Kolkata: Sleuths of detective department of Kolkata Police nabbed a person with cash worth more than Rs 87 lakh from Sudder Street in New Market on Sunday. It is suspected that the money was being used for an illegal transaction.According to the police, on Saturday afternoon, detective department sleuths got a tip-off that a deal involving huge amount of money was being made around Suddar Street in New Market area. Based on the information, plain-clothed police personnel started patrolling the vicinity of Sudder Street and Jawahar Lal Nehru Road from 3:30 pm. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersOne of the police sources was also there to identify the suspect.Around 5:20 pm, the source pointed at a person who was coming along the Sudder Street carrying a backpack. The person was later identified as Md. Wasim Khan of Taltala and he was detained on suspicion.Sleuths found huge number of notes of denomination Rs 2000 and Rs 500 inside his bag. Khan was immediately taken to the DD facility in Lalbazar. It was found that Khan was carrying Rs 87.5 lakh. When asked why he had so much money with him Khan could not provide valid reason and necessary documents which could substantiate the possession of such a huge amount of money. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFollowing the interrogation, Khan was arrested under Section 379 IPC (punishment for theft by exercising the power conferred) and under Section 41 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) where a police officer may arrest any person without an order from the magistrate and without an arrest warrant. Sleuths are trying to find out how Khan got such a huge amount of cash. Also, investigations are on to find out where the money was about to be sent
7 December 2007Pushed by surging demand in Asia, international trade carried by ship climbed 4.3 per cent to over 7 billion tons in 2006, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report released today. Crude oil and petroleum products comprised over one-third of seaborne merchandise, the report noted.Growth in Asia – and China in particular – drove total demand for shipping services up by 5.5 per cent to reach 30,686 billion ton-miles in 2006.Also, the total world merchant fleet expanded to 1.04 billion deadweight tons in 2006, marking the first year global capacity has surpassed the 1 billion mark.Last year, total world merchandise trade – however carried – rose 8 per cent, double the rate of increase in global GDP for the year.
Wynne says new Liberal budget will be ‘identical’ to one that triggered election by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 18, 2014 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Next month’s Ontario budget will be “identical” to the one presented May 1 that was rejected by the opposition parties, triggering the June 12 election, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday.“There may be some technical things that we have to change, and that will be laid out in the speech, but in terms of policies and the investments, it will be the identical budget,” Wynne said in an interview with The Canadian Press.After winning her own mandate, and leading the Liberals to power for another four years with a majority, Wynne is anxious to get the legislature back in session July 2, which means quickly preparing a throne speech and selecting a cabinet. She doesn’t regret not waiting until after Labour Day to bring the house back.“I could worry about cabinet for two months or I can worry about it for three days and get it done,” Wynne said.“I am very eager to get started, our team is eager to get the budget re-introduced in the legislature and work to implement the plan.”Wynne wouldn’t confirm that Charles Sousa would stay in the finance portfolio, but laughed when asked if someone else would have time to get up to speed on the budget that he drafted.“Stay tuned,” she said with a chuckle.The Liberal’s priorities will be investing billions of dollars in transit and infrastructure projects, implementing a new $2.5-billion jobs fund and laying the groundwork for a provincial pension plan, said Wynne.“Those investments that we’re going to make in infrastructure are about economic growth, about letting communities have the opportunity to expand,” she said.“The jobs and prosperity fund is about partnering with business so they can expand and hire more people.”The premier came under attack during the campaign for saying she could eliminate Ontario’s $12.5-billion deficit in three years without slashing government services and programs or laying off workers, but said she has a plan to keep costs down.“We’ve said there is no new money for wages and salaries in terms of upcoming contract negotiations,” Wynne said.“We have made it clear that we’re going to ask the top two per cent of income earners to pay a bit more (in income tax), so we are taking action to deal with the deficit.”Looking back on the election, Wynne said she was “more stunned than anything” when Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak announced he would cut 100,000 public-sector jobs if he became premier, but insisted the Liberals won because they offered a positive plan for the future.“I truly believe that’s why we were elected,” she said.Ontario voters picked the Liberal ideal of an activist government over the Conservatives’ belief that government should be as small as possible and have a limited role in people’s lives, added Wynne.“One of the really stark differences between Tim Hudak and me, I think, was an understanding of what government is,” she said. “Government exists, in my opinion, to help people, to be active in their lives, and to partner with communities and partner with businesses to create an environment where business can thrive.”Wynne beamed with pride when she talked about how being openly gay was never an issue during the campaign — or after, when headlines proclaimed she was the first woman elected as premier in Ontario — even though her partner Jane Rounthwaite was at her side at every stop and photo opportunity.“Jane and I travelled the whole 42 days on the bus and we were warmly welcomed in communities in every corner of this province, which is as it should be,” she said.“This is a beautiful place in which we live, and we can’t take it for granted, but we should be able to celebrate it.”Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter
NASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Discovers Three New WorldsNASA’s Planet Hunter Finds First Earth-Sized Exoplanet NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found three confirmed exoplanets in its first three months of observations.The planet hunter’s latest discovery—a small planet outside our Solar System—was announced at this week’s American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle.Dubbed HD 21749b, the globe orbits a nearby dwarf star about 53 light years from Earth, in the constellation Reticulum, and appears to have the longest orbital period of the triad.Compared to TESS’s other two sightings—Pi Mensae b, a “super-Earth” with a 6.3-day orbit, and LHS 3844b, a rocky world that speeds around its star in 11 hours—HD 21749b is downright lazy, taking 36 days to complete one rotation.The new planet’s surface reaches about 300℉, which, according to the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, is “relatively cool,” considering the proximity to its star, which is almost as bright as our Sun.“It’s the coolest small planet that we know of around a star this bright,” Diana Dragomir, a postdoc in MIT Kavli Institute who led this latest discovery, said in a statement.Exoplanet HD 21749b orbits a star, about the size of the sun, 53 light years away (via NASA/MIT/TESS)“We know a lot about atmospheres of hot planets, but because it’s very hard to find small planets that orbit farther from their stars, and are therefore cooler, we haven’t been able to learn much about these smaller, cooler planets,” she continued. “But here we were lucky, and caught this one, and can now study it in more detail.”About three times the size of Earth (and a whopping 23 times as massive), HD 21749b is categorized as a “sub-Neptune.” Unfortunately, it is unlikely the gaseous planet is habitable.On the bright side, there is evidence of a second, still unconfirmed planet in the same system, this one with a much shorter 7.8-day orbit. If confirmed, it could be the first Earth-sized world discovered by TESS.During its initial two-year mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will observe nearly the entire sky, looking for transit—a phenomenon that occurs when a planet passes in front of its star, causing a dip in the star’s brightness.“We’ve confirmed three planets so far, and there are so many more that are just waiting for telescope and people time to be confirmed,” Dragomir said. “So it’s going really well, and TESS is already helping us to learn about the diversity of these small planets.”Its sensitive cameras also captured 100 short-lived changes—including six supernova explosions recorded from space before being discovered by ground-based telescopes.Astronomers are now conducting follow-up observations on more than 280 exoplanet candidates.More on Geek.com:Ultima Thule Looks Like a Snowman in First New Horizons ImagesNASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Breaks Space Exploration RecordCosmonaut Says ISS Hole Was Drilled From Inside Stay on target
Joey Gibson, a Vancouver man who rose to prominence in the past year after his conservative group’s political rallies sparked counterprotests and violence, announced Sunday he intends to run for U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Maria Cantwell.Gibson, who will run as a Republican, announced his campaign Sunday at a gathering at the Red Cross Building at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.At the event Sunday, Gibson described the decision as an outgrowth of his libertarian and conservative activism, saying he had been waiting for others to take up the mantle in the electoral realm — but eventually decided that was ultimately transferring responsibility.“I was waiting for someone else to make this change,” he said.Gibson’s profile grew in the months following the 2016 presidential election, as his Patriot Prayer group began organizing multiple rallies and what they billed as “free speech” events in Vancouver, Portland and, pointedly, other West Coast cities typically seen as bastions of political liberalism.Gibson characterized the demonstrations as efforts to rally conservatives in traditionally Democrat-supporting regions and to put on display hypocrisy among liberals hostile to his group.
Carlo Cudicini has described Cesc Fabregas as ‘one of a kind’ after his appearance in Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Fabregas has been linked with a move to French club Monaco in the January transfer window and his appearance in Chelsea’s FA Cup victory appeared to be his last for the club.The midfielder came off to a standing ovation by the crowd and his team-mates in the second half and came back on the pitch after the game in tears as Chelsea fans sang his name.“I personally don’t know. If it was his last game it was very good that he played in front of his fans and that he was able to have a nice reception. But I don’t know, so I can’t comment,” Cudicini, standing in on press duties for Maurizio Sarri, told Sky Sports.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“What can I say about Cesc? Five hundred games, he is a player who is unique, he has an unbelievable awareness and vision of where his team-mates are on the pitch.“I think he is one of the few that has the ability to give balls behind the defensive line that are so precise.“He is one of a kind player. He has been fantastic for the teams he played for before us and the contribution he has given this club and to this team has been amazing. Cesc is a top, top player.”
Today at the Business Marketing Association’s annual conference in Chicago, UK-based B2BMarketing.net announced its expansion into the U.S. market. The company was established in 2004, and, according to its website, is the number one resource for marketers in B2B internationally. B2B Marketing’s mission is “to promote, educate, inform, and enlighten B2B marketing, B2B marketers, and B2B brands.” Leading B2B executives have encouraged Harrison and Farmer to bring their brand to the U.S., including Gary Slack, CEO of Slack and Company. “Our industry has a critical lack of voice; we need to have a singular media platform that addresses all the nuances and challenges as well as shares the successes of the B2B marketing industry. It is very different from what the B2C marketing media talks about,” said Slack in a press release. CEO and co-founder James Farmer expressed his confidence that the brand is in a good position to expand its success, saying in a statement, “With already 25% of our over 1,000,000+ global audience coming from the U.S.A., it made sense for us to engage fully this great and largest opportunity.” “B2B Marketing will be the essential resource for U.S. marketers, not just identifying marketing challenges but also helping to solve them,” Burt added in the statement. The brand will produce bespoke content and bring its events and social media programs to the U.S. for American marketing firms, ad agencies, as well as B2B marketing and media professionals. The U.S. team, based in Chicago, will produce a regular series of newsletters and surveys, and events in the fall. In a statement, Harrison announced that Tequia Burt, a Chicago native, will serve as editorial director and lead the U.S. content team. Burt joins the company from Crain’s BtoB magazine and FierceCMO, Questex Media’s marketing newsletter. According to editor-in-chief and co-founder Joel Harrison, the company’s U.S. platform is an ideal experience for U.S.-based audiences, providing features, use cases, research, interactive discussions, and access to the company’s global archives. Its London based offices offer training specific to B2B marketers, provide resources for professionals in all aspects of the industry, and put on four events annually: the B2B Marketing Awards, B2B Summit, B2B Conference, and B2B InTech.
Make no mistake, Facebook still matters. It matters a lot. And this cultural shift isn’t necessarily because of changes in the way people consume content. Facebook is somewhat responsible for this by tweaking its algorithms and lunching its own video platform. Still, search matters, too. And it always has. That’s a principle some publishers may have lost sight of while social traffic referrals were ballooning between 2013 to 2016. That’s not to say SEO best practices were abandoned altogether, but from my perspective as a trade journalist covering this space, most of what I’ve heard was social, social and more social. I have a feeling that’s about to change.Search is a logical way for your content to be discovered, or pushed to audiences when it’s well optimized. Collectively, publishers have infinite troves of content on virtually every topic under the sun. So why would they want to solely depend on a somewhat ephemeral feed to amplify that content? Sure, social is great when content is fresh or extremely timely, but there’s only so many times you can keep posting the same piece of evergreen content to your followers before they get tired of it, or worse, you. Search, on the other hand, catalogues your content and is ready to serve it up to a user who’s looking for something specific.Think about how you consume content yourself. I imagine you have about a handful of publications you read almost daily, then you consume articles or videos that are pushed to you in your social feed, either by a publisher or your network of friends, and occasionally you hit up Google when you want or need something specific.This premise, in my opinion, is how publishers should think about their distribution and amplification strategy. That is, they should be hyper focused on supporting and building loyal audiences first and foremost. Social channels should be used to recruit regular readers and amplify timely content. And every single piece of content should be fully optimized for SEO so it can be easily discovered. And, of course, don’t forget about other distribution tools like email and syndication.What I’ve described is all pretty basic. And I fully recognize that every brand is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all strategy when it comes to how this mix is balanced. For some, social might be everything. While others may pull in most of their traffic through search or even direct. What the latest Parse.ly data illustrates is that trends can change quickly, and that sometimes they can revert back to how things once were. So publishers should be ready to adjust to changes just as quickly, but maintain humility in knowing that they cannot accurately predict the future. And whatever they do, they should never put all their eggs in one basket. What’s happened to print is proof of that. If anybody said to you 18 months ago that Facebook would take a backseat to search you might have laughed. Guess what, that’s now become the reality according to Parse.ly data.Parse.ly finds that Google sent more traffic to publisher pages than its duopoly foil Facebook in 2017. In fact, Facebook sent 25 percent less than it had in 2016. I don’t think I need to tell you that’s significant, but I feel I should reinforce that it is. Google, on the other hand, sent 17 percent more traffic to publishers in 2017. Again, this is also significant because it flips the narrative in terms of where publishers should be focusing their amplification strategies.
MEDFORD, MA — Two Wilmington students joined more than 1,500 undergraduate students from around the world as they recently began their academic careers at Tufts University, located in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts.The university’s Class of 2022 includes:Thomas Burnham, WilmingtonKatherine Edeburn, WilmingtonIn all, only 14.6 percent of a record breaking 21,501 applicants were admitted to the university, the second-lowest acceptance rate in university history.The university’s Class of 2022 is the most diverse class ever, the beneficiary of the largest commitment of financial aid in university history, and a trailblazer in gender parity among engineering students – all while maintaining Tufts’ status as one of the most selective universities in the country.Thirty-seven percent of first-year U.S. undergraduates identify as students of color, a Tufts record. The 1,544-member undergraduate class received $25.8 million in need-based grants, a new mark for financial aid commitment by the university. And the incoming engineering class nearly reached gender parity, with 49 percent of students identifying as women.“We often talk about creating an intentional community,” said Karen Richardson, dean of admissions and enrollment management at the Class of 2022’s matriculation ceremony. “With the Class of 2022, we have put together a group of learners who will contribute not only academically but also to our community’s social fabric.”About Tufts UniversityTufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Tufts University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Tufts UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Tufts UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Kevin Dunn Graduates From Tufts UniversityIn “Education”
I got my face professionally scanned for wrinkles and… To be clear, Visia is hardly the first machine to take UV photography — that practice has been around for decades. But what makes a Visia scan is valuable is that it can tell you how your UV damage (along with wrinkles, red spots and so on) compares to others your age. That data can help you and your doctor better understand the condition of your skin and identify any abnormalities — like if you have as much sun damage as a 40-year-old when you’re only 25.Technology like Visia is becoming more and more crucial in skincare because it can give us more comprehensive information about our skin than we’ve had before, and provide better tools to identify and treat dangerous conditions and minor flaws.When I asked Dr. Potozkin why he wanted to get a Visia machine for his practice, he told me that he was enticed by the fact that it can give patients a detailed analysis of their skin and help them understand all of the factors that affects it.Bottom line: While you don’t need a face scan to get better skin, it will at least show you any and all UV damage on your face. And since many offices that have a Visia include a scan with a regular visit, there’s no reason not to try it. 5:36 null Tags 0 Now playing: Watch this: 21 Photos All the gadgets for getting healthy at CES 2019 Sticking my face in the Visia machine. Angela Lang/CNET I stick my face into a machine, place my chin on the chin rest and close my eyes. Three flashes of light and mere seconds later, I can see every flaw on my face highlighted on a set of close-up photos.Few of us want to get up close and personal with our face’s every spot, bump, wrinkle and pore, but I enthusiastically volunteered to get a Visia scan. This tabletop machine is a skin analysis tool that identifies and quantifies various skin conditions.Visia is part of a bigger trend of tech making its way into skincare. At CES 2019, we saw more devices than ever before that claim they can fix or cover whatever you don’t like about your skin. The most notable is Opte — a handheld device that scans your face for dark marks and applies the perfect amount of concealer and serum to treat and camouflage them. We’re past the point of asking if technology belongs in skincare (it does) and on to exploring every way it can help us. Here’s what I learned from having my face scanned that no dermatologist has told me before. Share your voice Read more: The best sunscreens to protect your skin in 2019What is Visia and how does it work?The Visia machine takes three photos of your face — one with daylight lighting conditions, one with cross polarization (which reduces glare) and one with UV light — to evaluate and quantify various conditions both on the surface of your skin and hidden in your skin’s layers. Specifically, Visia looks at seven different features on your skin: wrinkles, UV damage, texture, pores, general spots, brown spots, red areas and porphyrins (secretions from bacteria that can clog pores and cause pimples). Looking at all of those factors, a dermatologist can recommend treatments and products that can improve the look of your face and protect against future sun damage. Read more: 4 ways to check for skin cancer with your smartphoneVisia scans are available only at a dermatologist’s or doctor’s office, and most offices that have a Visia include a scan as part of a doctor’s visit or new patient exam. For my exam, I visited the offices of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jerome Potozkin in Danville, California.Visia machines have been around for at least 15 years, but the latest model and software have a few added features. One is the “TruSkin age,” which basically tells you if the amount of wrinkles, UV damage and discoloration is typical for your age. It does that by comparing your skin conditions to a large database of other patients. My TrueSkin age is 33, which is only slightly higher than my actual age, 31. Assuming I don’t wear sunscreen or use any products to improve the look of my skin, this is how I will likely look when I am 80. Angela Lang/CNET The other new feature is the age simulation. Based on the condition of your skin when you get the scan, and assuming you don’t make any changes to your current skincare regime, it shows you what you’ll look like by the time you’re 80 (and all of the years in between).Why I wanted a scanMy skin’s been through a lot: teenage acne, several bad sunburns, adult acne and the scars it left behind. It now has a few visible cosmetic flaws that I don’t know what to do about. Are the spots on my right cheek acne scars or hyperpigmentation? Are the wrinkles on my forehead worse than they should be for someone my age?I wanted answers.Walking into the scan, I was also aware of all the years I’ve spent in the sun without any protection. I am a pale Caucasian woman who was raised in two sunny environments: San Francisco’s Bay Area and Phoenix, Arizona. I spent a majority of my childhood playing outside and most of my teen years swimming and sunbathing. Sunscreen was something I only used at the beach or on vacation — definitely not daily, and only occasionally at the pool. Despite living in the Valley of the Sun, I went to tanning beds in high school to get the bronze complexion I craved.Knowing that I went so many years without protecting my skin from the sun, I was curious to see how bad the damage was.Read more: The easiest way to protect your skin from the sun is already on your phoneEnlarge ImageAll of my Visia results, pointing out every flaw on my face. Visia What Visia taught meI went into the scan hoping to figure out what to do about my face’s scars, uneven skin texture and visible pores, but more than anything else it showed my the sobering truth of my skin’s UV damage. After years of living in sunny climates and rarely putting on sunscreen, I saw the detrimental effects first hand.Enlarge ImageMy UV photo. All of those black spots and splotches are UV spots. Visia I was genuinely taken aback when I saw my UV photo. Just by looking at my face, I don’t see much of what I would consider to be signs of sun exposure — such as freckles or dark spots. But with the UV photo, I can see widespread damage. The hundreds of black spots and blotches in the photo are UV spots, or areas beneath the skin’s surface where melanin coagulates after being exposed to UV rays. Your body produces melanin when exposed to the sun in an effort to protect it. It’s also responsible for giving you a tan, but it’s not always visible to the naked eye.UV rays do more than stimulate melanin production — they also damage collagen in your skin, which ultimately causes wrinkles and sagging. While I can’t actually see the collagen damage, those black spots in the UV photo are proof that I’ve accrued enough UV rays to cause it.Given my light complexion and history of sunburns, I’m all too aware of the fact that my risk for skin cancer is higher than average. Seeing what damage had already been done, I’m more motivated than ever before to wear sunscreen daily to slow down the signs of aging, prevent further UV damage, and ultimately protect against skin cancer.There were two more things I learned from my scan. First, despite my fixation on the various wrinkles that have popped up on my face in the last few years, I actually have fewer wrinkles than what’s typical for my age — wooo! Second, I learned that my forehead is covered in porphyins. I was a bit grossed out to see that, but Dr. Potozkin wasn’t fazed. “Some benzoyl peroxide will clear that up,” he told me.Doctor’s ordersAt the end of the scan and analysis, Dr. Potozkin offered his advice on what I should be doing to protect against more sun damage and reverse some of the damage that’s already been done.Above all else, he told me to wear sunscreen every day, without exception. Dermatologists the world over will give you the same advice because it’s the best line of defense against UV rays.Dr. Potozkin translated Visia’s findings into advice on what I should do to minimize further UV damage and help reverse what’s already there. Angela Lang/CNET In order to help reverse some of the existing UV damage, plus help improve skin texture, the doctor recommended products with antioxidants, specifically vitamin A and vitamin C. Various formulations of vitamin A improve cell turnover and are available in many skin products, from over-the-counter retinol creams and serums, to prescription-strength retinoid ointments and oral medication. Vitamin C has become a popular skincare ingredient in the last several years because studies suggest that it can also reverse sun damage. You can find it in many over-the-counter products.Do we really need a machine to scan our faces?Any dermatologist can look at your skin and tell you what kind of issues you’re dealing with — whether that’s acne, scarring, rosacea or wrinkles. But Visia allows you and your doctor to uncover what the naked eye can’t see. We’re past the point of asking if technology belongs in skincare (it does) and on to exploring every way it can help us. Personal care
Tags Originally published Aug. 2. Updated Aug. 9 to note possible Indonesian investment. Share your voice After combining his playing days with a successful accounting career, Palios had been CEO of the Football Association. A specialist in turning around failing businesses, he and his wife Nicola now tackled Tranmere’s turmoil.Palios began a three-step process he’d applied to many dying companies: Find cash for breathing space. Use that breathing space to fix the business. And finally, bring in new investment.Most important, the club had to break the cycle of lurching from savior to savior. Palios compares football clubs to gamblers gifted more chips who continue betting on the same old numbers. To really fix the ailing business, Mark and Nicola had to make new bets.Tranmere chairman Mark Palios and vice chair Nicola Palios took charge in 2014. Adam Davy/PA Images Osterman outBack in 1985, Palios quit Tranmere and distanced himself from the boardroom shenanigans to avoid a conflict of interest. Ultimately the directors exploited new insolvency legislation to get rid of Osterman, Bracewell and Worthington, earning Tranmere another dubious distinction as the first football club to go into administration under the new laws.In 1987, a new buyer offered less than Osterman paid for the club. Luckily for the American, a strengthened pound took the sting out of the loss.A new owner and manager took over, but Tranmere’s troubles weren’t over. They had to beat Exeter City on the last day of the season or be disastrously dumped out of the professional league.Kick-off was delayed as 7,000 fans crammed into one of Prenton Park’s signature Friday night matches on May 8, 1987. Mark Palios was there, although in another bizarre twist he could have been on the field — for either side. Exeter previously tried to sign him, while injury-plagued Tranmere desperately searched for Palios to ask about rejoining for the crucial match. “We didn’t have mobile phones in those days,” Palios jokes. “[Tranmere] should have asked the administrators — they knew where I was…” As the sky darkened above the floodlights neither side could break the deadlock — until six minutes from time, when Ian Muir’s pinpoint cross was headed home by defender Gary Williams. At the final whistle, the delirious crowd poured onto the pitch. After this fairytale escape, new manager John King — another former Tranmere player, who coined the “deadly submarine” nickname — kicked off a resurgence in the 1990s. The team went to multiple finals at Wembley, rising through the divisions and almost surfacing alongside Liverpool and Everton in the Premier League.Ian Muir (right), signed by Frank Worthington and still Tranmere’s top scorer, celebrates the first of Tranmere’s many trips to the hallowed Wembley Stadium in the 1990s. Neal Simpson/EMPICS Bouncing backSadly the golden era didn’t last, and in 2015 a run-down Tranmere sank out of the professional league entirely. Under different leadership that could have destroyed the club, but Mark and Nicola Palios had a plan to stay afloat. They developed new revenue streams which didn’t rely on a benefactor’s deep pockets, earned money from the stadium not just on matchdays, and built on the club’s standing in the community with training schemes for vulnerable youth. “The business model I’ve tried to produce is football-agnostic,” Palios explains. “So if I go, the business stays.”The club is into phase three of the Palios plan: tempting investors. Palios contemplates leveraging the local area’s rich footballing heritage for projects such as a hotel, and perhaps even a plan that backfired for Osterman: leaving Prenton Park. Palios has his eye on building a new stadium at the £4.5 billion Wirral Waters dockland regeneration scheme, one of the largest development projects in Europe.Tranmere returned to Wembley in 2017, 2018 and again in 2019, when Connor Jennings scored another last-gasp goal to secure Tranmere a second successive promotion. Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images Palios notes these long-term plans are “embryonic” and depend on factors like promotion to higher leagues, millions added to the bottom line, and major investors.”It’s a way off,” Palios says of his potential vision for the future, “but if somebody comes in with serious money, you have to have a business plan. And the one thing I won’t do is limit ambition.”To bring things full circle in terms of foreign backers, the Palios’ have shared photos of themselves courting international investment since this interview. This time Tranmere’s seeking funding from soccer-mad Indonesian businessman Simon Nainggolan, also known as Simon N.The chaos at Bury and Bolton Wanderers shows how precarious the football business remains, despite TV money and global investment. At Tranmere, smart commercial decisions and dedicated supporters kept the club alive. To fans’ delight, under manager Micky Mellon — yet another former player — the team won promotion in 2018 and again in 2019. Despite losing some key names over the summer, Tranmere kick off the new season in League One, English football’s third tier.Enlarge ImageDevoted Tranmere Rovers fans celebrate. Steven Paston/EMPICS Bruce Osterman still practices law, although he stopped playing soccer at 60. “If I had to do it all again I would,” he says of his experience with Tranmere. “No foreigner had ever done this before, and I met a lot of great people. It was an adventure for me.”For today’s US-based investment consortiums, owning a sports team is all about profit. For Bruce Osterman, it was an adventure.For Mark Palios, sport offers a unique combination of both business and passion. When fans tell him they’re proud of the club, he says, “that’s the reward.” Related links Premier League fixtures and schedule 2019-20 Changing the game as a professional female footballer What’s next for women’s football? 7 Alex Livesey/Getty Images Among the super-rich, a high-profile sports team is a must-have accessory. Lucrative English soccer clubs are a prime target for Russian oligarchs, Qatari princes and American entertainment empires. But when the first foreign owner to ever buy an English team arrived 35 years ago, he brought more than his wallet. He brought his boots.Today, 15 of the 20 clubs in the English Premier League, which kicked off a new season August, are the property of megarich backers from the US, Asia and the Middle East. Legendary clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, family-owned for generations, are now just another asset in portfolios of NFL, NBA and even esports franchises.This international spending spree started when Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea FC in 2003, but the largely forgotten first step toward today’s globalized era occurred way back in 1984. Football clubs were traditionally owned by local businessmen until California lawyer Bruce Osterman bought Tranmere Rovers, a proud but impoverished team in the unemployment-lashed north of England. “The game as a whole was at its nadir,” remembers Mark Palios, who played for Tranmere in those dark days of the 1980s. “Gates were low, there was hooliganism, there was a complete lack of investment. It was a sick industry.”What followed is more than a quirky footnote in sporting history — it’s a story of conflict between passion and business that any fan of any team in any country will recognize. Palios played an unexpected secret role in the ensuing drama — only to face a horribly familiar crisis threatening the club three decades later.Mark Palios played for Tranmere in the 1970s and 1980s, taking an unexpected role in the drama behind the scenes — before returning to the club 30 years later. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images We all live in a deadly submarineFormer Tranmere player Ken Bracewell was coaching a professional team in San Francisco in the early 1980s when he was approached by attorney and keen amateur goalkeeper Bruce Osterman. The glamour had faded from The National American Soccer League’s heyday, and to Bracewell’s surprise, Osterman wanted more than a chat about soccer teams — he wanted to buy one.”I was young and it seemed like a good idea,” Osterman, now 77, says in his unhurried California drawl over the phone from his home near San Francisco. “I had some extra money as I’d done well in my law practice,” he remembers, “and Tranmere was in real trouble so it was a number to purchase the team that I could afford.”Tranmere chairman Bruce Osterman filmed at Prenton Park for a TV documentary. Northern Echoes Tranmere’s stadium Prenton Park is only a short ferry ride from footballing titans Liverpool and Everton, but in 1984 it might as well have been on a different planet. Clinging to professional status at the wrong end of the English leagues, with no money and plummeting attendances, Tranmere had special permission to hold matches on Friday evenings instead of Saturday afternoons so locals wouldn’t disappear to watch the team’s more glamorous neighbors.”Tranmere will never compete with Liverpool and Everton,” one of the club’s managers later said. “They’re big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a deadly submarine.”In 1984 Tranmere was about to emulate a submarine in the worst possible way: by going under.Osterman took advantage of the strife and a disastrously weak pound to buy the club, installing Ken Bracewell in charge. “I relied on Kenny for the day-to-day things,” Osterman recalls, “because frankly what the hell did I know?”Bruce Osterman (crouching third from left, wearing glasses), lines up with a team of sports journalists playing a friendly at Prenton Park in August 1986. Eagle-eyed fans might recognise the chap on the far left: popular TV and radio pundit Ray Stubbs, who previously worked at Tranmere. Mirrorpix/Getty Images Today’s game is full of players, managers and owners from other countries. In the 1980s it was more insular, as English clubs were banned from European competition throughout the second half of the 1980s, foreign players like Tottenham’s Argentine duo Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa were still a novelty, and there wouldn’t be a foreign manager until Dr Jozef Venglos left Czechoslovakia for Aston Villa in 1990.Bruce Osterman showed up at Tranmere for a few weeks a few times a year. There was occasionally a language barrier with the distinctive Merseyside accent. “I used to go to sportsman’s dinners for people who had shares in the club, and I was usually the brunt of the after-dinner comedian,” Osterman remembers. “I know he was speaking English but I couldn’t understand a word!” Osterman’s family came too, although his wife found herself excluded from men-only areas such as the boardroom and team coach. “She tolerated my doing this, but it wasn’t a pleasant time for her,” Osterman admits.Journalists were delighted by the sight of the bespectacled 43-year-old chairman diving around in the training field mud, while players mischievously blasted balls at him. This was all highly unusual, but still — Tranmere were saved.To be FrankIn the days before television revenue, a lesser club’s main income was ticket sales. Larger-than-life characters attracted paying fans through the turnstiles, so Osterman appointed Frank Worthington as the team’s player-manager.Larger-than-life character Frank Worthington playing for England. Peter Robinson/EMPICS Worthington had two decades of experience on the field, but he’d never managed a team. The mulleted Elvis fan was certainly an entertainer, a prodigious goalscorer and even more prodigious playboy. His autobiography, suggestively titled “One Hump Or Two,” lists more nightclubs than football clubs. Worthington jokes that when he took charge at Tranmere the players thought they’d be in trouble if they got home before 2 a.m.The dashing player-manager bagged three goals in a 6-2 victory his first time in front of the Prenton Park faithful, and he ended up scoring 20 that season. He also made shrewd use of Osterman’s limited budget — one of Worthington’s acquisitions, Ian Muir, remains the club’s all-time top goalscorer. But defence was poor and Tranmere couldn’t afford new blood.”We didn’t have the players or the money,” Osterman admits. “I had no idea of the difficulty of handling a team even in the fourth division.”One player understood the economics of Osterman’s situation more than most. Tenacious midfielder Mark Palios was a local lad in his second stint at Tranmere when Osterman arrived. And unlike most footballers, who typically spend their time between matches wasting money, Palios worked a unique parallel career managing money as an accountant.Mark Palios playing for Tranmere the night they beat Arsenal in 1973. PA Images Archive One of Tranmere’s directors walked into Palios’ office looking for advice on pushing Osterman out. The surprised player found himself offering advice on the club’s financial future mere hours before pulling on the shirt and running onto the Prenton Park pitch.Tranmere’s cash flow crisis came to a head when the well-intentioned but overstretched Osterman tried to sell Prenton Park to make way for a supermarket. Fans, directors and local authorities turned against him.The American dream had soured.History repeatingThirty years later, in 2015, history repeated for Tranmere Rovers — and for Mark Palios. The club was again in dire straits on and off the field. And just like in the 1980s, a new owner stepped in. But this time, it was Palios buying the club. Sports Comments
Military recruiters are no longer welcome at Anchorage schools. Superintendent Ed Graff made the decision after the Anchorage Press published allegations that an Army National Guard recruiter had sex with and made sexual advances toward high school JROTC cadets.Graff told the school board he contacted most branches of the military on Monday to let them know his decision. He wants to meet with them all individually about their expectations for interacting with students.“Until I’m comfortable and feel I have a level of assurance on what those expectations are from the military branches as well as have that conversation [about boundaries], we will not have any recruiters on our campus visiting with students.”Graff says the district administration is reviewing all of their policies regarding adult-student boundaries. He says he wants students to feel comfortable reporting any questionable interactions with adults.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is addressing her valedictory speech in the 21st (budget) session of the current parliament on 12 July. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said it is not possible to reform freedom fighter quota in government jobs as there is a High Court verdict to continue it, reports UNB.”There’s a High Court verdict for maintaining the freedom fighter quota. How can we violate the High Court verdict? …We can’t do this,” she said at her valedictory speech in the 21st (budget) session of the current parliament.The prime minister said, “Earlier, I had said to cancel the entire quota system. But, now there’s a High Court verdict in this regard. If I violate the verdict, I’ll face the contempt of court. No one can do this.”Sheikh Hasina, however, said the vacant posts under quotas will be fulfilled with candidates from the merit list. “This process has been continuing for the last several years.”
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA recent poll conducted by Esquire magazine and NBC news finds that White women are the most angry people in America, followed by White men. With people of color suffering disproportionately in the areas of poverty, education, housing and law enforcement why are White people so angry? We’ll ask our panel of experts. Plus, we’ll take a look at the plans to combat crime in Baltimore by two mayoral candidates: former mayor Sheila Dixon and city councilman Nick Mosby.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
Blockchain.info is back in the Apple App Store for the first time in seven months. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech titan booted the popular iOS Bitcoin wallet app from its marketplace last January, when it controversially purged all Bitcoin transaction apps.On the heels of Coinbase and other similar Bitcoin-transmission apps, Blockchain.info’s app was the last major Bitcoin wallet app Apple yanked from the App Store. And, as of today, it’s the first of the biggies to be reinstated, Blockchain.info CEO Nicolas Cary told Entrepreneur.com this morning.“This is a really big deal,” he said. “When Apple banned the Blockchain wallet over 1,000 news stories ran about Apple banning Bitcoin. This seems to be the first strong and real sign they are ready to accommodate future digital currency development. It goes a long way to legitimizing Bitcoin and now provides hundreds of millions of iOS users access to Bitcoin applications.”Related: Apple May Welcome Back Bitcoin Transaction Apps. Or Not. Blockchain’s iOS app, which enables users to store, send, receive, buy and sell bitcoins, isn’t exactly the one you might recall from before Apple’s infamous ban. It’s been completely overhauled “from the ground up,” with a fresh new suite of security features, according to an announcement on Blockchain.info’s blog published today.Apple modified its App Store Review Guidelines on June 2 with a one-sentence clause addressing virtual currencies. It marked the first time the company officially confronted the concept of cryptocurrency. Apple’s app submission update, which stipulated that Apple-approved virtual currency transmission apps comply with state and federal laws in the geographic areas where they function, gave Bitcoin traders outraged at the earlier ban (one of whom was so enraged that he shot his iPhone) hope that Apple would soon allow Bitcoin wallet apps again.The same day Apple’s digital currency-referencing verbiage went live, Blockchain.info vowed to resubmit its app for Apple’s consideration, though, at the time, Cary said his company was “cautiously optimisitc.” It’s easy to imagine that Cary and company are celebrating now. He told Entrepreneur.com that his email inbox is “EXPLODING” at the moment. That’s right. All caps exploding.Related: Blockchain.info CEO: We Pay Employees in Bitcoin. And Someday You Might, Too.It may be most anticipated of its kind, but Blockchain.info’s new iOS offering isn’t the only Bitcoin transaction app to appear in the App Store in recent days. As noted by CoinDesk, Gliph, a message-based app that lets users send and receive bitcoins, and an independent Coinbase wallet (created by AirBnB developer Andrew Vilcsak, not Coinbase, though Coinbase has endorsed it) are currently available for download as well.Related: How Bitcoin Is Fueling a New Payments Race Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 28, 2014 3 min read Register Now »
‘The anniversary of Stonewall every year is an emotional and seminal event for L.G.B.T. people — not just for those in New York City but around the world,’ said City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, told The Times.‘To have an event in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium is a very special moment, and for me, as a former athlete, I’m going to be really proud to be there.’The Yankees have worked with several LGBTI causes in behind-the-scenes capacities, such as working with groups that assist gay and transgender youths. The long-awaited ‘coming out’ in support of LGBTI issues will doubtless change things for the team, as will also set up big expectations from the future.‘Stonewall is a perfect anniversary to do something special to make up for the fact that they were going to be the last team to hold a pride event,’ said Jim Buzinski, a founder of the website Outsports.‘It’s a good thing. I just hope it’s not a one-off: “Well, we did Stonewall at 50 years”. The big question is, what are they going to do in 2020?’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-york-yankees-finally-accept-some-lgbti-pride-to-remember-stonewall/ The New York Yankees: they’re the Big Apple’s iconic baseball team, with one of the most recognisable sports franchises in the world. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… They are also notoriously slow to embrace change.Unlike their peers, the sports team had so far held out on hosting a LGBTI Pride celebration.But as of next year, this is due to change.The announcement that the Yankees had finally given the go-ahead for a Pride celebration in 2019 came as a welcome surprise to many, the New York Times reported.It also led to speculation that the team finally gave in when faced with the prospect of being the only major-league baseball team never to have held a Pride event.But breaking tradition and peer pressure are not the only things at play here.For the Yankees, and countless other New Yorkers, 2019 will be different.Remembering StonewallThe Yankees’ celebration will coincide with the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which began in New York’s Greenwich Village.After a police raid at LGBTI hangout The Stonewall Inn in the summer of 1969, members of the LGBTI community took to the streets in protest against the abuse and discrimination they had faced for years. The demonstrations lasted for days, and often turned violent.Many consider this mass mobilisation of the LGBTI community to be the genesis of the modern LGBTI rights movement. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The iconic Stonewall Inn in modern-day New York | Photo: Instagram
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