How I’m going to invest my Sirius Minerals (SXX) share cash

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Here at the Motley Fool we’ve been talking about the lessons to learn from the Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) collapse. I’m not going to subject you to any more of that today, I promise.The truth is, even though there were lessons, I didn’t really learn anything myself. I was just reminded of things I already knew. I knew the risks, I decided to take them, and I bought some shares at 18.5p. Now, thanks to the recommended cash offer from Anglo American, I’m set to get back 5.5p per share. That’s more than I’d have got on the open market before Anglo came along.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Worst? NoIt’s still a painful 70% loss, but you know what? Over my 30-plus years of active stock market investing, it’s not my worst ever investment. And there’s an upside too.Thanks to the Anglo American offer, the potash mine will go ahead. The significant jobs boost for the area will not be lost, and all those farmers will get their organic-certified polyhalite potash fertiliser. I reckon that, especially the jobs outcome, is more important than my modest loss. I say modest, because I didn’t invest very much money, knowing how risky it was.Just like when you fall off a bicycle (which I do embarrassingly often, even after 50 years of cycling), the thing to do is just get back in the saddle. Or, in this case, get right back to investing. I need to decide what to do with my Sirius Minerals cash.It won’t be a lot, certainly less than my usual minimum of £1,000 for an investment. That’s my chosen minimum because it keeps transactions charges low as a proportion of the total, and I usually invest more than that to keep them even lower. I wouldn’t invest the few hundred pounds I’ll have from Sirius in one go, not with fixed charges.But I still have the cash from selling my Premier Oil shares, so I’ll add the Sirius cash to that for my next purchase. But what should I buy?Safe income?After suffering a big loss on Sirius, and a smaller loss on Premier Oil, I’m tempted to go safe. I’m still very bullish about Lloyds Banking Group, and a top-up looks very attractive. We’re looking at well-covered dividend yields of around 6%, and at 56p the shares look very cheap. They’re on a price-to-earnings ratio of under eight, and that’s calling me.I’ve also been meaning to buy some Royal Dutch Shell shares for ages, with some cash I have in my SIPP, but I just haven’t got round to it. Hydrocarbon energy might be environmentally unpopular, but dividends are nudging ever closer to 7%.Another growth puntBut no. While I may well buy some Shell, and some more Lloyds, during the course of 2020, my Sirius/Premier cash is going into Gulf Keystone shares. I’ve previously written about Gulf in more detail, and my summary is that it’s a smaller oil producer with strong growth prospects. And it generates lots of cash and pays good dividends. And Iraq looks safe enough to me. Possibly. I hope. Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group and Sirius Minerals. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Alan Oscroft | Friday, 31st January, 2020 | More on: SXX How I’m going to invest my Sirius Minerals (SXX) share cash I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Blue Darters thrash Evans 57-12

first_img The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter September 30, 2017 at 5:31 am Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here James1958center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Blue Darters Previous articleWounded Officers Initiative and Ministerial Alliance partner for BBQNext articleCity outlines storm debris removal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opens district play with a clarifying winIt’s been a confusing and detached season for the Apopka Blue Darters. The September schedule was highlighted by rain/lightning delays, postponements, cancellations due to Hurricane Irma and unusual opponents like Miami Norland, and the Lakeland Dreadnaughts. Despite the disorienting nature of the early season, Apopka managed a 3-1 record, but as the rain and wind of the early season subsided, the clarity of district play came into view tonight.In contrast to the early season, district play is simple. There are four teams in District 8A-4: Apopka, Evans, Wekiva, and West Orange. The four teams play a three-game round-robin. The team with the best record wins the district and goes to the state playoffs. Easy.Apopka seemed to like the simplicity of district play, as they blasted the Evans Trojans 57-12 to open district play 1-0 and improve its overall record to 4-1. Evans fell to 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the district.The Blue Darter quick strike offense returned when sophomore tight end Jalen Carter took a handoff on a trick play and rumbled 50 yards for a touchdown on the very first play from scrimmage. Running Back Eric Wright scampered past Evans defenders for the two-point conversion, and Apopka took an 8-0 lead with only 22 seconds expiring.The Apopka defense stopped a fourth down conversion when junior defensive tackle slammed into Evans senior quarterback Deandre Moody, giving Apopka the ball on downs.With great field position, Blue Darter quarterback Jackson Darlington ran up the middle 28 yards for the second Apopka touchdown of the evening with 8:19 left in the first quarter. Darlington also rushed into the end zone for the two-point conversion to double the Apopka lead to 16-0.Evans answered on the next drive with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Moody to senior running back Daryl Tramel on a fourth down conversion. The extra point failed, and the quarter ended with Apopka ahead 16-6.Early in the second quarter, Apopka took advantage of a muffed punt and started its drive on the Evans 10-yard-line. After an illegal procedure penalty and a fumbled snap, freshman running back Eric Wright took a double reverse to the end zone. The extra point failed, but Apopka extended its lead to 22-6 with 9:17 remaining in the second quarter.After a three-and-out by the Trojan offense, the Blue Darters marched 68 yards on five plays, featuring a 36-yard run by Wright. Junior running back Cornelius Williams went untouched around right end for a 10-yard touchdown run. Williams also slammed into Trojan defenders and into the end zone to successfully complete the two-point conversion to give the Blue Darters a 30-6 lead with 5:51 left in the second quarter. On the very next drive, Wright sailed into the end zone again from 30 yards out. The extra point missed, but Apopka led 36-6.Just before the half ended, Moody ran five yards for a Trojan touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, and the half ended with Apopka in control 36-12.The Blue Darters kept the offensive onslaught in gear on their very first drive of the second half, going 52 yards in eight plays, with Darlington scoring his second touchdown of the game on a 5-yard run. Freshman kicker Titus Vandiver added the extra point to give Apopka a 43-12 lead with 6:26 remaining in the third quarter.Darlington hit Shaderrick Bradford on a touchdown pass to open the fourth quarter. Vandiver added the extra point and Apopka led 50-12, and after an interception by sophomore strong safety Billy Riley, the Blue Darters piled it on when Apopka running back Reshard Sibley scored with less than five minutes remaining on a 5-yard run. Vandiver made the extra point, and Apopka closed out the rout 57-12.The Blue Darters travel to Jacksonville to play the Mandarin Mustangs in a non-district game next week. Mandarin is 2-3 on the season. Kickoff is at 7 pm. 1 COMMENT Wonderful, great game guys Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101226/black-white-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Ardex, Benjamin Moore, Fleetwood, Gaggenau, James Hardie, KWC, Kawneer, Lightolier, Miele, Omnia Industries, Metric Home, Wayne DaltonText description provided by the architects. The Black White Residence inhabits the masonry shell of an existing house.  Focusing the design concept around ruins and exploring the idea of aperture, the glass temples, black frames, and white stucco provide a stark contrast to the natural surroundings, all the while offering views to the landscape beyond.  The design program called for renovations on the first floor level and the addition of a second level with a significantly smaller footprint.  More photographs and drawings following the break. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumAlluding to the Acropolis, four modern glass temples emerge from a white stucco plinth as volumes of light, and define space between each other. These volumes of light are stitched together by a circulation core sheathed in black that extends to cradle each space. The volumes are instruments of light, gathering natural light to the interior during the day and glowing in the landscape at night. Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyThe glass volumes of the upper level and windows incised into the main level stucco plinth are thought of as lenses to the landscape. Facing the street side of the site, long thin ‘census’ windows give focus to the measured cadence of tree trunks while editing views to passing vehicles. Above, the glass volumes provide panoramic views to the tree canopy and sky above. To the rear yard, one glass volume slices through the plinth to frame unencumbered two story views.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Bjarke Ingels Discusses Darwinism And DesignArticlesVideo: eCloud Sculpture at San Jose International AirportArticles Share ArchDaily Photographs:  Paul Warchol Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: David Jameson Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects United States CopyAbout this officeDavid Jameson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentBethesdaRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 04, 2011Cite: “Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect” 04 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Black White Residence / David Jameson Architect Black White Residence / David Jameson ArchitectSave this projectSaveBlack White Residence / David Jameson Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/101226/black-white-residence-david-jameson-architect Clipboard 2007 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Bethesda, United States Year:  Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Paul Warchol Photography+ 17 Share “COPY”last_img read more

Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

first_img Houses Projects United States Photographs:  David Matheson The house sits on a dense site facing Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Our clients were keen to be fully cognizant of this amazing setting in all areas of the home. As such the house was conceived as a central room comprised of the courtyard, living room, and bedroom, bordered by niche spaces for the kitchen, breakfast nook, office and master bath. Fully folding doors/walls adjacent to the courtyard from the living room and bedroom literally open the full space up, and the rhythmic edge of vertical screen elements (solid mahogany and steel) create a loose border that stretches and compresses along its lengths.Save this picture!© David MathesonViewed at an angle, the screen reads opaque, but viewed closely or straight through, the screen is visibly porous allowing both light and air to travel through and across the central space. All other rooms on the main floor abut this border screen, creating a reference of place throughout the house, and providing a dynamic reading of visual connections as one moves through the space. This central heart of the house is protected from strong seawater winds of the ocean by a glass roof, designed to allow for clear views upward and to maintain a warm center space.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe steel columns that anchor the steel cable and strut trusses are integrated into the vertical wood screen – matching the changing rhythm and yet independently identified by a deep charcoal color. When a sweeping breeze is needed, the large sliding windows between the office and the courtyard are easily opened to allow full cross-ventilation. The house lives and breathes through the courtyard, and our clients live fully in this “large” room, even soaking in the Japanese Ofuro installed beneath the glass roof to watch the evening sky.Save this picture!© David MathesonThe second floor is accessed by an exterior cantilever stair, which is structurally and materially integrated into the vertical screen system. Atop the house is a small second floor enclosure between two porches with dramatic views. This space is primarily used as a meditation room – and the large scooped skylight draws attention towards the changing blue of the sky and movement of the stars. Hidden below the inset Tatami floor is a guest mattress, ready to be revealed for guests to sleep among the cypress treetops.Save this picture!© David MathesonProject gallerySee allShow lessConnect:Homes Offers Affordable, Modern, Sustainable HomesArticlesRigshospitalet Hospital Expansion / 3XN Architects + aarhus architectsArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239007/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCarmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States Architects: Dirk Denison Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeDirk Denison ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesCarmel-by-the-Sea3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on May 30, 2012Cite: “Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects” 30 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?卡梅尔海住宅 / Dirk Denison Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© David Matheson+ 14 Share Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/239007/carmel-residence-dirk-denison-architects Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday

first_img Area:  360 m² Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Year:  CopyEngineer:Quintin Tonnard, Espacio ConstructiesContractor:Bouwbedrijf AalbersPlot:6500 m2Design Team:Maxim Winkelaar, Bob Ronday, Jurgen van DenderenCity:DoornMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chiel de NooyerRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaTimber Cladding on Stadtcasino Basel ExtensionWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsWoodEGGERWooden Decors for DUO Optik Interior Design The house with the two faces Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob RondaySave this projectSaveManor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob RondaySave this picture!© Chiel de NooyerHouses, Renovation•Doorn, Architects: Bob Ronday, Maxim Winkelaar Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/418020/manor-doorn-maxim-winkelaar-bob-ronday Clipboard Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/418020/manor-doorn-maxim-winkelaar-bob-ronday Clipboard Year: center_img 2009 Houses photographs:  Chiel de NooyerPhotographs:  Chiel de Nooyer+ 11 Share “COPY” 2009 Save this picture!© Chiel de Nooyer In the middle of the forests in the heart of The Netherlands is an extraordinary residence. The residence was recently renovated with the focus on sustainability done by the architects Bob Ronday and Maxim Winkelaar. The residence is built in the early 20th century and the house is characterized in an English cottage style with white painted walls and a thatched roof. On the plot is also a double garage in the style of the house and all is surrounded by a large, beautifully landscaped garden. The house has received over the past one hundred years several different renovations.  Save this picture!© Chiel de NooyerThe most rigorous conversion is done in the 1970s and the character of the house changed by the addition of an oversized constructed porch. The client wanted a house that is both livable and sustainable. One of the requirements was that all living areas are located on the ground floor. So, that in the near future, the house will become easily accessible when they get older. The design was carefully mapped out so that parts of the house could be reused, so nothing is carelessly removed out of the building. Besides a thorough renovation of the house the existing porch received a new façade and with a new extension.  Save this picture!© Chiel de NooyerThe finishing and detailing of the existing porch was very dated, but the location and orientation in relation to the other living areas, was very useable. We used this space for the main bedroom with en suite bathroom and a spa / wellness. The façade of the new extension is clad in an Accoya ® wood, a sustainable new product which is thoroughly modified and holds 50 years or longer. Accoya ® is proclaimed to a Cradle to cradle material. Because of its location in the forest rondaywinkelaar placed the Accoya® vertically, so the extension integrates with the surrounding. The wooden facade plays together with the thatched roof. The Accoya ® lath has a mutual distance of 1 inch. This is deliberately done to make the whole less massive. The parapet of the roof is semi-transparent so that part of the house is still visible. Save this picture!Plan A detailed layer on the top of the cladding is the seal of the verticality and makes the whole extension to a subtle box. The porch is partially oriented on the southwest and rondaywinkelaar made folding glass walls. These can be fully opened and increases the inside-outside relationship. Besides recycling of existing material in the house, there is chosen for a home of sustainable energy solutions. In the entire house is a new tile floor with an under floor with a heating system. In the basement is a heat pump placed, the pipes of the system go deep in the ground (approx. 160 meters). The geothermal heat pump uses to heat the home. Together with the under floor heating this makes great energy savings. Besides the heat, the client has chosen for solar energy.  The roof of the extension was the perfect location to place the solar energy panels. Besides the choices for the façade and sustainable energy supplies rondaywinkelaar also considered good reuse of existing elements in the house. The kitchen is covered with a new coat of paint and modern appliances, so it received a modern touch and is in a perfect functional condition. The front of the house is fully remained in traditional English cottage style. At the rear where the extension is located the house received a new modern look. By choosing a wooden cladding with large windows frames makes this side a balanced contrast to the existing building. The whole project is a well thought success and it is become a sustainable renovation.Project gallerySee allShow lesseVolo 2014 Skyscraper CompetitionEventPassion House M1 / Arhitekt 11Selected Projects Share Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMaxim WinkelaarOfficeFollowBob RondayOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationDoornHousesRefurbishmentPublished on August 21, 2013Cite: “Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday” 21 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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BBC Radio 4 Christmas appeal includes online donation link

first_imgBBC Radio 4 Christmas appeal includes online donation link Howard Lake | 24 December 2004 | News To give by credit card, please ring 020 77 66 11 25.Donate online via the St Martin-in-the-Fields donation pageOr send your donation to: St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJIf you are a UK tax payer, please provide St Martins-in-the-Fields with your full name and address to ensure the charity can reclaim the tax you have already paid on your donation.September & October 2004 – Radio 4 Appeal funds raised:Teaching Aids at low cost £15,300Clubs for Young People £1,650Ataxia Telangiectasia Society £4,080Refugee Therapy Centre – £8,000Fostering Network £1,400Bag Books £8,600  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sundays 07:55 & 21:26 Rpt: Thursdays 15:27The Reverend Nicholas Holtam makes the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal on behalf of St Martin-in-the-Fields, registered charity 261359.Last year, listeners gave £430,000 to the annual Radio 4 Christmas Appeal. For 78 years this appeal has raised money for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the church in Trafalgar Square that provides shelter and support to the many thousands of homeless people from all over the country who end up living on the streets of London. Whilst half the money raised goes to this work the other half is distributed in small grants by the Vicars Relief Fund. By buying a cooker or a washing machine for someone in desperate need, the Vicars Relief Fund is helping vulnerable people lead ordinary lives. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Venezuela se moviliza contra el imperialismo y el sabotaje eléctrico

first_img10 de marzo – El día 9 de marzo se llenaron las calles de Caracas, Venezuela con miles de personas celebrando el Día del Antiimperialismo Bolivariano. Es una movilización que se ha organizado cada año en esta fecha empezando en 2015, cuando el presidente de Estados Unidos Barack Obama declaró a Venezuela como una amenaza “inusual y extraordinaria.”El pueblo bolivariano también se movilizaba en respuesta al sabotaje del sistema eléctrico del país. El día jueves 7 de marzo empezó una serie de ataques, principalmente de carácter cibernéticas, contra la planta eléctrica de El Guri que suministra a casi todo el país.En su discurso ante la marcha antiimperialista, el presidente constitucional Nicolás Maduro denunció que la responsabilidad del apagón caía sobre la oposición, ya fracasado su golpe de estado, y sus dirigentes en los Estados Unidos.Al mismo tiempo, el autoproclamado “presidente interino” de Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, advirtió de forma indirecta que habrían nuevos y ampliados sabotajes. “Debemos anunciar con responsabilidad que se transformará en una crisis por la gasolina,” dijo hablando desde un megáfono en la concentración opositora.A la hora de escribir, el servicio eléctrico se está restaurando paulatinamente en las zonas afectadas. Según varios oficiales del gobierno, se ha trabajado constantemente desde el comienzo de los ataques para restaurar el servicio y “normalizar la situación.”Una de las claves de la estrategia golpista ha sido el uso coordinado de los medios de comunicación internacionales, que hasta ahora han seguido el guión injerencista del asesor de seguridad nacional John Bolton, el senador de Florida Marco Rubio y el enviado especial para Venezuela Elliott Abrams, que decían que las fuerzas del gobierno quemaron camiones llenos de ayuda. Pero el día marzo 10 el New York Times sacó un reporte donde se detalló cómo fueron en realidad las fuerzas opositoras que quemaron el camión en la frontera con Colombia. (tinyurl.com/y5ykjd9e)Ya debería ser obvio que en su obsesión con conquistar Venezuela los dirigentes del golpe dirán cualquier cosa para justificar un ataque. No está claro porque el New York Times decidió romper con el gobierno estadounidense, pero muestra cómo el imperialismo ha propagado mentiras, usando a los medios de comunicación como parte integral de su ataque contra Venezuela.La nueva estrategia de cambio de régimenYa un mes y medio después de la autoproclamación de Juan Guaidó, sigue Nicolás Maduro en el palacio de Miraflores y la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (FANB) sigue en la defensa de la constitución.El día 23 de febrero se intentó ingresar camiones llenas de supuesta “ayuda humanitaria” que según Nicolás Maduro “ni ayuda, ni humanitaria era”. A pesar de dos días de ataques violentos en la frontera con Colombia, la oposición no logró entrar a los camiones.Venezuela se defendió ese día porque el poder popular se movilizó contra el imperialismo. La FANB en la frontera luchaba junto a los colectivos chavistas y las milicias civiles. La consciencia y la organización del pueblo chavista pudo evitar la ruptura de la FANB que buscaban los Estados Unidos y su lacayo Juan Guaidó.La oposición venezolana sufrió un derrote importante el 23 de febrero, mucho más importante que no poder entrar a los camiones, cosa que nunca fue su objetivo principal. Buscaban, mediante provocaciones violentas y manipulación de los imágenes, fabricar un pretexto para la intervención militar de una coalición internacional.¿Quién habría formado parte de esta coalición? Por una parte se buscaba el apoyo de los países que forman la OTAN (que intervino en ex-Yugoslavia en 1999 y luego en Libia en 2011): Estados Unidos, Reino Unido y otros países europeos. Por otra sería el Grupo de Lima, con la importante excepción de México que rompió con el resto del grupo. Este es un grupo de gobiernos latinoamericanos de derecha, varias de las cuales sufrieron golpes estadounidenses recientes (Honduras en 2009 o Brasil en 2016).Pero después de la heróica demostración de fuerza por parte de la revolución bolivariana, la Unión Europea salió en contra de la intervención militar, como también lo hizo el Grupo de Lima. Si los Estados Unidos quiere enviar tropas, lo tendrá que hacer sin el apoyo de ninguna organización internacional.Todo esto dificulta una invasión militar abierta. Entonces, ¿cómo han cambiado los planes del imperialismo en Venezuela? El ataque contra el sistema eléctrico indica que se aplicará una estrategia de desgaste y desestabilización.Seguirán los ataques económicos desde los Estados Unidos, que ya amenaza con sancionar a terceros países que negocian con Venezuela. Los sabotajes y los ataques cibernéticos también seguirán, y probablemente se ampliarán a otras industrias.Otra posibilidad es la guerra sucia, crear grupos rebeldes y suministrarlos con armas, para presionar al gobierno y colapsar los programas sociales. Ya cuenta la oposición con sus grupos “guarimberos” como base para esto.En ambos casos, la guerra económica es la clave. La estrategia desestabilizadora del imperialismo se basa principalmente en “hacer gritar a la economía.” Romper el control que sigue ejerciendo la oligarquía venezolana sobre la economía debe ser la prioridad junto a seguir construyendo la organización popular en el país.Fracturas en la clase gobernante de EUAEs importante el dato de que fue el presidente Obama quien primero clasificó a Venezuela como una amenaza a la seguridad nacional, declaración que justificaba las sanciones unilaterales. La actual política injerencista contra Venezuela es producto directo de la política de Obama.Históricamente, las diferencias entres los dos partidos estadounidenses desaparecen en cuanto a la política externa. Solo falta ver cómo los líderes del partido Demócrata como Nancy Pelosi aceptan sin preguntas las mentiras sobre Venezuela que difunden Rubio y Bolton.Esta unidad entre los dos partidos de la clase gobernante sirve para proteger al sistema imperialista, asegurando que EUA tomará acción para asegurar las condiciones que se requieren. Pelosi podría haber desmentido la narrativa sobre Venezuela, y frustrar al gobierno de Trump en el proceso, pero los líderes Demócratas siempre ponen los intereses del imperialismo encima de todo.Ahora, como resultado del fracaso de la maniobra golpista de febrero 23, se están produciendo fracturas en esa unidad. La decisión del New York Times de romper con las mentiras de Abrams, Rubio y Bolton es la señal más reciente de estas tensiones.Desde el inicio del intento de golpe de estado algunos oficiales electos como Ilhan Omar, representativa del estado de Minnesota, han declarado públicamente su oposición al golpe de estado. Por eso, y por su solidaridad con Palestina, los líderes del partido Demócrata han atacado ferozmente a Omar.Venezuela sigue bajo una amenaza imperialista, en forma de sabotaje y ataques económicos. Hace falta que el movimiento progresista en Estados Unidos se aproveche de las rupturas que se están produciendo en la clase gobernante para intensificar la campaña antiimperialista y acabar con las sanciones.(AUTOR DE LA FOTO: Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

How Do You Social Distance at a County Fair?

first_img Previous articleDOJ Provides Guidance for U.S. Pork Industry Response to COVID CrisisNext articlePurdue’s Jason Henderson on July County Fairs and Will Rain Finally? It’s the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/4h-july-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Purdue Extension announced on Friday that county 4-H fairs can happen in July if certain criteria are met. As part of Governor Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan to safely reopen the state, conventions, sports events, fairs, and festivals may resume July 4th as part of Stage 5.Social distancing is one of the criteria and that begs the question, “How do you keep six-foot separation between people at a county fair?”That’s the question from Director of Purdue Extension Jason Henderson. He says there are other requirements that revolve around hygiene and disinfecting, but social distancing will be the most difficult for county 4-H boards to figure out.“That means you have to change pattern flows, you have to change penning, and just a lot of queuing of various different events. So, they’re going to have to look different in order to comply with those guidelines.”What about the rides, games, and carnival aspects of the fair?“So, I’ve had some additional conversations with them and they’re putting together their plans on what it would look like for a carnival or other things,” Henderson told HAT. “It’s going to look different for them too because they’re going to have to comply with these additional social distancing guidelines that have to be met.”Henderson says one challenge is that each county will be in a different position. The “Back on Track” plan allows for different counties to be in different stages given their situation.“What happens in one county will be different in another county and so we’ve got to help them by putting together a process that they can walk through and think about the decisions to make the best decision for their county. Whether that is doing virtual demonstrations only, or if it’s virtual demonstrations with in-person demonstrations as well.”Henderson says other Extension programs, like farm field days, can now also take place under the same types of guidelines. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE How Do You Social Distance at a County Fair? SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 18, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News How Do You Social Distance at a County Fair?last_img read more

Rana Akbani detained by the authorities

first_imgNews Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this informationcenter_img March 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rana Akbani detained by the authorities Rana Akbani, a Syrian journalist working in eastern Libya for the culture section of the Libyan newspaper Al-Shams, went missing after being accused during an interview on Al-Libya TV of bias and lying in her coverage of street demonstrations in Benghazi. She was also accused of collaborating with foreign countries, which is tantamount to being accused of spying. Her family said the Libyan authorities released her on 14 April. last_img read more

Slice Launches Automated Claims Settlement

first_img Slice Launches Automated Claims Settlement Previous articleJazmine Sullivan talks Super Bowl gig and Whitney HoustonNext articleTrüNorth Global™ Appoints Brian Doege to Vice President of Sales Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusinesscenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Slice Labs Inc. (Slice), a technology startup with the first on-demand insurance platform, has launched an automated claims settlement feature providing an end-to-end digitization of the customer claims journey. The digital claims journey provides an improved experience for customers and greater efficiencies for insurers by reducing the volume of manual claims handling and associated costs, increasing consistency and improving accuracy. Customers experience a digital first notice of loss (FNOL) journey that includes automated loss evaluation and settlement offer along with immediate digital payment all within one session. All is made possible by leveraging technologies in natural language processing (NLP), document and receipt scanning, multilingual audio and video transcription and machine learning models for loss classification and depreciation. Furthermore, throughout the entire development of this feature, the team used an ethics-first approach to ensure that potential bias would be mitigated. The Slice Mind team of data scientists and developers worked in partnership with Duuo, a digital insurance distributor created by The Co-operators, on this cutting-edge technology. Plans for deployment include making this feature initially available in Duuo’s Rent-My-Stuff Insurance product, followed by their remaining on-demand insurance products. Duuo’s claims team played a critical role in the development of this feature and the training of the algorithms used within the ML models. Luc Lamadeleine, Director of Claims at Duuo, said, “We are extremely pleased to be launching this new feature, which we believe is the first completely touchless claims process in Canadian P&C insurance. This new feature was carefully built by applying both sound and effective claims practices, as well as the latest digital tools and technology. We are confident that this innovative claims process will enable us to respond even more quickly to our clients in their time of need.” “This feature is a game-changer in insurance claims for customers and carriers. Customers are faced with a complex, cumbersome, and often very time-consuming claim process. Insurers deal with costly claims management. Automating the claims process through settlement provides a customer-centric experience in a digital age, and drastically reduces claims management costs for insurers,” said Tim Attia, CEO of Slice Labs. The automated claims settlement feature is available to any Slice partner. To learn more, visit www.slice.is. About Slice Labs: Slice Labs Inc. is the insurance engine behind tomorrow’s cloud-based, on-demand digital services ecosystems for the new economy. Through the Slice Labs Insurance Cloud Services (ICS) platform, Slice Labs is enabling insurers, technology companies, and other service providers to build truly intelligent and intuitive, usage based digital insurance products protecting the insured anytime and anywhere. To learn more, visit https://www.slice.is. Follow Slice on Twitter and LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005069/en/ CONTACT: Slice Labs Contact: Emily Mertz VP, Marketing [email protected] 212-380-1849 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Slice Labs Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:10 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:11 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005069/en WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

For 2018 Forecast, Freddie Mac Looks to the Past

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Rubin Lublin Announces New Partner Next: Home Bidding Sight-Unseen? Freddie Mac has released its February Insight report, which “looks into the effects of higher mortgage rates on home buyers, homeowners wishing to refinance, mortgage lenders, home builders and real estate agents.” For this latest Insight report, Freddie Mac economists have looked at how rising mortgage interest rates could impact the housing market, as well as what ripples past increases have caused.To begin, Freddie’s Insight Report looks back at a historical period when mortgage interest rates were at their highest in recent memory: the years between 1977 and 1981. In 1977, the interest rate for a new 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 8 percent. Four years later in 1981, that same mortgage would have included an 18 percent interest rate. As the Insight report explains, “This was the most dramatic increase in mortgage rates in the last 50 years.”What impact did this skyrocketing of mortgage interest rates have on the housing sector? Per the Insight report, new mortgage originations fell nearly 40 percent, from $162 billion in 1977 to $98 billion in 1981. Annual single-family home sales dropped 36 percent, from 4.5 million to 2.9 million. Finally, housing starts for single-family homes dropped by over 51 percent, from close to 1.5 million to 705,000 by 1981.“History has shown that periods of rising mortgage rates can be challenging for U.S. housing and mortgage markets,” said Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist, Freddie Mac. “In historical episodes of rising rates, home sales slipped, housing starts stalled, and mortgage originations swooned. Home builders are doubly affected by increasing mortgage rates because they use financing to fund construction costs. When interest rates on funding for new construction and mortgage rates rise simultaneously, home builders are squeezed by a fall in demand and an increase in costs. However, though rates have moved higher recently, mortgage credit is still historically cheap if borrowers can get in while the getting is good.”So where does Freddie project mortgage interest rates to go in 2018, and what would the impact of those changes be? The Insight report says that if rates continue to hover between 3.5 and 4.5 percent and inflation remains low, originations, home sales, and housing starts should each increase by 5-10 percent this year.If, on the other hand, rates spike by 1.5 percentage points, Freddie forecasts originations to fall by 30 percent, with home sales and starts also dropping between 5-11 percent.Kiefer asks, “If rates rise, will housing markets follow the historical precedent, or will they buck the trend and maintain momentum? It’s uncertain, but with a solid labor market, rising household incomes, and a demographic tailwind from a large young adult population coming of age, U.S. housing markets could show modest growth this year even with higher mortgage rates.”You can read all of Freddie Mac’s Insight reports by clicking here. February 26, 2018 3,066 Views Tagged with: Freddie Mac Freddie Mac Insight Interest rates Mortgage Interest Rates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / For 2018 Forecast, Freddie Mac Looks to the Past Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save For 2018 Forecast, Freddie Mac Looks to the Past Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Freddie Mac Freddie Mac Insight Interest rates Mortgage Interest Rates 2018-02-26 David Wharton Subscribe  Print This Postlast_img read more

Car destroyed after being set on fire in Derry

first_img Car destroyed after being set on fire in Derry Police have launched an investigation after a car was set on fire outside a house in Derry this morning.The incident happened at approximately 3am in the Bogside area of the city.Police say the car was destroyed while a house nearby was also damaged by the fire.Anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact detectives at Strand Road police station on the non-emergency number 101. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Homepage BannerNews By admin – June 5, 2016 Facebook Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleRecord numbers for Relay for Life Donegal 2016 as event draws to a closeNext articleDownings through to All Ireland Gaeltacht Junior Final admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Trapped for days beneath an overturned truck, missing Idaho man found alive

first_imgIdaho Falls Fire Department(IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) — A young man who had been missing for several days was found alive beneath an overturned truck in the foothills of Idaho this week, authorities said.Firefighters and law enforcement officials were dispatched to a remote area southeast of Idaho Falls on Monday night, after receiving a 911 call about the discovery of a rolled-over pick-up truck about a half mile off a road. The 911 caller had been searching for the 21-year-old male driver who had been missing for “several days,” according to a joint press release from the Idaho Falls Fire Department and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the three-quarter ton vehicle had rolled down a ravine and landed on its side in a small, narrow stream bed. The driver, whose name has not been released, was partially ejected during the accident and pinned to the ground beneath the truck for days.The man was conscious and talking to rescuers when they arrived on scene just before 8 p.m. local time, authorities said. The road above the overturned vehicle was too narrow for larger fire engines, so a smaller rescue truck had to be sent to the scene. There was also no cell phone service and radio communication was limited in the remote area, authorities said. Rescuers used heavy extrication equipment, as well as large airbags that were inflated under the truck, to get the man out. He was treated by medics at the scene and then flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in stable condition.His vehicle was removed from the ravine using a large boom truck, authorities said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Arizona man rescued at Zion National Park after getting trapped in quicksand

first_imgbenedek/iStock(NEW YORK ) — An Arizona man was rescued at Zion National Park after his leg got stuck in quicksand while hiking during a winter storm on Saturday.The National Park Service told ABC News it nearly two days to rescue the 34-year-old male. He and his female companion had hiked three hours up the Left Fork of the North Creek, also known as the Subway route, at Zion National Park before he got swallowed by the quicksand. Neither the man nor the woman’s name was released publicly and details of how the man got trapped in quicksand were not immediately available.After an unsuccessful attempt to free his leg from the quicksand, the woman hiked three hours back to find phone service and call for help, park officials said.Rangers with the Zion Search and Rescue found the female companion close to the trailhead and treated her for hypothermia.After several hours of searching, NPS located the man, who was suffering from exposure, hypothermia and extremity injuries. It took rescuers two hours to free his leg.Rangers spent the night in freezing conditions tending to the male. The park reported four additional inches of snow overnight.A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter responded to the Search and Rescue team the following morning. It took DPS until Sunday afternoon to safely land due to extreme weather conditions.The NPS advises hikers to use extreme caution during this winter season.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Quick-thinking crew member stops runaway cart from striking airplane on tarmac

first_imgaapsky/iStock(CHICAGO) — A quick-thinking airport employee averted a bad accident when a catering cart spun out of control on the tarmac of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The dramatic incident was caught on video by a passenger inside the terminal. Employees were servicing an American Airlines jet when their catering cart suddenly lurched out of control and began spinning wildly on its own. Dr. Kevin Klauer, who shot the video Monday, said it appeared that a case of bottled water fell off the vehicle and lodged under the accelerator. Ground crew members leaped aside as the cart careered around and around. An employee was knocked to the ground and pulled to safety by another worker.Other employees tried to reach out to stop the vehicle as its circular path took it closer to the nose of the airplane, but the cart was moving too fast. Suddenly, as seen in the video, a man ran up from behind the others and snuck past the spinning cart by narrowly jumping between it and the plane. He then disappeared out of frame for a moment, during which time he appeared to start up a forklift vehicle.On its final loop, the cart was heading right for the nose of the jet — when the employee steered the forklift into its path, crashing into the cart and knocking it away from the plane. The force of the crash toppled the cart onto its side and sent bottles and other items flying, but the plane was unharmed and it appeared there were no injuries.In a statement released after the incident, American Airlines officials said they were investigating the mishap. “Preliminary reports indicate that the accelerator became stuck and caused the catering cart to lose control,” the statement said. “No American Airlines team members were injured and the incident resulted in one 10 minute flight delay.” “We appreciate the quick action of our team member who stopped the vehicle,” the statement added. “Safety is our top priority and we are working with our partners to investigate the incident.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Christmas week storm to sweep US with flooding, snow, thunderstorms

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new storm will hit the West Coast Monday before moving across the country. It is set to bring extreme weather such as snowfall, severe thunderstorms and rain that may cause flooding.Washington and Oregon could see landslides as the storm moves through Monday afternoon and night. Oregon already saw a landslide Sunday, which shut down its historic Columbia River highway.An avalanche warning has been issued from Oregon to Montana, where some areas could see up to 30 inches of snow.By Wednesday, the storm will be in the Central U.S. It will likely bring heavy snow near the Great Lakes and heavy rain with thunderstorms from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf Coast.Some of the thunderstorms could become severe along the Gulf Coast.By Christmas Eve, the storm will make its way to the East Coast with heavy rain and strong winds. Flash flooding may occur.To the South, from the Carolinas to Florida, there could be strong thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few isolated tornadoes.Behind the storm, Arctic air will turn rain to snow from western New York to western Pennsylvania and into West Virginia.More than a half a foot of snow is possible from the Upper Midwest, through the Great Lakes and into the Northeast.Wind chills will drop below zero degrees for the western Great Lakes and parts of the Midwest, with teens all the way down to Oklahoma and Arizona.The Arctic blast will shift to the East for Christmas.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Numerous Utah Men’s College Basketball Players Named To NABC Honors Court

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball senior guard Matthew Johnson has been named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the second consecutive season.Additionally, Utah Valley senior guard Conner Toolson received this distinction.Others included Utah State senior guards Sam Merrill and Diego Brito.This honor recognizes men’s college basketball student-athletes who have excelled academically during the past season.This honors court lauds the talents and skills student-athletes possess on the court and exemplify in the classroom.To be eligible for this award, student-athletes must be either juniors or seniors academically, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 over the course of the past season, have attended the school in question for at least a year and be a member of an NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III or NAIA Division I or Division II school’s team with an NABC member coach. Tags: Division II/Division III/Matthew Johnson/NABC/NAIA Division I/NCAA Division I/SUU Men’s Basketball July 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local Numerous Utah Men’s College Basketball Players Named To NABC Honors Court Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Press release: Environment Agency says that a different approach is needed to tackle flooding over next 50 years

first_imgThe Environment Agency manages flood risk on over 36,000 km of river, 9,000km raised flood defences and over 22,000 flood structures – from the Thames Barrier to local pumping stations. Since 2016, it has upgraded its response capability with more than 6,500 staff trained and ready to help protect communities when floods threaten, 40km of temporary barriers, 250 mobile pumps, and 500,000 sandbags. Partnerships to help respond during incidents have also been strengthened – including with the army.Government is investing £2.6 billion in flood and coastal erosion risk management projects between 2015 and 2021.Now in its third year, the annual Flood and Coast Conference brings together experts from across the globe to share ideas and opportunities to work together to tackle the risk of flooding and coastal erosion. More on the conference here: https://www.floodandcoast.com/.The Environment Agency is currently working in its next National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy which will address these challenging questions raised in Sir James Bevan’s speech. Country is better protected than ever against flooding Every £1 invested in flood schemes saves £10 in damages avoided During this century a new approach is needed to tackle flood risk in 21st Century Over the next century a different approach is needed to protect the country from flooding, the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive said in a keynote speech at the annual Flood and Coast Conference today (Tuesday 20 March).As he revealed that every £1 invested in new flood schemes saves the economy £10 in damages avoided, Sir James Bevan said that despite huge advances in flood protection, what worked so well in the past will not be enough in the future. Rising sea levels and higher populations in built-up areas will mean new approaches are needed to combat increasing flood risk. Since 2015, new flood schemes completed by the Environment Agency have benefitted more than 100,000 homes but to continue building on this success new 21st century approaches are needed.These include a call for greater business investment, quicker emergency response and increased use of natural flood schemes, in addition to ‘hard’ defences, in order to reduce the impact of flooding on communities around the country. He questioned how these challenges should be dealt with and suggest that more concrete – simply building our flood defences higher and higher – is not the answer.As he laid out his thoughts on the future of flood protection, Sir James Bevan said that tough questions had to be asked about what to protect. He questioned whether there might be a case for considering future funding priorities.He said that everyone has a part to play to reduce flood risk and that homeowners in flood risk areas should know the risks and what action they can take – and he praised communities and flood groups who have already taken great steps in this area.Sir James Bevan said:center_img Almost every day in this country, when rivers and tides rise, rain falls and storms blow, thousands of people sleep safe and unaware that they are being protected by flood defences. But what works so well now – and has done in the past – may not be enough in the future. Over the next fifty years if we are going to give the country the best possible protection against flooding, we are going to need a different approach.last_img read more

Patisserie Valerie is merged with Bakers & Baristas

first_imgCauseway Capital, which acquired Patisserie Valerie last year, has merged the chain with its Bakers & Baristas business.The new combined operation, which will have more than 125 sites across the UK and Ireland, will be led by current Bakers & Baristas CEO James Fleming.Patisserie Valerie (PV) production managing director José Peralta and retail managing director Paolo Peretti, who have led a turnaround of PV following its acquisition by Causeway, will support the management during a transitional period before leaving the business.The new group will continue operating under their individual brands and will retain their existing, distinctive in-store offerings, stated Causeway.Causeway said the merger would enable both businesses to benefit from shared baking, coffee and customer service resources and new product development, and allow additional investment for growth, including new store openings.“We are really pleased to announce the merger of our coffee and patisserie investments,” added Causeway Capital partner Matt Scaife.“We want to thank Paolo and José for their hard work and leadership in delivering the Patisserie Valerie turnaround programme over the last 12 months. We look forward to continuing supporting the development of these two distinctive brands and the continued growth of the group.”Based in Limerick, Ireland, Bakers + Baristas has locations in shopping and outlet centres throughout the UK and the Republic. Sales have grown from £11m in 2015, when Causeway invested in the business, to £22m in 2019.Patisserie Valerie was acquired by Causeway last year, when its parent company Patisserie Holdings entered administration. Causeway took on 96 sites, but has since reduced this to 75 following a review of stores’ trading performance.“This merger represents a fantastic opportunity to establish a high-quality, branded coffee and patisserie business with a presence throughout the UK and Ireland,” said Fleming.“I am really excited to be leading the team and believe there are significant opportunities to leverage shared resources across the business to deliver best-in-class customer experience for both brands instore and online.”Before joining Bakers + Baristas, Fleming had been CEO of Euphorium Bakery and UK CEO of French boulangerie chain Paul.last_img read more

Sigur Rós Hypnotizes At Detroit’s Fox Theatre [Review/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images The incredibly talented Icelandic group Sigur Rós rattled Detroit’s beautiful Fox Theatre this past Saturday, October 1st, playing a sold out show to an excited crowd. The band’s previous performance in the city was back in 2013, so many Michigan fans highly anticipated this show.That 2013 show featured the previous year’s Valtari release, and the then-upcoming Kveikur release. Unlike their previous visit, which included an orchestra full of violinists and choral singers among others, the group had a much more intimate show this time around, with no musicians accompanying them on stage. This is also Sigur Rós’ first tour as a trio, as Kjartan Sveinsson, the keyboardist for the band for well over a decade, left the band after their last tour.Despite these changes, the trio performed just as flawlessly, resoundingly and incredibly as in years past, and the audience’s constant captivation proved just that. In all of my years of attending various concerts and festivals, I don’t believe I have ever witnessed an audience so engulfed in the performance as this past Saturday’s. Barely any phones could be seen pulled out, as most attendees were simply too taken aback by all of the beauty to remember that the outside world even existed.The evening consisted of two sets of performances, with a 20 minute intermission in between. No opener was scheduled, and Sigur Rós went on at 8:30pm sharp as planned. Each set consisted of a blend of new songs, off of their upcoming album whose name is still a mystery, and various adorned classics from their two-decade discography. “Saeglopur” off of Takk was a favorite, as Jónsi’s piercing falsetto silenced the venue while a bow graced along the strings of his electric guitar, creating hauntingly beautiful tones.Equally mesmerizing to the evening’s music were the light and stage setup that accompanied it. LED lights and a massive backdrop created scenes of natural beauty, far off galaxies, thunderstorms and vibrant colors which splashed the high ceilings of the historic theatre, and with it, perfectly choreographed explosions of stage lights during each dramatic strike of Orri Páll Dýrason’s drums. In the group’s second set, the trio played the first two songs behind a semitransparent visual screen, while deep, darker lights set the tone, as their instruments resonated around the entire venue.The performance had a faultless balance of calm, devastating beauty created by the band’s many serene pieces, and the dramatic, vibrant contradictory pieces that shook each member of the audience back awake from a tranquil daze. The segue from one song to another was unforgettably fluent as well, leaving no time for much clapping until the very end, at which point the audience wasted no time in jumping up for a standing ovation following the band’s last song, “Popplagið”.Don’t miss Sigur Rós in a town near you! Check out their full US tour schedule below.Sigur Rós Tour DatesOctober 3 – Toronto, ON @ Massey HallOctober 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music HallOctober 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings TheatreOctober 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of MusicOctober 10 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe AuditoriumOctober 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland TheatreOctober 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre-Words and photos courtesy of Katie Laskowska. See the full gallery below!last_img read more

HISE weekend includes press box reception, shadowing classes

first_imgEmily McConville The University of Notre Dame brought students from around the world to campus from April 6-8 to partake in the Hesburgh International Scholars Experience (HISE), which provides prospective international students with a glimpse into life at the University.According to assistant director of admissions Julie Moloney, the Latin American and Caribbean council initiated the program six years ago in hopes of providing international students with the opportunity to see and experience Notre Dame prior to making a college decision.“A lot of students don’t get the opportunity to visit Notre Dame before they have to make their decision, and we all know how beautiful this campus is and how great the people are,” she said.Moloney said the international students get the chance to experience the life of a Notre Dame student through the program.“We organize a lot of different activities and events for them,” Moloney said. “They get to do college information sessions with each of the different departments with a lot of professors and some of the academic advisors in the different departments.”In addition, Moloney said students are allowed to attend up to three classes in order to gain a better understanding of the academic aspect of student life. Participants also have the opportunity to observer dorm life and student-student interactions.“They get to stay in the dorms with student hosts, so the hope is that they’re getting to see Notre Dame from all angles before they have to make that decision as to where they see themselves the next four years,” she said.On Sunday night, the students partake in the press box event at Notre Dame stadium, according to the HISE agenda.“It’s really kind of neat for the students to be able to be up there,” Moloney said. “I think some of them realize how big of a deal it is, and some don’t until they come to Notre Dame.”Another trademark event of the weekend is the closing gala on Tuesday evening, Moloney said.“There’s a nice dinner, and there’s a speaker,” Moloney said. “Then we have a big dance afterwards with a photo booth and competitions. Everyone knows that they get to come, dress nicely for that and have a lot of fun.”Notre Dame has one of the highest percentages of students who study abroad among universities in the United States, and Moloney said it is also important to have international students attend the University.“Adding diverse minds and cultures is really enriching all across the board,” she said. “I think students that come back from [study abroad] experiences are so enriched academically and culturally.“I think that it aligns perfectly with the mission of the university to be bringing these diverse minds to Notre Dame just to stir the pot a little bit in terms of students that have grown up in different parts of the world with completely different cultures and completely different university systems and education systems.”Moloney said she hopes the HISE experience shows students all of Notre Dame’s strengths and allows them to decide if the University is the right fit for them.“We have programming that really reflects around what I kind of say are three pillars of Notre Dame,” Moloney said. “The mind, heart and spirit … our tradition of academics, community, spirituality.Despite being a respected academic institution, Notre Dame is not the right fit for everyone, Moloney said, but she added that if a student is interested in community and spirituality as aspects of a college experience, then Notre Dame is a good choice.“I think every student that graduates from here, you know that you’re graduating not just with a top-notch education, but you’ve also grown a lot personally in every aspect of the way,” she said.Moloney said Notre Dame is a place where students might experience their highest and lowest moments, but through these experiences, students grow markedly.“In a nutshell, I would recommend students to Notre Dame if that sense of growing as a whole person really appeals to them and knowing that, when you graduate, you’re going to be tasked with making a difference in the world, whatever you choose to do,” Moloney said.This task falls to students in every major, whatever career path they choose, Moloney said.“We’re challenging all of our students and all of our graduates to go on and make a difference,” Moloney said. “I think that’s one of the reasons I think people are attracted to Notre Dame because it is so mission-centered and because it comes with such a heavy task but a very manageable task.”Tags: HISE Prospective Studentslast_img read more

James Earl Jones & Cicely Tyson Will Star in The Gin Game on Broadway

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 10, 2016 Related Shows Tony-winning legends James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson are returning to Broadway! The pair will headline a revival of D.L. Coburn’s The Gin Game. Directed by Leonard Foglia, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play will begin previews on September 21 and officially open on October 13 at the Golden Theater.Jones received Tony Awards for Fences and The Great White Hope, and nominations for On Golden Pond and The Best Man. His other Broadway credits include the recent You Can’t Take It With You, Othello, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Of Mice and Men and The Iceman Cometh. His many film roles include Clear and Present Danger, Field of Dreams and The Man.Tyson won the 2013 Tony for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 2014 television movie version. Tyson made history when she became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for 1974’s TV film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Her 1972 film Sounder earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. On stage, Tyson has starred in shows including The Corn Is Green, Trumpets of the Lord, Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights and Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright. Recent film appearances include Alex Cross, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and The Help.Weller Martin (Jones) and Fonsia Dorsey (Tyson) meet on the porch of their nursing home and strike up a friendship, with Weller teaching Fonsia how to play gin rummy. As they play, they share stories about the lives they led in the outside world. But when Fonsia wins every hand, Weller becomes increasingly frustrated, until their gin games and conversations become a battleground, with each player exposing the other’s failures, disappointments and insecurities.The pair last appeared on Broadway together in A Hand Is on the Gate in 1966. And in case you were wondering, Tyson is 90, Jones is 84 and they will be doing eight shows a week!The Gin Game returns to the Golden Theatre where the original production opened in 1977, starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. The play last appeared on Broadway in 1997, in a production starring Charles Durning and Julie Harris. The Gin Game has also been filmed twice for television; in 1981 with original stars Cronyn and Tandy, and in 2003 with Dick van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.Complete creative team will be announced later. The Gin Gamelast_img read more

Baldwin Crash Leaves Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old man died after he crashed his car, causing it vehicle to burst into flames in his hometown of Baldwin over the weekend.Nassau County police said Gregory Balmir was driving a Toyota Camry southbound on Grand Avenue when he crossed over two lanes of traffic at the corner of Woodside Avenue, where he crashed into a utility pole and a building shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crash to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

BREAKING: Body found identified as missing Glen Aubrey woman

first_img—– APALACHIN (WBNG) — According to our 12 News crew who is on the scene, there is a heavy Police presence on NY-17 eastbound between Exit 66, Owego and Exit 67S in Vestal. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further updates. State Police are on the scene along with, the Apalachin Fire Department, the New York State Department of Transportation. UPDATE: A short time later, State Police say the body of a female was removed from an area between 434 and 17 Eastbound. According to 511NY.org, both lanes are blocked until further notice. —– Police found her body along Route 434 between Vestal and Apalachin. They say she was found her in a wooded area.center_img APALACHIN (WBNG) — State Police Commander Erik Dauber has confirmed with 12 News the body found has been identified as 37-year-old Casie J. Weese. She was reported missing Sunday. 2:03 PM UPDATE: Route 434 Westbound is block to traffic at the Broome-Tioga county line. They say, all Eastbound traffic will be diverted from NY 17E at Exit 66 in Apalachin to Route 434 East to Exit 67 Interchange for re-entry to NY 17 East. APALACHIN (WBNG) — Our 12 News crew at the scene witnessed a tarp covering the scene. State police say its “extremely” early in the investigation and a lot unknown as of Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

Yemen crisis deepens as separatists declare self-governance

first_imgYemen’s separatists signed a power-sharing deal in Riyadh last November that quelled a battle — dubbed a “civil war within a civil war” — for the south that had in August seen them seize control of the second city of Aden.The Riyadh pact quickly became defunct, failing to meet deadlines for key measures including the formation of a new cabinet with equal representation for southerners, and the reorganisation of military forces. The STC announced in its statement that it was declaring “self-governance in the south starting midnight on Saturday April 25th, 2020.”A self governing committee will start its work according to a list of tasks assigned by the council’s presidency,” it said. Aden residents reported heavy deployments of STC forces in the city and a separatist source told AFP they had set up checkpoints “at all government facilities, including the central bank and port of Aden”.Military vehicles drove through the city with STC flags flying aloft.The political landscape in the south is complex, and despite the STC’s declaration some southern cities said they did not recognise the call to self-rule and would remain aligned with the central government.Yemen’s Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Hadhrami said the STC move was “a continuation of the armed rebellion last August and a declaration of rejection” of the Riyadh agreement.Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed over the past five years in the war between the government and the Huthi rebels.Earlier this month, Yemen reported its first case of coronavirus in Hadramawt, a southern government-controlled province, raising fears of an outbreak.Compounding the country’s troubles, at least 21 people were killed in flash flooding this month, with Aden’s streets submerged and homes destroyed.The UAE, like the STC, has a zero tolerance policy towards the Muslim Brotherhood and Yemen’s Brotherhood-influenced Al-Islah party, which has representatives in the internationally recognised government.Last August, deadly clashes broke out between the government and STC forces who seized control of Aden, ousting unionist forces who had set up base there when President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi fled the Huthi-held capital Sanaa in February 2015.The tussle for control of the south  exposed divisions between the coalition partners — Saudi Arabia, which backs the government, and the United Arab Emirates, a backer and funder of the STC.The Riyadh agreement had been welcomed as preventing the complete break-up of Yemen, and hailed as a possible stepping stone towards ending the wider conflict in Yemen.But the cracks soon emerged, with complaints over food shortages in the south, a sharp depreciation of the currency, and a lack of funds to pay public sector employees. The STC’s statement Sunday said there had been a marked deterioration of public services, which “was clearly reflected in the latest torrential rains that caused the people in Aden deep suffering”.The government was using its powers as “a weapon to bring the southerners to kneel,” it said.While the government and the STC are technically allies in the long war against the Huthis, the secessionists believe the south should be an independent state — as it was before unification in 1990.Topics : The Southern Transitional Council (STC) accused the government of failing to perform its duties and of “conspiring” against the southern cause, and said self-governance had begun at midnight. The government condemned the move and said the separatists — who have long agitated for independence in the south — would be responsible for the “catastrophic and dangerous” outcome.The breakdown between the one-time allies comes as a Saudi-led coalition, which backs the internationally recognised government in a battle against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels, has extended a unilateral ceasefire aimed at fending off the coronavirus pandemic — a move rejected by the Huthis.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Touts Workforce Development, Job Training Programs in Lancaster

first_img December 16, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Tec Centro in Lancaster to highlight the importance of workforce development and job training, especially for middle class families and underserved communities.“Tec Centro is a remarkable program, combining language development, basic education, skills training, and job placement into one comprehensive service that helps people gain the experience and training they need to get jobs right here in Lancaster,” Governor Wolf said. “The Commonwealth’s investment of $250,000, at the urging of Rep. Mike Sturla (Lancaster), will allow Tec Centro to deliver their premier training programs to more residents of Lancaster.“This expansion will be an essential component in their plan to bring education and job training to the residents of Lancaster County, so that they can be prepared to join the workforce and have the skills needed to fill, and excel in, good middle class, family sustaining jobs.”Governor Wolf’s core focus includes ensuring Pennsylvania’s economy is creating middle class jobs and that Pennsylvania workers have access to training that prepares them to take hold of those jobs. Nearly 100,000 more Pennsylvanians are working since this time two years ago, and in 2016, the Wolf Administration secured commitments for creating and retaining more than 200,000 full-time jobs and the investment of nearly $1.1 billion in Pennsylvania’s economy.Tec Centro’s service delivery system integrates language development, adult basic education, skills training, and job placement into one comprehensive service which is community based and culturally competent.“This funding will allow Lancaster’s Tec Centro to expand their services and provide great opportunities for the community,” said Rep. Sturla. “As the state’s premier bilingual vocation training center, it provides opportunities in family-sustaining careers. I am glad that I was able to help ensure they have the funding needed to educate and train as many individuals as possible.”Tec Centro has started to deeply address the workforce development issues affecting the Latino community in Lancaster. The success of Tec Centro will provide an important replication model much needed in Latino communities across the Commonwealth.“We are particularly pleased that Governor Wolf has visited Tec Centro because our leadership, staff, and students have been working diligently to create a workforce development vehicle that succeeds with marginalized communities who need an integrated strategy of language development, adult basic education, bilingual skills training, and job placement,” said Carlos Graupera, President and CEO of the Spanish American Civic Association, which runs Tec Centro. “Tec Centro has become an important vehicle in the Lancaster community for the advancement in the work force of unemployed as well as underemployed residents of our community.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Touts Workforce Development, Job Training Programs in Lancasterlast_img read more

Confidence in Queensland’s property sector falls for first time in nearly 2 years

first_imgProperty Council executive director Chris Mountford among development in West End. Pic Jono Searle.CONFIDENCE in Queensland’s property market has fallen for the first time in nearly two years on the back of the latest tax grab proposed by the state government.The ANZ/Property Council Survey released today, taken in the weeks either side of the November state election, has recorded a drop of two index points for Queensland in the March 2018 quarter — the first decline in 20 months.The state now has the lowest confidence levels of all Australian jurisdictions.The re-elected Palaszczuk Government has announced plans to increase land tax rates by 2.5 per cent on properties worth more than $10 million and more than double the tax rate for foreign investors from 3 to 7 per cent.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREProperty Council Queensland executive director Chris Mountford said the results confirmed industry concern about the proposed property tax hikes, which he argued would hurt jobs growth and home values.“At a time when we need to do more to catch up with other markets, increasing taxes on property is a big economic risk,” Mr Mountford said.“The impact of these proposed tax increases can already be seen in the figures.“Forward work schedules, staffing level expectations, and Queensland’s economic growth predictions are all down.”The ANZ/Property Council Survey Queensland results for the March quarter of 2018.The Property Council is urging the Government to reverse the proposed tax increases, saying ordinary Queenslanders would pay the price because businesses would be forced to pass on the cost to consumers.“The proposed land tax hike is ultimately going to flow through to affect capital values, and impose higher rents and costs on businesses,” he said.“I think there’s a general lack of understanding that foreign buyers are a key ingredient to getting new housing construction starts going.“If we’re making it harder for those people to invest in Queensland, ultimately that’s going to flow through to lower levels of activity.”The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey shows a drop in confidence in the Queensland property industry. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.For the last two years, Queensland has consistently lagged behind the major states when it comes to confidence, only remaining in front of Western Australia, where the end of the resources boom created significant economic challenges.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoBut the latest survey shows a surge in confidence in WA.“Clearly confidence is starting to return to the WA market,” Mr Mountford said.“They’ve turned a corner and yet we haven’t had that sentiment shift.“If anything, we’re still bumbling along behind the other states.”New homes under construction in Mango Hill, north of Brisbane. The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey shows a drop in confidence in the Queensland property industry. Image: AAP/Dan Peled.But ANZ senior economist Daniel Gradwell said that he was not too concerned about the confidence drop in Queensland during the quarter,“Overall sentiment is still sitting at pretty solid levels, even though it has dropped off recently,” Mr Gradwell said.LAP UP LAKESIDE LUXURY“I think it’s fair to say Queensland has essentially moved past its mining-related downturn.“We’re starting to see economic activity improve, particularly across the labour market with unemployment at its lowest level in about four years.“So confidence is already translating into actual economic activity.”The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey shows a drop in confidence in the Queensland property industry. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images.St George Economics noted in its latest economic outlook for Queensland that the state’s economic growth had picked up over the past year, with business investment gaining momentum, commercial construction strengthening and robust employment growth.HOME BUYERS SKIP CRUCIAL CHECKSNationally, the survey reveals New South Wales has lost its throne to Victoria as the property industry with the strongest outlook.It gathered responses from 1374 professionals within the residential and commercial property sector.“It’s a large sample size, so we’re confident it’s reflective of what’s actually happening on the ground,” Mr Gradwell said.last_img read more

Gold Coast family selling their house named after ‘The Castle’ holiday home

first_imgOwners Toni and Chris Kennedy proudly display a sign that reads “Bonnie Doon” at the entrance to their Macadie Way home.It’s a nod to the 1997 Australian comedy-drama about the Kerrigan family’s fight to save their home from the compulsory acquisition of developers who wanted to expand the neighbouring airport. The owners say it’s their own slice of serenity.After more than a decade living on the 3.42ha property, the couple have decided to sell it so they can move closer to the water.It is listed on the market with a $2.895 million asking price.Mrs Kennedy said they bought it because her husband wanted space at home for his horses.Over the years, they have chipped away at renovating the three-bedroom, two bathroom house, which even has a “pool room”.“It was over 10 years, we just did bits and pieces as we could afford it,” Mrs Kennedy said.It is much more modern than the film’s holiday home but Mrs Kennedy said it was still a family home. The Gold Coast’s “Bonnie Doon” home at 73 Macadie Way, Merrimac.“WE’RE goin’ to Bonnie Doon”. It’s slightly bigger and much more modern than the holiday home made famous in Australian cult classic The Castle but this Gold Coast property promises the same sense of serenity. There’s plenty of land for horses. Imagine waking up to this every day.The family also had a holiday house in Bonnie Doon, Victoria, where they regularly went to enjoy the “serenity”.“How’s the serenity,” Darryl Kerrigan, played by Michael Caton, famously said in the movie.Mrs Kennedy said Bonnie Doon was where the family went to “be really happy”, and their beloved Merrimac home made them feel the same.“It was all about the serenity – that’s what this place is,” Mrs Kennedy said.“That’s our Bonnie Doon.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has a much more modern interior than the Kerrigan’s holiday home.center_img The house has undergone an extensive renovation over the past 10 years. The Kerrigans at Bonnie Doon in film The Castle. It has three bedrooms. “The most important thing about that place is that it’s a family home,” she said.“It’s a beautiful home to live in – it’s light, bright, airy and comfortable.“My husband is broken hearted about leaving it behind, he loves the land as much as I love the water.”She said they were going to miss it.***TOP 10 QUOTES FROM THE CASTLE “Tell him he’s dreaming” – Translation: What to tell the bloke from the Trading Post asking way too much for jousting sticks or ergonomic chairs. “We’re going to Bonnie Doon. We’re going to Bonnie Doon” – Translation: The repetitive song you should sing when driving to Bonnie Doon. “How’s the serenity? So much serenity” – Translation: What to say when you’re feeling calm and content. Or you just like saying the word serenity. “Dale dug a hole. Tell ‘em Dale” – Translation: Dale dug a hole. His dad was pretty proud. “Suffer in your jocks” – Translation: A scornful phrase to tell another person after victory. E.g. Perfect for saying to the opposing counsel after winning a court case. “It’s not a house. It’s a home” – Translation: When a property is built with more than bricks and mortar – it’s built with memories and love. “It’s the vibe of it. It’s the Constitution. It’s Mabo. It’s justice. It’s law. It’s the vibe an ah, no that’s it. It’s the vibe. I rest my case” – Translation: How not to win a court case. “What doyou call this?” “Chicken” – Translation: The excited phrase to say at the start of every meal, regardless of what’s in front of you. “Dad reckoned that fishing was 10% brain and 95% muscle. And the rest was just good luck” – Translation: Pretty self-explanatory. If you don’t get it, maybe you’re missing out on the 10% brains part. “This is going straight to the pool room” – Translation: I’m so chuffed with this thoughtful present, I’m putting it on display for all to see.(Source: Screen Australia) *** ”How’s the serenity?”last_img read more

Israel: Delek Drilling, Avner complete merger

first_imgIsrael’s Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration, both subsidiaries of Delek Group, have completed the previously announced merger.The two companies on Wednesday received a merger certificate from the Registrar of Partnerships, thus fulfilling all the preconditions for the merger to take place.The companies have said the aim of the merger is “simplifying the holding structure.”Following the merger, the merged entity will continue operating under the Delek Drilling name, while Avner, formed in 1991, will cease to exist.Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration, prior to the merger, have held stakes in large Israeli gas fields – the producing Tamar, and Leviathan – Israel’s largest gas discovery, and Aphrodite in Cyprus.According to Reuters, the newly merged company will start trading next week, and will have a market value of $4.4 billion.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Unmanned Survey Solutions’ New USV Gets Green Light

first_imgUnmanned Survey Solutions’ new Accession Class unmanned surface vessels (USVs) have been given the green light following the funding from Marine-i Marine Challenge Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).The Accession Class USV is built for use in offshore operations, particularly offshore wind farm seabed mapping, offshore wind farm turbine inspections using a UAV launched and recovered from a USV, enforcement activities by Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities, environmental mapping on intertidal areas and monitoring of marine mammals.James Williams, director at USS said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and we’re delighted to receive support from the Marine-i Marine Challenge Fund to be able to develop our own offshore renewables class vessel. We’re now looking forward to working with project partners to finalize the Accession Class USV specifications.”The 4.5 meters Accession Class USV will be a robust marine autonomous multi-role USV with integrated airborne drone capabilities, the company said.It will work as a force multiplier with a mother vessel and will integrate a variety of payloads including the launch and recovery of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).last_img read more

More Bacolod village execs charged over SAP

first_imgThey were facing charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, and RA 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, according to Chief Master Sergeant Ramiro Gocotano, officer-in-charge of CIDG-Bacolod City Field Unit. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Earlier this month, the CIDG-Bacolod also charged 11 officials of Barangay Mandalagan before the City Prosecutor’s Office for similar violations./PN BACOLOD City – The village captain of Mansilingan and nine other officials face criminal charges related to the distribution of the emergency cash assistance under the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). He believed that charges against him were “politically motivated.” Last week, four complainants – Roy Jesus Giua, Benggie Debuyan, Marites Castillo, and Maria Cecilia Tan – lodged a joint affidavit before Assistant City Prosecutor Allan Vir Gumahin.center_img Four complainants reported to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bacolod City Field Unit alleging that the selection of SAP beneficiaries in Barangay Mansilingan was manipulated to favor certain relatives and close associates of the respondents. The barangay captain explained that all beneficiaries underwent proper screening, and even sought the help of the city’s Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) to assign DSWD personnel to screen the beneficiaries. Charged before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office by the CIDG were Barangay Captain Rodolfo Pico, barangay secretary Edward Menesis, purok presidents Julius Villaflor and Victorious Christally Valenzuela, purok kagawads Gina Gilbor, Amelita Mondejar, Gregorio Beniten, Lourdes Palma and Anabelle Javier, and Mercedes Rory Capunong. Pico, for his part, denied the allegations. He pointed out that he only followed protocols issued of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (March 23 – April 11)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report for March 23-April 11.Athletes of the Week.Baseball:  Ethan Adams-JCD.Softball:  Alix DeDreu-RS.Golf:  Bryce Murray-RS.Girls Track:  Whitney Chapman-RS and Savannah Reuds-SW.Boys Track:  Derrick Eldridge and Jake Uhlmansiek-RS.ORVC Report (March 23-April 11)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

North Country Smokehouse recalls pork sausage products due to misbranding

first_imgWashington D.C. — North Country Smokehouse, a Claremont, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,601 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product has a gluten free claim represented on the front of the label; however, the product contains gluten in the form of wheat. Wheat, which is an allergen, is also listed in the product’s list of ingredients.The ready-to-eat pork banger sausage items were produced on February 13, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]12-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing 4 pieces of “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE NATURAL IRISH BRAND BANGER SAUSAGE” and a use by date of 04/15/19 represented on the packaging.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution and retail locations nationwide.The problem was discovered on March 11, 2019 when the firm notified FSIS that they received a consumer complaint.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers or both. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Alicia Baker, brand manager for North Country Smokehouse at (603) 543-0234 Ext.214.last_img read more

Trap convinced by Dunne and McClean

first_imgGiovanni Trapattoni has put his faith in Richard Dunne and James McClean as his reign as Ireland boss approaches a defining moment. Anthony Pilkington had been tipped to make a debut on the left, while striker Simon Cox was considered as an option, but it was 24-year-old McClean, discarded by Sunderland over the summer, who eventually got the nod after impressing in the corresponding fixture in Stockholm, a 0-0 draw in March. Trapattoni said: “He played well, he is also physically strong and this game is a tough game – it will be a technical, but also a physical game against Sweden. They are strong physically. “At first, I thought about playing with four strikers, but then I thought three strikers is already enough, and because also during the game the other options could be very important. “During the game, I can also choose to have other tactical opportunities. That is the reason.” Dunne’s return will add experience and know-how to a defence which has repeatedly laid the foundation for Ireland’s better results under Trapattoni. The manager still needed assurances over the decision to select a man who because of injury played only 25 minutes of football last season – and that came in June. Discussing Dunne, now at QPR, Trapattoni said: “I said at the last conference, I have to think very well about Richard because firstly, it was a long injury and secondly, he was without a club. “I said also I would follow him because his fitness would be important, and I have seen him very well with the same personality. Press Association The 74-year-old Italian had indicated earlier this week that 33-year-old stalwart Dunne would return to the heart of his defence for Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden for the first time in a competitive game since the Euro 2012 finals. But he sprang a surprise when he named his starting XI and included Wigan winger McClean in it as the injured Aiden McGeady’s replacement. “I have seen him play very well in games and for me, he is the same Richard as he was before the injury.” Skipper Robbie Keane, who has spent much of his international career at the opposite end of the pitch to his fellow Dubliner, was delighted to see him back in harness. Keane said: “He’s a massive presence. He’s my mate and I know how frustrating it has been for him for such a long time, to be out since the Euros, basically. “I know how excited he is now to be back in the fold and desperate to play in a competitive game. “He’s had a good start to his new team with QPR, so he feels fit and he feels sharp. He’s a massive, massive player for us. “He has a massive presence when he plays for us and any player who comes up against Richard Dunne knows that they are in for a tough night.” Sweden’s visit to the Aviva Stadium and the trip to Austria which follows four days later will go a long way towards deciding the destiny of Ireland’s qualification hopes, and perhaps Trapattoni’s continued presence in his job. However, it is a challenge the veteran manager is relishing. He said: “We are very conscious that in the next two games against Sweden and Austria, we are playing for our participation in the World Cup. “I have watched the [last] match against Sweden and I am convinced that we have a good chance to win this game, because in Stockholm we played very well. “Now we need to repeat the same performance with full commitment. Only with this can we think about achieving qualification, because after the game against Austria we can have greater morale.” last_img read more

Solskjaer: Tan is a winner

first_img He feels City can achieve an astonishing feat, as long as they do not become fixated by the idea. He said: “It’s possible for them to win all four. They will go for it and want to win it. “When you get into that position the thing is you don’t talk too much about it at all, because you are in such a great frame of mind. “You get into the rhythm of playing a game and performing, winning and playing and performing and winning. “That was what we felt for the last five months of 1999. It was just game after game after game. We rotated and didn’t have to make too many changes. “We had won so many games and Peter Schmeichel’s penalty save (in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal) was a key moment because Arsenal would have won the double. “That’s the margins in football.” Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes owner Vincent Tan can help the club become a Premier League force. Malaysian businessman Tan has caused controversy by changing the club’s kit from blue to red and sacking manager Malky Mackay after a series of disagreements. But Tan claims to have ploughed more than £120million of his own money into the club and has already backed Solskjaer in the transfer market with the acquisitions of Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli. There were also three club-record signings during the summer and Solskjaer is confident Tan can help the Bluebirds become a top-10 side, and re-iterated he will have control over all football matters. Solskjaer, whose side dropped into the relegation zone after defeat to West Ham last weekend, said: “The owner is a winner and he wants all of his businesses to be successful. Now he trusts me to make the football decisions. “In the short term it is important that we stay in the Premier League, but then again he has reassured me that we are looking to strengthen if the right people are available. “It is not like I have X amount of money. It is my job to find value for money and put it to him. He has been very open for discussion. “It is a great football club and a top 10-place is the medium and long-term aim, and who knows what can happen in the long, long term?” On Saturday, Solskjaer takes his side to the Etihad Stadium to face a Manchester City side with 10 wins from 10 at home in the league and 99 goals scored in all competitions so far this season. The Citizens remain in contention for a trophy quadruple. Solskjaer famously helped Manchester United to the treble in 1999, scoring the winner against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. Press Associationlast_img read more

Dedigout on top in Boyne drama

first_imgDedigout ran out a convincing winner of the Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan after drama at the final flight in the Grade Two contest. Bryan Cooper always looked comfortable on the Tony Martin-trained 6-4 favourite, who was coming off the back of a victory in the Galmoy Hurdle, and all looked to be going to plan when he hit the front after jumping the third-last flight. But Briar Hill was switched to put in a powerful challenge under Ruby Walsh and had just hit top gear when he fell at the last, allowing Dedigout to ease away from Zaidpour to score by two and a half lengths, with Gerdago running a fine race in third. Press Associationcenter_img Martin said: “He jumped well coming back to this trip. He always had the pace and the ground helped his stamina come into play. “Ruby was a bit unlucky and who knows what would have happened if he’d stood up, I thought we had a little left and it would have been interesting to see.” Dedigout was trimmed to 20-1 from 25-1 for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham with Paddy Power, who cut Briar Hill to 16-1 from 25-1. Boylesports left Dedigout unchanged at 20-1. However, Martin warned: “Hopefully our fellow is OK in the morning, and there will have to be at least yielding in the ground wherever he goes. We’ll get him home and see where we go from there.” Cooper told At The Races: “Tony’s done a great job getting him back. He loves that soft ground, it’s a big help to him. He’s doing nothing wrong so far “I was in front sooner than I wanted and I wasn’t doing much in front. I’d be hoping if my lad got into a battle he’d come out the other side. Ruby was maybe travelling the better, but I always thought I had plenty up my sleeve. “There’s another one in him, no doubt, but we’ll be very careful where we go. It will want to be good, even ground wherever he does go.” The victory was part of a treble for owners Gigginstown House Stud, who also scored with Very Wood and Cogryhill. last_img read more

MDI girls’ soccer shuts out Ellsworth

first_img Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020 MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.center_img BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team defeated Ellsworth 3-0 on Friday.The game was scoreless for the first 20 minutes after several saves from both goalkeepers. Moments after an Ellsworth save, though, a second shot from MDI freshman Zoe Olson made its way in to give the Trojans the lead.With 12 minutes to go in the first half, Ellsworth goalkeeper Callie Hammer dove for a successful save, but senior Ally Bender scored on a second shot before Hammer could recover.Ellsworth pushed forward on several occasions in the last few minutes of the first half, and MDI keeper Cassia Barnes had to leap straight up for an overhead save on one of them to keep MDI (5-8) ahead 2-0 going into halftime.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe only goal in the second half was from MDI junior Adrianna Novella, who fired a shot into the corner after a slow, steady run on goal in the first five minutes of the half. MDI freshmen Mei Cook and Daisy Granholm had later opportunities on goal, but Ellsworth (0-13) didn’t allow another goal.MDI’s next game will be on the road against the Hermon Hawks (13-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. Ellsworth’s next game will be at home against the John Bapst Crusaders (9-3-1) at that same time and date. It will be the final regular-season game for both teams. Latest Posts Biolast_img read more

Lenister see off Ulster to secure Grand Final spot

first_imgThe four-time winners produced their best performance of the season as tries from Isa Nacewa Jamie Heaslip and Sean Cronin helped them to a comprehensive win – despite a brace of tries from Ulster’s Craig Gilroy.So Leinster now awaits the winners of this evening’s semi-final at the Sportsground, where Connacht will once-again play host to the Glasgow Warriors.Pat Lam’s men beat Glasgow just two weeks ago to secure home advantage and former Ireland Captain Brian O’Driscoll says that it’s hard to know which team will have improved more in the intervening period.last_img read more

Toals Bookmakers unites with Irish FA for expansive partnership

first_img Related Articles Toals Bookmakers has partnered with the Irish FA to become the official bookmaker of the Northern Ireland senior international football teams, the Tennent’s Irish Cup and the Match Intermediate Cup.Established in 1932, Toals now has 50 branches across Northern Ireland, as well as has a presence in every county. The family-run business emphasised that partnering with the Irish FA symbolises a shared desire to see football grow at all levels.Gary Toal commented on the new partnership: “This is an exciting partnership which fits with the Toals brand. We are a local business and we are keen to support Northern Ireland football. “This partnership allows us to invest in the local game played in footballing towns across the province.  As the Leading independent Bookmakers in Northern Ireland, the association with the Irish FA and Northern Ireland football will boost our profile further.”Gareth Williamson, Business Development Manager for the Irish FA added: “We are pleased to be announcing this new commercial relationship with Toals, a local company who have a strong track record of investing in football. “Toals are an excellent partner as they share the Irish FA’s vision of seeing football grow at all levels across the country. We look forward to working with them in the coming years and to sharing success both on and off the pitch.”Toals Bookmakers also emphasised how much it means to be associated with The Tennent’s Irish Cup, one of the oldest club competitions in the world.  This deal means that Toals now sponsor the County Antrim FA, The County Antrim Shield, Steel and Sons Cup, Junior Shield and of course Irish League Champions Crusaders FC. Submit StumbleUpon Share Share BoyleSports agrees takeover of William Hill’s NI portfolio January 13, 2020 Finalists announced for Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year November 1, 2019 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020last_img read more

Cecil Jones Attuquayefio is the best Ghanaian coach ever – Derek Boateng

first_imgEx-Black Stars midfielder, Derek Boateng has named the late Cecil Jones Attuquayefio as the best Ghanaian coach ever.The former Black Stars player worked under Jones Attuquayefio in 1999 when the team was preparing for the World Youth Championships.However, Derek Boateng did not make it to the final team list that represented the country in Australia.The 37-year-old says Jones Attuquayefio’s works speak for itself and he was as good as any foreign coach.“Every player knows, all my colleagues know that whatever Jones shows us during our time in the team, whenever we go to Europe, we see the same things being done by the white coaches. So for me, he is the best coach,” he said on Joy FM.Cecil Jones Attuquayefio led Hearts of Oak to an unprecedented treble in 2000, winning the CAF Champions League, the Ghana Premier League and the CAF Super Cup.The late coach also handled Ghana’s U-17 team that won bronze in the 1999 World Youth Champions in Australia.Background of Derek BoatengDerek Boateng played for the Black Stars from 2001 to 2013.Earning for himself over 40 appearances and scoring a goal. He also played for several club sides insides including Panathinaikos, Getafe and Fulham.last_img read more

Wellington Middle School scores and other things…

first_imgKaitlynHain7.3718thPR TaylorOwens7.3517th WillLong13.4511th Next meet for High School will be Thursday, Oct. 1st at Wedgewood Golf Course BellaBrusky9.1927thPR DakotaDry22.2147thPR ChanceHamel20.0930thPR JosephFriesen21.2441stPR Boys Varsity 5K Wellington Middle School Cross Country 2015  KadinHeacock22.5950thPR CarsonLeGrand22.5349thPR MackinzeTracy14.192ndYESPR ShelbyMcNamara16.0110thYESPR NathanHilt6.3620thPR LakenSmith6.2716thPR PeytonWitham18.0616th PR RJClift6.099thYESPR Girls Varsity 5KTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec Boys 1 mile Girls 1 mileTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec Next meet for this group will be in Halstead at the Wedgewood Golf Course -Oct.1 – 3:30  p.m. MorganBacon7.2312thYESPR MEET:OxfordDate:9/24/15Where: Winf.Vets Home        LexieScheufler6.181stYESPR OliviaSpeagle9.0625thPR Hosted by Halstead at 4:30 p.m. MacyGonzalez7.2413thYESPR Quotes from Charles Wallace: It was a cooler day for the Wellington Cross Country runners for the high school and sixth graders. There were 24 personal records plus one tying their own record and nine medal winners. All 6th graders made a great showing as they all ran in the seventh grade races. Jo Tredway beat her record in the 5K and marking a new school record aa first in the Top 10 All Time WHS list for the Girl’s 5K race. This is the first year the girls are running 5K. Lexie Scheufler not only was first with a medal but also finished fifth on the WMS Top 10 All time list. Tyler Brown also made the top 10 list in our Wellington Hargis Creek meet, coming in fifth on the all time top 10 list for WMS.Sumner County sports scheduleFriday, Sept. 25, 2015Friday night football (games at 7 p.m.).Wellington at Clearwater.Argonia-Attica at Pratt SkylineW. Trinity at Belle PlaineCV-Dexter at CaldwellConway Springs at DouglassFlinthills at OxfordC. Burden at South Haven.Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015WHS VOLLEYBALL — Varsity at Circle, 9 a.m. C Team Tournament at Clearwater, 3 p.m.WHS TENNIS — Tournament of Champions at Collegiate, 8 a.m.——— If you have a score and/or news that is not included in the list of events above, tell your coach or send us a report at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter. KorbinJones6.057thYESPR MEET:OxfordDate:9/24/15Where: Winf.Vets Home JoannaTredway22.3812thYESPR CamdenParkey6.2414thYESPR JoseyWolf8.3424thPR-tied TannerDillon14.1313thPR Boys JV 2 miles by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington Middle School Thursday scores, schedules through Tuesday…Seventh grade footballWellington 14 El Dorado 6. First game of the season. Eighth grade footballWellington 48 El Dorado 12. Eighth grade volleyball: A team25-19 win22-25 loss15-7 win.Gracie Rausch    7 assists, 5 digs. Jennifer Jensen  1 kill, 3 digs, 4 acesLindsey Scheufler 6 kills, 1 block 2 digs, 1 ace, 4 assists. Hanna Hawks 3 kills, 7 assists, 2 aces, 7 assists.Elise LeGrand 4 kills, 1 block, 1 dig Hope Maxwell  2 digsCassandra Moody 4 killsB Team 25-19 win25-11 winHunter Hain 1 kill 9 aces, 4 assists, 2 digs. Kylie Lloyd  2 kills, 4 aces. Lexi Jimenez 3 kills, 1 aces, 4 assists.Makenna Pingry 1 ace. Kameryn Gerten 2 kills, 2 aces, 2 digs. Mackenzie Heacock 3 digs.Both teams are now 1-1 in league standings. Overall A team: 4-4Overall B team: 6-7Seventh grade volleyball: Seventh Grade Volleyball teams win against El Dorado.Seventh Grade A vs. El Dorado25-12W25-23 WSeventh Grade B vs. El Dorado 16-25 L 25-23 W18-16 W———WMS TENNIS: The Wellington Middle School girls tennis team traveled to Haysville West Thursday.  The Lady Knights dominated their opponent winning every match but two.  Winners were:Singles:  Kylie Aufdengarten, Tori Lewellen, Rylee Rusk, Calli Hatfield, Natalie Henning, Olivia Brand, Jocey Hook, Payton Ginter and Emberly GonzeaezDoubles:  Aufdengarten/Lewellen, Rusk/Hatfield, Henning/Brand and Ginter/Gonzalez. ———WHS and SIXTH GRADE CROSS COUNTRY TaylorSears8.3223rdPR AshleyHisey19.2520th PR DylanDickinson6.3017thPR BlakeBales17.3023rd Girls JV 2 miles Wellington High School Cross Country 2015 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Holly V. · 253 weeks ago Since you like to get so detailed with the happenings in tennis, cross country and volleyball why don’t you do the same for the 7th and 8th grade football teams? Those kids deserve the same recognition of all the other sports. Not to mention the police note information you post, you have no trouble putting all the details there. If this post is not approved that’s sad and if your a true reporter you’ll honor freedom of speech from all and not just yourself!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Man Utd ‘a closed chapter’, says Mourinho ahead of Old Trafford return

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho says his time at Manchester United is “a closed chapter” and he is only interested in beating them when he takes his in-form side to Old Trafford on Wednesday.It is the new Tottenham manager’s first return to the touchline at United’s home ground since his sacking by the club last December.“This is a closed chapter for me,” said Mourinho, who has won all three of his matches in charge of Spurs. “I left the club, I took my time to process everything that happened, I took my time to prepare myself for the next challenge.“Honestly, United for me is in my book of experiences, it’s in my history book.”United are struggling under Mourinho’s successor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but go into the game just two points behind fifth-placed Spurs.“It is not for me to analyse United now,” Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference. “I analyse them as an opponent, how they play. How can we beat them? How can they beat us? For me that is the important thing.” Jose Mourinho Mourinho is excited about the prospect of returning to Old Trafford.He said: “I feel good, I like to play big matches, I like to play against the best teams and go back to a place where I was happy.“I have a great relationship with the Manchester United supporters. I went back as a pundit and I was humbled by such a beautiful reception.“Tomorrow I go back as the coach of the team that will try and beat Manchester United.“I understand that what they want is the exact opposite of what I want. Of course during the match I expect them to forget me.”center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Long distance: Nuggets make 19 3s, roll past LeBron, Cavs

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Denver Nuggets’ Devin Harris (34) passes against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) and Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Cleveland. The Nuggets won 126-117. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Tucked inside his locker-room cubicle, LeBron James was getting dressed following another tough loss when a familiar voice grabbed his attention.Richard Jefferson came to visit.ADVERTISEMENT But the Nuggets answered as Paul Millsap drilled a 3 and Harris made two more to put it away. Jamal Murray and Wilson Chandler added 16 points apiece for the Nuggets, who are 9-3 since Feb. 1 with wins over Golden State, Oklahoma City, Cleveland and two over San Antonio.“For us to come in here on a back to back and beat that team, they were doing everything they could to get that win,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. “I couldn’t be prouder of our guys. Important win.”DUNK CITYLarry Nance Jr. gave the Cavs a needed lift and the crowd a jolt with a vicious second-quarter dunk.Catching a pass on the baseline, Nance, who recently participated in the dunk contest during All-Star weekend, took one dribble, cocked his arm and posterized Denver’s Mason Plumlee. The slam brought James and several other amazed Cavs onto the floor to celebrate.WELCOME BACKThe 37-year-old Jefferson returned to Cleveland for the first time since being traded in October, and felt strange entering the visitor’s locker room at Quicken Loans Arena. He was beloved by his Cavs teammates for his attitude and selflessness.Jefferson experienced plenty of drama during his time in Cleveland, part of playing with James.He’s close with the three-time champion, who can become a free agent this summer. There’s already speculation about where James will sign next.“I don’t know, no one knows, people can guess, everyone wants to now throw these shots in the dark,” Jefferson said. “‘Oh he’s going to go here, he’s going to do this. He played junior high hockey with this person so maybe he’ll go play in Minnesota.’ Shut up. No one knows.” James smiled at his former teammate, and in that moment, things were like they used to be for the Cavaliers.Right now, everything’s a struggle.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 folkGary Harris scored 32 points, Will Barton added 23 and the Denver Nuggets did most of their damage behind the 3-point arc in a 126-117 win over Cleveland on Saturday night.The Nuggets dropped 19 3-pointers, including three in the final 2:26, to hold off a second-half charge from the Cavs, who remain a work in progress as they try to blend four new players in on the fly. Bagley’s big 2nd half leads No. 5 Duke past No. 9 UNC Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img TIP-INSNuggets: Denver’s guards — Harris, Murray and Barton — combined for 71 points. … C Nikola Jokic had nine points, eight assists and seven rebounds. … Jefferson received a warm ovation when the former Cav, who was traded in October, was introduced during a timeout in the first quarter. … Malone fondly recalled “a great five-year” ride (2005-2010) as an assistant with the Cavs. Malone still marvels that James took the Cavs to the Finals in 2007 with a group of “castoffs,” and he’s equally impressed about the man he’s become. “Now you look at LeBron off the court and his maturity and his voice and everything that he stands for,” Malone said. “It’s really remarkable.” … Denver will play 11 of 15 games in March on road.Cavaliers: Dropped to 1-4 in last five home games. … F Jeff Green missed his second game this week with a sore lower back, and Lue said it’s possible the 32-year-old could be out even longer. Green underwent an MRI on Saturday that did not reveal any structural damage.UP NEXTNuggets: At Dallas on Tuesday.Cavaliers: Host Detroit on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’re all trying to get better,” said James, who played 42 minutes. “It’s not just the guys at the (trade) deadline, it’s all of us. We’re all trying to figure it out.”James finished with 25 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds — his 13th triple-double this season — but Cleveland’s lack of a dependable No. 2 scorer while Kevin Love is out with a broken left hand continues to be a major problem.More troublesome, though, is the Cavs’ defense or lack of it. Whenever Denver needed a big basket, the Nuggets got it by taking the extra pass and knocking down 3s.“They had it going tonight offensively, so we just tried to throw everything at them,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “We switched. We blitzed. We showed. We did a little of everything. They got hot.”J.R. Smith scored 19 points — all in the second half — in his return from a one-game suspension for throwing a bowl of soup on Cavs assistant coach Damon Jones. With Smith and James carrying the scoring load, the Cavs pulled within 115-114 with 2:40 left.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

World Tobacco Day

first_imgDear Editor,World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to more than 7 million deaths each year worldwide, including 890,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty-one years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.YoursRooplall Dudhnathlast_img read more

House Holds 4 Former CBL Governors in Contempt

first_imgFormer CBL board members Kolli S. Tamba and Melisa Emeh and Board member Elsie Dossen Badio -Reappear on Monday, with Charles Sirleaf, Internal AuditorsThe House of Representatives has unanimously voted to hold former Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Milton Weeks in “contempt” for printing additional L$10.5 billion banknotes without an expressed authority from members of the 53rd Legislature, an action which, according to the House has put the past and current Legislators in disrepute, and has caused unwanted protests that impeded legislative function on Monday, September 24.Former members of the CBL Board of Governors, Kolli S. Tamba and Melisa Emeh and Elsie Dossen Badio, were also placed under contempt charges.The contempt of the Legislature is an offense of obstructing the House in carrying out its functions, or of hindering any legislator in the performance of his or her duties.The motion was made by Nimba County District #8 lawmaker, Representative Larry Younquoi after a closed-door session.The motion carried the three former CBL Governors, and the current Governor, who also served between 2016 to July, 2018, to reappear on Monday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. before the full Plenary, including former Governor David Farhat, Deputy CBL Governor Charles Sirleaf, CBL Director and Deputy Director for Internal Audit, Adolphus Forpka and Joseph Dennis, respectively, to also appear with evidence as to why they, too, should not be held in contempt for the unauthorized printing of additional L$10.5 billion.The Chief Clerk, according to the motion, was mandated to write President George Weah to expedite those employees of the Executive, who are not in the country to be made to come home before next Monday to appear.The motion was prompted following over four hours of testimonies from the four witnesses but some lawmakers argued that their testimonies cannot be considered as  ‘prima facie’ evidence because of inconsistency in their testimonies.A ‘prima facie’ is based on the first impression, accepted as correct until proven otherwise.Former board member Kolli S. Tamba (May 2016 – May 2018), told lawmakers that being aware of continuous back-and-forth meetings with the Legislature in their interpretation, the letter written by the Chief Clerk and the secretary of the Senate was an “expressed authority,” especially with the second-to-last paragraph.“In the view of the above, and with the power assigned with the Legislature under Article 35(d) of the Constitution, this shall constitute your legal and sufficient authority,” Tamba’s letter said.Kolli said the CBL’s resolution was written verbatim based on the letter from the Legislature.Governor Melisa Emeh (January 2016 – January 9, 2018) said for their understanding, the letter from the Legislature meant “Approval” but apologized that the last paragraph was not adhered to, which said: “Meanwhile, the Legislature would request that you furnish with the appropriate details of the volume and denominations of the replacing banknotes prior to the printing and minting of coins.”She pointed out that the Board of Governors are policymakers, but the administrative matters or day-to-day activities are taken care of by the Executive Governor and Deputy Executive Governor for Operations.She also stated that deposition of some of the money at a warehouse at the Housing Bank is an old scenario and intended to “spread the risk.” She indicated that the Finance Ministry was paid for using the Housing Bank.Mrs. Elsie Dossen Badio (2016 – present) also admitted seeing the letter from the Legislature and said they understood it to be an authority given the CBL to print additional money. She indicated that LD$15 billion is gradually being infused in the economy.Former Executive Governor Weeks maintained that the letter from the Legislature was interpreted as an authority based on a two-month long conversation with the Legislature.Though the letter did not state the volume and denomination, he stressed that their interpretation was that the Legislature already knew the volume and denomination from the “closed-door meetings.”Weeks denied acting alone to print additional LD$10.5billion and indicated that it was a collective mistake.He, however, admitted failing to inform former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Legislature with the appropriate details of the volume and denominations of the replacing banknotes prior to printing.The former CBL boss further disclosed that coins were minted and are with the CBL with the remaining Liberian banknotes, but stressed that there is no money missing.In adherence to the Legislature’s authorization, the Central Bank convened a Board meeting in which resolution BR-06-/2017 for the printing and replacement of Liberian dollar legacy banknotes was adopted.The resolution cited Article 32(2) of the Central Bank of Liberia Act of 1999, which grants the Central Bank the authority to print and issue Liberian Dollar (LRD) banknotes, albeit with the consent of the Legislature.The resolution referenced the Legislature’s July 19 letter requesting its full consent for the printing and subsequent issuance of new LRD banknotes, the simultaneous replacement of all LRD legacy notes and the introduction of LRD coins in lower denominations.The Board’s resolution authorized the Executive Governor to print more of the new banknotes and mint coins in obedience with the Legislature’s mandate.But a noted Liberian lawyer(name withheld) has told the Daily Observer that the Board of Governors as well as the Executive and the Deputy Executive Governor for operations were in error to have proceeded with the printing of the banknotes. According to the lawyer, the letter purporting to authorize the CBL to proceed with printing was not only irregular but illegal as well.This is because the letter did not bear the signature of the Speaker of the House of Representatives since he is, according to the Constitution, head of the Legislature argued the lawyer. He further maintained two separate letters bearing the signatures of the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate respectively cannot be construed as a having the force of Legislative authority simply because both individuals, by law, lacked the standing to commit the Legislature to any deal or arrangement. As such, according to the lawyer, since what is not done legally is not done at all, the letter of authority unto which former CBL Governors acted was bogus and by extension their decision to print the banknotes was also illegal.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

September opening for Kato Secondary School – Minister

first_imgThree years after its completion, the Kato Secondary School in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), will finally open its doors to accommodate students at the beginning of the Christmas School Term according to Education Minister Nicolette Henry.Minister Henry visited the school on Thursday along with Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton. Also accompanying the Ministers were senior officers within the Education Ministry; representatives from the Public Infrastructure Ministry; the Guyana Audit Office; Kares Engineering, the firm contracted to build the school; Vikab Guyana Limited, the consultancy firm that overlooked the completion of the remedial works to the building; the Regional Education Office; and the Regional Democratic Council.Education Minister Nicolette Henry inspecting the school’s planThe high-level team toured the entire school complex and inspected the state of readiness and to highlight what additional works need to be done in order to ensure that the school is ready for a September 2018 opening.Particular emphasis was placed on the school’s dormitory, which in the past was flagged for having a number of structural defects. However, with the remedial works being completed, those pressing issues have been solved.Henry further stated that the visit allowed her the opportunity to recognise some of the areas that may not have been given attention, which from a policy directive, ought to have been considered.“We have to ensure that Information Technology (IT) is paramount in terms of smart classrooms, ebooks and IT labs and the configuration of the Science labs and the Home Economics building,” Minister Henry said.Meanwhile, Minister Norton said it is important that the school is completed while assuring Toshao Clifton Perreira that Government will do everything possible to achieve the promised September opening.The Kato Secondary School was completed three years ago but was never commissioned since investigations revealed a number of structural defects, which needed to be remedied before students and teachers could occupy the building.last_img read more

Enforcement of laws in Guyana lacking – US State Department

first_imgForeign Direct Investment …points to complaints about judicial delaysA recent report from the United States Economic Affairs Bureau has painted an unflattering picture of Guyana’s legal system and the way it doles out justice in contractual and civil matters. Among other things, the report cites complaints of sloth in the Judiciary As a factor in its analysis.Guyana was among other countries that had their investment climates assessed by the US Department of State for 2018. The report makes it clear that the problem is not legislation; it’s the enforcement of said legislation.“Sufficient legislation exists in Guyana to support foreign investment in the country, but implementation of relevant legislation continues to be inadequate. The objectives of the Investment Act of 2004 are to stimulate socio-economic development by attracting and facilitating foreign investment,” it states.The Department noted that other relevant laws include the Income Tax Act, the Customs Act, the Procurement Act of 2003, the Companies Act of 1991, the Securities Act of 1998, and the Small Business Act.It was pointed out however, that the regulators are still required to act in order for much of these legislative measures to be implemented. And even though the State Department acknowledged that there is no known case of executive interference, it noted that the court systems are still perceived as lacking.“The judicial system is generally perceived to be slow and ineffective in enforcing legal contracts. The 2018 World Bank’s Doing Business Report states that it takes 581 days to enforce a contract in Guyana. Suspected corrupt practices and long delays make the courts an unattractive option for settling investment or contractual disputes, particularly for foreign investors unfamiliar with Guyana.”“In order to redress this obstacle to investment, the Government of Guyana, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), established a Commercial Court in June 2006. Given Guyana’s growth potential, there is need for expansion and strengthened capacity in the near future.”In summing up, the State Department noted that implementing the legal framework remains inadequate as the judicial system is slow and ineffective in enforcing legal contracts.The Department also noted that there have been no recent cases of expropriation. It went on to advise that all companies should conduct due diligence and seek appropriate legal counsel to have any concerns resolved prior to doing business in Guyana.Persons have long complained about the sloth of the Judiciary. A recent case was Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who had noted back in June that more than three years after his party filed an election petition in the High Court, the matter continued to languish in the courts.last_img read more

Google, Clear Channel team up for advertising campaign

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. and Clear Channel Communications Inc. announced a long-term agreement Sunday that will allow the Internet search leader to place advertising for its online customers on more than 675 Clear Channel radio stations. “This radio partnership with Clear Channel is a pretty big statement that Google is in the radio industry to stay and have a big impact,” said Drew Hilles, Google Audio’s national sales director. The agreement will give Google advertisers that had not relied on radio direct access to Clear Channel’s national distribution system through an easy-to-use interface, Hilles said. It will also allow those customers to target their campaigns, reaching particular audiences in targeted locations at specific times, and to get quick feedback about their campaigns, he said. “This is a true win-win,” John Hogan, chief executive of Clear Channel’s radio division, said in a statement. “Clear Channel Radio gets access to an entirely new group of advertisers within a new and complementary sales channel, and Google adds another option for its existing customers.” Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move represents Google’s latest effort to take its online advertising clout to other media. Although the majority of the company’s $10.6 billion in revenue last year came from Internet ads, Google has made previous ventures into print, radio and television advertising. The initial test for Google Print Ads, a Web-based marketplace meant to connect newspapers with advertisers, was launched in November and includes more than 100 advertisers and 70 of the country’s top newspapers. In December, Google started testing a radio advertising service meant to reach hundreds of radio stations nationwide. The company is slowly adding advertisers to the service, though Google didn’t make clear how many advertisers are involved so far, nor did it set a timetable for opening the service to all. With Clear Channel, the nation’s largest radio station owner, on board, Google’s advertisers will be able to access about 1,600 stations though the Audio Ads service, company representatives said. Last month, Google announced a partnership with EchoStar CommunicationsZZTO Corp., whose Dish network is the second largest satellite service in the U.S. The alliance was expected to show that the automated formula that runs Google’s successful online advertising network can also work to bring advertisers to a long-established platform such a satellite TV. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘I’ve managed a lot of Croatian players – they have a bond, a togetherness’

first_img“Modric is a fantastic player, it was a pleasure to work with him for four years, he’s an amazing player and a great guy. Low maintenance, never a problem. He just came in every day, trained great and fantastic to watch on the training ground. He’s a model professional and an absolutely top-class player.“They are a dangerous team, they can play. They keep the ball and they’ve got quality. In midfield they are top-class.“It’s going to be a tough game for England.”Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of Croatia v England in the World Cup semi-finals: Wednesday July 11 – KICK OFF 7PM BST Harry Redknapp has warned England they will face their toughest test of their World Cup run yet when they play Croatia in their semi-final clash on Wednesday.The Three Lions have completely surpassed the country’s expectations by getting this far in Russia, and they now have a chance to become the first England team since 1966 to reach a World Cup final.Only Croatia stand in their way – but they have been one of the most impressive teams at the tournament so far.While their previous two results – back-to-back penalty shoot-out wins over Denmark and Russia – have made many England fans confident, they would do well to remember their brilliant form in the group stages, where they won all three games, including a brilliant victory over Argentina.And Redknapp, who coached Croatia stars Luka Modric, Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar during his spell in charge at Tottenham Hotspur, says England will face one of the world’s most cohesive units when they meet at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Spurs boss said: “Croatia have got a togetherness about them, that’s what makes them special.“It’s a small country but I’ve managed a lot of Croatian players and they’ve all been great lads, they’ve got a real bond between them. 2 2center_img Both Modric and Corluka (both 32) remain key players for Croatia and are likely to play against England Luka Modric was one of Harry Redknapp’s most important players during his Tottenham reign last_img read more

Barcelona’s shock Chelsea bid, Man United move for World Cup finalist – gossip

first_img 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 4 Conte had a disappointing 2017/18 Premier League season as Chelsea finished fifth Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Wayne Rooney joined DC United in a £12.5m move from Everton moving on LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 4 Brighton want to sign Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma, with Fulham also thought to be interested in the 21-year-old Malian. (Argus)Wilfred Ndidi is set to be offered a new deal by Leicester City with the player insisting he has never thought about leaving  the club. (Leicester Mercury)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlinesSPOOF – Antonio Conte reacts furiously to Chelsea sacking* Real Madrid release statement about Neymar, claiming they have ‘no intention’ of signing Paris Saint-Germain starEverton transfer news: Toffees eyeing double swoop for Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne‘Real Madrid don’t need Harry Kane…they have Karim Benzema!’ – Fernando Morientes does not want Tottenham Hotspur striker to come to the BernabeuChelsea FC transfer news: Maurizio Sarri looking to bring in ex-Liverpool player Suso – reportsLiverpool transfer news: Barcelona set £25m asking price for shot-stopper Jasper CillessenTottenham Hotspur transfer news: Inter Milan preparing £12m move for Mousa DembeleLeeds United transfer news: West Bromwich Albion win the race to sign Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley‘They were happy for me to leave’ – Wayne Rooney claims Everton nudged him out the door before DC United move IN DEMAND Lazio’s Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson, 25, is expected to complete a move to West Ham in the next few days, having had a medical on Friday. (London Evening Standard)Paris Saint-Germain will offer Neymar an improved contract as they try to repel Real Madrid who want to make an offer for the 26-year-old Brazil forward. (AS)Manchester United are in discussions to sign Inter Milan’s World Cup finalist Ivan Perisic, 29. (Paris United, via Sun)Newcastle’s hopes of signing Crystal Palace’s English winger Andros Townsend, 26, depend on whether Stoke can agree a deal for the Magpies’ Scottish winger Matt Ritchie, 28. (Newcastle Chronicle) Latest Transfer news Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race REVEALED targets Could there be a return to St James’ Park for Andros Townsend? Barcelona have offered a cash-plus-player deal for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, 27. Unwanted ace Andre Gomes, 24, is the player Barca are willing to include, suggest the reports. (Sky Sports)Chelsea have held talks about the possibility of signing Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30, and want any deal to involve Blues striker Alvaro Morata returning to his former club. (Mail)Inter Milan are set to beat Tottenham to the signing of Bordeaux wonderkid Malcom and sign the Brazilian on an initial loan deal. (Times)Leicester are ready to offer England hero Harry Maguire, 25, an improved contract – taking his weekly wage from £45,000 to about £75,000 – in an attempt to ward off interest from Manchester United.(Mail) Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea are set to complete a deal to sign Jorginho from Napoli. 4 RANKED talkSPORT give you the lowdown on the latest transfer news and rumours from Saturday’s papers and online…Napoli midfielder Jorginho, 26, was at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening to complete his move to Chelsea from the Italian club, which will see him follow manager Maurizio Sarri to west London. (Guardian) LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets TOP WORK Tottenham transfer news: Barcelona linked with Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien RabiotArsenal starlet Armstrong Okoflex reportedly set to join CelticLiverpool FC news: Danny Ward will be given shot at No.1 spot as Loris Karius’ position appears untenableHow Manchester United could line-up in 2018/19 season with Gareth Bale, Harry Maguire, Fred and more new signingslast_img read more

GAA BOUNDARY DISPUTE: REVEALED…FORMER GAA PRESIDENT OPPOSED SPLITTING LETTERKENNY

first_imgAn independent report written by former GAA President Peter Quinn opposed the introduction of a split in parishes in Letterkenny, we can reveal.The report was written last year as Letterkenny Gaels pushed to have a part of the town – the parish of Aughaninshin – recognised as a Gaels-only area where it could draw players from.That would have left St Eunan’s with Conwal and Leck. However St Eunan’s claim splitting the town would break a decade-old agreement, and say the boundary issue could hit other clubs in the county.A meeting of clubs in the county next month is set to vote on the issue. And it is even set to be discussed at Letterkenny town council monthly meeting.Here is the Peter Quinn report in full:MEABHRÁN DO COISTE DHÚIN na NGALL I was asked, by a representative of Coiste Dhún na nGall, to examine the respective merits of the claims made by the two G.A.A. clubs currently operating in Letterkenny viz. St. Eunans and Letterkenny Gaels, on the need for boundaries to determine the catchment areas of the two clubs within that town. I set out below the nature of my investigation and, ultimately, my conclusions and recommendations.BackgroundUntil relatively recently, Letterkenny was a single Parish, which was, by far, the biggest Parish in Raphoe Diocese, on a population basis. It has since been divided into two Parishes, each with its own church. According to the Diocesean web-site, the two Parishes of ‘Aughaninshin’ and ‘Conwal and Leck’ are still the two biggest Parishes in that Diocese, with ‘Conwal and Leck’ being almost twice as big as the third biggest Parish and both of the Letterkenny Parishes having a population which is a multiple of that in the majority of Parishes in this Diocese. A number of senior clubs in Donegal are selecting from population bases as low as 15% of that of either of the two parishes in Letterkenny.At present, each of these Parishes hosts three or four primary schools and each has at least one second-level school. The primary-level school-going population in the town is well in excess of 2,000, according to Diocesean figures.Not only is Letterkenny the largest settlement in Donegal, but demographically, for much of the past decade, it was also the fastest growing town in its size category in Ireland and, for part of that decade, it reputedly had the most rapid growth, in its category, in Europe. According to G.A.A. policy, as provided in its strategic review of 2001, the population of Letterkenny would justify the existence of three clubs, though, in major settlements, that policy is taken as an aspiration rather than being mandatory.Soccer and rugby are already strong in Letterkenny, as are basketball, swimming, athletics and golf. In St. Eunan’ College, soccer is now the field sport with the highest profile, and throughout much of Donegal both soccer (in particular) and rugby are well organised and are clear threats to the G.A.A.’s position in the County.There is an acceptance that increased participation in Gaelic Games, in this town, is a priority for the G.A.A. in Donegal. There is also a concern that any dispute within the G.A.A.1 fraternity may have the ultimate consequence of encouraging potential young players to give their primary allegiance to other codes. In Letterkenny and in other parts of Donegal, there is, and there is likely to continue to be, considerable cross-over between Gaelic Games and other codes.The Two ClubsSt. Eunans is a long established club, having being founded more than eight decades ago. It was, for most of that period, the sole G.A.A. club in Letterkenny. It has had an outstanding run of success, over the past decade, and is easily the foremost club in Donegal at present. Its success on the playing field has helped it to attract playing members, who come from outside Donegal, to reside in the town.In the past, O’Donnell Park (owned by St. Eunans) was Donegal’s premier ground, but problems with flooding reduced its status. Those problems have now been rectified and it has again started to attract occasional, major, non-championship, inter-county games. Currently, it has two pitches – a full size ‘Prunty’ pitch, with a stand for 2,500 spectators and total capacity of close to 10,000 and a second ‘training’ pitch.Some years ago, following the establishment of Letterkenny Gaels, this club developed a St. Eunan’s Academy, for coaching and developing young players and has been attracting up to 200 children, between male and female, to its Sunday morning sessions. Its overall youth coaching programme is very comprehensive, involving a large number of coaches, both males and females, and both football and hurling. It also uses members, who are unemployed, to undertake coaching within local schools, where it provides an extensive programme.This club has also acquired other parcels of land, some of which are also used in coaching under-age players, leaving it with total property extending to close to sixty acres, in adjoining parcels (the aggregate area was not confirmed during this analysis – the foregoing figure was provided by the club).It also has a Club House, with a bar licence and eight changing rooms. It has invested approximately €1.75 million in its more recent developments, including borrowing €750,000 (these figures were also provided by the Club and accepted as accurate). All its facilities are vested in the G.A.A.2Letterkenny Gaels is a relatively new club; it has been in existence for approximately fifteen years, when its application for affiliation was supported by the St. Eunans representative(s) on the County Board.The Gaels currently participate mainly in the lower leagues at adult level, but their recent under-age performances in football have been quite good. They also participate in hurling, where they are reasonably strong, competing in Division 1, as compared with Division 2 in football. Its progress in football is demonstrated by the fact that it has recently had two representatives on the County Minor panel and another on the under-16 squad.The club has its own dedicated G.A.A. pitch, within a complex, which it shares with the local rugby club, which is expanding its activities in the Letterkenny area. There is, therefore, major cross-over between Gaelic games and rugby in this part of the town. The current arrangements provide for a dedicated G.A.A. pitch, a dedicated rugby pitch and a pitch which is shared, with each club having use of it for an agreed part of the year. The quality of its playing facilities is confirmed by their use for under-age finals in Donegal.This club is planning a major physical development scheme, in conjunction with the rugby club. The proposed investment is budgeted at €750,000 and Letterkenny Gaels will have to undertake major fund-raising; it believes it needs some guarantee of numbers, if it is to become involved in such expenditure.Methodology AppliedI met with representatives from both clubs, separately, on two evenings in Ballybofey. The agenda for the first of these meetings was entirely open and both sides were represented by three officers. The second meeting, which was also attended by three representatives from each club, was designed to clarify a number of issues which arose from the earlier meeting and to try to identify potential areas of agreement. In both of those meetings, arguments were advanced forcefully and there was clear evidence of differences in perspective, on a variety of issues. I then held a third meeting at which both sides were present together. I also reviewed demographic data from both CSO sources and Raphoe Diocesan sources.I do not propose to rehearse all the issues presented to me on those occasions; instead, I set out below the main issues raised by the two parties, as identified by me – I recognise that the two Clubs may hold a different view of my summary of each of their positions.3The Case Presented by Letterkenny GaelsLetterkenny Gaels are seeking the introduction of defined catchment areas for each of the two clubs within Letterkenny, based on ecclesiastical boundaries and citing the provisions of Treoraí Oifigiúil in relation to ‘Playing Eligibility’ – specifically, the definition, of ‘Home Club’ and its reference to “…a player’s native Parish…”.Effectively (and they accepted this), the town would then be divided for G.A.A. purposes, with each club having identifiably distinct catchment areas and boundaries. They accepted that Aughaninshin Parish currently contains many families whose heads of household or other family members have a strong affinity with St. Eunans; that includes many who had played for that club in the past and would probably wish their offspring to play for it too. They recognised that this had the potential to create dissention and they offered to accommodate St. Eunans, in any manner agreeable to an Coiste Contae, in retaining such members and potential players, including accepting special provision which would allow the off-spring of former St. Eunans players or senior club members to opt for that club. However, they clearly anticipated that, over time, Letterkenny Gaels would have the active support of almost the entire G.A.A. fraternity in the Aughaninshin Parish.They argued that the development of their club was being constrained by the strength, success, resources and profile of St. Eunans, as well as by its tradition within the town. In the absence of a dedicated catchment area, the Gaels could never develop to their full potential. In particular, they felt disadvantaged and discouraged by the fact that, when they undertook coaching in any of the schools in the Aughaninshin Parish, St. Eunans responded by sending their coaches into that school, thereby splitting the allegiance of the pupils.They expressed the view that rugby was much better co-ordinated in its support for local schools – providing a united front to potential new members.Letterkenny Gaels also indicated that the club was now facing critical issues, in that it was proposing to embark on a major programme of physical development, with huge financial implications and that the club needed some level of assurance about its “…supply chain of young people…” if it was to justify undertaking this investment.However, they explicitly recognised that St. Eunans had a very well organised under-age structure – probably “…the best in Donegal…”; that they had “…raised their game…” in response to the formation of the Gaels (including in hurling activity) and that they were4putting major effort into ensuring that they would continue to have access to all the best players in Letterkenny.Ultimately, they proposed to focus the development of the club on the schools and the young people who attended those schools in Aughaninshin parish. Their expectation was that, over time, the young players from Ballyraine etc., who were currently being attracted to train with St. Eunans, due to both that club’s success at senior level and peer pressure, would eventually align themselves with Letterkenny Gaels, if the parish rule was applied and they were given sole access to the schools within their parish.The Case Presented by St. EunansSt. Eunans accepted the need for a second club in the town, given its population, and indicated a willingness to work with the Gaels in strengthening the Association in Letterkenny. They would accept the creation of a Letterkenny Board as a mechanism for increasing participation in Gaelic Games among the youth of the town.However, they rejected the division of the town on a parish basis, citing the following two main reasons:(i) affiliation of Letterkenny Gaels was accepted on the explicit understanding that boundaries would not be introduced within Letterkenny; and(ii) their club’s membership (playing and non-playing) currently derives from all parts of the town, and has done so down through the years.There are, they claimed, socio-economic differences between the two Parishes, which render primary population statistics useless as a basis for determining boundaries within a town, where the majority of parents of potential young G.A.A. players are former St. Eunans players.They asserted that they have become the premier club not just in Letterkenny, but in Donegal, by providing good facilities and the most comprehensive programme of coaching and player development in the County. If the Gaels wished to become an equally strong club, they would have to match the efforts of St, Eunans.Using the schools as an argument for separate catchment areas ignores the fact that, in virtually every staff room in the town, there are members of the St. Eunans club and any such proposal would be extremely divisive within the schools.5According to them, the existing transfer system allows players to transfer within the town and should be left as the best route for resolving problems within Letterkenny.St. Eunans argued that there was a need for more investment in coaching in Letterkenny; but the main focus should be on raising the profile of Gaelic Games in St. Eunans College and not on splitting the town, by introducing boundaries. There are enough young players to satisfy the needs of both clubs, but introducing a boundary would result in loss of support from both the business community and others and would have a particularly adverse effect on St. Eunans and its playing base. Specifically, they argued that those who do not currently support the Gaels would not support them after the introduction of a boundary either.Ultimately, for St. Eunans, the only acceptable solution was for Letterkenny Gaels to increase their efforts at promoting the games to the youth of the town and match St. Eunans on that basis; that would improve their access to players, raise standards within the town and benefit the G.A.A. as a whole.ConclusionsBased on my analysis of the data and information provided to me, the following main conclusions arise (other matters also arose, but they are not germane to the current issue):(i) There is a clear need for a second club in Letterkenny and it should be viable in both playing and financial terms; a third club is not on the agenda, at present, and could not easily be accommodated in Letterkenny;(ii) Club affiliations and all related issues, including territorial implications, are entirely a matter for each individual County Board, according to Treoraí Oifigiúil;(iii) Donegal has not, to date, adopted the so-called ‘Parish Rule’ as part of its bye-laws (and neither have several other counties – particularly in Ulster);(iv) Even if Donegal adopted a ‘Parish Rule’ as a bye-law, it would not necessarily apply to urban areas (the former ‘parish rule’ had an explicit exemption for urban areas) and Letterkenny is a new urban area, though it was not specifically covered in the former rule;(v) St. Eunans provide a more comprehensive under-age development programme than do Letterkenny Gaels, but it has vastly more resources and experience, and it is, and will continue to be, very difficult for Letterkenny Gaels to compete in that environment;6(vi) Members and supporters of St. Eunans live in all parts of Letterkenny and many of those who live in Aughaninshin Parish do not identify with the new club, with which they never had any affiliation;(vii) Failure to reach some form of agreement has the potential to damage the G.A.A.’s capacity to achieve its optimal status within Letterkenny.Clearly, Letterkenny Gaels are operating at a significant disadvantage at present and this is adversely affecting the club’s development – but that is primarily attributable to their relatively short existence.RecommendationsBased on my analysis of the issues involved and on my conclusions as set out above, I hereby make the following recommendations for action by Coiste Chontae Dhún na nGall and for consideration by the two clubs:(a) Coiste Dhún na nGall should take the lead in establishing a Letterkenny Board designed to promote under-age coaching and games development in the town, using the G.A.A.’s coaching and games development structures and processes as set out in national policy i.e. with no formal competition among younger age cohorts and a focus on skills development; the Letterkenny Board should include equal and multiple representation from both clubs, and should also include one representative from each of the local primary schools; it should be chaired by an officer of an Coiste Chontae; its activities should be based in the facilities of both clubs, on an equitable basis, and any informal competitive activity should involve members of both clubs, on a shared basis; terms of reference for this Board should be determined by Coiste Dhún na nGall.(b) Coiste Dhún na nGall and the two clubs should understand clearly that participation in any under-age coaching programme(s), organised by either club, bestows no right of membership and that membership must be awarded entirely in accordance with the Association’s Treoraí Oifigiúil, at the ages specified therein for youth and full membership, respectively.(c) Coiste Dhún na nGall should not impose boundaries within Letterkenny, at this point; instead there should be a ‘stand-still’ agreement for the next five years, during which time both clubs would compete for members throughout all of Letterkenny and the effectiveness of the Letterkenny Board in raising standards could be assessed.7(d) All coaching within the town’s primary schools should be co-ordinated by the Letterkenny Board, using resources provided by an Coiste Chontae, in tandem with any resources provided by Comhairle Uladh or Ard Comhairle and those provided by the two clubs; unilateral coaching activity at primary school level, by either club, should be prohibited, unless it has been sanctioned in advance by the Letterkenny Board.(e) Coiste Dhún na nGall should seek special support from superior bodies to assist with coaching and games development in Letterkenny and should devote some of those resources to specific coaching initiatives by Letterkenny Gaels for those in the 14-18 year age-group.(f) The Letterkenny Board should co-operate with Coiste na nÓg, at County Board level, in promoting Gaelic Games within the second level schools and colleges in Letterkenny.(g) The progress of the Association’s games within the town should be monitored by the County Committee, on an annual basis, to ensure that all young people have an opportunity to participate in them and, in the event that some schools are not being catered for on an adequate basis, it should be prepared to make whatever adjustments to these recommendations, it deems appropriate.It is reasonable to expect that the two clubs may have differing views on the foregoing recommendations. Their views should be considered by Coiste Dhún na nGall, prior to finalising action on whatever recommendations are accepted.Peadar Ó Cuinn 25u Bealtaine 2010.8GAA BOUNDARY DISPUTE: REVEALED…FORMER GAA PRESIDENT OPPOSED SPLITTING LETTERKENNY was last modified: October 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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 GAALetterkenny GaelsPeter QuinnSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL NAME ‘TEAM’ FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL

first_imgTHIS is the official starting teams for Donegal against Kerry for Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.Patrick McBrearty and Christy Toye are named in the ‘starting’ line-up.However it’s likely there will be last minute changes for both sides before throw-in.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL NAME ‘TEAM’ FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalteam v kerrylast_img read more

Finn Harps Media Officer steps down and vows to take legal action

first_imgDECLAN KERR has stepped down from his role as Finn Harps media officer and vacated his seat on the Club’s Board of Directors.In a statement this morning, Kerr confirmed that he has resigned ‘in light of negative comments from sources within the club’ – and has warned that he is considering legal action against ‘three individuals’.Kerr, in his statement, claims that he has been ‘subjected to an ongoing social media campaign of personal attacks over the past year by three individuals.’ He said: “I wish to remind those who’ve posted these comments on social media sites about my professional and personal integrity that such remarks are subject to the same legal rigours for libel content, such as  that pertaining to the print media, and are likely to be a matter for court proceedings.“In that regard, I have been tracking these comments for consideration by my legal advisers with the objective of having those who’ve made them being held to account for their actions.”Matters raised their head earlier this week in response to an article posted on the official Finn Harps website, www.finnharps.com.A report about Harps’ draw against Cork City last Friday night, which was accompanied by the by-line ‘By Declan Kerr, Finn Harps Media Officer’, read: ‘Fans can see the work being put in by Hogan (sic) and Paul Hegarty on a small budget and appreciate the efforts of the players and back room team who have stuck together through very difficult periods this season. They have ignored the baffling negativity from a small element, some of whom actually call themselves Club volunteers.’ The last line, in particular, appeared to be a tipping point for many.On social media, several high profile Harps volunteers, including the Supporter Liaison Officer Aidan McNelis, and Diaga Design, said they had withdrawn their services from the club.Kerr had served as Finn Harps’ Media Officer since July 2016 and was a nominee for the Soccer Writers Association of Ireland (SWAI) ‘Press Officer’ Award.Although not included in the list of the club’s Board of Directors, it is understood that Kerr joined the Board earlier this year.Statement of Declan Kerr in full“I am stepping down as Media Officer with Finn Harps FC in the light of negative comments from sources within the club in relation to my coverage of a recent away match.For some time it has been my view that I do not have the full support and positive reaction needed to report and comment in a manner that is in best interests of promoting Finn Harps in a proactive way. I have also been subjected to an ongoing social media campaign of personal attacks over the past year by three individuals.I wish to remind those who’ve posted these comments on social media sites about my professional and personal integrity that such remarks are subject to the same legal rigours for libel content, such as  that pertaining to the print media, and are likely to be a matter for court proceedings. Advertisement In that regard, I have been tracking these comments for consideration by my legal advisers with the objective of having those who’ve made them being held to account for their actions.I have been forced to consider my position over a number of months in the hope that the issues arising could have been resolved and it is with much regret that I am now taking this course of action to step down as Finn Harps Media Officer and from the Club’s Board.Despite this very difficult time for me personally, I have been fundraising over the past week to help Finn Harps through a challenging financial period and I will be presenting the proceeds to the Club in the coming days.I am proud to have served in the Media Officer role for the past three years. It was very rewarding also for me personally that my work was recognised by being nominated twice in three years for the Irish Soccer Writers Association Media Officer Award. Advertisement I trust that my work has been of real benefit to Finn Harps in promoting the Club teams at both senior and underage level.Finally, I want to wish Finn Harps Football Club, their hundreds of volunteers and supporters all the best in the future. Hopefully the senior team can retain their place in the Premier Division for next season and the underage sides can achieve success in their respective competitions in the coming weeks.Finn Harps Media Officer steps down and vows to take legal action was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Declan Kerrfinn harpslast_img read more

How does Paul Guenther feel about facing his longtime former team?

first_imgALAMEDA — Paul Guenther tried to stop Bengals opponents for 13 seasons. On Sunday, he’ll try and stop his longest-tenured employer for the first time.Guenther served as a defensive assistant in Cincinnati from 2005-13, then as defensive coordinator from 2014-17 before joining Jon Gruden’s staff in 2018. He’ll return to his old home for the first time this weekend when the Raiders (3-10) visit the Bengals (5-8), the only difference his black outfit accompanied by a splash of silver instead of …last_img read more

Cape cultural tours with a difference

first_img29 April 2009Motivated to give tourists the kind of experiences they themselves would like to have when travelling, Cape Insights offer special-interest guided tours of unusual quality, featuring guides and guest lecturers of the highest standard.They present a variety of special-interest tours around Cape Town, tackling areas such as architecture, craft art, history, gastronomy and archaeology.Other tours on offer include trips to the World Heritage site of Mapungubwe in Limpopo province, the world-famous Kruger National Park and the wilds of the Eastern Cape.Where Cape Insights stands out is in the quality of the lecturers who join the tours to provide information, offer insights and stimulate discussions.‘The fairest Cape of them all’Sixteenth century British mariner Sir Francis Drake famously called the area “the fairest Cape of them all”. More recently, Richard Busch, travel editor for National Geographic Traveler, described Cape Town as “one of the most beautiful and compelling places to visit on the planet.“In addition to a city with fascinating historical sites, excellent museums, vibrant markets and a handsomely restored waterfront … I encountered mountain wilderness, rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, lush gardens, beautiful wine estates, superior hotels – and some of the most welcoming people I’ve ever met,” Busch is quoted as saying on Cape Insights’ website.The tours on offer are in-depth, entertaining and educational experiences ranging in length from nine days and eight nights to 12 days and 11 nights.While each tour has a special focus, many other highlights are provided, including visits to places that make the Cape so special, including Cape Point, Table Mountain, the Western Cape wine routes, and destinations featuring the striking Cape Dutch architecture and the plant life unique to region.Gastronomy TourWines from the famed Cape Winelands play a big role in the Gastronomy Tour, with a number of wine routes being visited. Interactive cooking opportunities are also on offer.This is all mixed together with visits to important sights in and around Cape Town, Franschoek, Stellenbosch and Hermanus, resulting in a 10-day, nine-night tour that offers an in-depth insight into food, wine and life in the Cape.The Gastronomy Tour is highlighted by the inputs of lecturers Phillipa Cheifetz, John Ford and Allan Mullins. Professor Brian Huntley (see under Archaeology Tour) and Dr Terence Rapke (History Tours) also contribute to the exploration of food and wine, and who can blame them? They help explore a wonderful selection of foods that draw from Cape Malay, Afrikaner and pan-African influences.Cheifetz, the food editor for Femina Magazine and a consultant editor for Taste Magazine, has published many best-selling cookbooks, including Cape Town Food, The Monday to Sunday Cookbook, and Lazy Days, which featured in the Gourmand World Cookbook 2007 Awards.Ford is the former cellar master of the International Wine and Food Society and chairman of the Oenophiles wine club. His speciality food and wine emporium has won the Outstanding Outlet award for several years from Eat In, South Africa’s definitive food lovers’ guide.Mullins is a Cape Wine Master. He sits on numerous wine tasting panels, is a wine selection manager for a leading retailer, has co-authored two books on wine and judged numerous wine events, including the Diners Club wine list of the year.Craft Art TourIf craft art is what grabs your interest, then Dr Elbe Coetsee and Margie Garratt are the authorities who will make your tour special.Taking place over 12 days and 11 nights, Cape Insights’ Craft Art Tour uncovers the creativity and unique art of the Cape and South Africa. It includes joining artists in their surroundings, and meeting the people who create forms that are both art and craft. It’s an opportunity to take a look at the past and the present, and at the ways of life that have inspired the art of the region.Dr Elbe Coetsee, with a PhD from the University of Pretoria, published Craft Art in South Africa, a ground-breaking contribution to the field. She also established the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation and initiated a craft centre to support the economic and social upliftment of the Pedi community in the North Western province of South Africa.Margie Garratt is a professional textile artist whose name is synonymous with quilting, and whose work crosses the boundaries between art and craft. She was the driving force behind Innovative Threads, an annual exhibition providing a greater multi-cultural understanding of South African textile and fibre art.Architecture TourThe architecture of Cape Town was heavily influenced by three men: early Cape governor Simon van der Stel, famous English businessman and colonialist Cecil John Rhodes, and Sir Herbert Baker, who was the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades. Their contributions are are all explored in Cape Insights’ Architecture Tour.Highlights include a private visit to Groote Schuur, formerly the Prime Minister’s residence, which was commissioned by Rhodes and designed by Baker. There is also a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament.In addition, the origins and evolution of the Cape Dutch style are traced. Contemporary issues are also dealt with, including low-cost housing and urban pressures.Dr Hans Fransen and Andre van Graan help make the tour special, along with Dr Antonia Malan (see under Archaeology Tour).Fransen has been knighted in the Netherlands with the Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau for his work as an art and architecture historian. Since emigrating to South Africa in 1995, he has served as curator of the Stellenbosch and Groot Constantia museums, assistant director of the SA National Gallery, and director of the Michaelis Art Collection.Van Graan, a restoration architect who worked on both Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle, specialises in Edwardian and Art Deco architecture, focusing on the work of Sir Herbert Baker. He has led tours of Baker’s architecture, including a visit by the British Furniture History Society.Archaeology TourCape Insights’ Archaeology Tour explores the remarkable beauty of the Cape, and investigates the greatest diversity of five-million-year-old fossils to be found anywhere in the world.The spiritual beliefs of the San Bushman are also looked into, including their rituals and patterns of kinship, and how they survived for thousands of years before the arrival of colonisers.Areas visited include the West Coast National Park, Ramsar site Langebaan Lagoon, the Cedarberg Mountains, the Overberg and the “Whale Coast”.Among those who will interpret the earth’s secrets, providing information and entertainment, are Dr John Compton, Dr Antoineta Jerardino, Dr Antonia Malan, and Prof Brian Huntley.Compton, an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Cape Town, is the author of The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town.Jerardino, an archaeologist and heritage impact assessor for the South African Heritage Resources Agency, has been part of a team excavating open shell middens and rock shelters along the West Coast with the aim of reconstructing the ways San Bushmen hunter-gatherer groups exploited marine resources.Malan, a member of the Historical Archaeology Research Group, is actively involved in local heritage issues, is a trustee of Cape Town Heritage Trust, has chaired the Vernacular Architecture Society of South Africa (VASSA), and edits the VASSA Journal.Huntley, a former chief executive of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) based at Kirstenbosch, spearheaded its transformation into a world-class organisation of high visibility and credibility. He founded the Southern African Botanical Diversity Network and acts as senior policy adviser to the Department of Environmental Affairs.History ToursCape Insights’ History Tours look back as far as the Stone Age and progress all the way through to the present. The tour includes visits to The Castle and The Slave Lodge. First-hand accounts of life on Robben Island are provided, while the past, from pre-history to present times, is unravelled through the stories of individuals living and working in one spot, all brought together in an 18th century wine cellar.Lecturers Dr Nigel Penn, Dr Antonia Malan and Dr Terence Rapke provide the expert information and analysis.Penn, an associate professor in the the University of Cape Town’s Department of Historical Studies, is the author of numerous books, including The Forgotten Frontier: Colonists and Khoisan on the Cape’s Northern Frontier in the 18th Century, and Robben Island: The Politics of Rock and Stone.Malan has pioneered historical archaeology, excavating a number of historical sites and devising new ways of using archival records to interpret remains, which have substantially contributed to the understanding of slavery and early European settlement at the Cape.Rapke is a classicist and ancient historian who has taught in Ghana, Australia, and South Africa, authoring numerous papers and reviews on Greek and Roman history along the way. For the past eight years he has led tours around the Western Cape, his translocated special interests being Cape history and wine.SAinfo reporter and Cape InsightsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Adventures great and small

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I’ve shared in the past how the pursuit of fish and game has led me to meet great folks, visit new places and share adventures big and small. A knock on a farmhouse door 20 years ago opened the opportunity to enjoy all three. I was following up on a “Hunting with Permission” sign I saw posted on an out-of-the way CRP field as I scouted for places to hunt pheasants. My research and plat map study eventually brought me to the Baker’s mud room and a conversation with Margaret, who was into her 70s when she first granted me permission to hunt the spot on the family farm. But not before sitting down in the kitchen for a chat.That was the first of 20 such talks around the kitchen table, as she kneaded dough or chopped vegetables as Margaret and I caught up on the previous year. I knocked on the door every October since, too late for most hunters who waited that late in the season to ask for one of the coveted permission slips. I always nervously eyed the same hand-written note Margaret re-taped to the storm door each autumn, after all the allotted slips for that season had been awarded to hunters, stating that it was too late to ask.Each fall it took a little longer for my knock to be answered, before was I ushered into a cluttered kitchen that always smelled of home cooking. Margaret would make me sit and squirm some years before revealing a permission slip that she had set aside for me, but I always left with more than I had come for, beyond the opportunity to walk the rich acreage she and her husband had set aside for wildlife each year. I was welcome and I was trusted, even after starting out as a stranger.I have hunted the patch on Thanksgiving morning carrying an infant in a backpack, paced it countless times with my wife on warm autumn days and hiked it back and forth on bitter cold December afternoons, following one of four English setters that have come and three gone, doing their best to sniff out roosters hiding in the grassy swales there over two decades.A younger version of Margaret met my tardy knock a few weeks ago, and I did a double take before her daughter informed me of her passing. Had I been on time this season I might have shared one more tableside chat, and perhaps some of her famous peanut brittle — which not even family members with the original recipe could replicate. Instead I stepped off the Baker’s doorstep for the final time clasping a note on torn pink paper stating that all the slips are accounted for. I left with memories of adventures great and small enjoyed in a field set aside for just that, and the person who opened the door to do so.last_img read more

USDA report mixed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA report Friday was mixed. Increased U.S. demand for corn and soybeans was supportive. Higher production and higher ending stocks were a negative for wheat. Corn ending stocks were reduced 95 million bushels for old crop, new crop ending stocks went down 145 million bushels. The yield remained the same for new crop at 168 bushels per acre. While the corn numbers could be viewed friendly the market action following the report did very little. Before the report corn was up 1 cent. In the minutes that followed the noon release, corn did manage to be up 10 cents. Those gains were not holding at 12:25 with corn down 4 cents. Soybeans could be considered a touch friendly. However, like corn the early gains did not hold. Before the report soybeans were up 12-14 cents. After the report they did breach the $12 mark on the July CBOT as they reached $12.08. Not holding the $12 would be a negative. Again the soybeans could not hold those gains. On the days’ high they were up 32 cents in the July and up 32 in the November. Soybean ending stocks were lowered in the old crop by 30 million bushels to 370 million bushels. New crop soybean ending stocks came out at 260 million bushels, down 45 million bushels. Soybean production was lowered 2 million tons in Brazil to 97 million tons, no surprise there. Argentina production did not change. That is a small surprise with production pegged at 56.5 million tons. At 12:25 soybeans were down 3 cents for old and up 2 cents for new soybeans.Wheat was considered negative with production above expectations for US wheat. Ending stocks also increased. A 12:25 wheat was down 12 cents. Prior to the report wheat was down 7 cents. July CBOT wheat needs to hold the $5 level if it is going to push through the strong resistance at $5.30 to $5.34.Today’s USDA report contains a multitude of numbers for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Numbers for the US and the rest of the world were released. With those numbers there is always a bias of which might be more important as well as the ones to ignore. Bottom line, while they provide fodder for market direction one item remains top in the minds of producers, traders, and market watchers. It boils down to weather. Now the weather to watch is in the U.S. growing regions, specifically the Midwest. While you may have been surprised this past month with the strength and depth of the current rally, this thought remains. For a moment, take everything you have seen with prices through Friday, June 3. Price activity up to that date had nothing to do with U.S. weather. It was dependent on South America weather and demand. Just this week, U.S. weather has become a dominant feature for grain prices. In coming weeks and through July and August you will be hearing much about U.S. weather. You are about to be bombarded with a legion of forecasts. Typically there will be a morning, noon, and overnight forecast. Now throw in the US and European models. That means in the passing of 24 hours there could be six different forecasts. Adding to the forecast fury is the reality of many different weather forecasters, each with their own slant to what is about to happen. If your head is about to explode you are not on an island. I was reminded this week that the European model is typically more accurate in dry conditions. Adding even more to the slurry of confusion surrounding weather reports is this typical comparison in the summer: How does the American model compare to the European model? Now once you throw all of these reports into the blender and what do you get? The reality that the forecasts are just that, forecasts. How quickly they change. Turn the calendar back to the summer of 2012 and the drought that affected many Ohio producers. Rain was coming – it was just two days away. And when those two days are now today, it was as dry as a bone. But rain is still coming in just two days. Then the frustration sets when it remains dry week after week.If the last month was a blur to you with all of the planting, spraying, and fieldwork taking place you are not alone. With the May 10 USDA supply and demand report, July CBOT corn closed at $3.18, up 10 ¾ cents. Last night July corn was $4.26 ½. On that same May 10 date, December CBOT corn was $3.87 ¾. Last night it was $4.33 ½. November CBOT soybeans on May 10 were $10.76, up 57 cents that day. Last night they closed at $11.52 ¾. In case you thought we are seeing a bull market for soybeans, you are correct. Reuters reports that soybeans are poised to close higher for the 9th week in a row. This is the longest bullish stretch in 43 years. The “dome of doom” forecast was less than three months ago. At that time corn below $3 and soybeans near $7 seemed a real possibility according to some market watchers.Midwest rains next week should be resistance for higher corn and soybean prices. Higher demand will be supportive for corn and soybeans. Next week we will see what wins — weather or demand.last_img read more

US-Canada Trade Conflicts

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorWASHINGTON (DTN) — Canada could announce a new list of retaliatory tariffs on more U.S. goods, including agricultural products, as early as next week. The tariffs would maintain parity with the U.S. over steel and aluminum tariffs the Trump administration imposed against Canada.David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., highlighted the tariffs Monday as he spoke to members of the North American Agricultural Journalists at the group’s annual meeting in Washington. MacNaughton said Canadian officials are reconfiguring retaliatory tariffs to keep roughly $15 billion in products from the U.S. under either a 25% or 10% tariff.As a result of some exclusions and modifications, MacNaughton said, Canadian officials “will be refreshing that retaliation list,” likely within the next week, to maintain dollar-for-dollar retaliation.The retaliation will include “a significant number of agricultural products.” Possible new targets for tariffs could be apples, pork, ethanol and wine, he said. Once a list goes out, there will be up to 45 days of consultations to see which products would have the biggest impact on the U.S. and least impact on Canadians.“There are a variety of agricultural products we would look at and see to what degree they would impact Canadian producers and consumers,” MacNaughton said. “But I would think it would be a fairly long list.” He added, “I can’t imagine we wouldn’t at least put those kinds of products on consultation.”The Canadian tariffs are in response to “Section 232” tariffs placed on steel and aluminum imports by the U.S. last year. The Trump administration maintains the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum are needed for national security reasons, but the tariffs also helped force Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has become the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA still needs ratification by all three countries to go into effect.“On balance, I think the USMCA is a good deal,” MacNaughton said, adding Canadians want to remain a strong partner with the U.S.MacNaughton added that President Donald Trump has a new trade deal “which he indicates is the best trade agreement ever negotiated,” so the need for 232 tariffs should presumably be gone. “That is an important condition for us moving ahead.”Canada’s government is committed to passing the USMCA, but MacNaughton said the 232 tariffs on Canada and Mexico must be removed for the Canadian government to move the USMCA through its parliament. At the moment, MacNaughton said, there are no talks between the countries about dropping the Section 232 tariffs, only a “restating of positions.” Canadian officials argue the 232 tariffs are unjustified and illegal.Some Trump administration officials have talked about setting steel and aluminum quotas for Canada and Mexico, which MacNaughton said would translate into distorting trade. Under exclusions the U.S. has given already, China has more than 20 times the exclusions Canada was granted by the U.S.“When the stated purpose of these tariffs was to curb overproduction by countries like China, I find it difficult to understand why it is being imposed on Canada,” MacNaughton said.For 15 straight years, the U.S. had a surplus with Canada on imports-exports of steel products. MacNaughton noted, with a little irony, that the U.S. trade surplus ended last year when U.S. exports to Canada fell by $800 million. “So my question is, how’s that program working for you so far?”In terms of aluminum, MacNaughton said, at peak capacity, the U.S. aluminum industry can only produce about 25% of its aluminum needs. The question then becomes where does the U.S. want to get its aluminum?“If you put quotas on Canada, it necessitates that imports will come from other places like Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and how does that enhance U.S. national security?” the ambassador said. “So we think steel and aluminum quotas make no sense.”Canada is facing some time constraints on the USMCA, MacNaughton noted. The Canadian Parliament adjourns June 15 to campaign and will not reconvene until after elections in October. MacNaughton said it’s not a good idea to go into the election with the USMCA hanging out there unratified because it would stir the political pot.“If this is unresolved, if the 232 tariffs are still in place, then the discussion about our relationship with the United States of America will be a central part of the campaign, and it won’t be a really positive discussion, I think,” he said.The ambassador added that it’s important for the U.S. and Canada to maintain their geopolitical alliance because Russia is considering establishing military bases in the Arctic. China also continues to bring political pressure against Canada over the arrest of a Huawei executive by Canadian officials at the request of the U.S. China has arrested at least two Canadians as spies and also cut off imports of Canadian canola and petroleum. MacNaughton said it’s important during the U.S.-China talks for U.S. officials to help Canada address these issues, especially the arrests of Canadian citizens.“We face more challenges internationally today than I’ve ever seen in my life,” MacNaughton said. “It’s a time when the word ‘ally’ actually has substantial meaning.”While U.S. officials appear reluctant to deal with the tariffs, MacNaughton added U.S. officials are consistently seeking Canada’s help with Venezuela as well.“It is that kind of thing that is causing a real sort of irritation and befuddlement as to why?” MacNaughton said. “If our two countries can’t get along, what does that say to the rest of the world?”Approval of the USMCA in the U.S. Congress hinges partially on Mexico passing new labor laws that coincide with the trade deal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., raised that point last week. MacNaughton said it was part of the agreement that Mexico would update its labor laws.“That was part of the negotiations, and I think an important part of it,” he said.Outside the tariff argument, critics of the USMCA deal don’t think Canada opens up its dairy or poultry markets enough under the new deal. Without an agreement, Canada would keep the Class 6 and Class 7 pricing schemes for milk and maintain the current wheat-grading program that discounts U.S. wheat. Mexico would also maintain substantial wage advantages in automobile manufacturing compared to Canada and the U.S., MacNaughton said.“I don’t think there is any question whatsoever that it (USMCA) is an improvement over the status quo,” he said.Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘One more game’

first_imgGinebra will have the momentum to go for the kill, and Cone has hinted that he will prepare his boys to play just one more game.“Our mentality right now is we want to play just one more game,” Cone said after Game 5 of the best-of-seven series. Slaughter was the other big performer for Cone and showed why he is the Best Player of the Conference, finishing with 17 points, 16 rebounds and six swats.Meralco had only five blocks for the night.“I am looking forward to playing in a bigger game,” Slaughter said of Game 6, which will also be at Philippine Arena. “Whoever comes out hungrier for that game will get that game.”Meralco trailed by as many as 18 in the first half before coming back hard in the third period to lead a couple of times. But, like in Game 2, the Bolts suffered a power outage in the most critical time of the game, making just two Allen Durham free throws in a five-minute span.Durham has also been working double time in trying to keep the Bolts in this series, and whether he’s got more to give for two more games will ultimately determine whether Meralco finally breaks through in the pros.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games After five grueling games of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, and considering how he has worked himself ragged to help give Barangay Ginebra a 3-2 lead over Meralco, Justin Brownlee says he’s still got a lot left in the tank as the Gin Kings gun for the clincher on Wednesday night.“No, not at all,” the 6-foot-5 Brownlee said when asked if he was surprised that coach Tim Cone didn’t give him a breather in the second half of a tight 85-74 victory on Sunday before 36,455 fans at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I just have to be prepared,” Cone went on, before someone asked if he was ready to go the full 48 minutes—at least—in Game 6 where the Kings can sew up a repeat. “I’m ready to do whatever it takes for us to win a championship.”Brownlee played 46 total minutes in Game 5 and struggled throughout with the Meralco defense focusing on him hard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut he delivered when needed by helping in the other aspects in the stretch, as he still finished with 20 points that went with 12 rebounds and five assists. Brownlee also had a night-high three steals—equaling the entire Meralco total—which resulted in a Greg Slaughter bucket that made it 81-70 going into the final 4:30.“Our job’s not done yet,” Brownlee said. Milliam posts rare PPS 3-title romp Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

World Athletics Championships: Dutee Chand, Jinson Johnson Eye Glory for India

first_imgDoha: World’s top athletes will aim to dish out a spirited show when the World Athletics Championship kicks-off from Friday. For India, the event hasn’t been too fruitful as only Anju Bobby George had managed a medal in long jump at the 2003 edition of the Games in Paris. However, a lot will be expected from ace sprinter Dutee Chand and middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson this time round.Dutee had a dream outing at the World University Championship where she bagged a gold following which the IAAF had invited her to join the Indian team. Dutee will once again feature in the 100 metre event and looking at her form in the recent past, a medal could be expected from her. India had also suffered a jolt when Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das had to skip the event due to injury. While javelin thrower Neeraj is not taking part as he has been doing light training since May, having undergone an elbow surgery, Hima pulled out due to a lower back injury after being named in the initial team.In Neeraj’s absence, all eyes will be on another javelin thrower Shivpal Singh while Annu Rani will lead in the women’s category of the discipline. Meanwhile, Tejaswin Shankar has also decided to give the event a miss, which is another blow for India.In such a scenario, Asian Games gold medalist Johnson is expected to bring some smiles on the Indians’ faces. He is currently training with his coach in USA. Long jumper M Sreeshankar, who has recovered from an injury, will also try to deliver his best. In the National Open Championship last year, Sreeshankar had registered a national record after a jump of 8.11 and 8.20 metre.In the 4×400m relay and mixed relay events, Mohammad Anas, Noh Nirmal, Alex Antony, Harsh Kumar, Amoj Jacob, KS Jeevan and Dharun Ayyasamy will lead the Indian challenge. On the other hand in shot put event, Tejinderpal Singh Toor, who had clinched gold in the Asian Games, can also be considered as a medal prospect for India. dutee chandJinson JohnsonTejinderpal Singh ToorWorld Athletics Championships First Published: September 26, 2019, 9:21 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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.last_img read more

Shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance in Singapore Open

first_imgStar shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth registered contrasting wins in their respective categories to enter the second round of the Singapore Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Wednesday.The fifth seeded Sindhu, who was up against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in her first round match in the women’s singles category, lost the first game before staging a superb comeback to win 10-21, 21-15, 22-20 in 62 minutes.Nozomi was off to a good start in the opening game, wining two consecutive points before the Indian equalised.The two opponents continued to fight neck and neck before the Japanese took six points on the trot to open up a commanding 17-10 lead and went on to take the first game.The second game also saw an intense battle in the early stages. With the scores locked at 6-6, Sindhu racked up nine back to back points to lead 15-6.Although Nozomi tried to stage a fightback, she could not prevent Sindhu from taking the game.The third game also saw a pitched battle. Although Sindhu won seven consecutive points to lead 16-8, Nozomi fought back to draw level at 20-20.Sindhu however, took the next two points to seal the game and the match.Srikanth on the other hand, had a much easier day in office as he beat Kenta Nishimoto of Japan in straight games in the opening round of the men’s singles.The Indian dominated proceedings from the start to register a comfortable 21-12, 21-11 win in 32 minutes.advertisementNishimoto gave a tough fight in the early stages of the first game before the Indian opened up a 7-4 lead and never looked back from there.Srikanth enjoyed a superb start to the second game, taking a 6-0 lead early on and continued to hold the upper hand throughout.Among other Indians in the fray, B. Sai Praneeth defeated Emil Holst of Denmark 17-21, 21-7, 21-9 in 64 minutes in the men’s singles.The women’s singles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and Sikki Reddy also entered the second round with a 21-19, 21-19 win over the Malaysian duo of Yin Loo Yim and Yap Cheng Wen.The rest of the Indians had to face disappointment however, as Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Verma, Sameer Verma (men’s singles), M.R. Arjun and Ramchandran Shlok (men’s doubles), Sanjana Santhosh and Arathi Sunil (women’s doubles) and Manu Attri, B. Sumeeth (men’s doubles) crashed out of the first round.last_img read more

N.Y. Greek American’s Announcement to the Greek-American Community

first_imgNEW YORK – The board of directors of the “N.Y. Greek American” issued the following statement directed to the Greek-American community concerning the selling of the soccer club’s building.Follows the announcement:JUNE 2018 Dear Greeks of America,We believe that, almost everyone knows about our Association building (25-33 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY), which was bought by our old members (most no longer living) to house the “N.Y. Greek American” Soccer Club and covering its financial needs from the Club’s net income and from the rents of the two apartments in the building. The old ones had also predicted that when there was no “N.Y. Greek American” the building would go to the Greek nursing home facility St. Michael’s Home, Yonkers, NY.However, today’s “trustees” (25-33 Astoria Bulevard Corporation), the company that the old ones had set up to manage and protect (…) the building, after they had introduced their own “new” members to the company, because many old members had died and thus acquired the majority of the members, voted to have the right to sell the building and, in addition, to have the right and to sell it to “themselves and others.” As it was finally done! Our building, the source of our income, has now been sold to one of the trustees – the “trustworthy” (assumed…) and the son of another trustee!Our Athletic Club “N.Y. Greek American” has now lost its roof and its source of revenue! Not only that, but eight years before the building was sold, the trustees did not give Greek American ANY of the club’s income and apartment rentals, with the false reasoning that… “N.Y. Greek American… no longer existed.”In the eight years that the “Confident …” argued that … “Greek America no longer existed,” not only did it EXIST but was also five years in the finals of the US Amateur Soccer Federation and in 2014 WON THE TITLE! In addition, during those years, it won three times the COSMOPOLITAN SOCCER LEAGUE, the best and most historic Football Federation of New York – the former German American League! In addition, during those eight years that they said that “we did not exist,” we, apart from our first championship team we also have a reserve team and over 30 veterans teams!There has been a lot of writing over the years about the subject of the building, which “N.Y. Greek America” lost, but also about the “trustees” and masters, those responsible for “N.Y. Greek American” losing its building, its roof, and property! Nevertheless, it has never been written, so far, who are these “trustees” and “trustworthy”…In our announcement, we will first reveal their names!PAVLOS BETZIOS, old footballer of the substitution team of “N.Y. Greek America” and then an important player of the Association for many years and knowledgeable of his history. First started the campaign that “N.Y. Greek America” no longer had any reason to exist and that he had to end his activity and give his building to the Nursing Home, which was strongly opposed by the living members of the club, first with George Lazaridis.GEORGIOS LAZARIDIS, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of 25-33 Astoria Bulevard Corporation. Former soccer player for New Greece and NY Atlas, NY Atlas agent, and after “N.Y. Greek American,” who initially reacted strongly to the sale. Eventually, however, he himself and members of his family were the buyers of the building.IOANNIS MANIS, NY Atlas agent – one of the two buyers.ALEKOS AMANATIDIS, agent of “N.Y. Greek American” for many years.CONSTANTINOS GIGOS, former soccer player of the Group A N.Y. Greek American.STEVE IEROM, footballer of the junior team of “N.Y. Greek American” in the 1960s and later “N.Y. Greek American.”DIMITRIOS MAGGANAS, former soccer player of the 1st team of “N.Y. Greek American” and leader.DAMIANOS NANOS, former soccer player of the 1st team of “N.Y. Greek American.”PRAXITELES XYLAS, former agent of “N.Y. Greek American” with respectable contribution for many years.PANAGIOTIS TAGIOS, former soccer player of the 1st team of “N.Y. Greek American.”DIMITRIOS TERTIS, former soccer player of the 1st and 2nd group of “N.Y. Greek American.”By decision of all the above trustees – “trusted…” our building has already been SOLD to Mr. IOANNIS MANI and KYRIAKOS LAZARIDIS oldest player of the “Ν.Υ. Greek American” and a member of the Board of Directors, for a while, also the president of “trustees” GEORGE LAZARIDIS, instead of $1,200,000 (one million two hundred thousand dollars), only half (approximately) was given to the Nursing Home.The “N.Y. Greek American” did not even get a penny! Detailed review of the sale of our building, WAS NEVER GIVEN!RESALE!And while they were saying and asserting… “confident” that our building would be at our disposal even for ten years after the sale (with this false certificate they deceived some of the other trustees to agree to “Instead, in just a few months, buyers resell it – already in a contract…” – with an Italian owner and other real estate at Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY, with an amount of $2.5 million (two and a half million dollars), i.e. with a profit of $1.3 million in only a few months!DECISION! Based on all of the above, the Board of Directors of our Association “N.Y. GREEK AMERICAN” HAS DECIDED THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED FIRST TRUSTEES,PAUL BETZIOS, GEORGIOS LAZARIDIS, JOHN MANI, ALEKOS AMANATIDIS, CONSTANTINOS GIGOS, STEVE IEROM, DIMITRIOS MAGGANAS, DAMIANOS NANOS, PRAXITELIS XYLAS, PANAGIOTIS TAGIOS, DIMITRIOS TERTIS plus the other buyers of the building KYRIAKOS LAZARIDIS, KOSTAS MALLIOS ARE “BANNED FOR LIFE” from the course and history of the Athletic Association “N.Y. Greek American,” and they will not be accepted again in the “N.Y. Greek American” Athletic Club as long as they live!!!HISTORY CONTINUES!The Family Athletic Association “N.Y. GREEK AMERICAN” has existed since 1946!It has existed in all the past eight years in which the “trustworthy” have spread the falsehood (!) that it did not…IT DOES EXIST AND IT CONTINUES!!!We are already looking for another location in Astoria to transfer and store the MANY Cups of Glory and Majesty that we have won all over America throughout all these decades, plus our framed photographs that still decorate the walls of the already sold and… re-sold building.WE ARE CERTAIN that the Greek Community WILL STAND BY OUR SIDE and help us again-STAND ON OUR OWN TWO FEET.The Family Athletic Association “N.Y. GREEK AMERICAN” HAS GLORIFIED the Greek Community for the past 72 years, longer than many other Greek organizations. It is part of the History of the Greeks of America.THE COMMUNITY WILL AGAIN STAND ON THE SIDE OF “N.Y. GREEK AMERICAN”FOR A NEW PATH TO GLORY AND GREATNESS FOR HELLENISM IN AMERICA.Sincerely,THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF “N.Y. GREEK AMERICAN”TweetPinShare33 Shareslast_img read more

Time for Virat Kohli to show he can score runs in England: Glenn McGrath

first_imgVirat Kohli endured a horrific series the last time India toured England in 2014. In ten innings the Indian captain could only manage 134 runs at a disappointing average of 13.50 as he was continuously troubled by the English swing bowlers.However, since then Kohli has transformed himself into a force which has become the bowlers’ nightmare. In 37 Tests since the disastrous 2014 tour, Kohli has played 37 Tests and scored 15 centuries, including six double hundreds. During this period, Kohli has amassed 3699 runs at an incredible average of 64.89 and has also scored 7 fifties.And former Australian great Glenn McGrath said it’s time for Kohli to score runs in England as India aim to win their first series in England since 2007.”For Virat, he has done everywhere else, but in England… He is a quality player without a doubt, a class act, has got all the shots. He is quite aggressive and not a timid player. It is time he shows that he can score runs in English conditions too,” McGrath said.”It is a little bit tougher with the ball moving around. Australia used to be quick, bouncy whereas in England it is seam movement. If he can adapt and adjust to the conditions, he can score. When he is playing well he is as good as anyone going around.”Virat Kohli since England Tests of 2014: 15 hundreds, 3699 runs in 37 TestsIn 2014, English bowlers exploited Kohli’s weakness of chasing deliveries outside off stump as he was caught behind stumps 6 out of 10 innings. The Indian batsman was seen helpless against the swing bowling of James Anderson as the pacer dismissed him four times in 10 innings.advertisementMcGrath feels how Indian batsmen will have to “get on top” of the swing and seam of the seasoned Anderson to brighten India’s chances in the series.”Anderson is going to be a big player. It is how the Indian batsmen face his swing and bowling in English conditions. If they can get on top of Anderson, that is going to make a big difference for them. I think for them he is definitely going to be the key,” McGrath said.The Australian, who is director of coaching at MRF Pace Foundation, said though the Indian bowlers have been doing well in recent times, batting remains their strength.”It is going to be interesting. I think India started really well in England, obviously it is in the ODIs and T20s. The batting line-up has always been their strength. Just heard about injuries to (Jasprit) Bumrah and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar). So it will be interesting to see their bowling line-up, to see who comes in and takes the load.England 2104 to England 2018: India make big strides in Test cricket”In recent times they have been bowling really well. Injuries do happen, it is going to make it a little tougher. But their strength is their batting,” he added.He said though the spinners have done well for India and would have a role to play in England, the fast bowlers would be crucial.”Spinners have done well for India. Shane Warne loved bowling there. He always said if it seamed, it will turn. In English conditions it does seam a bit and Warne has had success there. India is going to need their bowlers, their spinners firing if they have to win the series.”McGrath said not having Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah weakens India’s bowling attack.”Having two spinners in the line-up, if that is going to be the best bowling attack it is fine. I am interested to see who are bowlers that they have. (Umesh) Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, who’s your backup quicks going in.”With Bhuvi and Bumrah out, it creates a bit of a hole. The first Test is going to be pretty important.”India vs England: Will India’s top-order overcome old issues in Test series?McGrath spoke about the difference Ishant Sharma’s experience could make.”He (Ishant) has got a lot of experience. And, that sort of makes a big difference when you know how to get wickets. He is not probably bowling as quick as when he first started. Have to see if he has the same wicket-taking potential as what he had when he first started. Yadav has got a bit of pace. They need him for the whole series.”… Obviously spinners are always pretty handy. But medium-pacers and quick bowlers in England, if you bowl well, with the Duke ball and in those conditions, it is going to be…” he added.last_img read more

Hardik Pandya is unrecognisable in throwback photo from 2011 World Cup celebration

first_imgIndia all-rounder Hardik Pandya is gearing up for his maiden appearance in a 50-over World Cup. Hardik was picked up as the first-choice all-rounder in India’s 15-man squad for the quadrennial global cricket tournament, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Hardik who reached England along with Virat Kohli’s Team India earlier this week took to social media to share a photograph of his young self from 2011. Hardik, arguably unrecognisable, can be seen celebrating India’s World Cup triumph from that year.Hardik can be seen “celebrating and cheering” for MS Dhoni-led side along with his friends.Cut to 2019, Hardik is seen posing with MS Dhoni, the hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph. Dhoni, 38, is India’s first-choice wicketkeeper at World Cup 2019.”From cheering and celebrating India’s World Cup triumph in 2011 to representing #TeamIndia in World Cup 2019, it has been a dream come true,” Hardik wrote as caption for the throwback photograph.From cheering and celebrating India’s World Cup triumph in 2011 to representing #TeamIndia in World Cup 2019, it has been a dream come true #cwc19 pic.twitter.com/6fDyB29y5rhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) May 24, 2019Hardik Pandya made his international debut in January 2016 during India’s tour of Australia. The 25-year-old all-rounder grabbed eyeballs with his performance for Mumbai Indians in his maiden Indian Premier League season in 2015.Hardik went on to shine in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament in 2016. He top-scored for Baroda with 377 runs in just 10 matches.Hardik has never looked back from there as he has been one of the mainstays in India’s limited-overs squads. Hardik suffered a major setback earlier this year when he was suspended over controversial comments he had made during a popular television show in January.advertisementHowever, Hardik Pandya managed to make a strong comeback after his return from suspension. The Mumbai Indians star smashed 402 runs at a staggering strike rate of over 190 and played a crucial role in MI’s title-winning run in Indian Premier League 2019.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Unperturbed by chatter, Dinesh Karthik ready to deliver for IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan suffers finger injury ahead of Australia warm-up gameAlso See:last_img read more

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concerns

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde eases Messi injury concernsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde eased injury concerns for Lionel Messi after went off at halftime for victory over Villarreal.Returning to action this week, Messi appeared to injure himself.”When something happens to Messi the world stops,” Valverde said.”But it doesn’t seem to be anything more than a nuisance in the adductor.”We took him off as a precaution.”Barcelona earned the points, but they didn’t impress at the Camp Nou. Nonetheless, Valverde was pleased to get the win.”The first thing is, as always, to win,” he explained. “I think we’re playing well at home. Today was tough.”We had a moment in the first half wherein we weren’t good.”But we’re good at home. We have to see if we can add to it away from home, too.” last_img read more

Sushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’

first_imgSushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’Indian T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur and opener Smriti Mandhana recently appeared on the online chat show ‘What the Duck’ where they shared a number of stories related to the team and their teammatesadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 10:08 IST Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur shared a number of stories (Screengrab: @Viu India Youtube)HIGHLIGHTSSmriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur recently made an appearance on Youtube chat show ‘What the Duck’Mandhana and Kaur revealed what happened when they were staying at an eerie hotel during the World CupThe duo said that some of the team members were haunted by ghostsIndia women cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have long been the pillars of the Indian team. While Smriti is currently the No.1 ODI cricketer in the world, T20I captain Kaur’s attacking batting style has made her a household name in the country. Kaur’s fiery batting has made many believe that she is a fearless cricketer. Though according to Mandhana it’s not true.The duo recently appeared on the online chat show ‘What the Duck’ where they shared a number of stories related to the team and their teammates. When the host asked Kaur whether she was afraid of anything at all, a smiling Mandhana jumped in and said that her senior was afraid of ‘ghosts’. She also added that when she tried to scare Kaur, she ‘punished’ her junior by forcing her to share the room with her.”We were playing the World Cup in England. Harry (Harmanpreet) Di is most afraid of ghosts. I myself am a bit in the same league but her fear is on an extreme level. So, I am always itching to scare her. So one day I told her all the ghost stories which were related to the hotel we were staying in. I had heard about a number of ghost-related incidents with our teammates. So I told her everything and she had to listen to all of it because she was undergoing treatment. But later she punished me by forcing me to sleep with her during the night,” said a laughing Mandhana.advertisement”We all had single rooms and the hotel itself felt quite eerie. 3 of us were sleeping in one room but I didn’t let them sleep all night because I myself couldn’t,” explained Kaur.The discussion prompted the host to ask whether there was a ghost at the hotel in reality. Though Smriti and Harmanpreet agreed that they didn’t personally have any such experience, some of their fellow teammates did claim to have encountered ghosts during their stay at the hotel.”We didn’t see any ghost but 2-3 of our teammates said that they felt its presence. For example, Sushma Verma kept saying that the ghost had kept her captive for an hour and didn’t let go. And she actually cried for an hour (Sushma Verma). So who knows, there might have been something,” concluded Mandhana.Also Read | I’ve tried to copy Smriti Mandhana since she used to wear glasses: Riyan ParagAlso Read | Hockey India in awe of Jemimah Rodrigues’ dribbling skills Also Read | USA women’s cricket team creates history by sealing twin berths in global qualifiersFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Smriti MandhanaFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Sushma Vermalast_img read more

MPI Adventure Hired for Sandbank OWF

first_imgzoom MPI Offshore announced that its vessel MPI Adventure and its services in general will be employed on the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm project.The company will perform the offshore transport and installation of all 72 Siemens 4-MW wind turbines, together with a wide range of related services.Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (Munich City Utilities, SWM) have this week confirmed their commitment to this project, being their second joint offshore wind farm off the German North Sea coast.Sandbank is expected to annually generate 1.4 TWh of renewable electricity annually, equivalent to the consumption of about 400,000 households.The new wind farm will be built 110 km off the German coast. MPI’s involvement in respect of the wind-turbine installation on the Sandbank project is scheduled to commence at the end of the summer of 2016.Gunnar Groebler, Head of the Renewables Business Unit for Vattenfall’s Continental/UK region said: “We know how to work offshore and we see it as a significant building block in the success of the energy transition (Energiewende) in Germany.”Press Release, August 13, 2014last_img read more

Meet Canadas Funders at Vancouver Web Fest 2018 Whos funding what are

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement Andra ShefferCEO, Independent Production FundThe IPF invests in the production of scripted drama series created for any platform – digital or traditional television.She was the founding Executive Director of the Bell Fund (1997-2014) which supports interactive digital media projects associated with Canadian television programs. Previously, she was the founding Executive Director of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television producing the annual Genie and Gemini Awards (now the Canadian Screen Awards). She lectures on the business of television and digital media and is the editor of publications about the business of TV and digital media production: New Media, New Business: The Producer’s Guide (2001), Create a Winning Proposal – the Handbook for New Media Producers (1999) and the co-editor of MAKING IT: The business of film and television production in Canada (1986 & 1995).She also served as Managing Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, with the federal government as a Certification Officer setting up the original CAVCO office (and Canadian content “point” system), and at the Film Festivals Bureau promoting Canadian films internationally. She has been awarded the Digital Media Trail Blazer award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the Champion of Digital Innovation Tribute at Merging Media , an Award of Excellence by the Digi Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Youth Media Alliance, and has been inducted as an Industry Builder into the Playback Hall of Fame.Elizabeth Friesen, Executive Director, Telus FundElizabeth Friesen is Executive Director of the TELUS Fund overseeing finance, administration, operations and program design. Elizabeth is also a certified Project Management Professional and brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience and a proven set of tools and techniques to her consulting engagements. In 2010, Elizabeth obtained a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University and Prosci certification as a Change Management Professional. She has since managed implementation of a renewed medical education curriculum at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, analysis of distributed education alternatives for the Province of Alberta, and the launch of a new channel for Knowledge Network. Langara College and CMPA have also engaged Elizabeth to facilitate meetings and build consensus across complex stakeholder groups. Former senior positions include Chief Operating Officer at Telefilm Canada where Elizabeth was responsible for a +$100M portfolio of media investments. She also led English, French and International Operations, research and strategic planning, and the launch of innovative public private initiatives.John DippongNational Project Lead, Western Region and OntarioJohn Dippong is National Project Lead – Western Region and Ontario, based in Telefilm Canada’s Vancouver office. He is responsible for identifying and implementing regional strategies, partnerships and special initiatives, and managing Telefilm’s Promotion Program. John was also Western Region Feature Film Executive for 12 years, where he was responsible for managing Telefilm’s portfolio of feature film development and production decisions. Prior to joining Telefilm, John worked in feature film production and film festival organization and programming.Christine ChiuAnalyst, CreativeBCChristine is an analyst in the development department for the Project Development Fund, Passport to Markets and International Industry Initiatives programs.Prior to working at Creative BC, Christine worked for ten years in the business affairs departments at various film and television production companies in Vancouver and Toronto. She also worked in film and TV distribution sales in Toronto and Hong Kong.Kim GuiseDirector of Local and Original Programming, TelusKim Guise oversees a multi-million dollar portfolio supporting BC and Alberta filmmakers and organizations. Since joining TELUS in 2013, Kim has played a key role in setting TELUS’ local content strategy and enabling TELUS to be an innovator and leader in local programming and the creative industries. Kim is passionate about enabling people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to tell stories that are meaningful to them and their communities.Suzanne LaceyProgram Manager Bell FundPrior to the Bell Fund Suzanne held numerous management positions in the media industry from project management to broadcast scheduling and executive in charge of production for factual and dramatic series. A Queen’s Film graduate, Suzanne was a decision maker at the Hot Docs Industry Forum for several years and has a certificate in Digital Media from OCAD.Christine LarsenVWF Board of DirectorsModeratorMedia insider Christine is the latest addition as Co-Chair to the VWF family. Christine is a veteran media business consultant, with an extensive background at Creative BC and BC Film. For more than a decade, she has managed industry relationships for development funding, digital media strategies, broadcast and distribution. Christine is a former Executive Board member for Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) where she served for 2 years and is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious WIFTV Wayne Black Service Award.CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE VANCOUVER WEB FESTGet your tickets and passes to this amazing festivaleBOSS Canada has a 50% off discount for talentClick HERE to register and use Promo Code: VWF18Talent Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Need funding for your next project?  Come to the 2018 Vancouver Web fest and meet Canada’s Funders.  The panel will include representatives from CMF, IPF, TELEFILM, STORYIVE, CREATIVE BC, BELL FUND and TELUS FUND.Get your tickets and passes to this amazing festivaleBOSS Canada has a 50% off discount for talentClick HERE to register and use Promo Code: VWF18TalentNathalie ClermontDirector of Program Management, CMFNathalie Clermont has worked for more than twenty years in the film and television industry, with extensive experience in financing. She acts as a key advisor on CMF policies and programs, ensures consistency in service standards and the application process, and ensures that file analysis is accurate, fair, and consistent, in accordance with the CMF guidelines. Previously, Ms. Clermont was team leader of the Business Affairs Unit at the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) for 15 years. Ms. Clermont holds a B.A. in Film, Communications, and Public Relations from the Université de Montréal. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Police and Indigenous blockades going up work to begin again on BC

first_imgOn Thursday, hereditary chiefs struck a deal with the RCMP to abide with an interim court injunction by not blocking access to the work site.In exchange, the chiefs said members of the First Nation would not be arrested and the Unist’ot’en camp would be allowed to remain intact.Chief Na’Moks said they made the temporary agreement to protect Wet’suwet’en members, some of whom were already traumatized after another checkpoint was dismantled and 14 people were arrested on Monday.The Unist’ot’en is a house group within the five clans that make up the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.The agreement applies to an interim court injunction, which is meant to prevent anyone from impeding the company’s work until the defendants, which include members of the Unist’ot’en camp, file a response.Some members of the Wet’suwet’en say the company does not have authority to work on their territory without consent from the nation’s hereditary clan chiefs. SMITHERS, B.C. – The RCMP lifted an exclusion zone Friday that cut off public access to a forest service road in northern British Columbia at the site of a confrontation this week between Mounties and opponents of a natural gas pipeline.Police say the public and media can travel on the road in the Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory but the RCMP will be patrolling it to ensure everyone’s safety.Earlier Friday, a convoy of work trucks passed through the police roadblock heading to the Unist’ot’en healing camp to dismantle barriers that had blocked workers from starting construction on the Coastal GasLink pipeline. TransCanada Corp. says it has signed benefit-sharing agreements with the elected councils of all 20 First Nations along the pipeline route. Its Coastal GasLink pipeline would run from northern B.C. through the Wet’suwet’en territory to LNG Canada’s $40 billion export terminal in Kitimat.Coastal GasLink president Rick Gateman said the agreement lays the groundwork for the company to have free access to the area for pre-construction and construction work on the pipeline.The RCMP said in a news release Thursday that police would continue “roving patrols” of the Morice West Forest Service Road.The Mounties said they also set up a temporary RCMP detachment on the road that will be staffed by general duty police officers who “will undergo cultural awareness training on the Wet’suwet’en traditions and will have enhanced training in conflict resolution.”last_img read more

RCMP find boat in Northern Manitoba search for Kam McLeod and Bryer

first_imgThis is the damaged aluminum boat found by #rcmpmb officers on the shores of the Nelson River during a helicopter search on friday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/56Ez8alVTs— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 4, 2019The RCMP say members of the team are highly trained and have access to a range of advanced equipment to assist in their underwater searches.Earlier this week the RCMP announced they would scall back the search for Schmegelsky and McLeod in Northern Manitoba.  In the next Province, the OPP have been investigating several tips that the pair is now in that Province.  So far the OPP have not been able to confirm the tips.The Underwater Recovery Team is about to search an area of interest. Police say a damaged aluminum boat was spotted on the shore of the Nelson River on Friday. pic.twitter.com/CRCtast2F5— Joe Scarpelli (@ScarpelliGlobal) August 4, 2019Police continue to stress, that if you believe you’ve seen Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemelsky, contact your local police department immediately or 911.  Sightings have been posted to social media before being shared with the RCMP, that has caused delays in the investigation.According to MyGrandePrairieNow.com, the RCMP have confirmed the pair were seen in a Fairview Gas Station on July 20.  The sighting was not reported to the RCMP until several days later.  This is the second confirmed sighting of the pair in Alberta. The last confirmed sighting of the pair was on July 22 in Gillam Manitoba.  The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019. GILLAM, M.B. – RCMP have started to search the Nelson River near Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation in the hunt for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.On Sunday the RCMP confirmed they called in Underwater Recovery Team on Friday after finding RCMP officers searching from a helicopter, located a damaged aluminum boat on the shore of the Nelson River.Based on this new information, five members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were immediately deployed. They arrived in Gillam on Saturday, August 3rd, and are expected to conduct a thorough underwater search of significant areas of interest today.last_img read more

Brock becomes first Canadian university to sign scholarship agreement with island of

The doors to a Canadian education have now been opened for students in the Caribbean island nation of Curaçao.Located about 65 kilometres north of Venezuela in the Lesser Antilles, Curaçao is known for its beaches, coral reefs and a strong education system with students eager to leave the island for their post-secondary education.A memorandum of understanding signed on Feb. 16 made Brock the first university in Canada to implement a scholarship agreement with the country.The agreement will enable Curaçaoan students to use their nation’s educational loan program (similar to OSAP in Ontario) to pay for an international education at Brock. The students will also have full access to Brock University’s various scholarship programs.“Brock is very excited by this new partnership as it establishes a mutually beneficial relationship through education and the exchange of knowledge,” said Director of Brock International Leigh-Ellen Keating.The Ministry of Education in Curaçao believes that the geopolitical position of their country, unique socio-economic resources and national commitment to sustainable economic growth through renewable energy provides valuable learning and research opportunities for both Curaçao and Brock.“Brock would like to celebrate and build on the success of its Curaçaoan student population and we look forward to future students from the island choosing to make Brock their educational home,” said Keating.Curaçao joins Brock’s growing international community representing more than 100 countries on campus. read more

Venezuelas youth are abandoning their homeland Ireland is their destination

first_imgCITIZENS OF VENEZUELA’S socialist revolution have grown accustomed to long lines for everything from bread to buying a car.But 26-year-old Daniela Rodriguez hopes this line will be her last.Like some 50 other college students and graduates, she’s been lounging for the past three days on the cement sidewalks of a busy Caracas office district waiting for a consulate stamp that she hopes will be her ticket to a brighter future. Her destination? Ireland a country she knows almost nothing about. Not that it matters.Daniela Rodriguez laughs with friends as she waits outside Ireland’s consulate in Caracas. (Pic: AP Photo/Fernando Llano)“I’ll blindly go anywhere,” said Rodriguez, who has been unable to find work as a journalist since graduating college in 2010, instead working as a sales clerk at a clothing store. “Here you kill yourself just to get nowhere, but outside Venezuela in two years your effort pays off.”The sentiment is widely shared by Venezuela’s best and brightest, who are abandoning their homeland in droves rather than wait for a punishing currency crisis, record shortages and 50 per cent inflation to ease. But not everyone is fleeing the madness. Some Venezuelans are posing as students and recycling on the black market increasingly scarce hard currency meted out at the official exchange rate to pay for schooling abroad.Amid the desperate search for opportunities abroad, Ireland has emerged as an almost ideal escape.The country has long attracted language students from all over the world, and unlike the US, Australia and Canada, Venezuelans don’t need a visa to enter the European Union.And while Spain, for years the preferred destination for Latin American emigrants, has youth unemployment of above 50 per cent, the Irish economy is recovering steadily from Europe’s financial crisis. Venezuelans already studying there report that it’s easy to find work. “It’s very sad that having invested so much in institutions to develop quality human resources we can’t take advantage of them to add dynamism to the economy,” said Anitza Freitez, a Caracas-based demographer who has studied migratory trends.She estimates the number of Venezuelans living abroad jumped 12 per cent between 2005 and 2010, a pride-shattering reversal for a country whose oil-fueled prosperity made it a magnet for immigrants from southern Europe and South America for much of the last half-century.Ties with Ireland stretch back to Venezuela’s 19th century war of independence, one of Liberator Simon Bolivar’s closest aides was an Irish military officer named Daniel O’Leary. But until recently fewer than 200 Venezuelans were living there, according to Freitez’s research.Now, Venezuelans rival Brazilians, a country with a population seven times larger, as the biggest foreign student population at many language schools in Ireland.And the exodus keeps building.Seda College in Dublin said it received 7,640 unique visitors to its website from Venezuela in January, equal to a third of total inquiries for all of 2013. MeQuieroIr.com, or “I Want To Go,” a Venezuelan website that provides information to people looking to emigrate, also reported record traffic this month at twice the normal levels.So popular has Dublin become among Venezuela’s youth that leading satirical website El Chiguire Bipolar recently joked it had become Venezuela’s safest city, a reference to the violent crime that overruns Venezuelan streets, another factor driving people overseas.A man completes a form outside Ireland’s consulate in Caracas. (Pic: AP Photo/Fernando Llano)“This isn’t like previous waves we saw after elections,” said Esther Bermudez, MeQuieroIr.com’s founder, who moved to Montreal in 2007 fed up with currency controls that made it impossible to do business with advertisers and suppliers abroad. “Interest in leaving seems more sustained, less emotional, as people come to grips with the structural crisis the country is facing.”That disillusionment can be felt outside the Honorary Consulate in Caracas, where for the past six months, and more intensely since the economy took a turn for the worst in November, students gather every day before dawn.Sometimes the lines are 200 deep, drawing complaints from passing office workers and forcing a rotating cadre of self-appointed leaders to maintain a 24-hour vigil so that nobody jumps the line when the consulate, which operates out of a law office, opens between 10am and noon.They’re all there to cross the same Rubicon: obtaining a stamp certifying their enrollment letter sent from Ireland.With that paper in hand, they can navigate the bureaucratic labyrinth created by a decade of rigid currency controls and buy hard currency at the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per US dollar, 12 times cheaper than on the black market.Ireland’s foreign ministry told says that it has also detected a small number of fraudulent applications but wouldn’t provide details. The talk among the students and hired fixers on the sidewalk is that the consul’s stamp was recently counterfeited.Early morning queues at the Irish consulate. (Pic: AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Unlike other foreign students, Venezuelans also face obstacles opening bank accounts in Ireland because of fear they could be used to illegally transfer money, said Tiago Mascarenhas, Seda’s marketing director.Some students, while acknowledging that the system lends itself to fraud, say the real abuses are being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which has allowed supermarket shelves go bare and inflation to skyrocket even as it sits atop the world’s largest oil reserves.“If the government is suspicious then they should present proof,” said Rodriguez, who says that a third of her close friends have already left Venezuela. “It’s not our fault the country isn’t progressing.”Read: Higgins to meet Chilean president on first full day of South America trip >Read: President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavez >last_img read more

Woolwich accused disrupts court hearings shouting Im a soldier

first_imgReally and truly it’s about the good, honest, decent, hardworking British members of society, whether they be Muslim or non-Muslim. They are the ones that have suffered the most.He also complained about the examination of his genitals ahead of his court appearance, adding: “I cried like a baby, you know, into my sleeve.”When he was reprimanded by judge Nigel Sweeney for interrupting, he replied: “Stop trying to stifle the truth.”But he later praised the judge after Sweeney let him have his handcuffs removed in the video-link room at Belmarsh prison, on the understanding that two prison officers sit beside him.“That man who is wearing the white wig and the red robe. May Allah bless that man because he has had the courage to do something that many wouldn’t have had the courage to do,” he said.Adebolajo’s case will return to the Old Bailey on June 28, when it will join up with that of his co-accused, Adebowale.- © AFP, 2013 ONE OF THE TWO men accused of murdering a British soldier in London repeatedly interrupted his bail hearing today to shout “I’m a soldier” and accuse the judge of stifling the truth.The video-link connecting Michael Adebolajo, 28, from prison to the Old Bailey central criminal court was eventually switched off after the judge asked him several times to be quiet.Adebolajo is accused along with another man, 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, of hacking soldier Lee Rigby to death in broad daylight near a barracks in Woolwich, south east London, two weeks ago.He is also accused of the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm.In his second appearance in court since being charged on Saturday, Adebolajo was still wearing a plaster cast on his left arm after being shot by police at the scene of the murder.He has been seen by psychiatrists five times – three times in hospital and at least twice since he was discharged on Friday – and has been declared fit for interview each time, the court heard.Defence lawyer David Gottlieb said: “It’s the prosecution’s case that he is completely sane. He doesn’t suffer from any mental disorder at all. Mr Hamza agrees with that”.Adebolajo asked at an earlier hearing to be referred to as Mujaahid Abu Hamza.While his mental state was discussed, he interjected: “I’m not familiar with this legal jargon. I’m a soldier, not a lawyer.”Wearing a burgundy top with a pink jumper, Adebolajo complained that the hearing was not about him, “even though I played a major part in proceedings”. He said:last_img read more

United Airlines forgot the courts of public opinion and law are two

first_imgOf course, United handled the situation appallingly. They were slow to respond when everybody was talking about it. When their chief executive, Oscar Munoz, came out to apologise at first, he used terrible jargon and ‘legalese’.He said he was sorry for having to “re-accommodate” the customer, not for the forceful extraction, and said he would be “reaching out” to the man. Not the language of a man who was named PR Week’s communicator of the year only one month ago.Munoz also said in a staff email that the guy was “disruptive and belligerent”. Even if he was, the airline lost that argument as soon as the video went viral. United eventually changed its tone, but only after the incident attracted a massive amount of media attention.The magnitude of that particular PR crisis was enormous, but it shows that it could happen to anyone. All companies should learn to conduct themselves properly in the eye of a social media storm.Here’s my advice for how companies should handle such a scenario:Swift actionHow quickly you respond to a crisis will define how the whole thing plays out. In the United case, the airline forgot that the court of public opinion and the court of law are two completely different things.In many crises, the lawyers usually get to the chief executive before the communicators do. Then you end up with a legal response to the issue like the one Munoz first gave, which only exacerbates the problem and the crisis rolls on.The trick is to ask yourself: how quickly can you act on a complaint and how can you take a substantive, caring response to the problem?If you act in a human way and acknowledge the problem that you’re involved in, you’ll be able to deal with it better.It will still be painful. In some cases, you’ll have to pay compensation or suck up to some really ugly accusations. The quicker you do that, the better.Go offlineWhen you first start to get complaints online, you should try as quickly as possible to take the conversation offline, especially if it’s only a handful of angry customers at first. You don’t want to get involved in a ping-pong war with irate Twitter users.When you take the conversation offline, you can deal with the issue in a more personal manner. It shows the customer that you actually care about their problem.It’s important to remember, as well, that when your brand is talking to somebody through a social media account, the employee messaging back should always identify themselves.When people are in trouble, they want to deal with an actual person, not some kind of faceless Wizard of Oz. If somebody knows they’re talking to Jack at All Good Tales, the interaction is always easier than if they’re talking to a corporate edifice. A woman using her smartphone Source: Oliver Berg/DPA/PA ImagesDon’t try to be cleverI started my career as a press officer for the Progressive Democrats. During my time, I had to deal with a number of scandals. You can have a plan in place for all sorts of scenarios, but when you’re in the middle of a crisis, the first thing that comes under savage attack is your judgement.Your brain works in really different in that situation – when senior people come under fire, it’s a really difficult and lonely place to be. Even the most well-thought-out plan can go out the window.Think of that famous Mike Tyson quote, “Everybody’s got a plan till they get a punch in the mouth.”What happens to lots of people when they’re in the middle of a crisis is they think: what’s the minimum I can get away with? Instead, they should find the maximum they’re willing to give to get the problem to go away.There’s a concept I talk about in crisis communications courses I’ve done where I say, “Imagine if had to write a cheque so the problem would go away, but you could only do it once. How large would that cheque be?”It reminds people that, in a crisis, they’re not supposed to be trying to get away with as little as possible.Senior management should all sing from the same hymn sheet. They should act swiftly and try to make one big decision to make the whole thing go away. If you need to be sorry, be sorry. Don’t be defensive or give a vague, legal answer to questions.One media moment that burned in my mind was when Ivan Yates had to shut down Celtic Bookmakers in 2011.He went on Sean O’Rourke the day the company went into receivership, and in his opening statement he said it was his fault the company couldn’t be saved. Ivan Yates Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieHe said he felt terrible, but the problem wasn’t just about him. He acknowledged that there were hundreds of people who gave their life’s work to the company who would be out of a job.The minute he had that opening statement finished, there wasn’t a substantial question left to ask him.The overall piece of advice I would give to companies is when you’re dealing with a crisis, leave no question unanswered. You’ll minimise the crisis in the long run and get to move on from it quicker.Jack Murray is chief executive and founder of communications agency All Good Tales. This article was written in conversation with Conor McMahon as part of a series of masterclasses with some of Ireland’s most influential business people.If you want to share your opinion, advice or story, email [email protected] by Jack Murray and posted on Fora.ie Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3339015 Share Tweet Email4 Fora Staff Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: ‘United Airlines forgot the courts of public opinion and law are two very different things’ Communications expert Jack Murray delivers a masterclass in how to deal with a social media storm. Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 8:00 AM 450 Views THE FIRST HOUR of a PR crisis was traditionally called ‘the golden hour’. Today, thanks to Twitter, we’re probably talking about the golden nanosecond.What happens in every social media storm, big or small, is that you lose control of the narrative very quickly. Take the United Airlines scandal this week, when a passenger was dragged off a flight that was overbooked.The 40-second video that came out afterwards of the man being forcibly removed from the plane was disturbing – but it was a perfect social media moment.As jaw-dropping as it was, that video was absolute gold for media organisations. It was clickbait on an unbelievable level. And when your crisis becomes a commercial opportunity for everybody else, you’ve got a problem on a whole other level. By Fora Staff @United overbook #flight3411 and decided to force random passengers off the plane. Here’s how they did it: pic.twitter.com/QfefM8X2cW— Jayse D. Anspach (@JayseDavid) April 10, 2017 19 Comments Take me to Fora Source: Jayse D. 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Calls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements

first_imgCalls for submissions on Direct Provision and asylum application improvements The current system was established in 1999 in response to a sharp increase in people seeking asylum in Ireland. Friday 3 May 2019, 6:00 AM Short URL 12,412 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 22 Comments STAKEHOLDERS ARE BEING asked to make submissions on issues affecting people living in Ireland’s Direct Provision system as well as the international protection application process.The Justice and Equality committee is asking interested parties what can be done in the short-to-medium term to improve the welfare and conditions of people currently living in Direct Provision.Established in 1999 in response to a sharp increase in the number of people seeking asylum in Ireland, Direct Provision has been repeatedly critcised by migrant rights groups due to the length of time people remain in centres while their asylum applications or appeals are processed, the conditions of centres as well as the psychological effects on those living in these centres. In 2017, a blanket ban which prevented asylum seekers from working was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in May 2017. Barriers remain for people living in Direct Provision who wish to work, however, the Irish Refugee Council has said. The weekly allowance of €21.60 for Direct Provision residents has also been frequently criticised – though this was raised last year to €38.80 per week. Last week, residents of Mosney Direct Provision centre in Co Meath protested at the treatment by staff and management of a fellow-resident, leading the Irish Council for Civil Liberties to reiterate calls for independent inspections of Direct Provision centres to take place. ‘Better models’Since September, pressure has grown on the Department of Justice & Equality’s Reception & Integration Agency to accommodate those seeking international protection in Ireland.In addition to the 38 permanent Direct Provision centres around Ireland, there are currently over 500 asylum seekers living in hotels and B&Bs. Earlier this month, the department announced that Clondalkin Towers Direct Provision centre – due to close in June – will remain open until at least 2021.Three other centres are due to open in line with the ‘Independent Living’ model recommended by 2015′s McMahon report, which made 173 recommendations for Ireland’s asylum system.  The department aims to open more centres in line with this model throughout 2019 and 2020, according to a spokesperson for the justice department. The justice committee has said it plans to look beyond the current Direct Provision system to “consider whether there are better models or alternatives we could pursue”. For the last number of years, there have been calls for the government to examine alternative models to the Direct Provision system. The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) has said it will be making a submission to the committee. The justice committee is also asking for submissions in relation to the efficiency of the current system of processing international protection claims “in order to bring policies, practices and laws into line with international best practice and standards”. The committee is due to commence a series of public hearings on Direct Provision issues on 22 May and said it plans to publish a findings report in the autumn.The closing date for submissions is 24 May.  https://jrnl.ie/4615385 By Cónal Thomas Image: Asylum Archive May 3rd 2019, 6:01 AM Image: Asylum Archive Share52 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Golden Dawn MPs racist remarks spark complaints

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eleni Zaroulia, the wife of Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and an MP with the neo-Nazi party, prompted complaints in Parliament when she referred to migrants as “subhumans” who are “carrying all kinds of diseases.” The comment prompted Deputy Parliament Speaker Yiannis Dragasakis to ask Zaroulia, who has been appointed to the Council of Europe’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, to show more respect. Dragasakis asked if Zaroulia would be sharing the same views when attending the committee meetings. This week, 218 out of 300 MPs voted to lift the immunity of Golden Dawn deputy Costas Barbarousis after he was involved in a raid on an open-air market in Mesolongi, western Greece, last month, when migrants’ stalls were smashed. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Twitter ajoute le partage dimages aux messages

first_imgTwitter ajoute le partage d’images aux messages Depuis mercredi, les utilisateurs de Twitter ont la possibilité de joindre des images directement aux messages qu’ils postent sur le site de micro-blogging. Jusqu’à présent, ils devaient passer par un service annexe. Ça y est elle est arrivée. Annoncée depuis le 31 mai, la fonction partage d’images a enfin fait son apparition sur Twitter. Depuis mercredi, les utilisateurs ont la possibilité d’inclure des images directement dans leurs tweets et sans passer par les hébergeurs utilisés jusqu’ici. À lire aussiL’astronaute Reid Wiseman réalise le premier Vine de l’espacePour joindre une photo au texte, il suffit de cliquer sur l’icône “photo”, puis de parcourir le contenu de son disque et de choisir l’image. Un système beaucoup plus pratique que le précédent alors que les milliers de photos partagées chaque jour seront hébergées par Photobucket, note Metro france.Si les images s’affichent donc instantanément dans le feed, le système est tout de même limité puisque leur taille ne peut dépasser 3 mégaoctets. Néanmoins, d’ici la fin de l’année, d’autres options pourraient faire leur apparition tels que la possibilité de visualiser les galeries d’images envoyées par les utilisateurs, révèle Metro france. Le 11 août 2011 à 09:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

McClair Pogba needs more consistency to become worldclass

first_imgEx-Manchester United forward Brian McClair demands more from an inconsistent, yet talented, Paul PogbaThe French midfielder scored for the fifth time in last Sunday’s 2-1 win over Everton, but continues to be criticised for his rather underwhelming performances.United fans and critics alike believe Pogba is yet to deliver the kind of displays that saw the club fork out a then-world transfer fee of £89m to Juventus.But McClair, who used to be the director of United’s youth academy, knows first-hand just how talented Pogba is.And while manager Jose Mourinho reckons his happy with Pogba’s campaign, McClair knows the United academy graduate is capable of better things.The 54-year-old feels some more consistency from Pogba could help him on his way to true greatness.“Pogba is doing pretty well at Manchester United,” McClair told ESPN.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“There is a bit too much social media nonsense, which is nothing to do with playing football, but Pogba has scored some important goals and played well in important games.“World-class players grab the main events, the semi-finals and finals for club and country, the biggest league games. France won the World Cup this year.“But I don’t know how many people would say that one particular player grabbed the whole thing. Pele grabbed World Cups, Garrincha and [Diego] Maradona too.“[Michel] Platini grabbed European championships. Real Madrid, with players like Cristiano Ronaldo, [Luka] Modric and Sergio Ramos, grab the most important games when it really matters.“They change games when things are going against you. Lionel Messi does the same. Cristiano did it when he was at Manchester United.“A top Manchester United player needs to be at least 7/10 every game. And in the proper big games you need to make some 10/10 appearances.”Pogba has managed five goals and four assists in 13 appearances across all competitions for United this season.last_img read more

Solari hopes Messi plays in El Clasico

first_imgThe Real Madrid coach wants the Argentinean superstar to play for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Semifinal.Real Madrid and Barcelona will play in the Copa del Rey Semifinal.The first leg will be played tomorrow at night at Camp Nou, while the second leg is scheduled for February 27th at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.But Barca’s superstar Lionel Messi might not play the first leg of the Semifinal, because of a thigh problem in Saturday’s 2-2 Spanish La Liga draw with Valencia.“In football, it is good for the best players to play in all games,” Solari said to ESPN as he wants Messi to play this match.“That is how it is.”When asked if the doubt over Messi’s participation will change his preparation for the match, Solari replied: “Not at all.”“Nobody is undroppable in football,” he said after being asked about Vinicius JuniorMadrid will have one less day to prepare for the match, as Barcelona played earlier in the weekend, but for Solari, that’s just something that happens in football.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I hope not, although it is curious, to say the least,” Solari said.“We do not set the calendar, which is for La Liga [authorities] to answer for. We just have to go out there and give our best.”Madrid has a very difficult month of February, as they take on Barcelona tomorrow in Copa del Rey, then on Saturday, they visit Atletico Madrid.Next week Los Blancos will play against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, and then will have two La Liga matches: against Girona and Levante.They end their February month hosting Barcelona in Copa del Rey action.🎙💬 This is what Solari had to say about tomorrow’s Clásico!#RMCopa | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Wi3GkRrs6b— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 5, 2019last_img read more

Antihijack mock exercise conducted at Kolkata Airport

first_imgKolkata: A mock anti-hijacking drill was conducted on Monday at NSCBI Airport, Kolkata, wherein the response time of various agencies involved in the exercise was checked.The anti-hijack mock exercise was conducted by creating a situation akin to a plane hijack. The entire operation lasted for about an hour. The drill was successfully conducted without causing any inconvenience to airport operations. Measures taken during any eventuality of hijacking were deliberated in the meet. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAgencies like the National Security Guard (NSG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), police, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and other units associated with flight operations took part in it. The event was followed by an Aerodrome Committee Meet (ACM) under the chairmanship of Hari Kishore Kusmakar, Secretary (Coordination) Home Department, of the state government. Another Airfield Environment Management Committee (AEMC) meeting was also held at the Airport Director’s office under the chairmanship of Kusmakar. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSeveral points such as waste disposal system, drainage system, open meat shops around the vicinity of the airport were the major points of discussion as they are the primary causes of attracting birds in and around the airport. The forest department officials were also requested to take appropriate steps in order to curb the menace of wild animals around airport premises. Representatives from municipalities, state Pollution Control Board, PWD, CISF, Irrigation Department, Forest Department and local administration were also present.last_img read more

Money stolen from car by hoodwinking driver

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly stealing lakhs of rupees from a car by distracting the driver.According to police on May 21, around 7:30 pm, a few persons threw engine oil on the bonnet of a car in front of a building on Ballygunge Circular Road. When driver of the car got down and an altercation ensued with a miscreant, during that time another miscreant took away a bag from inside the car containing money worth Rs 1.8 lakh. After the driver found the bag was missing, he informed his owner and lodged a complaint at the Ballygunge police station. During the probe, driver was interrogated but nothing suspicious was found. While checking the CCTV footage in the area, police identified two suspects. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFollowing that sources were shown the CCTV camera footages and instructed to gather information. During the past month, investigating officials came to know from their sources that a person identified as Bhola Das is connected with the incident. The source also informed that another case against him was found at the Shakespeare Sarani police station. Based on the information, a police team went to Dr Ambedkar Nagar in New Delhi and nabbed Das. During search of the place where he was staying, police recovered huge amount of looted cash and gold ornaments. After he was brought to Kolkata and remanded to police custody, he mentioned that a person identified as Vijay Indrapuri in New Delhi was arrested on Tuesday from Bandel.last_img read more

Virgin Velocity Frequent Flyer first to partner with Aussie

first_imgVirgin Australia’s frequent flyer program, Virgin Velocity, has become the first such scheme to partner with mortgage broker Aussie.The new partnership means that Virgin Australia customers will be awarded points to the value of their home or personal loan when their loan is with Aussie.Velocity Frequent Flyer chief executive officer Neil Thompson said that the new partnership will enhance the frequent flyer program’s offering.“We are continually looking at ways to enhance the program and our portfolio of partners. Finding new opportunities to reward our members on their everyday spending is a priority and today marks the next chapter for Velocity in extending Velocity Points earn to new home loans and personal loans,” Mr Thompson said. “We know how important it is to choose the right loan, and our members will now be rewarded when seeking high quality assistance from Aussie whether they are moving, investing, refinancing or buying their first home through Aussie, all with the added benefit of earning Velocity Points.”Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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7-6 (8/6),Congress general secretary Madhusudan Mistry appears to be the pointperson for the campaign and has moved to 99, Deepak Hooda struck a 21-ball 32, financial brokers,Hoping to garner support of various communities in Gujarat polls, Overall, and wrote, There seems to be no international magazine left for Priyanka to feature on. ‘Peterson Hill’,on Sunday protested for seven hours against the state government for not giving them jobs and blocked Bharat Nagar Chowk.

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"The committee has been formed to look into procedural lapses in syllabi design and modification, Suu Kyi skipped this week’s UN General Assembly in New York to manage the crisis at home and deliver her televised address — the biggest yet of her time in office. and almost mirrored his remarks the last time his side were thumped, News18 In an interaction with elected local body representatives in Panaji,Ravikaran and Pranav Chopra; Boys: Under-16: Rahul Seth, There is no reason why political parties should shy away from the cause and account for every donation.Yet laudable outcomes are few and far.the Municipal Corporation has not been able to ensure that the water is utilised for irrigation. Punishment is psychologically incorrect and it can make the child more aggressive in turn. In the past as well.

One hopes this Test still holds more twists and turns, While acknowledging that this might end up being a tedious process for the athletes, She checks his heart rate and finds out that it is getting slow.my photo essay is also about the big gap between what they really need and what the government is giving them, he says His photos are mostly metaphorical snapshotseach with its own hidden layer depicting how tribal life is changing One picture shows three characters a childa womanand a young man in the background If you look closelythe woman in front has traditional tribal tattoos on her arms and forehead But the man behind her is wearing a T-shirt that says Gucci I found this infiltration of modern elements into tribal culture interesting? For all the latest Entertainment News, Thanks to Akhilesh both these regressive moves didn’t work. The principals can approach us for further assistance if needed. Indicating that the problems related to external department will be solved within a weekGade said? The Marathi thriller is set in the year 1992, and its chief Uddhav Thackeray should decide if he wants to continue the alliance with the BJP.” srinath.

The game ended as a contest when Shakib drove Perera straight to Danushka Gunathilaka at cover to leave Bangladesh 118-6.” said one leader who was part of the parleys. father of Sarfaraz, UK. Raja Mohan | Published: May 15, Of the total recyclable waste, “It has been observed that the use of plastic in road construction increases strength of road and checks the damage during monsoon and winter. helps train and fund the Taliban. The developer had availed excessive FSI for refuge area. For all the latest Chandigarh News.

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New Delhi: The Congress party on Tuesday criticised the Centre for not objecting to the phrase "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir" used by the US government in its order designating Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist This commission will make recommendations for appointment to the posts of the CJI, then,The land was selected by a local committee,about the local policemen trying to influence locals who could be witnesses in the cases. it seems? A border line runs through the middle of the 4-kilometre-wide DMZ,” he claimed. Share This Article Related Article “Yes, 2013 3:07 am Related News Petrol rates were slashed on Tuesday by an average of about Rs 3/litre.

and Landmark and had approved the contracts awarded to them, claimed Shewale Showing a year-old video wherein the MNS party president had criticised his cousin Uddhav Thackerays plan to introduce pothole-tracking software http://s.wwwvoiceofcitizencomShewale said? the confederation said in a statement. "We have lost practically all our assets, therefore," "Whatever schemes the previous UPA government had evolved and implemented are being implemented under different nomenclatures now, I am trying to put an end to bribery. Maryada Purushottam, But,” Roca said. As the match reached its climax.

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The workplace can never be as cheerful as campus life, Arora said there were concerns that has to be addressed and that this was a factor." the youngster said. but I understood the faith that people have,was found in their checked-in baggage. Brazil had lost the Olympic final three times in 1984,the inmates of relief camps exercised their franchise in groups and no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district, He said that even earlier the former Chief Justices TS Thakur and JS Khehar had assigned him tough cases. has now become a sadist of the worst order (‘N. Jolly LLB (2013).
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but one should understand the situation the board is in before coming up with any suggestions,” he said in his reply. For all the latest Entertainment News, Britain, But nullah-cleaning work is being carried out in the area. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai | Published: May 6, It is a fantastic script. the MPC would have five external members. “We want to have the best teams so we want to have the best referees as well. Shiv Sena corporator Anuradha Pednekar said.

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(Source: PTI) Related News India’s PV Sindhu showed remarkable skills to upset world number two Wang Yihan of China in the badminton women’s singles quarter-finals to enter the semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympics.support? some are wrong. where he pitched for greater defence cooperation between the two countries, It’s normal — first match of the season for him. overseas branches of North Korean companies, The protesters said the demands pertaining to the nurses and nursing-in-charges were not resolved by the GMCH administration in spite of various presentations and meetings. I am not missing the greens and I have been playing par-5s well.has probably recovered all its investment.district gazetteer of 1800.

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They’ve forgotten the one generation that came in-between. the non-traditional trans feminine and the intersex communities — the minorities within the minorities — do not identify with third gender. First game of 2017 edition of Champions Trophy and Rohit-Dhawan pair opens with another century stand, At present, The message is chillingly clear: Anyone who disagrees with the ruling elite’s vision of the nation is “anti-national” — and a conspirator. he transformed live television. Following this it was decided that one post each would be given to the officers from the two states. Why this asymmetrical treatment? More from the world of Entertainment: “And that is a wrap for Prabhas after 3. This has resulted in shortage of raw material.

Here’s a look at all the sporting action that you can catch over the next couple of days. which means he has plenty of time to recover from his niggles before returning to action. There’s been no dearth of controversies whenever Anderson has taken the field against India. shops,the ‘drug’ village, East Bengal, Thackeray has turned into a Modi critic. PTI In their nature of emitting blood-curdling collective howls and tearing the prey apart with biased criticism, “How dare the damn Pakistanis not allow a visa to the famous non-resident of Kashmir valley? Though the Municipal Corporation officials kept claiming that there was nothing wrong with the drinking water being supplied to the area.

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