place in the Central Region from7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21Truro — Nova Scotia Agricutural College, 50 Pictou Rd. Wednesday, Oct. 22Antigonish — St. Ninian Place, 120 St. Ninian St. Thursday, Oct. 23Guysborough — Guysborough Lion’s Centre, 25 Green St. Friday, Oct. 24Tatamagouche — Royal Canadian Legion, 80 Queen St. Tuesday, Oct. 28Oxford — Oxford Area Lion’s Club and Recreation Centre, Main Street Thursday, Nov. 6Stellarton — Museum of Industry, 147 Foord St. For more information visit the Voluntary Planning Web site atwww.gov.ns.ca/vp . A discussion paper is also available on theWeb site. -30-
New Delhi: Stressing that independence is the soul of judiciary, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the institution should stand up to populist forces and protect Constitutional ethos from being desecrated. Speaking at a conference of chief justices at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at Sochi in Russia, the CJI Tuesday said the judiciary should prepare and strengthen itself about such populist onslaughts on the independence of the Institution. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France “In some phases in the journey of a nation, when the legislative and executive wings get swept away from their duties and goals under the Constitution by waves of populism, it is for the Judiciary to rise and stand up to the populist forces and protect the Constitutional ethos from being desecrated by the populists. To some critics and naysayers, this situation presents a case for hoisting the classical counter narrative Unelected Judges, acting under the Constitutional mandate, get to overturn the acts of the elected majority. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize “However, it is for us to recollect that such situations across the world have heaped tremendous pressure on the Judicial organs, and it is no surprise that in some jurisdictions Judiciary too has succumbed to populist forces. This is also an area that requires Judiciary to prepare itself, to strengthen itself about such populist onslaughts on the independence of the Institution. “The human agency, through which justice is sought to be administered, has to be adequately secured and fortified in ordinary times, so that it is sufficiently equipped to deal with such forces of populism in extraordinary times, lest they overrun the judicial edifice too. This would be our strongest case for strengthening the independence of Judiciary,” the CJI said. Gogoi said that independence is the soul of a judiciary and if it fails to enjoy public confidence, its deliverables would never constitute ‘justice’. “Whatever be the political system of governance, people across Nations aspire for a Free and Independent Judicial system to serve them. In fact, such aspirations are common to, and bind different judicial systems across the comity of nations. If a Judicial system fails to enjoy public confidence, its deliverables would never constitute ‘justice’ conversely, if the deliverables of a judicial system are not known to be impartial, just, equitable and appealing to good conscience, such system would never earn public confidence and high esteem in the minds and hearts of the common citizens,” he said. The CJI said that independence of judiciary is not a one- time pill but a ‘state of affairs’ that has to remain constant to defend the system from the forces which are disturbing such ‘state’. He said independence of judiciary as an institution is different from independence of judges as the fountainheads of justice. “I must hasten to add here that despite such institutional independence being different, in its ambit and requirements, from individual independence of judges, we must recognise that both are mutually interdependent and both are vital for any Judicial system to be known as strong and responsive. “Proponents who call for a strong and independent judiciary would assert that in the absence of institutional independence of judiciary, independent functioning of Judges cannot be assured and similarly, without strong and independent Judges, the ‘institutional independence’ of the ‘Judiciary’ would be a misnomer and futile,” the CJI said. He said that non-political appointments, security of tenure and rigorous procedure for removal, securing the reputation of and remuneration and immunities for the Judges, in-house accountability procedures, and implementation of code of judges’ conduct are some of such measures which can secure the independence of judiciary. “Strengthening of Institutions works best when they are strengthened from within and not when strength is sought to be infused from an external source. Strength that evolves from inside, touches the character and core of the Institution; in contrast, an external source could only lend support’ to the Institution. Such external support would rarely strengthen the core of the Institution,” he said. Gogoi said that the judicial organ does not and can never win over friends because Judiciary is not meant to be in the business of making or breaking of relationships, bonds, alliances nor does Judiciary pander to any constituency. “Every Court of Law may seem like an island, existing in isolation and sovereign within its bounds, yet Judiciary and all its components are bound by common threads that are difficult for someone who is not a stakeholder to even begin to understand. “It is in this backdrop that amongst the several steps that would be required to strengthen the independence of judiciary, the foremost would be to develop and nurture leadership at all levels of the Institution. “This is one area where Judiciary is required to work hard in the coming years. Leadership roles bring decisiveness and direction at all levels. For the Institution to secure its independence, it is imperative that leaders at all levels of the Institution are on the same page and they think, act and speak likewise,” he said. CJI Gogoi said that leadership skills at ground level will also assist in securing independence of individual judges and without which institutional independence it may be reduced to a mirage. He said that besides investing in leadership roles, judiciary also needs to work on securing its independence in financial matters.
Paris: Former world number one Roger Federer has returned to third in the ATP rankings released Monday, replacing Alexander Zverev after the reigning champion was knocked out of the Munich Open at the quarter-finals stage. Federer, who has won a record 20 Grand Slams, is making his return to clay at the Madrid Open this week after three years’ absence. Elsewhere Stefanos Tsitsipas takes ninth spot from American John Isner following the Greek’s victory at the Estoril Open. Novak Djokovic remains first ahead of Rafael Nadal to mark the Serb’s 250th week as world number one, a record only bettered on four occasions in the past.
Rabat- American Magazine published its list of the best countries for business in 2013. According to the list, which was published last December, Morocco ranks 78th worldwide for doing business. Morocco ranks second country in the North Africa behind Tunisia, which ranked 77. In the Arab world, Morocco is ranked 9th after the United Arab Emirates (30th), Qatar (40th), Saudi Arabia (56), Oman (58), Bahrain (59), Jordan (65), Kuwait (76) and Tunisia (77). Algeria ranked 131, while Libya ranked 136.Ireland tops the list of best countries for business followed by New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Singapore, Canada, Norway and the Netherlands. The American famous magazine based its assessment on data made public by a number of think tanks and international organizations, such as the Freedom House, the Heritage Foundation, the Property Rights Alliance, Transparency International, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Canada Bond yields for Thursday as of 4 p.m. (previous day in brackets):One-month: 0.625Three-month: 0.74Six-month: 0.855One-year: 1.01Two-year: 1.142Five-year: 1.44310-year: 1.83230-year: 2.211Interest rates:Prime rate: 2.70%Overnight lending rate: 0.5%
UNMIL’s public information office issued a statement today from its offices in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, about its programme of community outreach activities ahead of DDRR, which is due to start on 7 December. The Mission is working with local artists to get its message across to the Liberian public.Last Thursday, musicians, theatre performers and dancers entertained large crowds in Monrovia in two shows that were interspersed with messages and handbills about DDRR.UNMIL’s radio station, which broadcasts to Monrovia and nearby areas, has been airing news about DDRR, while public service announcements, skits and songs have been produced for airing on other radio stations.On Friday, UNMIL’s public information office hosted a one-day workshop for senior Liberian journalists and local stringers for foreign media about DDRR. The information campaign is now expected to expand to areas outside Monrovia.
OSU sophomore forward Lindsay Agnew (20) throws the ball into play Oct. 24 in a match against Iowa at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 2-1. Credit: Regina Bonfiglio / Lantern photographerWhile trying to keep its hopes of making the Big Ten Tournament alive, the Ohio State women’s soccer team fell to Iowa, but bounced back against Nebraska.The Buckeyes (6-9-3, 3-6-3) and Cornhuskers (7-9-2, 3-7-2) played to a scoreless first half on Sunday before OSU broke through with three goals in the second.Before the barrage of goals, OSU entered halftime with a 4-1 lead in shots and 2-1 lead in shots on goal. Coach Lori Walker said the team contained the Cornhuskers’ offense through teamwork.“Everything for us recently has just been about taking care of ourselves and not giving away opportunities for other teams to capitalize on,” Walker said. “You do that by playing together and playing as a united group.”Things picked up in the second half when Nebraska senior forward Mayme Conroy scored the first goal of the game off an assist from junior defender Jaylyn Odermann to give Nebraska a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute.The Buckeyes responded in the 76th minute when a cross from sophomore forward Nichelle Prince allowed freshman forward Sammy Edwards to tie the game.OSU went ahead in the 87th minute after freshman midfielder Nikki Walts nailed a 22-yard shot. The Buckeyes cemented the victory after Prince finished a breakaway into an empty net in the 90th minute to give OSU the 3-1 win.The Buckeyes outshot Nebraska, 25-7, in the game.Senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said the Cornhuskers’ style of play was a challenge but OSU was able to match it.“They were very physical and very aggressive,” Gruber said. “I think we handled that aggression very well and played physical right back.”Walker praised the team’s ability to respond after giving up a goal in the second half. “If anyone has had the best training in adversity this season, it’s been our squad,” Walker said. “We got down and were able to pick ourselves back up.” The win was the first for the Buckeyes since defeating Northwestern on Sept. 28. OSU had gone 0-3-3 since that game. Prince said getting the win felt like the culmination of the stretch. “We’ve been on a very long journey,” Prince said. “We’ve been working really hard and it’s been hard to get results, but we’ve pushed through and haven’t given up yet.”It was a different story when the Buckeyes played Iowa on Friday. The Hawkeyes took the early lead after senior forward Cloe Lacasse put a header in the back of the OSU net in the fifth minute. The rest of the first half remained quiet as the Hawkeyes took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Iowa scored again, as a free kick from senior defender Melanie Pickert doubled the lead in the 80th minute. OSU got on the board in the 86th minute after Prince converted off an assist from sophomore forward Taylor Schissler. The Buckeyes weren’t able to tie it up, giving Iowa the 2-1 win.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play their final game of the regular season against Rutgers on Friday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Consommation de drogues : des spécificités régionales mises en évidenceFrance – L’Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT) vient de publier une version régionale de son enquête sur les consommations de substances licites et illicites chez les jeunes de 17 ans. Selon les régions, la consommation d’alcool, de drogues et de tabac varie de façon très large. L’enquête de l’OFDT a été réalisée auprès de 39.542 jeunes âgés de 17 ans lors de la Journée d’appel de préparation à la défense en 2008. Les résultats de l’enquête nationale pour l’année 2008 avaient été publiés en juin 2009. Ils indiquaient une stabilité, voire une baisse, des habitudes de consommation de tabac, d’alcool et de cannabis, mais une progression de la consommation de cocaïne.À lire aussiEn donnant de l’ecstasy à des pieuvres, des scientifiques découvrent un lien évolutif avec l’HommeLa version régionale montre une grande variabilité des habitudes selon les régions, notamment pour l’alcool et le cannabis, allant parfois du simple au double. Les habitudes de consommation de tabac sont, elles, plutôt uniformes. Entre 32 et 36% des jeunes interrogés disent fumer quotidiennement dans les régions Basse-Normandie, Poitou-Charentes, Languedoc-Roussillon, Aquitaine et Haute-Normandie. En Ile-de-France et en Rhône-Alpes, ils ne sont que 25 à 27 %.La consommation régulière d’alcool (dix fois par mois au moins) est plus marquée en Pays de la Loire, Poitou-Charentes, Bourgogne et Languedoc-Roussillon (entre 11 et 14% des jeunes). Les cas d’ivresse régulière sont plus marqués dans l’ouest de la France, notamment en Bretagne (39% des jeunes).La consommation régulière de cannabis se révèle plus élevée chez les jeunes du sud du pays (Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes, Languedoc-Roussillon, et PACA), de même que la consommation de drogues dures, comme la cocaïne ou l’ecstasy. Le Nord-Pas de Calais et la Picardie passent la barre des 4% (moyenne nationale) des consommateurs d’ecstasy et l’Ile-de-France, celle des 4% pour la consommation de cocaïne. Le 15 janvier 2010 à 14:54 • Emmanuel Perrin
The mobile site offers not only app aggregation, but also reviews. All of the featured apps have ratings by the AgWeb staff, and users also can add their own ratings and reviews. App reviews will be added by the staff “as they hit the market,” says Boyce Thompson, editorial director of AgWeb.With the app finder AgWeb is hoping to keep users coming back, viewing the brand as a go-to source for farming news, advice and tools. “The benefit for AgWeb is mostly in reinforcing its leadership position in the Ag online market,” says Thompson. “We are even reviewing apps from competing companies.”AgWeb chose to create a mobile website instead of its own app in response to mobile trends that the company has seen. “One-third of our traffic is mobile,” says Thompson. “And the website is about to become responsive. This made the most sense to us.”Discoverability of apps has been less than ideal for a long time now. Apps are placed in the App Store and primarily searchable by title, which isn’t always helpful. So when farmers are looking for a useful app to help with their business, they don’t want to dig through FarmVille and other games that have nothing to do with real farming to find what they need.Farm Journal Media has continued to stay on the front line of digital media. CEO Andy Weber delivered a keynote address at FOLIO:‘s MediaNext event in 2013, and said that the company has recently grown from print-centric to digital media powerhouse. In the past five years (as of 2013) the company has doubled in size by focusing on product development and acquisitions, and Weber says they plan to double again by 2018. More on this topic Farm Journal’s AgWeb Launches Advertising Network AgWeb for iPad Aims for Touch Sensitive Farmer Farm Journal Media Magazines Represent with Webby Award Nominations Seven Ways to Monetize Marketing Services Online Bloomberg Launches App for RNC & DNC Convention AttendeesJust In PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by Farm Journal Media has created the AgWeb App Finder to help its audience of farmers find and select Ag-related apps. The mobile-optimized site can be accessed on desktop, tablet or other devices.The apps are organized and searchable by category, ratings and more. Categories include markets/commodities, weather, business, livestock and crops.
0 Procter & Gamble’s freckle-erasing makeup wand is pure… Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Tags Share your voice Neutrogena’s light therapy acne mask uses a combination of blue and infrared light to reduce redness and inflammation. Neutrogena Over-the-counter cosmetic laser and light devices have become as readily available as OTC pain relievers. A quick Google search for “at-home laser therapy for skin” returns devices that promise to zap zits, eliminate unwanted body hair, reduce wrinkles and fix discoloration.Dr. Tyler Hollmig, director of Laser and Aesthetic Dermatology at Stanford Health Care, told CNET it’s obvious why the market for at-home laser treatments has grown so much: “Going to an actual clinic can be less than convenient as well as expensive,” he said. “At-home devices are relatively inexpensive and promise similar results as those used by dermatologists.”While it’s tempting to place an order for one of these skin-smoothing lightsabers, dermatologists warn that you might not get the results you want. Before you spend the money, learn about the safety of these devices, how they work and what kinds of changes to your skin you can expect. How does laser therapy for skin work? To clear up any confusion, it’s important to mention that most devices marketed or referred to as “at-home lasers” don’t actually use laser technology like the kind you’d get at a clinic or medispa. “True laser technology is not available for home use,” Dr. Kathleen Cook Suozzi, a dermatological surgeon and the aesthetic director of Yale Medicine Dermatology, told CNET. “The at-home ‘lasers’ on the market are typically light-based devices that do not have the power of laser devices available for in-office procedures.” Home use devices do use some of the technology you’d find in a dermatologist’s office, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) and light-emitting diodes (LED), but not with the same pinpointed accuracy. Many home “laser” hair removal devices also use light therapy, but there are some devices that actually use a laser to remove hair. 1:14 What kind of conditions can at-home skin devices treat? You can find at-home light and laser devices for treatment of acne, scars, hair removal and wrinkles using various methods, including IPL, LED, heat, infrared and more. For example, the Skin Clinical Reverse Anti-Aging handheld uses LED to reduce fine lines and smooth your complexion; Neutrogena’s full-face light mask uses blue and red light to treat acne; and Nuface devices use microcurrents to stimulate skin and remove wrinkles.Most at-home treatments fall into one of four main categories:Anti-aging to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten and rejuvenate the skinDiscoloration or pigmentation to get rid of sun spots, age spots or other pigmentation issuesHair removal or hair growth to, well, grow or remove hairAcne treatment to reduce redness, inflammation and scarring Are these devices safe? Consumers should be cautious before purchasing and using at-home devices, Dr. Hollmig said, and should first be informed about potential issues surrounding safety and efficacy. “Unlike drugs, devices are less strictly regulated,” Dr. Hollmig told CNET. “Many laser devices are dangerous to the eyes [and] can even cause blindness, as well as the skin, potentially causing burns and scars.” Dr. David Lortscher, a dermatologist and CEO of skincare startup Curology, explained that unlike some clinical devices, many home-use devices are designed not to fire unless there is direct contact with the skin. If the user attempts to disable safety features, however, or ignores instructions for use and safety warnings, skin or eye damage can occur.Some side effects of at-home light and laser skin devices include:Redness SwellingIrritation or discomfortItchingUnwanted pigment changesSide effects are rare, Dr. Lortscher told CNET, because the devices use such low-level energy. But because most devices target the pigment in your skin, Dr. Lortscher urges people with darker skin to be cautious, as they are at a higher risk for adverse effects.The Reverse Anti-Aging Light Therapy device from Skin Clinical uses LED to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Skin Clinical Do at-home laser treatments work? Typically, at-home devices have significantly lower power than those used in a medical setting in order to reduce risks, Dr. Hollmig explained, but there may be a tradeoff between safety and device effectiveness. That is, at-home devices with lower levels of light may be safer, but may not give you the results you want, and vice versa.”Low energy means safe but extremely subtle results, even after numerous treatments,” said Dr. Daniel Friedmann, a dermatologist at Westlake Dermatology in Austin, Texas, and he cautions against excessive use of at-home lasers when you don’t see the results you want.Even with professional-grade lasers, patients typically need several treatments to achieve the final results they want. And even after that, professionals usually recommend maintenance treatments. That said, you should keep your expectations realistic for at-home treatments.NuFace devices use microcurrents to stimulate the skin, increase blood flow and reduce wrinkles. NuFace Should you use an at-home skin treatment? You should ask yourself a few questions when pondering at-home laser treatments of any sort:Is the device safe?Is the device effective?Do I have a sensitive skin condition (such as melasma, which may worsen with certain laser therapies)Are the results worth the money?Look for whether the device has been FDA-approved or FDA-cleared (there’s a difference) and check out sites such as the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, which all post helpful information on such devices and their uses.You can also check RealSelf, which diligently monitors and researches all sorts of cosmetic procedures, lasers included. The site also includes reviews and photos from real people who have undertaken cosmetic procedures.Regardless of a product’s FDA classification and the research behind it, you should always exercise caution when using therapeutic devices. While low-level laser, light and heat therapies may be safe and effective for many people, those who have sensitive skin or a preexisting skin condition — especially inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and eczema — should be wary of at-home skin devices. Personal care
New Delhi: Asserting that “lack of clarity” over leadership following Rahul Gandhi’s resignation is hurting the Congress, senior leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the way forward for the party could be opening up all key posts, including the Congress Working Committee membership, to fresh elections which would help legitimise the incoming set of leaders. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us He also backed Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’s assessment that a young leader would be more suitable to lead the Congress at this juncture. Tharoor said he hopes that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will throw her hat in the ring when the call for elections for the party chief’s post is made, but added it was up to the Gandhi family to decide on whether she will contest for the post. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us In an interview to PTI, Tharoor expressed disappointment with the prevailing situation in the party and asserted that there is no clear answer to the current “predicament that we in the Congress are facing”. “It is certainly quite true that the lack of clarity at the top of the party is likely to be hurting the Congress workers and sympathisers, many of whom miss the fact of having a party leader to look to for key decisions, authority and even inspiration and energy, to rally together and move forward,” the Thiruvananthapuram MP said. Advertise With Us Tharoor said he hoped that the Congress Working Committee is taking the current situation “very seriously” and is doing its best to find a solution without further delay. “One way forward could be for the CWC to name an interim working president for the party and then ideally dissolve itself, following which the main leadership positions within the party, including the CWC itself, should be opened up to fresh elections,” the former Union minister said. “By allowing members of the party, drawn from the AICC and PCC delegates, to determine who will lead the party from these key positions, it would help legitimise the incoming set of leaders and give them a credible mandate to lead the party,” he said. Tharoor also suggested that the Congress can go for a high-octane British Conservative Party-style leadership race for presidency that could increase the national interest in the party and galvanise more voters towards it once again.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to ban all cultural exchanges with India, including all kinds of joint ventures between the entertainment industry of the two countries after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Friday. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday launched a national slogan ‘Say No to India’, Dawn newspaper reported. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “All kinds of Indian content have been stopped and Pemra [Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority] has been directed to step up its vigilance along with actions against the sale of Indian DTH instruments,” said Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan. Earlier this week, India revoked Article 370 to withdraw the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the region into two Union Territories –Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Pakistan termed the Indian action as “unilateral and illegal”, and said it will take the matter to the UN Security Council. Awan said that the deception of cultural exchange was polluting the minds of Pakistani youth. She said that the National Security Council had decided to establish a group and Pakistan would fight the “Hindutva ideology” from all fronts. Advertise With Us The group will be the cluster of all relevant ministries to fight against the Indian designs at required forums. “The external communications will be dealt with by the ministry of information, the Foreign Office and the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) as per nature of information,” Awan said. She said in the current situation, the clash between Indian and Pakistani cultural and social values was imminent and it was the media’s responsibility to come to the forefront to defeat Indian “cultural invasion”. The government has also banned the screening of Indian films in the country’s cinemas. “No Indian film will be screened in any Pakistani cinema. Drama, films and Indian content of this kind will be completely banned in Pakistan,” Awan tweeted. Films and cultural relations are the first to get affected when there is tension between the two countries and it is not for the first time that Pakistan has banned Indian films. Pakistan had taken a similar decision after Balakot airstrikes by India in February this year. The Hindi film industry had announced a similar move in the wake of February 14 Pulwama terror attack on a CRPF convoy.
Ileana D’Cruz and Andrew KneeboneinstagramIleana D’Cruz has always been private about her personal life. She had said that she doesn’t like to talk about it too much but it’s pretty much there for the world to see. The actress had been away from the showbiz for a while now and has been mostly in the news about her relationship with her long-time photographer boyfriend Andrew Kneebone. While everything was hunky-dory between the loving couple, it looks like troubles have now made home in their paradise.It has been learnt that Ileana and Andrew have broken up and apparently unfollowed each other on Instagram and deleted their photos. The Raid actress even posted sad and emotional messages on her Instagram stories to express her sad state. “You don’t really realize how heavy the weight is until you finally put it down,” Ileana posted an emotional quote on Instagram.In another post, Ileana shared a quote which clearly explained how she was left heartbroken after breaking up with her long-time boyfriend.”Ask yourself, are you ready to let go of the energy you have absorbed from other people that has hurt you. The thoughts, emotions, feelings, psychic information that did not belong to you, that prevented you from being clear about who you are,” Ileana posted.Take a look. Ileana D’CruzInstagram Ileana D’CruzInstagram
Popular on Variety Rice, 53, is a controversial political figure. Conservatives have criticized her over her initial comments about the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, which she called “spontaneous.” Critics have accused her of lying and trying to downplay the premeditated nature of the attack. In addition, it emerged last year that as Obama’s national security adviser, Rice in 2016 had requested to “unmask” the identities of certain Americans identified in intelligence reports who had been intercepted speaking with foreign sources — and were linked to Donald Trump’s campaign and presidential transition team.Rice’s appointment increases the number of Netflix’s board members to 11 — and she becomes the company’s fourth female board member. In January, Netflix named Rodolphe Belmer, former CEO of Canal Plus Group, to the board.The other Netflix directors are: Reed Hastings; Anne Sweeney, former president of Disney-ABC Television Group; Richard Barton, executive chairman of Zillow Group and founder of Expedia; A. George (Skip) Battle, former executive chairman of Ask Jeeves and executive at Andersen Consulting; Timothy Haley, managing director at Redpoint Ventures; Jay Hoag, general partner at Technology Crossover Ventures; Leslie Kilgore, former Netflix chief marketing officer; Ann Mather, ex-CFO of Pixar and Village Roadshow Pictures, former Disney exec; and Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer, Microsoft.Rice served as a key adviser to President Obama during his two terms in office. From 2013-17, she headed the National Security Council staff, providing daily national security briefing to President Obama. Before that, she was the U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. from 2009-13 and served as a member of Obama’s cabinet.Previously, during President Bill Clinton’s second term, Rice was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and was a member of the National Security Council staff. She was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2002-08.Rice began her career as a management consultant with McKinsey and Co. She has served on several boards, including those for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Bureau of National Affairs, National Democratic Institute, and the US Fund for UNICEF. The Washington, D.C., native is married to former ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron, and the couple have two children. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Rice’s appointment to the Netflix board was effective March 26. She has not yet been appointed to serve on any board committees. Netflix appointed Susan Rice, former U.S. national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, to its board of directors.Rice currently is a distinguished visiting research fellow at American University’s School of International Service, as well as a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” Netflix chairman and CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”Rice commented, “I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire.”