Photo by The Washington Post.London Fletcher, the undrafted linebacker out of tiny John Carroll University, said he likely will retire after 16 NFL seasons that could land him in the Hall of Fame.Fletcher said at Redskins Park he is ”99 percent certain” he will quit after the remaining two games. He said he must have one more conversation with his wife to make the decision final.“I felt like I’ve accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish in the National Football League,” Fletcher said.He said he wanted to have a chance to say goodbye to the fans against Dallas in the season’s finale.Quarterback Kirk Cousins told The Washington Post, “We would love to have him walk off that field the last time, if it will be the last time, with a victory.”He accepts that he will not leave the game as fellow linebacker Ray Lewis did with Baltimore last season, with a Super Bowl championship.“I’m not 28,” he said. “I’m 38. I understand that.”Fletcher has played in 254 consecutive games, the most of any active player. He holds the league record for consecutive starts by a linebacker with 214.That is the greatest “part of my legacy” Fletcher said.Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he “really didn’t know” if Fletcher would walk away after this season. Shanahan said, “I’ve never been around a guy like London who prepares for every game like it’s the Super Bowl.”
#Colbydidit#BronzeforTKS#ColbyJenningstrackstar Related Items:#Colbydidit #BronzeforTKS, #ColbyJenningstrackstar, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNairobi, Kenya – July 14, 2017 – Jennings did it! Secured IAAF hardware at the World Youth Games in Nairobi, Kenya for Turks and Caicos. Colby Jennings almost did not attend the Games but now has a BRONZE story to tell after running a personal best (PB) and placing third in the 400m Men’s final today.Colby Jennings, a student of Jamaica College ran a blazing 46.77 behind Guyana’s Daniel Williams and Jamaica’s Antonio Watson; all three with PBs.Edith Skippings, President of the TCAAAs is dizzy with joy as are others in the TCI sporting community – CONGRATULATIONS COLBY ON A STELLAR SHOWING FOR TKS – More to come later. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
BAHAMAS Administrations investments in education healthcare communities and economy to ensure renaissance
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 24, 2018 – Nassau – The Minnis Administration will channel resources into areas such as education, healthcare, social development and economic opportunities – including jobs and opportunities to become entrepreneurs and businesspersons – as part of its commitment to provide Bahamians with the resources and opportunities they need “to build a good life and a better Bahamas.”“That is my vision and commitment as Prime Minister,” Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said while addressing the 17th Jones Communications Network’s (JCN) Person of the Year and Civil Society Awards Ceremony held at Jones Communications Media Centre, University Drive.“We will only truly achieve success as a nation when more of us succeed. This is why I am committed to the redevelopment of Over-the-Hill and to providing training and other opportunities for entrepreneurship for young Bahamians. This is why I am also committed to Family Island development and to a rebound and renaissance for long-struggling Grand Bahama,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Prime Minister Minnis, who was named Jones Communications Network’s Person of the Year for 2017, used the opportunity to further explain the path his Administration will take in order to “build a better Bahamas while providing greater opportunities for Bahamians – especially our young people.”The Prime Minister said his Administration will use the tools of education and the internet to “help our young Bahamians succeed and flourish.”“This is why I have an emphasis on improving pre-school and introducing more technology-based learning into our schools. This is why my Government will introduce an ambitious programme for the development of young entrepreneurs. This is why I have insisted on introducing free WiFi to communities Over-the-Hill.”Recalling the story of the legendary German Printer/Inventor Johannes Gutenberg (Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg his full name) who has been credited with being the first European to use movable type, Prime Minister Minnis said Gutenberg’s introduction of mechanical movable type-printing began the Printing Revolution and is regarded as a milestone of the second millennium, ushering in the modern period of human history.“Gutenberg played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment and the scientific revolution and laid the material basis for the modern, knowledge-based economy, and the spread of learning to the masses.“Gutenberg’s accomplishment helped a mass of people to realize their talents and imaginations,” Prime Minister Minnis continued, “this included the great inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci who had around 300 books in his library.“Today, the tools that will help our young Bahamians to succeed and flourish are education and the internet,” Prime Minister Minnis added in driving home his point about his Administration’s decision to provide free WiFi to Over-the-Hill communities and the introduction of more technology-based learning in schools.“The Internet is like the Gutenberg Press, enabling the mass of people to use it for learning and personal development. The internet is one of the greatest learning tools in human history,” Prime Minister Minnis added. The Prime Minister said as a “son of Bain Town” he knows the value of education.“I could never have dreamt of being here to receive such a award. But through education, I was able to develop my talents and gifts. My commitment is to help our young people realize their talents and gifts so that they can contribute to our Bahamas in a meaningful way. Who knows from whence will come our own Leonardo da Vinci, or the next Max Taylor, or Brent Malone,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS)Photo caption: Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis – ‘Person of the Year’ for 2017 addresses the 17th Jones Communications Network’s (JCN) Person of the Year and Civil Society Awards Ceremony at Jones Communications Media Centre, January 19, 2018.(Photo/Yontalay Bowe, Photographer/Social Media) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has described midfielder Jean Michael Seri as a “very important” player for the club and has vowed to help build his confidence.Jean Michael Seri signed for Fulham from Nice for a club record of around £25million in July 2018.The Ivorian was impressive in Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Leicester on Wednesday but failed to make much of an impact as they lost 4-1 to United on Saturday.Ranieri believes that once his confidence is back, he can help Fulham stay in the Premier League this season.“It’s important he continues to play because I believe he can improve more,” Ranieri told Sky Sports.“In Nice he played so well two years ago, he was fantastic. In the newspapers it was that Barcelona wanted him.“Maybe he stayed there in Nice and his confidence went down a little – maybe he wanted to go, but he stayed in Nice, and the second year was so-so.Report: Nice has been sold to billionaire Ratcliffe George Patchias – August 27, 2019 French Ligue 1 club Nice has been sold to British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos chemical company.According to the BBC.co.uk, one of…“For this reason, Fulham had the chance to buy him, and for me, he’s a very, very important central midfielder.“He’s a key player because a lot of the play goes through him, and the other midfielders.“This is very, very important, because he always shows for the ball, plays with the ball, and is important for his team-mates.“I give him a lot of confidence, and him to his team-mates. It’s very important to have the confidence of the manager.“He is very, very important. If you [climb] off the bottom, confidence gets higher and we can do something more.”
B-to-B publisher Ziff Davis Enterprise announced that it has received $20 million in funding from global investment group Bessemer Venture Partners. According to ZDE CEO Steve Weitzner, the funding will “significantly accelerate the pace at which we can innovate and grow to best meet the challenging needs of our subscriber and b-to-b technology marketer client communities.”ZDE hopes to use the money to fuel acquisitions and further develop its initiatives in audience development, social media and contextual content, the company says. Private equity group Insight Venture Partners purchased Ziff Davis Enterprise from Ziff Davis Media last June for $150 million. Weitzner joined ZDE as CEO in January after his transition from CEO to head of international M&A and business development at former CMP Technology late last year.
And while Condé Nast went with Google-owned AdMeld for its exchange, Hearst partnered with competitor PubMatic, which just got a $45 million shot in the arm two weeks ago with a mezzanine round of capital. In all, Audience Exchange takes care of two distinct needs: It handles remnant inventory or broader branding campaigns and it also taps the Core Audience DMP to cater to campaigns that rely on specific audience characteristics and segments. As an example, Welker says they worked with the women’s brands to identify five food-related categories that are essentially packaged audience segments that can be marketed to. The same concept can be duplicated across other markets, such as automotive, she says. Hearst announced today that it’s launching its own private ad exchange. The Hearst platform comes about seven months after Condé Nast debuted its own ad exchange, but this one highlights audience data services to help advertisers create targeted campaigns, in addition to broader branding efforts across Hearst’s portfolio of more than 25 digital brands. “We wanted to find a way to increase the value of our audience segments,” says Kristine Welker, chief revenue officer of Hearst Digital Media. “Also, our advertisers talk to us about how they value our brands and audience and we have to recognize they have a greater need for efficient and effective buying platforms.” Called “Audience Exchange,” the service uses the Red Aril platform that Hearst bought via its digital marketing agency iCrossing in late 2011. Red Aril is now called Core Audience, but the audience data management concept is the same. The exchange doesn’t just rely on data management and collection from Core Audience, it also pulls in data from other providers.
Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Pray …’ Hits No. 1 panic-discos-pray-wicked-hits-no-1 Twitter Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Watch: Brendon Urie on the GRAMMY red carpet Email Riding high on the new album’s success, the band is sharing the love. On June 28, lead singer Brendon Urie announced that $1 from every U.S. ticket sold will be donated to his newly created Highest Hopes Foundation.”Every single day, all of you show me strength, courage and motivation, and as a result it felt important to create something to show you that I see all of wonderful things you’re doing out there in the world,” Urie said in a statement. “I want to join in on the fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Today I present to you the Highest Hopes Foundation, created to support the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights. This is dedicated to all people + communities who are subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation + gender identity.” https://www.instagram.com/p/Bks5u7nARWy News Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Pray For The Wicked’ Hits No. 1 Notching their second straight No. 1 album in the U.S., Brendon Urie’s band is headed out on tour, accompanied by his new philanthropic projectPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 2, 2018 – 12:00 pm Panic! At The Disco’s June 22 release, Pray For The Wicked, is on top of the Billboard 200 chart dated July 7, their second consecutive album to reach No. 1 with 180,000 units including album-equivalents. Traditional sales reached151,000 while vinyl accounted for 26,000. That’s the fifth largest vinyl sales week since the chart began in 1991. The band’s previous studio album was 2016’s Death Of A Bachelor, nominated at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for Best Rock Album.Lead single “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” became Panic!’s first trip to No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart dated June 30. The band’s U.S. tour kicks off on July 11 in Minneapolis and goes international in late August. Last summer was Urie’s Broadway debut playing the lead in Cyndi Lauper’s musical Kinky Boots, winner of Best Musical Theater Album at the 56th GRAMMY Awards. Can he top that this summer? It looks like Panic! is going to jazz up summer 2018 and chart success is only the beginning.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
Not so entry-level anymore. Mercedes-Benz When the Mercedes-Benz CLA first arrived in the US, it marked a big shift for the German luxury brand. The C-Class was no longer the gateway model and the CLA was priced aggressively to start just around $30,000. That figure is long gone, friends.For 2020, Mercedes-Benz said in a Thursday release that the CLA will cost $37,645 after a $995 destination charge. For starters, that’s almost $7,000 more than what the first CLA cost originally. Secondly, that’s a pretty hefty price bump over the 2019 model. Buyers will fork over $3,550 more for the new model. Add all-wheel drive and buyers will flirt with $40,000 for a base model at $39,645.To be fair, the CLA does differentiate itself from the brand’s new entry-level model, the A-Class. For starters, the CLA comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that musters 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the A-Class’s 2.0-liter turbo-4 makes just 188 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. The CLA is also larger than before and boasts that swankier coupe-like look that’s all the rage these days.Standard equipment for all CLA models includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and a matching 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment purposes. The brand’s latest infotainment system, MBUX, is also on board with its “Hey Mercedes” command ready to answer your questions and assist. Additional driver assistance packages and premium goodies will increase the CLA’s price well past $40,000 before other fees and taxes.Is all of it too pedestrian, perhaps? There will also be Mercedes-AMG models to heat things up. The CLA35 and CLA45 models will boast 302 hp and nearly 400 hp, respectively. Prices aren’t available for the sportier of CLAs, but expect healthy premiums over the standard car. Buyers will find the regular CLA arriving at dealers this fall. 0 2019 Cadillac Escalade review: Large, luxurious and long in the tooth More From Roadshow Preview • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 first drive: Now actually feels like a premium car Post a comment The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is more design-focused than ever Mercedes-Benz Luxury cars Sedans 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupe review: Still the luxury benchmark 38 Photos 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 review: More luxurious and techy than ever Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220: The entry-level luxury sedan… More about 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 6:01 Mercedes-Benz
Election staff prepare Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines and Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) ahead of India’s general election at a warehouse in Ahmedabad, March 6, 2019.Reuters file [Representational Image]In the midst of the election season, questions are being raised by various Opposition parties over the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) after about 10,000 of these machines malfunctioned at different places during the first three phases of Lok Sabha polls.The Election Commission (EC) has deployed 23.4 lakh EVMs for balloting at 10.5 lakh polling stations across the country.Of these, the actual deployment of EVMs is 20.07 lakh, with the poll panel having kept 2.5 lakh units as a buffer for replacements. Further, the EC strong rooms have 0.83 lakh units which are “locked” with previous election petitions, said sources.EC sources said they have noticed three types of malfunctioning in the EVMs — the paper rolls in the VVPATs getting stuck, keys getting jammed and EVMs and VVPATs (paper trail) suffering lack of synchronisation just as a computer needs to be connected to the printer.They said two types of machines, M2 and M3, are being used in the Lok Sabha polls. Out of the total 23.4 lakh units, 5.5 lakh are M2 type and 17.9 lakh M3 type. The M3 is an improved version of M2 and is better designed to handle any attempt to tamper with the EVM. EVM facts and managing the Lok Sabha polls(IANS Infographics)Insisting that the EVMs are tamper-proof, the EC sources said the machines have gone through rigorous checks and the representatives of various political parties are involved at all the stages when the machines are used.”The EC is conducting the national polls with the help of around 10 lakh government staff. Lack of training or mishandling of the machine by some persons could be the reason behind these complaints,” the sources said.EC sources said a technical review committee is looking into these issues and has suggested some changes in the specifications of paper rolls which are of a certain thickness and have been designed to carry the imprint for five years, but sometimes face problems in humid conditions.Though the percentage of the units replaced is small, it has given the Opposition a handle to slam the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and question the credibility of the entire process.The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have all questioned the credibility of the EVMs.The charge by various Opposition parties is based on two points — that the BJP allegedly tampers with the machines to get votes and that the malpractice goes against the basic tenet of democracy and fails to provide a level playing field to all the contestants.The Opposition parties have urged the EC to go back to the old paper ballot system while claiming that the EVMs have been rejected by many developed countries.”It is the responsibility of the poll panel to clear the doubts in the minds of the voters over the credibility of EVMs. Therefore, we had asked for 50 per cent VVPATs to be matched with the votes polled,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.”EVMs are developing snags across states,” Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar said and asked, “Is it mere coincidence?”Congress’ Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor charged that votes polled for other parties were all going to the BJP by default.Tharoor flagged that the Congress key in the EVM in polling station No. 151 in Kovalam was jammed on April 23.The EC sources said the machines were replaced after the fault was detected.Former EC official S.K. Mehndiratta, who was involved in the introduction of EVMs, backed the machines, saying the Opposition’s charges were not based on evidence.He pointed out that the political parties were part of the testing process.
BNP-backed councillor candidate Sultan Mahmud Pintu. Photo: UNBSome unidentified miscreants opened fire on a BNP-backed councillor aspirant for Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election near Jamuna Road in Khalishpur on Saturday night.Three miscreants riding on a motorcycle fired two rounds of bullets and hurled three handmade bombs on word no.7 councillor aspirant Sultan Mahmud Pintu around 10:00pm, said Khalishpur police station officer-in-charge Sardar Mosharraf Hossain.However, Sultan Mahmud remained unhurt fortunately, he said, reports UNB.Police were trying to spot the offenders, he added.The KCC election is scheduled to be held on 15 May.
Share Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneGov. Abbott admires his practice target after signing Senate Bill 16, which reduces the first-time fee for a license to carry handguns, on May 26, 2017.Since his days as Texas’ attorney general, Gov. Greg Abbott has made his defense of the Second Amendment central to his political identity. For eight years, he had a perfect foil: then-President Barack Obama.Whenever Obama called for a new gun control policy, Abbott pounced, making statements denouncing him, fundraising pitches aimed at gun owners, or both. “Unlike President Obama, I don’t believe disarming the good guys is going to solve our crime problems,” Abbot wrote in an email to supporters in 2015. In a 2016 fundraising email, he trumpeted: “The president wants a fight over our gun rights, so let’s give him one.”On Wednesday, President Donald Trump picked a bigger fight on gun rights than Obama ever dared.“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said in a striking meeting with U.S. senators in which he advocated for multiple gun control proposals long backed by Democrats.Abbott’s response so far? Crickets. As of Thursday afternoon, none of Texas’ top three Republican leaders — Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus — had responded to The Texas Tribune’s queries on Trump’s latest proposals. In the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, Trump announced support Wednesday for several ways to tighten restrictions on gun purchases and ownership, including broadening background checks and raising the age limit for some gun buyers to 21. He also said he had told the leaders of the gun-rights powerhouse National Rifle Association (NRA): “We’re going to stop this nonsense. It’s time.”Trump’s move has rattled gun advocates in Texas and around the country.“I can’t even put a sentence together. That was so shocking, so unexpected,” said Alica Tripp, legislative director of the Texas State Rifle Association, which works to defend Second Amendment rights in Texas. Trump’s comments, she said, amounted to throwing “5 million NRA members under the bus.”Gun control proposals have been gaining some momentum following last month’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. That state’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, defied the NRA in announcing his support for raising the minimum age for certain gun purchases to 21. Yet when the Tribune surveyed all 38 Texans in Congress last week about that and another gun control proposal – banning large-capacity magazines – most lawmakers didn’t respond.Wednesday’s statements by Trump — not just the president but the nation’s leading Republican — mark the most significant shift in the gun control debate in years. If those words had come out of the mouth of Obama, Abbott and other top Texas Republicans would almost certainly have vilified him. Consider their immediate reactions two years ago when Obama signed executive orders requiring more background checks during gun purchases.Abbott said Obama had just “trampled” on the Bill of Rights: “Despite the president’s latest attempt to undermine our liberty, Texas will take every action to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”Added Patrick: “If the president’s goal is to sincerely help protect Americans, he should make it easier to legally purchase, train and use their weapons of choice for protection than trot out phony new regulations to stand in their way.”Even Straus, widely viewed as the most moderate of the state’s top three elected officials, said Obama’s announcement showed “why we need to elect a Republican president who will not overstep his authority and who will protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”Texas leaders have not been completely silent on guns since the Florida shooting. Abbott has ordered both the Texas Education Agency and the state’s higher education commissioner to take steps to ensure the safety of students. He’s also called for fixing some loopholes in the federal background check database for gun buyers and emphasized the need to study the mental health issues that can result in such violence.And in a TV appearance last week, five days before Trump’s big reveal, Abbott pushed back against the idea of raising the age of purchase for certain firearms, a proposal Trump now endorses. “If, in this case, the age was 21 in Florida, do you think that would’ve stopped this guy from getting a gun and doing what he did?” Abbott asked Friday on Fox News. “Do you think he was really concerned about the law?” Though this isn’t the first time Trump has strayed from Republican orthodoxy, Texas GOP leaders have been wary of criticizing him too harshly throughout his presidency. That appears to be due in part to Trump’s penchant for attacking his political opponents on Twitter in ways that galvanize his supporters.Both Abbott and Patrick, who have primary challengers, were publicly endorsed by Trump on Twitter as recently as Tuesday, along with several other top Texas GOP leaders. Tripp declined to speculate on whether the Texas State Rifle Association, whose political action committee has endorsed Abbott and Patrick for re-election, would take action if top Republican leaders didn’t slam Trump’s proposals. She said she’s not even sure how the state’s Republican electorate will reconcile Trump’s position on guns with his role as the leader of their party.“I’m not psychic,” she said.
Marco FrattolinTV software platform provider Zenterio has added Ekioh’s HTML5 TV browser to the range of products integrated within its TV operating system.According to Zenterio, Ekioh’s TV broaser provides it with a range of features including the ability support HTML5 middleware and render the latest OTT portals from within its TV OS UI.“Our longstanding partnership with Ekioh has been extremely successful and this new agreement is a logical extension. The joint solution has recently been deployed by Magyar Telekom in Hungary,” said Marco Frattolin, VP of product management at Zenterio.“The Zenterio OS enables operators to independently choose their hardware and middleware solutions. Ekioh’s features and performance extend that independence and our minimal use of resources helps ensure tight cost management of the overall solution,” said Stephen Reeder, commercial director at Ekioh.