Read also: Bali’s Denpasar to impose COVID-19 restrictions that keep businesses runningAs soon as the COVID-19 test came back negative, Bagus said, the police conducted a preliminary investigation of the hotel room.“We found some alcoholic beverages in the hotel room,” Bagus said, adding that there were no signs of violence in the room.Police also checked the CCTV footage, which showed the front door of Trolley’s hotel room. “We investigated the CCTV [footage] and we found nothing suspicious. No one else, other than [Tolley], came in and out of the room,” said Bagus. An external examination by Sanglah Hospital also found no signs of violence on the body. Separately, on May 6, Kevin James Nunn from West Australia was found dead in his rented house in North Denpasar. He was 58. Read also: Police probe deaths of three foreigners in BaliPolice began an investigation into Nunn’s death, initially seeking to determine if he had been poisoned after consuming two cans of expired soft drink. However, Nunn’s family requested that police stop the investigation. “The family has denied [the authorities permission to] conduct an autopsy. They said they accepted his death,” said West Denpasar Police investigation unit head First Insp. Andi Muh Nurul Yaqin, adding that the COVID-19 swab test conducted on Nunn had come back negative.Topics : Bali Police have dropped their investigations into the deaths of two Australians found dead on the island earlier this month. The decision was made following requests from the respective families of the victims.On May 5, Australian Christopher Steven Tolley was found lifeless in his hotel room in Seminyak, a beach resort area in southern Bali. The 48-year-old was found dead on the bed of his hotel room on Tuesday afternoon after missing his check-out time. His body was taken to the Sanglah Hospital for further investigation. A swab test for COVID-19 came back negative.Kuta Police investigation unit head First Insp. Bagus Nagara Baranacita said the family of Tolley had been contacted through the Australian consulate in Bali. “The family has refused [a clearance for an] autopsy, saying they had already accepted [Tolley’s death]. They said the victim had a disease, which might have caused the death,” Bagus said.The family told the police that the victim had suffered a collapsed lung, or pneumothorax. Due to his health condition, Tolley was advised to stop drinking alcohol.
The draw for next years Munster Championships has pitted Tipperary’s Senior Hurlers against the winners of a quarter final clash between Limerick and Clare.Defending champions Cork will face Waterford in the semi-finals.In football Tipp will face Waterford in the quarter finals – victory would see Peter Creedons side take on All Ireland champions Kerry in the Munster semi-final. Cork will face the winners of the Clare – Limerick quarter final.
Clue No. 2 â€” Tuesday, June 28That Stinks! PU!Clue No. 1 â€“ Monday, June 27Glad youâ€™re with usWeâ€™re 30 this year and excited to have you join us.Diana Page was a sponsor and co-conspirator of the Medallion Hunt for 15 years;this yearâ€™s event is dedicated to her.GO!
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, left, and LeBron James leave the floor after beating San Antonio Spurs at Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball series, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in San Antonio. The Heat won 109-93. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) by Brian MahoneyAP Basketball Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.“The death of the Big Three was overrated,” he said.Sure was. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, his three prized players, are just fine.So are the Heat’s championship hopes.Riding big performances from their three All-Stars, the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in Game 4.“It was on our shoulders,” James said. “We had to figure out how to win the game for us and play at the highest level. When all three of us are clicking we’re very tough to beat.”James had 33 points and 11 rebounds after failing to break 20 points in any of the first three games of the series, and Wade scored 32 points, 11 more than his previous high this postseason.Bosh matched his playoff high with 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, he and Wade supplying the baskets that finally put the Spurs away for good midway through the fourth quarter.Three players, 85 points. Just the way the Heat envisioned it when they signed James and Bosh to play with Wade in 2010.“When Bosh, Wade and James score the way they did tonight and shoot it the way they did tonight, a team is going to have a difficult time if you help them like we did,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.“When those guys are playing like that, you better be playing a perfect game.”The Spurs weren’t, committing 19 turnovers that led to 23 points.And just like they have for the last five months, the Heat bounced back from a loss with a victory. They are 12-0 after defeats since Jan. 10, outscoring opponents by an average of nearly 20 points in the previous 11 victories.Tim Duncan scored 20 points for the Spurs, who have one more game here on Sunday. They fell to 10-3 at home all-time in the finals, failing to back up their 113-77 victory in Game 3 that was the third-most lopsided score in the history of the championship series.James insisted he would be better after shooting 7 of 21 from the field with no free throws in that game, saying he was the star and it was his job to lead his team. He was 15 of 25 on Thursday.But while James — and millions of critics worldwide — wanted to pile all the pressure on the league’s MVP, it was Wade on Wednesday who said it was the Heat’s three All-Stars who had to lead them together, or there would be no championship.He was right. And now those championship hopes are right back on track.“It was all about myself, Chris and LeBron coming out and leading this team to a victory,” Wade said.“The thing we talked about is we all have to make an impact in this game, somehow, some way.”Wade shot 14 of 25, adding six steals, six rebounds and four assists in a performance that James compared to when Wade was MVP of the 2006 finals.Tony Parker had 15 points and nine assists for the Spurs, who made a finals-record 16 3-pointers on Tuesday but got up only 16 attempts in this one. Gary Neal scored 13 points and Danny Green had 10, solid nights but nothing like when they combined for 13 3-pointers two nights earlier.“They play very aggressive defense,” Parker said. “They gamble and they take a lot of chances, and tonight it worked.”The Heat guaranteed they will get at least one more game on their home floor. Game 6 will be Tuesday night, where they could have a chance to celebrate a second straight championship.The revelry in south Florida was marred Thursday by an accident in which the deck behind a popular sports bar collapsed during the game, spilling patrons into Biscayne Bay. Miami Dade Fire Chief David Downey said 24 people were transported to area hospitals, and that two people were in serious condition.“We share our concerns for all that was injured at Shuckers restaurant,” Wade said as he started his postgame news conference.Wade, battling right knee pain throughout the spring, helped the Heat put it away in the fourth quarter. He followed a basket with a steal and dunk, pushing the lead to 90-81, and after he made another jumper, Bosh scored the next six Heat points, taking the load off of James.“We’re not going to put him on an island,” Bosh said. “He’s never alone. We’re out there with him.”The Heat switched their lineup, inserting Mike Miller, who made 10 of his 11 shots, going 9 of 10 on 3-pointers, in the first three games of the series. They changed uniforms, too, switching from their road reds to their blacks.The only change they really needed was in the performances of their Big Three.James called it a “must-win” and it probably was: No team has overcome a 3-1 deficit in the finals.And the way their three stars played, they couldn’t lose.The Heat blocked shots, made stops, and occasionally flopped, playing with renewed aggression after what coach Erik Spoelstra called a “miserable” day of watching and analyzing their passive performance from Tuesday.They still haven’t lost two in a row since Jan. 8 and 10.Parker played through a strained right hamstring, shooting 7 of 16, but the Spurs couldn’t match the Heat’s speed.After the teams traded blowouts in the previous two games, momentum swung wildly in a first half that ended tied at 49. San Antonio raced to a quick 10-point lead, fell behind by 10 with 7 minutes left in the half, then finished with an 11-2 spurt sparked by reserve Boris Diaw. Bosh dove for a dunk that came just after the buzzer, Spurs owner Peter Holt waving it off from his seat along the sideline.James rocked back and forth during the national anthem, a bundle of energy ready to get going. It took a few minutes after the game started, but he began playing with the speed and power that can make him unguardable, grabbing rebounds on defense and rushing the ball up the floor himself to get the Heat into their offense.He and Wade combined to make 10 of 11 shots and score 21 points in the first quarter, helping the Heat erase their early 10-point deficit to go ahead 29-26.Popovich even lit into Duncan during an early second-quarter timeout with Miami on its way to a 41-31 advantage, but the Spurs had it back to even by the time the teams headed to the locker room.Notes: Sebastien De La Cruz, an 11-year-old mariachi singer, sang the national anthem again after his Game 3 performance set off a barrage of racist tweets by what Popovich called “idiots.” Popovich and Spoelstra congratulated him at midcourt after his performance, which earned him a rousing ovation. … James passed Hakeem Olajuwon (3,755 points) and John Havlicek (3,776) to move into ninth place in career playoff scoring. James has 3,777. James has 3,777.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) and the Banking Association of South Africa have signed an accord to improve the levels of tax compliance countrywide. Once accepted by both the banking industry and Sars, the framework has the potential to be translated into industry standards. 4 February 2009 “We are totally committed to sound tax morality and continue to endeavour to instil sound tax practice across the industry. Source: BuaNews On the other hand, the accord encourages Sars to dedicate specific resources to the banking industry and ensure professionalism in the services they provide to the industry. The accord encourages the banking industry to promote tax compliance, both within banks and their clients, to periodically determine the effective tax rate of banks, and to regularly engage with Sars to resolve any matters of dispute. “We’ve been engaging Sars over the years to formalise a constructive relationship,” Booyesen said. “We are a critical element of the economy of the country and we believe it is appropriate that we indicate the importance of establishing sound interaction between business and Sars. Briefing the media at the signing of the accord in Johannesburg last week, the Banking Association’s Steven Booyesen said the agreement established a platform for constructive interaction between the industry and Sars. It also provides greater certainty on the interpretation and application of tax and custom laws, and the identification of tax risks. Promoting tax compliance Sars commissioner Pravin Gordhan explained that the accord would establish a framework for cooperation between the parties to discourage impermissible tax arrangements, while also enhancing their own services. Gordhan said the revenue service also aimed to offer an advance ruling system that would be responsible for, and facilitate, tax certainty for banks and the industry as a whole. It would also promote the highest standards of tax compliance and also discourage practices that were inconsistent with the law. ‘Higher tax morality’ “As Sars, we are committed to offering dedicated services to the banking industry through the Large Business Centre, which will include the appointment of a taxpayer relationship manager to focus exclusively on the banking industry,” he said. “We will deepen our understanding of the banking industry in terms of building technical and professional skills.” “The framework will promote exemplary service offerings to the banking industry, while pursuing a climate of higher tax morality,” he said.
25 May 2010Not everyone would agree that “football is the only reason God gave us feet”, but the players in The Boys in the Photograph certainly believe this.The show stirs emotions with which South Africans are familiar, revolving as it does around ethnic hatred and violence, but also love and passion. Put the two together, throw in some religious tension, and you have the theme of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton musical, on stage at the Joburg Theatre Complex until 11 July.The South Africa production, with an entirely local cast, is bursting with talent. Add awesome sets, Lloyd Webber’s terrific score and clever choreography, and you have a winner.Originally called The Beautiful Game, taken from Pele’s autobiography My Life and the Beautiful Game, the musical centres on a group of youngsters growing up in Belfast in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s and early 1970s, at a time when religious intolerance and violence dominated people’s lives.The musical opened in London in 2000 and ran for almost a year before closing. It never made it to Broadway, but was reworked and given a new name, The Boys in the Photograph, and premiered in Winnipeg, Canada in 2008.Lloyd Webber and Elton had felt that audiences thought they were going to see a musical about football, which the original title suggests, whereas the story is far more complex. Besides, things had changed since 2000.The young people portrayed in the musical are reaching adulthood during the Troubles, in essence a civil war in Northern Ireland that continued for 36 years. It was finally resolved in 2005, when the Irish Republican Army renounced violence and the occupying British army left Northern Ireland. A power-sharing deal was struck in 2007.It is in fact a story about “a community divided by shared passions and above all it [is] about love in a time of terrible trouble”, says Elton, who wrote the book and the lyrics for the musical.He and Lloyd Webber were “honoured and thrilled” when the musical was chosen to be presented in Joburg as one of the parallel events to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“Of course, the football theme is very relevant here at this time, but we believe that the greater themes of two communities struggling to come to terms with terrible violence and past wrongs and work towards a shared future are more relevant still,” Elton says in the programme introduction.The parallels with apartheid South Africa, with its irrational hatred and forced separation, pop up all the time, reminding us that we were sliding into oblivion in 1990 when the tide turned.Says Elton: “The post-apartheid struggle in South Africa to achieve a rainbow nation, and the desperate need for the young people of your great country to be allowed to live and love in peace, with whomever they choose, are clearly reflected in the Northern Irish story.”It’s useful to see a struggle with echoes of South Africa’s former racially destructive solution being played out elsewhere in the world, in a different context, one that is now going to unite South Africans like nothing else, if only for a month.Source: City of Johannesburg
11 May 2016The 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 11 to 13 May, will bring together business, government and civil society leaders to discuss and agree on important issues facing the future of the continent, and the world.It aims to find ways to help the new digital economy drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private partnerships working on important challenges, and decide on actions to create shared prosperity across the continent.The gathering is headed by five co-chairs: African Development Bank President Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Foundation for Community Development founder Graca Machel, McKinsey & Company global MD Dominic Barton, Agility CEO and board vice-chair Tarek Sultan Al Essa, and Tony O Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.Akinwumi Ayodeji AdesinaPresident, African Development BankAkinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is an agricultural economist and specialist in African agriculture. His particular interests are the development of pro-poor agricultural policies, markets and institutions, the reduction of rural poverty, the management of large research and development operations, and the development of public-private partnerships to help African countries improve opportunities for poor.Adesina is a member of the MDG Advocacy Group, which works to boost support for the UN Millennium Development Goals. He is the immediate past president of the African Association of Agricultural Economists and a board member for the International Association of Agricultural Economists. He is also an author, and the recipient of the 2010 Borlaug CAST Communications Award.Graca MachelFounder, Foundation for Community DevelopmentFormer South African and Mozambican first lady Graca Machel is a renowned global advocate for the rights of women and children. A social and political activist for many decades, she serves in various capacities in several organisations. One of these is the Elders, a group of independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights, brought together in 2007 by her husband, Nelson Mandela.Machel also contributes to the Africa Progress Panel and, like Adesina, the MDG Advocates Panel. She has been named an eminent person in the GAVI Alliance, and works on the UN Foundation’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Machel chairs the board of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, and is chancellor of the University of Cape Town.Dominic BartonGlobal Managing Director, McKinsey & CompanyAn author of more than 80 articles and two books, Dominic Barton has worked at worldwide management consulting firm McKinsey & Company for 29 years. Before his appointment as global managing director he led the Korea office, and was chairman for the Asia region.Barton is an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, a Rhodes Trustee and an honorary fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is a member of a number of boards and committees, including the Canadian Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on Public Service, the International Advisory Council for the Singapore Economic Development Board, and the China Development Bank’s Capital Group advisory board. He is an active participant in international forums including WEF Davos, the St Petersburg International Economic Forum and Asia Business Council.Tarek Sultan Al EssaChief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, AgilityTarek Sultan Al Essa has a BA in economics from Williams College and an MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as the managing director of New York Associates, a Middle Eastern investment banking services provider, and as an associate at Southport Partners, a US-based corporate finance advisory firm specialising in technology. He has also worked on the Singapore Economic Development Board’s International Advisory Council, and on the executive board, EMEA, Wharton School.Tony O ElumeluFounder, the Tony Elumelu FoundationTony O Elumelu is a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Born, raised and educated in Nigeria, Elumelu has been responsible for creating businesses across Africa, in sectors critical to the continent’s economic development.In 2010, he founded Heirs Holdings, an African investment holding company, with investments in financial services, power generation, oil and gas, agribusiness, real estate and hospitality. In the same year, he established the Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa-based and African-funded philanthropic organisation, dedicated to catalysing entrepreneurship across the region.Elumelu is chairman and founder of UBA Group Plc, one of the largest banks in Nigeria and a regional partner of the World Economic Forum. In addition, he chairs Transcorp Plc, Nigeria’s largest listed conglomerate. He is a member of the board of USAID’s Private Capital Group and of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria. Hi co-chairs the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Global Food Security, and serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Wilson International Centre for Scholars.SouthAfrica.info reporter. Source: World Economic Forum
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Announcements#cloud A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Nimbula emerged from stealth today, and as you might expect with co-founders who developed the Amazon EC2 cloud service, it’s poised to be a pretty dig deal. The new project of Chris Pinkham and Willem van Billjon, Nimbula merges the technology of the public cloud – with all its efficiency and scalability – with the security and control of the private data center. And with such luminaries on board, it’s no surprise that the startup seems to be tackling some of the key challenges associated with enterprise cloud adoption: questions of private versus public clouds, security, and interoperability.Challenging the Public/Private Cloud DichotomyRecognizing the necessity for both public and private clouds, Nimbula seeks to make the two coexist more easily and hopes to disrupt the perceived dichotomy between the spheres. “Our solution allows customers to combine the operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security, and trust of today’s most advanced data centers,” says CEO and co-founder Pinkham. Nimbula plans to make this combination seamless and fluid and supports private data centers that can make metered bursts to public clouds like EC2 during peak times or for specific applications. In this way, Nimbula wants to avoid some of the bottlenecks and siloing associated with private clouds, and also hopes to bring the easy accessibility of AWS-like services to the private cloud.But as Nimbula are targeting industries like finance and health, it’s clear that this agile move between public and private is undertaken with privacy, security, and regulatory compliance in mind.Security in the CloudNimbula offer a robust authentication system, with a finely-tuned policy-based authorization. Identity is granular, with control over not just who has access, but what parts of a server and what systems a user has access to.The Question of Interoperability: A Cloud Computing Operating SystemNimbula Director, the company’s product, is an operating system for the cloud, addressing questions of security, reliability, flexibility, scalability, and ease of use. Nimbula offers an API, a command line and a web control panel in order to control all the cloud resources.According to Pinkham, Nimbula and a cloud OS will “redefine operating systems and what they do for us.” In the cloud environment, he adds, an operating system does more than merely control one machine. It’s about managing cloud resources, machines, and users. With a cloud OS, Nimbula seeks to addresses one of the major drawbacks to the current state of cloud computing: interoperability. Nimbula is in currently in beta, with a formal launch planned for the fall. The startup has been operating in stealth since 2009 and has received investment from Sequoia Capital and VMWare. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
By Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTFlickr [end of days by greg, August 29, 2006, CC BY-ND 2.0]It’s 3am and she has just gotten in bed after a very long process of getting her 2 year old back to sleep after his tube feeding. He has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that came after nearly a year of countless tests and doctor appointments and stress that she has not had the opportunity to process. She lies down in the bed and puts the covers over her body. She hears the vibration of her cell phone against her nightstand and her heart begins to race. She reaches for the phone and answers. The person on the other end tells her the news that she has come to fear almost nightly. Her husband has been in a horrible car wreck. He was drunk. It was his fault. He may not make it. She experiences a hundred emotions all in one minute. Her first child was born while her husband was deployed. It was very soon after his birth that she realized something just wasn’t right with him. In the 10 months that her husband was deployed, she learned to become a mother, a nurse, a doctor, and a speech therapist, physical therapist, and occupational therapist. She also learned to become an advocate and fighter for her child. She was relieved at the idea that she could share some of these new job titles and responsibilities with her husband upon his return. But, she knew the moment she saw him that something had happened. He was not the same man she sent overseas. Within a couple of months of his return from deployment, her husband was diagnosed with PTSD. He was relying heavily on alcohol to mute the sounds and sights he was experiencing post-combat. He was spending most evenings away from home. She was alone, afraid, and trying her very best to hold everything together.Although the story depicted above is not a true story, there are certainly many families that have experienced very similar scenarios. As military service providers, we have a duty to assist these families when they are in crisis or experience trauma. The two questions I would like to address in this blog are 1. What do we need to think about when it comes to crisis/trauma and family? 2. How do we help these families?The Impact of Crisis/Trauma Not all families experience trauma the same – Just like no two individuals react the same to situations, neither do families. Some families may kick in to “high gear” and face their problems head on where some may do the exact opposite.All families are shaped by their experience – Whether purposefully or not, experience shapes us. Families can be shaped negatively and/or positively by their experiences. How families are shaped will impact the way they live indefinitely.Some families have more than one crisis/trauma at the same time – It is important to remember that life does not delicately and kindly place hard times in our laps; nor does it only create one problem at a time. Families may be having more than one crisis or difficulty at a time. In fact, trauma can lead to crisis and vise versa. There can be a ripple effect that takes place.Resources and support systems can lessen the hardships – When support systems and resources are put in place, the effects of the events can feel less cumbersome and stressful for family.Families will always remain connected, even if they physically fall apart – Although some families may end up separating or splitting as a result of what has effected them, they will always be connected in some way by the fact that they were once a family.How do we Help?Listen – It may sound simple. But giving families an opportunity to be heard can make a huge difference for them. Their experience is like no one else’s even though you may have heard a similar story. Provide your families with the opportunity to share their story and always listen to what they have to say.Lean forward – This is literal and figurative. Some of the stories that families may share with us can be hard for us to hear. They may even be things that are hard for us to process as humans. But, we must always remember that the therapy we provide is about them, not us. We must lean forward so that they never feel judged or criticized.Provide resources – Always, always, always have a plethora of resources to share with your clients. You never know which may be helpful to them and which may completely change or impact their lives and what they are going through. You can never have too many resources in your pocket!Create a safe environment – If families don’t feel safe in the therapy room, then they won’t be successful and neither will you. Gauge their comfort level and adjust accordingly. When we feel safe, we are more likely to open up and create change for ourselves.Ensure that no one is in danger – In volatile situations, it is always important to constantly make sure that everyone is safe. Assess and reassess situations and ensure that every member of the family is safe. This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and webinar coordination specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
The Punjab government on Monday offered to pay compensation of ₹20 lakh and a government job to the deceased Dalit man’s wife and free education for his children. The family of 37-year-old Jagmel Singh who was mercilessly thrashed and forced to drink urine earlier this month ended their protest after the announcement. The family had refused to allow the post mortem of the body till their demand of ₹50 lakh compensation and a government job for the victim’s wife were met. Sandeep Sandhu, political secretary to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, said a compensation of ₹20 lakh including ₹ 8.15 lakh provided under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act will be given to the next of kin. Sandhu, who held a meeting with the victim’s family here, further said that a government job would also be given to a family member of Jagmel. Besides, an Additional Director General of Police-rank officer will conduct a probe to find out if there was any lapse on the part of police in this case and a challan against all the four accused would be submitted within seven days, he said. The government will also bear the education expenditure of his three children till their graduation. He further said that a sum of ₹1.25 lakh would also be given for repair of their house. On October 21, the victim, who was a resident of Changaliwala village in Punjab’s Sangrur district, got into an altercation with one Rinku and some other persons. The dispute was resolved with the intervention of villagers, the police said. Before his death, the victim had told the police that on November 7, Rinku called him to his house where the two talked about the issue. He had alleged that he was then thrashed by four persons with a stick and an iron rod after being tied to a pillar and was forced to drink urine when he asked for water. After the incident, the opposition parties have attacked the Congress government over “barbaric treatment” being meted out to Dalits in the state. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said a “rule of jungle” was prevalent in the state.