Rolls-Royce plays down fears over Airbus as finally speaks

first_imgMonday 8 November 2010 9:38 pm Tags: NULL KCS-content ROLLS-Royce said yesterday it had made progress in discovering the fault that caused one of its engines to fail on a Qantas flight from Singapore to Sydney last week, saying that the failure was specific to its Trent 900 engine. Rolls added a separate incident at its test centre in Derby during August which saw its Trent 1000 engine explode was unconnected. The company’s first statement since last week when a Qantas A380 superjumbo was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore saw the shares bounce, closing 2.4 per cent higher at 605p.Earlier yesterday Qantas’ chief executive, Alan Joyce, said the airline’s own investigation had discovered oil leaks on three of the Trent 900 engines among its fleet of six Airbus A380s, which have been grounded since last week. A source close to Rolls said the firm had brought together experts from around the world to try to understand what had caused the incident. “The focus has been to understand the cause and the appropriate actions to take and the company has been getting on with that by working with its customers and the authorities,” the source added. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Rolls-Royce plays down fears over Airbus as finally speaks More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark whatsapp last_img read more

SBM Holdings Ltd ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSBM Holdings Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Presco Plc ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgPresco Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Presco Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I think these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could pay dividends again next year

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 As a result of Covid-19, the global economy has weakened substantially and several FTSE 100 components have suspended their dividend payments.Many people think Covid-19 will be contained in the next year in many parts of the West. That means there’s a decent chance dividends could return for many of the FTSE 100 companies that suspended them. If dividends even partially return, it would be welcome news for many shareholders. 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…Numerous pensioners depend on dividend stocks to pay their bills. A considerable percentage of investors also reinvest dividends into the market to potentially gain a higher return. Here are two stocks that I think will pay dividends again by 2021.  A leading emerging markets bankEarlier in the year, FTSE 100 component Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) suspended its dividend at the request of regulators concerned about Covid-19’s effect on liquidity in the market. Now that most analysts expect a Covid-19 vaccine to be approved in the West by next year, however, there is a pretty good probability the regulators will allow many British banks to restart their dividends again. Standard Chartered itself has been in decent shape. CEO Bill Winters recently said in a conference call, “I feel good about where Standard Chartered is six months into a global crisis. We’re profitable. We’ve got a strong capital position and are getting stronger.”Given its financial strength and forecasts, Standard Charted has said it would consider resuming shareholder returns next year. If Standard Chartered were allowed to pay a dividend, I think it could be pretty good news for the stock. The bank is currently trading at a fairly low valuation with a price-to-book ratio of around 0.32. Many analysts also think global growth could be rather strong next year as the world begins moving closer to normal. If Standard Chartered were to pay a dividend and the company does a good job riding economic tailwinds, I think the bank could potentially earn a higher P/B ratio. A leading FTSE 100 hotel chainLike Standard Chartered, fellow FTSE 100 component Intercontinental Hotels (LSE: IHG) suspended its dividend because of Covid-19. Given the pandemic lockdowns, fewer people have been traveling and the weaker travel numbers have led to lower occupancy rates for Intercontinental Hotels’ rooms. The lower occupancy numbers have caused IHG’s finances to weaken as well.Despite the difficult conditions, however, IHG reported positive free cash flow in the third quarter. The company also reported some encouraging trends, such as occupancy rising from 25% in Q2 to 44% in Q3. Another encouraging sign is that Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Greater China business has rebounded to near-normal levels rather quickly. China is one of the first countries to have successfully contained the coronavirus. Given the encouraging occupancy trends, I think there is a decent chance IHG restarts its dividend next year. Although IHG’s dividend next year might not be the same as it was pre-pandemic, I think it would nevertheless be a step in the right direction if it were to happen. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I think these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could pay dividends again next year Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended InterContinental Hotels Group and Standard Chartered. 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 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. Jay Yao | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE IHG STAN Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Rupeni Caucaunibuca looking slim, trim and determined at Northland

first_imgWednesday Oct 2, 2013 Rupeni Caucaunibuca looking slim, trim and determined at Northland As we reported a month back, former Auckland flyer Rupeni Caucau is back in New Zealand, plying his trade with Northland in the hopes of finding the form he showed in the early days. Total Rugby caught up with him for some insight into his world. Still regarded as one of the greats that failed to maintain his incredibly high standards, Caucau is back where it all began and looking in pretty good nick, despite being injured at the moment.In this player profile we hear from the man himself, as well as Northland head coach Derren Witcombe,  former Auckland hooker and teammate of Caucau’s when he first burst onto the scene.While there was speculation that he might be returning to France with Lyon, who are in search of an outside back, today it was confirmed that he is unavailable so they will have to look elsewhere.The former Agen and Toulouse winger played earlier in the ITM Cup season, scoring a couple of tries and combining well with Rene Ranger to set up a few, but unfortunately picked up an injury against North Harbour that has halted his progress somewhat.He’s more determined than ever though, saying that he wants to be a role model for the younger players, and of course wants to put his family in the best possible position for when he retires.“Now I have three kids. I’m working hard now before I retire, for their future. So when I finish, I have something for my kids, for my family,” he explained.Caucau admits that age isn’t on his side so it’s a bit of a struggle at times, but he says that he wants to show everyone that he’s still got it. We can’t wait.We’ll be archiving more Player Features such as this one over time. All feedback is welcomed. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Backs take over to perfectly execute genius lineout move

first_imgThursday Mar 14, 2019 Backs take over to perfectly execute genius lineout move The South Wales Wildcats scored this incredible try recently when they crammed a lineout with backs, setting up an outstanding score at Cardiff Arms Park. ADVERTISEMENTWe’ve seen many creative lineout moves attempted over the years but this is clearly one of the better ones, especially as it was perfectly executed and led to a try, from 50 metres out.The backs joined a lineout on the halfway line. In fact, it was only backs in the lineout, except for the hooker who threw it in. The first receiver caught a low ball only to flick it through his legs to the darting number ten (who was standing at nine), who shot away catching the Nationwide defence off guard.A nice beating of a man one on one was followed by a perfect offload in the tackle, and then a cheeky inside step from the tryscorer before he dived over for a memorable score.The players involved were Bradley Williams, Matthew Williams and Stefan Collins.Send us your best clips via social media or and we’ll share the best ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur , See it to Believe it Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

4 Views / AR Design Studio

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAR Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWinchesterHousesUnited KingdomPublished on March 03, 2014Cite: “4 Views / AR Design Studio” 03 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 4 Views / AR Design StudioSave this projectSave4 Views / AR Design Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 United Kingdom “COPY” Year:  2013 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of AR Design Studio+ 22 Sharecenter_img Year:  ArchDaily Projects Architects: AR Design Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Winchester, United Kingdom Photographs:  Courtesy of AR Design StudioSave this picture!Courtesy of AR Design Studio Save this picture!Courtesy of AR Design StudioSituated in a prominent location overlooking the city of Winchester and its beautiful surrounding countryside stands Four Views. This striking upside-down build contrasts with its conventional neighbours, displaying a flat overhanging roof, dark grey brick, cedar cladding and grey aluminium framed windows.Save this picture!First Floor PlanIn 2011, we were approached by a couple wishing to build a new house. They wanted a life experience to immerse themselves in, having recently lost a daughter; a project that would give them a positive focus and a fresh start for them and their family.Save this picture!Courtesy of AR Design StudioTaking responsibility for their brief very seriously, research into building a house that could help them move forward, heal and bring them happiness began. Through extensive research we found a wealth of information on the connection between good architecture and its positive effects on restoring health. We were given a ‘free hand’ with its design, around a wish for a garden within. Save this picture!Section AAThe conceptual drive behind his house was the principle of the 3 N’s: Nature, Natural light and Natural air.The form of the replacement house is defined by four interlocking boxes, the negative space at their centre forms a ‘Zen’ garden, with a single olive tree at its heart. This simple layout became the foundation on which the principles of the 3N’s could be built, allowing them to be incorporated into all aspects of the design.Save this picture!Courtesy of AR Design StudioA connection to nature has long been believed as good for one’s body and soul. This house connects with nature through three stunning, far reaching views of the South Downs. The long views inspiring the couple to look forward to the future, the courtyard giving space for inward private and reflective times. Subsequently, the house has become known as 4 Views.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe extensive glazing to walls, roof lights and open central garden allow natural light to flood the upper floor, giving a generous feeling of space. The skylights create an enchanting backdrop to the interior, the spaces constantly alive with light and shadow from passing clouds, providing a stimulating continual connection to the elements. Large sliding panels of glass to the primary elevation and courtyard ensure natural ventilation and also a free flow of natural fresh air.Save this picture!Courtesy of AR Design StudioThe bedrooms and snug are intentionally darker, giving a cosier retreat downstairs. Views from here frame the garden, contrasting the extended views from the first floor and in turn emphasising the ground floor as a private retreat for the family. Save this picture!Courtesy of AR Design StudioThe courtyard, large balcony and huge covered patio are all designed to offer healthy outdoor living options regardless of weather. The materials and fittings are simple and natural to evoke and promote a sense of calm. The cedar cladding cocoons the house internally and externally, and the delicate scent from this creates a beautiful tranquil place to live in.Project gallerySee allShow lessDawnTown – Architecture Ideas Competition: Alternative MobilitiesArchitecture NewsWhy Do Architects Keep Struggling to Get By?Architecture News Share “COPY” 4 Views / AR Design Studio Houseslast_img read more

Hofgut / Format Elf Architekten

first_img 2013 photographs:  Lothar ReichelPhotographs:  Lothar ReichelText description provided by the architects. German studio Format Elf Architekten has designed three holiday cottages for a resort in the Bavarian countryside that resemble archetypal pitched-roof barns. 
The owners of the Hofgut estate, which offers luxury accom- modation, dining and spa facilities, asked Format Elf Archi- tekten to create the houses for guests looking to stay for lon- ger periods than the existing facilities allowed.The three longhouses (langhäuser) provide more floor space and include a fully-equipped kitchen so guests can cook for themselves.
The houses are designed to evoke agricultural buildings ty- pical in the region and feature pitched roofs that create an archetypal silhouette, „like a kid would draw a house – as simple as it could get.“Save this picture!© Lothar ReichelBlack-stained timber used to clad the structures was chosen to enhance the connection to vernacular buildings and to help them blend in with the dark tones of the surrounding forest.„The silhouettes of the houses are reduced to their essence and have an iconic and sharp appearance,“ architect Stefan Hanninger told Dezeen. „The material of the facade is bla- ckened timber which creates a conceptual bridge to the old weather-beaten barn.“Save this picture!Floor PlanEach of the three buildings employs a similar aesthetic but is differentiated by details such as the arrangement of terraces and window openings that relate to their position on the es- tate.One of the houses is situated on the edge of a pond and fea- tures the lightest finishes and the most glazing.
Another cottage looks out across a sloping field and employs a muted palette of light brown, while the third building nest- led in a woodland clearing has a darker interior with solid materials to reflect its intimate location.Save this picture!© Lothar ReichelRecessed sections of the facades provide sheltered terraces, while protruding volumes with glazed surfaces contain win- dow seats that frame views of the landscape.
Inside the buildings, the pitched roofs create sloping ceilings above double-height living and dining areas.Separate structures inserted inside the simple shells rise to- ward the roofs to provide mezzanine levels that contain an extra bedroom, bathroom or dining space.
All three cottages are surrounded by outdoor areas with fire pits and two of them have bathtubs next to log-burning sto- ves in the living rooms.Save this picture!© Lothar ReichelThe bath in the third cottage is situated in the loft space, be- neath a skylight that enables the guest to look up at the stars while soaking in the tub.Project gallerySee allShow lessDesigning Invisible Architecture: Bird Hides by BiotopeArticlesTicollage City / Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014Architecture News Share Hofgut / Format Elf Architekten Year:  Germany Hofgut / Format Elf ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHofgut / Format Elf Architekten ArchDaily CopyHouses•Bad Birnbach, Germany Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Housescenter_img “COPY” “COPY” 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeFormat Elf ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBad BirnbachHousesGermanyPublished on July 23, 2014Cite: “Hofgut / Format Elf Architekten” 23 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Format Elf Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lothar Reichel+ 10 Sharelast_img read more

Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCasa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects 2015 Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Architects: Oficina Conceito Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Brazil CopyApartments•Porto Alegre, Brazilcenter_img Area:  748 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rodolpho Reis+ 56 Share Apartments Photographs Photographs:  Rodolpho Reis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Casa Vidro, Ceusa, Cimentíssimo, Ecotelhado, Engemix, Finestra, Hunter Douglas, NGK, Sincol, Sul Gesso, Suvinil, Viapol, Vidrotil, alvenaria de vedação, concreto armadoConstruction:MKS EMPREENDIMENTOSElectric Installation:T. Peres Instalações Equipe:Rafael Kopper, Anna Falkenberg Muller, Maurício Ambrosi Rissinger, Daniel Dagort Billig, Guilherme Nogueira e Tiago Scherer.Interiores:Rafael KopperCity:Porto AlegreCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rodolpho ReisText description provided by the architects. A residential avenue, built on lot 279 America Avenue, quiet and very green, the building Casa America is located in a mixed-used neighborhood in the city of Porto Alegre.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisThe program was largely developed due to the extremely small dimensions of the land, with only seven meters and seventy of frontage by thirty meters of depth, causing the structure of the building addorsed the two boundaries, and thus creating two large blind gables. The resulting lack of side windows also made two apartments delimited per floor, separated by a light well, avoiding large linear extensions without natural lighting and ventilation in a single unit. Another required condition resulting from the blind gables was to extend the full length of the facades, using frames in large format and railings in clear laminated glass. This frontal amplitude, beyond the scope to offset the deficit caused by the gables, It was also designed in a way that allows a better framework of the arboreal area from the resident’s perspective, thusly to find luxury in such a way of insight in nature, and not in ornamental exhibition.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisSave this picture!© Rodolpho ReisCasa America is a scaled-down building, but humane, loaded with sensoriality both externally and internally. The building has a reduced condominial area, with six floors where there are parking spaces, it also comes with a rooftop common area on the last floor and six residential units. These are divided by three types of typologies, with areas ranging between 72 and 115 square meters of private area and plants that allow different possibilities of internal layouts, it comes with just a bathroom and a toilet built internally. This choice is aimed to give its residents freedom to choose their apartment space, whether its internal layout, the number of bedrooms, or the dimensions of each environment, thus reflecting their life styles.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisThe project aims to respect the importance of the condominial areas on our daily routine, such areas often overlooked from the architectural point of view, and which comprises an important transition zone between the urban chaos and the coziness of our home. For this purpose we created the same sensorial identity starting from the facade throughout the condominial areas, garage, free movement access to the apartments and the vegetated rooftop terrace, using organic materiality with warm colors and artistic interventions to create energetic and warm intimacy. This energy created is intended not only to make the resident feel at home from only inside his home, but also from the moment you walk through the garage of the building. Hence the building’s name: House America.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisOn the facade, done with simple lines and neutral forms, you can find the contrast of the materiality, seeking for an aesthetic language that displays it in a harmonious way from the past to the present. The presence of rustic clay bricks expresses the idea of creating an atmosphere not only for comfort but also of nostalgia to the residents of the building and also it’s area, bringing us back to the construction techniques. As a counterpoint to the brick rusticity, a volume is designed slightly offset from black porcelain, together with the glass panel’s facade, explore and reveal the aesthetic differences of each material, offering a distinguished contrast of textures and reflections.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisCompensating for the lack of common equipment, for instance a ballroom or gym (spaces which are offered in abundance in the neighborhood where the building is located), a space for leisure and introspection was design on the top floor with a vegetated terrace with technology that does not require daily watering nor major maintenance, due to the continuous presence of water and nutrients in its base. This space, in addition to offering residents the opportunity to enjoy a full view of the city, it provides the surroundings of the neighbor’s buildings a nicer view when compared to conventional roofs, increasing the amount of green areas to their daily landscapes.Save this picture!© Rodolpho ReisProject gallerySee allShow lessPlastique Fantastique Wrap Inflatable Intervention around Historic Sculpture for Hel…Architecture NewsFive Projects Named Finalists for the 2016 International Highrise AwardArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Av. América, 279 – Floresta, Porto Alegre, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOficina Conceito ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsPorto AlegreBrazilPublished on September 16, 2016Cite: “Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura” [Edifício Casa América / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura] 16 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Three agencies to work on FSB’s launch campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 12 October 2006 | News Three agencies to work on FSB’s launch campaign 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Forster Company, Spencer du Bois, and AW Media have been taken on by the Fundraising Standards Board in a £250,000 campaign to raise public awareness of the initiative.The Forster Company will handle the FSB’s PR, AW Media will advise on the strategic planning, and Spencer du Bois will develop consumer communications and brand development.The self-regulatory scheme will launch in 2007. Advertisementcenter_img  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

IEG Legal Guide to Cause Marketing

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis IEG Legal Guide to Cause Marketing Howard Lake | 18 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

The Guide to New Trusts 2013/14

first_imgEntries include the following information:• Beneficial area• Contact details and preferred method of application• Trustee names• Funding areas considered and exclusions where known• Any information available on grant-making policies and practicesThe book includes informed analysis on the formation of these new trusts and offers advice on how to approach them and make an effective application.Presented and indexed clearly, this directory will help you to identify and locate the information you need quickly and easily.  58 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Books News 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  59 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guide to New Trusts 2013/14 [amzn_product_post]Get ahead of the game with this brand new resource. DSC adds to its stable of directories on trust funds by featuring around 100 newly-registered grant-making trusts.Registered in 2012 the trusts are analysed for their grant-making policies and practices, contact details, and areas that they will not consider. DSC applies its usual research rigour to bring you a clear picture of each trust fund. An invaluable tool for the professional fundraiser. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ag Community Wants EU Trade Tariffs Removed

first_img SHARE By NAFB News Service – Nov 18, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Community Wants EU Trade Tariffs Removed Ag Community Wants EU Trade Tariffs Removed America’s top agriculture commodity groups and trade associations sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer talking about European Union retaliatory tariffs on American goods.The groups, including Farmers for Free Trade, are asking Lighthizer to “deepen trade discussions” to help bring about World Trade Organization compliance and removal of the EU tariffs that target U.S. food and ag exports.On November 10, the EU imposed duties on certain cheeses, agricultural equipment, distilled spirits, potatoes, nuts, fruits, juices, chocolate, and ketchup.“Farmers are battling to stay above water and any new tariff in this time of crisis is a big concern,” said Brian Kuehl, co-executive director of Famers for Free Trade. “We know these tariffs are part of a long legal battle, but anytime farmers become collateral damage is unacceptable.”The letter says American farmers need stability, and that means predictable exports into markets like the European Union.The groups are urging this administration and the next one to double down on their effort to resolve this dispute in a manner that frees American farmers from harmful tariffs. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleWhat Trade Policy Could Look Like Under Biden AdministrationNext articleIndiana Farmers Getting More out of CFAP 2 and Moisture in the Forecast on the HAT Thursday Podcast NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Thousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rights

first_imgKimiya International talks about sex trafficking in DFW Katie Coleman Website| + posts Linkedin Katie Coleman printMen, women, and children of different backgrounds gathered in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse Saturday afternoon to participate in the Fort Worth faction of the Women’s March.One of the organizers, Ashley Paz, said she and her friends from the Fairmount neighborhood were planning to march in Dallas when they decided to create one for Fort Worth.Demonstrators seated in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse.“So it was like 20 people,” Paz said. “And then they found the national site, and they made the Facebook page, and they signed it up and it’s like everybody just came.”Sister marches to the Women’s March on Washington cropped up all over the country and in other parts of the world since the larger demonstration was announced in December.Organizers of the Women’s March have said they want elected leaders to know that they should protect the rights, health, and safety of everyone in the country — including women and marginalized groups who have felt threatened recently like the LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants, people of color, native people, and people with disabilities.One of the organizers, Ashley Paz, said she and her friends from Fairmount neighborhood were planning to march in Dallas when they decided to create one for Fort Worth.“So it was like 20 people,” Paz said. “And then they found the national site, and they made the Facebook page, and they signed it up and it’s like everybody just came.”A group of volunteers listen to instructions an hour before the marchTCU chaplain, the Rev. Angela Kaufman, arrived more than an hour early to volunteer as a crowd marshal.“The fact that we’re going to march here and not just in Austin or not just in Dallas talks about what we value as a Fort Worth community,” Kaufman said.Paz stressed to volunteers that this was a non-partisan march and everyone was welcome as long as they remained peaceful.Volunteer the Rev. Angela Kaufman helps control the crowd and tells marchers when it’s their turn to go.Voices from the crowdFriends Christy Hopkins and Rhonda Schmit brought their daughters.“I’m proud to see all these people here,” Schmit said, choking up and pointing to her daughter. “And I want her to see it.”Hopkins said this march was a source of comfort for her and her family, who moved from the Midwest 15 months ago.Christy Hopkins sits with her daughters and friends on the courthouse steps waiting for the march to begin.Hopkins said she regrets that not speaking up about her beliefs in an effort to fit in a new place, and from now on she is going to be okay with sticking out.“So going forward it’s like this is me, this is what I stand for,” Hopkins said. “I realize that’s not the majority here, but that’s okay. I’d rather people know me for how I stand about things than just simply be accepted.”Schmit said the march pushed her to get involved in local grass roots movements.“I don’t know if I can influence Washington, but I can influence where I live and my community,” Schmit said. “That’s where my goals are.”Married couple Bob and Theresa Ellis talked about their idea of government’s role in society.“I would like to encourage government to make a difference and to try to care for those who are least able to care for themselves,” Bob Ellis said.Bob and Theresa Ellis hold up their signs in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse before the march.His sign referenced a quote from the Bible’s book, Matthew.“We think the Bible is: you love God and you love other people,” Theresa said. “That’s the bottom line.”Paz said she was proud of how the march went.“This is not an event that is about elected officials, this is about the people,” Paz said. “And I feel like the people really owned this, and it’s special.” Katie Coleman is a senior in news and media studies. Facebook Fort Worth Zoo raises $90 million for new exhibits Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Parks department plans to restore neglected neighborhood Twitter Katie Coleman Katie Coleman Previous articleTCU misses shots and big opportunity in loss to No. 6 Baylor, 62-53Next articleGang evolution does not match common perceptions Katie Coleman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Fort Worth Muslim community seeks unity and outreach over fear ReddIt Katie Coleman Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

RSF decries Islamic State’s use of British journalist John Cantlie

first_img Receive email alerts News December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information December 9, 2016 RSF decries Islamic State’s use of British journalist John Cantlie The twelfth Islamic State propaganda video to use John Cantlie, it shows him on the streets of Mosul for eight minutes, commenting on the destruction of the city’s bridges and interviewing residents.He looks pale and emaciated in the footage, indicating that he has suffered a dramatic physical change since his last appearance in an IS video in July.“We roundly condemn this obscene use of British journalist John Cantlie in videos,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Islamic State has been using him for propaganda purposes in Syria and Iraq for the past two years. His detention and exploitation amount to unspeakable acts of torture. We urge the British government to do everything possible to obtain his release and get him home safely.”This is the third video with Cantlie to be published this year by IS media outlets such as Amaq and its Al-Hayat media centre. He has previously been filmed by IS cameramen in such Syrian and Iraqi cities as Aleppo, Kobani and Raqqa, as well as Mosul. Articles with his byline have also appeared in the magazine Dabiq and other IS print media.The former Sunday Times reporter was kidnapped near the Turkish border in northern Syria in November 2012 along with US video reporter James Foley, who was one of the three foreign journalists to be beheaded by IS. The others were US reporter Steven Sotloff and Japanese video journalist Kenji Goto.According to RSF’s tally, around 21 professional and non-professional journalists and media contributors are currently held hostage by IS in Iraq and Syria,Ranked 158th and 177th respectively in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Iraq and Syria are among the world’s deadliest countries for journalists. to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Hostages Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF_en center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Islamic State’s continuing exploitation of one of its hostages, British journalist John Cantlie, who looks extremely thin in a new video shot in the IS-controlled city of Mosul in northern Iraq that was posted on the jihadi group’s online TV channel Amaq yesterday. News Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Hostages © Mustafa Karali Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Molotov cocktail attack on news agency’s Gaza City bureau

first_img News News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on Palestine July 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Molotov cocktail attack on news agency’s Gaza City bureau Help by sharing this information center_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s attack on the Gaza City bureau of the independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an. Eye-witnesses said unidentified assailants threw three Molotov cocktails at its offices, starting a fire that caused little damage and no injuries.Police and security agents rushed quickly to the scene and began an investigation. But sources told Reporters Without Borders that nothing conclusive had been established.A Ma’an representative told the press freedom organization: “We have received phone calls threatening us or criticizing our work but this is the first time our bureau has been the target of something as serious as this. I don’t think there was a particular reason. We have always covered sensitive stories and our method of working has not changed. I suspect that a small armed group was responsible but we will see the results of the investigation.”Reporters Without Borders urges the Gaza authorities to establish the motive for attack, identify those responsible and bring them to justice. The Hamas government has a duty to ensure that journalists are safe and able to work in the Gaza Strip.Created in 2005 and headquartered in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Ma’an puts out news reports in Arabic, Hebrew and English. Its website is a good source of information for Palestinians and journalists following events in the Palestinian Territories. June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes to go further News News May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

More than 300 adults are still homeless in Limerick

first_imgGer Spillane of Focus IrelandTHE HOMELESS support agency, Focus Ireland Limerick is providing 180 homes in the region and has supported a record number of 122 people through its Preparation for Education and Employment (PETE) programme last year.Figures for May show that, not counting children, there are still 309 people homeless in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Focus Ireland Annual Report highlights the success of the Childers Road Family Initiative and ongoing progression from the PETE services locally.The Childers Road Family facility saw ten of the 30 families housed locally move into permanent accommodation in the six months of 2017.The organisation now provides 180 homes for men, women and children across the South-West and Mid-West.122 men and women accessed Focus Ireland PETE educational services in Limerick during 2017, with 38 accessing higher education and ten securing employment as a result.This year sees Focus Ireland mark twenty years of service provision in Limerick City and County.Focus Ireland Limerick Manager Ger Spillane is urging local people to get behind the organisation as the crisis bites. This follows a steady rise in the number of local people seeking help and a steep increase in those who are at serious risk of losing their homes.“We are playing our part to support people in housing need and those who are homeless here in Limerick. Our local staff also help keep people in their homes and prevent them from becoming homeless through our tenancy support and settlement service,” he explained.“We are in the middle of the worst homelessness crisis in living memory and it’s vital we speak about this and call for more to be done. However, it’s important to also speak about the success stories as these show homelessness can be ended. It also puts a human face to the dreadful figures”One young Limerick woman told how she battled through becoming homeless and how she later turned her life around with the help of Focus Ireland.Marie (21) said: “I was assisted by the Focus Ireland Limerick Youth Housing initiative, and they housed me for over a year. Focus Ireland made a huge difference to my life, and in time with their backing I was able to access Local Authority housing. The PETE educational support as provided by Focus Ireland made a huge difference too.“When I went into Focus Ireland, I was greeted by another human being.  There was a sense of belonging inside. (They said) we have plans for you. Keep doing what you have to do.  Keep turning up. Keep working.”Mr. Spillane highlighted the financial and human cost of homelessness as he said: “The financial cost of homelessness is enormous and growing but it is not the most significant cost. The most significant cost is to the people involved and to the fabric of our society.“The damage done to families and children will not just affect this generation but may have lifelong effects. It must not be allowed to continue.”“In recent months there has been a decline in the number of private rented/HAP properties on the market and in the number of social houses available. As a result people are finding it increasingly difficult to move out of homelessness. Focus Ireland is calling on the Government to take immediate action on three fronts,” he concluded. Email Print Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Advertisement WhatsApp Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Linkedin Twitter Facebookcenter_img Previous articleCool Kiely switches focus to CorkNext articleArty party goings on…. Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGScharityFocus IrelandhomelesshomelessnessHousinglimerick Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 NewsHousingMore than 300 adults are still homeless in LimerickBy Bernie English – July 20, 2018 2070 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Average Limerick city house prices rise 2.5% in past yearlast_img read more

International Summit at TES

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In Davis’ class are students from Guatemala, Vietnam, China, Azerbaijan, India and Saudi Arabia.Ayush Patel, India; Danny Truong, Vietnam; and Niky Li, China were all born in the United States. Alyssa Wallace, Azerbaijan, is adopted. Laila Alkolaibi, Saudi Arabia, is in the United States for a year while her mother attends Troy University. Amaila Felix, Guatemala, came to the United States when she was 6 years old.The six international students were the group leaders and researched their country of origin and presented information about the country to other students and parents who attended the summit. Published 10:18 pm Friday, October 1, 2010 By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author International Summit at TES By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Print Article “This was a good learning experience for all the students,” Davis said. “Many of our students don’t get a chance to travel a lot so this was an opportunity for them to learn what the world is like outside Troy.“The group leaders did a lot of work and learned a lot about their country in the process. All students learned about the different countries and the different cultures and about each other as well.”Davis said the most interesting aspect of the unit was the realization that in reality “children are just children.”“The children all get along so well,” she said. “It doesn’t matter to them which country they are from. They don’t even think about that.” Alyssa came to the United States when she was eight months old so the United States is the only home she has ever known.“I love it here,” she said. “Everyone is so nice. I am an American.”Amaila said she, too, likes living in America.“In Guatemala the women carry water on their heads and their babies on their backs,” she said and added with a smile that “I couldn’t do that.”Ayusha said that he’s an American and a true Southerner.“I speak country, y’all,” he said laughing. Danny Troung talks with his classmates about Vietnam during the ‘international summit’ held in Deb Davis’ classroom on Friday. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Troy Elementary School is not the most likely place to host an International Summit, but such an event was held Friday in Deb Davis’ third-grade class.Six students in Davis’ class have other countries as their native homes.“It’s unusual to have six international students in one class in rural Alabama,” Davis said. “So the International Summit was an opportunity for all the students to have a taste of the world. We are becoming international.” Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Fall bounty fills farmers market Peppers are seen at the Farmers Market. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning) The producers at the Pioneer Farmers Market in Troy… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/5

first_img Tags: Baseball/Boys Soccer/Carbon/Delta/Grand/Juab/Manti/Millard/Richfield/San Juan/Softball/South Sevier April 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/5 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Jager Springer and Tanner Gonder each scored as the Delta Rabbits blanked Juab 2-0 Thursday in Region 14 boys soccer action. Tristan Anderson earned the shutout for the Rabbits.Region 15MOAB, Utah-Jameson Hawks and Jaxen Saunders both scored as the Grand Red Devils doubled up Richfield 2-1 in Region 15 boys soccer action Thursday. Ry Hosmer scored in the loss for the Wildcats.Non-RegionMANTI, Utah-Aron Trejo and Jose Ramon each scored and the Millard Eagles doubled up Manti 2-1 Thursday in non-region boys soccer action. Julio Carrasco scored in the loss for the Templars.SoftballRegion 14PRICE, Utah-Kaytlyn Cripps posted three home runs, amassing 7 RBI overall as the Carbon Dinos blanked Delta 18-0 in Region 14 softball action Thursday.BaseballRegion 15MOAB, Utah-Brodee Tebbs posted 2 RBI and Easton Hunt earned the win on the mound as the South Sevier Rams downed Grand 4-1 Thursday in the first game of a Region 15 baseball doubleheader.MOAB, Utah-Bruin Meador tripled and Nick Downard added a double as the Grand Red Devils earned a Region 15 baseball doubleheader split with South Sevier, prevailing 8-3 in the nightcap Thursday. Hayden Payne doubled for the Rams in the loss.BLANDING, Utah-Emmitt Hafen and Jake Shepherd each doubled, helping the Richfield Wildcats to a 4-1 win over San Juan in the first game of a Region 15 baseball doubleheader Thursday.BLANDING, Utah-Baylr Eldredge doubled and the San Juan Broncos earned a Region 15 baseball doubleheader split with Richfield in a 9-8 win Thursday. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Utah Jazz Loses Bojan Bogdanovic To Season-Ending Wrist Injury; Walt Perrin To Be Hired By Knicks

first_imgMay 18, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Jazz Loses Bojan Bogdanovic To Season-Ending Wrist Injury; Walt Perrin To Be Hired By Knicks FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, per a report from ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, whenever the NBA’s season resumes, the Utah Jazz will have to do without one of their most important players.Wojnarowski confirmed that Jazz small forward Bojan Bogdanovic is lost for the season as he will undergo wrist surgery.Utah Jazz F Bojan Bogdanovic is undergoing season-ending surgery on his right wrist, sources tell ESPN. Full recovery expected for start of 2020-21 season. He’s averaged 20 points per game for Jazz, fourth-seed in West.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 18, 2020The 31-year-old Bosnian national, who is in his sixth season, was averaging a career-high 20.2 points for the 41-23 Jazz, who are presently No. 4 in the Western Conference standings.Bogdanovic also added 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for Utah in his first season with the Jazz.Bogdanovic was drafted in the 2011 NBA Draft with the No. 31 overall selection by the Miami Heat.He first played in the NBA for the Brooklyn Nets (2014-2016-17) and has also spent time with the Washington Wizards (2016-17) and Indiana Pacers (2017-19).He has averaged 14.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for his career.Bogdanovic will undergo this surgery Tuesday.Furthermore, The Athletic senior NBA writer Shams Charania confirms Jazz vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin will be hired by the New York Knicks to work in their front office.Perrin has been in this position for the Jazz since the 2008-09 season.Prior to this, Perrin worked as a scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves (1993-1995) and the Detroit Pistons (1995-2002).Charania confirmed that Perrin has been with the Jazz in various roles since 2002.Sources: The Knicks are finalizing hiring Jazz VP of Player Personnel Walt Perrin as assistant general manager as they reshuffle front office under Leon Rose. Perrin is a well-respected executive who has worked in Jazz organization for 19 years.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 18, 2020 Tags: Bojan Bogdanovic/Utah Jazz Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more


first_imgFuneral services took place July 27 for Evelyn Tripi, 82, of Union City. She passed away July 23. She was born in Jersey City and lived most of life in Union City. She was the owner of Evelyn’s Florist in Union City for many years. She was the wife of the late Salvatore Tripi and mother of William and the late Robert Tripi. She was also the grandmother of Heather, Shannon, John, Tiffany and Daniel Tripi as well as three great grandchildren.Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home, Union City.last_img read more

Stella Schwartz Wins Junior Miss Ocean City 2017 Title

first_imgStella Schwartz is crowned 2017 Junior Miss Ocean City by 2016 Junior Miss Ocean City Paige Aita. By Donald WittkowskiStella Schwartz, a 15-year-old high school sophomore who envisions herself performing on Broadway one day, was crowned Junior Miss Ocean City 2017 on Saturday night.Schwartz captured the pageant’s talent portion with a powerful vocal rendition of “Vanilla Ice Cream” that prompted shouts of “Stella, Stella” from the audience.She beat out 14 other contestants to win the 11th edition of the Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant. In addition to taking the talent contest, she was also the winner in the judges’ interview portion of the competition.“To be able to hold the crown on my head and represent Ocean City is indescribable,” she said.Schwartz waves to the audience at the William and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.A 10th grader at Ocean City High School, Schwartz is the daughter of Greta and Jeffrey Schwartz of Seaville. Her parents joined her on stage at the high school’s William and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center moments after she won the title.“I’m ecstatic and relieved,” Greta Schwartz said. “There was a lot of stress. I’m very proud of her.”Schwartz’s career ambitions include becoming a professional performer. She dreams of singing on a Broadway stage some day.“Every since I was a little girl, Broadway was my No. 1 goal,” she said. “Broadway is my No. 1 goal in life.”Selected as the pageant’s first runner-up was Maddyn Randazzo, 14. Second runner-up was Mary Grace Jamison, 14. Third runner-up was Avery Fritsch, 12, and fourth runner-up was Grace Webber, 15.Fifteen contestants vied for the crown of Junior Miss Ocean City 2017.Junior Miss Ocean City was the city’s third and final pageant this year. McKayla Perry was crowned Miss Ocean City 2017 and Charlotte Erickson won the Little Miss Ocean City 2017 title over the summer.The Junior Miss pageant is open to girls between the ages of 12 and 15. They compete in the categories of talent, poise and composure, the judges’ interview and an on-stage question. Contestants vied for more than $3,400 in scholarship money and awards.Schwartz was crowned by Junior Miss Ocean City 2016 Paige Aita. A retrospective slide and video show of Aita’s one-year reign was part of the pageant ceremonies Saturday night. In her farewell appearance, Aita was awarded an honorary key to the city.As the newly crowned Junior Miss Ocean City, Schwartz will now take on the duties of ambassador for the city. Along with the other pageant winners, she will make publicity appearances at parades, contests and other special events.“In essence, they’re a valuable form of promotion for us,” said Mark Soifer, the city’s public relations director. “They have two purposes: They help us run the events and they help us promote the events.”Soifer, 84, who is retiring at year’s end after a 45-year career as Ocean City’s publicity chief, was honored during the pageant Saturday night.Miss Ocean City McKayla Perry, Little Miss Ocean City Charlotte Erickson and newly crowned Junior Miss Ocean City Stella Schwartz celebrate together.last_img read more

Bakels builds on added-value range of ’healthy’ goods

first_imgIngredients supplier Bakels is launching a range of healthy products, including an Omega 3 patent-pending paste, which it says is unique on the market.Following the success of its Low GI bread mix, currently selling the equivalent of one million 800g loaves a month, MD Paul Morrow said the company was building its added-value health range.He told British Baker that Nutro-mega is a relatively ’cheap’ and ’effective way’ of adding Omega 3 marine oil to bakery products, costing around 7p to add 2% to a 400g loaf of bread. Bakers using the mix at the recommeded percentage can legally claim a two to three-slice portion “helps maintain a healthy heart”.The launch is part of a series of new healthy bread products from Bakels. Legally Low, a powdered improver, which is low in salt, sugar and fat, has been developed and is aimed particularly at public institutions. “If bakers use this product then they can legally claim that goods are low in sodium, sugar, fat and saturated fat,” said Morrow.Other new products include Oat Mix, enriched with beta glucan, and a Country Oven Low Gi pre-mix, which is baked in trays and then made into slices, with a GI rating in the mid-30s.Morrow added: “If products taste good and have added health benefits, it gives bakers an opportunity to increase their margins.”last_img read more

Gluten-free brand signs deal with Asda

first_imgSix products from chilled gluten-free brand NO.G will be launched in up to 245 stores Asda this week. The launch will be backed with an introductory price of £2 and a promotional tour of selected stores across the country.The custom built NO.G van – a converted 1957 2CV horsebox – will visit a number of stores giving out free samples to customers as well as more information on the brand.The NO.G range includes pies (chicken, bacon and leek, steak and ale, vegetable), Quiche Lorraine, cheese and onion quiche and crustless garden veg and Feta quiche.NO.G – certified gluten free by Coeliac UK – was launched in April 2014 by Nottingham-based Riverside Bakery. The range is also stocked by Ocado and Sainsbury’s.NO.G brand manager Sam Benjamin said: “More and more people are looking for interesting and delicious free from products. Customers love the high quality and great taste of our products and the fact that you don’t have to be a coeliac to enjoy them.”last_img read more

A splash with the spleen

first_imgThe Harvard takeoff uses the same music to ask “What Does the Spleen Do?” and speculates, through similar dance numbers and equally absurd lyrics, about the possibilities: secret male uterus, backup tongue, vestigial fin.“The Spleen” was created by a team that involved dozens of members of the second-year class in front of and behind the camera, Rome said. The spleen was selected because it’s a major organ whose functions — filtering the blood, among others — are a mystery to a lot of people.The video was created for 107th annual second-year show, which ran for three nights in December. After the show, Rome said, the creators posted the video online. Though participants mentioned the video to family and friends over Facebook, there was no effort to garner publicity. Despite that, within five days, the video had a million hits.Though dozens of students were involved, the video’s core team was Rome, Will Lewis, Lydia Flier, Eddie Grom, Ariana Metchik-Gaddis, Richard Ngo, Lenka Ilcisin, and Emily Simons, contributing writing, editing, filming, choreography, and costume design.Rome joined “The Spleen” project after helping out on a previous video, called “The Gunner Song,” a takeoff of 2012’s “Thrift Shop,” poking fun at overachieving students at HMS and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The videos, Rome said, are a lot of work, but they’re also a lot of fun and allow members of the class to interact in a different way.“It’s such a fun project,” Rome said. “The best part is to work with so many members of the class. It was a blast.” <a href=”” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Who knew the spleen was so funny? And popular?A parody video by a group of Harvard Medical School students went viral in December, garnering a million YouTube hits in just five days and surpassing 1.7 million since.The video’s creators were astounded at its popularity, according to Ben Rome, a second-year student who filmed and edited the video. Rather than just basking in their 15 minutes of fame, however, the students are trying leverage the video’s popularity for a good cause: science education. They launched the HMS/HSDM Organ Challenge, a contest for primary and secondary school students to create a music video highlighting one of the body’s organs.The challenge, launched this month, runs through March 15. Entries will be posted online and judged by members of the second-year class, Rome said. Entrants will be judged according to accuracy and originality, not production values, so students, teachers, and families don’t need to spend a lot of money to win.“Technology today is so easy and accessible, you can make a video on your smartphone,” Rome said.The HMS student video “What Does the Spleen Do?” is a takeoff of last year’s “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?),” which itself was a music parody by a pair of Norwegian comedians, part of the comedy group Ylvis. The slickly produced original discusses animal sounds and the mystery of fox sounds, setting a catchy beat against simple and absurd lyrics. The video went viral, getting hundreds of millions of hits on YouTube.last_img read more

Sheriff Reports Uptick In Stolen Yard Signs, Warning Of Criminal Reparations

first_imgWNY News Now File Image.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that stealing political yard signs is a crime in New York State.In a statement to the media, Sheriff Jim Quattrone says so far this election season there have been several reports of stolen yard signs throughout the county.The Sheriff says that taking political signs is not only a crime, it can also considered suppressing free speech, a violation of the U.S. Constitution.“As Election Day approaches there will likely be an increase in signs being put out,” said Quattrone. “Anyone taking a sign without permission could be subject to criminal charges.” Specifically, Republican District Attorney candidate Jason Schmidt reports on his Facebook page that some of his political signs have been taken.In the post, Schmidt says signs along Central Avenue in Fredonia first went missing last Saturday.The Sheriff’s Office says residents that believe a sign is hindering visibility of traffic, or if a sign is illegally placed, residents should call the municipality where the sign is located. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Georgia Greenspace

first_imgThe GGP is a voluntary, noncompetitive, county-based program. It provides for awards of formula grants to eligible counties if they develop and implement plans to permanently protect at least 20 percent of the county’s geographic area as undeveloped green space that furthers one or more of the GGP goals.Any Georgia county can submit a greenspace program for approval if its population is at least 60,000 or its growth at least 800 people per year. A list of participating counties is on the GGP Web page ( your county has already qualified and applied for GGP funding, you can still get involved. There has to be a Greenspace committee. And while the membership varies, it usually includes interested citizens. All meetings should be open to the public, too.As the state’s population increases, so do the demands on our natural resources. We can’t assume there will always be good water quality. We must take steps to ensure it.Water quality and conservation are critical issues for everyone in Georgia. Active involvement of volunteers will be necessary to ensure sustainable growth and a high quality of life. Get involved, and enjoy improving your community. Protect water quality for rivers, streams and lakes.Protect against floods.Protect wetlands.Reduce erosion by protecting steep slopes, areas with erodible soils and stream banks.Protect riparian buffers and other areas such as marsh hammocks that serve as natural habitats and corridors for native plants and animals.Protect scenic views.Protect archaeological and historic resources.Provide for recreation in the form of boating, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, running, jogging, biking, walking, skating, birding, riding horses, observing or photographing nature, picnicking or just playing.Connect existing or planned areas contributing to the goals. The Georgia Greenspace Program was created by the legislature in 2000. The state Department of Natural Resources adopted the Georgia Greenspace Administrative Rules on July 26, 2000.The final rules for the GGP help guide the DNR, Georgia Greenspace Commission and the counties, cities and towns eligible to take part in the program.This is a great program. It can help us make sure we retain enough green space to protect out natural resources. Of the nine goals of the program, five affect water quality.Greenspace as a single word is a new term. Mostly, it refers to permanently protected land and water, including farm and forested land, whose development rights have been severed from the property.The land must be in its undeveloped, natural state or developed only to the extent consistent, or restored to the extent needed, to meet one or more of the GGP goals to:last_img read more

Service Fully Restored on Long Island Rail Road

first_imgCrews had been working since Saturday’s blizzard to have the railroad fully operational by the beginning of the week.Rail yards were buried in two feet of snow and tracks were blanketed in mounds of white stuff due to the powerful Nor’easter that rolled in on Saturday. On Sunday, officials said they were hoping to have full service restored by Monday morning. But five branches remained closed Monday and only one other line was restored in time for riders to head back to the Island for the evening commute.Nowakowski said thousands of railroad employees had been working to clear snow and repair damaged equipment.“I thank them all for a job well done fighting a snowstorm that hit us harder than expected,” Nowakowski said.The delays Nowakowski had warned riders about materialized early Tuesday morning. There were scattered delays of up to 10 minutes due to ongoing effects from the storm, the LIRR said.About an hour later, however, service was running on or close to schedule. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Relief finally came to Long Island Rail Road riders Tuesday as the railroad returned to full service following a headache-filled commute a day earlier.All LIRR branches were fully restored in time for Tuesday morning’s commute, railroad officials said. The restoration of service comes one day after riders were forced to deal with cancellations, delays, and packed trains following this weekend’s blizzard.“We expect to have all segments of all branches operating Tuesday morning, but customers should allow extra travel time and check for the potential for weather-related delays before traveling,” LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski said in a statement.last_img read more

Five steps to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in the product lifecycle

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img As a credit union community, the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion speak to our very mission. From the beginning, credit unions have been called to serve all members regardless of gender, race, age, cultural background, education, disability or financial means.Credit unions across our industry are working to reimagine product development and implementation processes to ensure a more inclusive experience for members. It is not necessarily a simple journey. How exactly do we ensure that the products and services we offer equitably serve all members?We would like to offer five recommendations based on the work of our own company and what we have learned from the efforts of our client credit unions.last_img read more

Serious H1N1 cases in Canadian Inuits raise concern

first_imgEditor’s note: CIDRAP News learned on Jun 10 that some of the Canadian indigenous groups that have been hit by serious cases of H1N1 influenza are not Inuit, but rather are among the groups known in Canada as First Nations or aboriginals. In particular, a Canwest News Service report referred to hundreds of cases and 20 hospitalizations at St. Theresa Point, a First Nation in northern Manitoba. Jun 9, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – An official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said today that health experts are closely monitoring novel H1N1 influenza infections in Canada’s Inuit populations, following reports that the communities are seeing more than their share of severe cases.Keiji Fukuda, MD, told reporters at a press briefing, “We can say now that we know a larger number than expected of young Inuit people developed serious illnesses and had to get hospitalized.”He added that the WHO doesn’t know if the trend is linked to socioeconomic factors, genetic factors, or chronic underlying diseases, and commented that Inuit groups were hit hard in some earlier pandemics. Fukuda is the WHO’s assistant director-general for health security and the environment.Yesterday, Joel Kettner, MD, Manitoba’s chief medical officer, told reporters that 26 people were being treated in intensive care units for suspected novel influenza infections, which is unusual for an influenza outbreak, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported. He said more than half of the patients are of aboriginal descent, with an average age of 35.Manitoba’s health department said in a statement yesterday that 15 extra ventilators have arrived at the province’s ICUs and that the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is helping the departments prioritize patients and was considering deferring non-urgent surgical procedures that would normally require use of the units.As of yesterday, Manitoba said it had confirmed 40 novel flu cases in 6 of its 11 health regions.Meanwhile, health officials in Canada’s Nunavut territory today said the number of confirmed novel flu cases has jumped from 25 to 53, with six patients in the hospital, the CBC reported. Nunavut’s population is primarily Inuit.Donald R. Olson, MPH, research director for the International Society for Disease Surveillance, based in New York City, told CIDRAP News that the severe cases in Canada’s Inuit populations are puzzling. However, he added that among remote populations, the 1918 pandemic influenza was more severe and didn’t follow the age patterns seen in the rest of the world.”Inuit groups didn’t show the same apparent sparing of the elderly, so possibly the older proportion of the population had not been exposed” to previous viruses related to the pandemic strain, he said.The medical literature tells of “flu orphans” from remote Alaskan villages who survived the 1918-19 pandemic, though their parents and grandparents died, presumably because they had not been exposed to earlier H1-like viruses.In 2006 at a state summit in Alaska, former US Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt described the impact of the 1918 pandemic virus on Alaska’s native populations. “The Alaska native population in Nome was decimated—176 of the 300 Alaska Natives in the region died,” he said in comments posted on the HHS pandemic flu Web site. “The pandemic swept through communities, killing whole villages.”Preexisting health conditions may also have contributed to the severity of the 1918 pandemic in Inuit populations, which also had high tuberculosis rates in the early 20th century, Olson said.Officials don’t know if higher rates of chronic illnesses in today’s Inuit populations are playing a role in the high number of severe cases. However, Health Canada reports that when compared to the rest of the nation, First Nations and Inuit people have 1.5 times the rate of heart disease, 3 to 5 times the rate of type 2 diabetes, and 8 to 10 times the rate of tuberculosis infection.Yesterday, an Australian health expert from Darwin warned that the country’s indigenous populations might be at greater risk for novel H1N1 infections.Besides citing lack of exposure to similar virus and underlying conditions as possible risk factors, experts have also theorized that remote populations might have a genetic predisposition that makes them more susceptible to the virus, Olson said. But he expressed doubt that the factor is playing a role in Canada’s current outbreak.The signals coming out of Canada are worrying, he said. “The less developed world may have a terrible experience with this, though there is a lot of coughing and sneezing in the rest of the world,” Olson said.Danuta Skowronski, MD, a physician and epidemiologist at the University of British Columbia, told CIDRAP News that over the past few years, circulation of seasonal H1N1 viruses in North America has been patchy, and people in remote communities are likely to have had less exposure to the viruses than have people living in urban settings.There’s still much that researchers don’t know about possible cross-protection against the novel H1N1 virus from exposure to previous H1N1 strains, she said. Though researchers have identified antibody markers and determined that seasonal vaccination offers little protection, they still haven’t gauged the cell-mediated response—which can offer protection during severe infections—afforded by exposure to previous H1N1 strains, Skowronski added.Public health officials will also be looking for environmental factors that might be contributing to the infections in the First Nations and Inuit groups, she said. For example, large numbers of people living in one household may have greater exposure to the virus. “This all needs to be assessed, because we’re picking up possible signals of concern,” Skowronski said.See also:Jun 8 Manitoba press releaseHealth Canada disease and health condition statisticsAhmed R, Oldstone MBA, Palese P. Protective immunity and susceptibility to infectious diseases: lessons from the 1918 influenza pandemic. Nature Immunol 2007 Nov;18(11):1188-93 [Abstract]last_img read more

Willian speaks out on Chelsea future amid transfer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal

first_imgWillian speaks out on Chelsea future amid transfer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal Willian scored in Chelsea’s win over Man City (Picture: Getty)Chelsea are now firmly in the driving seat when it comes to qualifying for Champions League football and opened up a five-point gap between them and United.Despite the huge win, Frank Lampard warned his players the fight wasn’t over with seven games left to play.‘It’s a big three points for us, but we’re in a battle here,’ the Chelsea coach said.‘It’s not going to be decided by that game. It’s a nice result that will give us confidence, but the consistency that we produce to the end of the season is what will define us this year if we are to get the finish we want to have.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’m not getting carried away. We can get better. We can be better on the ball.‘We can have more possession. It’s one of the only games in which we didn’t have the lion’s share of possession but we have to accept that tonight and be happy with the result.‘We had to work a lot off the ball, as you do with Pep Guardiola teams and Manchester City. ‘The way the lads showed the work ethic and focus throughout the game, how dangerous we were; we had the better chances in the game.’ Frank Lampard congratulates Liverpool on league winTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:20FullscreenFrank Lampard congratulates Liverpool on league win is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Frank Leboeuf reserves special praise for ‘fantastic’ Christian Pulisic after Chelsea beat Manchester CityMORE: Manchester United make contact with former Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga over shock transfer moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentcenter_img Coral BarryFriday 26 Jun 2020 6:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Willian’s deal expires soon (Picture: Getty)Willian has suggested he could yet stay at Chelsea after attracting transfer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.The Brazilian appeared certain to leave when his contract expires at the end of the 2019/20 season and several of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals are vying to secure his signature.But after agreeing a short-term deal to see out the remainder of the campaign with Chelsea, Willian hinted he could stay at Stamford Bridge.‘I want to finish the season well if I go, or maybe I can stay,’ he told the club website after Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t know but what I want now is to play well and for Chelsea to finish in the top four.’AdvertisementAdvertisementHe added: ‘We know teams that come from behind want to win to go in the top four as well so we have to do our job.’Willian scored a crucial penalty against City on Thursday to make sure of three vital points. Advertisementlast_img read more

Perth’s Brisbane Hotel hits the market

first_imgDon’t let the name fool you. The Brisbane Hotel might be on Brisbane St, but it’s most definitely in Perth and it’s most definitely for sale.The well-known Perth watering hole on the corner of Beaufort St in Highgate on Perth’s city fringe will be sold after undergoing significant renovations in recent years.The double-storey hotel includes ground level bars, a restaurant and beer garden, with a function room and office on the upper level.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoRead the full story on Commercial Newslast_img read more

Gold Coast beachside shack to go under the hammer after 46 years with one owner

first_imgRay White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald outside 20 Riviera Rd, Miami. Picture: Jerad WilliamsA GOLD Coast beachside shack, on the market after 46 years with one owner, is expected to fetch a seven-digit dollar figure at auction next month.The home is likely to attract plenty of buyer interest and a high sale price – given that it’s now almost impossible to find a house east of the Gold Coast Highway for less than a $1 million.Ray White Broadbeach marketing agent Troy Fitzgerald, who is taking the Miami property to auction on April 1, said the suburb was “a little bit understated”.“That pocket has got a lot of growth still,” he said. “It is the first of that type of property to be on the market in years, and it’s going to set a bit of a benchmark on other properties in the area.”The two-bedroom Miami shack hasn’t changed much. This was taken around 1971 when Gweneth and George Dean bought the property. Her children in the photo are now 50 and 52.Brisbane-based vendors Gweneth and George Dean bought the Miami property in 1971 for just $6500.“We had always holidayed in Burleigh Heads and we had another holiday house there,” 80-year-old Mrs Dean said.“During the 1971 Christmas break I happened to see a property in Riviera Rd, Miami, advertised for $6500 which I felt was worth investigating.” 20 Riviera Rd, Miami.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Dean said the family used to visit Burleigh Heads fortnightly and were initially attracted to the vibe of the area.“Burleigh was always a very family orientated area,” she said.“It got to a stage where we looked upon ourselves as being half local. You knew every second person you’d meet along the street.”But she said the demographic had now changed with new developments and a younger crowd moving in.“It’s now probably more tourist orientated and there’s very few of the older residents left.” she said.20 Riviera Rd, Miami in the 1970s.Since they bought 20 Riviera Rd, the Deans have only painted the property.“The last (and current) tenancy contract was signed in 2000 and although there were occasional changes of individuals the present tenant has been there since 2004,” Ms Dean said.“We have never lost a week’s rent in that time.”Mrs Dean acknowledged the property might be snapped up by developers due to its medium-density zoning and proximity to the beach.“We assumed that might happen and that’s one of the reasons we didn’t do a lot of work on it,” she said.What else you could buy in 1971?23 inch TV, $20Vegemite 4oz, 22c (113 grams)Fridge, $39Lip stick, 69cAjax washing power 20oz, 39c (566g)1964 Holden Station Wagon, $1045 20 Riviera Rd, Miami.The 536sq m block, just 200m from the beach, included an old two-bedroom weatherboard house which was built in the 1930s.“We bought it purely as an investment as we used the Burleigh house whenever we were down,” Mrs Dean said.“The area was very quiet. The house was called ‘Tween Hills’ as it was directly ‘between the hills’ of North Burleigh and Miami/ Nobby.”Highly sought-after Riviera Rd is a mix of unit blocks and luxury homes including the highest-seller – a four-bedroom home at No. 13. Riviera connects the Gold Coast Highway with popular Marine Pde.last_img read more

Aussie war hero’s Nudgee home hits the market

first_imgThe property is listed for sale with Pat Barrett of Barrett Property Sales.The Courier-Mail named Keighran as one of Queensland’s most inspirational people in 2016. Keighran was inspired by his grandfather, a World War II veteran, to join the army at just 17. He served his country for 11 years and was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2012 for action in Afghanistan in 2010.Today he is a consultant with Channel 7 and a Brand Ambassador with Australian Defence Apparel (ADA). The kitchen comes complete with pendent lighting, stone benchtops, ample storage, including a double door pantry and stainless steel appliances, including twin drawer dishwasher and gas cooktop.The couple purchased the home in 2014 for $590,000, according to CoreLogic and have it listed for sale with Pat Barrett of Barrett Property Sales for offers over $650,000. Owned by Victoria Cross recipient Daniel Keighan and his wife Kathryn, the low-set four-bedroom home is only eight years old.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoAnother zone ideal for relaxing is the airconditioned master bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite featuring a double shower wit frameless glass and a his-and-her vanity.They haven’t skimped on the kitchen fit-out, with pendent lighting, stone benchtops, ample storage, including a double door pantry and stainless steel appliances, including twin drawer dishwasher and gas cooktop. One of the standout features is an outdoor entertaining area with pool, water feature and Bali-inspired pool cabana.The home ticks a lot of sustainability boxes, with three x 1500 litre water tanks and pumps and solar power.Other features at the fully fenced property include security screens and doors, remote access double lockup garage, separate laundry and NBN ready.center_img Corporal Mark Donaldson VC, takes a phone photo of fellow VC recipient Corporal Daniel Keighran and wife Kathryn at Walker’s Ridge. Picture: David Caird.AUSSIE war hero and Victoria Cross recipient Daniel Keighran and his wife Kathryn have listed their four-bedroom Nudgee home for sale. Aussie war hero and Victoria Cross recipient Daniel Keighran. Photo: Claudia Baxter.One of its standout features is the rear relaxation zone, featuring a tiled and covered outdoor entertaining area and Bali-inspired cabana overlooking the pool and its feature waterfall.last_img read more

John Roughan: Why the ‘health approach’ to marijuana won’t work

first_imgNZ Herald 5 May 2019Family First Comment: Well said by John Roughan“By the time we come to the referendum we might be seeing what the “health approach” to methamphetamine and other drugs really means. It means implied approval, causing increased use and public liability for addiction. At that point we might decide the criminal law gives the best, cheapest and healthiest message after all.”#saynopetodopeCampaigners for legalising marijuana used to be amiable libertarians who asked for nothing more than the right to grow or buy their drug of choice and the freedom to smoke it without risk of prosecution as drinkers of alcohol can do.Anyone who thinks that is all they will be voting for at a referendum next year is going to be surprised when the Government announces some details of what is proposed, possibly today.The people who have been leading the campaign to legalise marijuana in recent years are definitely not libertarians. They probably don’t even smoke pot or anything else.They are puritans who regard all pleasurable drugs as a problem demanding tighter regulation and much more health treatment.The reason they give for wanting to decriminalise marijuana is that they believe the criminal law has failed to stamp it out and merely discouraged users from seeking the treatment they need.But just quietly, they are also excited by the prospect of designing a regulatory regime that may be applied to all drugs, especially alcohol. A “model drug law” it was called in a report produced by the NZ Drug Foundation for the 2017 election.It will be interesting to see how much of that report’s proposals have been adopted in the regime the Government will put to the referendum. One News has had a tip that a minimum purchasing age of 20 will be set for legalised marijuana.That, of course, was the age public health professors urged Parliament to set for alcohol when they attempted to reduce its availability in 2010. They have never accepted that defeat and will try again at some stage with a new Parliament.The Drug Foundation’s “model law” for marijuana goes much further than any restrictions the public health professors proposed to the previous Government for alcohol. Licensed outlets would be more strictly limited and be “as uninteresting as possible”.READ MORE: read more

3 soldiers killed, 4 others wounded in Negros clash

first_imgA Lieutenant and a soldier died during the fiercefirefight while another expired while being evacuated. Military choppers weresent to evacuate the wounded soldiers who are now recuperating in a hospital inthis capital city. Their names were still withheld as of this writing. Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigadecommander, said troops of the 94th Infantry Battalion were closing in on theNPA terrorists, following reports of extortion activities in the said village,when an improvised explosive device detonated, inflicting immediate casualtiesamong the soldiers, followed by a firefight. “We express our deepest sympathy to the families ofour hero-soldiers who died fighting for the peace in Negros Island,” saidPasaporte. BACOLOD City – Three soldiers were killed and fourothers were wounded in an encounter with suspected News People’s Army (NPA)rebels yesterday morning in Barangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City, NegrosOccidental. center_img He added that the Army will heighten its operationsto capture the NPA terrorists and stop them from sowing fear in thecommunities./PN “The soldiers are still pursuing the NPAs who wereseen dragging their dead and wounded comrades,” said Pasaporte, adding thetroops were deployed in the area to conductsecurity patrol during the distribution of the government’s social ameliorationprogram.  last_img read more

Worker Safety in Grain Facilities

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — As local farm workers prepare for this year’s harvest, the Indiana Department of Labor reminds employers and employees about grain handling facility hazards and how to prevent occupational injuries and fatalities.On July 10, 2014 a 9-year-old boy died after falling into a grain bin in Lancaster, Wis., underscoring the dangerous conditions of grain facilities. In June 2013 a Hoosier farm worker in LaPorte County was killed in a grain bin accident.Grain bins across the U.S. have killed more than 180 people and injured more than 675 since 1980. Grain dust is highly flammable and is the number one cause of grain bin explosions.“The safety of our farm workers is of paramount importance to our Indiana agriculture industry,” said Commissioner Rick J. Ruble. “Grain handling facilities are extremely dangerous, and workers must recognize the dangers and take all necessary precautions.”Employees working in or near grain handling facilities should never work alone because they are exposed to significant occupational safety and health hazards including falls, electrocution, engulfment, auger entanglement and dust explosions. Working with a partner ensures help is always nearby.Additionally, employers and employees can reduce the likelihood of worker injury, illness or death by taking the following precautions:Prevent falls: Provide all employees with a body harness and lifeline, or a boatswains chair, and ensure it is properly secured before entering a grain bin. Prevent dust explosions: Prior to entry, test the air within a bin or silo for the presence of combustible and toxic gases and make sure there is sufficient oxygen for safe entry.Employers and employees are strongly encouraged to learn about safe grain handling procedures and take the necessary precautions. To learn more about safe grain handling practices click here. Prevent electrocution and auger entanglement: Before grain bin or silo entry, shut down and lock out all equipment power sources. Station an observer outside the bin or silo to continuously monitor and track the employee inside the bin.center_img Prevent engulfment: Prohibit employees from walking-down the grain or using similar practices to make the grain flow. Prohibit entry into bins or silos underneath a bridging condition or where there is a build-up of grain products on side walls that could shift and bury a worker.last_img read more

Benteke backed to find form

first_img The striker has bagged just two Barclays Premier League goals this term after returning from a ruptured Achilles in October. Villa host Chelsea on Saturday having failed to score in 10 hours and 12 minutes in the league – since Benteke netted against Manchester United in December. “I’m pretty sure he is probably getting advice from every quarter, I have spoken to him and I’m sure his parents, agent and all those sort of people have. “He is a young guy and has only been in this country for three years. The big thing was the impact he made here at the beginning of his career. It was so big and the spotlight was on him so when he hits a drop it’s more noticeable. “We have to protect him as well and watch him. He will come back stronger, I have no doubt whatsoever. “If he can get back to the heights where he was before he can be unplayable.” Christian Benteke has been watching video nasties after Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert revealed they have gone back to basics to revive his season. Press Association But the striker has struggled since and has been studying videos with the Villa coaching staff of where he can improve in a bid to rescue his form. Lambert said: “He has looked at them himself, it’s not something which has gone unnoticed by anyone. We look at them and show him things. It will make him stronger. “He is not naive, he knows what’s going on. The big thing is to help him and help the team get him back to where he was. “He could well be (watching videos at home), but we have sat with him as staff and showed him things he can improve on.” Villa tried to sign Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert on deadline day, only for the 32-year-old to stay at Anfield. Villa boss Lambert is unlikely to rest Benteke against Chelsea but was keen to bring another striker in to ease the burden. “If I bought another striker in the window I could play with two up front and take the spotlight off him,” he said. “He knows himself things aren’t going his way but the club, his team-mates and staff will try everything they can do to help him. last_img read more

South Florida turtle dies after eating 104 pieces of plastic

first_imgA reminder to Floridians to think of the turtles!Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton posted a photo on Facebook Tuesday showing a tiny turtle that had eaten 104 pieces of plastic and tragically passed away.In the picture, the small chunks of plastic are lined up next to the turtle.Gumbo Limbo said this time of year is known as “washback” season, meaning turtles that have ventured out to sea are starting to wash back up along our coast.The nature center said 100 percent of washback turtles that have plastic in their intestinal tracts don’t survive, like the turtle in the Facebook post.“This is a sad reminder that we all need to do our part to keep our oceans plastic free,” Gumbo Limbo wrote.last_img read more

FIFPro seeks Guerrero WC reprieve

first_imgRio de Janeiro, May 21: World football players union FIFPro has asked FIFA to allow Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to play in the World Cup despite a doping ban.Guerrero, who tested positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine last October, had his six-month ban extended to 14 months last week following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency.In a social media post, FIFPro said it hoped “for a breakthrough in the next 24-48 hours.”Last Monday’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rules the 34-year-old Flamengo striker out of the World Cup in Russia, which starts on June 14.Peru qualified for the tournament for the first time in 36 years by beating New Zealand in an inter-continental playoff last November.Guerrero, who says he unwittingly consumed the substance in contaminated tea, has said his lawyers are “considering all options” to contest the CAS decision and clear his name.FIFPro last week described the ruling as disproportionate and inconsistent with the facts presented during the case. IANSlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— The Twins regained their power stroke as Jake Cave hit a grand slam and Nelson Cruz homered twice in a 14-2 assault on the White Sox. Cruz added two doubles and drove in seven runs for the reigning AL Central champion Twins, who set a major league record for home runs last year. Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) allowed two runs and struck out six in five innings to win his Minnesota debut.— Kevin Kiermaier’s first hit of the season was a two-run triple in the 10th inning that gave the Rays a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays. The Rays scored twice in the ninth to force extra innings, then fell behind again 5-4 when Blue Jays pinch-runner Santiago Espinal stole third base and scored on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s sacrifice fly. Ji-Man Choi hit a solo homer and worked out a bases-loaded walk in Tampa Bay’s two-run ninth.— The Orioles earned a 7-4 victory against the Red Sox as Rio Ruiz and Anthony Santander each belted two-run homers. José Iglesias added four hits as the Birds beat the Bosox for the second straight game following a 13-2 loss on opening day. Baltimore’s Wade LeBlanc gave up two home runs but settled down over 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and four hits while striking out four.— Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas each hit three-run homers to power the Marlins to an 11-6 rout of the Phillies. Miami rallied from 4-0 and 5-4 holes to rough up embattled Phillies starter Vince Velasquez and four relievers. The Marlins took the rubber match despite the absence of hurler Jose Urena, who was scratched about 90 minutes before the first pitch amid concerns of a team outbreak of the coronavirus.— The Tigers pulled out a 3-2 win over the Reds on C.J. Cron’s tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning. Detroit rallied after Cincinnati starter Trevor Bauer matched a career high with 13 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Spencer Turnbull pitched one-run ball over five innings for the Tigers in his first start since he went 3-17 with a 4.61 ERA last season. UNDATED (AP) — The injury news isn’t good for a pair of Texas major league teams.Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has a strained right forearm and will be shut down for at least two weeks.Astros manager Dusty Baker made the announcement on Sunday but denied a report that said the injury would end Verlander’s season. He said Verlander would be evaluated after two weeks.Baker said Verlander felt “tenderness” in his arm during his start on Friday, where he pitched six innings and got the win. He had an MRI on Saturday, and now he’ll miss at least roughly a third of this 60-game regular season. Meanwhile, Rangers right-hander Corey Kluber (KLOO’-bur) left his first start in almost 15 months after just one inning Sunday due to shoulder tightness. The Yanks trailed 2-0 until Torres delivered a solo homer and a go-ahead single to lead a 3-2 victory over the Nationals in Washington. Patrick Corbin retired New York’s first 11 batters and 18 of the first 19. But Torres ended the shutout bid with a long home with one out in the seventh to chase Corbin.Nats reliever Will Harris promptly served up a solo homer by Luke Voit (voyt) that knotted the score.Trea Turner homered for the Nationals.Elsewhere around the majors:— Shohei Ohtani (SHO’-hay oh-TAH’-nee) didn’t record an out in the two-way star’s long-awaited return to the mound for the Angels, allowing the first six Oakland batters to reach base in a 6-4 loss to the Athletics. The right-hander from Japan gave up Marcus Semien’s leadoff single and three straight walks before a mound visit and Mark Canha’s two-run single. The Angels wasted a big day by Mike Trout, who hit a three-run homer in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. The issue was not that Williams left the bubble but that he also went to a club on that trip to Atlanta, and photographs of that visit appeared on social media. That prompted an investigation by NBA security. In other NBA news: — Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) is hurting, and that’s a cause for concern as the Philadelphia 76ers get set to restart their season this week. The All-Star starting center sat out Philadelphia’s scrimmage against Oklahoma City on Sunday with right calf tightness, something 76ers coach Brett Brown hopes is merely a minor blip. Embiid has an extensive injury history and has never appeared in more than 64 games in a regular season. He missed 21 of Philadelphia’s 65 games this season before the March 11 shutdown. — Boston’s Kemba Walker and Phoenix’s Ricky Rubio were back in action Sunday, going head-to-head in a Celtics-Suns scrimmage. Both missed the first scrimmages with their teams inside the NBA bubble last week. Walker missed the first scrimmage with left knee soreness. Rubio was a late arrival at Disney and the Suns wanted to get him a couple of more practices before he saw any scrimmage action. NHL-NEWS Update on the latest sports The two-time Cy Young Award winner was making his first appearance for a team other than Cleveland after an offseason trade. He threw 18 pitches while facing three batters. Colorado’s Trevor Story walked and was thrown out trying to steal. The Rangers said the 34-year-old Kluber reported feeling the tightness in the first few pitches and it got worse as the inning progressed. He was examined by a team doctor and will be further evaluated Monday. In other MLB news: — Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez says he is awaiting results of additional testing after doctors recently discovered an issue with his heart they believe is a result of his recent bout with COVID-19. The 27-year-old left-hander tested positive for the coronavirus before the start of summer camp, but was cleared and returned to workouts on July 18. He hasn’t had another positive coronavirus test, but said an MRI revealed a condition called myocarditis, that the team’s medical staff felt was serious enough to shut him down for at least a week. — Reds second baseman Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) went on the injured list Sunday after he woke up feeling sick. Manager David Bell said Moustakas didn’t feel well when he woke up Sunday morning and was told to stay home as a precaution. Center fielder Nick Senzel was a late scratch from Cincinnati’s lineup for the final game of a series against the Tigers. The moves came a day after Reds infielder Matt Davidson went on the injured list because he tested positive for COVID-19. — Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman won’t travel with the team to the NHL’s Eastern Conference “secure zone” in Toronto because of a personal matter. General manager Julien BriseBois (BREEZ’-bwah) says Hedman will go from his home to the rink and back and avoid the general public in Florida this week before joining his teammates. He’s expected to be able to practice upon arrival and play in Tampa Bay’s first playoff game Aug. 3. — Well-traveled NHL forward Eddie Shack has died at 83, according to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Known for his bruising style, distinctive skating gait and larger-than-life personality, Shack won four Stanley Cups with Toronto in the 1960s. Nicknamed “The Entertainer” — with his trademark cowboy hat and luxurious mustache — he scored the winning goal for the Leafs in the 1963 final. PGA-3M OPENThompson wins in Minnesota BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson birdied two of the last three holes for a 4-under 67 and a two-stroke victory in the 3M Open. — The Indians were 9-2 winners over the Royals in Carlos Carrasco’s first start since being diagnosed with leukemia over a year ago. Carrasco struck out 10 in six-plus innings, and José Ramírez homered twice in the rubber match of the series. Ramírez hit a three-run homer left-handed in the fourth and added a solo shot from the right side in the sixth.— Trevor Story homered twice for the Rockies in a 5-2 decision over the Rangers. Story belted a tying two-run shot in the fourth and added a solo drive that put Colorado ahead, 4-2. Texas slugger Joey Gallo hit the first home run in the club’s new $1.2 billion retractable roof stadium, a 437-foot shot.— The Diamondbacks scored twice in each of their final two at-bats to down the Padres, 4-3. Ketel Marte scored the tying run in the eighth and lifted a sacrifice fly in the ninth to put Arizona ahead. David Peralta’s RBI single capped the Diamondbacks’ scoring.MLB-NEWS Kluber pulled early, Verlander shut down Associated Press July 27, 2020 Arizona GM steps down UNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes aren’t very happy with John Chayka’s decision to step down just a week after the team opens the Stanley Cup qualifiers against Nashville.The Coyotes issued a statement saying they are disappointed in his actions and his timing of the resignation. They added that “Chayka has chosen to quit on a strong and competitive team, a dedicated staff, and the Arizona Coyotes fans, the greatest fans in the NHL.”Chayka made a name for himself as one of the NHL’s top general managers since being promoted in 2016 and recently signed a contract extension through 2024 late last year. His relationship with new owner Alex Meruelo began to deteriorate when he asked for permission to pursue another, non-NHL opportunity. The Arizona Republic reported Chayka was not invited to a recent dinner with Meruelo and new CEO Xavier Gutierrez to talk with Taylor Hall about a contract extension. In other NHL news: — The President has backed out of an opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 15. Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he won’t be able to make the trip because of his “strong focus” on the coronavirus, vaccines and the economy. Trump said in the tweet: “We will make it later in the season!” NBA-NEWS Clippers’ Williams will serve 10-day quarantine, miss games LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA said Sunday that Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers is being quarantined for 10 days because of his trip out of the league’s bubble last week to attend a family member’s funeral. He will miss at least two of the Clippers’ seeding games, including their July 30 opener against the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s possible he could miss more than two since his likely release will be Aug. 4, the day of the Clippers’ third seeding game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEYanks take series from NatsUNDATED (AP) — Gleyber Torres had the big hits as the New York Yankees took the rubber match of their three-game series with the defending World Series champs. — The Braves torched the Mets, 14-1 behind Dansby Swanson, who was 3-for-5 with a solo homer and five RBIs. Marcel Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nuh), Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies also went deep as Atlanta easily captured the rubber match of the three-game set. Rick Porcello was rocked for six earned runs over just two innings in his Mets debut.— The Giants gained a split of their four-game series with the Dodgers as Mauricio Dubon poked a tiebreaking, RBI single in the sixth inning of San Francisco’s 3-1 win at Los Angeles. Darin Ruf and Donovan Solano each had two hits and an RBI in the Giants’ second straight win. Tyler Rogers worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth before Trevor Gott pitched the ninth to get the save.— Tyler Chatwood pitched three-hit ball over six innings of the Cubs’ 9-1 thumping of the Brewers. Willson Contreras smacked an RBI double in the Cubs’ four-run fourth and a long solo homer in the seventh. Ian Happ added a two-run drive in the eighth and Anthony Rizzo belted a solo shot one out later. — Colin Moran and Jose Osuna homered as the Pirates got their first win under new manager Derek Shelton, 5-1 versus the Cardinals. Shelton also was involved in the majors’ first socially-distanced umpire argument as he and plate umpire Jordan Baker each wore face coverings while jawing six feet apart. Winning pitcher Mitch Heller allowed a run and three hits over five innings to help Pittsburgh beat St. Louis for just the second time in their last 14 meetings.— The Mariners finally beat the Astros for the first time in 16 tries as Kyle Lewis hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning of Seattle’s 7-6 verdict over Houston. The Mariners trailed by 1 entering the eighth until Shed Long Jr.’s run-scoring single tied it at 5 with one out. Tim Lopes had three hits and scored twice for Seattle, which went 1-18 versus the Astros last year. Thompson finished 19 under in his second PGA victory, seven years after his first.Adam Long took second after a 64. Richy Werenski shared the lead with Thompson after both Friday and Saturday before shooting a 70 to fall into a tie for third at minus-16.Tony Finau finished in the third-place group after a 68.last_img read more

Peak Bids Eagles Farewell with Super Breakfast

first_imgPeak, the Official Milk of the Super Eagles, treated the team to their last breakfast in Asaba as they made to depart for Egypt to battle for honours in the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off on June 21.All the 25 players in camp as at that time as well as their officials were at the breakfast session.Captain John Mikel Obi and his teammates could not hide their excitement at the gesture by the brand, which has stood behind the squad over the years. Coach Gernot Rohr said that with the support from Peak, the team would be inspired to conquer in Egypt as the Super Eagles chase a fourth African title after the successes of 1980, 1994 and 2013.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa expressed his delight at the special bonding session and said that Peak had been his No 1 milk.“I am happy with Peak. I love Peak milk. And I am thrilled that the brand is supporting the Super Eagles,” the goalkeeper enthused.Since 1998 when it backed the Super Eagles to the FIFA World Cup in France, Peak Milk has been supporting the national football team.The brand was part of the success story of the Super Eagles as they went all the way in South Africa to lift the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013.It is set to see the Super Eagles triumph again in Egypt 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Flying Eagles at training session in Poland.last_img read more

Justice Anin Yeboah elected to FIFA Ethics Committee

first_imgGhanaian Supreme court judge Justice Anin Yeboah has been named on the newly constituted FIFA Ethics Committee. Justice Yeboah will serve on the Adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics committee for the next four years alongside Akihiro Hara (Japan), Oscar Vicente Scavone Rivas (Paraquay),Damiani Juan Pedro (Uruguay), Abdoulaye Diop (Senegal), Hallen Yngve (Norway), Jack Kariko (Papua New Guinea), Liu Chi (China) and Alan Rothenberg (USA).Before his recent appointment Justice Yeboah had served on various judicial bodies in the Ghana Football Association including the Disciplinary Committee, Appeals Committee.He also served on the Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football.  The Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee reviews the reports of the Investigatory Chamber and decide whether a case should be proceeded or closed.  Investigatory Chamber and after conducting further investigations if deemed necessary, the Adjudicatory Chamber sends a report to all parties involved and asks for their statements. The Adjudicatory Chamber has to finally decide on appropriate sanctions after conducting further investigations if deemed necessary. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Lae City Dwellers have one million reasons to be ecstatic

first_imgThe Morobe Provincial Government has presented them K1 million to prepare themselves for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).And the presentation was made to the club by patron and Morobe Governor Kelly Naru at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium this morning. The money will now put them on the plane to New Zealand for the OFC games later in the year. Naru said the money was a public money given to the church programs where youth participate and build them to become good citizens. The funds will also assist them to participate in the coming OFC championship. “This assistance will lead them to greater heights. We made the commitment last year and much better this year,” he said.Coach Peter Gunemba commended the Governor with such a sponsorship that will in fact boost the players.He said the club is not only playing soccer but also sharing the work of church ministry for the youths under the theme: “Kick for Christ.””Apart from playing, the club also look at spirituality building the youngsters so that they can become good leaders and members of the communities,” he said.This is the second time the Morobe Provincial Government has presented the money.Last year, at the same venue, it presented K50, 000 for their administration.last_img read more

Best Practice for Digitizing Government Services

first_imgAn open letter to H.E. George M. Weah Dear President Weah:I applaud your interest in Information Technology (IT) in view of your allocation of funding to computerize student registration at the University of Liberia, and recently the rollout of mobile money tax payment to enable people to pay their taxes via their mobile devices.While those efforts are worthy, I would urge you to take a broader view of Information Technology (IT) by integrating it with your strategic economic plan. The government under former president Sirleaf started the IT revolution in Liberia by connecting Liberia to the high-speed Internet that connects the West African sub-region to Europe and it was a success. Businesses and consumers are already benefiting from the success of that investment in lower Internet costs, etc.To continue expanding IT in the public sector, the government needs an IT strategy to deliver technology across the government with efficiency and scale. However, this cannot be accomplished without a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) role. This person will collaborate with agencies of government to design an IT vision and strategy for the government, engage the private sector, and the University of Liberia to promote IT education, etc. Right now, every government agency is doing their own thing which is not the most efficient way to manage IT resources across the government or any large organization for that matter.Another important aspect of IT is Governance and Security. As the government becomes more digital, the threat of cyber thieves hacking government systems to steal valuable information increases substantially. Without a coherent IT strategy in place, policies do not get developed and implemented, and the government IT systems will be vulnerable to compromise and worse.Thanks for your time and I wish you great success!Best Regards,Philemon GeorgeShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rebels step up in win

first_imgMyers easily could have included herself on the list of Rebels who showed up Wednesday as the forward finished with eight points and 13 rebounds. It was two offensive rebounds that sparked Flintridge Prep’s first big run of the night. The Rebels, who entered the second quarter down 12-9, went on a 9-0 run capped by Myers’ put-back at 3:27 in the second quarter. It was only 20 seconds earlier that Myers had collected an offensive rebound and passed to teammate Megan Musashi for a quick basket. “We were pretty anxious before this game,” Myers said. “But sometimes nerves are a good thing. If you’re nervous, you force yourself to focus better. You just have to take control of your nerves. That’s the big thing.” LA CA?ADA – There were several areas to highlight in the Flintridge Prep girls basketball team’s 52-40 CIF-Southern Section Division IV-A quarterfinal win on Wednesday night, but perhaps the most impressive statistic took place over a 16-minute span. That’s when the Rebels (23-3), the No. 2 seed in the division, out-scored visiting Murrieta Calvary Chapel 31-12 in the second and third quarters to secure a berth in Friday’s semifinals. Flintridge Prep will face Beaumont (24-2), a 56-47 winner over Irvine, at a site to be determined after a coin flip today at 9 a.m. “This was such a big win; I’m so excited,” Rebels senior Laurel Myers said. “Today, everyone stepped up and played.” center_img Flintridge Prep appeared to rise up during tense moments, but the Warriors (20-7) crumbled. In the third quarter, Flintridge Prep forced 10 turnovers, the last of which resulted in a Courtney Robinson four-footer before the close of the quarter to give the Rebels a 40-24 lead. The Rebels’ pressure defense forced more than 25 Warriors turnovers while holding Calvary Chapel to seven or fewer points in two quarters. 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

City ends its bid to annex

first_imgTemple City officials estimated the area contains 8,000 to 9,000 people. Scores attended the council meeting and jeered when city officials said a majority of them favored annexation. Temple City officials mailed ballots to area residents. Resident Bob Ridley said only about 40 people returned them. James Cole said many in the unincorporated areas believe they have what they consider overbuilding under control and that it would be a step backward to join Temple City. “I have some advice for Temple City,” he said. “Clean up your business districts, restrict the number of bridal shops, which many people believe are fronts for prostitution. Get your growth under control, get a farmers’ market. Spend some of those millions you have in reserve.” Mayor Judy Wong, David Capra and Fernando Vizcarra voted to end the annexation effort, saying the new areas might cost the city more in additional services than in expected revenue. “Times change,” Capra said. “Right now it would not be a good move to follow through with this.” Cathe Wilson and Kenneth Gillanders voted to continue the annexation process. “I’m not ready to give up yet,” Wilson said. “We need further study to see what we can do. If it comes to a vote and we fail, then we fail.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPLE CITY – The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to cease efforts to annex an unincorporated area north of the city. The area is bounded by Arcadia on the east, Eaton Wash on the west, Huntington Drive on the north and Temple City’s borders on the south. Residents who live in the area told the City Council in no uncertain terms they like county services and don’t want to join Temple City. “I hope you will just leave us alone and improve what you have,” Mark Briskie, a 25-year resident of the area, told the council. last_img read more

Zidane happy to have his feet up

first_img“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” the 45-year-old added. “The most important thing is the decision I’ve taken, the rest we’ll see.”Zidane, who scored twice in the 3-0 final victory over Brazil in 1998, was talking on the eve of a gala match pitching the World Cup-winning French team, minus then-captain Didier Deschamps who is now in Russia with the France team, against an international XI to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s win.Zidane quit Real on May 31, saying he had decided to leave at the top and that it was time for a change for himself and the club, as well as admitting he was unsure of his ability to maintain his winning record at Real.But he said no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former French football player Zinedine Zidane smiles on June 11, 2018 in Saint Denis, suburban Paris, as he attends an event marking the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory. © AFP / Eric FEFERBERGPARIS, France, Jun 11 – Zinedine Zidane said Monday he was happy to have some time off after stepping down as Real Madrid coach just days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.“I’ve got my feet up and am feeling good,” Zidane told AFP at the inauguration of a playground in Saint Denis, the north Parisian suburb that is home to the Stade de France where he starred for the French team that won the 1998 World Cup.last_img read more

MUST WATCH: See what Roma and Bayern Munich fans did after the 7-1 mauling

first_imgIt’s rare to see such respect between two sets of fans, especially when on the pitch one side has hammered the other 7-1 in their own back yard, but AS Roma and Bayern Munich fans showed their true class on Tuesday night, by applauding each other and then exchanging scarves despite the presence of heavy segregation.Fans only ever seem to make news for deplorable acts, so it’s quite refreshing to see a more respectful side to hardcore support.Bravo.last_img

Man United sensation! Red Devils star ‘nears Real Madrid switch after falling out with Van Gaal’

first_img1 Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea David de Gea’s broken relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will see the goalkeeper move to Real Madrid this summer.That’s the sensational claim made by Spanish newspaper AS, who are reporting the La Liga giants will meet the 24-year-old’s €30million buyout clause at the end of the season.The Red Devils hierarchy are desperate to keep the ex-Atletico Madrid shot-stopper at the Premier League side, and have offered the Spain star a £100,000-a-week contract.But De Gea’s deteriorating relationship with Van Gaal, according to the publication, means his future may lay away from United.Victor Valdes’ arrival at Old Trafford raised eyebrows and the former Barcelona man could become the Dutchman’s No.1 next season.last_img read more

Cup Clasico tests Madrid resurgence

first_imgThe next day Julen Lopetegui was sacked, owing to what the club said was a “great disproportion between the quality of the staff of Real Madrid and results.” Barca were top of La Liga, Madrid ninth.There will be little comfort then for Madrid that Messi could be missing again on Wednesday, a niggle in his thigh leaving coach Ernesto Valverde, and Messi, with a decision to make.If Messi plays – and Valverde was optimistic on Sunday – it will be because he is fit. Barcelona have indicated they will not risk their captain with a gruelling month ahead.The 2-2 draw at home to Valencia last weekend means their lead in La Liga is six points over Atletico Madrid and eight over Real, but with games away to Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla and then Real in the next four weeks, there is little room for complacency.Dotted between are two legs against Lyon in the Champions League, the holy grail for Barcelona this season, and perhaps the one trophy they really crave after years of underachievement.Last month, Messi even had to reject claims they would be better off out of the Copa del Rey.“It was said that we had given up in the cup, that we didn’t want it,” he said. “But in no way is this the case.”The fervour of any meeting with Real Madrid dictates it cannot be taken lightly. As Barca’s stirring comeback against Sevilla in the quarter-finals showed, the players picked will not be holding back.But for the club, and their season, it is possible Barcelona need this match less than their opponents.Revenge is one thing. Madrid’s hammering in the autumn was the final humiliation at the end of a miserable run but their trajectory, despite a dip at the start of the year, has been generally upward since.“It was a complicated time for them psychologically,” said Valverde, after the semi-final draw. “Now they are in a different moment.”This is a chance for Madrid to wrestle back momentum. They will hope that beating Barcelona over two legs, even in the Copa del Rey, can knock them out of their stride.– ‘Phenomenally well’ –After Real’s win over Alaves on Sunday, Santiago Solari said his team were ready to fight. He has played up the spirit in the camp and there have been some impressive performances to back it up, most notably against Sevilla.“The spirit is like a family,” Solari said. “I think they are doing phenomenally well.”But as coach, this is Solari’s biggest test. He has put his faith in youth but how might Alvaro Odriozola, Sergio Reguilon and, in particular, Vinicius Junior handle their first Clasico, at the Camp Nou?Gareth Bale was quiet against Alaves but could he follow Isco and Marcelo as the next big name made to fight for his place?Santiago Solari faced the media on Tuesday ahead of a Clasico that could held strengthen his position as Real Madrid coach © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS“I see Gareth focused, connected and plugged in,” Solari said last week. “I want him to perform how he knows he can.”Solari’s own future is on the line too. He has a contract until 2021 but his position is likely to be reviewed in the summer, when blockbuster games like these will surely spring quickest to the mind of president Florentino Perez.A domestic trophy would certainly help Solari’s case. Barcelona have won the Copa del Rey in each of the last four seasons, even if its prestige now pales in comparison to the league and Champions League. For Real, there is more than just the cup at stake.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona humiliated Real in October © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 5 – One hundred days will split the last Clasico from the latest one and for Real Madrid the prize in the rematch is more than a place in the Copa del Rey final.When they trudged off the Camp Nou in October, the big screens above them flashed 5-1 to Barcelona, with Luis Suarez scoring three and without Lionel Messi at all, their best player injured and sitting in the stands.last_img read more

End of road work in sight

first_imgThe westbound side will be closed today, and the eastbound side will be shut down Thursday, Rivas said. It’s all worthwhile, said Councilwoman Cathy Warner, who lives on that side of the city. “It’s just like your house,” Warner said. “You have to do a new roof every so many years. This is just regular maintenance that has to be done.” If the city did nothing, the streets would be in even worse shape, she said. The project is part of the city’s five-year maintenance plans, Warner said. The idea is to repave every street once every five years, she added. WHITTIER – Just get through this week. That’s the message for Mar Vista Street residents and commuters who have been enduring the repaving of a large portion of the busy thoroughfare. Work on the street from College Avenue to Ocean View Avenue has been under way for the past couple of weeks, but by Friday it should be completed, said Sebastian Rivas, foreman for Hardy and Hardy Inc. of Santa Ana, which was awarded the $202,000 contract from the city. But this week won’t be easy, with paving planned for that area today and Thursday. For people driving on Mar Vista, David Pelser, Whittier’s public works director, said they should be careful. “As always if you’re going through a construction zone, you want to slow down, be alert and be prepared to yield the right of way,” Pelser said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want 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

Man United’s mega money transfer frenzy! Bale, Hummels and seven more possible signings

first_img 4. Sami Khedira – a bargain to be had from Real Madrid? Check out the details, below, then find out which Real Madrid team-mate could potentially join Khedira at United by clicking right… – World Cup winner Sami Khedira is out of contract with Los Blancos at the end of the season and seems to favour a move to United or back home to Germany. FC Schalke are interested in the midfielder so it is up to Van Gaal to tempt Khedira with a better offer. 9 9 9 7. United rumoured to be front runners for PSV’s exciting attacker Memphis Depay – Now click to see another World Cup winner rumoured to be United’s number one target – Despite being contracted at PSV until 2018, United are front runners to complete the signing of the winger, but may have to spend up to £25m for his services. 9 6. Kevin Strootman to finally sign from Roma? More info below, then click right to find out which £25m-rated international team-mate of Strootman is also on the radar – Having been linked with the Red Devils all season, it seems only injury has prevented Strootman making the move to Manchester. Rumours suggest that current club Roma have offered the Dutch midfielder a new contract, but Van Gaal will do his best to secure Strootman’s signature. 3. PSG’s Gregory Van Der Wiel – Clyne alternative? Click right to see which World Cup winner could be on his way to Old Trafford – If the Clyne move stumbles, Van Gaal could look to PSG’s Gregory Van Der Wiel. The right back was a consistent member of the Dutch national team managed by Van Gaal. 2. Nathaniel Clyne to follow Luke Shaw from Southampton? Read about how the deal could work, below, then click the arrow above, right, to see which PSG defender is linked with an Old Trafford move – Strengthening the defence has been a priority since the start of the season for the former Holland manager and it is reported that a deal for Southampton’s right back, Nathaniel Clyne, is close to be completed for around £17m. Winger, Antonio Valencia has stepped in to the right back position but Van Gaal is after someone to cement their name in the position. The Saints’ need for a striker could see United’s out of favour Javier Hernandez move south after his loan deal with Real Madrid is completed. 9 8. Mats Hummels to follow Klopp out of Dortmund? Click right to see which City favourite could end up playing in red! – Mats Hummels is reportedly Van Gaal’s number one summer target and with Borussia Dortmund losing manager Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season, don’t be surprised to see a player exodus, with Hummels leading the way. Who would you like Manchester United to sign this summer? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.For more Man United news, views and videos, check out this Red Devils Facebook page 9. Nigel De Jong (AC Milan) – Former Manchester City star Nigel De Jong could also be on his way to Old Trafford according to reports. The AC Milan midfielder is wanted by Van Gaal to add some steel to the centre of his midfield. De Jong, who will be a free agent this summer when his AC Milan contract expires, has offers from Juventus, Roma, Sevilla and teams in MLS, but reports say he’d prefer to join United. 9 9 1. Could Juventus star Paul Pogba be heading back to Manchester? Read all about it, below, then click the yellow arrow above to see more summer targets for the Red Devils – Manchester United’s Daley Blind believes that the Red Devils can mount a serious title challenge next season and, having only lost twice in 2015, United look certain for a top four finish this campaign. But what do they need to push on next season and have a serious tilt at the title? The Red Devils spent big last summer and the return of Champions League football next season will swell the coffers, so expect Louis van Gaal to have money to spend in the next transfer window. With Michael Carrick turning 34 in the summer and still a key figure in the side, Van Gaal will need to bolster his midfield and there could be no better signing surely than the man who got away, Paul Pogba. The Frenchman is understood to be open to a move from Serie A and a big money bid from United could yet tempt him back to the Premier League. 9 9 5. Gareth Bale – title-clinching signing? Get the lowdown, below, then click to see the Dutch internationals who could reunite with Van Gaal in Manchester – David De Gea’s sensational season for Manchester United has attracted a number of sides, including Real Madrid. The Spanish giants are reportedly keen on bringing the Spain international goalkeeper from Old Trafford to the Bernabeu, with reports saying United will only listen if Gareth Bale can be used in a swap deal. While De Gea has been vital for United in their top four quest, would Bale’s contribution at the other end make the difference in a title race? last_img read more


first_imgInside St Eunan’s CathedralThe Cathedral Quarter committee will co-host Letterkenny’s second ecumenical carol service on The Church Lane on Friday, 18th December at 7.30pm.Organised in association with Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and the Town Team, the carol service is facilitated by Trinity Presbyterian Church, St Eunan’s Cathedral and Conwal Parish Church. The event marks the second ‘Community Carol Trail’ in Letterkenny and all are welcome to come along and participate in a very memorable evening.The carol trail will begin with Christmas Carols and readings at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Letterkenny’s main street at 7.30pm.Carol singers are asked to be in the church around 7.15pm, where the group will sing two hymns and listen to a short reading. Derek Fleming will play the organ in the church and at various other points on the trail. The group will then make its way up the Church Lane in a candlelit procession which is being put together by Letterkenny CDP and donations can be made on the night. The group will stop mid-way outside the Gospel Hall where a short passage will be read.Then it’s off to the top of the Church Lane and left towards Mount Southwell, stopping outside Cullinane Steele Architects at the Market Square. This building was once home to the Methodist Church in Letterkenny and here the group will listen to a short reading, followed by a rendition of ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’. This famous carol was written by Charles Wesley, younger brother of the founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley.The next stop on the trail is the landmark of Letterkenny, St. Eunan’s Cathedral, where another two well known Christmas carols will be sung, followed by a short reading. The carol service will end at Letterkenny’s oldest building, Conwal Parish Church at the top of the Church Lane for more carols and a short reading.The evening will finish with tea and mince pies sponsored by The Mountcharles Group who provide catering for Pramerica at Conwal Parish Church Centre. Hymns on the night include: ‘O Come all Ye Faithful’, Silent Night, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Once in Royal David’s City, Love Came Down at Christmas and O Little Town of Bethlehem. This unique event promises to be a very special evening and hopes to give people the chance to take time and reflect on the real message of Christmas; ‘goodwill to all.’ The Cathedral Quarter would like to thank Toni Forrester from Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Billy Alexander and Reverend Tommy Bruce from the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Very Reverend Fr Eamonn Kelly and his secretary from St Eunan’s Cathedral, Canon Stuart Wright from Conwal Parish Church and Dessie Larkin, Town Centre Manager.So, come along on Friday, 18th December and enjoy a very special night in Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter.CATHEDRAL QUARTER TO CO-HOST SECOND CAROL TRAIL was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cheney, Congress and fed workers get a raise

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The measure provides most civilian white-collar civil servants with at least a 2.1 percent overall average pay increase. Uniformed military personnel will receive a 3.1 percent increase in basic pay next year. The 1.9 percent pay hike also applies to the vice president – who is president of the Senate – congressional leaders and Supreme Court justices. The pay for Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the chief justice of the United States, who is now John Roberts, will go from $208,100 to $212,100. Associate justices move from $199,200 to $203,000 and House and Senate majority and minority leaders’ pay jumps from $180,100 to $183,500. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush on Thursday outlined pay raises that take effect in January for federal workers, members of Congress and judges – even Vice President Dick Cheney. Congress passed the pay raises earlier this year, but Bush was required to sign an executive order detailing the pay hikes before the end of the year. The president’s annual salary of $400,000 is not affected by the legislation. The cost-of-living raise lifts salaries for members of the House and Senate by 1.9 percent from $162,100 this year to $165,200 in 2006. 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


first_imgThe painting ‘Early Morning In Donegal’ by Paul Henry which fetched the top price at auction.A painting of a Donegal landscape by artist Paul Henry has fetched the top price at one of Ireland’s best-known art auctions.Adam’s regards its Christmas Important Irish Art auction as “a barometer of the health of the Irish art market”.And the top price, €160,000, was achieved for Early Morning in Donegal by Henry – comfortably exceeding the €70,000-€100,000 guide. Managing director James O’Halloran said the sale had been “a huge success with 86 per cent of lots sold” for a total of €1.6 million.Another painting The Egg Collectors by Mark O’Neill, which used to hang in the Sandhouse Hotel in Rosnowlagh, made €6,200 at the same auction. DONEGAL PAINTING FETCHES TOP PRICE AT AUCTION was last modified: December 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:auctiondonegalpaintingPaul Henrylast_img read more

10,600 classrooms to come up in Rajasthan

first_imgAs part of an action plan for time-bound implementation of budgetary announcements, 10,600 new classrooms will be constructed at a cost of ₹1,181 crore in Rajasthan’s government schools and the information technology infrastructure strengthened. The utilisation of budgetary allocation is set to improve quality of education in the State.Minister of State for Education Govind Singh Dostasara said here that the new classrooms would include computer rooms, science laboratories, library rooms and arts and crafts rooms. Besides, the projects for renovation of 83 school buildings and construction of 23 new buildings will be taken up this year.Mr. Dotasara said at Shiksha Sankul here that the Education Department would establish IT labs in the schools which were yet to be connected with the new communication network. “We are taking steps for ensuring a high quality of education and making available basic facilities of drinking water and toilets in the schools,” he said.The Minister said the works such as construction of boundary walls of schools would be taken up under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, while regular monitoring would be carried out to provide all facilities to the students.last_img read more

Jersey review by Baahubali man SS Rajamouli: Nani Babu, just loved you anthe

first_imgNani’s recently-released film Jersey is receiving huge applause from audience and critics. Many celebs have come forward to give a thumbs up to both the debutant director Gowtham Tinnanuri and the film’s hero Nani.SS Rajamouli, who never shies away from appreciating good work, took to Twitter to share his views about Jersey. He said that everyone who is involved in the film can be proud of it.The director wrote, “Heart warming and joyful.. #Jersey is full of superbly written, crafted and Directed scenes… Well done Gowtam Tinnanuri… A film which everyone involved can be proud of.. Nani “Babu”… Just love you anthe.. (sic).”Earlier, Allu Arjun and Jr NTR also took to Twitter to praise Nani and the film.Bro @NameisNani , you have hit the ball out of the park with a stellar performance! Brilliant, Brilliant, BRILLIANT ! I will cherish your performance for a long time to come and I am super proud of you #JerseyJr NTR (@tarak9999) April 19, 2019Just watched JERSEY. Brilliant heart touching film. I loved every aspect of it. Congratulations to the entire team. @NameisNani you rocked the show , your best film & best best performance by far. All artists & technicians did a splendid job. @ShraddhaSrinath @anirudhofficialAllu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 19, 2019nailed it . Last and most imp. the captain Gowtham Tinnanuri . Splendid work . Steady & Bold . Such a sweet film. Movie lovers …its a Must watch.Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 19, 2019#JERSEY is a wonderful sports drama, @NameisNani gari honest performance really touching & takes the film to next level. Dir @gowtam19 is genuine in every frame of the film @anirudhofficial BGM is brilliant ,Congratulations to my friends @vamsi84 @SitharaEnts for the success director (@DirectorMaruthi) April 19, 2019#JERSEY will be celebrated and it will be remembered. The film stays with me. In love [email protected]’s performance. Brilliantly done @gowtam19 & @ShraddhaSrinath is a class act. Congratulations allSudheer Babu (@isudheerbabu) April 19, 2019Heartful congratulations to @NameisNani and @gowtam19 for a beautiful emotion driven film! Cheers to the entire team of #Jersey A must watch indeed…* (@HeroManoj1) April 19, 2019India Today reviewer Janani K wrote, “Jersey is a film that celebrates the gift of life and teaches us to take life with a pinch of salt. It will move you, inspire you and make you look at your own life in a different way.”The film, directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, traces the life of an aged cricketer who tries to prove his worth. The sports-drama stars Nani, Shraddha Srinath and Sathyaraj in the lead roles.Several critics call Jersey the best Telugu film that has released so far in 2019. The box office collection of the film will be a testament to the statement.MOVIE REVIEW: JERSEYALSO SEE | Priya Varrier and Roshan Abdul get cosy in a car for photoshootALSO WATCH | Scripts are decided depending upon the audience: Actor Nanilast_img read more

ABB Gets ‘Red Dot Award’ for Its New RCS

first_imgzoom ABB, has been awarded the prestigious “red dot award” 2014 for the tabletop operator control unit of its new Remote Control Station (RCS).RCS TabletopAn international panel of 40 experts assessed products submitted by more than 1,800 manufacturers, designers and architects from 53 nations, evaluating the degree of innovation, functionality, quality, ergonomics, durability and ecological compatibility.“The new design of the RCS tabletop unit was created following ABB’s ‘Operator in focus’ concept. This concept addresses crane operators’ performance and well-being as the container handling industry continues to expand the scope of remote operations and searches for ways to improve productivity as the ships get larger and the cranes taller,” said Heikki Soljama, head of ABB’s Marine and Cranes business unit.“This year the world’s first remote ship-to-shore crane operators will be joining their stacking crane operator colleagues in a centralized remote control room. Now both operator groups will be able enjoy operating comfort, top quality and leading edge technologies.”RCS Control roomThe new RCS is based on extensive ergonomic and usability studies, and provides many improvements for crane operations. The most used controls are placed within a primary reach zone that supports the operator’s natural work flow, making the job as comfortable as possible.The ‘Operator in focus’ concept aims to improve operator effectiveness and occupational health through the ergonomic design of the entire operator working environment. This includes the entire control room from lighting and noise absorption solutions to the location of adjacent areas, such as locker rooms, dining and meeting areas, in addition to the remote control systems and related operator workstations.The product design competition has existed since 1955 and is an internationally recognized quality seal for design.ABB also won this prestigious award in 2013 with its Azimuth lever design, used in Azipod® powered ships to control propulsion speed and steering angle.ABB, April 11, 2014last_img read more

Slowdown in Shipping Industry Impacts Clarksons’ Earnings

first_imgzoom London-based provider of integrated shipping services Clarkson PLC (Clarksons) has seen a robust performance during the first half of 2016 despite continued challenging market conditions in many of its markets.Namely, Clarksons recorded a slight increase of 1 percent in its revenue for the period which increased from GBP 145.3 million (USD 187.6 million) seen in the first half of 2015 to GBP 147.2 million (USD 190.1 million) reported in the first half of 2016.Underlying profit before taxation was GBP 21.8 million, down from last year’s GBP 23.6 million, which after acquisition related costs resulted in a reported profit before taxation of GBP 17.5 million, against GBP 10.8 million seen in the same period a year earlier.The first half of 2016 incorporates a full six months of results from Platou, whereas the first half of 2015 included five months post acquisition.“The global shipping industry is experiencing the most challenging rate environment seen in many years which, as previously highlighted, has inevitably impacted the group’s performance for the first six months of 2016,” Andi Case, Chief Executive, said.“In the current uncertain macro-economic environment, we believe our markets will continue to be highly challenged, with low levels of newbuilding contracting and a prevalence of spot business continuing to limit forward visibility of earnings,” Clarksons said.Global economic and political uncertainty continues to impact the international shipping, offshore and capital markets, Clarskons said, adding that the difficult trading environment would be reflected in the group’s performance for the year.last_img read more

Teen Egyptian girls case puts legal system under spotlight

first_imgCairo: The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt’s legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence. In July, the teenager made headlines after she confessed to police that she stabbed to death a bus driver who she alleged had kidnapped her in a deserted rural area near Cairo and sought to sexually assault her at knife point. The girl said she tricked her alleged assailant, took away his knife, and stabbed him several times before running away. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USShortly after her arrest, the teenager was required to undergo a virginity test, an invasive procedure that rights groups say in itself amounts to sexual assault. Several women’s rights groups have offered legal assistance, arguing for leniency for the teen because she defended herself against a sexual attack. They hope that a judge’s ruling in her favor could set an important legal precedent and help challenge what they view as a deep-seated misogynistic culture of blaming female victims rather than male attackers. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”This case reveals the dualism in Egyptian society,” said Intissar Saeed, president of the Cairo Foundation for Law and Development. “I myself have sympathized with her since day one. But when I wrote about her on my Facebook page some male lawyers attacked the girl on my page saying she was not a decent woman.” The teen’s name was widely published in the Egyptian media. However, The Associated Press does not generally identify individuals who say they have been sexually assaulted or those under the age of 18 who are accused of crimes. The case highlights the culture’s obsession with female virginity. In conservative areas, relatives celebrate a new bride’s loss of virginity by brandishing a bloody sheet in public, a practice they believe affirms the family’s honor. Unlawful virginity examinations garnered attention in 2011 when several women said they were detained by military personnel and forced to undergo virginity tests while protesting the interim military government that took over the country after the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. During her interrogation, the girl said she was on a date with her boyfriend before riding the bus a statement that could easily undermine her reputation and probably her credibility in conservative Egyptian society, where dating is frowned upon. Her boyfriend, along with a friend of his, are in custody pending investigations into any potential links to the crime. After her detention, the girl was required to undergo a vaginal test which determined she was a virgin which in the Egyptian context could be viewed as helpful to her case. Saeed explains that this test is a routine legal procedure whenever a woman reports a rape or alleged rape. Yet, she finds it irrelevant in this case. “She said (the bus driver) tried to rape her but did not so I believe there was no need for this examination,” said Saeed, whose advocacy group is part of the teen’s legal team. Feminists have been campaigning for the girl’s release and calling for her to face a lesser charge than murder. However, last month, the investigating judge upheld an appeal by the prosecutor against an earlier court decision to release her and ordered her detained for another 30 days.last_img read more

Stars Support 2014 Blue Shirt Day To STOMP Out Bullying

first_imgOctober is National Bullying Prevention Month, and STOMP Out Bullying hopes that students around the world will join celebrities in participating in Blue Shirt Day on October 6.Video: Mario Lopez BLUE SHIRT DAY WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION 2014STOMP Out Bullying founder Ross Ellis, the initiative aims to get as many people as possible across the globe to wear blue on World Bullying Prevention Day to raise awareness of the problem of bullying.“The goal of the initiative is to give students a “call to action” where they not only GO BLUE, but they create events, talk about the issue in class and work together to stand up for others and to end bullying in their school communities,” said Ross. “In its sixth year, Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention has had an impact around the world. Each year more and more schools participate. Reports from schools show that the initiative has shown there is a slight decrease in bullying and cyberbullying.“Bon-Ton stores is the exclusive shirt sponsor selling the STOMP Out Bullying™ limited edition 2014 Blue Shirt in their stores and online. Marvel Comics is releasing a series of variant covers that depict superheroes spotlighting the issue. In each image, a Marvel hero comes to the aid of a lonely or targeted teens. Armour Lunchmakers and Breakfastmakers, as well as Groupon and other companies are joining the initiative to help put an end to bullying.”Among the celebrities who have filmed PSAs for this year’s campaign are Chloë Grace Moretz, Robin Roberts, James Marsden, Josh Gad, Abigail Breslin, Mario Lopez, Taylor Schilling, Cyndi Lauper, Kristen Bell, Megan Hilty and Justin Long.Find out more here.last_img read more

Indigenous family in Ontario makes history with 3 generations of practising lawyers

first_imgDelaney Windigo APTN National NewsAn Ontario family has made history.They’ve become the first Indigenous family with three generations of practising lawyers.last_img

Six Sri Lankans of Dubai security company charged with theft

Six Sri Lankan staff of a security company in Dubai have been charged with stealing Dh1,198,000 from a vehicle they were transporting.The six Sri Lankans admitted in the Court of First Instance to the charge of theft of the funds that belonged to several branches of a shop in Dubai, Khaleej Times reported. They hid in the flat and also in Sharjah. Around 1:30pm on May 6, they went to a shop at the Deira Metro station where they were supposed to collect funds. One of them pretended he was going to the washroom. As his accomplices distracted the staff at the shop, that accused went to the cash transporting vehicle and stole the money bags after the driver, who trusted him, opened the safe door for him. The driver thought the guard would be taking empty bags as usual. The six guards staged the theft and secured cover for one of them while he stole the big cash.They gathered later at a flat in Al Rashidiya where each of them received Dh160,000 and left the remaining for various expenses. The incident took place between May 6 and 10.The main accused admitted during investigation that they planned the theft a few days in advance.They rented a flat for the purpose and decided to split the money and transfer most of it back home through money exchange outlets. The two cleaners — who are at large — have also been accused of helping and abetting the guards by letting them use their IDs to transfer some of the money (Dh84,000) to Sri Lanka. All the money in different currencies was recovered from them.They paid one of the cleaners, whom they met in Sonapur labour accommodation, Dh2,500 to let them use his ID. Two Sri Lankan cleaners have been charged in absentia with possessing some of the stolen amounts. Once they took the cash, the guards fled the scene in two cabs and went to Sharjah where they changed their clothes. In the evening, they gathered in the rented flat in Al Rashidiya.The main accused was arrested shortly later. Part of the money was recovered from him. He told the police that some of his theft partners managed to transfer their shares outside by using others’ IDs.Apart from Dh1.1million, the guards also stole SR976, 118 Omani Riyals, 1,190 Qatari Riyals and $740. read more

Precision Drilling relies on US growth as Canadian revenue percentage falls

CALGARY — Strong growth in U.S. oilfield activity made up for declines on the Canadian side of the border as Precision Drilling Corp. beat analyst expectations with first-quarter results posted Thursday.The Calgary-based driller reported a 23 per cent increase in activity in the U.S. compared with the same period of 2018, while its Canadian operations declined by 33 per cent, a trend that it said is continuing in the current quarter.“Of note in the quarter, only 36 per cent of our company’s revenue was generated in Canada,” said chief financial officer Carey Ford on a conference call.“This is the lowest percentage in the history of Precision, reflecting both the success of our investments outside of the Canadian market and the particularly weak industry activity experienced in Canada.”The oilfield services industry has been hit by lower producer spending plans this year, blamed on a shortage of investment capital, delays in building new pipelines and the current Alberta government production curtailments.The industry relocated 16 Canadian rigs to the U.S. in 2018, up from six in 2017, and is continuing to send rigs south of the border this year. Two of the relocations have been Precision rigs.Precision said Thursday it decided to save money this year by not paying to register 75 of its Canadian service rigs with industry associations because they were unlikely to be deployed. (Service rigs are smaller than drilling rigs and are used to complete, maintain and retire oil and gas wells after they are drilled.)Precision said its current active U.S. drilling rig count of 80 rigs has remained steady from the end of 2018, despite slightly declining industry activity levels.On the call, CEO Kevin Neveu said he’s noticed improvements in Canadian customers’ mood since the United Conservative Party defeated the NDP government in the provincial election last week and that could result in an upswing in activity.The new government, to be sworn in next week, has promised to lower corporate taxes, cancel the provincial carbon tax and remove the NDP’s cap on oilsands emissions.“I think there is going to be a little better tone from our client base today than there might have been even just three weeks ago,” he said, adding better realized oil prices in the first quarter are also driving a more confident mood.Precision reported net earnings of $25 million or eight cents per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $18 million or six cents in the same quarter a year ago.Revenue for the three-month period grew to $434 million, compared with $401 million.Analysts on average had expected a loss of five cents per share and revenue of $409 million for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Precision’s earnings beat and its plan to retire $84 million in debt by the end of May were both impressive feats, said Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. analysts in a report.During the quarter, Precision sold its five Mexico-based drilling rigs for US$48 million — excluding that sale and restructuring charges, it would have earned about $1 million, it said.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:PD) read more

Cultural traditions in Portugal Uganda and Ukraine added to UNESCO heritage protection

The meeting in Ethiopia of parties to the international convention is designed to preserve the world’s intangible cultural heritage. Five nominations for inscription on the list have been examined by representatives of 24 States Parties to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, who form the committee.The three new additions to list of intangible cultural heritage include Portugal Bisalhães tradition of making black pottery and traditional Ma’di Bowl Lyre music and dance, which is one of the oldest cultural practices of the Madi people of Uganda.Also added to the list are Cossack songs sung by communities of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region, which tell stories about the tragedy of war and personal relationships of Cossack soldiers.Intangible cultural heritage, according UNESCO, encompasses practices and living expressions are handed down from one generation to the next. To be inscribed by the Committee elements must comply with a series of criteria, including contributing to spreading the knowledge of intangible cultural heritage and promoting awareness of its importance. The Urgent Safeguarding List aims at taking appropriate measures for those intangible cultural heritage expressions or manifestations whose viability – that is whose continuous recreation and transmission – is threatened. Only those countries that have ratified the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage can present elements for inscription on the lists. The updated The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity presently number 339 inscribed elements. The current session of the Committee will end on 2 December. read more

Closure of immigration court in Kentucky causes concern

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Problems with the condition of a building where an immigration court is located have caused weeks of hearings to be canceled.The Louisville Courier Journal reports the court closed August 15. General Services Administration spokesman Adam Rondeau says the agency hasn’t been able to work with the lessor to address issues.- Advertisement – Officials didn’t disclose what issues contributed to the closure. Some immigration advocates say the elevators had problems.Immigrants and their attorneys will now have to handle cases in Memphis, Tennessee. Immigration cases were filed in Memphis before the Louisville court opened in April 2018.Attorneys worry immigrants may miss key deadlines to file asylum applications or motions. It’s unclear how long the court will be closed. read more

Mens hockey kicks year off strong Logan Stieber picks up another honor

WrestlingThe OSU wrestling team picked up a 22-15 win over Penn State on Sunday to bring its record to 5-3.Redshirt-senior Logan Stieber earned the 2014 Male Athlete of the Year award from the Touchdown Club of Columbus on Jan. 6. A three-time national champion and two-time Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, Stieber’s current winning percentage of .971 makes him No. 1 in school history.Stieber and the Buckeyes are set to take on Michigan State on Friday at 7 p.m.Women’s gymnasticsIn November, the OSU women’s gymnastic team announced the addition of two 2016 athletes in Casey Carvalho and Jamie Stone. Coach Carey Fagan said in a released statement she is excited about the level of natural talent and excellence the girls will bring to the team.Meanwhile, the Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll placed the Buckeyes at fourth and named sophomore Tenille Funches and freshman Taylor Harrison “gymnasts to watch.”OSU kicked off its season by defeating the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh on Friday.The Buckeyes are set to welcome Michigan and West Virginia for their home opener on Saturday at 4 p.m. Men’s hockey The new year provided a generally successful start for the men’s hockey team as well. Including a 4-1 loss to Penn State on Saturday, the Buckeyes won or tied three of their first four games in January. OSU brought its record to 7-10-2 with a win against Mercyhurst, 6-3, a tie against Mercyhurst, 2-2 in overtime, and an overtime win over Penn State, 5-4.Senior forward Matt Johnson was named the Big Ten First Star of the Week on Jan. 6, after scoring four goals over the team’s two games against Mercyhurst, including his first career hat trick. It was the Stillwater, Minn., native’s first career conference weekly award.Next, the Buckeyes look to avenge a December loss to Michigan at home on Friday at 7 p.m. While Buckeyes around the country are anticipating the outcome of Monday night’s National Championship football game, the rest of the Ohio State athletic department has been busy raking in wins, awards and new prospects. From women’s gymnastics and rowing, to men’s gymnastics, hockey, volleyball and wrestling, winter generally sports started on high notes for Buckeye teams. Men’s gymnasticsThe fifth-ranked men’s gymnastics team concluded its preseason schedule on Saturday at the annual Alumni Exhibition. The Buckeyes are set to host Illinois in their regular season opener at St. John Arena on Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. after taking part in the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 17. Men’s volleyballDespite picking up its first two losses of the season on Thursday and Friday, the OSU men’s volleyball team has a winning 3-2 record. The Buckeyes just returned from Hawaii where they fell to both Hawaii, 3-1, and University of California Irvine, 3-0.They’re set to play Limestone at 7 p.m. Friday in Columbus.On Tuesday, the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association named two Buckeyes Players of the Week. Senior outside hitter Michael Henchy earned Offensive Player of the Week, while sophomore setter Christy Blough took the defensive title. read more

Water cannon bought by Boris Johnson for £322k sold for just £11k

It is understood that as prime minister Mr Cameron privately indicated he would license water cannon if there were a repeat of the 2011 riots.  A source close to Boris Johnson said: “In the wake of the London riots, with a worrying rise in knife crime and with his hands tied by the political decisions in the Home Office, Boris made tackling crime his number one priority.”During his time as mayor he reduced the murder rate by 50 percent and brought overall crime down by 20 percent. This is a legacy the new mayor has sadly been unable to match.”The sale was announced as details were revealed of 72 youth projects that will receive the latest round of grants from the Young Londoners Fund.The schemes, aimed at diverting young people away from crime, will receive a share of £13.2 million and include the Ben Kinsella Trust, Redthread and Football Beyond Borders. Three water cannon bought by Boris Johnson for more than £320,000 while he was London Mayor have been sold for just £11,025.Current Mayor Sadiq Khan announced yesterday that “we have managed to finally get rid of them” as it was revealed they had been sold to a firm that will dismantle them and export the parts.The machines were bought by Mr Johnson from Germany in 2014 – before their use had been licensed on British mainland.Then-Home Secretary Theresa May banned their use in riot situations in 2015, and later used the purchase to ridicule Mr Johnson in the Tory leadership race after David Cameron resigned.The machines cost £322,000 to purchase second-hand and then refit – including £32,004 for low emission zone compliance, £19,035 for re-painting, £3,109.20 for signage, and £970.50 for the fitting of radios and CD players.They have now been sold to Nottinghamshire-based Reclamations (Ollerton) Ltd, who will strip them and sent the individual parts overseas. Mr Khan said: “For too long, London taxpayers have had to bear the brunt of Boris Johnson’s appalling botched water cannon deal. This has been another waste of taxpayers’ money by Boris Johnson.”Londoners continue to live with his vanity. I am pleased we have managed to finally get rid of them and I made an election promise to Londoners that I would claw back as much of this cash as possible, and pump it into helping young people at risk of being affected by crime and giving them better life opportunities.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians

first_imgAll sides in the conflict must now work together to ensure the hundreds of families bereaved can get the answers they need, and that the remains of the victims of the crash can be recovered and repatriated without delay.“This tragic incident highlights the urgent need to bring the conflict in Eastern Ukraine to an end.”GazaThe meeting of Foreign Ministers also discussed the situation in Gaza and the Middle East. Flanagan said:“We condemned both the rockets attacks into Israel and the very high level of civilian casualties in Gaza, and have stressed again the need for any military action to be proportionate.We called on the parties to resume meaningful negotiations with the aim of achieving a comprehensive peace agreement based on a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the 1967 borders.“We have also discussed the humanitarian aspects of the crisis in Gaza and underlined the need to provide access for humanitarian assistance.”Yesterday Minister Flanagan announced funding of €500,000 for the United Nations’ emergency appeal for families affected by the devastating conflict in Gaza.Read: Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting>Read: Ireland is providing €500k in humanitarian aid to Gaza> EU FOREIGN MINISTERS have decided to impose sanctions on more Russians.In a meeting in Brussels they agreed to expand the criteria for listing people and entities against whom sanctions can be imposed.The move is in response to continuing instability in Eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.Speaking after the EU Foreign Affairs Council today – Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, said:“Sanctions can encourage all sides to come to the negotiating table and reach a peaceful solution to their differences.“Today we also made it very clear that we are willing to consider further measures if the situation does not improve.”MH17Ministers also discussed the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine last week.Minister Flanagan said, “I joined with my European colleagues in expressing our deepest sympathies to those who have lost family and loved ones on flight MH17.“We are calling for a full, thorough and independent international investigation to ensure those directly and indirectly responsible are held to account and brought to justice.last_img read more

Samsung definitely not interested in buying webOS

first_imgThere was a lot of buzz last week about Samsung being a possible suitor for HP’s webOS, either as a licensee or even to buy the ex-Palm mobile operating system. Samsung’s CEO Choi Gee Sung has, however, cast aside any doubts about his company’s level of interest at IFA 2011 as far as an acquisition goes: it’s zero. Choi’s sentiment was echoed by a Samsung spokesperson back in Seoul as well, so it’s clearly not just a personal opinion.Choi takes issue with the “trend” of mobile tech companies acquiring an OS — which we can assume is an obvious poke at both HP and RIM (who purchased QNX) and probably even a subtle elbow in Google’s ribs for acquiring Android back in 2005. He also assures that Samsung is working much harder on stepping up its software game than those outside the company might think.That Choi and Samsung genuinely aren’t interested in buying webOS shouldn’t really come as a surprise. The company enjoyed a very successful launch of its own Bada OS and has received solid reviews so far for its first batch of Bada 2 smartphones. Would Samsung really want to shuffle developer resources from its own creation to learn someone else’s mobile OS inside-out, maintain it, and support it going forward? No.Would Samsung still be interested in licensing webOS? Possibly. If Samsung’s concerns about the Google/Motorola deal one day lead it to shy away from Android, webOS might be an interesting alternative — provided someone else wants to take care of its development. Samsung is already looking after Bada internally, but it’s making good money on smartphones with licensed OSes like Windows Phone that other companies are looking after.Read more at Bloomberglast_img read more

Woodland boy becomes honorary rescue swimmer in Alaska

first_imgWhen 8-year-old Andrew Bishop was given the choice between family trips to Hawaii or Disney World, visiting Boston to watch a Bruins game or going to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, the choice was easy.“He pointed to the Coast Guard,” said Andrew’s mom, Stephanie Bishop.Andrew, who is nonverbal and nonmobile, has for years had a fascination with rescue swimmers. The love dates back four years, when a 4-year-old Andrew watched “The Guardian,” a Coast Guard rescue swimmer movie starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.“He watched it repeatedly, like continuously,” Bishop said. “But he was 4. We thought he would get over it. But he didn’t — ever.”So when Make-a-Wish’s Alaska and Washington chapter selected Andrew as a wish recipient, Stephanie Bishop and her husband, T.J., knew they needed to include a Coast Guard visit among the options for Andrew. They printed off pictures of each activity and let Andrew choose.They weren’t surprised when Andrew passed up Mickey Mouse for Kodiak, Alaska. Stephanie, T.J., Andrew and younger brother Aiden left their Woodland home for Kodiak on Thursday and returned Monday night.last_img read more

Haitian Government makes major donation to Turks and Caicos 630 generators among

first_img Related Items:#, #magneticmedianews, #TCIreceivesdonationfromHaiti Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 30, 2017 – Providenciales – A monumental gift arrived on board the Kristina cargo ship direct from Port Au Prince, Haiti loaded with a generous contribution from the Haitian Government to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the aftermath of deadly hurricanes Irma and Maria.  This is the first official gift from the Government of nearby Haiti and the items were handed over to Minister of Home Affairs, Hon Delroy Williams and DDME director, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux on Monday by Haiti’s Consul to the TCI, His Excellency Jacques Adolphe.HE Adolphe said, “it is our contribution to our neighbors the Turks and Caicos where so many of our compatriots reside and who consider this beautiful by nature country their second home.”Usually Haiti is on the receiving end of the gifts during a storm season, and while we are still 31 days from the end of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Consul Adolphe explained that Haiti is counting its blessings that no catastrophe has come its way via hurricane this year, so far.The supplies include:  630 generators, 1000 sheets of plywood, 4,500 tarps, 2,000 sheet rock and 4,000 metal roof sheets which were presented to TCIG.On behalf of Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is the former Ambassador to the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Antonio Roderigue, the Consulate office explained:  “We know how to be prepared and this is our chance to return our gratitude for the years of being supported when we have been devastated by storms. It is a show of solidarity; we are acting on behalf of the people of Haiti.”It was explained to #MagneticMedia that the items were donated and TCIG alone will oversee and determine the distribution of the supplies.   There have been other donations shipped to TCI from Haiti since the back to back September storms. Boyfriend protects woman from gunshots in Provo shooting; ‘critical’ in hospital Prime Minister breaks ground for Darliston Serviced Lots Development Gold Medal Shaunae & Maicel in Celebrity Wedding, Bahamian style at Atlantislast_img read more

Gadhafis burial delayed for further investigation

first_imgTRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The burial of slain leader Moammar Gadhafi has been delayed until the circumstances of his death can be further examined and a decision is made about where to bury the body, Libyan officials said Friday, as the U.N. human rights office called for an investigation into his death.The transitional leadership had said it would bury the dictator Friday in accordance with Islamic tradition. Bloody images of Gadhafi’s last moments in the hands of angry captors have raised questions over his treatment minutes before his death. One son, Muatassim, was also killed but the fate of Gadhafi’s one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam was unclear.Justice Minister Mohammed al-Alagi said Seif al-Islam was wounded and being held in a hospital in the city of Zlitan. But Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam on Friday that the son’s whereabouts were uncertain.Shammam said Gadhafi’s body was still in Misrata, where it was taken after he was found in his hometown of Sirte, and revolutionary forces were discussing where it should be interred.Thursday’s death of Gadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom.last_img read more

32 use group risk benefits to attract and retain staff

first_imgJust under a third (32%) of employer respondents use group risk benefits to attract and retain key members of staff, according to research by industry body Group Risk Development (Grid).Its Group risk annual employer research report, which surveyed 501 UK organisations with between five and 1,000 employees, also found that only 16% of employer respondents make a point of providing regular communications about their benefits package.The research also found:30% of respondents detail group risk protection benefits in their employee benefit statements.21% of employer respondents see group risk benefits as a major selling point at interviews.38% of respondents clearly lay out group risk protection benefits on their intranet or staff handbook.12% of employer respondents make a point of not actively communicate their group risk benefits to ensure they are not abused.Katharine Moxham (pictured), spokesperson at Grid, said: “When staff need practical support, if diagnosed with a critical illness, or are unable to work through ill-health or injury, for example, then these benefits come into their own. It is imperative that employers understand how best to use group risk benefits and the supporting services that come along with them so they can let their staff know how to access them when needed.”last_img read more

Long life linked to shorter period of illness

first_imgThe findings in a study of nearly 3,000 people contradict the notion that the older the people get, the sicker they become and the greater is the cost of taking care of them.“Most people struggle with an ever-increasing burden of disease and disability as they age,” said study leader Nir Barzilai, Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. “But we found that those who live exceptionally long have the additional benefit of shorter periods of illness – sometimes just weeks or months before death,” Barzilai said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The study appeared in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The data for the study was collected from two studies with participants from North America, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Analysis revealed a consistent pattern of delayed onset of illness in the centenarian groups compared to their respective comparison groups. The findings suggest that discoveries made in one group of centenarians can be generalised to diverse populations.last_img read more

LaFave sponsoring teletown hall for UP residents

first_img Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is sponsoring a tele-town hall for the residents of Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties.“I am always trying to find new and better ways to listen to people,” Rep. LaFave said. “This tele-town hall is a great way to communicate with people from a large area, and I encourage everyone to participate.”The tele-town hall is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. CST. Although the discussion will be centered around government fiscal responsibility, auto no-fault, and other current issues, people are encouraged to call in with any questions or concerns they may have. The initial call for the event will come from Rep. LaFave’s office, but if someone misses the call, the number to dial is (855) 756-7520 ext. 35322.For questions regarding the tele-town hall, residents are encouraged to contact LaFave’s office at (517) 373-0156 or [email protected] 06Jun LaFave sponsoring tele-town hall for U.P. residents Categories: LaFave Newslast_img read more

Bill protecting concealed pistol license holders gains committee approval

first_img19Sep Bill protecting concealed pistol license holders gains committee approval Categories: Runestad News Rep. Runestad: People who forget to renew CPL do not deserve felony chargeThe House Judiciary Committee chaired by state Rep. Jim Runestad today advanced legislation protecting concealed pistol license holders from facing excessive and unreasonable punishment simply for forgetting to renew their licenses before the expiration date.CPL holders currently face the possibility of a five-year felony if they are found in possession of a concealed pistol even one day after their license expires. Individuals who carry a concealed pistol without ever obtaining a CPL face this same penalty.“A felony charge is much too harsh of a penalty for someone who has every intention of following the law, but makes one simple oversight,” said Runestad, of White Lake. “We must make sure the punishment matches the crime.”House Bill 4458 creates a six-month grace period after the license expires where people who remain eligible for a CPL would be subject to a civil infraction with a $330 fine. The fine could be waived if the individual receives a renewal license within 60 days of the violation. The bill moves to the full House for consideration.Runestad co-chairs the House’s Second Amendment Caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators committed to defending and advancing the right to bear arms.“This is a great example of the type of legislation the Second Amendment Caucus was formed to help advance,” Runestad said. “People are being unfairly punished for exercising a fundamental right, and that must stop.”###last_img read more

Oregon Nonprofits Unhappy about Unrequested Radio Ads

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesApril 24, 2014; Statesman JournalThe old adage in the nonprofit sector is that any media coverage is good media coverage. In Oregon, three nonprofits are going against this old salt and are complaining about being included in a series of radio spots aired by Barbara Jensen, a candidate in a Republican primary for a seat in the state assembly. The charities believe that listeners may get the false impression that they support Ms. Jensen’s campaign, not to mention the presence of inaccuracies in the radio spots.In February, Jensen announced that she would be running in the Republican primary for the assembly seat vacated by Rep. Kim Thatcher, who is running for the Oregon senate. The district is apparently heavily Republican, having a reported 3,000-voter registration edge over Democrats. Earlier in her career, Jensen had been part of a state initiative to consolidate 12 state data centers. Her role has been described as serving to “plan and build” the new data center. Apparently, the process was incredibly expensive—far more than originally intended—and by some accounts was a disaster.Jensen’s opponent, Bill Post, is a former conservative radio talk-show host. Jensen petitioned Post’s former radio station, demanding equal time, and she was award 566 minutes of airtime. She’s chosen to devote a majority of that to public service announcements in which she describes the work of some area nonprofit organizations.Unfortunately, she did not ask those nonprofits, and she did not check with them what she should say. The result is that at least three of the featured organizations are unhappy.Lou Jaffe of the Oregon World War II Foundation is reported as saying that listeners might believe the organization supports Jensen’s candidacy despite disclaimers during the ad. “Her tone of voice and what’s said is terrific,” Jaffe said, “but at the end of the day, what’s this really about?…It sounded like we were endorsing a candidate. I frankly went ballistic.”Lyndon Zaitz of the Keizer Heritage Foundation agrees, arguing that the disclaimer is at the end of the ad, and if anyone even did pay attention, it might already be too late and the perception of endorsement would be in the listener’s mind. Given that nonprofits are not allowed to openly endorse any candidate running for office, “…we just can’t have that,” Zaitz said.Kyle Dickinson of Union Gospel Mission (UGM) is reported as saying the organization was unhappy that they had not been contacted and asked what they needed before the ad was written and aired.The UGM ad can be heard here. It contains several inaccuracies, including the address for donations, and calling the agency a “food bank.”Jensen’s not asking for permission or for assistance in developing the ads suggests at best a lack of sense of protocol and, at worst, a personal agenda. The perception could be that she is building her campaign on the backs of the good reputation of local nonprofit organizations.—Rob MeiksinsShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more


first_img Twitter National NewsNewsWatch Flight 93 chime tower an ‘everlasting concert by our heroes’ By Daniella HankeySep 10, 2018, 04:43 am 280 0 Pinterest Facebook Four 40-foot (12.2-meter) containers of remaining debris from the crashed airplane were buried there during a private ceremony on June 21.The memorial was funded with $46 million from 110,000 private donors, including $6 million to design and build the Tower of Voices. Volunteers are well on their way to the goal of planting 150,000 seedlings around the 2,200 acre (890 hectare) park. It attracted about 400,000 visitors last year.The dedication comes two days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. President Donald Trump is expected to attend that memorial ceremony Tuesday in Shanksville, along with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.Shanksville is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh. Daniella Hankey Previous PostDeadline arrives for severe weather assistance applications Mail Linkedin Home NewsWatch National News Flight 93 chime tower an ‘everlasting concert by our heroes’ Next PostMiss New York Nia Franklin crowned 2019 Miss America It was “the day that lives were lost so that other lives were saved. And heroes were made over the skies of Shanksville,” said Ridge, who served as the first secretary of the Homeland Security Department when it was created after 9/11.The roughly 93-foot (28-meter) structure represents the final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Each chime generates a distinctive sound, and rows of trees that ring the site symbolize sound waves.“Together their voices will ring out into perpetuity, with this beautiful Somerset County, Pennsylvania, wind,” park Superintendent Stephen Clark said.The national park at a the crash site, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of Shanksville, also includes a memorial plaza, dedicated on the 10th anniversary in 2011, and a visitor’s center that opened three years ago.As a cold, driving rain pelted the hills, memorial architect Paul Murdoch spoke of the plan, which uses the wind to activate the chimes. The remaining chimes are expected to be installed in the coming weeks.“These chimes respond to unanswered cries of voices not spoken again, but remembered in the vibrations of a monumental tower,” Murdoch said.They range from 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) long, weigh as much as 150 pounds (68 kilograms) and are tuned.Nearly 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11 attacks, when terrorists seized control of four planes. They flew two of them into the World Trade Center skyscrapers in New York and the fourth into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.“These guys are the real heroes,” said retired truck driver Stefan Robbins, visiting the memorial from Lexington, Kentucky. “They didn’t sign up — they’re not a cop, they’re not a firefighter.”The Flight 93 passengers learned in mid-flight they had been hijacked and responded heroically, declaring “let’s roll” as they confronted their adversaries inside the plane.Thirteen passengers on the plane made a combined 37 phone calls during the attack, getting information about the other three hijackings and crashes.“When they learned that, it galvanized them as a group,” Clark said. “They said, ‘We’re not going back to any airport. This is a suicide mission.’”As some passengers apparently tried to storm the cabin, the hijacker at the controls then rolled the plane, trying to throw them off balance, before the aircraft became inverted and crashed at 563 mph (906 kph) on the edge of a reclaimed strip mine at 10:30 a.m.The impact ignited about 100 hemlock trees. Hemlocks are used as symbols throughout the memorial’s design, including the tower.A 17-ton (15-metric ton) sandstone marks the impact site, located within a 44-acre (17.8-hectare) fenced-off area of the field where crash debris landed, referred to as the “sacred ground.” Access to that part of the park is limited to family members of the passengers and crew. (AP)- The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to earth.Relatives of the 40 people killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, helped ring eight of what will eventually be 40 aluminum chimes at the Flight 93 National Memorial site, and former Gov. Tom Ridge said the Tower of Voices will be “an everlasting concert by our heroes.”The dedication occurred nearly 17 years after passengers on the hijacked flight from New Jersey to California fought back against a band of terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a rural field. Officials concluded the terrorists were aiming the Boeing 757 toward Washington, to be used as an enormous airborne weapon. Google+ Tumblrlast_img read more


first_img Tumblr Facebook Google+ Mail Linkedin NewsWatchPolitical NewsTop Stories Vice President Pence to stump for Morrisey in West Virginia By Daniella HankeyOct 18, 2018, 04:20 am 318 0 Next PostChanging fall colors coming on in parts of West Virginia Home NewsWatch Vice President Pence to stump for Morrisey in West Virginia BRIDGEPORT, WV (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is attending a rally this weekend for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia.Morrisey’s campaign says in a statement the rally will be held in Bridgeport on Saturday evening at the Engine and Airframe Solutions Worldwide facility at the North Central West Virginia Airport.The event is open to the public.Pence attended a rally and private fundraiser for Morrisey in Wheeling in July. President Donald Trump held rallies for Morrisey in the past two months in Charleston and Wheeling.Morrisey, who is West Virginia’s attorney general, faces Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin in the Nov. 6 election. Pinterest Previous PostPuppeteer who played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street’ retiring Twitter Daniella Hankeylast_img read more