first_imgBy: Sara Croymans, M.Ed., Molly Herndon, MS,  & Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTAdapted photo: Pixabay[Sunrise Ocean Sea Coast by MartyNZ, November 7, 2015,CCO]MFLN Family Development, Family Transitions, and Personal Finance teams presented a two-part series on Military Retirement titled “Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families”. Part I on November 1 was a traditional webinar while Part II on November 8 offered an opportunity for participants to continue the discussion that was initiated during the first event. The purpose of this blog is to highlight the topics that generated a lot of interest and discussion, indicating the importance of the topic. Many resources are highlighted that were shared by participants and facilitators. In addition, we want to continue the discussion on the retirement topic so please share your thoughts, ideas, resources and strategies by commenting on this blog!The Transitional Side of RetirementQ. What strategies can be used to help Service members and their families realize that the stages of grief experienced during the retirement transition are “normal” and that they are not alone?A. Participants provided the following responses:People are often relieved when they realize that others are experiencing similar challenges and stressors …They should attend TGPS! (Transition GPS) as it is really good at preparing them and reminding them what is in store, out there (civilian world). And being with others who are having a similar experience provides a great informal support system!Sometimes it can help to digest big changes in little pieces so then it’s not overwhelmingNot sure exactly how it would show in the retirement situation, but I deal with Surviving family members of deceased Soldiers and we find that the grief isn’t a straight line, and it can come up years later as new life events happen. I.E. when a child gets married, the grief may re-emerge as the family wishes the DSM was there for the event.Each individual goes through the stages at different paces and varying levels of progression & regression during the process.Grief is very personal.The grief cycle is not a linear transgression.If we’re not paying close attention we can interpret frustration, grief etc. (especially in men I think) as angerThe Psychological Side of RetirementQ. What are some of the biggest challenges faced in military retirement, from a psychological perspective?A. Participants provided several responses to this question, including:The longer the member is in service, the harder it is to get back to civilian lifeSomething that civilians may have never even considered is the fact that SMs now have to change their wardrobe entirely, which can be stressful and frustrating.The higher the rank in the military one has, the harder it can be to adjust to civilian life where that rank probably doesn’t matter. SMs oftentimes find themselves having to prove themselves all over again to the civilian world after retirement.Many younger retirees are faced with the challenge of finding a new career altogether, as their job in the service may not have a “match” in the civilian world.For those people who were raised in the military and then married into the military or became SMs themselves, they may not have any idea how to be a civilian or live in the civilian world.Finding a purpose that is similar to serving in the military.Q. What have you found to be helpful in working through the challenges listed above?A.  Participants provided several responses to this question, including:If you are a service professional, assist the families in compartmentalizing their challenges and focus on one at a time rather than all of them at once. This helps with the anxiety that can be felt in trying to “fix” everything all at one time.Providing opportunities for the retired SMs and their families to participate in functions and activities to assist with the transition and in making them feel less isolated.Assisting SMs and their families early in the process of retirement (like right when the decision is made to retire) and covering every aspect of retirement rather than just the financial piece or just the psychological piece.Helping SMs feel like they have a purpose by encouraging them to reach out to organizations or people in the community that mean something to them so that they can get involved somehow.The Financial Side of RetirementQ. What are some concerns service members have about retirement issues?A. Webinar participants offered the following responses:Where do they want to live?Questions about state benefits and I suggest they check out myarmybenefits.us.army.mil; they have a benefits library that lists state taxes and waivers for car and homestead exemption. Also school benefits and more.Questions about VA disability.Will the money last?Questions about Social Security.Service Member can start off on Active Duty and transition into National Guard or the Reserves and retire with 20 yrs, but they become a “Grey Area Retiree” & their retirement starts at age 60.Q. Where will income come from in retirement?A. Webinar participants shared these comments:Some are counting on GI bill money for income.Almost all people I counseled planned to get another job after military retirement. The concern was “how much do I have to make to be comparable to military pay?”I hear from a small portion of service members that they want to start a business, which is great if they have ideas, drive and initiative. But many service members are somewhat short on knowledge of industry and business to make their idea turn into a small business that survives the initial start-up phase.The Small Business Administration centers in most states can help military personnel who might want to start a business.Q. What about IRAs?A. One webinar participant offered this tip:IRA to TSP: many service members have been told they should roll their TSP over to an IRA. Watch out! It might be a better choice for some to roll their assets INTO their TSP account, which will still belong to them long after they leave federal service.Keep the Conversation Going!If you missed Part 1 of the Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families program, watch the recording of the webinar here. To view the conversation in Part 2, the recording can be accessed here.In addition to the resources identified above in the Q & A section many others were shared throughout the conversation, including:Online Resource Guide from the Retirement I webinar, listing articles/research, blogs, calculators, websites, and webinarsTransition related resources:www.ruralmn.umn.edu website provides great resources on staying resilient including the publication Change: Loss, Opportunity and Resilience“More than Money Decisions” chapter in Planning Ahead for Retirement publicationPsychological related resources:Emotionally Focused Therapy resources:Good Therapy.orgPsychotherapy.netFinancial related resources:What is your R3? Retirement Readiness Rating2016 Retirement Confidence Survey ResultsBallpark Estimate – retirement savings planning toolMy Retirement Paycheck from the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education)Monte Carlo retirement calculators such as MoneyChimpBlended Retirement Talking PointsMarch 13, 2017 webinar on Blended Retirement SystemWe want to know! What concerns do you hear from Service Members as they plan for retirement? What strategies & resources do you utilize when working with them? Please share your insights on these topics by commenting on this blog.This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, Sara Croymans, M. Ed., and Molly Herndon of Military Families Learning Network. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network  on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday ordered that adverse remarks made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the 2016-17 annual performance appraisal report of senior bureaucrat Ashok Khemka be expunged.Mr. Khemka, who is presently Principal Secretary of the Haryana Science and Technology Department, had approached the court for removal of the adverse remarks in January this year.The two-judge Bench of Justices Rajeev Sharma and Kuldip Singh, while allowing the petition, said, “The remarks of the accepting officer (Chief Minister) and the grading of 9 given by the accepting authority are hereby set aside and the opinion given by the reviewing authority (Minister) is restored. The grading of 9.92 given by the reviewing authority is also restored and will prevail upon the grading given by the reporting authority (Chief Secretary).”last_img read more

first_imgThe USD 2,70,000-prize money event witnessed more than 12,000 runners in the elite Half Marathon (21.097km) category; around 19,000 participants in the Great Delhi Run (6km), around 1000 in Senior Citizens Run (4km), and around 500 in the Champions with Disability category (4km), taking the total number of participants to nearly 34,000. Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Athletics Federation of India President and IAAF Council member Adille Sumariwalla flagged off the races. Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who was brought to India by PUMA, graced the event and cheered the runners. Kipchoges world famous coach Patrick Sang, known for churning out several champion long distance runners in Kenya, said it was tough for his celebrated ward to break the course record after giving his best effort in the Olympic Games. “Kipchoge has given his all, the best effort for the Olympics marathon and it is difficult for him to come up with another record breaking effort here three months after that (Rio effort). But his sub-60 performance is still very good. I am happy and satisfied for his performance,” Sang told PTI. He said the running conditions were good though he refused to comment whether the poor air quality of Delhi was an issue for the runners. Asked if he would advise his wards to come again for Delhi Half Marathon next year also if the organisers invited them, he said, “Yes of course. If invited we would be eager to come again next. I would love to come again. More than winning, we also want to inspire people of this country to take up to running.” Pleased with her top spot finish in the womens elite category, Degefa said, “Its a pleasure to be a part of Delhi Half Marathon and I would like to come back next year with more power and vigour. The race was good, the weather made the race very comfortable, I am very happy to win the race today.” Indian winner Monika was equally happy after her win. “The climate was very good. It is the biggest platform for us Indian runners. 40 minutes into the race I was in the lead. Swati covered up in last 5km and ran very impressively in her debut half marathon appearance. With just a few metres to the finish line, I was able to attack with full power and pipped her to clinch the title,” said Monika. PTI PDS/APA PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s an absolute joke: Tomic’s underarm serve vs Kyrgios leaves spectators fumingBernard Tomic executed an underarm serve on match point during an exhibition match against Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic.advertisement Next Reuters MelbourneJanuary 9, 2019UPDATED: January 9, 2019 17:48 IST Bernard Tomic served from behind and between his legs to Nick Kyrgios on match point at Kooyong Classic. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBernard Tomic’s serve from behind and between his legs was accepted as match-winning serveKyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief over the serviceAustralian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker was unimpressed by Tomic and KyrgiosBernard Tomic secured a controversial-yet-comical victory in an exhibition match against compatriot Nick Kyrgios at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday when the Australian hit an ace on match point with an underarm serve from behind his legs.Serving for the contest in the second set, world number 85 Tomic moved into his service stance before chipping one ball over the net while still bouncing another, catching Kyrgios, the umpire and spectators completely off guard.Kyrgios was left laughing and shaking his head in disbelief as the umpire announced “game, set and match” with a 6-3, 6-4 scoreline after a few moments of deliberation in the Australian Open warmup encounter.”I don’t think there’s ever been a player like BT (Tomic),” Kyrgios, another of Australia’s more mercurial talents, told reporters.I have never seen a serve like this. Bernard Tomic, behave! pic.twitter.com/UY7e8h5HRcMark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) January 9, 2019Tomic has slipped down the world rankings from a career high number 17 in recent seasons, but has improved recently and won his first title in three years at the Chengdu Open in September.”It is great to see him back out here as I know he was going through some rough times,” world number 51 Kyrgios, who himself has struggled for consistency, added.”He won a title last year and it looks like he is carrying a bit of momentum which is good to see… he looks happy, he looks healthy. That’s the main thing… you never want to see a talent like that go down and keep being down.”advertisementWhile Kyrgios saw the bright side of Tomic’s sneaky service winner, Australian Olympic hockey player Georgie Parker, who was watching in the stands, was less than impressed and took to Twitter to express her dismay.”It’s an absolute joke. I’m paying money to be here and the two idiots aren’t giving two shits,” she wrote.”It’s an exhibition match but you can still bet on it… How this isn’t match fixing is beyond me? Get these two off the circuit.”Tomic and Kyrgios will both feature at the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.Also Read | Australian Open: Federer, Serena favourites to win 2019’s 1st Grand Slam tournamentAlso Read | World No.1 Simona Halep and her coach Darren Cahill part waysFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Bernard TomicFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Kooyong ClassicFollow Australian OpenFollow Tennislast_img read more

first_imgThe Town of New Glasgow will soon be better able to create jobs, attract new business and encourage tourism opportunities thanks to a $4.4 million revitalization project. The province is investing $500,000 in the project through the Strategic Initiatives Fund. Other partners investing in the future of the area include the town itself, which is investing $500,000, and private sector companies and community sources contributing $1 million. In the summer, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency announced federal support with a $2.2 million contribution to the project. The remaining funding is being provided by local organizations. “The government of Nova Scotia is committed to building strong and healthy communities,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Economic Development.”Vibrant communities attract people and create sustainable economic prosperity.” The Making Places — Recreating the Experience theme of the town revitalization builds on its assets while creating reasons for people to live, work, shop and dine in downtown New Glasgow. Structural enhancements to the Town Hall, façade improvements, and improvements to the library will preserve and celebrate the rich architectural heritage of the Town of New Glasgow. The project also includes the beautification of public spaces, such as improved pedestrian access via walking bridges and the expansion of marina operations. “The government of Canada is getting things done for the people of New Glasgow and surrounding communities,” said Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “The government understands that strong, healthy communities require modern infrastructure. We are pleased to work with our partners in helping revitalize New Glasgow’s downtown.” “The revitalization of downtown is significant to the economy of Pictou County,” said New Glasgow Mayor Ann MacLean. “A vibrant downtown translates into economic, recreational and tourism opportunities and our master plan merges these elements. We are pleased that all orders of government, as well as the private sectors share a common vision for our community’s growth.” Projects such as the revitalization of the Town of New Glasgow contribute to the province’s vision of a thriving Nova Scotia that is the best place in Canada to live, work, do business, and raise families.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Disqualified Aam Aadmi Party legislator Kapil Mishra and party women’s wing chief Richa Pandey joined the BJP on Saturday. Speculations about Mishra joining the Bharatiya Janata Party were doing the rounds since he started criticising AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after being removed as a minister in May 2017. He grew close to many Delhi BJP leaders and often shared stage with them. Mishra and Pandey joined the BJP at the party office here in the presence of vice-president Shyam Jaju and Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, former Union minister Vijay Goel and leader of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Terming the occasion an “emotional moment” for him, Mishra accused the AAP of taking a U-turn from its principles and anti-corruption stand of the ‘India Against Corruption’ movement, from which it was born. “I was feeling helpless for the past few years due to the murder of the anti corruption movement, lies and manipulations of the party I was in,” Mishra said. “Joining the BJP, I feel like a man who has finally reached the shore.” Welcoming Mishra and Pandey into the BJP fold, Tiwari said: “I hope they will serve Delhi by following the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and philosophy of Deendayal Upadhyaya and Syama Prasad Mookerjee.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings Jaju, who is the incharge of the Delhi BJP, said Mishra had expressed his desire to join the party when Kejriwal sought “evidence” of the surgical strikes. Taking a dig at the chief minister, Mishra said the AAP chief was seen with Congress leaders like P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and NCP’s Sharad Pawar, against whom party volunteers once faced police lathis while protesting. The former minister said he would work to end the “negativity” in Delhi by helping the BJP win the assembly polls due next year. Earlier this month, Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had disqualified Mishra under the anti-defection law after he campaigned for the BJP the during Lok Sabha election. Mishra, who was elected from Karawal Nagar, has challenged his disqualification in the high court. Pandey, who headed the AAP’s women’s wing and was a spokesperson, said the AAP born out of search of “alternative politics”. “I realised the alternative politics I was seeking was not there at the Rouse Avenue (AAP headquarters), but it is here in the BJP,” she said. “Aam Aadmi Party has become a ‘khas’ (special) party of ‘khas’ people.” Pandey said she had spoken against the BJP and its leaders as an AAP leader, adding that now she felt like a “wayward person who has managed to reach back home”. Kapil Mishra’s mother, Annapurna Mishra, who is a senior BJP leader and former east Delhi mayor, was also present at occasion. “My mother used to argue with me, but I could not understand. It’s true you realise the worth of your parents’ wisdom after getting knocked down,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement I’ve always felt, also, that our show kind of transcends the genre. The conceit is sci-fi, but it focuses more on the human aspect, what it is to be human, what is it to be an individual; how do you exist as an individual in a system that seeks to commodify you? We’re lucky that we’ve hit onto something in that balance.Your performance seems as though you’re asking, “What does it mean to be 11 humans?” If someone is eliminated, for instance—being trained by years of television viewing—one’s first thought is, “Who are they going to get to replace that actor?” BBC America’s acclaimed sci-fi series Orphan Black rests on the shoulders of series star Tatiana Maslany. Ostensibly a story about a shadowy corporate monolith and the consequences of illegal human cloning, in the details, it’s a character study focused largely on a set of identical female clones—11 of them by the end of Season 4—all of which are played by Maslany. Her uncanny ability to play every character so distinctly that it can feel to viewers like separate actresses in each part has won widespread acclaim and a passionate fan base drawn as much by her performance as by the show’s depiction of people from all walks of life, and various sexual orientations.This being your second Emmy nomination for the role, the interesting thing is that it’s for an often overlooked genre—sci-fi. What are your thoughts on being recognized, along with the show itself, by the Television Academy?We’re really lucky to get this recognition because I do think there’s a stigma around science fiction. But so many shows that are science fiction speak about the world in a way that’s really subversive, and I think that TV is changing in general, that the stigma about television is changing. It’s really open to more complicated storytelling, and the structure of it allows for a lot of in-depth character progression and exploration. We’re just lucky that we’ve made any kind of splash—especially because right now, television is so strong. Facebook Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLaurie Hamelin APTN National NewsNext month the federal government will have to decide if the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline gets the go-ahead to expand or not.At the moment, the pipeline that runs from Alberta to Vancouver, carries about 300,000 barrels of oil a day.The proposal to expand the pipeline sparked a number of protests in British Columbia.And in Vancouver, thousands of people marched through the city’s downtown to continue to voice their opposition to the project.lhamelin@aptn.calast_img read more

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Tuesday as technology companies rebound from a sell-off a day earlier.Chipmakers rallied after the U.S. government issued a 90-day grace period on its order to restrict U.S. firms from selling to Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei. Qualcomm rose 2.1%.Earnings from two department stores disappointed investors. J.C. Penney fell 7.8% after reporting a wider than expected quarterly loss, while Kohl’s sank 12.5% after cutting its outlook for fiscal 2020.Home Depot shares declined 1.9% as the home improvement giant saw a key sales figure fall short of expectations.The S&P 500 index rose 18 points, or 0.6%, to 2,858.The Dow gained 144 points, or 0.6%, to 25,824. The Nasdaq added 73 points, or 1%, to 7,775.The yield on the 10 year Treasury was up slightly at 2.42%.The Associated Press read more

“Promoting the empowerment of women is a top priority for the UN both globally and in Sri Lanka. While Sri Lanka has performed relatively well in terms of gender equality in the education and health sectors, challenges remain in other areas. With this support from Norway, the UN team in Sri Lanka is hoping to work closely with our national partners to address issues linked to gender based violence and early marriage whilst also exploring more widely how the UN can best support the Government to fully implement laws, policies and programmes that look to ensure women’s rights,” Subinay Nandy, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Sri Lanka, said.The Integrating Gender Support to the UN Country Team project consists of three components and is expected to contribute to an increased awareness of GBV issues in the Sri Lankan context by raising awareness of the consequence of early marriage, understanding GBV from the perspective of men and identifying potential initiatives which could be supported in the long term by the UN Country Team. Norway’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Grete Løchen, said that Norway strongly believes in the empowerment of women as one of the most important factors for sustainable development.“By strengthening the UN’s capacity to address gender issues, we would like to contribute to the implementation of Sri Lanka’s policies and programmes in order to enhance women’s rights and gender equality, including gender based violence and early marriage”. Gender parity in life expectancy, access to education and literacy rates are all indicators of which Sri Lanka can be proud, especially given their comparability to indicators of other developed countries.  These achievements, however, do not reveal how inherently patriarchal practices, at both micro and macro levels, continue to negatively impact the lives of women and girls in Sri Lanka. The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo today signed an agreement with the UN country office through which the UN team in Sri Lanka is hoping to work closely with its national partners in Sri Lanka to address issues linked to gender based violence.The UN office in Colombo said that Sri Lanka boasts of strong development indicators and is often hailed as a model in the South Asian context when it comes to its achievements on gender equality. Addressing gender issues and ensuring gender equality remains an integral aspect of development as emphasised in goal three of the Millennium Development Goals.  Ensuring gender equality also links to Sri Lanka’s commitment, as a State Party, to the CEDAW treaty. read more

Here are the results of EHF EURO 2020 qualifications ROund 1.Group 1Poland – #Kosovo 37:13Germany – Israel 37:21Group 2Serbia – Belgium 27:27Croatia – Switzerland Thursday 20.15Group 3Iceland – Greece 35:21Macedonia – Turkey Thursday 20.15Group 4Slovenia – Latvia 27:21Netherlands – Estonia Thursday 19.30Group 5Czech Republic – Finland 31:27Belarus – Bosnia and Herzegovina Thursday 18Group 6Portugal – Romania 21:13France – Lithuania 20.30 ThursdayGroup 7Hungary – Slovakia 30:22Russia – Italy 34:20Group 8Montenegro – Faroe Island 24:24Denmark – Ukraine 30:24 ← Previous Story EURO 2020: Graz welcomes Croatia again Next Story → VIDEO: Mr. Sander Sagosen BOMB read more

first_imgCES 2012 : Dell XPS 13, quand l’Ultrabook joue la carte du charmeDell a révélé au CES 2012 un modèle Ultrabook a priori convaincant. Ses lignes et ses performances pourraient même en faire une référence.La société Dell a décidé de de renouveler sa gamme d’ordinateurs en concevant le premier véritable Ultrabook dédié aux professionnels. Le Dell XPS 13, dévoilé en exclusivité au CES 2012, révèle une attention particulière portée au design. Une marque de fabrique plutôt chère à Apple, avec la réussite que l’on connaît.À lire aussiLenovo ThinkPad : Bientôt un pc portable avec Ivy BridgeAvec ses faux airs de MacBook, le Dell XPS 13 ne délaisse pas pour autant les performances car l’Ultrabook est doté d’un processeur double cœur Intel Core i7 2637M avec 4Go DDR3 SDRAM à 1333 MHz. Le Dell XPS 13 bénéficiera d’une puce graphique Intel HD 3000 et d’un SSD d’une capacité de 256 GB avec une procédure de démarrage Intel rapid Start. Voilà de quoi rivaliser avec le MacBook Air 13 pouces…en attendant une riposte d’Apple.Les finitions de l’Ultrabook Dell révèlent un écran Gorilla glass (très solide et résistant aux rayures), et une fabrication en aluminium usiné. Il est à peine plus lourd que le MacBook Air (1.34kg contre 1.3kg) mais plus petit. Enfin, le clavier rétro-éclairé et le trackpad ont définitivement conquis le site Ubergizmo, qui a pu tester l’appareil.Le 11 janvier 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he won’t pressure his players to rack more goals, with his focus on picking up on points.The Merseyside club leapfrogged Premier League champions Manchester City to go top of the table after a 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday.Klopp’s men are three points clear of the Citizens but Pep Guardiola’s side can regain their advantage with a win against Tottenham on Monday night, because they possess a better goal difference than Liverpool but Klopp insists closing that gap is not on his mind.He said, according to Mirror Football: “At this stage it makes no sense to think about things like that.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“You have to score as often as possible. Against Cardiff, we have plus three but you can never lose respect for the other team.“Of course, you want more and we will have will have games where we score more if we are greedy.”“It is not too likely that it will happen again next week but it will happen from time to time if we stay in a good shape.”“We chase goals. That’s their nature, they want to score goals. You don’t have to put pressure on them.“First, we have to collect the most points and if we can do that then everything is fine. If not, we have to think differently.”last_img read more

first_imgA handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on 8 May 2018 shows president Hassan Rouhani giving a speech on Iranian TV in Tehran. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump is not fit for his job, the speaker of Iran’s parliament said on Wednesday following his decision to back out of the international nuclear pact on Iran.Trump pulled the United States out of the deal on Tuesday, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies.“Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues,” parliament speaker Ali Larijani told the assembly, broadcast live on state TV.Members of parliament burned a US flag and a symbolic copy of the Iran deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a session of parliament began. They also chanted “Death to America”.“Trump’s abandoning of the nuclear deal was a diplomatic show…Iran has no obligation to honour its commitments under the current situation,” Larijani said. “It is obvious that Trump only understands the language of force.”General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of staff of Iran’s military, said Iran had not had to sign the deal.“But that arrogant country (America) did not even stand by its signature,” the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted him as saying.President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would remain committed to the deal without Washington despite Trump’s decision to withdraw from it. The pact was designed to deny Tehran the ability to build nuclear weapons.“If we achieve the deal’s goals in cooperation with other members of the deal, it will remain in place. … By exiting the deal, America has officially undermined its commitment to an international treaty,” Rouhani said in a televised speech.“I have ordered the foreign ministry to negotiate with the European countries, China and Russia in coming weeks. If at the end of this short period we conclude that we can fully benefit from the JCPOA with the cooperation of all countries, the deal would remain,” he said.French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the deal with Iran was “not dead” and added that president Emmanuel Macron would speak later in the day to Rouhani.Le Drian said Macron’s contact with Rouhani would be followed by meetings next week, probably on Monday, involving the Iranians and European counterparts from France, Britain and Germany.Trump’s decision drew fierce criticism from Iranian officials and could give hardliners long opposed to the deal a greater edge over Rouhani.“The biggest damage of the Iran deal was legitimising and sitting at the negotiating table with America,” Iran’s army chief Seyed Abdul Rahim Moussavi said, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).Moussavi said America’s withdrawal from the Iran deal should also be a lesson to Saudi Arabia which was drawing closer to the United States, ISNA reported.Shi’ite Muslim Iran has been locked in a regional power struggle with Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia that has spilled into the wars in Syria and Yemen, where they have backed opposing sides, and fuelled political rivalries in Iraq and Lebanon.The United States’ Gulf Arab allies, who see Iran as a major security threat, expressed strong support for Trump.Under the deal, struck between Iran, the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France and Germany, Tehran curbed its nuclear programme in return for them lifting sanctions.‘SHENANIGANS’Trump’s decision sets the stage for a resurgence of political infighting within Iran’s complex power structure, Iranian officials told Reuters. It could tip the balance of power in favour of hardliners looking to constrain Rouhani’s ability to open up to the West.“They will blame Rouhani. They will continue their shenanigans at home and abroad. And they will have the US to blame for the failure of the economy,” said Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies programme at Stanford University.Rouhani tried to assure ordinary Iranians, frustrated by high unemployment and stagnant living standards, that Trump’s decision would have no impact on Iran’s oil-reliant economy.“Our heroic people will not be affected by this psychological attack…Iran’s economic progress will continue. Our people should not be worried at all,” he said.Iran’s ruling elite fears a revival of anti-government protests in January that revealed the establishment was vulnerable to popular anger fuelled by economic hardship. At least 21 people were killed in the protests.TOUGH STATEMENTTrump said he would reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran immediately. His decision puts pressure on his European allies, which are reluctant to join the United States in reimposing sanctions on Iran.The US Treasury said the United States would reimpose a wide array of Iran-related sanctions after the expiry of 90- and 180-day wind-down periods, including sanctions aimed at Iran’s oil sector and transactions with its central bank.Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose hostility towards Washington is the glue that holds together Iran’s faction-ridden leadership, had said Iran would “shred” the deal if the United States pulled out.Rouhani said Iran was ready to resume its curbed nuclear activities if Iran’s interests were not guaranteed under a deal without the United States.Under the 2015 deal, Iran stopped producing 20 per cent enriched uranium and gave up the majority of its stockpile in return for most international sanctions on it being lifted.last_img read more

first_imgAfghanistanTaliban fighters have killed 12 security forces in the last 48 hours in ongoing fighting in Afghanistan’s western province of Badghis, the defence ministry said Monday.In the latest assault on Afghan forces — who have faced devastating losses in recent years — Taliban fighters last week smashed through government lines near the city of Bala Murghab, seizing several checkpoints.”It is with great sadness we announce that during these operations, eight Afghan National Army and four police who fought with bravery and courage accepted martyrdom,” the defence ministry said in a statement.Another 10 soldiers and 24 police were wounded in the operation that killed “99 Taliban terrorists,” it added.Clearance operations continue in the district, officials said, and security forces helped Red Cross workers evacuate the bodies of Taliban fighters that had been left on battlefields.Jamshid Shahabi, the spokesman for the Badghis governor, told AFP that fighting continued near the district’s main marketplace.Afghan and US-led aircraft were striking Taliban positions, he said. “They have suffered heavy casualties.”The defence ministry last week said Afghan forces had made a “tactical retreat” from a number of checkpoints in the district to “avoid civilian casualties”.Abdul Aziz Beg, the head of the Badghis provincial council, had described the situation as “critical” and called for reinforcements.The Taliban said they had conducted a coordinated attack on a series of government checkpoints, killing 12 security forces.The militants launched their assault ahead of a widely expected spring offensive.They typically declare a new fighting season as winter snows melt, and have in the past sought to gain control of district centres and target government facilities.The clash started as Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy tasked with forging a peace deal with the Taliban, was in Afghanistan, where he spoke with national leaders and stakeholders.Khalilzad is expected in the coming days to go to Qatar, where Taliban and Afghan officials are due to meet.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP the talks were set to begin on 14 April.In January, president Ashraf Ghani said 45,000 security forces had been killed since he took office in September 2014.last_img read more

first_imgStory Links Kentucky defeated Louisville 56-10 on Saturday night at Cardinal Stadium. UK holds a 16-15 lead in the all-time series, including an 8-5 edge in games played in Louisville. Kentucky won the toss and deferred its choice until the second half. Louisville received the opening kick.TEAM NOTES Kentucky 56, Louisville 10November 24, 2018Cardinal Stadium | Louisville, Ky.Attendance: 49,998TEAM RECORDS & SERIES NOTES The Cardinals registered their second highest rushing total of the season with Saturday’s 226 yards on the ground. The 226 yards rushing for Louisville marked the second highest total allowed this season by the Wildcats, who entered the game allowing just 136.6 yards per game.PLAYER NOTES Malik Cunningham’s 75-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter set a school record for longest scoring run by a quarterback while also matching the school record for the longest run by a quarterback. Lamar Jackson had a 75-yard non-scoring rush against Mississippi State on Dec. 30, 2017. The 75-yard touchdown run by Cunningham was a career long rush as well as Louisville’s longest play from scrimmage this season. Cunningham moved up to sixth on the Louisville career list for rushing yards by a quarterback with 497 yards. He trails Lamar Jackson (4,132), Stefan LeFors (756), Dave Ragone (597), John Giles (578) and Wally Oyler (501). Cunningham’s previous long run of the season with a 61-yarder against Syracuse. Cunningham led the Cardinals with 497 yards on the ground in 2018 marking the fourth straight season a quarterback has led Louisville in rushing yards. Jaylen Smith moved up to 10th on Louisville’s career receptions list with 152 catches. Redshirt junior Mason King moved up to eighth on Louisville’s career punting yards list with 7,098 yards. Hassan Hall set a Louisville freshman record for all-purpose yards with 1,220 yards, breaking the record of 1,206 yards set by Keith Stephens in 1986. Redshirt senior cornerback Cornelius Sturghill registered his first career interception with his pick in the third quarter. Sophomore linebacker C.J. Avery added his second career interception. Senior running back Jeremy Smith closed his career with a season high 76 yards rushing on a season best 13 carries. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sean McCormack had career highs for passes completed and attempted after finishing 3-of-8 for 15 yards. Sophomore tight end Jeffrey Banks made his first career start. Tight end Jordan Davis and running backs Javian Hawkins, Malik Staples and Dae Williams were suspended for Saturday’s game due to a violation of team rules.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgBypass the “unsupported hardware” barrier of Windows Update by Martin Brinkmann on June 12, 2018 in Windows – 23 commentsWufuc is a free open source software program for the Microsoft operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The free program disables the “unsupported hardware” notification that Windows Update displays on systems that have blocked processors.Microsoft decided to block support for new processors by Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm on devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. The company made the decision to block updates on devices running older versions of Windows if a blacklisted processor is installed on the device.It is obvious that Microsoft wants users and companies to upgrade devices to Windows 10 as it is the only version of Windows that support these new processors officially.While it is Microsoft’s right to decide what the company’s operating systems support and don’t support, it feels like an artificial block and not something that Microsoft did because it is difficult to support new processors on older versions of Windows.It is also worth to note that Microsoft dropped support for some hardware on Windows 10 as well.It is particularly worrying that Microsoft’s blocking of new processors affects some old processors as well. At least some people with older Intel or AMD processors, AMD FX, Intel Pentium, or Intel Atom processors reported that they are blocked from using Windows Update as well.Wufuc is by the same user who discovered in 2017 how to bypass the unsupported hardware checks.Enter WufucDisables the “Unsupported Hardware” message in Windows Update, and allows you to continue installing updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems with Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, or other unsupported processors.Wufuc is a free open source program for Windows 7 and 8.1 that you can run to unlock Windows Update on devices with unsupported hardware.The application does not modify any system files. The application patches a results file that is generated by the CPU check of the Windows operating system so that it returns true all the time. True means the processor is supported and that means that Windows Update works without issues after you run wufuc on the target system.Wufuc is provided as a 32-bit and 64-bit executable file. You need to download the right version to the target system and run it on the device.All you have to do is install the program on the system and it will take care of the rest. Note that it adds a task to the operating system that starts it on system start and on log on.Now You: which version of Windows do you run, if any?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 7 votes Software Name wufucOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page https://github.com/zeffy/wufuc Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Drivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across South Cheshire this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. The following roadworks are taking place in the area from Monday October 1 until Sunday October 7. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in South Cheshire in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Watch out for these roadworks affecting your journeys this week A- B Alsager: Carriageway incursion on Close Lane from October 6 until October 16 Alsager: Two way traffic signals on Dunnocksfold Lane and Close Lane from October 1 until October 7 Alsager: Two way traffic signals on B5077 Crewe Road from October 2 until October 4 and on October 7 Alsager: Two way traffic signals on B5077 Lawton Road on October 1 Alsager: Multi-way traffic lights on Linley Road at the junction with Linley Lane from September 3 until October 5. Alsager: Multi-way traffic signals on Pikemere Road from August 6 until October 12 Alsager: Multi-way traffic lights on B5078 Sandbach Road North from October 1 until October 10 Bosley: Two way traffic lights on Tunstall Road near Bosley Wood Treatment until February 2019. Betchon: Multi-way traffic on A533 Cappers Lane on October 2 Brereton: Two way traffic signals on A50 Newcastle Road at the junction with Holmes Chapel Road from September 18 until October 5. Congleton Congleton: Roadworks and road closure on Astbury Lane Ends from September 28 until October 3 Congleton: Carriageway incursion on Back Lane on October 2 Congleton: Carriageway incursion on Back Lane near junction of Longdown Road from August 20 until October 1. Congleton: Multi-way traffic lights on Canal Road from October 3 until October 5 Congleton: Two way traffic signals at the railway bridge on Middle Lane from October 6 until October 7 Congleton: Roadworks and road closure on St John’s Road and Wharfedale Road from October 3 until October 9 Crewe Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Alton Street from Walthall Street to Electricity Street from October 2 until October 4 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on Broad Street from October 4 until October 8 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on Broughton Road from September 24 until October 22 Crewe: Ongoing roadworks at Crewe Green Roundabout until December 1 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on A534 Crewe Road from October 1 until October 3 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals on Davenport Avenue at junction with Gresty Road from September 10 until October 22 Crewe: Give and take traffic control on Fuller Drive from October 2 until October 4 Crewe: Roadworks on Heywood Green on October 2 and from October 5 until October 9 Crewe: Roadworks on Maw Green Road until October 31 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Middlewich Road/Wistaston Green Road from July 23 until October 25. Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Moreton Road from September 29 until October 1 Crewe: Multi-way traffic signals on A534 Nantwich Road between October 6 and October 7 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Nelson Street from October 4 until October 9 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on Plane Tree Drive from October 3 until October 5 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Queens Park from September 30 until October 3 Crewe: Stop/go boards on Rope Lane near junction with Crewe Road from September 27 until October 1 Crewe: Give and take traffic control on Park Drive from October 2 until October 5 Crewe: Two way traffic lights on A5020 University Way near the Pioneer site from September 24 until October 5. Crewe: Two way signals on A532 West Street from October 6 until October 7 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure on Wheatley Road from October 4 until October 8 Crewe: Road closures around A5078 Wistaston Road from September 22 until November 11 Crewe: Stop/go boards on Woodbank Close on October 5 H – M Hassall: Two way signals on Alsager Road in Hassall on October 3 Moston: Two way traffic signals on Dragons Lane in Moston from September 26 until October 2 N Nantwich: Give and take traffic control on Audlem Road from July 30 until October 5 Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Cronkinson Oak on October 2 Nantwich: Roadworks and road closure around London Road Roundabout from September 25 until October 1 Nantwich: Two way signsals on B5074 London Road outside number 13 on October 2 Nantwich: Multi-way traffic signals on A51 London Road from October 2 until October 4. Nantwich: Carriageway incursion on A530 Peter Destapleigh Way from October 1 until October 14 Nantwich: Two way traffic signals outside A530 Shrewbridge Road from October 2 until October 5 outside Shrewbridge Lodge Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Taylor Drive and Edmund Wright Way from September 28 until October 14 Nantwich: Two way traffic signals on B5341 Wellington Road outside number 40 on October 7 O -W Oakhanger: Two way traffic lights on Butterton Lane on October 1 Radway Green: Two way signals on Butterton Lane from October 2 until October 4 Radway Green: Radway Green Road closed over M6 from 8pm on October 1 until 4am on October 2. Sandbach: Some carriageway incurson on Bradwall Road near junction of Wesley Avenue from October 3 until October 5 Sandbach: Multi-way traffic lights on A534 Congleton Road between October 2 and October 4 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on A533 London Road outside Wilkinson from October 1 until October 2 Scholar Green: Roadworks and road closure at Bridge 92 on Little Moss Lane from September 26 until October 24 Scholar Green: Roadworks and road closure on Nursery Road on October 5 Shavington: Stop/go boards on Ashcroft Avenue on October 2 Shavington: Roadworks and road closure on Dig Lane on October 3 Shavington: Carriageway incursion on B5071 Stock Lane from October 5 until October 8 Wildboarclough: A54 Buxton Road closed in both directions until November 4. Williaston: Two way traffic signals on Colleys Lane from September 26 until October 4 Winterley: Roadworks and road closure on Coppice Road from October 3 until October 5last_img read more