whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp alison.lock Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has ordered top ministers to quit the boards of major state firms, launching a drive to separate politics from business less than a year before a presidential election.The most prominent target of the shakeout was Igor Sechin, a deputy premier with sweeping control over energy policy who as chairman of oil major Rosneft has masterminded a troubled strategic alliance with Britain’s BP.The removal of Sechin, prime minister Vladimir Putin’s most trusted ally, from the helm of Russia’s biggest oil company would stoke fears of a struggle for the Kremlin’s top job ahead of the March 2012 presidential election.Analysts warned Sechin’s removal would also weaken Rosneft’s position as Russia’s most powerful oil company.Sechin was the prime mover behind a deal struck by Rosneft and BP to explore for oil in the Arctic and conduct a $16 billion share swap that has fallen foul of a legal challenge by the tycoon partners in BP’s Russian venture TNK-BP.An arbitration panel will next week hear whether the share swap can go ahead independently of the offshore venture.“This is obviously negative for Rosneft as Sechin was seen as the biggest advocate of its interests – the shares are down – although the financial impact may be minimal,” said Karen Kostanian, head of research at Merrill Lynch in Moscow.The chairman of Gazprom, deputy premier Viktor Zubkov, was spared the axe, confirming the gas export monopoly’s privileged status as an instrument to project Russia’s energy might abroad. Thursday 31 March 2011 11:21 am Russia’s deputy premier to leave Rosneft chair Share Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL
Smith’s innovative ability to support his own bodyweight, latch onto ball and snaffle possession at tackle situations was an indelible feature of the Brumbies’ Super Rugby win later that year too, and individual prizes mounted up. Nine Brett Robinson Awards for Brumbies players’ player supplemented two John Eales Medals.Smith then took his talents globetrotting with Toulon, Japanese outfit Suntory Goliath and Stade Français. Tempted back to Australia when the Lions toured in 2013, he starred for the Brumbies, clinching a tenth Brett Robinson gong and earning a 111th outing against Warren Gatland’s men. This would be his last appearance for the country. Landmark: George Smith is the youngest man to play 100 Wallaby Tests, a figure he reached before age 30 The Wallabies were whacked 41-16 in that decider and Smith received a sickening head knock when colliding with Welsh hooker Richard Hibbard.However, this was not farewell for one of the most durable figures in the professional era. Smith joined Lyon in the Top 14, demonstrating versatility across the back row in a campaign that ended in relegation and impressing enough for Wasps to bring him over the Channel for the 2015-16 season. Major teams: Brumbies, Toulon, Suntory Goliath, Stade Français, Lyon, Wasps, Queensland Reds, BristolPosition: Openside flankerCountry: Australia Test span: 2000-13Test caps: 111 (93 starts)Test points: 45 (9T) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse TAGS: The Greatest Players Rugby’s Greatest: John Eales All Black Richie McCaw is the greatest openside… Australia always seem to raise their game for… Expand Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw Expand Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: John Eales Rugby’s Greatest: George SmithIn the wake of an agonising 27-22 defeat to the Chiefs in the 2013 Super 15 final, Brumbies coach Jake White saluted George Smith.“He’s a phenomena,” said the South African. It was easy to forgive the grammatical error. Over the years, Smith has certainly seemed like a plural form. Besides anything else, he has almost single-handedly altered the breakdown landscape.Signed by Eddie Jones to the Brumbies, he stormed onto the Super Rugby scene as a dreadlocked 20-year-old in 2000, making his debut against the Sharks and scoring a try in the final as the Crusaders won 20-19.A senior cap in France followed and 11 months on, the British & Irish Lions were Down Under. Smith’s reputation rocketed. The openside hauled Australia back into contention after defeat in the first Test, celebrating his 21st birthday with a Man of the Match display in the series-sealing victory at Suncorp Stadium. John Eales’s influence on rugby was so profound… Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw There was still time for stints at the Reds and Bristol, where he finally brought the curtain down on his stellar career at the age of 38 in May 2019. In his recently published autobiography, Eddie Jones called him the greatest player that he has ever coached.Bowing out: Smith is tackled in one of his last professional games, for Bristol at Leicester in April 2019Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Stephon FitzpatrickUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore Gretchen KuckTexas A&M University Edwin SanchezUniversity of Maryland College Park Megan HughesPurdue University SHARE Christopher JenningsPrairie View A&M University Jailynn BrittUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore Holly EnowskiUniversity of Missouri About the Agricultural Outlook ForumThe Agricultural Outlook Forum is USDA’s oldest annual meeting and the sector’s premier event, attracting around 1,600 attendees each year from the U.S. and abroad. The forum highlights key issues and timely topics affecting the agriculture sector, offering a unique platform for exchanging information and ideas among producers, processors, policymakers, government officials, and non-governmental organizations, both foreign and domestic. McKenzie GreeneClemson University Mikayla DolchOklahoma State University Cassandra TiceCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay NameUniversity Bobby BrooksNorth Carolina A&T State University Monae WilmoreUniversity of Maryland College Park Facebook Twitter Sadie KellerCalifornia State University, Stanislaus Facebook Twitter Cathy KeelerTuskegee University Jaevien AkinmolaSouth Carolina State University Christina BradshawNorth Carolina A&T State University By USDA Communications – Feb 13, 2020 Maya SullivanTuskegee University Natalie SturmMontana State University Mariana Gonzalez CastroSan Diego State University, Imperial Valley Ivi MitchellVirginia State University Trevor WingettCalifornia State University, Stanislaus Alejandra CelioCalifornia Polytechnic State University Andrew SkidmoreCalifornia State University, Fresno Michael McGillOklahoma State University Isaiah NanceUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore The United States Department of Agriculture announced the selection of 30 university students who will attend USDA’s 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum as participants of the USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture Program. These undergraduate and graduate students will participate in a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., capped off by their attendance at the Forum, USDA’s largest annual meeting, held February 20-21, 2020 in Arlington, Va.Since 2007, USDA has hosted undergraduate and graduate students at the Forum to enable real-world learning opportunities in contemporary agribusiness, scientific research, and agricultural policy. The program selects 20 university undergraduates and 10 graduate students based on essays on agricultural careers and challenges. These students major in agriculture-related studies, including business, economics, communications, nutrition, food science, and veterinary studies. Finalists are selected from land-grant universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and non-land-grant colleges of agriculture.During their visit to Washington, D.C., students will take part in a USDA briefing and discussion of career opportunities with agriculture leaders in academia, government, and industry. They will tour the nation’s capital, attend the Forum, and will meet with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.The Future Leaders in Agriculture Program is supported by academic institutions, corporations, and government institutions dedicated to promoting the education of the next generation of agriculture. This year’s sponsoring organizations include the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Farm Credit.This program is one of many partnership efforts among USDA, 1862 Land-Grant institutions, 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions. These partnerships support capacity building initiatives that bolster education and career opportunities for students and faculty, and recruit new talent for USDA and agriculture.USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture ProgramUndergraduate Participants Previous articleCareer and Tech Ed Students Recognized by LegislatorsNext articleThe Foundation for Agriculture is Leading the Way in Bridging Rural-Urban Divide USDA Communications NameUniversity Ashley ToneyUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Grad Student to Take Part in USDA 2020 Future Leaders in… Taylor PriceOklahoma State University Graduate Participants Kyle JacobsVirginia State University Emily CarlsonOregon State University Purdue Grad Student to Take Part in USDA 2020 Future Leaders in Agriculture Program SHARE Charles WattMontana State University
Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website This video was presented by Rev. De Pano, Lead Pastor, First United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Rev. DePano was born in Manila, Philippines in 1960. He is the fourth child of nine born to Nathanael, a lawyer and former Presiding Justice of the Philippines Court of Appeals, and Aurora, a school teacher and former head of a home economics department. He is a fourth-generation United Methodist minister.After receiving his Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology, Rev. DePano served his internship at Rosewood UMC in Los Angeles.Rev. DePano has served as the senior pastor at three church appointments, each lasting seven years. His appointments included First Filipino-American UMC in Hacienda Heights, First United Methodist Church in National City near San Diego, and St. Paulâ€™s United Methodist Church in Oxnard. He previously served as Superintendent of the Pasadena District, California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church before coming to FUMC Pasadena.During his career, he has successfully implemented capital campaigns to renovate and refurbish sanctuaries and education wings, introduced exciting group study programs, merged congregations, integrated ethic groups, and developed lay leadership.Rev. Adiel has been married to Brenda, who has her masterâ€™s degree in Christian Education, for 23 years. They have three children, Katerina (22), Julian (18), and Pauline (16). Spending time with his family is relaxing for Rev. Adiel, and his hobbies include air/aviation and reading. He and Brenda enjoy travelling throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and Asia.First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit www.fumcpasadena.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sermons and Lessons Video: Morning Worship Service Delivered by Rev. Adiel N. DePano, First United Methodist Church Published on Monday, September 17, 2012 | 5:40 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS
By News Highland – October 23, 2012 Gardai tell Letterkenny JPC that crime is down with two exceptions 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Google+ Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Crime is generally down in Letterkenny, but there have been increases in burglaries and thefts from the person.Inspector David Kelly told a meeting of the town’s Joint Policing Committee last night there have been 214 reported burglaries so far this year compared to 205 over the same period last year.Thefts from the person are also up, from 6 last year to 19 so far this year.Theft is also down, from 208 last year to 173 this year, while there have been 102 thefts from shops, compared to 150 in 2011.Car theft is also down, with 74 cars stolen this year compared to 107 in the same period last year.Thefts from cars were also down from 125 to 60.Assaults are down, with 268 this year compared with 305 over the same period last year ; assaults causing harm are also down from 61 to 52.There’s also been a slight drop in reported cases of criminal damage, from 339 last year to 337 this year.Inspector Kelly says incidents of crime can be reduced further if people are more alert……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/dkelly.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Previous articleOne man injured and three arrested following Bundoran stabbingNext articleLonely Planet lists Derry as fourth best city in the world to visit News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th
WhatsApp Motorists urged to take care as cold snap set to continue By News Highland – January 22, 2021 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Previous articleInterim measures for problems on Letterkenny-Kilmacrennan roadNext articleAll sides urged to ‘dig deep’ to get special schools reopened News Highland Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Motorists are being urged to take extra care this morning due to overnight frosty conditions. All primary routes have been gritted this morning however people are being advised to assume no road is ice free.Meanwhile, Ireland is set for a bitterly cold weekend with temperatures set to plummet to minus 4 in parts tonight.The remainder of the weekend will be cold with showers of sleet and snow.Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says people will be waking up to snow on Sunday:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/08oreilly-weather-clip-kb.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
At-sea movements and activity patterns of brown skuas Stercorarius antarcticus lonnbergi from South Georgia were analysed in 2 winters, a decade apart, to examine the degree of consistency in migration strategies and habitat preferences during the non-breeding and pre-laying exodus periods. Oceanographic habitat preferences of tracked skuas were determined using a robust model accounting for availability. At the population level, brown skuas were broadly consistent in their choice of wintering areas and habitat preferences, although the distribution extended farther east in 2012 than in 2002. Skuas preferred areas associated with static oceanography (bathymetric features) both during the non-breeding and pre-laying periods, which may explain the consistency between years in habitat use. There was no significant effect of year on departure dates from South Georgia, but birds returned earlier to the colony in 2002. Migration schedules varied according to breeding status, with failed birds departing earlier than birds that bred successfully. Although failed birds travelled farther from the colony, there was little variation in dates of return. In general the timing of movements was similar between sexes, but females were more likely than males to engage in a pre-laying exodus. Brown skuas spent a much higher proportion of time sitting on the water than other seabirds during both the non-breeding and pre-laying exodus periods, and the number of flight bouts per day was surprisingly low. The selection of static features by brown skuas may indicate that skuas may have less flexibility to track environmental changes than species that use dynamic cues.
Home » News » Marketing » Zoopla withdraws from Facebook Marketplace four months after joining previous nextMarketingZoopla withdraws from Facebook Marketplace four months after joiningPortal is to reverse its integration with the social media giant’s selling platform despite initial enthusiasm for the deal.Nigel Lewis14th December 201803,413 Views Zoopla has withdrawn from Facebook’s online selling platform Marketplace less than four months after joining it amid much fanfare.From today agents listing with Zoopla will no longer enjoy access to Facebook Marketplace and some 300,000 properties will be withdrawn from the platform.When Zoopla signed up in September the company said the partnership would offer its member agents wider distribution for their listings and make it the ‘best value’ digital marketing platform in the UK.Zoopla remains tight-lipped about the withdrawal, but one rumoured reason for the move is the recent announcement by Facebook that it is reintroducing sponsored advertising within its Marketplace results, including eventually in Europe.Facebook gets most of its revenue from advertising, income that has been dropping recently.Its latest results show that during the third-quarter of 2018, revenue at Facebook increased by just 33% year-on-year, compared with 49% last year.Online advertising“Putting adverts among the Marketplace listings would mean Zoopla could lose control of its agent members’ listings on the platform,” says an industry commentator, who asked not to be named.Facebook has also been hit by a slew of media reports about the danger of scams on free-to-list advertising platforms on which fake landlords lure in desperate tenants.Following the withdrawal of Zoopla from Marketplace, free-to-list portal and competitor TheHouseShop has been making hay, revealing that it has been contacting agents that used to have inventory on MarketPlace via Zoopla and offering its service.As we reported earlier this month, TheHouseShop recently went live with its integration with Facebook Marketplace. OnTheMarket OTM Facebook Marketplace Zoopla December 14, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Read Full Story In the wake of the Arab Spring, many observers have commented on the democratizing power of social media and its potential as a revolutionary tool. Todd Mostak, a 2012 graduate of the CMES master’s program who was in his first year at CMES when the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt began, recognized in social media a different kind of potential. Mostak’s work approaches social media, Twitter in particular, as a massive source of public opinion data. He explored this idea in his master’s thesis, a paper which won him the CMES AM thesis prize and launched a series of projects and partnerships that use social media–derived data and a custom-built database application to explore social science questions.For his master’s thesis, Mostak decided to examine Twitter in the context of the Egyptian revolution, having become interested in social media while working for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm. As he began collecting and analyzing Egyptian Twitter data, Mostak was struck by its potential as a data source. “I became more and more fascinated by Twitter not as the phenomenon you’re trying to study but as the tool to give you a massive amount of data,” he explains. “You can look at it both ways: you can look at how did social media affect the revolution or propel it forward—and that’s a very, very interesting question—but revolution or no revolution, [Twitter is] a great way to figure out what people are thinking.”