Indian American Doctor Convicted for Healthcare Fraud in California

first_imgAn Indian American woman doctor from Saratoga, California, was convicted on multiple charges of healthcare fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for Northern California.The jury found Vilasini Ganesh, the 47-year-old head of the Campbell Medical Group, guilty of five counts of health care fraud and five counts of making false statements relating to claims fraudulently submitted to health care benefit programs. Ganesh and her business partner Gregory Belcher illicitly billed patients and insurance companies for underperformed services, exaggerated treatments or for patients they did not see.The duo used their practice “to unlawfully enrich themselves,” according to an statement by the department. They were said to have diverted proceeds from the fraud for their personal use.When patients or the healthcare benefit program representatives wanted to see the documentation or additional information to substantiate the claims that were being submitted at her direction and on her behalf, Ganesh either directed her office staff to have no further discussions with anyone about the claims or to simply resubmit the false information.According to patients’ reviews on, her office would repeatedly send bills to them that either the insurance would have covered or for services that they did not seek.Belcher, another Campbell Medical Group partner and doctor, was convicted of one count of making false statements relating to health care matters, the U.S. attorney’s office said on Dec. 15. The duo was acquitted of conspiracy and money laundering counts, and Belcher was also acquitted of four other health care fraud counts and one other count of making a false statement relating to a health care benefit program.Ganesh submitted false and fraudulent claims to several health care benefit programs for services that she knew were not properly payable, by including claims for days when the patient had not been seen by the provider, and claims that the patients had been seen by another physician provider who was no longer affiliated with her practice.The defendants also maintained multiple bank accounts through which they are said to have attempted to conceal the nature and source of the illegally obtained funds which resulted from their scheme to defraud people.Ganesh is out on a $350,000 bond. The case is a result of a two-year long investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Related ItemsFraudIndian Americanlast_img read more

2-time Australian Open defending champ Federer ousted by Tsitsipas

first_imgThe 37-year-old Federer had a set point in 10th game of the second for a 2-0 lead but Tsitsipas saved it with a service winner.Federer has won the last two Australian titles and has six overall at Melbourne Park, a record he shares with top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 20-year-old Tsitsipas says “I’m the happiest person on earth right now.” His best previous run at a major ended in a fourth-round exit at Wimbledon last year.He will next play Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat 2018 runner-up Marin Cilic in five sets to reach the quarterfinals for the first time. Bautista Agut had lost in the fourth round nine times at Slams. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s Barty Party time Down Under: Aussie bet into women’s QF Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Switzerland’s Roger Federer, right, and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas cross as they walk to their chairs during a break in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE —Two-time defending champion Roger Federer’s has been upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who becomes the first player from Greece to reach the quarterfinals at a major.Tsitsipas converted one of his three breakpoint chances in the match and fended off all 12 he faced to beat the 20-time major winner 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5)ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Cabagnot piles up milestones

first_imgView comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlex Cabagnot had no clue he was one assist away from passing the great Philip Cezar on the PBA’s all-time assists list.The San Miguel guard learned about it only after the Beermen had demolished the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night, 113-92.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Tour de France vet retains Ronda red jersey LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Cabagnot, a seven-time PBA champion, also became the first player in PBA history with at least 3,000 assists, 600 steals and 800 triples as per the league’s chief statistician, Fidel Mangonon.He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to help San Miguel dump winless Magnolia for its first back-to-back wins in the 2019 Philippine Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town It was a memorable night for Cabagnot, who moved into a tie with Cezar for eighth place with 3,130 assists.It wasn’t the only milestone Cabagnot reached. The 36-year-old also cracked the top 10 All-Time Steals early in the third quarter, passing NLEX guard Cyrus Baguio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I never imagined when I started that I’ll get to this,” said Cabagnot, the second overall pick by the defunct Sta. Lucia in the 2005 PBA Draft.“I’m just trying to make my mom and dad proud every game.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

Christian Coleman, 100m World Champion, Withdraws From 200m: US Official

first_imgDoha: American Christian Coleman’s dream of adding the 200 meters to the 100 meter world title he won on Saturday has ended after he pulled out of Sunday’s opening round because he was still “feeling the strain”.Coleman was due to run in the second heat at the world championships on Sunday evening but his name was withdrawn from the start list hours before the race. Manager Emanuel Hudson said the 23-year-old had not recovered from his exertions the previous night when he ran a personal best of 9.76 seconds.”He is sore from yesterday and didn’t leave the stadium until after 1am,” Hudson said in a text message to Reuters. “Couldn’t take the strain today.”Coleman had been expected to provide the main challenge to favorite and fellow American Noah Lyles.Coleman was only cleared to compete earlier this month after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) withdrew a whereabouts charge – a potential anti-doping violation – against him.USADA charged him with three failures to properly file whereabouts information in a 12-month period but he escaped what should have been an automatic ban when it was ruled that one of the tests had to be backdated to outside the window.Coleman has denied wrongdoing and insisted he is clean. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Christian ColemanIAAF World Athletic Championships First Published: September 29, 2019, 10:19 PM ISTlast_img read more

FIFA Sends 1,300-Page Corruption Probe to Swiss Prosecutors

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — FIFA has sent 1,300 pages of internal investigation reports into suspected bribery and corruption to Switzerland’s attorney general.However, FIFA said Friday it was legally barred from publishing the full reports or commenting on the evidence or conclusions.The documents complete a 22-month probe by legal firm Quinn Emanuel, which FIFA retained in the fallout from United States and Swiss federal prosecutors revealing their sprawling investigations of soccer corruption in May 2015.FIFA has said the U.S.-based law firm, whose hiring helped add $30 million to its published legal costs in 2015, is key to helping retain its institutional status as a victim of corruption and not an accomplice.“FIFA understands and has agreed that the reports will also be made available to the U.S. authorities,” FIFA said in a statement.In a case identified with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the FIFA-commissioned reports will arrive at the U.S. Department of Justice and Brooklyn federal prosecution under new leaders in President Donald Trump’s administration.Switzerland attorney general Michael Lauber remains in control of his office’s investigation, which already opened proceedings for suspected criminal mismanagement against former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his former right-hand man, Jerome Valcke.Blatter and Valcke, FIFA’s CEO-like secretary general since 2007, were put under suspicion in September 2015 and later banned from soccer by the FIFA ethics committee.It is unclear which other senior FIFA staffers or soccer federation leaders worldwide could be implicated and ultimately indicted on the basis of the investigation reports.“The proceedings still relate only to the persons named in earlier statements issued by the OAG (office of the attorney general) and further persons unknown,” Lauber’s office said Friday.In an interim finding last year, FIFA accused Blatter, Valcke and long-time finance director Markus Kattner of self-dealing in agreeing to each others’ contracted salaries and World Cup bonuses totaling $80 million. FIFA fired Kattner last May.In the documents, FIFA does not make a judgment on which individuals could or should be prosecuted, according to a person briefed on the contents. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the reports are confidential, also said some key witnesses refused to speak.Still, Lauber’s office has “acknowledged FIFA’s close and consistent cooperation,” FIFA said in its statement.Lauber is also key to sealing the contents of FIFA’s more than 1,300 report pages and more than 20,000 pages of evidence to preserve the integrity of his team’s investigation.The Swiss lawyer’s office criticized the German soccer federation last year when it released in full a 361-page report into suspected corruption linked to organizing the 2006 World Cup. By publishing so much evidence, the “risk of collusion” by suspects, including soccer great Franz Beckenbauer, was increased, the Swiss federal department said then.The Swiss investigation of Germany’s World Cup organizers spun off the broader FIFA case, which was formally launched in Switzerland in November 2014. Then, Blatter and FIFA ethics committee judges sent Lauber reports from an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests led by former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia.Swiss prosecutors have examined at least 172 suspected money-laundering transactions through Swiss banks in a case that Lauber’s office has said proceedings could take up to five years.The U.S. case was launched years earlier and had a first star witness in former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer, the most senior American in world soccer during Blatter’s presidency. Blazer ran CONCACAF, the North American soccer body, from apartments in Trump Tower in Manhattan and rarely filed tax returns.U.S. federal authorities have indicted or taken guilty pleas from more than 40 soccer and marketing executives, and marketing agencies, including several former FIFA vice presidents from the Americas.The case mostly involves bribery linked to regional tournaments and World Cup qualifying games in Latin America, plus a direct link to FIFA in payments totaling $10 million through its accounts, signed off by Valcke in 2008.Prosecutors using Blazer’s testimony allege the money was bribes funneled from South African organizers of the 2010 World Cup in exchange for hosting votes from CONCACAF delegates on the FIFA executive committee.Forfeits totaling more than $200 million have been agreed to by people who admitted guilt to U.S. authorities.FIFA last year made a restitution claim for a share of the money, including for enforced legal costs, based on “harm to its business relationships, reputation and intangible property.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Pele hospitalised in Paris with urinary infection, condition not life-threatening

first_img Reuters ParisApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 08:42 IST Pele was attending an event in Paris with French football star Kylian Mbappe (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPele is suffering from urinary infection and being treated with antibioticsPele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in ParisPele is only footballer to have won the World Cup three timesLegendary Brazilian footballer Pele was hospitalised in Paris with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening and he should be released “within a couple of days,” one of his long-time friends said on Wednesday.The 78-year-old was suffering from a urinary infection and being treated with antibiotics, his friend and spokesman Pepito Fornos, who was with Pele at the hospital, said.”Everything is under control. Everything’s fine.”Pele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in the French capital with France’s World Cup winning youngster Kylian Mbappe.He was still in hospital on Wednesday evening, though in a possible sign he was making a recovery, he said on Twitter: “I met Kylian Mbappe and his parents last night in Paris at @Hublot event. We talked goals, World Cups and watches. Great company!”Earlier, Mbappe had written on social media: “I had the chance this evening to spend a once-in-a-lifetime moment with the living legend @Pele.”Pele, revered by many as soccer’s greatest player ever, is alone in winning the World Cup three times, first lifting the trophy aged 17. The Brazilian was swift to praise Mbappe after he set last year’s World Cup in Russia alight with his electric speed and goalscoring.Mbappe became the youngest player (19) to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958. He also became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final.”If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again,” Pele tweeted at the time.advertisementMbappe replied: “The King will always remain King.”The Paris St Germain forward told Tuesday’s event he would never match the Brazil great’s scoring tally during his career. Pele says he has scored 1,025 goals.”Even with the goals in playgrounds, goals on the PlayStation, I could never equal (that),” the 20-year-old said at the sponsors’ event.Mbappe and Pele had been scheduled to meet late last year but had to postpone, again because of Pele’s health, French media said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow PeleFollow Pele hospitalisedFollow Pele in hospital Next Pele hospitalised in Paris with urinary infection, condition not life-threateningPele was admitted late on Tuesday as a precaution after attending an event in the French capital with France’s World Cup winning youngster Kylian Mbappe.advertisementlast_img read more

Team Tankers Finalizes Acquisition Deal

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Team Tankers International Chemical tanker operator Team Tankers International has finalized the acquisition of Laurin Shipping AB and Anglo-Atlantic Steamship Company.Earlier in 2018, the company entered into agreements to acquire all of the outstanding shares in each of the two companies, which are engaged in the Medium Range (MR) tanker shipping sector.The preliminary purchase prices payable at closing for the shares in Laurin Shipping AB and Anglo-Atlantic Steamship Company have been estimated to USD 10.4 million and USD 55.3 million, respectively.The preliminary subscription price for the shares in the company has been estimated at USD 2.00 per share and a total of 21,096,099 new shares in Team Tankers have been issued to the former owner of Anglo-Atlantic Steamship Company, Thunder Bay Ltd.The new shares represent 10.07% of the issued shares and votes of Team Tankers.The mentioned preliminary purchase prices and the subscription price are subject to customary post-closing adjustments.Following the issuance of the new shares, the issued share capital of the company will be 209,578,173 common shares, each with a par value of USD 0.01.last_img read more

Nursing Home Security Deposits Eliminated

first_imgNova Scotia seniors and their families will no longer be required to pay security deposits before entering nursing homes. “We promised to eliminate the burden on seniors and their families caused by security deposits and we have delivered,” said Health Minister Maureen MacDonald. “It’s another commitment we have kept to make life better for families.” The Department of Health announced today, Feb. 10, that effective immediately, nursing homes and residential care facilities licensed by the department will no longer be permitted to charge security deposits to residents. In some nursing homes in the province, security deposit charges could range anywhere from $900 to $4,700, depending on the client’s daily accommodation rate and whether the home requires a 30 day, 60 day or 90 day deposit. The regulatory change prohibiting security deposits will require current security deposits to be refunded by April 12. Ms. MacDonald said the change is not expected to have any impact on nursing home operators, because bad debt has not been a serious problem. “Seniors welcome the elimination of security deposits in long-term care facilities,” said Group of IX spokesperson Jack Hatcher. “They’ve been an unnecessary burden for years.” The Group of IX represents seniors’ organizations in the province.last_img read more

Moroccos Economic Growth Stands at 24 in 2014 versus 47 in

Rabat – The growth rate of the national economy stood at 2.4% in 2014 instead of 4.7% in 2013 due to the decline of agricultural activities and the moderate rhythm of non-agricultural activities, said the high planning commission (HCP).This figure is the result of a 2.5% fall in the volume of the agricultural sector’s value added (excluding fisheries) against a rise of 17.9% in 2013, the increase of 2% of non-agricultural activities’ value added versus 1.9% a year earlier, in the context of the rise of 13.4% in the volume of product subsidies net taxes, against 14.7% year on year, said the HCP in a note on 2014 national provisional accounts which refer to the basis year of 2007.In this regard, the growth rate of the volume of non agricultural GDP rose from 3% in 2013 to 3.1 in 2014, while the GDP in value increased by 2.6% in 2014 versus 6.3 in 2013, that is a 0.2 % rise in the general level of prices against 1.6%, said HCP. Economic growth continues to be driven by domestic demand which marked a small growth of 1% in 2014 against 4.2% in 2013 , noted the same source, highlighting that its contribution to the GDP growth decreased by 4.8 points in 2013 versus 1.2 points in 2014. read more

Pope Francis Concludes Papal Mass Leaves Morocco On board Royal Air

Rabat – Pope Francis left Morocco on Sunday afternoon, after a two-day official visit, at the invitation of King Mohammed VI.Pope Francis left Morocco through a Royal Air Maroc flight after concluding a papal mass today at the Moulay Abdallah stadium in Rabat.The Pope landed in Morocco on Saturday for his first-ever official trip to Morocco, where he had a busy schedule. Before his departure, the Pope had several activities during which he met priests, migrants, as well as charitable organizations. The Pope began his second day in Morocco with a visit to a rural Center for Social Services in the town of Mers El-Kheir in Temara, on the outskirts of Rabat.Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani greeting Pope Francis before his departure to the VaticaneRead Also: Singers Perform Spectacular Chants From 3 Religions for King Mohammed VI, Pope FrancisThe members of the center run by several Daughters of Charity informed the Pope about the mission of the center and voluntary actions, which provides help  to newborns and children with material and psychological care.Afterwards, the Pope visited Rabat’s cathedral, where he met dozens of Catholic Christians and priests operating in Morocco.The Pope concluded his visit with a mass papal at the Moulay Abdellah stadium attended by thousands of people. read more

RTÉ refused an exemption on Sinn Féin broadcast ban

first_imgRTÉ WERE REFUSED an exemption which would have allowed it to broadcast interviews with members of Sinn Féin during the 1983 British elections.Papers released under the 30 Year Rule document the decision-making process at Cabinet level.Under Section 31 of the Broadcasting Authority Act, television and radio stations were forbidden from broadcasting the voice of Sinn Féin members to block organisations that “seek to overthrow the State through violence, incite crime or endanger the State’s authority in any way”. The law was implemented in 1971 to limit the IRA’s access to media.In Britain, the rule was subverted by the BBC which used actors’ voices and dubbing techniques to repeat interviews and speeches word-for-word. This was not allowed in Ireland as the government maintained the ban covered such actions.In May 1983, RTÉ sought an exemption to the rule for the duration of the elections in Britain. The broadcaster said its editorial staff was put on the back foot in terms of covering the event because the BBC and IBA planned to allow participation by Sinn Féin.The chairman of the RTÉ Authority said the restrictions placed his journalists in a “very invidious” position, not only because of its rivals’ tactics, but also because of the “very widespread availability of [BBC] signals throughout the Republic”.He also told the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs that his reporters in Belfast would be constrained because they were precluded from conducting interviews.Not for nothing…Minister Jim Mitchell had plans to allow the exemption once the party made a public declaration that they accepted the “authority of the State, its institutions and disavow the use of violence for political ends”.A year previous, the Supreme Court had overturned a High Court ruling which would have quashed the rules prohibiting broadcasts. The presiding judges said there is a constitutional obligation on the State to ensure that the organs of public opinion are not used to undermine its authority.In the view of the court, which was referenced in a memo from the Department of Posts and Telegraphs, it was “clearly the duty of the State to intervene to prevent broadcasts on radio or television which were aimed at securing or advocating support for organisations which seek by violence to overthrow the State”.In the same year, Sinn Féin passed a motion that all candidates are “unambivalent in support of the armed struggle”.Mitchell agreed with some of the reasons about why the ban should be temporarily lifted. He said the general aim would be to allow “maximum freedom” in broadcasting and that restrictions on that freedom should only be imposed for “grave reasons”.However, in a memo to the Taoiseach’s department, he said he believed the the ban should continue to be imposed unless Sinn Féin acceded to his request.He also mentioned that it was “embarrassing” that British authorities were allowing the broadcasts but added that this did not justify a similar action in Ireland.The issue was discussed at cabinet on 24 May 1983 and it was decided that the Minister should refuse the request without question.Mitchell issued a statement to explain his decision, outlining that he “took account of the support for violence required of Sinn Féin candidates”. He quoted the Supreme Court judgement which highlighted that “a democratic State has a clear and bounden duty to protect its citizens and its institutions from those who seek to replace law and order by force and anarchy, and the democratic process by the dictates of the few”.The Sinn Féin broadcast ban was lifted in 1993 as part of the Peace Process.For further study, see National Archives 2013/100/1045last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img Saturday 22 Apr 2017, 9:08 AM By Rónán Duffy Short URL Apr 22nd 2017, 9:08 AM Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Yuliya Gontar Image: Shutterstock/Yuliya Gontar 7,966 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TRAGEDY: Two men have died following an overnight house fire in Sligo.2. #ABORTION: The Citizens’ Assembly votes on the Eighth Amendment today, six months after it first met.3. #LE CRUNCH: There’s less than 24 hours left until voting starts in a crucial French presidential election.4. #TESTED: A total of 59 members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests in the last five years but just 29 were discharged from duty.5. #BULLYING: A councillor in Kildare has resigned from Sinn Féin, claiming that bullying within the party had left her with no other option.6. #REVOKED: The general contractor who built a downtown Berkeley apartment complex where five Irish young people died has lost its licence. (East Bay Times)7. #DRUG USE: Doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation have spoken about the difficulties they face when treating people who are using illegal substances.8. #NORTH KOREA: Supercarrier the USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan ‘within days’ amid ongoing tensions in the Korean peninsula.9. #CELEBRATION OF SHEEP: Roscommon locals have used crowdfunding to get a life-size sheep sculpture ready in time for the Roscommon Lamb Festival. The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s the news as you wake up to your weekend. 1 Comment last_img read more

Construction builds the bones of strong September jobs report

first_imgClark County’s job-producing machine remained healthy in September, adding 200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Washington Employment Security Department data released Tuesday.And perhaps the most vital cog — construction — positively hummed in September, as it has for all of this year.Unemployment in the county was estimated at 4.1 percent in September, six tenths of a point below the 4.7 percent rate of last September. The rate was lower than it’s been since early 2000. Over the year, the estimated number of employed residents was up eight-tenths of a percentage point while the number of unemployed workers fell by 12 percent.“We’ve had a pretty steady trend of job growth, and it looks as if it’s going to stay that way,” said Scott Bailey, regional economist for the Washington Employment Security Department.In construction and mining — a job category that is lumped into one — 15,800 were employed in September in the county compared with 14,000 for the same month last year. Between August and September, the segment gained 100 jobs.Bailey noted that it’s hard to see construction employment growing much more — not because there’s a shortage of projects, but because there’s a shortage of qualified workers.last_img read more

Kylian Mbappe names his Ballon dOr candidates

first_imgThe Ballon d’Or award is the most highly-coveted individual prize that any footballer can hope to achieve during their playing career and Kylian Mbappe has now selected three men who he believes are worthy of it this yearThe prize was first awarded to Sir Stanley Matthews in 1956 and has seen football greats like Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini, Eusebio and Alfredo di Stefano all having claimed the award for themselves during their illustrious playing careers.Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the Ballon d’Or for the past decade with the last other player to win the award being Kaka in 2007.So will we see a different winner this year?Well, Mbappe told AS that it may be a possibility with the 2018 World Cup winner having interestedly excluded a five-time winner in Messi from his shortlist of three candidates for this year’s Ballon d’Or.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Paris Saint-Germain star named the following three as his shortlist for the award this year:Cristiano RonaldoRaphael VaraneLuka ModricThe 19-year-old left out his France teammate Antoine Griezmann, who is believed to be a candidate this year after France’s World Cup triumph, and his PSG teammate Neymar.Mbappe explained that he picked the players who had won their third Champions League title and said: “to fill it out, I would add myself.”last_img read more

The Old Globe Theatre brings Shakespeare to women in prison

first_img Posted: March 21, 2018 Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego’s largest arts organization, The Old Globe is using the arts to promote personal growth and change. The Globe has a program that’s reaching out to a very specific group, women in prison.KUSI’s Sasha Foo spoke with The Old Globe’s Arts Engagement Associate Director, Karen Ann Daniels, and Patricia Ceballos who is the Re-entry Program Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Department about the details of bringing Shakespeare to women in prison. center_img The Old Globe Theatre brings Shakespeare to women in prison Updated: 10:12 AM Sasha Foo last_img read more

Hallandale Beach teenager found safe

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hallandale Beach teenager, who was reported missing earlier this week has been located and reunited with her family.Fourteen-year-old Evelyn Gutierrez went missing Wednesday night.According to officials, Gutierrez left her house at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday and had last spoke with her mother, Carla, at 9:10 p.m.Her mother said this is out of the ordinary for Gutierrez, but she noticed some of the things she said were inconsistent in regards to where she was and what she was doing.Police confirmed Gutierrez had been found safe, early Friday morning.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Gold and silver ornaments goes missing from TTD treasury

first_imgTirupati: The gold and silver ornaments goes missing from the treasury of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has become a hot topic. In the incident, 5kg silver crown and two gold rings are missing. Responding over this, the TTD officials have initiated the actions against the AEO Srinivas. The officials have decided to recover the said loss from his salary. In this context, Rs 30,000 would be collected from the salary of Srinivas every month. However, the devotees expressed anger over the issue that apart from taking actions, what is this idea of recovery.last_img

Ahead Of Rainy Season Barker And Addicks Dam Repairs Continue

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:04 A $75 million repair project on two Buffalo Bayou dams is continuing in west Houston after beginning about a year ago.The Barker and Addicks Dams off I-10 are considered “extremely high risk” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That doesn’t mean they’re about to break, but it does mean they need fixing, since they protect such a huge population.Corps engineer John Long says the project to build new dam gates and remove the old ones is about 11% complete, but the work has been delayed by rains over the past year.“This contractor’s been interrupted almost 10 times,” he says, “ranging from a week delay to almost three months delay.”The reservoirs here filled to record levels with last year’s Tax Day floods. Project Manager Rick Villagomez says there’s an upside to all the rain though: it’s allowed the Corps to test out some measures put in place to make the dams safer while the work continues.“The report was that the dams were in good condition, they had survived the record pools, and that the interim risk reduction measures had performed as expected to ensure their integrity,” he says.Workers here are hoping for a drier season ahead, but Long says the dams are in “very good shape” if anything like last year’s flooding hits again. X Sharelast_img read more