Call-out for youth program coaches & managers

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is currently seeking to appoint suitably qualified coaches to the vacant coaching and team manager positions within the National Youth Program. The Australian Youth teams will be attending the 2020 Youth Trans Tasman in Australia in January 2020.Expression of Interest ProcessTFA is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active Elite level coaches and managers to fill the following positions.National Youth Program:Men’s 20s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMen’s 18s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerWomen’s 20s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerWomen’s 18s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMixed 18s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMixed 20s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerCoach and Assistant CoachTo submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) for all coaching positions please click on the link below. The link will take you to a page to submit your details for the application.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youthprogram2020The EOI will include:NameContact DetailsNCAS Coaching LevelPrevious Elite level (only) Coaching ExperienceVarious questions which can be found by clicking the above link.Expressions of interest for these coaching positions will close at 5pm Monday 4th March, 2019.Team ManagerTo submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) for the team manager positions please click on the link below. The link will take you to a page to submit your details for the application.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youthmanager2020Expressions of interest for these positions will close at 5pm Monday 4th March 2019.Appointment TermsThe appointment term for these positions will be from date of appointment in 2019 through to completion of all responsibilities after the 2020 Youth Trans Tasman. This campaign will involve attendance by the appointed Coaches and Managers at all team and national selection camps throughout the Trans Tasman preparation.Appointment ConsiderationsAs an Australian coaching staff member there will be a large emphasis on interaction across the program, innovation within coaching and constant professional development.  This will require a need for individuals who are willing to participate in a collaborative environment, with high levels of accountability, adherence to improving technical knowledge and a focus on leadership and management.The appointment processes for all volunteers within the HP Program, takes into account the balance of the applicants’ current skills and areas for improvement.  In the same way coaches select athletes to fit a role within a team plan, volunteers will be selected and required to full fill the role to deliver success for Touch Football Australia.Outlined below for your information is the prescribed key selection criteria for all volunteer appointments within TFA:Actively work as leaders within the broader organisation, with an ability to promote positive/collaborative working relationships and represent the organisation in a professional manner.Actively promote a positive culture among the appointed group, reflective of the organisation’s expectations for all participants within the sport, and above all else in line with TFA Code of Conduct and other policies.Display an ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.Actively communicate and prepare for specific requirements of the role.Complete agreed assigned tasks to the expected standard of the organisation.Maintain absolute confidence with any confidential or Intellectual Property related information of the organisation.Hold and/or obtain required accreditations to undertake the role.Support TFA in the coordination and development of other volunteers.Aiding in conflict resolution as required.Photography: Phil McIlwraithlast_img read more

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10 months agoBarcelona midfielder Rakitic: Valverde must decide his future

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: Valverde must decide his futureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says the players are happy playing for coach Ernesto Valverde.Valverde’s deal is up in the summer but he does have an option to extend it by an additional year. The coach says a decision will be made with the club later in the season.”It’s an issue for the boss and the club [to decide on],” Rakitic said. “We’re really happy with him and the whole coaching setup.”The most normal [scenario] would be that he continues with us, but we have to focus on our job, which is playing and winning football games. Let them [the club and Valverde] decide what’s for the best.” last_img read more

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Hang Out With Juanes And Help Charity

first_imgJuanes has decided to work with Prizeo to raise money for his foundation, Fundacion Mi Sangre, which he founded 8 years ago to share the peace and love that his own kids experience at home, with children who had been directly impacted by violence and social instability.Their programs utilize music, art and recreational activities as a catalyst for change, and peace-building reform.For a small donation to Fundacion Mi Sangre, fans can enter to win a trip to Miami to hang out with Juanes in his home studio, where they can play guitar, make music, or just chill out. The winner will get to bring a guest, and they will join Juanes for lunch before their studio hangout, too.Guaranteed prizes at various prize levels include tickets to his album launch concert, a signed guitar, and a Skype session with Juanes.“If you make a small donation, you will be entered to win a trip to Miami to hang out with me at my home studio,” says Juanes. “We’ll have lunch, and then we can do whatever you’d like – if you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar, I’ll teach you the basics, or if you’d prefer, we can produce a track together – your choice. My way of saying thanks for supporting a cause that is so close to my heart. (You can also win t-shirts, front seats to my shows and more so make sure to check out all the ‘rewards’!)“Eight years ago, I created Fundacion Mi Sangre, because I wanted to share the peace and love that my own kids experience at home, with children who had been directly impacted by violence and social instability. Our programs utilize music, art and recreational activities as a catalyst for change, and peace-building reform.“Mi Sangre’s methodology encourages children, teenagers and youth to develop their own perspective with regards to their rights, through creativity and participation. This strengthens their citizenship and leadership skills, empowers them, and allows them to become active agents of change in their community. It’s incredible to watch them change their own worlds.“Over 67,000 children, adolescents and youth in Colombia have become key players in the growth and construction of a peaceful nation through our programs. Please, give generously, and help us continue to create visible, lasting social transformation.”To take part, visit Prizeo.com.last_img read more

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Walgreens expands prescription delivery program nationwide

first_imgWalgreens is joining drugstore competitor CVS Health in expanding home deliveries for prescriptions nationwide, as stores continue adjusting to a retail world made more customer-friendly by online competition.Walgreens said Thursday it will partner with FedEx to deliver prescriptions as soon as the next day for a $4.99 fee, and it also is providing same-day deliveries in several cities. The Deerfield, Illinois, company started offering deliveries in several markets last October.CVS Health Corp. announced similar nationwide prescription deliveries last June.Retailers have been breaking out more customer-friendly services in recent years to hold Amazon.com at bay. The online retailer offers members same-day deliveries of goods typically sold in drugstores in some places.Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and CVS Health both run more than 9,000 U.S. locations.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Reds Indians week in review

Cleveland IndiansThe Cleveland Indians struggled offensively once again, going 2-4 in series’ against the Los Angeles Angels and the Minnesota Twins.After taking only one of three from the Angels, the Tribe returned home and only won one in a weekend series against the division-leading Twins.The Indians are 10-14, 5-and-a-half games behind the Twins in the American League Central and in third place behind Detroit.Studs: Austin Kearns. The former Cincinnati Reds slugger had a big week, with seven hits and six RBIs in three games against the Angels. He came into Sunday’s game against Minnesota hitting .357, with two home runs and 12 RBIs.Duds: The offense. The Indians’ offense continues to be a major disappointment, with an American League-worst 85 runs. Those fortunes could change when highly touted catching prospect Carlos Santana gets called up from the Columbus Clippers.Up Next: The Indians continue their homestand with three games against Toronto beginning Monday and a three-game weekend series with the Detroit Tigers. Cincinnati RedsStep by step, the Reds are creeping back from a sluggish start to the season.The Reds opened up their week on the road with a three-game series at Houston.For the first time this season, Reds fans had their chance to bring out the brooms, as the Reds swept the series against the Astros.Pitchers Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo had some solid outings, each recording a win in the first and third games of the series respectively, and Mike Leake continued a brilliant start to his professional career recording a win off his seven-inning, five-hit performance in the second game.Pitcher Johnny Cueto helped the Reds’ win-streak get to five games on Friday, as the Reds won at St. Louis.The streak then came to an end Saturday as the Reds couldn’t match the Cardinals’ late-game surge, losing the game 6-3.Studs: The Rotation. At the beginning of the season, it seemed like these guys were never going to win a game for the Reds. In just this past week, Harang, Leake, Arroyo and Cueto all recorded wins, and didn’t leave it up to late game heroics to ensure a Reds’ win.Duds: Jonny Gomes. It was tough because no one Red had a really bad week. Gomes has only two hits in 15 at-bats over the last six games, though, and he’s a liability in the field as it is.Next Week: The Reds come back home this week as they host a series with the Mets today, and then get a day off before hosting a three-game series against the Cubs. read more

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Luis Enrique aims to continue the work of Lopetegui Hierro

first_imgIn his first official press conference as the new Spain boss, Luis Enrique outlined his aim to “continue the work” that both his predecessors Julen Lopetegui and Fernando Hierro accomplishedRFF president Luis Rubiales announced the appointment of Enrique over a week ago, in what he had described as a “unanimous” decision by the federation.It will mark the first time Enrique has been in football management since his departure from Barcelona in 2017.Having been previously been linked with the managerial vacancies at Arsenal and Chelsea, the 48-year-old surprisingly took up the challenge of taking charge of the Spanish national team following their disastrous World Cup campaign that had seen head coach Lopetegui fired on the eve of their first game and Hierro only being able to take the side past the group stages.“The aim is to continue the work of Lopetegui and Hierro,” said Enrique, according to Football-Espana.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“We have been analysing everything and we believe the foundations are in place to continue to carry on and re-find success for the team.“Both men worked extremely hard in their roles and we thank them for everything but football is a continuous cycle and winning trophies is not easy.“At Barcelona we had similar ideas of evolution, taking decisions based on ideas of winning more matches and more trophies.“I know what this job entails, and I am fortunate enough to have the trust of the president, whom I thank, and I hope I can impress in the role.“I am very excited for the big challenges that await.”last_img read more

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Solskjaer reveals what he told his squad

first_imgThe Manchester United caretaker had to tell his team to not “feel sorry for yourself” after they lost 2-0 at home against PSG.Paris Saint-Germain came to Old Trafford and went back to France with a 2-0 victory over hosts Manchester United.The game was part of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And in his first defeat after being assigned caretaker of the club, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to his players.“Don’t feel sorry for yourself,” Solskjaer was quoted by the Manchester United official site.“This is something you’ve got to learn from. This is a level up from what we’re used to. They were experienced, they bought some fouls – things like this, this is just part of their learning as players.”“Many of our players are very young. It’s the first time Jesse and Marcus will play a proper Champions League game at Old Trafford. So, learn from that. You can’t feel sorry for yourself,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We have to bounce back,” he said. “At this club, you have to bounce back. In a tournament like the Champions League, it’s going to be difficult whoever you play against but our bread and butter is the league and we’ve got the FA Cup against Chelsea as well.”“We have to look forward. We’ve got Chelsea and Liverpool in the next two games. Whoever is feeling sorry for themselves they will not play, probably, against Chelsea,” he commented.“We’ve got so many games to play for, so no. You can see the reaction in the changing room, they’re disappointed but there is some determination and desire there to put it right.”“When we go to Paris we’ll give it a go. Of course, it’s a difficult mountain to climb but it’s not impossible if we get to half-time with a 1-0 lead, that’s what we’ve got to look for,” he concluded.🔴⚪️⚫️ #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019last_img read more

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Jonathan Klinsmann hopes he can have a Bundesliga breakthrough

first_imgThe German-born American goalkeeper hopes his time with the United States senior national team will help his debut in the leagueGoalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann was born in Germany but has defended the national colors of the United States since 2014.He’s now been called up for today’s match between England and the USA, and he hopes this will help his debut in the German Bundesliga soon for Hertha Berlin.“I think we all had varying reasons to go abroad,” Klinsmann explained to bundesliga.com.“[But] the biggest one I think would be that the Bundesliga has had a good reputation of giving young players a chance to play. Most clubs are known for developing talent and that age is only a number.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’m learning a lot here and we have a very good working relationship with all the keepers at Hertha which I’m grateful for,” he added.“But also at the end of the day, I have my sights set on the spot above me. We need to climb and be able to put pressure on the No. 1 as well.”“I was always a striker or attacking mid but at one point just hopped in goal for fun during a break at school,” he explained.“I loved diving around and making those big saves. I eventually asked to go in goal for my club and I stayed there. My dad used to shoot on me a bit in our backyard or on the school fields, and he usually scored so that was some good motivation to get better!”last_img read more

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We will try to play well Neves

first_imgWolverhampton and Huddersfield will play tonight, and the Wolves will have no mercy over the last-place Premier League team.Wolverhampton Wanderers will pay a visit to English Premier League last place team Huddersfield Town tonight.The Wolves are currently in the seventh position of the table with 40 points, while Huddersfield is at the bottom with only 11 points.One of Huddersfield’s only wins came against Wolverhampton earlier this week at Molineux stadium.And this is the reason playmaker Ruben Neves says his team will not have mercy on them.“We will play as we want to play, with our identity. Trying to play well, trying to be organized and do what we do every game,” he told The Birmingham Mail.“We will try to achieve the three points, but mainly play good, because if we play good, if we are in shape, if we are organized, we are closer to getting the three points and come home with another win.”“Every game we don’t win is really disappointing. But I think that Huddersfield game at home was one of our worst games,” he added.“We were in a bad moment, in that month, but the big teams are not the ones that win every game, we have to know that something is wrong, and you have to bounce back. We did it, and we did it well.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We don’t think about that game now. We are in good form and we want to keep on going, winning games and achieve the maximum points as we can,” he commented.“We want to look forward and want to achieve the maximum points we can. We don’t have points target. We only think game-by-game and we always want to win each game.”“I think that will make the difference in our team because we want to win every game, it doesn’t matter the opponent, the stadium, we always want to be us and to play like we want to play, and, if we can, win every game,” he explained.We scored four at the John Smith’s Stadium back in 2015, including Conor Coady’s first goal for the club!**Five months before he signed for us…🐺👀 pic.twitter.com/PDGylnTcS0— Wolves (@Wolves) February 26, 2019last_img read more

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Vice President Pence visits Calexico border wall construction site

first_imgSpoke with @CBP agents at the El Centro Station in Imperial, CA & made clear that as we continue to fight for an immigration system that puts hardworking Americans FIRST, the Trump Admin will ALWAYS stand with the men & women who stand on the frontlines to protect the homeland. pic.twitter.com/mUyM8gTnNr— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 30, 2018Plans for the Calexico border fence, a replacement barrier, began in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported. President Donald Trump sowed confusion last month when he tweeted photos of the Calexico construction and wrote “Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern Border WALL!”CBP officials had previously emphasized the Calexico border barrier shouldn’t be confused with the yet-to-be-built wall that Trump made a central promise of his presidential campaign.Air Force Two arrived at Naval Air Facility El Centro Monday morning. Pence departed by motorcade to nearby Calexico to tour the barrier construction site joined by Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez, Director of Field Operations Pete Flores and Yuma Branch Director Sylvia Carrizozo.Afterward, the vice president made his remarks to DHS and Border Patrol personnel. He discussed during his speech the so-called caravan of migrants that arrived at the San Ysidro port of entry on Monday, an occurrence that “cries out for action.”“As President Trump said on Saturday night, this situation is a direct result of our weak immigration laws and our porous border.  This caravan, like those who have gone before, is also rightly understood as a deliberate attempt to undermine the laws of this country and the sovereignty of the United States,” Pence said.The caravan migrants, many of them fleeing gang violence in Honduras, are seeking asylum in the U.S. Pence said they’re being exploited by “open-border political activists and an agenda-driven media.”Pence made his way to Imperial County from Los Angeles, where he arrived Saturday afternoon for a private tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. He also attended fundraisers in Malibu and Beverly Hills. Updated: 10:10 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 Vice President Pence visits Calexico border wall construction sitecenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Vice President Mike Pence stood at the U.S. border with Mexico, some 100 miles east of San Diego Monday, and said federal agents will no longer “catch and release” those persons violating immigration laws.After receiving a briefing on the construction of the border wall from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, Pence addressed Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol employees at the nearby El Centro Border Patrol Station, 18 miles north of the new replacement border fence under construction in Calexico. Dan Plante During his speech, the vice president reinforced the need to curb immigration, legal or otherwise.“Under this president, this administration, we will not rest until Congress passes legislation that will modernize our immigration laws and remove the message and the incentive of people to the south to try to enter our country by any means,” Pence said.Pence specifically mentioned “cracking down on catch and release,” the unofficial name for a protocol where unlawful immigrants are released while they wait for a hearing with an immigration judge. He also said the U.S. should end chain migration and lottery immigration systems, combat so-called sanctuary cities and fund a border wall. Dan Plante, last_img read more

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Blue counterfeit pills suspected to be cause of several deaths in the

first_img KUSI Newsroom Blue counterfeit pills suspected to be cause of several deaths in the last 36 hours SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities warned the public today to beware of counterfeit oxycodone pills linked to four overdose deaths this week in the San Diego area.The blue tablets, known as M-30s, have been involved in fatalities in Lakeside, Poway, Santee and Valley Center over a 24-hour hour period beginning Wednesday, according to sheriff’s officials.The highly dangerous street drug, a common form of counterfeit oxycodone, contains fentanyl, a narcotic so powerful that a speck the size of a grain of salt can kill a person, authorities said.Detectives are working with first responders in the region to see if they have received similar overdose calls in recent days, according to the sheriff’s department, which advises that any pill obtained without a prescription should be considered unsafe for consumption. July 25, 2019 Updated: 6:56 PM KUSI Newsroom, Anyone with information is urged to call the @sdcrimestoppers anonymous tip line: 888-580-8477. If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs, call the County Crisis Hotline: 888-724-7240. @SDSheriff has a program for unwanted and unused medication: https://t.co/K9bFxqsEMY pic.twitter.com/I2jsmd4sFX— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) July 25, 2019 Posted: July 25, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Fresh Off an Acquisition Modern Luxury Looks to Build Out Its Empire

first_img Folio: A major trend, at least that we’ve observed among titles that are heavily dependent on luxury advertising, is a pullback on print spending in that space. Is that one-stop-shop offering something that you feel will help Modern Luxury’s titles stay immune to that trend? Folio: That natural consolidation, is that something you’re seeing on the advertising side? Dickey: Well, it’s a couple of things. [GreenGale] was in markets that we weren’t in, so for us to finish our buildout, it was easy to add four markets where we had no presence — Austin, Boston, Philly, and Vegas — and then where we overlapped in the remaining markets, including in two very large ones served by iconic [GreenGale] brands, [Miami’s] Ocean Drive and Hamptons, it made perfect sense to grab those marquee brands and bring them into the fold as well. Folio: Are you selling that to advertisers as something other national publishers can’t offer — that combination of local presence and national scale across all of these luxury markets? Dickey: The titles themselves have coexisted for anywhere from a year to 10 years, depending on the market. Obviously, the market supported both of them for that period of time. So we’ll maintain separate sales staffs, separate publishers, separate editorial. We’ll share back-end offices, but we’re mainly focused on where we are distributing to get better coverage for advertisers so we don’t have duplication on our distribution, which will encourage advertisers to buy both titles. Step three is to increase frequency back up to what we feel is a good rate, and that’s between eight and 10 times per year. Currently, all Modern Luxury city books publish 10 times per year, and all but two of the former GreenGale titles publish six times. So we’d like to get them up to eight or 10 over the next year or two. On top of that, we’d like to build out our portfolio of publications in each market, which would include interiors, weddings, men’s books, and visitors. Folio: So there will be more of a shift in distribution or marketing than in coverage? We’re not necessarily interested in going into the top 40 markets or anything else. Based upon where the luxury environment is, as retail space constricts, there will be more and more focus placed on those top 25 luxury markets [including Palm Beach]. We feel that we’re perfectly placed to serve advertisers’ needs in those places. We’re very bullish on print. Thirty-five percent of all luxury brands’ ad spend is on print, which is quite a bit higher than any other retail sector. Folio: Those were four markets you were looking to expand into, and this was the ideal way to do so? Dickey: Distribution will be first and foremost. For marketing and events, we’ll be able to use resources from both titles. Dickey: First of all, we want to integrate and get the companies into one culture. That’s our top priority. As we do that, when it comes to the tiles we’ve acquired, we want to expand the editorial teams, expand the sales staffs, put them more in line with how Modern Luxury staffs its publications. So culture is step one, and step two is to increase the staff size in sales, editorial, and maybe some marketing. Dickey: We divide our company into three segments: marketing, editorial, and sales. Each have their own different culture and different needs and wants. From the sales side, we’re very focused on teaching, training, and accountability. In terms of editorial, we are fully focused on creating the best, most relevant content in each of these cities — not focused on press releases, but on a local editor crafting and creating a story that is of interest to our readers. Marketing ties directly into sales, focused on creating the best events that we can do brand activation, and also which provide an experience for our readers that they can’t get anywhere else. Folio: Looking forward, you just expanded into Silicon Valley and you’ve got Palm Beach launch coming up this fall. What kind of impact has this acquisition had on Modern Luxury’s plans going forward? Our sites are not open to programmatic buying. We don’t get involved with that. Everything on our sties is sold by us, every advertisement in the magazine is sold buy us. When our clients advertise in Modern Luxury, they know that ad is going to be in a safe place. Folio: You mentioned that a major priority is integrating these new brands into one culture. What is that Modern Luxury culture, in your mind? Folio: Two of those resort markets you mentioned, Aspen and The Hamptons, will now be served by multiple, formerly-competing titles under the same portfolio. How will you go about deciding how to shift the focus of those titles or differentiate them? The deal may be seen as a logical consolidation of media brands that serve a luxury retail market going through its own slowdown, but it comes with an interesting twist: Modern Luxury says it has no plans to shutter or even downsize any of the GreenGale titles it purchased, including those which formerly competed head-to-head with their new portfolio-mates.  Dickey: Yes, we do a wonderful job on that in quite a few of our markets, especially in Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles. All of those markets have the full or almost-full complement of our titles. Again, we want to become a one-stop shop for those luxury brands. The regional magazine space experienced a major shakeup last week when its largest luxury lifestlye publisher, Modern Luxury, acquired its second-largest, GreenGale Publishing, for an undisclosed sum.  Folio: What about when it comes to something like marketing services or custom content? Michael Dickey: There have been conversations going on between the two companies for the past four or five years. Consolidation was something that naturally had to happen in the market, and it made sense for the two companies to come together. We’d like to add those things a title at a time, interiors and weddings first and foremost. Then we’ll start to look at expanding into another market. The only other real luxury market that we see — where luxury brands are interested in having us go – would be Seattle/Portland, but that’s a little ways away. Dickey: Yes, it was quicker to jump into those markets with pre-existing brands, so it made the most sense. Michael Dickey Folio: Modern Luxury and Niche Media/GreenGale have been competitors for some time. Was a merger something that had been discussed in the past? Folio: sat down with Modern Luxury CEO Michael Dickey to learn a little bit more about his company’s plans for the newly acquired portfolio — which includes titles like Hamptons, Michigan Avenue, and Ocean Drive, among 13 others — and where the luxury lifestlye publishing space is headed. We’re the complete one-stop shop for all luxury brands as they go into these markets on a national basis, and then on a local basis we connect business owners with other business owners in a way that national brands can’t, and [at a price] that most of these local businesses can afford. Dickey: Where it makes sense, and based upon lease schedules and everything else, we’d love to house everyone together. In Miami, they’ll remain separate for quite some time. In New York, we’ll maintain the separate offices, but the local staffs will be together, while the national staffs will be in a separate location. In Los Angeles, we will consolidate into one office. In Chicago, where we have a very large office, we’ll consolidate. We’ll have some savings and some synergies based upon office space, for sure. Folio: So a big part of this is being able to offer integrated sales across multiple regional markets? Dickey: We offer something no one else can offer. We are local experts in each of these markets. We have full staffs, we live there, we breathe there, we eat there, we socialize there. Outside of New York, the national brands don’t have that. We can offer unparalleled brand activation, we can tell them where the hotspots are in each city, where they should rent retail space, what events they should be associated with.  Dickey: Luxury by itself, by definition, is something that is in little supply and high demand. It’s expensive. There’s been such a homogenization in the retail space. You go into any city, and it’s the same stores and the same merchandise. Most retailers realize that they have to have different product offerings in different cities across the board. By doing that, you create scarcity, which creates demand. That’s just what’s going to have to happen. Folio: That’s a model that’s worked well for you in your more established markets, the four specialized publications branching off of that main city book? Folio: Logistically, what happens to the titles that were purchased from GreenGale? Folio: From an organizational perspective, is there a need for those three departments to cooperate more than in the past? Dickey: Absolutely. We focus on the top 24 luxury markets, which includes the major cities as well as smaller resort markets like Aspen, Scottsdale, the Hamptons, where the billionaires live and play. We’re able to offer our entire portfolio on a strategic level, and then tactically, if there’s a store opening or sales are down in a single market, we can activate in that market. So they get the best of both worlds. So it was the perfect time to make an acquisition with very little waste, and we think it’s going to benefit us by providing a much stronger presence in the markets where we overlap, as well as bringing those additional markets into the fold. We’ll be better able to serve our customers and our clients. Dickey: We have a custom content division, and we create custom content for advertisers in the form of magazines or brochures. We haven’t focused on creating content in terms of content that we’ll run on our websites. We are a strong believer that we are a trusted source for our readers. We don’t want to try and purposely confuse them with content. If we do run an advertorial in print, it’s completely stated up front, separated, and designed differently from our typical editorial. We don’t run it on the digital side because it’s too confusing to our readers. Once we lose the trust of our reader, we’ve got nothing. Dickey: Sales and marketing have always worked closely. In terms of editorial, we’ve always had them separate from sales. There’s always communication, but there is no pay-for-play with what we do.last_img read more

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Conference Agreement Adds Funds for BRAC Cleanup Other Priorities

first_imgFunding for cleanup and ongoing operations and maintenance at installations closed during past base closure rounds would jump $32 million from current year spending to $342 million next year, under the conference agreement for the fiscal 2019 military construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill released Monday. The compromise allocation represents a $74.5 million increase over the administration’s budget request, which conferees said should be used to accelerate remediation at closed bases. The conference report directs $60.5 million of the additional funds to go toward cleaning up Navy BRAC sites. It directs $14 million to be spent on identifying, mitigating and cleaning up PFOA and PFOS, two contaminants found in the drinking water supplies used by a number of BRAC communities. The Navy and DOD need to submit a spending plan for the extra funds within 30 days after the spending measure, part of a three-bill minibus, is enacted, the report says. The conferees also highlighted the need for “the department to dedicate funds to demolish BRAC facilities and turn the land over to the local community as quickly as possible,” and noted they are concerned DOD does not have “an adequate plan” for demolishing BRAC sites. They cited the example of Ontario Air National Guard Station, which was shuttered in 1997 and now is home to Ontario International Airport. “Yet the old site has sat largely unchanged for 20 years due to the environmental hazards of demolition,” they stated.Army photo by Cpl. George Huley Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Currant brings inwall smart outlet to CES 2019

first_imgCES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Post a comment CES 2019: What tech to expect 27 Photos 1:44 25 tips to help you save on your electric bill CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Now playing: Watch this:center_img 0 Currant Currant brought its newest product, the Currant Smart Wall Outlet, to CES. The outlet analyzes power usage and recommends which devices to automatically power off in order to save electricity. The outlet is available in a 15-amp version for residential use and a 20-amp model for the commercial market. Both models are controlled through the Currant app for iOS or Android or with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In addition to monitoring your energy use, you can also lock the outlet so it can only be turned on or off through the app. The idea is to keep children from using appliances that could be dangerous, or to limit time on devices like game consoles. The outlet analyzes real-time electricity usage and displays graphs that break down consumption and cost by hour, day, month or year. Alerts will notify you when the on and off rules are in effect and when devices are using a certain level of power. Designed to replace your standard in-wall outlet, the Currant Smart Wall Outlet has duplex, tamper-resistant receptacles that can be easily installed in homes or businesses. Currant Outlets use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for setup and can pair with other Currant Smart Wall Outlets by creating a Bluetooth mesh network in the absence of Wi-Fi. The Currant Smart Wall Outlet will be available in the US in early 2019. Pricing information is not yet available.  CES Products Amazon Smart Home Share your voice Tagslast_img read more

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Hate subscription software Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are on sale for

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Aug 29 • Save up to $500 on Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets reading • Hate subscription software? Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are on sale for $60 each Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 11 great gadgets that can smarten up a dumb dorm room Best back-to-school headphones Premiere Elements: $60 (save $40) $60 at Amazon Adobe Once upon a time, software and apps were a one-shot deal: You went to CompUSA, paid your $50 or $100 (or $500) and walked out with a shrinkwrapped box full of CDs or DVDs. All that, of course, is ancient history: Nowadays, nearly everything is cloud-based, meaning you always have access to the latest version and features, be they Office 365 or Adobe Creative Cloud. Indeed, Adobe’s cloud suite delivers always-on access to 20-some apps for $20 to $52 per month — it’s even on sale through Friday. And if you’re looking for “just Photoshop,” the company offers a very reasonable Photography Plan (Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop and 20GB of cloud storage) for just $10 per month or $120 per year.But as attractive as those deals are, they’re still subscriptions that you’ll need to pay “forever” — or at least as long as long as you want access to the apps. That’s why it’s nice to see that one-and-done software purchases are still available. No, these aren’t standalone versions of the pro-level Creative Cloud apps. Instead, they’re Adobe’s stripped-down Elements software — but both are currently on sale. Photoshop Elements for image editing and Premiere Elements for video editing are discounted by 40% each from now through Sept. 3. They don’t have all the features of the full, pro-level Creative Cloud software, but many users will find these perfectly suitable for casual use. You can even download 30-day trial versions so you can try before you buy. Here’s a quick overview of each — along with some notable alternatives. Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. 2 Senior Editor Lori Grunin contributed to this story.Posted earlier, republished after verifying that sale prices were still in effect. Photoshop Elements: $60 (save $40) Share your voice Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide Aug 29 • Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 $60 at Amazon Premiere Elements gives you a slice of Adobe’s pro-level Premiere video editing tool at a much lower price. If you want to make sure that Elements is right for you, you can download the trial version at Adobe.Windows alternatives worth considering ($54 to $80): CyberLink Powerdirector, Corel VideoStudio, Pinnacle StudioMac alternatives worth considering (free to $300): iMovie, Final Cut Pro XPremiere Elements is also available at Adobe. The Amazon link below offers Mac or Windows download codes or a CD disc version.  Tags Aug 29 • Best college laptops for 2019 The stripped-down version of Adobe’s image editing tool is available for 40% off. If you want to make sure that Elements is right for you, you can download the trial version at Adobe, or through the Windows App Store.Windows alternatives worth considering (free to $80): Affinity Photo, Corel PaintShop Pro, Skylum Luminar, GIMPMac alternatives worth considering (free to $80): Pixelmator/Pixelmator Pro, Affinity Photo, Skylum Luminar, GIMPPhotoshop Elements is also available at Adobe and the Windows App Store at the same price. (For reasons unknown, it’s still priced the usual $100 at the Mac App Store.) The Amazon link below offers Mac or Windows download codes or a CD disc version. See also Need both Elements programs? The bundle including both usually costs $150, but that’s also on sale for $90. That’s $60 off the list price, and a $30 savings versus buying both discounted apps above. Comments See All $90 at Amazon • Elements 2019 Bundle: $90 (save $30) Computers Software Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Photoshoplast_img read more

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Arjun Kapoor finally opens up about marrying Malaika Arora

first_imgArjun Kapoor, Malaika AroraVarinder ChawlaThere’s no secret that Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora have been seeing each other for quite a while now. The speculations about their impending marriage has been doing the rounds of the industry and it is being said that the lovebirds will be tying the knot in April according to Christian rituals. While Malaika has laughed it off the question about her marriage, Arjun has now spilled some beans on marrying his ladylove.When Arjun was recently asked if he is going to get married to Malaika soon, he told IANS, “When there is something to talk about, you will all know.”Arjun and Malaika are currently one of the most talked about couples in the industry. They are often spotted together during their romantic outings and unlike old times, the couple has been quite welcoming towards paparazzi who never miss a chance to capture their private moments into the camera lenses.When Arjun was asked if he finds it stifling that he is constantly under watch, he said, “Not really… It is a very small price to pay. At the end of the day, for what I have gained out of being an actor, somebody who is known across the country and the world, it’s a small price. And people like to know how we are. They like to be surprised how normal we are, they like to know our idiosyncrasies. It doesn’t really bother me.”A few days ago, Malaika had opened up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan and said that she was glad that she took the decision on her own.”Everyone wants to be in love again, to be in a relationship. Nobody wants to be alone and single for the rest of their life. Irrespective of what everyone said around me, I am glad that I made this choice on my own,” Malaika had said on Anupama Chopra’s web show.Well, going by Arjun and Malaika’s statements, it looks like the couple is all ready to make their relationship official soon.last_img read more

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Amateur astronomer spots two UFOs flying over the moon researcher suspects alien

first_imgUFO Sightings DailyConspiracy theorists all across the world strongly believe that an advanced extraterrestrial civilization is living on the moon and space agencies like NASA are well aware of its existence. Adding heat to these claims, an amateur astronomer from Turkey has spotted two unidentified flying objects (UFO) hovering low over the moon’s surface.The UFOs was later seen speeding across the lunar surface and the sighting seems to be very similar to the visuals we have witnessed in Hollywood movies. The UFOs spotted in the video are diamond-shaped and one flying object seems double the size of the other. As the video went viral, popular alien researcher Scott C Waring analyzed the clip and assured that this sighting is authentic proof of extraterrestrial presence on the moon. “This object is actually two UFOs flying side by side, like a military wingman for USAF fighter jets. Both objects are diamond shaped, yet one is twice the size of the other. If these were meteors, they would be leaving a trail of debris behind them, and there is no way they would be perfect diamond flying side by side. These are alien craft flying over our moon. This is 100% proof that aliens are actively using our moon not just as a base, but as a home,” wrote Waring on his website UFO Sightings Daily.A few days back, after analyzing NASA images, Scott C Waring discovered a seemingly alien ship in the moon’s Waterman crater. Waring also assured that it could be a gigantic alien space vessel which might be more than 10 miles long.The self-proclaimed extraterrestrial researcher also urged SpaceX founder Elon Musk to salvage the ship and later paste a Tesla logo in it. Waring claimed that such gigantic ships with advanced alien technology could help humans to conduct interstellar travel with ease in the coming years.Even though many experts have dismissed the claims made by Waring stating it as a classic case of pareidolia, the researcher is continuing his search to find anomalies in NASA images. At one point in time, he had also asked United States president Donald Trump to appoint him as the head of NASA so that he can open up crucial details regarding the existence of alien life.last_img read more

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Swara Bhasker – Himanshu Sharma part ways after dating for five years

first_imgSwara BhaskerInstagramSwara Bhasker and her boyfriend Himanshu Sharma have parted ways after painting the town red with their relationship for the last five years. Though the reason remains unknown, the report states that the couple parted ways recently.As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Swara and Himanshu parted ways amicably and didn’t have an ugly fall-out. While Swara is one of Bollywood’s most radical and unconventional actresses, Himanshu Sharma is a renowned writer who also has won a National Award for his writing. The duo had started dating during the shoot of Ranjhaana and came closer while filming Tanu Weds Manu. From their romantic getaway to Paris to attending family functions together; the couple always appeared madly-in-love.Talking about Himanshu, Swara had said, “Yes, we are dating and are happy and committed. Now you know why Himanshu is my favourite dialogue writer. There are no marriage plans right now. We are both busy with our respective careers. To top that, I, for one, am too broke to get married.”Talking about Swara and his plans on getting married, Himanshu had said, “Yes, we are dating each other. We’re in a happy space and currently, both of us are concentrating solely on our careers. We haven’t thought about marriage as yet, but when the time comes, we will surely take the leap.”Delving deeper into her equation with beau, Swara had said in an interview with SPotboye, “I fight a lot with Himanshu (Sharma, boyfriend, writer), like for one during Raanjhanaa where I kept telling him that he didn’t give any space to Zoya’s world and ended up making stalking look cute. But at least she does not surrender, which is better than most of our Bollywood films.”last_img read more

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Judgemental Hai Kya movie review and rating Audience hail it as the

first_imgKangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao in Judgemental Hai KyaTwitterA special screening was organised by the makers of Judgemental (Judgementall) Hai Kya two days prior to its release. And despite being mired in controversies be it from film’s title change or verbal spat with a journalist, Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao seems to managed to impress the audience.Moviegoers who got a chance to watch Judgementall Hai Kya before the release, have been pouring in appreciation tweets. While Kangana and Rajkummar are being hailed for their fabulous performances, the film’s gripping narrative and thrilling situations seems to have struck the right chord with the audience.Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, Judgementall Hai Kya is touted to be a suspense thriller which revolves around Kangana and Rajkummar Rao’s characters who are the prime suspects of an unprecedented murder case. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Shailendra Singh, the movie is all set to hit theatres on July 26.So before you make a choice whether to book tickets for Judegementall Hai Kya at a theatre nearby you, take a look at what audience has to say on Twitter about this Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s film.EXCLUSIVE First Review #JudgementallHaiKya from UAE Censor. A Well Made Film in all aspects. #KanganaRanaut does it all. Her magnetic smile, shouting eyes and priceless expressions makes this one of her best performances. She Nailed it. @RajkummarRao also Stole the Show. ???? pic.twitter.com/HJ1oJOo3Sv— Umair Sandhu (@UmairFilms) July 24, 2019#JudgementallHaiKya Internal reports says, the movie is outstanding and the ending has an unexpected twist . It will leave u shocked.Kangana is phenomenal and outstanding. Rajkumar rao at his best. Reviews – 5/5?????#KanganaRanaut pic.twitter.com/ayWP54wjOz— Sanjukta Sarkar ? (@Sanjukta_SS) July 24, 2019I watched #JudgementallHaiKya …It’s one of the most brilliant movies of 2019.@RajkummarRao amazed me with his performance and @KanganaTeam as always she nailed it. I’m sure the movie will be blockbuster, so i wish all the best to the team. @balajimotionpic @ektaravikapoor— Team Pranutan Bahl (@maithasaeedalm4) July 24, 2019watched #JudgementalHaiKya today in UAE. It is one of the best thriller movie in recent years. It will keep you hooked to your seat till the last scene. #KanganaRanaut and @RajkummarRao will completely surprise you?— Rizwan (@RizwanSRKian) July 24, 2019#JudgementallHaiKya StraightUp how effing proud am I there are so many friends involved in this film! This tweet is going to spill so stay with me! ? @ektaravikapoor @ShaaileshRSingh Boss Partnership! #Kangana FIRE?? I want to hug, scream at & hug Bobby, all at the same time!— Jyoti Kapur Das (@jkd18) July 24, 2019last_img read more

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From comics to militant den

first_imgAhmed Azwad Imtiaz TalukderHe had just finished his O Levels. Young Ahmed Azwad Imtiaz Talukder was looking for a role model in his father. But that place was soon taken up by a terrorist named Ashikur Rahman Jilani. Ashikur, son of Colonel Mashiur Rahman who was killed during the BDR carnage, later died in Syria while fighting for the IS.Police arrested Azwad at Chandina in Comilla on 8 March, carrying two bombs to Dhaka from Chittagong along with two accomplices. Each bomb weighed around 4 kilograms, Azwad told police during his remand.Azwad went missing on 1 March 2016, around the same time when some other youths, including the three who carried out the attack on the Holey Artisan bakery, went missing. Most of them have either been killed in ‘gunfights’, or arrested by the law enforcement agencies.This correspondent recently spoke to a number of police officials who had quizzed Azwad. The young boy has narrated his harrowing tale of getting involved with militancy and how they developed a network.Introduction to militancyAzwad was the only child of his parents. He yearned for their love and care, to be like his peers and watch cartoons or movies with his parents. He could tell his father and mother didn’t get along well and that his father often lied. His parents separated, leaving Azwad to split his time between his maternal grandfather’s place and his father’s place.His mother was also ill-tempered, often asking him to leave home. His friends started going to parties and taking drugs. He sought solace at the mosque. One day he was sitting there long after the prayers and Ashikur came and spoke to him.Ashikur, a student of the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), introduced him to some other young people, including Rohan Imtiaz who led the Holey Artisan attack.Azwad requested his father to replace his private tutor with Ashikur, to which his father agreed. They now started discussing Syria, Iraq and Palestine issues at home besides watching IS videos and lectures of Zakir Naik. Ashikur told them they should join Jihad (holy war) and do Hijrat (move from one place to other).Ashikur suddenly left, but kept in touch with Azwad through different mobile apps. Now Azwad also decided to leave home, thinking it would teach his parents a lesson.Used to playing war video games and reading DC Comics, leaving home was like an adventure where he was a super hero like Batman or Spiderman.Around a year after Ashikur had left home, Italian citizen Cesare Tavella was killed and the Imambara Hossaini Dalan came under attack, with IS claiming responsibility for both the incidents. It made Azwad realize that the militant groups have been on the rise. He communicated with them, expressing his interest to join up.One day in December 2015 or early 2016, Azwad was asked to meet a certain person around Dhanmondi Lake. That man told Azwad that they had been fighting for Islam. He said Azwad would be informed after a month whether he was qualified to join the militant groups.On 1 March, his much-anticipated call came. Police said that same person spoke to Rohan as well. However, they did not reveal his identity.Bubbles burstAzwad wrote a letter to his parents before leaving, urging them not to inform police. He also smashed his mobile phone set. He then went to Mohammadpur where someone greeted him and told him to follow. They took a bus to Mirpur Shah Ali Market where another person gave made him wear strong powered glasses. Later he realized that he had to use these so he couldn’t see which road they were taking. Their rickshaw roamed around a few streets before stopping in front of an old building. Inside the stark flat, there were around five to seven boys of his age.He was told that he should not reveal his identity to anyone. At the same time, he cannot ask anyone about his identity as well. His new name here was Haider. They were shown a video where someone who left Al-Qaeda was brutally killed. The message was clear, one would have to suffer the same fate if he tries to escape.Once he finished his ‘course’ at Mirpur, he was given the task to translate different leaflets of IS. He thought he would be given an AK-47 as soon as he joined them and he would kill them right away. Instead, another boy named Nafis was given operation duties.From Mirpur, Azwad and Nafis were sent to Pabna. Azwad was given a notebook while Nafis was given a laptop. Nafis used to keep contact with the top bosses while someone named Alam was tasked with the responsibility to look after their hideout. Alam disappeared after a month and the top management ordered them to return to Dhaka fearing that Alam might leak information to the law enforcement.With Holey Artisan Café attackersWhen Azwad was in a Mirpur hideout, he came to know an operation would be conducted soon on Eid. He also met Holey Artisan Café attackers Nibras Islam and Rohaz Imtiaz in the hideout.Before the Holey Artisan Café attack, it was decided that most of the hideouts in Dhaka city would be wrapped up. Rashed and Azwad were sent to Sylhet’s Subidbazar. They knew about the Holey Artisan Café attack from internet.After the attack, both Azwad and Rashed were sent to a hideout in Shewrapara. A certain Akash, his wife and children were there at the hideout.After the Kalyanpur raid on 26 July 2016 that killed nine militants, Azwad and Rashed were again sent to Sylhet from their Shewrapara hideout.On their way to Sylhet, Azwad and Rashed met Tamim Chowdhury in Narayanganj. Tamim’s interpretation of Islam in Bangla and North American accent motivated Azwad more towards jihadist beliefs.Azwad met Major (retd) Zahidul Islam in the Narayanganj hideout. He also saw two men there. One of the two used to speak in Mymensingh dialect, who was said to have informed law enforcers about Tamim’s den.Thinking of fleeingAzwad and Rashed moved on Sylhet’s Jhalopara via Narayanganj. A certain Mahbub was staying there before them. He told Azwad to roam around entire Sylhet and was given Tk 15,000 and a cell phone.Azwad’s parents, then, started sending him emails requesting to return home. But, Azwad could not answer the mails in fear of being caught.Azwad sent a letter to his parents, saying he wants to return home. But, he had a fear of being arrested by law enforcement agencies while returning home.Arrested while carrying bombsAzwad had contact with militant leaders even after the Kalyanpur raid. But he lost all contacts with them after the RAB-police joint raid in Gazipur.After the Kalyanpur raid, Azwad and Rashed received an SMS, directing Azwad to go Chittagong’s Patia.Azwad, on many occasions, carried bombs to several places from Patia.Farhad, a leader of the outfit, sent Azwad and his associate Hasan with bombs to Dhaka from Mirsarai. Police arrested them on their way in Comilla’s Chandina.Asked about the Holey Artisan café attack by law enforcers, Azwad said he now does not support any such attack.Azwad’s parents now live together and sometimes visit him in jail. *This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassan and Imam Hossain.last_img read more

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