Yeddyurappa’s CM stint an unbreakable record: Pawar

first_imgTaking potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership in Karnataka, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said that B.S. Yeddyurappa’s two-and-a-half-day stint as the chief minister was “an unbreakable record”.Mr. Pawar said, “No leader from any party or any Chief Minister can achieve what the BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa has managed to do.” Mr. Pawar condemned the BJP for allegedly attempting to bribe Congress legislators in Karnataka and trying to thwart an alliance between the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular).Mr. Pawar said, “The BJP failed to gain a majority in Karnataka. Audio clips also emerged claiming BJP leaders tried to bribe Congress MLAs. This only shows the level the BJP can stoop to secure power.”He also criticised the Narendra Modi government for the skyrocketing fuel prices. Mr. Pawar said, “Petrol and diesel prices have touched an all-time high, far exceeding those under the Congress-led UPA regime. The life of the common man is getting exceedingly tougher by the day.” He called on the rank-and-file of all parties to firmly oppose the BJP at every level. He said that NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal would speak at the party’s Foundation Day meeting on June 10.last_img read more

Mumbai FC drub DSK Shivajians to end league on a high

first_imgMumbai, Apr 24 (PTI) Struggling for form in the latter half of the I-League football season, Mumbai FC turned on the screws on debutants and Maharashtra state rivals DSK Shivajians to finish on a high with a stunning 4-0 margin at the Cooperage ground here today. Facing the danger of being relegated to the lower division next season going into the game, Mumbai FC not only avoided it but came up with their most emphatic victory of the season to steam-roll the rivals from across the Sahyadri ranges.Goals from Jayesh Rane (20th minute), Eric Brown (22nd) and Sushil Kumar Singh (38th) in the first half gave the Khalid Jamil-coached hosts team, egged on by their supporters, a handy 3-0 lead and then crossing over Mumbai FC got a late goal from their very impressive foreign import Brown in the last minute to seal a resounding win.Mumbai FC finished with 19 points and in fifth position, their best-ever in this competition and also qualified for the Federation Cup to start on April 30.The super show meant they will meet Sporting Clube de Goa, who finished in fourth place, in the revamped Federation Cup.The Mumbai side started positively and aggressively. They showed a good build up towards the rival citadel and came close to taking the lead in the sixth minute, but Rane was unable to direct his try at goal.However, it did not take the Mumbai team too long to forge ahead and they finally found the target when junior India striker Rane drew first blood with a clinical finish.advertisementOverlapping wing back Ashutosh Mehta floated the ball into the rival area for Rane who trapped the ball and coolly to beat Shivajians goalkeeper Subrata Paul with a neat placement to the right corner.Two minutes later Mumbai FC found more success with the hard-working mid-fielder Brown scoring from a snap effort.Steven Dias initiated the move with a clever back-heel to put Hitesh Sharma in the clear on the right flank. The latter advanced deep and sent in a low centre, the ball deflected off a defender and fell perfectly into the path of Brown smashed the ball on-the-run past Paul to double the lead.Mumbai continued to dominate and made it 3-0 with another fine move that ended a brilliant effort by Sushil Kumar Singh. (More) PTI SSR NRB ATK PTPlast_img read more

Marinakis Sets Sights on 10 LNG Carriers at HHI

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Capital Link Capital Gas, owned by Greek shipowner Evangelos Marinakis, has signed a letter of intent with Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of up to ten LNG carriers.The LNG carriers would range between 170,000 and 180,000 cbm and would include a firm order for four units and two options containing three ships respectively, based on the data from Asiasis.If the deal gets finalized, the first four ships from the batch will be handed over to Marinakis in 2020 and 2021.The signing of the LoI has resulted in HHI’s stock price jump by 5 percent today.Marinakis-led vessel operator Capital Ship Management Corp has been involved in several sectors including containerships, tankers and bulkers, and the latest deal is seen as the company’s debut on the LNG market.Greek owners seem to be insatiable when it comes to Korean-built newbuilding tonnage. Over the past few days we have seen also Greek shipping companies including Angelicoussis Shipping Group and Top Ships place orders at the Korean Big Three builders.Specifically, data from Asiasis shows that Top Ships has book the construction of two 158,000 dwt tankers at HHI scheduled for delivery in early 2020, bringing its ordering tally to four ships.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

APM Terminals Bahrain Sets Sights on USD 32 Mn IPO

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: APM Terminals APM Terminals Bahrain revealed its plans to raise around USD 32 million through its planned initial public offering (IPO).APM Terminals Bahrain will offer 18 million shares, equivalent to 20 per cent of its issued share capital, at BHD 0.66 per share. The net proceeds will be paid to its current shareholders pro-rata based on their shareholding.APM Terminals currently holds 80% of the shares and the remaining 20% of shares are held by YBA Kanoo Holdings of Bahrain, a regional business group.“This is a significant moment for APM Terminals Bahrain as we move forward to launch our IPO, with an opportunity for the local and wider regional community to invest in a successful public-private partnership and Bahrain’s only commercial port,” Mark Hardiman, CEO/Managing Director, APM Terminals Bahrain, said.The offering will start on November 8 and will remain open until November 24.The company’s first IPO on the Bahrain Bourse is part of the contractual agreement made when the port opened in 2009.APM Terminals Bahrain has an exclusive 25-year concession from the Bahrain Government to manage and operate Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP). The concession, which commenced on April 1, 2009, is renewable with mutual consent of the company and the Bahrain Government.The port currently has a container throughput capacity of 1 million TEUs per annum, with utilisation of around 40% in 2017. There is potential to expand to 2.5 million TEUs per annum in the future.last_img read more

Le déneigement se poursuit

first_imgOn demande aux Néo-Écossais de faire preuve de patience et de conduire avec prudence alors que les activités de déneigement se poursuivent, après cette dernière tempête de neige. Presque toutes les régions de la province ont enregistré une accumulation record de neige, en plus de la neige qui était déjà au sol en raison de la tempête précédente. Dans plusieurs régions, des vents forts soutenus et des conditions de voile blanc ont été signalés. « Nos employés et notre équipement sont au travail à l’échelle de la province 24 heures sur 24 depuis le début de la tempête. Je remercie surtout nos équipes pour leur travail acharné et continu, a dit Geoff MacLellan, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. Nous déployons toutes nos ressources pour déneiger les routes et assurer la sécurité des conducteurs. En raison de la neige abondante qui est tombée en une courte période, il faudra plus de temps que d’habitude pour le déneigement. » « Nous comprenons la frustration des gens, mais nous demandons aux Néo-Écossais de faire preuve de patience pendant que nos équipes poursuivent leur travail. » La plupart des autoroutes principales sont ouvertes à la circulation, mais plusieurs ont seulement une voie. Il est prévu qu’il faudra au moins de 24 à 36 heures pour déneiger toutes les routes locales et les routes de gravier. « L’accumulation extraordinaire de neige à l’échelle de la province présente de nombreux défis, a dit Mark Furey, ministre des Affaires municipales et ministre responsable du Bureau de gestion des urgences. Je remercie tous les citoyens pour leur patience, et je remercie particulièrement les conducteurs de chasse-neige et les premiers intervenants pour leurs efforts visant à assurer la sécurité des Néo-Écossais. » « Nous demandons aux gens de veiller sur leurs voisins, particulièrement les aînés et les personnes à besoins spéciaux, pour s’assurer qu’ils sont bien en sécurité. » Le Bureau du commissaire des incendies encourage les résidents à : déneiger deux sorties de leur maison en cas d’incendie; déneiger les évents des échangeurs d’air, des sécheuses et des fournaises; déneiger une borne-fontaine près de chez eux; déneiger les égouts pluvieux; surveiller la quantité de neige qui se trouve sur le toit. Une quantité excessive de neige peut être dangereuse. Des professionnels doivent être embauchés pour déneiger les toits. Pour plus d’information, consultez le novascotia.ca/dma/emo (en anglais seulement). En cas d’urgence, les résidents doivent composer le 911. Les répartiteurs peuvent communiquer avec les bureaux régionaux du ministère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure pour faire en sorte que les premiers intervenants puissent accéder aux routes nécessaires. Abonnez-vous au compte Twitter du ministère @NS_TIR pour obtenir des mises à jour sur les conditions routières ou les fermetures de routes.last_img read more

Governments Support Sustainable Transportation in Stellarton

first_imgGovernment today, Oct. 28, announced support for a sustainable transportation project in Stellarton that will create a multi-use path between the Pioneer Coal Athletic Field and the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Town of Stellarton will receive a $40,000 grant from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2. “Pictou County’s young people, families, and visitors will benefit greatly from a walkable connection between these two sports hubs,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson. “We are proud to support this project and help make this connector a reality.” Additional project support will come from Trans Canada Trail and the Municipality of Pictou County. “The Town of Stellarton is thrilled that the province is able to contribute to this initiative,” said Paul Corbin, Stellarton recreation director. “We are privileged to have so many great partners willing to help us create a way for people to participate in active transportation and access these two facilities.” Connect2’s goal is to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province. More projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and all will be completed by March 10, 2017. For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation/.last_img read more

Colonial art of Peru to be exhibited in Delhi

first_imgUnique paintings from colonial-era Peru, which developed under the Cuzco school of art in Spain’s American colonies from the 16th-18th century, would be on view at the India International Centre (IIC) in the Capitalfrom June 12, 2019. The distinct style refers to paintings done by local and European artists of Cuzco, the capital of the erstwhile Inca empire in South America. The works of these artists were influenced by European art, introduced after Peru was occupied by Spain. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveOn view here would be contemporary reproductions of some of these paintings in the exhibition titled “Colonial Art of Peru”. The Peruvian indigenous artists transformed formal and iconographical types from European art to create a uniquely American style of religious painting. It was characterized by brilliant colour, flattened space and a strongly decorative aesthetic. Favourite subjects include anecdotal biblical narratives, hieratic figures of the Virgin and saints, and gaily dressed archangels, as well as brightly coloured tropical birds and imaginary landscapes without reference to local geography. The defining elements of the Cuzco school are believed to have originated in the art of painter Deigo Quispe Tito who painted exclusively religious subjects in the predominance of earthy, red and yellow colours. The exhibition has been arranged by the Embassy of Peru and would be inaugurated by the Ambassador of Peru to India Carlos Rafael Polo Castaneda. The exhibition will conclude on June 18.last_img read more

Russia flew fresh shipment of air defence system to Turkey

first_imgISTANBUL: Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defence equipment to Turkey on Saturday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally. The ministry said a fourth Russian cargo plane landed at the Murted air base near the Turkish capital Ankara, a day after three huge Russian air force AN-124 planes offloaded equipment at the base. Washington has tried for months to prevent the deal, arguing that the Russian S-400 air defence system is incompatible with NATO systems. It also says that if the S-400s are deployed near US F-35 jets, which Turkey is buying and helping to produce, they would undermine the stealth fighter planes’ defences. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingU.S. officials had warned that Turkey would be thrown off the F-35 programme if it took delivery of the S-400s, and would also face sanctions under U.S. legislation seeking to prevent countries from buying military equipment from Russia. Turkey says S-400 is a strategic defence requirement, above all to secure its southern borders with Syria and Iraq. It says that when it made the deal with Russia for the S-400s, the United States and Europe had not presented a viable alternative. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangThe dispute between the countries with the two largest armies in NATO marks a deep division in the Western military alliance, which was forged after World War Two to counter Moscow’s military power. Reaction from Washington was limited on Friday, with acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper saying the U.S. stance had not changed. Esper later spoke with Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar. “Minister Akar told his U.S. counterpart that Turkey remains under a serious air and missile threat and that purchase of S-400 defence systems was not an option but rather a necessity,” a Turkish Defence Ministry statement said. Investors in Turkey have been unsettled by the deal and the prospect of sanctions, a year after a dispute with Washington over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey contributed to a financial crisis which drove Turkey’s economy into recession. The Turkish lira weakened as much as 1.6% to 5.7780 against the dollar on Friday, before recovering somewhat. Russia’s TASS news agency quoted an unnamed military-diplomatic source on Friday as saying that a further delivery – of 120 guided missiles – would be carried out by ship at the end of the summer.last_img read more

Joe Biden to lead US delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in

Washington – US Vice President Joe Biden will lead the American delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit slated in Marrakech on Nov. 19-21, the White House announced on Monday.Vice President Joe Biden to lead US delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, White HouseUS president Barack Obama has announced the holding of this forum in Morocco, the first of its kind in the African continent, during his speech at the US Africa Business Forum last August as part of the first USA-Africa Summit.

Alberta government wont respond in beertax court challenge until Sept 19

CALGARY — The Alberta government won’t get to defend the constitutionality of its beer tax system in court until Sept. 19.The delay comes after arguments from lawyers representing two breweries outside the province stretched into the second of the two days allotted.Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing has argued that Alberta violated trade rules when it imposed a separate tax system on small breweries outside of the New West Partnership provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta in October 2015.Great Western Brewing and Steam Whistle are together also challenging the changes Alberta made to the system that instead imposes a blanked $1.25 per litre charge on all small breweries, but returns much of that to Alberta small brewers in the form of a grant.The two breweries have argued the system creates an unconstitutional trade barrier that unfairly favours Alberta breweries. read more

Two killed seven injured in Welikanda road accident

The driver of the lorry fled the scene following the accident. (Colombo Gazette) Two people were killed and at least seven others sustained injuries in an accident in Welikanda today.The Police said that a lorry had crashed into a parked vehicle along the Polonnaruwa -Baticaloa road. Eleven people were in the vehicle when the lorry crashed into it.Those killed in the accident were a woman who was in the vehicle and a man who was in the lorry.

SNCLavalin settles shareholder class actions in Ontario and Quebec to pay 88M

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it has agreed to settle two class action lawsuits filed on behalf of shareholders in 2012 over allegations of misleading investors about its activities in Libya.The company says it will contribute $88 million to the settlement of the cases in Ontario and Quebec.The agreement is subject to court approval.The lawsuits were among the consequences of alleged payments made by SNC-Lavalin to members, associates and agents of the Gadhafi regime to secure contracts for infrastructure projects in Libya.The law suits were filed on behalf of SNC shareholders after its shares plunged in 2012 after the company announced an investigation into millions in undocumented payments and said its 2011 earnings would be less than expected.The company says it has since initiated a series of significant changes and enhancements to reinforce its ethics and compliance procedures.Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC) read more

8 Week Challenge is back

The Brock University is once again invited to participate in the 8 Week Challenge.The challenge starts Sept. 26. Brock’s health management and wellness department is offering a $25 discount to the first 25 registrants.According to the creators of the challenge Bonnie Giampa and Briar Krieger, it’s not a diet but a lifestyle. It includes a grocery store tour, meal plans, recipes and 24/7 online support.For more information the Brock 8 Week Challenge, click here.,The Brock University is once again invited to participate in the 8 Week Challenge.The challenge starts Sept. 26. Brock’s health management and wellness department is offering a $25 discount to the first 25 registrants.According to the creators of the challenge Bonnie Giampa and Briar Krieger, it’s not a diet but a lifestyle. It includes a grocery store tour, meal plans, recipes and 24/7 online support.For more information the Brock 8 Week Challenge, click here. read more

Football Ohio State releases Week 3 depth chart before Army game

Urban Meyer prepares to run out on to the field with the team prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFour days prior to Ohio State’s Week 3 matchup against Army (2-0), the Buckeyes (1-1, 1-0) released their third depth chart of the 2017 season with minor changes, despite just having lost 31-16 to Oklahoma Saturday night.The only difference in this recently-released depth chart compared to last week’s is the designation between starting defensive ends Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes and Nick Bosa. Previously, there was an “OR” between the starters and backups. But in this iteration, that has been changes to “AND/OR,” which was likely changed due to all four defensive ends playing together at the same time.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow, who suffered a broken hand, but was seen throwing passes before the Ohio State game, remains unlisted on the depth chart. Sophomore wideout Austin Mack exited last game after hitting his head on the ground when making a 31-yard catch, but coach Urban Meyer said he is “probable” for the Saturday’s game. He is listed as a co-starter, as he was in prior editions of the depth chart.Running backs Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins remain listed as co-starters. read more

Vikings Adrian Peterson Arrested In Houston

Injured Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested resisting arrest after an early-morning incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him — just as it does on the football field.Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson and a group of people he was with to leave because the club had closed, according to police.The security guard identified himself as a police officer. The officer left to tell other patrons to leave the club before returning to Peterson’s group again to tell it to leave.Peterson, according to police, turned around and told the officer that he heard him the first time and pushed him in the shoulder, causing him to stumble. The officer told Peterson he was under arrest and to put his hands behind his back. Peterson began yelling, pulled away and “assumed an aggressive stance,” so another off-duty officer came to help. Peterson continued to struggle with both.The 27-year-old player finally was handcuffed with the help of a third off-duty officer. Peterson complained of shortness of breath after he was taken to a Houston jail and was examined by Houston Fire Department personnel, who said he was OK.Peterson, from Palestine, Texas, was released from jail Saturday on a $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor, and Peterson is due in court on Friday, according to the Houston Chronicle.Team spokesman Bob Hagan said Saturday the Vikings “are aware of the situation and are gathering more information.”Peterson ran for 970 yards and 12 touchdowns last season before tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee on Dec. 24. The injury-shortened season broke a streak of four straight seasons with at least 1,200 yards rushing for the former Oklahoma standout. He reportedly has been ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation. read more

First Russell Group earn as you learn degree launched by Exeter University

Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary, praised the initiative and urged other firms to follow in J.P. Morgan’s footsteps and set up their own degree apprenticeships.“Degree and degree level apprenticeships mean leading businesses and universities can come together and design innovative programmes to give people the skills employers really need,” he said.“It’s great to see a global business like J.P. Morgan getting involved like this and I would urge others to follow their lead.”J.P. Morgan will pay for the new courses using funds it has paid via the Apprenticeship Levy, which came into effect last April.The levy forces companies with a wage bill of more than £3 billion to pay 0.5 per cent of it to the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which is part of the Department for Education.   The companies have until April 2019 to draw down the funding, which they must use to take on new apprentices, or train existing staff. J.P. Morgan is also using the Apprenticeship levy funds to pay for managers to take a senior leader MBA apprenticeship, also with Exeter University.Phillip Paige, executive director at J.P. Morgan, said the new scheme is a “game-changer”.  He added: “Many of our apprentices have told us that they would like to receive a degree and this is an opportunity for us to give a diverse group of people the benefit of an Exeter University education.” After three and a half years, they will graduate with an undergraduate degree in Applied Finance at Exeter, as well as two professional qualifications Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Barnaby Lenon is the former headmaster of Harrow School Barnaby Lenon is the former headmaster of Harrow School The first Russell Group “earn as you learn” degree has been launched, as Exeter University and the investment back J. P. Morgan announce a partnership.Students who enrol on the “degree apprenticeship” course will study for one day a week, and the rest time they will be placed in one of J. P. Morgan’s teams earning a salary of £21,000 per year in London or £17,000 in Bournemouth.After three and a half years, they will graduate with an undergraduate degree in Applied Finance at Exeter, as well as two professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).Barnaby Lenon, chair of the Independent Schools Council,  said it is “wonderful news” that a Russell Group university is now offering a degree apprenticeship, adding that this will be a “very attractive offer” for bright and ambitious 18-year-olds.  –– ADVERTISEMENT ––“You won’t end up with £50,000 of debt and you are getting a job with a very good company,” he said.  After three and a half years, they will graduate with an undergraduate degree in Applied Finance at Exeter, as well as two professional qualifications Mr Lenon, a former headmaster of Harrow School has previously warned that private school pupils are wrongly forced into going to university because other options are seen as a “disgrace” and a “failure”. He told The Telegraph: “It’s not that independent schools have failed to notice the existence of apprenticeships – but until now there haven’t been may suitable ones for pupils with good A-level results.“The question is whether there will now be an explosion in the number of degree apprenticeships, as universities start worrying they will be missing out on good students. It is partly a competitive mechanism by which companies and universities get some of the best students.”School leavers with three Cs in their A-levels, or equivalent qualifications, will be able to apply for the J. P. Morgan degree apprenticeship next month, and the first cohort of up to 70 students will start the course in October 2019.Professor Janice Kay, provost and senior deputy vice-Chancellor at Exeter, said: “People enrolled on these apprenticeships will gain a qualification from a Russell Group university while simultaneously working for a leading financial firm.” read more

Inebriated woman burns down home in Berbice

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandit accidentally shot and killed by accomplice after robbing Berbice familyAugust 22, 2016In “Crime”Update: Prominent Berbice businessman dies in fire; neighbour’s house guttedMay 4, 2015In “Crime”East Canje home destroyed by fireDecember 8, 2016In “latest news” A reportedly drunken woman on Wednesday set her East Canje, Berbice home on fire.The remains of the building after it was burntReports are Gem Cadogan lit her Lot 18 Adelphi Settlement, East Canje home on fire, but it was extinguished by residents. However, shortly afterwards, the 49-year-old woman in an alleged drunken state again set the house on fire again.According to her sister, Desiree Haul, who lives next door, the first fire was set in the kitchen and a neighbour saw the flames and alerted the community. A bucket brigade was formed, and the blaze was extinguished.“I call my neighbour and grandson and dem boys out it and she light it again. Then she go in the house and lock the door and she throw something in the barrel and then it start to smoke, so l ask she if she light the fire again and she say no.”Shortly afterwards, fire was seen coming from the house again. Reports are the woman stood at the backdoor with a cutlass in her hand and dared persons to attempt to extinguish the blaze.“And is old wood so it burn fast,” the woman’s sister related. A fire unit from the Rose Hall Estate responded and was able to prevent the fire from spreading.Police arrived on the scene and arrested the woman. Residents told this newspaper that earlier in the year the woman had set the house on fire, but residents had extinguished it.This is the fourth fire to be recorded in Berbice within the past week. read more

LG Nexus 5 expected to ship before the end of October

first_imgWith the Nexus 4 no longer available on the Google Play Store, and a new chocolate coated statue sitting on the lawn of the Googleplex’s Building 44, how much longer will we have to wait to own the next Nexus? According to many different sources, the last week of October is the place on your calendar to circle.Many details of Google’s newest smartphone are already publicly available, thanks to the plethora of leaks we’ve seen recently. The LG-D820 has passed through the FCC, received both Bluetooth and WiFi certifications, and was even spotted in a video produced by Google shortly before being pulled. If Google hasn’t been leaking information about the phone intentionally, the Nexus 5 is by far their worst kept secret to date.With a Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, and a 1080p display at 442ppi,  there’s not going to be a lot about this phone not to like. The only real unknown at this point is the camera, which is an 8MP shooter with a Sony sensor instead of the 13MP OIS camera LG used in their most recent flagship. Nexus phones have notoriously had less than great cameras, but there’s some hope that this year will be different.If the rumors are to be believed, Google will be announcing the Nexus 5 within the next two weeks. This will make the phone ready to ship by the last week in October, alongside any partnerships with electronics stores and carriers. There’s been a lot of speculation regarding the price of the Nexus 5, given the significant increase in specs over the Nexus 4. If Google follows their Nexus 7 launch, we’ll see a new Nexus for just a little more than the previous, which launched at $299 for the 8GB model.If Google chooses to release an 8GB version of the Nexus 5, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the phone at $349 to start. It seems more likely that we’ll see 16GB and 32GB models this go around, with the base model starting at $399 or $449. That’s entirely speculation on my part, but given Google’s previous launches it wouldn’t be hard to imagine this being the case assuming Google is able to get the prices down that low.last_img read more

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World Soy Foundation Past Chair Current Board Member Wins Master Farmer Award

first_imgIn March, past World Soy Foundation (WSF) chair and current board member Roy Bardole was recognized as an Iowa Master Farmer.Former World Soy Foundation (WSF) chair and current board member Roy Bardole was recognized as an Iowa Master Farmer in March 2014. Credit: WSFInitiated in 1926, the Iowa Master Farmer Award recognizes deserving Iowa farm families every year, with the exception of 1932-37—during the Great Depression.The award is given to farmers who assume leading roles in agriculture, citizenship and good family living. The motto for those chosen is “Good Farming, Clear Thinking and Right Living.” Roy, from Rippey, Iowa, is a fifth-generation farmer and believes it to be his responsibility to contribute to a better tomorrow with a generation that can think and reason better.The WSF can attest to Roy’s dedication to help and inspire others. Roy has been involved with the Foundation since the beginning and is an innovative leader of the industry. He believes he’s not just growing soybeans and corn, but growing the food and feed that will eventually become protein—the primary building block for malnourished people.We want to congratulate Roy and his family on winning the Iowa Master Farmer Award and thank them for their dedicated support of the WSF!P.S. We are very grateful for the great group of leaders on our Board here at the WSF. Roy isn’t the only Master Farmer on the team. Back in 1994, our current Board Chair Scott Fritz also was awarded the Master Farmer Award!last_img read more