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EIA: Renewables and Gas Continue to Overtake Coal

first_imgEIA: Renewables and Gas Continue to Overtake Coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Natural gas and renewables combined to fuel more than half of U.S. power generation in April. Coal’s share of generation, which saw declines in February and March, dipped to 24%.According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest “Electric Power Monthly” released June 25, utility-scale generation net of hydroelectric pumped storage increased 2.9% year over year in April to 302.6 million MWh.Over the same period, gas-fired generation climbed 16.0% to 100.0 million MWh, accounting for 33.0% of the net total. Meanwhile, coal-fired generation declined 9.9% versus the prior-year period to 73.5 million MWh, to account for 24.3% of the nation’s electricity.Renewable output climbed 0.5% year over year to 66.6 million MWh as growth among renewable resources was mixed.Year-to-date through April, utility-scale generation climbed 4.5% to 1.30 billion MWh, with coal supplying 27.2% of the nation’s power and natural gas at a 31.4% share. So far, renewable generation has supplied 19.5% of the nation’s power, compared with 19.8% a year earlier.Over the same period, coal-fired generation declined 4.9% year over year to 354.9 million MWh, while gas-fired generation climbed 16.0% to 409.8 million MWh. Meanwhile, renewable generation grew 2.9% to 254.2 million MWh.More ($): Natural gas, renewables combined for 55% of US power generation in Aprillast_img read more

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June 1, 2006 On the Move

first_img June 1, 2006 On the Move On the Move Leonard G. Rubin formed Leonard G. Rubin, P.A., at 701 Northpoint Pkwy, Ste. 209 in West Palm Beach 33401. The phone number is (561) 721-1683. The firm represents municipalities and private individuals in all aspects of local government. Terence G. “Terry” Connor joined Hunton & Williams’ Miami office as partner and co-head of the labor and employment practice. Michael D. Crosbie joined American Leisure Holdings, Inc., as executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Tina Dunsford joined Fowler White Boggs Banker as a shareholder. Dunsford’s practice includes corporate representation of hospital systems and physician practices. The Rosenthal Law Firm relocated to 212 Pasadena Place, Ste. A, Orlando 32803. The phone number is (407) 488-1220 and the fax number is (407) 488-1221. Scott Leeds, J.B. Spence, Jack Paris, and Jonathan Colby have all joined The Cochran Firm-Miami as partners. Daniel P. Osterndorf was made partner in Gronek & Latham’s commercial litigation practice group in Orlando. Sharon Calix Tiffany joined Fowler White Boggs Banker as an associate practicing all areas of insurance coverage litigation. Robert E. Johnson joined GrayRobinson’s Tampa office as a shareholder and will focus his practice in the areas of complex civil and probate litigation. H. Wesley Reeder and T. Shane Rowe were appointed as directors of Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon in Pensacola. Brett A. Marlowe joined Page, Eichenblatt, Bernbaum & Bennett in Orlando as an associate and will focus on construction and commercial litigation. Robert M. Mitchell joined Bush Graziano & Rice in Tampa as of counsel. Andrés Rivero, Eduardo Palmer, and Jorge A. Mestre formed Rivero Palmer & Mestre. They will focus on representing corporate and institutional clients in complex commercial disputes. Alan B. Fields joined the First American Title Insurance Company as state counsel for the state of Florida. Fields will be responsible for underwriting and special projects. Robert A. Segal moved his practice to 2955 Pineda Causeway, Ste. 209 in Melboune 32940. The phone number is (321) 757-6906 and the fax number is (321) 242-1350. Segal will continue to accept referrals in all family law related cases. Cesar A. Sastre was named general counsel for Bass Underwriters in Plantation. Neil P. Anthony was promoted to partner at the law office of William W. Price. Subsequently, the firm’s name changed to Price & Anthony. Amanda L. Brock joined Henderson Franklin as an associate in the Ft. Myers office and will concentrate her practice on environmental and land use law and coastal construction law. Scott L. McMullen, Joanne O’Connor, and Mark Dahlmeier have advanced at Jones Foster. McMullen was selected as firm officer and O’Connor and Dahlmier have been made shareholders. Deborah B. Ansbro of Gronek & Latham was appointed a county court judge for Orange County by Gov. Jeb Bush. Robert N. Hogan II joined Gary, Dytrych & Ryan in North Palm Beach and will continue to focus his practice on civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and real estate law. Jeanne Vagell Rowlee joined Rudolf & Hoffman in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Rowlee will focus her practice on probate, trust and guardianship administration, and litigation matters. Adam K. Feldman was elected shareholder at Patterson, Anderson & Feldman and practices in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, commercial lending, and community association and general corporate law. Alyson M. Innes became an associate with Killgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires in Orlando. Tami L. Diebel joined Hannah, Estes & Ingram as an associate practicing in the areas of insurance defense and medical malpractice defense. The Law Offices of Carlos A. Velasquez relocated to 101 N. Pine Island Rd., Ste. 201 in Plantation 33324. The firm will continue its practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, general civil lititgation, commercial litigation, and immigration. Sandra M. Ferrera was named partner at Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami. Ferrera represents developers, investors, and lenders in large and complex transactions. Richard W. Bassett and John M. O’Malley have joined McFarlane & Dolan’s Coral Springs office as litigation associates. Kathy J. Tayon joined Fowler White Boggs Banker’s Boca Raton office. Tayon’s health care practice includes negotiating, documenting, and closing a wide array of transactions. Raja & Kret moved to 20801 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 403, Aventura 33180. The phone number is (305) 932-6188 and the fax number is (786) 923-0271. The firm continues to focus on real estate transactions, residential and commercial closings, title work, landlord/tenant law, and mortgage law. Marc B. Cohen and Chad S. Paiva joined Adorno & Yoss and will work in both the West Palm Beach and Stuart offices. Cohen has extensive experience in retail and commercial collections and Paiva will practice primarily in the area of collections. Michael B. Kirwan joined Foley & Lardner as of counsel. He will be a member of the business law department and the transactional and securities practice group. Scott Vezina joined McIntosh Sawran Peltz & Cartaya’s Ft. Lauderdale office as an associate. He has experience in medical malpractice, insurance coverage, and products liability matters. Brian L. Thompson and John R. Cummings formed Thompson & Cummings. Their office is at 500 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste. 101 in Tampa. The phone number is (813) 908-4013 and the fax number is (813) 908-4014. The firm practices personal injury, criminal defense, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and family law. Joseph W. Beasley, Hugh J. Connolly IV, Stephanie E. Demos, Susan S. Lerner, and Andrew D. Stone have all become members of Josephs Jack and Helen Leen Miranda has become managing partner. D. Scott Baker joined Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe’s Orlando office as an associate, representing clients in the areas of land use, zoning, and real estate transactions. John M. Cooney and Ebony J.E. Calloway have joined Arnstein & Lehr’s Ft. Lauderdale office: Cooney as a lateral partner and Calloway as an associate. Cooney’s practice involves both complex commercial and tort litigation and Calloway’s practice focuses on municipal/local government law and commercial litigation. Janet T. Munn joined the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen as a partner in the firm’s litigation department. Mark E. Walker opened The Law Offices of Mark E. Walker on 215 S. Monroe St, Ste. 400 in Tallahassee 32301. Walker will specialize in personal injury law, civil litigation, and criminal defense. Eugene P. Samuels joined the Envision group of health care companies as vice president and general counsel.The Envision group offers healthcare services nationwide ranging from pharmacy benefits management to medical plans. Gene can be reached at (305) 418-7512 or at GSamuels@envisionrx.com Keith M. Hanenian opened the Hanenian Law Firm located at 64 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota 34240. The phone number is (941) 952-9200 and the fax number is (941) 952-9220. Joel D. Kenwood and John O. McKirchy joined Sachs Sax Klein ; Kenwood will practice in the areas of business, real estate, construction defect, and general commercial litigation law while McKirchy will practice in the areas of land use and governmental law. David J. Akins, A. Felipe Guerrero, and Jessica L.H. Tupis are making moves at Dean Mead. Akins became a shareholder in the firm’s Orlando office; Guerrero joined the Orlando office as an associate; and Tupis joined the Viera office as an associate. Lee Taylor Mercado and Mira Berry partnered to form Mercado & Berry at 206 E. First St., Ste. 201 in Sanford. Their phone number is (407) 328-6930 and they will focus on criminal defense, family law, juveniles, bankruptcy, and wills. David C. Schwartz joined the firm of Fowler White Boggs Banker as a shareholder concentrating his practice of mediation in state and federal courts. Ted R. Brown, Matthew S. Smith, Allison E. Turnbull, and Chris Hamilton joined Baker Hostetler’s Orlando office. Brown and Smith joined as partners, and Turnbull and Hamilton joined as associates. Stein, Rosenberg & Stein moved to 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Ste. 300 in Boca Raton 33486. The phone number is (561) 368-0888 and the fax number is (561) 368-2010. John Fraser Himes and Frederique B. Boire joined to form Himes & Boire, located at 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2430 in Tampa, 33602. The phone number is (813) 261-4700 and the fax number is (813) 261-4707. Tom McAleavey joined Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed as a partner. McAleavey intends to concentrate his practice on the representation of companies headquartered in the Orlando area. David R. Softness joined Buchanan Ingersoll as a shareholder in its Miami office and will represent large corporations in general creditors’ rights and commercial litigation matters. McClain & Alfonso is changing its name to McClain, Alfonso, Meeker & Dunn and will continue to practice general civil and litigation areas. Trevor Rhodes joined Fowler White Boggs Banker as an associate in the general trial practice group. Andrew Robins, Susan Robin, Michelle Oms, Michael Rodriguez, and Marissa Samuel joined Proskauer Rose’s Boca Raton office. Anthony Casareale and Mario Iglesias have joined Akerman Senterfitt as shareholders; Casareal in the Miami office and Iglesias in the Ft. Lauderdale office. Lisa D. Taylor has become a partner with Stern & Kilcullen in Roseland, New Jersey, where she will continue her health care practice. Francis Harkins was elected vice president and general counsel of The New Piper Aircraft, Inc., in Vero Beach. Sue Jacobson joined Kirk-Pinkerton in Sarasota. Venus A. Zilieris joined Schwarzberg Spector Duke, et al and will focus on commercial litigation, employment law, insurance coverage disputes, healthcare litigation, and appellate practice. Amy Lewis Bergen joined Henderson Franklin’s Bonita Springs office as an associate. Lewis Bergen will practice with the business and tax division, focusing on health care law. Alfred “Jib” Bell, Jr. joined the Accident Law Offices of Philip DeBerard and will practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Scott L. Reed joined deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal as an associate. Nicholas B. Cox joined Bush Graziano & Rice as of counsel. His primary practice areas will be the defense of medical malpractice, products liability, and other long-term care claims. Carrie Weintraub joined Holland & Knight’s Tampa office as director of attorney recruiting. Jonathan Z. Schiller joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum’s Ft. Lauderdale office as an associate. Schiller’s practice focuses primarily on marital and family law. T’anjuiming A. Marx has become an associate at Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, et al in Orlando. Bona M. Kim joined Allen, Norton & Blue as an associate. Amy Cohen joined Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Gora’s Boca Raton office and will specialize in family law. Ford & Harrison in Jacksonville launched its new human resource consulting subsidiary, F&H Solutions Group, to complement its law practice. Marsha C. Massey joined the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division in Washington, D.C. Bruce A. Rosenthal joined Ferrell Law in Miami as a partner in their appellate and trial practice. Christopher D. Brown is opening a Miami branch of Cozen O’Connor at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd, Ste. 4410, 33131. The phone number is (305) 704-5940. Thomas A. Falkinburg was promoted to senior general attorney with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights in Atlanta. Paul E. Berg joined the Kennedy Law Group and will be concentrating his practice on all types of personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice. Bryant E. Esquenazi opened the Law Offices of Bryant E. Esquenazi at 150 Alhambra Circle, Ste. 1150, Coral Gables 33134. The phone number is (305) 444-8856His firm specializes in personal injury litigation, including products liability, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Kenneth Mathews joined Levin Tannenbaum. He will focus his practice in all aspects of civil litigation in the areas of construction, real estate, and business litigation. Daniel R. Kurland joined Wasserstrom, Weinreb & Wealcatch as an associate. Kurland will focus on corporate and securities matters and real estate. Vincent P. Beilman joined Phelps Dunbar’s Tampa office as an associate. He will work in the firm’s regional commercial litigation practice group. Missy Turra was appointed to serve as executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Jacksonville office. Robin L. Pekkala joined Carlton Fields’ West Palm Beach office and will practice in the firm’s product and toxic tort liability group. Adam Friedenberg joined Genovese Joblove & Battista as an associate. Friedenberg specializes in complex commercial litigation. Jeffrey A. Timmerman joined Lapp, Libra, Thomson, et al. in Minneapolis as an associate where he will practice in the areas of general commercial and corporate litigation, securities arbitration, first amendment litigation, bankruptcy and corporate and transactional law. Len Haberman joined The Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg in Delray Beach. Juan J. Farach joined Shubin & Bass as counsel. He will concentrate on litigating real estate, land use, and construction disputes. A. Felipe Guerrero joined Dean Mead’s Orlando office as an associate in the commercial real estate department. June 1, 2006 On the Movelast_img read more

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Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts hacked

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Yahoo confirmed the account information, including personal information such as names, passwords, birthdays, and email addresses, of least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago.In a statement, Yahoo said user information was compromised in 2014 by what it believed was a “state-sponsored actor.” It did not name the country involved.The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., said it was working with law enforcement officials, and resetting passwords and security questions. It encouraged users to exam their online accounts for suspicious activity and watch for suspicious emails.The breach seemed connected to a Yahoo investigation, that began this summer, after claims made by a hacker going by the online handle peace_of_mind. continue reading »last_img read more

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Jakarta Police officer investigated after video of him showing off gun goes viral

first_imgOther users shared videos and pictures of police brutality in the comments section.pacarmu ganteng bisa gini gak ? pic.twitter.com/ML49Z4uuMY— dunanges (@gustinovendra) May 12, 2020 Bisa gini ? pic.twitter.com/nEAYdY7Cm9— Mantan kamu (@ismizidantaft) May 12, 2020National Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan said the officer, identified only as GAP, was not a cadet in the police academy but an officer with the Jakarta Police.”He’s not a cadet like the news said, he’s an officer at the Jakarta Police, Ahmad said on Thursday as reported by tribunnews.com.Read also: Quarantined Indonesians take to social media, television airwaves to celebrate Kartini DayThe Jakarta Police internal affairs division, he said, was investigating the viral incident. “The initial investigation revealed that Brig. GAP made the video with a fellow officer when they were assigned to guard an ATM cash refilling.”Ahmad explained that, after recording the video, GAP uploaded it his WhatsApp story and did not share it elsewhere on social media.He also said that GAP reported the @kapansarjana Twitter account to the Jakarta Police’s directorate of special crimes investigation. (nal)Topics : “Have your parents paid the bank the money they owe for paying your “entrance fee” [to the police academy]?” another user tweeted.Duit dr hutang bank orang tua yg dipake buat pendaftaran udah lunas belum mas ?— ihza muqaffa (@iniihza) May 12, 2020 Masnya pasti bisa kaya gini pic.twitter.com/c6NPuxMoH3— sikoh (@richide_) May 12, 2020center_img The four-second video went viral after it was uploaded by Twitter user @kapansarjana. It gained 4.8 million views and more than 10,000 retweets in less than three days.”Please tell your cadet not to be arrogant in front of the people, you and your cadets are paid by the people’s tax money,” @kapansarjana tweeted on Tuesday, tagging the National Police’s official Twitter account, @DivHumas_Polri. Mohon untuk bpk @DivHumas_Polri kasih tau anak didik njenengan pak, tidak usah sombong sama rakyat, anak didik, juga kalian diagaji oleh uang pajak rakyat— Karyastatis (@kapansarjana_) May 12, 2020Several other netizens shared similar sentiments. “It’s better to have a handsome and rich boyfriend than to have a boyfriend like you who is so arrogant just because you can cock a gun,” a Twitter user wrote. An officer of the Jakarta Police is being investigated by the police’s internal affairs division after a video of him showing off his gun went viral on social media.The viral video shows the officer wearing a police shirt while carrying a rifle.”So your boyfriend is handsome? Rich? But can he do this?” the officer says while cocking his gun.Yaampun mas, sekali kokang rahimku langsung meledak pic.twitter.com/81h4Hiw1C5— Karyastatis (@kapansarjana_) May 12, 2020last_img read more

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Don’t Walk This Way: 7 Bad Walking Habits.

first_img Share HealthLifestyle Don’t Walk This Way: 7 Bad Walking Habits. by: – April 26, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 373 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share You may have been walking since you were 1, but you’ve changed a lot since then. For starters, your goal is more than just toddling from the coffee table to your mom’s arms without tumbling over.Now, you’re walking for fitness — to burn calories, flatten your belly, and strengthen your heart. But if you’re slumping and slouching along like a teenager, the weight of the world on your sagging shoulders, that’s not gonna happen.Here are the seven worst ways to wreck your fitness walk:Worst: Leaning forward, as if you’re heading into a stiff breeze.Best: Walking tall, as if a string is pulling your spine upward from the top of your head.Worst: Looking at the ground in front of you, shoulders hunched.Best: Looking at the world ahead of you, not at your feet.Worst: Letting your hands flap around as if they have a mind of their own.Best: Keeping your hands in a loose fist, fingers relaxed.Worst: Letting your belly bulge out and your stomach muscles sag.Best: Keeping your stomach muscles firm and tucking your pelvis slightly under your torso.Worst: Keeping your arms by your sides, straight and robot-stiff, fists clenched.Best: Letting your arms swing naturally or bend at a relaxed 90-degree angle.Worst: Taking short, mincing steps or overly long, gazelle-like ones.Best: Moving at a smooth, rhythmic pace so your stride feels natural.Worst: Hitting the ground in a flat-footed way so your toes and heels land at almost the same time.Best: Rolling forward from heel to toe, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart, and then gently pushing off with your toes. You’ll walk faster and burn more calories.Walk 10,000 steps a day and you’ll lose 35 pounds a year without changing your diet! To keep track, invest in a pedometer (just $15 to $20 will buy you a good one ) or add a step-counting app to your smartphone. Watching the steps add up is a great motivator, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly they accumulate as you go to and from the car, through the grocery store, and around the house — especially when you take the long way around.By: Real Age,Source: Yahoo Shinelast_img read more

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The IPO Commission rejects two of three complaints made by Lennox Linton against Prime Minister Skerrit.

first_imgLocalNews The IPO Commission rejects two of three complaints made by Lennox Linton against Prime Minister Skerrit. by: – July 19, 2011 130 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Mr. Lennox LintonThe Integrity in Public Office Commission (IPO) in a report dated July 1st, 2011 has rejected two of the three complaints made by Mr. Lennox Linton concerning allegations of breach of the Code of Conduct by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.Mr. Linton made his complaints to the Commission via a letter dated November 5th, 2010 and addressed to the Chairman, Mr. Julian Johnson. A request was made for the evidence referred to Mr. Linton’s complaint to be forwarded to the Commission. Having examined and discussed the evidence, as well as hearing from the complainant in an oral session on 16th July, 2011, the Commission decided to launch an investigation “to ascertain whether Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has committed a breach of the provision of Rule 1(e) of the Code of Conduct and an inquiry shall be held into this matter.”The complaints which were made by Mr. Linton are as follows;A) (i) “[the] Prime Minister is in breach of section 47(1) of that Act [Integrity In Public Office Act 2003] by virtue of his possession of unaccounted property, namely eight Ocean Front villas at Guillette, Savanne Paille, with an estimated market value of over 8 million EC dollars which cannot be explained by his legal income,” (letter -page 2);(ii) “in order to finance his ownership interest in these villas which he could not afford on his legal income, the Prime Minister accepted ‘gifts, benefits or advantages’ in contravention of item (c) of the Code of Conduct. The source of these gifts, benefits or advantages is clearly a matter for the Integrity Commission to investigate pursuant to the specific responsibility conferred by section 47(2) of the Act” (letter – page 2);(iii) “on account of his chairmanship of the Cabinet Meeting on October 9th, 2007 which granted a full suite of concessions to Blaircourt Property Development Limited for the construction of the villas at Guillette, the Prime Minister breached item (e) of the Code of Conduct by using his official influence to secure concessions for a business venture in which he had an ownership interest” (letter – page 2) andAccording to the Report which was signed by the Chairman Mr. Julian Johnson and three other members of the Commission,(i) “The complaint concerning section 47(L) of the Act is rejected since it is outwith the Code of Conduct and not within the Commission’s jurisdiction for the reason that section 47(I) is an offence-creating provision that can only be dealt with by the court. It is only where the Director of Public Prosecutions has instituted and successfully undertaken criminal proceedings against a person in public life that he can be said to have been “found to be in possession of property or pecuniary resources” contrary to the section…..”;(ii) “The complaint concerning Rule 1[c) of the Code of Conduct cannot be proceeded with because it is unparticularized, and not supported by the content of the “Evidence Bundle”;(iii) The Commission was of the view that further investigation was required regarding the complaint relating to Blaircourt Property Development.Ms. Helen Ambo, secretary of the Integrity Commission confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that a decision has been arrived at regarding the complaints made by Mr. Linton some time ago.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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PricewaterhouseCoopers report contains unfounded allegations — CAF

first_imgRelatedPosts CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy Reopening of international flights: Full list of barred, approved airlines for Lagos, Abuja CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football has dismissed allegations against its leadership as contained in a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, describing them as unfounded. The committee at its meeting on Friday in Doha, Qatar devoted the first part of the session to examining the PwC report. The report, titled: “CAF Organisational Review,” for 2015 to 2019 was carried out in the past three months. CAF, in a report on the committee’s report, placed on its website, claimed that officials of PwC were invited to the meeting but failed to make it. It said: “The CAF Executive Committee disputes unfounded allegations contained in the report, particularly regarding the following points: Support for funerals, FIFA FORWARD funds and Tactical Steel. “The support for funerals are acts of solidarity in support of families of individuals who have served African football, including the family of the late Hussein Swaleh, who passed away in a plane crash. “The use of FIFA FORWARD funds is strictly governed by procedures set by FIFA. As a reminder, the periods —- 2015, 2016 and 2017 —- were the subject of a FIFA audit by international firms, including PwC. “Regarding ‘Tactical Steel’, the procedures are before various jurisdictions.” CAF however stated that it was ready to provide the relevant justification for the matter as previously authorised by the CAF Executive Committee. According to the website, the second part of the meeting was devoted to the presentation of “Transform CAF 2021”, being the roadmap for the period 2020-2021. It said the plan was aimed at spearheading the transformation of CAF in two years, and transforming CAF into an organisation managed (and) bounded by the best international standards. It said: “This roadmap will focus on structural reforms, some of which started in 2019, whilst others have already yielded dividends.” CAF went further to say “Transform 2021” was based on four main pillars. It said: “These are organisation and governance, competitions, refereeing, and infrastructure development. “These four pillars will be implemented though 122 measures of which 17 have been deemed of the highest urgency and should be completed by June 2020. “The roadmap will be governed by a steering committee at the Executive Committee level and monitoring committee at the administration level. “A dedicated `Project Management organisation’ unit has been put in place to coordinate all the efforts and ensure the roadmap follow-up.” CAF went on to assure that a quarterly “Transform CAF 2021” progress report would be published on the CAF website starting in June 2020.Tags: cafFIFA FORWARD funds and Tactical SteelPriceWaterhouseCoopersQatarlast_img
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Cameron says seniority won’t ensure higher grade contracts

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Cricket West Indies boss Dave Cameron says senior West Indies players need to come to grips with the harsh reality of their performance-based requirements, stressing that experience alone would no longer count in the issuing of central retainer contracts.Speaking against the backdrop of the furore arising from Darren Bravo’s rejection of a Grade C contract last year, Cameron argued that Windies players now controlled their own futures as once they performed, they and not CWI dictated the quality of contract they received.The often controversial Cameron also contended that seasoned players needed to translate that experience into performances instead of hoping for a high level retainer based on their length of time in international cricket.“Everyone has been talking for years, we want performance contracts, we want performance contracts. Now we’ve put in performance contracts and now we have a problem,” Cameron told Massy Insurances Life and Length Network in a wide-ranging interview.“Telling me whether you’ve played 10 matches or 20 matches or 30 matches – well where are the numbers? If you have this experience, you should be getting better not worse so how is it that your numbers are better when you just started and after two years you’re getting worse.”It was announced by CWI last November that Bravo along with seasoned campaigner Marlon Samuels and all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, had rejected central retainer contracts.Media reports subsequently said that Bravo, the Windies premier Test batsman, had been offered a Grade C contract which was lower than the one he previously held.Cameron then said in a controversial television interview that CWI would not reward declining performances by senior players and appeared to suggest that Bravo had previously held a top tier A contract.The player took to Twitter to dispute Cameron’s assertion but also labelled him ‘a big idiot’ which resulted him being sent home from South Africa, ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe. He has since been barred from selection until he removes the tweet and apologises.CWI determines the grade of contract on a points system stemming for player performances over a 12-month period and Cameron said on this basis, players were aware of the performances required in order to stake their claim for higher grade contracts.“What we do is for our players but again, how do we keep compromising a system,” the Jamaican administrator explained.“Everybody writes their own contract. There is no stipulation that says we’re only going to have two A contracts, three B’s or four C’s, there is no stipulation across the board. If everybody is on a A-plus because their numbers merit that, they all get that.”He continued: “All we are saying is that you write your own contract. At the start of the season you are told what averages you need to have, volume of runs, volume of wickets, behaviours, whatever. It’s up to you.”Grade A is the highest level contract on offer from CWI and is worth US$150, 000, with Grade B valued at $125,000 and Grade C, $100,000.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who averages 35 from 37 Tests, is currently the only player on a Grade A contract with Test and one-day captain Jason Holder on a Grade B.Cameron said going forward it was important that senior players understood the stated policy of CWI.“Something’s happening. Let us address it together but just to say I am a senior guy so therefore I need to be paid more, it’s not going to happen with Cricket West Indies,” he stressed.last_img read more

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Mikel Out of Poland Friendly as 22 Players Train

first_img* Injured Etebo, Junior Ajayi also to miss the match in WroclawDuro IkhazuagbeUnless something happens between now and Friday morning, Nigeria is going to play the international friendly with Poland in Wroclaw without her inspirational skipper, John Mikel Obi. The former Chelsea player who moved Far East to team up with Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Teda last season, is believed to be battling hard to renew his work permit in China.With 22 players already in Eagles’ Radisson Blu Hotel camp in Wroclaw yesterday, training began in earnest ahead of the Friday friendly with the Polish senior national team.Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, confirmed yesterday that Mikel is not likely to be available for the Friday game.“We all had been hoping that the renewal (of Mikel’s work permit) would come in good time for him to fly to Poland.“As it is now, it is not likely that he would make the trip here,” stressed the Super Eagles administrator.Apart from Mikel, two other invited players, Oghenekaro Etebo and Junior Ajayi are also not in Wroclaw.Etebo who plays for struggling LaLiga club, Las Palmas is injured while Egypt-based Junior Ajayi, is also unavailable because of his inability to secure visa into Poland.Ajayi who earned his first senior call-up to the Super Eagles after a number of impressive displays for Al Ahly in the Egyptian league and the CAF Champions League is now expected to link up with his teammates in London this weekend for the Super Eagles second friendly game against Serbia next week Tuesday at The Hive, Canons Park.Eagles camp for the friendly opened on Monday with six players namely, Williams Troost Ekong, Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun and Brian Idowu as the early birds.However, full training began with the arrival of goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Elderson Echiejile, Stephen Eze, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielders Joel Obi, John Ogu, Ogenyi Onazi, Uche Agbo and Wilfred Ndidi, and forwards Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Moses yesterday.Nigeria-based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and South Africa-based Daniel Akpeyi are expected to arrive camp today.The team trained twice yesterday, with the same schedule for today, before Thursday’s training at match time inside the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw.The match kicks off at 8.45pm (Nigeria and Poland are on same time zone) on Friday.Friday’s showdown inside the 43,000-capacity stadium formally opens the first phase of the Super Eagles’ preparation for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals, taking place in Russia between June 14 and July 15 this year.After Tuesday’s game with Serbia in London, the three-time African champions will play a send-forth match against the Democratic Republic of Congo in Nigeria, before flying back to London for a prestige clash with England’s Three Lions at Wembley on June 2.Four days later, Eagles come up against the Czech Republic at their final training camp in Austria, with another friendly game on the cards before the squad jets out to the World Cup finals on June 11.Nigeria’s team base camp at the FIFA World Cup finals is located in Yessentuki, Stavropol territory in the southern region of Russia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Crime up over break, but rates down overall

first_imgThough property crimes jumped slightly over the past three weeks — due in large part to the absence of students — overall crime rates continue to decrease compared with previous years.A number of crimes — mostly residential burglaries, bike thefts and auto burglaries — were reported to the Department of Public Safety during the past three weeks, but DPS Capt. David Carlisle said the crime rates this winter break were the lowest they have been in five years.“We have had a very steady decline in winter break crimes since 2005,” Carlisle said.Daily Trojan | Leah TurnerDPS is attributing the shrinking crime rates to Compstat, a program initiated by former LAPD Chief William Bratton that helps monitor crime.“The main thing is measuring where the crime is occurring and really closely measuring crime, monitoring, putting it on a map and holding our supervisors accountable to address strategies that reduce crime,” Carlisle said.DPS has been consistently working to combat crime during school breaks by offering programs like the Group Initiative for Theft-prevention, which offers free parking for students in the Parking Center, which is patrolled and secured during winter break.DPS also distributes crime prevention tips to students via e-mail. Carlisle said often when crimes occur it is because students have not adequately utilized DPS’ resources.“Some of the issues that we have are that people leave over the break and don’t take advantage of the crime prevention programs we offer,” Carlisle said.Despite the overall drop in crime, Carlisle did cite one serious crime that occurred near campus, when three juveniles tried to rob a woman with a knife near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue.Though the would-be robbers were caught, Carlisle said DPS is continuing to work to prevent robberies.“One robbery is too many,” Carlisle said. “But we did catch them and they will be prosecuted.”last_img read more

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