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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MMA star Jones fined $205,000, license revoked over drug test Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large PLAY LIST 05:52Court orders arrest of Maguindanao massacre accused still at large14:41Andal Ampatuan Jr., kin guilty for Maguindanao massacre of 57 people05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Both show Jordan leaping with his legs extended outward toward a basketball hoop with a ball above his head.Nike used its photo for the “Jumpman” logo — a silhouetted image of Jordan in the leaping pose in its photograph.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRentmeester photographed Jordan while he played at the University of North Carolina. His photograph appeared in Life Magazine in a photo essay featuring U.S. athletes competing in the 1984 Summer Olympics.An email to a law firm representing Rentmeester wasn’t immediately returned. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew File – In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, The Michael Jordan “Jumpman” logo is shown on merchandise at the Charlotte Hornets’ NBA basketball fan store in Charlotte, N.C. A federal appeals court says an iconic Nike logo of a leaping Michael Jordan did not violate the copyright of an earlier photograph of the basketball star. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, that the logo was based on a photograph of Jordan by Nike that was inspired by a 1984 photo by Jacobus Rentmeester. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An iconic Nike logo of a leaping Michael Jordan that the company has used to market billions of dollars of merchandise didn’t violate the copyright of an earlier photograph of the basketball star, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.The logo was based on a photograph taken by someone Nike hired. That photo was “obviously inspired” by a 1984 photo by Jacobus Rentmeester, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. But the court in a 2-1 decision said the photos are unmistakably different in key elements.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City While the poses in Nike and Rentmeester’s photos are similar — Jordan in a leaping motion inspired by a ballet move — Rentmeester’s copyright does not give him a monopoly on that concept, Judge Paul Watford, writing for the majority, said.Among the significant differences in the two photos are the position of Jordan’s legs, the background and lighting, Watford said.“Just as Rentmeester made a series of creative choices in the selection and arrangement of the elements in his photograph, so too Nike’s photographer made his own distinct choices in that regard,” Watford wrote.The ruling affirmed a lower court decision dismissing Rentmeester’s 2015 lawsuit against Nike.  /mufADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

first_img– says due process must be followed for MP, PAC ChairEven the Government, by way of Cabinet spokesperson and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, is of the view that due process must be followed for Opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali when it comes to the constitutional offices he holds.Nineteen politically trumped-up charges were on Wednesday instituted against Ali by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), in a move the parliamentary Opposition and the International Centre for Democracy (ICD) have criticised and deemed “victimisation of a political opponent”.However, Ali sits as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which reviews the Auditor General’s reports and calls officials to account based onMinister of State Joseph Harmondiscrepancies the Audit Office highlights.At his post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday, Harmon assured that Ali’s post as Chairman of the PAC is secure under the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty.’“When the Parliament meets and the committee meets, the processes in the Parliament will determine that (recusing himself),” Harmon said.“I believe that we have a system of laws in Guyana where someone is innocent until proven guilty… So in fact if there is any need for any form of action, it will be guided by that basic principle of how we act and how we behave in public life… but I would not want to venture any further comment on the matter, since it is engaging the attention of the courts,” he added.Ali, who once served as Housing Minister under the previous Administration, was arrested at his Georgetown home at about 04:00h on Wednesday morning and taken to SOCU’s headquarters.He was interrogated after which he was taken to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where the charges were read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.After representation by several high profile lawyers, including former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Priya Manikchand, Davendra Kissoon and Sase Gunraj, the Opposition Member of Parliament was released on self-bail.Nevertheless, the arrest and subsequent charges stemmed from the sale and transfer of lands located in Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara (ECD), commonlyFormer Housing Minister and Opposition frontbencher Irfaan Aliknown as “Pradoville 11”.Political victimisationThe ICD, a non-government organisation, made up of Caribbean nationals but stationed in the New York Diaspora, subsequently expressed disappointment with the increasing evidence of “political victimisation” by the governing A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government against the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).“These legal manipulations to victimise political opponents at a time when people are worried about free and fair elections in 2020 do not inspire confidence that the Government has intentions for a strengthening of democracy in Guyana,” a statement from the ICD said.While acknowledging that it is the obligation of every Government to protect national assets and that every Government must act to prosecute those Government officials that deliberately convert national assets for personal gains, they feel the coalition has not been doing that.“However, the behaviour of APNU/AFC in charging former Government officials since May 2015 in Guyana appears to be more of a political witch-hunt rather than a transparent and legal process consistent with protecting national assets,” it observed.The ICD said it has monitored with dismay the worrying intensification of bullying, political harassment and intimidation in Guyana. The political victimisation carried out against senior members of the PPP and well-known supporters of that party.The ICD said it sees the charges against Ali and those against other senior members, like Nandlall, as strictly political and as a deliberate act of witch-hunting. “While we have tried to be objective as we support building a democratic society in Guyana and other countries around the world, we view the situation in Guyana as a weakening of the democratic fabric.”The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was singled out by the ICD as being the lead law enforcement organisation that has been engaged in this type of activity. Reference was made to Ali’s recent arrest. The organisation said it was clearly spurious criminal charges that are aimed towards amplifying the ongoing setting of political harassment and intimidation.last_img read more

first_imgRoisin Shorthall with Sorcha Ni Dhomnaill and Martin McGettigan.The Donegal Association Dublin held their annual mass for deceased members of the Association and their families, on Sunday 17th November at the Regency Hotel. A large crowd attended which was celebrated by Fr. Michael McCullagh.Afterwards, the fourth Fr. McDyer Memorial Lecture was delivered by Róisín Shortall TD. Róisín Shortall is an Independent T.D. for Dublin North West. She was first elected to the Dáil in 1992 and was re-elected at every election since. Mrs. Shortall began by saying how honoured she was to address the Donegal Association given her own strong connections and how Donegal held a very special place in her heart.Her mother Sally, a Lifford woman, was both secretary and President of Cumann Thír Chonaill. Roísín herself attended many of those meetings with her mother as a young child. She recalled many of the different events that the Association organised during her childhood with great fondness.Martin McGettigan, Marian Caffrey and Hugh McGroddy.She noted that while her mother had lived away from Donegal for most of her life, the love for her home county never left her. When Sally joined the Donegal Association, it allowed her to retain her strong bond with her native county.While that was many years ago, Róisín commented that we face a similar situation now. Many people are living away from home due to the current economic crisis and while doing so, many seek out fellow county people to connect them with home. For our young people, who face uncertainty and emigration, with approximately 51,000 emigrating from Ireland last year! She spoke of the need to foster strong community spirit through our sports clubs, parishes, community centres and simple acts of kindness! We need to focus on restoring belief in ourselves and to rediscover our positive innate qualities. She believes that we can take our lead in this area from the spirit of Fr. McDyer and his strong belief in a sense of community. If we draw inspiration from Fr. McDyer’s beliefs & qualities, Róisín feels that we can come through these difficult times and have a bright and hopeful future for everyone especially our young people.Following Mrs. Shorthall’s talk there was a question and answer session, whereby she showed her true grit and independence of mind which makes her such a capable and impressive T.D for Dublin North West.Kay Dunleavy & Bernadine O’SullivanMartin McGettigan thanked Roísín for her comprehensive lecture and Cathaoirleach, Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill presented her with a Donegal Pen, handmade by Ronán and Conor Mc Garvey in Loch an Iúir so that she will always remember ‘youth and initiative’ in Donegal.Remember!!A final reminder that our closing date for the receipt of nominations for Donegal Person of the Year is 30th November! You only have a number of days left to get your nomination to the association! Anyone or any group may nominate someone – the main criteria being that the person nominated should have made a significant contribution to the promotion of the county at local, national, or international level. Nominations should set out the reasons for the nomination and include supporting documentation and endorsements from individuals and groups. Nomination forms may be downloaded from the Association’s website or by request from The Secretary, Donegal Association, c/o Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. You can also contact Marie Ryan on 087 243 9317 or Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill on 087 918 4072 to receive an application form. Alternatively, you can send your nomination directly to us by letter outlining the reasons for your nomination which we look forward to receiving!ROISIN SHORTALL TELLS DONEGAL ASSOCIATION OF HER LOVE OF THE COUNTY was last modified: November 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL ASSOCIAITON DUBLINROISIN SHORTALLlast_img read more

first_imgThe Eureka High football team is well aware of what needs to happen to capture the league title every season.Playing every Big 5 opponent just once, it’s run the table or miss out on league supremacy.Following its Big 5-opening win over Fortuna on homecoming night, Eureka now heads to Northern Humboldt looking to stay unbeaten in league play when it faces McKinleyville in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff tonight.It’s the game before the big game, Del Norte’s visit to Albee Stadium seven days from now, …last_img

first_imgThe waterfall at the end of “* rivers and lakes”Believe me, I’m not trying to talk you out of attempting a five terrain, five difficulty geocache. I’m just trying to keep you from acquiring any scars or a metal plate in your neck. Geocaches are ranked from one to five based on difficulty and terrain.  Five is the most imposing.  Let’s be clear — preparation is key.  You should known the geocache rating before attempting the cache.  The ratings exist for your safety.  But, say you’re part of the “Lost & Found” documentary video crew? And it’s your job to produce a video on completing a 5/5?This is one (tall/uncoordinated) Lost & Found video producer’s perspective on one particular 5/5 named “* river and lakes” (GC6982).  Completing this 5/5 only really requires three attributes. They are endurance, balance and agility.Lost & Found videographer ReidI sorely lacked two out of the three. I’m a teetering 6’4” with the balancing skills of an unmanned bicycle. My default while falling is to land on my forehead. It’s a precarious landscape for anyone who’s crowning athletic achievement sits atop his refrigerator even now. (It’s a bowling trophy from when I was 11.)The cache owner and three geocachers were all bush-whacking to the cache ahead of us.  Lost & Found videographer Reid was capturing the zigzagging footfalls of the geocachers.  The terrain we faced for “* rivers and lakes” is a Paul Bunyan-scale crisscross carpet of fallen trees, inches thick ecosystems of green wiggling moss and glossy boulders with the traction of ice.The cache sits inside a U-shaped canyon at the base of a waterfall. It’s a near vertical descent through thorns and an inviting thorn-ridden shrub aptly called “Devil’s Club.”   After a half hour, I’ve already realized waterproof boots are waterproof… unless your foot slips three feet into a stream and then the boots become sloshing bags of water.A banana slug named, “Signal”It’s about this time that I think a thorn catches my ear.  Suddenly my ear  is wet and it’s cold.  I think I’m simply in a wonderful form of shock and that I’m bleeding.  I reach back to feel the blood. I think, “This can’t be worse.”  It is worse.My fingers curl around “something” attached to my ear.  I pulled it forward and stared eye-to-antenna with a giant banana slug.I named the slug “Signal.”This Signal was placed gently back into his or her habitat. It’s a relationship I won’t forget though.The geocachers and Reid reached the cache moments later (relatively) unscathed.  Then we had to hike back out, the same way.  Signal didn’t make a repeat performance.  I was left with just a few scratches and memories of a wet and cold kiss from a banana slug.Most geocachers have similar stories.  And like the Lost & found documentary crew, they’ll do it again.  Why?  You tell me.  What keeps geocachers going back to the trail?Soon, you can watch the adventures of the hardy geocachers who attempted this 5/5. The Lost & Found video is scheduled to post on Tuesday, September 14th.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNear the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 16, 2015In “Geocache of the Week””Scuba Geocaching” A Lost & Found VideoOctober 5, 2010In “Community”Extreme Geocaching in Pictures (and Video)April 29, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgOne of the interesting things we may take for granted in our work as personal finance practitioners is that as we develop ourselves as professionals, that is, as we study, obtain our certifications, pursue continuing education, and build up our experience over the years, we become more knowledgeable. And we take for granted that this knowledge is a benefit, because it allows us, naturally, to become more effective in our work with the people we serve. This makes sense. And it makes so much sense it’s fair to say we often regard it as simply a common sense truth.But can greater knowledge ever present a problem for us as practitioners? Can it ever, contrary to our common sense assumptions, get in the way and cause us to actually be less effective in some situations?Two notions from cognitive and behavioral economics research, the curse of knowledge and hindsight bias, suggest this can sometimes be the case. The curse of knowledge describes a tendency to become so knowledgeable in understanding something that it comes to seem rather simple, as if it’s “just common sense.” We tend to forget the work it took for us to develop that understanding, and, as everything comes to seem so obvious to us now, we’re left wondering why everyone else doesn’t just “get” this common sense stuff too. Hindsight bias describes a particular challenge related to the curse of knowledge, the difficulty we can have remembering and reproducing the understanding and perspective we had before we became so knowledgeable. So how can being aware of the curse of knowledge and hindsight bias help us as practitioners? One benefit may be the awareness that these tendencies can leave us with an important blind spot in our perspective of the people we serve. Our clients often come to us knowing relatively less than we do as trained and experienced professionals, or they might even know really nothing at all about all this “common sense” personal finance stuff.This blind spot can leave us to make assumptions about our clients and what they’re capable of, and these assumptions can greatly influence how we interact and communicate with them. Many of us as practitioners have learned from experience that people can have a tendency to live up or down to our expectations of them. These expectations can have a profound influence on how our clients may come to perceive themselves and their sense of efficacy. This is important to take into consideration if one of our most fundamental goals as practitioners is supporting our clients in becoming more confident and effective in their financial lives.The influence of these assumptions on our interactions and conversations can also affect whether we seem credible and approachable to the people we hope to serve, so they can affect our opportunity to have a positive impact as a resource (even before someone has a chance to actually work with us).Remembering how the world of personal finance looked and felt when we were still uninformed novices can also give us an important frame of reference. It can sometimes help us figure out more effective ways to approach the information we have to share with our clients, and to more effectively help our clients bridge the gap between their current understanding and what they hope to better understand with some effective support and experience.So what do you think? Are there other ways the curse of knowledge and hindsight bias might influence us and the work we do as practitioners? What other aspects of being an effective practitioner do you think would be important for us to think about and explore?Further (2012). ‘I Knew It All Along…Didn’t I?’ – Understanding Hindsight Bias – Association for Psychological Science. Retrieved 1 October 2015, from (2015). Curse of knowledge. Retrieved 1 October 2015, from (2015). Hindsight bias. Retrieved 1 October 2015, from By Jerry Buchko, MA, AFC®last_img read more

first_img He joined the Congress in the presence of its Madhya Pradesh unit president Kamal Nath and another senior state leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and said the state needs a leader like Nath not Chouhan.“Madhya Pradesh does not need Shivraj but Nath. We all know how Chhindwara has been developed and is identified with Kamal Nath. The state also needs to be identified with him,” Masani said. Kamal Nath represents Chhindwara in the Lok Sabha.While he lashed out at the BJP for ignoring “kaamdars” (those who toil) at the cost of “naamdars” (big names), he said he should not be projected as a family member of Chouhan but only as his relative.“My name is Sanjay Singh Masani. My family lineage and ‘gotra’ are different,” he said.Kamal Nath told reporters that all sections of society are affected by Chouhan’s misrule, and the decision of Masani to join the Congress is a reflection of people’s wish to chart a new course of development in the state, he said.The BJP has been in power in the state since 2003. Dispute between Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia reportedly delays Congress’ MP list Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chahuhan’s brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani joined the Congress Saturday, saying the state needs the party chief Kamal Nath not Chouhan as the CM.Masani is the brother of Chouhan’s wife Sadhna Singh.Also Readlast_img read more