Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, out of action since June 2019, underwent surgery on his right knee in Miami on Monday.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair ColorIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes It was a second operation after Del Potro fractured his right kneecap at Queens in June.The 31-year-old former world No.3 underwent his first operation later that month in Barcelona.Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has had surgery on his right kneeRead Also: Aussie Open: Injured Federer saves seven match points in stunning comebackHe planned to return to the ATP circuit in October but continued discomfort forced him to undergo another operation.The 1.98m “Tower of Tandil” won the US Open in 2009 and silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but his career has been interrupted repeatedly by wrist injuries which forced him to undergo surgery three times.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Argentine posted a photo on social media showing him on crutches with his right leg in a brace and the caption in Spanish and English that said “time to go home to rest” and said thank you “for all the love and support you give me in these difficult times.”
USC’s Undergraduate Student Government oversees a budget of approximately $2.3 million each year. The official governing body for 19,000 students, comprised of six branches and more than 120 members, holds tremendous influence over numerous aspects of campus life. During the past two academic years, USG has negotiated legislation to ban smoking on campus, extend the add/drop deadline for classes and partner with Uber to provide students with free rides.In last year’s USG elections, only 3,162 students cast ballots — a measly 19 percent of the eligible voting population. Why do so few students seem to care about a governing system with such sway over their undergraduate experience? Our staff at the Daily Trojan sought to examine this and other pressing questions about civic engagement, political persuasion and diversity in student government at USC.Could our governing structure be in need of a dramatic overhaul? We sought input on this question from our crosstown rival UCLA, a campus where student government politics far exceed ours in both intensity and vigor. Our lead story compares USC’s senatorial government with UCLA’s highly competitive slate system, exploring the pros and cons of each approach.We went back in USG history for a timeline documenting President Edwin Saucedo’s administration, along with a story exploring the greek community’s significant role in elections. Despite USC’s long history of electing fraternity men to the highest position in student government, this trend has been on the decline as of late.In the spirit of transparency and open understanding of politics, we wanted to find out what goes on behind the scenes of a successful presidential campaign. This curiosity inspired us to profile the campaign managers behind the three presidential tickets currently running for office. What we discovered was the passion that these students demonstrate for the candidates they represent, and the amount of work they are willing to dedicate to help the rest of the student body feel the same way.Though students arguably are well aware of the impact that USG can have on their experience, many are unclear about the role of another organization: Graduate Student Government, the body that represents graduate students at USC. We spoke to GSG members to better understand the way this group works, and in the process found that one group of GSG constituents feels disconnected: students studying, working and living on the Health Sciences Campus. Our article explores how GSG representatives studying in the Keck School of Medicine of USC are working to help Keck students feel more in touch with the government that represents them.At a highly consequential time in national politics, students must learn to exercise effective civic participation at the university level. We hope the stories in this issue inspire you to discover the power of governance in our own backyard.Maral Tavitian Features Editor, Spring 2017
Forestry sectorThe President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar, has reiterated the body’s call for removing the inclusion of Value Added Tax (VAT) on forestry products. He repeated the call during the 128th Annual Awards and Dinner at the Marriott Hotel.The business community, especially those in the lumber industry, are still at oddsGCCI President, Deodat Indarwith Government’s move in implementing VAT on timber products.Indar, during his address, highlighted the wide-reaching effects of the tax measure, reminding a gathering of business owners and stakeholders that the forestry sector continues to see reduced prospects.“We have made representation in March 2017 via the Minister of Finance for the removal of VAT on all and sundry timber products; this has hurt the sector that is in a constant decline,” Indar noted.The GCCI, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Ltd (GMSA), and other civil society organisations have been engaging Government to remove the VAT from all the timber products. Indar indicated that 2016 and 2017 have seen steep decline for the sector.“This sector, at half year June 2017, declined by 18.2% from a worst single year decline in year 2016, when the industry declined by 27%. So there is huge decline in economic activity in this sector,” observed the GCCI President.Industry members have pointed out that the tax is affecting competitiveness. They note that imported substitutes have added to the challenges facing the wood processing sector.Since February 1, 2017, forest products attracting VAT have included logs, shingles, staves, lumber (rough and dressed), piles, poles, posts, spars, veneers, plywood, charcoal, firewood, wattles and manicole palm. Government, however, gave some reprieve in the 2018 budget with exemption of VAT on logs and rough lumber.It was only last week that GMSA President Shyam Nokta echoed sentiments similar to those of Indar where he observed that some measures from the 2017 budget impacted the country’s manufacturing sector by causing a reduction in cash flow for businesses. Nokta pointed out that measures such as the re-categorising of zero and standard rated items and the inclusion of VAT on forestry products and electricity have overall affected growth of the sector.United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, who commented on Guyana dropping two places on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, suggested that less red tape is needed to facilitate smoother business operations.Last month, it was reported that The World Bank highlighted a decline for conducting business in Guyana. The report for World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking for 2018 showed that Guyana slipped two places – from 124 in 2017 to 126 for 2018. Doing Business measures regulations that affect various areas regarding the life of a business, or in setting up new businesses. Some of the categories considered to determine ‘the ease of doing businesses were “starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, and trading across borders. The assessment uses various indicators to analyse economic outcomes and identify the appropriate reforms for business regulation.
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Man Utd boss Solskjaer ‘completely different’ from Mourinho explains Shawby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuke Shaw says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a completely different style of management compared to Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer replaced Mourinho last month and has won his first three games in charge.Shaw was one player who clashed with the Portuguese during his time at the club and was left out of the final four matches of his tenure.The defender told Sky Sports that he “thanks Jose for what he did for the club and for me as a person and a player”, but added: “Ole has a completely different style to his way and we are adapting to that and enjoying it and that’s the main thing.”There’s a great buzz around the place with Ole coming back in, there’s a lot of good things to look forward to.”Ole is a really positive and friendly guy and knows this club really well as he was here for many years and he knows what the club needs. He is here for six months and it’s a massive thing for him to do an amazing job and that would be great for him.”We all back him and want the best for him as much as he wants the best for us. We all have to work together and keep doing the right things and keep smiles on faces and keep winning matches.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
NEW YORK, N.Y. – In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, Facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other people they are likely to have “meaningful” conversations with — something the company laments has been lost in the sea of videos, news stories (real and fake), and viral quizzes on which “Big Bang Theory” character you are.Here are some frequently asked questions about what users and businesses might expect from the changes.__WHY IS FACEBOOK DOING THIS?CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been doing a bit of soul-searching about the negative effects his company may be having on society and its users’ psyches. He’s come a long way since November 2016, when he dismissed the notion that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the U.S. presidential election as a “pretty crazy idea .”Now it’s his personal goal for 2018 to fix the site and weed out hate, abuse, meddling by malicious nation states, while also making it more “meaningful” and less depressing for users.While he acknowledges that Facebook may never be completely free of malign influences, Zuckerberg says that the company currently makes “too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing the misuse of our tools.”The company also faces pressure from regulators in the U.S. and abroad, and a growing backlash from academics, lawmakers and even early executives and investors about the ways in which social media may be leaving us depressed, isolated, bombarded by online trolls and addicted to our phones.Facebook would much rather make changes on its own than have its hand forced by regulators — or to see disillusioned users move on to other, newer platforms.___HOW WILL IT AFFECT THE COMPANY’S BUSINESS?Facebook’s stock price dropped almost 6 per cent on Friday morning before regaining some ground. That suggests investors take Facebook seriously when it says the move will likely make users spend less time on its service. Less time, of course, means fewer advertising eyeballs at any given time.This is a huge shift for Facebook, which until recently has been laser-focused on keeping users glued to the service by offering a bevy of notifications and “engaging” but low-value material.Facebook has been doing very well financially. Its stock hit an all-time high earlier this month, and the company’s market value is more than $522 billion. Its quarterly results routinely surpass Wall Street’s expectations.So arguably the company can afford to shift its focus a bit away from quarterly profit gains and metrics like “user engagement” that get advertisers salivating. Zuckerberg already signalled this would happen late last year, when he said the company’s planned investments in preventing abuse would hurt profitability.While the changes could hurt Facebook’s business in the short term, happier users could make for better profits over the long term. At least, that’s what the company hopes.___IS THIS THE END FOR BRANDS AND PUBLISHERS ON FACEBOOK?Many news organizations, bloggers and businesses have grown reliant on Facebook to spread information — articles, videos, infomercials — to their followers without paying for ads. The changes could jeopardize that route to their audiences, though some speculate it could be a ploy to force these companies to buy more Facebook ads.“It’s obvious that the days of getting exposure as a business on Facebook are coming to an end,” said Michael Stelzner, the CEO of social media marketing company Social Media Examiner. While Facebook has made plenty of changes to its news feed algorithm in the past, he said, this time might be different.That’s because Facebook is being “far more explicit” in its wording about what sorts of posts will diminish. “It has never been this black and white,” Stelzner said.___WON’T THIS JUST REINFORCE THE “FILTER BUBBLES” THAT TRAP USERS AMONG THE LIKE-MINDED?Do you enjoy arguing with people you disagree with? Maybe, maybe not. But Facebook’s goal is to make people happier using the site — not to expose them to opposing views. So yes, this is possible.That said, company says this is how people make friends and interact with each other offline. We gravitate toward people like us. And Facebook says its own research shows that users are exposed to more divergent views on its platform than they would be otherwise. Of course, this is difficult to verify independently, since the company doesn’t often show that data to outsiders.___ARE PEOPLE REALLY GOING TO SPEND LESS TIME ON FACEBOOK?Admitting that its changes will likely reduce the time people spend on Facebook less was a big deal for the company. Video, especially, has been a big focus for the social media giant — and videos have been especially good at keeping users around. This latest move, however, will de-emphasize videos too.While it’s too early to tell what users will do, there’s little reason not to trust Facebook on this particular question.___WILL THE CHANGES MAKE PEOPLE HAPPIER OR SADDER?The jury is still out on how seeing mostly exuberant posts from friends and family affects people over time.Facebook obviously believes most of its users enjoy keeping up with what’s happening in their social circles, even if the material being shared mostly revolves around parties, vacations and other fun times while omitting life’s inevitable challenges and tedium. Sharing these moments together, Facebook reasons, deepens the connections between people, even if they can’t always be together offline.But some research and anecdotal evidence suggests that Facebook can make people feel isolated, inadequate or alienated as they experience a phenomenon known as “fear of missing out,” or FOMO. Teenagers are particularly prone to “Facebook depression” as they try to measure up to and fit in with their peers, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics .But other researchers believe how people react to Facebook depends on their personality. If you’re prone to anxiety, insecurity or already unhappy with your life, then seeing other people having fun could deepen your feelings of missing out or being left out. If you’re confident and content with your life, then seeing a friend or family member with a smile on their face could make you happy too.A recent article in Perspectives on Psychological Science concluded that already lonely people who use Facebook and other social media as a substitute for real-life relationships tend to end up feeling more isolated. But when Facebook is used to deepen friendships that have already been struck and to forge new relationships, the social network helps people feel less alone.___AP technology writer Michael Liedtke contributed from San Ramon, California.
LONDON – Energy giant BP says third-quarter earnings more than doubled as it reaped the benefits of higher oil prices and streamlined operations.Underlying replacement cost profit jumped to $3.84 billion, the highest quarterly figure in five years, from $1.87 billion in the same quarter last year. The figure, which excludes one-time items and fluctuations in the value of inventories, is the industry’s preferred gauge of earnings.Net income rose 89 per cent to $3.35 billion.Oil companies are profiting after they cut costs and sold assets to adjust to an era of lower oil prices when crude dropped below $30 a barrel in January 2016. Brent crude averaged $75.16 a barrel for the most recent quarter — 44 per cent higher than a year earlier.
NEW YORK — It may seem obvious: Companies’ computers, mobile devices and accounts need secure passwords. But many small business owners don’t take the time to educate staffers about these very basic forms of cybersecurity. And staffers may not know that their passwords could be easily guessed by hackers and cyberthieves.Whenever there’s news of a data breach at a big company, or people hear of a friend’s email being hacked, many computer users realize they need to change their passwords. It’s a good start, but not enough. A study by researchers at Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science found that it’s fairly easy to guess how people modify their passwords after a breach. The researchers used a computer program that was able about half the time to figure out what a new password was based on an existing one. A cyberthief could also use such a program. So, owners who want to increase their cybersecurity need to not only ask employees to change their passwords, but to also come up with entirely new ones — changing a password like “aardvark123” to “aardvark124” isn’t secure.But new passwords can also be problematic. Companies that make password protection software periodically release lists of the most common passwords and they include “123456” and “qwerty,” the letters in the top left-hand corner of a keyboard. “Password” is also popular as are “Iloveyou” and “starwars.” But even when computer users try to personalize their passwords, using their first names or favourite teams (the most often-used passwords in Britain included the names of soccer teams like Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea).An employee might think that a hacker will never know the name of a pet. But if cyberthieves do some searching on social media, they can find the name and figure out a password like “Fluffy123.”The IRS advises computer users to get creative and do a little free associating. For example, think of a series of items like those in your living room and create a password out of them. The IRS came up with BlueCouchFlowerBamboo. The Department of Homeland Security has a list of tips for creating passwords that can be given to employees — owners can download it from the agency’s website at https://bit.ly/2dhCdH7 .Cybersecurity experts advise against using the same password — or guessable variations of one password — for multiple accounts and devices. Employees may balk at having to remember different passwords, but keeping track of them can be simplified with password management software. It’s a bad idea for staffers to keep printed lists of their passwords in their desks.Owners who want to step up their security should consider multi-factor authentication, which requires a password and a security code sent by text or email. Many financial institutions now use multi-factor authentication for online customers. Small businesses can buy multi-factor authentication software and apps or sign up with vendors that provide the service._____For more small business news, insights and inspiration, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here: http://discover.ap.org/ssb_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenbergJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press
In a post on the Blueberry River First Nation Website Friday, the First Nation “Instead of pursuing reconciliation and negotiating a solution, we are forced to seek a court imposed order to protect our treaty rights, which may prohibit any further taking up of land in our territory until our treaty rights are met.”The First Nation claims more than 73% of our territory is within 250 metres of a clear-cut, oil and gas well, processing plan, road, dam or other industrial infrastructure.A spokesperson for the B.C. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation told the Globe and Mail they are still working to reach a settlement. “The issues we are discussing are difficult and complex, but we’ve made good progress and remain hopeful that we will still be able to reach a lasting resolution together.”A map of cumulative industrial development in the Blueberry River First Nations traditional territory. Photo by Blueberry River First Nations. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Blueberry First Nation will continue their court case against the Province of B.C. starting Monday.The provincial government announced in October of 2018 that they had reached an agreement with the Blueberry River First Nations to further adjourn a pending Treaty infringement lawsuit until April 29, 2019, to allow for continued collaboration on addressing the effects of resource development in Blueberry River traditional territory.Just over three years ago, the Blueberry River First Nations sued the B.C. government, claiming that the cumulative impact of industrial development on its traditional territory has breached the government’s obligations under Treaty 8. The First Nation claims that its members are no longer able to exercise their treaty rights as originally intended.
NEW DELHI: Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai on Monday held a meeting with the volunteers, MLA and the MP candidate of Lok Sabha Balbir Singh Jakhar from West Delhi to plan the Lok Sabha campaign strategy. The party leaders from all the assembly constituencies which come under West Delhi were present in the meeting. The West Delhi is the only seat for the AAP where the AAP could not start much of ground-level campaign as the earlier Lok Sabha prabhari resigned for health issues. “The party will strengthen the ground level work and the candidate has a strong base in the are which will be helpful for us. The party has noted all the major issues from the area and we will start working on the issues,” said a leader.The AAP on Sunday declared its last candidate in Delhi for the Lok Sabha polls, with a senior leader saying the announcement was made seeing the Congress’s “irresponsible and indecisive” attitude towards an alliance. Balbir Singh Jakhar will be the Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate for the West Delhi parliamentary seat.