Arda Turan in talks with Basaksehir

first_imgTransfers Arda Turan in talks to join Istanbul Basaksehir from Barcelona, says president Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 20:50 1/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arda Turan Barcelona Getty Images Transfers İstanbul Başakşehir Barcelona Primera División Süper Lig The Super Lig side’s chief confirmed interest in the Barcelona midfielder and is optimistic of concluding the deal Arda Turan is in talks over a transfer from Barcelona to Istanbul Basaksehir, according to the Turkish club’s president.The midfielder is yet to make an appearance for the Liga leaders this season and the arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool has increased speculation he will leave this month.Goksel Gumusdag has now claimed he has met with Arda in Barcelona and the player has confirmed he would like to join the club, who are top of the Turkish Super Lig, with discussions over a deal firmly underway. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player ”I spoke to Arda Turan face to face in Barcelona,” he said via Basaksehir’s official website. “He wants to come Basaksehir. I saw his passion and he told me his goals. After that, we met with Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau.Emirates Turan EN”Barcelona’s approach is positive about this transfer. We would like to sign Arda, despite the high cost. Our two sponsors are willing to help with the transfer process.”I understand the media are excited and I’m so excited too, but we have to wait. We have a couple of steps to go in order to finish the deal.”Arda joined Barca from Atletico Madrid in 2015, and Besiktas, Everton and Chicago Fire have also been linked with the 30-year-old.Ernesto Valverde’s side could offload a number of players this month following Coutinho’s arrival for a reported €160 million and the return to fitness of Ousmane Dembele.Gerard Deulofeu has been linked with a move to Inter, while Aleix Vidal has been tipped to rejoin Sevilla and Rafinha is wanted by Celta Vigo.last_img read more

Working with animals may up depression risk

first_imgWhile it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, says a study. “People who work or volunteer with animals are often drawn to it because they see it as a personal calling. However, they are faced with animal suffering and death on a routine basis, which can lead to burnout, compassion fatigue and mental health issues,” said Angela K Fournier from Bemidji State University in the US. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainVeterinarians in particular are at high risk for death by suicide, according to a study from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, which also found that from 1979 to 2015, veterinarians died by suicide between two to 3.5 times more often than the general US population. While veterinarians who are dealing with mental health issues may exhibit symptoms common to all populations, such as sadness that interferes with daily activities or changes in appetite. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAccording to the team of researchers, which conducted the study, increased medical errors, absenteeism, client complaints and spending too little or too much time at work are counted amongst different factors to watch for. The research team also believes that there needs to be a paradigm shift in veterinary training to better prepare veterinarians not only for the animal-related aspects of their jobs, but the human elements as well. In the course of the study, the researchers also looked at employees and volunteers in animal shelters or rescues and animal welfare and animal rights activists, who are at risk for compassion fatigue and psychological distress. And they found that over 2.4 million healthy cats and dogs are euthanised each year in the US, most often homeless animals in shelters, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Shelter workers are then caught in a dilemma because they are charged with caring for an animal and they may ultimately end that animal’s life. Research suggests that this causes significant guilt, which can lead to depression, anxiety and insomnia, as well as greater family-work conflict and low job satisfaction. “Animal welfare agents may also hear gruesome stories of animal abuse or witness the consequences firsthand when they are rehabilitating the animals, which can cause a lot of distress and lead to compassion fatigue,” Fournier said. The study was presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.last_img read more

BC taxi group urges province to take slow and cautious route on

first_imgVANCOUVER – The B.C. Taxi Association says it has found an app to meet customer demands across the province, making the need for ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft unnecessary.But an Uber spokesman said Monday hundreds of thousands of people in B.C. have already accessed their app in the search for reliable and affordable services.The association and Uber are among numerous industry representatives and experts who are appearing before an all-party legislature committee this week in Vancouver on the future of ride-hailing services in the province.Taxi association president Mohan Kang said ride-sharing services could “destroy” the taxi industry and put drivers out of work.He told the committee a single ride-sharing app that allows people to book rides should be approved by the government. The association is endorsing an app called Kater, developed in B.C., that would be used by taxi companies.“I believe it will serve the consumers better if there’s one app,” Kang said, adding that a single app would also prevent the oversupply of taxis.“If there are too many, then it will become like a deregulated state. There has to be some sort of cap to ensure the guys are making enough money for (their) livelihood.”The Green party has been pushing for ride sharing, but the NDP and Liberals have said further study is needed to look at the impact on the industry.Green Leader Andrew Weaver said ride sharing in B.C. is long overdue.“There’s no question we are lagging the rest of the world,” said Weaver, who is a member of the committee. “Vancouver is the only major jurisdiction in all of North America, and one of the few in the world, that does not have some form of riding-hailing.”Michael van Hemmen, public policy manager with Uber Canada, told the committee there is huge demand for reliable and affordable ride sharing.“Since 2015, over half a million residents and tourists have downloaded or opened the app here in British Columbia,” he said.The company wants the province to implement regulations similar to those previously proposed by Weaver in the legislature that would allow ride sharing to operate in B.C.“A provincial framework is key because there is no reason there should be different safety rules or restrictions in each of the 20-plus municipalities across Metro Vancouver or dozen municipalities in the capital (Victoria) region,” van Hemmen said.Taxis and ride sharing have managed to co-exist in other markets, van Hemmen said, and the service could come to B.C. if regulatory changes are made to insurance policies, drivers licence requirements and vehicle inspection standards.“Ride sharing won’t happen unless there is a workable insurance product,” he said.The company wants an insurance system that would allow personal vehicles to be insured as commercial vehicles only for the duration — measured by distance — that a ride is being provided.Drivers would only need a standard licence, rather than a commercial-class licence, to provide rides and the rigour of vehicle inspections should reflect the occasional nature of ride sharing, van Hemmen said.The B.C. Taxi Association said if ride-sharing services are allowed to operate, they need to be held to the same regulatory standards as taxi companies. Kang said there should also be a standardized base rate to create a fair playing field for all operators.Representatives from the ride-sharing service Lyft are also scheduled to make their case to the committee. The hearings will continue through Wednesday and a report is expected to be released next month.— Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more

Number of alleged rapes in DR Congo over New Year period rises

Earlier this month, the non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières reported that armed men raped over 30 women on 1 January in the town of Fizi in South Kivu province.However, two separate investigations by the UN human rights office and the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUSCO) found that at least 35 women had been raped and 32 people wounded by soldiers serving with the Congolese national army, known as FARDC, in Fizi on the night of 1 January.Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told a briefing in Geneva today that 11 people had also been arrested and 14 shops had been looted in Fizi centre, a small town in Fizi territory. Those arrested had since been released.FARDC commander Lieutenant-Colonel Kibibi Mutware, along with three majors and 11 soldiers suspected of being among the alleged perpetrators of the attacks, are currently detained in Uvira. Their trials are expected to take place shortly.Meanwhile, in the village of Bushani in North Kivu province, FARDC soldiers reportedly committed at least 32 rapes on the night of 31 December. The alleged victims include two pregnant women and one 16-year-old girl. They also arbitrarily arrested 12 people, looted about 50 houses and submitted many villagers to inhuman and degrading treatment, said Mr. Colville. Immediately after the Bushani attack ended, the soldiers reportedly received a radio call asking them to move towards Kailenge, he continued. On their way to Kailenge, they also attacked Kalambairo village and looted dozens of houses and the local healthcare centre. Mr. Colville said that OHCHR remains extremely concerned with the fact that the Congolese army remained responsible for a significant number of human rights violations, including sexual violence, against their own population. “In the face of these atrocities, the High Commissioner calls on the Government to consider establishing a vetting mechanism in the context of the security sector reform,” he stated.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also expressed his grave concern at the human rights situation in the country in his latest report to the Security Council on MONUSCO. “I continue to be deeply concerned about the high levels of insecurity, violence and human rights abuses facing the population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in the conflict-affected areas in the eastern part of the country,” he writes, adding that looting, rape, forced labour and robbery remain “daily occurrences” in this region.He notes that, in October and November alone, MONUSCO recorded nearly 2,000 reported incidents of sexual violence throughout the country. The Secretary-General adds that human rights violations by national security elements are “frequently” reported. “Well-known structural deficiencies of the armed forces, including lack of training, supplies, equipment and logistical support, hinder the efforts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo authorities to impose discipline and bring perpetrators to justice…“As they pursue justice against FARDC personnel accused of crimes against civilians, the Democratic Republic of the Congo authorities should also explore, together with MONUSCO and other partners, possible incentives for FARDC commanders and troops to respect international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law.” 25 January 2011Army soldiers allegedly raped at least 67 women over the New Year period in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), more than double the number originally thought, United Nations human rights investigators have found. read more

Brazil to host UN World Environment Day this year

22 February 2012Brazil will be the host of World Environment Day (WED) in June, which aims to emphasize how individual actions can have an exponential impact on the planet and help reduce pollution, the United Nations announced today. Brazil will be the host of World Environment Day (WED) in June, which aims to emphasize how individual actions can have an exponential impact on the planet and help reduce pollution, the United Nations announced today.According to the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), in recent years Brazil has taken significant steps to tackle issues such as deforestation in the Amazon which has led to one of the biggest greenhouse gas emissions in the world, and it is also at the forefront of building an economy that includes recycling and renewable energy and the generation of green jobs, making it a fitting host for WED.“In celebrating WED in Brazil in 2012, we are returning to the roots of contemporary sustainable development in order to forge a new path that reflects the realities but also the opportunities of a new century,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.WED celebrations in Brazil will be part of thousands of events taking place around the world. Activities will range from marathons, to community clean-ups, car-free days, green blogging competitions, exhibits, green petitions, and nationwide green campaigns, among others.This year’s theme – Green Economy: Does it include you? – is as an invitation for individuals to assess where the green economy fits in their daily lives and to evaluate how it can deliver economic and environmental outcomes for a sustainable future in a planet of seven billion people.Brazil had previously hosted WED in 1992, on the eve of the first Earth Summit, when world leaders, government officials and international organizations met to refocus, recalibrate and deliver a route map towards sustainable development.“The contemporary direction of sustainable development was born in Brazil – in many ways its future health, maturity and ability to respond to the challenges and opportunities of a markedly different world will be forged in Brazil in four months’ time,” said Mr. Steiner, referring to the UN Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) which will also be hosted in the South American country just a few weeks after WED.“The history of Brazil, the complexion of its diverse and dynamic economy with its natural and nature-based resources allied to its industries and its current and future role in international relations, offer a lens and a unique perspective through which a broad-based, transformational outcome is possible at Rio+20,” he added.As part of the preparatory activities for WED, UNEP announced that the car manufacturer KIA Motors, which is based on the Republic of Korea (ROK) will donate fuel-efficient cars for a global competition to mark the day. read more

Sears Canada wants to close 11 more stores Is one of them

TORONTO — Sears Canada is planning another round of closures involving a total of 11 stores, including major locations in Toronto, Winnipeg and Montreal, if it gets approval from the court overseeing the retailer’s restructuring.The 10 additional full-line Sears department stores and one Sears Home store had survived the initial list of 59 closings that was announced in June when the company got court protection from its creditors.The new list of stores, announced late Friday, includes the Fairview Pointe-Claire location in Montreal, the Scarborough Town Centre and Fairview Mall location in Toronto, and the Polo Park location in Winnipeg.The other full-line stores are in St. John’s, N.L., Oakville and Hamilton, Ont. and in Nanaimo, Burnaby and Kelowna, B.C. The one Sears Home store to be closed is also in Kelowna.The Toronto-based company will also seek an extension of the court’s protection from creditors until Nov. 7.Sears Canada says it wants more time to work on a potential purchase of the company by a group led by Sears Canada’s executive chairman Brandon Stranzl.The court hearing at Ontario Superior Court in Toronto is scheduled for Wednesday. read more

Police allay fears over LTTE resurgence in North

However a local Police official told the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) it was believed the leaflets were distributed to spread fear and create instability. The Police today allayed fears of an LTTE resurgence after leaflets appeared in the North claiming to be from the LTTE.The leaflets claimed that the LTTE was still in operation and was planning to revive its operations. The LTTE was militarily defeated in May 2009 after 30 years of war.However LTTE supporters still continue to spread their ideology overseas. (Colombo Gazette) The official, who did not wish to be named, said that the security in the North was stable and there was no room for terrorism related activities to take place. read more

Middle East tops agenda as Annan meets with leaders at Arab League

Beginning with senior Government officials from Lebanon, the Secretary-General held talks with Nabih Berri, the Speaker of Parliament, and then President Emile Lahoud, with whom he reviewed the summit and discussed the situation on the UN Blue Line between Lebanon and Israel, according to a UN spokesman. Mr. Annan also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri for a comprehensive discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as the situation in Lebanon, including efforts to rebuild the south and the economic situation in the country. In a television interview after the meeting, Mr. Annan described the summit as an “historic opportunity” and said he was very pleased that Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah had put forward his proposal. “I believe his speech this morning would have an echo in Israel because he really spoke of peace in the region and he came in the name of peace,” the Secretary-General said. “And I hope at the end of the day the conference would embrace the proposal that he’s put on the table because it would be a major contribution for the peace process and we would then try to build on that momentum.” The Secretary-General also met with the Palestinian delegation, whose chief, Farouk Kaddoumi, underscored the need for a third-party role in the search for a solution to the conflict, according to Mr. Annan’s spokesman. “The Secretary-General said he regretted not having had the exchange of views with [Palestinian Authority President] Yasser Arafat, to which he had been looking forward,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, adding that Mr. Annan expressed the hope that mediation efforts led by US Gen. Anthony Zinni would result in a ceasefire. Earlier Wednesday, the Secretary-General met with Javier Solana, the European Union’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, to assess prospects for the Summit, including the peace plan put forward by Prince Abdullah. They also talked of the need to follow up on any proposal. Over the course of the day, Mr. Annan also met with the President of Somalia, Abdikassim Salad Hassan, to review the situation in that country, and emphasized the need for national and regional reconciliation. He also held discussions with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iraq, and later met with King Mohammed VI of Morocco to talk about the Middle East and Western Sahara. Following that encounter, Mr. Annan met with an Iraqi delegation headed by Izzat Ibrahim, Vice President of the Revolutionary Command Council, and talked of his current dialogue with Baghdad concerning implementation of Security Council resolutions on Iraq. The Secretary-General pledged to be fair and just, basing himself on the relevant Security Council resolutions, Mr. Dujarric said. The Vice President expressed his full confidence in Mr. Annan and said that Iraq was ready to cooperate to find a speedy solution. read more

UN agency to boost Brazils twintrack Zero Hunger Programme

“Just ten months after the Programme was launched we are already seeing tangible results,” Henri Carsalade, FAO Assistant Director-General for Technical Cooperation, said of the scheme, which has two parallel strategies – an emergency response to provide food for the hungry and a longer-term strategy to improve professional training, reduce poverty and stimulate food production.”We can already begin to evaluate the Programme’s impact not merely in the improved nutritional status of the pilot communities – the most immediate impact – but also through changes in other areas – such as education, health and living conditions,” Mr. Carsalade added in a statement released in Rome.Under the terms of the accord FAO will provide technical assistance in carrying out an evaluation of the successes achieved by the Programme. read more

With new parties pact to clear unexploded war ordnance will take effect

Under Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War, part of the Conventional Weapons Convention (CCW), parties to armed conflicts must mark, clear and destroy all explosive remnants of war in territories under their control. Late on Friday, Liechtenstein and Switzerland deposited their instruments of consent to the Protocol, enabling it to enter into force on 12 November, a UN spokesman announced today. Protocol V was adopted by 92 countries at UN headquarters in Geneva in November 2003. Ever since its adoption, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been urging countries to ratify it. read more

Rolls Royce agrees to pay 808 million on bribery claims

by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2017 6:25 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Jet engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil.U.K. High Court judge Brian Leveson approved a deferred prosecution agreement during a public hearing on Tuesday. The agreement follows a four year investigation, which will continue to look at the conduct of individuals.Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said the matter covers 12 counts of conspiracy to corrupt, false accounting and failure to prevent bribery in conduct spanning three decades. It was the largest ever investigation carried out by the Serious Fraud Office and cost 13 million pounds.“Bribery harms the reputation of the U.K. as a safe place to do business,” said David Green, the SFO director. He said the agreement “allows Rolls-Royce to draw a line under conduct spanning seven countries, three decades and three sectors of its business.”Rolls’ civil aerospace, defence aerospace businesses and former energy businesses were involved in matters relating to aero engines, energy systems and related services. The U.K.’s agreement covered conduct in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia.U.S. Justice Department officials have said that part of the business obtained through the scheme was for Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc., a Rolls-Royce subsidiary based in Mount Vernon, Ohio.Rolls-Royce said in a statement that the “voluntary agreements” will result in the suspension of prosecution. Company CEO Warren East apologized and said the behaviour of the past was “completely unacceptable.”“This was unworthy of everything which Rolls-Royce stands for, and that our people, customers, investors and partners rightly expect from us,” he said in a statement. “The past practices that have been uncovered do not reflect the manner in which Rolls-Royce does business today.”The company said it had co-operated with authorities and would continue to do so.Under the terms of the deal, the company will pay 497 million pounds plus interest to British authorities on a schedule of up to five years. It will pay the U.S. authorities $169 million and $25.6 million to the Brazilians.Transparency International’s U.K. executive director Robert Barrington says individuals should be prosecuted so the case serves as a deterrent to bribery.He argued, however, that the hint of prosecutions of individuals involved is too vague to assess whether the public interest has really been served. “A fine is insufficient as a punishment and deterrent, because at face value, it sends an unfortunate message that large companies can escape criminal prosecution by paying their way out — somewhat ironically for a bribery case,” Barrington said. Rolls Royce agrees to pay $808 million on bribery claims read more

Dell masked gunman marketing stunt causes panic two employees arrested

first_imgDell employees Bryan Chester and his supervisor Daniel Rawson have been arrested in Round Rock, Texas after a stupid marketing stunt caused panic on Monday in the offices of Dell.The two men setup an internal marketing stunt and didn’t tell anyone else about it at the Dell Round Rock campus. It was meant to promote the Dell Streak tablet and saw Chester dress up as a biker wearing a black mask and walk through one of the Dell buildings carrying two objects made of metal. As he went he yelled “go to the lobby”.If you didn’t know what was happening and has this man ordered you to go somewhere, what would you do? Several employees called 911 and explained the situation stating there was a “masked gunman” in their building. The police soon arrived and at first confronted Daniel Rawson who refused to comply and give information initially about who and what the masked man was doing there. When he did finally explain they eventually confronted Chester somewhere else in the building.As the police account explains:Essentially, a member of the marketing group (who wore dark clothing with a face-hiding, skull-pattern mask) held aloft small metallic items as he rushed through densely staffed areas while yelling “go to the lobby,” believed by many of the 400-plus witnesses to be directives under armed threat (as was reported to police). Teams of heavily armed officers swept through the buildings to locate the threats and usher victims to safety. Now Chester and Rawson are facing charges of Interfering with Public Duties and Deadly Conduct. Both men can consider themselves lucky no one was hurt as initial reports of an armed man escalated the situation to an “extreme risk scenario”.If you are wondering why the biker clothes and mask were worn, apparently it’s because the Dell Streak tablet can interface with Harley Davidson motorcycles. We have no idea what the pieces of metal were meant to represent.Read more at KXAN and the Round Rock Texas website, via EngadgetMatthew’s OpinionThis is one of the most stupid ideas I have ever heard. A manager decides to dress a co-worker up as a biker wearing a mask and carrying unidentified metal objects while yelling at people to go to the lobby. My initial thoughts in that situation would probably be that this guy is an intruder and is on his way to hurt somebody or blow something up.Chester is lucky on two counts. First of all he’s lucky that an employee didn’t decide to be a hero and tackle him, and secondly that he was not shot by police because Rawson failed to comply. Why he didn’t comply is beyond me as this was a marketing stunt and when the police arrive you do what they say to avoid further incident. If they had found Chester first they may have shot him.I wouldn’t be surprised if all of the staff in that Dell building now refuse to work with both men. I also suggest Dell introduce a marketing campaign approval process in future.last_img read more

Le Brésil redoute une épidémie de dengue à Rio

first_imgLe Brésil redoute une épidémie de dengue à RioAlors que la ville de Rio de Janeiro est sur le point d’accueillir de nombreux touristes pour le carnaval, le ministre brésilien de la Santé Alexandre Padilla redoute une épidémie historique de dengue.Aujourd’hui, a débuté à Rio de Janeiro le mythique carnaval annuel, la fête nationale la plus populaire du Brésil. Mais loin de l’organisation des festivités, c’est autre chose qui préoccupe le gouvernement. Le ministre brésilien de la Santé Alexandre Padilla a en effet annoncé que la ville était actuellement menacée par une épidémie historique de dengue. Au cours d’un entretien accordé à la radio et télévision publique, le ministre a déclaré : “j’estime que Rio de Janeiro court le risque d’enregistrer cette année une des pires épidémies de dengue, en nombre de cas, de son histoire.” À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette maladie virale est propagée par le moustique Aedes aegypti et provoque une forte fièvre, des maux de tête et des douleurs articulaires. Elle peut aussi devenir hémorragique et s’avérer mortelle. Or, le virus de type 4, le moins courant, est aujourd’hui prédominant à Rio. Néanmoins, M. Padilla assure que “ce n’est pas le type le plus grave de dengue et ne représente pas un risque mortel”.3.499 cas de dengue ont déjà été enregistrés en 2012 à Rio contre 2.322 l’an passé, d’après l’agence officielle Agencia Brasil. Aucun cas mortel n’est cependant à déplorer à ce jour. A l’inverse, les cas de dengue ont baissé de 62% cette année dans le reste du pays selon le gouvernement brésilien. Le 17 février 2012 à 15:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Nassau population swells New Constituency proposed

first_img Recommended for you American tourist claims #MeToo after alleged sexual assault in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 10, 2017 – The proposal is for The Bahamas to now have 39 constituencies, no loner 38 and that is partly due to the fact that the population in Nassau has swelled by a huge 6.9% in just five years.Of the 39 seats, Nassau will now have 24, Freeport remains with five and the Family Islands with 10.  The new constituency is called St Barnabas and takes 11 polling stations from surrounding areas including Ft. Charlotte, Centerville and Englerston.  It includes Wulff Road, East Street, Thompson Boulevard, Lightbourne Avenue, Maxwell Avenue and Haven Avenue.The  Revision of Boundaries and Re-Distribution of Seats Order 2017 which was tabled in the House on Thursday, also offers that the constituency we know as Montagu in Nassau should be changed to Freetown.#MagnetiMediaNews Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Sint Maarten to close Kim Sha Marketplace to make way for future construction Related Items:#magnetimedianewslast_img read more

17 delicious keto Instant Pot recipes

first_imgJosh Miller/CNET If you find yourself in a conversation about health, weight loss or nutrition, you’re likely to hear at least one person say “keto.” Keto is the colloquial nickname for the ketogenic diet, which involves cutting out virtually all carbohydrates — and replacing those calories with fat — in an attempt to push your body into ketosis. When your body reaches ketosis, it burns fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Many people use keto as a way to lose weight, lower blood sugar and promote overall health. While the diet is pretty restrictive, there’s no shortage of evidence-based claims that support it. Cutting carbs isn’t the best approach for everyone, but if you’ve found success on keto or are looking to try it, you can ramp up your keto meal plan with these 17 keto Instant Pot recipes.  Read more 0 Keto Instant Pot breakfast recipesOn keto, gone are the days of slurping sugary milk after eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes. But not gone are the days of enjoying a hearty, soul-nourishing breakfast. Instant Pot keto blueberry muffinsDid someone say muffins… on keto?! Beauty and The Foodie did. With just two net carbs per muffin (net carbs means total carbs minus fiber), you can enjoy these muffins as a side to scrambled eggs or eat a couple as a meal on their own. You’ll use coconut flour, unsweetened almond milk and an alternative sweetener to keep these muffins keto. Instant Pot Starbucks sous vide egg bites The tiny egg muffins in Starbucks’ glass cases will cost you a pretty penny, but they do taste good. Learn to recreate them at home with your favorite kind of cheese, pork or turkey bacon and heavy cream for a decadent morning treat. Instant Pot keto eggs BenedictThis recipe is really two-in-one: one for the keto muffins you’ll toast and use for the base of this eggs Benedict, and one for the eggs Benedict itself. The process for these keto eggs Benedict is a little much for weekday mornings, but would make for a great weekend breakfast. Keto Instant Pot lunch and dinner recipesContrary to popular belief, keto doesn’t have to equal restrictive. Many people picture keto dieters as eating chicken and broccoli meal after meal, but with a little creativity, your low-carb menu can be deliciously diverse. Instant Pot low-carb sweet and spicy barbecue wingsSticky, sweet and tangy, these barbecue chicken wings defy everything about the stereotypical image of keto (e.g., chicken and broccoli). You’ll make your own barbecue sauce with golden monk fruit sweetener, toss the chicken wings, and pop it all in your Instant Pot for 30 minutes. Keto Instant Pot chicken tikka masala A great keto meal prep recipe, this chicken tikka masala makes six servings in just 30 minutes. Eat on its own or serve with cauliflower rice or mash (recipes below). Instant Pot no-noodle lasagnaYou can still enjoy the robust flavors of Italy on a keto diet. This recipe comes together as a tasty mash of cheese, ground meat, tomato sauce and spices. Throw in some veggie noodles for more substance. Read more: How to use your spiralizer, plus 7 life-changing no-noodle recipesKeto Instant Pot buffalo chicken meatballsGo carb-free on game day with keto meatballs just as appetizing as something you might order from Buffalo Wild Wings. Doused in hot sauce and topped with chopped chives, these keto buffalo chicken meatballs will be a fan favorite at any potluck. Instant Pot broccoli and cheese soupTransport yourself back to Grandma’s kitchen with a hearty, keto broccoli cheese soup recipe. This version uses sharp cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses along with heavy whipping cream, and the result is a soup with just five net carbs and an impressive 12 grams of protein per serving. Keto Instant Pot smothered pork chops If you’re anything like me, your baked pork chops always come out overcooked or dry (just trying to avoid food-borne diseases!). It’s hard to go wrong in an Instant Pot, though: With the moisture trapped, these pork chops should come out juicy and flavorful.Keto Instant Pot side dish recipesInstant Pot bacon Brussels sproutsVegetables, particularly fibrous ones like Brussels sprouts, take forever and a day to roast or cook stovetop. As usual, Instant Pot comes to the rescue and cooks these bacon Brussels sprouts to perfection in just three minutes. Parmesan Instant Pot cauliflower mashWho needs potatoes? Not you, if you have some cauliflower and an Instant Pot. This cauliflower mash comes out with a consistency so close to mashed potatoes that you’ll forget you’re eating one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet. Instant Pot cilantro lime cauliflower riceBack again with the cauliflower, except this time it’s in rice form. Nutritious and versatile — what’s not to like? Keto Instant Pot dessert recipesPart of being on a keto diet means recreating carb-heavy favorites with low-carb ingredients, and that includes dessert, because no one should live life without dessert. Here are five keto Instant Pot dessert recipes that will have you going back for seconds, sans carb coma. Hungry for more info about carbs and nutrition? Learn how to calculate and track your macros.Keto Instant Pot pumpkin pieNo need to save pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. With your Instant Pot, you can enjoy low-carb, crustless pumpkin pie at any point in the year. An easy dump-and-go recipe, you’ll simmer all the ingredients in your Instant Pot and top with whipped cream once the pie is cool. Keto Instant Pot molten brownie cupsThese adorable, single-serve desserts are sweetened with erythritol, a type of sugar alcohol, and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. The gooey chocolate batter bakes in 6-inch ramekins for a few minutes. Serve warm for ultimate deliciousness. Keto Instant Pot spice cakeThere are just two net carbs in this keto spice cake, yet it comes out so sweet from warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that you don’t even need a frosting or glaze. Instant Pot orange creamsicle custardSugar-free and zero-carb, this custard may be the ultimate keto dessert. Made with orange zest, full-fat coconut milk, stevia and collagen, these single-serve jars are perfect to have on hand for when your sweet tooth strikes. Instant Pot keto pecan pie cheesecakeThis definitely isn’t the simplest recipe out there, but it’s beyond worth the effort when you need a decadent treat and can’t opt for a carb-laden premade cheesecake. This recipe uses almond flour to replicate a traditional cheesecake crust and an erythritol for sugar-free sweetness. Want even more recipes? Try these 15 healthy Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the best paleo Instant Pot recipes. The 21 best paleo Instant Pot recipes Don’t cook these 5 foods in your Instant Pot Does the Instant Pot kill nutrients in your food? Healthy eating Small Appliances Post a comment Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

Anchorage organization to buy LIO building for 14M

first_imgThe Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage. (Staff photo)A downtown office-building fraught with political controversy could soon be owned by an Anchorage development authority.Listen nowThe glassy, modern building at 716 West 4th avenue was rebuilt at the request of state lawmakers to upgrade the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. But the deal came under criticism, leading to a lawsuit, and legislators ultimately abandoning the site in favor of an office suite above a midtown bank.Now, the Anchorage Community Development Authority is seeking to buy the building.“Legally it’s not a done deal,” Melinda Gant said. Gant is a spokeswoman for ACDA, which manages revenues from parking facilities and redevelopment projects for the municipality. According to Gant, ACDA has kept an eye on the vacant property since legislators walked away from it in 2016.“We see this as prime real-estate. So we jumped on it,” Gant said. “We want to see it as earning some revenue for ACDA with a tenant that we’re going to bring in (at) market rate.”It’s not clear yet who that tenant might be. The building has a unique open design combined with offices that were built specially to accommodate the needs of the legislature and local constituents. No one is presently lined up.According to the development agreement, ACDA will pay $14 million plus closing costs to Everbank, which currently owns the building. That’s far below the $37 million price lawmakers originally agreed to pay before the sale turned politically toxic and was deemed unlawful by a judge.ACDA is putting down a parking garage on 7th Avenue as collateral, and potentially a parking lot on 3rd Avenue and C Street, as well, in order to pay for the new building. The organization has already made a cash deposit, and is aggressively trying to ensure the sale goes through.“The agency could risk losing the deposit, so we are very serious about moving forward with the purchase of this building,” Gant said.The sale still has to go up for public testimony and be approved by the Anchorage Assembly. Gant estimates that if everything proceeds on time, the deal could be done in three months.last_img read more

Families of deceased home guards get insurance cheques

first_imgBasheerbagh: City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Wednesday handed over the insurance documents to the families of deceased home guard and said that the work completed within the 3 months period.Insurance cheques were distributed to family members of K Sujatha, the woman home guard who met with a fatal accident on February 4 and died on the spot. Daughter of Sujatha, Bhuvaneshwari become beneficiary for the government scheme under which she was paid with an amount of Rs 5 lakh, through online transfer on May 30. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Rs 5 lakh insurance amount is also paid to the A Raja Reddy, son of late Narayana Reddy, home guard, who died in an accident in Banjara Hills limits on April 24. The amount was transferred online on July 2. The insurance of Rs 5 lakh also paid to Malika Begum, wife of late Mohammed Salahuddin, home guard who died in an accident on July 29 in Munipally police station limits in Medak district. The amount transferred to her through online transfer via RTGS on April 6. Under the Social Security Scheme introduced by the State government, the transport and non-transport auto drivers, home guards, working journalists of the Telangana State get a paid coverage of Rs.5 lakh in the event of accidental death. The insurance amount is transferred to the legal heir of the deceased person.last_img read more

ISKCON Janmashtami festival tomorrow

first_imgKukatpally: ISKCON Kukatpally branch is celebrating Sri Krishna Janmashtami at its temple here on Saturday. Lord Krishna was born on this auspicious night at Mathura. The festivities will commence at 5 am with Mangal Aarati.Addressing the media persons here on Thursday, Mahashringadasa, President of ISKCON-Kukatpally, said Sri Radha Govind Devji and Sri Jagannath Baldeva and Subhadra Mata will give darshan in special alankars. They would be beautifully decked up for this purpose, he added. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us He said that on this festive occasion, devotees could take the darshan of the deities as the temple would remain open for the entire day. Prasadam will be served at four counters to facilitate devotees. A very enlightening expo on the life and teachings of His Divine Grace Srila A C Bhakti Vedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada would be specially arranged on this occasion. His travel to USA and amazing preaching works will also be depicted. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us On Sunday, the Vyas Pooja would be conducted from 5 to 8.30 PM The festival will conclude after distributing Maha Prasadam to all the devotees who come to participate. To increase divine Krishna consciousness, a very colourful Sri Krishna Fancy dress competition will be arranged from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm and attractive prizes would be given away to the first 150 participants. Boys and girls from 5 to 12 years can take part in it. Archana will be performed from 9 am till 8 pm and darshan is open for all. For the entire day, melodious kirtans, nectarine Prasadam, magnificent dance, purifying darshans and eye opening expo will be available for the guests and ISKCON life members at our Kukatpally Centre, he added.last_img read more

Select stocks outperform Sensex by huge margin

first_imgOn a day of range-bound trading, stock markets saw select scrips closing with huge gains on Friday, the last trading for September. The roller-coaster ride ended with the BSE Sensex closing 38 points up at 27,865, while the NSE Nifty closed 20 points higher at 8,611.Shares of real estate, automobile and industrial companies rose sharply, aided by what analysts would call bargain-hunting, after the previous day’s crash that saw benchmark equity indices losing heavily on account of rising tensions between Indian and Pakistan.The biggest sectoral gainer on the BSE was realty that rose 3.16 per cent. Other sectoral indices such as auto, energy and industrials also gained on a day when foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs 1,028 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) were net buyers worth Rs 1,560 crore.Indiabulls Real Estate gained 8.41 per cent, DLF 4.28 per cent, HDIL 2.98 per cent and Godrej Properties 2.88 per cent.Top Sensex gainers were GAIL (India), M&M, ONGC and Tata Steel, while stocks that dragged the index down included Cipla, ITC and Coal India.Ashok Leyland gained 3.65 per cent at Rs 79.60.ICICI Prudential Life Insurance gained 2.12 per cent to close at Rs 303.95, still far below the issue price of Rs 334 per equity share in the recently-concluded initial public offering.ICICI Bank ended almost flat Rs 252.30, while Ceat shares hit a fresh 52-week-high of Rs 1,331.90 before closing at Rs 1,324.10, up 7.98 per cent. Hindustan Copper ended 3.78 per cent lower at Rs 59.75.The rupee closed with a gain of 23 paise at Rs 66.62 to the US dollar.Many automobile companies will be declaring their September volume sales data on Saturday (October 1).last_img read more