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first_imgThe Assam government has sent a proposal to the Centre for fast-tracking the establishment of 10 detention centres across the State to house people who would be excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC).The Supreme Court-monitored register, being updated on the basis of its 1951 avatar, has to be published by July 31.Officials said each of the 10 new centres would accommodate an estimated 3,000 people. This implies the government has plans for at least 60,000 people among a few lakh expected to be excluded from the NRC. NRC exclusionAbout 40.07 lakh people out of 3.29 crore applicants had been excluded from the draft NRC published on July 30, 2018. Another 1.02 lakh people were removed from the draft list of citizens on June 26.The excluded have been given an opportunity to file claims for reinclusion in the NRC. “We have sent the proposal for 10 new centres in various places for NRC-excluded people,” Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Assam’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political) told The Hindu on Wednesday. As per the blueprint, a detention centre each would be established in Barpeta, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Kamrup (Metropolitan), Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, and Sonitpur districts.Mr. Krishna also said a full-fledged detention centre was being readied in Goalpara district for declared foreigners presently lodged across six central jails in the State. The Supreme Court had ordered the State government not to club declared foreigners with criminals in jails. The Assam government had three years ago allotted 20 bighas of land for this detention centre in the Dakurbhita area of Goalpara district. Constructed by the Assam Police Housing Corporation Ltd. at a cost of ₹37 crore, the centre is expected to be inaugurated in October.Envisaging law and order issues after July 31, the deadline given by the Supreme Court to publish the final NRC, the State Home Department has organised a series of meetings from July 12-23 across six divisions of Assam.Heads of administration, police and intelligence agencies of the districts under each division have been asked to attend the meetings to be held in Tezpur, Nagaon, Jorhat, Silchar, Bongaigaon, and Guwahati. The Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha (BGP) has suggested that the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Election Commission of India should adopt a mechanism to solve the issue of ‘D’, or doubtful voters for a free and fair NRC in Assam.“We met Prateek Hajela, the State Coordinator for NRC on Tuesday,” said Nanda Kirati Dewan, the BGP’s National Secretary. “He made it clear that NRC cannot reconsider the cases of people marked D-voter even if he or she has sufficient linkage documents and the legacy person [one whose lineage is claimed] or other family members are not D-voters,” Mr. Dewan added. “Data suggest that most cases of exclusion are either of D-voter, cases pending at a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT), declared foreigner or instances of mismatch in legacy data. But there are many marked D-voters without any case referred to the Assam Police’s border wing or any FT. The Centre should come up with a mechanism to screen such cases and issue a D-Voter Clearance Certificate to the person concerned for ending unnecessary harassment,” Mr. Dewan suggested.last_img read more


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first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES “There has been a lot of trash talkers (through his career) and at the end of the day, he’s not bad.“We will rate him number two, I’m number one. He’s got heart. You need more guys to be more aggressive to each other, do more trash talking to each other.”By day four in London, some of the lines had already been heard, but not that the estimated crowd of 10,000 at the SSE Arena cared much. They lapped it up and cheered, but only for McGregor.Mayweather, a five-weight world boxing champion who knocked out Briton Ricky Hatton in 2007, was booed loudly by the fans, many of whom were Irish, and he could barely be heard.The pair met on a makeshift stage, a boxing ring, in the middle of the venue.“This is my first time in a boxing ring, and in six weeks I run boxing,” said McGregor.“Four years ago I fought in front of 400 people. Now I get to quadruple my met worth for half a fight.”At one point McGregor walked behind Mayweather and rubbed his head, before calling him a “bald” profanity and then throwing the microphone in the air.Their fight could be the richest in boxing history, making more than the $623.5 million generated by Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.Mayweather, who has earned approximately $700 million in his boxing career according to Forbes magazine, is the best boxer of his generation and has won world titles in five weight classes and is looking to extend his unbeaten record to 50-0. McGregor, a UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, has never had a professional bout and is a big betting underdog, but can still expect to make $100million from the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The pair meet in a light-middleweight boxing contest at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26 in what could be boxing’s richest ever fight.But the event has received some negative publicity since McGregor said to Mayweather at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, “Dance for me, boy”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“If he feels disrespected he’s an idiot and **** him as well,” McGregor told reporters at a press conference.“I think it’s ****ing ridiculous. I don’t understand it. I know who I am as a person. Most realistic people can see that. He’s trying to sway something by (saying I’m) disrespecting women.” Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Wipeout But Mayweather, 40, was just as guilty as McGregor in using insulting terms for women on Friday.Their latest trash-talking exchange was full of profanities and insults, just like the previous events in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.READ: Mayweather, McGregor take trash-talk tour to New YorkBoth claimed victory in the war of words.“I smoked him in all four rounds,” McGregor said.“In the first round, they set me up with no music or anything. The **** you suit I wore went viral. Toronto was a wipeout, a 10-7 round, and New York was alright, and tonight I smoked him so it’s 4-0, or 3-1 if you want to be generous.”But Mayweather, who has not fought since September 2015, believes he got the better of McGregor.“I’m the best at it, when it comes to trash talking,” Mayweather said.“He’s not able to push my buttons. He cannot out talk me. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Before going on stage in London, American Mayweather criticized McGregor for what he perceived were racists comments made by the Irishman.“Racism still exists,” said Mayweather.“I’ve got a diverse team. It’s all about treating people how you want to be treated. You have to give respect to give it back.“He totally disrespected black women, he called black people monkeys and he was disrespectful to my (13-year-old) daughter.“I’m not going to stoop that low to talk about his wife or child. There’s certain levels and you don’t stoop to or cross. I love everyone.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Irish boxer Connor McGregor, background, touches US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr on the head, during a press conference to promote their upcoming fight, at the SSE Arena, in Wembley, London, Friday July 14, 2017. (Scott Heavey/PA via AP)LONDON—Conor McGregor celebrated his 29th birthday by defending himself against accusations of racism during a media tour to promote his fight with Floyd Mayweather in London on Friday.The Irish mixed martial arts fighter went on the defensive at the fourth press conference in as many days with American Mayweather at the SSE Arena, Wembley.ADVERTISEMENT Horn wants to set record straight a second time Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more


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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Just shows that we got to put defense first,” Brownlee said. “Some nights we’re just not going to make shots. We just got to really focus on it (defense), knowing it’s our biggest strength.”Meanwhile, Phoenix Pulse will play the first of two games without coach Louie Alas and the first of what could be a lot without Calvin Abueva when the Fuel Masters return to the floor for the first time after that tumultuous Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAbueva was suspended by the league indefinitely after a weekend of controversies and the Fuel Masters will also break in a new import in Richard Howell when they battle Meralco in the 4:30 p.m. contest.“Despite what’s been happening, we still consider Phoenix to be a very dangerous team so we will have to be on top of our game,” mentor Norman Black said through the league’s website. Alas was also suspended for his participation in a scuffle three minutes into the game as the league slapped a total of P264,000 in fines for rough play.Ginebra’s LA Tenorio knows that they cannot rely too heavily on Brownlee, who hit some big baskets against the Batang Pier.“He’s tried and tested,” Tenorio said of Brownlee. “But whenever we share the basketball, we’re pretty much tough to beat.”The Gin Kings have a two-game winning streak going but know that the Painters will be no easy pickings, especially with former Best Import Denzel Bowles leading Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Azkals, U-22 team push training to high gear LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netInspired by the way it played defense to gut out a win the last time up, Barangay Ginebra looks to do it all over again when the Gin Kings battle Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations on Friday at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Tim Cone, following a narrow 73-70 escape from NorthPort last Saturday, conceded they were able to survive because of their defense, and import Justin Brownlee wouldn’t mind replicating such an approach in the 7 p.m. game against the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more


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first_imgNew gestures, peak and pop, allow users to lightly touch New gestures, peak and pop, allow users to lightly touch to get a preview of media or other item such as an email ? a peak ? and press longer and harder to pop out the content for a full view. The gestures can also activate an activity menu to jump to particular places within an app. The new A9 processor will have 70 per cent faster performance and 90 per cent faster graphics, but will also boost battery life in conjunction with Apples new version of the iPhones operating system iOS 9. The pressure-sensitive touches are accompanied by Apples Taptic engine, first introduced with the Apple Watch, vibrating with short, tap-like feedback. Apple has improved the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to make it twice as fast for unlocking the device and authenticating purchases with Apple Pay. It has also improved the 8-megapixel camera of the iPhone 6, fitting a new, more powerful 12-megapixel sensor on the back. The new addition is capable of shooting 4K video and takes on Samsung and other rivals with their 16-megapixel, feature-rich cameras. Apples iMovie app on the iPhone 6S can also edit video in 4K. The front-facing selfie camera has also been improved with a new 5-megapixel sensor, Apples first upgrade to the front camera since the 1.2-megapixel sensor of 2012s iPhone 5. The phone will use the screen to mimic a camera flash for front-facing photos. The new iPhone can also shoot so-called Live Photos, which capture video and sound along with a photo for 1.5 seconds each side of the capture event, very similar to HTCs Zoe feature introduced with itsOne M7 smartphone in 2013. Following the apparent bending of the iPhone 6 Plus within user pockets, Apple has used a new stronger aluminium for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus frames. The “7,000 series aluminium” was first introduced with the Apple Watch Sport and is 60 per cent stronger than standard aluminium alloys, according to Apple. The stronger aluminium should help prevent the iPhone from bending, but could also increase the smartphones scratch resistance. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will also be available in a new rose-gold colour, the pink gold will be sold in addition to the gold variant which was first introduced with the iPhone 5S in 2013, primarily toappeal to the Chinese market. In another notable change, Siri can be activated via voice for the first time, using the command “Hey Siri.” That will allow users to ask the digital assistant to play music or make a phone call, even while washing dishes or preparing a meal. In older models, Siri can only be activated by pressing the phones home button. The new feature helps Apple catch up to other devices, such as the Amazon Echo speaker and many Android phones, that can already be activated by voice. Also, owners of newer models of the iPhone can upgrade to the new iOS 9 operating system starting September 16. PTI SHK CPSadvertisementlast_img read more


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first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mandy RosePaigeSonya Devillewwe First Published: September 30, 2019, 3:41 PM IST It seems WWE superstar Paige is expected to make her return to professional wrestling soon, according to a report in PWInsider.On 10 April 2018 episode of WWE SmackDown Live, Paige was announced by Shane McMahon (acting as the commissioner of the show) as the new general manager of SmackDown, turning her face once again and disbanding Absolution (a faction she had formed with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville) in the process. This came a mere day after revealing her in-ring retirement. Subsequently, Paige has been managing Asuka and Kairi Sane on SmackDown until she left to take time off to undergo surgery for a hernia back on August 14. She had earlier revealed that she missed her WWE SummerSlam Meet and Greet and the post-SummerSlam Raw after visiting her doctor where they discovered her hernia.The hernia was related to the career-ending neck injury she suffered in December 2017 at the WWE live event in Uniondale, New York, reported PWInsider.While there is no word yet as to what WWE has planned for Paige, with the draft looming large, or the Blue Brand’s move to FOX, it is yet to be seen if she will continue to manage The Kabuki Warriors or WWE has some other plans for her.Notably, Paige recently tried out for the WWE Backstage studio show on FS1, but there’s no word yet on if she will be used as one of the on-air talents along with hosts Renee Young and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. last_img read more


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first_imgBy Amit Kumar DasNew Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) Superlative performances by world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and Malaysias Chen Wei Feng helped Bengaluru Blasters trounce Delhi Dashers 5-2 in their opening match of the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here today.World No. 1 Axelsen, who recently defended his title at the Dubai Super Series Final, outclassed Chinas World No. 22 Tian Houwei 15-11 15-11 in Bengalurus Trump match to seal the tie at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here.Earlier, playing their first match of the season, Bengaluru Blasters drew first blood with Korean Kim Sa Rang and Indias N Sikki Reddy combining well to secure a 15-10 12 -15 15-11 win over Delhi pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Ivanov Vladimir in the mixed doubles opening match.World No 45. Malaysian Chong Wei Feng then dished out a gritty game as he came back from a game down to stun 15th ranked Wing Ki Wong Vincent of Hong Kong 10-15 15-13 15-8 in the first mens singles to put the Blasters 2-0 ahead.Delhi, who had lost their opening match 1-4 to Mumbai Rockets in Guwahati, then put their faith on Sung Ji Hyun, a bronze medallist at the 2015 World Championship, and the World No. 6 Korean overcame 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and World No. 16 Kristy Gilmour 15-10, 8-15, 15-5 in their Trump match to bring her team back into the contest.However, Axelsen, who won two super series titles in India and China and finished runners-up at China Open, poured cold water on Delhis hopes with a superb performance in the second mens singles, rendering the fifth and last match — mens doubles — of the evening inconsequential.advertisementThe Odense-born Axelsen showed great athleticism and control and better anticipation as he led 8-6 at the first interval before comfortably pocketing the opening game.The Dane zoomed to a 6-1 lead in the second and grabbed an 8-4 advantage at the breather with a towering down the line smash. He continued to dominate the proceedings after the break and eventually sealed the issue with another smash.”Tian is a very good player and it was really close though it was in straight games. It was our trump match and I was expected to play at a higher level and I am happy to do that,” Axelsen said after the match.The Russian pair of Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov had hoped to salvage some pride for the Dashers but Mathias Boe and Kim Sa Rang notched up a 15-9 15-12 win in the final match to complete a 5-2 drubbing by Benguluru.Earlier, left-handed Chong Wei trailed 4-8 at the first break but he reeled off four points at 6-12 to make it 10-12 but he could not stop Vincent from walking away with the opening game.In the second game, the Malaysian fell behind 6-8 again but he slowly made his way back and drew parity at 12-12 before turning the tables at 13-12 when Vincent hit out. He eventually roared back into the contest when the Hong Kong shuttler again went long.Chong Wei then dominated the decider, surging to a 6-1 lead. Vincent grabbed three successive points before the Malaysian went into the interval with a 8-4 advantage. Chong Wei then came out with all cylinders blazing and sealed the match when his rival lost a video referral after going wide again. PTI ATK PDS PDSlast_img read more


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first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP) — Teenage striker Marcus Rashford enhanced his reputation by stepping up in the absence of the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic to steer Manchester United into the Europa League semifinals with an extra-time winner against Anderlecht.Showing coolness beyond his years, Rashford deceived two defenders in the penalty area with a Cruyff turn and slotted home a shot in the 107th minute to give United a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.United advanced 3-2 on aggregate to join Lyon, Ajax and Celta Vigo in the last four, after a tension-filled night of quarterfinal second legs in Europe’s second-tier continental club competition.The Europa League was the competition in which Rashford made his senior breakthrough last season, scoring twice on debut against FC Midtjylland as an 18-year-old unknown. He’s now an England international and one of the hottest prospects in European soccer.Rashford may have to take on the mantle of being United’s chief striker for the last month of the season after Ibrahimovic hobbled off in the final minutes of normal time after hyperextending his right knee on landing, having chested down a long ball into the area.The Swedish striker appeared to be in pain and held his head in his hands as he was being treated.“Fairly negative,” Mourinho said of injuries to Ibrahimovic and center back Marcos Rojo, who went off injured in the first half.There is barely a month left in Ibrahimovic’s first season at United, and he is yet to commit to another year.With the teams level at 1-1 after the first leg in Belgium last week, Henrikh Mkhitaryan put United ahead on aggregate with a 10th-minute strike at Old Trafford only for Sofiane Hanni to equalize in the 31st.The draw for the Europa League semifinals takes place Friday.Here’s a look at how the other quarterfinal matches turned out:___BESIKTAS 2, LYON 1 (3-3 on aggregate, Lyon advanced 7-6 on penalties)Lyon’s players held their nerve to beat Besiktas in a tense penalty shootout.Lyon players celebrate at the end of a penalty shootout during a Europa League quarterfinal, second leg soccer match between Besiktas and Lyon in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)The first 12 spot kicks were clinically struck, before Dusko Tosic had a penalty saved for Besiktas and right back Christophe Jallet blazed over for Lyon.Besiktas center back Matej Mitrovic then missed for the home side, and Lyon made no mistake with its second chance to go through when club captain Maxime Gonalons converted.In an exciting game played at a relentless pace, Brazilian forward Talisca scored twice either side of striker Alexandre Lacazette’s brilliant finish.Last week’s match was marred by widespread fighting among rival fans inside and outside the stadium, leading to both teams being given suspended one-season bans from European competition. There was no repeat of the trouble in Istanbul.Lyon advanced to its third European semifinal, after reaching the last four of the Champions League in 2010 and the now-defunct European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1964.___SCHALKE 3, AJAX 2 (Ajax advances 4-3 on aggregate)This was the third quarterfinal to go to extra time, with Ajax advancing following late goals by Nick Viergever and Amin Younes and reaching it first European semifinal since 1997.Trailing 2-0 after the first leg, Schalke scored twice in four minutes early in the second half through Leon Goretzka and Guido Burgstaller to take the game to extra time.Daniel Caligiuri’s header in the 101st put Schalke — the 1997 champion when the competition was called the UEFA Cup — in front, but Ajax finished stronger.___GENK 1, CELTA VIGO 1 (Celta advances 4-3 on aggregate)Celta stayed on course to extend Spain’s domination of this competition by advancing to a semifinal of a top European club competition for the first time.Sisto completed a driving run with a stunning strike to put Celta 1-0 up on the night and leave Genk needing two goals to advance on away goals.Leandro Trossard scored one of them in the 68th but Celta held on.Sevilla and Atletico Madrid have won the Europa League or UEFA Cup seven times in the past 11 years.STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


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first_imgDespite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz.Predicted by many experts to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in 12 seasons, the Islanders led the Metropolitan Division for a big chuck of the middle of the season before finishing second at 48-27-7. They followed up their surprising season with a four-game sweep of Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs when everything seemed to be going their way.After waiting 10 days to start the next round, nothing went New York’s way as the Islanders couldn’t rediscover their scoring touch and were swept by Carolina.Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, makes a save against New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)“It didn’t end the way we wanted it, and that’s the part that’s going to sting for a while there,” captain Anders Lee said Monday as the team packed up for the summer at its practice facility in East Meadow, New York. “Those are the kinds of things, the obstacles that individually and as a group power you through the summer and motivate you and bring you back in the fall to be better.”Now, after a 13-win improvement over the previous year — keyed by the defensive-minded system in Trotz’s first year with the team — they head into the offseason with some tough personnel decisions looming as they try to build on their success.“A lot of stuff we set out to do, we did,” Trotz said. “There was some disappointment where we didn’t go farther than we did. … We started with becoming a competitive team from the get-go that had a good foundation in terms of work ethic, structure, accountability. This group was a special group because they dug in all year. There wasn’t a lot expected from this group and they proved a lot of people wrong.”A shot by New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) hits the crossbar as Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) defends his net during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in New York. Islanders’ Mathew Barzal (13) looks on during the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)However, with several key players — including forwards Lee, Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson, and goalie Robin Lehner — headed for free agency, and the need to add a big scorer, the team could have a different look when the players return for training camp in September.“They did a tremendous job this year,” Lamoriello said of the impending unrestricted free agents. “We’re going to have to see exactly how we can fit them all in. We’d like them all back, without question. But they have to make decisions and we have to make decisions. … We’ll do the best we can.”Lee seamlessly stepped into the captain’s role following the departure of John Tavares to his hometown Maple Leafs in free agency last summer. Now, it’s Lee’s turn to be free after wrapping up the final season of a four-year, $15 million deal, after finishing with 28 goals and 23 assists.Following a 23-year stretch in which the Islanders didn’t advance past the first round of the playoffs, they made it to the second round for the second time in four years.“It’s not good enough just to win once in a while and make the playoffs once every couple of years,” second-year star center Mathew Barzal said. “We want to be consistent in that, really put the Islanders back on the map as a contending team.”Some other things to know as the Islanders head into the offseason:BETWEEN THE PIPESGoaltending proved to be the team’s biggest strength after Lehner was signed to pair with Thomas Greiss. Lehner openly talked about his personal issues dealing with panic attacks, alcohol and drug addiction, and also bipolar disorder, ADHD and PTSD when he joined the team and credited the organization and his new teammates with giving him support.Greiss and Lehner were solid all season, sharing the William Jennings Trophy for the team allowing the fewest goals in the league. Greiss is under contract for next season, and Lehner finished a one-year, $1.5 million deal he signed last summer. Lehner said his agent hasn’t had any talks with Lamoriello during the season.SCORING HELPUnder Trotz, the Islanders went from giving up the most goals in the league a year ago (293) to allowing the fewest this season (191). However, the defensive-minded system also saw their scoring drop from seventh (261) to 22nd (223). In addition to Lee and Nelson, Barzal (18 goals, 44 assists) and Josh Bailey (16 goals, 40 assists) also had 50-point seasons.Generating offense wasn’t a problem during the season or against Pittsburgh, but it was a big factor in the losses to Carolina as New York totaled just five goals in the four games.FREE AGENTSIn addition to Lee, Nelson, Eberle and Lehner, the Islanders have several other players who will be free agents.Valtteri Filppula (17 goals, 14 assists) and Tom Kuhnhackl (four goals, five assists in 39 games) will be unrestricted after making strong contributions in their first seasons in New York, and youngsters Anthony Beauvillier (18 goals, 10 assists), Michael Dal Colle and Tanner Fritz are restricted free agents.Among the top free agents available the Islanders could target include Columbus’ Artemi Panarin and Matt Duchene, and Buffalo’s Jeff Skinner.WAITING FOR BELMONTThe Islanders just finished the first season of an expected three-year arrangement to split home games between the Nassau Coliseum and Barclays Center while a new arena is built next to the horse racing track at Belmont. Playoff games were also split between the venues, with the first round at the renovated old Coliseum, and the second round (and any subsequent round if they had advanced) at Barclays.Construction at the new site is expected to begin soon, and despite some local opposition to the construction, Lamoriello was confident the arena will be built.“I don’t have any question,” he said. “I would not have come here if there wasn’t going to be a new arena.”By: Vin A. Cherwoo, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


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first_imgMarcus Posley layup wins it for St. Bonaventure.St. Bonaventure defeated No, 18 VCU today, 73-71 at home, in dramatic fashion. The Bonnies’ junior guard Marcus Posley went off the dribble and beat the final buzzer with an off-balance scoop shot off the glass, igniting a wild celebration. Here’s a look at the finish, which was Posley’s second game-winning buzzer-beater of the week.What a win for St. Bonaventure. They led the entire game, only to have VCU tie it up with 16 seconds remaining. Then, you have that finish. Also, check out the beginnings of an epic court rush at the end of the Vine. The Bonnies’ fans absolutely flooded the playing area in a matter of seconds. Quality stuff.last_img


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first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has contracted the eight planned LNG carrier intended to be used for the delivery, mainly to Japanese customers, of LNG from the Cameron LNG Export Project in the U.S.A.The company secured five ships with time charter parties in September 2014 and two charter parties were signed on January 29, 2015.“Mitsui has newly contracted yesterday the eighth ship,  bringing the total maximum charter hire amount for the combined eight ships to approximately 700 billion Japanese yen,” Mitsui added.The final 178,000m3 membrane type LNG ship has been chartered out from Trinity LNG Transport S.A, a  joint venture company between Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and Mitsui.The ship is a newbuild undergoing construction at Japanese builder Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and it has been hired on a 25 year charter period. The charter is set to start around 2020.Cameron LNG is developing natural gas liquefaction and export facilities next to its existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana.It has obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export up to 12 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa), or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet (bcf) per day, of LNG to all Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries, and on September 2014 received final authorization to export to non-FTA countries.The full year of commercial operation of all three trains is expected in 2019.last_img read more


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first_imgKolkata: Writers, academicians and eminent personalities from the cultural sphere of the city attended the Martyrs’ Day rally at Esplanade on Sunday, to express their solidarity with Trinamool Congress.Trinamool MPs Deb, Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrut Jahan joined the rally, along with a host of other noted celebrities. Eminent folk singer Pratul Chakraborty sang a song which he has composed for the Martyrs’ Day rally. He also sang the evergreen ‘Ami Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanglae gan gai’ tune, which enthralled the audience assembled at the rally. Meanwhile, popular singer Nachiketa also sung a song before the meeting started. Singers Saumitra Roy and Shantanu Roy Chowdhury also attended the rally, along with noted Sanskrit scholar Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri and writer Abul Basar. Celebrities from Tollywood and others from the cultural sphere joined Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee in shouting slogans to cheer up the party workers about the presence of the party throughout the state. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayComing down heavily on BJP, Mamata Banerjee said the party has let loose the Central agencies to harass celebrities. “Satabdi was telling me the other day that Enforcement Directorate had summoned and interrogated her. They have interrogated Prosenjit and Rituparna as well. I got the information that they are creating pressure on a person now in CBI custody to tell the name of a political leader. They had earlier kept Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Pal in custody for several months,” Banerjee said, adding: “They have been harassed only for their connection with Trinamool Congress.”last_img read more


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first_imgAcrobats face unique challenges when performing in water trapeze acts. The temperature of the water needs to be just right, and gripping the apparatus can be more difficult. (GAVIN YOUNG / POSTMEDIA) Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Twitter It will come as no surprise to fans of Cirque that one or more of the routines in Luzia will involve a trapeze. The trapeze in all its different forms from bars, hoops, ribbons and ropes has been a staple of these Canadian spectacles since day one and of circuses in general for more than 170 years.The trapeze was created in the mid 1800s by a young French acrobat named Jules Leotard. He rigged his apparatus above the family swimming pool so if his practise routines misfired, the water would cushion Leotard’s fall. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Cirque du Soleil’s Grand Chapiteau or Big Top has taken up residence at Stampede Park until Sept. 17.For the next month it will be the home of Luzia, a tribute to Mexican art, culture, traditions, sounds and colours.Luzia, which was created in Montreal in the fall of 2016, is the 38th Cirque creation since 1984 and it is the 17th show to travel in one of the specially created tent theatres.last_img read more


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The UN Development Group (UNDG), which unites the UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in global development, pledged its collaboration with all Member States, rolling out a common approach to eliminate bottlenecks, provide new direction and the necessary coordination. “The transformation of our world for which the 2030 Agenda calls is a tall order,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark told a meeting of the UNDG, which she chairs. “But we all appreciate what it will mean for the well-being of people, including the one billion who continue to live in extreme poverty, on under $1.25 per day and the prospects of the one planet on which we all depend,” she said, of the common approach, called MAPS – for ‘Mainstreaming, Acceleration, and Policy Support.’“Mainstreaming refers to the support we can give governments to incorporate the agenda in national and local strategies, plans, and budgets,” she explained of the 17 individual Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embodied in the Agenda. “We can contribute to mapping what countries are already doing, and where new areas of emphasis and direction are needed for the SDGs. We can help countries strengthen data systems, and sensitize national stakeholders about the new agenda,” she told the meeting which was convened to kick start the effort to take the aims of the new Agenda ‘from conversation to global action.’On acceleration, she said the past five years of experience gained in speeding up the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the previous 15-year programme adopted at the 2000 UN summit would help identify obstacles and the actions needed for progress on multiple targets at the same time.“On policy support, we can provide co-ordinated and demand-driven advice, drawing on knowledge and programme experience from across the UN,” she added.Also adressing the UNDG, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that implementation is the litmus test of the new agenda. “The message to policy-makers is clear: go beyond business as usual; work for true transformation; provide the conditions that allow us all to be agents of change,” he said.More broadly, the UN chief declared: “Today, we can say to all the people around the world, to those experts from all walks of life who have contributed to this global conversation: we have listened to your views.” “All your governments have heard you. This 2030 Agenda is for you; it is for everyone, everywhere. Claim it, demand that commitments are made and promises kept. Be part of this global call to action,” said Mr. Ban reiterating that preparations across the United Nations system are in full swing to support implementation of the Goals. “Together, we can build a better future for people and planet,” said the Secretary-General. read more


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Ohio State senior forward Sammy Edwards surveys the field during the second half of the Buckeyes’ 7-0 win against Illinois at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Sept. 14. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 15 Ohio State women’s soccer team (11-2-1, 6-1-0 Big Ten) extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a 1-0 win over Michigan (5-4-6, 2-3-3 Big Ten) Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Senior forward Sammy Edwards led the way for the Buckeyes with five shots and a goal. The Buckeyes had their breakthrough in the 81st minute as senior forward Eleanor Gabriel tore down the right side of the field and crossed the ball in through the penalty area to a streaking Edwards, where the ball was one timed into the back of the net, the lone goal of the game.The rivalry with Michigan delivered another intense game, as physical play dominated the matchup and it was clear neither team would allow any easy goals. “Just knowing it’s Michigan I think everyone is a little more hype,” Edwards said. “I definitely come into this game very pumped up and I know it’s across the board.”Ohio State outshot Michigan 17-4, and Kerr needed to make only one save. The shutout marks Ohio State’s fifth consecutive clean sheet, the longest streak since 2012. The first half provided a slow, tactical pace from both teams, neither giving the other strong chances at the goal. Most of the half was played around the midfield area as both teams battled back and forth with strong defensive plays. “It’s definitely a mental battle,” Edwards said. “A win on a Sunday can be hard. We sometimes come out slow just from having dead legs but instead of coming out slow we came out fast and set the tone for the game.”Possession favored the Buckeyes in the first half, but both teams spent most of the half measuring the defensive style of the other. Ohio State outshot the Wolverines 6-1, despite neither team finding any strong offensive footing. Michigan’s only shot in the first half came close to finding the back of the net as midfielder Sara Stratigakis sliced into the penalty area and fired a strong shot on goal, which was saved by Ohio State goalkeeper Devon Kerr. The best chance of the half for the Buckeyes came in the 33rd minute on a corner from midfielder Nikki Walts. The ball slipped out of the pack of players to Edwards, who connected with a shot that sailed just above the crossbar. The second half began with a much more frantic pace, with Ohio State leading several quick offensive attacks, which resulted in three shots.Michigan’s best opportunity of the half came on a loose ball play in the 61st minute as a defensive error led to an open lane for midfielder Katie Foug, whose close-range shot flew just over the goal. The Buckeyes had a prime chance to score in the 74th minute as a grounded cross rolled through the box to Edwards, whose shot hit the left post. Michigan goalkeeper Sarah Jackson dove for the ball and missed as it rebounded off the post right on the goal line, but all Ohio State players could do was watch as the ball was cleared by a Michigan defender. “We rely on each other,” Edwards said. “You turn to your teammates and realize that you’re not the only tired one, and you’re not alone when you hit the post. We just look to each other when someone messes up, and I think that contributes to our success a lot.”Ohio State maintained an aggressive play style for the rest of the game, not letting Michigan create many attacks and pelting the Michigan keeper with more shots. Michigan continued trying to apply pressure and equalize, but the patient attack and rigid defense of Ohio State proved too much for the Wolverines. Ohio State’s next game is Thursday against Big Ten opponent Maryland. read more


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first_imgCampeones! Because we love to see you all smile. Porque nos gusta veros sonreír. ❤️ #UEL #ForManchester pic.twitter.com/Q4KQ4dSAv7— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) 24 May 2017 pic.twitter.com/Kz89wXt8It— Manchester City (@ManCity) 24 May 2017 Goalscorer Pogba also dedicated the win to the city. He told BT Sport: “We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester, in London and in Paris, too. We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. Striker Marcus Rashford simply said: “For you Manchester.” Team captain Wayne Rooney posted: “Winners! Please help victims & families of Manchester tragedy by donating” and shared a link to the fundraising appeal for victims and their families. “We played for England, we played for Manchester, and we played for the people who died.”Midfielder Juan Mata added: “Especially after what happened we wanted to win this and we’ll bring the trophy back. This is for you Manchester ❤#MUFC #united pic.twitter.com/FmS8NSh0sn— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) 24 May 2017 Several of the players shared a picture from the changing room of the team holding a banner that read ‘Manchester – A City United #PrayForManchester’. UNITED we did it!!!!! @ManUtd #MUFC #UELFinal pic.twitter.com/TzL2apPWJe— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) 24 May 2017 “It was a very difficult week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered. This trophy is for them.”Sporting rivalries were put to one side as Manchester City sent out a full-time tweet of a message saying “#ACityUnited”, with ‘City’ written in light blue and ‘United’ in red, while Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham wrote on Twitter: “Manchester United. Tonight more than ever.” Winners! Please help victims of Manchester tragedy by donating at https://t.co/sWkhEOKYmv or texting ‘CityUnited’ to 70800 donate £5 https://t.co/t8ck0zlCiI— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) 24 May 2017 Manchester United players have dedicated their Europa League win to the city after Monday’s terror attack.The club tweeted “For Manchester” with a photo of the players holding a banner that read: “Manchester a city united #prayformanchester.”They beat AFC Ajax 2-0 in the final in Stockholm to win the European trophy on Wednesday.Midfielder Juan Mata tweeted: “This trophy is for you Manchester.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more


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The inquest was told that Mr Farmer had joined a group of 30 students for a bar crawl around the city centre, in December 2016. He was so drunk by the end of the evening he had to be carried by other students back to another’s house.While there, the first-year students – including Mr Farmer – were expected to complete the initiation by having their heads shaved and crawling into a garage to drink vodka from a pig’s head, Karen Dilks, the coroner, was told.Dr Reuben Saharia, the head of A&E when Mr Farmer was admitted, gave evidence to the inquest, revealing that the young student was brought into hospital with a “shaved head, found to be amusing”.The student, who was taken to hospital at 5.45am on Dec 13 2016, would have likely survived had he been taken for treatment earlier, the inquest was told.A round of 100 triple vodkas had been ordered at one of the pubs on the bar crawl, the Newcastle Coroner’s Court hearing was told.The inquest heard excess alcohol caused cardiac arrest which led to brain damage and his death.Dr Sahere added that there was a spectrum of alcohol poisoning and that cardiac arrest was at the “very end of that scale”. Although Mr Farmer said he did not blame the students involved, nor the university, he claimed nobody had accepted responsibility over his son’s death.  He said: “We knew that the situation was very grave from the outset. I would agree that had he been in hospital prior to cardiac arrest then I would expect the patient to survive.” James Carr, who was the chairman of the university’s agricultural society and a second-year student at the time, told the inquest the night out was staged every year to welcome new arrivals.That was despite “initiation-style” ceremonies having been banned by the university, he said.A pre-inquest hearing into the incident last October was told that his fellow students texted each other “deny, deny deny” as the police began an investigation into the 20-year-old’s death.Mr Farmer said the initiation was “nothing to do with freshers” and added: “It’s a 40-year-old tradition and from our perspective, in cold light of day, it seems a fairly pointless practice.”Ed would not normally drink spirits and he certainly wouldn’t drink that much at his own volition.” “The brain was dead. Our reaction was well, in that case, turn him off. There is no point in keeping him alive.” Jeremy Farmer, whose son Ed died after a university initiation, wants anybody involved in future ceremonies to be expelled from university #r4Today pic.twitter.com/6etFUJgLRz— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) November 29, 2018 Recalling the moment he was informed his boy was in hospital, he said he heard a vehicle pulling onto his drive at 6.40am on a Tuesday morning. When he saw that it was a police car, he knew something had happened to one of his sons.  “With one son in Australia and the other in Newcastle, you sort of go down, open the door, and the name you hear – it’ll be one of them that’s in pretty serious trouble,” he told Today.  “When the police had left the house, I was 99 per cent certain that he would be a cabbage. “Helen, my wife, she was more optimistic, but certainly when we got up to the hospital they did say that he was in a very serious state. “They said they’d done a brain scan and the brain was dead. [So our reaction was] In that case, turn him off, there is no point keeping him alive.” The former pupil at the £31,000-ayear Oakham School in Rutland died the following day, with his parents, Jeremy and Helen Farmer, at his bedside. He was five times over the drinkdriving limit when he died, the inquest into his death at Newcastle Civic Centre heard in October. Students who take part in initiation ceremonies should be expelled from universities, according to a father whose son died after drinking vodka from a pig’s head at a drink-fuelled social event. Economics student Ed Farmer, 20, died after being initiated into Newcastle University’s agriculture society.He was taken by friends to hospital with a shaven head after drinking large amounts of alcohol, and his parents Jeremy and Helen Farmer decided to turn off his life support the following day when they were told their son’s brain was “dead”. Now, Mr Farmer has called for tougher sanctions against those who decide to get involved with the initiation ceremonies, which have largely been banned at universities across the country. Talking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “Let’s draw a line in the sand and from here on in everybody knows initiations are banned and if you step over that line you will be removed from the university.”We don’t want to be killjoys, we don’t want to take away the fun. If you drink of your own volition and kill yourself, so be it. “When you’re being co-erced into drinking by others and doing something you wouldn’t normally do, it should be something that should be looked at.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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first_imgConstruction crews reached a milestone last week when they placed long steel girders across Whipple Creek, nearing the goal of connecting Northeast 10th Avenue with 450-foot long bridge. Yet an amateur roadway historian says it’s just the latest modifications to a crossing site people have relied on since European settlers began moving to the area.“This has come full circle,” said South Point resident Curt Cunningham, referencing the new bridge’s construction. “A hundred years ago, this was the thoroughfare. Now, Vancouver is starting to grow, and this road is needed again. Suburbia has finally met Whipple Creek.”Right now, the area is a construction site; cranes, loaders and dump trucks move along a muddy roadway on either side of a long span of freshly installed rusty girders.Clark County construction engineer Bart Arthur said the concrete bridge deck will likely be installed in early June and the project could be finished entirely in late October.The project is being built on the west side of Interstate 5 on Northeast 10th Avenue between Northeast 154th Street and Northeast 164th Street.The roughly $14.6 million bridge, a 450-foot-long, 48-foot-tall concrete and steel structure, should last for somewhere between 75 and 100 years.County officials say that when it’s all finished, the bridge will bring many benefits to local businesses and residents. By spanning Whipple Creek, it will connect two dead-end stretches of Northeast 10th Avenue, and that in turn will create a secondary access route to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds and an alternate route for emergency responders. It’s also expected to enhance local land uses by bringing new water and sewer utility lines to the area, which is anticipated to be the site of much future growth and development.last_img read more


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first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes it would be “impossible” for Los Blancos to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in case the Portuguese actually decides to join Juventus this summer.The former president claimed that Ronaldo’s exit would have serious implications at the Bernabeu.“If Ronaldo were to leave Madrid, he would leave a gap that would be impossible to fill,” Calderon told Tuttomercato.“You can not easily find a champion who, in addition to participating decisively in team play, guarantees more than 50 goals per season, and much more for the past nine years.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Florentino Perez has made excellent decisions for Real over the years, but he has the defect of not picking up the inheritance that is left to him by others. Something similar happened with Iker Casillas and Raul.“It culminated when Ronaldo realised Florentino didn’t value him the way he should. He wanted a better salary, which is normal for the best employee in a company. He was upset when reports said Real were prepared to pay double his salary to Neymar.”Ronaldo assisted Madrid grab third straight Champions League title last season, and has scored a remarkable 450 goals in 438 appearances for the Spanish giants.last_img read more


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first_imgFLORIDA KEYS, Fla. (WSVN) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search, Tuesday night, for a Cuban migrant who was reported missing off the Florida Keys on Monday.The search was suspended at 7:40 p.m., Tuesday, after covering 652 square miles in the Florida Straits, the Coast Guard said.The United States Coast Guard was combing the waters along Big Pine Key. Eleven migrants were found in that area and said one man got separated from their group after they left Cuba by boat.A plane was also brought in to help in the search.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


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first_imgNewspapers are bleeding red ink, and many magazines are following in their footsteps. Magazine ad pages are down by 9.5 percent so far this year, according to the Publishers Information Bureau, and 3Q ad pages were down almost 13 percent.Like newspapers, should magazines be looking more closely at online as a source of readership and, eventually, revenue? If expenses can be trimmed sharply by cutting down on costly printing and distribution costs, perhaps publishers can get some financial breathing room.I’m not advocating dropping print for the Web. I’m old school—I like to thumb through a paper or a magazine. But my preferences aside, the printed pages of magazines continue to make sense for some product categories. Selling the smooth lines of a new car or the beauty and sexiness of fashion items? It’s hard to beat the rich color of a glossy magazine page. And the Web experts haven’t yet figured out how to sample fragrance online the way scratch & sniff pages in a magazine can.So there’s still a place for printed magazines. Yet online content can draw—and engage—readers that many magazine advertisers crave. Magazines, though, need to do a better online job than most are now doing, where their landing pages are little more than ads for the print editions. Even if the online edition contains all or most of what’s in print, publishers have to give readers a reason to visit frequently, rather than only when the new print edition ships.Newspapers have the advantage of a new edition every day, which can point readers to what’s online in a topical and timely way. The challenge for magazines is to reach out to readers more than once a month, using methods other than links in the monthly print edition. E-mails are a quick and relatively inexpensive way to reach out. Tie-ins with other media—newspapers, TV and radio, and their Web sites—can also bring readers to a magazine site more often. Even advertising unique Web content in other media can work.Building a real online presence will take time and it will require a financial commitment. But magazine publishers must think long-term so they’ll have more to sell once we get through these tough times.last_img read more