Regardless Of Rumors, Butch Jones Is On The Hot Seat

first_imgButch Jones surrounded by his players.Twitter/@6NewsThis season was supposed to be a return to form for the proud Tennessee program. While Georgia was the favorite to win the SEC East, some liked the young, talented Volunteers to take a big leap and challenge the Bulldogs for a spot in the SEC Championship. After rough Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley regimes, Butch Jones looked like the guy to lead the Vols back to national relevance. Instead, Tennessee is 2-3, with brutal losses to Oklahoma, and most recently Arkansas, another disappointing SEC program. The three losses have featured incredibly questionable coaching decisions, and the tide has seemingly turned for head coach Butch Jones.Butch Jones was a darling in Knoxville just three weeks ago, but now some Tennessee fans want to see him gone.To all the people wanting to fire Butch Jones: Charlie Strong will probably be available at the end of the season. #vols— Wesley Mason (@RealWMason) October 4, 2015What’s it like to have all the tools and still fail @UTCoachJones— Will Caffey (@Caffeyteria) October 4, 2015After tonight I am convinced Butch Jones isn’t the man for the job. He can recruit, he can say the right things, but he can’t coach…— Chase Slaven (@chaseslaven7) October 4, 2015Butch Jones has to go. There is no process. There are no bricks. Just mile high piles of cow sh*t— Zach Breazeale (@breazeale31) October 4, 2015Dear diary: today @UTCoachJones was a clown….again, when will he quit?— graeham jones (@JackDaddyJones) October 4, 2015Butch Jones sucks so much at coaching it’s hard to really describe. Recruits, please stop placating him. Dead man walking .— Baltz Vol (@Baltz_Vol) October 4, 2015Lyle @UTCoachJones has had 13+ lead in each of his games and is 2-3. All other Power 5 teams that have led 13+ are 157-5. #Vols #GBO— Matt Broyles (@matt_broyles) October 4, 2015#vfl #vols Here are Butch Jones’ impressive UT wins.— Charlie Miller (@ChuckInMemphis) October 4, 2015“The magical cure” is taking Butch Jones out into the middle of the desert and leaving him there. kay? Kay.— Sara (@_saral93) October 4, 2015Brick by brick just ain’t cutting it anymore. House is crumbling. Not impressed with Butch Jones. Never should’ve fired Phillip Fulmer.#Vols— Heather☮Brewer (@heatherkayb) October 4, 2015To make matters worse, there are some very nasty rumors out about Jones now. They are completely unverified, but it can’t help the situation. Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, a Tennessee fan, tweeted a link to a post on the VolNation message boards, which includes an absolutely crazy rumor.Butch Jones is Derek Dooley with worse hair.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) October 4, 2015You know things are bad for Butch Jones at UT when rumors that he punched offensive lineman Mack Crowder blow up:— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) October 4, 2015 I don’t believe Butch Jones punched an offensive lineman because I think he’d swing and miss and blame it on youth.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) October 4, 2015Again, these are just rumors, and pretty unbelievable ones at that, but even without them, Jones’ seat seems unbelievably hot after just five weeks.last_img read more

IPL 2019 Broadcast Channels List: How, Where to watch KXIP vs MI Live Streaming

first_img India Today Web Desk MohaliMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 12:17 IST KXIP vs MI IPL 2019 Broadcast Channels List (BCCI Photo)R Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab is looking for a revival after losing their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders.Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians are on a high after winning the last-ball nail biter against Royal challengers Bangalore on Thursday and they would look to continue the same form agaisnt Punjab.After beating Rajasthan Royals on the road in their opening fixture, a game infamous for Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ Jos Buttler, Kings XI lost by 28 runs to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.Punjab can draw heart from David Miller and Mayank Agarwal scoring half centuries in the last game, with Shami bowling really fast and exceedingly well.The Chris Gayle factor is always there and though the Jamaican did not get as many runs as the team would have liked in the last game, the left-hander is always a threat to any opposition and can single-handedly win games.#SaddaAkhada is #VIVOIPL 2019 ready! Are you? #SaddaPunjab #KXIPvMI XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 29, 2019Coming to Mumbai, the Rohit Sharma led side won a last-ball cliffhanger against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday night, a game marred by Lasith Malinga escaping a big last-ball no ball which the umpire missed.RCB and India skipper Virat Kohli termed the incident as “ridiculous”, saying this isn’t club cricket. But Mumbai would, nonetheless, take heart from the victory and look to continue their winning run against Punjab.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians on?advertisementAll IPL 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI be played?The IPL 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali from 4 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI?You can follow our coverage here – & are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between KXIP vs MI?Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav and Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper).Also Read | You destroyed my day David: Sanju Samson tells Warner after SRH thrash RRAlso Read | IPL 2019: Pizza delivery guy halts play between SRH and RR in HyderabadAlso Read | Trent Boult on Mankading incident: We should play in the right spiritFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow kxip vs mi broadcasting channelsFollow KXIP vs MIFollow Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabFollow kxip vs mi broadcast tv channel IPL 2019 Broadcast Channels List: How, Where to watch KXIP vs MI Live StreamingKXIP vs MI IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: In Match 9, Kings XI Punjab would look to take advantage of the home ground as they host Mumbai Indians at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more

After UP and Odisha Congress chief in Jharkhand resigns

first_imgJharkhand: Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar resigned from his post on Monday taking ‘moral responsibility’ for party’s poor performance in Lok Sabha elections in the state, days after the PM Modi-led NDA swept to power bagging 352 of 542 seats. “PCC chief has taken moral responsibility of the party’s performance and sent his resignation on May 24. However, party’s performance was not that bad as we won Singhbhum comfortably and lost Khunti and Lohardaga by a wafer thin margin,” said Jharkhand Congress spokesperson Alok Dubey. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Congress lost in Khunti by 1,400 votes and Lohardaga with 10,000 votes. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi himself offered to quit, which was rejected, at the CWC meeting on Saturday, a bunch of resignation landed on his table with four state leaders quitting or offering to quit on Friday. Uttar Pradesh, state from where the Congress president lost in shock defeat, state unit chief Raj Babbar sent his resignation to Gandhi taking responsibility for the poor show. “The results are depressing for the Uttar Pradesh Congress. I find myself guilty of not discharging my responsibility in a proper manner. I will meet the leadership and apprise it of my views,” Babbar tweeted in Hindi. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Yogendra Mishra, president of district Congress Committee- Amethi, the constituency that handed out a defeat to the Gandhi, also resigned taking responsibility for the defeat. Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to BJP’s Smriti Irani in the biggest upset of Lok Sabha election 2019. With this Amethi snapped its 39-year-old ties with the Gandhis that started in 1980 with Rahul Gandhi’s uncle Sanjay Gandhi contesting and winning this seat. The Congress managed to hold on to just one seat in the state, that of Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli. Another leader who quit on Friday was Niranjan Patnaik, president, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee. “I too had contested the election, party had given me a responsibility, I take the moral responsibility for this debacle and relinquish this job. I’ve communicated it to my AICC President,” he said after the Congress managed leads in just one of the state’s 21 Lok Sabha seats and its tally came down to 9 from 16 of the outgoing assembly. Karnataka Congress campaign committee president HK Patil also put in his papers writing to party president Rahul Gandhi, ‘It is time for all of us to introspect. I feel it my moral duty to own up the responsibility, hence, I submit my resignation from the post.’ In Karnataka, the state Congress rules in coalition with the JD(S), the grand old party just manage 1 seat as compared to 9 of 2014 with stalwarts like Mallikarjun Kharge and Veerappa Moily falling by the wayside. This was Kharge’s first electoral defeat in his political career spanning several decades. Moily, who was the Karnataka Chief Minister from 1992 -1994, was trounced by the BJP’s Bache Gowda.(With inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

Jaishankar holds bilateral talks with Indonesian counterpart

first_imgJakarta: In his first bilateral visit to an ASEAN country, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Thursday met his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and they agreed to step up cooperation in connecting Aceh and Andaman and Nicobar islands to promote trade, tourism and people-to-people contacts. Jaishankar is on a September 4-6 visit to Indonesia. “FM Jaishankar and I agreed to step up cooperation in Aceh – Andaman/Nicobar connectivity. Indonesia stands ready to participate in its infrastructure and connectivity development,” Marsudi said in a tweet. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details India and Indonesia last year agreed to set up a special task force to enhance connectivity between the strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands and provinces in Sumatra Island. Aceh province is located on the northern end of Sumatra. During the parleys that included global and regional issues of mutual interest, the two sides also agreed to strengthen Indo-Pacific cooperation. The two countries also committed to reach a target of USD 50 billion bilateral trade by 2025, including through broader market access. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday During the talks, Indonesia also requested India for reduction of tariff for its palm oil. “FM Jaishankar and I agreed that the long and strong bond between the two countries should be reflected in the current bilateral relations,” Marsudi said in her tweet. Highlighting the historical linkages between the two countries, Jaishankar expressed hope of a modern partnership between India and Indonesia through fashion. “Pleasure to meet my Indonesian counterpart @Menlu_RI. My 1st bilat’l visit as EAM to ASEAN. Drawing on historical linkages to fashion a modern partnership. Agreed to address common challenges & explore shared opportunities. Our talks highlighted mutual support for territorial integrity,” Jaishankar tweeted. Jaishankar also met Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen(Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and discussed closer cooperation between Andaman and Nicobar and Aceh. “Glad to meet with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen(Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. Discussed closer cooperation between Andaman & Nicobar and Aceh. Look forward to early meeting of the Joint Task Force,” Jaishankar said in his tweet. During his meeting with Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Jaishankar discussed cooperation in counter terrorism and defence. “A detailed exchange with Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal & Security Affairs @PolhukamRI Gen (Retd) H. Wiranto. Discussed cooperation in defence, security and counterterrorism. Shared resolve to protect territorial integrity,” he tweeted. Jaishankar will also hold bilateral meetings with other senior ministers of Indonesia. The visit reflects the high priority India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Indonesia, with which “we share a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and a Shared Vision on Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific,” a press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said ahead of his visit to Indonesia.last_img read more

John Rich Friends Rock For Charity

first_imgFor the third year in a row, Window World, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, was the national presenting sponsor of the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends Concert, held on Tuesday, June 3.The following day, Window World was the title sponsor of the Window World Pro-Am at the 57th annual FedEx St. Jude Classic PGA TOUR event at TPC Southwind. Both events benefitted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.The St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends Concert was a moving evening of music, hope and inspiration, featuring talent from John Rich, Big & Rich, Clint Black, Randy Houser, Deana Carter, Cowboy Troy and a surprise appearance by Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors. A live auction was also held, with proceeds going to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.The festivities continued Wednesday at TPC Southwind with the Window World Pro-Am Tournament. More than 350 amateur and professional golfers were paired to field teams of four, with pro Harry English with team members Dan Mullally, Jackie Drake, Jim Sweeney and Tino Martinez taking the No. 1 spot with a score of 53. Spectators were on hand to watch the action, as well as witness the Window World “Art from the Heart” event. Throughout the afternoon, 13 St. Jude patients hand-painted messages of hope on specially-constructed windows at the 11th hole. The window art will be auctioned off later this year at Window World’s annual national sales meeting, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the hospital.“This week is an opportunity for many groups, including country stars, PGA TOUR players, the Window World Family and friends of St. Jude to interact with patients and come together in support of the great work the hospital does every day for these children,” said Tammy Whitworth, CEO of Window World.For additional information about the FedEx St. Jude Classic, click here. For more information regarding Window World Cares, visit read more

Manchester City in Champions quarters crush Schalke 70

first_imgManchester: Manchester City has humiliated Schalke 7-0 to win the Champions League knockout stage tie 10-2 on aggregate and claim a berth in the quarter-finals. Sergio “Kun” Agüero had a brace for the hosts at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium late on Tuesday. Already leading 3-2 after the first leg in Gelsenkirchen, City dominated from the start of the contest and virtually all of the action was in front of visiting goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann. Schalke coach Dominico Tedesco fielded an attack-oriented side, but they struggled to find any gaps in the City defence and left themselves vulnerable. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherCity threatened in the 13th minute, when Kyle Walker’s deep pass found Raheem Sterling, who advanced toward the goal and left the ball for Agüero, whose strike hit the post. Twenty minutes later, City’s Bernardo Silva went down in the area after being brushed by defender Jeffrey Bruma and referee Clement Turpin pointed to the spot. Though the penalty looked soft, Turpin felt no need to consult VAR and Agüero coolly converted in the 35th minute to give City a two-goal overall lead. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThe Argentine international needed just three minutes to get his second of the night, taking a pass from Sterling and slipping the ball under Fährmann. With Schalke forced to press forward, City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko got the ball to a wide-open Leroy Sane and the German scored against his former club to make it 3-0 on the night and a daunting 6-2 overall in the 42nd minute. City, despite the more-than-comfortable lead, did not let up in the second half and scored twice in the opening 10 minutes after the re-start. The first, by Sane, was disallowed for an offside. Sterling’s goal in the 56th minute looked set to suffer the same fate until VAR confirmed that all of the attacking players were onside. Even as City slowed the pace, the nightmare continued for Schalke. Bernardo Silva scored from inside the box in the 71st minute, seven minutes before Phil Foden made it 6-0 (9-2) with a great assist from Sane. Gabriel Jesus delivered the final blow with six minutes left. City, the Premier League holders, are headed to the Champions League quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.last_img read more

NewsAlertEnergy East Pipeline review topics to include upstream downstream GHG emissions

CALGARY — Canada’s national energy regulator says it will for the first time consider the impact of upstream and downstream emissions from potential increased consumption of oil at hearings into the Energy East Pipeline.The National Energy Board says the decision is based in part on 820 public submissions it received since last spring.It says it will also for the first time consider the effect of meeting government greenhouse gas emission targets on the financial viability and need for the pipeline.Previously, the NEB only considered GHG emissions directly associated with construction and operation of the pipeline.The NEB will now invite public comment on the completeness of TransCanada’s applications before issuing a hearing schedule.The board invited public input last spring on topics that should be considered during upcoming hearings, including the issue of greenhouse gas emissions related to increased consumption of oil from completion of the 4,500-kilometre conduit.The original Energy East review was derailed in September 2016 after members of the regulatory panel overseeing the hearings resigned amid questions about a potential conflict of interest.In January, the NEB invalidated nearly two years of decisions made by the previous panel, a setback for TransCanada’s (TSX:TRP) $15.7-billion development, and a new panel was appointed.Energy East as proposed would carry 1.1 million barrels of crude per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada and an export marine terminal in New Brunswick.The Energy East review is taking place at the same time that the government considers a sweeping overhaul of the NEB following a report in May that said the system is broken and the NEB should be split into two agencies. read more

Two UN repatriation programmes for Congolese refugees top 10000 mark

About 255 Congolese left the neighbouring Republic of Congo Tuesday to return to their villages in Equateur Province, home of Africa’s biggest rainforest. With this fifty-seventh convoy that crossed the River Oubangui, the agency (UNHCR) said today it has brought more than 10,240 Congolese back to Equateur Province.Another UNHCR voluntary repatriation programme also passed the 10,000 mark when refugees travelled by boat today to DRC’s South Kivu Province from Tanzania. More than 10,100 refugees have returned home under this programme that began in October. Camps in western Tanzania shelter about 150,000 Congolese.Returnees receive a start-up package that includes food for three months, supplies such as blankets, sleeping mats and a kitchen set, and a shelter kit containing a machete, saw, hammer, roofing nails and plastic sheeting.About 20,000 refugees from the Sudan and the DRC, including many living in exile for nearly four decades, will start returning home next month under pacts signed in late January by the agency and both African governments.The two tripartite agreements laid out the legal framework for the return of 13,300 Sudanese refugees in the DRC and 6,800 Congolese refugees who have been calling Sudan home since the mid-1960s. Sudanese had fled fighting to north-eastern DRC.“We hope that conditions in other areas of the DRC will soon improve to allow for organized returns to start,” said UNHCR’s representative in DRC, Eusebe Hounsokou.About 45,000 Congolese from Katanga Province remain in Zambia, but the continuing insecurity does not encourage returns there to start any time soon.More than 52,000 people, including Congolese refugees who made their way back on their own, have returned to the DRC since October 2004. read more

DR Congo presidential contenders meet facetoface UN mission reports

The mission, known by its French acronym MONUC, reported that President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba shook hands twice before the cameras during a meeting of President Kabila and his vice presidents.While MONUC characterized the atmosphere as “relaxed and conciliatory,” it noted that the men did not make any public declarations.The meeting comes after the sustained efforts of MONUC and the international community to bring the two men together. Several foreign dignitaries, including the European Union’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, had travelled to the DRC in recent days to urge the two candidates to meet.Neither Mr. Bemba nor Mr. Kabila won a majority in the July vote, the country’s first free and fair elections in more than 40 years. They will now face each other in runoff elections on 29 October.“We are working very seriously with all concerned to ensure that the second round moves ahead as smoothly as the first round, and that the parties and the political leaders play by the rules of the game, and accept the results regardless of who wins,” said Secretary-General Kofi Annan at a news conference in New York today.In other news, MONUC said it remained concerned about the large number of weapons on the streets of the capital, Kinshasa.At a press briefing today, Deputy MONUC spokesperson Jean-Tobie Okala said that the large circulation of arms and men with arms around the city “was not good” for the electoral process.He called on all of those involved to step up their efforts to disarm and for an acceleration of the retraining and integration of militia forces into the national Army. read more

John F Kennedy assassination the conspiracy theories

first_imgIt would have been absolute insanity by Cuba…. It would have been a provocation. Needless to say, it would have been to run the risk that our country would have been destroyed by the United States. Nobody who’s not insane could have thought about [killing Kennedy in retaliation].Another theory says that Cuban exiles, tired of waiting on Kennedy to install them in Cuba decided, or were directed by elements of the CIA to kill Kennedy.Seeing Cuba as the greatest threat in the Cold War, CIA brass wanted Kennedy to be more proactive in dealing with Castro.The KGB/Soviet theory(Topham/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images)Given that Kennedy had stared down the Soviet Union over Cuba and the assassination happened in the middle of the Cold War, this theory is plausible, to a point.Throughout the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy showed no appetite for war. Johnson subsequently escalated US involvement in Vietnam and, if not more war hungry himself, he certainly had more hawkish advisers. So the Soviet end game is hard to see.The theory goes that the Soviet government was embarrassed by Cuba and had Kennedy killed. Soviet defector Ion Pacepa claims to have had a conversation with Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausecu about ten international leaders the KGB either killed or tried to killed.Another theory says that Kennedy was a communist puppet who had “turned American” and was dragging his heels on delivering communism to the States.The Warren Commission found no evidence of Soviet involvement, but it has been claimed Johnson ordered the commission not to bother looking into the Soviets, less the world be plunged into war for the third time in 50 years.The fact that Oswald spent two years in Russia and had a Russian wife also lends weight to this theory. The Mafia theory FBIAmerica in the 60s had Mafia bosses. Lots of them. And they were powerful both at home and abroad.Their network, their proficiency with killing people and the fact that Oswald assassin Jack Ruby was a known Mafia acquaintance give this theory some legs.That’s means and circumstance but what about motive? Castro had shut down lucrative casinos in Cuba, so his removal would have helped, but was that enough to kill a president?Kennedy’s brother Bobby, who was the Attorney General, had vowed to clamp down on organised crime. Certainly, Bobby had angered the Teamsters’ Union boss Jimmy Hoffa by attempting to prosecute him for racketeering.But again, is that motive to kill his brother?The CIA had contact with mob bosses about an attempt on Castro, did they then feel double-crossed by the Kennedy Administration?Another theory is that Kennedy and mob boss Sam Giancana shared a mistress making this a straight-up crime of passion. The New Orleans theory (Wikimedia Commons)The reason most people have for disbelief in the Warren Commission findings is that everything is too neat with a story that one man did it and another shot him in revenge.The report contains glaring inaccuracies and inconsistencies which have been chased over time. Even the House Select Committee on Assassinations found a “high probability” that at least two people fired at the President.Louisiana District Attorney Jim Garrison was the only man ever to bring someone to trial in connection with the assassination, but even that didn’t lead to a conviction as Clay Shaw was cleared by a jury just an hour into deliberations.The theory goes that Shaw, Oswald and David Ferrie, with or without the aid of  the mafia or Cuban exiles, plotted to assassinate Kennedy because they didn’t like his politics on a number of issues.The reason it is in any plausible is that it involves the fewest number of people. The other theories involve a myriad of conspirators and no group that size has been known to hold a secret that long.It falls down on any real evidence, however.It is known that Oswald spent time in Louisiana in the months leading up to the shooting, that David Ferrie lied about knowing Oswald earlier than 1962 (the picture above shows Ferrie and Oswald together in 1955) and that Clay Shaw had at the very least been considered as a CIA operative.But does any of that point to the most high-profile assassination of all time?Jim Garrison thought so and his book “On The Trail Of The Assassins” lays out this theory.The RestOther theories involve a shadowy cabal of bankers, UFO cover-ups, the Israeli government, the Illuminati and even George HW Bush.Read: Parnell and JFK: Parallels Up For DiscussionIn photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963 NEXT FRIDAY WILL mark 50 years since the assassination of then-US President John F Kennedy.Nobody was ever convicted of the assassination due to the murder the following day of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. The findings the following year by the Warren Commission that both Oswald and Ruby acted alone have been debate, disputed and supported in equal measure over the half century that has passed.Much of the reading and viewing on the subject is tied to a lot of circumstance and conjecture, but the theories abound.Here are just a few.The Lyndon B Johnson theory(Henry Griffin/AP Photo)As far as motive goes, the Vice-President certainly stands out. With Kennedy gone, Johnson became the 36th President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world.That Kennedy and Johnson contested the Democratic nomination in 1960 and the assassination occurred in Johnson’s home state both lend weight to suggestions that he may have been involved. As does the well-known antipathy between Kennedy’s inner circle and Johnson (Bobby Kennedy referred to LBJ in his eulogy to his brother as a “garish sun”).A new book by an advisor to Richard Nixon, Roger Stone, claims Nixon believed LBJ was involved.The theory is that rich tycoons who stood to benefit from LBJ’s more pro-market stance paid for the assassination.As-yet-unreleased recordings are said to contain evidence that Jackie Kennedy also believed that Johnson was involved. Johnson is said to have believed the next theory.The Cuban Government theory(AP Photo)“Kennedy was trying to get Castro, but Castro got him first,” said Johnson in a 1968 interview.Given that the US had attempted to assassinate the Cuban leader a number of times, it is understandable that Castro would be a little upset and want a measure of revenge.The US attempt to overthrow him that led to the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban Missile Crisis would have backed Castro into a corner. The theory goes that to counteract this, he had the Mafia kill Kennedy.In 1977, Castro dispelled the idea.last_img read more

Rare sea creature washes up on California beach thousands of miles from

first_img Share51 Tweet Email3 Image: Thomas Turner/UC Santa Barbara via AP By Associated Press Jessica Nielsen, a conservation specialist, examines a beached hoodwinker sunfish at at Coal Oil Point Reserve in Santa Barbara, California. Rare sea creature washes up on California beach thousands of miles from home The creature was identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species. A 7-FOOT SEA creature that washed ashore in Southern California in the US has been identified as a rare species usually found in the Southern Hemisphere.  The creature was identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species.The University of California Santa Barbara said an intern spotted the stranded fish last week at Sands Beach in the university’s Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve.The intern then alerted a conservation specialist named Jessica Nielsen at Coal Oil Point.Nielsen said that she initially thought it was a type of local sunfish and posted photos to the reserve’s Facebook page. The photos drew the attention of a man named Thomas Turner – an associate professor in UCSB’s ecology, evolution and marine biology department who examined the fish and posted photos to the iNaturalist online community.Marianne Nyegaard of Murdoch University in Australia saw the photos.She was the woman who identified the species in 2017 and formally named it Mola tecta, but gave it the hoodwinker moniker because it had somehow escaped scientific recognition.ImagesNyegaard said in am email to UCBS that she was reluctant to identify the fish as a hoodwinker because the photos didn’t clearly show distinctive features and because it had turned up so far out of its known range.She sent specific instructions to California about what to photograph and tissue samples that should be taken.Turner and Nielsen were glad to help, but first they had to find the fish, which had been moved by the tide.They walked from opposite ends of the beach and found it several hundred yards from its original position.Nyegaard said she ended up with a large number of extremely clear photos “and there was just no doubt of the ID”.Sunfish are odd-looking, flat and somewhat oval with fins that resemble little wings.According to Thomas, the fish was just over 7 feet long and slightly wider from fin tip to fin tip.Its dorsal fin was just under 2-and-a-half long. He did not measure the weight. Short URLcenter_img Jessica Nielsen, a conservation specialist, examines a beached hoodwinker sunfish at at Coal Oil Point Reserve in Santa Barbara, California. Image: Thomas Turner/UC Santa Barbara via AP 42,183 Views Saturday 2 Mar 2019, 2:17 PM 10 Comments Mar 2nd 2019, 2:17 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

No more smoking outside

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Despite anticipated backlash from the local Greek Australian community, Monash City Council is hoping to ban smoking in outdoor areas such as cafes and sports grounds. The Greeks will whinge initially, but once they realize that what’s been implemented is actually a good thing for their health, and a good thing for their bottom line of the traders and sporting groups, I have found that the Greeks will actually come on board and it no longer becomes an issue for them.As a result of a council meeting on Tuesday night, the council will now push ahead with community consultation on banning smoking in outdoor areas. Councillor Paul Klisaris, who initiated the proposal, said it was important that local government promote an anti-smoking message, although he anticipated resistance from Greek Australians in the area. “Greeks have a lot of good qualities, but they also have one negative about them, and that is that they are the biggest whingers on the planet,” he said. Monash is the first local council in Victoria to consider the ban, but it has been state law in sporting clubs and cafes in Queensland and New South Wales for years. Cr Klisaris said, since those bans were introduced, data has shown an increase in patronage. “Now what does that mean?” he said. “It means that people who otherwise wouldn’t go to a cafe outside and enjoy the good weather because they didn’t want to inhale their neighbours’ smoke, all of a sudden were able to do that.” Community consultation is now under way in the city of Monash, and a subcommittee has been formed to make a recommendation to council, which Cr Klisaris expects will be in early 2011. “The Greeks will whinge initially, but once they realize that what’s been implemented is actually a good thing for their health, and a good thing for their bottom line of the traders and sporting groups, I have found that the Greeks will actually come on board and it no longer becomes an issue for them,” he said. But local traders are not sold on the idea. Owner of Niko’s Quality Cakes in Oakleigh, Tass Poupouzas, said she objected to Monash residents being the “guinea pigs,” and said the ban would damage her business. “These days, it’s tough enough to bring business in, and they are just closing our doors, they’re making it harder and harder for shopkeepers in Monash to make a living,” she said. And she doubted the ban would contribute to public health. “People who want to stop smoking will do it for other reasons, they’ll stop because they can’t afford it,” she said. Down the road at Vanilla, barista Georgio Lafazanis said having a cigarette with a coffee was part of the “Greek way of life.” “I’m not a fan of smoking, I’m losing my grandparents to smoking, but I don’t have a right to tell someone they’re not allowed to smoke outside,” he said. Chris Karavatsivis, who works in the area, said he thought the local Greek community would make their voice heard during the consultations. “At the end of the day, democracy was founded in Greece, so we have a vested interest in it,” he said. Monash City Mayor Charlotte Baines said the council was keen to hear a variety of views from residents, but said she supported the ban. “For us it’s about responding to wider health implications, and one way councils can respond is by enacting changes,” she said. Mayor Baines said council staff would “absolutely” be engaging with the community on this issue over the coming months. In 2007, Monash City Council passed a ban on smoking in playgrounds, which Cr Klisaris said was “policing itself.” He said the proposed ban was not designed as a revenue-raiser for the council. “This is not an attack on smokers, it’s certainly not an attack on the Greek community in Oakleigh or the Eaton Mall, where they all get together on a Saturday particularly and have a latte and have a cigarette,” he said. “But what we’re saying is look, it’s your right to smoke, but do it in a venue where it doesn’t impede on others.”last_img read more

Scotia Bank Plans to Close 120 Branches Worldwide

first_img New small business support organization established Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:branch close, cecil arnold, Scotia bank ‘Positives’ for HIV/Aids down in Turks and Caicos; Testing today Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 5 Nov 2014 – ScotiaBank is planning to close 120 banks around the world and cut back on as many as 15,000 staff. The announcement caused quite a raucous in the financial world yesterday, especially as talk was that the Caribbean branches of Scotiabank are not performing as well as they used to do. We picked up on an exchange on the Business News Network via the Globe and Mail; where it was said three major loans in the Caribbean had to be written down; the region called troublesome for ScotiaBank and RBC. We contacted Managing Director of ScotiaBank Turks and Caicos Ltd, Cecil Arnold who expeditiously responded with: There are no known impacts to Scotiabank TCI staff or its current operations, no impact on borrowing or our current employees. These decisions are being made to improve the bank’s overall efficiencies in Canada and its international banking operations. We will remain the most international of the Canadian banks, fully committed to our employees and customers.” Mr Arnold pointed out that ScotiaBank has two million Caribbean customers and 19 banks in the region. ‘Know Your Status’ as ScotiaBank supports Regional HIV Testing daylast_img read more

Port of San Diego Stay Open project

first_imgPort of San Diego Stay Open project Updated: 8:51 AM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 20, 2019center_img May 20, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Port of San Diego has selected an experienced, international hospitality team to develop and operate a new shared hospitality pod hotel concept, expected to be one of the first in the country.The Port sought proposals for an innovative team to develop and/or operate lower-cost overnight accommodations near San Diego Bay. Of the three complete proposals received, the Board of Port Commissioners selected the STAY OPEN team.“We are very pleased to have been selected by the Port of San Diego for the development of lower-cost overnight accommodations near San Diego Bay. With the location’s proximity to transit and nearby attractions, we saw this site as a great opportunity for the new STAY OPEN concept. We look forward to being the first to bring shared hospitality to the San Diego market through a pod hotel and expect there to be a great deal of synergy for guests of our Los Angeles locations, which are in development now,” said Steve Shpilsky, CEO and Co-Founder of STAY OPEN.The STAY OPEN hotel would feature:• 220 self-contained pods (33 rooms with eight to 12 pods per room) – each with a single-occupancy bed, storage locker, power supply, ventilation control, closeable screen for privacy and security; and free Wi-Fi;• Well-appointed shared bathroom with shower facilities, comparable to a high-end fitness center;• Six private Ensuite rooms with private bathrooms featuring queen and twin beds ideal for couples and families;• An activated rooftop space with a restaurant, bar and outdoor seating, which will be open to the public“STAY OPEN’s innovative ‘shared hospitality’ concept really stood out, as it is geared towards the traveler that is looking to stay in prime locations without breaking the bank or sacrificing the experience,” said Chairman Garry Bonelli, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “The STAY OPEN team has a successful track record of developing and operating high quality, lower-cost overnight accommodations globally. We look forward to having them as a partner.” KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

SEARHC to Receive 53 Million Settlement from Federal Government

first_imgSEARHC serves about 17,000 Alaska Natives and American Indians in Southeast Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will receive a $53 million settlement from Indian Health Service for about fifteen years of unpaid contract costs.Now SEARHC president and CEO Charles Clement hopes the federal agency will continue to pay its bills.Download AudioThe Indian Health Service pays the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to provide health care services to about 17,000 Alaska Natives and American Indians in Southeast.But for more than 15 years, IHS failed to reimburse SEARHC for nearly $40 million in contract support costs.SEARHC CEO and president Charles Clement says contract support covers such things as building insurance, audits, electricity bills and other compliance activities required by IHS.“We don’t have a choice whether we buy insurance. We have to have an audit every year. We pay an auditor to come in and fully audit everything. And it’s genuinely bizarre that they would say, ‘You have to do this, but we’re not going to compensate you for that,’” Clement says.The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act requires such costs be paid in full. When that doesn’t happen, Clement says SEARHC has to use other revenue to pay the bills and that means sacrifices in patient care.“We hear lots of feedback from patients about access to care and timeliness of care and formularies and we try to resolve them and take them into consideration continuously. But, at the end of the day, when you spend all the money that you have providing these services, there’s only so much that you can do,” Clement says.SEARHC has an annual operating budget of around $115 million. Clement says almost half comes from IHS, with the rest from a slew of grants and third party payers, like Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies.2014 is the first fiscal year in more than 15 years that SEARHC has received full support payments from IHS.The two entities signed the final settlement agreement July 23. Clement says SEARHC will likely receive the entire payment in the fall. He says the settlement puts an end to any contentious issues between SEARHC and IHS.“I’m ecstatic. This is a big deal. I mean to have something this big interrupting a relationship that we have with the Indian Health Service. It’s hard to just overlook the fact that you have a deal and someone’s not fulfilling their end of the bargain, because the Indian Health Service is really our partner. And so to have that resolved is a huge relief,” Clement says.The settlement includes interest and will go into a reserve fund. Clement says SEARHC also will use the one-time payment on deferred building maintenance, information technology and medical equipment.U.S. Sen. Mark Begich recently introduced a pair of bills requiring the federal government to honor contractual obligations made with tribal organizations. Heather Handyside is Begich’s press secretary.“His two new bills will ensure that these payments are not just made at the whim of the current senate and house representatives and president but are going to be written into law so that they will not only be approved but also funded, and won’t come out of discretionary funding. So those are all important steps to make sure this doesn’t continue the same cycle that we’ve seen historically,” Handyside says.SEARHC is one of several tribal organizations across the state that filed claims and reached a settlement with IHS for unpaid contract support. Settlements range from several hundred thousand dollars to more than $150 million.last_img read more

Google engineers to pump up MOOCorg website from edX

first_img What will Google bring to the project? Google will work on core platform development. Google’s Dan Clancy, Director of Research, said Tuesday, “We are taking our learnings from Course Builder and applying them to Open edX” for the latter’s new platform.By Course Builder, Clancy is referring to the open source experimental platform that Google started in 2012 with the similar spirit of support for online learning, providing the tools for those who want to create an interactive online course. Though it was Google’s first step into this kind of project, Course Builder attracted a community of education-focused people around the world. In 2014, however, the edX alphabet soup is going to have a key main ingredient, yet another catchy phrase to watch, called This will go live in 2014 with courses.”We look forward to contributing to edX’s new site,, a new service for online learning which will allow any academic institution, business and individual to create and host online courses.” said Clancy. For those involved in Course Builder, questions remain as to what next year’s means for them. Google’s Clancy said Google will provide “an upgrade path to Open edX and from Course Builder.”According to the Course Builder site, in a notice titled Hi Course Builder community, “As we transition our focus to Open edX, we will minimize Course Builder feature development. However, we are committed to providing support to current and future Course Builder users in the interim.” For anyone who has customized Course Builder, “we cannot guarantee that these will transfer to Open edX. However, Open edX has a customization framework called XBlocks that may address some of these needs. Additionally, as an open source platform, Open edX can be customized at the source code level.”Meanwhile, Anant Agarwal, president of edX, welcomes the Google move because of the opportunity to work with Google’s world-class engineers and technology, which “will enable us to advance online, on-campus and blended learning experiences faster and more effectively than ever before.” The new site is to invite contributions not only from schools but businesses and individual course authors and instructors. MOOC is shorthand for Massive Open Online Courses. ( —Free online courses continue to be a work in progress as the next upheaval in education. Google will be advancing progress momentum, based on Tuesday’s announcement from Google Research: Google is joining the Open edX platform. To get some of this lingo soup out of the way, we start with Open edX, which is a platform for creating courses that can be taken by anyone with Internet access. Behind this open source learning platform is edX, a group of 28 institutions, the xConsortium. Founded by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, edX is dedicated to transforming online and campus learning. A nonprofit, edX distributes online courses for free. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img More top universities to offer free online courses Citation: Google engineers to pump up website from edX (2013, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: … announce/ … read more

Citigroup Is Testing Its Own Bitcoin Citicoin

first_imgJuly 7, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. The day has come: Banks can’t ignore Bitcoin anymore. Not even the biggest of the big.First up is Citigroup, the New York City-based global banking giant recently revealed to the International Business Times that it is developing its own version of Bitcoin. Predictably branded ‘Citicoin,’ the virtual currency was coded by Citigroup’s research and design arm, Citi Innovation. Still in the early testing phase, a patent has not been filed for the mainly open-source cryptocurrency, which is based off of Bitcoin and its core blockchain ledger technology, a chronological public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions that have ever taken place. This approach will allow for less complicated and less costly cross-border payments and other transactions.    Related: Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on BitcoinCitigroup, which has eyed distributed ledger tech over “the last few years,” also admitted to the Times that it has developed three internal blockchains to test its fledgling digital coins on. While the company’s inaugural foray into virtual currency is promising — and certainly a pioneering move within the traditional financial services industry — it’s still a ways away from being the real deal.“They [Citigroup’s blockchains] are all within the labs just now, so there is no real money passing through these systems yet,” Ken Moore, head of Citi Innovation Labs, told the Times. “They are at a pre-production level, to be clear.”Related: Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?So far, the focus of Citigroup’s digital currency system has been on cross-border payments, with trade likely up next, Moore said.He described Citicoin, as “an equivalent to Bitcoin,” and said it’s “up and running” within company labs in an effort to give Citigroup a head start. “It’s in the labs, but it’s to make sure we are at the leading edge of this technology and that we can exploit the opportunities within it.”Citigroup has thrown down the virtual gauntlet. Which big bank is up next?Related: ‘Days Felt Like Years’: What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a Week Enroll Now for Freecenter_img 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

Iceland Travel appoints Blue Square Consultants as its representative

first_imgIceland Travel, a leading DMC in Iceland has appointed Blue Square Consultants as its Sales and Marketing representative in India.Since its operations in 1937, Iceland Travel as a DMC has offered diverse product categories that will suit Indian agents, such as escorted tours, day tours and self-drive tours in Iceland. Iceland as a destination is gaining popularity in India because of its vast and varied landscape filled with volcanoes, glaciers, black sand beaches, lava fields and remote fjords.Jakobina Gudmundsdottir, Director of Sales & Marketing, Iceland Travel, said, “Recently, we have witnessed an increase in Indian enquiries to travel to Iceland. To foster this growth, we needed to have a strong representation in India. We felt that Blue Square Consultants is the apt partner to have in India because of their excellent track record; highly professional team and undisputed knowledge of Indian travel trade and travelers.”“At Blue Square Consultants, our emphasis has always been to associate with reputed and quality clients and we have achieved this once again with our recent alliance with Iceland Travel. We are confident that our association with Iceland Travel will not only be beneficial for them but also for Iceland as a destination as it has something new to offer to Indian travellers,” said Lubaina Sheerazi, COO, Blue Square Consultants.last_img read more

Eye on the Industry Updates on Black Knight Churchill and More

first_img March 28, 2019 831 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News From announcements of key hires to joint ventures and platform integration, catch the latest from the mortgage industry in this update.Florida-based Black Knight Inc. has announced that U.S. Bank has chosen its Servicing Digital Solution to supplement its internal capabilities and offer its customers ongoing, detailed information about their loans, and tools to manage their housing wealth.The web solution delivers detailed, timely, and highly personalized loan information to U.S. Bank mortgage customers about their loans, and provides “what-if” simulators and tools to show how wealth can be built from these real estate assets.Black Knight said that Servicing Digital is a consumer-centric, responsive web and mobile solution that gives customers of financial institutions fast, around-the-clock access to home and loan information that is relevant and easy to understand. The solution was built with the consumer’s needs in mind and provides servicers with a platform for continual engagement with their customers to build stronger relationships.“At U.S. Bank, we work hard to provide simple and useful customer experiences by offering tools such as the new Servicing Digital solution,” said David Little, EVP of Servicing and Default at U.S. Bank. “This update allows us to give customers valuable details about their most important asset, their home.”____________________________________________________Tennessee-based Churchill Mortgage, a provider of conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA residential mortgages across 46 states, announced a joint venture with American Home Title to found Churchill Title Solutions, a title company intended to streamline the origination process and create a secure mortgage experience for borrowers, real estate agents, and lenders.Available to all lenders in every U.S. state, Churchill Title Solutions will provide borrowers the option of pursuing a digital mortgage, streamlining (or entirely eliminating) some tedious processes associated with traditional title management, while expediting lenders’ time to close. In addition, the joint venture will close potential security gaps within the mortgage process and help lenders and real estate agents provide borrowers with peace of mind that their information is safe and secure.“With the engagement and commitment of both companies’ staff and leadership, we’ve established a synergistic joint venture that will allow Churchill Title Solutions to become an integrated part of Churchill’s streamlined origination process,” said Jack Goisse, President of American Home Title. “This joint venture will employ solutions to ensure efficiency, security and transparency to all stakeholders providing a consistent and stress free experience.”____________________________________________________California-based Cloudvirga, a provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software, and Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry have announced an official partnership that integrates Cloudvirga’s POS software with Ellie Mae’s Encompass digital mortgage solution.The joint solution is a fully bi-directional integration that seamlessly maps all data fields, from disclosure tracking to itemization of fees, creating a more robust dataset than a FNMA 3.2 file. Additionally, both systems are fully synchronized whether the origination teams are in the Cloudvirga POS or Encompass.”Cloudvirga’s integration with Ellie Mae is the result of years of development and tens of thousands of closed loans on Cloud Virga’s POS,” said Tim Von Kaenel, Chief Product Officer at Cloudvirga. “Together, Cloudvirga and Ellie Mae bring exceptional user experience to both borrowers and loan originators while dramatically driving down the cost of lending.”____________________________________________________LoanCare, a ServiceLink Company, has named Sudhir Nair as its new EVP and CIO. Nair, who has nearly two decades of experience in the mortgage and consumer lending sector, will be responsible for planning, organizing, optimizing, and managing the overall operation of LoanCare’s IT department. He will also provide strategic leadership to ensure operational services are supported in a timely and cost-effective manner.”We are excited to have Sudhir join our executive team. Given his expertise, we’re confident that he will help take our business to the next level,” said Dave Worrall, President of LoanCare. “We are committed to innovation and providing the best digital mortgage experience for our customers and clients and we look forward to seeing how Sudhir can position us for the future.” Black Knight Churchill Cloudvirga Eye on the Industry loanCare 2019-03-28 Seth Welborncenter_img Eye on the Industry: Updates on Black Knight, Churchill, and More Sharelast_img read more