Pres. Weah: Brumskine’s Death ‘Paralyzing’

first_imgThe late Charles Walker BrumskinePres. Weah has described the death of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine as ‘paralyzing,’ the Executive Mansion said in a release.On Wednesday evening, November 20, 2019, news about the sudden death of Cllr. Brumskine, Liberian statesman and legal luminary was announced.The President said, “The news of the passing of such a national asset is indeed paralyzing.”He added, my wife, First Lady Marie Clar Weah, and I, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Brumskine family, particularly Estelle, his wife, and three children, Charlene, Charles Jr. and Walker.”“Indeed, our Nation is broken. The cruel hands of death have taken away a fine Liberian patriot, a man of peace, who preached Liberianism for far too long. I had the privilege to interact with Cllr. Brumskine on many occasions,” President said.He said that despite the lake of politics, “which consistently divided us, we both respected and admired each other.”“He, particularly as a big brother sharing Bassa affinity, wanted the best out of me; his many counsels and overtures I shall never forget. There is no gainsaying about the fact that Liberia has lost a great fighter, who would never settle down unless the right and legal thing was done. He put Liberia first. He made peace and ordered his political badge,” the release quoted President Weah.Weah: “Indeed, history will remember Cllr. Brumskine as a principled politician, whose tenacity and wisdom as a lawyer and humanitarian saved this nation from many odd events. Liberia will miss this great hero and progressive of our time. My sympathies also go out to the leadership and membership of the Liberty Party, which he faithfully served and fought for.”Meanwhile, the President has ordered that the National Ensign be flown at half-mast tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FA investigating alleged misconduct by Mackay and Moody after Cardiff submit dossier

first_imgThe Football Association is investigating a dossier on the conduct of Malky Mackay and Iain Moody submitted to the governing body by Cardiff.The FA has confirmed it has received a detailed account of issues related to former Cardiff manager Mackay and his head of recruitment Moody, now director of football at Crystal Palace.In an explosive report in Thursday’s Daily Mail, the newspaper reported the document contains allegations of racist, sexist and homophobic text messages.An FA spokesman said: “The FA can confirm it is currently investigating this matter.”Mackay had been in talks over the vacant managerial job at Crystal Palace, but the Eagles ended their interest as the allegations surfaced.Cardiff owner Vincent Tan sacked Mackay in December 2013, just a few months after the Scot had ended the Bluebirds’ 51-year wait for top-flight football.Two months earlier Moody had been placed on gardening leave before being subsequently dismissed.Mackay launched a £7.5million legal claim against Tan for compensation and wrongful dismissal after his sacking but suddenly dropped the claim in May and issued an apology to the Malaysian businessman.Cardiff have declined to make any public comment on the dossier, saying it is a now a legal matter in the hands of the Football Association.Earlier this week Palace were fined by the Premier League for their part in the ‘spygate’ saga involving Cardiff last April.The Premier League determined that Palace had breached their ‘good faith’ rule – B16 – by obtaining information about Cardiff’s team ahead of their 3-0 win when the two clubs were relegation rivals.The Welsh club had complained to the Premier League that Moody had contacted Cardiff employees for information in the build-up to the game. Malky Mackay 1last_img read more

Round-up: Jose unhappy, penalty ‘harsh’, QPR fans hailed, Bees win, Fulham draw

first_imgChelsea won the west London derby, but Jose Mourinho was unhappy after his team’s 2-1 victory against QPR at Stamford Bridge. The Blues boss criticised his players for their below-par performance and bemoaned the lack of atmosphere in the ground.Eden Hazard scored the winner from the penalty spot after Eduardo Vargas was adjudged to have fouled him in the box, a decision Rangers manager Harry Redknapp felt was harsh.Redknapp praised his players, having declared ahead of the game that the team was finally beginning to gel after a poor start to the season.Chairman Tony Fernandes praised QPR’s players and “amazing” fans on Twitter after the game.Meanwhile, a late Stuart Dallas goal gave Brentford a 2-1 victory against Derby at Griffin Park.Andre Gray also scored for the Bees, with manager Mark Warburton revealing that a pep talk with the striker following his recent goal drought appeared to do the trick.Steve McClaren was far less happy – the Derby boss rued his team’s lack of composure after the hosts came from behind to beat them.Warburton also insisted he has no plans to bring in striker Danny Graham from Sunderland, who was touted for a loan move.And Bryan Ruiz scored twice for Fulham as they drew 3-3 at Wigan, where both teams ended the match with 10 men.It was the Whites’ first game since Kit Symons was confirmed as manager. He praised their resilience after Ruiz’s late penalty rescued a point.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Two Companies That Turn Hosted Services into Infrastructure Providers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Object-based storage is gaining in popularity and is increasingly viewed as a core requirement for multi-tenant infrastructures. Its strength is in its capability to handle unstructured data, which is far more prevalent these days than structured data.Amazon Web Services and Rackspace offer object-based storage. But outside the narrow field of massive infrastructure plays, there is a growing space for services that hosting providers integrate into their own environments so they may compete more effectively in the market.Scality is an emerging hot company in the cloud-based storage space. Today it announced a $7 million “B” round. The money will go to opening a sales and service office in New York and the extension of its core services for data center environments.I had a brief introduction to Scality last week, and what I saw impressed me. I am now more intrigued by the hosting market as it adopts technologies such as Parallels Automation and the Scality object-storage.Scality and Parallels are partners in servicing the hosting market. Scality offers what it calls a RING. It’s an application centric cloud storage system. It turns commodity x86 server hardware and Ethernet LANs into cloud storage. alex williams Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Scality and Parallels have a common interest in serving the hosting market. They fit into a fast growing market space. They are enablers. They offer cloud-based storage and application environments that can transform how hosting services operate.That’s a potent combination for hosting providers as they help small businesses start making their own transitions to the cloud.center_img Tags:#Analysis#cloud#news#Trends Parallels provides a service that can turn a data center into an infrastructure environment. It’s a modular system with APIs for application integration and billing services. I spoke to several people at the Parallels Summit who were integrating the technology for their hosting services. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

FX PLANS NICK OFFERMAN DRAMA AND CHRIS ROCK JOINING FARGO

first_imgFX is also rebooting “Shogun” as a 10-episode limited series, which it calls its “largest international scale production to date.” The series will be based on the novel of the same name by James Clavell that was turned into a 1980 miniseries event by NBC starring Richard Chamberlain.The plot charts the collision in Japan of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai. The new version will be written by Eugene Kelly (“Westworld,” ”Leftovers” and “Boardwalk Empire”) and Ronan Bennett (“Public Enemies,” ”Top Boy”).FX has lured Rock to star in a new season of “Fargo,” set in 1950, which will begin production in 2019. Rock will play the head of a criminal syndicate who has struck an uneasy peace with a rival group — they’ve swapped sons. A death forces the unraveling of their plans. Longtime “Fargo” show runner Noah Hawley will again lead the creative team. Advertisement Facebook BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal Japan and returning for a fourth series of “Fargo,” this time with Chris Rock.The network revealed some of its upcoming plans Friday and they include the eight-episode “Devs” by writer and director Alex Garland, who wrote and directed the 2014 feature film “Ex Machina” starring Alicia Vikander. The upcoming TV series is set at a secretive tech firm in San Francisco that may be responsible for a murder.“Devs” will star “Parks and Recreation” veteran Offerman as the firm’s CEO, Sonoya Mizuno, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny and Alison Pill. It will premiere on FX in 2019. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Copper butterfly folds wings to avoid unwanted male advances

first_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: Avoiding Male Harassment: Wing-Closing Reactions to Flying Individuals by Female Small Copper Butterflies, Jun-Ya Ide, Ethology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01912.xAbstractMales of many butterfly species persistently court and attempt to mate with females even if the females reject courtship. This male harassment almost certainly has negative effects on female fitness. Therefore, females have likely evolved strategies to avoid such encounters. To investigate the harassment avoidance strategy of females of the small copper butterfly, Lycaena phlaeas daimio, I observed the reactions of females to other individuals flying nearby in the field. In response to the conspecific butterflies, females closed their wings if they had previously been open and did not exhibit any action if the wings had been closed. Females that closed their open wings in response to a conspecific received fewer mating attempts than did females that held their wings open. These results indicate that the wing-closing behaviour of L. phlaeas females functions to deter male mating attempts. The wing-closing reaction occurred primarily in mated females. Because females of L. phlaeas copulate only once during their lives, this behaviour is not considered an indirect mate choice but rather an attempt to avoid persistent mating attempts (i.e. sexual harassment) by males. (PhysOrg.com) — In a move that females of any species would likely recognize, the small copper female butterfly has evolved a strategy of dissuading amorous males that is both effective and energy conserving; she simply closes her wings whenever they come near. When it’s cool, female butterflies chase males in sex role reversal Explore further Citation: Copper butterfly folds wings to avoid unwanted male advances (2011, June 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-copper-butterfly-wings-unwanted-male.html Lycaenidae – Lycaena phlaeas. Image: Ettore Balocchi/Wikipedia. Japanese associate professor of ecological engineering, Jun-Ya Ide noticed while observing the copper butterfly Lycaena phlaeas daimio, in the wild, that at least some of the females tended to fold their brightly colored wings, or to hold still with their wings closed, whenever males of the same species flew near them (and sometimes even when butterflies from other species came by). Intrigued he devised a simple experiment to test his theory that females that had already mated were folding their wings to ward off unwanted advances by males. In a paper published in Ethology, Ide describes how when he moved a model of a copper butterfly close to an already mated female, she more often than not closed her wings, or remained still if they were already closed. In contrast, virgin females showed no such behavior, indicating that the already mated females were using wing closing as a means to dissuade males from noticing them.Since copper butterflies mate but once in their lifetime, the move makes sense for both genders; the females go un-harassed which helps to ensure their survival and allows them to conserve energy, and the males avoid wasting time and energy on already mated females, allowing them to go after just the virgins, which helps to ensure that all females in any given area are mated.Dr Ide also noted in an interview with the BBC, that over-exuberant mating behavior by males can actually harm females, damaging their delicate butterfly parts, so the wing closing is not just a way to fend off sexual advances, but a means of physical protection as well. He also pointed out that his observations in the wild, showed that the female technique actually worked, those females that closed their wings and remained still, were subjected to less harassment than did those who did not close their wings, and thus likely lived far happier, healthier and less stressful lives as a result. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Hindu college organises an intercollege debate

first_imgThe Old Students’ Association, Hindu College organised ‘The 6th Clash of the Titans Invitational Debate’ at The Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on November 17. The alumni of five prestigious colleges of Delhi University of national fame – Hindu College, Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram College, Sri Ram College of Commerce, Indraprastha College – participated in this great debating competition. The debaters tested their debating skill on a contemporary relevant topic – ‘Freedom of Speech is a Luxury India cannot afford’. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRenowned Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali was the Guest of Honour and Justice Manmohan, Judge, Delhi High Court was the Chief Guest. The jury for judging the debaters consisted of Tarun Shridhar IAS, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture; Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum Library and MK Venu, Founding Editor, The Wire. Eminent Media Personality Kajori Sen was the moderator. The winning team trophy was awarded to ‘Hindu College team’ comprising of Saket Jha Saurabh and Rohit Hari Rajan. The best speaker awards went to Radha Kumar from Miranda House and Saket Jha Saurabh from Hindu College. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDistinguished orators participated in this unique debate. The exchange between the alumni from the five colleges of Delhi University – Hindu College, Indraprastha College, Miranda House, Sri Ram College of Commerce and Lady Sri Ram College — explored, prodded and synthesized the subject of the debate. The Old Students’ Association (OSA) of Hindu College was established in 1958. Since its inception, the Association has been active in bringing the eminent alumni of the Hindu College, Delhi on one platform. Speaking on the occasion, Ravi Burman, President, OSA, Hindu College said “We are pleased to organise ‘The 6th Clash of the Titans Invitational Debate’ competition and have distinguished guests and participants from different walks of life who have brought laurels to their alma mater through their achievements. ‘The Titans Cup’ debate is growing in influence each year and this year again women speakers out-numbered the men and had a larger number of youthful debaters being showcased. The debate serves as a unique platform to bring together alumni from different colleges and providing bonding and networking opportunities. We look forward to similar engagements each year. We are grateful to all the college authorities and the alumni for making this event a success.”last_img read more