QPR fans on Twitter react to possible Morrison move

first_imgMany QPR fans on Twitter want Ravel Morrison signed up after news he is training with the club.Morrison ended the 2013-14 season at Rangers – on loan from West Ham – and helped them reach the Championship play-offs.The 23-year-old is currently under contract at Lazio but is free to train with other clubs – and many R’s supporters are hoping the club offer him a deal.@WestLondonSport 😍😍😍😍😍👍 absolutely yes what a player if Ollie can sort him out then he’ll yeah @morrisonravel— Deano Fry (@dean_fry9) January 27, 2017@WestLondonSport if Ollie can get his head right I’d take him in a heart beat, boy has serious ability 🙏🏻🙏🏻— RangersBoy_8 (@Simon_Corley) January 27, 2017Happy to take a punt on @morrisonravel well worth a gamble #gamechanger #QPR— Darren Smith (@Dazzmo1902) January 27, 2017Would take @morrisonravel back to QPR in a heart beat.— Daniel Kruck (@danielkruck) January 27, 2017Would love Ravel back, exactly what we need- get it done #QPR @morrisonravel— ADAM WILLDEN (@awillden7) January 27, 2017Ravel Morrison back in training with QPR. SIGN HIM UP— Luke (@LukeAnthonyKett) January 27, 2017would love ravel morrison back #qpr— Wines (@Wines94) January 27, 2017Ravel Morrison – hearing all about this baggage….can’t remember the last time he got in trouble…or caused a manager an issue— Daniel D (@DoddsyBaby) January 27, 2017Holloway will get best out of Ravel. No doubting his talent & obviously likes the club to come back. Good deal. #QPR— Chris (@CRWorthing) January 27, 2017However, there were a few dissenting voices who were concerned about the midfielder’s perceived attitude problems.Personally I’d have no problem if #RavelMorrison never played for #QPR again #RightSor— QPR REPORT (@QPRReport) January 27, 2017I don’t think Ravel Morrison is a risk we need to be taking.#QPR— Deano Baggio (@DiscoDean7) January 26, 2017We’re about a year late in signing Ravel Morrison— Joshua Hodges (@Joshuaqpr) January 27, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa’s CSIR celebrates 70 years of research

first_img13 October 2015The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and at its annual two day conference, held on 8 and 9 October, the focus was on the impact and breakthroughs the organisation has had over the past seven decades.Besides hosting the conference, the CSIR is also educating the public on its work and achievements via radio, print and television broadcasts.The CSIR is one of the leading science and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy.Advertising campaignPhase two of its advertising campaign started on 12 October, according to Tendani Tsedu, the group’s spokesperson. “This is the first advertising campaign for the CSIR. We wanted to show the public how the work that is being done by the CSIR affects them on a daily basis,” he explained.It falls under the Ideas that Work initiative. In one of the videos, the narrator asks the question: “What if there were people who were quietly working to make your life better, without you even knowing?”Watch one of the advertisements being shown on South African television channels till 10 December:Tsedu said the aim of the advertising was to show the impact of the CSIR’s research on society, industry and other sectors. “Another factor (for the advertising) was to increase the visibility of the CSIR and also to attract young people towards science. We want them to know that science is fun and exciting.”In just one recent innovation, in 2013 CSIR researchers developed the world’s first digital laser. It was regarded as a milestone in laser technology and could spur future laser-related innovations.The team found that laser beams could be digitally controlled from within a laser device. Their findings were published in the prestigious Nature Communications journal, on 2 August 2013.Find out how to make the CSIR your career choice:The conferenceThe CSIR’s 5th conference was attended last week by 1 500 delegates, said Tsedu. Guests included Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, members of the science and technology portfolio committee, research partners such as Eskom, Transnet and the South African National Defence Force, and university students.Speaking on the first day, Ramaphosa said that continuous investment in research and development was critical for South Africa to achieve the goals of its National Development Plan (NDP).“The NDP says that science and technology must be used to address some of the problems in education, health and economic development, and it must facilitate access to information and knowledge,” said Ramaphosa.Watch the deputy president explain why the government will invest in solution- driven technology:Research out of the labAt the conference, CSIR scientists presented their work to the public. About 20 exhibitions covered energy, health, defence, built environment, ICT, natural environment and industry. Tendani Tsedu of CSIR said during their 5th Conference the scientists had an opportunity to present their work to the public. (Image: Supplied)“They had a chance to take the research out of the lab and discuss it in an open forum,” said Tsedu. “The robust debates and engagement with the industry, government departments, businesses and other science councils were inspiring and constructive.“Those who attended (the conference) now have a better idea of what is the CSIR and how can they use science to solve issues that they are facing,” he added.Another highlight was the launch of a commercial product with Nestle South Africa. The CSIR teamed up with the Agriculture Research Council, Nestle and University of Fort Hare to develop Maggi 2 Minute Noodles with morogo, or African spinach. This product, which is already available in supermarkets, is a good example of what can be achieved if private and public companies work together to address issues such as unemployment and poverty.Delegates tweeted about the sessions:@CSIR Dr Busisiwe Vilakazi is the last Health speaker of the #CSIRConference #CSIR70 All speakers have been excellent pic.twitter.com/RudpOUeHin— Lyndi Jonker (@lyndi_j) October 9, 2015#CSIRConference . Really enjoying hearing about the great research projects CSIR is doing. Makes me a proud South African— Barry Dwolatzky (@BarryDwolatzky) October 8, 2015@rulanho getting ready to demo some of the cool apps entrepreneurs & innovators have built @mlabsa #csirconference pic.twitter.com/pjbcDsKLiD— mLab Southern Africa (@mlabsa) October 8, 2015Interesting sessions“The focus was on the research that the CSIR is doing to find a cure for malaria,” Tsedu explained about the health session. The conference also looked at research on food to be used in school feeding schemes, e-health and “many other exciting work in this field”.Prof Lynn Morris, the head of the HIV virology laboratories in the Centre of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, was a speaker. She gave a keynote address titled “Towards an antibody- based HIV vaccine.”Source: South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

Young Kroonstad train tragedy heroes nominated for National Order

first_imgThe story of two brave young Free State boys rescuing passengers during the recent Shosholoza Meyl train tragedy, has struck a chord with South Africans. The two have been nominated to receive official recognition for their bravery.Young South African heroes Mokoni Chaka and Evert du Preez are lifelong friends who instinctively stepped up to help rescue passengers during the January 2018 Hennenman–Kroonstad train accident. (Image: eNCA YouTube)CD AndersonFollowing a recent interview on the actuality programme Carte Blanche with Mokoni Chaka and Evert du Preez, there has been growing support for the boys to receive the National Order of Mendi for Bravery. The two friends were among the first people to arrive at the accident scene and rescue victims of the Hennenman–Kroonstad train tragedy on 4 January 2018. The crash claimed the lives of 21 passengers, with more than 250 injured.Evert is the son of farmer Willie du Preez, and Mokoni is the son of the  Du Preez farm’s foreman, Tshepo Chaka. The two have been lifelong friends on the Free State farm, with Evert’s mother describing the two 12-year-olds as “inseparable from a young age”.This bond was exemplified in the frantic English-Afrikaans-Sesotho linguistic shorthand the two used when describing the accident in an on-the-scene interview with eNCA News. The interview turned them into a much-needed feelgood viral hit.In the more recent Carte Blanche interview, the boys calmly describe – still in their fluid mix of languages – seeing the initial crash and instinctively joining adults in racing to the scene to help rescue efforts. The boys helped to move several small children and women through broken train windows and later helped by supplying water and food to survivors and rescue crew.The story struck a chord with many South Africans, including Renier Schoeman, the commissioner for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities. Closely following the story of the boys in the news, Schoeman, who was deputy minister of education from 1994 to 1996, promptly put their names forward for this year’s National Orders. Support for the nomination is growing on social media.Tweets about evert mokoni “I served in the first cabinet of President Nelson Mandela [in 1994],” Schoeman told Carte Blanche, “and I saw how committed he had been to not only the children of South Africa, but also the idea of reconciliation between South Africans.”He believed that the strong bond of friendship between the two boys demonstrated that Madiba ideal and, vitally, inspired their shared act of bravery. The two, he said, should be recognised not only for their actions in the aftermath of the crash, but for also representing what South Africans could do together through friendship and understanding.Evert told Carte Blanche that he and Mokoni were proud about what they had done. “We hope we have set an example for the people of South Africa to not only think about themselves, but also [about] the people next to them.”Schoeman said bravery was always an act of instinct and selflessness. “These boys could have just walked away from the crisis, but together they decided to help… It is that sort of can-do and positive attitude that gives South Africans reasons to be optimistic about the future of the country.”Watch the full Carte Blanche insert here.Read more about the country’s National Order awards: South Africa’s National Orders2017 National Orders recipients2016 National Orders recipientsSource: eNCA, Carte BlancheWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Build Profit Not DMCA Suits: YouTube and the Wedding March

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#NYT#web An unconventional wedding march in Saint Paul, Minnesota, sent sparks across the web. Not only was it a celebration of couple Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz’s eternal union, but it was a shift in how copyright owners can interact with unlicensed content users. After being uploaded to YouTube only 12 days ago, an elaborate wedding dance routine to Chris Brown’s “Forever” has already garnered more than 12 million views. And according to the YouTube blog, rather than blocking usage of their unlicensed property, Sony instead used Google’s tracking tools to monetize. After content owners provide Google with copies of their assets and ownership agreements, YouTube’s matching engine detects protected works and displays them in a partner dashboard. In the past, rights owners like Warner Music have used the automated ContentID feature to block unlicensed usage including, in extreme cases, serving DMCA take-down notices to machinima makers and amateur singers. In February, the Electronic Frontiers Foundation criticized the system, arguing that it failed to recognize fair use remixing. Said spokesman Fred von Lohmann, “Soon it may be off limits to remix anything with snippets of our shared mass media culture — music, TV, movies, jingles, commercials. That would be a sad irony — copyright being used to stifle an exciting new wellspring of creativity, rather than encourage it.”Nevertheless, in the case of this wedding video, Sony (copyright owners of Forever) chose to capitalize on the clip’s success rather than blocking the file. They added a simple pop-up overlay that offers users a chance to purchase the song from iTunes or Amazon. According to YouTube, in the last week, the year-old song has risen to #4 on the iTunes charts and #3 on Amazon. To Google’s glee, Sony’s success in working with users is likely to inspire other copyright owners to rethink their past actions with DMCA take-down notices. And this would be a welcome change for many. Take downs have shown a history of hurting user morale, reducing valuable community content and decreasing channels of monetization for content hosts. In the case of the wedding video, while it’s obvious that Sony made money, YouTube has likely earned profit from AdWords as well as referral revenue from Amazon and iTunes. Because Sony left the wedding video up, the community continues to receive free hosting and feedback, the copyright owners profit from their licensed goods, YouTube earns new revenue, and the remix community continues to proliferate. Since last week, some of the remixes and re-creations include the Divorce Entrance Dance, a WIS-TV anchor version and the couple’s own appearance on the Today Show. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshirolast_img read more

A Bias for Action and Locus of Control

first_imgThe organizational development class I was taking at Harvard Business School included a group project. The project was based on a scenario in which all the members of the group were in a hypothetical plane crash in what the script called “the Canadian swamplands.”The exercise required each member of the group to look at a list of resources available and put them in order based on their importance to survival. The list included things like the tires from the plane’s landing gear, pills that would purify water, matches, the fuel from the aircraft, and about 15 other items.Each member of the group was to share their ranking with their team and make one single decision: Do you stay put and wait for help, or do you attempt to cross the 50 miles of “Canadian swamplands,” and make it to the nearest town.As we ranked the items, we learned from each other. I ranked the pills that would purify water as my number one resource. One of the members of my group, however, was a doctor, and he insisted that in the Canadian area where we were stranded, the water was cleaner than almost any water found on earth. He said to throw the pills away. We all went through the exercise of discussing each item and re-ranking them based on the knowledge of the entire group. We were smarter together than we were alone. (Out of 125 or so people, no one had a worse first ranking of these items than me, and no one had a greater improvement after re-ranking them with their peers).That learning outcome by itself would’ve been enough, but we still had to answer the question as to whether or not to stay put or attempt to cross 50 miles of harsh terrain. Of the 10 or so people in the group, only one of us suggested that we cross the 50 miles together. That one person was me. I have a strong bias for action.At the time I was taking this class, I was routinely riding a bicycle 100 miles every Saturday and another 75 or more miles every Sunday, in addition to what I rode throughout the week. Fifty miles is a long way to walk, and over tough terrain, it would be even worse. I believed it could be done, and argued that the tires from the airplane and the rope we had recovered from the plane crash would allow us to cross the water safely. But my peers argued vociferously against my plan. They won the argument, but I negotiated that we would wait three days, and then we would walk together to the closest town.The Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who showed up on a videotape to describe our situation and what the right choices were suggested that we would have likely been lost and died had we tried to cross the 50 miles. He said it was better and more likely that we would have been found had we simply waited to be rescued. Honestly, I am not very good at waiting. Riding 100+ miles dressed in lycra with only water and a few energy bars would have given me the confidence to give it a go and start walking, even though I liked the idea of catching the tires on fire to generate enough smoke to allow rescuers to locate my team.As I am reading Charles Duhigg’s new book, Smarter, Faster, Better, I am reminded that a “bias for action” and a “locus of control,” (believing that you have a choice and can complete some arduous task) is the foundation of motivation. When we win deals, we talk about what we did to win, as if it was all our volition. When we lose deals, we pretend that certain factors beyond our control caused our loss, that we were powerless. The problem with believing that forces beyond your control are what causes your losses is disempowering. It means that you have no control, that you have to sit passively while the world acts on you.The time to take the actions that ensure you win deals-or greatly improve your chances—is now. The time to deal without whatever obstacle you believe will cause you to lose is before you have lost. No one is coming to rescue you and your deal. You are going to have to save yourself. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Pep Guardiola: I have no money!

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Pep Guardiola: I have no money!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he has no money to spend in January.It’s been suggested Guardiola is seeking a new centre-half signing for the winter market.But the manager insists: “It’s not up to me, but we can’t buy anyone in January.”We do not have the money to deposit large amounts. That didn’t work in the summer, so not in the winter either.“We will do it with the players that we have. With Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Eric Garcia and the new players in the youth academy. We have young talented players that we can count on.” He added: “Vinny (Kompany) had a great personality and he was very helpful to me and the entire club. But he has decided to go to Anderlecht and we must continue.” last_img read more

Researchers discover key factors behind intestinal inflammation in CVID patients

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Nov 14 2018Oregon State University researchers have discovered two key factors behind the intestinal inflammation that plagues people suffering from a disorder that affects their immune system.The findings, published in Clinical Immunology, are important because common variable immunodeficiency, known as CVID, afflicts hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.A significant proportion of them will have potentially life-threatening intestinal problems that include improper absorption of nutrients, particularly fat.CVID patients aren’t able to produce enough antibodies, Y-shaped proteins that mark invaders such as viruses and bacteria for destruction by the immune system. That means those people are highly susceptible to infection that often leads to chronic conditions, especially in their lungs, ears and sinuses.Related StoriesResearchers one step closer to unmasking the cause of familial MSFibrinogen a key player in health and disease, says new studyHow an orchestra of neurons control hunger pangsIn roughly 90 percent of the cases, CVID’s cause is an undetermined mix of genetic triggers; the other 10 percent have a known genetic cause.Overall, about 15 percent of CVID sufferers will end up with intestinal inflammation that will show up as weight loss associated with severe diarrhea.Researchers led by Andrey Morgun of the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy and Natalia Shulzhenko of Oregon State’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine used a novel computational approach called transkingdom network analysis to determine that a particular bacterium, Acinetobacter baumannii, is one of the main microbes responsible for CVID enteropathy.”That bacterium had not been previously found to cause intestinal illness,” said Morgun, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.The study, which involved 15 patients and several control subjects, also showed that CVID patients with enteropathy have dramatically lower levels of immunoglobulin A – the main antibody of the mucous membranes – in the tissue of their duodenum than do CVID patients who don’t have enteropathy. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine, just beyond the stomach.”This finding strongly suggests that CVID patients with enteropathy exhibit more mucosal immunodeficiency than those without and are therefore more at risk for a form of gut infection that could cause intestinal inflammation,” Morgun said.Source: https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/researchers-identify-factors-behind-small-intestine-inflammation-immunodeficiency-patientslast_img read more

Amid blackout scare stories remember that a grid without power cuts is

first_imgAs part of this exercise, AEMO forecasts the expected unserved energy in each region over the coming decade. Importantly, the base forecast only assumes “existing and committed projects.” Committed projects are essentially new generation assets that are fully financed. It also doesn’t include the temporary diesel generators installed in SA last summer, or the efforts to procure emergency reserves through the “Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader”. These measures further reduce the likelihood of involuntary load shedding. Simply put, the statement forecasts the expected unserved energy over the next decade, if there is no further investment and the market operator fails to procure emergency reserves. Granted, this year’s report does shows an increased risk of unserved energy, compared with last year. In Victoria, this is primarily due to an increase in the forced outage rate assumptions for ageing brown coal plants.But the report also notes that AEMO expects the reliability standard to be maintained in NSW, Victoria and SA every year for the next decade, in the neutral scenario of its “Integrated System Plan” (ISP).The level of unserved energy in Victoria is forecast to fall to within the reliability standard. AEMO says this is due to the substantial volume of additional new intermittent generation developed in Victoria to meet the state’s renewable energy target, and additional interconnection called for within the ISP scenarios.What about blackouts?The media and politicians have seized on the “one-in-three chance of a blackout.” And it’s true: AEMO did indeed report a one-in-three chance of unserved energy in Victoria this summer. Citation: Amid blackout scare stories, remember that a grid without power cuts is impossible… and expensive (2018, August 27) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-blackout-stories-grid-power-impossible.html Forecast USE outcomes – ISP Neutral development plans. AEMO 2018, Electricity Statement of Opportunities Forecast USE outcomes – neutral demand, only existing and committed projects. AEMO 2018, Electricity Statement of Opportunities Sources of supply interruptions in the NEM: 2007-08 to 2015-16. AEMC 2017, Reliability Frameworks Review, Interim Report (page 54) Last Friday the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released its annual Electricity Statement of Opportunities. This was widely (and inaccurately) reported as predicting widespread blackouts. Explore further Unserved energy in the NEM: 2007-08 to 2016-17. AEMC 2018, 2017 Annual Market Performance Review (xvii) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Let’s have a look at what the reliability requirements actually are, and what AEMO’s Electricity Statement of Opportunities does and doesn’t say about the situation.Leaving aside the majority of blackouts due to faults or incidents, there are also some relatively rare times when there is simply not enough generation or transmission capacity to meet demand. This leads to “involuntary load shedding,” which is where certain customers’ energy demands go unmet – which they would experience as a blackout. This unmet energy demand is referred to as “unserved energy.”In the National Electricity Market, we have a reliability standard which specifies that expected unserved energy should not exceed 0.002% of total energy consumption in any region in any financial year. In other words, the system is expected to deliver at least 99.998% of the energy demanded by consumers. Historically, our grid has generally passed this standard with flying colours. Anyone who’s ever suffered the frustration of a power cut might ask why the reliability standard isn’t 100.000%. But building an infallible system – to the extent that it is even possible – would be hugely expensive. To do it, we would need enough capacity to supply every conceivable power demand scenario, no matter how outlandish. What does AEMO’s statement say?The annual Electricity Statement of Opportunities is intended to inform the market about when and where new generation is expected to be needed. This allows project developers to sharpen their pencils, develop and commit to new power projects. As the title of the report suggestions, it reveals opportunities for new investment. Provided by The Conversation Musk’s record-breaking battery officially launches in Australia But this figure is misleading when taken out of context. While there is a fair chance that some energy demand will go unserved, AEMO’s report also predicts that it will be below 0.002%, thus meeting the reliability standard.There is actually always a chance of some unserved energy. As discussed above, the aim isn’t to have no power cuts at all, but to keep them to an economically acceptable level. The fevered commentary misses this crucial nuance. But if it sells a few more newspapers, what’s the harm, right?Well, here’s the harm. Beating up the likelihood and significance of blackouts has real cost implications, as we have seen over the past decade through the gold-plating of “poles and wires.” Last month the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released a report that specifically said “large cost increases in NSW and Queensland were due to the imposition of high network reliability standards on distributors in those states.” These high reliability standards were imposed after a series of minor blackouts in 2004-05.The Productivity Commission also addressed this issue in its 2013 review of network regulation, which blamed rising power bills on “political responses to isolated major blackouts, rather than systemic problems.” At a time when electricity prices are front-page news, unfounded hysteria about the risk of blackouts risks subjecting customers to yet more gold-plating. The community deserves to know the actual costs of improving our already highly reliable electricity system, rather than being fed fearful stories about the lights going out. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The Sydney Morning Herald reported “a one in three chance of power failure in Victoria unless immediate action is taken,” a prospect described by Victoria’s opposition energy spokesman David Southwick as “completely unacceptable”. In Adelaide, The Advertiser reported that South Australia faces a one-in-ten chance of forced blackouts this summer.Unfortunately, the commentary around AEMO’s annual statement has become increasingly misleading and irresponsible over time. The media reporting and public comments are tacitly or even explicitly advocating for the generation system to be “gold-plated,” which would come at great expense to consumers. Reliability and “unserved energy”Reliability, as defined in the National Electricity Market, is a measure of the ability of the grid and its associated electricity generation infrastructure to meet consumers’ demand.But the vast majority of power outages experienced by customers do not fall under this definition. Some 97% of blackouts are caused by faults or other incidents on the network, rather than a failure to install enough capacity to meet reliability standards. The blackouts that hit customers in New South Wales and Victoria over the weekend were perhaps inevitably described in parts of the media as a “dramatic reminder” to new Prime Minister Scott Morrison of the importance of addressing energy policy. But of course it is hard to legislate against lightning, which in this case triggered two interstate interconnector cables to trip and cause blackouts.last_img read more

Catalonia leader to be tried over separatist propaganda during election

first_imgMany of the politicians and civil leaders involved in a failed push for secession for the wealthy region two years ago were subsequently arrested, and are now awaiting the decision of the courts, or fled the country and live in self-imposed exile.Spain was plunged into its worst political crisis in decades in 2017 when the then-government of Catalonia called a referendum on secession and then unilaterally declared independence, actions that were both ruled illegal by the constitutional court.The central government invoked a constitutional law to take over the regional authority and called an election, however pro-secessionist parties won a majority and put Torra, a pro-independence activist, in as regional leader. In a letter to the electoral body that made the order, Torra said in March he would not remove the ribbons as he had a duty to respect the right to freedom of expression of public employees. Polls show around half of the electorate in Catalonia supports independence while the other half wishes to stay within Spain. (Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Frances Kerry) World 13 Jun 2019 Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end Related News World 23 Apr 2019 Spanish general election candidates clash over Catalonia Related Newscenter_img World 14 Apr 2019 Spain’s Sanchez hardens position on Catalonia ahead of election MADRID (Reuters) – The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Quim Torra, will be tried for disobedience after he failed to obey an order to remove separatist propaganda from public offices during election campaigning, the regional court said on Friday. During campaigning for national and local elections in April and May regional leaders were required to remove partisan messages from public offices. But Torra continued to display yellow ribbons – a protest against the jailing of Catalan independence leaders – from government buildings. He could be removed from office for up to two years for failing to comply with the order. The court announced its intention to try him in a tweet.Torra has said he disobeyed because the order was at odds with a resolution adopted by the Catalan parliament and the character of the yellow ribbons was open to subjective interpretation. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Getting into the groove of the night

first_imgThe Sons of Adam pay tribute to Carlos Santana at Level 9 on July 27 as part of Race Two, Lap Two of Karamjit Singh’s Rally Thru The Valley of Rock. MONDAYBACKYARD28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,Taman Sri Hartamas, KL Metro News 20 Apr 2019 Getting into the rhythms of the night Metro News 22 Jun 2019 Getting into the groove after dark Metro News 29 Jun 2019 Turning on the rhythms of the night Tel: 03-6201 0318 Backyard has been kicking out the jams for over two decades and shows no signs of slowing down on the action. Monday nights are usually pretty low-key but there is definitely more in store as the week rolls along.BATS18-GF & 18-1, Jalan Telawi 2,Bangsar, KLServing up a double-header, Bats does not disappoint. Downstairs, the Bistro is open from 8am for an all-day-dining experience, while upstairs, in the Club, the stage is set for some magical fun after dark when the bands live it up. Monday nights are DJ nights so there’s no band but what they have will not fail to disappoint.DOUBLE UP BISTROMezzanine Floor, G07-G09,Kelana Damansara Suite, Jalan SS6/2, PJAnother new hotspot in the heart of Kelana Jaya, with a lounge-like feel and comfortable seating all around. A great place to chill out, and there’s live music most nights, with a selection of bands carefully curated by Mizan to set the night on fire.TEN125, Jalan Gasing, PJIt’s back to the regular programming but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a boring night out as Ten keeps it crazy from the stage.MANDOLINPlaza Glomac Kelana Jaya, PJTel: 03-7885 9110 / 7886 8434A good place to chill out and groove with the sounds of the band stirring things up.ONLINE32, Jalan SS20/10,Damansara Kim, PJTel: 03-7728 0532Online is one of those special places where your cares seem to just melt away on taking your first step inside. Chekdet entertains on Monday evenings. OVERFLOW BISTRO AND PUB6, Jalan SS22/21,Damansara Jaya, PJA new kid on the block, Overflow serves up six nights of great music for the fans. Expect some familiar faces on the scene as well as a few surprises at this joint.ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BAR42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KLWhen you get the feeling that everything’s going right, it’s got to be about Karma with Mathan and Arab teaming up for a blast alongside Lynn and Mira.ROCK BOTTOM BANGSAR3&5, Jalan Telawi 2,Bangsar, KLMonday nights are all about Mizan and Kyra as they get down to sing out strong for the crowd in the heart of Bangsar. WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAY108, Ground Floor, Block B3,Leisure Commerce Square,Jalan PJS 8/9, Bandar SunwayTel: 03-7877 1888Where Else is a hotspot for pool that also knows how to keep the party beats alive with musicians appearing on stage. Now, the Bluez Bugs get into the thick of things on Monday nights as they rock the crowd.TUESDAY3 MONKEYS2, Jalan Kasuarina 3,Bandar Botanic, KlangTel: 03-3318 2278Hometown hero Gerard Singh is back in action out in Klang for his regular Tuesday night gig.AFTERWERKScott Garden,Jalan Kelang Lama, KLTel: 03-7982 0700Tuesday nights in Afterwerk are for couples with 2 For The Road taking the stage to spice up the evening.BACKYARDFor a taste of something completely different, check out Arumugam goes to Alabama for a blast of fusion vibes with a dose of the sitar and tabla.BATSTuesdays are going to be a fun night out in Bats with Sherman Tan bringing the forces of K-Oz home to roost in Bats from 9.30pm onwards. Expect everything from evergreen numbers to today’s top hits, delivered in a way that only Sherman and his crew know how to do.ONLINETam the troubadour lives it up in Online on Tuesday nights, serving up some magic with just his guitar and his voice.ROCK BOTTOM KITCHEN & BARTuesday night everything goes Sky High in Rock Bottom over in Changkat Bukit Bintang.ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARGet set for a bit of Double Trouble with the Net Baker Band.WEDNESDAYAFTERWERKFor something a little different, explore some Cantopop vibrancy with the Duo out in Old Klang Road.THE BARREL IRISH PUB32, Jalan Kasuarina 11/7,Bandar Botanic, Klang.Tel: 03-3318 9153There’s another hotspot brewing out in Klang. On Wednesday nights, the Double J Band entertains.BATSIt’s Ladies Night in the heart of Bangsar and Bats has just the band to keep the party going. Kaya is on stage for a blast.RED PENGUIN88a, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi 2, TTDI, Kuala LumpurAnother new hospot in town, the Red Penguin is just starting up but it has some good vibes on offer. Wednesday nights see the veteran Victor M on stage in the heart of TTDI.TOM, DICK & HARRY’S OASISR-13A, Jalan PJU 1A/7A,Central Piazza Oasis, Ara Damansara, PJTel: 03-7859 7858Alan Murillon continues to thrill the crowd but this time he has Mark V in tow to turn up the heat after dark.WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAYIt’s all about the blues on Wednesday nights in Where Else, with some great things happening from the stage.THURSDAYBATSSherman Tan and K-Oz are back in the saddle for more of their familiar favourites.HANGOVERD-37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,2, Jalan 19/1, PJOn Thursday nights, be sure to join 9 Lives as they team up with veteran showman Arab to set the night on fire in Petaling Jaya.ROCK BOTTOM BANGSARIt’s Ladies Night and Rock Bottom keeps the party going with all-girl group Astra Malaysia getting into the groove of things from the stage.FRIDAYAFTERWERKThe MIB band are in the house to provide a dose of Bornean magic on stage. Related News Tags / Keywords: ALEXISLot 10 & 11,Great Eastern Mall,303, Jalan Ampang, KLTel: 03-4260 2288 Next week, it’s pretty much the regular fare at Alexis but fans of Elton John can look forward to July 26 when ROZZ is in the house to pay tribute to the Rocketman.BACKYARDFriday nights are always good nights in the Backyard with Union, taking it to the 1980s.BATS Friday nights are made for fun with the Fame’d project band getting into the groove in Telawi’s party zone central.HANGOVER PJSoul Statue rules the stage in Hangover PJ every Friday. Fresh from the launch of their first EP, the band is thrilled to keep on rocking.TOM, DICK & HARRY’S OASISRockers Hydra are in the house to blow your socks off as only they know how to. TENFor a dose of rocking good fun, head down to Ten for the Eurasian Trio as they rock the vibe in a way that only they can.WHERE ELSE @ SUNWAYOn Friday nights, it’s more rock and blues as a selection of bands plays it up on rotation in the heart of Sunway.SATURDAYALEXISTonight, Rachel Guerzo keeps it real in the heart of Ampang as she joins her trio for a night of jazzy vibes.BACKYARDSoul Statue is back in the house for their regular Saturday night gig in the heart of Sri Hartamas.THE BARREL IRISH PUBOn Saturday nights, Higher Ground gets into groove at the Barrel.COBRA CLUBLorong Utara B, Section 52, Petaling JayaIt’s not just a rugby club but also a place to chill and unwind.HANGOVER PJTwo more Saturdays left to catch the Hillary Ang Project on stage, as the legendary guitarist pulls out a stop alongside some of his friends.LEVEL 9 29, Jalan USJ1/1A, Regalia Business Centre, Subang JayaLegendary rally driver Karamjit Singh knows a thing about rock and roll so when he decides to put together a series, you know it’s going to be fun. Tonight, Karamjit’s Rally Thru The Valley of Rock Race Two, Lap Two continues in Subang with a special tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, or CCR as some of you might know the band as. The Band of Brothers will be pulling out all the stops to get some country rock grooves going on. On July 27, the Sons of Adam will be featured as they pay tribute to another legend, Santana, as the go the Latin-themed rock route.ONLINEThis week, the Temple of Rock gets back into the groove with Sharin screaming from the stage with the rest of his Trio. SUNDAYBACKYARDThe DoubleAze duo are back on stage in Backyard to entertain with two guitars to groove. Central Region , On tap Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Rachel Guerzo sings out strong with some great jazzy vibes at Alexis KL.last_img read more