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Details of plan to fix Sri Lanka-England Test revealed by al-Jazeera

first_imgSri Lanka Cricket has pledged to cooperate fully with anti-corruption officers as the sport awaits the broadcast of an investigation by al‑Jazeera that is understood to allege details of a plan to fix England’s first Test match in Galle this November.Some footage from the documentary Cricket’s Match-Fixers, which will be televised on Sunday, has already been made public, which allegedly reveals the groundsman at Galle telling an undercover reporter he can tailor the pitch to produce a specified outcome for betting purposes. This is understood to have been alleged to have taken place before two previous Test matches in Galle, too: Sri Lanka versus India in July last year, where the tourists amassed 600 in their first innings on a pitch made to be a batting paradise, and against Australia in August 2016, when the visitors lost in two and a half days on a deliberately turning track. The International Cricket Council has already opened an investigation but also made public some frustration that the information shared by al‑Jazeera to date has been limited despite “repeated requests” for full disclosure before the programme is televised.A statement from Sri Lanka Cricket said: “SLC will extend its fullest cooperation to the ICC to investigate the latest allegations levelled via media reports over ‘match fixing’. SLC wishes to state that it has zero tolerance towards corruption and will take immediate action against any person involved in the alleged incident, if found guilty.”In the programme Robin Morris, a former Indian cricketer, is filmed telling reporters he can arrange bespoke pitches for betting purposes – his payment would be 30% of any winnings – while the stadium’s assistant manager and groundsman, Tharanga Indika, is recorded stating that he can ensure the Sri Lanka versus England Test match does not end in a draw.Morris has since denied any wrongdoing and claimed he thought he was auditioning for an acting role in a movie “for public entertainment only”, while Indika has said he was simply being courteous to foreign tourists and is similarly not corrupt.England’s winter tour to the island, in which they will play three Tests, five-one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20, has already drawn the ire of the Barmy Army. The supporters’ group and travel company have accused Sri Lanka Cricket of “blatant profiteering and short-sighted greed” over proposed ticket prices for the Test series.The company’s latest information is that while local fans will be able to buy tickets on the grass banks for £1.41 a day those travelling are to be charged just under £50 a day for seats provided they book for the entire match, with no refund policy should it finish early.The Barmy Army website states: “This blatant profiteering and short-sighted greed does nothing to enhance Sri Lanka as a cricketing destination and ultimately we feel it is likely to do damage to the country’s reputation as a reasonably priced general tourist destination.” Since you’re here… International Cricket Council Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. England cricket team Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Sri Lanka wrap up series against Australia with victory in second Test Share on Twitter Al-Jazeera Cricket Read more Sri Lanka cricket team Share on Messenger The Observer newslast_img read more

19 days agoBrighton to bid for Preston defender Ben Davies

first_imgBrighton to bid for Preston defender Ben Daviesby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton are to offer for £10million-rated Preston defender Ben Davies.The Seagulls have been sending their top scouts to watch the elegant Davies, who is an English ball player, says The Sun.That ticks two boxes for Brighton boss Graham Potter, who has emerged as the frontrunner to sign Davies despite interest from Newcastle, Everton and Wolves.Insiders say Brighton will try their luck with a bid in January, although Preston would look for a seven- figure fee.North End plan to offer Davies a new deal but the Championship promotion chasers know how hard it is to keep a player when a Premier League club comes calling. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mental health at work The cost of boys being boys

first_imgWhat constitutes chronic mental stress in the workplace? Anxiety, depression, and PTSD stemming from years of verbal and physical abuse from coworkers? Taking a sick leave and eventually being forced to leave the job you love entirely? These are all things Margery Wardle faced as one of the only women in public works for the city of Napean. But when she went to Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, her claim was denied. The board called the events she endured “unwelcome” and “upsetting”, but said they weren’t considered bullying or harassment. Her case isn’t unique. Last year, an internal WSIB audit found that between January and May, 94 per cent of chronic mental stress claims were denied.Why is mental health still not being taken as seriously as physical health, especially by a provincial workplace compensation board? How, after everything Margery went through, is the toxic behaviour she endured from her male coworkers being dismissed as “boys being boys”? What message does this send to anyone else looking for help, and what can we do to make sure they feel safe coming forward?HOST: Maureen Halushak (Editor-in-Chief, Chatelaine) / GUEST: Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Work and Wealth Reporter, The Toronto Star)Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.calast_img read more

Ralph Lauren Bans Mohair

first_imgAfter PETA urged Ralph Lauren to ban mohair, the New York–based retail giant joined the more than 270 brands worldwide that have pledged not to sell the cruelly obtained material.The ban applies to all Ralph Lauren brands, including Ralph Lauren Home, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Club Monaco, and American Living.The move from Ralph Lauren — a global leader in lifestyle products from apparel to home furnishings that sells its merchandise in nearly 13,000 locations around the world — follows PETA’s first-of-its-kind video exposé of the mohair industry in South Africa, which is the source of more than 50 percent of the world’s mohair.The exposé shows that shearers — who are paid by volume, not by the hour — worked quickly and carelessly, leaving angora goats with gaping wounds. Workers then roughly stitched the animals up without giving them any pain relief. And unwanted goats died in agonizing ways: One worker slowly cut their throats with a dull knife while they were fully conscious and then broke their necks, hacking one animal’s head off. Others were hauled to a slaughterhouse, where they were electrically shocked, hung upside down, and slashed across the throat.“PETA’s exposé pulled back the curtain on the violent mohair industry, and Ralph Lauren responded by banning the cruelly produced material,” says PETA Director of Corporate Affairs Anne Brainard. “Ralph Lauren has joined the growing list of fashion brands that recognize that today’s shoppers don’t support cruelty to animals in the fashion industry.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” — has asked law-enforcement agencies in South Africa to investigate and file charges, as appropriate, for potential violations of that country’s Animals Protection Act, 1962. An investigation is underway. To thank Ralph Lauren for its kind decision, PETA is sending it a box of delicious vegan chocolates.Other brands that have banned mohair include Diane von Furstenberg, Brooks Brothers, Gap, Banana Republic, H&M, Topshop, UNIQLO,, and Zara, among hundreds of others.last_img read more

North Peace Secondary School to remain closed Wednesday

first_imgThe District says they are completing the repairs as quickly as possible.For more updates, watch this website or visit the School Districts website at FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School will be closed on Wednesday, February 13.School District 60 announced the school would be closed on February 12, due to a burst pipe that had caused electrical issues in the building.  The ELC at the Pomeroy Sport Centre will remain open.The School will continue to be closed until repairs are made.last_img

Section C350 of treasury bond report published

The Attorney General had informed the Secretary to the President Austin Fernando, releasing the report will not have an impact on ongoing investigations into the scam. Section C-350 of the Central Bank treasury bond report has been published in the National Archives on a request made by the Presidential Secretariat.The Attorney General had earlier cleared releasing section C350 of the Central Bank treasury bond commission report. President’s Secretary Austin Fernando had said that he had sought the advise of the AG to make public the full report. (Colombo Gazette) The advice of the Attorney General had been sought to release the full report of the Presidential Commission on the Central Bank treasury bond scam.

There Is Absolutely Positively No Way LeBron Can Keep This Up …

It took seven back-and-forth games, but the NBA’s most perplexing team will continue to confuse observers — and statistical models — for at least one more round.The Cleveland Cavaliers ensured that by beating the Indiana Pacers 105-101 in Sunday’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal finale, earning LeBron James a trip to the second round for the 13th time in his storied career. James was incredible in Game 7 on Sunday, with 45 points (on 64 percent shooting), 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The performance capped one of his greatest series ever; he led the Cavs in points, assists and rebounds over these seven games against Indiana.But the Cavs’ big questions are still unanswered. Can Cleveland keep advancing while asking so much of its best player? And is this team really still good enough to contend for a championship? This series provided few insights.When James finally got a little help in Game 7, it came in the unlikely form of center Tristan Thompson. Despite scoring only 3 points (in 24 minutes) during Games 1-6, Thompson produced a crucial double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) in Game 7. But on the whole, James’s teammates were still not efficient Sunday, shooting just 16-for-49 from the field to finish off a series in which they made only 38.8 percent of their shots — even as James himself shot an impressive 55.3 percent from the field.In fact, for all of James’s heroics, the argument could be made that the Cavs were the least-convincing winner of any playoff series in modern history. (Going back to 1984, when the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams.) Before Sunday, no team in that period had won a series while being outscored by more than 34 total points — a “record” that belonged to the 1990 Portland Trail Blazers, for their win over the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference finals. Despite winning Game 7 by four, the Cavs were outscored in the series by 40 points, the worst total point differential for a winning club in a series since 1984.1Yes, 34 points of that differential came in Game 6 alone, a massive Pacers blowout. But the Cavs were also outplayed for far longer stretches of the series than they dominated: They won just 11 of the series’ 28 total quarters.Now the Cavs will advance to face the top-seeded Toronto Raptors, and once again the stats have major doubts about their ability to win. Their defense is historically weak by the standards of a champion. Our CARM-Elo model gives Cleveland a 29 percent chance of knocking off the Raptors and an 11 percent chance of making the Finals. The logic there is clear: If the Cavs struggled against the Pacers with home-court advantage, why should they be favored without it against a Toronto team that was 6.1 points per game better than the Pacers during the regular season?Then again, the Cavs are, well, the Cavs. They’ve eliminated Toronto in each of the past two postseasons, by a combined margin of 8 games to 2. They have the LeBron trump card to play in any crucial game. (After Sunday, James is the all-time NBA leader with 34.9 career points per game in Game 7s.) A James-led team has represented the East in the NBA Finals every single season since 2011. All signs point to that streak ending this year — except it hasn’t ended the past few times that all signs pointed to it ending.No matter what happens next, though, let’s appreciate the amazing show LeBron put on in Game 7 against Indiana. It was the kind of performance reserved for history’s greatest players, and the Cavs needed every bit of it to extend their season and keep on confounding the stats deeper into yet another spring.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Numbers acquiring Irish citizenship rapidly increased between 2010 and 2012 report

first_imgTHE NUMBER OF people becoming Irish citizens doubled between 2010 and 2011, and doubled again the following year, according to a new report.The ESRI’s Annual Monitoring Report on Integration 2013 was published this morning, and analysed a number of areas of immigrant inclusion.Between 2005 and 2012, 54,700 non-European Economic Association adults acquired Irish citizenship.In 2012, 20,200 became Irish citizens.It notes that non-Irish nationals have not “benefited from the first stirrings of recovery” in the economy, citing an unemployment rate of 18%, 5% higher than the rate for Irish nationals.The report also details a high level of youth employment at 33%.There was some positive news on the education front that although while grades among 15-year-old immigrants from non-English backgrounds were still lower on average, the gap had narrowed since 2009.Income poverty rates were similar between Irish and non-Irish nationals.“However basic deprivation (enforced lack of 2 or more items relating to food, clothing, heating and family/social life) was higher for non-Irish nationals, and was particularly high for Africans (44 per cent compared to 24 per cent for Irish nationals),” the ESRI detailed.Commenting on the findings of the report, author Dr Frances McGinnity said that there has been “significant improvements in the processing of citizenship applications” over the past three years“The immigrant population now comprises a large group of immigrants with Irish citizenship who share the same rights and responsibilities as Irish citizens by birth or descent,” she said.Citizenship does not necessarily imply a full sense of belonging, but the very significant increase in the numbers applying for, and gaining, citizenship indicates progress towards the fuller integration of immigrants in Ireland.A special theme of this monitor was migrant children at age 3, finding:Immigrant children had healthier diets than their Irish counterparts.Despite higher levels of education, immigrant mothers are less likely to be employed, except for mothers from Western Europe who are on par.Experience of financial strain tends to be higherThe Immigration Centre called the report a “crucial piece of work” to allow for evidence-based strategies to be put in place.Read: Gilmore to go to Washington to discuss illegal Irish >Opinion: The undocumented Irish in the US need and deserve our help >last_img read more

RockMelt browser gets Facebook and Twitter in your Chrome

first_imgThere have been experiments to bring social networking features to browsers before, most notably with the Flock browser, but now there’s a new contender in town.Meet RockMelt, which just launched in a limited beta today and is built entirely with social network integration in mind, particularly when it comes to Facebook and Twitter.RockMelt is based on Chromium, so you’ll see a lot of Chrome-like behavior here, but the interface has been tweaked for social networking involves. The left edge of the RockMelt window integrates your Facebook friends allowing you to chat with them, send them messages or check out their status updates no matter where they’re visiting. The right column tries to do the same for Twitter and RSS feeds.The integration goes beyond friends lists: RockMelt will also allow you to share a given web page on Facebook or Twitter with just a single click. Search has also been improved, allowing you to visit different sites within a browser window without having to click back and forth.Interesting, but frankly, I suspect that RockMelt, like Flock, will end up as a curiosity of a browser fork at the end of the day more than anything else. If you want to try it, though, you can sign up for the beta at the link below: RockMelt is available for both PC and Mac.Read more at RockMeltlast_img read more

Jabra Launches EasyGo for Bluetooth Beginners

first_imgPairing a Bluetooth headset isn’t hard, but it might seem hard to someone who’s never done it before, someone who isn’t that tech savvy. To market to that audience, Jabra has created the EasyGo Bluetooth headset. It’s a product so easy, it’s got “easy” in the name. According to the site, “There are no complex functions and installation is fast and straightforward.” How that’s different from any other Bluetooth headset you’ve ever used, I can’t tell you.The real selling point of the EasyGo is the price. It lists for $39.99 and Amazon has it for $5 less. If you’ve ever looked at premium models that list for over $100 and thought “I could never spend that on a Bluetooth headset,” then here’s a more realistic option. The EasyGo offers voice guidance that tells you when it needs a recharge, and you can pair it to two devices.last_img read more

First Notion Ink Adam tablets are arriving problem with first update

first_imgIt appears that the first round of Notion Ink Adam tablets are landing at the doorsteps of customers today. After a number of delays the pre-ordered devices were promised to ship and so they have, though all is not well with the Adam as apparently the initial software update is bricking some devices. Android Police is reporting that Notion Ink has email customers telling them that some people have had problems with the first update and they should hold back up updating until the issue is investigated.So the good news is that the highly awaited tablet is finally shipping, the bad news is that some people are going to get the tablet they’ve been waiting for and immediately turn it into a paper weight.AdChoices广告Not everyone’s tablet is arriving today though, some customers had their package delayed until the 29th. It’s just a few more days, but it means they won’t be able to take part in the unboxing fun that’s starting to hit the net. Here is one of the first unboxing videos to be uploaded, from a buyer in the UK:Anyone out there pre-order a Notion Ink tablet? What’s the status? Are you reading this post with it? Was it delayed? We’re dying to know!Update – Notion Ink Fan has made it quite clear that the initial update has a problem, but the good news is that Notion Ink has blocked it so the bricking should be stopped for now. Users will have to site tight, let Notion Ink’s QA team do their job, and hope the update is available before too long. Considering the small number of people that seem to have their tablets so far, this doesn’t seem to be a major problem.last_img read more

RAW Tag Team Championships Match announced for this Monday night from Denver

first_img Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest has confirmed a championship match for RAW this Monday night in Denver.Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre will defend the RAW Tag Team Championships against The Revival. Also announced for the show this Monday night on the USA Network is Elias vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Ruby Riott vs. Brie will have live coverage of RAW this Monday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Google+last_img read more

Teen accused of throwing woman into pool strikes plea deal

first_imgNORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida teenager who violently threw a woman into a pool struck a plea deal, Tuesday.Related: Teen arrested after woman violently thrown into North Lauderdale poolSixteen-year-old Leon Balfour was sentenced to probation on the condition he complete 200 hours of community service and pay the victim restitution.Cameras captured Balfour picking up 68-year-old Nancy James and tossing her into a community pool during a chaotic party in North Lauderdale back in May.James, a member of the neighborhood’s association, had gone to the party to request that partygoers turn down the music. She suffered a large bruise to her arm.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Hyundai Teases ix25 Compact SUV

first_imgKorean auto major Hyundai’s much awaited compact SUV ix25 made yet another appearance on the internet, this time through the official teaser.Hyundai’s upcoming sub-compact SUV iX25, which made numerous appearances on the web through leaked images and details, is expected to make its debut at 2014 Beijing Auto Show. A Chinese website Autohome also posted the image of the promotional banner of the SUV, which was seen at the venue of Beijing Auto Show.Although the details of ix25 are scanty at this point of time, unconfirmed reports suggest that the Hyundai’s next Suv,a  strong rival of Ford’s much acclaimed EcoSport would pack 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol engines under the hood. The engine is likely to come mated to 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic options. Inside, the car is speculated to host central console with audio controls, air con vents and climate controls. The car which looks stylish in its design, believed to have borrowed some elements from its bigger sibling Santa Fe. Based on Hyundai’s next-generation i20, the new SUV ix25 will be built in China as part of a joint venture between Hyundai and Chinese partner BAIC.The car would also accommodate wrap-around headlight clusters and hexagonal grille and is expected to go on sale in China soon. The previous images of the SUV ix25 revealed that the car is likely to accommodate decent legroom at the rear, adjustable headrests and rear air conditioner vents. It is not sure whether the Hyundai will launch ix25 in India. However, the Korean maker is rumoured to be working on a new SUV using the Grand i10 platform for India auto market.In India, Hyundai is also expected to launch its new gen 2015 i20 in coming months. The car is expected to pack 1.4-liter diesel and 1.2-liter Kappa2 engine and is likely to come mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed manual transmission.(ED:VS)last_img read more

College student goes missing in Jaflong

first_imgA college student went missing in Jaflong’s Piyain river while taking bath on Friday, reports UNB.The student, identified as Akikur Rahman Anik, 20, studies at Murari Chand College. He is the son of Dhola Mia of Habiganj’s Nabiganj.Hillol Roy, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat police station, said Anik and several of his friends were visiting Jaflong. He went missing while taking bath around 2:00pm.Police said they are searching for the young man.last_img

Beef up Your Online Privacy With Private Internet Access VPN

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first_img July 1, 2008 -The sterilization and disinfectant market in Europe is mature and saturated, offering little scope for technological innovation, and the complete lack of product differentiation is hampering competition, according to a new market analysis by Frost & Sullivan.The report, “European Sterilization and Disinfection Equipment Market,” states the markets witnessing slow growth as hospitals try to tackle alarmingly high infection rates resulting from inadequately decontaminated patient care equipment. But while the disinfection market has shown potential for expansion, the sterilization market remains largely static.The report found the market earned revenues of more than $269 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach $352 million by 2014.The spurt in the number of surgical procedures utilizing minimally invasive instruments such as endoscopes is also driving the need for sophisticated systems for proper disinfection and maintenance of such equipment. This demand for more efficient disinfecting methods is fuelling the growth of the automatic endoscope reprocessor (AER) segment. The washers and AER disinfection markets are exhibiting continuous growth due to advancements in surgical instrumentation and liquid chemical disinfectants as well.However, emerging trends indicate increasing consolidation and centralization of hospitals in Europe, drastically reducing the number of hospitals and the number of potential customers. End-user consolidation is a challenge for this market, as purchasing power is augmented.“High prices along with slow rate of product replacement will force manufacturers to identify different revenue streams in order to maintain and increase their profit margins,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Kieu A. Vuong. “Despite several attempts at creating a unified platform, insecurities concerning the standardization and regulation of products continue.”Nonetheless, participants can accrue revenues by providing integrated service packages and proper nurturing of customer relationships, since virtually all hospitals are already equipped with infection control equipment. To achieve the high standards required for service packages, many companies have entered into partnerships to reduce costs and enhance their offering.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 30, 2008 Sterilization, Disinfectant Market in Europe Stagnant last_img read more

Hotel development spurs DRs continued tourism hot streak

first_img Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Share Tags: Dominican Republic, Trend Watch << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Posted by TORONTO — The Dominican Republic is still riding a wave of increased tourism, with its Central Bank projecting a successful third and fourth quarter in 2017.A total of 3.5 million visitors arrived in the DR in the first six months of the year, up 6.7% from the same period last year. The country’s historic capital, Santo Domingo, saw a 10% increase in tourist numbers for the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same quarter in 2016, with 214,393 tourists arriving from January to March.New hotels in the DR are expected to boost tourism even further for the remainder of 2017. Six brand new Selina hotels are being built across the country, scheduled for completion by year’s end. The luxurious Hideaway at Royalton will soon open its doors in Punta Cana, Temptation Hotels & Resorts will open a 496-room property, also in Punta Cana, by the end of 2019, while Playa Hotels & Resorts has already broken ground on two Cap Cana resorts, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamBarceló Hotel Group has invested US$110 million into renovating 12 of its most important Latin American hotels, including three properties in the DR: Occidental Caribe, Occidental Punta Cana and El Embajador in Santo Domingo. Meanwhile, Santo Domingo’s beloved Hotel Francés will also be refurbished into a 20-room hotel as part of efforts to rebuild the area by the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism.Beyond the DR’s most popular resort areas, there’s Montecristi, located in the northwest region close to Puerto Plata, which has seen a 60% increase in hotel reservations for summer 2018. Additionally, in order to encourage tourism in Pedernales, President Danilo Medina announced plans to bring 3,000 hotel rooms and a modern international airport to the region.The DR is working towards achieving its goal of welcoming 10 million tourists in 2017. With 7,300 hotel rooms currently in development, the country is expected to have 82,500-plus total hotel rooms and 13 new hotels by the end of the year. Hotel development spurs DR’s continued tourism hot streaklast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1 2019 10

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2019 10:36 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email INDIANAPOLIS — A museum in downtown Indianapolis devoted to Western art is leading a two-month celebration of the classic Western novel “True Grit.”The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is working with the Indianapolis Public Library and other partners on special events, book discussions and screenings of film versions of “True Grit.”The programming begins with a family-oriented April 13 museum event. Several special events and book discussions will follow there and at other Indianapolis locations through June 15.“True Grit” was written by Charles Portis. The 1968 adventure novel tells the story of a young woman intent on finding her father’s killer who enlists the help of a federal marshal.It was adapted into a 1969 film starring John Wayne, and a 2010 version by the Coen brothers.The Associated Presscenter_img Eiteljorg museum leads celebration of the novel ‘True Grit’last_img read more

Cystat revises 2016 growth rate to 3

first_imgCyprus’s economy, the euro area’s second smallest, expanded by 3 per cent in real terms last year, 0.2 points higher than the forecasted 2.8 per cent announced in March, the statistical service said.In nominal terms, last year’s economic output rose an upwards-revised 2.1 per cent to €18.1bn, compared to an initial estimate of 1.5 per cent, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.Cystat also revised the 2015 real growth rate to 2 per cent from a previous 1.7 per cent.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more