Man held in Uttar Pradesh for supplying illegal arms

first_imgA person from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district has been arrested on charges of supplying illegal weapons to supporters of a separate Khalistan, police said on Saturday.Identified as Guddu, alias Sanjay Rathi, the accused was arrested from Budhana in a joint operation by the U.P. Anti-Terror Squad and the State Special Operation Cell, Amritsar. The 25-year-old is charged with supplying 30-35 illegal pistols to several criminals in Amritsar, said the U.P. ATS in a statement.Rathi had also supplied weapons to two alleged Khalistan supporters, Daljeet Singh and Satnam Singh, who were now in police custody. Two .32 bore pistols were recovered from them.last_img


Top seed Somdev Devvarman enters quarter-finals

first_imgtop seed Somdev Devvarman breezed into the men’s singles quarterfinals with a thumping 6-0 6-1 win over unseeded Sri Lankan Amresh Jayawickreme in the second round of the tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games.It was not more than a stroll in the park for Somdev as he mowed down the unranked Jayawickreme in just 41 minutes.The Lankan hardly posed a challenge to Somdev and surrendered without any fight. He lost points even when he was in advantageous position in few of the games.He was up 40-0 in the first game but could not pocket it, committing far too many unforced errors, to hand Somdev a break.The India wrapped up the opening set in just 20 minutes.The Sri Lankan, however, managed to hold on to his serve in the first game of the second set to prevent a whitewash.Somdev will next take on the winner of the match between Scotland’s Colin Fleming and Rubin Statham of New Zealand.With PTI inputslast_img read more


Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. View commentslast_img read more


Video: Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman Has Iowa In His CFP Field Over Ohio State, Michigan State

first_imgBruce Feldman being interviewed on Fox Sports about his College Football field.YouTubeFox Sports’ national college football writer Bruce Feldman made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd today. While on the air, Cowherd put Feldman on the spot and asked for his College Football Playoff foursome, as of right now.Feldman declared he would vote for Clemson, LSU, Baylor and Iowa, based off resume. He chose the Hawkeyes over fellow unbeatens Ohio State and Michigan State and went on to highlight Iowa’s win over Northwestern, which beat Stanford, another playoff hopeful.  Feldman did qualify his position as picking who he felt was “most deserving” as opposed to “the best teams.” He said if the latter were his criteria, Iowa would be third in the Big Ten pecking order behind the Buckeyes and Spartans. Somehow, we still don’t think that will make OSU or MSU fans feel any better about his opinion. Here’s the video of Feldman and Cowherd breaking down the CFP. Come for the out-of-the-box projections from Feldman, stay for him accidentally referring to Cowherd as “Clay” when he clearly mixed him up with Clay Travis. last_img read more


Major project to strengthen Indigenous employment and cultural safety in health care

first_imgNORTHERN, B.C. – A five-year research project focused on enhancing Indigenous health in Northern B.C will be headed by two UNBC researchers, together with northern and provincial partners.Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Margo Greenwood received $1.3 million as part of a Healthy and Productive Work Initiative – Partnership Grant, from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).The five-year project includes numerous Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders across the North, Northern Health, Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, and the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH). The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), also a major partner, is contributing an additional $130,000 in funding. Building on a pilot project launched in 2016, this is the first joint federal research partnership grant of its kind to be held at UNBC. A focus will be put on ways to transform health service delivery in Northern B.C. Included are organizations and professions to be culturally safe and culturally humble environments to provide and receive care. The program also aims to inspire new generations of Indigenous youth in the North to enter the health-care field.“We are excited to have started this journey with our partners through which we will explore ways to celebrate Indigeneity in health care,” said de Leeuw, Northern Medical Program and Geography associate professor. “It’s an opportunity to develop northern-focused solutions that seek to create a more culturally humble health-care system that embraces Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge.”“Our project aspirations include teaching future health-care providers through experiential learning, training health researchers who will be writing policy and developing the knowledge landscape that health services will be provided within, and inspiring future Indigenous health care leaders,” added de Leeuw.“Access to culturally safe care is a critical part of our ongoing commitment to improving services in our region and fostering respectful and collaborative relationships with our Indigenous communities,” said David Williams, Northern Health vice president of Human Resources. “We are committed to becoming more reflective of the people we serve in the North and look forward to furthering that goal through this project. We hope to attract more Indigenous employees to our workforce and also continue to improve the workplace for those employees.”last_img read more


Ron Rodgers awarded Brokerage Services for old Condill lots

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Real estate services were awarded to Ron Rodgers with NorthEast BC Realty Ltd as the proponent with the highest scoring submission to help sell the Condil Hotel lots.The City released the RFP for the properties at 10115, 10119 and 10135 100 avenue in February and received two responses.One response was from Brenna Burns (Century 21 Energy Realty) and the other Ron Rodgers (NorthEast BC Realty Ltd.).  The submissions were evaluated with a team of staff from Strategic Services and Corporate Services. The evaluation included scoring for marketing services, qualifications, submission, proven performance and references, availability and innovation.Through this evaluation, City staff awarded the contract to Ron Rodgers with NorthEast B.C. Realty Ltd.last_img


Minnesota Duluth ends Ohio State womens ice hockeys season in WHCA tournament

Senior defenseman Becky Allis attempts to chase down the puck during a game against the Toronto Aeros Sept. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorA streaky season came to a close for the Ohio State women’s hockey team this weekend.The Buckeyes (15-17-5, 10-16-5) fell to Minnesota Duluth (15-14-6, 13-12-6), 5-1, on the road Sunday in the decisive third game of the team’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament first-round series.Junior forward Zoe Hickel gave the host Bulldogs their third 1-0 lead of the weekend 9:24 into Sunday’s game, but seven minutes later junior forward Kayla Sullivan tied the game for the Buckeyes.Then, 7:06 into the second, Duluth scored what would prove to be the series-clinching goal. After OSU freshman defenseman Alexa Ranahan was called for interference, the Bulldogs capitalized on the power play with a goal from freshman defenseman Sidney Morin.Despite 16 combined shots in the second and third period, the Buckeyes couldn’t find the tying goal, and a couple of Duluth empty net goals punctuated the clinching victory.OSU coach Nate Handrahan said the 5-1 score line was slightly misleading, but ultimately the game came down to missed opportunities.“I thought we played our best game of the series and really had a lot of opportunities to capitalize, but we didn’t,” Handrahan said. “That kind of allowed them to hang around, and they capitalized when we didn’t.”On Saturday night the Buckeyes had to ride 32 saves from OSU senior goalie Lisa Steffes to come from behind twice and extend the series with a 3-2 win.Tied 1-1 heading into the third, the two teams shared three goals in a 2:20 span. Duluth took their second lead of the night early in the period, but senior forward Ally Tarr scored her 11th of the year to tie things at two. Tarr picked up an assist on the winning goal two minutes later, as she and junior defenseman Sara Schmitt set up Sara’s twin sister, junior defender Kari Schmitt, to score the game-winning power play goal.Game one on Friday saw both net minders stymie the opposition. Steffes and Duluth sophomore goalie Kayla Black combined for 50 saves, but it was the one shot Steffes didn’t save that mattered. Duluth’s leading goal scorer, senior forward Jamie Kenyon gave her team the lead 5:26 into the second, and things remained that way the rest of the night.The close margins of each playoff game were representative of an OSU team that reinvented itself after the winter holidays, only losing four of its final 16 regular season games.Over the course of the season, the Buckeyes fought through a nine-game winless streak, while also putting together separate three and four-game winning streaks. read more


Video PSV boss blasts Wembley pitch as s

first_imgPSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel was less than impressed with the state of the Wembley pitch in their 2-1 defeat to TottenhamThe London-based stadium hosted an NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles eight days before Tuesday’s Champions League game.And, despite the best efforts of the Wembley ground staff, Van Bommel showed no compassion in his assessment.“It’s s***, so. You know what I mean, it’s bad,” said Van Bommel, according to Sky Sports.“In Holland, we say s*** a little bit quicker than in English. It’s not good, but we are not complaining.“Before we were training on it, and I told the guys after one minute you have to stop and get on with training, get used to the pitch.“Of course, everyone wants the good pitch, but it is not so good, and you have to deal with it.”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…Defeat on Tuesday night confirmed PSV’s eliminated from the Champions League with just one point from four games in Group B.A Luuk de Jong header had given the Dutch giants an early 1-0 lead, but Harry Kane’s double in the final 12 minutes gave Spurs all three points.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will next host Chelsea at Wembley on November 24 in a Premier League game.💩 Mark van Bommel was not impressed by the Wembley pitch…#TOTPSV #UCLpic.twitter.com/BBZ5ZkmNDX— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) November 7, 2018last_img read more


Higuain arrives in London to complete Chelsea move

first_imgAC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain has arrived in London to begin a medical at ChelseaThis new transfer development comes following Milan’s success in agreeing on a deal with Genoa for star striker Krzysztof Piatek.Despite having only arrived Stadio Luigi Ferraris last summer for €4m from Polish club Cracovia, Piatek’s instant impact in Italian football has earned him plenty of admirers with Milan getting in there first.Sky Sports reports that the Rossoneri have agreed to pay Genoa €35m for Piatek’s transfer following a meeting on Tuesday night between the Italian clubs.The 23-year-old has arrived at Milan to begin his medical examination and a deal should be concluded soon.Now Milan have given Higuain the go-ahead to terminate their loan deal with Juventus so that he can complete a similar deal at Chelsea.The Argentina international reportedly boarded a flight to London from Milan this morning and will take a medical before signing his contract at Chelsea.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri hopes to get the deal completed in for Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.However, EFL regulations state that the deal must be completed before 13:00 (CET) today in order for Higuain to be eligible for the squad at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.The 31-year-old should be up for the game after being withdrawn from Milan’s 2-0 win over Genoa in Serie A on Monday by coach Gennaro Gattuso.Chelsea will now snap up Higuain for the remainder of this season with the option of extending it for another 12 months upon certain conditions.The 31-year-old Higuain played under Sarri for one season at Napoli, where he scored a record 36 goals in 35 Serie A games during the 2015/16 campaign before completing a €90m transfer to Juventus.This will allow the out-of-favour Alvaro Morata to finally leave London in favour of a move to Atletico Madrid.Gonzalo Higuain will travel to London today ahead of a move to Chelsea, reports @FabrizioRomano 🔜 pic.twitter.com/YFKNZCt6D1— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 23, 2019last_img read more


Pilot Car Operations Removed From The Sterling Highway

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On the Sterling Highway, traffic will resume normal operations without pilot cars as of Tuesday. However, drivers may continue to see them in road construction zones. Skilak Lake Road remains closed to any and all residents. Swan Lake Fire information and safety topics will be available on the KPB blog at www.kppoem.com and on Facebook @ KPBalerts. Residents can sign-up for the KPBalerts phone notification system by texting KPB to 99411, and following the prompts to register using your Borough physical address. Motorists are encouraged to use caution as fire-weakened trees, which can fall over, remain a hazard. Motorists should drive with headlights on at all times and be aware of fire personnel and vehicles still in the fire area. The Office of Emergency Management continues to operate the Information Call Center from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 907-262-4636 (262-INFO).last_img read more


OK Brownridges Dramatic Departure Not Based on Strategic Error

first_imgIn the report, Ashford said new publisher Lori Burgess (one the few Brownridge hires who remain) managed to increase advertising sales in January 30 percent over the same month last year. Ashford said the magazine has no plans of shutting down.“[Desmond’s] happy with what he’s done,” Ashford told the paper. “So we fight on.” Kent Brownridge’s tenure as general manager of the U.S. edition of OK! was as tumultuous as it was short-lived. Not long after joining the celebrity weekly, Brownridge [pictured] fired publisher Tom Morrissy, hired a new head of public relations and named former Quick & Simple editor Susan Toepfer to replace founding editor Sarah Ivens, who announced she was leaving the magazine.But OK! endured the same economic downturn that punished the entire magazine industry, and London-based publisher Northern & Shell last month decided to cut its losses and ousted Brownridge (as well as Toepfer) after only four months on the job.In Brownridge’s defense, Northern & Shell group editorial director and board member Paul Ashford recently told England’s Guardian newspaper that his departure wasn’t related to any strategic error he made. An unnamed “insider” told the paper Brownridge joined OK! at the worst possible time. “We became more and more reluctant to hand over 100 percent control of management, and in the end decided the [Northern & Shell founder Richard] Desmond way, running it from London, was best.”last_img read more


OBITUARY Janet E Manuel 79

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Janet E. Manuel, age 79, of Wilmington formerly of Woburn, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2019. Janet was the devoted mother of Pamela (McGondel) Streletsky & husband Paul of Haverhill, Sandra (McGondel) Pelleriti of Billerica, Janet (McGondel) LeBlanc & husband Michael of Dracut and Lawrence R. McGondel Jr. of Portsmouth, NH. Loving “Nanna” of Samantha, Sara, Jenna, Michelle, Michael and Brian. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Janet is predeceased by her parents James and Lorraine (Fraser) Manuel, her siblings Barbara Clifford, Lorraine Manuel, James Manuel and her former husband Lawrence McGondel Sr.Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours on Sunday, August 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Janet’s Funeral Service will take place on Monday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s memory may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Janet E. Manuel(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Pauline F. (Lascelles) Capps, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Janet (Colucci) O’Connor, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Linda J. Gallagher, 71In “Obituaries”last_img read more


Tripartite meet on minimum wages of tea garden workers to be held

first_imgSiliguri: The crucial tripartite meeting on minimum wages for tea garden workers has been postponed to August 6. Labour Minister Moloy Ghatak is expected to announce the minimum wage amount calculated by the state government from Uttarkanya on that day.Earlier, the meeting had been slated for July 31. “Due to the ongoing Assembly session, the meeting had been deferred to August 6,” stated Zai Ur Alam, Convenor of the Joint Forum of Tea Unions (a conglomeration of 26 operating tea unions). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Joint Forum, demanding the implementation of minimum wages in the tea gardens, had called for a closure of all of them in North Bengal on July 23, 24 and 25 along with a general strike in the tea belt on July 24. Though the unions operational in the Hills had decided not to enforce the bandh, they had called for stopping tea dispatch from the Hill’s gardens. However, following the tripartite talks in Uttarkanya, the Mini Secretariat in Jalpaiguri district on July 17, the Forum had decided to keep the agitation on hold with assurances that the state Law minister would announce the minimum wage amount calculated by the state government in the next round of talks on July 31. The minimum wage is being calculated taking into consideration the various components including the cost of food, clothing, housing and the 1:3 composition (three dependents per worker). At present, the daily wage cash component is Rs 159.last_img read more


Differentlyabled children to walk ramp for Khadi show in Capital

first_imgThe Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in association with Tamana, a non-profit organisation which works with the multiple challenged and autistic children, will host a Khadi fashion show titled- ‘Inclusion Beyond Boundaries’ in the Capital.The fashion extravaganza attempts to include the differently-abled into the world of fashion. The exhibition will be held on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, read a statement. The show will bring forward creations of 10 FDCI designers including Abraham & Thakore, Anju Modi, Gaurav Jai Gupta, JJ Valaya, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and Samant Chauhan.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The style gurus will create ensembles in Khadi and present them in pure, simple and versatile forms for the differently abled and fulfil their dreams of walking the ramp with professional models. For the last 10 years, Tamana has been organising the show with the support of the fashion fraternity. This year, the event is being executed under the umbrella of the FDCI. Tamana founder and president Shyama Chona said: “Tamana’s annual fashion show has over the years depicted that fashion is inclusive; it does not discriminate, even the disadvantaged can imbibe the latest fashion and fulfil their desires and aspirations of looking good and fashionable.” FDCI president Sunil Sethi shared: “We respect diversity and inclusion and it is an honour to partner with Tamana for a landmark event like this.” Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sindhu will be the guest of honour at the event.last_img read more


Delays expected as wideload travels through region

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDrivers are being warned to expect delays on roads in North Staffordshire as a wide-load makes its way through the area. Police say the load will be travelling up from Stafford to Congleton in Cheshire, via the A34 Northbound on the morning of Sunday November 19. The route the load will take goes through Stone , Newcastle town centre and Talke before it crosses the border. Staffordshire Police have warned motorists that delays and diversions are likely as the vehicle, and its escort, travel through the region. The wide-load is expected to leave Stafford at 8am.last_img


Former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob

first_img Former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will interview with the Arizona Cardinals for their opening at the same position Tuesday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Cooter, 34, held the OC position in Detroit from 2015 to 2018 after joining the organization in 2014 as quarterbacks coach under former head coach Jim Caldwell. First-year head coach Matt Patricia retained Cooter in 2018 before they mutually parted ways on Jan. 1. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Under Cooter, Lions quarterback Matt Stafford has put together some of his better NFL seasons. His completion percentages were in the 50s in four of his first five seasons but have been 60 percent or better in five years with Cooter on staff, plus better than 65 percent the last four seasons.Stafford also cut down on his interceptions under Cooter since 2014, throwing 128 touchdowns to 56 picks.Related LinksArizona Cardinals roster reset after the 2018 seasonReport: Cardinals to hire Steelers running backs coach James SaxonCardinals fill roles on the offensive coaching staff despite no OCArizona Cardinals interview John DeFilippo for offensive coordinatorArizona Cardinals agree to a deal with Sean Kugler as offensive line coachPrior to landing with the Lions, Cooter served as a Denver Broncos offensive assistant (2013), Kansas City Chiefs quality control coordinator (2012) and Indianapolis Colts offensive assistant (2009-11).According to multiple reports, Arizona has also considered former Vikings OC John DeFilippo, former Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian and former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo for the offensive coordinator opening.Arizona has already filled several offensive assistant positions under head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who said in his introductory press conference that he will call plays.The Cardinals announced Sean Kugler as offensive line coach, Brian Natkin as Kugler’s assistant and David Raih as wide receivers coach. A report from NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala on Monday indicated that Arizona was set to hire running backs coach James Saxon. 45 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) Top Stories last_img read more


Rep Calleys resolution to name March as Reading Month adopted

first_img28Feb Rep. Calley’s resolution to name March as Reading Month adopted Categories: Calley News State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland introduced a resolution on Wednesday to name March as Reading Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives.“Reading opens doors in many ways,” Rep. Calley said. “It is a cornerstone of education, leads to lifelong learning, and is crucial to assist students in reaching their individualized potential. I applaud all of the families, educators, librarians, and community members who support strong literacy skills.”Each year during the month of March, students across Michigan celebrate Reading Month by participating in contests and literacy events. The goal is to motivate kids to read every day of the year.Rep. Calley is scheduled to read in school classrooms across the 87th district throughout March. Teachers or administrators who would like to have Rep. Calley read in their classroom may contact her Lansing office at 517-373-0842 or by email at JulieCalley@house.mi.gov.last_img read more


Rep Afendoulis schedules constituent oneonone meetings

first_img14Mar Rep. Afendoulis schedules constituent one-on-one meetings Categories: Lynn Afendoulis News State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township will host constituent one-on-one meetings on Monday, March 18 to talk with the people she represents. The representative will be available from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Drive NE in Grand Rapids to meet with people in ten-minute increments, hearing input from as many people as possible.“This is a great opportunity to let your voice be heard on issues facing our state,” Rep. Afendoulis said. “I hope you will join me to share your thoughts and ideas. I look forward to meeting you!”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Afendoulis by phone at (517) 373-0218 or by email at LynnAfendoulis@house.mi.gov.last_img read more


Fernando Elizalde Global consumer spend on subscri

first_imgFernando ElizaldeGlobal consumer spend on subscription video-on-demand services is due to grow by 28.1% in 2014 and 18.2% 2015, according to Gartner stats. The research firm claims that, of all the video services that see consumers pay the service provider directly, SVOD has the strongest growth potential – even though the market conditions differ by region.“While North America and Western Europe will drive overall spending on S-VOD services, they are the slowest growing markets globally,” said Gartner principal research analyst, Fernando Elizalde.Spending on SVOD services in North America is expected to grow 28.5% and in Western Europe 18.6% in 2014. In the emerging regions, Gartner estimates that SVOD spending will grow 53% in 2014.“Gartner estimates that households spend anywhere between US$6 and almost US$10 on average per subscription worldwide. The spending varies somewhat regionally with emerging Greater China, Sub-Saharan and Asia Pacific countries paying the least per subscription,” said Elizalde.last_img read more